Subject: EBuzz Sept. 8, 2021: Arts Education, Receptions, & Music For Your Ears

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September 8, 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.
Creative Today,
Creative Tomorrow:
The Future of Arts Education

Thursday Sept. 9, 7:00-8:30pm
The Bruce Museum on Zoom

How do we position arts education as a right, not a privilege? How do we turn all the research proving the benefits of arts education into a demand for more of it? And what is “arts education” anyway? Explore these questions and more at a 
national roundtable featuring key arts-education leaders: Eric Booth, Matthew Deitsch, Richard Kessler, James Haywood Rolling, Jr., Glenis Redmond, Gabrielle Ruiz, and Dennie Palmer Wolf. Panel co-moderated by Leonard Jacobs and Jeff M. Poulin, founder of Creative Generation. More...
Voices of Reflection

Through October 9, 10am-4pm
Silvermine Arts Center
New Canaan

Commemorate the 20th Anniversary of 9/11 with New Canaan’s Voices Center for Resilience. This art exhibition of Hope and Healing is a highly curated collection of artistic expression by artists of all ages from around the world, expressing a range of emotions – from empathy, grief, and compassion, to friendship and patriotism. This exhibit honors the lives lost, documents the stories, and captures the comfort extended to our Nation. More...

This Must Be The Place
Jay Petrow

Wednesday Sept. 8, 5:30-7:30pm
The Mayor’s Gallery
Stamford Government Center

It's your last chance to view the emotionally charged abstract expressionist exhibit by Jay Petrow, long time resident of Westport. Come to a closing reception for Jay and feel how his art explores his inner world and emotional state in dealing with his son’s autism. More...

Game On

Thursday Sept. 9, 5:30-8:30pm
Hollis Taggart Gallery

You are invited to the opening reception for a group exhibition that explores the different ways that artists engage with, and are inspired by, sports in their creative practices. Six contemporary artists, -- Thomas Agrinier, Zoë Buckman, Royal Jarmon, Hiroya Kurata, Devin Troy Strother, and Clintel Steed -- examine the power of sports to inspire, to transcend verbal expression, and to engage with broader conversations about identity, culture, and personal and communal experience. Game On will remain on view through October 30th. More...


Friday Sept. 10, 4-8:30pm
Saturday Sept. 11, 5-9pm
Jean Jacobs Gallery
New Canaan

Not one, but two opportunities to enjoy the opening reception for C
onfluencea solo exhibition by artist Mitche Kunzman. Described as a “Romantic Conceptualist” by the New York Times, Mitche's refined landscape paintings are filled with beautiful, exceptional atmospherics. All ages welcome to join on Friday or Saturday evening. Exhibit remains on view through October 10th. More...
A Look Back:
Modern Art by Stanley Bate

Saturday Sept. 11, 11-6pm
Sorelle Gallery 

It's an all-day opening reception for a Retrospective Exhibition of the abstract expressionist painter, Stanley Bate! Born in 1903, Bate absorbed the varied influences of his NY contemporaries from Rothko, Motherwell and Cornell, to Pollock, and Louise Nevelson, and his early realistic landscapes and still-lifes were replaced with something entirely new - with nods to color field, collage, the mixing of textures into paint, mixed media, the inclusion of found objects and thick, luscious impasto. Exhibit remains on view through October 3rd. More...


Sunday Sept. 12, 12-4pm
Center for
Contemporary Printmaking
Mathews Park, Norwalk

The work of six printmakers will be on display in an opening reception for COMFORT/(DIS)COMFORT - a show that 
articulates the unease resulting from our experience of the pandemic: notably the tension between remaining isolated at home and going out into the world, newly considering our own physicality in that world and the people we encounter. Reservations Required. Exhibit remains on view through October 24th. More...

Thursday Sept. 9, 6-8pm
Westport Writer's Workshop

Toast to the re-emergence of in-person workshops and events at the new Westport Writer's space at 25 Sylvan Road South. Meet instructors and other writers, explore, and bring friends who are interested in learning more about Westport Writers! More...

Concordia Conservatory
Open House and Outdoor Concert

Saturday Sept. 11, 5-6:30pm
Concordia Conservatory

Concordia Conservatory opens its doors and welcomes you to an open house and outdoor concert on its Stamford Campus. The Open House will include performances by Conservatory students & faculty, tours of the school and information sessions with staff. It will also feature an outdoor concert with the Uptown Express Band playing a mix of jazz, Motown, smooth soul and Latin music. The event is free and open to the public with food and refreshments. More...

Stamford Downtown: Alive@Five Chelsea Cutler & Jeremy Zucker

Thursday Sept. 9, 5-10pm
Mill River Park

These two independent singer songwriters have been praised for the vulnerability and universality of their lyrics, during the low moments of COVID. They started working together and released a joint 2019 EP, ‘brent,’ and then released ‘brent ii’, a 5-track EP touching on themes of love, longing, and learning how to live life in this quarantine-pandemic. More...

The Escher String Quartet

Friday Sept. 10, 7-9pm
MoCA Westport

Soak in the rare tonal beauty of a string quartet a
cclaimed for its profound musical insight. A former BBC New Generation Artist, the quartet has performed at the BBC Proms, is a regular guest at Wigmore Hall and of the Chamber Music Society of Lincoln Center, with whom it toured to China. Bring your lawn chair, buy food and drinks, and enjoy MoCA’s newest exhibition as a bonus! More...

Friday Sept. 10, 7:30-9pm
Levitt Pavilion

Fairfield County's (Almost) All Physician Rock Band comes together in a Tribute in honor of First Responders everywhere and in support of Westport Volunteer EMS. D.N.R. delivers danceable vintage tunes from the ‘60s and ’70’s, including hits by Bruce Springsteen, the Rolling Stones, Van Morrison and the Beatles, plus favorites from the 80’s and 90’s! Tickets are free -- Donations are welcome: All proceeds are directed to the Westport Volunteer Emergency Medical Service (WVEMS). More...

Rhiannon Giddens with Francesco Turrisi

Friday Sept. 10, 8-10pm
Ridgefield Playhouse

A MacArthur “Genius Grant” recipient, Giddens co-founded the Grammy Award-winning Carolina Chocolate Drops and has been nominated for six additional Grammys, as soloist and collaborator, including for her collaboration with Francesco Turrisi on There is No Other (2019). Her latest album, They’re Calling Me Home, was recorded with Turrisi in Ireland during the recent lockdown. She recently composed an opera (to be performed at Spoleto Festival USA), has appeared on The Late Show with Stephen Colbert and NPR’s Tiny Desk (Home) Concert, and was named Artistic Director of the Silk Road Ensemble. More...

Shorefest 2021

Friday Sept. 10, 6-9pm
Sherwood Island State Park

The Friends of the Park are calling you to the sea - a seaside evening of food, live music, and a silent auction - all to support the park. It's their annual fundraiser catered by Westfair Fish & Chips. Dinner options include lobster, steak, salmon, or vegetarian. Burgers and hot dogs are available for kids. All proceeds support the habitat restoration, education, and advocacy work of Friends of Sherwood Island State Park. Come out and support! 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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