August 23, 2007
Contact: Tova Speter, The Art Connection
The Art Connection Announces 2nd Annual
Summer Barbeque to Honor Its Artists
Event is in Newton on August 23
BOSTON, MA, August 23, 2007. The Art Connection, a nonprofit organization that expands public access to visual art through a unique art donation and placement with nonprofits throughout the Greater Boston area announces a summer barbeque to honor local Boston artists working with The Art Connection. The event will take place at a Newton artist’s home on Thursday, August 23 from 5:30 pm to 8:00 pm at 306 Langley Road in Newton.
The Art Connection is a nonprofit organization that expands public access to visual art through a unique art donation and placement program. Working with artists and collectors who wish to donate artwork to public and nonprofit organizations, The Art Connection acts as an art clearinghouse, simplifying the donation process and offering a wide range of original works for selection by qualifying nonprofit agencies in Greater Boston.
“Often the recipient agencies have limited or no funding with which to acquire original art. They include community centers, children’s programs, schools, shelters for the homeless or battered women, rape crisis centers, and housing services, said Jim McDonald, Executive Director of The Art Connection. “This event is just one of the ways that we say thank you to the many artists who donate their artwork so that others can enjoy it.”
Press is invited to meet the artists and learn about their involvement in this unique program. For press interested in joining us, please contact Tova Speter at 617-338-7668.
About The Art Connection
The Art Connection builds connections between artists and their communities by bringing art to community organizations – clinics, youth and senior service programs, job training centers, shelters and residential programs, and more. The Art Connection identifies artists willing to donate their work, catalogs the works for presentation to prospective recipients, helps agencies access the appropriate work, and teaches them to care for the art. These works of art are then the permanent property of the organizations. In their new environments, art stimulates dialogue, creativity, learning and healing. This simple but powerful idea has resulted in hundreds of installations into scores of organizations, giving those who often have the least access to art direct contact in their own communities. More information can be found at www.theartconnection.org.