Alfa’s art display to honor Brain Injury Awareness Month: Opening postponed

UPDATE: Monday’s opening reception has postponed to Wednesday due to the snow.

A new artistic perspective is moving in at Alfa’s in Milford, in honor of Brain Injury Awareness Month in March.

The colorful, vibrant work of seven artists — each a survivor of a brain injury – who participate in The Kennedy Center’s Acquired Brain Injury (ABI) Program, will be on display at the Walnut Beach pizza restaurant for two weeks, starting on Monday, March 4.

The “Pop’s Gallery” space was offered to The Kennedy Center, a Trumbull-based nonprofit, by Alfa’s owners Mike Amoratis and his father Antonio (Pop) Amoratis, with support of local artist Elizabeth Wright. Wright coordinates a rotating arts gallery at the Naugatuck
Avenue restaurant.

The paintings to go on display at Alfa’s were created in ABI’s arts group, where survivors enjoy the therapeutic nature of creativity, redeveloping relationships and skills, while tapping into new talents. The Kennedy Center’s ABI program supports individuals who have sustained a
brain injury, assisting each person in regaining independence and living active, independent lives in the community.

Alfa’s, 54 Naugatuck Ave., will be hosting an opening event with The Kennedy Center’s artists. Originally planned Monday, March 4 at 6 p.m., it is now Wednesday, March 6 at 6 p.m.

Brain Injury Awareness Month in March is a national effort to educate the public that not all wounds are visible and to promote the supports available to survivors.

The Kennedy Center, Inc. provides services, supports to 2,200 individuals with disabilities each year, from birth to senior years. For more information on The Kennedy Center ABI Program, call 203-365-8522 ext. 2071. Learn more at TheKennedyCenterInc.org.

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