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Bees Across New Britain Public Art Project First Reveal

WHAT: Mayor Erin Stewart and the Greater New Britain Arts Alliance will publically unveil the first dozen 6 foot fiberglass bees that have been painted by area artists as part of the “Bees Across New Britain” public art project.

WHEN: Tuesday, May 14, 2019 – 11 a.m.

WHERE: Central Park (directly across from City Hall, 27 W. Main St.) – Downtown New Britain, Conn.

WHO: Mayor Erin Stewart

Greater New Britain Arts Alliance

Stephen Hard, GNBAA member and project manager

Craig Frederick, New Britain resident, sculptor, and creator of the maquette

Artists and sponsors

BACKGROUND:

Join Mayor Erin Stewart and area artists as they unveil 12 bees as part of the “Bees Across New Britain” public art project. The bees arrived on March 26 to downtown New Britain from a fabricator who is located in the Midwest. Many of the artists have been working on the bees at the “Hive” at Anvil Place, the former home of the New Britain National Bank. The building is owned the Mutual Housing Association.

This is New Britain’s version of the West Hartford Cow Parade, Springfield Sneakers, and the New London Subs (boats, not sandwiches). Don't miss the fun!

In all, 25 bees will be showcased by June. Another event will be held in June when all of the bees will be put on display and several will be auctioned off to benefit the GNBAA. Eventually, the bees will be moved to the property of the organization or business that sponsored the bee.


Media Contact:

David Huck

860-826-3302

dhuck@newbritainct.gov


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