Pompano Beach Arts Showcases Rapturous Images Of The Natural World By Phoenix. “The Spirit Of This Place” Featuring Some Never- Before-Exhibited Images Opens Friday, April 12. Exhibit Continues Through May 25, 2024

Pompano Beach Arts showcases rapturous images of the natural world, including some never-before-exhibited images by award-winning conservation photographer, Phoenix.  “The Spirit of This Place” Opens on Friday, April 12, 2024 and is available through May 25, 2024. Immerse yourself as Phoenix takes you on a journey to Ireland, Great Smokey Mountains National Park, Venice, Alaska, New Mexico and Florida Everglades with her Sacred Trees, Landscapes, Winged Life and National Parks Collections.  The Rickie Report shares the details and some sneak peeks. The Opening Reception is Free AND appreciates an RSVP. Did you know that Phoenix offers one-on-one photo and small group sessions?




















The  New  Pelican  Article






New   Solo  Exhibit   by   Phoenix




O p e n i n g     R ece p t i o n




Friday • April 12 • 6—8 PM


Exhibit runs April 12 through May 25, 2024



 For more information and to RSVP for the opening reception go to www.pompanobeacharts.org.




Pompano Beach Cultural Center

50 W Atlantic Blvd, Pompano Beach, FL 33060


“Athena” by Phoenix





Pompano Beach Arts is honored to present “The Spirit of This Place,” a gorgeous photography exhibition that captures the soul of nature as seen through the eyes of internationally collected, award-winning conservation photographer Phoenix. These 40 images reflect her devotion to protecting the natural environment, sense of oneness with the light and soul of the land and its inhabitants and a reverence for wild places.





“Venice Lagoon” by Phoenix




“We are delighted to bring this stunning collection of beautiful images to our gallery,” said Ty Tabing, Director, Cultural Affairs Department. “Phoenix’ work is known for capturing the intersection of art and healing, transporting viewers to a place of peace and meditation.”  Phoenix, who only goes by her first name, established a love of nature as a child during family vacations to national parks. A native Miamian and Broward County resident, Phoenix is known for her painterly approach in her photographs.






“Blue Night Over Ballybunion” by Phoenix




She tells The Rickie Report, “As an environmental photographer my goal is to capture the “it” moment, the “decisive moment” in nature, touching viewers deeply. Each photograph reflects the feelings I experience, arrested by the fragile beauty and wonder that is nature expressed by its light, colors, textures, structures and patterns. Ultimately, it is my intent to raise awareness of endangered and threatened habitats and species that we stand to lose in the natural world if we are not careful” .




“Flamingo 2” by Phoenix 




Her approach to photography and life is grounded in her philosophical belief that we are all one, and all interconnected. Her works have been honored in numerous juried exhibitions and showcased in 25 solo exhibitions, including Everglades National Park Gallery. Her photography has been featured in magazines and calendars worldwide and is found in more than 100 private collections internationally as well as corporate collections like the 22 pieces acquired by the Cleveland Clinic – Weston for the Women’s Center.






“Sweetpea” by Phoenix




“My love, my divine call to art, is to truthfully capture those moments when my soul is touched by the extraordinary wonder and beauty seen through my camera’s inner lens — from colorful bugs, smaller than a fingernail’s tip, to ever changing magnificent paintings presented every morning and night for humanity’s delight,” stated Phoenix.










“Early Morning Fog” by Phoenix 




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About Phoenix


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, she is an internationally collected, award-winning conservation photographer whose works are in more than 100 private and corporate collections worldwide. Phoenix is the recipient of two month-long Artist-In-Residence programs, Great Smoky Mountains National Park and Olive Stack Gallery in Ireland; the Virtual Artist-in- Residence for the Center for Great Apes Art4Apes Exhibition; the featured artist for the first Endangered Exhibit – United Kingdom; two public art grants, nine public art awards and many other prestigious awards, including the Julia Cameron International Photography Contest, winning Best Landscape and Seascape Series. She was appointed to the first Public Art and Placement Advisory Board, City of Fort Lauderdale. Her works have graced national magazine covers and been featured in newspapers, magazines and blog posts – print and online internationally. She was invited to be the first photographer to “takeover” the Instagram page for the Friends of Loxahatchee National Wildlife Refuge. Most recently, the Cleveland Clinic Hospital in Weston, Florida acquired 22 large works by Phoenix for their permanent collection in the Women’s Center. Currently she is the serving her fourth term as president of the National League of American Pen Women . A native Miamian, Phoenix lives and works in Fort Lauderdale, Florida. www.PhotographsByPhoenix.com









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.






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Enjoy an Evening of Great Art And Great Conversation with Pen Women at The Charlotte J. Burrie Community Center In Pompano Beach

Join the National League of American Pen Women – Fort Lauderdale Branch for a delightful evening with five nationally and internationally award-winning and collected fine artists at the Charlotte J. Burrie Community Center. This intimate evening of Great Art and Great Conversation takes place on Wednesday, February 28, 2024, with hors d’oeuvres and libations included. RSVP is requested and Free. It’s a unique opportunity to view the exhibit, meet and hear Susan Casbarro, Rosemary Fineberg, Fran Mann Goodman, Kristen Hines and Anabel Peicher talk about their art journey and current work. The Rickie Report shares the details and some sneak peeks. 















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Join us for a delightful evening with five nationally and internationally award-winning and collected fine artists from the National League of American Pen Women – Fort Lauderdale Branch at the Charlotte J. Burrie Community Center for an intimate evening of Great Art and Great Conversation. Hors d’oeuvres and libations are included. It’s a unique opportunity to view the exhibit, meet and hear these women artists talk about their art journey and current work.



M E E T      THE    A R T I S T S:





Susan Casbarro








“Peaceful Morning” by Susan Casbarro



For Susan Casbarro, creating mosaics is a method to bring all facets of oneself into a cohesive whole. A mixed media mosaicist, Susan has studied with several world-renowned mosaicists, including Kelley Knickerbocker, Yulia Hanansen and Marian Shapiro. She was the featured artist at the Andamento Gallery in Baltimore, MD and at the Plunge Beach Resort, Lauderdale-By-the-Sea, FL. She incorporates her math background along with her love of nature and sacred geometry into her work. At Glistening Glass, her in-house studio, she creates her own work and shares the love of mosaics with students. www.susancasbarro.com



Rosemary Fineberg







“Ben Yehuda” by Rosemary Fineberg




A Jersey girl, Rosemary Fineberg was nurtured and educated at Edinboro and Kean Universities in Art and Special Education as well as Art Therapy at Essex County Hospital Center, NJ. Recent subjects focus on finding light in darkness. She also works with mixed media fabric incorporating sewing and recycling. Inspired by the colors and subjects used by Bonnard, Avery, O’Keeffe and Impressionists, her works have been juried into museums and colleges across the U.S., including Boca Raton Museum FL, Monmouth University, NJ, Emory University, GA and San Antonio College Galleries, TX. www.rowsfine.com




Fran  Mann  Goodman









“Pot of Gold” by Fran Mann Goodman



Speaker and award-winning artist Fran Mann Goodman uses a network of pastes, sands, paper towels, acrylic skins and heightened color to illuminate our connection to the realm of life. A graduate of Chouinard Art Institute, Goodman has been featured and published across the nation. Her workshops blend art history with abstract expressionism. As a mentor and educator, Goodman is Florida’s Scholarship Chair of The National Association of Women Artists. www.franmanngoodman.com




Kirsten Hines








“Sunset Heron” by Kirsten Hines




Kirsten Hines is a Florida-based author, wildlife photographer and conservationist with a master’s degree in biology and background as an environmental educator. To date she has written seven books; her newest book is Wild Florida: An Animal Odyssey. Her images have been featured in various publications, public art programs and nearly 100 exhibitions regionally, nationally and internationally. A Conservation Associate of the Institute for Regional Conservation, she is a member of the board of Audubon Florida her local chapter, and Tropical Audubon Society. www.kirstenhines.com




Anabel Rub Peicher




Fiberglass Sculpture by Anabel Rub Peicher




Multimedia, international artist Anabel Rub Peicher enjoys creating small sculptures and large-scale installations in various materials. Born in Lima, Perú, she’s resided in Florida since 1974 and studied architecture at the University of Miami, FL. She has had several solo and collaborative exhibits locally and internationally in Canada, Perú, Spain and the USA. Professionally, she serves as the president to the 2+3 artists’ organization, Board member of Broward Art Guild and National Association of Women Artists, and member of Ceramic League Miami. www.anabelrubpeicher.com




About National League of American Pen Women – Fort Lauderdale Branch:

For more than 65 years the Fort Lauderdale Branch of the National League of American Pen Women (NLAPW) has been a prestigious organization of professional women in the Arts – Published Writers, Authors, Poets, Musical Composers and Award-Winning Visual Artists. Today primarily a community of professional, contemporary visual artists, Pen Women believe in the power of art to illuminate the human experience, fire the imagination and nurture the soul. Our visual artists work in a variety of media including acrylic, watercolor, oil, sculptor, porcelain and photography. Many are national and international award-winning and collected artist. All are committed to inspiring talented young women to pursue their college arts education degrees. To that end they raise funds each year to award three $1,250 Achievement Award scholarships to deserving women art students at Broward College. The oldest women’s art organization in America, NLAPW was originally founded in 1897. lauderdalepenwomen.wixsite.com/nlapw

About Charlotte J. Burrie Civic Center:

Charlotte J. Burrie Civic Center, 2669 N. Federal Highway, Pompano Beach, FL, had its grand opening celebration on March 12, 2020 just in-time to be closed for two years due to COVID-19. It is re-opened now offering a variety of programming, including: yoga, fitness, karate, dance, art and Spanish lessons. Overseen by the city’s Parks and Recreation Department, the 8,700-square-foot civic center, in Pompano’s Cresthaven neighborhood, includes a reception area, two multi-purpose activity rooms, a conference room, a warming kitchen and a large assembly space with a fixed platform stage and adjacent dressing rooms.




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Deborah Perlman Is Featured For SOLO Exhibit At Pompano Beach Cultural Center January 12 – March 22, 2024 Experience The Free Opening Reception And Free Workshops

South Florida artist Deborah Perlman has exhibited her work throughout Florida and the U.S., winning several awards and appearing in art publications as a featured artist.  The Pompano Beach Cultural Center kicks off Deborah’s SOLO exhibition, “Somewhere In Between” on Friday, January 12, 2024.  You can participate in free workshops throughout the time of the exhibit, January 12 – March 22, 2024.  Her art depicts an ‘almost-but-not-quite-real’ world somewhere between authentic and imagined as she celebrates ambiguity, sliding in and out of reality. Her pieces compel us to challenge previous ideas and established thoughts.  The Rickie Report shares the details and some sneak peeks. 






Pompano Beach Cultural Center

50 W Atlantic Blvd Pompano Beach, FL 33060

954-545-7800 • ccpompano.org










FRIDAY, JANUARY 12, 2024  




  Pompano Beach Arts

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“Somewhere Between” Pompano Beach Cultural Ctr.




Exhibit runs January 12 – March 22, 2024


“Nature – Tecture” by Deborah Perlman



A graduate of Boston University (BFA, sculpture) and Cranbrook Academy of Art (MFA, sculpture), Deborah Perlman. She opted for a career in communications, enabling her to travel and use her art training in new ways and has now transitioned to create her artworks which are featured in private collections.  Influenced by her training, Perlman creates abstract wall-mounted sculpture. Her ‘almost-but-not-quite-real’ spaces land somewhere between authentic and imaged, inviting the viewer into the scene to discover where they find themselves.





“Denied” by Deborah Perlman



At her latest and longest gig, she was corporate director of communications of an international hotel company. She tells The Rickie Report, ” I ENJOYED every minute of my business career – and YES, I took my art education and talent with me. Besides using the art school principles of creativity, commitment, hard work, and continuity in my jobs, I actually created presentations, websites, brochures, fact sheets — you name it.  On my time off, I was drawing, making collage, and taking photos.  And, by traveling the world for the hotel company, I was enriched artistically beyond measure”.






“Secret Woods” by Deborah Perlman




Perlman’s influences include African sculpture; the Constructivism, Geometric Abstraction, and Cubism (Picasso, Braque, Lipschitz) art movements; the work of Louise Nevelson; the ‘illogical perspective’ of Giorgio de Chirico and M.C. Escher; Joseph Cornell’s shadow boxes; and Frank Stella’s metal reliefs, among others.










Deborah tells us, ” Every day, before I start in the studio, I stop and silently express my gratitude for this gift and the privilege to share my work with you. I find excitement and mystery in three-dimensional forms and spaces. Creating wall-mounted sculpture draws me in, challenging me to go beyond what I know and uncover what I don’t. It’s thrilling yet at times unsettling, continually bringing me to new awareness and understanding. Simply put, the work frees my spirit”.






“Somewhere Between” by Deborah Perlman


Her goal is to create spaces that challenge the senses, evoke emotion, and ask you to consider:

  • What is it?

  • Where is it?

  • What do you see and feel?

  • Do you find yourself in it, or not?


Inspiration has come from many of her personal experiences throughout the years. Recently, global issues such as climate change, prejudice and divisiveness are finding their way into her work.  She is currently working with paper, photographs, wire mesh, flat aluminum wire, wood, plastic, and adhesives, and continually looking for new materials to integrate into each piece. She explains,” Building three-dimensional forms, I adhere each element to the base, then juxtapose them to highlight their points of contact and the shadows they cast. I invite you to glimpse into my interpreted world and find your place within it.   





Debut of “Screen Shot” Series

The Frank Gallery

601 City Center Way  Pembroke Pines, FL

February 8 – May 18, 2024





Deborah W. Perlman




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