Sunday 11/15

9 am Dan Tressler, Musician and Songwriter  with Jeff Jacob of Amber Anchor start the final day of the Bridgeport Art Trail with a Morning  Kitchen Session especially for Bridgeport. 
Enjoy this  acoustic soundtrack for your morning routine, with a sweet rendition “for Bridgeport, You Got a Friend In Me”  and original music too. Enjoy!

10 a.m. Lucienne Buckner: Mold Making Demo
Sculptor Lucienne Buckner presents an overview of mold-making techniques for reproducing sculptures in cast plastic resins

10:30 am Sunday Artist Brunch: Online Edition

Although we can’t all eat together in person this year, the artists of the NEST share their favorite brunch recipes for yummy food and refreshing drinks, along with images of their art

11 am Kelly Rossetti: Studio Tour
Kelly Rossetti is an abstract and figurative mixed media painter. Please join Kelly on a virtual tour of her studio where she shares with you her new available work and gives you a sneak peak at works in progress.

11:30 am Tips for Hanging Artwork

Expert tips for how to hang art to transform your home. Learn how to display single pieces, gallery walls, and groupings like a pro. Get creative and show off your collection.

12-4 pm Clymenza Hawkins Open Studio by appointment
Read’s ArtSpace
1042 Broad St, Downtown Bridgeport, CT 
Weekend hours are from 12- 4 pm- 5 people at a time
Face masks required, gloves available

12-5 pm  Gallery 9104
325 Lafayette St Unit # 9104
Visit the gallery/studio of  Iyaba Ibo Mandingo, visual artist, poet, playwright, performer, teaching artist and gallerist.  His Gallery 9104 will be open today from 12-5 pm. IyabaArts

12 pm Gwen Hendrix: Ice Dyeing Demonstration

Gwen Hendrix takes you on a brief tour of her studio, and then steps through the process of ice dyeing fabric. Her work in other media is available for viewing & purchase on her website.

12:30 pm Associate Member Exhibit

View the works by the NEST Arts Factory Associate Members in a wide variety of media from acrylics to oils, photography to mixed media, and so much more. Hear from some of the Associates about their techniques and inspiration

1 pm Jill Morton: Studio Tour

Jill Morton currently creates very colorful abstract paintings. Join her for a studio tour where she shares the joy of her studio practice with you. See what stimulates and challenges her to create paintings in her current collection. All work offered with a special Trail 10% discount.

1:30 pm 10 x 10 Exhibit: Show and Sale

Our annual 10 x 10 art show goes virtual this year. See the art and add to your collection. Arrange for pick up or have it shipped. All artwork is 10” square, ready to hang, and just $100 each. All proceeds are split 50/50 with participating artists and our 50% benefits NEST artist projects

2 pm Jane Davila: Block Printing Demonstration

Printmaker, fiber and mixed media artist Jane Davila demonstrates block printing on paper and fabric, with information about creating dynamic repeating patterns, focal motifs, and multiple plates and colors. Special prices offered for the Bridgeport Art Trail on November 14 and 15 on her website.

2:30 pm Color Fields: Studio Talk

John Torres and Scott Packham discuss their song writing process and share insight into their new debut album, Pendulum

3 pm Russell Miyaki: Studio Talk

3:30 pm “The Story of Women” Milford Arts Council Exhibit

The Milford Art Center presents an exhibit of work inspired by women: their stories, their role in society, their duality, their struggles, their successes, their journey, and their future… all in celebration of the 100 year anniversary of the right to vote.

3 pm Spoken Word Open Mic, Poetic Souls

The Bridgeport Art Trail Presents A Sunday Poetry Experience 
Hosted by Shanna T. Melton

Poets will come together for a night of poetry.  They will share their art and check in about how the times we are experiencing impacts us creatively.  The gathering will take place on Zoom from 6PM-8PM.  This is a free event with the option of love offerings towards artists. 
Facebook event page here.

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4 pm Tracey Anderson-Kollar: Decorative Painting Demonstration

Tracey Anderson-Kollar is a decorative painter, specializing in upcycling custom and found furniture. She shares a video that documents the transformation of a dumpster dive find (an old dresser) before, during and after.

4:30 pm NEST Arts Factory Hallway Tour

Take a virtual tour of the hallways of the NEST; see all of the art by the resident artists in this gallery-like setting.

5 pm Lisa Hirten: Sketch to Painting Demonstration

Painter Lisa Hirten shows how she does quick exercises in her sketchbook and how the sketches influence her paintings. Work will be for sale at 10% discount during this Art Trail weekend, November 14 and 15. 

5:30 pm Lewis Huffman Studio Talk

Abstract artist and architect Lewis Huffman shares his paintings and his studio.                                                   

 6 pmRick Reyes: Music
Join songwriter and musician Rick Reyes in an intimate online performance of Latin music, infused with his unique blend of Caribbean, jazz, and rock influences.

Thank you! for joining us on the 12th Annual Bridgeport Art Trail. This online version will be archived. You can come back anytime and enjoy this free review of the Bridgeport arts scene. While you here, check out the monthly BAT newsletter and the BAT monthly calendar. You can also follow us on @Bridgeportarttrail on Facebook and Instagram.