Events

MakerDayMaker Day

Saturday, January 9
2:00 pm

FREE!

Join us for a high-tech and high-touch Maker Day at The Rye Arts Center. Enjoy workshops, demos, and hands-on fun, and be sure to explore our Maker Space.

If you’ve never seen a 3D-printer in action, this is your chance. You’ll also see how to create a design using Tinkercad. Building tools ranging from LEGO and K’NEX to littleBits, robotics, and Arduino will be available. Discover the sensation that is Minecraft. Don’t tell your kids, but it’s not just a video game: it’s a powerful teaching tool used in schools around the country. Gain an understanding of computer coding and the tools available to enhance your learning. One of the best ways to learn how to build things is to take them apart. Rather than sacrificing your own cell phones and laptops, there will be a deconstruction zone for participants to get a glimpse inside every day technologies. Of course not all STEAM is high-tech. There will be workshops on paper engineering, duct tape building, and using recycled objects for art.

This is your opportunity to discover the future of creativity.


NeubergerEye On Art Tour

The Neuberger Museum of Art

Thursday, January 14
10:00 am – 12:00 pm

Tickets: $35

There is a lot to see at the Neuberger Museum. We will explore the current exhibitions, Liza Lou: Color Field and Solid Grey and After 1965, as well as the spectacular works of Modern American art held in their permanent collection.

735 Anderson Hill Road
Purchase, NY
www.neuberger.org

Tour led by Margot Clark-Junkins, M.A., History of Design & Curatorial Studies from Parsons School of Design with Cooper-Hewitt, Smithsonian Design Museum; contributing writer, The Rye Record.

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140001.220 v1 (1)Winter White: The Absence of Color
Opening Reception

Saturday, January 30
3:00 – 5:00 pm

FREE!

Winter White: An Absence of Color will present the work of more than a dozen contemporary artists whose use of white defines and unifies the work. Within the confines of the monochromatic palette, color is no longer the concern; rather texture, pattern, and shadow fall into play. White is produced when all the color wavelengths of visible light are reflected without absorption (the opposite of black which absorbs all light without reflection). By complementing January’s winter palette of bleak skies and snow, the work will set forth a binary relationship between interior and exterior, artificial and organic, man- made and natural. The artists are both established and emerging, and work in a variety of media including paint, print, photography, glass, encaustic, fiber and mixed media. This is first time that The Rye Arts Center will present an exhibition of work that has been chosen based on a single color, or absence thereof, in this case: White.

This exhibit will be on view in the Gallery January 23 – March 5.

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jones factorThe Jones Factor with Chieli Minucci

Friday, February 5
7:30 pm

Tickets: $30 General / $25 Students and Seniors

The Jones Factor, under the direction of John Fumasoli presents Grammy-nominated, Emmy-Award-winning guest artist Chieli Minucci in concert.

The Jones Factor draws it’s players from diverse musical backgrounds who have played with a range of musicians including: Frank Sinatra, Elton John, The Village Vanguard Orchestra, Diana Ross, and so many more.

The 10-piece funk, fusion, jazz ensemble formed in 1986 will back up guitarist/composer Chieli Minucci performing some of his original works as well as Jones Factor classics.

Guitarist, composer and arranger Chieli Minucci is a longtime leader of the Grammy-nominated jazz-fusion group CHIELI MINUCCI & SPECIAL EFX, a major force on the jazz and world music scene for over 30 years. Besides writing and performing his own music, Chieli shares his guitar brilliance throughout the entertainment world. He has recorded and performed with top artists such as Celine Dion, Lionel Richie, Jennifer Lopez, Jewel, Mark Anthony, Michael Bolton, Anastasia as well as as jazz artists Kirk Whalum, Jeff Lorber, Norman Brown, Bernie Williams, Marion Meadows, Lao Tizer, Mindi Abair, Rick Braun, Gerald Veasley, Omar Hakim and many others.

Although renowned in the jazz and pop world, Chieli is also a gifted television and film composer. He has won 3 Emmy Awards and has been nominated 10 times for his eclectic compositional work. His music can also be heard on the soundtracks of the films Bowfinger, Legally Blonde, Panic, No Country For Old Men, and others. Chieli’s original scoring work can be heard in live stage productions of Peter Pan 360, Dora the Explorer, Thomas the Tank Engine,and others.

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f stellaFrank Stella: Sculpture Workshop with Nicole Zahour

Saturday, February 6
10:00 am – 12:00 pm

Ages 8 – 12

Fee: $15 (members receive discount!)

In conjunction with the Whitney Museum’s amazing retrospective of the living American artist, Frank Stella, teaching artist Nicole Zahour will run a hands on workshop where students will explore images of his large sculptural “paintings” and create their own Stella inspired sculpture with cardboard and paint. It might even inspire a museum trip to the city for the family! All supplies included.

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Picasso: Animal Assemblage Workshop with Nicole Zahour

Saturday, February 6
12:30 – 2:30 pm

Ages 8 – 12

Fee: $15 (members receive discount!)

In conjunction with the MoMA’s Picasso Sculpture exhibit, teaching artist Nicole Zahour will run a workshop based on a few of Picasso’s assemblage animal sculptures- the bull, the owl, baboon and young and goat. Using found objects students will create their own animal sculpture that will then be painted bronze to mimic Picasso’s casting process. Please feel free to bring any interesting recycling objects from home. (plastic bottles, corks, cans, caps, etc) All other supplies included.

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handbagWorkshop: Wearable Art: Duct Tape Tote Bags with Richela Morgan

Saturday, February 13
10:00 – 11:30 am

Ages 11 – 13

Fee: $20 (all supplies included)

Just in time for Fashion Week! Ever want carry a bag that expresses exactly who you are? Learn to make a 12-inch square tote bag out of duct tape, and then use it as a canvas for your own tape art.

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Workshop: 3D Print a Valentine’s Day Heart!

Saturday, February 13
2:45 – 4:00 pm

Ages 8 – 12

Fee: $10

Celebrate Valentine’s Day while designing and modeling your own 3D heart-shaped project!

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forum3Art Collectors Forum

Thursday, February 25
7:00 pm

The Art Collectors Forum is an initiative to facilitate conversation and connection between collectors or potential collectors, and art professionals to share knowledge and insights into the best practices of buying, selling, and owning art. We define art collectors as anyone who owns art or is interested in owning art. All are welcome to attend.

This inaugural panel discussion will give you advice and perspectives from local experts and will help you understand what to look for, as well as what to avoid, when purchasing art. You will also learn some tips on how to care for the art that you own, or plan to own.

Panelists

Kenise Barnes, Kenise Barnes Fine Art Gallery
Gretchen Kaye-Crowley, Art Advisor
Richard Lloyd, International Department Head, Prints & Multiples, Christie’s

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1094 (1)Eye On Art Tour

Christie’s Prints & Drawings

Thursday, March 3
10:00 am – 12:00 pm

Tickets $35

 

Get a glimpse of the works coming up for sale at one of the worlds best-known auction houses.

20 Rockefeller Plaza
New York, NY
www.christiespartners.com

Tour led by Margot Clark-Junkins, M.A., History of Design & Curatorial Studies from Parsons School of Design with Cooper-Hewitt, Smithsonian Design Museum; contributing writer, The Rye Record.

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Workshop: Exploring Tape Art with Richela Morgan

Saturday, March 5
Ages 8 – 10, 10:00 – 11:30 am

Ages 11 – 13, 12:00 – 1:30 pm

Fee: $20 (All supplies included)

Learn to look at various types of colored tape (masking, crepe paper, and duct tapes) in a more artistic way! Rip it, cut it, and bunch it – then make art with it. From Matisse inspired cut outs, to conceptual or abstract compositions. Lots of fun!

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274Hot Ticket: Works on Paper Opening Reception

Saturday, March 12
5:00 – 7:00 pm

This curated exhibition of works on paper by emerging and seasoned artists will offer collectors access to new art at affordable prices. Prints, drawings, and collages will be sold unframed, all for $1,100 or less. A special Guest Juror will award “Best in Show.” The entire community will have the opportunity to work collaboratively on an over-sized drawing.

This exhibit will be on view in the Gallery March 12 – April 16.


The Rye Arts Center’s Music School Faculty Concert

Saturday, March 12
7:30 pm

FREE!

The Rye Arts Center employs a spectacular team of professional musicians to teach hundreds of students of all ages. Don’t miss this chance to see them perform!


Eye On Art Tour

Curator’s Tour of the Exhibition Hot Ticket: Works on Paper

Wednesday, March 30
10:00 am

FREE!

Enjoy a tour with the curator of Hot Ticket: Works On Paper. This exhibition of works on paper by emerging and seasoned artists will offer collectors access to new art at affordable prices. Prints, drawings, and collages will be sold unframed all for $1,100 or less.

Tour led by Margot Clark-Junkins, M.A., History of Design & Curatorial Studies from Parsons School of Design with Cooper-Hewitt, Smithsonian Design Museum; contributing writer, The Rye Record.

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FRYEDAY NIGHT LIVE

Friday, April 8
7:30pm

Tickets: $5

Come for the evening and hear a variety of talent from area high school students.

Light refreshments will be served.


 

yaleEye On Art Tour

Yale University Art Gallery

Thursday, April 14
10:00 am – 12:00 pm

Tickets: $35

Experience the Gallery’s celebrated collection as never before! Spanning three buildings, the greatly expanded spaces now feature more than 4,000 objects, including many favorites, new acquisitions, and works long off view.

Tour led by on-site docent, accompanied by Margot Clark-Junkins.

1111 Chapel Street
New Haven, CT
artgallery.yale.edu

Tour led by Margot Clark-Junkins, M.A., History of Design & Curatorial Studies from Parsons School of Design with Cooper-Hewitt, Smithsonian Design Museum; contributing writer, The Rye Record.

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Duct Tape Board Game Workshop with Richela Morgan

Saturday, April 16
10:00 – 11:30 am

Ages 9 & up

Fee: $20 (All supplies included)

Make your own board game out of duct tape! This workshop shows how to apply critical thinking in the creation of your own board game. What’s the setting? Who are the characters? What’s the goal? How do you win? Then using just duct tape, turn your ideas into a duct tape board game.

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The Rye Arts Center – LIVE

Saturday, April 16
7:00 pm

Tickets: $20

Come out and hear great live music from talented local musicians carefully selected for this event, right here in Rye! Three vetted acts will perform a range of styles and genres in our newly improved Performing Arts Center. Light food and drinks will be available.


math lecture

Eye On Art Lecture

Everything Your Math Teacher Never Taught You or Tales from Both Sides of the Brain, Part II
with Gail Harrison Roman, Ph. D.

Wednesday, April 20
10:00 – 11:00 am

Tickets: $10

A continuation of our fall lecture.

Mathematics and design are sister arts. Since the ancient world, artists and architects have used mathematical concepts in their creations, and not always consciously or accurately! This lecture will explore the mathematical applications and manipulations used by painters, sculptors and architects through the ages.

Gail Roman, Ph.D in art history, Columbia University. Gail is a curator and lecturer with expertise in Russian avant-garde art and architecture and is widely published in catalogues, journals, and books.  Gail is also a seasoned lecturer at professional conferences and at major museums and universities in the U.S. and Europe.

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Bling: One Hundred Years of Beautiful Jewels
with Margot Clark-Junkins

Wednesday, May 4
7:00 – 9:00 pm

Tickets: $25

A lecture on the past century of jewelry followed by champagne and a Pop-Up Fine Jewelry Boutique.

Margot Clark-Junkins, M.A., History of Design & Curatorial Studies from Parsons School of Design with Cooper-Hewitt, Smithsonian Design Museum; contributing writer, The Rye Record.

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Spring Gala

SAVE THE DATE!
Friday, May 6

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Metropolitan Museum of Art
Best of the Met: Beautiful Jewels

Thursday, May 19
10:00 am – 12:00 pm

Tickets: $35

The Metropolitan Museum is one of the cultural treasure troves of the world. We will focus specifically on the highlights of the museum’s breath-taking collection of jewelry.

1000 Fifth Avenue
New York, NY
www.metmuseum.org

Tour led by Margot Clark-Junkins, M.A., History of Design & Curatorial Studies from Parsons School of Design with Cooper-Hewitt, Smithsonian Design Museum; contributing writer, The Rye Record.

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UntermeyerEye On Art Tour

Untermyer Gardens

Thursday, June 2
10:00 am – 12:00 pm

Tickets: $35

Visit this recently-restored historic garden with a quintessentially American “boom or bust” story behind it, with specimen trees, sculptures, intricate mosaics, ancient columns, and an unparalleled view of the Hudson River.

945 North Broadway
Yonkers, NY
www.untermyergardens.org

Tickets: $35

Tour led by Margot Clark-Junkins, M.A., History of Design & Curatorial Studies from Parsons School of Design with Cooper-Hewitt, Smithsonian Design Museum; contributing writer, The Rye Record.

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Instructor/Student Exhibit
Opening Reception

Saturday, June 4
1:00 – 3:00 pm

FREE!

Celebrate the works of the talented instructors and students at The Rye Arts Center. This community favorite is a culmination of works by young and old, novice and accomplished.


Student Music Recitals

Saturday, June 4 and June 11: 3:00 pm and 5:00 pm
Sunday, June 5 and June 12: 11:00 am, 1:00 pm, 3:00 pm, 5:00 pm

FREE!

Join us for our year-end culmination of performances by students and instructors.