Bridgeport Photos Featured At City Lights

Jay Misencik's "Bill"
Jay Misencik's "Bill" (Evans) is one of several photos featured at City Lights on Markle Court downtown.

Check out the Bridgeport photo exhibition at City Lights, Markle Court.

City Lights starts off the year with our annual Bridgeport-themed exhibit of six photographers with different backgrounds, perspectives and voices.

They are: The masterful Jay Misencik, who has documented Bridgeport’s people, landmarks and soul for the past 30 years; Yves Francois Wilson, a young, up-and-coming photographer, filmmaker and all-around talented artist; Michelle Beaulieu, who possesses a great sense of design and a poetic eye, and also works in the New York/Connecticut theater and staging industry; Yolanda Vasquez Petrocelli, a deep, yet whimsical artist who makes richly manipulated and collaged photographs; Pete Finch, who presents a stark, to-the-point perspective of Bridgeport; and finally Peter Tepper, who grew up in the Hollow and went to “photo school” in the U.S. Army in the mid ’50s and had a full career as a professional photographer.

This exhibit runs Jan. 12 to Feb. 10 with a free artists’ reception on Thursday Jan 19, 5:30-8:30 p.m.

Another City Lights tradition is our winter gathering of art and chili on Sunday, Feb. 5, 3-5 p.m. Treat yourself to comfort food for body, mind and soul at our annual Artists’ Talk and Chili Buffet (both vegetarian and regular). Suggested donation: $10.



  1. This is a photo of Mr. William Evans. Mr. Evans has been a positive fixture in downtown Bridgeport for over 40 years (as I know it). He started with a pool hall across Fairfield Avenue from the old Broadway Diner (Broad St & Ffld Ave). He still plies his trade, at age 92+, in the lobby of Peoples Bank on Main Street. God Bless Bill Evans.


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