“Arboreal” At Bailey Contemporary Arts Is Inspired By Human Interaction With Natural Environment. Curated By International Renowned Sharon Lee Hart

Bailey Contemporary Arts (BaCA) in Pompano Beach is proud to present Arboreal”, an exhibition inspired by the lives of trees and human interaction within a natural environment. The free exhibit is available now through June 28, 2019. Curator, Sharon Lee Hart, visually explores relationships between humans, other animals, and the natural world. Her work has been exhibited throughout the U.S. and internationally. Fifteen artists are taking part.  The Rickie Report shares the details and some sneak peeks.  

 

 

 

 

 

Bailey Contemporary Arts

41 NE 1st Street      Pompano Beach, FL 33060

954-786-7879     baileyarts.org

 Tuesday through Friday: 10 am – 6 pm Saturday: 10 am – 4 pm

Sundays & Mondays: CLOSED

Offering contemporary art exhibits, workshops & classes!

 

 

 

Bailey Contemporary Arts Presents

 A   Mixed   Medium,   the   Art   of   Trees  

A  Group  Exhibition:   Arboreal

 

Exhibit is available through June 28, 2019

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

While grandiose trees easily catch our eye, this exhibition highlights the exquisite character of their unexpected and humble comrades. From preserved, pristine cherry blossoms encased in ice to A-bomb survivors in Hiroshima, trees and their parts continually school us on the process of growth, decay, and resurrection.  “This exhibition features the vibrant hues of nature and the tremendous range of nature’s canopies,” said Phyllis Korab, Cultural Affairs Director. “The artists capture the essence of why we strive to preserve our natural environment.”

 

 

 

The lives of trees and humans are intertwined, with trees being the giver in this arguably unbalanced relationship. Trees provide oxygen, shelter, food, protection, among other things necessary for human survival. Though paradoxically underappreciated and worshiped, there is no denying trees have a profound impact on our psyche. This collection of painting, sculpture, installation, mixed-media, and photo-based work is a glimpse into how 12 divergent artists interpret and respond to trees, real and imagined.

 

 

Featured Artists:

Kate Hawkes

Mario Marzan

Sammi Mclean

Elin O’Hara Slavick

Roger Boulay

Maria Britton

Ivan Santiago

Mike Dillow

Sharon Lee Hart

William Cordova

Izel Vargas

Carol Prusa

Nick Gilmore

Roberto Navarrette

Susanne Slavick

 

 

 

Curated by Sharon Lee Hart, she has visually explored relationships between humans, other animals, and the natural world. Her work has been exhibited throughout the U.S. and internationally. Hart’s photographs are in several permanent collections, including The Nelson-Atkins Museum of Art. She maintains an active studio practice and is the Head of Photography and an Assistant Professor of Art at Florida Atlantic University.

 

 

 

 

 

About Bailey Contemporary Arts

The mission of the Bailey Contemporary Arts (BaCA) is to cultivate, incubate and nurture a vibrant visual arts community that enriches Pompano Beach and its goal of being a nexus of art, creativity, diversity, and inspiration.  Serving as an incubator for artistic innovation and education, the staff of BaCA amalgamates emerging local and national artists with industry professionals to elevate the creative process. Located in the historic Bailey Hotel building, which was, at one point, the center of a thriving downtown in Pompano Beach. Built in 1923, the historic Bailey Hotel is the second oldest remaining building (right behind the old Farmer’s Bank building next door) and is part of the longest contiguous collection of historic buildings in Broward County.     baileyarts.org

 

 

About the Pompano Beach Cultural Affairs Department

The mission of the Pompano Beach Cultural Affairs Department is to provide cultural programming that includes the visual arts, music, film, theater, dance, public art, history, and historic preservation for the enjoyment and enrichment of residents of and visitors to Pompano Beach, Broward County, and the greater South Florida area. The department programs and manages the City’s premiere cultural arts venues including the Pompano Beach Cultural Center, Historical Ali Cultural Arts, Bailey Contemporary Arts, the Pompano Beach Amphitheater, and the Blanche Ely Historical Home. The department also oversees the City’s Public Art Program and the Pompano Beach “Crossroads” multi-disciplinary initiative. ccpompano.org

 

 

 

 

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Explore Palette Knife Painting At A Master Workshop With Internationally Renowned Artist, MaiYap On Saturday, May 18 At Yvette Michele Studio In Ft. Lauderdale

We’re not sure when MaiYap sleeps, because this internationally renowned artist is so prolific!  Join her on Saturday, May 18 for a Palette Knife Master Class in Fort Lauderdale.  MaiYap is available to teach or give a demonstration to your local arts group, as well as speak about her bright and vibrant artworks.  As she travels the globe ( her next exhibit is in Seoul, Korea), MaiYap always makes time to create, which in turn, inspires others!  The Rickie Report shares the details about this workshop, where to see her artwork, plus some sneak peeks.

 

 

 

“Three Pears” by MaiYap

 

Palette Knife Painting Master Workshop

$75 plus materials. Supply lists will be emailed after registration

 

Register Here!

*This workshop is for artists or people with some experience with painting, not for complete beginners.

 

Saturday May 18th, 2019

 10:00 am to 3:00pm

 

Deadline for registration is May 16th, 2019

 

At:

 Yvette Michele Studio

117 NW 5th Street    Fort Lauderdale, FL  33301

  Phone: 954.372.0096

 

 

Born in the Republic of Panama to Chinese parents, MaiYap has been able to magically blend East and West on canvas. Within the walls of her parent’s home, she was immersed in the beauty, balance and perfection of millennial traditions passed on from one generation to another. Once outside these walls, her senses were overcome by the amazing colors, sounds and energy of the Tropics.

 

 

“Happy For You” by MaiYap

 

 

She tells The Rickie Report, “Panama provided a bustling backdrop of exciting people, places, and music. Most importantly, its natural surroundings provided the perfect artistic inspiration to imagine and create my magnificent flowers and unique landscapes. It also gave me the courage to voice my concerns and fears about our planet’s welfare through my powerful environmental abstracts”.

 

 

“Boat at Dawn” by MaiYap

 

 

MaiYap asks herself: “Who am I? Where am I going? How can I help the most”?

She says, “The constant search for my true identity, my place in the world and the struggle to preserve our planet are at the heart of all my art pursuits. Painting very detailed and colorful flowers has helped me to reconcile my Chinese background with the vibrant Panamanian world. The wish to anchor myself in this rapid ever-changing world drove me to study the subject of impermanence while depicting the passing clouds and difficult atmospheres. Through the practice of mindfulness meditation I continue to grow while trying to make sense of it all.  My environmental abstracts are the answer to one of my deepest concerns and where life inquiry continues to thrive”.

 

 

“Anecdote of an Inquisitive Mind” by MaiYap

 

 

MaiYap has been interviewed recently:

VoyageMiami

Art Hive Magazine

 

 

MaiYap has exhibited at over 100 International Art Fairs including: Beijing and Shanghai, China, Morocco, Korea, Colombia, and Panama.  She has also exhibited nationally in museums, universities and galleries.  Her artwork can be seen at “ELEMENTS OF ART” (Pinecrest Gardens, Miami, FL), FLOW – GALLERYone at DoubleTree Suites Hotel, Fort Lauderdale, FL, and  MUJERES DE FUEGO – Galería Juan Manuel Cedeño, Panama, Panama.  She will be exhibiting at  Plastic Art Fair – Seoul, KOREA

 

 

 

 

MaiYap is represented by the following galleries:

 

Ninoska Huerta Gallery

Coral Gables, FL 33134   (305) 588-1231

 

Collectors Gallery & Framery

114 Nokomis Ave S.  Venice, FL 34285  (941) 488-302

 

Miart Space

151 NW 36 Street  Wynwood, FL 33127  (786) 406-9915

 

Botero Galleries

1998 Trade Center Way #1,  Naples, FL 34109  (239) 596-4644

 

In addition to her exhibitions, MaiYap also teaches the only class on palette knife taught in South Florida, at Fairchild Tropical Botanical Gardens.  She is the Founder and Director of Palette Knife Artists of Miami, the first group of its kind in South Florida, as well as Membership Chair of National League of American Pen Women Coral Gables Branch.

 

 

For further information about this workshop, exhibits, demonstrations or classes:

Email: maiyap@bellsouth.net

Call 305.725.8630

 

 

 

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ArtServe Features “ENDANGERED Fort Lauderdale” From May 2 – 16. Free Admission And Parking. Reception On Saturday, May 11

The public is invited to ArtServe, as it features “ENDANGERED” Fort Lauderdale  from May 2 – 16.  Stop by for this special celebration of fine art and photography of endangered species, which benefits the Center for Great Apes.  The Reception takes place on Saturday, May 11, with refreshments, free admission, and free parking.  The Rickie Report shares the details, some sneak peeks, and a reminder to enter the 2019 “ENDANGERED” Exhibit, which will take place during Art Basel in Miami!   

 

 

 

 

Join us for the opening reception for 

ENDANGERED

FORT LAUDERDALE

A celebration of fine art & photography of endangered species benefitting the Center for Great Apes

 

ArtServe,  Gallery 133

1350 E. Sunrise Blvd 

Fort Lauderdale, FL 33304

  Saturday, May 11th 6 – 8pm

Benefits the Center for Great Apes click here

 

 

 

 

 

 

Enjoy signature cocktails by award-winning Miami Club Rum and a European cheeseboard

 

 

Welcome address by Patrick A Harris,

Riverwalk Fort Lauderdale & Center for Great Apes Board Member

 

 

 

 

 

 

This beautiful and thought provoking exhibition features some of the best art and photography submitted to the ENDANGERED Fine Art & Photography Contest from around the world. 

The show focuses attention on the plight of endangered species and habitats and features work that both celebrates their beauty and documents the threats they face.

 

 

 

“Iguana Pair” June 2017   Oil on canvas by John Rachell  © 2018 All Rights Reserved.

 

 

 

The ENDANGERED exhibition is made possible, in part, by:

 

 

 

Exhibit is  Thursday, May 2nd – Thursday, May 16th 

 

Gallery Hours:

Monday – Friday: 9  am – 8  pm
Saturday: 10  am – 6  pm

ArtServe galleries are free and open to the public.

Parking is FREE!  

 

 

 

This exhibition benefits the Center for Great Apes (CGA), a Florida-based 501(c)(3) registered non-profit sanctuary giving lifetime care to orangutans and chimpanzees who have been rescued or retired from the entertainment industry, from research, or who are no longer wanted as pets. Please click here  to learn more about the Center and the wonderful work they do. Please help us support their amazing work.  

 

 

Meet Harry  

 

 

 

 

Harry, with his beautiful long hair and round cheek-pads, is a fully-flanged adult male orangutan. Harry’s background was in the entertainment business in California for a few years, but most recently he lived in Central Florida before finding a permanent home at CGA. With his sweet and agreeable disposition, Harry is charming his new caregivers and has been particularly interested in watching the noisy chimpanzees nearby. He’s eating very well now and has started to explore the grounds in our aerial trailway chutes.

 

CGA is the ONLY accredited sanctuary for orangutans in the United States. It offers a permanent home to more than 50 orangutans and chimpanzees and receives no government funding.  

 

 

Say “hello” to Marco

 

 

 

Marco is the oldest great ape at the sanctuary and arrived here in November 2005 after living alone for 30 years in a tiny, backyard cage in South Carolina.

He was born in the wilds of Africa. When his mother was shot and killed by poachers, Marco was taken to be sold and shipped to North America. He ended up with a circus family and performed in a small traveling circus in Oklahoma. When the circus trainers bought him, he had rickets (a nutritional deficiency of vitamin D). The rickets possibly affected his development and overall size because Marco is the smallest adult male chimpanzee most people have ever seen.

At 55 years old, Marco weighs only about 80 pounds (a full-grown, adult male weighs 145 to 180 pounds in captivity). People sometimes think he looks like a miniature gorilla because Marco has a very square-shaped hip and rear end stance with a lot of silver hair on his back.

When his circus owners retired, they sold the other chimpanzees in their act, but kept Marco as a pet since he was the youngest and smallest. So, for the next 30 years, he lived alone at their home never seeing another chimpanzee. When he arrived at the Center for Great Apes, he was very nervous around the other chimps, but eventually was successfully introduced to Butch, another wild-caught, older ex-circus chimpanzee. Butch and Marco are now the best of friends and don’t like to be parted from each other.

 

 

Please do something amazing and support the Center for Great Apes. Do come to the free exhibition, we will be offering annual memberships at a discounted price or donate now and know you are making a difference in the lives of over 50 intelligent and emotionally aware residents of the Center.

 

Please DONATE NOW  

Questions?  Lindsey@Art4Apes.com

 

 

 

And don’t forget:

 

The 7th annual ENDANGERED Fine Art & Photography Contest

is now open and accepting entries!

 

 

The contest and exhibition aim to encourage artists and photographers to focus their skill and creativity on the issues facing endangered species and habitats whilst raising funds to support the Center for Great Apes, a sanctuary for orangutans and chimpanzees in need of lifetime care.

 

Enter Now! 

Deadline for submission is 30th September, 2019.

Details: https://www.Art4Apes.com

Questions?  Lindsey@Art4Apes.com

“Osprey at Sunset”  Photograph on aluminum by Sandy Scott  © 2014 All Rights Reserved

 

 

 

You are invited to enter the 7th annual ENDANGERED Fine Art & Photography Contest. This global, juried, online art contest aims to focus attention on the plight of endangered and threatened species/habitats. The challenge is to interpret or reflect ENDANGERED through either:

 

  • Celebration of the beauty of endangered/threatened species/habitats

  • Illustration of the threats facing endangered species/habitats

 

Please note – species do not have to be formally listed as endangered in order to be eligible for this contest as long as an element of threat exists.  

The Categories for entry are:

 

  • Fine Art (including sculpture, jewelry and wearable art)

 

  • Fine Art Photography (digital manipulation accepted)

  • Young Artists (birthdays on or after October 1st, 2000)

 

We encourage creativity in interpretation and communication of the theme.  

We see photography as a form of art and are happy to receive digitally manipulated photographs. 

We regret we cannot accept video or film entries in the contest.  

 

Please see the full Terms and Conditions for the specifics on how the contest will be run. You will find the Terms and Conditions in full on both the Juried Art Services website or at https://www.Art4Apes.com. Please enter jpeg images of your work through Juried Art Services website.

 

 

Cash prizes totaling $3,250 will be awarded in both the Fine Art and Fine Art Photography categories. First Prize will receive $1,500 USD, Second Prize will receive $1,000 USD and Third Prize will receive $750 USD.

Cash prizes totaling $500 USD will be awarded in the Young Artists Contest.  First Prize will receive $250 USD, Second Prize will receive $150 USD and Third Prize will receive $100 USD.

Prizewinners plus an invited selection of other entries of significant merit will be exhibited in Miami December 4th-7th, 2019 during Art Basel Week!

Please read the contest rules in full on this website or at https://www.Art4Apes.com. 

 

 

Proceeds

All proceeds from the contest and exhibition support the Center for Great Apes, a 501(c)(3) registered non-profit organization. The Center for Great Apes’ mission is to provide a permanent sanctuary for orangutans and chimpanzees who have been rescued or retired from the entertainment industry, from research, or who are no longer wanted as pets. The Center provides care with dignity in a safe, healthy, and enriching environment for great apes in need of lifetime care. Please visit their website to learn more http://www.CenterForGreatApes.org.      

ALL donations, including contest entry fees, go directly to support the Center. We fund our events either through commercial sponsorship or through our own donations.

The Center for Great Apes is solely the beneficiary of the funds from this Contest; it has no role in the organization or management of this contest. The Center for Great Apes cannot be held responsible for any issue relating to this Contest.

Enter Now!

Deadline for submission is 30th September, 2019.

Details: https://www.Art4Apes.com

Questions?  Lindsey@Art4Apes.com

 

 

 

 

 

 

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17019 SW Sapri Way   Port St. Lucie, FL 34986

Historic Ali Cultural Arts In Pompano Beach Presents “Double Exposure” Featuring A.J. Brown, Visual Artist And Vocalist On April 25

The Historic Ali Cultural Arts in Pompano Beach presents “Double Exposure”, an expression of A.J. Brown’s double life as both a visual artist and vocalist.  The free exhibit opens on Thursday, April 25.  Visitors are taken on a journey through time and space with each painting. The pieces cover a wide range of subject matter and artistic genres, including portrait, still life, landscape and abstract.  A concert featuring A.J. is planned for May 10.  This exhibit is available through June 14.  The Rickie Report shares the details and a sneak peek!

 

 

 

353 Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Boulevard     Pompano Beach, FL

954.786.7877       aliarts.org

Tuesday-Friday, 10am-6pm | Saturday, 10am – 4pm

| Sundays & Mondays, CLOSED

 

 

PRESENTS:

“DOUBLE     EXPOSURE”

 

 

OPENING  RECEPTION:

THURSDAY, APRIL 25

6 – 8  PM

Free Admission

Exhibit available April 24 – June 14, 2019

Concert:  MAY 10, 2019

954.786.7877       aliarts.org

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

A.J. Brown tells The Rickie Report, “I paint whatever moves me.  When I spend time to capture and visually record whatever appeals to my emotional senses at specific moments in my life, the intention is to share that experience with the viewer. My portraits are few and personal, usually of different icons, family members and close friends. Some of my landscapes are, in essence, also portraits, revealing protected treasures, unique geographical locations, or ways of living. My still life pieces typically reflect atmospheric and philosophic statements, and my abstracts reflect my freedom to commit to the journey from a blank canvas to what was created.”

 

 

Exploring the exhibition, visitors are taken on a journey through time and space with each painting. The pieces cover a wide range of subject matter and artistic genres, including portrait, still life, landscape and abstract.   “We are so gratified to be able to exhibit the very vivid and fresh art works of A.J. Brown,” said Phyllis Korab, Cultural Affairs Director. “His vibrant work offers glimpses into his own passionate nature and brings Pompano Beach a burst of Caribbean energy and flavor. The fact that he’s also a talented vocalist is icing on the cake!”

 

 

 

A.J. Brown discovered the world of art when he attended Cornwall College in Jamaica. The ensuing four years were most creatively stimulating and rewarding for him as he learned to balance his visual art and musical talents in a symbiotic relationship. Brown attended art classes during the week, and on weekends he performed as a cabaret artist in multiple hotels along Jamaica’s north coast.

 

 

Brown’s artistic talents got a boost when he was accepted to attend the Jamaica School of Art at Cultural Training Complex (now renamed The Edna Manley College for the Visual and Performing Arts. He then moved to Las Vegas and was graduated from UNLV with another degree, a B.A. in Art, and his paintings and drawings were exhibited in a number of galleries and exhibitions in Las Vegas.

 

 

After graduation, Brown returned to Jamaica, and alongside his attention to performance and recording, his commitment to visual arts remained constant. His paintings and drawings were included in several exhibitions there. In 2003, he mounted his first one-man exhibition at The Jamaica Pegasus Hotel in Kingston. Brown is now firmly established as an artist whose works are being exhibited alongside the many of the masters of Jamaican visual art, and his own brand of art exhibition he calls Visuals in Performance or VIP enjoys a robust following. The Jamaica Tourist Board invited him to be a part of the 2006 Houston International Festival, and Brown has also been featured at The Liguanea Festival of Fine Art and Photography (Jamaica) and a participating artist at the annual four day Montego Bay Chamber of Commerce Art Expo.

 

 

About Historic Ali Cultural Arts:

The mission Historic Ali Cultural Arts is to both celebrate the history and culture of the African American community in Pompano Beach and to enhance local access to the cultural arts, with a focus on dance, music and the spoken word, including poetry, storytelling and theater, as part of the Downtown Pompano Creative Arts District. Visual art exhibitions also feature the best in local, regional, national artists.

Built in the 1930s, Ali Cultural Arts is a rare surviving example of early 20th century architecture that once comprised a thriving commercial district along Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Boulevard (historically named Rock Road). Once the home and business site belonging to Florence Major Ali and her husband, Frank, the two-story building has significant historical importance the Northwest Community of Pompano Beach, as it was the first black-owned building in the City. 

 

About the Pompano Beach Cultural Affairs Department:

The mission of the Pompano Beach Cultural Affairs Department is to provide cultural programming that includes the visual arts, music, film, theater, dance, public art, history, and historic preservation for the enjoyment and enrichment of residents of and visitors to Pompano Beach, Broward County, and the greater South Florida area. The department programs and manages the City’s premiere cultural arts venues including the Pompano Beach Cultural Center, Historical Ali Cultural Arts, Bailey Contemporary Arts, the Pompano Beach Amphitheater, and the Blanche Ely Historical Home. The department also oversees the City’s Public Art Program and the Pompano Beach “Crossroads” multi-disciplinary initiative.

 

 

 

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17019 SW Sapri Way   Port St. Lucie, FL 34986

Two Exhibits At Pompano Beach Cultural Center, “Good Luck With The Sun” And “Botanica Animalia” Opening Reception Tomorrow. Exhibits Run Through July 5.

Stop by the Pompano Beach Cultural Center and see two exhibits “Good Luck With The Sun”, photography by internationally renown artist, Krista Steinke and “Botanica Animalia”, by Catalina Villegas, showcasing lively illustrations of the natural world.  Enjoy the free, Opening Reception and meet the artists on Friday, April 12.  The Rickie Report shares the details and some sneak peeks.  These exhibits will be available through July 5

 

 

 

50 W. Atlantic Avenue  Pompano Beach, FL 33060

954.545.7800        ccpompano.org

 

 

 

 

P R E S E N T S :

 

“Good  Luck  With  The  Sun”

and

 

“BOTANICA ANIMALIA”

 

 

OPENING  RECEPTION

FRIDAY, APRIL 12

7-9 PM

FREE ADMISSION

Exhibits run through July 5, 2019

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

“Good Luck with the Sun” showcases the photography of internationally renowned artist Krista Steinke as she explores how the natural world impacts our lives in ways both obvious and mysterious. Using pinhole cameras, homemade filters, and other experimental techniques, she draws meaning from her materials and process, often working at the intersection of abstraction and photographic recording.

 

 

Image by Krista Steinke

 

Referencing varied sources such as art and photographic history, scientific areas of study, current events, and personal experience, her work sets out to reflect on the universalities that shape the human condition while also calling attention to critical issues surrounding the environment. 

 

 

Steinke has exhibited and screened her work in museums, galleries, and film festivals across the country, as well as internationally. Her works are represented in public and private collections, including the Museum of Fine Arts, Houston, Woodmere Museum in Philadelphia, the Brauer Museum of Art, Atlanta International Airport, Johnson & Johnson Corporation, and Fidelity Investments, among others. She is the recipient of a Pennsylvania Council on the Arts Fellowship, a grant from the Puffin Foundation, an Artist Residency at Light Work, a Promise  Award from the Sustainable Arts Foundation, and most notably, a Fellowship in Photography from the Howard Foundation. She has participated in several photo festivals and conferences either as an exhibitor, speaker, or curator, including The International Digital Media and Arts Association (iDMAA), Denver Month of Photography, Fotofest, The Invision Photo Festival, and Society for Photographic Education.

 

 

Artwork by Catalina Villegas

 

 

“Botanica Animalia” by Catalina Villegas is an exhibition of lively illustrations of the natural world. Featuring buoyant images in black and white, which transition into colorful flora and fauna, her work is a vibrant homage to the living things all around us.

 

 

Villegas was born in Medellin, Colombia and was raised in Miami, Florida. She is an illustrator and surface pattern designer who grew up drawing and painting all of her favorite plants and animals. Her work focuses on exploring the vast diversity of lush flora and fauna found in Colombia and Florida. She has made her life’s purpose to be involved in creative endeavors.

 

 

 Her travels and professional adventures have given her the opportunity to work as a graphic designer for a Colombian menswear line, a freelance photographer in South Florida, and as an illustrator for clients around the world. Her work has been published in various magazines and blogs including WeTransfer.com and UPPERCASE Magazine. She licenses her art to companies that make a range of products including temporary tattoos, seed packets, home decor items, gift wrap and fabric.

 

 

Villegas studied Fine Arts at Florida International University and has completed numerous courses with renowned international art agent Lilla Rogers (Make Art That Sells) and Rachael Taylor (Make it in Design). She has a love for bass guitar, heavy metal, hula-hoops, chai lattes and chihuahuas. She plays the bass in an all-female rock band called Lilith. Catalina currently divides her time between La Ceja, Colombia, and Pompano Beach, Florida.

 

 

 

 

 

For more information about these exhibits or other events:

The Pompano Beach Cultural Center

 50 West Atlantic Blvd, Pompano Beach, FL 33060

 www.ccpompano.org

 

 

 

 

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Mixed Media Fiber Artist, Andrea Huffman, Offers Classes And Workshops At Bailey Contemporary Arts

South Florida fiber artist Andrea Huffman is teaching some new classes at the Bailey Contemporary Arts (BaCA) in Pompano Beach, FL. An Artist in Residence at BaCA, Andrea offers a “Concept to Creation” multiple session workshop (begins April 16) and one-day workshops: Nature Print Notecards (May 4), Fabric covered mini journals (June 8), and Create your very own hand-painted canvas tote bag (June 29).  The Rickie Report shares the details and some sneak peeks.  Check out PENTA, an exhibit at BaCA, where Andrea’s artistry is featured through April 25.

 

 

 

 

 

Bailey Contemporary Arts

41 NE 1st Street      Pompano Beach, FL 33060.

954-786-7879     baileyarts.org

 Tuesday through Friday: 10 am – 6 pm Saturday: 10 am – 4 pm

Sundays & Mondays: CLOSED

Offering contemporary art exhibits, workshops & classes!

 

 

Bailey Contemporary Arts Presents:  

Workshops  & Classes With Andrea Huffman

 

 

 

 

 

Fiber artist Andrea Huffman received a Master’s degree in Art Education from Florida International University and taught art in Florida Public Schools for over 30 years. She has exhibited her art throughout Florida and nationally, receiving numerous awards and recognitions, including several grants and a Residency at the prestigious Hermitage Artist Retreat in Englewood, Florida. Although Andrea has retired from teaching in the public school system, she continues to share her passion for art, teaching classes and workshops in fiber art and mixed media at museums, guilds and community outreach venues.

 

 

 

“CONCEPT  TO  CREATION”  WORKSHOP

Begins April 16, alternating Tuesdays  6  –  8 pm

 

ARE YOU?

• Creative but not sure where to start?
• Lost for new ideas or stuck in a rut?
• Not sure how to develop a meaningful series?
• Intimidated by the blank canvas (or page?)

 

Concept to Creation is a multiple session workshop to inspire artists to tap deeply into their creativity. Each week Creative exercises such as concept mapping, tapping into personal histories, or collage provide means to discover your unique artistic style, personal symbols, and imagery.

Students will work in a sketchbook along with other media of the student’s choosing. This class is geared toward artists of all levels, working in any medium.

 

Concept Art by Andrea Huffman

 

April 16: Abstraction from Realism; how far to alter reality.

April 30: Personal archaeology, digging for meaningful ideas.

May 14: Figure/ ground exploration: Altering positive/negative space for dynamic composition

May 28: Mind/ Concept mapping for developing a body of work.

Time allotment: 4 sessions/2 hours each | Age: teen through adults | |Class Fee: $30/student/session

Min. enrollment: 5 | Max. enrollment: 12

 

 

Concept Art by Andrea Huffman

One-Day Fun Saturday Workshops:

 

 

Nature Print Notecards        Saturday, May 4

10 AM to 1 PM

 

Nature print notecards by Andrea Huffman

 

 

 Nature print notecards- welcome summer with colorful printed notecards using locally sourced plants, stencils and found objects.

12 Person Maximum.  Cost $50 all supplies provided.

 

 

 

 

 

 

Fabric Covered Mini-Journal  

Saturday, June 8

11 AM to 3 PM

 

 

 

Fabric Covered Mini-Journal- begin your travels, real or imagined, with a journal filled with hand-painted pages and stamped fabric cover.   

Age: teen through adults | Min. enrollment: 5 | Max enrollment: 12 | Class Fee: $70

 

 

 It’s in the Bag   – Saturday, June 29

 

 

It’s in the Bag- Make a fashion statement at the beach, the farmer’s market or a picnic with your very own hand-painted canvas tote bag.

 

 

 

 

On view until April 25

 

 

 

For more information about these workshops, classes, exhibit or Andrea’s artwork:

 

www.andreahuffman.com

on Facebook at Andrea Huffman Art Work

afhuffman on Instagram

 

 

 

 

 

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Marie Donze Offers Integrative Painting Workshops, An Outward Expression Of Your Inner Landscape On April 24 And April 27

Marie Donze‘s acrylic works on canvas are created through a process of meditation and relaxation which she has formalized and now shares through her Integrative Painting Workshop.  She is offering two separate workshops on April 24 and April 27giving participants equal access to their own creativity and inner wisdom.  The Rickie Report shares the details including Early Bird Discounts, plus some photos of previous workshops.  Spring is here!  Is it time for you to try something new?  

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

MARIE  DONZE’S  

INTEGRATIVE  PAINTING  WORKSHOPS

WEDNESDAY, APRIL 24

   OR  

SATURDAY, APRIL 27

 10 to 4:30pm

 Sailboat Bend Artist Loft

1310 SW 2nd Court  Studio #305,       Fort Lauderdale,  FL 33312

*** $155 includes all art supplies, and light refreshments 

***Early Bird Special Discounts:

 

Sign up on or before April 17 for the April 24 workshop: $35 discount using the promo code: APRIL24

Sign up on or before April 20 for the April 27 workshop: $35 discount using the promo code: APRIL27

 

Sign Up Here:

 https://www.mariedonzeworkshops.com/reserveyourseat

Or by calling (954-775-5062)

Or email  info@mariedonze.com

Please contact Marie to schedule on a different date.  

Mobile Workshops, Individual Workshops, and Group Workshops in the Comfort of your home or her studio are available.

 

 

 

 

Previous participants in Marie’s Integrative Painting Workshop

 

 

Originally from the South of France, Marie Donze made her home in Fort Lauderdale over 20 years ago.  She creates art with reverse abstract painting on transparent glass and crystal.  She also uses close up photography of her glass work to capture the figures and beautiful abstracts that appear within the painted glass.  While still passionate about her glass painting, Marie has expanded into acrylic on canvas. Her acrylics on canvas are created through a process of meditation and relaxation which she has formalized and now shares through her Integrative Painting Workshop, allowing participants to have equal access to their own creativity and inner wisdom.
 

Workshop in progress

Marie tells The Rickie Report, “Often people are reluctant to explore their creative side through art because of the preconceived notion that formal training is necessary.  Through my own explorations I have not only discovered the rewarding powers of creativity but also the existence of a whole new world living inside me! Our inner world is very powerful, even more so when it is materialized onto canvas because it then becomes a fascinating roadmap to our soul”.

 

 

 

Marie’s passion is to share this process with others so they can also discover what lies within while having a good time.  She explains, ” Inside the relaxed and colorful atmosphere of my studio space, I create a safe and sacred space conducive to relaxing and opening up. Through a specific choice of music, a series of meditations and a breathing exercise, I invite participants to embark on a fun and creative journey with me where they will be able to release stress and cast off preconceived notions. After letting their emotions and intuition express themselves freely onto the canvas, the participants will often come out of the experience feeling empowered and refreshed with a new level of self-awareness and confidence”.

 

 

 

 

Exploring the meaning of the painting

 

 

TRR: Please tell our readers about the workshops. What will they learn?
MD: 
 Through a series of guided meditations and breathing exercises, you will be lead to reach a state of surrender. Once prepared, you’ll be ready to paint from your heart and soul – and not your mind.  Later, we will reflect on the paintings and interpret their deeper meanings…

 

 

 

 

TRR:  Who will benefit from the workshop?

MD:

 Non-artists who would like to explore their creativity
Anyone stressed or overactive
Artists with creative blocks
Left brain and analytical personalities
Anyone desperately in need of “Me” time
Anyone who wants to learn to rely more on their Intuition 
Anyone experiencing inner conflicts or feeling stuck

 

 

“I Am Love” by Marie Donze

 

 

TRR:  What is the purpose of the workshop?
MD:
To leave your left brain at home
To surrender your stress to the process
To experience getting out of your own way
To conquer the fear of a blank canvas and explore the power of colors and symbols
To bring your feelings and intuition to the act of creation
To  practice turning inward and tuning into the guidance of your divine self
To unleash and express your inner wisdom and creativity and discover what it is trying to tell you through your painting
To gain clarity about yourself and the journey you are on
 

 

 

 

For more information about these workshops and Marie’s artwork:

https://www.mariedonze.com

https://www.mariedonzeworkshops.com/reserveyourseat

Call (954-775-5062)      Email : info@mariedonze.com

https://www.mariedonzeworkshops.com

FACEBOOK: Integrative Painting Workshops with Marie Donze

INSTAGRAM: @MarieDonzeWorkshops

 

 

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Bailey Contemporary Arts Presents “Tamiami Trail: In The Beginning” Featuring Original Art From Tropical Botanic Artists Collective. Free, Opening Reception On Friday, April 5

Bailey Contemporary Arts (BaCa) presents “Tamiami Trail: In the Beginning”, an exhibition of original artworks by members of the Miami-based Tropical Botanic Artists collective. The public is invited to the free, Opening Reception on Friday, April 5.  The Exhibit is available through May 31. The botanical subjects were selected to mark the 100th anniversary in 2015 of the start of work on Tamiami Trail, a roadway begun in 1915 in Miami.  The Rickie Report shares the details and a sneak peek.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Bailey Contemporary Arts

41 NE 1st Street      Pompano Beach, FL 33060.

954-786-7879     baileyarts.org

 Tuesday through Friday: 10 am – 6 pm Saturday: 10 am – 4 pm

Sundays & Mondays: CLOSED

Offering contemporary art exhibits, workshops & classes!

 

 

 

Bailey Contemporary Arts Presents

“Tamiami Trail: In the Beginning”

 

 

Tropical Botanic Artists Document

South Florida’s 100 year-old Tamiami Trail

Free, Opening Reception:

Friday, April 5

 6 – 10 pm  

West Gallery/Blooming Bean Coffee Roasters  

Exhibit is available through May 31, 2019

 

 

 

 

“Spatterdock” by Jedda Wong

 

 

The botanical subjects were selected to mark the 100th anniversary in 2015 of the start of work on Tamiami Trail, a roadway begun in 1915 in Miami. Today it stretches across the Everglades from Miami to Naples and northward to Tampa, through areas that were largely wilderness a century ago. The exhibition’s more than 30 plant portraits depict species found then and now in multiple vegetation zones along the route. Due to human intervention and changes in water flow, some of the plants illustrated are rare or endangered, and their predominant locations may have shifted, but all persist in South Florida’s landscape.

 

 

 

“We invite our community to dive deep into the discerning talents of the artists capturing the essence of South Florida in plant form,” said Phyllis Korab, Cultural Affairs Director. “Far beyond ‘flower painting,’ botanical artists show the fascinating and soul-stirring intersection of science and art.”  Presented with support from the Florida Keys Council of the Arts, the exhibition is the result of the artists’ collaboration with Dr. Evelyn Gaiser of Florida International University, who is principal investigator for the local Florida Coastal Everglades Long Term Ecological Research program. 

 

 

 

Watercolor Painting by Pauline A Goldsmith

 

 

 

 

 

 

Featured Artists:

 

Margie Bauer

Kristi Bettendorf

Beverly Borland

Silvia Bota

Marie Chaney

Susan Cumins

Jeanie Daniel Duck

Julio Figueroa

Pauline A Goldsmith

Leo Hernandez

Elsa Nadal

Carol Onstad

Laurie Richardson

Donna Torres

Jedda Wong

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

About Tropical Botanical Artists

The Tropical Botanic Artists collective was established in Miami, Florida, in 2006 to highlight the beauty of tropical plants through art. Its members come from all walks of life and each brings a unique viewpoint to his or her work. They share a love of the natural world and that fascination is reflected in their art.  www.tropicalbotanicartists.com

 

 

 

 

About Bailey Contemporary Arts

The mission of the Bailey Contemporary Arts (BaCA) is to cultivate, incubate and nurture a vibrant visual arts community that enriches Pompano Beach and its goal of being a nexus of art, creativity, diversity, and inspiration.  Serving as an incubator for artistic innovation and education, the staff of BaCA amalgamates emerging local and national artists with industry professionals to elevate the creative process. Located in the historic Bailey Hotel building, which was, at one point, the center of a thriving downtown in Pompano Beach. Built in 1923, the historic Bailey Hotel is the second oldest remaining building (right behind the old Farmer’s Bank building next door) and is part of the longest contiguous collection of historic buildings in Broward County.     baileyarts.org

 

 

About the Pompano Beach Cultural Affairs Department

The mission of the Pompano Beach Cultural Affairs Department is to provide cultural programming that includes the visual arts, music, film, theater, dance, public art, history, and historic preservation for the enjoyment and enrichment of residents of and visitors to Pompano Beach, Broward County, and the greater South Florida area. The department programs and manages the City’s premiere cultural arts venues including the Pompano Beach Cultural Center, Historical Ali Cultural Arts, Bailey Contemporary Arts, the Pompano Beach Amphitheater, and the Blanche Ely Historical Home. The department also oversees the City’s Public Art Program and the Pompano Beach “Crossroads” multi-disciplinary initiative. ccpompano.org

 

 

 

 

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Annual Las Olas Fair Part II Continues March 2 & 3. Enjoy A Boulevard Showcase Of Fine Art

Las Olas Part II returns to Ft. Lauderdale for the 31st year, bringing thousands of original works of art to the boulevard on Saturday, March 2 and Sunday, March 3.  This free event showcases over 300 artists exhibiting original fine art and fine crafts.  The Rickie Report shares the details and some sneak peeks.

 

 

 

 

 

31st Annual Las Olas Art Fair (Spring)

Saturday, March 2

and

Sunday, March 3

 10 am to 5 pm

 Las Olas Boulevard, Fort Lauderdale

Navigational Address: 600 East Las Olas Boulevard, Fort Lauderdale

 

 

 

 Free and open to the public

 

 

 

One of the nation’s most-collected sketch artists, GA’s Aaron Reed, returns to Las Olas Art Fair with his motion-filled, colorful works.

 

 

Over 300, top-rated national and international artists display stunning creations across diverse mediums during free, juried showcase 

 

 

Presented by Howard Alan Events, producer of the nation’s top outdoor art festivals, more than 300 artists representing 40 different states and dozens of diverse mediums will line the center of Las Olas Boulevard. Sculpture, jewelry, woodwork, paintings, wearable art and more are displayed, gallery-style, for the enjoyment of art appreciators, collectors, shoppers and pedestrians alike. 

 

 

NC Anja Bartels’ hand-turned clay pottery

 

 

 

 

The outdoor, pet-friendly event features a fully vetted, juried selection of fine art. Considered an annual tradition in South Florida, the Las Olas Art Fair also offers the opportunity to meet with the artists, ask about techniques, commission a specific piece and discover the inspiration behind each magnificent creation. 

 

 

PA artist Benjamin Frey’s “Rooms with a View” is a Watercolor Pencil drawing over antique book pages and acrylic paint, inks, pigments and stains. The collaged pages taken from 19th century encyclopedia, schoolbooks, sheet music all relate to the theme of the painting.

 

 

 

EVENT AT-A-GLANCE:

  • Juried, first-class outdoor art gallery showcasing local and national artists 

  • Original Artwork Handmade in America

  • More than 300 artists from 40 different states 

  • Prices set to suit all budgets – ranging from as little as $25 to $40,000 

  • Artists hand-selected by independent panel of expert judges from hundreds of applicants 

  • All artists on site for duration of festival

  • Vast array of artistic media including paintings, sculptures, photography, ceramics, glass, wood, handmade jewelry, collage, mixed media

 

OH jewelry smith Daina Dickens creates intricately constructed beadwork composed of glass and semi-precious elements.


About Howard Alan Events, Inc.:                

Howard Alan Events, a Florida-based company, produces the nation’s top juried art and craft shows. Ranked among the Top 100 Art Fairs in the Country by Sunshine Artist Magazine, from Colorado to Florida, Howard Alan Events produces award winning arts and craft festivals in 40 different locations each year. 

For additional information on the 31st Annual Las Olas Art Fair and other Howard Alan Events art and craft shows across the country, visit www.artfestival.com or call 561-746-6615. 

 

 

 

 

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Broward Quilt Expo Features Vendors, Quilt Exhibit And Sale, Workshops, Demos, Book Signing, Children’s Activities, And More!

Did you know that quilting is a $3.7 billion industry?  The 15th Biennial Broward Quilt Expo (BQE) will feature 30 vendors, 200 quilts on exhibit, Workshops, Quilt Sales, and Demos. Bring your copy of any Jean Wells’ books and have it signed by the author! Activities include free and ticketed events: Miniature Quilt Auction Monday, March 4; Workshops at ArtServe Monday through Thursday, March 4-7; Awards Gala Friday, March 8; Quilt Show and Marketplace Saturday and Sunday, March 9 & 10.   The Rickie Report shares the details and some sneak peeks!  Kudos to the Six Quilt Guilds for combining their efforts to bring this to our area!

 

 

 

 

 

15th Biennial Broward Quilt Expo to Feature book signing with Award winning Quilter Jean Wells

Broward Quilt Expo to showcase 30 vendors, 200 quilts, Workshops, Demos and new this year – quilts for sale.

 Miniature Quilt Auction

 

 

Monday, March 4    

Our miniature quilt auction is a fun event to raise funds for Broward Quilt Expo and the six guilds who organize it. It’s your chance to purchase a gorgeous piece of handmade art for your wall. Over forty quilts will be auctioned.

This is a free event, open to all!

6:00 pm   Doors open: bidder registration, quilt preview

7:00 pm   Auction begins

At:  ArtServe     1350 E Sunrise Blvd, Fort Lauderdale, FL 33304

 

Workshops:

Tara Faughnan

Monday through Thursday, March 4th to 7th 

Pre-register:  www.browardquiltexpo.com

At:  ArtServe   1350 E Sunrise Blvd, Fort Lauderdale, FL 33304

Awards Gala

 

 

Our Awards Celebration is a fun social event, and our chance to gather and honor the makers of the winning quilts in our 2019 show. Ribbons will be awarded in all prize categories.  We will also be treated to a lecture presentation by Hall of Fame quilter Jean Wells.  Wine, beer, soft drinks, and sweet and savory nibbles will be served.

Tickets:   http://www.browardquiltexpo.com

At:  ArtServe   1350 E Sunrise Blvd, Fort Lauderdale, FL 33304

 

Quilt Expo and Marketplace

 

 

 

Saturday, March 9 and Sunday, March 10   10 am – 6 pm

Saturday, March 9  Noon –

Bring your copy of any Jean Wells’ book and have it signed by the author!

 

 

 

1 and 2 Day passes are available at the War Memorial Box Office

At:  War Memorial Auditorium    (954) 828-5380

   800 NE 8th St.    Fort Lauderdale, FL 33304

 

 

 

 

Quilting in the United States spans generations and has grown to a $3 Billion-dollar industry encompassing a variety of styles, techniques and methods. Quilts are as varied as the diverse community that create them.

 

Over these seven days, thousands of viewers will join us to celebrate the uniquely American art form of quilting.  Whether you want to look at beautiful examples of traditional, modern, or art quilts, if you’d like to buy a quilt, learn how to quilt, attend a lecture, or shop for supplies, BQE has it all!

 

And BQE is not just for quilters!  In 2019 we will also be welcoming the entire community with many new activities,  NOT confirmed at press time – please check website for latest updates!

  • Children’s activities 
  • Art Challenge for non-quilters!
  • Lounge and relaxation station.
  • Food trucks.
  • Community events before quilt week.
  • Family-friendly tickets.
  • Much more to be announced!

 

 

 

Vendors will have yards upon yards of fabulous fabric, sewing notions and patterns. Woven wearable’s,art cloths, Japanese threads and much more. New this year is a vendor demonstration area with various quilting and sewing techniques, how to use various tools on the market and much more. All six guilds will be hosting a “Guildtique” with hand made items for sale, basket walk and charity quilt raffles.

 

To make it a family event, Food Trucks will be on hand, so you can take a lunch break and then continue to view the wonderful quilts and shop the vendor floor. New this year is the addition of quilt sales. You can now purchase the quilts on display.

 

BQE is the work of the East Sunrise Quilt Guild, Southern Stars Quilt Guild, Coral Springs Quilters, West Broward Quilters, South Florida Modern Quilt Guild and Quilting in the Pines Guild. All or our funding comes from public support, membership dues, grants and funds from previous events. We are an all-volunteer organization who are crazy about quilts.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

For more information:

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