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CPA Prison Arts Exhibit
September 11 – October 29, 2015

An exhibition of work from the Community Partners in Action (CPA) Prison Arts Program will feature  recent drawings, paintings and sculptures by artists incarcerated in Connecticut’s prisons.
For the fifth year in a row, Russell Library hosts an exhibition of artwork by formerly incarcerated artists.  CPA’s Prison Arts Program is proud to continue to work with inmates upon their release and equally proud to note their continued artistic endeavors and accomplishments.  This year’s exhibition features, by far, the most artists to date.
On the Walls:
Artists include: Pete Delgado, Kelly Donnelly, Gerald Filyaw, Will Gavaria, Edwin Gonzalez, Frederick Gunn, Michael Iovieno, Lee Jupina, Nina Robinson, Adalberto Rodriguez, Alan Schiavo, Ross VonWeingarten and other
A small exhibition of sculptures created in Connecticut prisons during the past year will be installed in the Russell Library’s glass display case on the first floor.  In prison, scraps of anything can find their way into ingenious sculptural works. This exhibition features artwork from Christopher Blanks, Santos Cancel, Mark Despres, Angel Gonzalez, Leeroy Harris, Carrie Jones, Marcos Mercado, Roberto Perez and June Seger.