Jen Walls Shares Overview Of “Werner’s Nomenclature Of Colours”, Originally Published In 1814, It Still Has Relevance Today

We’ve seen a flurry of comments on social media about the upcoming reprint of  “Werner’s Nomenclature of Colours – Adapted to Zoology, Botany, Chemistry, Mineralogy, Anatomy, and the Arts” By P. Syme. This book, originally published in 1814, was used by Charles Darwin during his journey on the HMS Beagle!  What is it’s relevance now and why are artists bemoaning the crises of their copy having not yet arrived?  The Rickie Report asked award wining, Internationally acclaimed fine artist, Jen Walls, to share an overview of the book (her copy arrived early) and to enlighten us.  

 

 

 

 

What joy to hold this gorgeous book in my very own hands, months and months after it was pre- ordered. Many are still waiting for their copies. How mine proceeded them, I do not know, except that maybe, just maybe, I was meant to gush over it for you, dear reader.

This book, originally published in 1814, was used by Charles Darwin during his journey on the HMS Beagle. I am giddy holding a copy of the very same, where emerald green is further described as the underside of wings of green broom moth and my painter’s mind begins salivating at such exquisite beauty.

In this book, there are no quinacridones, no fluorescents, no metallics. But who needs them when there is broccoli brown (head of black headed gull), French grey (breast of pied wag tail)and brownish red (mark on throat of red-throated diver)? And those are just the animals…the colors are further described by the vegetable and mineral counterparts.

 

“Werner’s Nomenclature of Colours – Adapted to Zoology, Botany, Chemistry, Mineralogy, Anatomy, and the Arts” By P. Syme

 

Jen Wells “Crazy Little Thing Called Love” mixed media on wood

 

This is a modest book – not too large, not too lengthy. And the colors are soft swatches, timid and demure. The typeset is quaint and old and charming and somehow quirky in a QWERTY world. But is it a sign of a turning in the world of art? Could all of our modern pigments and toxic varnishes and plastic paints be perhaps going out of fashion, just a bit? There are a few visionary artists abandoning toxic mediums for those more friendly to animals, vegetables and, well perhaps even minerals. Could it, just maybe, possibly foretell a return to the wonders of simple watercolor? Not that our spray-painted boxcar tags or glossy resins will disappear – certainly not. And yet, in the wake of the Bullseye Glass hullabaloo and floating continents of plastic in our seas, it is a book that whispers remember when and bids us explore things as they once were.

 

Jen Well’s “Following the Moses Voice”, mixed media on board

 

If we were to rename colors based on the fauna of a modern world, would animals such as the Lebellula Depressa, the flesh fly, the Pochard duck or the warty newt even be in our vocabulary? I can see a modern red described as the gnarly crest of a Muscovy duck. Perhaps a black like the beady eye of a city rat. But our familiarity with the natural world has faded since Darwin’s time. We’d be better suited to naming colors after the current models of sneakers or cars.

Lest you think I am a crabby old fart, eschewing modern conveniences, I assure you I am a great fan of air conditioning, Instagram and my iPhone. But somewhere inside I long for the simpler times of chocolate red (breast of bird of paradise) and brownish purple red (red antimony ore).

 

Jen Well’s “Pongo” mixed media on plywood

 

 

The timing of this publication, so near to Earth Day, has me re-evaluating the eight-hundred million colors of paint in my own studio (only a slight exaggeration) and renewing my determination to use re-purposed supports such as cardboard, paper bags and wood rescued from the curb on trash day. But even if Werner’s Nomenclature of Colours doesn’t result in radical transformation of its readers, it does serve as a reminder of the deep connection between the colors we paint with and the animal, plant and mineral kingdoms they are inspired by. And I will raise my glass of aricula purple (egg of the largest bluebottle or flesh fly) colored wine to that.

 

 

 

 

 

About Jen Walls:

Mixed media artist and illustrator Jen Walls finds malarkey here, there and everywhere she looks. She paints it into whimsical girls, moody abstracts and soulful creatures. Walls writes an introspective (and sometimes humorous) blog to accompany new works. Her paintings were featured in the book “Blue Wild” with poet Mary W. Cox, and in “100 Love Notes” by author Hyong Yi. An illuminated novel by fantasy fiction writer Dana Kumerow,” The Storyteller’s Apprentice”, features Walls’ whimsical characters and the backgrounds of artist Brittany Tate and debuts this fall!

 

Jen shares, “There is malarkey here.  And there.  And everywhere I look.  I want to grab it all and paint it into whimsical girls, moody abstracts and soulful creatures.  The journey of my own existence, so serious and grown up, juxtapositions against this riot of color, texture and play”​.   

“The studio is my kingdom, and sometimes the paintings let me reign.  On off days, there is a wild rumpus of characters and creatures bossing me around, and on those occasions there are abstracts – other worlds where I can paint alone while the studio kids chatter amongst themselves.  In my work is experimentation, discipline, repetition, tenacity, intuition and exploration, along with paint, pen and paper.  Is there another way to create?  None that I know”.

“My paintings live in collections across the United States, Europe and Canada.  Works are displayed in juried shows, galleries and festivals.  There are award ribbons hanging on my wall – enough to make me feel very lucky.  Little pieces of me live on in multiple publications, including several books and magazines. I’ve been the featured artist in many venues, and a three-time artist-in-residence at a gallery in Ireland.  My demos and workshops help others find their creative inner wild child, and I am delighted to give public talks on the business of art”.

 

 

Join the adventure at www.jenwalls.com

 

 

 

 

 

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Lighthouse ArtCenter Accepting Entries For “Art Of Association” From Miami To Vero Beach

The Lighthouse ArtCenter is accepting entries for “Art Of Association” for its upcoming exhibit September 4th through October 11th.  The public is invited to see the exhibit throughout, plus meet the artists at the Third Thursday event on September 20th. Awards and an artist reception will take place at that time.  The Rickie Report shares the details of this CALL FOR ART and urges ART ASSOCIATIONS to share their members’ creativity through this annual exhibit! Deadline: Monday, August 6th!

 

 

LIGHTHOUSE ARTCENTER GALLERY
373 Tequesta Drive, Tequesta, FL 33469
561-746-3101
Monday – Friday, 10 am – 4 pm  ​Saturday, 10 am – 2 pm  Sunday, closed

SCHOOL OF ART
395 Seabrook Road, Tequesta, FL 33469
561-748-8737
Monday – Saturday, 9 am – 5 pm  Sunday, closed

PLEASE NOTE:   LAC will be closed on the following dates:
 (Gallery & School) will be closed:  May 26 – May 28, 20182

The Lighthouse ArtCenter presents an invitational exhibition featuring the works of members in Art Associations from Miami to Vero Beach, FL.  Associations jury their own members’ art and present the pieces which represent their best artwork in this exciting show!  Art of Association at the Lighthouse ArtCenter creates a perfect opportunity for the South Florida community of artists to meet, celebrate each other’s work and enjoy the cross pollination of ideas.  The exhibition will be judged, with prizes awarded in multiple categories.

 

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For more information:

www.lighthousearts.org

Send entries to: AoA18@LighthouseArts.org

Send via US Mail: Janeen Mason, Curator,

 Lighthouse ArtCenter  

373 Tequesta Drive  Tequesta, FL 33469

 

 

 

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The Elliott Museum Announces A Sweet Call To Artists For 2D, 3D And Edible Art

Artists working in any 2D and 3D media are being challenged to think outside the box and create work for Sweet! – a food & drink-themed juried art show to be held in the Elliott Museum’s Changing Exhibitions Gallery this fall. The show will feature works by Florida artists in all media (except photography or digital images) and runs September 15th through November 4th. The opening reception will be held Saturday, September 15th and will include an Edible Artwork Show & Competition in conjunction with the food-themed artwork. The Rickie Report shares the details of how to apply and we cannot wait to see this exhibit!!  Mark your calendars for the Opening Reception NOW!  

 

 

825 NE Ocean Boulevard   Stuart, FL 34996
772-225-1961   

www.elliottmuseum.org

The Elliott Museum on Hutchinson Island in Stuart Is Open daily 10 am – 5 pm.  

 

OPENING  RECEPTION:

Saturday, September 15, 2018

2- 5 PM

Exhibit will be available September 15th through November 4th

Go to EVENTS and click on: 

CLICK FOR ARTWORK PROSPECTUS: SWEET_ARTWORK_PROSPECTUS_FINAL

CLICK FOR ARTWORK ENTRY INFORMATION: HOWTOCAFE_EM_SWEET

CLICK FOR SPONSORSHIP OPPORTUNITIES:  EM_SWEET_SPONSOR_OPPS

CULINARY ARTISTS: CHECK BACK FOR EDIBLE ENTRY FORM – COMING SOON!

Artists working in traditional media and edible products both are encouraged to be creative in their choices for subject matter.  Artwork will be available for sale for the duration of the exhibition, and edible artists may opt to sell their creations in a silent auction during the reception.  All sales will benefit the Elliott Museum as well as the artists.  Some edible artists may have samples available or even serve their creations after the judging concludes.  Reception guests will have a chance to vote for their favorite edible creation in both People’s Choice and Kids’ Choice categories.  There will also be a People’s Choice award for traditional artwork that will be announced a week before the art exhibition closes.
 

CALL  FOR   ARTISTS:

Traditional artists have until August 12th to submit up to five pieces for consideration through callforentry.orgCulinary artists have until September 7th to submit plans for their projects.  Submission guidelines, prospectuses, and rules can be found on the website or by visiting the Museum.  Sponsorship opportunities are also available: call Deb Banta at 772-225-1961, ext. 124.  Questions about the shows should be emailed to Robin Lee Makowski at RMakowski@elliottmuseum.org.

For more information about this event, classes, exhibits, workshops or membership:

The Elliott Museum is located at 825 NE Ocean Boulevard in Stuart, FL

772-225-1961

www.ElliottMuseum.org

Facebook: https://facebook.com/elliottmuseum

 

 

 

 

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The Stars Come Out This Saturday Night At GARALA At City Place! Costumes, Art, Cocktails, And More!

The Stars Come Out at Night!  Gabriele Kraus, Ray Gross and Laurent Dareau invite you to a Saturday night soirée at GARALA at City Place. Saturday, May 12th, everyone is invited to come dressed up as your favorite celebrity or character, enjoy art, cocktails and more!  The Rickie Report gives the details here so you don’t miss any of the action!

 

 

 


701 S. Rosemary Avenue    West Palm Beach

CityPlace

 

 

 

The  Stars

Come  Out  at  Night!  

Gabriele Kraus, Ray Gross and Laurent Dareau invite you to a Saturday night soirée at GARALA at City Place.  Come dressed up as your favorite celebrity or character, enjoy art, cocktails and more!  

 

701 S. Rosemary Ave

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

BASQUAIT  PRINT USED TO SELL THE ORIGINAL  60″X 67″

Gabriele’s  “Marilyn”

“Red Shoe” by Ray Gross

For more information about GARALA Gallery please contact: 

rayhgross@gmail.com

Gabriele Kraus  561.897.8361

Ray Gross 561.951.4749

Laurent Dareau  239.220.4638

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Art On Park Gallery Shares Call For “Digital Art”, Open To Non-Members With Free Opening Reception June 29th

Art On Park Gallery’s “Digital Art” exhibit is ready for you to enter!  Stop by for classes in  jewelry making and drawing.  Don’t miss the free poetry readings, collage class, Art Salon, and lampwork jewelry demonstration in this Lake Park Gallery featuring over 100 Palm Beach County resident artists.  The Rickie Report shares the details.

 

 

 

Art on Park Gallery (Monday through Saturday 12 PM to 6 PM)

800 Park Avenue Lake Park, Florida 33403

561-345-2842

 

 

 

APBC Art on Park Gallery Presents:

Digital Imagery 2018 Exhibit

Work that was created using digital software, printed on any surface.

Free, Public  Open Reception:

 

Friday, June 29,2018

 

 5 – 8 PM

 

 

Exhibit runs June 18  to July 13,2018

 

Submission Deadline: Wednesday, June 6, 2018

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AWARDING
* $50 for First Place * $25 for Second Place *

*Honorable Mentions *

Art on Park Gallery (Monday through Saturday 12 PM to 6 PM) 800 Park Avenue Lake Park, Florida 33403 561-345-2842

DIGITAL IMAGERY 2018 EXHIBIT CALL TO ARTISTS: Work created using digital software, printed on any medium.

Submission deadline: Wednesday, 06/06/2018
Notification to artists on or before Saturday, 06/09/2018
Hand delivery of artwork: Friday and Saturday, 06/15 or 06/16/2018 from 12:00 pm to 5:00 pm

Opening Reception: Friday, 06/29/2018 from 5 – 8 pm
Art Pickup: Friday and Saturday, 07/13 or 07/14/2018, 12:00 noon to 5:00 pm
Open to all artists who live in Palm Beach County. Multimedia, 2D and 3D work welcomed. Work previously displayed in Art on Park Gallery is not allowed.
Please do not submit work that will not be ready to hang by the drop off date.
APBC Members non-refundable entry fee: $15 for up to three pieces.
Non Members non-refundable entry fee: $35 for up to three pieces.
IMPORTANT: Members will receive 75% of the gross sale.
Non Members will receive 65% of the gross sale. Please price your work accordingly.
Juried by the Art on Park Gallery Management Committee

Please read these entire instructions before you proceed:
If you want to join APBC please go to www.artistsofpalmbeachcounty.org and follow the “Become a Member” linkBEFORE you enter the exhibit. Or you can renew your membership if it has lapsed. After you pay the membership fee ($50 for one year), please make sure you complete the registration process by following the provided links and email instructions to fill in your user name/password and contact details.
YOU CAN SUBMIT UP TO THREE PIECES. SUBMIT BY SENDING IMAGES AS ATTACHMENTS IN AN EMAIL TO: art.on.park@artistsofpalmbeachcounty.com
Put “Digital Imagery 2018” as the subject of your email.
YOU WILL BE REQUIRED TO PAY YOUR SUBMISSION FEE WITH CASH, CHECK OR CARD WHEN YOU DROP OFF YOUR WORK AND SIGN THE EXHIBIT AGREEMENT AT THE GALLERY.
IF YOU HAVE ANY TROUBLE WITH THIS PROCESS or have any questions, please call John Palozzi at the Gallery for help, 561-345-2842, or email: art.on.park@artistsofpalmbeachcounty.com

Terms:
01) Work previously displayed in Art on Park Gallery is not allowed.
02) Original ideas only.
03) Giclees, photo prints, and metal prints are acceptable
04) Maximum Size: 60″ wide x 60″ high.
05) No late entries accepted.
06) Entry fees are not refundable.
07) The decision of the jurors is final.
08) Images of works must be submitted to be juried in an electronic JPG format. File names should contain the name of the WORK.
09) Unframed pieces in any medium must be finished on all sides with no staples showing.
10) No damaged frames or mats; mats must be clean.
11) All installation methods, such as wire attached to frames, must be secure. All 2D pieces MUST be wired on the back. 12) All entries must be labeled on the back of the work, base of sculpture, or somehow attached to artwork with the artist’s name and title of work.
13) Members will receive 75% of the gross sale. Non Members will receive 65% of the gross sale. Please price your work accordingly.
14) APBC, Inc. carries liability insurance for the Art on Park Gallery which does not extend to your artwork.
APBC, Inc. will do its best to safeguard against theft, loss, breakage, or other damage, but will not be financially responsible for reimbursement of lost or damaged work.

 

 

CLASSES, FREE EVENTS, AND MORE!

 

♦Open Poetry Reading

♦Glass Lampwork Demo (See how Kelley makes glass beads for her jewelry)

♦Art Salon ( Free, All are welcome. Bring 1 piece of original, recent art to show &  tell. Light refreshments will be served.)

♦FREE COLLAGE CLASS

♦Marsha’s Classes at Art on Park Gallery

For more info click HERE

♦Make your own Jewelry! Tuesdays

For more info click here

See dates and times on the calendar below

 

 

 

For more information:
APBC Art on Park Gallery
800 Park Avenue, Lake Park FL 33403
561-345-2842
http://www.artistsofpalmbeachcounty.com/

 

 

 

 

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4th Anniversary Of Brewhouse Gallery, New Mural Unveiling, Music, Food And Kicking Off Kelsey Cares

Celebrate the 4th Anniversary of the Brewhouse with art, live music, a new mural, food and fun!  The festivities take place on Saturday, May 12 from 1PM until Midnight. The event is Free.  AJ Brockman’s brainchild has gone beyond any expectations, as he kicks off “Kelsey Cares”, a non-profit to benefit the Lake Park Arts District.  The Rickie Report shares the details and some sneak peeks.

 

 

THE  4 YEAR  ANNIVERSARY  BLOCK  PARTY

SATURDAY,  May 12, 2018

 

1 PM – Midnight

FREE EVENT

 

 

PARTICIPATING MURALISTS:


Craig McInnis

For more information:

www.kelseycares.org

 

For up-to-the-minute listings of events visit:

www.brewhousegallery.com

https://www.facebook.com/TheBrewhouseGallery

 

 

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Celebrate Mothers Of All Ages And Cultures At Artisans On The Ave. Give Mom The Gift of Original Art And Fine Crafts

Artisans On The Ave is celebrating Mother’s Day in a special way on Friday, May 11th with a Free, Opening Reception!  There are so many gifts that Mom will cherish, so browse through the Gallery, filled with hand-made art and fine crafts to choose a gift.  Not sure what to purchase?  Stop by any time so you and your loved one(s) can peruse the gallery and make a list in the Gift Registry.  This is a terrific idea to take the guess work out of the equation!  Artisans On The Ave is offering a Free gift with every purchase.  The Rickie Report shares the details and a few examples of the high quality artistry that awaits you at this free event.

 

 

 

 630 Lake Avenue in downtown Lake Worth

 561-762-8162

 

 

 

 

 

ARTISANS  ON   THE  AVE

PRESENTS:

 MOM.    ART.     LOVE.

Opening Reception

Friday, May 11

 6  –  9  pm

The event is FREE and open to all.  Refreshments will be served.

 

 

 

 

 

 

Enjoy a Mother’s Day Art and Dessert Social at Artisans On The Ave in downtown Lake Worth. Give back to the woman who loved you first.  Show your mother how much you appreciate her with a gift of original art that she will cherish forever. Complimentary refreshments, desserts and beverages will be served.  Receive a free gift made by hand with each purchase.

 

 

 

 

Raising a child is an art in itself. We suggest a gift that returns the favor in kind. Our artists will help you choose a wonderful gift from our vast selection in the gallery or bring your mother in and let her choose her own gift!   Be sure to create a page in the Artisans’ new Gift Registry! She will be awed by the beautiful selection of jewelry made by our numerous jewelry artists. Maybe a lovely hand crafted mug for her favorite cup of tea?  Give her flowers that will last forever on her wall with a painting or photograph.

 

 

 

If Mom is an animal lover, our pets captured on canvas, fused glass or pottery will bring a smile to her face. For the avid doll collector you may want to add one of our new unique handmade dolls to their collection.

 

 

 

 

 

 

Artisans on the Ave is located at 630 Lake Avenue in downtown Lake Worth.

For more information, call 561-762-8162

Or check the gallery out on Facebook facebook.com/artisansontheavelakeworth

 

 

 

 

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Boca Raton Museum Art School Announces Summer Camp For Ages 5 – 12, Teen , Adult Classes And Workshops

Boca Raton Museum Art School is busy this summer with summer camp for children, workshops for teenagers, and adult summer classes.  Weekly summer day camp takes place June 4 to August 10, 2018.  Summer Camp at the Boca Raton Museum Art School is so much fun kids don’t know they’re learning! At the end of the summer all children and their families are invited to a special reception for the “Youth Summer Art Camp Exhibit” at the Boca Raton Museum of Art in Mizner Park to celebrate each child’s first museum showing!  The Rickie Report shares the details and urges everyone to sign up now!

 

 

 

Boca Raton Museum of Art – The Art School
801 W. Palmetto Road     Boca Raton FL 33486
561-392-2503

bocamuseum.org/theartschool

 

 

 

 

BOCA RATON MUSEUM ART SCHOOL SUMMER CAMP  (ages 5 to 12)

Weekly summer day camp June 4 to August 10, 2018

Summer Camp at the Boca Raton Museum Art School is so much fun kids don’t know they’re learning!  

Children explore art techniques and art concepts. Art projects are geared to age groups:  5 to 7, 8 to 10, 11 to 12.   Different theme weeks and a wide variety of fun creative art projects stimulate children’s imaginations.  Theme weeks include: Anime & Cartooning; Making Friends with Masters; Art Around the World; Painting People, Places, and Things; 3-D Art /Sculpture; and Pop Art with a POW.    

At the end of the summer all children and their families are invited to a special reception for the “Youth Summer Art Camp Exhibit” at the Boca Raton Museum of Art in Mizner Park to celebrate each child’s first museum showing!

$285 per week, early care and late care available. Limited financial aid is available.

TEEN SUMMER WORKSHOPS (ages 13 to 18)

June 4 to August 10, 2018

Teen workshops meet for four afternoons per week (not on Mondays). These workshops focus on different art techniques and portfolio preparation : Comics and Cartooning, Fashion Design and Sewing, Figure Drawing, Sculpture,  and Jewelry Making. These workshops meet for four afternoons per week 1pm to 3pm. Video Production and Photography workshops meet 10am to 3pm and are held at the Boca Raton Museum in Mizner Park. 

 

Information about and registration is available on the website or call the Art School.

Contact: Trish Duebber, Coordinator of Youth Programs

tduebber@bocamuseum.org

561-392-2503, extension 306
artschool@bocamuseum.org

https://www.facebook.com/bocaartkids

 

For more information about these classes and more:

Boca Raton Museum Art School
801 W. Palmetto Road Boca Raton FL 33486
561-392-2503

bocamuseum.org/theartschool
Facebook: www.facebook.com/bocaschool

 

 

 

 

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Support “Kelsey Cares” In Fostering The Arts As “The 4 Year Anniversary Block Party” In Lake Park Kicks Off

When AJ Brockman opened the Brewhouse Gallery, in 2014, it was easy to understand his concept – show original artwork from local artists and serve beer. But is was SO much more than that!  This visionary saw it as a “brew house for ideas” as well as craft beers and artwork…a common gathering place for an entire community!  As we head into the fourth phase of our grassroots effort, “The Back Alley Mural Project”, we ask our friends, family and business cohorts to help make it a success.  The Rickie Report shares the details of the next phase and the continuing efforts of AJ and his not-for-profit, Kelsey Cares.  We look to fellow visual artists, performing artists, and their audiences to get involved! The Rickie Report is proud to be part of this effort!

 

 

 

THE  4 YEAR  ANNIVERSARY  BLOCK  PARTY

SATURDAY,  May 12, 2018

(DETAILS  TO FOLLOW)

 

This video link will tell you more about the whole story and the continuing efforts of AJ and his not-for-profit, Kelsey Cares:

https://www.indiegogo.com/projects/leaving-our-mark-in-lake-park-a-mural-project-4-community#/

 

 

Revitalizing a community through a huge ( 900 foot) outdoor mural (one of the largest continuous murals in South Florida!) and launching The Lake Park Arts District!

OUR MISSION

“Funding art, theater, music, film, and cultural development through community outreach by providing subsidies for productions, events, artists and musicians to carry out their mission.”

 

 

 

Introducing Kelsey Cares. After multiple community projects to revitalize the Town of Lake Park through the arts, specifically our renowned mural projects, we are now furthering our efforts through receiving our 501(c)(3) nonprofit status. Founded in 1919, the original Kelsey City (now Lake Park) was a cultural hub and we are continuing Harry Kelsey’s vision by cultivating The Lake Park Arts District. Kelsey Cares is Funding art, theater, music, film, and cultural development through community outreach by providing subsidies for productions, events, artists and musicians to carry out their mission.

 

 

The Back Alley Mural Project

Thanks to the local community the launch of The Kelsey Theater has been a growing success, and even given birth to what we now call The Lake Park Arts District. That left us wondering, “What else can we do to make Lake Park great?” The answer is to utilize the only real estate we have left in a project that benefits local artists and the community alike.

 

 

 

 

What We Need & What You Get

So, we need to fill this wall with eye-popping color that will make The Lake Park Arts District visible from outer space! Okay, maybe that’s a bit unrealistic, but we still want to beautify this town with public art. The extent to which the wall gets painted depends on how much money we raise.

100% of all the funds raised will be going towards supplies, rental equipment, permitting and actually paying these artists because artwork is WORK. Once we reach our initial goal any additional money raised will be put into escrow and applied to the next round of muralists until we are able to paint the entire 700 building (pretty much a city block) every six months. After that, we start again right back at the beginning so there is always fresh imagery to inspire our community.

 

 

Now to the good part… What you get in return for your support! We have a bunch of great perks at all different contribution levels, the majority of which center around “The 4yr Anniversary Block Party” scheduled for May 12, 2018. This will serve as our official wrap party and unveiling of the finished mural. Food trucks, vendors, craft beer, live music, art demonstrations, and much more will be going down as we put the finishing touches on this masterpiece the day of. Not a local? No problem, many of our perks are easily shipped so you can help support this project from anywhere in the world. At the very least, come party with us at this free event and see what’s happening at The Lake Park Arts District for yourself!

For more information:

www.kelseycares.org

 

 

 

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Maria Lentine Is Featured Artist At Wellington Whole Foods Market’s Public Reception May 11th

Maria Lentine is the current Wellington Art Society solo artist at the Wellington Whole Foods Market Gallery. Her exhibit features colorful batik pieces watercolors and acrylics from her black and white series.  Wellington Whole Foods Market will hold a reception on Friday, Mary 11, 2018 in her honor.  Appetizers and wine will be served and there will be live music.  Door prizes will be awarded during the evening.  The Wellington Art Society asks a $5 donation to help fund their Scholarship Awards.  Maria’s exhibit will be on display through June. The Rickie Report shares the details and some sneak peeks.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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WELLINGTON ART SOCIETY

Presents

A SOLO EXHIBITION

by

MARIA  LENTINE

 

PUBLIC RECEPTION:

Friday, May 11, 2018 

6:30 – 8:00 pm

Whole Foods Market Cafe

2635 SR7 Wellington, FL

561.904.4000

$5. Covers Music, Wine, Food and Donation to WAS Scholarship Fund

Exhibit Is Available Now through June, 2018

 

“Abundant Life Within” by Maria Lentine

 

 

In addition to batik and painting, Maria also creates beautiful jewelry.  She is largely self taught but has studied and learned from very gifted artists of design and watercolor. Through her art she is able to offer different parts of her personality.  Her serious adult side is shown through her watercolors and her playful child side shows in her soft batik paintings.  She feels working in acrylics brings out her philosophical side which shows in her black and white series.  

 

“Snowbirds” by Maria Lentine

 

Maria worked and traveled with Club Med for five years teaching English and found that no matter what country she was visiting, the sunrises and sunsets and the tranquility of the tropical landscape were a constant and gave her peace.  Since then she has worked with designers and clients creating hand painted fabrics, murals, commissioned paintings and directing art galleries.

 

“Awake At Dawn and Give Thanks for another day of  loving” by Maria Lentine

 

After a severe accident, Maria’s painting arm was crushed and reconstructed.  She found that painting and jewelry making served as a healing method in regaining her mobility and motor skills.  She also discovered yoga was able to aid in her rehab and it became a transformative experience.

“Yoga and art are who I am and my intention is to continue sharing this with others.”

 

“Opening to the fruits of life” by Maria Lentine

 

The Wellington Art Society is a non-profit charitable organization beginning its 37th 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 more information about this exhibit, membership,other exhibit opportunities, please visit:

www.WellingtonArtSociety.org

 

 

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