Look At Me: A Cross-Section of Contemporary Portraiture

January 8 – February 11, 2012

Opening Reception:

January 8, 2012 from 3-5 pm

An exhibition of artwork in various two-dimensional media that examines the role of portraiture in contemporary art. Presenting portraits, in a variety of styles, that go beyond merely a record of their subject but convey a deeper meaning or vision of the artist. In this unique exhibition artists from all over the country come together to show how diverse contemporary portraiture is.

See below for a list of portrait workshops.

Curated and chaired by Anelle Gandelman

Gallery hours: Tuesday: 9:30 – 3:30 pm, Wednesday – Friday: 10:00 – 4:00 pm, Saturday: 9:30 – 3:30 pm.

The Rye Arts Center is a community-based not-for-profit organization whose mission is to inspire interest and maximum participation in the arts in Westchester and the surrounding region. We are committed to offering programs that are characterized by artistic tradition, educational value, and a spirit of innovation.

Our programs are made possible, in part, by the ArtsWestchester with funds from Westchester County Government and with public funds from the New York State Council on the Arts, celebrating 50 years of building strong, creative communities in New York State’s 62 counties.


NEW! Self-Portrait Painting Workshop with Nicole Zahour

Ages 8 & up Saturday, 2:00 – 3:00 pm

WORKSHOP February 4

What makes you, you? In this special class, you’ll create a self-portrait that

will reflect who you are, and what makes you unique. Have fun and be

creative, drawing and painting your masterpiece!

FEE: $20 (members receive discount)

NEW! Expressionist Portrait Painting with Larry D’Amico

Adult/Teen Saturday, 1:30 – 4:30 pm

WORKSHOP January 28

Inspired by masters such as Matisse and Van Gogh, this workshop will focus

on painting a portrait in the Expressionist manner – painting in a less realistic

way, and more in a way that represents mood and feeling. Larry D’Amico

will work with you as you explore color and more. Please call for a supply


FEE: $65 (members receive discount)

NEW! Portrait Painting with Manu Saluja

Adult/Teen Sunday, 9:00 – 4:00 pm

WORKSHOP February 5

This workshop offers the tools you’ll need to start and proceed on your portrait

painting with confidence. Topics covered are structure and proportions of the head,

light and shadow, color and edge handling as we work from the live model. While

the workshop’s approach will be wet-in-wet or “alla prima”, we will also discuss

indirect methods of painting. Demonstrations and lecture included.

FEE: $135 (members receive discount)