Art Works by Alison Nicholls and Sean Murtha

Art Works by Alison Nicholls and Sean Murtha

lison Nicholls is an artist inspired by Africa. She lived in Botswana and Zimbabwe for several years and returns to Africa on a regular basis to sketch in the fields, work with conservation organizations, and lead Art Safaris for Africa Geographic. While anatomical correctness is important in her work, her color palette is chosen to set the mood or indicate a time of day. Washes of transparent color both obscure and reveal the animals in her paintings. Alison is a member of The Explorers Club; the Salmagundi Club; Artists For Conservation; and the Society of Animal Artists. Her work has been widely exhibited and she makes a donation to African conservation organizations from every purchase of her

Jazz Concert!

Jazz Concert!

John Fumasoli and The Jones Factor Return to The Rye Arts Center with Guest Musician Chieli Minucci
Friday, March 2, 2018, 8PM

John Fumasoli and The Jones Factor will bring their high-energy jazz back to The Rye Arts Center for a performance you won’t want to miss on Friday, March 2, at 8PM. The 10-piece ensemble will be joined by guest artist Chieli Minucci to bring you an evening of hot jazz standards, high-energy funk, and R & B.

The Jones Factor draws its 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.

Guitarist, composer, and arranger Chieli Minucci is longtime leader of the Grammy-nominated jazz-fusion group SPECIAL EFX, featuring Chieli Minucci, a major force on the jazz and world music scene for 35 years. Besides writing and performing his own music, Chieli shares his guitar brilliance throughout the entertainment world. He has recorded and performed with many top artists, such as Celine Dion, Lionel Richie, Jennifer Lopez, Jewel, Mark Anthony, Michael Bolton, Anastasia, as well 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 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, and others. Chieli’s original scoring work can be heard in live stage productions of Peter Pan, Dora the Explorer, Thomas the Tank Engine, and others.

Chieli Minucci & Special EFX released their 35th anniversary CD in spring of 2017, entitled, Deep as the Night.

Tickets are $35 in advance/ $40 at the door (discount for members). Purchase tickets online, call (914) 967-0700, or stop by The Rye Arts Center at 51 Milton Road, Rye.

Seating is very limited in this intimate setting. Don’t miss out!

$5,000 Grant from Newman’s Own Foundation

$5,000 Grant from Newman’s Own Foundation

The Rye Arts Center Receives a $5,000 Grant from Newman’s Own Foundation

The Rye Arts Center has been awarded a $5,000 grant from Newman’s Own Foundation, the independent foundation created by the late actor and philanthropist, Paul Newman. The award to The Rye Arts Center was made by Newman’s Own Foundation as part of its commitment to the encouragement of philanthropy.

This grant to The Rye Arts Center will be used to sustain and grow many of the organization’s outreach programs, including: $25,000 in need-based scholarships; Dance for Parkinson’s Disease which creates a creative a rejuvenating opportunity as well as a supportive community for people who suffer from Parkinson’s Disease; Arts Education for Port Chester Head Start; After School Programs at partnering organizations in Rye, Port Chester, Mamaroneck, and Greenwich; Free Girls Who Code classes; a wide range of free programming throughout the year, and much more.

We are grateful for the support of Newman’s Own Foundation! Newman’s Own Foundation turns all net profits and royalties from the sale of Newman’s Own products into charitable donations. To date, Paul Newman and Newman’s Own Foundation have given over $495 million to thousands of charities around the world.

Grant from Westchester Community Foundation

Grant from Westchester Community Foundation

The Rye Arts Center Receives Grant from Westchester Community Foundation

The Rye Arts Center was awarded a $20,000 grant from The Westchester Community Foundation. This donation will be used to sustain and grow many of the organization’s outreach programs, including:

Free Arts Day & Maker Day
In addition to sustaining the already popular Maker Day (April 14, 2018), this grant enabled The Rye Arts Center to present its first Free Arts Day in January. Combined, these events provide free and engaging activities for more than 1,000 people throughout the region.

Arts Education for Port Chester Head Start
Since 1981, The Rye Arts Center has partnered with Port Chester Head Start to provide weekly arts education to underserved pre-school children. The grant from WCF will enable the program to keep up with a growing demand, enriching the education of nearly 300 children.

After School Programs
The Rye Arts Center works with the Don Bosco Center in Port Chester and the Community Resource Center in Mamaroneck, the Boys & Girls Club of Greenwich as well as in many public schools throughout the region. This grant will allow these programs to grow.

Girls Who Code
The Rye Arts Center now offers free weekly Girls Who Code classes to provide a supportive environment to help girls learn to see themselves as computer scientists.

Free Programming
The Rye Arts Center presents free performances, exhibitions, and workshops throughout the year. This grant helps support these programs to help to make the arts accessible to all.

Meg Rodriguez, Executive Director of The Rye Arts Center says, “While most people know about our classes and exhibitions, few people realize how extensive our outreach programs are. This generous grant will ensure the success and growth of a few of those programs, and extend quality arts education to thousands of children.”

WESTCHESTER COMMUNITY FOUNDATION’s mission is to connect generous people to the causes they care about and invest in transformative ideas and organizations to improve lives and strengthen our community. WCF is a division of The New York Community Trust, one of the largest community foundations in the country, with assets of approximately $2.6 billion.

Synergy at The Rye Arts Center

Synergy at The Rye Arts Center

A new sculpture has arrived on the lawn of The Rye Arts Center. Synergy by Maryland artist, Brent Crothers, is constructed of countless recycled copper fittings and pipes soldered together to create a nearly six-foot tall egg-like sculpture.

The copper pipes are a rather fitting medium for Crothers, the son of a plumber. Synergy is part of a series he developed called the Water Wars Series.

"My brother knew I'd been sick for a long time and called to tell me that the price of scrap copper was higher than it had ever been, so one day I walked up to the studio with the intention of gathering the copper for recycling to bring in a little cash. It only took moments for me to realize that there was too much beauty, too much history in these old pipes and fittings to recycle in that manner. Thus started the 3 year project to create this sculpture now known as Synergy. Many memories merging to make a difference." - Brent Crothers

When Crothers was twenty-four he purchased twenty acres of undeveloped forest where he began following his artistic intuition, using the materials of the forest create works. He honed his skills at the Maryland Institute College of Art and the Rinehart School of Sculpture where he earned his MFA.

His works have appeared in a number of museums such as The Baltimore Museum of Art, The Delaware Museum, and The Art Museum of The America’s in Washington, DC. His sculptures are included in numerous private and public collections both domestic and overseas.

Synergy will remain on view through the spring of 2018. It is part of The Rye Arts Center’s Public Art Initiative spearheaded by local artist, Bob Clyatt. This program is made possible in part by grants from ArtsWestchester and The New York State Council on the Arts as well as a grant from The Westchester Community Foundation.

Cabaret Night!

Cabaret Night!

Everybody Knows I’m Guilty: A LawnChair Theatre Cabaret
at The Rye Arts Center

The Rye Arts Center and LawnChair Theatre are pleased to announce their first LawnChair Theatre Cabaret. Everybody Knows I’m Guilty is a cabaret concert of two of the master songwriters of our time, Leonard Cohen and Randy Newman.  

Newman and Cohen have each explored love, loss, religion, and politics, in finely-crafted songs that have the theatricality of short plays. In Everybody Knows I’m Guilty, Cohen’s spirituality and honesty and Newman’s skepticism and irony work together, as our company of performers present the best of these two musical poets.

Peter Green, Artistic Director of LawnChair Theatre and Rye Middle School social worker, is partnering with Musical Director Kinny Landrum, a composer, and keyboardist who has worked with Leonard Cohen and is best known for his work as the synthesist on the Grammy winning soundtrack of Twin Peaks.

Audiences will be delighted by the eight performers who remind us that the human voice is an instrument that can convey beauty while tapping into deep emotional truth. All were professionally trained as actors or singers.


  • Jeffrey Aldana: Port Chester native and international recording artist.

  • Lynne Barasch: South Salem resident, actor and singer-songwriter.

  • Matthew Casey: teacher for the Port Chester schools and the Carver Center. Matthew has performed on multiple occasions for the Downtown Theatre Cabaret in Bridgeport, and played Demetrius in LawnChair Theatre’s 2017 A Midsummer Night’s Dream.

  • Anthony Malchar: Yonkers resident who has performed at Westchester Broadway Theatre and played the title role in Curtain Call’s 2017 production of The Who’s Tommy.

  • Rachel Schulte: Greenwich Academy drama teacher and artistic director of the Lipstick Project, a Fairfield county theatre group dedicated to providing all-female productions. Rachel played Helena in LawnChair Theatre’s 2017 production of A Midsummer Night’s Dream.

  • Lisa Spielman: Rockland county resident, board member of Nyack’s Elmwood Playhouse and frequent performer in Westchester and Fairfield Counties. By day, Lisa is a Ph.D. research psychologist and biostatistician.

  • Julie Thaxter-Gourlay: Port Chester-based actor who has frequently been seen in LawnChair Theatre productions and onstage throughout Westchester and Fairfield Counties. Julie’s last LawnChair Theatre role was as Puck in A Midsummer Night’s Dream.

  • Danielle Valdes: resident of Briarcliff Manor, self-described mother, voice teacher, musical director, recording artist, and certified fitness and kickboxing instructor.

 Tickets are available for Friday, January 26 and Friday, February 2 at 8:00 pm at The Rye Arts Center, located at 51 Milton Road. Tickets can be purchased by calling the 914-967-0700 or online at

 Wine and beer will be available for sale.

Sculpture Now Permanent in Rye Town Park

Sculpture Now Permanent in Rye Town Park

Since August 2016, Cope, by artist Damien Vera, has delighted visitors of Rye Town Park. Until recently, the sculpture had been on loan from the Art Students League of New York as part of The Rye Arts Center’s Public Art Initiative. With the approval of The Rye Town Park Commission, The Rye Arts Center has purchased the sculpture so that it can remain in the park permanently.

 "Cope is a wonderful addition to Rye Town Park,” says President of the Rye Town Park Commission, Gary Zuckerman. “It adds another dimension to the concept of enhancing the passive uses of the Park. Placing artistic endeavors within its natural beauty further adds to Rye Town Park's symmetry and elegance.”

The sculpture was first installed in Manhattan’s Riverside Park along the Hudson in 2012. It is 14’ tall and is comprised of five curved steel towers. The outward-facing sides of each are made of stainless steel. The inward-facing sides consist of a more harsh and industrial steel. Hidden within each structure is a sculpture of a human figure, visible through a small slit. The figures will only be seen by the most inquisitive of viewers. “I want it to be for curiosity,” explains Vera who wanted to create an environment with which the viewer could interact.

Cast against the beachside park, some see the structures as sails or fins, while others see a shining claw breaking through the earth. The artist encourages viewers to use their imagination and find their own interpretation.

“This was an opportunity we couldn’t pass up,” says Meg Rodriguez, Executive Director of The Rye Arts Center. “We’ve received an overwhelmingly positive response for the piece and were given the chance to purchase it for a fraction of its value.”

Patrons of The Rye Arts Center, Gail and Ted Roman and The Wallace Fox Foundation, donated the funds to purchase and maintain the sculpture. “As a permanent installation in Rye Town Park,” shares Gail, “Cope is a wonderful manifestation of The Rye Arts Center’s mission to inspire everyone’s interest in art that is ‘characterized by artistic tradition, educational value, and a spirit of innovation.”

Damien Vera, who grew up visiting Playland (situated just across the park) says, “The location just felt right.”

Some Like It Hot: Works In Encaustic

Some Like It Hot: Works In Encaustic

Reception: Saturday, January 20, 2018 5:00 - 7:00 PM
On View Through: February 17, 2018

The Greek word “enkaustikos” means “to burn in”. Encaustic painting is a technique that dates back to Ancient Greece. The process involves heating a mixture of beeswax, resin and pigments. The wax can then be applied to a porous rigid surface such as a wood panel, and further manipulated. Early examples of encaustic painting could be found adorning statues at the Acropolis or in the Faiyum Mummy Portraits of Egypt.

Some Like It Hot will introduce the community to a brief history of encaustic painting, and present the works of a number of contemporary artists who work in this ancient medium.

Exhibition Curator Katharine Dufault explains, “It is a highly adaptable medium and each artist has a distinct style and body of work. Their work will showcase the many beautiful properties of encaustic painting: rich color and luminous surfaces polished to a gloss; highly textured, layered, and modeled; embedded with mixed media.”

Participating artists will include Christine Aaron, Anne Bedrick, Binnie Birstein, Kathy Cantwell, Katharine Dufault, Roxanne Faber Savage, David Fox, Lorraine Glessner, Leslie Giuliani, Lisa Pressman, Pat Spainhour, Priya Tambe, Dietlind Vander Schaff, as well as students from both The Rye Arts Center and Pelham Art Center where Dufault teaches encaustic classes.

The Rye Arts Center’s gallery is free and open to the public. All are invited to enjoy an opening reception, Saturday, January 20, 5:00 - 7:00, where you can explore the works and meet many of the participating artists. Visit to learn about related classes, workshops, and a panel discussion.

Free Arts Day

Free Arts Day

Free Arts Day at The Rye Arts Center

Saturday, January 13, 12:00 - 3:00 PM

The Rye Arts Center’s Free Arts Day will provide you and your family with an afternoon filled with fun and creativity!

Enjoy interactive workshops in theater improv and singing. Find your rhythm in a drum circle. Meet music instructors and learn about a range of instruments.

Both children and adults can enjoy hands-on opportunities to dabble in painting, drawing, ceramics, and more. You can also discover The Rye Arts Center’s cutting-edge S.T.E.A.M. programs that include everything from 3D Printing to Creative Building, and more.

Parents with young children can learn about The Rye Arts Center’s always popular pre-school program, Half Day for Half Pints, and will even have an early-registration opportunity for the 2018-2019 school year!

Visitors will receive special discounts on class registration and membership!

For the hundreds of families who enjoy The Rye Arts Center’s popular Maker Day, expect a similar vibe of festivity but embracing the full spectrum of the arts presented at The Rye Arts Center.

2016 Press

2016 Press

 RAC Live Music Coffeehouse Series This Thursday On Purchase Street MyRye, November 9, 2016

 Rye Arts Center Dispenses Art for $5 a Piece The Journal News, November 7, 2016

 DNA Totem With Commentary On Earth’s Destruction Comes To The Rye Arts Center MyRye, October 5, 2016

 Calling All Artists And Treehuggers: 2016 Rye Healthy Yard Sign Design Contest MyRye, September 20, 2016

 2016 Rye Healthy Yard Sign Design Contest Rye’s Hamlethub, September 13, 2016

 Save the Date: Bob Weir, Book Festival, Air Show The Journal News, August 11, 2016

 Fall For The Arts At The Rye Arts Center Rye’s Hamlethub, August 10, 2016

 Fall at the Rye Arts Center SuzySaid, August 10, 2016

 Public Art Returning To The Park The Rye Record, July 21, 2016

 Late Rye Artist Turns 100 Rye City Review, July 15, 2016

 Sketching Rye Program Returns To The Library This Fall Rye City Review, July 7, 2016

A Year In Review At The Rye Arts CenterRye City Review, June 29, 2016

ArtsWestchester In White Plains Celebrates 2016 Arts Award WinnersWhite Plains Daily Voice, April 14, 2016

It Takes a VisionThe Rye Record, May 17, 2016

Hot Ticket to Collecting ArtThe Rye Record, March 25, 2016

Rye Arts Center Will Host Women In Media PanelThe Journal News, February 28, 2016

Arts to Warm a Wintry SoulThe Rye Record, February 20, 2016

Rye Arts Center Will Host Art Valuation PanelThe Journal News, February 13, 2016

Rye Artist’s Works Sell For $1.2 Million The Journal News, February 1, 2016

Art News: Rye Arts To Open Monochromatic Exhibit, moreThe Journal News, January 26, 2016

Make Our Day!The Rye Record, January 21, 2016

2015 Press

2015 Press

At the Rye Arts Center, Learning New Ways of CreatingThe New York Times, December 5, 2015

Rye Arts Center Kicks Off Season Of ‘Eye On Art’ ToursRye Daily Voice, September 23, 2015

Youth shelter residents, artist come togetherThe Journal News, July 11, 2015

The Rye Arts Center Welcomes New Board MembersRye Hamlethub, June 15, 2015

The Rye Arts Center Announces New Executive DirectorRye Hamlethub, June 08, 2015

Fryeday Night Live (Video)Rye TV, May 19, 2015

A Little Mid-Century MadnessThe Rye Record, May 2, 2015

Renaissance ManThe Rye Record, April 16, 2015

Rye Arts Center Announces “Mid-Century Madness” Gala HonoreesRye HamletHub, March 29, 2015

THE RYE ART SCENE: Eva Zeisel, Maker of Things-2The Rye Record, March 21, 2015

Arts Center Director Set to Retire – Page 11Rye City Review, March 20, 2015

A Double Win for the ArtsRye HamletHub, March 19, 2015

Summer Fun at The Rye Arts CenterRye HamletHub, March 2, 2015

‘Eva Zeisel: Ahead of the Curve’ Debuts at The Rye Arts CenterRye HamletHub, February 28, 2015

RAC Director Gates Leaves Long Legacy in Short TenureThe Rye Record, February 20, 2015

Focus On: Artist Irving HarperThe Wry Home, January 30, 2015

Rye Couple Takes Home 21K Harper SculptureThe Rye City Review, January 22, 2015

Rye artist Irving Harper, 98, finds successThe Journal News, January 18, 2015

Irving Harper Sculpture Sold At Auction To Benefit Arts CenterRye Hamlethub, January 17, 2015

Rye Arts Center Auction of Harper Sculpture Exceeds Expectations, The Rye Record, January 16, 2015

RAC Harper Exhibit and Its Rye Resident, January 8, 2015

Rye Artist Harper Showcased in FT in Advance of January 10th Rye Art Center, January 7, 2015

Pre-K Kids & MakerBots Together at Rye Arts, January 7, 2015

2014 Press

2014 Press

Holiday Hours For Rye Arts CenterInside Rye, December 25, 2014

The Extraordinary Paper Sculptures Of Mid-Century Modern Design Legend Irving HarperIf It’s Hip, It’s Here Blog, December 20, 2014

Reclusive US designer Irving Harper shows his animal sideThe Financial Times, December 20, 2014

An Extraordinary Event: An Irving Harper AuctionTech and Travel Mom, December 16, 2014

Irving Harper at The Rye Arts Center GalleryKristin Fields Blog, December 2014

Acclaimed Mid-Century Designer, Irving Harper, To Auction Private Work For CharityRye Hamlethub, December 10, 2014

Rye Arts Center To Auction Irving Harper’s WorkInside Rye, December 9, 2014

A Rare, Wild and Whimsical Opportunity for CollectorsThe Rye Record, December 6, 2014

Rye Arts Center is Participating in Giving TuesdayInside Rye, December 2, 2014

Rye Arts Center Thanksgiving HoursInside Rye, November 26, 2014

Created by Harper for HarperThe Design Within Reach Blog, November 25, 2014

Nothing Diluted About Brigitte LoritzThe Rye Record, November 7, 2014

Fabulous Four to Spearhead RAC Bank on Art CampaignThe Rye Record, November 7, 2014

Welcome to the RAC BoardThe Rye Record, October 9, 2014

Rye Arts Center Presents: Irving Harper “A Mid-Century Mind at Play”Inside Rye, October 5, 2014

Soaring on Paper Wings
An Exhibit of Irving Harper’s Art in Rye
The New York Times, October 3, 2014

The RAC Welcomes New Board MembersHarrison Hamlethub, September 30, 2014

This Mid-Century Legend Made Sculptural Magic Out Of Plain PaperGizmodo, September 26, 2014

The Stunning Paper Sculptures Of George Nelson’s Right-Hand ManFast Co. Design, September 26, 2014

The Power of the PenThe Rye Record, September 25, 2014

Irving Harper “A Mid-Century Mind at Play”Arts Westchester, September 20, 2014

Fall For Women: I’ve Got A Pen Event VideoRye TV, September 18, 2014

Whimsy by DesignThe Rye Record, September 15, 2014

“I’ve Got a Pen & I’m not Afraid to Use It” Kicks Off “Fall for Women”Rye Hamlethub, September 14, 2014

Gallery Opening Reception: Irving Harper: A Mid-Century Mind At PlayArtsWestchester, September 14, 2014

Group & Private Music Lessons Offered at Rye Arts CenterRye HamletHub, August 26, 2014

Taking a Chance on WritingThe Rye Record, August 22, 2014

Half Day for Half Pints: Creative Kids ProgramRye HamletHub, August 21, 2014

New Gallery Exhibit at Rye Arts CenterThe Rye Patch, August 12, 2014

‘Design Genius’ Displays Work At Rye Arts Center In SeptemberRye Daily Voice, August 12, 2014

Irving Harper: A Mid-Century Mind at PlayRye HamletHub, August 10, 2014

Fall For Women at Rye Arts CenterRye HamletHub, August 9, 2014

Rye Arts Center Announces Late Summer & Fall ProgramsRye Brook HamletHub, August 4, 2014

Master of the Mid-Century WildThe Rye Record, July 19, 2014

Hail to the Youngest GradsThe Rye Record, July 1, 2014

What’s Going On in RyeThe Rye City Review, June 6, 2014

Summer ClassesWestchester Magazine, June, 2014

The Fine Art of CommunityThe Rye Record, May 19, 2014

Sitting Pretty With #STEAMTech and Travel Mom, April 27, 2014

Those Beautiful ArtsThe Rye Record, April, 2014

Friday Night Leading LightsThe Rye Record, April, 2014

The Community-wide Sound of Music Coming from the Rye Arts CenterThe Rye Record, April, 2014

Column: Rye Arts Center picks up STEAMRye City Review, April 17, 2014

Rye art exhibit focuses on the chair as inspirationThe Journal News, April 10, 2014

RAC and Kickstarter: Creativity + Arts = InnovationRye HamletHub, March 25, 2014

‘Edge of the Seat’ Coming to RACRye HamletHub, March 18, 2014

Dance for Parkinson’s Class (Video)Rye TV, March, 2014

RAC Goes Local with New Solo ShowThe Rye Record, February 21, 2014

Last Week to See Local Artist Latkany’s ExhibitHamletHub, February 17, 2014

The Rye Arts Center’s Gala: SAVE THE DATE!The Rye Patch, February 2, 2014

Rye Students Use Posters To Stop Distracted DrivingRye Daily Voice, January 23, 2014

An ELECTRIFYING Art ExperienceThe Rye Record, January 23, 2014

Distracted Walking and Driving Poster Contest Winners HonoredHamletHub, January 21, 2014

What Does the Tooth Fairy Do With All Those Teeth?HamletHub, January 19, 2014

Rye Arts Center Launches ‘Remember When’ ExhibitRye Daily Voice, January 16, 2014

Rye’s Local Artist Regina Latkany’s Premiere ExhibitionRye Daily Voice, January 14, 2014

Rye Arts Center Classes Combine Art And ScienceRye Daily Voice, January 14, 2014

Full STEAM Ahead: The Maker Movement Comes to Rye! Westchester Magazine, January 11, 2014

Full STEAM AheadHamletHub, January 9, 2014

Free Family Day At The Rye Arts CenterThe Rye Patch, January 5, 2014

Rye Arts Center Hosts Maker-Day EventRye Daily Voice, January 4, 2014

Rye Arts Center’s Half Day For Half PintsThe Rye Patch, January 2, 2014

Full STEAM Ahead,, January, 2014

2013 Press

2013 Press

Full STEAM Ahead: Free Family Day, The Rye Record, December 18, 2013

Annual Members’ Exposition Begins At Rye Arts CenterHamletHub, December 6, 2013

Member Show Opens at Rye Arts Center, The Rye Record, December 5, 2013

Seriously FunnyThe Rye Record, November 21, 2013

MTV and Blue Sky Studios Execs: Named to Lead RAC Annual Appeal, The Rye Record, November 21, 2013

What She Said. In RyeThe Loop, November 8, 2013

N.Y. Photographers Group Shows First Exhibit At Rye Arts CenterRye Daily Voice, November 8, 2013

Happy Halloween! Send Your Costume Photos to PatchThe Rye Patch, October 31, 2013

En Plein Air and In The Gallery, the Rye Arts Center’s Luminous Landscape, The Rye Record, October 3, 2013

Howard Bratches Retrospective at Rye Arts CenterChrist’s Church, September 19, 2013

Bucket List Art: Rye Arts Center Painters On LocationTech and Travel Mom, September 18, 2013

City Extends Rye Arts Center’s Lease 25 YearsRye Daily Voice, September 16, 2013

Rye Arts Center Hosts ‘Half-Day For Half-Pints’Rye Daily Voice, September 12, 2013

In Plein Sight, The Rye City Review, September 12, 2013

‘Half Day for Half Pints’ at Rye Arts CenterThe Loop, September 10, 2013

New ‘Half Day for Half Pints’ Pre-K program offered at Rye Arts CenterThe Rye Patch, September 8, 2013

Student Photographer Brings Views Of Africa To RyeRye Daily Voice, August 30, 2013

Half-Day for Half-PintsThe Rye Record, August 23, 2013

Those Amazing Young Artists, The Rye Record, June 20, 2013

A Jewel of an Evening, The Rye Record, June 6, 2013

Graduation Day for Head Start StudentsThe Rye Record, May 23, 2013

RAC’s Geodes Show Nature is Art, The Rye Patch, May 7, 2013

Rye Arts Center Renewal; Land-Use, Fences, Upgrades and Parking; Rebuilding Rye ProjectsThe Rye Patch, May 7, 2013

Geode Display at the Rye Nature Center,, May, 2013

Rye Rocks Earth Day with Family FunTech and Travel Mom, April 20, 2013

Nature’s Art: Geodes from the Private Collection of Robert R. WienerWestchester Magazine, April 20, 2013

Nature is ArtThis and That by LJ, March 15, 2013

Rye Arts Center Presents Port Chester Schools with $10K Arts AwardThe Rye Patch, March 6, 2013

New Gallery of Faces at the Arts CenterThe Rye Record, February 7, 2013

Giving Her Heart to the ArtsThe Rye Record, January 27, 2013

2012 Press

2012 Press

In This Show, the Abstract Is Here and NowThe New York Times, December 7, 2012

Birds, Bees, and Eco-Images at Rye Arts CenterThe Loop, November 23, 2012

Rye Arts Center Exhibit Opening – From Where I Stand, Westchester Look, November 19, 2012

Coming Up: From Where I Stand at RACThe Loop, November 15, 2012

Artist’s Rye Exhibit Inspired By Trip to IndiaRye Daily Voice, October 2, 2012

Rye Arts Center Receives $2,500 GrantRye Daily Voice, September 24, 2012

Movin’ on Up at The Arts Center, The Rye Record, September 21, 2012

Roger Ball to Headline Rye Arts Center Jazz EventRye Daily Voice, August 29, 2012

Rye Arts Center Welcomes New President, Board MemberThe Rye Sound Shore Review, June 29, 2012

A Fantastic Art Exhibit Filled with Revolutionary IdeasTech and Travel Mom, June 2, 2012

The Human Form, UnleashedThe New York Times, June 1, 2012

Rye Arts Center Debuts New Exhibit, The Rye Sound Shore Review, May 25, 2012

Rye Arts Center Music School Holds Spring Recitals, The Rye Sound Shore Review, May 25, 2012

Figurative Sculpture at Rye Arts CenterThe Loop, May 15, 2012

Rye Arts Center Students Paint Mural in MamaroneckRye Daily Voice, May 6, 2012

Women in BusinessThe Rye Sound Shore Review, May, 2012

Rye Arts Center to Offer Summer Programs, The Rye Sound Shore Review, April 6, 2012

Figurative Sculpture Show to be held at The Rye Arts Center, The Rye Sound Shore Review, April, 2012

Focal Point: Sculpture at Home, The Rye Sound Shore Review, April, 2012

Rye Arts Center to Honor Board Member at GalaRye Daily Voice, March 27, 2012

Rye Arts Center Unveils New Quick Response CodeThe Rye Sound Shore Review, March 23, 2012

New Rye Arts Center Director Excited for FutureRye Daily Voice, March 7, 2012

Helen Gates Joins The Rye Arts CenterThe Rye Sound Shore Review, March 2, 2012

Rye Arts Center Receives Grant for Parkinson ’s Disease ProgramThe Rye Sound Shore Review, March 2, 2012

Year Round Creativity at The Rye Arts Center, The Rye Sound Shore Review, March, 2012

2006 - 1987 Press

2006 - 1987 Press


The Silly, The Erotic and The AdorableThe New York Times, November 11, 2006


Art Reviews; Turning Data Into Textured PaintingsThe New York Times, January 26, 2003


Art; Working at Careers Outside the LoopThe New York Times, February 7, 1999

Recognition for Regional ArtistsThe New York Times, January 31, 1999


Turning Beach Dross Into Works of ArtThe New York Times, September 4, 1994


An Eye for the Photogenic UnderdogThe New York Times, November 8, 1992

Trying to Separate Myth and Reality in the American DreamThe New York Times, April 26, 1992


Art; Architectural Visions, From the Drawing to the PhotographThe New York Times, May 29, 1991

Crafts: A History Told in Patches and PatternsThe New York Times, February 24, 1991


Rye Arts Center Returns to its HomeThe New York Times, September 6, 1987