Great Exhibit Coming Up!

by NLMS Director

Community partners in action PRISON ARTS PROGRAM annual show 2018

the garde gallery

305 state street, new london ct

April 14-May 19

thursday 11-7 / friday 11-5 / saturday 11-3 & by appointment

reception saturday april 14, 4-7

Free and open to the public


work from the prison arts program permanent collection:

new london main street, 311 state street: wednesday-friday 10-5 / thursdays until 7 / saturday 11-3

garde arts center lobbies, 325 state street: monday-friday 10-5 & 1 hour before all events

This is the 40th Annual Show of artwork from Connecticut’s prisons. The Annual Show features over 400 artworks from over 120 inmates and former inmates. Inmates and staff work all year toward this unique and extraordinary community event!

COMMUNITY PARTNERS IN ACTION is a nonprofit agency created in 1875 dedicated to building a better community by providing services that promote accountability, dignity and restoration for people affected by the criminal justice system.

THE PRISON ARTS PROGRAM advocates for art and artists in prison, organizes in-prison workshops and an Annual Show open to anyone incarcerated in Connecticut, maintains a travelling “Permanent Collection,” publishes and distributes a “Journal” of art and writing and collaborates with other organizations, agencies and individuals. The program works to positively and constructively change the prison environment while encouraging empathy, self discipline, work ethic, self esteem, technical and communication skill development, thoughtfulness, critical thinking and calm. While we can’t change the past, we can work to make the present and future better, healthier and safer for everyone in our community.

THIS IS A COLLABORATIVE COMMUNITY EVENT made possible through the work of the CPA, the CT Department of Correction, the City of New London, the Garde Arts Center, New London Main Street, the Community Foundation of Eastern CT, the CT Department of Economic and Community Development - Office of the Arts, and many other organizations, agencies, funders and individuals.

For further info or to provide support for the CPA Prison Arts Program please contact:

JEFFREY GREENE, CPA Prison Arts Program Mangager / 860.722.9450 /

(High resolution TIFFS and web ready JPEGS available).

JEANNE SIGEL, Garde Arts Center Marketing/Development Director / 860.444.4430 / /

KRISTIN HAVRILLA CLARKE, New London Main Street Executive Director / 860.444.2489 / /

Written by:

NLMS Director