Welcome to our new, quarterly e-newsletter, Canvas.
Each season we will be sharing news from students and teachers around the globe who are impacted by our work. Thanks to the ongoing generosity of the Creative Connections community, they are part of a global movement to bring cultural understanding to our world.
This generosity was on display at our recent Annual Benefit Performance and Gala at Grace Farms.
A direct result of the enthusiasm and dedication of our Board of Directors, event committee, staff, sponsors and volunteers, our annual event brought together over 200 members of the community for an evening honoring Cherie Burton, an outstanding past member of our Board of Directors and former Board Chair.
Our guests enjoyed elegant cuisine expertly designed and executed by Marcia Selden Catering and Event Planning, together with an extraordinary performance by the award winning youth ensemble from South Africa, Soweto Melodic Voices.
To view the photos from this special evening, click here.
To further inspire our mission, Creative Connections was awarded the Scott Shuler Distinguished Art Advocate Award, presented by the Connecticut Art Education Association (CAEA). This award recognizes outstanding achievement and contributions in art education and advocacy.
We are honored to have our work celebrated here at home by the State of Connecticut.
And we are honored to pay it forward. This year we named North Branford Intermediate School as our USA Art Partner of the Year. Children’s Art Circle – Colombo Children’s Book Society in Sri Lanka and Khelda Secondary School in Amman, Jordan were named our International Art Partners of the Year.
With sincere appreciation,
Alan Steckler, Founder & President
PS – Save the Date! 2016 International Children’s Art Exhibit will be on display throughout November at the Silvermine Art School in Norwalk.