For Release: March 1, 2008
The Art Connection
Contact: Jim McDonald
Telephone: (617) 338-7668
Triangle, Inc. Hosts Art Appreciation Open House & Tours
Wednesday, March 26, 2008 – 12 to 2 pm
On Wednesday, March 26, Triangle, Inc. in Malden will host a an Art Appreciation Open House with tours of their collection of 55 original works of art provided through The Art Connection’s art donation and placement program. More than 25 of the 100+ active artists participating in The Art Connection’s donation program have had work selected by Triangle over the past three years. The event will provide the opportunity for Triangle to personally thank contributing artists and celebrate their most recent installation of artwork. The collection includes an oil painting by Art Connection founder Fay Chandler, as well as photographs, silkscreens, drawings, monoprints, and mixed media work by artists from around greater Boston and as far afield as the Czech Republic.
About Triangle, Inc.
Triangle has been providing employment, job training, health care, and social services to ‘people with ability’ for 35 years. Their mission is to support them in their quest to lead dignified, independent, and economically self-sufficient lives. The Malden headquarters is a large building where several hundred people work every day, where they provide services that help people with disabilities lead more independent, dignified, and economically self-sufficient lives.
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, and helps agencies access the appropriate work. 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 impacted the lives of more than a hundred thousand people in Greater Boston, giving those who often have the least access to art direct experience in their own communities.
Over the past 13 years, The Art Connection has facilitated the donation of more than 3500 artworks by 250 artists into more than 250 qualifying public and nonprofit organizations. The Art Connection’s art placement program is made possible through the generous support of individual donors and is funded in part by the Massachusetts Cultural Council. For more information about getting involved with The Art Connection (www.theartconnection.org), please contact Jim McDonald, Executive Director, at (617) 338-7668.