Artisans on the Ave Highlight Artist/Veterans and Palm Beach Troop Support!

Celebrate Veterans Day with Artisans on the Ave. on Saturday November 8, 2014.  We will feature our artists who are veterans or married to one and Palm Beach Troop Support!  Stop by before or after the Lake Worth Veterans Day parade and festivities.  Volunteers from Palm Beach Troop Support, will be on hand to accept your donations.  Open all day from 11am to 9pm. The Rickie Report is proud to share the details and some photos.

 

 

 

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630 Lake Avenue Lake Worth, Fl. 33460

561-582-3300

 

 

 

Packing Boxes for Support our Troops

Packing Boxes for Support our Troops

 

Palm Beach Troop Support is focused on helping returning wounded and disabled vets. PBTS volunteer efforts started 12 years ago, sending letters and care packages to friends and family. Now PBTS takes on large scale projects such as rehabbing vets old homes and recently purchased a new home for a local vet in need.  The volunteers of PBTS donate their labor and their hearts, as they take time to sit down and listen.  “We meet many fascinating heroes from as far back at WWII.”

 

 

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Palm Beach Troop Support will continue to help as many of our heroes as often as they can. PBTS would like to thank their local business partners and all the folks that donate their financial and physical support. Please help us help our wounded that continue to return every day. This is the least we can do for our freedoms they so gallantly protected.

 

 

Delivering a Home for a Veteran

Delivering a Home for a Veteran

 

 

 

 

 Meet the Artists and Veterans

 

 

 

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Robert Hunter of Blu Paw Woodworks

 

 

Robert Hunter

Blu Paw Woodworks, Exotic Wood Creations

 

 

Bob Hunter was drafted in April of 1968, went to Vietnam in September of that year and spent 14 months in the Central Highlands. His job was to map the movement of enemy troops in areas of conflict.

 

 

Robert Hunter's Blu Paw Creations

Robert Hunter’s Blu Paw Woodworks

 

Bob creates a variety of boxes, trays, food serving boards and furniture.  His designs are driven and inspired by the grains, colors and patterns of the exotic woods he is using.  Each piece is one of a kind.

 

 

The Captain and the Artist

The Captain, Bob Carew and the Artist, Joan Carew

 

 

Joan Carew

Ceramic Sculpture
Title: Wherever you are is home

 

 

Joan and Bob married in 1971 and immediately reported to the island of Puerto Rico and Ramey Air Force Base.  After his tour, Bob was an active part of the Armed Forces for 30 years in the role of a Naval Reservist.

 

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“Where Ever You Are Is Home” by Joan Carew

 

 

Joan says “Some of my work recalls the theme of his absences as in ‘Wherever you are is Home’.  Bob continues to serve his country in the role of a Natural Resource Specialist, helping to preserve our natural resources.”

 

 

Durga and Dennis Garcia

Durga and Dennis Garcia

 

Durga and her newly retired veteran Dennis Vargas Garcia, retired Gunnery Sergeant USMC.  They met on the rifle range in Camp Pendelton, CA.

Durga Garcia

Fine Arts Portraits

 

Durga is a published, internationally exhibited artist with several major Awards to her credit.  She is a South Florida-based freelance professional photographer of art for artists, portraits, commercial projects & events.

 

 

Portrait by Durga Garia

Portrait by Durga Garia

 

 

 

Jim McClean

Fused glass and Beaded Jewelry

 

Jim McClean

Jim McClean

 

Jim grew up in Philadelphia, where he made the decision to enlist.  After his tour of duty he spent many years in Wyoming before moving to Florida to follow his passion of creating Art works in Fused glass.

 

His colorful and whimsical works display his playful sense of humor.

 

Jim McClean's Fused Glass

Jim McClean’s Fused Glass

 


For More information contact Capt.T. Turpin/ Palm Beach Troop Support/ Tropical Sands Christian Church 561-722-3583

 

Artisans On The Ave Gallery

Artisans On The Ave Gallery is located at 630 Lake Avenue in the middle of downtown Lake Worth, Florida.

Hours are Sunday thru Tuesday, 11 AM – 6 PM. Wednesday thru Saturday, 11 AM – 9 PM.

Our Gallery features the work of 25 local artists working in all media.

For information on becoming an artist with two or three-dimensional art in our gallery please call Betty Wilson 561-762-8162 or Linda Manganaro 561-308-7263.

Gallery phone: 561-582-3300.

www.ArtisansOnTheAve.com

 

 

 

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

Rickie Leiter, Publisher

The Rickie Report

P.O.Box 33423

Palm Beach Gardens, FL 33420

Rickie@therickiereport.com

561-537-0291

 

Fish House Art Center-Working Artists’ Studios Located on the Manatee Pocket Waterfront of Florida’s Treasure Coast

The Fish House Art Center is “home” to seven resident artists’ studios that include , Port Salerno Mosaic Studio, Sally Eckman Roberts, Billy Salesnick Fine Art, The Aya Fiber Studio Silk Life Studio, Elizabeth Esther Kelly Weaving Studio and Havana Beads . The Fish House is also home to where you can sip your favorite beverage and hear live music overlooking the beautiful Manatee Pocket.  The resident artists work in their studios year round. Most artists are available Tuesday- Saturday and beginning Friday, November 7th all the studios and Gallery will be open on Friday Nights until 9:00 pm. The public is welcome to watch them work and purchase their creations. Art Gumbo, an art and craft Gallery, sits at the front of the Fish House, featuring local artists’ work in painting, sculpture, glass, textiles, pottery, photography, jewelry, and giftware. The Rickie Report knows you will enjoy visiting this area and exploring the artist’s studios.  Details are here.

 

Port Salerno Mosaic Studio

 

 

 

 

 

Fish House Art Center

Invites You

Open Studios and Gallery Tour

 

Studios are Open on Fridays from 1:00 – 9:00 pm

 

Friday, November 7th 

(Continuing Weekly)

4745 SE Desoto Ave     Stuart, Fl 34997

(located in Manatee Pocket, Port Salerno)

 

 

 

 

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The Fish House Art Center is located on the site of one of the last operating commercial fish houses on Florida’s east coast on the scenic Manatee Pocket waterfront in the historic fishing village of Port Salerno, Florida, just 5 miles south of downtown Stuart. It sits at the end of Salerno Road, east of Dixie Highway (A1A).

 

 

 

 

The Fish House Art Center is “home” to seven resident artists’ studios that include , Port Salerno Mosaic Studio, Sally Eckman Roberts, Billy Salesnick Fine Art, The Aya Fiber Studio, Silk Life Studio, Elizabeth Esther Kelly Weaving Studio and Havana Beads . The Fish House is also home to where you can sip your favorite beverage and hear live music overlooking the beautiful Manatee Pocket. You can also take classes with some of our artists. Come for a class then dine at one of the five restaurants all within easy walking distance of The Art Center. Please visit the artist’s websites to inquire about the classes offered.

The resident artists work in their studios year round. Most artists are available Tuesday- Saturday and beginning Friday, November 7th all the studios and Gallery will be open on Friday Nights until 9:00 pm. The public is welcome to watch them work and purchase their creations. Art Gumbo, an art and craft gallery, sits at the front of the Fish House, featuring local artists’ work in painting, sculpture, glass, textiles, pottery, photography, jewelry, and giftware.

 

 

Billy Selesnick Studio

Billy Selesnick Studio

 

 

Billy Selesnick

 

William Selesnick is a renowned artist, cinematographer, author and world traveler who studied under master artists in Paris. He has had studios in New York City, New Hope, PA, Key West and Woodstock, NY. Completing his Key West Series after a seven year residency on the island, Billy relocated his studio to Palm Beach, Florida and then to The Fish House Art Center in Port Salerno. His eclectic art, including murals, oil paintings and pastels are displayed in homes, galleries and establishments around the world. His 40 years of work encompasses images inspired by journeys to Negril, Jamaica, Rio de Janeiro, France, Israel and Egypt. Selesnick’s output ranges from prestigious murals to commissions creating Trompe L’oeil Interiors. He also wrote and directed a number of successful documentaries that have been acquired by PBS. Wherever Billy has lived, his art has left an indelible mark on the community.

 

 

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Loom at Elizabeth Kelly' Studio

Loom at Elizabeth Esther Kelly’ Studio

 

 

Elizabeth Esther Kelly

Weaving & Mixed Media Artist

Life long multi media artist Elizabeth Esther Kelly is weaving beautiful scarves and wraps on a four harness wooden loom, and the process is fascinating and fun to watch. Elizabeth views the art of weaving as the perfect metaphor to demonstrate the interconnectedness of life and the cultivation of compassion through artistic expression. Author, illustrator, designer, painting & textile restorer, Elizabeth’s passion for her work extends to the preservation of the cultural heritage of the Tibetans: nomadic people of the Himalayan region whose lives fully integrated many art forms, among them weaving.

 

Elizabeth and her Corgi, Chrissie invite you to visit her studio/gallery, named ‘Gateway to Tibet’ and see her latest works. There you will also find her personal collection of Tibetan Sacred Arts, jewelry, incense and other items that support meditation. Feel free to email any questions re: schedule, prices & requests.

 

elizabeth@gatewaytotibet.com
www.gatewaytotibet.com
www.gatewaytotibet.blogspot.com
You Tube Channel: elizamas

 

Havana Beads

Havana Beads

 

 

 

Raida Disbrow- Havana Beads

Lampwork Glass Artist & Jewelry Designer

Raida Disbrow is a full time Lampwork (Glass) Artist, and owner of Havana Beads, LLC. She began lampworking in 2005 when she couldn’t find specific colors and designs for her artisan jewelry work. Lampworking is the process of melting glass rods with a torch and creating on a mandrel small works of art. These pieces are decorated with thinner stringer pieces of glass and when completed are kiln annealed for strength and durability. Raida has a great love for nature and therefore frequently incorporates elements in her beads and Artisan Jewelry.

 

 

Havanabeads@yahoo.com
Havanabeads.etsy.com (Bead Sales)
Gentlewinddesigns.etsy.com ( Jewelry Sales)
Havanabeads.blogspot.com

 

 

Sally Eckman Roberts

Sally Eckman Roberts

 

 

 

Sally Eckman Roberts

Home Decor Illustration & Licensing

 

Sally Eckman Roberts is one of the most prolific and successful artist/designers working today in the creation and development of new products for the gift and home decor industries.  Combining her knowledge of design and her talents as an illustrator, Sally creates beautifully detailed images depicting nature in a traditional manner with a contemporary feel. Using watercolor and pencil, and through her delicate blending of rich color, intricate patterns and distinctive borders, Sally’s designs reveal art and nature are one. While her inspiration comes from nature and natural objects, her look is current and trend driven.

 

Sally’s interest in art began as a child growing up in Indiana. After completing her BFA in painting from Miami University in Ohio, Sally gained commercial experience as an illustrator and creative director in design and corporate marketing in Indianapolis. After having two children, and wanting to go out on her own, she created the licensing and marketing division of her own business, Painted Pears.

 

Contact: 317-590-6687
www.sallyeckmanroberts.com
paintpears@aol.com

 

 

 

 

Silk Life Studio

Silk Life Studio

 

Lora Yakimov- Silk Life Studio

 

 

“Art and Creativity have been woven into my life from early childhood. My mother and I would make projects together that were of a practical nature but also fun and creative. This practical aspect continued as we raised four children and encouraged their interests. My art has most often involved fabric and fiber with clothing, quilting, weaving and the needle arts. Recently, I have turned to silk because of its variety of weaves and the rich colors of the dyes. I have been a teacher most of my life and I enjoy sharing my enthusiasm for painting on silk with others.”  Visit Silk Life Studio!  Studio F

 

https://sites.google.com/site/silklife7/home
http://www.facebook.com/pages/Silk-Life/298508396853931

 

 

 

Aya Fiber Studio

Aya Fiber Studio

 

Suzanne Connors- Aya Fiber Studio

 

“I call myself a fiber artist. I love art and I have always enjoyed making art. I have tried many different mediums but always return to fiber and textile art. I am a seamstress and a designer and I have always been intrigued by textiles; and especially if the fiber has a beautiful texture that makes you want to reach out and touch it! I love layering color and combining different tactile fibers.”
The Aya Fiber Studio is a working fiber studio that produces hand dyed indigo shibori fabrics that are made into art-to-wear and home fashion items. The studio offers workshops in shibori, indigo and marbling techniques.

 

http://www.ayafiberstudio.com
https://www.facebook.com/pages/Aya-Fiber-Studio/122713737758995
contact: Suzanne Connors 336-693-4606 ayafiberstudio@gmail.com

 

 

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

Rickie Leiter, Publisher

The Rickie Report

P.O.Box 33423

Palm Beach Gardens, FL 33420

Rickie@therickiereport.com

561-537-0291

Artists Association of Jupiter Presents: “The Art of Giving”

The Artists Association of Jupiter (AAOJ) proudly presents: “The Art of Giving”, a collection of artworks sure to be satisfying to your eye while helping to satisfy hunger in Palm Beach County. This event will be held on Wednesday November 12, 2014 in Jupiter. Enjoy a wine and cheese reception while browsing this Art Exhibit and Sale full of artistic creations in a variety of mediums.  Emerging artist, Gabriella Perez’s paintings and photography will be on display.  A portion of proceeds from sales as well as a 50/50 Raffle will benefit The Bill Brooks Food for Families. Entry fee is a donation of non-perishable foods as well as monetary donations. In return you will receive a chance ticket to win a custom piece of glass art for your donations. The Rickie Report shares the details and some photos from last month’s reception.

 

 

Artists Association of Jupiter

&

A Unique Art Gallery

 

Present:

“The Art of Giving”

Featuring the Artwork of

Gabriella Perez

Opening Reception:

Wednesday, November 12th

5:30- 7:30 pm

A Portion of Proceeds of Sales Benefits:

Bill Brooks Food for Families

226 Center Street    Suite 8    Jupiter, FL 33458

561-529-2748

 

 

 

Bill Brooks’ Food for Families is a food drive organized by WPTV News Channel 5 aimed at helping less fortunate people in time for the Thanksgiving holiday.  This deserving organization is named in honor of former WPTV Vice President and General Manager, Bill Brooks. Brooks was General Manager at WPTV from 1981-1998. He died after a battle with cancer.

 

This Hand etched Glass Art piece is the November Raffle Item

This Hand etched Glass Art piece is the November Raffle Item

 

 

Unique Glass Art will be featuring the works of emerging artist Gabriella Perez. Gabby is a professional photographer and creative director currently living in South Florida. Her passion for art and photography developed early on in life.

 

Image by Gabriella Perez

Image by Gabriella Perez

 

 

 

Her skills and technical abilities have been polished by several years of experience in the photography industry and also by working side by side with top photographers in the commercial arena. Gabby is a self-taught painter and has begun creating colorful abstract acrylic pieces that are emotionally charged, a reflection of the self and the ever changing, dynamic external world.

 

Artist, David and raffle winners Susan Oakes (Left) and Jane Saull (Right) from October, 2014

Artist, David Kraft (Center) and raffle winners Susan Oakes (Left) and Jane Saull (Right) from October, 2014

 

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.  

 

 

Featured Artist, David Kane and Director of PACE Center for Girls Speaking with Art Patron, October, 2014

Featured Artist, David Kraft and Director of PACE Center for Girls Speaking with Art Patrons, October, 2014

 

 

 

The gallery is staffed and operated with the help of volunteer gallery artists. Each month on the second Wednesday, the Gallery hosts special exhibits with a wine and cheese reception. We feature one or more of our artists with a portion of all sales benefiting different local charities.

 

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

 

 

Stroll between the two galleries and enjoy a feast for your eyes while helping to create a feast for other with your donations and purchases. Unique Glass Art has been serving South Florida since 1986 specializing in custom glass etching and carvings for residential, commercial and yachts. Visit them on the web at www.uniqueglassart.com

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

 

For more information about Gabby Perez’s work please call 954-303-6235 or visit www.emagenphotography.com or email her at  info@emagenphotography.com

 

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

Rickie Leiter, Publisher

The Rickie Report

P.O.Box 33423

Palm Beach Gardens, FL 33420

Rickie@therickiereport.com

561-537-0291

Mary Cotello Announces Special Basketry Workshop: Palm, Palms and More Palms!

When we look at the basket artistry of Mary Catello and Teri Salomoni, we are in awe – of their designs and abilities to bring branches and leaves to life again!  Mary is offering a special three-part workshop in December.  The Rickie Report shares the details here. This will make a great holiday gift – a class where they will learn how create their own designs!

 

 

 

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EarthArt Creative Baskets

 

 

 

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A mother and daughter team that collaborate on an art “unique” to Florida.
Creativity and an over-abundance of foliage results in endless possibilities.

 

 

Mary Catello and Teri Salamoni

Mary Catello and Teri Salomoni

Mary Catello

Mary has always enjoyed expressing her creativity. She was a trendsetting salon owner and stylist in New York City where creating masterpieces of tresses was her art form. Simultaneously, she opened The MaryGrace Institute; the first accredited Nail Technology School in New York. At MaryGrace students were taught, along with basic nail theory and practical lessons, award-winning techniques in airbrushing, 3-dimensional and multi-media nail art.

 

 
In 1994, after selling her salon and school, Mary relocated to South Florida and began taking classes in sketching, acrylics and water colors. But her true passion began when she met a basket weaver in Sedona, Arizona. Mary was inspired and a fiber artist was born!

 

 
Mary took only two basket weaving classes with internationally-known weavers, Flo Hoppe and Mary Hetts. She was introduced to palm inflorescence by Judy Briscoe, another basket weaver. On her own she began to experiment with size and materials determined to transform the traditional basket into art, and art it is! Her work is unique and identifiable.

 

 

 

Teri Salomoni

Teri has experienced both commercial and community recognition. She worked with Saks Fifth Avenue designing and decorating their floor and window displays at the Boca Raton, Worth Avenue and Palm Beach Gardens locations. She designed windows at the Nicole Miller boutiques in South Beach and Boca Raton. At sea, she was commissioned by Princess Cruise Lines to decorate their fleet for the holidays.

 

 
In 2002 she partnered in a public art project “Flamingos in the Gables” and, in 2003, Teri assisted a local ceramic artist with an installation to beautify parks in urban areas. Also, that year, Teri was commissioned by the Broward County Art Teacher Association to make metal sculptures for their annual conferences.

 

 
In recent years, Teri found her passion in wood turning. To learn this art, Teri, studied with three local masters — Tim Rowe, Gerhard Schwenke and Lee Sky. She also studied with national masters, Bonnie Klien and Mark St. Ledger, and international master Marilyn Cambell. Teri’s mom taught her the basics of weaving but Teri took that to a new level by adding her love of wood. This mixed medium, wood and palm inflorescence, combined with the skills of weaving and wood turning, makes each one of Teri’s vessels truly unique.

 

 

 

Artist Statement

The featured weaving material is queen palm inflorescence that has been carefully selected, then cleaned and dried over several weeks. The woods used for turning can be found curbside or purchased from an exotic collection. Each and every sculpture starts with the gathering and preparation of material, always mindful not to bruise or harm any trees or plants. The artistic workmanship is a combination of weaving and turning and the process may take weeks based on the complexity of the design.

 

 

 
Currently their work is on permanent display at Artisans on the Ave. in Lake Worth, Florida Craftsmen Gallery. St Petersburg and The Stranahan House in Ft Lauderdale. Annually they are featured at The Barn Gallery for the Rare Species Conservatory Foundation event. Their work has been selected to be displayed at The Fairchild Garden and the Miami Botanical Gardens Art Shows, both in Miami, and the Mounts Botanical Garden in Palm Beach. In February 2013, they received the Elizabeth Geisler Award for Excellence and a First Place ribbon by the Venetian Basket Weavers Guild in Venice Florida for 2 pieces.  Mary also presides over the newly- formed South Florida Basket and Fiber Guild which meets monthly. It is a great opportunity to network with other people interested in fiber arts and basketry.

 

 

 

For private commission work, customizations, exhibition requests or price inquiries, contact

 561 665 0092 or email mary@earthartbymaryandteri.com

http://www.earthartbymaryandteri.com

 

 

 

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Rickie Leiter, Publisher

The Rickie Report

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Palm Beach Gardens, FL 33420

Rickie@therickiereport.com

561-537-0291

Jean “Notewell” Gibson Williams Exhibits at North Palm Beach Fall Fair and Port St. Lucie

The Rickie Report has been watching as artist, Jean “Notewell” Gibson Williams continues to emerge as an artist and author.  Most recently, she was guest speaker at the Universal Preservation Hall in Saratoga Springs, NY.  She will be appearing at two local venues in November.  The Rickie Report shares the details and suggests you stop by as she offers her special book, photography, embellished gifts and perfume.

 

 

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Jean “Notewell” Gibson Williams

 

 

 

Saturday, November 1st

North Palm Beach Community Center

1200 Prosperity Farms Rd.  North Palm Beach, FL

9 am – 4 pm

 

 

and

 

Saturday, November 8th

Council of  Aging

2501 SW Bayshore Blvd.  Port St. Lucie, FL

8 am – 4 pm

 

 

Designer, Jean “Notewell” Gibson Williams will be at the North Palm Beach Recreational Center (inside) on Saturday, November 1st, 2014. The Craft Show is located at 1200 Prosperity Farms Road in North Palm Beach, FL from 9:00 am – 4:00pm. Jean will also be showcasing at the Council of the Aging in Port St. Lucie , FL. 2501 SW Bayshore Blvd. (inside), November 8th, from 8 am  – 4:00pm.

 

 

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Universal Preservation Hall, Saratoga Springs, NY

 

 

The author, designer and the granddaughter of the late Founder/Pastor Frank Gibson of Universal (Baptist Church) Preservation Hall, the Cultural Hub of Saratoga Springs, NY. Jean will be autographing her latest book “A Little More Cream and Sugar “featuring; Naliyah Nana’s Angel. She was at the Universal Preservation Hall 26 Washington St. Saratoga Springs, NY recently.

 

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“A Little More Cream and Sugar” by Jean “Notewell” Williams

 

Naliyah has gotten her little wings and the message of hope, courage and inspiration are continuing to touch everyone’s hearts, as they read “A Little More Cream and Sugar”. We send a heartfelt thank you to everyone for the love extended unto us. The Lovelikeliyah10 Foundation events will be forth coming.

 

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Jean’s newest handbag, “Red”

 

Jean will have books, embellished gifts, heart felt photography from around the world, and her limited Exclusively by Jeannie (c) Handbag Line, etc.

 

Please be on the look out for more creative news!  For additional information, speaking engagements and or products:Pick up the moving saga of a multi-talented ten year old. A Lil More Cream & Sugar featuring: Naliyah Nana’s lil Angel @Amazon, B&N, Books a Mil, U Tube, PRWeb, aired @BRVO, ENT, TRU TV, MSNBC..Purchase: Exclu. By Jeannie (c) Accessories @It’zzz..Time, LLC “Nothing”(R) Parfum but the Best to you! My direction has a purpose

NeWine03@aol.com

 

 

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

Rickie Leiter, Publisher

The Rickie Report

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Palm Beach Gardens, FL 33420

Rickie@therickiereport.com

561-537-0291

Deborah LaFogg Docherty Offers Two Day Workshop: “Expressing Your Inner Animal in Pastel”

Deborah LaFogg has gone from an “emerging” to one of National acclaim and is now offering a local workshop for artists at Hennevelt’s Gallery!  She is a busy woman!  We don’t state that lightly.  She is teaching classes, workshops, caring for family members, keeping watch over animals who wander into her yard or noticing an unusual butterfly  –  and she is always working at her artwork.  Her Facebook posts modestly share her most recent acceptances to National Exhibits as well as Awards. She honestly seems surprised that anyone pays attention to her work – but she is very wrong.  Through Deborah’s artistry, we see the true essence of the animals she captures in pastel and paint. We are lucky! The Rickie Report shares the details and a few photos of her award-winning artworks.  Sign up for her workshop before the spaces are taken! You are in for a treat! Future workshops and exhibits are listed here as well.

 

 

Deborah LaFogg Docherty

Presents

“Expressing Your Inner Animal in Pastel”

 

 

Hennevelt’s Gallery

November 8 & 9, 2014  

 9 – 5 pm  both days

 

510 Northwood Rd.    West Palm Beach, FL 33407

Pre-Registration Information:

(561) 506-4108

Email: Art@Hennevelts.com
Website: www.hennevelts.com

 

 

"Couch Potato" by Deborah LaFogg Docherty

“Couch Potato” by Deborah LaFogg Docherty

 

 

 

Class Outline:

 

 

Day one

The class will start with what it takes to make a strong pastel painting of wildlife or a pet. Important points to be covered… Composition, Color, Form, Perspective, Contrast and Textures.
Deborah will talk about the materials the class is going to use and why. Next to be covered will be how to pick the right reference and the importance of your composition.
Students will be provided with several options of reference materials to choose from or may choose to bring their own. Value sketches, color choices and perspective will be next.
Deborah will demonstrate by starting a pastel and talk about under painting. Students start their paintings if they are comfortable with their compositions and value sketches. Deborah will be available to answer questions.

 

 

Day two

Deborah will demonstrate different techniques for applying pastel.
She will also demonstrate working on black backgrounds.
Students will work on their paintings. Deborah will be available to answer questions and help them solve painting issues.

Students will be painting and she will be available to answer questions and offer each student helpful suggestions.

The last two to three hours Deborah will offer critiques of two examples of each students work.

Overview of class: Students will be taught to create pastel paintings of pets or wildlife with background if desired that have strong compositions, pleasing colors, exciting contrast and textures that hold the viewers interest.

 

 

DebLaFogg Oct 2014 Bio

 

 

 

 

"Woodstorks" by Deborah LaFogg Docherty

“Woodstorks” by Deborah LaFogg Docherty

 

ART AWARDS:

Two Honorable Mentions in the Animal & Wildlife category of the 16th Annual Pastel 100 Competition held by the Pastel Journal, printed in the April 2015 issue.
First Place: Women Artists Of the West goes WILD an online exhibition of wildlife art, October 2014
Sidney Friedlander Memorial Award at the 10th Annual Northeast National Pastel Exhibition, Old Forge, NY 2014
Best in Show, Artfest on the Green, Wellington, FL January 2014
Third Place Sarasota Wildlife Art Festival, Sarasota Florida, February 2014
Third Place Crest Theatre Art Exhibit, Delray Beach Florida, February 2014

Second Place other Media in the Richeson 75 Landscapes, Seascapes and Architecture 2013 Show.

 

 

 

 

"Brice Canyon" by Deborah LaFogg Docherty

“Brice Canyon” by Deborah LaFogg Docherty


UP COMING SOLO EXHIBITS:

 

  • Everglades National Parks Ernest Coe Galley in the visitor center November 2015.

 

  • Ding Darling National Wildlife Refuge January February 2015.

 

"Flying Tiger" by Deborah LaFogg Docherty

“Flying Tiger” by Deborah LaFogg Docherty

 

SHOWS AND OTHER ACHIEVEMENTS:

 

  • April 2015 issue.2014 2 Animal & Wildlife category of the 16th Annual Pastel 100 Competition held by the Pastel Journal, April 2015 issue.
  • 2014 Finalist Richeson 75 Animals, Birds, Wildlife ONLINE Art Show 2014
  • 2014 Audubon Artists Annual Exhibit, 72nd Annual Juried National Exhibition at the Salmagundi Art Club, NYC
  • 2014 Women Artists Of the West goes WILD an online exhibition of wildlife art
  • 2014 Southeastern Pastel Society online exhibition
  • 2014 Connecticut Pastel Society Renaissance in Pastel 21th National Juried Exhibition, Slater Memorial Museum, Norwich CT.
  • 2014 Kentucky National Wildlife Art Show, Henderson Fine Arts Center, KY
  • 2014 Pastel Society Of America, National Arts Club in NYC
  • 2014 St. Augustine Nature and Wildlife Art Show, St. Augustine FL
  • 2014 Finalist on the Art Renewal Salon Center for the Arts.
  • 2014 The Bennington Art Center’s, Art of the Animal Kingdom, Bennington VT.
  • 2014 National Oil and Acrylic Painter’s Society Fall National On-line Exhibit.
  • 2014 Mainsale Fine Art Festival, St. Petersburg FL.
  • 2014 Sarasota Wildlife Art Festival, Sarasota Florida
  • 2014 Began giving pastel demos and workshops for South East Florida Art Societies

 

 

"Morning Call" by Deborah LaFogg Docherty

“Morning Call” by Deborah LaFogg Docherty

 

 

Current Gallery AFFILIATION

Hennevelt’s Gallery
           510 Northwood Rd.      West Palm Beach, FL 33407
(561) 506-4108

 

 

 

"Captured Gaze" by Deborah LaFogg Docherty

“Captured Gaze” by Deborah LaFogg Docherty

Member AFFILIATIONS

 

Signature Member of the Artists for Conservation
Signature Member of the Pastel Society of America
Associate Member of the Society of Animal Artists
“Member of Excellence” Southeastern Pastel Society
Degas Pastel Society
Pastel Society of North Florida
International Guild of Realism
Oil Painters of America
Audubon Artists

 

 

 

"Approaching Storm" by Deborah LaFogg Docherty

“Approaching Storm” by Deborah LaFogg Docherty

Future DEMOS:

The Hobe Sound Fine Arts League
 February 16, 2015
 7:00 PM

 

 

Future Workshops :

 

Hobe Sound Fine Arts League
March 6 & 7, 2015
Deborah LaFogg Docherty will be teaching, “Expressing your inner animal in pastel and oils”

 

Artists’ Workshops, Inc.
540 Barracuda Boulevard      New Smyrna Beach, FL 32169
Phone: 386-424-9254
 March 27-29th, 2015
 Deborah LaFogg Docherty will be teaching, “Expressing your inner animal in pastel”

 

 

For more information about Deborah’s artistry, please visit:www.lafogg.com

 

 

 

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

Rickie Leiter, Publisher

The Rickie Report

P.O.Box 33423

Palm Beach Gardens, FL 33420

Rickie@therickiereport.com

561-537-0291

The Creativity of Every Day Objects by Ray Gross Goes Worldwide

Ray Gross’ ceramic pieces are well-known in Palm Beach County galleries and exhibit venues. Hyper-realistic, his porcelain sculptures are often mistaken for the “real thing”.  His hand bag series has a waiting list! Everyday objects have been turned into art statements through his creative vision. The Rickie Report celebrates Ray’s imagination with a listing of upcoming exhibits, including Wiesbaden, Germany!

 

 

 

Celebrating

 

 

The Creativity of Ray Gross

 

 

Painterly Ceramics by Ray Gross

Painterly Ceramics by Ray Gross

 

 

 

Ray Gross is an artist, sculptor and designer.  He was raised in South Florida in a creative home-setting, with his father who worked as a jeweler, painter and poet. His mother’s family is famous for their millinery business, designing ladies’ hats, especially in the Roaring 20’s styles.

 

 

 

 

"Louie,Louie" by Ray Gross

“Louie,Louie” by Ray Gross

 

 

After college and during his graduate studies at University of Florida, Ray worked as a graduate teaching assistant.  He established his first studio/gallery near the  famous “Homestead Hotel” near Warm Springs, VA.

 

 

 

"Camera View" by Ray Gross

“Camera View” by Ray Gross

 

 

Two years later, Ray partnered with Joan Farish to open “Clay Concepts” in West Palm Beach,FL.  and later founded Lake Avenue Gallery located in Lake Worth, FL.  Ray left the gallery in the late 1980’s to focus on his studio work.

 

 

 

Sterling Silver Sculptures by Ray Gross

Sterling Silver Sculptures by Ray Gross

 

 

Through The Buyers Market of American Crafts Council (PA) and Rosen Media (Baltimore, MD), Ray was invited to the American Craft Museum in New York City for a one-man SOLO Exhibition.  His hyper-realistic porcelain sculpture, “Harley” was an instant success and was exhibited throughout Museums on the East coast of the United States.  Many will remember seeing “Harley” at the Norton Museum, Boca Museum of Art, Fort Lauderdale Museum of Art and at Art in Public Place at Palm Beach International Airport.

 

 

"Fishing" by Ray Gross

“Fishing” by Ray Gross

 

 

Keeping the same theme of hyper-realistic porcelain sculptures of objects of everyday Americana, this July, Ray had his first sellout show in the Hamptons.  He is being represented by Anthony Brunelli Gallery in Binghamton, NY.  His new work will be shown this season at the Binghamton Gallery as well as SCOPE Miami, Art Miami and Art Palm Beach (Whitespace’s “Collect”). Ray will be part of Whitespace Collections’s exhibits at the JCC in Palm Beach Gardens as well. His next stop on his world-wide tour is Weisbaden, Germany this Fall.

Special Show Schedule

 

Cultural Council of Palm Beach County  TRUNK SHOW

          Nov. 14th  6 – 9 pm   &  November 15  10 am – 3 pm

Whitespace Collection:  November 20, 21, 22, 23  www.whitespacecollection.com

Evan Lurie Gallery at RED DOT Art Fair Miami    Dec 2-7th

 

JCC Art Show :  December 11 ( Whitespace Collection)

Art Palm Beach: January, 21, 22, 23, 24, 25  (Through Whitespace Collection)

Art Wynwood Miami:  February 12 – 15

Continuously Showing:

 

Cultural Council of Palm Beach County www.palmbeachculture.com

Artisans on the Ave.  artisansonave.com

The River Gallery (Chattanooga, TN)

A Unique Boutique (Delray Beach and Naples, FL)

 

 

 

 

 

 

"Artist Brushes" by Ray Gross

“Artist Brushes” by Ray Gross

 

Ray is a member of the Cultural Council of Palm Beach County, where his sculptures are available in the gift shop. Ray also teaches at the Armory Arts Center Complex in W. Palm Beach. His creations can also be found at Artisans on the Ave  (Lake Worth, FL), The River Gallery (Chattanooga, TN), A Unique Boutique (Naples, FL and Cape Cod, MA).  Check out his new series, “Everything But the Girl”!

 

 

 

"Coco" by Ray Gross

“Coco” by Ray Gross

 

 Ray is available for small group or individual classes as well as commissions.

For more information please contact Ray at  raygross@gmail.com

 or 561- 951- 4749.

 

 

 

 

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

OSGS Offers Unique Art Exhibition, Art Promenade, Specialty Jewelry Show and a Call for Artists

Evelyn Ortiz Smykla and Jonathon Ortiz-Smykla have been working hard preparing for a spectacular Autumn in Northwood Village at OSGS  Ortiz-Smykla| Gallery Studio.  Their unique art exhibition showcasing the work of folk art visionary, Jimmy Lee Sudduth continues until the end of October.  (Don’t miss it!  You’ll have to go to the Smithsonian to see his work!).   Northwood Village’s Art Promenade, which falls on Halloween, promises to be spooktacular.  Save November  7th for a “Holiday Jewels – Wearable Art” Event and their custom framing is available with a Groupon discount.  The Rickie Report shares all of this plus a CALL to ARTISTS!

 

 

 

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OSGS

 

Ortiz-Smykla|Gallery-Studio

 

 

500 Northwood Road   W.Palm Beach, FL

 

 

 

 

Current Special Exhibition at OSGS Gallery:

 

 

"The Barn" by Jimmy Lee Sudduth

“The Barn” by Jimmy Lee Sudduth

Jimmy Lee Sudduth Paintings. We currently have three paintings from the late Jimmy Lee (1910-2007) on loan and on exhibit through the month of October.

http://www.americanart.si.edu/collections/search/artist/?id=5874

 

 

 

OSGS Mural

 

OSGS has finally been provided final approval to move forward with our Mural Project. The Mural itself will be placed on the East facing wall of OSGS Gallery (toward Dixie, along Spruce). OSGS is providing some nice incentives for the winning artist.

 

 

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Previous Murals in the Northwood Village area include:

 

 

Eduardo Mendieta

Mural by Eduardo Mendieta

 

 

 

Mural by Craig McInnis

Mural by Craig McInnis

Mural by Amanda Valdes

Mural by Amanda Valdes

The final process will be Juried by Andrew Brown – http://www.andybrownpaintings.com/

 

 

 

 

“Holiday Jewels — Wearable Art”

Friday November 7th     6:00 PM to 8:00 PM

 

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Take part in a festive evening to help ease the worry of holiday shopping as OSGS presents one-of-a-kind jewelry. Enjoy one-on-one interaction with the Artists, sipping cider, and taking in light music. Featured artists are Claudia Block (New York/Florida), Meryl Lefkovich (Massachusetts) and Elayna Toby Singer (Florida).

 

 

 

 

Claudia Bloch

 

 

Necklace by Claudia Block

Necklace by Claudia Block

 

 

Claudia Bloch is an American artist known for her beaded jewelry designs. Born and raised in New York City, Claudia’s work reflects the fusion of cultures and people she was surrounded by in the invigorating city environment. Inspired by the work of Louise Nevelson, not just for her installations themselves, but for her process of walking the city streets at night, finding what others had discarded to use in the making of her own vision.

 

 

Claudia Bloch's Bracelet

Claudia Bloch’s Beaded Bracelet

 

 

Claudia Bloch's Beaded Earrings

Claudia Bloch’s Beaded Earrings

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

With that in mind, after Claudia began her designs with the goal of women wearing her pieces, she has recently amplified that idea – to a greater vision of building intriguing installations around the jewelry. Viewers can both enjoy wearing the pieces, as well is exploring the power of the material world and its influences over their identity. Claudia resides in South Florida but travels extensively showing her work in private and public venues.

 

 

 

Meryl Lefkovich

 

Meryl is a self-taught artist/maker with a degree in art history. She has had past careers as an art consultant, gallery manager, travel consultant and interior designer, all of which, she believes, contribute to her world view in design and concept.  Her serious art career began in 1993 when she began teaching herself how to paint. She has her paintings in a number of corporate and private collections in the Boston area and around the country.

 

 

 

Meryl Lefkovitz' Bracelet

Meryl Lefkovich’s Bracelet

 

In 2011, Meryl learned how to solder and there was no looking back. Jewelry design and fabrication have become her passion. Her primary influences are flora, fauna and a fascination with Art Nouveau and the Arts and Crafts Movement.

 

Meryl Lefkovich's Bracelet

Meryl Lefkovich’s Bracelet

 

She tells The Rickie Report, “As an art history major, ancient cultures also impact my designs; I love the look of a slightly time-worn patina, as though a long lost piece was newly discovered. Combining raw and organic with delicate and romantic, whimsy, combinations of color and gemstones – all have a place in my designs.”  She starts with a concept; a new interpretation of the natural world, then the metal takes over and informs her how each piece should develop.

 

 

 

Meryl Lefkovich's Earrings and Pendant

Meryl Lefkovich’s Earrings and Pendant

 

Meryl says, ” the forms and essence of nature, a dewdrop on a leaf, the rustle of leaves in the wind, the twisted scroll of vines and the gnarled knots of trees…these are the moments I want to capture and reflect in my jewelry.”

 

 

Elayna Toby Singer

 

Elayna Toby Singer is drawn to materials that come from the earth and to forms transformed through encounters with the elements. She is attracted to circles. They invite her in, are windows to the beyond; simultaneously open and whole.

 

Elayna Toby Singer's Bracelet

Elayna Toby Singer’s Bracelet

 

She tells The Rickie Report, “Connecting one object to the next, both physically and visually, energy and awareness journey between root and crown. The space between reminds us to breathe. Twirling and dancing with the air around us, energy shifts, spirit awakens, transformation occurs. Presented in new contexts, each object’s intrinsic beauty is revealed. Discarded and precious materials – vintage tools, machine parts, manufacturing remnants, garden trimmings, mineral stones and beads from around the world – are combined to create one-of-a-kind artworks.”

 

Earrings by Elayna Toby Singer

Earrings by Elayna Toby Singer

 

No two Elayna Toby Singer pieces are ever the same.  Elayna Toby Singer uses only “cold connections” in creating my assemblage kinetic sculptures and jewelry. No welding or soldering for me. Instead, she uses wrapping and knotting techniques, along with swivels and metal links, to connect one object to another.

 

 

Custom Framing:

As an Artist, Let OSGS Custom Framing help you ready your work for exhibition(s). We have great rates and archival materials. Here’s a Groupon Coupon for savings (not valid with other offers, but a great way to save by itself!):

http://www.groupon.com/deals/osgs-ortiz-smykla-gallery-studio

 

 

 

Artists Needed!!!

West Palm Beach Art In Public Places is assembling a database of artists for future Calls To Artists. This is a great opportunity to have your name included in those opportunities. If you have a few moments, please email Phil Growick (info. below) your Name, Artistic Medium of Preference (i.e., Painter, Sculptor, Photographer, etc.), Email Address, Website Information, and any other contact information you would like to offer to:

Phil Growick
Art In Public Places (City of West Palm Beach) Board Member
Email: pgrowick@gmail.com

See Jonathon Ortiz-Smykla’s Painting

at the Palm Beach International Airport:

(All Artwork in the exhibit is for sale with 100% of the proceeds going to these local artists)

"Untitled" by Jonathon Ortiz-Smykla

“Untitled” by Jonathon Ortiz-Smykla

For more information about OSGS please 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

 

 

 

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

Somethin’s Brewin at the Brewhouse Gallery!

The Brewhouse Gallery is becoming a big sensation county-wide!  The artwork on the walls is just the beginning! The end of October highlights a wide variety of entertainment, including a Barista Throwdown tonight at 7 pm, that you won’t want to miss!  There is something for everyone here – from meeting the creators of the artwork, to comedy, live music, open mic and the ever popular Trivia Night.  The Rickie Report shares details about the art, food trucks and good brews in this easy-to-enjoy atmosphere.

 

 

 

 

 

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AJ Brockman: Cofounder – Gallery Curator

ART + COFFEE + CRAFT BEER

 

 

 

Tuesday through Sunday

10 am – 11 pm

 

 

561.771.1641 | Facebook | BrewhouseGallery.com

 

Somethins’ Brewin at 720 Park Ave., Lake Park, FL 33403

 

 

 

Brewhouse Celebrates October!

Brewhouse Celebrates October!

 

 

TONIGHT:  Barista Throwdown  7 pm

 

Baristas will compete, showing off their latte skills.  We’re talking about artistic lattes!!  Contestants will have 4 minutes to create as many lattes as they can and show the Celebrity Judges their most impressive latte art.  Don’t miss this Oceana Coffee event!  For more information contact angelo@oceanacoffee.com or call 561-401-2453.

 

 

 

 

 

AJ Brockman tells The Rickie Report, ” We are in the news!! That’s right, The Brewhouse Gallery was featured on WPBF 25 News! A very well done video highlight by our good friends Tiffany Kenney and Erin Guy WPBF. Apparently, the word is getting out on all the awesome things we have going on here… And we greatly appreciate the support! “

 

 

You can check out the full story here:

http://www.wpbf.com/news/local-artist-showcases-others-art-in-eclectic-brewhouse-atmosphere/28991398

 

 

Jim Rabidoux, Artist

Jim Rabidoux, Artist

 

 

The Brewhouse Gallery is part eclectic hipster lounge, part modern New York art gallery. It’s a creative space to hang out, sip a brew, hold a meeting, share ideas, listen to music, and appreciate local art. Free Wi-Fi and comfortable furniture (that is also for sale) make you feel right at home. Above all, our mission is to support local arts and build community!

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UPDATED SCHEDULE

 

Monday – closed.
Tuesday – Musician Spotlight “singer-songwriter in the round” – 7 to 10 pm
Wednesday – trivia night – 7 to 9 pm
Thursday – open mic night – 8 to 11 pm
Friday – live music – food truck – 8 to 11 pm
Saturday – live music – food truck – 8 to 11 pm
Sunday – just come and hang with us!

 

 

 

 

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We proudly serve French Press, Lattes, Cappuccinos, and other coffee creations made with locally roasted beans sourced directly from the growers. We also whip up a killer Cuban espresso. By night we offer craft beer from the finest Florida microbreweries, including Due South, Monk in the Trunk, and Cigar City, along with a selection of favorite wines.  Check out our Tap List online!

 

 

 

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For more information about The Brewhouse Gallery please contact :

info@BrewhouseGallery.com or call 561.771.1641

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Somethins’ Brewin at 720 Park Ave., Lake Park, FL 33403

 

 

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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

Nathan D. Rosen Museum Gallery Presents Fall/Winter Exhibitions

The public is invited to the Nathan D. Rosen Museum Gallery for the opening of its Fall-Winter Exhibitions.  Michael Gora and H. Allen Benowitz are well-known, award-winning  photographers and Russell Levine teaches digital photography. Their scenes will take you around the world.  The ceramics will give you a sense of ancient traditions merged with modernity, as you see master ceramicists, mother and daughter Anita Schwartz and Alexandra Hasson.  The Rickie Report is pleased to share some sneak peeks and all of the details here. Enjoy this lovely space, a hidden gem, celebrating local creatives!  Four of the five artists will be speaking at the Opening.

 

 

 

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Nathan D. Rosen Museum Gallery 

 

Presents:

 

Fall/Winter Exhibitions

Opening Reception

Sunday, Nov. 2, 2014

1 – 4 p.m.

Meet and Greet the Artists

Free and Open to the public, but RSVP is required.

Please call 561-558-2520 or email Sue Harrington sueh@levisjcc.org

Exhibitions run through January 16, 2015

Gallery Hours:
Monday – Friday, 9:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.
Admission is free.

 

Adolph & Rose Levis Jewish Community Center

9801 Donna Klein Blvd.         Boca Raton, FL 33428

 

 

 

The Nathan D. Rosen Museum and Gallery announces its Fall/Winter Exhibitions. The public is invited to the Opening Reception where they will have an opportunity to meet and greet the Artists.  The event is free and open to the public, but an RSVP is required.  Please call 561-558-2520 or email Sue Harrington sueh@levisjcc.org.  The Exhibitions run through January 16, 2015.  Regular Gallery Hours: Monday – Friday, 9:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.  Admission is free.  The exhibit is located in the Adolph & Rose Levis Jewish Community Center located at 9801 Donna Klein Blvd, Boca Raton, FL 33428.

 

 

Face Off

Explore the tapestry of the human experience through this exhibition of photographic portraits by H. Allen Benowitz, Michael Gora and Russell Levine. Each shares his unique perspective on people of all ages from around the world, taking the viewer to new and unexpected territory.

 

 

Photograph by H.Allen Benowitz

Photograph by H.Allen Benowitz

 

 

H. Allen Benowitz
www.H-AllenArt.com

 

 

H. Allen Benowitz, a self-taught photographer, born and raised in Brooklyn, NY, migrated to Miami, FL, in the 1960s. As an evolution from the accomplishments of his professional court reporting, legal videography, and videoconferencing career, the camera became a natural segue to photography, awakening an earlier passion from childhood. “My private passion for photography is motivated by my love of life.  My purpose is to capture and share my visual adventures and travels with you. I consider myself a life sampler, which is reflected in the variety of my work.” Recognition for his work includes a Judges’ Award at the University of Miami Lowe Art Museum’s Beaux Arts Festival and honorable mention in the International Kodak Contest. His work has been featured in numerous publications, including Miami Monthly Magazine, Coastal Elegance & Wealth Magazine, ARTnews, Art Business News, and the Laurel of Asheville.

 

 

"I Pledge" by Michael Gora

“I Pledge” by Michael Gora

 

 

Michael Gora
http://michael-gora.artistwebsites.com/index.html

 

 

Michael Gora has lived in south Florida for over fifty years but he has also lived in the United States’ largest cities, New York and Los Angeles, small towns, York, Pennsylvania, and Boca Raton, Florida, and a country village, Valley Bend, West Virginia. “A wide range of experience has helped me to observe and appreciate wildly diverse American lifestyles and photographic possibilities.” Gora’s artistic voice speaks in black and white, but concentrates on human form in all circumstances. “I try to keep the work simple, direct, and easy to understand.” His photographs have been accepted in permanent collections of museums in Boca Raton, and Indianapolis. His work has been well received by galleries locally and nationally.

 

 

Russell Levine's "Eye of My Soul"

Russell Levine’s “Eyes of My Soul”

 

Russell Levine
www.eyesofmysoul.com

 

Russell Levine has the ability to connect his heart with his vision. “My visions come from my memories. Every image is unique—it has been seen through the eyes of my soul.” His photographs inspire the viewer to creativity in ways never dreamed possible. Russell’s photographs have been shown in museums and galleries across the United States. He is one of the only photographers to win an award in the prestigious All Florida Juried Competition and Exhibition. Levine teaches photography at Delray Beach Center for the Arts and the Levis JCC in Boca Raton .

 

 

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Hasson Schwartz Ceramics

 

Hasson Schwartz Ceramic Plate

Hasson Schwartz Ceramic Plate

 

 

Women of Moroccan descent and master ceramicists, mother and daughter Anita Schwartz and Alexandra Hasson create functional porcelain ceramics vessels. Influenced by traditional Moroccan forms and Zillij mosaic tile designs, their approach harmonizes seemingly incongruent elements into vessels both familiar and eccentric. “We have been brought up surrounded by a rich culture that places great emphasis on the importance of hospitality and family traditions. Moroccans welcome the opportunity to show their generosity and hospitality by welcoming guests into their homes to visit and share meals. The vessels are ornately painted and decorated so that meals served will feast the eyes as well as the palate.”

 

 

 

"Joseph" by Michael Gora

“Joseph” by Michael Gora

 

For more information about these exhibitions or other activities at the Adolph & Rose Levis Jewish Community Center 9801 Donna Klein Blvd. Boca Raton, FL 33428  please visit: www.levisjcc.org  or call  561-558-2520.

 

 

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