Prison Arts Program Annual Show April 14th-May 19th

“Cellphone Artworks” by Michael Iovieno, Prison Arts Program Alumni


CPA’s Prison Arts Program 40th Annual Show is April 14-May 19, 2018 at the Garde Gallery in New London, CT.

The Annual Show features over 500 new artworks from over 120 inmate artists in Connecticut prisons and from community artists who are Alumni of the Prison Arts Program. The inmates and staff work all year toward this unique and extraordinary community event! The exhibition is free to the public.

Annual Show Opening Reception:  Saturday April 14, 4-7 pm
You are invited to attend the Annual Show Opening Reception. You can meet some of community artists, and selected artworks, show posters, journals and greeting cards will be available for sale. The opening reception is free to the public and no registration required.

BONUS! Prison Arts Program Permanent Collection Exhibition: 
While in New London visiting the Annual Show, experience even more extraordinary art from our Prison Arts Program Permanent Collection! Works will be exhibited in the Garde Art Center lobbies and at New London Main Street at the Historic Waterfront.

Exhibition Locations:
2018 Prison Arts Program Annual Show:
Garde Gallery at the Garde Arts Center, 305 State Street, New London, CT
Thursday 11 am-7 pm/Friday 11 am-5 pm/ Saturday 11 am-3 pm & by appointment

Prison Arts Program Permanent Collection Exhibitions:
♥ Garde Art Center Lobbies: Monday-Friday 10 am-5 pm and 1 hour before all events
♥ New London Main Street, 311 State Street: Wednesday-Friday 10 am-5 pm / Thursdays until 7 pm / Saturdays 11 am-3 pm

Thank You to the Annual Show Collaborators and Supporters:
This a collaborative community art 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 Information:
♥ Jeffrey Greene, CPA Prison Arts Program Manager / 860.722.9450 / arts program

♥ Jeanne Sigel, Garde Arts Center Marketing/Development Director / 860.444.4430 / /

♥ Kristin Havrilla Clarke, New London Main Street Executive Director / 860.444.2489 / /