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Dr. Wiggls Appears at OSGS on Saturday August 17!

The Rickie Report is eager to share that Dr. Wiggls Ph.D is returning to OSGS Ortiz|Smykla|Gallery|Studio on Saturday August 17 at their “BYOC” (Bring Your Own Chair) Lecture Series.  Dr. Wiggls will be giving away free gifts during a drawing being held in the course of his lecture! We know you will not want to miss this – a true art experience!



Dr. Wiggls Ph.D returns to lecture for OSGS Ortiz |Smykla | Gallery | Studio Works of Art and Custom Framing from 6:00 to 7:00 PM on Saturday, August 17 at their  ‘BYOC’ Lecture Series. 

Due to some unfortunate inclement weather conditions on his scheduled Saturday, July 13 date we had a last minute postponement.  Lucky for us, Dr. Wiggls is very flexible and eager to make another appearance through its alter ego Juan Plaza.  

Juan and Dr. Wiggls will be raffling off a few of his wares and eager to see old friends as well as make new ones.  Always intriguing and whimsically humourous they never fail to entertain and capture the viewers attention.  Dr. Wiggls has lots to say and share. 

We look forward to seeing everyone and their most comfortable chair at the OSGS Gallery!






Saturday, August 17, 2013

You’re invited


(Bring Your Own Chair)

Lecture Series


6 pm – 7 pm

Ortiz-Smykla | Gallery-Studio

Meet Artist, Juan Plaza (Dr. Wiggls, Ph.D)



500 Northwood  West Palm Beach, FL

Walking Oxymoron


Juan explains, “Dr. Wiggls is a complex character. I found myself doodling during some intense meetings in my role as a geodetic engineer.  It almost felt like the drawing was being done by someone else and pushing to get out of me.  So, as I sat in ‘corporate America’ offices, working on a conference call with very complex analytical issues, this art appeared.  And when I finished the call, and had given my report and sat back and looked at what I had drawn, I was amazed!”








Dr. Wiggls is the artist messenger.  Everything begins on one of Dr. Wiggls’ back arm or limb.  To understand this art, you must first look at the Title.  This leads you to a philosophical proposition. Then you look at the words, the music, the graphics, the dots and the equation.  Juan’s job, as the artist, is to find a way to represent it so others understand it.


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It may take months for an image to come and when it does, it is very powerful.  Some are images more whimsical, but Juan always begins with the title first.  Then, he says, ” I come up with what I call “contrast dictions”.  This is fun for me, as I speak Portuguese, Spanish, English and Italian.  I can use all of these languages  together to make my point.  For example, by adding brackets within a title, it changes the meaning.  Language offers me so many different meanings!  I can combine impossible structures.”


Su Rounded


Juan is a big fan of graphic artist, M.C. Escher.  He explains, ” Seeing someone looking at my work and “getting it” gives me the most satisfaction.  That “aha” moment when the art looker understands the deeper meaning is so profound for me.   I have been drawing Dr. Wiggls for over 10 years now.  I call this art  “Intellectual pointillism”.”


Pui Accelerato


Juan’s work is truly expressive, combining words and graphics with a true sense of justice.  Dr. Wiggls is a genderless messenger, so everyone can relate.






Literati At Night


It is intellectual art, not cartoon art.  Dr. Wiggls can share Juan’s fascination of how things that are not supposed to be graphic can actually look.  Juan tells us, “Loving words,  I need to create something that would show the intensity of those words in a graphic sense.  I feel the same urgency  with equations. Dr. Wiggls jumps, dares, has faith that it is going to work.”



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