Subject: E-Buzz: Top Picks from FCBuzz Events for Sept. 4-10, 2019

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 September 3, 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.
Nathaniel Kahn
The Price of Everything

Wed. Sept. 4, 6:30pm
Bruce Museum

With unprecedented access to pivotal artists and the white-hot market surrounding them, Nathaniel Kahn dives deep into the contemporary art world, holding a mirror up to our values and our times. More...
Bruce Museums Presents...
Generation ♀: How Contemporary Women Artists Are Re-Shaping Today’s Art World

Thurs. Sept. 5, 6pm
Bruce Museum

First in this new series featuring thought leaders in the fields of art and science is a discussion moderated by Jennifer Stockman, producer of The Price of Everything, with four major women artists: painter and sculptor Nicole Eisenman; conceptual visual artist Lin Jingjing; painter and sculptor Paula Poons; and photographer and filmmaker Laurie SimmonsMore...
Mari Rantanen and 
Kirsten Reynolds:
Close to the Line 

Thurs. Sept. 5, 5:30pm
Housatonic Museum of Art
Opening Reception

The Housatonic Museum of Art re-opens, after a year of flood remediation, with this investigation into geometric abstraction through a performative lens -- with brightly painted canvasses and sculptural installations that reconsider the history of twentieth-century geometric abstraction, its evolution, and its place in the twenty-first century. More...
Katelyn Alain, 
Vision and Metaphor: 
She Took the Helm

Thurs. Sept. 5, 6pm
New Canaan Library
Opening Reception

An exhibit of new work by this New York painter who draws on historical paintings and contemporary images, responding to our current uneasiness, and often showing children isolated on the water, yet heroically in charge of their destiny. Artist talk at 6:30pm. More...
Joyce Grasso
Coastal Expressions

Thurs. Sept. 5, 6:30pm
Pequot Library
Opening Reception

An exhibition of the abstract seascapes of Cultural Alliance artist member Joyce Grasso, winner of the Pequot’s 2018 exhibit, Wet Paint: Art Fresh from the Studio. Joyce will give a gallery talk during the opening reception. More...
The Fairfield Counts

Thurs. Sept. 5, 7pm
Ballard Park

Kicking off Ridgefield’s 4-day Jazz, Funk and Blues Festival, this 18-piece swing band plays the music of the big jazz bands of the 30’s and 40s: Artie Shaw, Duke Ellington and more. More...
Ike Sturm

Fri. Sept. 6, 3pm
Aldrich Museum

The Ridgefield Jazz, Funk & Blues Festival continues with bassist Ike Sturm, Music Director for the Jazz Ministry at Manhattan’s St. Peter’s Church, whose Jazz Mass was named among the “Best CDs of the Year” in 2009. More...
Julie Leff &
Karen Kalkstein: 
Natural Expressions

Fri. Sept. 6, 6pm
Bruce S. Kershner Gallery
Fairfield Public Library
Opening Reception

This exhibit includes florals, and still lifes painted in magnificent color by Julie Leff and the mixed media work of Karen Kalkstein, who often includes found materials like birch bark, wasp nest, and feathers, in work dealing with the natural aging process. The artists will talk about their work at 6:45pm. More...
International Sci-Fi Film Festival

Fri. Sept. 6, 8pm
The Palace

Science Fiction has the ability to transport us to other worlds, and alternate realities, while fantasizing about the future. In Science Fiction the possibilities are endless, and this festival gives audiences the opportunity to see fantastic short films from across the universe. In addition, the Palace will be hosting a pop-up gallery featuring the artwork of legendary Illustrator Michael Whelan. More...
Silk Painters International
Art Exhibit

Fri. Sept. 6, 6pm
Wilton Library
Opening Reception

The NY Metro chapter artists of Silk Painters International (SPIN) display their fascinating works in this show representing a wide variety of styles, media and subject matter choices, all created on silk. More...
The Phoenix Season: 
Art from the Ashes

Fri.-Sun., Sept 6-8
Paradise Green & 
Shakespeare Property

On the grounds of the former Shakespeare Theatre, enjoy a Stratford Arts & Culture Festival, featuring art installations, an artisans village, historical walks, a main stage for theatrical performances, a music stage for local musicians, and a children’s stage. More...
Silvermine Open Art Studio

Sat. Sept. 7, 9:30am-3:30pm
Silvermine Arts Center
New Canaan

See what the Silvermine School of Art has to offer in this day of hands-on workshops and demonstrations, with professional artists giving explanations and demonstrations in many mediums, often not available at other art schools. More...
Oh What a Night!
A Musical Tribute to Frankie Valli & the Four Seasons

Sat. Sept. 7, 6pm
Quick Center for the Arts
Fairfield University

Enjoy great choreography, boundless energy, humor, and instantly recognizable classic hits, in this benefit performance for the Jamie Hulley Arts FoundationMore...
Mavis Staples

Sat. Sept. 7, 8pm
Ridgefield Playhouse

As part of Ridgefield's Jazz, Funk & Blues Festival, take advantage of witnessing this superstar in action. Mavis Staples is a Blues and a Rock and Roll Hall of Famer; a civil rights icon; a Grammy Award-winner; a chart-topping soul/gospel/R&B pioneer; a National Arts Awards Lifetime Achievement recipient; and a Kennedy Center honoree. She marched with Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., performed at John F. Kennedy’s inauguration, and sang in Barack Obama’s White House. She’s collaborated with everyone from Prince and Bob Dylan to Arcade Fire and Hozier. More...
Denise W. Merrill
Women in Office and the 19th Amendment

Sun. Sept. 8, 2pm
Lockwood-Mathews Mansion Museum

In this tea and talk, Connecticut’s Secretary of State will talk on Women in Office and the 19th Amendment, celebrating the centennial of women’s suffrage and the growing presence of women in public office. More...
Harmony Hammond: Material Witness - Five Decades of Art

Sun. Sept. 8, 3pm
Aldrich Museum

The Aldrich Museum celebrates the launch of Harmony Hammond: Material Witness, Five Decades of Art, co-published with Gregory R. Miller & Co., with a panel discussion on Hammond’s exhibition inside the galleries by an intergenerational group of artists, including LJ Roberts and Elaine Reichek among others, whose own practices have intersected or have been influenced by Hammond’s. More...
The 42nd Annual Member Show

Sun. Sept. 8, 3pm
Carriage Barn Arts Center
New Canaan
Opening Reception

This exhibit kicks off the Carriage Barn Art Center's new season, celebrating the range, interests, and talents of artist members working across all subjects, styles, and media. Work by more than 160 artists will be on display. Artwork is for sale and one piece will be awarded the Betty Barker Award and a $250 prize. More...
Peter van Heerden
Spotlight on Arts & Culture

Mon. Sept. 9, 12pm
WPKN, 89.5FM

The Cultural Alliance's next Spotlight on Arts & Culture live interview show on WPKN 89.5FM brings the director of Fairfield University's Quick Center for the Arts, Peter van Heerden, into the spotlight. Approaching his fifth anniversary leading the region's flagship performing arts center, Peter has brought an unprecedented international flair and perspective to this institution. Get to know Peter, and the answers to our many questions, by tuning in. More...
Eric Seplowitz

Mon. Sept. 9, 5:30pm
UConn Stamford Art Gallery
Opening Reception

In his latest series Cultural Alliance artist member, photographer Eric Seplowitz, explores the connection between what is happening in the larger environment with what is happening on the smaller or micro level. As the first phase of the Micro-Landscapes: Small on a Large Scale series, UnEarthed features images of some incredible rocks and minerals. More...
Alissa Siegal
Weir Farm Resident Artist

Mon. Sept. 9, 6pm
Wilton Library

A reception, exhibition and talk, hosted by Wilton Library, by Cultural Alliance member artist Alissa Siegal, who is the September artist-in-residence at Weir Farm National Historic Site.  Alissa's art is contemporary and expressive with classical roots, as she uses detailed drawing and gestural paint application to explore themes of representation, chaos, and order. She hopes through her work to express some of the complexity, joy, fear, and wonder of being human. More...
Jonny Lang

Tues. Sept. 10, 8pm
The Warehouse, FTC

To listen to Jonny Lang’s music is one thing; to see him perform live is something else altogether. Vulnerable and formidable at the same time, he has a powerful stage presence. Lang launched a platinum career the day before his sixteenth birthday with his hit album Lie to Me. He's been called a prodigy, a virtuoso, and a once-in-a-generation blues artist. Two decades later, Lang now 38, has proven that not only do blues men endure the test of time, but they get better with age. More...
Giulia Leonelli
Artist Talk

Tues. Sept. 10, 1pm
Center for Contemporary Printmaking (CCP)

The Italian artist Giulia Leonelli, who teaches at the Sorbonne, is CCP's current artist-in-residence. Her 2017 artist book "ReWind" is in several private and public collections, and her work has been included in many international exhibitions (France, Italy, Denmark, Spain and the U.S.). Giulia will talk about the work she has been doing while in residence at the Center.  More...
Sarah Gold
Food Writing

Tues. Sept. 10, 7pm
Through Oct. 22
Westport Writers' Workshop

Sarah Gold leads this 7-week workshop, exploring personal associations with food through a variety of writing styles, including personal essays, features/reportage, and critical reviews. The class will read and discuss examples of food writing by some of the masters of the form, do fun in-class writing exercises, and work on longer writing assignments to workshop together. More...
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