Big Bang Gala

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Big Bang Gala:

Celebrating STEAM

Friday, May 6, 7pm
Whitby Castle
330 Boston Post Road, Rye
An evening of discovery, dinner & drinks cocktail attire

Honoring Gail Harrison Roman, PhD and Gary Mack

Please join us for an evening of celebration and fun! The Big Bang Gala will highlight The Rye Arts Center’s award-winning STEAM programming.

Our honorees, Gail Harrison Roman, PhD and Gary Mack, have been integral to the success of these programs. We hope you’ll join us in thanking them for their dedication and vision.

danielglaudeThe Big Bang Gala will be your opportunity to experience some of the ways that we integrate the arts into science, technology, engineering, and mathematics. It will also be your opportunity to support these programs and keep Rye on the cutting
edge of creativity and learning.ismaelcheco

Entertainment for the evening will include music by The Daniel Glaude Quintet and YouTube sensationChristopher Bill. You can watch master painter Ismael Checo transform a blank canvas into a masterpiece, and have an artist draw your caricature on paper or digitally. 3D printers will create objects before your eyes, and students will show off the skills that they’ve learned at The Rye Arts Center.

You will also have the opportunity to win a wide selection of auction prizes and sign up for unique and exciting experiences.

The funds raised at the Big Bang Gala, will enable The Rye Arts Center to purchase laptops, tablets, 3D printing materials, and more. We need your support to develop new classes so that we can continue to lead the charge on STEAM education!


About the Honorees


Gail Harrison Roman, PhD is an art historian, curator, and lecturer whose work has been widely published in catalogs, journals, and books. At The Rye Arts Center, she has been a driving force for quality and growth for decades. Her leadership and vision have been invaluable through her tenure as a member of the Board and Advisory Council. She has brought arts education directly into the classrooms for thousands of children through our Famous Artists Program. Finally, her philanthropic support has enabled countless programs and improvements at The Rye Arts Center including the creation of a MakerSpace.



Gary Mack, MAT/Special Ed. does the impossible. He captures the attention and excitement of young students, helping them develop skills while instilling a love of learning. Mr. Mack, or “The Mackgician,” has taught at The Rye Arts Center since 2006. A selection of his classes include: Minecraft, Creative Building, Digital Architecture, Engineering using LEGO/K’NEX, and numerous Computer Coding classes. His expertise and passion have been integral to the success of STEAM education at The Rye Arts Center.


About STEAM Education at The Rye Arts Center

Processed with VSCOcam with c1 presetThe Rye Arts Center prepares the next generation for the modern world through the lens of creativity. In 2004 The Rye Arts Center opened its Digital Arts Lab and began offering Digital Photography and Creative Building. Over the past twelve years – with the creation of a MakerSpace and a catalog of over 100 STEAM classes each year – The Rye Arts Center has become a leader in STEAM education.

Laptops, 3D printers, tablets, software cost more than brushes and canvas. We need your help to stay on top of the newest technologies.

The Big Bang Gala is your opportunity to drive our STEAM programming forward! Join us to celebrate STEAM and keep our community on the cutting edge of creativity.