Gallery at Black Rock has a new home and new name:
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.
January 23rd at 3pm 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 Burrows 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.
January 25th 7pm The gallery will host students from the University of Munich in coordination with Nils Weisenmuller of Bridgeport Design Group who will showcase their views for Bridgeport’s future including ideas on sustainable development.
Sunday February 5th at 3pm The Grand opening Show reception! The show ill 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 February 10th, Thursday through Saturday from 11:30 until 5:30.