Press Release – Oct 25 2011 – Vinfen Launches the Art Connection

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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
October 25, 2011

CONTACT: Jan Behr
(860) 558-0368

MEDIA ADVISORY

VINFEN LAUNCHES THE ART CONNECTION
Vocational program helps individuals with developmental and psychiatric disabilities

 

(Windsor, CT) – Vinfen Corporation today announced that The Art Connection will hold a studio and gallery opening on Friday, October 28 from 4pm-8pm at the Arbor Arts Center, 56 Arbor Street, Suite 206 in Hartford, CT.  The Arbors Arts Center is home to a vibrant and diverse artistic community.

The Art Connection serves individuals with developmental and psychiatric disabilities who are interested in art and design.  The program is a therapeutically based vocational program from which individuals will be able to move forward with art as a viable and meaningful profession.

The program provides specialized vocational instruction in the areas of woven textiles, screen printing, three-dimensional design, creative writing, jewelry design and photography.

“We believe that this wonderful program provides a nurturing positive environment that promotes growth and healing,”said V.P. Elisa Velardo.  “This program helps our individuals achieve their goals through art-based therapies”.

The Art Connection currently serves individuals from local communities who may be funded by the Department of Developmental Services, the Department of Mental Health and Addiction Services, or a variety of local school systems.

The staff at the program have a wide range of experience and skills which include masters level art therapy degrees, professional art portfolios, art and design education, teaching skills and diversified vocational expertise.

ABOUT VINFEN:

Vinfen is a private nonprofit human services organization that provides a comprehensive array of services to adolescents and adults with psychiatric, developmental and intellectual challenges.  In CT, Vinfen serves approximately seventy-four individuals in twenty-one programs.  To learn more about Vinfen, please visit www.vinfen.org.