Wellington Art Society Presents New “Artscapes” In A Virtual Gallery Setting. Sales Benefit WAS Art Scholarship & Outreach Programs

The Wellington Art Society (WAS) is participating in “Artscapes”, a virtual exhibit scheduled from NOW through January 4, 2021. This exhibit features 25 artists and 80 original artworks by WAS members, including stained glass, handmade paper, photography, painting, and more. All artwork is for sale and a portion of proceeds go toward WAS Scholarship and Outreach Programs.  The Rickie Report shares the details and some sneak peeks. Start your holiday shopping here!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

WELLINGTON ART SOCIETY

ANNOUNCES 

VIRTUAL GALLERY EXHIBIT:

“ARTSCAPES” 

 

 

 

Now through January 4, 2021

 

 

 

Click Here For the Exhibit 

 

 

 

 

“Tickled Pink” by Charles Moses

 

 

Artwork showcased in the virtual exhibit can be seen on the Wellington Art Society website through the Kunstmatrix tool. Kunstamatrix is a unique and innovative platform that enables artists to create beautiful and realistic 3D versions of their artwork, displayed in a sophisticated 3D virtual exhibition space. Visitors can view artwork one of several ways, including moving themselves around the exhibit using the arrows that appear on screen or by using the cursor. A guided tour is also available as an option.

 

 

“El Lusitano” by Hermi Zumbado

 

 

 

“The virtual exhibit is a great way to exhibit art while many galleries and other exhibit sites are still closed,” says Erica Kyle, Committee Chair of “Artscapes”. “With Kunstmatrix and their Virtual Gallery Program, WAS members can reach a broader, global audience.”

 

 

 

“Mediterranean Coast” by Marcia Greene

 

 

All artwork is for sale, and a portion of the proceeds are used in outreach initiatives such as the WAS Scholarship Program. Established in 2001, the program provides scholarships to talented young artists for art related expenses and tuition costs. Over the past decade WAS is proud to have awarded over $90,000 to more than 75 recipients within our community.

 

 

 

For more information about “Artscapes”, or to learn more about the 25 featured artists, please visit: 

https://artspaces.kunstmatrix.com/en/exhibition/2435289/artscapes

 

 

 

The Wellington Art Society is a non-profit charitable organization in its 39th year. It is open to artists of all mediums and patrons of the arts, allowing both local and regional artists to display their art work in local galleries, interact with other artists and serve the community through their art. For more information about WAS, visit http://www.wellingtonartsociety.org/.

 

 

 

 

 

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Wellington Art Society Features Demo With Craig McInnis On November 11 At Free, Public Virtual Meeting. Don’t Miss “Artscapes” A Virtual Art Exhibit Available Now – January 4, 2021

The Wellington Art Society (WAS) will feature a demonstration by renowned artist, Craig McInnis on Wednesday, November 11. The meeting  and demonstration will take place through the WAS Zoom virtual link. The public is invited to this FREE event. The Rickie Report shares these details, some sneak peeks of Craig’s artwork, and a link to Artscapes”, a virtual exhibit (available now through January 4, 2021).  RSVP to get the Zoom link!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Public Is Invited To

Wellington Art Society Meeting

 

Wednesday,  November 11, 2020

 7 PM

 

 

FEATURING:

C R A I G        M C I N N I S

 

 

 

All events open to members and non-members

Please RSVP to presidentofwas@gmail.com for the Zoom Link to attend

 

 

 

 

 

 

“Blind Patriotism” by Craig McInnis

 

 

 

Craig is a well-known multimedia artist and creative professional local to the Palm Beach area. Originally from Connecticut, Craig was born into a family of artists and musicians including his mother, grandfather and great uncles. It was the Art Institute of Fort Lauderdale, however, that brought him to Florida years ago. After graduation, he quickly entered the professional art world, taking on not one, but many prominent roles. From making music and touring nationally in numerous bands to painting public and private murals, Craig diversified his talents in ways that led to new and innovative opportunities. He is also the co-founder of Art Synergy and CONTINUUM, through which Craig, along with a dedicated team of art professionals, continues to lead the promotion of local art at national and international levels and facilitates access to arts education. 

 

 

“Flight to the Pinnacle” by Craig McInnis

 

 

 

 

Craig has also served as Creative Director of Fright Nights at the South Florida Fairgrounds for the past 15 years. In this role, he oversees horror make-up design, graphics, talent booking, casting and management, branding, set design, scenic painting, as well as getting into creative character himself. According to his website, Craig creates art as a way to maintain sanity and relative balance.

 

 

 

“Cherished” by Craig McInnis

 

 

 

In addition to the virtual meeting demonstration, WAS will participate in “Artscapes”, a virtual exhibit scheduled from November 1 until January 4, 2021. This exhibit will feature 25 artists and 81 original artworks by WAS members, including stained glass, handmade paper, photography, painting, and more. All artwork is for sale and a portion of proceeds go towards WAS Scholarship and Outreach Programs. 

For more information and to view the virtual gallery, please visit the Wellington Art Society home page at www.WellingtonartSociety.org.

 

 

 

 

“Fluffy” by Craig McInnis

 

 

 

 

 

The Wellington Art Society is a non-profit charitable organization in its 37th year. It is open to artists of all mediums and patrons of the arts, allowing both local and regional artists to display their art work in local galleries, interact with other artists and serve the community through their art.

For further information please visit wellingtonartsociety.org

 

 

 

 

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

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17019 SW Sapri Way   Port St. Lucie, FL 34986

 

 

 

 

Wellington Art Society October Events Include Virtual Meeting Demonstration With Suzanne Redmond And Member’s Art Gallery

The Wellington Art Society (WAS) will feature a demonstration by member and past president, Suzanne Redmond on October 14. The meeting demonstration will take place through the WAS Zoom virtual link which is distributed by email to all members. A meet and greet will be followed by the member spotlight and brief meeting. The event will conclude with Suzanne’s demonstration. The public is invited. The Rickie Report shares these details, some sneak peeks of Suzanne’s artwork, and a link to the impressive Member’s Art Gallery.  RSVP to get the Zoom link!

 

 

 

 

 

Public Is Invited To

Wellington Art Society Meeting

 

Wednesday,  October 14, 2020

 7 PM

 

 

FEATURING:

SUZANNE   REDMOND

 

All events open to members and non-members

Please RSVP to presidentofwas@gmail.com for the Zoom Link to attend

 

 

 

 

“Untitled” by Suzanne Redmond

 

 

Suzanne Redmond is a local art professional in the Wellington area. She has a business background in accounting. After years working in financial and contract management, she switched gears to pursue her artistic side. As Suzanne became more connected within the local arts community, she found herself organizing art shows and helping artists with their business and writing tasks. Suzanne’s own artworks have been featured in regional exhibits and in the prestigious Art in Public Places exhibit at Palm Beach International Airport.

 

 

Suzanne Redmond podcasting The Left Brain Artist

 

 

It wasn’t long until Suzanne then started her very own podcast, The Left Brain Artist, where she interviews a new artist every week. Interview topics include art and artistic techniques in addition to exploring how each artist creates and maintains a successful business. With over one million downloads in just a few short years, Suzanne’s podcast has become a local sensation and international platform for artists interested in creative and business development. For more information about Suzanne and her podcast, please visit www.suzanneredmond.com.

 

 

 

 

WAS Virtual Gallery

 

In addition to the virtual meeting demonstration, WAS is participating in a virtual gallery through October 16. This is an open themed exhibit featuring artworks including sculptures, fine art photography, paintings, and more. Viewers can see the artwork in a 3D virtual gallery and everything is for sale. For more information and to view the virtual gallery, please visit the Wellington Art Society Home page www.wellingtonartsociety.org or https://artspaces.kunstmatrix.com/en/exhibition/2095366/was-member-showcase.

 

 

 

The Wellington Art Society is a non-profit charitable organization in its 37th year. It is open to artists of all mediums and patrons of the arts, allowing both local and regional artists to display their art work in local galleries, interact with other artists and serve the community through their art.

For further information please visit wellingtonartsociety.org

 

 

 

 

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

 

 

Charles Moses Is Wellington Art Society’s Featured Artist At Whole Foods. Wellington Whole Foods Market Offers Food For Your Soul And Your Body

The Wellington Art Society and Wellington Whole Foods Market are currently showing an exhibit by Palm Beach County native, Charles Moses.  The exhibit is on display now through April 30 with a Meet the Artist Reception on Friday, April 3, 2020. A donation of $5 will go to the WAS Scholarship Fund. Whole Foods market in Wellington offers food for the soul as well as the body!  Tasty snacks and wine will be served.  The Rickie Report shares the details, a few sneak peeks, and reminds you that all artwork is for sale.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

WELLINGTON   ART   SOCIETY

Presents

 

 

A   SOLO   EXHIBITION

 

by

 

CHARLES   MOSES

 

 

 

MEET  THE  ARTIST:

Friday, April 3, 2020

6:30 – 8 PM

 

 Open to the Public

Whole Foods Market Cafe

2635 SR7 Wellington, FL

561.904.4000

Exhibit Is Available Now through April 30, 2020

 

 

Sunset Landscape by Charles Moses

 

 

 

The current featured artist at Wellington Whole Foods Gallery is self- taught artist Charles Moses.  Born and raised in Palm Beach County, he received a Business Administration degree from Northwood University.  Charles began his career in Information Technology working in the Northeast for several years.  Many of his paintings reflect his time there, with his landscapes of lighthouses and fall colors.

 

 

Seascape by Charles Moses

 

 

 

Charles’s love of art began with a picture he painted for his mother who urged him to continue with his painting.  He received encouragement from all his art teachers in school.  After retiring he was able to devote full time to his art and experiment with various subjects.  Today he works mainly with oil on canvas painting portraits, landscapes and seascapes with music playing in the background.  He likes to incorporate “See the Music” in all his work. Charles’s exhibit will be on display until April 30, 2020.

 

Wildlife Scene by Charles Moses

 

 

 

 

The Wellington Art Society is a non-profit charitable organization In its 39th year.  It is open to artists of all mediums and patrons of the arts, allowing both local and regional artists to display their art work in local galleries, interact with other artists and serve the community through their art. 

For further information please visit wellingtonartsociety.org 

 

 

 

 

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

Rickie Leiter, Publisher

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Wellington Art Society Offers Two Free Events: Pop-Up Gallery Exhibit And Monthly Meeting With Featured Speaker Rolando Chang Barrero

The Wellington Art Society offers two free events!  Stop by the Pop-Up Gallery in Live Studio 360 in The Mall at Wellington Green from March 6-8, 2020. A reception with refreshments will be held on March 7.  On Wednesday, March 11, Rolando Chang Barrero will be the featured speaker at the monthly meeting at the Wellington Community Center.  The public is welcome to these free eventsMeet and greet will be followed by a member spotlight and a brief meeting. Rolando’s presentation will be the highlight of the meeting followed by an art raffle. The Rickie Report shares the details and some sneak peeks.  Check out WAS – it offers fabulous artist networking opportunities.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

WELLINGTON  ART  SOCIETY

 POP-UP   ART   GALLERY

Meet The Artists Reception:

Saturday, March 7

6 – 8 pm

Live Studio 360 in The Mall at Wellington Green

Exhibit runs March 6-8, 2020.

 

 

 

 

 

The Wellington Art Society will have a Pop-Up Gallery in Live Studio 360 in The Mall at Wellington Green from March 6-8, 2020. The artists feature original works with exceptional creativity, diverse mediums and innovative techniques. There will be artist demonstrations throughout the two days and evenings.  A People’s Choice Award will be presented at the conclusion of the exhibit. One of the highlights will be the display of twelve large panels with artwork from local elementary, middle school and high school students with the theme of “Freedom”. A donation was given to each school and the art work and awards were chosen by the Great Charity Challenge Sponsors. The Wellington Art Society served as judges for the art work. A reception with refreshments and open to the public will be held on March 7 from 6-8 PM.  

 

Over 75 pieces of original art by 28 artists will be will be featured in this exhibit:

Heather Bergstrom,  Stan Greenfield,  Maria Martin,   Susan Bilheimer, 

Diane Hodges , Charles Moses,  Natalia Bodre, Laura Jaffe,  Susan Oakes

Myrna Bransburg,   Abbe Kalman,  Leslie Pfeiffer,  Lara Chapman   

Carolina King, Rebecca Profitt, Gail Erickson,  Vivian Koppelman  

Suzanne Redmond,  Del Foxton, Erica Kyle, Lois Spatz,  Abbey Funk                       

Rachel Laub, Geraldine Weinert,  Irma Galindo, Joseph Marcou 

Jean Williard, Norman Gitzen

 

 

This is a wonderful exhibit to enjoy and also buy original art.  Many artists also have prints of their work for sale.  Come and enjoy!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Public Is Invited To Wellington Art Society Meeting

 

Wednesday,  March 11, 2020

 

6:30 pm

 

Wellington  Community  Center

 

12150 Forest Hill Blvd.   Wellington, FL

 

 

FEATURING:

ROLANDO  CHANG  BARRERO

 

All events open to members and non-members

 

 

Portrait of Rolando Chang Barrero by Yunet Holmes

 

The Wellington Art Society will present a demonstration/discussion by well known local artist and entrepreneur Rolando Chang Barrero at their March 11, 2020 meeting.  The meeting will be held at the Wellington Community Center located on Forest Hill Boulevard just south of City Hall.  Meet and greet begins at 6:30 PM followed by a member spotlight and a brief meeting.  The evening will conclude with Rolando’s presentation and an art raffle.

 

 

“School Supplies for the New Generation” Installation Art by Rolando Chang Barrero

 

 

Rolando began his art career with a Bachelor of Fine Arts from the Art Institute of Chicago where he also received many honors and a coveted Ryerson Traveling Fellowship.  He is an experimental media artist, a visionary, a cultural leader and well known for his “Social Justice” art film.  He moved to Miami Beach in 1980, doing odd jobs but eventually working for Ted Lapidus in Bal Harbor, later relocating to Beverly Hills, CA working for Torie Steele on Rodeo Drive. He eventually moved back to Miami Beach, working with lifelong mentors and opening an art studio.  On the move again he went to Chicago working in the Pilsen Art District doing internships at numerous galleries.

 

Thanks to the Ryerson Fellowship, Rolando was able to visit Cuba with fellow Cuban artists in 1990.  His experience there opened his eyes to exploring the rich art and unique cultures of other countries.  When his money ran out he returned to South Beach and set up an art studio once again.  He began curating exhibitions as Interim Galleries Director for Miami-Dade College system.  Soon he was able to travel and continue exploring cultures and art in Europe, Asia and South America.  

 

 

 

 

 

 

Rolando underwent treatment for brain cancer for many dark years until he was finally able to return to work just before he moved to Palm Beach County in 2010.  He has established himself as a cultural art leader, founding the Boynton Beach Arts District, co-founder of Art Synergy, the Florida Arts Association, host and founder of Hola Palm Beach the first bilingual art and culture television show in the area. He is the recipient of the Congressional Letter of Commendation and Proclamation for Cultural Leadership.  He serves as curator of The Box Gallery and Compass having received the Best Gallery of 2018 award from the South Florida Gay News.  In the past he has served as Curator/Director of several galleries and currently curates at the Box Gallery in West Palm Beach.  Rolando was recently named as a MUSE Award recipient from the Cultural Council Of Palm Beach County, a prestigious recognition.  

 

For more information about Rolando:

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

Palm Beach Fine Art Collections     http://palmbeachfineartcollections.theboxgallery.info/

www.TheBoxGallery.Info

Read our blog:  http://palmbeachfineartgallery.blogspot.com/

 

 

 

The Wellington Art Society is a non-profit charitable organization in its 37th year. It is open to artists of all mediums and patrons of the arts, allowing both local and regional artists to display their art work in local galleries, interact with other artists and serve the community through their art.

For further information please visit wellingtonartsociety.org

 

 

 

 

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

 

 

Wellington Art Society Invites Public To Monthly Meeting Featuring Anita Lovitt On Wednesday, February 12 Plus Two Art Exhibits On Tuesday, February 25.

The Wellington Art Society will feature Anita Lovitt as their demonstrator on Wednesday, February 12 at the Wellington Community Center.  The public is welcome to this free eventMeet and greet will be followed by a member spotlight and a brief meeting. Anita’s presentation will be the highlight of the meeting followed by an art raffle. On Tuesday, February 25, the public is invited to two art exhibits at the Wellington Community Center and City Hall. Enjoy the free reception and a demonstration by Raymonde Talleyrand.  The Rickie Report shares the details and some sneak peeks.  Check out WAS – it offers fabulous artist networking opportunities.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Public Is Invited To Wellington Art Society Meeting

 

Wednesday,  February 12, 2020

 

6:30 pm

 

Wellington  Community  Center

 

12150 Forest Hill Blvd.   Wellington, FL

 

 

FEATURING:

ANITA  LOVITT

 

All events open to members and non-members

 

 

 

Anita Lovitt

 

 

Anita Lovitt is a multitalented artist, designer, teacher and author.  She was born and raised in Philadelphia.  Because she was always interested in science she majored in chemistry at Penn State University but after taking a summer art course she changed her major to art and graduated with a BFA in illustration from Philadelphia College of Art.  She began her professional career as an artist with Hallmark in Kansas City.  In order to expand her artistic experience she studied theater design at the University of Kansas and moved to New York City to work as a freelance illustrator and later as a Graphic Design Coordinator at the Shakespeare Festival.

 

 

“Lobster” by Anita Lovitt

 

 

In 2001 Anita moved to Delray Beach.  Using her knowledge from theater school she created the iconic “Dancing Pineapples” mural which made a huge impact on downtown development for Delray Beach.  She now serves on the Public Art Advisory Board of Delray Beach and created the “ArtFans” campaign which gives out wood and paper fans at free events to promote good will and offer information about art in Delray Beach 

 

 

 

 

“Hat People” by Anita Lovitt

 

In 2018, Anita gave a lecture at the Cultural Council of the Palm Beaches entitled “It’s All About Taste” exploring whether food and art are related—YES!  She is a member of the Palm Beach Watercolor Society and has just won a second place prize at their current show in Patch Reef Park .

  

 

 

 

 

 

At The Community  Center

 &  

City Hall Galleries:

 “Season  Of  Light”    and    “Celebrate  Art”

Tuesday, February 25       5 – 7 pm

 

Raymonde Talleyrand will be doing a demonstration at the Community Center

Wellington Community Center

12150 Forest Hill Blvd.   Wellington, FL

 

 

“Season of Light” is being exhibited at the Community Center and “Celebrate Art” is the exhibit at City Hall.  The Community Center is located just south of City Hall on Forest Hill Boulevard.  There will be light refreshments, door prizes, an artist demonstration and a People’s Choice Award presentation for each exhibit.  A total of 26 artists are exhibiting 108 pieces of art at the two venues.  Most of the art pieces are for sale and many artists offer prints of their work.  The reception is open to the public, free of charge so come and enjoy original art and meet the artists.

 

 

The artists exhibiting are:

Fawn McNeill Barr

Natalie Bodre

Betty Brodie

Liz Demaree

Hildegard Donavan

Stan Greenfield

Jay Harmon

Patsy Heller

Jean Howard

Laura Jaffe

Sharon Kleiman

Erica Kyle

Marie Lentine

Joanne Baker MacLeod

Susan Mosely

Ana Noble

Susan Oakes

Candace Platz

Rebecca Profitt

Holly Rutchey

Vasantha Siva

Raymonde Talleyrand

Geraldine Weinert

Jean Williard

Betty Jane Zedonek

Hermi Zumado

 

 

Please join us for a free, lovely reception and great art.  Come and bring

Your family, neighbors or your club.  Everyone is welcome!

 

 

 

The Wellington Art Society is a non-profit charitable organization in its 37th year. It is open to artists of all mediums and patrons of the arts, allowing both local and regional artists to display their art work in local galleries, interact with other artists and serve the community through their art.

For further information please visit wellingtonartsociety.org

 

 

 

 

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

 

Wellington Art Society Features Ramel Jasir’s Distinctive Mixed Media On January 15 At Wellington Community Center. Public Is invited To Meeting And Presentation

The Wellington Art Society will have a demonstration by Ramel Jasir, a distinctive mixed media artist, on Wednesday, January 15 at the Wellington Community Center.  A “Meet and Greet” is followed by a member spotlight, a brief meeting and art raffle.  Ramel uses the beauty and diversity of the people to reaffirm the commonalities that bind us as one humanity. Everyone is welcome to attend.  The Rickie Report shares the details and some sneak peeks of Ramel’s artistry.  The Wellington Art Society gives everyone the opportunity to meet artists – mark this one on your calendar!

 

 

 

 

Public Is Invited To Wellington Art Society Meeting

 

Wednesday,  January 15, 2020

 

6:30 pm

 

12150 Forest Hill Blvd.   Wellington, FL

 

 

 

FEATURING:

 

 

RAMEL    JASIR

 

“Sankofa” by Ramel Jasir

 

 

Ramel was born and raised in Portsmouth, Virginia and has been involved in creative art since he was very young.  His older brother introduced him to art by having him draw Batman’s ears.  This was the beginning of his evolving as an artist. He is a self taught artist who hones his skills through experimental learning, research and a passion to bring realism, authenticity and strong emotion to all his creations. 

 

“An Orange Moon” by Ramel Jasir

 

Ramel continues to evolve as an artist and is inspired by the plurality of his cultural heritage and the diverse cultural and tribal art by Native, Americans and the petroglyph art of Puerto Rico.  He uses the beauty and diversity of the people to reaffirm the commonalities that bind us as one humanity. 

 

 

“Incompredido” by Ramel Jasir

 

He creates art that is inspiring, evocative, educational and true.  Ramel tells The Rickie Report, “I like to describe my work as a voice in color that resonates various emotionally charged motifs of love, family, universal human rights and politics”.

 

 

 

 

 

The Wellington Art Society is a non-profit charitable organization in its 37th year. It is open to artists of all mediums and patrons of the arts, allowing both local and regional artists to display their art work in local galleries, interact with other artists and serve the community through their art.

For further information please visit wellingtonartsociety.org

 

 

 

 

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

 

 

 

Candace Platz Is Featured Wellington Art Society SOLO Artist At Whole Food Gallery In Wellington Through January 31

The Wellington Art Society and Wellington Whole Foods Market are currently showing an exhibit by acclaimed artist, Candace Platz.  Candace’s unique painting style results from her lifelong pursuit of many and varied passions–from veterinary medicine to kabbalistic mysticism, from technical diving to Grand Prix dressage, from poetry to animal welfare—the list goes on and she continues to add to it.  The exhibit is on display now through the end of January, 2020, with a Meet the Artist Reception on Friday, January 10, 2020. Tasty snacks and wine will be served. A donation of $5 will go to the WAS Scholarship Fund.   The Rickie Report shares the details and a few sneak peeks.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

WELLINGTON   ART   SOCIETY

Presents

 

 

A   SOLO   EXHIBITION

 

by

 

CANDACE       PLATZ

 

 

 

MEET  THE  ARTIST:

 

Friday, January 10, 2020

6:30 – 8 PM

 

 Open to the Public

Whole Foods Market Cafe

2635 SR7 Wellington, FL

561.904.4000

Exhibit Is Available Now through January 31, 2020

 

 

 

 

 

“Boxed In’ By Candace Platz

 

 

 

The Wellington Art Society is pleased to announce the next artist for the Whole Foods Market solo art show will be Wellington artist Candace Platz. Candace will have up to 20 paintings on display at the café of the Wellington Whole Foods Market from November 1, 2019 through January 31, 2020.

 

 

Candace Platz’s unique painting style results from her lifelong pursuit of many and varied passions–from veterinary medicine to kabbalistic mysticism, from technical diving to Grand Prix dressage, from poetry to animal welfare—the list goes on and she continues to add to it.

 

 

 

 

“Our Bubble” by Candace Platz 

 

 

Born in Bangor, Maine, Candace studied oil painting for ten years with William Möise, an abstract impressionist whose close connections with Wilhelm Reich influenced the eccentricity of his teaching.  Moise was adamant that Candace should never “paint for anyone’s living room walls,” and challenged her to paint upside down, or while looking in a mirror, or using a match book cover instead of a brush as examples of the techniques to prevent “painting to placate.”

 

 

Candace was also influenced by her years of study with J. Palmer Libby, a more conventional teacher and accomplished student of Joseph Sheppard whose stylized realism was a sharp contrast to Möise.  Winner of a juried statewide competition, Candace was awarded a session at the Haystack-Hinckley School, where she studied lithography, sculpture, oil crayons and pastels. She studied watercolor and charcoal at the Museum School of Fine Arts in Boston. Her use of acrylic mediums is recent.  Also a writer, poet, portrait photographer and stage designer, Candace has displayed her work at venues including the Kennedy Center for Performing Arts in Washington, DC. Her selection as the featured artist at the Whole Foods Cafe Show marks the 67-year old artist’s first solo exhibit.

 

 

 

“Night Mares” by Candace Platz

 

 

 

Candace’s intimate knowledge of things equine is firmly rooted in her careers as a veterinary clinician/surgeon and nationally-ranked adult amateur Grand Prix dressage competitor.  The undersea world is also a frequent theme in her work, as well as cats, birds, trees and other natural forms and landscapes.  Candace’s interest in the inter-relations among all beings and their environment is nurtured by her years of studying Non-Dual Kabbalistic Healing with Jinen Jason Shulman. Other influences include aboriginal Australian artist Margaret Chatfield, shamanist artist Eve Goetz and various Cuban artists including Carlos Guzman, Jose Füster, and the Brito sisters.

 

 

Proceeds from the sale of several of Candace’s paintings on display will go to welfare organizations, including The Brooke, The Equine Welfare Alliance and similar groups dedicated to the humane treatment of animals. Inquiries about this program are welcomed, as are requests for commissioned pieces.

 

 

The Wellington Art Society is a non-profit charitable organization In its 37th year.  It is open to artists of all mediums and patrons of the arts, allowing both local and regional artists to display their art work in local galleries, interact with other artists and serve the community through their art. 

For further information please visit wellingtonartsociety.org

 

 

 

 

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

Rickie Leiter, Publisher

Rickie@therickiereport.com   561-537-0291

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Wellington Art Society Features Batik Artist, Munirah At Next Meeting On Wednesday, December 11. Free And Open To The Public, Interact With The Artists!

The Wellington Art Society will have a demonstration by Munirah, a unique mixed media/batik artist, on Wednesday, December 11 at the Wellington Community Center.  A “Meet and Greet” is followed by a member spotlight, a brief meeting and art raffle.  Munirah will do a painting demo using tools from around the world, showing a hand stamped technique and hand drawn technique.  This will be followed by an interactive painting session where each guest can take part in painting a 3′ x 3′ community piece. The Rickie Report shares the details and some sneak peeks.  Everyone is welcome to attend.  

 

 

 

 

Public Is Invited To Wellington Art Society Meeting

 

Wednesday,  December 11, 2019

6:30 pm

 

12150 Forest Hill Blvd.   Wellington, FL

 

 

 

FEATURING:

 

 

M U N I R A H

 

 

 

 

Munirah is a batik artist whose art workshops represent a tribute and a commitment to the authentic culture of her birthplace Malaysia. She grew up in northern Malaysia, attended boarding school in Kuala Lumpur, and later received her Bachelor’s and Master’s degree from the University of Miami.  She lives in Miami and focuses on batik education, highlighting the process and tools of different cultures.

 

 

In addition to her home studio she travels to various venues in South Florida. She works with all ages and her students find her teaching therapeutic and transformative. Although she teaches a variety of classes, one of her most popular is a batik scarf class and an immersive batik workshop using batik caps (stamps). She continues to travel extensively and learn from masters in Malaysia, Indochina, Vietnam, Laos, Uganda and beyond.

 

 

 

In 2019, she was a Featured Artist at the Spoken Soul Festival which took place at the Adrienne Arsht Center For the Performing Arts in Miami. She focuses on batik education highlighting the batiking process and tools of different cultures throughout the world. 

 

 

 

 

She hosts one of the most popular and top-rated Airbnb Experiences in Miami. In addition to her home studio, she brings her workshops to various venues throughout South Florida.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

The Wellington Art Society is a non-profit charitable organization in its 37th year. It is open to artists of all mediums and patrons of the arts, allowing both local and regional artists to display their art work in local galleries, interact with other artists and serve the community through their art.

For further information please visit wellingtonartsociety.org

 

 

 

 

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

Ramel Jasir Offers Demo And Artist Talk At Wellington Art Society Meeting On November 13. Public Is Invited To Meet The Artists And Network

The Wellington Art Society will have a demonstration by Ramel Jasir, a distinctive mixed media artist, on Wednesday, November 13 at the Wellington Community Center.  A “Meet and Greet” is followed by a member spotlight, a brief meeting and art raffle.  Ramel uses the beauty and diversity of the people to reaffirm the commonalities that bind us as one humanity. Everyone is welcome to attend.  The Rickie Report shares the details and some sneak peeks of Ramel’s artistry. 

 

 

 

 

Public Is Invited To Wellington Art Society Meeting

 

Wednesday,  November 13, 2019

 

6:30 pm

 

12150 Forest Hill Blvd.   Wellington, FL

 

 

 

FEATURING:

 

 

RAMEL    JASIR

 

“Sankofa” by Ramel Jasir

 

 

Ramel was born and raised in Portsmouth, Virginia and has been involved in creative art since he was very young.  His older brother introduced him to art by having him draw Batman’s ears.  This was the beginning of his evolving as an artist. He is a self taught artist who hones his skills through experimental learning, research and a passion to bring realism, authenticity and strong emotion to all his creations.  

 

“An Orange Moon” by Ramel Jasir

 

Ramel continues to evolve as an artist and is inspired by the plurality of his cultural heritage and the diverse cultural and tribal art by Native, Americans and the petroglyph art of Puerto Rico.  He uses the beauty and diversity of the people to reaffirm the commonalities that bind us as one humanity. 

 

 

“Incompredido” by Ramel Jasir

 

He creates art that is inspiring, evocative, educational and true.  Ramel tells The Rickie Report, “I like to describe my work as a voice in color that resonates various emotionally charged motifs of love, family, universal human rights and politics”.

 

 

 

 

 

The Wellington Art Society is a non-profit charitable organization in its 37th year. It is open to artists of all mediums and patrons of the arts, allowing both local and regional artists to display their art work in local galleries, interact with other artists and serve the community through their art.

For further information please visit wellingtonartsociety.org

 

 

 

 

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