Fresco Fine Arts Offers Original Abstract Modern Art At Affordable Prices

Stew Cohen comes from a family of art collectors and art appreciators. His goal is to bring original art to the general public at an affordable price.  The Rickie Report shares a sneak peek of his inventory. Each piece of artwork, an original in the abstract modern style, is available at Fresco Fine Arts.  Emerging artists as well as established artists are among his collection, available in Deerfield Beach,FL.

 

 

 

 

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Stew Cohen grew up in Montreal, Canada. His family was a collector of fine art, preferring modern and abstract pieces.  Each piece of  artwork is OOAK (One-of-a-kind), signed by the artists.

 

 

"Egyptian Eye of Horus, Blue Moon"

“Egyptian Eye of Horus, Blue Moon”

 

 

Since Stew’s retirement and move to Florida, he has opened Gallery space at the Decorative Arts Mall located in Deerfield Beach, FL.

 

 

"Sensual Oasis"

“Sensual Oasis”

 

 

The Decorative Arts Mall is a popular haunt of decorators, interior design mavens and local art aficionados.

 

 

"Three Women"

“Three Women”

 

 

Stew’s goal is to show his vast collection with the general public. Custom framing increases the value of the paintings.

 

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Stew tells The Rickie Report, ” I want original art to be affordable for the general public.  The prices at Fresco Fine Arts range from $49. to $1,000. with most art pieces listed at $500. or below.  Instead of purchasing a print or commercially produced piece of artwork, you can find an original, one-of-a-kind right here.”

 

 

 

"Silver Dreams"

“Silver Dreams”

 

For more information call Stew Cohen at:  561.609.5389

or visit: https://www.facebook.com/frescoFineArts .

 

"Iris"

“Iris”

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561-537-0291

Palm Beach International Airport’s Art Exhibit Is Worthy Of The Journey (But No Ticket Or Baggage Is Necessary)

We’ll see you at the airport on Wednesday, June 3rd!  There is no need to buy a ticket to fly off anywhere because the Art at the Airport Exhibit will take you on many journeys without packing a bag! The Palm Beach International Airport continues to be one of the most popular art galleries in the County.  The Rickie Report shares the details of the next Artist Reception to which the public is invited.   ATTENTION ART LOVERS and TRAVELERS:  Take a moment to stroll the Art in Public Places area! We promise you a more enlightened experience than you’d have rushing to your gate, sitting and waiting for your flight.  This is a great teaching moment for families waiting for loved ones to arrive.  Walk by the artwork and talk about what the children see! To purchase art displayed in this exhibit, contact Palm Beach County’s Art in Public Places Program (561) 233-0235.

 

 

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PUBLIC IS INVITED:

“Art at the Airport”

Meet the Artists:

Wednesday, June 3rd

5:30 -7:o0 pm

Exhibition is located on Level 2 of the Main Terminal, across from Travelers Lounge

This exhibition features photography, painting and mixed media works created by artists who reside in one of Pam Beach County’s thirty-eight municipalities. More than ninety artworks were reviewed by guest judge Timothy A. Eaton, owner of Eaton Fine Art in West Palm Beach. Works were selected based on artistic merit and composition.

The Artists Are:

Scott Armetta

Dennis Aufiery

David Charlowe

Barbara Chieves

Kris Davis

Friday Flatt

Doreen Grasso

Erik Kucera

Walter Peterson

Sandy Pfeifer

Roxene Sloate

Mary Taylor

Dennis Tishkowsky

Linh M. Tinh

Chrisanthy Vargo

Glenn Weiss

Bonnie Wilburn

Flannery Winchester

 

Exhibit Continues – June 24, 2015

 

 

 

 

 

To purchase art displayed in this exhibition, contact Palm Beach County’s
Art in Public Places Program (561) 233-0235.

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Being accepted into this exhibit is challenging, with an uncompromising jurying process and tough competition.  We urge all artists – emerging and established to continue to apply!

Your artistry will be seen by millions….And art at the airport does sell!

 

 

To place your name on the registry:

www.pbcgov.com/fdo/art/

For more information about Art at the Airport please contact:

Elayna Toby Singer

2633 Vista Parkway     West Palm Beach, FL 33411-5603
(561) 233-0235    Fax: (561) 233-0206

Email: esinger@pbcgov.org

 

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561-537-0291

Clay Glass Metal Stone Gallery Call For Entries: “The Male Form”

Joyce Brown tells The Rickie Report, “This was a special request exhibition from artists who feel slighted by the creations and shows that mostly feature the female form. They want equal time! We welcome your interpretations. The works you are exhibiting may be 2-D works or 3-D works. There is no restriction for this show. Submit photos of your work early and increase your chances of having them included (with your name) in all of our press releases and postcards.”  The Rickie Report shares this Call For Entries!  Deadline is  3pm Tuesday July 21st. No late applications will be accepted. CGMS will accept the first 40 artists!  The application and details are here.  The Rickie Report can’t wait to celebrate your good news when you get accepted, so stay in touch!

 

 

CLAY GLASS METAL STONE Gallery
15 South J Street
Lake Worth, Florida 33460

Call To Artists
“The Male Form”
Opening Reception- Friday, July 24
Show closes on August 6

Exhibit is limited to 40 Artists

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Artists may enter up to 2 pieces of current work, conforming to the following criteria:
A completed application form, up to 3 JPEG images in E-MAIL and $35.00 entry fee must be received by deadline of 3pm Tuesday July 21st.   No late applications will be accepted. (We will accept the first 40 artists)
Entry fee is non-refundable and may be charged by phone (561-588-8344) or paid by check made payable to Flamingo Clay Studio.
Images of artist work must be submitted by E-MAIL in JPEG format.

Please E-Mail completed application to Joyce@flamingoclaystudio.org

or

Mail to:

CGMS Gallery, 15 South J Street- Lake Worth FL 33460.
For more information call 561- 588-8344 or 215-205-9441
All exhibited work MUST BE FOR SALE with 70% of the sale going directly to artist. Event e-mail Cards will be provided to the artists to help co-promote the exhibitions. Please send these out to your email lists. We currently have an email list of 6000.
Notifications of acceptance will be by e-mailed upon receipt of application. 

Accepted Art Work will be dropped off on Wednesday & Thursday (July 22-23) from 1pm to 6pm.  (Special delivery arrangements may be possible.

Delivered Art Work must be priced and ready to display. 

Drop off Art Work at CLAY GLASS METAL STONE Gallery, 15 South J Street , Lake Worth.
Clay Glass Metal Stone Gallery will be open 7 days a week for the duration of the exhibit.  We will promote the exhibit through newspaper advertising and email Art Cards.
We want your Art to sell!!!! Please make sure that each piece is titled and priced. Please make sure that your submission includes an artist’s statement, your contact e-mail address, phone number and your web site address if you have one. 

CLAY GLASS METAL STONE Gallery
15 South J Street
Lake Worth, Florida 33460

APPLICATION for“The Male Form”

All applications must be received by 3pm Tuesday. July 21, 2015

Phone 561 588-8344

“mailto:

cgmsgallery@flamingoclaystudio.org

or mail:CGMS Gallery 15 South J Street Lake Worth 33460

Please PRINT legibly!

Name_________________________________________________

Address______________________________________________

City_____________________________State_____Zip_________

Phone_____________________

E-mail address ________________________________

Web address__________________________

ARTISTS, PLEASE BE CERTAIN THAT YOUR SUBMITTED IMAGES CORRESPOND TO THE NUMBER BELOW

1. Title_________________________________________________

Dimensions________________________________Price________

Description____________________________________________

2. Title_________________________________________________

Dimensions___________________________________Price_____

Description____________________________________________

WAIVER of LIABILITY:

Submission of my application constitutes my agreement to comply with all of the conditions and terms set forth in the prospectus.  I release and discharge Clay Glass Metal Stone Gallery and its owners and employee’s from all responsibility for damage or loss of any kind on all works submitted for the exhibition named above.

 
SIGNATURE_________________________________DATE_____

 

 

 

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Art On Park Gallery Shows Emerging Artists For “The Gallows” Exhibit

The upcoming exhibition at Art on Park Gallery located in Lake Park Florida focuses on emerging artists from the area.  The theme, ” The Gallows” promises to be provocative and insightful.  The public is invited to the Opening Reception on Friday, May 22nd.  The Rickie Report shares the information and suggests you plan on attending to enjoy the pizza, wine, and live music by “Swing Street” featuring the Great American Songbook!  There will be an After Party at the nearby Brewhouse Gallery.

 

 

 

 

 

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ARTISTS OF PALM BEACH COUNTY

PRESENT:

“THE GALLOWS”

EMERGING ARTISTS

Art On Park

 800 Park Avenue   Lake Park, FL

Opening Public Reception:

Friday, May 22nd

5 – 8 pm

Live music by
Swing Street (Marty and Eileen)
singing the
Great American Songbook
PIZZA & WINE!

Artwork by Tommy Sylvester

Artwork by Tommy Sylvester

After Party at The Brewhouse Gallery
starting at 8pm
720 Park Avenue   Lake Park

Exhibit Runs Through June 27th

 

 

 

Artwork by Earl Ricci

Artwork by Earl Ricci

 

Join the Artists of Palm Beach County as they celebrate “The Gallows”, a new exhibit of emerging artists!  The public is invited to the Opening Reception on Friday, May 22nd from 5 – 8 pm.  Pizza and wine will be served while live music will be offered by “Swing Street”, focusing on the Great American Songbook!   The exhibit continues through June 22nd at Art on Park Gallery located at 800 Park Avenue in Lake Park, FL.  There will be an after party at the nearby Brewhouse Gallery located at 720 Park Avenue in Lake Park. Everyone is welcome.

 

 

 

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The emerging artists showing at this Exhibit are:

Dariel B. Donovan II

Barbara Fenton

Joe Hernandez

Hanna Marks

Jacqueline Medeiros

EJ Morales

Cynthia Morrison

Earl Ricci

Thomas Schmidt

Yuri Slobodenyuk

Andrew Spilos

Tommy Sylvester

 

 

Artwork by Cynthia Morrison

Artwork by Cynthia Morrison

 

 

For more information about the exhibit contact:
800 Park Ave, Lake Park, FL 33403
(561) 345-2842

or visit:  www.artistsofpalmbeachcounty.com

 

 

 

Artwork Jacqueline Medeiros

Artwork Jacqueline Medeiros

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Missed The 1st Anniversary Celebration? The Brewhouse Continues To Bring Art, Music And A Place For Community

For those who missed the people-packed First Anniversary Celebration of the founding of the Brewhouse Gallery, we want to reassure you!  AJ Brockman and his crew continue to offer a cozy place for a coffee during the day and a fun venue in the evenings for camaraderie.  The Rickie Report shares some of the upcoming events you’ll want to check out and the heart of it all – the local art scene!

 

 

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HOURS:

TUESDAY – SUNDAY
12:00PM – 12:00AM

The Brewhouse Gallery

720 Park Avenue Lake Park, Florida 33403

 

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Photo Courtesy of Brewhouse Website

 

 

How was the Anniversary Celebration? AJ Brockman tells The Rickie Report, “The day we have been planning, the day we thought may never come, the day we all share in Art, Live Music, Food, Glorious Craft Beer, Friendship and more. To be able to say we have made it through our first year is a huge milestone and we want to thank all of you for supporting The Brewhouse Gallery! We hope our success has been a sign of what our community really needed, A place dedicated to the arts, Somewhere with culture, Somewhere to gather, Somewhere to brew ideas, Somewhere to inspire. Now, let’s celebrate… The future is bright!”

 

Craig McInnis Presenting Live Painting. Photo courtesy of Rolando Chang Barrero

Craig McInnis Presenting Live Painting. (Photo courtesy of Rolando Chang Barrero)

 

 

 

Stop by for our next monthly artist Open House:

Thursday, May 28th!

Art, art, and more art! Whether it’s our incredible visual artists or our talented performing artists –

MEET OUR GALLERY ARTISTS:

Ed Trujilo, Mark Sotak, Danny Albertson, James Hook, Phil Fung, Christanthy Vargo, Kevin Goff, Craig McInnis, Emmanuel Gonzales, EJ Morales, Cristina Ferreira, Derek LaRosa, Jeff Biege, Jay Hatfield, Sue Gaumer, Jason Pfeiffer, Maria Grace Lurescia.

 

 

 

Relax with a fresh brewed coffee and snack

Relax with a fresh brewed coffee and snack (Photo courtesy of Brewhouse Gallery website)

 

 

 

NEW MENU

The entire menu is literally prepared from scratch with authentic Mexican recipes passed down through the generations. Vegetarian and vegan options are also available + over 6 homemade sangria’s. All you have to do is try it and you will see why we have decided to offer this exclusively!!”

 

 

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Fresh Sangria! Photo Courtesy of Brewhouse Website

 

The LineUp*

 

Brewhouse Gallery Line Up

Brewhouse Gallery Line Up

 

 

Tuesday – Musicians Showcase “In the Round” : 7 to 10 : $2 off draft & specialty wine. Bringing you a little bit of Nashville to Lake Park. Hosted by Bill Hartmann, this event is part storytelling, part jam session, and all out acoustic. Original music at its finest!

 

Photo Courtesy of Brewhouse Website

Photo Courtesy of Brewhouse Gallery Website

 

 

Wednesday – Trivia Night, 7 to 9. Brought to you by Think and Drink Trivia! Now with our new expansion we can accommodate an additional 40 people with a direct speaker output you can hear throughout the entire space for those of you that have been requesting it. This was just listed in the top 50 favorite things to do in all of Palm Beach County by The Palm Beach Post.

 

 

 

Brewhouse Gallery Friends and Fun (Photo Courtesy of Brewhouse Gallery Website)

Brewhouse Gallery Friends and Fun (Photo Courtesy of Brewhouse Gallery Website)

 

 

Thursday – : Open Mic Night : 8 to 11 : With new host & professional comedian Jordan Garnett. Thursday’s now have an all new energy with a killer lineup of songwriters, musicians, comedians and more.

 

 

Friday – *FEATURED* : Live Music : 8 to 11 : Zack Jones, Front man of the the Gravel Kings, is completely reinventing what it means to be a one-man band. With his take on traditional folk music and much more… He will have the house rocking! Also, Happy Hour Poker (Texas hold ’em) starting at 6:30 PM. Food Truck!

 

 

Saturday – *FEATURED* : Live Music : 8 to 11 :

 

Sunday – *FEATURED* : 7 to 10 : We are happy to have Nicholas Caputo every other Sunday for the next few months! He is one of the premier Accordion players in all of Florida and will be bringing his traditional (and not so traditional) french vibes. Art + Beer + Accordion = WINNING.

 

 

* Please check the Brewhouse Gallery Website as dates, events and performers are subject to change.

For up-to-the-minute listings of events please visit:

www.brewhousegallery.com

https://www.facebook.com/TheBrewhouseGallery

 

 

 

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The Rickie Report

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Rickie@therickiereport.com

561-537-0291

Norman Berman Exhibits “My Art, My Faith” In SOLO Show

Award winning artist, Norman Berman will be exhibiting his paintings at the Shirley and Barton Weisman Delray Community Center in Delray Beach, Florida. The exhibit will run from June 1, 2015 until July 10, 2015. There will be an Opening Reception on Sunday afternoon, June 7th.  Admission is free and open to the public.  The works displayed span the years from the 1980’s to the present.  The title of the exhibit, “MY ART, MY FAITH” emerged as Norman, in making selections for this show realized that his Judaic upbringing became a somewhat consistent theme in his abstract works. The Rickie Report shares the details and a conversation with Mr. Berman about his artistry.  

 

 

 

 

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WEISMAN DELRAY COMMUNITY CENTER

Presents

NORMAN BERMAN

 

 

“MY FAITH, MY ART”

Opening Reception:

Sunday, June 7, 2015

3 – 5 pm

This Event is free and open to the public

Exhibit runs from June 1 – July 10, 2015

Hours: Mon. –Thurs.  9 am – 5 pm
Fri. 8:30 am- 4:30 pm

7901 West Atlantic Avenue      Delray Beach, FL

(561) 558-2100

 

 

Norman Berman At The Easel

Norman Berman At The Easel

 

 

 

Although Norman Berman is primarily an abstract artist he has also created a series of representational works which he calls “My Tallis (Prayer Shawl) Series. These images were initially conceived as imagery for his personal Jewish New Year cards in his abstract paintings with such titles as “The Sabbath Bride”, “Our Father, Our King”, “Job” and “By The Rivers of Babylon” are some examples of the coalescing of his “art and his faith”.

Award winning and nationally known artist Norman Berman presents a survey of his works. Berman’s subject matter ranges from Judaic themes to abstracts. He’s been creating artwork professionally for over 55 years.  He tells The Rickie Report, “For me, creating art is a challenge.  As I look at a work surface, I begin my conversation with it.  The surface says to me, ’Create something, I dare you!’  Therefore, my adventure begins!”  As one listens to Norman Berman share some of his life-stories, you must pay attention to details.  Looking at his artwork that should be no surprise.  It is these tidbits that make the whole.

 

TRR:  What were your early artistic influences?
NB:.

 

The only artwork on our walls at home was my Bar Mitzvah portrait ( an oil on canvas that was painted by a friend of father).  My introduction to art was at age four, when I accompanied my father, a shipping clerk in a men’s’ wear company, to work. The women in the office gave me a piece of paper, a red pencil, a black pencil and plopped me in a chair with the instructions to ‘draw something’.  I drew the American flag to keep myself occupied.  Over the years, I started to copy and draw comic book characters (Disney, Superman, and Batman, etc.). My father would take these drawings and hang them in his workplace and change them around – it was my first public gallery!
As the United States entered WWII, I was fascinated by US military aircraft, so I wrote to all of the aircraft companies for pictures.  They would send me these gorgeous lithographic prints!  My favorite was the P38, a double fuselage plane and very impressive to look at.  Around the same time, there was a kid in our neighborhood who was already in high school and must have been an art major. I would show him my airplane drawings and he showed me how to create perspective images: not linear perspective images going to a vanishing point, but looking down at buildings as if you were in an airplane. 

 

 

"The River Styx" by Norman Berman

“The River Styx” by Norman Berman

 

 

When I was 10 years old, I broke my elbow.  It was probably the beginning of my escapades with brittle bone disease, but we didn’t know about that until much much later. While at Israel Zion Hospital (now Maimonides), I used to draw the nurses in profile, with their little caps.  In elementary school, my art was always hanging in the classroom and the halls.

 

"Job" by Norman Berman

“Job” by Norman Berman

As a Junior High School student, one of my teachers recommended that I attend the High School of Music & Art. Living in Brooklyn, it was an hour and a half subway ride in the morning and evening rush hours which my parents weren’t happy about. We happened to live close to the neighborhood high school, Abraham Lincoln High School.  As a result, I ended up going to Lincoln which had a fabulous art department! That’s where I got my real training, in my approach to art.  In 10th grade, Herbert W. Yates got me interested in the importance of art history.
I started saving articles from “Life Magazine” that related to art and artists.  My father would pick up a copy at the newsstand every Saturday. I finally convinced him that it would be more convenient and less expensive to get a subscription!  After reading the entire magazine, I categorized the pictures with my own filing system into red envelopes.  My mother, who was also a voracious reader, would buy other magazines like ‘McCall’s’ and ‘Ladies Home Journal’.  Those magazines happen to have some of the top-notched illustrators of the time.

 

TRR:  Norman shares his “beshert” (Yiddish for “meant to be”) moment.  He takes us back to 1950.

NB:

Leon Friend was the Chairman of the Art Department and I was sitting in his Graphic Arts class – last row, second seat.  Leon says,’ DO YOU KNOW WHO SAT IN YOUR SEAT? ‘  I said, ‘No.’  Friend said, ‘Alex Steinweiss’.  This was like mentioning God!   Alex Steinweiss was an early graduate from Lincoln, who after graduating from Parsons School of Design, worked for Columbia Records. Steinweiss convinced his employers to change their marketing strategy to sell their long playing records.  Instead of wrapping the records in brown paper, they should create a book with the record inside.  Each book would have artwork on its cover.  Alex Steinweiss was responsible for the entire industry of record albums cover designs!

 

"Silent Devotion" by Norman Berman

“Silent Devotion” by Norman Berman

 

 

 

During my senior year, I prepared a portfolio and sent it out to the School Art League.  It is now May, 1952.  Mr. Friend comes into class and asks who we think should be the happiest person in the room today.  And then he says, ‘Norman, it’s you!  You just won the scholarship to Parsons School of Design! ‘I’m thinking that I’m following in the steps of Alex Steinweiss! I literally “fell out of my chair”!  In those days, we didn’t have cell phones.  I couldn’t even go down to the office to call my mother!   When I finally got home and shared my good news, my mother thought it was very nice.  Then we waited until my father came home to tell him.  I had already been accepted to tuition-free Brooklyn College.  What to do…  His father, a product of the Great Depression, didn’t want Norman to accept the scholarship.  (What if it wasn’t renewed after a year – they couldn’t afford tuition; what about the cost of supplies; they also wanted to send his brother to college in just more three years).

 

TRR: Norman returned to school and tell Mr. Friend the news. This dedicated teacher stayed until 7 pm the next evening to meet with Norman’s father in an attempt to convince him, even offering an extra $100. from the “Art Squad” to help defray costs. The answer was the same.  Norman’s father understood the need to be pragmatic. Norman would go to college, become a teacher and get a job.
NB:

 

That summer I didn’t have a job. I walked the streets telling myself that I was going to Brooklyn College.  I psyched myself up about meeting new people and having new experiences. I had four good years at BC.

 

TRR:  Norman graduated from Brooklyn College and went back to his alma mater, Abraham Lincoln High School to student teach.

 

"Sabbath Bride" by Norman Berman

“Sabbath Bride” by Norman Berman

 

In September, 1960, Norman was set up by his brother’s fiancée on a blind date with a girl named Ethel.  The rest is history!  They have 2 children and 4 grandchildren. Ethel and Norman were married for almost 52 years. She was his strength, his staunchest supporter, his severest critic and the love of his life. As Norman points out, if he had gone to Parsons, he would not have ended up being introduced to his “beshert”, Ethel.  His first date was on Ethel’s birthday. They were married for 52 years… She passed away in July of 2013.

 

 

"Neshema" by Norman Berman

“Neshema” by Norman Berman

 

NB:

After graduating with my BA and MA from Brooklyn College, I taught Junior High and moved on to High School.  I concentrated on teaching painting as part of the curriculum, along with art history and color theory. From my own experiences, I encouraged my students to learn and research their subjects.  Research is an essential part of any good piece of artwork!   My favorite part of the curriculum was teaching painting.  I was privileged to have a number of students from the “Art Talent Classes”.  These were students who took art classes five days a week and showed promise.  I continued teaching and eventually became a supervisor (Assistant Principal) .  I taught in a few different schools and in 1983 was awarded the ‘Art Educator Award’ from the New York City Art Teacher’s Association/UFT and the Art Chairman’s Association in recognition of my outstanding service and commitment to art education.  I also held the rank of Adjunct Assistant Professor of Art at Queensborough College where I taught painting, drawing, two-dimensional design, advertising design and art history.  I finally retired in January, 1991.

 

"Our Father Our King, Aveenu Malkainu" Oil on Canvas by Norman Berman

“Our Father Our King, Aveenu Malkainu” Oil on Canvas by Norman Berman

 

 

TRR:  Tell us more about your own artwork.  On your website, you differentiate between two different types of art.  One is the “Prayer Shawl Series” and then “the rest”.

NB:

There is an interrelationship.  Some of my larger paintings incorporate Hebrew words from Jewish prayers.  The ‘Lecha Dodi’ piece that was on the Armory Art Center invitation, is from the prayer service which welcomes the Sabbath, as a bride.  Another powerful piece of bright yellow hues titled ‘AveenuMalkeinu’ (Our Father, Our King”, comes from the High Holy Day liturgy.   I created the ‘Prayer Shawl (‘Tallis’) Series’, one for each year’s Jewish New Year’s card for my family. These watercolors are representational in style.

 

"Minyan" by Norman Berman

“Minyan” by Norman Berman

 

 

During my studies at Brooklyn College, three or four faculty members really influenced me: Jimmy Ernst (son of Max), Carl Robert Holty( a disciple of Mondrian), and Harry Holtzman.  Stylistically, Jimmy showed me how calligraphy and linear work can influence a piece of artwork; how to allow just enough, without overpowering the piece.  Holty was a great “colorist” He taught me to take Mondrian’s rectangles and squares and change their edges from white to various tints and shades of color, allowing work to “float” in one plane over the other.  He helped me capture my creative imagination through color relationships.  Holty subscribed to Hans Hoffman’s theory of “Push and Pull”.  Holtzman, who never taught studio, explained the theory of modern art, abstract theory and how to analyze what the creative process was all about.  He was one of the people who managed to help Mondrian get into the U.S.  The faculty of Brooklyn College in the 50′s and 60′s were influential artists, bringing new ideas and changes to the art world. They were the top names in the Abstract Expressionist Movement.  Having Mark Rothko as a teacher certainly influenced me. I subscribe to the Abstract Art Movement’s credo “The act of painting is more important than the product.  As Mark Rothko says, “My paintings are made to engulf you.” There is a definitive biography of Rothko and I like one of his quotes which is “ART IS AN ADVENTURE INTO AN UNKNOWN WORLD, WHICH CAN BE EXPLORED ONLY BY THOSE WILLING TO TAKE RISKS.” Each time I start a new work, I am moving into an unknown world and taking new risks. That is what keeps me going!

 

"Lake of the Snow Moon" by Norman Berman ( Art Of Association Winner, 2014 at Lighthouse ArtCenter)

“Lake of the Snow Moon” by Norman Berman ( Art Of Association Winner, 2014 at Lighthouse ArtCenter)

 

At the same time as I was teaching, I was also creating and showing my own work.  I believe strongly that to be able to teach art, you must be involved in the creative process yourself!  You have to live through the agony of that blank canvas and the ecstasy of a finished piece of art.

TRR:  Does your art tell a story?
NB:

 

Good question!  Usually, my art does not tell a story because I normally don’t create narrative pieces of work. My piece, ‘Lake of Snow Moon’ is unusual in that aspect, for me. The initial little study for it (which I rarely do) was based on the weeds and reeds that I see every day from my kitchen window. When I decided to enlarge it to a full size watercolor the weeds and reeds became snow-covered pine trees. The title “The Lake of the Snow Moon” comes from the fact that the nickname for the full moon in February/March is called the “Snow Moon”. This painting was the second place ribbon recipient at the 2014 Art of Association Show at the Lighthouse Museum.   The toughest part of being an abstract painter is when people ask me , ‘well, what is that supposed to be?’  If my response is that I cannot tell them and they have to determine that for themselves, it sounds dismissive.  I don’t want to be that way.  The spectator has to be willing to engage and think and wonder ‘what does that look like?’ ‘what does it tell me’? I cannot do that for them.  I like the subtlety of color relationships and that shows in a majority of my work.  Even after graduation from Brooklyn College, I would go to Carl Holty’s studio and show him my work and talk about these theories.  Then I started to show my work in galleries in Greenwich Village, eventually moving to galleries uptown.

 

 

"Tekiyah" by Norman Berman

“Tekiyah” by Norman Berman

 

 

TRR:  What is your favorite part of being an artist?
NB:

 

When the piece is ready to sign!  Once I do that, I never go back to rework the painting.  I also like to see my work in a venue other than the walls in my house. The works look totally different in a gallery. I’ve exhibited widely in the New York Metropolitan area and my work appears in numerous private collections across the country.  The Queensborough Community College Gallery has my work in its permanent collection.  My work has been displayed in libraries, synagogues and churches in Nassau and Suffolk Counties in New York as well as the Polish Consulate in Manhattan, the GE Gallery in Schenectady, NY and the SONY Gallery in New York City.

 

 

"Slowly Comes The Night" by Norman Berman

“Slowly Comes The Night” by Norman Berman

 

TRR:  What tips would you give beginning artists?
NB:

Don’t be afraid to do what you want to do!  Your images will grow and your style will develop. That is OK.  For me, selling my work is a secondary thought.  I love what I do.  But, at the same time, don’t be afraid to market yourself.  I know this is difficult because one is fearful thinking about it.  Most artists aren’t trained to sell their work.

 

 

 

 

"Eclipse" by Norman Berman

“Eclipse” by Norman Berman

TRR:  Can you take us through the process of a painting?
NB:

 

 

"Clock-Wise-Counter-Clockwise" by Norman Berman

“Clock-Wise-Counter-Clockwise” by Norman Berman

 

 

When we relocated to Florida, I moved away from working with oils.  Now I use watercolor.  I start out with a blank sheet of paper and add floating colors next.  After that, I bring in wide calligraphic lines, getting thinner and thinner to create an intricate ‘lace-like’ network. The final effort is to come up with a title.  I rarely work from sketches or small studies.  I put up a piece of illustration board, watercolor paper or canvas). I don’t buy this notion that art is for self-enjoyment. (That is for the hobbyist who is “making pictures”). Art is a challenge and hard work. I have to let my mind and brain create images through my hand that I find pleasing, interesting and challenging.  The one thing about the 1950′s and 1960′s about theories expounding at Brooklyn College was that the act of painting was more important than the product.  If you finish the product and you like it, sign and you’re done.  Fine.  If you finish a product that you don’t like, it is also fine to rip it up and throw it away.   In fact, in Mark Rothko’s class, he would have you create a piece of art, then tear it up and reconstruct it!

 

 

When I am finished with a painting, I sign it and that’s it!  That’s not a “beshert” moment.  It is an “Aha” moment.   When you look at your piece and know that it is enough, you are done.  If you’re not sure, stop painting and turn the piece facing the wall.  Turn it around and look at it in another 6 weeks.  Look at it with fresh eyes.  My best and most instant critic was Ethel…

 

"Neilah" by Norman Berman

“Neilah” by Norman Berman

 

TRR:  How do you recharge your creativity?
NB:

I like read about “art” whether in fiction or non-fiction.  When I reread two of my favorite books, “My Name is Asher Lev” and “The Gift of Asher Lev” by Chaim Potok, the words deeply move me. While I was not as prolific as the fictional Asher Lev, I had many of the same experiences as he did, growing up in Brooklyn and although locales were “fictionalized” I knew exactly where they were.  I also enjoy Daniel Silva who’s protagonist is Gabriel Alon, an Israeli Mossad agent as well as a world famous art restorer.  I read books about artists. Their concepts and approaches to creativity help me, as you put it, to recharge my own creativity. As an adjunct to my paintings I am a “serious amateur photographer. I am the president of my community photo club. My approach to photograph is similar to my approach to my paintings. I look for the abstract elements in the subjects that I photograph. That is a way that I am constantly aware of the visual world around which eventually can be incorporated into my works.

 

 

 

 

TRR:  Is there anything else you’d like to share with our readers?
NB:

I do have a physical limitation, which prevents me from working on large canvases, which I used to do in oils and in acrylics. I was diagnosed with ‘brittle bone disease’ (osteogenesisimperfecta). Because of my disability, I limit myself to working on full sheet or a double elephant size Arches’ Bright White 300 lb. Cold Press paper or 140 lb. Arches Bright White paper.  In reading a research paper about OI, it stated that those with the disease tend to be very optimistic people, with strong motivations.  We get up.  We do.  We are positive.  I hope more people find out about the OI Foundation.wwwOIF.org   My granddaughter, Mira, uses art as an outlet because she cannot run around like other kids, due to this brittle bone issue.

 

 

Norman Berman's "Self Portrait, Soul's Journey"

Norman Berman’s “Self Portrait, Soul’s Journey”

TRR: In 2012, Norman served as Coordinator for the Artists of Palm Beach County’s exhibit at the Armory Art Center.  He had no idea how complex this administrative job would become.  He comments, “Being an educator gives you a multiplicity of skills”.  He is a member on the Board of Directors of the Artists of Palm Beach County (APBC).

 

 

 

 

For more information, please contact
Norman Berman

561.434.0605

 www.normanberman.com

or  normberman12@gmail.com

 

 

 

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The Rickie Report

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Palm Beach Gardens, FL 33420

Rickie@therickiereport.com

561-537-0291

McMow Art Glass Announces 2015 Summer Specialty Classes

School is out, but glass classes are IN!  Look at McMow Art Glass’ newest classes and demonstrations!  Some events are free, so check out the schedule here.  From fusible mosaics, to introductory sessions on stained glass and frit – McMow has it all!  The Rickie Report shares the details and some photos here.

 

 

 

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701 North Dixie Hwy.    Lake Worth, FL. 33460

 561.585.9011 EXT 106

1.888.701.3494

www.mcmow.com

 

2015 SUMMER SPECIALTY CLASSES!

F U S I B L E M O S A I C S
With Holly Odess

Fusible Glass Mosaic by Holly Odess

Fusible Glass Mosaic by Holly Odess

 

We are excited to announce this new & exciting class with master mosaicist Holly Odess. In this two day course students will learn classical mosaic technique as well as gain knowledge about fusing while working on a 12″ x 12″ design. Cutting, shaping, and classical laying techniques will be covered. ALL MATERIALS ARE INCLUDED but students must come prepared with a 12″ x 12″ pattern adapted from a photo or other source, or Holly will provide a variety of patterns to choose from.

Saturday May 30th
&
Saturday June 6th
9am-3pm
$245.00

Only 2 spaces left in this class!

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FREE DEMO DAY!

 

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Stop by and watch Phil demonstrate how to pull stringer & vitrograph, make your own frit, and how to make & cut pattern bars!

Saturday June 13th
9am-12pm

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DRAPED SEA GRASS VASES
with Patti

 

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Create an ‘under the sea’ inspired fused and draped vase out of cut strips of glass that is both artistic and functional in this 2 hour course! No fusing experience required, this is the perfect class for beginners who are looking to create a fun piece for themselves or a great handmade gift for someone special!

Wednesday June 17th
6-8pm
$125.00

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KILN CARVED WIND CHIMES
with Faith

 

 

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In this 2 day class students will learn how to make a beautiful and one of a kind fused glass wind chime that incorporates kiln carved details. Create your fused & kiln carved glass pieces on the first Saturday and learn how to assemble and string them on the second Saturday. Cutting experience is required, please bring your cutting and breaking tools with you to class. All materials included except beading supplies.

Saturday June 20th 9am-3pm
&
Saturday June 27th 9am-12pm
$150.00

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COLOUR DE VERRE SUNFLOWERS
with Meagan

 

 

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Create this adorable summer inspired sunflower out of frit and a Colour De Verre mold! Pieces may either be cast and then slumped into a plate or cast and attached to a piece of re-bar to create a garden stake! Cost includes all materials and the Colour De Verre mold is yours to keep!

Wednesday June 24th
6-8pm
$125.00

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COMPREHENSIVE CUTTING COURSE
with Phil

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In this 3 hour course Phil will teach students about different cutting & breaking tools, how to cut glass, and the do’s & don’ts of cutting glass. This class is perfect for students who have taken an entry level fusing, mosaic, or stained glass class and are looking to improve or brush up on cutting skills.

Saturday July 11th
12-3pm
$55.00

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BEACH SCENE MOSAICS
with Taylor

 

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This entry level mosaic class is just perfect for summer! Students will learn traditional mosaic technique while creating a piece inspired by the sea. There will be a variety of patterns to choose from. Please feel free to bring your own seashells or treasures from the sea to incorporate into your piece! All materials are included.

Wednesday July 15th- July 29th
(3 consecutive Wednesdays)
6-8pm
$150.00

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INTERMEDIATE FUSING WORKSHOP
with Phil

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In this 3 session course, experienced students will have the opportunity to develop more advanced projects and create multiple fused pieces of their choice! Entry level fusing knowledge and cutting experience is required. Class size is limited for a more focused learning experience. Students must supply their own tools & materials and projects must be developed and discussed in class with the instructor or pre-approved by the instructor. Course cost includes 2 kiln firings, each additional kiln firing is only $10!

Saturday July 18th-August 1st
(3 Consecutive Saturdays)
9am-12pm
$110.00

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FRAMING LAB
with Faith

 

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Watch & learn the ins and outs of framing your stained glass projects and how to work with a variety of framing materials in this 2 hour lab.

Saturday July 18th
1-3pm
$25.00

 

 

 

Here is a listing of all classes:

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For more information please contact:

McMow Art Glass
701 North Dixie Hwy.   Lake Worth, FL. 33460
Phone: 561.585.9011 EXT 106     Toll Free: 1.888.701.3494
Fax: 561.586.2292    www.mcmow.com

 

 

 

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

Rickie Leiter, Publisher

The Rickie Report

P.O.Box 33423

Palm Beach Gardens, FL 33420

Rickie@therickiereport.com

561-537-0291

 

 

Don’t Miss Hennevelts “May the Froth Be With You” Exhibit: A Sci-fi Art show. From Startwars To Dragons To Hmmm…What Is That? This Show Is Out Of This World

Nickie and Freddy Hennevelt’s Exhibit, “May the Froth Be With You” will take you out of this world!  All works are created by Nickie and Freddy Hennevelt along with several collaborations works between these two local artist based out of Northwood Village. Yes, they are those “Hennevelts” from Hennevelt’s Gallery!  The exhibit takes place at Harold’s Coffee Lounge on Northwood Road in West Palm Beach through Friday, May 29th.  The Rickie Report gives you the details and some sneak peeks!  We can tell you from experience, these sci-fi images and 3D art pieces are addictive – just like the froth on Harold’s Coffees!

 

 

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Harold’s Coffee Lounge

509 Northwood Road    W. Palm Beach, FL

“May The Froth Be With You”

Show Curator: Christian Bentall

Sponsors: Harold’s Coffee Lounge, Beat Thief

Show closes Friday, May 29, 2015

During  the Art and Wine Promenade

6pm – 9pm

Facebook event page

https://www.facebook.com/events/377688549093385/

"Bubos Cousin" Sculpture by Freddy Hennevelt

“Bubos Cousin” Sculpture by Freddy Hennevelt

The Hennevelts have been in Northwood Village for four years and have recently changed their Gallery location in Tinson Antiques at 540 Northwood  Road, West Palm Beach.  The Gallery space is small and features a total of 9 local and international artists.  Gallery hours are: Monday – Saturday 10 am – 5pm.

"Re Clomet" 3d Artwork by Nickie Hennevelt

“Re Clomet” 3d Artwork by Nickie Hennevelt

Freddy is in the Gallery on Wednesday and every other Saturday where he can often be found working on furniture restoration and refinishing. With so much going on, this energetic couple has found the time to pull together an amazing show that is being featured for the entire month of May at Harold’s Coffee Lounge located at 509 Northwood Road.  Nickie and Freddy also take commissions.

Please join Nickie and Freddy at their show closing on Friday, May 29, 2015 during the Northwood Village Art and Wine Promenade.

"Tie Fighter" by Nickie and Freddy Hennevelt

“Tie Fighter” by Nickie and Freddy Hennevelt

Hennevelt’s story goes back to a non physical world as they met online in a virtual world of Second Life. Discovering they had the same love of photography and art, they fell in love with each other. While never meeting in person, the two began an art gallery in the virtual world of Second Life with their photography of NWSPictures.
"Epus" by Freddy Hennevelt

“Epus” by Freddy Hennevelt

As Second Life became Real life for them and then opening a Gallery in the real world, their many talents as artist have unfolded to the public. Not only are they photographers but painters and sculptors from 2-D to 3-D. Freddy and Nickie also served as ArtSynergy Co-founders and District Leaders, bringing artists and artisans of Palm Beach County together during Art Palm Beach to showcase local artistic talent.
"X Wing" by Nickie Hennevelt

“X Wing” by Nickie Hennevelt

Widely known and appreciated community art activists, they co-founded the ArtX Artwalk for the Historic Northwood Art Walk Second Saturday each month! These docent led tours take art lovers to meet gallery owners and artists, as well as focus on the small businesses that make Northwood Village the hip place it has become. These events are Free and family friendly.  For details about the Artwalks, please visit: www.NorthwoodArtWalk.com  
"Dragon" by Freddy Hennevelt

“Dragon” by Freddy Hennevelt

For more information please visit:

Nickie and Freddy’s website:

Hennevelts.com

Hennevelt’s Gallery & Gifts on the Go

West Palm Beach, 33407 FL
561.506.4108      Email: Art@Hennevelts.com
Hennevelt’s Gallery on the Go website:   www.hennevelts.com

Nickie and Freddy’s Photography Website:

www.NWSPictures.com
NEW! Facebook Page:  www.facebook.com/nhdesign4u
www.hennevelts.com/nhdesign4u.html

ArtSynergy Co-founders / District Leaders

http://artsynergypbc.com/

Nickie’s full time employment:

West Palm Beach Library Foundation
Supporting the Mandel Public Library of West Palm Beach
http://www.wpblf.org/

 

Harold's Coffees, Sponsor

Harold’s Coffees, Sponsor

henneveltSponsor Beat Thief

Beat Thief, Sponsor

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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

Rickie Leiter, Publisher

The Rickie Report

P.O.Box 33423

Palm Beach Gardens, FL 33420

Rickie@therickiereport.com

561-537-0291

Special Raffle Fundraiser Event For Two Worthy Artists – Help Save Their Home!

For over 20 years, Anthony Burks and Trina Slade-Burks have supported Palm Beach County artists through their company ATB Fine Artists & Designers. They have curated and hosted art shows, giving emerging artists the opportunity to sell their works. The African Diaspora Exhibition at the Armory Art Center and later at Palm Beach State College brought large numbers of viewers from beyond this area. Their CONTINUUM Gallery was one of the highlights of Art Palm Beach/Art Synergy for the past two years.  The Rickie Report shares an opportunity for a WIN-WIN:  You get to choose which art-related raffle items you want to bid on.  The money raised helps the Burks family Save Their Home!  Attention Art Lovers:  This is an amazing opportunity to purchase fine art and fine crafts!  Read the details for this fundraiser at the Brewhouse Gallery on  Saturday, May 23rd.

 

 

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Save Our Home Fundraiser

For

Trina and Anthony Burks

Saturday, May 23, 2015

6:00 – 8:00 pm

The Brewhouse Gallery

720 Park Avenue   Lake Park,FL

 

The fundraiser will take place at The Brewhouse Gallery in Lake Park on Saturday, May 23. Artists are donating small artworks that will be raffled off that night, and donations will be accepted. In addition, AJ Brockman of Brewhouse Gallery will be donating a portion of the proceeds from that day. The public is encouraged to attend! There is no cover charge. Food, coffees, soft drinks and a wide variety of craft beers will be available for purchase. Live music begins at 8pm. Home made tacos and dips from Tacos don Pepe are on the menu!

 

 

Anthony and Trina Burks

Anthony and Trina Burks

 

 

 

You would be hard-pressed to find an artist in Palm Beach County that has not benefitted from the hard work of Trina and Anthony Burks. Unfortunately, the Burks family now needs our help. Due to a job loss and unexpected medical issues, they are now at risk of losing their family home.

 

Save Our Home!

Save Our Home!

 

 

By the end of May, they may have to leave the house which has served as their business office, studio, and home for many years. Artists have asked how they can help Trina and Anthony. Their friend Suzanne Redmond has decided to host a fundraiser for their benefit so that we can gather their friends and fellow artists together to show our support.

 

Trina Burks and Original Artwork

Trina Burks and Original Artwork

 

 

Anthony and Trina Burks, throughout their difficult journey, continue to work with emerging and established professional artists in our area.  From banner painting on Clematis Street, to hosting Artists Lunches and Lectures (which bring professionals in the business and legal world together with artists), they continue to give of themselves.  Tonight is the Opening Night of their collaboration with Barbara Cheives.   

 

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Both Trina and Anthony’s artwork will be available for purchase at Kimono Show.

 

 

"Kimono Doll" by Trina Burkes

“Kimono Doll” Mixed Media by Trina Burkes

 

 

"Rhino" Painting on Wood by Anthony Burks

“Rhino” Painting on Wood by Anthony Burks

 

 Anthony Burks also provides graphic design services for artists, designing their postcards, flyers, logos, and business cards.

 

Anthony Burks working on a painting

Anthony Burks working on a painting

 

 

How Does This Raffle Work?

 

You purchase as many raffle tickets as you want.  Place  tickets in the container in front of the art object you want to win. Place as many tickets as you want in each container. The more tickets you place in any one container, the better your chances are of winning! 

 

"Endangered" by Anthony Burks

“Endangered” by Anthony Burks

 

Brewhouse has coffee, drinks, and now is offering food from  Live music will start at 8:00, so stay and enjoy the band.

If you’d like to donate art items for the raffle, contact Suzanne Redmond at 561-801-6952

 

Here is where Anthony has his artwork now:

Cultural Council
Kimono Show
The Brewhouse Gallery
Creme de la Creme (Northwood)

You can also see his scarves at: http://www.atbfineartists.com/

and his paintings at: http://www.anthonyburkscollection.com/

 

 

 

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

Rickie Leiter, Publisher

The Rickie Report

P.O.Box 33423

Palm Beach Gardens, FL 33420

Rickie@therickiereport.com

561-537-0291

Aya Fiber Studio Announces New Dyehouse Studio Space, Workshops, Classes and Great Gift Ideas

The Aya Fiber Studio in Port Salerno Florida is happy to announce their new Dyehouse Studio Space!  Located in the Fish House Art Center, the Aya Fiber Studio Dyehouse will offer classes and workshops for all levels of instruction and ability in the fiber arts, sewing, dyeing, silk screening, marbling, silk painting, shibori, natural dyeing, surface design and indigo dyeing.  The Rickie Report shares some fabulous photos and reminds everyone that the first Indigo Workshop begins May 11th!  What a great Mother’s Day, Graduation Day, Father’s Day or ANY DAY gift idea!  Get a group of friends together or come and join the group.  We know this is a friendly atmosphere with all the tools you will need.  If you are looking for something ready-made, stop in!

 

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Aya Fiber Studio

FISH House Art Center

4745 SE Desoto Ave

Port Salerno, Florida 34997

 

STUDIO and BOUTIQUE OPEN: Tuesday- Saturday

 

and by appointment: 336-693-4606

 

Suzanne Connors tells The Rickie Report, “My work is inspired by my life in south Florida and my times living in the Caribbean islands. I am drawn to the colors of a setting sun and the Indigo blues of the sky and the sea.”

 

 

Workshops on specific techniques will be held weekly and monthly for all ages and all levels from absolute beginners to experienced craftspeople looking to hone their skills. Teachers and speakers will include local artists as well as experienced “visiting artists” from the Fiber world!

 

In addition you can rent studio space by the hour, day, week or month to practice your new skills. It is a great opportunity to create in an intimate fully furnished waterfront studio environment in South Florida!

Results from a Workshop at Aya Fiber Studio

Results from a Workshop at Aya Fiber Studio

WORKSHOPS

Indigo Workshops: May 11, June 8, July 13, Aug 3
Intro to Stitching two day workshops: June 14-15, July 19-20, Aug 9-10
Marbling on Silk workshop: May 17, 2015
***Thursday Mornings @ Aya Fiber Studio- beginning May 21, 2015 ( 1st session: ICE DYEING)

***Each Thursday Suzanne will lead an Open Studio Session presenting different techniques.  

 

REGISTER TODAY: http://www.ayafiberstudio.com/indigo-workshops/

 

 

 

Recently Dyed Fabrics Drying

Recently Dyed Fabrics Drying

MARK YOUR CALENDARS:

STUDIO GRAND OPENING RECEPTION

FRIDAY, JUNE 12, 2015

Many fabrics to choose from

Many hand dyed fabrics to choose from

 

Studio equipped with:

  • sewing machines
  • serger
  • large cutting and work tables
  • irons/ironing boards
  • dress forms
  • wet area with sinks
  • dye equipment
  • drying rack and indoor lines
  • silk and batik frames
  • steamer
  • 4 harness Leclerc floor loom
  • Tapestry Loom
  • Marbling equipment
  • Reference library
  • Computer and printer
  • Wi-fi also available.

 

WHAT DO YOU WANT TO MAKE TODAY?

 

 

 

Beautifully Hand Dyed Shawl

Beautifully Hand Dyed Shawl

 

Suzanne goes on to share, “What I love about fiber art is the surprise element – the mixture of the fabric, the dye and the resist create different combinations of results that are only revealed at the final step. The magic when the freshly dyed indigo comes out of the vat and turns from green to blue right before your eyes! It is always a surprise when I unwrap a freshly dyed piece of fabric! I currently specialize in Shibori and Batik. For me, these art forms are an excuse to use vibrant colors and simple shapes to produce designs, without having to worry too much about the details –just as in life, there are no “mistakes” with fiber, and everything is always subject to change. The imperfections are all part of the creative process. I typically use African Adinka symbols as inspirations in my batik prints and create my own stamps.  I am always learning new techniques and experimenting with them. Every piece created is a unique one of a kind original!”

 

For more information please contact Suzanne Connors at:(336) 693-4606 or visit www.ayafiberstudio.com

 

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

Rickie Leiter, Publisher

The Rickie Report

P.O.Box 33423

Palm Beach Gardens, FL 33420

Rickie@therickiereport.com

561-537-0291