The Rickie Report is pleased to announce that FAU, Jupiter Campus, is inviting the public to a reception to meet artist, John Rachell. This is not only an exhibit about lush and wonderful art. Having suffered two strokes, John’s perseverance to continue to paint is inspiring. We urge you to meet John and see his “symphony of colors and shapes”. The public reception takes place at FAU’s John D. MacArthur Campus and will showcase John’s newest exhibit, “Le Grand Jardin”. More details are in this article.
“Le Grand Jardin”
Wednesday, November 20th
5:00 – 6:30 pm
John D. MacArthur Campus
Student Resources Atrium
5353 Parkside Drive Jupiter, FL
FAU, Jupiter Campus, will showcase a selection of oil paintings by community based artist, John Rachell. The public is welcome to view the exhibit Monday through Friday 9 am through 10 pm and Saturday and Sunday from 9 am through 7 pm. The public is invited to a reception to meet the artist on Wednesday, November 20th from 5 – 6:30 pm.
John Rachell attended Polk Junior College (Winter Haven, Florida), Palm Beach Junior College (Lake Worth, Florida, A.A. 1974) and The School of the Art Institute of Chicago, Illinois (B.F.A. 1977). An accomplished artist, John has exhibited his sculpture and paintings in group and individual shows around the United States.
“Le Grand Jardin” depicts lush tropical scenery in a series of large oil paintings. John Rachell is a prolific painter. His artistry has not been diminished, even after suffering two strokes which left him paralyzed on his right side. John states, “Life is so marvelous that no matter what the limitations are, you can expand the manifestations of the spirit.”
John shares, ” In the Grand Scheme of life intellect, emotion, desire and pursuits are but threads of the fabric of life. I become the conductor directing a symphony of colors and shapes that weave the fabric that represents my life as an artist. May our symphonies nourish our spirit now and forever.”
Physical therapy three times a week is not enough for John. He tells us, “My therapy tool is a brush”. An artist by trade, John took stock of his strengths. John returned to his passion of painting, teaching himself to paint with his non-dominant hand, which had not been affected by the stroke.
John’s work is currently being shown at OSGS (Northwood), Bruce Webber Gallery (Lake Worth), Ford Fine Art (Delray Beach), the William Wright Collection (Lake Worth) and The White Penguin (Tequesta).
The Rickie Report urges you to visit John’s website. Not only will you see his contemporary sculptures, drawings and other artwork, but you can view a video of him teaching himself new techniques to enable him to continue his passion of creativity. www.johnrachell.com
To view video please visit: http://smu.gs/1cE3DVp John is available to speak and give a demonstration at local art group meetings. The Rickie Report suggests you contact him now for your program.
For more information about this reception and exhibit, please contact Kathryn Yates at firstname.lastname@example.org or 561-799-8105.