Fiber Artist, Leora Klaymer Stewart Exhibits at Cultural Council of Palm Beach County’s Gallery

Fiber artist extraordinaire, Leora Klaymer Stewart will present her newest work in a SOLO Exhibit at the Cultural Council of Palm Beach County.  Leora’s  woven vessels are reminiscent of forms found in nature.  What secrets are they holding?  What do they protect?  The Rickie Report urges you to attend this free reception on April 26th to meet the artist and explore her world of fabrications.  Here we give you details and a sneak peak, but can only hint at what promises to be the LARGEST installation of its kind in Palm Beach County!

 

 

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Please join us at the Cultural Council

 Saturday,  April 26,    3-5 P.M.

To celebrate the Opening Reception of

 

Leora Klaymer Stewart

 in the Lawrence A. Sanders Foundation Artist Resource Center. 
Refreshments will be served.  
Exhibition runs: April 26 through May 24, 2014  
  
Tuesday through Saturday, 10AM to 5PM  

 

601 Lake Avenue         Lake Worth, FL  33460

561.471.2901

www.palmbeachculture.com

 

Weaving as an metaphor is a common association and no exception with the artwork of Leora Klaymer Stewart.  The public is invited to her SOLO Exhibit at the Cultural Council of Palm Beach County’s Gallery. There will be a free reception and opportunity to meet the artist on Saturday, April 26, from 3-5 pm. The exhibit continues through May 24th. There is no charge to view the gallery, located at 601 Lake Avenue in Lake Worth,FL.

 

 

Leora’s major  installation piece, “Entanglements” consists of an 8 foot high by 3 foot wide knotted construction that has been wrapped and intertwined.  She used natural hemp twine and a variety of other fibers to represent the growth and intertwining of the Banyan tree.  She collaborated with Fine Art Photographer and Master Printer, Steve Spring, of the Palm Beach Photographic Centre.  Images of the Banyan tree were printed on Habotai silk and silk  organza panels 40 inches wide by 96 inches high.  These panels will be installed on each side of the  knotted structure to create an environment that represents nature as a metaphor for the cycle of life.

 

 

 

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“Lifecycle Series” by Leora Klaymer Stewart

 

 ”RED MICROTUBULES” is part of the Life Cycle Series.  It is a circular piece constructed with red linen threads that have been loop-stitched with wrapping and glass beads. It is 16 inches in diameter, mounted on linen and enclosed in a plexi-box.

 

 

"Life Cycle 2" by Leora Klaymer Stewart

“Life Cycle 2″ by Leora Klaymer Stewart

 

“LIFE CYCLE”  is a circular piece constructed with pink and orange linen threads that have been loop-stitched with wrappings and glass beads.  It is 16 inches in a diameter, mounted on linen and enclosed in a plexi-box.

 

Leora tells The Rickie Report, ” All of my pieces represent the idea of the cycle of life – represented as a circle or sphere and as a container form holding mysteries.  I use ancient textile techniques ( knotting, loop-stitching, wrapping and inter-twining).”

 

 

"Virgin Bride" by Leora Klaymer Stewart

“Virgin Bride” by Leora Klaymer Stewart

 

“VIRGIN BRIDE”  is an oval piece which is 12 inches wide by 24 inches high.  It is created with a loop stitch in white nylon cord. Leora incorporates hand sewn pearls and feathers.   Her woven vessels are reminiscent of forms found in nature and can be interpreted as holders of secrets, emptiness or even generative possibilities.  Leora refers to her work as “transitional fabrications” which can also be interpreted as life cycles.

 

 

Leora graduated with an MFA from the School of the Art Institute of Chicago and has received two National Endowment for the Arts Fellowship Grants.  Her architectural commissions include Beckton Dickson Pharmaceuticals, Wool Bureau of America, Contintental Wheat and Grain, Prudential,Hong Kong Shanghai Bank and Knoll Showrooms.  Leora has taught at the Fashion Institute of Technology in New York City for 20 years and is currently teaching a fiber arts course at the Armory Art Center in West Palm Beach, FL.  She is continually creating new pieces in her studio, Llama Studios, in Palm Beach, FL.

 

 

 

For more information about Leora’s art work, please visit her website:  www.leorakstewart.com

 

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Ray Neubert Exhibits at Cultural Council of Palm Beach County’s Gallery

Ray Nuebert’s paintings demand and deserve more than a quick glance.  The viewer must not only read the words which are an integral part of the painting, but then take a wider view.  Subreal artist Ray Neubert explores painting, assemblage, photography and poetry in playful and profound ways for the reality below the surface.  The Cultural Council of Palm Beach County’s gallery is a perfect venue to see and appreciate his complex work.  The Rickie Report shares a sneak peak and details in this article and urges you to visit this exhibit.

 

 

 

 

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Please join us at the Cultural Council

 Saturday,  April 26,    3-5 P.M.

To celebrate the Opening Reception of


Raymond P. Neubert

 in the Lawrence A. Sanders Foundation Artist Resource Center. 
Refreshments will be served.  
Exhibition runs: April 26 through May 24, 2014     
Tuesday through Saturday, 10AM to 5PM  

 

601 Lake Avenue         Lake Worth, FL  33460

561.471.2901

www.palmbeachculture.com

"Lazy" by Raymond Neubert

“Lazy” by Raymond Neubert

 

Raymond P. Neubert’s recent art explores the relationship between his visual art and life in a playful combination of word play, expressionism and his own reality.  This journey began with his first Brownie Hawkeye camera, continuing with drawing, and ceramics, through the grid of warp and weft into digital pixilation.
by Raymond P. Neubert

by Raymond P. Neubert

The public is invited to a free reception on Saturday, April 26th to meet the artist and see his SOLO exhibit at the Cultural Council of Palm Beach County’s Lawrence A. Sanders Foundation Artist Resource Center. Refreshments will be served.  The Exhibition runs: April 26 through May 24, 2014.  The Cultural Council gallery is open Tuesday through Saturday, 10AM to 5PM.  
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The artist at work

Raymond recently finished a 4,000+ mile journey from his primary residence in West Palm Beach through Washington, DC, Philadelphia, Cleveland, Buffalo, Chicago, Kansas City MO. and Bentonville, Arkansas before returning to Florida.  He picked up the gallery in Occoquan, VA and is courting others in Cleveland and Kansas City.  
"Hot Thighs" by Raymond P. Neubert

“Hot Thighs” by Raymond P. Neubert

He has previously exhibited in South East Florida, Los Angeles, the Washington D.C. area, and North-East Ohio. Raymond participated in the prestigious Red Dot exhibit, 2012 in Miami,FL.  He is also a visiting artist at Los Feliz Charter School For The Arts  Los Angeles, California 2013.
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“Sweetie” by Raymond Neubert

Raymond shares, ” My work is influenced by my father’s word play, comics of all genres and heroic Propaganda Art.  My NeuArt began in 2009 when I combined drawing, colored ink and word play on lined paper in saturated colors.  I continue with Metamorphosis in acrylics on canvas.”
"You Take Such Liberties" by Raymond P. Neubert

“You Take Such Liberties” by Raymond P. Neubert

 

For more information about Raymond’s artwork, including photography, poetry, assemblage and paintings, please call  561-313-6080 or email  Neuray1@aol.com   or visit  www.subrealart.com

 

 

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Sue Lynch Expresses Her Joy in Color at the Delray Beach Library Gallery

Sue Lynch will be exhibiting her artwork at the Delray Beach Library, as she shares “Favorite Places: Europe and Delray”.  Her paintings include familiar Delray Beach scenes and landscapes based on her extensive European travels. This is a real treat for those who aren’t able to see her studio at the famous Torpedo Factory Art Center in the Washington, DC area.   The public is invited to meet the artist at a free reception on April 19th.  The Rickie Report is pleased to share the details and tell you more about Sue in this article.

 

 

 

Sue Lynch

SOLO Exhibit:

 

“Favorite Places: Europe and Delray”

Delray Beach Public Library, 2nd floor

 100 W Atlantic Ave  Delray Beach, FL

 

Public Reception  and Meet the Artist

 Saturday, April 19th     3-5 pm

Exhibit continues through June 14th

 
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Delray Beach and Washington DC artist, Sue Lynch will be exhibiting at the Delray Public Library, 100 W. Atlantic Avenue from April 19 until June 14th. Her paintings are familiar Delray Beach scenes and landscapes based on her extensive European travels. A resident of Delray for the past three winters, she has loved the architecture of our “Village by the Sea”.  One of her teachers describes Sue’s paintings as “joy in color”!

 

 

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Sue tells The Rickie Report that art has always been a part of her life.  She studied different art techniques in college and went on to become a Fashion Illustrator for a large department store.  Sue continued her art education through painting classes and has shown her artwork in numerous galleries in the Washington, DC area.  

 

 

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Originally a watercolorist, Sue moved to acrylics as her medium.  She has been in numerous group and SOLO shows.  “Sue Lynch’s very powerful acrylics unify recognizable shapes with abstraction. Evocative of places, intense with color and just the right combinations of colors working together.”  ELAN Magazine June 2013

 

 

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 ”I am an artist at The Torpedo Factory Art Center, which is the highlight of Alexandria’s Potomac River waterfront, attracting approximately 500,000 visitors annually.  Visitors can meet over 82 artists who maintain studio space, visit six galleries, two workshops and enjoy the Alexandria Archaeology Museum”, she shares. Sue’s many awards include Bests in Show in the Virginia Watercolor Society, the Fairfax County Council of the Arts Annual Exhibition and Waterworks National Marine Art Show.

 

 

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Sue’s works are in many collections including the U.S. Embassies in Germany and China, The US Nuclear Regulatory Agency, Texaco, George Mason University and James Madison University. Most recently her painting “Ravello” was purchased by the actor/collector, Kelsey Grammer. 

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To see more of Sue’s artwork, please visit  www.suelynchpaintings.com or contact her at solynch1@gmail.com .

 

 

 

 

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Wanee Festival 2014 (Allman Brothers Band), Florida Arts Association and Northwood Village Art Walk Feature Jonathon Ortiz Smykla’s Art

What do the acclaimed Wanee Festival 2014, Allman Brothers Band, Florida Arts Association, Boynton Beach Art District and Northwood Village Art Walk all have in common?  The artwork of Jonathon Ortiz-Smykla!  Otherwise recognized as a gallery owner of OSGS in Northwood,  Jonathon’s own artwork will be featured in three separate venues this month.  The Rickie Report is pleased to share the details here in chronological order.

 

 

 

Jonathon Ortiz-Smykla, Artist

 

 Wanee, 2014 

 

Wanee 2014 Festival T-Shirt Designed by Jonathon Ortiz-Smykla

Wanee 2014 Festival T-Shirt Designed by Jonathon Ortiz-Smykla

 

 

The Wanee Festival is hosted by the Allman Brothers Band and is celebrating it’s 10th Year! The Wanee festival includes a long list of nationally touring musicians in many genres of music, many who owe credit to the Allman Brothers for paving the way.  The future of Wanee remains cloudy due to the Allman Brothers finally calling it quits after 2014.  This comes after a successful 45 year run filled with some of the greatest rock improvisation the world has every known.  

 

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Jonathon tells The Rickie Report, “I’m honored to be a part of this historical time for the Allman Brothers and to be leaving my own personal mark on this event.  It’s also a great honor to have been chosen two years in a row as the designer for the festival t-shirt. It will be sold at the festival in a limited edition fashion”.

 

Visit the Wanee website for the lineup and information: http://www.waneefestival.com/

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The Northwood Art Walk – April 12th, starts at 6pm. This is a FREE Event and easy sign-up at www.NorthwoodArtWalk.com.    Highlights include Lot 23 introduction and a look into their brand new Studio space on Northwood Rd.

 

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To satisfy thirst and hunger The Art Walk is featuring Table 427. **20% off your entire bill if you reserve for a party of 6 or more by mentioning you are on the Art Walk tour, for dinner that same evening.  Table 427 will have live entertainment and will be serving the finest International Cuisine by Chef Roberto who is widely recognized for his cooking skills.

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Jonathan Ortiz Solo Exhibition

 

Florida Arts Association

Presents    ”Local Spotlights”

The Artwork of Jonathon Ortiz-Smykla

“Urban Scrawl”

 

Public Reception

Thursday, April 17th

7-10 pm

 

Activista Artista Gallery

 

 

422 W.Industrial Avenue        Boynton Beach,FL

(located just West of I-95 as you exit the Boynton Beach Blvd. Exit off of I-95.  Take your first right onto West Industrial Ave.)

 

 

 

“Local Spotlights,” created by Rolando Chang Barrero, is a program of Florida Arts Association (not-for-profit organization) to facilitate Florida Artists in all disciplines a venue to showcase their talent and creativity.

 
"$$$" by Jonathon Ortiz-Smykla

“$$$” by Jonathon Ortiz-Smykla

 

“Urban Scrawl “,  a SOLO  exhibition, featuring paintings and small work collage/assemblage pieces by Jonathon Ortiz-Smykla at the Boynton Beach Arts District’s ActivistArtistA Gallery.

"Dinner Hype" by Jonathon Ortiz-Smykla

“Dinner Hype” by Jonathon Ortiz-Smykla

 

“Urban Scrawl” will represent abstract paintings created through layers of texture, color and spatial relationships.  The newest works on exhibit have been created through assemblage that relate to pop culture, history and the vernacular language of both rural and urban cultures.
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Mixed Media on Canvas by Jonathon Ortiz-Smykla

 

Jonathon explains, “The paintings span 4 years and are mostly abstract with awareness to layers of texture and color.  The $$$ piece was a bit more of a turning point from the abstract work as I began to focus on more pop art and cultural based work, as seen with my 2014 small works collage series.  I hope that the exhibit at ActivistaArtistA Gallery/Studio will be seen as a range of work that has grown with my experimental pursuits.  By experimental I mean that the mixture of mediums I work with does not pinpoint to just one technique or style at this stage of my creativity.  As a relatively new, full-time artist I’m still learning a lot from the art world in general.”

 

"Love, It's What's For Dinner" by Jonathon Ortiz-Smykla

“Love, It’s What’s For Dinner” by Jonathon Ortiz-Smykla

 

 

” My education was not art history based, nor was it through an Art school.  My path led through the School of Architecture, Design and Construction at Auburn University where I gained my Masters in Landscape Architecture, which is where my professional work developed over the past 13 years.  Only as of recent has my true passion for art resurfaced and provided me the excitement to pursue many more artistic endeavors.  It’s a true delight to be awarded opportunities to grow as an artist and to gain exposure for work that I have such passion for”, he goes on to share.

"The Skin U R In" by Jonathon Ortiz-Smykla

“The Skin U R In” by Jonathon Ortiz-Smykla

 

For more information about this exhibit, please contact ActivistArtistA Gallery/Studio located at  422 West Industrial Ave. in Boynton Beach, FL 33426  or call  (786)521-1199  Rolando Chang Barrero  rolandobarrero@me.com    or visit www.activistartista.blogspot.com 

 

 

 

 

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"Ozone" by Jonathon Ortiz-Smykla

“Ozone” by Jonathon Ortiz-Smykla

To get a broad view of Jonathon’s art in general, please visit www.LuckyBandanaDesign.com.  There you will find a range of work from paintings to graphic design to rock posters to photography.  For more information contact Evelyn Ortiz Smykla & Jonathon Ortiz-Smykla    OSGS Ortiz-Smykla|Gallery-Studio   p: 561-833-2223    e: OSGSart@hotmail.com    www.OSGSart.com    Find us on Facebook at http://www.facebook.com/OSGSart

 

 

 

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3rd Annual KeroWACKED®: Homage to Jack is BACK!

KeroWACKED® Is BACK!  Palm Beach County’s Love Fest Features… Live Music + Dance + Poetry + Fine Art +  Drum Circle + Flow + Readings on Sunday, April 20th, 2014.   Boynton Beach Art District is presenting the 3rd Annual KeroWACKED® Multimedia Music and Arts Fest. This outdoor festival incorporates all mediums of art, from local artists to local musicians, dance performances, interactive workshops, live painting, and more. The Rickie Report is pleased to share the details of the 3rd Annual KeroWACKED®: Homage to Jack!  

 

 

 

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 3rd Annual KeroWACKED :

Homage to Jack 

 

 

Sunday, April 20th, 2014 | 2-11 pm

Multimedia Love Fest

Art + Music + Dance + Poetry + Flow + Readings + Drum Circle

 

Boynton Beach Art District

 

422 West Industrial Ave.     Boynton Beach, Florida 33426

 

 

 

 

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This Group Exhibition is inspired by the post-World War II writers who came to prominence in the 1950s, as well as the cultural phenomena that they both documented and inspired. Central elements of “Beat” culture included rejection of received standards, innovations in style, experimentation with drugs, alternative sexualities, an interest in Eastern religion, a rejection of materialism, and explicit portrayals of the human condition.

 

 

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Bands and Musicians: Future Prezidents,Sunny Devilles, She’s Neurotic , JC Dweyer of The Mobile Homies, Craig Mcinnis of Speaking Volumes, Mylo Ranger, Swampgrass Kin, Spencer Allan Patrick, Dan York, Rod Dusinberre, Patrick Salsich, Flint Blade, Bill Hartmann, and Chris Michaud.

 

 

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Readings by The Love Circle, Stacy Conde, and Cheryl Maeder!

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Dance and Flow: Vanya E’dan Dance Company, The Pilosifires, and Flow Source.

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DRUM CIRCLE  8-11 pm

 

 

 

The Beat Generation Exhibition!

 

Featuring Guillermo Manrique, Dana Donaty, Rolando Chang Barrero, Craig McInnis, Jason Flurant, Joseph Reily, and many more!

 

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Vegan, Vegetarian, and non-Vegetarian selections will be provided by Secret Garden Cafe.

 

 

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The Boynton Beach Art District is located at 422 W. Industrial Ave. in Boynton Beach. The fest will take place Sunday from noon to 10 p.m. Donation: $10.    Call 786-521-1199 for more information or visit  https://www.facebook.com/ActivistArtistA.KeroWACKED.Festival  or email: ActivistArtistA@Gmail.com

 

 

KeroWACKED® is Produced by The Florida Arts Association, a not-for-profit entity, which is funded in part by BankUnited.

 

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“Ceramic Celebration” at Hennevelt’s Gallery and Gifts

It is exciting to see that Hennevelt’s Gallery & Gifts in Northwood is showing a number of new artists including Deb LaFogg and Jane Saull.  On April 11th, everyone is invited to a “Ceramic Celebration” for an Opening Reception!  On display will be Sculptures, vases, ornamental plus functional items, all showing superb craftsmanship and different ceramic techniques.  The Rickie Report shares the details and gives you a sneak peek!

 

 

 

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Hennevelt’s Gallery & Gifts

Presents:

“Ceramic Celebration”

Opening reception:

Friday,  April 11, 2014    7 – 9 pm

Exhibit continues through April  26, 2014 

 

510 Northwood Road, West Palm Beach, FL 33407

561-506-4108     www.hennevelts.com

 

 

 

Hennevelt’s Gallery & Gifts is inviting everyone to a “Ceramic Celebration”.  The Opening Reception will take place on Friday, April 11th from 7 – 9 pm.  The public is invited and refreshments will be served.  There will be an opportunity to meet many of the artists. The exhibit runs for two weeks, through April 26th.  Enjoy wine and light Hors d’oeuvres and the music of Jason Hanley.

 

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“Otters”

 

 

Sculptures, vases and ornamental pieces will be displayed in addition to functional items.  Each will show superb craftsmanship and different ceramic techniques like sagger and raku.

 

 

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Come to this special ceramics show and see work from the Gallery’s permanent
artists including Lisa Kraemer, Betty Wilson, Lucia Philipson, Ying Zhou and
Doreen Alfaro. Ceramic work from several selected local artists from outside the Gallery, including like Mark Walnock from the Armory Art Centre, will also be included in this exhibit.

 

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Make it a night out while you are in Northwood Village with a stroll in
the many other Galleries, boutiques, antique shops and fine dining at
one of the award winning restaurants in the area.

 

 

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For more information please contact Hennevelt’s Gallery & Gifts at  Art@Hennevelts.com  or visit the Gallery website www.hennevelts.com  or call  561 506 4108.

 

  • Nickie and Freddy’s Photography Website:   www.NWSPictures.com   Facebook Page coming soon!

 

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Susan Burke Exhibits at Broward Art Guild’s “Art Florida, 2014″

Susan Burke’s artwork is part of the prestigious Broward Art Guild’s “Art Florida, 2014″ exhibit in Fort Lauderdale. The Gala Reception takes place on Saturday, April 12th.  The Rickie Report is keenly aware of how one desire, painting a portrait of her granddaughter, lead to an entirely new leg in Susan’s life’s journey!  We are pleased to share the details of Susan’s artistry with you here.

 

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Exhibits at

 Broward Art Guild’s

Art Florida, 2014

 

JM Family Enterprise Gallery at ArtServe

 

1350 East Sunrise Boulevard       Fort Lauderdale, Fl

 

Gala Reception

 Saturday, April 12th   6-9 pm

 

 

"New Age Mona Lisa" by Susan Burke

“New Age Mona Lisa” by Susan Burke

Susan Burke is a finalist in the Broward Art Guild’s ” Art Florida, 2014″, which is being shown at the JM Family Enterprise Gallery at ArtServe located at 1350 East Sunrise Blvd. in Fort Lauderdale, Florida from April 7th to April 25th, 2014.  The public is welcome to the Gala Awards Reception on Saturday April 12th, 2014 from 6-9 PM.
"This is the Sea, My baby" by Susan Burke

“This is the Sea, My baby” by Susan Burke

Susan’s life is certainly an inspiration as we follow her journey as a Survivor of the Holocaust (quite a miracle!), to her arriving in the United States.  Susan lived and studied in Moscow, Russia where she attained her Master’s degree in Ceramic Art.  She came to the U.S.  from Budapest, Hungary in the mid-1980′s.
"Cornered" by Susan Burke

“Cornered” by Susan Burke

After coming to the U.S. she studied at F.I.T. in New York City and went into the field of high-end production pattern-making in the garment business.  Her husband, Bruce, tells us, ” I couldn’t believe the clothing she produced –  some of which she showed  me in the windows at Bergdorf Goodman”.  Eager to accomplish more, Susan then completed her certificate of graduation from the Sheffield School of Interior Design in 2010. Interior decorating is one of her inherent talents!
"Backyard Sunset" by Susan Burke

“Backyard Sunset” by Susan Burke

Susan is mostly self-taught, using oils as her medium for painting.  She is constantly studying and often takes individualized classes from other professional artists.  Her experience with painting began when she thought perhaps she could paint their granddaughter as a special birthday gift for their daughter-in-law in Budapest, Hungary.  She tells The Rickie Report, “My paintings are my form of communication. I am not attempting to reproduce nature; but I am interpreting the emotions that the subject spur in me”.
"Passion" by Susan Burke

“Passion” by Susan Burke

An emerging artist, Susan has since produced many paintings and began entering art contests and showing her work in exhibits.   Susan was featured in an article in the Hernando Star Magazine last year. The editor interviewed and included Susan  as a focus for “exceptional talent living in the county”.
"Cooling Off" by Susan Burke

“Cooling Off” by Susan Burke

For more information about Susan Burke please visit ARTBYZSUZSA.COM . (This is a nod  to her  Hungarian roots, as “Susan” is “Zsuzsa”)  or email    sburke1146@gmail.com  or call   1-917-476-3590.

 

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“Dreams, Moons and Mandalas” Featuring Artwork of Olga Lucia Toro

Olga Lucia Toro combines her Columbian heritage with a life long passion of exploring art and symbolism to stimulate others through her artwork.  She creates a physical manifestation using the ancient form of the mandala and opens a gateway for us to be inspired. The Rickie Report is eager to share the details of Olga’s exhibit at Palm Beach State College, where she plays many roles.

 

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Exhibit Continues Through April 11

 

The Gallery at Lake Worth Campus

         Humanities Building – First floor
4200 Congress Ave.    Lake Worth, FL 33461

 

Gallery Hours: Monday through Friday 9 am – 4 pm

For more information call (561) 868-3270 or 868-3909

 

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Olga Lucia Toro was born in Bogota, Columbia.  In 1990  she received a degree in Journalism and Social Communication from the Universidad de la Saban.  She later graduated with a degree in Psychology from that same institution.  Olga holds a masters in Education in Counseling from Florida Atlantic University.  In 2000, she moved to the United States and pursued studies relating to Buddhist psychology, mindfulness, art and meditation.

 

 

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Since 2005, Ms. Toro has been affiliated with Palm Beach State College.  She serves as an Adjunct Professor for the Center for Leadership and Professional Studies, as an Inspirational Speaker for the Global Education Center and the “Dream It, Do It” Club.  She also facilitates the Annual Spanish Language Celebration Week among other events.

 

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Along with her academic endeavors, Olga has continued her life long passion to study the connections between art, symbolism, Eastern philosophies  and mythology as gateways to our innermost human essence.

 

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Olga’s work is inspired by Carl Gustav Jung and his theories on the power of symbols.  She lives in Palm Beach County and dedicates her time to inspire others through her artwork, life coach sessions and inspirational speeches.

 

 

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Since 2010, painting mandalas became a practice by which Ms. Toro creates a visual manifestation of her expertise in spirituality, symbolism and psychology.  Most of her paintings follow the pattern of a circle as a way to tap into the qualities of the mandala.  According to Jung, a mandala is a symbol of psychic wholeness.

 

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To learn more about Olga’s artwork, Life Coach sessions or speaking availability, please contact her at olgaluciatoro@hotmail.com  or visit her website at www.olgaluciatoro.com

 

 

 

 

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“Farm to Table” An Artists Interpretation Presented by Artists Association of Jupiter and A Unique Art Gallery

Where does your nourishment come from??? A Garden…The Ocean…a Spiritual Source???  The coop artists of the Artists Association of Jupiter have come together to entertain you with their Multi Media art creations. A portion of proceeds from sales of artworks created by the Artists of AAOJ, 50/50 Raffle and donations of non-perishable foods will benefit the St. Peter’s Food for Family Ministry. This event is Free to Public .  The Rickie Report shares the details here.

 

 

THE ARTISTS ASSOCIATION OF JUPITER

 &

A Unique Art Gallery  

 

 

Invite You to the Opening Reception:

“From Farm to Table: An Artist’s Interpretation”

 

Wednesday April 9, 2014

5:30-7:30

 

226 Center Street Suite 8

Jupiter, FL  33458

 561-529-2748

 

 

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The Artists Association of Jupiter (AAOJ) proudly presents:  ”Farm to Table” An Artists Interpretation. Wednesday April 9, 2014 from 5:30-7:30 at A Unique Art Gallery, 226 Center St #8 in Jupiter.  Enjoy a wine and cheese reception while browsing this Art Exhibit and Sale depicting the artist’s interpretation of “Farm to Table”.

 

 

 

 

Where does your nourishment come from??? A Garden…The Ocean…a Spiritual Source???  The coop artists come together to entertain you with their Multi Media art creations. A portion of proceeds from sales of artworks created by the Artists of AAOJ, 50/50 Raffle and donations of non-perishable foods will benefit the St Peter’s Food for Family Ministry. This event is open and Free to Public .

 

 

 

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.  Learn more about the organization, its artists and programs on the Association’s website, www.artistsassociationofjupiter.com

 

 

For more information on this event call or email the Gallery at 561-529-2748 or info@artistsassociationofjupiter.com   or visit  www.artistsassociationofjupiter.com

 

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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

 

 

ArtHouse429 Presents “Background: Cultural Inspiration in Contemporary Art” with Benefit for March of Dimes

ArtHouse429 brings long-lived cultural inspirations from around the globe to the current contemporary art scene.  Artists in this fascinating international exhibition include Addonis Parker, who creates spirited images that deal with sexuality and African imagery; Lucia Ferrara, who adds a distinctively Italian flavor to her often romantic mythological imagery; and Kamran Riazi’s handsome paintings influenced by historic Persian calligraphy. “BACKGROUND:  Cultural Inspiration in Contemporary Art” opens on April 10th, with a Public Reception.  This is a benefit for the March of Dimes.  The Rickie Report shares the details and some of the images here.

 

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“BACKGROUND:  Cultural Inspiration in Contemporary Art”

Opening Reception

Thursday, April 10, 2014 – 6:30pm @ ArtHouse429

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Since the beginning of humankind, we have roamed the planet in search of ways to express ourselves. Some tribes utilized the self as a human canvas through body decoration, while others fashioned feathers into adorning headdresses. Native Americans produced beautiful decorative blankets that also had a useful purpose, while Eskimos devoted long winters to carving intricate images of creatures from the sea. In every culture creativity was certainly a part of conveying a love of craft and resourcefulness that was often found in utilitarian objects. Even Picasso was influenced by African masks discovered in an exhibition in Paris, which persuaded him to explore geometric shapes and prompted the invention of cubism.

 

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“School House” by Helen LaFrance

 

Now art is international, with individual cultures around the world influencing art trends; making stars out of young artists who have found a way to utilize their talents, while holding onto their traditions. The world is a big round melting pot of creativity that is no longer isolated, but can be instantly accessed. 

 

 

 

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Technology has made the world, society and culture a continuously tangible influence. ArtHouse429’s new exhibition, ‘BACKGROUND,’ surveys the rich and varied differences amongst artists producing work in faraway places, while commenting on notions of contemporary art. 

 

 

Artists in this fascinating international exhibition include Roy Carruthers, Lucia Ferrara, Helen LaFrance, Hakuryu, Carl Craig, Orlando Chiang, Nzingah, Addonis Parker, Alavaro Rojas, Kamran Riazi, Anthony Burks Sr., David Gather, Gerard Fortune.

 

 

"Cleopatra" by Lucia Ferrara

“Cleopatra” by Lucia Ferrara

 

Lucia Ferrara, who has a distinctively Italian flavor to her often romantic mythological imagery; and Kamran Riazi’s handsome paintings influenced by historic Persian calligraphy.  Based in Italy, her work references Roman and Greek myth, they are even more gorgeous in person – they are huge paintings almost 7′ tall.

 

 

 

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Hakuryu is a Japanese artist, originally from Tokyo but is based in Shonan, Japan currently. For the first tie-in  in fashion/hip hop culture history, he became a part of a custom made Nike Air Force One design, collaborating his Japanese painting images to be on limited edition airbrushed sneakers, for sale world-wide.

 

 

"Church Picnic" by Helen LaFrance

“Church Picnic” by Helen LaFrance

Helen LaFrance is a highly collected folk artist (Oprah Winfrey has a larger version of the ‘Church Picnic’).  Born in 1919, she truly represents American culture as she has been through so many revolutions and movements in our history.

 

 

 

"Diana" by Lucia Ferrara

“Diana” by Lucia Ferrara

 

ArtHouse429 is proud to announce that March of Dimes will be our charitable partner for this event!  A suggested $10.00 donation at the door, as well as a portion of all proceeds will go to March of Dimes.

 

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For more information about The March of Dimes, please visit: marchforbabies.org

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For more information about this exhibit or other events at ArtHouse429, please visit:

http://arthouse429.com

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Please contact  Gallery Manager,  Mary Coyle at 561.231.0429 or by email manager@ArtHouse429.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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Palm Beach Gardens, FL 33420

Rickie@therickiereport.com

561-537-0291