Top 5 Arts Picks: November 22-28

NOW THROUGH JAN. 25: Panoramic Photographs by Liena Vayzman

In conjunction with ArtsWestchester’s Dataism exhibition, The Center for Digital Arts Gallery at Westchester Community College in Peekskill presents Gaps and Fills, an exhibition featuring the works of art historian and photographer Liena Vayzman. The exhibition, which is on view through January 25, is comprised of panoramic photographs of natural landscapes interrupted by digital decays and pixel dropouts that occur when digital technology is pushed to its limit. Gallery hours vary.

SAT, NOV. 23: The Diary of Anne Frank

This Saturday, the Smart Arts program at Westchester Community College will present the National Players’ production of The Diary of Anne Frank. Set in 1941 Amsterdam, this production features a multicultural cast and tells the story of 13-year-old Anne Frank, who goes into hiding with her family from the Nazis. For the next two years, she never leaves the attic where her family is concealed. Anne finds solace writing in her diary, capturing the daily lives of the secret annex’s inhabitants. Begins at 8pm.

SAT, NOV. 23: Chamber Music Society of Lincoln Center

Chamber Music Society of Lincoln Center will bring a chamber music performance to the Performing Arts Center at Purchase College. Under the leadership of Co-Artistic Directors David Finckel and Wu Han, the Society presents a wide variety of concert series and educational events for listeners of all ages. The program will feature Beethoven’s Clarinet Trio, Mendelssohn’s Songs Without Words and Smetana’s Piano Trio. Begins at 5pm.

SAT, NOV. 23: Clay Holiday Annual Sale and Studio Tour

Clay Art Center will host an opening reception for its Annual Holiday Sale and Studio Tour this Saturday. The sale, which takes place through December 21, features hundreds of pieces of functional pottery and ceramic sculpture by local and nationally recognized artists.  Visitors will meet the artists and tour their studio spaces. Begins at 6pm.

SUN, NOV. 24: Steffi Nossen Dance Foundation’s Choreography Showcase

Steffi Nossen Dance Foundation’s Choreography Showcase will take place on Sunday at the Emelin Theater. Notable professional choreographers and dance companies will come together for this performance highlighting new work in a variety of styles and representing a variety of cultures. The post-performance Q&A will allow both audience members and choreographers to gain insight into the choreographic process. Begins at 4pm.

Remembering Ralph Martinelli

There are many ways to remember Ralph Martinelli.  As an entrepreneur, Ralph purchased Spotlight Magazine from Susan Meadows and turned it into Westchester’s version of New York Magazine, a monthly compendium of everything Westchester. But that’s not all.

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