Off the Hook Arts presents:
SummerFest 2019: Perception/Deception, Illusion/Confusion
June 17 – July 12
Off the Hook Arts SummerFest 2019: Perception/Deception, Illusion/Confusion brings together music, neuroscience, psychology, magic, comedy, painting, and photography in a unique festival to explore the mysteries, methods, facts, and fantasies of human perception, and to uncover techniques of deception and illusion in the arts and in life.
The seven-part Concert Series and eight -part, interdisciplinary Dynamics Series of the 2019 summer season feature world-class musicians in intimate settings with programs that imagine alternate realities (what would Chopin sound like as a pianist working in NYC today?), search for the ghosts that “haunt” certain great works, and reveal the secrets of deception and humor in works of music and art. The Viewpoints Series of lectures explores topics of cognitive psychology and the arts. Other SummerFest 2019 activities include an art show and the Off the Hook Arts Summer Academy, offering Music, Art and STEM programming for children of all ages.
Don’t miss a minute of this year’s events! Off the Hook Arts offers festival packages that allow you to see multiple events without having to purchase multiple tickets.
The opening week of SummerFest 2019 sets the tone for what is to come in this eighth season with a full embrace of the Perception / Deception, Illusion / Confusion theme.
The Festival Grand Opening treats audiences to a taste of magic, music, art and perception with an evening packed full of presentations and performances from an extraordinary lineup of artists and experts including: Petter Kolm, magician / mathematician; Anne Cleary, cognitive psychologist; Bruce Adolphe, artistic director/composer; David Misch, writer / comedian; Arieh Shalev, psychiatrist / photographer; Carlo Grante, pianist.
Mathemagician Petter Kolm presents a second opening week event with an extraordinary experience of mind and magic in the interactive and engaging “Mysteries of the Mind: Making the Impossible Possible”. Opening week will also feature the opening of the SummerFest art show, with works by artists Arieh Shalev, Haley Hasler, and George Deem.