OSGS|Ortiz-Smykla Gallery-Studio will present two receptions this week! Diane Bernstein is noted for her strong and bold paintings integrating negative space with vibrant color. Elayna Toby Singer’s assemblage kinetic sculptures and jewelry blend art, nature, spirit and story. The Rickie Report knows you’ll enjoy both events and shares the information here.
OSGS| Ortiz-Smykla Gallery-Studio
Invites you to:
Public Receptions/ Meet the Artists
Friday, March 7th 6-8 pm
Elayna Toby Singer
Saturday, March 8th 6-8 pm
500 Northwood Road
West Palm Beach, FL
OSGS|Ortiz-Smykla Gallery-Studio of West Palm Beach, Florida is having an opening reception for local artists Diane Bernstein and Elayna Toby Singer. The public is invited to both receptions, March 7th and March 8th from 6- 8 pm.
Dianne began as a classically trained figurative painter After traveling and studying in Italy, she began painting plein air landscapes. She is now painting large abstract and expressionistic figurative paintings.
Her current work is noted for striking palettes, dynamic brushwork, visual movement and the integration of negative space with vibrant color fields. Her work is at once simple and complex…and always about the paint. She works from two studios in West Palm Beach and Philadelphia.
2013 was a great year for Diane! Her work was shown at Art PalmBeach by the Neustadter Gallery of New York and received accolades from Palm Beach Illustrated Magazine that called her “the best new artist in Palm Beach County.”
Diane’s latest works, a collection titled “Painted Women: Moods and Mystery”, have been called edgy for her use of color, shapes and mystery. She will be exhibiting a selection of her paintings, with many of the works to be exhibited for the reception new works not currently on exhibit at OSGS but paralleling the currently exhibited works.
Elayna Toby Singer
Sometimes, Elayna Toby Singer’s collected materials spend time in her “rust farm” before they’re re-imagined into a kinetic sculpture or jewelry. Auto Reflection strands – comprised of auto parts and other objects each “auto reflection” strand invites us to contemplate individuality and wholeness. She explains, “Connecting one object to the next, both physically and visually, energy and awareness journey between root and crown. The space between reminds us to breathe. Twirling and dancing with the air around us, energy shifts, spirit awakens, transformation occurs”.
After receiving her B.A. in Cultural Anthropology, Elayna Toby Singer moved
from Chicago to San Francisco where she began her craft as a jeweler,
working with beads from around the world. While there her love affair with
horticulture was ignited. As a Longwood Fellow, Elayna Toby received her M.S. in Public Horticulture Administration and Museum Management. For 15 years she worked in botanical gardens in Chicago, Philadelphia, Washington, D.C., and Naples, FL creating landscapes, exhibitions and community programs. In the mid 1990′s, inspired by Mother Nature’s exquisite beauty, Elayna Toby collected fallen seeds and branches which she combined with beads to create her earliest kinetic works.
Elayna Toby Singer tells us, “My assemblage kinetic sculptures and jewelry blend art, nature, spirit and story. I’m drawn to materials that come from the earth and to forms transformed through encounters with the elements. Discarded and precious materials – vintage tools, mineral stones, found objects and beads from around the world – are combined to create one-of-a-kind kinetic sculptures and jewelry. Presented in new contexts, each object’s intrinsic beauty is revealed. No two Elayna Toby pieces are ever the same”.
In 2003 Elayna Toby began incorporating found objects into her sculptures. Over time her work grew in scale and complexity, and in 2009 she was invited to lead a “natural mobiles” workshop in Mexico for Habla: The Center for Language and Culture. Her work has been featured in Palm Beach ArtsPaper, Traditional Home, Palm Beach Daily News and on BobVila.com. In 2010 she was invited to create her first site-specific installation, for the Ann Norton Sculpture Gardens. As her work grew in scale and complexity in 2013 Elayna Toby was invited to create her first interactive multi-sensory installation for Palm Beach State College. Additional showings include the Cultural Council of Palm Beach County, International Kinetic Art Exhibition and Symposium; Armory Art Center; and Studio 1608.
Art runs in the veins of gallery curators Evelyn and Jonathon Ortiz-Smykla. OSGS, is the embodiment of their love of art, and for sharing the work of talented artists. On any given day, a visit to their gallery sends guests crossing paths with a variety of works in many mediums that include modern-art paintings, sculptures, and home decor. But the team also does their own creating inside the studio: custom framing is available with a large number of options for materials, glass, matting, and mounting. The gallery also brings in guest speakers for the Bring Your Own Chair lecture series, whose dates are published on the gallery’s website. The gallery is located at 500 Northwood Road in West Palm Beach.
For more information about Diane Bernstein’s artistry, please visit: http://thewo
For more information about Elayna Toby Singer’s artistry, please visit:www.elaynatobyart.com or https://www.facebook.com/ElaynaTobySinger
For more information about OSGS: Visit our website for more information about the gallery visit: http://www.osgsart.com/ Evelyn Ortiz Smykla & Jonathon Ortiz-Smykla OSGS Ortiz-Smykla|Gallery-Studio p: 561-833-2223 OSGSart@hotmail.com www.OSGSart.com or http://www.facebook.com/OSGSart