How does history impact a new reality? Whether the new reality is for you, your business or an entire community, history has a way of, if not repeating itself, making itself known in the here and now. The city of Bridgeport knows this challenge all too well.
On October 18, join us for a conversation with Jack Tom of Jack Tom Design to discuss how Bridgeport's burgeoning arts community is working with the past to create the future. Jack lives and works in the Read's Artspace in Bridgeport. As a small community that is not New York City or Seattle, areas like Bridgeport have different public-facing challenges and require a different approach to engaging and sustaining a community. Joined by Margaret Bodell, founder of Bridgeport's Center for Public Art and Design, Jack will share his insight on how to work with old perceptions to bring something new to life.
Tuesday, October 18, 2011
7:30 - 9:00 am
Center for Public Art and Design
1042 Broad Street, Bridgeport, CT 06604
$35 per person
$20 for AIGA and PRSA members
Continental breakfast included.
This event is limited to 15 guests
RSVP early for your best shot at attending!
Entrance for the building is on John Street. There is on-the-street parking and a public garage on Broad Street.
About Jack Tom
Jack Tom of Jack Tom Design, is a graphic designer, illustrator and educator. Originally from San Francisco, Jack worked at McCall's Magazine, CBS, and Business Week magazine. Since 2004, he has been living and working at the Read's Artspace in Bridgeport CT. Some of his clients include: Bridgeport Housing Authority, Bridgeport Neighborhood Trust, Gartner, Bausch & Lomb, MetLife, Metropool, Aetna, New York University and American Museum of Natural History. He is a past president for the Connecticut Art Directors Club (CADC) and a former Board Member/Advisor with three Illustration Conferences (ICON3, 4 & 5). Jack is also an adjunct professor at the University of New Haven, Western Connecticut State University and Norwalk Community College.
About Margaret Bodell
For 20 years, Margaret Bodell's, work as an art entrepreneur, gallery owner, art program developer, and exhibition curator has initiated numerous projects that integrate emerging contemporary artists and underrepresented artists such as those with disabilities. Bodell has launched many emerging artist's careers at Margaret Bodell Gallery in NYC's East Village and she is known for pioneering arts programs, artist residencies, and social venture businesses throughout New York and New England. Most recently, she is the founder of Bridgeport, Connecticut's Center for Public Art and Design.