Tour the exhibition, “I Hear It Everywhere I Go” with the show’s curator Terri C. Smith and therapist Margaret Beck from 6:15 to 7:00pm followed by a tasting of the cafe’s new fall beers. This group exhibition, in part, explores the unconscious ways dissatisfaction about and pursuit of the “American Dream” are expressed, including the tendencies to scapegoat those perceived as less fortunate and the building up and tearing down of the powerful and famous. During the tour, Smith and Beck will discuss how dissatisfaction is addressed in the works through the lenses of contemporary art and human psychology. After the tour there will be time for folks to explore the show and have social time in the cafe for a beer tasting, highlighting the autumn beer selection.
Margaret Beck is a practicing therapist who brings 20 years of training and experience in diverse settings to the process of making therapy work–using compassionate active listening, empathy, and a direct, common-sense approach to real-life challenges. She has extensive experience treating individuals with eating disorders, adults who suffered abuse in childhood or adolescence, and people coping with loss or the challenges of change in any form. Her approach to therapy combines psychodynamic psychotherapy with finding practical solutions to problems. Beck earned her MSW in Social work at Smith College and her M.Div. at Yale University. She lives in Stamford and has offices in Stamford and NYC.
Terri C. Smith has curated more than 100 contemporary art exhibitions for museums and arts nonprofits across the U.S. Recipient of numerous awards, including three grants from The Andy Warhol Foundation for the Visual Arts, her exhibitions have been well-reviewed in Art Papers, ArtForum online, Bomb blog, and artcritical.com. For 13 years, Smith was the curator of contemporary art at Cheekwood Museum (Nashville, TN). Smith then earned her MA from Bard College’s Center for Curatorial Studies in 2008, working for the Westport Arts Center and the Housatonic Museum of Art before becoming founding Creative Director of Franklin Street Works, a not-for-profit contemporary art space in Stamford, Connecticut, in 2011. She also teaches Feminisms and the Arts at UConn-Stamford and has worked with the state government as a consultant on Connecticut public art projects.