Aug. 26, 2011
FOR MORE INFORMATION, CONTACT ROBBIN ZELLA AT 203-332-5052
Housatonic Museum of Art Acquires The BACC
Heroes Poster Series
Bridgeport - 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
For more information call 203-332-5052.
College provides an affordable and accessible education through two-year degrees,
transfer preparation, and certificate programs, as well as a wide variety of
continuing education and personal/professional enrichment seminars and workshops. In
addition, HCC offers employee and occupational training for businesses, municipalities,
government agencies, and professional associations to help develop the educated
and skilled workforce required to meet regional business and industry needs. HCC
is nationally recognized as an “Achieving the Dream” institution. To
learn more, visit the college’s website at: www.hcc.commnet.edu <http://www.hcc.commnet.edu> .
HCC 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 Webster
Bank Arena at Harbor Yard. Free parking is available in the Housatonic garage.