Wellington Art Society Offers Special Reception For Two Public Exhibits On June 26th: City Hall And Community Center

The Wellington Art Society will host a reception for their latest exhibits at the Wellington City Hall and the Wellington Community Center  on Tuesday, June 26, 2018 .  The two venues are located on Forest Hill Boulevard just a short walk from each other. Light refreshments will be served at City Hall. There will be drawings for special door prizes and artists giving demonstrations.  Most of the original art is for sale and many artists offer giclees or prints of their work. This is a wonderful chance to see beautiful  art in all mediums and meet the artists. The Rickie Report shares the details and some sneak peeks!

 

 

 

WELLINGTON ART SOCIETY:

CITY HALL AND COMMUNITY CENTER RECEPTION

Wellington City Hall and Community Center 

Tuesday, June 26, 2018

5:30 – 7:00  PM

 

Wellington City Hall:     12300 Forest Hill Boulevard

Wellington Community Center:   12150 Forest Hill Boulevard   

Please join us for a free, lovely reception and great art. Come and bring your family, your neighbors or your club.  Everyone is welcome!

These artists will be exhibiting at one or both venues:

Artwork by Jeanette Childress

 

 

Jean Williard

Shirley Browne Choate

Edrian Thomidis

Donna Donelan

Raymonde Talleyrand

Robin Kasten

Joseph Marcou

Susan Mosely

Laura Jaffe

Audrey Freedman

Ana Nobel

Griselda “GG” Gonzalez

Betty Jane Zedonek

Jeanette Childress

Barbara Bailey

Franklin Weiss

Betty Brodie

Joanne Baker MacCloud

Artwork by Edrian Thomidis

 

 

 

The Wellington Art Society is a non-profit charitable organization In its 37th year.  It is open to artists of all mediums and patrons of the arts, allowing both local and regional artists to display their art work in local galleries, interact with other artists and serve the community through their art. 

For further information please visit:

 wellingtonartsociety.org 

 

 

 

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Call For Wearable Art, Fashion, Textiles, Accessories, Jewelry For “Elegant Threads” At Lighthouse ArtCenter

If you create unique wearable art, fashion, textiles, accessories, or jewelry, The Lighthouse ArtCenter in Tequesta, FL invites you to submit your work for this season’s extravaganza, “Elegant Threads: Wearable Art and Surface Design”.  The exhibit will run October 18 – November 21.  Among other events, there will be a ticketed runway show on November 1st.  The Rickie Report shares the details here! Apply now!

 

 

LIGHTHOUSE ARTCENTER GALLERY
373 Tequesta Drive, Tequesta, FL 33469
561-746-3101
Monday – Friday, 10 am – 4 pm  ​Saturday, 10 am – 2 pm  Sunday, closed

SCHOOL OF ART
395 Seabrook Road, Tequesta, FL 33469
561-748-8737
Monday – Saturday, 9 am – 5 pm  Sunday, closed

PLEASE NOTE:   LAC will be closed on the following dates:
 (Gallery & School) will be closed:  July 3 (at 1 pm) and July 4, 2018

 

 

 

C A L L    F O R  

 ” E L E G A N T   T H R E A D S:  

WEARABLE  ART  AND  SURFACE  DESIGN”

 

 

 

Application Fee:  $35.00 for up to 3 entries per category

The two categories are:

1) Wearable Art

2) Surface Design

Artists will apply directly through CaFE for this exhibit.  Please read the attached prospectus.

Here is the link to CaFE: https://www.callforentry.org/festivals_unique_info.php?ID=5370

Wearable Art, which is also known as “Artwear” or “art to wear”, refers to individually designed pieces of (usually) handmade clothing, accessories and jewelry created as fine or expressive art.  Artists are encouraged to remember saleable sizes.

Textile/Surface Design refers to the art of changing the appearance of natural and synthetic  surfaces by the application of traditional, stylized, digitized, and illusionary techniques to embellish a product.  It is also the art of enhancing a surface’s structure by applying 3 dimensional techniques, such as weaving, knitting, embroidery, lace, burnout, beading, embroidery and embossing.

• Artisan designed Wearable Art may be entered as single pieces or as ensembles which could include (but are not limited to) the following:

Dresses, slacks, body suits, coats, robes, jackets, kimono, tops, pants, bags, footwear, accessories, and headwear

• Artisan designed textiles using unique surface design will be entered as individual pieces which are described as:

Wall hangings, throws, pillows, and art quilts and tapestries

 

 

 

 

 

 

About the Lighthouse ArtCenter:

The Lighthouse ArtCenter is a 501c(3) nonprofit that has provided uninterrupted art and cultural programming in Palm Beach County Florida for 55 years. Started in 1964 by Christopher Norton and eight ambitious artists the ArtCenter has grown to include a 5,000 square foot gallery and 8,000 square foot school of art. The gallery installs an average of 11 exhibitions visited by over 20,000 guests each year while the school of art features a faculty of 45 professional artists who serve over 2,500 adult students and 700 children (ages 6-12). Scholarships are available for those in need. Adults and children with special needs meet for art classes at no charge. Faculty outreach serves over 300 more residents in assisted living facilities, underserved communities and children from economically challenged circumstances.

Support for the Lighthouse ArtCenter comes in many forms; gallery sales, classes, membership, sponsors, grants, fellowships and a working board of directors.

Email: Janeen@LighthouseArtCenter.org Phone: (561) 746-3101

See our full list of exhibits and events:

www.lighthousearts.org

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Shop For Dads And Grads At Garala Gallery An Exciting, Unique Place To Shop In City Place

GARALA Art Gallery located in City Place, West Palm Beach offers unique gifts for Dads and Grads!  The one-of-a-kind jewelry pieces and paintings by Gabriele Kraus will intrigue you.  Looking for a truly unique gift?  Check out the hyper-realistic porcelain creations by Ray Gross!  Ray also has hot-off-the-press mixed media artworks.  And don’t miss the intentional humor of Laurent Dareau’s detailed oil paintings!  The Rickie Report shares the details and some sneak peeks of their newest works!

 

 

 

Garala  Art  Gallery  At  CityPlace

701 N. Rosemary Avenue    W.Palm Beach, FL 33401   

     Come Visit The Gallery Exhibits!

Summer Hours:

CLOSED  MONDAY & TUESDAY

Wednesday, Thursday, Friday 1pm- 7pm

Saturday 1- till late

Sunday 1-4pm 

 

Hyper-realistic porcelain tools, paint brushes and tool belt sculptures by Ray Gross

 

Gabriele Kraus with her newest painting, “Adele”

Hyper-realistic paint brushes and #2 pencil sculptures by Ray Gross

 

Artwork by Ray Gross

 

 

 

 

For more information about Garala Gallery please contact: 

rayhgross@gmail.com

Gabriele Kraus  561.897.8361

Ray Gross 561.951.4749

Laurent Dareau  239.220.4638

 

 

 

 

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New Workshops And Classes At Boca Museum School Of Art Plus Student And Faculty Art Exhibits

June is a very active month at the Boca Raton Museum School of Art!  Youth Summer Camp has just begun and the Summer Teen Art Workshops are underway. There is still time to sign up!  Stop by and see the Art School Student  5×5 Exhibit, which is open now. The Art School Faculty Exhibition and Artist Talk at the Museum on June 21 and Summer Adult Classes make for an inspiring start to summer!  The Rickie Report shares the details and some sneak peeks.  Be inspired and take a class!

 

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Boca Raton Museum of Art – The Art School
801 W. Palmetto Road     Boca Raton FL 33486
561-392-2503

bocamuseum.org/theartschool

bocamuseum.org

 

 

 

 

JUNE AROUND THE ART SCHOOL

June is a very active month at the Art School; Youth Summer Art Camp just started as well as the Summer Teen Art Workshops, 5 X 5 Student Exhibition at the School Gallery will take place on June 6, the Art School Faculty Exhibition and Artist Talk at the Wolgin Gallery at the Boca Raton Museum in Mizner on June 21 and Summer Adult classes for term A also started this week to make The Art School a very exciting and inspiring place to be.

 

 

10 WEEKS OF EXCITING AND CHALLENGING

YOUTH SUMMER ART CAMP

Led by professional art educators, children explore art techniques and artistic concepts. Art projects are geared to age groups 5-7, 8-10, and 11-12. Themed weeks and a wide variety of creative projects stimulate children’s imagination. A balance is sought between preserving children’s natural creativity and learning new skills to better express themselves.

Monday – Friday, 9:00 am – 4:00 pm $285 Per Week

Doors open: Monday, 8:30 am; Tuesday-Friday, 8:45 am Early Care: 8:00 am – 9:00 am ($25 per week)
After Care: 4:00 – 5:15 pm ($25 per week)
Closed Wednesday, July 4 (during week 5)

SUMMER TEENS ART WORKSHOPS

Ages 13 – 18 June 4 – August 10, 2018.

During the summer, the Art School offers four-day weekly workshops focusing on different art techniques, and workshops for students who are planning to apply to specialized arts middle and high school or college. All workshops from Figure Drawing, Fashion Design and Sewing, Photography and Video Production, Comics, Portfolio Development, Jewelry Making and Paper Sculpture and Beyond, meet Tuesdays through Fridays.

 

ART SCHOOL STUDENTS 5 X 5 EXHIBITION

Open Now At Art School

 

During the summer we present a very special exhibit in the Art School Gallery, this year we have selected 5 talented students from 5 different mediums to exhibit their work. Celebrate the talent of Consie Sabinson and Ed Caplan from Miles Laventhall’s Masters’ Studio, Max Duckworth from Allan Pierce’s Advanced Photography class, Betty Areson from Carla Golembe’s Painting Class and Yvonne Pfeiffer from Stephen Futej’s Ceramics and Pottery class.

 

Painting by Consie Sabinson

 

ART SCHOOL FACULTY EXHIBITION

RECEPTION AND ARTIST TALK

Exhibition’s Reception will be followed by our experienced art instructors from the Museum’s Art School providing insight into their work on exhibit in the Wolgin Gallery.

 

THURSDAY, JUN. 21 / 5:00-7:00 PM

BOCA RATON MUSEUM OF ART – THE ART SCHOOL

Free with admission.

Photography by Allan Pierce

 

For more information about these workshops, classes, exhibits and other events please visit:

Boca Raton Museum Art School
801 W. Palmetto Road Boca Raton FL 33486
561-392-2503

bocamuseum.org/theartschool
Facebook: www.facebook.com/bocaschool

 

 

 

 

 

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Celebrate “Dads And Grads” At Artisans On The Ave On Friday, June 15 With Free Opening Reception

Artisans On The Ave Gallery is celebrating Dads and Grads with over 40 talented artists’ creations.  Stop by on Friday, June 15th for the Free, Opening Reception and meet the artists!  The artists will take you, Dad, grads, and everyone on a visual vacation as you enjoy the works of their art in their three wonderful showrooms. The Rickie Report shares the details and some sneak peeks!

630 Lake Avenue     Lake Worth, FL 33460
561-762-8162  

 

INVITES  YOU  TO:

“DAD  AND   GRADS”

Opening Reception:

Friday, June 15, 2018

6:00 – 9:00 PM

This is a free event, refreshments will be served

Gallery Hours:

Open 7 days a week
Monday thru Saturday 11am – 9pm
Sunday 9am – 6pm

 

Robert ben Kline – Clay Sculpture – Look for the irony and humor in his work

Howard Fleischer – Handcrafted wood

Leonard G. – Wood turner 

Bernard F. – Bronze

A “father” is more than the biological paternal source of our being. He is a person who cares and provides for us. He is a person who helps to set the standards, the family values and the example. So, add to this group, step fathers and other men who willingly and eagerly accept and cherish the role.  Whether biological, adopted or informally, if they are the father figure to you, give him some recognition today and don’t hesitate to call him “Dad”.

 

 

 

 

A day to honor Dad? A time to spend with Dad?  Check out our selection of exquisite art handcrafted ART by local artists. Visit this opening night for an evening of fun, bring your Dad!! Meet the artists!!!

 

 

Buy a graduation gift that really says “conGRADulations”!  A handcrafted piece art can be functional as well as decorative!  Artisans On The Ave has so many to choose from!

 

For more information about this event or becoming part of the Artisans On The Ave community please contact:

Artisans On The Ave
Betty Wilson 

630 Lake Avenue  Lake Worth, FL 33460

561-762-8162   

www.ArtisansOnTheave.com

 

 

 

 

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Boca Raton Museum School Of Art Announces Summer Programs And Exhibits For All Ages And Levels

Boca Raton Museum Art School is busy this summer for children, teenagers, and adults!  Weekly summer day camp starts June 4 to August 10, 2018.  Summer Camp at the Boca Raton Museum Art School is so much fun kids don’t know they’re learning! At the end of the summer all children and their families are invited to a special reception for the “Youth Summer Art Camp Exhibit” at the Boca Raton Museum of Art in Mizner Park to celebrate each child’s first museum showing!  The Rickie Report shares the details about this and what exhibits the Boca Museum is offering. There is something for everyone! 

 

 

 

Boca Raton Museum of Art – The Art School
801 W. Palmetto Road     Boca Raton FL 33486
561-392-2503

bocamuseum.org/theartschool

 

 

 

BOCA RATON MUSEUM ART SCHOOL SUMMER CAMP  (ages 5 to 12)

Weekly summer day camp June 4 to August 10, 2018

Summer Camp at the Boca Raton Museum Art School is so much fun kids don’t know they’re learning! 

Children explore art techniques and art concepts. Art projects are geared to age groups:  5 to 7, 8 to 10, 11 to 12.   Different theme weeks and a wide variety of fun creative art projects stimulate children’s imaginations.  Theme weeks include: Anime & Cartooning; Making Friends with Masters; Art Around the World; Painting People, Places, and Things; 3-D Art /Sculpture; and Pop Art with a POW.   

At the end of the summer all children and their families are invited to a special reception for the “Youth Summer Art Camp Exhibit” at the Boca Raton Museum of Art in Mizner Park to celebrate each child’s first museum showing!

$285 per week, early care and late care available. Limited financial aid is available.

TEEN SUMMER WORKSHOPS (ages 13 to 18)

June 4 to August 10, 2018

Teen workshops meet for four afternoons per week (not on Mondays). These workshops focus on different art techniques and portfolio preparation : Comics and Cartooning, Fashion Design and Sewing, Figure Drawing, Sculpture,  and Jewelry Making. These workshops meet for four afternoons per week 1pm to 3pm. Video Production and Photography workshops meet 10am to 3pm and are held at the Boca Raton Museum in Mizner Park.

 

Information about and registration is available on the website or call the Art School.

Contact: Trish Duebber, Coordinator of Youth Programs

tduebber@bocamuseum.org

561-392-2503, extension 306
artschool@bocamuseum.org

https://www.facebook.com/bocaartkids

 

For more information about these classes and more:

Boca Raton Museum Art School
801 W. Palmetto Road Boca Raton FL 33486
561-392-2503

bocamuseum.org/theartschool
Facebook: www.facebook.com/bocaschool

 

www.bocamuseum.org

 

 

 

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Full S.T.E.A.M. Ahead At Lighthouse ArtCenter Offers Interactive Art Exhibition And Art Camp Plus Caldecott Award Winning Authors/Illustrators

Nowhere else in the entire state of Florida will another gallery or art camp provide the exciting opportunities like those available this summer at Lighthouse ArtCenter in Tequesta! During “Full S.T.E.A.M. Ahead” Interactive Art Exhibition and Art Camp, ArtCampers will work in traditional media like clay, paint, and Papier Mache while at the School of Art. In the gallery they’ll create 2D and 3D art projects incorporating Science, Technology, Engineering, Art and Math. Five Caldecott Award Winning children’s author/illustrators will exhibit 100 original paintings from their best-selling books in the Main Gallery! The Young and young-at-heart can get cozy with the books they love and the beautiful artwork that fills them. This interactive exhibition includes: Mary GrandPre (illustrator, Harry Potter), Betsy Lewin (illustrator, Click Clack Moo, Cows that Type), Ted Lewin (illustrator, Pepe the Lamplighter), James Ransome (illustrator, Before She Was Harriet), Judy Schachner (author/illustrator, Skippy Jon Jones) and Tom Casmer, Professor, Ringling School of Art and in the Pop-Up exhibition space.  Visitors will have the opportunity to meet one or more of these icons in the children’s publishing industry. ArtCamp scholarships are available for those in need (ages 6 – 12) and volunteer opportunities exist for high school students seeking community service hours for graduation. The Rickie Report shares the details!

 

 

www.LighthouseArts.org     (561) 746-3101

Hours and admission:

Open Monday – Friday 10 am – 4 pm  Saturdays 10 am – 2 pm

Gallery admission is waived for all guests during “Full S.T.E.A.M. Ahead”

 

 

 

On Saturday, June 9th   Noon – 2 PM  Special Book Signing Featuring Betsy and Ted Lewin at the Gallery!  Come meet the artists, see their work and have your books signed!

 

 

Group Tours/ Field Trips

Docent accompanied group tours are available for children $3.00 each

Docent accompanied group tours with a make-&-take art project $5.00 each

Schedule your group tour today: call Sheri (561) 746-3101

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

3rd Thursdays:

 5:30 – 7: 30 pm

 

 

The Meyer Law Firm generously sponsors 3rd Thursdays

3rd Thursday admission is waived for all guests during Full S.T.E.A.M. Ahead at Lighthouse ArtCenter

June 21, 2018: Writing and Illustrating for Children

July 19, 2018: Maltz Jupiter Theatre Youth Touring Program Performance

 

The S. Kent Rockwell Foundation funded a new computer lab using software designed for children by Fab@School Maker Studio (a Peter H. Reynolds company) with help from the Smithsonian, MIT, and Virginia Tech.


Highlights:  Mary GrandPre (illustrator, Harry Potter), Betsy Lewin (illustrator, Click Clack Moo, Cows that Type), Ted Lewin (illustrator, Pepe the Lamplighter), James Ransome (illustrator, Before She Was Harriet), Judy Schachner (author/illustrator, Skippy Jon Jones) and Tom Casmer, Professor, Ringling School of Art and in the Pop-Up exhibition space.

For information about ArtCamp scholarships for those in need (ages 6 – 12) and volunteer opportunities exist for high school students seeking community service hours for graduation. Please contact Holly Gizzi, Director of Education, for more information holly@lighthousearts.org 561-748-8737

 

 

The Lighthouse ArtCenter is a 501 c (3) nonprofit that has provided uninterrupted arts and cultural programming in the heart of Tequesta for 54 years. The gallery boasts 5,000 square feet of exhibition space where annually over 20,000 guests visit eleven art shows (some of national significance) that are locally produced and curated. The School of Art features 45 faculty members who teach over 2,500 adult students and 700 children (ages 6-12). Seventeen master artists lead workshops throughout the year and the Plein Air Festival is considered one of the best in the entire country. Outreach programs serve seniors as well as children and families who are underserved and economically challenged.

Please contact Janeen Mason, Curator, to discuss sponsorship opportunities (561) 746-3101, Janeen@LighthouseArts.org

Lighthouse ArtCenter ArtCamp hours: 8:30 a.m. – 4:00 p.m. (aftercare is available)

ArtCamp runs for nine individual weeks, beginning June 4, 2018, ending August 11, 2018, and closed for the week of July 4th.

 

www.LighthouseArts.org     (561) 746-3101

Hours and admission:

Open Monday – Friday 10 am – 4 pm  Saturdays 10 am – 2 pm

 

 

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Palm Beach County Art Teachers Association Exhibition Is Open To The Public

The Palm Beach County Art Teachers Association Members’ Exhibition at Clay Glass Metal Stone Gallery features original art works by the County’s art teachers and community members. The exhibit which runs now until June 13,  displaying the individual talent and creativity of area teachers and community members. The exhibition offers PBCATA an opportunity to complete their mission of supporting art education and promoting art as a means of communication for each individual.  The exhibition is free and open to the public. The Rickie Report shares the details and some sneak peeks!

 

 

 

Artwork by Jennifer Love-Gironda

Palm Beach County Art Teachers Association

Members’ Exhibition

AT:

Clay Glass Metal Stone Gallery

15 South J Street  Lake Worth, Florida

 

Show runs Now until June 13, 2018

 

“Into The Night” by Cindy Oakes

 Featured Artists:

 

Brent Bludworth

Jerilyn Brown

Barbara Brubaker

Bill Buchanan

Mary Cavaioli

Britt Feingold

Jennifer Love-Gironda

Cindy Oakes

Sharon Salansky

Linda Stevenson

Carol Walker

 

“Ginne Springs” by Britt Feingold

 

 

PBCATA MISSION:


It is the mission of the Palm Beach County Art Teachers Association to support art education and to promote art as a means of communication for each individual. It is the right of each individual to develop his own creativity and aesthetic potential. It is our purpose to strengthen the position of art education in Palm Beach County. We support programs in art, which meet the needs, interests and abilities of each individual student. We will promote and maintain the highest quality of art education in Palm Beach County.

 

“Filled With Love” by Linda Stevenson

 

 

 

 

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Arturo Avila Garcia’s Artwork Featured At Art On Park Gallery In Lake Park

Art On Park Gallery in Lake Park, FL. will be showing  the artwork of Arturo Avila-Garcia, an award winning Colombian-American painter born in Bogotá. The public is invited to meet the artist at the Free, Opening Reception on Friday, June 1st.  The exhibition is open and free to view from May 21 through June 15th.  Chosen by The Museum of Modern Art in Bogota for their biannual exhibition as one of the most influential young artists, Arturo’s journey of self discovery through painting brings the viewer a variety of colors and images.  The Rickie Report shares the details and some sneak peeks.  Lake Park is an “art happening”!

 

 

FEATURES:

ARTURO  AVILA-GARCIA

“BLUES”

Free, Opening Reception:

 

Friday, June 1st   

5 – 8 PM

Exhibition is available May 21 through June 15

ART ON  PARK  GALLERY

800 Park Avenue  Lake Park, FL  33403

Monday through Saturday Noon to 6 PM

561-345-2842

 

 

 

Arturo Avila-Garcia

 

 

 

 

Arturo Avila-Garcia spent his first years of college studying psychology which inspired him to express himself by painting. After two years of embracing the notion that “reality has no limits to examine our certainties about ourselves and our community”, he changed careers to focus on a BFA with concentration on painting. In 1992 he was chosen by The Museum of Modern Art in Bogota for their biannual exhibition as one of the most influential young artists. Previously, he participated at an Art convocation from the Institute that promotes higher education (ICFES) and was awarded Honorable Mention for an installation that feature painting, sculpture and neon lights. The following year he had his first SOLO exhibition at the Santa Gallery, title “Idols”.

 

 

With a BFA and a lot of expectations, he came to the US and has resided in Florida for 25 years. Over time, it became very clear that he was getting into his second journey of “self discovery”. He’s been earning a living through the construction, retail, hospitality and education industries, always keeping the concentration in developing a language and identity as a painter.  He uses various mediums such as pencil, chalk, acrylic and oil on canvas. Arturo, being true to his passion, has also taken on visual decorative and freelance custom paintings projects for companies like Bloomingdales and private collectors. In 2005 he graduated with a Masters in Education with concentration in Curriculum and Instruction and accepted an art teaching position at Olympic Heights Community High School in Boca Raton, Florida.

Custom Installation at Bloomingdales by Arturo Avila-Garcia

 

Arturo has been in collective exhibitions with Broward Art Guild, Boca Raton Art Guild and the Artists of Palm Beach County where he was won awards for his paintings.  He tells The Rickie Report, “The passion of how I approach the painting process gives me an outlet to communicate with people in a non-verbal level”.  He expresses himself through images and ideas relative to paint and color, to deliver a visual message of his life journey, resulting in his latest project titled “Blues”. The series is inspired by “One Hundred Years of Solitude”, a novel by Gábriel Garcia Marquez and his own personal journey.

 

” Salsa Blues ” by Arturo Avila-Garcia

Arturo shares with The Rickie Report, “The narrative in my paintings combined abstract realism or figurative and magic realism or realistic fiction. I am inspired by artist like Matisse and Vermeer. Influenced by music that I found a correlation with painting. Also by images of people and their inner sensations and sentiments. During my exploration of elements of dreams, fantasy and reality, the literature world of  magic realism from Garcia Marquez’s Hundred Years of Solitude, inspired some of the paintings. Blues I and Blues II depicted a moment where the introduction to ice is a magic situation, comes naturally, as a simple, everyday occurrence in which fantastical things are treated not just as possible, but also as realistic.  My paintings often have vibrant colors, a realistic view reminiscent of the tropical colors from the equatorial location of Colombia, for this exhibit I used one primary color and one secondary color to visual balance the color composition as it is a musical composition, a blues with flowing lines like the mountain landscape creating figures attaching the lines and forms to the composition with harmony and rhythm”. 

 

 

” Matisse Blues ” by Arturo Avila-Garcia

 

 

Arturo explains, “My paintings often have vibrant colors, reminiscent of the tropical colors from the equatorial location of Colombia with flowing lines like the mountain landscape, creating figures attaching the lines and forms to the composition.   This creative exploration you may think, is a contradiction between magic realism and realistic fiction.  After all, how can something be both magical and real? Magic isn’t real – or is it? In Latin America, the continent from which the genre of magical realism was cultivated, there is an attitude that anything can happen –  even miracles. My interpretation of magical realism is closely connected to my Catholic religious background, which believes in miracles and other spontaneous and indescribable abstract phenomena.  In my work this abstract element is determined by the expression and by the form”.

” Dualism has been an influence on every aspect of my artistic development, interpreting and balancing two realities. The same narrative could be applicable to the immigrant artist like myself in another country with a different culture and language… two different worlds, two realities are a continuous challenge that enriched individuality. My interest is a visual balance of realism or figurative art and abstract art”.

 

” Blues” by Arturo Avila-Garcia

 

 

 

Arturo’s artwork has been exhibited  end awarded at: The Museum of Modern Art in Bogota, ICFES (Colombian Institution for Higher Education) , Artists of Palm Beach County, Santa Gallery, (“Idols”), University Gallery Bogotá, Broward Art Guild, Boca Raton Art Guild, Artisans on the Ave., and APBC Art on Park Gallery

 

For more information please visit:

 www.avilagarciaart2ro.com

or call 561-389-9731

 

 

 

For more information:
APBC Art on Park Gallery
800 Park Avenue, Lake Park FL 33403
561-345-2842
http://www.artistsofpalmbeachcounty.com/

 

 

 

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Wanted: Professional And Energetic Workers For Art Fairs, Boutique Shows At Whitespace Collection Events

Do you enjoy selling handmade jewelry and wearable art?  Whitespace Collection is looking for energetic outgoing people to help sell original handmade art, wearable art and jewelry at a few art fairs. Are you computer savvy?  Looking for Research & Development work?  Work hours are very flexible if someone has another job.  The Rickie Report shares the details.

 

 

 

Looking for Energetic Workers

For Art Fairs, Boutiques Shows

Whitespace Collection Events

Do you enjoy selling handmade jewelry and wearable art? Whitespace Collection is looking for energetic outgoing people to help sell original handmade art, wearable art and jewelry at a few art fairs. Work hours are very flexible if someone has another job or is retired and looking for part-time.

We are also interested in hiring a head coordinator to oversee our Boutique Shows.

Are you good on the computer?

We are in need of a Research and Development person.

 

 

The locations include Whitespace Collection, Boutique events and art fairs across South Florida.

 

 

Pick your hours in advance for your convenience. This could lead to additional

hours doing inventory and jewelry selection and display.

 

 

Must be professional in appearance and attitude, and have strong work ethics.

Come join our team and have some fun. No experience necessary, we will train.

 

 

To apply:

Send email to  Elayne Mordes 2805@mordes.net

Name:

Phone:

Reference (include phone and email):

 

 

 

For more information about Whitespace Collection:

www.whitespacecollection.com

 

 

 

 

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17019 SW Sapri Way   Port St. Lucie, FL 3498