Wednesday, April 14, 2010

Helen Galick - Community Room

Helen Galick is a native of Connecticut. She was born in Woodbury where the idyllic, rural landscape and the company of many artists provided her first inspiration and subject material. She now lives in Simsbury, where she paints and teaches in her home studio.

Helen received her BS and MA from CCSC including graduate work at Columbia and UCONN. She furthered her training in watercolor and oil painting through workshops and private study.

Helen taught art in the Canton Schools for many years. She is a member of the West Hartford Art League. Avon Arts, Connecticut Women Artists and The Connecticut Watercolor Society.

Helen Galick’s work ranges from realistic architectural renderings to soft tonal landscapes. The natural beauty of rural Connecticut provides her most consistent source of subject matter. Using a wide range of methods and mediums allows her to explore many paintings styles which she finds an appealing challenge.

Her paintings are exhibited in juried shows throughout New England.

Her works are part of permanent collections of:

Several Private Collections

Bank of Boston
Genealogical Library
Avon Old Farms Hotel

Farmington Inn
Suffield Health Group
1820 House
Avon Medical Group
Governors House Simsbury
Public Library
Public and Genealogical and Historical Libraries

Thursday, April 1, 2010


This exhibition is organized in conjunction with the CPA Prison Arts Program's Annual Show held at Charter Oak Cultural Center in Hartford. The Annual Show runs from May 6-28, with a reception on Thursday evening May 6th.

cpa Prison arts program permanent collection.

The Prison Arts Program was initiated in 1978. The Program works within the Connecticut Department of Correction – with inmates, staff, administration, volunteers and contractors – to make a constructive and positive difference in our community. This difference is visible and tangible. Most often, this difference – a change in direction, attitude, possibility, understanding and environment – is witnessed within the world of the prison itself. With the exhibitions and publications produced by the Prison Arts Program during the year, this constructive and positive difference is, in some way, visible to the public. In 1994, the Program established a Permanent Collection of exceptional artworks chosen from each year’s Annual Show. This collection is comprised of works that represent a wide spectrum of inmate’s artistic endeavors, with a specific focus on those created in the rigorous and demanding workshops organized by the Prison Arts Program.

Community Partners in Action is a nonprofit agency created in 1875, which builds community by providing services that promote accountability, dignity and restoration for people affected by the criminal justice system.

This exhibition is made possible through support from:

Auerbach Schiro Foundation, J. Walton Bissell Foundation, Bodenwein Foundation, Concerned Citizens for Humanity, Connecticut Commission on Culture and Tourism, Connecticut Department of Correction, Ensworth Charitable Trust, Fisher Foundation, Greater Hartford Arts Council, George A. and Grace L. Long Foundation, The Edward C. and Ann T. Roberts Foundation, Charles Nelson Robinson Foundation, and many individuals and collaborating organizations.

Thanks to the Chris Durante Framing Studio in Danbury, CT for their assistance with the permanent collection.

CPA Prison Arts Program 110 Bartholomew Avenue, Suite 3010, Hartford, CT 06106

860 722-9450

Jeffrey Greene, Program Manager