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Special Fine Art Exhibit And Lecture With Hubert Phipps And Craig McPherson At Center For Creative Education

The Center For Creative Education brings special fine art exhibition featuring Hubert Phipps and Craig McPherson plus recent glass vitrigraph drawings by Bruce Helander. The Public is Invited to a Special Opening Reception on Friday, February 9th plus a Lecture with Hubert Phipps on Saturday, February 10th.  Kudos to CCE for bringing artists to our area to enhance everyone’s art education!  The Rickie Report shares the details and some sneak peeks.


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Special Fine Art Exhibition

Hubert Phipps and Craig McPherson


Recent Glass Vitrigraph Drawings by Bruce Helander

Special Opening Reception:

Friday, February 9

6:00 pm to 8:30 pm


$10 Entry – Supporting CCE’s Arts in Education charitable mission for children.

Exhibition runs February 9 to March 17

Free to public during regular gallery hours: Tuesdays through Saturdays – 10am to 4pm

“Alpha” by Hubert Phipps


Special Programming

Artist Hubert Phipps: a Lecture 

Saturday, February 10

2:00 pm to 3:00 pm

A special event hosted in The Hilton Theater at CCE

Free to the Public!



Hubert Phipps in Studio


An American and British citizen, was born in Virginia in 1957. He attended the Art Students League in New York, the Deerfield Academy in Massachusetts, and the San Francisco Art Institute. In the 1980’s he was a professional automobile race driver. In 2005, he built an art studio in Northern Virginia.  Phipps’ artistry is found in permanent collections including: Coral Spring Museum of Art, Tufts University Gallery, Colorado Springs Museum of Art, and Fortin Conde de Mirasol, Vieques, Puerto Rico.  The artist uses many media, including charcoal drawings, sculpture, metal, and mixed media to express his creativty.


“Quantum Universe” by Hubert Phipps




Phipps shares the following about his creative process: “I like things that are different. That is what fascinates me about abstract art; the mystery of it. For the most part I think I know what I am looking at as I go about my daily routine, and that is reassuring. Especially when I am out navigating the byways and the skyways. Yet I yearn to discover new worlds, otherworldly type worlds that are lurking in the deeper recesses of the mind. I glimpse these worlds from time to time. It may come in the middle of the night, a vision, unidentifiable, yet lovely shapes appear and I don’t have a clue what they are. What is so tantalizing to me is the endless possibilities of what they can be and I feel compelled to flesh them out and capture them on paper, on canvas, or as a 3D object.

To me, the most powerful art is that which connects within me before I even start or analyze it through thought. It is not anything I can understand or describe by thinking but something that when I look at it I am filled with awe and wonderment. This is what I experience when I stand in the presence of the great works of art that have come before.

Creating art is my opportunity to experience the realm of the abstract mind in a very inmate way. From a practical standpoint the challenge is in transforming that vision into physical form. This is what goes on in the studio. With the strokes that I change and adjust constantly until it gives me that mysterious quality that I am looking for. The sculpture usually starts with a sketch but goes through its own metamorphosis necessary in converting the 2D drawing to a 3D object. During this process I strive to create beauty, balance and other aesthetic elements but somehow the work always takes on a life of its own. It just seems to happen despite the endless struggles I experience through the creative process.

In the end I am an observer as much as anything else.”







For more information about these events, workshops, free classes:

Contact: Jonathon Ortiz-Smykla |

The Gallery at Center for Creative Education 
425 24th Street, West Palm Beach, FL 33407






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