Stamford Museum & Nature Center Exhibit: ReDress: Upcycled Style by Nancy Judd

10/05/2015 to 11/01/2015

39 Scofieldtown Rd., Stamford, CT 06903. Phone: 203-322-1646.

ReDress: Upcycled Style by Nancy Judd Through November 1, 2015. Trash is a part of our throw-away culture. Internationally-known artist and environmental advocate Nancy Judd thinks there is a better way. She will transform the Stamford Museum Galleries into a "Recycled Runway"© where 18 of her unique "trashion" garments created from upcycled and repurposed materials will be exhibited. Learn about the process of constructing couture fashion sculptures from original materials such as aluminum cans, bicycle tire inner tubes, and dry cleaner bags. The Stamford Museum & Nature Center is proud to present "ReDress" as an inspiration to artfully promote sustainability and environmental stewardship. Visit the exhibition and be motivated to make a difference! The Bendel Mansion Museum Galleries are open, Monday – Saturday 9 am – 5 pm; Sundays 11 am – 5 pm. Members: Free /Non-Members: Free with gate admission.

Silvermine Arts Center Hosts Fall Lecture Series-New Canaan

10/20/2015 to 11/03/2015

1037 Silvermine Rd., New Canaan, CT 06840. Phone: 203-966-9700.

The popular fall lecture series returns to the Silvermine Arts Center in New Canaan with two very exciting lectures featuring Silvermine Guild Artist and Faculty member, David Dunlop and Silvermine Faculty member, Dmitri Wright. On October 20th, David Dunlop will present "Where are Pictures From?" and on November 3rd, "The Science and Poetry of Impressionism: Ideas for Contemporary Impressionist Painters," will be presented by Dmitri Wright. Both lectures will be held in the Sara Victoria Hall Auditorium at 4:30pm. All lectures are held at the School of Art Auditorium (Sara Victoria Hall) and ticket prices are $10 per person for members and $12 per person for non-members. For more information and to purchase tickets in advance, call the School Office at 203-966-6668 ext. 2 or go to the website.

Stamford Museum and Nature Center - Sunday Explorers

11/01/2015

39 Scofieldtown Road, Stamford, CT 06903. Phone: 2039776521.

Sunday Explorers - Sundays, November 1 - 29, Noon - 4 pm. Our popular Sunday drop-in program returns for November. Join us for crafts, hikes, and animal meet & greets each week. At 12:30 pm, join us for a chance to help feed some of our animals in Heckscher WILD! Enrollment is limited for this program; participants ages 5 and older can sign up at the Heckscher WILD! exhibit any time after 10 am. New this November is MuseumQuest, where each week we will explore a different area of the grounds, whether it be forest or farm. Members: Free | Non-Members: Free with gate admission. For more information call 203.977-6521, e-mail info@stamfordmuseum.org or visit www.stamfordmuseum.org.

Bruce Museum First Sunday Bird Walk at Greenwich Point Park

11/01/2015

Greenwich Point, Greenwich, CT Phone: 203.869.0376.

9 am - 11:30 pm. Enjoy a leisurely outdoor walk to learn about the migrating and resident wild birds. Bring binoculars and meet on the beach near the southern concession stand. Free. No reservations required. For Information, contact Cynthia Ehlinger at 203-413-6756 or cynthiae@brucemuseum.org.

Center for Contemporary Printmaking Figurative Etching

11/01/2015 to 11/22/2015

299 West Avenue, Norwalk, CT Phone: 203.899.7999.

Sundays, 10am - 4pm. 4 week workshop, limited to 8. This course will integrate draftsmanship (in relation to drawing the human figure from life) with both traditional and experimental etching techniques. Classical systems for structural life drawing will be demonstrated and taught, along with ways to integrate them with both modern and traditional etching techniques. Drawing from the live model directly onto an etching plate can bring out an elegance of line, and a richness in draftsmanship that cannot be achieved in any other way.

Stamford Museum & Nature Center: Touch-A-Truck & Chili Cook-Off

11/01/2015

39 Scofieldtown Rd, Stamford, CT 06903. Phone: 2039776521.

11 a.m. - 3 p.m. Get up close and personal with some cool larger-than- life vehicles during Touch-A-Truck. Find out how these trucks work, what purposes they serve, and climb inside a few. Also sample some of Stamford's finest chili from area competitors at Stamford's Annual Charity Chili Cook-Off. The Cook-Off will support both the Stamford Museum & Nature Center and the Food Bank of Lower-Fairfield County. Members: Free | Non-Members: FREE with gate admission. For a suggested donation of $10 per person (ages 10 and over) or the donation of a bag of non-perishable food items, you can taste each competitor's chili and vote for your favorite! If you are interested in participating in the Chili Cook-Off, please email stamfordchilicookoff@yahoo.com by October 1. For more information call 203.977-6521, e-mail info@stamfordmuseum.org or visit www.stamfordmuseum.org.

Westport Arts Center - GET JAZZED WITH THE ENERGETIC JEN DURKIN AND THE BUSINESS – A CONCERT “UNPLUGGED”

11/01/2015

51 Riverside Ave., Westport, CT Phone: (203) 222-7070.

Be prepared to be entertained when the energetic and soulful Jen Durkin and the Business perform at the Westport Arts Center on Sunday, November 1 at 3 p.m. From gospel to funk to world music, Jen Durkin and the Business create a unique and broad musical experience.  Fans of legendary artists Bessie Smith and Janis Joplin will enjoy refreshed renditions of classics such as Smith’s “Down Hearted Blues“ and Joplin’s “Try” and “Bobby McGee” performed with a unique “unplugged” vibe. Tickets for the concert are $25 for Westport Arts Center members, $30 for non-members, and $10 for students.  Concert and season tickets are available on www.westportartscenter.org or by calling 203/222-7070.  A limited number of discounted Senior concert tickets will be available for presale at the Westport Center for Senior Activities, 21 Imperial Avenue, Westport.
 

Westport Arts Center -Jen Durkin and the Business

11/01/2015

51 Riverside Avenue, Westport, CT

3-5 pm. Jen "Pipes" Durkin and the Business is a rawkus funk heavy soul group featuring Darian Cunning on guitar, Rich Zurkowski, on bass, Jesse Gibbon, on keyboard, and Johnny durkin, on drums. Jen Durkin got her name "Pipes" as vocalist touring with Deep Banana Blackout a band known for blending jam rock with funk.

Glass House Exhibit: Enoc Perez: Lipstick--New Canaan

11/02/2015 to 11/30/2015

199 Elm St., New Canaan, CT 06840. Phone: 203-594-9884.

The exhibit will run through November 30, 2015.  For more than 15 years, New York-based artist Enoc Perez has developed a painting practice that examines the aspirations of modernist architecture. This exhibition will present a new body of work comprising six paintings that refer to the Lipstick Building (1986), an elliptical office tower in Manhattan designed by architects Philip Johnson and John Burgee. In each work, Perez uses his characteristic style to explore the formal qualities of the Lipstick Building in a variety of palettes.

Bruce Museum Greenwich Decorative Arts Society Lecture

11/02/2015

One Museum Drive, Greenwich, CT Phone: 203.869.0376.

1:15 - 2:30 pm. The Painted Furniture of Philadelphia, 1800-1820 Alexandra Kirtley, Montgomery-Garvin Associate Curator of Decorative Arts, Philadelphia Museum of Art.  Refreshments immediately following the lecture. Alexandra Alevizatos Kirtley will address the Philadelphia area painted furniture of the early 1800s. Her presentation will cover the makers, patrons and the space in which this extraordinary and unrivaled furniture was used. We will learn the significance of its design, creation and history and its place in the landscape of early America. Current conservation treatments will also be discussed.