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Help put together a patchwork quilt for the Newfield Branch Library

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The public is invited to pull up a seat and help form a good, old-fashioned quilting bee. By fall, the result will be a festive patchwork quilt that will hang at Newfield Branch Library in Bridgeport’s East End. The two-hour collaboration begins 4:30 p.m. Wednesday, July 24, Newfield Branch Library. This collaborative work of art […] [Read More]
Categories: Arts

SHU named country’s ‘least affordable’ college

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Sacred Heart University in Fairfield is on the top of Newsweek’s 2012 list of  ”least affordable” colleges in the country. The college compared tuition, student debt and median income among alums. Is that fair? Read and respond on education reporter Maggie Gordon’s blog now. [Read More]
Categories: General

Bridgeport Theatre Company fundraiser: it’s all or nothing

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The Bridgeport Theatre Company’s current fundraising drive is thiiiiissss close to success. Or utter failure. Their Kickstarter campaign, as of this writing, has attracted 51 backers who all together have pledged $4,370 of the BTC’s $5,000 goal. But if you know how Kickstarter works, you know that if they don’t reach that $5,000 goal by […] [Read More]
Categories: Arts

Scenes from the Shippan Designer Showhouse

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Got these photos from the Shippan Designer Showhouse in Stamford. Click ‘em to see ‘em larger. The Showhouse folks are roughly halfway through their run, so if you’ve been meaning to go, don’t put it off any longer. The Showhouse benefits the Stamford Museum & Nature Center. There’s a blog for the Showhouse at www.leesteele.com. [Read More]
Categories: Arts, Features

Art and engineering: City Lights Gallery in motion

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Today being Columbus Day, downtown Bridgeport was practically shut down. Practically nothing was moving. Then I wandered into the City Lights Gallery, where the Kinetic Art show was being installed. Everything was in motion. As I walked in, Brooklyn artist Daniel Wurtzel was experimenting with some household-type fans in a circle on the floor. They […] [Read More]
Categories: Arts

Goodbye sKwirl, hello Gus: Downtown public art unveiling tonight

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As of this morning, the spot on the wall along Broad Street, reserved for a year-long art competition, was still occupied by the highly colorful and conceptual  Weather sKwirl,™  and the sKwirl is predicting a hot day today. Not a great day for hoisting a painting onto a brick wall. But since I haven’t heard […] [Read More]
Categories: Arts, Bridgeport