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Art Gallery

From Ramle to New York: Fares Rizk

October – November, 2020
OPENING RECEPTION: Saturday, October 3, 1 pm – 4:30 pm


The “It” Bag, 2020, Acrylic on canvas

Amanda Lepore, 2001, Oil on canvas

A collection of vibrant and dynamic paintings depicts the life and times of Palestinian American artist Fares Rizk, who is also the highly celebrated drag queen, Sultana. Fares has spent his life studying the works of Picasso and Matisse and it shows in his expressive use of color and stylized designs. Fares’ works capture the spiritual, poetic, and quiet moments in time and leave you wanting to know more of the story.  


Meditative Art Mondays on Zoom
Every Monday, 6:30-7:30 pm

Join meeting via Zoom with ID 976 1122 9194

We will create a quiet and safe atmosphere for a short meditation and the exploration of art materials and techniques.



Folk Art Fridays on Zoom
Every Friday, 10-11 am

Join meeting via Zoom with ID 941 9076 1394

We will learn a different folk art tradition from around the world every Friday.  For a list of supplies needed, please email: haifa@ypl.org



Applications for exhibits may be sent in digital form to: thegallery@ypl.org

Application packages may be addressed to: 
Gallery Committee, Riverfront Library, One Larkin Center, Yonkers NY 10701.

Applications should include:
• Artist’s statement on the work to be presented
• Artist’s C.V.
• Up to three references from other galleries and/or peer artists.


The Riverfront Art Gallery is located on the 4th floor of the Riverfront Library, the main branch of the Yonkers Public Library. It opened in 2009.  The gallery exhibits contemporary, nationally and internationally acclaimed artwork. The mission of the gallery is to present a diverse and balanced schedule of exhibits of high caliber, progressive artwork and related programs not frequently seen in Yonkers and surrounding communities. The exhibit schedule is managed by a committee that is appointed by the library director.  Haifa Bint-Kadi is the curator for the gallery and head of this committee. 
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pertaining to past and future exhibitions.