Boca Raton Museum Art School Announces Summer Camp For Ages 5 – 12, Teen , Adult Classes And Workshops

Boca Raton Museum Art School is busy this summer with summer camp for children, workshops for teenagers, and adult summer classes.  Weekly summer day camp takes place 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 and urges everyone to sign up now!

 

 

 

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

 

 

 

 

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Business Gets Beautiful: Boca Raton Museum Art School Exhibits Artwork In International Building And Invites Public To Meet The Artists

The Boca Raton Museum Art School has initiated a partnership with Liberty Equities which owns and operates International Plaza building in Boca Raton. Throughout the year the Art School will be exhibiting student artwork in the public space and hallways of the buildings at 7280 and 7284 West Palmetto Park Road. The first exhibit features 50 artworks by 18 advanced art students. The public is invited to Meet The Artists on Wednesday, April 11th.  The exhibit is available through late July, 2018.  The Rickie Report shares the details and some sneak peeks.  KUDOS to all parties for supporting local artists!

 

 

 

 

 

The Boca Museum Art School  and Liberty Equities

Invite the public:

Meet The Artists Reception

Wednesday, April 11

5 – 7 PM

International Plaza Buildings

7280 and 7284  W. Palmetto Park Road    Boca Raton, FL

This exhibit is available through late July, 2018

 

International Plaza

 

“This project gives the students an opportunity to display their artwork in a corporate environment to an audience that may not be familiar with the talent of the local artists,” says Water O’Neill, Director of the Art School.

 

George Brock, President of Liberty Equities says “Partnering with the Museum and School is a fantastic way to get involved with the community, brighten our surroundings, and encourage local artists by displaying their artwork.”

 

International Plaza is a Class A office building located at 7280 and 7284 West Palmetto Park Road and tenants include medical offices as well as legal, financial, and real estate services. While many office buildings display artwork, few take the extra effort to support the local community art school and local artists. International Plaza stands out for partnering with a non-profit to highlight culture and community in its environs.

 

 

 

For more information about this event, 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

 

 

 

 

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

Rickie Leiter, Publisher

Rickie@therickiereport.com   561-537-0291

17019 SW Sapri Way   Port St. Lucie, FL 34986

 

 

 

 

Portrait Of Old Floresta Plein Air Paintings Featured At Boca Raton Museum Of Art School. Opening Reception April 6

The Boca Raton Museum Art School is hosting an exhibit of painting by the Plein Air Palm Beach artists group. The exhibit opens on Friday, April 6, with a reception to meet the artists. The paintings on exhibit were each painted on site in the historic Old Floresta neighborhood behind the Art School. Old Floresta was created in the 1920’s by Addison Mizner. The lush vegetation and original Mizner houses present a picturesque view of old Florida. Plein Air Palm Beach is an active artists group that organizes painting meet ups and exhibits throughout Palm Beach County.  This exhibit will be available for one week only, until April 12, 2018.  The Rickie Report shares the details and some sneak peeks.  New, Spring classes at the Art School start April 16, 2018.

 

 

 

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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

 

 

 

 

The Boca Raton Museum Art School

801 West Palmetto Park Road

Hosts:

Plein Air Palm Beach artists group

 

“A Portrait Of Old Floresta”

Free, Opening Reception

Friday, April 6th

 5 – 7:30 pm

Exhibit available through April 12, 2018

 

Paintings of Old Floresta by Plein Air Palm Beach group

 

 

The Boca Raton Museum Art School is partnering with the Plein Air Painters of Palm Beach County to exhibit plein air paintings, including portraits of houses and views of the streets of Old Floresta.  Old Floresta is the Mizner designed neighborhood behind the Art School. There are twenty-nine original 1920’s homes along the picturesque tree-lined streets of Old Floresta.

 

 

Plein Air Painting of Old Floresta by Sheila Wolff

For more information about Plein Air Palm Beach:

http://www.pleinairpalmbeach.com

or join the meet up http://www.meetup.com/palmbeachartists

 

 

 

 

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

 

 

 

 

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

Rickie Leiter, Publisher

Rickie@therickiereport.com   561-537-0291

17019 SW Sapri Way   Port St. Lucie, FL 34986

 

 

 

 

 

Special Presidents Day Workshops At Boca Raton Museum of Art School February 17 – 19, For All Levels

The Boca Raton Museum Art School is offering special workshops during the President’s Day 3-day week February 17 – 19. The workshops are open to beginners as well as experienced artists; the aim is to experiment and try something different. The Rickie Report shares the details and some sneak peeks. The pastel workshop and flower painting workshop were sold out in January so these workshops are being presented again!  

 

 

 

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

bocamuseum.org/theartschool

New spring classes start February 26!  

Check the website or call the office for more information.

 

Boca Raton Museum of Art – The Art School

 

WORKSHOPS on Presidents’ Day Weekend:

 

 

DRAWING:  

Drawing for Absolute Beginners. 
Have you always wanted to take an art class but were afraid you would be sitting next to a Leonardo Da Vinci? If so, this class is for you; a class in which you can start your artistic path.
Saturday February 17, 1:30 PM – 4:30 PM  $75 
 Instructor: Leslie Albert

 

 

DRAWING:

Mandala in Colored Pencils
Through storytelling, guided meditation, and specific colored pencil drawing exercises create your own mandala. Learn to express the essential beauty and wholeness of your true nature and tap into the creativity of your spirit. (45 minute lunch break)
Sunday, February 18, 10am to 3pm, $75, Material Fee $15 
Instructor: Genie Appel-Cohen

 

 

JEWELRY:

Gemstone Cutting: Lapidary
Learn to form cabochon-style stones that can be used in future jewelry projects. Using saws, grinders, sanders, and polishing machines, students gain the pleasure of bringing a gemstone to life. 
Saturday and Sunday, Feb 17 and 18.  1 – 4 PM, $120
Instructor: Don Dietz

 

 

PAINTING:

Breathing New Life into Old Paintings- with Oil Pastels
We all have them, those paintings that just didn’t make a home run.  Now you can take that not quite perfect painting out of the closet and re-invigorate it; keep the good sections, and alter other sections to make a completely new artwork.
Monday, February 19, 9:30 AM – 12:30 PM, $75
Instructor: Genie Appel-Cohen

PAINTING:

Paint Gorgeous Flowers in Oils!
Learn to paint flowers that look truly fresh and alive as you discover how to create accurate form and luminescent color! Plenty of demonstrations and time to practice new techniques will be provided. $25 material fee for canvas, brushes, and oil paint. (45 minute lunch break)  Instructor: Diane Reeves

SUNDAY & MONDAY, FEB. 18 & 19 / 10:00 AM–4:30 PM ART SCHOOL  $200

Transform your Art: Collage & More

Refresh and reinvent your art.  Explore how to use unfinished paintings or drawings combined with photos, collage elements to create a foundation for drawing and painting a completely new artwork.
Instructor: Barbara Wasserman
Monday, Feb. 19  10 AM to 3PM

 

For more information about this event or classes:

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

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

 

 

 

 

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

Rickie Leiter, Publisher

Rickie@therickiereport.com   561-537-0291

17019 SW Sapri Way   Port St. Lucie, FL 34986

 

 

 

 

 

Art Synergy/Art Boca Raton Call For Art From Palm Beach, Martin, St. Lucie, And Broward Counties

Art Synergy/Art Boca Raton is inviting artists from Broward, Palm Beach, Martin and St. Lucie Counties to apply to the call for artists for Art Forms at Art Boca Raton. This will be the third year for this unique event. Art Boca Raton Contemporary Art Fair, March 14-18, 2018 will be held in the International Pavilion of the Palm Beaches in cooperation with Florida Atlantic University. Showcasing contemporary, modern and emerging art, sculpture, photography, works on paper and installations, the fair will offer a broad range of art to both beginning and seasoned collectors. Art Boca Raton will encompass 60-65 dealers carefully selected by a curatorial committee in order to assure dealer quality and exclusivity.  The Rickie Report shares the details and urges artists to apply and art patrons to mark their calendars now! Noor Blazekovic will serve as juror of this exhibit.

 

 

 

 

PRESENTS:

 

 

 

Vernissage
To benefit the Boca Raton Museum of Art and School
Wednesday, March 14, 2018

Fair Dates
Thursday, Mar 15, 11 am – 7 pm
Friday, Mar 16, 11 am – 7 pm
Saturday, Mar 17, 11 am – 7 pm
Sunday, Mar 18, 11 am – 6 pm

3450 NW 8th Avenue   Boca Raton, FL 33431
At Research Park on the grounds of Florida Atlantic University

 

Open to the Public   For more information:  www.artsynergy.org

 

CALL TO ARTISTS:

PALM BEACH,  MARTIN,  BROWARD, ST. LUCIE COUNTIES

 

The International Pavilion of the Palm Beaches will include a 65,000 sq. ft. /6100 sq. meter exhibition hall, a full service restaurant, sculpture garden and lecture hall facility. Ample parking and valet service will be available to fair attendees.

All artists wishing to participate are required to submit an application to the jury and must apply via Juried Art Services. www.juriedartservices.com

 

The non-refundable fee for the online application is $40. Three pieces may be submitted. The width cannot exceed 48”

The deadline to apply is February 16, 2018

APPLICATION GUIDELINES

Art Synergy/Art Boca Raton 2018 Exhibition is open to all professional artists who reside and work in Broward, Palm Beach, Martin and St. Lucie Counties. All work to be exhibited must be well conceived, expertly executed, and arrive ready to hang.

If you need a pedestal or monitor YOU MUST PROVIDE IT. All work should reflect the individuality of the artist. Giclee reproductions of paintings will not be accepted.

CATEGORIES

2D, 3D, and Kinetic

ENTRY RULES
The images submitted must fully reflect the work to be exhibited in the booth. An artist who works in more than one media category, must submit an application in each category. If one application is accepted, only work in that category may be exhibited.

IMAGES
Each applicant may submit (1) one image of each piece of work to be shown for consideration by the jury. 3-D art may submit 2 images. File format: JPEG only
Images must comply with those required by Juried Art Services

If your work is accepted, there is a requirement to volunteer in the booth for at least 4 hours during the shows days. Also, accepted artists must provide a head shot.

JURY DECISIONS
Jurors’ selections are based on the level of technical skill, quality of workmanship, and originality of design as represented in the images submitted.

Artwork must be picked up on Sunday, March 18, 2018, between 6:00 – 7:00 p.m.

If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to contact us at artsynergypbc@gmail.com.

If you have 3D art, please provide a pedestal or hanging instructions and hardware or be available to install your piece at drop-off. We have no pedestals or display props.

**All submitted 2D or hanging works must be wired and ready for hanging, loose flat work not framed (I.e. prints, photographs, etc.) will not be acceptable entries.**

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Juror: NOOR BLAZEKOVIC

A graduate from the University of Central Venezuela with a B.S. in Communications, Noor Blazekovic served for 10 years as a TV studio and field producer for Venevision TV Channel, Venezuela Latin America. She moved to the United States in 1998 expanding her production skills into the visual arts industry, having worked for Art Basel Miami Beach Show Management from 2002-2006; and in 2006 she founded Irreversible Magazine and Projects, developing an extensive international platform for nontraditional exhibitions and cultural exchanges. In addition, since 2008 Blazekovic is the Executive Director of GIANTS IN THE CITY, a monumental inflatable traveling public art exhibition where she oversees the projects and exhibitions related to the Arts in Public Places Program; confers with artists, and consults with Art Commissions, City and County departments, as well as community groups and developers regarding projects, art events and workshops. As the Magazine Publisher of Irreversible and Chief Editor, she manages the editorial and commercial success of an award-winning contemporary art publication; defining the editorial position and managing business operations to provide readers with high-quality content while maximizing revenue and profit for 10+ years. Blazekovic is a respected art curator and project developer within the South Florida art community and beyond, her projects have taken her worldwide where she has mentored numerous emerging and mid-career artists, helping them to develop their careers and strengthen their work while building a collector base and following. Blazekovic has received numerous awards within the industry for her leadership role and continued developments within the local community.

 

For more information:

 www.juriedartservices.com

www.artsynergy.org

 

 

 

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

Rickie Leiter, Publisher

Rickie@therickiereport.com   561-537-0291

17019 SW Sapri Way   Port St. Lucie, FL 34986

 

 

 

 

Boca Raton Museum Art School Offers Special Workshops During Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Week For All Levels. Try Something Different!

Boca Raton Museum Art School is offering special workshops during the Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. 3-day week January 13- 15. The workshops are open to beginners, intermediate, and experienced artists; the aim is to experiment and try something different. The Rickie Report shares the details  and some sneak peeks.  From Drawing, Jewelry making, to Painting, this is your chance to learn a new technique or hone  a skill.  Coming up: New 4-session courses start Monday, January 29. Classes include: Collage, Beginning Drawing, Drawing in the Museum, Kumihimo, Ikebana Flower Design, Portrait Painting and Textile Transformations.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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 of Art – The Art School

 

 

Large Scale Figure Drawing

 

 

DRAWING: Large Scale Figure Drawing


Break out of the box and draw bigger! Drawing life-size or larger than life format provides students with the opportunity to better see shapes, forms, and planes within the figure. (45 minute lunch break)
 $95, 
Instructor: Leslie Albert

 

Necklace by Marta Cruz

 

 

JEWELRY: Florida Black Coral Jewelry

Join expert jeweler, Don Dietz, in this exciting workshop to create your own unique jewelry using Florida black coral. The workshop includes how to collect coral, smoothing and polishing, forming it into shapes, and assembling it with sterling silver findings. 
Saturday, January 13,  NOON – 5:00 PM, $110
Instructor: Don Dietz

 

Oil Pastel

 

 

PAINTING: Breathing New Life into Old Paintings – with Oil Pastels

We all have them, those paintings that just didn’t make a home run.  Now you can take that not quite perfect painting out of the closet and re-invigorate it; keep the good sections, and alter other sections to make a completely new artwork.
Monday, January 15,  9:30 AM – 12:30 PM, $75  Instructor: Genie Appel-Cohen

 

 

Painting Flowers in oils

 

PAINTING: Paint Gorgeous Flowers in Oils!

Learn to paint flowers that look truly fresh and alive as you discover how to create accurate form and luminescent color! Plenty of demonstrations and time to practice new techniques will be provided. $25 material fee for canvas, brushes. and oil paint. (45 minute lunch break)  Instructor: Diane Reeves   Sunday and Monday, January 14 and 15  
10 AM to 4:30 PM $200

 

 

Abstract Painting

 

PAINTING: Stand up to Paint!
Challenge yourself to paint abstractly on large scale with big brushes to explore composition, gesture, and mark making. Hang your large canvas on the wall to ensure using your entire body in the process of painting. This 2-day atelier is for expanding your reach, experimenting, and discovering.   Instructor: Eydi Lampasona
  Sunday and Monday, January 14 and 15  
10 AM – 5 PM, $215

 

 

Drawing at the Museum with Chris Lopez

 

For more information about this event or classes:

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

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

 

 

 

 

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

Rickie Leiter, Publisher

Rickie@therickiereport.com   561-537-0291

17019 SW Sapri Way   Port St. Lucie, FL 34986

Boca Raton Museum Of Art Features Whitespace Col-lect For Special 2 Day Event Thursday, January 11th and Friday, January 12th

The Boca Museum of Art brings Whitespace Col-lect for a special 2 day event on Thursday, January 11th and Friday, January 12th.  The public is invited to become ART ADVOCATES by supporting and wearing unique, handmade art pieces.  The Rickie Report shares the details here.

 

 

 

For more information about Whitespace’s exhibits and docent led tours visit:

www.whitespacecollection.com

 

 

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

Rickie Leiter, Publisher

Rickie@therickiereport.com   561-537-0291

17019 SW Sapri Way   Port St. Lucie, FL 34986

The Behind-The-Scenes Story of “The Midwives” Painting By Carla Golembe

Imagine our delight and surprise when reading Hadassah Magazine and seeing a painting that looked familiar!  Rickie Leiter, publisher of The Rickie Report interviews Carla Golembe, to share the behind-the-scenes story of how her painting, “The Midwives” was published.  Carla teaches at Old School Square in Delray Beach and at the Boca Museum School of Art, focusing on nurturing her students to express what they feel.  Her acrylic paintings and limited editions are sold internationally. The Rickie Report shares the story and some sneak peeks of her other works of art here.

 

 

C  A  R  L  A        G  O  L  E  M  B  E  

 

ARTIST   ILLUSTRATOR

 

 

 

“The Midwives” by Carla Golembe

 

Carla Golembe tells The Rickie Report, “We live on an increasingly small planet in dangerous times. The state of our world is impossible to ignore. As humans we straddle the river of our potential with one foot on each bank. Our capacity for love and compassion is equaled by our ability to turn our backs on one another and by the biases and hatreds that people have harbored since the beginning of time”.  

 

She says, “And yet I continue to paint beauty, joy, connection and harmony. My paintings are human and universal, multicultural and cross cultural. My intention is to create a visual haven that encourages viewers to enter my domain, dwell in beauty, rejoice in color and breathe. The figures emanate wonder and mystery. The work is evocative rather than descriptive. My interest as an artist lies in expressing how something feels rather than what it looks like. As my subject matter expands to include both my inner vision and the outer world, I find myself painting about inclusiveness and caring for the earth. I am painting hope. This is my authentic personal expression and my purpose as a painter. The world of my paintings is not “realism” but perhaps it’s “magic realism”. It’s the reality of what makes my life worth living, what makes us human and what I want to bring into the world”.

 

 

“Mantras II” by Carla Golembe

 

 

Carla’s paintings are the product of her dreams and experiences. They speak of hope and love, of mystery and delight. Her work expresses the harmony between individuals, between people and animals, people and nature, within a person’s soul. They are colorful and sensual, reflecting the tropical beauty of her home and travels. “The full spectrum of positive emotion echoes through my work. Although the pieces express an optimistic attitude they are not naïve, rather they come from an understanding that pain and anxiety are part of life but joy is a more desirable place to dwell. Although my compositions are designed and defined sometimes there is no gravity in my visual world. The figures often inhabit ambiguous spaces, places where earth, sky and water flow into one another and where light and darkness merge. They are frequently caught in a moment of being or becoming, for it is in that moment that all dreams are possible”.

 

 

“For All ll” by Carla Golembe

 

 

Color brings life to Carla’s imagery, as she works in acrylic, building layer upon layer of color. With this layering technique she is able to achieve a simple but complex depth. The process is always unfolding, always revealing more. Strong color, shape and composition give impact to the imagery. Her influences come from both traditional Western art and folk art. The result is a blend and balance that is her own unique style.

 

TRR:  Tell us how “The midwives” painting came to be published in Hadassah Magazine

CG:

Back in the early 80’s I was showing my work at Kolbo Fine Judaica in Brookline, MA. I’d been showing there since 1979 and still exhibit paintings there now. In the 80’s I was primarily working in monotype. I had created a piece with a calligraphic border depicting Shifra and Puah, the midwives who saved the male Jewish babies who Pharoah had decreed must be put to death. It was hanging in Kolbo’s window.

 

 

 

 

MANA (Midwives Alliance of North America) was having a national conference in Brookline and one of the attendees saw the Midwives piece when she was walking by Kolbo. She contacted me about it, to ask if MANA could make a poster from it, but it had already sold. We came to an agreement; I would create a new piece that MANA could use for the poster, charge them a low fee for usage rights and, in return, once poster sales profit exceeded my fee they’d pay me a small percentage of the sales. I would keep the piece. The arrangement worked well.

 

A number of months later MANA asked me about the original that I’d created for the poster. They wanted to honor a midwife who was 85 or 90 years old and had delivered hundreds of babies in the Arizona Territory before Arizona was a state. They wanted to give her the piece but they didn’t have much money to spend. I felt privileged that they would want to honor her with my artwork and clearly, right thing to do was to donate the piece to give to this woman and that’s what I did. I think that was a good karmic moment. You give and you receive. Sales of the poster (and later the T- shirt) were strong for almost 30 years and every 6 months or a year I’d get a little royalty check as well as notes and emails about how much the poster meant to midwives all over the country.

 

The image had been taken from a slide and eventually the slide was lost and no one could find the image which had deteriorated over time anyway and so, as of a few years ago, there were no more posters or shirts available. But I’d still occasionally get inquiries about it because someone had seen a poster or a t shirt. My response was always to explain that as far as I knew they were not in circulation but that I would be happy to create an original based on that piece although, of course, it would be different. Every piece is an original and I was now working in acrylic rather than monotype.

 

Last summer I was contacted by Steve Calvin of the Minnesota Birth Center about the poster which he had seen while visiting the Breath of Life Birthing Center in Largo, FL. He commissioned a painting based on the poster. It was really enjoyable revisiting the theme over 30 years later in a different medium and a pleasure working with Steve. He was very happy with the painting which graces the walls of the Birth Center. Then, last winter, I was contacted by Hadassah Magazine about the old poster. They were planning to publish an article on midwives in their March issue and had seen the original poster image. Could they have permission to use it to illustrate the article? I explained that there were no images of the original poster (I had no files and the slide was gone) but that I’d created a new piece for the Minnesota Birth Center and I would contact them to see if it was ok for the magazine to use it.

 

The Birth Center was very gracious and said it was fine with them and that’s how the image came to be used in the magazine, though Hadassah chose not to include the border with the calligraphy.  I am selling prints, t shirts, coffee mugs etc with the image of the new painting through Fine Art America. The request made by the Minnesota Birth Center was that I donate a percentage of my profits from sales of the image to the Breath of Life Birthing Center in Largo, FL. I am happy to do so. So the good karma and love from this piece continues.

 

“Dragonfly Days” by Carla Golembe

TRR:  Your background as an illustrator and artist is so full. Please tell us more.

CG:

 

Carla Golembe is an award winning artist, illustrator, author and teacher. Her work is shown at galleries throughout the United States. Collections include Hyatt Corp, Pan Pacific Hotels, Sheppard Pratt Hospital, Medical College of Virginia Hospitals, Worcester Art Museum (Worcester, MA), Academy Art Museum (Easton, MD), Boston Public Library, University College of University of Maryland, Montgomery County MD Art in Public Places and others. She has received artist residencies from the Hambidge Center in Rabun Gap, GA; Altos de Chavon in the Dominican Republic and Kalani Honua in Hawaii. As an artist in residence in these places she presented her work to the community by giving talks, demonstrations and exhibitions.  Carla’s paintings are represented by Cove Gallery, Wellfleet, MA, Kolbo Fine Judaica, Brookline, MA, and Gallery Galleon, Vieques, Puerto Rico.

 

 

“The Princess And The Queen” by Carla Golembe

 

 

Carla’s children’s books are numerous and have sold internationally.  Her other illustration work includes greeting cards, fine illustration stock images for Artville/Getty Images and Imagezoo, educational and medical projects for children and magazine work. She has received awards for her children’s books from the New York Times, Parent’s Choice, The American Folklore Society and PMA, the Independent Book Publisher’s Association as well as others.

 

“Submerged” by Carla Golembe

 

 

Carla has taught fine art and illustration courses at Maryland College of Art and Design and the Maryland Institute College of Art, and Lighthouse Center for the Arts. She worked with elementary school children teaching them to write and illustrate picture books and fold books through the Center for Creative Education and the Milagro Center. She presently teaches painting at Old School Square in Delray Beach and the Art School of the Boca Museum of Art . She has been doing presentations and workshops for children, teens and adults in schools, libraries, museums and other community based venues for over 25 years. Carla has been an artist for five Animals on Parade Public Art Projects including Washington DC’s Party Animals and Pandamania, Ocean City Maryland’s OC Beach Birds, Prince George’s County, Maryland’s Birds-I-View and Palm Beach County’s Wild Things.

 

For more information about Carla’s artwork, classes, workshops: 

Please contact carlagolembe@gmail.com

 

 

Carla’s website: www.carlagolembe.com

 

 

 

Here are more links:

https://fineartamerica.com/featured/the-midwives-carla-golembe.html  Prints available of many sold and unsold paintings through Fine Art America

http://fineartamerica.com/artists/carla+golembe/paintings  All are original acrylics on canvas. Most paintings available for purchase.

Cove Gallery http://www.covegallery.com
Gallery Galleon http://www.gallerygalleon.com/carla_golembe.php#worx
Bess Press http://besspress.com/products/product/1859.html
Image Zoo http://www.imagezoo.com/results.asp?lstfotogs=CGO
Amazon.com http://www.amazon.com/s/ref=nb_sb_noss?url=search-alias%3Dstripbooks&field-keywords=carla+golembe

 

 

 

 

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Art Synergy V Announces Events, Participating Artists January 17 -21, 2018 And A School Supply Drive

A snapshot of events coming up for art Synergy V ArtPalmBeach from January 17 through 21st includes several exciting  additions to the schedule of events!  We’ll partner with Old School Square in bringing a hands-on art project for children to the Convention Center where they will be able to create art and exhibit in the booth during the show! We will be offering free tickets to the fair for the children and their parents.  Each evening after the close of the fair, we have scheduled events with our District Partners in Lake Worth, Delray, West Palm and Lake Park.  The Rickie Report shares the details and the list of artists accepted to art Synergy V’s Exhibit which takes place at the Palm Beach County Convention Center in West Palm Beach. Art Synergy has partnered with Eagle Arts Academy in Wellington to gather donations for school supplies for the children that have come to South Florida from Puerto Rico.  The new logo says it all….“art Synergy  We Aspire To Inspire”.  Kudos to all!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

January 17 -21,  2018

Here is a snapshot of the calendar of events.
More details to follow….

 

 

Artwork by Laurent Dareau

 

 

 

The 2 Main Events are:

Wednesday, January 17

 6  – 10 PM

Art Synergy at ArtPalmBeach

650 Okeechobee Blvd.   West Palm Beach, FL 33401

 

Opening Reception Art Synergy V at Art Palm Beach
Opening Reception of Art Synergy and Old School Square “Messy Hands” Children’s Atelier

 

2018 Artists:

Lee Andre
Brian Cattelle
Jacklyn Coyne
Laurent Dareau
Nate Ditzler
Diane Lublinski
Lenore Robins
Barry Seidman
Chad Steve
Melissa Vlahos
Marilyn Walter
Tanya Witzel

 

Art by Diane Lubinski

 

 

 

Thursday, January 18

 Noon – 7 PM

Art Synergy: West Palm Beach
Continuum Pop-up Exhibition

701 S Rosemary Ave. Suite 112 West Palm Beach, FL 33401

V.I.P. Black Tie and Venetian Mask Fundraiser Gala

 

Art by Chad Steve

Friday, January 19, 2018

6 – 10 PM

Art Synergy: Lake Worth
Benzaiten Center for Creative Arts

1105 2nd Avenue South   Lake Worth, FL 33460

A unique gallery Show, live music, wine, appetizers, and GLASS BLOWING BY Benzaiten artists: Rick Eggert and David Peterson. We will also have 2 Visiting Artists joining us for Special Demos: Ross Richmond, Glass Blower and Chadd Lacy, Flameworker.

 

 

Art Synergy: Lake Park
Kelsey Theater

8 PM

700 Park Ave.   Lake Park, FL 33403

Performance by Ordinary Boys: A Tribute To The Smiths & Morrissey

 

 

Art by Jacklyn Coyne

 

Saturday, January 20

Noon – 7 PM
Art Synergy: Delray Beach

Art Synergy VIP Gala Fundraiser at Old School Square- Delray Beach

51 N Swinton Ave, Delray Beach, FL 33444

Meet the artists of the Art Synergy V Exhibition and enjoy a magical evening of art and music featuring “Looking Glass”, a group exhibition currently featuring contemporary artwork that immerses the viewer into the piece by creating their own reflection. The viewer and space around the piece become a part of the work itself. Later join us at the adjacent Pavilion for “UNLEASHED DELRAY” a night of high energy music and drink.

Sunday, January 21

Noon – 6 PM
Art Synergy: Boynton Beach
Albert Paley on The Avenue of the Arts

Ocean Avenue from Seacrest Boulevard to Federal Highway.
The national exhibit is an easy-to-walk, self-guided, 30-minute tour along E. Ocean Avenue in the City’s Cultural District. Albert Paley’s descriptive commentary of each of his sculptures can be accessed via a smartphone connecting with a QR code on each of the artwork plaques.

http://www.boynton-beach.org/departments/public_art/avenue_of_the_arts/index.php

The Boynton Beach Art District
ActivistArtistA Bay Gate Mural Project

404-410 West Industrial Ave., Boynton Beach Fl 33426
Self-guided tour

 

 

DROP  OFF  SCHOOL SUPPLIES:

Tuesdays- Saturday 12-5 PM

Rolando Chang Barrero

The Box Gallery
811 Belvedere Road   West Palm Beach, Florida 33405

 

 

To Benefit:  Eagle  Arts Academy  Charter School For The Arts

 

 

 

Art Synergy has partnered with Eagle Arts Academy in Wellington to gather donations for school supplies for the children that have come to South Florida from Puerto Rico. As of this week, Eagle Arts Academy has received 35 children from Puerto Rico, including 16 this week alone. They have spent over $5K in hotel housing support, funded by a GoFundMe account, to house the new families that were devastated by Hurricane Maria. The school is K_* and are in need of backpacks and supplies for these children. You can drop them off at The Box Gallery during business hours.

 

Backpacks (age appropriate)
#2 Pencils
24 – Crayons
Glue Sticks
Box of Tissues
Pink Eraser
Broad Tip Markers
Pair of list Scissors
Pencil Case
Wide Ruled Spiral Bound Notebooks
Pocket Folders
White Glue
Pkg. Washable Felt Markers
Pkg. Lined Paper
Pkg. Plain Paper
Blue Pens
Red Pens
Ruler
1″ Binders
Subject Dividers
Scientific Calculator
Geometry Set
Pocket Dictionary
Thesaurus
Pencil Sharpener
Highlighter Pens
Agenda Book/Student Planner
Stapler
Staple Remover

http://eagleartsacademy.com/

For more information:

www.artsynergy.org

 

 

 

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

Rickie Leiter, Publisher

Rickie@therickiereport.com   561-537-0291

17019 SW Sapri Way   Port St. Lucie, FL 34986

2nd Annual Ikebana Sogetsu Exhibition Open To The Public At Boca Raton Museum Art School With Public Reception December 19th

The Boca Raton Museum Art School announces a display of 30 flower arrangements created in the Sogetsu style of Ikebana by advanced students of Chieko Mihori. The Exhibit is on view from December 18 to December 22, 2017 at the Art School.  The Public is Invited to an Opening Reception on Tuesday, December 19th.  The Rickie Report shares the information and some sneak peeks plus a reminder about the OPEN House on Sunday, December 10th.  New classes for all ages and levels begin January 2nd.  The greatest gift?  Nurturing creativity!

 

 

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 of Art – The Art School

 

 

Ikebana Sogetsu Exhibition Entry

 

2ND  ANNUAL  IKEBANA  SOGETSU  EXHIBITION

TUESDAY, DEC. 19th

 5:00 – 7:00 PM

ART  SCHOOL

 

Ikebana Sogetsu Exhibition Entry 

 

 

Celebrate the beauty of these creations at the Opening Reception!

The Exhibit is on view from December 18 to December 22, 2017 at the Art School.

O P E N    H O U S E !

MEET   THE    FACULTY

Sunday, December 10th

 

1  to 4 pm

Classes begin Monday, January 2nd

For:

Adults, teens, children!

 

Handmade necklace by Marta Cruz

The Art School continues to grow, evolve and respond to the interests of the community. Increasing classes for beginners as well as hosting workshops for experienced artists.

 

Find out what‘s new at the Art School, 
check our new website or call us to get a catalogue sent in the mail.

 

Explore, discover, and create at the Boca Museum Art School in 2018 New classes start Monday, January 2, 2018

Meet teachers, learn about classes, and visit the art studios. See art demonstrations in drawing, jewelry, pottery, painting, sculpture, and textiles. Join in the free figure drawing session. Enter a raffle to win a free pizza and other items from local merchants, and ‘spin to win art supplies sponsored by Blick Art Supplies. View artwork by current students in the art gallery. A fun event and great way to meet current students and teachers in the Art School.

The Art School continues to grow, evolve and respond to the interests of the community. Increasing classes for beginners as well as hosting workshops for experienced artists.

 

 

 

For more information about this event or classes:

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

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

 

 

 

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

Rickie Leiter, Publisher

Rickie@therickiereport.com   561-537-0291

17019 SW Sapri Way   Port St. Lucie, FL 34986