Art Salons in April Look At “Socio/Eco Science and Art” and “Girl Noticed”, A National Mural Project

Enjoy stimulating conversations with other artists, led by Elle Schorr.  Professional artists from South Florida are invited to present their work, talk about what influenced them, and examine the work of influential artists showing in museums and galleries.  Topics cover the gamut of contemporary art themes, including conceptual, cultural, socio/political, environmental, race and gender focused and aesthetic practices, the materials and techniques used to convey these ideas, and where we fit into the world of contemporary conceptual art. Explore the practical side of being an artist, of professional development and share useful resources.  Meet Diane Arrieta (aka Birds Are Nice) on April 7th. Lori Pratico and Elizabeth Sanjuan, of Girl Noticed, will present on April 21st.  All Salons meet in the Library of the Armory Art Center. Please note the last Art Salon for this season takes place on Tuesday, May 5. Salons will resume on the first Tuesday of each month, starting on October. The Rickie Report gives the details and introduces the artists here.  This is an outstanding opportunity for artists to network with each other and for art patrons to engage more personally with the artists.
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AT THE APRIL ART SALONS:

 

TUESDAY, APRIL 7th, 2015 

EVOLUTION: AN ARTIST LOOKS TOWARD SCIENCE

PRESENTED BY

DIANE ARRIETA (AKA BIRDS ARE NICE)

and

TUESDAY, APRIL 21st, 2015

GIRL NOTICED

PRESENTED BY

LORI PRATICO AND ELIZABETH SANJUAN

First and Third Tuesdays – 6:30 – 8:30 p.m.

$10. Fee to Attend

Salons meet in the Library of the Armory Art Center

1700 Parker Avenue      West Palm Beach, FL 33401

 

 

 

TUESDAY, APRIL 7th, 2015

EVOLUTION: AN ARTIST LOOKS TOWARD SCIENCE

PRESENTED BY

DIANE ARRIETA (AKA BIRDS ARE NICE)

 

"This Little Piggy" by Dian

“This Little Piggy” by Diane Arrieta (aka Birds Are Nice)

 

You’ve seen her work at the Boynton Beach Arts District and in Wynwood during Art Basel, at the FAU Library in Jupiter and at The Mordes Collection “Outside the Box”, at the recent Cultural Council of the Palm Beaches “Paws and Claws” and at many other exhibits in south Florida.

 

"Urban Dwelling" by Diane Arrieta (aka Birds Are Nice)

“Urban Dwelling” by Diane Arrieta (aka Birds Are Nice)

 

This art talk will explore the artist’s journey from traditional object maker through the various stages of her art career; ending at her current stage working under the pseudonym Birds are Nice to promote science literacy through conceptual art. Processes and use of unique materials will be discussed, along with a little science. Her goal is to save the planet one artwork at a time!

 

"Save The Whales" by Diane Arrieta (aka Birds Are Nice)

“Save The Whales” by Diane Arrieta (aka Birds Are Nice)

 

 

Birds are Nice is an American artist, born in Pennsylvania, currently working in south Florida. This interdisciplinary artist utilizes various printmaking techniques with cut vinyl, illustration, sculpture and animation. The work has a distinct urban feel, with a style rooted in the comic book genre, but also has strong influences from artist like Robert Rauschenberg, Jasper Johns and Daisy Youngblood. Her work has been categorized as socio-eco-political.   She received a MSc from the University of Edinburgh, U.K. in wildlife biology.

 

BAN by Diane Arrieta (aka (Birds Are Nice)

BAN by Diane Arrieta (aka (Birds Are Nice)

For more information about Diane’s creativity, please visit:

http://www.dianearrieta.com

 

TUESDAY, APRIL 21st, 2015

GIRL NOTICED

PRESENTED BY

LORI PRATICO AND ELIZABETH SANJUAN

 

 

 

Elizabeth Sanjuan and Lori Pratico

Elizabeth Sanjuan and Lori Pratico

 

Girl Noticed is a nationwide charcoal mural project aimed at bringing attention and awareness to the important role “the female” plays in our society. Hollywood based portrait artist Lori Pratico and photographer Elizabeth Sanjuan will be traveling to 50 states in 3 years to erect a series of detailed charcoal portraits, created as large exterior murals. Each mural will depict a female chosen from the area in which the mural will be painted. The murals will be crafted in charcoal, with the idea that weather conditions will naturally and quickly fade away these images. There is a window of time to “Notice” the artwork that has been created. This represents the message: “when an individual’s talents, intelligence, and character are left unnoticed, they may fade away, disappear, and never be seen or developed into their full potential.” Each individual chosen will be photographed alongside her portrait, and these photos will comprise a book to be published at the completion of the project.

 

Girl Noticed Mural

Girl Noticed Mural (Photo Courtesy of Elizabeth Sanjuan)

 

 

Lori Pratico started her artistic career over 25 years ago, painting commercial billboards in Philadelphia. She then turned to creating her own art, most often portraits, and says: “My artwork is inspired by those who dare to be different. My paintings are often of women with tattoos, or brightly colored hair, but more importantly, women who have chosen to be happy with themselves despite what labels society has placed on them. When painting a portrait, I reach for the inside of a person. I know if I get the inside right, the outside will simply fall into place.”

 

 

Art by Elizabeth Sanjuan (Photo Courtesy of Artist)

Photo by  Elizabeth Sanjuan (Photo Courtesy of Artist)

 

 

Now she has decided to return to climbing walls. She explains “Over 25 years later, I’m back to painting walls, but with a different goal: to bring attention to important issues surrounding the demoralization of women, and to recognize the strength, courage, talents and tenacity of females throughout the United States. I’m creating something you have no choice but to notice. The first mural was done in Hollywood, Florida in January 2015. Before my 50th birthday, I will travel 50 states and create at least 50 murals. Art has always been where I have found my voice, and I aim to be heard. In a world where everyone is in a hurry I’m asking you to pause. My portraits challenge you to look closer, look longer and see differently.”

 

 

Portrait by Lori Pratico

Portrait by Lori Pratico

 

 

Elizabeth Sanjuan began her travel and photography adventures while at American Airlines, where she worked for 25 years. Now a recognized philanthropist and co-owner of Gallery 2014 in Hollywood, Florida, she has traveled to over 73 countries and plans to see at least 100 by the time she reaches age sixty. She and her husband, Ken Brown, founded the Sanjuan-Brown Hollywood Arts Foundation in 2012, a non-profit organization dedicated to promoting the arts and arts education. World travel is her vehicle and photography is her medium. “My passion is to discover, through travel, the vast mosaic of people, lands and cultures that the world offers; and to record, as faithfully as I can, the incredible panorama of color, pattern and energy that bombards the receptive eye. Travel gives me the opportunity to observe, but I believe the lens intensifies my ability to truly understand. I want to convey the world’s incredible variety and to create an awareness, understanding and respect for humankind through photographic images. I am constantly reminded that even though people live worlds apart, we are truly all the same. Our hopes, dreams, loves and losses are all captured in our faces. The camera provides objective proof of our commonality.”

 

 For more information about Lisa, Elizabeth and Girl Noticed, please visit:

http://girlnoticed.com/

 

 

DIRECTIONS

If you’re driving North on I-95, turn right/ east on Belvedere Blvd. Turn left at the light on to Parker Avenue. Continue north to Park Place, just before the fire station. The entrance and main parking lot of the Armory Art Center is halfway up the block on the left side.

 

If you’re driving South on I-95, turn left / east on Okeechobee Blvd. Turn right on Parker Ave, just before the Convention Center. Continue south past the fire station and turn left on Park Place. The entrance and main parking lot of the Armory Art Center is halfway up the block on the left side.

 

ABOUT THE ARMORY ART CENTER:

 

The mission of the Armory Art Center is to inspire the creation and experience of art. The Armory’s vision is to be 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 three 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

Call for Art With Open Theme And Any Media! Art Patrons: Enjoy The Exhibit On April 24th

Artists in Florida,LLC is putting out a CALL for ART.  This is an Open Theme, Any Media Opportunity.  The Exhibit will be judged by Elayna Toby Singer, Director of Palm Beach County Art in Public Places and will show at the Craft Gallery in West Palm Beach, FL.  The Rickie Report shares the details and urges you to act quickly, as the Deadline is April 8th at midnight and only 30 pieces will be accepted.  ATTENTION Art Patrons: Mark your calendars for the Opening Reception on Friday, April 24th!

 

 

 

 

Artists in Florida,LLC

Present:

Open Theme Art Exhibit

Opening Reception:

Enjoy the Art, Food and Entertainment!

Friday, April 24

5:30 – 7:30 pm

Craft Gallery

5911  South Dixie Highway

W. Palm Beach, FL 33405

 

 

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 For more information please contact info@artinfl.org or visit www.artinfl.org

 

or call: 561. 714. 4871

 

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

FREE Airbrush Demo by Master Artist Merrill Noel and Special Frame Offers at Jerry’s Artarama

The life story of Pahokee, FL native, Merrill “Lucky” Noel is one of inspiration, persistence and dedication.  This Airbrush Master Artist had his integrity questioned when he showed his “beyond belief” abilities during an art contest at age 15.  Mr. Noel not only showed the judges his creative talent, but surpassed those around him as he won a scholarship to FAMU in architecture.  After almost a quarter century, he remains the at the top of his field in Airbrush design.  Located in Fort Lauderdale, he will be giving a FREE Demo at Jerry’s Artarama in West Palm Beach on Saturday, March 28. The Rickie Report shares the details about this as well as a Frame and Glass sale.  We suggest you RSVP because this event has limited seating!

 

 

JERRY’S ARTARAMA

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2505 Okeechobee Boulevard ( Suite Q)

West Palm Beach, FL 33409

561-684-7036

http://westpalm.jerrysartaramastores.com

 

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FRAME SALE!!!!

 

 

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GLASS SALE

 

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Jerry’s Artarama is “The candy store for artists!” Their VIP membership is FREE and with it, you get special deals throughout the year. Check out the deals!

For more information please call or visit:

561-684-7036

http://westpalm.jerrysartaramastores.com

 

 

 

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

Explore, Enjoy, Chat And Peruse At Whitespace Collection Before Season Closing!

Elayne Mordes of Whitespace Collection has brought contemporary art in Palm Beach County to new heights this season!  In the midst of mourning her beloved soul mate, Marvin Mordes, Elayne has given us the remarkable “Pushing Boundaries” exhibit celebrating the fall of the Berlin Wall; new art accessories for the body and home in Col-léct; Karla Walter’s “Crow Installation”, a new collectable poster by Max Toth, insightful  art and interviews with returning Veterans by Dr. Wilma Bulkin Seigel and so much more.  The Rickie Report shares the details of Whitespace’s CLOSING WEEK.  Stop by and get engaged with art!  This is a perfect place to bring children with you and start talking about what art is all around them.We look forward to next season already!

 

 

 

 

Whitespace Collection

 

Join us
Saturday and Sunday, March 21 – 22 from 11-4pm
for our season

CLOSING WEEKEND

As a special “Thank You” to our friends and patrons
20% discount in our Collect and Museum Shop!

no reservation required
a donation of $10 is requested

2805 N. Australian Avenue W.Palm Beach, FL 33407

561.842.4131

 

 

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Partial proceeds benefitting the arts and art education in Palm Beach County through Community Foundation – the Mordes Family Fund

Whitespace is a private exhibition space and receives no state or local funding.

For more information about Whitespace Collection please contact:

Elayne Mordes, ASID AAA

Whitespace Art Adventures

2805 N. Australian Avenue West Palm Beach, Florida 33407
T:561.842.4131 F:561.842.4132 E: 2805@mordes.net
www.whitespacecollection.com

 

 

 

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

Arthouse 429 Announces Feature Exhibit, “CHROMA: A Celebration Of Color And Form”

ArtHouse429 is pleased to announce a feature exhibition showcasing the work of Clemente Mimun, James Sagui, Liz Ghitta Segall, and Jefro.  This exhibition will explore how different artists utilize color as a form of expression, with a focus on painting and sculpture. These artists are revered as masters of their craft, from the precision of James Sagui’s woodwork to Clemente Mimun’s gestural lines– every cut and every brushstroke is purposeful. Come to the Opening Reception on Thursday, March 26, 2015 from 6:30 to 8:30pm.  The Rickie Report shares the details and a few sneak peeks.

 

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CHROMA: A Celebration Of Color And Form

Showcasing artists:

Liz Ghitta Segall, James Sagui, Clemente Mimun and Jefro

Opening Reception

 March 26, 2015   6:30 pm

 

429 25th Street in historic Northwood Village  W.Palm Beach, FL.

Hours of operation: 11-6 Tuesday through Saturday and by appointment

 

 

 

"Montgolfiere De Montchanin" By Segall

“Montgolfiere De Montchanin” By Liz Ghitta Segall

 

 

 

ArtHouse429 is pleased to announce a Feature Exhibition showcasing the work of long time Palm Beach resident artists Clemente Mimun, James Sagui, and Liz Ghitta Segall, joined by talented local painter Jefro.

 

“Chroma” will begin with an Opening Reception on March 26, 2015 at 6:30 pm.  This exhibition will explore how different artists utilize color as a form of expression, with a focus on painting and sculpture. These artists are revered as masters of their craft, from the precision of James Sagui’s woodwork to Clemente Mimun’s gestural lines– every cut and every brushstroke is purposeful.

 

"Is It Futurism Yet ll" Carved wood with 24 K Gold Leaf by  Sagui

“Is It Futurism Yet ll” Carved wood with 24 K Gold Leaf by James Sagui

 

 

 

 

 

"Lowly Fried Worms Cooked to Perfection" by Lisa Segall

“Lowly Fried Worms Cooked to Perfection” by Liz Ghitta Segall

Born in Ottawa, Canada, and raised in New York, Liz Ghitta Segall spent most of her life in France and currently lives and works in Palm Beach County, South Florida. Her broad education includes La Grande Chaumiere, Paris, France, Sarah Lawrence College, Bronxville, NY, and L’Ecole Nationale des Beaux Arts, Paris, France.

 

She tells us, “I often begin a work without a plan or perhaps just a hint of one in my mind’s inner eye. Working in the studio, there is not necessarily a goal but more of a material process; an addition, a subtraction, a layering and painting over, a drawing, a blurring, a wiping away. Somehow, in the middle between nothing and everything, the piece emerges as I relinquish control. The process and materials at hand gestate content and meaning is set into motion…and then Control takes over yet again.” 

 

 

"Is It Futurism Yet lll" by James Sagui  Carved wood with Silver Leaf

“Is It Futurism Yet lll” by James Sagui Carved wood with Silver Leaf

James Sagui is a self-employed woodworker, sculptor, furniture designer/maker who trained in the Program in Artisanry at Boston University and has been working as a professional woodworker since the age of 15. Born on the New Jersey Shore in 1956, raised in Vermont, and after more than 20 years in Boston, he has now established a woodshop in West Palm Beach, Florida. Sagui is a member of the Florida Craftsmen Organization, the Furniture Society, sculptor.org and the Artists of Palm Beach County.

 

"Tuba Man in Red Shoes with His Chihuahua" by Clemente Mimun

“Tuba Man in Red Shoes with His Chihuahua” by Clemente Mimun

Born in 1937, artist Clemente Mimun lived his childhood years in Carthage, the ex-French colony of Tunisia.  As the son of a gallery owner Clemente immersed himself in the museums of LeBardo and Carthage, abundant with Roman and Phoenician art, all of which left an indelible impression.  At the age of 16, Clemente moved to Paris where he spent countless hours in the coffeehouses absorbing the philosophical conversations of elder artists. By 1962, Clemente settled in the United States. Today, his universal language is spoken through his art. Clemente explains that his work is born of a synergy between memory and imagination.  He does not use any models, pictures or still life arrangements when creating a new work of art.

 

"Passionate Life of Flora" by Jefro

“Passionate Life of Flora” by Jefro

As a child Jefro experienced multi-cultural lifestyles by traveling through Asia,being raised in the Philippines (along with 5 sisters), and going to high school in Hawaii. You will notice an Asian influence in his painting by recognizing familiar symbols of that region: bold colors, fish which are the back bone of the Pacific Rim, sharp lines that are visible in the Asian language, and crowns which represent monarchs of that vast area as well as his aspiration to reach the top. Translating the world he sees and expressing it on canvas allows Jefro to learn what it is to be human. This technique, along with other symbols and artistic values has a profound affect on his evolution as an artist. Yet, it was through adversity (internal and external) that Jefro developed his great love for painting.

 

 

"Down By the River" by Jefro

“Down By the River” by Jefro

 

 

 

While in school in Hawaii, he was actually dismissed from painting class because his teacher felt he could not paint. So, instead, Jefro chose to express himself creatively through music for ten years. A natural artist, he found it easy to interpret his feelings and surroundings by playing the classical guitar and piano. Still his passion remained with visual art. At 26, Jefro once again picked up paintbrush and started painting. It was then that he had a profound inner realization that being a painter was his true calling in life. Today, he continues to develop innovative and powerful work incorporating multidimensional colors laid upon one another to a canvas.

 

 

"Les Comediens Espagnloes" by Mimun

Les Comediens Espagnloes” by Clemente Mimun

 

About AH429:

This groundbreaking gallery opened its doors in mid-January, 2013. Founded by designer/sculptor William Halliday, ArtHouse429 has taken up residence in the heart of the Northwood Village Art’s District, in West Palm Beach Florida. This rapidly changing neighborhood has become a pioneering area for emerging artists, entrepreneurs, designers and architects who enjoy the dramatic spirit of a recently developed area. ArtHouse429 leads the way in providing high quality, high value, and collectible fine art in Palm Beach County and beyond, while promoting the excitement and energy of the rejuvenated Northwood Village; which has been buzzing with the addition of great new restaurants, galleries and shops.

 

ArtHouse429 is open Tuesday – Saturday from 11am-6pm, and by appointment. For additional information on Arthouse429, please contact Gallery Manager, Mary Coyle at 561.231.0429 or by email manager@ArtHouse429.com.

Please call (561) 231-0429 for more information, and visit our website www.ARTHOUSE429.com
to join our email list for all the latest gallery news and updates!

 

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

16th Annual Grandview Heights Historic Home Tour and Art Collection

You’re Invited!  The 16th Annual Grandview Heights Historic Home Tour is on Sunday, March 29th.  See more than 20 Historical Florida Art pieces dating as far back as 1890. This area boasts historic properties in many architectural styles, with Craftsman Bungalow and Spanish Mission styles dominating. In addition, visit Chisolm Art Gallery (contemporary art that’s been exhibited nationwide). Enjoy the music of Cori Spring and the LotSaPapas!  This year’s tour includes a plated meal provided by the delicious, Aioli of West Palm Beach. The Rickie Report shares the info and urges you to RSVP now!  

 

 

 

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SUNDAY, MARCH 29th

3 – 7 pm

Historic Home Tour

Historic Artwork

Gallery Tour at Chisolm Gallery

Music by Cori Spring and the LotSaPapas

Meal by Aoili

 

561.877.1221

Tickets $30.00 in Advance, $35.00 on day of the Tour
Tickets are selling fast… and limited!

VIP Tickets Packages available.

TO PURCHASE TICKETS, CLICK BELOW:
http://historicgrandview.eventbrite.com/

 

 

Each year since 1995 approximately a dozen different homeowners in Grandview Heights have opened their homes to the public for the neighborhood’s annual Historic Home Tour.  This tour offers visitors a unique opportunity to step inside historic homes in the neighborhood and meet the creative owners. Grandview Heights boasts historic properties in a variety of architectural styles, with Craftsman Bungalow and Spanish Mission styles dominating. Neighborhood residents bring many different backgrounds and perspectives to their homes and to the neighborhood.  The Home Tour highlights the immense diversity of Grandview Heights and demonstrates that an urban neighborhood can successfully include and engage a disparate population.

 

 

Painting by Hghwayman, Livingston Roberts

Painting by Highwayman, Livingston Roberts

 

 

This year’s tour includes a plated meal provided by the delicious, Aioli of West Palm Beach and live music provided by the Lotsa Papas! The Home Tour is also proud to feature historical Florida art, including the famous Florida Highwaymen at several locations to be announced! Join us to mingle, discuss the day and enjoy the relaxed Grandview Heights ambiance.

 

Several of these paintings were recently displayed at the downtown Highwaymen show. http://www.palmbeachpost.com/news/news/local/hail-highwaymen-historic-arts-group-celebrated-in-/nkB5Q/

 

 

 

Painting by Florida Highwayman, Alfred Hair

Painting by Florida Highwayman, Alfred Hair

 

Other “Arty” things to check out: Chisolm Art Studio – located in historic grandview Heights! Contemporary artist, Chisolm is not concerned about what you think of his art. He wants to know how you feel. With a mission to turn raw materials into human emotion, Chisolm paints his abstract, multi-media images from a place of sensory expression and pure feeling rather than analytical thought. www.chisolm-art.net

 

 

Artwork by Chisolm

Artwork by Chisolm

 

 

 

Exciting musical performance by Cori Spring and the LotSaPapas https://www.facebook.com/lotsapappa !

 

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Enjoy Classic Americana music and a tasty plated meal provided by Aioli Restaurant! aioliwpb.com/

 

 

For more information please call   561.877.1221.

Tickets $30.00 in Advance, $35.00 on day of the Tour
Tickets are selling fast… and limited!

VIP Tickets Packages available.

TO PURCHASE TICKETS, CLICK BELOW:
http://historicgrandview.eventbrite.com/

 

 

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

 

Mark Your Calendar for Two Inspiring Events at Armory Art Center

Mark your calendar for these two inspiring events at the Armory: On March 17th, nationally renown painter and teacher, Miroslav Antic, will give a presentation at the Art Salon, led by Elle Schorr. From March 19th to April 14th the Armory Art Center will feature work by Armory artists-in-residence produced during their eight month tenure. The Artists-in-Residence program attracts up-and-coming artists from across the country where they develop their portfolio, teach Armory students, and learn from Armory faculty and visiting master artists.  The 2015/2016 artists-in-residents are Chris Pickett and Jessi Maddocks for ceramics, Lisa Johnson for jewelry, Hiromi Katayama for painting and drawing, and Woody Othello for sculpture.   The Rickie Report urges you to take these opportunities to meet the these artists and other faculty members. See what YOU can create at the Armory Art Center !  The Artist in Residence Exhibit Open Reception is  March 19th from 6 – 8 pm. The public is welcome to both events!

 

 

 

 

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AT THE ART SALON:

TUESDAY, MARCH 17, 2015 

“FOUR AND A HALF DECADES OF PAINTING”

MIROSLAV ANTIC

First and Third Tuesdays – 6:30 – 8:30 p.m.

$10. Fee to Attend

 

Enjoy stimulating conversations with other artists, in a relaxed setting. As a springboard to each of our explorations, professional artists from South Florida are invited to present their work, talk about what influenced them, and examine the work of influential artists showing in museums and galleries.

 

Elle Schorr leads discussions covering the gamut of contemporary art themes, including conceptual, cultural, socio/political, environmental, race and gender focused and aesthetic practices, the materials and techniques used to convey these ideas, and where we fit into the world of contemporary conceptual art. They’re also an opportunity to explore the practical side of being an artist, of professional development and the sharing of useful resources.

 

Miroslav Antic, known nationally for his talent as a painter and for his teaching abilities, was born in Yugoslavia and received his training from the Academy of Fine Arts in Belgrade, Yugoslavia. He served on the painting faculty at the Museum School of Fine Arts in Boston for over 20 years and has been an Armory faculty member since 2001. Recognition for his work includes a Pollock-Krasner Foundation Grant and a NEA New England Foundation for the Arts Fellowship, as well as a Florida Individual Fellowship in Visual Arts, and a South Florida Cultural Consortium Fellowship,among numerous other awards.

 

 

Artwork by Miroslav Antic

Artwork by Miroslav Antic

 

“Painting is a form of Utopia – a place (the object itself) and a time (spent in making it) where the world has a chance to be perfect. The painting is here, but what is represented on it is distanced, twice removed. For me, it was always the past, not the future, that held most interest. The old is infinitely more mysterious than that which is yet to come. Armed with love of history and love for color and painterliness, I set out, over and over again, to make the most exquisite pictorial statements I am capable of creating”.

 

"Untitled" by Miroslav Antic

“Untitled” by Miroslav Antic

“Modernist and Post-modernist disdain for craftsmanship, beauty, and nostalgia is always a challenge. At some point in my career I decided to directly take on these very issues – craftsmanship, beauty, nostalgia, even sentimentality. Most of the images I work with are culled from the movies, old TV shows, old photographs of myself and the members of my family, and other sources I grew up with. Seen from the distance of time these images strike me as mysterious and poignant – the combination of sweetness and latent ominousness is the best”.

 

Image by Miroslav Antic

Image by Miroslav Antic

“After the image has come, I proceed to treat it in paint in various ways – I play with the conceptual significance of not only the image, but also, of what is done to it pictorially. I contend with spatial issues as they are seen in the traditional representation of the three dimensional image on the two dimensional surface. This I confront with the Modernist notion of flatness, as represented by transparent stripes, spills, glazings, etc. Affirming, denying, and again affirming, is of great interest to me”.

 

 

Artwork by Miroslav Antic

Artwork by Miroslav Antic

In my view, painting is conceptually the most interesting and the most difficult form of visual art today precisely because of its long history – sometimes it is less troublesome to invent a new medium, than it is to find uses for an old one. It takes a long time to get good at painting – being a total believer, I am not willing to give up anything. My work is aiming to exist in the realm between passion and distancing – both are necessary”. Miroslav Antic

 

 

Artist-in-Residence Exhibition

Opening Reception:

Thursday, March 19th      6:00-8:00 pm

Exhibit Runs March 19-April 14, 2016

Armory Art Center | Greenfield and East Galleries

1700 Parker Avenue      West Palm Beach, FL 33401

EXHIBITIONS ARE FREE AND OPEN TO THE PUBLIC:
ENTERTAINMENT (DJ) AND REFRESHMENTS.

Monday-Friday, 9 a.m. – 5 p.m. | Saturday 9 a.m. – 2:00 p.m.

 

MEET THE ARTISTS:

Armory Art Center's Artists-In-Residence

Armory Art Center’s Artists-In-Residence 2014/15  (L toR)  Hiromi Katyama, Woody Othello, Lisa Johnson, Jessi Maddocks, Chris Pickett

Chris Pickett

 

Ceramics by Chris Pickett

Ceramics by Chris Pickett

 

 

Chris Pickett earned his BFA from the University of Tennessee in 2001. In the years that followed, Chris maintained a studio practice at his home in Chattanooga, while frequently working as a studio assistant at the Arrowmont School of Arts and Crafts. In 2008, Chris began his graduate studies at the University of Florida and was awarded his MFA in 2011. He grew up in the 1970’s and 80’s in Chattanooga, Tennessee. Childhood experiences filled with Lincoln Logs, improvised tree house construction and action figure forts constructed of twigs and pine needles, taught Chris to love working with his hands at an early age. These early experiences would become a significant influence on his work years later.

 

 

Jessi Maddocks

 

Mugs by Jessi Maddocks

Mugs by Jessi Maddocks

 

 

Jessi Maddocks grew up in Fort Collins, Colorado and received her BFA from Colorado State University in 2012. She is a functional potter working primarily with slip cast porcelain. The geometries of the forms and surface are influenced by architecture and organizational systems such as street plans and maps. Jessi has interned for the Artstream Nomadic Gallery since 2012. Her studio is based out of the Studio for Arts and Works (SAW) in Carbondale, CO.

 

 

Lisa Johnson

 

Jewelry by Lisa Johnson

Jewelry by Lisa Johnson

 

Lisa Johnson will return for her third year as an Armory resident. She graduated from Indiana University in Bloomington, Indiana, with an M.F.A. with a Concentration in Metalsmithing and Jewelry Design. She is trained in metalsmithing and jewelry design and frequently incorporates techniques found in ceramics to explore service ware, jewelry, and sculpture. Her passion for teaching classes of all age levels enables her to bring enthusiasm to the classroom to motivate and inspire students to develop their skills, expand their appreciation for art, and find their voice. www.lisamjohnsonart.com.

 

Hiromi Katayama

 

"Cherry Drops" by Hiromi

“Cherry Drops” by Hiromi Katayama

 

Hiromi Katayama will return for her second year as an Armory resident. A native of Ibarki, Japan, she studied for her MFA in the painting program at Edinboro University of Pennsylvania and graduated in May of 2012. Hiromi received her BFA in Japanese Traditional Painting from Joshibi University of Art and Design, Tokyo, Japan, in the spring of 2008. Hiromi’s love for creative art was founded in the private studio of her mentor Renjoin Sensei, from the age of nine years old. Today, Hiromi’s work is created using traditional Japanese pigments and techniques through traditional methods and materials, and her belief in cultural foundations in nature. Through her work, Hiromi hopes to share her culture and a little bit of herself with her audience.

 

Woody Othello

 

"Paul, Fester and Ben" by Woody Othello

“Paul, Fester and Ben” by Woody Othello

 

Woody Othello, a Miami native, received his BFA in ceramics from Florida Atlantic University. He uses the figurative form and incorporates a sickening palette and textured surfaces to indicate a sense of uneasiness in his work. Woody delves into the subconscious to depict the strain between outside stimuli conflicting with personal desires. He obsessively makes drawings, paintings, sculptures and video work. Upon finishing his residency, Woody will be pursuing his MFA in sculpture at California College of the Arts with a full scholarship.

 

ABOUT THE ARMORY ART CENTER:

The mission of the Armory Art Center is to inspire the creation and experience of art. The Armory’s vision is to be 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 three 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.

The Artists-in-Residence Program is underwritten by Armory Art Center Governing Board Member and benefactor Mary Montgomery.

 

 

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Award Winning Artist, Dr. Wilma Bulkin Siegel Combines Art and Medicine with Exhibits at Whitespace Collection and Tradition of the Palm Beaches

Combining medicine with painting, Dr. Wilma Bulkin Siegel is an award-winning artist recognized nationally for her portrait series of people living with AIDS, Survivors of AIDS, Breast Cancer Survivors, The Homeless, The Elderly and most recently Returning War Veterans.  She has exhibited throughout the United Sates, been featured on CNN and been elected into Who’s Who in American Art. Her work from the series “Returning Iraqi War Veterans”, currently showing at Whitespace Collection ‘Pushing Boundaries’, includes video and actual interviews with veterans. Her portraits and biographies of “Holocaust Survivors and Liberators” is being shown at Morse Life at the Tradition of the Palm Beaches. In 2009, she was awarded the highest honor for contributions to the field of arts in Healthcare – The Janice Palmer Award of Society of Arts in Healthcare.  The Rickie Report reminds you to visit Whitespace Collection before March 22nd, when it closes for the season. Dr. Siegel’s  works are at Morse Life through April 15th.  Please note: we share a few stories at the end of the article. The * in the photograph indicates the person’s story is included here.  We hope you will take the time to read them.  We found them compelling.

 

 

 

2 EXHIBITIONS

Whitespace  Collection

 Now Through March 22nd

Dr. Wilma Bulkin Siegel

“Portraits and Conversations with Veterans Returning from Iraq and Afghanistan”

Open every Saturday & Sunday 1-4

Small group tours on Sat. and Sun with a docent

 

2805 N. Australian Avenue     W.Palm Beach, FL 33407
561.842.4131

 

 

"Roman Baca", Portrait by Wilma Bulkin Seigel, MD

*   “Roman Baca”, Portrait by Wilma Bulkin Seigel, MD

Dr. Siegel says, “I knew that I liked people and wanted to express the knowledge I had acquired about people as a physician. I came upon portraiture as a means of expressing the psychology of the person I was painting. As a physician and an artist I use my medical education and my art to find ways of healing people. It is my purpose in life to heal. In whatever way I can play a role, I wish to have people think about our place as individuals living amongst each other. Through my work as a doctor and a portrait artist I must address the ‘truth’ of the individual. I observe and listen to the person before me. As an artist, I paint individuals who have something to say about pertinent social issues, a kind of ‘social realism’”.

"Wilfred Bedeau" Portrait by Wilma Bulkin Seigel, MD

  *       “Wilfred Bedeau” Portrait by Wilma Bulkin Seigel, MD  

 

“A few years ago, I completed a series on Holocaust survivors and their World War II liberators. Many of these people were in the final stages of their lives, so it was more important than ever to capture their faces and the thoughts behind their eyes. Growing up in the late 1930s and 40s during World War II was a part of my history where the fear of the unknown was always present. Blackouts and the threat of an enemy attack were always in our thoughts. I remember the many windows where there were flags with varying stars for those service men in action or the Gold Star for those who had given their lives for our nation. There was a sense of the country coming together to fight a single enemy”.

 

 

"Dr. Heather Cereste", Portrait by Wilma BUlkin Seigel, MD

*    “Dr. Heather Cereste”, Portrait by Wilma Bulkin Seigel, MD

 

"Alison McKenzie" Portrait by Wilma Bulkin Seigel,MD

*“Alison McKenzie” Portrait by Wilma Bulkin Seigel,MD

 

 

 

 

“Once again, in the Iraq and Afghanistan wars, I saw the flags in the windows. First was Operation Iraqi Freedom, which led to Operation Enduring Freedom. Certainly ‘enduring freedom’ is a worthy goal, but it comes at a very dear price. Once again, I turned to those who were there to help answer the question about the purpose of this war. These veterans say: “I did it because it was my duty” and “I’m serving my country and my people”. 

 

"Juan Fernandez" Portrait by Wilma Bulkin Seigel, MD

“Juan Fernandez” Portrait by Wilma Bulkin Seigel, MD

 

“It is a conversation that I want to share with you so that we all,together, can better understand what the defenders of our country have gone through. We all need to see, hear and be part of their healing. This project was by far one of the most difficult, having them share their message”. 

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“Emery Everhart” Portrait by Wilma Bulkin Siegel, MD

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

"Jake Milkovic" Portrait by Wilma Bulkin Seigel, MD

*“Jake Milkovich” Portrait by Wilma Bulkin Seigel, MD

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

“Currently my focus in art has been to bring Art-in-Medicine programs into the mainstream. I have been responsible for starting a medical school course to bring artists and medical students together to help the student have better visual acuity. I have a passion to start “Artists-in-residency” programs in the de-humanized medical settings to help in healing. I have made a motto for myself in art, which I call the three C’s-Communication,Compassion, and Creativity.”

 

 

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Art Exhibit at Morse Life Health System:

“Survivors and Liberators: Portraits”

by
Wilma Bulkin Siegel,MD

 

The Tradition of the Palm Beaches

Mondays, Tuesdays and Wednesdays

10:30 am – 1:00 pm or by invitation until April 15 or by calling: 561.242.4661

4920 Loring Drive     West Palm Beach

 Marilyn & Stanley M. Katz Seniors Campus of MorseLife Health System

Exhibit runs through April 15th

 

The year 2015 marks the 70th anniversary of the end of World War II and the Holocaust in Europe. It is also a time to recognize the men, women and children among those who perished, and survivors of the Holocaust, their families and their liberators. Dr. Wilma Siegel’s very touching exhibition “Survivors and Liberators”, to be on display at Morse Life’s The Tradition of the Palm Beaches from until April 15th, does just that, focusing on survivors, liberators and children of the Holocaust. The exhibit, which Siegel hopes will “instill strength of spirit through portraits and narratives,” exhibits grand-scale watercolors featuring bold but personal portraits of subjects the artist interviewed and painted in their own homes beginning in 2003.

 

"Abe Morgenstern" by Wilma Bulkin Siegel,MD

“Abe Morgenstern” Portrait by Wilma Bulkin Siegel,MD

 

 

Dr. Siegel incorporates photographs and other mementos belonging to the subjects in their portraits, representing a casual intimacy while also serving as a record of life. A program book provides a short biography of each subject, retracing their route from Europe’s concentration camps to life in the U.S. With each narrative, the viewer has a chance to develop a deeper connection with the lives represented in each portrait.

 

"Regina Niven" by Wilma Bulkin Siegel MD

“Regina Niven” Portrait by Wilma Bulkin Siegel MD

 

 

Keith A. Myers, President/CEO of MorseLife Health System, noted the organization is honored to sponsor and bring these extraordinary portraits of survivors and liberators of the Holocaust by Wilma Bulkin Siegel, M.D. “Survivors and Liberators presents us all with not merely portraits, but sobering and haunting stories behind beautiful faces,” he said. “The stories are hard to forget. And we should never forget. As an organization serving the health care, housing and supportive needs of seniors of our community, we are touched daily by the strength and perseverance that we see in them today,” Myers noted. “Some of the seniors we have served and serve today are survivors themselves. We dedicate this exhibit to them, the seniors we care for.”

 

"Morris Freibaum" by Wilma

“Morris Freibaum” Portrait by Wilma Bulkin Seigel, MD

 

For more information about Wilma Bulkin Seigel’s extraordinary and important views, please visit: http://wilmabulkinsiegel.com

Dr. Seigel wishes to thank the following organizations that helped her find the courageous people she portrays and shares with us: “SE FL. Chapter of the Red Cross, The Jewish Federation (Broward County), Ft. Lauderdale Vet Center of Dept. of Veteran Affairs, NYU Langone Medical Center, NOVA Southeastern University, Weill/Cornell Medical Center, Phillip Collins, David Spangler, Chris Coyne and Bill Kanatas of Pathways America, Neli and Brian Rowland of A Safe Haven shelters in Chicago, Richard Finkelstein, and Irvin Lippman”.

 

For more information about Whitespace Collection please contact:

Elayne Mordes, ASID AAA

Whitespace Art Adventures

2805 N. Australian Avenue  West Palm Beach, Florida 33407
T:561.842.4131   F:561.842.4132    E: 2805@mordes.net
www.whitespacecollection.com

 

 

For more information about the exhibit, “Survivors and Liberators” on the MorseLife Health System campus, call (561) 209-6103.

 

 

Lives Beyond the Portraits

 

ROMAN BACA was at Walter Reed Medical Center at a conference about the healing arts for Returning Veterans from Iraq and Afghanistan. He is a Marine/ballet choreographer and director of Exit 12 Dance Company of NYC. The piece he choreographed was his experience of the ethnicity of Americans and Iraqi, the war and was descriptive of war, but in the end they joined together in peace. His experience as a dancer was imbedded, but he had a desire to conquer his fears and entered the Marines. The Marines taught him to redirect his fears and use the adrenalin rush to survive, “using the fear to keep going”. He was deployed in 2005-2006 in Iraq. He subsequently had great PTSD and relies on his wife who is the only one who can help him understand it. Unable to focus on what to do with his life, he  formed the troupe whose purpose is to use the art of dance as a communicator. He returned with the troupe to Iraq, meeting with diverse ethnic groups (Kurds and Arabs) and then helped them all to interact through dance (even between men and women). The two groups performed bringing the different families together in the audience and in the end the audience and performers as a group. They picked flowers as a ‘thank you offering’ to the troupe for having given them a better understanding of each other. His statement is that art is the better way to conquer than violence through weapons of destruction. He hopes that his company will have a national tour. He states: “Art gives veterans this vehicle to communicate their experiences in an abstract way, where they’re not being sensationalist or overly shocking”.

 

 

 

WILFRED BEDEAU  served in combat in Iraq with Desert Storm for eight months in 1990-91 after enlisting for six years in the Army. He continued in the reserves and does casualty assistance. He did not immediately recognize his own need for counseling following Desert Storm. Suffering from PTSD, he went to the Department of Veterans Affairs of Broward County and now goes weekly for counseling, which helps in his work of talking with the families of suicide casualties. Wilfred is a very mature and wise 46 year old who now has two sons, a 17 year-old and a 24 year-old to whom he has taught “suicide is not an option”. 

 

 

DR. HEATHER CERESTE was at a book signing and mentioned that she was taking the MS program of Narrative Medicine at Columbia University, with which I’m involved. I invited her to be part of the series. It took a year until I was able to paint her since she was ill from a condition of Hypothyroidism, which brought on her PTSD profoundly. She could’t focus in her work as a physician. She questions why she developed this after her deployment in Iraq on the front lines in the hospital setting, in which she was thrust into immediate trauma surgery and care of the injured. The hospital had severe air pollution because of ‘burning pits’ where they burned all the detritus including machines and refrigerators, etc. After 9/11 she wanted to make a difference and joined the Air Force. Her specialty as an internist, was geriatrics and palliative care, and ethics became her main expertise. She joined in 2004, deployed in 2006 and it took 4 years for the PTSD to set in profoundly while employed at Cornell campus Medical School. She still has her credentials but can’t work and is considering changing her focus to writing. She describes an episode when she was in group therapy for PTSD and expressed all her feelings which she did not think was so courageous, but all the men that she was with came up to her to thank her for expressing so well all that they were going through but were unable to address. She is applying to Wounded Warriors to help direct her in perhaps a counseling job.

 

 

 

COLONEL JUAN FERNANDEZ suffers from Keratoconus of his eyes which labels him blind. He had corneal transplant surgery without benefit. He found a physician who gave him prosthetic lenses, correcting his vision immediately by reshaping the cornea. He works for the Red Cross as a volunteer to help homeless vets. He is of Cuban descent, raised by grandmother in California. He served 2003-4 to combat tour in Afghanistan. He noted his disability in 2008 when he could not see gun firing and retired in 2008. He now helps in ROTC for recruiting.. He says he suffers from PTSD often thinking of the ‘body bags’. He states “Freedom isn’t free because someone has died for it”. The Red Cross is planning Transition Reintegration Program and he advises the warriors that “It is o.k. to need help!”

 

 

TREESE KIMMONS is 28 and entered the army after high school. She was deployed twice 2005-2006 and 2007-2008 to Iraq. She never wanted to be a ‘weekend warrior’ but wanted to ‘do it all’. Her job was in the supply and armor unit. She was shot at the first day and realized the reality of where she was. She experienced nine deaths. Upon discharge, she couldn’t cope with adult life and not being told what to do. She is going to school for Forensics and Criminal Analysis but has experienced severe PTSD for which she is in therapy. I met her at A Safe Haven Foundation, a homeless shelter in Chicago. In the background I have put a photo of her cherished dog tag.

 

 

ALISON MCKENZIE  has been a nurse for 27 years and in the military for past 20 years. She is now a Major in the Army and works as a nurse manager of surgical intensive care unit at New York University Medical Center. She was deployed as head nurse to Abu Ghraib after the scandal that occurred there. The flag of Abu Ghraib is in the background of her portrait. Because of the scandal, she had to be specially trained to protect her patients including the terrorist enemies. She contended with the negative reactions of United States Military personnel and their anger about her caring for the enemy. She describes the fears she had when she accompanied a critically ill soldier by helicopter at dusk to the green zone. The helicopter was always a target for the enemy, and there could not be any light to watch the IV or to take blood pressure. The helicopter pilot understood her anxiety and found a special light that could not be seen from the ground. It saved her patient’s life and most likely her own. This 24-7  “paranoid keeping track” has taken its toll on Alison who gets counseling for PTSD. 

 

JAKE MILKOVICH  is 23 years old and he grew up “playing army”. His father gave him the movie “Top Gun” when he was 7 years old and he dreamed that he too would fly jets and be a fighter pilot. At 17 he wanted to be the “best of the best” so he joined the Marines. Once at Paris Island, it was a great shock but he always wanted to achieve. He became a squad leader and then was chosen to infantry school, learning basic security and was picked to serve at Camp David to be part of security for President Obama. His leadership led him to be deployed as platoon leader in Afghanistan in April 2011. He observed many casualties with many amputees. He is spiritual and learned of death early while there, when a mentor of his was killed in the shower by a grenade. His mentor said, “When it is your time – it is your time to go”. He was deployed for 7 months. He learned the respect for life here where we can breathe free. He has PTSD and believes it helps to keep in touch with his buddies. He is studying to get his college degree at NOVA Southeastern University with his significant other Kelsey, who is a martial arts instructor for the Marines. They are creating NOVA Students Veterans Association because Florida will have a large population of returning veterans and they are planning a major function throughout the campus for Veteran’s Day. 

 

 

 

 

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

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Palm Beach Gardens, FL 33420

Rickie@therickiereport.com

561-537-0291

“Looking Forward – Glancing Back” is Multi Media Exhibition and Charitable Fundraiser Not to Be Missed

The Armory Art Center announces the opening of the National Association of Women Artists, Inc. (NAWA) Florida Chapter’s multi-media exhibition “Looking Forward-Glancing Back” and its “6 x 6 Scholarship Fundraising Project.”  The exhibition, which begins on March 9th and runs through April 11, 2015, takes place in the Armory’s Montgomery Hall Gallery with an Opening Reception to be held on Friday, March 13, 2015, 6‐8PM. Scholarship winners’ works will be part of the exhibit, and they will receive their scholarships at the opening reception.  One will be the “Scholarship for Excellence in the Fine Arts in Memory of Rita Schwartz” given by her family. Rita was an active member of NAWA for many years and her family is carrying on her legacy by donating this scholarship. The Rickie Report gives you a glimpse at a few exhibited pieces and urges you to check out the 6 x 6 Project artwork available at $50. and the Scholarship winners!

 

 

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N.A.W.A., FL.Chapter

presents

LOOKING FORWARD-GLANCING BACK

and

6” x 6” Fundraiser

Opening Reception:

Friday, March 13, 2015 6-8pm

Exhibit takes place: March 7-April 11, 2015

Exhibitions are Free and Open to the Public

Wine, Hors D’oeuvres Will be Served

Monday – Friday, 9 a.m. – 5 p.m.

 Saturday 9 a.m. – 2:00 p.m.

Armory Art Center | Montgomery Hall

1700 Parker Ave. W.Palm Beach, FL 33401

 

 

 

 

 

"Ocean Revisited" Triptych by Roxene Sloate

“Ocean Revisited” Triptych by Roxene Sloate

 

“The Looking Forward-Glancing Back” Exhibition Chair, Beth Scher, is among the impressive artists whose work will be exhibited. Her powerful embroidered portraits of female soldiers appeared as a Cover Story in the Huffington Post. Denise Philipbar, the Juror for the show, is an artist, critic and curator living in the Washington DC metro area, who holds an MFA in painting from the University of the Arts in Philadelphia.

 

"Blue Ridge" by Carolyn Barth

“Blue Ridge” by Carolyn Barth

 

 

In addition to this excellent exhibition, NAWA’s Scholarship Fundraiser is being held during the Opening Reception. Artist Cynthia Maronet is delighted to be coordinating NAWA Florida’s second 6 x 6 Project that celebrates members’ talent and the extraordinary Scholarship Program. Artist members create paintings, collages, or mixed media works on 6” x 6” canvases, which go on sale for $50 each.

 

Emalee Andre

Painting by Emalee Andre

 

 

These artworks donated by the artists are an investment in the lives of young female artists. The Scholarship Committee selects three young women from the 2015 graduating class of the Dreyfoos School of the Arts in West Palm Beach. Each will receive a $2000 scholarship and the opportunity to have their work exhibited at the Armory during the “Looking Forward‐Glancing Back” Exhibition.

 

"Urban Garden" by Helene Kleiner

“Urban Garden” by Helene Kleiner

Established in 1889, NAWA is the oldest professional women’s fine arts group in the United States. Founded in New York City, the not-for-profit, tax-exempt organization fosters public awareness and empowers, supports, and encourages women artists. The Florida Chapter of NAWA was the first regional chapter in the country. All artists wishing to join the Florida Chapter must first be juried into the Association Headquarters in New York City. 

 

 

Watercolor by Harriet Waldman

Watercolor by Harriet Waldman

 

 

NAWA welcomes applications from professional women artists as well as emerging and student artists who are U.S. citizens or permanent U.S. residents, 18 years of age or older. To learn more about this prestigious organization visit www.nawafl.com, and please attend the Armory reception on March 13th.

 

 

 

"Epic" by Hilary Pulitzer

“Epic” by Hilary Pulitzer

 

 

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

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Palm Beach Gardens, FL 33420

Rickie@therickiereport.com

561-537-0291

Have Fun! Get Inspired! Jerry’s Artarama Offers New Classes and Workshops

It is easy to have fun and get inspired when you walk into Jerry’s Artarama in West Palm Beach, FL.  Surrounded by art materials for all types of creativity, Jerry’s is offering new workshops and classes!  The Rickie Report shares the details here.  

JERRY’S  ARTARAMA

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Have Fun! Get Inspired!

Upcoming Special!

NEW:  Acrylic painting class with Jan Murphy. Classes start Tuesday March 10th,  10 AM to 12 noon.  $15.00 per class.

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Watercolor class with Anita Lovitt on Thursdays 1:30 PM – 3:30 PM on Thursdays – $35.00 per class or $120.00 for 4 

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Take a look at our full class schedule

ACRYLIC PAINTING with Jan Murphy

Starts Tuesday March 10th

Tuesdays, 10:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.

Cost: $15 per class

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DRAWING with Janet Murphy

Basic drawing fundamentals with focus on techniques and still-like drawing. Janet’s expertise and relaxed approach makes her classes very popular. Ongoing – Join in!

Tuesdays, 1:30 p.m. – 3:30 p.m.

Cost: $10 per class

Supplies: Bring your favorite drawing materials. 

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WATERCOLOR with Anita Lovitt

Anita Lovitt teaches all about water colors, from the science of pigments to developing your own style. An accomplished multimedia artist, Anita’s teaching approach makes her classes highly sought after for both novice and experienced artists. Ongoing classes. Join in!

Thursdays, 1:30 p.m. – 3:30 p.m.

Cost: $35  for 1 class, $120 for 4 classes

 

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COLORED PENCIL with Pat Hepburn

Instructor Pat Hepburn is an Rhode Island native who moved to Florida five years ago. She is a long-standing member of the Society of Decorative Painters and a past member of the Rhode Island Chapter of Decorative Painters. With over 20 years of studying alongside many professional artists, and partaking in painting conventions from Rhode Island to Ohio, she offers her students a relaxed, fun environment as they learn this fascinating medium.

Saturdays, 10:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m.

Cost: $25 per class

Supplies: list provided at time of registration.

 

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BAK/DREYFOOS PREP with Charles Bane

Charles is an alumn of both schools and a faculty member of The Armory Art Center. An incredibly skilled, multimedia artist, his teaching style has gained impressive popularity with students of all ages. You’ll also find him at Jerry’s offering his expertise to our customers.

Saturdays, 2:00 p.m. – 4:00 p.m.

Cost: $15 per class

Ages 10 and up.

 

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COLLAGE with Michelle ‘Mizou’ Chassaing

Born and raised in France, her father was an architect who was known for designing the Opera House of Le Puy. Growing up in a creatively skilled family Mizou’s passion for art led her to study at Jeanne d’Arc School of Art, Simone Weill College, Saint Exupery college in Lyon and The Boston Museum of Fine Arts. She returned to France in 1987 to study at the Matisse Institute. Her work reflects intellectual themes that are organic and fluid in movement. Her latest period, Modernism, reflects the beauty of fashion and object d’art through juxtapositions of classic and contemporary art.

Mondays, 2:00 p.m. – 4:00 p.m.

Cost: $30 per class

 

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Coming soon:

Airbrush workshops with Creative Air!

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Please stop in or call our store at 561.684.7036 to register for any of our classes!

 

 

For more information please call or visit:

561-684-7036

http://westpalm.jerrysartaramastores.com

 

 

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