March 10, 2014

For Immediate Release:
Lydia Viscardi
Collections Manager and Media Coordinator
Housatonic Museum of Art
or
John Favret
Adjunct Professor of Art, HCC
203-332-5116

HCC Student Green Art Project 3/24-3/28

Bridgeport, CT...The Art Department of Housatonic Community College in collaboration with the Housatonic Museum of Art (HMA) is participating in Draw On! Goes Green, a five day art event March 24 - 28, 2014 when HCC Visual Art students will create drawings working directly on the walls of the Cafeteria in Lafayette Hall, 900 Lafayette Blvd, Bridgeport, CT. Art faculty, Juan Andreiu, Matthew Capezzuto, Andrew Pinto, and Andrew Prayzner will lead students from their studio art classes working with the theme of sustainability, recycling and green art making. Draw On! Goes Green is presented through the Housatonic Museum in partnership with the Connecticut Art Trail. The public is invited to view the drawings in progress. Visit www.housatonic.edu and www.HousatonicMuseum.org for further information or call (203) 352-5116.

Founded by the Aldrich Museum of Art, Ridgefield, CT in 2006, Draw On! is a program which involves dozens of schools, museums, libraries and other organizations in Connecticut and around the United States. John Favret, HCC Art Dept. Chairman said, “We are excited about this collaboration with HMA. The expansive Cafeteria space provides a wonderful opportunity for the students to experience drawing on a massive scale and to collaborate with their classmates while bringing community awareness to environmental issues.”

The Housatonic Museum of Art’s collection contains over 5000 works of art spanning ancient through modern times and is one of the largest permanent collections of any two-year college in the Northeast. Exhibition and programs are funded in part by the Werth Family Foundation, Institute of Museum and Library Services, Connecticut Commission on Culture and Tourism, Fairfield County Community Foundation, Target, Housatonic Community College Foundation, and other individual donors. If you are interested in supporting HMA exhibitions and programs by donating to the Housatonic Community College Foundation, contact the Museum at www.HousatonicMuseum.org.