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May 19, 2024

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Connecticut Immigrants Honored

Polish-American Andrzej Mazur, One of the Honorees

CONNECTICUT – Andrzej Mazur was honored on Tuesday, April 21st, in Hartford as a part of the 18th Annual Connecticut Immigrant Day at the Capitol. Cosponsored by the Connecticut Immigrant and Refugee Coalition and the Office of the Secretary of the State, Immigrant Day paid tribute to thirteen immigrants who have made impressive and generous contributions to our community.

In photo: Secretary of State Denise W. Merrill presenting Andrzej Mazur with award.

Born in Lublin, Poland, Andrzej Mazur has pursued his lifelong passion for the arts. He joined a performance company in high school and went on to study music at the Marie Curie Sklodowska University. In 1981, he started his life in the United States working at a photography studio. Within a decade, he was an entrepreneur: He started his own business called Photo Art and later, with his wife, opened Polmart, a Polish market in New Britain, Conn.

Mazur is a founding member of both the Polonia Business Association and the theater group Teatr Wyobrazni (Theater of the Imagination).  He also helped start a polish-language newspaper and a junior fencing academy.  Through these local initiatives, Andrzej has contributed tremendously to the economic and cultural vitality of the Little Poland district of New Britain.

Office of Secretary of the State – Connecticut