The Art Connection – 2009 Press Releases

Hope House Makes The Art Connection!


Hope House is celebrating their new art collection made possible by The Art Connection with a luncheon on November 19, 2009. Working with Boston-area artists, The Art Connection donated 20 original works of art for placement throughout Hope House’s new center in Roxbury, MA.


The Art Connection Attracts New Directors


The Art Connection, a not-for-profit that connects artists and donors to community service organizations through placement of original artwork, announced today three new directors to their board. The directors are Ildiko Szabo, Director of Community Life at Youville House Assisted Living Residence in Cambridge, David Greenberg, a health care operations consultant with Balon Process Management, and Bob Savage, Finance Manager of Buckingham Browne & Nichols School in Cambridge. And, Dr. Mary Coogan has returned to her role as board chair for The Art Connection.


Malden Residents Invited to Community Mural Input Event


The City of Malden is reaching out to all local residents for their ideas and suggestions for a community mural project. Residents will be asked to weigh in on possible locations and potential themes for a community mural at a public input event scheduled for Thursday evening, Oct. 15 from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. at the John & Christina Markey Malden Senior Community Center, 7 Washington St., in Malden Square.


Artwork Transforms Weston Council on Aging


The Weston Council on Aging and The Art Connection have worked together to transform the COA’s space into a more welcoming environment for the community.


The Art Connection Receives Mural Planning Grant from NEFA’s Fund for the Arts


The Art Connection’s Engaging Communities Mural Project has obtained $8,400 from the New England Foundation for the Arts’ Fund for the Arts Planning Grant. Led by artists Tova Speter and Anyahlee Canas , the series of workshops supported by the fund will actively engage community participants from partnering organizations and encourage them to ‘get their hands dirty’ as they collaborate in defining an aesthetic that represents their community.


Eclectic Art Inspires Residents at Covenant House


Covenant House collaborated with The Art Connection to bring an eclectic assortment of art to their home. The artwork, now hanging in the entry, elevator lobbies, hallways, and meeting rooms, enlivens the spaces, promotes socialization, and helps the building look more like a home.


Art Breathes Life into Malden’s New Senior Community Center


The Art Connection and the City of Malden collaborated to bring art to life in Malden’s new Senior Community. Seniors will be surrounded by beautiful pieces of art breathing life into the newly renovated Center, formerly the Centre United Methodist Church. The Art Connection facilitated the donation of 19 original works by 15 artists for the dramatic installation.