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Wednesday, May 11, 2011

Reception for Prison Arts show this Sunday at John Slade Ely House

John Slade Ely House Center for Contemporary Art
51 Trumbull Street, New Haven, (203) 624-8055
Prison Arts Program Annual Show
Through May 29, 2011
Reception: Sun., May 15, 2—5 p.m.

Press release

The John Slade Ely House presents 33rd Annual Prison Arts Program Show of artwork from Connecticut’s prisons. The exhibit features over 750 artworks created by over 200 artists from 12 correctional facilities.

A tradition within the prison system and the State of Connecticut, inmates work all year towards this amazing show.

The Prison Arts Program was initiated in 1978. Community Partners in Action is a nonprofit agency founded in 1875.

This exhibition is funded by: Beatrice Fox Auerbach Foundation Fund at Hartford Foundation for Public Giving, J. Walton Bissell Foundation, Concerned Citizens for Humanity, Connecticut Commission on Culture and Tourism, Connecticut Department of Correction, Fisher Foundation, Greater Hartford Arts Council, George A. and Grace L. Long Foundation, Robert and Margaret Patricelli Family Foundation, The Edward C. and Ann T. Roberts Foundation and many individuals and collaborating organizations.

(Top image: "A Matter of Trust" by Rick Celso. Bottom image: "Untitled" by Kelly Donnelly.)

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