Exhibits and more...
Burton Silverman: The Humanist Spirit
A exhibit showcasing the works of contemporary artist Burton Silverman, who demonstrates the continuing power of the realist tradition in the 21st century. Through Silverman’s use of contemporary realist portraiture, this exhibition examines the commonalities of existence of “everyman.” Silverman is known for his ability to carefully balance formal visual elements in his realistic representations as he captures the very essence of his subjects. Through Dec. 16. Hofstra University’s Emily Lowe Gallery, Emily Lowe Hall, South Campus South Campus, Hempstead. 463-5672.
BESA – Code Of Honor: Muslim Albanians Who Rescued Jews During The Holocaust
This exhibit describes, through documents and photographs, the heroic efforts of Albanian Muslims to rescue Albanian Jews during the Holocaust. Through Nov. 14. Holocaust Memorial and Tolerance Center of Nassau County, 100 Crescent Beach Rd., Glen Cove. 571-8040 ext. 100 or www.holocaust-nassau.org.
The works of select local artists who explore the human experience with the environment are on view. Through Oct. 23. Heckscher Museum of Art, Main St. and Prime Ave., Huntington. (631) 351-3250 or www.heckscher.org.
Latin America’s varied artistic voices are on view in this exhibit that reflects the broad diversity of Latin culture today. Artists include Vik Muniz of Brazil, Cuban-American DEMI, Manuel Esnoz of Argentina, and Darío Escobar of Guatemala. Through Nov. 27. Nassau County Museum of Art, Contemporary Collectors Circle Gallery, 1 Museum Dr., Roslyn Harbor. 484-9337 or www.nassaumuseum.org.
Francisco Goya: Los Caprichos
A new exhibition featuring an early first edition of Los Caprichos, a set of 80 etchings by Spanish artist Francisco de Goya y Lucientes, that were published in 1799. It is one of the most influential series of graphic images in the history of Western art. Through Nov. 27. Nassau County Museum of Art, 1 Museum Dr., Roslyn Harbor. 484-9337 or www.nassaumuseum.org.
Long Island Arts Council Photography Winners Exhibit
An exhibit of photographs by winners of the Long Island Arts Council’s photography competition, including works by Carole Witkover, Jason Gorbel and Trudy Runyon. Through Oct. 28. Molloy College Art Gallery, 1000 Hempstead Ave., Rockville Centre. 678-5000 ext. 6529 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Works by Chinese artist Cui Fei are on display. Fei uses natural objects such as twigs and thorns to evoke the flowing forms of Chinese calligraphy. By using forms that seem to pre-exist the written text, Cui creates formations which can be interpreted as mysterious messages from nature. Through Oct. 26. Hofstra University’s Rosenberg Gallery, Calkins Hall, South Campus, Hempstead. 463-5474 or 463-5379.
Comedians We Laughed At
Film historian Seena Edelman gives a video presentation on great Hollywood comedians, Thursday, Oct. 6, 12:30 p.m. Elmont Memorial Library Theatre, 700 Hempstead Tpke., Elmont. 354-5280.
See “Something Borrowed,” a romantic comedy about a lifelong friendship that collides with true love, with Kate Hudson, Friday, Oct. 7, 2:30 p.m.; also “Jane Eyre,” a romantic drama based on the classic novel, Tuesday, Oct. 11, 2 p.m. Elmont Memorial Library Theatre, 700 Hempstead Tpke., Elmont. 354-5280.
See “Jane Eyre,” the romantic drama based on the beloved novel, Friday, Oct. 7, 1 p.m. Baldwin Public Library, 2385 Grand Ave., Baldwin. 223-6228.
Irish Cultural Society Meeting
Enjoy a literary night with Mary Pat Kelly, author of “Galway Bay,” when the Irish Cultural Society meets, Wednesday, Oct. 12, 7:30 p.m. She will speak about her novel, based on the story of six generations of Kellys who emigrated to Chicago during the Great Starvation. All are welcome. Garden City Library, 60 Seventh St., Garden City. 488-1353 or email email@example.com