Gallery 305K is hosting the Fifth Annual Art from Prison show with an auction and reception 5 p.m. Friday, March 25.
The show actually begins at the beginning of the week, at 3 p.m. Monday, March 21, so you’ll have plenty of time to see the works beforehand. They’re priced in the $20-30 range, so expect some heavy bidding.
Come a little early on the reception day, at 4 p.m., if you want to see the trailer of filmmaker Lori Petchers‘ documentary on Jay Cusano. Jay and his incredible art are well-known and respected locally, but to see the connection to this exhibit, you can read the story here.
Since 1973, the CO-OP Center has helped men and women released from incarceration into the Bridgeport community transition to a productive life. Case managers there assist more than 500 people each year. The Co-Op Center is a program of the Council of Churches of Greater Bridgeport.
The auction and exhibit is made possible through the generous support of Jack and Cathy Hickey-Williams and the artists participating in Community Partners in Action’s Prison Arts Program, which is directed by Jeff Greene.
All of the art work is donated by these artists, and all of the proceeds from the sale of the art support the CO-OP Center scholarship fund at Housatonic Community College.