SPLASH! Opens at Housatonic Museum of Art
June 16 - July 22

BRIDGEPORT, CT, June 6, 2011 – Splash!, an exhibition celebrating summer and exploring the myriad meanings and interpretations of the word will be on view at the Housatonic Museum of Art from June 16 through July 22. The show highlights artworks selected through the Museum’s annual open-juried competition, which provides an opportunity for emerging and under-recognized artists to expose their work to a notable curator and to the public at a significant venue.  Additional pieces by selected artists and from the Museum’s extensive collection will round out the themed display. For more information about the Museum visit

Juror Marianne Brunson Frisch is a curatorial professional and writer and is currently Director of Media Relations and Programs for the Fairfield County Concours d’Elegance, Westport, Conn.; she was Curator of the Reader’s Digest Association’s art collection, consulted for major corporations, and worked on the staff of The Museum of Modern Art, New York, Department of Painting and Sculpture.

The exhibit, which is free and open to the public, will be on display in the Burt Chernow Galleries in Lafayette Hall at Housatonic Community College. The opening reception will be held June 16 between 5 - 7pm in the Galleries. The Museum is open Monday through Friday from 8:30am until 5:30pm and Thursdays until 7pm except for state and national holidays.

Housatonic Community College is 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. Free parking is available in the HCC garage.

'Hose Me' by Janet Lage
Hose Me by Janet Lage

'Pour' by Alan Neider
Pour by Alan Neider

'Burst' by Sadé Garvey
Burst by Sadé Garvey