Subject: EBuzz Sept. 15, 2021: Conversations, Celebrations, & Classes

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September 15, 2021
The E-Buzz is published each Wednesday 

The E-Buzz is our weekly selection from the many hundreds of events 
published on the FCBuzz-Events section of our website by our members.

For a complete listing of the week's events, click here.
Newtown Arts Festival

September 17-19
Fairfield Hills

Over 50 area artisans displaying and selling their works, 8 food trucks, a Beer and Wine Garden, terrific creative activities for kids, and all day music and dance. Gates open at 5:30pm on Friday for a concert by Alternate Routes, with Gold Roots as their opening act, to launch the Newtown Arts Festival 2021!  Sat and Sunday hours: 11am-5pm More...
Biennial Group Exhibit

Sat. Sept. 18, 4-7pm
City Lights Gallery

Celebrate Hispanic Heritage Month at the opening reception for Bridgeport’s "Latinisiimo" Group Exhibit. Curated by Yolanda Petrocelli, this biennial exhibit celebrates artists from all of the Americas (including indigenous and mestizos) as their works create conversations about identity, heritage, race, gender, economic status and more. Through November 2nd More...

“Olé Olé Olé!: A Trip Across Latin America”

Wed. Sept. 15, 7pm
The Bijou Theatre

WPKN "Music on Film" Series presents the 2016 Rolling Stones film that documents their Latin America tour. Part concert film, part travelogue, the film follows the Stones throughout their tour, culminating in Havana. More...

Gatsby in Connecticut: The Honeymoon Summer of
Scott and Zelda

Wed. Sept. 15, 7pm
Weston History & Culture Center

Filmmakers, Richard “Deej” Webb and Robert Steven Williams "spill the tea" and tell the untold story of the Fitzgeralds’ time in Westport and its inspiration for “The Great Gatsby.” In person and live-streamed on Zoom. More...
Brian Lehrer, Host of NPR’s Peabody Award Winning
The Brian Lehrer Show

Thurs. Sept. 16, 7-9pm
New Canaan Library

This year's Guest Speaker for New Canaan Library’s 2021 Salant Lecture is...drum roll please...Brian Lehrer. He will cover the pandemic, politics, New York, and more in a conversation with Nancy Geary, Executive Director of the New Canaan Museum & Historical Society. More...

Carrie Mae Weems
Virtual Opening Conversation:
The Usual Suspects

Fri. Sept. 17, 6-7pm
Fairfield University Art Museum 

Join an opening virtual conversation with Dalila Scruggs, PhD, Curator of Photographs and Prints at the Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture in New York. Then celebrate the opening (Saturday 11am-4pm) of this exciting exhibit at the Fairfield University Art Museum. More...
The Needle – Poetry and Storytelling

Fri. Sept. 17, 6:30-9pm
The Westport Library

Join poet Regan Good in The Cafe for this special evening of creativity and conversation where Regan will read from her newest book of poems, The Needle (2020) and share stories from her experiences living in Westport. Moderated by Westport Poet Laureate Diane Lowman with a Q & A session, and a light reception. More...

The Artists Collective of Westport
Artists' Talks

Sun. Sept. 19, 3pm
The Barn at
The Westport Country Playhouse

Some of the 13 members of The Artists Collective of Westport that are showing work in the Collective’s latest Pop-Up Show will be talking about their work. You won't want to miss their stories! More...

Creating Sanctuary!
With Emily Teall

Fri. Sept. 17, 3:45-5:15 pm
The Norwalk Art Space

Imagine a world that makes you feel safe to grow and rest by creating your own sanctuary. The first of 8 free sessions with Resident Artist, Emily Teall begins this week. Emily will offer high schoolers a space to investigate what “sanctuary” means, creating miniature sanctuaries from a wide variety of materials, including found objects in Matthews Park. Students’ work will be showcased at the end of the sessions in an exhibit at the Art Space. More...

Watercolor Weekends

Sat. Sept. 18, 10am-12pm
Arts Alliance of Stratford

The first in a six-session online workshop. Appropriate for any skill level, this course will teach how to lay paint and other painting techniques while sharing and receiving positive critiques. More...

MONOTHON 2021 Printing Sessions

Beginning Tues., Sept. 21
Center for Contemporary Printmaking

An amazing opportunity for artists to work in one of CCP’s three studios with a Master Printer in an art-intensive, five-hour session to create original monotypes. Artists may create up to ten prints during each session, and at the end of a session, one print from each artist is selected for CCP’s Online Auction. Prints will also be on display in CCP’s Grace Ross Shanley Gallery during the Auction Preview. Sessions run through October 16th More...

Jeanne C. Potter Watercolors

Thurs. Sept. 16, 10am-4pm through October 11
The Greenwich Art Society

This solo exhibition and sale of paintings presents 47 watercolors by Jeanne C. Potter, including her most recent award winners from national juried shows. Showcasing the mastery of the watercolor medium in landscape, still life, and portrait developed over 50 years. More...

2021 Annual Member Show

Sat. Sept. 18, 2-5pm
Carriage Barn Arts Center
New Canaan

This is a big one! The opening reception for New Canaan’s Annual Member Show, celebrating the range, interests, and talents of more than 150 artist members working across all subjects, styles, and media. Live music and refreshments, all ages welcome. More...

44th Annual Juried Exhibition

Sat. Sept. 18, 4-6pm
Ridgefield Guild of Artists

Ridgefield Guild of Artists opens its Annual Juried Exhibition, with works selected by George Billis of George Billis Gallery, Westport and Los Angeles. The opening reception is outdoors and open to all. On view through October 17. More...

Robert Cottingham and
Duvian Montoya:
A Glossary of Painting

Sat. Sept. 18, 6-9pm
The Norwalk Art Space

It's opening night for an exhibition that gives audiences a peek into the famed, and sometimes secretive, space of the artist workshop, and invites comparisons between the artists through four key painting vernaculars: shadow and contrast; color; pattern and crop; and focus. Opening includes performances by the Latin Jazz Ensemble and East Coast Contemporary Ballet. More...

A Concert to Spread Light & Love

Sat. Sept 18, 5-7pm
First United Methodist Church

The First United Methodist Church of Stamford welcomes you to a free family-friendly outdoor concert. Plan to enjoy soul, gospel, rock, and pop classics. Performing artists include Vaneese Thomas (who has sung with Celine Dion and Sting), Peter Calo (Hairspray & Carly Simon), Jason Terry (New World Chorus), and Christina Demaio (Gunsmoke, Home Port). More...
Anne Lindquist Library Spirit Award

Sun. Sept. 19, 2-4pm
Easton Public Library

Join a reception for Dolly Curtis, this year’s recipient of
the Easton Public Library’s Anne Lindquist Library Spirit Award. The award recognizes a volunteer who has made a significant contribution to the Library. Dolly has served the community in many ways, including as a radio show host on WPKN 89.5 FM Public Radio and a local theater critic. Sift through the Library’s collection of Dolly’s interviews with local celebrities and community members, enjoy refreshments, and honor a local hero. More...
Hear a recording of a wider range of our E-Buzz selections for the radio on WPKN 89.5FM every day. Selections change each day and play: Tuesday 8:55am, Wednesday 11:55am, Thursday 9:55am Friday 11:55am; Saturday 8:55am; Sunday 9:55am, and Monday, 12:55pm.
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