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Bridgeport Public Schools Student Art Exhibit: Fahrenheit 451

With guidance from art instructors and visiting professional illustrators, local students interpret Ray Bradbury’s Fahrenheit 451 and resulting works are exhibited at City Lights Gallery. In Fahrenheit 451, Ray Bradbury’s classic, frightening vision of the future, firemen don’t put out fires–they start them in order to burn books. Bradbury’s vividly painted society holds up the appearance of happiness as the highest goal–a place where trivial information is good, and knowledge and ideas are bad. Fire Captain Beatty explains it this way, “Give the people contests they win by remembering the words to more popular songs…. Don’t give them slippery stuff like philosophy or sociology to tie things up with. That way lies melancholy.”

This event is part of The Big Read, presented by the University of Bridgeport, exhibited at City Lights Gallery,Bpt. Exhibit runs November 28 – December 1, with an Opening Reception: November 30, 5:30 – 7:30pm. Regular Gallery hours are: W-F, 11:30 am – 5:00 pm, Sat. Noon – 4:00 pm. FREE.

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Ryan Odinak