Armory Art Center Presents “2017 All Student And All Faculty Show”, Open To The Public With Free Reception On March 17th

The 2017 Armory Faculty Show and the 2017 All Student Show are the Armory Art Center’s biggest exhibitions of the year. Aficionados and supporters of the arts will not want to miss these shows. Both shows open on Friday, March 17th with a Free, Public Reception. The Rickie Report shares the details and a few sneak peeks.   Don’t miss this eclectic array of 2D and 3D artworks!

 

811 Park Place, West Palm Beach, FL 33401

armoryart.org

 

 

 

2017 Armory Art Center

Faculty Showcase / All Student Showcase

 

 

Opening Reception:

Friday, March 17, 2017

6:00 – 8:00 pm

Greenfield Gallery | East Gallery (Faculty)

Montgomery Hall (Student)

EXHIBITIONS ARE FREE AND OPEN TO THE PUBLIC:

Monday – Friday 9 am – 5 pm | Saturday 9 am – 4:00 pm

 

 

 

 

 

Liza Niles, Chief of Education and Exhibitions at the Armory Art Center said,  “The Armory’s annual juried All Student Show and Faculty Show will showcase an eclectic array of two- and three-dimensional artwork by students enrolled in 4 or 8 week classes from 2016 to 2017. Media include printmaking, drawing, painting, sculpture, jewelry, photo, fibers, ceramics, and glass. The revival of the glass department introduced new teachers, courses, and students.”

 

 

 

 

 

 

This year’s juror is Nicole Hickey who started her career in the arts in 2001 at University of Wisconsin Milwaukee’s Union Art Gallery. Moving to Florida in 2005, she worked as Assistant Director at Eaton Fine Art in downtown West Palm Beach for over six years. She currently manages the artist services department at the Cultural Council of Palm Beach County in Lake Worth.

 

 

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 the leading visual arts education and exhibition center of the Palm Beaches. Housed in a historic art deco building, the Armory provides art classes for students of all ages, exhibitions, art salons, lectures, and special events. Twelve 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.

About the Community Foundation for Palm Beach and Martin Counties:

The Community Foundation for Palm Beach and Martin Counties is one of Florida’s largest community foundations. The nonprofit organization has invested more than $120 million in grants and scholarships over its 43-year history. At its core, the Community Foundation is an organization created with gifts from generous people committed to local causes. For donors, the Foundation serves as a philanthropic advisor. For the community, the Foundation serves as a grant maker and a civic leader. Through the support of its donors and fundholders, the Foundation has been able to address some of the community’s most pressing needs, including hunger, housing and education.

For more information, visit www.yourcommunityfoundation.org.

 

 

 

 

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Whitespace Col-lect Is Featured At Art Boca Raton And Offering Free Passes

Art Boca Raton, opening with a VIP Preview on Wednesday, March 15th, will feature Whitespace Col-lect’s unique wearable artwork from internationally and nationally renown artists.  Visit Whitespace as Art Boca Raton continues on Thursday,March 16th, Friday, March 17th, Saturday, March 18th and Sunday, March 19th.  Be an art advocate!  Wear Unique! Be unique!  The Rickie Report shares the details and contact information for you to get a Free Pass to Art Boca Raton.

 

 

 

For more information:

561.842.4131

www.whitespacecollection.com

 

 

 

 

 

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Armory Art Center Announces Special Spring Break Camp, “Spring Fling: Free To Be Me!”

The Armory Art Center will offer a special Spring Break art camp, ” Spring Fling: Free To Be Me!” from Monday, March 20th through Friday, March 24th.  The Deadline to Register is March 14th!  Students will explore their heritage and its folklore. They will create their favorite music, alter ego, self-portraits, and more. The classes are guided by experienced Armory instructors and volunteers to assist during class and lunchtime. Background checks are conducted for all faculty. Each day students should bring a packed lunch and two snacks. Dress to make a mess!   The Rickie Report shares the details.

 

 

 

 

1700 Parker Avenue West Palm Beach, Florida 33401

(561) 832-1776    armoryart.org

 

Spring Break Art Camp

SPRING FLING: Free To Be Me!
A creative exploration in the wonders of you

 

Monday – Friday, March 20 – 24, 2017
9:30 am – 4:30 pm
Tuition: $50 day or $225 for all 5 days

Deadline to register is March 14, 2017

Students will explore their heritage and its folklore. They will create their favorite music, alter ego, self-portraits, and more. The classes are guided by experienced Armory instructors and volunteers to assist during class and lunchtime. Background checks are conducted for all faculty. Each day students should bring a packed lunch and two snacks. Dress to make a mess.

GROUPS:

Kindergarten-2nd Grade: 
(Kindergartners must be currently enrolled)
3rd-5th Grade: 

 

 

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 the leading visual arts education and exhibition center of the Palm Beaches. Housed in an historic Art Deco building, the Armory provides art classes for students of all ages, exhibitions, art salons, lectures, and special events. Held in twelve state-of-the-art studios, nearly 100 courses are offered including ceramics, digital arts, drawing, glass fusing, jewelry, painting, printmaking, fibers, sculpture, and 20 exhibitions are hosted annually in four galleries.

For more information visit:

www.armoryart.org or call 561-832-1776 x33

 

 

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Art Salon At Armory Art Center Features Internationally Renown Installation Artist Allison Kotzig

ART SALONS at the ARMORY ART CENTER in West Palm Beach are a gathering place for artists throughout the region. Each month from October to May, Art Salons offer presentations by professional artists whose artwork is being shown in museums and galleries in South Florida. Presenters show their work, talk about their influences, and explore the work of artists showing in museums and galleries. Stimulating discussions follow, led by Coordinator, Elle Shorr.  The public is invited to ” Mysteries of the Forest: Ouroboros, Spirits, and Feminine Power” with Allison Kotzig on Tuesday, March 7, 2017. The Rickie Report shares the details and some sneak peeks.

 

 

 

 

1700 Parker Avenue West Palm Beach, Florida 33401

(561) 832-1776     armoryart.org

 

 

AT THE ART SALON:

TUESDAY, March 7, 2017

6:30 -8:30 pm

” Mysteries of the Forest: Ouroboros, Spirits, and Feminine Power”

PRESENTED BY

ALLISON  KOTZIG

IN THE ARMORY ART CENTER LIBRARY

 

There’s a $10 fee to attend.
If you’d like to bring some snacks or drinks to share, that would be much appreciated. Feel free to share this announcement with friends.

 

 

“Dark Ouroboros” by Allison Kotzig

 

 

Allison Kotzig’s current work is focused on concepts of impermanence, myth, feminine power, fertility, cyclicality and infinity. A large part of her practice involves artistic deconstruction of social justice. Bones and found objects, both natural and human-made are used, along with video, paint, hide, and board. Her video work explores dream and trance states brought about by light reflection and movement as they relate to identity, transformation, mystery and transcendental experience.

 

Allison Kotzig inside Installation Art Piece

 

 

 

She is an installation, video and mixed media artist who works and shows internationally. Her work is rooted in the mysteries of the forest, dream states, social protest and womanism.  After leaving school and striking out on her own to explore the world as a young punk rock feminist at age 15, Allison Kotzig lived in her car in a protracted journey across the United States. After returning to school, studying Neuropsychology and getting a Masters Degree in Medieval History from Dublin’s Trinity College, she now splits her time between Miami and Slovakia.

 

 

Ouroboros nest egg” by Allison Kotzig

 

 

In Slovakia, she helps run an Inn and organic slow food restaurant which is focused on growing their own vegetables and keeping bees. She is a co-founder of the Slovak-based cook4refugee, a volunteer organization that cooks and delivers food to refugees on the move and in transit camps, and of the Miami-based collective Artists For Black Lives Matter.

 

 

“Forest Spirit Rising Installation at FAT Village Dec.,2015 by Allison Kotzig

In the USA, Kotzig has recently shown work at The Box Gallery and “Unleashed” at the New Arts Venue in West Palm Beach, Art Fort Lauderdale, the Projects in FAT Village, Fort Lauderdale, “Resurrecting Venus” at The Amadlozi Gallery, Miami and numerous other locations. Internationally, she’s had a solo shows organized by the Embassy of Ireland in Bratislava as well as with Beddington Gallery in France. She often shows work in service of cancer research with Gemlucart in Monaco. Her video work has been screened in Spain, Bangkok, Venice, Rome, Naples, France, as well as in many locations within the United States

 

 

 

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 the leading visual arts education and exhibition center of the Palm Beaches. Housed in an historic Art Deco building, the Armory provides art classes for students of all ages, exhibitions, art salons, lectures, and special events. Held in twelve state-of-the-art studios, nearly 100 courses are offered including ceramics, digital arts, drawing, glass fusing, jewelry, painting, printmaking, fibers, sculpture, and 20 exhibitions are hosted annually in four galleries.

For more information visit:

www.armoryart.org or call 561-832-1776 x33

 

ABOUT ART SALONS:

 

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. Art Salons also offer the opportunity to explore the practical side of being an artist, enhance professional development, share useful resources, and network with other artists. Elle Schorr, a well known artist / photographer who spends much of her time at museums and art exhibits locally and internationally, has been facilitating the salons, hosted by the Armory Art Center, since 2012. All are welcome to join in these timely explorations of trends in contemporary art and individual artists’ work.

Videos of past Art Salon presentations are available on-line at:

http://www.elleschorrphotography.com/salon-presentations.php

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Become An Art Advocate As EmKo Features Col-lect From Whitespace

Whitespace is bringing its wearable art to EmKo Palm Beach for a special event from Friday, March 3rd and Saturday, March 4th! Stop by on Friday for Social Hour specials and enjoy a complimentary dessert when you lunch at Jereve, EmKo’s gourmet restaurant. Elayne Mordes brings Col-léct, wearable art, unique jewelry, hand painted scarves and one-of-a-kind gift items to you! The Rickie Report shares the details.

 

 

 

 

For more information please visit:

www.whitespacecollection.com

or call

561.542.4131

 

 

 

 

 

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NAWA’s “Down The Rabbit Hole” Exhibit At Armory Annex In Lake Worth Includes Lecture And Live Music

The National Association Of Women Artists, Inc. Florida Chapter (NAWA) is presenting a multi-media exhibition titled “Down the Rabbit Hole,” which will be hosted by the Armory Art Center Annex in Lake Worth.  The public is invited to the Opening Reception on March 3rd. Everyone is invited to view and purchase the art, as well as enjoy drinks, refreshments, and live music by Sunnyside Swing at this Free event. There will also be an Artist Talk on Saturday, March 25th,  In addition to the Juried art, which will be on view through March 26, 2017, a section of the gallery will be exhibiting works by three students in the Dreyfoos School of the Arts who were the recipients of NAWA Florida Chapter Art Scholarships. The Rickie Report shares the details and some sneak peeks.

 

 

 

 

 

 

The National Association of Women Artists, Inc.

Florida Chapter

Presents:

 

“DOWN THE RABBIT HOLE”

Opening Reception:

March 3, 2017

6 – 8 PM

Artist Talk:

March 25, 2017

2 – 4 PM

These events are Free and Open to the Public

Exhibit runs March 3, 2017 – March 26, 2017

Armory Art Center Annex

1121 Lucerne Avenue   Lake Worth, FL 33460

Telephone: 561-832-1776    or   Email: roberta.millmanide@gmail.com

 

 

 

 

 

 

The public is invited to the Opening Reception on March 3rd, 6 – 8 PM, at which time First, Second, Third Place, and Judge’s Recognition awards will be announced. Everyone is invited to view and purchase the art, as well as enjoy drinks, refreshments, and live music by Sunnyside Swing at this free event. There will also be an Artist Talk on Saturday, March 25th, 2 – 4 pm.

 

“Searching For Home” by Judith Carlin

 

Exhibition Chair, Roberta Millman-Ide, is among the impressive artists whose work will be exhibited. She received her BFA in Advertising Design from California State University and worked as an Art Director for two well-known advertising agencies before moving to the east coast where she started her own design company. Since 2006, Roberta’s primary focus has been on creating and exhibiting her artwork. She is pleased to announce that Nicole Hickey, Manager of Artist Services at the Cultural Council of Palm Beach County, will be the juror for the exhibit.

 

 

Maxine Schreiber’s  St. Michaels Church Bath

 

 

 

In addition to the Juried art, which will be on view through March 26, 2017, a section of the gallery will be exhibiting works by three students in the Dreyfoos School of the Arts who were the recipients of NAWA Florida Chapter Art Scholarships. NAWA artist members raised the scholarship funds by creating works of art on 6” x 6” canvases, which they sold for $50 each. The organization is proud to make this investment in the lives of young female artists.

 

 

 

LAUGHING OUT LOUD  Annette Margulies

 

 

N.A.W.A. is the oldest professional women’s fine arts group in the United States, and The Florida Chapter of N.A.W.A. was the first regional chapter in the country. It was founded in 1995 by Liana Moonie, recently deceased resident of Palm Beach, a past president of the national organization and Madeline Weiss, who was the first president of the Florida Chapter. All artists wishing to join the prestigious Florida Chapter must first be juried into the Association Headquarters in New York City.

 

 

 

 

Untitled by Karen Salup

 

 

 

 

 

 

For more information about the N.A.W.A. Florida Chapter please go to: http://nawafl.org.

The chapter is pleased that an online exhibit will be available to the public on March 4, 2017, the day after the opening reception.

 

 

 

 

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4th Annual Plein Air Festival Highlights Nationally Recognized Artists Painting At Sites In Palm Beach County

The Lighthouse ArtCenter 4th Annual Plein Air Festival takes place March 8 through March 12. Nationally recognized, award-winning artists from around the Country will paint throughout Palm Beach County, depicting scenes from the beaches and natural Florida landscapes to the quickly disappearing old Florida homes and residential areas. Known as “Paint-Outs,” the artists will be visiting seven different outdoor areas to paint the varied landscapes and cityscapes.  The Rickie Report shares the details here, as some events require reservations.

 

 

373 Tequesta Drive       Tequesta, FL 33469

(561) 746-3101    www.LighthouseArts.org

 

 

 

March 8 – 12, 2017

 

At the Lighthouse ArtCenter Gallery & School of Art, 373 Tequesta Drive, Tequesta, FL 33469 and outdoor painting locales throughout Palm Beach County.

 

 3rd Annual Plein Air Festival Grand Prize Winner by George Van Hook

 

 

 

 

 

Free admission to the ArtCenter Gallery

To view the daily “wet paintings,” from 10 am – 4 pm

Saturday, March 11, 2017

Collectors’ Preview Party and Wet Painting Sales

 $100 per person for the Preview Party and Award Ceremony 5 – 9 pm.

Ticket price is good toward the purchase of a painting.

General Admission $25 from 6:30 – 9 pm.

 

 

 

 

The public is invited to watch the artists and purchase paintings at the Paint-Out locations. The diverse locations for the paint-outs include Northwood Village in West Palm Beach, Society of the Four Arts and Bethesda by the Sea in Palm Beach, Riverbend Park, Harbourside Place and DuBois Park in Jupiter and Juno Beach Pier in Juno Beach. With over 120 artists from around the country entering the jurying process, the forty one artists that were selected represent the best of the Plein Air genre. They will be competing for $10,000 in cash and prizes.  The artists will deliver their paintings each day to the Lighthouse ArtCenter Gallery for viewing by the general public. 

 

Quick Draw Painting Contest:

Sunday, March 12

Open to All Artists!

At Dubois Park in Jupiter,FL

 9 to 11 am

The art will be judged, awards will be given and the art will be available for purchase from noon to 3pm at the park.

 

Plein Air Artists, Photo Courtesy of David R. Randell

 

 

 

 

More Information:

Jennifer Chaparro, Lighthouse ArtCenter Plein Air Festival Staff Liaison
Jennifer@LighthouseArts.org (561) 748-8737

Lighthouse ArtsCenter
Gallery & School of Art
373 Tequesta Drive, Tequesta, Florida 33469
(561) 746-3101
www.LighthouseArts.org

 

 

 

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Boca Raton Museum of Art School Offers New Classes, Faculty Exhibit And Workshops

New Art classes start on February 27 at the Boca Raton Museum Art School!  The School continues to evolve to meet the interests of adults, teenagers, and children. With over 100 classes offered daytime, evening and Saturdays, there is something for everyone. Familiar and new classes include: Essential Skills for Painters, Fundamentals of Photoshop, Leather Jewelry, Chiaroscuro Drawing, a new evening jewelry making class, Saturday morning pottery class, and lots more!  The Rickie Report shares the details. Mention “The Rickie Report” and attend Faculty lectures FREE!

 

 

 

 

801 West Palmetto Park Road
 Boca Raton, FL 33486

www.bocamuseum.org/artschool

 

 

 

 

FACULTY EXHIBIT:

 
Faculty artists currently exhibiting in the Boca Raton Museum of Art in Mizner Park will be presenting gallery talks about their artwork.

*Mention “The Rickie Report” to receive free admission to the Museum for these talks.

 

“Seascape ” by Roxene Sloate

Friday, February 17th

3:00 pm: Roxene Sloate, color and pastels

3:30 pm: Miles Laventhall

Painting by Miles laventhall

 

WORKSHOPS

 

Popular workshops in February:

Fun Jewelry CastingExplore ways to cast metal in order to make unusual one-of-a-kind jewelry. Traditional casting can be very costly. However, Fun Casting uses basic tools and the results can be stunning. Each student casts in the medium of cuttlefish bone, straw, or beans. Other possibilities include rice, rock salt, or ice.  8.17 Saturday, February 18, 1 – 5 PM  Instructor: Don Dietz 
Tuition: $110

 

 

Mandala in Colored Pencils. Awaken the creative spirit within. Through guided mediation, storytelling, and specific colored pencil drawing exercises, students create their own Mandala. Explore the joy and meditative process of color and creating. Learn to express the essential beauty and wholeness of your true nature and to tap into the creativity of your spirit. (45 minute lunch break) 8.16 Monday, February 20, 10am to 3pm 
Instructor: Genie Appel-Cohen 
Tuition: $60, Material Fee: $15

 

 

February 19 and 20:

(Sunday and Monday, Presidents Day weekend):

These two half-day workshops are fun and creative for beginners to experienced artists who want to try something completely different!

 

Broke Plate Mosaics: Recycle your broken dishware to decorate a vase in the style of Antonio Gaudi (morning workshop).

 

 

Mobius Sculpture: Create a Mobius strip in plaster with Willie Reed (afternoon workshop). 



 

 

 

For more information or to register:

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

bocamuseum.org/theartschool

 

 

 

 

 

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Boca Museum Of Art Features Whitespace Col-lect With Special Wearable Art Pieces

The Boca Museum of Art brings Whitespace Col-lect for a special 2 day event on Thursday, February 23rd and Friday, February 24th.  The public is invited to become ART ADVOCATES by supporting and wearing unique, handmade art pieces.  The Rickie Report shares the details here.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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

www.whitespacecollection.com

 

 

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Artists In Residence Exhibition At Armory Art Center Open To Public

The “Artists-in-Residence Exhibition” offers work by Armory artists-in-residence produced during their tenure. The Armory Art Center’s artists-in-residence for 2016-2017 are Jenny Day and Spence Townsend in painting/drawing, Alicia Boswell in jewelry/metalsmithing, Chad Steve in ceramics, and Andy Denton in sculpture.  The Rickie Report shares the details and some sneak peeks.  

 

 

 

811 Park Place    West Palm Beach, FL 33401
561-832-1776   armoryart.org

 

“ARTISTS  IN  RESIDENCE  EXHIBITION”

Opening Reception: Friday, February 10, 2017

 6:00 – 8:00 p.m.

East and Greenfield Galleries

Free and Open to the Public

Exhibit runs February 11 – March 10, 2017

 

 

 

 

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 the leading visual arts education and exhibition center of the Palm Beaches. Housed in an historic Art Deco building, the Armory provides art classes for students of all ages, exhibitions, art salons, lectures, and special events. Held in twelve state-of-the-art studios, nearly 100 courses are offered including ceramics, digital arts, drawing, glass fusing, jewelry, painting, printmaking, fibers, sculpture, and 20 exhibitions are hosted annually in four galleries.

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

Rickie@therickiereport.com   561-537-0291

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