Top 5 Arts Picks: July 12-18

NOW THROUGH SUN, AUGUST 18: Photographs by Herb Snitzer

Through August 18, Hudson River Museum presents Can I Get A Witness, an exhibition of photographs by award-winning photographer Herb Snitzer. These works celebrate individuals from every walk of life and reflect a desire for social justice. Subjects range from street scenes of 1950s New York City to activists participating in the 2017 Women’s March. Gallery hours: Wed-Sun: 12-5pm.

NOW THROUGH SUN, SEPT, 8: Public Art Installation at Playland Park

Through September 8, Floating Forest, an underwater-inspired installation by artist Tatjana Kunst, will be on display on the north boardwalk at Playland Park. The interactive installation is comprised of ceramic jellyfish, which are suspended from the ceiling at varying heights. This project is part of “Art on the Beach,” a collaboration between ArtsWestchester, the Westchester Parks Foundation and Westchester County Government. Hours: Wed-Sun: 11am-6:30pm.

TUES, JULY 16: Mariachi Sol Mixteco at Greenburgh Public Library

Family band Mariachi Sol Mixteco will perform traditional Mexican music at the Greenburgh Public Library this Tuesday. The Navarro family and their friends preserve mariachi traditions and capture the spirit of Mexico through their performances. This event is part of the Library’s “Café a las Siete” series, which aims to preserve Latino culture for the next generation. Begins at 7pm.

THURS, JULY 18: Classical Guitar in the Garden

Award-winning classical guitarist Miloš Karadaglić will perform at Caramoor Center for Music and the Arts’ Sunken Garden on Thursday. The London-based Montenegrin musician began playing at the age of 8 and has since performed concertos with the Atlanta Symphony Orchestra, Royal Scottish National Orchestra and the London Philharmonics. The program will include works by J.S. Bach, Villa Lobos, Granados, Duplessy and others. Begins at 7pm. This concert is one of Frank’s Picks for the month of July.

THURS, JULY 18 THROUGH SAT, JULY 27: Shakespeare in the Park

Beginning this Thursday, LawnChair Theatre and Rye Arts Center will present free performances of Shakespeare’s Much Ado About Nothing at various parks in Westchester. This romantic comedy about misunderstandings, love and deception will be set in post-WWII France against the backdrop of a changing world. Begins at 6:30pm. Find more free and affordable outdoor arts events in our “Music in the Air” directory.

Jellyfish at Playland

If you ever swim in the Atlantic Ocean as I do, you may relate to the slippery sensation of a jellyfish lodging itself between you and your bathing suit. Artist Tatjana Kunst remembers well the bugger that stung her across her midriff when she was six years old and swimming in the Mediterranean. Rather than swear off jellyfish for life, she has created a sea of 200 of them made out of ceramic material and macrame yarn, and has installed them in a space adjacent to the boardwalk at Rye Playland.

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