Walter O’Neill’s SOLO Exhibit, “Gardens Of Ceramic Delights” Opens At Bailey Contemporary Art Center (BaCa) On January 5, 2024. Add To Walter’s Creative Adventure By Adding Your Own Hands-On Clay Forms To His Unfinished Sculptures

Walter O’Neill‘s SOLO Exhibit, “Gardens of Ceramic Delights” at the Bailey Contemporary Art Center (BaCa) in Pompano Beach, FL will include hands-on participation during the Opening Reception on Friday, January 5, 2024.  What an opportunity to add to this master sculptor’s creations!  As the current ceramic artist-in-residence, Walter’s exhibit will be available through January 27, 2024.  The Rickie Report shares the details and some sneak peeks!

 

 

 

 

Bailey Contemporary Arts

 

41 NE 1st Street, Pompano Beach, FL 33060

954-786-7879

 

 

 

 

 

Opening Reception:

 

 

 

Friday, January 5, 2024

 

 

 

6 – 9 pm

 

 

 

At the Opening Reception, visitors are invited to participate in creating Walter’s sculpture.

 

 

 

A few sculptures on exhibit will be unfinished so that visitors can form something in clay and add it to the sculpture.

 

 

 

On exhibit January 5 to January 27, 2024 

 

 

 

Close-up of one of Walter O’Neill’s sculptures

 

 

When Walter O’Neill moved from New York City to South Florida in 2013 to become the Director of the Boca Museum Art School he decided to re-charge his own artistic practice by exploring a different medium. He now is a full-time clay sculptor. (He had been known as a painter with an expertise in fresco painting.)

 

 

 

“Appearance” by Walter O’Neill

 

 

As the current ceramic artist-in-residence at Bailey Contemporary Art, BaCA, in Pompano Beach he will be exhibiting his ceramic sculptures in a Solo exhibition in the West Gallery at Bailey Contemporary Art.  Walter’s abstract sculptures intermingle aspects of landscape and sea-life with forms that seem related to body organs.

 

 

Throughout his career Walter has juggled his studio art practice with day- jobs teaching, and managing alternative and community-based art programs. In this exhibit he is taking the opportunity to integrate his parallel pursuits as artist and educator by offering visitors to participate.

 

 

 

 

 

“Congree” Group of sculptures by Walter O’Neill

 

 

 

 

In 2023, he received an Artist Support Grant from Broward County Cultural Division to mount a two person exhibit of ceramics by O’Neill and Wayne Pelke at The Deerfield Beach Historical Society and Museum. Inspiring others to explore the beauty of ceramics, O’Neil teaches clay sculpture in the adult evening program at Northeast Community Art School in Oakland Park.

 

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

 

 

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

www.baileyarts.org

 

 

For more information about Walter O’Neill:

www.walteroneill.com

Follow on Instagram:@walteroneil2

Follow on Facebook: walter.oneill.14

 

 

 

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11676 SW River Crossing Place, Port St. Lucie, FL 34987

Pompano Beach Cultural Affairs Department Features Dancer, Choreographer, And Creator, Shanna Woods As April’s Artist In Residence

The City of Pompano Beach Cultural Affairs Department continues its Artists in Residence (AiR) program with April artist, Shanna Woods. Shanna shares her attuned sense of self-awareness in her Art of Acceptance workshops.  Having gained tremendous acclaim as the choreographer of the award-winning short film “Brown Ballerina”, she loves teaching movement meditation to everyone who is seeking a deeper connection to self.  The Rickie Report shares the details of  events, some sneak peeks of her images, and information to become an AiR. Some events require pre-registration.

 

 

 

POMPANO      BEACH      CULTURAL    AFFAIRS      

 

DEPARTMENT

 

 

 P  R  E  S  E  N  T  S:

 

 

 

 

Artist    In    Residence:

 

 

 

 

SHANNA    WOODS 

 

 

A distinguished panel of judges selected Shanna and the other new artists to be part of our first “graduating class.” This dynamic and diverse group of artists will be in residence though June, and each will be presented as an “Artist of the Month,” during which time they will showcase their work and create unique programs to attract art lovers to BaCA.  At the culmination of the residency, AiR artists will share their new artworks in an exciting group exhibition.

 

 

Shanna performed internationally with Deeply Rooted Dance Theatre, Cleo Parker Robinson Dance Theatre, Jubilation Dance Ensemble, and Olujimi Dance TheatreAnd her extensive dance studies and performances have covered a vast variety of forms including ballet, tap, Afro-Haitian, Salsa, the ring shout dances of the Congo, Senegal, and many other styles.

 

 

During her residency, Shanna will be conducting several Art of Acceptance Workshops, where she  will incorporate ritual dance movements, meditation, journal work and more. “Art of Acceptance encourages one to look within, appreciate their body as it is with intention to shift paradigms as they see fit,” she explained. “Daily affirmations and self-love are strongly encouraged.”

 

 

 

SHANNA’S      SCHEDULE      OF      EVENTS:

 

 

 

Join us for Pompano’s free street festival featuring live bands, vendors, food truck and art! Explore BaCA’s latest exhibitions and meet Shanna Woods!

 

 

 

 

Friday, April 7 |  AiR Artist During Old Town Untapped 

6:00  –  10:00 PM

 

 

 

Bailey Contemporary Arts

 

 

41 NE 1st Street, Pompano Beach, FL 33060

954-786-7879 • baileyarts.org

 

 

 

Saturday, April 8 | Meet Shanna at the Art of Acceptance – Self Care Workshop Series: Kemetic Yoga

 

1:30- 3:00 PM

 

 

 

 

Art of Acceptance creates, shifts, disrupts colonial ways of learning. How do we relearn to accept our bodies, how do we heal, how do we pass on legacy? This workshop is rooted in accountability, daily reflection, risk management, self-love and community structuring.

 

 

The Art of Acceptance is geared toward working with mothers with young children, mothers with teenage children, mothers with adult children, as well as women independently. The goal is to create an atmosphere that is a safer space where women can support each other, pass on the legacy of rest, and restoration through self-care by implementing tools that are accessible at home and in local stores.

 

 

 

 

 

Thef Sema Paut Neteru translates to “Moving into Union in the company of Gods and Goddesses.” Created by Dr. Dja Ashby and Dr. Muata Ashby, this Kemetic yoga practice enhances awareness of the connection with your mind, your spirit, your body and your inner world in a way that celebrates your autonomy in cultivating inner strength and peace.

 

Wednesday, April 19 |  Meet Shanna @ Lyrics Lab

8:00- 10:00 PM

 

 

 

 

 

 

Shanna Woods will deliver her Manifesto at Lyrics Lab the popular open mic night.  During her residency at BaCA, she will complete a new dance work entitled “UNaccepted”, which explores her experiences of sifting through her past to become the mother she desires to be. Most people think in order to meditate you must sit with your legs crossed with a completely clear mind. That is not true. Movement meditation creates an opportunity to move through various positions with a mindful and slow pace.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Saturday, April 22 | Meet Shanna at the Art of Acceptance- Self Care Workshop Series: Mango Butta

1:30- 3:00 PM 

 

 

 

 

Each participant will get an opportunity to infuse their own jar of whipped mango butter according to their needs. Shanna will share the importance of self-care and how moisturizing your body is a flawless act of self-care.  

 

 

 

 

Learn about Shanna and register for her upcoming workshops:

 

 

 https://www.pompanobeacharts.org/baca/artists-in-residence/shanna-woods

 

About the City of Pompano Beach Cultural Affairs Department:

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

 

 

 

 

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

 

 

 

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

 

 

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

 

 

 

For more information:

 

Pompano Beach Cultural Center

50 W Atlantic Blvd Pompano Beach, FL 33060

954-545-7800 • ccpompano.org

 

 

Bailey Contemporary Arts Center

41 NE 1 Street Pompano Beach, FL 33060

954-786-7879 • baileyarts.org

 

Pompano Beach Cultural Affairs Department

50 W Atlantic Blvd Pompano Beach, FL 33060

954-545-7800 • pompanobeacharts.org

 

 

 

 

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

 

 

Pompano Beach Cultural Affairs Department Features Exhibit And Multiple Events With March’s Artist In Residence Gerard Pastor. Gain A Deeper Understanding Of Culture Through Realistic Colored Pencil Artworks

The City of Pompano Beach Cultural Affairs Department continues its Artists in Residence (AiR) program with March artist, Gerard Pastor.  Gerard utilizes colored pencils to create stunning works of art and among this month’s events will be a workshop where he will teach his technique. The public is invited to a variety of locations throughout the month to not only watch Gerard, but participate in creating your own art pieces!  The Rickie Report shares the details of  events, some sneak peeks of his images, and information to become an AiR.

 

 

POMPANO      BEACH      CULTURAL    AFFAIRS      

 

DEPARTMENT

 

 

 P  R  E  S  E  N  T  S:

 

 

 

 

 

Artist    In    Residence:

 

G  E  R  A  R  D        P  A  S  T  O  R  

 

 

 

The exhibitions and receptions are free and open to the public

 

 

 

Gerard Pastor is March’s artist of the month, and  The City of Pompano Beach Cultural Affairs Department relaunched its Artists in Residence (AiR) program at the historic Bailey Contemporary Arts Center (BaCA) late last year.  The AiR Program   provides artists with studio space to create new work, collaborate with fellow resident artists, and engage with our community.  A distinguished panel of judges selected eight new artists to be part of our first “graduating class.” This dynamic and diverse group of artists will be in residence though June, and each will be presented as an “Artist of the Month,” during which time they will showcase their work and create unique programs to attract art lovers to BaCA.  At the culmination of the residency, AiR artists will share their new artworks in an exciting group exhibition

 

 

 

 

“Anya Sketch” by Gerard Pastor

 

 

 

GERARD’S      SCHEDULE      OF      EVENTS:

 

 

 

Join us for Pompano’s free street festival featuring live bands, vendors, food truck and art! Explore BaCA’s latest exhibitions and meet Gerard Pastor in his studio.

 

 

 

 

Friday, March 3 |  AiR Artist During Old Town Untapped 

6:00  –  10:00 PM

 

 

 

 

Bailey Contemporary Arts

 

 

41 NE 1st Street, Pompano Beach, FL 33060

954-786-7879 • baileyarts.org

 

 

 

 

 

“Bird Sketch” by Gerard Pastor

 

Many of Gerard’s pieces are inspired by the Lucumi religion, which survived the slave trade era.  Often mired in secrecy and negative perceptions, the Afro-Caribbean faith serves as a creative force for Pastor who looks to inspire understanding.  

 

 

 

 

Gerard will have a Meet and Greet with guests during the Taste of Jazz event.

 

 

 

 

Thursday, March 9  | Live Painting At Taste of Jazz 

 

 

7  –  8:30 pm  

At 

 

 

Bailey Contemporary Arts

 

 

41 NE 1st Street, Pompano Beach, FL 33060

954-786-7879 • baileyarts.org

 

 

 

During his residency at BaCA, Pastor will focus his work on the study of how women participate in religion and how religion is used as a patriarchal tool to elevate men, when historically the innate power of survival has been through women.

 

Express your creativity with coloring.

 

 

Learn how to apply color pencil techniques to achieve realism.

 

 

This class is aimed to all skill levels and to those who are interested in applying colored pencil techniques with still-life work to achieve realism. 

 

 

 

Saturday, March 25   | Creative with Colored Pencils Demo with Gerard at Pompano Beach Library

2 – 4:30  pm

 

 

 

Pompano Beach Cultural Center Library 

50 W Atlantic Blvd Pompano Beach, FL 33060

954-545-7800 • ccpompano.org

 

 

 

 

“Light Sketch” by Gerard Pastor

A special Lunch w/ Art session including a hands-on project led by Gerard. 

 

 

 

Wednesday, March 29  Lunch with an Artist

12:15 – 1:15 PM 

 

 

 

Learn more about Gerard and how to register for events please visit

https://www.pompanobeacharts.org/baca/artists-in-residence/gerard-pastor

 

 

 

About the City of Pompano Beach Cultural Affairs Department:

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

 

 

 

 

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

 

 

 

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

 

 

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

 

 

 

For more information:

 

Pompano Beach Cultural Center

50 W Atlantic Blvd Pompano Beach, FL 33060

954-545-7800 • ccpompano.org

 

 

Bailey Contemporary Arts Center

41 NE 1 Street Pompano Beach, FL 33060

954-786-7879 • baileyarts.org

 

Pompano Beach Cultural Affairs Department

50 W Atlantic Blvd Pompano Beach, FL 33060

954-545-7800 • pompanobeacharts.org

 

 

 

 

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

 

Pompano Beach Cultural Affairs Features Kim Ferguson As Artist In Residence For Month Of February. Kim Will Share Her Knowledge With Demos And You Can Create Your Own Ceramic Pieces

The City of Pompano Beach Cultural Affairs Department continues its Artists in Residence (AiR) program with February artist, Kim Ferguson. She creates sculptural and functional ceramic pieces that reflect her philosophy of eternal optimism in the face of chaos.  The public is invited to a variety of locations throughout the month to not only watch Kim, but participate in creating your own ceramic pieces!  The Rickie Report shares the details of  events, some sneak peeks of her images, and information to become an AiR.

 

 

POMPANO      BEACH      CULTURAL    AFFAIRS      

 

DEPARTMENT

 

 

 P  R  E  S  E  N  T  S:

 

 

Artist    In    Residence:

 

K  I  M          F  E  R  G  U  S  O  N

 

 

The exhibitions and receptions are free and open to the public

 

 

 

Kim Ferguson

 

Kim Ferguson is February’s artist of the month, and  The City of Pompano Beach Cultural Affairs Department relaunched its Artists in Residence (AiR) program at the historic Bailey Contemporary Arts Center (BaCA) late last year.  The AiR Program   provides artists with studio space to create new work, collaborate with fellow resident artists, and engage with our community.  A distinguished panel of judges selected eight new artists to be part of our first “graduating class.” This dynamic and diverse group of artists will be in residence though June, and each will be presented as an “Artist of the Month,” during which time they will showcase their work and create unique programs to attract art lovers to BaCA.  At the culmination of the residency, AiR artists will share their new artworks in an exciting group exhibition

 

 

 

KIM’S      SCHEDULE      OF      EVENTS:

 

 

 

REGISTER    HERE

 

 

 

Friday, February 3 |  Old Town Untapped 

6:00  –  10:00 PM

 

 

 

Check out Kim’s collection titled “Reclaiming My Wild” at the installation at BaCA’s 2nd Floor gallery. Her work is described as whimsical, vibrant, and feminine, and is informed by her life as a child in Jamaica and her immigration experience in South Florida.

 

 

Ceramic Creations by Kim Ferguson

 

 

 

 

 

Saturday, February 4| Paint & Sip with a Twist:

Handbuilding with Love Workshop

 12:00- 2:30 PM 

 

 

 

Bailey Contemporary Arts

 

 

41 NE 1st Street, Pompano Beach, FL 33060

954-786-7879 • baileyarts.org

 

 

 

 

Join Bailey Contemporary Arts’ Artist of the Month Kim Ferguson in this professionally led sculpting class with a high-energy environment accompanied by drinks. Each participant will receive 1 free drink ticket for wine or beer; additional drinks may be purchased.  Nothing beats a hand-made gift for your love. This beginner’s guide to making food-safe ceramic gifts that your loved one can enjoy all year welcomes all levels on the creation of Valentine’s themed vases or mugs. Pieces will be fired in time for pick up before 2/14. All materials and firing are included. 

 

 

 

Ceramic Creations by Kim Ferguson

 

 

 

 

Thursday, February 9| Meet Kim @ Taste of Jazz

7:00  –  8:30 PM  

 

 

Kim will be sculpting live during the Taste of Jazz show hours in her studio (2nd floor BaCA). For her residency project, Ferguson will continue to create work that encourages viewers to examine their perspective on “negative” or “chaotic” circumstances. In addition to her typical studio techniques, she plans to employ molds and glasswork techniques and further explore her sculpted figures (called Divines), and the Plant Mama (sculpted plant pot) series. One piece in particular, Shark Week will be fully realized during the residency and serve as the main ‘high art’ piece of the collected work.

 

 

 

 

Sculpture by Kim Ferguson

 

 

 

Saturday, February 11|  Meet Kim @ No Ghosting Wheel throwing Workshop

11:00 AM – 1:00 PM

&

2:00  – 4:00PM 

 

 

 

 

A fun ceramics class to help you get connected with yourself and a loved one. This class will introduce you to making food-safe ceramic items using a potter’s wheel. All materials and firing are included. All levels are welcome. This two-hour class for 4 people, focused on the creation of Valentine’s themed vases or mugs using the pottery wheel. Students will have the chance to take “ghosting” pictures/video while using the wheel, inspired by the famous pottery scene from “Ghost”.

 

 

 

 

 

Sculpture by Kim Ferguson

 

 

Saturday, February 18 |  Meet Kim @ Handbuilding Class

11:00 AM- 2:30 PM 

 

 

 

Create your own unique face pot! Learn how to add details that will create quirky and fun characters. This could be based on a family member, famous person or a face that makes you smile. Ideal for a small succulent or small plant. The pot will be provided and ready to apply the decoration so no need to feel nervous about handling the clay. All materials and firing are included for one pot. All levels are welcome. This three-hour class focuses on the creation of face pots and planters using hand-building techniques.

 

 

 

Wednesday,  February 22 | Meet Kim @ Bell’Arte Concert Series

Featuring renowned violinist Rachel Barton Pine

7:00 – 9:00 PM 

 

 

Artist of the month, Kim Ferguson will live sculpt before the concert starts in the lobby. 

 

 

For more information & registration

for Kim’s events visit: 

 

 

 

 https://www.pompanobeacharts.org/baca/artists-in-residence/kim-ferguson

 

 

 

 

About the City of Pompano Beach Cultural Affairs Department:

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

 

 

 

 

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

 

 

 

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

 

 

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

 

 

 

For more information:

 

Pompano Beach Cultural Center

50 W Atlantic Blvd Pompano Beach, FL 33060

954-545-7800 • ccpompano.org

 

 

Bailey Contemporary Arts Center

41 NE 1 Street Pompano Beach, FL 33060

954-786-7879 • baileyarts.org

 

Pompano Beach Cultural Affairs Department

50 W Atlantic Blvd Pompano Beach, FL 33060

954-545-7800 • pompanobeacharts.org

 

 

 

 

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

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Learn all about Kim’s upcoming workshops and appearances at https://www.pompanobeacharts.org/baca/artists-in-residence/kim-ferguson

 

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

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

 

 

 

 

POMPANO      BEACH      CULTURAL    AFFAIRS      

 

DEPARTMENT

 

 

 

   P  R  E  S  E  N  T  S:

 

 

 

The    Big    Book 

 

 

Artist    In    Residence:

 

 

 

G R E G O R Y     D I R R

 

 

 

The exhibitions and receptions are free and open to the public

 

 

Gregory  Dirr

 

 

 

 

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

 

 

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

 

 

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

 

 

 

 

GREGORY’S    SCHEDULE    OF    EVENTS:

 

 

 Friday, December 2  | Old Town Untapped  

6 – 10 pm

 

 

Artwork by Gregory Dirr

 

 

 

December 8  | Live Painting At Taste of Jazz 

 

 

7  –  8:30 pm  

At 

 

 

 

Bailey Contemporary Arts

 

41 NE 1st Street, Pompano Beach, FL 33060

954-786-7879 • baileyarts.org

 

 

 

 

Wednesday,December 14 | Printmaking 

1 – 3  pm

 

 

 

Pompano Beach Cultural Center Library 

50 W Atlantic Blvd Pompano Beach, FL 33060

954-545-7800 • ccpompano.org

 

 

 

 

Artwork by Greggory Dirr

 

 

 

Thursday, December 22   |  Paint & Sip 

6 – 9 pm: 

At 

 

 

Bailey Contemporary Arts

 

41 NE 1st Street, Pompano Beach, FL 33060

954-786-7879 • baileyarts.org

 

 

Wednesday,  December 28 | Lunch And Art

12:15  –  1:15  pm 

 

At 

 

 

Bailey Contemporary Arts

41 NE 1st Street, Pompano Beach, FL 33060

954-786-7879 • baileyarts.org

 

 

Artwork by Gregory Dirr

 

 

For more details, visit:

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

 

 

About the City of Pompano Beach Cultural Affairs Department:

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

 

 

 

 

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

 

 

 

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

 

 

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

 

 

 

For more information:

 

Pompano Beach Cultural Center

50 W Atlantic Blvd Pompano Beach, FL 33060

954-545-7800 • ccpompano.org

 

 

Bailey Contemporary Arts Center

41 NE 1 Street Pompano Beach, FL 33060

954-786-7879 • baileyarts.org

 

Pompano Beach Cultural Affairs Department

50 W Atlantic Blvd Pompano Beach, FL 33060

954-545-7800 • pompanobeacharts.org

 

 

 

 

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

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

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

 

 

 

Bailey Contemporary Arts

 

41 NE 1st Street, Pompano Beach, FL 33060

 

20% of sales from this Exhibit

Will be donated to the Dune Restoration Project on Pompano Beach

In conjunction with South Florida Audubon

 

 

 

 

The public is invited to a docent led tour on

Saturday, December 11, 2021

10-11 AM

 

 

 

 

Exhibit is NOW through February 23, 2022

 

 

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

 

Made Possible with the support of:

 

 

 

 

“Flame” by Andrea Huffman

 

 

 

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

 

 

 

(Photo courtesy of lafamialdebroward.com)

1600 NW 6th Avenue, Pompano Beach, FL 33060

 

 

Saturday, December 18, 2021

FREE  “Creative Making Event”  &  Docent  Led  Tour

 

 

REGISTER  HERE

Space is limited!

 

 

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

 

 Bailey Contemporary Arts

 

41 NE 1st Street, Pompano Beach, FL 33060

 

 

 

 

 

 

“Lizard Boogie Woogie” by Andrea Huffman

 

 

GUEST  PRESENTATION  BY:

 

 ANDREA  HUFFMAN

 

 

“Citizen Science: Bird Banding in Paradise”

and

“Planting for Life”

Thursday, January 20, 2022

 7 – 8 pm

 

 

 

 

Create a Bird Print with Andrea Huffman

BIRD   PRINT -A- THON

 

Saturday, February 19, 2022

 10:30 am  – 1  pm

 

 

REGISTER  HERE

 

 

 

Bird Montage by Andrea Huffman

 

 

About Andrea Huffman:

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

 

 

 

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

www.andreahuffman.com

 

 

 

 

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

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

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

 

 

 

 

 

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

 

 

Bailey Contemporary Arts

 

41 NE 1st Street, Pompano Beach, FL 33060

 

 

  DECEMBER  4,  2021  

&

JANUARY,  2022          SCHEDULE:

 

 

 

“It’s in the Bag Workshop”

December 4, 2021    11 am – 3 pm    $35

 

 

 

 

 

Bailey Contemporary Arts Center

 

 

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

 

“Fabric Fusion Collage Workshop”

January 8, 2022   11 am – 2  pm    $30

 

 

Bailey Contemporary Arts Center

 

 

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

 

“Fortunes and Love Letters Workshop”

January 29  11 am – 2 pm  $30

 

 

 

Bailey Contemporary Arts Center

 

 

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

 

 

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

 

 

Drawing Space

Second   Saturdays   1 – 3 pm  FREE   

 

 

 

Bailey Contemporary Arts Center

 

 

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

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

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

 

 

Nature/Nurture: Pathways to Nature Journaling

Third Fridays    6 – 8:30 pm    $30  

 

 

Bailey Contemporary Arts Center

 

 

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

 

 

 

Introduction to Drawing and Art History

Third Saturdays    10 am – 1 pm    $25   

 

 

Bailey Contemporary Arts Center

 

 

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

 

 

“Floral Design 101”

Second Saturdays    12:15 pm 

Ali Cultural Arts Center

 

Ali Cultural Arts Center

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

954-786-7877 • aliarts.org

 

 

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

 

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

 

 

 

 

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

www.baileyarts.org

 

Ali Cultural Arts Center

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

954-786-7877 • aliarts.org

 

 

 

 

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Mixed Media Fiber Artist, Andrea Huffman, Offers Classes And Workshops At Bailey Contemporary Arts

South Florida fiber artist Andrea Huffman is teaching some new classes at the Bailey Contemporary Arts (BaCA) in Pompano Beach, FL. An Artist in Residence at BaCA, Andrea offers a “Concept to Creation” multiple session workshop (begins April 16) and one-day workshops: Nature Print Notecards (May 4), Fabric covered mini journals (June 8), and Create your very own hand-painted canvas tote bag (June 29).  The Rickie Report shares the details and some sneak peeks.  Check out PENTA, an exhibit at BaCA, where Andrea’s artistry is featured through April 25.

 

 

 

 

 

Bailey Contemporary Arts

41 NE 1st Street      Pompano Beach, FL 33060.

954-786-7879     baileyarts.org

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

Sundays & Mondays: CLOSED

Offering contemporary art exhibits, workshops & classes!

 

 

Bailey Contemporary Arts Presents:  

Workshops  & Classes With Andrea Huffman

 

 

 

 

 

Fiber artist Andrea Huffman received a Master’s degree in Art Education from Florida International University and taught art in Florida Public Schools for over 30 years. She has exhibited her art throughout Florida and nationally, receiving numerous awards and recognitions, including several grants and a Residency at the prestigious Hermitage Artist Retreat in Englewood, Florida. Although Andrea has retired from teaching in the public school system, she continues to share her passion for art, teaching classes and workshops in fiber art and mixed media at museums, guilds and community outreach venues.

 

 

 

“CONCEPT  TO  CREATION”  WORKSHOP

Begins April 16, alternating Tuesdays  6  –  8 pm

 

ARE YOU?

• Creative but not sure where to start?
• Lost for new ideas or stuck in a rut?
• Not sure how to develop a meaningful series?
• Intimidated by the blank canvas (or page?)

 

Concept to Creation is a multiple session workshop to inspire artists to tap deeply into their creativity. Each week Creative exercises such as concept mapping, tapping into personal histories, or collage provide means to discover your unique artistic style, personal symbols, and imagery.

Students will work in a sketchbook along with other media of the student’s choosing. This class is geared toward artists of all levels, working in any medium.

 

Concept Art by Andrea Huffman

 

April 16: Abstraction from Realism; how far to alter reality.

April 30: Personal archaeology, digging for meaningful ideas.

May 14: Figure/ ground exploration: Altering positive/negative space for dynamic composition

May 28: Mind/ Concept mapping for developing a body of work.

Time allotment: 4 sessions/2 hours each | Age: teen through adults | |Class Fee: $30/student/session

Min. enrollment: 5 | Max. enrollment: 12

 

 

Concept Art by Andrea Huffman

One-Day Fun Saturday Workshops:

 

 

Nature Print Notecards        Saturday, May 4

10 AM to 1 PM

 

Nature print notecards by Andrea Huffman

 

 

 Nature print notecards- welcome summer with colorful printed notecards using locally sourced plants, stencils and found objects.

12 Person Maximum.  Cost $50 all supplies provided.

 

 

 

 

 

 

Fabric Covered Mini-Journal  

Saturday, June 8

11 AM to 3 PM

 

 

 

Fabric Covered Mini-Journal- begin your travels, real or imagined, with a journal filled with hand-painted pages and stamped fabric cover.   

Age: teen through adults | Min. enrollment: 5 | Max enrollment: 12 | Class Fee: $70

 

 

 It’s in the Bag   – Saturday, June 29

 

 

It’s in the Bag- Make a fashion statement at the beach, the farmer’s market or a picnic with your very own hand-painted canvas tote bag.

 

 

 

 

On view until April 25

 

 

 

For more information about these workshops, classes, exhibit or Andrea’s artwork:

 

www.andreahuffman.com

on Facebook at Andrea Huffman Art Work

afhuffman on Instagram

 

 

 

 

 

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Bailey Contemporary Arts Presents “Tamiami Trail: In The Beginning” Featuring Original Art From Tropical Botanic Artists Collective. Free, Opening Reception On Friday, April 5

Bailey Contemporary Arts (BaCa) presents “Tamiami Trail: In the Beginning”, an exhibition of original artworks by members of the Miami-based Tropical Botanic Artists collective. The public is invited to the free, Opening Reception on Friday, April 5.  The Exhibit is available through May 31. The botanical subjects were selected to mark the 100th anniversary in 2015 of the start of work on Tamiami Trail, a roadway begun in 1915 in Miami.  The Rickie Report shares the details and a sneak peek.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Bailey Contemporary Arts

41 NE 1st Street      Pompano Beach, FL 33060.

954-786-7879     baileyarts.org

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

Sundays & Mondays: CLOSED

Offering contemporary art exhibits, workshops & classes!

 

 

 

Bailey Contemporary Arts Presents

“Tamiami Trail: In the Beginning”

 

 

Tropical Botanic Artists Document

South Florida’s 100 year-old Tamiami Trail

Free, Opening Reception:

Friday, April 5

 6 – 10 pm  

West Gallery/Blooming Bean Coffee Roasters  

Exhibit is available through May 31, 2019

 

 

 

 

“Spatterdock” by Jedda Wong

 

 

The botanical subjects were selected to mark the 100th anniversary in 2015 of the start of work on Tamiami Trail, a roadway begun in 1915 in Miami. Today it stretches across the Everglades from Miami to Naples and northward to Tampa, through areas that were largely wilderness a century ago. The exhibition’s more than 30 plant portraits depict species found then and now in multiple vegetation zones along the route. Due to human intervention and changes in water flow, some of the plants illustrated are rare or endangered, and their predominant locations may have shifted, but all persist in South Florida’s landscape.

 

 

 

“We invite our community to dive deep into the discerning talents of the artists capturing the essence of South Florida in plant form,” said Phyllis Korab, Cultural Affairs Director. “Far beyond ‘flower painting,’ botanical artists show the fascinating and soul-stirring intersection of science and art.”  Presented with support from the Florida Keys Council of the Arts, the exhibition is the result of the artists’ collaboration with Dr. Evelyn Gaiser of Florida International University, who is principal investigator for the local Florida Coastal Everglades Long Term Ecological Research program. 

 

 

 

Watercolor Painting by Pauline A Goldsmith

 

 

 

 

 

 

Featured Artists:

 

Margie Bauer

Kristi Bettendorf

Beverly Borland

Silvia Bota

Marie Chaney

Susan Cumins

Jeanie Daniel Duck

Julio Figueroa

Pauline A Goldsmith

Leo Hernandez

Elsa Nadal

Carol Onstad

Laurie Richardson

Donna Torres

Jedda Wong

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

About Tropical Botanical Artists

The Tropical Botanic Artists collective was established in Miami, Florida, in 2006 to highlight the beauty of tropical plants through art. Its members come from all walks of life and each brings a unique viewpoint to his or her work. They share a love of the natural world and that fascination is reflected in their art.  www.tropicalbotanicartists.com

 

 

 

 

About Bailey Contemporary Arts

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

 

 

About the Pompano Beach Cultural Affairs Department

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

 

 

 

 

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Bailey Contemporary Arts Presents Stunning Photojournalism Exhibit By Phoenix, “The Everglades: Spirit Of The Land”

Bailey Contemporary Arts presents acclaimed photographer, Phoenix, as she captures the “The Everglades: Spirit Of The Land”.  Located in Pompano Beach, BaCA, is proud to showcase a stunning exhibit that captures both the majesty and the frailty of the Florida Everglades. South Florida photographer, Phoenix began a year-long photojournalism journey to inspire love and respect for the essential wetlands. Now, her solo exhibit of twenty photos will be on display in the west gallery, located inside Blooming Bean Coffee Roasters.  A free opening reception takes place on Friday, August 3rd, with an Artist talk on Saturday, September 15th.  The Rickie Report shares the details and some sneak peeks.  DO NOT miss this!!!! The exhibit runs from August 3 to September 28, 2018.

 

41 NE 1st Street   Pompano Beach, FL 33060

(954) 284-0141     www.baileyarts.org

PRESENTS:  

Photography by Phoenix

“The Everglades: Spirit Of The Land”

 

 

 

 

Free  Opening  Reception:

Friday, August 3, 2018

6 – 9 pm

BaCA-West Gallery, located inside Blooming Bean Coffee Roasters, 

Artist  Talk:   Saturday, September 15, 2018   3 pm

Exhibit Available August 3 – September 28, 2018

Hours:

Tuesday – Friday  7:30AM – 5PM;   Saturday: 7:30AM – 3:00 PM,   Sunday: Closed

 

 

Read More &/or RSVP here

 

 

 

 

“Before The Storm” by Phoenix

 

 

“With this exhibition we are inviting viewers to slow down and enjoy the moment,” said Juliana Forero, Ph.D., BaCA’s gallery curator. “Phoenix has a great understanding of how light and timing work in photography. It’s evident that for some of the photographs exhibited, she waited for the ‘decisive moment’ to quote French humanist photographer Cartier-Bresson; working the composition in her brain and waiting for the ‘it’ that would make the photo worth the shot.”

 

“Early Morning Fog” by Phoenix

 

 

The photographer, who goes only by her first name, established a love of nature as a child during family vacations to national parks. As she matured, she developed an exceptional talent and a passion to help protect nature and wildlife. Phoenix tells The Rickie Report, “Being a nature photographer is a mystical experience, like a meditation of light — color, texture, structure, pattern, and composition — it awakens an inner peace and knowingness. With each image, it is my desire that viewers are inspired to love, cherish and protect the fragile beauty and wonder that is nature as they reconnect with that inner peace”.

 

“Grace” by Phoenix

 

 

She says, “For me, preserving nature and wilderness areas is not a luxury, but a necessity for the human spirit. In protecting the world’s nature and wildlife, the environment, we are really protecting the family of humanity. The importance of nature is more than a scientific necessity for creating air, clean water and producing food. It is a sacred necessity for healing and bringing peace to the human soul.”

 

“Twilight” by Phoenix

 

 

 

About Phoenix:

Phoenix has translated her depth of experience in leadership and community engagement for large, public-sector organizations into her career as an award-winning, fine art photographer as well as leader of art organizations participating in public art. For Phoenix the extraordinary beauty of nature and wilderness are a wonder. Attempting to fix them in time is her passion; photography is her art. Known for her painterly approach to composition, light, color and texture to capture the soul of her subjects in her photography, her works have been honored in numerous juried exhibitions, showcased in solo exhibitions, including Everglades National Park Gallery and Listowel, Ireland’s Olive Stack Gallery, featured in magazines and calendars worldwide and can be found in private collections in America and Europe. She is the recipient of several awards including the Broward Cultural Council’s Creative Investment Program Grant two times and Best in Landscape at the International Photography Juried Competition as well as the Olive Stack Gallery AIR. Professionally, Phoenix serves as president of National League of American Pen Women, Fort Lauderdale Branch and Project COAT and is a principal in the Innovative Public Art Group. A native Miamian, Phoenix lives and works in Fort Lauderdale, Florida.

 

 

 

“Moon Over Marsh” by Phoenix

 

For more information about this exhibit, Phoenix’ Photography and upcoming events:

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Save the Dates:

December 17, 2018 – January 15, 2019

Art Exhibit – Pursuit of Beauty: Photographs By Phoenix at  Burns Road Recreation Center  4404 Burns Road, Palm Beach Gardens, Fl

 

 

 

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