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Candace Platz Is Featured Wellington Art Society SOLO Artist At Whole Food Gallery In Wellington Through January 31

The Wellington Art Society and Wellington Whole Foods Market are currently showing an exhibit by acclaimed artist, Candace Platz.  Candace’s unique painting style results from her lifelong pursuit of many and varied passions–from veterinary medicine to kabbalistic mysticism, from technical diving to Grand Prix dressage, from poetry to animal welfare—the list goes on and she continues to add to it.  The exhibit is on display now through the end of January, 2020, with a Meet the Artist Reception on Friday, January 10, 2020. Tasty snacks and wine will be served. A donation of $5 will go to the WAS Scholarship Fund.   The Rickie Report shares the details and a few sneak peeks.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

WELLINGTON   ART   SOCIETY

Presents

 

 

A   SOLO   EXHIBITION

 

by

 

CANDACE       PLATZ

 

 

 

MEET  THE  ARTIST:

 

Friday, January 10, 2020

6:30 – 8 PM

 

 Open to the Public

Whole Foods Market Cafe

2635 SR7 Wellington, FL

561.904.4000

Exhibit Is Available Now through January 31, 2020

 

 

 

 

 

“Boxed In’ By Candace Platz

 

 

 

The Wellington Art Society is pleased to announce the next artist for the Whole Foods Market solo art show will be Wellington artist Candace Platz. Candace will have up to 20 paintings on display at the café of the Wellington Whole Foods Market from November 1, 2019 through January 31, 2020.

 

 

Candace Platz’s unique painting style results from her lifelong pursuit of many and varied passions–from veterinary medicine to kabbalistic mysticism, from technical diving to Grand Prix dressage, from poetry to animal welfare—the list goes on and she continues to add to it.

 

 

 

 

“Our Bubble” by Candace Platz 

 

 

Born in Bangor, Maine, Candace studied oil painting for ten years with William Möise, an abstract impressionist whose close connections with Wilhelm Reich influenced the eccentricity of his teaching.  Moise was adamant that Candace should never “paint for anyone’s living room walls,” and challenged her to paint upside down, or while looking in a mirror, or using a match book cover instead of a brush as examples of the techniques to prevent “painting to placate.”

 

 

Candace was also influenced by her years of study with J. Palmer Libby, a more conventional teacher and accomplished student of Joseph Sheppard whose stylized realism was a sharp contrast to Möise.  Winner of a juried statewide competition, Candace was awarded a session at the Haystack-Hinckley School, where she studied lithography, sculpture, oil crayons and pastels. She studied watercolor and charcoal at the Museum School of Fine Arts in Boston. Her use of acrylic mediums is recent.  Also a writer, poet, portrait photographer and stage designer, Candace has displayed her work at venues including the Kennedy Center for Performing Arts in Washington, DC. Her selection as the featured artist at the Whole Foods Cafe Show marks the 67-year old artist’s first solo exhibit.

 

 

 

“Night Mares” by Candace Platz

 

 

 

Candace’s intimate knowledge of things equine is firmly rooted in her careers as a veterinary clinician/surgeon and nationally-ranked adult amateur Grand Prix dressage competitor.  The undersea world is also a frequent theme in her work, as well as cats, birds, trees and other natural forms and landscapes.  Candace’s interest in the inter-relations among all beings and their environment is nurtured by her years of studying Non-Dual Kabbalistic Healing with Jinen Jason Shulman. Other influences include aboriginal Australian artist Margaret Chatfield, shamanist artist Eve Goetz and various Cuban artists including Carlos Guzman, Jose Füster, and the Brito sisters.

 

 

Proceeds from the sale of several of Candace’s paintings on display will go to welfare organizations, including The Brooke, The Equine Welfare Alliance and similar groups dedicated to the humane treatment of animals. Inquiries about this program are welcomed, as are requests for commissioned pieces.

 

 

The Wellington Art Society is a non-profit charitable organization In its 37th 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 further information please visit wellingtonartsociety.org

 

 

 

 

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