If you missed our February Spotlight on Arts & Culture, “THE FUTURE OF HISTORY: Historical Societies in the 21st Century,” you can now hear the podcast at bit.ly/spotlight_history. Hear what three new directors of established historical societies (Ramin Ganeshram, Westport; Nancy Geary, New Canaan; and Margaret McIntire, Darien) had to say about how they are they bringing change to established ways of doing things, helping to make history alive for the young members of their communities, working more collaboratively to share their objects and experiences with other communities and using new technologies to open up to wider audiences. Click here to hear the show.
On Wed. Feb. 6 at 11am, come hear and ask questions of five artists in our latest Artists Talks – 5 min. talks + 5 mins Q&A by Cultural Alliance member artists in curated and juried exhibitions. On Wednesday, we are pleased to present five of the nine artist members who were recently inducted into the Silvermine Arts Guild, and who have artwork in the Silvermine Arts Guild New Members Show 2019: Nancy Breakstone, Trace Burroughs, Niki Ketchman, Susan Leggitt, and Rosalind Shaffer. We need an audience, but space is limited, so please RSVP directly to email@example.com.
We have just added SERVICES as a new category in our increasingly popular CLASSIFIEDS section. In addition to Calls for Artists, Auditions, Jobs, For Sale, For Rent and Volunteers, the new category offers services by our members. For members this is the place to advertise for free your services to the public.
We now have six new ten-minute videos of member artists talking at recent group shows in our ARTISTS TALK archive, bringing us to a total of 30 artists with video-recorded short talks archived and freely available on the CAFC YouTube channel (30 artists so far). Ann Chernow and Miggs Burroughs were recorded at their joint Amazing Grace exhibition opening, Nov. 24 at The Gallery of The Westport Country Playhouse, and Erin Dolan, Heide Follin, Nancy McTague-Stock, and Vicki French Smith were recorded Tues. Nov. 27 at a special event for the exhibit, Points of View, of artists working at the Wilson Avenue Loft Artists, at the Center for Contemporary Printmaking. Click names above to go directly to the videos of their talks. And subscribe to our YouTube channel!
If you missed Monday’s broadcast of our monthly SPOTLIGHT ON ARTS & CULTURE interview program on WPKN 89.5FM, you can now catch the podcast on Soundcloud. Click here to hear the discussion about Artists Communities.
Hear Miggs Burroughs and Nina Bentley, two co-founders of the Artists Collective of Westport, Jane Dávila, Managing Director of the for-profit Nest Arts Factory, and Pamela Stoddart, Executive Director of the Ridgefield Guild of Artists.
Friday November 9, come and savor the taste of Bridgeport to be found at Eat Noodle. This is the latest visit in a series of monthly visits to Bridgeport restaurants to celebrate and showcase the culinary and cultural delights of Connecticut’s most diverse city. SavorCity Bridgeport is organized by The Cultural Alliance with The NEST Arts Factory, Rick Reyes Productions, and Capital for Change in order to showcase the authentic local cuisine of Bridgeport’s many, diverse neighborhoods. To accompany the food, and create a festive mood of celebration, Bridgeport musicians perform and Bridgeport artists showcase their work. Our visit to Eat Noodle, next to the Bijou Theatre in downtown Bridgeport, will feature the work of two Cultural Alliance member artists, the painter Cris Dam and musician Rick Reyes. For more details and to sign up to save your spot, go to http://bit.ly/savornoodle.
The Progressive Gallery Tour continues as we visit two galleries Wed. Oct 24, 2018 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 his new gallery and artists Adriatik Baliaj and Heidi Lewis Coleman will discuss their works in the current show. Elizabeth Agresta Hasegawa, Yuko Ike, Arnold Kastenbaum, and George Pali himself are also in the exhibition.
We then drive to the Fernando Luis Alvarez Gallery, at 96 Bedford Street in downtown Stamford, where Mr. Alvarez will introduce his gallery and gallery artist Shelby Head will discuss her latest show at the gallery “An Infrastructure of Silence,” a collection of works that confront 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.
We are pleased to announce the return of the Progressive Gallery Tour, the Cultural Alliance’s monthly visit to member galleries, town-by-town from Greenwich to Stratford.
The tour begins Sat. Sept 15, when we visit five member commercial galleries in Greenwich between 2 and 5 pm:
● C. Parker Gallery
● SM Home Gallery
● Isabella Garrucho Fine Art
● Gilles Clement Art Gallery and
● The Drawing Room
For more information and to sign-up, visit http://bit.ly/pgtgreenwich