Boca Raton Pen Women’s Free Spring Family Festival Is Open To The Public

Enjoy a full-day festival for everyone in your family – Children and Adults. The Boca Raton Branch National League of American Pen Women (NLAPW), professional artists, writers, and composers, will share their expertise in workshops, activities, discussions, and exhibits that will inspire and entertain you. This all day festival, takes place on Saturday, March 4th. The Rickie Report shares the details and urges you to mark your calendars for a terrific, stimulating day!

 

 

 

Free Spring Family Festival

Open To the Public

 

Saturday, March 4, 2017

9 am – 3:30 pm

 Center for Spiritual Living

 2 SW 12th Avenue  Boca Raton, FL 33486

 

 

 

Enjoy a full-day festival for everyone in your family – Children and Adults.  The Boca Raton Branch National League of American Pen Women (NLAPW), professional artists, writers, and composers, will share their expertise in workshops, activities, discussions, and exhibits that will inspire and entertain you.  This all day festival, takes place on Saturday, march 4th at the Center for Spiritual Living in Boca Raton FL. from 9 am to 3;30 pm.

 

Festival Events

 

For Children

  • Participate in a musical story – The Peace Patch – composed by Sheila Firestone
  • Create a pastel mural with Dr. Myra Levick, art therapist
  • Write poetry with published poet, Marlene Klotz

 

For Adults

  • Meet Pen Women authors, artists and composers 
  • Open mic with MC, Etta Schaeffer
  • Author Talk with published authors, Dr. Myra Levick, Alexandra Goodwin and Carol White
  • Poetry Workshop/Collage Creation with poet Vera Ripp Hirschhorn
  • How To Self-Publish Your Book  – workshop with Meryl Davids Landau

For Everyone

  • Juried Art Show
  • Art Demonstrations
  • Storytelling with Etta Schaeffer
  • Closing concert with original music by Sheila Firestone, composer

 

Raffle Prizes

Refreshments by Cheffrey Eats – a Gourmet Food Truck

Gourmet burgers, mac & cheese, snacks, lite bites

Proceeds for this event will benefit the Boca Raton Pen Women Scholarship Fund.

Visit our website: www.bocapenwomen.org to learn more about the Boca Raton Branch NLAPW and to see a time schedule of events for the Spring Family Festival

 

 

 

 

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17019 SW Sapri Way   Port St. Lucie, FL 34986

 

National League Of American Pen Women Fort Lauderdale Branch Announces Call For Art

The Fort Lauderdale Branch of National League of American Pen Women share a Call for Artists for a juried exhibition of all media. The event takes place at the Herb Skolnick Community Center in Pompano Beach, FL.  The public is invited to an Awards Luncheon on Friday, February 10th.  The juror, Lark Keeler, currently serves on the faculty of the NSU Art Museum in Fort Lauderdale.  The Rickie Report shares the details and urges the artists to apply – and art patrons to visit the exhibit, which is open February 1st through March 1st.

 

 

 

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CALL FOR ALL MEDIA,  JURIED EXHIBITION

 

 

PUBLIC  IS  INVITED  TO  THE  EXHIBITION:

February 1 through March 1, 2017  

AWARDS LUNCHEON:

Friday, February 10, 2017  

11:30 AM

Reservations necessary

 

 

 

Herb Skolnick Community Center

954-786-4590

800 SW 36th Avenue   Pompano Beach, FL 33069

 

 

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About the National League of American Pen Women:

Since its founding in 1897 by Marian Longfellow O’Donoghue, Henry Longfellow’s niece, the League seeks to create progression and advancement in visual arts, literary work, and musical composition. As the oldest and largest women’s arts organization, members share their creativity in a number of ways, including workshops, exhibitions, discussion groups, performances, demonstrations and lectures, fostering networking and friendships among members, while maintaining a high, broad standard of work, effort and strength that comes from the union. Each year the Fort Lauderdale Branch awards three $1,000 scholarships to a high school senior woman who has been accepted and enrolled as a full-time student at an accredited college, university or technical school.

 

Visit:  http://www.nlapw.org/

For additional information please call 954-961-6067 

 

 

 

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Rickie Leiter, Publisher

Rickie@therickiereport.com   561-537-0291

17019 SW Sapri Way   Port St. Lucie, FL 34986

 

Boca Raton Branch National League Of American Pen Women Feature Watercolorist, John Bowen At November Meeting

The Boca Raton Branch National League of American Pen Women will feature John Bowen at the November 17th Luncheon and Speaker Program. Meet John Bowen, award-winning watercolorist, illustrator, and writer. John will share the story of his military experience in Vietnam that led him to write and illustrate “Eleven Months and Nineteen Days”, which won a silver medal. John’s realistic expressionism paintings capture Florida’s landscapes, seascapes, and everyday life. His art is a best seller at Vizcaya in Miami.  The Rickie Report shares the details and urges you to sign up now!  Pen Women is a prime example of positive networking organization.  You can attend this event as a guest.

 

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BOCA RATON BRANCH

National League of American Pen Women

 

 

 

Meet Award-Winning Artist, John Bowen

Thursday, November 17, 2016
11:30 A.M.

 

 

 

Delray Beach Golf Club

2200 Highland Ave.  Delray Beach, FL

561/243-7385 for Directions

 

 

Meet John Bowen, award-winning watercolorist, illustrator, and writer. John will share the story of his military experience in Vietnam that led him to write and illustrate Eleven Months and Nineteen Days, which won a silver medal. John’s realistic expressionism paintings capture Florida’s landscapes, seascapes, and everyday life.

 

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CLIP AND RETURN WITH YOUR CHECK

 

DEADLINE FOR RECEIPT OF CHECKS: November 7, 2016

Members: $27 – Guests: $32
Gluten Free: Members $30 – Guests: $35
Checks payable to: Boca Raton Branch NLAPW

Send to: Elaine Bossik, 7722 Majestic Palm Drive Boynton Beach FL 33437


 

Email Elaine Bossik for more information:  elainebossik@yahoo.com

Luncheon Menu:    Please circle your choice of entrée and dessert
NAME: (Print) ____________________________________

Email ________________________
GUEST:__________________________________

Email________________________________
GUEST’S MENU: CHOICES of entree & dessert : ______________________________________
GUESTS: How did you hear about us ?_______________________________________________

1) Chicken Francaise – Parmesan egg battered chicken breast sauteed and finished with a lemon butter sauce, served with herb roasted potatoes and sauteed green beans almondine.
(2) Poached Fillet of Salmon – Court bouillon poached salmon with creamy lemon dill sauce on the side, herb roasted potatoes and sauteed green beans almondine.
(3) Chef’s Salad – Fresh garden mixed greens topped with julienned turkey, ham, salami and Provolone cheese, topped with pepperoncini, black olives and grape tomatoes with Italian dressing.
Dessert Choice: (4) Chocolate Raspberry Mousse Cake or (5) Fruit Cup

 

 

About National League of American Pen Women:

The Boca Raton Branch of the National League of American Pen Women is a prestigious organization of professional women in the Arts – Published Writers, Authors, Poets, Musical Composers and Award winning Artists. The Boca Raton branch is one of the largest in the country and celebrated its 40th anniversary in 2015.

 

NLAPW’s corporate headquarters is based in Washington, D.C. oversees branches all over the United States. The League boasts membership of such prominent ladies as Eleanor Roosevelt, Erma Bombeck, and Edna Hibel. Vinnie Ream, the only woman to sculpt President Lincoln from life, was an early member of NLAPW. Her statue of Lincoln now stands in the U.S. Capitol Rotunda.

 

As a qualified member of Art, Letters or Music, each member is exposed to participation in Art Exhibits, Book Talks and various workshops. On the third Thursday of the month – from November to May – luncheons are held with interesting, informative speakers featuring the three Muses ~ Art – Literature – Music! 

 

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Rickie Leiter, Publisher

The Rickie Report

17019 SW Sapri Way

Port St. Lucie, FL 34986

Rickie@therickiereport.com

561-537-0291

You Are Invited To Annual Membership Luncheon With Boca Raton Branch National League of American Pen Women

The Boca Raton Branch National League of American Pen Women (NLAPW) kicks off its 2016/2017 season with an Annual Membership luncheon at the Delray Beach Golf Club on October 20, 2016.  You are invited to attend and learn how Boca Raton Pen Women enriches lives with art, music, books, poetry, drama, and much more. If you are a published writer, artist, composer or lover of the arts, you’ll find one-of-a-kind events and programs plus warm and welcoming new friends. Everyone will enjoy the special Silent Auction! The Rickie Report shares the details and urges you to investigate this wonderful networking organization!

 

 

 

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Boca Raton Branch National League of American Pen Women

www.bocapenwomen.org

 

 

A Not-to-be-Missed Membership Luncheon

Thursday, October 20, 2016

11:30 A.M.

Deadline for receipt of checks:

October 12, 2016

Delray Beach Golf Club

2200 Highland Ave.  Delray Beach, FL 33445

561/243-7385 for Directions

 

The Boca Raton Branch National League of American Pen Women (NLAPW) is hosting its annual membership luncheon at the Delray Beach Golf Club on October 20, 2016. This is the kick off their new 2016-2017 season of programs and special events. The community is invited to attend and learn how the Boca Raton Pen Women can enrich lives with art, music, books, poetry, drama, and much more. If you are a published writer, artist, composer or lover of the arts, you’ll find one-of-a-kind events and programs, and warm and welcoming new friends.  The Rickie Report shares the details and urges you to investigate this wonderful networking organization!

 

 

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“Evening Out” by Bea Doone-Merena, Oil Painting

 

 

 

Opportunities to showcase your artistic creations in the public arena are arranged by our Art, Letters and Music Committees. You’ll have a chance to network with our creative members and expand your reach in the local community. You can participate in national webinars that offer valuable information and enter contests that interest and inspire you.

 

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“Ruby Red Waterlily” by Pat Wilson, Photography

 

 

 

You won’t want to miss this once-a-year membership event. Enjoy a delicious buffet luncheon with a selection of sliced meats, garden salad, tomato and onion salad, potato salad, cabbage slaw, fresh breads and rolls, dessert and beverages.

 

This year we are featuring a fabulous Silent Auction. You can bid on unique member art pieces, a giant treasure basket, theater tickets, etc.  Cash or checks only for auction will be accepted.

 

 

 

Join us, meet us, learn all about us.

Deadline for receipt of checks: October 12, 2016

 

CLIP AND RETURN WITH YOUR CHECK:

Members: $27 – Non-members: $32

Checks payable to: Boca Raton Branch NLAPW

Email Elaine Bossik for more information: elainebossik@yahoo.com

NAME: (Print) ____________________________________

Email ________________________ GUEST:__________________________________

Email________________________________

GUESTS: How did you hear about us?_______________________________________________

DEADLINE FOR RECEIPT OF CHECKS: October 12, 2016

Note: We cannot accept checks after the deadline.

Members $27 Guests $32
Send checks to: Elaine Bossik, 7722 Majestic Palm Drive, Boynton Beach FL 33437

 

ABOUT NATIONAL LEAGUE OF AMERICAN PEN WOMEN

The Boca Raton Branch of the National League of American Pen Women is a prestigious organization of professional women in the Arts – Published Writers, Authors, Poets, Musical Composers and Award winning Artists.

NLAPW’s corporate headquarters is based in Washington, D.C. , where it oversees branches all over the United States. The League boasts membership of such prominent women as Eleanor Roosevelt, Erma Bombeck, and local well-known artist Edna Hibel. Vinnie Ream, the only woman to sculpt President Lincoln from life, was an early member of NLAPW. Her statue of Lincoln now stands in the U.S. Capitol Rotunda.

The Boca Raton branch is one of the largest in the country and will be celebrating its 40th anniversary in 2015. As a qualified member of Art, Letters or Music, each member is exposed to participation in Art Exhibits, Author Talks and various workshops. On the third Thursday of the month – from November to May – luncheons are held with interesting, informative and entertaining speakers featuring the three Muses ~ Art – Literature – Music!

For more information about Boca Raton Branch National League of American Pen Women please visit:

www.bocapenwomen.org

Facebook:

https://www.facebook.com/pages/Boca-Raton-Branch-National-League-of-American-Pen-Women/143826885635850

or

http://tinyurl.com/ktodd6t

 

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

Rickie Leiter, Publisher

The Rickie Report

Rickie@therickiereport.com

561-537-0291

 

Studio 18 Presents “Through Women’s Eyes”, Featuring National League Of American Pen Women, Fort Lauderdale Branch Artists

The community is invited to attend “Through Women’s Eyes,” at Studio 18 in Pembroke Pines, Florida from July 22 – September 1.  An Opening Artist Reception will take place on Friday July 22. Meet the Featured Artist members of the non-profit National League of American Pen Women Ft. Lauderdale Branch, mingle with those who share an appreciation for art, and enjoy light refreshments while listening to the beautiful music of the Night Breeze Jazz trio.   In addition, three members – Susan Buzzi, Jen Walls and Phoenix – will be reading from their published works sharing experiences as seen through their eyes. The Rickie Report shares the details.  Parking and admission are free.

 

 

National League of American Pen Women,

Fort Lauderdale Branch

PRESENTS:

“Through Women’s Eyes”

 

Free, Public Opening Reception:

 

Friday, July 22, 2016

7pm

Enjoy Light Refreshments and Music

 

Studio 18

1101 Poinciana Drive  

Pembroke Pines, FL 33025

 

 

 

 

 

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Free Parking, Free Admission

Open to the Public

Exhibit Runs through September 1st

Hours:

Monday through Friday from 8:30 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.

 Saturday from 10:00 a.m. until 2:00 p.m. 

 

 

 

The artists of “Through Women’s Eyes” work in the mediums of photography, water color, acrylics and oils. Artists: Karen Braverman, Susan Buzzi, Mary Belle Cordell, Beverly Dameron, Claudia Hafner, Elaine Kahn, Christine Landis, Valerie Lecklikner, Terry Mulrroney, Lois Perdue, Phoenix, Anabel Rub Peicher, Donna Salle, Tammy Seymour, Carol Thaw, Jen Walls and Subashini Yalamanchi, have borrowed inspiration from nature and rendered impressive art work ranging from replica to creative interpretation. The National League of American Pen Women organization is comprised of professional women dedicated to creating progression and advancement in literary work, visual arts and musical composition.

 

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“This is a very accomplished group of professional female artists who pay special tribute and celebrate the uniqueness of South Florida’s natural beauty in this stunning Exhibition,” said Holly Bonkowski, Division Director of Cultural Arts for the City of Pembroke Pines.

 

 

 

 

 

The National League of American Pen Women-Fort Lauderdale, made up of a select group of professional women in the arts, presents: “Through Women’s Eyes.” This exhibit will showcase some of South Florida’s most accomplished artists’ latest works celebrating South Florida’s natural beauty. Working in various mediums including photography, water color, acrylics and oils, these renowned artists will each pay tribute to the beauty of South Florida’s most remarkable natural assets. The exhibit will be organized and curated by native Miami photographer Phoenix who has enjoyed a diverse career that has encompassed journalism, media relations and film-making. Phoenix’ primary studio and sanctuary are south Florida’s wetlands and the Everglades and her serene and startling scenes will be complemented in words and imagery by her fellow artists.

 

 

 

About the National League of American Pen Women:

 

 

 

Since its founding in 1897 by Marian Longfellow O’Donoghue, Henry Longfellow’s niece, the League seeks to create progression and advancement in visual arts, literary work, and musical composition. As the oldest and largest women’s arts organization, members share their creativity in a number of ways, including workshops, exhibitions, discussion groups, performances, demonstrations and lectures, fostering networking and friendships among members, while maintaining a high, broad standard of work, effort and strength that comes from the union. Each year the Fort Lauderdale Branch awards three $1,000 scholarships to a high school senior woman who has been accepted and enrolled as a full-time student at an accredited college, university or technical school. http://www.nlapw.org/

 

For additional information please call 954-961-6067 or visit:

 www.ppines.com/studio18

For a schedule of exhibitions, events, and workshops

 

 

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

Rickie Leiter, Publisher

The Rickie Report

P.O.Box 33423

Palm Beach Gardens, FL 33420

Rickie@therickiereport.com

561-537-0291

Boca Raton Branch National League Of Pen Women Presents “Portraits Of Our Sages”, Invites You To Special Reception

Boca Raton Branch National League of American Pen Women presents “Portraits of our Sages” on Monday, February 29, 2016. Be sure to enjoy hearing the stories of special moments in the lives of Seven Pen Women Authors and Artists!  Fedora Horowitz, concert pianist, will perform a signature piece for each of the honorees, joined by Sheila Firestone, composer for several of the selections. Selected piano pieces include works of  J.S. Bach,  Bizet, Brahms, Firestone, Hirsch, Mussorgsky, and Wilensky.  The afternoon includes a presentation from the Boca Raton National League of Pen Women followed by a reception with refreshments and display of work to honor these remarkable women.  Suggested donation: $5.00 at the Door.  The Rickie Report congratulates each of these “Sages” and applauds this organization for sharing their treasures!

 

 

 

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Boca Raton Branch National League of American Pen Women

presents:

 

“Portraits of our Sages”

 

 

 

Monday, February 29, 2016

2:00-4:00 p.m.

 

 

 

 Suggested Donation At the Door: $5.00

Center for Spiritual Living

2 S.W. 12th Avenue     Boca Raton, FL.

Dr. Barbara Lunde, Hostess

 

 

Boca Raton Branch National League of American Pen Women presents “Portraits of our Sages” on Monday, February 29, 2016. Be sure to enjoy hearing the stories of special moments in the lives of Seven Pen Women Authors and Artists! Fedora Horowitz, concert pianist, will perform a signature piece for each of the honorees, joined by Sheila Firestone, composer for several of the selections. Selected piano pieces include works of J.S. Bach, Bizet, Brahms, Firestone, Hirsch, Mussorgsky, and Wilensky. The afternoon includes a presentation from the Boca Raton National League of Pen Women followed by a reception with refreshments and display of work to honor these remarkable women.

 

 

 

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Hostess Dr. Barbara Lunde with Patron, Louise Mirkin and “Sage” Connie Lefkowitz

 

 

Diane Brenda Bryan turns 93 in January; she has been an actor, author, and regional theater director.

 

Connie Lefkowitz, age 98, retired from being a guidance counselor in Newark N.J. She began to study sculpting at age 62.

 

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Carol White with “Sage”, Dr. Myra Levick

 

Myra Levick, Age 91; Art psychotherapist, artist, author, retired professor and director of three graduate training programs in art, dance/movement, and music therapy.

 

 

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“Sage”, Bea Doone-Merena

 

 

Bea Doone-Merena, 88 years of age; Clothing designer, Renaissance style artist and mother of ten… Graduated from Oakland University and advanced studies at Cranbrook Institute.

 

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“Sage”, Helen Regenstreif

 

Helen Regenstreif, Age 80+  Award-winning Porcelain on Enamel and Watercolor artist.

 

 

Virginia Snyder, age 94, winner of the Lifetime Achievement Award, Greater Delray Beach Chamber of Commerce.  Private investigator, investigative reporter and author, Women’s Rights activist.

 

 

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(L-R) “Sage”, Mary Twitty with fellow Pen women Vivian Corell and Roxanna Gottschalk

 

 

Mary F. Twitty turns 90 in April.  Mary F. Twitty was a special assistant to two members of Congress. Now retired, her eighth novel was recently published, “Hannah’s Progeny.”

 

 

 

 

The Boca Raton Branch is one of the largest in the country and celebrated its 40th anniversary in 2015.  For more information about National League of American Pen Women, Boca Chapter:

 

www.bocapenwomen.org

 

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

Rickie Leiter, Publisher

The Rickie Report

P.O.Box 33423

Palm Beach Gardens, FL 33420

Rickie@therickiereport.com

561-537-0291

Bea Doone-Merena Is Featured Artist At SOLO Exhibit, Cultural Council Of Palm Beach County

When you meet Bea Doone-Merena, she is soft-spoken, immaculately dressed and certainly not one to boast of her own accomplishments.  Bea is a masterful artist whose knowledge of oil painting techniques shows in her museum quality creations. Her Renaissance Grand Masters, Figurative, Avant-Garde, Animals, Still Life and Portraits bring awe not only due to her precision but also to size.  The Rickie Report shares details and some images, as Bea prepares for her SOLO Exhibit at the Cultural Council of Palm Beach County.  The public is invited to the Reception on Saturday, Oct. 10th.   The exhibit runs through November 7th.  DO NOT MISS THIS!

 

 

B E A   D O O N E – M E R E N A

 

SOLO  EXHIBIT

 

 

 

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“Lady with Bowl of Violets”  by Bea Doone-Merena

 

 

Free Public Opening Reception:

Saturday, October 10th

3 – 5  pm

Exhibit Runs Through November 7th

Cultural Council of Palm Beach County 

601 Lake Avenue       Lake Worth, FL 33460

 (561) 471-2901

Public Hours:
Tuesday – Saturday | 10 a.m. – 5 p.m.
Closed Sunday and Monday

 

Parking
There is free, 4-hour parking along Lake Worth’s Downtown streets. There is also a public parking lot on the east side of “L” Street, across from the Cultural Council’s building.

 

 

 

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“Self Portrait at 17” by Bea Doone-Merena

 

 

Bea Doone-Merena tells The Rickie Report, “My greatest pleasure in life is creating art! From that time in grade school painting murals and attending art classes, I knew my greatest pleasure in life would be art. Other loves presented themselves; marriage, children, grandchildren and friends. Surrounded by their support I finally got the time to return to my first love of art”. 

 

 

 

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“Chloe and Daphne” by Bea Doone-Merena

 

 

 

She goes on to say, “The years had passed so I wondered how I could ever catch up. I found a way. I let the Great Masters of art’s history teach me their craft. In reproducing the finest art of the Masters, I’ve found the best teachers who ever lived!”

 

 

 

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“Vanity” by Bea Doone-Merena

 

 

Bea tells us, “Now, I feel I have materialized the creation of the Renaissance Era in my artwork. The techniques and canvas preparations, the under paintings, rich colorful palettes, and glazes, everything needed to master a Renaissance painting. I delight the most in flesh tones for it is in these tones that the whole paint palette is used”.

 

 

 

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“Selfie” by Bea Doone-Merena

 

Oil is her favorite medium, which “flows over the canvas with a richness not found in other mediums. I apply all these wonderful lessons to bring to life the human body, nature and commissioned portraits”.

 

 

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Portrait by Bea Doone-Merena

 

“She Paints With Unwavering Passion and Boldness”

By Renée Phillips, of Manhattan Arts International

“Bea Doone-Merena is an outstanding artist who has received many accolades as a realistic painter of portraits and figures. She has been creating art all her life, from the time she was selected to paint murals in grade school”.

 

 

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“Odalisque” by Bea Doone-Merena

 

 

“Bea has mastered the laborious and challenging Renaissance oil painting techniques. She enjoys all steps of the process — from preparing the canvas and the systematic underpainting, to sing chiaroscuro modeling effects to give the illusion of depth, and the rich color palette and glazes  — that are required to produce her museum quality paintings”.

 

 

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“Mystic White” by Bea Doone-Merena

 

 

After accomplishing the Renaissance techniques as a foundation, Bea has expanded into numerous art forms. New works seem to emerge monthly. This summer her art was an explosion of accents of single color applied strategically to human body parts. They rivet the viewer to experience color shock like a contemporary painting might do. All original creations and unique framing make these one-of-a-kind pieces an investment for your growing art collection.

 

 

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“Jon” by Bea Doone-Merena

 

 

Bea has been honored to receive many awards that include First Place, Best in Show, and People’s Choice Awards from professional organizations to include Florida State Association National League of American Pen Women (NLAPW). Her art work is in many private collections. Most recently she has received numerous commissioned portraits.  She has taken part in many SOLO and group exhibitions at museums, college, universities, galleries and retail establishments. Her artwork has been featured in numerous publications including Sun Sentinel Newspaper and Palm Beach Post, both in the state of Florida.

 

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“Youngest Granddaughter” by Bea Doone-Merena

 

 

Over the years, Bea has held memberships and served in various Board positions within such prestigious art organizations as the: Manhattan Arts International, New York, National League of American Pen Women (NLAPW), Cultural Council of Palm Beach County, Boca Raton Museum Guild, Women in Visual Arts, Professional Artists Guild and Women in Art-Yesterday, Today, and Tomorrow.

 

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 “Understanding Austin” by Bea Doone-Merena

 

While developing her artistic talents from daily practice of oil painting Bea has furthered her art education by attending: Burlini Studio of the Arts, Boca Raton Museum of Art, Oakland Community College (Auburn Hills, MI), Cranbrook Institute (Birmingham, MI), Birmingham Bloomfield Art Association, Museum Young Artist & Company of Ferndale.

 

 

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“Khalan” by Bea Doone-Merena

 

 

For more information about Bea’s artwork, please visit:

www.facebook.com/bea.doonemerena?fref=ts

www.artwanted.com

www.beadoone-merena.com

or Call  561-477-4820

 

 

 

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

Rickie Leiter, Publisher

The Rickie Report

P.O.Box 33423

Palm Beach Gardens, FL 33420

Rickie@therickiereport.com

561-537-0291

Art Palm Beach Announces “Art Synergy”, January 23-28, 2014

What happens when a grassroots movement brings artists from different associations, guilds, and galleries together?  ART SYNERGY!  The Rickie Report has written previously about the “Think Tank” meetings that began in May, 2013.  With the visionary leadership of a few and the voices of many, we are excited to share ART SYNERGY, which will be part of Art Palm Beach in January, 2014!  There are many opportunities for artists, galleries and groups to become involved.  Read this article for more details!

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ArtPalmBeach

Announces

Art Synergy

Jan. 23-28, 2014

Lee Ann Lester, Organizer of ArtPalmBeach Contemporary Art Fair, announced today the launch of the first “Art Synergy” Art Week during the upcoming ArtPalmBeach art fair.  ART SYNERGY is a countywide movement to unify and promote the diverse culture of our vibrant arts community”, explained Craig McInnis, West Palm Beach Art District Coordinator. Initiated by Lee Ann Lester, Fair Organizer and local gallery owners Rolando Barrero, Craig McInnis, and Freddy Hennevelt; “Art Synergy” is a coordinated five day event with over 60 galleries, studios, non-profit art exhibition institutions and museums in six art districts throughout Palm Beach County during the five day fair, Jan. 23-28th.
Rolando Barrero, Director of ActivistArtistA Gallery and Developer of Boynton Beach Arts District; “Since opening my gallery, in a run-down industrial park in 2012, my dream was to develop the area into an art district and cultural center.  It has taken only 2 years to do so. Now that it has been cleaned up, repainted, and nationally branded – it’s ready to be presented to the arts world. Lee Ann Lester is vital to this effort and it’s with much gratitude that I thank her for accepting our proposal to participate under Palm Beach’s flagship art exposition: ART PALM BEACH.”
Lee Ann Lester, Founder and Organizer of ArtPalmBeach, says,“Palm Beach County has a great legacy in supporting the arts and is home to many of Florida’s leading art and cultural institutions. Art Synergy will create a new bridge for winter residents and ArtPalmBeach visitors to explore this cultural legacy and create an annual destination to enjoy Palm Beach County Art Week events.”
The first evening of Art Synergy begins at ART al’ FRESCO at the Boynton Beach Art District, on January 24th 7pm – 1am. ART al’ FRESCO will feature “Sensabilities: Cheryl Maeder and Ali Mirandaat the ActivistArtistA Gallery, a walking tour of the Murals of the Bay Gates Projects, special performances and showcasing of work by local area artists.
Each art district will offer a weekend of scheduled gallery walks, symposiums, open studio visits, special exhibitions, poetry readings, architectural tours, film previews, and art performances.

The Participating Art Districts:

  • Historic Northwood Village, West Palm Beach
  • Clematis Street & West Palm Beach
  • S. Dixie Highway Arts District, West Palm Beach
  • Palm Beach Worth Avenue
  • Boynton Beach
  • Lake Worth

 

ArtPalmBeach is the most recognized international contemporary art fair held in the Palm Beach County Convention Center established by the IFAE LLC a Florida based art fair organizer. IFAE produces both ArtPalmBeach established in 1997 and The American International Fine Art Fair Palm Beach February 4-9, 2014 established in 1996.

IFAE is celebrating its 25th year as an international fair organizer founded by Lee Ann and David Lester. The company has organized over 100 international art fairs in Chicago, New York, Miami, Hong Kong, London, Los Angeles, Dallas and Palm Beach. IFAE LLC is now based in Miami and Palm Beach. In addition to the two Palm Beach fairs the firm organizes Miami International Art Fair, Miami Art + Design Fair, Art Sarasota, Miami International Jewelry Fair and The Club at SeaFair events in conjunction with Show Management Yacht Shows in Ft. Lauderdale, Miami Beach and Palm Beach.
For more information: www.artpalmbeach.com or
Lee Ann Lester; llester@ifae.com 239 949 5411
or contact District Art Event Coordinators:
  • Historic Northwood Village, West Palm Beach

Freddy Hennevelt, Hennevelt Gallery, henneveltsgallery@att.net, 561 506 4180

  • Clematis Street, West Palm Beach

Craig McInnis & Trina and Anthony Burkes
ATB Fine Arts, trintasb@atbfineartsts.com 561 842 5724

  • S. Dixie Highway Arts District, West Palm Beach

Jamnea Finlayson; JF Gallery, jamnea@jfgallery.com; 561 478- 8281

  • Palm Beach Worth Avenue

David Ginn; DJT Fine Art; david@djtfa.com; 561 833 4700

  • Boynton Beach

Rolando Barrero; Rolando Chang Barrero Studio; rolandobarrero@mac.com; 786 521 1199

  • Lake Worth

Emily Theodossakos, Lake Worth CRA

  EThedossakos@LakeWorth.org

 

 

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Rickie Leiter, Publisher

The Rickie Report

P.O.Box 33423

Palm Beach Gardens, FL 33420

Rickie@therickiereport.com

561-537-0291

 

 

Shopping at Whole Foods Is an Artful Experience in Wellington!

Who would not enjoy multi-tasking when it comes to grocery shopping and looking at artwork?  Whole Foods in Wellington makes it a habit to support community-based artists.  They’ve partnered with Wellington Art Society by offering exhibit space and a catered reception for a member of WAS.  The next one is February 15th!  The Rickie Report knows you won’t want to miss Marie Letine’s artwork, so get your grocery list ready and we’ll see you at Whole Foods in Wellington! As you will read in this article, Marie is a multi-tasker, too! Her life philosophy keeps her focused end energized.

 

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Artists Reception Honoring Marie Lentine

Friday, February 15th

6:30 – 8:00 pm

Whole Foods Market cafe

  2635 SR7     Wellington, FL

Exhibit Runs Through February 28

 

 

Congratulations to Wellington Art Society member Marie Lentine who currently has a solo show of her artwork at Whole Foods Market!  The Whole Foods Market on SR7 in Wellington has a large cafe, lined with windows which offer nice natural lighting. It’s a perfect setting to display art and Wellington Art Society is pleased to partner with Lauren Belinsky of Whole Foods to bring this show to the communityWhole Foods will provide music, hot and cold appetizers, and drinks. Please RSVP to Suzanne Redmond at sredmond75@comcast.net

 

A Little Bit of Heaven

A Little Bit of Heaven

 

Marie’s artwork will be displayed in the Cafe, which is on the left side of the market. Marie paints in acrylic and watercolors and has a dozen paintings in this show.  In addition, artists often bring limited editions and prints to sell the evening of their reception.  Marie’s artwork will be on display until February 28th.  Mark your calendars now for Friday, February 15 from 6:30 – 8:00. Whole Foods will provide a reception and yummy snacks and drinks. There is a $5. fee to attend, which is used for WAS Scholarships for local art students pursuing a higher degree in art.

 

Marie Lentine is an artist, yoga instructor and Holistic Health Educator.  She began painting in 1981 and is primarily self-taught.  Understanding that learning through others is an integral part of being an artist, Marie is a member of Pen Women of America, Palm Beach Watercolor Society, the Boca Museum, Armory Art Center and Wellington Art Society.  She tells us, ” I have acquired knowledge and techniques along the way from very gifted artists regarding surface design and watercolor.  My style is light, colorful, playful and sometimes considered provoking.”

 
     

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Tools of My Trade

                                          

As Marie worked and traveled with Club Med teaching English, the sunrises each morning, the colors of nature and the tranquility of the tropical landscape left a lasting impression on her soul.   She shares, “Wherever I went, in whatever country, with whatever language or people, sunrises, sunsets, the realness, aliveness and joy of nature were a constant…a message to me about Life…and Spirit!”

 

Marie’s passion and distinctive character are one with her art.  She tells The Rickie Report, ” Through my artwork, I am able to see and understand all sides of my personality…watercolor reflects the more serious and adult side, while batik lets the child come out and play…I think that the medium of acrylic on canvas is a happy blend of the two and also the philosopher in me shows up!”
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Out of The Quagmire Into Clarity

“What I have found, is that I paint because I have to…before realizing this about myself, I was not really content from the inside out, and as soon as I gave myself permission to just do what came through from inspiration to canvas, my whole world changed, I became ME.”

 

For Marie, art is not only what goes onto a canvas, it also includes language. Her  “The Life is not all Black and White” series holds much meaning for me.  While painting the first in this series, a poem emerged which expresses further the thought.  She tells us, “…Goes like this…”Life is not all black and white, tho some folks think it so, to live in the have tos, can nots and shoulds, instead of the SUPPOSE!…. and goes on….”

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Bold and Beautiful

Marie explains more about her involved lifestyle. “Coming from a very creative family, I am fortunate to have some innate talent, which I first discovered and used during the many years that I was a Hair Stylist and co-owner of a Beauty School in Boston.  For the past 30 years while living in Florida, I have worked with interior designers and clients creating hand painted fabrics, murals and custom commissioned paintings.  For several years my artwork took a back seat while I was directing Art Galleries, Antique Shops and teaching Yoga in Palm Beach.”    

Marie’s painting arm was shattered and reconstructed after an accident in 2001.  How did she cope with this?  She tells The Rickie Report, “painting and making jewelry again emerged as a healing method to regain my mobility and motor skills.  With Yoga, I was able to rehab not only my body but my entire being…and use that life lesson as a transformative experience……” We can see how her inner strength and strong sense of creative purpose motivated her.  

She has been practicing yoga for 45 years and teaching since 1975.  Marie enjoys working with those that have special needs, rehabbing  either physically or emotionally or dealing with cronic illnesses.  Marie is devoting more time to painting and sharing Yoga as a way of life! She teaches seniors in different communities and also at “gentle Yoga class” at Moksha Yoga Studio in Wellington.  

“I am available for commissioned paintings and murals as well as private yoga classes. ….Living Yoga and Art are who I am…  My intention is to continue sharing this with others…”

 

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Gathering Hope Along the River of Life

Although I use different techniques, there is continuity in my work that comes from deep within that wants to express the beauty of life and seems to reflect life’s little lessons that are not always apparent.   Flowers are not just flowers, trees are not just trees, black and white is not just that…they are friends, family….memories…lessons and philosophies…!

 

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Opening To The Fruits of Life

 

WAS and Whole Foods will have a new artist SOLO exhibit every three months. Artists must apply for this show, must be Wellington Art Society members, and submit at least 12 paintings for display. The minimum size is 16″ x 20″.   Since some of the spaces are large, 2 – 3 paintings may fit near each other. For more information about joining WAS or their events, http://wellingtonartsociety.blogspot.com/  or go to: www.wellingtonartsociety.org

 

 

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

P.O.Box 33423

Palm Beach Gardens, FL 33420

Rickie@therickiereport.com

561-537-0291

Artful Extravaganza

 The National League of American Pen Women are planning an Artful Extravaganza on February 2, 2013.  Besides shopping with 40 hand-picked vendors, attendees will have a chance to win a 7-day cruise to the Caribbean!  The Rickie Report knows a good time when we hear about it – so make your plans now!

 

 An Artful Extravaganza!

 

Art, Books, Jewelry, Music,Crafts

 

Saturday February 2, 2013

11:00 am – 4:00 pm

Open To The Public

South County Civic Center

16700 Jog Road  Delray Beach, FL

 $2.00 Entry includes 1 ticket for the Cruise Drawing

An Artful Extravaganza, featuring works of art, area authors, music cd’s, hand made jewelry and other artistic endeavors, is being planned for Feb. 2, 2013 from 11 to 4 at the South County Civic Center, 16700 Jog Road, Delray Beach (directly across from Morikami Museum).  The vendors include: Original Art, Wearable Art, Jewelry, Paintings, Photography , CDs, Books and much more.

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This fundraising effort will benefit the organization’s Achievement Award for College Women in the Arts and other charitable/artistic endeavors.

 

JoJo Harder and Joy Frost

JoJo Harder and Joy Frost

Members and area professionals in the arts will have merchandise for sale. Advertisements and donations have been solicited from area businesses & individuals. A drawing for a 7-day Caribbean Cruise will be held at 3 p.m. You must be present to win.

 

Meet the Planning Committee

Meet the Planning Committee

 For more information contact Prue Caricco at rtistee@aol.com or www.bocapenwomen.org  

 

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

P.O.Box 33423

Palm Beach Gardens, FL 33420

Rickie@therickiereport.com

561-537-0291