Artwork Of Anita Lovitt And James Rabidoux Is Featured At “Opposites” Exhibit At Delray Beach Public Library

The Delray Public Library invites you to “Opposites”, an exhibition in their Art Series, 2017.  There will be a Free Public Reception on Friday, April 14th to meet artists Anita Lovitt and James Rabidoux.  This exhibit is available now through April 29th and will bring you truly varied elements of creativity!   The Rickie Report shares the details and some sneak peeks.  

 

 

 

 

2nd Floor Gallery

100 E. Atlantic Avenue    Delray Beach, FL

 

 

“O   P   P   O   S   I   T   E   S”

 

Featuring the Artwork of

Anita  Lovitt    &   James  Rabidoux

PUBLIC  RECEPTION

Friday, April 14th

3:00 – 4:30 pm

 

ANITA  LOVITT:

 

“Everglades” by Anita Lovitt

 

 

Anita Lovitt is an award-winning painter, illustrator, designer, teacher and collaborative artist.  She tells The Rickie Report, “My theme for this exhibition is “The Solace of Nature.”  Graduating from Philadelphia College of Art (now University of the Arts) with top honors and a degree in Illustration, Anita also studied with some legendary teachers (Milton Glaser at School of Visual Arts in New York, Charles Reid, and Robert Beverly Hale at the Art Students League in New York City). Her award-winning illustrations, paintings and designs have appeared in children’s books, greeting cards, surface designs and graphic designs for the home and gift industry.

 

 

“Transcendence” by Anita Lovitt

 

 

In 2006 Anita worked with a team of counselors to produce a series of illustrative legacy quilts for Project Hope to document the impact of Hurricane Wilma on local communities. She is the creator of the large “Dancing Pineapples Mural” which graces the entrance to Pineapple Grove in downtown Delray Beach, as well as numerous private and public commissions.  Anita has taught drawing and painting for many years, and is also a talented digital artist. Her favorite medium, however, is watercolor.

 

 

“Gray Sunrise” by Anita Lovitt

 

 

 

 

Anita Lovitt may be reached at: lovittland@gmail.com  

To see more of Anita’s artwork and about her classes:  anitalovitt.com

 

 

 

JAMES  RABIDOUX:

 

“Food” by James Rabidoux

 

“Love You Too” by James Rabidoux

 

“Sky” by James Rabidoux

James Rabidoux may be reached at: jamesrabidoux.artist@gmail.com

To see more of James’ artwork: www.facebook.com/jimrabidoux

 

 

 

 

 

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Delray Art League Announces Events For November, Including Free Exhibits

The Delray Art League’s members are involved in numerous exhibits in the area!  Don’t miss their “Still Life Exhibit”, The “Arts Garage Exhibit”,  The “Autumn Showcase Exhibit” and “Artists in The Park”.  The Rickie Report shares the details and urges artists who are interested in a busy networking organization to get involved!

 

 

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FINE ART EXHIBITS

DELRAY ART LEAGUE

“STILL LIFE EXHIBIT”

 

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(BY JACQUELINE MEDERIOS)

November 4th thru January 9th
At Greater Delray Beach Chamber of Commerce

140 NE 1st Street
Delray Beach, Florida
Hours: Monday – Friday, 8:00am to 5:00pm Admission is free.

DELRAY ART LEAGUE

“VISUAL ARTS OF DELRAY EXHIBIT”

 

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(by Colleen Bruno)

Now thru November 26th

At The Gallery at the Arts Garage

94 NE 2nd Ave, Delray Beach, FL 33444
Monday, October 3rd, 2016 to Saturday November 26th, 2016

Hours: Monday – Friday, 10:00am to 6:00pm & Saturday afternoons

Admission is free

 

DELRAY ART LEAGUE

“AUTUMN SHOWCASE EXHIBIT”

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(by Reed Dixon)

Now thru December 2nd
At Delray Beach City Hall Gallery

100 NW First Avenue
Delray Beach, Florida
Hours: Monday – Friday, 8:00am to 5:00pm

Admission is free.

“ARTISTS IN THE PARK”

2016 FALL SCHEDULE

 

 

 

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Delray Art League “Artists in the Park” Fine Art Exhibitions

Award winning Artists offer a variety of original art, sculpture, photography and more. A portion of all sales are donated to an Art Education Fund to promote the development of the visual arts in the community.

Outdoor Show Schedule: 10:00 AM – 4:30 PM

 

2016:

Nov. 12 & 13   Veterans Park

Nov. 19 & 20   Veterans Park

Nov. 26 & 27   Veterans Park

For additional information or to sign up for our mailing list, please visit:

www.delrayartleague.com

 

 

 

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“ARTS GARAGE EXHIBIT”

 

 

Kathy Spalutto, Colleen Bruno, Lynn Doyal and Deb LaFogg Doherty have graciously donated artwork to be auctioned at the Arts Garage Tribute Gala being held November 11th at Arts Garage honoring Chuck Halberg and Bob Schmier.
 
  

Bob Birkenes is having a solo exhibit for his latest series, “Fantasies in Space” now through November 5, 2016 at the Cultural Council of Palm Beach County 601 Lake Avenue Lake Worth, FL 33460

 

Deborah LaFogg Docherty’s “Flying Tiger” of Everglades National Park, FL has been accepted into The Nation’s Most Spectacular National Parks Exhibit opening to the public now through December 31st, 2016.

Joe Marcou will have about 15 paintings in a solo show now through December in the Whole Foods Gallery on state Road 7 in Wellington.

 

Romaine Kaufman has a solo show at the Boca Raton Library on Spanish River until November 19th.

Join us:

CATEGORIES FOR MEMBERSHIP:

  •  Exhibiting Member $40.00 annually
  •  Family members (exhibiting} $50.00 annually
  •  Friend membership (non-exhibiting) $20.00 annually

To become a Delray Art League exhibiting member, you must submit three pieces of your original artwork at one of our monthly general meetings. Artwork should be presented to the Jurying Committee between 6:15 and 6:30 p.m. before the start of the General Meeting at 7:00 p.m. Next meeting is scheduled for October 10th, 2016.

Accepted Artwork: 2 D and 3 D Visual Art

Not Accepted: Crafts or commercially reproduced artwork (except fine art photography/digital). Decision is subject to the discretion of the Jurying Committee, with final determination by the Board of Directors.

Art should be signed by the artist and ready for hanging. Art done on paper should be matted and framed with Plexiglas (no glass). Canvas must be framed or gallery wrapped (no staples showing) with sides painted.

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For additional information visit us at:

www.delrayartleague.com

Thank you to our Sponsor

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Elfrida Schragen Shares “Potpourri” of Paintings At Delray Beach Public Library

Elfrida Schragen‘s original oil paintings are vibrant!  Her “en plein air” style shows us a glimpse of the actual moments, as she captures the atmosphere as well as the subject matter, in time. For inspiration for these particular landscapes, Elfrida draws from her two homes, one in Delray Beach in the USA, and the other in Victoria, BC in Canada – two oceans, different flora and fauna, and flat land verses mountainous terrain. Her portraits are inspired by models and friends and they catch an obvious likeness to her subjects.  You can see her artwork at the Delray Beach Public Library through January 22nd.  The Rickie Report shares the details about this Free Exhibit and some sneak peeks.

 

 

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Solo Exhibit:

“Potpourri”

 

 

 

Delray Beach Public Library

100 W Atlantic Ave, Delray Beach, FL 33444

Hours:

Mon – Wed: 9am – 8pm
Thurs. – Sat: 9am – 5pm

Exhibit runs from Now through January 22, 2016 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Bridge At Mounts Botanical Gardens” by Elfrida Schragen

 

 

 

These original oils painted by “Elfrida” are comprised of vibrant portraits, still life, and works created en ”Plein Air” (a style of painting in the outdoors that aims to catch the atmosphere and general tone of a location in a short work time over one or two sessions). For inspiration for these particular landscapes, Elfrida draws from her two homes, one in Delray Beach in the USA, and the other in Victoria, BC in Canada – two oceans, different flora and fauna, and flat land verses mountainous terrain. Her portraits are inspired by models and friends and they catch an obvious likeness to her subjects.

 

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“Come Walk With Me” nay Elfrida Schragen

 

 

 

Elfrida was born in Canada into a family of artists where colour, and design were a constant dinner table subject of conversation. However she trained as a teacher and spent her professional life working with autistic, emotionally disturbed and handicapped children. Although she dabbled in art throughout her teaching career, taking the occasional course and participating in solo and group shows, it has been since her retirement that her art has really become defined. Her explorations include eight years of sculpture, five years working with pastels and finally settling into oil painting as her medium of choice.

 

 

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“Marina On Salt Spring Island, BC” by Elfrida Schragen

 

 

 

 

Elfrida Schragen has presented many SOLO shows and participated in group shows in Canada and the USA. Her paintings hang in the Americas and Europe. She enjoys painting portraits from life and photographs and is available for commissioned work. She tells The Rickie Report,” When there is that spark of life in a face, an original peaceful or intriguing design, or a certain play of color or shadow, I feel very excited about the challenge of capturing it on the canvas.”

 

 

For more information about Elfrida’s artwork please contact:

Elfrida Schragen
www.elfridasart.com
www.elfridasart.blogspot.ca
elfridaschragen@shaw.ca

561-865-5629 or 561-613-9837

 

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Delray Beach Public Library Features Solo Exhibit of John Bowen’s Artistry

The Delray Beach Public Library will feature 25 watercolors and 8 drawings by John Bowen.  John is an award winning watercolorist, author and illustrator, who was recently one of the artists featured in the “Star Spangled Heroes” Exhibit.  John’s award winning book “Eleven Months and Nineteen Days” tells about his tour in Vietnam as an Air Force Illustrator.  The Rickie Report shares details and some images, but knows from personal experience, that seeing these in person is the best way to appreciate John’s artistry.  The exhibit runs from May 3rd through June 26th.

 

JOHN BOWEN, WATERCOLORIST

SOLO Art Show

Delray Beach Public Library

May 3rd to June 26th, 2015

Hours: Mon. to Wed. – 9 am to 8 pm, Thurs. to Sat. – 9 am to 5 pm, Sun. – 1 pm to 5 pm.

100 W. Atlantic Avenue    Delray Beach, FL

SECOND FLOOR GALLERY

 

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John Bowen, an award winning watercolorist based in Florida will have a SOLO Art Show at the Delray Beach Public Library at 100 W. Atlantic Avenue, from May 3rd to June 26th, 2015. There will be 25 watercolor paintings, along with 8 prints of drawings from his illustrated book, “Eleven Months and Nineteen Days”. The Silver Medal awarded book is about his tour in Vietnam, as an Air Force Illustrator, in 1968. The Exhibition will be located on the second floor of the Library. The public is welcome during regular library hours.

 

 

 

"Dinner For Two" by John Bowen

“Dinner For Two” by John Bowen

 

John Bowen’s book, “Eleven Months and Nineteen Days” shares his experiences, some poignant as well as personal views and his illustrations during his deployment to Vietnam. Since leaving the service, John has worked as an advertising artist for the Miami Herald and the Sun-Sentinel. He recently retired from the Sentinel in 2009. John has been traveling around Florida, presenting watercolor demonstrations to organizations and groups.

 

 

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“Eleven Months and Nineteen Days” by John Bowen

 

John commanded the Base Graphics Shop on a Sac Base in Texas. Two years later, he received his orders to run a Headquarters Graphics Shop for the 834th Air Division, at Tan Son Nhut Air Base in South Vietnam.

 

"Keys Nightlights" by John Bowen

“Keys Nightlights” by John Bowen

 

In addition to writing his book, John continues to create magical watercolors, capturing landscapes, seascapes, street scenes and every day life. His watercolors are best sellers at Vizcaya, in Miami. He is their premier artist, whose works show various scenes inside and outside this national treasure.

 

"Vizcaya Courtyard" by John Bowen

“Vizcaya Courtyard” by John Bowen

 

 

Many of John’s drawings are displayed at the U.S.A.F. Academy in Colorado. John is a Signature Member of the Goldcoast Watercolor Society and the Florida Watercolor Society. His works have been showcased in national publications and displayed in public venues, museums and galleries.

 

 

 

"Antique Car" by John Bowen

“Antique Car” by John Bowen

 

 

For more information about John, please visit: www.johnbowenwatercolorist.com or email john@johnbownwatercolorist.com

 

 

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

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

 

 

 

Sue Lynch

SOLO Exhibit:

 

“Favorite Places: Europe and Delray”

Delray Beach Public Library, 2nd floor

 100 W Atlantic Ave  Delray Beach, FL

 

Public Reception  and Meet the Artist

 Saturday, April 19th     3-5 pm

Exhibit continues through June 14th

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

 

 

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

 

 

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

 

 

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

 

 

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

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

 

 

 

 

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