On October 22 from 12:00 – 6:00 pm Franklin Street Works hosts City Saturday. Curator Terri C Smith gives tours and the day’s festivities are topped off with an original performance by Trisha Baga titled “The Garden Party.” Throughout the day special plates are served in the cafe, including ribs, sliders, and special beers.
All of the artists from our inaugural exhibition “Fernando” are in attendance. Baga and a collaborator dressed as a cow in high heels lead a procession of gallery goers through downtown Stamford, followed by a performance. Baga’s performance, which is informed by everything from Stamford’s rappelling Santa, to wedding ceremonies, to Occupy Wall Street to a quote from the television show “The Office,” provides a loose narrative that touches on the architecture and civic rituals of Stamford, but is also imbued with broader experiences, including hope, rejection, exhaustion and melody.