Activities Outside Rye
And The Art Awards Go To…
The Mamaroneck Artists Guild Gallery in Larchmont will host an opening reception for its 2023 Members Group Awards Show from 3-5. Juror Lisa D’Amico, an artist, writer, educator, and curator, is dedicated to championing the Arts and Education.
The exhibit runs through October 14. Visit mamaroneckartistsguild.org or call 914-834-1117.
For over 20 years, Ladies of Laughter has served as a launching pad for female comedic talent, from Amy Schumer to Melissa Rauch. This year’s show at the Emelin Theatre in Mamaroneck features Jocelyn Chia, Sara Contreras, Marcela Onyango, and Marla Schultz. The curtain goes up at 8.
Tickets start at $37. Buy yours soon because the event typically sells out.
Earthly Delights at Untermyer
Experience the magic and wonder of Untermyer Gardens in Yonkers during Family Fun Day from 1-4. The afternoon begins in the amphitheater with a magic show featuring Sara Crasson & Bamberg the Bear. After the show, families can: enjoy a leisurely hayride along the rustic carriage trail starting at the top of the Rock and Stream Garden and going down to the Ruin Garden by the lion and unicorn and back; learn a magic trick with members of the Society of American Magicians; create unique recycled art sculpture using repurposed objects like CDs and vinyl records, water bottles, small toys, and more; take a family-friendly adventure tour of the gardens; and fly a kite on the big lawn outside the Walled Garden.
Tickets for all events can be purchased at untermyersgardens.org/family-fun-day.
A New Mix for Marsalis
Revered jazz saxophonist Branford Marsalis teams up with the innovative Orpheus Chamber Orchestra for a program that meets at the intersection of jazz and classical at the Purchase Performing Arts Center at 8. On the program are works by Debussy, Ibert, Lecouna, brand-new arrangements of works by Ravel and Gershwin, and the world premiere of a work by Antonio Garcia, commissioned by Orpheus.
For tickets, visit artscenter.org.
A Big Hand for the Clay
Join the Clay Art Center for its annual Hand in Hand Benefit and Auction from 4-6. Bid on items donated by regional and nationally recognized artists, and enjoy music, food, and great company.
There are so many reasons to support the Center, which this year is honoring some of the people and programs who contribute so deeply to their mission to “ignite a passion for clay!”
Now Showing at the Bruce
Connecticut Modern & Motherwell
For three decades, Connecticut was a true international center of innovation in the arts. Although turn-of-the-century landscape painting has been justly celebrated at the Bruce Museum and elsewhere, the significance of the state’s place in the history of 20th- century modernism has gone largely unnoticed. “Connecticut Modern: Art, Design, and the Avant-Garde, 1930-1960” runs through January 7.
Robert Motherwell (American, 1915–1991) is best known for the defining role he played in the history of post-war American painting. Motherwell cultivated a principled approach to abstraction based on his belief that “every aesthetic decision is ultimately ethical in origin.” His most famous series of chiefly black-and-white abstract compositions, known as the “Elegies to the Spanish Republic” was prompted by the historical trauma of the Spanish Civil War. “Robert Motherwell and Multiplicity” runs through December 3.
The Bruce Museum in Greenwich is open Tuesday through Saturday from 10 to 5. For more information, visit brucemuseum.org or call 203-869-0376.