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Tao LaBossiere, Artist & Art Community Advocate

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Top Five Favorite Things About Hartford:
ONE – The PEOPLE. Wonderful, caring, hopeful people. Especially those who believe in this town and put their money where their mouth is, by investing their time, energy and funds into uplifting this city’s spirit and culture, for all of us.

TWO – ArtSpace Hartford, located at 555 Asylum Avenue. This building has been my home since 1997, and has provided the opportunity for me to help “Build Community Through a Celebration of Creativity”, with the free use of it’s enormous and beautiful community space… the ArtSpace Gallery. And, I am compelled to include, all of those people who worked to create amazing art exhibits over the past eleven years, their efforts truly give this place a meaningful existence.

THREE – Bushnell Park. The grass, the trees, the public events, the Fireworks, and the beautiful white Holiday Lights we used to have that created an incredible winter wonderland…

FOUR- The Art Patrons: The Greater Hartford Arts Council, the Business Improvement District, The City of Hartford, and the building and restaurant owners. Those (specifically Hot Tomato’s, Tapas on Ann, Common Ground, and DISH) who have supported me as a resident and local artist by showcasing my artwork in this city. I am grateful to you all for past projects and future opportunities!

FIVE -My Home. Which is comprised of an incredible apartment, warm neighbors, good friends, and a beautiful view of downtown Hartford through my windows, especially at night and during snow storms.