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. 

 

 

Jupiter Pointe Paddle Board

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.”

 

Sculpture with Eduardo Gomez

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.

 

 

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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.

 

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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Rickie@therickiereport.com

561-537-0291

 

 

Naomi Cordero Invited to Exhibit at Art Fusion Galleries in Miami

Naomi Cordero,  has been invited to participate in an exciting exhibit, “Crossing Boundaries” in Miami at Art Fusion Galleries.  Naomi is a resident-artist at Art on Park Gallery and a member of the Artists of Palm Beach County.   “Crossing Boundaries” is open through mid-March.  The Rickie Report is pleased to share some of Naomi’s distinctive paintings and more information in this article.  We urge you to make the trip to see this exhibit!

 

 

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Naomi Cordero in 

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Meet Naomi

 Art Fusion Galleries “Gallery Nights”

 

February 8th and March 8th

7 p.m. To 10 p.m.  

Complimentary  wine,  hors d’oervres, and live entertainment

 

 

 

Exhibiting through March 17, 2014

3550 North Miami Avenue

Miami, FL 33127

 

 

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Naomi Cordero, a contemporary portrait sculptor and painter for over thirty years, was born and raised in Fairfield, CT. Though mostly self-taught, this innovative artist and Palm Beach Gardens resident honed her skills at the Armory Art Center under the guidance of master portrait sculptors, Muriel Kaplan and Bert Deiner, former President of the Art Students League in New York City, who called her “naturally gifted”. Naomi also refined her painting skills at the Academy of Fine Art & Studio in North Palm Beach.

 

 

"Reina Sofia"

“Reina Sofia”

 

Within her first few years as a professional artist, Naomi’s work has been shown at various art galleries in Florida including The Frankel Gallery, The Lighthouse ArtCenter in Tequesta, FL and The Phillips Fine Art Gallery in Sanibel Island, FL. Currently, Naomi is a resident artist at Art on Park in Lake Park, FL.

 

"Paris"

“Paris”

 

Naomi’s style is not a conscious choice. It just comes to her naturally. She expresses what she feels, resulting in an intuitive technique without any preconceived notion of what will appear. What comes out of this free-form process are paintings featuring elongated faces with large, expressive eyes and a strong contrast between light and dark values.

 

"Muse"

“Muse”

 

 

Oil and mixed media are her mediums of choice. After many layers of loose and expressive brushstrokes of oil colors that are swished and dabbed by paint brushes and palette knives, the characters of her portraits reveal themselves through their facial expressions and emotive eyes. By way of surrealism and realism, these larger than life faces form an emotional connection with the everyday art lover allowing that person to see the true beauty that lies within the larger image.

 

 

"Farewell Dublin"

“Farewell Dublin”

 

DIRECTIONS:

 Take I-95S to Miami, exit I-195 then take N Miami Ave exit and turn right.  Gallery is located on SW corner of N Miami Ave and 36th ST.

 For more information about this exhibit please call 305.573.5730 or email info@artfusiongalleries.com

 

For more information about Naomi’s paintings, email her at naomi.artiste@gmail.com or stop by  Art on Park Gallery  located at 800 Park Avenue Lake Park, FL.

 

 

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Lighthouse ArtCenter Opens 2 Calls to Artists

Celebrating their 50th Anniversary, The Lighthouse ArtCenter is sharing two Calls to Artists.  ”Pop Art” will have a contemporary flavor, while the “Plein Air Festival” brings the trendiest art form right to your back yard!  The Rickie Report is excited to share the details in this article.  We can’t wait to hear form you when you get accepted!

 

 

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2 CALLS TO ARTISTS:

POP ART: A Contemporary

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POP ART:

 A CONTEMPORARY PERSPECTIVE

 

DEADLINE:  January 17, 2014

 

 

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CELEBRATE THE ART OF PAINTING OUTDOORS

 Deadline: February 7, 2014

 

 

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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.

 

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

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Rickie@therickiereport.com

561-537-0291

 

Jane Saull’s Underwater Images are Unique

Jane Saull is an emerging artist who brings a new look to the art of underwater photography.  The Rickie Report is pleased to share her abstract, macro photography in this article.  Jane has been diving since the age of 14 but has only recently started to share that passion publicly.  Entering her first juried exhibition only a few months ago, Jane is already garnering attention!  Read more in this article.

 

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Underwater Abstract Photography

 

 

"Hells-A-Poppin" by Jane Saull

“Hells-A-Poppin” by Jane Saull

 

 

Jane has supported the Arts in South Florida since relocating here from Mississippi in 1975.  Jane’s role has recently changed from supporter of the Arts to participant as she has decided to document and share her lifelong affinity for the ocean and scuba diving through the medium of underwater photography.  Jane delights in shooting a variety of underwater subjects with a special interest in abstract, macro photography.

 

 

"Nautilus 2" by Jane Saull

Nautilus 2″ by Jane Saull

 

 

Jane enjoys combining her professional insights with underwater photography to challenge the brain and eye to perceive the familiar and unfamiliar in extraordinary ways.  She tells The Rickie Report, “Scuba diving and capturing images of our underwater world constantly inspires me and reinforces the miracle of underlying Energy and harmony.”

 

"Blenny in a Bottle" by Jane Saull

“Blenny in a Bottle” by Jane Saull

 

 

Jane fell in love with scuba diving and the Ocean Realm at the age of 14 while sailing with family members in the Bahamas.  This love affair has evolved into a lifetime passion. 

 

 

 

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Scuba diving has enabled Jane to experience exotic destinations, meet interesting people and deepen her understanding of our vital role in the conservation of our world’s precious oceans and seas.

 

"Undulation" by Jane Saull

“Undulation” by Jane Saull

 

 

When not diving the beautiful local reefs or traveling the world in pursuit of new experiences and photographic subjects, Jane enjoys spending time with her three daughters and son-in-law.  The other “kids” are her beloved poodles, Romeo and Pearl, and her horse, CJ.

 

 

"Bubble Dreams" by Jane Saull

“Bubble Dreams” by Jane Saull

 

 

Jane is a member of The Lighthouse Art Center, The Norton Museum of Art, The Palm Beach Photographic Centre and The Artists in Florida as well as numerous local Performing Art and Community Service organizations.  She holds the Master of Science Degree in Communication Disorders as well as the Master of Education Degree in Guidance and Counseling.  She resides in Hobe Sound, FL and is a practicing Speech-Language Pathologist.

 

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For more information about Jane’s photography, please email  Jsaull9519@aol.com    or call  (772)-781-2179.

 

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

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Learn Glass Fusing Techniques with Irene Jalowayski

This is an exciting opportunity!  Irene Jalowayski will teach a series of classes focused on Fused Glass beginning in January.  Not sure what to gift someone?  The Rickie Report thinks that this could be it!  Irene was featured as an Emerging Artist at Artigras, 2013 and sells her work through a number of local Galleries as well as the Florida Craftsman Gallery in Sarasota,FL.  More details are in this article.

 Irene Jalowayski

 

Creating with Fused Glass

 

Thursdays:  January 9, 16, and 23

 

10 AM – Noon

 

 The Craft Gallery

5911 S. Dixie Highway, West Palm Beach, FL

 

Special Pricing for the new season: $150 for the series including materials and firing

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The Craft Gallery is located on Dixie Highway between Southern and Forest Hill.  When you see the big Carvel ice cream cone it is time to turn into the parking lot. You will see The Craft Gallery behind Hair Harbor Beauty Salon and in back of Carvel’s parking lot.
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To see more of Irene’s fused glass art pieces visit   http://www.palmbeachsmashingglass.com

For more information call Irene at 561.792.8788 or email to ijaloway@yahoo.com

To register call:  561.585.7744  or  Mail your check to Craft Gallery   5911 S. Dixie Highway, West Palm Beach, FL 33405

 

 

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Stanley Dornfest’s Rich Landscapes Are Exhibiting at Linda White Gallery

Stanley Dornfest’s rich landscapes are being exhibited at the Linda White Gallery in Artists Alley located in Delray Beach.  The Rickie Report met Stanley at an “On the Avenue” event and was drawn to his tropical artwork.  Artists Alley’s monthly Open Studios is December 19th.  We hope you will stop by and meet Stanley and relish in his work!  More details are in this article.

Stanley Dornfest

 

Artists Alley

 

OPEN STUDIOS

 

Thursday, December 19, 2013

6 – 9 pm

 

 

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Stan Dornfest

 

Stanley Dornfest’s paintings are being exhibited at the Linda White Gallery located in Artists Alley in Delray Beach.  Each month, on the third Thursday, all of the Artists’ Studios and Galleries are Open to the Public.  Enjoy refreshments while you walk from one studio to another, meeting the artists who create everything you are seeing.  The next Open Studios takes place on Thursday, December 19th from 6- 9 pm.

 

"Springtime Begins"

“Springtime Begins”

 

 

Stanley received a Bachelor of Fine Arts Degree from Cooper Union. While pursuing his career as a Creative/Art Director in the New York Advertising Industry, he continued to explore his passion for painting.  In New York, Stanley’s SOLO shows include: The Donald Gallery (Dobbs Ferry, NY) and Heritage Frame  (Tarrytown, NY). Stanley was also a member of the Faculty at Parsons School of Design.

Stanley shares, “I have always felt most spiritual when I am physically and emotionally enveloped by a landscape. The mystical state of mind that these inspiring locales transport me to, is what I strive to reflect in my painting”.

 

"Green Cay"

“Green Cay”

 

“For me, rather than merely documenting topography, painting is more about expressing the spiritual journey that the world of nature transports me to”, he says.

 

TRR:    Do you prefer oil or acrylic? 

SD:

I paint in Acrylics because I actually like the quick drying time, the versatility of the mediums and the quick clean up time which fits into my life.

 

TRR:  What did you teach at Parsons? 

SD:

I developed and taught a course for design students called:”Art Direction-Expanding Your Options” . The course explored different career paths that Design/Art  students could take.

 

"Spring Awakening"

“Spring Awakening”

 

TRR:   Were you artistic as a child? 

SD:

My elementary school teacher summoned my mother to the classroom to explain to her that she felt that I was very talented in Art. She offered to loan me her oil paints over the summer so that I could continue painting. My mother explained to her that she could afford to purchase a set of oil paints for me. Not only did my mother buy the paints, but she researched and found courses for me to take on Saturdays at The Brooklyn Museum Art School and Brooklyn College, which nurtured my life long passion for painting.

 

From an early age, I was always painting. After High School, I was fortunate to get accepted to The Cooper Union Art School. After Cooper, I pursued a long, successful career as an Advertising Creative/Art Director but during that time – I continued to paint. As my advertising career tapered off-my painting endeavors expanded.

"Across The Pond"

“Across The Pond”

In Florida, Stanley’s paintings have been exhibited at The Boca Museum of Art, The Coral Springs Center for the Arts, Loxahatchee National Wildlife Center, Lighthouse ArtCenter, The Armory Art Center and the Rosen Museum Gallery.  He was also featured in Travel Host Magazine.   He is a Participating Signature Member of the Boca Museum Artists’ Guild and a Founding Member of the Florida Scape Artists. Stanley’s work is represented in both Public and Private Collections.

 

For more information about Stanley Dornfest’s paintings, please visit   standornfest.com or call  561-865-7077

ARTISTS ALLEY is an independent group of accomplished artists collaborating to establish a grass roots working colony with a vibrant marketplace for “Art created in Delray Beach”. This exciting new, warehouse arts area is in the Pineapple Grove Arts District in downtown Delray Beach. Check out the website- ArtistsAlleyDelray.com

LOCATION - The alley runs north and south between NE 3rd and 4th Streets, east of 3rd Avenue and west of the RR tracks.

EASY DIRECTIONS - From Atlantic Ave. go north on Federal Hwy., go west on NE 4th St., cross the RR tracks, go 80 feet and make a left into Artists Alley. Make your second or third left into the warehouses. You can print a map at www.CacaceArt.com

FREE PARKING - in the city lot on NE 3rd Avenue just south of NE 4th St. This is the best parking for our events. It’s a well lit parking lot a half a block away.

 

 

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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Durga Garcia is Photographer For The Arts & Fine Art Human Forms

The Rickie Report has seen Durga Garcia’s photography in numerous venues. Because Durga’s camera and artistic skills are in high demand, she travels the United States and the world.  Indeed, it is hard to believe she has time to accomplish all that she does!   Durga’s down-to-earth persona is an added benefit to her abilities.  We look forward to welcoming Durga “home”, at Red Dot Art Fair during Art Basel Week!  Read this article for more details.

Who is Durga Garcia?

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Durga Garcia’s fine art photography which has been touring the world in exhibits is about to come home.  How could this professional artist’s exciting year of National and International exhibits and awards in Italy, Canada, England, the Netherlands, NYC, Minneapolis, and Pennsylvania come to an end?   In Miami!
"Allegory of the Banditas" by Durga Garcia

“Allegory of the Banditas” by Durga Garcia

During Art Basel week, Durga Garcia is introducing work from her new Allegorical series at the Red Dot Art Fair.    Durga’s photography is represented by Vivid Arts Network of Italy in Booth D109. The Red Dot Art Fair exhibit runs from December 3rd – December 8th.    Ms. Garcia’s artwork will also be displayed at the “Endangered” Exhibit at the Miami Club Rum Distillery December 5th -7th.  Both Shows are in the Wynwood Art District Miami.
"Allegory of the Banyon Tree" by Durga Garcia

“Allegory of the Banyon Tree” by Durga Garcia

In addition, Durga Garcia is a participating artist in Palm Beach State Colleges Third National Photography & Digital Imagery Juried Competition, (Palm Beach Gardens Campus,  Oct. 22 – Nov. 27, 2013); National Association of Women Artists’ Gallery as a New Member of NAWA, (NYC,  Nov 6 – 27, 2013),  Darkroom Gallery  “Make Believe” Exhibit (Vermont, Oct. 17 – Nov. 10, 2013) and Lighthouse ArtCenter’s  “SPOTLIGHT on New Talent” (Juried by Bruce Helander, Tequesta, FL November 14, 2013 to February 15, 2014).

 

"Kathleen" by Durga Garcia

“Kathleen” by Durga Garcia

This prolific photographer is also deeply involved in her local community, teaching and mentoring emerging and fledgling artists.   She is teaching three classes at the Armory Art Center  in West Palm Beach, leading monthly photography nature walks at both MacArthur Beach State Park and Jonathan Dickinson State Park, exhibiting at the Treasure Coast “From The Heart” Juried Show (Opens November 7, 2013), Wellington Art Society Exhibit at Wellington City Hall (Wellington, FL, August 31 – December 31, 2013).
"Last Cypress Tree" by Durga Garcia

“Last Cypress Tree” by Durga Garcia

Many of Durga’s images can be found in Public and Private collections.  She is a South Florida based freelance professional photographer of art for artists, portraits, commercial projects & events. Durga has several long term projects and books to her credit.

"Allegory of the Maidens" by Durga Garcia

“Allegory of the Maidens” by Durga Garcia

 

Durga brings a most uncommon background to her pictures.  She has lived in many countries and across America, working as a racehorse trainer, equine veterinary paramedic, yoga teacher, member of the U.S. International Pistol Team and certified art appraiser.  She has parlayed her years of experience as a certified art appraiser into a special talent for conveying those nuanced details in her own work. Durga maintains her Senior Fine Art Appraisal accreditations.    She lectures on photography for area groups, camera clubs, Artists of Palm Beach County and the Palm Beach Photographic Centre.  Durga hosts a blog for photographers giving tips and tricks of the business and is writing a book for kids, “Your First Photography Book”.

 

"Splitting Leaves" by Durga Garcia

“Splitting Leaves” by Durga Garcia

In September, 2014 Durga will take part in Palm Beach State College’s “BARK” Invitational Exhibit (Palm Beach Gardens, FL). She has been invited to Tuscany in Spring, 2014 to lead a multi-discipline workshop plus a Photo Tour of Iceland in Fall, 2014.

 Durga is a Proud Member of these Professional Associations:

*PROFESSIONAL PHOTOGRAPHERS of AMERICA
*NATIONAL ASSOCIATION of WOMEN ARTISTS
*NATIONAL ASSOCIATION of PHOTOSHOP PROFESSIONALS
*FLORIDA PROFESSIONAL PHOTOGRAPHERS
*PALM BEACH PROFESSIONAL PHOTOGRAPHERS GUILD
*BOCA MUSEUM ARTISTS’ GUILD
*WELLINGTON ART SOCIETY
*ARTISTS of PALM BEACH COUNTY

 

For more information visit: http://durgagarcia.com/ http://durgagarcia.tumblr.com/ https://www.facebook.com/durga.garcia


 

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Ilene Adams, Prolific Artist, in Three Juried Exhibits

Ilene Adams has been very busy in this early part of season!  The Rickie Report is pleased to announce that her art is displayed in several juried shows and she has another opening in Jupiter on November 15th!  Ilene works in photography, mixed media and drawings.  Her accomplishments as a leader in the arts community as well as running her own marketing business confirm that she is not only dedicated to her own art, but others as well.  Read all of the details in this article!

Town of Jupiter Art Gallery

Presents

Ilene Adams

Opening Reception

Friday, November 15th

6 – 8 pm

Exhibit Runs  November 15th – December 27th

Jupiter Community Center is located at

210 Military Trail near the Police Station

 

 

Ilene Adams has been busy early this season with her art displayed in several shows and soon to be featured in the Town of Jupiter Art Gallery.  The show will run from  November 15 through December 27th with the opening on Friday, November 15th from 6-8PM. The Exhibit and Reception is open to the public. Ilene will show a combination of her work including mixed media, photography and drawings.

 

 

"Reflection"

Reflection”

 

 

She currently has work in the 3rd Annual Juried Photography Show at the Palm Beach State Gallery at Eissey Campus, Art on Park Gallery in Lake Park and The Lighthouse ArtCenter Artists’ Guild Gallery at Midtown.

 

 

Ilene studied printmaking and painting in Rome and received a BFA from Tyler School of Art, Temple University. She has also studied with Milton Glaser at the School of Visual Arts in New York. She has had many art careers, from designing textiles to creating murals to graphic design and all of these influences show up in her fine art. Her paintings are interesting mixed media, often including photographic images, paint, textural surfaces, gold leaf, yarn and various collage materials. Much of her work is nostalgic using images from childhood or familiar places.

 

 

Ilene states, “I believe that art and beauty bring joy and well-being to individuals and are essential for a well-balanced life.  Ever since I was a child, I have created one form of art or another. The artists that influenced me the most are Robert Rauschenberg and Maxfield Parish. Rauschenberg’s influence is apparent in my paintings that incorporate paint, collage, photographic images and artifacts. They evoke a feeling of nostalgia or of imaginary places.

 

 

"We All Have Wings"

“We All Have Wings”

She tells us, “My photographs deal mostly with nature, but nature through an intense filter.  Images are put under a microscope and colors are heightened. There is beauty all around us but how often do we take the time to really see it? Ordinary images are enhanced to create painterly new images that leave the viewer wondering if they are paintings or photographs? Abstract or realistic?”

 

 

Bruce Helander wrote, “Ilene Adams, is also a professional painter who has continued to sharpen her palette and compositional skills while searching out new subject matter inspired by nature. Her recent series of large-scale photographic prints could be mistaken initially for a sharp focus oil painting on canvas. This wondrous selection of water reflections from surrounding natural growth topped off with floating green circles of blooming water lilies is a unique extension of the artist’s trained eye.  In some of the photographs we are confronted by a series of dazzling reflective vertically vibrating lines that cut through the tint of the water like a sharp knife through butter. Adams likes to integrate a bit of art history in her work where it’s useful. She often pays homage to impressionists like Monet connected at the hip with contemporary sensibilities and a flare for vibrant, almost unnatural color. Her painted compositions that are also inspired from the Everglades often center on a single sculptural form of a tropical bird, perhaps standing on one leg.”

 

 

"Construct"

“Construct”

 

Aside from creating art, for the past 25 years or so, Ilene has had a company called The Marketing Works.  Originally a two million dollar company based in Boston, she now works with smaller businesses, doctors, artists and nonprofits developing marketing strategies and branding. She creates logos, collateral materials, websites and overall marketing strategies. (www.IleneAdamsInc.com).

 

"Lillies and Squiggles"

“Lillies and Squiggles”

 

Ilene has also worked in the non-profit art world bringing her marketing talents and creativity to an art center in West Palm Beach and working to advance art and artists in the community.  She is currently working on several community art projects to bring art to the public.

 

 

Ilene’s artistry has been seen in many local juried art shows, including Palm Beach State Eissey Gallery, The Guild Gallery, Art on Park Gallery, Whole Foods (Solo Show), Lighthouse ArtCenter (Landscapes), JF Gallery (Mediums), Palm Beach County Art in Public Places, Wellington Art in Public Places 2010, AmTrust Bank Exhibition, Riverside Bank Exhibition, Zephyr Art Show, Wellington Art Society, Armory Art Center (Student Faculty Show), LK Mix Art Exhibition, Armory Art Center, Tyler School of Art, Poster Competition – Rome, Northwood Artwalk, City of West Palm Beach Cultural Association.

 

You can contact Ilene or see her work at www.IleneAdamsFineArt.com or by email at IleneAdams@gmail.com.      561.346.0172 “like” my Facebook Page!!

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Nina Fusco in SOLO Exhibit!

For those who have already been to the Lighthouse ArtCenter in Tequesta, you  probably noticed Nina Fusco’s entry for Arty Bras.  If you  haven’t – don’t miss the smiling doggie!  Nina’s artwork continues to evolve, as she strives to make peoples’ pets into a piece of artwork that becomes a family heirloom.  In addition to her pet portraits made from sculpted and cut paper, she brings world peace, brotherhood, and conquering cancer to a new level of artistry.  The Rickie Report hopes you will stop  in to visit Nina at her SOLO Exhibit at the Institute for Jewish Living in Jupiter.  The details are in this article.

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The Institute for Jewish Living

Presents

An Evening with

Artist, Nina Fusco

Wednesday, October 23rd

5:30 – 7:30 pm

 2581 Jupiter Park Drive    Suite E-18

Jupiter, FL. 33458

 561.372.6188

Public is Invited

 

The Institute for Jewish Living ( IJL) recently opened its office located in Jupiter, FL.  Individuals, students and families wanting to connect with the Jewish world can do so through local events as well as virtual activities.  The  Executive Director, Cantor Bruce Benson, looks forward to sharing the walls of the IJL office with local artists.

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One of the talented artists chosen for the Institute’s premier exhibit is Nina Fusco.  This Jupiter resident is active in a number of community organizations, including the Artists of Palm Beach County.  Nina has shown her work in many venues in Palm Beach County.

 

We love Nina’s upbeat approach to life!  

"Best in Show", Arty Bras entry for the Lighthouse ArtCenter

“Best in Show”, Arty Bras entry for the Lighthouse ArtCenter

 

 

Her sensitivity to the world condition is evident.

 

"Circle of Peace"

“Circle of Peace”

 

 

Her faith is strong.

 

"Hands"

“Hands”

 

Nina’s greeting cards are always a favorite for people looking for a stocking stuffer or house gift.

"Do You Hear What I Hear?"

“Do You Hear What I Hear?”

 

 

   

"Dream" in sign language

“Dream” in sign language


"Let's Go Fishing"

“Let’s Go Fishing”

Nina’s Drawings and Photographs are intense and detailed

Stop by and meet Nina!  If you are interested in one of her pet portraits, be sure to bring a photo of your favorite furry friend.  Nina’s portraits become family heirlooms.

For more information about Nina’s work please contact:  Nina3DPaper.com  or email ninafusco47@gmail.com  or visit  Zazzle.com/Nina3DPaper   or call   561.908.3556

 

If you have any questions, please call  561-372-6188.  For more information about the Institute for Jewish Living please visit:  www.InstituteforJewishLiving.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