Fiber Artist, Leora Klaymer Stewart Exhibits at Cultural Council of Palm Beach County’s Gallery

Fiber artist extraordinaire, Leora Klaymer Stewart will present her newest work in a SOLO Exhibit at the Cultural Council of Palm Beach County.  Leora’s  woven vessels are reminiscent of forms found in nature.  What secrets are they holding?  What do they protect?  The Rickie Report urges you to attend this free reception on April 26th to meet the artist and explore her world of fabrications.  Here we give you details and a sneak peak, but can only hint at what promises to be the LARGEST installation of its kind in Palm Beach County!

 

 

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Please join us at the Cultural Council

 Saturday,  April 26,    3-5 P.M.

To celebrate the Opening Reception of

 

Leora Klaymer Stewart

 in the Lawrence A. Sanders Foundation Artist Resource Center. 
Refreshments will be served.  
Exhibition runs: April 26 through May 24, 2014  
  
Tuesday through Saturday, 10AM to 5PM  

 

601 Lake Avenue         Lake Worth, FL  33460

561.471.2901

www.palmbeachculture.com

 

Weaving as an metaphor is a common association and no exception with the artwork of Leora Klaymer Stewart.  The public is invited to her SOLO Exhibit at the Cultural Council of Palm Beach County’s Gallery. There will be a free reception and opportunity to meet the artist on Saturday, April 26, from 3-5 pm. The exhibit continues through May 24th. There is no charge to view the gallery, located at 601 Lake Avenue in Lake Worth,FL.

 

 

Leora’s major  installation piece, “Entanglements” consists of an 8 foot high by 3 foot wide knotted construction that has been wrapped and intertwined.  She used natural hemp twine and a variety of other fibers to represent the growth and intertwining of the Banyan tree.  She collaborated with Fine Art Photographer and Master Printer, Steve Spring, of the Palm Beach Photographic Centre.  Images of the Banyan tree were printed on Habotai silk and silk  organza panels 40 inches wide by 96 inches high.  These panels will be installed on each side of the  knotted structure to create an environment that represents nature as a metaphor for the cycle of life.

 

 

 

"Lifecycle 1" by Leora Klaymer Stewart

“Lifecycle Series” by Leora Klaymer Stewart

 

 ”RED MICROTUBULES” is part of the Life Cycle Series.  It is a circular piece constructed with red linen threads that have been loop-stitched with wrapping and glass beads. It is 16 inches in diameter, mounted on linen and enclosed in a plexi-box.

 

 

"Life Cycle 2" by Leora Klaymer Stewart

“Life Cycle 2″ by Leora Klaymer Stewart

 

“LIFE CYCLE”  is a circular piece constructed with pink and orange linen threads that have been loop-stitched with wrappings and glass beads.  It is 16 inches in a diameter, mounted on linen and enclosed in a plexi-box.

 

Leora tells The Rickie Report, ” All of my pieces represent the idea of the cycle of life – represented as a circle or sphere and as a container form holding mysteries.  I use ancient textile techniques ( knotting, loop-stitching, wrapping and inter-twining).”

 

 

"Virgin Bride" by Leora Klaymer Stewart

“Virgin Bride” by Leora Klaymer Stewart

 

“VIRGIN BRIDE”  is an oval piece which is 12 inches wide by 24 inches high.  It is created with a loop stitch in white nylon cord. Leora incorporates hand sewn pearls and feathers.   Her woven vessels are reminiscent of forms found in nature and can be interpreted as holders of secrets, emptiness or even generative possibilities.  Leora refers to her work as “transitional fabrications” which can also be interpreted as life cycles.

 

 

Leora graduated with an MFA from the School of the Art Institute of Chicago and has received two National Endowment for the Arts Fellowship Grants.  Her architectural commissions include Beckton Dickson Pharmaceuticals, Wool Bureau of America, Contintental Wheat and Grain, Prudential,Hong Kong Shanghai Bank and Knoll Showrooms.  Leora has taught at the Fashion Institute of Technology in New York City for 20 years and is currently teaching a fiber arts course at the Armory Art Center in West Palm Beach, FL.  She is continually creating new pieces in her studio, Llama Studios, in Palm Beach, FL.

 

 

 

For more information about Leora’s art work, please visit her website:  www.leorakstewart.com

 

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Palm Beach Gardens, FL 33420

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From Paddle Boards to Easels: Meet Lighthouse ArtCenter’s New Art School Director Cynthia Trone

Cynthia Trone is a familiar face at the Lighthouse ArtCenter and the surrounding region.  She is well known for her creative environmental activism.  The Rickie Report met with Cynthia, the new Director of the Lighthouse ArtCenter’s School of Art. Here, she talks about how she transitioned from paddle boards to easels and about her goals for the School of Art.  

 

 

 

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Lighthouse ArtCenter  Names

 

 

Cynthia Trone

 

Director for School of Art

 

 

 

Cynthia Trone

Cynthia Trone

 

The Lighthouse ArtCenter has named Cynthia Trone director of its School of Art.  “New leadership means new opportunities to grow,” said Katie Deits, Executive Director of the Tequesta museum and art school, currently celebrating its 50th anniversary. Cynthia joined the staff of the Lighthouse ArtCenter in April, 2013, as Executive Assistant to Katie Deits. 

 

 

TRR: Please tell us about your background

CT:

 

I graduated from Colby College with a Bachelor of Arts in English Literature.  I’m a Jersey girl who was raised with Manhattan in her backyard.  Then I spent my 20′s and early 30′s on the coast of Maine. I raised my three children in Burlington, Vt., and moved to Tequesta in 2005.  I am an artist who loves photography and  writing. 

 

 

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Jupiter Pointe Paddle Board

TRR:  Your previous experiences with environmental activism include creating platforms as educational elements for all ages.

CT:

I managed Jupiter Outdoor Center and Jupiter Pointe Paddling for six years and taught thousands of people the simple pleasure of “the glide”.  Before paddle boarding became popular, I was helping lead ecotours and teaching children and adults yoga on paddle boards!

 

 

Justin Riney, Mother Ocean

Justin Riney, Mother Ocean

 

 

I am the Operations Director of Mother Ocean and volunteer Project Lead for Expedition Florida 500, a statewide conservation effort.   I grew up inspired by the sea, have a deep love of the outdoors and feel community is important.  The Mother Ocean project has been a great opportunity to bring non-profits and communities together on a State level.  It is exciting to be part of this movement, as Justin Riney brings awareness of the importance of our waterways to all parts of Florida!

 

 

 

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TRR: How does that translate to the arts?

CT:

It was thrilling to be part of the recent Arts & Conservation Summit held in Vero Beach, FL this past January.  What a phenomenal opportunity to show how using the arts to express and embrace nature, we can protect what we love!  This is a collaboration to make the world a better place and to teach future generations!

 

 

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TRR:  Which brings us to your role at the Lighthouse ArtCenter

CT:

 

Lighthouse ArtCenter is a place that is nurturing…a safe place to try new things…to breath in the creative air and to connect with the community.   The School of Art offers eight-week sessions as well as one, two, or three-day workshops.  They are the perfect occasion to try a new medium without making an 8 week commitment.  

 

 

Jewelry with Tracey Roedl

Jewelry with Tracey Roedl

 

 

The School encompasses classes and workshops for young children, teens and adults.  There are day and evening offerings, where you can explore painting with acrylic, oil or watercolor.  You can learn new photography techniques or create decorative/functional items with fused glass. Learn how to create your own jewelry pieces or gain skills in the newest trend such a encaustic painting ( using wax and collage techniques).  We have the largest kiln facility in the area, with 10 pottery wheels and 6 kilns, so ceramics is a big interest here.

 

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Ceramics with Cara McKinley

 

Katie Diets shares, “ Over the past year, Ms. Trone has proven her leadership abilities, first as executive assistant and now as director of the school. She also will oversee the ArtCenter’s summer camp programs.  Ms. Trone is responsible for management of the Center’s marketing, community outreach, as well as donor development, grants management and fundraising.It’s something that comes naturally for her.  We look forward to Cynthia guiding some of our relationships with other local organizations by integrating environmental themes in the art projects our students create.”

 

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Sculpture with Eduardo Gomez

 

 

TRR:  You have an exceptional faculty.  How does an artist approach LAC to be included?

CT:

 

 

I celebrate our faculty as well as our supportive Board. Our goal is to forge connections between the community, our exhibits, receptions and classes. Interested artists should email me and send an overview of jpegs of their work.  We are always recruiting.  Include your: medium, availability (day, evening, weekend), length of lessons ( 8 week class or 1,2,3 day workshop), preferred ages of students (young children, youth, adult), a brief resume and some references.  

 

 

Art Camp

Art Camp

 

Our new Session begins April 28 for 6 weeks, followed by a 10 week Summer Session starting June 9th.  There are limited classes during the day in the summer due to summer camp activities from 9 am – 3 pm, but we still have evening and weekend sessions. We’re already planning our Early Fall Session which begins September 8th.

 

“I invite everyone to stop by the School of Art, see what we do, then enroll in a class,” Ms. Trone said.   The School of Art is around the corner from the museum, at 95 Seabrook Road, Tequesta. Call (561) 748-8737

 

 

 

The Lighthouse ArtCenter, a member-supported 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization, provides visual and performing arts for the community through unique collections, engaging exhibitions and cultural programs, a dynamic School of Art and diverse outreach activities. Programs are funded in part by the Cultural Council of Palm Beach County, the Palm Beach County Tourist Development Council and the Palm Beach County Board of County Commissioners.

 

 

For information on the Lighthouse ArtCenter Museum, School of Art, exhibitions, programs and events, visit LighthouseArts.org or call (561) 746-3101. The Lighthouse ArtCenter is at Gallery Square North, 373 Tequesta Drive, Tequesta, Fla., one-half mile west of U.S. Highway 1. Museum hours are Monday through Friday 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. and Saturday, 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Admission is $5 Monday through Friday. Admission is free on Saturday. Closed Sunday.

 

 

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

Rickie Leiter, Publisher

The Rickie Report

P.O.Box 33423

Palm Beach Gardens, FL 33420

Rickie@therickiereport.com

561-537-0291

 

 

 

 

 

 

Outside The Box2 Welcomes Innovative Art from 37 Artists

“Outside the Box2” is the second biennial exhibition of outdoor, site-specific art in Palm Beach County, FL. This unique and alternative format, situated at the uniquely prestigious Whitespace-The Mordes Collection, features innovative contemporary artists that will interact with the unique landscape & outdoor environment. This year’s exhibit has grown in scope with nearly double the amount of installations, and including artists from throughout Florida, from Gainesville to Tampa to Miami. The Rickie Report shares the details and some sneak peeks!

 

 

 

37 Artists prepare for a whirlwind install of
Outdoor Site-specific Art in upcoming 2-Night Biennial

 

Outside the Box2 at

Whitespace – The Mordes Collection

 

Curated by Lisa Rockford

 

Whitespace – The Mordes Collection
2805 N. Australian Avenue, West Palm Beach, Florida 33407 T: 561.842.4131

 

Exhibition Dates: APRIL 4, 7:30 pm – 10:30 & APRIL 5, 7:30 pm – 10:30

Admission: $10 per person

Free parking. No reservations required. Open to the Public

 

 

 

The exhibit involved extensive preparation on the part of the curator and artists.   Lisa Rockford, the curator, said she gave preference to installations that were “imaginative, include interactive and/or multi- sensory elements, have high aesthetic appeal, and incorporate nature, or adapt well to the site.”

 

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Site Map

Site Map

 

Attendees will walk through a maze of color, images & sounds. Visitors can use the map to ensure that they find all 37 installations. The artworks range from hand-sculpted ceramics, found object assemblage, video art, performances, and interactive installations.

 

 

 

After paying admission, visitors will immediately walk through the first artwork, a spidery mixed media arch hand- crocheted by artist Kristina Thalin. Viewers will next feel they are seeing spots, in a site-specific installation by Sylvia Riquezes, who utilized the surrounding natural elements to inspire and create her own versions of “Seeds” in the palm trees, and flora & fauna for the bushes, entitled “Bodhisattvas Emerging from the Earth” .

 

Sylvia Ruquezes

Sylvia Ruquezes

 

 

Visitors will walk through Matthew Falvey’s 20 foot long tunnel of televisions, which have sensors that change imagery and sound according to people’s movements. Then they will be confronted by the monstrous scale of Andrew Nigon’s artwork, “Oh! Oh God!” which is a colorful 12 foot elephant, made of found objects & insulation foam. The sculpture is in a continual evolution, its gestural positioning and surfaces textures changing each time it is shown, based on the artists’ changing worldview.

Andrew Nigon "Oh, Oh God"

Andrew Nigon “Oh, Oh God”

 

According to the artist, the elephant is an “endlessly comforting god that absorbs my uncertainties, instead of offering critical judgments.” 

 

 

 

Onlookers will be also be immediately drawn to Carmen Tiffany’s whimsical video animation, which she calls a “liquid painting”. It will be projected billboard size on the front wall, easily seen from the road.

 

Chelsea Odum

Chelsea Odum

 

 

 

Ariel Baron Robbins

Ariel Baron Robbins

 

 As viewers walk around the building, there are more intimately scaled, or quieter works that only the most observant visitors will find, like the “miniature dreamscapes” of Christine Fogel, or the installation by Martin Casuso, which is unassumingly hidden under the portico. 

 

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Other captivating artworks will force attendees to stop and look as they make their way along the tarmac toward the waterfront installations. Judy Polstra’s femme fatale sculptures are always crowd-pleasers, probably due to the sheer number of parts assembled together to make up each figure. Judy had never before thought of exhibiting her work outdoors, and had to be courted by the curator to submit a proposal. You can examine her sculptures for hours and still find something new, from teeth, to jewelry, to buttons, and toy parts.

 

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Pilar Batlle – Yarn Bombing

Many will surely want to pause for a “photo op” at the installation by Pilar Batlle. Pilar is part of the new trend of “Yarn Bombing” street art, only instead of yarn, she uses “Plarn” (plastic yarn).  Her pseudonym on the street is “The Trashy Spider.” As an environmental statement, Pilar cuts ups post consumer waste (plastic bags) to crochet doily- like decorative designs and cover objects like trees, fire hydrants, and parking meters. The durability of the plastic makes them an ideal material for outdoor use. 

 

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As part of the proposal process, artists were also encouraged to incorporate a light source into their design. One prime example of self-lit work is a dynamic piece by Mark Joseph Oliver, who just relocated to Florida last year to be an art professor at Florida Atlantic University. When Lisa Rockford asked Mark to submit a proposal, he immediately wanted to re-appropriate his sculpture “Telecommunication,” which consists of acrylic rods protruding from a working TV set. The clear rods dramatically emphasize the colorful light of the images on TV, and transform it into an ethereal work that seduces the viewer like a moth to a flame.

 

 

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Mark’s idea was to transmute the sculpture into a meteorite that has humorously just landed on a couch, that he explains is a portrayal of the way television has affected domestic life. For this event, the TV will play movies that shaped his childhood and worldview.

 

 

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As visitors weave their way along the asphalt through more sculptural interventions and projections, they will pass through a gate into the second stage of installations on the backside of the property, along the waterfront. This area will include three different live performances, ongoing throughout each night.

 

 

Mumbi O’Brien and Kaleb Durocher collaborated on a performance with precisely linked digital components. For the performative component, there will be a head-dressed character that embodies the essence of the moon. The front of their garment is a cream color and the back is black to represent the dark side of the moon. The headdress will also be circular to emphasize the cyclical nature of the moon, constructed of repurposed materials, synthetic hair, wooden reeds, and fabric. The performer will be completely covered from head to toe with their face obscured and hands painted so the emphasis is not on their identity but rather that which they are embodying. The digital component of the piece is a projection facing down towards the earth.

 

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The projector will be controlled from a laptop so that when moon character enters this particular location, an active projection will begin to encircle them, morphing and rotating with imagery of the various stages of the moon. After some time the projected circle will open up and turn off and the moon character will react by moving slowly and elegantly away from the space, either to look out over the water (as the moon controls the tides) or disappear. In some very special cases, a guest may wander upon the exact projection site, and the projection will envelope them as well, allowing them to be a part of this ritual. However, the minute they step away or someone else interferes, the projection will stop.

 

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Further down the grass, Joseph Herring will stage a performative installation entitled “Broward County Botanical Melodramatic: A Conversation between the Saw Palmetto and the Spanish Bayonet on the Pros and Cons of Obligate Pollination Mutualism vs. Indiscriminate Polyamorous Pollination involving the poetics of interaction between costumed plants and insects.”   Joseph Herring is a professor at the University of West Florida in Pensacola, and has staged elaborate performance installations and interventions at a range of prestigious venues, including High Desert Test Sites in Joshua Tree, founded by Andrea Zittel, Light Assembly, for Art Basel Miami Beach, Verge Art Miami Beach, Zeitgeist Multi- Disciplinary Arts Center, the Istanbul Contemporary Art Museum, and the Christine Koenig Galerie, Vienna.

 

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For this performance, Joseph elucidates that: “Two plants, the Saw Palmetto and the Spanish Bayonet, sit atop giant tripods and communicate back and forth using plant telepathy. Root systems hang down from both plants. The plants will interact with the insects on the ground, the Honey Bee and the Yucca Moth, through their root systems, both physically and telepathically. Physically in that the roots will move through the actions of a puppeteer, telepathically in that the puppeteer will play kit-bashed and circuit bent electronic game-instruments with the attached hanging roots.

 

 

 

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The insects will react to the sounds and respond with electronic sounds of their own, fed to radios around their necks from computers underneath the tripods. The games bent for sound will include Operation, Simon, and various Nintendo DS Lite games with interesting audio. Audio will also include the plants conversing through megaphones, and the conversation will sound like a mix of DADA poetry and the Children’s Television Workshop’s The Electric Company. The piece will refer not only to the installation and performance’s relationship to the physical environment, but also to the specific geographical location. The Saw Palmetto and The Spanish Bayonet are two plants indigenous to the area. The Saw Palmetto has played an important part in the life of Floridians since before the Spanish invasion, and this history will be explored aurally during the performance.” 

 

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As visitors continue exploring the waterfront, and look out into the water, they will notice a otherworldly, large glowing white island in the shape of a baby, by Kevin Curry. The floating sculpture was elaborately planned through computer programming and will be created in a mosaic of geometric parts using a CNC router.  The piece is titled “Lost and Found” and “addresses the innocence and potential of beginnings, as well as the sadness and regret of hindsight.”

 

 

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An installation that only the most perceptive viewers will find on the waterfront are the organic sculptures of Amalia Mermingas . Amalia was inspired by the way Andy Goldsworthy works endlessly on an earthwork sculpture only to watch it fall apart. As result, her artworks are intentionally ephemeral, made with unfired ceramics, and placed at the water’s edge, so that they dissolve and change shape over the course of the night from the erosion of the water’s tides. Amalia states that she is releasing her sculptures like a performance. The viewer can watch the clay sculptures become reclaimed by nature.

 

 

The final elaborate performance is on the opposite end of the beach, called “Kicking Comets,” by Craig Smith’s entourage, will be the most boisterous. Craig Smith is an internationally recognized artist and teaches at the University of Florida. He has been featured at a range of venues including the PS1MOMA Contemporary Art Institute, The Tate Modern, CEPA Gallery, The Corcoran Gallery of Art, The George Eastman House, ARTSPACE Sydney, SCM Hong Kong, and galleries including Galerie Schuster Photo (Berlin), RARE Art (New York), Big Orbit (Buffalo), The Kent Gallery, and White Columns (New York). He has also published two books: On the Subject of the Photographic (2008: University of the Arts London) and Training Manual for Relational Art (2009: Big Orbit Gallery).

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Craig’s oeuvre consistently focuses “The Art of Sport,” and this performance will likewise be highly athletic, consisting of endless, repetitive place-kicking by the artist of footballs from the shoreline toward a boat with three other performers waiting in the water. The performers in the water will have search lights on their heads and hand-held fishing nets, zigzagging the boat, attempting to catch or capture the balls. A vintage Porsche 911 will be placed on the beach to illuminate the artist and boat with its headlights. The footballs will have reflective tape so that they look like comets sailing through the air.

 

 

There are more notable installations and site-specific interventions than can be mentioned. The Outside the Box2 Biennial is sure to become one of the most significant and indispensable celebrations of visual art in South Florida, and will clearly be a spectacle of visual delights for all who attend.

 

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OUTSIDE THE BOX2 ARTISTS:

 

Amalia Mermingas, Andrew Nigon, Ariel Baron-Robbins, Cara McKinley,  Carmen Tiffany, Caroline Collette, Cat Del Buono, Chelsea Odum, Christine Fogel, Craig Smith, Duane James, Brant Erik Kucera, Gardner Cole Miller, Ian Honore, Jacques de Beaufort, Jade Henderson, Joseph Herring, Joshua Hunter Davis, Judy Polstra,Karla Walter, Katelyn Fay, Kevin Curry, Kristina Thalin, Mark Joseph Oliver, Martin Casuso, Matthew Falvey, Mumbi O’Brien & Kaleb Durocher,  Pilar Batlle, Randy Burman, Rebeca Gilling, Regina Jestrow ,Sylvia Riquezes, TD Gillispie, Valeria Rocchiccioli ,Vanessa Diaz, Vanessa Garcia, Woody Othello.

 

 

The exhibition inside the “Box, ” called “Optic Edge,” which has been on view since December, will also be open for viewing during this event. The Whitespace gallery (indoors) features internationally recognized artists from the Mordes collection, rotating new works for every annual exhibition. “The “Outside the Box” exhibition marks the final weekend for the Optic Edge exhibition.

 

 

ABOUT THE CURATOR:

 

Lisa Rockford, received her MFA from the School of the Art Institute of Chicago. Lisa is an Assistant Professor at Broward College, a resident artist at Sailboat Bend artist Lofts, and founding member 1310 Gallery. Lisa began curating Contemporary art exhibitions in her position as Art Services Director of the Dittmar Gallery at Northwestern University in 2000, and has curated and juried numerous group exhibitions in Broward County, collaborating with prominent art professionals as guest judges. Guest judges have included Jose E. Lopez, Director & Publisher of Art Districts Magazine, Janet Batet, Curator & Art Critic, Francie Bishop Good, Artist and Art Collector, Owner of Girls Club Art Collection, Guerra De la Paz, International Artists, Rochi Llaneza, Executive Director of Hardcore Art Contemporary Space, Dan & Kathryn Mikesell, Art Collectors, Founders of Fountainhead Art Residency, Klaudio Rodriguez, Assistant Curator at The Frost Art Museum, Carol Jazzar, Owner and Director of Carol Jazzar Contemporary Art, and more. As a visual artist, Lisa Rockford exhibits her artwork both nationally and internationally, has been featured on Chicago Public Radio, and covered by the Chicago Reader, Time Out Chicago, Peel Magazine, and the Miami Herald. Lisa was awarded the Innovative Collaborative Grant through Funding Arts Broward in 2011 for her Solo show at the Art and culture Center and named as one of Gold Coast Magazine’s “40 under 40 Rising Stars.”

 

 

 

About Whitespace:

 

Whitespace is the private contemporary art exhibition space and loft-style home of Elayne and Marvin Mordes located in West Palm Beach.  The Mordes’ have been collecting Contemporary Art for over 30 years and have a unique European approach to their collection.  One of the strengths of the collection is the consistency of vision that it exhibits and, in addition, has also been characterized by its enthusiasm and focus.  Whitespace has approximately 8000 square feet of exhibition space which has partial permanent programming and a changing project space entitled “Whitebox”, which has curated exhibitions which meet a high level of competency, vision and creativity.  This is the only venue of this type in this area. We consider it an honor to establish a growing audience of Contemporary Art “Lovers”!! 

The mission of Whitespace is to expand and introduce the viewer to current trends in contemporary art by creating international exhibitions by major mid-career contemporary artists using various mediums: including painting, sculpture, photography, drawing and video. Whitespace is open from December through April of each year.   The goal of Whitespace is to fund a granting program for the Arts and Art Education in Palm Beach County through Community Foundation.

This season Whitespace is proud to announce the 6th season of “Whitebox”, an artist’s project space for emerging and mid-career international artists.  There is  also a small museum shop – WhitePackage, with unique host & hostess gifts and décor designed by international artists, architects and design personalities.

 

photos courtesy of Jacek Gancarz

Proceeds benefitting the Arts and Art Education through Community Foundation

2805 N. Australian Avenue
West Palm Beach, Florida 33407
T:561.842.4131
F:561.842.4132
E: 2805@mordes.net
www.whitespacecollection.com

 

 

 

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

Rickie Leiter, Publisher

The Rickie Report

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Palm Beach Gardens, FL 33420

Rickie@therickiereport.com

561-537-0291

Patricia Maguire, the Artist Behind The Scene of 2014′s “Savor the Avenue”

Patricia Maguire’s painting was chosen by the Delray Downtown Development Authority as the official poster for 2014 “Savor The Avenue” celebration on March 27th.  The goal of Savor the Avenue is to showcase Downtown Delray Beach’s diverse collection of restaurants in a fun and unique way – one of the nation’s longest dining tables on one street!  All proceeds from the sale of Patricia’s poster and the original painting will go toward building the Delray Beach Pavilion.  The Rickie Report is pleased to introduce you to Patricia’s colorful and insightful work!  

 

 

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"Delray Image" by Patricia Maguire

“Delray Image” by Patricia Maguire

 

 

Patricia Maguire has been painting in Palm Beach county for 30 years.  ”Delray Image” captures the essence of Delray Beach’s “Savor The Avenue” celebrations with vibrant colors.  All proceeds from the sale of her posters and the original painting will go toward the building of the Delray Beach Pavilion which is part of the beach beautification effort.  For more information about Savor the Avenue please contact The Downtown Development Authority at 561-243-1077.

 

 

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“Grace” by Patricia Maguire

 

 

Patricia was born in Buenos Aires, Argentina.  She tells The Rickie Report, “ I consider myself fortunate to have learned about art from some very good teachers, beginning with the classical masters at museums and galleries in Buenos Aires as a child. Later, while living in Rio de Janeiro and Caracas, I was exposed to modern and vibrant art everywhere I turned”. 

 

"Amor Loco" by Patricia Maguire

“Amor Loco” by Patricia Maguire

 

 

We can see that Patricia has the ability to capture not only the natural beauty of a scene, but also its emotion. Her formal art education began at Skidmore College (Saratoga Springs, NY) where she earned a Bachelor of Science in Studio Art and continued with some Master level classes at Syracuse University. She also holds an MBA from FAU.

 

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Patricia Maguire, plein air painting at Jupiter Lighthouse

“South Florida has been my home now for over 30 years. I am the recipient of numerous awards for my oil, acrylic and enamel paintings and my work has been exhibited at the Boca Raton Museum of Art, the Coral Springs Museum of Art, The Cornell Museum in Delray Beach  and other art venues throughout South Florida. My paintings hang in galleries in Delray Beach, Fort Lauderdale , New York, Cleveland, as well as in private and corporate collections in Brazil, Venezuela, Canada and throughout the USA”, she tells us.

 

"Evening Stroll" by Patricia Maguire

“Evening Stroll” by Patricia Maguire

 

 

Patricia’s paintings reflect her passion to capture light and shadows.  She teaches at the Delray Beach Center For The Arts and is a Signature Member of the Artists Guild of the Boca Raton Museum of Art, the Delray Art League, the Women In The Visual Arts (WITVA), The American Society of Impressionist Painters. Patricia is also the founder of the Florida ‘Scape Artists.  Beyond the beauty of South Florida, she sketches and takes photographs for later reference wherever she travels. 

 

"View From Chair 17" by Patricia Maguire

“View From Chair 17″ by Patricia Maguire

 

Patricia’s recent exhibition highlights include: Art Expo New York 2013, Red Dot Miami 2012 and The Boca Raton Museum of Art Artists’ Guild Biennial Show 2011.  When not on location, she paints out of her studio in Delray Beach.

 

"A Bridge in Florence"

“A Bridge in Florence” by Patricia Maguire

 

Patricia Maguire’s artwork has been included in numerous Publications, including:  Explore Palm Beach (Issue 1, 2013, Cover Photo),  Travel Host Magazine ( Spring 2013, page 32, Full page article),  Our Art, 2013 – Boca Raton Museum of Art (ISBN 978-1-4675-5749-8  page 50),  The Artist Showcase (Winter 2012, page 98, Full page article),  The Artist Showcase ( Fall 2012, pages 64-65 ),  Florida ‘Scape Artists  - A Collection Of  Plein Air Paintings (2011),  Art & Culture Magazine (Spring 2011 “Boca Bacchanal Art Competition Winner”, page 73),  Atlantic Ave Magazine (June 2011 “First Avenue Studio – Work In Progress”  page 90),  www.atlanticavemagazine.com and  A World Of Artists – Michael Joseph Publishing – 2010, page 99.

 

"Morning Breeze" by Patricia Maguire

“Morning Breeze” by Patricia Maguire

 

 

For more information about Patricia Maguire’s paintings or classes  please call 561-716-5686.  Please visit  www.patimaguire.com     or   www.facebook.com/patimaguirespaintings   or Fineartamerica.com/profiles/Patricia-Maguire.html

 

 

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561-537-0291

 

Artists’ Guild of Boca Museum of Art Exhibits with Boca Raton High School Students

 The Artists’ Guild of the Boca Museum of Art in partnership with Boca Raton Community High School is providing students the opportunity to exhibit their artistic creations along with local professional artists at the Boca Raton High School 2014 Spring Exhibition.  The Rickie Report celebrates the 10th Anniversary of this collaboration and hopes you stop by to see the exhibit!

 

 

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The Artists’ Guild of the Boca Museum of Art

and

Boca Raton Community High School Students

Collaborative Juried Art Exhibit 

Boca Raton Community High School main office on Monday through Friday after 2:30 PM.

BRCHS is located at 1501 NW 15th Court, Boca Raton

Exhibition continues through May 8

 

 

 

The Artists’ Guild of the Boca Museum of Art in partnership with Boca Raton Community High School is providing students the opportunity to exhibit their artistic creations along with local professional artists at the Boca Raton High School 2014 Spring Exhibition.

 

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Boca Artists’ Guild President, Roni DiSabello  with First Place winner Mohona Ahmed and Lori Turner

 

 

In its 10th year, this juried art exhibit held three times annually is a collaborative production offering students a chance to experience what it takes to put on an art show. The 2014 Spring Exhibition will be on view through May 8th at Boca Raton Community High School.  A reception and award ceremony was held on March 13 for artists, students, school staff, and families.

 

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Vania Marshall at the Opening Reception

 

“This was my first exhibit,” said Vania Marshall, whose photograph, A New Day, won a Jurors Recognition award. “It is exciting and felt good to get the recognition.”

 

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Art teacher, Hege Holm Johannessen

 

 

“The three annual shows are a tool for inspiration, and gives the students a sense of pride and accomplishment,” said Hege Holm-Johannessen, the traditional media instructor at Boca Raton Community High School.

 

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Brittany Warner at the Opening Reception

 

First, second, and third place along with a Juror’s Recognition and Honorable Mention awards are given to students and Artists’ Guild members alike. Art materials and class scholarships to The Art School of the Boca Museum of Art and are awarded to students with winning artworks at the exhibition.

 

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Guild Artist, Judith Hochroth

 

“It is wonderful that the Guild works with the talented students,” said Lori Turner, Guild chairperson. “I find it very rewarding.”

 

Student Awards:

 

 

First Place: Mohona Ahmed – In Safe Hands
Second Place: Mimi Diep – Washed Understatements
Third Place: Brittany Warren – Vast Expanse
Juror’s Recognition: Vania Marshall – A New Day
Honorable Mention: Eva Sailly – Dino Invasion

 

Guild Member Awards:

First Place: Patricia Maguire – A Little Night Music
Second Place: Grace Fishenfeld – Twelve Tribes
Third Place: Judith Hochroth – Lido Cemetery
Juror’s Recognition: Vivienne Wilson – Colored Pencils
Honorable Mention: Robbie Matthews – Can’t Touch That

 

The Boca Raton High School 2014 Spring Exhibition can be viewed at the Boca Raton Community High School main office on Monday through Friday after 2:30 PM. BRCHS is located at 1501 NW 15th Court, Boca Raton. For more information, contact Lorrie Turner at 954.575.2211.

 

 

Guild President, DiSabello and members, Grace Fishenfeld and Turner

Guild President, Roni DiSabello and members, Grace Fishenfeld and Lori Turner as Grace receives her award

 

 

The Artists’ Guild is an auxiliary of the Boca Museum of Art. The Guild is an active organization of artists, art lovers, and supporters of the arts. Its goals are to support the mission of the Museum and provide an association of artists in all media to interchange ideas, support and educate members and to provide quality venues for the exhibition of their original fine art.

 

 

Visit their website to learn more about the Artists’ Guild:  www.bocaguild.com or visit the Artists’ Guild Gallery at 512 E. Atlantic Avenue, Delray Beach FL 561 278-7877.

 

The Boca Raton Museum of Art, 501 Plaza Real, Boca Raton has developed into one of the leading cultural institutions in South Florida. For more information call 561.392.2500 or visit www.bocamuseum.org.

 

 

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Innovative Art is Here at the Outdoor Two-Night Biennial At Whitespace Collection

 “Outside the Box2” is the second biennial exhibition of outdoor, site-specific art in Palm Beach County, FL. This unique and alternative format, situated at the uniquely prestigious Whitespace-The Mordes Collection, features innovative contemporary artists that will interact with the unique landscape & outdoor environment. The inaugural event in 2012, featured installations by 22 artists from South Florida, attracted hundreds of art enthusiasts, and was covered extensively in local media.  This year’s exhibit has grown in scope with nearly double the amount of installations. The Rickie Report shares the details and urges you to attend!   Attendees will walk through a maze of color, images & sounds. Visitors can use the map to ensure that they find all 37 installations. The artworks range from hand-sculpted ceramics, found object assemblage, video art, performances, and interactive installations. 

 

 

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                                                   THE MORDES COLLECTION

                                OUTSIDE the BOX –2

a curated exhibition by Lisa Rockford  

37 artists  

sculpture, video, preformance and special projects  

placed in the Landscape  

     around Whitespace   

Friday, April 4 and Saturday, April 5 
(2 nights only)
7:30 – 10:30 pm
Admission $10 per person – no reservation required
parking at Urban Youth Impact and Clear Lake Animal Hospital
2805 N. Australian Avenue
West Palm Beach, Florida 33407
T:561.842.4131
F:561.842.4132
E: 2805@mordes.net
www.whitespacecollection.com
partial proceeds benefiting the arts and arts education in Palm Beach Country through Community Foundation
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OUTSIDE THE BOX2
curated by Lisa Rockford,
is the second biennial exhibition of outdoor, site-specific art in Palm Beach County, FL.
This unique and alternative format, situated at the uniquely prestigious Whitespace -
The Mordes Collection, features innovative contemporary artists that will interact with the
unique landscape & outdoor environment.
Artists in South Florida working in installation art, mixed media, sculpture, video art,
new media, sound, and performance will be included in this exhibition.
The curator will give preference to installations that are imaginative,
have high aesthetic appeal, include interactive and/or multi-sensory elements,
and incorporate or adapt well to the site.
Prizes:   
Best in Show will receive $350, Second Place will receive $150.
Prize Jury Panel:
Lisa Rockford – Curator Outside the Box 2
Marisa J. Pascucci – Curator of 20th Centruy & Contemporary Art- Boca Museum of Art
Bryan D. Walsh – Gallery Director DTR Modern Galleries
John J. McGurk – Independent Curator NYC.
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Lisa Rockford, the curator, said she gave preference to installations that were “imaginative, include interactive and/or multi-sensory elements, have high aesthetic appeal, and incorporate nature, or adapt well to the site.”

 

There are more notable installations and site-specific interventions than can be mentioned. The Outside the BoxBiennial is sure to become one of the most significant and indispensable celebrations of visual art in South Florida, and will clearly be a spectacle of visual delights for all who attend.

 

 

 

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OUTSIDE THE BOX2 ARTISTS:

 

Amalia Mermingas

Andrew Nigon

Ariel Baron-Robbins

Cara McKinley

Carmen Tiffany

Caroline Collette

Cat Del Buono

Chelsea Odum

Christine Fogel

Craig Smith

Duane James Brant

Erik Kucera

Gardner Cole Miller

Ian Honore

Jacques de Beaufort

Jade Henderson

Joseph Herring

Joshua Hunter Davis

Judy Polstra

Karla Walter

Katelyn Fay

Kevin Curry

Kristina Thalin

Mark Joseph Oliver

Martin Casuso

Matthew Falvey

Mumbi O’Brien & Kaleb Durocher

Pilar Batlle

Randy Burman

Rebeca Gilling

Regina Jestrow

Sylvia Riquezes

TD Gillispie

Valeria Rocchiccioli

Vanessa Diaz

Vanessa Garcia

Woody Othello

 

The exhibition inside the “Box, ” called “Optic Edge,” which has been on view since December, will also be open for viewing during this event. The Whitespace gallery (indoors) features internationally recognized artists from the Mordes collection, rotating new works for every annual exhibition. “The “Outside the Box” exhibition marks the final weekend for the Optic Edge exhibition.

 

ABOUT THE CURATOR:

 

Lisa Rockford, received her MFA from the School of the Art Institute of Chicago. Lisa is an Assistant Professor at Broward College, a resident artist at Sailboat Bend artist Lofts, and founding member 1310 Gallery. Lisa began curating Contemporary art exhibitions in her position as Art Services Director of the Dittmar Gallery at Northwestern University in 2000, and has curated and juried numerous group exhibitions in Broward County, collaborating with prominent art professionals as guest judges. Guest judges have included Jose E. Lopez, Director & Publisher of Art Districts Magazine, Janet Batet, Curator & Art Critic, Francie Bishop Good, Artist and Art Collector, Owner of Girls Club Art Collection, Guerra De la Paz, International Artists, Rochi Llaneza, Executive Director of Hardcore Art Contemporary Space, Dan & Kathryn Mikesell, Art Collectors, Founders of Fountainhead Art Residency, Klaudio Rodriguez, Assistant Curator at The Frost Art Museum, Carol Jazzar, Owner and Director of Carol Jazzar Contemporary Art, and more. As a visual artist, Lisa Rockford exhibits her artwork both nationally and internationally, has been featured on Chicago Public Radio, and covered by the Chicago Reader, Time Out Chicago, Peel Magazine, and the Miami Herald. Lisa was awarded the Innovative Collaborative Grant through Funding Arts Broward in 2011 for her Solo show at the Art and culture Center and named as one of Gold Coast Magazine’s “40 under 40 Rising Stars.”

 

 

About Whitespace:

 

Whitespace is the private contemporary art exhibition space and loft-style home of Elayne and Marvin Mordes located in West Palm Beach.  The Mordes’ have been collecting Contemporary Art for over 30 years and have a unique European approach to their collection.  One of the strengths of the collection is the consistency of vision that it exhibits and, in addition, has also been characterized by its enthusiasm and focus.  Whitespace has approximately 8000 square feet of exhibition space which has partial permanent programming and a changing project space entitled “Whitebox”, which has curated exhibitions which meet a high level of competency, vision and creativity.  This is the only venue of this type in this area. We consider it an honor to establish a growing audience of Contemporary Art “Lovers”!! 

The mission of Whitespace is to expand and introduce the viewer to current trends in contemporary art by creating international exhibitions by major mid-career contemporary artists using various mediums: including painting, sculpture, photography, drawing and video. Whitespace is open from December through April of each year.   The goal of Whitespace is to fund a granting program for the Arts and Art Education in Palm Beach County through Community Foundation.

This season Whitespace is proud to announce the 6th season of “Whitebox”, an artist’s project space for emerging and mid-career international artists.  There is  also a small museum shop – WhitePackage, with unique host & hostess gifts and décor designed by international artists, architects and design personalities.

 

photos courtesy of Jacek Gancarz

Proceeds benefitting the Arts and Art Education through Community Foundation

 

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

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Palm Beach Gardens, FL 33420

Rickie@therickiereport.com

 561-537-0291

 

 

Lighthouse ArtCenter Inaugural Plein Air Festival Promises Activities for All Ages

Monet did it.  Cezanne did it. VanGogh did it.   Plein Air painting has taken the art world by storm, and the Lighthouse ArtCenter is launching its four-day Annual Plein Air Festival on March 20.  More than 30 juried, nationally known artists will arrive from New York, Virginia, Delaware and all over Florida to paint their impressions of the area’s beautiful seaside scenery!  The festival opens with a Kids’ Paint Out on March 20, and an opening that evening at the Museum.This Inaugural Plein Air Festival comes to Jupiter/Tequesta and is perfect for art lovers to enjoy!  The Rickie Report shares the details here.

 

 

 

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Plein Air painting has taken the art world by storm, and the Lighthouse ArtCenter is launching its four-day Annual Plein Air Festival on March 20.  More than 30 juried, nationally known artists will arrive from New York, Virginia, Delaware and all over Florida to paint their impressions of the area’s beautiful seaside scenery!  The festival opens with a Kids’ Paint Out on March 20, and an opening that evening at the Museum.

 

 

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“Plein Air painting has seen a worldwide resurgence in popularity and the Lighthouse Art Center School of Art has recognized that trend and offers classes and workshops in plein air painting,” said Ted Matz, Chair of Painting and Drawing at the Lighthouse ArtCenter School of Art.

 

 

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Matz goes on to share, “We also offer International  Plein Air Workshops that are held in such places as Cortona and the Amalfi  Coast in Italy.  Our community has such a large number of talented plein air painters that this is the perfect venue for the public to witness there incredible, professional status.  I am so happy to have planted the seed for this plein air event and look forward to seeing it grow into an annual happening.”

 

Karen Kinser, "Southern Exposure"

Karen Kinser, “Southern Exposure”

 

 

 

Schedule of Plein Air Festival events

(all events are free unless otherwise noted)

 

Kids’ Paint Out: 

Thurs., March 20, 1 – 3 p.m.        Loggerhead Marinelife Center

Thurs., March 20, 4 – 5:30 p.m.   Awards Program and Ice Cream Party, School of Art

 

Meet The Artists Reception: 

Thurs., March 20, 5:30 – 7:30 p.m  Lighthouse ArtCenter Museum

Free to ArtCenter members and participating artists, $5 for nonmembers and guests

 

Artist Demos:

 Fri., March 21 and Sat., March 22, 9 a.m. – 4 p.m.,

Jupiter Yacht Club and Riverbend Park

 

Reception and Wet Painting Sales: 

 Fri., March 21 and Sat. March 22, 5:30 – 7:30 p.m.  Museum

 

Quick Draw Painting Contest:

 Sun., March 23, 9 a.m. – noon, DuBois Park

Artists may register at the online at www.LighthouseArts.org, or call (561) 748-8737.  Registration also available onsite.

 

Reception, Awards Presentation & Painting Sales with Cash Bar:

Sun., March 23, 5:30 – 7 p.m.  Lighthouse ArtCenter Museum

 

 

 

Stephen Left, "Ibis Jungle"

Stephen Left, “Ibis Jungle”

 

 

Local artists are invited to join in the fun during the Quick Draw Painting Contest on Sunday, March 23rd at DuBois Park.  Refreshments will be served, and prizes will be awarded. Artists must register at the Lighthouse ArtCenter School of Art at 395 Seabrook Road in Tequesta, call (561) 748-8737, or online visit LighthouseArts.org  There is a registration fee of $30 for members, and $40 for nonmembers. Registration will also be available onsite.

 

 

Ruth Weiss, "Jupiter Dunes"

Ruth Weiss, “Jupiter Dunes”

 

The public is invited to enjoy watching professional Plein Air painters on location.  “Plein air” is  French for “open air”,  where artists create painting on small canvases with their palettes placed on outdoor easels.  During this four-day event people will have the opportunity to view talented, juried artists demonstrating their incredible skill and creativity in three designated areas in and around the Jupiter/Tequesta area.

 

Dennis Young, "In The Courtyard"

Dennis Young, “In The Courtyard”

 


Lighthouse ArtCenter members, students and the public will enjoy painting demonstrations, a party for artists and collectors, as well as opportunities to purchase quality art with a local flair.  The artists include: Linda Aprileti, Dennis Aufiery, Susan Blair Smith, Jody Block, Carol Boye, Jeanette Chupack, Gabby  DuCharme, Kerry Eriksen, Norma Friedman, Elissa Gore, Kim Hall, Joan Hambleton, Adele Horton, Joy Kasun, Karen Kinser, Chris Kling, Stephen Left, Susan McKenna List, Marilyn Muller, Steve Nash, Ralph Papa, Quince Quaintance, Hope Reis, Jonathan Sanabria, Elfrida Schragen, Sal Sidner, Jane Sither, Lorrie B. Turner, Ruth Weiss, Sheila Wolff and Dennis Young.

 

Ralph Papa, "Loxahatchee"

Ralph Papa, “Loxahatchee”

 

 

Esteemed judges are Glenn Tomlinson (the William Randolph Hearst Curator of Education at the Norton Museum of Art), Charles Gruppé (listed artist and long-time Lighthouse ArtCenter instructor), and Nicole Hickey (Manager of Artist Services, Cultural Council of Palm Beach County.) They will present more than $10,000 in cash and prizes to the artists.  Proceeds help support educational programs at the Lighthouse ArtCenter School of Art.  The funds were raised by an enthusiastic volunteer committee from the Lighthouse ArtCenter. Sponsors of the Plein Air Festival are: Jane and Patrick O’Neill, Barbara Kirsch, Jenny and Larry Schorr, Dina Merrill and Ted Hartley, Sayre Santonelli, John McDonald Company, Jupiter Medical Center, Seacoast National Bank and Plein Air Magazine.

 

 

 

 

Lighthouse ArtCenter Plein Air Committee

Lighthouse ArtCenter Plein Air Committee

 

PleinAirCommittee:  standing (left to right), Maryellen DeFranco, Laurie Brower, Jane O’Neill, Joanne Chanda, Barbara Kirsch, Jenny Schorr. Seated, Ted Matz, Chair of Painting and Drawing at the Lighthouse ArtCenter School of Art, with his painting of Jupiter Beach.   Committee  members missing from photo:  Barb and Chuck Fonner, Beatrice Senderey, Jean Chase, Manon Sander, Sayre Santonelli, Christine Templeton, Cynthia Trone.

 

 

Chris Kling, "Rock and Relentless Surf"

Chris Kling, “Rock and Relentless Surf”

 

 

The Lighthouse ArtCenter, a member-supported 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization, provides visual and performing arts for the community through unique collections, engaging exhibitions and cultural programs, a dynamic School of Art and diverse outreach activities. Programs are funded in part by the Cultural Council of Palm Beach County, the Palm Beach County Tourist Development Council and the Palm Beach County Board of County Commissioners.

 

 

For information on the Lighthouse ArtCenter Museum, School of Art, exhibitions, programs and events, visit LighthouseArts.org or call (561) 746-3101. The Lighthouse ArtCenter is at Gallery Square North, 373 Tequesta Drive, Tequesta, Fla., one-half mile west of U.S. Highway 1. Museum hours are Monday through Friday 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. and Saturday, 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Admission is $5 Monday through Friday. Free admission on Saturday. Closed Sunday.

 

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561-537-0291

 

 

Norton Exhibit Captures the Beauty of NYC’s Industrial Growth

Bellows, Henri, O’Keeffe, Sloan are among noted American artists who will be featured in an exhibition chronicling the industrial growth of New York.  The Norton Museum presents: “Industrial Sublime”, showing art work which captures the ‘beauty’ of the city’s urban transformation.  The Rickie Report shares the details of this exhibit which opens on March 20th.

 

 

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Presents:

“Industrial Sublime”

March 20 through June 22, 2014

 451 S. Olive Ave. in West Palm Beach, FL

 

 

 Billowing smoke, booming industry, noble bridges, and an epic waterfront formed the landscape of a dramatically evolving and growing New York City in the first 40 years of the 20th century. The special exhibition, Industrial Sublime: Modernism and the Transformation of New York’s Rivers, 1900-1940, presented by the Norton, illustrates the convulsive changes of the New York metropolis and its rivers. The exhibition, on view from March 20 through June 22, 2014, features more than 60 paintings and works on paper by acclaimed American artists such as George Bellows, Robert Henri, Georgia O’Keeffe, and John Sloan, and includes five paintings from the Norton Collection.

 

 

 

 

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Cecil Bell’s “Welcoming The Queen Mary”

 

 

These works explore the development of a new mode of landscape painting portraying the rise of American industrialism.  Instead of painting pastoral lakes and majestic mountain ranges, these artists focused on arching bridges, swinging cranes, and ocean liners moving in and out of the city’s harbor.  In chronicling modern New York, these artists created a new visual vocabulary called the Industrial Sublime.

 

 

Kroll's "Queensborough Bridge"

Leon Kroll’s “Queensborough Bridge”

 

 

 

Industrial Sublime is an important exhibition that examines a topic that has not been looked at this broadly until now” says Ellen E. Roberts, Harold and Anne Berkley Smith Curator of American Art at the Norton Museum. “It is an especially nice fit for the Norton, which has such a strong early 20th-century American Collection.”  She adds that, “Museum visitors will enjoy seeing works by well-known artists like Bellows and O’Keeffe as well as wonderful paintings by artists who will likely be new to them.” 

 

 

 

 

 

Industrial Sublime is organized by the Hudson River Museum in Yonkers, N.Y., and co-curated by Kirsten M. Jensen, independent curator and director of the John F. Folinsbee catalogue raisonné project, and Bartholomew F. Bland, Hudson River Museum Director of Curatorial Affairs. Norton Curator Ellen Roberts contributed an essay to the exhibition catalogue titled, “Contested Waterfront: Environmentalism and Modernist Paintings of New York.     

 

 

About the Norton Museum

 

 

The Norton Museum of Art is a major cultural attraction in Florida, and internationally known for its distinguished Permanent Collection featuring American Art, Chinese Art, Contemporary Art, European Art and Photography. The Norton is located at 1451 S. Olive Ave. in West Palm Beach, FL., and  is open Tuesday, Wednesday, Friday and Saturday, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.; Thursday, 10 a.m. to 9 p.m.; and Sunday, 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. (Closed on Mondays and major Holidays). General admission is $12 for adults, $5 for students with a valid ID, and free for Members and children ages 12 and under.  Special group rates are available. Thursdays are half price for everyone. West Palm Beach residents receive free admission every Saturday with proof of residency. Palm Beach County residents receive free admission the first Saturday of each month with proof of residency. For additional information, please call (561) 832-5196, or visit www.norton.org

 

 

 

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Durga Garcia Presents at Wellington Art Society

Durga Garcia will be the guest speaker at the Wellington Art Society on March 12th.  A Fine Art Photographer, Durga has a SOLO exhibition in New York City under the auspices of National Association of Women Artists ( NAWA).  This community-minded artist is always available to confer and nurture other artists of all mediums.  The Rickie Report urges you to attend this event to network with other artists and hear Durga!

 

 

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Wellington Art Society

Presents

Durga Garcia, Fine Art Photographer

“Getting Your Artwork Out There!”

 

 

Wednesday, March 12

6:30-8:30 pm

Wellington Community Center


12165 W. Forest Hill Blvd.  Wellington, FL

 

 

The W.A.S. meeting will be held Wednesday, March 12th at the Wellington Community Center, 12165 West Forest Hill Blvd. As always, there will be a meet and mingle beginning at 6:30pm with a raffle and fabulous art and art related prizes, with the proceeds going to the Wellington Art Society Scholarship Fund. Also of interest is our Member Spotlight for members to show recent work and tell about their upcoming shows and artist development.  The general meeting begins at 7:00PM with the presentation and demo to follow. The evening’s events are generally over by 8:30. Guests are welcome for a $5 fee.

 

 

 

Durga Garcia

Durga Garcia

 

 

 

 

Durga Garcia is a published, internationally shown, award winning and merited photographer of fine art images and portraits. Her images can be found in numerous public and private collections. She is a South Florida based freelance professional photographer of projects, art for artists and portraits with several long-term projects and books to her credit.

 

 

 

 

 

"Artisans" by Durga Garcia

“Artisans” by Durga Garcia

 

 

 

 

Durga brings a most uncommon background to her pictures with a past that has her living in many countries and across America, working as a racehorse trainer, steeplechase jockey, equine veterinary paramedic, certified art appraiser, yoga teacher and member of the U.S. International Pistol Team.

 

 

 

 

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Durga has parlayed her years of experience as a certified art appraiser into a special talent for conveying those nuanced details. Durga teaches photography at the Armory Art Center; leads monthly photo-talk-walks at Jonathan Dickinson & MacArthur Beach State Parks; lectures on photography for Artist and Photographic groups; hosts a blog of tips and tricks of the business for photographers and is currently writing a “Your First Photography” book. 

 

 

 

 

"Last Cypress Tree" by Durga Garcia

“Last Cypress Tree” by Durga Garcia

 

 

 

Ms. Garcia states, “I strive to make an image that people want to look at closely. To notice subtle nuances, created with light and shadows. My fine art images rarely show identity, have a timeless quality, with often the unexpected, gestures, textures, emotions and are hopefully thought-provoking.”   

 

 

"As We Are" from Durga Garcia's SOLO Exhibit at NAWA Headquarters in New York City

“As We Are” from Durga Garcia’s SOLO Exhibit at NAWA Headquarters in New York City

 

Durga’s work is being highlighted in a SOLO show this March at the N.A.W.A Gallery, 80 Fifth Ave, NYC, March 5 – 28, 2014, titled “As We Are” .  More information about this exhibit is listed below.  She is also taking part  in an International Invitational show, The MALAFOCO PROJECT, Montevideo, Uruguay, March 2014.

 

 

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“As We Are,” a solo show of the works of artist Durga Garcia, opened March 5, 2014 in the intimate N.A.W.A. Gallery. The show is an assemblage of Garcia’s conceptual photographic work including her earliest and memorable dark series “Until Ever After,” her ongoing Allegorical series, and a selection of recent conceptual commissioned portraits.  The connecting theme is female figures and earthy tones with subtle shades of meaning, making the images sensuous and often thought-provoking. “ 

“Garcia discloses her mastery of the photographic medium as well as versatile, playful nature. Reflecting the eerie genre of her inspiration sources, these photographs interpret one of the most elaborated themes in art.”    –Art Critic Ana Bambic Kostov, ArtAscent Magazine December 2013

 

 

 When asked how this show came about, Durga tells The Rickie Report: ”I was standing in the National Association of Women Artists Gallery last November, looking at their logo, thinking I can (photographicly)  do that!   Three months later, my N.A.W.A logo inspired work is the frontis piece for my first solo show, As We Are, and it is at the       National  Association of Women Artists gallery on 5th Ave in NYC, during the National Association of Women Artists 125th anniversary year!  This really is more than I dreamed of, I am so excited!”

 

 

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Durga Garcia’s “Artisans”

Durga goes on to share, “The image has been titled “Artisans”, although in color for the frontis piece, for the fine art version, it is desaturated it for the more muted tones I enjoy.  The plans for the As We Are show after is closes in NYC, are for the show to travel to Hilton Head SC before exhibiting in Florida”

 

 

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Durga’s work can be seen locally in a current group show at the Amory Art Center, “Faculty Exhibit” Feb 21- March 22, 2014.  In addition,  50 of her portraits of working dogs will be shown at Palm Beach College, “BARK” Invitational Exhibit, Fall, 2014 . The photographer’s website is www.durgagarcia.com

 

Re: ”As We Are”-  Solo Exhibition, Durga Garcia  at the  National Association of Women Artists, Inc. (N.A.W.A.) . The exhibit runs through March 28, 2014.  Gallery Hours:  Tuesday through Friday, 10 am – 5 pm. The Gallery is located at 80 Fifth Avenue, Suite 1405, New York, NY 10011.  For more information please call 212-675-1616   or e-mail: office@nawa.org

 

 

As always, the evening is for artists and art lovers to hear about all of the exciting projects and initiatives that WAS is involved in and to find out how to participate.

 

Currently the WAS Member Art Show at the Gallery at City Hall features 17 artists and 36 works of art. The Village and Wellington Art Society will host a “Celebrate Creativity” Artists’ Reception  on Tuesday, March 25,from 5:30 –7:00 at the Gallery at City Hall with a demo, Meet the Artists, door prizes, and refreshments. The WAS Member Art Show continues through April 30.

 

The new WAS Members’ Art Showcase beginning March 11, at the Wellington Community Center, lower level is sure to inspire people of all ages who  visit the Community Center. A wide variety of mediums and techniques reveal  the creative artistic expressions and mastery  of our members. The WAS Showcase will continue through mid-June.  Additionally, the Wellington Community Center displays WAS art, original works that are available for sale and are rotated every three months.

 

 

WAS is a 501(c)(3) charitable organization, its mission is to educate and encourage originality and productivity among its members and area youth through programs designed to further the advancement of cultural endeavors in Palm Beach County. For more information, visit their website, www.wellingtonartsociety.org  or wellingtonartsociety.blogspot.com

 

Founded in 1981, The Wellington Art Society is open to artists of all mediums and patrons of the arts, providing both local and regional artists the platform to share their work, learn more about their craft and serve the community through their art. The Wellington Art Society is open to any resident in Palm Beach County.

 

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

Rickie Leiter, Publisher

The Rickie Report

P.O.Box 33423

Palm Beach Gardens, FL 33420

Rickie@therickiereport.com

561-537-0291

 

 

 

 

Contemporary Art Venues for the Discerning Collector 2014:APRIL=ART=HOLLAND

Contemporary art lovers will find the new Art Tour coordinated by Elayne and Marvin Mordes the perfect Spring adventure!  Art Adventures + Whitespace announces an update for their “April=Art=Adventure=Holland” which includes top rated hotels, tours of venues normally not open to the public, and a host of galleries, museums and studios.  The Rickie Report shares the details here.

 

 

   
Art Adventures + Whitespace
is pleased to announce
APRIL = ART = ADVENTURE = HOLLAND
Sunday, April 27 – Sunday, May 4, 2014
+
BRUSSELS
an optional pre-Holland program
Thursday, April 24 – Sunday, April 27
with transfer to Amsterdam included

            UPDATE:  in Amsterdam   FOAM Museum – Richard Mosse – “the Enclave”  this is the exhibition from the Irish Pavilion at the 55th Venice Biennale.  It was fantastic !!

                                in Amsterdam:     Jeff Wall, Marcel Wanders, Felix Vallotton, Brancusi-rosso and Man Ray, in Den Haag -  Photo as Figure
                                in Tilburg at De Pont – Dan Graham
                    in Den Haag:  Mondrian and Cubism – the largest collection of Modrian in the world…
                                                            Thomas Houseago – mid-career retrospective
                    in Brussels:  Christina Iglesias,  The Tobias Twins, Van Haerents Collection, CAB exhibition of young artists selected by 8 prominent Belgian Collectors
                      
                        – amazing private collections and foundations….
registration form is attached.
            Space is available. 
Please join us for a fabulous adventure.
This is shaping up to be our best ART ADVENTURE to date!!!
Don’t miss this program!
UPDATE:  some exhibitions that we will be visiting on this program:
- in Brussels:  Christina Igleias
2014 – Holland Art Adventures
Hotel:  5 star luxury Andaz located on the Prince’s canal in Amsterdam center
            – Designed by Marcel Wanders  www.amsterdam.prinsengracht.andaz.com
-includes 7 nights with all food, motor coach transport, curators, guides and entrances
-curated tours of the Rijksmuseum, the CoBrA Museum, the Stedelijk Museum, the Van Gogh Museum
-curated tour of de Appel contemporary art foundation
-De Pont Museum in Tilberg
-Museum Boijmans Van Beuningen  and Witte de Witt in Rotterdam
-private collections
-private foundations
-Artist studio visits
-Gallery visits
-collections in Rotterdam and the Hague
-weather permitting a tour of Keukenhof – the tulip capitol of the world!
………………and as usual – MORE TO COME
+ 2014 Belgium. Brussels
……….. (for previous Art Adventure’s travellers to Belgium – a totally new progam)
- VIP entrance and opening night at one of Europe’s best Art Fairs. – ArtBrussels 2014
- 3 nights at luxury hotel with all meals, motor coach transport, entrances and curators
- Curated visit to Villa Empain private contemporary art foundation
- private collections and foundations
-Van Haerents Collection
- Artist studios
- Cocktail reception at Pierre Marie Giraud’s new townhouse gallery
- cocktail reception at Xavier Hufkens Gallery
- Curated tour of the Dhondt-Dhaenens Museum – the Tobias Twins Exhibition
- And as usual……………. MORE TO COME
Looking forward to having you join us on this latest
ART ADVENTURE…..
Elayne Mordes, ASID AAA
Whitespace/ Art Adventures
2805 N. Australian Avenue
West Palm Beach, Florida 33407
T:561.842.4131
F:561.842.4132
E: 2805@mordes.net
www.whitespacecollection.com

 

REGISTRATION INFORMATION and FORM

 

 

Contemporary art venues for the discerning collector…….

2014:   APRIL=ART=HOLLAND

Sunday, April 27, 2014 – Sunday, May 4, 2014 +Brussels

*** an optional pre-Holland program to Brussels ***

Thursday, april 24 – Sunday, April 27

 

Deluxe motorcoach transfer to Amsterdam included

 

REGISTRATION  DEPOSIT  FORM

$800.00 PER PERSON TO SECURE YOU SPACE

***The number of participants for this program will be limited***

fully refundable deposit until Jan.30, 2014

 

Enclosed please find my check in full for $__________ for ______ place(s) on the enclosed proposed program.

Credit cards (Visa, Mastercard or American Express) accepted with a 4% fee.

****Please check the appropriate box below if you will be attending the Brussels Program portion.

Brussels      Attending ____        Not attending _____

Holland       Attending ____

 

Rooms are located in the following Hotel for Amsterdam, Netherlands

Hotel Andaz Amsterdam Prinsengracht    Prinsengracht 587   1016 HT Amsterdam

www.Amsterdam.prinsengracht.andaz.com

 

The total amount per person for the complete AMSTERDAM + HOLLAND program is:

Please circle your choice of room:

Double occupied Garden View King room per person:     $7000.00

Double occupied Canal View King room per person:          $ 7370.00

 

Single occupied Garden View room:   $8380.00

Single occupied Canal View room :                                 $9115.00

** rooms are available either before or after the program at a special group rate.

Belgium/Brussels:

 

The total amount per person for the complete BELGIUM program is:

Per Person regardless of single or double room occupancy:      $2650

 

This includes transport to Amsterdam on Sunday, April 24, 2014

** rooms are available before this program at a special rate

 

Inclusive in these programs  are all meals , entrances to exhibitions, guides and curators, ground transportation by deluxe motor coach, and hotel in a prime location for 7 nights in Holland and 3 nights in Brussels with buffet breakfast.

 

Please purchase trip insurance for your protection

Suggested:   Phyllis at Eileen’s Travel

561.655.2234

 

Not IncludedPassport expenses, alcoholic beverages, mini bar, phone charges and meals other than those specified in the final itinerary;  items of a personal nature; excess baggage charges; and all items not specifically mentioned in the itinerary which include airport transfers.

Air transportation is not included.  It is the responsibility of each traveler to secure his/her own travel arrangements to and from the Host City including airport transfers and to insure their air travel, transportation arrangements and all land costs.

 

Identification:  Passengers are responsible for carrying valid passports and visas, if necessary, for passage within the destinations described in the itinerary.

 

Transportation and Accommodations:  Land transportation will be by air-conditioned deluxe motor coach.  Hotel accommodations are as noted above.

 

Program Changes:  The itinerary is subject to change.

 

Deposits and Refunds:  All deposits are fully refundable up to January 30, 2014.  There will be no deposit refunds of any kind after that date.

 

Balance Due and Refunds:   All balances are due in full by February 15, 2014.   No monies are refundable after January 30, 2014.

 

Responsibility/Refund Policy:  Elayne and Marvin Mordes t/a Art Adventures, act only as agents for the passengers with respect to the hotels, transportation (either air, motorcoach, limousine, taxi or public conveyance), and all other services, and as such hold themselves free of liability for any injury, delay, cancellation or damage from any cause whatsoever.  The Mordes’ t/a Art Adventures accept no responsibility for losses, damages or delays or cancellations occasioned by sickness, strife, war, quarantine, weather or any other acts beyond their control.  There are no refunds for this program if any of the above mentioned actions are in anyway the cause for cancellation or delay by either party.

 

Each traveler must accept responsibility for insuring their total costs for this program.  We suggest that each person purchase “all contingency” trip insurance. By signing the form below you understand and agree to all policies listed in this document.

 

Signature(s):___________________________________________________

 

____________________________________________________________

 

 

Please Print information:

Name(s):_______________________________________________________

 

Phone:_____________     Fax:______________ e-mail_________________________________

 

Address:______________________________    City/State/Zip___________________________

Credit card #:__________________________  expiration:___________Security code:________

 

Billing Zip Code: ________________   Name on Card: ________________________________

 

Room type and occupancy number:     Holland: Single garden:_____     Single Canal: ________

Double garden:  ____   Double Canal: _______

 

Belgium:  Attending Yes __________   No ___________

 

Return by mail, a check (or credit card info – name as appears on card, billing address, zip, card number, expiration date  and security code) made out to Art Adventures along with this signed and completed registration form (both pages) to:

Art Adventures

2805 N. Australian Ave

West Palm Beach, Florida  33407

Fax: 561.842.4132

Thank you for joining Art Adventures,  

2014:  April = Art = Holland + Brussels

 

 

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

Rickie Leiter, Publisher

The Rickie Report

P.O.Box 33423

Palm Beach Gardens, FL 33420

Rickie@therickiereport.com

561-537-0291