The Arts Are Greater Than

Cultural Alliance of Western Connecticut calling artists for online exhibit to demonstrate community resilience

Paul Steinmetz | September 18, 2020

The Cultural Alliance of Western Connecticut is asking artists to contribute to an online show meant to uplift and show the strength of community members during the crises of the past year.

Arts Are > Greater Than” is open to artists in Connecticut and New York, and will be curated by Joanne Hunter, the director and co-owner of The Art Spot, a school of fine arts in Danbury.

The deadline for submitting art is 5 p.m. on Oct. 9. The exhibit will run from Oct. 28 through January 2021. Date of art opening TBD.

“Art has the power to move. To tell a story. To bring people together. To inspire, and to incite change,” said Lisa Scails, executive director of the Cultural Alliance of Western Connecticut. The common thread for this online exhibit is based on the adage that ‘The whole is greater than the sum of the parts.’ This art exhibit will show the power of the arts through creative expression individually and as whole. What is art if it doesn’t make you think? Or feel? Or question? Or use its influence to bring people together during a time of extraordinary need? If there is ever a time needed to call upon creativity and to reimagine a better way forward, now is that time.”

Hunter, a graduate of Pratt Institute, is an exhibiting and award-winning member of regional art associations and serves on several art committees and arts boards. She has led collaborative efforts to create site-specific mosaic murals for hundreds of cities, schools, social interest groups, libraries, corporations and organizations. Much of her artwork offers a focus on social justice and humanitarian issues.

To submit an entry for “Arts Are > Greater Than” visit website. For more information, contact Joanne Hunter at TheArtSpotSchool@gmail.com.

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