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The Lyric Theatre  are looking for educators to participate in our ArtByRice Each One Teach One Educator Appreciation portrait series. This series will be held the weekend during Black History Month..
Each participant will have the option to schedule a photo session with one of the event photographers or submit an image special to them. The artist will select one or more images to create your portrait.
 Each participant may purchase the portrait in total, or sell 20 event tickets at each to guests that are welcome to join them at the unveiling of their portrait. 20 tickets is the minimum amount for a standard sized 24×36 portrait, larger pieces are available with additional ticket sales/cost.

The Lyric's Educators Series

Original Hand Painted Acrylic Portraits and Giclees

 This one-one-kind art concept captures the best aspects of mixed media artistry, delivering individual expression with a grand celebration of creativity. Art becomes entertainment at Melanin events- the energy, excitement and engagement are unlike any art loving group can have. Melanin brings art and people together in a unique way by elevating social experiences with rich, enduring memories.

The ArtByRice team can assist with adding Melanin features to an existing event or creating a unique Melanin theme program that is customized for your audience. Typically, preparations and pre-event activities require a lead time of 3-4 months. Our team can consult on and/or manage administration, scheduling and execution of event details, Melanin participant obligations, pre-event deadlines and etc. Melanin themes are only limited by your imagination. Some of our original event concepts include Angels, Beards & Business, Mermaids, Dear Mama, Divine 9, and many more




We have found that the buzz of a Melanin experience attracts numbers far beyond our anticipated audience estimates. And, Melanin events are generally a good time- great food, drink and music always set the stage for the “reveal” portion of an event. FYI-ArtByRice’s Melanin portraits are truly works of art, typically rendered on canvas or vinyl, and they can hang in a gallery or become a showpiece in any home. As such, the portrait unveilings are some of the most electrifying moments of surprise, delight and appreciation by the Melanin participants- along with their wives, husbands, friends, fans and admirers. In many cases, we have had over 20+ Melanin participants (each with 10+ guests) at a single event. The audience frenzy is definitely the highlight of any event, and words cannot capture the power of a Melanin portrait unveiling. But videos come close! Check it out.