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artworkOctober 18 – February 1, 2021

The Artist as Witness: Elise Engler, Michael Caron, Ryan Carpenter, Nancy Chunn, Sue Coe, Lee Jupina Sr., Käthe Kollwitz, Michael Reddick, Rowan Renee.

The Artist as Witness Gallery

Curator Statement

Opening reception

artworkOctober 19, 11 AM

Talk by Jeffrey Greene, coordinator of Prison Arts, Community Partners in Action, Hartford; at the gallery.

Prison Arts CollectiveOctober 26, 11 AM

Annie Buckley, Director of Prison Arts Collective, San Diego State University and Michele Burgess, teaching artist at PAC and the book artist, currently based in Vermont conversation, zoom

October 27, 4 PM

photo of Tom DeVivo and Susan Johnson"Working toward effective and diverse education in Windham and Connecticut"

Tom DeVivo, Mayor of Willimantic, and Susan Johnson, Representative of State of Connecticut in conversation.

DeVivo and Johnson will discuss their efforts to create a magnet school with Windham’s dual language programs which would help promote more educational opportunities and diversity regional-ly, among the other initiatives.

Meet and greet at the Gallery, 5 PM

photo of the artist Marcelino TruongNovember 8, 12:30 PM

Please join us for the workshop by Marcelino Truong, a Paris-based artist, graphic designer and illustrator. His book "Such a Lovely Little War," is an internationally-celebrated study of the Vietnam War. 

Marcelino will speak about his long career of working with graphic novel as well as giving a demonstration of his creative process and techniques.

The workshop will be via Zoom on Nov 8, 2021 12:30 PM Eastern Time (US and Canada)

Register in advance for this workshop:

After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the meeting.

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photo of the authorNovember 10, 3 PM

Thi Bui, the artist and author of The Best We Could Do, graphic memoir, virtual keynote, Eastern Big Read 21.


Access code: 2624 237 2553
Keynote QR code

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artworkDecember 1, 2 PM

Black Box Theater

Opening of “Kriss,” an adaptation of the myth of Orestes and Electra reenacted in California in the context of PTSD post-Vietnam war. Directed by DeRon S. Williams, translated by Michele Bacholle.

Past Events

flyerSeptember 24, 5PM

UCONN Asian and Asian American Studies Institute Presents: The Best We Could Do by Thi Bui
A teacher's guide panel; Zoom Webinar; Moderated by Jason Chang and Jennifer Heikkila Diaz

Event Link (Facebook)


Bloomfield Public Library Events

Graphic Memoir Workshop: 3-Part Series (Virtual) [Limited space available]

Thursday, October 07, 2021 7:30 PM - 8:30 PM [Part 2 - Oct 14, Part 3 - Oct 21]

Podcast Chat: Where We Come From (Virtual)

Tuesday, October 12, 2021 6:30 PM - 7:30 PM

Half a Century and Half a World Away: Southeast Asian Immigration to the United States Since 1960 (Virtual)

Wednesday, October 20, 2021 6:30 PM - 7:30 PM

Social Justice Book Club: The Best We Could Do (Virtual)

Tuesday, October 26, 2021 6:30 PM - 7:30 PM

Refugees, Asylum Seekers, Undocumented Immigrants: What Is The Real Difference? (Virtual)

Wednesday, November 10, 2021 6:30 PM - 7:30 PM

When the Past Becomes the Future: Teaching the History of Asian America (Virtual)

Wednesday, November 17, 2021 6:30 PM - 7:30 PM