The Art of Community Protection and Service Mural Reveal

Hygienic Art Galleries

Jul. 16, 2016, 11:00 am

5 Governor Winthrop Blvd
(860) 443-8001

Hygienic Art is proud to announce the public opening of the latest New London Public Mural – The Art of Community Protection and Service – on Saturday, July 16, 2016 at 11:00am. The Mural was made possible through a grant from the Department of Economic and Community Development – COA and the City of New London and graces the walls of the New London Police Department. The Mural is the brainchild of Troy Zaushny and was developed and completed with area high school students.

“I really wanted this to be a unique collaborative experience where everyone was able to express themselves fully and still integrate the ideas of other artists and the community. I exposed the students to various points of view concerning law enforcement, different approaches to public art, techniques and materials, from there the ideas began to develop.”

Artists Adriana Robbins, Xiangyu Jin, Arianna Burdick, Clara­Luz Hoffman, Jessica Oppert, Ben Doukas, Moli Mitchel, and Ben Abraham are the core contributors along with co-­instructor Kim Abraham. They were also joined by students of Hygienic’s “Artist Academy Jr.” in making some of the movable murals for the project.

Zaushny and the young artists began work on the project in March after a lengthy selection process and Zaushny’s goal was to discover how art can create a safer, more peaceful environment.

After the reveal, the public is invited to a reception at Hygienic Art Park located at 81 Bank Street for an opportunity to meet the artists involved in the project.

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