City Lights in the Community
City Lights Gallery is a non-profit organization that offers a common ground for students, youth, arts enthusiasts, artists, patrons, visitors, business people and residents to experience art, meet and exchange ideas. City Lights has a dedicated gallery/studio space in Bridgeport’s Roosevelt School and runs programs that bring art and creativity to area students. City Lights works closely with the Bridgeport school teachers to provide content and activities designed to promote art appreciation, transferable skills and increase vocabulary.
The presentation of an exhibit of art made with beeswax integrated art appreciation with science. City Lights invited a local beekeeper, Marina Marchese of RedBEE Honey, to the Roosevelt school art gallery space, to focus on the source of beeswax. Her discussion reinforced concepts of pollination that the students had studied and broaden their awareness of beekeeping, beeswax and honey harvesting. Students were introduced to the oldest painting medium after cave painting called “Encaustic,” a paint made with beeswax. They rolled beeswax candles, tasted local organic honey and even tried on the beekeepers helmet.
City Lights Gallery is an active, vital part of our community, from connecting students to the world of art, to taking part in the restoration of a beloved monument in Seaside Park.
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Scroll down and click on pictures of City Lights programs in the community. Please help us to provide cultural enrichment opportunities for children and adults in greater Bridgeport, CT.