CPA Prison Arts Program Annual Show

Please join us tonight from 5-8 p.m. for the opening of the Community Partners in Action Prison Arts Program Annual Show.

Exhibition Dates: May 22 through June 10, 2014

The Prison Arts Program, established in 1978, promotes self-examination and self-esteem in Connecticut inmates through participation in visual arts classes, exhibitions and publications, and brings the talent and creativity of the prison population to the community at large.

The Prison Arts Program provides classes and projects, as well as publication and exhibition opportunities, to people incarcerated in several of Connecticut’s correctional facilities. CPA believes that the arts are a vital tool in aiding inmates to use their sentenced time constructively by provoking them to develop their self-discipline, self-esteem, work ethic, and interpersonal and communication skills while they examine their lives and the actions which led to their incarceration. Classes teach both specific and general artistic skills, assist inmates to develop more successful and non-destructive modes of communication and provide inmates with guidance in understanding the learning process, the creative process, the process of critical thinking, and the process of self-awareness.

Read more about the program here:


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