This fall you can enjoy a wide range of arts opportunities right here in Rye! The Rye Arts Center offers a growing catalog of classes and workshops embracing both traditional arts and cutting-edge art forms. Among the many new opportunities are drop-in open studio times where you can explore, tinker, and enjoy unstructured time for creativity. Eye On Art will continue to lead tours and discussions. Stand-up comic, Kim Berns, will lead an adult comedy class. Children can compete in a Minecraft Build-off Tournament. This season also heralds The Rye Arts Center’s first BYOB paint class!
Exhibitions will explore Cuba through a photographic lens, small reasonably priced works by dozens of artists, and fine art photography from The Ground Glass. Performances include a dance party with Cocomama’s Latin fusion music, Coffeehouse Music at Le Pain Quotidien, Ladies Comedy Night, and one-act play readings.
This year’s fall lineup will highlight Cuban culture with a series of events called Cuba! A Hot Celebration. The series will include an exhibition, a dance party, workshops for children and parents, a book signing, and a discussion of photography in Cuba.
ExhibitionsCUBA: From the Rooftops to the Streets
On View: September 17 - October 22
Reception: Saturday, September 24, 3:00 - 5:00 pm
Photography by JoAnn Cancro featuring her perspective during her journey to Cuba.
Small Works Exhibition and Sale
On View: November 2 - December 3
Reception: Saturday, November 19, 4:00 - 6:00 pm
Small works by dozens of artists. Each piece will be no larger than 12” x 12” and will be affordably priced.
A Gathering of Light: The Fine Art Photography of The Ground Glass.
On View: December 10 - January 14
Reception: Saturday, December 10, 1:00 - 3:00 pm
A group show presented by The Ground Glass, a Westchester-based association of fine art photographers.
New large-scale sculptures will be presented on our lawn at 51 Milton Road and in Rye Town Park.
PerformancesCocomama Dance Party
Saturday, September 24 at 7:00 pm
A night of dance, food & drinks with music drawn from Afro-Cuban, Caribbean, Jazz, & South American styles.
RAC Live! Coffeehouse Series
September 29, October 20, and November 10 at 7:00 pm
Enjoy live music, dinner, and drinks in this series of performances at Le PainQuotidienin downtown Rye.
She Said What?! Ladies Comedy Night!
Thursday, November 3, 7:00 pm
Join usfor another round of laugh out loud comedy featuring Kim Berns, Robin Fox, and the 2016 Ladies of
Laughter National Newcomer Winner.
Play With Your Food
October 17 and November 14 at 12:00 pm
Enjoy a gourmet lunch followed by a program of on-act plays read by terrific professional actors.
Sunday, December 11 at 4:00 pm
Begin a new holiday tradition with an afternoon of heartwarming short plays and stories with family and friends.
A Selection of New Arts Education and Hands-On OpportunitiesThere are nearly one hundred classes and workshops to choose from as well as private and group music instruction. Here is a selection of some new classes we offer.
Eye On Art
Tour: Affordable Art Fair, Friday, September 30, 11:00 am
Art Collectors Forum: Collecting and Caring for Photographs, Wednesday, October 5, 6:30 pm
Tour: Glass House, Friday, October 21, 10:30 am
Explore unique exhibitions and locations and learn about collecting and owning art.
October 19 or October 20
Schools, parents, or teachers can sign-up to learn lesson plans and activities that can be brought into classrooms to teach visual literacy. The topic this fall is Architecture.
Loosen Up and Paint!
Thursday, October 27 at 6:00 pm
A BYOB evening of self-expression through paint. No paint-by-numbers, no pressure to be perfect. If you’ve never picked up a paintbrush, make this your first time.
Minecraft Build-Off Tournament
Saturday, November 19, 1:30 pm
Presented in conjunction with the Digital Arts Experience, participants will have one hour to show off their Minecraft skills. Judges will determine a winner. All participants will go home with a prize.
Drop-In Open Studios
Ceramic Studios, Tuesdays 9:00 am - 12:00 pm
MakerSpace, Wednesday 6:15 - 8:15 pm
Explore our MakerSpace and Ceramics Studio. Come once or often. Perfect for novices who would like to learn something new and experts who want to tinker.
Global Web Designers
Ages 12 & Up
Mondays, 3:45 - 4:45 pm
Be A Stand-Up Comic (For at least 5 minutes)
Tuesdays, 7:30 - 8:30 pm
Join comedian Kim Berns for a fun, scary, and exciting course culminating in a family and friends comedy night with you as the star!
For more information and details visit us online at www.ryeartscenter.org where you can find our complete Fall Guide. Call to learn more 914-967-0700 or stop by our main office on 51 Milton Road, Rye, NY.
Photograph by JoAnn Cancro