Stamford Museum & Nature Center - Sunday Explorers

11/03/2013

39 Scofieldtown Rd, Stamford, CT 06903. Phone: 203.322-1646.

Sundays, November 3, 10, 17 & 24, Noon - 4 pm. Our popular Sunday drop-in programs return for the fall. Join us for hikes, field studies, live animal visits, garden experiences and crafts as we explore all the best things about SM&NC in the fall. Information on specific themes is available at the Overbrook Nature Center. Members: Free | Non-Members: Free with gate admission. For more information call 203.322-1646, e-mail info@stamfordmuseum.org or visit www.stamfordmuseum.org

 

Greenwich Historical Society - Lecture Series with Dmitri Wright: “The Science and Poetry of Impressionism: Ideas for Contemporary Impressionist Painters”

11/03/2013

1037 Silvermine Road, New Canaan, CT 06840. Phone: 203-966-6668 ext. 2.

On Sunday 4:30 p.m. to 5:45 p.m. In this lecture, Dmitri Wright will discuss the science and poetry of Impressionist painting and drawing, addressing natural and postimpressionism, as well as his ideas for creating contemporary impressionist’s work. Dmitri Wright, as a Max Beckman International Scholar at the Brooklyn Museum Art School, studied under Reuben Tam, and at Cooper Union studied under Wolf Khan and Will Barnet. His work focuses on the Preservation and Progress of Impressionism. He is also an instructor at the Weir Farm National Historic Park, a national site dedicated to American Impressionism and a lecturer at the Greenwich Historical Society.

Westport Arts Center - Chamber Music

11/03/2013

720 Pequot Ave., Southport, CT Phone: 203.222.7070.

3:00pm - 5:00pm. Pequot Library. $25, $22.50 members. The pianist Janina Fialkowska, a longtime Fairfield Country resident and a distinguished international artist, delighted our audience with her poetic renditions of Chopin and Liszt at the Pequot Library during the 2011-12 season. Prior to moving to Germany, she returns to offer us a farewell recital, focussing on favorite repertory by Schubert, Chopin, and Grieg.

Stepping Stones Museum for Children YES2 Holiday Craft Fair

11/03/2013

303 West Avenue , Norwalk, CT Phone: 203 899 0606.

3:00 - 5:00PM. Get a jump start on your holiday shopping as participants in the Youth Enrichment at Stepping Stones (YES2) program offer hand-made crafts and gifts for sale in the Multimedia Gallery. Enjoy the entrepreneurial and creative spirit of the YES2 kids as they help you with your holiday gift list! Drop in any time. Admission to attend the Holiday Craft Fair is free with museum admission. Pricing for individual items being sold by the YES2 participants will vary.

Fairfield Museum and History Center - Creating Community Family Open House

11/03/2013

370 Beach Rd., Fairfield, CT Phone: 203-259-1598.

Sunday, November 3. Time: 10-4 M-F, 12-4 weekends. Members free, non-members $5; students and seniors $3, Children under 5, free. Age: All. Come experience the Fairfield Museum's major exhibition, Creating Community: Exploring 375 Years of Our Past and enjoy a fun afternoon with performances by Falcon Repertory Theater which include "Washington Schlepped Here" by Jim Gordon and "Worst Colonist" by Kerrie Davies. The day will include refreshments, family-friendly activities, a treasure hunt, and the opportunity to paint a collaborative paper mural with artist Deborah Bassino.

Oronoque Village Autumn Craft Festival -- Stratford

11/03/2013

Oronoque Country Club , 385 Oronoque La, Stratford, CT 06614. Phone: 203-261-2414.

On Sunday, 11 a.m. to 5 p..m.   High quality crafts.

The Bartlett Arboretum & Gardens - Invasives & Community Outreach

11/04/2013

151 Brookdale Road,, Stamford, CT 06903. Phone: 203-322-6971.

10 a.m. to noon.  Learn how invasive plants threaten the local ecology and what you can do about it. The instructor Carrie Sears is the Chair of The Invasives Project-Pound Ridge and an advanced Master Gardener. Master Gardeners: $40 All Others: $50. Students must register with UConn but also must email mastergardener@bartlett.org to insure there are ample supplies. If you are not a Master Gardener, please ask for a registration form when you send your email. . For more information, please call 203-322-6971, visit www.bartlettarboretum.org or e-mail mastergardeners@bartlettarboretum.org.

Greenwich Historical Society Lecture: Art Historian William C. Agee--Legacy of the 1913 Armony Show in America

11/05/2013

39 Strickland Rd., Cos Cob, CT 06807. Phone: 203-869-6899.

The Big Show: A 100-Year Legacy:  Lecture by Art Historian William C. Agee   Professor William C. Agee will address the legacy of the 1913 Armory Show in America, focusing primarily on Henri Matisse and Marcel Duchamp. Duchamp's Nude Descending a Staircase was a source of outrage and bemusement at the Armory Show, yet what is less known is that Matisse's Red Studio (1911) received equal abuse. What's more, Matisse's entire wall's worth of paintings (Duchamp exhibited only one) was the subject of such controversy that it led to his being hung in effigy!  Agee will compare Matisse's impact on American art vis-à-vis Duchamp's, focusing on how Red Studio in particular galvanized such diverse artists as Stuart Davis, Charles Sheeler, Mark Rothko and Andy Warhol, inspiring them to explore new approaches to color and form. Agee will share examples of their work and talk about subsequent exhibitions to shed new light on oft-forgotten aspects of the Armory Show's legacy.  William Agee received degrees from Princeton and Yale and has taught at Hunter College for 25 years, where he holds the Evelyn Kranes Kossak Endowed Chair as Professor of Art History. He specializes in modern art in America from 1900 to 1970 and has published numerous articles, catalogues and monographs on the subject. He is currently preparing a book for Phaidon Press, Modern Art in America 1908-1968. Prior to teaching at Hunter, Agee held directorships in museums in Houston and California and was a curator at the Museum of Modern Art and the Whitney Museum of American Art. Tuesday, November 5, 2013, 7:30-8:45 pm. The Gallery will open prior to the lecture at 6:30 pm $10 for members; $15 for nonmembers.

The Bartlett Arboretum & Gardens - Wetland Hike and Birding

11/05/2013

151 Brookdale Road,, Stamford, CT 06903. Phone: 203-322-6971.

On Tuesday 10 a.m. to 11 a.m. The Bartlett Arboretum is happy to announce FAMILY PUBLIC PROGRAMS for the fall. Classes are held on school holidays and are great opportunities for the entire family to explore and learn about nature together. Binoculars are one of those tools that children can't get enough of. Our wetland hike is a perfect opportunity for your child to hone their skills and learn about birding as well. We will visit our wetland habitat and help those joining us to learn about birds that over winter in Connecticut, and birds that are passing through as part of their migration pattern. Cost is $5 for Members and $10 for non- members. For more information please contact Todd DuPont at 203-322-6971, visit www.bartlettarboretum.org or e-mail education@bartlettarboretum.org.

Garden Education Center Workshop: Goodnight Dahlias

11/07/2013

130 Bible St., Cos Cob, CT 06807. Phone: 203-869-9242.

Goodnight Dahlias:--Workshop & Exchange on Winter Preparation--Thursday, November 7th, 11:00 am.Join dahlia expert Steve Nowotarski, fellow growers and newcomers to exchange experiences on successfully preparing tubers for hibernation and to discuss possibilities for a spring tuber swap. This workshop is offered free of charge to Greenwich Dahlia Society and GEC members, non-members $25. Please pre-register so we can have an accurate number of individuals attend.