Top 5 Arts Picks: January 24-30

FRI, JAN. 24: Opening Reception at Madelyn Jordon Fine Art 

This Friday, Madelyn Jordon Fine Art will host an opening reception for Half Way To Reality and A Little Bit Lost, a solo exhibition of recent paintings by French-American artist Sandrine Kern. The exhibition introduces Kern’s uniquely ethereal paintings that integrate aspects of figuration and abstraction. Kern’s indistinguishable landscapes represent the mood of a past moment and are intentionally clouded to evoke a fading memory. Begins at 6pm.

SUN, JAN. 26: Bindlestiff Family Cirkus

This Sunday, Smart Arts at Westchester Community College will present the Bindlestiff Family Cirkus, which has been presenting classic American circus tradition with its own contemporary spin for over 20 years. Jugglers, acrobats, plate spinning, sword swallowing, brain twisters and other gravity-defying feats will be accompanied by live music in this fun and interactive show for the entire family. Begins at 3pm.

SUN, JAN. 26: Flute Music Responds to Art

Flutist Adam Ray, principal flute for the Lehman College Symphony Orchestra and second flute for the Yonkers Philharmonic Orchestra, will perform at the Hudson River Museum on Sunday. Ray will play a selection of songs inspired by the exhibiting landscapes of Thomas Cole, James McElhinney and Janelle Lynch, along with the cityscapes in the Museum’s Self in the City exhibition. Begins at 1:30pm.

WED, JAN. 29: All-Mozart Program at Downtown Music at Grace

Downtown Music at Grace will invite audiences to a Wednesday concert with violinist Karen Marie Marmer and pianist Dongsok Shin, principals of the internationally acclaimed Rebel Ensemble for Baroque Music. The duo will perform an all-Mozart program, featuring sonatas for violin and fortepiano and a piece for keyboard solo. Begins at 12pm.

THURS, JAN. 30: Limón Dance Company

Next Thursday, Limón Dance Company will take the stage at the Performing Arts Center at Purchase College. Since its inception in 1946, Limón Dance has used its contemporary works to comment on today’s struggles of racism, domestic abuse and the ways in which people can create community. The program will include works by the Company’s Artistic Director José Limón and choreographer Francesca Harper, with music by Bach, Nona Hendryx and Jon Magnussen. Begins at 8pm.

This and That Blog by Janet Langsam

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The Fear of Signing

The count is on toward the 2020 U.S. Census, and we’re all invited to participate. Information sessions are being hosted all over our county. In fact one happened last night at ArtsWestchester. And there is are concerns afloat that many people will not be counted. I, for one, will be counted, but I can easily relate to the reluctance of some to be counted.

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