Groton, CT (June — August 2018) – “Life
Without Limits” highlights a variety of art including mosaic, sculpture, murals and paint on canvas. This work was displayed recently at a successful Artists’ Reception at the Groton-New London Airport, where the exhibit will be on display until August 30, 2018.
The artwork was created by individuals from United Cerebral Pa
lsy’s (UCP) community program for people with disabilities in CT. The artists collaborate with each other and UCP staff members to create one piece of artwork every year that gets displayed at a public art forum in New London called Hygienic Art. The Life Without Limits Exhibit is a compilation of this artwork over the last eight years.
“People participate in any way they can, whether it’s coming up with the initial concept to making choices about a paint color using an eye gaze. The art program at UCP helps each person express his or her unique talents in a way that’s accessible to each person. The arts can bring joy along with a sense of organization and accomplishment to their world,” said Jennifer Keatley, UCP Executive Director.
Southeastern CT Cultural Coalition Executive Director Wendy Bury added, “This new program is a wonderful way to embed local art in a non-traditional venue. It gives artists and community organizations like UCP exposure to new audiences while brightening the airport and offering visitors a dynamic array of artwork by local and regional artists. It’s exciting to be part of this partnership.”
The Southeastern CT Cultural Coalition and Connecticut Airport Authority (CAA) announced the 2018 schedule for the newly inaugurated Art in the Airport program at Groton – New London Airport featuring these diverse exhibitions: historically recognized local figures, African-American history and contemporary art by individuals with disabilities. The new program’s purpose is to showcase the region’s uniqueness, history, industry, culture, and geography through visual arts. The collaboration is aimed at providing off-site exhibit space that engages community organizations.
United Cerebral Palsy of Eastern CT
UCP of Eastern CT provides direct service and programs for people with disabilities. Core services include Employment, Residential, Assistive Technology and Community programs in Waterford, Old Saybrook, and Groton. Our in-home and employment programs support people across the entire Eastern section of CT. UCP’s mission is to advance the independence and full citizenship of individuals across a spectrum of disabilities, including Cerebral Palsy.
Southeastern Connecticut Cultural Coalition
The Southeastern Connecticut Cultural Coalition, a 501 (c)(3) nonprofit organization, contributes to the cultural identity, economy, and quality of life of Southeastern Connecticut by advocating and supporting arts, heritage, cultural and business activities and organizations.
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