St. Lucie Cultural Alliance Offers Public Art Workshop With Debby Coles-Dobay On August 3. Free To Members And Open To The Public

Preparing an application for a public art project can be a daunting task. The St. Lucie Cultural Alliance offers a Public Art Workshop with Debby Coles-Dobay on Tuesday, August 3. Learn about the basics of Public Art Programs including tips, best practices, and resources. Reservations are required. This seminar is free to St. Lucie Cultural Alliance members and is open to non-members for a small fee. The Rickie Report shares the details here.  Register soon as space is limited!  

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

T U E S D A Y,    A U G U S T  3,  2 0 2 1  

10 – 11 AM

 

 

 

Port St. Lucie Botanical Gardens

2410 SE Westmoreland Blvd   Port St. Lucie, FL 34952

Phone: 772-337-1959     www.pslbg.org

 

 

This workshop will provide step-by-step instructions and explore best practices to assist you in reviewing and developing a quality response to a Call for Artists (Request for Qualifications or Request for Proposals).

 

This 1-hour session will take place at the Port St. Lucie Botanical Gardens, on Tuesday, August 3, 10 – 11 AM, and cover the following:

 

 

  • Basics of Public Art Programs

  • How to prepare a Call-to-artist RFQ

  • What are RFQ and RFP?

  • Tips to become a public artist

  • Public art best practices and resources

 

Intro to Public Art is FREE for Cultural Alliance Members and City of Port St. Lucie residents click here to register: https://bit.ly/3kDbf2c

 

 

 

 and ONLY $25 for all other artists:  https://bit.ly/3xfYwpz

St. Lucie Cultural Alliance is on a mission!The organization is determined to empower its artists to achieve their highest potential.And nothing is going to stop them.  On August 3, the Cultural Alliance will present another powerful professional development workshop:Introduction to Public Art. Presented in partnership with the City of Port St. Lucie Public Arts, the workshop will address critical components of successfully responding to a call to artists.

 

 

Pattie Tobin  Long Range Planning Administrator for Port St. Lucie

 

 

“I would encourage all local artists to take advantage of this workshop,” said Pattie Tobin, Long Range Planning Administrator for Port St. Lucie, and who manages Public Art for the city. “It will help them prepare for any call to artists that local governments, like Port St. Lucie, will send out to solicit public art.The responses to our call to artists in the past have included some great entries and some not-so-great entries.It’s important to have a thorough and responsive application to get your art selected.”

 

 

Debby Coles-Dobay

 

The workshop is sponsored in part by the City of Port St. Lucie to educate and encourage local artists to apply and be selected. “One of the main priorities for St. Lucie Cultural Alliance is to empower our members with useful tools to be successful,” said Alyona Ushe, Cultural Alliance’s Executive Director.“For Intro To Public Art,” we engaged one of the region’s top public art professional, Debby Coles-Dobay.”

 

 

 

As founder of Art Moves You, Debby Coles-Dobay applies her professional skills to create and cultivate public art projects, exhibits, and programs in the Arts & Culture sector. Debby served 13 years as a public art professional for the City of Boynton Beach. During that time, she realized over 80 public art projects, created and implemented the biennial International Kinetic Art Exhibit. Before public art, Debby’s career included marketing and advertising for international corporations, as well as her own company. To learn more about Debby and her company visit Art Moves You.

 

For more information about anything mentioned in this article, new initiatives you would like to propose, or to make a comment:

 

artstlucie.org

St. Lucie Cultural Alliance 

2300 Virginia Avenue, Fort Pierce, FL 34982

 (772) 462-2783

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Gallery 526 Collective Announces Call For Florida Photographers And Artists For New And Unique Exhibit “It’s All In The Interpretation” To Benefit American Cancer Society. Deadline To Enter Is August 13, 2021

Barbara Ziev of Gallery 526 Collective announces a unique art exhibit to benefit the American Cancer Society in October, 2021.  “It’s all in the interpretation” is open to Florida residents photographers and artists to apply through CAFE. It will be “a stylistic representation of a creative work, a reframing and understanding of what appears to be the same by offering two different perspectives and interpretations”.  It’s all in the interpretation.  Categories include: Florida Landscapes, Abstract/Digital Art, Windows & Doors, and Pop Art.  The Rickie Report shares the details and is excited to be part of this unique art happening!  Deadline to apply is midnight August 13, 2021.  

 

 

 

 

G A L L E R Y      526      C O L L E C T I V E

 

 

 

526 Northwood Road        West Palm Beach, FL 33407

Phone/Text: 610-428-3943

www.gallery526.com

 

Hours: Tuesday through Saturday 11  am –  5  pm

 

 

 

 

T O      B E N E F I T :

 

 

 

 

 

C A L L      T O      F L O R I D A       R E S I D E N T S

 

 

 

  P H O T O G R A P H E R S      A N D     A R T I S T S  

 

 

REFER   TO    CAFE    FOR    EXPLICIT    INSTRUCTIONS

 

 

 

About This Exhibit:

This event will be a stylistic representation of a creative work, both bearing the distinctive hallmark of each artist’s perspective. “A sight translation” discovering, determining and assigning meaning to what may be an obscure translation or version. A reframing and understanding of what appears to be the same by offering two different perspectives and interpretations. “Permission to see” wherever you are and what you choose to make of it – it’s all in the interpretation.

 “It’s all in the interpretation” will be uploaded to  CAFE  for a Call for photographers and artists.   

 

We are starting with the photographers, jurying these submissions to obtain about 50 + (16 x 20) photographs that will be matted and framed OR produced on metal, acrylic or wood panels for the exhibition.

 

Once we’ve selected our photographers and their images, we will review the artists submissions and select the artists to partner the photographers to share in the interpretation of the same photograph through art in various mediums including painting, collage, ink, pencil, charcoal, oil pastels, mono printing, encaustic, colored pencils or mixed media.

 

The categories for the initial photographic images will be: 
1. Florida Landscapes
2. Pop Art
3. Abstracts / Digital Art
4. Windows & Doors 
 

 

How it works:

 

Photographers can submit up to three submissions for $35.00 to be considered.

The selected photographic image, an interpretative piece will be reconstructed by an artist showing two versions of the same.

The artists will also submit three images of their work for a submission fee of $35.00.

These images should best show their capabilities in various mediums and styles of interdisciplinary work. 

Our jury will hand select the photographer and the artist to partner with one another. 

We are hoping to represent at least 50 partnerships, acquiring 100 works of art and photography in total to auction at the October 30th American Cancer Charity event at Gallery 526.  
 

ARTISTS:

Submit three images of your best work in a variety of mediums and styles to show your versatility.  You will be assigned a photographic partner with a selected image to produce in your choice of mediums. 

 

 

 

 

IMPORTANT DATES: 

Deadline for entry:   Midnight on August 13, 2021

Juried selection and notification: August 16, 2021

Selected photographer’s images should be emailed to Gallery 526 by: August 18, 2021

Photographic image will then be emailed to the Artist no later than August 20, 2021 giving the artist 41 days to produce the 16 x 20 work of art to be delivered ready to hang to Gallery 526 by September 30, 2021.

The 16 x 20, framed, metal, acrylic or wood panel finished photographs by the photographers must be ready to hang and delivered for installation to the gallery by September 30, 2021.

This is a juried exhibition. Each photographer will be partnered with a hand selected artist for this exhibition. Both will provide their own interpretation of the same image hand selected by our jury and provided by the photographer to Gallery 526 for distribution.

 

 

About Gallery 526 Collective

Gallery 526 Collective specializes in contemporary and classic fine art, three-dimensional media in sculpture, limited edition artworks, fine art photography, and hand-crafted jewelry and textiles. You’ll find works in acrylic, watercolor, oil, mixed media, pastel, wood, stone & metal, and many other mediums. “Live Art” demonstrations will engage guests providing a live view of the process of creating art. Workshops, lectures, and other interactive experiences will be planned for the near future making Gallery 526 a unique opportunity to enjoy and view art.

 

For more information about these exhibits, classes or placement in Gallery 526 Collective: 

Contact Barbara Ziev

526 Northwood Road     West Palm Beach, FL 33407

Phone/Text: 610-428-3943

Email: barbara@gallery526.com 

Website:  http://www.Gallery526.com

 

 

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Gallery 526 Collective Extends “Show Us Your Best” Exhibit Through July 31. Announces 4-Week Series Of Adult Fine Art Classes With Ted Matz Beginning July 1.

Gallery 526 has added “Collective” to its name!  Gallery 526 Collective in the artsy Northwood neighborhood of West Palm Beach has extended “Show Us Your Best” Exhibit through July 31. In addition, accomplished fine artist/teacher, Ted Matz is offering a 4-week series, “Play Time”, where artists of all levels of experience and all mediums can explore different aspects of painting and creativity in the company of other artists.  Classes begin Thursday, July 1.  The Rickie Report shares the details of the exhibit and Ted’s classes, with some sneak peeks.  REGISTER NOW!

 

 

G A L L E R Y      526      C O L L E C T I V E

 

 

526 Northwood Road        West Palm Beach, FL 33407

Phone/Text: 610-428-3943

www.gallery526.com

Hours: Tuesday through Saturday 11  am –  5  pm

 

 

 

 

 

 

In our SOLO Galleries, we’re featuring two local artists.  Andy Pereira’s show, “Elements” is in Gallery one.  Roseanne Williams’ colorful abstracts are in Gallery two.

 

 

 

In our main gallery, we’re displaying all styles and mediums of art featuring the following artists:

 

Jane Baldridge, Suzanne Barton, Jane Bazinet, Julie Buckner, Sami Davidson, Stan Dornfest, Don Duffy, Margie Greenberg, Robert Hoekstra, Ann Lawtey, Trish Kahn, Abbe Kalman, Debbie Kashdan, Allan Kroningold, George Lupo, Kelly Manganaro, Ted Matz, Noelle McCarthy, Laura Nisita, Lee Passarella, Terry Pesso, Barbara Powell, Susan Rienzo, Karen H. Salup, Maxine Schreiber, JL Schwartz, Harriet Silverstein, Robyn Vegas, and Barbara Ziev

 

 

 

 

 

Dates:  Thursday, July 1,  8,  15  &  22

Time:   1 – 3  pm

Cost: $320.

Space is limited

 

**Open to all mediums and levels of experience

 

Each week you will explore different aspects of painting and creativity to help you improve your skills while enjoying the company of other artists. These sessions are open to all mediums and levels of experience.

Week 1: Paint glass and other shiny objects
Week 2: Mix realistic greens
Week 3: Improve your brush strokes and mark making

Week 4: Paint realistic flowers

 

About Ted Matz

Ted calls Lake Worth, Florida, his home. He teaches workshops and online classes in watercolor, oil and acrylic, abstract, and plein air painting. Ted was the co-founder and past President of The New School of the Visual Arts in Jupiter, Florida, and was formerly the Chair of Painting and Drawing at the Lighthouse Art Center Museum and School of Art in Tequesta, Florida. For more about Ted Matz, please visit his website.

About Gallery 526

Gallery 526 specializes in contemporary and classic fine art, three-dimensional media in sculpture, limited edition artworks, fine art photography, and hand- crafted jewelry and textiles. You’ll find works in acrylic, watercolor, oil, mixed media, pastel, wood, stone & metal, and many other mediums. “Live Art” demonstrations will engage guests providing a live view of the process of creating art. Workshops, lectures, and other interactive experiences will be planned for the near future making Gallery 526 a unique opportunity to enjoy and view art.

 

For more information about these exhibits, classes or placement in Gallery 526: 

Contact Barbara Ziev

526 Northwood Road     West Palm Beach, FL 33407

Phone/Text: 610-428-3943

Email: barbara@gallery526.com 

Website:  http://www.Gallery526.com

 

 

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Martin Artisans Guild Celebrates Permanent Home Of The Palm Room Gallery & Artisans Boutique . Grand Opening Reception And Kick Off Raffle Of Special Luxury Baskets On Friday, July 2. Raffle Continues Through August 27

The Martin Artisans Guild (MAG) is thrilled to announce their new permanent location in Harbour Bay Plaza! The Public is invited to the Grand Opening of The Palm Room Art Gallery & Artisans Boutique on Friday, July 2 offering light refreshments, a cash bar, and music.  Support MAG by buying Chances for Luxury Baskets which will be on display at the Gallery. Chances for these prizes will be available until August 27. The random drawing will be 6:30 pm on Wednesday, September 1.  The Rickie Report shares the details, some sneak peeks of artwork and Luxury Baskets!  Admission and parking are FREE. The Martin Artisans Guild are sponsors of the Open Studio Tour. Mark your calendars for March 5 – 6, 2022.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Palm     Room     Art     Gallery    &    Artisans    Boutique

  Grand     Opening     Reception

 

 

 

 

 

Friday, July 2

5:30  –  7:30 pm

Gallery Hours: Tuesdays to Saturdays from Noon to 6 pm

This exhibit will continue to August 28, 2021

3746 SE Ocean Blvd.       Stuart, FL

 

Gallery is located at 3746 SE Ocean Blvd, Sewall’s Point in Harbour Bay Plaza, (east end of the Plaza, near Stringers Tavern & Oyster Bar)

 

 

 

Painting by Diana Rell Dean

 

 

 

 

 

Ceramic Sculpture by Carolyn Walsh

 

 

 

ARTISTS INCLUDE:

Angela Krogen

Barbara Bucci

Carolyn Walsh

Charlie Coté

Craig Dietrich

Curt Whiticar Collection

Diana Rell Dean

Dinija Berkien

Dot Galfond

Ed Douglas

Eduardo Gomez

James J. DeMartis Collection

Jane Lawton Baldridge

Jeanine Baum

Lynn Morgan

Sue Klahne

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

For more information about this exhibit, other events, or membership:

The Martin Artisans Guild

A FLORIDA 501(c)3 NON-PROFIT

The Martin Artisans Guild was created to nurture the production of Fine Art and Craft, increase awareness of local art, facilitate development and networking among Working Artists and create marketing venues for our members.·        

  • To promote Martin County, Florida as a center of art.
  • To provide opportunity for artists to exhibit original work to the public.
  • To develop a sense of shared community and support among artists.
  • To foster the concept that success for one artist benefits all artists.
  • To present Artists’ Open Studios as a venue for purchasing art.

 

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Artists Of Palm Beach County Presents “Summer Dreams” Exhibit And Features Artist, Lupe Lawrence. Opening Reception Is Friday, June 25

ArtWorks Gallery, located in the wonderful, historic bohemian art district of Northwood in West Palm Beach, hosts  “Summer Dreams”, the next exhibit by the Artists of Palm Beach County.  The Awards Juror is Sue Archer. The Featured Artist is award winning Lupe Lawrence.  The public is invited to the Opening Reception on Friday, June 25.  The exhibition is open now and will run through August 31, 2021.  The Rickie Report shares the details and some sneak peeks!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

An Opening Reception and awards ceremony for “Summer Dreams” at the ArtWorks Gallery is planned for Friday, June 25th, 5 – 8 PM in conjunction with the Northwood Village Art Walk. The gallery will be treated to a live jazz band, and visitors can also stroll through the area to enjoy local arts and craft vendors, experience live street-side music, or dine at some of the best restaurants. Don’t miss this lively night out!

 

 

“After The Beach” by Lupe Lawrence

 

 

A call for artists went out to members and non-members alike for this juried show of original artwork in all media, 2D or 3D, and 24 artists were accepted. Lupe Lawrence, a painter who is best known for her landscapes and cityscapes, was chosen as the Featured Artist, and her oil painting “Island Cove” is below.

 

 

“Island Cove” by Lupe Lawrence

 

 

Artists of Palm Beach County is also thrilled to have Sue Archer as the Judge for awards. Ms. Archer is a nationally known award-winning watercolorist and workshop instructor whose watercolors have been exhibited in national, state, and regional competitions.

 

 

For more information about this exhibit or other events of the Artists of Palm Beach County:

 

 

Artists of Palm Beach County is a non-profit 501c organization dedicated to helping member artists achieve their artistic goals and utilize their talents to enrich the lives in our community. Registration #CH52359

A COPY OF THE OFFICIAL REGISTRATION AND FINANCIAL INFORMATION MAY BE OBTAINED FROM THE DIVISION OF CONSUMER SERVICES BY CALLING TOLL-FREE (800- 435-7352) WITHIN THE STATE. REGISTRATION DOES NOT IMPLY ENDORSEMENT, APPROVAL OR RECOMMENDATION BY THE STATE.

 

 

 

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Master Sculptor Lorrie Goss Offers Hand Sculpted Clay Water Fountain Workshops. Open To All Skill Levels. Children Over 12 Welcome With An Adult

Join master sculptor and flow dynamics specialist Lorrie Goss for a 2-day workshop (three hours each day) and create a functioning clay water fountain with your own personal style and flair!  The Workshops are being offered on Wednesday, July 21  and Thursday, July 22 or Saturday, July 24 and Sunday, July 25. Clay Habit Studio and Gallery is located in Jensen Beach, FL. This is open to all skill levels from beginners to advanced for this small group event.  Children over the age of 12 are welcome with adult supervision.  Pre-registration is required.  Lorrie and Mia Lindberg ( aka The Clay Chicks) also offer Date Night and Girls Night Out events. The Rickie Report shares the details and some sneak peeks of what type of fountains you can choose from!

 

 

 

C O M E       C L A Y       W I T H      U S!

 HAND     SCULPTED

 

CLAY     WATER     FOUNTAINS

 WORKSHOPS

 

 

 

Sample of clay water fountain made by Lorrie Goss

 

 

 

Choose one of these 2-day Workshops:

 

 

Wednesday, July 21, and Thursday July 22 

4– 7 PM  

OR

Saturday, July 24 and Sunday, July 25

 1  –  4   pm

 

Workshop fees are $110 and $35 for materials.

 

 

 

Water Fountain by Lorrie Goss

 

 

 Clay Habit Studio

1811 NE Mango Terrace    Jensen Beach Florida 34957

 

R E G I S T E R:

Email: Miasclaysupply@aol.com   

     or      clayfinearts@gmail.com

Text:  772-341-1334  or   772-284-4325

 

 

 

 

Join master sculptor and flow dynamics specialist Lorrie Goss  and create a functioning clay water fountain with your own personal style and flair!

 

 

Lorrie Goss is preparing materials for you!

 

 

Students will create a central sculpture from which water cascades into the vessel base. 

 

 

This is open to all skill levels from beginners to advanced for this small group event.  

 

 

Children over the age of 12 are welcome with adult supervision.

 

 

 Pre-registration is required.

 

 

 

 

 

To register for these workshops or get more information about GIRLS NIGHT OUT AND DATE NIGHT, please contact: 

Mia Lindberg and Lorrie Goss

Clay Habit Studio

1811 NE Mango Terrace    Jensen Beach Florida 34957

Email: Miasclaysupply@aol.com

             clayfinearts@gmail.com

Text:  772-341-1334   or      772-284-4325

 

 

 

 

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Harriet Silverstein’s Portrait Series Is Featured At POSH Design Studio’s “Women Who Changed The World”. Public Is Invited To Opening Day On Monday, June 28

Internationally award-winning artist, Harriet Silverstein‘s portrait series will be featured in the inaugural exhibit, “Women Who Changed the World” at POSH Design Studio in Delray BeachThe public is invited to Opening Day on Monday, June 28, with wine and light refreshments. Harriet’s wildlife-themed metal and painted metal  sculptures, will also be available. The Rickie Report shares the details and some sneak peeks.  

 

 

 

 

H A R R I E T      S I L V E R S T E I N

 

 

AT

 

POSH Design Studio – Art Gallery

 

Opening Day

  Monday , June 28

 

 

9169 Atlantic Ave.  Suite 118  Delray Beach, FL  33446

(561) 591-3680

 

Monday – Saturday: 10 am – 7 pm

Sunday: By Appointment Only

 

 

 

Portrait of Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg by Harriet Silverstein

 

 

 

In a statement about exhibiting her work in the inaugural show of the POSH Design Studio, Harriet Silverstein tells The Rickie Report, “It is significant to me to show my portrait series “Women who Changed the World” in the opening exhibition of a gallery founded and managed by three women entrepreneurs, who persisted through Covid-19 to support the arts community of South Florida”.  

 

 

 

Portrait of Marilyn Monroe by Harriet Silverstein

 

 

Harriet says, “My ‘Women who Change the World’ portrait series is an ongoing, ever-growing body of work that intends to celebrate women who have made permanent contributions to society. These accomplishments are vast and transdisciplinary, from literary to performing visual arts, from judicial and legal activism to the changing ideals of feminine beauty, and more. As an artist, I purposely select my subjects for their depth and barrier-breaking leadership. These multiple portraits are intended to resonate together, creating one memorable visual voice of strength, intention and dedication. In addition to these portraits, my wildlife-themed metal and painted metal sculptures will be available.”

 

 

 

Portrait of Harriet Tubman as a Young Woman by Harriet Silverstein

 

 

Harriet is a widely exhibited international visual artist, currently an Artist-in-Residence at the History Fort Lauderdale Museum in Fort Lauderdale. Born in Syosset, NY, she received her B.A. from Brown University and her M.A. in Fine Arts from the State University of New York at Albany with honors. After finishing graduate studies in art, she was awarded the  prestigious State University of New York International Fellowship to France, where she completed her MFA at the Academie Des Beaux Arts in Strasbourg, France. During her time abroad, she exhibited in commercial galleries, as well as an exhibition at the Musee de Grand Palais in Paris.

 

 

 

 

 

Portrait of Audrey Hepburn by Harriet Silverstein

 

 

Harriet’s paintings, drawings and prints have been featured in galleries and museums in the United States and abroad, winning numerous juried exhibitions, as well as corporate and residential commissions  Mort recently, she was awarded a SOLO Exhibition as Virtual Artist of the Month by Art4Apes/Endangered, an animal wildlife conservation organization. A SOLO exhibition of her work at Las Olas Capital Arts Gallery in Fort Lauderdale featured over sixty of her works. Her curatorial experience also includes numerous SOLO and large group exhibitions.

 

 

 

Portrait of Maya Angelou by Harriet Silverstein

 

 

 

Harriet’s paintings and sculptures were recently exhibited in the following fine art exhibitions:

  • “Express Yourself” at the Arts Warehouse, Delray Beach

  • “Changing Landscapes,” Artserve, Fort Lauderdale

  • “Diaspora, ” Coral Springs Museum of Art

  • “Flowers of May,” Gallery 526, West Palm Beach 

Harriet’s studio is located in the History Fort Lauderdale Museum at 231 Moffat Avenue, Fort Lauderdale, where she is Artist-in Residence. Her work can always be seen during regular museum hours open (7 days a week) and by appointment.  

 

 

 

 

For more information about this exhibit or other artworks by Harriet Silverstein please visit:

Email: artist@harrietsilverstein.com

Website: www.HarrietSilverstein.com

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

Instagram :

 https://www.instagram.com/Harrriet.silverstein

 

 

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Eduardo Gomez Rojas’ Sculpture “The 38th Parallel” Will Be Installed And Dedicated To Korean War Veterans On June 12. Public Is Invited To Ceremony.

An Art in Public Places sculpture by Eduardo Gomez Rojas will grace Veterans Memorial Park in Port St. Lucie to commemorate the heroism of US troops during the Korean War.  Titled, “The 38th Parallel”, the Korean War Veterans Association Treasure Coast Chapter 106 will dedicate this moving memorial on Saturday, June 12, 2021. The Public is invited to the free ceremony.  We are grateful to the anonymous art patron who donated this sculpture. The Rickie Report shares an interview with Eduardo as well as the details of the June 12 event.

 

 

SATURDAY,  JUNE 12, 2021

 

 

10  AM

 

 

Veterans     Memorial     Park

 

 

2100  SE  Veterans Memorial Parkway

        Port St. Lucie, FL  34952

 

 

 

 

 

TRR:  What inspired you to create this memorial sculpture?

 

EG:

In 2006, while I lived in Little Rock, AR I became interested in the Korean war. Arkansas happens to be the birthplace of U.S. General Douglas MacArthur, who commanded the Southwest Pacific Theatre in World War II. He administered postwar Japan during the Allied occupation that followed, and led United Nations forces during the first nine months of the Korean War. I became interested in him and decided to make a memorial sculpture about the Korean War. I spent many hours doing research and preparing a maquette for this sculpture.

 

 

TRR: How do the figures in this sculpture represent more than the battle in Korea.

 

EG:

First, I asked a couple of friends, who were war veterans as well as a Korean friend who had a young son, to pose for the sculpture. I used my camera to create various compositions until I found a pose that captured the art concept I wanted to convey. I wanted to memorialize the fact that the Korean war was the first time that black and white soldiers fought side by side. In the sculpture the black soldier watches the white soldier’s back. The white soldier holds a Korean child in his arms. His face shows the urgency of the moment. The child represents the Korean Republic being saved by the American soldiers. Notice that the soldiers are wearing their “winter” uniforms. Our troops suffered tremendously from the coldest weather the region had seen in over forty years.  In contrast, and to dramatize the fragility of the child and the situation, the Korean child is almost naked as he is rescued and brought to safety. For me, this is a powerful statement about how mutual sacrifice helps us learn to live together!

Our individual bodies carry the imprints of our lives and our souls. In my sculptures, form is a vehicle for expressing individual character rather than idealized perfection. Human relationships also inspire me. For this reason, I like making sculptures with multiple figures. I also find inspiration in physical movement. Its grace and its plasticity; even what it may say about our brokenness.

 

 

The human figure in all its aspects and conditions is my main source of inspiration. In it, I see the incredible beauty and perfection of creation as well as the raw reflection of our human condition. Individual uniqueness inspires me. Life affects all humans in a singular way. Therefore, our bodies are a journal of our life and an X-Ray of our soul. I find a raw beauty in this uniqueness and my work attempts to chronicle my own personal perception of this uniqueness. The result can be beautiful but can also be intense and even disturbing.

 

 

On July 26, 1948 U.S. President Harry Truman signed Executive Order 9981, desegregating the armed forces. Truman declared, !there shall be equality of treatment and opportunity for all persons in the armed services without regard to race, color, religion or national origin.” The president acted upon the wishes of many people, black and white, who believed that if African-Americans and other people of color served their country with honor, they should not be subjected to racial discrimination or violence. The struggle for military integration in Korea mirrored similar struggles on the home front.

 

 

Original Photograph Courtesy of Eduardo Gomez

 

 

TRR:  What are some other significant meanings that most viewers may not know?

EG:

 

I am originally from Colombia, South America. During my research, I discovered that Colombia was one of only 14 allied nations to send troops to Korea to fight against communism alongside the United States. I am proud of that! The 38th parallel is the popular name given to latitude 38° N that in East Asia roughly demarcates North Korea and South Korea. The line was chosen by U.S. military planners at the Potsdam Conference (July 1945) near the end of World War II as an army boundary, north of which the U.S.S.R. was to accept the surrender of the Japanese forces in Korea and south of which the Americans were to accept the Japanese surrender. The line, intended as a temporary division of the country remains steadfast today.

 

 

 

 

Original Photograph Courtesy of Eduardo Gomez

 

 

 

TRR:  Please tell us about your process

EG:

My work always starts in clay because it allows me to quickly develop an idea into a visual concept. I then may finish the work in clay or evolve to casting the work in bronze or other media. This may take months or even years. As you can see from some of the photos, I sculpt from the inside out. I believe that true proportions as well as movement, gesture and clothing folds require that you build on what we call the “surface anatomy” of the subject. I prefer working from life whenever possible because the interaction with the model adds “soul” to the work. I work on many projects at once because they are at different stages of development. I like making portraits, full figure sculptures and reliefs. I don’t follow any particular formula and I don’t sculpt for a particular audience. I do try to be honest and express my true feelings. I leave the psychoanalysis to the psychiatrists. I accept private and public commissions, small to monumental.

 

 

 

Eduardo Gomez Rojas is a local figurative sculptor and teacher. His work”s singular quality is its force and passion. His studio is located in Jensen Beach, Florida. He does public and private commissions from small to monumental. His work is collected internationally. Eduardo Gomez: Silent Messages a book about his work was published in 2009. The book is currently available on Amazon. His main subjects are people and animals. He particularly enjoys sculptural portraiture and memorial sculpture. He is currently a faculty member at the Lighthouse Art Center in Tequesta, Florida and has also taught locally at the Elliott Museum and privately in his own studio. Eduardo moved to Florida from Arkansas in 2007. This sculpture will be Eduardo’s third public sculpture in the Treasure Coast area. The other two, inaugurated on 2017 and 2018 respectively, are located on either side of the American flag at the entrance of the Distinguished Service Memorial Park in Stuart, Florida.

 

 

 

 

 

For more information about this sculpture, commissions, classes, workshops and other works of art contact:
Eduardo Gomez

 

Figurative Sculptor

Small to Monumental

Public and Private Commissions

Studio: 953 NE Industrial Blvd    Jensen Beach, Florida, 34957

 

email:eduardogomezsculpture@gmail.com

www.eduardogomez.com

www.eduardogomezgallery.com

 501-765-2609

 

 

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Rickie@therickiereport.com   561-537-0291

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Public Is Invited To “Master Artists Showcase” Featuring Renowned Art Luminaries At New Studio For The Visual Arts In Jupiter. Grand Opening Is June 4 & 5 Offering In-Person And FaceBook Live Events

The New Studio for the Visual Arts (NSVA) of Jupiter invites the public to a spectacular new exhibit, “Master Artists Showcase” featuring Sue Archer, Pat Dews, Laurie Snow Hein, Edward Munoz and Suzanne Scherer. The Grand Opening on Friday, June 4 and Saturday, June 5 begins a summer-long celebration, engaging area art lovers with interactive, educational entertaining events through in-person and FaceBook LIVE. Kudos to Peggy Kirkwood, an accomplished artist in her own right, and the president of NSVA for bringing these art luminaries together in one place!  The Rickie Report shares the details and some sneak peeks!  

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

F R I D A Y ,  J U N E   4

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S A T U R D A Y ,  J U N E   5

 6   –   8   PM

 

 

 

 

I N   –   P E R S O N

 

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F A C E B O O K  L I V E

 

 

 

DETAILS:   www.thenewstudiova.net

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

“Ocean Reef Park” by Laurie Snow Hein

 

 

 

“Cantaloupe” by Sue Archer

 

 

 

 

 

 

“Rain Beads Me Up” by Edward Munoz 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Abstract Watercolor by Pat Dews

 

 

 

 

 

 

Close-up of “Lauren” by Suzanne Scherer

 

 

 

 

 

The New Studio for the Visual Arts mission:

Nurture a vibrant arts community

Foster artistic excellence

Lower the barriers to participation in the arts

Bring people together for a powerful shared experience that inspires a creative exchange of ideas 

 

 

No membership fee!
No registration fee!
Prorating available!

Sign up today.

Call 561-295-5712

www.thenewstudiova.net

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Gallery 526 In Northwood Village Announces Summer Special Offer To Artists Of All Media For July, August, September To Display And Sell Your Artwork

Barbara Ziev, owner of Gallery 526 in Northwood Village announces a Summer Gallery Special for July, August, and September.  Choose to consign 78″ wall space or consign the 12′ x 14′ Solo Gallery space. The lower commission rate covers: utilities, tax, full time sales rep, security, book keeping, insurance, display system, retail space, advertising, marketing and more.  The Rickie Report shares the details here and suggests you contact Barbara soon while space is still available!

 

 

 

Gallery 526

Hours:   Wednesday through Saturday 11 to 5 pm

526 Northwood Road, Northwood Village, W. Palm Beach, FL

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Six (6) gallery wall and floor spaces available for $100 per month plus 30% commission for a 78”W x 106”H space. (month to month or up to three months,  July, August and September. Take one month or up to three months, a 30% commission on every sale includes utilities, tax, full time sales rep, security, book keeping, insurance, display system, retail space, advertising, marketing and more.

 

 

Also available, 12’ x 14’ solo gallery / studio space for $500 month plus 30% commission on each sale. Space includes French doors, display system, full time sales assistant, utilities, good lighting, AC, book keeping, advertising and marketing,  insurance, security system, display system and more. Available month to month up to three months, July, August and September.

 

 

Contact Barbara Ziev

526 Northwood Road     West Palm Beach, FL 33407

Phone/Text: 610-428-3943

Email: barbara@gallery526.com 

Website:  http://www.Gallery526.com

 

 

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Rickie@therickiereport.com   561-537-0291

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