Torrington gallery offers students career advice, education on Portfolio Day

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POSTED: 03/09/16, 12:55 PM EST | UPDATED: ON 03/09/2016

TORRINGTON >> Five Points Gallery, 33 Main Street, Torrington, invites the public to attend Portfolio Day, a free event at the gallery on Saturday, March 28. 10 a.m.-1 p.m.
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Representatives from the three consortium colleges affiliated with Five Points Gallery, including University of Hartford/Hartford Art School, University of Connecticut and Northwestern Connecticut Community College, will be on hand to answer questions on college programs and career opportunities. At 11:30 a.m., there will be a presentation “What it Means to Be an Artist Today.”

High school students, freshman through senior year, and community college students interested in transferring to four year schools are encouraged to attend as are adults who would like to learn more about college art programs as they pertain to career change or personal enrichment.

A formal portfolio is not needed; attendees may bring in as little as one piece for feedback and advice.

In addition, those attending will have the opportunity to talk with current college students of all ages who can tell you what to expect in college art classes. Professional artists will also be available to share information regarding art and design careers in the 21st century.

Sponsored by Five Points Gallery, Portfolio Day is supported by the Department of Economic and Community Development, Connecticut Office of the Arts, and with additional support from the National Endowment for the Arts.

For more information about Portfolio Day and Five Points Gallery, visit FPG on Facebook, fivepointsgallery.org or call Five Points Gallery at 860-618-7222.