Kling Gallery Wine & Decor Features Mimi McCallum’s Newest Works In “New Directions”, Opening August 24th

The Kling Gallery, Wine & Décor located in Stuart, FL announces the month of August’s Featured Guest Artist, Mimi McCallum. Mimi will show her new abstract work (cold wax and oil) in this exhibit, “New Directions”. This medium gives a beautiful translucent look, interesting textures, and beautiful color blends.  It can be carved into and scraped away to reveal  mystery. The public is invited to a Free Opening Reception on Friday, August 24th.  Enjoy hors d’oeuvres, the wonderful wine boutique and meet the artists!  The Rickie Report shares the details and some sneak peeks.  In addition to wall art, browse the hand made furniture, home accessories, and the wine bar!

 

 

 

723 Colorado Plaza  Stuart, FL 34994

Colorado Plaza on the corner of Colorado and Kindred

772-678-6949    www.klinggallerystuart.com

 

 

 

 

Original Paintings

Napa- Style Tasting Room

Custom Furniture 

Home Decor

 

 

MEET   MIMI  McCALLUM

 

Opening Reception:

Friday, August 24th

5 – 7 PM  

Exhibit runs through September

 

 

MEET   THE   ARTIST:

 

 

 

 

“Self Portrait” by Mimi McCallum

 

 

After years of creating visually recognizable imagery Mimi McCallum has taken a new direction!  Her new path is taking her into the world of abstract.  The pieces are painted with cold wax medium and oil paint.  Oil pastels, graphite oil sticks and other medium find their way into the mix.  Mimi’s brushes have been laid aside, as the paint is applied to canvas or cradled board with an assortment of tools: squeezes, spatulas, knives, rollers, printing implements, anything is in the game!

 

“Get Crackin” by Mimi McCallum

 

 

This luscious medium can be layered and layered, carved into and scraped away creating interesting textures and fascinating color blends.  The paintings have a history that is revealed and interwoven into the final image. Her one requirement is that the painting will stand compositionally from any direction, so it may be hung and viewed in personal preference.   Mimi’s paintings are intuitive and spontaneous with no initial plan.  Her “New Directions” take her on the creative journey, and she invites us along with her!

 

 

  “In The Park” by Mimi McCallum

 

 

 

Mimi received her Master of Art Education from Florida International University in Miami, her BA from Montana State in Bozeman MT.  She completed the Florida art certification from FSU in Tampa. Mimi attended Anchorage West High, where her father was an FBI agent.  She is married with two children and two grandchildren.

 

“Untitled” by Mimi McCallum

 

 

Mimi puts her talent to work in her studio in Jensen Beach, FL, and exhibits throughout Florida and the Bahamas.  She tells The Rickie Report, “Through my art I aspire to capture moments in time that relate to memories that touch our hearts. I aspire to create images of objects, places and figures with pleasing shapes and energetic color.”  Mimi’s new work was recently exhibited at Art Synergy 2018.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Kling Gallery, Wine & Décor

723 Colorado Plaza   Stuart, FL34994

772-678-6949

www.klinggallerystuart.com

Colorado Plaza on the corner of Colorado and Kindred

 

 

 

 

 

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Is Your Artwork “Sweet” Enough For The Elliott Museum’s Next Exhibit? Call For 2D, 3D And Edible Works

The Elliott Museum Announces a “Sweet” Call to Artists!  Artists working in any 2D and 3D media are being challenged to think outside the box and create work for “Sweet!” – a food & drink-themed juried art show to be held in the Elliott Museum’s Changing Exhibitions Gallery this fall.  The show will feature works by Florida artists in all media (except photography or digital images) and runs September 15th through November 4th. The opening reception will be held Saturday, September 15th from 2-5 pm and will include an Edible Artwork Show & Competition in conjunction with the food-themed artwork. Information for all artists on how to submit an entry will be on the Museum’s website.   The Rickie Report shares the details here and urges you to apply!

 

 

 

The Elliott Museum is located on Hutchinson Island at 825 NE Ocean Blvd., in Stuart.
Open daily 10 am – 5 pm.  Call: 772-225-1961

Website: elliottmuseum.org.

 

 

 

 

 

Artists working in traditional media and edible products both are encouraged to be creative in their choices for subject matter.  Artwork will be available for sale for the duration of the exhibition, and edible artists may opt to sell their creations in a silent auction during the reception.  All sales will benefit the Elliott Museum as well as the artists.  Some edible artists may have samples available or even serve their creations after the judging concludes.  Reception guests will have a chance to vote for their favorite edible creation in both People’s Choice and Kids’ Choice categories.  There will also be a People’s Choice award for traditional artwork that will be announced a week before the art exhibition closes.

 

 

 

Traditional artists have until August 12th to submit up to five pieces for consideration through callforentry.org.  Culinary artists deadline: September 7th. Submit plans through the Museum’s website: www.elliottmuseum.org/events.  Submission guidelines, prospectuses, and rules can be found on the website or by visiting the Museum.  Sponsorship opportunities are also available: call Deb Banta at 772-225-1961, ext. 124.  If you have questions about the shows, please email to Robin Lee Makowski at RMakowski@elliottmuseum.org.

 

For more information:

Robin Lee Makowski, Art Studio & Exhibitions Coordinator
The Elliott Museum

825 NE Ocean Boulevard  Stuart, FL 34996

772-225-1961, ex 121    www.elliottmuseum.org

 

 

 

Call to Artists!  Sweet! Juried Art Exhibition and Edible Art Show & Competition in September!  Check the website for prospectus: elliottmuseum.org/events

 

 

 

 

 

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

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“Court Room Sessions” Offer Contemporary Art And Music Showcase On Saturday, August 4th In Stuart, FL

For the second year, the Arts Council of Martin County‘s creative summer experience, “Court Room Sessions”, returns!  With Elise Raffa’s creative leadership and curating, this year’s installment is sure to please. The kick off party on Saturday, August 4th will be a blast – hot and full of great art and music! The event continues through August 31st. The Rickie Report shares the details and some sneak peeks.  Your support of this event and everything we do all year long, helps to keep our arts community vibrant and thriving.

P R E S E N T S:

CONTEMPORARY  ART  +  MUSIC SHOWCASE 

 

OPENING  RECEPTION:  

SATURDAY,  AUGUST 4TH

7 – 11 PM

$10 At the Door

ALL AGES

Full Service  Cash Bar 21+  

Court  House  Cultural  Center

 80 E. Ocean Blvd.  Stuart, FL

 

 

Opening night will be the official unveiling of the contemporary art exhibit of 10+ artists inside the galleries of the Court House Cultural Center as well as outdoor musical performances. There will also be a handful of pop-up art/food vendors outside as well!

ARTISTS:  

Donny  Barth

Michael  Dillow

Mark W.Forman

Dan Gorostiaga

Sharon Lee Hart

Ates Isildak

Sara Knouse

Jenny Larsson

Jennifer  Lewis 

Sarah Meeranje

Mia Lindberg

Amalia Mermingas

Amber Dawn Tutwiler

MUSIC:

Werkinmen

LAVOLA

Boston Marriage

Lindsey Mills

Gravel Kings

FOOD/ BAR :

Bottom’s Up Beverage

Tony’s Gyros

SUPPORTERS:

Snorkel Corn Entertainment

Rain Cat Recordings

Susie Hair Hero

Center State Banks

 

 

 

 

For more information about this exhibit, upcoming exhibits and events please visit:

The Arts Council 

Court House Cultural Center

80 SE Ocean Blvd.   Stuart, FL 34994

772.287.6676

www.MartinArts.org

 

 

 

 

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

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17019 SW Sapri Way   Port St. Lucie, FL 34986

Sharing The Details Of Elliott Museum’s “Sweet” Call For 2D, 3D and Edible Art

The Elliott Museum Announces a Sweet Call to Artists!  Artists working in any 2D and 3D media are being challenged to think outside the box and create work for Sweet! – a food & drink-themed juried art show to be held in the Elliott Museum’s Changing Exhibitions Gallery this fall.  The show will feature works by Florida artists in all media (except photography or digital images) and runs September 15th through November 4th. The opening reception will be held Saturday, September 15th from 2-5 pm and will include an Edible Artwork Show & Competition in conjunction with the food-themed artwork. Information for all artists on how to submit an entry will be on the Museum’s website.   The Rickie Report shares the details here and urges you to apply!

 

 

The Elliott Museum is located on Hutchinson Island at 825 NE Ocean Blvd., in Stuart. 

Open daily 10 am – 5 pm.  : 772-225-1961.  Website: elliottmuseum.org

 

 

Artists working in traditional media and edible products both are encouraged to be creative in their choices for subject matter.  Artwork will be available for sale for the duration of the exhibition, and edible artists may opt to sell their creations in a silent auction during the reception.  All sales will benefit the Elliott Museum as well as the artists.  Some edible artists may have samples available or even serve their creations after the judging concludes.  Reception guests will have a chance to vote for their favorite edible creation in both People’s Choice and Kids’ Choice categories.  There will also be a People’s Choice award for traditional artwork that will be announced a week before the art exhibition closes. 

Traditional artists have until August 12th to submit up to five pieces for consideration through callforentry.org Culinary artists have until September 7th to submit plans for their projects through the Museum’s website: www.elliottmuseum.org/eventsSubmission guidelines, prospectuses, and rules can be found on the website or by visiting the Museum.  Sponsorship opportunities are also available: call Deb Banta at 772-225-1961, ext. 124.  Questions about the shows should be emailed to Robin Lee Makowski at RMakowski@elliottmuseum.org.

 

For more information:

Robin Lee Makowski
Art Studio & Exhibitions Coordinator
The Elliott Museum
825 NE Ocean Boulevard  Stuart, FL 34996

772-225-1961, ex 121
  • Kites: Art on a String showing through July 1, 2018.  
  • Summer Art Camp schedule and sign-ups are on the website!
  • Call to Artists!  Sweet! Juried Art Exhibition and Edible Art Show & Competition in September!  Check the website for prospectus: elliottmuseum.org/events

 

 

 

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

Rickie Leiter, Publisher

Rickie@therickiereport.com   561-537-0291

17019 SW Sapri Way   Port St. Lucie, FL 34986

Arts Council Of Martin County Announces Call For 28th Annual All Florida Juried Arts Show

The Arts Council of Martin County announces the 28th Annual All Florida Juried Arts Show. Held annually at the Court House Cultural Center Galleries in Stuart, FL, this exhibit brings a wide variety of art styles and media to one place, celebrating Florida’s talented creatives. Selected works will be exhibited from Friday, September 21 through Tuesday, November 13, 2018.  The Rickie Report will share more details for art lovers.  Here, we share the artist deadline, July 31st, and more details on how to apply.  

 

 

 

 

 

Don’t delay — be a part of this exciting Annual Exhibition of Florida artists.

28th Annual All Florida Juried Art Show

Entry Deadline Coming Soon – July 31, 2018

All Florida artists are invited to APPLY NOW at CaFE for the All Florida Juried Art Show held annually at the Court House Cultural Center Galleries in Stuart, Florida.

www.callforentry.org

 

 

Selected works will be exhibited from Friday, September 21 through Tuesday, November 13, 2018. Hurry and don’t miss this opportunity to submit your artwork!

A non-refundable entry fee of $40.00 covers three images/submitted works per artist. A maximum of three images may be submitted per artist.

Contact Jennifer at 772-287-6676 ext 2 with any questions or if you need assistance applying.

Current Arts Council of Martin County member artists receive a $5 discount – please call Jennifer Hearn, 772.287.6676, ext 2 to get the Member Artist Code when you are paying for your submissions. You may join or renew membership while applying for the show or at www.martinarts.org. Individual membership for artists is discounted to only $35 a year. Join now and support the arts!!

 

 

For more information about this exhibit, upcoming exhibits and events please visit:

The Arts Council 

Court House Cultural Center

80 SE Ocean Blvd.   Stuart, FL 34994

772.287.6676

www.MartinArts.org

 

 

 

 

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

Rickie Leiter, Publisher

Rickie@therickiereport.com   561-537-0291

17019 SW Sapri Way   Port St. Lucie, FL 34986

 

 

 

 

The Elliott Museum Announces A Sweet Call to Artists – Food And Drink Themed Juried Show

The Elliott Museum Announces a Sweet Call to Artists!  Artists working in any 2D and 3D media are being challenged to think outside the box and create work for Sweet! – a food & drink-themed juried art show to be held in the Elliott Museum’s Changing Exhibitions Gallery this fall.  The show will feature works by Florida artists in all media (except photography or digital images) and runs September 15th through November 4th. The opening reception will be held Saturday, September 15th from 2-5 pm and will include an Edible Artwork Show & Competition in conjunction with the food-themed artwork. Information for all artists on how to submit an entry will be on the Museum’s website.   The Rickie Report shares the details here and urges you to apply!

 

 

The Elliott Museum is located on Hutchinson Island at 825 NE Ocean Blvd., in Stuart. 

Open daily 10 am – 5 pm.  : 772-225-1961.  Website: elliottmuseum.org

 

 

Artists working in traditional media and edible products both are encouraged to be creative in their choices for subject matter.  Artwork will be available for sale for the duration of the exhibition, and edible artists may opt to sell their creations in a silent auction during the reception.  All sales will benefit the Elliott Museum as well as the artists.  Some edible artists may have samples available or even serve their creations after the judging concludes.  Reception guests will have a chance to vote for their favorite edible creation in both People’s Choice and Kids’ Choice categories.  There will also be a People’s Choice award for traditional artwork that will be announced a week before the art exhibition closes. 

Traditional artists have until August 12th to submit up to five pieces for consideration through callforentry.org Culinary artists have until September 7th to submit plans for their projects through the Museum’s website: www.elliottmuseum.org/eventsSubmission guidelines, prospectuses, and rules can be found on the website or by visiting the Museum.  Sponsorship opportunities are also available: call Deb Banta at 772-225-1961, ext. 124.  Questions about the shows should be emailed to Robin Lee Makowski at RMakowski@elliottmuseum.org.

 

For more information:

Robin Lee Makowski
Art Studio & Exhibitions Coordinator
The Elliott Museum
825 NE Ocean Boulevard  Stuart, FL 34996

772-225-1961, ex 121
  • Kites: Art on a String showing through July 1, 2018.  
  • Summer Art Camp schedule and sign-ups are on the website!
  • Call to Artists!  Sweet! Juried Art Exhibition and Edible Art Show & Competition in September!  Check the website for prospectus: elliottmuseum.org/events

 

 

 

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

Rickie Leiter, Publisher

Rickie@therickiereport.com   561-537-0291

17019 SW Sapri Way   Port St. Lucie, FL 34986

Sally Painter Invited To Exhibit At 2018 Oil Painters Of America Salon Show of Traditional Oils

Sally Painter is thrilled to share some great news with you this month! She’s been invited to exhibit her painting called Awakening in the 2018 Oil Painters of America Salon Show of Traditional Oil.  It will be on view from June 22 through September 1 at the Crooked Tree Arts Center in Traverse City, MI. If you’re anywhere nearby during July and August,  you’ll be able to see this impressive exhibition of traditional oil paintings by some of the most sought-after living oil painters in the country!  The Rickie Report shares the details and some sneak peeks of Sally’s artistry.

 

 

 

S  A  L  L  Y        P  A  I N  T  E  R

 

2018  Oil Painters Of America

Salon Show: Traditional  Oils

Crooked Tree Arts Center       Traverse City, Michigan

*Opening Reception:

Friday, June 22   5 – 7 PM

Exhibit runs June 22 through September 1

Crooked Tree Arts Center

Gallery Hours

Monday – Friday  9 am – 5 pm  Saturday 10 am – 4 pm   Sunday Noon – 4 pm

 

322 Sixth Street    Traverse City, MI 49684
(231) 941-9488

 

 

*Description:  Crooked Tree Arts Center – Traverse City is proud to host the Oil Painters of America juried summer salon show. The OPA represents over 4,000 artists throughout North America, and is dedicated to promoting excellence in representational (non-abstract) art. The exhibition will include nearly 230 pieces by many of the top oil painters working today, and will be presented exclusively by CTAC-TC through September 1, 2018. Enjoy wine, hors d’oeuvres, live music, and mix and mingle with exhibiting artists from across the country. 

 

 

“Awakening” by Sally Painter, Oil Painting

 

 

 

Sally tells The Rickie Report, “Membership in the Oil Painters of America is a major milestone for me. To be recognized by my peers and asked to exhibit with this 3,400-member organization is a tremendous honor. The group’s mission is to promote and preserve the tradition of representational oil painting, and toward that end, the OPA sponsors a number of juried exhibitions like this one across the United States each year. Competition for a place in these shows is fierce, so I’m delighted to be included”.  She is grateful to artist, Brian Davis, for his guidance in the creation of this painting.

 

 

 

 

“Arizona Cactus Flower” by Sally Painter, (Also available as a giclee)

 

Growing up on a farm and co-owning a nursery for most of her life, Sally Painter has always been surrounded by the beauty of the natural world. So it’s really not surprising that she turned to nature for inspiration when she took up painting. The fascinating shapes, delicate textures, and vibrant colors of flowers and other plants and trees are her favorite subjects.

 

Yet, Sally says, she strives to paint something more than simply a realistic depiction of these subjects. She notes, “I interpret the subject with brush in hand, allowing my imagination to select colors and forms.” Like one of her artistic heroes, Georgia O’Keeffe, Sally invites us to enter in to her subjects, to experience them, to have a visceral reaction to them. Above all, Sally’s oil paintings allow us to see as she sees—what she describes as “God’s amazing way of creating each so uniquely and so beautifully.”

“Three Amigos” by Sally Painter

 

 

What began as a hobby has since become an important new chapter in her life, including the formal study of art and painting at the Boca Raton Museum Art School. “Painting is my therapy, my peaceful, creative place, and I treasure that,” says the artist.

 

In recent years, she has been profiled in VoyageMIAAmerican Art Collector, ARTisSpectrum, and Artist Showcase, and Southwest Art’s September 2015 edition named her one of their Nationally Emerging Artists. Sally has participated in a number of significant art competitions, most recently the Oil Painters of America 2018 Juried Salon Show, both the Spring and Fall 2017 NOAPS International Online Juried Exhibitions, the Western Spirit Art Show and Sale (2018), the Divine Floral Essence group show (2017), the Women Painters of the Southeast 6th Annual Juried Online Exhibition (2017), the Botanik Group Exhibition (2017), the R.S. Hanna Gallery Fall Showcase (2017), the 26th Annual All Florida Juried Arts Show (2016), the Art at the Mill Group Exhibition (2016), and the 2nd ART and FLOWERS Juried Exhibition (2016). She was also the featured artist at the Palm Beach International Airport in 2011. In addition to being a member of the Board of Trustees of the Boca Raton Museum of Art, Sally has been juried in as a member of the following organizations:

•  International Guild of Realism

•  Oil Painters of America

•  National Oil and Acrylic Painters Society

•  American Women Artists

•  Boca Raton Museum of Art Artists’ Guild

•  Artists of Palm Beach County

 

 

“Sand Dollars” by Sally Painter

 

 

Sally and her husband currently divide their time between their homes in Florida and Wyoming, but she is always available to talk about her art. Many of Sally’s paintings are available for sale, both as originals and as reproductions, so please contact the artist if you’d like to learn more about her work

 

 

 

To see more bold botanical and Western paintings, please visit:

sallypainterart.com

And please feel free to share this announcement with all of your art-loving friends!

 

 

 

 

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

Rickie Leiter, Publisher

Rickie@therickiereport.com   561-537-0291

17019 SW Sapri Way   Port St. Lucie, FL 34986

Don’t Miss Martin Artisans Guild Artists Showcased At Martin County Courthouse Cultural Center Starting June 8th To July 27

The Martin County Courthouse Cultural Center features the artwork of members of the Martin Artisans Guild.  Guests will see a wide variety of media, including Ceramics, Sculpture, Mixed Media, Photography, Acrylic, Oil, Watercolor, Glass, Fiber, and Jewelry.  Everyone is invited to the free, Opening Reception on Friday, June 8th.  The exhibit is available through July 27th.  The Rickie Report shares the details and some sneak peeks.

Martin County Courthouse Cultural Center

80 SE Ocean Blvd.   Stuart, FL

772.287.6676

www.martinarts.org

 

 

P  R  E  S  E  N  T  S:

Opening Reception:

Friday June 8, 2018 

5:30- 7:00 PM

Exhibit is available  June 8- July 27, 2018

For more information:

http://www.martinarts.org/programs/cultural_center_gallery/currentupcoming-exhibitions.html

To learn more about the Martin Artisans Guild and the Martin County Open Studio Tour visit: http://www.mcost.org

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

Rickie Leiter, Publisher

Rickie@therickiereport.com   561-537-0291

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Kling Gallery, Wine & Décor Celebrates Guest Artist Manon Sander At June 7th Public Reception

The Kling Gallery, Wine & Décor located in Stuart, FL announces the month of June’s Featured Guest Artist, Manon Sander.  Amazing light practically pulses from the brushstrokes of her paintings!  Manon’s artwork is collected throughout the US, she teaches at the Lighthouse ArtCenter, plus her artwork is found in galleries both locally and nationally.  The public is invited to a Free Opening Reception on Thursday, June 7th.  Enjoy hors d’oeuvres and the wonderful boutique wine from Kling Gallery and meet the artists!  The Rickie Report shares the details and some sneak peeks.  It’s not too early to shop for Father’s Day, Graduation, Weddings, and all occasions!

 

 

 

723 Colorado Plaza  Stuart, FL 34994

Colorado Plaza on the corner of Colorado and Kindred

772-678-6949    www.klinggallerystuart.com

 

 

 

 

Original Paintings

Napa- Style Tasting Room

Custom Furniture 

Home Decor

 

 

MEET   MANON   SANDER

 

Opening Reception:

Thursday, June 7

5 – 7 PM

Manon Sander 

 

 

 

Manon Sander tells The Rickie Report, ”I paint things in my neighborhood, things of my daily life which seem ordinary, but for me it’s less about what I’m actually painting and more about my fascination with the effect of light of objects. Painting in oil, oftentimes from life I put my impressions down in thick juicy brushstrokes, aiming to capture the essence and the light on my subject matter and the feelings it evokes in me. “

 

 

“Favorite Toy” by Manon Sander

 

 

A native of Germany, she painted murals professionally in Chicago for a decade and a half and studied oil painting under the tutelage of well known Californian painters. During that time she developed a unique, glowing style, avidly collected throughout the United States.  “Painting is my way to bring attention to the beauty found everywhere in our immediate surroundings, seen by those who are willing to slow down and look”.

 

“Secret Garden” by Manon Sander

 

 

Manon says, “I find inspiration for my next painting not necessarily in an object considered beautiful in the conventional sense since my desire to paint is mostly ignited by watching the light hitting an object a certain way. Illuminating something in all its brilliance while creating wonderful colors and designs in the shadows, light has the power to elevate an object from the mundane to the exquisite. How light influences color has been a source of endless fascination for me. Expressing my joie de vivre through loose brushstrokes in combination with a well thought-through design and a vibrant color choice translates into a painting that resonates not only with me as artist but also with the viewer, offering him a view of things that might otherwise have gone unnoticed”.

“Cheerio” by Manon Sander

 

 

And here’s a little bit of recent Manon Trivia:

– Her work has been juried into national shows by American Impressionist Society and National Oil and Acrylic Painters’ Society

-She continues to participate in Plein Air Events, the most recent one being the Winter Park Paint Out: Since it was the Paint Out’s 10th anniversary participation was by invitation only and she was honored to have been selected as one of the 25 hand picked artists.

– She continues to travel with her paint brushes to places like Italy, the Bahamas, Bermuda, NYC, Vermont, Savannah, and all over Florida

– Her work is being represented by galleries in St. Augustine, FL, and Fishers Island, NY, as well as the Village Art Studio in Tequesta

– She recently won awards in a juried National Oil and Acrylic Painters’ Society Exhibition, Plein Fun Fest in Delray Beach, and first place at Sundowner Quick Draw in Ft. Myers Beach.

– She is increasingly sought after for commissions

– She has an upcoming solo show at Pander Gallery in Fishers Island, NY, this summer

– She will participate in a two-women show at Palm Beach Gardens Community Center later this year with Julia Rose

– Her work can be seen at the Village Art Studios at 377 Tequesta Dr. in Tequesta

– She teaches classes and workshops through the Lighthouse ArtCenter in Tequesta during season.

“Herd of Bicycles” by Manon Sander

For more information:

Manon Sander

415-606-7685
www.ManonSander.com  
www.facebook.com/ManonSanderArt
twitter ManonSanderArt

Instagram: @ManonSander

 

Kling Gallery, Wine & Décor

723 Colorado Plaza

Stuart, FL34994

772-678-6949

Colorado Plaza on the corner of Colorado and Kindred

 

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

Rickie Leiter, Publisher

Rickie@therickiereport.com   561-537-0291

17019 SW Sapri Way   Port St. Lucie, FL 34986

 

 

 

” The Sacred Arts Tour” by the Tibetan Monks of Drepung Gomang Monastery Featured June 12 – 17th At Fish House Art Center

The Aya Fiber Studio at the Fish House Art Center is honored to be hosting the Drepung Monastery Monks Sacred Arts Tour June 12 – 17th. The Opening Ceremony takes place during the day on June 12th followed by a separate Evening Reception on the 12th at Marker 23 Gallery and Tattoo Studio.  The Monks will be creating a sand mandala in the Gallery from the 12th through the 17th.  There will be workshops at the Aya Fiber Studio during the week and a Cultural Pageant on the Saturday, June 16.  On Sunday, June 17, the mandala will be dismantled at a Closing Ceremony that will bless our local waters.  This will be an event that you will always remember!  The Rickie Report shares the details and some sneak peeks.

 

Fish House Art Center

4745 SE DeSoto Ave., Port Salerno (Stuart)

The Tibetan Monks

of

Drepung Gomang Monastery

 

June 12 – 17th

 

 

OPENING  CEREMONY:

TUESDAY, JUNE  12    12:30 PM

OPENING  RECEPTION:

TUESDAY, JUNE 12    6:00 PM

STOP BY AND SEE THE MANDALA BEING  CREATED!

 

WORKSHOPS  THROUGHOUT  THE  WEEK

CLOSING  CEREMONY:

SUNDAY, JUNE 17  1:30  PM

RSVP:  772.888.3827

 

 

Sacred Arts Tour

Sacred Arts Tour

 

The monks of Drepung Gomang are sharing the compassion and wisdom of Tibetan Buddhism, to demonstrate the artistic accomplishments of the people of Tibet, and to generate funds to insure the survival of the Tibetan culture. Drepung Gomang Monastery uses all donations and proceeds from the sale of Tibetan crafts and jewelry to house, feed, and educate everyone wishing to study at this monastic center of higher learning, including orphans and refugees fleeing Chinese-occupied Tibet. The monastery is working to establish a Food Foundation Fund, which will help the monastery provide a continuous food supply to the student monks in years to come. Please remember and embrace that they are refugees from Tibet. After this year-long tour, they cannot return to their own country…they have a monastery in India that they will return to.

 

 

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Colored Sands

Colored Sands

 

At the Opening Ceremony, the monks will chant powerful prayers for peace, prosperity, and healing in traditional overtones—the chant master intoning a full chord of three notes. Their chants will be accompanied by delicate hand gestures, cymbals, drums, horns, and flutes.

Drawing The Lines

Drawing The Lines

 

 

What is a Mandala? 

The Mandala, Tibetan sand painting, is an ancient art form of Tibetan Buddhism. The mandala is a Sanskrit word meaning cosmogram or “world in harmony.” Mandalas are drawings in three-dimensional forms of sand. In Tibetan, this art is called dul-tson-kyilkhor which means “mandala of colored powders.”

 

Sand painting is an ancient Tibetan art form. The sand mandala is carefully constructed from dyed sand particles to represent the particular esoteric, textual traditions of Buddhism. It is a transient art form, thought to have originated in India and been transferred in the middle ages to Tibet. The sand mandala is constructed as vehicle to generate compassion, realize the impermanence of reality, and a social/cosmic healing of the environment.

 

Chanting and Preparation

Chanting and Preparation

 

In Tibetan Buddhism, a mandala is an imaginary palace that is contemplated during meditation. Each object in the palace has significance, representing some aspect of wisdom or reminding the meditator of some guiding principle. Various scriptural texts dictate the shapes, forms, and colors of the mandala. There are many different mandalas, each with different lessons to teach and blessings to confer. Most mandalas contain a host of deities, symbolic archetypes of the landscape of the mind.

 

Among the Tibetan arts, painting with colored sand ranks as one of the most unique and exquisite. Millions of grains of colored sand are painstakingly laid into place on a flat platform over a period of several days, forming an intricate diagram of the enlightened mind and the ideal world.  In ancient times, powdered precious and semi-precious gems were also used. When finished, to symbolize the impermanence of all that exists, the colored sands are swept up and poured into a nearby river or stream where the waters carry the healing energies throughout the world.

Using the colored sands

Using the colored sands

 

More About Mandalas

 

In general, all mandalas have outer, inner, and secret meaning. On the outer level they represent the world in its divine form; on the inner level, they represent a map by which the ordinary human mind is transformed into the enlightened mind; and on the secret level, they predict the primordially perfect balance of the subtle energies of the body and the clear light dimension of the mind. The creation of a sand painting is said to affect purification and healing on these three levels.

 

 

Creating the mandala

Creating the mandala

 

Every tantric system has its own mandala, and thus each one symbolizes an existential and spiritual approach. For example, that of Lord Avalokiteshvara symbolizes compassion as a central focus of the spiritual experience; that of Lord Manjushri takes wisdom as the central focus; and that of Vajrapani emphasizes the need for courage and strength in the quest for sacred knowledge. Medicine Buddha mandalas are created to generate powers of healing.

 

The creation of a sand mandala begins with an opening ceremony. Monks consecrate the site and call forth the forces of goodness through chanting mantras accompanied by flutes, drums and cymbals. The construction of the mandala begins with the drawing of the design on the base, or tek-pu. The artists measure out and draw the architectural lines using a straight-edged ruler, compass and ink pen.

 

Finishing the mandala

Finishing the mandala

 

The mandala is a formal geometric pattern showing the floor plan of a sacred mansion. Once the diagram is drawn, in the following days you see millions of grains of colored sand painstakingly laid into place. The sand, colored with vegetable dyes or opaque tempera, is poured onto the mandala platform with a narrow metal funnel called a “chakpur” which is scraped by another metal rod to cause sufficient vibration for the grains of sand to trickle out of its end. The two “chakpurs” are said to symbolize the union of wisdom and compassion. The mandalas are created whenever a need for healing of the environment and living beings is felt.

 

The monks consider our present age to be one of great need in this respect, and therefore are creating these mandalas where requested throughout their world tours. When finished, to symbolize the impermanence of all that exists, the colored sands are swept up and poured into a nearby river or stream where the waters carry healing energies throughout the world.

 

Culinary Evening

Culinary Evening with the Monks

 

 

For more information:

http://www.gomang.org/chenrezig.html

For information about Drepung Gomang Monastery and their North American tour is available on their website: www.drepunggomang.org and www.gomang.org

For a Description of the ceremonies and setting up the site where the Mandala will be created:
http://www.gomang.org/mandala.html

 

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