Opening reception: Thurs. 17th November, 6pm-9pm
Manchester Memorial Hospital Art Gallery, 71 Haynes St., Manchester CT
-- Town official: No 'Ta-tas' in town hall
MANCHESTER, Conn., Oct. 12 (UPI) -- The general manager of a Connecticut town said he will not allow a "Paint the Ta-Tas" breast cancer awareness project in the town hall lobby.
Manchester General Manager Scott Shanley said he supports the message of the Manchester Art Association's "Paint the Ta Tas-Celebrating Life" exhibit, which would have aimed to raise breast cancer awareness with painted and decorated life-size plastic torsos in the town hall lobby, but he decided not to allow the exhibit due to the possibility of someone being offended by the artworks being shown in a public place, The Hartford (Conn.) Courant reported Tuesday.Sponsored by the Manchester Art Association, 'Paint the Ta Tas' is an exhibit to celebrate the lives of those touched by Breast Cancer and the battles they face.
All work may be for sale, and artists have been asked to donate a percentage of the proceeds to Relay for Life of Manchester.
I have set my piece, 'The Few, The Proud, The Forgotten' at $500 and will donate 50% to Relay For Life of Manchester if it is sold. A preview of the exhibit can be found by following this link: https://www.facebook.com/media/set/?set=a.302318263127797.98553.289012297791727&type=3
Exhibit runs until 1st December, 2011. Gallery hours are 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. Hope to see you there!