Subject: E-Buzz: Top Picks from FCBuzz Events for Feb. 10 - 16, 2021

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February 9, 2021
Your Weekly Top Picks from 
Feb. 10-16, 2021
The best guide to arts and culture 
in Fairfield County
  The E-Buzz is published each Tuesday by The Cultural Alliance of Fairfield CountyThe E-Buzz is a selection from the events posted by our members onto the FCBuzz Events section of our website for the coming week. 
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Open MINDS Institute: Rebekah Beaulieu

Wed. Feb. 10, 1pm
Quick Center for the Arts
Presenting a virtual lecture on Discovering the Home of American Impressionism: Inside the Florence Griswold Museum. Best known as the original site of the Lyme Art Colony at the turn of the 20th century, the the Florence Griswold Museum is a vibrant site with its 1817 Georgian-style historic home, modern art galleries, and a lush 12-acre landscape. More... 
Virtual Lecture -Marsden Hartley: Painter of Birds

Wed. Feb. 10, 6pm
Fairfield University Art Museum
Jonathan Weinberg, Artist and Professor at Yale University School of Art and the Rhode Island School of Design, will give a virtual lecture as part of the museum’s exhibition Birds of the Northeast: Gulls to Great Auks. Reservations Requested. More...
State of Art: Cinema

Wed. Feb. 11, 7pm
Avon Theatre Film Center
A virtual panel discussion moderated by The Avon's Director of Film Programming, Adam Birnbaum, with a group of industry experts exploring the current state of the movie business, as movie theaters face steep competition from the many video streaming platforms. Representatives include those from Magnolia Pictures, Neon; and Michael Tuckman Media. Free, but registration required. More...
Scholarly Lecture Series: Connecticut Creativity

Thur. Feb. 11, 5pm
Wilton Library & Wilton Historical Society
As part of their 14-year collaboration, presenting the first in a five-part series: In “Charles Ives and the American Music Identity.” Musicologist and music theorist Dr. Gil Harel will discuss how this seminal American composer with his pioneering work with polytonality, polyrhythm, tone clusters, aleatory elements and more has cemented his place in the musical canon and created an American Music Identity. Free, but reservations required. More...
Love Notes

Thurs. Feb. 11, 7pm
Greenwich Library

In collaboration with the Rye Arts Center, presenting Play With Your Food’s virtual performance of irresistible one-act plays, stories, and poems in celebration of Valentine's Day. More...
Botticelli: Florence and the Medici

Thurs. Feb. 11, 7pm
Ridgefield Playhouse

Screening a Great Art on Film presentation in which you can rediscover Florence and its art work-shops through Botticelli’s life, collaborations, challenges and successes, all happening under the wing of his patron Lorenzo de Medici. After Lorenzo’s death, Botticelli went into a downward spiral and his work was forgotten for over three centuries, until its rediscovery by the Pre-Raphaelites in the 19th century. More...
Orin Grossman - From Ragtime to Stride: American Music Comes of Age

Fri. Feb. 12, 4pm

Presenting a lecture-performance. Starting with America’s first great musical craze Ragtime and its greatest composer, Scott Joplin, Professor Grossman traces the rag-time style from its beginnings to the faster, more complex piano style of “novelty piano,” heard in the music of Zez Confrey and George Gershwin. Hear rags by Scott Joplin, Zez Confrey’s spectacular “novelty piano” piece “Kitten on the Keys,” and a number of Gershwin’s most beloved songs in his own stride-influenced arrangements. More... 
Jill Nichols
Painting Class: Water

Sat. Feb. 13, 10am
Jill Nichols
Cultural Alliance member and acclaimed artist, Jill Nichols offers an online class on painting water. How do you effectively create the effect of water in oil paint? Water reflects, has depth and qualities unto itself, changing with the light and weather. Jill will demonstrate several different water effects, and students will have the opportunity to use their new found techniques, receiving real-time feedback. More... 
Online Master Class: Rachel Barton Pine

Sat. Feb. 13, 10:30am
Suzuki Music School
Witness an online Master Class with acclaimed concert violinist, recording artist, educator, and philanthropist, as she works with four outstanding Suzuki Music Schools students. More... 
Exhibit: Welkom to Amsterdam et Vienna

Saturday through March 13
Stamford Art Association

A two-person virtual exhibit featuring paintings and monoprints by Gayle Gleckler and Tony Woolner. In addition to being working artists, Gayle is a brand and marketing executive, writer, and film producer and Tony is an award winning architect. They have worked and shared their artwork together for the past 10 years. More...
Stratford's Love Connections

Sun. Feb. 14, 1pm
StationHouse Restaurant & Bar
Learn about the history of Valentine’s Day, Stratford’s Love Connections and the history behind them, from the Stratford Historical Society’s presenters Mary Ann Vlahac and David Wright. Enjoy lunch and a beverage while listening and learning. More... 
Funny How It Happens: A Valentine's Day Celebration

Sun. Feb. 14, 4pm & 8pm
Ridgefield Playhouse
Live & Live-Streamed
Kelli Barrett & Jarrod Spector present an intimate look at the uncanny parallels and fortuitous make-it-or-break-it moments throughout their careers and friendship that eventually brought them together. Seating at the live event is limited to 100 people per performance and everyone will receive a free glass of champagne. More... 
Claude Desir Jr.
sometimes i feel like I'm not really here

Through March 14, 1-4pm
City Lights Gallery
Bridgeport +
Mon. Feb. 15, 12pm
Interview on WPKN The GM Report

In paintings, drawing and clothing designs, Claude Desir jr. reappropriates derogatory stereotypes that for centuries have characterized Black people in the Americas and Europe. His form is a precise articulation of composition, symbolism, shape, color, line, and content, inspired by black artists of the 70s and 80s, Kerry James Marshall and Michael Ray Charles, who reclaim the black face caricature found in popular culture and Antebellum Black Americana. The exhibit is contextualized by a companion show with work by Iyaba Ibo Mandingo and Gerald Moore. Also: on Mon. Feb. 15, catch an interview by David Green with the artists and others on WPKN 89.5FM with Steve di Costanzo on the GM Report.  More... 
Virtual Poetry Playshop: 
Mood and Muse

Tues. Feb. 16, 4pm
Aldrich Contemporary Art Museum

Ridgefield’s Poet Laureate and Aldrich Art Museum Educator, Barb Jennes, presents a playshop, in which she leads an inter-generational group in discussing the mood-changing power of art in the Museum’s current exhibitions. Participants will then write a series of poems aimed at altering readers’ internal temperature. No previous poetry-writing experience necessary; all ages welcome. More... 
History & Future of Visual Effects and Animation: Alison Kellom

Tues. Feb. 16, 7pm
Art Alliance of Stratford
A virtual discussion on VFX/Animation by Master Drawer, whose training led to a career in feature films and video games, working with Disney, Warner Bros. and 2K Games. More... 
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