Broward Quilt Expo Features Vendors, Quilt Exhibit And Sale, Workshops, Demos, Book Signing, Children’s Activities, And More!

Did you know that quilting is a $3.7 billion industry?  The 15th Biennial Broward Quilt Expo (BQE) will feature 30 vendors, 200 quilts on exhibit, Workshops, Quilt Sales, and Demos. Bring your copy of any Jean Wells’ books and have it signed by the author! Activities include free and ticketed events: Miniature Quilt Auction Monday, March 4; Workshops at ArtServe Monday through Thursday, March 4-7; Awards Gala Friday, March 8; Quilt Show and Marketplace Saturday and Sunday, March 9 & 10.   The Rickie Report shares the details and some sneak peeks!  Kudos to the Six Quilt Guilds for combining their efforts to bring this to our area!

 

 

 

 

 

15th Biennial Broward Quilt Expo to Feature book signing with Award winning Quilter Jean Wells

Broward Quilt Expo to showcase 30 vendors, 200 quilts, Workshops, Demos and new this year – quilts for sale.

 Miniature Quilt Auction

 

 

Monday, March 4    

Our miniature quilt auction is a fun event to raise funds for Broward Quilt Expo and the six guilds who organize it. It’s your chance to purchase a gorgeous piece of handmade art for your wall. Over forty quilts will be auctioned.

This is a free event, open to all!

6:00 pm   Doors open: bidder registration, quilt preview

7:00 pm   Auction begins

At:  ArtServe     1350 E Sunrise Blvd, Fort Lauderdale, FL 33304

 

Workshops:

Tara Faughnan

Monday through Thursday, March 4th to 7th 

Pre-register:  www.browardquiltexpo.com

At:  ArtServe   1350 E Sunrise Blvd, Fort Lauderdale, FL 33304

Awards Gala

 

 

Our Awards Celebration is a fun social event, and our chance to gather and honor the makers of the winning quilts in our 2019 show. Ribbons will be awarded in all prize categories.  We will also be treated to a lecture presentation by Hall of Fame quilter Jean Wells.  Wine, beer, soft drinks, and sweet and savory nibbles will be served.

Tickets:   http://www.browardquiltexpo.com

At:  ArtServe   1350 E Sunrise Blvd, Fort Lauderdale, FL 33304

 

Quilt Expo and Marketplace

 

 

 

Saturday, March 9 and Sunday, March 10   10 am – 6 pm

Saturday, March 9  Noon –

Bring your copy of any Jean Wells’ book and have it signed by the author!

 

 

 

1 and 2 Day passes are available at the War Memorial Box Office

At:  War Memorial Auditorium    (954) 828-5380

   800 NE 8th St.    Fort Lauderdale, FL 33304

 

 

 

 

Quilting in the United States spans generations and has grown to a $3 Billion-dollar industry encompassing a variety of styles, techniques and methods. Quilts are as varied as the diverse community that create them.

 

Over these seven days, thousands of viewers will join us to celebrate the uniquely American art form of quilting.  Whether you want to look at beautiful examples of traditional, modern, or art quilts, if you’d like to buy a quilt, learn how to quilt, attend a lecture, or shop for supplies, BQE has it all!

 

And BQE is not just for quilters!  In 2019 we will also be welcoming the entire community with many new activities,  NOT confirmed at press time – please check website for latest updates!

  • Children’s activities 
  • Art Challenge for non-quilters!
  • Lounge and relaxation station.
  • Food trucks.
  • Community events before quilt week.
  • Family-friendly tickets.
  • Much more to be announced!

 

 

 

Vendors will have yards upon yards of fabulous fabric, sewing notions and patterns. Woven wearable’s,art cloths, Japanese threads and much more. New this year is a vendor demonstration area with various quilting and sewing techniques, how to use various tools on the market and much more. All six guilds will be hosting a “Guildtique” with hand made items for sale, basket walk and charity quilt raffles.

 

To make it a family event, Food Trucks will be on hand, so you can take a lunch break and then continue to view the wonderful quilts and shop the vendor floor. New this year is the addition of quilt sales. You can now purchase the quilts on display.

 

BQE is the work of the East Sunrise Quilt Guild, Southern Stars Quilt Guild, Coral Springs Quilters, West Broward Quilters, South Florida Modern Quilt Guild and Quilting in the Pines Guild. All or our funding comes from public support, membership dues, grants and funds from previous events. We are an all-volunteer organization who are crazy about quilts.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

For more information:

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17019 SW Sapri Way   Port St. Lucie, FL 34986

 

Meet The Artists In Lake Worth At Artist’s Eye Gallery. Free Reception For A “Spectacle Of Art” Exhibit And Featured Artist Diane DeHon On March 1 – Exhibits Available Through March 31

Where can you see a “Spectacle Of Art” Show highlighting award winning artists, a photography and painting exhibit of a 4th generation Floridian, and meet the artists at a free event?  The Artist’s Eye Gallery & Boutique, the home of the Lake Worth Art Leagueinvites the public to their 6th exhibit Opening Reception on Friday, March 1. The Rickie Report shares the details and some sneak peeks. The exhibits are available through March 31. Shop the Boutique!

 

 

 

 

 

604 Lucerne Avenue    Lake Worth, FL  33460

561.586.6666     lwartleague.org

 

Gallery Hours:   Tuesday thru Sunday    Noon – 4 pm

Meet the Artists Reception 1st Friday of each month  6-8 pm

Bringing art to the community from the community, since 1941

 

 

“SPECTACLE  OF  ART”

Meet The Artists

  Opening Reception:

  Friday, March 1

  6 – 8 pm  

Enjoy the City of Lake Worth Block Party!

This Exhibit runs February 26  through March 31, 2019

ART LOVERS! Save the dates!

You are invited to our “Spectacle Of Art” show!

It’s the 6th of 8 judged art exhibitions in our Eye-Catching Season of Art, and our second season show that is open to all artists!

This show also features a Special Exhibition by artist and photographer, Diane DeHon

Our featured artist is a fourth generation Floridian that loves the beaches, rivers and the Everglades. Mesmerized by the animals, flora, water and their interaction with each other, the colors, the peacefulness and the geometrical shapes that can be seen in the plants, Diane is driven to capture that uniqueness and wonder as both a photographer and a painter.

“Meet the Artists” Opening Reception is on Friday, March 1, from 6 to 8 pm

during the City of Lake Worth Block Party. 

Just steps off Lake Avenue, at L Street and Lucerne Avenue, our Exhibits and Receptions are open to the public. Receptions offer an opportunity to MEET THE ARTISTS, enjoy light refreshment, and shop in our Boutique for unique items created by our artists!
This show begins February 26, 2019 and may be seen through March 31 from Noon to 4 pm.

 

 

For more information  about this exhibit, future exhibits, classes, workshops, or membership:

561.586.6666     lwartleague.org

 

 

 

 

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17019 SW Sapri Way   Port St. Lucie, FL 34986

Artist Pamela Acheson Myers Offers Tell-All Glimpse Of Life Behind The Canvas On February 22 At Via Art Project Gallery In Palm Beach

Get ready to hear artist, Pamela Acheson Myers, as she give us an entertaining peek into what life is like behind the canvas!  Come have a glass of wine and join her on Friday, February 22 at the Via Art Project Gallery in Palm Beach.  You’ll learn how she morphed from a successful publishing executive in New York City to life as an abstract artist!  The Rickie Report shares the details and some sneak peeks of Pamela’s award winning artworks.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

208 Sunset Avenue & 114 N. County Road

     Palm Beach, FL 33480

833.842.2787

www.viaartprojects.com

 


P R E S E N T S:

 

 

Artist Pamela Acheson Myers

 

A Tell-All Glimpse of Life Behind the Canvas

Friday,  February 22, 2019

5:30 – 6:30 pm

 

Free Admission

 

Artist, Pamela Acheson Myers

 

 

 

Hear how award winning artist,  Pamela Acheson Myers morphed from a successful career as a publishing executive in New York City to life as an abstract artist.

 

Discover:

  • why she used to draw birds

  • how she switched styles from realistic to abstract

  • why she titles every work and why she is passionate about titles

  • how she gets an idea

  • how she starts a painting

  • what the scariest part of painting is to her

  • how she knows when a painting is finished

  • how she finds painting and writing require opposite processes

  • how she finds ideas in the oddest places

  • why she loves starting with a blank canvas

  • how she knows when a painting is finished

  • and much more!

 

“Little One” by Pamela Acheson Myers

 

 

 

Pamela Acheson Myers currently exhibits her work at the Via Arts Projects Gallery at 208 Sunset Avenue in Palm Beach, Florida. She continues to exhibit in juried exhibits across the United States, including galleries in Chesea (NYC) and Santa Fe (NM), and for four years, the American Airline lounges at the Miami airport. Her artwork is in private collections in the US and France. She also has painted commissioned artwork. Pamela is a colorist and her art reflects her profound delight in color. She explains to The Rickie Report, “Intense color has thrilled me for as long as I can remember, whether it appears in a spectacular sunset, or a wildly wallpapered room, or a tropical bird’s brilliant rainbow of feathers. For me, my art is a celebration of the colors.”

 

 

 

 

 

“Sunrise Over St.Barts” by Pamela Acheson Myers

 

 

 

 

 

Myers’ artwork is primarily abstract, although she also paints abstract landscapes, and her works range in size from 8” x 8” to 72” x 84”. Her colors range from soft and graceful to loud and wild! Pamela graduated from Bennington College where she studied under Jules Olitski, Vincent Longo and David Smith. More recently she has studied with Harlan G. Hoffman and Miroslav Antic, both of West Palm Beach. Her photographs and articles have appeared in Caribbean Travel & Life, Florida Travel & Life, Bride’s Magazine, and Travel & Leisure; she was an executive at a major publishing house, has written and designed numerous ads and marketing tools, was a long-time contributor to Fodor’s Travel Guides, and is the author of six books, the most recent being “A Year in Palm Beach: Life in an Alternate Universe”, published in 2012, which she co-wrote with her late husband Richard B. Myers.

 

 

“Come On In” by Pamela Acheson Myers

 

 

 

 

Pamela Acheson Myers’ website is: pamachesonmyersart.com

 

All Via Arts Project events and sales benefit and builds awareness of For the Love of Art Foundation (FLOA).

 

 

 

 

For more information:

Via Art Projects

 

208 Sunset Avenue & 114 N. County Road

     Palm Beach, FL 33480

833.842.2787

www.viaartprojects.com

Or email:   Shannon@viaartprojects.com

 

 

 

 

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

 

Armory Art Center Announces New Classes And Workshops For Session 4. For All Levels Of Experience And Ages

It’s time to register for Session 4 at the Armory Art Center in West Palm Beach!  Classes begin March 4, with offerings for all levels of experience and all ages.  The Rickie Report shares some of the highlights and urges you to take a look at the courses and workshops!

 

 

 

811 Park Place W. Palm Beach, FL 33401

(561) 832-1776 | armoryart.org | registrar@armoryart.org

REGISTRATION:

Monday – Thursday: 8:30 am – 9:00 pm
Friday: 8:30 am – 5:00 pm
Saturday: 9:00 am – 4:00 pm

To See The Full Catalog:

Online registration: 24/7 http://www.armoryart.org/registration

Classes are subject to change.

Please check out online registration for the most up-to-date offerings

 

 

 

 

 

 

A D U L T      C L A S S E S:

INTERMEDIATE  WHEEL CLASS

Mondays, 9:30 AM – 12:30 PM
Class Starts on Mar 4, 2019
Instructor: Ronald Shaw

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

DRAWING FOR BEGINNING STUDENTS

Tuesdays, 6:00 PM – 8:00 PM
Class Starts on Mar 5, 2019
Instructor: Michael Las Casas

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

ART TO WEAR – THE DELIGHT IS IN THE DETAILS

Thursdays, 6:00 PM – 9:00 PM
Class Starts on Mar 7, 2019
Instructor: Allyson Daley

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

BASKET WEAVING WITH FLORIDA NATURALS

Saturdays, 9:30 AM – 4:30 PM
Class Starts on Mar 9, 2019
Instructor: Mary Catello

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

KINETIC  BROOCHES

Saturdays, 9:30 AM – 4:30 PM
Class Starts on Apr 13, 2019
Instructor: Maria Tritico

 

 

 

 

CONTEMPORARY  PAINTING

Tuesdays, 9:30 AM – 12:30 PM
Class Starts on Mar 5, 2019
Instructor: Sam Perry

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

MODERN PHOTOJOURNALISM

Wednesdays, 6:00 PM – 8:00 PM
Class Starts on Mar 27, 2019
Instructor: Saul Martinez

 

 

 

 

INTRODUCTION TO WELDING FOR ARTISTS

Mondays, 9:30 AM – 12:30 PM
Class Starts on Mar 4, 2019
Instructor: John Gatti

 

 

 

Y  O  U  T  H    C  L  A  S  S  E  S:

 

 

 

FIRST SATURDAYS FAMILY FUN

Ages: 5 yrs. to 7 yrs.
Saturdays, 1:00 PM – 3:00 PM
Class Starts on Mar 9, 2019
Instructor: Steve Brouse

 

 

 

 

VISUAL ARTS ENRICHMENT I

Ages: 8 yrs. to 10 yrs.
Saturdays, 9:30 AM – 11:00 AM
Class Starts on Mar 9, 2019
Instructor: Vishan Seenath

 

 

 

 

 

DIGITAL  MEDIA

Ages: 14 yrs. to 17 yrs.
Mondays, 5:00 PM – 7:00 PM
Class Starts on Mar 4, 2019
Instructor: Jonathan Greene

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

For more information about classes, workshops, studio  time, or planning other events:

811 Park Place W. Palm Beach, FL 33401

(561) 832-1776 | armoryart.org | registrar@armoryart.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

 

 

 

Hailed By Critics For Her “Subjective Realism” Approach, Eran Far Offers Three Abstract Painting Classes At Hobe Sound Fine Arts League

Eran Far is an Iranian/American artist whose formal training began at the Kamal El Molk Art Academy in Tehran.  Under the direction of great academics in Brussels and the Art Students League of New York, her artistry matured into a unique style which combines the abstract and expressionist movements.  Eran is offering 3 workshops ( individual or they can be combined) to students interested in exploring abstract art, at the Hobe Sound Fine Arts League on February 16, February 23 and March 2.  The Rickie Report shares the details and some sneak peeks of her exquisite artistry!

 

 

 

 

 

 

PRESENTS:

3 One- Day Workshops With:

                                                                                            

E R A N     F A R

 

Internationally Acclaimed Abstract Expressionist Artist

 

 

 

 

Saturdays:   February 16, February 23, and March 2, 2019

For more information and to register for a workshop:  call :     201 496-3872 or    email:     eranfar31@gmail.com

      

 

Classes take place at:

Hobe Sound Fine Arts League

8879 SE Bridge Road     Hobe Sound, FL 33455

 


Eran Far
 

 

 

 

Hailed by critics as “subjective realism”, Eran Far’s expressive and hypnotic style evokes thoughts that carry the mind from the reality of nature to abstract expressions of emotion.  She tells The Rickie Report, “Through my watercolors and mixed media, I want to explain beauty and harmony beyond the traditional and expected ways. My paintings reflect all the scenes and incidents that affected me deeply…sounds, lights, colors. This, together with the experience of “crossing into the world beyond’ which is inexplicable even to myself, is the main texture of my paintings”.

 

 

 

Eran attributes the creative expressions in her paintings to hard days and happy days growing up in Tehran, and to her life travels in different parts of the world. Born to older parents, Eran grew up in a largely adult world.  Encouraged to be fiercely competitive and having an appetite for singing, theater, and dance, Eran performed happily before her home audiences.  She also had an innate love for design, appreciating the depth of color and nuance.

 

 

“Summer Breeze” by Eran Far

 

 

Biographer, Fleeta E. Fox, talks about Eran: “ Her art and painting had their beginnings at Kamal el Molk Academy in Teheran.  As she studied the Masters and began painting, she felt that her own paintings were superficial and  “too copycat”.   With an unbridled need to express herself from within, Eran rejected and discarded the idea of painting altogether and “forgot art”.  Eran joined her brother in Brooklyn, NY  to continue her college studies”. 

 

Eran was  inspired by the creativity and history of the New York World’s Fair, as “lighting, scenery, and theater all impacted her and opened new horizons”.  She was energized by her nascent experiences in the bustling city. In the seventies, as Eran grieved her mother’s death, she sought reprieve by traveling to the south of France and later to Brussels.  Eran says, “The yellow lights of Brussels inspired me to try painting once again”.  But, being restricted to traditional art forms, her spirit for expression and creative form was dampened.

 

“Class Recess” by Eran Far

 

 

 

A return to New York City, brought Eran to classes at the Students Art League. In this new-found space, Eran’s love of Modern Art was finally released.  She told Fleeta E. Fox the following story.  

 

The students were assigned small spaces on a table upon which to work. They were allowed to paint on a small canvas. One day during class, an instructor approached Eran and said, “Why are you painting in this space? What are you doing? You need more space….”

Eran responded, “That’s what we’re allowed”.

She was instructed to purchase a larger canvas and work on the floor. For the very first time in her life, she was painting with large, sweeping strokes and “painting her heart out”! Inspired by her mentor who believed in her gift, she was encouraged to “excavate her soul” and paint from within. She was also inspired by a fellow art student, illustrator, and scholar who recognized and encouraged her development into a fine artist. He later became her husband.

 

 

At the prestigious Art Students League of New York, Eran studied on and off for over two decades (1990-2012) under Master artists Joseph Stapleton, Anita Steckel, and Dale Myer. Eran’s style of painting was recognized as “Subjective Realism” within abstract expressionist style.

 

For two decades and prior to relocating to Florida, Eran also served as a computer programmer and systems analyst for NCR Corporation, an international manufacturing company in both Iran and New York.  She later jointed Metropolitan Life of New York, as a financial representative.

 

“Nature’s Choreography” by Eran Far

 

 

 

Eran currently works as a private art instructor, conducting art workshops, and participating in art shows in different venues in Florida.  Her paintings speak for themselves.  They have been presented in art shows in New York, Berlin, Paris, Teheran, and Nice.  In 2015, Eran made her home in Stuart, Florida, where she shares her art with residents of the Treasure Coast, as well as “sharing her secrets” through her upcoming classes.  Her paintings are included in numerous art collections internationally.  She is available for commissions.

 

 

 

To learn more about this artist: 

Contact Eran Far

      Tel:         201 496-3872

      email:     eranfar31@gmail.com

      website:  www.yessy.com/eranfar 

 

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

 

Via Art Projects Invites Public To Free Reception February 12. Learn About For The Love Of Art Foundation, Meet Authors, Artists, And Browse This Emerging Artist Haven In Palm Beach

Via Art Projects in Palm Beach, FL invites the public to a special event on Tuesday, February 12, bringing awareness to For The Love of Art Foundation (FLOA).  Co-hosted by the Palm Beach Writers Group, you will meet Anita Gabler, Casey Tennyson, Charles Klotsche, David Mallegol, Ellen Liman, Erica Elliott, Erik Brown, James Gabler, Johanna Neuman, Katri Brasseaux, Layla Noor, Nancy Brinker, Pamela Acheson Myers, Philip Nicozisis, and Yury Slobodenuk. Admission is free.  Enjoy the refreshments as you browse this eclectic art space’s artworks and other creative objects.  The Rickie Report shares the details here.

 

 

 

 

 

208 Sunset Avenue & 114 N. County Road

     Palm Beach, FL 33480

833.842.2787

www.viaartprojects.com

 

 

PRESENTS   AN   EVENING   OF   AWARENESS:

 

 

 

Tuesday,  February 12

5 – 7 PM

Free admission and refreshments

Meet the authors, browse the original artwork, and explore this new art space which celebrates emerging artists!

 

 

 

 

 

For the Love of Art Foundation (FLOA) supports emerging artists of all ages and walks of life by providing gallery and studio space, canvas, creative guidance, art supplies, and more.  These artists are encouraged to continue their work in a welcoming environment through sponsorships by FLOA for those who merit it.

FLOA  (#83-1334813) is a 501(c)3 Tax Exempt Entity recognized by the IRS for charitable giving purposes.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Meet Casey Tennyson, author and innovative charity guru. She will be signing her book, “The Secret of Southern Shells”. Wouldn’t it be clever to match charitable individuals with the arts and see what comes of it? Enter Casey Tennyson and voila! – CHART – Charity Art Magazine is born (ChartCharityArt.com). The publication’s mission is to be a voice for charities and the arts. After ten years of publishing, Casey recently launched an exclusive Palm Beach edition of CHART , featuring “charticles” about local residents, the charities they support and the arts.

 

 

For more information:

Via Art Projects

 

208 Sunset Avenue & 114 N. County Road

     Palm Beach, FL 33480

833.842.2787

www.viaartprojects.com

Or email:   Shannon@viaartprojects.com

 

 

 

 

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

Third Thursday, February 21, At Lighthouse ArtCenter Features Lecture By J. Marshall Adams And Focuses On The Life And Achievements Of A.E.Backus

The Lighthouse ArtCenter announces plans for an informative talk about the artist A.E.”Bean” Backus by J.Marshall Adams, the Executive Director of the A.E.Backus Museum & Gallery. The public is welcome to hear the lecture during the monthly 3rd Thursday reception on February 21.  Mr. Backus has a fascinating place in the history of Florida art, as the preeminent landscape painter and the teacher of Alfred Hair, one of the original Florida Highwaymen, a group of mostly self-taught artists who painted Florida landscapes starting in the 1940’s. Don’t miss the Exhibit, “Building Frank Lloyd Wright’s Guggenheim” available now through March 2.

 

 

 

 

 

Lighthouse ArtCenter Gallery

373 Tequesta Drive    Tequesta, Florida 33469

(561) 746-3101     www.LighthouseArts.org

Gallery Hours:
M-F 10 am – 4 pm      Sat 10 am – 2 pm

 First Saturday of the month no charge

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Lighthouse ArtCenter Announces:

3rd Thursday

Thursday, February 21

 

Featuring:

J. Marshall Adams, Executive Director

 A.E. Backus Museum  & Gallery

5:30 – 7:30 pm

Wine and Hors d’oeuvres Reception

Free for Lighthouse ArtCenter members and $10 for non-members

 

 

 

 

A.E. “Bean” Backus painting en plein air, back country, St. Lucie County (late 1940s)

 

 

 

 

 

 

Mr. Marshall will present “Part Cracker, Part Monet: A.E. Backus.” As Florida’s preeminent landscape painter, A.E. “Bean” Backus (1906-1990), brought a natural eye and self-trained mastery to present the idyllic, rugged beauty of the glades, beaches, rivers, savannas, and back country of his home state with a singular devotion and unique sense of place. Mr. Marshall invites you to discover the compelling story of this artist’s creative practice and his altruistic spirit that continues to inspire today.

 

 

 

A.E. Backus (American, 1906-1990). Spanish Bayonets on the Indian River, c. 1960. Oil on canvas, 23 x 35 inches. Collection of the A.E. Backus Museum & Gallery, 2008.B.2.OC.2.

 

 

With a career spanning more than 70 years, Backus was the first Florida-born artist to build his professional renown by painting the landscape and scenes from daily life of his native state. He was fortunate to have known great success during his lifetime, with paintings hanging in the businesses and the private collections of many of Florida’s most prominent citizens. A renowned humanitarian who abhorred the racist attitudes and segregation that engulfed the region, Backus taught and mentored the group of entrepreneurial African American artists who became known as the Florida Highwaymen. Their inspiring story is part of the A.E. Backus legacy.

 

 

 

A.E. Backus (American, 1906-1990). Morning Light – Everglades, c. 1970. Oil on canvas, 24 x 30 inches. Collection of the A.E. Backus Museum & Gallery, 2009.B.1.OC.1.

 

 

 

J. Marshall Adams is the Executive Director of the A.E. Backus Museum & Gallery in Historic Downtown Fort Pierce, Florida. Adams brings more than 20 years of museum experience to his role, and has been recognized statewide and nationally for his work. He was previously the Director of Education at the Vero Beach Museum of Art, the Director of Education & Exhibitions at the Museum of Contemporary Art Jacksonville, and the Head of School Programs at the High Museum of Art in Atlanta. He has a Master’s in Museum Education from Bank Street College of Education in New York, and a Bachelor’s in Studio Art from Tulane University in New Orleans. The Backus Museum is a vital part of the cultural life of its community, and is well-regarded beyond for championing the history and legacy of A.E. Backus as one of the region’s most renowned artists, and as a humanitarian who felt that art was for everyone.

 

 

 

If your interest is piqued about the Highwaymen artists, the A.E. Backus Museum & Gallery presents the new exhibition Artists of Color: Place, Race, and Vision of the Florida Highwaymen, featuring 50 works by original Highwaymen Harold Newton, Alfred Hair, Roy McLendon, Sam Newton, Willie Daniels, Mary Ann Carroll, Livingston Roberts, and Johnny Daniels. The exhibition demonstrates in powerful images how the Highwaymen’s search for economic independence, creative freedom, and a distinctive vision blended together in a way that transformed how we see the landscapes before us. The exhibition features works from private collections, many never exhibited before, and is curated by Roger Lightle. Artists of Color: Place, Race, and Vision of the Florida Highwaymen is on view through March 3, 2019.

 

 

 

About the A.E. Backus Museum & Gallery

With a recently added, multi-million dollar expansion, the A.E. Backus Museum & Gallery houses the nation’s largest public presentation of artwork by Florida’s preeminent painter, A.E. “Bean” Backus (1906-1990), and is home to the state’s only permanent multimedia exhibition on the Florida Highwaymen. In addition to preserving and perpetuating the artistic and humanitarian legacy of Backus, the Museum organizes and hosts changing exhibitions from artists of national and international acclaim. It was voted “Best Museum 2018” in Indian River Magazine’s annual “Best of the Treasure Coast,” where it was described as “a fabulous place to visit.” The 58th Season of exhibitions, programs, and events continues through June.

 

 

 

 

For further information about this event, classes, exhibits, or tours:

Please call (561) 746-3101 or go to www.LighthouseArts.org

The Lighthouse ArtCenter, a 501c (3) not-for-profit, was founded in 1964 by eight artists and Christopher Norton. In the last 54 years it has grown to include a gallery, school of art, gift shop, and art supply store. Supported by memberships, sponsors, and grants the ArtCenter now serves over 20,000 guests, 2,500 students, 45 faculty members, 500 summer ArtCampers and a comprehensive outreach program to benefit underserved and disabled residents in the community.

Lighthouse ArtCenter Gallery

 373 Tequesta Drive Tequesta, Florida  33469

(561) 746-3201

Monday – Friday 10 am – 4 pm

Saturday 10 am – 2 pm

 

Lighthouse ArtCenter School of Art and Art Supply Store

395 Seabrook Road Tequesta, Florida 33469

(561)748-8737

Monday – Friday 9 am – 5 pm

Saturday 9 am – 4 pm

 

 

 

 

 

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Why Painting And Art Make Great Life Companions For Caryl Pomales, And How You Can Learn New Techniques At Two Upcoming Workshops

Caryl Pomales has treasured her companionship with art since her childhood.  Her love of creating vibrant and colorful pieces has remained with her, no matter how diverse her career path took her.  Reconnecting with an old friend brings you back to a special reference point. If you have diverged and want to get back to your creative self, we can’t think of a better way, than to take a class with Caryl.  Her next two day workshops are “PAWS” Painting Animals With Spirit! February 14-15 and “Palette Knife Painting: Bold, Bright, Beautiful” March 14-15 both at the New Studio for the Visual Arts.  The Rickie Report shares the details and some photos of Caryl’s new paintings.  Be sure to check out her website, as Caryl offers original art, throw pillows, tote bags, notebooks, postcards, and mugs with her images!

 

Caryl   Pomales   Fine   Art

 

 

Fine artist, Caryl Pomales

 

New Workshop:

PAWS: Painting Animals With Spirit!

 – 4 pm

 

The New Studio of the Visual Arts     

1615 S Cypress Dr    

Jupiter, FL 33469

Sign Up via https://www.thenewstudiova.net/caryl-pomales-workshop-feb  or call 561-295-5712

PALETTE KNIFE WORKSHOP

March 14-15

9:30 am – 4 pm
Location: The New Studio of the Visual Arts
Phone Number: 561-295-5712
Address: 1615 S Cypress Dr, Jupiter, FL 33469
Sign Up via https://www.thenewstudiova.net/caryl-pomales-workshop-march or call 561-295-5712

Painting as Life’s Great Companion

 

“Painting is a companion with whom one may hope to walk a great part of life’s journey.” -Winston Churchill

 

Caryl Pomales tells The Rickie Report, “Art has been a treasured companion in my life since early childhood, when I discovered my love for creating vibrant and colorful pieces on any paper or canvas I could get my hands on. Painting has stuck by my side as a close friend during my diversified career paths, in which I explored different fields but couldn’t devote all my time and energy to my true passion. Finally, art has been a long-time friend I’ve been able to reconnect with, greeting me with open arms and welcoming me back, as I’ve made it my career”.

 

 

“Rose” by Caryl Pomales

 

 

“I personally love thinking of painting as a companion in life. This has felt remarkably applicable in my journey, as it has been a comfort, a joy, and a judgment-free pleasure that I’ve been able to return to time and time again every step of the way. Like a trusted and true companion, my relationship with painting has evolved as my life experience has grown and expanded. Our “conversation topics” and “dialogues” have broadened as I’ve explored more of the world and broadened my horizons. As I have gone on journeys across the globe, I am constantly thinking of my tried-and-true companion. I collect images with this in mind, snapping pictures that inspire me, keeping an eye out for potential subjects, and noticing and appreciating the colors, shapes, people, and animals that surround me. No matter where in the world I have been, I always return home ready to paint”.

 

“Picasso’s Virtue of Curiosity” by Caryl Pomales

 

A true passion sticks with you loyally, and is not easy to shake. My personal story serves as evidence of that. Despite my diversified careers, each fulfilling and successful in its own way, I have always found my way back to painting as my companion and true passion. This love, present from my days on the playground, sketching animals in colorful crayons and markers, never dwindled across the years, and has been present throughout a huge portion of my life’s journey.

 

Untitled by Caryl Pomales

 

 

 

Winston Churchill profoundly noted how painting can accompany you throughout your journey, and I have found this to be an absolute truth in my life. I hope that, whatever your passion may be, you’re able to bring it along with you on your path!

 

 

“Cheerful Blush” by Caryl Pomales

 

 

 

 

 

 

For more inspirational quotes, blog posts, and more, make sure you’re subscribed to my Artsy Tips and Inspiration! www.carylfineart.com/artsy-tips-inspiration

 

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Wellington Art Society Features Edrian Thomidis’ Demo On February 13 And New Exhibit By Members On February 26. Both Events Are Free And Open To The Public

The Wellington Art Society invites the public to two events in February. Enjoy a demonstration by Edrian Thomidis on February 13 at the Wellington Community Center.  We celebrate her imaginative clay creations, which can be found in local, national, and international collections.  On February 26, the public is invited to the Opening Reception of “Equine” and “Viewpoint”. The member exhibit includes over 90 works of art at the Wellington Community Center and City Hall Galleries.  Jean Williard will give a demo. The Rickie Report shares the details and some sneak peeks.

 

 

 

 

 

 

Public Is Invited To Wellington Art Society Meeting

Wednesday,  February 13, 2019

 

6:30 pm

 

Wellington  Community  Center

 

12150 Forest Hill Blvd.   Wellington, FL

 

 

 

FEATURING:

 

 

EDRIAN  THOMIDIS

 All events open to members and non-members

 

 

 

“Calling” by Edrian Thomidis

 

 

 

 

Edrian’s artistic talent was recognized at an early age and sent her on to the University of Florida’s New World School of the Arts. After graduation she worked as a Creative Director, designing web sites, original logos, business cards and posters for South Florida businesses.  She moved on to producing web sites for large corporations such as Sony, Pepsi, Discovery and Microsoft.  She became proficient in programming, usability and information architecture.  

 

 

“Secrets” by Edrian Thomidis

 

 

 

Outside of the corporate world, Edrian illustrated many images used in books, magazines and shirts.  In 2014, she suffered the loss of a loved one and in looking for an outlet for her grief, took a ceramic class at the Armory Art Center.  She found working with clay presented a challenge and led to her creating unique sculptures. Her demonstration will show her evolution as an artist and how she applies decorations and patterns to her sculptures.

 

“Disappointment” by Edrian Thomidis

 

 

Edrian is a member of the Ceramic League of the Palm Beaches, the Wellington Art Society, the Cultural Council of Palm Beach County and the Women in the Visual Arts Organization.  Her sculptures are in many private collections around the world and in regional galleries.  She has won many awards for her work.

 

 

 

 

At The Community  Center

 &  

City Hall Galleries:

“EQUINE” and “VIEWPOINT”

 

 

    Reception and Demo by Jean Williard  

Tuesday, February 26       5 – 7 pm  

Wellington Community Center

12150 Forest Hill Blvd.   Wellington, FL

 

 

Join us for light refreshments, door prizes, a demonstration by Jean Williard and a People’s Choice Award presented.  The exhibit “Equine” is on view at the Wellington Community Center and “Viewpoint” can be seen at Wellington City Hall.  The Community Center and City Hall are located just west of South Shore Boulevard on Forest Hill Boulevard.  The reception is open to the public, free of charge. 

 

“Blue Jumper” by Todd Mayfield

 

 

 

There will be 95 pieces of art by 30 artists including paintings, sculptures and jewelry.  Most original art is for sale and many artists offer prints of their work. This is a wonderful chance to see beautiful art in all mediums and meet the artists. Please join us for a free, lovely reception and great art.  Come and bring your family, your neighbors or your club.  Everyone is welcome!

 

The following artists will be exhibiting:

 

 

Lynne Bernay ◊ Joanne Baker MacLeod ◊ Betty Brodie

Todd Mayfield ◊ Lara Chapman  ◊ Susan Mosely

Buu Truong ◊ Jeanette Childress  ◊ Christopher Mosquera

Hildegard Donavan ◊ Leslie Pfeiffer ◊ Sandra Encaou

George Rhodes ◊ Gail Erikson ◊ Holly Rutchey 

Audrey Freeman ◊ Rekha Shivdasan ◊ Patsy Heller 

Vivian Gomez ◊ Isadore Smith ◊ Stan Greenfield

George Taylor ◊ Elizabeth Hehmeyer ◊ Haydee Ullfig

Cynthia A. Hockaden ◊ Geraldine Weinar ◊ Laura Jaffe

Annamaria Hunt ◊ Jean Williard ◊  Betty Jane Zedonek

 

 

 

 

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

For further information please visit wellingtonartsociety.org

 

 

 

 

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Armory Art Salon On February 5 Features lou anne colodny “Confessions of A Retired Museum Director: Or How I Transformed Into An Artist”

lou anne colodny investigates contemporary issues concerning man/woman as he/she is ruffled by nature and society.  The Armory Art Center brings lou anne to the next Art Salon, led by Elle Schorr on Tuesday, February 5. The topic will be “Confessions of a retired museum director: ( or how I transformed into an artist)”. The public is invited.  Stop and look at the art…hear the creators…share the wonder!  The Rickie Report gives you the details and some sneak peeks.  Kudos, Elle, for bringing us internationally, nationally, and locally based artists who help us better understand the creative process!

 

 

 

 

 

811 Park Place   West Palm Beach, Florida 33401

(561) 832-1776     armoryart.org

 

 

 

 

AT THE ART SALON:

Tuesday,  February 5, 2019

6:30 -8:30 pm

 

 

 

“CONFESSIONS OF A RETIRED MUSEUM DIRECTOR: (OR HOW I TRANSFORMED INTO AN ARTIST)”

PRESENTED BY

lou anne colodny

 

 

IN THE ARMORY ART CENTER MEDIA ROOM

 

There’s a $10 fee to attend.
If you’d like to bring some snacks or drinks to share, that would be much appreciated. Feel free to share this announcement with friends.

Armory Art Center Gallery Hours:
Monday-Friday, 10:00 am – 5:00 pm, Saturday 10:00 am – 3:30 pm

* Exhibitions are open to the public

Art Salons continue to meet in the Armory Art Center Library on Tuesday nights, usually the first Tuesday of each month, 6:30 – 8:30 pm, from October through May. Salons are open to anyone who would like to participate in these lively discussions. There is a $10 donation for each salon.

 

 

 

 

“On The Street” by lou anne colodny

 

 

 

 

lou anne colodny investigates contemporary issues concerning man/woman as he/she is ruffled by nature and society. Borrowing imagery from the internet, newspapers and magazines, she collages, manipulates materials, and uses her imagination to create her videos and drawings. In many of her works, she assumes faux personalities and thereby explores differing professions, values and actions that individuals pursue in their life journeys. She is fascinated by the psychology of life and how people react to it.

 

 

“Mindful” by lou anne colodny

 

 

lou anne colodny’s experiences in dance, theater and museum administration have greatly informed her videos, drawings and photographic work. She was a recipient of the 2008 South Florida Cultural Consortium Fellowship for Broward County and Best in Show for her videos in the 2005 Boca Museum of Art’s 54th Annual All Florida Exhibition. colodny was the founding director of MoCA, Museum of Contemporary Art in North Miami, Florida and director of its precursor, COCA for 15 years. Her studio is at Under the Bridge Art Space / Bridge Red Studios, North Miami, where she curates exhibitions of Miami Artists who are not represented by galleries in the front two spaces.

 

“On The Street Where You Live” by lou anne colodny

 

 

 

colodny’s videos have been included in five (5) Optic Nerve programs at MoCA; The Bridge in Carol Jazzar presents; the American Arena Video Wall; the Unaffiliated Artist Exhibition at the Living Room, Miami Design District; The House; The “NO” show, Beauty or Not curated by Carol Jazzar and the video programs of –SCOPE MIAMI, 2005 and –SCOPE NY 2006. She was juried into the 2007 Art and Culture Center / Hollywood All Florida exhibition. In 2008, she was the featured artist in their project room.

 

 

 

 

 

 

colodny has shown her art at the Cindy Rucker Gallery, NY, Saltworks Gallery and Eyedrum Gallery (an alternative space) in Atlanta, Georgia, and in group shows at the Snitzer, Dorsch, Castillo and Jazzar Galleries in Miami, Florida. She has had solo exhibitions at Art at Work (Mosquera Gallery) Miami, FL, Hollywood Art and Culture Center, FL, Jazzar Gallery at the Design Center, Miami, FL. Her works are in the Permanent Collections at MAM (Miami Museum of Art) now PAMM, Miami, Florida; the Southeast Museum of Photography, Daytona Beach, Florida; MoCA, Museum of Contemporary Art Optic Nerve archive, North Miami, Florida; Miami-Dade Community College, Miami-Dade Public Library Collection, and the Okaloosa-Walton College, Niceville, Florida.

 

 

 

 

 

The Armory Art Center’s art school and galleries provide creative opportunities to enhance your life. The Armory has served the community for over 30 years. The mission of the Armory Art Center is to inspire the creation and experience of art and the Armory’s vision is to be the leading community resource for arts education. Serving over 3,000 students annually, the Armory Art Center offers 160 courses per term in six terms throughout the year to students ranging in age from pre-school to retiree. Classes in drawing, painting, photography, jewelry, fiber, ceramics, and sculpture are held in 12 state-of–the-art studios. Twelve exhibitions are hosted annually in three galleries.

Exhibitions, lectures, and special events are open to the public.

For more information, visit www.armoryart.org or call (561) 832-1776

 

 

 

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