Written by Akaya McElveenWillimantic, Conn. - Eastern Connecticut State University's graphic design program will be collaborating with Thread City Development, Inc., the Willimantic Screen Project, the Willimantic Brewing Company and the Kerri Art Studio & Gallery to illuminate the Kerri Gallery on Main Street as part of the Green Valley's fourth annual Green Lights initiative.
The Kerri Gallery will host an opening reception for Green Lights from 6-8 p.m. on Feb. 27. The reception is free and open to the public. The gallery will glow each night from February 27 to March 5 with a series of publicly visible, inventively imagined, green light images created by Eastern design students with the assistance of Eastern Professor of Art June Bisantz.
Eastern students involved in the project are Kara Berglund, Melissa Blazejak, Christina Broccoli, Laura Cardeno, Joshua Cranmer, Braden Herrick, Lauren Hodkinson, Cynthia Kapp, Solinda Keth, Colleen King, Hannah Lewis, Cassandra Marion, Chris McMenamey, Seth Myers, Kristin Palka, Joseph Perez, Robert Picone, Mark Raleigh, Alyssa Reilly, Alexa Senia, Chelsea Taylor, Tyler Scott and Julie Vega.
"The Last Green Valley" is a 35-town National Heritage Corridor in eastern Connecticut and south-central Massachusetts. The organization works locally to celebrate heritage, preserve natural resources and respect working lands. Each year, Green Lights encourages residents of the region to show support for the National Heritage Corridor by displaying green lights in any way they can imagine between Feb. 15 and March 17. More information can be found at http://www.tlgv.org.