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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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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1700 Parker Avenue     W. Palm Beach, FL 33401

 

 

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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:

WestPalmBeachArtsFestival.com

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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Orchid City Brass Band

 

 

 

“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:

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561-537-0291

 

Armory Art Salon Features Internationally Renown Artist And Teacher, Dorotha Grace Lemeh

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 “MEANING & METAPHOR: SEEN & UNSEEN NARRATIVES IN THE LIVES OF WOMEN”  with internationally renown artist, Dorotha Grace Lemeh on Tuesday, December 6, 2016.  The Rickie Report shares the details and some sneak peeks.

 

 

 

 

 

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1700 Parker Avenue West Palm Beach, Florida 33401

 

 

AT THE ART SALON:

TUESDAY, December 6, 2016

6:30 -8:30 pm

 

 

“MEANING & METAPHOR:

SEEN & UNSEEN NARRATIVES IN THE LIVES OF WOMEN”

PRESENTED BY

DOROTHA GRACE LEMEH

 

 

 

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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“The Gateway” by Dorotha Grace Lemeh ( Photo Courtesy of Elle Schorr)

 

Dorotha Lemeh is an Associate Professor of Visual Art at the Harriet L. Wilkes honors College (WHC) of Florida Atlantic University (FAU). As a visual artist, Dorotha Lemeh has to her credit over 80 exhibitions. Internationally her works of art have been exhibited in Bulgaria, Beijing & Huairou China, England, Italy, Ireland, Mali, Tlaxacala-Mexico, and Nigeria. Nationally, she continues to participate in exhibitions in New York, California, Illinois, Pennsylvania, Florida, Minnesota, Arkansas, Tennessee, New Jersey, Wisconsin, Texas, Washington D.C., and Washington State.

 

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“Soliloquy – The Wailing Wall” by Dorotha Grace Lemeh (Photo Courtesy of Elle Schorr)

 

 

Her artworks were included in museum exhibitions at the following venues: Florida Museum for Women in the Arts in Deland, Florida, Southern Alleghenies Museum of Art in Pennsylvania, National Civil Rights Museum in Tennessee, Noyes Museum of Art in New Jersey, Arlington Museum of Art in Texas, and Euphrat Museum in California. Reviews of Professor Lemeh’s artwork have appeared in On View Magazine 2013, The International Review of African American Art; Arts & Antiques Magazine; Crossing Boundaries & Frontiers, Bamako, Mali; Gumbo Ya Ya: An Anthology of African American Women Artists by Dr. Leslie King- Hammond; and Painting in Acrylics. Her art images are also included in catalogues Biennale Interazionale Dell’ Arte Contemporanea, Florence, Italy 2001 & 1999, International Triennial of Painting: Sofia Bulgaria, Black Women in the Academy II, and Celebrating Visual Traditions II.  Dorotha Lemeh received her Masters of Fine Arts in painting & drawing from The Pennsylvania State University’s School of Visual Arts (SoVA) and her Bachelor’s of Science in Studio Art from The Tennessee State University.

 

 

 

 

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“Visage de Nacre et Masque de Blanche” by Dorotha Grace Lemeh  (Photo courtesy of Elle Schorr)

 

Dorotha Lemeh states “All of my artwork explores the nature of woman in a world filled with paradoxes and contradictions regarding her/our human existence. Visually the structure of female archetypes presented in literature, mythology, and history consequently migrates through the image-laden era of popular culture is examined through both new media and the plastic arts critiqued as part of our collective history.

 

 

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“As I Dreamed It” by Dorotha Grace Lemeh ( Photo courtesy of Elle Schorr)

 

 

“My art contains images of birds, cages, flowers, as well as, umbrellas juxtaposed against and surrounded by the human form. Each form references a system of symbols used in society to construct narratives regarding (an understanding of) our bodies. These stories, depending on how we wish to understand them, either fetter us or free us from the constant onslaught of surveillance”.

 

 

 

 

 

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.

 

 

 

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Armory Art Center Celebrates 30th Anniversary With Public Reception

The public is invited to celebrate the 30th Anniversary of the Armory Art Center on Monday, November 21st!  Join in a cocktail party atmosphere with a short program, a special Arts Festival poster unveiling, and champagne toast. This is a Free Open to the public event.  The Rickie Report shares the details and some historic photos. The Armory Art Center is one of the jewels in the cultural crown of Palm Beach County – let’s celebrate! 

 

 

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1700 Parker Avenue   West Palm Beach, FL 33401

 

 

 

 

30th Anniversary of the Armory Art Center Celebration

Monday, November 21, 2016

6:00-8:00 pm

East Gallery  

Free and Open To The Public

 

 

 

 

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Armory Art Deco Building circa 1987

 

 

 

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.

 

 

Our Mission and Vision:

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

 

Our History:

When the Norton Museum closed its art school in 1986, a dedicated group of artists, art teachers, and community activists formed the Armory Art Center to ensure the continuation of practical art instruction in Palm Beach County. In seeking a new home for the art school, they looked to the neglected Armory building constructed in 1939 by the Works Progress Administration (WPA) in an Art Deco style and designed by William Manley King. The building was a National Guard Armory from 1939 to 1982. By the late 1980s, after a period of multiple community uses including high school dances, the building was scheduled for demolition when the art activists and the Palm Beach County Cultural Council came together to convince the City of West Palm Beach to spare the building from demolition and allow it to be transformed into an art center.

 

 

The Armory Art Center was incorporated as a not-for-profit organization on November 21, 1986, after the art group renovated the abandoned Art Deco structure into a vibrant space for art classes and art exhibitions. The center opened its doors to the public in July 1987 as a result of generous contributions from its many supporters, most notably Robert and Mary Montgomery and the Historic Preservation and Cultural Facilities Grants of the State of Florida. In 1992 the Armory was listed on the National Register of Historic Places.

 

Over the past three decades the Armory has taught art classes to thousands of emerging artists of all ages and cultures, exhibited art in hundreds of shows, given workshops taught by national and international visiting master artists, provided summer art camp for thousands of young people, and given over 47 artists-in-residence from around the United States and abroad the opportunity to hone their craft while teaching classes. The Armory looks to a long future of enhancing artistic life in the Palm Beaches.

 

 

 

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

armoryart.org

 

 

 

 

 

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Port St. Lucie, FL 34986

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Armory Art Center Offers Art Basel And Art Miami Bus Trip

Avoid driving and parking hassles by joining the annual Armory Art Center visit to Art Basel on Thursday, December 1st.  The cost includes tickets to both Art Basel and Art Miami with the bus trip. Register today as space is limited.  The Rickie Report shares the details in this article.

 

 

 

 

 

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

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Bus Trip

To
Art Basel & Art Miami

 

 

 

Thursday, December 01, 2016

9:00AM – 8:00PM

 

 

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Photo courtesy of Art Basel

 

Avoid driving and parking hassles by joining the annual Armory visit to Art Basel. Tickets are $85 and include tickets to both Art Basel and Art Miami with the bus trip. Register today as space is limited.

Check in at the front desk at the Armory at 9 AM sharp! The bus will leave at 9:30 AM. Contact Tristyn Bustamante with questions.

tristyn.bustamante@armoryart.org       561-832-1776

 

 

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:

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

 

 

!VA! , A Communal Exhibition Of Altars Celebrate Day Of Dead At Armory Annex

The Day of the Dead is a holiday in Latino culture that focuses on gatherings of family and friends to create altars or ofrendas to pray for and celebrate the spiritual journey of friends and family members who have died.  The Armory Annex welcomes the public to experience the treasures and traditions of the Day of the Dead in the exhibition ¡Va!–a communal exhibition of altars created by families, artists, and organizations in Lake Worth.  The Public Opening Reception on Saturday, November 5th, is in conjunction with the Day of the Dead Festival. This is a free, family-friendly cultural event which will highlight the different cultural aspects of the Day of the Dead holiday with music, dance performances, and ethnic cuisine.  The Exhibit is available from November 5 – 25, 2016. The Rickie Report shares the details and a sneak peek.

 

 

 

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1121 Lucerne Avenue    Lake Worth, FL 33460
561-832-1776

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¡Va! – A Communal Exhibition of Altars

Celebrating the Day of the Dead

 

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Opening Reception:

Saturday, November 5, 2016

5:00 – 8:00 pm

Gallery hours are Wednesday – Saturday 11:00 am – 5:00 pm

Armory Annex Gallery
1121 Lucerne Avenue   Lake Worth, FL 33460

561-832-1776

 

 

“Latino culture…is familiar with death, jokes about it, caresses it, sleeps with it, celebrates it. True, there is as much fear in their attitude as in that of others, but at least death is not hidden away: he looks at it face-to-face, with impatience, disdain, or irony.” —Octavio Paz
The Day of the Dead is a holiday in Latino culture that focuses on gatherings of family and friends to create altars or ofrendas to pray for and celebrate the spiritual journey of friends and family members who have died.  The Armory Annex welcomes the public to experience the treasures and traditions of the Day of the Dead in the exhibition ¡Va!–a communal exhibition of altars created by families, artists, and organizations in Lake Worth.

 

 

 

Opening reception is in conjunction with the Day of the Dead Festival. This is a free, family-friendly cultural event which will highlight the different cultural aspects of the Day of the Dead holiday with music, dance performances, and ethnic cuisine.

 

 

 

For more information about this exhibit, classes, workshops or events offered by The Armory Art Center:

armoryart.org

 

 

 

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

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Port St. Lucie, FL 34986

Rickie@therickiereport.com

561-537-0291

Armory Art Salon Features Jo Ann Nava, Contemporary Folk Artist

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 “Bad Children Blessed Beasts” with Jo Ann Nava, Contemporary Folk Artist, on Tuesday, November 1st.  The Rickie Report shares the details and some sneak peeks.

 

 

 

 

 

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1700 Parker Avenue West Palm Beach, Florida 33401

 

 

 

 

AT THE ART SALON:

TUESDAY, November 1, 2016

6:30 -8:30 pm

“BAD CHILDREN BLESSED BEASTS”

PRESENTED BY

JO ANN NAVA

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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Jo Ann Nava calls herself a Contemporary Folk Artist. She says “My art is an appreciation of the simple daily experience and the rituals we create to celebrate and validate our existence”, about ” milk and nurturing, the affirmation of birth and the rituals we celebrate, the sanctity of wildlife and the reverence of aging”. She was born and raised in the South Bronx, New York, which she describes as “ akin to living in a John Sloan painting; with fire escapes, clothes lines and stick ball”. She discovered the world of art through visits to the Metropolitan and Natural History Museums with her mother, and then in Chicago, spending time at the Art Institute and the Field Museum, where she “developed a mutual admiration for contemporary artists and ancient artisans”. Both came into play when she moved to South Florida in 1981 and began designing textiles, murals and faux finishes for the interior design trade.

 

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“Light The Candles” by Jo Ann Nava (Photo Courtesy of www.joannnava.com)

 

As head artist and designer for Surface Art Inc., her hand painted textiles graced the homes and businesses of prominent private and commercial clients. For 15 years she was the resident artist for Twist Nightclub of Miami, where she transformed the South Beach hot spot each year with themes such as Pompeii, Picasso, Pollack, Tibetan temple, the Audubon Room and ancient Greek pottery painting. The combination of studying these many masters and years spent restoring and reproducing milk paint finishes for 18th century Swedish furniture heavily influenced materials used in her contemporary art. Her palette and application are instantly recognizable.

 

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“Walk The Plank” by Jo Ann Nava

 

Jo Ann has been showing her work in South Florida since the early 1980’s. In her first solo exhibition, “Cookies & Milk”, in Fort Lauderdale in 2006, familiar images were simplified and oversized. Milk, she notes, is the unifying human experience, which spans all times and cultures. Her next series, “Happy Birthday to You and You’, continued the theme of life affirming innocence with large paintings of candle lit cakes and a sculptural installation of children celebrating together. “Living Treasures”, her paintings of older vital Americans, were done with milk paints, house paints and varnishes used in furniture painting and murals to give the work an old world palette. House paint as a medium, she says, brings a harmony to the eye of what we see in our environment.

 

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“Peace Be With You” by Jo Ann Nava

 

Jo Ann recently relocated to Lake Worth, and had a solo exhibition at the Cultural Council of Palm Beach County in January, 2016. She now has a retrospective show of 30 years of work at Coral Springs Museum of Art, through November 19, 2016.

For more information about Jo Ann Nava, please visit:  www.joannnava.com

 

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“Crow Funeral” by Jo Ann Nava

 

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.

 

 

 

 

 

 

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

McMow Art Glass Announces New Fusing Technique, Specialty Classes, Mosaic Master Class And Holiday Sale Pre-Orders

McMow Art Glass announces many exciting Specialty Classes for November and December, including Open Face Kiln Casting, Making Wearable Art with Dichroic Jewelry, Liquid Caming (this is not a typo), a Master Mosaic Class with Jane Wright and “Harnessing Flow” with Gina Sneiderman & Phil Materio, to mention the highlights!  The Rickie Report shares the details about classes and the upcoming One Day Sale!

 

 

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701 N Dixie Hwy.    Lake Worth, FL

 (561) 585-9011

 

 

NOVEMBER & DECEMBER 2016

SPECIALTY CLASSES:

 

 

 

 

NOVEMBER

 

Special Dates to Remember in November!

Saturday, November 5th –

Last Day to submit all Holiday Sale Pre – Orders.
Skip the lines while taking advantage of our biggest savings of the year!

 

 

Saturday, November 26th is Small Business Saturday –

Support your local economy by shopping small!

Special sales & give-a-ways to be announced.

 

 

 

OPEN FACE KILN-CASTING

At the Armory Art Center with McMow Master, Phil Materio

Thursday, November 3rd & 10th from 9am – 4:30 pm 
Tuition: $240 Lab Fee $64:

To register for this class hosted at the Armory Art Center please visit: http://www.armoryart.org/

 

 

INTRODUCTION TO FUSING

Wednesday November 2nd 6:30-8:30pm

$70.00 *Beginner Level*
Gain elementary knowledge of kiln formed glass in this two hour course. Fundamental fusing terminology, techniques, and principles will be covered. The class begins with a lecture and remaining time is spent creating a set of four fused glass coasters. This is an entry level fused glass class, no experience is necessary. After completing this class, students will be eligible to register for our intermediate level fusing classes. All materials are included

 

 

 

INTERMEDIATE FUSING

 

Saturday November 5th 9am-3pm

$150 .00 *Experience Required*
Take your fused glass skills to the next level in this full day course! Cutting techniques, kiln preparation, firing schedules, and compatibility & COE are just a few of the necessary fusing concepts that will be covered. Students are encouraged to focus on, and consider design when creating their choice of a fused & slumped plate or sushi platter. Introduction to Fused Glass (or equivalent) is a prerequisite. All materials are included.

 

 

 

WEARABLE ART!!!
DICHROIC JEWELRY: EXPLORING DESIGN TECHNIQUES


Wednesday, November 9th 6:30pm – 8:30pm

$95.00 *Beginner Level*

 


In this 3 hour course students will learn a multitude of jewelry design techniques that can be achieved using dichroic glass. The instructor will demonstrate techniques such as reverse etching, using a dremmel tool, and decal application. A variety of methods for making your fused dichroic pieces wearable will be covered as well. Students will create two pendants. All materials are included. Introductory level fusing knowledge is required.

 

 

 

 

NEW! FUSED LIQUID CAMING

Saturday, November 12th 9-3pm

$150 *Beginner-Intermediate Level*
Create this work of art using technique that gives the appearance of both fusing and caming in one project. Incorporate bright pops of color to create a stunning contrast! This class includes all materials & kiln firings.

 

 

BACK BY POPULAR DEMAND!!!

NEW: FUSING FORUM!

Hosted by Fused In Glass in Boynton Beach
Location: 1107 SE 2nd St, Boynton Beach, FL 33435
Wednesday, November 16th 6-8pm Free and Open to the Public!


PLEASE RSVP as space is limited! 561-585-9011 x100

About the Fusing Forum:

If you missed the fun at the last Fusing Forum – please join your fellow glass fusing enthusiasts for a night of conversation & connections this November! Local fusing artisans, hobbyists, and retailers will be invited to discuss fusing technique and ways in which we can continue to support the art glass industry. This forum’s theme will be about discussing your failures & successes. Use the knowledge of your fellow-fusers and LEARN from your mistakes! Bring your kiln-forming successes and failures to discuss with the group. This is an excellent opportunity to learn, and engage with the art glass community. Refreshments will be served.

Would you like to learn more about joining our Fusing Forum? Contact taylor@mcmow.com

 

LANDSCAPES with Frits & Powders

Saturday, November 19th from 9am – 3p m

$150.00
Be inspired by the beautiful landscapes and let your imagination create a serene scene made entirely of glass frits & powders. Students will learn fusing basics, as well as how to use fusing accessories such as stringers, frits and powders to bring life to their landscape. All materials and kiln firings are included.

 

 

 

 

SMALL BUSINESS SATURDAY!
Saturday, November 26th – Small Business Saturday – Support your local economy by shopping small! Special sales & give-a-ways to be announced.

 

 

 

DECEMBER
Special Dates to Remember in December!

Tuesday, December 13th McMow’s Annual Holiday Sale!


This one day event will be held from 9am – 9pm

Details to follow!

 

 

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Mosaic by Jane Wright

 

NEW! MOSAIC MASTER CLASS

WITH MOSAICIST JANE WRIGHT

Two-Part Class: Friday December 2nd & Saturday, December 3rd from 10am- 3pm

 $300 
*Basic Mosaic Knowledge Required*

 

 

In this two-day Contemporary Mosaic Master lass you will learn about creating design, technical cutting with mosaic nippers, problem solving, and grouting technique. Design choices will be provided and students can also bring in designs of their choice. Take your mosaic art to the next level and meet other mosaic enthusiasts! All materials are included!

 

About Jane Wright:

 

South Florida professional mosaicist/instructor Jane Wright creates fine art. Long before Jane began creating mosaics she had always been attracted to the art form because of its beauty, intricacy and amazing longevity. She finds her own inspiration from nature, personal moments in her life and a sense of whimsical fantasy. Jane uses a broad variety of materials to create a dramatic narrative of texture, movement and visual interest. She focuses on unique and well tested techniques and generously guides her students with her knowledge and practical advice.  She is a member of The Society of American Mosaic Artists and is presently on the administrative staff of the Contemporary Mosaic Artists.  Her exhibitions (both juried and non-juried): Florida, North Carolina, Georgia, Minnesota and Nevada.

 

 

TASTE OF FUSING

Wednesday December 7th 6:30 – 8:30 pm

$70.00 *Beginner Level*
In this two hour session participants will learn about the basics of glass fusing, and work with a variety of glass materials including glass frits, powders, and stringers. You will complete your very own fused glass coaster. Each piece will be a one-of-a-kind functional piece of art. The completed fired pieces will be available for pick-up the following week. All materials are included.

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Glass As Art Contest Winner, Gina Sneiderman

NEW! GO WITH THE FLOW

 Learn the “Harnessing Flow” Bullseye technique from our 2016 Bullseye Glass Category, Glass as Art Contest winner – Gina Sneiderman & Phil Materio

Take your fusing to the next level! Learn this INCREDIBLE technique

 

Two-Part Class: Saturday, December 10th & Saturday, December 17th 9am – 3pm

$350
*Intermediate – Advanced Level*
In this two-part Master Class students will learn the process of using heat, gravity, and beautiful Bullseye Glass to create a dimensional piece of kiln-formed art. Learn the following: The basics of how glass moves • The fundamental tools and materials necessary to harness flow within a body of glass • How to fire sheet glass arranged within an assembled mold that includes a ramp or incline to achieve flow within a finished piece. All materials and kiln-firing are included.

 

 

About Gina Sneiderman:

Gina Sneiderman started working with glass over the summer of 2012.  After selling her sign company, she gave herself some time to find her creative outlet and came across McMow Art Glass’ beginner stained glass class.  After completing that class and several stained glass projects, she decided to give fusing a try and was hooked, from the first day.  A short few months later, at the McMow Annual Holiday party, she bought her first kiln and the following year at the same party, she bought her second kiln. Gina has taken numerous classes in fusing at McMow Art Glass; at a couple of other teaching studios; and at the Glass Craft & Bead Expo in Las Vegas.
She especially likes to work with architectural styles of glass and with deep pieces – glass casting is her absolute favorite.

 

 

 

 

For more information about these events, classes our tours:

Taylor Materio, Creative Director
McMow Art Glass, Inc
561-585-9011 
Fax: 561-586-2292

www.mcmowartglass.com
www.facebook.com/mcmowartglass

 

 

 

 

 

 

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

Armory Art Salon At Armory Art Center Features Randy Burman

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 “The Alchemy of Juxtaposed Elements and Metaphysical Confrontation in Sculpture, Installation, Painting and Print” with Randy Burman on Tuesday, October 4th.  The Rickie Report shares the details and some sneak peeks.

 

 

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1700 Parker Avenue     West Palm Beach, Florida 33401

 

 

 

 

 

AT THE ART SALON:

 

 

TUESDAY, OCTOBER 4, 2016

 6:30 -8:30 pm

 

 

 

”THE ALCHEMY OF JUXTAPOSED ELEMENTS AND METAPHYSICAL CONFRONTATION IN SCULPTURE, INSTALLATION, PAINTING AND PRINT”

PRESENTED BY:

RANDY BURMAN
Dept of Poetry Works

 

 

 

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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“Internatsyonale Fonschlong Zikherhayt Aperatus”

 

Randy Burman has been creating art all his life and showing it since 1965. He says: “Drawing widely from popular culture, art history, information design, and social and political events, my practice is based on bringing together disparate formal elements to reveal hidden, compelling connections, and seeks to reveal the cultural forces that develop unintentionally in the real and digital worlds of objects, material, and ideas.

 

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“Dept. of Poetry Works”

 

“The tone of my work – a back and forth between weighty intellectualism and flippancy – is deeply personal. My involvement in the counter-culture movements in the 1960s and 70s led me to question the history of fine art as much as the political and institutional regimes that dominate in the United States, a critique which often gets expressed in the form of humor”.

 

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Randy Burman

 

“These aspects of my own development have also resulted in yet another dichotomy in my practice – the utilization of destruction as a means for creating. Several pieces have involved the poaching of significant works by canonical artists, which are cut up, re-assembled, collaged, and in some cases, completely annihilated”.

 

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“Holy Mountain”

 

 

 

“Whether I’m meticulously creating or blatantly destroying for the sake of art, the experience of sublimity is the destination, and wit is often the means of arrival.”

 

 

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“United States of Oil”

 

 

Randy grew up in Baltimore, where he attended the Maryland Institute College of Art until he dropped out in his Junior year. He had his first one-man show soon after, and published a book of drawn poetry entitled” We Knows Who’s Crazy Baby”. He worked as a staff artist for the underground newspaper, “Harry”, as well as creating movie titles for John Waters’ “Pink Flamingos” and “Female Trouble”, before moving to Miami in 1976. There he worked at a silkscreen workshop at Lowe Art Museum, partnered with several graphic design studios, and began his own design firm, IKON Communication + Marketing Design, where he continues as Creative Director today.

 

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“Discrimination Seating”

 

In 2005, Randy returned to fine art practice and in 2010 became a member of the Artformz Collective in Wynwood. He has shown his work at Artformz, Armory Art Center, Art Center of South Florida, 1310 Gallery in Fort Lauderdale, The Projects at Fat Village and many other places.  Please visit his website:  www.randyburman.com

 

 

 

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.

 

 

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

Rickie@therickiereport.com

561-537-0291