Senator Martin Congratulates Local Artist on Capitol Concourse Display

February 12, 2017

State Senator Henri Martin (R-31) recently met with Bristol artist Ginger Lee Grant to congratulate her on her artwork’s inclusion in the Positive Expression artwork display on the state Capitol Concourse.

“Art can have such a strong impact on people’s lives and the way they feel,” Sen. Martin said. “I think Ginger and her partners in the Bristol Art Squad proved that with their positive message campaign throughout the city.”

Sen. Martin referred to the handmade artwork with inspirational and positive messages that began showing up on Bristol streets last year. One of the posters was included in the Positive Expressions art display at the Capitol.

Grant said some of the posters have disappeared, their plastic coverings left behind, but the Art Squad doesn’t mind.

“I guess somebody needed it more than we did,” she said.

Sen. Martin said he is also impressed with the murals members of the Art Squad have painted on traffic boxes throughout the city.

“The Bristol Art Squad has just done such a great job of bringing color and beauty to the city,” he said. “Their message of positivity is one that needs to get out, and little steps like the traffic boxes and posters really do make a difference.”

Sen. Martin said he looks forward to seeing more of Grant’s and the Arts Squad’s work throughout the city.

Sen. Martin represents the communities of Bristol, Plainville, Plymouth, and Thomaston.

Photo: (from left to right) Bristol artist Ginger Grant, State Senator Henri Martin, and David Timek, co-founder of Positive Expression, which displayed art with uplifting and positive messages on the State Capitol Concourse in Hartford.