Vasquez Petrocelli, a resident of Bridgeport, is the fourth finalist to be featured in this year-long rotating public art exhibit. “Esperanza” will be on display outside on Broad Street directly across from the Burroughs-Saden Library through early January.
A reception with the artist will follow around the corner at Tiago’s Restaurant, 211 State Street, Bridgeport. Both events are free and open to the public and will happen rain or shine.
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The six artists are presenting their works for two months in the year-long, rotating exhibit on view in downtown Bridgeport, on the Broad Street side of 211 State St.
The finalists, who are all all Bridgeport residents, are: kHyal, Gus Moran, Yolanda Petrocelli, Liz Squillace, John Lawson and Kelly Bigelow Becerra.
The exhibit will culminate in the selection of a grand prize winner and a people’s choice winner, with cash awards of $1,000 and $250 respectively. The judges are Robert Curcio, co-founder of the Scope International Art Fairs and gallerist, New York; MaryAnn Fahey, curator and gallerist, Umbrella Arts, New York; Emily Larned, professor, graphic design, University of Bridgeport; John Favret, director, Housatonic Community College Art Department; and Penny Harrison, an arts consultant.
Artists were announced in February.
MainStateVentures is a joint venture between Spinnaker Real Estate Partners, LLC and Forstone Capital, LLC. MainState acquired the People’s United Bank downtown Bridgeport portfolio, which represents two prime city blocks including seven buildings totaling more than 255,000 square feet with 2.8 adjacent acres of developable land.