Artisans On The Ave Presents “The Vanishing Series” Art Exhibit Featuring Toni G. Willey

Toni G. Willey considers herself an artist/activist and her paintings reflect her thoughts and world issues. She admires many of the “Street Artists” who express themselves as she does. She shares  feelings and passion in her art, revealing an everyday truth that is before everybody’s eyes… but how many keep walking by, missing the point?  Artisans On The Ave features Toni’s artwork through her “Vanishing Series”.  The Rickie Report shares details and some sneak peeks.  The Exhibit opens on Saturday, February 13th with a Free Public Reception.

 

 

 

 

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Artisans On The Ave
630 Lake Avenue    Lake Worth, FL 33460
561-762-8162  or  561-582-3300

 

 

 

 

 

“The Vanishing Series” Art Exhibit

by

Toni G. Willey

Opening Reception:

Saturday, February 13, 2016

 

 

6:00 – 9:00 PM

Gallery Hours:  Open 7 days a week
Monday thru Saturday 11am – 9pm
Sunday 11am – 6pm

 

 

 

 

This is a free event, refreshments will be served

 

 

 

 

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“Elephant” by Tony G. Willey

 

 

 

Toni G. Willey found that colored pencils and a tablet had been appendages as far back as she can remember, then one day, fate intervened and drawing turned to painting at the age of seven. Teachers said she painted the way Mozart played music; it just rolled off her fingers and made her compelled to paint.

 

 

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“Monarch” by Toni G. Willey

 

 

She considers herself an artist/activist and her paintings reflect her thoughts and world issues. She admires many of the “Street Artists” who express themselves, as she does… with feeling and passion that shows their art revealing an everyday truth that is before everybody’s eyes, but people just keep walking by everyday… missing the point….

 

 

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“Green Turtle” by Toni G. Willey

 

 

Her latest form of artistic activism happens on the canvas with “The Vanishing Series”, which uses those inhabitants of earth who are facing extinction. Toni paints with a style that brings her images to life with her choice of realistic colors and techniques. Her own rendition of the animals she paints remind us of the images that early man etched on the walls of a cave in past prehistoric times. When looking at her “African Animal Series”, it is as if you are actually walking through the depths of the jungle and seeing the massive strength and beauty of its inhabitants.

 

 

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“See Horses” by Toni G. Willey

 

 

 

You get a true sense of being one with these wonderfully marvelous animals she portrays and paints on her canvas. Her paintings reveal the likeness of each of the animals she paints and when looking at and admiring her “Vanishing Series” you become aware of the tragedy of the loss and extinction of each one of these beautiful animals that are so important to us.

 

 

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“Lion” by Toni G. Willey

 

 

 

 

Toni a vegan, states “I am an avid animal lover and rescuer and have two rescue dogs of my own”. With the knowledge and vision that Toni exposes to us in her art she hopes that each one of us can become aware of how important it is to try and save what is left of these beautiful creatures that we might not see on the earth one day. We are sure after seeing Toni G Willey’s meaningful art exhibit “Vanishing Series” you will hold a place in your heart for these rare and special creatures.

 

For more information please contact:

Artisans On The Ave
Owners
Betty Wilson 561-762-8162
Linda Manganaro 561-308-7263
www.ArtisansOnTheave.com

 

 

 

 

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New Call For Art: Art Synergy / Art Boca Raton: Open To Martin County And Palm Beach Counties

ArtSynergy has been invited to exhibit at ArtBocaRatonDavid and Lee Ann Lester of Next Level Fairs have launched a new project, the Art Boca Raton Contemporary Art Fair, March 17-21, 2016 to be held in the International Pavilion of the Palm Beaches in cooperation with Florida Atlantic University.  Showcasing contemporary, modern and emerging art, sculpture, photography, works on paper and installations, the fair will offer a broad range of art to both beginning and seasoned collectors. Deadline for Artists: March 1st.   Art Lovers, Save These Dates:  March 17 – 21st! The Rickie Report shares this exciting news and details, with more to follow!

 

 

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CALL FOR ART

Art Synergy/Art Boca Raton

Deadline: March 1st

 

 

 

 

The Opening Gala Preview

March 17th

To benefit the Boca Raton Museum and Art School  

International Pavilion of the Palm Beaches

3450 NW 8th Avenue   Boca Raton, FL

 (off Spanish River Drive)

 

 

David and Lee Ann Lester of Next Level Fairs have launched a new project, the Art Boca Raton Contemporary Art Fair, March 17-21, 2016 to be held in the International Pavilion of the Palm Beaches in cooperation with Florida Atlantic University. Showcasing contemporary, modern and emerging art, sculpture, photography, works on paper and installations, the fair will offer a broad range of art to both beginning and seasoned collectors. Art Boca Raton will encompass 60-65 dealers carefully selected by a curatorial committee in order to assure dealer quality and exclusivity.  The International Pavilion of the Palm Beaches will include a 65,000 sq. ft. /6100 sq. meter exhibition hall, a full service restaurant, sculpture garden and lecture hall facility. Ample parking and valet service will be available to fair attendees.

 

 

 

SHOW SCHEDULE


 

 

March 16, 2016 | 12 – 3 PM Drop off work

March 17- 21, 2016-Exhibition Dates

March 21, 2015 | 6 – 7 PM –Pick up work.

 

 

 

APPLICATION GUIDELINES


 

 

 

Art Synergy/Art Boca Raton 2016 Exhibition is open to all professional artists who reside and work in Palm Beach and Martin Counties.

 

All artists wishing to participate are required to submit an application to the jury and must apply online.



The non-refundable fee for the online application is $25

Due to limited space, only once piece may be submitted and cannot exceed 36” in width.

The deadline to apply is March 1, 2016.

All work to be exhibited must be well conceived, expertly executed, and arrive ready to hang.

If you need a pedestal or monitor YOU MUST PROVIDE IT.

All work should reflect the individuality of the artist.

Giclees reproductions of paintings will not be accepted.

Notification of the jury’s decision for the 2016 show will be posted online at ArtSynergyPBC.com on or before March 7, 2016.

A contract and other forms will be sent to those accepted into the 2016 show.

You must provide a Certified Certificate of Authenticity for each work accepted.

Please double check to make sure you have entered an up-to-date email address on your application.

**All submitted 2D or hanging works must be wired and ready for hanging, loose flat work not framed (I.e. prints, photographs, etc.) will not be acceptable entries.**

 



CATEGORIES

 

2D, 3D, and Video/Film

 

ENTRY RULES


 

The images submitted must fully reflect the work to be exhibited in the booth.

An artist who works in more than one media category, must submit an application in each category.

If one application is accepted, only work in that category may be exhibited.

 

 

IMAGES


 

Each applicant may submit (1i) one mage of the work to be shown for consideration by the jury.

The width may not exceed 36 inches.

The depth is flexible.

File format: JPEG only

File dimensions: No smaller than 1920 pixels on the longest side
File resolution: 72 dpi (standard web resolution)

File size: 5 MB maximum
All image files must be labeled with: artist name_title_size.jpg or they will not be considered.

 

Images should be emailed to: artsynergypbc@gmail.com

 

 



JURY DECISIONS


 

Jurors’ selections are based on the level of technical skill, quality of workmanship, and originality of design as represented in the images submitted.
  Jurors:
TBA

 

 

 

 

Online Payment:


Payments Online can be made at PayPal to artsynergypbc@gmail.com

Mail-In Payment:


Send a Check, payable to ArtSynergy Inc. to:


Ilene Adams
158 Hampton Place
Jupiter, FL 33458

 

 

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Nathan D. Rosen Museum Gallery Invites You To “Art 2016 Biennial Juried Art Show”

“Art 2016 Biennial Juried Exhibition” opens at the Levis JCC Sandler Center in Boca Raton. From a hip-hop dancer to a kaleidoscope of color, sultry black and white scenes to mouth-watering plates of food—”Art 2016″ brings a delightful smorgasbord of works juried into the show from over 430 submissions from around the country. The Free Opening Reception takes place on February 11th.  Whether you love photography, oils, watercolors, pastels, sculptures, 3-D, contemporary, still life, the humorous, the political, the esoteric, the sublime—you’ll find something to catch your eye in this eclectic show.  The Rickie Report shares some sneak peeks and urges you to see what the excitement is all about!

 

 

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Opening Reception/Awards Ceremony  

Thursday, February 11, 2016  

4-6 pm  

 

Free, but please RSVP  561.558.2520

The exhibit runs through March 17

The Levis JCC Sandler Center in Boca Raton

 

 

9801 Donna Klein Blvd. Boca Raton, FL 33428

 

 

 

 

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“Attitude” by Sydelle Lazar

 

 

 

“Art 2016 Biennial Juried Exhibition” opens at the Levis JCC Sandler Center in Boca Raton. Winners of the Art 2016 Biennial Juried Competition will be announced on Thursday, February 11th, at the Opening Reception, 4-6 p.m., at the Nathan D. Rosen Museum Gallery. The competition, which drew 432 submissions from around the country, includes original paintings, graphics, mixed media, wood, clay, metal, glass, fiber art, fine beaded jewelry, sculptures and photographs.

 

 

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“Explorations in Blue” by Caryn Kabat

 

 

 

“Art 2016”, founded and sponsored by Sylvia Rosen over twenty years ago, is held every other year. Walter O’Neill, Director of the Art School at the Boca Raton Museum of Art, judged this year’s competition. Awards will be presented at 5 p.m. and include: Best in Show ($1,000), Craft Art Award ($500); 3 Awards of Merit ($250 each) and 3 Honorable Mentions. The reception is free and open to the public—RSVP to 561-558-2520. The exhibit runs through March 17.

 

 

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“Reminisce” by Deborah Rader

 

 

 

 

 

From a hip-hop dancer to a kaleidoscope of color, sultry black and white scenes to mouth-watering plates of food—Art 2016 brings a delightful smorgasbord of works juried into the show from over 430 submissions from around the country. Whether you love photography, oils, watercolors, pastels, sculptures, 3-D, contemporary, still life, the humorous, the political, the esoteric, the sublime—you’ll find something to catch your eye in this eclectic show.

 

 

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“Awesome Table” by Erik Kucera

 

The Nathan D. Rosen Museum Gallery hosts exceptional exhibitions of works by local, national and international artists. Its mission is to encourage understanding of cross-cultural influences in the visual arts and include exhibitions in the visual arts, exhibitions of historical importance, contemporary art, folk art, and mixed media works.

 

 

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“Naamah portrait” by Benjamin Kenagan

 

The Phyllis & Harvey Sandler Center at the Adolph & Rose Levis Jewish Community Center provides a welcoming environment and a sense of community for active adults of all ages to pursue high quality and enriching educational, cultural, social and recreational experiences. It is located at 21050 95th Avenue South, Boca Raton, FL 33428

 

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“On the Easel” by Nadine Saitlin

 

 

 

 

The Levis JCC welcomes individuals of all ages, races, and religious affiliations living in South Florida.
www.levisjcc.org

 

 

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“Love Can Change The World” At Bootz Cultural Arts Camp, Free Admission and Parking

Bootz Cultural Arts Center invites everyone to enjoy a free evening of art while spreading the message that  “Love Can Change the World”. This exhibition will feature art demonstrations and creations by local artists as well as teachers and students of Bootz Cultural Arts Center. Saturday, February 13 from 5 – 9 pm promises to be a love fest! The Rickie Report shares the details and a few sneak peeks. The Bootz Cultural Arts Center offers a range of multicultural arts classes to children and adults.

 

 

 

 

 

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Bootz Cultural Art Center

420 South SR 7 Suite 118    Royal Palm Beach, FL 33414

561.290.2753

 

Invites You To:

 

“Love Can Change the World”

February 13, 2016

5 – 9 pm

 

 

Bootz Cultural Arts Camp invites the public to a new event, “Love Can Change The World” on February 13th from 5- 9 pm.  This event will feature the artwork, books and crafts of local artists, including faculty and children. Enjoy the Art demonstrations and meet the artists! The event is Free and there is Free Parking available.

 

 

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Linda Zolet will be doing a floral painting in acrylic demonstration, in addition to exhibiting her paintings.

 

 

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Meet Sandra Barbieri, fine artist and children’s book illustrator

 

 

 

 

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Meet fine artist with a sense of humor, Mark Allen!  He’ll be exhibiting  Coffee mugs, shirts, and greeting cards by Proper Mental Attitude

 

 

 

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Decorative picture frames by Amparo de la Cruz make great house gifts – for yourself or others!

 

 

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Artist Jayne Ives Exhibits her paintings and hand made tiles

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

For more information please visit:

bootzculturalartscenter.com

Bootz Cultural Arts Center

420 S. State Rd. 7, #118 Royal Palm Beach, Fl

Contact Mayling Pao at 786.­237.­9167 or Email: info@bootzculturalartscenter.com

 

 

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Poets Of The Palm Beaches Announce February Schedule And Earth Day Poetry Contest

Are you an emerging poet? A prolific poet? The Poets of the Palm Beaches will host three events in February, which are all Open to the Public! Events take place in different parts of Palm Beach County and are FREE. Some Poetry Readings offer Cash prizes.  If you are curious, a beginner, intermediate or advanced poet, this is the organization to get involved with! Their mission is to support and encourage the creation of original poetry in Palm Beach County, FL. The Rickie Report shares the information here, including the Earth Day Poetry Contest (Open to non-members AND members)!

 

 

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2016 EARTH DAY POETRY CONTEST

 

 

We are asking you to submit your Earth Day poems for this special contest. The theme of the poem must be related to the Earth Day cause of love and concern for the planet and all its inhabitants. All forms of poetry are acceptable. Entries must be typed, and printed on one side of 8 ½ X 11 paper, single or double-spaced. No artwork or fancy fonts. Each poem must have a title. Only ONE poem per page, in normal 12-point font. On the top show your name, address, telephone number and e-mail address. Please submit all entries at the same time. There is a maximum of 3 poems per poet. Entry to the Earth Day Contest is free. This contest is open to residents of Palm Beach County only. You must maintain at least a part time residence in Palm Beach County to be eligible. It is open to members and nonmembers of Poets of the Palm Beaches. First Prize: $50, Second Prize: $25, Honorable Mentions. DEADLINE: Postmark: 03/28/16. Keep copies of your poems, as none will be returned. Judges unaffiliated with The Poets of the Palm Beaches will select the winners. Send entries to: PO Box 1434, Lake Worth FL 33460, or by email to: poetsofthepalmbeaches@gmail.com

 

 

February, 2016

MEETINGS:

 

 

2nd Wednesday Workshop

February 10, 2016

7:00 pm

 

Place: Panera’s Cafe — 771 Village Blvd., West Palm Beach 33409

Workshop: Open to the public. Original work only. No charge. Bring at least 12 copies of one poem

Contact: Ron Rosoff at 561-232-2888.

 

 

3rd Tuesday Workshop

February 16, 2016

7:00 pm

 

Place: Palm Beach Friends (Quaker) Meeting House, 823 North A Street, Lake Worth 33460 Just a little more than one block South of 10th Ave North

Workshop: Open to the public. Original work only. No charge. Bring at least 10 copies of one poem.

Contact: John Palozzi at 561-588 -9829.

 

 

 

 

3rd Sunday Reading

February 21, 2016

2:00 PM

 

Place: Palm Beach Friends (Quaker) Meeting House, 823 North A Street, Lake Worth. Just a little more than one block South of 10th Ave North.

Time: 2:00 PM. (Doors open at 1:45 PM)

Contest with cash prizes.

Open to the public. Original work only.

Third Sunday Reading Rules:

(1) Original work only. (2) One poem per round. (3) No poem more than one 8 1/2 x 11 page, in normal 12-point font. (4) Prose Poems no more than 250 words in normal 12-point font. (5) No introductions please. State your name, the name of your poem, and the form of your poem. All present may enter the contest, which is judged by the featured reader. Submission of a poem automatically conveys permission to print it in this newsletter, on our website and on YouTube if it wins. All rights revert to the authors upon publication. After the first round will be the Special Contest. The same rules apply as just stated, except that it must be the designated FORM. All present who have a poem written in the form may enter the contest, even if they entered the first round contest. For the third round, the same rules apply, or up to 3 poems, if none is over 5 lines. There is no contest for the third round.

Suggested Donation: $2 for members and their guests, $3 for non-members. Free for high school students.

For details please contact John Palozzi at 561-588 -9829

 

February 21: Featured reader is Donna Westbrook
Form is: 3 Stanza Ae Freslighe
Prompt: I Must Be a Magnet since I attract _________ (fill in the blank)

 

 

 

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http://www.facebook.com/PoetsOfThePalmBeaches?fref=ts

 

 

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Whitespace Collect At Art Wynwood In Miami Plus Art Adventure To Tuscany

Join Whitespace in Miami at Art Wynwood!  Presidents Day Weekend, February 11, 12, 13, 14, 15 will be filled with a full array of hand made jewelry, wearable art pieces and more from Col-léct at the Art Wynwood Pavilion.  The Rickie Report shares the details plus sneak peeks and more information about Elayne Mordes’ newest Art Adventure to Tuscany!

 

WHITESPACE    COLLECTION

 

 

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For more information:

 

561.842.4131

info@whitespacecollection.com

www.whitespacecollection.com

 

 

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The Gold Coast Watercolor Society Presents Workshop Smorgasbord February 16 – 18th

The Gold Coast Watercolor Society presents a Workshop Smorgasbord from February 16 – 18th!  The Rickie Report shares the details, including “Test Drive Sampler Workshop” with Mike Grecian, “Courage Looks Good” with Dianne Nance, NWS and “Water/Mixed Media Marbling Frenzy With a Blast of Brusho” with Jacquard National Artist Educator, Celia Buchanan.  There is member/non-member pricing,so this is a great opportunity to network with other artists!

 

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For more information please contact:

www.goldcoastwatercolorsociety.com

 

 

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Bill Farran Shares Unique Linocuts: A Combined Love Of History, Geography And His Roots

Bill Farran is showing his unique linocut prints at the Nathan D. Rosen Museum Gallery Biennial Juried Art Exhibit (Opening Reception Feb.11), ArtiGras in Jupiter (Feb. 13- 15) and Chabad House in Manalapan (Feb. 21)  After retiring as a history and culinary arts teacher, Bill Farran became a Florida snowbird.  With the guidance of several art teachers he pursued portraits and outdoor landscapes before he rediscovered his love of block prints. He enjoys working backward and in reverse! Combining his art with his love of history, Bill’s versatility shows as his subjects range from Pop Art to social commentary and his Jewish roots. In addition, Bill is an author and an internationally sought-after speaker.  The Rickie Report shares Bill’s story, his upcoming Exhibits and speaking engagements plus some sneak peeks.  Bill’s abundant knowledge, including more of his artwork as well videos, resources and a vast history lesson can be found on his website.  

 

 

 

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Meet The Artist:

Nathan D. Rosen Museum Gallery

“Art 2016”  Biennial Juried Art Exhibit

Public Opening Reception:

 

Thursday, February 11, 2016

4:00 – 6:00 PM:

Exhibit runs through Friday, March 18, 2016

Gallery Hours:  Monday – Friday, 9:00 am – 4:00 pm

 

Levis JCC Sandler Center
21050 95th Avenue S.     Boca Raton, FL 33428
(located off Glades Road at 95th Avenue S., West of the Florida Turnpike)

 

 

 

ArtiGras Fine Arts Festival

 


February 13, 14 & 15, 2016

Saturday 10am to 6pm


Sunday 10am to 6pm


Monday 10am to 5pm


Abacoa Town Center in Jupiter, Florida

Central Boulevard between Main Street Circle and Fredrick Small Circle & University Boulevard

 

 

 

Chabad of South Palm Beach

 

Sunday, February 21

 4-6 PM

 

 

 

Plaza Del Mar  224 S. Ocean Blvd.  

Manalapan, FL 33462

Gallery Show runs February 21st  thru March

 

 

 

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“Flowers”, Linocut by Bill Farran

 

 

It all started in 1968 with the need for a quick gift. Bill Farran made a woodcut, and framed it. After that, he created a woodcut or linocut each Jewish New Year. His two children were announced to the world via woodcuts. As the years passed and postage increased, Jewish New Year Cards became less frequent.

 

 

 

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“Klezmer Singer, Elizabeth Schwartz” by Bill Farran

 

 

 

Bill tells The Rickie Report, “Then in 2011 two things happened. First, I made a Jewish New Card and posted it on Youtube for my friends and family. In the past I incorporated the usual images; apples and honey, views of the Jerusalem skyline, Chassids dancing, men holding the torah or blowing the shofer. In 2012, I made a linocut Jewish New Year Card of the Gvozdetz wooden synagogue (Gwoździec, Poland is now Hvfzdets, Ukraine). It must have been fate”.

 

 

 

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Jewish New Year Linocut by Bill Farran

 

 

Bill met a group of men in Century Village who were members of the woodcarving club. They were a mixed group, liberals and conservatives, religious Jews and non-religious Jews, Americans and Canadians. “I decided to make a Jewish New Years video, as I would carve and print my linocuts with them each Tuesday morning. I never did make the video. As one thing always leads to another, before I knew it I’d created over 20 Wooden Synagogue linocuts, spent untold hours researching and learning about Eastern European history, had entered shows, and began to speak about “Lost Treasures: Wooden Synagogues of Eastern Europe”.

 

 

 

“My wooden synagogue series has become a labor of love. It brings together many aspects of myself. My love of history and geography, my love affair with Jewish genealogy, my love of art, and my love of my wife who helps me research and write”.

 

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Wooden Synagogue of Novyy Yarychiv, Ukraine by Bill Farran

 

 

TRR: Take us through the process of a linocut:

BF:

 

A linocut is a printmaking technique, a variant of woodcut in which a sheet of linoleum (sometimes mounted on a wooden block) is used for the relief surface. A design is cut into the linoleum surface with a sharp knife, V-shaped chisel or gouge, with the raised (uncarved) areas representing a reversal (mirror image) of the parts to show printed. The linoleum sheet is inked with a roller (called a brayer), and then impressed onto paper or fabric. The actual printing can be done by hand or with a press.

 

 

The process begins with finding a photo or drawing of a wooden synagogue. They were all destroyed by the end of World War II, and very few images have survived. We research the history of the towns or shetles, to learn about the synagogue, how the people lived and finally how the Jewish presence came to an end. We often become very emotional, but it is my way of not forgetting the past. Then I transfer the image to a linoleum block and carve. I work backwards, only “what I leave behind” prints. The next stage is to make a print from the block. I have to ink the block and place a sheet of acid free paper over it and burnish the image. All my prints are hand printed. Each print is ever so slightly different and I create limited editions.

 

 

 

 

Bill explains, “My artistic focus and inspiration flow from two sources. First, I love my medium, block printing. The feel of the wood or linoleum under the carving tools transports me to another plain. The process of working backwards and in reverse is an enjoyable challenge. In block printing one has to remove surface, leaving behind the surface that will accept the ink and print. When adding color a second block has to be carved. Hand printing in itself is an art”.

 

 

 

“Second, I love my subject love – the wooden synagogues of Eastern Europe and their importance in Jewish cultural history. Depicting them as linocuts and woodcuts, began with creating a simple Jewish new year’s card has become a journey reinventing my life. Wooden synagogues are gone from Eastern Europe, victims of fire, war, old age and the Holocaust. Through art I try to bring back these wonderful Jewish wooden synagogues, to give us a glimpse of the past”.

 

 

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City View of Vitebsk, Belarus by Bill Farran

 

 

TRR:  How did you get started creating your art work?

 BF:

I needed a quick last minute gift for my Mom and decided to make a wood cut. I based it on Vincent Van Gogh’s Postman Joseph Roulin. Everyone said it looked like a rabbi, so I used it as a Jewish New Year Card. After that card I made a woodcut or linocut each Jewish New Year.

 

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Prienai,Lithuania by Bill Farran

 

 

TRR:  Tell us about your lectures.

 BF:

 

I use my Art to educate my audience about Jewish history is Eastern Europe from 900 AD to the present. My goal is to impart that Jews were fairly well off until the Partition of Poland, in 1772-1794.

 

Topics:
• Jews in the Commonwealth of Poland and Lithuania
• The Art of Wooden Synagogues, What motivates the Artist
• The Jews under the rule of the Tsars
• Rise and Fall of the Shtetl
• Yom Ha Shoah
• Kristallnacht

 

 

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Lost Souls of the Ghetto by Bill Farran

 

 

TRR: We understand that you have lectured internationally and in the US.

 BF:

 

I love the art and the knowledge that I acquired, and I have a passion to share them with people.My next lecture will be on February 21, 2016 at Chabad of South Palm Beach.

Most recently:

• November, 2015 92nd Street Y, New York, NY “The Jews under the rule of the Tzars”
• August, 2015 Neptune Towers Co-op, Long Beach NY “Rise and Fall of the Shtetl”
• August 2015 92nd Street Y, New York, NY “Rise and Fall of the Shtetl”
• April, 2015 Temple Beth Shalom, Melville NY: “Yom Ha Shoah Commemoration”
• April, 2015 Martha’s Vineyard Hebrew Center, “Yom Ha Shoah Commemoration”
• March, 2015 Jewish Genealogy Society of Palm Beach; Florida
• September 2014 Temple Beth Shalom Rodfe Zedek,Chester, CT “Jews in the Commonwealth of Poland and Lithuania”
• January 13, 2014 Na’amat Movement Of Working Woman And Volunteers, Valencia Lakes, Boynton Beach, Florida “Jews in the Commonwealth of Poland and Lithuania”
• August, 2014 International Association of Jewish Genealogical Societies (IAJGS) 33rd International Conference on Jewish Genealogy; Boston MA “Jews in the Commonwealth of Poland and Lithuania”
• July, 2014 Tomek Wisniewski’s Studio Of Film, Sound and Photography, Michalowo Poland. “A Day of Jewish Culture. Jews in the Commonwealth of Poland and Lithuania”.
• November, 2014 Long Beach. NY Public Library “Kristallnacht‎”
• March, 2013 Jewish Genealogical Society of Long Island; NY “Jews in the Commonwealth of Poland and Lithuania”
• March, 2013 Adolph And Rose Levis JCC, Boca Raton, Florida “Jews in the Commonwealth of Poland and Lithuania”
• January 2013 Century Village Art Club, Boca Raton, Florida “The Art of the Wooden Synagogue”

 

 

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“Sugar” by Bill Farran

 

 

TRR:  Where have you exhibited your Art?

BF:

ArtiGras is my first professional Exhibition, as I am now a full-time artist.  Previously my work has been seen at:  Huntington Arts Council, “Artie Techie Show”, Huntington NY July, 2015; Huntington Arts Council “Don’t Eat This” Art Show  Huntington NY May, 2015;  Ocean Ridge Coastal Artist Exhibition, Ocean Ridge, FL March 2015;  Temple Beth Shalom Rodfe Zedek Gallery, Chester, CT August-October 2014;  Anti-Defamation League of Palm Beach; Florida Artworks: “Justice, Advocacy & Art” November 14, 2013;  The Opera and the Philharmonic Orchestra of Podlasie-European Centre for the Arts, Bialystok, Poland August 19 – September 20. 2014; The Studio of Film, Sound and Photography, Michalowo, Poland July 7, 2014-August 7, 2014;  Arts Arena Gallery, Delray Beach, Florida January 2013 and the Public Library, Long Beach NY October-November 2012.

 

 

 

Bill continues to write for various newsletters, including the most recent “The Towns of Our Ancestors”.  He is available for small groups, synagogues, organizations, museums and special events.

 

 

 

TRR: What sustains your creative energy?

BF:

I’m always learning and discovering new things about both block printing and Jewish history.

 

 

TRR:  What challenges you face as an emerging artist and what would you share with other emerging artists?

BF: 

It’s a challenge to find a balance between creating and marketing.  Keep working and promoting yourself!

 

 

For more information please contact:

www.billfarran.com

www.facebook.com/bill.farran

 516-869-4049

E-mail: billfarran@yahoo.com

 

 

 

 

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Wellington Art Society Announces Presentation At Monthly Meeting, City Hall Exhibit, Art Scholarship Applications And Call For Art Teachers

The Wellington Art Society is offering numerous opportunities to get involved in the art scene!  The Rickie Report shares details and some sneak peeks of Pop Artist Nicole Galluccio, Featured Speaker at the February 10th Meeting,  The City Hall Exhibit Featuring artists From WAS,  a Call For Instructors for the Wellington Community Center and information about applying for the WAS Art Scholarships.

 

 

 

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WELLINGTON ART SOCIETY

 

 

FEATURES:

 

POP ARTIST, NICOLE GALLUCCIO

Wednesday, February 10th

6:30 pm

 

Bootz Culture Camp

420 State Road 7 Unit 120

Royal Palm Beach, FL

 

 

 

The Wellington Art Society will feature local pop artist Nicole Gallucci at their February 10, 2016 meeting at Bootz Culture Art Center, 420 State Road 7, Suite 118. Meet and greet begins at 6:30, followed by a member spotlight and a brief meeting. The main attraction will be a demonstration by Nicole Gallucci with a wonderful raffle to end the evening.

 

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“Palm Beach” by Nicole Gallucci

 

 

 

Nicole has been painting and creating her pop art in South Florida for 20 years. She graduated with a BFA in Studio Art from Florida Atlantic University and began creating her own unique style. Her paintings combine 60s mod fashion and style, comic, music and media tabloids and spinning them into a visual explosion of color against a black and white paper collage background.

 

 

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“Internal Gray Reboot” by Nicole Gallucci

 

 

 

She has always been fascinated with the outrageous headlines in tabloid magazines and the exploitation of celebrities and contrasts it with something beautiful in nature: something vibrant and inviting vs. dark and absurd. She often includes headlines and wording that exemplify her emotions as related to that experience. Nicole is constantly evolving and continues to experiment with her technique, beginning to use imagery from other sources, including old children’s books and vintage Life magazines.

 

 

 

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“Falling” by Nicole Gallucci

 

 

Nicole has exhibited at the Cultural Council of Palm Beach County, Continuum Annual Pop Up Art Exhibition ( part of Art Synergy ARTWEEK in conjunction with ArtPalmBeach), Boca Raton Museum of Art Artists’ Guild and several other local galleries. Her most recent pieces shown at Continuum 2016 depict the emotions we feel when falling in love, “Falling In” and further experiencing a deeper connection, “Falling Deeper”.

 

 

Wellington City Hall Gallery

 

Free, Public Reception 

Tuesday, February 23, 2016

5:30 – 7 PM

Meet the artists

 

Wellington City Hall

 

12300 Forest Hill Blvd.     Wellington, FL 33414
(561) 791-4000
7:00AM – 6:00PM
Monday – Thursday

 

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Steel and Rock Sculpture by Simon Cherkassi

 

Members of WAS will showcase their latest exciting exhibition in the beautiful gallery at Wellington City Hall. There are fourteen participating artists showcasing 36 outstanding works, including photography,watercolor and oils/acrylic canvases, and featuring a wonderful sculpture by Simon Cherkassi.
This is a fun and unique way to end your day and enjoy refreshments, network with other artists and art lovers, a chance to win a door prize and view first class original art. Many of the artists will be present to discuss their art so come alone or bring a friend and support our local artist community!

 

 

 

WELLINGTON ART SOCIETY ART SCHOLARSHIP APPLICATIONS

 

 

 

The Wellington Art Society is currently accepting applications for several $1,000 art scholarships to be awarded to graduating seniors who live and attend high school in Palm Beach County. The scholarships are available to students planning a college major in visual arts at either a 2 or 4 year institution. On line application information has been sent to all art teachers and guidance counselors at each school or apply on line at www.YouJudgeIt.org/was

 

 

Criteria for the scholarship is as follows:

 

  • Students must maintain a 3.0 GPA in visual arts and an overall GPA of 2.0
  • Complete at least three art classes.
  •  An artist statement and career goals along
  • 6 jpeg photographs of their art work.
  • A letter of recommendation from a faculty member
  • An unofficial transcript of the student.

Apply on line at www.YouJudgeIt.org/was

DEADLINE IS MARCH 1, 2016

 

The Wellington Art Society Scholarship Fund was established in 2001 and has provided many talented young artists with funds for their art related expenses such as art or photographic supplies, books or tuition for visual arts classes. Proceeds from the Art Society’s art exhibitions, Art Fest on the Green and the Whole Foods Market solo art exhibits help support the scholarship fund.

 

 

Wellington Seeks Talented Instructors

For New Community Center

 

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The Wellington Art Society is a non-profit charitable organization In 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 wellingtonartsociety.org

 

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Boca Raton Branch National League Of Pen Women Presents “Portraits Of Our Sages”, Invites You To Special Reception

Boca Raton Branch National League of American Pen Women presents “Portraits of our Sages” on Monday, February 29, 2016. Be sure to enjoy hearing the stories of special moments in the lives of Seven Pen Women Authors and Artists!  Fedora Horowitz, concert pianist, will perform a signature piece for each of the honorees, joined by Sheila Firestone, composer for several of the selections. Selected piano pieces include works of  J.S. Bach,  Bizet, Brahms, Firestone, Hirsch, Mussorgsky, and Wilensky.  The afternoon includes a presentation from the Boca Raton National League of Pen Women followed by a reception with refreshments and display of work to honor these remarkable women.  Suggested donation: $5.00 at the Door.  The Rickie Report congratulates each of these “Sages” and applauds this organization for sharing their treasures!

 

 

 

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Boca Raton Branch National League of American Pen Women

presents:

 

“Portraits of our Sages”

 

 

 

Monday, February 29, 2016

2:00-4:00 p.m.

 

 

 

 Suggested Donation At the Door: $5.00

Center for Spiritual Living

2 S.W. 12th Avenue     Boca Raton, FL.

Dr. Barbara Lunde, Hostess

 

 

Boca Raton Branch National League of American Pen Women presents “Portraits of our Sages” on Monday, February 29, 2016. Be sure to enjoy hearing the stories of special moments in the lives of Seven Pen Women Authors and Artists! Fedora Horowitz, concert pianist, will perform a signature piece for each of the honorees, joined by Sheila Firestone, composer for several of the selections. Selected piano pieces include works of J.S. Bach, Bizet, Brahms, Firestone, Hirsch, Mussorgsky, and Wilensky. The afternoon includes a presentation from the Boca Raton National League of Pen Women followed by a reception with refreshments and display of work to honor these remarkable women.

 

 

 

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Hostess Dr. Barbara Lunde with Patron, Louise Mirkin and “Sage” Connie Lefkowitz

 

 

Diane Brenda Bryan turns 93 in January; she has been an actor, author, and regional theater director.

 

Connie Lefkowitz, age 98, retired from being a guidance counselor in Newark N.J. She began to study sculpting at age 62.

 

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Carol White with “Sage”, Dr. Myra Levick

 

Myra Levick, Age 91; Art psychotherapist, artist, author, retired professor and director of three graduate training programs in art, dance/movement, and music therapy.

 

 

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“Sage”, Bea Doone-Merena

 

 

Bea Doone-Merena, 88 years of age; Clothing designer, Renaissance style artist and mother of ten… Graduated from Oakland University and advanced studies at Cranbrook Institute.

 

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“Sage”, Helen Regenstreif

 

Helen Regenstreif, Age 80+  Award-winning Porcelain on Enamel and Watercolor artist.

 

 

Virginia Snyder, age 94, winner of the Lifetime Achievement Award, Greater Delray Beach Chamber of Commerce.  Private investigator, investigative reporter and author, Women’s Rights activist.

 

 

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(L-R) “Sage”, Mary Twitty with fellow Pen women Vivian Corell and Roxanna Gottschalk

 

 

Mary F. Twitty turns 90 in April.  Mary F. Twitty was a special assistant to two members of Congress. Now retired, her eighth novel was recently published, “Hannah’s Progeny.”

 

 

 

 

The Boca Raton Branch is one of the largest in the country and celebrated its 40th anniversary in 2015.  For more information about National League of American Pen Women, Boca Chapter:

 

www.bocapenwomen.org

 

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Rickie Leiter, Publisher

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Rickie@therickiereport.com

561-537-0291