Award Winning Artist, Dr. Wilma Bulkin Siegel Combines Art and Medicine with Exhibits at Whitespace Collection and Tradition of the Palm Beaches

Combining medicine with painting, Dr. Wilma Bulkin Siegel is an award-winning artist recognized nationally for her portrait series of people living with AIDS, Survivors of AIDS, Breast Cancer Survivors, The Homeless, The Elderly and most recently Returning War Veterans.  She has exhibited throughout the United Sates, been featured on CNN and been elected into Who’s Who in American Art. Her work from the series “Returning Iraqi War Veterans”, currently showing at Whitespace Collection ‘Pushing Boundaries’, includes video and actual interviews with veterans. Her portraits and biographies of “Holocaust Survivors and Liberators” is being shown at Morse Life at the Tradition of the Palm Beaches. In 2009, she was awarded the highest honor for contributions to the field of arts in Healthcare – The Janice Palmer Award of Society of Arts in Healthcare.  The Rickie Report reminds you to visit Whitespace Collection before March 22nd, when it closes for the season. Dr. Siegel’s  works are at Morse Life through April 15th.  Please note: we share a few stories at the end of the article. The * in the photograph indicates the person’s story is included here.  We hope you will take the time to read them.  We found them compelling.

 

 

 

2 EXHIBITIONS

Whitespace  Collection

 Now Through March 22nd

Dr. Wilma Bulkin Siegel

“Portraits and Conversations with Veterans Returning from Iraq and Afghanistan”

Open every Saturday & Sunday 1-4

Small group tours on Sat. and Sun with a docent

 

2805 N. Australian Avenue     W.Palm Beach, FL 33407
561.842.4131

 

 

"Roman Baca", Portrait by Wilma Bulkin Seigel, MD

*   “Roman Baca”, Portrait by Wilma Bulkin Seigel, MD

Dr. Siegel says, “I knew that I liked people and wanted to express the knowledge I had acquired about people as a physician. I came upon portraiture as a means of expressing the psychology of the person I was painting. As a physician and an artist I use my medical education and my art to find ways of healing people. It is my purpose in life to heal. In whatever way I can play a role, I wish to have people think about our place as individuals living amongst each other. Through my work as a doctor and a portrait artist I must address the ‘truth’ of the individual. I observe and listen to the person before me. As an artist, I paint individuals who have something to say about pertinent social issues, a kind of ‘social realism’”.

"Wilfred Bedeau" Portrait by Wilma Bulkin Seigel, MD

  *       “Wilfred Bedeau” Portrait by Wilma Bulkin Seigel, MD  

 

“A few years ago, I completed a series on Holocaust survivors and their World War II liberators. Many of these people were in the final stages of their lives, so it was more important than ever to capture their faces and the thoughts behind their eyes. Growing up in the late 1930s and 40s during World War II was a part of my history where the fear of the unknown was always present. Blackouts and the threat of an enemy attack were always in our thoughts. I remember the many windows where there were flags with varying stars for those service men in action or the Gold Star for those who had given their lives for our nation. There was a sense of the country coming together to fight a single enemy”.

 

 

"Dr. Heather Cereste", Portrait by Wilma BUlkin Seigel, MD

*    “Dr. Heather Cereste”, Portrait by Wilma Bulkin Seigel, MD

 

"Alison McKenzie" Portrait by Wilma Bulkin Seigel,MD

*“Alison McKenzie” Portrait by Wilma Bulkin Seigel,MD

 

 

 

 

“Once again, in the Iraq and Afghanistan wars, I saw the flags in the windows. First was Operation Iraqi Freedom, which led to Operation Enduring Freedom. Certainly ‘enduring freedom’ is a worthy goal, but it comes at a very dear price. Once again, I turned to those who were there to help answer the question about the purpose of this war. These veterans say: “I did it because it was my duty” and “I’m serving my country and my people”. 

 

"Juan Fernandez" Portrait by Wilma Bulkin Seigel, MD

“Juan Fernandez” Portrait by Wilma Bulkin Seigel, MD

 

“It is a conversation that I want to share with you so that we all,together, can better understand what the defenders of our country have gone through. We all need to see, hear and be part of their healing. This project was by far one of the most difficult, having them share their message”. 

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“Emery Everhart” Portrait by Wilma Bulkin Siegel, MD

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

"Jake Milkovic" Portrait by Wilma Bulkin Seigel, MD

*“Jake Milkovich” Portrait by Wilma Bulkin Seigel, MD

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

“Currently my focus in art has been to bring Art-in-Medicine programs into the mainstream. I have been responsible for starting a medical school course to bring artists and medical students together to help the student have better visual acuity. I have a passion to start “Artists-in-residency” programs in the de-humanized medical settings to help in healing. I have made a motto for myself in art, which I call the three C’s-Communication,Compassion, and Creativity.”

 

 

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Art Exhibit at Morse Life Health System:

“Survivors and Liberators: Portraits”

by
Wilma Bulkin Siegel,MD

 

The Tradition of the Palm Beaches

Mondays, Tuesdays and Wednesdays

10:30 am – 1:00 pm or by invitation until April 15 or by calling: 561.242.4661

4920 Loring Drive     West Palm Beach

 Marilyn & Stanley M. Katz Seniors Campus of MorseLife Health System

Exhibit runs through April 15th

 

The year 2015 marks the 70th anniversary of the end of World War II and the Holocaust in Europe. It is also a time to recognize the men, women and children among those who perished, and survivors of the Holocaust, their families and their liberators. Dr. Wilma Siegel’s very touching exhibition “Survivors and Liberators”, to be on display at Morse Life’s The Tradition of the Palm Beaches from until April 15th, does just that, focusing on survivors, liberators and children of the Holocaust. The exhibit, which Siegel hopes will “instill strength of spirit through portraits and narratives,” exhibits grand-scale watercolors featuring bold but personal portraits of subjects the artist interviewed and painted in their own homes beginning in 2003.

 

"Abe Morgenstern" by Wilma Bulkin Siegel,MD

“Abe Morgenstern” Portrait by Wilma Bulkin Siegel,MD

 

 

Dr. Siegel incorporates photographs and other mementos belonging to the subjects in their portraits, representing a casual intimacy while also serving as a record of life. A program book provides a short biography of each subject, retracing their route from Europe’s concentration camps to life in the U.S. With each narrative, the viewer has a chance to develop a deeper connection with the lives represented in each portrait.

 

"Regina Niven" by Wilma Bulkin Siegel MD

“Regina Niven” Portrait by Wilma Bulkin Siegel MD

 

 

Keith A. Myers, President/CEO of MorseLife Health System, noted the organization is honored to sponsor and bring these extraordinary portraits of survivors and liberators of the Holocaust by Wilma Bulkin Siegel, M.D. “Survivors and Liberators presents us all with not merely portraits, but sobering and haunting stories behind beautiful faces,” he said. “The stories are hard to forget. And we should never forget. As an organization serving the health care, housing and supportive needs of seniors of our community, we are touched daily by the strength and perseverance that we see in them today,” Myers noted. “Some of the seniors we have served and serve today are survivors themselves. We dedicate this exhibit to them, the seniors we care for.”

 

"Morris Freibaum" by Wilma

“Morris Freibaum” Portrait by Wilma Bulkin Seigel, MD

 

For more information about Wilma Bulkin Seigel’s extraordinary and important views, please visit: http://wilmabulkinsiegel.com

Dr. Seigel wishes to thank the following organizations that helped her find the courageous people she portrays and shares with us: “SE FL. Chapter of the Red Cross, The Jewish Federation (Broward County), Ft. Lauderdale Vet Center of Dept. of Veteran Affairs, NYU Langone Medical Center, NOVA Southeastern University, Weill/Cornell Medical Center, Phillip Collins, David Spangler, Chris Coyne and Bill Kanatas of Pathways America, Neli and Brian Rowland of A Safe Haven shelters in Chicago, Richard Finkelstein, and Irvin Lippman”.

 

For more information about Whitespace Collection please contact:

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

 

 

For more information about the exhibit, “Survivors and Liberators” on the MorseLife Health System campus, call (561) 209-6103.

 

 

Lives Beyond the Portraits

 

ROMAN BACA was at Walter Reed Medical Center at a conference about the healing arts for Returning Veterans from Iraq and Afghanistan. He is a Marine/ballet choreographer and director of Exit 12 Dance Company of NYC. The piece he choreographed was his experience of the ethnicity of Americans and Iraqi, the war and was descriptive of war, but in the end they joined together in peace. His experience as a dancer was imbedded, but he had a desire to conquer his fears and entered the Marines. The Marines taught him to redirect his fears and use the adrenalin rush to survive, “using the fear to keep going”. He was deployed in 2005-2006 in Iraq. He subsequently had great PTSD and relies on his wife who is the only one who can help him understand it. Unable to focus on what to do with his life, he  formed the troupe whose purpose is to use the art of dance as a communicator. He returned with the troupe to Iraq, meeting with diverse ethnic groups (Kurds and Arabs) and then helped them all to interact through dance (even between men and women). The two groups performed bringing the different families together in the audience and in the end the audience and performers as a group. They picked flowers as a ‘thank you offering’ to the troupe for having given them a better understanding of each other. His statement is that art is the better way to conquer than violence through weapons of destruction. He hopes that his company will have a national tour. He states: “Art gives veterans this vehicle to communicate their experiences in an abstract way, where they’re not being sensationalist or overly shocking”.

 

 

 

WILFRED BEDEAU  served in combat in Iraq with Desert Storm for eight months in 1990-91 after enlisting for six years in the Army. He continued in the reserves and does casualty assistance. He did not immediately recognize his own need for counseling following Desert Storm. Suffering from PTSD, he went to the Department of Veterans Affairs of Broward County and now goes weekly for counseling, which helps in his work of talking with the families of suicide casualties. Wilfred is a very mature and wise 46 year old who now has two sons, a 17 year-old and a 24 year-old to whom he has taught “suicide is not an option”. 

 

 

DR. HEATHER CERESTE was at a book signing and mentioned that she was taking the MS program of Narrative Medicine at Columbia University, with which I’m involved. I invited her to be part of the series. It took a year until I was able to paint her since she was ill from a condition of Hypothyroidism, which brought on her PTSD profoundly. She could’t focus in her work as a physician. She questions why she developed this after her deployment in Iraq on the front lines in the hospital setting, in which she was thrust into immediate trauma surgery and care of the injured. The hospital had severe air pollution because of ‘burning pits’ where they burned all the detritus including machines and refrigerators, etc. After 9/11 she wanted to make a difference and joined the Air Force. Her specialty as an internist, was geriatrics and palliative care, and ethics became her main expertise. She joined in 2004, deployed in 2006 and it took 4 years for the PTSD to set in profoundly while employed at Cornell campus Medical School. She still has her credentials but can’t work and is considering changing her focus to writing. She describes an episode when she was in group therapy for PTSD and expressed all her feelings which she did not think was so courageous, but all the men that she was with came up to her to thank her for expressing so well all that they were going through but were unable to address. She is applying to Wounded Warriors to help direct her in perhaps a counseling job.

 

 

 

COLONEL JUAN FERNANDEZ suffers from Keratoconus of his eyes which labels him blind. He had corneal transplant surgery without benefit. He found a physician who gave him prosthetic lenses, correcting his vision immediately by reshaping the cornea. He works for the Red Cross as a volunteer to help homeless vets. He is of Cuban descent, raised by grandmother in California. He served 2003-4 to combat tour in Afghanistan. He noted his disability in 2008 when he could not see gun firing and retired in 2008. He now helps in ROTC for recruiting.. He says he suffers from PTSD often thinking of the ‘body bags’. He states “Freedom isn’t free because someone has died for it”. The Red Cross is planning Transition Reintegration Program and he advises the warriors that “It is o.k. to need help!”

 

 

TREESE KIMMONS is 28 and entered the army after high school. She was deployed twice 2005-2006 and 2007-2008 to Iraq. She never wanted to be a ‘weekend warrior’ but wanted to ‘do it all’. Her job was in the supply and armor unit. She was shot at the first day and realized the reality of where she was. She experienced nine deaths. Upon discharge, she couldn’t cope with adult life and not being told what to do. She is going to school for Forensics and Criminal Analysis but has experienced severe PTSD for which she is in therapy. I met her at A Safe Haven Foundation, a homeless shelter in Chicago. In the background I have put a photo of her cherished dog tag.

 

 

ALISON MCKENZIE  has been a nurse for 27 years and in the military for past 20 years. She is now a Major in the Army and works as a nurse manager of surgical intensive care unit at New York University Medical Center. She was deployed as head nurse to Abu Ghraib after the scandal that occurred there. The flag of Abu Ghraib is in the background of her portrait. Because of the scandal, she had to be specially trained to protect her patients including the terrorist enemies. She contended with the negative reactions of United States Military personnel and their anger about her caring for the enemy. She describes the fears she had when she accompanied a critically ill soldier by helicopter at dusk to the green zone. The helicopter was always a target for the enemy, and there could not be any light to watch the IV or to take blood pressure. The helicopter pilot understood her anxiety and found a special light that could not be seen from the ground. It saved her patient’s life and most likely her own. This 24-7  “paranoid keeping track” has taken its toll on Alison who gets counseling for PTSD. 

 

JAKE MILKOVICH  is 23 years old and he grew up “playing army”. His father gave him the movie “Top Gun” when he was 7 years old and he dreamed that he too would fly jets and be a fighter pilot. At 17 he wanted to be the “best of the best” so he joined the Marines. Once at Paris Island, it was a great shock but he always wanted to achieve. He became a squad leader and then was chosen to infantry school, learning basic security and was picked to serve at Camp David to be part of security for President Obama. His leadership led him to be deployed as platoon leader in Afghanistan in April 2011. He observed many casualties with many amputees. He is spiritual and learned of death early while there, when a mentor of his was killed in the shower by a grenade. His mentor said, “When it is your time – it is your time to go”. He was deployed for 7 months. He learned the respect for life here where we can breathe free. He has PTSD and believes it helps to keep in touch with his buddies. He is studying to get his college degree at NOVA Southeastern University with his significant other Kelsey, who is a martial arts instructor for the Marines. They are creating NOVA Students Veterans Association because Florida will have a large population of returning veterans and they are planning a major function throughout the campus for Veteran’s Day. 

 

 

 

 

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Spring at the Boca Museum Art School Offers New Workshops

Spring at the Boca Museum Art School means new classes and workshops. Learn a new technique or refresh your skills in a Saturday Workshop. If you have not taken an art class at the Boca Museum Art School attending a workshop is a great introduction to their faculty and studios. On exhibit in art school gallery is art work by current students in painting and drawing classes. Spring classes for adults, teens and children begin April 20. Weekend Workshops begin March 14th. The Rickie Report shares some highlights.

 

 

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Boca Raton Museum of Art – The Art School

801 W. Palmetto Road     Boca Raton FL 33486

Telephone 561-392-2503

MARCH ART WORKSHOPS

Enamel Bowls

Enamel Bowls

 

Enamel Earrings

Enamel Earrings

Enameling

Choose your colors
! An introduction to enameling techniques for use in jewelry or making small objects. Create a unique jewelry piece or low bowl as you learn to fuse glass powder onto copper. Explore stamping, stenciling, sgraffito or texturing silver foil to enliven your enamel with pattern and design.

Saturday, March 14: NOON to 4 PM

Instructor: Marjory Yovin   Tuition $90 Material fee $12

 

 

Flower Arranging

Flower Arranging

Flower Arranging “Mommy and Me” “Daddy and Me”


 

Have fun together learning professional techniques of traditional or contemporary floral compositions. And bring home a beautiful personal floral arrangement.

Sat, March 14: 9:30 AM – NOON

Instructor: Pinky Shmerler

Tuition: $40 per parent and one child. 
Material fee: $20 per arrangement

 

Gelatin Print on Fabric

Gelatin Print on Fabric

 

Gelatin Plate Printing on Fabric

A fun, creative technique to create one-of-a-kind monotype printing on fabric . Participants will use found objects, paper stencils and masks, on an inked printing plate made from gelatin. Multiple images and colors can be layered to explore the many possibilities of this unique printing technique and create intriguing designs.

Saturday, March 14: 1:00 PM – 4:00 PM

Instructor: Andrea Huffman    Tuition: $75, Material fee: $10

 

Pastel by Jane Mcintyre

Pastel by Jane McIntyre

 

Pastel Drawing and Painting

Using a mixed media approach, start with an under painting in watercolor then add pastels. Develop a pastel painting that is luminous. Portraits, still life and landscapes can be explored this way. Abstract artists welcome to explore this medium as well.

Saturday, March 14: 1:00 PM- 5:00 PM

Instructor: Jane McIntyre   Tuition $90

 

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Noemia Felipe and Regina Vila Verde in the Advanced Student’s “Masters’ Gallery Exhibiting their Work

 

 

 

For more information and details please contact  561-392-2503 or visit

http://www.bocamuseum.org/artschool

The Boca Museum Art School is active on Facebook, posting images of student’s artworks and sharing information about exhibits of interest, you can like them at 

http://www.facebook.com/bocaschool

 

 

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561-537-0291

“Looking Forward – Glancing Back” is Multi Media Exhibition and Charitable Fundraiser Not to Be Missed

The Armory Art Center announces the opening of the National Association of Women Artists, Inc. (NAWA) Florida Chapter’s multi-media exhibition “Looking Forward-Glancing Back” and its “6 x 6 Scholarship Fundraising Project.”  The exhibition, which begins on March 9th and runs through April 11, 2015, takes place in the Armory’s Montgomery Hall Gallery with an Opening Reception to be held on Friday, March 13, 2015, 6‐8PM. Scholarship winners’ works will be part of the exhibit, and they will receive their scholarships at the opening reception.  One will be the “Scholarship for Excellence in the Fine Arts in Memory of Rita Schwartz” given by her family. Rita was an active member of NAWA for many years and her family is carrying on her legacy by donating this scholarship. The Rickie Report gives you a glimpse at a few exhibited pieces and urges you to check out the 6 x 6 Project artwork available at $50. and the Scholarship winners!

 

 

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N.A.W.A., FL.Chapter

presents

LOOKING FORWARD-GLANCING BACK

and

6” x 6” Fundraiser

Opening Reception:

Friday, March 13, 2015 6-8pm

Exhibit takes place: March 7-April 11, 2015

Exhibitions are Free and Open to the Public

Wine, Hors D’oeuvres Will be Served

Monday – Friday, 9 a.m. – 5 p.m.

 Saturday 9 a.m. – 2:00 p.m.

Armory Art Center | Montgomery Hall

1700 Parker Ave. W.Palm Beach, FL 33401

 

 

 

 

 

"Ocean Revisited" Triptych by Roxene Sloate

“Ocean Revisited” Triptych by Roxene Sloate

 

“The Looking Forward-Glancing Back” Exhibition Chair, Beth Scher, is among the impressive artists whose work will be exhibited. Her powerful embroidered portraits of female soldiers appeared as a Cover Story in the Huffington Post. Denise Philipbar, the Juror for the show, is an artist, critic and curator living in the Washington DC metro area, who holds an MFA in painting from the University of the Arts in Philadelphia.

 

"Blue Ridge" by Carolyn Barth

“Blue Ridge” by Carolyn Barth

 

 

In addition to this excellent exhibition, NAWA’s Scholarship Fundraiser is being held during the Opening Reception. Artist Cynthia Maronet is delighted to be coordinating NAWA Florida’s second 6 x 6 Project that celebrates members’ talent and the extraordinary Scholarship Program. Artist members create paintings, collages, or mixed media works on 6” x 6” canvases, which go on sale for $50 each.

 

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Painting by Emalee Andre

 

 

These artworks donated by the artists are an investment in the lives of young female artists. The Scholarship Committee selects three young women from the 2015 graduating class of the Dreyfoos School of the Arts in West Palm Beach. Each will receive a $2000 scholarship and the opportunity to have their work exhibited at the Armory during the “Looking Forward‐Glancing Back” Exhibition.

 

"Urban Garden" by Helene Kleiner

“Urban Garden” by Helene Kleiner

Established in 1889, NAWA is the oldest professional women’s fine arts group in the United States. Founded in New York City, the not-for-profit, tax-exempt organization fosters public awareness and empowers, supports, and encourages women artists. The Florida Chapter of NAWA was the first regional chapter in the country. All artists wishing to join the Florida Chapter must first be juried into the Association Headquarters in New York City. 

 

 

Watercolor by Harriet Waldman

Watercolor by Harriet Waldman

 

 

NAWA welcomes applications from professional women artists as well as emerging and student artists who are U.S. citizens or permanent U.S. residents, 18 years of age or older. To learn more about this prestigious organization visit www.nawafl.com, and please attend the Armory reception on March 13th.

 

 

 

"Epic" by Hilary Pulitzer

“Epic” by Hilary Pulitzer

 

 

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“Plein Air Poetry Contest” Blends Visual Art and The Written Word

The Palm Beach Poetry Festival announces “Plein Air Poetry Contest”.  The Rickie Report applauds the concept and shares the details here.  This is a Call for Original poems of up to 30 lines, inspired by the “En Plein Air” Exhibit at the Cornell Museum of Art, Delray Beach Center for the Arts.  Use the selected paintings for your inspiration and submit by March 8th.  There are cash prizes, Honorable Mentions and the opportunity to have your poem published!  No entry fee! All ages!

 

 

 

PALM BEACH POETRY FESTIVAL

Launches Plein Air Poetry Contest Inspired by
‘En Plein Air’ Exhibit at Cornell Museum of Art

Deadline for Poetic Entries is March 8, 2015

 

 

 

 Susan R. Williamson, Director of the Palm Beach Poetry Festival,  announces a Plein Air Poetry Contest.  To enter, local writers are encouraged to submit up to 30 lines of original poetry inspired by the eight designated works from the “En Plein Air” exhibit now running at the Cornell Museum at the Delray Beach Center for the Arts.

 

"Pumped Up" by Manon Sander

“Pumped Up” by Manon Sander

 

Plein Air refers to the art of painting in outdoor daylight. The “En Plein Air” exhibit features paintings of Delray Beach and other Palm Beach County locations.

 

 

"Gater at Loxahatchee Wetlands" by Kerry Eriksen

“Gator at Loxahatchee Wetlands” by Kerry Eriksen

 

“The poetic tradition of taking inspiration from works of art is called ‘ekphrasis’ from the Greek,” said Ms. Williamson. “Ekphrastic Poems may include literal descriptions of a work of art, the poet´s mood in response to a work of art, metaphorical associations inspired by a work of art, or personal memories about a work of art. It’s a tradition quite alive in America today, and we’re pleased to join with the Cornell Museum and Plein Air Palm Beach  (PleinAirPalmBeach.com) to present this opportunity for poets to be inspired. Co-founder and Organizer of Plein Air Palm Beach, Ralph Papa said, “As written or spoken words can evoke images for both the artist and the poet, poets may represent a visual image in words. Visual artists, particularly plein air painters capture a scene in the moment as they see it.”

 

"Spring Path at Jupiter Ridge" by Ruth Weiss

“Spring Path at Jupiter Ridge” by Ruth Weiss

 

Poems should submitted by email in the body of the message, directly to pleinair@palmbeachpoetryfestival.org no later than March 8, 2015.

 

"Misty Waters at Riverbend" by Chris Kinga

“Misty Waters at Riverbend” by Chris King

 

 

The winning poet will receive a $100 prize, and $25 will be given to each of the four runners-up. Their submitted poems – along with another five “honorable mentions” – will be published on the Poetry Festival’s website at http://palmbeachpoetryfestival.org/pleinaircontest.

 

To enter the contest, poets will submit a poem inspired by the eight selected paintings of the exhibit.

 

"Sausage Tree" by Sheila Wolff

“Sausage Tree” by Sheila Wolff

 


What to Do
:
Visit the “En Plein Air” Exhibit and be inspired by the award-winning plein air art to write and submit a poem to pleinair@palmbeachpoetryfestival.org.

 

"Roundabout" by Hope Reiss

“Roundabout” by Hope Reiss

 


The Cornell Museum
is located at Delray Center for the Arts, 51 North Swinton,  to the south of the Crest Theatre building. Hours are Tuesday-Sunday, 10:00 am-4:30 pm; closed Mondays and major holidays. Delray Center for the Arts members and children under 6 years old are free. hours are Tuesday-Sunday, 10:00 am-4:30 pm; closed Mondays and major holidays. Admission is $5. Delray Center for the Arts members and children under 6 years old are free

Prizes:

  • First Prize: $100
  • Second, Third, Fourth Prizes: 4 awards of $25 each
  • 5 Honorable Mentions
  • Top 10 entries published online
"Sunny Day at Green Cay" by Dale Stryker

“Sunny Day at Green Cay” by Dale Stryker

 

Results Announced: April 15, 2015

Submit to: pleinair@palmbeachpoetryfestival.org in the body of an email message and include the painting name that inspired your poem.


Entry Fee:
No fee. Submit one poem only, please.

Length Limit: Poem may be up to 30 lines

"A Rainy Day at the Boynton Inlet" by Brennan King

“A Rainy Day at the Boynton Inlet” by Brennan King

 

The Contest Judge is Stephen Gibson, author of five poetry collections: Rorschach Art Too (2014 Donald Justice Prize, West Chester University), Paradise (Miller Williams Prize finalist, University of Arkansas Press, 2011), Frescoes (Lost Horse Press book prize, 2009), Masaccio’s Expulsion (MARGIE/Intuit House book prize, 2006), and Rorschach Art (Red Hen, 2001).  His work has appeared in The Paris Review, Ploughshares, and Poetry. He teaches at Palm Beach State College, and lives in West Palm Beach. 

 

 

For additional details, see: http://palmbeachpoetryfestival.org/pleinaircontest.

you can also reference this link:

http://archive.constantcontact.com/fs165/1102166379863/archive/1120048854403.html

and our website link:
http://palmbeachpoetryfestival.org/pleinaircontest

and the photo and contest listening on Facebook:
http://goo.gl/Xaq2BB

 

About the

Palm Beach Poetry Festival 2016:

The 12th Annual Palm Beach Poetry Festival will be held next January at the Delray Beach Center for the Arts. The Festival will once again featuring top poets at numerous ticketed public events, including readings, talks, interviews, panel discussions and more. The Palm Beach Poetry Festival is generously sponsored by The National Endowment for the Arts, Morgan Stanley, the Windler Group of Morgan Stanley’s Atlanta Office; the Cultural Council of Palm County, the Palm Beach County Tourism Development Council and the Board of Commissioners of Palm Beach County;The Palm Beach Post; Visit Florida; WLRN; and  Murder on the Beach, Delray Beach’s independent bookseller.

 

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Cherise Chambers Offers Mini-Workshop At Upcoming South Florida Basket & Fiber Guild Meeting

The South Florida Basket & Fiber Guild invites everyone to participate in a mini-workshop at the next meeting on March 4th.  This is a wonderful opportunity to learn from Cherise Chambers, as she teaches attendees to create a wire and fiber sculpture.  The Rickie Report shares the details plus some photos of other guild members’ artistry.  What a great opportunity to network with other fabric and fiber artists! The Guild meets monthly from September through April.

 

 

South Florida Basket and Fiber Guild

Invites You

Monthly Meeting Featuring:

Fiber Artist, Cherise Chambers

Wednesday, March 4th

9 am – 1 pm

Please rsvp in advance to: ericahowat@mac.com

Armory Art Center

1700 Parker Avenue W.Palm Beach, FL 33401

(561) 832-1776

 

 

Cherise Chambers' Fiber and Wire Art Sculptures

Cherise Chambers’ Fiber and Wire Art Sculptures

 

The public is invited to attend the next meeting of the South Florida Basket and Fiber Guild. Please rsvp in advance to Erica Howat at ericahowat@mac.com. The workshop fee is $15. to cover the cost of the materials. Learn how to create a figurine using Powertex, a fabric hardener, wire and masking tape. Cherise will supply the materials and participants are encouraged to bring fabrics, lace, old cotton white tee shirts or anything cotton. Participants are encouraged to wear work clothes and shoes as this is a messy project!

 

"Summer and Winter Diptych" by Guild member, Dorina Scalia

“Summer and Winter Diptych” by Guild member, Dorina Scalia

 

 

Meetings are the first Wednesday of each month from 9:00 am – 1:00 pm at the Armory Art Center in West Palm Beach. Informal meetings or weave-ins may be held during the summer months. Meeting details including topics/speakers and directions are listed in the news and events section, our newsletter and posted on our Facebook page.

 

"Mae Basket" by Guild member, Erica Howat

“Mae Basket” by Guild member, Erica Howat

 

The South Florida Basket and Fiber Guild was formed in January 2013 by a dozen enthusiastic fiber artists from Palm Beach and Broward Counties. Our purpose is to provide educational and promotional opportunities for members, both individually and as a group. We welcome all fiber artists who have a common interest in creating baskets, vessels and other woven creations to collaborate in an environment of camaraderie and fellowship. Our guild is open to weavers at all levels to share their art.  We are affiliated with the Florida Tropical Weavers Guild and the National Basketry Organization

 

 

"Go With the Flow" by Guild member, Cindy Barstek

“Go With the Flow” by Guild member, Cindy Bartosek

For more information about the South Florida Basket and Fiber Guild please visit:
southfloridabasketandfiberguild.org

and

https://www.facebook.com/pages/South-Florida-Basket-and-Fiber-Guild/410080982419059

 

 

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

Armory Art Center Features National Association of Women Artists (NAWA) “Looking Forward and Glancing Back”

Beginning Saturday, March 7th  and running through April 11th at the Armory Art Center, “Looking Forward/Glancing Back” plus Scholarship Exhibitions will highlight the work of the National Association of Women Artists members and the organization’s scholarship recipients. The N.A.W.A. Florida Chapter gives scholarships yearly to graduating seniors from the Alexander W. Dreyfoos School of the Arts who will major in fine arts.  The Rickie Report is pleased to share the details and a few sneak peeks.

 

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N.A.W.A., FL.Chapter

presents

“Looking Forward/Glancing Back”

Plus

Scholarship Exhibitions

Opening Reception:

Friday, March 13, 2015    6-8pm

Exhibit takes place: March 7-April 11, 2015

Armory Art Center | Montgomery Hall

                          1700 Parker Avenue  

W.Palm Beach, FL 33401

EXHIBITIONS ARE FREE AND OPEN TO THE PUBLIC:
WINE, HORS D’OEUVRES ARE SERVED

Monday-Friday, 9 a.m. – 5 p.m. | Saturday 9 a.m. – 2:00 p.m.

 

 

 

 

"Beneath the Surface"

“Beneath the Surface”

 

Running from March 7th through April 11th at the Armory Art Center, “Looking Forward/Glancing Back” plus Scholarship Exhibitions will highlight the work of the National Association of Women Artists members and the organization’s scholarship recipients. The N.A.W.A. Florida Chapter gives scholarships yearly to graduating seniors from the Alexander W. Dreyfoos School of the Arts who will major in fine arts.

 

 

 

"On The Easel" by Nadine Saitlin

“On The Easel” by Nadine Saitlin

 

 

The scholarships support one of the organizations missions—to foster contemporary and emerging artists. In 2014, $6,000 was awarded to three graduating seniors. This exhibition will feature painting, photography, mixed media, ceramics, and other contemporary arts. N.A.W.A. artwork will be judged; and these awards and the graduating seniors’ scholarships will be presented at the opening reception on March 13th.  The public is invited to the Reception and the continuing exhibit.

 

 

"Joyful Universe" by Debbie Lee Mostel

“Joyful Universe” by Debbie Lee Mostel

 

NAWA

Established in 1889, NAWA is the oldest professional women’s fine arts group in the United States. Founded in New York City, the not-for-profit, tax-exempt organization fosters public awareness and interest in visual art created by women, and it empowers, supports, and encourages women artists. The Florida Chapter of NAWA was the first regional chapter in the country. All artists wishing to join the Florida Chapter must first be juried into the Association Headquarters in New York City.

 

NAWA welcomes applications from professional women artists as well as emerging and student artists who are U.S. citizens and/or permanent U.S. residents, 18 years of age or older. To learn more about this prestigious organization visit www.theNAWA.org or www.nawafl.com

Armory Art Center:

The mission of the Armory Art Center is to inspire the creation and experience of art. The Armory’s vision is to be Palm Beach County’s leading visual arts education and exhibition center. Housed in an historic art deco building, the Armory provides art classes for students of all ages, exhibitions, art salons, lectures, and special events. Twenty exhibitions are hosted annually in three galleries. Nearly 100 courses held in 12 state-of-the-art studios are offered including ceramics, digital arts, drawing, glass fusing, jewelry, painting, printmaking, fibers, sculpture, and more. For more information, visit www.armoryart.org or call 561-832-1776 x33.

 

 

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

Armory Art Center Offers Spring Break Camp and Monthly Art Salon

The Armory Art Center is bringing a Visiting Artist to Spring Break Camp to expand the children’s exploration of Modern Art and Crafts!  Instructor Elizabeth Thomas is a world renown author and poet. Her Camp Session will investigate masks! In nearly all cultures, masks have been worn for many reasons ( disguises, celebrations, performances, etc.).  All campers will experience interactive activities through Spring Break Camp including drawing, painting, clay, print making and more!  The Rickie Report shares the details and also invites you to the next Art Salon, featuring  “Action Re Action” presenting the artistic duo Sherryl Muriente and Béju LeJobart. There is SO MUCH to experience at the Armory Art Center, we hope you take part!

 

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EXHIBITIONS ARE FREE AND OPEN TO THE PUBLIC
1700 Parker Avenue, West Palm Beach, FL 33401.
Monday-Friday, 9 a.m.-5 p.m. | Saturday 9 a.m.–4:30 p.m.

 

S P R I N G    B R E A K

A R T   C A M P 

AGES 4.5  – 17 

Sign up NOW for Spring Break Camp at the Armory Art Center! Go to www.armoryart.org  or Call 561.832.1776

 

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ART SALONS

 

TUESDAY, MARCH 3RD, 2015  6:30-8:30 pm

“ACTION RE ACTION”

Presented by

Sherryl Muriente and Béju Lejobart

There’s a $10 fee to attend, payable at the door

 

"Port D'Orange" by Beju

“Port D’Orange” by LeJobart

 

 

LeJobart is an artist duet, comprised of husband and wife Béju and Muriente. Individually, they create their own art, Béju as a sculptor and Muriente as a performer. Working together, Béju becomes the maker and Muriente the visionary. In unison, they write and perform short plays that demonstrate the interaction of two individuals within a couple. In large urban settings, their work translates people’s perspectives and future projections into reality, today. Their goal is to facilitate social and physical changes in the city through urban acupuncture projects that serve as a catalyst for the regeneration of dormant social networks and capital exchange.

 

 

 

 

"C'Est La Vie" with Sherryl Muriente

“C’est La Vie” with Sherryl Muriente                                                            Photo Couretsy of Robert Giordano Design215

 

Muriente tells The Rickie Report, “I am eternally in search for Tohu Bohu, the chaos within the void.”

 

 

Beju and Muriente

Beju and Muriente

 

 

Aided by her “contagious enthusiasm”, Muriente has embarked in creating collaborative cross-disciplinary live art projects under the lens of Urban Acupuncture. Through the process of grounded theory, she identifies a story or “local knowledge” from which inspiration to create a small-scale intervention serves as a catalyst to transform the larger urban context. These subtle interventions can resonate into a broader impact on the collective subconscious of those living in the city. Muriente’s creativity focuses on happenings, performance art, art installations, and live art in both solo shows and in directing others as a group in collaborative work. As an Instructor in Urban Planning at FAU, she works with students on short-term “Urban Intervention” assignments, which are 1:1 scale installation and performance pieces held outdoors in the urban landscape. As an artist, she likes to reveal and interpret the narrative found in the urban realm.

 

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Art Salon with Sherryl Muriente

 

Béju tells us, “I want to die with a smile on my face.”

 

Béju’s necessity to create is driven by the challenge of the unknown through which he expresses himself. Self-taught, he started mocking his environment by carving wooden “trompe l’oeil”. These finely detailed creations are so deceptive; they are real until you touch them. Beju would knit, melt, bend, and stitch wood, bringing it to life by carving critters. The next phase of his creativity involved considering interactions of shapes of various recycled materials, mainly stainless steel tubes and wooden pallets. This work is grounded in Descartes’ famous “Cogito ergo sum” (I think Therefore I am). Descartes explains that the simple fact of questioning our own existence proves that we do exist. Expanding from this quote, Beju’s modus operandi has become “Cogito, ergo sum, ERGO FACIO” (I think, therefore I am, THEREFORE I ACT). Dwelling on this premise, his sculptures illustrate the intricate and variable scale of involvement of Thought versus Action as they both progress in inseparable unison within us. More recently, Beju has created a much more ludic form of expression “Alley Dudes”. Born in the alley, Alley Dudes were inspired by his fascination for Paleolithic cave art found in his home country, France. Profoundly attached to the origins of human art, these PVC sculptures are a contemporary interpretation of body language through candid line forms. The power of their expression engages the viewer to complete the piece by imagining its details such as facial expressions and hand gestures.

For more information please visit: http://www.lejobart.net/

 

 

Art Salon, Beju's "Chere Maman"

Art Salon, Beju’s “Chere Maman”

 

 

ART SALONS offer stimulating conversations with other artists, in a relaxed setting. As a springboard to each of our explorations, professional artists from South Florida are invited to present their work, talk about what influenced them, and examine the work of influential artists showing in museums and galleries. Our discussions cover the gamut of contemporary art themes, including conceptual, cultural, socio/political, environmental, race and gender focused and aesthetic practices, the materials and techniques used to convey these ideas, and where we fit into the world of contemporary conceptual art. They’re also an opportunity to explore the practical side of being an artist, of professional development and the sharing of useful resources.

 

 

Salons are facilitated by Elle Schorr. Schedule of upcoming Art Salons and Videos of past Art Salon Presentations are now available at http://www.elleschorrphotography.com. “Upcoming Art Salons are also listed at http://www.armoryart.org/ArtSalons.

 

More About The Armory Art Center:

 

The mission of the Armory Art Center is to inspire the creation and experience of art. The Armory’s vision is to be recognized as providing a premier art center for both creating and viewing art. The Armory is a high-quality visual art school and exhibition center. Housed in an historic art deco building, the Armory provides art classes for students of all ages, exhibitions, art salons, lectures, and special events. Twenty exhibitions are hosted annually in three galleries. Nearly 100 courses held in 12 state-of-the-art studios are offered including ceramics, digital arts, drawing, glass fusing, jewelry, painting, printmaking, fibers, sculpture, and more.

 

For more information, visit www.armoryart.org or

call 561-832-1776 x33

 

 

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

Armory Annex Studio Resident Artists Exhibition—Reception During Street Painting Festival

While enjoying the Annual Street Painting Festival, remember to stop by the galleries!  The Armory Annex Studio is hosting a Resident Artists Exhibition and a Public Reception! An exhibition showcasing the work of the first generation of Armory Annex Studio Resident Artists: Molly Aubry, Marie-Claude Greene, Julia Longwell, and Shani Simpson began on Friday, February 14th and goes through February 28, 2015.  The Public is welcome on Saturday, February 21, 2015 from 5-8 pm (during the Street Painting Festival).  The Rickie Report is pleased to share some sneak peeks and information about these artists.

 

 

 

Armory Art Center

 

Armory Annex Studio Presents

Showcase Exhibit of

First Generation of Armory Annex Studio Resident Artists:

Molly Aubry

Marie-Claude Greene

Julia Longwell

Shani Simpson

Free, Opening Reception:

Saturday, February 21, 2015  

 5-8 pm 

 

 Exhibit Runs  February 14-28, 2015

Armory Art Center Annex 


1121 Lucerne Avenue       Lake Worth, FL 33460

 

Armory Annex Exhibition Collage

Armory Annex Exhibition Collage

 

 

The public is invited to an exhibition showcasing the work of the first generation of Armory Annex Studio Resident Artists: Molly Aubry, Marie-Claude Greene, Julia Longwell, and Shani Simpson.  The exhibit runs through February 28th.  There will be a Opening Reception on Saturday, February 21, 2015 from 5-8 pm (during the Street Painting Festival).  The event is located at the Armory Art Center Annex, 1121 Lucerne Avenue, Lake Worth, FL 33460.  Free Wine and Food will be served.  

 

"Embryonic Eyes" by Aubry

“Embryonic Eyes” by Molly Aubry

 

 

Molly Aubry earned her BFA from the University of Florida in 2008. Since then, she has shown her work locally, nationally, and internationally, and has been the Artist-in-Residence at the Rensing Center in South Carolina, the Burren College of Art in Ballyvaughan, Ireland, and the University of Utah’s Rio Mesa Center. Molly teaches Art and Design at the Armory Art Center and tutors Visual Arts, Writing, and Humanities at Palm Beach International Academy. She will be teaching workshops with the US Embassy in Moldova this summer. Residencies at the Vermont Studio Center, Cill Arts Centre in Ireland, the Institute für Alles Mögliche in Berlin, and Takt Kunstprojektraum in Berlin are forthcoming in 2015. mollyaubry.com 

 

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Jewelry by Marie-Claude Greene

 

 

 

Marie-Claude Greene has been a jewelry-making instructor in South Florida since 2005, teaching Adult Education at Boynton Beach Community High School and Boca West Community High School. She also teaches on Skype to United Nations refugees and asylum seekers from seven different countries in Africa and Near East Asia—specifically from Eritrea, Ethiopia, Iraq, Somali, Sudan, Syria, and Palestine. In this exhibition every piece exhibited represents what is taught in a class by Marie-Claude Greene. She also holds a “Student Corner” where students from several retirement communities demonstrate their talents and the techniques they have learned. In 2014 Marie-Claude Greene was awarded the “Cordi Jesu Award” in Cairo, Egypt. This award is given to those who give of themselves in extraordinary ways that positively affect the lives of others in a community. For more information go to www.claudevert.com and click on the link “I am just a simple tool”

 

 

 

"Flower Field" by Julia Longwell

“Flower Field” by Julia Longwell

 

 

Julia Longwell is a painter and photographer from New York, NY. In 2003 she earned her BFA in painting from Pratt Institute, Brooklyn, NY. Julia was recently awarded second place for her painting “Family Portrait Part 1 and 2” at the 24th Annual Juried All Florida Show hosted by Martin Arts Council. She is currently working on a new series of paintings based on photographs posted to her Instagram account @lakeworthartsymama, using photos with the hash tag #royalpoinciananeighborhood. She is inspired by the color and textures of her immediate surroundings and often includes her family in her artwork. Julia has had solo exhibitions in Dallas, TX, West Palm Beach, and Lake Worth, FL, and has been in many group shows in New York and Florida. She is also project manager for Lopez Longwell Painting and Fine Interiors, Inc. the painting and wallpaper company she and her husband founded in 2013. The couple lives in Lake Worth with their two children.  julialongwell@mac.com

 

 

 

"New Day" by Shanni Simpson

“New Day” by Shani Simpson

 

 

Shani Simpson is a visual artist working across multiple disciplines including painting, photography, 2-D and graphic design, mixed media, fashion, and the culinary arts. Her work focuses on the tenets of visual arts which she learned at an early age: line, color, shape, form, and texture. Utilizing these tools, she seeks to create images that are both unique and beautiful. She is inspired by God, the Bible, the arts, music, film, fashion, and the world around her. Shani is an alumna of the University of Miami and Florida Atlantic University and has worked in the cultural non-profit sector for the past decade in Florida, Washington, D.C., and Maryland. An avid traveler, imagery from the various places she visits continue to have an influence on the work she produces.

 

 

EXHIBITIONS ARE

FREE AND OPEN TO THE PUBLIC:

Monday-Friday, 9 a.m. – 5 p.m. | Saturday 9 a.m. – 2:00 p.m.

The mission of the Armory Art Center is to inspire the creation and experience of art. The Armory’s vision is to be recognized as providing a premier art center for both creating and viewing art. The Armory is a high-quality visual art school and exhibition center. Housed in an historic art deco building, the Armory provides art classes for students of all ages, exhibitions, art salons, lectures, and special events. Twenty exhibitions are hosted annually in three galleries. Nearly 100 courses held in 12 state-of-the-art studios are offered including ceramics, digital arts, drawing, glass fusing, jewelry, painting, printmaking, fibers, sculpture, and more. For more information, visit www.armoryart.org or call 561-832-1776 x33.

 

 

 

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

“Art, Dine & Dance”, “Contempo” and Workshops with Richard Burkett Highlighted at Lighthouse ArtCenter

The Lighthouse ArtCenter is a jewel in the crown of the varied cultural opportunities here in Palm Beach County and Southeast Florida. Enjoy a Retro evening filled with good food, dancing and art at “Art, Dine & Dance”, see “Contempo”,  the best contemporary art display showcasing world-wide artists and learn more from internationally renown pottery  professor and expert, Richard Burkett in some hands-on workshops.  The Rickie Report shares the details and some sneak peeks from “Contempo”.

 

 

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Museum hours are Monday through Friday, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., with admission free for members and $5 for non-members ages 13 and up. Saturday hours are 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. with free admission.

373 Tequesta Drive    Tequesta, FL 33469    561.746.3101

 

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Saturday, February 28, 2015

6:30 to 11 p.m.

Cocktails, Hors D’oeuvres, Raffle and Creation Stations start at 6:30 p.m.

Dinner and dancing begin at eight o’clock

Kindly reply by February 23, 2015

 

You are invited to enjoy a fun artistic evening, set against the art scene of the 1970s. Let your inner artist free to create, dine on delightful hors d’oeuvres and dinner by Little Moir’s Food Shack and dance to the disco beat!  We know how to throw a great party. Don’t miss it!  Wear your best retro look or cocktail casual.

 

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 Contempo wows ArtCenter audiences!

 

"Alchemy" by Peggy Lacwyman

“Alchemy” by Peggy Lacwyman

 

An exhibition known for pushing the limit on art ushered in this exciting new year at the Lighthouse ArtCenter. The third installment of Contempo, which runs through March 7, features cutting-edge paintings, drawings, sculpture, photography, mixed media and ceramics created within the past two years.

 

"Three Torsos" by Christine Fogel

“Three Torsos” by Christine Fogel

 

Nearly 200 visitors and artists enjoyed the contemporary art, food and wine and the company of art-lovers as several artists received special recognition for their artwork at the opening reception and awards program on Thursday, January 15 at the ArtCenter’s monthly 3rd Thursday event.

 

"Want" by Debra Lacsloan

“Want” by Debra Lacsloan

 

 

 

"Party" by Margie Agoston

“Party” by Margie Agoston

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Lighthouse ArtCenter Executive Director Katie Deits describes Contempo as “a window into the modern-day artistic interests of a very talented group of artists.”  This juried exhibition features art with an eye towards the unexpected. Works on display demonstrate innovative use of materials, unusual treatment of subject matter, unconventional mediums and edgy techniques.

 

"Mayn Rue Platz" by Sandhi Gold Laschimmel

“Mayn Rue Platz” by Sandhi Gold Laschimmel

 

“Visitors will compare much of the work at “Contempo” with what they might find at Art Basel or any other large contemporary art fair” says Barbra Broidy, curator of the exhibition, which features 187 edgy art pieces, created by artists from 18 states and three different countries. Among some of her favorites include an eight foot by eight foot painting of a cement block wall and a ceramic sculpture of a very needy-looking baby.

 

"Society" by Nolan Haan

“Society” by Nolan Haan

 

Close-Up of "Society" by Nolan Haan

Close-Up of “Society” by Nolan Haan

 

Renowned contemporary art gallerist Elayne Mordes of Whitespace Collection, West Palm Beach, Fla. was the judge and commented that she was “very excited about the quality of the work and the divergence of mediums” and that the subject matter was of “an extremely high level of intelligence. It was very challenging to select the awards….”

 

"History of Rock and Roll" by Leo Arbeznik

“History of Rock and Roll” by Leo Arbeznik

Elayne Mordes presented the following awards: Best of Show: Erica Rukin (West Palm Beach, Fla.), Our Playground, acrylic, pen and oil pastel on canvas.

 1st Place: Xiong Xuan (State College, Penn.), Hedgehog, pencil on paper

 2nd Place: T.D. Gillespie (West Palm Beach, Fla.), Tanked, oil on board and mixed media 

3rd Place: Vincent Lardieri (Palm Beach Gardens, Fla.), Untitled (Lunar-Berry-Bronzite), Mixed Media

 4th Place: Byron Keith Byrd (Miami Beach, Fla.), Holy Shit, Porcelain with gold leaf on custom pillow

 Honorable Mentions: Sue Ellen Katz (Kirkland, Wash.), Esin: The Muse, polymer clay, glass beads and semi-precious stones; Skylor Swann (Miami, Fla.), El Agua, slate tile, slips and glazes; Michelle Miller (West Palm Beach, Fla.), Influence, acrylic miniature model trees and Duralar on panel.

 

 

Sculptural and Functional Ceramics Workshop

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Finding New Forms and Surfaces with the 

Extruder and the Wheel with Richard Burkett

February 27 and 28, 2015

9 a.m. to 5 p.m. $175 for two days

 

Richard Burkett comes to us from San Diego, as a visiting artist in functional and sculptural ceramics. He will be sharing his decades of experience in the ceramics world in a two-day workshop that will include extruder, wheel and slab demonstrations.  Richard will demonstrate basic clay techniques included in the making of elegant tea bowls, vases, tea pots, double walled vessels and other of his signature works.

 

Sculptural and Functional Pottery by Richard Burkett

Sculptural and Functional Pottery by Richard Burkett

Richard Burkett, Professor of Art at San Diego State University for the past 25 years, has traveled extensively in Ecuador with Joe Molinaro, researching and photographing Ecuadorian potters, with a focus on documenting indigenous pottery cultures in the Amazon basin. They are currently working on a book on Ecuadorian Kichwa pottery.  Burkett has lectured internationally on Ceramics and the Internet at events in Stockholm, Sweden; Eskeshihir, Turkey; and Helsinki, Finland. He has traveled to Jingdezhen, China to study porcelain making in this city near the original source of porcelain clays. He is the author of “HyperGlaze”, educational glaze calculation software for artists, students and teachers, and the co-author of the sixth edition of “Ceramics: A Potter’s Handbook”, one of the most widely used ceramics textbooks, and curated an international group of forty porcelain artists and wrote essays for the Lark book, “Porcelain Masters: major works by leading artists”.

"Wave Bottom Server" by Richard Burkett

“Wave Bottom Server” by Richard Burkett

Richard Burkett received the B.A. degree in Art from Lawrence University, and M.F.A. degree in both ceramics and photography from Indiana University in 1986. For ten years after graduating, he ran the Wild Rose Pottery in Bainbridge, IN, making salt-glazed stoneware and porcelain. Since receiving his M.F.A. he has taught ceramics at the University of Wisconsin-Madison, and since 1989 at San Diego State University where he currently holds the title of Professor of Art. His work in clay continues to include both pottery and sculptural objects.

 

 

"Gear Cups" by Richard Burkett

“Gear Cups” by Richard Burkett

 

Richard Burkett tells The Rickie Report, ” My work hovers between pottery and sculpture. Some pieces move in a sculptural direction, yet still derive some of their form from vestiges of my more functional work. I find this a fascinating interplay, with one body of work informing the other and making both stronger for their interaction. These pieces fall into a long line of work that I have made, most of them soda or salt fired, and occasionally wood-fired. Atmospheric firing is the way that I think when I’m making work after 40-plus years of soda and salt firing my work. I love the complex surfaces that result from creating forms that will react to the movement of sodium through the kiln.

 

 

 

For more information on the Lighthouse ArtCenter Museum, School of Art, and its exhibitions, programs and events, visit LighthouseArts.org or call (561) 746-3101. The Lighthouse ArtCenter is in Gallery Square North, 373 Tequesta Drive, Tequesta, Florida, one-half mile west of U.S. Highway 1.

 

Museum hours are Monday through Friday, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., with admission free for members and $5 for non-members ages 13 and up. Saturday hours are 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. with free admission.

 

ABOUT THE LIGHTHOUSE ARTCENTER

The Lighthouse ArtCenter is a member-supported not-for-profit 501(c)(3) community arts organization, providing excellence in art exhibitions, instruction, education and outreach for all ages. Programs are funded in part by the Palm Beach County Cultural Council, the Palm Beach County Tourist Development Council and the Palm Beach County Board of County Commissioners.

 

 

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

Whitespace Comes to Art Wynwood-Miami With Special Collections

Whitespace Collection will be at Art Wynwood-Miami!  Elayne Mordes brings her unique “Co-léct” fashion statements, so you can meet the artists and shop at this most exciting exhibition.  The Rickie Report can tell you first-hand that the contemporary jewelry will have you adding to YOUR collection…and if you haven’t started one yet, this is the place to begin!  Stop by Booth P3.

 

 

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Art Wynwood-Miami

 

February 12 – 16, 2015

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For more information about Whitespace Collection please visit:

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

P.O.Box 33423

Palm Beach Gardens, FL 33420

Rickie@therickiereport.com

561-537-0291