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WITVA Invites You to Meet Myrna Rodkin and “Mr. Rogers”, Live Dog Model

March continues to be a busy month with many offerings through Women In The Visual Arts (Men are invited, too!) with an Open House, Classes, Workshops, meeting award-winning artist, Myrna Rodkin and a chance to have terrier, “Mr. Rogers” pose as a live model for portraits. The Rickie Report knows you won’t want to miss any part, so check out this article and mark your calendars!

 

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MARCH 10, 2013

1-4 PM

WITVA ART CENTER

 OPEN HOUSE PARTY

 

YOU ARE CORDIALLY INVITED TO
AN AFTERNOON OF INSPIRATION,
SHOPPING, FOOD AND FUN!

 

 

  • DEMONSTRATIONS OF 2D & Jewelry
  • 2D – Michael Graber, Mixing color from Primary Colors only
  • 3D Phyllis C. Annunziato: Demonstration: Making earrings.
  • A RAFFLE, REFRESHMENTS and MORE

2960 NW Boca Raton Blvd. (NW 2nd Ave.) Boca Raton, Fl.

for information call 561 504-9143

 

 

 We are excited to invite the Public

WITVA March 15, 2012 Meeting

12PM – 2:30PM 

SUGAR SAND PARK, 330 South Military Trail, Boca Raton.

Women In The Visual Arts, Inc. College Graduate Scholarship Program : Since 1989 Women in the Visual Arts, Inc. has supported the efforts of women who are in the process of earning a Graduate Degree in Art.  At present, we are supporting talented candidates from Florida Atlantic University and Florida International University, who need help with tuition in order to complete their Masters in Art. 
A committee of WITVA members reviews each candidate’s references, qualifications and artist’s statements.The Finalists make an in person presentation of artwork before our members and guests. This presentation takes place at The March General Meeting of Women in the Visual Arts, at SUGAR SAND PARK, 300 South Military Trail, Boca Raton.
You will enjoy seeing what is happening in the world of young artists. After the review of the artwork, the Scholarship Committee determines the award winners.  WITVA also presents each winner with a one-year complementary membership to our organization. This gives each artist opportunities to enter our art exhibitions.  In this way, our graduates continue the WITVA mission to enhance the cultural life of our South Florida community.   All awards are presented to the winners at our Annual Spring Luncheon in April.
Our Chairperson for this program is our own WITVA member, MYRNA RODKIN, who will share some of her own artwork.

Childhood Memories by Myrna Rodkin

Childhood Memories by Myrna Rodkin


From Myrna’s earliest childhood memories, she always had a great love of nature.  While her girlfriends played “house”, she was busy exploring a nearby creek.  It wasn’t unusual for her to bring home tadpoles, salamanders, and crayfish as gifts for her family.  “At the age of six, my mother made me a member of the National Audubon Society’s Children’s Book of the Month club. I was fascinated by each book’s images of birds, insects, animals and flowers and am still maintain my membership in the Audubon Society,”she tells us.
 
Anhinga and Friend by Myrna Rodkin

Anhinga and Friend by Myrna Rodkin

Retiring to Florida in 1994, gave Myrna the opportunity to concentrate on bringing her love of nature and her love of photography together.  As a nature photographer, Myrna feels blessed to be living in South Florida.  The wildlife refuges and National Parks, and botanical gardens abound giving her something new and wondrous to behold and photograph.  Myrna states, “I feel privileged to be even a small part of that experience.  I once read in a fable, “The Little Prince”, “It is only with the heart that one can see rightly.  What is essential is invisible to the eye.”  “It is my hope that what I have seen through my heart and captured with my camera, becomes visible through your eyes.”
 
Moonflower Morning Splendor by Myrna Rodkin

Moonflower Morning Splendor by Myrna Rodkin

Myrna has taken many classes at the Palm Beach Photographic Center and has studied with such acclaimed nature photographers as Helen Longest Slaughter, Arthur Morris, Darrell Gulin and Pat Gerlach.  Currently, Myrna is a student in Jack Wild’s Master Class at the Delray Beach Art Center.  She has won numerous awards in local juried competitions and has had her work on exhibit in In Focus, Loxahatchee National Wildlife Refuge, American Orchid Society, the 110 Gallery Delray Beach, the Boca Raton Museum of Art All Florida Juried Competition (2003-2004), Crest Theater, Highland Beach Library, The Armory, West Palm Beach and in Sugar Sand Park, Boca Raton. “ The most thrilling moment I have had, Myrna said, “was being asked by the National Wildlife Refuge System to put my image of an Anhinga about to pop a fish in its mouth on their  Facebook page for captioning!” Myrna is a member of the Boca Raton Museum Artists Guild and Women in the Visual Arts, Inc.

 

CLASSES/WORKSHOPS

1) LOLA LICHMAN

 

 

 STUDIO SESSIONS — MONDAY & WEDNESDAY AFTERNOONS 1 – 5 PM

COME TO PAINT, GET INTENSIVE INSTRUCTION OR AN OCCASIONAL CRITIQUE.

FROM BEGINNERS TO THOSE WHO NEED A SPACE TO WORK TRY NEW MEDIUMS WITH THE HELP OF AN EXPERIENCED INSTRUCTOR

LEARN THE SECRETS OF COLOR MIXING & PALETTE KNIFE PAINTING

SET YOURSELF FREE!  $100 PER MONTH FOR BOTH DAYS CALL 561 394-6081 TO REGISTER

 2) MICHAEL GRABER


AT THE WITVA ART CENTER 2960 NW Boca Raton Blvd. 2nd Avenue)

Boca Raton, Florida 33431

Directions: It is between 28th Street and Spanish River Rd. on the east side of the street. It is next door to Gallery Seven #7

Michael Graber has been a working artist for over forty years; He studied at Queens College, New York. Adelphi University in Garden City, New York at the Royal Academy of the Arts, London. He has been a teacher for over twenty years, to both youth and seniors. His students have won national recognition. He has designed interiors, furniture, Fine and costume jewelry, and done set designs for musical theater. At present he has a small mural business and teaches full time during the day.

Michael believes everyone is creative, and can achieve painting and drawing skills with the right direction and philosophy. He never compares one persons skill to another, nor does he try to get an artist to paint in his style, but encourages all to be themselves, express themselves, and above all learn to see the world through the eye of a painter. There are great artists, but not all great artist can be a great teacher.

SATURDAY MORNING 9AM-­‐12PM  Michael Graber – 561 239-4949; 561852-0900  artistgraber@comcast.net

 

 

3)    JEWELRY JUST FOR FUN

A Jewelry Class by  Phyllis C Annunziato

Thursdays 1 – 4 PM 

  $25.00 per Session – $115.00/5 sessions

 

At the WITVA Art Center        2960 NW Boca Raton Blvd #6      Boca Raton, FL. 33431

Experiment with many creative aspects of making jewelry, and. hopefully open your mind to new ideas.  The pieces that you created cannot be made by a machine, or found in a jewelry store or book. I will bring tools with me that will help achieve this, such as dowels, hammers and pliers, saws, etc.

I will supply Brass, Copper, NU-Gold (Silver may be purchased if desired).     If beads are desired student should bring them and/or anything they would like to include in the jewelry. BEADS AND STONES WILL BE AVAILABLE for purchase.

Please call: 561 504-9143     Send check to: Phyllis C. Annunziato, 2628 NW 64th Place   Boca Raton  Florida 33496 

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JEWELRY CLASS REGISTRATION FORM (PLEASE PRINT CLEARLY)Name_________________________________________________________________                               

 

Address_____________________________________________________________________

 

Tel. Home ____________________________Cell Phone_____________________________

 

 E-Mail___________________________________________

Class Title    “Jewelry Just for fun “   _____ Amount  $25.00 or $110.00         

 

Check_#_______________________ 

LIMITED TO 6 STUDENTS

 

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 4)    Mr. Rogers will model

Friday, March 22, 2013 12:00-3:00 PM
Mister Rogers is a soft-coated wheaten terrier.
 They are medium in size.
They have a good disposition but one should remember that behind the soft fur and sweet disposition is a terrier
The breed is from Ireland and the dogs were used as sheep dogs.
Free for Members and  $10.00 for Non-Members.
Mr. Rogers modeled for us last year and was a wonderful treat! Come and join us at the WITVA ART CENTER for a SPECIAL EXPERIENCE!

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