It seems every bit of forgotten space in downtown Bridgeport is being filled with artwork. Even the old bank vault area in the Citytrust building, just off the residents’ lobby.
I first saw that space last years with City Lights installed paintings there for Sweetport. Now, the Housatonic Museum of Art and the Bridgeport Arts Council are presenting members of the Sculptors Guild in the Vault Gallery in a showcase that lasts until Feb. 9.
Frankly, I think art is a better use for the bank vault than money ever was. The light and air in the space frame each work to their full benefit. It’s a lot of fun to just wander the room, especially in the day time when the sun pours in through the high windows. Just enter through Amici Miei restaurant on Main Street.
The New York City-based Sculptors Guild is a nonprofit artists’ membership organization created in 1937 and devoted to promoting public interest in contemporary sculpture by exhibiting works in public spaces and through education.
The exhibit features work by Alvin Sher and David Smalley of East Lyme, Judith Steinberg of Southport, Beth Ann Morrison and Gina Miccinilli of New Jersey, Gail Goldsmith, Phillip Simmons, Renata Menasse Schwebel, Miguel Castillo, Martha Walker, Gilbert Boro and Stephen Keltner of New York.