Events

Thursday, September 17, 10:00 am – 1:30 pm

Eye on Art Tour at Storm King Art Center

Join us this fall for eye-opening tour of Storm King Art Center 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.

Fee: $35

Transportation is not included. We will meet at Storm King Art Center (1 Museum Road, New Windsor, NY 12553). Advance registration is required. Please see website or call for more details.

 


Wednesday, September 23, 10:00 – 11:00 am

Our Love Affair with Public Art, with Margot Clark-Junkins

People flock to art in public places. Why? What works and what doesn’t? We will look at art in the public sphere, from public plazas to sculpture parks to street art. Why do some works cause controversy (Banksy’s graffiti art, Richard Serra’s “Tilted Arc”) while others engender admiration and good will (Anish Kapoor’s “Cloud Gate” in Chicago, Christo’s draping of Central Park).

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.

Fee: $10

You may pay in advance or at the door.

 


Saturday, October 3, All Day Event!

Painters On Location

Live Auction: 6:15 pm

On Saturday, October 3, 2015, more than forty professional artists will paint the town, parks, beaches, landmarks, buildings, landscapes, and scenic beauty of Rye and its surrounding areas in a one day plein-air paint-out.

A reception to view the wet works will take place on October 3, 4:30 – 6:00 pm, with a live art auction starting at 6:15 pm in the Performing Arts Room at The Rye Arts Center. Painters on Location is free and open to the public. Additional works by the artists will be on display in the Gallery Monday, September 21 – Saturday, October 3. These works will be available for purchase through a silent auction.

FREE – Bidding Paddles $20

 


Thursday, October 8, 10:00 am – 12:00 pm

Eye on Art Tour at Philip Johnson Glass House

Join us this fall for an eye-opening tour of Philip Johnson Glass House. Transportation is not included. We will meet at Philip Johnson Glass House (199 Elm Street, New Canaan, CT 06840). Advance registration is required.

Fee: $50

 


Saturday, October 10, 3:00 – 5:00 pm

Opening Reception Tracy Burtz: The Art of the Study – Exploring the Emotions of Women in Painting

Artist’s Statement: Unlike many painters, I like to do small studies while I am working on a painting. They allow me to consider compositional issues, and as I resolve them, I incorporate the resolutions into the large painting. Recently, I’ve also found emotional nuances in the studies, which I did not expect. The cross-fertilization between painting and study has proven to be a rich resource for exploring the emotional depths of my paintings/models.

On view in the Gallery October 10 – November 21

FREE

 


Thursday, October 15, 7:00 pm

STEAM in the Community: A Panel Discussion

Join us for a lively panel discussion featuring panelists who have successfully integrated STEAM thinking, ideas, and tools into the public consciousness and moderated by Stoked on STEAM. The STEAM movement uses Science, Technology, Engineering, the Arts, and Mathematics as entry points for engaging students, while sharpening their critical thinking skills. This approach to learning provides students with the tools they need to develop problem solving skills and innovate within areas that interest them. As more and more schools and institutions adopt this way of thinking into their curriculum and offerings, it has become increasingly important for parents to become aware of the benefits and opportunities that are associated with STEAM.

Panelists:

Neesha Rahim, Co-Founder of LevelUP Village, levelupvillage.com
Margaret Kaufer, President of STEM Alliance of Larchmont/Mamaroneck, lmstemalliance.org
Jenny Lawton, Chief Strategy Officer, Littlebits, littlebits.cc

FREE - Please register in advance; seating is limited

 


Saturday, October 24, 3:00 pm

Student Music Recital

Join us for a celebration of the Halloween season with performances by students in costume.

FREE

 


Saturday, October 31

Halloween Art: Duct Tape Mask Workshop, with Richela Fabian Morgan

Ages 8 – 9, 10:00 – 11:30 am

Ages 10 & up, 12:00 – 1:30 pm

From furry animals to scary ghosts, you can create your own Halloween mask that is also weather resistant! All materials will be supplied.

Fee: $20 per workshop (members receive discount)

 


Wednesday, November 4, 10:00 – 11:00 am

Everything Your Math Teacher Never Taught You: Mathematics and Art, with Gail Harrison Roman, Ph. D.

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. Open to anyone with an interest in art history.

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, major museums and universities in the U.S. and Europe.

Fee: $10 – you may pay in advance or at the door.

 


Thursday, November 5, 10:00 am – 12:00 pm

Eye on Art Tour at the Chelsea Galleries

Join us this fall for an eye-opening tour of the Chelsea Galleries led by Katharine Dufault. Katharine studied fine art, photography,and graphic design at Anglia Ruskin University before coming to New York. She graduated with honors from Columbia University with a degree in Painting and Literature, and has curated several exhibitions for The Rye Art Center.

Transportation is not included. We will meet at the Chelsea Galleries (New York, NY) (Specific meeting location TBD). Advance registration is required. Please see website or call for more details.

Fee: $35

  


Thursday, November 5, 7:00 pm

Ladies Comedy Night: SHE SAID WHAT!?

Back for an encore, Kim Berns, along with Karen Bergreen and Jessica Kirson will be at The Rye Arts Center for a night of laugh out loud comedy. Last year was a sell out so reserve your tickets early!

Tickets go on sale September 8.

Tickets: $95 (Limit of 4 tickets per person) Light fare will be served.

 


Saturday, November 7, 10:00 am – 12:00 pm

Wearable Art: Duct Tape Bags Workshop for Adults

Learn how to make a no-sew clutch bag – all out of duct tape. Duct tape and all bag hardware will be supplied.

Fee: $35 (members receive discount)

 


Saturday, November 21

Make a Thanksgiving Turkey out of Polymer Clay! with Terry Taylor

Ages 6 – 8, 2:00 – 3:00 pm
Ages 9 – 11, 3:00 – 4:00 pm

Come celebrate fall at The Rye Art Center! Get ready for Thanksgiving by creating a cute polymer clay turkey sculpture with local artist, Terry Taylor, author of Clay Play! Ms. Taylor shows students how to transform simple balls and coils of polymer clay into a one-of-a-kind cute turkey sculpture. Includes all supplies.

Fee: $10 per workshop (members receive discount)

 


Thursday, December 3 (time TBD)

Eye on Art Tour at Dia:Beacon

Join us for an eye-opening tour of Dia:Beacon. Transportation is not included. We will meet at Dia:Beacon (3 Beekman Street, Beacon, NY 12508). Advance registration is required.

Fee: $35

 


Saturday, December 5, 1:00 – 3:00 pm

Opening Reception: Member Exhibit

Join us as we celebrate our diverse population of artist members!

On view in the Gallery December 5, 2015 – January 9, 2016

FREE

 


Saturday, December 5: 3:00, 5:00 pm

Student Music Recital

Join us for a celebration of the season with performances by students and instructors.

FREE

 


Saturday, December 5, 10:00 am – 12:00 pm

Duct Tape Board Game Workshop with Richela Fabian Morgan

Ages 9 & up

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. All materials will be supplied.

FEE: $35 (members receive discount)

 


Sunday, December 6: 11:00 am, 1:00, 3:00, 5:00 pm

Student Music Recital

Join us for a celebration of the season with performances by students and instructors.

FREE

 


Sunday, December 13, 3:00 pm

Holiday Concert and Sing-Along

Come hear a variety of traditional holiday favorites performed by mu­sic faculty and friends. Add to the spirit by joining in a sing-along for the whole family. Hot chocolate and cookies will be served.

FREE