The Janine Theve Gallery

“The fragrance always remains on the hand that gives the rose.” – Gandhi

Janine Rene Theve’s life celebrates a beautiful heart. Born in spring 1991, she enthusiastically embraced her family, her friends, music, animals . . . and Block Island. At Norwich Free Academy, Janine rejoiced in her gift for art and the joy of volunteering. Through the Art Co-op program, she encouraged students with intellectual and developmental disabilities to pursue their creative dreams. Janine believed in reaching for the stars, and she inspired her friends to do the same.

At Three Rivers Community College, Janine studied healthcare. Her friendship, compassion and unconditional love were limitless, and those lucky enough to know her are forever blessed. The Janine Theve Art Gallery encourages people of all abilities to express themselves through art.

Janine passed away on September 8, 2011. The gallery in the lobby of 125 Sachem Street remembers a spirit who enriched the lives of all who knew her.

The Arc Quinebaug Valley and The Arc New London County merged in July 2019 to form The Arc Eastern Connecticut.  Both agencies were established in 1952 by parents of children with intellectual disabilities in order to ensure equal participation and choice in school, in the workplace, and in their communities. Combining program and staff strengths, The Arc Eastern Connecticut now serves the entire eastern CT region and is the largest chapter of The Arc in the state.


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