Delray Beach Center for the Arts Invites You To Experience A Special 2 Day Workshop Plus An Open House At The School of Creative Arts

Calling all creative people! Delray Beach Center for the Arts invites you to explore your options at the School of Creative Arts! The School is located in the studios and classrooms on the second floor of the Crest Theatre building and offers beginner through master level classes and workshops in art, photography and writing. Day and evening classes are available for adults and youth. The Rickie Report shares the details and knows you will be pleased to be involved!

 

 


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51 N. Swinton Avenue, Delray Beach 33444

 

 

 

 

2 Day WORKSHOP

April 16 & 17

With Patricia Maguire

“Impressionism Inside/Out”

 

"Symphony" by Patricia Maguire

“Symphony” by Patricia Maguire

 

 

On Thursday and Friday, April 16 & 17  “Impressionism Inside/Out”, a fantastic workshop with Patricia Maguire, will take place from 9:30 am – 3:30 pm both days. (http://www.patimaguire.com/).  Some painting experience is required. The focus of the workshop will be impressionist principles of painting in a modern, personalized form, using emotional responses to subject matter. Learn how to use a limited, effective palette, hard and soft edges and broad brushstrokes to convey your impression of a chosen subject matter. Weather permitting, students will be painting outside as well as inside the studio, so bring portable easels along with your supplies. Some outdoor easels will be available on a first come, first served basis. A materials list will be given upon enrollment. Workshop fee is $260 for members and $275 for non-members.

 

 

Faculty member, Carla Golembe works with students

Faculty member, Carla Golembe works with students

 

 

School of Creative Arts

OPEN HOUSE

Saturday, April 18th

1:00 – 3:00  pm

 

 

 

Delray Beach Center for the Arts Open House

Delray Beach Center for the Arts Open House

 

 

On Saturday, April 18th the School of Creative Arts will hold an Open House from 1 to 3 p.m., where new and returning students can learn about exciting offerings for Spring/Summer Terms. Come and meet or re-connect with the art, photography and writing instructors. All visitors to the Open House can enjoy an impressive exhibition of art and photography, created by students currently enrolled in the School.

 

Faculty member, Deborah LaFogg Docherty works with students

Faculty member, Deborah LaFogg Docherty works with students

 

 

 

In addition to receiving class and workshop information, those looking to connect with an art or photography Meetup group can learn about two groups associated with the School of Creative Arts. Meetup.com/Art-Out-Of-School and Meetup.com/Photography-The-Art-Of-Seeing are active groups with missions to promote art and photography and help members expand their creative potential.

 

Photography Exhibit at the Open House

Photography Exhibit at the Delray Beach Center  for the Arts Open House

 

 

Now celebrating its 25th Anniversary Season, Delray Beach Center for the Arts offers “a total arts experience™” through events, theater, exhibits and learning opportunities. The historic campus includes the intimate Crest Theatre (in the restored 1925 Delray High School building) the Cornell Museum of Art (in the 1913 Delray Elementary building), and the Vintage Gymnasium (c. 1925). The Pavilion, which opened in 2002, hosts outdoor concerts and festivals. The School of Creative Arts (located on the second floor of the Crest Theatre) offers art, photography and writing classes and workshops. The Center also serves as a venue for community, corporate, private and media events.

 

Crest School Building

Crest School of Creative Arts Building

 

 

 

Delray Beach Center for the Arts is located at 51 N. Swinton Avenue, Delray Beach 33444.

For information on performances, exhibits, classes or facility rentals, call 561-243-7922 or visit DelrayArts.org.

 

 

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

Armory Art Center Announces New Classes and Workshops

The Armory Art Center’s new catalog will entice you with the varied opportunities to be inspired and learn a new artistic technique or skill. There is something here for all ages! The supportive staff is eager to help you create, from ceramics to sculpture, from jewelry to painting, from drawing to printmaking or collage. The Rickie Report highlights some particularly interesting classes and workshops. The new semester begins April 27th.  We also supply a link to the entire catalog.  Happy creating!

 

 

 

 

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Armory Art Center

1700 Parker Avenue West Palm Beach, FL 33401

561.832.1776

www.armoryart.org

 

 

Class Session 5:   April 27 – June 20, 2015

 

Gallery Hours:

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

 

 

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Close-up of Basket Fibers by Mary Catello

 

 

 

Link to the Class Catalog
http://www.armoryart.org/catalog

 

 Here are a few highlights from the Catalog that we want to share with you!

 

 

SPECIAL COURSES,

ART GROUPS,

PARTIES !

PAINT YOUR OWN CERAMICS

 

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“We will discover the nature of our particular genius when we stop trying to conform to our own or other peoples’ models, learn to be ourselves, and allow our natural channel to open.” -Shakti Gawain

 

 

EVENING CRITIQUE SEMINAR

Wednesday, April 15th  6:00 – 8:00 pm

With Cheryl Brutvan,

Director of Curatorial Affairs / Curator of Contemporary Art, Norton Museum of Art

Inspiration isn’t easy and often artists need a push to progress. Insight from critics spark ideas that help the artists take the next leap forward with their work. We are pleased and honored to host Wednesday evening critiques given by professional and superb curators for serious artists in any medium. 8 students maximum may participate per session. Audit students are welcome. Please see registrar for more information.

Registered students: $40 per session Audit students: $10 per session

 

 

ARTISTIC VESSELS &

TRADITIONAL BASKETS

Mary Catello takes you on an adventure into basketry. Functional baskets are still being made today with the same methods that date back in time. We will explore both traditional functional design and artistic interpretations. Paper, reed, found, and harvested materials will be used. Other mediums such as paint and encaustics may be added to finish or embellish. Gourds may be incorporated as a part of the structure. Technique and creativity are encouraged so each student can experiment and design their own vessels. The workshop will strive to complete one basket from a pattern(s) and one free design. Instructor will provide a kit of supplies at the following prices: no basketry experience $40; some basketry experience $65. Supplies are provided by the instructor and fees apply per class.

Mondays, 9:30 am – 12:30 pm
Session 5: April 27th – June 15th (no class on May 25th) Tuition: $280

 

 

 

 

POP UP WORKSHOP:

FIBER DYE WORKSHOP 

 

 

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“Artists who seek perfection in everything are those who cannot attain it in anything.” -Eugéne Delacroix

 

SUMMER ART CAMP

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Pop Up Workshops – 1st Saturdays

Turn your drawings and paintings into fun. Create fantastic characters and places and learn new techniques of composition and mixing colors. Explore the world of imagination in this drawing and painting workshop. The emphasis is on creativity, technique, and free expression with Sandra Gover.

Saturdays, 12:30 – 2:00 pm  Session 5: May 2nd – June 20th
Tuition: $120 | Lab fee: $24
Session 6: June 27th – August 15th (no class on July 4th) Tuition: $105 | Lab fee: $21

 

Trust the still small voice that says “This might work and I’ll try it.” -Diane Mariechild

 

Preschool Readiness through Art

On the first Saturday of every month the Armory offers a special workshop just for kids with Beth Sloat! Children have fun learning various techniques in a variety of media and leave with a finished product at the end of each workshop. All materials are included in the cost of tuition.

This program is designed for 2 1⁄2 to 4 year olds and their parent/caregiver. Help your child prepare for preschool and kindergarten by seeing what they know and how they learn. Take part in fun activities with your children with the guidance of an artist/teacher. After each class, children will have artwork that can be displayed at home. Class size is limited to six children. The program promotes and enhances:

• Developmental skills & overcoming benchmarks • Development of motor & social skills
• Development of vocabulary
• Parent & child connections

• Creative expression, self-esteem, & stimulating imagination

COLLEGE PREP –

PORTFOLIO DEVELOPMENT

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Link to the Class Catalog
http://www.armoryart.org/catalog

 

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 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:

Rickie Leiter, Publisher

The Rickie Report

P.O.Box 33423

Palm Beach Gardens, FL 33420

Rickie@therickiereport.com

561-537-0291

Armory Art Center’s “All Student Showcase” and “Faculty Show” Feature All Media

The Armory Art Center campus is an architectural and educational treasure.  It is located in the heart of West Palm Beach’s historic neighborhoods with Howard Park, the Palm Beach County Convention Center, CityPlace and the Kravis Center for the Performing Arts nearby.  Within the campus buildings, creativity and artistry are nurtured, appreciated and are a cause for celebration!  This Rickie Report highlights two Exhibits that exemplify what The Armory Art Center is all about: The All Students Showcase and the Armory Faculty Show.  We share the details and a few photos here.  Enjoy the Opening Public Receptions taking place on Friday, April 17th in separate galleries. It is a chance to see emerging artists and professionals sharing their creative souls.

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You Are Invited

ALL STUDENT SHOWCASE

(Montgomery Hall)

and

ARMORY FACULTY SHOW

(Greenfield and East Galleries)

Opening Receptions

Friday, April 17th

6 – 8pm

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

 

1700 Parker Avenue    W.Palm Beach, FL 33401

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

 

 

 

The public is invited to the two Opening Receptions.  The ALL STUDENT SHOWCASE, is an Exhibition of work by Armory Art Center students in all media.  This Exhibition takes place in Montgomery Hall.  The ARMORY FACULTY SHOW, coincides, showing work by Armory Art Center Faculty members in all media.  This Exhibition takes place in the Greenfield and East Galleries.  Both Exhibitions are organized by the Armory Art Center. Armory exhibitions are free and open to the public. The Opening Receptions take place on Friday, April 17, 2015 from 6-8pm.

 

 

Oil Marker on Wood by Faculty Member, Sam Perry

“My Blue Wall” Oil and Marker on Wood  by Faculty Member, Sam Perry

 

 

 The campus is composed of three facilities including the historic Palm Beach County National Guard Armory Building, the Muriel S. Kaplan Building and the Young Artists Studio Facility. The original Armory building is an Art Deco gem, built by William Manly King in 1939 and placed on the National Register of Historic Places in 1992. Greeted by the Morris & Rose Kraft Sculpture Gardens and The Junior League of the Palm Beaches Festival Arts Plaza, one steps through the Seymore and Gladys Ziv Courtyard, enters the Robert & Mary Montgomery Historic Building and steps in the East Gallery which hosts regional and national juried and international exhibitions.

 

Carved Stone by Faculty Member, Gerson Rapoport

“Out of the Ashes” Carved Stone by Faculty Member, Gerson Rapoport

 

Studios for printmaking, digital imaging, jewelry making, metal smithing, glass fusing and photography surround the 4,000 square foot multipurpose hall which hosts lectures, exhibits and special events. Rental of this facility can be arranged. The Historic Robert & Mary Montgomery Armory Building opens onto the Rose Kraft Plaza surrounded by exotic and rare palms.

 

 

Artistry by Lynne Solomon

“Past Presence” Mixed Media by Lynne Solomon, Student

 

 

The Muriel S. Kaplan Building is located just off the courtyard and adjacent to the 2,000 square foot Ansin Kiln Complex. These buildings house ceramics, figure sculpture, bronze casting and 3D design studios.  The newest addition to the campus is the 11,000 square foot Young Artists Studio Facility. Beautiful, spacious studios with the truest of natural northern exposure lighting host the painting, drawing and youth programs.

 

 

Sculpture by Hillary Putnam

“Woven” Ceramic by Hillary Putnam, Student

 

 

 

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 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:

Rickie Leiter, Publisher

The Rickie Report

P.O.Box 33423

Palm Beach Gardens, FL 33420

Rickie@therickiereport.com

561-537-0291

Art Salons in April Look At “Socio/Eco Science and Art” and “Girl Noticed”, A National Mural Project

Enjoy stimulating conversations with other artists, led by Elle Schorr.  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.  Topics 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. Explore the practical side of being an artist, of professional development and share useful resources.  Meet Diane Arrieta (aka Birds Are Nice) on April 7th. Lori Pratico and Elizabeth Sanjuan, of Girl Noticed, will present on April 21st.  All Salons meet in the Library of the Armory Art Center. Please note the last Art Salon for this season takes place on Tuesday, May 5. Salons will resume on the first Tuesday of each month, starting on October. The Rickie Report gives the details and introduces the artists here.  This is an outstanding opportunity for artists to network with each other and for art patrons to engage more personally with the artists.
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AT THE APRIL ART SALONS:

 

TUESDAY, APRIL 7th, 2015 

EVOLUTION: AN ARTIST LOOKS TOWARD SCIENCE

PRESENTED BY

DIANE ARRIETA (AKA BIRDS ARE NICE)

and

TUESDAY, APRIL 21st, 2015

GIRL NOTICED

PRESENTED BY

LORI PRATICO AND ELIZABETH SANJUAN

First and Third Tuesdays – 6:30 – 8:30 p.m.

$10. Fee to Attend

Salons meet in the Library of the Armory Art Center

1700 Parker Avenue      West Palm Beach, FL 33401

 

 

 

TUESDAY, APRIL 7th, 2015

EVOLUTION: AN ARTIST LOOKS TOWARD SCIENCE

PRESENTED BY

DIANE ARRIETA (AKA BIRDS ARE NICE)

 

"This Little Piggy" by Dian

“This Little Piggy” by Diane Arrieta (aka Birds Are Nice)

 

You’ve seen her work at the Boynton Beach Arts District and in Wynwood during Art Basel, at the FAU Library in Jupiter and at The Mordes Collection “Outside the Box”, at the recent Cultural Council of the Palm Beaches “Paws and Claws” and at many other exhibits in south Florida.

 

"Urban Dwelling" by Diane Arrieta (aka Birds Are Nice)

“Urban Dwelling” by Diane Arrieta (aka Birds Are Nice)

 

This art talk will explore the artist’s journey from traditional object maker through the various stages of her art career; ending at her current stage working under the pseudonym Birds are Nice to promote science literacy through conceptual art. Processes and use of unique materials will be discussed, along with a little science. Her goal is to save the planet one artwork at a time!

 

"Save The Whales" by Diane Arrieta (aka Birds Are Nice)

“Save The Whales” by Diane Arrieta (aka Birds Are Nice)

 

 

Birds are Nice is an American artist, born in Pennsylvania, currently working in south Florida. This interdisciplinary artist utilizes various printmaking techniques with cut vinyl, illustration, sculpture and animation. The work has a distinct urban feel, with a style rooted in the comic book genre, but also has strong influences from artist like Robert Rauschenberg, Jasper Johns and Daisy Youngblood. Her work has been categorized as socio-eco-political.   She received a MSc from the University of Edinburgh, U.K. in wildlife biology.

 

BAN by Diane Arrieta (aka (Birds Are Nice)

BAN by Diane Arrieta (aka (Birds Are Nice)

For more information about Diane’s creativity, please visit:

http://www.dianearrieta.com

 

TUESDAY, APRIL 21st, 2015

GIRL NOTICED

PRESENTED BY

LORI PRATICO AND ELIZABETH SANJUAN

 

 

 

Elizabeth Sanjuan and Lori Pratico

Elizabeth Sanjuan and Lori Pratico

 

Girl Noticed is a nationwide charcoal mural project aimed at bringing attention and awareness to the important role “the female” plays in our society. Hollywood based portrait artist Lori Pratico and photographer Elizabeth Sanjuan will be traveling to 50 states in 3 years to erect a series of detailed charcoal portraits, created as large exterior murals. Each mural will depict a female chosen from the area in which the mural will be painted. The murals will be crafted in charcoal, with the idea that weather conditions will naturally and quickly fade away these images. There is a window of time to “Notice” the artwork that has been created. This represents the message: “when an individual’s talents, intelligence, and character are left unnoticed, they may fade away, disappear, and never be seen or developed into their full potential.” Each individual chosen will be photographed alongside her portrait, and these photos will comprise a book to be published at the completion of the project.

 

Girl Noticed Mural

Girl Noticed Mural (Photo Courtesy of Elizabeth Sanjuan)

 

 

Lori Pratico started her artistic career over 25 years ago, painting commercial billboards in Philadelphia. She then turned to creating her own art, most often portraits, and says: “My artwork is inspired by those who dare to be different. My paintings are often of women with tattoos, or brightly colored hair, but more importantly, women who have chosen to be happy with themselves despite what labels society has placed on them. When painting a portrait, I reach for the inside of a person. I know if I get the inside right, the outside will simply fall into place.”

 

 

Art by Elizabeth Sanjuan (Photo Courtesy of Artist)

Photo by  Elizabeth Sanjuan (Photo Courtesy of Artist)

 

 

Now she has decided to return to climbing walls. She explains “Over 25 years later, I’m back to painting walls, but with a different goal: to bring attention to important issues surrounding the demoralization of women, and to recognize the strength, courage, talents and tenacity of females throughout the United States. I’m creating something you have no choice but to notice. The first mural was done in Hollywood, Florida in January 2015. Before my 50th birthday, I will travel 50 states and create at least 50 murals. Art has always been where I have found my voice, and I aim to be heard. In a world where everyone is in a hurry I’m asking you to pause. My portraits challenge you to look closer, look longer and see differently.”

 

 

Portrait by Lori Pratico

Portrait by Lori Pratico

 

 

Elizabeth Sanjuan began her travel and photography adventures while at American Airlines, where she worked for 25 years. Now a recognized philanthropist and co-owner of Gallery 2014 in Hollywood, Florida, she has traveled to over 73 countries and plans to see at least 100 by the time she reaches age sixty. She and her husband, Ken Brown, founded the Sanjuan-Brown Hollywood Arts Foundation in 2012, a non-profit organization dedicated to promoting the arts and arts education. World travel is her vehicle and photography is her medium. “My passion is to discover, through travel, the vast mosaic of people, lands and cultures that the world offers; and to record, as faithfully as I can, the incredible panorama of color, pattern and energy that bombards the receptive eye. Travel gives me the opportunity to observe, but I believe the lens intensifies my ability to truly understand. I want to convey the world’s incredible variety and to create an awareness, understanding and respect for humankind through photographic images. I am constantly reminded that even though people live worlds apart, we are truly all the same. Our hopes, dreams, loves and losses are all captured in our faces. The camera provides objective proof of our commonality.”

 

 For more information about Lisa, Elizabeth and Girl Noticed, please visit:

http://girlnoticed.com/

 

 

DIRECTIONS

If you’re driving North on I-95, turn right/ east on Belvedere Blvd. Turn left at the light on to Parker Avenue. Continue north to Park Place, just before the fire station. The entrance and main parking lot of the Armory Art Center is halfway up the block on the left side.

 

If you’re driving South on I-95, turn left / east on Okeechobee Blvd. Turn right on Parker Ave, just before the Convention Center. Continue south past the fire station and turn left on Park Place. The entrance and main parking lot of the Armory Art Center is halfway up the block on the left side.

 

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 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:

Rickie Leiter, Publisher

The Rickie Report

P.O.Box 33423

Palm Beach Gardens, FL 33420

Rickie@therickiereport.com

561-537-0291

Call for Entries: 37th Lighthouse ArtCenter Member Exhibition

The Lighthouse ArtCenter announces its 37th Member Exhibition!  Each year, members have an opportunity to show their work in a non-juried exhibition. If you have not joined yet, you still can up to the moment you drop off your artwork! A percentage of sales goes to LAC to support future events. The Rickie Report shares this Call to Artists and the forms here.  Mark Thursday, April 16th on your calendars for the Opening Reception and Awards Ceremony. The Exhibit opens April 6th. ATTENTION Art Lovers:  Stop by and Support the Arts!

 

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37th Annual Member Exhibition

 

Opening Reception and Awards

Thursday,  April 16th

5:30 – 7:30 pm

Exhibit Runs April 6 through April 29

373 Tequesta Drive     Tequesta, FL 33469

561.746.3101

LighthouseArts.org

 

 

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"Sunset Coconut Palm" by Sue Dayton

“Sunset Coconut Palm” by Sue Dayton

 

 

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"Water Dance" by Barbara Bailey

“Water Dance” by Barbara Bailey

 

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"Cherries" by Marge Sammis

“Cherries” by Marge Sammis

 

 For more information about this event or other exhibit, classes or workshops, please visit: LighthouseArts.org

 

"Cattleya Orchids" by Joe Horton

“Cattleya Orchids” by Joe Horton

 

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

“BLING: Art That Shines” And “Adornment” Promises To Dazzle Visitors

Delray Beach Center for the Arts announces two new exhibits at the Cornell Museum of Art. “BLING: Art That Shines” and “Adornment: A Faculty Showcase” promise to dazzle visitors with contemporary paintings and mixed media works. An Opening Celebration is planned for Thursday, March 26th and will include sparkling wines courtesy of SEQUIN Wines, cocktails, light bites and a chance to meet the participating artists.  “BLING: Art That Shines” features 16 internationally recognized artists who use diamond dust, crystals, metals, glass, mirrors, lights or glitter to give their work an element of shine. Artwork in this exhibit has been seen in galleries worldwide. “Adornment: A Faculty Showcase” is a group show that features paintings and photography by instructors at the Center’s School of Creative Arts.  The Cornell Museum of Art will also participate with the First Friday Art Walks coordinated by the Downtown Development Authority. The museum galleries will be open from 6 to 9 p.m. on April 3, May 1, June 5 and July 3.  The Rickie Report shares some sneak peeks and the details. Note: The artwork will be more sparkly and blingy in person!  Don’t miss this!!

 

 

 

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“BLING: Art That Shines”

AND

“Adornment: A Faculty Showcase”

 

OPENING RECEPTION

Thursday, March 26th

9 – 11:30 PM

 

 

Exhibit dates are March 24-July 5, 2015

Suggested Admission is a  $5 donation

Museum Hours: Tuesday – Sunday  10am – 4:30pm

Located on the campus of Delray Beach Center for the Arts

 at  Old School Square

51 N. Swinton Avenue in downtown Delray Beach, FL 33444

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An Opening Celebration is planned for Thursday, March 26th from 9 p.m. to 11:30 p.m. The evening will include sparkling wines courtesy of SEQUIN Wines, cocktails, light bites and a chance to meet some of the participating artists. Admission is a suggested $5 donation.

 

“BLING: Art That Shines” features 16 internationally recognized artists who use diamond dust, crystals, metals, glass, mirrors, lights or glitter to give their work an element of shine. Artwork included in this exhibit has been shown in galleries worldwide.  Designed as a smaller companion exhibit,”Adornment: A Faculty Showcase” is a group show that features paintings and photography by instructors at the Center’s School of Creative Arts. Each were given the theme of “adornment” (something that decorates or is an ornament) to interpret in their works.  The Cornell Museum of Art will also participate with the First Friday Art Walks coordinated by the Downtown Development Authority. The museum galleries will be open from 6 to 9 p.m. on April 3, May 1, June 5 and July 3.

 

Meet the BLING artists:

Shonagh Adelman is a contemporary feminist artist who combines different mediums in one image. Using materials she is drawn to, her art creates cultural commentaries on different issues. Her work includes the use of crystals, and Adleman uses a crystal method which deploys thousands of colored 4mm glass and acrylic crystals on canvas. She then embeds other media – including plasticine, tablets, photographs, and plastic eyeballs – within the crystal surface. The result is an illuminated and exaggerated image. Adelman has work in the permanent collections of the San Francisco Museum of Modern Art and of the National Museum for Women in the Arts. She has also been exhibited at SFMOMA, The Aldrich Museum, Fuller Museum, Linda Kirkland Gallery, as well as others.

 

 

"Chanel" by Alberto Murillo

“Chanel No.5″ by Alberto Murillo

 

 

Jose Alvarez (D.O.P.A.) creates “an overwhelming desire to believe in the transformative power of art.” Using brilliant colors that create psychedelic patterns, floral imagery, and materials such as crystals and porcupine quills, the work he creates is a combination of science, spirituality, and mysticism. The end result is an otherworldly effect for the viewer. Alvarez began his career through performances in which he “channelled” a 2,000 year old Shaman spirit named Carlos.  His has performed in front of live audiences around the world, and media broadcasts of these performances have also been viewed worldwide.  The video work was presented in 2002 at the Whitney Biennial, and has also been shown in a solo exhibition at The Kitchen in New York. Alvarez is internationally known, and his artwork has been shown at Norton Museum of Art in West Palm Beach, at Art Basel in Miami Beach, and at shows in New York and in San Francisco.

 

 

Michael Chearney grew up in Baltimore and learned to paint from his immigrant grandparents.  They inspired him to look at the world creatively, and to color outside the lines. Chearney has stated that “art is a living thing, and that the process involves mind, body, and spirit.”  His paintings have impressionistic overtones, and each one speaks a different message. In 2013, Chearney was recognized as ATOD Magazine’s Male Artist of the Year. Exhibitions include Red Dot Miami, the Palm Springs Fine Art Show, INCOGNITO 2013 at the Santa Monica Museum of Art, and solo shows at the George Billis Gallery in Los Angeles.  His work has been in nationwide group exhibitions in New York, Chicago, Los Angeles, and Miami.

 

 

"Golden Pause" by Frank Hyder

“Golden Pause” by Frank Hyder

 

 

Ben Eine is a street artist from the U.K., who was propelled into the limelight when Prime Minister David Cameron gave Barack Obama a screen print of his work to congratulate the President on his second inauguration. Eine is most noted for his bright alphabet letters that are found on shop shutters throughout London’s Shoreditch, Brick Lane, and Broadway Market areas. Although best known for his street art, Eine also does screen prints.  The mixed media that Eine uses for his creations includes spray paint, acrylic, and glitter on canvas. Google Maps has created a map of Eine’s street art throughout London.  His art can also be found throughout the streets of Tokyo, Dublin, Los Angeles, Paris, San Francisco, and Stockholm.  His work has been exhibited in New York, Los Angeles, Tokyo, and throughout Europe, including V1 in Copenhagen and Collette in Paris.

 

 

Bruce Helander is a prominent artist who specializes in collage and assemblage. He has had quite an interesting career. Aside from his art, he is also a prominent writer who has written extensively about contemporary art. Helander possesses a Master’s Degree in painting from Rhode Island School of Design, where he was Provost and Vice President of Academic Affairs. He arrived in Palm Beach by way of NYC in 1982, and has been active in the South Florida art scene ever since. His work is in over 50 museum collections, including the Metropolitan Museum of Art, the Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum, the Brooklyn Museum, the Smithsonian, the Art Institute of Chicago, the Los Angeles County Museum of Art, the San Francisco Museum of Modern Art and most recently, the Whitney Museum of American Art and Museum of Contemporary Art (MOCA) in Los Angeles.  His collages also appear in the magazines Jazziz, The New Yorker, Palm Beach Illustrated, as well as others.

 

"Neon Pink Poppy" by  Camomile Hixon

“Neon Pink Poppy” by Camomile Hixon

 

Damien Hirst is a prominent artist from the United Kingdom, who uses installation, sculpture, painting, and drawing to explore the complex relationship between art, life, and death. Often exploring more macabre aspects, his work is certainly unique and shows the connection death has to us all. The conversation he has sparked with his works is controversial, but needs to be explored. Early in his career, Hirst was one of the main organizers of a group exhibition called Freeze at Goldsmiths College. This exhibit launched not only Hirst’s career, but also the careers of other British artists. In the 1990’s, Hirst created his most famous series, Natural History. This series features preserving animals in steel and glass tanks filled with formaldehyde, with the most well-known being a Tiger Shark, whose body is slowly decaying due to the formaldehyde solution. Hirst’s intriguing works have been exhibited in over 90 solo shows worldwide, and have also been included in over 260 group shows. In 2012, Hirst was recognized with a retrospective at the Tate Modern for his contribution to British art over the last two and a half decades.

 

 

Camomile Hixon is a pop artist whose main medium is glitter. Based out of New York City, Hixon’s works include pop images and words on canvas that sparkle with glitter, three-dimensional supersized cellophane flower installations, as well as the worldwide interactive Missing Unicorn search. Her work has been exhibited in Lyman Allyn Art Museum, The American Textile History Museum, The Children’s Museum of The Arts in SoHo, and in Central Park, NYC. She is also internationally acclaimed, and her work has been exhibited in Europe and Japan.

 

"Dead Black Brilliant Utopia" by Damien Hirst

“Dead Black Brilliant Utopia” by Damien Hirst

 

Frank Hyder is a painter, formerly from Philadelphia, but now living in Miami. He was a member of the faculty at Moore College of Art and Design, and his career highlights include more than 150 group shows and over 80 solo exhibitions. He has exhibited worldwide, throughout the continental US, Canada, Great Britain, South America, Hong Kong, Singapore, and Melbourne, Australia. Much of Hyder’s work is influenced by his experience living in Venezuela with his family. His work is vibrant and moves across the canvas in bright colors. Aside from paintings, Hyder’s works include sculptures, luminaries, ceramics, and landscapes, among others. Hyder’s major awards include a Senior Fulbright Research Grant to Venezuela, U.S. Embassy Cultural Grants, Mid Atlantic NEA, two Pennsylvania State Council of the Arts Grants and an International Art Programming Network Partners Grant.

 

 

Ashley Longshore has said that her art is representative of the world as she sees it, and she has been recognized as “a modern Andy Warhol.”  Her art focuses on American consumerism, pop culture, and Hollywood glamour. Longshore’s work often takes a satirical approach, using fashion icons as the means to make a statement.  Her client base includes Blake Lively, Salma Hayek, and Penelope Cruz. Her gallery, Longshore Studio Gallery, is located on Magazine Street in New Orleans.  She has exhibited in the US and Europe, and has been featured in such magazines as Elle, Forbes, Vogue, Marie Claire Belgium, Elle Décor Belgium, Vie Magazine, SPUR, Hollywood Reporter, and Matchbook Magazine.

 

 

Alberto Murillo is a native of Madrid, Spain, and self-taught artist. His work is influenced by Abstract Expressionism. He uses acrylic and UV polymer resin that is poured into panels in a color blocking effect, with the canvases lying on the floor as opposed to on an easel.  Murillo describes this process as creating liquid skins that are able to be manipulated in order to create his vibrant works. Murillo’s artwork has been exhibited in over 30 shows across the US and Europe, and is currently represented by seven galleries in the US. He is also featured in over 40 private collections and in several public art installations.

 

"Chanel No.5" by Jonathan Stein

“Chanel No.5″ by Jonathan Stein

 

Allie Pohl is an LA-based conceptual artist.  She has exhibited at the Orlando Museum of Art, Context Miami, Dallas Art Fair, The Santa Monica Museum of Art, the Denver International Airport, and a public sculpture show curated by Olga Viso, in which she won the People’s Choice Award. On her Twitter profile, Allie Pohl has written “Transforming the social construct of perfection,” and indeed, her art showcases this statement.  Pohl has created the Ideal Woman by digitally enhancing Barbie to fit the ideal Western society measurements of 36-24-26, and is shown in a range of media, including sculpture, video, and jewelry.  Her work challenges the meaning of perfection and creates a need to embrace imperfection. Aside from Ideal Woman, Pohl’s work includes Hot Seat, which glimpses into a woman’s most personal of moments, as well as Peacocking, which is influenced by the dating app Tinder and emphasizes the transformation of the ideal male.

 

 

 

Jonathan Stein is a conceptual artist from the Bronx whose expertise includes sculpture, painting, installation, photography, and video installation. His work makes social statements all the while sparkling with hand-placed Swarovski Crystals. His influences include Andy Warhol, Judith Leiber, and John Waters, and he says of himself, “I am a lover of all things campy and kitsch.” Stein is also involved in philanthropic efforts that aid in helping pediatric cancer patients.  He has worked with Katy Perry and the Gibson Guitar Company, among others, and he serves as the Creative Director of Drops of Hope, Inc., a South Florida non-profit organization that provides specialized services to pediatric cancer patients and their low to no income families. In 2003, Stein received Best Commercial Photography Portfolio from The Art Institute in Fort Lauderdale.  His work has appeared in numerous publications and has been exhibited in group shows and solo shows, both across the U.S. and internationally in Latin America and Europe.  For the past eight years, Stein’s work has been shown at Art Basel, Miami Beach.

 

 

Raul Vega’s specialty is textured canvases, using a pallet knife and numerous brushes to apply a rich mixture of layered paints.  His landscapes have been said to capture the essence of nature’s harmony and color balance.  The colors and textures of his work reinforce nature’s beauty and inspiration.  Vega’s aggressively textured surfaces and purposeful abstract patterns “created by nature and manipulated by man” create a unique balance between the abstract and reality. Vega’s art has been exhibited in a series of artists’ surveys, in Palm Beach at the Paul Fisher Gallery, “Art at the Whitney” in West Palm Beach, Bluestone Gallery in Milford, PA, and ArtHouse429 in Palm Beach.  His work has also been acquired by the Coral Springs Museum of Art and the Schacknow Museum of Fine Arts.

 

 

Hilary White has spent the majority of her career in Philadelphia. She loves wood work, and has incorporated this love into three dimensional painted sculpture, and installation. She has described her work as an “exploration of theology and imagination.” White is influenced by the early art of the Byzantine era through the early Gothic era when works were commissioned for religious purposes, and also by the 19th century when the movement turned to Art for the sake of Art. Her work reflects the combination of faith and fact. White has participated in various art fairs, and has been in over 36 exhibitions, including nine solo exhibitions. Her work has been shown locally and internationally in Berlin and Hong Kong.

 

 

 

Rob Wynne creates mixed-media objects, installations, drawings, and canvases.  His work uses glass, beads, silk, and glitter to create surreal and ephemeral environments. Wynne also uses text to create narratives on his pieces, which are embroidered over images, formed of glass, and painted onto objects. The chosen phrases on his pieces come from literature, television, and conversations.  Removed from their context, these phrases become their own art form. Solo gallery exhibitions include JGM Galerie in Paris, Galerie Edward Mitterand in Geneva, and Holly Solomon Gallery in New York.  Group exhibitions include Gavlak Gallery in Palm Beach, the McNay Art Museum in Texas, P.S.1 Institute for Contemporary Art in New York, Long Beach Museum of Art in California, The Drawing Center in New York, and the Museum of Fine Arts in Boston.  Wynne is also featured in collections at the Whitney Museum of American Art, The Museum of Modern Art, Philadelphia Museum of Art, Centre Pompidou, the Norton Museum of Art, Columbus Museum of Art, and the Bibliotheque Nationale de France.

 

 

Russell Young is best known for his silk screen paintings which are sprinkled with diamond or crystal dust. His work explores where the American Dream intersects with crime, addiction, and death.  Young has said that he uses the diamond dust to lure viewers in, to seduce them to look closer at the image underneath the sparkle.  His work uses historical images and images of American pop culture. Young began his career as a photographer, and he shot the cover of George Michael’s Faith album.  He has photographed such celebrities as Bruce Springsteen, Bjork, Paul Newman, and Diana Ross, and he has shot over 100 videos for MTV. Young also does charity work for The Art of Elysium, an organization that brings artists in to spend time with hospitalized children who are battling serious medical conditions.  He is very passionate about this work, and believes in giving to this community. Young has been exhibited throughout the world, including in London, Vienna, Montreal, Los Angeles, Belgium, and San Francisco.  His fan base includes Brad Pitt, President Obama, Kate Moss, Elizabeth Taylor, and numerous other celebrities, all of whom own pieces of his work.

 

About Delray Beach Center for the Arts

Now celebrating its 25th Anniversary Season, Delray Beach Center for the Arts offers “a total arts experience™” through events, theater, exhibits and learning opportunities. The historic campus includes the intimate Crest Theatre (in the restored 1925 Delray High School building) the Cornell Museum of Art (in the 1913 Delray Elementary building), and the Vintage Gymnasium (c. 1925). The Pavilion, which opened in 2002, hosts outdoor concerts and festivals. The School of Creative Arts (located on the second floor of the Crest Theatre) offers art, photography and writing classes and workshops. The Center also serves as a venue for community, corporate, private and media events. For information on performances, exhibits, classes or facility rentals, call 561-243-7922 or visit DelrayArts.org.

 

 

This project is sponsored in part by the State of Florida through the Florida Department of State, Division of Cultural Affairs, and the Florida Council on Arts and Culture.

Follow the Cornell Museum of Art on Twitter, @DBCornellMuseum. Follow Delray Center for the Arts on Facebook.com/DBCenterForArts and Twitter/@DBCenterForArts.

Delray Beach Center For The Arts  www.delraycenterforthearts.org

 

 

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Explore, Enjoy, Chat And Peruse At Whitespace Collection Before Season Closing!

Elayne Mordes of Whitespace Collection has brought contemporary art in Palm Beach County to new heights this season!  In the midst of mourning her beloved soul mate, Marvin Mordes, Elayne has given us the remarkable “Pushing Boundaries” exhibit celebrating the fall of the Berlin Wall; new art accessories for the body and home in Col-léct; Karla Walter’s “Crow Installation”, a new collectable poster by Max Toth, insightful  art and interviews with returning Veterans by Dr. Wilma Bulkin Seigel and so much more.  The Rickie Report shares the details of Whitespace’s CLOSING WEEK.  Stop by and get engaged with art!  This is a perfect place to bring children with you and start talking about what art is all around them.We look forward to next season already!

 

 

 

 

Whitespace Collection

 

Join us
Saturday and Sunday, March 21 – 22 from 11-4pm
for our season

CLOSING WEEKEND

As a special “Thank You” to our friends and patrons
20% discount in our Collect and Museum Shop!

no reservation required
a donation of $10 is requested

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

561.842.4131

 

 

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Partial proceeds benefitting the arts and art education in Palm Beach County through Community Foundation – the Mordes Family Fund

Whitespace is a private exhibition space and receives no state or local funding.

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

 

 

 

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Mark Your Calendar for Two Inspiring Events at Armory Art Center

Mark your calendar for these two inspiring events at the Armory: On March 17th, nationally renown painter and teacher, Miroslav Antic, will give a presentation at the Art Salon, led by Elle Schorr. From March 19th to April 14th the Armory Art Center will feature work by Armory artists-in-residence produced during their eight month tenure. The Artists-in-Residence program attracts up-and-coming artists from across the country where they develop their portfolio, teach Armory students, and learn from Armory faculty and visiting master artists.  The 2015/2016 artists-in-residents are Chris Pickett and Jessi Maddocks for ceramics, Lisa Johnson for jewelry, Hiromi Katayama for painting and drawing, and Woody Othello for sculpture.   The Rickie Report urges you to take these opportunities to meet the these artists and other faculty members. See what YOU can create at the Armory Art Center !  The Artist in Residence Exhibit Open Reception is  March 19th from 6 – 8 pm. The public is welcome to both events!

 

 

 

 

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AT THE ART SALON:

TUESDAY, MARCH 17, 2015 

“FOUR AND A HALF DECADES OF PAINTING”

MIROSLAV ANTIC

First and Third Tuesdays – 6:30 – 8:30 p.m.

$10. Fee to Attend

 

Enjoy 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.

 

Elle Schorr leads discussions covering 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.

 

Miroslav Antic, known nationally for his talent as a painter and for his teaching abilities, was born in Yugoslavia and received his training from the Academy of Fine Arts in Belgrade, Yugoslavia. He served on the painting faculty at the Museum School of Fine Arts in Boston for over 20 years and has been an Armory faculty member since 2001. Recognition for his work includes a Pollock-Krasner Foundation Grant and a NEA New England Foundation for the Arts Fellowship, as well as a Florida Individual Fellowship in Visual Arts, and a South Florida Cultural Consortium Fellowship,among numerous other awards.

 

 

Artwork by Miroslav Antic

Artwork by Miroslav Antic

 

“Painting is a form of Utopia – a place (the object itself) and a time (spent in making it) where the world has a chance to be perfect. The painting is here, but what is represented on it is distanced, twice removed. For me, it was always the past, not the future, that held most interest. The old is infinitely more mysterious than that which is yet to come. Armed with love of history and love for color and painterliness, I set out, over and over again, to make the most exquisite pictorial statements I am capable of creating”.

 

"Untitled" by Miroslav Antic

“Untitled” by Miroslav Antic

“Modernist and Post-modernist disdain for craftsmanship, beauty, and nostalgia is always a challenge. At some point in my career I decided to directly take on these very issues – craftsmanship, beauty, nostalgia, even sentimentality. Most of the images I work with are culled from the movies, old TV shows, old photographs of myself and the members of my family, and other sources I grew up with. Seen from the distance of time these images strike me as mysterious and poignant – the combination of sweetness and latent ominousness is the best”.

 

Image by Miroslav Antic

Image by Miroslav Antic

“After the image has come, I proceed to treat it in paint in various ways – I play with the conceptual significance of not only the image, but also, of what is done to it pictorially. I contend with spatial issues as they are seen in the traditional representation of the three dimensional image on the two dimensional surface. This I confront with the Modernist notion of flatness, as represented by transparent stripes, spills, glazings, etc. Affirming, denying, and again affirming, is of great interest to me”.

 

 

Artwork by Miroslav Antic

Artwork by Miroslav Antic

In my view, painting is conceptually the most interesting and the most difficult form of visual art today precisely because of its long history – sometimes it is less troublesome to invent a new medium, than it is to find uses for an old one. It takes a long time to get good at painting – being a total believer, I am not willing to give up anything. My work is aiming to exist in the realm between passion and distancing – both are necessary”. Miroslav Antic

 

 

Artist-in-Residence Exhibition

Opening Reception:

Thursday, March 19th      6:00-8:00 pm

Exhibit Runs March 19-April 14, 2016

Armory Art Center | Greenfield and East Galleries

1700 Parker Avenue      West Palm Beach, FL 33401

EXHIBITIONS ARE FREE AND OPEN TO THE PUBLIC:
ENTERTAINMENT (DJ) AND REFRESHMENTS.

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

 

MEET THE ARTISTS:

Armory Art Center's Artists-In-Residence

Armory Art Center’s Artists-In-Residence 2014/15  (L toR)  Hiromi Katyama, Woody Othello, Lisa Johnson, Jessi Maddocks, Chris Pickett

Chris Pickett

 

Ceramics by Chris Pickett

Ceramics by Chris Pickett

 

 

Chris Pickett earned his BFA from the University of Tennessee in 2001. In the years that followed, Chris maintained a studio practice at his home in Chattanooga, while frequently working as a studio assistant at the Arrowmont School of Arts and Crafts. In 2008, Chris began his graduate studies at the University of Florida and was awarded his MFA in 2011. He grew up in the 1970’s and 80’s in Chattanooga, Tennessee. Childhood experiences filled with Lincoln Logs, improvised tree house construction and action figure forts constructed of twigs and pine needles, taught Chris to love working with his hands at an early age. These early experiences would become a significant influence on his work years later.

 

 

Jessi Maddocks

 

Mugs by Jessi Maddocks

Mugs by Jessi Maddocks

 

 

Jessi Maddocks grew up in Fort Collins, Colorado and received her BFA from Colorado State University in 2012. She is a functional potter working primarily with slip cast porcelain. The geometries of the forms and surface are influenced by architecture and organizational systems such as street plans and maps. Jessi has interned for the Artstream Nomadic Gallery since 2012. Her studio is based out of the Studio for Arts and Works (SAW) in Carbondale, CO.

 

 

Lisa Johnson

 

Jewelry by Lisa Johnson

Jewelry by Lisa Johnson

 

Lisa Johnson will return for her third year as an Armory resident. She graduated from Indiana University in Bloomington, Indiana, with an M.F.A. with a Concentration in Metalsmithing and Jewelry Design. She is trained in metalsmithing and jewelry design and frequently incorporates techniques found in ceramics to explore service ware, jewelry, and sculpture. Her passion for teaching classes of all age levels enables her to bring enthusiasm to the classroom to motivate and inspire students to develop their skills, expand their appreciation for art, and find their voice. www.lisamjohnsonart.com.

 

Hiromi Katayama

 

"Cherry Drops" by Hiromi

“Cherry Drops” by Hiromi Katayama

 

Hiromi Katayama will return for her second year as an Armory resident. A native of Ibarki, Japan, she studied for her MFA in the painting program at Edinboro University of Pennsylvania and graduated in May of 2012. Hiromi received her BFA in Japanese Traditional Painting from Joshibi University of Art and Design, Tokyo, Japan, in the spring of 2008. Hiromi’s love for creative art was founded in the private studio of her mentor Renjoin Sensei, from the age of nine years old. Today, Hiromi’s work is created using traditional Japanese pigments and techniques through traditional methods and materials, and her belief in cultural foundations in nature. Through her work, Hiromi hopes to share her culture and a little bit of herself with her audience.

 

Woody Othello

 

"Paul, Fester and Ben" by Woody Othello

“Paul, Fester and Ben” by Woody Othello

 

Woody Othello, a Miami native, received his BFA in ceramics from Florida Atlantic University. He uses the figurative form and incorporates a sickening palette and textured surfaces to indicate a sense of uneasiness in his work. Woody delves into the subconscious to depict the strain between outside stimuli conflicting with personal desires. He obsessively makes drawings, paintings, sculptures and video work. Upon finishing his residency, Woody will be pursuing his MFA in sculpture at California College of the Arts with a full scholarship.

 

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 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.

The Artists-in-Residence Program is underwritten by Armory Art Center Governing Board Member and benefactor Mary Montgomery.

 

 

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Nationally Renown Artists Attending 2nd Annual Plein Air Festival at Lighthouse ArtCenter

At the Lighthouse ArtCenter’s 2nd Annual Plein Air Festival, 50 award-winning artists who paint en plein air will be competing for $10,000 worth of prizes from March 12 to 15. Local as well as nationally award winning artists hailing from 18 states as far away as Alaska, will take part.  There will be MANY opportunities for art lovers, art patrons, children and painters to be involved.  The Rickie Report shares the details and some photos from last year’s event.  The events take place rain or shine and promise to enthrall viewers!

 

 

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March 12 – 15th

 

 

Quick Draw  

Open to All Artists and Public 

 

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Marilyn Muller attracts a crowd watching her paint at Dubois Park at LAC Plein Air Festival 2014 (Photo Courtesy of David R. Randell)

 

On Sunday, the juried artists and any artist who would like to register, will compete in a “Quick Draw Paint Out” held from 9 a.m. to Noon at DuBois Park (Jupiter), with the top prize of $1,000 for first place.

 

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COLLECTOR’S PREVIEW

 

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Art collectors will have several opportunities to purchase high-quality art with a local flair. On Saturday, March 14 at 6 p.m., is the Collectors’ Preview and Reception where art lovers can meet the artists and have first pick of the art created that day. Tickets to the Preview are $50 per person and include a $50 credit toward a painting purchase at the Festival. Tickets also include the Collectors’ First Look on Friday evening at 5 p.m. The exhibition is open to the public on Friday at 6 p.m.
The community will enjoy seeing the artists paint on location, as well as painting demos by Symi of Rosemary’s Brushes, an English company specializing in fine brushes.

 

FREE KID’S PAINT OUT

 

 

LAC Plein Air Festival Kid's Quick Draw, 2014

LAC Plein Air Festival Kid’s Quick Draw, 2014

 

On Thursday, March 12 at 3 p.m., a “Kids’ Paint Out” event will kick off the Festival at Constitution Park in Tequesta. Children can register in advance at the Lighthouse ArtCenter School of Art at 395 Seabrook Road or on the day of the event. Painting supplies will be provided and the kids will receive certificates and prizes at a ceremony at the Museum at 5 p.m., followed by a reception where the public can meet the juried artists who will be officially painting in the festival.

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AWARDS

The awards ceremony will be on Sunday, March 15 at 4 p.m. at the Lighthouse ArtCenter Museum. The paintings will be judged by Marisa Pascucci (curator, Boca Museum), Morgan Samuel Price (nationally recognized artist and instructor), and Glenn Tomlinson (curator, Norton Museum of Art).

 

LAC Plein Air Event Chairs: Ted Matz, DeAloia and Ralph Papa

LAC Plein Air Event Chairs: Ted Matz, Pat DeAloia (Board Member) and Ralph Papa

 

The Plein Air Festival is co- chaired by Pat DeAloia, Ted Matz and Ralph Papa.  “Plein Air painting has seen a worldwide resurgence in popularity,” said Ted Matz, Co-Chair of the Plein Air Festival and the ArtCenter’s Chair of Painting and Drawing. “We offer classes and workshops in plein air painting, which have become very popular.”
“We are excited to welcome the 50 juried artists who are outstanding painters on a national level, many of whom are featured on the covers of art magazines,” said Katie Deits, Lighthouse ArtCenter Executive Director. “This is an amazing opportunity to collect high-quality paintings by recognized artists.”

 

 

"My Alligator Alley" by Ted Matz, Co-Chair of LAC Plein Air Festival

“My Alligator Alley” by Ted Matz, Co-Chair of LAC Plein Air Festival

“The co-chairs have assembled a Plein Air Festival committee that has been working hard to ensure the festival’s success from hosting fundraising events at members’ clubs to organizing volunteers to raising $10,000 in prizes,” Ms. Deits said. Festival sponsors include Guerilla Painter, Jupiter Courier, Jupiter Medical Center, Harbourside Place, Plein Air Magazine, Rosemary’s Brushes, Jenny and Larry Schorr and Wilmington Trust. Committee members include: Jean Chase, Barbara Fonner, Nancy Goldman, Terri Harrow, Barbara Kirsch, Jane O’Neill, Barbara Roehl, Edye Rollins, Manon Sander, Jenny Schorr and Kit Seidel.

Dennis Young Painting at LAC Plein Air 2014

Dennis Young Painting at LAC Plein Air 2014

The 2015 juried artists include Linda Apriletti, Thomas Buchs, Michele Byrne, Eli Cedrone, John Caggiano, Ken DeWaard, Charles Dickinson, Lee Englund, Pamela H. Giarratana, Nyle Gordon, Scott Hiestand, Karen A. Hitt, Jennifer Holmes, Neal Hughes, Maryanne Jacobsen, Michelle Jung, Shelby Keefe, Karen Kinser, Chris Kling, Deborah Lazar, Monique Lazard, Stephen C. Left, Susan Lindsey, Elaine Lisle, Greg Little, Kaaren Lundeen, Jeffrey Markowsky, Carol McArdle, Kathryn McMahon, Spencer Meagher, Kelly Medford, Mary Mirabito, Suzanne Morris, Marilyn Muller, Janet Onofrey, Joseph W. Palmerio, Jason Prigge, Quince Quaintance, Hope Reis, Jason Sacran, Manon Sander, Robert Simone, Mary O. Smith, Alex Stankiewicz, Lorrie Turner, Trish Vevera, Cathleen Windham, Lynn Wilson, Stephen W. Wysocki and Dennis Young.

If you would like to be a sponsor, a volunteer or get more information about the festival, call (561) 746-3101.

ABOUT PLEIN AIR

 

En plein air is a French expression which means “in the open air,” and is used to describe the act of painting outdoors. The mid-19th century saw working in natural light become particularly important to the impressionists, which only increased with the introduction of paint in tubes, giving additional portability to the artists.

 

ABOUT LIGHTHOUSE ARTCENTER

 

The Lighthouse ArtCenter, a member-supported 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. The Lighthouse ArtCenter Museum & Gallery is located at 373 Tequesta Drive in Tequesta, Fla. For information call (561) 746-3101 or visit www.LighthouseArts.org. The Lighthouse ArtCenter School of Art is located at 395 Seabrook Road in Tequesta, Fla. For information on classes, workshops or ArtCamp, call (561) 748-8737.

 

 

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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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