DNAinfo: ‘Horses of Honor’ Project Highlights Bridgeport, Canaryville Artists

10/16/2014 — The Horses of Honor project features unique contributions from artists in all corners of the state, but the Bridgeport area lays claim to the most.

Abbey Salch, a project spokeswoman, said the pitch to use South Side artists came from friend and art broker Amy King, who recommended Sally Ko, an artist working from Bridgeport’s Zhou B Art Center.

Another Zhou B artist, Injung Oh, soon followed. Accompanied by DJ music, Oh live-painted one of the horses at a recent “Third Friday” gallery event and invited the crowd to help out.

“Then it spread like wildfire,” Salch said. “Everybody said ‘I want a horse. This is great.'”

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