Subject: Click...Pick...and Go! Your E-Buzz Events for the Weeks Jan. 3 - Jan. 9, 2018

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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.
Nina Buxenbaum

Thurs. Jan. 4, 6pm
New Canaan Library
Opening Reception +
Artist's Talk

Nina Buxenbaum will speak about her work at the opening reception for this exhibition of her lush, beautifully rendered paintings that exude echoes of Manet and Delacroix, but which challenge viewers to question the desire for definition, particularly in connection to society's depiction of women of color. More...

Nina Buxenbaum, Good Hair, oil on linen, 36x48
Loft Artists Association
New Year New Art

Fri. Jan. 5, 6pm
Loft Artists Association
Opening Reception

The Loft Artists Association hosts its annual new member show, high-lighting the work of 10 dynamic and diverse artists new to the LAA. Includes work by Cultural Alliance artist members: Elizabeth Agresta, Anna Badini, Joyce Grasso, Joanie Landau and Lydia Larson(More)
Story Challenge
Fri. Jan. 5, 7pm 
Westport Library
Celebrate the 200th anniversary of Frankenstein, as WestportWRITES recreates Byron’s 1816 challenge to his guests Percy and Mary Shelley: "Let’s each write a ghost story.”  Join the challenge, readings, and see the Frankenstein movie to keep inspired.  More...
Becca Lowry
Lauren Mabry
Alyse Rosner
Venus Fly

Sat. Jan. 6, 4 p.m
Flinn Gallery
Greenwich Library
Artists' Talks

Three women artists talk about their art exhibited in Venus Fly. Each works in different media (large-scale paintings, mixed media wood carvings, and ceramics), but all share a commitment to material-based abstraction. More...

Alyse Rosner, Into The Open, 2017, graphite and fluid acrylic on raw canvas, 76 x 98
Conversation with 
Nayland Blake

Sat. Jan. 6, 4pm 
Franklin Street Works
On the closing weekend of I hear it everywhere I go, a discussion between curator Terri Smith and Nayland Blake, Guggenheim fellow and internationally exhibiting artist, who foregrounds interracial desire, same-sex love, and racial and sexual bigotry in his work, which is featured in this group show. Followed by Q & A and a wine reception. More...
Nayland Blake, Ibedji (Quick), 1996-97, mixed media.
Courtesy of the artist and Matthew Marks Gallery, New York

Orientalism in American Art & The Silvermine Art Colony

Sun. Jan. 7, 4pm
New Canaan Historical Society
Opening Reception and Curators Talk

At the opening reception for this exhibit exploring century-old fascination with the “Orient,” and the culture of the area, curators Ed Vollmer and Susan Gunn-Bromley will speak about the work of the Silvermine artists who travelled to North Africa, Morocco, and Tunisia to explore and paint. More...
Frank T. Hutchens, Souk El Attarine—Tunis1926, oil on canvas.  Courtesy of the City of Canandaigua, NY, and the Ontario County Historical Society
Megan-Geoffrey Prins,
The Second Movement, and

Sun. Jan. 7, 3pm
First Presbyterian - Fish Church

Experience the singular architecture of Stamford’s First Presbyterian (Fish Church) in this unique Impromptu! Classical Music Recital, featuring excerpts from the current concert cycle of Stamford’s PROJECT MUSIC student ensemble, New Haven's The Second Movement chamber ensemble, performing Stamford-born composer David Bruce’s Gumboots, an homage to the slaves of South Africa's goldmines, and South African pianist Megan-Geoffrey Prins playing Frederic Rzewski's Winnsboro Cotton Mill Blues, and a celebration of the Russian Christmas, with music by Liadov, Lyapunov, and Drozdoff. More...
Rina Bakalar
Mark Barnhart
Thomas Madden
Spotlight on Arts & Culture
Mon Jan. 8, noon
WPKN 89.5 FM

Three directors of economic and community development, Mark Barnhart (Fairfield), Thomas Madden (Stamford) and Rina Bakalar (Trumbull), discuss The Arts, Culture and Economic Development in Fairfield County. The conversation will be a lead-in to the Cultural Alliance's Shaping Community Creative Placemaking conference Jan. 23-24 at Stepping Stones Museum.  More...
Play With Your Food
Lunchtime Playreadings 

Jan. 9-11, noon
Toquet Hall

Play With Your Food opens its 16th season of lunchtime theater in January in Westport, Fairfield and Greenwich with riveting one-act plays read by professional actors, many of whom hail from Broadway and off B’way.
Westport’s season opens at Toquet Hall in Westport (58 Post Road East). Westport’s lunches will be catered by Rory’s Restaurant.
Knitting & Spinning 
by the Fire
Sun. Jan. 7, 12pm
New Pond Farm 
Education Center

Bring your knitting projects and enjoy a relaxing afternoon with seasoned knitters and members of the Nutmeg Spinners. They will coach you on your knitting challenges and invite you to try your hand at their spinning wheels.
This program is free, but it is asked that you purchase a skein of New Pond Farm yarn ($12) and donate a scarf, hat, or pair of mittens to the Farm to be sold at the Farm's Harvest Festival. Please register online or at 203-938-2117. More...
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Hear more selections from on our 2-minute Drive Time announcements on WPKN 89.5 FM and Announcements of five or six selected events can be heard as PSAs during drive time: 7-9am and 4-7pm, weekdays.
Greenwich Choral Society
Early January

The Greenwich Choral Society announces auditions in early January for singers in Fairfield and Westchester Counties interested in becoming a member of the area’s premier choral group. These private sessions will include some vocalizing, to demonstrate range and voice quality, plus a sight-singing exercise, and will take about 15 minutes. NO prepared piece is required. Sopranos, altos, basses and, especially, tenors are invited to schedule an appointment. Contact Bill Fulton, Registrar, by e-mail at or by phone at 203-322-2990 to arrange a time. More...
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