Fiber Artist, Leora Klaymer Stewart Exhibits at Cultural Council of Palm Beach County’s Gallery

Fiber artist extraordinaire, Leora Klaymer Stewart will present her newest work in a SOLO Exhibit at the Cultural Council of Palm Beach County.  Leora’s  woven vessels are reminiscent of forms found in nature.  What secrets are they holding?  What do they protect?  The Rickie Report urges you to attend this free reception on April 26th to meet the artist and explore her world of fabrications.  Here we give you details and a sneak peak, but can only hint at what promises to be the LARGEST installation of its kind in Palm Beach County!

 

 

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Please join us at the Cultural Council

 Saturday,  April 26,    3-5 P.M.

To celebrate the Opening Reception of

 

Leora Klaymer Stewart

 in the Lawrence A. Sanders Foundation Artist Resource Center. 
Refreshments will be served.  
Exhibition runs: April 26 through May 24, 2014  
  
Tuesday through Saturday, 10AM to 5PM  

 

601 Lake Avenue         Lake Worth, FL  33460

561.471.2901

www.palmbeachculture.com

 

Weaving as an metaphor is a common association and no exception with the artwork of Leora Klaymer Stewart.  The public is invited to her SOLO Exhibit at the Cultural Council of Palm Beach County’s Gallery. There will be a free reception and opportunity to meet the artist on Saturday, April 26, from 3-5 pm. The exhibit continues through May 24th. There is no charge to view the gallery, located at 601 Lake Avenue in Lake Worth,FL.

 

 

Leora’s major  installation piece, “Entanglements” consists of an 8 foot high by 3 foot wide knotted construction that has been wrapped and intertwined.  She used natural hemp twine and a variety of other fibers to represent the growth and intertwining of the Banyan tree.  She collaborated with Fine Art Photographer and Master Printer, Steve Spring, of the Palm Beach Photographic Centre.  Images of the Banyan tree were printed on Habotai silk and silk  organza panels 40 inches wide by 96 inches high.  These panels will be installed on each side of the  knotted structure to create an environment that represents nature as a metaphor for the cycle of life.

 

 

 

"Lifecycle 1" by Leora Klaymer Stewart

“Lifecycle Series” by Leora Klaymer Stewart

 

 ”RED MICROTUBULES” is part of the Life Cycle Series.  It is a circular piece constructed with red linen threads that have been loop-stitched with wrapping and glass beads. It is 16 inches in diameter, mounted on linen and enclosed in a plexi-box.

 

 

"Life Cycle 2" by Leora Klaymer Stewart

“Life Cycle 2″ by Leora Klaymer Stewart

 

“LIFE CYCLE”  is a circular piece constructed with pink and orange linen threads that have been loop-stitched with wrappings and glass beads.  It is 16 inches in a diameter, mounted on linen and enclosed in a plexi-box.

 

Leora tells The Rickie Report, ” All of my pieces represent the idea of the cycle of life – represented as a circle or sphere and as a container form holding mysteries.  I use ancient textile techniques ( knotting, loop-stitching, wrapping and inter-twining).”

 

 

"Virgin Bride" by Leora Klaymer Stewart

“Virgin Bride” by Leora Klaymer Stewart

 

“VIRGIN BRIDE”  is an oval piece which is 12 inches wide by 24 inches high.  It is created with a loop stitch in white nylon cord. Leora incorporates hand sewn pearls and feathers.   Her woven vessels are reminiscent of forms found in nature and can be interpreted as holders of secrets, emptiness or even generative possibilities.  Leora refers to her work as “transitional fabrications” which can also be interpreted as life cycles.

 

 

Leora graduated with an MFA from the School of the Art Institute of Chicago and has received two National Endowment for the Arts Fellowship Grants.  Her architectural commissions include Beckton Dickson Pharmaceuticals, Wool Bureau of America, Contintental Wheat and Grain, Prudential,Hong Kong Shanghai Bank and Knoll Showrooms.  Leora has taught at the Fashion Institute of Technology in New York City for 20 years and is currently teaching a fiber arts course at the Armory Art Center in West Palm Beach, FL.  She is continually creating new pieces in her studio, Llama Studios, in Palm Beach, FL.

 

 

 

For more information about Leora’s art work, please visit her website:  www.leorakstewart.com

 

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Photography Workshop Focuses on Human Form in the Natural Environment

The Artists in Florida is sponsoring a special workshop focused on capturing the human form in the natural environment.  On April 19th, Robert Swinson will lead the small group by providing technical support and guidance as they explore the effects of texture, light and form.  Participants will work with an accomplished figure model and the workshop will take place at a private botanical preserve in Palm Beach County.  The Rickie Report shares the details and urges those interested in signing up – this is limited to 8 participants!

 

 

Artists in Florida

Presents:

A Small Group Workshop

Photographing the Human Form

in the Natural Environment

 

 

 

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Robert Swinson

 

 

Photo by Robert Swinson

Photo by Robert Swinson

 

 

With over thirty five years experience in photography encompassing 35mm through large format studio cameras Robert has worked with many artistic and commercial uses of photography and graphics arts. His professional roles have included commercial desktop publishing, color separation for the printing industry, studio photography for both large products and portraiture, location in fashion and product to now include video and film production work with lighting and camera work. He has done this while working in commercial printing, professional video and film production, and corporate marketing in several industries.

 

 

 

Photo by Robert Swinson

Photo by Robert Swinson

 

 

 

In recent years Robert has added the role of instructor and mentor with his classes in basic photography through studio lighting and figure classes and workshops. He spent three years with the Palm Beach Photographic Centre as volunteer coordinator and teaching assistant before joining the Armory Art Center in 2008 to teach basic and intermediate photography along with studio figure photography. Currently he hosts the Photo Salon, a twice monthly meeting of photographers at the Armory. His photographic work is seen in exhibitions as well as being published commercially.

 

 

For more information about this please contact Jackee  at  561. 714. 4871 or email info@artinfl.org  or visit www.artinfl.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:

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561-537-0291

 

 

 

“Ceramic Celebration” at Hennevelt’s Gallery and Gifts

It is exciting to see that Hennevelt’s Gallery & Gifts in Northwood is showing a number of new artists including Deb LaFogg and Jane Saull.  On April 11th, everyone is invited to a “Ceramic Celebration” for an Opening Reception!  On display will be Sculptures, vases, ornamental plus functional items, all showing superb craftsmanship and different ceramic techniques.  The Rickie Report shares the details and gives you a sneak peek!

 

 

 

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Hennevelt’s Gallery & Gifts

Presents:

“Ceramic Celebration”

Opening reception:

Friday,  April 11, 2014    7 – 9 pm

Exhibit continues through April  26, 2014 

 

510 Northwood Road, West Palm Beach, FL 33407

561-506-4108     www.hennevelts.com

 

 

 

Hennevelt’s Gallery & Gifts is inviting everyone to a “Ceramic Celebration”.  The Opening Reception will take place on Friday, April 11th from 7 – 9 pm.  The public is invited and refreshments will be served.  There will be an opportunity to meet many of the artists. The exhibit runs for two weeks, through April 26th.  Enjoy wine and light Hors d’oeuvres and the music of Jason Hanley.

 

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“Otters”

 

 

Sculptures, vases and ornamental pieces will be displayed in addition to functional items.  Each will show superb craftsmanship and different ceramic techniques like sagger and raku.

 

 

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Come to this special ceramics show and see work from the Gallery’s permanent
artists including Lisa Kraemer, Betty Wilson, Lucia Philipson, Ying Zhou and
Doreen Alfaro. Ceramic work from several selected local artists from outside the Gallery, including like Mark Walnock from the Armory Art Centre, will also be included in this exhibit.

 

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Make it a night out while you are in Northwood Village with a stroll in
the many other Galleries, boutiques, antique shops and fine dining at
one of the award winning restaurants in the area.

 

 

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For more information please contact Hennevelt’s Gallery & Gifts at  Art@Hennevelts.com  or visit the Gallery website www.hennevelts.com  or call  561 506 4108.

 

  • Nickie and Freddy’s Photography Website:   www.NWSPictures.com   Facebook Page coming soon!

 

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Rickie Leiter, Publisher

The Rickie Report

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Palm Beach Gardens, FL 33420

Rickie@therickiereport.com

561-537-0291

 

Durga Garcia Presents at Wellington Art Society

Durga Garcia will be the guest speaker at the Wellington Art Society on March 12th.  A Fine Art Photographer, Durga has a SOLO exhibition in New York City under the auspices of National Association of Women Artists ( NAWA).  This community-minded artist is always available to confer and nurture other artists of all mediums.  The Rickie Report urges you to attend this event to network with other artists and hear Durga!

 

 

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Wellington Art Society

Presents

Durga Garcia, Fine Art Photographer

“Getting Your Artwork Out There!”

 

 

Wednesday, March 12

6:30-8:30 pm

Wellington Community Center


12165 W. Forest Hill Blvd.  Wellington, FL

 

 

The W.A.S. meeting will be held Wednesday, March 12th at the Wellington Community Center, 12165 West Forest Hill Blvd. As always, there will be a meet and mingle beginning at 6:30pm with a raffle and fabulous art and art related prizes, with the proceeds going to the Wellington Art Society Scholarship Fund. Also of interest is our Member Spotlight for members to show recent work and tell about their upcoming shows and artist development.  The general meeting begins at 7:00PM with the presentation and demo to follow. The evening’s events are generally over by 8:30. Guests are welcome for a $5 fee.

 

 

 

Durga Garcia

Durga Garcia

 

 

 

 

Durga Garcia is a published, internationally shown, award winning and merited photographer of fine art images and portraits. Her images can be found in numerous public and private collections. She is a South Florida based freelance professional photographer of projects, art for artists and portraits with several long-term projects and books to her credit.

 

 

 

 

 

"Artisans" by Durga Garcia

“Artisans” by Durga Garcia

 

 

 

 

Durga brings a most uncommon background to her pictures with a past that has her living in many countries and across America, working as a racehorse trainer, steeplechase jockey, equine veterinary paramedic, certified art appraiser, yoga teacher and member of the U.S. International Pistol Team.

 

 

 

 

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Durga has parlayed her years of experience as a certified art appraiser into a special talent for conveying those nuanced details. Durga teaches photography at the Armory Art Center; leads monthly photo-talk-walks at Jonathan Dickinson & MacArthur Beach State Parks; lectures on photography for Artist and Photographic groups; hosts a blog of tips and tricks of the business for photographers and is currently writing a “Your First Photography” book. 

 

 

 

 

"Last Cypress Tree" by Durga Garcia

“Last Cypress Tree” by Durga Garcia

 

 

 

Ms. Garcia states, “I strive to make an image that people want to look at closely. To notice subtle nuances, created with light and shadows. My fine art images rarely show identity, have a timeless quality, with often the unexpected, gestures, textures, emotions and are hopefully thought-provoking.”   

 

 

"As We Are" from Durga Garcia's SOLO Exhibit at NAWA Headquarters in New York City

“As We Are” from Durga Garcia’s SOLO Exhibit at NAWA Headquarters in New York City

 

Durga’s work is being highlighted in a SOLO show this March at the N.A.W.A Gallery, 80 Fifth Ave, NYC, March 5 – 28, 2014, titled “As We Are” .  More information about this exhibit is listed below.  She is also taking part  in an International Invitational show, The MALAFOCO PROJECT, Montevideo, Uruguay, March 2014.

 

 

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“As We Are,” a solo show of the works of artist Durga Garcia, opened March 5, 2014 in the intimate N.A.W.A. Gallery. The show is an assemblage of Garcia’s conceptual photographic work including her earliest and memorable dark series “Until Ever After,” her ongoing Allegorical series, and a selection of recent conceptual commissioned portraits.  The connecting theme is female figures and earthy tones with subtle shades of meaning, making the images sensuous and often thought-provoking. “ 

“Garcia discloses her mastery of the photographic medium as well as versatile, playful nature. Reflecting the eerie genre of her inspiration sources, these photographs interpret one of the most elaborated themes in art.”    –Art Critic Ana Bambic Kostov, ArtAscent Magazine December 2013

 

 

 When asked how this show came about, Durga tells The Rickie Report: ”I was standing in the National Association of Women Artists Gallery last November, looking at their logo, thinking I can (photographicly)  do that!   Three months later, my N.A.W.A logo inspired work is the frontis piece for my first solo show, As We Are, and it is at the       National  Association of Women Artists gallery on 5th Ave in NYC, during the National Association of Women Artists 125th anniversary year!  This really is more than I dreamed of, I am so excited!”

 

 

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Durga Garcia’s “Artisans”

Durga goes on to share, “The image has been titled “Artisans”, although in color for the frontis piece, for the fine art version, it is desaturated it for the more muted tones I enjoy.  The plans for the As We Are show after is closes in NYC, are for the show to travel to Hilton Head SC before exhibiting in Florida”

 

 

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Durga’s work can be seen locally in a current group show at the Amory Art Center, “Faculty Exhibit” Feb 21- March 22, 2014.  In addition,  50 of her portraits of working dogs will be shown at Palm Beach College, “BARK” Invitational Exhibit, Fall, 2014 . The photographer’s website is www.durgagarcia.com

 

Re: ”As We Are”-  Solo Exhibition, Durga Garcia  at the  National Association of Women Artists, Inc. (N.A.W.A.) . The exhibit runs through March 28, 2014.  Gallery Hours:  Tuesday through Friday, 10 am – 5 pm. The Gallery is located at 80 Fifth Avenue, Suite 1405, New York, NY 10011.  For more information please call 212-675-1616   or e-mail: office@nawa.org

 

 

As always, the evening is for artists and art lovers to hear about all of the exciting projects and initiatives that WAS is involved in and to find out how to participate.

 

Currently the WAS Member Art Show at the Gallery at City Hall features 17 artists and 36 works of art. The Village and Wellington Art Society will host a “Celebrate Creativity” Artists’ Reception  on Tuesday, March 25,from 5:30 –7:00 at the Gallery at City Hall with a demo, Meet the Artists, door prizes, and refreshments. The WAS Member Art Show continues through April 30.

 

The new WAS Members’ Art Showcase beginning March 11, at the Wellington Community Center, lower level is sure to inspire people of all ages who  visit the Community Center. A wide variety of mediums and techniques reveal  the creative artistic expressions and mastery  of our members. The WAS Showcase will continue through mid-June.  Additionally, the Wellington Community Center displays WAS art, original works that are available for sale and are rotated every three months.

 

 

WAS is a 501(c)(3) charitable organization, its mission is to educate and encourage originality and productivity among its members and area youth through programs designed to further the advancement of cultural endeavors in Palm Beach County. For more information, visit their website, www.wellingtonartsociety.org  or wellingtonartsociety.blogspot.com

 

Founded in 1981, The Wellington Art Society is open to artists of all mediums and patrons of the arts, providing both local and regional artists the platform to share their work, learn more about their craft and serve the community through their art. The Wellington Art Society is open to any resident in Palm Beach County.

 

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

Rickie Leiter, Publisher

The Rickie Report

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Palm Beach Gardens, FL 33420

Rickie@therickiereport.com

561-537-0291

 

 

 

 

OSGS Presents Two New Exhibits This Week

OSGS|Ortiz-Smykla Gallery-Studio will present two receptions this week!  Diane Bernstein is noted for her strong and bold paintings integrating negative space with vibrant color.  Elayna Toby Singer’s assemblage kinetic sculptures and jewelry blend art, nature, spirit and story.  The Rickie Report knows you’ll enjoy both events and shares the information here.

 

 

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OSGS| Ortiz-Smykla Gallery-Studio

 

Invites you to:

Public Receptions/ Meet the Artists

 

 

Diane Bernstein

Friday, March 7th  6-8 pm

 

 

Elayna Toby Singer

Saturday, March 8th  6-8 pm

 

500 Northwood Road

West Palm Beach, FL

 

 

OSGS|Ortiz-Smykla Gallery-Studio of West Palm Beach, Florida is having an opening reception for local artists Diane Bernstein and Elayna Toby Singer. The public is invited to both receptions, March 7th and March 8th from 6- 8 pm.

 

Diane Bernstein

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Dianne began as a classically trained figurative painter After traveling and studying in Italy, she began painting plein air landscapes. She is now painting large abstract and expressionistic figurative paintings.

 

"Femme Fatale" by Diane Bernstein

“Femme Fatale” by Diane Bernstein

 

Her current work is noted for striking palettes, dynamic brushwork, visual movement and the integration of negative space with vibrant color fields. Her work is at once simple and complex…and always about the paint. She works from two studios in West Palm Beach and Philadelphia.

 

"Irish Beauty" by Diane Bernstein

“Irish Beauty” by Diane Bernstein

 

 

2013 was a great year for Diane!  Her work was shown at Art PalmBeach by the Neustadter Gallery of New York and received accolades from Palm Beach Illustrated Magazine that called her “the best new artist in Palm Beach County.”

 

 

"Sophistication" by Diane Bernstein

“Sophistication” by Diane Bernstein

 

 

Diane’s latest works, a collection titled “Painted Women: Moods and Mystery”, have been called edgy for her use of color, shapes and mystery. She will be exhibiting a selection of her paintings, with many of the works to be exhibited for the reception new works not currently on exhibit at OSGS but paralleling the currently exhibited works.

 

Elayna Toby Singer

 

 

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Sometimes, Elayna Toby Singer’s collected materials spend time in her “rust farm” before they’re re-imagined into a kinetic sculpture or jewelry.   Auto Reflection strands – comprised of auto parts and other objects each “auto reflection” strand invites us to contemplate individuality and wholeness. She explains, “Connecting one object to the next, both physically and visually, energy and awareness journey between root and crown. The space between reminds us to breathe. Twirling and dancing with the air around us, energy shifts, spirit awakens, transformation occurs”. 

 

 

 

"Auto Reflection Strands" by Elayna Toby Singer

“Auto Reflection Strands” by Elayna Toby Singer

After receiving her B.A. in Cultural Anthropology, Elayna Toby Singer moved
from Chicago to San Francisco where she began her craft as a jeweler,
working with beads from around the world. While there her love affair with
horticulture was ignited. As a Longwood Fellow, Elayna Toby received her M.S. in Public Horticulture Administration and Museum Management. For 15 years she worked in botanical gardens in Chicago, Philadelphia, Washington, D.C., and Naples, FL creating landscapes, exhibitions and community programs. In the mid 1990′s, inspired by Mother Nature’s exquisite beauty, Elayna Toby collected fallen seeds and branches which she combined with beads to create her earliest kinetic works.

 

Detail view of "Chandelier" by Elayna Toby Singer

Detail view of “Chandelier” by Elayna Toby Singer

Elayna Toby Singer tells us, “My assemblage kinetic sculptures and jewelry blend art, nature, spirit and story. I’m drawn to materials that come from the earth and to forms transformed through encounters with the elements. Discarded and precious materials – vintage tools, mineral stones, found objects and beads from around the world – are combined to create one-of-a-kind kinetic sculptures and jewelry. Presented in new contexts, each object’s intrinsic beauty is revealed. No two Elayna Toby pieces are ever the same”. 

"Citrine Swirl" by Elayna Toby Singer

“Citrine Swirl” by Elayna Toby Singer

 

 

 

In 2003 Elayna Toby began incorporating found objects into her sculptures.  Over time her work grew in scale and complexity, and in 2009 she was invited to lead a “natural mobiles” workshop in Mexico for Habla: The Center for Language and Culture. Her work has been featured in Palm Beach ArtsPaper, Traditional Home, Palm Beach Daily News and on BobVila.com. In 2010 she was invited to create her first site-specific installation, for the Ann Norton Sculpture Gardens. As her work grew in scale and complexity in 2013 Elayna Toby was invited to create her first interactive multi-sensory installation for Palm Beach State College. Additional showings include the Cultural Council of Palm Beach County, International Kinetic Art Exhibition and Symposium; Armory Art Center; and Studio 1608.

 

 

 

 

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 decor. 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.

For more information about Diane Bernstein’s artistry, please visit: http://thewo

For more information about Elayna Toby Singer’s artistry, please visit:www.elaynatobyart.com   or   https://www.facebook.com/ElaynaTobySinger

 

 

For more information about OSGS:  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    or   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:

Rickie Leiter, Publisher

The Rickie Report

P.O.Box 33423

Palm Beach Gardens, FL 33420

Rickie@therickiereport.com

561-537-0291

You Are Invited to Robin Kimball’s Exhibit at OSGS

Robin Kimball’s paintings can best be described as “modern realism with a heavy influence of  Vermeer, Velasquez, the impressionists and contemporary realists”.  Her paintings and one-of-a-kind jewelry pieces are currently being featured at OSGS Gallery in Northwood Village. Robin’s artistic flair and conceptual creativity has been long-known to art lovers from New England.  We are happy to say she now has her home and studio in Palm Beach.  The public is invited to the opening reception on February 7th. The Rickie Report shares the details in this article.

 

 

 

 

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OSGS Gallery

Features

Robin Kimball

Opening Reception

Friday, February 7th

 6 – 8 pm

500 Northwood Road     W.Palm Beach, FL

561-833-2223

 

 

Robin, originally from Massachusetts, studied fine arts at Boston University and worked as a graphic designer and then as a jewelry and home accessories designer. While living in Boston, Robin studied with many well-known painters and expanded her painting career while being represented by the Richard James Gallery in Charleston, South Carolina and the Charlestown Gallery in Rhode Island.

 

 

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Robin now lives in Palm Beach and maintains a studio and studies with Miroslav Antic at the Armory Art Center. She says, “ My work can best be described as modern realism and is heavily influenced by artists such as Vermeer, Velasquez, the impressionists and contemporary realists”.

 

Robin Kimball in the studio

Robin Kimball in the studio

 

 

 

 

Robin has been drawn to antiquities and often uses objects and photographs from the 1800’s through the 1950’s as painting subjects.  This theme has carried through to her one-of-a-kind jewelry pieces.  She says, “ Both my paintings and jewelry showcase my love of color and pattern. They each rely on the reflection of light and color to achieve the results that I find most exciting! ”

 

 

Teacups by Robin Kimball

Teacups by Robin Kimball

 

 

 

Her whimsical series of paintings of vintage teacups, often juxtaposed against outdoor scenes will certainly catch your eye and are reminiscent of something from Alice in Wonderland.  Her figure paintings are nostalgic views painted from old black and white family photographs but are “colorized” with her own magic touch.

 

 

 

Painting by Robin Kimball

Painting by Robin Kimball

 

 

Robin’s jewelry, also with her vintage flair, will be on view and for sale. This is one show you won’t want to miss!  While in Northwood, you can browse through the many other galleries and shops and stop in on of the new restaurants that has arisen in historic area.

 

 

 

Bracelet by Robin Kimball

Bracelet by Robin Kimball

 

 

As for the gallery, 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.

 

 

For more information a hour Robin Kimball’s work please visit http://robinkimballartist.com/

 

For more information about OSGS:  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:

Rickie Leiter, Publisher

The Rickie Report

P.O.Box 33423

Palm Beach Gardens, FL 33420

Rickie@therickiereport.com

561-537-0291

 

 

 

Attached are photos to accompany a Reception Announcement for Robin Kimball that is happening on Feb. 7th.
Here is a link to her website:

Naomi Cordero Invited to Exhibit at Art Fusion Galleries in Miami

Naomi Cordero,  has been invited to participate in an exciting exhibit, “Crossing Boundaries” in Miami at Art Fusion Galleries.  Naomi is a resident-artist at Art on Park Gallery and a member of the Artists of Palm Beach County.   “Crossing Boundaries” is open through mid-March.  The Rickie Report is pleased to share some of Naomi’s distinctive paintings and more information in this article.  We urge you to make the trip to see this exhibit!

 

 

ART FUSION GALLERIES

Presents

 

Naomi Cordero in 

“Crossing Boundaries”

Meet Naomi

 Art Fusion Galleries “Gallery Nights”

 

February 8th and March 8th

7 p.m. To 10 p.m.  

Complimentary  wine,  hors d’oervres, and live entertainment

 

 

 

Exhibiting through March 17, 2014

3550 North Miami Avenue

Miami, FL 33127

 

 

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Naomi Cordero, a contemporary portrait sculptor and painter for over thirty years, was born and raised in Fairfield, CT. Though mostly self-taught, this innovative artist and Palm Beach Gardens resident honed her skills at the Armory Art Center under the guidance of master portrait sculptors, Muriel Kaplan and Bert Deiner, former President of the Art Students League in New York City, who called her “naturally gifted”. Naomi also refined her painting skills at the Academy of Fine Art & Studio in North Palm Beach.

 

 

"Reina Sofia"

“Reina Sofia”

 

Within her first few years as a professional artist, Naomi’s work has been shown at various art galleries in Florida including The Frankel Gallery, The Lighthouse ArtCenter in Tequesta, FL and The Phillips Fine Art Gallery in Sanibel Island, FL. Currently, Naomi is a resident artist at Art on Park in Lake Park, FL.

 

"Paris"

“Paris”

 

Naomi’s style is not a conscious choice. It just comes to her naturally. She expresses what she feels, resulting in an intuitive technique without any preconceived notion of what will appear. What comes out of this free-form process are paintings featuring elongated faces with large, expressive eyes and a strong contrast between light and dark values.

 

"Muse"

“Muse”

 

 

Oil and mixed media are her mediums of choice. After many layers of loose and expressive brushstrokes of oil colors that are swished and dabbed by paint brushes and palette knives, the characters of her portraits reveal themselves through their facial expressions and emotive eyes. By way of surrealism and realism, these larger than life faces form an emotional connection with the everyday art lover allowing that person to see the true beauty that lies within the larger image.

 

 

"Farewell Dublin"

“Farewell Dublin”

 

DIRECTIONS:

 Take I-95S to Miami, exit I-195 then take N Miami Ave exit and turn right.  Gallery is located on SW corner of N Miami Ave and 36th ST.

 For more information about this exhibit please call 305.573.5730 or email info@artfusiongalleries.com

 

For more information about Naomi’s paintings, email her at naomi.artiste@gmail.com or stop by  Art on Park Gallery  located at 800 Park Avenue Lake Park, FL.

 

 

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Stanley Dornfest’s Rich Landscapes Are Exhibiting at Linda White Gallery

Stanley Dornfest’s rich landscapes are being exhibited at the Linda White Gallery in Artists Alley located in Delray Beach.  The Rickie Report met Stanley at an “On the Avenue” event and was drawn to his tropical artwork.  Artists Alley’s monthly Open Studios is December 19th.  We hope you will stop by and meet Stanley and relish in his work!  More details are in this article.

Stanley Dornfest

 

Artists Alley

 

OPEN STUDIOS

 

Thursday, December 19, 2013

6 – 9 pm

 

 

Stan Dornfest

Stan Dornfest

 

Stanley Dornfest’s paintings are being exhibited at the Linda White Gallery located in Artists Alley in Delray Beach.  Each month, on the third Thursday, all of the Artists’ Studios and Galleries are Open to the Public.  Enjoy refreshments while you walk from one studio to another, meeting the artists who create everything you are seeing.  The next Open Studios takes place on Thursday, December 19th from 6- 9 pm.

 

"Springtime Begins"

“Springtime Begins”

 

 

Stanley received a Bachelor of Fine Arts Degree from Cooper Union. While pursuing his career as a Creative/Art Director in the New York Advertising Industry, he continued to explore his passion for painting.  In New York, Stanley’s SOLO shows include: The Donald Gallery (Dobbs Ferry, NY) and Heritage Frame  (Tarrytown, NY). Stanley was also a member of the Faculty at Parsons School of Design.

Stanley shares, “I have always felt most spiritual when I am physically and emotionally enveloped by a landscape. The mystical state of mind that these inspiring locales transport me to, is what I strive to reflect in my painting”.

 

"Green Cay"

“Green Cay”

 

“For me, rather than merely documenting topography, painting is more about expressing the spiritual journey that the world of nature transports me to”, he says.

 

TRR:    Do you prefer oil or acrylic? 

SD:

I paint in Acrylics because I actually like the quick drying time, the versatility of the mediums and the quick clean up time which fits into my life.

 

TRR:  What did you teach at Parsons? 

SD:

I developed and taught a course for design students called:”Art Direction-Expanding Your Options” . The course explored different career paths that Design/Art  students could take.

 

"Spring Awakening"

“Spring Awakening”

 

TRR:   Were you artistic as a child? 

SD:

My elementary school teacher summoned my mother to the classroom to explain to her that she felt that I was very talented in Art. She offered to loan me her oil paints over the summer so that I could continue painting. My mother explained to her that she could afford to purchase a set of oil paints for me. Not only did my mother buy the paints, but she researched and found courses for me to take on Saturdays at The Brooklyn Museum Art School and Brooklyn College, which nurtured my life long passion for painting.

 

From an early age, I was always painting. After High School, I was fortunate to get accepted to The Cooper Union Art School. After Cooper, I pursued a long, successful career as an Advertising Creative/Art Director but during that time – I continued to paint. As my advertising career tapered off-my painting endeavors expanded.

"Across The Pond"

“Across The Pond”

In Florida, Stanley’s paintings have been exhibited at The Boca Museum of Art, The Coral Springs Center for the Arts, Loxahatchee National Wildlife Center, Lighthouse ArtCenter, The Armory Art Center and the Rosen Museum Gallery.  He was also featured in Travel Host Magazine.   He is a Participating Signature Member of the Boca Museum Artists’ Guild and a Founding Member of the Florida Scape Artists. Stanley’s work is represented in both Public and Private Collections.

 

For more information about Stanley Dornfest’s paintings, please visit   standornfest.com or call  561-865-7077

ARTISTS ALLEY is an independent group of accomplished artists collaborating to establish a grass roots working colony with a vibrant marketplace for “Art created in Delray Beach”. This exciting new, warehouse arts area is in the Pineapple Grove Arts District in downtown Delray Beach. Check out the website- ArtistsAlleyDelray.com

LOCATION - The alley runs north and south between NE 3rd and 4th Streets, east of 3rd Avenue and west of the RR tracks.

EASY DIRECTIONS - From Atlantic Ave. go north on Federal Hwy., go west on NE 4th St., cross the RR tracks, go 80 feet and make a left into Artists Alley. Make your second or third left into the warehouses. You can print a map at www.CacaceArt.com

FREE PARKING - in the city lot on NE 3rd Avenue just south of NE 4th St. This is the best parking for our events. It’s a well lit parking lot a half a block away.

 

 

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Rickie Leiter, Publisher

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Holiday Studio Sale at Armory Art Center is a Must Shop Event!

The Armory Art Center, a pillar of the Palm Beach County arts community, is inviting everyone to a three day Holiday Studio Sale.  Handmade art pieces plus reasonable prices add up to “must shop here”!  The Rickie Report cannot wait to see what the Armory Art Center’s instructors and students have for sale.  More details are in this article.

 

 

Armory Art Center Logo 2012

 

 

Holiday Studio Sale

 

December 6th – 8th, 2013

 

Armory Art Center

 

 1700 Parker Avenue

West Palm Beach, FL 3340

 

 

holiday sale

 

The Annual Holiday Studio Sale features one of kind handmade items made by Armory students and instructors. Find ceramics, glass, jewelry, sculpture, and more at reasonable prices. This is a great time to do your holiday shopping!

 

Shopping Hours

Friday, December 6th: 10am-7pm

Saturday, December 7th: 10am-7pm

Sunday, December 8th:  3-8:30pm

 

For more information about this event, classes or exhibits call 561-832-1776 ext 33 or visit  www.ArmoryArt.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

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561-537-0291

Durga Garcia is Photographer For The Arts & Fine Art Human Forms

The Rickie Report has seen Durga Garcia’s photography in numerous venues. Because Durga’s camera and artistic skills are in high demand, she travels the United States and the world.  Indeed, it is hard to believe she has time to accomplish all that she does!   Durga’s down-to-earth persona is an added benefit to her abilities.  We look forward to welcoming Durga “home”, at Red Dot Art Fair during Art Basel Week!  Read this article for more details.

Who is Durga Garcia?

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Durga Garcia’s fine art photography which has been touring the world in exhibits is about to come home.  How could this professional artist’s exciting year of National and International exhibits and awards in Italy, Canada, England, the Netherlands, NYC, Minneapolis, and Pennsylvania come to an end?   In Miami!
"Allegory of the Banditas" by Durga Garcia

“Allegory of the Banditas” by Durga Garcia

During Art Basel week, Durga Garcia is introducing work from her new Allegorical series at the Red Dot Art Fair.    Durga’s photography is represented by Vivid Arts Network of Italy in Booth D109. The Red Dot Art Fair exhibit runs from December 3rd – December 8th.    Ms. Garcia’s artwork will also be displayed at the “Endangered” Exhibit at the Miami Club Rum Distillery December 5th -7th.  Both Shows are in the Wynwood Art District Miami.
"Allegory of the Banyon Tree" by Durga Garcia

“Allegory of the Banyon Tree” by Durga Garcia

In addition, Durga Garcia is a participating artist in Palm Beach State Colleges Third National Photography & Digital Imagery Juried Competition, (Palm Beach Gardens Campus,  Oct. 22 – Nov. 27, 2013); National Association of Women Artists’ Gallery as a New Member of NAWA, (NYC,  Nov 6 – 27, 2013),  Darkroom Gallery  “Make Believe” Exhibit (Vermont, Oct. 17 – Nov. 10, 2013) and Lighthouse ArtCenter’s  “SPOTLIGHT on New Talent” (Juried by Bruce Helander, Tequesta, FL November 14, 2013 to February 15, 2014).

 

"Kathleen" by Durga Garcia

“Kathleen” by Durga Garcia

This prolific photographer is also deeply involved in her local community, teaching and mentoring emerging and fledgling artists.   She is teaching three classes at the Armory Art Center  in West Palm Beach, leading monthly photography nature walks at both MacArthur Beach State Park and Jonathan Dickinson State Park, exhibiting at the Treasure Coast “From The Heart” Juried Show (Opens November 7, 2013), Wellington Art Society Exhibit at Wellington City Hall (Wellington, FL, August 31 – December 31, 2013).
"Last Cypress Tree" by Durga Garcia

“Last Cypress Tree” by Durga Garcia

Many of Durga’s images can be found in Public and Private collections.  She is a South Florida based freelance professional photographer of art for artists, portraits, commercial projects & events. Durga has several long term projects and books to her credit.

"Allegory of the Maidens" by Durga Garcia

“Allegory of the Maidens” by Durga Garcia

 

Durga brings a most uncommon background to her pictures.  She has lived in many countries and across America, working as a racehorse trainer, equine veterinary paramedic, yoga teacher, member of the U.S. International Pistol Team and certified art appraiser.  She has parlayed her years of experience as a certified art appraiser into a special talent for conveying those nuanced details in her own work. Durga maintains her Senior Fine Art Appraisal accreditations.    She lectures on photography for area groups, camera clubs, Artists of Palm Beach County and the Palm Beach Photographic Centre.  Durga hosts a blog for photographers giving tips and tricks of the business and is writing a book for kids, “Your First Photography Book”.

 

"Splitting Leaves" by Durga Garcia

“Splitting Leaves” by Durga Garcia

In September, 2014 Durga will take part in Palm Beach State College’s “BARK” Invitational Exhibit (Palm Beach Gardens, FL). She has been invited to Tuscany in Spring, 2014 to lead a multi-discipline workshop plus a Photo Tour of Iceland in Fall, 2014.

 Durga is a Proud Member of these Professional Associations:

*PROFESSIONAL PHOTOGRAPHERS of AMERICA
*NATIONAL ASSOCIATION of WOMEN ARTISTS
*NATIONAL ASSOCIATION of PHOTOSHOP PROFESSIONALS
*FLORIDA PROFESSIONAL PHOTOGRAPHERS
*PALM BEACH PROFESSIONAL PHOTOGRAPHERS GUILD
*BOCA MUSEUM ARTISTS’ GUILD
*WELLINGTON ART SOCIETY
*ARTISTS of PALM BEACH COUNTY

 

For more information visit: http://durgagarcia.com/ http://durgagarcia.tumblr.com/ https://www.facebook.com/durga.garcia


 

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

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Rickie@therickiereport.com

561-537-0291