Art On Park Gallery Calls For Art And Announces Free Public Opening Reception

Art On Park Gallery announces a Call to artists for their upcoming “Members” Exhibition.  The Artists of Palm Beach County Members Exhibit will showcase artworks of varied media in both 2D and 3D. The Rickie Report recommends you stop by Art on Park Gallery to take in all of the members’ creative efforts! Everyone is invited to the Opening Reception on Friday, January 6th.  This Free Exhibit continues through February 4, 2017. We share the details of this CALL FOR ENTRIES here.  ART PATRONS: Mark your calendars!  If you aren’t a member, please consider joining!! DEADLINE FOR ENTRIES: December 21st!

 

 

 

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800 Park Avenue    Lake Park, FL 33403

561.345.2842

 

 

 

 

 

 

Artists of Palm Beach County

 CALL FOR ENTRIES

 

“Members Exhibit” 

An exhibition of 2D and 3D works

Public Invited

Free, Opening Reception:

Friday, January 6, 2017

5 – 8 pm

Exhibit Runs Through February 4, 2017

800 Park Avenue Lake Park, FL 33403

 

 

 

 

Submission Deadline: 12/21/2016

* $50 for First Place * $25 for Second Place * Honorable Mentions *

http://www.artistsofpalmbeachcounty.org/eventdetail.php?279

 

 

 

 

Artists of Palm Beach County welcomes new members.

APBC offers gallery and studio space, exhibitions, opportunities to network with other artists, space for classes and professional development. For more information please visit:

APBC Art on Park Gallery
800 Park Avenue, Lake Park FL 33403
561-345-2842
http://www.artistsofpalmbeachcounty.com/

 

 

 

 

 

 

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CJR Fine Arts & Frame Celebrates With Ferjo Exhibit And Meet The Artist Reception

CJR Fine Arts & Frame celebrates its One Year Anniversary with a special art event!  Meet Ferjo, one of the most dynamic and exciting artists on the international stage. Whimsical, colorful and technically refined, Ferjo’s work is an exuberant mix of Cubism, Abstract Expressionism, Realism and Surrealism. His work is sought by collectors and galleries worldwide.  CJR Fine Arts & Frame presents an Exhibit of Ferjo’s work from November 12 -19th, with a special Meet the Artist Reception on Saturday, November 19th.  The Rickie Report shares the details and some sneak peeks.  Mark your calendars!  This is open to the public and free.

 

 

 

 

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CJR Fine Arts & Frame

514B North State Road 7
Royal Palm Beach, FL 33411
561-333-9472

cjrfinearts.com

 

 

Celebrate Our Anniversary!

Meet World Renown Artist:

 

F E R J O

 

 

Special Reception:

Saturday, November 19

6 – 9 pm  

Exhibition Available Nov.  12 -19th

 

 

 

 

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About Ferjo

 

Fernando de Jesus Oliveira (known as Ferjo) was born in Bahia, Brazil in 1946.  He studied at the prestigious Pennsylvania Academy of Fine Arts from 1974-1979, where he concentrated on landscape and portraiture. It was during this time that Ferjo began painting Cubist style landscapes and eventually moving to realist portraiture. This latter style is best evidenced by a mock group portrait (1978-1979) of the faculty of the Pennsylvania Academy, in which Ferjo posed his subjects in positions reminiscent of those of Leonardo Da Vinci’s “Last Supper”. Since receiving special accolades from the Pennsylvania Academy, first in 1978 and then again in 1979, Ferjo’s command of realist painting became widely recognized in galleries. After leaving The Academy, Ferjo’s natural artistry led him to explore a myriad of themes and styles, ranging from Realism to Surrealism.

 

 

Ferjo’s compositions combine the old masters and the new, in a magical bounty of color, surrealism, fantasy and beauty. His affinity for tokens adds a personal dimension to each work. Images of pencils, bubbles, fish, strawberries, and broken eggshells float throughout his work. The surrealist worlds he creates pay homage to Bosch, Vermeer, Van Gogh, Renoir, Picasso, Dali, Monet, Manet, Matisse, Miro, Modigliani, Da Vinci, Michelangelo, Mucha and Chagall. In Ferjo’s world, the laws of perspective and scale are given new meaning; space and time are manipulated in fantastical arrangements, giving the viewer a sense of falling into another dimension.

 

Whimsical, colorful and technically refined, Ferjo’s work is an exuberant mix of Cubism, Abstract Expressionism, Realism and Surrealism. Ferjo is a master painter with a style he can truly call his own. Ferjo’s work is sought by collectors and galleries worldwide.

 

 

 

 

 

For more information:

CJR Fine Arts & Frame

514B North State Road 7 Royal Palm Beach, FL 33411
561-333-9472
Email: mail@cjrfinearts.com

 

 

 

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Al Rojas’ Artistic Path Generates Abstract Imagery With Figurative Human Images

Alvaro (Al) Rojas, born in Colombia S.A., moved with his family at the age of ten to Astoria, Queens N.Y.  He attended Jacksonville University and Florida International University (FIU), including art classes. At FIU, where he graduated with a Bachelor in Engineering, a class on art critique set Al on a 40 year path to develop his art and techniques. Groups of geometric and figurative forms on abstract backgrounds or cityscapes are the main theme of Al’s works. His goal is for viewers to see an interesting color combination, a new line or form and to have their imaginations stimulated. The Rickie Report is pleased to share an interview with this innovative creator and some of his award-winning images.

 

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Art for Al has been a way to take time out of the corporate world and has been a source of reflection and tranquility. His art provides a different perspective for his daily activities were he can explore his inner thoughts and organize his life’s direction.

 

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“Absinthe Drinker” by Al Rojas

 

TRR: How did you begin creating your artwork?

 AR:

I’ve been drawing from childhood, imitating an uncle who liked drawing, but it wasn’t until college where I attended a couple of art classes and began to seriously paint. One class in particular was about art critique and it set me off on an exploratory path for the following 40 years that eventually lead to the works that I create today.

 

 

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“Yellow Panel” by Al Rojas

 

 

TRR: What inspired you at that time?

AR:

 

I believe it was the teacher who challenged me to question what it was I was doing and search for my own art identity.

 

 

 

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“Intaglios” by Al Rojas

 

 

 

TRR: What inspires you now?

AR:

I was influenced by a number of 20th century movements, primarily cubism and sub-realism; these periods in art have shaped my imagery. Abstract expressionism and other later movements have influenced the process of my works, giving me the freedom to experiment with a limited number of materials to create compositions seen by my mind’s eye.

 

 

My main source of inspiration have been my life’s experiences, growing up Colombia and Queens N.Y., my schooling, and working and traveling throughout the Americas during my corporate career, come to be incorporated and manifested in my art. I still continue to search and understand what it is that I do and why I do it; this search is what inspires me the most.

 

 

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“Silent Morning” by Al Rojas

 

 

 

TRR: Tell us about your life story.

AR:

After a couple of art classes in college, I dedicated myself to getting an Engineering degree and later a Masters degree. For the past 40 years my engineering and business career was my primary driver and focus… creating 2D works was a secondary activity that helped me escape the pressure of work, especially in the last ten years.  One aspect of my working life that did help my artistic work was the large amount of traveling all over Latin America, US and Canada that I did. These experiences provided a great deal of visual stimulus and long periods of time to develop ideas that I used during the time I had for painting.

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“Losing My Religion” by Al Rojas 

 

 

 

 

TRR  Did you try other mediums?

AR:

I have concentrated on using acrylics, because they provide the results that work best with the process I have developed..they complement the process very well and with a few tools, some pencils, some use of ink and watercolors provide the best combination of mediums I can find. I originally tried oil painting, followed by ink and water colors. It was the watercolors and an exploration of the medium that led to acrylics.

 

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“Windows” by Al Rojas

 

 

 

 

 

 

TRR: What led you to your current style?

AR:

I am interested in creating images and form without any pre-conception of the outcome. The works are process-oriented and I let the intermediate results guide me to a finished work. I start by floating various liquid mediums, such as ink, acrylic ink, watercolors and acrylics in water on a vertical pane of glass, manipulating the effects and adding (drawing or painting) or removing (scratching / ripping) areas of the work in process. I primarily use an eye dropper to place the liquid mediums on the glass trying to be as controlled as possible to create areas that can be used to build space, images, buildings or figures. If the medium gets out of control, I scratch/etch it to make lines and forms, eventually developing a complete composition.

 

 

 The composition develops from floating the acrylic ink and letting time and gravity start the creative process. As the “puddles” dry, I can visualize what the next step is and take it step by step bringing out line, figure(s), background / foreground and space.  Once I finish the wet process, I cover the results with a clear acrylic medium. Once the acrylic medium dries, I cut it up into additional shapes, paint over it and lift it from the glass for further painting on the back side prior to mounting it on a Plexiglas panel or paper.

 

 

 

My works attempt to balance the abstract with the representational, colorful at times with geometric forms to assist in putting order to the composition. Due to what seems as a chaotic process, I tend to produce primarily abstract imagery, but as I control the process, I have been able to produce representational/figurative images, primarily human figures.

 

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“Galactic Cemetery” by Al Rojas

 

 

TRR: Have you seen your style change over the years? What has influenced any changes?

AR:

 

Yes, from very abstract works that looked like early satellite imagery with little to no composition, I have moved to a more controlled results that have better composition and balance. I strongly feel the need to control the results of a very chaotic process, in order to show that the finished work was done with a good deal of conscientious effort and not just a total random result…that the work has an intellect behind it and not just something that looks pretty.

 

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“Ace, King, Queen” by Al Rojas

 

 

 

 

TRR:  What advice do you give to an emerging artist?

AR:

 

Works of art are not a slam dunk, just because you have a good technique or ease of hand and skill. You have to work at it to try to understand what it is you are trying to achieve and why.

 

 

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“Shaman Pointing The Way” by Al Rojas

 

 

 

TRR: What is most challenging as an artist?

AR:

 

After completing a work that takes me to a new point/level, starting a new one is the most challenging. The “what now” or “what next” question can really be difficult to overcome and get going again.

 

 

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“Pixelating Sky” by Al Rojas

 

 

 

 

TRR: Where can people find your work?

AR:

I hope people will visit Art On Park Gallery, visit the website, my Facebook Page and contact me.

 

http://www.artistsofpalmbeachcounty.com/

 

Email Al Rojas: adrojas987@aol.com

 

Website link – http://www.artistsofpalmbeachcounty.com/#!al-rojas/c20za

Facebook link – https://www.facebook.com/alvaro.rojas.92123

 

General Overview of Exhibitions:

City of Palm Beach Gardens – GardensArt Exhibit – Spring 2006 Juried Art Exhibition
Boca Raton Museum of Art, Artist’ Guild – 2006 Winter Open Juried Art Exhibition
Boca Raton Museum of Art, Artist’ Guild – 2007 Summer Open Juried Art Exhibition
ArtAvox Spring, 2007, 2008, 2009
Boynton Beach Art in Public Places – Carolyn Sims Center, Summer 2008
Boca Raton Sugar Sand, Art in Public Places – Winter 2008, Juried Art Exhibition
Armory Art Center, Inc. Hispanic Heritage Exhibition February, 2009
City of Palm Beach Gardens – GardensArt Exhibit Spring 2010 Juried Art Exhibition
Lighthouse for the Arts – Multiple Sins Summer 2010 Juried Art Exhibition
Continuum West Palm Beach – 2016 and 2014, Juried Art Exhibition
Art on Park Gallery – numerous exhibits 2012 – 2016

 

 

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Palm Beach Gardens, FL 33420

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Michele Feder Is Featured Artist At Spanish River Library In Boca Raton

The Spanish River Library in Boca Raton invites you to enjoy the artistic journey of Michele Feder.  The exhibit is free, with an Opening Reception to meet the Artist on March 24th. The Rickie Report shares the details and some sneak peeks of this Nationally acclaimed artist, whose works are collected both privately and in public settings.  Michele shares her insights as she continues to deepen and develop her artistic voice. 

 

 

 

 

 

M   I   C   H   E   L   E              F   E   D   E   R

 

 

 

 

PUBLIC, OPENING  RECEPTION:

Thursday, March 24th

5 – 7 pm

 

 

In the Friend’s Gallery on the Second Floor

Spanish River Library

1501 Spanish River Blvd.       Boca Raton, FL 33431

561-393-7852

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Michele Feder  “Transition #21”

 

 

 

Michele tells The Rickie Report, “My current work is a result of my recent stay at an artist retreat in Puerto Vallarta, Mexico. Before Mexico I began to sketch and brainstorm a new format for my works. Somehow they found their way onto my canvases and I feel they are quite successful. During the retreat I had this self-awareness of my entangled relationships with family, friends and peers. I realized that my emotions were enmeshed with all those who had an effect on my life and these feelings came out miraculously in my work. These paintings remind me of a web. It’s funny how subtle art can be”.

 

 

 

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Commissioned Artwork by Michele Feder

 

 

She goes on to say, “My work is a product of inner growth, just a mere artifact of life. It is also a catalogue of my emotional discovery over many years. I’ve come to realize that it is not only a study of technique and medium, but also a study of self. When viewing my work from afar I see how tightly woven my thoughts and personality are, and how they fester into obsessive works of art. I have discovered that this aspect of my character is cemented most permanently; I have come to terms that the personality is only flexible to a certain degree. I am forever fastidious and somewhat rigid. But, with that said I have begun to notice the soft subtleties and grey areas of life; the fascinating wonders missed due to polarized thinking”.

 

 

 

 

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“Bands” by Michele Feder

 

 

 

Michele says, “It is difficult to completely understand the different aspects of yourself; there are the many considerations of personality, environment, DNA, society and so forth. These different components need to be dissected to find order. For me, art has been a catalyst in this process. Abstract shapes and color reflect the newly defined and segmented areas of self-awareness”.

 

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Michele Feder  “Transition #8”

 

 

Artist Statement:

 

“I’m an abstract expressionist artist. I approach my canvases by delving into the subconscious, which is the beginning of an abstract work of art. There is no treading on light ground or the superficial, once a brush touches the canvas a world of emotions unravel, and with great effort. Sometimes the paint flows naturally and easily, but there are those moments of difficulty and frustration. When there are no objects to look at nor their tangibility to abide by, the task of art making becomes challenging. The relationship is complex, much like a marriage. There are those intermittent days that I have to look beyond the surface of the marriage to evolve through time. This is what happens with abstract expressionism, the work moves over a period of time and builds upon a fundamental infrastructure. And there are the moments of contact and connection with the subconscious that sometimes come fleetly or last long periods of time”.

 

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Michele Feder  ”  Color Study #31″

 

 

 

“After being conditioned to realism for over a period of fifteen years, I realized I was only treading the surface of life, but with abstract expressionism I’m able to touch the core of my soul, which was once found and trapped in tangible objects. I was tied to the affinity of my own outer-shell. The transition from realism to abstract works was a defying moment in my career and also my own personal growth. It required many sessions of self-discovery to lead up to the ultimate bliss of knowing my subconscious”.

 

 

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Michele Feder “Transition 14”

 

 

 

“I didn’t think such feelings of profound complexity would ever surface in my work. So concentrated and buried were my emotions that my soul burst upon arrival of layers in-between layers of paint. At one point these layers of emotions lay hidden until I became bored with my own superfluous habits – day in and day out. I still have the old habit of running on an infinite wheel, but since I have worked with abstract paintings a new persona comes forth. It shows itself with much pride and exuberance”.

 

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Michele Feder “Blue and Copper”

 

 

 

Michele is currently affiliated with:

MECOX INTERIORS, West Palm Beach
SOHO MYRIAD, Atlanta
MARILYN LAZARUS INTERIOR DESIGN, West Palm Beach

 

 

 

 

 

Michele’s artistic journey has taken her throughout the United States as an award winning artist.  She has shared her creative skills by teaching locally as well as in Mexico.  Her SOLO and Group Exhibits include the cities of San Francisco, Atlanta, Delray Beach, Miami, Boca Raton, Houston and in North Carolina. Her list of Commissions includes Corporate and Private Collections nation-wide, including the Sagamore Hotel, world renown art collector, Marty Margulies, Florida Joint and Spine Institute, Coral Springs, FL, among many. She is a graduate of Syracuse University (BFA), Moore College of Art, and Interlochen Center for the Arts.

 

 

 

 

For more information please visit:

michelefeder.com
michelelesliefeder.blogspot.com

or Email: 
mfeder65@gmail.com

 

 

 

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Yury Lobo Announces SOLO Exhibition and Documentary

Yury Lobo, has been dubbed “Jack The Whipper” by his fellow American artists. He was raised in a small rural town in Russia, in a conservative environment, where the signs “No Trespassing” hung on every door. By pure chance in 1959, at the age of 12, he and his mother attended the first American Exhibition in Moscow. Besides Cadillac cars and Coca Cola, Yury was particularly struck by the action painting, “Cathedral” by American abstract expressionist, Jackson Pollock ( Jack The Dripper). That day changed the trajectory of his life forever. Pushing boundaries, ignoring all “No Trespassing” signs internally and externally, Yury found freedom in the United States. He has finally fully opened up to new heights of artistic expression. The race to catch up with Pollock is ongoing… The Rickie Report shares details of his SOLO Exhibition at Artworks International in West Palm Beach, FL, February 12-13thThe public is invited to this Free Exhibit and there is ample free parking.  

 

 

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Since his early childhood, Yury Slobodenuk has been fascinated with the world of wild colors and the art of collage. However, he never considered becoming a professional artist partly due to the lack of encouragement from his parents and partly due to the general disapproval of this “degenerate art” by the Soviet authorities. What stands out in his memory is a visit to the first American National Exhibition with his mother in July, 1959, featuring among others, Jackson Pollock’s “Cathedral”. Yury was shocked and amazed at the same time. He tells The Rickie Report, “Most visitors considered it a joke..in bad taste. But the impact on my subconscious at the age of 12 was life changing. That is why my interests centered later on with more avant-garde artists. I appreciate Van Gogh, Chagall, Kandinsky, Malevich, Picasso, Matisse, Miro, Brague, Warhol, Rothko, Klimt, Shiele, Modigliani and of course, Pollock.”

 

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“Composition #2” by Yury Lobo

Homage to Kasimir Malevich

Acrylic on Canvas

48″ x 60″

 

Yury created a few paintings for close friends and family, trusting his inner instincts. Back then, in the USSR he didn’t have the courage to paint and share his passion for abstract expressionism and collage publicly. Keeping his painting mostly to himself, he pursued a career that was more economically sound. He received a Masters degree in German and English, studied the history of art and worked as a licensed multilingual guide at the majors art museums in the former USSR. He became a journalist, interpreter, German teacher, TV script writer.

 

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“Yellow Tulips after a violent snowstorm in May” by Yury Lobo

Homage to Vincent Van Gogh

Acrylic on Board

24″ x 36″

 

Having fled the USSR in 1991 for political reasons, Yury first established himself in Miami and pursued his journalism career, working for several Russian-American newspapers. Later, he started one of his own, but sold it in 2007 and moved to West Palm Beach, where he continues his career as a German teacher and now a contemporary artist. The freedom of expression in America has motivated and inspired Yury to fulfill the dream of his youth – sharing his creative side publicly. His artistic name, “Lobo” is a shortened form of his long Ukrainian last name, “Slobodenyuk”, which translates to ” a free man”. “Lobo” means “wolf”, the symbol of the tireless will, yearning for freedom.

 

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“Infinity At My Fingertips” by Yury Lobo

Homage to Jackson Pollock

Acrylic on Board 27″ x 32″

 

 

 

 

Yury tells The Rickie Report, ” My fellow countryman, Kasimir Malevich once said, ‘Comrades, arise, free yourselves from the tyranny of objects!’ In this sense, I, like him, consider myself an abstract artist and a revolutionary. My battle cry is ‘Stop copying the world! Create a new one!’ Whoever is afraid of bright colors is afraid of life, which I am not”. Furthermore, Yuri confesses, ” I know it sounds nuts, but I consider myself a kind of modern reincarnation of the late Jackson Pollock who, in his own words was a “cowboy” painter. Like him, I’m painting “from the hip”, creating huge abstract compositions within minutes, using brusque wild strokes of bold colors. Some of my colleagues (part joking, part serious) are dubbing me “Jack The Whipper” for whipping that canvas with paint instead of dripping it as Jack The Dripper (Jackson Pollock) did”.

 

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“Americana” by Yury Lobo

Homage to Elvis and Marilyn

Mixed Media on Board

29″ x 35″

 

 

 

Yury goes on to explain, “In the art of collage, I represent a completely different point of view. My slightly distorted collages are pretty close to reality and filled with hidden ironies and sometimes tragic messages. Being a history buff, I can’t help but act as the mocking bird, laughing at the human inability to learn from history…which of course sees that such ignorance is doomed to repeat itself. Every collage is a “time capsule” with a message to future generations. A true artist is about the inner energy which he or she tunnels to the public through the art. If there is no reaction at the receiving end, then the energy was either poor or lost in artistic translation”.

 

 

 

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“American Mosaic” by Yury Lobo

Collage

21″ x 36″

 

 

Yury’s artwork is currently being featured at:

Artworks International

420 6th Street   West Palm Beach, FL

February 13 – 14th

The Singer Island Corporate Center

2655 North Ocean Drive

Singer Island, FL

and

Art On Park Gallery

800 Park Avenue Lake Park, FL

For more information about Yury’s artwork and up coming exhibits, please email:

yuryslobo@yahoo.com

Visit Yury’s website:

www.yurylobo.com

(Currently Under Construction)

 

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Creative Arts School At Old School Square In Delray Beach Announces February Workshops

Each year the Creative Arts School at Old School Square presents a variety of workshops led by resident and visiting artists. Learn more about Plein Air painting with Ralph Papa, Plein Air Figure Painting with Eli Cedrone, Building an abstract Series with Brenda Hope Zappitell, Abstract Workshop with Sally Cooper, or Creativity and Style for Artists with Ralph Papa.  The Rickie Report shares the details about these One-Day and Two-Day Workshops and urges you to sign up , as spaces are limited!

 

 

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51 N. Swinton Avenue        Delray Beach, FL 33444
Http://OldSchoolSquare.org
561.243.7922

 

 

 

The Creative Arts School

at Old School Square

Presents February Workshops

Workshops meet at the Creative Arts School, located on the second floor of the Crest Theatre building at Old School Square.

 

 

Plein Air Painting with Ralph Papa

Friday, February 5th

9:00 am to 3:30 pm

 

 

 

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“Riverbed” by Ralph Papa

 

This one-day workshop, part of the Resident Artist Workshop Series, is for artists at all levels who wish to improve their ability to sketch and paint outdoors. This one-day workshop includes instructor demonstrations, scene selection criteria, tools of the trade, setup, composition, perspective, color selection and mixing followed by a critique and Q&A session. Fee is $165.

 

 

 

Figure Painting En Plein Air with Eli Cedrone

Friday and Saturday, February 12 & 13

9:30 am to 4:30 pm

 

 

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“En Plein Air Figures” by Eli Cedrone

 

 

This workshop is part of the Visiting Artist Workshop Series for professional and serious amateur artists. Learn the fundamentals of painting from the live model in an outdoor setting. We’ll be working with well-lit models in quick poses, moving to longer poses as the class progresses. Topics include outdoor lighting conditions (direct, ambient and reflected light), how sunlight affects color, seeing color and value as a unit, and developing the ability to paint quickly and accurately. Fee is $375.

 

 

 

 

Building an abstract Series with Brenda Hope Zappitell

Tuesday-Thursday, February 23 – 25

9:30 am to 4:30 pm

 

 

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Abstract by Brenda Hope Zappitell

 

 

This intensive workshop is part of the Visiting Artist Workshop Series for professional and serious amateur artists and focuses on creating a series by learning how to paint three or more paintings a day, using acrylic paint. Topics also include color theory, composition and suggestions for creating your own “painting process.” There will be daily meditation and painting demonstrations. Fee is $540.

 

 

 

Creativity and Style for Artists with Ralph Papa

Friday, February 26th

 9 am to 3:30 pm

 

 

 

 

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                             PHOTO by RALPH PAPA

 

 

This one day workshop, part of the Resident Artist Workshop Series, is for intermediate and advanced artists. Take your artwork to the next level! Included will be methods of constructive critiquing, demonstrations and exercises to show how your work can improve. Fee is $165.

 

 

 

 

Abstract Workshop with Sally Cooper

Saturday, February 27th

 9:30 am to 4:30 pm

 

 

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Abstract by Sally Cooper

 

 

This workshop is part of the Resident Artist Workshop Series. Jump start your creativity and push your painting experience to new levels in this energized, intensive workshop where emphasis is on an intuitive, fearless approach, experimentation and individual creativity. Fee is $185.

 

About The Faculty:

 

 

ELI CEDRONE began her career in Bermuda at Saatchi & Saatchi Advertising. She teaches workshops nationally and in Bermuda, California and Italy. She has always been influenced by the power of images to express ideas and emotions and believes painting is a process of discovery and decision making where disparate elements pull together until the image is clearly expressed. She works primarily in oils and is drawn to the human form, where figures exist both in representational and painterly worlds. She describes her style as Contemporary Impressionism.

 

 

 

SALLY COOPER has been painting all her life and began actively pursuing her creative talents in the late eighties.  In 1990 she was awarded an annual Art Award from Broward Community College.  In the mid 90’s she moved from detailed representational work and began to seek the abstract.  By 2000 image reference was left behind and her style evolved into explosions of color, markings and movement.  Her work has been included in numerous regional and national competitive exhibitions receiving awards in most.  She is a Signature Member of the National Watercolor Society.  In 2005 her painting “Life Force II” received Honorable Mention in Watercolor Magic Magazine’s national competition.

 

 

 

RALPH PAPA teaches drawing and painting at his Delray studio and at the Creative Arts School. He is a member of the Garrison Art Center, the Delray Art League, Past President of the Artists’ Guild of the Boca Museum and co-founder of Plein Air Painters of Palm Beach. His paintings range from studio works composed of real and imagined themes to figurative, portraits and plein air paintings. His works are in public and private collections in the U.S. and Canada.

 

 

 

BRENDA HOPE ZAPPITELL creates abstract expressionist works born out of intuition and serendipitously influenced by nature and life experiences. Her work is in both private and public collections and she is represented in galleries all over the U.S. She has participated in solo and group exhibitions in NYC, Los Angeles, Santa Fe, and New Orleans as well as in other locations. Zappitell is a contributing writer for Professional Artist Magazine and writes an ongoing blog for their website. She has taught many workshops to artists from all over the country.

 

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Old School Square is the center of arts & entertainment in downtown Delray Beach. Celebrating 25 years as the community’s gathering place, the historic campus includes the intimate Crest Theatre (in the restored 1925 Delray High School building) the Cornell Art Museum (in the 1913 Delray Elementary building), and the Fieldhouse (c. 1925). The Pavilion, which opened in 2002, hosts outdoor concerts and festivals. The Creative Arts School (located on the second floor of the Crest Theatre) offers art, photography, writing and performance classes. Old School Square 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 OldSchoolSquare.org.

 

 

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P.O.Box 33423

Palm Beach Gardens, FL 33420

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561-537-0291

Town Of South Palm Beach Features Artwork Of Bonnie Wilburn And Dana Axel

The Community Affairs Advisory Board (CAAB) of the Town of South Palm Beach will present an art exhibit featuring Bonnie Wilburn and Dana Axel. A free Public Reception takes place on Sunday, January 10th in the afternoon at the Town Council Chambers.  Complimentary refreshments will be served and the public will have an opportunity to meet the artists.  The Rickie Report shares the details and some sneak peeks.  This exhibit will be available for a month.

 

 

 

The Community Affairs Advisory Board 

THE TOWN OF SOUTH PALM BEACH

 

 

Presents

 

 

 

 

 

A  R  T  W  O  R  K  S    

BY:

BONNIE  WILBURN

&

DANA AXEL

 

 

 

Free, Opening Reception

 

 

 

Sunday, January 10, 2016
2:00 pm – 4:00 pm

 

 

 

 

Town Council Chambers

3577 S. Ocean Blvd.          South Palm Beach, FL  33480

 

 

 

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“Billbergia” by Bonnie Wilburn

 

Bonnie Wilburn’s imagination is driven by her passion for self-expression through art. And her inspiration lives all around her! The flowers and plantings in her yard provide her with the images, while her paintings are noted for their unique style, elegance and technique.

 

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“Red Fusion” by Bonnie Wilburn

 

Bonnie often uses a palette knife to create these vibrant pieces of art. Having lived in the Palm Beaches most of her life and when her health forced an early retirement, Bonnie was able to focus on what comes most naturally … sharing her enthusiasm for living her life through bright & expressive artwork. Bonnie’s positive attitude is infectious!

 

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“Jaded” by Bonnie Wilburn 

 

 

 

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Painting by Dana Axel

 

 

Dan Axel tells The Rickie Report, “Early on, I was greatly influenced by my art professor, Perle Fine, (an artist in the Abstract Expressionist Movement of the 1950’s). She encouraged me to develop my own sense of style of Hard Edged Painting, in acrylics. The work is both non-representational and figurative”.

 

 

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Painting by Dana Axel

 

 

Dana previously taught art in the Port Washington School District in New York. She shares, “Combining my love of art, and as a student of astrology, I have begun work on a series of paintings depicting women representing the energies of their sun sign”.

 

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Painting by Dana Axel

 

 

 

For more information about this exhibit please contact

Bonnie Wilburn at:  artibonni@gmail.com

Dana Axel at: daxelartist@gmail.com

 

 

 

 

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Rickie Leiter, Publisher

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561-537-0291

 

Yury “Lobo” (aka Slobodenyuk) Shares His Freedom Of Expression Through Abstract Art and Collage

For Yury “Lobo” (aka Slobodenuk), “freedom of expression” is a deeply personal lesson. Raised in Germany, Russia, and the Ukraine before coming to the United States in 1991, since his early childhood, Yury has been fascinated by color and collage.  His fearless style is evident as we look at his bold colors and strokes. We see how his life experiences (he fled the USSR due to political persecution) shine through in his satirical and political collage work.  Yury appreciates the freedom to express himself and The Rickie Report is pleased to share this emerging artist’s work.  The Singer Island Corporate Center located on Singer Island, FL. is featuring Yury’s artwork and a local film production company recently purchased the rights to produce a short film about Yury and Jackson Pollock’s influence on his life and art. 

 

 

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Since his early childhood, Yury Slobodenuk has been fascinated with the world of wild colors and the art of collage.  However, he never considered becoming a professional artist partly due to the lack of encouragement from his parents and partly due to the general disapproval of this “degenerate art” by the Soviet authorities.  What stands out in his memory is a visit to the first American National Exhibition with his mother in July, 1959, featuring among others, Jackson Pollock’s “Cathedral”.  Yury was shocked and amazed at the same time.  He tells The Rickie Report, “Most visitors considered it a joke..in bad taste. But the impact on my subconscious at the age of 12 was life changing. That is why my interests centered later on with more avant-garde artists.  I appreciate Van Gogh, Chagall, Kandinsky, Malevich, Picasso, Matisse, Miro, Brague, Warhol, Rothko, Klimt, Shiele, Modigliani and of course, Pollock.”

 

 

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“Composition #2” by Yury Lobo

Homage to Kasimir Malevich

Acrylic on Canvas

48″ x 60″

 

 

 

Yury created a few paintings for close friends and family, trusting his inner instincts.  Back then, in the USSR he didn’t have the courage to paint and share his passion for abstract expressionism and collage publicly.  Keeping his painting mostly to himself, he pursued a career that was more economically sound. He received a Masters degree in German and English, studied the history of art and worked as a licensed multilingual guide at the majors art museums in the former USSR.  He became a journalist, interpreter, German teacher, TV script writer.

 

 

 

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“Yellow Tulips after a violent snowstorm in May” by Yury Lobo

Homage to Vincent Van Gogh

Acrylic on Board

24″ x 36″

 

 

 

Having fled the USSR in 1991 for political reasons, Yury first established himself in Miami and pursued his journalism career, working for several Russian-American newspapers.  Later, he started one of his own, but sold it in 2007 and moved to West Palm Beach, where he continues his career as a German teacher and now a contemporary artist. Yury’s artwork can be seen at Art on Park Gallery, home of the Artists of Palm Beach County, located in Lake Park, FL., in Artworks Gallery located in West Palm Beach, FL., and in private collections through the world.

 

 

 

 

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“Infinity At My Fingertips” by Yury Lobo

Homage to Jackson Pollock

Acrylic on Board 27″ x 32″

 

 

The freedom of expression in America has motivated and inspired Yury to fulfill the dream of his youth – sharing his creative side publicly.  His artistic name, “Lobo” is a shortened form of his long Ukrainian last name, “Slobodenyuk”, which translates to ” a free man”.  “Lobo” means “wolf”, the symbol of the tireless will, yearning for freedom.  

 

 

 

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“Americana”  by Yury Lobo

Homage to Elvis and Marilyn

Mixed Media on Board

29″ x 35″

 

 

Yury tells The Rickie Report, ” My fellow countryman, Kasimir Malevich once said, ‘Comrades, arise, free yourselves from the tyranny of objects!’  In this sense, I, like him, consider myself an abstract artist and a revolutionary.  My battle cry is ‘Stop copying the world! Create a new one!’  Whoever is afraid of bright colors is afraid of life, which I am not”.  Furthermore, Yuri confesses, ” I know it sounds nuts, but I consider myself a kind of modern reincarnation of the late Jackson Pollock who, in his own words was a “cowboy” painter. Like him, I’m painting “from the hip”, creating huge abstract compositions within minutes, using brusque wild strokes of bold colors.  Some of my colleagues (part joking, part serious) are dubbing me “Jack The Whipper” for whipping that canvas with paint instead of dripping it as Jack The Dripper (Jackson Pollock) did”.

 

 

 

 

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“Killing Oil Fields of Florida” by Yury Lobo

Mixed Media on Board

36″ x 48″

 

 

Yury goes on to explain, “In the art of collage, I represent a completely different point of view.  My slightly distorted collages are pretty close to reality and filled with hidden ironies and sometimes tragic messages.  Being a history buff, I can’t help but act as the mocking bird, laughing at the human inability to learn from history…which of course sees that such ignorance is doomed to repeat itself.  Every collage is a “time capsule” with a message to future generations.  A true artist is about the inner energy which he or she tunnels to the public through the art. If there is no reaction at the receiving end, then the energy was either poor or lost in artistic translation”.

 

 

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“American Mosaic” by Yury Lobo

Collage

21″ x 36″

 

 

 

 

Yury’s artwork is currently being featured at:

The Singer Island Corporate Center

2655 North Ocean Drive

Singer Island, FL

and

Art On Park Gallery

800 Park Avenue  Lake Park, FL

 

 

 

 

 

 

For more information about Yury’s artwork and up coming exhibits, please email:

yuryslobo@yahoo.com

Visit Yury’s website:

www.yurylobo.com

(Currently Under Construction)

 

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Rickie Leiter, Publisher

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561-537-0291

Levis JCC In Boca Begins Art Talks: “The World Of Art Series” With Murray Kronick

The Phyllis & Harvey Sandler Center at the Adolph & Rose Levis Jewish Community Center begins its Art Talks “World Of Art” Series with Pen & Ink Artist Murray Kronick.  Murray will speak and present a slide show on Monday, November 16th.  A number of his pen & ink drawings will be on exhibit.  You may purchase your tickets for the series or an individual date. Here are  details about each of the upcoming Art Talks with some sneak peeks.

 

 

 

1 New Levis JCC Logo blue

9801 Donna Klein Blvd.   Boca Raton, FL 33428

Information/Register for Classes:

First session starts Thursday, Jan. 7, 2016

Call 561-558-2520

 

 

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“W O R L D   OF   A R T” 

Lectures, Exhibits, Visual Presentations

Series price: $40, Drop-in price: $12

For more information contact:

Sue Harrington, Nathan D. Rosen Museum Gallery Director 561-558-2504

 

 

 

 

 

“Tzedakah, Travel And Art…

An Unexpected Marriage”

 

Featuring:

Murray Kronick, Artist/Instructor

Monday, November 16, 2015   at 2 p.m

 

 

 

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Artist and Instructor, Murray Kronick

 

 

“The World of Art” series at the Levis JCC Sandler begins with Pen & Ink artist, Murray Kronick, who will talk and share a slide show on Monday, Nov. 16, 2015 at 2 p.m. A number of Murray’s pen & ink drawings will be on exhibit. In addition, Murray teaches beginning pencil drawing and intermediate pen & ink drawing at the Sandler Center. (First session begins Thursday, Jan. 7, 2016).

 

 

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Pen & Ink Drawing by Murray Kronick

Pen & ink artist Murray Kronick says “When most people travel and see something interesting or captivating, the first thing they whip out is their camera or i-Phone. For me, it is my sketch book”. Murray’s wife, Sylvia says “you may not want to travel with Murray. When he says ‘give me a few minutes’, beware, it is best to expect you will be there for a few hours.”

 

 

 

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Pen & Ink Drawing by Murray Kronick

 

 

 

For the past two decades, Murray & Sylvia have devoted two to three months a year traveling on volunteer missions to third world countries. Many of their trips are sponsored by The American Jewish World Service. ajws.org. These assignments have afforded them an opportunity to give back, while immersing themselves in Africa, India, Sri Lanka, Bangladesh, Burma (now Myanmar), Thailand, Cambodia and Indonesia…yet, in addition to returning stateside with a feeling of accomplishment, memories and photos, they return with beautiful pen and ink art.

 

 

 

Although “Tzedakah” ( helping others) is their driving force, they ensure that they build in free days, or pre or post-service travel time to see sights and experience the people, unique to every country on the globe. During these days, Murray captures spectacular scenery with his pen, while Sylvia relishes the moments, exploring and taking in what the surroundings offer.

 

 

 

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Pen & Ink Drawing by Murray Kronick

On Nov. 16, 2015 at 2 p.m., Murray will present a talk and slide show, amplifying the satisfaction he and Sylvia have achieved in ‘giving back’. He will provide an overview of the work they do on their missions, and how he incorporates and extends these experiences by capturing art subjects, creating a medium that would not exist if there wasn’t a love for tzedakah, travel and art.

 

 

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Art Historian, Helene Yentis

 

 

 

“Illuminating Jewish Learning Through Art:

The Hebrew Zodiac and Judith the Heroine of Chanukah”

Featuring:

 

Helene Yentis, Art Historian

Monday, December 14, 2015     2 pm.

 

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August Riedel’s “Judith”

 

 

 

 

 

“Looking Through the Lens”

Featuring:

NSU Museum of Art Ft. Lauderdale Speaker

Monday, January 4, 2016   2 pm.

 

 

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“Spiral Staircase” by  Henri Cartier-Bresson

 

 

 

“Abstract Expressionism: What’s the (Focal) Point?”

Featuring:

Madeleine Siegel, Boca Raton Museum of Art docent

Monday, February 22, 2016   2 pm

 

 

 

 

“Where Are We? The Landscape in Contemporary Art”

Featuring:

Glenn Tomlinson

William Randolph Hearst Curator of Education, Norton Museum of Art

Monday, March 21, 2016   2 pm

 

 

 

Full Series price: $40, Drop-in price: $12

 

 

The Phyllis & Harvey Sandler Center at the Adolph & Rose Levis Jewish Community Center provides a welcoming environment and a sense of community for active adults of all ages to pursue high quality and enriching educational, cultural, social and recreational experiences. It is located at 21050 95th Avenue South, Boca Raton, FL 33428 (off Glades Rd. between Lyons Rd. and Rt. 441).  The Levis JCC welcomes individuals of all ages, races, and religious affiliations living in South Florida.  www.levisjcc.org

 

 

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Exhibition At The Armory Art Center Features 2 + 3 The Artists’ Organization’s “The Human Image”

The Armory Art Center will feature 2 + 3 The Artists’ Organization’s ” The Human Image”. The Exhibit will explore the varying ways that artists of different cultural traditions have represented the human body and imbued it with meaning. By combining a visual spectacle with profound insight the highly recognized 2 + 3 Artists will exhibit a wide array of art, with an interconnecting theme of the human body, ranging from abstract expressionism to realism.  Mark your calendars for Friday, September 25th!  The Rickie Report shares the details about this extraordinary art event open to the public.

 

 

 

 

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A R M O R Y   A R T  C E N T E R

 

Presents:

 

 

2 + 3 The Artists’ Organization: The Human Image

Opening Reception:

Friday, September 25, 2015 6 – 8 pm

Wine and hors d’oeuvres will be served

Montgomery Hall Gallery

 1700 Parker Avenue   W. Palm Beach, FL 33401  armoryart.org

 Exhibit: September 26 – October 24, 2015

 

 

 

Cézanne once theorized that all forms of nature can be reduced to the cube, the ball, and the cone – and so it is with the body as well. From lined figures to voluptuousness and every shape in between each artists’ interpretation of the human figure can differ greatly. In this exhibit, large-scale paintings and sculptures will be juxtaposed against intimate personal images and diverse artistic practices and cultural traditions will be compared and contrasted.

 

 

 

2+3 Encounters

                         “Encounters”by Joan Keinstead (Mixed Media)

 

 

As an organization, 2 + 3 is dedicated to excellence in sharing visual arts and professional development related educational programs, as well as providing enriching community outreach events in South Florida.

 

ARMORY ART CENTER:

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

 

 

 

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