Armory Art Center Features “Champions: Caribbean Artists Breaking Boundaries In South Florida”

The Armory Art Center invites you to “Champions: Caribbean Artists Breaking Boundaries in South Florida”. The exhibition, celebrating the work of contemporary Caribbean artists living in South Florida, invites everyone to the opening Reception on January 13th. Artists will present complex narratives central to the ideas of identity through their use of space, location, and observation. The exhibition will host a range of work experience in painting, photography, sculpture, video, and installation art. A series of educational programs will complement the exhibition and artists. Curated by Jane Hart, this will be a memorable exhibit.  The Rickie Report shares the details here.

 

 

 

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1700 Parker Avenue    West Palm Beach, FL 33401
561-832-1776    armoryart.org

 

 

“Champions: Caribbean Artists

Breaking Boundaries in South Florida”

Opening Reception:

Friday, January 13, 2017

6:00 pm – 8:00 pm

Montgomery Hall

Exhibition runs January 14-February 11, 2017

This event is Free and Open to the Public 

 

 

 

 

 

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“Genesis XI” by Gonzalo Fuenmayor

 

 

 

PARTICIPATING ARTISTS:

Yanira Collado, Dominican Republic

Franky Cruz, Dominican Republic

Rafael Domenech, Cuba

Morel Doucet, Haiti

Gonzalo Fuenmayor, Coast of Colombia

Adler Guerrier, Haiti

Jessica Martin, Cuba

Michelle Lisa Polissaint, Haiti

Johanne Rahaman, Trinidad

Damian Rojo, Cuba

Leyden Rodriguez Casanova, Cuba

Jamilah Sabur, Jamaica

TM Sisters, Puerto Rican Descent

Curator: Jane Hart

Jane Hart has over 30 years of professional experience and expertise and is active in the contemporary art field in New York City, Los Angeles, London, and South Florida. For nearly a decade she served as the Curator of Exhibitions at the Art and Culture Center of Hollywood, Florida. During her tenure at the Center, Hart curated over 100 exhibitions. Most recently Ms. Hart was named Curator of the Year by the New York Times. Her experience around the world with its core in her decade of service to the Cultural Center of Hollywood make her uniquely qualified to direct this exhibition.

 

 

 

About The Armory Art Center:

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

For more information visit:

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

 

 

 

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Armory Art Center Features The Vibrant Art Of Joan Luby

The Armory Art Center offers “Vibrant Vision – A Lifetime of Joy in Creativity And Color”, showcasing the artistry of Joan Luby.  Luby’s bright and vibrant designs delight the eyes.  The public is invited to an Free Opening Reception on Thursday, January 5th.  The exhibition runs January 6 through February 4, 2017.  The Rickie Report shares the details and a sneak peek.  This exhibition will benefit the Armory Art Center.

 

 

 

 

 

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Joan Luby:

Vibrant Vision – A Lifetime of Joy in Creativity and Color

Opening Reception:

Thursday, January 5, 2017

6:00 – 8:00 pm

East Gallery

Exhibit runs January 6 – February 4, 2017  

Free And Open To The Public

 

 

 

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“Sailboat”, Acrylic on canvas by Joan Luby

Joan Luby saw the world in bold, graphic color, and expressed her vision through art over the course of her life. Her paintings depict subjects drawn from her love of nature, wildlife, and everyday life experiences interpreted with her geometric prismatic style. A native New Yorker, Luby moved to Florida in 2005 and immediately began to pursue her passion for the arts at the Armory. Over the next 10 years she became increasingly involved by joining the Board of Directors and serving on several committees. 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

ARMORY ART CENTER:

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

 

For more information visit:

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

 

 

 

 

 

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561-537-0291

Artist’s Back Injury Leads Her To A New Creative Passion: Yoga Art

Palm Beach Gardens artist Caren Hackman has been painting since childhood. But it was literally a back-breaking ordeal that led her to her new artistic passion – inspirational yoga portraits.  In 2008, a back injury and unsuccessful surgery following that left Caren in pain. It sidelined her for two years during which she lived with not only pain, but anger over her diminished quality of life. In late 2010 she was introduced to yoga.  As she learned more about the physical aspects of yoga, it began a slow, personal evolution, a catharsis, leaving the anger behind, which allowed Caren to focus on the things in her life that she could enjoy. As the spiritual essence of the practice became clear, Caren was drawn to share that passion through her art.  The Rickie Report shares Caren’s remarkable journey and artwork.

 

 

 

 

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Your Source For Yoga Artworks  And Gifts

 

 

 

 

 

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“Ancient Oak Tree Pose” by Caren Hackman

 

 

In 2008, a back injury left Caren in pain. Unsuccessful surgery worsened the situation. It sidelined her for two years during which she lived with not only pain, but anger over her diminished quality of life. In late 2010 she was first introduced to yoga.  “Yoga saved my life,” she said, still with emotion. As she learned more about the physical aspects of yoga, it began a slow, personal evolution, a catharsis, leaving the anger behind, which allowed Caren to focus on “the things in my life that I could enjoy.” As the spiritual essence of the practice became clear, Caren was drawn to share that passion through her art.

 

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“Shanti Lavender” Peace Scroll by Caren Hackman

She is now dedicating her creative time to yoga artwork and has a website, www.yogapainter.com to display and sell her work. “This series of paintings shows my great love and respect for the practice. I hope that viewers can feel that love and connection with the spiritual and physical aspects of yoga,” she said.  Her work is already getting noticed. Her yoga portrait, SG Child Pose, was accepted into an art competition/show at Art Gallery of Viera in Melbourne, FL. It was on display there for all of October 2016, receiving an award ribbon and cash prize.

 

 

 

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“Child Pose” by Caren Hackman

Caren Hackman’s previous artwork has been eclectic. An expert watercolorist, she also works in mixed media, painting in acrylic or oil on canvas, and includes collage for added texture. As often as possible in her creative work, she portrays patterns in nature. A beautiful example is her recent yoga painting, Ancient Oak Tree. It incorporates the yoga tree pose with an ancient oak she saw at San Felasco State Park near Gainesville. “It was a magnificent tree with gnarled trunk, sprawling limbs, and giant roots.” The Ancient Oak Tree artwork is available on note cards, as well as wall hanging scrolls, from 13” X 19” to mural size.

 

 

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“Namaste” Scroll,  by Caren Hackman

Her new online store features two series of work: Yoga Portraits and Yoga Expressions. The Yoga Portraits are traditional hand-painted original portraits on artist canvas. Caren, a graphic designer by trade, has also created Yoga Expressions. These are digital paintings created using an electronic tablet and stylus. The artwork is printed with high-quality archival inks on artist canvas. No two are the same and this process allows the paintings to be customized by including a Sanskrit word, person’s name, symbol, or a yoga studio logo.  The artwork on canvas hangs from supports at the top and bottom. “In an effort to free the artwork from the traditional constraints of frames and glass, I have developed a hanging system much like ancient Asian scrolls.”

 
Caren has been painting since childhood and doing graphic design professionally since college. Her college degree was in industrial design. “My dream had always been to be an artist, but I had a huge love of building things and tactile projects. Industrial design filled that need.” But that didn’t extinguish her original passion and she continued to paint throughout college and afterward. “I continue to paint and exhibit while running my graphic design business and creating illustrations for clients.” She is hoping to show more of her yoga work locally.
In South Florida, Caren is well-known for her tireless dedication to community projects. She has founded the GardensArt program and Artists of Palm Beach County. Caren illustrated the life of George Morikami for the Morikami Museum. Her task force and committee contributions include the Norton Museum of Art’s ArtServe, Armory Art Center, Boys and Girls Club Gators Galore, SunFest, Palm Beach State College Campus Art Gallery. Most recently she became a member of the board of directors of April is for Authors.

 

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Caren Hackman

Caren has been awarded two Artist in Residence positions: in 2010, by Necedah National Wildlife Refuge in Wisconsin, and in 2005, by the Herbert Hoover National Historic Site in West Branch, Iowa. Caren’s paintings have been exhibited in museums and galleries throughout Florida, including the Cornell Museum of Art and History, Delray Beach; The Visual Arts Center of Northwest Florida, Panama City; the Ritter Gallery, Boca Raton; the Arts Center, St. Petersburg; Barrier Island Group for the Arts, Sanibel Island; and the Global Gallery, Tampa. In addition her work has been shown at the Neville Public Museum, Green Bay, Wisconsin; the Orange County Center for Contemporary Art, Santa Ana, California; the Spirit Echoes Gallery, Austin, Texas; and University of Mobile, Mobile, Alabama. Her work is represented in numerous collections, including: University of Texas Health Science Center NE, Tyler, Texas; Roger Dean, Palm Beach, FL; Equitable Life, West Palm Beach, FL; Northwood University, West Palm Beach, FL; Lake Wales Medical Center, Lake Wales, FL; and A.H. Fisher Diamonds, Red Bank, NJ.

 

You can experience Caren Hackman’s yoga series at: www.yogapainter.com

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Armory Art Salon Features “Hablando En Chino” With Juan Erman Gonzales Tuesday, January 3rd

ART SALONS at the ARMORY ART CENTER in West Palm Beach are a gathering place for artists throughout the region. Each month from October to May, Art Salons offer presentations by professional artists whose artwork is being shown in museums and galleries in South Florida. Presenters show their work, talk about their influences, and explore the work of artists showing in museums and galleries. Stimulating discussions follow, led by Coordinator, Elle Shorr.  The public is invited to  “Hablando En Chino” with  Juan Erman Gonzales on Tuesday, January 3, 2017.  The Rickie Report shares the details and some sneak peeks.

 

 

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1700 Parker Avenue    West Palm Beach, Florida 33401

(561) 832-1776      armoryart.org

 

 

AT THE ART SALON:

TUESDAY, January 3, 2017

6:30 -8:30 pm

“HABLANDO EN “CHINO”

PRESENTED BY

JUAN ERMAN GONZALES

IN THE ARMORY ART CENTER LIBRARY

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

 

 

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“Female – Unspecified” by Juan Erman Gonzales

Juan Antonio Gonzalez, better known as “Erman” (Cuba, 1956), is a mixed media artist whose theme driven, series based works are rooted in migration. Using utilitarian methods like wood-work, sewing and ceramics Erman creates original components for 2 and 3D collage, assemblage and installations long thought to echo and materialize remembrance, to converse about exile, displacement, up-rootness and transculture, with sub-contexts of family, gender and Afro-Caribbean folklore, from a Cuban-American vernacular. This dialogue is achieved with a very personal iconography: empty chairs and cups, ladders reaching heights and depths, wearer-less shoes, floating windows, the bifurcated but not barren landscape presented in a sub-reality where familial issues of home and homelands are questioned, challenged and when successful, resolved. He has taught art practices to children and adults living with disabilities and has been the guest lecturer at Edna Manley College in Jamaica, the National Gallery of the Bahamas, FIT in New York, Colorado State University and Lincoln Center in Ft. Collins, Colorado and most recently at Broward College in Davie, Florida in conjunction with his solo, traveling exhibition “Cortando, Cosiendo y Recordando,” a catalogued survey of works curated by Rosie Gordon-Wallace.

 

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“Hollywood” by Juan Erman Gonzales

 

Erman’s works form part of many collections including the Miami Art Museum, Miami-Dade Public Library, Craig Robbin’s and Instituto Sacatar in Brazil where he was awarded an International Fellowship in 2006 culminating in a solo exhibition at ACBEU Gallery. He is presently engaged in a new series titled “I Am That, I Am” where using original stencils and drawing, he is experimenting with multiples, repetition and layering while analyzing names, adjectives and phraseology used by others when describing him.

 

 

 

 

ARMORY ART CENTER:

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

For more information visit:

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

ABOUT ART SALONS:

Our discussions cover the gamut of contemporary art themes, including conceptual, cultural, socio/political, environmental, race and gender focused and aesthetic practices, the materials and techniques used to convey these ideas, and where we fit into the world of contemporary conceptual art. Art Salons also offer the opportunity to explore the practical side of being an artist, enhance professional development, share useful resources, and network with other artists. Elle Schorr, a well known artist / photographer who spends much of her time at museums and art exhibits locally and internationally, has been facilitating the salons, hosted by the Armory Art Center, since 2012. All are welcome to join in these timely explorations of trends in contemporary art and individual artists’ work.

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

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

 

 

 

 

 

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Winter Workshops For Children And Teens At Armory Art Center During School Break

The Armory Art Center’s Winter Workshops for Grades K-2, 3-5 plus Middle School and High School Prep will offer children and teens fun while learning or honing their skills!  From drawing and visual arts to acting and acing an audition, The Rickie Report shares the details here. Registration is open!

 

 

 

 

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1700 Parker Avenue    West Palm Beach, FL 33401
561-832-1776

 

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Art Camp
K-2 and 3-5 Grade
Celebrate New Year’s Around The World

Monday-Friday, December 26-30, 2016
9:00 am – 4:00 p.m.
$275 for the week

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VISUAL ARTS
Concentration on 2D & 3D

Monday – Thursday, Dec. 26-29, 2016
9:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.
$140 for four days
Instructor: Mr. Burks

It’s crunch time! Auditions in middle and high school prep for visual arts are soon. These half-day morning workshops are highly effective and dynamic to prepare the student for the four components of the auditions: drawing, creative exercises, still life, and sculpture.

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Ace The Audition

Monday – Thursday, Dec. 26-29, 2016
1:00 – 4:00 p.m. | $140 for four days.
Instructor: Mr. Burks

These afternoon workshops are designed to help 5th graders who plan to audition for Middle School entry. There will be individual critiques from the instructor following mock audition sessions. The objective is to better prepare the student for the components within specific time frames that comprise the majority of their score in their audition.

 

Discounted rate of $265 for four full days, morning and afternoon.

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COMMUNICATION ART
Communications Workshop

Monday – Wednesday, Dec. 26-28
9:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.
$105 for three days
Instructor: Mr. Fetterly

Design an ad like Mad Men, be the next Fitzgerald of short story writing, and write a speech like a skilled orator! Everything a student needs for a successful communication arts audition will be covered. For best results, students should bring a laptop computer with PowerPoint.

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Theater Workshop

Monday – Wednesday, Dec. 26-28
9:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.
$105 for three days
Instructor: Ms. Hochberg

Improvise like a professional, master short scenes, and take direction like a movie star! The class includes all the tools your student needs for a successful theatre audition.

 

 

 

REGISTER TODAY: armoryart.org

 

 

About the Armory:

Housed in a historic art deco building, the Armory provides art classes for students of all ages, exhibitions, art salons, lectures, and special events. 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 20 exhibitions are hosted annually in four galleries.

 

 

 

 

 

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

Rickie Leiter, Publisher

The Rickie Report

17019 SW Sapri Way  Port St. Lucie, FL 34986

Rickie@therickiereport.com

561-537-0291

 

Fuel Your Artistic Flames With Vicki Siegel’s 2 Day Workshops With Fun, New Techniques And Knowledge

Artist Vicki Siegel will fuel your artistic flames with 2 day workshops. Sign up for her 2 day workshops AND see her new paintings at one of her upcoming shows.   Be energized and learn new techniques!   Vicki is a Golden Artist Educator, (GAEP). Her in depth knowledge of acrylic paint will inspire you.  The Rickie Report shares the details about these Two Day Workshops at Two Different Locations and SOLO Exhibition .

 

 

 

 

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WORKSHOPS    &    EXHIBITIONS

These fast paced workshops will get you creating and understanding how to work with acrylic paint. You will create new works and get a chance to try new materials and use ones you know in new ways. Vicki Siegel’s nurturing teaching style and in depth demonstrations will take you through these fast paced and fun workshops. Vicki is a Golden Artist Educator, (GAEP). Her in depth knowledge of acrylic paint will inspire you.

 

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“Uncharted”Acrylic and image transfer by Vicki Siegel

 

Working in Layers Workshop

You will learn exciting new approaches to using acrylic products for layering and creating rich and complex surfaces. Artists working in all media and any abstract or representational style will benefit from this innovative way of thinking about materials. Gels, pastes, acrylic skins, masking, stencils, image transfers, transparent and translucency will be explained. You will also learn to incorporate personal imagery. Whether a beginner or an accomplished artist, you will benefit from the information packed demonstrations. There will be a lunch hour talk and slide show on Friday; bring a bag lunch. See the registrar for a supply list. Vicki will be bringing great tools and specialty paints for you to try.

 

 

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“What’s Up?” by Vicki Siegel

Powerful Acrylic Paint Layers: Old School Square Center for the Arts, Delray Beach, FL
 Friday/Saturday January 13 -14, 2017, 9:30 am – 3:30 pm
  Cost: $315, Old School Square; 561-243-7922, ext. 317 ext. 478 
www.oldschoolsquare.org/events/powerful-acrylic-paint-layers/

 

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“Behind the Smile”, Acrylic and image transfer by Vicki Siegel

 

 

 

Working With Photographic Images Workshops

If you are a painter who wants to include photographic images into your work, or a photographer who wants to try painting, this workshop will inspire you. You will learn how to collage images, layer acrylic paints, glaze, enhance and texture your photographic images. Creating image transfers will be explained in detail. Whether a beginner or an accomplished artist, you will be inspired by the information packed demonstrations. Contact the registrar for the supply list. There will be a lunch hour lecture and slide show for people who want to bring a brown bag lunch on Friday.

 

Surfaces, Layers and Photographic Imagery: Old School Square Center for the Arts, Delray Beach, FL
Friday/Saturday March 10-11, 2017, 9:30 am – 3:30 pm 
Cost: $315, Old School Square; 561-243-7922, ext. 317 (Ann) or ext. 478 (Sharon) 
http://oldschoolsquare.org/events/surfaces-layers-and-photographic-imagery

 

Painted Surfaces, Revealing Layers and Photographic Imagery
Friday/Saturday April 21- 22, 2017, 10 am – 4 pm
Location: Armory Art Center, West Palm Beach
Cost: $315 Call to register: 561 832-1776 or www.Armoryart.org

 

 

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“See it Coming”, Acrylic and image transfer by Vicki Siegel

 

 

 

Weekly Art Instruction with Vicki Siegel

Vicki is an inspiring painting instructor!  Join one of her three weekly classes:

Armory Art Center:
Exploring Acrylics Tuesdays 1:30-4:30 To register; 561 832-1776 or www.Armoryart.org

 

Delray Center for the Arts:

FUNdamentals of Painting 9-12pm Thursday
To register: http://oldschoolsquare.org/learning/art-classes/painting/painting-fundamentals/

 

Exploring Painting All media 1-4 pm Thursday
To register: http://oldschoolsquare.org/learning/art-classes/painting/exploring-painting/

 

 

 

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“Love Conquers”, Acrylic and image transfer by Vicki Siegel

 

 

Upcoming Show:

 

“Now and Then”
SOLO Exhibit of Paintings by Vicki Siegel

Meet and Greet:

Friday March 17, 2017

6-8pm

Exhibit runs March 6th– April 20th, 2017

Palm Beach Gardens City Hall,

10500 N. Military Trail, Palm Beach Gardens, FL

 

 

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“Alternate Reality” by Vicki Siegel

VICKI SIEGEL is a contemporary artist whose mixed media paintings, photography and sculpture explore the connection between memory and reality. Her work combines painting and photography together. She was an art director and creative director in advertising in Milan, Italy, Chicago, and South Florida. Vicki is a full time working artist who exhibits extensively. Her works can be found in many private collections. Vicki Siegel has studied towards a M.F.A. at Tyler School of Art, Rome and holds a B.F.A. from the University of Illinois. She is a passionate instructor of painting. Vicki Siegel is a Golden Artist Educator (GAEP), a member of the National Association of Women Artists, and a signature member of the Boca Museum Artists’ Guild among other organizations. Her studio is in Delray Beach, Florida.

 

 

For more information please contact:

vickisiegelart@gmail.com

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The Rickie Report

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NAWA Florida Invites You To 3rd Annual 6 X 6 Scholarship Fundraiser – One Night Only!

Come to the Armory Art Center on Friday, December 9, 2016 to participate in a dynamic creative process that brings together the talents of accomplished women artists and the exuberant young talents of Dreyfoos School of the Arts students who have painted, collaged, embellished, and donated several hundred 6 x 6 canvases.  The diverse array of 6” x 6” Canvases will be displayed and offered for sale for one night only at the NAWA Florida’s Third 6 x 6 Scholarship Fundraiser being held during the Opening Reception of “Crossing Boundaries”, a Multi-Media Exhibition that unites NAWA Headquarters and the Florida Chapter at the Armory Art Center in W. Palm Beach, FL.  The Rickie Report shares the details and some sneak peeks.  Don’t miss this opportunity to support a good cause and walk away with some fabulous artwork!

 

 

 

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NAWA Florida 6 x 6 Scholarship Fundraiser 2016

At The 

Armory Art Center

Free, Public Event

Friday, December 9, 2016

6:00 pm to 8:00 pm

 

 

 

1700 Parker Avenue, West Palm Beach, FL 33401

www.Armoryart.org

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“Vineyard Haven” by Hillary Pulitzer

 

 

 

NAWA Florida’s 6 x 6 Scholarship Fundraiser puts a spotlight on our proud tradition of giving more than 20 scholarships over the last 10 years to extraordinary young women artists as they graduated from Dreyfoos School of the Arts. Our goal is to double the success of our 2015 6 x 6 Fundraiser when we exhibited 111 canvases generously donated by 48 artists.

 

 

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“Gloria” by Ellen Tracy

 

 

 

Join the dynamic partnership between NAWA Florida and of Dreyfoos School of the Arts students by purchasing one or several 6 x 6 canvases. Canvases will be sold for $50 each with all proceeds going directly into the NAWA Florida Scholarship Fund.

 

 

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“Soldier” by Beth Scher

 

 

 

The Armory Art Center and Dreyfoos School of the Arts are both rewarding the participating students for their generous contributions. The DSOA artist with the winning canvas will receive a 3-hour PRIVATE Class at the Armory Art Center.

 

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“Memories” by Jane McIntyre

 

 

Each contributing student artist will receive three Community Service and 3 Department Service Hours from Dreyfoos School of the Arts.  Together we will “pay it forward” by rewarding artistic excellence with scholarship for young women artists graduating from Dreyfoos School of the Arts.

 

 

 

 

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“Untitled” by Nadine Satlin

 

ABOUT NAWA:

NAWA welcomes applications from professional women artists as well as emerging and student artists who are U.S. citizens and/or permanent U.S. residents, 18 years of age or older.

To learn more about this prestigious organization visit:

www.thenawa.org

For more information about the Florida chapter, visitors are encouraged to go to www.nawafl.com

 

For more information about this event please contact Cynthia Maronet at cmaronet@aol.com

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Armory Art Center Offers Dennis Aufiery Retrospective, “Chasing The Sun”

The Armory Art Center will present a Retrospective Exhibition of Dennis Aufiery’s artwork.  “Chasing The Sun” celebrates the range of work created throughout Dennis’ life.  As a community, this is a touching tribute to an artist, teacher and friend to so many.  The Opening Reception takes place on Saturday, December 10th.  The Rickie Report shares the details here.

 

 

 

 

 

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Dennis received his Master of Finer Arts degree from the University of Pennsylvania where he studied with Neil Welliver, Alex Katz, Alfred Leslie, Rackstraw Downs, Yvonne Jacquette and Rudy Buchardt, among a number of New York artists influenced by Abstract Painting. He also studied at the Pennsylvania Academy of Fine Arts. Dennis’ exhibition history includes The Museum of American Art, Pennsylvania Academy of Fine Arts, The Harn Museum of Art, The Portland Museum of Art, The Boca Raton Museum of Art, The Museum of Florida Art, The Elliott Museum and the Court House Cultural Center in Stuart. Dennis’ exhibits in New York include Leo Castelli Gallery, The Bowery Gallery, and presently The First Street Gallery. Dennis received numerous awards for his paintings including the Josef Albers Fellowship to the Skowhegan School, and Thomas Eakins prize from the Pennsylvania Academy. Dennis taught at the Armory Art Center in West Palm Beach until his death in July, 2015. 

 

 

About the Armory:

Housed in a historic art deco building, the Armory provides art classes for students of all ages, exhibitions, art salons, lectures, and special events. 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 20 exhibitions are hosted annually in four galleries.

For more information about this event, classes, workshops and exhibits:

armoryart.org

 

 

 

 

 

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National Association of Women Artists (NAWA) Invites You To “Crossing Boundaries” Exhibition

The National Association of Women Artists (NAWA) knows a lot about crossing boundaries. As the oldest professional women’s fine arts group in the nation, established in 1889 to empower, support and encourage women artists, breaking down barriers was and remains the name of the game.  “Crossing Boundaries” unites NAWA National and NAWA Florida Chapter with a multi media juried exhibition.  The Free, Public Opening Reception takes place on Friday, December 9th at the Armory Art Center.  The Rickie Report shares the details and some sneak peeks.  In addition to this excellent exhibition, NAWA’s 6” x 6” Scholarship Fundraiser is being held ONLY at the Opening Reception.

 

 

 

 

 

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National Association of Women Artists, Inc. (NAWA)
Our history is our Future…Be a part of it!

 

 

 

NAWA    PRESENTS:

“CROSSING BOUNDARIES”

A Multimedia Juried Exhibition with Awards
Uniting NAWA National and NAWA Florida Chapter

Opening Reception:

Friday, December 9, 2016

6-8 pm  

Exhibit Runs Dec. 9 -29, 2016

 

At The:

 

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1700 Parker Avenue W. Palm Beach, FL 33401

 

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Lore Baer “Orbiting”

 

 

Early groundbreakers like Mary Cassatt, Gertrude Vanderbilt Whitney and later, Louise Nevelson, Alice Neel and Judy Chicago were just some of the notables that wouldn’t accept exclusion from the male-dominated world of art and art makers. As the first regional chapter in the country, the Florida Chapter is joining forces with the National association in an exciting new juried exhibit at the Armory Art Center, Montgomery Hall, 1700 Park Avenue, in West Palm Beach, December 10th through the 29th. A reception will be held on Friday, December 9, from 6-8 pm, and Awards will be given (First Prize $100, Second Prize $75, Third Prize $50 and two Honorable Mentions $25 each).

 

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Kathryn Posh  “Mountain Dream”

By showcasing a number of mediums, including painting, ceramics, sculpture, collage and mixed media pieces, the show will be crossing boundaries in its vision and conceptual approach as well. A number of prominent local artists will be exhibiting their works. Among them are Beth Scher, the president of the Florida Chapter, as well as Carol Staub, Grace Fishenfeld, and Janice Cohen, a past president. An added benefit to the public will be an online exhibit available for viewing after the opening reception. Mark your calendars—this promises to be a memorable arts collaboration.

 

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Lee Rabb  “Approaching the Border”,  Acrylic

 

 

In addition to this excellent exhibition, NAWA’s 6” x 6” Scholarship Fundraiser is being held only at the Opening Reception on December 9th, 6 – 8 PM. Artist members and art students from the Dreyfoos School of the Arts have created artworks on 6” x 6” canvases, which will go on sale for $50 each. The proceeds will benefit three young women from the 2015 Dreyfoos graduating class with college scholarships.

 

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Arline Reitman  “Eyrie”

 

 

The Florida Chapter of NAWA, established in 1995, was also comprised of exceptional women of vision. Liana Moonie of Palm Beach, a past president of the National organization and Madeline Weiss, the first president of the Florida Chapter set a high standard. Both groups, National and Florida, share the same vision. And those wishing to become part of the Florida Chapter’s continuing work must first be juried into the National organization headquartered in New York City.

 

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Caroll Atanision  “Shadows in St. Petersburg”

 

 

 

ABOUT  NAWA:

 

NAWA welcomes applications from professional women artists as well as emerging and student artists who are U.S. citizens and/or permanent U.S. residents, 18 years of age or older.

To learn more about this prestigious organization visit:

www.thenawa.org

 For more information about the Florida chapter, visitors are encouraged to go to www.nawafl.com

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Rickie Leiter, Publisher

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Armory Art Center Celebrates 1st Annual West Palm Beach Arts Festival On December 2nd And 3rd

The 1st Annual West Palm Beach Arts Festival at the Armory Art Center presented by PNC Arts Alive is a Must-Attend Event on December 3rd and 4th.  It will feature local and out-of-town artists showing and selling fine art and fine crafts, lots of live music, demonstrations, food trucks, and activities for all ages. This Rickie Report shares the details so you don’t miss any of the action!

 

 

 

 

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1st Annual West Palm Beach Arts Festival

 

Saturday, December 3

Sunday, December 4

10 am – 5 pm

 

1700 Parker Avenue W. Palm Beach, FL 33401

Armory Art Center Campus

Parking: Dreyfoos School of the Arts/Shuttle provided www.westpalmbeachartsfestival.com

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Visit:

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For the most up-to-date information about the Festival

 

 

 

 

Festival Activities:

Fine Art
Crafts
Jewelry
Ceramics
Kid’s Activities
Food
Entertainment
Demonstrations

 

 

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“With 158 artists from around the country applying to this juried festival, the exhibitors chosen offer great variety so the festival can serve a wide-range of tastes from youth to sophisticated art buyers,” said Liza Niles, Chief of Education and Exhibitions at the Armory and Festival judge.   “This is an ideal family weekend to enjoy quality art and music with perfect timing for holiday shopping!” said Armory Executive Director Dr. Tom Pearson.

 

The Festival presents music, demonstrations, and food trucks. Featured performers include the Roaring Kelly Band, Orchid City Brass Band, Psychic Ghost, Les Nuages with Frank Cerabino, and PB State College Jazz Quintet, Quartet, & Sextet. From 5:30-7:00 p.m. Bak Middle School of the Arts will perform their chamber concert and Holiday Gala on Saturday in Montgomery Hall.

 

 

Art demonstrations will be presented and Armory Art School instructors will run a Kid’s Zone for children from ages 5 to 10 to create holiday crafts while their parents are shopping for holiday gifts of unique art. Parking will be available at the Dreyfoos School of the Arts with a shuttle running to and from the Armory.

 

West Palm Beach Arts Festival T-shirts and a limited edition commemorative poster will be available at the guest services booth.

 

 

“The Armory is proud to be the recipient of the PNC Arts Alive grant. PNC’s commitment  to the arts helps our community to be a cultural destination for tourists and locals alike,” noted Ellen Vaughan, Chief of Development at the Armory Art Center. The generous support of the West Palm Beach Arts Festival by our media sponsors will ensure that this is a well-attended event. Media sponsors include The Palm Beach Post, Legend’s 100.3 FM, Jupiter Magazine, The Palm Beacher, WXEL South Florida PBS, WLRN public radio, and Palms West Monthly. The Armory is also grateful for the ongoing support of Ford Harrison, the Board of County Commissioners, the Tourist Development Council, and the Cultural Council of Palm Beach County.

 

SCHEDULE:

 

Saturday, December 3rd

10:00 Welcome

10:05 Urban Youth Impact

10:30 Palm Beach State College Jazz Quintet

11:00 Drawing, Painting and Mixed Media and Printmaking Demonstration

11:30 Roaring Kelly Band

1:00 Blacksmithing Demonstration and Enamel Demonstration

1:45 Palm Beach State College Jazz Quartet

2:30 Raku and Sandcasting Demonstration

3:00 Psychic Ghost

5:30 Bak MSOA Strings, Band, Piano Chamber Concert

Sunday, December 4th

 

11:00 Les Nuages (“The Clouds”) with Frank Cerabino

11:15 Welding Demonstration and 3-D Printing

11:30 Roaring Kelly Band

1:00 Letter Press Demonstration and Cyanotype Demonstration

2:00 Orchid City Brass Band

2:30 Glass Image Transfer Demonstration and Ceramics: Throwing Large

3:45 Palm Beach State College Sextet

 

 

About PNC Arts Alive

 

Since its debut in 2009, PNC Arts Alive has awarded $13 million in grants to enterprising cultural organizations in Columbus, Ohio, Philadelphia, and St. Louis, communities served by PNC and the PNC Foundation. PNC Arts Alive has supported new exhibitions, art festivals, pop-up theater, music performances, mobile arts vans, family arts programs, and a variety of community arts projects. This award-winning program has earned recognition from Americans for the Arts in New York City along with regional arts organizations. Grant recipients are selected by PNC and a committee composed of officials from arts and community organizations. Applications for the 2017 season will be posted in March. For more information, please visit www.pncartsalive.com

 

 

 

About The Armory Art Center:

 

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

For more information, visit www.armoryart.org or call 561-832-1776 x33.

 

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

Rickie Leiter, Publisher

The Rickie Report

17019 SW Sapri Way  Port St. Lucie, FL 34986

Rickie@therickiereport.com

561-537-0291