Exhibits and more...
Complejo: The Art of M. Tony Peralta
A thought-provoking exhibit of mixed-media silkscreens exploring race and physical appearance, created by New York-based artist-designer Manuel Antonia Peralta. Through Nov. 2. Nassau Community College, Firehouse Plaza Art Gallery, 1 Education Dr., Garden City. 572-0619.
The “Iranian Schindler”
An exhibit of photograhs and artifacts honoring Abdol-Hossein Sardari, the Iranian envoy stationed in Paris who rescued thousands of Jews from the Nazis. Through December. Holocaust Memorial and Tolerance Center of Nassau County, 100 Crescent Beach Rd., Glen Cove. 571-8040 ext. 100 or www.holocaust-nassau.org.
A major exhibit that includes a significant selection of Chagall’s 1957 series of hand-colored etchings of Bible stories. Through Nov. 4. Nassau County Museum of Art, 1 Museum Dr., Roslyn Harbor. 484-9337 or www.nassaumuseum.org.
Monumental Drawings of Michael Ryan
A showcase of works by the Brooklyn-based artist who uses old photographs in his creative process. Through Oct. 26. Frank and Gertrude Kaiser Gallery, Molloy College Public Square, Hempstead Ave., Rockville Centre. 678-5000 ext. 6549.
Political Slant: Editorial Cartoons
Original sketches and digital prints of contemporary cartoons by five editorial cartoonists: Walt Handelsman of Newsday, Mike Keefe, Steve Kelley, Jimmy Margulies of The Record (North New Jersey) and Signe Wilkinson of the Philadelphia Daily News. Works by the late 19th century political artist Thomas Nast provide historical perspective. Through Dec. 21. Hofstra University’s David Filderman Gallery, Joan and Donald E. Axinn Library, South Campus, Hempstead. 463-5672.
Toward Greater Awareness: Darfur and American Activism
This exhibit, featuring large-scale sculptures by American artist Mitch Lewis, focuses on the genocide that occurred in Darfur and Sudan from 2003 to 2006, as well as the American response to the crisis. It is presented in conjunction with Oct. 16 Presidential Debate. Through Dec. 16. Hofstra University’s Emily Lowe Gallery, Emily Lowe Hall, South Campus, Hempstead. 463-5672.
Using the Lessons of the Holocaust to Teach Tolerance
This contextualized history explains the 1930s’ increase of intolerance, reduction of human rights, and lack of intervention that enabled the persecution and mass murder of millions of Jews and others. Holocaust Memorial and Tolerance Center of Nassau County, 100 Crescent Beach Rd., Glen Cove. 571-8040 ext. 100 or www.holocaust-nassau.org.
Sydney Chastain-Chapman/Julie Tremblay
This exhibition pairs Julie Tremblay’s sculptural work with paintings and works on paper by Sydney Chastain-Chapman. Through Nov. 4. Nassau County Museum of Art, 1 Museum Dr., Roslyn Harbor. 484-9337 or www.nassaumuseum.org.
Village Art Club Fall Membership Show
Varied works in assorted mediums are on view. Through Nov. 2. Rockville Centre Library, Downstairs Meeting Room, 221 N. Village Ave., Rockville Centre. 766-6915.
Max Gottfried’s ‘Good To The Last Drop’
The Long Beach-based artist exhibits acrylic on canvas paintings, silkscreen images and 3D constructions. Through Nov. 7. Coffee Nut Gallery, 250 E. Park Ave., Long Beach. 897-6616.
Village Art Club Meeting
Artist/teacher Howard Rose demonstrates an oil landscape, at the monthly meeting, Thursday, Oct. 25, 7 p.m. Admission is free and open to nonmembers. Rockville Centre Library, 221 N. Village Ave., Rockville Centre. For information, call Anne Bailey at 887-1770.
See the the dramedy “People Like Us,,” Friday, Oct. 26, 2 p.m.; also the Halloween comedy “Practical Magic,” based on Alice Hoffman’s novel, with Sandra Bullock and Nicole Kidman as New England witches, Tuesday, Oct. 30, 2 p.m. Elmont Memorial Library Theatre, 700 Hempstead Tpke., Elmont. 354-5280.
At the Movies
Watch “Snow White and the Huntsman,” a modern version of the classic tale, Friday, Oct. 26, 1 p.m. Baldwin Public Library, 2385 Grand Ave., Baldwin. 223-6228.