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Cultural Alliance of Western Connecticut partners with Hancock Hall and Connecticut Institute for Communities on art shows

The Cultural Alliance of Western Connecticut and two local organizations are working together to produce summer art exhibits for the community.

On July 7 at 5 p.m., Hancock Hall at 31 Staples St. in Danbury, will host an artist’s reception for Bethel artist Diana Gubbay, whose show is titled “The Energy Within Matter.” The exhibit will delve into the energy within vast spaces, and within all life. The reception is free and open to the public.

“Hancock Hall has been a great supporter of the Cultural Alliance but we haven’t been able to work together on an exhibit since before the pandemic,” said Cultural Alliance executive director Lisa Scails. “Hancock Hall is a family owned business that believes in community and the power of art, and their facility is a perfect place to display and enjoy Diana’s artwork.”

A second exhibit is planned for Aug. 8 at the Connecticut Institute for Communities (CIFC), as part of the ribbon-cutting and celebration of an 8,000-square-foot expansion at CIFC’s 120 Main St. headquarters in Danbury. The Cultural Alliance will soon issue a call to artists for that show.

“CIFC is a new partner for the Cultural Alliance, and we’re both looking forward to showcasing the region’s emerging and under-represented artists with this show,” Scails said. “Coming out of Covid, we are planning to work with even more businesses and artists to promote the culture and talent of Western Connecticut.”

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The Cultural Alliance of Western Connecticut is the heart of the region’s creativity to help communities connect and thrive. We are a 501(C)3 and regional service organization serving 10-towns in the Greater Danbury area. Our aspiration is to improve access and growth of arts and culture to improve quality of life and the economy. The Connecticut Office of the Arts and CT Humanities provide major support.

About Hancock Hall

Hancock Hall is a privately owned and operated skilled nursing and rehabilitation center in the heart of Danbury. It is a family-owned business that has for three generations remained dedicated to providing a uniquely caring and supportive environment for their patients and families.

About the Connecticut Institute for Communities

CIFC supports the healthcare needs of low-income children in greater Danbury, while also offering residency programs for graduate medical education. In addition, they manage the only low-income housing coop in Western Connecticut while supporting a comprehensive Head Start program for early learners.

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