BRIDGEPORT—Fine art draws inspiration from every facet of the human condition: nature, the body, metaphysics and now—pirates.

In an art exhibit titled “Scrolls,” the Housatonic Community College Museum of Art will showcase double-sided painted by artist Joe Zucker meant to evoke the sails of ships.

The Thursday Sept. 7 opening is the first of a few pirate-themed events planned next month, including a $50 whodunit fundraiser Sept. 27 dubbed “Murder Amongst the Mateys.”

The exhibit is free and open to the public at the gallery, located at the Housatonic Community College at 900 Lafayette Boulevard, and runs Sept. 7 through Oct. 15.

Here’s a bit more on the paintings, from the Housatonic Community College.

“Zucker’s Scrolls series reflects his involvement with the sea as well as his interest in the legends of pirates like Captain William Kidd and Blackbeard, who terrorized the high seas and sought refuge off the shores of Long Island and Connecticut.

“For over thirty years, Zucker has returned again and again to the imagery of frigates in full sail, cannon balls, yard arms and the leering grin of the Jolly Roger.”

If you go

The Housatonic Museum of Art is located at 900 Lafayette Blvd. in Bridgeport, Conn.

Gallery hours are Monday through Friday, 8:30am - 5:30 pm, Thursdays until 7pm and Saturday 9am - 3pm.