Subject: E-Buzz: Top Picks from FCBuzz Events for April 10 - 16, 2019

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 April 9, 2019
Your Weekly Top Picks from 
FCBuzz Events
This is a small selection of events posted on the FCBuzz Events section of our website for the coming week. We recommend you click the link above for a complete review of this week's arts and cultural events.
Brian Catling
The Artist as Writer

Wed. April 10, 7pm
Flinn Gallery
Greenwich Library

The second lecture in the series, The Artist as Writer, features internationally known, multi-talented British artist & author Brian Catling, speaking on his journey as an artist, and how the creative process translates and evolves into multiple disciplines, centered on his recently completed fantasy novel series, the Vorrh trilogy - a well received tale of history, colonialism, geography and mythology. More...
Andrew Barnett Davis
Paper, Pencil, Pen
Duvian Montoya
Cultural Architecture

Thurs. April 11, 6pm 
ARTWorks Gallery
St. Paul's on the Green

Two artists, two visions. Andrew Barnett Davis’ sketches are inspired by his stone carvings and used as a communication device for elucidating a viewpoint, text or architectural plan. Duvian Montoya focuses on culture and its identifying architecture in this series, capturing the unique differences of cultural history. More...
Erik Bloomquist
Long Lost

Thurs. April 11, 8pm
Bijou Theatre

Debut feature film of Hartford-based writer-director Erik Bloomquist, best known for creating the nationally syndicated television series The Cobblestone Corridor for which he won two New England Emmy® Awards. More...
Historic Grounds & Modern Gardens

April 11 through June 23
Lockwood-Mathews Mansion Museum

Juried exhibition of works ranging from realism to post-impressionism that fit well with the exhibit theme and the history of the Mansion. Works include those by Cultural Alliance members Anna Badini, Richard Koleszar, Anthony Santomauro, and Gregory Ziebell.  More...
Micah Bloom

Thurs. April 11, 7pm
Ridgefield Library

This short film, screened as part of the exhibit program for Freed Formats: the book reconsidered, now at the Ridgefield Guild of Artists and Mark Twain Library, Redding, traces the recovery of waterlogged books from a flood and their careful restoration. A discussion follows on the film, books, and book art. More...
Picture This. A Decade Behind the Lens with Mike and Sally Harris

Thurs. April 11, 6pm
Bendheim Gallery
Greenwich Arts Gallery
Opening Reception

Favorite photographs capturing cultural differences from this couple’s travels over the last decade in Cuba, Morocco, India, Iceland, Vietnam, France and Colombia as well as the back roads from New York to California. More...
Maggie Taylor
Seeing Things

Fri. April 12, 5:30pm
Artists' Market
Opening Reception

Maggie Taylor’s pictures combine antique and modern photographs, the artist’s own paintings, and images of anything that catches her fancy and can fit on her flat-bed scanner. Her images tend to defy simple descriptions of either technique or subject. The exhibition opening features a discussion of Maggie Taylor’s artwork by gallery owner Jeffrey Price, as well as a short film showcasing Taylor and her thought-provoking pictures. More...
Magic of Motown
City Lights Gallery Fundraiser

Fri. April 12, 6:30pm & 8:30pm
City Lights Gallery &
Downtown Cabaret Theatre

This 15th Anniversary Party for City Lights Gallery, includes a concert, produced, performed, and sponsored by Band Central, under the direction of Rob Fried and a VIP pre-show reception 6:30pm at the gallery. This fundraiser celebrates City Lights, honors 15 City Lights Champions, and will help support City Lights Outreach Programs that serve 5,000 Bridgeport area young people in a collaboration of philanthropic organizations, partners, and a host of teaching artists. More...
Peter Max: The Retrospective

Sat. April 13, 5-8pm
Sun. April 14, 1-3pm
The Geary Gallery

Two gallery receptions celebrating Peter Max: The Retrospective, 1960-2019, featuring the collected works from the studio of America's iconic pop artist. Registration required. More...
Garden Party
A Fairfield Fiber Exhibit

Sat. April 13, 1pm
Easton Library
Artists Reception

In this show by Fairfield Fiber, a group of 13 art quilters expressing themselves through fabric, thread and mixed media, the artists committed to each creating a 20” square interpreting the theme, Garden Party. The results show traditional quilting and piecing techniques, appliqué, collage and a variety of other drawing and surface design methods. More...
Gilbert & Sullivan

Sat. April 13, 2:30pm & 7:30pm
Norwalk Concert Hall

Troupers Light Opera presents Gilbert & Sullivan’s Ruddigore (or, The Witches Curse). “Lovers! Villains! A Sailor... and Ghosts!” Ruddigore gives us some of Sullivan's loveliest music and Gilbert's wittiest dialog. Performed with period costumes and a full orchestra. More...
Béla Fleck & Abigail Washburn 
Echo in the Valley

Sat. April 13, 8pm
Quick Center for the Arts
Fairfield University

The “king and queen of banjo,” who won the 2016 Grammy Award for Best Folk Album, perform music from their second album Echo in the Valley that “ties the many threads of their interests into a work that dazzles without sacrificing a shred of approachability” (NPR). Fleck has won 15 Grammys and has been nominated in more categories than any other instrumentalist in Grammy history. Hear Dolly Curtis interview the performers on "Backstage Buzz," Sunday at 10pm on WPKN 89.5 FM  More...
Stamford Symphony
Russian Passion

Sat. April 13, 8pm
Sun. April 14, 3pm
Palace Theatre - Stamford

The Stamford Symphony presents Leeds International Piano Competition winner, Federico Colli, making his U.S. Orchestral Debut with Tchaikovsky’s Piano Concerto. The orchestra also plays Rachmaninoff Symphony No. 2, with Guest Conductor Vladimir Kulenovic. More...
Chloe Kiffer, violin
Greenwich Symphony 

Sat. April 13, 8pm
Sun. April 14, 4pm
Performing Arts Center
Greenwich High School

The Greenwich Symphony Orchestra plays works by Stravinsky, Coppola and Rimsky-Korsakov, with French violinist Chloé Kiffer playing Dvorak’s Violin Concerto. More...
BIG & small

Sun. April 14, 4pm
Rowayton Arts Center
Opening Reception

This all media juried exhibition features artwork by RAC Exhibiting Members that are BIG (between 40” and 60”) or as small as 12” and under. Artists were invited to think outside the box or into it! Juror is Steve Giovanni. More...
Houses on the Moon Theater Company 

Tues. April 16, 8pm
Quick Center for the Arts
Fairfield University

gUN COUNTRY: A Theatrical Exploration of Firearms in America, tells true stories written, developed, and presented by Houses on the Moon Theater Company with community members whose lives have been touched by gun violence. More...
The London Philharmonic 
James Ehnes, violin

Tues. April 16, 8pm
Palace Theatre

The illustrious London Philharmonic Orchestra makes its Connecticut debut, with conductor Edward Gardner, playing Beethoven’s Egmont Overture, Mahler’s Symphony No. 1, and the Sibelius Violin Concerto, with renowned violinist James Ehnes. More...
Westport Continuing Education
April Vacation Camps

Mon. April 15 - Thurs. April 18
Greens Farms Elementary School

Mon. April 15 - Fri. April 19
Kempo Academy

Westport Continuing Ed offers April Vacation Workshops at Greens Farms Elementary School and Kempo Academy.
At Greens Farms:
Game Time Academy grades K–5
All of your favorite sports and games activities to keep young kids active and engaged! 
Bricks 4 Kidz® Jurassic Brick Land Camp grades K–3
Build a world with a gentle Brontosaurus, a ferocious Velociraptor or a terrifying T. rex!
Mad Science Snap to It: Circuits & Engineering grades 4–5
For thoughtful tinkerers, creative coders, budding builders!

At Kempo Academy:
Games, Games, Games! grades K–2, 3–5 / 8:15–11:30 am
Play the games you love: ninja hockey, dodgeball, samurai baseball, and more.
Kempo Jedi Training Camp grades K–2, 3–5 / 12:00–3:15 pm
Our Jedi fitness exercises and games are designed to strengthen your awareness, agility, and athleticism (AND help you defeat the Dark Side).  More...
A Day with the Masters
Spring Break Camp

Tues. April 16 - Wed. April 17
Darien Arts Center

Grades 1-5 learn about some of the world’s greatest artists that include Picasso, Van Gogh and Da Vinci and create their own mini masterpieces based on the techniques and styles of the masters. Each workshop is $40 and students may register for one or both days. New material is covered at each workshop. More...
Art of Photography
Spring Break Camp

Tues. April 16 - Thurs. April 18
9:30am - 2pm
Quick Center for the Arts
Fairfield University

Campers aged 9 and up will dig into photography in different forms, exploring composition, lighting, and subject matter. They will get to play with portraiture, nature photography, and editorial photography. Participants should bring their own camera. Teacher Kristyn Miller is an award-winning lifestyle and commercial photographer, known for capturing soulful, candid, real-life moments for families, couples, and brands. More...
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