- Photo by Jo Bryan
Adam Levi Rises to the Top at Rye Arts Center
The Board of Directors of The Rye Arts Center is pleased to announce Adam Levi as the new Executive Director. Levi has deep roots with the arts organization, where he has worked for 20 years in a variety of roles, including Senior Director, Art School Director, Media Arts Director, instructor, and graphic designer. During his tenure he has developed a number of innovative programs, including the award-winning STEAM program, the first of its kind in Westchester. The relationships Mr. Levi has built with artists and instructors have been crucial to the Center’s growth and allowed it to serve as a resource for many communities. In recent months, he has guided the organization’s online efforts as it pivoted to virtual classes and lessons due to the pandemic.
He replaces Meg Rodriguez, who after five years at the helm, left to pursue another passion, real estate, with Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices in Westchester and Greenwich. “The Board recognizes the tremendous impact Meg has had on our community and the strong legacy she leaves behind,” said Board President Rob Weber. “She put her indelible mark on the organization, building partnerships, establishing The Rye Arts Center Public Art Initiative, expanding the scholarship program, and guiding the organization in expanding its reach and service to the region.”
Weber added, “We are very fortunate to have a natural successor in Adam, who over the past 20 years has played a major role in nearly every program at The Rye Arts Center. We are excited for the future of the organization under Adam’s leadership.”
The RAC’s new Executive Director said, “I am honored to be given this opportunity. During my two decades at The Rye Arts Center, I’ve seen first-hand just how important our programs are for our students and visitors. The needs and interests of the communities we serve will remain at the heart of every step forward that The Rye Arts Center takes.”
The Rye Arts Center is the largest multi-arts center in Westchester, featuring a wide range of visual, performing, media, and literary arts classes and programs for all ages and skill levels. Through its many classes, lessons, exhibitions, performances, and outreach initiatives, the RAC reaches a diverse population of over 40,000 people annually from Westchester and beyond. This summer, more than 100 classes are being offered in the arts. Visit www.ryeartscenter.org for more information and to register.