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Top 5 Arts Picks: January 26- February 1

SAT, JAN. 27: Skatetacular’s Dreams on Ice

This Saturday, audiences of all ages are invited to Skatetacular’s Dreams on Ice, a family-friendly musical on ice. The live-sung performance, presented by Smart Arts, features professional figure skaters, original music and cirque performers who create a wintry wonderland experience. Audiences will follow the cast as they dream through the seasons in search for eternal winter.  Begins at 8pm at Academic Arts Theatre at Westchester Community College.

SAT, JAN. 27: Opening: Works in Clay Explore Identity

On Saturday, Clay Art Center presents an opening reception for Me, Myself & I, which features vessel-based works that explore issues surrounding identity. The exhibition, on view through March 24, is juried by Kathy King, a renowned artist and educator whose work reflects the core theme of the show. King invited artists Mark Burns, Cheyene Rudolph, Beth Lo and Matt Nolen, who use their art to reflect identity and self-awareness. Begins at 6pm.

SUN, JAN, 28: Opening Reception: Sky, Earth and In-Between

Hudson Valley Center for Contemporary Art invites audiences to the opening reception for Sky, Earth and In-Between: Gathering the Threads this Sunday. The solo installation, on view through March 18, features fiber artist Leslie Pelino who works with salvaged materials such as loose thread, ribbon and beads to create whimsical artworks. The reception will also include a poetry reading by Steve Lewis, and music by Bibiana Mathis and John Gibson. Begins at 5pm.

SUN, JAN. 28: True Stories of Immigration

This Sunday, hit reading series 650 will tackle the topic of immigration at a live literary event taking place in New Rochelle Public Library’s Ossie Davis Theater.  Limited to five minutes and just 650 words, a dozen regional writers will read aloud their true stories of immigrant struggles and success. Begins at 3pm.

THURS, FEB. 1: An Artist’s Work Rediscovered

OSilas Gallery at Concordia College presents an opening reception for The Pinajian Discovery: An Artist’s Life Revealed. The exhibition features thirty abstract landscapes by artist Arthur Pinajian (1914-1999). Pinajian didn’t find much commercial success during his life, however he became a highly valued artist years later, when his work was salvaged before its destruction. The solo exhibition will be on view through March 17. Begins at 7pm.

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