Dr. Edie Widder Presents “Illuminating The Deep: The Fine Art Of Exploration At Lighthouse ArtCenter

The Lighthouse ArtCenter celebrates the mysteries of the ocean depths with a stimulating three-part exhibition which runs through March 4th. Everyone is welcome to the Opening Reception on January 5th.  “Illuminating the Deep”  showcases the collaborative genius of internationally recognized authority on bioluminescence and area resident, Dr. Edith Widder and her colleague and artist Dr. Steve Bernstein. This lecture takes place on Saturday, January 7th and reservations must be made in advance.  The Lighthouse ArtCenter’s presentation of deep sea art, science and social concerns also features the art of Else Bostlemann in The Fine Art of Exploration. In addition, guests will create their own bioluminescence experience. The Rickie Report shares the details, dates and some sneak peeks.

 

 

 

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373 Tequesta Drive Tequesta, FL 33469
561-746-3101      www.LighthouseArts.org

 

 

 

 

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Illuminating the Deep

(Also featuring The Fine Art of Exploration)

Now through March 4, 2017

 

 

Opening Reception:

January 5, 2017, 5:30pm – 7:30pm

Admission:

Children Under 8 Free; Free for members; $10.00 for non-members

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Illuminating the Deep: The Fine Art of Exploration

Lecture by Dr. Widder

Saturday, January 7, 2017

5:30pm – 7:30pm

$15.00 for members, $20.00 for non-members. This is a ticketed event with limited seating.

Call (561) 746-3101 to purchase tickets in advance.

 

 

Dr. Widder will give a lecture bringing together many of the elements that make up the exhibitions.  Dr. Widder will describe some of the earliest expeditions that Bostlemann illustrated and contrast them with her own experiences exploring the deep, including her breakthrough capturing the first images of a Giant Squid in its natural habitat.

 

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Gallery Hours:

Monday through Friday 10:00am – 4:00pm, Saturday 10:00am – 2:00pm

Lighthouse ArtCenter: Gallery Square North, 373 Tequesta Drive, Tequesta, FL 33469
www.LighthouseArts.org or (561) 746-3101

 

 

Gallery 1: Illuminating the Deep: Explore. Learn. Act. Showcases the collaborative genius of the internationally-recognized authority on bioluminescence, Dr. Edie Widder, and the artist, Steven Bernstein, PhD, combining art and science. Their vibrant photographic images of unimagined creatures, captured in the depths of the sea by Dr. Widder’s unique cameras, accompanied by informational panels, provide a colorful and engaging introduction to the language of light (and giant squid) in our oceans.

 

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Gallery 2: Featuring the Art of Else Bostlemann in The Fine Art of Exploration presents a private collection of original paintings depicting the never-before-seen wonders of the deep by Else Bostlemann. Bostlemann was the expedition artist for scientist William Beebe during the world-record Bathysphere dives into the deep sea in the 1930’s. Beebe and Bostlemann introduced the world to bioluminescence. This historic artwork, on loan to the Lighthouse ArtCenter from the Bostlemann family, was created for National Geographic, and have never been publicly displayed.

 

 

 

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Gallery 3: Google Tilt Brush Step into the cutting edge of technology with virtual reality and the newly released Tilt Brush by Google! Visitors will be immersed in the experience of bioluminescence as they paint with light in 3-D. Walk inside your “painting,” look at it from above, below, and through both sides. This astonishing new art form is sure to be popular, appointments are necessary. Your favorite digital screen shot will be emailed to you to share with your friends and family. Only $15 for a fun and mind-altering ten minutes you’ll talk about for the rest of the season! Make your virtual reality experience appointment by calling Sheri Gansz at (561) 746-3101.

 

 

“If there is a fourth part to our exhibition, it would have to be our concern for all life in our oceans,” said Lighthouse ArtCenter curator Janeen Mason. “We have seen in Florida that our lifestyles on land can have great consequences for the creatures of the sea. We hope Illuminating the Deep can also provide ways everyone can make a difference.”

 

“Illuminating the Deep” also sheds light on the threats faced by the ocean and its inhabitants, and what everyone can do in their everyday life to preserve and protect the planet’s largest ecosystem. A particular focus of the exhibition is a display showing the health of the Indian River Lagoon and how the waterway impacts life in the deep sea.

 

 

 

 

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“This is a rare encounter with life beyond the average person’s reach,” said Lighthouse ArtCenter’s Executive Director Nancy Politsch. “We’re thrilled to have Dr. Widder and Dr. Bernstein’s thought-provoking exhibition and striking art for this one-of-a-kind exhibit. Our guests will be astonished and fascinated to view images of creatures so different from what we know.”

 

 

 

The Lighthouse ArtCenter’s presentation of deep sea art, science and social concerns also features the art of Else Bostlemann in The Fine Art of Exploration. In the 1930s, another type of explorer dove into the deep in a bathysphere, a metal sphere lowered by cable a half mile deep. William Beebe became a renowned expert on creatures of the deep, because he was the first to see what sailors of old fabled – odd, large luminescent animals unlike any fish or mollusk caught and consumed nearer the surface.

 

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Beebe described what he saw to the expedition artist, Else Bostlemann, who sketched and painted Beebe’s recollections. Her artwork from nearly a century ago, used by National Geographic Magazine to illustrate Beebe’s dramatic descriptions of the deep, will be part of Lighthouse ArtCenter’s original art installation in The Fine Art of Exploration.

 

 

For more information about this exhibit, classes, workshops or other events:

lighthousearts.org

 

 

 

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Exclusive Breaking Story: Join Fellow ART GLASS Enthusiasts For Opportunity Of A lifetime At GLASS QUEST!

McMow Art Glass in partnership with Wardell Products shares this breaking story with The Rickie Report.  Join your fellow ART GLASS enthusiasts for the opportunity of a lifetime at GLASS QUEST!  Launching May 26 through May 28th in West Palm Beach, GLASS QUEST is a weekend of education, inspiration and engagement for glass enthusiasts of all types.  It includes incredible networking opportunities, as well as overall engagement in the evolving world of art glass education & advocacy! Meet & partner with other glass artisans as everyone pushes the boundaries of glass as a contemporary art form!  The Rickie Report shares the details here.

 
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What  is  GLASS  QUEST ?

 

 

A weekend of education, inspiration and engagement for glass enthusiasts of all types.

Incredible networking opportunities, as well as overall engagement in the evolving world of art glass education & advocacy!

Meet & partner with other glass artisans as we push the boundaries of glass as a contemporary art form!

 

 

JOIN THE QUEST!

 

 

LAUNCHING: May 26th, 27th, 28th, 2017

In beautiful downtown West Palm Beach, Florida

Learn more about this exciting location here: www.downtownwpb.com

 

 

 

 

INFORMATION/ SIGN UP:

https://glassquest2017.eventbrite.com

KEYNOTE SPEAKER:

Maureen James, Publisher & Art Glass Educator

Publisher of Glass Patterns Quarterly, Glass Art and The Flow publications. She has also served on the board of the International Art Glass Suppliers Association and in 2012 received the Lifetime Achievement Award from this organization. She has been influential in bringing glass education to the masses and is thrilled to be working with the various organizations serving in this capacity. Maureen is also a co-host for the Glass Expert Webinars in which the best and most sought after instructors in the industry share their unique techniques to an audience all over the world via a live webinar.

 

 

 

 

 

WHAT YOU CAN EXPECT:

• Lectures & demonstrations from professional glass artists from across the Country.
• An Extraordinary kiln-forming experience hosted on Sunday by: Jen Ken Kilns
• Glass Gallery Exhibition with meet the artist opportunities
• A Saturday evening VIP cocktail reception with live music
• Opportunities to review and purchase the latest & greatest tools, supplies and equipment from select manufacturers
• Participate in a series of guided roundtable discussions about the future of the art glass industry
• Engage at the Legislative Action Center – and make your voice heard #savecoloredglass… and more!

 

 

 

ADDITIONAL LECTURE & DEMONSTRATION PRESENTERS TBA

ITINERARY-AT-A-GLANCE:

Friday

4 – 7 pm Check-in/Registration/Exhibitor Booths
7 pm       Welcome Reception

Saturday

8 am – Welcome Breakfast – Keynote Speaker: Maureen James
9 am – Educational Sessions Begin
12 pm – Lunch & Roundtables Series
1 pm – 3pm Educational Sessions Continue
4 pm – Panel of Speakers with special guest Moderator: Audience Q&A
5 – 7 pm Networking: VIP Cocktail Reception hosted by: Habatat Galleries

Sunday

10 am – Breakfast followed by Kiln-Forming experience hosted by Jen Ken Kilns

 

 

 

Would you like to be a part of this exciting opportunity?!?

Contact Taylor Materio at taylor@mcmow.com or 561-585-9011

 

 

 

 

 

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Rickie Leiter, Publisher

Rickie@therickiereport.com   561-537-0291

17019 SW Sapri Way  Port St. Lucie, FL 34986

 

2016 Armory Art Center Faculty And All Student Showcase Opens

The 2016 Armory Faculty showcase and the 2016 All Student showcase are the Armory Art Center’s biggest shows of the year, so if you’re an aficionado and supporter of the arts be sure to clear some room on your calendar in order to experience these unmissable shows!  Both Opening Receptions take place on Friday, March 25th.  The Rickie Report shares the details and a few sneak peeks.  All Exhibitions are free and open to the public.

 

 

 

 

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1700 Parker Avenue   West Palm Beach, FL 33401

www.armoryart.org or Call 561-832-1776

 

 

 

 

2016 Armory Faculty Showcase /

All Student Showcase

 

 

 

Opening Reception:

Friday, March 25, 2016

 6:00 – 8:00 pm

Greenfield Gallery | East Gallery (Faculty)

Montgomery Hall (Student)

 

 

 

EXHIBITIONS ARE FREE AND OPEN TO THE PUBLIC:

Monday – Friday 9 am – 5 pm | Saturday 9 am – 4:00 pm

 

 

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(Faculty) Sonya Gaskell, “Armory in UV”  Oil on Canvas

 

 

 

 

The 2016 Armory Faculty Showcase will exhibit juried works in different mediums by the Armory Art Center faculty members and will run concurrently with the 2016 All Student Showcase. These exhibitions are organized and hosted by the Armory Art Center, “which is a testament to the quality and craftsmanship that one can expect to find in the 2016 Armory Faculty Showcase and the 2016 All Student Showcase” said Liza Niles, Director of Education and Exhibitions at the Armory Art Center.

 

 

 

 

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(Student) Edrian Thomidis  “Transcending”, Figurative Ceramic Sculpture

 

 

 

 

 

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(Student) Joan Lustig   “Angles and Triangles Series II”  Mixed Media 12”x12” each

 

 

 

The mission of the Armory Art Center is to inspire the creation and experience of art. The Armory’s vision is to be Palm Beach County’s leading visual arts education and exhibition center. Housed in an historic art deco building, the Armory provides art classes for students of all ages, exhibitions, art salons, lectures, and special events. Twenty exhibitions are hosted annually in four galleries. Nearly 100 courses held in 12 state-of-the-art studios are offered including ceramics, digital arts, drawing, glass fusing, jewelry, painting, printmaking, fibers, sculpture, and more. For more information, visit www.armoryart.org or call 561-832-1776 x33.

 

 

 

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

Rickie Leiter, Publisher

The Rickie Report

P.O.Box 33423

Palm Beach Gardens, FL 33420

Rickie@therickiereport.com

561-537-0291

Art Boca Raton Announces Week Of Lectures, Events And Exhibits For Inaugural Show

Lee Ann and David Lester, organizers and founders of Art Boca Raton, taking place March 18-21, 2016 in the International Pavilion of the Palm Beaches on the grounds of the Research Park at Florida Atlantic University, announce Art Boca Raton Art Week, an extraordinary line-up of lectures, events, interactive demonstrations, local artists at work and off-site events in conjunction with the inaugural art fair.  All programming takes place at Art Boca Raton in the International Pavilion of the Palm Beaches located at the Research Park on the ground of Florida Atlantic University (3450 NW 8th Avenue, Boca Raton, FL 33431), unless otherwise noted. Admission to programming is included with the ticket unless otherwise indicated. The Rickie Report shares the details, some sneak peeks and urges you to stop by.

 

 

 

 

 

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Inaugural Fair Showcases Interactive Art Demonstrations, Documentaries & Late Nights at the Boca Raton Museum of Art

 

 

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To benefit the Boca Raton Museum of Art and School 

Thursday, March 17

Fair Hours
Friday, March 18 11am -­ 6pm
Saturday, March 19 ­ 11am ­- 6pm
Sunday, March 20 11am -­ 6pm
Monday, March 21 ­ 11am -­ 6pm

 

 

All programming takes place at Art Boca Raton in the International Pavilion of the Palm Beaches located at the Research Park on the ground of Florida Atlantic University (3450 NW 8th Avenue, Boca Raton, FL 33431), unless otherwise noted.

Admission to programming is included with the ticket unless otherwise indicated.

 

 

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“Ada With Sunglasses” by Alex Katz

 

 

 

 

 

“Our international art fairs are successful because we are committed to becoming part of the community’s arts scene as we continue to do with Art Palm Beach and as we did as founders of Art Miami. By partnering with local institutions and organizations to create Art Boca Raton Art Week, and involving community leaders and residents we create a unique sense of ownership by all who know how beneficial art and culture are to the city they live and work in, says Lee Ann Lester. “Working closely with Florida Atlantic University, the Research Park, the Boca Raton Museum of Art and Art School and the Mayor’s office and Boca Raton Chamber of Commerce, we have created programming and events with wide appeal,” continues Lester.

 

 

 

 

Approximately 50 regional, national, and international dealers will exhibit in the custom- built 65,000 square foot exhibition hall with the entrance hallmarked by Keith Haring’s 40-foot long Pop Shop Mural 1986 presented by Castle Fitzjohns Gallery. This $500,000 build-out will include a full service restaurant, sculpture garden and lecture hall. Self and valet parking adjacent to the pavilion makes it easy to visit more than once.

 

 

The fair is open to the public from Friday, March 18, through Monday, March 21, 2016, from 11 a.m. until 6 p.m. daily. Tickets are $15 in advance and $20 at the door. Multi-day passes are $20 in advance and $25 at the door. Student pricing is available. For tickets and a full list of events visit www.artbocaraton.com.

 

 

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Alexi Torres’ “Celebration Oneness”

 

LECTURE SERIES:

Friday, March 18

2 p.m. – On the Road with Dale Chihuly, Alibis & Anecdotes presented by renowned gallerist Paul Fisher of the eponymous gallery located in Palm Beach since 1990.

 

3:30 p.m. – Abraham Manievich: A Pioneer of Jewish Futurism – Alan Pensler, art historian and author will discuss Abraham Manievich’s career from his humble beginnings as sign painter in Kiev to one of the most famous artists from the Pale Settlement and the abundant symbolism in his paintings.

Saturday, March 19

2 p.m. – From the Gulag to the Palace – the Epic story of the life and art of Boris Chetkov presented by gallerist Kenneth Pushkin and Yulia Zigern- Korn, art historian and senior researcher at the Pushkin National Museum in St. Petersburg, Russia.

Sunday, March 20

 

2 p.m. Bold Beauty Project – KINDSIGHT: Photography as a vehicle for Recognition, Empowerment and Goodness. Panel discussion: Robert Zuckerman (photographer), Shelly Baer (Project Director, Bold Beauty Project), Starr Sariego (Curator, Bold Beauty Project), and Joy Hepburn (project model and photographer).

 

The Bold Beauty Project is an innovative photography exhibition showcasing 20 women living with various disabilities. Through the creative lenses of the photographers, the audience gets a rare glimpse into the lives of these incredible women revealing their beauty, strength, sensuality and boldness. Each panelist will present their contribution to the project and how they in turn have been impacted by their participation.

 

3 p.m. Boca Talks at the Boca Raton Museum of Art, Wolgin Gallery, 501 Plaza Real, Boca Raton, Museum Members $5 Non-members $15 Students with ID $5

 

 

 

Bob Colacello: In and Out with Andy – Vanity Fair special correspondent Bob Colacello will discuss his new exhibition and his life with Andy Warhol, the brilliant, controlling, private, insecure, and influential man who continues to fascinate us. As the editor of Interview magazine from 1971 – 1983, Colacello photographed the glamorous world of Warhol’s circle of associates, the Factory office, star-studded parties and openings around the world, and captured images of Warhol in quiet moments at his most honest and vulnerable.

 

 

3:30 p.m. Everything You Want to Know…About the Art Market and the Golden Rules of Collecting – presented by Sébastien Laboureau, Founder and CEO of MoonStar Fine Arts Advisors (Miami and Paris) and international expert on the intersection of art and finance. Mr. Laboureau will discuss current trends of the art market, the advantages of purchasing at art fairs and art as an investment.

 

Monday, March 21

 

2:00 p.m. – Conceptual Art in the 21st Century presented by Milagros Bello, Ph.D.

Dr. Milagros Bello, art historian, sociologist, curator and art writer and a graduate of the Sorbonne, will discuss the practices and purposes of Post-Conceptual Art, From the iconic Duchamp’s urinal, the mass produced objects of Pop Art or the singular simplicity of the Minimalists, artists of the 21st century have critically stretched the margins of aesthetics. This lecture examines the works of Damien Hirst, Jeff Koons, Takashi Murakami, Maurizio Catelan to Wangechi Mutu, among others, who have created new notions of contemporary art.

 

 

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Glass Composition by Laura Donefer

 

 

 

ARTISTS AT WORK/DEMONSTRATIONS:

 

Faculty artists from the Boca Raton Museum of Art School will demonstrate gold leafing, painting on porcelain, collage and figure drawing in the Art School’s booth at the fair.

Friday, March 18

Noon to 2:30 p.m. – Jacalyn Sanders, collage instructor will demonstrate and invite attendees to create their own small collage.

3 p.m. – 5:30 p.m. – Marybelle Cordell, painting instructor, will demonstrate the process of painting on porcelain.

Saturday, March 19

Noon to 2:30 p.m. – Andrea Huffman, textile artist, will demonstrate printing on fabric and guests will be invited to create their own small printing on cloth.

3 p.m. to 5 p.m. – Christopher Lopez will be the Artist at Work – representational drawing

Sunday, March 20

 

Noon to 2:30 p.m. – Suzanne Scherer will demonstrate the art of gold leaf, and tool and stamping into gold.
Noon to 2:30 p.m. Jacalyn Sanders will be the Artist at Work – collages
1 p.m. to 5:30 p.m. – Figure Drawing from live models with adult art school students sketching. Attendees are invited to join in and materials will be provided.

 

 

 

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Mel Blochner’s “Obvious”

 

 

 

DOCUMENTARY SCREENINGS: 

Saturday, March 19 – 3:30 p.m.

 

Hidden Books: The Art of Kumi Korf – screening and discussion

Directed by Sam Hampton and produced by Kirsten Hampton, “Hidden Books: The Art of Kumi Korf,” is a 30-minute documentary about the Japanese-born artist, Kumi Korf whose art involves several disciplines: architectural design, printmaking, painting, papermaking and artists’ books. The film a unique perspective on her life and how the world around her influences her work.

 

Monday, March 21 – 3:30 p.m.

 

Pilchuck: A Dance with Fire – moderated by Paul Fisher
The film explores how the Pilchuck Glass School, a small art center in the Pacific Northwest woods of Stanwood, Washington, became the largest glass art center in the world. Founded by iconic figure Dale Chihuly and a few art school friends in the counterculture days of the early 70s, the Pilchuck Glass School pushed the boundaries from its very beginnings. James Baker, CEO of the Pilchuck Glass School and the Executive Producer of this PBS documentary special.

 

 

 

OFF-SITE EVENTS:

 

 

March 18 and 19, Friday and Saturday – 1 p.m. until 7:00 p.m.*

Jay Critchely Incorporated – Solo Exhibition
Schmidt Center Gallery, Performing Arts Building, Room 102 – Complimentary shuttle from Art Boca Raton International Pavilion of the Palm Beaches.

Jay Critchley, Incorporated uses ritual, wordplays and the mainstream media to address governmental power and corporate greed and their impact on areas such as the environment, health, sexuality and public discourse.

*Curated tours Friday and Saturday 3:30 to 4:30 p.m. with Rod Faulds, FAU Director of Galleries.

 

March 18-21, Friday & Saturday from 6 p.m. until 8 p.m.

Sunday 5 p.m. to 7 p.m.

 

 

Art After Dark at the Boca Raton Museum of Art – 501 Plaza Real, Boca Raton, FL

 

Extended hours at the Boca Raton Museum of Art with cocktails and music sponsored by Sak’s Fifth Avenue. Continue your appreciation of art into the evening and enjoy three world-class exhibitions on view at the Boca Raton Museum of Art: Warhol Prints from the Collection of Marc Bell, Bob Colacello: In and Out with Andy and Warhol on Vinyl: The Record Covers, 1949-1987+. Meet visiting artists, mingle with local collectors, curators and museum members. Admission $12. Art Boca Raton one-day and multi-day pass holders $10, Art Boca Raton VIP cardholders’ complimentary admission.

 

 

Gallery Opening: Tim Tate & Rick Eggert

Featuring artist Tim Tate and glass artist Rick Eggert. Wine, appetizers, and demonstration. $10 per person. The Benzaiten Center for Creative Arts brings art to life, immersing the public in arts production and its creative processes, while providing direct interaction with artists from around the world. 1105 2nd Avenue South, Lake Worth, Florida 33460

 

 

 

 

 

Saturday, March 19 – 9 a.m. until 2 p.m.

 

 

On the Road: Winston Art Group Appraisal Day – hosted by Florida Atlantic University’s Dorothy F. Schmidt College of Arts and Letters in the Theatre Lab, Parliament Hall, 777 Glades Road. Renowned experts from Winston Art Group of West Palm Beach; Kodner Galleries of Dania Beach; Palm Beach Modern Auctions of West Palm Beach, and others will be on hand to offer verbal appraisals of art, antiques, decorative arts, furniture, jewelry and vintage. Verbal appraisals are $45 per item. For details email gvorsas@fau.edu or visit www.fau.edu/artsandletters. All proceeds benefit student scholarships.

 

 

 

 

Next Level Fairs is the parent company for Art Boca Raton and Art Palm Beach that will celebrate the 20th edition of the fair January 18-22, 2017 at the Palm Beach Convention Center.

Next Level Fairs curates sophisticated, event driven fairs attracting global attendance, supported by an international marketing and branding strategy in coordination with local museums, collectors and galleries.

www.nextlevelfairs.com

 

 

 

 

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

Rickie Leiter, Publisher

The Rickie Report

P.O.Box 33423

Palm Beach Gardens, FL 33420

Rickie@therickiereport.com

561-537-0291

Don’t Miss A Minute Of ArtSynergy Events In Conjunction With ArtPalmBeach2016

The Palm Beaches will be vibrating with art when ArtPalmBeach returns on January 20, 2016 to celebrate its 19th year at the Palm Beach County Convention Center. The fair will feature 85 international exhibitors, installation projects, art video labs, and SCULPT Palm Beach featuring a major large scale public art sculpture on the Palm Beach County Convention Center entrance plaza.  Art Synergy in collaboration with ArtPalmBeach will produce more than 65 exhibitions, January 15 – 30th throughout the nine Palm Beach County Art Districts during Art Palm Beach week. The nine art districts are: Antique Row, Artists Alley Delray, Boynton Beach Art District, Lake Park and North Palm Beach Art District, Lake Worth Arts, Northwood Village, West Palm Beach, and Worth Avenue.  The Rickie Report shares Highlights

 

 

 

 

 

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Marjorie S. Fisher Gallery: ArtSynergy presents ‘Mixing It Up’ at Marjorie S. Fisher Gallery All Media Group Exhibition. Reception on Friday, January 22nd (6pm to 8:30pm) – $10 Entry Donation. Sponsored by Civil Society Brewing and the West Palm Beach CRA. In conjunction with ArtSynergy, ArtPalmBeach and the Northwood ArtX ArtWalks. Featured Artists Include: Julie Silk Beaumont, Steve Brouse, Anthony Burks Sr., Robert Catapano, M.C. Desorcy, Ren Dittfield, David Hayes, Greg Matthews, Craig McInnis, Henriett Michel, John Rachell, Barry Seidman…
Exhibition runs from January 5th to January 30th and is Free during regular Gallery Hours – Tuesday through Saturday 10am to 5pm.

 

 

Rolando Chang Barrero Fine Art Gallery will be presenting “Wet Foot / Dry Foot : 4 Cubans Conditions and Contributions.” Opening Reception January 15, 2016 | 6-9 PM. Continues through ArtWeek2016 in collaboration with Art Synergy and ArtPalmBeach.

 

 

 

The Urban Arts Lofts presents “Art Junction” on Saturday, January 23rd. The artists at the Urban Arts Lofts (UAL) invite you to an evening of sculpture, metalworking, photography, ceramics & custom built wood workings. The Lofts will feature several nationally known artists.For more information log onto: www.lakewortharts.com Studios open at noon. Special reception from 6-9 pm.Free Event!

 

 

 

ActivistArtistA Gallery presents “Snapshots! The Artist Gaze, opening reception January 28, 2016 6-10 PM.

 

 

 

Back Alley Art Festival The Lake Park Art District In conjunction with Art Palm Beach and ART Synergy we will be hosting The Back Alley Art Festival (Hopefully first annual)! Live painting and murals all night long.  Much more info coming so please stay tuned.  Food from Diner Dogs Inc. & Woodys Burgers Florida.

 

 

 

CONTINUUM is a pop-up art exhibition by Art Synergy in the Arts & Entertainment District in downtown West Palm Beach that takes place during ArtPalmBeach Week. Jan. 21 to Jan. 30 at 522 Clematis Street.

 

 

 

The Armory Center will be featuring three exhibitions during Art Palm Beach Week “The Women of Vision”, Rising Waters: an exhibition of recent works by Mags Harries and River: an installation by Mags Harries and Lajos Heder. “The Women of Vision” will feature sculpture, painting, photography, ceramics and mixed media. Rising Waters is an exhibition by Boston based artist Mag Harries it is an ironic and poignant commentary on the dilemma of “Rising Waters”-our inability to grasp it on an individual level and our societal refusal to deal with the effects of global warming already so evident in South Florida. River, the installation by Boston based artists Mags Harries and Lajos Heder of water, light, and shadow creates an apparition of a river from one bucket of water. January 16- February 12, 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.

 

 

 

Benzaiten Center for Creative Arts will be featuring a glass blowing demonstration with contemporary glass artist Laura Donefer. Donefer has been a driving force in the Canadian glass movement for 18 years, she has curated many exhibits to show Canadian work including a major one in Tucson, Arizona entitled “North of the Border”.  Partners in this venture are McMow Art Glass and Habatat Galleries.  Artists will be selling their hand made fine crafts from 2 – 9 pm.

 

 

 

Bold Beauty Project, ArtPalmBeach has partnered with the Bold Beauty Project and famed photographer Robert Zuckerman to bring the Bold Beauty Project photography exhibit to Art Palm Beach 2016. This innovative visual arts event showcases women who dare to expose their disabilities. The models boldly face the photographer’s lens, and through the process, they uncover their beauty, sensuality and strength to break the molds of conventional beauty.

 

 

 

FOTOfusion at the Palm Beach Photographic Centre is the International Festival of Photography and Digital Imaging. In its 21st year it will feature Portfolio Reviews by 100 Experts, Mini FOTOshoots, seminars & panel discussions, hands-on computer labs, multimedia presentations, photography & digital art exhibitions, book signings & gallery walks and fuse and schmooze parties. Jan.19- Jan. 23.

 

 

 

Whitespace Collection: Collectors Breakfast featuring artist Rita Montlack and her exhibition “XXL Photographs; A Historical Survey of Contemporary Photography”. This private collection art exhibition space will be open to the public for the annual Art Palm Beach Collectors Breakfast and viewing of this private collection and featured exhibition January 24, Breakfast- 9:30 a.m. to 12:00 noon, collection will remain open until 4:00 p.m. Whitespace will also have a booth at ArtPalmbeach in the Convention Center.

 

 

 

Norton Museum of Art will be exhibiting Vincent van Gogh’s “The Poplars at Saint-Rémy , the piece was painted in the same community, and in the same year, as The Starry Night, during a period when van Gogh was hospitalized. Additionally, the Norton will be exhibiting the “Portrait of Mademoiselle Hortense Valpinçon”, which has been rarely – if ever – been exhibited in the southeast United States.

 

 

 

Society of the Four Arts Exhibition on Screen: “Henri Matisse: The Cut-Outs” Hailed as the most successful exhibition in Tate Modern’s history, you can now catch “Henri Matisse: The Cut-Outs” at the Four Arts”, featuring exclusive new footage from The Museum of Modern Art in New York. Acclaimed British actor Simon Russell Beale brings insight and emotion to the words of Henri Matisse himself, while actor Rupert Young (Merlin) narrates. Saturday, January 23, 2016 2:00 p.m. – 3:30 p.m., at the Society of the Four Arts.

 

 

 

Boca Raton Museum of Art presents Dames: Portraits by Norman Sunshine. During a period of convalescence when he could not paint as he once was able to do, Sunshine delved into the digital world of art making and searched for subjects of style and substance. In doing so he was taken with notable women; their poise, their composure, and their self-assurance. Among those who have posed for him are art patron Agnes Gund, philanthropist Nancy Kissinger, and Anne Sutherland Fuchs, former publisher of Vogue, Woman’s Day, and Elle.

 

 

 

The Lighthouse ArtCenter: “The Manoogian Collection: Two Centuries of American Art”. Considered to be one of the most significant private collections of American art compiled during the 20th century. This landmark exhibition includes 19th and 20th-century American paintings. Dr. Anne Palumbo lecture, “The Statue of Liberty as an American Icon” Thursday, January 21, 2016 5:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m.

 

For more information please visit: www.artsynergypbc.com

 

 

 

 

 

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Rickie Leiter, Publisher

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Palm Beach Gardens, FL 33420

Rickie@therickiereport.com

561-537-0291

Gem, Mineral, Jewelry, Bead And Fossil Show At South Florida Fairgrounds November 21 and 22

The 49th annual Gem, Mineral, Jewelry, Bead & Fossil Show is coming! There is a lot to see and do at this two-day indoor event! On November 21st and 22nd, the South Florida Fairgrounds Expo Center will be transformed into the largest culturally stimulating event ALL AGES can enjoy. Over 80 dealers will offer gems, jewelry, loose beads, specimen collections, geodes, rocks, tools, fossils and more than we can list! The Rickie Report highlights the Show here and reminds you that the Society holds monthly meetings. We’re giving you a discount coupon plus some sneak peeks!

 

 

 

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GEM AND MINERAL SOCIETY

  • The Gem and Mineral Society offers many types of educational and cultural experiences.
  • We operate a full lapidary shop open to our members.
  • Classes in lapidary
  • Classes in jewelry making for adults
  • Classes in jewelry making for children

Our monthly meetings are held at the West Palm Beach Garden Club in Dreher Park on the 3rd Thursday of each month and feature guest speakers or demonstrations that are educational as well as entertaining. Visit our web site for more information, photos from past shows, membership forms and $1 discount coupons for the show. Membership applications are available at the show or on our web site: www.gemandmineralsociety.org.

 

 

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Raffle item (Photo Courtesy of GMS)

 

 

Our show is run totally by our member volunteers, who are eager to share their enthusiasm and knowledge with everyone! Proceeds from the show provide the operating budget for the Society for the following year.

 

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Gemstones, Pearls, Glass beads and so much More!

 (Photo Courtesy of GMS)

Seeing actual fossils, touching gem stones and finding the rocks where they are found is an exciting experience!

 

 

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Sluicing at the Mine and Junior Rockhound Activities

(Photo Courtesy of GMS)

 

 

 

 

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Fine Jewelry  (Photo Courtesy of GMS)

 

 

For more information about this Show or the activities of the Gem and Mineral Society of The Palm Beaches, please visit: www.gemandmineralsociety.org

 

 

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Gold Coast Watercolor Society Invites You To Exhibit At Coral Springs Museum of Art

The Gold Coast Watercolor Society invites everyone to their Exhibit, “Members Love Watercolor”.  GCWS, one of the oldest and largest water media organizations in South Florida, is a wonderful organization for watercolor enthusiasts to meet other artists, network and learn.  The Free Opening Reception takes place on Wednesday, November 4th from 3 – 5 pm at the Coral Springs Museum of Art. Nessa Grainger AWS, an internationally acclaimed artist from Florida will jury the event. The Reception is Free and Open to the public. The Rickie Report shares the details plus the artist statements and peeks of the 2014 award winners. We encourage art lovers to see this exhibit at this prestigious art complex! 

 

 

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Gold Coast Watercolor Society

Invites You To:

“Members Love Watercolor”

Free Opening Reception:

Wednesday, November 4th

3 – 5 pm

Coral Springs Museum of Art

Exhibit runs October 28-November 29, 2015

2855 Coral Springs Dr.   Coral Springs, FL 33065

954-340-5000     www.coralspringsmuseum.org

 

 

Gold Coast Watercolor Society fosters the advancement of the art of watercolor media/painting, informs and educates the general public through exhibitions, lectures and painting demonstrations. Gold Coast is a non-profit organization and membership is open to all persons who are interested in the art of watercolor.

 

 

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Georgia McGraw Best in Show, 2014

“Watercolor painting has been my passion for the past 30 years. People often ask, “What do you paint?” Even after all this time, I have no good answer. Imaginary landscapes? Painting for me is much like playing with a Wejee Board. After the first few brush strokes, the painting seems to have a mind of its own. The end is partly a surprise. My Bachelor of Arts Degree is from East Carolina University in Fine Arts. I was elected as a signature member of the National Watercolor Society in 2001 and the American Watercolor Society in 2004.

 

 

 

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Elizabeth Chacon 1st Place, 2014

“I was always fascinated by colors and how to apply them to canvas and paper to create beautiful things. My goal is to combine colors in a way that expresses my feelings and allows the viewer to experience an emotion. Nature has inspired me with amazing shapes, lights and shadows. My other passion is painting people. It is great to capture facial expressions when nothing is spoken.”

 

 

 

 

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Judy Nunno 2nd Place, 2014

South Florida native Judy Nunno is a self taught watercolor artist who
specializes in portraits and paintings of crystal and glass. She is a
signature member of Florida Watercolor Society and a member of American, National and Southern Watercolor Societies as well as several local art guilds. She is a two-time winner in Watercolor Artist Magazine’s Annual Watercolor Media Show Case Competition and has been published in North Light Books’ Splash 16: Exploring Texture (2015) and Splash 17 (2016).

 

 

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Bunny Sheffield 3rd Place, 2014

 

“Beauty is truth, truth beauty — that is all Ye know on earth, and all ye need to know.”
-John Keats-

“In contrast to the current trend of content laden art, nature is where I always find myself most at home. It is the quietude, coolness of color, and peacefulness that I reflect in my paintings. I select elements of nature and paint them with distinct plays of light and shadow. Shadows have multiple colors reflected within them and are not just an uninteresting gray. This reminds us that shadows play just as important a role in paintings as light. By combining light and shadow with intriguing color, I am a value painter who truly enjoys major and subtle contrasts of the two”.

 

 

 

 

Nessa Grainger, AWS, Juror

 

Florida artist Nessa Grainger AWS, who is recognized throughout the U.S., will jury the event. Grainger is a signature member of the National Association of Women Artists, Allied Artists of America, National Collage Society and the International Society of Experimental Artists. Her works are in the permanent collection of Zhei Ziang Museum in Hangzhow China, Elliot Museum in Stuart, FL, Libraries of the American Art in Washington, DC, as well as private collections throughout Europe and Mexico. She received a classical art education at the Philadelphia Museum School of Art, Tyler School of Fine Arts and the Pennsylvania Academy of Arts and now teaches art in South Florida.

 

 

 

For more information Visit:

www.goldcoastwatercolorsociety.com

or

call 954-812-1860

 

 

 

 

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

Rickie Leiter, Publisher

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Palm Beach Gardens, FL 33420

Rickie@therickiereport.com

561-537-0291

 

 

 

 

 

Gold Coast Watercolor Society Kicks Off Season At Coral Springs Museum

One of the oldest and largest water media organizations in South Florida, Gold Coast Watercolor Society, will kick off the season with its first exhibit/reception, “Members Love Watercolor”. The juried event will be held from 3-5 p.m, Wednesday, November 4th at the Coral Springs Museum of Art.  Nessa Grainger AWS,  an internationally acclaimed artist from Florida will jury the event. The Reception is Free and Open to the public.  The Rickie Report shares the details and encourages art lovers to see this exhibit!  This is a wonderful organization for watercolor enthusiasts to meet other artists, network and learn.

 

 

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Gold Coast Watercolor Society

 

Invites You To:

 “Members Love Watercolor”

 

 

Opening Reception:

Wednesday, November 4th

3 – 5 pm

Coral Springs Museum of Art

Exhibit runs October 28-November 29, 2015

This Reception is Free to the Public

 2855 Coral Springs Dr.

Coral Springs, FL 33065

954-340-5000       www.coralspringsmuseum.org

 

 

 

Gold Coast Watercolor Society fosters the advancement of the art of watercolor media/painting, informs and educates the general public through exhibitions, lectures and painting demonstrations. Gold Coast is a non-profit organization and membership is open to all persons who are interested in the art of watercolor.

 

 

 

 

 

Florida artist Nessa Grainger AWS, who is recognized throughout the U.S., will jury the event. Grainger is a signature member of the National Association of Women Artists, Allied Artists of America, National Collage Society and the International Society of Experimental Artists. Her works are in the permanent collection of Zhei Ziang Museum in Hangzhow China, Elliot Museum in Stuart, FL, Libraries of the American Art in Washington, DC, as well as private collections throughout Europe and Mexico. She received a classical art education at the Philadelphia Museum School of Art, Tyler School of Fine Arts and the Pennsylvania Academy of Arts and now teaches art in South Florida.

 

 

For more information Visit:

www.goldcoastwatercolorsociety.com

or

call 954-812-1860

 

 

 

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

Rickie Leiter, Publisher

The Rickie Report

P.O.Box 33423

Palm Beach Gardens, FL 33420

Rickie@therickiereport.com

561-537-0291

Louis Jawitz Showcases Stunning Photography Exhibits, Lectures and Workshops

Veteran professional photographer and Sandpiper Bay resident, Louis Jawitz, is the Featured Artist in an eight-week SOLO exhibit at the Port St. Lucie Civic Center Art Gallery. From January 22 to March 19, visitors will enjoy this beautiful retrospective showcase that spans his 40 years in photography.  Louis’ extensive career, working out of his New York City studio, includes advertising, travel and editorial work for many notable clients such as Nikon, RCA Records and Popular Mechanics. His work has appeared in numerous magazines and publications.  The Rickie Report is eager to share the details and let our readers know that Lou is also giving lectures and workshops around Southeast Florida.  Attention Camera Clubs, Art Associations and non-profit groups – you will be excited to hear about Lou’s adventures beyond the studio images !

 

 

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EXHIBITS

 

Port St. Lucie Civic

Center Art Gallery

 

Free Public Reception:  

Thursday, January 22rd     6 – 8 pm

Exhibit runs  January  23 through March 19th

The Art Gallery Hours: Monday through Friday from 8:15 a.m. to 4:15 p.m. Closed on Saturday and Sunday

Free admission and Free Parking

9221 S.E. Civic Center Place, southeast corner of U.S. Highway 1 and Walton Road

 

 

 

Fort Pierce Photo Exhibit

Exhibit Open Saturday, April 4 thru May 2

Fort Pierce Library

Free admission and Free Parking

1 Avenue A       Fort Pierce, FL
(772) 464-1245

 

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“Passing Feet” by Louis Jawitz, taken at Kovalam Beach, India.

 

Veteran professional photographer and Sandpiper Bay resident, Louis Jawitz, is the Featured Artist in an eight-week SOLO exhibit at the Port St. Lucie Civic Center Art Gallery. From January 23 to March 19, visitors will enjoy this beautiful showcase that spans his 40 years as a professional photographer.  The public is invited to the exhibit and to the Opening Reception on Thursday, January 22rd from 6- 8 pm.  The exhibit and reception are Free.

 

 

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Popular Poster Image Photography by Louis Jawitz, “Citylight Moon”

 

Louis’ extensive career, working out of his New York City studio, includes advertising, travel and editorial work for many notable clients such as Nikon, RCA Records and Popular Mechanics. His work has appeared in numerous magazines and publications. He produces stock photography for international companies, which means his photos can be purchased from a database and used to fulfill the needs of creative assignments. His personal work has been exhibited in many New York galleries and advertising agencies, as well as several one-man shows in various venues.

 

 

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“Boat Launch” at Kovalam Beach, India by Louis Jawitz

 

 

Lou’s iconic photograph, “Boat Launch”, inspired watercolorist, Chuck Van Horn to create an award-winning painting. Chuck asked Lou for permission to create an original water color from this photo. Chuck’s watercolor won 1st place at the Salamagundi Club exhibit and the painting immediately sold! Lou says,” I am honored that one of my photographs animated someone with such emotion!”

 

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“Fishing Nets”, Tip of Fort Cochin, Kerala. Used in Nikon World Magazine. Photograph by Louis Jawitz

 

 LOCAL RADIO INTERVIEWS

Photography enthusiasts will be able to listen to Lou in radio interviews on WPSL  1590AM and WSTU  1450AM.  They will stream on January 17th and 18th. Lou’s fascinating and breathtaking images can also be found in a book of his photography edited by Monica Cipnic.  A number of his scenes from India are featured prominently in this digest.  Please visit Lou’s Stock and Fine Art site :  http://loujawitz.photoshelter.com

 

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“Old Sisal Factory”,Mexico by Louis Jawitz

 

A teacher of photography, Louis was an adjunct professor at Sullivan County Community College in Loch Sheldrake, New York. He teaches his own photography workshops, called the “Neversink Photo Workshop,” in the Catskill Mountains, where he splits his time.  Photography enthusiasts can take workshops with Lou in New York State as well as locally.  For more information please visit: http://www.neversinkphotoworkshop.com/

 

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“Bumblebee” (testing Nikon 105mm macro) by Louis Jawitz

 

This award-winning photographer moved to Sandpiper Bay a year ago and continues to lecture and show his work locally on the Treasure Coast. Highlights of Lou’s previous exhibits include:  Nikon Gallery Rockefeller Center, NYC ( 1981); India Show at the Stone House (2008, 2011); Liberty Museum Deco Show; Bonnet House Gallery (2010); Coral Springs Center for the Arts: India (2012) and Hasidic Community (2012); Treasure Coast Photo Center (2014).

 

 

"Ice Tree" by Louis Jawitz

“Ice Tree” by Louis Jawitz

 

 

LECTURES

 

March 26th

 

 Indian River Photo Club

 6:45 pm – 9:00 pm

Vero Beach Community Center

 2266 14th Ave. in the Downtown Art District

The meeting is open to members and guest and there is no fee.

Refreshments are served

Photo contest for members

Winners announced at the end of the meeting.

For questions contact J.R. Williams at jrw527@bellsouth.net  

or 772-205-1473

Additional information can be found at  www.indianriverphotoclub.org

 

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“Fishing Boats in Antigua” by Louis Jawitz

WORKSHOPS

 

Day One: Studio lecture and demos.

Day Two: Field trip with personalized instruction.

Fee for 1 day is $125
Fee for full 2 consecutive days is $225

 

  • For those unable to attend a full 2 day Workshops, we offer the option of participating in a one-day Individual or personal “Immersion” session.
  • A 50% deposit is required with your application. The balance of the workshop fee is due ONE week in advance of your workshop.
  • In the event that you are unable to attend, the deposit will be refunded in full, less a $50 handling fee, PROVIDED notice is received in writing, at least 5 days prior to the reserved workshop date . The $50 can be applied to future agreed date.
  • Workshop participants are asked to bring approximately twenty (20) digital files for evaluation. You are welcome to bring more for review. In the event time permits, or weather interrupts the workshop. Visit our NY workshop for more info go to http://neversinkphotoworkshop.com/

 

  • The workshop reserves the right to cancel a specific weekend if there is an insufficient number of participants or for weather-related reasons. In this case, all monies paid will be either refunded in full or credited to an alternative weekend or Private Instruction day, at the student’s discretion. 

 Classes are available local to Port St. Lucie and surrounding areas, including Palm Beach County. 
 For more information please call  212-929-0009 


 

"Christo's Ducks" by Louis Jawitz

“Christo’s Ducks” by Louis Jawitz

 

 

For more information about Louis Jawitz’s photography and workshops, visit his website at www.neversinkphotoworkshop.com or call (212) 929-0009

 

 

 

Port St. Lucie Civic Center

The Civic Center invites artists and photographers to submit their work for exhibition. Featured artists have the opportunity to sell their original creations and reproductions. In addition, a reception, free and open to the public and complete with cash bar, light fare and live music, is held in honor of each featured artist on the opening night of their exhibit. This offers patrons the opportunity to meet in person the creative individuals whose works of art are on display.

 

Civic Center Recreation Manager Kelly Tiger and the Public Art Advisory Board select each artist and the artwork that will be displayed for each exhibit. City of Port St. Lucie team members install the exhibit, carefully designing the look and feel of the space using the wide variety of display pieces available.

 

Those artists interested in showcasing their work in the Civic Center’s Art Gallery can complete an application available on the city’s website at www.cityofpsl.com. Artists are asked to provide a biography, artist statement and at least ten examples of their current work. There is no cost for the artist to apply and if selected, the exhibit and reception are also free of charge. Once the City of Port St. Lucie has juried all works, the artists may be contacted to extend a contract to exhibit in the Art Gallery. Applications are accepted throughout the year.  For more information about the Civic Center Art Gallery, contact Civic Center Recreation Manager Kelly Tiger at (772) 807-4499 or email her at ktiger@cityofpsl.com.

 

 

 

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Rickie Leiter, Publisher

The Rickie Report

P.O.Box 33423

Palm Beach Gardens, FL 33420

Rickie@therickiereport.com

561-537-0291

Boynton Beach Is World Hub for Kinetic Events and Youth Art

Alexandre Dang, a French solar kinetic artist who currently lives and works in Brussels, Belgium, will conduct a series of FREE, creative workshops for children and their parents during the International Kinetic Art Exhibit and Symposium, Feb. 7-8, 2015, in Boynton Beach. During the one hour workshops, which will be held both days at 11 a.m. and 1 p.m., at the Schoolhouse Children’s Museum and Learning Center in downtown Boynton Beach, Dang will lead participants in constructing dancing solar butterflies that they will attach to solar mechanisms and place in the museum’s courtyard. The goal of the workshops is to teach those who take part about solar energy and how they can conserve it.  The Rickie Report shares the details and how to PRE-REGISTER for this FREE Event!  ART LOVERS and ART PATRONS:  Mark your calendars NOW for the International Kinetic Art Symposium in Boynton Beach, Fl!

 

 

 

 

CHILDREN, PARENTS CAN CREATE

SOLAR BUTTERFLIES

DURING KINETIC ART EVENT

IN BOYNTON BEACH

Alexandre Dang, a French solar kinetic artist who currently lives and works in Brussels, Belgium, will conduct a series of FREE, creative workshops for children and their parents during the International Kinetic Art Exhibit and Symposium, Feb. 7-8, 2015, in Boynton Beach. During the one hour workshops, which will be held both days at 11 a.m. and 1 p.m., at the Schoolhouse Children’s Museum and Learning Center in downtown Boynton Beach, Dang will lead participants in constructing dancing solar butterflies that they will attach to solar mechanisms and place in the museum’s courtyard. The goal of the workshops is to teach those who take part about solar energy and how they can conserve it.

 

 

PRE-REGISTER NOW!

 

To preregister for the workshops, which include instruction and a Certificate of Completion signed by Alexandre Dang, email suzanne@schoolhousemuseum.org. For those who don’t preregister but still wish to make a dancing solar butterfly, they may do so with the guidance of museum staff anytime during the event weekend. To see past workshops, visit http://tinyurl.com/po2a89c. To see prior exhibitions, visit http://tinyurl.com/o7pf7qz.

 

 

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Kinetic Flowers by Alexandre Dang

Alexandre Dang comes from a scientific background. Convinced of the need to raise awareness of the potential of environmental friendly technologies (eco-technologies) and sustainable development, he developed his artistic creation often incorporating solar energy as source into his kinetic art works. Though the sun provides 10,000 times more energy to the earth than humans need, more than 1.7 billion people still do not have access to electricity. The pressing need to address this issue is the driving force of Dang’s artistic commitment, where he combines scientific approach, environmental concern and humanism. To learn more, visit solarsolidarite.org.

 

Student working on Solar Butterfly

Student working on Solar Butterfly

Dang will also conduct workshops at Galaxy E3 (Engineering, Energy, Environment) Elementary School in Boynton Beach on Friday, Feb. 6. Students there will also create dancing solar butterflies that will be added to the exhibit at the Schoolhouse Children’s Museum and Learning Center. Both the school and the museum are excited to bring this valuable workshop to their facilities as it aligns with their S.T.E.A.M., Science, Technology, Engineering, Art and Math programming.

 

 

 

 

A Fascinated Art Lover

A Fascinated Art Lover

 

Created by the Boynton Beach Arts Commission and produced by the City of Boynton Beach Art in Public Places program, the International Kinetic Art Exhibit and Symposium is a biennial event held in downtown Boynton Beach that is free and open to the public. Its purpose is to connect the public to one-of-a-kind visual experiences. The event features both indoor and outdoor iconic works of kinetic art, educational presentations and the opportunity to meet an array of international kinetic artists. Other components for 2015 will include the first “Kinetic Connection,” a community based kinetic artwork, and a Solar Tree student kinetic art exhibition. This event is supported by Equity One, Inc., Kinetic Art Organization (KAO), International Sculpture Center, Cultural Council of Palm Beach County, Buffalo Wild Wings, Boca Bearings, and Hacklab.

 

Other sponsors include Solartree Project, Coastal Star, Neighborhood Gallery, Schoolhouse Children’s Museum and Learning Center, The Secret Garden Cafe and the Boynton Beach Community Redevelopment Agency. Additional sponsorship opportunities are available by contacting Debby Coles-Dobay at (561) 742-6026.

 

 

For more information on the 2015 International Kinetic Art Exhibit and Symposium, call (561) 742-6026, email ColesDobayd@bbfl.us or visit IntlKineticArtEvent.org.

 

In addition, The Rickie Report shares the results of the  “Focus on Planning” Photo Contest, which youth and adults participated.

 

 

 

MAYOR ANNOUNCES WINNERS OF THE

“FOCUS ON PLANNING” PHOTO CONTEST

 

The winners of the Focus on Planning Photo Contest were announced by Mayor “Jerry” Taylor. The photo contest was held to commemorate National Community Planning Month and recognize urban design features within the City limits. Photographs must have captured Boynton Beach’s distinctive architecture; its urban designs, cityscapes, landmarks and/or structures.

 

 

Professional photographers and community leaders served as judges and selected finalists, based on subject matter, composition, clarity, lighting, depth of field, artistry/drama, degree of difficulty, technical excellence, creativity and overall impact. Five of the finalists were placed online for the public to choose “A People’s Choice Award”. Nearly 800 votes were cast from all over the world, including places as far as New Zealand and Brazil. Judges then selected the top winner in both the youth category and adult category and Mayor Taylor selected a “Special Mayor’s Award”. Winners are as follows:

 

"Boynton Ballerina" by Hope Spears

“Boynton Ballerina” by Hope Spears

 

 

People’s Choice Award: Boynton Ballerina by Hope Spears

Boynton Ballerina showcases the structures at the Promenade Park, a high level streetscape along Boynton Beach’s waterfront.

 

"Colorful Corridor" by Hope Spears

“Colorful Corridor” by Hope Spears

 

Youth Category Award: Colorful Corridor by Hope Spears

The shot captures the versatility of Las Ventanas, a unique mixed-use living environment combining livability and colorful aesthetics.

 

 

 

"Behind Casa Costas Apartments" by Felicia Houtenbrink

“Behind Casa Costas Apartments” by Felicia Houtenbrink

 

 

Adult Category Award: Behind Casa Costa by Felicia Houtenbrink

This photograph depicts a Class A resort-style condominium property and its waterfront feature, which is one of its stronger selling points.

 

 

"Galaxy E3" by Ellen Budish

“Galaxy E3 Elementary School” by Ellen Budish

 

Special Mayor’s Award: Galaxy E3ES by Ellen Budish

This picture shows Galaxy E3 Choice School, dubbed the greenest school in the galaxy, one of the buildings that best represent efficiency and sustainability in the City.

 

 

“I was impressed by the participation of both local photographers and voters, and anticipate even greater involvement next year. Our City is so fortunate to have many distinctive architectural structures; having a photo contest was a unique way to artistically capture attributes of Boynton’s built environment,” said Mike Rumpf, Director of Planning and Zoning.

 

For more information about the art events in Boynton Beach please contact:

ColesDobayd@bbfl.us

 

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

Rickie Leiter, Publisher

The Rickie Report

P.O.Box 33423

Palm Beach Gardens, FL 33420

Rickie@therickiereport.com

561-537-0291