Zero Empty Spaces Features Lupe Lawrence And Sue Slick Carlson In New Exhibit “For The Love Of Boys And Dogs” Free Public Reception Is Saturday, January 20

Meet Featured artists Lupe Lawrence and Sue Slick Carlson on Saturday, January 20, 2024 at Zero Empty Spaces, a collective of 22 artists at Legacy Place in Palm Beach Gardens, FLThe space is open to the public every day from 12 – 5. Celebrate with wine, refreshments  and ART ! This exhibit, “For The Love of Boys and Dogs” is available NOW through February 6, 2024. The Rickie Report shares the details and some sneak peeks!

 

 

Zero Empty Spaces

11300 Legacy Ave. Suite 140

Palm Beach Gardens, FL 33410

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Art Show Reception

Saturday, January 20, 2024

4 – 7  PM

 

 

Hors d’Oeuvres, Refreshments –

and Beautiful Art for Sale 

Exhibit is available  Now through February 6, 2024

 

 

 

LUPE     LAWRENCE

 

 

“Hold My Hand” by Lupe Lawrence

 

Lupe Lawrence was born in Havana, Cuba and moved to Palm Beach County when she was 5 years old.  Upon seeing a painting, ” Haywain” by John Constable in her aunts home, Lupe cried!  She was transformed by this artwork and decided then that she would be an artist, evoking the same emotions she felt at such a young age. She says, “I told my mother that I wanted to go to art school. Because we had just come from Cuba, we did not have the money to go, and she persuaded me to forget about my desire”. 

 

 

“Paradise Beach” by Lupe Lawrence

 

When Lupe entered high school, she took her first art class and felt as if she had come home. “I told my teacher that I wanted to pursue an art career and she told me that I did not have what it took to go to college. Deflated, I was persuaded not to follow my inspiration to become an artist. It would take a crisis in 1995 for me to remember my desire for art, and I began taking classes at Convenient School of the Arts headed by Robert Watler. Through his instruction and my perseverance, I began exhibiting professionally in 2002. I have since shown in England, South and North Carolina, Georgia, Pennsylvania, Colorado, New Jersey and throughout Florida”.

 

 

 

 

SUE  SLICK  CARLSON

 

 

 

The Dog House includes lovable pups created by Sue Slick Carlson

 

 

For long-time Palm Beach County artist, Sue Carlson, the “dog house’ is her favorite place to be. It’s the name of her new art studio, where she captures the spirit and personality of man’s best friend on wood, cut to life size and painted front and back with acrylic.  Carlson has been making dog art for decades. Shortly after graduating from art school, she started Petraits, Ink. She created commissioned pen-and-ink dog portraits, several of which were featured in national publications and exhibited at the Palm Beach James Hunt Barker Gallery.

 

 

In 2008 her dog art business evolved into Art Van Go, Inc. Carlson, a former art teacher at several area private schools, taught fine art to children ages 4-18. She hosted after school programs, summer camps and parties at her studios in West Palm Beach and later Lake Park.  She tells The Rickie Report, “When the pandemic prevented group activities, I closed my studio and enjoyed being a student myself,” said Carlson, who took art classes online through the nationally-recognized Yellow Barn Studio in Glen Echo, Md. “I started experimenting with new painting techniques and materials.”

 

 

 

Dog portraits (Petraits) by Sue Slick Carlson

 

 

New artistic approaches – plus Carlson’s new orange-and-white English cocker spaniel named Pinkerton-inspired her latest line of pet art. In addition to wood cut-outs, Carlson creates expressive abstracts on canvas and offers art lessons to all ages.  Carlson’s Dog House Studio is part of the Zero Empty Spaces initiative that turns vacant spaces into affordable art studios. The enclave at Legacy Place in Palm Beach Gardens houses more than 20 artists. Meet Carlson and the other artists at an open studio event every 2nd Saturday of the month.

 

For more information about Lupe Lawrence’s artwork:  arttimesbylupe.com

 

 

For more information about Sue Slick Carlson’s artwork:

https://www.facebook.com/sue.carlson.9277

 

 

 

About Zero Empty Spaces

Zero Empty Spaces is a rapidly growing affordable artist studio/vacancy management company that creates affordable artist studios in vacant spaces around the country where artists can create and collaborate at an affordable price. The concept expands the appreciation of all genres of art and helps to create a thriving cultural community in the cities surrounding each location. Current Florida locations include Hallandale Beach, Fort Lauderdale, Boca Raton, Palm Beach Gardens, Fort Myers, and St. Petersburg, with out-of-state locations in Natick Massachusetts and Richmond Virginia.

For more information visit www.zeroemptyspaces.com

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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

 

Ilene Gruber Adams And Deborah Smith Are Featured Artists At Zero Empty Spaces At Legacy Place In Palm Beach Gardens For Special December Art Show And Sale. Opening Reception Is Thursday, December 14. This Year, Give The Gift Of Art

Meet Featured artists, Ilene Gruber Adams and Deborah Smith on Thursday evening, December 14 to celebrate the season with music, wine and ART at Zero Empty Spaces, a collective of 22 artists at Legacy Place Palm Beach Gardens, FL. The space is open to the public every day from 12 – 5. An award-winning artist, Adams works in both mixed media and photography, often combining the two in installation pieces.  Her photography is bright with over-accentuated colors; her mixed media work is usually nostalgic and delicate, and looks at how our world and life mesh together.  Newer to the art stage, Smith’s art fuses images from magazines, newspapers and books to create colorful collages that are uniquely whimsical, surreal, layered and abstract. This year, why not give yourself and your loved ones the gift of art. The Rickie Report shares the details and some sneak peeks.

 

 

 

 

Celebrate  art  and  toast  the  season!

December Art Show Reception

 Zero Empty Spaces 

11300 Legacy Ave. Suite 140

 

 

Thursday, December 14, 2023

5:30 PM – 8:30 PM

Hors d’Oeuvres, Refreshments – 

and Beautiful Art for Sale 

 

 

 

 

20% of Ilene’s sales will benefit Magen David Adom and IDF

 

 

 

 

Exhibit is available December 6, 2023 – January 6, 2024

 

 

New to Florida from Boston, Debora Smith (who has been doing collage artwork for many years) is using her retirement from a business and marketing consultation career, to spending more time on creating collages. Her art is quite eclectic, using images from magazines, newspapers, and books to create colorful collages that can be both whimsical and fanciful, or more layered and abstract in tone and composition.  Smith tells The Rickie Report, ” I generally have ten pieces going at once, so I need a fairly large surface space to mix, pick, and play with images as the spirit moves me.” Works for sale also include vibrant reproductions on ceramic tile and several size and framing options ideal for art lovers to collect or give as gifts.  

For more information: dsmith@deborahsmithgroup.com  

 

 

 

Ilene Gruber Adams, owner of The Marketing Works of Palm Beach, is a web designer, graphic designer, marketing guru and artist combining her business acumen with her artistic skills to create branding and marketing that best represents you or your business. She is a Wix agency partner and creates and markets businesses worldwide.

For more information:  www.ileneadams.com                                TheMarketingWorksPalmBeach

Call 5613460172  or email: ilene@themarketingworkspalmbeach.com

 

 

 

 

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Clifton G. Webb And Anthony Burks Sr. Are Featured Artists At Zero Empty Spaces At Legacy Place In Palm Beach Gardens. Special Reception On Saturday, November 18 In The Evening Is Free And Open To The Public. See More At Miami Art Week/Art Basel, November 30 – December, 10th

Inspired by African culture, artist Clifton G. Webb creates abstract sculpture and paintings with a visual message of positive change.  Clifton joins Anthony Burks Sr. as a Featured Artists at Zero Empty Spaces in Legacy Place, Palm Beach Gardens, FL.  The public is welcome to a free Reception on Saturday, November 18 in the evening.  In addition, Clifton joins the No More Starving Artists Foundation for Miami Art Week/ Art Basel from November 30 – December 10, 2023 at the Kimpton Angler’s Hotel in Miami Beach.  The Rickie Report shares the details and some sneak peeks.

 

 

 

1300 Legacy Ave #140      Palm Beach Gardens, FL 33410

954.361.4998

 

 

 

 

 




 

 

 

 

Using a “visual alphabet” developed over the course of his career, formerly New Orleans-based (now living in Florida), artist Clifton Webb creates works imbued with reverence and dignity. Though the symbols he has developed may not be immediately familiar, they are unmistakably noble—and that is the intent. Webb set out to create works that would say to the world “This is me and all the people around me who don’t get to see themselves, who don’t get to see the royalty and sacredness of who the African American is.”

 

 

 

“Face to Face” by Clifton G Webb

 

 

 

Webb grew up in the Jim Crow south surrounded by a loving, nurturing, and caring community. However, he came to realize the people who made up that community were vastly under-represented in the artworks that were available to them. He asked himself, “What makes me unique? How do I make a mark that would suggest something about me, the African American? How do you know it when you see it in a gallery? What makes you say, ‘Oh, that’s African American’?”

 

 

“Siren Song” by Clifton G Webb

 

 

 

Clifton tells The Rickie Report, “My artistry bubbles up from a deep faith that my African American heritage is worthy of sharing and celebrating, and will inspire others who don’t see enough positive role models in the general population. As an arts educator and professional fine artist represented in museum collections and galleries around the country, my goal is to identify what is meaningful to me. I rephrase it using sculpture to translate it into a message of positivity more people can “hear” and see. I long to not only help break down negative barriers but exemplify positive images. I want my artwork to be a dialogue starter towards continuing to reframe stereotypes”.

 

 

 

“They Came Before Columbus” by Clifton G Webb

 

 

 

His images may include symbols that are unfamiliar to most viewers. This is in the hope that their piqued interest will lead them on a journey of increased knowledge and appreciation for the noble underpinnings of Webb’s culture.  He goes on to say, ” For me, the path to understanding the underlying sacredness of the African American civilization begins visually, as it has the most impact on a person’s brain. How does the coloration of the image, the subject, or the medium effect a response from the viewer. Should I choose colored pencil, create a bronze sculpture or a bas-relief in handmade paper? What are the consequences of individual choices made during an international pandemic? How can I make a difference in society?”

 

 

 

“Hip Hop” by Clifton G Webb

 

 

 

The most important question Webb continually ask himself is, “How do I translate my inner passion into a visual ‘call to action’?” My concern is not merely creating visually pleasing works of art for people to walk by or peruse in a gallery. My constant goal is to construct a visual perception that makes the viewer stop…look…ponder…read new information…integrate those insights into their lives—and change the world”.

 

 

 

 

A New Orleans cultural bearer who co-founded the New Orleans Contemporary Arts Center, Webb taught the talented in Visual Arts in the New Orleans public schools for three decades. His work is included in the permanent collections of the Ogden Museum of Southern Art, the New Orleans Museum of Art and Dooky Chase restaurant.  He has exhibited at many galleries and museums including Stella Jones Gallery, The Ohr-O’Keefe Museum, the African American Museum of Dallas, the Chattanooga Museum of Afro-American Culture and History, the Alternatives Museum, the Atlanta Arts Festival, the New Orleans Jazz and Heritage Festival and the Arthur Roger Gallery and Max Hutchinson Gallery in New York.  He is now a resident artist at Zero Empty Spaces in Palm Beach Gardens, FL Legacy Place.

 

 

 

About Zero Empty Spaces:

ZES creates affordable artist studios in vacant storefronts around the country where artists can create and collaborate at an affordable price and have the ability to be discovered and sell work at their studio.

Since 2021, every month ZES Palm Beach Gardens location curates featured artists of the month in their space.  This allows for the public to view and purchase art that the artists create in their studios.  Webb asked fellow studio mate and longtime ZES resident, Anthony Burks Sr. to join him as a featured artist. Burks, a Palm Beach County (PBC) native, is a conceptual fine and commercial artist who is one of the first in the Palm Beach Gardens location. He over the last 30 years is one of the local creatives, who  has largely contributed to the landscape of the arts in PBC. The artist/curator/art educator is one of several artists in the space who helped develop the “feature artists program”.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

You can also see both of their works in the NMSAF Goes to South Beach Exhibition during Miami Basel Week from November 30-December 10. The exhibition sponsored by MUSE Modern &Contemporary Art Fair & curated by ATB Fine Art Group Inc. (ATB) , has 34 artists throughout the state of Florida including Palm Beach County, Dade County and even Jacksonville where they have the opportunity to exhibit and sell their art during Miami Art Week.

 

Kimpton Angler’s Hotel

660 Washington Avenue   Miami Beach, FL 33139

 

 

 

Bringing these artists to Miami Beach will give them the opportunity to connect, communicate and sell to international art collectors from all over the world. This show is at the Kimpton Angler’s Hotel South Beach, Miami Beach, Florida 33139.This event is courtesy of the 501(c)3 No More Starving Artists Foundation (NMSAF) that’s mission is to help primarily Palm Beach County artists be sustainable personally and professionally by providing opportunities and services.

 

 

 

 

 

Clifton G. Webb  https://www.artistcliftonwebb.com/

Anthony Burks Sr. https://linktr.ee/ampburks

Zero Empty Spaces https://www.zeroemptyspaces.com/

ATB Fine Art Group Inc. https://www.atbfineartists.com/

 

 

 

 

 

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

Meet The Artists At The Newest Zero Empty Spaces Studio/Gallery Space At The Treasure Coast Square Mall In Jensen Beach Saturday, November 11th And Special Event On Friday, November 24th

The Artists at Zero Empty Spaces at Treasure Coast Square Mall in Jensen Beach, FL are ready to open their studio/gallery space to the public on Saturday, November 11, 2023 and announce a special Shopping Event on Friday, November 24th.  Located near the Macy’s wing of the Mall, there is plenty of free parking and admission.  The Rickie Report shares the details and some sneak peeks!

 

 

 

Treasure Coast Square

3174 NW Federal Hwy, Unit 3112

Jensen Beach, FL 34957

 

 

Danuta Rothschild

 

 

 

Zero Empty Spaces is dedicated to making art accessible, fostering collaboration, and serving as a creative heartbeat within the community.

 

 

Florence Treakle

 

 

 

This latest addition Jensen Beach locationto the Zero Empty Spaces family promises to be a dynamic and inspiring space for both artists and art enthusiasts alike.

 

 

 

 

Artwork by Nancy Smyth

 

 

 

Paul Grady

 

 

“Witness the artistic potential this space holds” 

 

 

 

Robin Marshall

 

Treasure Coast Square Mall, a retail hub managed by Simon Property Group, is set to welcome this vibrant addition to its community. The mall, home to 115 stores, including renowned anchors such as Dillard’s, JCPenney, and Macy’s, is an ideal setting for fostering artistic expression and creativity.

 

 

 

Sharon Tatem

 

 

Treasure Coast Square Mall is its 30th location, as Zero Empty Spaces now operates in multiple states, including Florida, Massachusetts, and Virginia, with plans for further expansion across the country.  

 

 

 

 

Sue Klahn

 

 

 

For more details about these exhibits or upcoming events: robinmarshallinc@gmail.com

 

 

 

About Zero Empty Spaces

Zero Empty Spaces is a rapidly growing affordable artist studio/vacancy management company that creates affordable artist studios in vacant spaces around the country where artists can create and collaborate at an affordable price. The concept expands the appreciation of all genres of art and helps to create a thriving cultural community in the cities surrounding each location. Current Florida locations include Hallandale Beach, Fort Lauderdale, Boca Raton, Palm Beach Gardens, Fort Myers, and St. Petersburg, with out-of-state locations in Natick Massachusetts and Richmond Virginia.

For more information visit www.zeroemptyspaces.com

 

 

 

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

 

Zero Empty Spaces At Legacy Place In Palm Beach Gardens Fundraises For Ukrainian Aid Effort With Special Reception Saturday, April 23

Zero Empty Spaces in Legacy Place, Palm Beach Gardens, FL invites the public to a special fundraiser for Ukraine Aid with twelve local artists. Featured artists Lupe Lawrence and Andrew Holliman and their colleagues will greet visitors at the Free Public Reception on Saturday, April 23, 2022.  A portion of proceeds from the art sales will be donated to Razom Ukrainian Humanitarian Relief Fund. The Rickie Report shares the details and a few sneak peeks. This  event continues through May 6, 2022.

 

 

 

 

 

Original Artwork by Cassandra Nordenbrock

 

 

 

 

Zero Empty Spaces Legacy Place

11300 Legacy Place Suite 140      Palm Beach Gardens, FL 33410

 

 

 

 

 

 

Saturday, April 23, 2022

6 – 8   PM

 

 

 

Original Painting by Andrew Holliman

 

 

 

Zero Empty Spaces in Legacy Place, Palm Beach Gardens, FL invites the public to a special fundraiser for Ukraine Aid with twelve local artists. Featured artists Lupe Lawrence and Andrew Holliman and their colleagues will greet visitors at the Free Public Reception on Saturday, April 23, 2022.  A portion of proceeds from the art sales will be donated to *Razom Ukrainian Humanitarian Relief Fund.

 

 

 

 

Original Artwork by Lupe Lawrence

 

 

 

*Razom, which means “together” in Ukrainian, believes deeply in the enormous potential of dedicated volunteers around the world united by a single goal: to unlock the potential of Ukraine. Razom works towards that mission by creating spaces where people meet, partner and do.

 

 

 

 

For more information:

Please visit : ZeroEmptySpaces.com

Email:  vangiessen@comcast.net

 

 

 

 

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17019 SW Sapri Way   Port St. Lucie, FL 34986

 

 

Soul Sundays At Zero Empty Spaces Legacy Place In Palm Beach Gardens Offer A Series Of Events That Bring Community Together Through Art And Music

The artists at Zero Empty Spaces (ZES) announce a series of “Soul Sundays” bringing together the entire community to view art and bring social awareness to current issues of health and wellness in new ways!  This is how ZES gives back to the community!  All events take place on Sunday afternoons: October 17 (Supporting Breast Cancer Awareness); October 31 (Halloween Family Fun); November 14 and November 21 ( a month  of Giving to support local families. Raffle prizes. Please bring essentials like diapers, nonperishable foods, toiletries); December 12 (a month of Gift Giving. Holiday art, ornaments, small creative items). The Rickie Report shares the details and some sneak peeks. Mark Your Calendars now! Enjoy the live art demonstrations, live music, food, and art!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

For more information:

 

 

 

 

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Cassandra Nordenbrock Is A Featured Artist At Zero Empty Spaces At Legacy Place. Free Public Reception Tonight

Cassandra Nordenbrock is a multi media artist who creates works in painting, digital art, mixed media, and photography.  Join her and the other artists at Zero Empty Spaces at Legacy Place in Palm Beach Gardens for tonight’s Meet & Greet Reception. Cassandra’s work is appealing because it employs both contemporary graphic media as it achieves a unique and engaging mode of image-making.  The Rickie Report shares the Reception details and some sneak peeks of her photos and paintings.

 

 

 

 

 

ZERO  EMPTY  SPACES

Saturday,  February 20, 2021

6 – 9 PM

Studios are open  Noon – 9 pm

  Suite 140  

(Building marked Spa, behind the record sculpture)

11300 Legacy Avenue  Palm Beach Gardens, FL 33410

 

Exhibit Continues through March 6, 2021

 

 

 

 

 

 

Cassandra tells The Rickie Report, “My current work is about using photography as a language of painting.  I use dynamic lighting to create portraits as original works of arts which have a depth of meaning.  These reductive artworks contain modern perspectives, utilizing a limited palette, and often reference the seashore.  I feel they take their cues from the modern romantic spirit of Georgia O’Keefe”.

 

 

“Pueblo Magico” by Cassandra Nordenbrock

 

 

Cassandra’s work is appealing because it employs both contemporary graphic media as it achieves a unique and engaging mode of image-making.  She comments, “I am concerned with the range of emotional response of the viewer and the effect this medium has on them”.

 

 

 

“On The Way To School” by Cassandra Nordenbrock

 

She is currently working a body of photographic art exploring the interplay of Moscow street life and Metro Subway Art.  Cassandra’s artworks have been exhibited in select shows in West Palm Beach and Fort Lauderdale, The Box Gallery, and the Francie Bishop Good Gallery.

 

 

“Old Florida” by Cassandra Nordenbrock

 

 

Cassandra received her art training at the Armory Art Center under the guidance of well known artist, Sam Perry. She continues to attend workshops through the Armory’s Artist in Residence program.

 

 

 

For more information about this exhibit and to see Cassandra’s other artworks:

Instagram:  @artfarm66

Facebook:  artfarm66

Email:  vangiessen@comcast.net

 

 

 

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