Photography Exhibition, “Divergent Visions” Features Area Artists With International And National Acclaim

“Divergent Visions”, a photographic exhibition will run May 20, 2017 – June 14, 2017 at Ludwig Framemakers in Wilton Manors, FL. The public is invited to the free Artists’ Reception on Saturday, May 20th. The exhibit features four area artists from the Boca Raton Museum of Art – The Art School: Kent Burkhardsmeier; Karen Hanley Colbert; Dale Kirk as well as curator and instructor, Allan Pierce. These fine art photographers are internationally and nationally acclaimed award winners, some of whom have had their work published.  Their photography can be found in public and private collections world wide. The Rickie Report shares the details and some sneak peeks.

 

 

(954) 306-3138

2420 Wilton Drive    Wilton Manors, FL 33305

 

 

P R E S E N T S:

 

“DIVERGENT    VISIONS”

PHOTOGRAPHIC  EXHIBITION

 

Curated by Allan Pierce

Featuring:

Kent Burkhardsmeier

Karen Hanley Colbert

Dale Kirk

Allan Pierce

 

PUBLIC ARTISTS’ RECEPTION:

 

Saturday, May 20th

 

6 – 8:30 pm

Catered by Palate Party and Rumors

Exhibition Is Available May 20 – June 14, 2017

Gallery Hours are Tuesday – Saturday 11am-7pm or by appointment.

For more information contact Marquie Kloppenburg (954-306-3138)

 

 

 

 

ABOUT   THE   ARTISTS:

 

 

Kent Burkhardsmeier

www.KJBImages.com      kent@kjbimages.com
954 614 9720

 

 

Kent Burkhardsmeier “Intriguing Beginnings”

 

 

 

Kent Burkhardsmeier’s work explores the transition between fog and nature – offering a tempting glimpse beyond. Kent pursues familiar places with a curious fascination to uncover hidden gems in his photographs – like seeing into the veil of fog. A resident of Deerfield Beach, his photography has been shown throughout South Florida (Palm Beach Photographic Centre, Crest Galleries, Boca Raton Museum School, and Broward Art Guild Galleries) and internationally (UNEAC Santiago de Cuba). Kent’s project, “Cinco Hojas: The Experience of a Cuban Cigar, in Cuba” was published by LensWork Publishing as the lead series in the book “Seeing in SIXES.” His work has been recognized internationally (International Photography Awards – Family of Man, Black & White Spider Awards, International Color Awards,) and locally.

 

 

 

Karen Hanley Colbert

www.karenhcolbert.com     khcolbertm@comcast.net

561 927 7433

 

“Seagulls At Dawn” by Karen Hanley Colbert

Karen Hanley Colbert’s work depicts how she blends her work with the many activities that can be found at the beach. The beach entices her into the escapism of sheer play or sometimes early in the mornings, the stillness of elusive dreams. She lets her camera catch the freedom that is the beach. A resident of Delray Beach Karen is an internationally published and award-winning photographer. Her work has gained broad recognition in magazines and competitions including Black & White Magazine, Artblend Magazine and the Fine Art Photography Awards (FAPA-London, UK); PX3 Prix De La Photographie Paris (PX3); International Color Awards and the Black & White Spider Awards. In South Florida, her images have been exhibited at Palm Beach International Airport; Palm Beach Photographic Museum; Cultural Council of Palm Beach County; Cornell Museum; Old School Square Gallery; Boca Raton Museum of Art; Artblend, ArtServe and Broward Art Guild Galleries and in Art Basel. Her pieces can be found in both commercial and private collections. 

 

 

 

Dale Kirk

dalekirkphotography.com        dalekirk@mac.com
 561-358-2450

“Grand To Be Central” by Dale Kirk

Dale Kirk’s work comes from her walks on the streets of New York. She is not alone… every step of the way is a memory of her father whispering stories reminiscent of his life there. To achieve that feeling of timelessness and energy, she captures movements, which emphasize the passage of time. This temporality satisfies her longing for him, and somehow, she can keep him alive, if only in spirit.  A resident of Boynton Beach, Dale’s work has been shown throughout South Florida (Palm Beach Photographic Centre, Boca Raton Museum School, Broward Art Guild Galleries, Palm Beach Art). In addition, her work has been auctioned several times for Bethesda Hospital. Her love for photography developed from her father’s attraction for the art. “I remember watching him tinkering with cameras and compositions and felt like my Dad was most at peace when he was looking through the lens”. Dale’s career began 30 years ago with a family portrait studio in her home and has now evolved to capturing landscapes and still life. 

 

 

Allan Pierce

AllanPierce.com     allanpierce@me.com

954.253.9185

 

“Looking Out” by Allan Pierce

Curator, Allan Pierce’s work approaches portraiture, by capturing the inner life of a person in unguarded moments and not the “flattering, air-brushed” conformity that’s so prevalent in studio photography. He is especially excited by the limitless range of natural lighting situations rather than the forced predictability and blandness that result from getting mired in technique. The work in this exhibit reflects his ongoing theme of dealing with barriers and looking out of windows.  Allan lives in Fort Lauderdale and from his earliest childhood as an avid theater-goer, he has been consumed with the interactions of people, their emotional masks and subtexts and the environments and situations that define their lives. He studied theater, taught English and drama and directed plays (both traditional and experimental).  Observing humanity continues to be a consuming passion and a similar perspective pervades his photography. He has exhibited his work at the Soho Photo Gallery in New York City, Georgia State University in Atlanta and University of Miami, Florida International University, the Boca Museum of Art, the Chris Lopez Gallery, World and Eye Arts Center, and the Artists’ Guild Gallery in Delray Beach. He currently teaches photography at the Boca Raton Museum of Art – The Art School and conducts workshops throughout Florida. 

 

 

 

 

 
About Boca Raton Museum of Art:

Dedicated to excellence in all its endeavors, through its collections, exhibitions, and educational opportunities. The Museum values cultural, artistic, and intellectual diversity and accommodates a wide range of experiences and learning styles. It welcomes new and broader constituencies, encouraging a heightened public understanding and appreciation of the visual world.

For more information about exhibits, classes, workshops:

 www.bocamuseum.org

www.bocamuseum.org/theartschool

 

 

About Ludwig Framemakers:

Established in 1975, Ludwig Framemakers has been a cornerstone of the wholesale picture framing industry throughout South Florida, providing art and framing services to interior designers, galleries, artists, corporate, hospitality and residential clients.

 

Ludwig Framemakers    Superior Custom Framing for Art, Mirrors, and More

(954) 306-3138   2420 Wilton Drive    Wilton Manors, FL 33305

Hours: Monday – Thursday 8:30 PM – 5:00 PM Friday 8:30 AM – 3:00 PM  Saturday by Appointment Only

www.ludwigframemakers.com

 

 

 

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“Artist As Entrepreneur Institute” Offers Informational Meeting At Armory Art Center In Palm Beach County

In addition to The Broward County Cultural Division‘s grant making activities, they design and convene training programs and workshops for our area’s cultural not-for-profit organizations and local artists: including visual artists, musical arts, composers, media, theater art, and performing arts.   The Rickie Report shares the details and reminds artists that to succeed, you must have business plan!   To date, more than 680 South Florida artists have graduated from the Institute.  An informational session takes place at the Armory Art Center on Monday, April 10th in the evening.  This is an opportunity for artists to learn more about the upcoming Artist as an Entrepreneur Institute (AEI) and the various services the Broward Cultural Division offers to artists in the region, including funding, professional development and networking opportunities. Make your reservation for this FREE overview now!

 

 

 

 

 

Armory Art Center

1700 Parker Avenue, West Palm Beach, FL 33401

 

 

The  ARMORY  ART  CENTER  

 

INVITES  YOU TO:

 

AN OVERVIEW OF

 

Artist as an Entrepreneur Institute

(AEI)

 

 

 

 

 

Monday, April 10, 2017

5:30  – 6:30 PM

 

Armory Art Center

1700 Parker Avenue, West Palm Beach, FL 33401

In the Armory Library

 

This event is Free

Artists residing in ANY County are welcome to attend!

Please RSVP with EventBrite: http://bit.ly/2mg1qpo

 

 

 

 

Broward Cultural Division is a local arts agency, one of thousands across the U.S. providing financial, technical and marketing assistance to artists and arts organizations.  Artist as an Entrepreneur Institute (AEI) is a course of study designed to assist individual artists, of all disciplines (visual, musicians, writers, media, theater, performing arts), by cultivating and advancing their business skills, and helping them to strengthen their operating infrastructure and expand their business. 

 

 

AEI will be presented from 9 AM – 6 PM on June 3, 10 & 17 and the Business Plan Clinic and Workshop on June 24th, 9 AM – 2 PM., and will offer a curriculum of 20 different class modules over the four Saturdays. The program will be presented at ArtServe, 1350 E. Sunrise Blvd. in Fort Lauderdale. The program is designed to help the artist community better understand their enterprise and markets, and strengthen the vitality of the larger urban arts and culture sector.

 

 

 

 

 

The 2017 Artist as an Entrepreneur Institute (AEI) program page: http://bit.ly/1nufepY

See also background on the AEI by the Miami Herald: http://bit.ly/2012Herald

 

 

For more information about the Armory Art Center meeting contact:

Jeanne Martin, Director of Communications & Marketing

Armory Art Center, (561) 832-1776 ex. 104

 jeanne.martin@armoryart.org

 

 

For more information about The Broward County Cultural Division:

James Shermer, Grants Administrator
Broward County Cultural Division
100 South Andrews Avenue, 6th Floor
Fort Lauderdale, FL 33301-1829
jshermer@broward.org
954-357-7502 Desk      954-357-5769 Fax
954-790-2190 Cell
www.broward.org/arts

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Coral Springs Museum Of Art Features “From OP To POP” With Stanford Slutsky

The Board of Directors of the Coral Springs Museum of Art invites the public to an Artist Reception honoring Stanford Slutsky on Thursday, March 23rd.  After 30 years focusing on and perfecting his Op Art and geometric art techniques, Stanford Slutsky moved into this new territory of Pop Art. Combining the depth of his artistic knowledge with his life long journey with food and eating food, he creates giant size realistic sculptures that are one-of- a- kind larger than life food items with the emphasis on sweet things.  The Rickie Report shares the details and some sneak peeks.  This exhibition continues through May 20, 2017.

 

 

 

 

 

 

Coral Springs Museum of Art
2855 Coral Springs Drive   Coral Springs, Fl 33065
(954)340-5000
www.coralspringsmuseum.org

 

 

 

 

The Board of Directors of the
Coral Springs Museum of Art

 

invites you to an artist reception honoring

 

STANFORD SLUTSKY

“From OP to POP”

Thursday, March 23rd, 2017

6:30pm

Celebration Includes

Light hors d’oeuvres & wine bar
Complimentary Admission

Exhibition runs through May 20, 2017

 

 

 

 

After 30 years focusing on and perfecting his Op Art, short for optical illusion art and geometric art techniques, Stanford Slutsky moved into this new territory of Pop Art as he recalled driving a Good Humor Ice cream Truck in the summer of 1957. Combining the depth of his artistic knowledge with his life long journey with food and eating food, he creates giant size realistic sculptures that are one- of- a- kind larger than life food items with the emphasis on sweet things.

 

Bigger than life-size food sculptures by Stanford Slutsky

 

The American Artist and Sculptor was born in 1941  in Pittsburgh, PA.  Now residing in Boynton beach, FL, he tells The Rickie Report, “When I was a child, there was something about the illusions magicians created that captured my imagination. I want that same vivid sense of illusions to be central in all of my artwork. Today, all of my new works of food are creations of colorful, playful and appetizing-yet calorie free”.

 

“Four Spheres” by Stanford Slutsky

 

 

At a young age, Slutsky unearthed clay to made sculptures. In High school he won many awards in jewelry design and creation.  He moved to Florida 34 years ago where he became a full time working and professional artist. These past years he has had numerous SOLO exhibits including the  Young at Art Museum in Davie, Fl, Coral Springs Museum of Art, The Fort Lauderdale Museum of Art, The Fort Lauderdale Art Institute,  and Nathan D. Rosen Museum.

 

 

“Radiance” by Stanford Slutsky

 

“Math, admits Slutsky, wasn’t exactly my best subject in high school”.  But since embracing his fascination, a wide variety of geometric-inspired artwork appears to pop off the canvas. “I am a geometric abstract, optical illusion artist,” he explains. “My work creates the illusion of movement and three-dimensionality. Some shapes of color may seem to advance and then recede and others appear to pulsate in waves.”

 

“Round Candy Box” by Stanford Slutsky

 

 

When you bring the art work of Stanford Slutsky to your home or office, you automatically invite joy and whimsy to your walls and space! His artwork is precise yet spontaneous. His perceptions of the world will bring a smile to your heart and engage all of your visitors. Mr. Slutsky’s pieces are original one of a kind optical illusion acrylic on canvas and his food sculptures are larger than life with the emphasis on sweet things. Slutsky says, ”  I am chasing the sweet things in life.”

“Candy Dots on Paper” by Stanford Slutsky

 

 

 

 

For more information about this exhibition or Stanford’s artwork:

 

www.stanfordslutsky.com

mr-food@att.net

561-865-1285

 

“Taffy Apples” by Stanford Slutsky

 

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13th Annual Coral Springs Festival Of Arts and Crafts Returns March 18 – 19

A celebration of every medium of art is taking place March 18 – 19 during the 13th Annual Coral Springs Festival of the Arts and Crafts. Held in conjunction with the Coral Springs Art Festival Committee and the City of Coral Springs, the Festival of the Arts and Crafts features life-size sculptures, spectacular paintings, one-of-a-kind jewels, photography, ceramics, and more during the free, outdoor event. This Howard Alan produced Festival also includes a separate Craft Festival with a full Green Market as well as live cultural entertainment.  The Rickie Report shares the details and some sneak peeks!

 

 

 

 

 

 

13th Annual

Coral Springs Festival of the Arts and Crafts

Saturday, March 18 and Sunday, March 19

 

10 am to 5 pm

The Walk of Coral Springs

Navigational Address: 2874 N. University Drive, FL 33065

Free and open to the public

 

Coral Springs Festival of the Arts and Crafts

 

Presented by Howard Alan Events (HAE), producer of the nation’s finest juried art shows, and American Craft Endeavors, the 13th Annual Coral Springs Festival of the Arts and Crafts represents original artwork, handmade in America and selected by an independent panel of expert judges from hundreds of applicants. HAE’s careful vetting process also ensures a wide array of mediums and price ranges will be offered during the Festival. Visitors will have the chance to meet with the artists and artisans and discover the process and inspiration behind each handmade piece. Family friendly, the outdoor event also welcomes friendly pets on leashes.

 

 

 

Debra Baraoidan’s mixed-media mosaic “Barnacle Turtles”

 

 

FESTIVAL AT-A-GLANCE:

• Juried, first-class outdoor art gallery showcasing local and national artists
• Vetted, affordable craft items
• Original handmade artwork
• More than 150 artists and artisans from 30 different states
• Artists hand-selected by independent panel of expert judges from hundreds of applicants
• All artists on site for duration of festival
• Vast array of artistic media including paintings, sculptures, photography, ceramics, glass, wood, handmade jewelry, collage, mixed media
• Craft festival featuring greenmarket
• Pets on leashes welcome
• Free parking and live entertainment

 

Antwan Ramar’s “Glistening River”


 

 

About Howard Alan Events, Inc.:
Howard Alan Events, Florida-based company, produces the nation’s top juried art and craft shows. Ranked among the Top 100 Art Fairs in the Country by Sunshine Artist Magazine, the 33-years established company has overseen art festivals in such noted cities as Alexandria, VA; Aspen, CO; Sarasota, FL; Fort Lauderdale, FL and 40 other destination markets in the nation.

 

 

About American Craft Endeavors:
American Craft Endeavors (ACE) produces some of the nation’s most exciting high-end juried craft shows in many of Florida’s vibrant downtown areas and popular tourist destinations including the Downtown Dunedin Art and Craft Festivals (Dunedin, FL), the Siesta Fiesta Craft Festival (Sarasota, FL) and the Downtown Sarasota Craft Festivals (Sarasota, FL) among others. The group’s founders personally select unique, culture rich cities for their show locations providing a complete outdoor experience unmatched by other festivals.  All crafters are hand-selected from hundreds of applicants in order to ensure a superior event featuring diverse art media and the highest quality of original handmade crafts.

 

For additional information on the 13th Annual Coral Springs Festival of the Arts and Crafts and other Howard Alan Events art shows across the country, visit www.artfestival.com or call 561-746-6615.

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Las Olas Art Fair Part II Returns March 4th And 5th With Over 200 Artists From 30 States

The 29th Annual Las Olas Art Fair (Part 2) returns to Las Olas Boulevard March 4 – 5.  Over 200 national and international artists from over 30 states will display stunning creations during this free, two day juried showcase.  Presented by Howard Alan Events, producer of the nation’s top outdoor art festivals, Las Olas Art Fair is considered an annual tradition in South Florida.  Meet the artists, ask about techniques, commission a specific piece and discover the inspiration behind each magnificent creation. The Rickie Report shares the details.

 

 

 

 

 

 

29th Annual Las Olas Art Fair (Part II)

Saturday, March 4

Sunday, March 5

 10 am to 5 pm both days

Las Olas Boulevard, Fort Lauderdale
          

Navigational Address: 600 East Las Olas Boulevard, Fort Lauderdale

Free and open to the public

 

 

Join local residents and visitor as you peruse the outdoor gallery of over 200 artists representing 30 different states, countries and dozens of diverse mediums. They will line the center of Las Olas Boulevard. Sculpture, jewelry, woodwork, paintings, wearable art and more are displayed, gallery-style, for the enjoyment of art appreciators, collectors, shoppers and pedestrians alike. One of the signature art fairs in the country, demand by both artists and the patrons led Howard Alan Events to expand the showcase across multiple months.

 

 

EVENT AT-A-GLANCE:

• Juried, first-class outdoor art gallery showcasing local and national artists
• Original Artwork Handmade in America
• More than 200 artists from 30 different states
• Prices set to suit all budgets – ranging from as little as $25 to $40,000
• Artists hand-selected by independent panel of expert judges from hundreds of applicants
• All artists on site for duration of festival
• Vast array of artistic media including paintings, sculptures, photography, ceramics, glass, wood, handmade jewelry, collage, mixed media

 

 

About Howard Alan Events, Inc.:

Howard Alan Events, a Florida-based company, produces the nation’s top juried art and craft shows. Ranked among the Top 100 Art Fairs in the Country by Sunshine Artist Magazine, from Colorado to Florida, Howard Alan Events produces award winning arts and craft festivals in 40 different locations each year.  

For additional information on the 29th Annual Las Olas Art Fair and other Howard Alan Events art and craft shows across the country, visit www.artfestival.com or call 561-746-6615.

 

 

 

 

 

 

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ArtServe Offers “Beyond Small Abstracts” Workshop Featuring Award Winning Artist, Lois Perdue March 13

Learn how to create your own bold, vibrant abstracts in Lois Perdue’s popular “Beyond Small Abstracts” workshop on Monday, March 13th.   Lois will instruct students on how to begin an abstract painting, how to expand smaller works to larger paintings and how to incorporate a variety of intriguing textures and techniques onto Yupo paper.  The workshop will be held at ArtServe.  The Rickie Report shares the details of how to register and some sneak peeks of Lois’ award winning artwork.

 

1350 E. Sunrise Blvd.,     Ft. Lauderdale, 33304 

 

 

ArtServe Presents:

LOIS  PERDUE

“Beyond  Small Abstracts”  Workshop

Monday, March 13, 2017

10 am – 2 pm

Class size is limited so please register before Wednesday, March 8th.

To Register:  

Email Lois: runner12@bellsouth.net

 

 

Workshop takes place at

ArtServe

1350 E. Sunrise Blvd., Ft. Lauderdale, 33304

 

 

 

Lois Perdue at the easel

 

Learn how to create your own bold, vibrant abstracts in Lois Perdue’s popular “Beyond Small Abstracts” workshop.  She will be teaching new methods of applying textures.  Students of all stages are welcome to this workshop, as Lois will instruct you on how to begin an abstract painting, how to expand smaller works to larger paintings and how to incorporate a variety of intriguing textures and techniques onto Yupo paper!

 

“Mountain Climbing” by Lois Perdue, Acrylic on Watercolor Paper

 

Lois, who has lived in South Florida her entire life, has been recognized in National, State and Local juried art competitions.  Her colorful, abstract expressionist paintings have won many awards.   Lois regularly takes workshop classes with Nationally recognized artists who provide their expertise and enthusiasm for her to continue her passion for painting!

 

 

” Neptune’s Reef” by Lois Perdue, Mixed media on Yupo

 

 

Lois tells The Rickie Report, “After years of working in other creative fields, I discovered a passion for Abstract painting. I had briefly studied oil painting, sculpting and weaving, but entering that first abstract class was the beginning of an amazing journey. Here I could creatively use my energy, spontaneity and vision. I discovered this process is more than just painting reality. It is the opportunity to paint where nothing is ever “wrong” and there are no rules. I use feelings, fantasy and imagination combined with colors, shapes, materials, concepts and design to create my own way of expressing myself through Abstract Art”.

 

“Beach” by Lois Perdue, Mixed media on Yupo

 

 

Many of Lois’ abstract paintings begin on wood panel, watercolor paper or synthetic paper called Yupo with a textural layering to create dimension. She explains, “I apply thin washes of watercolor first and many translucent glazes as the under painting. Then I use bold, vibrant acrylics and inks along with the markings of calligraphy and brush strokes. Abstract Expressionism is a technique that is generally based on free and automatic “action painting”. As I begin to paint my experimental abstracts–sometimes intuitively, sometimes instinctively–I often approach the canvas with a mix of emotions. It is a very personal journey I take when I paint that hopefully, conveys a variety of emotions in viewers”.

 

” Moody Blues ” by Lois Perdue, Mixed media on Yupo

 

Lois is an active member of a number of art-related local, State and National art organizations including the Florida Watercolor Society, Gold Coast Watercolor Societies, Weston Art Guild, Plantation Art Guilds, National League of American Pen Women/Ft. Lauderdale Branch, International Society of Experimental Artists, ArtServe and 12 Voices, an organization of professional artists.

 

 

 

 

To see more of her artwork, please visit her website at: www.loisperdue.com.

For more information about the class and cost, please contact her directly at: runner12@bellsouth.net

 

 

 

 

 

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Gold Coast Watercolor Society Announces Three Workshops, Open To Everyone

The Gold Coast Watercolor Society  (GCWS) is a resource for artists, both new and experienced. GCWS offers Opportunities to learn, paint and sketch; Workshops taught by nationally recognized artists; An annual membership show; Juried shows in venues such as museums, galleries and local businesses; Paint-ins with live models; Lectures and demonstrations, showing “how it’s done” by selected artists; Non-juried group shows in local libraries and other public venues plus Plein air painting opportunities.  The Rickie Report shares the details of three workshops: Diane Nance (Getting a Handle on Color), Celia Buchanan ( Encaustic Mixed Media) and Laurin McCracken ( Painting Realism in Watercolor). These are open to non members and we urge you to network with this organization to further your techniques and achievements.

 

 

 

 

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Gold Coast Watercolor Society 

ArtServe

1350 Sunrise Blvd.     Fort Lauderdale, FL

 

 

Please Join Us!

Meetings are held
October through May
3rd Tuesday of each month 
7:00 p.m. at ArtServe

 

 

Three  Upcoming  W O R K S H O P S :

 

 

 

DIANE  NANCE,  NWS

 

FEBRUARY  22, 2017

 

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“GETTING A HANDLE  ON COLOR”

 

 

 

CELIA BUCHANAN

 

FEBRUARY 23, 2017

 

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“ENCAUSTIC  MIXED  MEDIA”

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

LAURIN  McCRACKEN, NWS, AWS

 

MARCH 20 – 23, 2017

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“PAINTING REALISM IN WATERCOLOR”

 

 

 

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For additional information contact Claudia Hafner at
membership@goldcoastwatercolor.com or visit: www.goldcoastwatercolor.com

 

 

 

 

 

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Vivid Arts App Offers Free Details For Three Florida Art Fairs And Festivals

Vivid Arts will offer a free App experience for three South Florida Events in January.  The culturally curious will now have the digital tools to enjoy Art Synergy at Art Palm Beach Week 2017, Continuum West Palm Beach and Art Fort Lauderdale with the upcoming update in the Vivid Arts iOS app.  The Rickie Report shares the details here.

 

 

 

 

 

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Discover | Share | Grow
Empowering The Culturally Curious Through Technology

 

 

Here’s the link: Vivid Arts on the App Store

 

 

Vivid Arts, a digital platform focused on growing the arts and culture community through a connected and unified platform, recently launched an update to their iOS app that integrates events and enhances the user experience. The updated ‘Live Events’ features will act as a digital tour guide and give users the info and tools to know what’s going on at each event. Users will be able to get Google Maps directions directly to the event, see each event’s show lineup as well as the event’s participating artists, and share their photos taken from the Vivid Arts app directly to social media or to their friends.

 

“We’re excited just to be part of these fantastic upcoming South Florida art events,” Edgar Garcia, Founder of Vivid Arts, said. “Vivid Arts is extremely proud to simplify the experience from start to finish for attendees.”

 

 

 

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  • Art Synergy at Art Palm Beach Week 2017 will produce more than 65 exhibitions throughout the nine Palm Beach County Art Districts in January 2017 during Art Palm Beach week. The nine art districts are: Antique Row, Artists Alley, Boynton Beach Art District, Lake Park and North Palm Beach Art District, Lake Worth Arts, Northwood Village, West Palm Beach, and Worth Ave.

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  • Continuum West Palm Beach’s mission is to collaborate different artistic disciplines while enhancing the community. This event will be located in CityPlace at the former Brookstone store and is in partnership with ArtPalmBeach and Art Synergy, produced by ATB Fine Artists & Designers LLC.

 

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  • Art Fort Lauderdale is a revolutionary art fair hosted at properties on the intracoastal waterways in Fort Lauderdale – incorporating a different approach to view, interact and purchase art. It will be an outlet that will give artists the opportunity to showcase their work whether they are independent or being represented by a gallery.

 

In addition, Vivid Arts is proud to announce it has brought on a Digital Advertising Specialist and a marketing intern to their team, Omer Usta and Deanna Campbell, respectively.  Mr. Usta has a B.A. in Business Administration from Yeditepe University in Istanbul  Turkey, and twelve years of work experience in digital marketing. Most recently, Omer has worked with the Turkish power comparison platform, Seçelektrik, and Ram Marketing Group in Coconut Creek, Fla.  Ms. Campbell has a B.A. in Marketing from Florida Atlantic University. She will take take on some project management and digital marketing responsibilities.

 

 

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Rickie Leiter, Publisher

Rickie@therickiereport.com   561-537-0291

17019 SW Sapri Way   Port St. Lucie, FL 34986

 

Don’t Miss Jennifer Love Gironda’s Five Year Retrospective, “Works Of heART”

In January, 2012, Jennifer Love Gironda made a commitment to making art every day.  She hasn’t missed a day since, creating well over 1100 works!  To celebrate this achievement, Her artwork will be exhibited as a five year Retrospective “Works of heART” taking place at the Sunrise Civic Center Gallery in Sunrise, FL.  The free Opening Reception takes place on Saturday, December 3rd.  The Rickie Report shares the details and some sneak peeks.

 

“W O R K S   of    heART”

Featuring 

Jennifer Love Gironda

Opening Reception:

Saturday, December 3rd

6:30 pm

 

 

Gallery Hours:

Tuesday and Friday   10 am – 5 pm

Wednesday and Thursday  Noon – 7pm

Saturday  10 am – 3 pm

Sunrise Civic Center Gallery

10610 W.Oakland Park Blvd.     Sunrise, FL 33351

954.747.4646

 

 

 

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Jen tells The Rickie Report, “Life is tough and full of negative truths. In my own life I have known poverty, instability and loss of loved ones. For me, making art fills up those dark places with light and love. My goal is to put some whimsy and light out into the world, a little of my heART.  I am inspired by the female face, by fashion, by flowing hair. I love color, and texture. My favorite artists include artists from history, such as Mucha, Klimt, Chagall, Kahlo, and Gruau. I’m also influenced by artists working today in a variety of genres, from the street art of Kailua, the altered books of Teesha Moore, the mixed media works of Sunny Carvalho, the textiles of Susan Sorrell and fashion illustrations.

 

 

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Jennifer Love Gironda , “May 27, 2015”

 

 

 

“The faces I create are an ongoing narrative of the happenings of a contemporary, quirky woman who is not afraid to be happy, sad, serious or downright silly. I depict her in a variety of moods, with stretched out limbs so that she can handle her daily adventures with grace. I always opt for an exaggerated eye to maximize her expression, which is often a state of wonder at the world around her.  I explore this character through diverse styles and a variety of media within monthly themes, creating a new piece each day. Often times I will include hints of my own daily happenings, such as places I am visiting or people that I am around. While my work is spontaneous, the way in which I work- daily art within monthly themes, is very structured and organized, which gives me a sense of calm”.

 

 

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Jennifer Love Gironda “January 25, 2013”

 

 

Jen also has a side passion called  ‘Angel Dropping’. She leaves small angel paintings for people to find, often in places where she feel folks could really use an angel, like in the recovery or loss section of the book store. “The thought of people finding these angels, or looking at my art and it making them smile feels my heart with joy and love…I put that back into making more work”.

 

 

 

 

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Jennifer Love Gironda “February 27, 2014”

 

 

 

“I grew up in North Carolina, where I lived pretty much my whole life except for a year in San Diego, California (…moved there on a whim…that’s a good story, too!) My husband and I came to Florida in 2009 so he could pursue a doctoral degree from Florida Atlantic University. He was hired as a professor at Nova Southeastern.  My formal training is from the School of Art and Design at East Carolina University in Greenville, NC. I received my BFA and MAEd from ECU, focusing on not only Art Education but also Textile studio. I have training in drawing, painting, ceramics, metals, and of course fibers. I feel in love with textiles my sophomore year of college when I was hand weaving a small tapestry…this led me to take five studios of weaving and also studios in Surface Design. Screen Printing, dye-work and hand embellishment/beadwork are my favorite textiles techniques but I always go back to my first loves, drawing and painting”.

 

 

 

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Jennifer Love Gironda, “Bee Hive”

 

 

 

 

Since earning my Master’s degree in 2009 I took time to focus on my teaching. I earned my National Board Teacher Certification in 2010 and became a successful grant writer to get materials and offer enriching experiences to my students. I currently teach high school art…and I love it! I am a member of the Palm Beach Art Educator’s Association and have been active on the Board of Directors for the Florida Art Educator’s Association. I’m also a contributor for Art Hive Magazine, where I write an article called, ‘Artin’ with the Muse’ and also work with Social Media.   When I am not teaching or working, I am making art…ALWAYS making art.  Maya Angelou said it best, “You can’t use up creativity. The more you use, the more you have.” I believe that whole-heartedly”.

 

 

 

For more information about Jennifer Love Gironda’s artwork: jenniferlovegironda.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

17019 SW Sapri Way  Port St. Lucie, FL 34986

Rickie@therickiereport.com

561-537-0291

 

Lauderdale-By-The-Sea Craft Festival Offers Laid Back Vibe While Shopping Fine Crafts, Meeting Artists

Lauderdale-By-The-Sea Craft Festival on October 8th and 9th gives a laid back beach vibe to your shopping experience. Howard Alan Events and the Kiwanis Club bring fine artists and skilled crafters from around the country to A1A and Commercial Blvd. Free admission makes this juried show accessible to everyone.  The Rickie Report introduces you to three of the exhibitors and shares the details about this show.

 

 

 

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Lauderdale-By-The-Sea Craft Festival

Saturday, October 8th, 2016
10:00am to 5:00pm

Sunday, October 9th, 2016
10:00am to 5:00pm

4400 N Ocean Dr in Lauderdale-By-The-Sea, FL

Free Admission

Support the Arts and the Local Community

 

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SPOTLIGHT   ON   THE   ARTISTS:

Barbie Pearson,  Photography
barbie.pearson@att.net

 

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Photo by Barbie Pearson

A native-born Floridian from Miami, Barbie grew up in Key Biscayne on the Matheson Estate, the historic Douglas Entrance and Coral Gables.  Barbie received her Master’s Degree in Education and certification in Gifted Education from Florida International University (FIU).   After college, Barbie pursued a teaching career.  This enabled her to travel during the summers to many exotic places and to share her photographs with students acquainting them with fascinating world cultures and teaching tolerance for other ways of life. She dreamed of joining the ranks of National Geographic, since their work had inspired a penchant for photography and life journaling.

 

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Photo by Barbie Pearson

 

 

Today, having recently retired from a 35-year teaching career, Barbie is now pursuing her other passion, photo art creating a fresh perspective. She enjoys a different way of looking at the everyday, the beauty and designs of nature, wildlife, oceans, doors, other cultures…capturing life’s art and nature’s beauty on the canvas that awaits us.  Cards, small matted prints, large matted prints, framed photo art and more are available for purchase at the Lauderdale by the Sea show or 

 

 

Mindy Gang, Jewelry

www.mindygangjewelry.com

 

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Handmade Jewelry by Mindy Gang

 

 

 

Mindy uses precious & semi-precious stones with premium metals and chains to create unique handcrafted jewelry. She likes to describe her work as raw elegance. 

 

 

 

Andrea Lopez, Painting

www.andreaartmiami.com

 

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Painting by Andrea Lopez

 

“Art has been the one constant in my life. It is a means of expression and a way for me to share my passion with others. I am very blessed to have this gift and I am grateful to those that have already made my work a part of their lives. I have always believed art to be a way to share joy and bring happiness to those around you. There is something about looking at a painting that speaks to you that is unparalleled”.

 

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Painting by Andrea Lopez

 

“My art teacher in the 9th grade was the first to put a paintbrush in my hand. A graduate of the University of Miami with a BFA and a minor in art history, I draw inspiration from the impressionists, and the flatter styles of the post-impressionists such as Gauguin and Cezanne. I combine these two distinct styles into one, creating a dynamic piece that borders on the brink of 2-D and 3-D art. I mainly work with oil paints but have created art pieces in various mediums.  My newest endeavor is painting murals for nurseries. Have your child wake up each morning to their favorite fairy princesses, animals, or any other scene you can imagine”.

 

 

 

About American Craft Endeavors:

 

American Craft Endeavors (ACE) produces some of the nation’s most exciting high-end juried craft shows in many of Florida’s vibrant downtown areas and popular tourist destinations including the Lauderdale by the Sea Craft Festival (Fort Lauderdale, FL), the Holiday Craft Festival on the Ocean (Jupiter/Juno Beach, FL), the Downtown Stuart Craft Fairs (Stuart, FL), the Siesta Fiesta Craft Festival (Sarasota, FL) and the Downtown Sarasota Craft Festivals (Sarasota, FL) among others. The group’s founders personally select unique, culture rich cities for their show locations providing a complete outdoor experience unmatched by other festivals. All crafters are hand-selected from hundreds of applicants in order to ensure a superior event featuring diverse art media and the highest quality of original handmade crafts.

 

 

For additional information:

 www.artfestival.com or call 561-746-6615

 

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

Rickie@therickiereport.com

561-537-0291