Tanuja Desai Hidier

Fusion Music

A Children's Carnival

Chakra: Wellness Event

Monsoon Wedding

Kama Sutra


The Rye Arts Center and the Indo-American Arts Council present:

Colors of India: A Celebration Of The Contemporary Arts Of India

Festival Chairs: Sandhya Subbarao & Gail Roman


The Art of Modern India January 12th - February 15th

Opening Reception Exibition: Off Center: The Art of Modern India
Sunday, January 12th, 4- 6 pm
This exhibit of Indian masterpieces, curated by Sundaram Tagore, surveys the evolution of modern art in India. Borrowed from many prominent collections, this exhibition will be on display for the first time at The Rye Arts Center. Gallery Hours are Monday - Friday, 10-5, Saturday 1-4, or by appointment.
Admission is free.
Event chairs: Gail Roman & Carol Volow

Book Reading: Tanuja Desai Hidier
Tuesday, January 21st, 7:30 pm
Celebrated author, Tanuja Desai Hidier reads from her debut novel Born Confused. Set largely in the context of New York City's explosive Bhangra/Asian Underground club scene, it is a multicultural coming-of-age story that follows Indian-American heroine Dimple Lala through a summer that turns her world on its head. The heart of Born Confused is about learning how to bring two cultures together without falling apart yourself in the process.
Admission- $12 RAC members, $15 for non-members, $8 for students & seniors
Event Chairs: Gaura Narayan & Carol Essert Sangam:

Fusion Music:
Friday, January 24ch, 8 pm
Dust off your groove thing and come out for this electrifying evening of new South Asian artists presenting their unique merging of traditional Indian music and dance with Western influences. This evening promises to bring the audience to their feet. Organized by "The Diasporadics," a not-for-profit organization committed to showcasing the work of emerging South Asian artists. Artists include Raeshem Nijhon, Kalikut Root, Rez Abbasi, and Chrysalis Guild. Please visit the RAC website For complete bios. Admission- $12 RAC members, $15 for non-members, $8 for students & seniors
Event Chairs: Jayashree Jaidev & Jane Pearson Mela:

A Children's Carnival:
Sunday, January 26th, 12 -3 pm
Join us for a fun-filled Indian carnival presented by children for children. Come watch the folk dances of India, learn to wrap a saree, make an incense burner, or decorate a royal elephant! Revolving presentations and hands-on activities will teach about Indian rife and culture. Children will take away crafts and new knowledge of their Indian peers. All children under 10 must be accompanied by an adult.
Admission- $7 RAC member children, $8 for non-member children /member adults, $10 for non-member adults
Event Chairs: Subha Sundaram

Film: Monsoon Wedding
Thursday, February 6th, 7:00 pm
With screenwriter Sabrina Dhawan Sabrina Dhawan's first feature length screenplay, Monsoon Wedding, directed by Mira Nair, captured the hearts of audiences around the globe (not to mention awards and the high praise of critics). The film's universal themes of love and marriage arc delivered inside a distinctively Indian framework, prodding access to contemporary Indian family life. Ms. Dhawan will share with the audience the process of writing, and her experience of seeing that writing come to life. Admission- $12 RAC members, $15 for non-members, $8 for students & seniors
Event Chair: Renuka Nayar

Khajana: Bazaar:
Saturday, February 8th,10-5 pm and Sunday, February 9th, 12-5 pm

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