DATES TO REMEMBER...
Ryman Arts has a full calendar! Here are some save the dates to mark down in your calendar:
March 22: Patron Lunch & Tour at CSUF
May 3: Conspiracy to Steal Art (Auction) in Laguna Beach
June 25: 2014 Graduation Ceremony & Student Exhibition Opening Reception at the California African American Museum
June 24 – July 19: Student Exhibtion on display at the California African American Museum
July 16: Disneyana Benefit Dinner
September 20: An Affair of the Art
Please contact the Ryman Arts office at (213) 629-2787 with any questions.
RECENT & PAST EVENTS...
FEB 23: SPECTACULAR CHARITY GALA!
A special evening to raise funds for Ryman Arts organized by our friends at MiceChat!The spectacular evening will start with a champagne cocktail reception and silent auction, complete with hors d'oeuvres and the opportunity to mingle with Disney legends followed by an elegant dinner with entertainment. More than a dozen Disney celebrities, legends, artists and Broadway stars will be in attendance.
Celebrity guests in attendance include Bob Gurr, Floyd Norman, Dick Jones, Lisa Davis, Margaret Kerry, Mike Peraza, Anneliese van der Pol, Chandra Lee Shwartz, J. Elaine Marcos, Michelle Loucadoux, Miller Tai, and Sharon Wilkins.
As dinner wraps up, some of Broadway's brightest young stars will entertain us in a remarkable cabaret-style performance of Disney songs hosted by the fabulous Michael-Leon Wooley (Louis the Alligator from Disney's Princess and the Frog). We'll share a touching tribute to the late Diane Disney Miller by Disney Imagineering Legend, Marty Sklar. And we'll wrap up the evening with the opportunity to bid on some rare and fun treasures in support of Ryman Arts.
Our special appreciation goes out to Todd Regan, founder of MiceChat.com, and Scarlett Stahl for planning this event, and to all the Disney celebrities who are participating.
The Big Draw LA, is a month-long audience participatory drawing initiative that spans the region and the globe, returning to Los Angeles for the fourth year this October. The Big Draw LA creates opportunities for people of all ages and backgrounds to discover that drawing can enhance how they see, think, and invent. There are over 75 drawing events taking place across Southern California throughout the month of October . Visit The Big Draw LA website to find an event near you!
Local organizations—clubs, schools, community centers, museums, and neighborhoods—have already posted their public drawing events. Along with three events by Ryman Arts at Grand Park, Grand Central Art Center, and a TedX event, others are hosted by organizations including the Skirball Cultural Center, Fullerton Public Library, California Art Institute, Camera Obscura Building, E.V.E. Studio, Los Angeles Public Library, Grand Park, Fowler Museum, Gallery Girls, One Eyed Gypsy, and San Gabriel Valley Pride.
PHOTOS ARE UP! - VISIT OUR FACEBOOK FAN PAGE TO VIEW!
Stroll our lively street of Working Artists, Gallery Art, Food and Drink—an evening of Fun with (and in) the Arts! Back by popular demand with exciting New Features!
Celebrate the Southern California car culture with Chip Foose and the creative team that brought you the amazing CARS LAND at Disney California Adventure® Park.
You'll see how designers like Chip Foose and Pixar's Bill Cone study color schemes for settings and characters... watch Walt Disney Imagineering writer extraordinaire Kevin Rafferty and illustrator Chris Turner develop the storyboard sequence for Radiator Springs Racers... see rockwork designer Zsolt Hormay demonstrate how the Ornament Valley buttes were modeled. Imagineer Kathy Mangum, Executive Producer of Cars Land, will be your host... and "interpreter"! And then—join the Fun for our exciting "A Fair of the Arts"!
Special Thanks to Our 2013 Sponsors...
Interested in being a Sponsor for next year?
Please contact Michelle Lee at email@example.com or (213) 629-2787.
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VIEW PAST AFFAIR EVENTS HERE
On Thursday evening, July 11th, the Disneyana Fan Club will kick off its DisneyanaMania 2013 convention with a Welcome Dinner in support of Ryman Arts. This year’s event will celebrate "The 100th Birthday Celebration of Marc Davis" with matching entertainment. As you are served dinner at your seat, you will be seated with a Disney Celebrity at your table and there will be a live auction with our very popular auctioneer, Bill Atwood. This special fundraising event is a separate ticketed event and it is open to ALL Disneyana Fan Club members to attend. Read more details here.
The event will be held at the Crowne Plaza Resort - Anaheim/Garden Grove located at 12021 Harbor Blvd., Garden Grove, CA 92840. Price is $95 per person. Please register now - here.
2013 Student Exhibition
On view through July 6, 2013
Come see the Ryman Arts Student Exhibition of 215 artworks by recent
Ryman Arts graduates and students!
Location: California African American Museum
600 State Drive, Exposition Park, Los Angeles, CA 90003
Admission is FREE
Parking is available in the Exposition lot at 39th and Figueroa St for $10
Gallery Hours: Tuesday - Saturday, 10 am - 5 pm
Sunday, 11 am - 5 pm
Saturday, June 22
5 pm - 8 pm
Location: SALTFINEART, 1492 south pacific coast highway, Laguna Beach CA 92651
Tickets: $25 - Call the Ryman Arts office at
Deals so good they're steals. Join in on the conspiracy plot June 22nd at the Saltfineart gallery. Intelligence has collected that this event will be hosted by Saltfineart, Sue Greenwood Fine Art, and The George Gallery to benefit Ryman Arts. Enjoy gourmet food and drink catered by the local Wine Gallery while top secret agents conduct both a live and silent art auction offering over 40 works by several CONFIDENTIAL artists, including one rare piece by Herb Ryman.
To see the full auction catalog, click below.
To purchase tickets, call (213) 629-2787
2013 Ryman Arts Graduation
The Ryman Arts 2013 Opening Reception & Graduation Ceremony date is set for
Tuesday, June 4th from 6 pm - 8 pm , at the California African American Museum (CAAM).
All are invited, so mark your calendar now!
Location: CAAM - 600 State Drive, Exposition Park, Los Angeles, CA 90003
Admission is FREE
Ceremony begins at 6:15 pm
Parking is available in the Exposition lot at 39th and Figueroa St for $10
Expo Line: Use Exposition Park stop
To RSVP, call (213) 629-2787 or email firstname.lastname@example.org
STUDENT EXHIBITION AT GRAND CENTRAL ART CENTER
On View: Now Through May 26th
If you haven't already, come by Grand Central Art Center to view new works by our talented teens who attended the Ryman Arts program's Spring 2013 semester on the campus of CSUF! These talented high school artists traveled from 32 different cities across Orange County and Los Angeles counties every Saturday to the campus of CSUF in order to study the fundamentals of drawing and painting.
Location: Grand Central Art Center
125 N. Broadway, Santa Ana, CA 92701
Gallery Hours: Closed Mondays and Holidays
Tuesdays - Sundays: 11 am – 4 pm.
Fridays & Saturdays: 11 am – 7 pm.
Date: Saturday April 20th 2013
Time: 11:00 am to 1:00 pm
Location: CSUF Grand Central Arts Center, 125 N. Broadway, Santa Ana, CA 92701
RSVP at: email@example.com
A two hour welcoming event and reception to introduce the Ryman Arts program to the Orange County community. The event will consist of workshops, tours of the CSUF Grand Central Arts Center, a brief welcoming ceremony by Ryman Arts representatives at noon, art discussions with MFA students from CSUF, and discussion opportunities with Ryman Arts staff and Grand Central Arts Center graduate students and staff. Executive Director Diane Brigham will be attending, including some Ryman Arts board members and staff.
This event will bring together local students, families and art lovers to participate in hands-on arts activities while also celebrating the Opening of a new art display at the CSUF Grand Central Arts Center, featuring artwork by Ryman Arts students. Additionally, this is presented in association with Grand Central Art Center’s Art Day, a part of Imagination Celebration.
This exciting and interactive event will provide guests with the opportunity to participate in hands-on classes to sharpen their arts skills, including a drawing workshop taught by Ryman faculty member and Santa Ana-based artist Sergio Rebia.
Guests will also make sketchbooks and learn about the upcoming Big Draw public drawing campaign at a workshop presented by artist Justin McInteer. The art display will feature new works of art by Orange County students who are part of the Ryman Arts program. The exhibit will be open to the public from April 20 through May 24.
This event will be open to the public, and we are extending an invitation to all high school students interested in the fine arts, art instructors, artists, parents, community supporters, and anyone else who might be interested in learning more about Ryman Arts.
Wednesday, April 3rd
5 pm - 7 pm
$35 | $25 for RAAA members
The amazing Edison bar in Downtown Los Angeles has added a refreshing new cocktail creation to their menu: "The Happy Herbie"! Named after Herbert D. Ryman, this rye based cocktail consists of Templeton Rye Whiskey, jasmine liquor, lemon juice, and baked apple bitters. A generous and gracious supporter, The Edison is bigheartedly donating a portion of the proceeds from the drink to Ryman Arts. Since launching the "Happy Herbie" the drink is already making the press - See the video from ABC's Eye On LA below and read the article from Examiner.com. Don't forget to share the good news with others and spread the word to try a "Happy Herbie" at The Edison!
They have also been recently featured in Bacon Today - read more here.
The Edison is located in the heart of The Higgins Building, on the corner of 2nd & Main off Harlem Place Alley, at 108 W. 2nd Street, #101, Los Angeles, CA 90012. Visit their website - www.edisondowntown.com/main.htm.
JOIN US for a free up close tour of the Ryman Arts classes at our new site on the campus of Cal State Fullerton - March 16th! 10 am - 12 pm
Saturday, March 2nd
11 am - 6 pm
Grand Park in Downtown Los Angeles
Come visit the Ryman Arts booth at BookFest! Ryman Arts students and alumni will be teaching visitors a basic book making project and providing information about the program. Kids' storytime, arts and crafts, musical performances and pop-up book shops will be sprawled across Block One and Two of the park, stretching from Grand Avenue to Hill Street.
See you there!
FREE Mix & Mingle Alumni Mixer!
Join us on December 14th at 6 pm for a
FREE MIX AND MINGLE get together at the studio of one of our successful Ryman Alumni, Oscar Magallanes.
Refreshments will be provided.
RSVP at firstname.lastname@example.org or call (213) 629-2787.
Do your holiday shopping & support Ryman Arts! We are having a holiday sale until Dec 24 at our online shop: 50% off fine art prints, 20% off books, and free standard shipping!
The Big Draw LA 2012!
The Big Draw LA is a regional celebration of the act of drawing during the month of October. The Big Draw LA creates participatory opportunities for people of all ages to discover that drawing can help us look more closely, inspire creative thinking, communicate with others, and have fun in the process. Ryman Arts launched the inaugural Big Draw LA in October 2010. By 2011 the events more than doubled to over 60 with over 10,000 Angelenos drawing during the month-long initiative.
Make Your Mark in the Park - BDLA Flagship Event, OCT 14
Our Big Draw LA flagship event, Make Your Mark in the Park, presented by Ryman Arts in association with Active Arts at the Music Center and Grand Park, was a big success!
Hundreds attended the event at Grand Park and drew together on paper stretching FIVE city blocks from The Music Center Plaza to City Hall.
Soon, the drawing will be photographed and showcased as a scrolling panorama online at www.thebigdrawla.org
See photos from the event on facebook - click here.
Last year's panorama and more information can be found at www.thebigdrawla.org.
To learn more about the event or sponsorships, please email email@example.com or call (213) 629-2787.
View the full BLDA brochure - PDF [2mb] click here.
At the home of Marty & Leah Sklar...
Saturday, September 29, 2012
Twenty Third Annual Art Show and Sale
Benefiting Ryman Arts Core Programs
When you have a popular tradition like "An Affair of the Art", you only consider changing it when it can be even more fun - both for our guests and for our artists. We think we found a way, when the 2012 "An Affair of the Art" became "A Fair of the Arts"!
To read more about An Affair of the Art
and SEE PHOTOS from the evening - Click Here.
Interested in being an Event Sponsor for next year's event?
Please contact Michelle Lee at firstname.lastname@example.org or (213) 629-2787
For more information - click here
"Gennie Rim, former Pixar and Disney manager, is the curator of the First 10+Art Show, a passion project assembling artists that she has worked with during her years in the industry. The twelve hand-picked, artist assemblage brings together animation talent from various studios: Blue Sky, Disney, Maverix, Pixar and Wild Brain..." - read more, here.
Our very own alumnus De'Von Stubblefield will be featured in the show too! AND, a portion of
the show's proceeds will go to support Ryman Arts!!!
The Ryman Arts 2012 Student Exhibition is on view through July 24th! If you haven't done so already, take the time to admire our students' excellence at the California African American Museum. If you have already seen the exhibition, visit again and invite family and friends along!
Admission is FREE
Gallery Hours: Tuesdays - Saturdays, 10 am - 5 pm and Sundays, 11 am - 5 pm
CAAM: 600 State Drive, Exposition Park, Los Angeles, CA 90003
Parking is available in the Exposition lot at 39th and Figueroa St for $10
This exhibition is presented in partnership with the California African American Museum. This program is funded by the National Endowment for the Arts, Los Angeles County Arts Commission and the Los Angeles Department of Cultural Affairs. Special thanks to Otis College of Art and Design and major supporters including the Angell Foundation, Annenberg Foundation, Carl & Roberta Deutsch Foundation, Green Foundation, Herb Alpert Foundation, Rose Hills Foundation, Sharon D. Lund Foundation, and the Walt Disney Co. Foundation.
Launch of Play Me, I'm Yours
Join us this Thursday, April 12th at noon for the “lunch launch” of Play Me, I’m Yours. The Los Angeles Chamber Orchestra, in collaboration with UK artist Luke Jerram, is presenting a public art installation placing 30 pianos in accessible spaces across LA County over the course of three weeks. Play Me, I’m Yours will also celebrate the 15th anniversary of LACO’s music director and world-renowned pianist, Jeffrey Kahane.
Each of the 30 pianos is decorated by local artists or community organizations, including one specially decorated by our talented Ryman Arts students as part of our Community Arts Club! Representing our diverse student body, and the true diversity of Los Angeles, our piano will be placed at the Wells Fargo Center on Bunker Hill in Downtown Los Angeles. To open the installation, pianists at each site will be performing the Complete Preludes from Bach’s The Well-Tempered Clavier, Book 1 tomorrow at noon. Our piano will be played by Austrian-Taiwanese pianist Rueibin Chen.
We hope you will join us this Thursday at noon to kick off the first project of our Community Arts Club at the Wells Fargo Center on Bunker Hill. For more information on the city-wide project, or to view a map of the pianos throughout Los Angeles County, please visit http://streetpianos.com/la2012/.
Drawing by Ashley Healy (Ryman '06)
A Sketch Back in Time: Ryman Arts
featuring the work of Ryman Arts students, alumni and faculty
Thursday, November 10th
5 pm - 10 pm
648 South Broadway (7th & Broadway)
Los Angeles, CA 90014
As part of the Downtown Los Angeles Art Walk, The Salon at Clifton's is hosting a special one-night only Ryman Arts exhibition featuring work inspired by Downtown Los Angeles and the woodland wonderland of Clifton's Cafeteria. Artwork will be available for sale.
Join us for this evening of art, music, and refreshments in the heart of Historic Downtown!
Celebrate the Joy of Drawing
with Ryman Arts!
Join Ryman Arts alumni as they lead
a multi-media drawing workshop for all ages
Monday - July 4, 2011
12:00 – 3:00 p.m.
Create Art CarsatRIDEMAKERZ in the Downtown Disney District!
Have fun, help raise money for Ryman Arts, and take home your very own custom RIDE
…all for FREE!
Students and alumni are invited to come make custom Art CarsatRIDEMAKERZ. Build them there, and then take them home to continue creating your very own and unique amazing Art Cars! Using RIDEMAKERZ RIDEZ as a starting point, we’re challenging you to turn them into your own works of art. Paint, sculpt, draw, collage – do whatever you can to make them incredible! Rebecca and other Ryman Arts staff will be there along with the RIDEMAKERZ crew to help you begin creating your own custom RIDE.
RIDEMAKERZ is an interactive toy-store where Customizers make their own customized toy cars (RIDEZ). You can choose from dozens of car bodies – Mustangs, Challengers, Vipers, Corvettes, vintage Hot Rods, characters from the Cars movie, trucks, NASCAR racers, and more - and from hundreds of accessories, including custom rims, tires, engines, side pipes, street glow and more. Then, you will get to BUILD YOUR RIDE right there in the shop!
Bring your completed Art Car to the Ryman Arts graduation on June 7, where it will be on display for the evening. The most imaginativeRIDEZ will be specially selected for sale at future events to benefit Ryman Arts. Those of you who haveRIDEZ selected for sale will have an opportunity to make another onefor yourself atRIDEMAKERZ, again free of charge.
Saturday, May 21 - Pit times: hourly 2:00 – 6:00 p.m.
Dream: A Collectors’ Brunch for Ryman Arts
Wednesday July 14, 2010
9:30 a.m. - 12 noon
A featured event of the NFFC Disneyana Fan Club
Annual Convention in Anaheim, California
Special guests included:
Marty Sklar, Disney Legend and President of the Board of Directors of Ryman Arts
Tom Sito, Disney animator recipient of the June Foray Award at the 2010 Annie Awards
Jennifer Cody, Broadway actress, the Voice of Charlotte in Princess and the Frog, recipient for Best Animated Voice Artist at Annie Award
Michael Leon Wooley, Broadway actor (Voice of Louis the Jazz Musician Alligator in Princess and the Frog)
Diane Brigham, Executive Director of Ryman Arts.
2010 Student Exhibition at the California African American Museum
May 28- July 6, 2010
California African American Museum
Teaching Artist Robin Palankar enjoying her student's work in the 2010 Student Exhibition.
2010 Student Graduation
On June 15, 2010 Ryman Arts congratulated students on their work in the
Ryman Arts Program and celebrated Herbert Ryman's 100th birthday.
Drawing the Line: From Concept to Collecting
from the collection of BNY Mellon
May 11, 2010 - 6:30 pm to 8:30 pm
The Pacific Club
4110 MacArthur Boulevard
Newport Beach, CA 92660