Meet John Rachell at OSGS (BYOC*) *Bring Your Own Chair

Don’t miss the next Summer Lecture Series at Ortiz-Smykla Gallery|Studio! Their popular BYOC (Bring Your Own Chair) Series continues with John Rachell.  What a great opportunity to meet this fine artist who sculpts and paints.  John will give a demonstration and answer questions.  And you’re out in plenty of time to catch dinner in any one of the Northwood eateries.  The Rickie Report shares the details here.

 

 

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OSGS Gallery in Northwood

 

Summer Lecture Series

 

BYOC (Bring Your Own Chair) & Free lecture

by

John Rachell 

 

 Saturday  September 13, 2014 at  7pm

 

 

500 Northwood Road         W.Palm Beach, FL

 

 

OSGS Gallery is keeping the summer hopping and the arts alive with their BYOC (Bring Your Own Chair) Lecture Series. OSGS Works of Art and Custom Framing (Ortiz-Smykla | Gallery-Studio) is located in the heart of Northwood Village.  This year the free lectures come in conjunction with the free Northwood Village ArtWalk Gallery Tours on the 2nd Saturday of every month.  

 

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John Rachell attended Polk Junior College (Winter Haven, Florida),  Palm Beach Junior College (Lake Worth, Florida, A.A. 1974)  and  The School of the Art Institute of Chicago, Illinois (B.F.A. 1977).   An accomplished artist, John has exhibited his sculpture and paintings in group and individual shows around the United States.

 

 

John Rachell's Painting

John Rachell’s “Garden Series”

 

 John Rachell is a prolific painter.  His artistry has not been diminished, even after suffering two strokes which left him paralyzed on his right side.  John states, “Life is so marvelous that no matter what the limitations are, you can expand the manifestations of the spirit.”

 

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John Rachell’s “Garden”

 

 

Physical therapy three times a week is not enough for John.  He tells us, “My therapy tool is a brush”.   An artist by trade, John took stock of his strengths.  John returned to his passion of painting, teaching himself to paint with his non-dominant hand, which had not been affected by the stroke.  

John Rachell's "Organic Forms Series 1" welded Steel

John Rachell’s “Organic Forms Series 1″ Welded Steel

 

Previews of their work can be seen on the OSGS web site at www.OSGSart.com.

 

During these lectures each speaker shares their passion for the arts and their identity as an artist.  You will discover how each began their incredible artistic journey, their background, techniques, mentors, what drives and/or motivates them and where they see their work taking them into the future.  If you have not attended one of our lectures prior to now you are in for a fabulous treat and will, at the same time, learn something new in the process.

 

 

You do not have to be signed up for the Free ArtWalk tour to attend the Free Lecture.  Although it is encouraged to not miss out on the Free VIP Guided Tour through the many art spaces in Northwood Village.  If you wish to take the tour, please sign-up at http://www.northwoodartwalk.com/  The Lectures will begin at the end of the first ArtWalk tour, around 7pm. 

 

 

 

There are many fabulous restaurants in the area with many of them offering live music, so plan to have a bite to eat or enjoy a glass of wine before or after the lecture.

 

 

 

Art runs in the veins of gallery curators Evelyn and Jonathon Ortiz-Smykla. OSGS is the embodiment of their love of art and for sharing the work of talented artists. On any given day, a visit to their gallery sends guests crossing paths with a variety of works in many mediums that include modern-art paintings, sculptures, and functional home wares. The team also does their own creating inside the studio: custom framing is available with a large number of options for materials, glass, matting, and mounting. 

 

 

For more information about OSGS:  Visit our website for more information about the gallery visit: http://www.osgsart.com/

Evelyn Ortiz Smykla & Jonathon Ortiz-Smykla     OSGS Ortiz-Smykla|Gallery-Studio  p: 561-833-2223 OSGSart@hotmail.com      www.OSGSart.com        http://www.facebook.com/OSGSart

 

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Artists Association of Jupiter Presents “Our True Colors” Exhibit and Benefit

The Artists Association of Jupiter (AAOJ) proudly presents: “Our True Colors”, a one of a kind collaboration between The Artists Association of Jupiter and the Paws 4 Liberty Service Dogs for Heroes. The Rickie Report suggests you set aside Wednesday September 10th, from 5:30-7:30  to see the art exhibit and meet some of the “in training” pups and Veterans!  More details are here.  A portion of proceeds from sales of artworks and a Raffle will benefit Paws 4 Liberty Service Dogs for Heroes.

 

 

 

 

Artists Association of Jupiter

Presents

“Our True Colors”

Wednesday, September 10th

Public Reception

5:30 -7:30 pm

 A Unique Art Gallery

226 Center Street  Suite #8

Jupiter, FL

 

 

 

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Pups 4 Liberty Service Dogs for Heroes

 

 

 

 The Artists Association of Jupiter (AAOJ) proudly presents: “Our True Colors”, a one of a kind collaboration of The Artists Association of Jupiter. This event will be held on Wednesday September 10th, from 5:30-7:30 at A Unique Art Gallery, 226 Center St #8 in Jupiter. A portion of proceeds from sales of artworks and a 50/50 Raffle will benefit Paws 4 Liberty Service Dogs for Heroes. Meet some of the P4L teams, some “in training” pups and Veterans.  www.paws4liberty.org

 

 

 

 

“Our True Colors” will represent the essence and energy that this time in our world is all about, a united community coming together to support through the imagination a vision of peace and harmony. If we can imagine it we can create it! We invite you to join us as we share with you the reason why we create and the reason why we are a united co-op of diverse artists with one message and one goal.

 

 

 

 

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“Pups in training”

 

 

 

 

The Artists Association of Jupiter is a collaboration of artists who work together to promote the awareness of art and education to the community and surrounding counties. Its venue, A Unique Art Gallery, opened its doors in June of 2010. The gallery is staffed and operated with the help of volunteer gallery artists. Each month on the second Wednesday, the Gallery hosts special exhibits with a wine and cheese reception. We feature one or more of our artists with a portion of all sales and a 50/50 Raffle benefiting different local not for profit charities.  Learn more about the organization, its artists and programs on the Association’s website, www.artistsassociationofjupiter.com

 

 

 

 

The mission of Paws 4 Liberty

The mission of Paws 4 Liberty is to help returning soldiers with disabilities regain their independence and confidence through the assistance of highly trained service dogs.
We envision improved quality of life for veterans who have served so bravely through a loving and enduring relationship with a service dog.
With a primary focus on post 9/11 veterans suffering from Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD), Paws 4 Liberty raises, trains, and places highly skilled service dogs. Paws 4 Liberty places service dogs at no cost to the recipient. To fulfill our purpose, our ongoing objectives include:
• To accept qualified rescue dogs or donated dogs for the specific purpose of training them to become service dogs
• To carefully screen and train dogs as service dogs according to the standards set by Assistance Dogs International (ADI)
• To match trained service dogs to an appropriate human “partner,” with thoughtful consideration for the client’s needs and the dog’s abilities
• To provide continuing supportive services to ensure a successful and enduring relationship between the client and dog
• We believe that many returning veterans, men and women who are used to living highly active lifestyles, have made significant sacrifices that have had a serious impact on their abilities.
• We believe that veterans in particular, because of their military training and experience working in small units, are well suited for a long term relationship with a service dog.
• We believe that a match between a service dog and a veteran is a mutually beneficial relationship that helps fulfill the needs of the human and the dog.
• We believe in the value of educating the public about the challenges facing returning veterans and the benefits of service dogs.
• We believe that our clients, our dogs, our volunteers, and all our partners deserve to be treated with the utmost kindness and respect at all times.
• Article in Seabreeze Publication:  http://www.seabreezepublications.com/papers/1407/southernexposure/index.html#p=6

 

 

Paws 4 Liberty is one of 76 nonprofit organizations featured in the third annual “Directory of Extraordinary Charities,” which is produced by Extraordinary Charities, a nonprofit 501(c) 3 organization designed to connect donors with outstanding and underfunded charities in the community.

 

 

 

For more information on this event call or email the Gallery at 561-529-2748 or info@artistsassociationofjupiter.com  or Heidi Spirraza, Executive Director heidi@paws4liberty.org  Paws 4 Liberty, Inc. 8939 Palomino Drive Lake Worth, FL 33467 (561) 644-6292 www.paws4liberty.org

 

 

 

 

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561-537-0291 

Artists in Florida Offer Four Workshops with Internationally Acclaimed Artists

Artists in Florida is offering four workshops on September 15th and September 22nd.  The Rickie Report suggests you make your reservations early!  Internationally acclaimed artists, Arlene Sage, Ron Seitler, Joanne Urban and Robert Swinson will host a Semi-Private Drawing Workshop (only 6 spaces open),  a Semi-Private Painting Workshop ( only 10 spaces open) and two opportunities to have your artwork critiqued ( drawings/paintings and photography).  The Rickie Report shares the details here.

 

 

Artists in Florida, LLC

 

Invite You:

 

1)  Drawing Workshop with Arlene Sage

Monday, September  15th

10 am – 1 pm

Craft Gallery

5911 South Dixie Highway        West Palm Beach, FL  33405

 

 

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2/3)  Get Your Paintings and

Photographs Critiqued:

 

Paintings / Drawings with Ron Seitler and Arlene Sage

Photographs with Joanne Urban and Robert Swinson

 

Monday, September 15   and Monday September 22

Call for reservations!

 

Craft Gallery

5911 South Dixie Highway        West Palm Beach, FL  33405

 

 

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4)  Painting with Ron Seitler

 

Monday, September 22

10 am – 1 pm

Craft Gallery

5911 South Dixie Highway        West Palm Beach, FL  33405

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About the Artists:

 

Arlene Sage

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Ron Seitler

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Joanne Urban

 

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Robert Swinson

 

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The Artists in Florida Organization, Brings Artists of Many Disciplines Together

The A.I.F.O features the works of local artists that inspire, excite, and intrigue our increasingly diverse clientele. Through the A.I.F.O provides both the emerging and professional local artists a place to showcase and sell their work. The organized exhibits feature the many disciplines of art; paintings, drawings, three dimensional works, sculpture, ceramics, jewelry, textiles, mixed media, dance, performance, glass and photography.

 

It is the goal of the A.I.F.O to work with the artists for the long term, assisting them through their careers by exhibiting their works in galleries and arranging placement in prominent public places such as commercial installations and fine dining establishments., as well as private collectors.

 

For more information Contact info@artinfl.org 

or call 561 714-4871

 

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561-537-0291

Poets of The Palm Beaches Welcomes You With September Events

The Poets of the Palm Beaches is on a mission to share poetry with everyone who is interested.  Don’t let this art-form intimidate you!  They are offering five different events through the month of September and the public is welcome.  The Rickie Report shares the details here.

 

 

 

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Tuesday, September 9    (Every second Tuesday) 

6:30 PM.

  • Open to the public.
  • No charge. 
  • Bring original poems. 

 

Publix Super Market – Legacy Place, 2nd Floor, 11231 Legacy Ave, Palm Beach Gardens, FL 33410

Marjorie Wolfson at 561-575-2376, or Shirley Kent at brownpelicancay@gmail.com

 

Wednesday,  September 10    (Every Second Wednesday) 

 7:00 PM. 

Workshop:

 

  • Open to the public.
  • Original work only.
  • No charge.
  • Bring at least 12 copies of one poem. 

 

Panera’s Cafe — 771 Village Blvd., West Palm Beach.  

Ron Rosoff at 561-232-2888.  

 

 

Tuesday, September 16    (Every third Tuesday) 

 7:00 PM

Workshop:

  • Open to the public.
  • Original work only.
  • No charge.
  • Bring at least 10 copies of one poem.  

Palm Beach Friends (Quaker) Meeting House, 823 North A Street, Lake Worth.  ( Just a little more than one block South of 10th Ave North ) 

Contact: John Palozzi at 561-588 -9829. 

 

Friday, September 19    (Every Other Third Friday) 

 7:00 to 8:30 PM. 

Words, Wine, Cheese:

  • Open Reading.
  • Open to the public.
  • Original work only.
  • No charge. 

 

Art on Park Gallery   800 Park Ave.,  Lake Park FL 

 

 

 

Our 3rd Sunday Reading: September 21 (featured reader is Diana Loy) 

  • Contest with cash prizes. 
  • Open to the public.
  • Original work only.

 

Place: Palm Beach Friends (Quaker) Meeting House, 823 North A Street, Lake Worth.  Just a little more than one block South of 10th Ave North. Time:  2:00 PM. (Doors open at 1:45 PM) 

Suggested Donation:  $2 for members and their guests,  $3 for non-members.  Free for high school students.

 

 

For more information please visit:

 www.poetsofthepalmbeaches.com

 

 

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The Rickie Report

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Palm Beach Gardens, FL 33420

Rickie@therickiereport.com

561-537-0291

Wellington Art Society Kicks Off a New Year of Networking, Learning and Exhbits

Donna Donelan, new President of Wellington Art Society, announces the kick off of their 2014/15 year.  On Wednesday, September 10th, everyone is invited to the Opening Meeting.  There will be a special demonstration by Eydi Lampasona, a GOLDEN Certified Working Artist™  from Golden Paints.  Attendees will learn about new products and different techniques.  Golden Paints has an interesting history.  Details about the meeting and this mainstay company for artists are here.

 

 

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Wellington Art Society

Invites You To

Opening Meeting

Wednesday, September 10th

 

Meet and Greet  6 – 7 pm

Demonstration by Eydi Lampasona  7 pm

 

Wellington Community Center

12165 West Forest Hill Blvd.    Wellington, FL

 

 

The Wellington Art Society meeting will be held Wednesday, September 10th at the Wellington Community Center, 12165 West Forest Hill Blvd.   Members and guests are invited to the “Meet and Greet” from 6 – 7 pm.  At 7 pm,  there will be a demonstration by Eydi Lampasona, a GOLDEN Certified Working Artist™  from Golden Paints.   She will introduce their new products and the ways they can be used.

 

 

A History of GOLDEN Artist Colors, Inc. 
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Original Farm, Columbus, NY, 1970s
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Paint Milling, 2000


Tube Production, 2000


Color Chart Production, 2001

At the height of the depression in the 1930s, Sam Golden joined his uncle Leonard Bocour as a partner in Bocour Artist Colors. Leonard and Sam produced hand-ground oil colors for artists. The shop on 15th Street in Manhattan became a hangout for artists from the 1930s through the early 1950s. Artists such as Barnett Newman, Mark Rothko, Willem de Kooning, Jackson Pollock, Helen Frankenthaler and Jack Levine would go to the shop to visit with Leonard, talk to Sam and get paint.During one visit an artist gave Sam a honey like resin and asked if it could be made into paint. Sam recognized that this idea would require experimentation as the early batches of the new paint seemed to dry before the paint was applied. Between 1946 and 1949, and after much trial and error, the first artist acrylic paint was ready for production. One of the earliest artists to use the paint “Magna”, was Morris Louis. Sam eventually developed a more popular waterborne version of the acrylic, “Aquatec.” He continued to refine the chemistry of acrylic paints working with artists for the next 20 years to find what worked and what did not.After 30 years in the paint making business, Sam retired and moved to picturesque New Berlin, New York. Sam planned to fish and golf, but quickly grew bored with retirement and found himself “going to the barn to make paint for friends.” At the age of 67 Sam decided to come out of retirement.Golden Artist Colors, Inc. began in June of 1980 in a 900 square foot, renovated barn. Sam, his wife Adele, son Mark and daughter-in-law Barbara Golden along with partner Chuck Kelly, founded a new company that would embody Sam’s dedication to professional artists, work Sam described as simply “making tools for artists.”The first four years were financially challenging. Sam and Adele used every resource they had to keep the business alive. Mark took weekly trips to New York City to sell products to artists and continue the conversation that had made Bocour so successful.The business began to succeed with very loyal support the product was gaining from professional artists. In 1985, the addition of a factory to the original cow barn gave the company 6,200 square feet of space. As the building grew, so did product lines. The original Heavy Body and Iridescent Acrylics grew to include Fluid, Matte and Interference Acrylics.

As the GOLDEN brand gained respect in the artist community, more and more retail stores began to sell GOLDEN product. To meet the growing demand another addition to the corporate headquarters was completed in 1990. The 13,000 square foot expansion added office, production and inventory space as well as a gallery. In July 1990, Golden Artist Colors celebrated its tenth anniversary and Sam Golden’s 50th anniversary of paint making.

The company received many local and national awards including the 1991 Business Arts Award by the Chenango County Chamber of Commerce and the Council of the Arts. Mark Golden received the 1996 Small Business Person of the Year from the US Small Business Administration, Golden Artist Colors was featured on the NBC Nightly News as a successful small business. In 1998 Mark Golden was selected by Fortune Magazine to appear in a video series on small business.

GOLDEN added 31,000 square feet to the facility in 1997 and took down the “old barn”. But the surge in growth, sales and employees that year was eclipsed by sadness when Sam Golden died at age 82, on March 11, 1997. Sam left behind a legacy of participation in the creative process of artists and their materials.

In 2008 Golden Artist Colors launched OPEN Acrylics, a new line of colors and mediums with exceptionally slow drying characteristics to allow artists to blend and rework acrylic paint in ways only possible previously with oils. OPEN introduces a completely new opportunity for artists and represents the kind of product innovation and commitment to artists that Sam imparted on the company that bears his name.

Today GOLDEN maintains a culture of individual excellence and community involvement. GOLDEN has sponsored “Paint Day,” to provide the people who make paint the experience of painting, and “Kids Day” when kids come and see where their parents work and get to use the product. The “Seconds Program” offers paint that does not meet GOLDEN standards and offers it at little or no cost to employees, local artists and nonprofit organizations.

Golden Artist Colors, Inc. became an employee owned company in 2002. And despite worldwide distribution, GOLDEN product is still created on the grounds of the original barn in New Berlin using the highest standards for consistency and quality.

GOLDEN constantly strives to outdo itself by operating on three principles: 1) Make the best products, 2) Provide customers with the best service, and 3) Find people who can make the first two happen. These principles are the essence of Sam Golden’s commitment to artists and their tools and they are how we hope to grow a sustainable company dedicated to creating and sharing the most imaginative and innovative tools of color, line and texture for inspiring those who turn their vision into reality.

 

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Eydi Lampasona

 

Eydi Lampasona NWS, NCS, ISEA

 

Born to artist parents, Eydi grew up in south Florida surrounded by art. She is an interdisciplinary artist working in mixed-media painting, collage/assemblage and printmaking. She received her MFA from Vermont College, Union University a BFA from Florida Atlantic University and has obtained numerous national and international awards. She exhibits in museums and galleries worldwide and conducts art workshops internationally. Eydi has been published in five art books, including “The Painters Workshop, Composition and Design”, “Acrylic Revolution”, and “Rethinking Acrylics, Radical Solutions for Exploiting the World’s Most Versatile Medium”, “The Art of Layering: Making Connections”, and “Collage in all Dimensions”. She also has been featured in several national art magazines. Eydi is a signature member of the National Watercolor Society, National Collage Society, the International Society of Experimental Artists and the Society of Layerists in Multi-Media. Teaching has become one of her strongest denominators; by helping others reach their expressive freedom. Eydi’s work is represented in public, private and corporate collections and is listed in Who’s Who in American Art and Who’s Who in America.

 

Painting by Eydi Lampasona

Painting by Eydi Lampasona

 

 

The GOLDEN Certified Working Artists are professional artists with extensive acrylic product training. These artists are in the elite tier of all GOLDEN Certification Programs. For their certification level, they have studied extensively for a minimum of six months, and completed three specialized trainings. These talented acrylic experts conduct Lectures demonstrations and staff trainings on behalf of Golden Artist Colors. The GOLDEN Certified Working Artists also offer a wide range of participatory workshops based on their extensive knowledge of acrylic and on their personal history as a professional artist. Workshops are available in most metropolitan areas around the US and Canada, as well as locations in the United Kingdom, Europe and Asia.

 

 

 

 

If an emerging artist, a new resident of the area or any artist is looking for a group to belong to, Wellington Art Society is an easy recommendation.  They can be described as warm, professional and welcoming.   WAS offers a wide variety of venues for members to show and sell their work in the community. For more information about WAS please visit: www.wellingtonartsociety.org

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Rickie@therickiereport.com

561-537-0291

 

Middle River Press Celebrates Three National Publication Awards!

Middle River Press, a custom publishing company located in Oakland Park, FL has been awarded three silver medals from the Florida Authors and Publisher’s Association (FAPA).  The Rickie Report is pleased to celebrate Middle River Press’ accomplishments and share some artwork from each of the winning entries.  For authors who are looking for assistance with their books, Middle River Press is a great option! Congratulations to Middle River Press, the authors and illustrators of these books!

 

 

Judy Borich of Middle River Press

Judy Borich of Middle River Press 

 

 

Middle River Press, a custom publishing company in Oakland Park, Florida has a motto—“We do it right!”   That must be true because they just won three silver medals in the Florida Authors and Publisher’s Association (FAPA) President’s Book Awards competition.  

 

 

"Songs From Solitude"

“Songs From Solitude, Poetry From a Southwestern Florida Hammock”

 

The competition recognizes book publishing excellence and creativity in design, content and production in 32 categories for North American authors and publishers. This year Middle River Press was the recipient of three silver medals.

 

 

"Eleven Months and Nineteen Days"

Eleven Months and Nineteen Days”

 

The winners included Eleven Months and Nineteen Days: A Vietnam Illustrator’s Memoir by John Bowen; A poetry book titled Songs From Solitude: Poetry From A Southwestern Florida Hammock by Robert H. Gore III, and, in the Coffee Table Book category, Sailin’ on the Stranahan: A Brief History of the Lauderdale Yacht Club 1938-2013, coedited by William G. Crawford and Dr. Claire Crawford.

 

"Sailin on the Stranahan"

Sailin on the Stranahan: A Brief History of the Lauderdale Yacht Club 1938 – 2013″

 

 

Middle River Press is a custom publishing company founded by Judy and Bruce Borich, in its tenth year of producing award-winning books. For more information on these and other great books, go to www.middleriverpress.com

 

 

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561-537-0291

 

Third Annual “50/50″ is a Win/Win/Win for the Armory Art Center, Art Lovers and Artists

Everyone is invited to attend the Armory’s 3rd annual 50/50 — a live art event and auction. Watch 50 emerging and established artists create one piece each…then­ bid on the art the same night! Starting bids are only $50. Admission includes wine and beer with food truck on-site. The Rickie Report suggests you mark your calendars for September 13th and get ready to bid with guest auctioneer Jennifer Ross!  Tickets are now on sale – don’t get closed out of this FUNdraising event!

 

 

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The Armory Art Center

Invites You to Their

Third Annual 50/50

Saturday, September 13, 2014

5:30–9:00 p.m.

$25 in advance. $30 at the door

1700 Parker Avenue | West Palm Beach, FL

 

VISIT ARMORYART.ORG OR CALL 561.832.1776 X 33

TO PURCHASE YOUR TICKETS TODAY!

 

 

 

Jennifer Ross, Auctioneer

Jennifer Ross, Auctioneer

 

 

Jennifer Ross has been in the South Florida radio market for 33 years! No wonder she is looked upon as an icon, not only in the radio local radio industry, but in the market as a whole. Jennifer is a huge Ohio State Buckeye fan (her alma mater), the New England Patriots, the Boston Red Sox and the Boston Celtics. Can you tell she’s from New England?

She’s the proud mom of 2 beautiful daughters, loves all her animals (2 horses, 6 dogs, 3 cats, an annoying cow named Karma, 2 snakes, 2 bearded dragons and a couple of killer goldfish) and would marry George Clooney in a heartbeat.  

Jennifer loves to cook and eat Italian food, anything seafood, especially Maine lobster, enjoys horseback riding, gardening and reading. Jennifer sits on the board for LEAF (Law Enforcement Assistance Foundation) a charity that provides financial support to Palm Beach County police officers injured or killed in the line of duty. She has been involved with the March Of Dimes since 1981. For 2-years, she co-chaired the Saks 5th Avenue “Key To The Cure” event, which benefits breast cancer awareness, and currently sits on the board. She’s also involved with the ARC of Martin County, The Arthritis Foundation, Peggy Adams Animal Rescue League, JDRF, The Cystic Fibrosis Foundation, the Palm Beach County Sheriff’s Office Community Outreach Program and many more….

 

 

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Tickets are now on sale now: 50 artist 50 bucks!   You’re invited to join the Armory’s 3rd annual 50/50 — a live art event and auction. Watch 50 emerging and established artists create one piece each…then­ bid on the art the same night! Starting bids are only $50. Admission includes wine and beer with food truck on-site.   The event takes place on Saturday, September 13, 2014 from 5:30–9:00 p.m. Tickets may be purchased $25 in advance. $30 at the door.  (Ages 12 and under admitted free.)  The event takes place at the ARMORY ART CENTER  located at 1700 Parker Avenue in West Palm Beach, FL.  It is Open to the Public.

 

For more information or to order tickets

please visit:  ARMORYART.ORG or CALL 561.832.1776 X 33

TO PURCHASE YOUR TICKETS TODAY!

 

 

 

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Rickie@therickiereport.com

561-537-0291

Keith Kanouse’s Artistic Journey: Nationally Renown Lawyer Exhibits Paintings in Boca Raton

While Keith Kanouse has a national reputation as a franchise attorney, most of his colleagues, acquaintances and clients do not know that he also paints! The Rickie Report is pleased to share an invitation to his first SOLO Exhibition,  August 27th through September 29, 2014 at the Art Gallery in the downtown Boca Raton Library.  The public is invited to a Reception on Friday, September 12th.  More details and a sneak peek are here.

 

 

 

 

 

Painting by Keith

Kollection by Keith

 

 

The Kollection by Keith

 

 

Your are cordially invited

 

Meet the Artist Reception

 

Keith J. Kanouse

Friday, September 12, 2014

6:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m.

 

Art Gallery of the Downtown Boca Raton Library

 

Cocktails and Hors d’oeuvres

Please e-mail your RSVP: Keith@Kanouse.com

 

400 N.W. 2nd Avenue  Boca Raton, FL 33432

 

 

 

Keith Kanouse tells The Rickie Report, ” Though have no formal training in art and have never taken an art class, I have always loved art. One of my favorite courses in college was Art History. As one of the audience, my favorite period of art is French Impressionism. As an artist, my favorite paintings have the combination of geometry and various colors of the light prism giving a painting movement and 3 dimensionality.”

 

 

“My artistic journey began after graduating from the University of Notre Dame School of Law in 1974, when I moved to Buffalo, New York. While visiting the Albright-Knox Art Gallery and their modern art exhibits and was inspired. I went to an art store and bought a canvas and some acrylic paint and began. That artistic journey continues, after significant periods of inactivity, to this day with renewed intensity, confidence, and creativity.”

 

The Kollection

 Kollection by Keith

 

 

Keith’s paintings bring the viewer in, with his depth of colors and dimensionality of design.  Most often, his inspirations come from objects or events in every day life. A favorite silk tie or commemorating of our country’s Bi-Centennial in 1976.   At this point, Keith put his paint brushes down and focused on work and his family.

 

Kollection by Keith

Kollection by Keith

 

 

In 1988, a new home with barren walls beckoned.  A space over the fireplace turned to inspire another new painting for the dining room.  He shares, ” My inspiration was my wife’s, Susan’s limited edition Dior fine china called “Dior Rose” having a pattern of pinks and blues being the primary colors. Using these colors and others,  I used 14 equal squares at each side with the 14 squares becoming smaller and smaller until appearing to reach infinity in the center of the painting. “Whirlpool to Infinity” still hangs in our dining room and is my wife’s favorite. By starting your eye at the clue colors on the top of the painting and following the circular pattern round and round, you get the feeling of the whirlpool and falling into infinity.

 

 

 

Kollection by Keith

Kollection by Keith

 

 

 

When Keith’s daughter, Laura moved to Gainesville as a freshman at the University of Florida, she asked him to paint a painting for her dormitory room as a birthday present to her. “Her only instructions were to paint something in pink and orange.  That painting, “Laura’s 19th – Golden Sunset on Lake”  is shown above.  The photo does not do the painting justice as to the brilliancy of the colors, the setting sun and the waves below the golden shimmer, he explains.” 

 

Kollection by Keith

Kollection by Keith

 

 

Keith relates, ” Now that I had more time as an “empty nester, my creative juices began running and I am creating a new painting on a regular basis. I like to get a feel of the place where the painting will hang to give me inspiration of its design and colors. There were 2 areas in our family room, left and right of the bay window, that could use paintings sized 24” x 48”. One of the areas was next to our large main stone wall in the family room that gave me inspiration for my painting “Stacked Stones.” I also back-lit it, giving a nice effect in the evening.”

 

 

 

 

Everyone knows that moving out of your “comfort zone” takes courage.  Keith has done just that, with a more impressionistic painting.  He says, ” I dreaded beginning to paint my next painting because it was, as you see, well outside of my comfort zone. My inspiration was a scene on Lake Oconee near Reynolds Plantation, Georgia at sunset. This was my first venture into post-impressionism painting.”

 

Kollection by Keith

Kollection by Keith

 

 

For more information about this exhibit or other paintings by Keith Kanouse, please email Keith@Kanouse.com    or visit   www.Kanouse.com

or call   561-451-8090 x 1

 

 

 

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Three Calls to Artists for October in Lake Worth

What a great opportunity to share THREE Calls to Artists for different exhibits all happening in Lake Worth!  The Rickie Report hopes you enter these exhibits and share your artistry!  Let us know your good news when you get accepted! 

 

 

 

October in Downtown Lake Worth

Three Calls to Artists 

 

 Three Artist Events in October

 

on J Street in Downtown Lake Worth

 

J Street in Downtown Lake Worth will be the epicenter of Arts Activities throughout the month of October.  Calls are going out to artists throughout the county for two artist exhibits and a major Arts Streets Festival that will span the entire downtown J Street blocks, North and South. 

 

 

CGMSPostcard Call to Artists Cat-O-Strophic Event

 

 

CALL TO ARTISTS #1-  A Cat-O-Strophic Event-   (Interpretations of Cats in Any Arts Medium)  Hosted by Clay Glass Metal Stone Gallery, 15 South J Street in downtown Lake Worth.

Open to 2D and 3D Artists in all mediums.  Artists may enter up to 2 pieces of current work  (40 artists will be accepted.)  The exhibition will open on Saturday, October 4 and run through Tuesday, October 14.  It will be open during Art-Ober Fest, which draws huge crowds to the street and gallery.  5000 postcards and invitations are being  printed and distributed to every animal shop, clinic, shelter and veterinarian in the county.  Expected in attendance are cat art lovers from all over. For an application, contact Joyce@flamingoclaystudio.org or visit CGMS Gallery, 15 South J Street- Lake Worth FL 33460.   

 

 

CGMSCall to artist poster (1)

 

 

 

CALL TO ARTISTS #2- Art-Ober Fest 

This popular street arts Festival will be expanding to J Street, both North and South of Lake Avenue. Four performance areas are being planned. Affordable booth space is available for hundreds of artists.  The festival will take place on Saturday, October 11.  Contact Propaganda for an application. Booking@PropagandLW.com

 

 

CGMSDays of Dead Call to Artists Postcard

 

 

 

 

CALL TO ARTISTS #3- Day(s) of the Dead (Open to all Interpretations) Hosted by Clay Glass Metal Stone Gallery, 15 South J Street in downtown Lake Worth.

 

The Day of the Dead is celebrated annually in Mexico on November 1st, coinciding with the observation of All Saint’s Day. The Day of the Dead is a uniquely Mexican celebration, a cultural festival resembling Halloween in many ways, but with more cultural and spiritual meaning. The holiday combines elements of Catholicism with ancient Aztec symbolism, and honors the spirits of departed ancestors and loved ones who are believed to return to earth to join in the celebrations.  The  exhibit begins on Friday, October 17 and continues through November 4. Open to 2D and 3D Artists in all mediums.  Artists may enter up to 2 pieces of current work.  For an application, contact Joyce@flamingoclaystudio.org or visit CGMS Gallery, 15 South J Street- Lake Worth FL 33460.   

 

 

ClayGlassMetalStone Cooperative Gallery is sponsored by the Flamingo Clay Studio, a non-profit arts organization whose mission is to provide affordable studio and gallery space for three-dimensional artists.  The gallery is located at 15 South J Street in downtown Lake Worth. Hours are Sunday thru Wednesday, 10AM-4PM. Friday and Saturday, 10AM-10PM.   Gallery openings are the first and third Friday of each month from 6-9 PM with many special events in-between.  For information call Joyce Brown-215-205-9441

 

 

 

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Ilene Adams on the Road

There is still time for vacation!  The Rickie Report was happy to share some suggestions of art-related places for Ilene Adams to visit as she and her husband, Norm, drove north ending up in Massachusetts.  Ilene, a multi-talented artist in her own right, helps other artists market their work.  Ilene’s artwork can be found at Art on Park (Lake Park) and OSGS (Northwood). She shares her travelogue with our readers as well as some fascinating exhibits and sites.

 

 

 

Ilene Adams On The Road

 

 

Every summer, my husband drives to New Jersey to see his father.  I did that trip in reverse 22 years ago, when one daughter was 3 and I was pregnant with the other one.  I swore I would never do it again.  This year we were invited to one of my best friends son’s wedding in Massachusetts so it made sense that we would combine the trips and drive.  I did my best martyr routine and said I would bite the bullet and make the drive up with my husband. To cope with the long ride decided I would make the most of it and visit old friends, New York and some museums and Mass MoCA in the Berkshires near where the wedding was to be.

 

 

 

 

Armed with Sirius radio and a 1000+ page book on my Nook, we began the journey north on Father’s Day.  We stopped in Jacksonville for lunch to see my youngest daughter (the one I was pregnant with) and then headed up to North Carolina for our midway stop and arrived in New Jersey on Monday.  Tuesday morning I woke up early, eager to visit my old stomping grounds in NYC and took New Jersey Transit to meet my older daughter, Kayla. We visited the Metropolitan Museum of Art where there were several exhibitions I looked forward to seeing.  

 

 

Sculpture from "The Lost Kingdoms"

Sculpture from “The Lost Kingdoms”

 

 

Lost Kingdoms, an exhibit of Hindu-Buddhist Sculpture of Early Southeast Asia was one of them. There were about 160 sculptures on loan from the earliest kingdoms of Southeast Asia known as the “lost kingdoms”. It was an amazing collection to see and a once in a lifetime opportunity as it was never seen before in its entirety and most likely won’t be again.

 

 

 

Next stop was the inaugural exhibition at the newly renovated Costume Institute that examined the career of legendary twentieth-century Anglo-American couturier Charles James (1906–1978. It explored James’s design process, specifically his use of sculptural, scientific, and mathematical approaches to construct revolutionary ball gowns and innovative tailoring that continue to influence designers today. The retrospective features approximately sixty-five of the most notable designs James produced over the course of his career, from the 1920s until his death in 1978.   It was beautifully curated and used high tech analytical animations along with text, x-rays, and vintage images to tell the story of each gown’s intricate construction and history. 

 

 

 

Quote from Charles James

Quote from Charles James

 

 

 

 

 

The rooftop installation by Dan Graham is the second in a new series of site-specific commissions for the Museum’s Roof Garden. Comprising curves of steel and two-way mirrored glass set between ivy hedgerows, Graham’s structure is part garden maze, part modernist skyscraper facade. Viewers who enter the work are transformed into performers; in glimpsing their own reflections, they are also made acutely aware of the act of looking.

 

 

 

Dan Graham Exhibit @ Met

Dan Graham Exhibit @ Met

 

 

 

Leaving the museum we strolled through Central Park and had the chance to see Swiss artist Olaf Breuning’s Clouds at the southeast entrance of Central Park, at 5th Avenue and 60th Street. They are 35 feet tall held aloft among the trees. The six bright blue clouds are made of polished and painted aluminum.

 

 

"Clouds"

Olaf Breuning’s “Clouds”

 

 

After dinner in New Jersey with the family, we went back to New York on Wednesday to visit Kayla in her new apartment by Brooklyn’s Prospect Park. I had been to the New York Botanical Gardens many times but had never been to Brooklyn’s and was pleasantly  surprised by its size and beauty.

 

 

At the Brooklyn Botanical Gardens

At the Brooklyn Botanical Gardens

 

The Botanical Garden, called the premier horticultural attraction in the region by The New York Times, is New York City’s natural wonder, where no matter what the season, something is always in bloom. There are many different gardens with different themes including the Japanese Hill-and-Pond Garden, the fragrant Cranford Rose Garden, the children’s Discovery Garden, and  the Steinhardt Conservatory, containing the world famous C.V. Starr Bonsai Museum. Everything was in bloom and there was a constant riot of color where ever one looked.

 

We spent a few days in New  Jersey visiting friends and then we headed to Lenox, Massachusetts to a great bed and breakfast and a fabulous meal.  After living in Florida for 11 years I was enthralled with the mountains, the trees, the winding roads the fresh air and the quaint shops and galleries. 

 

 

MassMoCa

MassMoCa

 

Saturday morning after a delicious breakfast we jumped in the car and headed to North Adams and Mass MoCA, a museum that did not exist when I lived in Massachusetts and one I have been wanting to visit. I surprised at the size of the complex and what an incredible job was done in converting the factories into a magnificent art space. The design and architecture alone is worth the trip. 

 

 

MassMoCa Tower

MassMoCa Tower

 

Mass MoCa is housed in a converted manufacturing facility that is a vast complex of 19th-century factory buildings. The site’s 26 buildings form an elaborate system of interlocking courtyards and passageways rich with historical association. Bridges, viaducts, elevated walkways, and red brick facades lend a distinct architectural ambiance to the complex. 

 

 

 

Upside Down Tree Sculpture at MassMoCa

Upside Down Tree Sculpture at MassMoCa

 

 

There were several exhibits throughout the complex as well as outside sculptures and installations. Occupying one of the large buildings, a historic mill, with three floors of work is the Sol LeWitt: A Wall Drawing Retrospective. Taking nearly six months of intensive drafting and painting by a team of some sixty-five artists and art students, Sol LeWitt: A Wall Drawing Retrospective installed the show and it will remain on view for twenty-five years.

 

 

Sol

Sol LeWitt Exhibit

 

Sol LeWitt: A Wall Drawing Retrospective comprises 105 of LeWitt’s large-scale wall drawings, spanning the artist’s career from 1969 to 2007. These occupy nearly an acre of specially built interior walls that have been installed—per LeWitt’s own specifications. It is unbelievable to see the scope and intricacies of this work.

 

 

 

T Fernandez Exhibit

Teresita Fernandez Exhibit, “As Above So Below”

Teresita Fernández: “As Above So Below”  exhibit combines graphite and gold to create a series of immersive, interconnected installations whose scale shifts from intimate to vast, from miniature to panoramic. Fernández’s largest solo exhibition to date, As Above So Below is made up entirely of new works.

 

Detail of Fernandez Exhibit

Detail of Fernandez’ Exhibit “Sfumato”

 

 

 

Fernandez’s “Sfumato” (Epic), is a large-scale site-specific installation that spreads across the walls of the museum’s central galleries like an organic swarm. The work consists of over 40,000 small rocks of raw, mined graphite – each with a small, hand-drawn, graphite mark, almost like a cosmic trail – emanating from each fragment. In its entirety, “Epic” functions as a constellation. Up close, individual graphite elements and clusters become miniaturized landscapes of their own.

 

 

Darren Waterston, "Filthy Lucre"

Darren Waterston, “Filthy Lucre”

 

Darren Waterston: Uncertain Beauty is the painter’s D installation “Filthy Lucre” — the centerpiece of Uncertain Beauty — is a contemporary re-imagining of James McNeill Whistler’s 1876 decorative masterpiece Harmony in Blue and Gold: The Peacock Room. Waterston became fascinated with The Peacock Room both for its unrivaled union of painting and architecture and for its dramatic story of patronage and artistic ego.The artist reimagines and transforms the room into one of decaying extravagance.

 

 

 

Patkin Rug

Izhar Patkin Rug from “The Wandering Veil”

 

 

 

Izhar Patkin: ” The Wandering Veil” is the long-awaited survey of works by the Israeli-born, New York-based artist Izhar Patkin takes over the museum’s largest gallery. This is a fascinating exhibition of the artists works on sheer materials. 

 

 

"Dead Shoshana"

“Dead Shoshana” from The Wandering Veil Exhibit

 

 

 

Many of the works are room-sized images printed on fabrics and and are based on the poems of Agha Shahid Ali. There are several rooms wall size paintings in ink on pleated illusion (tulle curtains), 14 x 22 x 28 each.  There were also some of his sculpture and smaller paintings including Persian rugs painted on screening and other works on various fabrics. http://www.izharpatkin.com/ 

 

 

 

Izhar Patkin Sculpture

Izhar Patkin Sculpture

 

 

There were several other artists’ works shown as well including Mark Dion’s The Octagon Room, In Transit: Between Image and Object, Anselm Kiefer; The Dying of the Light; Film as Medium and Metaphor and Franz West sculptures. I have included some of the images and images of the other parts of Mass MoCa and you can go towww.MassMoCa.org to see more.

 

 

All in all , after 3400 miles, it was a great trip and I had the opportunity to see a wide variety of art , friends, family and landscapes. Maybe I won’t wait 22 years for the next trip!

 

Art-Related Links

 

 

http://www.bbg.org/ (Brooklyn Botanical Gardens)

For more information about Ilene Adams’ artwork or professional art services, please visit:

www.IleneAdamsInc.com

www.IleneAdamsFineArt.com

For coverage of your events, to place an advertisement, or speak to Rickie about appearing in The Rickie Report, contact The Rickie Report at:

Rickie Leiter, Publisher

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