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The Greater Hartford Arts Council Features Art Connection Artists

Vinfen’s Art Connection Studio was honored to be featured exclusively at the Greater Hartford Arts Council’s exhibition, “Connections + Collaborations.” The opening reception took place on September 1 at the 100 Pearl Street Gallery in Hartford, CT. In a celebration of collaboration, the studio artists combined paint, paper, fabric, and repurposed materials to create works highlighting the power of community, connection, and the creative spirit.

Dozens of artists, friends, family members, council members, and art lovers were in attendance for the reception, which featured wine and light hors d’oeuvres. Vinfen President and CEO Bruce Bird attended the event to support and congratulate the Art Connection Studio artists. Also in attendance was Connecticut Governor Dannel Malloy and First Lady and CEO of the Greater Hartford Arts Council Cathy Malloy, who has been a long-standing supporter of Art Connection Studio.

As the centerpiece of the exhibition, studio artists collaborated to create a triptych, or group of three connected pieces displayed together.

“There are many layers of repurposed material in this work that give it density and depth,” said Art Connection Program Specialist Michael Galaburri. “The triptych is my favorite piece because it represents the efforts of our whole studio.”

Fitting with the themes of connection and community, the other six paintings in the collection were created by twelve studio artists who worked collaboratively.

“At the foundation of our work is the belief that living well rests primarily on the quality of our relationships. Making collaborative artwork accelerates this process. The connections between us become therapeutic and healing,” Michael said.

For more information, visit artconnectionstudio.org. To contact the studio, give them a call at 860-236-0705 or email them at artconnection@vinfen.org.