Bridgeport Art Trail the Focus this Week, November 10-14

This week, from Nov 10-14th, Bridgeport, CT's arts community and City Lights Gallery is hosting Bridgeport's 2010 Art Trail. There are many events taking place at 17 venues throughout the city, which are outlined in this PDF pamphlet. It's very exciting that Bridgeport (so close to where I grew up, and where I live now) is doing so much for the arts.

These are just two events out of many...

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 Black Rock Gallery

This Friday, November 12, Comix opens at The Gallery at Black Rock's future home at 305 Knowlton St., Bridgeport from 6-9pm. The show explores art influenced by comics and cartooning. Some artists included in the show are Ronnie Rysz, Diane DiMassa, Mark DeRosa, David Mel, Charlie Walsh, Liz Squillace, Ricky Mestre, kHyal™, EFitz, Allen Wittert, Vito Bonnano and more. 

The American Fabric Arts Building open studios takes place Saturday and Sunday, November 13 and 14th, 10am to 5 pm both days at The Bridgeport Commerce Park 1069 Connecticut Avenue, Bldg. 4, Bridgeport, CT.

The event will showcase 27+ artists in a wide range of media.

Several things are drawing me in: Denyse Schmidt Quilts' sample sale, a free art raffle, Emily Larned's letterpress work, Ulla Surland's design work in interiors and clothing (I haven't seen her in a very long time!), and photographer Thomas Mezzanotte, whose work in alternative processes is dreamy. They're just a tiny sample of what's going on. I have a feeling this is a building in which I used to work at Hysteria, a humor publishing company many, moons ago (I'll know when I get there).

The American Fabrics Building's Facebook is here.