Culture Connect Featured Event
Visual artist Chuck Close recently mentored 34 students in the sixth through eigh grades at Bridgeport's Roosevelt School, one of eight schools in the nation to participaate in the White House's Turnaround Arts initiative which aims to imporve low-performing schools by increasing student "engagement" through the arts. The public-private parternship was developed in cooperaation with the U.S. Deaprtment of Education and the White House Domestic Policy Council. Close was one of the eight high-profile creative talents who volunteered for the program, working closely with the selected school students, faculty and surrounding communities.
The exhibition celebrated the difference that art makes in the emotional and intellectual lives of Bridgeport's students.