FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
October 25, 2011
CONTACT: Jan Behr
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.
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.