Stan Greenfield Is Featured Wellington Art Society Member With SOLO Exhibit At Whole Foods Wellington

Wellington Art Society member, Stan Greenfield, will be the Featured Artist with a SOLO exhibition at the gallery at Wellington Whole Foods Market.  The exhibit runs from January through March.  The public is invited to three Free “Meet the Artist” events on January 22, February 21, and March 14.  The Rickie Report shares the details and some sneak peeks of Stan’s artworks. All works on display are for sale and partial proceeds will benefit the Wellington Art Society Scholarship Fund.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

WELLINGTON   ART   SOCIETY

Presents

A   SOLO   EXHIBITION

by

STAN   GREENFIELD

 

MEET  THE  ARTIST:

Tuesday, January 22

Thursday, February 21

Thursday, March 14

Free and Open to the Public

Whole Foods Market Cafe

2635 SR7 Wellington, FL

561.904.4000

Exhibit Is Available Now through March, 2019

 

 

“Sand Trap” by  Stan Greenfield

 

 

 

Wellington Art Society member Stan Greenfield will have an exhibit of his paintings at the Gallery in the Wellington Whole Foods Market.  The exhibit will run from early January through March.  He will host three “Meet the Artist” events, which are free and open to the public: Tuesday, January 22, Thursday, February 21, and Thursday, March 14.  Everyone is invited to hear about what motivates Stan’s choice of subject and how he goes about creating these paintings.

 

“Siblings” by Stan Greenfield

 

 

 

Stan has been drawing since he was a young boy, beginning with comic strip characters.  He was admitted to the Music and Art High School in Manhattan that focused on talented students. As a teen he would sit in his father’s restaurant and draw portraits of the young men going into the military.  His father displayed them on the wall as a sort of “honor roll”.

 

 

“Resting On The Rocks” by Stan Greenfield

 

 

 

 

After high school, Stan continued his education at City College of New York where his interest in painting began with watercolors and oils.  He graduated with a Bachelor of Arts Degree majoring in art.  He began his career in graphic arts, working for different advertising agencies and art studios.  He eventually started his own business which was highly successful with many Fortune 500 clients.

 

“Cowboy” by Stan Greenfield

 

 

After retiring and moving to Florida, Stan began painting in earnest.  His passion was ignited into landscapes, portraits and many different subjects. He now lives in Florida in the winter and the Berkshires in Massachusetts in the summer.  He hopes everyone will enjoy his work as much as he enjoyed creating it!

 

 

 

 

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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30th Annual Downtown Delray Beach Festival Of The Arts Makes Atlantic Avenue One Large Gallery Of Over 300 Artists

Atlantic Avenue in Delray Beach celebrates a 30-year tradition of free access to fine art and fine craft in an outdoor setting, with Howard Alan Events.  Over 300 local, national, and international artists will display their works in all mediums and price points on Saturday, January 19 and Sunday, January 20.  The Rickie Report shares the details and some sneak peeks.

 

 

 

 

 

 

30th Annual

Downtown Delray Beach Festival of the Arts

Saturday & Sunday, January 19 – 20

10 am – 5 pm Both Days

East Atlantic Avenue from US 1 to A1A

Free and Open to the Public

 

 

 

 

 

CT fiber artist Jeanne Melillo creates one of a kind sculptural table art construction incorporating black and white tweed, flat stones and metal rings.

 

 

 

Presented by the nation’s largest art festival producer, Howard Alan Events (HAE), the pet-friendly event features a fully vetted, juried selection of fine art. The Downtown Delray Beach Festival of the Arts, consistently ranked as one of the best art affairs in the U.S. by Sunshine Artist Magazine, blends long-time favorites with the most buzz-worthy names on the contemporary arts scene and offers the opportunity to meet with the artists, ask about techniques, commission a specific piece and discover the inspiration behind each magnificent piece.

 

 

 

GA mixed-media artist Diane Ahrens incorporates forged glass, palette knife, oil, metal and leaf to create stunning, three-dimensional wall art.

 

 

Festival At-A-Glance:

Free Admission

Produced by Howard Alan Events

Juried outdoor art showcase

Original Art Handmade in America

300+ exhibitors

Prices set to suit all budgets

All artists are on site for duration of festival

Pet friendly  – leashed pets 

Vast array of artistic media including paintings, sculptures, photography, ceramics, glass, wood, handmade jewelry, collage, mixed media

 

 

Carol Adams of Lake Worth designs and hand-shapes each original piece of jewelry.

 

 

 

 

As investment in the arts transformed downtown Delray Beach from blight to beauty, and crime-ridden to #1 All American City, the annual Downtown Delray Beach Festival of the Arts has been a part of that transformation. This year, Atlantic Avenue celebrates three decades of the award-winning, free event during the 30th Annual Downtown Delray Beach Festival of the Arts. More than 300 local, national and international artists will display their works across all mediums in a prestigious show encompassing life-sized sculpture, fine jewelry, exquisite works of art and hand-crafted apparel and decor. Taking place January 19 – 20 from 10 am to 5 pm both days, residents and visitors are invited to take a stroll in the beautiful Florida winter weather and enjoy eye-popping art. Whether your passions run to sparkling jewels and one-of-a-kind paintings, exquisitely crafted glasswork or an art deco sculpture, you are sure to find it during the free, two-day event.

 

 

 

WI painter Marc Anderson uses old-world techniques for each impressionistic piece.

 

 

“The Downtown Delray Festival of the Arts has become what the Las Olas Art Fair is to downtown Fort Lauderdale – iconic,” says founder and producer Alan. “Artists plan their years around this event, and visitors will schedule their vacations around it as well. We are so grateful to have contributed tens of thousands of dollars to the local economy and to the Downtown Development Authority, because they have helped us produce a nationally recognized show while supporting the lives of the artists and the local store owners for thirty years,” continues Alan. “It is an honor to be a part of the growth and prosperity of beautiful downtown Delray Beach.”

 

 

 

About Howard Alan Events, Inc.:

Howard Alan Events, a Florida-based company produces the nation’s top juried art and craft shows. Ranked among the Top 100 Art Fairs in the Country by Sunshine Artist Magazine, from Colorado to Florida, Howard Alan Events produces award winning art and craft festivals in 40 different locations each year.

For additional information on the 30th Annual Downtown Delray Beach Festival of the Arts and other Howard Alan Events art and craft shows across the country, visit www.artfestival.com or call 561-746-6615.

 

 

 

 

 

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Whitespace Goes Coast To Coast With Shows In Palm Beach And Los Angeles And Offers ARTcation In Venice, Italy

Whitespace, The Mordes Collection celebrates an international art fair on each coast: ArtPalmBeach 2019 in West Palm Beach, FL and LA Modern & Contemporary Art Show in January.  The Rickie Report shares the details about these events and an update about ARTcation in Venice, Italy.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

For more information please visit:

www.whitespacecollection.com

or email: whitespace@mordes.net

 

 

 

 

 

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Art Synergy VI/ Art Palm Beach 2019 Celebrates Contemporary Art From January 16-20 At Palm Beach County Convention Center

Art Synergy VI/Art Palm Beach 2019’s exhibition includes entries from artists in Palm Beach County, Martin County, St. Lucie County, and Broward County. One of the season highlights, it takes place at the Palm Beach County Convention Center from January 16 – 20.  The juror, Erich Weiss, is the Curator of Contemporary Art at Barcelona’s Picasso Museum.  The Rickie Report shares the details here.  Art Lovers:  Mark Your Calendars for January 16 – 20, 2019!  Visit Booths 550 and 552.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

January 16 -20,  2019 

 

 

Art Synergy VI Exhibition

Art Palm Beach 2019

A juried exhibition of works selected by Erich Weiss

 

 

Booths 550 and 552

 

Palm Beach County Convention Center

650 Okeechobee Boulevard  West Palm Beach, FL

ArtPalmBeach celebrates its 22nd Edition at the Palm Beach County Convention Center from January 16-20, 2019.  It is considered one of the most influential contemporary art fairs on Florida’s Gold Coast by both critics and art enthusiasts. International galleries from around the world will be exhibiting contemporary and emerging artists. The fair also offers a full schedule of lectures, art film screenings, artists discussions, and curatorial tours. Restaurant, champagne bar, and espresso bar available.

Fair Hours:

Collector’s First View (Honoring Jeff Greene for the 2019 Visionary Award)

Wednesday, January 16

6 pm – 10 pm (admission with purchase of a multi-day ticket)

Regular Fair Hours:

January 17, Noon – 7 pm

January 18, Noon – 7 pm

January 19, Noon – 7 pm

January 20, Noon – 6 pm

Parking:

A new 9 story, 3000 space parking lot has just opened at the end of Rosemary Avenue. It can be accessed from the south side of Okeechobee Boulevard and making a right turn onto Rosemary Ave. In the event of overflow, additional parking garages can be found across the street.
Art by Suzanne Barton

The Selected Artists:

Suzanne Barton

MARY CATELLO

Michelle Drummond

John Frazee

William Torenzo

Gann Ganaway

Sibel Kocabasi

Jill Lefkowitz

DIANE LUBLINSKI

Ruth Mansmith

Louise Noakes

Aimee Perez

Linda Reymore

Thomas Schmidt

Elle Schorr

Ruth Sharton

CHAD STEVE

Betty Usdan Zwickler

Adrienne Yorinks

 

Art by Chad Steve

 

 

 

About the juror:

Erich Weiss is this year’s guest curator of the fair’s new dynamic art pavilions, Design, Art Video, and Performance Art. Weiss is currently the curator at large at Barcelona’s Picasso Museum, Rotterdam’s New Institute: Museum for Architecture, Design & Digital Culture and the Sonneveld House as well as an art critic and curator specializing in Dada and Surrealism. His recent museum exhibitions have included the works of Bruce Nauman, Ed Ruscha, Willem Oorebeek, Damien Hirst, Andy Warhol, Picabia, Magritte, Man Ray, Duchamp as well as solo exhibitions at the Picasso Museum of the works of Rineke Kijkstra ( 2017), Arthur Cravan ( 2017), and Erwin Wurm 2018. He is also an artist known for his often-provocative performances and also for a contemporary body of work installations, film, video and photography.

 

 

 

For more information:

www.artsynergy.org

 

http://nextlevelfairs.com

 

 

 

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Women In The Visual Arts (WITVA) Invites You To Cruise To Cuba In November! Have Fun And Continue The Legacy: 30 Years Of Scholarships To High School And College Students

Join the Women In The Visual Arts (WITVA) for their 30th Anniversary FUNdraiser on a Cruise to Cuba this November, 2019!  Over the past 30 years, WITVA has given almost $400,000 in scholarships to talented and deserving high school and college students.  Can’t make the cruise?  Please consider a donation to WITVA’s 30 for 30 Scholarship Campaign.  Some cabin categories are being sold out!  Deposits are fully refundable until July, 2019.  The Rickie Report shares the details and urges you to make your plans now!  Kudos to WITVA, for supporting the visual arts by educating the next generations.  You do not have to be a member of WITVA to cruise!  A portion of the cruise price includes a tax deductible donation to WITVA.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

For information about the cruise or the 30 for 30 please contact Sandy Ryter at 561-391-9109.

Although it is almost a year away, some cabin categories are being sold out! Deposits are fully refundable until July of 2019 ($50.00 processing fee applies).  For information about how to join Women In The Visual Arts please go to: www.WITVA.org

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

WITVA has given almost $400,000 in scholarships to talented and deserving high school and college students. Can’t make the cruise? Please consider donating to our 30 for 30 scholarship campaign.

 

For information about how to join Women In The Visual Arts, this event, or other programs please go to: www.WITVA.org

 

 

 

 

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Lighthouse ArtCenter Bring Never-Before-Seen Exhibition “Building Frank Lloyd Wright’s Guggenheim” With Videos, Docent-Led Tours, Photos From January 17 – March 2

The Lighthouse ArtCenter celebrates 55 providing continual arts and cultural programming in Palm Beach and Martin Counties with one of its most important exhibits yet! “Building Frank Lloyd Wright’s Guggenheim” celebrates an international architectural icon. Wright made Solomon R. Guggenheim’s name synonymous with contemporary art around the world. This exceptional exhibit plus two of Florida’s celebrated architects, Scott Hughes and Jane Davis Doggett (2017 Florida Artist Hall of Fame) will be available from January 17 through March 2.  The public is invited to numerous programs, which The Rickie Report shares here.  We suggest you make reservations for a docent-led tour and sign up your organization for a special excursion!

 

 

 

 

Lighthouse ArtCenter Gallery

373 Tequesta Drive    Tequesta, Florida 33469

(561) 746-3101     www.LighthouseArts.org

 

 

 

 

 

BUILDING   FRANK   LLOYD   WRIGHT’S

GUGGENHEIM

January 17 – March 2, 2019

 

 

 

 

Opening Reception:

Thursday, January 17, 2019

5:30-7:30 pm

No charge for members, nonmembers $10

 

 

Videos of the Guggenheim’s exhibitions will be shown on large screen, and each Thursday docent-lead tours will be available with advance reservations.

 

Curated by Ashley Mendelsohn, Assistant Curator, Architecture and Digital Initiatives, Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum.

 

 

Hours:  Monday – Friday    10 am – 4 pm

Saturdays 10 am – 2 pm

First Saturday of the month is free and open to the public

 

 

No charge for members, nonmembers $10.00

 

 

The Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum in New York, NY; 1071 Fifth Avenue. Photo by William H Scott

 

 

 

In 1943, Frank Lloyd Wright was commissioned by Solomon R. Guggenheim, the great industrialist, to create this upside-down edifice to modern art, and over the following sixteen years the structural design evolved.  After seven hundred sketches and six different sets of architectural drawings, the building’s construction began in 1956, and took three years to complete.  Ultimately it relied on the ingenuity of on-site workers to realize Wright’s intentions through pioneering construction techniques.  Frank Lloyd Wright never had the chance to walk the spiral exhibition space.  By the time the doors opened to the public Wright had been dead for six months.

 

“The Lighthouse ArtCenter is honored to bring this never-before-seen exhibition curated by the Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum to our little corner of paradise as we begin envisioning our own expansion program,” said Nancy Politsch, Executive Director.   With the support of Solomon R. Guggenheim’s grandson, one of our winter residents, the exhibition in Tequesta took as long to realize as the three years it took to construct the Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum in New York City. 

 

 

“Our area is home to many of America’s philanthropic families, and with this exhibition we hope to attract those who might be interested in investing in the growth of the Lighthouse ArtCenter as we expand to meet the demand for arts and culture in our community,” said Janeen Mason, Curator.

Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum under construction, New York, 1957. Photo:  William H. Short

 

 

Visitors will experience a dramatic history through these recently discovered black and white photos taken by the General Contractor and his superintendent. In its day, the Museum was considered a Temple to Art and that interpretation has held ever since.  According to Wright, “The mother of art is architecture.  Without an architecture of our own we have no soul of our own civilization.”

 

While half of the 5,000 square feet of exhibition space will be devoted to Building Frank Lloyd Wright’s Guggenheim, the main gallery will feature two of Florida’s celebrated architects, Scott Hughes and Jane Davis Doggett (2017 Florida Artist Hall of Fame). 

 

This installation will show the noted works and architectural models made famous during their internationally successful careers. The exhibition is sure to engage the most discerning guest, from mid-century modernists to those who celebrate science, technology, engineering, art and mathematics. 

 

Beach House 2, Scott Hughes, Hughes Umbanhowar architects

 

 

Scott Hughes (born 1952) is an American architect based in Hobe Sound, Florida. He has been the architect of many high profile residential, commercial and public projects.  Hughes is the principal of HughesUmbanhowar Architects, a firm he co-founded in 2010. He is most known for designing Beach Road 2, which received global media coverage for its architecture.  He began his architectural studies at the University of Virginia, followed by a Master’s of Architecture from the Southern California Institute of Architecture.

 

 

 

Hughes established his own architecture firm in 1981. Early in his career, he worked at Arthur Cotton Moore Associates. In 1995, following a three year collaboration with Philip Johnson, he began an 18 month design thesis at The Southern California Institute of Architecture (SCI-Arc) under the direction of the office of Frank Gehry. After completing his thesis, he became a partner at Jones Partners:  Architecture, an architecture firm based in California.

 

 

 

 

In 2004, Hughes became a trustee of Southern California Institute of Architecture. Since 2005 Scott has been appointed to the Local Planning Agency of the Town of Jupiter Island. He founded HughesUmbanhowar Architects (huum) with John Umbanhowar in 2010. The firm has studios in Venice California and South Florida. The firm’s work has been recognized in a number of exhibitions and publications and has been featured in The Wall Street Journal, The Los Angeles Times, Dwell, Interior Design Magazine, Architectural Record, Architecture, and Progressive Architecture.

 

 

 

The firm’s most well-known project is called Beach Road 2, a two-story Atlantic beach house built between 2004 and 2005 on the foundation of a previous house in the North Beach Road area of Jupiter Island, Florida. The design was reviewed in multiple magazines and media outlets with The National writing that “…nothing takes fuller advantage of its sweeping Atlantic Ocean views than this Jupiter Island home designed by Scott Hughes and John Umbanhowar…” In 2012, it was recognized as one of the 100 most important Florida Buildings of the last 100 years by the State of Florida

 

 

Jane Davis Doggett, Architect, South Beach Road

 

 

 

Jane Davis Doggett (born 1929) is a pioneer designer of wayfinding and graphics systems for airports.  A native of Nashville, TN, she graduated from Sophie Newcomb College (Tulane University, New Orleans, LA) in 1952, and Yale University School of Art and Architecture in 1956 with an MFA in graphics. Her first job was with George Nelson, working on the anthropological part of the permanent exhibit at Colonial Williamsburg, Virginia. She then worked in Europe for the magazine Architectural Record, photographing architects and engineers and their work.

 

 

 

Her first airport design job was for the Memphis airport in 1959. The project’s architect Roy Harrover brought her in to do the graphics. Jane’s first innovation was the development of a standardized font for use throughout the airport. This font became Doggett’s trademarked “Alphabet A” and was used in many subsequent airport projects, since it was very readable over long distances. Additional airport projects included George Bush-Houston, Baltimore-Washington, Newark, Miami, Fort Lauderdale-Hollywood, and Cleveland-Hopkins among others.

 

 

As of 2014, Doggett had designed wayfinding systems for 40 major airport projects, which is said to be “more than any other designer in the world.” Each year, 20 million airplane passengers are guided by her way-finding signage and graphics. 

 

Doggett is credited with four innovations that are now commonly employed in airports and other large public spaces:  Use of color, letter, and symbol to guide visitors through large unfamiliar places;  Building the verbal or symbolic message into the architecture rather than tacking it on as a sign; Creating a visual symbol to brand the airport and represent it as a gateway to the surrounding region.  Designs that begin on highways outside the structure, simplifying and making the wayfinding process safer for drivers or other travelers while also reducing the number of signs needed. Doggett’s system eliminated two-thirds of the highway signs that had originally been proposed for the Tampa airport.

 

 

 

Other notable graphics and design projects that she has worked on include Madison Square Garden, the Philadelphia subway system, the Whitney Museum of American Art, Niagara Falls International Convention Center, Jones Hall for the Performing Arts in Houston, and Fairfax Hospital in Virginia. Doggett’s designs have been awarded the American Institute of Architects’ National Award of Merit, the Progressive Architecture Design Award, American Iron and Steel Institute’s Design in Steel Citation, and two Design Awards co-sponsored by the U.S. Department of Transportation and the National Endowment for the Arts.

 

 

 

 

 

In her fine art work since 2007, Doggett has developed the concept of the Iconochrome, which she has described as “geometric designs in colors expressing philosophically profound messages.” She has also described an Iconochrome as a colorful image or “Icon, an image with meaning, plus chrome, color.” Her work has been exhibited at the Yale University Art Gallery; Tennessee State Museum, Nashville; Armory Art Center, West Palm Beach, FL; Tampa International Airport; Lighthouse Art Center, Tequesta, FL; Northern Trust, North Palm Beach, FL; Maritime and Classic Boat Museum, Jensen Beach, FL; Chapter Two, Corea, ME; College of the Atlantic, Bar Harbor, ME; Littlefield Gallery, Winter Harbor, ME; Elliott Museum, Stuart, FL.; and the Lighthouse ArtCenter, Tequesta, FL.  In 2016, Doggett was inducted into the Florida Artists Hall of Fame.

 

 

 

 

 

Thank you to Our Sponsors:

Woolems Luxury Home Builders, Fenton & Lang Real Estate, The Community Foundation, Martin St. Lucie Arts Alliance, Jupiter Island Arts Council

 

 

 

 

The Lighthouse ArtCenter, a 501c (3) not-for-profit, was founded in 1964 by eight artists and Christopher Norton. In the last 54 years it has grown to include a gallery, school of art, gift shop, and art supply store. Supported by memberships, sponsors, and grants the ArtCenter now serves over 20,000 guests, 2,500 students, 45 faculty members, 500 summer ArtCampers and a comprehensive outreach program to benefit underserved and disabled residents in the community.

 

 

 

Lighthouse ArtCenter Gallery

373 Tequesta Drive    Tequesta Florida  33469

(561) 746-3201

Monday – Friday 10 am – 4 pm     Saturday 10 am – 2 pm

 

 

 

Lighthouse ArtCenter School of Art and Art Supply Store

395 Seabrook Road    Tequesta, Florida 33469

(561)748-8737

Monday – Friday 9 am – 5 pm       Saturday 9 am – 4 pm

www.LighthouseArts.org

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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The Box Gallery Presents “CONCEPTualism 2019” In Partnership With Art Synergy And Art Palm Beach

A collaborative team of artists have transformed 4000 square feet at The Box Gallery to create a paradigm where their interdependent concepts are woven together, literally and metaphorically.  “CONCEPTualism 2019”  opens at The Box Gallery on Saturday, January 12. Kudos to Rolando Chang Barrero for his insight and vision, bringing this exhibition to fruition, at a time when many people wonder, “Is it art?”.  “CONCEPTualism 2019” takes place in conjunction with Art Synergy and ArtPalmBeach.  The Rickie Report shares the details of this free exhibit and some sneak peeks!

 

 

 

 

P r e s e n t s:

 

CONCEPTualism 2019

In Partnership with Art Synergy and Art Palm Beach

Opening Reception:

Saturday, January 12, 2019

7 PM

The Box Gallery

811 Belvedere Road    West Palm Beach, Florida 33405

Exhibition Dates: 1.12.2019 – 1.31.19

This exhibit is free, but please rsvp below:

 

 

 

 

 

Introduction by Andrea Iaroc:

In her essay,“Contemporary Issues by Conceptualism”by Andrea Iaroc, she states, ” Art needs a concept in order to exist. By definition, a concept is an abstract idea, a general notion, a plan or intention — a conception. Now, how well defined that concept is and the concern within it (e.g. sociopolitical commentary), and depending on the art piece’s placement in history, it may be considered ‘Conceptual Art’ or belong to one of the 30+ art movements in art history.

 

In contemporary art spaces, it is common to hear “is it art?” in reference to Conceptual Art. Instead, I propose we ask: How is the artist trying to communicate their ideas through what we experience visually, olfactory, tactilely, or even through sound and taste? Looking past the aesthetics of art requires a discerning eye and a curious mind. This means that as audiences, we should open our minds to what Conceptual Art offers us and enter into these conversations to transcend our ideas of what art is supposed to deal with and look like.

 

A concern with environmental issues and understanding of wildlife’s importance in our lives is fundamental part of Diane Arrieta’s body of work. She has a BFA in Ceramic Sculpture from Florida Atlantic University and a MSC in Wildlife Health from the University of Edinburgh. These two disciplines are smoothly syncretized in her work, although she uses a variety of media apart from ceramics. In observing her work, Sentinel, it is difficult to miss the references to the Disney version of Snow White, a coming-of-age tale first documented by Jacob and Wilhelm Grimm in 1812. In this particular work a meerkat stands guard next to the young girl, begging the thought of switching their roles: Our future planet in the hands of our young. In our current sociocultural moment of awakening, it is quite fitting that the sculpture is a girl.

 

 

Feminism, like any ideology and movement, exists in a spectrum. What was acceptable or unacceptable to second-wave feminists is not acceptable or acceptable to fourth-wave feminists, but a constant remains true: the acknowledgement of female bodies, personhoods, and identities as fully human – with rights and opportunities for all. Linda Behar goes beyond the trappings of the present and gives us tools to forge a better future through her varied artistic practice. She captures womanhood without the boundaries imposed by society, be it body shape, comportment, or any other conventions given to that role. Conventions that are also challenged by Sibel Kocabaşi in her work, as well as pressing issues of violence against women, global effects of war and migration, and environmental consciousness.

 

 

History without revisions has a lot to teach, if only proper attention is given. And yet events that should redefine our ways, are collectively forgotten and mistakes are made again – impermanent lessons. Impermanence is one of the concepts that underscore Giannina Coppiano Dwin’s work by using ephemeral materials. Her practice in general touches upon socio-cultural issues and in this particular exhibit, the #MeToo movement. At this point in history we have to reckon with the fact that women are simply not believed when reporting sexual assault, violence, and abuse of power. Yet Arrieta, Behar, Kocabaşi, and Dwin not only represent feminine power and truth channeled through their work, they assert it in all its Mother Gaia greatness for everyone to see, feel, and act upon. Policy changes and societal attitudes need to change in order to actively move the current system forward.

 

 

In a world of faulty systems, denialism, paranoid conspiracies, and extreme polarities, the need to create bridges of understanding and compassion is urgent. Technology has been a key factor in these divisions but it is also the key to repair that rupture. It can help people recognize the importance of understanding climate change and its connection to increasing natural disasters, smart usage of green technology to provide alternative energy sources, and sustainable living. These ideas are hard to ignore when looking at Rick Newton’s work from the jump. Remnants of the Florida we know teem with technologically advanced structures and devices, yet crab claws seem to reign supreme over a post-apocalyptic world that signals the end of the Anthropocene epoch. And yet, his paintings have an aura of hope – not necessarily for humans but for the greater natural world that currently begs for a chance

Meet the Artists:

 

 

Artwork by Sibel Kocabaşi

 

SIBEL KOCABASI 

 “Although the subject is weighty and cruel, I decided that the art should be thoughtful and contemplative.  In Istanbul, I studied manuscript illumination, (in Turkish ‘Tezhip’ which means “painting with gold”).  I also studied traditional rug design and weaving. The combination of all of those studies together have shaped my mind and my skills today. In this particular project, I wanted to emphasize the idea of the contrast between the beautifully detailed handmade rugs, and the gold disposable emergency blankets which were given to the refuges when they arrived in Europe. Gold has many meanings in different cultures (predominantly as a signifier of wealth). The old rug has its own story, its own journey.  Nomadic cultures use rugs as shelters, the rugs are handmade, contain emotional and sentimental symbolisms to the users; in contrast, the gold emergency blankets are disposable, lightweight and mass-produced but yet, they perform the same function of sheltering the itinerants”.   

 

 

DIANE ARRIETA 

“I feel the types of art being shown today has shifted a bit. I see a return to more social, message based works. Olafur Eliasson stated,  “I believe that one of the major responsibilities of artists – and the idea that artists have responsibilities may come as a surprise to some – is to help people not only get to know and understand something with their minds but also to feel it emotionally and physically. By doing this, art can mitigate the numbing effect created by the glut of information we are faced with today, and motivate people to turn thinking into doing” (Eliasson, 2016).

 

Artwork by Diane Arrieta

 

 

“Regardless of shrinking budgets, all the talk of unequal representations, corporate sponsors in museums…. I can see a rise in important social content being shown. That being said, I think the tense climate of society requires a really gentle and engaging approach to these topics. I am not a fan of shock art or full blown activist in your face art. [I used to be, but things mellow with age!] It leaves very little room for equal conversations. People are tired and scared. This is the niche where my work comes in. I am not hammering my ideals in my art. There is an intricacy of my views in the beginning of making the work, but hopefully it transforms into universal ideas and topics that help move the conversation forward”. 

GIANNINA COPPIANO DWI

 
“My artistic practice of late are calls to protect and restore the environment, to heal it, to care for the earth as we care for ourselves.  To restore it we must first heal personally, as a community and globally through mutual understanding.  The awareness that it is all interconnected and that “the welfare of one is bound up in the welfare of all” (Keller) is of prime importance”.

 

 

“For this exhibition, I will be showing images from a performance I did in a Salt Lake in Texas together with objects and installation inspired from that event.  In Spanish, almost all things have gender, Salt in Spanish is La Sal, and its gender is feminine.  Metaphorically during the performance, La Sal represented the female energy of the earth and the female body in an era in which sexual harassment, rape, intimidation and abuse of power is being brought to light because women, in acts of courage, are coming forward with what has been happening to them silently all through history as part of everyday life”.  
 
 

LINDA BEHAR 

 
“I’m an artist whose interest in shapes manifests itself through a variety of media.  I seek to bring forward the contradictions between the expectations of society and an individual’s sense of self.  My focus is on women and the stark standards that have been established for a woman’s appearance.  After finding a study made by the U.S. government in 1940 to standardize the women body, I created a geometrical shape using the measurements generated by the study and presented in drawings and in three-dimensional figures”.

 

 

 

 

Artwork ( Foreground) by Linda Behar   Artwork (Background) by Giannina Coppiano Dwin

“The exploration of shape goes deeper through my work with the study of body language.  The pose is shapes, and shape is both a noun and a verb, to understand the human behavior is imperative to see it at a whole. Body language gave a visual form to identity and enhanced the visual aesthetics of communication. You are what you create, as much as you are what you perform. My goal is to create images that echo the past, confront the present, and embrace the future”.

 

 


“Road to Damascus”by Rick Newton

RICK NEWTON

Rick Newton is a native Floridian born in West Palm Beach in 1967. He earned his BFA with honors from the Massachusetts College of Art, then relocated back to south Florida in 1997. Newton has taught high school level advanced placement classes in drawing and sculpture at the Alexander Dreyfoos School of the Arts as an Artist in Residence. He has also lectured on his work and exhibited at Florida Atlantic University and has taught workshops for the Palm Beach Institute of Contemporary Art (PBICA) under Michael Rush. Rick Newton’s work is included in distinguished private collections across the United States and in Europe. In the last fifteen years he has exhibited his work internationally and nationally, including shows in New York City and highly regarded art fairs such as Art Miami.

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Rolando Chang Barrero

The Box Gallery
811 Belvedere Road   West Palm Beach, Florida 33405

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Martin Artisans Guild’s 3rd Annual Martin County Open Studio Tours Bring You To The Artists On January 19, 20, 21. Free Map and App Are Available. Support Local Artists! See Where Creativity Soars!

The Martin Artisans Guild presents: 3rd Annual 2019 Martin County Open Studios Tour (MCOST) on Saturday, January 19, Sunday, January 20, and Monday, January 21, 2019. A diverse group of 33 artists will participate for the expanded 3 days!  This event is free to the public. Information guide booklets will be available at numerous locations as well as at each art studio and on a Free APP.  Artist’s studios are in the Jensen Beach, Stuart, Palm City and Hobe Sound. Tour participants will be able to see actual working studios where original artwork is produced and interact with the artists. Original artwork will be available for purchase.  The Rickie Report shares the details and some peeks at last year’s event. Get the Free APP now! Stop by Geoffrey Smith Gallery for the Preview beginning January 10th!

 

 

 

 

 

PRESENTS:

 

MARTIN    COUNTY    OPEN    STUDIO    TOUR

 

 

JANUARY  19, 20, 21, 2019  

~FREE   To   ATTEND~

10 am – 5 pm  each day

MARTIN   COUNTY, FL

 

 

 

 

 

This year’s Preview Exhibit will be Jan 10-12

Geoffrey Smith Gallery

Port Salerno

Opening Reception:  January 10th  6- 8:30 pm 

January 11th  Exhibit  10 am- 6 pm

January 12th : VIP Gala  6:30- 8:30 pm

mcopenstudiotour@gmail.com

mcost.org

 

 

MAP IS AVAILABLE ON OUR FREE DOWNLOADABLE APP:

 

Click here for guide book link:

 

 

The Art Studio Tour features local artists working in a wide range of mediums: painting, drawing, sculpture, glass, ceramics, jewelry, mixed media and textiles. Artist’s studios are in the Jensen Beach, Stuart, Palm City and Hobe Sound areas.

 

 

Tour participants will be able to see actual working studios where original artwork is produced and interact with the artists. Original artwork will be available for purchase.

 

 

The first studio tour in 2017 was well attended and highly successful for all involved. The Martin County Open Studio Tour has become a traditional event every January in Martin County. This event is free to the public and information guide booklets will be available at numerous locations as well as at each art studio.

 

 

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This years Artists include:

Ed Douglas

Carol Kepp

Duane Hatfield

Suzanne Connors

Geoffrey Smith

Laura Kay Darvill

Alex Murray

Lynne Barletta

Alicia Jones

Alice Laputka

Abigail Afong- sponsored student artist

Christopher Carnes- sponsored student artist

Jane Baldridge

Amber Moran

Mallo Bisset

Tepa Charles

Maria Miele

Helen Kagan

Danuta Rothschild

Eduardo Gomez Rojas

Torenzo Ganaway

Mia Lindberg

Sharon Ferina

Diana Rell Dean

Jim Dirks- Stuart Stained Glass

Deborah Elaine

Barb Bucci- James J. DeMartis Collection

Denise Justice

Rosalind Neilen

Sally Browning Pearson

Chris Kling

Lorrie Goss

Cristina De la Vega

 

 

A free downloadable APP called “Martin County Open Studio Tour” is also available with artists and location information. Participation provides a wonderful opportunity for the community to experience the process of making art. More information is available on the following media sites: MCOST.org., Facebook, and the free phone APP.

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mcost.org

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Continuum 2019 Brings Exhibit Of 80+ Fine Artists, Lectures, Body Painting Challenge, Fashion Show, Auction, Brunch, And Other Art Activities January 10 – 19

 The mission of CONTINUUM WPB 2019 is to collaborate between different artistic disciplines while enhancing the community.  The curators, Anthony Burks Sr., Trina Slade Burks and Craig McInnis are pleased to announce that over 80 visual artists will have their work displayed in the former Mac Fabrics Clematis Street location in West Palm Beach.  In addition to 2D and 3D artworks, the public is invited to attend a myriad of activities from January 10 – 19.  Each day will have its own vision, which makes this art fair a unique experience.  All charitable contributions go to the No More Starving Artists Foundation.   We are pleased to be a supporting sponsor.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

426-428 Clematis Street   West Palm Beach, FL

  (Formerly Mac Fabrics)

 

 

Gallery is Open to the Public  

Free Admission

January 11-19, 2019

Noon – 9:00pm ( unless otherwise stated)

 

 

 

Continuum will also be at ArtPalmBeach January 16-19, 2019

Palm Beach Country Convention Center

650 Okeechobee Boulevard     West Palm Beach, Florida 33401

 

 

Curators of Continuum Left to Right: Craig McInnis, Trina Burks, Anthony Burks Sr.

 

 

 

Curators, Anthony Burks Sr., Trina Slade Burks, and Craig McInnis tell The Rickie Report, “We are back in the downtown West Palm Beach area bringing you all the great things that CONTINUUM WPB arts has always provided. Each day will have its own vision that makes this art fair a unique experience. All charitable contributions go to the No More Starving Artists Foundation”.

 

 

SCHEDULE  OF  EVENTS:

Thursday, January 10    

V.I.P. Black Tie Fundraiser Gala: 

No More Starving Artists Foundation

 7:30 – 10:00pm 

 

 

 

Attire: Formal/Cocktail
You are invited to join us at the grand opening of CONTINUUM WPB Arts & charitable fundraising event.
Music entertainment: JM & The Sweets,  DJ  Cole Rippe
Food Provided: by SubCulture Group Restaurants

 

 

 

Friday, January 11

           Artists Awards Ceremony and Artist Talks

6 – 10 pm

Artwork by Brian Wood

 

 

Saturday, January 12

       Young Masters of CONTINUUM Day

Noon – 9:00pm

 

Young Masters of Continuum 

 

 


All day activities for your artists to learn from professional artists.
Age 14-18. Must have Parent consent. Younger must be accompanied by an adult.
Demonstrations.
The presentation will be about fluid acrylics, manipulating the paint with different techniques and tools.
6:00pm Student Art Presentation
8:00pm-Student Awards

 

 

 

Sunday, January 13

         Meet the Curators and Brunch & Lecture

 11:30am – 2:00pm

 

 

Sculpture by Edrian Thomidis

 

Tuesday, January 15

        Artists Lunch & Lecture

 Noon – 2:00pm 

 

Artwork by Tony Curry

 

Wednesday, January 16

   Sponsor this night for a private party!

 

Jewelry by Maria Tritico

 

 

 

Thursday, January 17

      Quarter Auction Fundraiser

 7:00 – 10:00 pm 

A quarter auction is part raffle, auction, fundraiser and sales bingo-style event. A great opportunity have fun, raise money for a deserving charity and win affordable art while patronizing the artists’ booths. Hosted by Cecily Mathis of the Jewelry Jamboree Quarter Auction.

Join us for the artists’ marketplace displaying moderately priced items by CONTINUUM’s exhibiting artists.
Charitable event to benefit No More Starving Artists Foundation
Enjoy an evening of art and music entertainment by DJ Cole .

So what do you need to attend?
1) 2 rolls of quarters
2) A few dollars to buy your paddles & raffles.
3) Friends to have a good time with!
4) Self determination that you are going to win!
5) Compassion to want to help a charity!

 

 

Artwork by Jen Fisher

 

 

Friday, January 18

          Live Music and Entertainment

7:00 – 10:00 pm 

 

Artwork by Michael O’Keefe

Saturday, January 19

      Body painting and Fashion show

 5:00 – 10:00pm

Melange presents the Body Painting Competition & Runway Show
Competitors:
2017 & 2018 Champion, Becky Osborne
2015 Champion, Georgette Pressler
Renata Rodrigues
Harold Caudio
Luis Valle

 

 

 

CONTINUUM  2019  ARTISTS:

 

Abbey Funk

Adriana Ficarelli

Adriano Ficarelli

Alvaro Rojas

Andrew (Ana` Alu) Hollimon

Anita Seltzer

Ann Friedlander

Anthony Burks Sr

Antoinette Lashley

Barbara Cheives for Afrasia Design

Barry Seidman

Betty Wilson

Brian Cattelle

Brian Wood

Caren YogaPainter Hackman

Carla Trivino

Chad Periman

Chad Steve

Craig McInnis

Cynthia Simmons

Derek Decker

Diane Martin Lublinski

Dmitri Ivnitski

Dr. Miron Abramovici

Dwight Hoffman

Edrian Thomidis

Eduardo Mendieta

Liz Ghitta Segall

Erin Wood

Evan Charney

Flavio Iryoda

Genie Fritchey

Gerald Chodak MD

Gillian Kennedy Wright

Harriet Silverstein

Hazel Griffiths

Henriett Michel

Irene Jalowayski

Jahnoi Smith

Jamaal “Visualist” Clark

James Rabidoux

Jay Hatfield

Jennifer Fisher

John Frazee

John Rachell

Julia Gabrielov

Kalimba Love

Karen H. Salup

Kat Janis

Kathryn Adele Schumacher

Katiana Smith

Lambarri

Lara Chapman

Lashica Hardy

Leo J. Arbeznik

Lucia Gomez

Lynn Doyal

Manon Sander

Maria Tritico

Mark Allen

Mark Walnock

Melissa Mastrangelo

Mike O’Keefe

Nadia Utto

Nancy Tart

Nicholas Kakavas

Nicole Galluccio

Pamela Boullier Ross

Patricia Levey

Ramel Jasir

Renata Rodrigues

Robert Catapano

Robin Wolfenden

Rosemary Fineberg

Sandy Lerman

Sarah Davis

Scott Jeffries

Stacey Mandell

Suhame Miralles Cantero

Suzanne Barton

Teresa Frazee

Tony Curry

Tracy Guiteau

Walter Johnson

William Finlayson

For more information about Continuum:

http://www.continuumwpbarts.com

 

 

 

 

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Whitespace To Be Featured At ArtPalmBeach 2019 And LA Modern Art Fair In January-Peggy Greenfield Opening Reception January 11

Whitespace, The Mordes Collection celebrates an international art fair on each coast: ArtPalmBeach 2019 in West Palm Beach, FL and LA Modern & Contemporary Art Show in January.  The Rickie Report shares the details about these events and Peggy Greenfield’s Opening Exhibit and Public Viewing Days.

 

 

 

 

 

For more information please visit:

www.whitespacecollection.com

or email: whitespace@mordes.net

 

 

 

 

 

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