A press release just flew over the transom and hit me on the head.
Most of this I already knew and posted, but if you keep reading, you’ll be rewarded with what we in the news biz call the “nut graf.”
The new Gallery 305K Art and Cultural Center (formerly the Gallery at Black Rock) announces its move and grand opening event schedule.
In celebration of the gallery’s move to the city of Bridgeport’s vibrant East Side we are having three grand opening events.
The gallery’s move is part of its mission to bring arts and culture to Bridgeport residents. The historic factory space at 305 Knowlton Street has considerably more space so that we are able to show a much more broad array of arts, music, film, dance, etc. The building, a newly renovated and restored 19th century bicycle and automobile factory, houses the studios and workspaces of architects, filmmakers, fine Artists, fine furniture makers and decorative painters as well as the new gallery.
The gallery aims to become an integral part of the East Side neighborhood and plans to provide programs and art events that will serve and be of interest to its residents, as well as the wider Greater Bridgeport area.
Sunday, Jan. 23 at 3 p.m.: Charles Brilvitch and Mary Witkowski will speak on the History of the East side of Bridgeport and the Armstrong factory which the gallery is housed in. Mary Witkowski runs the Bridgeport History Center at the Burroughs Library. She is the current Bridgeport City Historian. Charles Brilvitch is a past Bridgeport City Historian and a noted expert in the architectural history of the city of Bridgeport.
Tuesday, Jan. 25 at 7 p.m.: The gallery will host students from the University of Munich in coordination with Nils Weisenmuller of Bridgeport Design Group [a fellow tenant] who will showcase their views for Bridgeport’s future including ideas on sustainable development.
[NUT GRAF ALERT:]
Saturday. Feb. 5, at 3 p.m.: The Grand Opening Show reception! The show will feature a sampling of art from the Black Rock Gallery artists, as well as some artists work who we will be featuring in the future. It is an open themed show that will allow our artists to show their newest and best work and will set the tone for the gallery’s future exhibits. Some artists included will be: Joan Fitzsimmons, Liz Squillace, Marcella Kurowski, Felipe Soltero, Mark DeRosa, Jessica Bajoros, Michelle Beaulieu and more.
The gallery will have regular business hours beginning Thursday, Feb. 10: Thursdays through Saturdays from 11:30 until 5:30.