"Touring Connecticut" Art Exhibit Now Open
at Connecticut Commission on Culture & Tourism Gallery,
Features Connecticut Artists Statewide
[Hartford, Conn., October 20, 2008] - A "Touring Connecticut" Art Exhibit featuring Connecticut images interpreted by Connecticut artists, is now open at the Connecticut Commission on Culture & Tourism (CCT)'s downtown gallery.
The Tourism exhibition feature very personal views of the places that we may take for granted. The exhibition includes painters, photographers, sculptors and new media artists who present new ways to view our state. The exhibition will go beyond traditional tourism images and uncovers another level of experiencing the people and places that we think we know. The artwork may include imagery of recognizable landscapes, events and festivities, streetscapes and architecture that are unique to Connecticut.
Artists were selected from the Commission on Culture & Tourism's Connecticut Visual Arts Image Bank. The exhibits include art that depicts the five areas used to promote Connecticut's attractions: Family Fun, Arts and Culture, Rest and Relaxation, Active Adventure and History, 52 "Getaways" opportunities and packages, and the Governor's Fall into Connecticut/Staycation program. Visit www.CTvisit.com for more information.
When: Exhibit dates: October 16 - December 5, 2008
Reception: November 6, 2008 from 4:30 - 6:30 p.m.
Where: The Connecticut Commission on Culture & Tourism (CCT) Gallery, One Constitution Plaza, 2nd Floor, Hartford, Conn. 06103
Time: Monday - Friday, 9 a.m. - 4 p.m.
Contact: Robert Gregson, Creative Director, Connecticut Commission on Culture & Tourism, 860.256.2740, firstname.lastname@example.org
About the CCT Gallery
The Connecticut Commission on Culture & Tourism's Gallery is dedicated to promoting cultural enrichment and understanding of its four divisions: Art, Film, Historic Preservation & Museums and Tourism. The CCT Gallery is free of charge and open to the public.
About the Connecticut Commission on Culture & Tourism
The Connecticut Commission on Culture & Tourism brings together tourism, film, history and the arts. Its mission is to preserve and promote Connecticut's cultural and tourism assets in order to enhance the quality of life and economic vitality of the state. The Connecticut Commission on Culture & Tourism's new offices, which include a gallery, are located at One Constitution Plaza, Hartford, Connecticut. The Commission's arts gallery is open to the public weekdays from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. The space features changing exhibits that directly relate to the Commission's programs across all four divisions. For more information, log on to www.cultureandtourism.org.
Connecticut Commission on Culture & Tourism
(860) 256-2727 (Leigh Johnson)
Jenny Smith/Kathleen Stevens
(860) 293-0157, exts. 15/25