HARTFORD—Close to 350 area artists of all ages and walks of life have submitted original art works now being displayed at Capital Community College as part of Community Renewal Team’s National Arts Program. On Saturday, Jan. 25, these works of art will be judged and the artists awarded top prizes in an awards program and reception starting at 1 p.m.. The gallery opens at noon.
ceremony will be a performance in and of itself, with concert pianist and
composer Gabe Zucker playing piano and live poetry readings by The Free Poets
Collective that reflect each winning art piece All forms of visual arts are represented, from
installations to paintings to sculpture, in one of the largest community arts
events in the region.
First, second and third prizes will be
awarded in each of the adult categories of Amateur, Intermediate and
Professional. First prizes are worth $300, second prizes are $200 and third prizes
are $100 each. First, second and third
prizes also will be awarded in Youth (12 and under) and Teen (13-18)
categories. First prize is $75, second is $50 and third is $25. An overall best
of show prize of $300 also will be awarded. Each artist will receive a
Certificate of Participation in the National Arts Program.
Free, public gallery showings will be held Jan.
21 – Feb. 9, 2014, at Capital Community College, from 7 a.m. – 10 p.m., Monday through Friday and 9
a.m. – 4 p.m. Saturdays.
For more information on The National Arts Program, contact Nancy Shapiro at (860) 560-5471 or visit www.nationalartsprogram.org/venues/hartford-ct.
Renewal Team, Inc. is the designated Community Action Agency for Middlesex and Hartford Counties
and is the largest non-profit provider of human services in Connecticut. The agency’s mission is
Preparing Our Community to Meet Life’s Challenges. The mission is achieved each
day by helping people and families become self-sufficient while making sure
basic needs are met. CRT’s programs include Head Start, Meals on Wheels, energy
assistance, supportive housing and shelters, and many others, serving people in
more than 60 cities and towns in both our core catchment area and throughout