Bridgeport artist John Lawson unveiled “Dilligence,” his contribution to the public art competition last night. The artist said that of this portrait’s qualities, its its humanity that is most important.
“I am very excited about this piece,” states John Lawson in a press release. “Whatever we endeavor to do in life requires focus, dedication, commitment, and diligence. This work speaks of the integrity of inner character and the universal elements of our humanity.”
John Lawson grew up in North Carolina, but now calls Bridgeport home — as do all the artists in this competition. His work has been exhibited throughout the tri-state area.
Tiago’s was closed, so the reception “around the corner” was moved to City Lights Gallery, which was a nice surprise. Conversation was a lot easier.
This is the fifth of six Broad Street pieces, and in the spring, all the entrants will be displayed at City Lights. The jury’s top pic wins $1,000 and a people’s choice award will bring the artist $250.
Liz Squillace will be the sixth and final artist in early March.