Gothic Ambience Abounds at Rye Arts Center

The allure of dark romanticism, the macabre and the supernatural has fascinated writers, artists and composers for centuries. Creative energies that capture the Gothic spirit allow entry to the dark sides of fantasy and irreconcilable levels of reality. Rye Arts Center (RAC)’s current exhibition, Artists of the Night: Gothic Literature Scenes, Songs and Stories, showcases … Read More »

From Quilts to Durags: Fabric Works Encourage Social Change

“To be sure, there are many ways to use fabric in search of artistic meaning,” says ArtsWestchester CEO Janet Langsam. “In this exhibition, we are encouraging artists to use fabric as a way to point out issues of social consequence.” The exhibition Langsam refers to, The Social Fabric, on view in ArtsWestchester’s gallery through January … Read More »

Picture Book Art: Connecting Children to the World Around Them

  This fall, two Westchester museums celebrate picture book art and the artists who use stories to imagine new worlds for children. Rye Arts Center (RAC) and Katonah Museum of Art (KMA) elevate picture book art with their current exhibitions, delving into themes like folklore and justice. For its The Magic of Storybook Animals exhibit, … Read More »