Ryman Arts: Highlights of 2018

By Marilyn Nguyen (Ryman ’11), Development Coordinator

From offering our very first Alumni Fellowship to reaching our highest number of accepted applicants from outreach to date, 2018 was a phenomenal year for Ryman Arts. As we enter 2019, we want to share with you some of the greatest moments of last year! Here are the highlights:

Ryman Arts parents made the most creative snacks!


Fostering the Next Generation of Artists

By Marilyn Nguyen (Ryman ’11), Development Coordinator

This holiday season, we want to share with you three heart-warming stories of how the Ryman Arts program nourishes our students’ passion for the arts and fosters the next generation of artists. The impact of Ryman Arts begins in the studio classrooms, like in Emily C.’s story, and extends into a lifelong connection with the arts, as seen with our recent alumna Bailey S. (Ryman ’18) and our longtime alumnus and supporter Kevin C. (Ryman ’06).


The Disneyland Alumni Club helps out Ryman Arts

By Mark Eades, Disneyland Alumni Club, Ryman Arts Supporter

It was a beautiful Sunday at Walt’s Barn in Los Angeles, a perfect day and place for a special moment.

The moment was when Diane Brigham, executive director of Ryman Arts, stopped by to receive a donation of $500 to the Ryman-Carroll foundation from representatives of the Disneyland Alumni Club.

Mark Keiser, president of the Disneyland Alumni Club, along with Richard Ferrin, its vice-president, presented her with the check.


Ryman Arts Announces Exciting Once-in-a-Lifetime Auction

Don't miss a chance to win one of Ryman Arts’ 28th Annual Be a Hero Fundraiser Auction Experiences below.
Purchase your tickets to the Sklar Creative Visionary Award Celebration for your chance to win these once-in-a-lifetime experiences!


Ryman Arts Announces Black Panther Creative on VIP Panel

Black Panther’s Director of Photography Rachel Morrison will join the VIP panel at the Sklar Creative Visionary Award Celebration on Nov 7

By Marilyn Nguyen (Ryman ‘11), Development Coordinator


Ryman Arts Students and Alumni Collaboration Inspired by Marvel

By Marilyn Nguyen (Ryman ’11), Development Coordinator 

In addition to high quality fine art instruction, college and career counseling, and supportive services to talented high school students, Ryman Arts also provides unique opportunities for students and alumni to experience the thriving creative industry of Southern California.


Ryman Arts Alumna Mayra Moran - Painting the Stories of Los Angeles

By Mayra Moran (Ryman '10) 

As a Ryman Arts alumna of 2010, Mayra Moran reflects on her experiences in the program 8 years later and how it has shaped her personally, academically, and professionally. Inspired by her time at Ryman Arts, Mayra is pursuing a creative and socially engaging career. Today, she has contributed to the public art landscape of Los Angeles by creating murals for non-profits including Global GLOW, Wise Readers to Leaders, and Compton Initiative to produce a positive change in her community.


What Do You See? Interpretations of the 2018 Student Exhibition

By Marilyn Nguyen (Ryman '11), Development Coordinator

Now in our final weeks of the 2018 Student Exhibition, we asked the staff of Ryman Arts to share their interpretations of selected works on display. The exhibition, featuring over 150 artworks, ends on August 5th with a closing reception from 12:00-3:00 PM. Come see the show before it closes, and share some of your interpretations with us.

Diane Brigham, Executive Director



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