Paier College

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491 University Avenue, Bridgeport, CT 06604

Founded in 1946, Paier College engages and inspires students by fostering intellectual curiosity and innovation through a curriculum that promotes critical thinking, civic responsibility, and collaboration. Paier College offers educational coursework focused on traditional visual arts, design, marketing, and communications in a personalized manner that prepares successful graduates for careers that meet the evolving needs of society. Paier College alumni have gone on to establish award-winning marketing agencies, illustrate children’s books, and create internationally recognized logos, among myriad other achievements. In 2021, Paier announced its plans to move to a new seaside campus located in Bridgeport, CT on a property formerly controlled by the University of Bridgeport. The new Paier campus is home to renowned educational, artistic, and performing arts spaces, a residence hall dormitory, and breathtaking views of the Connecticut shoreline. Paier celebrated its 75th birthday in 2021, and is poised for a promising next 75 years!

Paier College is proud to call Bridgeport its new home! Paier brings its 75 year legacy of training artists in Connecticut to the renowned Shintaro Akatsu School of Design (SASD) at the Arnold Bernhard Center for Arts & Humanities situated against Seaside Park along the shores of Long Island Sound. Paier offers programs of study in fine art, illustration, interior design, graphic design, industrial design, web application development, digital marketing communication, and more. With a growing population, Paier College seeks to make an impact in the art community of Bridgeport, and invites members of the public to its first formal show since relocating.

Event: Exhibit and Auction of Art by Child Refugees
Thursday, November 10; 4 pm, Friday, November 11
The Schelfhaudt Gallery is proud to present an exhibition and auction of art by child refugees. We will host an opening reception and auction on Thursday, November 10 at 4 pm. The exhibit can also be viewed on Friday, November 11. The artists shown in this exhibition are all child refugees from the Bridgeport area who have participated in an arts program supported by the Fairfield County’s Community Foundation in which they explored self-expression and storytelling in a variety of visual media, including drawing, painting, sculpting, and photography and video.