Subject: Click...Pick...and Go! Your E-Buzz Events for the Week Nov. 8 -14, 2017

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The list below is a small selection of the many cultural events happening across our region this coming week. We recommend you click the link above for our complete listing for this period.
Emil Altschuler, violin
Alice Chenyang Xu, piano
An American in Paris

Wed. Nov. 8, 12pm
St. Paul's on the Green

Violinist Emil Altschuler and pianist Alice Chenyang Xu perform a program of Gershwin transcriptions by legendary violinist Jascha Heifetz, including popular favorites from Porgy & Bess, the Preludes (originally for solo piano), and Hexapoda: Five Studies in Jitteroptera, a rarely heard piece inspired by Robert Russell Bennett’s “jitterbug.” (More)
Karen Dow and Lori Glavin:

Thurs. Nov. 9, 5:30pm 
New Canaan Library
Opening Reception

"Interplay" perfectly defines the balance and juxtaposition of the works of exhibiting artists Karen Dow and Lori Glavin. Selected to show together by curators familiar with the work of both, the artists decided to shape the exhibition themselves by intentionally exploring the interplay of their individual works, rather than merely exhibiting at the same time. (More)
Lydia Larson
In Plain Sight

Thurs. Nov. 9, 5:30pm 
Mayor's Gallery
Opening Reception

Cultural Alliance artist member Lydia Larson is a painter who believes there are multiple realities that exist at the same time: “Maybe, there is a common thread weaving in and out of the lines of every history there ever was, tying us all together.” Her solo show reflects her ongoing body of work exploring this synchronistic connection between places and events and that which is seen, and unseen. (More)

Nov. 9-12

200 artists participate in city-wide open studios, exhibition openings, performances, and special programs. Artists and designers talks are scheduled at the locations throughout Bridgeport. Art brunches, beer and vinyl sales, live painting, film screenings, and more! (More)
305 Revitalized

Fri. Nov. 10, 6pm
Armstrong Gallery
305 Knowlton Street
Opening Reception

Join the Artists Of 305 Knowlton
as they kick off the Bridgeport Art Trail with a lively evening of music and wine as you browse a celebratory exhibition featuring new (and old!) talent at 305 Knowlton. (More)
Arcade Night

Fri. Nov. 10, 5pm
Arcade Mall, Bridgeport
Opening Reception

The historic Arcade Mall will open its doors to the public for a two-day Open Studios organized in collaboration with the Bridgeport Art Trail. A popular destination for both local enthusiasts and collectors, the Arcade is home to six of Bridgeport’s most innovative artists, who will be on site to give tours of their studios, demonstrate their crafts, and provide insight into the most immediate aspects of their creative practices. The event will also allow visitors the opportunity to purchase artworks—many of which will be on public view for the very first time—directly from studio inventories (More)
Open Studios + More

Nov. 10-12
The NEST Arts Factory

Tour the studios and meet over three dozen artists and musicians. See the annual fundraising 10x10 Exhibit (all work is 10” square and $100). Saturday Art Demonstrations: 12-3pm. Art Brunch, a Mexican-themed brunch on Sunday, 10am - 12. Drumming Circle: Sunday 1-2pm; Sunday Art Demonstrations:1-3pm - Mystical Mandalas with Barbara Dierolf, Thread Sketch Contour Drawing with Jane Davila, and Upcycled Paper Beads with Christina Blais. On Sunday, 5-6, enjoy Rick Reyes in a performance of Latin music, infused with his unique blend of Caribbean, jazz, and rock influences.  (More)
Black Rock Art Guild
So This is Bridgeport!

Fri. Nov. 10, 6pm
Harborview Market

The Black Rock Art Guild hosts its annual art exhibit and fundraiser for the Wakeman Boys and Girls Club and Burroughs Community Center on Fairfield Avenue in Bridgeport. Over 30 artists will exhibit work showing the many facets of Bridgeport. Reception features live music, food and beverages. BRAG poets will read at 5pm. Artists include: Alan Boyd, Louis Cadoux, Frankie Davis, Harold Davis, Diane Desmond, Linda Downey, Julie Fatherley, Susan Fehlinger, Steven Gilbert, Geri Gould, Rita Hannafin, Michele Hubler, Janet Krauss, Barbara Loss, Jay Misencik, Judy Noel, Kaz Oda, Donna Osterby-Brian, Ray Rauth, Betsy Redgate, Nick Rinaldi, Ade VanDuyn, Lee Walther, Sheila Weaver, Bruce Williams, January Wilson, Betty Wisse, Maize Zdanwich.
Artists Talk: 
Carlos Davila
Lauren Rago
Rick Shaefer

Fri. Nov. 10, 6pm
The NEST Arts Factory

The Cultural Alliance continues its ARTISTS TALK series in collaboration with the NEST Arts Factory, featuring Carlos Davila, Lauren Rago and Rick Shaefer - all NEST artists, each with a piece in The NEST's 10x10 exhibition, and all selected for the 2017 prestigious Silvermine Arts Center's Art of the Northeast, (where Shaefer won the Best in Show award). All three artists will have their short talks video-recorded and posted onto the Cultural Alliance's ARTISTS TALK YouTube site. Subscribe here (More)
Louis Prima Jr. and
The Witnesses
Fri. Nov. 10, 8pm
Palace Danbury Theatre

Louis Prima Jr. picks up the torch lit by his iconic father, renowned singer and bandleader, Louis Prima, whose career spanned four decades. No tribute act, Prima Jr and his powerhouse 8-piece band, the Witnesses, are reviving the boogie woogie spirit for a modern generation. (More)
Michael Wagner

Sat. Nov. 11, 7pm
LOVE Art Gallery
Opening Reception

Michael Wagner (see recent VENU Magazine article) brings you an evening of legendary icons from music, cinema and sports. "Michael aims at capturing what's beneath the surface, particularly the mysteriousness of a celebrity and often the energy they embody." A portion of the art sales will benefit Neighborhood Studios of Fairfield County, a non-profit afterschool arts program that offers programs in visual art, music and theater.  (More)
The Sixties Show

Sat. Nov. 11, 8pm
Ridgefield Playhouse

"The Greatest 1960’s Musical Re-Creation Show in the World." The band features former members of Bob Dylan’s, Ray Charles, James Brown’s, Ray and Dave Davies' bands and current members of legendary multi-platinum pop superstars The Smithereens. The show is a cross-generational crowd pleaser and the band is widely celebrated and known for re-creating spot on, note for note recreations of the hits, B-sides and deep album cuts from the greatest songs of the 1960’s. (More)
Tara Blackwell
The Corner Store

Sun. Nov. 12, 4pm
Stamford Arts Association

In her debut CORNER STORE series, Cultural Alliance artist member Tara Blackwell "utilizes her commercial design background to take us back to her childhood visits to the corner store for treats with her older brother. By recreating familiar logos and packaging into a visual narrative of her youth, she offers us a touchstone to pure childhood joy. Exploring vintage imagery with subversive wit and whimsy, she transforms symbols of the past into a contemporary artistic vision." (More)
Suburban Dystopia: 
50 Years Of Fairfield County in Film
The Swimmer

Sun. Nov. 12, 4pm
Westport Historical Society

This Sunday Film Festival of four iconic films on suburban dystopia presents The Swimmer (1968), based on the 1964 short story “The Swimmer” by John Cheever, starring Burt Lancaster with Janet Landgard and Janice Rule. It was filmed largely on location in Westport, hometown of director Frank Perry. Reviewer Harry Knowles commented “This is also Burt Lancaster’s journey to … The Twilight Zone … Spectacular film!” Brief presentations by curator and movie producer, Richard Deej Webb, moviephile, Will Fulton Will, and novelist, Robert Steven Williams followed by Q&A. (More)
Laura Pflug

Tues. Nov. 14, 5pm
Opening Reception

New Cultural Alliance artist member Laura Pflug is an abstract painter and lover of all things colorful and textured. "Her method for creating is full of experimentation and freedom. She enjoys using the gift of art to bring a glimmer to the soul, offer comfort to the heart and catalyze inspiration." (More)
Kevin Francis
Japanese Woodblock Printmaking

Sat/Sun Nov. 10-18
Center For Contemporary Printmaking

In this two-weekend workshop, artists will learn how to carve a woodblock using hand tools and print it in the Japanese technique. This process uses water based inks, and does not require a press. This technique is well suited to the individualist; It is decidedly low tech, students will be given all the tools needed to make prints in a home studio. While traditional processes will be taught, the medium is very elastic. Marks on wood will leave traces on paper, through the process of making prints each participant will develop their personal technique. (More)
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