Norman Berman Exhibits “My Art, My Faith” In SOLO Show

Award winning artist, Norman Berman will be exhibiting his paintings at the Shirley and Barton Weisman Delray Community Center in Delray Beach, Florida. The exhibit will run from June 1, 2015 until July 10, 2015. There will be an Opening Reception on Sunday afternoon, June 7th.  Admission is free and open to the public.  The works displayed span the years from the 1980’s to the present.  The title of the exhibit, “MY ART, MY FAITH” emerged as Norman, in making selections for this show realized that his Judaic upbringing became a somewhat consistent theme in his abstract works. The Rickie Report shares the details and a conversation with Mr. Berman about his artistry.  

 

 

 

 

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WEISMAN DELRAY COMMUNITY CENTER

Presents

NORMAN BERMAN

 

 

“MY FAITH, MY ART”

Opening Reception:

Sunday, June 7, 2015

3 – 5 pm

This Event is free and open to the public

Exhibit runs from June 1 – July 10, 2015

Hours: Mon. –Thurs.  9 am – 5 pm
Fri. 8:30 am- 4:30 pm

7901 West Atlantic Avenue      Delray Beach, FL

(561) 558-2100

 

 

Norman Berman At The Easel

Norman Berman At The Easel

 

 

 

Although Norman Berman is primarily an abstract artist he has also created a series of representational works which he calls “My Tallis (Prayer Shawl) Series. These images were initially conceived as imagery for his personal Jewish New Year cards in his abstract paintings with such titles as “The Sabbath Bride”, “Our Father, Our King”, “Job” and “By The Rivers of Babylon” are some examples of the coalescing of his “art and his faith”.

Award winning and nationally known artist Norman Berman presents a survey of his works. Berman’s subject matter ranges from Judaic themes to abstracts. He’s been creating artwork professionally for over 55 years.  He tells The Rickie Report, “For me, creating art is a challenge.  As I look at a work surface, I begin my conversation with it.  The surface says to me, ’Create something, I dare you!’  Therefore, my adventure begins!”  As one listens to Norman Berman share some of his life-stories, you must pay attention to details.  Looking at his artwork that should be no surprise.  It is these tidbits that make the whole.

 

TRR:  What were your early artistic influences?
NB:.

 

The only artwork on our walls at home was my Bar Mitzvah portrait ( an oil on canvas that was painted by a friend of father).  My introduction to art was at age four, when I accompanied my father, a shipping clerk in a men’s’ wear company, to work. The women in the office gave me a piece of paper, a red pencil, a black pencil and plopped me in a chair with the instructions to ‘draw something’.  I drew the American flag to keep myself occupied.  Over the years, I started to copy and draw comic book characters (Disney, Superman, and Batman, etc.). My father would take these drawings and hang them in his workplace and change them around – it was my first public gallery!
As the United States entered WWII, I was fascinated by US military aircraft, so I wrote to all of the aircraft companies for pictures.  They would send me these gorgeous lithographic prints!  My favorite was the P38, a double fuselage plane and very impressive to look at.  Around the same time, there was a kid in our neighborhood who was already in high school and must have been an art major. I would show him my airplane drawings and he showed me how to create perspective images: not linear perspective images going to a vanishing point, but looking down at buildings as if you were in an airplane. 

 

 

"The River Styx" by Norman Berman

“The River Styx” by Norman Berman

 

 

When I was 10 years old, I broke my elbow.  It was probably the beginning of my escapades with brittle bone disease, but we didn’t know about that until much much later. While at Israel Zion Hospital (now Maimonides), I used to draw the nurses in profile, with their little caps.  In elementary school, my art was always hanging in the classroom and the halls.

 

"Job" by Norman Berman

“Job” by Norman Berman

As a Junior High School student, one of my teachers recommended that I attend the High School of Music & Art. Living in Brooklyn, it was an hour and a half subway ride in the morning and evening rush hours which my parents weren’t happy about. We happened to live close to the neighborhood high school, Abraham Lincoln High School.  As a result, I ended up going to Lincoln which had a fabulous art department! That’s where I got my real training, in my approach to art.  In 10th grade, Herbert W. Yates got me interested in the importance of art history.
I started saving articles from “Life Magazine” that related to art and artists.  My father would pick up a copy at the newsstand every Saturday. I finally convinced him that it would be more convenient and less expensive to get a subscription!  After reading the entire magazine, I categorized the pictures with my own filing system into red envelopes.  My mother, who was also a voracious reader, would buy other magazines like ‘McCall’s’ and ‘Ladies Home Journal’.  Those magazines happen to have some of the top-notched illustrators of the time.

 

TRR:  Norman shares his “beshert” (Yiddish for “meant to be”) moment.  He takes us back to 1950.

NB:

Leon Friend was the Chairman of the Art Department and I was sitting in his Graphic Arts class – last row, second seat.  Leon says,’ DO YOU KNOW WHO SAT IN YOUR SEAT? ‘  I said, ‘No.’  Friend said, ‘Alex Steinweiss’.  This was like mentioning God!   Alex Steinweiss was an early graduate from Lincoln, who after graduating from Parsons School of Design, worked for Columbia Records. Steinweiss convinced his employers to change their marketing strategy to sell their long playing records.  Instead of wrapping the records in brown paper, they should create a book with the record inside.  Each book would have artwork on its cover.  Alex Steinweiss was responsible for the entire industry of record albums cover designs!

 

"Silent Devotion" by Norman Berman

“Silent Devotion” by Norman Berman

 

 

 

During my senior year, I prepared a portfolio and sent it out to the School Art League.  It is now May, 1952.  Mr. Friend comes into class and asks who we think should be the happiest person in the room today.  And then he says, ‘Norman, it’s you!  You just won the scholarship to Parsons School of Design! ‘I’m thinking that I’m following in the steps of Alex Steinweiss! I literally “fell out of my chair”!  In those days, we didn’t have cell phones.  I couldn’t even go down to the office to call my mother!   When I finally got home and shared my good news, my mother thought it was very nice.  Then we waited until my father came home to tell him.  I had already been accepted to tuition-free Brooklyn College.  What to do…  His father, a product of the Great Depression, didn’t want Norman to accept the scholarship.  (What if it wasn’t renewed after a year – they couldn’t afford tuition; what about the cost of supplies; they also wanted to send his brother to college in just more three years).

 

TRR: Norman returned to school and tell Mr. Friend the news. This dedicated teacher stayed until 7 pm the next evening to meet with Norman’s father in an attempt to convince him, even offering an extra $100. from the “Art Squad” to help defray costs. The answer was the same.  Norman’s father understood the need to be pragmatic. Norman would go to college, become a teacher and get a job.
NB:

 

That summer I didn’t have a job. I walked the streets telling myself that I was going to Brooklyn College.  I psyched myself up about meeting new people and having new experiences. I had four good years at BC.

 

TRR:  Norman graduated from Brooklyn College and went back to his alma mater, Abraham Lincoln High School to student teach.

 

"Sabbath Bride" by Norman Berman

“Sabbath Bride” by Norman Berman

 

In September, 1960, Norman was set up by his brother’s fiancée on a blind date with a girl named Ethel.  The rest is history!  They have 2 children and 4 grandchildren. Ethel and Norman were married for almost 52 years. She was his strength, his staunchest supporter, his severest critic and the love of his life. As Norman points out, if he had gone to Parsons, he would not have ended up being introduced to his “beshert”, Ethel.  His first date was on Ethel’s birthday. They were married for 52 years… She passed away in July of 2013.

 

 

"Neshema" by Norman Berman

“Neshema” by Norman Berman

 

NB:

After graduating with my BA and MA from Brooklyn College, I taught Junior High and moved on to High School.  I concentrated on teaching painting as part of the curriculum, along with art history and color theory. From my own experiences, I encouraged my students to learn and research their subjects.  Research is an essential part of any good piece of artwork!   My favorite part of the curriculum was teaching painting.  I was privileged to have a number of students from the “Art Talent Classes”.  These were students who took art classes five days a week and showed promise.  I continued teaching and eventually became a supervisor (Assistant Principal) .  I taught in a few different schools and in 1983 was awarded the ‘Art Educator Award’ from the New York City Art Teacher’s Association/UFT and the Art Chairman’s Association in recognition of my outstanding service and commitment to art education.  I also held the rank of Adjunct Assistant Professor of Art at Queensborough College where I taught painting, drawing, two-dimensional design, advertising design and art history.  I finally retired in January, 1991.

 

"Our Father Our King, Aveenu Malkainu" Oil on Canvas by Norman Berman

“Our Father Our King, Aveenu Malkainu” Oil on Canvas by Norman Berman

 

 

TRR:  Tell us more about your own artwork.  On your website, you differentiate between two different types of art.  One is the “Prayer Shawl Series” and then “the rest”.

NB:

There is an interrelationship.  Some of my larger paintings incorporate Hebrew words from Jewish prayers.  The ‘Lecha Dodi’ piece that was on the Armory Art Center invitation, is from the prayer service which welcomes the Sabbath, as a bride.  Another powerful piece of bright yellow hues titled ‘AveenuMalkeinu’ (Our Father, Our King”, comes from the High Holy Day liturgy.   I created the ‘Prayer Shawl (‘Tallis’) Series’, one for each year’s Jewish New Year’s card for my family. These watercolors are representational in style.

 

"Minyan" by Norman Berman

“Minyan” by Norman Berman

 

 

During my studies at Brooklyn College, three or four faculty members really influenced me: Jimmy Ernst (son of Max), Carl Robert Holty( a disciple of Mondrian), and Harry Holtzman.  Stylistically, Jimmy showed me how calligraphy and linear work can influence a piece of artwork; how to allow just enough, without overpowering the piece.  Holty was a great “colorist” He taught me to take Mondrian’s rectangles and squares and change their edges from white to various tints and shades of color, allowing work to “float” in one plane over the other.  He helped me capture my creative imagination through color relationships.  Holty subscribed to Hans Hoffman’s theory of “Push and Pull”.  Holtzman, who never taught studio, explained the theory of modern art, abstract theory and how to analyze what the creative process was all about.  He was one of the people who managed to help Mondrian get into the U.S.  The faculty of Brooklyn College in the 50′s and 60′s were influential artists, bringing new ideas and changes to the art world. They were the top names in the Abstract Expressionist Movement.  Having Mark Rothko as a teacher certainly influenced me. I subscribe to the Abstract Art Movement’s credo “The act of painting is more important than the product.  As Mark Rothko says, “My paintings are made to engulf you.” There is a definitive biography of Rothko and I like one of his quotes which is “ART IS AN ADVENTURE INTO AN UNKNOWN WORLD, WHICH CAN BE EXPLORED ONLY BY THOSE WILLING TO TAKE RISKS.” Each time I start a new work, I am moving into an unknown world and taking new risks. That is what keeps me going!

 

"Lake of the Snow Moon" by Norman Berman ( Art Of Association Winner, 2014 at Lighthouse ArtCenter)

“Lake of the Snow Moon” by Norman Berman ( Art Of Association Winner, 2014 at Lighthouse ArtCenter)

 

At the same time as I was teaching, I was also creating and showing my own work.  I believe strongly that to be able to teach art, you must be involved in the creative process yourself!  You have to live through the agony of that blank canvas and the ecstasy of a finished piece of art.

TRR:  Does your art tell a story?
NB:

 

Good question!  Usually, my art does not tell a story because I normally don’t create narrative pieces of work. My piece, ‘Lake of Snow Moon’ is unusual in that aspect, for me. The initial little study for it (which I rarely do) was based on the weeds and reeds that I see every day from my kitchen window. When I decided to enlarge it to a full size watercolor the weeds and reeds became snow-covered pine trees. The title “The Lake of the Snow Moon” comes from the fact that the nickname for the full moon in February/March is called the “Snow Moon”. This painting was the second place ribbon recipient at the 2014 Art of Association Show at the Lighthouse Museum.   The toughest part of being an abstract painter is when people ask me , ‘well, what is that supposed to be?’  If my response is that I cannot tell them and they have to determine that for themselves, it sounds dismissive.  I don’t want to be that way.  The spectator has to be willing to engage and think and wonder ‘what does that look like?’ ‘what does it tell me’? I cannot do that for them.  I like the subtlety of color relationships and that shows in a majority of my work.  Even after graduation from Brooklyn College, I would go to Carl Holty’s studio and show him my work and talk about these theories.  Then I started to show my work in galleries in Greenwich Village, eventually moving to galleries uptown.

 

 

"Tekiyah" by Norman Berman

“Tekiyah” by Norman Berman

 

 

TRR:  What is your favorite part of being an artist?
NB:

 

When the piece is ready to sign!  Once I do that, I never go back to rework the painting.  I also like to see my work in a venue other than the walls in my house. The works look totally different in a gallery. I’ve exhibited widely in the New York Metropolitan area and my work appears in numerous private collections across the country.  The Queensborough Community College Gallery has my work in its permanent collection.  My work has been displayed in libraries, synagogues and churches in Nassau and Suffolk Counties in New York as well as the Polish Consulate in Manhattan, the GE Gallery in Schenectady, NY and the SONY Gallery in New York City.

 

 

"Slowly Comes The Night" by Norman Berman

“Slowly Comes The Night” by Norman Berman

 

TRR:  What tips would you give beginning artists?
NB:

Don’t be afraid to do what you want to do!  Your images will grow and your style will develop. That is OK.  For me, selling my work is a secondary thought.  I love what I do.  But, at the same time, don’t be afraid to market yourself.  I know this is difficult because one is fearful thinking about it.  Most artists aren’t trained to sell their work.

 

 

 

 

"Eclipse" by Norman Berman

“Eclipse” by Norman Berman

TRR:  Can you take us through the process of a painting?
NB:

 

 

"Clock-Wise-Counter-Clockwise" by Norman Berman

“Clock-Wise-Counter-Clockwise” by Norman Berman

 

 

When we relocated to Florida, I moved away from working with oils.  Now I use watercolor.  I start out with a blank sheet of paper and add floating colors next.  After that, I bring in wide calligraphic lines, getting thinner and thinner to create an intricate ‘lace-like’ network. The final effort is to come up with a title.  I rarely work from sketches or small studies.  I put up a piece of illustration board, watercolor paper or canvas). I don’t buy this notion that art is for self-enjoyment. (That is for the hobbyist who is “making pictures”). Art is a challenge and hard work. I have to let my mind and brain create images through my hand that I find pleasing, interesting and challenging.  The one thing about the 1950′s and 1960′s about theories expounding at Brooklyn College was that the act of painting was more important than the product.  If you finish the product and you like it, sign and you’re done.  Fine.  If you finish a product that you don’t like, it is also fine to rip it up and throw it away.   In fact, in Mark Rothko’s class, he would have you create a piece of art, then tear it up and reconstruct it!

 

 

When I am finished with a painting, I sign it and that’s it!  That’s not a “beshert” moment.  It is an “Aha” moment.   When you look at your piece and know that it is enough, you are done.  If you’re not sure, stop painting and turn the piece facing the wall.  Turn it around and look at it in another 6 weeks.  Look at it with fresh eyes.  My best and most instant critic was Ethel…

 

"Neilah" by Norman Berman

“Neilah” by Norman Berman

 

TRR:  How do you recharge your creativity?
NB:

I like read about “art” whether in fiction or non-fiction.  When I reread two of my favorite books, “My Name is Asher Lev” and “The Gift of Asher Lev” by Chaim Potok, the words deeply move me. While I was not as prolific as the fictional Asher Lev, I had many of the same experiences as he did, growing up in Brooklyn and although locales were “fictionalized” I knew exactly where they were.  I also enjoy Daniel Silva who’s protagonist is Gabriel Alon, an Israeli Mossad agent as well as a world famous art restorer.  I read books about artists. Their concepts and approaches to creativity help me, as you put it, to recharge my own creativity. As an adjunct to my paintings I am a “serious amateur photographer. I am the president of my community photo club. My approach to photograph is similar to my approach to my paintings. I look for the abstract elements in the subjects that I photograph. That is a way that I am constantly aware of the visual world around which eventually can be incorporated into my works.

 

 

 

 

TRR:  Is there anything else you’d like to share with our readers?
NB:

I do have a physical limitation, which prevents me from working on large canvases, which I used to do in oils and in acrylics. I was diagnosed with ‘brittle bone disease’ (osteogenesisimperfecta). Because of my disability, I limit myself to working on full sheet or a double elephant size Arches’ Bright White 300 lb. Cold Press paper or 140 lb. Arches Bright White paper.  In reading a research paper about OI, it stated that those with the disease tend to be very optimistic people, with strong motivations.  We get up.  We do.  We are positive.  I hope more people find out about the OI Foundation.wwwOIF.org   My granddaughter, Mira, uses art as an outlet because she cannot run around like other kids, due to this brittle bone issue.

 

 

Norman Berman's "Self Portrait, Soul's Journey"

Norman Berman’s “Self Portrait, Soul’s Journey”

TRR: In 2012, Norman served as Coordinator for the Artists of Palm Beach County’s exhibit at the Armory Art Center.  He had no idea how complex this administrative job would become.  He comments, “Being an educator gives you a multiplicity of skills”.  He is a member on the Board of Directors of the Artists of Palm Beach County (APBC).

 

 

 

 

For more information, please contact
Norman Berman

561.434.0605

 www.normanberman.com

or  normberman12@gmail.com

 

 

 

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Rickie@therickiereport.com

561-537-0291

Public is Welcome To Laura Willems’ SOLO Exhibit at Whole Foods Market On Behalf Of Wellington Art Society

Wellington Art Society announces a Public Reception for abstract artist, Laura Willems will be held on May 29, 2015, in the Cafe Gallery of the Whole Foods Market in Wellington. This SOLO Exhibition has 16 works of art on display, many as diptychs, triptychs and quartets, totaling 36 individual canvases.  Laura’s work has been seen in many juried and invitational exhibitions, including “Art in Public Places” at Palm Beach International Airport. She has also participated in many art shows and done several art demonstrations. Her exhibit will continue through June 15th.The Rickie Report shares the details and some sneak peeks here. 

 

 

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WELLINGTON ART SOCIETY

Presents

A SOLO EXHIBITION

by

Laura Willems

“Through the scope – a take on inner and outer space”

 

PUBLIC RECEPTION

 

Friday, May 29, 2015

6:30 – 8:00 pm

Whole Foods Market Cafe

2635 SR7          Wellington, FL

 

561.904.4000

$5. Covers Music, Wine, Food and Donation to WAS Scholarship Fund

 

Exhibit continues through June 15th

 

"Thirty Fathoms" by Laura Willems

“Thirty Fathoms” by Laura Willems

 

Laura Willems, member of the Wellington Art Society is the current SOLO artist at Wellington Whole Foods Market. A Public Reception in her honor will be hosted by Whole Foods on May 29, 2015 from 6:30-8 PM. There will be live music, delicious and creative snacks, special vintage wines and door prizes, including one from the artist. There is a $5 charge at the door goes to help fund the Wellington Art Society Scholarship Fund.   The Cafe Gallery at Whole Foods Market is located at 2635 State Road 7/441, Wellington, FL 33414, 561-904-4000. Located just south of the Wellington Mall and Forest Hill Blvd., on State Road 7/441.

 

 

 

"Sunset On Solaris" by Laura Willems

“Sunset On Solaris” by Laura Willems

 

 

This SOLO Exhibition has 16 works of art on display, many as diptychs, triptychs and quartets, totaling 36 individual canvases.  Paintings from Laura Willems’ Interstellar Series will be shown, in which Laura creates a paint bath of mixed media into which she immerses the canvases. Also represented are selections from her Jackson Pollack and Miro’ periods.  In addition, a collection of 4″ x 4″ mini-panels, which interchange like puzzle pieces, will be shown for the first time.

 

 

"Firestorm Quartet" by Laura Willems

“Firestorm Quartet” by Laura Willems

Laura was born and raised in the Midwest, loves sports and the outdoors and spending time with animals. She earned a Bachelor of Science degree from the University of Connecticut. An avid traveler, she has visited all seven continents and has been inspired by the very diverse cultures and landscapes she has experienced as well as the many museums she has visited over the years.

 

 

"The Fires Within" by Laura Willems

“The Fires Within” by Laura Willems

 

 

Laura’s art has evolved through those travels and by participating in many classes and seminars in various mediums and artistic styles. She has found guidance from her artist brother, Ira Bruce Reines and many fellow artists. A highly creative and passionate person, she constantly reinvents herself in order to explore new avenues of expression.

 

Laura Willems at  Wellington City Hall Exhibit with "Slash"

Laura Willems at Wellington City Hall Exhibit with “Slash”

Laura’s art uses the laws of gravity, chemistry and physics to turn the canvases into unique highly kinetic interplays of vivid color that ebb and flow. Each painting is created in a mixed media bath of acrylics, oils, gesso and metallics of different density and liquidity. The canvas is dipped in this bath, then tilted and worked, allowing the mediums to flow and merge into complex patterns and intricate textures. Laura’s paintings can be viewed in any direction and explode in breathtaking brilliant colors.

 

 

"Heavy Metals" by Laura Willems

“Heavy Metals” by Laura Willems

 

Laura tells The Rickie Report,”As in a microcosm or vast universe, the innate laws of physics governing the world are at work as I create my latest series of paintings. For each canvas, I first create a bath of mixed media: acrylics, oils, gessoes, and metallics of different density and liquidity. “

 

 

"Life in Europa" by Laura Willems

“Life in Europa” by Laura Willems

 

Laura says: “Have you ever noticed that looking through a microscope can be similar to looking through a telescope? Is it a star or a piece of sand?  Particles, at the subatomic level, mimic planetary motion. The symmetry of the universe, ruled by the laws of nature, is key to my inspiration.  As I add each color and medium, the disparate chemical make-ups of the mediums react with each other, jockeying for position like rivers flowing along hydro-dynamic lines.”

 

 

Laura is a member of several Professional Associations, including Cultural Council of Palm Beach County, Artists of Palm Beach County, Wellington Art Society, Lake Worth Art League and International Association of Experimental Artists.

 

This SOLO Exhibition will conclude on June 15, 2015.

Please call 561-632-8225, for more information.

Works can be specially created to suit your home or office.

Visit:

 laura.willems@gmail.com
www.facebook.com/laura-reines-willems

 

Wellington Art Society

The Wellington Art Society is a non-profit charitable organization in its 35th year. It is open to artists of all mediums and patrons of the arts, allowing both local and regional artists to display their art work in local galleries, interact with other artists, and serve the community through their art.

For further information visit wellingtonartsociety.org

 

 

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Palm Beach Gardens, FL 33420

Rickie@therickiereport.com

561-537-0291

 

 

 

SOLO Exhibit At Cultural Council Of Palm Beach County Features Karen Salup’s Vibrant Paintings

As an abstract expressionist, Karen H. Salup concentrates on the action of painting as opposed to a recognizable concrete image. The brushstrokes act like vibrations of color to allow her paintings to come alive. Painting in her studio in Boynton Beach she concentrates on the canvas and works on paper “avoiding the pretty.” She invites the viewer to experience what seems to be her private interpretation into her landscapes of rhythm and imagery. Very active in the art world, she is on the board of Women in the Visual Arts and is involved with National Association of Women Artist, Florida and New York Chapters, Palm Beach Watercolor Society and is the Incoming President for Women in the Visual Arts. Salup has exhibited nationally and has won multiple awards for her work. The Rickie Report shares some sneak peeks and details here.

 

 

 

 

KAREN SALUP

SOLO Exhibition

Public Reception:

April 25th   3 – 5 pm

Cultural Council of Palm Beach County

601 Lake Avenue Lake Worth, FL 33460
561 471-2901

Parking is available on Lake Avenue or make a right on “L” Street and there is a free lot on the left.

This Event Is Open To The Public

Gallery Hours: Tuesday-Saturday, 10:00 am-5:00 pm

Exhibit Runs April 25th Through May 23rd

 

 

"Blue Conversion" by Karen H Salup

“Blue Conversion” by Karen H Salup

 

 

A solo show of new contemporary paintings by artist Karen Salup will be held at the Cultural Council of Palm Beach County. The public is invited to the Artist Reception on Saturday, April 25, 2015, 3-5 PM. The Cultural Council of Palm Beach County is located in the Robert M. Montgomery, Jr. Building, 601 Lake Ave., Lake Worth, FL 33460. The exhibit runs from April 25- May 23, 2015.For more information please visit www.palmbeachculture.com or call (561) 471-2901.

 

 

"Birthday Celebration" by Karen H Salup

“Birthday Celebration” by Karen H Salup

 

 

For three decades, Karen H. Salup has been intriguing audiences across the country with her paintings. A native New Yorker, Karen’s work has been featured in several galleries and exhibits throughout Florida and New York with solo shows at Viridian and Jain Marunouchi Galleries.

 

"Mountain Stream" by Karen H Salup

“Mountain Stream” by Karen H Salup

Using acrylic, watercolor, and pastels on canvas and paper, Karen H. Salup creates a world that vibrates with bold colors and bright light paired with brushstrokes that evoke a strong sense of movement and energy. Her paintings begin with a theme of nature, but invariably evolve into an imaginative creation that invites interpretation from the audience. Karen’s work is influenced from Impressionism to Deconstructionism to Abstract Expressionism.

 

 

"Untitled Landscape" by Karen H Salup

“Untitled Landscape” by Karen H Salup

 

 

Karen tells us, “As with artists of every era, I suppose I’m searching for a kind of underlying unity and order that takes into account the materials on hand, a method, and a fairly clear personal point of view. Form, space, content and especially the qualities of colour and light. As a painting evolves, I find myself making changes which when made, then reveal and suggest other possible directions. Thus, there is an ongoing shift of centers of interest, if not in the basic structure itself.  The works vibrate with color, come alive with brushstrokes, images fight to appear and references to nature seem apparent. The freshness of the gesture allows the viewer to feel the painting develop as though we were making the decisions to add, subtract, change colors and play with the space.”

 

 

"Crystallize" by Karen H Salup

“Crystallize” by Karen H Salup

 

Karen studied at CW Post and the School of Visual Arts in New York City.  Her mentor, artist and sculptor, Jerry Okimoto, motivated her to become an “action painter”.  Her main artistic influences are Jackson Pollock and Willem de Koonig.  Karen is extremely active in the art community, serving on the Board of Women In The Visual Arts (WITVA)as Incoming President, membership in the Palm Beach Watercolor Society, National Association of Women Artists (NAWA) and the Boca Raton Artist Guild Association.

 

 

"The Storm" by Karen H Salup

“The Storm” by Karen H Salup

 

Karen’s artistry has been exhibited nationwide, with many awards as well as SOLO and Group exhibitions.  Most recently, her work has been seen at “Continuum”, part of Art Palm Beach/Art Synergy; Northwood University; Coral Springs Art Museum; Armory Art Center and ArtServe in Fort Lauderdale. Her artwork has been included and reviewed in numerous national as well as local publications.  Karen’s artwork is in Corporate Collections of Reynolds Metal Inc., VA; Boston Corporate Art; Merchants Bank of New York City; Amalgamated Bank of New York City;  and Paintingsdirect.com when she was selected to be involved at the beginning, of an online source of  art exposure and sales. 

 

For more information about Karen’s artwork, please visit:

http://www.karenhsalup.com

 

 

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“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

 

 

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

Delray Art League Welcomes Everyone to Share in Their 50th Celebration

Over the next few days, the Delray Art League (DAL) will be celebrating 50 YEARS of outstanding art and art education in style! DAL is inviting art lovers and art patrons to see the Plein Air Art Contest, extending an invitation for NEW MEMBERS to join,  and sharing the list of AUCTION ITEMS that will be sold at their  CELEBRATION of ART Banquet on February 27th!  In addition, everyone is invited to their NEXT MEETING on Monday, March 9th. Impressionist and Abstractionist Oil Painter, James P. Kerr will be presenting a demonstration.  The Rickie Report is pleased to share the details here.

 

Delray  Art  League

 

Invites You

 

Monthly Meeting

 

Monday March 9th

6:00 to jury into the DAL

6-7:00 50th Video Screening

7:00-9:00 Demonstration by James P. Kerr 

“Combining Impressionism and Abstract Expressionism in Paintings”

Delray City Hall    

100 NW First Avenue    Delray Beach, FL

 

 

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UPCOMING EVENTS SCHEDULE:

Plein Air Art Festival

Thurs. Feb 26, 2015

8:00 a.m.- 7:00 p.m.

Judging, Exhibition & sale 4 – 7 p.m.

In the courtyard of the Delray Center for the Arts at Old School Square

51 N. Swinton Avenue Delray Beach, FL (corner of Atlantic and Swinton)

Live music by the Florida Youth Orchestra

 

 

Artists in the Park – 3 Day Art Festival

Friday, Feb 27, 2015 – Sunday, March 1, 2015

9 a.m.-4:30 p.m.

On the grounds of the Delray Center for the Arts

51 N. Swinton Avenue Delray Beach, FL (corner of Atlantic and Swinton)

Music & Street performers

 

Artist Within

Saturday and Sunday, Feb 28, 2015 and March 1, 2015

10 a.m.-4:00 p.m

51 N. Swinton Avenue Delray Beach, FL (corner of Atlantic and Swinton)

Various age groups of children will create drawings on large paper pads
Creations will be on display & each young artist will be able to take their masterpiece home

No registration, just show up

 

 

Youth Art programs and High School Art Contest

Sunday, March 1, 2015 10 a.m.

51 N. Swinton Avenue Delray Beach, FL (corner of Atlantic and Swinton)

Art Festival and Portraiture Artists
Southern Dance, Magic Cards, Music by Steve Martel

 

 

Celebration Banquet

 

Public Invitation to Artists, Galleries, former DAL Members and Supporters of the Arts to attend the DAL Celebration of Art Banquet, Friday, Feb. 27th, 2015

 

Friday February 27th, 2015

6:30 PM to 10:30 PM

Delray Beach Center for the Arts Gymnasium

51 N. Swinton Avenue Delray Beach, FL (corner of Atlantic and Swinton)

Cost: $40.00 per person

The Delray Art League cordially invites all local Artists, Galleries, Community Members, Patrons and other Supporters to join us at our Celebration of 50 Years of Art Banquet. Keynote speaker will be Joe Gillie, President & CEO of the Delray Beach Center for the Arts.  Includes dinner, dancing, fine art silent auction, gift basket raffle. Proceeds go to benefit the DAL Scholarship Program.  For more information and/or tickets contact: Manny Jomok manny@mannyjomok.com or call 732-208-3842

 

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New Member’s Artwork

To become a Delray Art League exhibiting member, you must submit three pieces of your original artwork at one of our monthly general meetings. Artwork should be presented to the Jurying Committee between 6:15 and 6:30 p.m. before the start of the General Meeting at 7:00 p.m. Please bring a check or cash. You will be notified by mail of your acceptance. If not accepted, your check will be returned.

CATEGORIES FOR MEMBERSHIP:
 Exhibiting Member $40.00
 Family members (exhibiting} $50.00
 Friend membership (non-exhibiting) $20.00

Accepted Artwork:
2 D ART – watercolor, oil, acrylic, collage, etc.
SCULPTURE – stone, wood, metal, etc.
PHOTOGRAPHY – At this time the photography category is filled
Not Accepted: (except if grandfathered in): computer generated art, crafts, glass, pottery, fiber art, jewelry, bead-stringing, poured molds, flowers, shell craft, etc. Categories not listed will be decided at the discretion of the Jurying Committee, with final determination by the Board of Directors.

Art should be signed by the artist and ready for hanging. Art done on paper should be matted and framed with Plexiglas (no glass). Canvas must be framed or gallery wrapped (no staples showing) with sides painted.

For more information: www.delrayartleague.com

 

 

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To see an archive of Delray Art League Newsletters, please visit our website.

 

For more information please visit:

http://delrayartleague.com

https://www.facebook.com/Delrayartleague

 

 

 

 

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The Rickie Report

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Palm Beach Gardens, FL 33420

Rickie@therickiereport.com

561-537-0291

Judith Shah’s Artistry Exhibiting at OSGS, Just Back from NYC

Judith Shah is currently exhibiting at OSGS Gallery.  Her art work is fresh from her New York exhibition titled ‘Vibrancy of Intuition’ at the Walter Wickiser Gallery and her work is highly collectible.  Most recently, Judith’s art was seen at Art Palm Beach in the Art Synergy2015 booth.  The Rickie Report shares a few images and urges you to stop by, as her work will be at OSGS for a short while.  

 

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 500 Northwood Road   West Palm Beach, FL

 

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Features:

 Judith Shah

 Reception:

Friday,  February 20, 2015

6 – 8 pm

 

MEET THE ARTIST

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OSGS Gallery, located in the trendy arts and food district in Northwood village is featuring artist Judith Shah in an opening artist’s reception on Friday, February 20 from 6:000 to 8:00PM. Join us for Light Hors d’oeuvres and an Artist Meet and Greet and to see original paintings by Judith Shah.

 

"Blue" by Judith Shah (30 x 30)

“Blue” by Judith Shah (30 x 30)

 

Working in painting, printmaking and sculpture, Judith describes her work as “My non-objective paintings celebrate the vibrancy of intuitive marks that seem to develop from the subconscious. As I apply collage and acrylic paint the layers gently camouflage the flowing forms taking shape and multiplying”.

 

 

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“In recent works I take cues from legendary abstract expressionists and color field painters, carefully laying down choice collage papers, dripping paint and using engaging chroma. These fresh works are idiosyncratically strong and are either of subtle tones or delightfully rich in color.”

 

 

"Orange Flicker" by Judith Shah (30 x 30)

“Orange Flicker” by Judith Shah (30 x 30)

 

 

Judith studied fine arts at Boston University where she received both her bachelor and Master of Fine Arts  degree. She had shown extensively in both the greater Boston area and South Florida. You can see more of her work at www.judithshah.com.

 

 

Judith Shah's painting at Art Palm Beach Art Synergy2015 Booth

Judith Shah’s painting at Art Palm Beach Art Synergy2015 Booth

 

About OSGS

Art runs in the veins of gallery curators Evelyn and Jonathon Ortiz-Smykla. OSGS, is the embodiment of their love of art, and for sharing the work of talented artists. On any given day, a visit to their gallery sends guests crossing paths with a variety of works in many mediums that include modern-art paintings, sculptures, and home wares. But the team also does their own creating inside the studio: custom framing is available with a large number of options for materials, glass, matting, and mounting. The gallery also brings in guest speakers for the Bring Your Own Chair lecture series, whose dates are published on the gallery’s website. The gallery is located at 500 Northwood Road in West Palm Beach.

 

 

 

Visit our website for more information about the gallery visit: http://www.osgsart.com/
Evelyn Ortiz Smykla & Jonathon Ortiz-Smykla
OSGS Ortiz-Smykla|Gallery-Studio
p: 561-833-2223
OSGSart@hotmail.com
www.OSGSart.com
http://www.facebook.com/OSGSart

 

 

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

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The Rickie Report

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Palm Beach Gardens, FL 33420

Rickie@therickiereport.com

561-537-0291

“Embracing The Spectrum” Features Art by Russell Gulick and Edward Trujillo at A Unique Art Gallery

The Artists Association of Jupiter (AAOJ) proudly presents: “Embracing the Spectrum” by Russell Gulick & Edward Trujillo. Two of North County’s emerging artists present an eclectic use of color and mixed media in landscape and spiritual abstracts. The event will be held on Wednesday February 11, 2015 from 5:30-7:30 at A Unique Art Gallery, 226 Center St #8 in Jupiter. A portion of proceeds from sales of artworks created by Russell and Edward along with the Artists of AAOJ will benefit the Autism Speaks Palm Beach County Community. The Rickie Report shares the details and some sneak peeks.

 

 

Artists Association of Jupiter

&

A Unique Art Gallery

Present:

“Embracing the Spectrum”

Featuring the Artwork of

Russell Gulick

&

Edward Trujillo

Opening Reception:

Wednesday, February 11th

5:30- 7:30 pm

A Portion of Proceeds of Sales Benefits:

Autism Speaks Palm Beach County Community

226 Center Street Suite 8       Jupiter, FL 33458

561-529-2748

 

The Artists Association of Jupiter (AAOJ) proudly presents: “Embracing the Spectrum” by Russell Gulick & Edward Trujillo. Two of North County’s emerging artists present an eclectic use of color and mixed media in landscape and spiritual abstracts. The event will be held on Wednesday February 11, 2015 from 5:30-7:30 at A Unique Art Gallery, 226 Center St #8 in Jupiter. A portion of proceeds from sales of artworks created by Russell and Edward along with the Artists of AAOJ will benefit the Autism Speaks Palm Beach County Community. www.autismspeaks.org

 

 

Russell Gulick

Where is my mind?
Art Thritus

"Secret Hangout" by Russell Gulick

“Secret Hangout” by Russell Gulick


”As I sit back and look at my work I feel it has risen to a style that scratches the surface of what painting is, but redefines itself as new discoveries within every piece. Since a teenager I was interested in experimenting with textures, paint, chemistry and abusing the art principles.  Twenty years ago I remember pouring white out over gauze and assembling different white substances together, collaging them into my sketchbook and now twenty years later the collage has yellowed and dried to mummification”.

"Sea Urchin" by Russell Gulick

“Sea Urchin” by Russell Gulick

“Today I use everything from paint stripper to acrylic, house and spray paints. As I integrate different styles of painting I construct a vast realm of Landscapes, Graffiti and Abstract Expressionism subliminally. As the composition tightens into its location, different entities of paint and medium interact with each other.  My work also utilizes markers, stenciling, text and gestural drawing. By approaching the canvas with different inspirations or direct feeling, I don’t achieve the composition easily or methodically.  Living here in Florida has exposed me to some of the most picturesque scenery. The end problem is our developments’ constant redefining of the skies and shores. My paintings are a reflection and statement of history repeating itself in art as in mankind”.  To see more of Russell’s work please visit: www.russellgulickart.com

 

Edward Trujillo

 

 

Painting by Edward Trujillo

Painting by Edward Trujillo

 

“The cultural influences of family and the history of the Land of Enchancement meld into the expressions of my art.  I have always loved art and photography. My travels took me to art museums in New Mexico, Mexico City, New York, Chicago and Los Angeles. In the 1980’s I won First Place at the NM State Fair three times for Black and White photography”.

 

Artwork by Edward Trujillo

Artwork by Edward Trujillo

 

“I have had no formal training in art and can claim that I am self-taught. My artistic expressions are formed with each art piece which vary form folk art to impressionist art. Besides painting on canvas, I have included recycled art by painting on wine crate panels, cedar planks and plywood”.

 

My art is on exhibit at:

A Unique Art Gallery, Jupiter , FL
Brewhouse Gallery, Lake Park, FL
OSGS Gallery, West Palm Beach, FL
Arthur Marshall Loxahatchee National Wildlife Refuge, Delray Beach, FL
Flamingo Clay Studio, Lake Worth, FL
War Dance Gallery, Las Vegas, NV
Bethesda Outpatient Surgery Center, Boynton Beach, FL
Member of the Las Vegas Art Council

To see more of Edward’s work go to Instagram: edwardtrujillo_art or contact kpasaet@yahoo.com

What Is Autism? What is Autism Spectrum Disorder?

 Autism spectrum disorder (ASD) and autism are both general terms for a group of complex disorders of brain development. These disorders are characterized, in varying degrees, by difficulties in social interaction, verbal and nonverbal communication and repetitive behaviors. With the May 2013 publication of the DSM-5 diagnostic manual, all autism disorders were merged into one umbrella diagnosis of ASD. Previously, they were recognized as distinct subtypes, including autistic disorder, childhood disintegrative disorder, pervasive developmental disorder-not otherwise specified (PDD-NOS) and Asperger syndrome.  ASD can be associated with intellectual disability, difficulties in motor coordination and attention and physical health issues such as sleep and gastrointestinal disturbances. Some persons with ASD excel in visual skills, music, math and art. Autism appears to have its roots in very early brain development. However, the most obvious signs of autism and symptoms of autism tend to emerge between 2 and 3 years of age. Autism Speaks continues to fund research on effective methods for earlier diagnosis, as early intervention with proven behavioral therapies can improve outcomes. Increasing autism awareness is a key aspect of this work and one in which our families and volunteers play an invaluable role. To learn more visit http://www.autismspeaks.org/

The Artists Association of Jupiter is a collaboration of artists who work together to promote the awareness of art and education to the community and surrounding counties. Its venue, A Unique Art Gallery, opened its doors in June of 2010. Learn more about the organization, its artists and programs on the Association’s website, www.artistsassociationofjupiter.com

For more information on this event call or email the Gallery at 561-529-2748 or info@artistsassociationofjupiter.com

 

 

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

Rickie Leiter, Publisher

The Rickie Report

P.O.Box 33423

Palm Beach Gardens, FL 33420

Rickie@therickiereport.com

561-537-0291

Art on Park Gallery Features Dick Yosinoff, Extends “Classical Music 2015″ Exhibit, Offers Jewelry Classes, Drawing & Collage Workshop and Poetry Critique Workshop

Art on Park Gallery and The Artists of Palm Beach County will highlight a SOLO Exhibit of Dick Yosinoff’s photographs and paintings.  In addition, the popular “Classical Music 2015″ Exhibit has been extended.  Try a new technique or polish your skills, with the Drawing & Collage Workshop, the Poetry Critique Workshop and new Jewelry classes!  The Rickie Report shares the details and urges you to stop by for any or all of these opportunities.  Remember those New Year Resolutions to try something new?

 

 

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Artists of Palm Beach County

February

Events, Exhibits and Workshops

Open Monday through Saturday from 12 to 6 PM.

 

Art on Park Gallery

800 Park Avenue    Lake Park, FL

561.345.2842

 

 

 

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CLASSICAL MUSIC 2015 EXHIBIT — extended

The exhibit will run to February 20th, 2015.

Benefiting Classical South Florida Radio

 

Make your own Jewelry!

This new series of classes will teach beginning bead weaving.

February: Tuesday evening classes on 2/3, 2/10 and 2/17, 2015, from 6-8 PM.

 

Beading Class with Kelley Allen

Crystal Flowers Bracelet Beading Class with Kelley Allen

Learn how to transform 20 Preciosa Crystals into five perfect flowers with a simple cross weave technique. Four colors available: Aquamarine, Capri Blue, Fuchsia Pink and Citrine Yellow. For beginning jewelry makers. Each kit contains materials for one adjustable bracelet with detailed color instructions and a reusable plastic case.

 

Class is limited to eight students. $30. per class.  Reservations are encouraged to ensure your favorite color will be available. Call 561-345-2842 to reserve your place.

Coming in March:

Simple Peyote stitch bracelet for ‘tweens, teens and adults.

Kelley Allen is a local Palm Beach Gardens artist. She has been bead weaving since 2007 and melting glass since 2009. She is a member of the Artists of Palm Beach County, the Florida Glass Dragons and the International Society of Glass Beadmakers. Her work can be found in the Art on Park Gallery at 800 Park Ave. in Lake Park, FL, on many Thursday evenings at the Sunset Celebration at the Sailfish Marina and Resort and at KAbeads.com.

For more info go to:
http://www.artistsofpalmbeachcounty.com/#!kelley-allen/czks

 

Poetry Events:

Poetry Critique Workshop

Saturday, February 7, and February 14, at 2:00 PM.

  • Each poet will have the opportunity to critique and be critiqued.
  • Open to the public
  • Original work only
  • No charge
  • Bring at least 10 copies of one poem.

For reservations call the Gallery at 561-345 -2842.

 

 

Words & Wine: Open Poetry Reading

Thursday, February 26 at 7:00 PM.

This is an opportunity to dust off those poem you’ve been collecting since high school and never read to anyone before! Don’t be shy – Poets of all levels are welcome. Bring as many as you like. We will go around the circle until we run out of time, poems or wine! Be surrounded by art as you read, in a quiet, relaxing setting. No charge. APBC Art on Park Gallery, 800 Park Ave. Lake Park FL 33403, 561-345-2842

 

 

– Drawing and Collage –

 

Saturday, February 28th at 1 pm: for kids from 9 to 90!

Join us for a fun afternoon of drawing and collage making. We will be creating images inspired by the Exhibit that is in progress. We will provide all materials, so there’s nothing for you to bringbut your ideas. Children, parents and grandparents are all welcome!

 

 

DICK YOSINOFF

Solo Exhibit

Public Opening Reception:

Saturday, February 28th

7 to 9 pm

Exhibit Shows from February 23 to March 13, 2015

 

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Dick Yosinoff…Photographer or painter? Why not both? In his youth in Providence, Rhode Island Dick entered a city sponsored school drawing contest and was awarded a scholarship to classes at the prestigious Rhode Island School of Design. Choosing photography as a hobby during a corporate career, Dick has often pulled off the road to photograph barns or deserted boat houses, shot striking candid portraits of New York City dwellers and photographed foreign cultures during travels. Upon retirement he utilized his camera eye and skill to capture subjects which he expressed through oil on canvas. Recently he has experimented with an abstract expressionism painting style and found this style to be refreshingly creative. You are invited to view a sample collection of both his paintings and photographs.

 

For more information about these programs and events, and to learn more about The Artists of Palm Beach County, please

email:

art.on.park@artistsofpalmbeachcounty.com

visit:

 

 

http://www.artistsofpalmbeachcounty.com

 

 

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

Rickie Leiter, Publisher

The Rickie Report

P.O.Box 33423

Palm Beach Gardens, FL 33420

Rickie@therickiereport.com

561-537-0291

Art Synergy Announces Events During ArtPalmBeach in Nine Districts: Welcome to ARTWEEK 2015!

ArtPalmBeach is internationally renowned as the premiere mid-winter contemporary art fair on Florida’s Gold Coast by both art critics and enthusiasts. Celebrating its 18th year, it is Palm Beach County’s longest running fair dedicated to contemporary, emerging, and modern master works of art of the 20th and 21st centuries. Over 85 international galleries will be exhibiting paintings, sculpture, functional and innovative design. Video, new technologies, performance art and art installations have become a unique feature offering collectors exposure to today’s emerging art trends.  ArtSynergy:  In conjunction with ArtPalmBeach, nine County-wide Art Districts and local cultural institutions will offer exhibitions and events in the surrounding area, creating a unique exciting region wide art week.  

The Rickie Report is pleased to provide you with the daily highlights.  Please note that schedules are subject to change, so consult the appropriate websites provided. Events may take place at the same time in various sites.  Don’t miss the special offer from UBER!

 

 

 

Art Synergy2015 at Art Palm Beach

ARTPALMBEACH/ ART SYNERGY

Palm Beach County Convention Center

First View, Collectors’ Invitational

& VIP Reception :

Wednesday, January 21, 2015

Public Hours

Thursday, Jan 22 -­ 12 pm -­ 7 pm
Friday, Jan 23 ­- 12 pm ­- 7 pm
Saturday, Jan 24 -­ 12 pm -­ 7 pm
Sunday, Jan 25 ­- 12 pm -­ 6 pm

650 Okeechobee Boulevard    West Palm Beach, Florida 33401

VIP Reception and Premiere

“ART SYNERGY’s Palm Beach Art”

Wednesday, January 21, 2015

6 – 10 pm  

Booth # 718

Exhibit Dates January 21-25, 2015 

 

“Art Synergy’s 2nd Annual Palm Beach Art,” is a juried exhibition of works by professional artists residing in Palm Beach County has been juried by Paul Fisher and Rolando Chang Barrero.

 

Artwork by Erin B. Fromkes Courtesy of Art Synergy

Artwork by Erin B. Fromkes Courtesy of Art Synergy

 

“This exhibition is an exploration of the aesthetic and scope of work created in South Florida.  Twenty selected works will be on display at ArtPalmBeach, which is internationally renowned as the premiere mid-winter contemporary art fair on Florida’s Gold Coast by both art critics and enthusiasts”, explains Rolando Chang Barrero.  

 

 

Whitespace Collection

Wednesday January 21st at 8:00 pm                                Thursday, Friday, Saturday January 22,23,24  at 3:00 pm    Sunday January 25th at 2:00 pm

At Whitespace Collection Booth #715 International Performance artist, Beatriz Millar will present “Plastic Dorian in Love”.  There is limited seating available.

 

ART DISTRICTS

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ART SYNERGY/ARTWEEK 2015 EVENTS

 

Thursday January, 22, 2015

 

Lake Park District

1:00 -5:00 pm

 

Stop by this locally owned “Mom and Pop” Art and Drafting Supplies haven. Open House. Enjoy refreshments at this emporium of artist’s tools and supplies, framing shop, art classes and workshops. Artist Demonstrations will take place throughout the afternoon and include:  David McEwen (Internationally Renown Equestrian Artist), Drawing with Craig McInnis, Watercolor with Diane Hutchinson, Oil painting with John D’Auria and Acrylic Painting with Dan Remmel.  Have your FREE caricature drawn by Captain Cartoon!   20% discount on non-sale art supplies. 

 Easel Art Supply

810 Park Avenue        Lake Park, FL 33403

(561) 844-3111    www.facebook.com/easelartpalmbeach

7:30 – 9:00 pm

 

Open House at The gallery displays oils paintings, watercolors, acrylic paintings, photography, glass, collage and sculpture.  Meet the Artists are working in small studios. In addition, find jewelry, ceramics, and fabric art.  Something for everyone!

Artists of Palm Beach County Art on Park Gallery

800 Park Ave.    Lake Park, FL. 33403

561.345.2842   artistsofpalmbeachcounty.com   Contact: John Palozzi, artistsofpbc@gmail.com

 8:00 – 10:00 pm

The Brewhouse Gallery


 720 Park Avenue   Lake Park, FL. 33403

The Brewhouse Gallery is part eclectic hipster lounge, part modern New York art gallery. It’s a creative space to hang out, sip a brew, hold a meeting, share ideas, listens to music, and appreciate local art. Free Wi-Fi and comfortable furniture (that is also for sale) make you feel right at home. Our mission is to support local arts and build community!  We serve French Press, Lattes, Cappuccinos, a killer Cuban espresso and other coffee creations made with locally roasted beans sourced directly from the growers. By night we offer craft beer from the finest Florida microbreweries, including Due South, Monk in the Trunk, and Cigar City, along with a selection of favorite wines.
 Musical performances, poetry readings, painting classes, and other assorted nighttime events keep things lively and we are quickly becoming one of the most well-respected live music venues in all of South Florida.

Contact: AJ Brockman: Cofounder – Gallery Curator  561.771.1641 | Facebook | BrewhouseGallery.com

 

North District

3 to 5 p.m.

Tour of exhibit: “A Family Affair: The Paintings of Alan and Michael Friedlander”

Mandel Jewish Community Center of the Palm Beaches

5221 Hood Road    Palm Beach Gardens, FL 33418 • 561-712-5200

This exhibition celebrates the art of brothers Alan and Michael Friedlander which includes large-scale abstract watercolors and acrylics. Alan’s portraits and Michael’s watercolors showcase the beauty of their artistry and their bond through art.  There is also a Jewish Film Festival with various dates and times.  Contact: Talya R Lerman  Cultural Arts Director Mandel JCC of the Palm Beaches   (561) 712-5209  talyal@jcconline.com

 

3 to 5 pm

 

Retrospective of JB Berkow artwork with wine and hors d’oeuvres.

Rosetta Stone Fine Art Gallery

1001 Jupiter Park Drive, Suites 121 & 122   Jupiter, FL 33458

 RosettaStoneFineArt.com  Contact: JoAnne Berkow, Owner, Cell 561.310.9371 or Gallery: 561.743.3340 

 

 

5:30 to 7:30 p.m.

Open House with hors d’oeuvres, wine and live music in the Museum and artist demonstrations at the School of Art, including a tour of our ceramics studio.  Enjoy Five Exhibitions:  “Contempo: Pushing the Limit on Art”, Charlie and Linda Riggs Ceramics, Richard Burkett Ceramics, “En Plein Air” and the Artists’ Guild Gallery.

LIGHTHOUSE ARTCENTER MUSEUM, GALLERY & SCHOOL OF ART

Gallery Square North     373 Tequesta Drive, Tequesta, FL. 33469

 www.lighthousearts.org   Contact: Katie Deits, Executive Director or Barbra Broidy, Curator at 561.746.3101

 

5:30 – 7:30 pm

Open House Enjoy refreshments at The Village Art Studios, a charming collection of micro-studios and display space in a co-op setting. The diverse nature of the artwork is due to the quantity and quality of artists from Palm Beach County.  Come meet them in their studios!

THE VILLAGE ART STUDIOS


Gallery Square North   377 Tequesta Drive   Tequesta, FL. 33469

Contact: Julie Silk-Beaumont 561.310.8499

 

5:30 – 7:30 pm

Open House Enjoy refreshments at this working Art Gallery/Art Studio features Original Artist and Artisans displaying and selling their unique pieces.

ORIGINAL ELEMENTS

Gallery Square North     387 Tequesta Drive     Tequesta, FL. 33469

561.529.1822  
 Contact: Sandra O’Malley

 

 

WEST PALM ARTS DISTRICT

CONTINUUM

6:00 – 9:00 p.m.

510 Fern Street  W.Palm Beach, FL

Business Networking Event Hosted by the Armory Art Center at CONTINUUM.  Some of the Armory’s teaching artists who are on exhibit will be there to discuss their artwork and promote it to individual and business buyers.

West Palm Beach Arts & Entertainment District presents CONTINUUM WPB Arts in partnership with ArtPalmBeach and Art Synergy, produced by ATB Fine Artists & Designers LLC. CONTINUUM WPB Arts is a pop-up exhibition and performance space located at 501 Fern Street in historic downtown West Palm Beach, just a few blocks from ArtPalmBeach at the Palm Beach County Convention Center. The event will be brimming with artwork by some of South Florida’s most exciting artists, along with an array of performances and events showcase on a wide variety of exceptional local talent. For more details: Trina Slade-Burks  ATB Fine Artists & Designers, LLC    561-714-6674  continuum@atbfineartists.com   http://continuumwpb.blogspot.com/

 

 Friday, January 23, 2015

 

Lake Worth District

 

11 am – 4 pm

 

Art Walk/Open Galleries and Studios:

Lake Worth Galleries District is home to South Florida’s largest concentration of Fine Art and Craft Galleries in Palm Beach County. Galleries are located along Lucerne and Lake Worth Avenue. Maps will be available .

Armory Art Center Annex Gallery

Enjoy an exhibit of our Artists in Residence and Department Directors       1121 Lucerne Avenue  561.832.1776

 

Lake Worth Art League                                                                                                           604 Lucerne Ave.   info@lwartleague.org

 

Rolando Chang Barrero Gallery:
711 Lucerne Ave.
Post War Depression Imagery of Serafima Sokolov 
RCBFineArt@gmail.com

 

Bruce Webber Gallery
705 Lucerne Ave.
Thorvald Sanchez Alberto Ulloa, Rosemary Otto Exhibition

 

Artisans on the Ave
630 Lake Avenue   561.582.3300

An Art Boutique and Gallery of local, national and internationally acclaimed artists.

 

Clay Metal Glass Stone Gallery/ Flamingo Clay Studio

15 South J Street  AND 216 South F Street

3D Art, clay, sculpture, paintings, chain maille, pottery, new artists’ studios and kiln facility with live demonstrations

Cultural Council of Palm Beach County

601 Lake Avenue

“Paws and Claws” Exhibit

 

7 – 10 pm

 

Benzaiten Center for Creative Arts

Joanne Berkow – jbberkow@dsli.com   Anita Holmes  aholmes@benzaitencenter.org
http://www.benzaitencenter.org

1105 2nd Avenue South          561.315.1446

Shelley Muzylowski and Rik Allen  will conduct a fiery display of their glassblowing prowess for your entertainment and edification. Benzaiten’s Creative Director, Rick Eggert, will be narrating the event so each complicated step in the process will be easy to follow and understand. More of this couple’s incredible artwork will be on display in the center’s 1,500 square foot gallery along with works by Rick Eggert and Steve Funk.

In addition, there will be a marketplace of artists, local, national and internationally acclaimed.  McMow Art Glass and Habatat Galleries are co-hosts.  The Cultural Council of Palm Beach County is Sponsor.  Other fun features of this event will include a continuous loop of shorts produced by Palm Beach County filmmakers and put together by the Lake Worth Playhouse.

Antique Row District

 

5 – 9 pm

Antique Row Art Walk

Considered the “antique design center” of Florida, West Palm Beach Antique Row is home to over fifty shops & Art Galleries offering an impressive selection of 17th to 20th century antiques, fine Art and decorative arts, period deco and modern furnishings. Architectural Digest, The New York Times, Art & Antiques, and House Beautiful have all heralded Antique Row as one of the east coast’s premier antique shopping districts; a key source for the world’s best interior designers.

 

For directions or questions please contact Jamnea Finlayson (Treasurer of South Dixie Antique Row and owner of JF Gallery) at 561.478.8281

Participating Galleries:

Sean Rush Atelier


 3700 S. Dixie Hwy
 Featuring classical figure drawings and Equine series paintings by Sean Rush. 
sean@seanrush.com

Mary Woerner Fine Arts

3700 S. Dixie Hwy #7
 Contemporary paintings, drawings, sculpture, collage, photography and original graphics.
   mary@marywoernerfinearts.com

Cashmere Buffalo


3709 S. Dixie Hwy  Featuring the monochromatic works of Charlene Goldstein

JF Gallery

 
3901 S. Dixie Hwy
Contemporary Gallery featuring mainly Abstract and Abstract Expressionism   
info@jfgallery.com

Objects 20c


3611 S. Dixie Hwy 
info@modernauctions.com

 

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Worth Ave District

January 22 – 25

Contact: David Ginn 561.833.4700 for more details or contact each gallery

 

Arcature Fine Art

318 Worth Avenue  Palm Beach, FL 33480                                                                                              561.805.9388  Contact – Ryan Ross  arcaturefineart@mac.com

 

Holden Luntz Gallery

332 Worth Avenue  Palm Beach, FL 33480                                                            561.805.9550  Contact – Jodi   jodi@oldenluntz.com

 

 

Mark Borghi Fine Art

255 Worth Avenue  Palm Beach, FL 33480                                                         561.328.9504   Contact – Mark Borghi   mark@borghi.org

 

 Gallery Biba

224A Worth Avenue   Palm Beach, FL 33480                                                        561.651.1371   Contact – Biba   biba@bibagallery.com

 

DTR Modern Galleries

440 South County Rd at Worth Avenue   Palm Beach, FL 33480                   561.366.9387   Contact – Bryan Walsh   bwalsh@dtrmodern.com

 

Wally Findlay Galleries International

165 Worth Avenue   Palm Beach, FL 33480                                                          561.655.2090  Contact – lars   lars@wallyfindlay.com

 

 Taglialatella Galleries

313 ½ Worth Avenue   In the Via Bice   Palm Beach, FL 33480                     561.833.4700  Contact – David Ginn  david@djtfa.com  or dave@djtfa.com

 

Russek Gallery

203 Worth Avenue  Palm Beach, FL 33480                                                          561.832.4811   Contact – Sloane Russek   info@russek.com

 

Gavlak Gallery

249B Worth Avenue   Palm Beach, FL 33480                                                    561.833.0583  Contact- Karene    karene@gavlakgallery.com

 

Surovek Gallery

349 Worth Avenue    12 Via Parigi    Palm Beach, FL 33480                             561.655.2665   Contact- Clay Surovek    clay@surovekgallery.com

 

Gasiunasen Gallery

400 Worth Avenue at Peruvian Avenue   Palm Beach, FL 33480               561.820.8920   Contact – Donna Tribby   arijart@bellsouth.net

 

Galleria of Sculpture

11 Via Parigi| Worth Avenue   Palm Beach, FL 33480                                       561.659.7557   Contact – Cheryl Sundell   info@galeriaofsculpture.com

 

Liman Studio Gallery

139 N County Rd| The historic Paramount Building   Palm Beach, FL 33480         561.659.7050  Contact – Ellen Liman  T6060@yahoo.com

 

WEST PALM ARTS DISTRICT

CONTINUUM

 6:00p.m. – 10:00 p.m.

510 Fern Street  W.Palm Beach, FL

An evening with Bombay Sapphire. Event to benefit Center for Creative Education, Inc.  $10 suggested donation at the door. 100% of donation at the door goes to the charity.  Music by DJ Cole of C-Keys

West Palm Beach Arts & Entertainment District presents CONTINUUM WPB Arts in partnership with ArtPalmBeach and Art Synergy, produced by ATB Fine Artists & Designers LLC. CONTINUUM WPB Arts is a pop-up exhibition and performance space located at 501 Fern Street in historic downtown West Palm Beach, just a few blocks from ArtPalmBeach at the Palm Beach County Convention Center. The event will be brimming with artwork by some of South Florida’s most exciting artists, along with an array of performances and events showcase on a wide variety of exceptional local talent.   Trina Slade-Burks ATB Fine Artists & Designers, LLC 561-714-6674  continuum@atbfineartists.com http://continuumwpb.blogspot.com/

Saturday, January 24th

Lake Worth District

 

10:00 – 11:00 am

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FREE PRESENTATIONS

‘Back to Basics’
with Mike Glotfelty of Jen-Ken Kilns

Learn the basics of kiln operation from one of the best kiln manufacturers in the business. A wide variety of topics will be covered including shelf wash procedure, programming, kiln loading, and many more! This will be an interactive presentation fueled but your questions so please come prepared with questions and issues to troubleshoot.

 

1:00 – 3:00 PM

‘Special Effects in Fused Glass’
with Amy Ferber of Bullseye Glass Co.

McMow Art Glass is proud and extremely excited to announce that Amy Ferber of Bullseye Glass Co. will be joining us all the way from Portland, Oregon! She will be doing a presentation about the Special Effects you can achieve with Bullseye’s extensive palette of reactive glass styles complete with a video & slideshow presentation, samples, and a quiz wrap it all up! Don’t miss out on this extra special learning opportunity.

INCREDIBLE DISCOUNTS WILL BE OFFERED ON RELATED CLASSES AND PRODUCTS DESCRIBED & USED IN BOTH PRESENTATIONS!

For more information about McMow Art Glass and these events please visit: www.mcmow.com

701 North Dixie Hwy. Lake Worth, FL. 33460
 561.585.9011 EXT 106

 

 

Boynton Beach Art District

4 – 10 pm

 

410 – 422 West Industrial Avenue  Boynton Beach, FL

 

Winner of the Best Art Walk in Broward and Palm Beach Counties, BBAD is Palm Beach County’s most exciting artists hub. BBAD will be host to Art Synergy and Art Palm Guests from 4-10 pm., featuring gallery exhibitions, live bands, open studios, vendors and food trucks! Art Synergy co-founder, Rolando Chang Barrero invites you to attend the ActivistArtistA Gallery’s “Take a Piece of My Heart” exhibition, tour the Bay Gates Project Murals, and the City of Boynton Beach’s Avenue of the Arts Kinetic Sculpture showcase. activistartista.blogspot.com/

 

 

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Artists Alley/Delray
Artists District

Noon – 10 pm

 

Welcome to our thriving art colony!  We have 21 spaces that provide studio and exhibition space to 31 Delray Beach Artists all within one village block. Here you’ll find lots of painting, pottery, sculpture, photography, fashion and works of art.  We will be open on Saturday, January 24th, 2015 from noon to 10 pm with a bonfire to follow!  Come and meet the artists, explore their studios and discover that perfect something.

Two Live Art events: Live Mural Painting by Amanda Johnson, and A. Funk Studio will be open to the Public for throwing demonstrations, and visitors are welcome to try the potters wheel and throw a pot!

ARTISTS ALLEY is located in downtown Delray Beach, Florida, three blocks north of Atlantic Avenue and 2 blocks west of Federal Highway/US 1. DIRECTIONS: From Federal Highway/US 1 in Delray Beach, go west on N.E. 4th Street. Cross over the railroad tracks and proceed 80 feet. Turn left onto Artists Alley. The studios and galleries will be on your left in the warehouse bays.

 

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Cacace Fine Art, CacaceArt.com 561-276-1177 or 561-523-5300

Linda White Gallery, BocaArtGallery.com 561-394-2833

Laszlo’s Painting Studio, LaszloJanoska.com 561-330-2203

Cloud House Pottery, CloudHousePottery.com 561-862-9222

Amanda Johnson, www.etsy.com/shop/AmandaChristabel 443-823-5057

Amy Reshefsky Gallery, AR Gallery  561.444.9989 or 561-289-4542

A. Funk Studio, Etsy.com/shop/afunkstudio 718-312-2304

Vladimir Prodanovich Studio, VPStudios.net 305-304-2120

Jeff Whyman Studio, 314 NE 3rd Ave., 561-322-8867

 

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WEST PALM ARTS DISTRICT

CONTINUUM

6:00p.m.-10:00pm

Jazz with Samm. View art and enjoy the music.

510 Fern Street     W.Palm Beach, FL

West Palm Beach Arts & Entertainment District presents CONTINUUM WPB Arts in partnership with ArtPalmBeach and Art Synergy, produced by ATB Fine Artists & Designers LLC. CONTINUUM WPB Arts is a pop-up exhibition and performance space located at 501 Fern Street in historic downtown West Palm Beach, just a few blocks from ArtPalmBeach at the Palm Beach County Convention Center. The event will be brimming with artwork by some of South Florida’s most exciting artists, along with an array of performances and events showcase on a wide variety of exceptional local talent. Trina Slade-Burks ATB Fine Artists & Designers, LLC 561-714-6674 continuum@atbfineartists.com http://continuumwpb.blogspot.com/

Sunday, January 25

 Northwood District

 

10:00 am – Noon

 

Complimentary Breakfast and Gallery Tour at Whitespace Collection

10:00 AM – 4:00 PM

Free Admission to Whitespace Collection

Whitespace Collection

Whitespace Collection is located on Australian Avenue 
between Palm Beach Lakes Boulevard and 45th Street. West Palm Beach


For further information: contact 
561.842.4131
http://www.whitespacecollection.com/
https://www.facebook.com/WhitespaceCollection

 

Tour times: 11:00am, 1:00pm, 3:00pm, 5:00pm, 7:00pm

The ArtX Historic Northwood Village Guided Gallery Walking Tour

 

ArtX Galleries of Northwood Village

OSGS GALLERY|STUDIO

500 Northwood Rd.
Unit 1
     West Palm Beach, FL 33407
www.osgsart.com    561.833.2223
 

OSGS [Ortiz-Smykla | Gallery-Studio] provides Contemporary Art by working Local and National Artists alike. OSGS also provides affordable, custom framing to the public. Works exhibited include, but are not limited to Painting, Photography, Sculpture, Clay, Prints, and Glass Art. For up-to-date exhibit information and current events happening in the gallery space please visit our website and Facebook pages.  Contact: Jonathon Ortiz-Smykla  osgs@hotmail.com

 

ARTHOUSE429

429   25th Street      W.Palm Beach, FL 33407    561.231.0429

The gallery has been custom designed by owner/artist William Halliday to offer the best possible interior exhibition environment for a variety of contemporary art, plus an exciting landscaped sculpture garden and an open air special events and reception area on the second floor terrace. The completely renovated showplace is at the center of renewed activity and energy on the street, exhibiting first class innovative works of art that parallel and exemplify the fresh spirit in this neighborhood.

Halliday fabricates and assembles his intriguing and original metal sculptural forms.  He has taken the best of his experiences and poured them into sculptural objects, producing polished, surrealist steel and aluminum forms that allow the viewer to literally reflect on the form, while enjoying a 360 degree inspection.   Contact: William Halliday  Arthouse429.com 

 

AFRICA NOW

508 A. Northwood Rd.     W. Palm Beach, FL  33407

Africa now is a Contemporary African Art Gallery located in the heart of Northwood Village. We carry a mix of Decorative and Traditional Fashion, Jewelry, Paintings and books.  Contact Annie Kadji   info@africanowgallery.com  561.209.5008

 

BOHEMIA AG

ArtHaus & Gelateria

536 Northwood Rd.      W. Palm Beach, FL 33407

Gallery: Fine Art Centered around the Local Unique & Alternative Art Community, while featuring National and International Artist of a Unique Caliber.  Atelier: A Creative Workspace for Artists to Share there Art!  Parlour: Organic Ice Cream / Artisan Gelato featuring Unique Flavours not seen at an average parlor.  Independent Apparel Designers Including but not limited to Bohemïa AG.  Contact : Paul Agnirucklov   BohemiaAG@gmail.com     561.302.5568

 

 

CENTER for CREATIVE EDUCATION

425 24th Street    W. Palm Beach, FL 33407

Creative approaches are infused into classroom curriculum and after school settings, to enhance the teaching of traditional academic subjects – improving each child’s learning potential and academic performance, increasing overall enthusiasm about school and shaping more productive, responsible community members that exercise creative problem solving throughout life. Transformation of communities, institutions and educators is at the heart of CCE as it strives for authentic, sustainable, systemic change.  Contact:  Robert L Hamon, CEO bobh@cceflorida.org     561.805.9927 ext. 12

C-KEYS

523 Northwood Rd.   W. Palm Beach, FL 33407

The C-KEYS Philosophy Music . One word that means so much to many. The founder of CKEYS knows the strength and power of music: not only its ability to attract and bring together the masses, but most importantly sooth the soul. CKEYS was founded on the principal of creating, producing, promoting, and making music that affects the world. Reinforcing the core mentality of the production of only the highest quality music, CKEYS main focus is simply that the production of music. Working with the people and giving back to the world is the main goal of the company. Love and passion for music founded this company, but its astounding effect on the masses fuels it to keep going.  Contact: Cole Rippe  Cole.rippe@me.com    305.303.8978

GALLERY 418

418 Northwood Rd.  W. Palm Beach, FL 33407

Contact: Jeffrey Thompson   northwoodantiques@hotmail.com  561.833.1019

HAROLDS’S COFFEE LOUNGE ART

509 Northwood Rd.   W. Palm Beach, FL 33407

Imagine yourself in a comfortable nook, surfing the web (Free WiFi), holding a business meeting, hanging out with friends, listening to great music (sometimes LIVE), admiring local art, catching some rays on our patio, participating in open mic night, hearing a poetry reading, enjoying a quick cup of joe before or after work and you will understand the draw and excitement of HAROLD’S A COFFEE LOUNGE.

Please stop by soon! Harold’s is open 7 days a week. Serving the finest coffees, teas, and pastries in South Florida. We are not exaggerating… our coffee is incredible and our vibe is unlike any other coffee spot you have seen…It’s not your Corporate Cup of Joe! {best beans in the universe}   Contact: Keith Palagye   Haroldscoffee@gmail.com   561.833.6366

HENNEVELT’S GALLERY ON THE GO

Eclectic Art Gallery Local & International Artists

Hennevelt’s Gallery & Gifts On The Go is a Pop-up Art Gallery and Gift Shop originally opened its brick and mortar doors on Northwood Rd. June 1, 2011 with a hand full of local artist and has now grown to featuring more than 25 local, national & international artists. You will find Hennevelt’s Gallery & Gifts on the Go to be a breath of fresh air to the traditional galleries. As of Jan. 1, 2015 in closing our brick and mortar store front we have opened a new door in the art world as a Gallery on the Go! A Pop-Up Gallery bringing art to art lovers alike. As we offer a selection of eclectic & colorful one of a kind works of art the exhibit will be a mobile and ever changing experience. For detail on our next Pop-Up Gallery check out our website www.hennevelts.com  Contact: Freddy & Nickie Hennevelt  henneveltsgallery@att.net     561.506.4108

 

 

NORTHWOOD GLASS ART & GIFTS

524 Northwood Rd.       W. Palm Beach, FL 33407

Retail, Classes in fused and mosaic glass.  Contact: Karen Campbell  kscamp3605@aol.com  561.302.5568

THE HAROOKI GALLERY

508 B Northwood Rd.   W. Palm Beach, FL 33407

Eclectic Photo, Art Vintage, Modern Furniture, Groovy Prints, Architectural Abstracts, Driftwood Furniture & Pieces.  Contact: Brian Lee  brl@harooki.com  561.843.4109

NORTHWOOD VILLAGE MURAL PROJECT

We are proud to announce the start of the Northwood Village Mural Project creating the village with beautiful murals. They are looking for local businesses to also help by sponsoring murals, donating exterior wall space, and funding. The community can also help with fundraising and support.  Initially there will be 4-5 murals painted on buildings located on Northwood Road, Spruce Avenue and 25th Street. The goal is to beautify and bring more vitality to the neighborhood. Each mural will be painted by a different artist.  Artist List:  Craig McInnis @ 2417 Spruce Ave  Eduardo Mendieta @ 441 25th Street   Amanda Valdes

Contact OSGS for more information about the newest Mural CALL FOR ARTISTS!

 

Explore an artistic side of Historic Northwood Village Arts District by taking a historic guided gallery walking tour. (The tour is a one & half hour guided walking tour of West Palm Beach’s Historic Northwood Village Arts District that normally occurs only on the second Saturday of each month). 

 

 

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Tours will begin at the corner of Spruce and Northwood Road at the VIP / Information Tent.  So Sign up Early as Space is limited to 16 people per tour.   Sign up our website: www.northwoodartwalk.com

 

Our tour guides will start with a short intro on the history of Northwood Village and will then take you into the heart of what has quickly become a vibrant arts district offering an eclectic mix of gallery spaces, boutique shops and favorite local restaurants.  The tour focuses on the exhibited art within a number of the galleries found throughout Historic Northwood Village. The art includes a generous mix of local, national, and international artist, both emerging and established. Meet and greet art, live demonstrations, lectures and more.

 

The Historic Northwood Village Arts District continues the day with Art Walks throughout the day and into the evening which are free VIP guided Art and Gallery tours hosted by the collective ArtX galleries. Celebrate with the award winning restaurants of Northwood Village as they tantalize your taste buds with the “Art of Eating”. 

 

 

Free transportation with trolleys looping the West Palm Beach Art Sunday will travel from White Space Gallery at 2805 N. Australian Ave, to the Historic Northwood Village Arts District located just two miles north of downtown West Palm Beach, West of North Dixie Hwy. in between Northwood Rd. And 25th St, and to Continuum Gallery at 501 Fern Street.  There is also *Free parking all day on Sundays in West Palm Beach*.

 

 

We suggest dining out while you are in Northwood Village. Tantalize your taste buds with the “Art of Eating” Northwood Village style. From breakfast to lunch to dinner you will enjoy dining at its best!  Make your restaurants reservations and join the guided tour today!

 List of Northwood restaurants can be found at:  www.northwoodartwalk.com

Also visit Northwood Art Walk on:
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/ArtXArtWalk
Twitter: https://twitter.com/ArtXArtWalk

Lake Worth District

Noon – 7 pm

 

Visit the Urban Arts Lofts and Downtown Galleries 
located at Lucerne Avenue and F Street in Lake Worth, FL.  (see listing under Friday, January 23).  Artists and the Lofts invite you to come and experience a day of Art Loft living
.  The walk will include live art demonstrations, assemblage of sculpture, musical and dance performances, ceramic creations, handmade drums and custom built furniture.

 LULA check out www.lakewortharts.com or call 561.493.2550

 

 West Palm Beach Art District

 

CONTINUUM WPB

Noon – 6:00 pm

501 Fern Street   Suite 103
    W. Palm Beach, FL 33401

Collaboration with Whitespace and Northwood to host a food and art tour of our three locations. Trolley service will be provided, with stops including Clematis Street.

Arts, a large pop-up exhibition/performance space located at 501 Fern Street in historic downtown West Palm Beach, just a few blocks from ArtPalmBeach at the Convention Center. The event will be brimming with artworks by some of South Florida’s most exciting artists, along with an array of performances and events that will showcase a wide variety of exceptional local talent.  For more information call:
Trina Slade-Burks  ATB Fine Artists & Designers, LLC
561.714.6674  continuum@atbfineartists.com  http://continuumwpb.blogspot.com/
 

 

Paul Fisher Gallery
218 Clematis  Street   W. Palm Beach, FL
PaulFisher.com

 

CRASH!  has been part of numerous museum and gallery shows around the world focusing on Graffiti and Street Art, and has works in many permanent museum collections. Visually iconic, he has partnered with many companies for projects including Absolut Vodka, Fender Guitars, SoBella Handbags, Levi’s, and most recently, Tumi luggage and Morphik.

 

UBER

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Arrive in Style with Uber!

 

We’re thrilled to partner with Uber to provide new Uber users a free ride (up to $20) to or from Art Synergy!

How does it work? Using Uber’s free iPhone/Android/Windows app, you can request a pickup and a car driven by a personal driver will show up in minutes. Your credit card is billed directly for your trip and there’s no need to tip, so you won’t need to carry cash. You can even see the car coming towards you on a map!

Follow these simple steps to get $20 off your ride:

1) Download the free Uber iPhone/Android/Windows app (or sign up at www.uber.com/go/ARTSYNERGY)

2) Enter your information in the Uber app and promo code “ARTSYNERGY” when you sign up.

3) Request a ride 5 – 15 minutes before you need one. $20 will be applied towards your first ride on uberX, uberXL, or uberSELECT (not valid on uberTAXI, expires 2/28/15).

Questions? Check out uber.com/miami   or   supportmiami@uber.com.

 

 CONTINUUM CONTINUES……

 510 Fern Street  W.Palm Beach, FL  33401

 

 

West Palm Beach Arts & Entertainment District presents CONTINUUM WPB Arts in partnership with ArtPalmBeach and Art Synergy, produced by ATB Fine Artists & Designers LLC. CONTINUUM WPB Arts is a pop-up exhibition and performance space located at 501 Fern Street in historic downtown West Palm Beach, just a few blocks from ArtPalmBeach at the Palm Beach County Convention Center. The event will be brimming with artwork by some of South Florida’s most exciting artists, along with an array of performances and events showcase on a wide variety of exceptional local talent. For more information contact:Trina Slade-Burks ATB Fine Artists & Designers, LLC  at  561-714-6674 continuum@atbfineartists.com http://continuumwpb.blogspot.com/

 

 

Thursday, January 29, 2015

6:00p.m.-10:00pm.

Fashion Show by Fashion Week West Palm Beach Inc.  Music by DJ Thought of Smooth Bounce Entertainment

 

Friday, January 30, 2015

Noon -11:00 p.m.

KeyFrame Motion

The one day festival showcases a year-long, regionally focused program of events focusing on motion design and interactivity. KeyFrame Motion will present motion graphics work created by talented artists locally and abroad.  Contest and all day workshops. Produced by Grapeseekers. For more information about KeyFrame Motion call 561-603-9647 or email info@keyframemotion.com.

 

Saturday, January 31, 2015

11:30 a.m. – 2:00 p.m.

Brunch and Lecture.  Discussion panel with art professionals who service the art community.

 

Friday, February 6, 2015

5:00 p.m.-10:00 p.m.

Body Painting Contest  and Music by DJ Cole of C-Keys

Saturday, February 7, 2015

Noon – 9:00 p.m.

Closing reception. Artists’ marketplace displaying moderately priced items by CONTINUUM’s Exhibiting artists.

FOR MORE INFORMATION ABOUT ARTSYNERGY 2015 please visit: artsynergypbc.com

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

Rickie Leiter, Publisher

The Rickie Report

P.O.Box 33423

Palm Beach Gardens, FL 33420

Rickie@therickiereport.com

561-537-0291

Mark Lesser’s “Reclaimed Abstractions” Can Be Seen at Hangar Gallery

Mark Lesser’s paintings have been exhibited around the United States and can be seen now at the Hangar Gallery in Miami. If you missed the opening during Art Basel, you still have time to see his new and courageous exhibit, “Reclaimed Abstractions”.  Mark has become relentless, by slicing up previous works in oil to deliver an unorthodox experience. This fresh work is an integration of memories, experiences, and tones, color, plus movement.  The Rickie Report shares the details and some sneak peeks.  Don’t miss this exhibit, which continues through the end of December!

 

 MARK LESSER

 

“Reclaimed Abstractions”

 

The Hangar Gallery

 

2235 NW 2nd Avenue

Wynwood, Miami  FL  33127

 

 

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In his most recent work, titled, “Reclaimed Abstractions” Mark became relentless and sliced up previous works in oil to deliver a fresh experience. This unorthodox work is an integration of memories, experiences, and tones, color, and movement. Mark says, ” it was risky and challenging to cut up work that I once labored over”. In Reclaimed Abstraction #1, Mark created an Oceanside feeling of tranquility, calm and soft tones. This piece captures Mark’s recent move to Ocean Ridge beach. Pieces of this painting once represented a Tennessee sunset, as Mark drove over a bridge shooting the sky through his sunroof. Another painting, Reclaimed Abstraction #2, one gets the feeling of taking route 66 from “Chicago to LA”, as Mark has done many times. A review of the painting reminds one of the American countryside, beautiful skies, old leather, wood, and layers of paint on a weathered sign.

 

 

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Growing up in Chicago, Lesser acknowledged the artistic gift his grandfather passed along to him. His grandfather, a Russian immigrant, was a tailor, poet and artist who painted beautiful ornate images using everyday stencils, such as those found on tomato cartons. Inspired by his grandfather’s work at an early age, Mark focused on challenging his images through the tensions of abstract color fields and spontaneous expression seeking to maintain a connection with realistic references infused with an emotional process.

 

 

 

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Mark’s journey began in the late eighties, when he ventured to New York City working the night shift on the set of ABC’s “Good Morning America” and exploring art galleries by day. New York City, a jumping off point for Mark, was where he discovered himself an artist and began painting for what would be his first solo art show years later.

 

 

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Later, Mark relocated to LA where he raised his daughter, Taylor.  His travels were the focal points for his first collection, which appeared at the Warehouse Gallery and Santa Monica Fine Arts Studio in southern California. Then in a 2001 exhibit at the newly opened Fiorucci store in New York, Mark showed paintings which inspired a line of women’s scarves from his images.

 

 

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Upon moving from Los Angeles to Dallas in 2006, Lesser found inspiration for his new paintings from a very fast paced experience of driving by his new surroundings in Dallas. He used his cell phone camera to capture images– not stopping but speeding by the terrain. The experiences are brief and intense capturing the motion of “going fast.” Using these images, Lesser combined them with his spontaneity of color and composition, allowing the motion to exist in still yet another dimension of “being still,” in a meditative manner.

 

 

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From these works, the Haley Henman Gallery opened their doors with Lesser’s first solo show, “Going Fast Being Still” in 2007.  Lesser then continued to travel, slowing down slightly, as he’s collected photos of landscapes and oceanscapes of all types. These snapshot-like images have appeared in smaller works which appeared in the Haley Henman Gallery until 2012, when he moved to Florida.

 

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“Reclaimed Abstractions 5″ by Mark Lesser

In 2013, his paintings built upon a body of work that sought to infuse an emotional process of luminous fields of color. He built the fields with thin, transparent floods of color over color following the school of color field abstractionists, especially inspired by Helen Frankenthaler, and Mark Rothko.

 

 

 

The Hangar Gallery

 

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For more information about Mark Lesser’s artistry please email:  mlesser64@gmail.com

or

http://www.linkedin.com/in/drmarklesser

 

 

 

 

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