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Design editor Lee Steele writes about area artists and designers
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Is this NEST’s ‘final shebang’?

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It looks like last call at the NEST. A bunch of years ago, the NEST, a raw, reclaimed old factory right off the interstate, was a big part of the arts underground. Aside from rental space for artists, NEST had music, film, art, dance, all on a pretty regular basis. I’m still not sure what […] [Read More]
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A 3-D tribute to Bridgeport

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Liz Squillace handed out 3-D glasses when she unveiled her entry in the MainStatesVentures public art competition yesterday. Take a look: Liz from Lee Steele on Vimeo. [Read More]
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Bridgeport’s big Thursday, morning, noon and night

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There’s a lot going on — all kinds of things — on Thursday in downtown Bridgeport. Let’s review: 9:30 a.m. -5 p.m.: Paint & Print: A Life in Art. Works by Frieda Howling at University Gallery, Bernhard Ctr, University of Bridgeport 11:30: Lunchtime music in the Arcade Mall Atrium, 1001 Main St. Music courtesy of […] [Read More]
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“Arte de Taínos” at City Lights

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City Lights Gallery is celebrating the pre-Columbian art of the Taínos. The “Arte de Taínos” exhibit brings us three events that recognize the rich Taino culture of the Caribbean. This comes together with celebrations marking Independence Day in the Dominican Republic. Art in this exbibit, sponsored in part by The Dominican American Coalition of Connecticut […] [Read More]
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Flo shows off her latest acquisition, among others

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The Florence Griswold Museum will be showing off its newest old painting on Saturday. It was created well after the height of Impressionism, but is a beauty nonetheless. Wilson Irvine’ s “The Broken Wall,” ca. 1926, is a gift of George Yeager. The museum quotes art historian Harold Spencer as hailing “The Broken Wall” as […] [Read More]
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Cultural council sets public meeting over ‘mission’

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Arts councils are notoriously contentious, but sometimes some clarification really is in order. The Bridgeport Arts & Cultural Council is holding a public meeting  to “discuss the BACC mission and solicit ideas and concerns from artists and the community.” Whether or not this is a direct reacton, this meeting follows some criticism from a Black […] [Read More]
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BACC creating an artists’ registry

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The Bridgeport Arts and Cultural Council is taking names. If you’re an artist who lives or works in Bridgeport, the BACC is asking for up to five pix of your artwork and studio to bridgeportarts@gmail.com. They are putting together a registery which will be available online. You are asked to include your name, one line […] [Read More]
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Black Rock Gallery moves east, and historians are standing by

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Eileen has brought her Black Rock Gallery east of the Pequonnock, and now it is fitting that we explore the city’s East Side. The East Side is gritty and hardscrabble and its footprint is little changed from its industrial-era hay day. Charles Brilvitch and Mary Witkowski, Bridgeport’s two most celebrated historians, will discuss the history […] [Read More]
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