The Bridgeport Art and Cultural Council extends a special welcome to Bridgeport police and firefighters for a reception 5-7 p.m. Thursday April 21 for a new exhibit, “Art in Force.”
“Our first responders in Bridgeport are known for their hard work, bravery, and the dangers they face from day to day on the job,” says curator Eileen Walsh. “Many may be surprised to find that only scratches the surface. In this show our first-responders deal with the stresses of the job through art. Whether photographing the things they see on the job or expressing themselves through abstract painting and conceptual sculptures, these artists find that art can help them work through some of the issues they are constantly confronting.”
The show features the work of three Bridgeport police Officers and one Bridgeport firefighter. Among them are abstract paintings by Vincent Verrillo, urban photos by James Meyers and firefighting images by Keith Muratori
The show runs through Thursday, May 5th 2011. The BACC Gallery is in the historic Arcade Mall on 1001-12 Main Street in downtown Bridgeport.