The Ridgefield Arts Council presents this monthly column on a roundup of the month’s key arts and culture events in town to celebrate the numerous arts organizations that make Ridgefield’s vibrant and thriving art scene possible and to promote Ridgefield as Connecticut’s first cultural district.
If you’re a gardener like me then you’ve been praying for rain. Fairfield county has not officially been declared as drought stricken just yet but the brown lawns and listless trees and plants thirsting for water tell a different story. Now more than ever, we need the arts to underscore the urgency of taking action on climate change. Polemics will not convince the naysayers and policy makers on the climate crisis but the arts with their astonishing power to influence minds and hearts can. I begin this month’s column then, with David Shaw’s monumental sculpture, “Last Steps” on view in the Aldrich Museum grounds, as part of its “Main Street Sculpture Series,” until April 23.