Sharon Koskoff, “The Duchess Of Deco” Will Present At Wellington Art Society Meeting April 14. The Public Is Invited To This Free Zoom Event

The Wellington Art Society presents an art presentation by “The Duchess of Deco“, Sharon Koskoff at their Zoom Meeting on Wednesday, April 14.  The public is invited to this FREE event.  The Rickie Report shares these details, some sneak peeks of this prolific muralist, artist, and author.  RSVP to get the Zoom link!

 

 

 

 

Public Is Invited To

 

 

Wellington Art Society Meeting

 

Wednesday,  April 14, 2021

 7 PM

 

 

FEATURING:  

 

 

SHARON     KOSKOFF 

“Confessions of a Public Mural Artist:

Murals of the Palm Beaches… Bigger is Better!”

 

 

 

All events open to members and non-members

 

 

Please RSVP to: presidentofwas@gmail.com

for the Zoom Link to attend

 

 

 

Sharon Koskoff with Delray Beach mural

 

 

 

Sharon Koskoff, “The Duchess of Deco”, is a full-time professional artist and published author known for her Decometric Murals, graphic designs, public art installations and love of Art Deco architecture. Her love for art began when Koskoff was a young girl, playing with the sewing machines and fabric scraps in her father’s ladies’ blouse factory. When she was 14 years old, her newly married older sister asked her to paint a mural in her apartment. That was the beginning of a now 40-year long career of painting public murals.

 

 

 

Sharon Koskoff painting a mural in her book “Murals of the Palm Beaches”

 

 

Her most recent book, Murals of the Palm Beaches is the winner of a silver medal from the Florida Book Awards (FBA) in Tallahassee for Visual Arts, as well as a silver medal from the Florida Authors and Publishers Association (FAPA) in Orlando for Education. This book tells the history of large-scale murals and explores how public art has helped to revitalize downtowns and create landmarks in Palm Beach County.

 

 

 

Koskoff works exclusively in acrylic, water-based paints for her public murals. She also creates collage and public art installations using found objects. Koskoff says that she likes to “…collect things that I know one day will be useful to me… I can see the potential in someone else’s discards.” She draws her inspiration from teaching, embracing the challenges of new commissions and working within her community.

 

 

Sharon Koskoff’s book, “Art Deco of the Palm Beaches”

 

 

Koskoff is a Muse Award Winner for Arts Educator of the Year 2014-16 from the Cultural Council of PBC. She is a well-known tour guide and lecturer on the architecture and styling of Twentieth Century design as seen in her book, Art Deco of the Palm Beaches.  Mentored by Miami Beach’s “Queen of Art Deco”, Barbara Baer Capitman, she is the founding president of the Art Deco Society of the Palm Beaches (ADSPB), a non-for-profit historic preservation organization established in 1987, celebrating 34 years of service.

 

 

 

 

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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St. Lucie Mets Announce Premiere Of Their Community Market Beginning Sunday, April 25. Artists And Vendors Applications Are Open

The St. Lucie Mets Community Market premieres on Sunday, April 25 and will continue bimonthly events at Clover Park in Port St. Lucie!  We share a call to artists, vendors, artisans, and food vendors to apply for this exceptional opportunity to sell directly to art lovers and patrons!  Port St. Lucie is one of the fastest growing cities in Florida. If you are a creative, this is where you want to be selling your work! The Rickie Report shares the details and can’t wait to see you at Clover Park! 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Get the latest details:    https://www.facebook.com/STLMCM

 

NEXT MARKET:   SUNDAY, MAY 9, 2021

 

 

Market manager, Doug Dickey tells The Rickie Report, “With the St. Lucie Community Market, our objective is to provide a beautiful location here at Clover Park where local artists, farmers, crafters/hobbyists, and food vendors can come together and show their work and products to the local community.  The importance of community engagement has always been a priority for the Mets and by providing this marketplace on select Sundays is another way community members can come together”.

 

As Port St. Lucie continues its growth spurt of new housing, planned communities, medical offices, and the general infrastructure necessary to sustain this growth, The Rickie Report has seen an incremental increase in cultural endeavors.  The St. Lucie Community Market will be another asset beyond seasonal events.

 

When and Where:

Beginning April 25th, twice a month

Sundays 10 am – 2  pm

Clover Park      31 Piazza Drive, Port St. Lucie, FL 34986

 

Details:

A $40 deposit of cash or check payable to St. Lucie Mets is due upon signing the vendor agreement and will be put towards the first market.

• To be considered as a vendor, please review, complete, sign, and email application to ddickey@nymets.com.

• All vendor tents must be WHITE and 10X10. We reserve the right to disallow the use of a tent that does not meet our standards. We will reserve and assign a spot for you.

• Vendors must have insurance and comply with requirements set forth by Department of Health, the Florida Department of Agriculture, and/or the USDA, and obtain any and all permits and licenses required by local and State law, including, but not limited to a business license, vendors license, health department certification and/or any requirements by the City of Port Saint Lucie and St. Lucie County.

Contact:

Doug Dickey at ddickey@nymets.com or 718-803-4026

 

For more information about the Market, please contact Doug Dickey:

Phone    718.803.4026

Email: DDickey@nymets.com

Website:  stluciemets.com

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/STLMCM

 

 

 

 

 

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Wellington Art Society Announces Virtual Art Show, “Vibrance” Showcasing Over 65 Original Works Of Art. Sales Benefit Scholarship And Community Outreach Programs. Opens April 2 With Zoom Awards Reception April 28

The Wellington Art Society (WAS) presents “Vibrance”, a juried virtual art show April 2 to June 2, 2021. It features 20 artists and 65 original works of art by WAS members, including painting, photography, drawing, mixed media, and more. All artwork is for sale and a portion of the proceeds goes toward WAS Scholarship and Outreach Programs. Awards will be presented by distinguished judge, Chris Kling at a Zoom Awards Ceremony and Reception on Wednesday, April 28. The public is invited to this free event.  The winning artists will talk about their works, inspiration and creative process at the Awards Reception. The Rickie Report shares the details and a few sneak peeks.

 

 

WELLINGTON ART SOCIETY

ANNOUNCES 

VIRTUAL GALLERY EXHIBIT:

“VIBRANCE” 

 

April 2 through June 2, 2021

 

 

 

 

 

ZOOM  AWARDS  RECEPTION

 

WEDNESDAY, APRIL 28

 

7:00  –  8:30 pm

 

EMAIL:  presidentofwas@gmail.com for the FREE Zoom link. 

 

 

“Chance” by Heather Bergstrom

 

 

“Vibrance” Virtual Art Show is a free on-line event which will be presented through Kunstmatrix, which is a unique and innovative platform that enables artists to create beautiful and realistic 3D versions of their artwork, displayed in a sophisticated virtual exhibition space.

Visitors can view artwork one of several ways, including moving themselves around the exhibit using the arrows that appear on screen or by using the cursor.

A guided tour is also available as an option.

 

 

“Auntie Marie” by Jean Howard

 

 

PARTICIPATING     ARTISTS:

 

 

Victoria Albrecht ⋅ Heather Bergstrom ⋅ David Ciofalo ⋅ Donna Donelan ⋅ Sandra Encaoua ⋅ Del Foxton ⋅ Marcia Greene ⋅ Jean Howard ⋅ Laura Jaffe ⋅ Liza Karsai ⋅ Sharon Kleiman ⋅ Vivian Koppelman ⋅ Lou Ann LaBohn ⋅ Rachael Laub ⋅ Joanne MacLeod ⋅ Joseph Marcou ⋅ Charles Moses ⋅ Susan Oakes ⋅ Mauricio Perry ⋅ Nancy Tilles

 

 

“Magnolia” by Mauricio Perry

 

 

Awards will be presented by distinguished judge, Chris Kling at a Zoom Awards Ceremony and Reception on Wednesday, April 28, 7:00-8:30 pm. The public is invited to this free event. The awards that will be given out are as follows: 1st, 2nd and 3rd Place with Honorable Mentions. In addition, there will be a special prize awarded to one of the exhibiting artists based on a random drawing: a one-hour consultation with Rickie Leiter publisher of The Rickie Report  www.TheRickieReport.com. The winning artists will talk about their works, inspiration and creative process at the Awards Reception.

 

WAS is delighted to have Chris Kling, an award-winning artist, instructor, and gallery owner as the judge for “Vibrance”. She is represented by Palm City Art and Frame, and is the owner of Kling Gallery, Wine & Decor of Stuart, Florida. She is also on the faculty of the Lighthouse Art Center in Tequesta, Florida.

 

Chris tells The Rickie Report, “Being an artist is not just my career. It is an integral part of who I am and is something that I am compelled to do. I work in oil primarily in a traditional manner but with a contemporary flair through color, composition, value, and application of paint. Color sings to me and I try to use its harmony to evoke an emotional connection with others.  I love to paint plein air which helps my studio work retain an authenticity that only comes from observation of life.  Painting, to me, is reaching out to find the common emotional connection between all of us.”

 

 

 

Images of artworks by Juror, Chris Kling

 

Chris has received numerous awards for her landscapes and portraiture through the United States and with the portrait Society of America. She has been honored with back to back “Best of Show” awards in festivals and competitions. Her commissions for oil portraits and landscapes are held in private and corporate collections both nationally and internationally.

 

 

Chris Kling served as one of the “Florida’s Finest Ambassadors” for the Forgotten Coast en Plein Air Fun Fest 2019 and was an invited artist the last three years in the New Smyrna Paint Out, Delray Plein Fun Fest 2019, and won Best Seascape in the Lighthouse Plein Air Festival 2019.  She currently teachers Oil Portraiture, Figurative, and Plein Air Workshops through the Artist’s Nook in Stuart and the Lighthouse ArtCenter in Tequesta.  She is a member of the Portrait Society of America, American Impressionist Society, Oil Painters of America, NOAPS, Martin Artisans Guild, and Plein Air Palm Beach.  Her work is in several galleries in Florida.  She is represented by Palm City Art and Frame and is the owner, along with her family, of Kling Gallery, Wine & Decor in Stuart, FL. Follow her on Facebook @chrisklingstudio and visit her website at www.chrisklingartist.com.

 

 

 

 

For more information about “Vibrance”, or to learn more about the featured artists, please visit: https://www.kunstmatrix.com/en/wellington-art-society.

 

 

The Wellington Art Society is a non-profit charitable organization in its 40th 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 about the Wellington Art Society:

 www.wellingtonartsociety.org

or email presidentofwas@gmail.com. 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Whitespace Extends Its Exhibitions And Offers Huge Jewelry Sale March 29, 31; April 3, 5, 7, and 10

Elayne Mordes has extended the exhibition dates at Whitespace and is including a huge jewelry sale before she closes for this season.  The Rickie Report shares all of the details.  Stop by March 29, 31, April 3,5,7, and 10.

 

 

 

 

For more information please visit:

www.whitespacecollection.com

or email: whitespace@mordes.net

 

 

 

 

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17019 SW Sapri Way   Port St. Lucie, FL 34986

 

 

 

 

 

Martin Artisans Guild April/May Exhibition Opens Thursday, April 1st With Original Artworks From Over Fifteen Artists

The Martin Artisans Guild announces its April 1 – May 22, 2021 Exhibit in a new and temporary location, still within Harbour Bay Plaza in Stuart, FL.  The Free, Opening Reception on Thursday, April 1 will be catered by Cafe Boonma and live music will feature Paul Hamaty. All original artwork will be for sale and will feature over 15 artists using varied media. This exhibit space is the temporary replacement of the original Palm Room across the courtyard, which the Guild has occupied with consecutive exhibits since November of 2019. The Guild is actively looking for a new gallery space to occupy so they may continue to bring quality art exhibits to the Stuart and Martin County communities.  The Rickie Report shares the details and some sneak peeks!

 

 

 

 

 

APRIL/ MAY,  2021    EXHIBITION

 

Opening Reception:

Thursday, April 1

5:30 – 7:30 pm

New Temporary Location next to Cafe Boonma!

Harbour Bay Plaza       3722 SE Ocean Blvd., Stuart, FL  34996

 

 

 

“Morning School” by Craig Dietrich 

 

 

Refreshments by Cafe Boonma

Music by Paul Hamaty

 

 

“Energy” by Lynn Morgan

 

 

Normal Gallery Hours:

12 – 6 pm   Tuesdays through Saturdays until May 22

 

 

 

 

Painting by 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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17019 SW Sapri Way   Port St. Lucie, FL 34986

 

3rd Annual Port St. Lucie Spring Art & Craft Expo Opens Call To Artists, Crafters, Vendors. No Fee To Apply

The Port St. Lucie Spring Art & Craft Expo has opened a Call for Artists, Crafters, and Vendors for the Saturday, May 1 and Sunday, May 2 event at the MidFlorida Credit Union Event Center ( formerly the Port St. Lucie Civic Center).  The two-day event offers free parking and admission for a family friendly crowd.  The Rickie Report shares the information in this article.  Don’t wait to apply!  Spaces are filling up for fine art, handcrafts, and jewelry! Remember, this is just before Mother’s Day! There is NO application fee.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

This is a beautiful and high visibility setting just off U.S. HWY 1. The event is situated on white asphalt with easy load in and load out for most of the venue, and plenty of free public & exhibitor parking in the parking garage and on street parking just steps away! It also features a generally well-off financially demographic of people just before Mother’s Day weekend!

 

 

 This is a daytime event. Saturday 10 am to 5 pm and Sunday 10 am to 4 pm. Set up will begin Friday 11 am to 6 pm and again Saturday morning 7 am to 10 am. There will be over-night hired, insured, armed security Friday and Saturday nights. 

A Celebration of Life,

Arts & Crafts

and

the Human Spirit

Florida Art & Craft Festivals

 

 

 

 

APPLY  NOW:

www.artandcraftexpo.com

Call for more details:

 

772.492.6105

​Professional ​Event Production ​Companies​

 

 

 

 

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Gallery 526 In Northwood Village Opens Call To Artists For “Color Field” Exhibit

Barbara Ziev‘s Gallery 526 is a dream come true not only for her, but also for the arts community, as the energy and vibe of Northwood Village shares inspiration and contagious cultural joy!  Gallery 526 represents emerging and established artists from local, national, and international locales.  The Rickie Report shares the Call To Artists for the next exhibit, “Color Field”.  Art media can include, acrylic, oil, oil pastel, mixed media, watercolor, graphite, charcoal, collage, cold wax, encaustic or creative fine art photography.  Deadline to apply is March 25, 2021.

 

 

 

 

526 Northwood Road     West Palm Beach, FL 33407

Phone/Text: 610-428-3943

 

Hours: Wednesday through Saturday 11 am to 5 pm

Or by appointment as requested.

 

 

 

APPLY  NOW :  

“COLOR FIELD” Exhibit

 

 

 

DEADLINE: MARCH 25, 2021

 

DELIVERY BY : MARCH 29, 2021

 

 

Barbara Ziev tells The Rickie Report, “Our goal is to be instrumental in placing our artists’ work in private and public places, including corporate and hospitality venues. Gallery 526 will represent emerging and known artists. Our services include offering a space for building camaraderie among the artists and their clients.  This is an experiential art gallery, where artists can come to work, create, meet fellow artists or clients, and provide experimental exhibits, presentations, or workshops.  We have a delightful outdoor space for limited workshops.”

 

 

APPLICATION:

 

Email: barbara@gallery526.com :

Artist Name

Address

Phone

Email  up to three (3) entries:  Jpeg image with Artist Name, Title of art, medium, size and desired retail price.

 

DETAILS:

 

  • This will be a visual art exhibit of large canvas or substrates, 36” to 60” or any combination thereof.
  • Small works will not be considered.
  • The medium can include, acrylic, oil, oil pastel, mixed media, watercolor, graphite, charcoal, collage, cold wax, encaustic or creative fine art photography.
  • All work will be selected by a small team of qualified jurors.
  • Entry fee: Art must be available for sale 50% commission to the gallery when sold. Price of work will be mutually agreed upon in advance of show.

 

 

Color field painting is a style of abstract painting that emerged in New York City during the 1940s and 1950s. Color field is characterized primarily by large fields of flat, solid color spread across or stained into the canvas creating areas of unbroken surface and a flat picture plane. The movement places less emphasis on gesture, brushstrokes and action in favor of an overall consistency of form and process. Color field examples include using formats of stripes, targets, simple geometric patterns and references to landscape imagery and to nature.

 

 

For more information about this Call To Artists or placement in Gallery 526: 

Contact Barbara Ziev

526 Northwood Road     West Palm Beach, FL 33407

Phone/Text: 610-428-3943

Email: barbara@gallery526.com 

 

 

 

 

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Danuta Rothschild And Torenzo Gann Are Featured Artists At Palm Beach Art, Antique & Design Showroom. Gallery Open To The Public

We often highlight artists who happen to live locally and are recognized nationally and internationally for their creative genius. Danuta Rothschild and Torenzo Gann happen to hail from Martin County, FL, and their art is being featured at the Palm Beach Art, Antique & Design Showroom’s Spotlight Gallery. The Showroom, located in Lake Worth, is a one-of-a-kind venue offering a unique experience for collectors, designers, curators, art aficionados, and the every day art lover.  The Rickie Report shares the details of their tenure at this exciting art hot spot, the upcomingFuture is Female: Women of the Showroom 2021″ opening on March 18 and a few sneak peeks.  Stop by often, as the artwork changes monthly.  Tell them The Rickie Report sent you! 

 

 

 

 

Palm Beach Art, Antique & Design Showroom

 

 

 

 

 

500 N. Dixie Highway      Lake Worth, FL 33460

561.229.0046

info@palmbeachdesignshowroom.com       www.palmbeachdesignshowroom.com

 

 

Hours:  Tuesday – Saturday 10am-6 pm
Closed Sunday and Monday

 

 

 

DANUTA      ROTHSCHILD

 

 

&

 

 

TORENZO      GANN

 

 

 

Torenzo Gann and Danuta Rothschild wearing their Covid-19 masks

 

 

Future  is  Female:  Women  of  the  Showroom  2021  

 

Women’s History Month

 

 

VIP Exhibition Opening Night:

Thursday, March 18    4-7  pm

 

On view:    March 18 – April 22

To RSVP please email Angelica@palmbeachdesignshowroom.com 

FREE and Open to the public

 

 

Palm Beach Art, Antique & Design Showroom is a one-of-a-kind venue that embodies a Year-Round Art Fair atmosphere, with a community mindset for Artists, Galleries and Design Studios. Their 25,000 square foot space provides a unique experience for collectors, designers, curators, art aficionados and the everyday art consumer. Come and enjoy year-round exhibitions, lectures, events and pop ups, extending the boundaries of meaningful art exhibitions and fostering a public engagement in our community.

 

 

The public is invited to browse the Luxury Showroom for a diversity of fine art, antiques, sculpture, glass and design objects from a wide range of domestic and international galleries.  It is backed by the Palm Beach Show Group, the leading full-service show production in the nation, specializing in world-class fine art, antique & jewelry shows from coast to coast. This provides an unparalleled experience for exhibitors and attendees. With a carefully cultivated Showroom, the staff continues to cater to both seasoned and new collectors- offering the opportunity to attend unique events, connect with international and emerging artists, and shop for the unique, the rare and the one-of-a-kind.

 

 

  “The End of the Reel” by Danuta Rothschild

 

 

 

Join us this March as we celebrate and honor Women’s History month. This exhibition features and commends the vital role of women artists in our Showroom. As we amplify women’s voices in the art world, we are pleased to celebrate the past, inform the present and inspire the future. Guests can browse a broad range of mediums and genres from all of our participating Artists.

 

 

 

“ This Closeup Matters “  by Danuta Rothschild

 

 

 

Danuta Rothschild tells The Rickie Report, “While I am creating my art, I step into a space that allows me to connect with the Universe…to tap into the unknown.  My intention is that the viewer will not only see carefully chosen colors, images, shadow and light, but will step with me into the magic of the moment…that they will feel the excitement of unplanned surprised that show up on the canvas.  This is the excitement that fulfills me when I am creating.”

 

 

 

Danuta Rothschild with “The World Dances”

 

 

Danuta Rothschild is an internationally known, respected award winning artist.  She was a Featured Artist at the most recent Palm Beach Art Show at the Palm Beach Convention Center (February,2021), and her works are included in “Celebrating 40 Years of Arts4All  Florida”,  a rigorously juried exhibition being shown at the Florida Capitol 22nd Floor Gallery in Tallahassee now through  March 26, 2021.  A native of Poland, she has lived in California and is now located in Stuart, FL.  Danuta’s works have been shown in prestigious museums in Poland, France, Bosnia, and the United States, where she participated in numerous exhibits in CA.  Having appeared in TV shows world wide, she has become an established artist with much respect.  Danuta’s artworks are in public and private collections throughout the world. You can see her artwork at the Elliott Museum or the Martin County Open Studio Tour taking place this weekend, March 6-7.

 

 

 

The scope of Danuta’s artistry is diverse and provocative, as they weave an historical tapestry, including her own take on the Masters.  An artist of considerable stature, Danuta created several series of paintings covering a wide range of subjects.  In her “Art About Art” series, she portrays her favorite painters (Cezanne, Picasso, Rembrandt, Van Gogh, and Modigliani) combining portraits with elements of their well-known works.  Half homage, half subtle mischief, these whimsical paintings reveal more about Danuta to the viewer.

 

 

 

Untitled by Danuta Rothschild

 

 

 

Her art provides a sense of social commentary about relevant issues, both spiritual and profound.  It is rare to see the intensity of emotion, scope of subject matter, and true understanding of the human psyche and spirit as she sees it.  Danuta can take soul-wrenching subjects and make them palatable and magical, while allowing us to ask the pertinent questions that moves us to go deeper within ourselves, revealing new understandings.

 

 

 

 

 

 

Mixed media “Cancel Culture” by Torenzo Gann

 

 

 

Torenzo Gann’s Artist Statement tells us everything about his creative process:

I am compelled.

I am driven.

I must create!

I see art everywhere. On sidewalks, reflections in storefront windows, shadow designs falling on the ground or embracing the side of a building. I see clouds as moving sculptures.

I produce thousands of photographs. Some, to use as a reference for a painting… others because they tell a story or ask a question and invite me to create a painting.

As an artist, I believe I have a responsibility to also create works of art that bring attention to important societal issues such as chemicals as food additives, toxic chemicals used in the industrialized production of crops, and genetic engineering. I’m also concerned about the current trend in America to whitewash our history in order to oblige the politically correct community.

I feel a deep responsibility and calling to create works of art that reveal and contemplate the beauty in the everyday objects we all find around us in this amazing universe created by God.

Art is everywhere! If you look for it, you’ll see it!

I believe God has created an amazing universe! As God is the original Creator, He created EVERYONE with the ability to create…everyone! If you’re one of the millions of people who believe they cannot create or are not creative, I challenge your belief and encourage you to step out of your comfort zone and CREATE something. I believe you can do it! We all start at the beginning. Let the fun begin! Soon…you’ll be seeing art everywhere.

 

 

 

“Gate Hook, Barbados” by Torenzo Gann

 

 

 

Torenzo Gann is an internationally known, award winning fine-artist, photographer, and commercial art film producer. A native of Michigan, he majored in illustration at Kendall College of Art and Design, Grand Rapids.  After successfully completing his first year, Torenzo left Kendall to pursue his own studies in the areas of painting, photography, and filmmaking.

 

 

After twenty years of creating art, Torenzo abandoned his love of creating art to confront a personal crisis caused by his alcoholism. As a result of his experience receiving treatment and getting sober, he chose to become a certified counselor so that he could help others who struggle with alcoholism and other drug addictions. When he was able to help a patient achieve a major breakthrough, it was an exhilarating moment! He recalls “nothing I’ve ever created has given me such satisfaction and joy!” It would be another twenty years later before he returned to the world of physically creating art.

 

 

 

“Tulips and Salt Air” by Torenzo Gann

 

 

Torenzo has exhibited in several national shows and has garnered attention at the exclusive ArtSynergy/ ArtPalmBeach International Art Fair by juror Eric Weiss, Curator of the Picasso Museum in Barcelona, Spain (January 2019).  In September 2019, two recent works, “Wall Switch, St. Petersburg” and “Obelisk, Bonaire” selected by Juror, Jack Rasmussen, Director, Katzen Gallery, American University, Washington, D.C. for inclusion in the Will’s Creek Exhibition of Fine Art.

 

 

 

“Above and Below” by Torenzo Gann

 

 

In November 2019, he was one of only 54 artists selected from over 500 entrants to be juried into the prestigious All Florida Art Show produced by the Martin County Cultural Arts Council. Juror, Ehern Gerhard, Arts Exhibitions Director for the Centers for the Arts in Bonita Springs, FL. commented on Torenzo’s piece, “The Last Roundup”, as a work bringing awareness and attention to the toxic chemicals used and found in America’s agriculture, and awarded it Honorable Mention. His participation in juried exhibits and awards are numerous. Torenzo is a published artist ( Millionaire Magazine 1987, Architectural Digest 1986, Northwood University 1986, Designer’s Quarterly 1984-85, Palm Beach Life 1984-85, Kodak Quarterly Report 1977) and his artistry can be found in private, corporate and public collections.  Torenzo’s ceaseless quest for seeing and creating art is his unconstrained passion. He eagerly awaits to see what the universe offers.  Torenzo is also affiliated with the American Impressionist Society. His work can be seen at the Elliott Museum and the Martin County Open Studio Tour taking place this weekend, March 6 & 7.

 

 

 

 

For more information about the Showroom or Exhibit:

 

Danuta Rothschild:

danutastudio.com

danutastudio@yahoo.com

 772-2336020

 

 

Torenzo Gann

torenzoart.com

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Vero Beach Art Club Announces Spring Classes And Workshops For Adults And Children. Public Invited To “Homecoming Exhibit & Gift Show”, “Under The Oaks”, And “Inspired By 2020”

The Vero Beach Art Club‘s energy is contagious! New Art Classes and Workshops for Spring 2021 are being offered both On-Line and In-Person.  Reserve your spot for a myriad of classes (Portrait, Figurative, Intro to Art any medium, Limited Oil Palette for Beginners, Loose Abstract Figurative).  Reservations are preferred for Workshops (Mask Making for kids, Mask Making for adults), and walk-ins are welcome.  Visit the “Homecoming Exhibit & Gift Show” (NOW through March 19); “Under The Oaks” prestigious Art Fair (March 12,13,14); “Inspired by 2020” (Opens on Friday, April 2 during the First Friday Gallery Art Stroll and continues through May 14, 2021).  New members are always welcome to join this vibrant artist networking organization!  The Rickie Report shares the details about all of these events and a few sneak peeks.  See you in Vero!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

NEW Art Classes & Workshops for Spring 2021

 

On-Line and In Person Classes

 

Vero Beach Art Club

 

1903 14th Ave., Vero Beach, FL. 32960

 

 

 

 

C l a s s e s:

 

Loose Abstract Figurative

Loose Abstract Figurative—PART 2

 

 

Wednesday’s March 17 — April 21, 2021

Instructor: Victoria Gomez Mayol

Cost: $75 Members & $170 Non Member

 

 

 

The Limited Palette – Oil (Beginners)

 

Tuesday’s March 2, – March 30, 2021

Instructor: Cathleen Hahn

Cost: $150 Members & $170 Non Member

 

 

 

Online Introduction to Art – Any Medium

 

Thursday’s  March 25, 2021 – April 22, 2021

Instructor: Susan Miller

Cost: $150 Members & $170 Non Member

 

 

 

Open Studios: Figurative Life

 

Monday’s, 12 pm -3 pm

Moderator: Isabel Garrett

Member Price: $10.00 Non Member Price: $15.00

 

Open Studios: Portrait Life

 

Friday’s,   9:30 am-12 pm

Moderator: Marie Morrow

Member Price: $10.00 Non Member Price: $15.00

 

To Enroll:  Vero Beach Art Club      772-217-3345

info@verobeachartclub.org

https://www.verobeachartclub.org/classes-art-club-annex

 

 

 

W o r k s h o p s:

 

 

 

 

 

 

Become a Mascherari – Mask Making For Adults

 

Saturday, March 20, 2021   12 pm -3 pm

Instructor: Ann Dozetos & Cheryl Franklin

Cost: Adults $20 Members & $25 Non Member

 

 

Become a Mascherari – Mask Making For Kids

 

Saturday, March 27, 2021    12 pm -2 pm

Instructor: Ann Dozetos & Cheryl Franklin

Cost: Children $15 Members & $20 Non Member

 

 

To Enroll:  Vero Beach Art Club      772-217-3345

info@verobeachartclub.org

https://www.verobeachartclub.org/classes-art-club-annex

 

 

 

 

HOMECOMING   EXHIBIT   &   GIFT   SHOW

NOW Through March 19, 2021

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

UNDER  THE  OAKS

Friday March 12, 2021  9 am – 5 pm

Saturday March 13, 2021   9 am – 5 pm

Sunday March 14, 2021   10 am – 4 pm

 

 

FREE Admission And OPEN To The PUBLIC

UNDER THE OAKS is the largest event and fundraiser of the Vero Beach Art Club.  Held each year in March this show gathers over 200 artists from around the nation and beyond to exhibit at this highly respected juried show. Voted in the Top 200 Art Shows in the Nation by Art Fair Source Book and in the Top 200 Art Shows in Florida by Sunshine Artist. Over 50,000 visitors attend this popular crowd favorite in shady Riverside Park.

LOCATION:

Riverside Park in Vero Beach, FL (Orchid Island)  Riverside Park is a city regulated property. The Art Show does not allow animals in the park or left unattended in vehicles so remember to leave your pets comfortably at home please

 

 

APRIL  EXHIBIT 

“Inspired By 2020” Exhibit

 

 

Art image courtesy of Vero Beach Art Club

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

About The Vero Beach Art Club:

 

The Vero Beach Art Club, formed in 1936, is an independent, non-profit organization serving its members and the Vero Beach art community through, education, exhibitions, social events and monthly meetings with special programs and guest artists.

The public is always welcome to attend our monthly meetings.

Our Events are free to attend and open to the public.

They feature many of our talented artists.

Also be sure to see our Artists Gallery with artwork for sale by our members.

 

 

Click HERE for more Information ~

 

 

The Art Club Annex

1791 Old Dixie Highway, Vero Beach, FL.

Annex Phone Number: 772-217-3345

 

 


 

 

For information about classes, workshops, virtual events, exhibits, membership opportunities please visit:

www.verobeachartclub.org

 

 

 

 

 

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

17019 SW Sapri Way   Port St. Lucie, FL 34986

 

 

City Of Boynton Beach Art in Public Places Presents 5th International Kinetic Art Exhibit Saturday, March 6 & Sunday, March 7. Free And Open To The Public

The City of Boynton Beach‘s Art in Public Places program brings the 5th Kinetic Art Exhibit, showcasing international, national, and local luminaries on Saturday, March 6 and Sunday, March 7.  The FREE Events take place outdoors and indoors, with opportunities to interact with the displays and speak with the artists.  A special Artist Meet and Greet Panel Discussion takes place on Saturday. Explore Smartphone Augmented Reality (AR), meet 6 “Karibu” artists, experience kinetic art in new ways! How exciting that this family friendly event takes place in our backyard!  Check out the Pinwheel Youth Art Contest, enjoy live music and food trucks.  ASL Interpreted tours begin at 1:00 p.m. (Saturday & Sunday).  The Rickie Report shares the details and a few sneak peeks. Kudos to the hard working committee who put this together. We are proud to be a media sponsor!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

2021     KINETIC     ART     EXHIBIT

Saturday, March 6, 2021   9 am – 6 pm

Sunday, March 7, 2021   11 am – 4 pm 

 

 

 

 

 Interactive Kinetic sculpture: “The Healing Heart”by  Rubem Robierb

 

 

Meet the Artists Panel Discussion

Saturday, March 6     11:30 am

 

Panel discussion with Artists: Adrian Landon, Rubem Robierb, Lloyd Goradesky and Trina Slade Burks. The Panel will be moderated by longtime ABC newsman, Sam Champion.

 

 

 

Outdoor   Sculpture   Exhibit:

 

 

City of Boynton Beach – City Hall – 100 E. Ocean Avenue

Open 24/7    Self guided walking tour

Get your free map or app: IntlKineticArtEvent.org.  

 

Let Love Guide Your Way”by Lloyd Goradesky

 

What is Kinetic Art? Kinetic Art is a form of art that depends on movement for its effect. The word kinetic means relating to motion. Since the early 20th Century, artists have been incorporating movement into art. This has been partly to explore the possibilities of movement, partly to introduce the element of time, partly to reflect the importance of the machine and technology in the modern world and partly to explore the nature of vision.

 

 

 

Outdoor  Sculptures:

 

 

 

“Karibu”   Pole   Spinners

 

 

 

Indoor Kinetic art by  Ron Agam

 

 

Indoor   Sculpture  Exhibit:

 

 Boynton Beach Arts & Cultural Center – 125 E. Ocean Avenue

 

 

 

As the first major events in the newly renovated Cultural Center, the two-day exhibition of kinetically inspired work will be presented in the beautiful 4,000-square-foot entertainment space that can safely welcome 130 people (Masks Required).

 

Artists include: Adrian Landon, Ron Agam, Joel Amit (Blue Gallery); Olga Duenas; Kimon Fotaidis; Brookheart Jonqui; Oliver Haligon (Haligon Fine Art); Marco Mahler; Debbie Mostel Designs; Kyle Poyser; Luissa Russo; Darren Miller; Frank Hyder; Lloyd Goradesky; and Ana Giovinazzo.   Mobiles, op art, and at least eight of Frank Hyder’s giant two-faced inflatable heads will be on display.

 

 

 

 

“How the Universe Began by Debbie Mostel Designs

 

 

 

 

 

Weekend Art Experiences:

 

 

The FREE Outdoor and Indoor Exhibits brings meaningful and playful public art by prominent Kinetic artists from around the world, which reflect a variety of styles and modes of movement. Masks are required. Limited parking is available on East Ocean Ave. Lots of the additional parking is available in the lots to the north and east of the Arts & Cultural Center with entrances from Boynton Beach Blvd or SE 1st Street.

 

 

For more information, please visit:

 https://www.boynton-beach.org/kinetic.

 

 

 

 

 

 

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

17019 SW Sapri Way   Port St. Lucie, FL 34986