Subject: E-Buzz: Top Picks from FCBuzz Events for Jan. 20-26, 2021

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January 19, 2021
Your Weekly Top Picks from 
Jan. 20-26, 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 a complete selection of events during this period.
Interview with Layla F. Saad
Me and White Supremacy

Recording Available 
Through Thurs Jan. 21
Westport Library

The Westport Library, The Westport Country Playhouse, TEAM Westport, The Westport/Weston Interfaith Council and the Westport/Weston Interfaith Clergy celebrate the work and legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. with a conversation with Layla F. Saad. TEAM Westport’s Bernicestine McLeod Bailey interviews Ms. Saad, celebrated author of the groundbreaking book Me and White Supremacy.  Recording available here.  More...
Peace & Paint Workshop

Wed. Jan. 20, 7pm

In this first in a series of workshops, participants will engage in a group meditation and group paint, based around the theme of color, led by poet and healer Tayler Samantha, and painter Evan Bieder. All materials will be provided. More...

Wed. & Thurs., 7pm
Avon Theatre Film Center

View a new documentary from award-winning director Sam Pollard, that lays out a detailed account of the FBI surveillance that dogged King’s activism throughout the ’50s and ’60s, fueled by the racist and red-baiting paranoia of J. Edgar Hoover. More...
Paint a Masterpiece in a Day

Wed. Jan. 20, 7pm
Westport Continuing Education

The first in a series of six online sessions for anyone with an interest in painting with acrylics, no experience required! In each session, explore and recreate a different masterpiece from artists such as Van Gogh, Klimt, and Monet. Students will learn how to mix paint colors to uncover their personal color palette. The goal is to relax and enjoy the process of self-discovery while replicating the “impression” of a masterpiece, rather than making a duplicate. More...
Taggart Time: Meet Artist Thomas Agrinier

Thurs. Jan. 21, 5pm
Hollis Taggart Gallery
Instagram Live
Tune in for a conversation between Hollis Taggart's Director of Contemporary Art, Paul Efstathiou, and artist Thomas Agrinier, in Paris, whose paintings are currently on view though Feb. 6 in the three-person exhibition A Way of Feeling at Hollis Taggart’s Southport Gallery. More... 
Birds of the Northeast: Gulls to Great Auks

Thurs. Jan. 21, 6pm
Fairfield University Art Museum

Virtual Opening Night Lecture by Fairfield University Professor of Biology Brian Walker. The new exhibit features paintings, sculpture, prints, drawings, photographs, and natural history specimens from the early 19th century to today, complementing the installation on campus of Todd McGrain’s The Lost Bird Project - five monumental sculptures created as a public memorial to birds driven to extinction in modern times. More...
Virtual Artists Talk:
Impractical Labor in Service of the Speculative Arts

Thurs. Jan. 21, 6:30pm
Aldrich Contemporary Art Museum
This participatory mail art ballot project consists of 100 reflections on the year 2020 and the presidential election, submitted on custom-designed letterpress ballots from the artists Bridget Elmer and Emily Larned. The artists will be joined by Exhibitions Director Richard Klein and Director of Education Namulen Bayarsaihan in this online discussion. This project and the submitted ballots are on view at The Aldrich, in concurrence with the exhibit Twenty Twenty. More... 
Animal Anatomy and Quick Sketch

Thurs. Jan. 21, 7pm
Arts Alliance of Stratford
The first in a series of six online drawing classes. A fast paced, gesture drawing class including discussion of basic anatomy and drawing techniques specific to certain animal groups. The instructor, Alison Kellom is a Master Drawer, a classically Trained artist in Old Master Technique at the Atelier School of Classical Realism in Oakland, CA. More... 
New Works/New Voices: 
Me and White Supremacy

Thurs Jan. 21, 7pm
Westport Country Playhouse
An evening of original work written in response to Layla F. Saad’s influential book. Locally-based theater artists Gracy Brown, Tenisi Davis, Tamika Pettway and Terrence Riggins continue Dr. King’s legacy through four new monologues, recorded on stage at the Playhouse. More... 
Michael Cramer
"Italian Cinema of the '60s" 

Thurs. Jan. 21, 7pm
New Canaan Library
Online series of lectures continues with Sarah Lawrence Professor of Film History, Michael Cramer, discussing and showing examples of “Italian Cinema of the 1960s.” Although Italian cinema first gained international notoriety with neorealist films such as Open City and Bicycle Thieves, released after WWII, it reached its greatest commercial and artistic heights in the early 1960s. Reservations Required.  More... 
Art & Music Webinars: The Fascinating Life of Alma Mahler 

Thurs. Jan. 21, 8pm
Norwalk Youth Symphony
Join Music Director Jonathan Yates and his sister, art historian Carolyn Yates, for a portrait of one of the most influential figures in early 20th-century Vienna - married to Gustav Mahler, architect Walter Gropius, and writer Franz Werfel and in romantic liaisons with painters Gustav Klimt and Oskar Kokoschka and composer Alexander Zemlinsky.  More... 

Jan. 21 through March 18
Milford Arts Center

In collaboration with the Beth-El Center, MAC opens its online exhibit “Home” in which member artists express their perspective of “home” (vast or intimate; place or object; person or memory; etc) as well as to shed light on our most vulnerable…the homeless community. More... 
Dr. Kris Sealey: 
"Creolizing the Nation"

Fri. Jan. 22, 5pm
Westport Museum for History and Culture
The Museum's Friday Chats series continues with a live conversation with Dr. Kris Sealey, Director of the Black Studies Program at Fairfield University, on her recent book Creolizing the Nation: Nationalism and Caribbean Philosophy. Dr. Sealey offers the concept of creolization as a way to think about the nation in a way that deploys its political and cultural apparatus in order to imagine more just communities. More... 
Martin Kline: Allover Paintings

Sat. Jan. 23, 10:30am - 5:30pm
Heather Gaudio Fine Art
New Canaan

Opening of a new exhibition, running through March 6. Over his career, Kline has examined systems of historicism and presentation, creating bodies of works in series, each with their distinctive visual language. As he has said, there comes a point when an artist “cannot escape Jackson Pollock,” and for this exhibition, Kline pre-sents his newest group of paintings titled “Allover,” inspired by the drip technique Pollock used in the painting “Dream of Pollock (for Kirk Varnedoe)” back in 2007. More... 
Gala Benefit: Meant for More

Sat. Jan. 23, 7pm
Concordia Conservatory
Inspired by the book of the same name by Concordia President Rev. John A. Nunes, as a livestream from Concordia College, New York. feature a cabaret with Broadway great Sierra Boggess, and chamber music selections by Dvorak, Brahms and George Walker. The benefit will support Concordia Conservatory’s Stamford campus and many of its programs. More... 

Sat. Jan. 23, 7:30pm
Ridgefield Playhouse
Showing the National Theatre of London’s “Encore in HD” presentation of Simon Woods play, a witty and devastating portrait of the British governing class, starring Lindsay Duncan and Alex Jennings. More... 
Pillow Concert: Amy Yang  

Sun. Jan. 24, 3pm
Suzuki Music School of Westport
A series for young people with an online recital by pianist Amy Yang, hailed by The Washington Post as a “jaw-dropping pianist who steals the show…with effortless finesse.” More... 
World Affairs Forum: Great Decisions

Mon. Jan. 25, 7:30pm
Mark Twain Library
Discussion Group kicks of its eight-session course, designed by the Foreign Policy Association, with "Global Supply Chains and U.S. National Security." More... 
Winter 2021 Theatre Arts Classes

Jan. 25, through Feb. 11
Curtain Call
Online and In Person
Acting Out In-Person and Online! open. For 30 years, Stamford’s longest-running, and only nonprofit, theatre-producing company has offered opportunities for kids five and up, teens, and adults to ACT OUT after school, evenings, and weekends in classes for stage acting, TV and film acting, improv, musical theatre, dance, audition technique AND MORE! Following strict safety guidelines. More... 
Jeffrey Tambor: Scene-Study Class 

Registration Deadline: Mon. Jan. 25
Tuesdays, 7-10pm
Ridgefield Playhouse
Monday is the deadline for registering for this eight-session Zoom class, scheduled for Tuesdays 7-10pm. Tambor is the Golden Globe and Emmy Award winning actor from “The Larry Sanders Show,” “Arrested Development,” “Transparent” and more. More... 
The Art of Ballot Design Throughout History 

Tues. Jan. 26, 7pm
New Canaan Library
"Presidential Trappings” is the last in a series of online lectures by Alicia Yin Cheng, founding partner of MGMT. design and author of “This is What Democracy Looked Like: A Visual History of the Printed Ballot,” that examines the unregulated, ornate, and at times absurd designs of ballots from the 19th and early 20th centuries. More... 
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