2nd Street Art’s Opening Reception On Friday, April 16 Features Original Creations From 12 Artists. Put Your Name In For The Special Rickie Report Reader’s Free Raffle Drawing

Where should you look first at 2nd Street Art in Fort Pierce?  We’re not sure, but The Rickie Report knows there is a lot to look at!  The Friday Art Walk on April 16, offers you a glimpse of what Janet Bird Fuller and Diane Concepcion, co-owners of 2nd Street Art, offer. Check the schedule for Third Thursday (Ladies Night) as a different artist teaches a new project each month. 2nd Street Art has a classroom with a full line-up of instruction in mosaics, stained glass, painting lessons and mixed media collage. The Gallery of 12 artists has cards, jewelry and magnets for souvenir and gift shoppers.  Special Announcement: For April’s Art Walk, the Gallery invites Rickie Report readers to enter in a raffle for a painting by Joe Young, who will be joining the Gallery as the Featured Artist at the May Art Walk (May 21). April’s Art Walk includes ‘Spring Cleaning’ as the artists will provide a selection of art at reduced prices! Help make way for new art!  The Rickie Report shares the details and a sneak peek from each of the artists.

 

 

 

FRIDAY     ART    WALK:

FRIDAY, APRIL 16

5 – 8 PM

Put your name in for Joe Young’s art raffle

Special  April Art  Sale!

 

 

 131 B 2nd Street    Fort Pierce, FL

GALLERY HOURS:  Tuesday thru Saturday 11 am – 5 pm

(and often opens on Sunday Noon  -4 pm)

 

 

FaceBook.com/2ndStreet Art  

Instagram @2ndStreetartfp  

 

 

Call:      772.519.3760    or    732.804.4715

 

 

 

 

 

Janet Bird Fuller and Diane Concepcion, co-owners of 2nd Street Art feature the work of local artists in vibrant downtown Ft Pierce. They exhibit a carefully curated mix of highly talented artists who excel in many mediums.  What can you see?  A former mouse track that looks like a mouse; collage artwork using clock faces; stained glass lamps and wall hangings; bon-mots created with mixed media collage; mosaics of all sizes; original works of art painted in acrylics and in oils; small gift items; and so much more!  

 

 

MEET   THE   ARTISTS:

 

 

 

Danielle Biglin

 

Painting by Danielle Biglin

 

This South Florida artist has evolved her painting from watercolor landscapes to oil and gouache. Danielle Biglin now paints portraits and mundane items such as sardines, bananas and her morning cup of coffee, bringing life the ordinary.

 

 

David Bolinsky

 

 

Painting by Dave Bolinsky

 

An Oklahoma native, now a Florida flight instructor paints in oils. David’s topics are the unique local landscape and landmarks, specializing in realism.

 

 

Diane Concepcion

 

 

Commissioned mosaic by Diane Concepcion

 

Diane Concepcion is a mosaic artist who uses glass, tile, china, and other found items to make mosaic art and jewelry.  Whether it is purely for art’s sake or for functionality, she uses a variety of style and techniques in her mosaics.  Diane gives classes at 2nd Street Art and is also available for commissions.

 

 

Patsy Disney 

 

Painting by Patsy Disney

 

Patsy Disney’s multi-media artwork expresses her love of flowers. She uses vintage love letters, maps, books and other ephemera with delightful results.

 

 

Janet Bird Fuller

 

 

“Off The Hook” Steam Punk creation with recycled materials by Janet Bird Fuller

 

Janet Bird Fuller is a 3D, steam punk & industrial assemblage artist who creates all of her work from found objects  and reclaimed material (often found in curbside trash).  Her specialty is STEAMPUNK, a form of Victorian science fiction and fantasy that speculates, “What would the past look like if the future had happened sooner?”  It involves contraptions constructed from lots of gears, gadgets and gizmos.

 

 

Laura Kinnemon 

 

Collage using watch faces and other memorabilia by Laura Kinnemon

 

 

Working in collage and assemblage, Laura Kinnemon’s take on portraits and animals, using found items in such a different way, is unique. Each individual item tells a story, and contributes to the final piece.

 

Teala Krapfl 

 

 

“El Guacamole” by Teala Krapfl

 

 

Teala Krapfl paints in oils and also draws using graphite on paper. She tries to bring a nostalgic feel to her art, to give the a sense that her characters have lived. They feel familiar and inviting, but there’s some room left for the viewer to fill in their story.

 

Yolanda Luce

 

 

Scene painted by Yolanda Luce

 

 

Yolanda Luce’s art is driven by her faith, her family and love of photography, music and travel. Each painting is a moment in time, snapped in her mind’s eye.

 

 

Doc McKinney

 

Beach Scene by Doc McKinney

 

Ft. Pierce native, Doc, tells the story of his life (car racing, surfing) and of his town. The beach, the racetrack, his travels and the history of Ft Pierce are all elegantly portrayed in his paintings.

 

 

 

Sheila Parcell

 

Artwork by Sheila Parcell

 

 

Sheila Parcell is a native Floridian, who uses mixed media to reflect her deep faith in honoring the messy nature of being human and being woman. Her intent is to use her art (and humor) to lift women up.

 

 

 

Rita Polizzi

 

Painting on board by Rita Polizzi

 

 

Rita Polizzi is an acrylic painter who captures the tropical landscapes and diverse wildlife of the Treasure Coast. Working both on canvas and reclaimed wood, her paintings have a realistic style with a hint of whimsy.

 

 

 

Diane Stark Kennedy

 

 

 

Stained Glass Objects by Diane Stark Kennedy

 

Diane Stark Kennedy creates original design glass panels, lamps, suncatchers and boxes. She is ‘Naturally Inspired’ (the apropos name of her business) by the wealth of sea life and wildlife in Florida.

 

 

 

Lora Yakimov

 

 

Sculpture by Lora Yakimov

 

 

Lora Yakimov casts and welds pewter sea life into 3-D freestanding and wall sculptures. The transparency of her unique fossil figures symbolize the twin truths of outer decay and simultaneous inner renewal. “…for the things which are seen are temporal, but the unseen is eternal”

 

“Balloons in Water” by Lori Yakimov

 

Lora Yakimov uses the symbolism of playful balloons as a metaphor for life (fragile transparent spheres filled with breath, water, light and color)

 

 

 

 

For more information:

The 2nd Street Gallery

131 B 2nd Street    Fort Pierce, FL

Open Tuesday thru Saturday 11-5 pm

(and often opens on Sunday 12-4 pm)

FaceBook.com/2ndStreet Art 

and on Instagram @2ndStreetartfp  

CALL:    772.519.3760    or    732.804.4715

 

 

 

 

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17019 SW Sapri Way   Port St. Lucie, FL 34986

Danuta Rothschild And Janis Clary Announce Opening Of D&J Art Studio In Stuart. Public Opening Reception Friday, April 16

Danuta Rothschild and Janis Clary announce the opening of D&J Art Studio in Stuart, FL.  In addition to their own masterpieces, they will offer Sip & Paint events, Mixed Media with acrylic classes, Charcoal & Pastel classes and Vision Board Workshops.  The public is welcome to the Opening Reception on Friday, April 16, 2021 (please RSVP).  The Studio remains Open by Appointment, where art lovers can browse varied artworks and can also discuss commissions.  The Rickie Report shares the details here.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Friday, April 16, 2021

5:30 – 7:30 pm

PLEASE  RSVP:  843.283.7740

 

 

3832 SE Dixie Highway    Stuart, FL 34997

 

 

Studio Visits by Appointment

 

 

 

 

 

MEET    THE    ARTISTS:

 

 

Janis Clary (Oehlschlager) and Danuta Rothschild

 

 

 

Janis Clary (Oehlschlager) tells The Rickie Report, “From childhood, the difference was evident: Just as Andrew Wyeth found a certain joy, mystery, and fulfillment in the subtleties of white, black, sepia, and brown tones, I discovered COLOR – all colors and every color! In the first grade, my teacher handed me the first “big box” of crayons I had ever seen, and the picture drawn and colored used every single color in the box – including silver!”

 

 

 

Danuta Rothschild tells The Rickie Report, “While I am creating my art, I step into a space that allows me to connect with the Universe…to tap into the unknown.  My intention is that the viewer will not only see carefully chosen colors, images, shadow and light, but will step with me into the magic of the moment…that they will feel the excitement of unplanned surprised that show up on the canvas.  This is the excitement that fulfills me when I am creating.”

 

 

View of D&J Art Gallery

 

 

Janis is the last of six siblings, born in rural Greenville, SC, so competition was an everyday experience. She says, “If my siblings could do something, or even my mother, there was an absolute need to do it as well – – or better. An artistic mother served as great inspiration for everything art – color, music, style, performance, writing poetry and, finally, drawing and painting!  Serious studies began in my early twenties with private lessons from a highly educated German born artist who taught me the techniques of the Old Masters”.

 

 

 

 

Danuta Rothschild with her paintings (Photo courtesy of Michael Claren)

 

Danuta Rothschild is an internationally known, respected award winning artist.  She was a Featured Artist at the most recent Palm Beach Art Show at the Palm Beach Convention Center (February,2021), and her works are included in “Celebrating 40 Years of Arts4All  Florida”,  a rigorously juried exhibition being shown at the Florida Capitol 22nd Floor Gallery in Tallahassee now through  March 26, 2021.  A native of Poland, she has lived in California and is now located in Stuart, FL.  Danuta’s works have been shown in prestigious museums in Poland, France, Bosnia, and the United States, where she participated in numerous exhibits in CA.  Having appeared in TV shows world wide, she has become an established artist with much respect.  Danuta’s artworks are in public and private collections throughout the world. 

 

 

 

“On the Nest” by Janis Clary

 

In the early 1980’s, Janis discovered a deep passion for painting wildlife. She continues, “This focus allowed me to assign life to each piece through the eyes of my subjects – the window to the very soul within the subject! I come to each canvas open-minded and ready to create the space with wonder and life.  There is a freedom in the flow of paints filling the canvas with the colors of life.  It is my world, my longing to be within the depths of losing myself in the process of bringing my subjects to life. My art takes the viewer on the journey through my eyes, seeing that spark that assigns life, captures its very soul, and explores the mood of the environment”.

 

 

 

Janis Clary (Oehlschlager) with “Black Swan” and “Carman’s Hat”

 

 

Janis’ works drew the attention of collectors and galleries as she participated in exhibitions in Central Florida.  She says, “In 2010, my life changed as I moved to South Carolina and became involved in the world of art there, participating in classes well as private sessions in Pawleys Island, SC and Georgetown, SC where I participated in many shows at the Georgetown Cultural Council. I was featured in a Solo exhibition in Georgetown.  My works are on exhibit in private and corporate collections, both in the United States and internationally.  My medium of choice is oil painting, though acrylic is now gaining momentum”.

 

 

 

 

The scope of Danuta’s artistry is diverse and provocative, as they weave an historical tapestry, including her own take on the Masters.  An artist of considerable stature, Danuta created several series of paintings covering a wide range of subjects.  In her “Art About Art” series, she portrays her favorite painters (Cezanne, Picasso, Rembrandt, Van Gogh, and Modigliani) combining portraits with elements of their well-known works.  Half homage, half subtle mischief, these whimsical paintings reveal more about Danuta to the viewer.  

 

 

 

Artwork by Danuta Rothschild 

 

Danuta’s art provides a sense of social commentary about relevant issues, both spiritual and profound.  It is rare to see the intensity of emotion, scope of subject matter, and true understanding of the human psyche and spirit as she sees it.  Danuta can take soul-wrenching subjects and make them palatable and magical, while allowing us to ask the pertinent questions that moves us to go deeper within ourselves, revealing new understandings.

 

 

 

Danuta Rothschild:

danutastudio.com

danutastudio@yahoo.com

 772.233.6020

 

 

Janis Clary O:

 janisclary.com

janicemcgee@gmail.com  

843.283.7740

 

 

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17019 SW Sapri Way   Port St. Lucie, FL 34986

Martin Artisans Guild April/May Exhibition Opens Thursday, April 1st With Original Artworks From Over Fifteen Artists

The Martin Artisans Guild announces its April 1 – May 22, 2021 Exhibit in a new and temporary location, still within Harbour Bay Plaza in Stuart, FL.  The Free, Opening Reception on Thursday, April 1 will be catered by Cafe Boonma and live music will feature Paul Hamaty. All original artwork will be for sale and will feature over 15 artists using varied media. This exhibit space is the temporary replacement of the original Palm Room across the courtyard, which the Guild has occupied with consecutive exhibits since November of 2019. The Guild is actively looking for a new gallery space to occupy so they may continue to bring quality art exhibits to the Stuart and Martin County communities.  The Rickie Report shares the details and some sneak peeks!

 

 

 

 

 

APRIL/ MAY,  2021    EXHIBITION

 

Opening Reception:

Thursday, April 1

5:30 – 7:30 pm

New Temporary Location next to Cafe Boonma!

Harbour Bay Plaza       3722 SE Ocean Blvd., Stuart, FL  34996

 

 

 

“Morning School” by Craig Dietrich 

 

 

Refreshments by Cafe Boonma

Music by Paul Hamaty

 

 

“Energy” by Lynn Morgan

 

 

Normal Gallery Hours:

12 – 6 pm   Tuesdays through Saturdays until May 22

 

 

 

 

Painting by Torenzo Gann

 

 

 

 

For more information about this exhibit, other events, or membership:

The Martin Artisans Guild

A FLORIDA 501(c)3 NON-PROFIT

The Martin Artisans Guild was created to nurture the production of Fine Art and Craft, increase awareness of local art, facilitate development and networking among Working Artists and create marketing venues for our members.·        

  • To promote Martin County, Florida as a center of art.
  • To provide opportunity for artists to exhibit original work to the public.
  • To develop a sense of shared community and support among artists.
  • To foster the concept that success for one artist benefits all artists.
  • To present Artists’ Open Studios as a venue for purchasing art.

 

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Rickie@therickiereport.com   561-537-0291

17019 SW Sapri Way   Port St. Lucie, FL 34986

 

5th Annual Martin County Open Studio Tour Offers Free Guide To Artists’ Workspaces And Galleries Saturday, March 6 And Sunday, March 7

Meet thirty highly creative regional artists and craftspeople at the 5th Annual Martin County Open Studio Tour (MCOST) on March 6 & 7 , 2021.  This Free event brings art lovers to 21 different studios with a self-guided map. At the studios, watch the artists creating their work, interact with them, learn about how they create and see what materials they use. Some will offer refreshments and special surprises! Don’t miss this opportunity to be a part of the thriving arts scene in Martin County!  Meet the artists, ask questions, explore new venues and see their newest drawings, watercolors, oils, mixed media, sculpture, ceramics, jewelry, and fiber arts that they will be displaying and selling.  The Rickie Report shares the details and some sneak peeks.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

MARTIN    COUNTY    OPEN    STUDIO    TOUR

 

 

MARCH 6 & 7, 2021  

~FREE   To   ATTEND~

 

10 am – 5 pm  each day

MARTIN   COUNTY, FL

 

MCOST.org

 

 

“Day Dream” by Torenzo Gann

 

 

A free tour booklet is provided by the Martin Artisans Guild that lists the artists and their studios with examples of their work.

 

 

 

 

Wearable Art by Jacquelyn Roesch-Sanchez

 

 

Art Explorers can see which artist interests them the most and plan their weekend accordingly.

 

 

Ceramics by Candy Walsh

 

These booklets can be picked up in several local businesses: CourtHouse Cultural Center, Stuart Art Supply, Elliott Museum, Kling Gallery, Wine & Décor, Red Barn Furniture, Palm Room of Harbour Bay Plaza, to name only a few.  You may go to MCOST.org to see a listing of all the studios. Each studio will have extra booklets to give out.

 

 

 

Mark Stall in his photography studio

 

 

 

Laura Kay Darvil in her jewelry studio

 

 

MCOST TOUR  is held in the communities of Martin County including Hobe Sound, Palm City, Port Salerno, Stuart and Jensen Beach.

 


“Simplify Your Life” by Jim and Tess Dirks

 

Don’t miss this chance to discover a treasure of your own!

 

 

 


Mermaid’s Box by Barbara Bucci

 

 

 

The  Artists:

Ed Douglas

Carol Kepp

Barb Bucci

James DeMartis

Laura Kay Whiticar Darvill

Curt Whiticar

Lynne Barletta

Angela Krogen

Barry Greff

Renee Keil

Chris Kling

Sheryl Levine

Lynn Morgan

Sally Pearson

Katie Gianni

Jim Dirks

Diana Rell Dean

Billie-Jo Thomson

Eduardo Gomez

Mark Stall

Skip Hartzell

Cheryl Cote

Mallo Bisset

Candy Walsh

Jacquelyn Roesch-Sanchez

Maria Miele

Dot Galfond

Sue Klahne

Jane Baldridge

Torenzo Gann

 

 

 

For more information:

info@MCOST.org

mcost.org

 

 

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17019 SW Sapri Way   Port St. Lucie, FL 34986

 

Martin County ArtsFest 2021 Formats Offer In Person And At Home Participation February 20 & 21. Virtual Shops Are Now Open

On Saturday, February 20 and Sunday, February 21, ArtsFest 2021 will include live performances including a Saturday feature of A.C.T. Studio‘s rendition of a Midsummer’s Nights Dream, 50+ artist booths, a community glass mosaic project, the Clyde ButcherAmerica’s Everglades” photography exhibition at the Court House Cultural Centerfood trucks and more!  ArtsFest at Home brings the beloved CHOPPED competition to life, hands-on kids projects, and an artist marketplace for browsing and buying.  The Rickie Report shares the details and some sneak peeks.  Volunteers are still needed!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

ArtsFest has been named as one of the top 20 tourist events in the Southeast, for the past 5 years.

 

 

BUY   TICKETS   HERE: 

 

 

Vase by Luis Enrique, Best of Show Winner 2020

 

 

Nancy Turrell, Executive Director of the Martin Arts Foundation tells The Rickie Report,” Treasure Coast residents are sincere and sophisticated lovers of the arts. And when we say “arts” we mean everything in the visual arts, performing arts and culinary arts.  Local residents, as well as visitors, have helped elevate the culture of our entire area”.

 

 

Entertainment by The Cuban Trio

 

 

The Gratitude Steel Band

 

 

 

Located in downtown Stuart, ArtsFest is one of the longest running arts events in the area at 34 years and counting. This year’s ArtsFest will take place at Gazebo Park and East Ocean Boulevard and includes the “Clyde Butcher: America’s Everglades” photography exhibition at the Court House Cultural Center.

 

 

VISIT  Artists At Home Pages:

 

 

 

Back in 1988 when ArtsFest first emerged, the arts were a fledgling component of our community. Today, 34 years later, the arts community is thriving, despite the massive curve ball COVID-19 has thrown at the arts and cultural sector. ArtsFest gives us a chance, each and every year, to show up and demonstrate our support for the arts in Martin County.

 

 

 

 

So if you can’t join us at ArtsFest to show your support in person this year, join us at ArtsFest at Home! On this virtual event site, you can watch performances, check out the culinary arts, make a donation or purchase art from an artist. Together, show our support and solidarity with the goal to keep the arts alive and well.

 

 

See   you   at   ArtsFest!

 

 

For more details:

artsfeststuart.org

 

 

 

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17019 SW Sapri Way   Port St. Lucie, FL 34986

 

Elliott Museum Features Martin Artisans Guild Paintings, Photography, Wearable Art, Sculpture, And Glass As Prelude To Martin County Open Studio Tour. Opening Reception Is Wednesday, February 17

The Elliott Museum will feature the Martin Artisans Guild with a special Exhibit and Preview of the Martin County Open Studio Tour.  The public is invited to the Wednesday, February 17 Opening Reception.  Paul Hamaty will entertain at the piano as guests enjoy light bites and a cash bar, while meeting the artists.  The Rickie Report shares the details and some sneak peeks.  Remember to save the dates for the Martin County Open Studio Tour March 6-7, 2021.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Wednesday, February 17

5:30 to 7:30 PM

There will be $5.00 admission for all guests

 


“Wildflower” by Dot Galfond

 

Elliott Museum

825 N.E. Ocean Blvd.   Stuart, FL

Call us for any questions at 772.225.1961

 

 

“Please Yield For Pedestrians” by Katie Gianni

 

 

 

As you walk through two galleries, enjoy the piano tunes of Paul Hamaty, three Cash Bars and Food Stations.   Meet the artists who will be participating in the upcoming Martin County Open Studio Tour, browse and buy original works of art including paintings, photography, sculpture, pastels, art-to-wear, one-of-a-kind jewelry pieces, unique glass works, and much more!  The PDS Cafe will also be open.

 

 

“Sante Fe” by Sheryl Levine

 

 

 

About The  2021 Martin County Open Studio Tour:

Saturday & Sunday,  March 6 – 7, 2021

 

Once a year, the best artists in Martin County open their studios to the public and give you the opportunity to see the creative process in person!  We will provide a map to the artists’ studios, and you can visit as many of them as you would like. At the studios, you will be able to watch the artists creating their work, interact with them, learn about how they create and see their setup and materials. Some of the studios will be offering refreshments and special surprises. Don’t miss this opportunity to be a part of the thriving arts scene in Martin County!

 

“The Elliott” by Laura Kay Darvill

 

Go to the 2021 Tour Artists page to see the names and website links for the artists you can visit on the tour.

 

 

 

For more information about this event, the Open Studio Tour, or membership:

 

mcost.org

 

 

 

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17019 SW Sapri Way   Port St. Lucie, FL 34986

 

Martin Artisans Guild Announces Their Monthly Exhibition And Reception On February 3rd At The Palm Room In Harbour Bay Plaza

The Martin Artisans Guild announces their February Exhibition and Reception at the Palm Room in Harbour Bay Plaza.  The Opening Reception takes place on Wednesday, February 3, 2021 and includes refreshments and a chance to meet the artists.  The Featured Artists include: Cheryl Coté, Carol Kepp, Maria Grace Miele, Martha Quigley, and Laura Kay Whiticar.  The Rickie Report shares the details, some sneak peeks, and an introduction to the artists. Masks will be available and Phase 2 distancing guidelines will be followed. All artwork is for sale.  

 

 

 

 

 

 

FEBRUARY,  2021    EXHIBITION

 

Opening Reception:

 

 

Wednesday, February 3

 

 

 

5:30 – 7:30 pm

 

 

The Palm Room

 3778 SE Ocean Blvd    Stuart, FL  

Offering individual hors d’ oeuvre servings and Cash bar

 

 

Our exhibit area is 3300 square feet for safe distance art viewing

 

 

GALLERY HOURS:   Wednesday  – Saturday  12 – 6 pm

Exhibit runs February 3rd thru 27th

 

 

 

 

 

M  E  E  T         T  H  E         A  R  T  I  S  T  S:

 

 

CHERYL    COTÉ

 

 

Original artwork by Cheryl Coté

 

 

Cheryl Coté is a prolific contemporary artist who lost her right eye to cancer when she was 6 months old. In 2010 Cheryl lost a portion of her vision in her right eye from retinal edema. She is currently under the care of a retinal oncologist. She has recently found a way to return to her passion, art! Each creation is an original and she hopes they encourage others struggling to overcome challenges.

 

 

 

LAURA   KAY   WHITICAR

 

 

“Why Can’t We Get Along Like The Fish” Necklace by Laura Kay Whiticar

 

 

 

 

Laura Kay Whiticar’s artistic journey began about ten years ago on a cruise ship. After a career in mathematics she began traveling and collecting beads, pearls, gemstones, coins, crystals, beach coral, shells and sea glass during her travels. She loves to incorporate these personal found treasures into her work which uses fine silver, sterling silver and 14K jewelers gold. She loves taking workshops and is continually expanding her repertoire.

 

 

MARTHA  QUIGLEY

 

 

 

Original art by Martha Quigley

 

 

Martha Quigley finds inspiration in the colors of the ocean and all things nautical. She also enjoys capturing the personality by detailing the eyes and expression of animals she paints. She loves working in oils with their unmatched luminosity as well as exploring color, light and shadow within the context of repetitive or iconic shapes. 

 

 

MARIA  G.  MIELE

 

 

“Palm Effects” by Maria G. Miele

 

 

Maria G. Miele’s work captures and interprets natural environments in an expression of color and minimal composition and a variety of subject matter. Inspiration is in the form of life, pop culture, people, bold composition and interpretive abstracts and whatever moves her in the moment to create a piece of art.

 

 

CAROL  KEPP

 

 

 

Original artwork by Carol Kepp

 

 

Carol Kepp’s passion is painting the blue green water of our ocean. I love the changing colors as the day goes on. Painting with oil has been my media for many years. It gives me rich colors for shadows and soft colors for sun light. Blue skies, blue green water with white fluffy clouds gives a sense of peace. The movement of the water rushing to shore can give a feeling of calm or give energy. The splash on the rocks with sun light thru it give a beautiful sparkle.

 

 

 

 

 

 

For more information about this exhibit, other events, or membership:

The Martin Artisans Guild

A FLORIDA 501(c)3 NON-PROFIT

The Martin Artisans Guild was created to nurture the production of Fine Art and Craft, increase awareness of local art, facilitate development and networking among Working Artists and create marketing venues for our members.·        

  • To promote Martin County, Florida as a center of art.
  • To provide opportunity for artists to exhibit original work to the public.
  • To develop a sense of shared community and support among artists.
  • To foster the concept that success for one artist benefits all artists.
  • To present Artists’ Open Studios as a venue for purchasing art.

 

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

Rickie Leiter, Publisher

Rickie@therickiereport.com   561-537-0291

17019 SW Sapri Way   Port St. Lucie, FL 34986

Clyde Butcher’s “American Everglades” Exhibit Evokes The Beauty Surrounding Us. Arts Council Of Martin County Honors This Photographic Visionary Now Through March 13.

One of the country’s most honored photographers, Clyde Butcher, is being featured at the Court House Cultural Center NOW through March 13. His “America’s Everglades Exhibit”, presented by the Arts Council of Martin County, is a tribute to its 30 years of sharing art in the gallery and as a special tribute to Ansel Adams, who was featured in that first show.  The rugged and remote beauty of the Everglades is captured in these works which span more than three decades of foraging into dense swampland.  The Rickie Report shares the details and some sneak peeks.

 

 

 

 

 

 

THURSDAY,  JANUARY 21, 2021

 

5:30 – 7 PM

 

 

 

Virtual Meet & Greet with Clyde Butcher:

 

Thursday, February 11, 2021

2 PM

Zoom  Registration  required: www.MartinArts.org

 

 

Exhibit  runs  NOW  through  March 13, 2021

A donation of $5 is requested to support our exhibits and programs

 

 

Court   House   Cultural   Center

80 SE Ocean Blvd.,   Stuart, FL

Gallery Hours:

 Tuesday 10 am – 6 pm, Wednesday – Saturday 10 am – 4 pm

Covid-19 Safety guidelines are in place

A maximum of 20 people will be allowed in the gallery at one time. Visitors, staff, and vendors must wear face coverings/masks while indoors. Disposable face masks will be available. A 6-foot distance from others must be maintained.Hand sanitizer is available and frequently touched surfaces will be cleaned by staff throughout the day.

 

 

Clyde Butcher at Fakahatchee

 

 

The rugged and remote beauty of the Everglades is captured in these works which span over three decades of foraging into dense swampland. Delicate ecosystems, rare botanical specimens, and sweeping landscapes bring the wonder of this mysterious part of our country to light. The scale, extraordinary clarity and tonal range set his photographs apart as exceptional works of art, earning him recognition as the foremost landscape photographer in America today.

 

 

Close up of Clyde Butcher’s camera and a sample of the Exhibition

 

 

This expansive wilderness collection represents the many years Butcher spent exploring the remote regions of the Everglades, experiencing its changes. Shaped and sustained by seasonally flowing shallow water, the area is home to dozens of threatened and endangered species, massive flocks of wading birds, recovering populations of alligators, crocodiles, and millions of insects.

 

 

FOLLOWING IN THE FOOTSTEPS OF ANSEL ADAMS

 

 

 

Clyde says, “Out west they have their mountains. We have our clouds.”

 

 

On January 13, 1991 the Court House Cultural Center welcomed a collection of Ansel Adams photographs loaned by the Mitsubishi Estate Collection. To honor that landmark of 30 years ago, the Gallery Committee of the Court House Cultural Center invited revered Florida black and white landscape photographer, Clyde Butcher, to exhibit at the Center.

 

Maria Miele remembers dragging her father to see that exhibit 30 years ago and how impressed she was at the prospect of such a renowned photographer on display in this small town.  She tells The Rickie Report, “As an Arts Council Board and Gallery Committee member, I am so proud to have helped to bring this Clyde Butcher exhibition to Stuart. It is a feeling of pride and personally, as an artist/photographer myself and as an art educator having taught many of our youth about Clyde’s contributions to the arts, it is so satisfying and most exciting! Clyde, known sometimes as “The Ansel Adams of the South”, has personal connection with our beautiful and fragile Florida ecosystems and waterways. I would encourage everyone to see the exhibit and drag their family and friends. This will be one for the record books.”

 

 

A Legendary Photographer and National Treasure

 

 

“Blowing Rocks”  by Clyde Butcher

 

The scale and extraordinary clarity of his work sets it apart as exceptional. In the tradition of the nineteenth-century Hudson River School painters, Clyde composes his works at pristine and untarnished locations across the United States, creating arresting compositions that distinctly mark him as the foremost landscape photographer in America today.

 

Clyde has been called the next Ansel Adams by Popular Photography magazine, awarded as a humanitarian for acting for the betterment of his community, and recognized as a conservationist for bringing issues to the forefront of public consciousness through his art. His photography transcends political boundaries, challenging us to work together to protect natural places across the globe.

 

Butcher’s journey began with a humble origin, born in Kansas City, MO. in 1942, the only child to a sheet-metal worker. As a child, he spent most of his Ume drawing boat designs and crafting ship prototypes from scrap metal. Butcher graduated with a degree in architecture from California Polytechnic State University. It was then that he discovered his inability to draw architectural designs. To rectify this he taught himself photography, enabling him to photograph (rather than draw) his architectural models for presentations. Unable to afford a store-bought camera, he made himself a crude, but dependable pinhole camera.

 

 

 

 

Niki Vogel and Clyde married in 1963. He saw an Ansel Adams Photography exhibit at Yosemite National Park, and was so impressed by Adams’ work that he began to photograph landscapes in black and white. Clyde left the architecture field in 1970 and began exhibiting his black and white photographs at art festivals.

 

In 1971 Clyde established his second business, Eye Encounter, Inc., and began selling his photographs as wall decor to department stores such as Montgomery Wards, J.C. Penny’s, and Sears. To enhance sales, he began to use color film, and also a 5ʺx7ʺ view camera. In addition to photographing landscapes in California, he also began to take pictures in Oregon, Washington, Wyoming, Ohio, and Hawaii. Eye Encounter became a multi-million-dollar business, employing more than 200 workers. Due to the stress of the business Clyde sold it in 1977. To regroup, he built a sailboat and trailered it across the country to Florida.

 

 

Clyde says, “I’d take a gator over a tick any day”

 

 

Clyde moved with his family to Ft. Lauderdale, FL and soon moved to Ft. Myers for a slower pace of life. Clyde began selling his color photographs of the American West at Florida art festivals. After briefly looking around Florida and not seeing anything to photograph, he began producing manipulated photographs with an outer-space theme.

 

In 1983 Clyde began photographing Florida beaches, still using color film. It wasn’t until a visit to Tom Gaskin’s Cypress Knee Museum in 1984, a roadside attraction in central Florida, that Clyde was introduced to a new side of Florida. He says, “After strolling on the boardwalk through a primeval cypress swamp, a whole new world was opened up for me”. Oscar Thompson, a Florida native, introduced Clyde to the “interior” of the Big Cypress National Preserve and the Everglades by taking Clyde on his first walk in to the swamp. After his immersion into the beauty he found so mysterious and primeval, Clyde was then inspired to take black and white photographs of the swamp.

 

 

 

 

Clyde Butcher says,”I hope that through my images people can see themselves in this beautiful ecosystem and understand it is worth saving.”

 

 

In 1986, after his 17 year old son Ted was killed by a drunk driver, Clyde found solace in the wilderness of the Big Cypress National Preserve, where the mysterious, spiritual experience of being close to nature helped to restore his soul. Resolving to relinquish his use of color photography, he destroyed his color work and vowed to use only black and white film. He purchased an 8ʺx10ʺ view camera and enlarger.

 

Although Butcher will always be identified with the Everglades, he is deeply committed to recording precious landscapes throughout the world. The beauty and importance of Butcher’s photography quickly earned him widespread recognition resulting in museum exhibits in the United States, an exhibit at the National Gallery of Art in Prague celebrating the new millennium, and a request by the United Nations to photograph the mountains of Cuba to celebrate The Year of the Mountains.

 

Butcher has completed six Public broadcasting programs on the environment of Florida, three of them award-winning documentaries. Much of his work can be seen in his numerous books including; America the beautiful, a table top collection of his work from across the United States, Big Cypress Swamp – The Western Everglades, Second edition, which features images from the Big Cypress Swamp where he and Niki made a home for 16 years, and celebrating America’s National Parks, Preserves, Monuments, recreation Areas. Dedicated to the employees of the National Parks, this book showcases Clyde’s stunning black and white photographs of parks ranging from the mountains of Montana to the swamps in the Everglades.

 

 

Clyde Butcher Exhibit Sneak Peek

 

 

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The mission of the Arts Council is to inspire participation in and a passion for the arts in our community. It serves as the local arts agency in Martin County.

For more information, visit www.martinarts.org

 

 

 

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Martin Artisans Guild Announces Their January Exhibition And Reception At The Palm Room In Harbour Bay Plaza

The Martin Artisans Guild announces their January Exhibition and Reception at the Palm Room in Harbour Bay Plaza.  The Opening Reception takes place on Wednesday, January 6, 2021 and includes refreshments, live music with Paul Hamaty and a chance to meet the artists.  The Featured Artists include: Jane Lawton BaldridgeMallo BissetJames J. DeMartisDot Galfond, and Torenzo Gann.  The Rickie Report shares the details, some sneak peeks, and an introduction to the artists. Masks will be available and Phase 2 distancing guidelines will be followed. All artwork is for sale.  

 

 

 

 

 

JANUARY,  2021    EXHIBITION

 

 

Opening Reception:

 

 

Wednesday, January 6

 

 

 

5:30 – 7:30 pm

 

 

The Palm Room

 3778 SE Ocean Blvd    Stuart, FL  

 

 

Featuring Paintings and Glass Sculpture by award winning artists   

 

 

 

 

Offering individual hors d’ oeuvre servings and Cash bar

 

 

Enjoy live music with Paul Hamaty at the piano!

Our exhibit area is 3300 square feet for safe distance art viewing

 

 

GALLERY HOURS:   Wednesday  – Saturday  12 – 6 pm

Exhibit runs January 6th through the 30th

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

M  E  E  T         T  H  E         A  R  T  I  S  T  S:

 

 

 

 

 

Jane Lawton Baldridge

 

 

“Into The Abyss” by Jane Lawton Baldridge 

 

 

Jane Lawton Baldridge is a sea level girl. Her passion is water. She paints abstract sea stories. She wants her viewers to fall in love with oceans and seas as she has. Her work is moving and calming.

 

 

 

Mallo Bisset

 

 

 

 

Mallo Bisset paints from the heart. Whether it is her beloved cats, favorite beach scenes or birds that waded across her path she embraces them with her oil paints and palette knives.

 

 

 

James J. DeMartis

 

 

 

 

James DeMartis was a painter of the post World War Two generation who explored a wide variety of styles and media. He was a New York City Abstract Expressionist. He studied Mid-century California art styles, Hudson Valley styles, Asian art and attended the Accademia di Belle Arti di Firenze.  He painted believing, “color and texture convey meaning.”

 

 

 

Dot Galfond

 

 

“Forever Spring” boy Dot Galfond

 

 

Dot Galfond tells of her journey: “My interest in glass began as a child sitting in church, when I became fascinated watching the sunbeams dance through the stained glass windows, as their beautiful colors played on the pews and floor. Many years later, I’m still transfixed by light shining through glass, which explains why transparent glass is so prevalent throughout most of my artwork.”

 

 

Torenzo Gann

 

 

 

“Above and Below” by Torenzo Gann

 

 

Torenzo Gann’s art comes from an upwelling of ideas triggered by everything . . . “I see art everywhere. On sidewalks, reflections in storefront windows, shadow designs falling on the ground or embracing a building. I see clouds as moving sculptures.”

 

For more information about this exhibit, other events, or membership:

The Martin Artisans Guild

A FLORIDA 501(c)3 NON-PROFIT

The Martin Artisans Guild was created to nurture the production of Fine Art and Craft, increase awareness of local art, facilitate development and networking among Working Artists and create marketing venues for our members.·        

  • To promote Martin County, Florida as a center of art.
  • To provide opportunity for artists to exhibit original work to the public.
  • To develop a sense of shared community and support among artists.
  • To foster the concept that success for one artist benefits all artists.
  • To present Artists’ Open Studios as a venue for purchasing art.

 

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Aya Fiber Studio Offers Indigo, Shibori, Botanical Printing Plus Other Textile Arts Classes Both On-Line And In Person

The Aya Fiber Studio is South Florida’s premier fiber art workshop destination. The waterfront location in Stuart is Suzanne Connors’ studio and maker-space where she invites world renown textile artists to share their skills and techniques with students.  Aya Fiber Studio offers in-person learning as well as on-line classes.  Don’t miss the free “Coffee With An Artist”, where Suzanne hosts a Zoom conversation with respected fiber artists from around the world (begins Sunday, January 10).  Start your year with intention and creativity by signing up for the workshops being offered!  The Rickie Report shares the details and some peeks here. CDC Protocols will be followed.  Don’t want to create but you love the look?  Stop by the Studio Boutique!

 

 

 

Aya Fiber Studio

4745 SE Desoto Ave B2    Stuart, Fl 34997

 

Gather and Learn with Like-Minded Fiber Artists

Learn  new techniques

 

 

Check the Calendar and Register online

 

 

We offer Studio Days where you can practice your new skills

 

 

https://www.ayafiberstudio.com/coming-workshops 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

The Aya Fiber Studio is thrilled to announce our new program, “Coffee with The Artist”. Each week Suzanne will host a LIVE ZOOM conversation with some of the most respected fiber artists in the field today. Many are upcoming Instructors in the studio, and some are former Instructors. In our 45-minute discussion we will focus on the artists work and their creative journey: especially what they have been doing during this COVID pandemic. We will allow 15 minutes at the end of our conversation for questions from the audience. So, grab a cup of coffee and join us every Sunday at 9:00 AM (EST) beginning in January 2021 and will be broadcast via Zoom. These broadcasts will be free to view and open to all. (links will be on the website: ayafiberstudio.com)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Enjoy delicious uninterrupted studio time. Open studios is a great way to try out the Aya Fiber Studio. Do you have a project you are working on but need assistance? Do you have indigo projects to put into the vat? Maybe you need a large table to work on or access to our dye kitchen. Come use ours! Maybe you’ve take a class but need more time to work. A drop in fee of $30 includes access to our dye kitchen, print tables, silk screens, sewing machines and all dye equipment. Just bring your own fabric and materials ( or buy some of ours) PRE REGISTRATIONS REQUIRED.

 

OPEN STUDIO DAYS: WED & THURSDAY EACH WEEK ON DAYS THERE ARE NO CLASSES SCHEDULED

 

(2) SESSIONS: 10 AM – 1 PM   AND   1:30 PM –  4:30 PM 

 

https://www.ayafiberstudio.com/open-studio-appointments

 

 

 

JAN 6-8, 2021: 3 DAY INDIGO & SHIBORI WITH SUZANNE

 

JAN 18-20, 2021: 3 DAY BOTANICAL PRINT WITH SUZANNE

 

JAN 22, 2021: ITAJIME SHIBORI: FOLD & CLAMP (ONLINE WORKSHOP)

 

JANUARY 23, 2021: KANOKO AND ORIGAMI SHIBORI; TIED RESIST (ONLINE WORKSHOP)

 

JANUARY 24, 2021: ARASHI SHIBORI – THE DRIVING RAIN (ONLINE WORKSHOP)

 

JANUARY 25, 2021: DRAWING WITH THREAD: NUI SHIBORI (ONLINE WORKSHOP)

 

JANUARY 26, 2021: MAKI-AGE, GUNTAI AND OTHER NUI TECHNIQUES (ONLINE WORKSHOP)

 

FEB 7- MARCH 7, 2021: OUT OF THE BLUE ONLINE SHIBORI

 

INTRO TO INDIGO: MONTHLY STUDIO WORKSHOP:

FEB 2, 2021

FEB 22, 2021

 

 

VISIT    OUR    BOUTIQUE

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

For more details about these events, classes, upcoming workshops and opportunities to explore creative fabric design:

 

Contact Suzanne Connors at: (336) 693-4606

or visit www.ayafiberstudio.com

or visit:

www.facebook.com/ayafiberstudio?fref=ts

 

 

 

 

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

Rickie Leiter, Publisher

Rickie@therickiereport.com   561-537-0291

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