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Canvas E-Newsletter Spring 2017

Celebrating 25 Years of Inspiring Global Citizens Reflecting on the Last 25 Years This year, Creative Connections celebrates our 25th anniversary. Since 1992, Creative Connections ...

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Our Commitment

To the Creative Connections Community, The work of Creative Connections has never been more imperative. Our programming provides a safe and welcoming space for students ...

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Canvas E-Newsletter Winter 2016

Winter News from Creative Connections A Letter from our Founder & President “Creative Connections’ global commitment to foster cultural understanding and appreciation within the hearts and ...

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2016-2017 Annual Appeal

Creative Connections may be a small organization but we are certainly mighty! Every contribution to our Annual Appeal counts – just as every student, in ...

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Sponsorship Opportunity

Help us bring ArtLink to 10 inner-city classrooms this year! We have a waiting list of inner-city classrooms in Bridgeport, Danbury, Newark, and New York ...

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MuseumLINK

Creative Connections’ mission is to educate young people by encouraging their awareness, understanding, and appreciation of other cultures, as well as their own, through the ...

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In the News!

News 12 Interview Please enjoy this great interview with Gwen Edwards, host of  “Our Lives” on News 12, with David Pritchard, CC Board Chair and Alan ...

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Soweto Melodic Voices

Each year, Creative Connections brings talented young performers from one of our partner countries to the USA to perform for schools and art centers in ...

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Save the Date!

2016 Gala & Benefit Performance Join us for an evening with Soweto Melodic Voices, an award-winning South African youth ensemble! Saturday, April 30, 2016 at Grace ...

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2016 Art Partners of the Year

 We are  happy to announce the 2016 International and USA Art Partner’s of the Year – The North Branford Intermediate School in North Branford, Connecticut USA and The Children’s ...

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We Are On The List!

  Proud to say we have made The Smart List: 364 Global Innovators, Networks, Resources, and Champions! Getting Smart is “recognizing global innovators and change makers, ...

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Spring 2016 Tour

Spring 2016 Tour Soweto Melodic Voices The award-winning South African youth ensemble Through songs filled with dynamic harmonies, lively dances, and colorful costumes, Soweto Melodic ...

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Back to School!

September is nearly upon us!  How are 10 students around the world preparing to head back to school? Take a look at some examples from ...

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Anchors Away!

Top 10 Seafaring Vessels Featuring student art from around the world… “The days pass happily with me wherever my ship sails.” –  Joshua Slocum By Olivia Pritchard ...

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Enjoying a Summer Day!

“Some of the best memories are made in flip flops.”– Kellie Elmore In the USA, some children have a tradition of going fishing with their ...

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Rios de Encontro-2015

The River Tocantins Shares its Amazonian Story through Dance and Music Theatre Coming April 20-May 1, 2015 The celebrated Rios de Encontro (Rivers of Meeting) ...

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Creating a Kinder World

Since 1998, the day of November 13th has been recognized and celebrated as World Kindness Day through the World Kindness Movement. The World Kindness Movement ...

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Thanksgiving

With the approach of Thanksgiving, we at Creative Connections would first and foremost like to extend our gratitude and appreciation to all of our friends–partner ...

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2015 Summer Intern!

Olivia is a rising junior at Choate Rosemary Hall. She will be working with us part time for several weeks during the summer. We look ...

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Happy Father’s Day!

This Sunday, June 21, 2015 marks Father’s Day, celebrated on the third Sunday of June in the United States. Father’s Day was first commemorated in ...

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World Teacher’s Day!

October 5th has been dedicated “World Teacher’s Day” by UNESCO since 1994. This year’s event, which will take place on Sunday, is centered on the ...

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Rainforest ArtLink

We are proud to share this inspiring video of Rainforest Art Link’s Guatemalan Coordinator and environmental educator Ramón Zetina from the Rainforest Alliance Help Train ...

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CulturExchange

In this year’s ArtLink program, Creative Connections is proud to have facilitated 16 partnerships between classes in Japan and the USA-the most number of Japanese participant classes ...

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Celebrating Hallow E’en

The history of Halloween is commonly attributed to ancient Ireland, where the night of October 31st was known as “Hallow E’en”, or “Hallows Eve.” On ...

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Visit from our Nigerian Friends

  We were thrilled to welcome seven visitors from Nigeria this week on Tuesday September 2nd. They came to Connecticut to see the 2014 International Children’s Art Exhibit at ...

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Our World Link

With the launch of this year’s 2014-2015 ArtLink program and this year’s theme “Picture the Moment” quickly approaching, we at Creative Connections are pleased to ...

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ArtLink Program Launch

The 2014-2015 ArtLink program has officially launched! Earlier this week, Creative Connections’ staff members worked diligently to match all participating classes with their International partners, ...

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Flags!

Although the use of flags to represent countries only came into common practice in the 18th century, flags have been around for much longer. As ...

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Back to School

With the new academic year quickly approaching we are anxiously awaiting our work with this years’ ArtLink student participants. We love seeing the various creative ...

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Fireworks!

Sky Full of Fireworks In honor of the Fourth of July, here are some images of fireworks celebrations from around the world…     Artist ...

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Biking Adventures

This year’s 2014 Tour de France began in Leeds, England on July 5th and will continue until July 27th.  In honor of this year’s race, ...

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Supermoon

This first of this summers’ three supermoons occurred over the weekend and lit up the sky Friday night into Saturday morning. According to NASA, a ...

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Summer Fun

How do children around the world celebrate summer?   Artist Description: “I love going to the beach.  I go to Cape Cod each summer. I chose ...

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Japan 日本 Trip

Our Executive Director Christina Rose is recently back from her week long trip to Japan, where she visited partner schools and met with educators, administrators ...

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Rossijanochka, Russia – 2014

The multiple award wining Rossijanochka Folk Dance Troupe from St.Petersburg, Russia is returning in 2014! Rossijanochka’s eighteen 12-17 year old performers perform an amazing variety ...

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Performance Benefit a Hit!

On Sunday May 4th we held an exciting benefit performance featuring Rossijanochka, the Russian award-winning youth folk dancers. The event began with a patron’s reception ...

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Happy Mother’s Day!

Happy Mother’s Day! Mother’s Day celebrates motherhood and it is a time to appreciate mothers and mother figures. Mother’s Day falls on different days depending ...

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Maya Angelou Remembered

Maya Angelou was born April 4, 1928, in St. Louis, Missouri. She grew up between St. Louis and the then-racially segregated town of Stamps, Arkansas ...

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Blood Moon Eclipse

On April 15th there will be a total lunar eclipse that will turn the moon a coppery red, according to NASA. It is being called ...

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Art Work from Haiti

We are thrilled to present this beautiful art work from our new partner school in Haiti.  The artist describes his piece, “In this picture someone ...

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VIP Visit

On Thursday, April 17th we were very fortunate to have a visit from two very important people, Senator Chris Murphy and Norwalk Mayor Harry Rilling. ...

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Dancing on Air!

Rossijanochka, the wonderful multi-award winning youth folk dance troupe from St. Petersburg, has returned for their fourth school tour with Creative Connections’ International Young Performers’ ...

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China’s Beloved Pandas

In light of  First Lady Michelle Obama’s recent trip to China we wanted to share this wonderful art piece from our archives. On Wednesday, the ...

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Videoconferencing Has Begun!

Here are two photos of a recent meaningful and insightful videoconference between partner classes here in the USA and in India. The photos are from ...

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Happy Valentine’s Day!

We felt this image captured all the wonderful feelings associated with this holiday, love, friendship, loyalty and joy!  “My Loyal Friend” by Lizbeth, age 16 ...

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A Day for Snowmen!

Enjoy all the snow! The young artist describes his scene, “A few good friends and I built a big snowman. Under the blue sky we ...

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