The Arts Alliance of Northern New Hampshire is pleased to announce that we will be acting as fiscal agent and partner with the Episcopal Church of New Hampshire, offering arts classes in correctional facilities around the state.
This plan has grown out of two series of art classes at the Northern New Hampshire Correctional Facility in Berlin, led by Berlin artist Andre Belanger. Inmates have participated in woodprinting, charcoal and pastel classes.
Art classes begin in the NH State Prison for Men in Concord, the NH State Prison for Women in Goffstown, and the Federal Correctional Institution in Berlin this summer.
Our goal is to offer classes in various art mediums, and, when possible, to provide other programs including performances and workshops.
The Prison Art Program is founded in the belief that arts experiences can expand the outlook of inmates, and encourage inner growth through self discovery and self expression.
We appreciate your tax-deductible donations to support this program. Funds will be applied directly to artist fees. Your contribution is a gift to open up a person's life to new possibilities of expression and of reflection.
Our thanks for the inspiring leadership of Rosalie Richards and her advisors, who notes, “As Andre Belanger says, 'through these art classes we not only draw pictures, we draw hope.' “
Questions? Call us at 323-7302 or email us.