Bridgeport Art Center Presents: 3rd Friday Open Studios. May 15, 2015

Bridgeport Art Center Presents: 3rd Friday Open Studios. May 15, 2015
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Jessica Barnett DeCuir “Crimson Collins” (Studio Lab opening)

Jessica Barnett DeCuir “Crimson Collins” (Studio Lab opening)

Join us for a casual 3rd Friday open studios and visit 40 artists housed in the visually breathtaking 500,000 sq. ft. Bridgeport Art Center (BAC), 1200 W. 35th St. Artists and designers invite visitors into their studios to view and discuss their artistic process in an intimate setting. Meet painters, sculptors, photographers, designers, many of whom will be doing demonstrations. A highlight of the evening is BAC’s juried art Educator’s exhibit. The show ends June 5th.

Be sure to visit a host of other events in the building including Studio Lab’s opening with guests artist, Project Onward’s “Must Love Cats”exhibit, Onli Studios’ guest publication signing, and Urban Threads Studio’s “Recycle, Repair, Repurpose”.  *More details below.

Admission is free and doors open at 6PM. Free parking is available on the north side of the building; the perfect combination for a ChicagoFriday Night. Don’t miss out! For additional information please or email


StudioLab on the 5th floor is doing their biggest opening bringing Texasartist Jessica Barnett DeCuir to Chicago with her vinyl record-related show called “Remix”. DeCuir states, “this series of collages are created using album covers featuring pop & rock bands of the 1970’s and 80’s. These collages can be appreciated on a purely abstract level as well as offering to music buffs a game of “Name that Record Cover”, while others may generate new readings that poke fun at pop stars, advertising, and bad fashion.”


Artist Ruby Bradford and inspired fellow Project Onward artists have contributed works of catlike creativity, in the form of drawings, paintings, sculptures in the new feline-themed exhibition Must Love Cats. Ruby Bradford will donate a portion of artwork sales to her favorite charity, Tree House:


 ONLI STUDIOS is hosting a publication signing event for illustrative artist Jun Ogusawara, who has developed a tender story of embrace with the late Chicago Blues master, Lefty Dizz, as her spiritual God-father. This vision is expressed in her drawings and writings and then later supported by her travels to Chicago where she learned more about the legendary Bluesman and the incredible scene to which he was a part.


Swap clothes, shoes and accessories you no longer need or wear at the Recycle, Repair, Repurpose event.  Experts are on hand to help repair, adjust or re-purpose your new found pieces.  Refreshments and wine served – all welcome to attend!

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