Free Expressions: Paintings by Residents of Seven Hills Pediatric Center

August 1 - September 16, 2017

A group of inspired artists are sharing a workspace just off of Main Street in Groton, where they are turning out a voluminous catalog of captivating abstract paintings. This very productive studio is housed within the Seven Hills Pediatric Center, and the budding young artists are resident patients.

As participants of the “Free Expressions” program, each artist employs nonverbal means to communicate yes or no responses to a series of questions that determine every detail of each painting – size, shape, colors, techniques, tools, etc. Staff members assigned to the program, referred to as “trackers”, execute the work from instructions given. The physical assistance is necessary because the artists have limited functional use of their upper extremities, however each piece is a complete artistic expression that is all their own.

On Thursday evening, September 7, representatives of the Seven Hills facility will present a demonstration of the program and a reception for the artists. Please consider joining us to lend some encouragement and learn more about this wonderful program happening in our community.

This exhibit is made possible by the Groton Public Library Endowment Trust.

Ken Hansen,