Education and Outreach
FPG enjoys a consortium relationship with three local colleges: UConn Torrington, Hartford Art School University of Hartford, and Northwestern Connecticut Community College. College interns are given the opportunity to learn professional gallery management and are trained as docents helping to enforce the gallery's mission of fostering an understanding and appreciation of contemporary art in the community. FPG and the consortium colleges partner with the Warner Theatre to mount ongoing exhibitions of college student art work in the Nancy Marine Theatre Lobby and the Atrium Gallery.
FPG also collaborates with the Nutmeg Ballet Conservatory. Nutmeg students visit FPG during each month and engage with the work on exhibition through in-depth discussions with the college age docents. Area public and private schools are also participating in gallery visits, which serves to build the next generation of arts enthusiasts. The gallery’s goal is to continue building awareness of the fine arts through community outreach and development.