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Top 5 Arts Picks: March 2-8

Winter-Themed Exhibition

Katonah Art Center presents The Winter Landscape, a juried exhibition in its Anderson Chase Gallery. The exhibition, on view through March 22, features thirty-two artists whose works celebrate the beauty of winter through a variety of media including oils, acrylics, watercolor, pastels, pen and ink and photography. Gallery hours: Mon-Fri: 9am-6pm, Sat: 10am-3pm, and Sun by appt.

Bringing the Victorian Era to the Modern Age

Hudson River Museum presents more than twenty artists whose works are inspired by aesthetics of the 19th-century Victorian era, but also comment on contemporary social issues. On view through May 13, The Neo-Victorians: Contemporary Artists Revive Gilded-Age Glamour is largely reflective of the Gilded Age, masking today’s concerns with overt beauty. Gallery hours: Wed-Sun: 12–5pm.

A Collaboration of Art and Theater

Beginning this Friday, “Living Art,” a 90-minute collaboration of art and theater, will take place on four consecutive weekends at Steamer Firehouse Gallery in Ossining. During the event, a docent-led tour will introduce guests to twenty-five artworks that were created by members of the Ossining Arts Council. Six of these artworks inspired one-act plays by members of Westchester Collaborative Theater (WCT). When the tour reaches one of these works, the play that it inspired will be performed on the spot by an ensemble of WCT actors. Times vary.

FRI. MAR. 2: Art Gallery Drink & Draw

New Rochelle Arts Collective invites audiences to celebrate the oncoming spring season at its “Spring Equinox” Drink and Draw event. The Friday event will include craft beverages and three hours of live figure drawing for artists of all levels. Participants must bring their own art materials. Begins at 7pm in ArtsWestchester’s gallery in downtown White Plains.

FRI, MAR. 2 & SAT, MAR. 3:
L.A. Dance Project

Contemporary dance ensemble L.A. Dance Project will perform at The Performing Arts Center, Purchase College for two consecutive nights. The Project creates original works in collaboration with visual artists, musicians and composers to contribute to new platforms of dance. The ensemble was founded by Benjamin Millepied, the former artistic director of the Paris Opera Ballet and choreographer for the film Black Swan. Begins at 8pm.

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