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NEW YORK ARTIST TO DISCUSS “WALL OF ART” PROJECT AT HCC JAN. 8.

BRIDGEPOPRT – New York artist Arle Sklar-Weinstein will discuss her year-long “wall of artists” project in an Artist Talk at the Housatonic Museum of Art Thursday, Jan. 8.

An “exhibit within an exhibit,” the wall project, which features a wall with a grid of artist portraits Sklar-Weinstein created, will be on display at the museum Dec. 18-30 as part of Art Place’s 25th anniversary exhibit. Inspired by studio visits to 24 Art Place members, the individual portraits are mixed media compositions that capture the spirit of the artist as well as his or her image in photo montages.

The seeds of the project sprouted over a year ago when Sklar-Weinstein, whose studio is in Hastings-on-Hudson, N.Y., was participating in an Artist Residency at the Fundacion Valparaiso in Mojacar, Almeria, Spain.

Her first Artists Portraits series of the eight international artists and writers there were shown in an Art Place exhibition in 2007 and her colleagues proposed a similar project for their 25th Anniversary Exhibition.

The talk will take place from 5 to 7 p.m. in the Burt Chernow Galleries in Lafayette Hall at Housatonic Community College, located at 900 Lafayette Blvd. in downtown Bridgeport, less than 150 yards off I-95 (Exit 27) and Rte. 8 (Exit 1), a block from the Arena at Harbor Yard.