Whitespace Col-lect Will Dazzle You During Art Palm Beach

You’ll have no trouble finding Whitespace’s booth #603 at Art Palm Beach, because it is always crowded!  Elayne Mordes has spent the entire off-season finding unique, unusual and wonderful pieces of art, wearable art and  body sculpture for this event!  Stop by at the Palm Beach County Convention Center Wednesday, January 18 through Sunday, January 22nd.  The Rickie Report shares the details here.

 

 

 

 

 

 

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For more information about Whitespace’s exhibits and docent led tours visit:

www.whitespacecollection.com

 

 

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Boca Fest Returns To Town Center Mall January 14 – 15 With Over 200 Artists And Plenty Of Parking

Howard Alan Events is excited to announce that Boca Fest will return to The Town Center Mall at Boca Raton on January 14th & 15th. The Town Center is one of South Florida’s top luxury shopping destinations and one of Boca’s main attractions. The show will be located in the parking lot of The Terrace, a recent expansion near Bloomingdales, The Blue Martini and Gap. The Town Center is located right off I-95 and Glades Road. The show offers a convenient location with over 200 national artists and plenty of parking, including valet!  The Rickie Report shares the details.

 

 

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BOCA  FEST

At The Town Center Mall

 

 

 

Saturday, January 14th, 2017
10:00 am to 5:00 pm

Sunday, January 15th, 2017
10:00 am to 5:00 pm

Free Admission

 

 

 

6000 Glades Road in Boca Raton, FL

Venue: The Town Center Mall of Boca Raton on Glades Road in Boca Raton, FL

 

 

 

 

 

Art enthusiasts will be able to explore the diverse exhibits and learn more about the artists and their creative process. The exhibitors, more than 200 local and national artists, will be present for the duration of the festival and welcome the opportunity to discuss their work. The vast array of original art will include diverse media and styles, featuring paintings, sculptures, photography, ceramics, glass, wood, handmade jewelry, collage, mixed media and much more.

 

 

 

Additional Information At-A-Glance:

  • Juried gallery style outdoor art showcase
  • Ranked among top 100 fine art shows in the country by Sunshine Artist magazine
  • Original Art
  • Handmade in America
  • 200 artists from 30 different states
  • Prices set to suit all budgets – ranging from as little as $25 to $30,000
  • Artists hand-selected by independent panel of expert judges from hundreds of applicants
  • All artists on site for duration of festival
  • Vast array of artistic media including paintings, sculptures, photography, ceramics, glass, wood, handmade jewelry, collage, mixed media
  • Eclectic displays
  • Live music
  • Free to attend

 

 

 

About Howard Alan Events, Ltd.:

Howard Alan Events, a Florida-based company, develops and presents art and craft shows throughout the country. For the past 25 years, Howard Alan Events has produced some of the nation’s finest juried art shows, including more than 40 venues each year such as the Downtown Aspen Art Festival (Aspen, CO), Beaver Creek Art Festival (Beaver Creek, CO), Alexandria King Street Art Festival (Alexandria, VA), and the Las Olas Art Fairs, (Fort Lauderdale, FL). Several shows are ranked in the top 100 art fairs in the country by Sunshine Artist magazine. The founders personally select culture rich cities for their show locations providing a complete outdoor experience unmatched by other festivals. Each show is unique and features works of both established and emerging artists.

 

For additional information on this or other Howard Alan Events art and craft shows across the country:

www.artfestival.com

or call 561-746-6615

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Mandel JCC Art Gallery Features Joan Brams, “A Retrospective”

The Mandel JCC of the Palm Beaches welcomes the New Year with a brand new art exhibit. Beginning Tuesday, January 17, patrons will have the opportunity to view the stunning work of artist and Florida native Joan Brams.  The public is invited to the Opening Reception on January 17th and the exhibit continues through February 10th.  These are free and open to the public.  The Rickie Report shares the details and gives you a sneak peek.  

 

 

 

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 5221 Hood Road    Palm Beach Gardens

www.jcconline.com/artgallery

 

 

 

 

JOAN  BRAMS:

“A  RETROSPECTIVE”

Opening Reception:

Tuesday, January 17, 2017

5:30-7:30pm  

Free and Open to the Public

 

Exhibition continues through February 10th

 

 

 

 

 

For over 50 years, Joan Brams has been producing art for the Palm Beaches. On a nothing day, when Joan was twenty- five-years-old, she woke up, poured herself a cup of coffee, and decided that this would be the day she started painting. She enrolled herself in the Norton School of Art and began taking lessons with a local artist. Immediately, she felt that she had been creating art her entire life and within a short period of time, people were actually purchasing her works. Brams joined two other artists and they opened a gallery on Worth Avenue in Palm Beach for a short time.

 

 

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Artwork by Joan Brams

 

 

 

 

Soon, other galleries in the area began to take notice of her, and she began putting on one woman shows around the county and eventually, the Findlay Gallery in New York. After moving to Dallas for a few years, she studied sculpting. There, she learned how to cast Styrofoam sculptures into bronze and aluminum. Additionally, she attended welding school and loved doing it as an art form. After several shows in Dallas, she returned to the Palm Beaches to learn about ceramics.

 
Now, as she resides in the Palm Beaches creating her own genre of art, she has delved into creating work in various media forms. She considers her opus to be in multi-layered works in the areas of painting, ceramics, bronze, aluminum and even one-of-a-kind necklaces. Lately, Brams has been working on Chinese rice paper. Her work is on display in many private as well as public collections. Five of her sculptures are also a permanent fixture at the Palm Beach International Airport.

 

 

For more information on how to explore Joan’s exhibit, classes, workshops or other events visit:

www.jcconline.com/artgallery or contact GwildaB@JCConline.com 

 

 

 

 

 

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Armory Art Center Features “Champions: Caribbean Artists Breaking Boundaries In South Florida”

The Armory Art Center invites you to “Champions: Caribbean Artists Breaking Boundaries in South Florida”. The exhibition, celebrating the work of contemporary Caribbean artists living in South Florida, invites everyone to the opening Reception on January 13th. Artists will present complex narratives central to the ideas of identity through their use of space, location, and observation. The exhibition will host a range of work experience in painting, photography, sculpture, video, and installation art. A series of educational programs will complement the exhibition and artists. Curated by Jane Hart, this will be a memorable exhibit.  The Rickie Report shares the details here.

 

 

 

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1700 Parker Avenue    West Palm Beach, FL 33401
561-832-1776    armoryart.org

 

 

“Champions: Caribbean Artists

Breaking Boundaries in South Florida”

Opening Reception:

Friday, January 13, 2017

6:00 pm – 8:00 pm

Montgomery Hall

Exhibition runs January 14-February 11, 2017

This event is Free and Open to the Public 

 

 

 

 

 

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“Genesis XI” by Gonzalo Fuenmayor

 

 

 

PARTICIPATING ARTISTS:

Yanira Collado, Dominican Republic

Franky Cruz, Dominican Republic

Rafael Domenech, Cuba

Morel Doucet, Haiti

Gonzalo Fuenmayor, Coast of Colombia

Adler Guerrier, Haiti

Jessica Martin, Cuba

Michelle Lisa Polissaint, Haiti

Johanne Rahaman, Trinidad

Damian Rojo, Cuba

Leyden Rodriguez Casanova, Cuba

Jamilah Sabur, Jamaica

TM Sisters, Puerto Rican Descent

Curator: Jane Hart

Jane Hart has over 30 years of professional experience and expertise and is active in the contemporary art field in New York City, Los Angeles, London, and South Florida. For nearly a decade she served as the Curator of Exhibitions at the Art and Culture Center of Hollywood, Florida. During her tenure at the Center, Hart curated over 100 exhibitions. Most recently Ms. Hart was named Curator of the Year by the New York Times. Her experience around the world with its core in her decade of service to the Cultural Center of Hollywood make her uniquely qualified to direct this exhibition.

 

 

 

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. 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

 

 

 

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Women In The Visual Arts (WITVA) Invites You To Annual Fundraising Event “ART OF THE SEA” For Art Scholarships

Come to a FUN fundraiser with WITVA (men are included) to raise monies for art scholarships, thank previous donors, honor hard working volunteers including Grace Fishenfeld, create an art project, dine in luxury and enjoy spectacular raffle prizes!  “Art Of The Sea” is apropos, as the Grand Prize is an AMA Waterways European Riverboat Cruise 8 days/7 nights for two!  WITVA not only helps artists network with each other, but nurtures the next generation.  The Rickie Report shares the details and urges you to reserve your space now!

 

 

 

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Painting on invitation by WITVA Top Graduate Scholarship Winner, Angela Yang

 

 

The Women in the Visual Arts (WITVA)

  Scholarship Committee

Invites You to

Annual Fundraising Event:

 

 

“ART OF THE SEA”

Friday, February 3, 2017

10:00 a.m. –  2:00 p.m.

Tickets are $125.00 per person

 Waterstone Resort & Marina

999 E. Camino Real     Boca Raton, FL 33432

 

Contact Myrna Rodkin, Event Coordinator

(561) 703-0554 or zoomf16mr@gmail.com for more information.

 

 

As a non-profit organization, our mission is to promote public interest in the visual arts and to provide financial support to art students attending our local Florida Atlantic University and Florida International University as well as art students attending Palm Beach County High Schools. The proceeds from this event will help us continue our mission. Last year there were 136 students accepted into the competition.

 

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Grace Fishenfeld, Honoree; Susan and Bernie Applebaum

 

In keeping with our theme, we’ll spend the morning using creative ways to paint on canvas Beach Bags. An elegant gourmet lunch will follow.  You will also have the opportunity to participate in a Fabulous Chinese Auction (baskets filled with fantastic gifts), a Silent Auction (Works of art donated by member artists), and an AMAZING Grand Prize Drawing which includes an AMA Waterways European Riverboat Cruise 8 days/7 nights for two (valid for a Balcony Stateroom in March, April, November or December of 2017/2018. Dining is Gourmet, Staterooms are Deluxe and only has 150 passengers); Angela Yang’s full size painting of “Art of the Sea”; and a phenomenal Paper Sculpture; by International artist, Francine Levinson.

 

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Graduates From Left to Right:Diana M. Garcia: FIU, Samannaz Rohanimanesh: FIU, Kristina Smatrakaleva:FAU, Angela Yang:FIU, Ashley Cassens: FAU

 

 

We know you will be inspired by our guest speaker, Angela Yang, who is also the artist of our beautiful “Art Of The Sea” painting and our top Scholarship winner of 2016. This year we are very proud to announce Velia Sweet as our Scholarship Fund Honoree. Please join us as we celebrate Velia, enjoy a creative day, and help raise funds for aspiring young artists.

 

 

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Group Photo of High School Winners Participating in Afternoon Program.

The number of participants is so large that we need two ceremonies to honor them and give out their awards!

 

 

 

 

 

WOMEN IN THE VISUAL ARTS, Inc. is a 501 ( c) 3 organization and all donations are tax deductible to the fullest extent of the law.  All Solicitations and donations are retained 100% by the organization. #SC -12388. A Copy Of The Official Registration And Financial Information May Be Obtained From The Division Of Consumer Services By Calling Toll-Free (800-435-7352) Within The State.  Registration Does Not Imply Endorsement, Approval, Or Recommendation By The State.

 

For more information about WITVA:

www.WITVA.org

 

 

 

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Nationally Acclaimed Artist, Deborah La Fogg Docherty Is Featured At Wellington Art Society Meeting

The Wellington Art Society will feature long time member Deborah LaFogg-Docherty as their first demonstrator of the New Year. The meeting will be held on January 11, 2017 at the Wellington Community Center.  Deborah is a national award winning artist who creates paintings whose subjects seem “touchable”. Meet and greet will be followed by a member spotlight and brief meeting. The evening will conclude with Deborah’s demonstration and a unique art raffle. The Rickie Report shares the details and some sneak peeks.

 

 

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WELLINGTON ART SOCIETY

FEATURES:

Deborah LaFogg Docherty

January 11th

6:30 pm

Free and Open to The Public

Wellington Community Center

12150 Forest Hill Boulevard Wellington, FL

 

 

 

 

 

Deborah is well known for her great love of nature. She gives people a glimpse of how animals live in the wild in a secret world, raise their young, court and survive. Her quest for nature has taken her from the Everglades National Park to Denali National Park in Alaska.

 

 

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“Waiting For Mom” by Deborah LaFogg Docherty

 

 

Deborah grew up on a farm in Connecticut, surrounded by nature and began drawing as a child, copying her mother’s paintings of Bambi, Flower and Thumper on her bedroom wall. Since they were painted on the hall wall, her parents quickly provided her with coloring books, paints and crayons to encourage her creativity. She began drawing birds in grade school, winning awards at the school and painted and drew every summer and during the school year, often forgoing homework! She earned her college degree with a dual major in Illustration and Commercial Art. She graduated with honors and moved to South Florida where she has worked for many years as a graphic artist for The Sun Sentinel. She is currently a Special Sections Designer for the paper and in her “spare time” teaches at Old School Square in Delray Beach, does local workshops and demos.

 

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“Bathed in Morning Light” by Deborah LaFogg Docherty

 

 

Mediums used by Deborah include pastel, oils and acrylics and may involve an under painting for added luminosity and atmosphere. Each medium requires different procedures. With pastels it involves washes of color and turpentine. In oils she blocks out colors. With acrylics she builds on layers going from light to dark.

 

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Painting by Deborah LaFogg Docherty

 

Deborah had two solo shows in 2015 at the J.N. Ding Darling National Wildlife Refuge and the Everglades National Park’s Ernest F. Coe Gallery in the Visitors Center. She has received many national and local awards. She has illustrated two children’s books: “Woodcut Jill” raising money for the National Crocodile Refuge and “Rosie’s Song”. A fully illustrated book.

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“Flying Tiger” by Deborah LaFogg Docherty

 

 

Membership affiliations include: Signature member of the Artists for Conservation, the Pastel Society of America, the Salmagundi Art Club, an elected member of the Audubon Artists, the Wellington Art Society and many others. Deborah says, “Looking at my paintings today, many people think they are photographs. I take it as a compliment since I’m a photorealistic painter. My quest has been exciting and rewarding”.

 

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“Captured Gaze” by Deborah LaFogg Docherty

 

 

 

 

The Wellington Art Society is a non-profit charitable organization in its 36th 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 please visit WellingtonArtSociety.org.

 

 

 

 

 

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Free Martin County Studio Tour Highlights Twenty Three Artists January 21 & 22

Martin County is home to working studios featuring art by both internationally renowned and local artists working side by side, inspiring each other. The First Annual Martin County Open Studio Tour will take place on the weekend of January 21-22, 2017. “New Realms of Working Spaces” will introduce Martin County artists to regional patrons of the arts and provide an intimate look inside the working studio space of local artists. The MCOST event will be open at no charge to the public. The tour has already enlisted artists working in fiber, ceramics, mixed media, oil, and textured painting.   The Rickie Report shares the details of the 23 studios and urges you to MARK your CALENDARS!

 

 

First Annual Martin County Open Studio Tour

January 21-22, 2017

9:00 am – 4:00 pm Daily  

FREE

 

 

 

 

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This event provides the public with a rare opportunity to meet local artists and to explore a wide variety of art forms. The tour has already enlisted artists working in fiber, ceramics, mixed media, oil, and textured painting. The Open Studio Tour will invite our local community to view the private space where an artist creates their work. This will foster new connections between artists and their community. Promotion of the event will bring a broad audience to view artists’ work. And collectors can buy directly from the artists at their studios.

 

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Eduardo Gomez at work

 

 

 

 

 

Many artists will be performing demonstrations of their techniques at various times during the event. The varied media, time for personal exchange, and unique setting ensure this will be an exceptional opportunity for both artists and patrons. The MCOST event is non-profit and will be open at no charge to the public.

 

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Chris Kling Giving a Live Portrait Demonstration

 

 

 

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Elizabeth Esther Kelly at her loom

 

Tour Brochures will be available at many Martin County Locations, including: Martin County Arts, Martin County Libraries, Elliot Museum, Stuart Art and Supply, Fish House Art Center.

 

 

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Lynn Barletta at the easel

 

 

 

For more information & list of brochure locations go to:  http://www.MCOST.org

Thank You To Our Sponsors:

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Celebrate The New Year At Las Olas Outdoor Art Showcase January 7 & 8, 2017

Start the year off in style and join the show that put Howard Alan Events on the map! Now considered a South Florida tradition in its 29th year on Las Olas Boulevard, the Howard Alan Events art festival is nationally recognized as one of the top events in America. Over the years, this Las Olas Boulevard festival has become a premiere & must see event in South Florida. People come out yearly to see more than 150 artists display their work in what looks like an art gallery lining the iconic Las Olas Boulevard. Meet the creators of the art on display; commission a specific piece; ask questions about techniques; learn the sources of their inspirations; and purchase fine works of art at affordable prices.  The Rickie Report shares the details.

 

 

 

 

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29th Annual Las Olas Art Fair Part I

 

Saturday, January 7

&

Sunday, January 8

 

 

10:00 am – 5:00 pm

 

Free and open to the Public

Las Olas Boulevard in Fort Lauderdale, between SE 6th Avenue and SE 11th Avenue

Navigational address: 600 East Las Olas Boulevard, Ft. Lauderdale, Fl 33301

 

Support the Arts, the Local Community and the Las Olas Association

 

 

 

About Howard Alan Events, Ltd.:

 

 

Howard Alan Events, a Florida-based company, develops and presents art and craft shows throughout the country. For the past 25 years, Howard Alan Events has produced some of the nation’s finest juried art shows, including more than 40 venues each year such as the Downtown Aspen Art Festival (Aspen, CO), Beaver Creek Art Festival (Beaver Creek, CO), Alexandria King Street Art Festival (Alexandria, VA), and the Las Olas Art Fairs, (Fort Lauderdale, FL). Several shows are ranked in the top 100 art fairs in the country by Sunshine Artist magazine. The founders personally select culture rich cities for their show locations providing a complete outdoor experience unmatched by other festivals. Each show is unique and features works of both established and emerging artists.

 

For additional information on the 29th Annual Las Olas Art Fair Part I and other Howard Alan Events art and craft shows across the country, visit www.artfestival.com or call 561-746-6615.

 

 

 

 

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HotWorks.org Presents 8th Annual Boca Raton Fine Art Show™ January 28 & 29, 2017 Downtown Boca Raton: Call for Budding Artists

On January 28 & 29, 2017 the 8th Annual Boca Raton Fine Art Show™ will bring fine artists and fine craftspeople to the area. Voted in the top 100 juried art fairs in the country, the Boca Raton Fine Art Show™ showcases 170 professional artists of all disciplines including paintings, sculpture, clay, glass, wood, fiber, jewelry, photography, and more. One of the exciting parts of this Show is seeing the “Budding Artists“. The Rickie Report shares this Call For Art Entries for Ages 9 – 19 years old or grades 6 -12. We urge you to share this application and information with everyone you know who is involved with children and young adults – let’s help encourage the next generation of artists!

 

 

 

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BOCA  RATON  FINE  ART  SHOW ™

 

Saturday, January 28, 2017

&

Sunday, January 29, 2017

 

CALL  FOR  BUDDING  ARTISTS!

Ages 9-19 or Grades 6-12

 

It’s time to start thinking about and creating the art work you want to enter for the show!

Applications must be postmarked by January 10, 2017

Free admission and Free parking

Downtown Boca Raton on Federal Highway at Palmetto Park Road

 

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The Boca Raton Fine Art Show Budding Artist Competition gives young artists 9 to 19 (grades 6-12) a golden opportunity to begin learning the rules of being part of a professional art show and exhibition. It exposes young artists to the opportunity of creating art for a living – doing something they love to do and, most importantly, how to do it. The art show provides an unmatched learning experience, and exposes students to artwork they might not have otherwise seen. Young artists are encouraged to speak with the artists in the show – all professionals – and to ask them questions about participating in art shows as a career.

 

 

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The Institute for the Arts & Education is our 501c3 non-profit arm which focuses on visual arts, diversity, community enrichment, and fostering art education amongst youth. As part of our commitment to include art education in the Boca Raton Fine Art Show and the community, a Budding Artist Art competition is integrated into the event. Young artists in grades 6-12 or ages 9-19 are invited to apply with their original and personally handmade art. This competition gives budding, young artists a golden opportunity to begin learning the rules of being part of a professional art show and exhibition.

 

See Art, Love Art, Buy Art! See You There!

www.HotWorks.org
Info@HotWorks.org
Contact Patty Narozny, Executive Director
Office: 941-755-3088

 

 

 

 

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Armory Art Salon Features “Hablando En Chino” With Juan Erman Gonzales Tuesday, January 3rd

ART SALONS at the ARMORY ART CENTER in West Palm Beach are a gathering place for artists throughout the region. Each month from October to May, Art Salons offer presentations by professional artists whose artwork is being shown in museums and galleries in South Florida. Presenters show their work, talk about their influences, and explore the work of artists showing in museums and galleries. Stimulating discussions follow, led by Coordinator, Elle Shorr.  The public is invited to  “Hablando En Chino” with  Juan Erman Gonzales on Tuesday, January 3, 2017.  The Rickie Report shares the details and some sneak peeks.

 

 

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1700 Parker Avenue    West Palm Beach, Florida 33401

(561) 832-1776      armoryart.org

 

 

AT THE ART SALON:

TUESDAY, January 3, 2017

6:30 -8:30 pm

“HABLANDO EN “CHINO”

PRESENTED BY

JUAN ERMAN GONZALES

IN THE ARMORY ART CENTER LIBRARY

There’s a $10 fee to attend.
If you’d like to bring some snacks or drinks to share, that would be much appreciated. Feel free to share this announcement with friends.

 

 

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“Female – Unspecified” by Juan Erman Gonzales

Juan Antonio Gonzalez, better known as “Erman” (Cuba, 1956), is a mixed media artist whose theme driven, series based works are rooted in migration. Using utilitarian methods like wood-work, sewing and ceramics Erman creates original components for 2 and 3D collage, assemblage and installations long thought to echo and materialize remembrance, to converse about exile, displacement, up-rootness and transculture, with sub-contexts of family, gender and Afro-Caribbean folklore, from a Cuban-American vernacular. This dialogue is achieved with a very personal iconography: empty chairs and cups, ladders reaching heights and depths, wearer-less shoes, floating windows, the bifurcated but not barren landscape presented in a sub-reality where familial issues of home and homelands are questioned, challenged and when successful, resolved. He has taught art practices to children and adults living with disabilities and has been the guest lecturer at Edna Manley College in Jamaica, the National Gallery of the Bahamas, FIT in New York, Colorado State University and Lincoln Center in Ft. Collins, Colorado and most recently at Broward College in Davie, Florida in conjunction with his solo, traveling exhibition “Cortando, Cosiendo y Recordando,” a catalogued survey of works curated by Rosie Gordon-Wallace.

 

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“Hollywood” by Juan Erman Gonzales

 

Erman’s works form part of many collections including the Miami Art Museum, Miami-Dade Public Library, Craig Robbin’s and Instituto Sacatar in Brazil where he was awarded an International Fellowship in 2006 culminating in a solo exhibition at ACBEU Gallery. He is presently engaged in a new series titled “I Am That, I Am” where using original stencils and drawing, he is experimenting with multiples, repetition and layering while analyzing names, adjectives and phraseology used by others when describing him.

 

 

 

 

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. 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

ABOUT ART SALONS:

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. Art Salons also offer the opportunity to explore the practical side of being an artist, enhance professional development, share useful resources, and network with other artists. Elle Schorr, a well known artist / photographer who spends much of her time at museums and art exhibits locally and internationally, has been facilitating the salons, hosted by the Armory Art Center, since 2012. All are welcome to join in these timely explorations of trends in contemporary art and individual artists’ work.

Videos of past Art Salon presentations are available on-line at:

http://www.elleschorrphotography.com/salon-presentations.php

 

 

 

 

 

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