Subject: E-Buzz: Top Picks from FCBuzz Events for Feb. 17-23, 2021

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February 16, 2021
Your Weekly Top Picks from 
Feb. 17-23, 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. 
Click Here for the complete compilation of events during this period.
Black History Month Interviews
Now on Soundcloud 

Beyond Black History Month
Claude Desir, Jr.

Two Black History Month interviews on WPKN 89.5FM are now available as podcasts on Soundcloud. The February "Spotlight" interview with representatives from six organizations speaking about Black History Month events and the importance of "Going Beyond Black History Month" is available here. David Green's guest interview on the GM Report with Claude Desir Jr about his exhibition at City Lights Gallery, "sometimes i don't feel like I'm really here" is available here.  More... 
Vibrant Earth: Art by Ken Elliott

Through Feb 26
Sorelle Gallery
Ken Elliott is a Colorado-based artist who creates vibrant, colorful paintings of abstract forest-scapes, mountain-scapes, and more. A widely collected artist, his work emphasizes the balance of vibrant, exaggerated colors and light in nature. All featured artwork is available for purchase and are on view during regular gallery hours of 11am - 6pm Wednesday - Sunday. More... 
Silvermine Guild
New Member Exhibition

Through March 13
Silvermine Arts Center
New Canaan
Welcoming 38 new members into its Guild of Artists in an exhibition of their work. Members have work in museums and private collections and their practices are innovative, sometimes experimental or conceptual, and always expand the boundaries of what contemporary art can be. Congratulations to Cultural Alliance member artists in the show: Alder Crocker, Susan Fehlinger, Heide Follin, Jennifer Moné Hill, David Marchi, Fruma Markowitz and Jarvis WilcoxMore...
The Aldrich Care Box

Through Dec. 31
Aldrich Contemporary Art Museum
year-long traveling exhibition unbound to a physical space. Five artists: Ilana Harris-Babou, Clarity Haynes, Athena LaTocha, Curtis Talwst Santiago, and James Allister Sprang were commissioned by the Director of Education and the Senior Curator to create a series of objects that examine themes of care, grief, intimacy, and healing through a diversity of materials, methods, and approaches. The Aldrich Care Boxes are available for loan out to the public. More...
Michael Ciavaglia:
Russian Opera-ganda

Wed. Feb. 17, 1pm
Quick Center for the Arts
Fairfield University
Russian Opera-ganda: an exploration of three Russian operas (Glinka’s A Life for the Tsar, Tchaikovsky’s Oprichnick, and Mussorgsky’s Boris Godunov), plus Prokofiev’s score to Eisenstein’s film, Alexander Nevsky, focusing on how art and nationalism interact. More...
Visual Art in Punching the Air

Wed. Feb. 17, 6:30pm
Fairfield Public Library

Art historian Rhonda Reymond speaks on “Remix & Metamorphosis: Visual Art in Punching the Air,” by Ibi Zoboi and Yusef Salaam, Fairfield's One Book One Town selection. Reymond will discuss the many references in this powerful novel-in-verse about a black teenager wrongfully incarcerated, to art movements, artists, and specific works of art, and consider the transformative remix strategy employed by Shahid, the main character, with examples by contemporary Black artists in the U.S. More...
How the House was Built 

Wed. Feb. 17, 7pm
Fairfield Museum & History Center

Fairfield Yubantu joins with Fairfield University professor, author and Cultural Alliance member Sonya Huber speaking on Housing Disparity and how the history of redlining contributes to the homogeneity of the Town of Fairfield today. More...
Peace & Paint

Wed. Feb. 17, 7pm

Poet and healer Tayler Samantha and painter Evan Bieder continue their monthly in-person guided meditation and group painting class, focusing on form. Participants will create a self-portrait, in a state of meditation. All materials provided. More... 
The Art of the Discovery: Post War Selections

Thurs. Feb. 18, 4pm
Hollis Taggart
Opening reception for a group exhibition featuring works by 21 Post-War Artists with a focus on the development of Abstract Expressionism and its continued influence throughout the second half of the 20th century. Showcasing some familiar icons, such as Hofmann, Pousette-Dart, and Stamos, the exhibit spotlights works by influential artists that defined the era including James Brooks, Nell Blaine, Audrey Flack, Peter Halley, and more. More... 
Virtual Talk: Honoring the Silent

Thurs. Feb. 18, 5:30pm
Norwalk Historical Society
Documenting African American and Native American History in Connecticut. This double lecture features Dennis Culliton, founder and executive director of the Witness Stones Project and Dr. Katherine A. Hermes of the influential project “Uncovering Their History: Africans, African Americans and Native Americans in Hartford’s Ancient Burying Ground, 1640 – 1815.” More... 
Virtual Book Talk: James Prosek & Chris Frantz

Thurs. Feb. 18, 7pm
Fairfield University Bookstore

A live, virtual, double conversation with Artist/Naturalist, and co-founder and drummer of the Talking Heads as they discuss their latest books. Often compared with Audubon, the artist James Prosek will discuss his book Art, Artifact, Artifice, about his current exhibit at the Yale University Art Gallery and his thinking about art, language and the environment. Chris Frantz’s memoir, Remain In Love, praised by Billboard, Rolling Stone and others, follows the Talking Heads journey from RISD to CBGB’s and the world as well as his own Tom Tom Club and his collaboration with his wife, bassist Tina Weymouth. More...
2021 Fitch Colloquium: The Art of Preservation - BIPOC Artists, Built Heritage & Legacies of Racial Inequity and Injustice.

Fri. Feb. 19, 12pm
The Glass House
This panel discussion explores the impact on BIPOC artists, of built heritage and the legacies of racial inequity and historical injustices. In recent years, many BIPOC artists have worked with built heritage to take up the legacies of racial inequities and historical injustices, as central themes in their work. Artists confront, challenge, or reframe the role of heritage in society. What will the future of preservation look like as art becomes more central in the profession? The 2021 Fitch Colloquium will explore this intersection of art and preservation. More... 
Sing to Freedom: The Power of Spirituals

Sat. Feb. 20, 9:30am
Greenwich Choral Society
Presenting a special program, featuring Edward Pleasant: Singer, Recording Artist, Minister of Music and Temple Choir Director. Edward will explore the tradition of Spirituals from the African American experience, often seen as songs of inspiration but overlooked as songs of political protest. More... 
Maple Syrup Operation

Sat. Feb. 20, 2:30pm
Stamford Museum & Nature Center

Join the annual behind-the-scenes look at making maple syrup. Help to collect the sap run of the day, see how much syrup has been made so far for the season and how you go from sap to syrup. There’s also a maple syrup taste test challenge and as a reward for all the hard work—ice cream with maple syrup! More... 

Sat. & Sun. 4pm
Mildford Arts Center

A marathon virtual fundraising event with performers, musicians, actors, dancers, artwork, activities, and more featuring AmyLynn & the Honeymen, Alexis P Suter, Chris Coogan, Paige Turner, Michael McAssey, Isabella Mendez, Hitch & the Giddyap, Deadgrass, Meadows Brothers, Sally Mayes, Marcus Goldhaber and more. More... 
Virtual Conversation: 
Yuga Cohler & Stefan Jackiw

Sat. Feb. 20, 5pm
Ridgefield Symphony Orchestra

Join a virtual conversation with RSO Music Director and internationally renowned violinist Stefan Jackiw, scheduled to be a soloist with the RSO during the 2021-22 season. He and Yuga will discuss classical music, Stefan's musical response to this period without live musical performance, how culture influences music and how it has influenced their careers. You will also hear Stefan play. More... 
Sophie B. Hawkins

Sun. Feb. 21, 4pm & 8pm
The Ridgefield Playhouse
Live & Live-Streamed

Experience Grammy Award-Nominee and six-time New York Music Award and ASCAP Award winner. Bursting onto the scene with her 1992 platinum album, Tongues and Tails, Sophie won a Best New Artist Grammy nomination. Her second album, Whaler, included the hit song “As I Lay Me Down,” the longest-running hit single on the Billboard charts at the time and now has five Top 40 hits under her belt. More... 
Cristina Beltrán: Celebrating the Legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King

Mon. Feb. 22, 7pm
Fairfield University
Presenting a week of programming including its 2021 Convocation. Cristina Beltrán, an NYU political theorist working on Latinx and U.S. ethnic/racial politics, feminist and queer theory discusses her book, "The Trouble with Unity: Latino Politics and the Creation of Identity," (Oxford University Press, 2010), which received numerous awards, and her new book, "Cruelty as Citizenship: How Migrant Suffering Sustains White Democracy," has just been published. More... 
The Art and Science of Snowflakes

Tues. Feb. 23, 7pm
The Bruce Museum
A virtual presentation by photographer Don Komarechka and physicist Kenneth Libbrecht on the art and science behind one of winter’s most elegant creations. More... 
Virtual Book Talk: David Pogue

Tues. Feb. 23, 7pm
Westport Library
Local author discusses his latest book, "How to Prepare for Climate Change." In the book he walks readers through what to grow, what to eat, how to build, how to insure, where to invest, how to prepare your children and pets, and even where to consider re-locating when the time comes.
David Pogue is the host of 20 science specials on PBS NOVA, a five-time Emmy Award-winning technology and science correspondent for CBS Sunday Morning, and a New York Times bestselling author. A first-rate speaker, guaranteed to raise a laugh.
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