Artists In Florida/Galleria Gilda Gallery Call For Art Exhibit Mark Your Calendars For Public Reception February 11th

What does Valentine’s Day mean to you?  Artists in Florida/Galleria Gilda Gallery is placing a Call For Art to see how you interpret this special day in the art form of your choice.  The Public is Invited to see these works From February 10th to March 8th 2017.  The Rickie Report shares the details about the Call for Art and the Public Reception on February 11th.  Part of the sales proceeds will go to Wayhouse, a women’s addiction recovery organization.

 

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G A L L E R I A         G I L D A

2211 N. DIXIE HIGHWAY      LAKE WORTH, FL 33460

Tuesday – Saturday 11am to 6pm, Sunday 1pm to 5pm.

 

 

 

What Does Valentine’s Day Mean To You?

Multi Media Art Exhibition

Public Opening Reception:

February 11, 2017

6-9 pm

 

 

 

 

 

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ARTISTS:

Artists can submit up to 5 pieces of artwork for $30.

Due date for submission is 2/8 /2017.

Drop off 2/10 /2017

Opening Reception 2/11/2017.

Part of the sales proceeds will go to Wayhouse, a women’s addiction recovery organization

Please visit artinfl.org to register or email info@artinfl.org for more info

 

 

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For more information, including class schedules:

info@artinfl.org

 artinfl.org

 

 

 

 

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Don’t Miss “New Realms Of Working Spaces” January 21 & 22 in Martin County

The First Annual Martin County Open Studio Tour will take place on the weekend of January 21-22, 2017. “New Realms of Working Spaces” will introduce Martin County artists to regional patrons of the arts and provide an intimate look inside the working studio space of local artists. The MCOST event is FREE and OPEN to the public. The tour includes artists working in fiber, ceramics, mixed media, oil, and textured painting. The Rickie Report shares the details and sneak peeks.

 

 

Martin County Open Studio Tour

January 21-22, 2017

9:00 am – 4:00 pm Daily

 Free and Open to the Public

 

 

 

 

 

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Tour Brochures will be available at many Martin County Locations, including: Martin County Arts, Martin County Libraries, Elliot Museum, Stuart Art and Supply, Fish House Art Center. Many artists will be performing demonstrations of their techniques at various times during the event. This event is free and open  to the public.

 

Visit : www.MCOST.org

 

 

 

 

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Comprehensive Overview Of ArtPalmBeach, Art Synergy ARTWEEK 2017

The Rickie Report shares a comprehensive overview of the ArtPalmBeach Art Synergy ARTWEEK events.  Future articles will focus on individual venues.  There is a superabundance of art-related events in Palm Beach and Martin Counties featuring thousands of international, national and local acclaim.  Don’t miss the emerging artists!  Get your calendars ready for a whirlwind of ART !

 

 

 

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The Art Synergy sponsored Art Palm Beach Week Events begin with the opening reception of The Art Synergy IV Exhibition at the Palm Beach County Convention Center during the gala reception and celebration of Art Palm Beach: First View and 20th Anniversary.

 

All events are produced in partnership between Art Synergy and our host Art Palm Beach and with the cooperation and support of the City of West Palm Beach, The DDA West Palm Beach,The City of Lake Worth, The City of Boynton Beach, The City of Delray Beach, and various other government and arts organizations of various cities in both Palm Beach and Martin Counties.

 

Websites:

Main: http://www.artsynergy.org/
Palm Beach Art Week 2017 Guide online: http://www.palmbeachartweek2017.com/
Other links are here: LIST OF EVENTS and SPONSORS   www.palmbeachartweek2017.com/

Tickets:

Art Palm Beach:
https://www.eventbrite.com/e/art-palm-beach-2017-tickets-29704268266

Art Synergy IV Exhibition:

https://www.eventbrite.com/e/art-synergy-at-art-palm-beach-tickets-30167044442

Art Florida 2017:

https://www.eventbrite.com/e/artfl2017-curators-choices-tickets-27935303244
The Box Gallery Blog: http://palmbeachfineartgallery.blogspot.com/
The Box Gallery Website: http://www.theboxgallery.info/

ULEASHED Art Fair:

https://www.eventbrite.com/e/unleashed-art-fair-tickets-29959637081

Continuum:

https://www.eventbrite.com/e/continuum-wpb-arts-2017-tickets-30329032954?aff=es2
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/continuumwpb/?fref=ts

Art Palm Beach:

https://www.facebook.com/ArtPalmBeach/?fref=ts

Art Synergy

https://www.facebook.com/artsynergypbc/

Art Synergy Art Guide

https://www.facebook.com/PalmBeachArtWeek2017/

The Box Gallery

https://www.facebook.com/TheBoxGalleryFL/

UNLEASHED ( New Arts Venue )

https://www.facebook.com/NewArtsVenue/

 

Instagram:

Art Palm Beach
https://www.instagram.com/artpalmbeachfair/
Art Synergy
https://www.instagram.com/artsynergypbc/
The Box Gallery
https://www.instagram.com/theboxgalleryfl/
UNLEASHED ( New Arts Venue )
https://www.instagram.com/newartsvenue/
Continuum
https://www.instagram.com/continuumwpbarts/

Twitter:

Art Palm Beach
https://twitter.com/ArtPalmBeach
Art Synergy
https://twitter.com/artsynergypbc
The Box Gallery
https://twitter.com/TheBoxGalleryFL
UNLEASHED ( New Arts Venue )
https://twitter.com/NewArtsVenue
Continuum
https://twitter.com/ContinuumWPB

 

Art Synergy is a 501 (c) 3, not for profit arts organization founded in 2013. The fruit of the labors of Rolando Chang Barrero, Craig McInnis and Freddy Hennevelt grew out of the original Think Tank,. It has flourished through grassroots efforts beginning with a partnership with Art Palm Beach.  Currently, Rolando Chang Barrero, President and Ilene Gruber Adams, Vice President are managing the organization along with the support of many artists and art lovers in the community. Volunteers and board members are always welcome.

 

By March 2017, Art Synergy will have organized 6 juried exhibition that have provided Florida based artists to have their work seen, and collected by national and international collectors and art patrons. Also, Art Synergy assists nine Florida art districts organize, promote and market over 65 exhibitions in each year throughout the Palm Beach and Martin County durning Art Palm Beach week which was initiated January 2014.

 

 

The nine art districts are: Antique Row Art District,Boynton Beach Art District,Delray Art Art District,Lake ParkArt District,North Palm Beach Art District,Lake Worth Art District,Northwood Village Art District,West Palm Beach Art District,Palm Beach Art District.

 

 

In 2016 Art Synergy was classified as a 501 (c) 3 not for profit arts organization which will allow for contributions and donations to a fund currently being created to allow needy families join experiential cultural experiences. This was possible because of the generosity of David and Lee Ann Lester of Next Level Fairs who donate exhibition spaces (Booths) at 2 of the Next Level Fairs: Art Palm Beach and Art Boca Raton.

 

 

ART SYNERGY is a countywide movement to unify and promote the diverse culture of our vibrant arts community. ART SYNERGY’s future goals include events that will happen periodically throughout the year, the addition of more participating art districts, and initiatives that help unify the many diverse art entities, and talented artists that Palm Beach County has to offer. With the help of local CRAs, Public Arts Departments, the DDA in WPB and the Cultural Council of Palm Beach County (to name a few), ART SYNERGY has only one place to go… onward and upward.

 

 

 

 

 

 

LIST OF EVENTS and SPONSORS

Highlights include:

 

WEDNESDAY JAN.18.2017

ART PALM BEACH VIP RECEPTION

ART SYNERGY IV EXHIBITION AT ART PALM BEACH

AFTER PARTY AT CITY PLACE

THURSDAY JAN.19.2017

ART PALM BEACH

ART SYNERGY IV EXHIBITION AT ART PALM BEACH

CONTINUUM: Opening: V.I.P. Black Tie & Sneakers Fundraiser

NORTON MUSEUM OF ART: A CLOSER LOOK/THE MANTLEPIECE, 1926    http://www.norton.org

THE KRAVIS CENTER: NORMANDIE  http://www.kravis.org

FRIDAY JAN.20.2017

ART PALM BEACH

ART SYNERGY IV EXHIBITION AT ART PALM BEACH

THE BOX GALLERY: ART FLORIDA 2017 THE CURATORS CHOICE

SOCIETY OF THE FOUR ARTS: MARGUERITE  http://www.fourarts.org

SATURDAY JAN.21.2017

ART PALM BEACH

ART SYNERGY IV EXHIBITION AT ART PALM BEACH

UNLEASHED ART FAIR: THE ALTERNATIVE ART FAIR

Courtesy of New Arts Venue ( Installation: Salt Art by Giannina Coppiano Dwin )

BENZAITEN CENTER FOR CREATIVE ARTS: RICK EGGERT VISITING ARTISTS  www.benzaitencenter.org

LAKE WORTH ART WALK  http://www.lakewortharts.com/

MARTIN COUNTY OPEN STUDIO TOUR  http://www.mcost.org

JF GALLERY 6TH ANNUAL ART EXHIBIT  www.jfgallery.com

SUNDAY JAN.22.2017

 

ART PALM BEACH

ART SYNERGY IV EXHIBITION AT ART PALM BEACH

WHITESPACE COLLECTION BRUNCH AND VIEWING: XXX-PHOTO  www.whitespacecollection.com

SOCIETY OF THE FOUR ARTS: VERONA QUARTET  www.fourarts.org

MARTIN COUNTY OPEN STUDIO TOUR http://www.mcost.org

 

 

 

 

 

 

Art Synergy, Administrative  Office

811 Belvedere Road

West Palm Beach,Florida 33405

Email: ArtSynergyPBC@gmail.com

 

 

 

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Top Curators Select Art For The Box Gallery’s “Art Florida 2017 Exhibition” And “Unleashed Art Fair” Premieres

The Box Gallery, under the leadership of Rolando Chang Barrero, announces that top curators have selected pieces for the Gallery’s “Art Florida 2017 Exhibition”.  The exhibit takes place during ArtPalm Beach in conjunction with Art Synergy’s ART WEEK, with a VIP Reception on Friday, January 20th.  The Exhibit is open now through January 28th.  The public is invited.  In addition, a New Arts Venue, “Unleashed Art Fair”, in the West Palm Beach Arts District, hosts a Public Reception on Saturday, January 21st.   The Rickie Report shares the details here.

 

 

 

 

 

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The Box Gallery
811 Belvedere Road    West Palm Beach, Florida 33405
786-521-1199

 

 

 

 

 

 

“ART FLORIDA 2017 EXHIBITION”
The Curator’s Choice

VIP Reception:

Friday,  January 20, 2017

Exhibition Dates: January 7-28, 2017

 

 

 

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West Palm Beach-Rolando Chang Barrero has gathered top curators to select the art for the upcoming The Box Gallery’s Art Florida 2017 Exhibition. The ART FLORIDA 2017 Exhibition includes selections by curators: Bruce Helander, Paul Fisher, Jane Hart, Lee Ann Lester, Marisa Pascucci, Noor Blazekovic, Debbie Coles-Dobay and Rolando Chang Barrero.   

 

 

 

 

 

ART FLORIDA 2017 was organized by Rolando Chang-Barrero, to emphasize the importance and impact that these art innovators have on the maturation and the vitality of the art and culture scene of South Florida.  From creating international art fairs and publishing critical reviews for the academic art world, to organizing museum exhibitions and sponsoring dialectical symposiums — the collective experience of the selected curators present the work of J.Steven Manolis, Andy Marx, Dana Donaty, Sarah Knouse,  Karla Walter, Carin Wagner, Jon Glaser, Stefan Radu Cretu, and Patrick Willard.

 

 

Major Events Sponsored in part by The Box Gallery include….

ART FLORIDA 2017, ART PALM BEACH, ART SYNERGY,
WPB UNLEASHED ART FAIR, and PALM BEACH ART WEEK 2017

 

 

 

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PRESENTS:

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UNLEASHED ART FAIR

The Alternative Art Fair

Installation art + Videos + Paintings + Photography + Sculpture + Food
Rolando Chang Barrero of The Box Gallery initiates new art fair during
Art Palm Beach Week 2017 to benefit ART SYNERGY
a 501(c)3 not for profit arts organization

In partnership with Art Synergy and Art Palm Beach

 $5. Donation at the Door

 

 

Saturday, January 21, 2017 |7-Midnight

WPB Warehouse District at Elizabeth Station
1500 Elizabeth Avenue, West Palm Beach, Florida 33401

 

 

A series of site specific installations, paintings, videos, and sculpture by world class artists:

Giannina Coppiano Dwin

Juan Erman Gonzalez

Allison Kotzig

Tania Darshkevich

Raul Vega

Yury Darash

Pavel Perez

Gary Kroman

Rui Maurão

and

Special outdoor fest including live music, arts and crafts showcase, food and drink samplings.

Musicians and Bands:
In Therapy, Raised by Wolves, Psychic Ghost, Gary Kroman Band, Jessie South and others

 

 

 

Taste and Tour of Grange Market 
Experience Art Synergy during
Art Palm Beach Week 2017
Installation art + Videos + Paintings + Photography + Food

Sponsored by
The Box Gallery Warehouse District WPB Grange Hall Market
Harold’s Coffee Lounge Rabbit Coffee Celis Produce
Steam Horse Brewing Palm Beach Squash Club Zapitios
Frozen Bowl Ice Cream

“Taste and Tour West Palm Beach”

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

For more information:

Palm Beach Fine Art Collections: 
http://palmbeachfineartcollections.theboxgallery.info/

Visit Website:
www.TheBoxGallery.Info

Read The Blog
http://palmbeachfineartgallery.blogspot.com/

http://palmbeachfineartgallery.blogspot.com/2016/12/rolando-chang-barrero-gathers-top.html

 

http://thedistrictwpb.com/

 

 

 

 

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Artisans On The Ave Features “Fire And Wood” Artists, Nancy Bernardeau And Robert Hunter

Artisans On The Ave in Lake Worth  will feature two of their over 40 artists, Nancy Bernardeau and Robert Hunter.  “Fire and Wood” will open with a Free Public Reception on Friday, January 20th.  Meet the artists as they share their creations made with Raku firing techniques and exotic woods.  The Rickie Report shares the details and some sneak peeks.  

 

 

 

 

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Artisans On The Ave
630 Lake Avenue Lake Worth, Florida 33460
561-582-3300     561-762-8162

 

 

The Public Is Invited:

“Fire and Wood”

 

Opening Reception:

Friday, January 20, 2017

6:00 – 9:00 PM

 

 

This is a free event, refreshments will be served

Gallery Hours:

Open 7 days a week
Monday thru Saturday 11am – 9pm
Sunday 11am – 6pm

 

 

 

 

 

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Pottery Vessel by Nancy Bernardeau

 

The Magic of Raku: Nancy Bernardeau

 

 

When most potters think of raku firing, they think of what should technically be referred to as “American” or “Western” raku: a process in which work is removed from the kiln at bright red heat and subjected to post-firing reduction (or smoking) by being placed in containers of combustible materials, which blackens raw clay and causes crazing in the glaze surface. This raku firing process has a huge draw for many potters because of its excitement and unpredictability. Raku is perfect for potters and ceramic artists who are ready to experiment with custom glazes, or for those who have grown tired of their own tried and true glazes.

 

 

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Pottery Vessel by Nancy Bernardeau

 

Nancy Bernardeau tells us, “Raku firing is one of the most exciting processes in ceramics. After you place your pottery into a raku kiln, the anticipation builds as you wait for that final moment when the intense heat begins to melt the raku glazes. It is so dramatic to open up a kiln when it is glowing red hot at around 1832 degrees Fahrenheit. Of course there is danger involved, making it even more exciting and adrenaline producing! So she gear’s up with her respirator, high temperature gloves, and clothing that completely covers and protects from the intense heat. Raku firing gives me the “instant gratification” of seeing my results a lot more rapidly than waiting hours for a kiln to fire and then cool down”.

 

 

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“Being directly involved in the firing and reduction process, since I place each piece in a container with combustibles, set it up in flames and put a tight cover on it so it smokes and smolders. This reduction or deprivation of oxygen is what creates the dramatic blacks and crackles, a signature of Raku pottery. The magic then continues when the pot is taken out of the container and scrubbed clean under water. The beautiful colors then reveal themselves in sometimes unexpected ways”!

The Patterns of Wood: Robert Hunter

 

 

 

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Exotic Wood Trays by Robert Hunter

 

Whether it be a cutting board or a coffee table, the grains and colors of the woods are the focus of artist Robert Hunter. He is fascinated with what causes the different patterns to occur in the woods; from wind or rain; too much or too little sun, or to the tiny insects that boar the holes that cause the streaks in Ambrosia Maple. With the exotic woods, he works with, the pieces will always be one of a kind.

 

 

 

 

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One of a Kind Candle Holder by Robert Hunter

 

 

Robert Hunter is always surprised by what he finds under the bark of a tree and how it will lend itself to the beauty of that specific creation. His unique items of wood art are seen as a contemporary artistic medium, used in traditional and modern styles.  Wood offers a fascination, beauty, and complexity in the grain.

 

 

 

Visit this opening night for an evening of fun.

Meet the artists!!!

View our wonderful art and enjoy yourself!

 

 

 

For more information about this exhibit, classes or how to become part of this gallery please call:

Artisans On The Ave
Owners: Betty Wilson and Linda Manganaro
561-762-8162 or 561-582-3300

630 Lake Avenue Lake Worth, FL 33460
www.ArtisansOnTheave.com

 

 

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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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Free Art Walk In Lake Worth To Celebrate Art Synergy ARTWEEK On January 21st

On Saturday, January 21st, The Lake Worth Art Walk encourages visitors to stroll the sidewalks of Downtown Lake Worth visiting art galleries, checking out artist exhibits, tasting craft beer and eating delicious food.  This event, in conjunction with Art Synergy ARTWEEK 2017 gives you access to meet the artists who live locally and sell their work nationally and internationally.  There will be demonstrations and guests can walk or hop on the free trolley service that will circulate among the venues. The Rickie Report shares the details here!

 

 

 

 
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LAKE  WORTH  ART  WALK

Saturday January 21, 2017

1:00 – 6:00 pm

Downtown Lake Worth

Free Admission     Free Parking

 

 

There is free parking at Lake Worth City Hall, Benzaiten Center, Armory Annex and along the streets of Lake Ave and Lucerne Ave.

 

Maps are available at the various galleries on Lake Ave and Lucerne Ave, Benzaiten Center, Cultural Council of Palm Beach, Armory Annex Lake Worth, and other venues.

 

Some of the participating venues are:

 

Artisans on the Ave will feature local artists:

http://www.artisansontheave.com/

 

 

Benzaiten Center for Creative Arts will feature an International Glass Artist, Rick Eggert:

http://www.benzaitencenter.org/

Raffle Prize Drawing at 5:00 at Benzaiten (do not need to be present to win)

1105 2nd Avenue South

Cultural Council of Palm Beach will feature two artists and glass from McMow Art Glass:

www.palmbeachculture.com

601 Lake Ave

 

 

Armory Annex in Lake Worth will feature “Perspective in Fiber”:

http://www.armoryart.org/armory-annex-in-lake-worth

 

Lake Worth Art League will feature local artists:

http://www.lwartleague.org/

604 Lucerne Ave

 

McMow Art Glass exhibiting at Cultural Council of Palm Beach :

http://www.mcmow.com/

601 Lake Avenue

 

Clay Glass Metal Stone Gallery will feature local artists

www.facebook.com/cgmsgallery

flamingoclaystudio.org

15 South J Street

 

LULA

www.lakewortharts.org

29 South J Street Suite 1

Plus many more local galleries and restaurants!

 

Guests can walk or hop on the free trolley service that will circulate among the venues.

Maps are available at the various galleries on Lake Ave and Lucerne Ave, Benzaiten Center, Cultural Council of Palm Beach, Armory Annex Lake Worth, and other venues.

 

 

For more details about Art Synergy ARTWEEK 2017:

 www.artsynergy.org

 

 

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Mandel JCC Art Gallery Features Joan Brams, “A Retrospective”

The Mandel JCC of the Palm Beaches welcomes the New Year with a brand new art exhibit. Beginning Tuesday, January 17, patrons will have the opportunity to view the stunning work of artist and Florida native Joan Brams.  The public is invited to the Opening Reception on January 17th and the exhibit continues through February 10th.  These are free and open to the public.  The Rickie Report shares the details and gives you a sneak peek.  

 

 

 

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 5221 Hood Road    Palm Beach Gardens

www.jcconline.com/artgallery

 

 

 

 

JOAN  BRAMS:

“A  RETROSPECTIVE”

Opening Reception:

Tuesday, January 17, 2017

5:30-7:30pm  

Free and Open to the Public

 

Exhibition continues through February 10th

 

 

 

 

 

For over 50 years, Joan Brams has been producing art for the Palm Beaches. On a nothing day, when Joan was twenty- five-years-old, she woke up, poured herself a cup of coffee, and decided that this would be the day she started painting. She enrolled herself in the Norton School of Art and began taking lessons with a local artist. Immediately, she felt that she had been creating art her entire life and within a short period of time, people were actually purchasing her works. Brams joined two other artists and they opened a gallery on Worth Avenue in Palm Beach for a short time.

 

 

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Artwork by Joan Brams

 

 

 

 

Soon, other galleries in the area began to take notice of her, and she began putting on one woman shows around the county and eventually, the Findlay Gallery in New York. After moving to Dallas for a few years, she studied sculpting. There, she learned how to cast Styrofoam sculptures into bronze and aluminum. Additionally, she attended welding school and loved doing it as an art form. After several shows in Dallas, she returned to the Palm Beaches to learn about ceramics.

 
Now, as she resides in the Palm Beaches creating her own genre of art, she has delved into creating work in various media forms. She considers her opus to be in multi-layered works in the areas of painting, ceramics, bronze, aluminum and even one-of-a-kind necklaces. Lately, Brams has been working on Chinese rice paper. Her work is on display in many private as well as public collections. Five of her sculptures are also a permanent fixture at the Palm Beach International Airport.

 

 

For more information on how to explore Joan’s exhibit, classes, workshops or other events visit:

www.jcconline.com/artgallery or contact GwildaB@JCConline.com 

 

 

 

 

 

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Free Martin County Studio Tour Highlights Twenty Three Artists January 21 & 22

Martin County is home to working studios featuring art by both internationally renowned and local artists working side by side, inspiring each other. The First Annual Martin County Open Studio Tour will take place on the weekend of January 21-22, 2017. “New Realms of Working Spaces” will introduce Martin County artists to regional patrons of the arts and provide an intimate look inside the working studio space of local artists. The MCOST event will be open at no charge to the public. The tour has already enlisted artists working in fiber, ceramics, mixed media, oil, and textured painting.   The Rickie Report shares the details of the 23 studios and urges you to MARK your CALENDARS!

 

 

First Annual Martin County Open Studio Tour

January 21-22, 2017

9:00 am – 4:00 pm Daily  

FREE

 

 

 

 

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This event provides the public with a rare opportunity to meet local artists and to explore a wide variety of art forms. The tour has already enlisted artists working in fiber, ceramics, mixed media, oil, and textured painting. The Open Studio Tour will invite our local community to view the private space where an artist creates their work. This will foster new connections between artists and their community. Promotion of the event will bring a broad audience to view artists’ work. And collectors can buy directly from the artists at their studios.

 

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Eduardo Gomez at work

 

 

 

 

 

Many artists will be performing demonstrations of their techniques at various times during the event. The varied media, time for personal exchange, and unique setting ensure this will be an exceptional opportunity for both artists and patrons. The MCOST event is non-profit and will be open at no charge to the public.

 

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Chris Kling Giving a Live Portrait Demonstration

 

 

 

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Elizabeth Esther Kelly at her loom

 

Tour Brochures will be available at many Martin County Locations, including: Martin County Arts, Martin County Libraries, Elliot Museum, Stuart Art and Supply, Fish House Art Center.

 

 

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Lynn Barletta at the easel

 

 

 

For more information & list of brochure locations go to:  http://www.MCOST.org

Thank You To Our Sponsors:

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Center For Creative Education Gallery Announces “Two Visions One World” Featuring Seth Resnick And Dede Pickering

The Center For Creative Education Gallery presents “Two Visions One World” featuring the Fine Art Photography of Dede Pickering and Seth Resnick.  The Exhibition runs now through January 28, 2017.  The Public is invited to the Opening Reception on Saturday, January 7, 2017.  The Rickie Report shares the details and some sneak peeks.

 

 

 

 

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Center For Creative Education
425 24th Street, West Palm Beach, FL 33407
t (561) 805 9927 ext. 160 f (561) 805 9929

www.cceflorida.org

Empowering Students to Grow Creatively, Academically, and Socially Through Arts-Based Education

 

 

 

 

 

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Dede Pickering:

 

 

My photographs are meant to be a bridge between cultures and to express the universal human spirit.I am driven by my curiosity, sense of adventure and desire to explore the world. I was a traveller long before I was a photographer. Discovering the world has been a life long personal journey of soul-searching and self-discovery. Recording what I see has given me an increased empathy and connection to the world.Camera in hand I’ve traveled to six continents and more than one hundred countries, never hesitating to return to my favorite destinations. My passion remains The Far East and in particular the Buddhist areas that border the great Himalayan Mountain range.

 

 

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“India” by Dede Pickering

 

My interest in photography grew out of my wish to record what I witnessed during my journeys to different cultures. That wish motivated me to document people and their everyday life, especially in marginalized communities. Stepping into the shoes of others was something I could only imagine. My camera changed that and serves as a bridge, not a barrier, to my subject allowing me to record hope and despair as well as the beauty and the roughness of the world.I enjoy the intimacy of photographing people. Photography helps me search deeply and intensely for expression and connection with my subject even in the darkest of circumstances. Looking into the eyes of others has served as my own reflection and helped me realize that we all share one world with similar dreams and aspirations.

 

 

 

 

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“Cuba” by Dede Pickering

 

 

 

Interacting with strangers is one of the greatest gifts photography has given me. Travelling and welcoming the unknown has changed my life for the better. Based on what I have witnessed during my travels I know that every person can make a difference for good in this world. Even the biggest dreams and most ambitious goals begin with the actions of individuals, often beyond our own borders.For me, being involved in non-government charity work on behalf of women and children worldwide added purpose and meaning to my life and photography. I’ve witnessed the work of CARE and Women’s World Banking in the developing world and know the power and impact they can make on a community. When I combined my love of travel and photography to benefit humanity, everything changed and my life came together.

 

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“Mynamar” by Dede Pickering

 

 

 

My camera and my curiosity have led me off the beaten path. The journey is often more important than the image to me. My lens has allowed me to look inside the lives of others and blur the differences. The person I am today reflects the places I have traveled and the people I have met along the way.

 

 

 

Seth Resnick:

 

 

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Rotor” by Seth Resnick

 

My images are a journey into the personal space of my subject literally traversing and surveying into that space. I like graphic boundaries to place a limit on the space and through the use of layers and both straight and curved lines travel through that space deeply exploring the energy I feel from within that space. I want my viewers to see my photographs as an opportunity to consider the larger, unseen realities that contribute to the energy and uniqueness of my subjects.

 

 

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“Dead Valley” by Seth Resnick

 

 

 

Ideally photographing isn’t just a record of a physical presence but a documentation of the encounter that exists between the energy I experience in my subject. In formal terms, my work is an exploration of a packed frame typically filled with layers in the form of light, texture and color. I am interested in both the tension and solitude that exists within the frame.

 

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“Cape Tuxen” by Seth Resnick

 

I am attracted primary colors and most importantly formal boundaries are very important in my images. When I am shooting I feel I am exploring fantasy of nature. The images that work the best for me explore feelings of sensuality and create illusions but at the same time emphasize our fragile environment and instill a sense of responsibility to preserve it from further destruction.

 

 

For more information about this exhibition, classes, workshops or opportunities at the CCE:

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Jonathon Ortiz-Smykla, Gallery and Marketing Manager
Center For Creative Education
425 24th Street, West Palm Beach, FL 33407
t (561) 805 9927 ext. 160    f (561) 805 9929
www.cceflorida.org

Empowering Students to Grow Creatively, Academically, and Socially Through Arts-Based Education

 

 

 

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Rickie@therickiereport.com   561-537-0291

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