Children’s Art Exchange Opens Wednesday in City Center Danbury
From the Cultural Alliance of Western Connecticut–
As a part of an on going global art exchange, organized by Norwalk’s Creative Connections, Guatemalan and US students will artistically share what they value in their cultures and the results will be seen throughout CityCenter Danbury. Through the efforts of the Cultural Alliance of Western Connecticut, as well as support from CityCenter Danbury, the Regional YMCA, The City of Danbury, Danbury Library, and Ortegas Restaurante, over 60 works of children’s art will be exhibited side by side – Guatemala to US – to initiate dialogue, encourage discovery, and make us look at our world in new and respective ways. Opening day is Wednesday, December 12th.
The collection, from the archives of Creative Connections, will be shown at CityCenter Danbury, 186 Main Street; Danbury City Hall, 155 Deer Hill Avenue; Danbury Public Library, 170 Main Street; and Ortegas Restaurante, 2b Ives Street. Called “Putting Myself in the Picture,” the multi-spaced show will run through Thursday, January 10th. (Contact specific venues for times.)
Creative Connections was established to build cultural awareness as an essential element of every child’s education in an increasingly interconnected world. It connects children, through art and ideas, over 5 continents and in 38 countries. A teacher in Brooklyn, NY, wrote: ”My students definitely enjoyed learning about CHOCOLATE and where it actually comes from. From there they were so interested in why and how the rainforest is preserved. In turn, they began to look at the trees in their neighborhood in terms of differences and similarities. Most importantly, they realize trees are important for humans and our environment.” Make a Creative Connection now. Visit the exhibition spaces, then encourage your child to express what he sees.
About the Cultural Alliance of Western Connecticut:
The Cultural Alliance of Western Connecticut (formally the Housatonic Valley Cultural Alliance), based in Danbury, Connecticut is a leader in supporting a vibrant arts and culture community in Northern Fairfield and Southern Litchfield Counties. We promote and advocate for arts, history, and culture as a primary driver of the economy and as an enriching influence for communities and people. We understand and believe that the arts sector is a critical engine for growth through creativity, innovation and collaboration. The Cultural Alliance of Western Connecticut, a 501c-3, is the largest and only regional service organization working to ensure better access to arts and culture for all residents and visitors in the Housatonic Valley region. We are supported by pubic funding, corporate and private contributions, and by our members.www.artswesternct.org