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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Dr. Sara Schesser Bartra’s Solo Exhibit “The Good, The Bad, And The Beautiful” Explores The Unseen World Of Microbes And Mixed Media At ArtServe In Fort Lauderdale Now Through December 30, 2022

Dr. Sara Schesser Bartra‘s Solo exhibit at ArtServe in Fort Lauderdale,  “The Good, The Bad, and The Beautiful” explores the world of art and microbes. She brings a combination of mixed media artwork and science to forge a deeper public understanding and awareness of science. This exhibit  is about the importance of the microbial world and its role in Nature and our everyday lives. Art helps us to better understand nature and the natural world. This exhibit does not pretend to illustrate the natural world but rather shows a representation of it – to instigate curiosity about it in the viewerIt is available NOW thru December 30, 2022.  The Rickie Report shares some sneak peeks and explores the world of microbes with you!

 

 

We live in a microbial world.

 

We are surrounded by microbes… they are in the air, soil, water, and in our bodies.

 

They are the smallest and most powerful organisms on our planet….

Essential for life.

 

 

 

 

 

 

We know very little about them, but can learn so much from them.

 

 

They are important for our health, for our lives and for all life in our planet.      

~Sara Schesser Bartra

 

 

 

 

Exhibit runs Now until December 30, 2022 at ArtServe 

 1350 E Sunrise Blvd, Fort Lauderdale, FL 33304

Hours:  Monday-Friday: 9 am – 5pm;  Saturday: 10 am – 5pm; Sunday: closed

ArtServe Phone: (954)-462-8190

 

 

 

Sara Schesser Bartra, Artist In Residence, ArtServe

 

 

 

South Florida based visual artist Sara Schesser Bartra considers herself a citizen of the world. Sara grew up and lived as an adult in many different countries in South America and Europe.  A self-taught artist who drew  inspiration since childhood from many family members, Sara is currently an Artist In Residence at ArtServe in Fort Lauderdale.  

 

 

 

 

Sara Schesser Bartra, Artist In Residence, ArtServe

 

 

 

Sara’s art work is in private collections around the world. Her goal is to combine science and art to elucidate actual nature and social themes and to forge a deeper public understanding and awareness of science. Dr. Sara Schesser Bartra holds a PhD in Molecular Biology and Microbiology and often incorporates science and the microbial world in her creations. She believes that microbes are not only important but also beautiful and that it is essential to show their elegance and significance.

 

 

 

 

 

“Gone with the Wind”by Sara Schesser Bartra, Mixed Media Artist

 

 

 

Sara tells The Rickie Report, “We live in a microbial world. A micro-organism or microbe is a creature that is too small to be seen with the naked eye. Microbes play a fundamental role in life on earth.  They are the foundation upon all the other life rest. Microorganisms include fungi, algae and micro algae, bacteria, archaea and microscopic animals. They are unfathomable diverse and immeasurably abundant. The majority of microbes are beneficial (The Good), very few are the bad actors, they are called pathogens and they cause diseases to humans, animals and plants (The Bad) and finally so many of them seen under the microscope are absolutely attractive (The Beautiful).  Microbes have been on our planet from the beginning and throughout history… they enabled societies but also posed challenges to them”. 

 

 

 

 

“I Cannot Live Without You” by Sara Schesser Bartra, Mixed Media Artist

 

 

 

Sara explains, “This exhibit, “The Good, The Bad, and The Beautiful” shows a body of work created in multiple mediums to represent the world that is unseen with a naked eye and emphasizes the role of the microscopic organisms in our lives. By doing so, I hope to instigate curiosity about it in the viewer. Each piece is a compilation of diverse characteristics and elements that helped create pieces that resembles microorganisms and their stories”.

 

 

 

 

 

 

“Group of Diatoms” by Sara Schesser Bartra, Mixed Media Artist

 

 

Sara’s work represents a variety of techniques, mediums and themes. She particularly enjoys mixed media because she can use all of her imagination and creativity utilizing materials that sometimes she buys but most times she finds and collects from the most unlikely sources. The combination of these techniques and materials produces interesting and compelling pieces of art. Her work exemplifies a highly personal approach and perspective. In her recent work she is combines her scientific background into her art. “Humans are visual creatures: we need to see in order to understand”. Her goal is to combine science and art to elucidate actual nature and social themes and to forge a deeper public understanding and awareness of science. Friendship and collaborations are part of Sara’s daily life. Accordingly, she founded and leads an art group of Swedish Women living in South Florida. She recently retired from The University of Miami, Miller School of Medicine where she worked as a scientist for 20 years, to dedicate herself completely to the arts. 

 

 

 

For more information about this exhibit:

ArtServe

1350 E Sunrise Blvd, Fort Lauderdale, FL 33304

ArtServe Phone: (954)-462-8190

 

 

 

For more information and to see other artworks of Sara Schesser Bartra:

Webpage: https://www.lvlyartbysara.org/

Instagram: @schesserbartrasara

                     @lvlyartdesigns

 

 

 

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Gold Coast Watercolor Society Announces Two Calls For Artists And Public Receptions

All watermedia artists are eligible to enter the Gold Coast Watercolor Society’s two upcoming exhibits, “Art on Fire” at the Coral Springs Museum Lobby and “ Wet Paint-Just Add Water” at the City of Sunrise Civic Center Gallery. GCWS is offering large cash prizes.  GCWS now allows gallery wrapped canvas and all paintings not protected by plexi or glass to be varnished.  Receptions are Free and Open to the Public on November 9 and November 17, 2022.   The Rickie Report shares the details and some views of previous exhibitors.  

 

 

 

 

http://www.goldcoastwatercolorsociety.com/

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Download prospectus at: www.goldcoastwatercolorsociety.com/exhibits

 

 

 

 

 

 

Download prospectus at: www.goldcoastwatercolorsociety.com/exhibits

 

 

 

 

 

“Art on Fire”  

The Coral Springs Museum Lobby

Judged by Pat Dews    

OPENING  RECEPTION:  

Wednesday, November 9, 2022      3  –  5  PM

 

 

DEADLINE  TO ENTER:   OCTOBER 24, 2022

INTAKE:   NOVEMBER 1, 2022

Coral Springs Museum of Art

2855A Coral Springs Drive    Coral Springs, FL 33065

Open:  Tuesday – Saturday 10 am – 5 pm

954-340-5000

“Art on Fire” runs November 1  – 30th

 

 

New this season!!!

We now allow:  

Gallery  wrapped canvas (no staples showing),  wood or canvas panels and cradled board.  Wood or canvas flat panels must be framed.  All paintings not protected by plexi or glass can now be varnished.

 

 

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Download prospectus at: www.goldcoastwatercolorsociety.com/exhibits

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 “Wet Paint – Just Add Water”  

City of Sunrise Civic Center Gallery

Judged by Eydi Lampasona Myers

 

 

 

AWARDS  RECEPTION:  

 

Thursday, November 17th     6 – 7  PM

Sunrise Civic Center Art Gallery

10610 W Oakland Park Blvd.     Sunrise, FL 33351

Takes place November 14th through January 9, 2023

 

 

DEADLINE  TO ENTER:  November 10, 2022

 

INTAKE:November 14, 2022

 

 

 

 

G  C  W  S       Presents:

Representative   art   from   previous   exhibits

 

 

 

About the Gold Coast Watercolor Society (GCWS)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 The Gold Coast Watercolor Society (GCWS) in Broward County is dedicated to advancing the art of watercolor media.

 

 

GCWS   offers:


Opportunities to learn, paint and sketch
Workshops taught by nationally recognized artists
An annual membership show
Juried shows in venues such as museums, galleries and local businesses
Paint-ins with live models
Lectures and demonstrations, showing “how it’s done” by selected artists
Non-juried group shows in local libraries and other public venues
Plein air painting opportunities

 

 

 

Please   Join   Us!

Meetings are held October through May on the 3rd Tuesday of each month at 7 pm

ArtServe

1350 E. Sunrise Blvd.     Ft. Lauderdale, FL 33304

 

 

 

 

 

Download prospectus at: www.goldcoastwatercolorsociety.com/exhibits

 

 

 

Visit us online at www.goldcoastwatercolorsociety.com

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Susan S. Buzzi Examines Relationship Violence In Groundbreaking “This Is How I Feel” Exhibit At Sunrise Civic Center Theatre & Gallery As Part Of Individual Artist Grant through the Broward County Cultural Division

Susan S. Buzzi has received an Individual Artist Grant through the Broward County Cultural Division for her photo documentary , “This is How I Feel”.  A former law enforcement officer, certified coach practitioner and educator, Susan explores the necessary and difficult domestic violence and abuse issues in ALL relationships.  The exhibit opens on September 16 and runs thru October 22, 2022.  The Public is invited to the Opening Reception and short lecture on Sunday, September 18, 2022.  The Rickie Report shares the details, some of Susan’s insightful artwork and resources. PLEASE NOTE:  Images are suitable for the general public and are accompanied by informative texts.

 

 

 

 

 

Sunrise Civic Center Theatre & Gallery

10610 W. Oakland Park Blvd.   Sunrise, FL  33351

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Sunday, September 18, 2022    3 pm

Exhibit runs September 16 – October 22, 2022

For more information and hours:  954.747.4646  

 

 

 

 

“This is How I Feel” focuses on issues of sexual abuse and assault as well as domestic violence.  Along with the widespread impact of the Covid-19 crises, statistics have alarmingly increased and the dialogue has become critical. 

 

 

 

 

Susan Buzzi tells The Rickie Report, “My main objective with this photo documentary is of course, to bring awareness, given my careers in law enforcement, education, counseling and longtime advocacy; however, to deliver the message visually and promote it through the arts – this is the challenge and my distinct honor.  And, every so often, I have the extraordinary opportunity to bring the voices to the surface for everyone to hear.  I’ve provided the facts – the alarming statistics (which are underrepresented due to not originating as domestic-related calls and those that are simply not reported at all) – and I’ve also outlined the warning signs, scenarios, and life-saving contacts. Indeed, I am grateful to the Broward Cultural Division for their support of this project and to the Sunrise Civic Center Gallery for hosting the exhibition”. 

 

 

 

 

 

 

As an arts educator and coach practitioner working with victims of crime, Susan often uses expressive therapies to overcome adversity and to build confidence and trust.  “For this exhibit, I chose the traditional photography format at the onset of my shoots; developed the film by hand in the darkroom; and later often combined digital manipulation in order to distort identities and locations.  With these techniques, I am able to preserve the basic photographic process of capturing specific moments prior to the shutter trip and then create new layers to enhance and extend the imagery.”

 

 

“Trapped” by Susan S. Buzzi

 

 

The actual process of healing through art while addressing the metaphors for the unspeakable and raising awareness, has also become a valuable vehicle and extraordinary opportunity for recovery and social change.  This presentation is dedicated to ALL victims, survivors and their families.  Susan shares, ” Each of these individuals have overcome great suffering, pain, darkness, and disappointment….and now have transitioned to healthier and safer places.  I want to remind them that you are stronger than you know!  I am most grateful to the Broward Cultural Division for support of this important project and to the Sunrise City Center Gallery for welcoming this exhibit. By doing so, you contribute to the social consciousness of our communities.”

 

 

 

These are uncomfortable, yet necessary conversations taking place across the country.  We ALL must learn the warning signs to be observant and vigilant. 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Domestic Violence is commonly perpetrated by men against women; however, females have also been known to exhibit violent behavior against their male partners.  Approximately five percent of males are killed by their intimate partners.  Each year, approximately 500,000 women are physically assaulted or raped by an intimate partner compared to 100,000 men. According to the National Coalition Against Domestic Violence, statistics show 1 in 3 women (35.6%) and 1 in 4 men (28.5%) will experience rape, physical violence or stalking in their lifetime.

 

 

 

Rape is primarily perpetrated by men, while women engage in other forms of violence against men. 26% of gay men and 37.3% of bisexual men have experienced rape, physical violence, and/or stalking by an intimate partner in their lifetime, in comparison to 29% of heterosexual men. When considering male same sex relationships, studies show approximately 26% of men called the police for assistance after experiencing near-lethal violence.

 

 

 

“Second Thoughts” by Susan S. Buzzi

 

 

Domestic violence and abuse affects our children, teens, elders, both males and females, and our LGBTQIA+ communities.  When counseling victims of crime, assault, stalking and survivors of abuse, I incorporate expressive therapies which often include reflective writing and art programming.  These methods, when combined with traditional treatment, have become invaluable for rehabilitation; they provide a comfortable approach as they relieve anxiety, depression and stress; rebuilds confidence and self-image; calms fears; and encourages the expression of feelings.

 

 

 

Susan sees herself as a social barometer with the goal to achieve “a consciousness” for the viewer. She says, “I think of art as a powerful tool with the potential to heal, protect, inspire, motivate, reveal, and impassion us all. Opening the imagination and encouraging it to soar creates avenues for participation; and surely, strengthening participation leads to commitment in everything we do”.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

LGBTQIA+ individuals are found to be far more vulnerable and at risk to domestic violence and abuse than those engaged in heterosexual relationships. Reasons often include lack of reporting incidents and skewed statistics; fear of retaliation from their partner; judgement; and embarrassment in the community. Most recent statistics show that 43.8% of lesbian women and 61.1% of bisexual women have experienced rape, physical violence, and/ or stalking by an intimate partner at some point in their lifetime; as opposed to 35% of heterosexual women.  (Human Rights Campaign Foundation, 2020)

 

 

“As an artist and educator, I feel it is my responsibility to create meaningful dialogue in what I do, and always to provide integrity and authenticity. The opportunity to strive to preserve our humanity, conquer adversity, and foster an appreciation and understanding for, and through the arts, is my privilege”.  Buzzi will also be presenting work to the Broward Commission in October and accepting a Proclamation for National Domestic Violence Month as a member of the Broward Commission on the Status of Women.

 

Additional services, including alternative medicine and holistic approaches/treatments, need to be made more available for everyone – without stigma or shame –  to ensure safe transitions and referrals for shelter and medical and legal services.  It must be a unified approach: combining education, wellness and healthcare, the law and social services, and most importantly, our communities that will begin the process of healing ….

 

 

In September of 2021, Congress passed the National Suicide Hotline Designation Act which launched this past July in Broward County.  “988” is now available to those in crisis or experiencing emotional distress for intervention and assistance. 

 

 

 

 

 

 

For more information about this exhibit contact Sunrise Center Theatre Box Office   954.747.4646

 

 

 

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City Of Highland Beach Presents “Wild + Color” Exhibition Featuring Conservation Photographer Phoenix And Abstract Expressionism Artist Fran Mann Goodman. Opening Reception Is Thursday, July 28 With Additional Free Workshops Throughout The Exhibit Period

The City of Highland Beach presents Wild+ColorExhibition with two Award-Winning Artists: Conservation Photographer Phoenix and Abstract Expressionism Artist Fran Mann Goodman. Meet the artists who practice totally different mediums of the visual arts at the Opening Reception is on Thursday, July 28The Highland Beach Library and Highland Beach Town Hall, FL showcase this stunning duet exhibit that captures the soul of wildlife and nature and the soul of layered textures of colors as seen through their eyes. This exhibit is open now – September 26, 2022. The Rickie Report shares the details and some sneak peeks.  Be sure to sign up for the Free Photography Workshop on Thursday, August 4 and the Free Abstract Expressionism Painting Workshop on Thursday, September 15.

 

 

 

Meet the Artists reception:

 

 

Thursday, July 28        5-7 pm

 

 

Highland Beach Library      

3618 S. Ocean Boulevard     Highland Beach FL 33487

 

&

 

Highland Beach Town Hall  

3614 S. Ocean Boulevard       Highland Beach FL 33487

 

For more information, please contact the library at (561) 278-5455 or the artists (see info below).

 

 

 

From photographs of the majesty and frailty of Florida’s Everglades and South Florida to moody, emotional abstract paintings, both artists have come together to touch the hearts of viewers and inspire them to love and respect our essential environment and ourselves.

 

 

 

 

 

Take Your Photography to the Next Level

for Beginners to Advanced by Phoenix

 

 

Thursday,  Aug 4th     5:30 – 6: 30  pm

 

 

 

Painting a Picture of Abstract Expressionism 

with Fran Mann Goodman

 

 

 

Thursday, September 15th   5:30 – 6:30 PM 

 

 

 

Exhibit on display July 15 – September 26, 2022

 

 

 

 

“With this unique exhibition we are inviting viewers to connect with the beauty and power captured in each of Phoenix’s and Fran’s art works.

~ Suzi Hayes, Event Coordinator, Highland Beach Library

 

 

 

 

 

“Early Morning Fog” by Phoenix 

 

 

 

Known for her painterly approach to composition, light, color and texture, Phoenix, who only goes by her first name, is an internationally collected, award-winning conservation photographer. She is the recipient of a number of prestigious awards, including: two month-long Artist-In-Residence programs Great Smoky Mountains National Park and Olive Stack Gallery in Ireland. Most recently, Cleveland Clinic Florida acquired 22 large, 24 x 36 inch, limited edition photographs for their permanent collection in the Women’s Center at Weston.  “Reflecting the intersection of art and healing, Phoenix’s fine art photographs of nature transport viewers to a deep meditative place of peace and healing,” said Angelica Guckes, Curator, Cleveland Clinic-Weston.

 

 

 

 

 

 

“Dawn’s Early Light” by Phoenix 

 

 

 

Phoenix established a love of nature and the art of seeing as a child during family vacations to national parks when she stood next to her father who was taking photographs. Although, she taught film-making and photography early in her career she left them for some 20 years. Rising above several “dark nights of the soul” life experiences, she returned to her love of nature and photography in the digital age, developing an exceptional talent and passion to help protect nature and wildlife. And, she has been the beneficiary of the healing power of both.

 

 

 

 

“Grace” by Phoenix 

 

 

With each image, it’s always my intent to raise awareness of endangered and threatened species and habitats that we stand to lose if we are not careful. 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,” said Phoenix.

 

 

 

 

“Pot of Gold” by Fran Mann Goodman

 

 

Fran’s passion for color began when she was five years old, and her parents bought her kit after kit of paint by number sets to “decorate” their walls. Instead of adhering to the “rule” of applying the assigned number of given colors into the tiny spaces, Fran chose her own. She then attached papier-mâché to the painting’s overall design to add dimension.  She was formally trained at Chouinard Art Institute (CAL ARTS) in representational style. After school, due to a childhood trauma with her face, she shifted her interest from painting canvases to women’s faces. At age 21, she was resident makeup artist at a renowned international modeling agency in Toronto. As she did makeover spreads for Canadian magazines and billboards, Fran learned that so many women, even top models, were unhappy with their faces. This led to a 30-year career, passionate about making over women’s attitudes. Combining her unique beauty aesthetics, she designed workshops and support groups in the United States and Canada. The widespread media took notice, earning her national and international recognition. She was featured on talk shows, radio, women’s magazines and other print including The New York Times.

 

 

 

 

 

“Reds” by Fran Mann Goodman

 

 

 

In 2013, Fran returned to painting as an abstract expressionist, preferring to create feeling and emotion over defined images. In this genre, Fran has been known to ‘makeover’ her paintings, ones in juried shows, ones that had won awards. “Like I did with women’s faces, I see new possibilities, and just go for it, she said.  With all my paintings, I meld color with dimension through a complex of textures free from intention, tradition, and norms. Layering devices burns a life force into even the smallest structures. The hues, light, dark, bold, pale, bond with one another and speak their own language. The strokes, obscure, defined, personify sameness and difference and how the two natures work in concert. The applications invite stories and interpretations, said Fran.

 

 

 

“Plaid Dressing” by Fran Mann Goodman

 

 

 

“I approach a canvas with a desire to fuse color with dimension through a complex of textures — free from intention, tradition, and norms. Layering devices burn a life force into even the smallest structures. Infusing the canvas with various mediums —  pastes, gels, sand, pumice, paper towels and acrylic skins – I seek to “marry” the background with the foreground. The strokes, obscure or defined, personify sameness and difference and how the two natures work in concert. My fascination lies in how the colors dance with one another – how they strut and swirl and bend and swing and invite stories and interpretations.”  This exhibit is a potpourri of Fran’s Dance!

 

 

 

Phoenix, Conservation Photographer:

 

 

 

 

Phoenix is an internationally collected, award-winning conservation photographer whose works are in private and corporate collections worldwide. She is the recipient of a number prestigious awards, including: 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, 22 solo exhibits. She serves on Public Art and Placement Advisory Board, City of Fort Lauderdale and the Citizen Review Panel for Broward Cultural Division, Broward County. Her works have graced national magazine covers and been featured in newspapers, magazines and blog posts worldwide. The immediate past president of the National League of American Pen Women-Fort Lauderdale for the past six years, she currently serves as Art and Scholarship Chair. A native Miamian, Phoenix lives and works in Fort Lauderdale, Florida. She is represented by the Collector’s Gallery in Venice, FL. When not traveling, Phoenix calls the Everglades her studio where she can be found teaching individual and small group photography classes and workshops.

 

For more information or to see Phoenix’ artwork:

 

 

 

 

 

 

www.PhotographsByPhoenix.com

info@PhotographsByPhoenix.com

IG: @PhoenixSpiritdiva

FB: @Phoenix.Spiritdiva

T: @Spiritdiva

YT: Phoenix SpiritDiva:   https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCrN6fTMKO8FqVqSmkGzBF1A

 

 

 

 

Fran Mann Goodman, Abstract Expressionist:

 

 

 

 

Fran’s paintings have been exhibited in over 30 galleries in New Jersey, the Chelsea district of Manhattan and Southern Florida and are in private collection in New York, Florida, Toronto, and Hollywood, California. She is a Signature Artist of the Boca Art Museum, the Art Education Fund Chair of the Delray Art League, the exhibition coordinator of the National Association of Women Artists for the Florida Chapter and the co-chair of the Art Program for the Boca Raton Branch of the National League of American Pen Women. A former instructor at Old School Square’s Creative Art School in Delray Beach, she holds online classes and runs workshops on abstract expressionism for beginners and professional artists. Recently her article “Putting the Wow Factor Into Your Paintings with Acrylic Skins” was featured in The National Association of Women Artists’ Magazine. 

 

 

For more information about classes or to see Fran’s artwork:

www.franmanngoodman.com

franspaintbox@yahoo.com

IG:  https://www.instagram.com/annmannart/

FB:  https://www.facebook.com/fran.manngoodman

LT: @link/annmannart  

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Enjoy This Video:

Art in Conversation With Farrin and Fran Mann Goodman

 

 

 

 

 

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Yochi Yakir-Avin’s “The Memory Catcher” At Sunrise Civic Center Gallery Gives Her Memories New Meaning. Share Your Memories And Be Part Of This Extraodinary Art Experience

The Sunrise Civic Center Gallery presents Yochi Yakir-Avin‘s “The Memory Catcher” with an Artist Talk on Saturday, July 16 followed by the Opening Reception on Saturday, July 23.  Another Artist Talk will be held on Saturday, July 30.  This is sponsored by the Broward County Cultural Division. Many pieces carry a QR video and audio code, which the viewers are encouraged to scan to enjoy the complete experience.  This extraordinary exhibit will also include a photo of YOUR favorite childhood memory or toy! Find out how to get involved by reading this article, seeing some sneak peeks, and getting all of the details.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Sunrise Civic Center Art Gallery

10610 W Oakland Park Blvd.     Sunrise, FL 33351

 

 

Opening    Reception: 

 

 

Saturday, July 23

6-9 PM

 

 

 

 

The    Artist    Talks:

 

 

Saturday, July 16

and

Saturday, July 30

 

12-3 PM

 

 

For Gallery days and hours:

 

https://www.artscalendar.com/event/the-memory-catcher-the-art-of-yochi-yakir-avin/

 

 

The dates for the exhibition are  July 15 – August 2, 2022

 

The exhibition was made possible, with the support from the Broward County Cultural Division

 

 

Send me a photo of your favorite or most important childhood toy so can include your photos next to my work at the exhibition.

Email : yochiy@gmail.com

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

“Time and memory are the main topics of my investigation and of the idea that our personal and collective memories are flexible and can be shaped over time” ~ Yochi Yakir-Avin

 

 

Many pieces show a QR video and audio code, which the viewers are encouraged to scan to enjoy the complete experience.

 

 

 

 

Yochi Yakir-Avin tells The Rickie Report, ” I started working on The Memory Project three years ago. At the time I did not know that it would become such an important part of my practice, and most certainly I didn’t understand I have so much to express and elaborate on. One thing led to the other, and The memory project is now in its 4th phase, with “THE MEMORY CATCHER”, displayed here, at the Sunrise Civic Center Art Gallery”.

 

 

 

She goes on to explain, “Time and memory are the main topics of my investigation and of the idea that our personal and collective memories are flexible and can be shaped over time.  The complexity and intricate texture of ancestral and family relationships, through fragmented memory, are at the center of my investigation”.

 

 

 

 

“Bonnet” by Yochi Yakir-Avin

 

 

Yochi created and rebuild from a repository of old archive family images, which were bitten by the teeth of time, while creating a renewed closeness to her fathers and family members, some of whom she did not know at all. “The choice of cardboard in my work comes to emphasize instability, temporality, and vulnerability and to illustrate that changes are easier to make when carrying less cargo. The temporality of material and image is even more pronounced with the choice of the sheer engraving on the boxes”.

 

 

 

“With the same intention I use paper in flimsy origami paper houses made from my birth certificate, or the usage of brown paper for big drawings. When working with image transfer, I was attracted to the imperfect results it gave me that resonated so well with the imperfection of memories.  In some of my work, like in the light boxes, I want to examine only the essential, and I eliminate details or environment, and concentrate on what is left, that is meaningful to me. Those pieces are “framed” in cardboard boxes to create kind of a dim room into which the viewer can peek, with a sense of a glimpse into a private place”.

 

 

 

 

“Knight” by Yochi-Yakir-Avin

 

 

 

Born in Poland and based in South Florida since 2014, Yochi Yakir-Avin is an award-winning figurative artist. Simultaneously American and Israeli, Yakir-Avin studied fine arts in Israel and Italy and has exhibited internationally in Italy, France, Israel and the USA.  Her work has been published and exhibited internationally.

 

With a focus on representation, Yakir-Avin’s works are portraits and still life painted in oil on canvas and wood. She portrays ordinary people with a variety of social backgrounds, to collect the feeling of the present moment, by touching on human experiences. She also creates mixed media wall sculptures, as well as intricate transfer pieces on paper and wood, and installations.

 

 

 

 

“Family”  by Yochi-Yakir-Avin

 

 

 

Conveyed via a masterfully limited palette, her subjects are framed against swathes of monochromatic color and emphasize notions of mood, place and implied narrative. Within her intimate mixed media pieces on paper and wood, the artist draws creative inspiration from her past and allows her memories to weave together to drive her practice forward. Through a tangible sense of vulnerability embedded in each of her works, the artist aims to offer hope, and striving to bring her personal point of view and to create meaningful engaging experiences that will resonate with others.

 

 

 

For more information about this exhibit or Yochi’s artwork:

 

 

For gallery days and hours here’s the link:

 

https://www.artscalendar.com/event/the-memory-catcher-the-art-of-yochi-yakir-avin/

http://www.facebook.com/yochiyakir

https://wwww.instagram.com/yochiyakiravin

Website: https://www.yochiyakiravin.com

*Subscribe to my newsletter: http://www.yochiyakiravin.com/email-newsletter

 

 

 

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Thank you SO very much, and please let me know if you need anything else.

Warm Regards,

Yochi

Yochi Yakir-Avin
Visual Artist
Tel. +1-786-586-0732

 

 

 

 

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Charlotte J. Burrie Community Center Presents “An Intimate Evening Of Great Art And Great Conversation” With American Pen Women Ft. Lauderdale Chapter Wednesday, May 4

On Wednesday, May 4, 2022, the Charlotte J. Burrie Community Center hosts a free, intimate evening of Great Art and Great Conversation with six nationally and internationally award-winning and collected fine artists from the National League of American Pen Women – Fort Lauderdale Branch. 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. The Rickie Report shares the details and some sneak peeks.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

ART      NIGHT      at    the     BURRIE

 

 

Wednesday, May 4, 2022

7   –   9  pm

 

 

Open to the Public

 

 

This is a FREE Event, however, guests are ENCOURAGED to REGISTER

 

 

Charlotte J. Burrie  Community  Center

2669 N Federal  Highway     Pompano  Beach, FL 33064

 

 

 

MEET      THE      ARTISTS:

 

 

 

 

Kirsten Hines:

 

 

“Sunset Heron” by Kirsten Hines

 

 

 

Kirsten Hines is an award-winning author and wildlife photographer with a master’s degree in biology. Her writing and photography have appeared in several publications, including six books. Kirsten’s images have also been featured in photography showcases, public art programs, and in regional, national, and international exhibitions. www.KirstenHines.com.

 

 

 

 

M. Christine Landis:

 

 

“Harmonizing on Catalina” by Chris Landis

 

 

A self-taught artist and muralist Chris Landis’ watercolors have been recognized both local and nationally. With high attention to detail that typically incorporates many layers, her goal is to capture a sense of peace and contentment in her paintings. A teacher at heart, she publishes YouTube videos as well as presents nationally live virtual demonstrations on how to draw and paint a variety of subjects. www.MChristineLandis.com/

 

 

 

 

Phoenix:

 

 

“Resting Rosie” by Phoenix 

 

 

Internationally collected, award-winning conservation photographer Phoenix is the recipient of two month-long Artist-In-Residence programs – Great Smoky Mountains National Park and Olive Stack Gallery in Ireland and nine public art awards. The featured artist for the first Endangered Exhibit – United Kingdom she serves on the Public Art and Placement Advisory Board, City of Fort Lauderdale. Her works have graced national magazine covers and been featured in newspaper and magazines worldwide. www.PhotographsByPhoenix.com

 

 

 

Pauline Runkle:

 

 

“Mekong River Boat” by Pauline Runkle

 

 

A painter and lecturer, Pauline Runkle’s soul is grounded in nurturing the earth.  It all started with her design business, Floral Artistry, which gave her the privilege of lecturing at major museums in the United States as well as working for PBS as the set designer for John Williams and the Boston Pops. Her own garden is included in the Archives of American Gardens at the Smithsonian Institute. Pauline’s goal is to inspire and share her passion for life – the environment, travel and worldwide studies – through creative artistry. www.PaulineRunkleFineArt.com

 

 

Donna Sallee:

 

 

“Beauty and the Bee” by Donna Sallee

 

 

 Known for her elaborate and colorful murals and paintings, Donna Sallee’s several thousand commissions beautify palatial homes in South Florida as well as across American and Europe and mega-yachts on the high seas. Working across mediums in oil, pastels and acrylics, her local credits include the art at Aruba Beach Café, the lobby of the High Noon Hotel in Lauderdale-by-the-Sea; and a major artistic role in the restoration of 4 stories and the ceiling of the historic Olympia Theater at the Gusman Center for the Performing Arts in Miami. www.ArtByDonnaSallee.com

 

 

 

 

 Tammy Seymour:

 

 

“Lucinda” by Tammy Seymour

 

 

 

Tammy Seymour is a multi-awarded and exhibited artist, who expresses the WET and WILD experiences of nature in  watercolors, acrylics and gouache. She is inspired by nature’s color and beauty. Personal dedication to environmental conservation is a very strong element in her work. This led her to initially paint turtles as a major subject matter and become known as the “Turtle Lady”. Her love and fascination of wildlife inspired her to paint colorful birds of Florida and majestic animals of Africa. www.tamaraseymour.com

 

 

 

 

 

For More on National League of American Pen Women – Fort Lauderdale Branch: www.lauderdalepenwomen.wixsite.com/nlapw

 

 

 

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 most of the past two years due to COVID-19. It is re-opened now offering a variety of programming, including: yoga, fitness, karate, dance 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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Business For The Arts Of Broward (BFA) Announces Open Call To Artists For Art & Stroll Event On May 19. Deadline To Apply Is April 1, 2022. Also Open To Non Broward County Artists

Business for the Arts of Broward (BFA) is seeking entries from established and emerging artists for its 4th Annual ART + STROLL event. The event presented by BBX Capital takes place on Thursday, May 19, in downtown Fort Lauderdale in the lobbies of buildings 401, 301 and 201 E. Las Olas Blvd. Cash prizes totaling $5,000 will be awarded to artists. Art Patrons who participate include key business community members.  The call is also open to non-Broward County residents. Deadline to apply: Friday, April 1, 2022.  The Rickie Report shares the details here.

 

 

 

 

 

 

Business   for   the   Arts   of   Broward

 

 

 

Announces

 

 

 

 

Open Call to Artists

 

 

 

4th   Annual   Art   +   Stroll   Event

Thursday, May 19, 2022

 

 

5:30   to   7:30   pm

 

 

 

Location:

 

 

Downtown Fort Lauderdale

 

In the lobbies of buildings 401, 301 and 201 E. Las Olas Blvd.

 

 

 

BFA will accept 2D work, no larger than 60” wide by 60” high, and 3D art such as sculpture, ceramics, fashion or any other free-standing artwork. Accepted artists will be responsible for providing pedestal(s) to display their work and will have to deliver and set up the art themselves.

 

 

The theme and medium are open, including but not limited to photography, painting, drawing, printmaking, paper art, fiber art, wood, clay, metal, glass, sculpture, fashion, mixed media and NFTs. Works should not exceed 30 lbs.

 

 

The fee to enter is $30 and artists will be allowed to submit up to two entries that they have personally created. Works selected are based on originality, creativity, craftsmanship and artistic distinction.

 

 

 

All work(s) must be submitted as a 300 dpi jpeg(s) via online submission at bfabroward.org/programs/art-stroll/art-stroll-artist-entry-form. Each digital jpeg file of the submitted work must be included in the ART + STROLL artist’s online entry form with artist’s name and title. 

 

 

 

The deadline to submit is Friday, April 1 by midnight.

 

 

Accepted artists will be notified by April 15 and receive one complimentary VIP ticket to the event gaining access to the food and beverage areas in each lobby.

 

Accepted works may be used for marketing purposes, and the artists will have the opportunity to showcase and sell their work to attendees from the business community and key sponsors. Cash prizes totaling $5,000 will be awarded to artists as follows: 1st place $3,500, 2nd place $1,000 and people’s choice $500. Artists will also be responsible for the delivery of their work to the buyer(s), if sold, and BFA keeps 25% commission on any sold artwork.

 

 

For additional information, visit bfabroward.org/programs/art-stroll/art-stroll-call-to-artists-2-2/ or bfabroward.org/programs/art-stroll and click on “call to artists.”

 

 

 

All artists must fill in the entry form to be considered.

 

 

 

About Business for the Arts of Broward:

Business for the Arts of Broward is a not-for-profit 501(c)(3) engaging businesses and business leaders to advocate and educate about the importance of the County’s art and cultural community as well as to recognize the connection between cultural vitality, creative success, and economic development. To learn more visit www.Facebook.com/BFABroward or www.bfabroward.org.

 

 

 

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Ft. Lauderdale Branch Of Pen Women Open Call To Women Artists For All Media Juried Exhibit At Skolnick Community Center. Public Reception February 11 At Herb Skolnick Community Center In Pompano Beach

The Fort Lauderdale Branch of National League of American Pen Women shares a Call for Women Artists for a juried exhibition of all media. The Exhibit takes place at the Herb Skolnick Community Center in Pompano Beach, FL with an Awards Luncheon on Friday, February 11. The Rickie Report shares the details and invites women artists to apply! We urge art patrons to visit the exhibit, which runs February 3 through March 2, 2022.  Apply NOW until January 28!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

CALL    FOR    WOMEN    ARTISTS

ALL MEDIA & FINE ARTS JURIED EXHIBITION

 

 

 

Monetary Awards and Ribbons will be Awarded

 

Juror: Jill Brown, Executive Director,

Coral Springs Museum of Art

 

ENTRY:

 

 

 

Public Is Invited To View The Exhibition:

February 3 through March 1, 2022

 

 

 

 

1st Place Winner 2021 “Contemplation” by Judy Nunno

 

 

 

Now through Friday, January 28

Cost: $25 Members/Patrons; $30 Non-Members

(2 pieces)

 

ELIGIBLE   WORK:   ( NO   THEME )

 

 

2 & 3 Dimensional Art/Photography/Sculpture: Upon entering this exhibit, you are certifying that this work is an original, not a copy of another artist’s work or a copy of any photograph not taken by you, this work has not been entered before in this annual show, this work was done by only one artist and completed within the last FOUR years.

 

 

ORIGINAL ARTWORK ONLY! NO PRINTS OR GICLEES!

 

 

 

 

2nd Place Winner 2021 “Blooming” by Fran Goodman

 

The sale of artwork is between the artist and the buyer ONLY.

 

ELIGIBLE ARTISTS:

 

Pen Women Members and Patrons. Women Non-Members and Patrons are invited to enter up to 2 pieces of art and are limited to participation in two of these Annual Juried Exhibits. This show is our way to introduce local women artists to the Fort Lauderdale Branch of the NLAPW.

 

ENTRY GUIDELINES:

Deadline for receiving the entry form in Prospectus and
entry fee check is Friday, January 28, 2022.

Mail to:

NLAPW, 651 Village Drive, #802, Pompano Beach, FL 33060

Questions: 954-980-3475:   jjpompano@aol.com

No changes can be made after entry is received.

No refunds will be made.

 

 

Conditions and Liabilities: The submission of entries to this competition shall constitute an agreement on the part of the artist to the terms and conditions as set forth in this prospectus. Pen Women reserves the right to use photographs for publicity and promotion.

 

 

 

3rd Place Winner 2021 “Shimmering Feathers” by Donna Sallee

 

 

MONETARY AWARDS:

 

A major entry portion of the proceeds will be awarded to 1st, 2nd and 3rd places. Honorable Mentions will receive ribbons. A minimum of 10 percent of profit will support the Pen Women Scholarship Fund.

 

 

 

AWARDS  Presentation  and  LUNCHEON:

Friday, February 11, 2022

11:30 am

 Herb Skolnick Community Center

800 SW 36th Ave.    Pompano Beach, FL 33069

Catered by Anthony’s Coal Fired Pizza

 

 

Luncheon reservation checks, $30 each

Pay by Zelle, email: penwomenftl@gmail.com OR Send Check by Feb 8th to:

Tammy Seymour

629 Riviera Isle  Ft. Lauderdale, FL 33301

 

 

About the National League of American Pen Women:

 

Since its founding in 1897 by Marian Longfellow O’Donoghue, Henry Longfellow’s niece, the League seeks to create progression and advancement in visual arts, literary work, and musical composition. As the oldest and largest women’s arts organization, members share their creativity in a number of ways, including workshops, exhibitions, discussion groups, performances, demonstrations and lectures, fostering networking and friendships among members, while maintaining a high, broad standard of work, effort and strength that comes from the union.

Many of our artists teach in the South Florida area; many are award-winning artists. All are passionate about encouraging talented young women to pursue their college arts education degrees and raise funds each year to award three $1,500 Achievement Awards to Broward College Women.

 

 

Visit:

lauderdalepenwomen.wixsite.com/nlapw

Facebook.com/nlapwftl/

For additional information please call 954-288-7972

 

 

 

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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

 

 

 

 

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