Bridgeport City Hall’s more quiet cousin, the City Hall Annex, is playing host to a couple dozen paintings and photos representing the City Lights Gallery and some very talented Central High School students.
Don’t confuse the annex with the clattery City Hall. The Annex is a nice venue for art.
The building’s ample corridors, built on the bones of a defunct Gimbels, give the work room to breathe. You pay your bills, apply for permits or come gunning for the tax assessor at the main City Hall. The annex is where the mayor and upper level administration reside, and you need to bypass a security guard to get in. This all contributes to the hushed, museum-like atmosphere. Very nice for a lunch break.
They even gave the space a cute name: Gallery@999, a reference to its Broad Street address.
Among the Bridgeport artists on display: Suzanne Kachmar, Javier Eastman, Anthony Memoli, Tom Brenner, Lou Trapasso, Andrew Pinto, Yolanda Petrocelli and Steve Gerber.