Simon Cherkasski’s Artworks Bring Metal Sculptures Alive Through Texture, Color, And Subject. Meet Him At Hotworks Show In Boca Raton Saturday, November 6 And Sunday, November 7

Simon Cherkasski‘s artwork offers metal sculptures that evoke Mother Nature, the general life of ordinary people, Old World scenes, and cultural scenes from around the world.  He is one of the Featured Artists at the Hotworks Show in Boca Raton on Saturday, November 6 and Sunday, November, 7, 2021.  Admission is FREE. While some artists are easy to classify in terms of subjects or styles, what we love about Simon’s artistry is that he is continually evolving and brings us along on his journey.  The Rickie Report shares some sneak peeks, videos, and an interview with the artist.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

10  am  –  5  pm Daily

Free Admission

590 Plaza Real    Boca Raton, FL 33432

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 Click   Here  To  See  Simon  working

 

 

 

TRR:  Were you always creative?

SC:

I was artistic and stubborn from day one! Although my love was for Ancient history and my dream was to become to be an archeologist, drawing and painting was big part of my life and made up most of my classes. During Middle School, I took local classes from Eliad, a local artist. My father, a mechanic and welder, made metal arrangements and figurines as a side hobby, so creativity was a large part of my family life.  My school advisor encouraged me, so I took the exams to enter one of the best art schools at the time, in Haifa. I was willing to commute 1.5 hours a day to attend the Professional Art School of ORT Hana Senesh.

 

 

TRR: What kind of art medium did you initially work in ?

SC:

I painted with oils in the beginning and continued to push myself to try other mediums as well, including pottery, China ink, wood carving, and more.  My favorite was creating etched gravures.

 

 

 

 

TRR: What made you decide to try metal work?

SC:

In 2006, my primary creative medium was synthetic fabric collages, which I learned from Smadar Livne. I suffered a tragic electrical fire in  my studio which destroyed nearly 5 years of my work. As with most artists, I had no insurance.  I had been working on collection for prestigious solo show and all of my fabric collages had been stored in the studio. After that, I found mentally challenging to keep painting. The tragedy triggered my swing of media. For distraction, I started working with metal and was grateful when a friend who was a historic copper roof contractor offered me some leftovers from his job site.

 

 

 

 

 

 

TRR:  Your style is distinctive !  What inspires you to try new sculptures?

SC:

I just can’t stop creating and exploring.  New ideas are typically born as I work on a project and I can’t wait to finish current work to start a new one!  Anything probably can trigger a new design to appear in my mind, only one thing I never do is to copy anyone else – this is taboo for me.  Honestly I have no need to grab other people’s ideas – I hope to live long enough to finish half of mine.

 

 

 

 

TRR: You have a depth of knowledge that speaks to your creativity.  Tell us more about being an illustrator, graphic designer, art director, radio jingle writer, and program director.

SC:

I would have never survived a static occupation, even with the promise of a bright future because I was always looking for innovational ways to feed my creative hunger. Graphic design is a form of art both visually and subconsciously. While it is commercial, it is still art. I worked as illustrator, graphic designer and eventually Art Director at a weekly newspaper (with about 200 pages every week). But as everything became routine, I eventually left for a radio job and enjoyed years of Jingle writing and program directing, securing myself a piece of all the visual advertisement go through my design studio at the time.

 

 

 

 

TRR:  What kinds of books do you enjoy reading?

SC:

I usually read about 3 books a week in Hebrew, Russian and English. I enjoy the Classics like Emil Zola and Victor Hugo as well as memoirs and history.  Science Fiction continues to be a favorite in my heart, because of unlimited fantasy and creativity.

 

 

 

 

 

 

TRR: Tell us more about your inventive cooking!

SC:

My father was an amazing cook (my mother was good, too) and he constantly experimented with dishes, sharing with family and friends, same way as I do now. Cooking is art in itself. Mixing and matching a spice bouquet is no different from color matching in a way. I love to trigger my taste buds and take pleasure in eating good food. It can be as simple as a baked potato with a feta or farmer cheese filling, to marinating lamb for 4 days with wine and roasted greens. I do have a special place in my heart for filled French/ Greek/Balkan (both sweet and savory puff pastry – guilty as charged).

 

 

 

 

 

TRR: Do you prefer any one type of metal or stone to work with ?

SC:

I love copper for its natural amazing and surprising color shades and flexibility. I am intrigued with the idea that it’s a core natural mineral from nature. Stones are my second love and I love them all, naturally pretty and different. Marble and granite have less of my admiration because they have been used so much commercially and they can be monotonous in small sizes. Give me limestones or flagstone which are colorful and unique in their patterns.  I can spend hours in local landscape yards to hand pick each piece.

 

 

 

TRR: Tell us more about your classes

SC:

There has been a demand for classes for some time, but I still struggle with liability insurance issues because I work with an open flame and smoldering metal. I am focusing on offering online classes on my YouTube channel, which is in the process of completion.

 

TRR:  Each creation is one-of-a-kind.  Do you offer commissions?

SC:

I am always open to creating a special piece of artwork for a client.  My creativity thrives on their enthusiasm!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

For more information about Simon’s artistry:

Email:  artist@cherkasski.com

FaceBook:  https://www.facebook.com/cherkasskiartist

Youtube:  https://youtu.be/ibGacaSaZBo
  https://youtu.be/Mnq-izBKcCY

 

 

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Martin Artistans Guild Welcomes Public To Opening Reception Of New Exhibit On November 3. Meet Local Artists Who Are Nationally And Internationally Acclaimed. Free Admission And Parking.

The Martin Artisans Guild has a very happenin’ November/December Exhibit.  Join us for the Opening Reception on Wednesday, November 3 in the Palm Room Art Gallery & Artisans Boutique in Harbour Bay Plaza in Stuart. See new artworks featuring 11 talented professional artists, who will be on hand to meet and greet the attendees. Live music, appetizers, and a cash bar will be available. The Rickie Report shares the details and some sneak peeks. Admission and parking are FREE. Mark your calendars for March 5 – 6, 2022 for the Open Studios Tour.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Palm     Room     Art     Gallery    &    Artisans    Boutique

 

 

 

Wednesday, November 3, 2021

 

 

5:30  –  7:30 pm

 

Exhibit runs November 3 – December 31

 

Gallery Hours: Tuesdays to Saturdays from Noon to 6 pm (Except holidays)

 

3746 SE Ocean Blvd.       Stuart, FL

Gallery is located at 3746 SE Ocean Blvd, Sewall’s Point in Harbour Bay Plaza, (east end of the Plaza, near Stringers Tavern & Oyster Bar)

 

 

 

Mark Stall

 

 

MEET       THE       ARTISTS:

 

Carla Cope

Diana Rell Dean

Dot Galfond

Jacquelyn Roesch-Sanchez

James J DeMartis

Jeanine Baum

Kim Beltrame

Laura Kay Darvill Whiticar

Lynn Morgan

Mark Stall

Torenzo Gann

 

 

For more information about this exhibit, other events, or membership:

The Martin Artisans Guild

A FLORIDA 501(c)3 NON-PROFIT

The Martin Artisans Guild was created to nurture the production of Fine Art and Craft, increase awareness of local art, facilitate development and networking among Working Artists and create marketing venues for our members.·        

  • To promote Martin County, Florida as a center of art.
  • To provide opportunity for artists to exhibit original work to the public.
  • To develop a sense of shared community and support among artists.
  • To foster the concept that success for one artist benefits all artists.
  • To present Artists’ Open Studios as a venue for purchasing art.

 

 

 

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Martin Arts 31st Annual All Florida Juried Art Show Spans All Media. Don’t Miss The In-Person And Virtual Exhibit Now Thru November 20 And Virtual Artist Panel Discussion Thursday, November 4

Martin Arts’ “31st Annual All Florida” Juried Art Show is open NOW through November 20, 2021. The show started as a local juried art show and has grown to encompass all Florida artists! Juror Kirk Ke Wang was impressed by the entries.  A handful of artists will join a virtual panel to discuss their works on Thursday, November 4 with Duncan Hurd of The Gilt Complex moderating The entire Free exhibit is being offered in a hybrid manner, both virtual and in-person at the Courthouse Cultural Arts Center in Stuart. The Rickie Report shares the details and some sneak peeks of the top winners!

 

 

 

 

 

 

31   Annual   All   Florida   Juried   Arts   Show

 

 

 

 

Court House Cultural Center

80 E Ocean Blvd      Stuart, FL 34994

772-287-6676

 

 

1st Place: “Backward Glance” by Julie Feldman

 

 

Artist Panel Discussion (virtual)

Thursday,  November 4     6pm

 

Free to Register on MartinArts.org

 

 

Moderated by Duncan Hurd of The Gilt Complex, the discussion will feature several of the award winning artists from the exhibition talking about their work and inspirations.

 

 

 

 

2nd Place: “It’s Not What it Seems” By Bonney Goldstein

 

Exhibit Dates Now through November 20, 2021

 

 

Gallery Hours:    Tuesday 10 am–6 pm         Wednesday–Saturday 10 am – 4 pm

 

 

A  donation  of  $5  in  support  of  our  exhibitions  and  programs  is  requested

 

*Court House Cultural Center is following current Covid-19 health and safety regulations

 

 

 

 

A 31-year legacy exhibition showcasing recent art by all Florida artists in all media. Exhibited works span the mediums of watercolor, ceramics, acrylic, oil, photography, clay, encaustic, wood, metal, glass, and serigraph from 61 artists from Tallahassee to Miami.

 

 

The All Florida Juried Art Show will also be virtual, please check the website for a link to see it, if you are unable to visit the Court House Cultural Center to see it in the gallery space in person.

 

 

 

3rd Place: “Sunshift Yellow Blue Yellow” by Suzanne Williamson

 

 

 

Kirk Ke Wang, Juror:

Kirk Ke Wang, Professor of Visual Arts of Eckerd College and a Board Director of the Ringling Museum of Art, is a painter, sculptor, photographer, mixed media artist, as well as an educational software developer. He was born in Shanghai, China, and received MFA degrees from the Nanjing Normal University in China and University of South Florida. Mr. Wang maintains a studio in Tampa and NYC, and he often travels back to his hometown, Shanghai.  To learn more about the juror visit: http://www.kirkkewang.com/ 

 

 

Honorable Mention 1st Place “The Passion of Daedalus” by Amy Broderick

 

 

 

Featuring Artists:

 

Laird | Robert Arbogast | Kenneth Arguinzoni* | Bruce Bain  Jane Baldridge | Steven Beverage | Barbara Bose | Thomas Boudreau | Marc Bridger* | Amy Broderick | Sea Carlson |Megan Castellon | Carl Clark | Gina Coccaro | Kimberly Engel | Julie Feldman | Christian Feneck | Janet Folsom | Dale Forbes | Bonney Goldstein | Carla Golembe | NC Hagood | Donna Haynes Marc Hilton | Jennifer Hoffman | Judy Horowitz | Ates Isildak | Etheard Joseph | Carson Kapp | Jenny Keyser | Mark Kirby | Michael Knapp | Linda Knowles | Joe Korte | Luis La Rosa  | Christopher Light* | Mia Lindberg | Ellen Lindner | George Lupo Eileen Lyons | Annette Margulies | Erin McCullough* | Lynn Morgan | Ania Moussawel | Gerald Obregon | Andy Owen | Chad Periman | Diane Powers-Harris | Amber Quimby | Galal Ramadan* | Dan Remmel | Linda Reymore | Paula Rucket | Nadine Saitlin | Alma Shoaf | Harold Silvers | Rebecca Stack | Anne Stagg | Lisa Tishman | Suzanne Williamson | Marcelle Zanetti

(*Only exhibiting in Virtual Gallery)

 

 

 

 

 

 

Honorable Mentions 3rd Place “Gravitational Wave Sensor” by Luis La Rosa

 

 

 

 

Sponsored in part by the Florida Dept. of State, Div. Of Cultural  Affairs, Florida Council on Arts & Culture, the National Endowment for the Arts, Martin County Board of County Commissioners, and private contributions.

 

 

 

 

For more information about this exhibit, upcoming exhibits and events please visit:

 

Martin Arts

Court House Cultural Center

80 SE Ocean Blvd.   Stuart, FL 34994

772.287.6676

www.MartinArts.org

 

 

 

 

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Friends Of Port St. Lucie Botanical Gardens Call To Artists For 3rd Annual Art Show In The Gardens Saturday, January 8 and Sunday, January 9, 2022.

The Friends of the Port St. Lucie Botanical Gardens opens a Call To Artists for their 3rd Annual Art Show in The Gardens on Saturday, January 8 and Sunday, January 9, 2022The show will feature 2D art, 3D art, Jewelry and Fine Crafts. Parking and Admission are Free.  Get your tickets to The “Party With The Artists” Reception on Saturday, January 8.  Enjoy a selection of hors d’oeuvres, adult beverages, friends and good music.  The Rickie Report shares all of the details in this Call to Artists and urges art lovers to mark these dates on your calendars now!

 

 

 

 

Friends   of   the   Port   St.  Lucie   Botanical   Gardens,   Inc.  

 

 

 

P R E S E N T S:

 

 

 

 

 

 

2022 ART SHOW IN THE GARDENS

 

Saturday, January 8

 9 – 4

Sunday, January 9

 

9 – 3

 

 

 

 

The Art Show will highlight local, regional and renowned artists in the mediums of Original – 2D, 3D, Jewelry & Fine Crafts. The show will also include Music, Dancing, Food Trucks and more.  A variety of food, snack and beverage vendors will be on hand for your culinary pleasure as well as Art Raffles and local Non-Profit Agencies to complete the mix.

 

 

 

 

 

Our “Party With The Artists” will be back with an afternoon Reception.  An opportunity to meet and talk with the artists while enjoying a selection of hors d’oeuvres, adult beverages, friends and good music.  The Reception will be held Saturday, January 8, 2022 immediately following the show from 4pm to 7pm on the Art Events Lawn.  Tickets are available on-line to the public for $25 for 1 ticket -or- $40 for two tickets and include a 2 drink tickets per ticket.  You can get your tickets at  www.pslbg.org/artparty.

 

 

APPLY HERE FOR ART SHOW:

 

www.PSLBG.org/artapp

 

 

 

For more information about this event:

If you have any questions or issues, please contact Mark Barnes at art@pslbg.org.

 

 

www.PSLBG.org/artapp

 

 

 

 

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Martin Artisans Guild’s Chances For Art: Tickets For Original Artworks, Art Workshops, Elliott Museum Membership, Wearable Art. Visit The Palm Room To See The Offerings. Available Now Through October 29.

Martin Artisans Guild is offering Chances for Art! Artists have donated original artworks to raise money for scholarships to cover the Open Studio Tour fees. Participants may acquire raffle tickets specific to the artworks they are interested in for $20 each. See the art at The Palm Room Art Gallery NOW through October 29 The drawing takes place at 4:30 pm.  You do not have to be present at the drawing.There are 45 artworks, including workshop vouchers and a membership to The Elliott Museum! The total value = $16,541.00. Values on items range from $70 to $950. Some of the award winning artists donating are nationally and internationally known.  The Rickie Report shares the details and photos of the Chances for Art!  

 

 

 

 

 

Palm     Room     Art     Gallery    &    Artisans    Boutique

 

 

Gallery Hours: Tuesdays to Saturdays from Noon to 6 pm

 

 

 3746 SE Ocean Blvd.  Stuart, FL

 Sewall’s Point in Harbour Bay Plaza (east end of the Plaza, near Stringers Tavern & Oyster Bar)

 

 

 

NOW  through  October  29, 2021  

DRAWING  takes  place  October 29, 2021  at  4:30 pm

 

 

 

Y O U        C O U L D

 

 

WIN

 

 

One   or   more

 

 

Of   these   ORIGINAL   works   of   art

 

 

For   as   little   as   $20!

 

 

 

 

 

 

All of these works can be seen in person at the Palm Room  

 

 

 

Or visit

 

https://martinartisansguild.org/chances-for-art-2021

 

 

ALL artwork is ready to hang.

 

 

 

 

For more information about the Open Studio Tour, events, or membership:

The Martin Artisans Guild

A FLORIDA 501(c)3 NON-PROFIT

The Martin Artisans Guild was created to nurture the production of Fine Art and Craft, increase awareness of local art, facilitate development and networking among Working Artists and create marketing venues for our members.·        

  • To promote Martin County, Florida as a center of art.
  • To provide opportunity for artists to exhibit original work to the public.
  • To develop a sense of shared community and support among artists.
  • To foster the concept that success for one artist benefits all artists.
  • To present Artists’ Open Studios as a venue for purchasing art.

 

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44th Annual St. Lucie Jewelry, Rock And Gem Show At MidFlorida Event Center Saturday, October 30 And Sunday, October 31. Classes, Demonstrations, Raffles, Discount Coupon For Admission For Adults, Children Under Age 12 Admission Free

St. Lucie County Rock and Gem Club announces its 44th Annual Jewelry, Rock And Gem Show At MidFlorida Event Center on Saturday, October 30 and Sunday, October 31.  This event has all of the elements of a fabulous weekend: Buy gems, jewelry, minerals; Sell unwanted jewelry; Take classes (only $5); Special kids activities! Free Parking, Kids under age 12 admitted Free. The Rickie Report shares the details, sneak peeks, and a Special Adult Admission Discount Coupon! Check out the Show Special Discount on Annual Membership to this Club! 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Saturday, October 30, 2021

9   am    to    5   pm

 

 

Sunday, October 31, 2021

10   am    to    4   pm

 

 

Admission   to   the   show   is   $5.00

Children   under   12   are   free

 

 

 

 

 

MidFlorida Event Center

9221 SE Civic Center Place       Port St. Lucie, FL

 

 

 

 

 

Artisans and vendors from many parts of the country bring their best wares to this show each year. There is handcrafted jewelry created from beads, rocks, silver, copper, and more. There will be rock slabs, cabochons (flat-backed) and faceted gemstones from around the globe.

 

Shopping for a special piece of jewelry for a gift or for yourself? 

 

 

 

 

 

Additional highlights include raffles for jewelry custom-made by club artisans and hourly drawings for items contributed by the vendors, as well as a silent auction with numerous unique items donated by club members such as jewelry, beads, stones, books, and equipment. Children are always welcome with a special area where they can learn about rock and gemstone identification and make their own jewelry.

 

 

Do you make jewelry and need something unusual to perfect your latest design?

 

 

 

 

Attendees who want to learn the skills will have the opportunity to join the St. Lucie County Rock and Gem Club, which offers many different classes to its members. Anyone wanting to join the club can take advantage of the show special and for $40 get 14 months for the price of 12.

 

Want to sell unwanted jewelry so you can buy something new?

 

 

 

 

Are you interested in making jewelry, but don’t know where to start? 

 

 

 

 

 

Sign up for a class (only $5) and make a piece of jewelry that you will be proud to wear home. Club members will also demonstrate a variety of techniques, including bead weaving, faceting (turning a bit of rock into a sparkling gem), creating cabochons, wire wrapping and weaving, and chain maille.

 

 

Fascinated by geology and gems or love looking at nature’s beautiful gifts?

 

 

 

 

Our mission is simply to provide a gathering place, forum and network to promote lapidary and related arts. The St. Lucie County Rock and Gem Club welcomes members from the counties of Palm Beach, Martin, St. Lucie, Indian River, Brevard and beyond.

 

 

 

 

The St. Lucie County Rock and Gem Club was founded in 1975 when area rockhounds decided to organize and share their knowledge and skills. The Club now has more than 100 active members from throughout the region. Classes are offered in the club’s fully-equipped workshop throughout the year. Each class is taught by a skilled volunteer who is a club member. Classes are held in 8-week increments, with additional “pop-up” classes available as demand and opportunity occur.

 

 

A    Sampling    of    Classes:

 

 

 

 

Fees for the classes range from $35 to $65. Open workshop times are also available for a fee to members who have demonstrated experience with the tools and equipment. The monthly general membership meeting is held on the fourth Sunday of the month. Because of COVID, meetings are currently held via Zoom (remote presence via computer). When possible, the club will return to its former gathering place at the White City Methodist Church on Midway Road (opposite Nelson Family Farms) in the Fellowship Hall. All are welcome to attend.

 

 

 

St. Lucie County Rock and Gem Club benefits The Bob and Ruth Young Memorial Scholarship for a student at Indian River State College.

 

 

More information about the club and the show: 

http://www.slcrockandgem.org

Facebook (https://www.facebook.com/slcrockandgemclub)

Call:    772-462-6597

 

Thanks to Moira Lynn Mefein for providing much of this information!

 

 

 

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Plunge Beach Resort in Lauderdale-By-The-Sea Presents “Plunge Into The Arts” Photographic Exhibit By Acclaimed Conservation Photographer Phoenix. Free Opening Reception October 20

Plunge Beach Resort in Lauderdale-By-The-Sea proudly showcases “Plunge into the Arts with Phoenix”, a stunning exhibit that captures the soul of nature as seen through the eyes of acclaimed conservation photographer, Phoenix. Her new Solo exhibit will be on display from October 17 through November 20, 2021.  The public is invited to a free Reception on Wednesday, October 20.  The Rickie Report shares the details and some sneak peeks.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Free    Meet    The    Artist    Reception

Wednesday,   October   20,   2021

6:00   –   7:30 pm

 

 

 

TO    REGISTER    CLICK    HERE

 

Exhibit runs October 17 to November 20, 2021

 

 

Plunge   Beach   Resort

4660 El Mar Dr.     Lauderdale-By-The-Sea, FL 33308

For more information call (754) 312 5775

 

 

 

 

Fine Art Conservation Photographer, Phoenix

 

From the majesty and frailty of the Florida Everglades to the haunting beauty of Ireland, each fine art photograph by Phoenix inspires love and respect for our essential environment.  Her Solo Exhibition of 18 photographs will be displayed in the gallery inside Plunge Beach Resort’s lobby in Lauderdale-By-The-Sea.

 

 

“Loxahatchee Sunset” by Phoenix 

 

“With this exhibition we are inviting viewers to connect with the beauty and power captured in each of Phoenix’s art works,” said Joe Imbrogno, Director of Guest Excellence at the Plunge Beach Resort.  The exhibit includes several of Phoenix’s works taken during her Artist-In-Residence in Great Smoky Mountains Nation Park. They are being shown for the first time, since earlier exhibits they were juried into were cancelled due to COVID-19″.

 

 

“Dawn’s Early Light” by Phoenix 

 

Phoenix, who only goes by her first name, established a love of nature as a child during family vacations to national parks. Although, she taught film-making and photography early in her career she left them for some twenty years. Returning to photography in the digital age, she developed an exceptional talent and passion to help protect nature and wildlife. Today she is an internationally collected, award-winning conservation photographer.  Most recently a national hospital has acquired 22 large photographs measuring 24 x 36 inches each from Phoenix’s sacred trees, landscapes and winged life collections for their permanent collection.

 

 

“Red Leaf Tree Rich Mountain Road” by Phoenix 

 

 

“Phoenix is a legendary nature photographer and I have always been impressed with the quality of her work. Whether presenting a macro or wildlife photograph, or a long exposure shot of the Milky Way, Phoenix consistently delivers images that transmit beyond their compositions. I only have admiration for her, her work and her wisdom,” said Sophie Bonet, Lead Curator at ArtServe, one of the Plunge Beach Resort’s art partners.

 

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“Before The Storm” by Phoenix

 

 

“Being a nature photographer is a mystical experience,” Phoenix tells The Rickie Report. “Like a meditation of light – color, texture, structure, pattern, and composition– it awakens an inner peace and knowingness.  With each image, it’s always my intent to raise awareness of endangered and threatened species and habitats that we stand to lose in the natural world if we are not careful. It is my desire that viewers are inspired to love, cherish and protect the fragile beauty and wonder that is nature as they reconnect with that inner peace reflected in each of my images.

 

 

 

“Blazing Sunset” by Phoenix

 

She continues, “For me, preserving nature and wilderness areas is not a luxury, but a necessity for the human spirit. In protecting the world’s nature and wildlife, the environment, we are really protecting the family of humanity. The importance of nature is more than a scientific necessity for creating air, clean water and producing food. It is a sacred necessity for healing and bringing peace to the human soul.”

 

 

 

 

TO    REGISTER    CLICK    HERE

 

 

 

 

About Plunge Beach Resort in Lauderdale-By-The-Sea:

Tucked along South Florida’s fabled A1A in Lauderdale by the Sea, Plunge Beach Resort is a laid-back, low-key retreat for beach lovers and bohemians in search of an edgy, off-the-radar getaway. In addition to its 163 rooms and one- and two- bedroom suites, it has three onsite dining options, two pools, a fitness center, plenty of modern-day amenities and a roster of unique hotel programming. The resort’s central location puts travelers in the perfect spot to enjoy all of South Florida has to offer. Plunge Beach Resort is located at 4660 El Mar Drive, Lauderdale by the Sea, FL 33308. For more information please visit www.PlungeBeachResort.com.

 

 

About Phoenix, Photographer:

For Phoenix the extraordinary beauty of nature and wilderness are a wonder. Attempting to fix them in time is her passion; photography is her art. Known for her painterly approach to composition, light, color and texture, she is an internationally collected, award-winning conservation photographer. Phoenix is the recipient of two month-long Artist-In-Residence programs, Great Smoky Mountains National Park and Olive Stack Gallery in Ireland; the Virtual Artist-in-Residence for the Center for Great Apes Art4Apes Exhibition; the featured artist for the first Endangered Exhibit – United Kingdom; two public art grants, nine public art awards and many other prestigious awards. She was recently appointed to the first Public Art and Placement Advisory Board, City of Fort Lauderdale. Her works have graced national magazine covers and been featured in newspapers, magazines and blog posts – print and online internationally. She was invited to be the first photographer to “takeover” the Instagram page for the Friends of Loxahatchee National Wildlife Refuge. She is the immediate past president of the National League of American Pen Women which she served six years. A native Miamian, Phoenix lives and works in Fort Lauderdale, Florida.

Reflecting the beauty within your heart
Fine Art Photography, Portraits, Greeting Cards & More

 

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Palm City Art Associates Announce Call To Artists For 33rd Annual Art Show February 3-25, 2022

The Palm City Art Associates (PCAA) invite the public to their 33rd Annual Art Show & Sale at the Palm City Cummings Library.  Meet the artists at the Free, Opening Reception on Thursday, February 3, 2022.  The exhibit continues through February 25, with free admission and parking. PCAA has three venues where their artwork is sold: Cleveland Clinic Wellness & Rehab Center on Martin Downs Blvd., Reuben’s Cafe, and Palm City Chamber of Commerce.  If you’re looking for an artist networking group, we urge you to connect with PCAA!  They bring brightness, creativity, and artistry to Palm City and Martin County!  PCAA provides scholarships to deserving Martin County High School seniors who are pursuing an art education. The Rickie Report shares the details. 

 

 

 

 

 

FREE     GALA     OPENING    &   RECEPTION

 

 

 

Thursday, February 3

 

5:30 – 7:00 PM

REFRESHMENTS WILL BE SERVED

 

 

Library hours: 

Tuesdays, Wednesdays, Fridays, Saturdays  –  10 am – 5 pm
Thursdays –  Noon – 8 pm   Closed Sunday & Monday

Free admission and parking 

 

 

This Exhibit runs February 3 – 25, 2022  

 

 

 

 

 

 

New  Members Welcome!

 

 

Diane Raymond, President of PCAA tells The Rickie Report, “This past year has been a challenging year for everyone, but PCAA is still “dedicated to encouraging and promoting the creative arts among our members and in our communities.”  

 

“Our dedicated Board whose members are committed to keeping our organization alive and thriving.   We want to continue to provide an artists’ community for supporting and promoting each other.  We offer to our members 3 display venues.  These opportunities to show your artwork are made possible because we have wonderful volunteers who give their time and energy to collect and hang your work.  We are  always working on ways to use computer technology for meetings, art shows, and artist demos.  And of course, we want to continue to raise funds for scholarships for high school students who are seeking an education in the arts”.

 

 

 

 

We meet at:    The Peter & Julie Cummings Library

 

 

2551 Southwest Matheson Avenue, Palm City, FL 34990

 

 

Second Wednesday of the month from October through May

1:00 pm

 

 

 

Palm City Art Associates is a 501c non-profit corporation.  This exhibit is free and open to the public, with free parking available.  All artwork is available for sale through the month of February.  Bring your friends and see the newest original art images these artists have created!  Their mission states: “Dedicated to encouraging and promoting the creative arts among our members and in our communities.”

 

 

 

 

If you are interested in becoming involved with PCAA or getting more information about this exhibit, please visit:  palmcityartassociates.org

 

 

 

 

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One-Of-A-Kind Artistic Musical Instruments, “Musical Masterpieces” Are Being Auctioned To Benefit Palm Beach Symphony. Bidding Is Open Now Through November 10. Open Worldwide To Music And Art Lovers

The Palm Beach Symphony announces an exciting art auction of one-of-a-kind musical instruments which have been artistically enhanced by 27 artists!  For music lovers, this is an extraordinary opportunity to show your love of music and the visual arts by participating in this FUNdraiser!  Bidding is open NOW through 11 pm on Wednesday, November 10. Local winning bidders can pick up their art at a champagne reception held at Zero Empty Spaces on Friday, November 12.  Non-local bidders will have their winning bid item sent to them. Since this is a virtual auction, art patrons from around the world can take part! Each one of these “Musical Masterpieces” are sure to become a treasured heirloom. The Rickie Report shares the details and some sneak peeks.  

 

 

 

 

All the pieces can be viewed and bid online Click: HERE 

 

 

 

Bidding    is    OPEN    NOW!

 

 

 

Bidding   Closes   11  pm    on   Wednesday,  November  10

 

 

 

Champagne Reception

Friday, November 12

 

 

Zero   Empty   Spaces 

11300 Legacy Avenue  Suite #140

Palm Beach Gardens, FL  33410

 

 

 

Local winning bidders can pick up their art at this time. 

        Non-local bidders will have their winning bid item sent to them.

 

 

 

“Musical Masterpieces” Curators, Anthony Burks (top)and Faith Schwack (bottom) With their own masterful creations!

 

 

 

Palm Beach Symphony and Zero Empty Spaces will present “Musical Masterpieces,” a collection of 38 artworks that incorporate musical instruments created by more than two dozen local artists. Following the exhibition, the works will be auctioned to benefit both non-profit organizations. The exhibition will be on view at Zero Empty Spaces in Palm Beach Gardens through Wednesday, November 10, and all art is available for purchase virtually through the exhibition’s close. Local winning bidders can pick up their art at a champagne reception held at Zero Empty Spaces on Friday, November 12.

 

 

 

Extraordinarily talented local artists have taken instruments that could not be repaired and created imaginative and inspiring works of art

 

 

 

“Partnership and collaboration are among our core principles, and we are excited to join forces with Zero Empty Spaces for the first time,” said David McClymont, CEO of Palm Beach Symphony. “Each year the symphony receives, rehabs, and donates instruments to underserved students or school music programs in Palm Beach County. These extraordinarily talented local artists have taken instruments that could not be repaired and created imaginative and inspiring works of art.”

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

The “Musical Masterpieces” exhibition was curated by resident artists Anthony Burks and Faith Schwack. A selection of works will also be displayed in the lobby of the Kravis Center for the Performing Arts in West Palm Beach on Sunday, November 7, for the opening of the Palm Beach Symphony 2021-22 season. Guest pianist Hélène Grimaud and flutist Valerie Coleman will usher in the season with a 3 p.m. program featuring the works of Robert Schumann and Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky. Tickets are $25-$95 and are available here or by calling (561) 281-0145.

 

 

 

 

 

“Our mission at Zero Empty Spaces is to expand the appreciation of all genres of art to create a thriving cultural community,” said Andrew Martineau, Zero Empty Spaces co-founder and managing partner. “The musical instruments provide a unique canvas to our artists, and the auction will benefit our artists as well as support the Palm Beach Symphony.”

 

 

 

All the pieces can be viewed and bid online Click: HERE 

Bidding is open NOW

 

 

M E E T        THE       A R T I S T S:

Andrew Holliman

Anthony Burks

Bonnie Bruner

Carolyn Edwards

Cassandra Nordenbrock

Cocoa Bowden

Cynthia Simmons

Dorian Frith

Extraordinary

Faith Schwack

Gretchen Cocuzza

Iael Nuchovich

Jamal Clarke

Kathleen Ross

Kitty Burri

Kyle Lucks

Linda Zerpolo

Lupe Lawrence

Marianela Perez

Mellisa Mastrangelo

Monica Meerworth

Nicole Gallucio

Pamela Hodges Macatee

Patricia Lappin

Patrick O’Leary

Paul Giurguis

Sandra LULA Gover

Scott Jeffries

 

 

 

 

All the pieces can be viewed and bid online Click: HERE 

Bidding is open NOW

 

 

 

 

For more information about this event:

Website https://www.palmbeachsymphony.org/musical-masterpieces

Email: Katrina Wynne   kwynne@palmbeachsymphony.org

Twitter:  Palm Beach Symphony @pbsymphony

Face Book:  https://www.facebook.com/pbsymphony

Instagram:  https://www.instagram.com/pbsymphony

YouTube:  https://www.youtube.com/user/palmbeachsymphony

 

 

 

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Soul Sundays At Zero Empty Spaces Legacy Place In Palm Beach Gardens Offer A Series Of Events That Bring Community Together Through Art And Music

The artists at Zero Empty Spaces (ZES) announce a series of “Soul Sundays” bringing together the entire community to view art and bring social awareness to current issues of health and wellness in new ways!  This is how ZES gives back to the community!  All events take place on Sunday afternoons: October 17 (Supporting Breast Cancer Awareness); October 31 (Halloween Family Fun); November 14 and November 21 ( a month  of Giving to support local families. Raffle prizes. Please bring essentials like diapers, nonperishable foods, toiletries); December 12 (a month of Gift Giving. Holiday art, ornaments, small creative items). The Rickie Report shares the details and some sneak peeks. Mark Your Calendars now! Enjoy the live art demonstrations, live music, food, and art!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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For coverage of your events, to place an advertisement, or speak to Rickie about appearing in The Rickie Report, contact:

Rickie Leiter, Publisher

Rickie@therickiereport.com   561-537-0291

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