Subject: E-Buzz: Top Picks from FCBuzz Events for May 1 - 7, 2019

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 April 30, 2019
Your Weekly Top Picks from 
FCBuzz Events
The E-Buzz is published each Tuesday by The Cultural Alliance of Fairfield County. It contains a select number of events posted on the FCBuzz Events section of our website for the coming week. We recommend you click the link in the date above for a complete review of this week's arts and cultural events.
Greenwich Arts Council
Art to the Avenue

Thurs. May 2, 5:30pm
Greenwich Avenue

More than 100 artists are hosted by stores along Greenwich Avenue and adjacent streets. Musicians and performers fill the streets, and almost all the stores host receptions for their artists. Maps are available online, showing which artists are in which stores. Stay for an after-party at the Greenwich Arts Council, 7:30-9:30pm with music by Yuri Juarez, an international music ensemble, blending Classical, Jazz, Flamenco, Brazilian, Tango and Afro-Peruvian music influences. More... 
Gay Gatherings: Philip Johnson, David Whitney and the Modern Arts

May 2 - Aug. 15 
The Glass House
New Canaan

This exhibition explores interactions at the Glass House among eight gay men who profoundly shaped 20th-century artistic culture: Philip Johnson and his partner, curator/collector David Whitney, John Cage, Merce Cunningham, Lincoln Kirstein, Jasper Johns, Robert Rauschenberg, and Andy Warhol. Coincident with the 50th anniversary of New York’s Stonewall Uprising in 1969, and the 70th anniversary of the completion of the Glass House in 1949, Gay Gatherings underscores an essential element of the site‘s history that has not been fully presented as part of its public interpretation up to this time. More...
Uncovered - What She Hides

Thurs. May 2, 6pm
1 Main Street
Opening Reception

Opening reception for a month-long pop-up exhibit by nine women, designed as a platform for women artists to show the kind of work that is often edited or hidden. Panel discussion Sun 1pm. More...
Christopher Shore
Fantastic Finds: The Art of the Book

Fri. May 3, 11am
Pequot Library

Join staff from the Pequot Library and from the Center for Contemporary Printmaking for a demonstration of modern printmaking practices and artistry. Christopher Shore, Staff Master Printer at the Center for Contemporary Printmaking, will work with a traveling press to showcase printmaking methods and expand on the themes displayed in the current exhibition, Illumination to Illustration: Art of the BookMore...
Valeria Nascimento

Fri. May 3, 5pm
Heather Gaudio Fine Art
New Canaan
Opening Reception

This exhibition combines the artist’s delicate porcelain sculptures, capturing the beauty and ephemerality of Nature, with two large-scale installations: an explosion of hibiscus blossoms in white and grey hues, gracing an entire 100-foot gallery wall; and “Rainforest,” an immersive hanging mobile installation, transforming the gallery space into an environment with suspended petals, flowers, seeds, branches and other natural forms. More..
art + identity, an international view

Fri. May 3, 6pm
browngrotta arts

Tom Grotta and Rhonda Brown invite you to a benefit private tour of their exhibit featuring more than 100 artworks by 50 of the finest fiber artists across the globe. Enjoy cocktails, canapés, conversation and a private viewing of this exquisite show. All proceeds, including tickets and 10% of sales, will benefit Our Woven Community, a program of Bridgeport’s Burroughs Community Center and the Connecticut Institute for Refugees and Immigrants (CIRI), two local non-profits providing legal, economic, linguistic and social assistance to refugees and immigrants, helping them to become thriving members of the community. More...
Spring Fling

Fri. May 3, 6pm
Stamford Arts Association
Opening Reception

This multimedia exhibition of the work of 40 artists celebrating the season was juried by Lisa Morielli. More...
Bernstein Concert Series
Trio Solisti

Fri. May 3, 8pm
Westport Arts Center

Continuing its Leonard Bernstein Concert Series, the Westport Arts Center presents Trio Solisti, named "the most exciting piano trio in America” by The New Yorker, playing Beethoven, Brahms, Copland and Bernstein. More...
Artists Collective of Westport
Art Studio Tour 

Sat. May 4, 10am - 5pm
Tavern on Main

Tour the studios of ten members of the Artists Collective, starting with a brunch buffet at Tavern on Main, where you can pick up a map and then onto the studios in Westport, Norwalk, Weston and Fairfield. Studios are as different as the artists and the work they create, and guests are encouraged to ask questions and explore why and how the artists create what they do. More...
Connecticut Trust
Open House Talk 

Sat. May 4, 11am
Abraham Benson House

Built after 1779, when the previous house was burned down by the British, and occupied by the same family since 1812, this well-preserved merchant’s house is protected from demolition or exterior alterations, but is vulnerable to inappropriate interior changes. Explore its architecture, hear its history and help find a committed steward! More...
Sweet Spring 
Open House

Sat. May 4, 11am
Wakeman Town Farm

Celebrate the gaiety and greening of the season at this free open house where you can enjoy enviro exhibitors, kids’ crafts, a scavenger hunt, wee ones' story time, meet the animals, Dough Girls Pizza, sheep shearing, and dancing around the Maypole! Plus - celebrate AJ the alpaca’s 16th birthday! More...
Kristen Graves
Pete Seeger Sing-Along

Sat. May 4, 3pm
Fairfield Public Library

Fairfield folk singer and former Connecticut State Troubadour, Kristen Graves helps celebrate Pete Seeger's centenary with a sing-along of some of his most popular songs, such as “Where Have All the Flowers Gone”, “If I Had a Hammer”, and “Turn, Turn, Turn.” Folk/pop singer, songwriter and humanitarian, Kristin has sung on stage with Seeger as well as with Harry Belafonte, Peter Yarrow, Rusted Root, Holly Near, Dar Williams, and many more. More...
Wayne Brady

Sat. May 4, 8pm
Ridgefield Playhouse

A night of improvisational comedy and music from this multi-talented, six-time Emmy Award-winner and Grammy Award-nominee. After getting his big break on first the British, then the ABC version of “Whose Life Is It Anyway?”, Brady’s name became synonymous with off-the-cuff brilliance. He recently wrapped a three-month run as Aaron Burr in Hamilton in Chicago. More...
Ranky Tanky
First Gullah Get Down

Sat. May 4, 7pm
Quick Center for the Arts
Fairfield University

This native South Carolinian band broke onto the scene with their 2017 debut album and a name that derives from the Gullah phrase for “work it” or “get down.” They will have the audience swinging hips and nodding heads, transforming the hymns, party anthems, and songs of the Gullah Islands into infectiously rocking numbers. More...
Arts Immersion Salon:

Sun. May 5, 3pm
Beechwood Arts & Innovation

Explore the meaning of Journeys, through music, painting, sculpture, performance, film and culinary arts, at Beechwood's Spring 2019 Arts Immersive Salon, featuring musicians Chris Coogan, Karl Schulz, Frederic Chiu, Dr. Tiffany Jackson (The Necessary Diva), body painter Alicia Cobb, magician, photographer, master ceramicist David Culton, and the work of 28 visual artists.   More...
Music on the Hill
French Baroque

Sun. May 5, 3pm
Wilton Presbyterian Church

Music on the Hill presents rarely performed choral works by French Baroque composer Marc Antoine Charpentier. The choirs will be joined by organ, trumpets, strings and timpani in music inspired by the gardens and buildings of Versailles. More...
Diane Pollack: 
Primordial Rituals Redux

Sun. May 5, 3pm

These works on paper by Cultural Alliance member Diane Pollack celebrate dance as ritual and celebration throughout history. Diane stitches, and uses collage and markers on paper to emphasize the rhythm of her subjects. More...
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