After more than a year, the public art competition is in its final stretch.
MainStateVentures will unveil new artwork by Liz Squillace at 5:30 p.m. Thursday, March 3, on the brick wall facing the Burroughs-Saden Library on Broad Street.
Ms. Squillace, a Read’s artist, is the sixth and final finalist to be featured in this rotating public here in the poster (picturedart exhibit.
The artist is competing with fellow Bridgeport artists: kHyal™, Gus Moran, Yolanda Petrocelli, 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.
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.
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