Musician Chris Frantz (of Tom Tom Club and Talking Heads fame) is using his extensive social network to promote Healing Through The Arts. (Chris lives in nearby Game Cock Island, Connecticut, with Tina Weymouth, his wife and lifelong musical collaborator.)
In the wake of the awful Sandy Hook Elementary School shootings on December 14, in which twenty children and six adult staff members were murdered, Newtown is trying to find a way to heal.
The new Healing Through the Arts site is gathering money and artists’ commitments to help Newtown citizens work through their trauma with 2-D, 3-D and performance arts projects. It is managed by the Newtown Cultural Arts Commission, supported by the Cultural Alliance of Western Connecticut and the Connecticut Office of the Arts (COA).
This post is intended as a public service announcement. We’ll follow up on the projects when details are shared.