Are You Ready For Summer Camp At The Armory Art Center? Enrollment Is Open!

It is May…Time to enroll in the Armory Art Center’s Summer Art Camp!  Summer Art Camp at the Armory Art Center is filled with fun, creativity, character development, and self-esteem initiatives. The arts have the power to do all that and more! The innovative theme weeks will include drawing, painting, sculpture, jewelry, fashion, ceramics, and printmaking as a major focus enhanced with music, dance, games, and team building. The Rickie Report shares the details and a WISH LIST of Recycled Items you can donate!

 

 

 

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1700 Parker Avenue, West Palm Beach, FL 33401

armoryart.org/youthartcamp

(561) 832-1776

 

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Our camp leaders are skilled in working with youth in the arts. They take a special joy in supporting the imagination of our youth and know how to work with a variety of skill and dexterity levels. Background checks are conducted for all faculty. We look forward to partnering with you, the parent, to provide a safe, enriching, fun summer for your child.

 

Activities include:

* A week filled with art education
* Immersion in various creative techniques for diverse interests and skill building
* Field trips to local venues
* Art show receptions in July and August

Summer Art Camp runs from June 6 until August 12, 2016

Children grades 1-12 are accepted

Children are grouped by age:

ADVENTURES IN ART Grades 3 – 5

JUMPSTART Grades 1 – 2

ROCKIN’ ART WORKSHOPS Grades 6-12.

 

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Elementary Grades

Jumpstart: 1-2 grade
Adventures in Art: 3-5 grade

WEEKLY THEME

WEEK 1: June 6th-10th

Aloha Summer: A tribute to summertime with a Hawaiian theme: luaus, surf safaris, and sand art.

WEEK 2: June 13th-17th

Sun Solstice: Explore traditional and modern rituals; celebrations and monuments to the sun.

WEEK 3: June 20th-24th

Greeks and Geeks: Inventions and art of the Golden Age: togas, telescopes, and mythology

WEEK 4: June 27th-July 1st

Freedom: Free to Be Me! and what it means through art and self-expression. *field trip

WEEK 5: July 5th-8th

Magical Mystery Tour: Discover the mysteries of magic: wizards, wands, and trickery. *4 day week (July 4th holiday)

WEEK 6: July 11th-15th
Family Tree Fun: Follow your heritage—your family’s memoirs, legends, and the folklore of your ancestors.

WEEK 7: July 18th-22nd

Houston We Have a Problem: An exploration of our solar system, cosmos, space shuttles, and extraterrestrial life. *field trip

WEEK 8: July 25th-29th

Medieval Mischief: Princesses, knights, and dragons vs pirates, rogues, and scallywags.

WEEK 9: August 1st-5th

Body Beautiful: Embrace who you are through studies of the human figure and self portraits- realism and fantasy; fashion and identity.

WEEK 10: August 8th-12th

Art Rocks: Making art with rhythm, verse and performance, creating musical instruments.

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Middle School and High School Grades 6th-11th
Rockin Art Workshops

Age groups are divided depending on weekly enrollment
to optimize the best outcome of each workshop

WEEKLY THEMES

 

Each week we offer 3-Dimensional and 2-Dimensional projects

Please pick one for each week

WEEK 1: June 6th – 10th

Ceramics: Wheel Throwing OR Jewelry: Wearable Art (limited to 10)

WEEK 2: June13th -17th

Photography and Digital Art (limited to 10) OR Soft Sculpture

WEEK 3: June 20th-24th

Ceramics: Hand Building OR Graffiti and Street Art

WEEK 4: June 27th-July 1st

Drawing: Figure and Still Life OR Intro to Glass Beading

WEEK 5: July 5th-8th
*4 day week (July 4th holiday)

Fashion and Fabric Art OR Printmaking: Monoprints (limited to 12)

WEEK 6: July 11th-15th

Sculpture: Found Objects and Mixed Media OR Drawing and Painting: Exploration of Abstract Art

WEEK 7: July 18th-22nd

Ceramics: Painting Bisqueware, Intro to Color and Glazes OR Drawing and Painting: Exploration of Color
WEEK 8: July 25th-29th

Metalsmithing in Jewelry OR Printmaking: Screen Printing (limited to 12)

WEEK 9: August 1st-5th

Photography and Alternative Printing (limited to 10) OR Fashion Upcycled

WEEK 10: August 8th-12th

Ceramics: Raku OR Mixed Media and Music

 

 

For more information about other Youth Programs throughout the year, Summer Camp, Ongoing Adult Workshops, Ongoing Adult Classes, please visit:

 armoryart.org

Call  (561) 832-1776 Or walk-in to the Armory Art Center

1700 Parker Avenue, West Palm Beach, FL 33401

 

D O N A T I O N S    N E E D E D:

Summer Art Camp is just around the corner and we are collecting materials listed below. Please stop in and place items in the appropriate bins in the registration area.  We appreciate your donations!

 

Bottle Caps  * Bottles * Cereal Boxes * Cookie Boxes * Egg Cartons *
Empty Baskets * Empty Cans (clean) * Empty Soda Bottles (clean) *  Empty Yogurt Containers (clean) * Food Storage Containers (clean) * Jelly Jars (clean) * Magazines * Newspapers *Old Cards * Old CDs * Old Toys *Paper Bags * Paper Towel Rolls * Pasta Jars *Pine Cones * Plastic Bags * Rocks * Spoons * Sticks* Toilet Paper Rolls

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

P.O.Box 33423

Palm Beach Gardens, FL 33420

Rickie@therickiereport.com

561-537-0291

Armory Art Salon Features Artist Sri Prabha’s Mixed Media Installations, Videos, Sculptural Paintings And Photo Based Works

Sri Prabha is a mixed media artist using installations, video, sculptural paintings, and photo based works. Named “Best Visual Artist 2015” and “10 Visual Artists You Need to Know”(2016) by Broward Palm Beach New Times, he will be presenting at the next Armory Art Salon on Tuesday, May 3rd. His work synthesizes possibilities across ecology, geology, and science in general. Sri travels the world to conduct research connecting geological identities, man’s drive for scientific exploration, and humanity’s connection to The Universe. Facilitated by Elle Schorr, the public is invited for stimulating discussion. The Rickie Report shares the details and urges artists to attend this networking opportunity.

 

 

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1700 Parker Avenue W. Palm Beach, FL 33401

 

 

IN THE ARMORY ART CENTER LIBRARY

AT THE ART SALON

 

 

TUESDAY, MAY 3, 2016

6:30 – 8:30 pm

PRESENTS:

SRI PRABHA:

“Art as a Conduit to the Interconnected Cosmos: Synthesizing the Possibilities across Ecology, Geology And Science”

 

 

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“The Night Lands” by Sri Prabha

 

 

$10 fee to attend may be paid at the door

Snacks or drinks to share would be much appreciated

 

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“Outpost” Installation by Sri Prabha

 

 

 

Sri travels the world to conduct research connecting geological identities, man’s drive for scientific exploration, and humanity’s connection to The Universe. He questions “where are we going and how will we get there?”, and states: “Conscious and subconscious connections are visualized and expressed through art as a conduit to the interconnected cosmos.”

 

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“Orbiting Cathedrals” Installation by Sri Prabha

 

 

 

Sri integrates into his aesthetic process tenants of geography, nature, time, human origins, and the cosmos. He illuminates new possibilities and reconciles the old and new by synthesizing deeper understandings of our relationship to the natural world. He asks how our intellectual understandings compare with our emotional responses to these discoveries.

 

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“Shadow Dancer” by Sri Prabha

 

 

 

Sri originally came to the US from Hyderabad, India. His artistic training includes a B.A. in Studio Arts at Cornish College of the Arts in Seattle, and an M.A. in Clinical Psychology from Argosy University, San Francisco. Recent shows include the South Florida survey show “100+Degrees in the Shade”, an expansive SOLO installation at Young at Art Museum, and an immersive space outpost installation at The Art and Culture Center of Hollywood. He has also exhibited work at The Deering Estate, Boca Raton Museum of Art, pop up installations at the Dupont Building, the Ingraham Building, downtown Hollywood, FAT Village and public art video installations in the streets of Fort Lauderdale.

 

 

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“Crystal Beacon Rover” Installation by Sri Prabha

 

 

 

 

 

Sri’s awards include inclusion in The Photo Review Competition Issue (2015), Broward Artists grant, Brush Creek Arts Foundation in Wyoming, and National Socio-Environmental Synthesis Center artists’ residency. He received the Innovative Artist Award at Fraker Scott Gallery, and the Juror’s Award from Smithsonian Affiliate, Annmarie Sculpture and Arts Center. His videos were shown in Resfest, garnered the Ford Motion in Drive video award, and his title design work was shown on PBS. He teaches photography and mixed media at NSU Museum of Art, and taught at Film Arts Foundation and Expression Center for New Media in San Francisco. His works are in several private collections in Chicago, Seattle, San Francisco, Miami, New York, Washington, DC, and Copenhagen. Sri lives in Hollywood, Florida and spends a considerable amount of time engaging in research across the world.

 

 

 

http://www.sriprabha.com/

 

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Photo by Sri Prabha 

Salons are facilitated by Elle Schorr. Schedules of upcoming Art Salons and Videos of past Art Salon Presentations are now available at: http://www.elleschorrphotography.com/salon-schedule.php

 

For more information about the Armory Art Center’s classes, workshops, exhibits and facilities:

www.armoryart.org

 

 

ART SALONS offer stimulating conversations with other artists in the community. As a springboard to each of our explorations, professional artists from South Florida are invited to present their work, talk about what influenced them, and examine the work of influential artists showing in museums and galleries. 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. They’re also an opportunity to explore the practical side of being an artist, of professional development and the sharing of useful resources. 

 

 

 

TRAVEL DIRECTIONS:

NEW LOCATION: All Salons meet in the Library of the Armory Art Center, 1700 Parker Avenue, West Palm Beach, Florida 3340, in the historic Art Deco Armory building to the left of the garden.

If you’re driving North on I-95, turn right/ east on Belvedere Blvd. Turn left at the light on to Parker Avenue. Continue north to Park Place, just before the fire station. The entrance and main parking lot of the Armory Art Center is halfway up the block on the left side.

If you’re driving South on I-95, turn left / east on Okeechobee Blvd. Turn right on Parker Ave, just before the Convention Center. Continue south past the fire station and turn left on Park Place. The entrance and main parking lot of the Armory Art Center is halfway up the block on the left side.

 

 

 

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

Armory Art Center Offers Two Exhibits And Free Lecture By Shawn Hall In Conjunction With Earth Day

The Armory Art Center will be showing two “Exhibitions of Works” by Shawn Hall, including 2D works and a separate art installation.  A lecture (April 20th) and the Opening Reception (April 22nd) are free and open to the public. Her artwork is often a reflection of the natural world, reminding the viewer that the Earth is in constant change. Shawn’s highly anticipated new installation project “Species Act” is running concurrently with the “Recent Works” exhibition. This installation will open at the Armory Art Center’s Greenfield Gallery on Earth Day 2016. It will showcase Shawn’s environmentally inspired, multidisciplinary work using themes and forms rooted in her ongoing exploration of nature.  The Rickie Report shares the details and urges you to explore nature in a new way!

 

 

 

 

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www.armoryart.org

 

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Two Exhibitions & Lecture

 

 

 

Lecture:

Wednesday, April 20th | 6 – 7:00 p.m

Armory Art Center Library

 

 

 

 

 

Opening Reception:

Friday, April 22nd | 6 – 8:00 p.m.

Wine and light refreshments will be served

 

 

 

 

Exhibitions are free and open to the public

Gallery Hours:

Monday-Friday, 9:00 a.m.-5:00 p.m.

Saturday 9:00 a.m.-4:00 p.m.
East and Greenfield Galleries

 

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“Pastoral Universe” by Shawn Hall

 

Shawn’s artwork is often a reflection of the natural world, reminding the viewer that the Earth is in constant change. Her paintings express a loose, often ironically humorous, abstract representational style. Despite her ventures into different mediums, her paintings inform all of her work. These paintings loop back and revisit the familiar territory of the forms and processes found in nature.

 

 

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“How To build A Forest” Installation by Shawn Hall

Shawn’s highly anticipated new installation project Species Act is running concurrently with the Recent Works exhibition. This installation will open at the Armory Art Center’s Greenfield Gallery on Earth Day 2016. It will showcase Shawn’s environmentally inspired, multidisciplinary work using themes and forms rooted in her ongoing exploration of nature.

 

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Untitled by Shawn Hall

 

Shawn Hall was born in Ann Arbor, MI and lives in New Orleans. She holds an MFA from the Maryland Institute College of Art and a BFA from the School of the Art Institute of Chicago. She has participated in several artist residences and her work has been exhibited nationally and internationally. Recent solo shows include the CAC and Ogden Museum in New Orleans, Red Arrow in Nashville and Galleri Urbane in Dallas. Her installation “How To Build A Forest” premiered 2011 at The Kitchen in NYC and has been on tour since. Her work has been reviewed nationally in Art Papers, New Art Examiner, Hyperallergic and Pelican Bomb. She has work in the permanent collections of the Ogden Museum of Southern Art in New Orleans and the Linklaters Corporate collection in NYC. www.shawnhall.org

 

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“Leaf” by Shawn Hall

 

 

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. 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, 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

P.O.Box 33423

Palm Beach Gardens, FL 33420

Rickie@therickiereport.com

561-537-0291

Artists-In-Residence Talks And Closing Reception At Armory Art Center Annex In Lake Worth

The Armory Art Center’s Artists-in-Residence 
Artists’ Talks and Closing Reception 
take place on Friday, April 15, 2016 at the Armory Annex in Lake Worth, FL.  The work exhibited was produced by 2015-2016 Artists-in-Residence during their eight-month tenure. Meet the artists: Isabel Gouveia, Izel Vargas, Nolan Baumgartner, Chad Steve and Tristyn Bustamante. 

Come and celebrate the closing of the 2015-2016 Armory Art Center Artists-in-Residence exhibition and learn about the processes and ideas behind each artist’s endeavors. Liza Niles, Armory Art Center Director of Education and Exhibitions, said, “This is one of the best shows I have seen in South Florida. You don’t want to miss it!” The Rickie Report shares sneak peeks and details.

 

 

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Armory Art Center Annex Gallery

1121 Lucerne Avenue       Lake Worth, FL 33460

 

 

 

Artists-in-Residence


Artists’ Talks and Closing  Reception:

 

 

Isabel Gouveia

Izel Vargas

Nolan Baumgartner

Chad Steve

Tristyn Bustamante 

 

 

 


Friday, April 15, 2016

6:00-8:00 pm

Artists’ talks begin at 7:00 pm

 

Wine and lite bites will be served

Exhibitions are free and open to the public.

Gallery Hours:

Wednesday-Saturday 11:00 am – 5:00 pm

 

 

 

 

 

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Chad Steve with “Birdie”

Chad R. Steve was born and raised in Lake Mills, Wisconsin. He received his BFA from University of Wisconsin-Stout. In 2009 he moved to Hawaii and received his MFA from University of Hawaii at Manoa where he worked at the University as an adjunct professor and a lab technician.

 

 

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Tristyn Bustamante With Sculptures

 

Tristyn Bustamante has spent much of her life in Arizona sculpting with clay. She holds a BFA from Northern Arizona University and an MFA from Arizona State University. Bustamante has attended residencies and workshops in places such as at the International Ceramics Studio in Hungary and Haystack Mountain School of Crafts in Maine.

 

 

 

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Isabel Gouveia Art Installation 

 

Isabel Gouveia has a background in painting, printmaking, and new media. She was born and raised in Brazil and currently lives in Lake Worth, FL. She graduated as an Industrial Designer from the Arts Foundation Armando Alvares Penteado in Sao Paulo, and has an MFA in Visual Arts from FAU.

 

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Nolan Baumgartner, Vessel

 

Nolan Baumgartner received his BFA from the University of Utah in 2001 and his MFA in ceramics from Cranbrook Art Academy in 2004. A Utah native, he is a practicing studio potter and shows in local and national exhibitions.

 

 

 

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Izel Vargas with his Artwork

 

Izel Vargas is a South Florida based mixed media artist originally from Alamo, Texas, in the Rio Grande Valley. Raised in the U.S./Mexico borderlands, Vargas cites his upbringing as playing a vital role in his approach to making art. As an educator, Vargas has taught art to all age groups and is an instructor at FAU in Boca Raton, FL.

 

 

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. 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, 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

P.O.Box 33423

Palm Beach Gardens, FL 33420

Rickie@therickiereport.com

561-537-0291

Bruce Helander Presents “The Evolution Of Collage” At Next Armory Art Salon

Bruce Helander, former Editor-in-Chief of The Art Economist magazine and world renown collage artist, will be speaking at the next Armory Art Center’s Art Salon.  Facilitated by Elle Schorr, the Salon takes place on Tuesday, April 5th.  The public is invited for stimulating discussion. The Rickie Report shares the details and urges artists to attend this networking opportunity.

 

 

 

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1700 Parker Avenue        W. Palm Beach, FL 33401

 

IN THE ARMORY ART CENTER LIBRARY

 

 

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TUESDAY, APRIL 5TH, 2016 

6:30 – 8:30 pm

EVOLUTION OF COLLAGE

PRESENTED BY

BRUCE HELANDER

 

 $10 fee to attend may be paid at the door

Snacks or drinks to share would be much appreciated

 

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“Blue Heaven” by Bruce Helander

 

 

 

Bruce Helander recently exhibited his work at Georgia Scherman Projects (Toronto), Corzine Fine Art (Los Angeles), Peter Marcelle Gallery (Bridgehampton, New York), Cornell Museum of Art (Delray Beach), ArtHouse 429 (Northwood), and Nicole Henry Fine Art (West Palm Beach). Most currently, his work was shown by Arcature Fine Art at Art Miami and Art Miami New York/Pier 94 and by Tansey Contemporary at Art Wynwood. Helander is now focusing on a retrospective of his collages and paintings for the Coral Springs Museum of Art, scheduled for 2017, and his collages are included in “Open This End,” a five-year traveling museum show of works from the celebrated Blake Byrne collection in Los Angeles, currently at The Wallach Art Gallery, Columbia University, New York.

 

 

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“At The Beach” by Bruce Helander

 

Bruce Helander is an art critic, arts writer, curator and artist whose specialty is collage and assemblage. He has a master’s degree in painting from the prestigious Rhode Island School of Design, where he later became the Provost and Vice President for Academic Affairs of the college. He is a former White House fellow of the National Endowment for the Arts and has won the South Florida Cultural Consortium fellowship for professional achievement in the visual arts. He is one of two 2014 inductees to the Florida Artists Hall of Fame, Florida’s most prestigious arts and culture honor (the other is musician Tom Petty).

 

 

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“Woman In Mirror” by Bruce Helander

 

 

 

City Link magazine called Bruce Helander “Arguably the most recognized and successful collage artist in the country…” and Kenworth Moffett, the former director of the Museum of Art, Fort Lauderdale, said in Gold Coast magazine that, “If there was a Pulitzer Prize for collage, Helander would surely win it.”

 

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               “Rodeo Rider” by Bruce Helander

 

 

 

His work is in over fifty museum collections, including the Metropolitan Museum of Art, Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum, Brooklyn Museum, Smithsonian, Art Institute of Chicago, Los Angeles County Museum of Art, San Francisco Museum of Modern Art, Whitney Museum of American Art and Museum of Contemporary Art (MOCA) in Los Angeles. The artist and his work has been the subject of 100 reviews and articles in numerous publications, including Art in America, ARTnews, and The Washington Post.

 

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“Post Triangle” by Bruce Helander

 

 

Helander is the former Editor-in-Chief of The Art Economist magazine and recently exhibited his work at Georgia Scherman Projects (Toronto), Corzine Fine Art (Los Angeles), Peter Marcelle Gallery (Bridgehampton, New York), Cornell Museum of Art (Delray Beach), ArtHouse 429 (Northwood), and Nicole Henry Fine Art (West Palm Beach). Most currently, his work was shown by Arcature Fine Art at Art Miami and Art Miami New York/Pier 94 and by Tansey Contemporary at Art Wynwood. Helander is now focusing on a retrospective of his collages and paintings for the Coral Springs Museum of Art, scheduled for 2017, and his collages are included in “Open This End,” a five-year traveling museum show of works from the celebrated Blake Byrne collection in Los Angeles, currently at The Wallach Art Gallery, Columbia University, New York.

 

 

 

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“High Heel helper” by Bruce Helander

 

 

 

For more information about Bruce Helander please visit:

www.brucehelander.com

 

 

 

ART SALONS offer stimulating conversations with other artists in the community. As a springboard to each of our explorations, professional artists from South Florida are invited to present their work, talk about what influenced them, and examine the work of influential artists showing in museums and galleries. 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. They’re also an opportunity to explore the practical side of being an artist, of professional development and the sharing of useful resources.  Salons are facilitated by Elle Schorr.

 

 

TRAVEL DIRECTIONS:

NEW LOCATION: All Salons meet in the Library of the Armory Art Center, 1700 Parker Avenue, West Palm Beach, Florida 3340, in the historic Art Deco Armory building to the left of the garden.

If you’re driving North on I-95, turn right/ east on Belvedere Blvd. Turn left at the light on to Parker Avenue. Continue north to Park Place, just before the fire station. The entrance and main parking lot of the Armory Art Center is halfway up the block on the left side.

If you’re driving South on I-95, turn left / east on Okeechobee Blvd. Turn right on Parker Ave, just before the Convention Center. Continue south past the fire station and turn left on Park Place. The entrance and main parking lot of the Armory Art Center is halfway up the block on the left side.

 

For more information about this event or other exhibits, workshops, classes at the Armory Art Center, please visit: 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

P.O.Box 33423

Palm Beach Gardens, FL 33420

Rickie@therickiereport.com

561-537-0291

 

Armory Art Center’s Artists-In-Residents Exhibition At Lake Worth Annex

On March 24th there will be an Exhibition of works by Armory Art Center Artists-in-Residence produced during their eight month tenure. This exhibition will have works in diverse mediums and will be held at the Armory Art Center Annex in Lake Worth, FL. The Rickie Report is pleased to share the details of the free, public Opening Reception and Exhibit plus a few sneak peeks.

 

 

 

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Annex Gallery Hours: Wed.- Sat.  11:00 AM – 5:00 PM

 

 

 

 

 

Artists-in-Residence Exhibition

Opening Reception:

 

 

 

 

 

Thursday, March 24, 2016

6:00 – 8:00 PM

 

 

Exhibit Runs from March 25 – April 15, 2016

 

1121 Lucerne Avenue Lake Worth, FL 33460

Annex Gallery Hours: Wed. -Sat.  11:00 AM – 5:00 PM

 

 

 

 

About the artists:

 

 

Nolan Baumgartner received his BFA from the University of Utah in 2001 and his MFA in ceramics from Cranbrook Art Academy in 2004. A Utah native, he is a practicing studio potter and artist who shows in local and national exhibitions.

 

 

 

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Nolan Baumgartener, Pitcher, soda fired porcelain, 2015

 

 

 

 

Tristyn Bustamante has spent much of her life in Arizona sculpting with clay. She holds a BFA from Northern Arizona University and an MFA from Arizona State University. Bustamante has attended residencies and workshops in places such as at the International Ceramics Studio in Hungary and Haystack Mountain School of Crafts in Maine.

 

 

 

 

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Tristyn Bustamante “Search System”, Ceramic/Mixed Media Sculpture, 2015

 

 

 

 

 

 

Isabel Gouveia has a background in painting, printmaking and new media. She was born and raised in Brazil and currently lives in Lake Worth, FL. She graduated as an Industrial Designer from the Arts Foundation Armando Alvares Penteado in Sao Paulo, and as an MFA in Visual Arts from FAU.

 

 

 

 

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Isabel Gouveia  “Small Portions, Multiple Exposures: Mutation II ” Monotype, etching, dry point, aquatint on paper, 15″ x 21″ 2016

 

 

 

 

 

Chad R. Steve was born and raised in Lake Mills, Wisconsin. He received his BFA from University of Wisconsin-Stout. In 2009 he moved to Hawaii and received his MFA from University of Hawaii at Manoa. While living there, he worked at the University as an adjunct professor and a lab technician.

 

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Chad R. Steve Untitled, Terracotta, 2016

 

 

 

Izel Vargas is a South Florida based mixed media artist originally from Alamo, Texas in the Rio Grande Valley. Raised in the U.S./Mexico borderlands, Vargas cites his upbringing as playing a vital role in his approach to making art. As an educator, Vargas has taught art to all age groups and is an instructor at FAU in Boca Raton, FL.

 

 

 

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Izel Vargas “Set in Your Ways” Mixed Media

 

 

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

 

 

 

 

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2016 Armory Art Center Faculty And All Student Showcase Opens

The 2016 Armory Faculty showcase and the 2016 All Student showcase are the Armory Art Center’s biggest shows of the year, so if you’re an aficionado and supporter of the arts be sure to clear some room on your calendar in order to experience these unmissable shows!  Both Opening Receptions take place on Friday, March 25th.  The Rickie Report shares the details and a few sneak peeks.  All Exhibitions are free and open to the public.

 

 

 

 

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1700 Parker Avenue   West Palm Beach, FL 33401

www.armoryart.org or Call 561-832-1776

 

 

 

 

2016 Armory Faculty Showcase /

All Student Showcase

 

 

 

Opening Reception:

Friday, March 25, 2016

 6:00 – 8:00 pm

Greenfield Gallery | East Gallery (Faculty)

Montgomery Hall (Student)

 

 

 

EXHIBITIONS ARE FREE AND OPEN TO THE PUBLIC:

Monday – Friday 9 am – 5 pm | Saturday 9 am – 4:00 pm

 

 

ArmoryFaculty2016MaryEllenDohrs(Faculty) Mary Ellen Dohrs  “Lydia” Bronze

 

 

 

 

 

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(Faculty) Sonya Gaskell, “Armory in UV”  Oil on Canvas

 

 

 

 

The 2016 Armory Faculty Showcase will exhibit juried works in different mediums by the Armory Art Center faculty members and will run concurrently with the 2016 All Student Showcase. These exhibitions are organized and hosted by the Armory Art Center, “which is a testament to the quality and craftsmanship that one can expect to find in the 2016 Armory Faculty Showcase and the 2016 All Student Showcase” said Liza Niles, Director of Education and Exhibitions at the Armory Art Center.

 

 

 

 

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(Student) Edrian Thomidis  “Transcending”, Figurative Ceramic Sculpture

 

 

 

 

 

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(Student) Joan Lustig   “Angles and Triangles Series II”  Mixed Media 12”x12” each

 

 

 

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

 

 

 

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

P.O.Box 33423

Palm Beach Gardens, FL 33420

Rickie@therickiereport.com

561-537-0291

Clay Artist, Barbara Powell, Is Featured Speaker At Wellington Art Society

The Wellington Art Society will feature accomplished clay artist, Barbara Powell on March 9th at Bootz Cultural Arts Center. The meet and greet begins at 6:30, followed by a fun and informative member spotlight, a brief meeting and Barbara’s demonstration, including wheel throwing. Barbara’s decorative and functional pieces are lighter weight than you expect!  The Rickie Report shares the details and some photos of Barbara’s artistry.  We urge art lovers and artists to attend!

 

 

 

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WELLINGTON ART SOCIETY

Features:

CLAY ARTIST,

BARBARA POWELL

 
Wednesday, March 9, 2016

6:30 pm

Bootz Cultural Arts Center

420 State Road 7 Suite 120     Royal Palm Beach,FL 

 

 

 

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 Barbara Powell

 

 

 

Barbara Powell has an impressive educational background. She holds a Bachelor of Arts Degree from Smith College and a Masters Degree of Arts in Policy from the University of Rhode Island. She spent many years in a demanding professional career but balanced this with her creative side, working in clay. She developed her skills , specifically in wheel throwing through classes at Broward and Palm Beach Community Colleges and the Armory Art Center. She is currently a member of the Wellington Art Society, the Ceramic League of Palm Beaches and the Cultural Council of Palm Beach County.

 

 

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Raku Vessel by Barbara Powell

 

 

 

 

 

Once Barbara retired, she and her husband Jerry, began creating a wide range of ceramic art using alternative firing processes. Her vessels have a strong physical presence and distinctive profiles that are truly elegant. While in the unglazed phase, her work may appear constrained but through the process of metallic glazes, colors and the final firing process call “Raku’, the vessels are transformed, adding layered dimensions of light and movement, creating a beautiful finished piece.

 

 

 

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Saggar Plate by Barbara Powell

 

 

 

Barbara tells The Rickie Report,“I work to first produce subliminal, physical features that evoke a desire to hold the piece, simply because it feels good. Creating an appealing work of art that functions through both the physical and visual realm is the highest achievement I can strive for”.

 

 

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Raku Bowl by Barbara Powell

 

 

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

For further information visit our website

wellingtonartsociety.org

 

 

 

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

Rickie Leiter, Publisher

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561-537-0291

Armory Art Center Features Peter D. Gerakaris: “Tropicalia Remix”

The Armory Art Center is pleased to present Tropicália Remix, a solo exhibition by Peter D. Gerakaris. Co-organized with the Cornell Club of Eastern Florida and curated by Cornell alumna Heather Zises, Founder of (READ)art, a selection of new artworks will be showcased in the East Gallery at the Armory Art Center from February 29 to March 18, 2016. The Rickie Report shares details and a sneak peek of this stimulating exhibit!

 

 

 

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1700 Parker Avenue, West Palm Beach, FL 33401

561.832.1776

 

 

Armory Art Center Presents:

 

 

PETER. D GERAKARIS:

” Tropicália Remix”

FEBRUARY 29 – MARCH 18, 2016

Gallery Hours:

Monday- Friday: 9:00 am – 5:00 pm 

Saturday: 9:00 am – 4:00 pm

 

 

 

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Drawing upon elements from his recent Cornell Tech commission Tropicália—an immersive 2,000 sq. ft. site-specific installation—Gerakaris will present a selection of new mixed media works on canvas along with a large mural segment from the original show. The exhibition will also feature an ambient soundtrack of exotic tonalities from Tropicália, created by New York composer/producer Trevor Gureckis. Visitors are invited to enjoy an interactive color experience by wearing ChromaDepth 3D glasses (provided by the gallery) which “lift” certain colors off the surface while pushing other colors “behind” the surface.

 

 

 

Tropicália Remix will unfold in two phases. During the first half of the show, the main gallery wall will feature a 5’ vertical scroll-banner inspired by the artist’s Mask Series. For the latter part of the exhibition, the artist will be on site to install a 19’ wide “Tropicália Jungle” mural vignette transplanted from the original Cornell Tech site.

 

 

 

ABOUT THE ARTWORK:

 

Gerakaris’ distinctive “Post-Pop Botanic” style tickles the retina and mind, presenting a postnatural vision of nature as if diffracted through a pop-cultural lens – a space where nature and culture converge. Engaging motifs such as poisonous flowers, beauty vs. toxicity, our fractured relationship with the natural environment, and the limits of human perception, the artist employs a vibratory palette, kaleidoscopic geometry, and meticulous detail. While firmly rooted in the traditions of drawing and painting by hand, the artist’s mixed- media process inevitably blurs analog and digital boundaries by integrating various emerging technologies. Gerakaris adds, “Perhaps Tropicália Remix parallels the hypercoherence of our contemporary world— a global civilization that is growing almost as wildly and chaotically as nature itself.”

 

 

ABOUT THE ARTIST:

 

American interdisciplinary artist Peter D. Gerakaris has maintained a NYC studio for over a decade, having earned a BFA from Cornell University in 2003 and an MFA from Hunter College in 2009 where he received the Tony Smith Prize. Gerakaris’ kaleidoscopic paintings, installations, and origami accordion sculptures engage nature-culture themes and are showcased in many prominent institutional collections including the U.S. Department of State Art in Embassies Program Permanent Collection in Libreville, Gabon (Africa), the Schomburg Center, and Citibank, in addition to numerous private collections such as Beth Rudin DeWoody. His artwork has been exhibited around the globe at venues such as the Bronx Museum of the Arts, Daniel Weinberg Gallery, Chinese Contemporary (Beijing), iSolAIR (Cape Verde Islands, West Africa), the National Academy of Fine Arts, and the Mykonos Biennale, and featured in publications like Cool Hunting, Time Out Beijing, the Financial Times, and Architectural Digest. Gerakaris has also created a variety of large-scale, site-specific installations commissioned by Cornell Tech on Roosevelt Island, NY and Bergdorf Goodman on 5th Avenue.

 

 

 

 

 

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Rickie Leiter, Publisher

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Armory Art Center Art Salon: “Metaphor And Materials” With Leora Klaymer Stewart And Vicki Siegel

Join other artists for the Armory Art Center Art salon on Tuesday, March 1st at the Armory Art Center in West Palm Beach.  Using metaphor is common ground for the artworks of Leora Klaymer Stewart and Vicki Siegel. Stewart and Siegel present works that are an exploration of their preferred mediums of fiber (Stewart) and acrylic paint (Siegel). Both artists’ works push the boundaries of their chosen materials to new forms.  The artists explore those commonalities in their new joint exhibition, “Blurring Distinctions”, at the Art Gallery at Eissey Campus, Palm Beach State College, and at this Art Salon. The exhibition runs through March 18, 2016. They will be talking at Art Salon about the new directions they’ve been taking, and also the progression of their careers and the influences that have shaped them. The Rickie Report shares the details for this artist networking opportunity and a few sneak peeks.

 

 

 

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1700 Parker  Avenue    West Palm Beach, FL

561.832.1776

 

 

Armory Art Center Presents

ART SALON:

LEORA KLAYMER STEWART

AND

VICKI SIEGEL

“METAPHOR AND MATERIALS”

Tuesday, March 1, 2016

6:30 – 8:30 pm

 

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“Underwater Life” Detail by Leora Klaymer Stewart

 

 

Using metaphor is common ground for the artworks of Leora Klaymer Stewart and Vicki Siegel. Stewart and Siegel present works that are an exploration of their preferred mediums of fiber (Stewart) and acrylic paint (Siegel). Both artists’ works push the boundaries of their chosen materials to new forms.

 

 

Vicki Siegel and Leora Klaymer Stewart explore those commonalities in their new joint exhibition, “Blurring Distinctions”, opening at the Art Gallery at Eissey Campus, Palm Beach State College, and at this Art Salon. The opening reception for the exhibition will be Tuesday, February 16, 5:30-7:30PM, and the exhibit runs through March 18th, 2016. They will be talking at Art Salon about the new directions they’ve been taking, and also the progression of their careers and the influences that have shaped them. They are both on the faculty of the Armory Art Center, and Vicki teaches at Old School Square School Of The Arts in Delray Beach as well.

 

 

Leora Klaymer Stewart works primarily in 3 dimensions using a variety of textile and digital photo techniques to construct her fiber forms and installations. These “sculptural” forms are constructed of natural and manmade fibrous materials to create pieces that are metaphors for the environment, specifically water as a source for life. Klaymer’s works remind us that the oceans, waterfalls, mangroves, and underwater sea life are endangered and represent the fragility of life on earth.

 

 

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“Alternate Reality” by Vicki Siegel

 

Vicki Siegel’s paintings explore painting and photography combined. Blending the two art forms is a process that results in images that are both real and imaginary. In these colorful figurative works, a boundary becomes a metaphor for the point where two things become different. Human and natural forms are transformed by the use of acrylic paint, image transfers from Siegel’s photographs, paint skins and the addition of light. This use of materials brings new ideas to the medium of acrylic paint.

 

 

 

 

Leora Klaymer Stewart has been creating and constructing fiber artworks since the 1960’s, receiving her BFA and MFA from the School of the Art Institute, Chicago. Leora has a long history of national and international exhibitions as well as architectural commissions and has curated several exhibitions and has been awarded two National Endowment for the Arts fellowships. She has taught fiber arts at prestigious schools throughout the US. Her work has been reviewed and written about in many publications and can be seen at http//www.leorakstewart.com.

 

 

 

 

Vicki Siegel is a contemporary artist whose mixed media paintings, photography and sculpture explore the connection between memory and reality. Vicki is a full time working artist who exhibits extensively, and whose works can be found in many private collections. Previously, she was an art director and creative director in advertising in Milan, Italy, Chicago, and South Florida. 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 Assoc. of Women Artists, and a signature member of the Boca Museum Artists’ Guild among other organizations. Her studio is in Delray Beach, Florida. http//www.Vickisiegelart.com

 

 

 

ART SALONS:

ART SALONS offer stimulating conversations with other artists in the community. As a springboard to each of our explorations, professional artists from South Florida are invited to present their work, talk about what influenced them, and examine the work of influential artists showing in museums and galleries. 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. They’re also an opportunity to explore the practical side of being an artist, of professional development and the sharing of useful resources.

Art Salons are facilitated by Elle Schorr.

Video Archives of past salons are available at http://www.elleschorrphotography.com/

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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Rickie@therickiereport.com

561-537-0291