For college students on tight budgets, money management is a priority. That’s why Patriot Bank, N.A. has extended its partnership with Housatonic Community College (HCC) and its Foundation to help students become as smart about their money as they are about their studies, through the creation of a new financial literacy website, workshops and educational panels.

Four years ago Felisha Guirand-Fleurimond, Recruitment and Retention Coordinator for our Advanced Manufacturing Technology Center (AMTC), came to Housatonic as a Data and Reporting Specialist on a one-year grant. Since then, she has built a deep appreciation for the field and discovered her passion for working within diverse groups.

On Friday, September 25th marvel at stunning paintings created by photorealist icon Richard Estes. With unmatched access to the artist and his most important works, the film “Actually Iconic: Richard Estes,” presented online by the Housatonic Museum of Art at 7pm, invites viewers into the world of this celebrated, premier painter of American cityscapes.

Six outstanding Housatonic Community College (HCC) leaders were chosen to attend the Connecticut Change Leadership workshop program. The program, which will be held virtually next month, and facilitated by the University of Texas at Austin Charles A. Dana Center, is a professional development opportunity open only to nominated Connecticut State Colleges & Universities (CSCU) community college leaders.

On Friday, September 18 treat yourself to a double feature of art-inspired filmmaking. Watch “IRWIN – A New York Story” and enjoy the story of legendary cartoonist Irwin Hasen, who was among the first group of artists to shape comic book culture. Then, “A Story In Stone” centers on the studio of Bridgeport artist and printmaker James Reed and his master work with stone lithography. Both films will be presented online, back-to-back by the Housatonic Museum of Art beginning at 7pm. Visit www.HousatonicMuseum.org for the film link.

Housatonic and Norwalk Community Colleges are pivoting to meet the needs of Connecticut’s workforce and today’s learners in this unprecedented training and education environment. In response to the COVID-19 pandemic, and a surplus of displaced workers, the colleges are launching a no-cost, fast-track healthcare training pilot program thanks to a partnership between the colleges’ foundations, Bank of America and Social Venture Partners (SVP).

On Friday, September 11 watch “The Collector,” a film presented online by the Housatonic Museum of Art, and prepare to be amazed at the enormity of famed New York City gallery owner Allan Stone’s personal collection. Floor to ceiling, his home is bursting with treasures from his more than 50 years of collecting.

High school students dug deep into their studies this summer, participating in the Green Village Initiatives (GVI) Youth Leadership Program while also earning college credits from Housatonic Community College (HCC). The innovative partnership between the two organizations allowed students to earn four college credits in Biology while immersing themselves in the vibrant learning environment of GVI’s Reservoir Community Farm.

Housatonic Museum of Art (HMA) is pleased to present its newest show, “The Roots of Abstraction.” The exhibition, scheduled to be on view from September 3, 2020 through August 31, 2021, will feature a selection of paintings and sculpture by famed modernist artists who were active in New York City in the early 1940s, and were engaged with the political and artistic debates of the day. The Roots of Abstraction contextualizes a world-altering time when New York became the center of contemporary art.

The Housatonic Museum of Art (HMA) is proud to announce that it recently received a $9,399 Inspire! Grant for Small Museums from The Institute of Museum and Library Services (IMLS). The grant will allow HMA to implement a collections stewardship project that will increase storage space for acquisitions and ensure proper care and preservation of its collections.

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