Subject: E-Buzz: Top Picks from FCBuzz Events for Jan. 6 - 12, 2021

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January 5, 2021
Your Weekly Top Picks from 
Jan. 6-12, 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.
Many sincere thanks to all of you who supported our annual end-of-year appeal. Your support is much appreciated.
Webinar: Women & American Sound

Wed. Jan. 6, 7pm
Norwalk Youth Symphony

The first in a new series of webinars geared for adults and young musicians. Music educator Sigrid Karlstrom explores the 20th century’s fascination with an “American Sound” in classical music. Hear how it evolved from imitation of a German Romantic style to a more avante garde and modernist aesthetic, one in which women composers were beginning to emerge and take their place in the movement. More...
Storytelling Exchange: Nina Lesiga

Thurs. Jan. 7, 7pm
Bridgeport Art Trail

A free monthly exchange, the first Thursday of every month, facilitated by local storyteller, Nina Lesiga. Designed both for beginners and experienced storytellers, the exchange will invite you to dive right in and share a story, part of a story, a story idea or just listen. Test out a piece and receive help developing it. More...
IMAX Film Finale

Thurs. through Sunday
Maritime Aquarium at Norwalk
IMAX Theater

Continuing its celebration of Connecticut’s largest IMAX Theater before it is demolished later this year, the Aquarium is showing more fan-favorite 45-minute films on the giant screen including Lewis & Clark: Great Journey West, The Alps, Grand Canyon Adventure, A Beautiful Planet, Titanica, and National Parks Adventure. More...
Jimmy Carter - Rock & Roll President

Fri. Jan. 8, 7:30pm
Ridgefield Playhouse

A documentary that charts the mostly forgotten story of how Carter forged a tight bond with musicians like Willie Nelson, the Allman Brothers, Bob Dylan. Relying on support from these artists to give him a crucial boost in the Democratic primaries, once elected, Carter had them as frequent guests in the White House. More...
Summer Music Showcase

Sat. Jan. 9, 12pm
Greater CT Youth Orchestra

Hear presentations by some of the most well-known residential summer music programs for young musicians across the country and then choose which ones you’d like to learn more about in individual breakout rooms. Many programs offer scholarships. More...
See Through Me: Liz Grady

Opening Sat. Jan. 9, 6pm
MAD Lab Gallery

The opening of an exhibition by photographer Liz Grady. Growing up in the N.Y. suburbs, Grady spent five years in art school in California, and working in LA, before returning East, interning and then working for Annie Leibowitz, which gave her a whole new way of looking. Social distancing requires reservations in one-hour blocks. More...
New Member Show

Opening Sat. Jan. 9
Stamford Art Association

Presenting a show that includes multimedia work by seven new members – Elizabeth Katz, Barbara Mathis, Stacy Sinapi, Elena Roman de Soto, Valentina Valliant, Marc Vandemeer, and Tracy Visceglia. Each new member brings a different style, technique and medium to the roster of member artists. More...
Webinar Series: Practice Techniques for String Players

Sun. Jan. 10, 2pm
Norwalk Youth Symphony
Continuing its new webinar series with NYS Conductor Rafael Videira, who will include both a lecture/discussion and a “workshop” to share efficient practicing techniques. A follow-up will be scheduled to review and assess students’ progress. More... 
 The Work Must Be Done: Women of Color & the Right to Vote 

Sun. Jan. 10, 3pm
Ridgefield Historical Society
Hosting a Connecticut Historical Society program inspired by the words of notable African American reformer and political activist, Mary Townsend Seymour, Professor Brittney Yancy, of Goodwin University. Karen Li Miller, Research Historian at the Connecticut Historical Society, will raise up the stories of women such as Mrs. Seymour, Rose Payton, Minnie Glover, Sarah Brown Flemming, and others. More... 
Joy Bush
Abstractions: Shadows & Runes

Jan. 11 through March 26
Gallery at Still River Editions
Presenting an exhibition of photographs by Joy Bush, in the gallery and online. Shadows & Runes are sometimes the signs and portents that form on pavement and on walls. The cracks, shadows, and stains converge, and through the artist’s lens, make us look at old surfaces with new eyes. More... 
The Moving Body

Mon. Jan. 11, 10am
Adelka Polak
The first in a series of Monday movement and fitness workshops for creative people. Polak, the director of Sova Dance & Puppet Theater, shares moving stretches to get your blood flowing, to inspire creativity and joy, as we isolate together, and start the week off right. More... 
Spotlight on Arts & Culture:
How 2020 Changed the Face of Arts & Culture Funding

Mon. Jan. 11, 12pm
WPKN, 89.5FM
Hear how the intertwined crises of 2020 were changing some of the ways funding decisions were made and discover some new funders on the scene and new ways they are distributing funding. Featuring Elizabeth ShapiroFrank Mitchell, Jacqueline Coleman, Michael Van Leesten, and Abe Hilding-Salorio.  More... 
Art History for Travelers

From Monday Jan. 11
Greenwich Art Society
As part of its winter season of classes, this lecture class is for armchair travelers, those who want to relive the joys of a past trip or those planning one in the future. Each class explores a different country and their essential contributions to art history, including France, Italy, Greece, Spain the Netherlands and the U.K. More... 
Focus on Fiction: A Winter Writing Series

Jan 11 through March 15
Norwalk Public Library
Author and writing teacher, Kim Kovach, shares how to create unique characters and interest-ing stories in this 10-week adult writing program. More... 
Winter 2021 Art Classes

Jan. 11 through March 27
Silvermine School of Art
Offering scores of new in-person and online classes in painting, drawing, wood-working, ceramics, metal, sculpture, printmaking, glass flameworking, and much more, for adults and young people. More... 
Ridgefield's Radical, Alice Paul

Tues. Jan. 12, 11am
Keeler Tavern Museum & History Center
Partnering with the League of Women Voters of Ridgefield to celebrate Alice Paul Day, a celebration of the 30-year Ridgefield resident, who led the fight to earn the right for women to vote and was a champion of equal rights for women through much of the 20th century. More... 
Presidential Trappings: First Ladies, Inaugurations, Libraries, and Ballot Design

Tues. Jan. 12, 7pm
New Canaan Library & New Canaan Museum and Historical Society
This series continues with “The History of Inaugurations,” a discussion by UConn Professor Ronald Schurin, in which he will examine the four categories that our 62 inaugurations fit into—ritual of orderly transition, moment of reassurance, sign of dramatic change—or something else? More... 
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