News Release
Aug. 26, 2011

FOR MORE INFORMATION, CONTACT ROBBIN ZELLA AT 203-332-5052

Housatonic Museum of Art Acquires The BACC Heroes Poster Series

BACC Heroes Poster SeriesBridgeport - The Director of the Housatonic Museum of Art, Robbin Zella, has announced the selection of Graphic Designer Greg Chinn's Heroes Poster Series for the HMA's permanent collection.

Originally produced for the Bridgeport Arts and Cultural Council, the series of twelve posters focuses on local Bridgeport heroes. From prominent figures like PT Barnum and Elias Howe to lesser known people like lighthouse keeper Kathleen Moore, the series instills a sense of pride for the citizens of Bridgeport and, most importantly, functions as an educational tool for the area’s public schools. With a funky color palette, layered visual language and a modernist sensibility, the series was inspired by psychedelic poster master Victor Moscoso and artist Robert Rauschenberg. The 12 collage-styled images were produced for the Housatonic Museum of Art as Giclée Fine Art Prints on 100% cotton rag, velvet (etching like) surface, 315 gram paper.

The work of Award-Winning Graphic Designer Greg Chinn has been recognized by numerous design publications/websites including Core77, ID, Dwell, Design Within Reach, How, HGTV, Design Observer and Print.

His graphics have been highlighted in two Pie Design Books, as well as featured in Communication Arts Fresh, which focuses on innovative work around the world. Chinn has also been profiled in Graphic Design USA on the rebranding of historic Fairfield County landmarks. His Modernist Flash Cards have retailed internationally as well as in The Cooper-Hewitt National Design Museum, Museum of Design Atlanta, Aldrich Contemporary Art Museum and the San Francisco Museum of Modern Art. Chinn graduated from Art Center College of Design and received a Bachelors of Fine Arts degree with honors.

The Housatonic Museum of Art is located within the Housatonic Community College 900 Lafayette Blvd., Bridgeport, CT.  The Museum has one of the most significant collections of any two-year college in the country and includes works by master artists such as Rodin, Picasso, Matisse, Miro and Chagall. Both art enthusiasts and casual observers have the rare opportunity to engage daily with original works of art and artifacts on continuous display throughout the College and campus grounds. The Museum also presents lectures, programs and changing exhibitions in the Burt Chernow Galleries for students and the community at large at no charge, serving as a cultural resource for the Greater Bridgeport area.

For more information call 203-332-5052.
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