“Collaboration” Offers Gallery Tour And Panel Discussion With Art Professionals, Lunch And Special Door Prizes

“Collaboration: African Diaspora Exhibition” is offering a special way to spend your afternoon on September 17th, by attending a panel discussion of professionals who service the art community.  Your $35. ticket includes a picnic style meal (entree, a soft drink & dessert) a gift bag, plus entry for door prizes.  Grand prize is a bronze anointed mask ring custom Limited Edition (designed & created by exhibiting artist Nzingah Oniwosan), with a Value of $125). The Rickie Report shares the details here and urges you to get your tickets now – only 50 spaces are available!

 

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425 24th Street  W.Palm Beach, FL 33407

 

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“Collaboration: African Diaspora”

SPECIAL   EVENT:

Saturday, September 17, 2016

 

Brunch:   12 -1 pm
Gallery Tour:  1-1:30 pm
Lecture & Q & A:  1:30-2:30 pm
Door Prizes:  2:30 -3:00 pm

 

 

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Moderator Cory Neering, District 2 Commissioner – City of West Palm Beach

 

 

Panelists:

Nzingah Oniwosan, Multi-disciplined artist
Sabine Millien-Felix, Partner at Millien, LeBlanc PLLC
Keith Spruill, Art collector
Gregory Dillard, CEO & President of Grapeseeker – Advertising | Design
Dr. Kahlil Vadre Moses,Chiropractic Physician, Art collector
Rolando Chang Barrero, Founder/Owner/Curator of Rolando Chang Barrero Fine Arts & The Box Gallery
Rena Blades,President & Chief Executive Officer Cultural Council of the Palm Beaches
Genia Baker, Project Manager for the City of West Palm Beach Community Redevelopment Agency
Debbie Origho Manigat, M.S. MFT, DMFT, Mental Wellness Advocate | Social Services Consultant

 

 

Food provided by Trindy Gourmet
Dessert sponsored by Urban League Young Professionals of Palm Beach County

 

 

Menu

Fried and Baked Chicken Wings
Assorted Deviled Eggs
Mac and Cheese
Kale Caesar Salad
Tea, Lemonade and Water
Dessert

 

 

 

Door prize Sponsors:

Nzingah -Sankofa’s Child Jewelry Line
S!R by Eddie Edwards
Iconic Eye Care
OM Yoga & Wellness Studios
Sew by Raquel Williams

Swag bag sponsors:

Miss Jessie
Ganache Bakery
West Palm Beach CRA
OM Yoga & Wellness Studios
Harold’s Coffee Lounge
Debthelper.com
Kianga Art
Cultural Council of the Palm Beaches
Kiss It & Spa It by Nichole Osborne

 

 

Limit of 50 Tickets Available

To Buy Your Ticket:

 

http://eventbrite.com

 

http://www.atbfineartists.com/2016/06/collaboration-african-diaspora.html

Center For Creative Education:

561.805.9927

http://cceflorida.org

 

 

The exhibition runs from September 3-October 21, 2016

 

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“Collaboration: African Diaspora Exhibition” At the Center For Creative Education Offers Unique Stories Through Eyes, Hands And Lips Of The Artists Themselves

“Collaboration: African Diaspora Exhibition” at the Center for Creative Education is being produced by A.T.B Fine Artists & Designers LLC.  Opening on September 10th with a Public Reception, “Collaboration” will continue through October 21st with lectures, art demonstrations, artists talks and more. The focus is to show another aspect of art & culture in a community that many people in Palm Beach County have yet to experience. This year’s group includes artists who are originally from, reside in or are represented in the State of Florida. We believe that with the partnership of CCE & A.T.B. the “Diaspora” will be another great success.  The Rickie Report shares the details of the Exhibition, a few sneak peeks and how to RSVP.  Some of these events are FREE, but you MUST RSVP!

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Join us for the Opening

Saturday, September 10, 2016 | 6-8:30 PM

The Gallery at Center for Creative Education

Suggested $10 Entry:

(Charitable Donation to CCE’s mission in helping children learn through the arts)

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The exhibition runs from September 3-October 21, 2016.

http://www.atbfineartists.com/2016/06/collaboration-african-diaspora.html

 

 

 

 

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Their vision is to have an African Diaspora (The African diaspora was the movement of Africans and their descendants to places throughout the world – predominantly to the Americas). Trina and Anthony Burks explain,”  The concept of art itself does not have to be in reflection of the diaspora”.

 

 

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Curators of “Collaboration”, Anthony Burks Sr. and Trina Slade burks

“This is the third installment of the exhibition. Originally created in 2013, the African Diaspora had displayed a vast variety of artists from around the country. We have achieved this not simply hanging art on a wall or sitting it on a pedestal. It was accomplished by unique story telling through the eyes, hands and lips of the artists themselves”.

 

SAVE  THESE  DATES:

GET TICKETS FOR THESE EVENTS:

 

Sept. 10 – Opening

6pm-9pm

RSVP

https://www.eventbrite.com/e/collaboration-african-diaspora-exhibition-opening-tickets-26012533187

Sept. 17-Brunch & Lecture

12pm-3pm   Tickets $35 (Limited Seating)

RSVP

https://www.eventbrite.com/e/collaboration-african-diaspora-exhibition-brunch-lecture-picnic-style-tickets-26891550351

Oct. 1-Meet The Florida Highwaymen

10am-4pm

RSVP:

https://www.eventbrite.com/e/collaboration-african-diaspora-exhibition-presents-the-florida-highwaymen-tickets-27034864006

Oct. 8- Meet The Artists & Marketplace

12pm-4pm

RSVP:

https://www.eventbrite.com/e/collaboration-african-diaspora-exhibition-meet-the-artists-marketplace-tickets-27048894973

Oct. 15-Artist Rodney Jackson reads Rocko’s Big Launch

12pm-2pm

RSVP:

https://www.eventbrite.com/e/rodney-jackson-presents-rockos-big-launch-tickets-26909748783

 

INTRODUCING SOME OF THE ARTISTS:

 

 

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Artwork by Anthony Burks Sr.

 

 

Anthony Burks Sr.

Anthony Burks is one of the most unique conceptual artists in America. His paintings mix colored pencils, watercolor, pen, and ink, and are characterized by his unusual choice of colors. Whether depicting birds, animals, or people, Anthony is able to convey the intertwining of their beauty and their strength. He chooses his subjects because of what they mean to him, and he tells their stories through his combination of realistic forms, bright colors, and abstract images. Anthony is also co-curator of the exhibition.

 

 

Jonathan Knight

Dr. Jonathan Knight’s mission is to provide the highest quality of fine art available, share his creative vision with all interested viewers and collectors, and continue educating and informing art enthusiasts about collecting, supporting and appreciating fine art of all kinds. Dr. Knight is no stranger to Palm Beach County. In 2000 Sunfest used one of his paints for their Commemorative Print. (work has been also affiliated with Albrecht Kemper Museum Of Art, Artist Showcase of the Palm Beaches, United Industries CO, Stowers Institute, Anheuser Busch Corporate Art Collection just to name a few)

 

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Artwork by Ore’al Blunston

Ore’al Blunston

Ore’al Bluntson is a professional artist located in West Palm Beach, Fl. She enjoys painting with acrylics as her primary medium. Ore’al has an abstract expressionist style that is riddled with African overtones.

 

 

 

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Artwork by R. Jackson

 

 

 

 R.Jackson (Book signing & reading on October 15, 2016)

R. Jackson is a visual artist, award-winning illustrator, and art director. The Homestead, Florida resident is was an artist in residence at the KROMA Miami Gallery in Miami, Fl & is presently now the director of the gallery. He states “As a visual director, I’m known among my colleagues as someone with a strong work ethic who is not afraid to push boundaries. I am constantly surveying my surroundings for concepts that can be expanded or improved. I am also trying to find the empty spaces where new ones should exist.”

 

 

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Artwork by Addonis Parker

Addonis Parker

Addonis Parker is a Miami artist who was nicknamed “Giant” as a child. His 6’8″ frame, is slightly intimidating at first. But his larger than life paintings speak volumes of this gentle teddy bear of a man. “I am a student of creativity and expression. My life is simply an open book to the inner world of our urban fabrics but the key to the underworld of self-truth, through the eyes of Addonis.”

 

 

For more information:

A.T.B. Fine Artists & Designers LLC: Save the Dates
Save the Dates Opening Reception, Sept. 10th RSVP HERE Brunch & Lecture Sept. 17th RSVP HERE (Limited Seating) Meet The Florida Highwaymen Oct. 1st RSVP …

View on www.atbfineartists.com

 

 

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Call For “Collaboration: African Diaspora Exhibition III”

ATB Fine Artists & Designers LLC (ATB) in partnership with Center for Creative Education (CCE) is hosting a Harlem Renaissance-style art exhibition displaying visual artists of African Diaspora. The African Diaspora concept is based on the historical background of the individual artists. The concept of art itself does not have to be in reflection of the diaspora.  The Rickie Report shares this Call For Entries and the details.

 

 

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Call to Artists

Collaboration: African Diaspora Exhibition III

 

  •   Venue: Center for Creative Education Gallery 425 24th Street, West Palm Beach, FL 33407
  •   Curators: ATB Fine Artists & Designers LLC
  •   Host: Center for Creative Education
  •   Fee: No charge
  •   25 Artists needed
  •   Commission: 60/40 Artist/CCE & ATB
  •   Date of event: September 3, -October 21, 2016
  •   Deadline for submission: July 15, 2016
  •   Eligibility:
    1. Reside or represented regionally in the State of Florida
    2. Must be a living artist
    3. Must be 18 years or older
    4. Open to visual artists of African Descent (historically).
    5. All artists must submit three images for review. (JPEG, TIFF, or PDF). Images cannot besmaller than 150dpi- 300dpi max. Must provide an artist CV. Send via www.dropbox.com to collaboration@atbfineartists.com ONLY. Any work not submitted in this format, will be disqualified.
    6. Painting, photography, drawing, mixed media, sculpture, (Jewelry artists are responsible for display for its protection. Facility does not have jewelry cases)
  •   Ineligibility:
    1. Nudity

    1. Art work exhibited previously in one of the two Collaboration: African Diaspora Exhibitions
    2. Representation of a deceased artists or estates of a deceased artist.

 

collaboration :(n) the act of working jointly

Collaboration started as a showcase of artists, presented in homes, businesses and other alternative spaces allowing artwork to be viewed by clients in a realistic or unusual environment. It allows the artists to intermingle with buyers one on one and develop a personal relationship with the public at large.

 

ATB Fine Artists & Designers LLC (ATB) in partnership with Center for Creative Education (CCE) is hosting a Harlem Renaissance-style art exhibition displaying visual artists of African Diaspora. The African Diaspora concept is based on the historical background of the individual artists. The concept of art itself does not have to be in reflection of the diaspora.

 

If the artist’s work is accepted for the show, please note the following:

  •   The artist will be emailed a copy of the contract. It must be filled out and signed with the consignment information. The artist must have it the day of delivery of their art.
  •   If the submitted artwork becomes unavailable, the artist must contact the curators immediately. A replacement similar to the style can be viewed. The curators have the right to accept or reject the new work. Work cannot previously have been exhibited in a Collaboration: African Exhibition (2013 and 2015)
  •   The artist agrees to provide quality and tasteful work that best represents the format of the venue. Note: CCE provides a learning environment for ages 5-adult.
  •   All art must be ready to hang or install. The curators and coordinator can reject any work if not presentation ready. (Must be framed or have hanging devices, be gallery wrapped and edges treated and painted. No cracks, sloppy edges, or incomplete work will be accepted.) Weight maximum for hanging work cannot exceed 40lbs. Maximum dimension are 4’x4’. Artwork must be labeled on the back with Artist’s Name, Title of artwork, medium, dimensions and price.
  •   Work must be delivered either by the artist or a representative on the following dates:
    August 24 or 25 between 10am-4pm. Hanging day is August 26. If you ship or carrier your work to the venue, it is the artist responsibility to package their art work properly and provide all the signed paperwork as well as shipping documents to have art work reshipped at the cost of the artist if the art does not sell. (Also, see #6 below for Unclaimed work.)
  •   Artist’s work will be contracted to stay at CCE until October 21, 2016 and cannot be removed prior to that date.
  •   Please read CCE’s liability and security information below.

 

 

 

1. CCE Liability and Security: CCE is not responsible for theft or damage. CCE will care for all artworks herein by all reasonable efforts. CCE is also not responsible for loss from forces of nature (ex., Hurricane, Flooding). Artist is responsible for his/her own property insurance.
2. Warranty. The Artist hereby warrants that he/she created and possesses unencumbered title to the Artworks, and that their descriptions are true and accurate.

3. Duration of Consignment. The Artist, Atb and CCE agree that the initial term of consignment for the Artworks is to be exhibition specific, and that the Artist will not request their return before the end of this term. Also, see #5 for removal specifics.

ATTENTION – IMPORTANT WEATHER DISASTER NOTIFICATION: In the event of an impending natural disaster such as named Tropical Storms and/or Hurricanes by which it has been advised evacuations have been determined each artist is responsible for collecting their own pieces and moving them to safe storage no less than two days prior to the oncoming storm/hurricane in order to allow CCE staff to take their own security measures to protect property and equipment held at the Gallery.

4. Fiduciary Responsibilities. Title to each of the Artworks remains with the Artist until the Artist has been paid the full amount owing him or her for the Artworks; title then passes directly to the purchaser. All proceeds from the sale of the Artworks shall be paid to the Artist at the end of the contract consignment. Commercial General Liability coverage. CCE carries Arch Insurance. This insurance (as with all similarly located galleries and insurance companies nationwide save those that insure established museum art pieces) does not apply to individual pieces of art at CCE. Artists who exhibit their pieces at CCE are responsible for insuring their work.

5. Removal from Gallery. CCE shall not lend out or remove artwork from the premises, without first obtaining written permission from the Artist. Artist may not remove work from the gallery during consignment dates without obtaining written permission from CCE.
6. Unclaimed artwork for a period of 1 year from the end of the artists closing contract date will become property of CCE.

For more information:

 

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561-714-6674

info@atbfineartists.com

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Art And Kimono Exhibit Will Offer Lectures And Sales Of Wearable Art

The kimono is a simple garment with a complex history of weaving, dyeing, and embroidery techniques reflecting the cultural changes of Japan. Barbara Cheives of Afrasia Design Studio and Anthony and Trina Burks of ATB Fine Art are bringing  an Art and Kimono Exhibit and Sale to Palm Beach County.  This exhibit and shopping event includes vintage kimono, haori jackets, and obi along with décor items, and wearable art created from vintage Japanese textiles.  This is a unique opportunity to experience the fascinating story of kimono while learning to wear and decorate with the garments and the textiles.  World renown kimono researcher and merchant, Les Kozuki will be on hand!  The Rickie Report knows this will appeal to history buffs, Asian art lovers, textile junkies and fabric hounds.  Bring your Fabric Guild and Quilting Buddies! We share a few sneak peeks and suggest you mark your calendars now for Friday, May 15th through Sunday, May 17th!  Ronald Shaffer Interiors will host this event.

 

 

 

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Art & Kimono Exhibit & Sale

History of Kimono & Japanese Textiles Lectures

Hosted by

The Paint Store at Ronald Shaffer Interiors

1800 Upland Road   West Palm Beach, FL

SCHEDULE:

Friday, May 15th

6:00 – 10:00 p.m. – Opening Night Celebration
Be among the first to experience a unique blend of
the Asian experience with the contemporary art

 

Saturday, May 16th

Interactive Lectures
11:00 a.m. – 12:00 noon – “The Evolution of Kimono: Cracking the Kimono Code”
1:00 – 2:00 p.m. – “Kimono Redux: Modern Adaptations”

The Exhibit is open 5:00 – 9:00 p.m.

6:00 – 8:00 Jazz at the Gallery with the Unorthodox Duo – SAMM with Jamie Ousley

 

 

Sunday, May 17th

11:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m. – Interactive Student Lecture
“What the Heck is Kimono? A Colorful Conversation about Vintage Japanese Garments as Art”

1:00 – 6:00 p.m. – Sunday Afternoon at the Exhibit

 

10% of all sales will be donated to the following local nonprofit organizations: Community Partners, U.B. Kinsey Education & Community Center, YWCA of Palm Beach County

 

 

 

 

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“Uchikake”

 

 

Vintage Kimono has fascinated Leslie Kozuki for most of his adult life. This fascination has lead him to spend most of the last 30 years actively selling and researching Vintage Kimono, Obi, as well as other Asian textiles and Art.

 

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Les Kozuki, World Renown Kimono Expert

 

 

Born and raised in Hawaii, Les was immersed in multi-culturalism.  Being Japanese American, kimono were easily accessible. His research began with questioning his parents and older family members, then extended to books, and participation in cultural interest groups. Les considers himself a merchant/researcher and is perhaps the most widely travelled Kimono salesman in the USA. His trunk show and lecture circuit has ranged throughout the United States Mainland. For the past six years, his focus has been in Hawaii, including the islands of Kauai, Maui and Oahu. He is tracking the evolution of the Kimono and its fabric, right here in the United States. 

 

 

Barbara Cheives, of Afrasia Design Studio

Barbara Cheives, of Afrasia Design Studio

 

Barbara tells The Rickie Report, “Back in the 90’s I accompanied Les to several of his shows, most notably the Houston International Quilt Festival. Through Les’ tutelage I developed an appreciation for the garments, art and culture of Japan. I also have a natural affinity for the African culture and discovered that many of the colors and textures of the African textiles formed a beautiful “marriage” with Japanese textiles. This union resulted in the birth of my artist’s moniker – “Afrasia”.

 

"Krazy Kimono" by Barbara Cheives

“Krazy Kimono” by Barbara Cheives

“Though the Japanese garments are vintage and no longer being worn, the beauty of the textiles are timeless. It seems natural to re-purpose these fabrics into wearable art – scarves and purses and decorative art – pillows, runners and wall hangings. Not wanting to lose an inch of the silks, I make use of the scraps to design small collages and greeting cards. Embellished with African & Asian inspired trims, beads, and “found” items my art is a form of ‘Multi-cultural Recycling’!”

 

 

"Sancha McBurnie" by Anthony Burks

“Sancha McBurnie” by Anthony Burks

 

Completing and complimenting the theme of multiculturalism, Anthony Burks will be exhibiting his mixed media paintings.  He is one of the most unique conceptual artists in America. His paintings mix colored pencils, watercolor, pen, and ink, and are characterized by his unusual choice of colors. Whether depicting birds, animals, or people, Anthony is able to convey the intertwining of their beauty and their strength. He chooses his subjects because of what they mean to him, and he tells their stories through his combination of realistic forms, bright colors, and abstract images.  A graduate of the Art Institute of Fort Lauderdale, Anthony has exhibited at galleries, museums, and events for over twenty years. His painting “Freedom 2001” can be found in the Cornell Museum Permanent Collection.  Anthony mentors fellow artists young and old, teaching them his techniques and encouraging them to pursue their own creative talents. He is also the co-founder of A.T.B. Fine Artists & Designers where he curates shows for other artists and promotes the local arts scene. He is presently working on a coffee table book of his paintings and drawings.

 

"Never Along" by Anthony Burks

“Never Along” by Anthony Burks

 

 

Anthony tells The Rickie Report,My works result from the blending of my mind and heart. It is a gift from God that I love and cherish immensely. Whether choosing a bird, animal or beautiful woman as my subject, I achieve diversity by incorporating into my art bright colors and abstract images. I want my audience to be as free in viewing my work as I am in creating it. Change is a challenge for many artists, but I have learned to embrace it. I am constantly inspired by the artists that I mentor and the shows that I curate. My artwork evolves as I create new collections that tell new stories. I am eager to tackle the next stage of my artistic journey.”

 

For more information about this event please contact Barbara Cheives at:   barbara@convergeandassociates.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

The Rickie Report

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Palm Beach Gardens, FL 33420

Rickie@therickiereport.com

561-537-0291