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.


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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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Opening Reception

Saturday, January 30
3:00 – 5:00 pm

FREE!

Winter White: An Absence of Color presents 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. 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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POL image2Art Collectors Forum

Thursday, February 25
7:00 pm

Tickets: $15 general / $10 members

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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Winter White -FBWinter White: The Absence of Color
Curator Tour led by Katharine Dufualt

Wednesday, March 2
10:00 – 11:00 am

FREE!

Join us for an informative tour of Winter White: An Absence of Color led by curator Katharine Dufault. Gain an insider’s look into how this exhibition was put together and learn about the wide range of art works included.

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Christie’s Prints & Drawings

Thursday, March 3
10:00 am – 12:00 pm

Tickets: $35

Enjoy a preview of post-war and contemporary art work about to go on the block at Christie’s popular “First Open” auction. Since its launch in the spring of 2005, First Open sales provide the perfect venue for collectors to discover emerging artists and to explore lesser-known works by well-established names.

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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ffe110c4-a82d-4ccb-8ff5-131e840b692dWorkshop: 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.

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Events - Faculty ConcertThe 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!

Featuring:

Naseer Ashraf, Savannah Bisset, Gerry Fitzgerald, Anne Bach Fumasoli, Matt Garrison, Jason Jacob, Grace Kim, Rachel Weishoff, and Jessica Westerman


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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1395994252A FREE educational lecture from Golden Paints
The A-to-Z of Acrylics
…plus: Williamsburg Oil Paint and QoR Watercolors

Friday, April 1
9:30 – 11:30 am

FREE: Registration Required

The GOLDEN Acrylic Lecture Demo is a fun, fast-paced, and informative 2-hour lecture covering a technical review of acrylics and their varied application possibilities. The lecture demo will present information on pigments types, characteristics, heavy body, fluids, OPEN paints, gels, mediums, pastes, iridescents, and much more.

All participants who register in advance will receive free product samples and an extensive literature packet, including hand-painted color charts and creative ideas using Golden products.

Presented by author/artist Patti Mollica.

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Eye On Art Lecture

Everything Your Math Teacher Never Taught You: Mathematics and Art, Part I
with Gail Harrison Roman, PhD

Friday, April 1
10:30 – 11:30 am

Tickets: $10

By popular demand, a repeat presentation 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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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.

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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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board gameDuct 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! Apply critical thinking skills 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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Saturday, April 16
7:00 pm

General: $30 / Members $20 (discount for advance sales only)

Three veteran musicians will bring their progressive style of blues to Rye, infusing contemporary issues into a genre steeped in tradition.

Collectively, Phil Wiggins, George Kilby, Jr., and Sherman Holmes have performed in the world’s most prestigious concert halls. On April 16, they will bring their world-renowned music to The Rye Arts Center.

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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, PhD

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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The Ground Glass

André Kertész: An Artist’s Life
A lecture by Robert Gurbo

Wednesday, April 20
7:00 – 9:00 pm

FREE

The Ground Glass and The Rye Arts Center are pleased to host curator Robert Gurbo for a talk that offers an intimate and personal look at the life and work of André Kertész.

André Kertész (1894-1985) was an undisputed master of photography. Widely seen as the father of photojournalism and street photography, he created much of the visual vocabulary of the medium that is still in use today. In a body of work that spans much of the 20th century, Kertész created deceptively simple images of everyday life that reflected his own state of mind and questioned his very existence and relationship to the world around him.

Robert Gurbo worked with Kertész over the last seven years his life and has spent the past 38 years combing through the archive. He has contributed numerous essays to catalogs and magazines. Gurbo is also the author of three books on Andre Kertész and coauthor of Andre Kertész, the catalog that accompanied the 2005 National Gallery retrospective.

He interweaves the photographer’s work into the timeline of Kertész’s complicated life story, offering his unique and personal perspective.

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FullSizeRender (1)Hidden Opening Reception

Saturday, April 30
1:00 – 3:30 pm

Hidden is a solo exhibition of new mixed media works by Lucette Runsdorf.

Artist, Lucette Runsdorf employs a variety of different, and sometimes random, materials to create her art. Everyday items such as old letters, photographs, and books are used throughout her work and layered with other objects and colors to create different textures, shapes, and themes. Runsdorf’s use of mixed media allows her to explore and manipulate tangible items and challenge the relationship between connections and separations and past and present experiences.

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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

Celebrate Mother’s Day a little early by joining us for a talk on 100 years of beautiful jewels.

Bliss out on bling from Van Cleef to Verdura.

Afterwards, enjoy a glass of champagne and peruse our one-night-only “pop-up” jewelry boutique from Runsdorf Associates.

Lecture presented by Margot Clark-Junkins, M.A., History of Design & Curatorial Studies Cooper Hewitt, Smithsonian Design Museum


web squareBig Bang Gala

Friday, May 6
7:00 – 11:00 pm

Please join us for an evening of celebration and fun! The Big Bang Gala will highlight The Rye Arts Center’s award-winning STEAM programming.

Our honorees, Gail Harrison Roman, PhD and Gary Mack, have been integral to the success of these programs. We hope you’ll join us in thanking them for their dedication and vision.

Entertainment for the evening will include music by The Daniel Glaude Quintet and YouTube sensation Christopher Bill. You can watch master painter, Ismael Checo will transform a blank canvas into a masterpiece, and have an artist draw your caricature on paper or digitally. 3D printers will create objects before your eyes, and students will show off the skills that they’ve learned at The Rye Arts Center.

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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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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.