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Rye Arts Center To Exhibit Residents' Works

The Rye Arts Center’s annual exhibition of members' and students' work will be from Jan. 13-26.
The Rye Arts Center’s annual exhibition of members' and students' work will be from Jan. 13-26. Photo Credit: File

RYE, N.Y. – The Rye Arts Center’s annual exhibition of members and students will feature a range of mediums, including digital art, traditional painting and drawing, sculpture, recycled art and more.

“We’re very proud of this show because it really does show off what we do here at the arts center,” said Adam Levi, the center's arts school director. The show’s opening reception will be from 3-5 p.m. Sunday at the Rye Arts Center, 51 Milton Road. The exhibition continues through Jan. 26.

The annual exhibition is part of the student learning process of showcasing, Levi said.

“Some of them have a fear of being judged and critiqued, but it’s important to exhibit their work and see how they have grown,” he added.

This year, the show will combine students and members and is open to all ages, as opposed to having separate shows for different age levels. All work is for sale and 20 percent of each piece sold will go toward the center.

“That’s part of the whole gallery experience they get to participate in,” Levi said. “Some of them don’t get the chance to exhibit in galleries. We’re lucky we have such a serious space and it’s exciting for all of us.”

Pieces will be exhibited in the Rye Arts Center gallery, performing arts room and main office gallery. Those wishing to submit must be a current Rye Arts Center members or must have been a Rye Arts Center student within the past year. The entry fee is $15; it is free for those who currently taking a class at the center, are younger than 12 or are an Artist Level member of the center.

Here are more particulars outlined by the center on submitting artwork for the show:

• Due to limited space, students are invited to exhibit one piece each.  Artwork should be framed or matted and ready for hanging (dimensions must not exceed 30” x 40”).  Work that is not ready for hanging will not be accepted.

• Please make sure your name is written on the back or bottom of your artwork, and a copy of the form for the show is attached. The form can be found online at ryeartscenter.org .

• All work must be delivered to the Rye Arts Center Gallery between 9:30 a.m. and 8 p.m. through Wednesday.

• Work must be picked up the week following the end of the exhibit, between the hours of 9:30 a.m. and 8 p.m., except Sunday. The center is not responsible or liable for artwork left after close of exhibition.

For more information, please contact Levi at 914-967-0700 ext. 24 or email adam@ryeartscenter.org .

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