Butterfly sculpture project uplifts community, supports local educational programs
Nearly a dozen colorful butterfly sculptures are on display on the Village Green in Rye, to not only uplift the community coming out of a pandemic but to also support local educational programs.
The butterflies are a public arts project called Rye's Above. It is a fundraising collaboration between the Rotary Club and Rye Arts Center.
Half of the proceeds will go to the Rye Arts Center and the other 50% will go to the Rye Rotary, which provides college scholarships.
About 30% of the artists are from Rye, and the others are mostly from Westchester.
Artists from all over the world were invited to submit applications and proposals for different butterflies.
Some of them have deep meaning and others are just there as a beautiful display in response to the whole process of butterflies opening out of a cocoon.
The butterflies are not only spreading their wings on the Rye Village Green.
There are about 25 smaller butterflies that are also taking flight on display in storefront windows all around Rye.