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Top 5 Arts Picks: September 22-28

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NOW THROUGH SAT, NOV. 18: The Photographic Perspective of a Distressed Community

The Gordon Parks Foundation’s A Beautiful Ghetto exhibition, on view through November 18, provides an inside perspective into a distressed community in response to police brutality. Gordon Parks Foundation Fellow Devin Allen’s documentation puts a lens on the Baltimore community following the death of Freddie Gray, who was severely injured while in police custody. Gallery hours: Mon-Fri: 10am-4pm, Sat: 10am-3pm.

SAT, SEPT. 23: Opening Reception at Clay Art Center

This Saturday, Clay Art Center invites audiences to the opening reception for Reinvented, an exhibition that features 12 ceramic artists who utilize digital technology within a traditional studio practice. Through November 11, the exhibition offers insight into the future of technology and ceramics by showcasing ceramic pieces that were made by techniques such as 3D printing and laser-cutting. Begins at 5pm.

SAT, SEPT. 23: Jane Austin’s Sense and Sensibility

Smart Arts will bring Jane Austin’s classic Sense and Sensibility to its stage on Saturday. Performed by Aquila Theatre Company, the live production will portray the plight of women in a male-dominated world. The story follows two sisters, Elinor and Marianne, who are forced to leave their comfortable lives while their half-brother inherits the family estate after the unexpected death of their father. Begins at 8pm.

SAT, SEPT. 23 THROUGH SUN, SEPT. 24: Armonk Outdoor Art Show

This weekend, the annual Armonk Outdoor Art Show will showcase more than 185 juried artists from around the world. The show, presented by Friends of the North Castle Public Library, will exhibit a diverse spectrum of art in every medium, from photography to wearable art. Visitors will also enjoy children’s activities, personal shopping consultants, food vendors and more. Begins at 10am at Community Park.

SUN, SEPT. 24: Reading by Acclaimed Poet Terrance Hayes

On Sunday, Katonah Poetry Series presents a reading by the award-winning poet Terrance Hayes. Hayes, a poetry editor of the New York Times Magazine, writes poems that are stylistically and formally eclectic and inventive. These works, which are inspired by his background in art and music, also frequently touch on identity, race and gender. Begins at 4pm at Katonah Village Library.

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