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Black Artists In The Spotlight : Currents of Creativity

The Rye Arts Center proudly announces the launch of an exhilarating art exhibition, Black Artists in the Spotlight: Currents of Creativity, in honor of Black History Month curated by Kicki Storm. This compelling exhibit will feature emerging and established Black Artists. It will open on January 25, 2024, and run through February 29, 2024, with a special opening reception on February 1, 2024, at 6:30 pm, including a DJ and light fare.


This event invites art collectors, patrons of the arts, community members, artists, and art

enthusiasts to experience the diverse stories and perspectives showcased through a curated

selection of works. Black Artists in the Spotlight: Currents of Creativity will amplify the voices of Black Artists,

providing a platform to recognize their profound contributions to the global art scene. Through

this dynamic exhibition, The Rye Arts Center encourages the community to engage with the rich

tapestry of creativity, cultural significance, and innovation within the Black Artistic Experience.


In the words of Curator and Board Member Kicki Storm:

“I am thrilled to curate Black Artists in the Spotlight: Currents of Creativity. We have an incredible group of diverse artists representing up-and-coming generations from the region and beyond. I am honored to share their work with the community. They work in various painting techniques, mixed media and digital, to create their figurative and abstract art, collages and/or works with a social message. The art expresses the life and experience of the artists. Their work reflects their America. Art is about inspiring us. Enjoy the show. This exhibition is a testament to the diversity and depth of Black Artistic Expression, inviting everyone to join us in acknowledging and appreciating the contributions of Black Artists to the global art landscape.”


As part of the month-long celebration of Black History Month, The Rye Arts Center is pleased

to announce additional events at a special Jazz Concert on February 2, 2024 at 8:00PM

This concert will feature The Jones Factor and unique artist Monte Croft,

promising an evening of soulful melodies and captivating rhythms that pay homage to

the rich tradition of jazz within the black cultural experience. The Rye Arts Center will

also host an Artist Talk on February 10, 2024, offering visitors a unique opportunity to

engage directly with the featured artists and gain insights into their creative processes!


For more information or questions about the gallery, please reach out to Sarah Mackay,

Gallery & Performing Arts Coordinator: sarahmackay@ryeartscenter.org OR 914-967-

0700 ex.30


Press/Media Contact: Lauren Emerson, Marketing Coordinator

Phone: 914-967-0700 ex. 26

Email: laurenemerson@ryeartscenter.org


About The Rye Arts Center:

The Rye Arts Center is a vibrant, multidisciplinary cultural institution with a mission to inspire

life-long enthusiasm and participation in the arts through best-in-class artistic offerings and

educational programs. We strive to have a positive impact on our local communities by bringing

attention to the importance of The Arts, creating a destination for diverse voices, and by

providing meaningful artistic opportunities.


Event Location and Ticket Information

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The Rye Arts Center
51 Milton Road
Rye, New York 10580
Handicap Accessible? Yes

Date: Thursday, January 25, 2024 - Thursday, February 29, 2024
Times: All Day

Ticket pricing:
Free event