48 Hour Mosaic
University Museum Community Collaborative
The UMC is a biennial event that brings together members of the New Britain Community and students and faculty from the Central Connecticut State University to celebrate art and community at the New Britain Museum of American Art. Participants are asked to present pieces of artistic expression relating to the chosen theme.
The theme for 2013 is "'A Home of One's Own:' A Project to Support the Mayor's Workplan to End Homelessness."
A Night for the Children
Artists, sculptors, students, and educators came together with the community to create handcrafted bowls.
In exchange for a cash donation, guests were invited to select a bowl and enjoy a simple meal of soup and bread among other members of the community. The humble meal was an act of solidarity to people who have limited means.
Community Central, School of Business, Art Department, Department of Design, volunteers, and Vance Elementary School students came together to organize a great night!
Garden of Health
"Sister Cities" Mural
The Sister Cities of New Britain Mural is the culmination of a year’s worth of work for 3 high school students. Gleidymar Rivera, Jessica Yanez, and Elizabeth Rivera designed and painted the 30 foot long mural to represent the heritages of the sister cities while showing their link to New Britain.
Under the supervision of Oake Meise-Munns, a graduate student at Central Connecticut State University, the students came up with a concept for the mural and sketched it on a poster. They then blew it up and put it on parachute cloth under the supervision of CCSU art professor, Jerry Butler. Once painting began they were joined by local artist Vaughn Downes, who helped the girls paint and change some design elements of the mural.
It will be hung on September 21, 2013 on the building belonging to Les. Majewski at the corner of Main Street and Columbus Boulevard.
Homeless Connect 2013
Every year, Communty Central partners with the Mauyor's Work Plan to host an event for the homeless in New Britain, where they can connect with services and service providers. Community Central's version is fun and unique, with good food, music, and awesome giveaways!
Create Here Now - Bridgeport
Sorry you missed this unbelievable arts extravaganza! No words can describe what took place at McLevy Hall in Bridgeport, CT. It was a night full of music, art, creativity, and inspiration. Create Here Now is coming to New Britain, so get ready.
Together, we can make things happen in our community to draw in tourism and improve the downtown environment.