News Release

January 10, 2007

Contact: Jane Shaskan, 860-679-4777

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Visual and Performance Art by UConn Health Center Community January 25

FARMINGTON, Conn. – Scientists, nurses, librarians, physicians, accountants and others at the UConn Health Center will share their off-hour talents at a special exhibition Thursday, Jan. 25, 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. in the Food Court dining areas at the Health Center. Performance art is from 10 to 1:15.

“Art: An Expression of Diversity” will feature the talents of about 30 members of the Health Center community who will exhibit their works, including sculpture, paintings, photography, furniture, and other visual arts. “We have wonderful blend of visual and performance arts,” said co-organizer Sandy Kressner, Education and Development Specialist at UConn Health Center. “It’s a diverse and rich example of what our employees do outside the workplace.

Performance artists include vocalists and a piano/violin ensemble and feature a scientist, a dentist, and medical students. They’re amazingly talented, says Kressner.

The exhibit, sponsored by the UConn Health Center Office of Diversity and Equity and UConn Pride, a council of volunteer employees, is open to the public.

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