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Thursday, August 27, 2009

Saturday night show and party at New Britain Artists Cooperative

New Britain Artists Cooperative
66 West Main St., New Britain
Summer Art Series #2
Opening reception: Sat., Aug. 29, 7-11 p.m.

Press release

This show will be the second and final installation in the SUMMER ART SERIES. (Not for us throwing them, just for summer) It is going to be a small works show featuring the up-and-coming artists of the Greater Hartford Area. We will be also throwing an Open-Mic situation with a few set acts. This includes Petite Mal and Split Frontier.

So come and enjoy the music, food, drinks, and of course the art.

7-11 p.m. is the official time for the big shots, but we will be partying until we can't anymore. We have also combined with the girls down the hall (Abby Jensen). They will also be featuring artists from Central Connecticut State University, as well as their own work. The rest of the studios will be displaying their work on the walls of the remaining floors: 3-5.

We will definitely have returning artists and more new artists!

"As an artist you're looking for universal triggers. You want it both ways. You want it to have an immediate impact, and you want it to have deep meanings as well. I'm striving for both. But I hate it when people write things that sound like they've swallowed a fucking dictionary."- Damien Hirst


At the newly formed artist cooperative in New Britain, there is an eclectic group of young artists gathering. From painters to sculptors to video artists, the up-and-comers of the Hartford area are displaying their work. The New Britain Artist Cooperative has been kind enough to host a series of Do-It-Yourself art show/parties-a chance for the young artists to display their work in an art scene that isn't very accepting of new artists.

In Connecticut, it's all about who you know and what connections you have. In order to get a show at any of the "prestigious" institutions in the Hartford or New Haven area, it comes down to one's connections. The New Britain Artist Cooperative, along with Steve Rand, have taken it upon themselves to help these artists display their work and create a reason for them to continue working. In the vein of Warholesque factory parties, these shows become a venue for people to see cutting-edge art/music and have some fun at the same time-breaking down the associated pretentious stereotypes that are conjured up when one thinks of the art world. This is a declaration against the system. This is a rebirth. This is a testament by true artists.

These shows will be happening every two months. The next one is set to occur on August 29th, Saturday 7-11 p.m. as the conclusion of the Summer Art Series.

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