Art In Public Places: “Body Graphix Mural Project”, An Interview With Sharon Koskoff

The Rickie Report has shared Calls for Art in Public Places before and has written about Public Art Projects in Hobe Sound, Palm Beach County, Boynton Beach, Fort Lauderdale and more.  This article takes our readers behind the scenes, as we interview award winning mural artist and art educator, Sharon Koskoff, who oversaw the “Body Graphix Mural Project”. We hope that art lovers, art patrons and artists get a better understanding and appreciation of these Public Art Projects.

 

 

ART  IN  PUBLIC  PLACES:

 

“BODY  GRAPHIX  MURAL  PROJECT”

 

AN  INTERVIEW  WITH  SHARON  KOSKOFF

 

 

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Body Graphix Mural Project

 

 

 

TRR:How did the Body Graphix Mural Project Begin?

SK:

As one of several Center for Creative Education teaching artists I was eligible to apply for this project, and happily my proposal was accepted. The project was sponsored by the Boys and Girls Clubs in partnership with Palm Beach County Art in Public Places and the Solid Waste Authority’s Recycled Paint Program.

 

The mural spans 80’ and is hung high. It is meant to be seen driving by in a car or as a pedestrian from a distance. We also wanted to introduce the students to three area professional artists from Belle Glade who would also serve as role models for mentorship.

 

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TRR:How was the project formulated?
SK:

 

There are several ways to approach this group mural project….

 

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• An artist makes a design in color and everyone paints different parts of it. The previous mural was painted on 4’ x 8’ wood panels and created a large scale single concept, which was a landscape.

 

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• Everyone gets an individual wood panel and paints anything they want or follows a theme but creates 20 different ideas and colors. Balance is only created in the installation through repetition of similar scale and size.

 

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• My Concept: Combine the two ideas! Each student gets their own panel, the theme is their individual portrait of their ‘physical presence” and chosen images of their “personal essence”. The mural is created in an abstract style of warm and cool colors with overlapping chosen images. The students all use the same selected paint colors and use outlining to create one harmonious mural of 20 individual panels that has a dynamic view from afar.

 

 

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I have used this concept serval times before at public venues as Lake Worth Middle School, Toussaint L’Overture High School, Home Safe youth affected by violence and other locations. I knew it would adapt well to the scrutiny of exterior public art maintenance and longevity, as well as it being age appropriate for the young adult teens.

 

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TRR: Where do you begin?

SK:

Organization is the key to success in an Artist in Residence atmosphere where education and learning is as important as the process of making art and the finished product. Project outlines and lesson plans made it possible to create Body Graphix in eight hands-on workshops.

 

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Materials were gathered loaded and unloaded onto the site. Safety, drop cloths, painting attire, rules and “getting to know you” takes place in the first session. I was going to use a projector to create the personal student silhouettes, so on the first class, I used to the projector to create “head” shots of each student on paper.

 

 

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They got to know me, see my tools, how I operate, learn what to expect, what we were going to do next class, what they needed to prepare and plan for their personal individual “full body portrait – body graphic”.

 

 

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TRR:How did Body Graphix come into being?

SK:

 

We jump right in and begin to paint! We primed the heavy wood panels front and back and the high energy begins to flow… everyone has a job to do with no time to waste!

 

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By the second workshop, we built a “stage” for the panels and the projector light box and the students took turns making their “pose”. Then their inner emotions dictated what symbols to add to the silhouette as the sun, the moon, flowers, sports, animals, planets, rain, lightning, flora, architecture, music …. All symbols that had meaning to each student alone. Theatrically, I hand drew all 20 panels while each student participated posed for their silhouette individually.

 

 

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Students also started a journal book where they wrote their feelings, impressions and ideas of what was going on around them. Some added collage elements to their notebook journals and created artistic book covers.

 

 

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Third Workshop
Warm Colors of Red, Orange, Yellow and Pink were introduced. Teens made a choice to paint the background in warm colors, or their body portrait.

 

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Fourth Workshop
Cool Colors of Blues, Greens and Purple were introduced. If the portrait was warm colors, the background would now be in the cools colors to “pop” out in contrast.

 

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Fifth, Sixth & Seventh Workshops
In the remaining workshops students worked with each other, alone, other with adult volunteers who came by to be part of the high energetic act of creativity!

 

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Three local artists born in Belle Glade, came by to show their work and tell the kids how they became professional artists. Featured in the TV video was Donald Neal.

 

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When the warm and cool panels were completed, a dark brown outline color was mixed to symbolize the “soil” in Belle Glade, as the motto goes, “her soil is her fortune”. The panels were then sealed front and back for exterior longevity and protection from the sun.

 

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All students signed a large ball that could be bounced around the gymnasium as a reminder of the project. Also everyone who was associated with the project dipped their hands in paint and made colorful imprints on a panel to be hung indoors in the recreation room!

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TRR: Let’s talk about the Outcomes

SK:

I led and coordinated the “Body Graphix Mural Project” for the Bill Bailey Center Boys & Girls Club of Palm Beach County participants and extended community, through the educational and artistic process of public mural painting. Participants learned about art, painting, color, design, and scale, as well as teamwork, group effort and social history. Tremendous positive energy was shared while working together, formulating ideas, planning, and problem solving. It was extremely exciting to be connected to the process of a blank canvas that evolves into a successful and significant work of art. Each participant created their own individual “identity” work of art, that installed together, created a beautiful vision of 4’ x 8’ connecting mural panels on the newly painted building!

 

 

 

The following process was implemented: community invited/ stake holders / local guest artist mentors etc., create connections, collaborations and introductions, slide presentations of previous public murals, rules and safety, expectations, questions and answers, create artworks to take home as a silhouette self-portrait on paper, prime mural panels, interactive team projection of full body portrait ”Graphix” onto mural panels using a projector, add individual “identity” designs elements relating to personal participants, learn about warm and cool colors, paint the mural panels, encourage open dialogue of expression in Recap, learn painting techniques, top coat murals with exterior sealer, supervise install of mural panels and then celebrate accomplishments with an all invited Award Certificate Ceremony. The mural project was documented individually through daily “journaling books” with writings, sketches, and thoughts, as well as publicly, through photographs / video and media press releases.

 

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• After the County installed the panels measuring 80’ wide by 8’ tall onto the exterior façade of the Bill Bailey Community Center,a Body Graphix Award Luncheon and presentation was held and everyone celebrated!

  • The Sun wrote a front page story on the Body Graphix mural project. 
  • A half hour TV show featuring the Body Graphix project and it’s aired on the County Connection program since April 2016. 
  • Sharon Koskoff received an accommodation from Congressional Representative Alcee Hastings.
  • Palm Beach Post featured an article on Art in Public Places of PBC with Elayna Toby Singer and the Sharon Koskoff Body Graphix residency.

 

 

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TV Segment Overview

In the latest episode of County Connection, meet the teens, adults and organizations who helped create the “Body Graphix“ murals at the Bill Bailey Community Center in Belle Glade.  Palm Beach County’s Art in Public Places program partnered with the Boys & Girls Clubs of Palm Beach County’s teen after-school program and the Solid Waste Authority’s recycled paint program to design and paint the new murals which recently replaced murals created in 2002 by Glades area students and teachers.

http://www.co.palm-beach.fl.us/publicaffairs/Local_Programs.htm?id=CH20/CC/CountyConnection112PublicMuralProject

 

 

TRR:  Tell us more about yourself and your own art.

SK:

I graduated from Brooklyn College with Honors (Fine Arts Major and Education Minor), Honor Photography and Sculpture, New York School of Interior Design (Masters Color Theory), School of Visual Arts  (Printing).  I’m involved in numerous Associations, including: Florida Humanities Council Speakers Bureau, Arcadia Publications / Author Art Deco of the Palm Beaches / Local History, Founding President Art Deco Society of the Palm Beaches 1987 – present, Public Art Advisory Board of Delray Beach / PAAB Chairperson, School of Creative Arts at the Old School Square Arts Complex / Youth & Adult Art Instructor, Society of Four Arts / Museum Leader of Group Tours, Very Special Arts /VSA Florida / Artist in Residence, Armory Art Center / Historic Preservation / Art & Architectural Lecture Series.

 

TRR: Sharon’s accomplishments and mentorship include collaborations, commissions, workshops, projects and grants on behalf of numerous local non-profit organizations: 

Recent Collaborations/ Commissions / Workshops / Grants / Projects
Cornell Museum at Center for the Arts / Children’s Wing Murals
City of Westgate / Public Sculpture / Ceramic Tile / Community Youth
FIU Wolfsonian Museum / Key Note Speaker
Florida Humanities Council / Amory Art Center Art Deco Lecture Series Grant
Osborne Center/ For the Children / Lake Worth Murals Interior & Exterior
Nine Arch Murals / LULA Lake Worth CRA
Palm Beach County Gov/TV Chanel 20– Inside History / Three Documentaries
Pine Grove Elementary School / Artist in Residence
Plumosa School of the Arts / Artist in Residence
Roosevelt Middle School / Artist in Residence
Safety Net Program / Home Safe A Place for Children / Artist in Residence
Butterfly Installation at Cultural Council
Stage Left Theatre / Boynton Beach

Her recent Awards:
2014-15 Winner Ellen Liman Arts Educator Award of Excellence; Muse Awards Palm Beach County Cultural Council; 2013 International Coalition of Art Deco Societies / Havana, Cuba; Arts & Cultural Exchange Program
2008 / 2010 Finalist Arts Educator of the Year Muse Awards Cultural Council; 2009 / 2015 Women in Executive Leadership.

 

Sharon Koskoff Public Commissions include:

90 Southeast 5th Ave/Exterior Art Murals◊505 Teen Center/Woman’s Club Mural◊American Heart Association/Signature Artist◊ARC/4 Murals◊Armory Art Center/ 1997- 2001 “Artists Ball Designer”◊Armory Art Center Gators Galore /“Gator Calculator”◊Art Deco Society of the Palm Beaches◊Art & Jazz on the Avenue/Official Poster Beach Art in Public Places◊Art in the Alley / Community Art 1 – 5◊Artigas/2 Community Murals◊Atlantic Community High School/3 Murals◊Banyan Creek Elementary Butterfly Mural◊Barton Elementary School/ 8 Murals◊Belvedere Elementary School/ 8 Murals◊Boca Raton Art in Public Places Photo Exhibition◊Boca Raton Elementary School/2 Murals◊Boca Raton Express Museum/Tile Train Depot◊Boys & Girls Club of PBC/Art in Public Places PBC Belle Glade, FL◊C.W. Gerstenberg Hospice, Children’s Bereavement◊Carver Middle School/2 Murals/Book Installation◊Center for Creative Education/Project LEAP◊Cezanne Jazz Club at Sheraton Hotel/Mural WPB ◊City of Aventura/3 Murals, Founders Day Festival◊City of Westgate/Community Ceramic Totem Pole ◊ Clematis Street Bench Project/Metropolitan Sponsor◊Coffee Gallery Café/3 Murals Lake Worth / 4 Murals◊Connor Moran Children’s Cancer Foundation, Mural◊Crosspointe Elementary School, Cafeteria Murals◊Del Prado Elementary School,Cafeteria Murals◊Delray Beach Cultural Loop, Open Door Project◊Delray Beach Cultural Loop, Community Chairs ◊Delray Beach Flower Festival,Millennium Project ◊Delray Beach Flower Festival,Toussaint L ‘Overture◊Delray Beach Multicultural Festival,Murals◊Delray Full Service Center (Old Carver Middle)◊Discovery Key Elementary School,3 Murals◊Eagles Landing Middle School, 7 Murals◊Environmental Resources Management Palm Beach◊First Night 2001 – 2014,10 Puppets on Wheels◊First Night 2004, Seven Hole Miniature Golf Murals◊Galilee Retirement Village, 7 Murals◊Good Samaritan Hospital Kids ER Lobby◊Greenacres Elementary School,3 Murals◊Gringle, Dougherty & Wheat – Have a Seat!◊Hamburger Heaven Clematis Murals◊Hidden Oaks Elementary,Mural◊Home Safe / A Place for Children 5 Murals◊Hotel Biba Showtel 2004,Flower Bed ◊HRS Lobby & HRS Pediatric AIDS ◊Indian Ridge School, 20 Murals ◊JCC Theatre Production Mural and 6 Sculptures ◊JCC, Wild Things: A Child’s Right to Read◊JCC, Hanukkah-fest,10 Pastel Murals – WPB ◊JCC 350 Years of Jewish History in America◊Jefferson Davis Middle School, Murals ◊ Jell-O Shots! Resource Depot Recycle Center ◊Juneteenth! Shady Museum Freedom Celebration ◊ Juvenile Justice of Port St. Lucie/ VSA Artist◊Juvenile Justice of Palm Beach County◊Keyes to the Cities/Kretzer Pianos Kravis Center◊Lincoln Elementary School, 8 Murals ◊ Loggers Run Middle School,4 Murals ◊ B Love’s Drug Building, 1/8 Community Mural NARP◊March of Dimes, 8 Murals ◊Mario’s Market West Atlantic,Exterior Murals◊ Morikami Park Elementary School ◊Native Sun, Have a Seat! Adirondack Chair ◊Nine Muses, Art Therapy Mural ◊Nine Arch Murals Lake Worth◊Norton Museum of Art,2 Murals◊Northmore Elementary School,2 Murals◊Odyssey Middle School,10 Murals◊Old School Square/Cornell Museum Murals ◊Orchard View Elementary School,2 Murals◊Office Depot Corporate Headquarters,3 Murals◊Open Door Project / Cultural Loop Delray◊Osborne Center,For the Children, 9 Murals◊Palm Beach County Millennium CouncilPalm Beach Gardens Hospital,10 Murals◊Palm Beach International Airport 2 Murals◊Palm Beach Public School,2 Murals◊Palm Beach Zoo Dreher Park,50 Mural Panels◊ Palm Beach Zoo at Dreher Park,Boo at the Zoo Live Animal Stage, Christmas in July◊Palm Springs Elementary School,2 Murals◊Palm Springs Middle School,30 Murals◊Palmetto Elementary School,Murals◊Parker’s Kitchen Building, 2 Murals◊PBICA, Palm Beach Institute Contemporary◊Pineapple Grove Archway, Ceramic Tile Bases◊Pine Grove School of the Arts,18 Murals◊Pine Grove/Paint Up Pine Grove, Lead Artist◊Plumosa School of the Arts/ Go Green Murals◊Port Salerno Elementary School◊Post Card Murals Sent to the US Troops◊Puppetry Art Center of the Palm Beaches◊Quest Theatre,Theatre Design and Murals◊Ranger Construction Corporate Office◊Robert Montgomery’s Home Safe Project◊Roosevelt Elementary School,10 Murals◊Roosevelt Middle School,3 Murals◊Rosemont Park,Ceramic Tiles/Words to Live By◊Royce Hotel,Murals ◊SD Spady Elementary School,11 Murals◊Solid Waste Authority PB County◊South Florida Science Museum◊St. Mary’s Hospital, Mural◊Stage Left Theatre / Boynton Murals◊Sugar Sand Science Playground◊Sunfest Banner Project◊Sunrise Park Elementary School, 3 Murals◊U. B Kinsey/Palmview School of the Arts◊United Way Day Care,5 Murals◊Very Special Arts/ VSA◊Washington Elementary School◊Westgate CRA,Totem Project◊ Westward Elementary School◊West Palm Beach Centennial◊Whispering Pines Elementary School◊Women’s Circle of Hope/Signature Artist◊YMCA of Boca Raton,Murals.

 

For more information about this article and to see more of Sharon’s artwork, please visit:

Sharon Koskoff websites include:

Art Deco Society of the Palm Beaches
325 SW 29th Avenue, Delray Beach, Florida 33445

Email: BySharon@ArtDecoPB.org

www.BySharon.com
www. ArtDecoPB.org

 

 

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Palm Beach Gardens, FL 33420

Rickie@therickiereport.com

561-537-0291

1st Annual West Palm Beach Arts Festival By Armory Art Center Accepting Applications Until September 15th

Artists are invited to participate in the 1st Annual West Palm Beach Arts Festival produced by the Armory Art Center on December 3rd and 4th. ART LOVERS: Mark these dates on your calendars now!  This will feature local and out-of-town artists, live music, demonstrations, food trucks, and activities for all ages. This event will be well-publicized by local media reporting, media sponsorships, advertising, and social media. Scheduled at the perfect time for holiday shopping, vendors will reach affluent Palm Beach and Broward County residents, plus engage our large seasonal tourist population. This Rickie Report shares the details and urges you to apply now!  Artist Deadline to Apply:  September 15th!

 

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1700 Parker Avenue W. Palm Beach, FL 33401

 

 

 

1st Annual West Palm Beach Arts Festival

Saturday, December 3

Sunday, December 4

10 am – 5 pm

 

 

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Festival Activities:

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

The campus hosts space for 180 10’x10’ tents throughout the Armory’s sprawling campus.

Tents will be located outdoors in the courtyard, in the front parking lot, and in Montgomery Hall which is inside the Armory Art Center’s historic art deco building.

 

The Armory Art Center is on the south end of Howard Park within walking distance of the Kravis Center for the Performing Arts, the Palm Beach Convention Center, Hilton West Palm Beach, and CityPlace—a premier shopping, dining, and entertainment destination.
Artists will have the opportunity to interact with the public through art demos and booth chats. Live music, food, and kid’s activities make the festival a perfect experience for all.

 

Set up is on Friday, December 2nd. Artists parking will be available.

To participate go to www.westpalmbeachartsfestival.com

  • Submit three jpegs of the artwork you plan to sell along with your application.
  • Application deadline is September 15, 2016
  • Notification deadline is October 1, 2016
  • There is a $25 artist application fee
  • Booths are 10’ x 10’ for $125 each. After selection instructions for booth payment will be sent.
  • After acceptance into the festival, instructions for booth payment will be provided.
  • Booth fees will be due within three weeks after acceptance until November 4th and due immediately after acceptance after November 4th.
  • Tent Requirements: Tents must be 10’x10’ and made to withstand wind and rain. The tent color must be white to remain consistent with event standards. Recommended brands are Light Done, Show Off, and Flourish.
  • There is a minimum of 50 lbs. of weight per corner required to meet quality standards.
    Tent Rental: “Tents 4 Events” is offering tents for rent with set-up and breakdown included. Please log on to www.Tents4Events.us or call 954-675-7634 directly to setup your tent rental.

 

 

 

The mission of the Armory Art Center is to inspire the creation and experience of art. The Armory’s vision is to be the leading visual arts education and exhibition center of the Palm Beaches. Housed in an historic Art Deco building, the Armory provides art classes for students of all ages, exhibitions, art salons, lectures, and special events. Held in twelve state-of-the-art studios, nearly 100 courses are offered including ceramics, digital arts, drawing, glass fusing, jewelry, painting, printmaking, fibers, sculpture, and 20 exhibitions are hosted annually in four galleries. For more information, visit www.armoryart.org or call 561-832-1776 x33.

 

 

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

Rickie Leiter, Publisher

The Rickie Report

P.O.Box 33423

Palm Beach Gardens, FL 33420

Rickie@therickiereport.com

561-537-0291

Stanford Slutsky Does It Again! “Food Of Your Childhood Brings Back The Good Times” At SOLO Exhibit In Delray Beach

The Shirley & Barton Weisman Delray Community Center located in Delray Beach is happy to announce the opening of a SOLO exhibition, “Food of Your Childhood to Bring Back the Good Times”. This exhibition of works by Stanford Slutsky has been curated by artists, Ralph Papa and Ann Schwartz. The show begins Monday, July 18th and runs through October 8, 2016.  The Free, Public Opening Reception and opportunity to meet the artist takes place on Sunday, September 18, 2016.  The Rickie Report shares the details and some sneak peeks!  You’re going to LOVE this 3D artwork enough to take it home!

 

 

 

 

 

Shirley & Barton Weisman

Delray Community Center

7091 W.Atlantic Avenue        Delray Beach, FL 33446 

PRESENTS:

“Food of Your Childhood To

Bring Back the Good Times”

A    SOLO   EXHIBIT   BY:

STANFORD    SLUTSKY

Free and Open To The Public

 

Opens Monday, July 18, 2016

 

 

Exhibit runs Monday, July 18th through October 8th, 2016

Free, Meet the Artist Reception:

Sunday, September 18th

2  to 4 pm 

 

 

 The Weisman Delray Community Center

Is open to the public at no charge.

 

HOURS:

Monday, Tuesday, Thursday:  9 am – 5pm

Wednesday: 9 am – 9 pm

Friday: 9 am – 4:30 pm

 

Closed Weekends and Holidays with exception of Artist Reception.

For more information: Risa Demato 561.558.2149

 

 

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Sanford Slutsky with 3D Mixed Media

 

 

 

Born in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, Stanford Slutsky is a nationally and internationally known American painter and sculptor who has exhibited extensively in south Florida including in the Coral Springs Museum of Art, the Art Institute of Ft. Lauderdale, Ft. Lauderdale Museum of Art and many more museums. His evolution as an artist has led him to create larger-than-life explorations of food. But not just any food has captured his fancy… Slutsky harnesses the innocence of youth with sculptures of large donuts covered with colorful sprinkles, popsicles, strawberry shortcakes, ice cream on sticks, cakes, candy and even fruit, cheeseburgers and hot dogs.

 

 

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Stanford Slutsky’s “Assorted Candy”

 

By exaggerating the size of these snacks and desserts, the artist similarly enhances the viewer’s craving. Slutsky states, “After walking through the market, I see something sweet to create and proceed to recreate in my studio by eating, studying, feeling and smelling my new subject matter.” Slutsky then starts by taking photos, measuring, sculpting, sanding, and mixing paint colors for the mixed media construction of his artwork.

 

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Stanford Slutsky’s “Orange Push Up”

 

 

 

 

After 30 years focusing on and perfecting his optical illusion Art and geometric techniques, Slutsky has now moved into his new territory. His memory of the summer of 1957 when he drove a Good Humor ice cream truck and was called “Stan the Good Humor Man” drives his intention to stimulate and provoke a positive emotional response to our love of food.

 

 

 

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Stanford Slutsky’s “Big Boy”

 

 

 

Combining all his techniques with his love of art and his other passion…food. which he creates giant size realistic sculptures.  “When I was a child,” says Slutsky of Boynton Beach, FL, “there was something about the illusions magicians created that captured my imagination. I want that same vivid sense of illusions to be central in all my artwork. Today, all of my new works of food are creations of colorful, playful and appetizing – yet calorie free”.

 

 

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Stanford Slutsky’s “Half Dozen”

 

 

 

Slutsky has exhibited in numerous venues and participated in many national and international competitions including Boca Raton Museum of Art 54th Annual All Florida Juried Competition and Exhibition, (out of more than 1100 submissions by nearly 400 artists, he was one of less than 100 artists chosen to represent the Best in Florida), 2016 His “Assorted Candy” won award at The Armory Art Center ( West Palm Beach), Art in Public Places at the Palm Beach international Airport, Rosen Museum Gallery (Boca Raton), and Hortt 45 The Best Of South Florida, among others.

 

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Stanford Slutsky’s “Paper Dot Candy”

 

The Weisman Delray Community Center is open to the public at no charge. Hours are Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, Friday 9 am to 5 pm, Wednesday 9 am-9 pm. Closed Weekends and Holidays with exception of Artist Reception. For more information, contact Risa Demato 561.558.2149 risad@ralesjfs.org

 

 

 

For more information about the artist visit:

www.stanfordslutsky.com or email mr-food@att.net or call: 561.865.1285

 

 

 

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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Palm Beach Gardens, FL 33420

Rickie@therickiereport.com

561-537-0291

1st Annual West Palm Beach Arts Festival Call To Artists Produced By Armory Art Center

Artists are invited to participate in the 1st Annual West Palm Beach Arts Festival produced by the Armory Art Center on December 3rd and 4th. This will feature local and out-of-town artists, live music, demonstrations, food trucks, and activities for all ages. This event will be well-publicized by local media reporting, media sponsorships, advertising, and social media. Scheduled at the perfect time for holiday shopping, vendors will reach affluent Palm Beach and Broward County residents, plus engage our large seasonal tourist population.  This Rickie Report shares the details and urges you to apply now!  ART LOVERS: Mark these dates on your calendars now!

 

 

Armory-Art-Center-Logo-2012

1700 Parker Avenue    W. Palm Beach, FL 33401

 

1st Annual West Palm Beach Arts Festival

Saturday, December 3

Sunday, December 4

10 am – 5 pm

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Festival Activities:

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

 

 

The campus hosts space for 180 10’x10’ tents throughout the Armory’s sprawling campus.

 

Tents will be located outdoors in the courtyard, in the front parking lot, and in Montgomery Hall which is inside the Armory Art Center’s historic art deco building.

 

The Armory Art Center is on the south end of Howard Park within walking distance of the Kravis Center for the Performing Arts, the Palm Beach Convention Center, Hilton West Palm Beach, and CityPlace—a premier shopping, dining, and entertainment destination.
Artists will have the opportunity to interact with the public through art demos and booth chats. Live music, food, and kid’s activities make the festival a perfect experience for all.
Set up is on Friday, December 2nd. Artists parking will be available.

To participate go to www.westpalmbeachartsfestival.com

 

 

 

  •  Submit three jpegs of the artwork you plan to sell along with your application.
  •  There is a $25 artist application fee until November 25, 2016
  •  $35 late deadline fee between November 26 and December 1, 2016.
  •  Booths are 10’x10’ for the premiere year special price of $125 each.
  • After acceptance into the festival, instructions for booth payment will be provided. Booth fees will be due within three weeks after acceptance until November 4th and due immediately after acceptance after November 4th.
  • Tent Requirements: Tents must be 10’x10’ and made to withstand wind and rain. The tent color must be white to remain consistent with event standards. Recommended brands are Light Done, Show Off, and Flourish.
  • There is a minimum of 50 lbs. of weight per corner required to meet quality standards.
    Tent Rental: “Tents 4 Events” is offering tents for rent with set-up and breakdown included. Please log on to www.Tents4Events.us or call 954-675-7634 directly to setup your tent rental.

 

 

 

The mission of the Armory Art Center is to inspire the creation and experience of art. The Armory’s vision is to be the leading visual arts education and exhibition center of the Palm Beaches. Housed in an historic Art Deco building, the Armory provides art classes for students of all ages, exhibitions, art salons, lectures, and special events. Held in twelve state-of-the-art studios, nearly 100 courses are offered including ceramics, digital arts, drawing, glass fusing, jewelry, painting, printmaking, fibers, sculpture, and 20 exhibitions are hosted annually in four galleries. For more information, visit www.armoryart.org or call 561-832-1776 x33.

 

 

 

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

Rickie Leiter, Publisher

The Rickie Report

P.O.Box 33423

Palm Beach Gardens, FL 33420

Rickie@therickiereport.com

561-537-0291

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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1700 Parker Avenue     W. Palm Beach, Florida 33401

www.armoryart.org

 

S  H  A  W  N      H  A  L  L:

 

 

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

 

 

AT   THE   ART   SALON

 

 

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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1121 Lucerne Avenue      Lake Worth, FL 33460

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.

 

 

 

 

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