Fiber And Mixed Media Artist Andrea Huffman Announces: Exhibit That Benefits Dune Restoration, Free Family Activities, Presentation And Workshop Now Through February, 2022

Catching up with fiber and mixed media artist, Andrea Huffman means putting on your running shoes and getting out your calendar! Andrea will donate 20% of sales from her Exhibit “Listening To The Sky” at BACA (Bailey Contemporary Arts) Exhibit for the Dune Restoration Project on Pompano Beach in conjunction with South Florida Audubon (NOW through February 23, 2022). The public is invited to a docent led tour and family activity on Saturday, December 11, 2021. Space is limited! On Saturday, December 18, 2021 enjoy a FREE “Creative Making Event” at the Blanche Ely House. Andrea will host as a Guest Presenter at BACA on the evening on Thursday, January 20, 2022 for “Citizen Science: Bird Banding in Paradise” and “Planting for Life”. Create your own bird print on Saturday, February 19, 2022 at BACA.  The Rickie Report shares ALL of the details and some SNEAK PEEKS.

Andrea Huffman is intrigued with the small nuances in nature, the interdependence within every aspect of the natural world and its relationship to humanity.

 

 

 

Bailey Contemporary Arts

 

41 NE 1st Street, Pompano Beach, FL 33060

 

20% of sales from this Exhibit

Will be donated to the Dune Restoration Project on Pompano Beach

In conjunction with South Florida Audubon

 

 

 

 

The public is invited to a docent led tour on

Saturday, December 11, 2021

10-11 AM

 

 

 

 

Exhibit is NOW through February 23, 2022

 

 

Gallery Hours:  Tuesday – Friday  10  – 6     Saturday  10  – 4 

 

Made Possible with the support of:

 

 

 

 

“Flame” by Andrea Huffman

 

 

 

“My work draws upon both fine art and craft traditions, as well as contemporary innovations. I create works of art on fabric to connect viewers to my personal experiences and observations of my environment”. 

 

 

 

(Photo courtesy of lafamialdebroward.com)

1600 NW 6th Avenue, Pompano Beach, FL 33060

 

 

Saturday, December 18, 2021

FREE  “Creative Making Event”  &  Docent  Led  Tour

 

 

REGISTER  HERE

Space is limited!

 

 

“I seek to actively engage each viewer in a visual dialogue about our connectedness to the natural world and the desire to preserve its beauty”.

 

 Bailey Contemporary Arts

 

41 NE 1st Street, Pompano Beach, FL 33060

 

 

 

 

 

 

“Lizard Boogie Woogie” by Andrea Huffman

 

 

GUEST  PRESENTATION  BY:

 

 ANDREA  HUFFMAN

 

 

“Citizen Science: Bird Banding in Paradise”

and

“Planting for Life”

Thursday, January 20, 2022

 7 – 8 pm

 

 

 

 

Create a Bird Print with Andrea Huffman

BIRD   PRINT -A- THON

 

Saturday, February 19, 2022

 10:30 am  – 1  pm

 

 

REGISTER  HERE

 

 

 

Bird Montage by Andrea Huffman

 

 

About Andrea Huffman:

After attending the High School of Art and Design in New York City, Andrea Huffman moved to Florida, and received a Master’s Degree in Art Education from Florida International University.  She taught art for 31 years in Broward County Public Schools and retired from full time teaching in 2011 to pursue her own art practice.  Ms. Huffman has since exhibited locally and nationally in solo, juried, and group shows.  Receiving several awards for her work, including several Broward County Creative Investment Grants, Ms. Huffman was selected as one of only two Florida art educators for the first State Teachers Artist in Residence (STAR) program at the Hermitage Artist Retreat in Sarasota, awarded through the Florida Alliance for Arts Education in 2011.  She continues to share her passion for art through new teaching opportunities, including The Boca Museum Art School, Bailey Contemporary Art in Pompano (where she is a resident studio artist), as well as various other guilds and art centers throughout Florida.  Ms. Huffman is a member of the Surface Design Association and a co-founder of 6 Hands Collaborative, where she creates, exhibits, curates, and teaches art in collaboration with other artists.

 

 

 

For more information about these workshops, exhibits, classes and her artwork:

www.andreahuffman.com

 

 

 

 

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Bailey Contemporary Arts (BaCa) And Ali Cultural Arts Center Offer A Variety Of Workshops On December 4, 2021 And Through January, 2021. Give The Gift Of Creativity With A Workshop Or Class

Creativity is alive at Bailey Contemporary Arts (BaCA) and Ali Cultural Arts Center in Pompano Beach!  Check out the new  workshops: It’s in the Bag Workshop” or “Fabric Fusion Collage Workshop” or Fortunes and Love Letters Workshop” with Artist-in-Residence, Andrea Huffman; “Free Flow Drawing Space”  for teens & adults (free); “Nature/Nurture: Pathways to Nature Journaling” with Autumn Kioti; “Introduction to Drawing and Art History” and Floral Design 101″ The Rickie Report shares the details and urges you to register NOW! Some classes are Free!  Holiday reminder – Consider a gift certificate to one of these classes!

 

 

 

 

 

L E T ‘S       G E T       C R E A T I V E !  

 

 

Bailey Contemporary Arts

 

41 NE 1st Street, Pompano Beach, FL 33060

 

 

  DECEMBER  4,  2021  

&

JANUARY,  2022          SCHEDULE:

 

 

 

“It’s in the Bag Workshop”

December 4, 2021    11 am – 3 pm    $35

 

 

 

 

 

Bailey Contemporary Arts Center

 

 

This workshop is led by Artist in Residence Andrea Huffman. Reduce your need for plastic while making a fashion statement at the farmers market or beach, with your own original fabric tote bag. Each participant will design a large canvas zipper tote bag using various fabric paints, photo transfers, stamps and stencils. A variety of techniques will offer a wide range of options to create a functional work of art! 

 

“Fabric Fusion Collage Workshop”

January 8, 2022   11 am – 2  pm    $30

 

 

Bailey Contemporary Arts Center

 

 

This workshop will be led by Artist-in-Resident Andrea Huffman. Participants will create a “painting” from fabric, based on a drawing, photograph, or their own design. Following a brief discussion about color choices and composition, shapes will be cut out from various fabrics that have been treated with an iron-on adhesive. These pieces will be arranged in the composition and ironed on to a background fabric. The design can be embellished with hand-embroidery or fabric markers. The completed fabric collage will be matted and ready to frame. 

 

“Fortunes and Love Letters Workshop”

January 29  11 am – 2 pm  $30

 

 

 

Bailey Contemporary Arts Center

 

 

This workshop will be led by Artist-in-Resident Andrea Huffman. Celebrate Valentine’s Day and the Lunar New Year with tea and fortune cookies, while you create a unique mixed media artwork. After a brief discussion about color and composition, we’ll incorporate the Fortunes, along with a variety of postage stamps and an assortment of Valentine ephemera into collages on a canvas panel. Color will be layered by applying paint with stencils, sponges and rubber stamps. Original works of art can be a beautiful reminder of the Words of Wisdom in your fortune, or an expression of admiration for special someone. 

 

 

O N G O I N G       MONTHLY     W O R K S H O P S

 

 

Drawing Space

Second   Saturdays   1 – 3 pm  FREE   

 

 

 

Bailey Contemporary Arts Center

 

 

Come to Bailey Contemporary Arts for an afternoon of free flow drawing. Bring your sketchbook and favorite drawing tools like pencil, charcoal, ink and markers, and spend two hours drawing a live model. Whether you are curious about drawing, want to practice your skills, or simply unwind, spend time doodling, meeting new people and forgetting about the outside world; this Drawing Space is for you. 

Drawing Space is a free 2-hour, monthly activity for teens and adults in the community to spend time drawing live models in a variety of props and costumes. Participants bring their own sketchbooks and drawing materials to work on their drawings. They are welcome to share their final drawings, participate as models and bring additional props. No prior experience needed. 

We welcome performance art and theater students, who also want to practice their pose and prop techniques as part of Drawing Space.

 

 

Nature/Nurture: Pathways to Nature Journaling

Third Fridays    6 – 8:30 pm    $30  

 

 

Bailey Contemporary Arts Center

 

 

This monthly 2.5-hour workshop explores the dynamics of nature drawing and creative writing. Join Autumn Kioti, a trained naturalist and environmental educator, visual artists and storyteller, in a journey to the crossroads of art, ecology and exploration. In this workshop, participants have the opportunity to draw a variety of objects and artifacts found in nature, using watercolor, pencil and ink, along with alternative and creative painting methods.  Workshops include watercolor sketch pad to take home. Adults. No experience necessary. 16 students max.

 

 

 

Introduction to Drawing and Art History

Third Saturdays    10 am – 1 pm    $25   

 

 

Bailey Contemporary Arts Center

 

 

Introduction to Drawing and Art History is a monthly 3-hour workshop, where students learn how to create compelling still-life images with charcoal or graphite inspired by the composition, technique and observation of specific periods in Art History. Each session focuses on short fragments of the history of art, creating a quick and dynamic timeline that reviews the most relevant elements and influences in art, while enriching the mind and providing inspiration for still-life compositions. While it is recommended to take various workshops to enhance the art history and technique aspects of each lesson, students have the option to take workshops independently, for each session is designed to work autonomously reviewing basic elements of drawing, perspective and composition.

 

 

“Floral Design 101”

Second Saturdays    12:15 pm 

Ali Cultural Arts Center

 

Ali Cultural Arts Center

353 Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Blvd.    Pompano Beach, FL 33060

954-786-7877 • aliarts.org

 

 

This budget-friendly design workshop offers a basic introduction to flower arrangement: no experience necessary. Come as you are and leave with a floral design to share with your friends and family! Each workshop focuses on a different topic, where you will work alongside our seasoned instructors to create a different style of seasonal fresh flower arrangement. You will learn some basic elements of floral design, enough to be able to replicate this simple arrangement on your own. We’ll also discuss how to care for flowers to achieve long lasting freshness. Sign up for the topics and designs that interest you most and fit into your schedule. At the end of each workshop, you will have a stylish arrangement to take home and enjoy or give as a gift. 

 

For more information visit, www.pompanobeacharts.org or call 954-545-7800

 

 

 

 

Bailey Contemporary Arts is located at 41 NE 1st Street, Pompano Beach, FL 33060

www.baileyarts.org

 

Ali Cultural Arts Center

353 Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Blvd.  Pompano Beach, FL 33060

954-786-7877 • aliarts.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

 

 

Bailey Contemporary Arts (BaCa) Announces Autumn Workshops: Fall Foliage Cards, Gratitude Journals, Holiday Cards, Nature Journals And Drawing, And More For Adults And Teens

Get creative at Bailey Contemporary Arts (BaCA) in Pompano Beach with some exciting new workshops: Fall Foliage Cards, Gratitude Journals, Holiday Cards, Nature Journals And Drawing. Learn with Artist-in-Residence, Andrea Huffman and with Nature/Nurture Journaling guru, Autumn Kioti. The Rickie Report shares the details and urges you to register NOW! Some classes are Free!

 

 

 

Bailey Contemporary Arts

 

41 NE 1st Street, Pompano Beach, FL 33060

 

 

 

 

L E T ‘S       G E T       C R E A T I V E !  

 

  OCTOBER   &  NOVEMBER

SCHEDULE:

 

 

Workshops    with   Andrea    Huffman:

 

 

Saturday, October 2       11 am – 1pm  $30

Fall Foliage Greeting Cards Workshop

 

 

 

This workshop is led by Artist-in-Residence Andrea Huffman. Create one-of-a-kind monoprints on blank notecards using plants stencils and other everyday objects. This is a fun, creative, spontaneous process, requiring no previous art experience. Each print is a delightful surprise of layers of colors and shapes. 

 

 

 

Saturday, October 30          11 am – 2 pm       $30

Gratitude Journals Workshop 

 

 

 

 

This workshop is led by Artist-in-Residence Andrea Huffman. Create a colorful, original fabric covered journal with hand-paint watercolor paper pages. a variety of design techniques, including stenciling, stamping, and painting will be taught to create interesting effects. Fabric cover can be embellished with stamps and a selection of threads, ribbons and other embellishments can be used to make each journal truly unique. A beautiful way to record your dreams, memories and aspirations! 

 

 

Saturday, November 13      11 am – 2 pm      $30

Hand Printed Holiday Cards Workshop

 

 

 

 

 

This workshop is led by Artist in Residence Andrea Huffman. This year skip the box cards and send your friends and loved ones an original work of art in celebration of the Winter Holiday Season. Each student will design and carve an original stamp to print on cards and envelopes. Topics such as adding text and multi-color printing will be discussed, to create a unique set of cards to celebrate the season.

 

 

 

O N G O I N G       MONTHLY     W O R K S H O P S

 

 

Drawing Space

Second Saturdays   1 – 3 pm  FREE   (Begins November)

 

 

 

 

 

Come to Bailey Contemporary Arts for an afternoon of free flow drawing. Bring your sketchbook and favorite drawing tools like pencil, charcoal, ink and markers, and spend two hours drawing a live model. Whether you are curious about drawing, want to practice your skills, or simply unwind, spend time doodling, meeting new people and forgetting about the outside world; this Drawing Space is for you. 

Drawing Space is a free 2-hour, monthly activity for teens and adults in the community to spend time drawing live models in a variety of props and costumes. Participants bring their own sketchbooks and drawing materials to work on their drawings. They are welcome to share their final drawings, participate as models and bring additional props. No prior experience needed. 

We welcome performance art and theater students, who also want to practice their pose and prop techniques as part of Drawing Space.

 

 

 

Nature/Nurture: Pathways to Nature Journaling

Third Fridays    6 – 8:30 pm    $30   (Begins October)

 

 

 

This monthly 2.5-hour workshop explores the dynamics of nature drawing and creative writing. Join Autumn Kioti, a trained naturalist and environmental educator, visual artists and storyteller, in a journey to the crossroads of art, ecology and exploration. In this workshop, participants have the opportunity to draw a variety of objects and artifacts found in nature, using watercolor, pencil and ink, along with alternative and creative painting methods.  Workshops include watercolor sketch pad to take home. Adults. No experience necessary. 16 students max. 

 

 

 

Introduction to Drawing and Art History

Third Saturdays    10 am – 1 pm    $25   (Begins October)

 

Introduction to Drawing and Art History is a monthly 3-hour workshop, where students learn how to create compelling still-life images with charcoal or graphite inspired by the composition, technique and observation of specific periods in Art History. Each session focuses on short fragments of the history of art, creating a quick and dynamic timeline that reviews the most relevant elements and influences in art, while enriching the mind and providing inspiration for still-life compositions. While it is recommended to take various workshops to enhance the art history and technique aspects of each lesson, students have the option to take workshops independently, for each session is designed to work autonomously reviewing basic elements of drawing, perspective and composition.

 

 

 

For more information visit, www.pompanobeacharts.org or call 954-545-7800

 

Bailey Contemporary Arts is located at 41 NE 1st Street, Pompano Beach, FL 33060

www.baileyarts.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

 

 

 

Bailey Contemporary Arts Presents Sculptural Works Of Claire Satin Through February 26. Pompano Beach Cultural Center Features Lori Arbel And Ya La’Ford In March. Public Is Welcome To These Free Exhibits

Art lovers take note!  Bailey Contemporary Arts (BaCA) presents Large Scale Constructions” by  Claire Satin, featuring an overview of the internationally acclaimed artist’s large sculptural works. Satin has had an extensive exhibition and collections history in the U.S. and Europe and is known for her use of a vast range of different materials, mediums and environments to create  notion-challenging artwork (on view until February 26). The Pompano Beach Cultural Center announces two new exhibitions:  Thought Patterns”, by artist Lori Arbel, whose work captivates audiences with intricate layers of ink, paint and other markings applied with numerous mediums on canvas (on view through March 31); and Vantage Point” by Ya La’ford, which features a selection of imposing, welded-steel geometric installations, along with several illustrative works on canvas (on view through April 2).  The Rickie Report shares the details and some sneak peeks.  

 

 

 

 

POMPANO      BEACH      CULTURAL    AFFAIRS      

DEPARTMENT

 

 

 

   P  R  E  S  E  N  T  S:

 

 

 

“Large   Scale   Constructions”

by Claire Satin

At

 

Bailey Contemporary Arts

 

41 NE 1st Street, Pompano Beach, FL 33060

 

 

The exhibition will be on view until February 26

 

 

 

 

“Kanji Rods, Rose” by Claire Satin

 

 

 

Bailey Contemporary Arts (BaCA) is proud to present “Large Scale Constructions” by Claire Satin, featuring an overview of the internationally acclaimed artist’s large sculptural works primarily from the 1980’s and 1990’s. Satin has had an extensive exhibition and collections history in the U.S. and Europe and is known for her use of a vast range of different materials, mediums and environments to create  notion-challenging artwork. 

 

“You don’t want to miss this exhibition,” said Phyllis Korab, Cultural Affairs Director. “Claire Satin is an internationally exhibited and collected artist, and we are extremely excited to provide this showcase of her talent which features her conceptual large-scale sculptures in paper, wood, metal and ink.”  Satin’s work concentrates on the exploration of different mediums breaking the boundaries of traditional sculptures. These art pieces and constructions explore the connection between minimalistic forms while retaining a human connection.

 

Some of the works have been influenced by the artist’s association with her friend and mentor, the composer John Cage (1912-1992) and his concept of indeterminacy and chance operations. The artworks from 1980s and 1990s went through several phases, as they were constantly evolving in form, medium, and their level of minimalism and abstraction.

 

 

“Kanji Rods, Gray” by Claire Satin

 

 

Claire Jeanine Satin is a book artist, sculptor and designer of public art installations with a BA from Sarah Lawrence College and an MFA from Pratt Institute. Her work has been extensively exhibited in the United States and in Europe. She has been a facilitator for the arts in Broward County Florida for many years and is the recipient of many awards and grants including the Louis Comfort Tiffany Grant for Sculpture, an award nomination from the American Academy and Institute of Arts and Letters, two Florida Individual Artists Fellowships, a Karl Vogelstein Grant, a Ruth Cheven Foundation Grant, a Richard A. Florsheim Art Fund Grant, a $15,000 Florida Cultural Consortium Grant, and a Memorial Foundation for Jewish Culture Grant.

 

 

Her works are in the current collections of the Victoria and Albert Museum, London; the Getty Center, Los Angeles, CA; the Museum of Modern Art, New York City; the American Centers in New Delhi and Bombay, India; the Ruth and Marvin Sackner Archives of Concrete and Visual Poetry; and the Library of Congress Rare Books Collection among others.  Claire Jeanine Satin is a South Florida-based artist notable for her book works, sculpture and public art works. She invents new shapes for books, pushing to define the look of a page, the role of words, and how people see them.

 

 

 

Thought Patterns” by Lori Arbel

and

 

 

“Vantage Point” by Ya La’ford

 

 

Arbel’s work will be on view until March 31.

 La’ford’s work will be on view until April 2. 

 

 

At 

Pompano Beach Cultural Center

 

50 W Atlantic Blvd.   Pompano Beach, FL  33060

 

 

 

The Pompano Beach Cultural Center is proud to announce its newest exhibitions, “Thought Patterns”, by artist Lori Arbel, whose work captivates audiences with intricate layers of ink, paint and other markings applied with numerous mediums on canvas. And “Vantage Point” by Ya La’ford. which features a selection of imposing, welded-steel geometric installations, along with several illustrative works on canvas.

 

“Lori is a remarkable talent who employs a dramatic way of creating her art,” said Phyllis Korab, Cultural Affairs Director. “She doesn’t use an easel, but instead she lays the surface on the table of her studio, constantly moving around it, working from each side and angle until the artwork is complete. Creating in this manner allows her the freedom to engage in the piece in its entirety and not from just one perspective.”

 

 

“Love Triangle” by Lori Arbel

 

 

Understanding her signature style is especially important for this exhibition, as her works explore the inner psyche including the monotonous tasks of everyday life.  Using marks and a reduced, neutral palette, the artist delves into thought patterns to question how we connect, respond, and make our mark on the world. Arbel embraces emotional introspection for content; creative expression as dialogue.  Pen and ink lines, handmade paper and geometric shapes allow her to express depth, texture and pattern that result in visually energetic and meditative renderings. The imperfections of the handmade paper and pops of gold illustrate metaphor, transforming sometimes negative energy into something beautiful.

 

 

 

 

Artwork by Ya La’Ford

 

As an installation artist, La’ford is best known for her signature use of wall-to-wall recurring geometric patterns including her highly regarded infusion of hypnotizing LED luminaries. For this exhibition, she will activate the gallery in an all-encompassing fashion, from floor to ceiling, allowing guests to travel through the exhibition by following the lines and intersections in a way that creates meaning for them. 

 

“Ya La’ford’s work challenges viewers to see the patterns and cycles in nature,” said Phyllis Korab, Cultural Affairs Director. “This exhibition becomes a symbolic map of the universe created from her vision which she invites us to explore.”

 

La’ford’s work finds serenity through interconnecting lines, which to her represents a metaphorical journey to communicate humanity’s unseen experiences echoed through diverse but shared accounts. Through La’ford’s work, she finds interest in the role geometry plays in the physical experience and material worlds while the synchronicity of the universe is determined by certain mathematical constants which express themselves in the form of patterns and cycles in nature.

 

 

 

About the City of Pompano Beach Cultural Affairs Department:


The mission of the Cultural Affairs Department is to provide cultural programming that includes visual arts, digital media, music, film, theater, dance, and public art for the enjoyment and enrichment of residents and visitors to Pompano Beach, Broward County, and the greater South Florida area. The department programs and manages the City’s premiere cultural arts venues including the Pompano Beach Cultural Center, Historic Ali Cultural Arts, Bailey Contemporary Arts, Pompano Beach Amphitheater, and the Blanche Ely House. The department also oversees the City’s Public Art Program and the prestigious National Endowment for the Arts’ Our Town grant awarded to the Pompano Beach Crossroads place-making arts initiative.

 

 

 

For more information visit, www.pompanobeacharts.org or call 954-545-7800.

Pompano Beach Cultural Center is located at  50 W Atlantic Blvd.   Pompano Beach, FL  33060

 

Bailey Contemporary Arts is located at 41 NE 1st Street, Pompano Beach, FL 33060

 

 

 

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

 

 

Bailey Contemporary Arts Presents “Building A Feminist Archive: A Showcase Of Cuban Women Photographers In The United States”

Bailey Contemporary Arts (BaCA) presents Building a Feminist Archive: Cuban Women Photographers in the US; a free exhibition that features ten women artists whose works in photography provide a glimpse into diverse histories of migration, community, activism and resistance. The work will be on view in the Central and East Galleries now through December 21, 2019.  The public is welcome to an Artist Talk on Wednesday, December 18.  The Rickie Report shares the details and some sneak peeks.

 

 

 

 

Bailey Contemporary Arts

 

41 NE 1st Street, Pompano Beach, FL 33060

 

 

 

 

Bailey Contemporary Arts Presents:

 

 Building a Feminist Archive:

A Showcase of Cuban Women Photographers in the United States

 

 

Exhibit Available Now– December 21   

FREE Admission

Artist Talk:

Wednesday, December 18  

6 pm

 

FEATURED ARTISTS:

 

Aurora de Armendi

Carlotta Boettcher

María Magdalena Campos-Pons

Coco Fusco

Nereida García Ferraz

Silvia Lizama

María Martínez-Cañas

Yali Romagoza

Gladys Triana

Juana Valdés

 

 

 

 

 

 

Yali Romagoza. “Meditating my way out of Capitalism and Communism.12410 days of Isolation.2018.-Photo-Geandy Pavon

 

 

This exhibition is presented as part of the launching activities of Women Photographers International Archive (WOPHA), an emerging organization dedicated to research, promotion, support and education on the role of women, and those identified as women, in photography. It is curated by Aldeide Delgado, art historian and curator whose project Catalog of Cuban Women Photographers collates, for the first time, the works of Cuban women photographers from the 19th Century to the present.

 

“U.S-based female Cuban artists have flourished as a result of a more openly creative environment which they now live,” said Phyllis Korab, Cultural Affairs Director. “The photographs freely explore their experiences without censure.”  Archives have traditionally functioned as repositories that legitimize a patriarchal construction of history. These spaces have been confined to institutions with very restrictive access where only a few have the privilege of interpreting its documents.  How can the framework of feminism help to explore and reconstruct historical narratives?

 

Aldeide Delgado at-Miami Biennale. Photo Pedro Avendaño

 

 

 

Photography played a fundamental role in the feminist art movement of the late 1960s, in large part because of its accessibility and its direct engagement of political and social issues. By using photography, women artists found a powerful tool to deconstruct the male gaze and to bring private themes into public discussion. Also, photography was a non-traditional medium- a recent one in comparison to painting and sculpture- that expanded the definition of fine arts and incorporated diverse artistic possibilities.

 

 


Nereida Garcia-Ferraz. “El picnic”

 

 

 

Building a Feminist Archive: Cuban Women Photographers in the US shows the varied contributions of Cuban women artists living and working in the United States since the seventies, when the concept of a collective “Latino” identity became crucial. These artists started to attend art schools and found themselves inspired by and responding to the social movements of their time. They created new images of their communities and examined pluricultural experiences challenging the notion of being exclusively Cuban or American. This show reveals artwork rarely seen or exhibited, and at the same time promotes reflection on the social, cultural and political identities of Cuban Women Artists in the United States within the current discussion of Latinx art.

 

 

 

ABOUT THE ARTISTS:

Aurora de Armendi is an interdisciplinary artist. She studied at The Cooper Union School of Art (BFA, 2005) and The University of Iowa (MFA, 2009). In 2016, she completed artist residencies at Anderson Ranch Arts Center (Colorado) and Jamaica Flux (Queens), and was a finalist for the Cintas Foundation Fellowship Awards in Visual Arts. Her work has been included on group exhibitions at the Bronx Biennial (NY, 2013), International Print Center (NY, 2009, 2012 and 2013), The Center for Book Arts (NY, 2013) as well as in cities in the United States, Iceland, Hungary, Argentina, Cuba among others.

 

Carlotta Boettcher pursued her higher education in areas of Philosophy, and Art History at the University of Madrid from 1963 to 1968, and later in Printmaking at the Ecole Nationale des Beaux Arts (Paris, 1968-1971). She earned a BA in Fine Arts with an emphasis on Photography and an MA in Film and Visual Anthropology at San Francisco State University (1977-1985). Her work has been included in the Tucson Museum of Art, New Mexico Museum of Art, and was more recently selected three years in a row for photography awards by AI-AP Latin American Fotografia (2017,2018 and 2019).

 

María Magdalena Campos-Pons is an interdisciplinary artist working on photography, performance, painting, sculpture, film, and video. She has had solo exhibitions at MoMA, the Indianapolis Museum of Art, and the Peabody Essex Museum, among other distinguished institutions. She has participated in the Venice Biennale, the Dakar Biennale, Johannesburg Biennial, and Documenta 14. In 2017 she received the endowed Cornelius Vanderbilt Chair at Vanderbilt University in Nashville, Tennessee. Campos-Pons’ works are in over 30 museum collections including the Smithsonian Institution, The Whitney, the Art Institute of Chicago, the National Gallery of Canada, the Victoria and Albert Museum, MoMA, and The Museum of Fine Arts (Boston).

 

Coco Fusco is an interdisciplinary artist and writer. She is a recipient of a 2018 Rabkin Prize for Art Criticism, a 2016 Greenfield Prize, a 2013 Guggenheim Fellowship, among others. She has participated in outstanding events such as the 56th Venice Biennale, Basel Unlimited, Frieze Special Projects, two Whitney Biennials (2008 and 1993), the Sydney Biennale, and The Johannesburg Biennial. Her works have also been shown at MoMA, The Walker Art Center, KW Institute of Contemporary Art and the Museum of Contemporary Art in Barcelona. Fusco received her B.A. in Semiotics from Brown University (1982), her M.A. in Modern Thought and Literature from Stanford University (1985) and her Ph.D. in Art and Visual Culture from Middlesex University (2007).

 

Nereida García Ferraz is a painter, photographer and video maker who graduated from the School of the Art Institute of Chicago. She has received the Ford Foundation Grant (1994), Illinois Arts Council Visual Arts Fellowship (1985, 1986, 1989), MacArthur Foundation Media Grant (1994) as well as The Richard Diebenkorn Teaching Fellowship from the San Francisco Art Institute (2000 – 2001). She co-produced and directed the award winner video-documentary “Ana Mendieta: Fuego de Tierra.” The film is in the collection of MoMA, Guggenheim Museum, Yale University, San Francisco Art Institute and many others Museums and Universities around the world.

 

Silvia Lizama received her BFA degree from Barry University, and her MFA from Rochester Institute of Technology in Rochester, New York. Having exhibited in South Florida since 1978, her hand-colored photographs have gained national and international attention and have been included in prestigious exhibitions and collections. Major awards include the Southern Arts Federation/NEA Regional Visual Arts Fellowship Grant (1993) and the South Florida Cultural Consortium Fellowship for Visual and Media Artists (1992 and 2015), among others. In 1999 she completed a Miami Dade Art in Public Places commission for the Exhibition room of the Trailhead Arrival Facility at Deering Estate in Miami, Florida.

 

María Martínez-Cañas attended the Philadelphia College of Art (BFA, 1982) and the School of the Art Institute of Chicago (MFA, 1984). Her career has been marked by an insatiable drive to experiment with different photographic techniques. Martínez-Cañas has been nominated for a Pollock-Krasner Foundation grant and has been the recipient of many awards and grants, including a National Endowment for the Arts grant (1988) and a Civitella Ranieri Foundation fellowship (2014) in Umbertide, Italy. Her photographs are in private and public collections, including the Los Angeles County Museum of Art, Lowe Art Museum, University of Miami, and Museum of Modern Art and Whitney Museum of American Art in New York.

 

Yali Romagoza is a multi-disciplinary artist. She graduated with a MFA in Fashion from the School of the Art Institute of Chicago (2013-2015) and a BA in Art History from the University of Havana (2001-2006). She has participated in the Gothenburg Biennial (2007), Havana Biennial (2009), and Liverpool Biennial (2010). Romagoza has collaborated with Carmelita Tropicana and Ela Troyano in Post-Plástica, at El Museo del Barrio (NY, 2012) UCRArtsblock (2017), Queens Museum (2019), Leslie-Lohman Museum (2019). She has been granted numerous awards and residencies including Cátedra Arte de Conducta by Tania Bruguera (2007), Bétonsalon Centred’art et de recherché (Paris, 2009), and NYFA Immigrant Artist Mentoring Program (2017).

 

Gladys Triana completed her B.A. at Mercy College in 1976 and M.A. at Long Island University in 1977. She also studied printmaking at San Fernando University in Madrid, Spain from 1970-1972. Triana has received two Cintas Fellowships in Visual Arts, the Pollock Krasner Foundation Grant, and the Joan Mitchell Foundation’s CALL Program grant. Triana’s work has been presented in numerous exhibitions at museums such as The Bronx Museum of the Arts, El Museo de Arte Moderno (Santo Domingo), El Museo de Bellas Artes (Santiago de Chile), El Museo de la Ciudad (Mexico), the NSU Art Museum (Fort Lauderdale), and the Frost Art Museum (Miami).

 

Juana Valdes is a multi-disciplinary artist. She has been an artist-in-residency at Atlantic Center for the Arts, the Lower EastSide Printshop, and the P.S.1 Contemporary Art Center International. She is a recipient of the New York Foundation for the Arts, the Cuban Artist Fund Grant, and the Pollock-Krasner Grant. She was awarded the Cosby Fellowship to attend Skowhegan School of Painting and Sculpture (1995). Her work has been exhibited at Hudson River Museum, Art in General, El Museo del Barrio, and WhiteBox Gallery. Juana Valdes completed her MFA in Fine Arts from the School of Visual Arts (1993) and her BFA in Sculpture at Parsons School of Design (1991).

 

ABOUT THE CURATOR

Aldeide Delgado is the founder and director of Women Photographers International Archive (WOPHA). She was a fellow of the School of Art Criticism 2018, a program of the INBA-Siqueiros Project with the support of Jumex Foundation and Patronato de Arte Contemporáneo, Mexico. In 2017, she was the recipient of the Research and Production of Critic Essay Fellowship issued by Teor/éTica for her project Solid Abstraction: Political Paths in Central American and the Caribbean. Aldeide is the author of the online archive Catalog of Cuban Women Photographers, as well as the namesake ongoing book. She has participated in events at Perez Art Museum Miami, Coral Gables Museum, the New School, California Institute of the Arts (CalArts), Miami Biennale, and the 12th Biennial of Havana. Her formal higher education took place at the University of Havana, where she studied Art History with highest honors. Publications, where she has contributed, include Cuban Art News, Artishock, Terremoto, C&America Latina, Arcadia, as well as diverse independent art blogs. She writes for Artishock, Terremoto, ArtNexus, and C&America Latina. She will participate in the symposium Fast Forward: How do women work at the Tate Modern next November.

 

 

 

About the City of Pompano Beach Cultural Affairs Department:


The mission of the Cultural Affairs Department is to provide cultural programming that includes visual artsdigital media, music, film, theater, dance, and public art for the enjoyment and enrichment of residents and visitors to Pompano Beach, Broward County, and the greater South Florida area. The department programs and manages the City’s premiere cultural arts venues including the Pompano Beach Cultural Center, Historic Ali Cultural Arts, Bailey Contemporary Arts, Pompano Beach Amphitheater, and the Blanche Ely House. The department also oversees the City’s Public Art Program and the prestigious National Endowment for the Arts’ Our Town grant awarded to the Pompano Beach Crossroads place-making arts initiative.

 

For more information visit, www.pompanobeacharts.org or call 954-545-7800

 

Bailey Contemporary Arts is located at 41 NE 1st Street, Pompano Beach, FL 33060

 

 

 

 

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Bailey Contemporary Arts Presents Free “Making Your Mark” Workshop: Special Beginner-Friendly Program Teaches The Art of Monotype Printmaking

Bailey Contemporary Arts (BaCA) in Pompano Beach is proud to present Making Your Mark” workshop taught by Rebeka Burns and sponsored by Small Press Fair. The beginner-friendly workshop takes place on October 18. At least 50% of the class space is reserved for and welcomes artists with disabilities. The free workshop will explore the art of printmaking and members will participate in both collaborative and individual projects.  The Rickie Report shares the details and a sneak peek.

 

 

Bailey Contemporary Arts

 

41 NE 1st Street, Pompano Beach, FL 33060

 

 

 

 

Bailey Contemporary Arts Presents

“Making   Your   Mark”   Workshop

 

Special Beginner-Friendly Program

Teaches the Art of Monotype Printmaking

 

 

 

 

Friday, October 18

 11 am – 2 pm

 FREE

Bailey Contemporary Arts – East Gallery

 

 

 

“Making your Mark” Workshop

 

 

“This exciting class will provide participants with hands-on experience in the art of building and printing images,” said Phyllis Korab, Cultural Affairs Director.  The workshop will begin with a discussion of contemporary works that use printmaking as a tool, followed by a demonstration of simple monoprint, collagraph, and relief techniques. All of the techniques learned can be completed indoors or out, without a printing press and using only a small set of easy-to-transport tools.  Creating monotypes, which is a one-of-a-kind type of print, will be the focus of the hands-on portion of the class.

 

“For nearly ten years, I have taught art in marginal spaces – from prisons to hospital waiting rooms – and currently work with disabled adults. At the core of my practice is a deep respect for the innate equality and limitless potential of every person,” stated Burns.

 

Fast, flexible, and adaptive portable approaches for building and printing images will be explored as tools for documentation, social commentary and community-building. Participants will work together to create a series of large-scale collaborative prints, and a print to take home.

 

About Small Press Fair:

Organized by Ingrid Schindall of IS Projects and Sarah Michelle Rupert of Girls’ Club, SPF Fort Lauderdale is an opportunity for the regional print-making, book-making and zine-making community to share ideas and showcase new work for one special day in Fort Lauderdale.

SPF Fort Lauderdale includes a market for exhibitors to share and exchange delectable print, book and zine goods, a steamroller printing event, demo stations for master printers to demonstrate techniques and technologies,  creation stations for visitors to make and trade their own zines, and a stage for a forum of discussion and debate revolving around our sunny subculture of independent print-book-and zine-makers.

SPF Fort Lauderdale launched its first edition in 2016, in FATVillage, and returns each year in November.

 

 

About Rebeka Burns:

 

Rebeka Burns is a community-based artist and educator with 10 years of experience facilitating arts programming in hospitals, museums, prisons and shelters. She currently leads art programs for artists with disabilities at the Palm Beach Habilitation Center in Lake Worth. In December 2019, the Center will present the first annual UNDISCOVERED Art Festival, featuring visual and performing arts by more than 100 artists with disabilities, student, emerging and established artists.

 

 

 

About the City of Pompano Beach Cultural Affairs Department:


The mission of the Cultural Affairs Department is to provide cultural programming that includes visual arts, digital media, music, film, theater, dance, and public art for the enjoyment and enrichment of residents and visitors to Pompano Beach, Broward County, and the greater South Florida area. The department programs and manages the City’s premiere cultural arts venues including the Pompano Beach Cultural Center, Historic Ali Cultural Arts, Bailey Contemporary Arts, Pompano Beach Amphitheater, and the Blanche Ely House. The department also oversees the City’s Public Art Program and the prestigious National Endowment for the Arts’ Our Town grant awarded to the Pompano Beach Crossroads place-making arts initiative.

 

For more information visit, www.pompanobeacharts.org or call 954-545-7800

 

Bailey Contemporary Arts is located at 41 NE 1st Street, Pompano Beach, FL 33060

www.baileyarts.org

 

 

 

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Beginners Through Advanced Artists Can Get Creative In Workshops At Bailey Contemporary Arts This Fall

Get creative at Bailey Contemporary Arts (BaCA) in Pompano Beach with some exciting new workshops: Life Drawing Studio, Colored Pencil Techniques, Cardboard Art, and a Mixed Media workshop. The fun-filled adventures in art will help beginners through advanced students, providing them with tips to enhance their work.  The Rickie Report shares the details and urges you to register soon!

 

 

 

Bailey Contemporary Arts

 

41 NE 1st Street, Pompano Beach, FL 33060

 

 

 

 

L E T ‘S       G E T       C R E A T I V E !  

 

  OCTOBER,  NOVEMBER,  DECEMBER   SCHEDULE:

 

 

 

 

 

Life Drawing Studio

First and Third Saturdays     11am – 2pm 

$20 General Admission; $10 Students

During this three-hour session, live models pose draped for short gesture, as well as longer poses. This program is ideal for individuals interested in portrait painting, character design, illustration, animation, anatomical drawing, however, ALL artists benefit from Life Drawing sessions.

Artists are invited to bring their own materials and supplies. This activity doesn’t provide formal instruction; participants work at their own pace and in their preferred medium. Space available for six participants per session. Ages 18+

 

 

Color Pencils Techniques

 

Saturday, October 12, 2019  11am to 3pm

Registration: $45, all supplies included

Traditional (waxy) color pencils will be explored. Techniques of how to layer colors are experimented with. See fascinating results using color combinations to create impressive drawings. Explore a wide range of compatible papers that lend themselves beautifully to this dynamic medium.

 

 

 

 

Cardboard Art

Saturday, November 16, 2019 11am to 3 pm

Registration: $45, all supplies included

This workshop will guide you through carving, cutting, shaping, painting, and ultimately creating 2D and sculptural artworks and frames from cardboard. This class is open to all levels, and 18+ due to the tools to be used.

 

 

Mixed Media Workshop

Saturday, December 14, 2019 11am to 3pm

Registration: $45, all supplies included

In this workshop, participants will create using multiple materials: dry media, wet media, collage, fabric, random objects, anything goes!

Use a mixture of materials of your choice in this workshop; learn multi-media tips and techniques with color, texture, and a variety of surfaces. Explore the endless possibilities of mixed media art.

 

 

Instructor Kimberley Maxwell was born in Canada and resides in South Florida. She earned her MFA at Florida Atlantic University and was awarded the 2004 South Florida Cultural Consortium Visual and Media Artist Fellowship.

 

 

 

For more information visit, www.pompanobeacharts.org or call 954-545-7800

 

Bailey Contemporary Arts is located at 41 NE 1st Street, Pompano Beach, FL 33060

www.baileyarts.org

 

 

 

 

 

 

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

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Pompano Beach Offers Series Of Workshops At Multiple Venues For Artists At All Levels

Artists of all levels will be engaged, educated, and delighted at this series of workshops at multiple venues in Pompano Beach:  “Streaming from the Studio” (Pompano Beach Cultural Center) on August 10, “Pen & Ink Illustration”  (Bailey Contemporary Arts) on September 14, and “Creative Workshops” (Blanche Ely House) on the 3rd Saturday of the month-September 21.  The Rickie Report shares the details and urges our readers to take advantage of these three outstanding upcoming opportunities.

 

 

 

 

POMPANO      BEACH      CULTURAL       DIVISION

 

   P  R  E  S  E  N  T  S:

 

 

L E T ‘S       G E T       C R E A T I V E !  

 

  AUGUST  &   SEPTEMBER   SCHEDULE:

 

 

 

 

 

 

Pompano Beach Cultural Center

 

 50 W Atlantic Blvd.   Pompano Beach, FL

 

Streaming from the Studio at

The Pompano Beach Cultural Center

 

 

 

 

Presented by Dimitry Chamy, Designer

Saturday, AUGUST 10

1 – 4 PM

RSVP required for this FREE event at: streamfromthestudio.eventbrite.com

 

 

With today’s rapid advancement of technology, artists have access to a wide array of new tools to propel their professional careers. Creating video has become an integral part of captivating potential audiences and promoting art in the digital age.  Video Skills for Creatives, made possible by the PNC Foundation’s PNC Arts Alive and the Broward County Cultural Division, provides free workshops designed to lay the groundwork for artists to harness the power of video media and reach a wider audience.

In this FREE workshop, artists will learn how they can use their studio time to connect with others, share their expertise, build community and find buyers for their work — all while making art!  Join us for a 3-hour workshop lead by Dimitry Chamy, designer, artist and faculty mentor at FIU’s Ratcliffe Art + Design Incubator.

 

Dimitry Chamy is a multidisciplinary designer and educator experienced in graphic design, coding, and animation who has a passion for pattern, 3D modeling & visualization, visual languages and systems, and creative workflows. He excels at directing projects from concept to completion while tying multiple strands and media into a unified experience.

Chamy has a long track record of creating exceptional branding and design work for new and established brands across many sectors including education, finance, fashion, technology, banking, law, and cultural non-profits. He has taught at six universities, mentors younger designers & developers, and trains his own clients while exploring new ways to use design as a force for good.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Bailey Contemporary Arts

 

41 NE 1st Street, Pompano Beach, FL 33060

 

 

 

Pen & Ink Illustration at Bailey Contemporary Arts

Saturday, September 14, 2019

11 am – 3 pm

Registration: $40, all supplies included

 

Learn techniques to combine drawing and painting in exciting ways. Explore the thrill of combining ink and water to produce intriguing translucent images. The workshop will demonstrate how to make and techniques on how to use ink wash along with sketch pen techniques to create texture. Participants will combine ink wash & pen to create a complete Pen & Ink Illustration. Work from your own or supplied photos. All supplies provided.  Instructor Kimberley Maxwell was born in Canada and resides in South Florida. She earned her MFA at Florida Atlantic University and was awarded the 2004 South Florida Cultural Consortium Visual and Media Artist Fellowship.

 

 

 

 

 

The Blanche Ely House

 

 

(Photo courtesy of lafamialdebroward.com)

1600 NW 6th Avenue, Pompano Beach, FL 33060

 

 

Creative Workshops at The Blanche Ely House

3rd Saturdays

Saturday September 21

11 am 

$5 includes supplies

 

Explore your artistic side and build new friendships! Every month, our instructors will introduce guests to an exciting art form providing both introductory and intermediate techniques that will enhance your skills. Learn how exciting becoming a creative can be!

 

 

 

 

 

For more information visit, www.pompanobeacharts.org or call 954-545-7800.

Pompano Beach Cultural Center is located at  50 W Atlantic Blvd.   Pompano Beach, FL  33060

 

Bailey Contemporary Arts is located at 41 NE 1st Street, Pompano Beach, FL 33060

The Blanche Ely House is located at 1600 NW 6th Avenue, Pompano Beach, FL 33060

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Bailey Contemporary Arts Presents An Exhibition By Marcos Conde, A Prolific Public Artist Who Creates Inspiration In Communities

Bailey Contemporary Arts (BaCA) is proud to present a Solo Exhibition by Marcos Conde, the winner of the  live painting competition at ArtLit 2019.  Conde is a South Florida visual artist focused on painting and public art projects. Having overcome extreme adversity thanks to artistic healing, he now uses his creativity to spread joy and inspire others. His work will be on view in the West Gallery/Blooming Bean Coffee Roasters from August 2, 2019 through September 27, 2019. The free opening reception is Friday evening, August 2 during Old Town Untapped.  The Rickie Report shares the details and a sneak peek.

 

 

 

 

Bailey Contemporary Arts

41 NE 1st Street      Pompano Beach, FL 33060

954-786-7879     baileyarts.org

 Tuesday through Friday: 10 am – 6 pm Saturday: 10 am – 4 pm

Sundays & Mondays: CLOSED

Offering contemporary art exhibits, workshops & classes!

 

 

Bailey Contemporary Arts Presents

 

 

 

A Solo Exhibition

By Marcos Conde,

A Prolific Public Artist Who Creates Inspiration in Communities

 

 

Opening reception:

August 2

6  –  10 pm

During Old Town Untapped Downtown

Exhibit is available through August 2 – September 27, 2019

 

 

Artist, Marcos Conde

 

 

 

 

“Marcos’ art has adorned cityscapes, clothing, car wraps and interiors throughout the United States,” said Phyllis Korab, Cultural Affairs Director. “We saw his amazing talent on display at ArtLit earlier this year, and we are delighted to have his work on display at BaCA.”

 

 

Conde didn’t always plan on being an artist. As a child, he immigrated with his parents to the U.S. and would daydream and doodle in class but never took a formal art class while in school. He grew up surrounded by blue collar workers, trying to make a living in a country where they didn’t even understand the language. Because there were no artists in his family or around him, he never thought he would go on to relentlessly pursue the arts for himself in the future.

 

 

 

 

It was after high school, while Conde was taking some classes at a local college, he decided to take a drawing class just for leisure. This class incited the curiosity to pursue a new direction in life. It was also during this time he visited an art gallery for the first time. He subsequently became obsessed with drawing his ideas on paper.

 

His path towards artistic freedom didn’t come without roadblocks however, and after a year, he dropped out of school, ended up incarcerated then completely broke, between homelessness and sleeping on friends’ couches while battling a drug habit.  Deciding he would rise above this situation, he arrived at a rehab center in South America. Part of the program was to use art as therapy. It was here that he discovered the magic that is painting. Since then, he has turned the negativity of the past into a positive outlook he can share with others. He has been obsessed with developing the skills to visually alter his surroundings for a positive change.

 

Marcos has since created public art for different communities through private businesses, schools, and city commissions. He has worked with the arts organization Art N Soul to teach art to underprivileged children in Broward County and has also done workshops for at-risk youth with the Broward Sheriff’s Office.

 

Conde has created art installations for Broward, Miami, and West Palm Beach art events and businesses. His client commissions include city municipalities, public schools, corporate offices, retail stores, and different sized businesses and homes in the U.S.  Highly influenced by the impact of public art on his own life, he has spent the last few years using his experience and creative ability to design and install artwork that integrates into different public spaces. His initiative was to use his creative ability to realize artwork that is available for different neighborhoods to enjoy. 

 

 

 

About Bailey Contemporary Arts

The mission of the Bailey Contemporary Arts (BaCA) is to cultivate, incubate and nurture a vibrant visual arts community that enriches Pompano Beach and its goal of being a nexus of art, creativity, diversity, and inspiration.  Serving as an incubator for artistic innovation and education, the staff of BaCA amalgamates emerging local and national artists with industry professionals to elevate the creative process. Located in the historic Bailey Hotel building, which was, at one point, the center of a thriving downtown in Pompano Beach. Built in 1923, the historic Bailey Hotel is the second oldest remaining building (right behind the old Farmer’s Bank building next door) and is part of the longest contiguous collection of historic buildings in Broward County.     baileyarts.org

 

 

About the Pompano Beach Cultural Affairs Department

The mission of the Pompano Beach Cultural Affairs Department is to provide cultural programming that includes the visual arts, music, film, theater, dance, public art, history, and historic preservation for the enjoyment and enrichment of residents of and visitors to Pompano Beach, Broward County, and the greater South Florida area. The department programs and manages the City’s premiere cultural arts venues including the Pompano Beach Cultural Center, Historical Ali Cultural Arts, Bailey Contemporary Arts, the Pompano Beach Amphitheater, and the Blanche Ely Historical Home. The department also oversees the City’s Public Art Program and the Pompano Beach “Crossroads” multi-disciplinary initiative. ccpompano.org

 

 

 

 

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

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Susan Clifton’s Exhibition, “Grey Matter” Inspires With Positive Messages Imbedded in Art, At Bailey Contemporary Arts

Bailey Contemporary Arts (BaCA) in Pompano Beach is proud to present a SOLO exhibition featuring recent works by Susan Clifton, an artist-in-residence at the venue. “Grey Matter”  explores self-talk and positive inspiration. The exhibit is on view in the Blooming Bean Coffee Roasters/West Gallery through July 27, 2019. There is no charge to visit the gallery.   The Rickie Report shares the details and some sneak peeks.

 

 

 

 

Bailey Contemporary Arts

41 NE 1st Street      Pompano Beach, FL 33060

954-786-7879     baileyarts.org

 Tuesday through Friday: 10 am – 6 pm Saturday: 10 am – 4 pm

Sundays & Mondays: CLOSED

Offering contemporary art exhibits, workshops & classes!

 

 

Bailey Contemporary Arts Presents

 

 

 

Exhibit is available through July 27, 2019

 

 

 

“Grey Matter” by Susan Clifton

 

 

 

 

“Grey Matter” is intended to inspire and promote better self-talk. Susan Clifton’s favorite department in any bookstore has always been the self-help section. Her continued interest in that subject combined with her interest in women’s issues is a major influence in her current work.  custom fabricHer creative process is truly unique—fabric mosaic on canvas. She starts with the theme and writes a few quotes on the subject. She then has custom fabric made with the quotes printed in shades of grey. Creating the figures takes hours of cutting and pasting pieces of fabric in just the right shade of grey.

 

 

“We are fortunate to have Susan as an artist-in-resident at BaCA,” said Phyllis Korab, Cultural Affairs Director. “Susan’s exhibition will expose visitors to subjects that ring true for all individuals looking to live a more positive life, to think more positively and to discard negative thoughts and attitudes. Her artistic wish is to inspire people to live their best life and to embrace gratitude. We are excited to present this inspiring message.”

 

“Create” by Susan Clifton

 

 

 

 

 

Clifton tells The Rickie Report, “This high-energy series of graphics, colors, and words paint the whole picture of the self we strive to become.  Viewers are inspired by each figure’s thought process that deepens visual experience with a lasting imprint on our psyches.”   Clifton was born to be an artist. She grew up loving painting and dance as a child, and then pursued a career in New York. She found success early in her career as an art director working on such campaigns as “Danskin’s are not just for Dancing,” “When your own initials are enough, Bootee Veneta,” and “What becomes a Legend Most, Blackglama.”

 

 

 

Jane Trahey, who was the first woman to own her own advertising agency, was Clifton’s mentor and the two created great campaigns for Famolare Shoes, Fashion Fair Cosmetics and Adrien Arpel. Susan won awards for “Footloose and Famolare” and was featured in Art Directors Magazine. All this before turning 30!  Other mentors at that time were the great photographers Richard Avedon and Saul Leiter. Working closely with both of them heightened her sense of composition and helped her understand the importance of a unique vision.  During this time Susan studied photography at School of Visual Arts. This further honed her skill of composition.

 

 

Now based in South Florida, she was honored to have her art be chosen out of hundreds of entries to represent the state in a deck of playing cards called “Art in the Hand, the U.S.A Project.” Her fabulous pink flamingo, Zelda, graced the” two of clubs” card and is featured on the box and sold in gift shops and museums across the country.

 

 

 

About Bailey Contemporary Arts

The mission of the Bailey Contemporary Arts (BaCA) is to cultivate, incubate and nurture a vibrant visual arts community that enriches Pompano Beach and its goal of being a nexus of art, creativity, diversity, and inspiration.  Serving as an incubator for artistic innovation and education, the staff of BaCA amalgamates emerging local and national artists with industry professionals to elevate the creative process. Located in the historic Bailey Hotel building, which was, at one point, the center of a thriving downtown in Pompano Beach. Built in 1923, the historic Bailey Hotel is the second oldest remaining building (right behind the old Farmer’s Bank building next door) and is part of the longest contiguous collection of historic buildings in Broward County.     baileyarts.org

 

 

About the Pompano Beach Cultural Affairs Department

The mission of the Pompano Beach Cultural Affairs Department is to provide cultural programming that includes the visual arts, music, film, theater, dance, public art, history, and historic preservation for the enjoyment and enrichment of residents of and visitors to Pompano Beach, Broward County, and the greater South Florida area. The department programs and manages the City’s premiere cultural arts venues including the Pompano Beach Cultural Center, Historical Ali Cultural Arts, Bailey Contemporary Arts, the Pompano Beach Amphitheater, and the Blanche Ely Historical Home. The department also oversees the City’s Public Art Program and the Pompano Beach “Crossroads” multi-disciplinary initiative. ccpompano.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