United Cerebral Palsy of Eastern CT announced will be exhibiting artwork at the Groton-New London Airport as part of the Art in the Airport program; a Southeastern Connecticut Cultural Coalition and Connecticut Airport Authority collaboration aimed at providing off-site exhibit space that engage community organizations.
UCP of Eastern CT, a Waterford-based organization, will showcase pieces of art in a variety of mediums including mosaic, sculpture, and paint on canvas. The artists are individuals with disabilities who, along with staff UCP staff members, work together to create one piece of artwork annually to display at the Hygienic Open Art Exhibit. This exhibit is a collection of work created over the years. All artwork is a collaboration between the people making the piece, from its initial conception to completion. Individuals participate in any way they can, whether making a choice about paint color using eye gaze or physical participation using a hand over hand technique. The art program at UCP enables each person to express his or her unique talents in a manner that makes it accessible to them.
An artists’ reception will be held at the Groton – New London Airport on Monday, June 25 from 4pm to 6pm, in the airport’s main terminal located at 155 Tower Avenue in Groton. The public is welcome. For more info, please call (860) 443-3800 ext 124.
About United Cerebral Palsy of Eastern CT
UCP of Eastern CT provides direct service and supports to people with disabilities.
UCP has program locations in Waterford, Old Saybrook, Groton and provides in home and employment supports to people across the Eastern part of CT. UCP’s mission is to advance the independence and full citizenship of individuals across a spectrum of disabilities, including Cerebral Palsy.
About Art in the Airport at the Groton-New London Airport
The Cultural Coalition and Connecticut Airport Authority (CAA) announced in January the 2018 schedule for the newly inaugurated Art in the Airport program at Groton – New London Airport featuring four diverse exhibitions, including 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.