Fran Mann Goodman’s New Exhibit, “Wander And Wonder” Opens February 6 At The Delray Beach Library, Sharing Eye-Catching Colored Paintings And A Lesson In Pivoting When Life Throws A Curve Ball

Award winning abstract expressionist artist Fran Mann Goodman reveals not only her eye-catching colorful artistry, but a life lesson as she prepares for her upcoming exhibit,“Wander and Wonder”. The Exhibit will be an eclectic assortment of landscapes, florals and free flowing lines and shapes at the Delray Beach Library from February 6th through mid-March.  The public is welcome to a free Meet The Artist Reception on Wednesday, March 8. The Rickie Report shares the details and some sneak peeks. 

 

 

 

 

 

 

561-266-0194

100 West Atlantic Avenue    Delray Beach, FL 33444

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

“Fantasia” by Fran Mann Goodman

 

 

MEET   THE   ARTIST   RECEPTION  

 

 

WEDNESDAY,  MARCH 8, 2023

 

 

   6 – 8  PM

 

 

Library Hours:

Mon – Wed: 9AM – 8PM
Thu – Sat: 9AM – 5PM
Sun: 1PM – 5PM 

 

 

This exhibit runs February 6th through mid-March, 2023.

 

 

 

 

An award-winning abstract expressionist, Fran’s approach to the blank canvas is to fuse eye-catching color with pastes, gels, sands, paper towels, acrylic skins and other layering devices.  This adds dimension to the images, even the smallest ones. Giving little thought to their placement, she allows the application to evolve with each stroke. The effect creates a backdrop for stories and interpretations and a place for viewers to “wander and wonder”. 

 

 

 

Fran Mann Goodman

 

 

Although she was educated in fine art, Fran had never thought of herself as an abstract expressionist. She developed a successful career as an author, screenwriter and advocate for women’s beauty rights for which she drew the attention of the domestic and international media. She was featured in women’s magazines, on NPR and in The New York Times. 

 

 

 

 

 

“Beginning” by Fran Mann Goodman

 

 

 

 

In 2012, while working on a script for a second screenplay that had caught the attention of a Hollywood production company, she contracted Lyme disease. Severe pain in her fingers stopped her writing cold. She turned back to her art after realizing it was possible to hold a palette knife. That same year she studied under the legendary abstract expressionist Larry Poons at the Art Students League in New York while teaching abstract expressionism at the Morris Museum in Morristown, New Jersey. When she moved to Boca Raton in 2016, she was warmly received by the Florida art community.  

 

 

 

 

“Pot of Gold” by Fran Mann Goodman

 

Fran tells The Rickie Report, “When I couldn’t write on the computer, not even manage the space bar, I became very frustrated and depressed. Then, when I reconnected with painting, lifting a palette knife for the first time since my days at art school, it was a godsend for me. I realized I was not going to let anything stop me. The most important thing to do was to do the things I wanted to do in my life. And I wanted to both paint and teach.”

 

 

 

Watch This Video 

 

 

 

 

“Stellar” by Fran Mann Goodman

 

 

 

Fran is the scholarship chair of the National Association of Women Artists, Florida branch and co-chair of the art program for the Boca Raton chapter of the National League of American Pen Women. Her paintings have been exhibited in galleries in Manhattan, New Jersey, Toronto and Florida, and are in private collection in the US and Canada. Fran is a former instructor at Old School Square’a Creative Art School. She teaches an open level online class, blending art history with techniques in abstract expressionism. A keynote speaker and workshop leader, her collective projects have been featured in a variety of Florida media and on YouTube.  Fran is an alumnus of Chouinard Art Institute (Cal Arts). 

 

 

 

 

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

www.franmanngoodman.com

franspaintbox@yahoo.com

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LT: @link/annmannart  

 

 

 

 

 

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Wellington Art Society Features Ceramicist, Cynthia Zmetronak at Monthly Meeting On Wednesday, February 8, 2023. Non-Members Are Welcome To This Artist Networking Event

The Wellington Art Society will feature a presentation by ceramic artist, Cynthia Zmetronak on Wednesday, February 8, 2023.  She will share about the joyful life of being a maker and teaching others how to navigate their medium of choice.  The meeting and presentation will take place at the Wellington Community Center.  The event includes a meet and greet, a member spotlight, a brief meeting and Cynthia’s presentation.  The Rickie Report shares the details and some sneak peeks. The public is welcome!

 

 

 

Public Is Invited To

 

Wellington Art Society Meeting

 

Wednesday,  February 8, 2023

5:30 pm

 

 

 

Wellington  Community  Center

 

12150 Forest Hill Blvd.   Wellington, FL

 

 

 

PRESENTING:

 

 

CYNTHIA   ZMETRONAK

 

 

 

 

 

Open to members and non-members

 

 

 

For more information contact: Laura Jaffe, presidentofwas@gmail.com

 

 COVID-19 protocols will be observed. 

 

Tea Pot by Cynthia Zmetronak

 

 

 

 

 

Cynthia Zmetronak began her artistic journey by creating delightfully tactile mud pies as a small child. She continued to develop her skills with clay at Girl Scouts as well as in the wonderful art programs in the New Jersey Public Schools System. She went on to earn both undergraduate and graduate degrees in Art Education with a concentration in Ceramics from Montclair University and Florida Atlantic University (FAU). Her passion for teaching led to a career teaching art to students from age 4 to 99. A life-long-student herself, Cynthia’s retirement only fueled her passion for learning, as she pursued clay-based workshops online and in person. She has studied at Arrowmont School of Arts and Crafts in Tennessee, Haystack Mountain School of Crafts in Maine, Anderson Ranch Arts Center in Colorado and Penland School of Crafts where she also earned a winter residency. 

 

 

 

 

Mugs by Cynthia Zmetronak

 

 

 

Locally, Cynthia is the current Vice President of the Ceramic League of the Palm Beaches and an alumni and active member of the FAU Potters Guild. In addition, she teaches at the Boca Raton Museum of Art School and the Levis JCC Sandler Center in Boca Raton. She says, “I enjoy teaching students how to manipulate an ancient material and make an original piece of their own.” When she is not teaching, she can be found creating in her home studio in Parkland, Florida or her summer studio in Canada. Cynthia believes in using her art to make a difference. Because of her love of animals, she has held fund raising events to help organizations providing care for wildlife affected by wildfires in both the US and Australia. The proceeds from the sale of her pottery at these events have been used to support organizations such as the UC Davis Burn Unit for Animals, Catskill Animal Sanctuary, Wombat Rescue and Koala Rescues. 

 

 

 

 

 

Spoon rest by Cynthia Zmetronak

 

 

 

 

Another way that Cynthia and her students give back to the community is through an organization called Empty Bowls. In February, FAU Potters Guild is holding an Empty Bowls event where students, staff and alumni will be donating their ceramic bowls for purchase with soup and bread. Proceeds will be split between the Caring Kitchen in Delray Beach and The Tri- County Animal Shelter of Palm Beach County, helping to feed both our two- and four-legged friends. To see her work, visit Cynthia’s upcoming exhibition during the annual JCC show and sale, beginning on March 9th at the Sandler Center. She will also have works displayed in the Sandler Center Gallery. She also exhibits her work twice a year in a show for alumni, staff and students of FAU. Their next show and sale will be in May. Her work is also on display at the Boca Raton Museum of Art School gift shop and on Etsy at https://www.etsy.com/shop/theghostorchidart .

 

Learn more about Cynthia Zmetronak and her classes and works by visiting https://bocamuseum.org/art-school/instructors/cynthia-zmetronak and follow her on Instagram @cynthiazmetronak.

 

 

The Wellington Art Society is a non-profit charitable organization in its 41st year. It is open to artists of all mediums and patrons of the arts, allowing both local and regional artists to display their artwork in local galleries, interact with other artists and serve the community through their art. For further information about the Wellington Art Society, please visit www.wellingtonartsociety.org

 

 

 

 

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2023 International Kinetic Biennial Friday, January 27 To Sunday, January 29 Highlights Indoor Kinetic Artworks In Boynton Beach

The City of Boynton Beach’s Art in Public Places program brings the 6th Kinetic Art Exhibit, showcasing international, national, and local luminaries on Friday, January 27 through Sunday, January 2023.  The FREE Events take place outdoors and indoors, with opportunities to interact with the displays and speak with the artists.  How exciting that this family friendly event takes place in our backyard!  Enjoy live music and food trucks, performances and more.   The Rickie Report shares the details and a few sneak peeks of the INDOOR KINETIC ARTISTS

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Friday, January 27, 2023   10 am – 6 pm

Sunday, January 29, 2023   11 am – 5 pm 

 

Location:

Downtown Boynton: E. Ocean Ave. from NE 1st St. to Federal Hwy., north to Boynton Beach Blvd. east to the Boynton Harbor Marina

 

 

“Red Sphere” by Wuilfredo Soto

 

 

What is Kinetic Art? Kinetic Art is a form of art that depends on movement for its effect. The word kinetic means relating to motion. Since the early 20th Century, artists have been incorporating movement into art. This has been partly to explore the possibilities of movement, partly to introduce the element of time, partly to reflect the importance of the machine and technology in the modern world and partly to explore the nature of vision

 

 

 

Kinetic sculpture by Jim Bond

 

The Kinetic Biennial is a free art exhibit and symposium of artists, designers, and performers to engage the Boynton community and South Florida visitors in contemporary kinetic art.  The Biennial demonstrates the interconnectedness of art and technology and leverages human fascination with movement.

 

 

 

“Luminary No.4 ” by Frank Hyder

 

 

 

The 6th Kinetic Biennial presents outdoor kinetic artworks and turbines for 10 months in downtown Boynton Beach starting on Friday, January 27, 2023. The opening weekend includes indoor art exhibitions, artist and designer talks, student displays, turbine demonstrations, light projections, and choreographed motion performances with community volunteers.   Live music, food trucks, artist booths, and other activities will add to the festive atmosphere.

 

 

 

 

“Yes Man” by Carlos Rancaño

 

 

 

INDOOR ARTISTS:

Bruce Shapiro, Sisyphus Industries | Edina, MN

Carlos Rancaño | Miami, FL

Diego Ruiz Acosta | Spain

Frank Hyder | Miami, FL

Glen Farley | Norway

Guy Beckles | Boca Raton, FL

Jim Bond | United Kingdom

Karolina Maszkiewicz | California

Lu Lyu | Pittsburgh, PA

Markus Schmölz |

Michelle Drummond | Delray Beach, FL

Mohamdreza Yazdi | Iran

Sean DeFreitas | Fort Lauderdale, FL

Sean Ward | Wichita, KS

Sterling Rook | Miami, FL

Tom Brewitz | Boynton Beach, FL

Walter Rossi | Brooklyn, NY

Wuilfredo Soto | Miami, FL

Chris Eliades | Boynton Beach, FL

 

 

 

 

For more information, please visit:

 https://www.boynton-beach.org/kinetic.

 

 

 

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Artists Eye Gallery & Boutique In Lake Worth Offers Oil/Acrylic Classes, Watercolor Classes And Drawing Classes Plus A New Exhibit, “Communicate”, Exploring What Art Means To You

The Artists Eye Gallery & Boutique invites you to its 2023  SEASON exploring “Communicate: How Does Art Speak To You?” on view NOW through Saturday, February 4, 2023.  Also NEW: Watercolor Classes with Ed Bianchi (Start February 1); Drawing Classes with Darcy Doiel (Start February 1); Oil/Acrylic Painting Classes with Lynn Peterson (Start February 4).   Browse the Boutique for one-of-a-kind affordable handmade gifts. The Rickie Report shares the details and some sneak peeks here.

  

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Quick View of Gallery

 

 

 

 

Free  Admission  and  Parking

Gallery Hours:   Tuesday thru Sunday    Noon – 4 pm

Show runs January 10 To February 4, 2023

 

 

 

 

J  O  I  N         U  S  !

 

 

 

 

For more information  about this exhibit, future exhibits, classes, workshops, or membership:

604 Lucerne Avenue    Lake Worth, FL  33460

561.586.6666     lwartleague.org

 

Gallery Hours:   Tuesday thru Sunday    Noon – 4 pm

 

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2023 International Kinetic Biennial Kicks Off Friday, January 27 Through Sunday, January 29. Free Outdoor Artworks Plus Interactive Installations Are Included

The City of Boynton Beach’s Art in Public Places program brings the 6th Kinetic Art Exhibit, showcasing international, national, and local luminaries on Friday, January 27 through Sunday, January 2023.  The FREE Events take place outdoors and indoors, with opportunities to interact with the displays and speak with the artists.  How exciting that this family friendly event takes place in our backyard!  Enjoy live music and food trucks, performances and more.   The Rickie Report shares the details and a few sneak peeks of the OUTDOOR ARTISTS

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Friday, January 27, 2023   10 am – 6 pm

Sunday, January 29, 2023   11 am – 5 pm 

 

Location:

Downtown Boynton: E. Ocean Ave. from NE 1st St. to Federal Hwy., north to Boynton Beach Blvd. east to the Boynton Harbor Marina

 

 

 

“Hammer and Nail” by Daniel Frazier

 

 

The Kinetic Biennial is a free art exhibit and symposium of artists, designers, and performers to engage the Boynton community and South Florida visitors in contemporary kinetic art.  The Biennial demonstrates the interconnectedness of art and technology and leverages human fascination with movement.

 

 

 

“Neon House”

 

 

The 6th Kinetic Biennial presents outdoor kinetic artworks and turbines for 10 months in downtown Boynton Beach starting on Friday, January 27, 2023. The opening weekend includes indoor art exhibitions, artist and designer talks, student displays, turbine demonstrations, light projections, and choreographed motion performances with community volunteers.   Live music, food trucks, artist booths, and other activities will add to the festive atmosphere.

 

 

Vinyl Mural by Laurence Gartel

 

 

What is Kinetic Art? Kinetic Art is a form of art that depends on movement for its effect. The word kinetic means relating to motion. Since the early 20th Century, artists have been incorporating movement into art. This has been partly to explore the possibilities of movement, partly to introduce the element of time, partly to reflect the importance of the machine and technology in the modern world and partly to explore the nature of vision.

 

 

 

 

 

Sculpture by Joseph Choma

 

 

 

 

 

 

OUTDOOR ARTISTS:

13 Outside Kinetic Sculptures and Op Art Vinyl Murals

 

  • Dadang Christanto | Indonesia

  • Lin Emery | New Orleans, LA (Loan from Beth Rudin DeWoody)

  • Daniel Frazier | Brooklyn, NY

  • Laurence Gartel | Fort Lauderdale, FL

  • NEON: Mark Nixon & Viliina Koivisto | UK

  • Dr. Alex Rodriguez | Atlanta, GA

  • Eugene Perry | Orlando, FL

  • John Poche | New Orleands, LA

  • Joseph Choma & Tayam Tram  | Boca Raton, FL

  • Sinisa Kukec | Miami, FL

  • Sterling Rook | Miami, FL

 

 

 

 

 

 

For more information, please visit:

 https://www.boynton-beach.org/kinetic.

 

 

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Pub At The Hub In Delray Beach Opens Call To Artists And Invites Public To “Come To Your Senses” January 21, 2023 With A Curated Art Sale, Food From South Florida’s Top Chefs, Spirits, And Music

The Pub at the Hub at Space of Mind, a creative community center located in Delray Beach is Calling For Artists in South Florida (Brevard, Indian River, St. Lucie, Martin, Palm Beach, Broward, Dade Counties) to “Come To Your Senses”.  Submissions are due January 3, 2023. No fee to enter! This curated art show & sale includes food from South Florida’s top chefs, spirits and music and is open to ages 21 and up at the Opening Reception on Saturday, January 21, 2023. Raise your spirits and the funds to finish the Community Classroom Kitchen, a culinary school and workforce training program. The Rickie Report shares the details here.  

 

 

 

The Hub at Space of Mind
101 NW 1st Ave.    Delray Beach, FL 33444

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Public    Reception

Saturday, January 21, 2023

7 – 11 pm

 

 

 

BUY   YOUR   TICKETS

 

 

 

 

 

 

*Applicants must be 18 years of age and up

Regional County Eligibility:

Brevard, Indian River, St. Lucie, Martin, Palm Beach, Broward, Dade

 

 

 

 

 

APPLY     HERE

 

 

 

 

 

 

BUY   YOUR   TICKETS

 

 

 

This annual event celebrates creativity as the secret ingredient for learning – and living. Tapping the five senses, the evening’s artistic energy will radiate that elusive sixth sense, the intuition to find and follow what’s good for us & what inspires us to create a life worth craving. The Hub at Space of Mind, a creative community center, will wow you with culinary tastings from South Florida’s top chefs and farms, art curated from professional and student artists by The Peach, music from South Florida’s Latin-Reggae-Funky Xperimento and spirits from selected vendors. This party will raise your spirit and the funds to finish the Community Classroom Kitchen, a culinary school and workforce training program.

 

 

Curators: Craig McInnis, The Peach, Chelsea Graubert, Space of Mind

Fee: Free, this is an open call to all artists. Please submit your work no later than January 3, 2023.

Commission: 60/40 split. Artists will receive 60% of the net proceeds of the sale, and the coordinators will receive 40% of the net proceeds of any sale of artwork

Prize: Artists participating in Pub at The Hub will be eligible to win a People’s Choice award based on the votes of the guests.

Artwork Eligibility

  • Paintings, drawings, photography, sculptures, installations, mixed media (hand created), jewelry are eligible. 
  • NO DIGITAL ART OF ANY KIND (with exception of photography). Digital reproductions, giclées or prints will not be eligible for the exhibition. 
  • 2D artists can submit a MAXIMUM of THREE different images.
  • 3D artists can submit a MAXIMUM OF THREE CONCEPTS. However, you can show different angles of the same subject.
  • Maximum dimensions for 2D work is 4’x4’ (48”x48”) NO LARGER
  • Maximum dimensions for 3D work is Open. Will be determined by the jurors. Artists will be responsible for placement on the floor. 
  • Original work only created by the artist submitting. If work is created as a collaboration with another artist who did not submit to the call, the collaborating artist must submit a letter of approval.
  • Jewelry will only be accepted if the artist is providing his or her own unique way to display.
  • If the artist exhibited with Pub at The Hub in 2020, please do not re-submit the same work. Any previous work submitted will be disqualified.

 

Pricing:

  • All artworks must be for sale and must have a minimum price of $1500, unless it is a series meant to be sold together but can be sold separately. (E.g.: A quadtych series for $375 each or $1500 for the series.) Maximum price cap is $15,000 with the exception of series or installations that can be sold separately. (E.g: Installation valued at $15,000 but each piece sold separately is $1500 each.)
  • Jewelry must have a minimum price of $500, unless it is a series meant to be sold together, but can be sold separately. You will be responsible for your own displays. 

After Acceptance:

  • If the submitted artwork becomes unavailable, the artist must contact the coordinators immediately.
  • Artist agrees to provide quality and tasteful work that best represents the format of Pub at The Hub . All art must be ready to hang or install. The committee can reject any work if not presentation ready. Must be framed, have hanging devices, be gallery wrapped and edges treated and painted. No cracks, sloppy edges, or incomplete work will be accepted. Any work not presentation ready will be rejected. It is recommended that acrylic and not glass is used in the framing. Artwork must be labeled on the back with the artist’s name, title, medium & gallery price. 
  • Pub at The Hub will not be providing pedestals. The artist provided pedestal for the display must be white and in pristine condition.

 

 

For more information:

The Hub at Space of Mind
101 NW 1st Avenue     Delray Beach, FL 33444

EventBrite https://www.eventbrite.com/e/pub-at-the-hub-tickets-339940590457

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/spaceofmindstudio

The Facebook event can be found here.

Instagram@findspaceofmind

 

 

 

 

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Wellington Art Society Features Ralph Papa As Guest Speaker At December 14 Meeting. Meet All Of The Artists And Enjoy Ralph’s Presentation

The Wellington Art Society will feature plein air painter and gallery ownerRalph Papa for their December 14, 2022 meeting. The meeting and presentation will take place at the Wellington Community Center. The meeting includes a meet and greet, a member spotlight, a brief meeting and Ralph’s presentation about his personal journey with art and the importance of art in Palm Beach County and beyond.  The Rickie Report shares the details and some sneak peeks. The public is welcome!

 

 

 

Public Is Invited To

 

Wellington Art Society Meeting

 

Wednesday,  December 14, 2022

 

5:30 pm

 

 

 

Wellington  Community  Center

 

12150 Forest Hill Blvd.   Wellington, FL

 

 

 

PRESENTING:

 

 

RALPH     PAPA

 

 

 

 

Open to members and non-members

 

 

For more information contact: Laura Jaffe, presidentofwas@gmail.com

 

 COVID-19 protocols will be observed. 

 

 

 

 

Ralph Papa painting en plein air

 

 

 

Born and raised in New York City’s East Harlem, Ralph Papa has had a life-long fascination with drawing and painting. His natural talent led him to study art and architecture at Queens College and City College of New York. He also spent his evenings painting with the Art Students League. By the early 1980’s, Papa was regularly painting en plein air in the Hudson Valley and Long Island Hamptons and later in Southeast Florida. In 2003, he discovered a passion for teaching and began offering drawing, painting and plein air workshops throughout Palm Beach County. 

 

 

 

 

 

Ralph Papa painting en plein air in Italy

 

 

 

In addition to being a visual artist, Papa is also an art activist through his work with local art organizations. He is co-founder of Plein Air Palm Beach, and a Signature Member and Past President of the Artists Guild of the Boca Raton Museum of Art. Papa also has painted in France and Italy and has been instrumental in Boynton Beach becoming a “Sister City” with Farindola in the Abruzzo Region of Italy. 

 

 

 

 

“By The Tracks” by Ralph Papa

 

 

A prolific painter, Papa’s subjects range from real and imagined themes, figurative, portraits and plein air painting. He says, “I’m more fascinated with the actual process of creating an artwork, finding it energizing and even more fulfilling than arriving at the end product of the finished work.” 

 

 

 

Ralph Papa painting some finishing touches on a painting

 

 

Ralph Papa’s artworks are in public and private collections across the United States, Canada and Europe and can be viewed at plein air The Artists Association in Boca Raton, The Neighborhood Gallery in Boynton Beach and on his website at https://www.ralphpapa.com

 

 

 

The Wellington Art Society is a non-profit charitable organization in its 41st year. It is open to artists of all mediums and patrons of the arts, allowing both local and regional artists to display their artwork in local galleries, interact with other artists and serve the community through their art. For further information about the Wellington Art Society, please visit www.wellingtonartsociety.org

 

 

 

 

 

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Artists Of Palm Beach County Joins The New Studio For The Visual Arts To Present “Art Showcase & Holiday Sale, Give The Gift Of Art” Opens Tonight Through December 22 With Special Events On Saturdays, December 3rd and 10th

Artists of Palm Beach County, Inc. (APBC) is pleased to announce that it will be joining The New Studio For The Visual Arts in presenting “Art Showcase & Holiday Sale, Give the Gift of Art.”  The Art Show runs from December 2, 2022 through December 22, 2022, and APBC is excited to take part in two Special Saturdays, December 3rd and 10th when the Gallery will be open from 11AM to 4PM giving everyone the opportunity to find the perfect gift of art. The Rickie Report shares the details and some sneak peeks.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

The work of a number of artists in a variety of mediums including oils, pastels, and watercolors plus photography, drawings, jewelry, mixed media, collage, glass, ceramics and books will be displayed on tables as well as the paintings that cover the walls. Treat yourself and your loved ones to art this season.

Give   art   for   the   holidays!

 

 

Gift certificates for Classes and Workshops will be available! 

 

For directions or other gallery information, call 561-295-5712

www.thenewstudiova.net

561.295.5712

 

 

 

 

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The Artists’ Studio And Gallery Of Tequesta Presents A Free Holiday Open House December 1

The Artists’ Studio And Gallery Of Tequesta offers original fine art in a relaxed setting in the Gallery North Plaza near the Lighthouse ArtCenter.  The public is welcome to the Holiday Open House on Thursday, December 1, 2022.  Meet the five core artists: Marie Cardi Etherington, Suzanne Fico, Kathy Kauss, Jerry Oliver, and Joseph Bennet Pierre. Featured wall artists include:  Susan Weinbrenner, Jim Sechiano, Bill Rose, Jeni Morton and William Rodriquez. Special Lighthouse ArtCenter Faculty guests include: Chad Steve, Carolyn Austin, Eduardo Gomez, Jeni Licata, and Barbara Powell The Rickie Report shares the details of the Open House and some sneak peeks of artworks worthy to set the tone in your home or office.

 

 

 

 

 

 

Public   Is   Invited   To   A   Free

 

 

~ Holiday   Open   House ~

 

 

Thursday, December 1, 2022

 

 

 5 – 7:30  pm

 

 

 

Studio & Gallery Hours:

Tuesday  to  Friday 10 – 4       

Saturday  &  Sunday    11 – 3

 

 

Gallery Square North  

385 Tequesta Drive  Tequesta, FL 33469

618.645.0151    or        561.339.3314

 

 

 

 

http://Artistsgallerytequesta.com/

 

 

 

“Ocean Calling” by Marie Cardi Etherington

 

 

 

Marie   Cardi   Etherington

 

Marie Cardi Etherington draws her inspiration from an early interest in textile, a passion for science and art of gardening, and explorations of exotic locations around the continents.  Her approach is expressionistic and invites the viewer to feel the mood as she, herself experienced it during the painting process. To Marie, “Color is form”.  An early interest in pre-Columbian art lead her to textiles and weaving.  Manipulating threads with a four-harness loom created a pathway for her to express herself with color.  Then she experienced the buttery movement of oil paints and switched from threads and loom to paint and canvas.

 

Marie tells The Rickie Report, “I paint for the moment.  My goal is to bring the viewer in, to look at the everyday world in a new way, because that is how I have painted it. Marie’s artworks can be found in public and private collections around the globe.  Marie studied with the late Terry Oakes Bourret (in CT), Hugh O’Neill ( FL and Ireland), and John Traynor (NH). She holds a degree from University of NH and continued her studies at Cornell University and Albertus Magnus College. Marie has exhibited at numerous juried shows including: The Lyme Art Association, the Clinton Art Society ( where she is an elected member), at Jupiter Medical Center, and Lighthouse ArtCenter.

 

An accredited Federated Garden Club of America flower show master judge, Marie draws a sense of design and space from the world of gardening.  Her designs have been sold in such places as luxury retailer, Henri Bendel in New York. Marie enjoys painting outdoors in New England as well as Jupiter, FL.  For more information: www.cardietherington.com

 

 

 

 

“The Tree” by Suzanne Fico

 

 

Suzanne   Fico

 

 

Suzanne Fico is from New York, where her interest in capturing the beauty of birds and nature began. She created her first oil painting at the age of 15, comes form a family of artists, and is inspired by her mother.  Suzanne, who has been painting for over a decade, is primarily self taught and she has furthered her studies at the Lighthouse ArtCenter.  Suzanne is currently an art instructor at Morselife and other senior facilities.  Her paintings have been included in juried exhibits at both the Lighthouse ArtCenter and Artist Studio and Gallery of Tequesta.  Suzanne tells The Rickie Report, “My medium of choice is oil and acrylic.  I paint a wide variety of subjects.”  She excels in capturing the beauty of birds, where she has her widest audience appeal.

 

 

 

 

Wading heron by Kathy Kauss

 

 

Kathy   Kauss

 

Kathy Kauss is a well known Jupiter artist who paints primarily in oils.  She is a 40 year resident of the area and finds her inspiration in the rich, colorful, tropical landscapes of this unique area.  Kathy is a member of the Jupiter Lighthouse Gallery and her work can be found at her studio at The Artists’ Studio and Gallery of Tequesta.  Kathy tells The Rickie Report, “When I paint, I try to capture a moment in time as well as all the feelings and emotions. I strive to be creative, focusing on the narrative of each painting, while bringing them alive, as I pay attention to the lights and shadows.”

 

 

 

 

“Fish Bowl” by Jerry Oliver

 

 

Jerry  Oliver

 

Jerry Oliver was raised on a farm in Kentucky.  After marrying, she moved to southern Illinois where she and her husband, Charles, raised their daughter, Rae.  During those years, Jerry painted in oils and took workshops with several well-known artists.  Her earliest works were influenced by a group of artists from Paducah, KY.  The Paducah Area Painter’s Alliance embraces artists from the mid-west. Jerry’s artwork has been featured in three Solo Exhibits and she was commissioned by the Arts Council of Illinois to create a new work for their college campus. The City of Paducah chose Jerry as one of the main artists to paint a children’s alphabet and art book, “P’ is for Paducah”.

 

Jerry has moved her focus from scenes of the Kentucky Ohio River Valley to South Florida.  She tells The Rickie Report, “Every day is a new adventure as I paint my journey through life. I love my surroundings and gain inspiration from them. I am thankful for her God given talent and firmly believes that everything is possible through him.”  For more information:  http://www.jerryoliverartgallery.com

 

 

 

 

 

“Diva” by Joseph Bennett Pierre

 

 

 

Joseph  Bennett  Pierre

 

 

Joseph Bennett Pierre enjoyed drawing since the early age of six.  In 1970, at a low point in his life, he returned to his art. In college, he pursued a BA and MA in Fine Arts at New Jersey City University.  Joseph joined a group of African American artists, who displayed their artworks at the Urban League Gallery in New York City.  He also displayed his art in various libraries and other venues in New Jersey, where he resided.  A long hiatus ensued as Joe’s energies were focused on his career in education. He won outstanding awards in both teaching and administration.  We can see how his philosophy of art is his life mantra: “Art is forever evolving and one always learns something new.”

 

In 1995, Joseph’s interest in art was reignited as he dealt with the stress of care taking his ill mother.  Painting, drawing, and sculpture proved again, to be positive outlets!  In 2004, Joseph moved to North Palm Beach, FL with his wife and mother.  He enrolled in the Armory Art Center and the Lighthouse ArtCenter, taking classes.  From 2005, his work has been exhibited at Lighthouse ArtCenter where “Tears of Haiti” won “Best Of Show”.  His painting, “Sharecropper” received Honorable Mention at a later exhibit there.  His artworks have shown in Sag Harbor, NY; Martha’s Vineyard, MA; and he is currently at the Sarasota Art Center in Sarasota, FL.  His Solo exhibit in 2011 at Art On Park Gallery in Lake Park,FL was a big success.

 

 

 

Featured wall artists:  

Susan Weinbrenner

Jim Sechiano

Bill Rose

Jeni Morton

William Rodriquez

Special Lighthouse ArtCenter Faculty guests:

Chad Steve

Carolyn Austin

Eduardo Gomez

Jeni Licata

Barbara Powell

 

 

 

For more information  Call:  

618.645.0151    or        561.339.3314

For information about hanging your artwork here:

Call 561.339.3314

Gallery Square North  

385 Tequesta Drive  Tequesta, FL 33469

http://Artistsgallerytequesta.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

 

 

 

Armory Art Center’s 6th Annual West Palm Beach Arts Festival Saturday, December 3 And Sunday, December 4. Free Admission To Galleries, Class Previews, Art, And Entertainment

The Armory Art Center’s 6th Annual West Palm Beach Arts Festival returns on Saturday and Sunday, December 3 – 4, 2022. This exciting array of works by local and out of town artists, live music, demonstrations, food trucks, and a new KIDS ZONE is courtesy of the Laurence W. Levine Foundation.  Admission is free!  Check out the upcoming Classes and Workshops – sign up over the weekend and get a discount on classes. The Rickie Report shares the details and some photos. 

 

 

 

 

 

Armory Art Center Campus
811 Park Place  West Palm Beach, FL 33401

 

 

 

 

6th ANNUAL

WEST   PALM   BEACH   ARTS   FESTIVAL

 

Saturday and Sunday, December 3 – 4, 2022

 

10 am to 4 pm

 

 

OPEN  HOUSE   –

DISCOUNT  ON CLASS ENROLLMENT

 

 

SATURDAY, DECEMBER 3      NOON – 2 PM

 

 

 

FREE    ADMISSION

 

Armory Art Center Campus

811 Park Place  West Palm Beach, FL 33401

 

 

 

Let your inner artist shine! During the festival, the Armory will also offer an open house in Montgomery Hall on Saturday, Dec. 3 from noon to 2 p.m. for those interested in attending an art class. Anyone who enrolls in an 8-week class onsite during the open house will receive 25% off tuition (does not apply to workshops or pop-ups).

 

 

 

 

 

“We look forward to enjoying South Florida’s beautiful winter weather and vibrant art scene at our annual festival,” said John Suau, CEO. “At the Armory, we value giving our neighbors the chance to enjoy the arts in an accessible, fun way. By purchasing goods from artists or signing up for a class at our campus, visitors contribute to the Armory Art Center’s mission of inspiring people to create and experience art—and to its vision of becoming the community’s leading resource for arts education.”

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

During the festival, the “Armory Student & Faculty Show” “Radiant Nation: Masks” will be on display in Montgomery Hall and the East Gallery. The faculty and student show highlights works by Armory students and educators in the departments of ceramics, sculpture, jewelry and 2D artwork. “Radiant Nation” features a collection of reimagined radiotherapy masks transformed by artists and cancer survivors into vibrant, powerful forms of expression. Guests can enjoy the exhibitions for free on both days, from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. daily.

 

 

 

 

 

 

Shop til you drop! Scheduled at the perfect time for great weather and holiday shopping, artisan tents will be located outdoors in the Armory’s sculpture garden and in the parking lot. Guests will be able to browse and find unique gifts for loved ones this holiday season—from handmade jewelry to paintings and more.

 

 

 

 

 

Visitors can also enjoy live entertainment from South Florida musical artists. From rock and folk to jazz and Celtic music, the festival offers something for everyone, including:

 

 

  • Jazz by Neil Bacher and Friends (Dec. 3, 11 a.m.)

  • The Palm Beach State College Progressive Jazz Sextet (Dec. 3, 1 p.m.)

  • Roaring Kelly Band (Dec. 3, 3 p.m.)

  • The Smokeboss Militia (Dec. 4, 11 a.m.)

  • Gypsy String Revival (Dec. 4, 2 p.m.)

 

 

 

 

About the West Palm Beach Art Festival:

This annual event brings in roughly 6,000 visitors and 100 artists and is well-publicized by local media reporting, media sponsorships, advertising, and social media. Scheduled at the perfect time for holiday shopping, vendors will reach affluent Palm Beach and Broward County residents, plus engage our large seasonal tourist population.

The Armory’s state-of-the-art campus hosts space for up to 10’x10’ tents, socially distanced, throughout its space. Tents will be located outdoors in the sculpture garden and in the parking lot.

The Armory Art Center is on the south end of Howard Park within walking distance of the Kravis Center for the Performing Arts, the Palm Beach Convention Center, Hilton West Palm Beach, and The Square—a premier shopping, dining, and entertainment destination.

Artists will have the opportunity to interact with the public through art demos and booth chats. Live music, food, and activities for kids make the festival a perfect experience for all.

The Armory Art Center follows CDC guidelines related to COVID-19 health and safety precautions.

 

 

About the Armory Art Center:

The Armory Art Center’s art school and galleries provide creative opportunities to enhance your life. The Armory has served the community for over 30 years. The mission of the Armory Art Center is to inspire the creation and experience of art and the Armory’s vision is to be the leading community resource for arts education. Serving over 3,000 students annually, the Armory Art Center offers 160 courses per term in six terms throughout the year to students ranging in age from pre-school to retiree. Classes in drawing, painting, photography, jewelry, fiber & textiles, ceramics, and sculpture are held in 12 state-of–the-art studios. Twelve exhibitions are hosted annually in three galleries. Exhibitions, lectures, and special events are open to the public.

For information, visit www.armoryart.org or call (561) 832.1776

The Armory Art Center is located at 811 Park Place, West Palm Beach, FL 33401

 

 

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