Subject: Click...Pick...and Go! Your E-Buzz Events for the Week Sept. 6 - 12, 2017

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Our Weekly E-Buzz selection from
September 6, 2017
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This is a bumper issue for a bumper week! The list below is a small selection of the very many cultural events happening across our region this coming week. We strongly recommend that you click the link above for our complete listing.
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Westport Artists Collective
Pop-Up Show

Wed. Sept. 6 (opening) +
Sat. Sept. 9 (artists talk)
Westport Arts Center

The latest Pop-Up by this energetic band of artists opens on Weds. night followed by an Artists Talk on Saturday. Cultural Alliance members Emily LauxSusan Murray, Donna Osterby-Brien, Lynn Popat, and Renee Santhouse, join ten other artists in the show.  (More)

Weds. Sept. 6
Avon Theatre Film Center

Missing from the story of Cesar Chavez transforming the U.S. labor movement by leading the first farm workers' union is his equally influential co-founder, Dolores Huerta, who tirelessly led the fight for racial and labor justice alongside Chavez, becoming one of the most defiant feminists of the twentieth century. In Dolores, director Peter Bratt's provocative and energizing documentary challenges this incomplete, one-sided history and reveals the raw, personal stakes involved in committing on'e life to the fight for justice. Join a post-film Q&A with labor attorney Peter Goselin.  (More)
Guess Who's Coming to Dinner?

From Thurs. Sept. 7
Curtain Call

Fifty years ago, on June 12, 1967, the United States Supreme Court invalidated laws that prohibited interracial marriage, ending all race-based legal restrictions on marriage in the United States. Six months later, on December 12, 1967, the film Guess Who's Coming to Dinner opened in theaters, telling the story of a young interracial couple wanting to marry. On September 7, Curtain Call will open its 27th season with Todd Kreidler's adaptation of that hit film based on the Academy Award winning screenplay by William Rose. It will play in The Dressing Room Theatre through September 24. (More)
Joe Zucker

Thurs. Sept. 7
Housatonic Museum of Art

This exhibit features monumental latex scroll paintings on paper. Sometimes frenetic, sometimes serene, these captivating double-sided paintings remind us of the terrifying pirates and ships who threatened trading routes and targeted defenseless coastal towns. The exhibit also features traditional drawings by Zucker in graphite and charcoal. (More)
Shorefest Fundraiser

Fri. Sept. 8
Sherwood Island State Park

Enjoy the Friends Of Sherwood Island State Park's end of summer party, watching the sun set on the Long Island Sound from the Pavilion while sipping wine and munching on scrumptious appetizers, lobster, tenderloin or salmon. Listen to light classical music on the violin and flute played by Amy Griswold and Astrid Bernard, Suzuki Music School instructors. Ticket prices and silent auction proceeds support the Park and projects such as 100 Trees for 100 Years. (More)
Visual Narratives 

Fri Sept. 8
Loft Artists Association

As its fourth annual Tri-state juried exhibition, Loft Artists Association worked with Brooklyn's Trestle Gallery curator, Katerina Lanfranco who created the show concept for Visual Narratives: "all artists create visual languages to convey narratives and concepts that are important to them. These languages establish a formal construct, which can be representational or abstract. As such they create a unique way of communicating ideas." $1,000 in cash prizes will be presented at the opening reception and awards ceremony, Sept. 8, 6 to 8 pm. (More)
Reinventing the Wheel: Milk, Microbes & the Fight for Real Cheese 

Fri Sept. 8 +
Sat. Sept. 9
Wilton Historical Society

On Friday, Bronwen and Francis Percival will discuss their new book, exploring what has been lost as raw-milk, single-farm cheeses have given way to the juggernaut of factory production. Distinctiveness and healthy rural landscapes have been exchanged for higher yields and monoculture. However, Bronwen and Francis Percival find reason for optimism. (More) Then, on Saturday, have your kids participate in a Farmers Cheese Workshop. Museum Educator Lola Chen will talk with the children about the history of cheese, and they will make farmer’s cheese as their project.  (More)
Open Studios +

Sat. Sept. 9
The NEST Arts Factory

Forty artists and musicians of the NEST open their studios to the public: explore the spaces, visit with the artists, learn about new techniques and processes, and find art to buy. Also enjoy a reception for two new exhibits, including the Black Rock Art Guild show, BRAG@TheNEST (More)
Jena Thomas
Liminal Landscapes

Sat. Sept. 9
Fernando Luis Alvarez Gallery

Jena Thomas is an emerging contemporary artist who, after completing her MFA at the University of Miami, already boasts an impressive exhibition record, and was selected as one of the 40 top MFA students in the country by New American Paintings Magazine. 
With Love, Marilyn + Fundraising Gala!

Sat. Sept. 9
The Klein

Starring actress Erin Sullivan, acclaimed for her performance as Marilyn Monroe in Mark Medoff's "Marilee & Baby Lamb: The Assassination of an American Goddess" at New York's Rio Grande Theater, this show is a sensual and playful one-woman tribute performance, paying homage to the many loves and romances in the life of the iconic ingenue. (More) PLUS 5:30-7:30pm attend The Klein's annual fundraising gala. Each $175 ticket includes hors d'oeuvres, drinks, award presentation and performance of With Love, Marilyn. Proceeds support programming and operations as well as our after school arts program. This benefit evening will honor Maureen Hamill with the Jacob Klein Leader of Distinction Award. (More)
Jaena Kwon
Carolanna Parlato

Sat. Sept. 9
Amy Simon Fine Art

Amy Simon Fine Art is pleased to present Colorforms: Jaena Kwon + Carolanna Parlato. The exhibition features the work of two extraordinary Brooklyn artists, both of whom create colorful paintings with amorphous three dimensional forms on two dimensional surfaces. (More)
Natasha Karpinskaia
Pictures at an Exhibition

Sun. Sept. 10
Gallery on the Green

Inspired by the famous Mussorgsky composition, the work in the show seeks to interpret the music and create an emotional response to it.
Born and raised in Moscow, Karpinskaia came to the U.S. to pursue her Doctorate in American art at Columbia University. She is currently a full time artist, and teaches painting, mixed media, collage, printmaking and art history. 
40th Annual Member Show

Sun. Sept. 10
Carriage Barn Arts Center
New Canaan

For its 40th Annual Member Show,
the Carriage Barn Arts Center has partnered with Sorelle Gallery. At the opening reception, an artist or artists will be awarded “Best in Show” and will have a joint or solo exhibit at Sorelle in summer of 2018.  
May It Last: A Portrait Of The Avett Brothers

Tues. Sept. 12
Fairfield Theatre Company

One Night Only nationwide premiere screening of this 2017 SXSW Film Festival Audience Award Winner: a revealing look at the Grammy Award-nominated band, co-directed by Judd Apatow and Michael Bonfiglio, “May It Last is a meditation on family, love, and the passage of time. (More)
Hispanic Heritage Month 
Art Show

Thurs. Sept. 7
The Klein

An early kick-off to National Hispanic Heritage Month (Sept. 15-Oct. 15), Benjamin Casiano has curated this exhibition of work by notable Latino and Latina artists. Includes Cultural Alliance artist members Ruben Marroquin and Rene Soto. A wine & cheese reception will celebrate the start of this new art exhibit in The Klein mezzanine. (More)

Thurs. Sept. 7
City Lights Gallery

Join us for ARTISTS TALK #3 held in collaboration with City Lights Gallery, in recording the talks of four of the participating artists during the opening reception for Visual Design: PATTERN, the first in a series of exhibits exploring the principles and elements of visual design, co-curated by artist Jane Davila and gallery director Suzanne Kachmar. Following unveiling of Painted Stairway at 5-6pm, and opening reception, 5:30-8pm, join us at 8pm to hear the curators and artists Adger Cowans, Gwen Hendrix, Norma Schlager, Tim Reiner and Liz Squillace(More)
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