What’s it Worth? The Armory Art Center Appraisal Day Set For Saturday, February 17th

The Armory Art Center Announces “What’s It Worth”? to take place on Saturday, February 17th.  Notable appraisers with areas of expertise in fine art, furniture, Asian art, and jewelry can appraise your treasures at this exciting, first-time event. The Armory Art Center will be hosting an appraisal day with renowned appraisers:  Robert Waterhouse, Kelly Luchini, Rico Baca, Virginia Utley, and Stuart Whitehurst. These appraisers hail from various prominent institutions such as Palm Beach Modern Auctions, PKR Antiques and Fine Art, Marvin & Whitehurst Appraisal Group, Inc., Palm Beach Jewelry Appraisals, and Butenhoff Fine Art Appraisals.  The Rickie Report shares the details. Participants are allowed to bring two pieces of art per person.   

 

 

 

811 Park Place    W. Palm Beach, FL 33401

561.832.1776   armoryart.org

 

 

 

ARMORY  ART  CENTER

ANNOUNCES:

“WHAT’S  IT  WORTH?”

 

 

 

 

Saturday, February 17, 2018

 10:00 AM – 3:00 PM

$25 per item | $40 for two items

Montgomery Hall

Buy Your Tickets NOW!

http://www.armoryart.org/appraisalday

 

 

Anyone who is interested in having artwork they own appraised can come by the Armory Art Center from 10:00 am to 3:00 pm. The price of having one piece of art appraised is $25 and for two pieces of art the cost is $40. Participants are allowed to bring up to two pieces of art per person. 

The five appraisers who will be in attendance include Robert Waterhouse, Kelly Luchini, Rico Baca, Virginia Utley, and Stuart Whitehurst. These appraisers hail from various prominent institutions such as Palm Beach Modern Auctions, PKR Antiques and Fine Art, Marvin & Whitehurst Appraisal Group, Inc., Palm Beach Jewelry Appraisals, and Butenhoff Fine Art Appraisals.

 

 

About The Armory Art Center:

 

 

The Armory Art Center’s art school and galleries provide creative opportunities to enhance your life. The Armory has served the community for over 30 years. The mission of the Armory Art Center is to inspire the creation and experience of art and the Armory’s vision is to be the leading community resource for arts education. Serving over 3,000 students annually, the Armory Art Center offers 160 courses per term in six terms throughout the year to students ranging in age from pre-school to retiree. Classes in drawing, painting, photography, jewelry, fiber, ceramics, and sculpture are held in 12 state-of–the-art studios. Twelve exhibitions are hosted annually in three galleries. Exhibitions, lectures, and special events are open to the public. For more information, visit www.armoryart.org or call (561) 832-1776.

 

 

 

 

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Meet Dorene Ginzler, Featured Art In Public Places Artist On January 24 And See Why “It’s All About Color”

An ‘Art in Public Places’ project, the City of Boca Raton is featuring local artist, Dorene Ginzler, with a collection of 13 oil, watercolor and mixed media collage paintings for exhibit and sale at the Spanish River Library Gallery.  Dorene will give an Artist talk and watercolor painting demonstration on Wednesday, January 24, 2018.  The event is Free and Open to the Public! Dorene’s SOLO exhibit is available now through February 4, 2018.  The Rickie Report shares the details and some sneak peeks.

 

 

 

 

DORENE   GINZLER

“IT’S  ALL  ABOUT  COLOR”

MEET  THE  ARTIST/  WATERCOLOR  DEMONSTRATION

WEDNESDAY,  JANUARY 24TH

4  – 6  PM

Free and Open to the Public  

Open during regular library hours

Monday – Thursday: 9:00 am – 9:00 pm
Friday – Saturday: 9:00 am – 6:00 pm
Sunday: Noon – 6:00 pm

Spanish River Library Gallery

1501 NW Spanish River Blvd.      Boca Raton, FL 33431

 

Supported by the Friends of the Library Gallery and curated by Victoria Sheridan and are shown on the second floor elevator lobby during library hours. 

 

 

“Many Moons” by Dorene Ginzler

 

Dorene tells us, “For me, it’s all about color. One of the over-riding themes in my work is the spectacular influence both nature and my love for swimming in the magnificent colors of the sea have profoundly impacted my use of color shape composition and light. Mixing endless color possibilities with spontaneity in painting takes on a spirituality and beautiful life of their own. My lifelong explorations and experiences have allowed me to better understand the peace and happiness art brings to people that transcends both time and culture. The colors and shapes speak for themselves.”

 

Very early on, Dorene Ginzler, has been dedicated to the relentless pursuit of bringing color to life. Her fearless, uncompromising self-expression is inspired by integrating a lifetime of extensive travel to over 40 countries on 6 continents and being influenced by some of the world’s greatest monuments, museums and cultures.  Born in Detroit, MI, Ginzler, began formal art training as a child visiting the DIA. Dorene explored anything she could get her hands on to create. The mediums included clay, drawing, painting, sculpture, jewelry, and clothing, while attending merit classes at Interlochen, College for Creative Studies and Cranbrook Academy of Art during K-12 schooling. Ginzler earned a Bachelor of Fine Arts from Eastern Michigan University. She graduated with honors and adjunct studio work in Florence, Italy.

“Four Triangles” by Dorene Ginzler

 

 

Living in Michigan as a ceramist creating her own glaze formulas for garden art pottery and sculpture, it was the sodium chloride (salt) which resulted in Ginzler’s fascination to “paint” on the clay surface with combinations reminiscent of areal landscapes seen around the world. Using 2000 lbs of clay a year for over a decade allowed Ginzler to attain hundreds of collectors along the way, including works of paintings on canvas clothing paper and gift cards. She also shared her knowledge and passion for ceramics by teaching at her studio, Round Lake Pottery, and Birmingham Bloomfield Art Center.  

 

The challenges of the living in cold weather and physical issues creating clay works were reasons to move to Florida where there was more daylight, the beach and to focus on painting.  Ginzler’s recent watercolor and oil paintings are an accumulative expression of her passion for the sea and the richness that is inherent in nature. In her watercolor paintings, using sea salt to explode the pigment is a natural progression of design on a surface from the days of creating 1000s of glaze test tiles for works in clay.

 

“Circles” by Dorene Ginzler

 

 

Symbols of the planets with longitude and latitude lines are found in Ginzler’s works for the eyes to rest and see what you wish. Choppy brushstrokes with evidence of the artist’s hand as ever-present remain luminescent while oil paintings still appear wet. Collage works use dozens of pieces of paintings created over several years incorporating mixed fibers and papers to create the “wow” factor. Primary and secondary design elements with a push-pull keep the viewers’ attention with a kaleidoscope effect. The bold and euphoric colors elicit universal truth and infinite illusion while paying homage to the robust color and beauty that surrounds us.

 

 

Ginzler’s works have been exhibited in numerous juried shows and is currently represented by AVA Galleria in Helsinki, Finland where her works are traveling in group art shows in Europe, South America and Asia. Artifact, NYC is also showing her works this year in Art UpClose. Dorene Ginzler can be reached at her art making place, Ginzler Studio Gallery, in Boca Raton. She likes to work with designers and art collectors to create specialty paintings to match interior décor for residential and commercial environments. Recently, Ginzler designed and installed a 40 foot mural painting named “Neptune” (god of the sea) at the Gumbo Limbo Nature Center in Boca Raton. This coral reef scene brings added attention for visitors to learn about to the fragile ecology of sea creatures and our oceans.

 

“What’s in The Water” by Dorene Ginzler

 

 

 

UPCOMING GROUP ART SHOWS:

AVA Art Festival ~ Rio De Janeiro, Brazil, 2018
AVA Art Festival ~ Osaka, Japan, 2018
AVA Galleria ~ Helsinki, Finland, 2018
Ars Longa Galleria ~ Helsinki, Finland, 2018
Artifact NYC ~ Art Up Close, 2018

 

UPCOMING SOLO ART SHOWS:

Friends of the Library Gallery ~ Spanish River Library, Boca Raton, FL, 12-18-17 to 02-03-18
Ginzler Studio Gallery ~ art works in progress, finished pieces, prints, gift items ~ Boca Raton, FL

 

GROUP ART SHOWS:

Carrousel du Louvre ~ AVA Galleria ~ Paris, France, October 2017
Ars Longa Galleria ~ Helsinki, Finland, 2017
AVA Art Festival ~ Osaka, Japan, May/June 2017
AVA Galleria ~ Helsinki, Finland ~ January 2017
Art Basel Miami Week ~ Miami River Art Fair ~ AHC ~ Hamburg, Germany, December 2016
Carrousel de Louvre ~ AVA Galleria ~ Paris, France, October 2016
NYC Pop Up Show ~ New York, NY, September, 2016
Saphira & Ventura Gallery ~ New York, NY, June, 2016,
United Nations Headquarters “Earth Contemporary” ~ New York, NY, May 2016
ArtExpo New York ~ Artblend & Art Nation Wynwood Galleries ~ New York, NY, April 2016
Art Basel Miami Week ~ Spectrum Miami Art Fair ~ Artblend ~ December 2015
Artblend Gallery ~ Ft Lauderdale, FL
Exor Galleries ~ Boca Raton, FL
ArtServe ~ Ft Lauderdale, FL
Boca Raton Museum Artists’ Guild, FL
Palm Beach International Airport, FL
Palm Beach Watercolor Society, FL
Wellington Art Society, FL
Art on the Green ~ Franklin, MI
Birmingham Art Fair ~ Birmingham, MI
Birmingham Bloomfield Art Center ~ Bloomfield Hills, MI
Gross Isle Herb Society ~ Gross Isle, MI
Artful Gallery and Framers ~ Clarkston, MI
Franklin Garden Boutique ~ Franklin, MI
Cranbrook Academy of Art Garden Society ~ Bloomfield Hills, MI

 

SOLO ART SHOWS:

Cultural Council of Palm Beach County ~ Lake Worth, FL, April 2017
Wilton Manors Art Expo ~ Ludwig Framemakers Wilton Manors, FL, Jan/Feb 2017
Gumbo Limbo Nature Center ~ “Neptune” Mural Installation ~ Boca Raton, FL, 2014
Orchid Society ~ Delray Beach, FL, 2007
Bordine’s Landscape Design Center ~ Rochester Hills, MI
Round Lake Pottery ~ Clarkston, MI 1993 to 2006
Ginzler Studio Gallery ~ Boca Raton, FL 2007 to present

 

“Shoot The Moon” by Dorene Ginzler

Follow Dorene Ginzler, artist at Ginzler Studio Gallery on Facebook, Instagram and Linked-In.  Sign up for email newsletter of upcoming events, blog and fun posts she shares with artists, art enthusiasts, art collectors, interior designers, friends and family.

Ginzler Studio Gallery is available to host art parties, workshops, and classes where Dorene will offer painting demonstrations and art talks for small groups and organizations.

Dorene keeps regular “irregular hours” – 7 days a week, so best to call for appointment. Visit Ginzler Studio Gallery and see artist’s colorful work in progress, lots of finished pieces, framed works, available prints, unique gift items.

 

For more information:

Dorene Ginzler, BFA
Artist/Gallerist/Teacher
Ginzler Studio Gallery
1420 NW 2nd Ave, Suite #9     Boca Raton, FL 33432
(561) 613-9729

www.doreneginzler.com
mail@doreneginzler.com
www.facebook.com/doreneginzler/
https://www.instagram.com/Ginzler_Studio_Gallery
www.linkedin.com/in-dorene-ginzler-316a12101/

 

 

 

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Palm Beach Watercolor Society Invites You To Wick Theater & Costume Museum, Art Auction And More To Benefit Scholarship Fund

The Palm Beach Watercolor Society invites the public to attend a special luncheon on Friday, March 16th.  Enjoy a private tour of the Wick Theater & Costume Museum, lunch, an art auction and some fabulous raffles.  All proceeds go toward the Education and Scholarship Fund.  This is open to Non-members and is a wonderful art networking organization!  The Rickie Report shares the details.

 

 

 

Palm Beach Watercolor Society

www.palmbeachws.com

 

7901 Federal Highway, Boca Raton, 33487

 

YOU  ARE  INVITED!

Friday, March 16th

11 – 4

 

Palm Beach Watercolor Society invites you to Save the Date for a Luncheon and tour of The Wick Theatre & Costume Museum. We will have a tour with a docent of the Costume Museum before the three-course luncheon is served. There will be an Art Auction with paintings donated by many world renowned artists, and a door prize for everyone attending. Raffle prizes too!  The proceeds of this luncheon will go to our Education and Scholarship fund.

 

 

 

MENU

THE “TOLEDO SURPRISE”

(from The Drowsy Chaperone)
A gift of seasonal vegetables or fruit served in a martini glass. The Chef’s “surprise”!

“TRY ME”

(from She Loves Me)
White Albacore lumped tuna on a savory bed of mixed greens with a poached egg, French beans, fingerling potatoes on toast points.

“THE BEST OF TIMES”

(from Jerry’s Girls)
Succulent Gulf shrimp tossed in a light basil mayo with a celery shallot ratatouille nestled in a Bibb lettuce cup with citrus accoutrements.

“FIT AS A FIDDLE”

(from Singin’ in the Rain)
Delicately sliced tender breast of chicken seasoned with a Provence herb rub on a bed of Mediterranean couscous with asparagus.

Your entree is accompanied by an array of delicious French pastries for dessert. Coffee and tea service. Alcoholic beverages available upon request.

 

Members. $45.00 Non-members. $50.00

 

 

 

For more information about this event, exhibits, workshops or monthly activities:

www.palmbeachws.com

 

 

 

 

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Stop By Plein Air Palm Beach’s Plein Fun Fest in Delray Beach January 26 -28th

Join a juried group of 50 plein air painters from Florida and beyond who will capture the ambiance and charm of Delray Beach at Plein Fun Fest, an outdoors painting extravaganza. On January 26-28, 2018, Delray Beach will host the third annual Plein Fun Fest competition sponsored jointly by Plein Air Palm Beach (PAPB) and The Old School Square.  Plein air is the French term for painting outdoors.  During the Palm Beach Plein Air Fun Fest, artists will be painting the main and side streets, the gardens, and signature buildings, along with the residents and tourists of our beautiful Delray Beach. The Rickie Report shares the details and some photos from 2017’s event.  Please join us for Plein Fun Fest 2018 and see artists create “Tomorrow’s culture and history painted today on site.”

 

 

 

 

51 N Swinton Ave   Delray Beach, FL 33444

561-243-7922

Open To The Public

 

 

The Plein Air Painting Locations:  Public is Welcome to Watch the Artists Paint!

After check in artists can then begin painting at location of their choice anywhere within the boundaries Delray Beach. Each artist of will be given a map that delineates the competition boundaries and suggested painting locations for those artists unfamiliar with the area. Artists will be able to choose their own location from a thoughtfully compiled list of suggestions. Locations include marinas, historic buildings and monuments, gardens, architecture, ocean, intracoastal waterway views, small shops and much more. In case of rain, covered locations with views that artists can paint will also be identified.

 

Plein Air Palm Beach Fun Fest 2017 Bob Barfnecht

 

Silent auction begins Friday night at 6:30 pm and all day Saturday until 4 pm

 Old School Square in Delray Beach

 

“Plein Air Palm Beach’s vision is to work with plein air painters, local art groups, cultural centers and the public to support and enhance plein air painting education, events and exhibits.”  says Donna Walsh one of the founders along with Ralph Papa. PAPB’s tag line is “Tomorrow’s culture and history painted today on site.” It includes art lovers and artists at all levels that love plein air painting and it brings artists together to paint the land-, sea- and city-scapes. “We paint and document today’s landscapes that contribute to tomorrow’s history.”

 

“The aim of Plein Fun Fest is to be regional and support artists of South Florida. We want to have something that reflects our group and we want to be local. We are not interested in competing with the national plein air competition events,” Warren continues.

 

Plein Air Palm Beach Fun Fest 2017 Mary Maribito

Friday, January 26

Paint-out with Critique

9:00 am to Noon

For artists who want to join the fun, but don’t want to participate in the competition

 

 

There will be a Paint-out with Critique for those Artists who want to join in the FUN but not interested in competition. There is a charge of $20 which includes a hospitality suite. Because of the popularity of PAPB’s paint-out with critique that is run by Manny Jomok we decided to make it part of Plein Fun Fest. Registered Artists will meet at Old School Square at 9 AM and decide where to paint. Critique leaders will be available to offer assistance to those who are new to plein air. This Plein Air Paint-out allows artists the opportunity to enjoy not only painting but sharing their creativity with the public. To the viewers, this art form can be very exciting because it invites them into the creative process: the sight, sound, and even smell of the artists´ world. One of the best parts of plein air painting is the congeniality of artists.

 

At 12 PM all will meet again at Old School Square Field House for an Artist Hospitality Suite. From there we will break into groups of no more than 10 for a shared art critique. And, as last year there will be a fabulous luncheon buffet for participating artists. Paintings from this day may be exhibited at the Saturday reception in the Ocean Breeze room. They are not part of the judging.   “The critiques, along with lunch, help new artists get going with encouragement. Also, we found when the competing artists paint on Friday, they are more relaxed”. 

 

Plein Air Palm Beach Fun Fest 2017 Linda Richichi

Saturday, January 27

Watch 50 juried artists compete in Plein Fun Fest

Exhibit:

 4:30 pm

 

Awards ceremony and Reception

 5:00  – 7:00 PM

 

 

On Saturday, January 27, the 50-juried artists will compete in Plein Fun Fest. The artists will begin painting at 9:00 am at location of their choice anywhere within the boundaries Delray Beach. This is the public’s chance to walk around, see what’s happening, talk to the artists and experience one of the best Delray Beach events.

 

At 4:30 pm on Saturday, judge Katie Deits, Executive Director at Florida CraftArt, will jury the show, selecting those artists who will win. The awards total more than $2,000.00 in cash. Additional awards, including advertising in Plein Air Magazine, gift certificates and merchandise from Hands Art Supply in Delray Beach, Jack Richeson & Company, Gamblin Art Supplies, and local merchants: Ludwig Frameworks, City Oyster and Sushi, Traverna Opa & Unique Boutique are also given.  Then, from 5:00 to 7:00 pm, a reception, exhibit and sale will take place at the Old School Square’s Ocean Breeze room and the Loge walkway connecting to the Cornell Museum in Delray Beach.

 

Plein Air Palm Beach Fun Fest 2017  Ruth Weiss

Sunday, January 28

Open to Everyone

Meet at Delray’s Beach to Paint Live!

 

On Sunday, January 28, artist will line Delray Beach to Paint the Beach  just for FUN. This event is open to anyone and those registered don’t have to pay. Plein air painting is exciting, and invites viewers into the creative process: the sights, sounds, and even smells of the artists’ world.  Details TBA.  

 

 

For more information:

http://pleinairpalmbeach.com/PleinFunFest/PleinFunFest.html

 

 

 

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Gold Coast Watercolor Society Offers Two Workshops With Soon Warren And Pat Dews

The Gold Coast Watercolor Society, a Watermedia Group  (GCWS) is a resource for artists, both new and experienced. GCWS offers opportunities to learn, paint and sketch, workshops taught by nationally recognized artists; an annual membership show; juried shows in venues such as museums, galleries and local businesses; paint-ins with live models; lectures and demonstrations, showing “how it’s done” by selected artists; non-juried group shows in local libraries and other public venues plus Plein air painting opportunities.  The Rickie Report shares the details of two workshops: Soon Warren and Pat Dews, which are open to non- members.  We urge you to network with this organization to further your techniques and achievements.

 

 

Gold Coast Watercolor Society – A Watermedia Group

ArtServe
 1350 Sunrise Blvd,   Fort Lauderdale, FL

 

Please Join Us!
Meetings are held
 October through May


 3rd Tuesday of each month

 
7:00 p.m. at Artserve

 

Two Upcoming  W O R K S H O P S :

 

 

“Bowl of Marbles” by Soon Warren

 

 

Soon Y Warren, AWS, NWS, TWSA

February 20, 21, 22, 2018
Member: $375
Non-member: $420

3-day workshop

A step by step instructional process will be used incorporating Soon’s reference photos and drawings for each project.

www.soonwarren.com

“Windswept” by Pat Dews

Pat Dews, AWS, NWS
March 20, 21, 22, 23, 2018
Member: $450
Non-member: $495

4-day workshop


Paint Better Abstracts

This workshop will focus on experimental works in watermedia on paper.

www.PatDews.com

 

How to Pay – NEW PayPal

You can reserve your seat by paying online at www.goldcoastwatercolorsociety.com/
Or contact Teresa Kirk at 954-436-2858 swgftl@aol.com

For more information about GCWS and these workshops, meetings or other opportunities:

www.goldcoastwatercolorsociety.com

 

 

 

 

 

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Whitespace Col-lect Promises Most Unusual And Unique Wearable Art, Fine Art At Art Palm Beach January 17 – 21

Whitespace Col-lect’s booth at Art Palm Beach will be filled with the most unusual and unique wearable art and artwork you will see and experience!  From Thursday, January 17 through Sunday, January 21st, your destination should be the Palm Beach County Convention Center!  The Rickie Report shares the details and some sneak peeks here.

 

 

 

 

For more information about this exhibit, upcoming exhibits or tours of Whitespace Collection:

www.whitespacecollection.com

561.842.4131

 

 

 

 

 

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Helen Kagan’s Colorful Artwork Brings Joy And Positivity – Visit Her Open Studio January 20th and 21st

What makes Helen Kagan‘s artwork stand out? Her paintings are colorful with spiritual messages embedded in them. Just viewing them simply makes your brain think with more positivity! Helen is one of the professional artists participating in the Martin County Open Studio Tour on Saturday, January 20th and Sunday, January 21st. The tour is Free and Open to the public. The Rickie Report shares the details and some sneak peeks of Helen’s artistry. 

 

 

THE   HEALING   ARTS   OF   HELEN   KAGAN

 

 

Photo of Helen Kagan in her Studio

 

 

Helen Kagan’s artwork is more than dots of brush strokes of paint on a canvas. The intentions with which she paints (for positivity, for spiritual healing, acceptance of one’s situation, increased energy) embeds symbols that are meaningful not only to Helen but to the viewer ( though the viewer may not be as aware of them). A secret message? Perhaps. It is Helen’s way to manifest her deep belief in healing arts as part of the whole-world and whole-person view. And for those who dismiss these notions, it is OK to just love the colorful images and enjoy looking at them!

Helen shares her mission in this informative video:

https://youtu.be/c7kHX1CXTmk

WRBiTV Interview “Healing Arts” in Healthcare (June, 2017)

 

 

Helen tells us, “ I believe art heals. A holistic therapist and artist for over 25 years, I’ve developed a unique technique and style “Healing Arts” which is a vehicle for emotional, physical, mental and spiritual well-being, and can enhance healing to those in need. Coming from a family of scientists I’ve been always fascinated by the left and right brain relationship which led me to study many things – from mathematics and science to psychology, therapy and healing to fine art, and finally led to create my unique venue “Healing Arts”. It reflects my own deep view on Life, a desire to bridge Realities and heal the Past. Communicating on subliminal levels, my art delivers this message through positive intentionality and healing frequencies of color, which brings you in touch with your own Journey”.

Helen works in oil and acrylic and has been experimenting with mixed media. Her canvases are influenced by impressionism, and expressionism. They are bold, passionate, colorful, vibrant, all intuitive. She shares, “I believe art is a catalyst for healing individuals, society and the environment. I believe in the inter-connectedness of mind, body and spirit. I believe that now, more than ever, the World needs the positive energy and spiritually-based intentions, beliefs and values”.

 

“Big Apple I Love New York!” by Helen Kagan

Helen Kagan, PhD. was born in a cold Siberian winter in what then was the USSR. She grew up in a Communist State where oppression and control were a daily reality. Underlying it all, her beliefs, values, and a great respect for freedom to express yourself persevered. In 1991 her quest for freedom led her to the US, where she brought her Jewish heritage, a few graduate degrees, and an unending thirst to explore the World and its meaning.

 

Mainly self-taught Helen has been painting for as long as she remembers, and since 2005 professionally. Her art is better experienced “in-person” due to live vibrations of bright colors, heavy textures, usually large size, and an overall charisma and liveliness. If you are a seeker on a Quest looking for a quintessential insight, a person who wants to embrace a healing power of art, or just wishing to feel better – you might find yourself on a Journey to discovering your inner strength, or you may find it rewarding to meditate with Helen’s works (which many people do…).

 

Helen Kagan’s “My Universe Third Eye Series Healing Chakras”

Dr. Kagan envisions her art to be placed in Medical Centers, Multicultural Centers, Buildings, Corporations, Hospitals, Libraries, Crisis Centers… Wherever it can enhance healing and promote well-being. Helen believes in inter-connectedness of mind, body and spirit. She shares the belief that art is a catalyst for healing individuals, society and the environment. She feels privileged to be among such visionary artists and is happy to share her beliefs about the healing power of art. Her vibrant healing art is a combined statement of all her beliefs.

 

 

 “Tales of My Life” by Helen Kagan

 

A globally acclaimed artist, Helen’s work has been published in local, national and international magazines, as well as art gallery books. She is currently involved with exciting work with an international span which is not ready for publication at this time. Her artistry has been featured in many online plus brick and mortar galleries including Saatchi, Fine Art America, BLINK, and is currently on display in galleries in FL, CA, NY, VT. She was named a “Collectible Artist 2016” by Brickell and Key Biscayne Magazines (“Dealer’s Dozen”, Dec. Issue 2016).

 

 

 

Helen has participated in over 50 Juried shows, local, national and international exhibitions, including SPECTRUM Art Basel (Miami), Art San Diego, Art Hamptons, Art EXPO (New York), Bombay Sapphire Artisan Series, ART HOP (VT), CONTINUUM, Art Palm Beach Art Synergy, RAW , City Hall of Hollywood (FL) “Art in Public Places” 3-months display, and many others. Her “Healing Arts” have been awarded, featured in International Art Books & Catalogs; exhibited in NY, NJ, VT, WI, MN, AZ, MI, CA, and in many cities in FL – Miami, Boca Raton, Ft. Lauderdale, Hollywood, Sarasota, Tequesta, West Palm Beach, Stuart, Hobe Sound, Palm City, Ft. Pierce, Jupiter, Vero Beach and others.

 

 

Formal Education:

2009-13 Holistic Studies. Certified Q-Gong, Psych-K, EFT Practitioner
2007-08 Master Results Coach, NLP Trainer certified by CH Companies
2001-05 Spiritual Counselor & Holistic Healer certified by IM School of Healing Arts, NYC
2001, 2006 – Certified Reiki Practitioner
1998-2000 Polarity Practitioner (RPP) & Wellness Educator, certified by National Polarity
1993-95 MSW, LCSW (NYS Licensed Clinical Social Worker)
1988-90 MA in Psychology, St. Petersburg State University, Russia
1986-90 PhD in Science, St. Petersburg State University, Russia

 

 “Coming Back Home” by Helen Kagan

 

 

 

 

For more information about Helen’s Art:

www.helenkagan.com

phone: 917-855-1153

email: HelenKagan@yahoo.com

www.ArtSynergism.com
www.NYhealing.com
Facebook  https://www.facebook.com/helenkagan
Linked-In  https://www.linkedin.com/in/healer
Twitter –  https://twitter.com/HelenKagan
ArtStack –  https://theartstack.com/helen-kagan
Tumblr – https://www.tumblr.com/blog/healingarts
BlogSpot –  http://helenkaganhealingarts.blogspot.com/
Instagram –  https://www.instagram.com/helenkaganarts/
Pinterest –  https://www.pinterest.com/helenkagan/

Helen Kagan has over a dozen videos on You Tube

 

 

 

 

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Downtown Delray Beach Festival Of Arts Welcomes Over 250 National Artists January 20 – 21

Visitors and residents are invited to stroll down Atlantic Avenue and treat themselves to two days of stunning art from around the country during the 29th Annual Downtown Delray Beach Festival of the Arts on January 20 – 21. More than 250 national and international artists are set to display their works in a prestigious show encompassing life-sized sculpture, fine jewelry, exquisite works of art and hand-crafted apparel and decor. Producer Howard Alan offers sparkling jewels and one of a kind paintings, exquisitely crafted glasswork, art deco sculpture, and more for you to find during the free, two-day event. Ample parking is available and pets on leashes are always welcomed.  The Rickie Report shares the details and some sneak peeks.

 

 

29th Annual Downtown Delray Beach Festival of the Arts

Saturday & Sunday, January 20 – 21

10 am – 5 pm   Both Days

East Atlantic Avenue from US 1 to Alternate A1A


FREE and OPEN to the Public

Pets on leashes are always welcome

 

“Cottage By The Sea” Original Painting By Patricia Kaufman

The Downtown Delray Beach Festival of the Arts, consistently ranked as one of the best art affairs in the U.S. by Sunshine Artist Magazine, blends long-time favorites with the most buzz-worthy names on the contemporary arts scene.

 

Cone Sculpture by Michael Thompson

 

 

 

More than 250 national and international artists are set to display their works in a prestigious show encompassing life-sized sculpture, fine jewelry, exquisite works of art and hand-crafted apparel and decor.

 

“Music Men” Mixed Media by Prince Duncan Williams

 

Festival At-A-Glance:

29th Annual Downtown Delray Beach Festival of the Arts
Free Admission
Produced by Howard Alan Events
Juried outdoor art showcase
Original Art Handmade in America
250+ exhibitors
Prices set to suit all budgets
All artists are on site for duration of festival
Pet friendly (leashed pets)
Vast array of artistic media including paintings, sculptures, photography, ceramics, glass, wood, handmade jewelry, collage, mixed media

 

 

Raku master Tom Radcas’ Bombay Flow plate

 

About Howard Alan Events, Inc.:

Howard Alan Events, a Florida-based company, produces the nation’s top juried art and craft shows. Ranked among the Top 100 Art Fairs in the Country by Sunshine Artist Magazine, from Colorado to Florida, Howard Alan Events produces award winning art and craft festivals in 40 different locations each year.

For additional information on the 29th Annual Downtown Delray Beach Festival of the Arts and other Howard Alan Events art and craft shows across the country, visit www.artfestival.com or call 561-746-6615.

 

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Town Of Jupiter Announces Free Classes/ Events January Through March, 2018 For “Celebration Of The Arts”

The Town of Jupiter Art Committee aims to keep you busy! Learn a new art skill or hone one you already have! FREE classes ( only a few have supply fees): Fused glass pendant, jewelry making, paper sculpture, oil painting, basket weaving, mixed media painting. Take the family to the Free  Jupiter Jubilee.  Stop by the Free Meet the Authors Night.  Jupiter’s “Celebration Of The Arts” January through March, 2018 begins now!  The Rickie Report shares the details and information about registration.

 

 

 

 

 

“CELEBRATION   OF   THE   ARTS”

 

January through March, 2018

 

 

 

CLASSES  FREE/EVENTS  NO  CHARGE

*All Art Classes held in Room 113 Community Center with the exception of the Oil Painting Class held at Angilen Gallery, Tequesta

**The Authors Program is held in Room A – Auditorium

PLEASE  REGISTER  AHEAD  OF  TIME  FOR  CLASSES!

For more information or to RSVP:

  (561) 329-5007
faye.schrecengost@gmail.com

 

Community Center

200 Military Trail,  Jupiter  FL. 33458

 

 

FUSED  GLASS  PENDANT  JEWELRY

SATURDAY, JANUARY 27, 2018

12 – 3 PM

Lynda Koehler, Instructor assisted by Lou Ann Berkley

Explore Glass fusing.  Student will go home with a pendant.  Supplies provided.

 

 

 

 

 

TOWN OF JUPITER ANNUAL JUBILEE

SATURDAY, FEBRUARY 3rd  

FREE

11 – 4 

 

The Jupiter Jubilee is an annual community event put on by the Town of Jupiter for area residents. The Jubilee typically has entertainment, civic, educational, and cultural components.

The Town of Jupiter has been holding the Jubilee the first week of February since 2003. Its genesis was the town’s 75th Anniversary Celebration in 2000, when a community event was held at the municipal complex. This original event brought the community together to celebrate life in Jupiter, and was so successful that town leaders began planning for an annual event.

Each year, the Jubilee highlights Jupiter’s unique character, history, community and natural treasures. In the spirit of conservation, the Jubilee is a Green event, and vendors, exhibits and attendees are encouraged to recycle, re-use, and conserve.

Free parking is available at Jupiter High School, just south of the Jupiter Community Center, on Military Trail. Free shuttles will operate continuously throughout the event, back and forth from the high school and the Jubilee.

For more Jubilee Information:  info@jupiter.fl.us  or Call (561) 741-2400

 

 

 

 

 

MEET THE AUTHORS 

Wednesday FEBRUARY 7th

6 – 9 PM

No Admission Charge But You MUST  R.S.V.P.

 

 

 

**Jupiter Community Center Room A Auditorium

Light refreshments

Meet the authors:

• Patricia Benedetto, Rick Bennette
• Donna Carbone, Jay Gilbert
• Master of Ceremonies Author Jim Snyder

 

 

 

PAPER SCULPTURE

FRIDAY, FEBRUARY 9th

6 – 9 P.M.

Nina Fusco, Instructor

Learn how to bring paper to life by scoring, bending and sculpting.  You will own a sculpted piece of art ready to frame.

Supplies provided EXCEPT:

BRING:  Pencil, scissors, glue

 

OIL PAINTING

SATURDAY, FEBRUARY 10th

*Class meets at Angilen Gallery, 150 N. US Hwy. One   Suite B Fashion Mall Plaza, Tequesta, FL

Len Mykietyn, Instructor

9 am – Noon

Beginner to advanced students. Individual attention given to all levels.

Supplies provided

 

JEWELRY CLASS

SATURDAY, FEBRUARY 17th

Lou Ann Berkley, Instructor assisted by Lynda Koehler

Noon – 3 PM

Supplies Provided

 

 

BASKET  WEAVING – CAT’S  MEOW BASKET

SATURDAY, FEBRUARY 24th

Joan Stoneham, Instructor

9 AM- 5PM

Bottom of basket resembles two pairs of cat ears.  Basket will sit on four points.

 Supplies:  $65.

BRING: old towel, lunch, beverage

 

MIXED MEDIA PAINTING ( STUDENT SELECTS MEDIA)

SATURDAY, MARCH 3rd

Brenda Nickolaus, Instructor

10 AM – 2 PM

Focus will be Soul, Art and nature. Be creative! Make your own Wit and Wisdom inspiration cards

Supplies Provided

 

BASKET WEAVING – NANTUCKET TWILL VASE

WEDNESDAY, MARCH 7th

9 am – 5 pm

Joan Stoneham, Instructor

Create a beautiful Nantucket Twill Vase, one of the world’s oldest handcraft!  

A wood base will be offered for a more unique look.

Supplies:  $65.

BRING: old towel, lunch, beverage

OIL PAINTING

SATURDAY, MARCH 10th

*Class meets at Angilen Gallery, 150 N. US Hwy. One   Suite B Fashion Mall Plaza, Tequesta, FL

Len Mykietyn, Instructor

9 am – Noon

Beginner to advanced students. Individual attention given to all levels.

Supplies provided

 

 

 

For more information or to RSVP:

  (561) 329-5007
faye.schrecengost@gmail.com

OR Visit:  www.jupiter.fl.us

 

 

 

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3 Artists Showcased At “Florida Roots” Exhibit At Courthouse Cultural Arts Center In Stuart, FL

Did you know the arts pack a punch with $27 million impact in Martin County, FL?  The ARTS really MATTER!!  Located in downtown Stuart, FL,  The Arts Council of Martin County offers a wide variety of experiences for the public and for artists.  Currently,  “Florida Roots”, an exhibit showcasing the artworks of  Diane Richmond Hall, Donald Neal, and Delford Terry is not to be missed!  It is available until January 27th, at the Courthouse Cultural Arts Center so make time to stop by!  The Rickie Report shares the details and some sneak peeks.

 

 

 

Courthouse Cultural Art Center

80 SE Ocean Blvd    Stuart, FL

772.287.6676           www.MartinArts.org

The Arts Council of Martin County  Presents:

“FLORIDA    ROOTS”

Exhibit is available NOW through January 27th

 

 

 

 

Diane Richmond Hall

 

 

Diane Richmond Hall shares that her first artistic piece was acknowledged at age 5 years and she has not stopped since!  Encouraged by family members and teachers, she is primarily self-taught.  At age 12 she began experimenting with oil paints.  Her late husband, Ellis (aka “Sweet”) was her biggest fan.  She says, ” He encouraged me and enabled me to study with professionals in a few workshops in DC, Boston, Sarasota and Scottsdale, to hone my skills. He was very involved with my art, making canvases and doing art shows with me. If it wasn’t for him, I would not be at the level I am today. I have a 40-minute portrait sketch from life that I did of him. After the sitting, I didn’t continue to develop the painting because it shows his essence, spirit and personality. I didn’t want to lose that. While not a fully developed piece, it is my nod to “Sweet”. It will be the first art show I have done without him in 40 years”.

 

“Sharon” by Diane Richmond Hall

 

 

Raised in Bell Glade, FL, the isolation of the location gave her the time and freedom to explore her artistic side without too many distractions that she may have had in a bigger city.  Diane works 24 – 30 hours a week at her artistry.  She tells us, ” I’ve been thrilled to have been accepted in every juried show I have ever applied for. I’ve had the honor of receiving of Best in Show, Best in Painting, Poster Awards, Purchase Awards and Awards of Distinction etc. I feel truly blessed”.  Preferring to work in oils, her work has been published in art journals and national magazines.

 

“Five Easy Pieces” by Diane Richmond Hall

 

 

Diane returns to images of people and by extension people in reflective sunglasses.  She shares, “At an art show I was once asked if I was afraid of life. I replied, “no, what makes you ask that?” They said because I painted people hidden behind sunglasses. I said, “the simple answer is it isn’t anything that deep. By painting people in sunglasses, I get to paint two pictures in one.” And by the way, I paint people without glasses too.  It’s funny how often people try to figure out the deeper psychological and philosophical reasons behind artistic decisions when the artist may have just felt it was the natural thing to do, much like adding an ingredient to a recipe”.

 

 

 

Donald Neal

 

Donald Neal remembers being praised since his early childhood for his artistic talent. He was considered an art prodigy. When he was in 10th grade, he began thinking about college…”I knew I wanted to go to school to learn to be an even better artist. So I guess it was at that time I knew I wanted that as my career”. His earliest champions were two art teachers, Emanuel Garrett and Leroy Williams, who recognized his talent. His other mentors included Beanie Backus for a brief time and Rubin Hale. “When Emanuel Garrett took me to museums and such, it opened my world”.

“Da Vinci” by Donald Neal

 

 

 

Raised in Belle Glade, FL, there were not a lot of opportunities to learn from teachers so Donald used books and did a lot of self-study.  His parents were very artistic and did art when not working.  He works 16- 25 hours a week on his artistry.  Having won a few awards at juried art shows, Donald says ” The South Florida Cultural Consortium” was influential.  His work has been published  in art journals and national magazines.

 

“Death” by Donald Neal

 

 

Donald’s preferred subjects are women, nude paintings and sculpture.  Preferring clay as his medium, he says, ” I usually just begin with an idea and I know it is going to be changing as I go along. I enjoy that process the most. My best work has come from times I’ve messed up and corrected to be better than the first way”.  How does he choose his subject? ” I start off seeing a woman whose form I admire and then I start thinking of how to pose and render her”.

 

 

Delford Terry

 

Delford Terry recalls drawing feverishly at a very early age. Tom Prestopnik and Thomas Wetzl played significant roles in his artistic development as a young artist and advancing his college education.  Raised in Mile End St. Ann Jamaica, he says, “ I was inspired by the environment. Like, the river, fruits, landscape and ships… In the early 90’s  I lived in Indiantown Florida and it was there I was influence by the artist activities in high school and making art is a way out, especially when adjusting to a new environment. However, in 2010 I return to Jamaica and my palette and medium have changed, and I found aspirations to paint about Jamaica”.

 

“Pure Virginity” by Delford Terry

 

 

 

He continuously works in his sketch book and entered the 2016 the National Portrait Gallery’s Outwin Boochever Portrait Competition and made it to the semifinalist.  Delford ‘s work was featured in the Professional Artist Magazine ( December 2011 through January 2012) and Arc Magazine (Issue 4). November 2011 through January 2012 (Spotlight segment).

 

“Strange Fruit” by Delford Terry

 

 

Delford shares, “I think about the arrangements of things more often than the subject matter, because the subject is always there and I do not have to look far.  The pencil, paper, and colored dirt are what I use to lay the foundation of my work. These three basic elements bond human and cultural traditions. I feel connected to these fundamental substances. The historical radiation of these materials ground me in the resources of the past. However, I am not opposed to using other materials if they allow me to express the ideas I am exploring. With that said, I enjoy documenting my family and friends–from both Caribbean and American cultures–with common things that can be easily infused with metaphoric reference. Depicting my friends and family fills me with awe and wonder of not just the subject, but of the process. My goal is to communicate to the viewer a sense of wonder and to reveal some obscure observation to them through extreme realism in a celebratory manner. I strive to capture the emotional depth of my friends and family, and to paint them as I see them, their hopes, and their memories”.

 

Excerpts and quotes from MartinArtsMagazine Fall 2017. To read full interviews: https://issuu.com/martinarts/docs/martinarts_magazine_aug_25_issuu

For more information about this exhibit, upcoming exhibits and events please visit:

The Arts Council 

Court House Cultural Center

80 SE Ocean Blvd.   Stuart, FL 34994

772.287.6676

www.MartinArts.org

 

 

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