News & Events - Art Displays and Exhibits

October - CPA Prison Arts Exhibit

Work from the Community Partners in Action (CPA) Prison Arts Program will be displayed Russell Library beginning September 18. This exhibition features the paintings and drawings of five artists who were all formerly incarcerated in Connecticut’s prisons.  Community Partners in Action is proud to continue to work with inmates upon their release and equally proud to note the continued artistic endeavors and accomplishments of inmates no longer working directly with the Prison Arts Program. 

Earning a living, supporting one’s self, supporting a family and leading a satisfying and productive life can be difficult for the most prepared of us. Imagine having a prison record.  It is often seemingly impossible.  Yet here are individuals living, working, doing their best and making art at the same time.


Paintings by Karen Lipeika - Landscapes that speak of the beauty of rivers and marshes from this Connecticut shoreline area artist.

Wesleyan Potters - Pottery, weaving, jewelry and baskets in the display case made by members of the craft cooperative guild, in preparation for their annual Exhibit and Sale.