ebk gallery presents: inside out project / hartford, ct
April 22, 2019
Hartford, Connecticut is where I call home, and have for a long time. I’m a huge believer in my city and my community, and it’s so amazing to see like-minded people who care about it as much as I do making it better.
So you can imagine how thrilled I was to see the Inside Out Project: Hartford installed across the street from Union Station in Downtown Hartford. What was once a row of empty storefront windows is now a beautiful art exhibit, lit late into the night and viewable from the street for everyone in the community to enjoy. The project is a collaboration between the building management/owner of 74 Union Place and EBK Gallery, with the space for lease, and the art for sale. All of the art is made by artists who live, work, and/or maintain their studios here in Hartford.
Eric Ben-Kiki, the owner of EBK Gallery and mastermind behind the Inside Out Project, was nice enough to let me hang out while he installed some work in the storefronts on Union Place, and rolled up the paper on the first newly installed windows. It was such a treat for me, and I cannot wait for the opening reception, scheduled to be held this Friday, April 26 from 6-9pm.
If you’re in the Hartford area, it’s definitely worth checking out—for more about EBK Gallery’s Inside Out Project: Hartford, visit their website at https://ebkgallery.com/74-union-place-inside-out-project/