McMow Art Glass Announces Call For Entries “Glass As Art Competition”

McMow Art Glass is excited to be hosting its 17th Annual Glass as Art Contest on Thursday, April 21st from 6-8pm. Each year, this contest has grown with incredible talent and wonderful sponsors from all facets of the art world. Once again, we will be donating $2 from EACH entry fee to support The Shari Lynn Soldano-Carney Scholarship Fund.  This scholarship fund supports glass art education for a student in need! McMow Art Glass is proud to partner with Shari’s family to honor her memory. Each April, in conjunction with the Glass as Art Contest a scholarship recipient will be awarded. This scholarship will be utilized to provide a comprehensive glass arts education to a local student in need. The Rickie Report shares the details of this contest and urges all levels of artists to enter!  We also share some photos from last year’s exhibit.

 

 

 

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701 North Dixie Hwy.  Lake Worth, FL 33460

Phone Number: (561) 585-9011  Fax Number: (561) 586-2292

www.mcmow.com

Office Hours
Wednesday- Friday 9:00 am – 4:30 pm
Tuesday – 9:00 am – 8:30 pm
Saturday – 9:00 a.m – 3:00 p.m.
Sunday-Monday – Closed

 

 

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2015 Contest Winner

 

 

 

 CALL   FOR   ENTRIES

 

 

What is eligible?

Glass artists are able to enter their work into the following categories:
3-Dimensional
Original Design Stained Glass
Pattern Adaptation from a book or other source
Mosaic
Fused glass and Jewelry

 

 

Professionals. A professional is anyone who sells their artwork, teaches art glass, or has previously submitted work to the professional category.

 
NEW CATEGORY!!! BULLSEYE GLASS: A submission in this category must be made entirely from Bullseye Glass, but can be any technique or skill level! This category is sponsored exclusively by Bullseye Glass. 

All entries must be 6 square feet or under. Works must be display ready with hooks and or stands. No broken or damaged work will be accepted. All submission category placement and acceptance is at the discretion of the pre-qualified selection committee.

 

 

 

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2015 Contest Winner

 

 

What to Send:

There will be a $7.00 entry fee per piece. Up to 3 pieces may be entered. Please submit payment with photographs of your work to entry form. If submissions are entered electronically, payment must be received over the phone via credit card. Checks will also be accepted. Please make checks payable to McMow Art Glass.

 

Payment must be received by entry deadline in order to be eligible to compete.

 

 

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2015 Contest Winner

 

 

 

Deadlines & Labeling:

Deadline for submissions is March 18th. Finalists will be notified by phone the week of March 21 -25th. Pieces selected for competition need to be need to be dropped off March 29th – April 2nd. Pieces will hang in the gallery until April 30th. Pieces will need to be picked up by May 3rd.

Please make sure entry form is submitted with $7 entry fee per piece.

ENTRY FORMS MAY ALSO BE EMAILED TO: taylor@mcmow.com

 
ENTRY FORM:

Name:_______________________________________________
Phone:_____________________Email:_____________________
Title of Work:__________________________________________
Dimensions of Work:_____________________________________
Price of Piece:__________________________________________

 

Category: Please check one
____3-dimensional____Original design Stained Glass
____Pattern adaptation from a book or other source
____Mosaic glass
____Fused glass/Jewelry
____Professional
____ NEW CATEGORY!!! BULLSEYE GLASS

 

 

The undersigned has read and understands the rules of the contest. The undersigned agrees to release McMow Art Glass, Inc from any damages to any work submitted. 
Signature:______________________________ Date: _________

PLEASE SUBMIT THIS FORM TO:

TAYLOR@MCMOW.COM

OR IN PERSON at MCMOW ART GLASS

OR  BY FAX: 561-586-2292

 

 

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Caren Hackman Interviews Nancy Bernardeau, Of Smokehouse Pottery

Nancy Bernardeau is a clay artist who specializes in creating one-of-a-kind decorative ceramic forms utilizing the raku process and other associated alternative firing techniques, such as horsehair and saggar firing.  The Rickie Report has admired Nancy’s creations at Artisans On The Ave in Lake Worth.  Caren Hackman shares an interview with Nancy, not only exploring her artistry, but explaining more about different firing techniques.  Enjoy!

 

 

 

Nancy Bernardeau, Smokehouse Pottery

Talks About

 

“The Magic Of Raku”

 

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Glass Embedded Celadon Box by Nancy Bernardeau

 

 

 

Nancy Bernardeau tells The Rickie Report, ” I am constantly drawn to the magic of Raku firing! It is so dramatic to open up a kiln when it is glowing red hot at around 1832 degrees fahrenheit. Of course there is danger involved, making it even more exciting and adrenaline producing! So I gear up with my respirator, high temperature gloves, and clothing that completely covers and protects me from the intense heat. Raku firing gives me the “instant gratification” of seeing my results a lot more rapidly than waiting hours for a kiln to fire and then cool down. I’m directly involved in the firing and reduction process, as I place each piece in a container with combustibles, set it up in flames and put a tight cover on it so it smokes and smolders. This reduction or deprivation of oxygen is what creates the dramatic blacks and crackles, a signature of Raku pottery. The magic continues when the pot is taken out of the container and scrubbed clean under water. The beautiful colors then reveal themselves in sometimes unexpected ways”!

 

 

 

Caren Hackman shares, ” Nancy Bernardeau is a clay artist who specializes in creating one of a kind decorative ceramic forms utilizing the raku process and other associated alternative firing techniques, such as horsehair and saggar firing. It is always a pleasure to visit Nancy and see what new forms, materials and techniques she is incorporating into her work”.

 

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Horse Hair Raku by Nancy Bernardeau

Understanding Raku Terminology:

Raku firing involves opening up a kiln when the pot is glowing red hot at around 100 degrees C (1832 F) and removing each piece with tongs and placing it into a reduction container with either newspaper or sawdust. The pot catches fire and a tight lid is placed onto container, creating smoke which blackens any of the unglazed areas. Thermal shock usually produces an overall crackle on the glazed areas.

 

 

Horse hair raku is removed from the kiln at a lower temperature and is not put into a covered bin. The decoration occurs when strands of horse hair are laid across the hot ware leaving a swirling linear smoke design on the surface.

 

Saggar firing is a type of smoke firing in which each unglazed pot is enclosed and fired in a lidded container. Combustible materials and minerals are added to the container and the piece gets fired, getting the colors from the burning off of these materials creating a soft marbled look on the surface. Polishing with wax adds sheen.

 

 

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Nancy with her kiln

 

 

CH:  Why do you do what you do?

NB:  

Creating with clay offers me the opportunity to satisfy my tactile and visual needs. It also provides constant challenges with infinite learning experiences.

 

 

 

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One of a kind Ceramic by Nancy Bernardeau

CH: How do you work?

NB:

I am not a prolific production potter, although I am in awe of people who are able to do that. I concentrate on creating a few unique pieces at a time. I “nurture” these pieces from conception through fabrication and decoration, finally releasing them to share. The development of each clay piece is like raising a child. I do what I can for it to reach its potential. A great deal of thought, love and care is involved.

 

CH: What’s your background?

NB:

 

I was an art major in college and was exposed to many different art forms. I dabbled in painting, printmaking, jewelry, ceramics and specifically photography. Upon finishing my studies, I worked in commercial photography, and then fashion styling. I then moved to Florida with my husband and eventually became an art teacher certified to teach grades K-12. Upon retiring, I felt compelled to rekindle my love for clay and to dedicate myself to exploring it as an art form.

 

CH: What’s integral to the work of an artist?

NB:

Discipline, desire, PATIENCE, and the curiosity and willingness to explore and experiment. Risk-taking is important and not being afraid to fail.

 

 

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Jar with Jeweled Shoulder by Nancy Bernardeau

 

 

CH: What role does the artist have in society?

NB:

For me the role of the artist is to provoke emotion and stimulate the senses by making people stop, think, perhaps question and, as a result, see things with a new perspective.

 

CH: What has been a seminal experience?

NB:

 

Combined with getting my own pottery wheel and kiln, I took a couple of wonderful and inspiring Master workshops. The first one was with raku master Steven Branfman. It was a transformative and inspiring experience. I started to incorporate glass embedded into my work and started to really enjoy glazing as if it were an abstract painting. Working this way gives me the joy and freedom to work more spontaneously and instinctively. I also participated in a formative workshop with Linda and Charles Riggs, masters of saggar firing, and other techniques that I love, such as naked raku, and horsehair firing.

 

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Horsehair Fired Vessel by Nancy Bernardeau

 

 

CH: How has your practice change over time

NB:

My biggest change was to concentrate on making an attractive form that can be used more decoratively, and also one of a kind, rather than concentrating on making many functional pieces with perfect craftsmanship.

 

CH:  What art do you most identify with?

NB: 

I love art that is vibrant and colorful, energetic and abstract. I enjoy different textures and I also appreciate art that is more monochromatic. I was always attracted to abstract landscape. My favorite artists are Picasso and Matisse.

 

CH: What work do you most enjoying doing?

NB:

I really enjoy making boxes that are embedded with glass. These pieces incorporate wheel throwing, hand-building, as well as the texture and color that the glass creates. The glass enables me to incorporate glaze around it, giving me an opportunity to add contrast and color. I usually finish these boxes off with an interesting wood handle found in nature. When searching for the perfect wood handle, one usually calls out to me because it has a “personality” or a soul. As much as I love color, I also enjoy, appreciate, and create more monochromatically. The monochrome pieces are created using naked raku, horse hair, and saggar fired techniques.

 

 

Nancy’s work can be seen at:


ARTISANS ON THE AVE
630 LAKE AVENUE   LAKE WORTH, FL 33460

561-762-8162 or 561-582-3300

Gallery Hours: Open 7 days a week

Monday thru Saturday 11am – 9pm
Sunday 11am – 6pm

 

 

 

For more information about Caren Hackman:

Caren Hackman is a graphic designer and fine artist living in Palm Beach Gardens, FL. and author of a book about Graphic Design and Good Business practice: http://www.carenhackman.com/book/.

Be sure to check out Caren’s wonderful artwork – Caren is a talented artist in her own right! She is a founding member of the Artists of Palm Beach County.

www.carenhackman.com

 

 

 

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Rickie@therickiereport.com

561-537-0291

 

“Blurring Distinctions” Paintings and Artworks by Vicki Siegel and Leora Klaymer Stewart At Eissey Campus Art Gallery, Palm Beach State College

Artists Vicki Siegel and Leora Klaymer Stewart present “Blurring Distinctions” a two person exhibition of paintings and artworks at the Art Gallery at Eissey Campus located on the campus of Palm Beach State College in Palm Beach Gardens, FL. The free, Public Opening Reception takes place on February 16th, as the exhibit runs through March 18th.  Using metaphor is common ground for the artworks of both artists. Stewart and Siegel present works that are an exploration of their preferred mediums of fiber (Stewart) and acrylic paint (Siegel). Both artists’ works push the boundaries of their chosen materials to new forms. The Rickie Report shares the details and some sneak peeks.

ART  GALLERY

EISSEY  CAMPUS

PALM  BEACH  STATE  COLLEGE

PRESENTS:

 

“Blurring Distinctions”

Featuring:

Vicki Siegel

Leora Klaymer Stewart

Opening Reception:

Tuesday, February 16, 2016

5:30-7:30 PM

Gallery Hours:

Monday – Friday, 11 am – 5 pm.

 

3160 PGA Blvd., Palm Beach Gardens, FL.

For more information call 561 207-5015.

Exhibit runs February 16, 2016 t0 March 18th, 2016

 

 

 

 

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Vicki Siegel’s paintings explore painting and photography combined. Blending the two art forms is a process that results in images that are both real and imaginary. In these colorful figurative works, a boundary becomes a metaphor for the point where two things become different. Human and natural forms are transformed by the use of acrylic paint, image transfers from Siegel’s photographs, and paint skins.  For the first time Siegel will also be exhibiting paint skin sculptures that combine found materials, light and paint. Vicki Siegel explains these new works, “It is through the use of paint as sculptural material that I hope to bring new ideas to the medium of acrylic paint”.

 

 

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“Out Of Bounds” Detail by Vicki Siegel

 

 

 

Leora Klaymer Stewart works primarily in 3 dimensions using a variety of textile and digital photo techniques to construct her fiber forms and installations. These “sculptural” forms are constructed of natural and manmade fibrous materials to create pieces that are metaphors for the environment, specifically water as a source for life. Klaymer’s works remind us that the oceans, waterfalls, mangroves, and underwater sea life are endangered and represent the fragility of life on earth.

 

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“Uncharted” Detail by Vicki Siegel

 

 

 

 

For this show, Stewart has created an installation which is a collaboration between Leora Klaymer Stewart, Steve Spring and Sandra Kuba. “Coral Sea” was created using Steve Springs’ photographic images of coral reefs and digitally printed on silk panels along with suspended sea life forms constructed in mixed media by fiber artist, Sandra Kuba. “Blurring Distinctions” is curated by Karla Walter, Director of the Eissey Gallery at Palm Beach State Campus, PGA.

 

 

 

 

 

VICKI SIEGEL is a contemporary artist whose mixed media paintings, photography and sculpture explore the connection between memory and reality. She was an art director and creative director in advertising in Milan, Italy, Chicago, and South Florida. Vicki is a full time working artist who exhibits extensively. Her works can be found in many private collections. Vicki Siegel has studied towards a M.F.A. at Tyler School of Art, Rome and holds a B.F.A. from the University of Illinois. She is a passionate instructor of painting. Vicki Siegel is a Golden Artist Educator (GAEP), a member of the National Association of Women Artists (NAWA), and a signature member of the Boca Museum Artists’ Guild among other organizations. Her studio is in Delray Beach, Florida. Vickisiegelart.com

 

 

 

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“Mangrove” Detail by Leora Klaymer Stewart

 

 

LEORA KLAYMER STEWART has been creating and constructing fiber artworks since the 1960’s, receiving her BFA and MFA from the school of the Art Institute, Chicago. Leora has a long history of national and international exhibitions as well as architectural commissions and has curated several exhibitions and has been awarded two National Endowment for the Arts fellowships. She has taught fiber arts at prestigious schools throughout the United States. Leora currently teaches fiber arts at the Armory Art Center in W. Palm Beach Florida. Her work has been reviewed and written about in many publication and can be seen at www.leorakstewart.com.

 

 

 

Leora and Vicki will be discussing their work at the Art Salon at the Armory Art Center on Tuesday March 1,2016 at 6 pm.  For more information visit: www.armoryart.org

 

 

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Artist, Maria P. Martin (Azucena), Is Featured Artist At Whole Foods In Wellington

The Wellington Art Society will hold a Public Reception for internationally acclaimed  and published artist, Maria P.Martin (professional name Azucena) on Friday, February 19th, 2016 at the Whole Foods Gallery in Wellington. Whole Foods will host the evening with delicious canapés, wine and live music. The Art Society asks for a donation of $5 which goes to the Scholarship Fund. It will be a lovely reception for the artist and friends and a great way to start the weekend!  The Rickie Report shares the details and reminds you that this exhibit is available now.  Food shop, art shop!

 

 

 

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WELLINGTON ART SOCIETY

Presents

A SOLO EXHIBITION

by

MARIA P. MARTIN

PUBLIC RECEPTION:

Friday, February 19th

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 At This Time

 

 

 

 

Maria tells The Rickie Report, “I started painting early in life, using first oil as a way of expression, followed by acrylic and mixed media. My academic formation has been completed with many workshops. I use brushes and sometimes the knife. My style, once classic and realistic has been much influenced by impressionism. In my constant evolution, abstract and expressionism have opened a new horizon and they are now part of my creative path”.

 

 

 

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“Those Shells Are Awesome!” by Maria P. Martin

 

 

 

 

“Nature has always been a source of inspiration, which since my childhood has brought me much joy. It’s limitless forms, colours, sizes, textures and changing lights, inspire and thrill me. Born in Spain I have shared my life between that country, Canada and the U.S. and this has very much influenced my work. Sometimes I add the human shape in movement. Subject variety is important to my creative soul and botanicals add color to my palette. I want to transmit the joy I feel in my creations and I invite the follower to use his imagination to share with me this sensation of harmony and beauty, produced by art”.

 

 

 

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“Garden Glory” by Maria P. Martin

 

 

 

Born in Madrid, Spain, Maria studied Fine Arts and foreign languages and started painting at fifteen. In Canada since 1966, she has completed courses in Fashion Design, Jewelry making and Interior Design. She has also worked in the fashion industry and successfully created a jewelry design and manufacturing company. Her creations have been distributed across Canada and the United States and her work has been often mentioned in specialized, as well as in popular magazines.

 

 

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“It’s Quiet Up There” by Maria P. Martin

 

 

 

 

Since 1991, Maria has concentrated her efforts and creativity in the fine painting discipline (oil, acrylic and mixed media), following additional Fine Arts courses at the reputable School “Mission Renaissance”, attending different workshops, as well as walking an autodidactic venue.

 

 

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“Hold Me Tight!” by Maria P. Martin

 

 

 

A classic and realistic artist by formation, Maria is influenced by impressionism, using the brush as well as the spatula. She likes variety and abstract is part of her world now. Her love for nature is reflected in her work, where different shapes, textures and light are her sources of inspiration, trying to capture the feeling created by a particular moment in time and space. Her life is shared between Canada, Spain and the United States, which, no doubt influences her work. Her art has been commented upon and published in newspapers and magazines. She has been part of numerous exhibitions, Solo and Group. Honourable mention and a member of various associations, her paintings are found in England, Spain, Canada and the United States. Several of her works are reproduced and distributed by Ëditions Bégin of Québec.

 

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“Caribbean Lights” by Maria P. Martin

 

 

 

 

For more information about Maria’s artwork please contact her at (561) 649 7648 or (561) 236 9671 or azucenamar@hotmail.ca

www.azucenamar.com

 

The Wellington Art Society is a non-profit charitable organization in its 34th 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 visit: WellingtonArtSociety.org

 

 

 

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561-537-0291

Call For Artists, Crafters At Upcoming New Monthly Art Events In Northwood Village

Northwood Village ART Night Out will be every Last Friday of each month will be extra special with live music in the Village. Sponsored by the Merchant’s Association of Northwood Village and the West Palm Beach CRA.  Art and Craft Vendors are welcome on the last Friday night monthly from 6pm – 9pm in Northwood Village, located one mile north of Palm Beach Lakes Blvd. on Northwood Road, 24th, and 25th Streets between N. Dixie Hwy and Broadway.  The Rickie Report shares the details and urges you to APPLY NOW!

 

 

 

NORTHWOOD VILLAGE

ART & CRAFT VENDORS WELCOME!

 

 

 

Starting Friday, Feb. 26, 2016

 

 

Northwood Village Art Night Out Dates 2016:

February 26, 2016
March 25, 2016
April 29, 2016
May 27, 2016
June 24, 2016
July 29, 2016
August 26, 2016
September 30, 2016
October 28, 2016
November 25, 2016
December 30, 2016

 

 

All vendors must be approved by the Northwood Merchant Committee. The artwork must be an originally created and produced product of the displaying vendor. Items such as Mary Kay, Avon, or diet products are NOT permitted or Buy/sell resale vendors are STRICTLY prohibited.

 

 

How to Apply:

Deadline to apply will be the 15th of each month.

Online Application Form:
http://www.emailmeform.com/builder/form/O6Scq0aXDfBt5m

 

 

  • Applicants must submit a minimum of three photos of work or products they intend to exhibit.

 

  • Digital photos, as well as the online application, are accepted online only all Vendor terms and agreements are on the online application.

 

  • Applications received by Tuesday will be notified of acceptance status before Friday of the same week.

 

  • After approval you will receive an official vendor booth sign that will need to be visible at your booth each time you set up. Vendors are limited to approximately 10’ of street/sidewalk space to display their work. All vendors must provide their own means to display their products such as tables, tablecloth, chairs, and lighting. Limited area available for tents. Setup material have to be sturdy enough to withstand crowds, winds, and other weather conditions.

 

 

  • All vendor booth set up locations will be on sidewalks. The streets will not be closed off for traffic unless there is a major event planned and funding is in place to close the street.

 

 

  • All vendors are required to be registered and approved to set up in Northwood Village.

 

 

  • This event is currently FREE to approved vendors (subject to change with advance notice). However, to make our visitors happy and have them talk to their friends about our event, we require every vendor to donate a small item or gift certificate to be given away for prizes to shoppers in Northwood Village (item or gift certificate not to exceed $10.00 value). Gift certificates can have your name on it so you will have the opportunity to sell more to the lucky winner.

 

 

  • In order to attract as many visitors as we can we encourage all vendors to invite their followers and let them know that you will be set up in charming Northwood Village. A media kit for your use will be emailed to you so you can share on your websites, newsletters and social media. The more everyone shares the more business you and others may get. Research shows that word of mouth is the best form of advertisement so talk about it and spread the word!

 

  • Contact for more information Monday – Friday 9am – 5pm the City of West Palm Beach Marketing Associate Community Redevelopment Agency: Email: cra@wpb.org Phone: (561)-822-1554

 

 

Monday – Friday 6pm – 10pm or Saturday and Sundays 11am – 10pm Contract information: Nickie Hennevelt 561-215-1634 NorthwoodArtWalk@gmail.com
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Nickie & Freddy Hennevelt

Co-Owners
Hennevelt’s Gallery & Gifts on the Go
Tel: 561 506 4108
www.hennevelts.com

Co-founders of the ArtX Artwalk
Details: www.NorthwoodArtWalk.com

Nickie and Freddy’s Photography Website:
www.NWSPictures.com

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www.hennevelts.com/nhdesign4u.html

ArtSynergy Co-founders / District Leaders
http://artsynergypbc.com/

 

Nickie’s full time employment: West Palm Beach Library Foundation
Supporting the Mandel Public Library of West Palm Beach
http://www.wpblf.org/

 

 

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

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Rickie@therickiereport.com

561-537-0291

Benzaiten Center For Creative Arts Announces 3 Days Of Events: Visiting Artist Program With Rob Stern

Benzaiten Center for Creative Arts announces “Visiting Artist Program”, as internationally renown glass master, Rob Stern visits Benzaiten for 3 days of events.  The Rickie Report shares the details for Thursday, February 25th “Meet the Artist Dinner”(fee), Friday, February 26th “Gallery Reception & Demo”( fee) and Saturday, February 27th “Public Glass Blowing Demonstration”(Free and Open to the Public).  We urge you to sign up for Dinner, as spaces are limited.  Enjoy the sneak peeks and see you there!

 

 

 

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FEATURES

 

 

3 Days With Master Glass Artist:

ROB  STERN

 

 

Thursday, February 25th

Meet the Artist Dinner  6:00 pm

$100. per person – Limited seating

 

 

 

Friday, February 26th

Gallery Reception & Demo  6:00 – 8:00 pm

Members: Free  Non-Members $20. per person

 

 

Saturday, February 27th

Public Glass Blowing Demonstration  4:00 – 6:00 pm

Free and Open to the Public

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Register for the Thursday night dinner right away as seating is limited.

You can register on-line for both the Thursday night dinner and the Friday night gallery opening/demo at:
http://www.benzaitencenter.org/events/calendar

or call Anita Holmes, the Center’s Executive Director, at 561-508-7315

or email her at aholmes@benzaitencenter.org

1105 2nd Avenue South        Lake Worth, Florida 33460
www.benzaitencenter.org

 

Hours:  Tuesday through Saturday: 1:00 – 4:00 PM

Classes & Large Group Tours by appointment

Please call 561.508.7315 for more information

 

 

 

Born in Miami, Rob Stern was reared in Atlanta where his mother taught art and his father worked in the movie industry and dabbled in photography. He attended San Francisco State University where he studied art and discovered glass making. He worked as an apprentice at John Lewis Glass, an industrial casting facility in Oakland, for five years.

 

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Glass by Rob Stern

 

 

Rob traveled to Europe touring glass factories for a semester and then returned to begin his study at the Pilchuck Glass School, renowned worldwide for its glass programs. Rob went on to study, apprentice, and assist numerous artists/masters at Pilchuck and other schools.

 

 

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Glass by Rob Stern

In 1992, after working as a teaching assistant for Czech master, Petr Novotny, Rob was invited to work in the Ajeto Glass Factory in the Czech Republic. It was the start of a long term working relationship, as he would live and work there for a number of years. Rob continues to work closely with Petr both in Ajeto and doing demonstrations and conducting workshops throughout the world.

 

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Glass by Rob Stern

 

 

From 1997-2003 Rob taught glassmaking at the University of Miami, FL. and earned his MFA. Rob now co-teaches with many artist/masters at schools worldwide and frequently travels abroad to make his work. He has been invited to work as a master craftsmen in both the US and Europe. In 2003 he established Rob Stern Art Glass Inc. in Miami, where he now works with his team on many commissions and personal sculptures.

 

 

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Rob Stern

 

 

Rob will be taking part in the following 3-Day Events:

 

Thursday, February 25: ‘Meet the Artist Dinner’ is a private sit-down, dinner party limited to only 32 people who will dine in the Center’s upscale gallery and listen to the artist talk about their processes and what inspired them to become a glass artist. They will also have a chance to preview the gallery’s exhibition before its official opening. The cost is one-hundred dollars per person.

 

 

Friday, February 26: The center will hold a ‘Gallery Reception & Demo’ for an exhibition of the visiting artist’s work along with two dimensional works curated by the center’s founder, JB Berkow, who has been a gallerist for over twenty years. Admittance to these shows will be free for members of the Benzaiten Center and only $20 for non-members.

 

 

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Glass by Rob Stern

Saturday, February 27: The visiting artist will conduct a two to three hour ‘Public Glass Blowing Demonstration’ which will be open and free to the public. These are great opportunities for glass collectors and families from our community to observe first hand how great glass art is made.

 

 

 

For more information:

You can register on-line for both the Thursday night dinner and the Friday night gallery opening/demo at:
http://www.benzaitencenter.org/events/calendar

or call Anita Holmes, the Center’s Executive Director, at 561-508-7315

or email  aholmes@benzaitencenter.org

1105 2nd Avenue South Lake Worth, Florida 33460
www.benzaitencenter.org

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

Lighthouse ArtCenter Announces Plein Air Festival Events

Fifty world-class artists will compete at 3rd Annual Plein Air Festival held by Lighthouse ArtCenter March 10 -13th. They are coming to compete for $10,000 in prize money and to be a part of what is rapidly becoming one of the most prestigious Plein Air art events in the country. The art, painted on location, will be brought back to the gallery at Lighthouse ArtCenter. Each painter will have gallery space to exhibit and make their works available to the public.  There are opportunities starting now, to get involved through workshops and lectures.  On Thursday, February 18th, Violeta de la Serna will speak about ” Your Art Palette – How to Develop Your Collection While Your Discerning Tastes Grow”.  This 3rd Thursday and all events are open to the public.  The Rickie Report shares the details and some sneak peeks.

 

 

 

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373 Tequesta Drive, Tequesta

(561)746-3101

www.lighthousearts.org

 

 

 

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Lighthouse ArtCenter 

 Announces

3rd Annual Plein Air Festival Events

March 10 -13th

Workshops and Lectures Pre- Festival

Thursday, February 18th

5:30 -7:30 pm

 

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Violeta de la Serna:

” Your Art Palette – How to Develop Your Collection While Your Discerning Tastes Grow”.

Free to Members, $10 Nonmembers

On the 3rd Thursday evening of each month, enjoy a wine and passed hors d’ oeuvres reception featuring fun, social activities, such as concerts, lectures, art demonstrations, live performances and gallery talks. It’s a perfect opportunity to broaden your knowledge of the arts and mingle with other art enthusiasts and Lighthouse ArtCenter members.   Sponsored by the Meyer Law Firm. 

 

Violeta tells The Rickie Report, “In a world where we can relate to food and wine, often times , more than we can relate to Art, we’ll discuss how to acquire new works as your taste develops. Our taste in Art changes with exposure and time…”

 

During this presentation, Violeta will address how developing your Art Palette will help you grow with your art investments. From where to view Art, how to look at it, how to relate and how to make better decisions in who or what to collect while staying in your comfort zone or, stepping outside of it in order to diversify your portfolio.

 

 

 

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Explosion of Color” by Carl Bretzke

 

 

 

Pre-Festival  Plein Air Workshops

The Lighthouse ArtCenter is thrilled to welcome internationally renowned artists. The members of the ArtCenter are continuing to grow as artists, and we are pleased to offer extraordinary opportunities to study exclusively with dynamic and prestigious instructors! Register online or call (561) 748-7014.

 

 

 

3rd Annual Plein Air Festival Events

March 10 -13th

 

 

 

The Plein Air Festival literally brings the art out to the people of South Florida. It documents disappearing and historic areas, and aspects of South Florida. As well as, capturing iconic locations and landscapes that don’t exists anywhere else in the world. All this, through the eyes and talents of world-class artists from around the world!  

 

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Art Patrons at Plein Air Festival, 2015

 

Daily “Reception and Art Sale”

The artists will paint in various locations on March 10-12 and bring their art back each day to the Lighthouse ArtCenter at 373 Tequesta Drive, Tequesta (561)746-3101.

The art is available for viewing and for purchase from 5:30-7:30pm

 

 

 

This year’s judge will be the renowned artist Jim McVicker. His talents were recently recognized as the $15,000 Grand Prize Winner of the 4th Annual PleinAir Salon.    JimMcVicker.com

 

 

 

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“Suni Sands Home” by Ted Matz

​A Message From the Ted Matz,

3rd Annual Plein Air Festival Chairman

“Contemporary plein air painters are recording the past and the present for the future to see.  It is such an honor to be the Chairman of the 3rd Annual Plein Air Festival at the Lighthouse Art Center. I am proud to present the 50 nationally and internationally recognized artists that will be participating in the Plein Air Festival. The quality of the work that these artists represent is absolutely amazing and will totally astound the attending viewers. The artists represent a wide range of painting styles in oils, watercolor and pastels. You will not want to miss this interactive event that allows you to view the artists in action out in the field as they paint. You will also not want to miss out on this opportunity to purchase their high quality art.”

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2016 Schedule:

 

 

Wednesday, March 9

• Private Reception for Juried Artists, Hosts, Sponsors, Patrons and Board of Directors
Lighthouse ArtCenter, 5 to 7 p.m.

Thursday, March 10

• Festival PaintOut with Juried Artists* Multiple Locations
• Meet the Festival Artists Reception*
Lighthouse ArtCenter Museum, 5:30 to 7:30 p.m.

Friday, March 11

• Festival PaintOut with Juried Artists* Multiple Locations
• Reception and Art Sale, 5:30 to 7:30 p.m.* Lighthouse ArtCenter Museum

Saturday, March 12

• Festival PaintOut with Juried Artists* Multiple Locations

• Kids’ Paint Out and Awards* School of Art

• Patron, Sponsor and Collectors’ Cocktail Reception (Ticketed event)

ArtCenter Museum, 5:30 to 7:30 p.m.

 Sunday, March 13

• Quick Draw Painting Competition at DuBois Park*
9 a.m. to noon.

Registration required for artists.

• Wet-Painting Sales and Award Presentation*

Lighthouse ArtCenter Museum, 4 to 6 p.m.

*Open to the public

All photos are courtesy Lighthouse ArtCenter

 

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Plein Air Artist at Society Of Four Arts, 2015

 

 

 

 

2016 Participating Artists

Natalia Andreeva
Carl Bretzke
Thomas Buchs
Michele Byrne
John Caggiano
Dee Beard Dean
Ken DeWaard
Charles Dickinson
Katie Dobson Cundiff
Fran Ellisor
Kevin Feary
Francesco Fontana
Michelle D. Held
Scott Hiestand
Karen Ann Hitt
Kathleen Hudson
Neal Hughes
Shelby Keefe
Monique Lazard
Gretha Lindwood
Gregory Little
Susan Lynn
Jeffrey Markowsky
Spencer Meagher
Dan Mondloch
Kathie Odom
Joseph Palmerio
Ralph Papa
Randy Pitts
Jason Prigge
Devin Roberts
Lawrence Rudolech
Jason Sacran
Morgan Samuel Price
Manon Sander
Patrick Saunders
David Savellano
Robert J. Simone
Mary O. Smith
Richard Sneary
R. Gregory Summers
Melanie Thompson
Lorrie Turner
George Van Hook
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Cory Wright
Stephen Wysocki
Vladislav Yeliseyev
Dennis Young
Luis Zaldivar

 For complete details and more information please visit:  

www.pleinairlac.org

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Rickie Leiter, Publisher

The Rickie Report

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Rickie@therickiereport.com

561-537-0291

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

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

 

 

 

 

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

 

 

 

 

 

“The Vanishing Series” Art Exhibit

by

Toni G. Willey

Opening Reception:

Saturday, February 13, 2016

 

 

6:00 – 9:00 PM

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

 

 

 

 

This is a free event, refreshments will be served

 

 

 

 

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“Elephant” by Tony G. Willey

 

 

 

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

 

 

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“Monarch” by Toni G. Willey

 

 

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

 

 

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“Green Turtle” by Toni G. Willey

 

 

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

 

 

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“See Horses” by Toni G. Willey

 

 

 

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

 

 

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“Lion” by Toni G. Willey

 

 

 

 

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

 

For more information please contact:

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

 

 

 

 

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

Celebrate Lunar New Year At Elizabeth Esther Kelly’s Studio, Gateway To Tibet

Join Elizabeth Esther Kelly at her Gateway To Tibet Studio located at the Fish House Art Center in Port Salerno for a special event.  Celebrate the Lunar New Year featuring traditional Tibetan Losar foods on Saturday, February 13th.  The Rickie Report shares the details and promises you a delightful visit with Elizabeth, a painter, weaver, author, textile & painting restorer!  It features her paintings, and signature piece for south Florida, the ‘ Salerno Shoulder Wrap‘, a one of a kind, hand woven accessory in gorgeous colors. Elizabeth shares a Free Weaving Demonstration daily!

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GATEWAY  TO  TIBET  STUDIO

 

Invites You to 

 

 

 

Celebrate the Lunar New Year

Saturday, February 13th    Noon – 6 pm

 

 

 

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Fish House Art Center

4745 SE DeSoto Ave., Port Salerno (Stuart)

 

 

 

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Gateway To Tibet Studio

 

 

 

Elizabeth Esther Kelly has been a self employed artist her entire life. After her formal Art education in Connecticut, Elizabeth lived in the oldest artist community in the country, Woodstock, NY for over 30 years.

 

 

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Handwoven Fabrics by Elizabeth Esther Kelly

 

 

A painter, weaver, author, textile & painting restorer, Elizabeth has been applying her talents to the work at hand. A look at her website will provide you with a better picture.

 

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Inside Gateway To Tibet Studio

 

 

 

Currently, Elizabeth has a studio/gallery in Port Salerno, Fl. at the Fish House Art Center. Gateway To Tibet features her paintings, and signature piece for south Florida, the ‘ Salerno Shoulder Wrap’, a one of a kind, hand woven accessory in gorgeous colors.

 

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‘ Salerno Shoulder Wrap’,

A one of a kind, hand woven accessory in gorgeous colors

 

 

Free weaving demonstrations take place daily, as all of the creative work is done on site, to edify the public on the ancient art of weaving. Elizabeth is weaving for peace with every pass of the shuttle.

 

 

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Weaving Loom

 

 

She also has original Tibetan Thangkas, some antiques, incense & prayer flags. One must visit to appreciate the ambiance.

 

 

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For more information please visit:

www.gatewaytotibet.com

or

www.facebook.com/Elizabeth Esther Kelly

 

 

 

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

Yury Lobo Announces SOLO Exhibition and Documentary

Yury Lobo, has been dubbed “Jack The Whipper” by his fellow American artists. He was raised in a small rural town in Russia, in a conservative environment, where the signs “No Trespassing” hung on every door. By pure chance in 1959, at the age of 12, he and his mother attended the first American Exhibition in Moscow. Besides Cadillac cars and Coca Cola, Yury was particularly struck by the action painting, “Cathedral” by American abstract expressionist, Jackson Pollock ( Jack The Dripper). That day changed the trajectory of his life forever. Pushing boundaries, ignoring all “No Trespassing” signs internally and externally, Yury found freedom in the United States. He has finally fully opened up to new heights of artistic expression. The race to catch up with Pollock is ongoing… The Rickie Report shares details of his SOLO Exhibition at Artworks International in West Palm Beach, FL, February 12-13thThe public is invited to this Free Exhibit and there is ample free parking.  

 

 

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Since his early childhood, Yury Slobodenuk has been fascinated with the world of wild colors and the art of collage. However, he never considered becoming a professional artist partly due to the lack of encouragement from his parents and partly due to the general disapproval of this “degenerate art” by the Soviet authorities. What stands out in his memory is a visit to the first American National Exhibition with his mother in July, 1959, featuring among others, Jackson Pollock’s “Cathedral”. Yury was shocked and amazed at the same time. He tells The Rickie Report, “Most visitors considered it a joke..in bad taste. But the impact on my subconscious at the age of 12 was life changing. That is why my interests centered later on with more avant-garde artists. I appreciate Van Gogh, Chagall, Kandinsky, Malevich, Picasso, Matisse, Miro, Brague, Warhol, Rothko, Klimt, Shiele, Modigliani and of course, Pollock.”

 

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“Composition #2” by Yury Lobo

Homage to Kasimir Malevich

Acrylic on Canvas

48″ x 60″

 

Yury created a few paintings for close friends and family, trusting his inner instincts. Back then, in the USSR he didn’t have the courage to paint and share his passion for abstract expressionism and collage publicly. Keeping his painting mostly to himself, he pursued a career that was more economically sound. He received a Masters degree in German and English, studied the history of art and worked as a licensed multilingual guide at the majors art museums in the former USSR. He became a journalist, interpreter, German teacher, TV script writer.

 

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“Yellow Tulips after a violent snowstorm in May” by Yury Lobo

Homage to Vincent Van Gogh

Acrylic on Board

24″ x 36″

 

Having fled the USSR in 1991 for political reasons, Yury first established himself in Miami and pursued his journalism career, working for several Russian-American newspapers. Later, he started one of his own, but sold it in 2007 and moved to West Palm Beach, where he continues his career as a German teacher and now a contemporary artist. The freedom of expression in America has motivated and inspired Yury to fulfill the dream of his youth – sharing his creative side publicly. His artistic name, “Lobo” is a shortened form of his long Ukrainian last name, “Slobodenyuk”, which translates to ” a free man”. “Lobo” means “wolf”, the symbol of the tireless will, yearning for freedom.

 

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“Infinity At My Fingertips” by Yury Lobo

Homage to Jackson Pollock

Acrylic on Board 27″ x 32″

 

 

 

 

Yury tells The Rickie Report, ” My fellow countryman, Kasimir Malevich once said, ‘Comrades, arise, free yourselves from the tyranny of objects!’ In this sense, I, like him, consider myself an abstract artist and a revolutionary. My battle cry is ‘Stop copying the world! Create a new one!’ Whoever is afraid of bright colors is afraid of life, which I am not”. Furthermore, Yuri confesses, ” I know it sounds nuts, but I consider myself a kind of modern reincarnation of the late Jackson Pollock who, in his own words was a “cowboy” painter. Like him, I’m painting “from the hip”, creating huge abstract compositions within minutes, using brusque wild strokes of bold colors. Some of my colleagues (part joking, part serious) are dubbing me “Jack The Whipper” for whipping that canvas with paint instead of dripping it as Jack The Dripper (Jackson Pollock) did”.

 

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“Americana” by Yury Lobo

Homage to Elvis and Marilyn

Mixed Media on Board

29″ x 35″

 

 

 

Yury goes on to explain, “In the art of collage, I represent a completely different point of view. My slightly distorted collages are pretty close to reality and filled with hidden ironies and sometimes tragic messages. Being a history buff, I can’t help but act as the mocking bird, laughing at the human inability to learn from history…which of course sees that such ignorance is doomed to repeat itself. Every collage is a “time capsule” with a message to future generations. A true artist is about the inner energy which he or she tunnels to the public through the art. If there is no reaction at the receiving end, then the energy was either poor or lost in artistic translation”.

 

 

 

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“American Mosaic” by Yury Lobo

Collage

21″ x 36″

 

 

Yury’s artwork is currently being featured at:

Artworks International

420 6th Street   West Palm Beach, FL

February 13 – 14th

The Singer Island Corporate Center

2655 North Ocean Drive

Singer Island, FL

and

Art On Park Gallery

800 Park Avenue Lake Park, FL

For more information about Yury’s artwork and up coming exhibits, please email:

yuryslobo@yahoo.com

Visit Yury’s website:

www.yurylobo.com

(Currently Under Construction)

 

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