Subject: Organizations Abbreviated Newsletter - October 6, 2018

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News and Opportunities for the Cultural Nonprofits and 
Creative Businesses of Fairfield County, CT
October 6, 2018
The Cultural Alliance of Fairfield County is a nonprofit service organization that supports its members through unified marketing, capacity building, professional development, and advocacy services. This newsletter is sent to all who request it - but we ask that, if you are not a member, you explore membership benefits and consider joining this community of  more than 600 individuals and organizations. Sign up here
As we have been busy assisting members with creating their profiles for our new website, this is a radically abbreviated Newsletter - with OUR NEWS only. Your regular Organizations Newsletter will return next Friday.
100 of our 600 members have now created new profiles on our new integrated Cultural Alliance+FCBuzz website. Time is running out and will shortly disappear. Go to and register on our new website. Use the email address you use to sign on to the old (call us if you are unsure what address that is) - or else you will be charged. You will need a nice description of your organization together with 3 images: a square logo, a 1600x430 pixel hero image (like the ones above and below) and a smaller 510x260 pixel "reference image." Sneak a peek. Download instructions here. Call 203-212-6894 or email if you get stuck.
Tune in Monday to our October Spotlight on Arts & Culture interview program on WPKN 89.5FM, to hear the story behind The Migrant's Alphabet, an exhibition of 26 works of art by 26 leading mixed-media artists highlighting the issues surrounding migration, immigration, asylum, and refugees. Curator of the show, Jane Davilà will be joined in the studio by Johana Rendon Ledesma, Program Manager at Bridgeport's Burroughs Community Center, who runs Our Woven Community, a program providing refugee women with the tools and skills to successfully integrate into the Bridgeport community, and Evelyne Mukasonga, a member of Our Woven Community program and a refugee from Rwanda, where both her parents were killed in the 1994 massacre of the Tutsi by members of the Hutu majority government. Running from A for Asylum to Z for Zero Tolerance, the show illustrates many of the different sides of migration and the difficulties faced by migrants - those who cross or have crossed international borders away from their habitual place of residence. Hear about the roles that the arts and artistic skills can play in raising the issues and solving some of the difficulties within this community:  Monday Oct. 8 at noon on WPKN, 89.5 FM.

The Cultural Alliance's Fairfield County Preservation Network is organizing a review session for those interested in hearing more about the background of, and to discuss some of the details of, the Connecticut State Historic Preservation Office  (SHPO) draft 5-year Strategic Plan at The Wilton Library on Mon. Oct 15, 6-8pm The draft is posted on SHPO's website and SHPO staff welcome your feedback. Interested? Then Sign up here.
Sign Up Here for the second in our Progressive Gallery Tour series in which we visit Cultural Alliance commercial gallery members, moving month-by-month from Greenwich to Shelton. This month we visit two galleries Wed. Oct 24 in Stamford: the GR Art Gallery at 1086 Long Ridge Road in North Stamford (just north of the Merritt Parkway), where gallery owner George Pali will introduce our guests to his gallery and the current exhibition: a continuation of the Summer Time group show of works by Adriatik Baliaj, Heidi Lewis Coleman, Elizabeth Agresta Hasegawa, Yuko Ike, Arnold Kastenbaum, and George Pali himself. Heidi Lewis Coleman will be speaking about her work. We then drive to the Fernando Luis Alvarez Gallery, at 96 Bedford Street in downtown Stamford where Mr. Alvarez will introduce his gallery and an important show by gallery artist Shelby Head: An Infrastructure of Silencea collection of works that confronts institutional racism in the U.S. and the interconnections among slavery, race, poverty, wealth, and segregation. For details and to register for free click here.
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