Pompano Beach Cultural Affairs Department Presents “The Big Book” By Gregory Dirr, December Artist In Residence. Explore Life’s Themes Through Colorful Paintings And Whimsical Scenes With Interactive Events Throughout Pompano

The City of Pompano Beach Cultural Affairs Department continues its Artists in Residence (AiR) program with December’s artist, Gregory Dirr.  Known as an interdisciplinary visual artist who draws inspiration from fairy tales and the natural environment, his epic exhibit explores the themes of life with whimsical mixed media paintings.  With events at various venues, Gregory will offer live painting, a printmaking workshop, Paint & Sip, and much moreThe Rickie Report shares the details of Gregory’s events, some sneak peeks of his images, and information to become an AiR.

 

 

 

 

POMPANO      BEACH      CULTURAL    AFFAIRS      

 

DEPARTMENT

 

 

 

   P  R  E  S  E  N  T  S:

 

 

 

The    Big    Book 

 

 

Artist    In    Residence:

 

 

 

G R E G O R Y     D I R R

 

 

 

The exhibitions and receptions are free and open to the public

 

 

Gregory  Dirr

 

 

 

 

Bailey Contemporary Arts Center (BaCA) is proud to present The Big Book, an epic visual narrative by artist Gregory Dirr. The stunning exhibition explores the dualities of existential themes—love, evil, fear, death, birth. Through colorful paintings and other artistic mediums, this story is told through whimsical and chaotic scenes interpreted differently by a spectrum of recurring characters. The exhibition will be on display through March 21, 2023.  Dirr, who is a member of BaCA’s Artist in Residence program (AiR), is the December Artist of the Month. In addition to The Big Book exhibition, there will also be an additional free reception during Old Town Untapped on the second floor of BaCA for Dirr’s exhibition, Anything and Everything from the Past. And in BaCA’s west gallery window, Dirr will be showcasing an installation entitled Kaleidoscope Fairies.

 

 

“We are honored to feature Gregory’s provocative and visually compelling compositions in this exhibition,” said Ty Tabing, Cultural Affairs Director. “He is an extremely talented artist whose creativity graces several public art projects, including a Painted Pompano sculpture decorated with his signature Celtic knots and a brilliantly colorful traffic box.”  Utilizing a plethora of materials – from the repurposed wood of trees in his backyard, to ground up gemstones – Dirr focuses on ecologically sourcing materials. His work has been exhibited in art fairs such as Scope, published in numerous magazines, and collected by galleries and art buyers internationally. Gregory Dirr was awarded the Silver Key for Portfolio by The National Scholastic Art and Writing Alliance in 2004 and went on to graduate at Ringling College of Art and Design in 2008. While there, he produced many significant pieces winning the Best of Core and Best of Fine Arts awards. He has gone on to produce public art for numerous businesses and cities.

 

 

Known as an interdisciplinary visual artist who draws inspiration from fairy tales and the natural environment, Dirr’s The Big Book exhibition is characterized by differing media specific to each piece. Passionate about experimenting with new materials and processes, during his residency, Dirr plans to realize five large scale pieces for his passion works, which are process heavy and innovative. The theme of his planned work is centered around The Big Book. In addition to the events during Old Town Untapped, Dirr will be participating in several upcoming events.

 

 

 

 

GREGORY’S    SCHEDULE    OF    EVENTS:

 

 

 Friday, December 2  | Old Town Untapped  

6 – 10 pm

 

 

Artwork by Gregory Dirr

 

 

 

December 8  | Live Painting At Taste of Jazz 

 

 

7  –  8:30 pm  

At 

 

 

 

Bailey Contemporary Arts

 

41 NE 1st Street, Pompano Beach, FL 33060

954-786-7879 • baileyarts.org

 

 

 

 

Wednesday,December 14 | Printmaking 

1 – 3  pm

 

 

 

Pompano Beach Cultural Center Library 

50 W Atlantic Blvd Pompano Beach, FL 33060

954-545-7800 • ccpompano.org

 

 

 

 

Artwork by Greggory Dirr

 

 

 

Thursday, December 22   |  Paint & Sip 

6 – 9 pm: 

At 

 

 

Bailey Contemporary Arts

 

41 NE 1st Street, Pompano Beach, FL 33060

954-786-7879 • baileyarts.org

 

 

Wednesday,  December 28 | Lunch And Art

12:15  –  1:15  pm 

 

At 

 

 

Bailey Contemporary Arts

41 NE 1st Street, Pompano Beach, FL 33060

954-786-7879 • baileyarts.org

 

 

Artwork by Gregory Dirr

 

 

For more details, visit:

https://www.pompanobeacharts.org/baca/artists-in-residence/gregory-dirr

 

 

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, Ali Cultural Arts Center, Bailey Contemporary Arts Center, and the Blanche Ely House Museum. 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.

 

 

 

 

The City of Pompano Beach Cultural Affairs Department is delighted to relaunch its Artists in Residence (AiR) program at the historic Bailey Contemporary Arts Center (BaCA).  The AiR Program provides artists with studio space to create new work, collaborate with fellow resident artists, and engage with our community.

 

 

 

Bailey Contemporary Arts Center (BaCA) is operated by the City of Pompano Beach’s Cultural Affairs Department (PBCAD) which annually seeks participants for its Artists in Residence Program (AiR). As part of this program, eight studios at BaCA are available to individual artists for a nine-month period from October – June. The 2023 -2024 residency will be available for application in April 2023. Through this residency, PBCAD strives to cultivate an environment where artists can craft their talents and enhance their experience through artistic development and experimentation. The residency’s structure is therefore left relatively open to cater to individuality, spontaneity and collaboration. BaCA should be considered a safe space where all art forms, intellectual and creative pursuits, methods of artistic investigation, and aesthetic inquiry are accepted, nurtured, and celebrated. A dynamic environment will be created through the AiR Program – one that appeals to onlookers and attracts locals and visitors alike to watch the creative process unfold and see the latest output.

 

 

https://www.pompanobeacharts.org/bailey/artists-in-residence

 

 

 

For more information:

 

Pompano Beach Cultural Center

50 W Atlantic Blvd Pompano Beach, FL 33060

954-545-7800 • ccpompano.org

 

 

Bailey Contemporary Arts Center

41 NE 1 Street Pompano Beach, FL 33060

954-786-7879 • baileyarts.org

 

Pompano Beach Cultural Affairs Department

50 W Atlantic Blvd Pompano Beach, FL 33060

954-545-7800 • pompanobeacharts.org

 

 

 

 

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Rickie@therickiereport.com   561-537-0291

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Susan S. Buzzi Examines Relationship Violence In Groundbreaking “This Is How I Feel” Exhibit At Sunrise Civic Center Theatre & Gallery As Part Of Individual Artist Grant through the Broward County Cultural Division

Susan S. Buzzi has received an Individual Artist Grant through the Broward County Cultural Division for her photo documentary , “This is How I Feel”.  A former law enforcement officer, certified coach practitioner and educator, Susan explores the necessary and difficult domestic violence and abuse issues in ALL relationships.  The exhibit opens on September 16 and runs thru October 22, 2022.  The Public is invited to the Opening Reception and short lecture on Sunday, September 18, 2022.  The Rickie Report shares the details, some of Susan’s insightful artwork and resources. PLEASE NOTE:  Images are suitable for the general public and are accompanied by informative texts.

 

 

 

 

 

Sunrise Civic Center Theatre & Gallery

10610 W. Oakland Park Blvd.   Sunrise, FL  33351

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Sunday, September 18, 2022    3 pm

Exhibit runs September 16 – October 22, 2022

For more information and hours:  954.747.4646  

 

 

 

 

“This is How I Feel” focuses on issues of sexual abuse and assault as well as domestic violence.  Along with the widespread impact of the Covid-19 crises, statistics have alarmingly increased and the dialogue has become critical. 

 

 

 

 

Susan Buzzi tells The Rickie Report, “My main objective with this photo documentary is of course, to bring awareness, given my careers in law enforcement, education, counseling and longtime advocacy; however, to deliver the message visually and promote it through the arts – this is the challenge and my distinct honor.  And, every so often, I have the extraordinary opportunity to bring the voices to the surface for everyone to hear.  I’ve provided the facts – the alarming statistics (which are underrepresented due to not originating as domestic-related calls and those that are simply not reported at all) – and I’ve also outlined the warning signs, scenarios, and life-saving contacts. Indeed, I am grateful to the Broward Cultural Division for their support of this project and to the Sunrise Civic Center Gallery for hosting the exhibition”. 

 

 

 

 

 

 

As an arts educator and coach practitioner working with victims of crime, Susan often uses expressive therapies to overcome adversity and to build confidence and trust.  “For this exhibit, I chose the traditional photography format at the onset of my shoots; developed the film by hand in the darkroom; and later often combined digital manipulation in order to distort identities and locations.  With these techniques, I am able to preserve the basic photographic process of capturing specific moments prior to the shutter trip and then create new layers to enhance and extend the imagery.”

 

 

“Trapped” by Susan S. Buzzi

 

 

The actual process of healing through art while addressing the metaphors for the unspeakable and raising awareness, has also become a valuable vehicle and extraordinary opportunity for recovery and social change.  This presentation is dedicated to ALL victims, survivors and their families.  Susan shares, ” Each of these individuals have overcome great suffering, pain, darkness, and disappointment….and now have transitioned to healthier and safer places.  I want to remind them that you are stronger than you know!  I am most grateful to the Broward Cultural Division for support of this important project and to the Sunrise City Center Gallery for welcoming this exhibit. By doing so, you contribute to the social consciousness of our communities.”

 

 

 

These are uncomfortable, yet necessary conversations taking place across the country.  We ALL must learn the warning signs to be observant and vigilant. 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Domestic Violence is commonly perpetrated by men against women; however, females have also been known to exhibit violent behavior against their male partners.  Approximately five percent of males are killed by their intimate partners.  Each year, approximately 500,000 women are physically assaulted or raped by an intimate partner compared to 100,000 men. According to the National Coalition Against Domestic Violence, statistics show 1 in 3 women (35.6%) and 1 in 4 men (28.5%) will experience rape, physical violence or stalking in their lifetime.

 

 

 

Rape is primarily perpetrated by men, while women engage in other forms of violence against men. 26% of gay men and 37.3% of bisexual men have experienced rape, physical violence, and/or stalking by an intimate partner in their lifetime, in comparison to 29% of heterosexual men. When considering male same sex relationships, studies show approximately 26% of men called the police for assistance after experiencing near-lethal violence.

 

 

 

“Second Thoughts” by Susan S. Buzzi

 

 

Domestic violence and abuse affects our children, teens, elders, both males and females, and our LGBTQIA+ communities.  When counseling victims of crime, assault, stalking and survivors of abuse, I incorporate expressive therapies which often include reflective writing and art programming.  These methods, when combined with traditional treatment, have become invaluable for rehabilitation; they provide a comfortable approach as they relieve anxiety, depression and stress; rebuilds confidence and self-image; calms fears; and encourages the expression of feelings.

 

 

 

Susan sees herself as a social barometer with the goal to achieve “a consciousness” for the viewer. She says, “I think of art as a powerful tool with the potential to heal, protect, inspire, motivate, reveal, and impassion us all. Opening the imagination and encouraging it to soar creates avenues for participation; and surely, strengthening participation leads to commitment in everything we do”.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

LGBTQIA+ individuals are found to be far more vulnerable and at risk to domestic violence and abuse than those engaged in heterosexual relationships. Reasons often include lack of reporting incidents and skewed statistics; fear of retaliation from their partner; judgement; and embarrassment in the community. Most recent statistics show that 43.8% of lesbian women and 61.1% of bisexual women have experienced rape, physical violence, and/ or stalking by an intimate partner at some point in their lifetime; as opposed to 35% of heterosexual women.  (Human Rights Campaign Foundation, 2020)

 

 

“As an artist and educator, I feel it is my responsibility to create meaningful dialogue in what I do, and always to provide integrity and authenticity. The opportunity to strive to preserve our humanity, conquer adversity, and foster an appreciation and understanding for, and through the arts, is my privilege”.  Buzzi will also be presenting work to the Broward Commission in October and accepting a Proclamation for National Domestic Violence Month as a member of the Broward Commission on the Status of Women.

 

Additional services, including alternative medicine and holistic approaches/treatments, need to be made more available for everyone – without stigma or shame –  to ensure safe transitions and referrals for shelter and medical and legal services.  It must be a unified approach: combining education, wellness and healthcare, the law and social services, and most importantly, our communities that will begin the process of healing ….

 

 

In September of 2021, Congress passed the National Suicide Hotline Designation Act which launched this past July in Broward County.  “988” is now available to those in crisis or experiencing emotional distress for intervention and assistance. 

 

 

 

 

 

 

For more information about this exhibit contact Sunrise Center Theatre Box Office   954.747.4646

 

 

 

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

Yochi Yakir-Avin’s “The Memory Catcher” At Sunrise Civic Center Gallery Gives Her Memories New Meaning. Share Your Memories And Be Part Of This Extraodinary Art Experience

The Sunrise Civic Center Gallery presents Yochi Yakir-Avin‘s “The Memory Catcher” with an Artist Talk on Saturday, July 16 followed by the Opening Reception on Saturday, July 23.  Another Artist Talk will be held on Saturday, July 30.  This is sponsored by the Broward County Cultural Division. Many pieces carry a QR video and audio code, which the viewers are encouraged to scan to enjoy the complete experience.  This extraordinary exhibit will also include a photo of YOUR favorite childhood memory or toy! Find out how to get involved by reading this article, seeing some sneak peeks, and getting all of the details.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Sunrise Civic Center Art Gallery

10610 W Oakland Park Blvd.     Sunrise, FL 33351

 

 

Opening    Reception: 

 

 

Saturday, July 23

6-9 PM

 

 

 

 

The    Artist    Talks:

 

 

Saturday, July 16

and

Saturday, July 30

 

12-3 PM

 

 

For Gallery days and hours:

 

https://www.artscalendar.com/event/the-memory-catcher-the-art-of-yochi-yakir-avin/

 

 

The dates for the exhibition are  July 15 – August 2, 2022

 

The exhibition was made possible, with the support from the Broward County Cultural Division

 

 

Send me a photo of your favorite or most important childhood toy so can include your photos next to my work at the exhibition.

Email : yochiy@gmail.com

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

“Time and memory are the main topics of my investigation and of the idea that our personal and collective memories are flexible and can be shaped over time” ~ Yochi Yakir-Avin

 

 

Many pieces show a QR video and audio code, which the viewers are encouraged to scan to enjoy the complete experience.

 

 

 

 

Yochi Yakir-Avin tells The Rickie Report, ” I started working on The Memory Project three years ago. At the time I did not know that it would become such an important part of my practice, and most certainly I didn’t understand I have so much to express and elaborate on. One thing led to the other, and The memory project is now in its 4th phase, with “THE MEMORY CATCHER”, displayed here, at the Sunrise Civic Center Art Gallery”.

 

 

 

She goes on to explain, “Time and memory are the main topics of my investigation and of the idea that our personal and collective memories are flexible and can be shaped over time.  The complexity and intricate texture of ancestral and family relationships, through fragmented memory, are at the center of my investigation”.

 

 

 

 

“Bonnet” by Yochi Yakir-Avin

 

 

Yochi created and rebuild from a repository of old archive family images, which were bitten by the teeth of time, while creating a renewed closeness to her fathers and family members, some of whom she did not know at all. “The choice of cardboard in my work comes to emphasize instability, temporality, and vulnerability and to illustrate that changes are easier to make when carrying less cargo. The temporality of material and image is even more pronounced with the choice of the sheer engraving on the boxes”.

 

 

 

“With the same intention I use paper in flimsy origami paper houses made from my birth certificate, or the usage of brown paper for big drawings. When working with image transfer, I was attracted to the imperfect results it gave me that resonated so well with the imperfection of memories.  In some of my work, like in the light boxes, I want to examine only the essential, and I eliminate details or environment, and concentrate on what is left, that is meaningful to me. Those pieces are “framed” in cardboard boxes to create kind of a dim room into which the viewer can peek, with a sense of a glimpse into a private place”.

 

 

 

 

“Knight” by Yochi-Yakir-Avin

 

 

 

Born in Poland and based in South Florida since 2014, Yochi Yakir-Avin is an award-winning figurative artist. Simultaneously American and Israeli, Yakir-Avin studied fine arts in Israel and Italy and has exhibited internationally in Italy, France, Israel and the USA.  Her work has been published and exhibited internationally.

 

With a focus on representation, Yakir-Avin’s works are portraits and still life painted in oil on canvas and wood. She portrays ordinary people with a variety of social backgrounds, to collect the feeling of the present moment, by touching on human experiences. She also creates mixed media wall sculptures, as well as intricate transfer pieces on paper and wood, and installations.

 

 

 

 

“Family”  by Yochi-Yakir-Avin

 

 

 

Conveyed via a masterfully limited palette, her subjects are framed against swathes of monochromatic color and emphasize notions of mood, place and implied narrative. Within her intimate mixed media pieces on paper and wood, the artist draws creative inspiration from her past and allows her memories to weave together to drive her practice forward. Through a tangible sense of vulnerability embedded in each of her works, the artist aims to offer hope, and striving to bring her personal point of view and to create meaningful engaging experiences that will resonate with others.

 

 

 

For more information about this exhibit or Yochi’s artwork:

 

 

For gallery days and hours here’s the link:

 

https://www.artscalendar.com/event/the-memory-catcher-the-art-of-yochi-yakir-avin/

http://www.facebook.com/yochiyakir

https://wwww.instagram.com/yochiyakiravin

Website: https://www.yochiyakiravin.com

*Subscribe to my newsletter: http://www.yochiyakiravin.com/email-newsletter

 

 

 

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

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Thank you SO very much, and please let me know if you need anything else.

Warm Regards,

Yochi

Yochi Yakir-Avin
Visual Artist
Tel. +1-786-586-0732

 

 

 

 

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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

 

 

Yochi Yakir-Avin Is Featured In Art Exhibit And Interactive Art Installation In Fort Lauderdale. Public Invited To Visit Now Through May 29

Gallery Six at the Broward County Library presents “A Personal Note”, featuring Artwork and Installation by Yochi Yakir-Avin, an American Israeli visual artist, based in South Florida. Her recent oil paintings reflect her love for figurative work. Through a tangible sense of vulnerability embedded in each work, she aims to offer hope and a subtle message of optimism. The public is invited to take part in an interactive 3D installation that connects to Yakir-Avin’s Memory Project. This exhibition is made possible through a CIP Grant 2021.  Since no opening reception is taking place, Yochi will be happy to make an appointment to come to the gallery and meet personally with visitors. The Rickie Report shares the details and sneak peeks.

 

 

“A  PERSONAL  NOTE”

 

ART  EXHIBITION  

AND

 AN  INTERACTIVE  INSTALLATION  

AT GALLERY SIX

BROWARD COUNTY MAIN LIBRARY

 

By Yochi Yakir-Avin: L to R  “Gabby in Red” 2020, “Multitude Thoughts” 2021,  “William” 2021

 

EXHIBITION  DATES:

Now  through  May  29, 2021

 

 

To Meet Yochi Yakir-Avin at this exhibit, please email:  yochiy@gmail.com 

 

 

PUBLIC HOURS:

Mon, Wed    11 am – 7 pm

Sat, Tues, Thur  10 am – 6 pm

Friday, Sunday   CLOSED

FREE  ADMISSION

 

100 South Andrews Avenue     Ft. Lauderdale, FL 33301

954.357.7444

www.broward.org/library

Face coverings must be worn and guests must follow social distancing protocol

 

 

“A Personal Note”

 

In the public display Yakir-Avin exhibits a selection of recent oil on canvas artwork, mainly portraits of ordinary people, with a variety of various social backgrounds. The artists intent is to collect the feeling of the present moment by touching on human experience. Her paintings reflect her love for figurative work. Through a tangible sense of vulnerability embedded in each work, she aims to offer hope and a subtle message of optimism.

 

A three-dimensional interactive installation is part of the exhibition and is a new addition to Yakir-Avin Memory Project. The public is invited to take an interactive part. The installation consists of cube boxes that the audience is able to move, in order to create four different images. The Images are from the artist’s childhood album and are recreated on top of the boxes. Yakir-Avin offers her personal experience to share with a diverse audience and to demonstrate our cultural differences and similarities.

 

“A Personal Note” is curated by Marielle Plaisir, an internationally successfully French-Caribbean multimedia artist. Plaisir has exhibited in Museums in Europe and USA, as well as biennials including in Sao Paulo, Dakar, Benin, Florence and Dublin.

 

 

Born in Poland and based in South Florida since 2014, Yochi Yakir-Avin is an award-winning figurative artist. Simultaneously American and Israeli, Yakir-Avin studied fine arts in Israel and Italy and has exhibited internationally in Italy, France, Israel and the USA. With a focus on representation, the majority of Yakir-Avin’s works are portraits and still life painted in oil on canvas. She also creates mixed media artwork, as well as intricate transfer pieces on paper and wood and installations.

 

FUNDING STATEMENT: 

Funding for this project is provided in part by the Broward County Board of County Commissioners

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To make an appointment to meet the artist at the exhibit or for more information about her artwork:

Yochi Yakir-Avin, Visual Artist

Tel. +1-786-586-0732

Email:  yochiy@gmail.com

www.yochiyakiravin.com

 

 

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Pompano Beach Arts Launches Virtual Workshops With Techniques Of Documenting Your Artwork & Collectibles

Pompano Beach Arts is launching its virtual workshops for both artists and collectors.  Join Sarah Michelle Rupert on Wednesday, October 28 for this FREE Zoom event.  Learn different techniques to document your artwork or collectibles on your smartphone, basic shots, and stop motion animation!  The Rickie Report shares the details and urges you to sign up now! 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Creative    Documentation    Workshop

Techniques Of Documenting

Your    Artwork    &    Collectibles

Wednesday October 28

 6:00 – 8:00 PM

 

 FREE

 

 

 

 

To   learn  more   and   register   visit:

 

When you register for this event, the Zoom link will be sent to you.

 

 

 

This short, informal workshop via Zoom is created with artists and collectors in mind who are looking for creative ways to document and share their work with minimal equipment.

Participants will learn different techniques and best practices to quickly capture quality photo and video of their artwork or collectibles on their smartphones.

After a review of standards of artwork documentation, the workshop will go over a basic shot list and jump into alternative documentation methods including stop motion animation, prop use and model interventions.

Participants will leave the workshop with fun photo and video documentation of their work for use in websites, social media and print.

 

 

 

Suggested Materials for Workshop:

 

• smart phone

• small 2D, small 3D and book or zine work • large desk, table or work area

• positionable lights or lamps

• Free App – ImgPlay, Apple or Google play

• Suggested: Tripod and Cell Phone attachment for tripod

• Suggested: large white paper, poster board, or portable light studio

Instructor:

 

Sarah Michelle Rupert is an artist, educator and cultural producer living and working in Miami, FL. Working with photography, video, collage, drawing and animation, her creative practice revolves around consumer and mass-communication culture and its beautiful, tragic and humorous interactions within contemporary life and the environment. As a cultural producer, she works collaboratively with artists and organizations to build innovative and fun projects across artistic disciplines. She is the Director of Collections at Girls’ Club Collection, a private collection and nonprofit alternative art space in Fort Lauderdale. She is a founding co-director of SPF: Small Press Fair Fort Lauderdale and Tropic Bound Artist’s Book Fair, and works with artists and collectives to realize ambitious projects through program and grant development.

 

To learn about other  events and to register visit

www.pompanobeacharts.org/virtual-events.

 

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

 

 

 

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New Clay Pottery And Sculpture Classes For Adults With Walter O’Neill Begin Thursday, June 13 At Northeast High School In Oakland Park, FL.

Walter O’Neill is teaching Clay: Pottery and Sculpting classes for adults at Northeast High School in Oakland Park, FL. Beginners and intermediate students are welcome. Register now for classes which start on Thursday, June 13. Experimenting with clay is a wonderful way to spend the summer and re-energize your creativity!  Walter started claying three years ago and it is now his primary studio activity.  You can see Walter’s ceramic sculptures in the juried group exhibit, “Textured” at ArtServe in Fort Lauderdale.  The Rickie Report shares the details of the upcoming classes and some sneak peeks of Walter’s and his student’s creations.

 

 

 

 

 

Ceramic Mugs created by Walter O’Neill’s students

 

 

 

ADULT     POTTERY / CLAY     CLASSES

WITH  

WALTER O’NEILL

 

 

BEGIN  THURSDAY,  JUNE 13

 

 

REGISTER NOW

 

 

June 13 to August 18

Thursdays, 6pm to 9pm

8 sessions: $97

 

 

Northeast High School

700 Northeast 56th Street   Oakland Park , FL 33334

Visit the website or call the office: 754.322.1650

www.browardschools.com

 

 

 

          Ceramic Creations from Walter O’Neill’s Students

 

 

Clay:  Pottery and Sculpting Class

 

 

Have fun learning the basic techniques of making pottery or sculpture using clay. Projects include learning slab, coil, and other hand-building techniques and complete using a variety of finishing techniques. Small, relaxed, friendly class.

Intermediate students are also welcome and get advice while working on personal projects.

 

 

Note: Class uses only low-fire clay purchased in class. This is hand-building class only. Please bring basic pottery tool kit to first class, this can be purchased a local art stores or on line.

 

 

For more information about these classes:

Visit the website or call the office: 754.322.1650

www.browardschools.com

 

 

 

 

 

“Out of the Sea” by Walter O’Neill

 

 

“TEXTURED”

 

 

 

Opening reception: Thursday, June 13   6 – 8 pm

On view through June 28.

 

At:

 

Walter tells The Rickie Report, “I started working in ceramics three years ago. This year I have focused on more create aspects of ceramics and spending more time on ceramics.  There are many parallels between fresco and ceramics, the working process as well as use of natural earth as fundamental materials”.    

Walter’s ceramics are on exhibit at ArtServe, from June 13 through June 28 as part of a juried group exhibition, “Textured”. The artists in the exhibit are selected graduates of the Artists’ as Entrepreneur program of the Broward County Cultural Division.

 

 

For more information:

 

 

 

 

 

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Free Information Session For South Florida Artists On April 30th At HATCH 1121 Explores “Artist As An Entrepreneur Institute”

Presented in conjunction with HATCH 1121, an informational session will be offered to artists in the region to learn more about the upcoming Artist as an Entrepreneur Institute (AEI) and the various services the Broward Cultural Division offers to artists in the region, including funding, professional development and networking opportunities. The Rickie Report shares the details and urges artists to attend.  This is a wonderful business opportunity!  Thanks to LULA for making this available.

 

Opportunities for South Florida Artists

Free informational session

Monday, April 30 | 6 PM – 8 PM

HATCH 1121

1121 Lucerne Avenue, Lake Worth

 

 

 

 

 

 

HATCH 1121  “Great Wall of Artists” by Fabio Onrack

 

 

Welcoming creative professionals from across South Florida, AEI will be presented at Fort Lauderdale’s ArtServe, Inc. located at 1350 E. Sunrise Boulevard  from 9 AM to 6 PM on June 2, 9 and 16. Featuring 20 dynamic modules on four consecutive Saturdays, AEI concludes on June 23 with a 9 AM to 2 PM Business Plan Clinic and Workshop.

 

For more information about this free informational workshop, contact:

Emily Theodossakos, Marketing & Program Manager 561.493.2550, or

Click here to register.

 

 

 

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“Artist As Entrepreneur Institute” Offers Informational Meeting At Armory Art Center In Palm Beach County

In addition to The Broward County Cultural Division‘s grant making activities, they design and convene training programs and workshops for our area’s cultural not-for-profit organizations and local artists: including visual artists, musical arts, composers, media, theater art, and performing arts.   The Rickie Report shares the details and reminds artists that to succeed, you must have business plan!   To date, more than 680 South Florida artists have graduated from the Institute.  An informational session takes place at the Armory Art Center on Monday, April 10th in the evening.  This is an opportunity for artists to learn more about the upcoming Artist as an Entrepreneur Institute (AEI) and the various services the Broward Cultural Division offers to artists in the region, including funding, professional development and networking opportunities. Make your reservation for this FREE overview now!

 

 

 

 

 

Armory Art Center

1700 Parker Avenue, West Palm Beach, FL 33401

 

 

The  ARMORY  ART  CENTER  

 

INVITES  YOU TO:

 

AN OVERVIEW OF

 

Artist as an Entrepreneur Institute

(AEI)

 

 

 

 

 

Monday, April 10, 2017

5:30  – 6:30 PM

 

Armory Art Center

1700 Parker Avenue, West Palm Beach, FL 33401

In the Armory Library

 

This event is Free

Artists residing in ANY County are welcome to attend!

Please RSVP with EventBrite: http://bit.ly/2mg1qpo

 

 

 

 

Broward Cultural Division is a local arts agency, one of thousands across the U.S. providing financial, technical and marketing assistance to artists and arts organizations.  Artist as an Entrepreneur Institute (AEI) is a course of study designed to assist individual artists, of all disciplines (visual, musicians, writers, media, theater, performing arts), by cultivating and advancing their business skills, and helping them to strengthen their operating infrastructure and expand their business. 

 

 

AEI will be presented from 9 AM – 6 PM on June 3, 10 & 17 and the Business Plan Clinic and Workshop on June 24th, 9 AM – 2 PM., and will offer a curriculum of 20 different class modules over the four Saturdays. The program will be presented at ArtServe, 1350 E. Sunrise Blvd. in Fort Lauderdale. The program is designed to help the artist community better understand their enterprise and markets, and strengthen the vitality of the larger urban arts and culture sector.

 

 

 

 

 

The 2017 Artist as an Entrepreneur Institute (AEI) program page: http://bit.ly/1nufepY

See also background on the AEI by the Miami Herald: http://bit.ly/2012Herald

 

 

For more information about the Armory Art Center meeting contact:

Jeanne Martin, Director of Communications & Marketing

Armory Art Center, (561) 832-1776 ex. 104

 jeanne.martin@armoryart.org

 

 

For more information about The Broward County Cultural Division:

James Shermer, Grants Administrator
Broward County Cultural Division
100 South Andrews Avenue, 6th Floor
Fort Lauderdale, FL 33301-1829
jshermer@broward.org
954-357-7502 Desk      954-357-5769 Fax
954-790-2190 Cell
www.broward.org/arts

 

 

 

 

 

 

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