Judi & Allan Schuman Museum Gallery Showcases Exhibit “Collaboration & Diversity” Featuring Ann Schwartz’ And Don Schwartz’ Mixed Media, Collage, And Wildlife Photography At Levis JCC In Boca Raton. Opening Reception Is Sunday, June 4, 2023

The Judi & Allan Schuman Museum Gallery at the Adolph & Rose Levis JCC in Boca Raton, FL will feature an artistic duo with “Collaboration & Diversity”.  Artists, Ann Schwartz and Don Schwartz keep creativity as a central part of their lives.  We are the lucky ones because this multi-talented couple share their artistry with us!  This exhibit showcases Ann’s Mixed Media and Collage as well as Don’s Wildlife Photography!   The Opening Reception takes place on Sunday, June 4, 2023 and the public is invited to visit the Gallery during regular JCC hours.  Please RSVP to this Free event. The Rickie Report shares the details and some wonder-filled sneak peeks!









21050 95th Avenue S., Boca Raton, FL

















SUNDAY,  JUNE 4, 2023

1  –  3   PM


Admission and Parking Is Free


 Please RSVP: 561.558.2520






“It’s Summertime” by Ann Schwartz



Ann Schwartz tells The Rickie Report, “I received my B.A. from the University of Florida. I married and moved to New Jersey to teach, I was always painting and exhibiting my art in my free time. My husband, Don, and I moved back to Florida in 1997. I joined Women in The Visual Arts to meet other artists and became involved immediately on the Board. I worked my way up to become President for several years, as well as Exhibition Chair. I was also on the Board of the Boca Raton Museum of Art’s Artist Guild and served as interim-President”.




In 2003, Ann became a Destination Lecturer on ancient and contemporary art on cruise ships, and conducted hands-on art and design workshops on over 95 sailings.  She shares, “I balanced selling homes, exhibiting and selling art and winning awards, and doing over 450 lectures and workshops for 17 years until Covid put me at lockdown. I made one of my guest rooms an art studio and began to create acrylic collages by cutting up magazine papers with tiny scissors and a magnifying light”.




Ann has participated in over 100 group exhibitions, and was delighted to win “First Place” for her collage “Contemplation” at the Lighthouse Center for the Arts in their exhibit “The Art of 16 Associations”. She tells us, ” I am most proud of the three exhibitions I did as collaborations with my husband who took up photography when he retired. We were selected to represent the United States at the Farindola International Art Festival in Italy with 8 other artists from around the world. I conducted collage workshops with the children even though they spoke very little English, and I a little Italian. We managed to succeed.  I was also selected as a member of the National Association Of Women Artists and belong to the Florida Chapter”.





“Dance of Dreams” by Ann Schwartz





“I thank my husband of 58 years who always supported my efforts and the changes in my art world, who carried my work to exhibitions, mounted my sculptures, photographed and framed my art, and applauded my success every time I won an award or sold an artwork! I am delighted my art can be found in collections in England, Italy, New York, New Jersey, Pennsylvania, Connecticut, Missouri and Florida.  I am pleased once again to do an exhibit with my husband, Don, and show the art and photos that we created over the past several years”.





“Barrel Owls” by Don Schwartz





Don Schwartz was born in Brooklyn.  He created and assembled counting and measuring instruments for the textile, carpet, wire and ribbon industries for Trumeter Company for 49.5 years.  He tells The Rickie Report, “Since happily retiring nearly 13 years ago, I have been enjoying working on various projects.   I have always worked with wood starting with building a rotating louvered wall in our studio apartment when just married almost 59 years ago.  When my wife Ann and I moved to our first home in New Jersey, I even built an enclosed deck.  After I discovered a supplier of exotic woods I began to create wooden clocks for gifts to family, then building tables, and other objects.  I also made computer desks designed as sports themes for my grandsons with baseball bats for legs. I starting working on creating wooden guitar sculptures even though they don’t play music”. 



Don is a member of the Palm Beach County Wood Turners. He shares, “It’s fun to work in wood. Think about what you are going to do twice, and cut once.  When we ran out of space in the house, I started creating people playing musical instruments, even a string quartet, out of PVC plumbing pipes that could go outside”.





“Pelicans , Reflections” by Don Schwartz




When Covid hit, Don concentrated on his photography with a Canon point and shoot camera.  “I spent my days at Loxahatchee National Refuge, Green Cay and Wakodahatchee Wetlands observing the wildlife. It was a great pleasure watching for baby alligators, owlets, and even raccoons”.





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