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Top 5 Arts Picks: September 1-7

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NOW THOUGH SUN, OCTOBER 1: An Exhibition of Carpets by Artists

Katonah Museum of Art presents Wall to Wall: Carpets by Artists, an exhibition that studies contemporary art through history’s most ancient medium: the carpet. The exhibition, on view through October 1, features seventeen international artists who demonstrate how the carpet cuts across topics such as design, art, décor, production and geopolitics. Gallery hours: Tues-Sat: 10am-5pm, Sun: 12-5pm.

FRI, SEPT. 1 THROUGH TUES, SEPT. 5: Children’s International Film Festival

Beginning this Friday, The Picture House will present its 3rd annual Westchester International Children’s Film Festival, featuring new films from around the world for children aged 3-18. The festival, held through September 5, will kick off with a screening of the award-winning film At Eye Level. Other highlights include Middle Eastern short films, a sensory-friendly screening of the documentary Swim Team and a day-long program of educational workshops. Times vary.

SAT, SEPT. 2 THROUGH MON, SEPT. 4: A Festival of Corn at the Philipsburg Manor

This Saturday through Monday, Historic Hudson Valley invites families to its annual CORNucopia Festival, a celebration of all-things-corn. The event at the Philipsburg Manor will feature hands-on activities, craft and cooking demonstrations, live music and corn-related games for guests of all ages. Visitors can compete in a corn shucking contest, participate in a barn dance, learn how to make a corn-husk doll and more. Begins at 10am.

THURS, SEPT. 7 THROUGH SUN, OCT. 1: Assyrians in Yonkers: a Tale of Hope and Survival

Blue Door Art Center’s Assyrians in Yonkers: a Tale of Hope and Survival exhibition will tell the story of Assyrians, a community descending from the Middle East, a region from which many Assyrians have fled. Some of these people have since found a home in Yonkers. The exhibition, on view from September 7 through October 1, will explore our local Assyrians’ culture, identity and history through archival photographs, artifacts, video and maps, as well as contemporary paintings and sculpture. Gallery hours: Thurs: 3-6pm, Fri: 3-6pm and Sat: 1-5pm.

THURS, SEPT. 7 THOUGH SAT, OCT. 28: Problematic Parallels

On Thursday, Problematic Parallels will come to the Center for the Digital Arts at Westchester Community CollegeThe exhibition, on view through October 28, features works from sculptor Steve Rossi’s “Reciprocal Ladder” series. Rossi incorporates sculpture, photography and performative actions while addressing issues that are related to systems of social organization, the hand-made and the mass-produced, and shared experiences in contemporary culture. Times vary.

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