RCK Gallery Presents World Renown Photographer And Video/Sound Installation Artist, Cheryl Maeder With Grand Opening Friday, May 6, 2022

RCK Gallery is excited to present world renown photographer and video/sound installation artist, Cheryl Maeder. Her video installations are part of Delta Air Lines permanent collection, exhibited at the Louvre in Paris plus many other world wide iconic art sites… and now you can see Cheryl’s innovative artwork right here in Stuart,FL!  The Free Opening Reception on Friday, May 6, 2022 offers complimentary champagne, wine, yummy hors d’oeuvres and Free Valet ParkingThe Rickie Report shares the details and some sneak peeks.  RCK Gallery will collect donations and the Gallery will donate 25% of all sales to the YMCA of the Treasure Coast.

 

 

 

 

614 S Colorado Ave.    Stuart Fl 34994

 772-403-3153

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

C  H  E  R  Y  L        M  A  E  D  E  R

 

 

 

FRIDAY,  MAY 6, 2022

5  –  8 PM

 

 

Exhibit is available through the end of May, 2022

 

“Suberge, Judith II”” by Cheryl Maeder

 

 

This  event  is  free and open to the public

Open Every Friday  5 – 7 pm           Or By Appointment

 

 

TAKE   ADVANTAGE  OF   THE   FREE  VALET     PARKING  

 

 

Breathe Easy, RCK has a Hospital Grade Air Purification System with you in mind.

 

 

 

Video Installation, “Climate Change” by Cheryl Maeder

 

Cheryl Maeder tells The Rickie Report, “The core of the work is “connection”; the connection to the self, each other and to all life forms on this planet…” Maeder’s photography became the inspiration for the Dove Campaign on ‘Real Women, Real Beauty’, which transformed the way women are viewed in the global media.

 

 

 

 

Video installation by Cheryl Maeder

 

 

 

Cheryl Maeder is intuitively linked to everything in the world around her and us. Now is our chance to see a variety of her works which focus on relatedness. She speaks for Mother Nature, as a guide to all of us.  The core of Cheryl Maeder’s work is about “connection”; the connection to the self, each other and to all life forms on this planet.  It is Maeder’s philosophy, that we humans are not only of this world, we are also connected to the broader universe.  It is this concept that permeates throughout her limited edition photographs and video installations…

 

 

 

“Submerged I” by Cheryl Maeder

 

RCK Gallery owner, Clay Kanzler shares, “Cheryl Maeder will also be featuring a video installation in the main gallery which will be very exciting for Stuart to enjoy! Come and discover this unique exhibition as RCK brings the incredible experience to The Treasure Coast!” Maeder’s installations have been exhibited in public art platforms on climate change and the environment in the United States, South America & Europe.

 

Born in New Jersey, Cheryl Maeder moved to Zurich, Switzerland in her early 20’s, where she studied photography at the Zurich University of the Arts.  Eight years later, she returned to US and opened her photography studio in San Francisco, where she photographed international advertising and fashion campaigns.She transitioned from photographing fashion models to photographing real women, to celebrate the beauty of women in all shapes and sizes. In 2005, Maeder relocated her studio to the Miami area and deeply immersed herself into fine art photography and filmmaking.

 

 

 

 

 

Beach Scene by Cheryl Maeder at SCOPE Art Fair Miami, FL by Galerie Vivendi Paris

 

 

Maeder’s artworks are in prominent public spaces and permanent museum collections: Frost Museum(Miami) and the Coral Springs Museum of Art. She participated in a group exhibit at the Louvre Museum (Paris), the Museum of Contemporary Art (Rome), Miami New Media Film Festival, Public Art Platform, Art & Technology, “Curated Thesis on Water, Climate Change & Communities” Traveling Group Exhibition (Bogota, Caracas, Valencia, Miami, Santo Domingo, San Nicolas & Rome).  Her works can be found at the Montefiore Medical Center, Permanent Collection, New Rochelle, NY Campus, state-of-the-art new Emergency Department & Radiology Clinic.  She had a Solo Exhibition at Miami International Airport and her artworks have been auctioned by Sothebys NY. She worked with PBS’ Filmmaker Project as a featured Filmmaker, film “PLAY” televised nationally on PBS, funded by the National Endowment for the Arts.  “Submerge” a Public Art Video Installation, was seen at the Canvas Outdoor Museum (City of West Palm Beach, FL) and she has exhibited at major art fairs worldwide including Art Miami, Scope NY, Art Toronto, Art London and Art Shanghai. Her photographs are 30 x 45 inches and 40 x 60 inches, limited editions of 10. Video Installations are also limited editions of 10.

 

 

 

 

 

 

25% of all Gallery profits will be donated to YMCA of the Treasure Coast

 

 Exhibit is Open April 22 – May 5, 2022

 

 

U P C O M I N G       S C H E D U L E:

June 3, 2022 – “Bits and Pieces”

 

 

 

For information about this exhibit, upcoming exhibits, or becoming involved with RCK Gallery please contact April Terborg, Director.  

RCK GALLERY

614 S Colorado Ave.    Stuart Fl 34994

 772-403-3153

Email: aprilterborg@gmail.com

 

 

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

 

 

RCK Gallery Presents “ALICE IS COMING!” Featuring Original Art By Alice Murdoch With Opening Reception Friday, April 22. Special Art & Self Wellness Event On Friday, April 29 With Sound Therapist, Deena Rahill

RCK Gallery presents ” ALICE IS COMING!” featuring original artworks of Alice Murdoch with a Free Opening Reception on Friday, April 22, 2022 with complimentary champagne, wine, and yummy hors d’oeuvres. Clay Kanzler shares a tribute to his friend, Alice and in the spirit of energetic inner adjustment for mind, body and spirit, features Sound Therapist, Deena Rahill on Friday, April 29, 2022. Bring your yoga mat, lie, sit, stand or wander as you explore the gallery while Deena gently plays singing crystal bowls, gong, chimes and a variety of healing instruments. Alice’s art explores food, people, and the female body image with her contemporary art. The Rickie Report shares the details and some sneak peeks. Free Valet parking is available. RCK Gallery will collect donations and the Gallery will donate 25% of all sales to the YMCA of the Treasure Coast.

 

 

 

 

 

 

614 S Colorado Ave.    Stuart Fl 34994

 772-403-3153

 

 

 

 

 

“ALICE      IS      COMING!”   …

 

 

IN     MEMORY     OF     A     BEST     FRIEND

 

 

 

 

 

 

FRIDAY,  APRIL 22, 2022

5  –  7 PM

 

 

 

 

 

SPECIAL  GUEST:  

SOUND  THERAPIST,  DEENA  RAHILL  

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FRIDAY,  APRIL 29, 2022  

5 – 7 pm

 

 

Bring your yoga mat, lie, sit, stand or wander as you explore the gallery while Deena Rahill gently plays singing crystal bowls, gong, chimes and a variety of healing instruments.

 

 

 

 

These events are free and open to the public

Open Every Friday  5 – 7 pm           Or By Appointment

 

 

TAKE   ADVANTAGE  OF   THE   FREE  VALET     PARKING  

 

 

Breath Easy, RCK has installed a Hospital Grade Air Purification System with you in mind.

 

 

 

 

 

This powerful exhibit of original artwork by Alice Murdoch features a comprehensive collection of her work;  a large amount of which explores the struggle with female body image and our relationship with food.  Through Murdoch’s eyes and paint, we join her in this powerful examination of food, people, and female body image through contemporary art.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

ARTIST STATEMENT: “I have always wondered why statements are necessary from artists, unless their statements are not clear in their work.  I think my paintings are strong enough to make their own, and that is my statement about my artist statement”. – Alice Murdoch

 

 

 

Clay Kanzler tells The Rickie Report, “Not many times in life is one granted the chance to honor a Fallen Best Friend as I am getting the chance to do on April 22.  Alice Murdock and I were in a show in 1989 and have been best friends ever since with also the added wonderful element of both of us wanting to paint!   She was funny, honest, abrupt, true, humble, stylish, loyal, ran a gorgeous home, cooked and entertained like Martha Stewart did before Martha knew where the kitchen was.  She was also a complete pain in the *** for me because she would always tell me the truth – no matter what about my many dating misadventures or what she truly thought about my painting… there was no stopping her and to be quite honest… I am lost without her.  I love you Alice”

 

 

 

SPECIAL  GUEST:  

SOUND  THERAPIST,  DEENA  RAHILL  

FRIDAY,  APRIL 29, 2022  

5 – 7 pm

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Deena will take us on a journey to an Immersive intersection of art & sound as we celebrate Alice Murdoch’s powerful Art Works.  Bring your yoga mat, lie, sit, stand or wander as you explore the gallery while Deena Rahill gently plays singing crystal bowls, gong, chimes and a variety of healing instruments.  A truly energetic inner adjustment for mind, body and spirit. 

 

 

 

 

Learn more about Deena & sound vibration:

 http://www.soundvibration.net

 

 

 

 

 

 

25% of all Gallery profits will be donated to YMCA of the Treasure Coast

 

 Exhibit is Open April 22 – May 5, 2022

 

 

 

 

U P C O M I N G       S C H E D U L E:

May 6, 2022 – “Installation with Cheryl Maeder”

June 3, 2022 – “Bits and Pieces”

 

 

 

For information about this exhibit, upcoming exhibits, or becoming involved with RCK Gallery please contact April Terborg, Director.  

RCK GALLERY

614 S Colorado Ave.    Stuart Fl 34994

 772-403-3153

Email: aprilterborg@gmail.com

 

 

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

 

Elliott Museum Showcases Original Artworks From 26 Members Of Martin Artisans Guild, Including Paintings, Glass, And Wearable Art. Opening Reception Is Thursday, April 14

The Elliott Museum invites the public to its newest exhibit, “Art Down The Hall”  for the Opening Reception on Thursday, April 14, 2022.  Noteworthy and eye-catching creations of the twenty-six members of the Martin Artisans Guild (MAG) include paintings as well as wearable art pieces. This exhibit is available through June 27, 2022.  The Rickie Report shares the details and some sneak peeks. 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Thursday, April 14, 2022

5:30  to  7:30 PM

 

 

 

Elliott Museum

825 N.E. Ocean Blvd.   Stuart, FL

 

 772-225-1961 ● elliottmuseum.org

Hours: Daily 10 am – 5 pm; Closed Major Holidays

 

 

The exhibit will be up through June 27, 2022  during museum hours.

 

 

Suggested Donation Is $5.00 

 

 

 

 

 

 

The Elliott Museum announces a new collaboration with the Martin Artisans Guild (MAG) with the new exhibit, “Down The Hall”.  The public is invited to enjoy live music, appetizers and a cash bar at the Opening Reception on Thursday, April 14.  The exhibit is available for viewing through June, 27, 2022.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

MEET    THE    ARTISTS:

 

Jane Lawton Baldridge – Acrylic Painting      

Jeanine Baum – Oil Painting

Michaelann Bellerjeau – Oil Painting

Kimberly Beltrame – Oil on Canvas

Mallo Bisset – Oil on Canvas

Deborah Bottorff – 3D Acrylic Mosaic on Canvas

Janis Clary – Acrylic on Canvas

Diana Rell Dean – Pastel

James J. DeMartis – Watercolor

MJ Dowling – Acrylic on Canvas

Dot Galfond – Kiln Formed Glass

Torenzo Gann – Collage

Renee Keil – Acrylic Inks/Pastel

Carol Kepp – Oil Painting

Sue Klahne –  Acrylic & Resin

Sheryl Levine – Collagraph

Maria G Miele – Oil on Canvas

Mary Mirabito – Oil on Canvas

Lynn Morgan – Pastel 

Sally Browning Pearson – Watercolor

Chad Periman – Photography

Jacquelyn Roesch-Sanchez  – Fiber Art/ Handloom Knit

Danuta Rothschild – Acrylic on Canvas

Mark A. Stall – Photography

Curt Whiticar – Oil Painting

Laura Kay Whiticar-Darvill  – Jewelry

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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.

 

 www.martinartisansguild.org/palm-room-events.

 

 

About the Historical Society of Martin County:

Since 1955, the Historical Society of Martin County has served as a guardian of local history and a cultural center by operating the Elliott Museum, (825 NE Ocean Blvd., Stuart) and the House of Refuge Museum at Gilbert’s Bar, (301 SE MacArthur Blvd., Stuart) which opened in 1876 and served as a haven for shipwrecked survivors. The Elliott Museum seeks to preserve and celebrate the region’s colorful history by presenting an eclectic mix of traveling and rotating permanent exhibits, lectures and experiential events. The House of Refuge’s mission is to educate the public about the historical significance of Martin County’s iconic landmark and to ensure its historical integrity and preservation. For more information, go online to www.elliottmuseum.org or call 772-225-1961.

 

 

 

 

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

 

 

 

 

RCK Gallery Presents “Mary and Jesus” Painting For One Day Only On Good Friday. Clay Kanzler’s Artistry Transforms Us

RCK Gallery presents the “Mary and Jesus” Painting by Clay Kanzler on Friday, April 15, 2022 in honor of  Good Friday.  The Rickie Report shares a preview here with a moving essay by R. Edwards.

 

 

 

 

614 S Colorado Ave.    Stuart Fl 34994

 772-403-3153

 

 

 

“Mary  and  Jesus ” Painting  by  Clay  Kanzler

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

FRIDAY,    April 15,   2022  

4 – 7  PM

 

The event  is free and open to the public

 

 

 

 

 

Review by R. Edwards

 

I recently had the decided good fortune to view Clay Kanzler’s “Mary and Jesus” exhibit at the new and warmly received RCK Gallery in Stuart.  I realized upon entering that there was a palpable atmosphere of contemplation in every corner of the gallery. I noticed a very still and quiet observer with wet eyes on the verge of release…with good reason. I sensed I would be joining her soon, and indeed I did.

 

There are a multitude of layers in every piece of art that Clay gives to the world. His works are traditionally large format because the heart rendered emotions that appear on the canvas are mined from an infinite vein. Clay uses his art to help him understand the trials, traumas, and tragedy that cross his path. He does so unselfishly and without limitations. He does so with the unexpressed desire to heal and to bring hope and healing to others. The energy and experiences he shares in his art are complex and compelling, and you should be prepared to be moved. You can also safely prepare yourself to be healed because hope for tomorrow is the most resounding message that radiates from Clay’s work.

 

Taking this show in on Easter weekend felt about the same as flying first-class. The journey is the same, but the experience was heightened. Please understand that your personal beliefs will no way mitigate the power of the moment.  This show is compact with a significant impact.  Exactly the way it was destined to be.

 

 

 

 

U P C O M I N G       S C H E D U L E:

April 22, 2022 – “Alice Murdoch”

May 6, 2022 – “Installation with Cheryl Maeder”

June 3, 2022 – “Bits and Pieces”

 

 

 

For information about this exhibit, upcoming exhibits, or becoming involved with RCK Gallery please contact April Terborg, Director.  

RCK GALLERY

614 S Colorado Ave.    Stuart Fl 34994

 772-403-3153

Email: aprilterborg@gmail.com

 

 

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

 

Maria Miele’s Artistry Is Featured At The Palm Beach Art, Antique & Design Showroom For Month Of April And At Palm Room May 4 Through End Of June

Maria Miele is a visual artist, painter, photographer, and design consultant, so what better place to find her artwork this month than at the Palm Beach Art, Antique & Design Showroom in Lake Worth! The monthly Opening Reception will be held on Thursday, April 7 and is open to the public at no charge. Make an Appointment with Maria  NOW through April 30, 2022.  Maria’s art is constantly evolving which is evident in the variety of subject matter and painting styles throughout the years. She will be at the Martin Artisan Guild’s Palm Room Gallery & Boutique in Stuart from Wednesday, May 4 through the end of JuneThe Rickie Report shares some sneak peeks and more details about commissions and her new ethereal series.

 

 

 

 

 

500 N. Dixie Hwy   Lake Worth, FL 33460

561-229-0046

www.palmbeachdesignshowroom.com

 

 

Opening  Reception:

  Thursday, April 7, 2022

 

 

 

 4  –  7   pm

 

 

Now   through   April 30, 2022

 

 

 

“Key West Rooster” by Maria Miele

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Palm     Room     Art     Gallery    &    Artisans    Boutique

 

 

Opening  Reception:

Wednesday, May 4, 2022

5:30  –  7:30 pm

 

 

 

Gallery Hours: Tuesdays to Saturdays from Noon to 6 pm

This exhibit is available May 4  – June 30, 2022

3746 SE Ocean Blvd.       Stuart, FL

 

Gallery is located at 3746 SE Ocean Blvd, Sewall’s Point in Harbour Bay Plaza, (east end of the Plaza, near Stringers Tavern & Oyster Bar)

 

 

 

 

~~~  Make     An     Appointment     With     Maria  ~~~

 

Phone:  772.486.4229  or  mgmoriginalsfineart@gmail.com

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Spending time with eclectic artist Maria Miele feels like a true moment of refreshment! Maria tells The Rickie Report, “My Paintings capture and interpret natural environments in an expression of color and minimal composition. My work is constantly evolving which is evident in the variety of subject matter and painting styles throughout the years. My subjects are often inspired by life, pop culture, bold composition and interpretive abstracts. What stays consistent is my passion for color and bold, minimal composition as evidenced in my photography”.

 

 

 

“S E L F I E S”     COMMISSIONS  ACCEPTED

 

 

 

“Selfies” by Maria Miele capture the essence of each person she paints

 

 

 

 

Maria has chosen NOT to put herself in an artistic “box”, being typecast for a certain style or medium. The result is that one can see her creativity as it flows through her veins.  A rooster with a contemporary sparkle easily lives next to a serene and reflective piece on her easel.

 

 

 

“FINE       ART     ORIGINALS”

 

 

 

Maria works closely with interior designers, decorators, and home owners to bring each space to life.

 

 

 

 

“Date Night Revisited” by Maria Miele

 

“Seeing Maria’s art in person is refreshing, breathtaking, and exciting all in one glance!”, shares a visitor to her studio.

 

 

Maria’s joie de vivre comes through in all of her creations. Each element in Maria’s journey has strengthened her to be the best “Maria” she can be!  While Maria doesn’t step away from the reality of the world, staying focused on the present is important to her…and that is what her artwork does for each viewer.

 

 

“Studio Reflections” by Maria Miele

 

 

 

 

Maria taught studio art and photography to students from elementary age through college and is an adjunct professor at Indian River State College. While Maria may have retired from teaching, she never retired from creating her own artwork. As she says with great enthusiasm, “I’m finally getting back to what I am meant to be doing!’

 

 

 

 

“Surrender to the Night” by Maria Miele

 

 

 

Photography has always been a vehicle for inspiration and experimentation and is the usual resource for her paintings. She says, “Being able to capture a place, or moment in time and transfer that to a 2-Dimensional surface is what I am called to do artistically. I often think of Picasso as my muse and motivator, not for his styles or even specific works but for the work ethic, the commitment to his art and the importance of making it authentic to what drives me to create a painting or capture an image”.  Maria offers photography bookings, family shoots, senior photos, and vacation travel shoots.

 

 

 

 

 

“Islamoralda” by Maria Miele

 

Always active in her community, Maria just added another exciting volunteer project to her resume, as she designs and paints a “Giving Tree” mural for the Children’s Advocacy Council in Port St. Lucie. This agency covers four counties, offering children’s advocacy.  The Ribbon Cutting takes place on April 30. Maria tells us that one of her most impactful experiences was teaching art to students in needy areas where creativity was undernourished.

 

 

Maria is an active member of  Martin Artisans Guild, Martin Arts, Gallery Committee for Courthouse Cultural Center, and St. Lucie Cultural Alliance. She has exhibited in international art shows including SPECTRUM Miami and is associated with Redwood Media Group. Maria has won several awards at the AE Backus Museum, Martin Arts venues.

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

For more about Maria’s artwork, commissions, or photo shoots:

 

Maria G. Miele

https://www.mgmoriginals.com/

instagram: @mgmoriginals_fine_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

 

MartinArts Foundation Seeks Nominations Of Adult Artists And Graduating High School Seniors For MartinArts Awards. Deadline Is April 15, 2022. Meet Neil Capozzi, One Of 2021 Awardees

MartinArts Foundation invites you to nominate ADULT ARTISTS or STUDENT ARTISTS in the visual, performing, or literary arts for a MartinArts Award! Since 2003, the MartinArts Awards, have been the premier celebration of the arts on the Treasure Coast, recognizing performance, visual and literary artistic excellence and those who help the arts flourish in our community.  Each year artists, philanthropists, volunteers, and leaders in the arts are honored with a MartinArts Award.  Deadline for nominations is April 15, 2022. The Rickie Report shares the details, some sneak peeks from last year and an interview with Neil Capozzi, one of the MartinArts Award recipients of 2021.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

It takes a mix of artists, philanthropists, volunteers, and leaders weaving together to give the community a more vibrant, rich, and colorful texture. Over 170 award recipients have been honored since 2003!

 

 

Nominating is easy and only requires contact information and a 150-word paragraph about your nominee!

 

 

 

 

“In 2021, the Arts Leadership Award was given to Neil Capozzi for demonstrating a consistent driving force in keeping the arts alive in Martin County, both as the owner of Stuart Art Supply (and formerly Jay-Mar) and as a volunteer for decades, with many arts sector nonprofits and initiatives. He’s supported artists and has given his time, talent, and treasure in advocacy of a vibrant arts community. We were pleased to recognize Neil at the MartinArts Awards in 2021 for his outstanding leadership and service to our community.” –  Nancy K. Turrell, CEO, MartinArts Foundation.

 

 

 

NAMED  AWARD  RECIPIENT

ARTS  LEADERSHIP 2021:

NEIL  CAPOZZI

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

TRR:  What were your artistic influences growing up?

NC:

I grew up in Waterbury CT, in a family of 5 children. I am the only artistic child except for a younger brother who is an interior designer. I have an undergraduate degree in biology and plant science with a minor in economics. I completed a graduate degree in business in 1992.  I was introduced to arts and crafts by attending summer art programs at our local museum. My parents noticed how much I enjoyed these Saturday mornings. When the program ended my parents found a local artist, Mrs. Benson who offered private lessons in her home. This instructor introduced me to watercolor and gave me my first plein air experience. After my time with Mrs. Benson, I moved on to Mrs. Hurley who offered classes in her basement on Friday nights. The class included other young people who learned about painting and drawing and some art history. I loved working in oil paint and pastel painting. I also took art classes in high school. Unfortunately, I had an art instructor in high school that dampened my artistic side that lasted for 25 years. After I took a workshop with some local artists in Stuart that awakened my dormant passion for painting. While I was in high school and college I worked in a retail shop Jay-Mar that I joined as a manager and later a partner that eventually expanded in arts and crafts. My art background worked well in our business of Arts & Crafts. The rest as we say is history.

 

 

 

TRR:  Do you have any favorite artists outside of Martin County?

NC:  I prefer impressionist masterworks. I enjoy collecting and supporting local artists. As a retailer of art materials, artists are always interested in bartering art for supplies.

 

 

TRR: What brought you to Martin County?

NC:

In 1991 my business partner felt that we needed to expand our Connecticut chain of Arts & Crafts supply stores to Florida. Our 1st store opened in Stuart Centre in 1991 and Palm Beach Gardens in 1992. Over time as the economy changed so did Jay Mar. I closed Jay Mar in Stuart in 2012. There is one store remaining in Waterbury, CT. When I closed Jay Mar in 2012 the artist community of professionals, teachers and students asked me not to give-up. If I made it work, they would support me. I in turn I felt that I need to support them back. I found this current location at 43 SE Kindred Street and opened Stuart Art Supply and Studio in November 2012. Since there isn’t an art center or an art school in our market, I created one. I offer the studio with reasonable rates so the teachers can offer classes at reasonable cost to the students. As for an art supply shop I worked with my vendors to be able to offer prices to compete with the online businesses. I hope I can say that I give great customer service, offer competitive prices, and give back to the community in service and financially. (I met a former manager of Jerry’s Artarama in WPB and he told me that they gave up marketing in the Martin-St. Lucie market due to the customer loyalty I built.)

 

TRR:  Tell us more about your involvement in the cultural community.

NC:

 

In 2013, I was asked to fill a vacancy on the Arts Council Board and I enjoyed being part of the organization and help it move forward. I primarily focus on MartinArts because it offers the best opportunity to the community. In the early days of Jay Mar and Stuart Art Supply I supported the local art leagues in Martin/St. Lucie, as some of the needed guidance in financial and technical support. Eventually, the Martin Artisans Guild (MAG) formed under the leadership of Suzanne Connors. I jumped in with all the support I could offer. The MAG Open Studio Tour offers artists in our community to reach collectors and buyers. MAG experienced some rough times ( I was devastated when the organization almost collapsed), encouraging them to not give up.  My advocacy as a member of the board of MartinArts helped guide them to the needed support. In 2022 MAG became a financial and volunteer supporter of ArtsFest.  After several years of receiving support from Women Supporting the Arts, they and their membership are active members of MartinArts.  For a short period, I was on the Board of the Palm Beach Gay Men’s Chorus as treasurer.  I put their financial affairs in order. During my tenure I told them to give up, as they were in a hole financially. Wow, that kick-started their financial recovery, and they are still performing today, 12 years later!  I am the recent part-Chair of the MartinArts Foundation and past chair of the ArtsFest Committee. I’m a member of the committee that is advancing the efforts to refurbish the 1923 Stuart High School as an Arts Center in Stuart.  My husband, Ken Capozzi and I will continue to offer our home for our semiannual “Dining Under The Oaks” fundraiser.

 

 

TRR:  How has the cultural scene changed and how can businesses benefit from partnering with the arts?

NC:

 

Since my arrival in Martin County , this was a sleepy community, not even the bedroom community to Palm Beach County as it is today. Our season community was/is primarily snowbirds but has grown to a more non-seasonal community. I often speak with people who come to visit or live here because of the thriving arts community. I firmly believe in the adage “The arts are good for business” – there is broad reach in the arts. Patrons and creators of art don’t wear uniforms like sports, but people notice art on the walls and listen to great music. Clients attend concerts and performances. Having your business associated with the cultural pillar of the community boosts morale and offers a reach to a wider audience.

 

TRR: What does The MartinArts Award mean?

NC:

 

Being recognized for sharing a passion for the arts, having received this award helps me to encourage others to strive for an increased awareness of the arts.  Anyone can nominate someone for a MartinArts Award. Student artists need to attend one of the Martin County schools, public and private. Adult artists need to be a resident of or an active participant of their craft in Martin County. There are many categories. If you know of someone, I urge you to nominate them! The Arts Leadership is one of several awards selected by the MartinArts Board of Directors and not based on nominations from the community. Other awards include: Excellence in Arts Education, Philanthropy and Lifetime Achievement.

 

 

 

 

 

Interested in being a part of the celebration?

Help us celebrate the MartinArts Awards as a sponsor or volunteer.

 

 

 

 

Sponsorship opportunities, program ads, and steering committee positions are available–contact us at 772-287-6676 (x2) or marties@martinarts.org today to get in on the fun and be recognized as a supporter of the arts!

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Martin Artisans Guild Opens New Exhibit March 16 At Palm Room Art Gallery & Artisans Boutique. Enjoy Artists Talk On April 6. Free And Open To The Public

The Martin Artisans Guild (MAG) invites the public to an Opening Reception at The Palm Room Art Gallery & Artisans Boutique on Wednesday, March 16, 2022offering lavish refreshments, a cash bar, and music with Paul Hamaty. Revel in the beauty created by the talented craftsmen of Martin County, find unique and one-of-a-kind creations in the boutique and support visual arts in the community. Enjoy an Artists Talk on Wednesday, April 6. The Rickie Report shares the details and some sneak peeks of artwork.  Admission and parking are FREE. This exhibit runs through April 30.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Palm     Room     Art     Gallery    &    Artisans    Boutique

 

 

Wednesday, March 16, 2022

 

 

5:30  –  7:30 pm

 

 

Wednesday,   April 6       4 – 6 PM

 

 

 

 

 

Jacquelyn Roesch-Sanchez Creating one of a kind wearable art pieces, pillows and scarves

 

 

 

Gallery Hours: Tuesdays to Saturdays from Noon to 6 pm

This exhibit is available March 16 – April 30, 2022

 

 

 

Sally Browning Pearson with some of her students

 

 

3746 SE Ocean Blvd.       Stuart, FL

 

Gallery is located at 3746 SE Ocean Blvd, Sewall’s Point in Harbour Bay Plaza, (east end of the Plaza, near Stringers Tavern & Oyster Bar)

 

 

Palm Room Artisans Boutique area

 

 

MEET       THE       ARTISTS:

 

 

Billie Jo Thomson

Jacquelyn Roesch-Sanchez

James J. Demartis Collection

Jane Lawton Baldridge

Kimberly Beltrame

Lynn Morgan

Martha Quigley

MJ Dowling

Sally Browning Pearson

 

 

 

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.

 

 www.martinartisansguild.org/palm-room-events.

 

 

 

 

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Friday, March 4, RCK Gallery Presents “God’s Light Into Darkness” Featuring Robert Clay Kanzler’s Oil Paintings As Reflections Of Vietnam And Life On The Homefront. Art Sales Benefit The Wounded Warrior Project

RCK Gallery hosts a free night under the stars with its Opening reception for “God’s Light Into The Darkness” on Friday, March 4, 2022.  Enjoy the live music of a 60’s/70’s band, Ellie’s Deli Pop-Up Cafe and champagne as you view the inspired dramatic oil paintings by Robert Clay Kanzler. Art opens dialogues and we are grateful to Clay and RCK Gallery as we consider our own humanity by gazing deeply into the concepts of good versus evil. 25% of all Gallery profits will be donated to The Wounded Warrior Project. The Rickie Report shares the details and some sneak peeks!  RCK offers FREE Valet Parking on Opening Night!

 

 

 

 

 

614 S Colorado Ave.    Stuart Fl 34994

 772-403-3153

 

 

“GOD’S    LIGHT    INTO   THE    DARKNESS”

 

 

ROBERT    CLAY    KANZLER’S

 

 

PAINTINGS    ON    VIETNAM

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

FRIDAY,    MARCH   4,   2022  

5  –  8  PM

 

 

The event  is free and open to the public

Open Every Friday  5 – 7 pm           Or By Appointment

 

 

 

 

TAKE   ADVANTAGE  OF   THE   FREE  VALET     PARKING  

 

 

Breath Easy, RCK has installed a Hospital Grade Air Purification System with you in mind.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

25% of all Gallery profits will be donated to Wounded Warrior Project

 Exhibit is Open March 4 – April 10, 2022

 

 

 

 

“The Picnic” by Robert Clay Kanzler

 

 

 

Robert Clay Kanzler helps us gaze deeply into the concepts of good and evil, as RCK Gallery shows his collection of oils on canvas with “God’s Light Into The Darkness” opening on Friday March 4, 2022. While soldiers are at war, what are the lives of ordinary citizens like?  How do we talk about conflict? How do soldiers return to “normalcy” after conflict? 

 

 

 

“While You Were Reading” by Robert Clay Kanzler

 

 

 

These inspired, dramatic paintings challenge us as Clay exposes our humanity with never-seen-before images in his stunning and startling large image format.

 

 

 

“God’s Light Into Darkness” by Robert Clay Kanzler

 

 

RCK Gallery Charity spotlight for the month of March is The Wounded Warrior Project25% of all gallery commission will be donated to them for the month of March.

 

 

 

 

25% of all Gallery profits will be donated to The Wounded Warriors

www.woundedwarriorproject.org

 

 

 

 

U P C O M I N G       S C H E D U L E:

April 15, 2022 – “Mary & Jesus”

April 22, 2022 – “Alice Murdoch”

May 6, 2022 – “Installation with Cheryl Maeder”

June 3, 2022 – “Bits and Pieces”

 

 

 

For information about this exhibit, upcoming exhibits, or becoming involved with RCK Gallery please contact April Terborg, Director.  

RCK GALLERY

614 S Colorado Ave.    Stuart Fl 34994

 772-403-3153

Email: aprilterborg@gmail.com

 

 

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Court House Cultural Center Features A Three Woman Perspective “Humanity Through The Artist Eye” Opening Friday, March 4. Meet Artists Cheryl Cote′, Danuta Rothschild, And Kirsten Stingle And See Their Nuanced Views Of Life. Artist Talk Tuesday, March 29

Martin Arts announces its newest Court House Cultural Center exhibition, “Humanity Through The Artist Eye – A Three Woman Perspective” featuring artists Cheryl Cote′, Danuta Rothschild, and Kirsten Stingle. This expressive show curated by Ken Hooper Capozzi and Maria Miele opens on Friday, March 4, 2022 with a Free Public Reception. The artists will give a presentation on Tuesday, March 29. The exhibit continues through April 15, 2022.  The Rickie Report shares the details and some sneak peeks.  

 

 

Courthouse Cultural Art Center

80 SE Ocean Blvd    Stuart, FL

772.287.6676      www.MartinArts.org

 Martin    Arts   Presents:

 

 

 

HUMANITY    Through    the    Artist    Eye  –

 

 

A    Three    Woman    Perspective

 

 

Gallery Hours:  

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

Or by appointment

 

 

 

 

 

 

Friday,  March 4, 2022    

 5:30  –  7  PM

 Tuesday,  March 29  

6 pm  

Register on MartinArts.org

 

 

 

Exhibit is available March 4  – April 15, 2022

 

 

“This exemplary presentation of works exudes a cohesive flow and connects viewers to the emotions and experiences expressed by the artists’ fabulous demonstration of texture and color,” said Hooper Capozzi, exhibition curator and Gallery Committee Chair of MartinArts.  

 

 

This vibrantly expressive show, curated by Ken Hooper Capozzi and Maria Miele, presents a stunning showcase of singular expression, by three remarkable female artists. Sharing a moving stage of individual works, and an exciting variety of mediums and works, exhibiting Artists Cheryl Cote′, Danuta Rothschild, and Kirsten Stingle seamlessly invoke thought and conversation about the nuances of life. The exhibition is comprised of inspiring works that tell the story of challenges, struggles, and celebrated joys encountered along the way.

 

 

 

 

 

“Be True To Your Roots” by Cheryl Cote′

 

“We invite the community to enjoy experiencing “Humanity through the Artist Eye – A 3 Woman Perspective, in voice and celebration of the stories shared through the works of these three unique artists,” said Nancy Turrell, Executive Director, MartinArts.

 

Over her career, Cheryl Cote′s style has evolved from a very ‘fine-detail’ artist, to a broader spectrum of color and light. A visually impaired artist, her collection conveys life, with the intention to encourage people to overcome. With limited sight, and challenges faced when painting, Cote’s developed and unique style relays image on canvas, in a bold and signature display of great light, shadow and color. Through her eyes, viewers ‘see’ the souls of each figure she paints.

 

 

 

 

“Retirement” by Danuta Rothschild

 

 

Internationally respected and award-winning artist, Danuta Rothschild captures the scope of human experience from the ominous to the magically affirming. Her sculptures, globally exhibited in the United States, Poland, Bosnia, and France, are a brilliant showcase of humanity and poverty. Bold color and texture reveal the stories and struggles of her characters as they move through life. Placing figures into an endless space and vast nature, she gives the viewer a sense of dreamlike or vast perspective of the human experience. Rothchild’s vast and endless depiction of nature, reveals that ‘we’ are but a small part of the story she tells.

 

 

 

 

 

“The Shepherd” by Kirsten Stingle

 

 

 

Kirsten Stingle’s work is both bold and expressive. Her amazing images in mixed media combine unique textures, fabric, clay, and construction to give emotion to her figures. Her color palette, often dominated by sepia tones, show a somber, yet emotional character. The expressions she gives her figures are often wondrous and so detailed you feel as if they will spring to life, with details of facial expression and clothing dictating a time and place. Positioning her figures on or in unique situations, each work tells a story. Layering each sculpture with a delicate balance of technique, lends to vivid imagery, while strengthening the complexity of her expression.

 

 

About MartinArts:

MartinArts mission is to inspire participation and passion for the arts in our community. MartinArts envisions a vibrant and thriving community where arts and culture is woven into every aspect of life. As a regional leader, MartinArts stimulates and advances the economy of the cultural community.

MartinArts has served our community since 1980 and as the local arts agency since 1986. With roots in our community, we strive to support the arts sector through advocacy, promotion, research, community planning and programming. Our focus on arts education is core to who we are as we know that through those efforts, we are working to secure an audience for generations in the future. We are housed in a county-owned historic building (formerly the county’s first courthouse) the Court House Cultural Center. Located in historic downtown Stuart, this venue allows us to serve as a hub of cultural experiences for residents and visitors.

Sponsored in part by the Florida Dept. of State, Division of Arts & Culture, Florida Council on Arts & Culture, the National Endowment for the Arts, Martin County Board of County Commissioners, and private contributions.

 

 

For more information about this exhibit, upcoming exhibits and events please visit:

Martin Arts 

Court House Cultural Center

80 SE Ocean Blvd.   Stuart, FL 34994

772.287.6676

www.MartinArts.org

 

 

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Free Admission To Martin County Open Studio Tour 2022 Features 45 Artists In 25 Studios Saturday, March 5 And Sunday, March 6

The 6th Annual Martin County Open Studio Tour (MCOST) on Saturday, March 5 & Sunday, March 6, 2022 will feature 45 artists in 25 studios!  Enjoy this Free event and 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

 

 

Saturday,  March   5   &   Sunday,  March 6,   2022  

 

~FREE     To     ATTEND~

 

10 am – 5 pm    each   day

 

MARTIN     COUNTY,   FL

 

MCOST.org

 

 

 

 

 

 

Eduardo Gomez

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Jeanine Baum

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Daffodil Dress” by Jacquelyn Roesch-Sanchez

 

 

The  Artists:

 

Jane Lawton Baldridge

Chris Kling

Sue Klahne

Dinija Berkien

Mallo Bisset

Tepa Charles

Chad Periman

Chloey Griffin

Carolyn Walsh

Jacquelyn Roesch-Sanchez

Maria Miele

Jordan Silvia

Renee Keil

Carol Kepp

Sheryl Levine

Sally Browning Pearson

Jim & Tess Dirks

Cheryl Coté

Diana Rell Dean

Suzanne Connors

Billie Jo Thomson

Eduardo Gomez

Kimberly Beltrame

Torenzo Ganaway

Michaelann Bellerjeau

Deborah Bottorff

Lynn Morgan

MJ Dowling

Mark Stall

Laura Kay Darvill

Angela Krogen

Curt Whiticar Collection

Danuta Rothschild

Janis Clary

Geoffrey C. Smith

Barb Bucci

James J. DeMartis Collection

Ed Douglas

Judi LeBlanc

Robin Marshall

Raymond Reiland

Debra Terrio

Cynthia Cooper

Martha Quigley

 

 

 

 

PLEASE  NOTE:  STUDIO THREE WILL NOT BE OPEN

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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

 

 

 

Lynn Morgan

 

 

 

 

 

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

 

 

Michaelann Bellerjeau

 

 

 

 

Here are some of the locations where you can get a guide book:

*Harbor Ridge*Fox Club* Club Vista Pines* Monarch Country Club* Stuart Coffee* Morningside Pools* Down to Earth Yoga* Stuart Sailing Charter* Taiyo Sushi* Rufino’s Pizza* Roma Pizza* Tivoli Pizza* Perfect Smile Dental* Gypsea* Cotton Island* One Price Cleaners* Salon Appearances* Port St. Lucie Art League* Wagnolias* Twinkles* Elle Salon* UBS Financial* Key West Diner* Circle Bay Yacht Club* Monterey Golf and Yacht Club* Palm Cove Community Center* The Butcher Shop* Harper’s Pub* Armory Art Center

 

 

 

For more information:

 

info@MCOST.org

mcost.org

 

 

 

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