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Wellington Art Society Features Manon Sander At Next Meeting

The Wellington Art Society will feature award winning artist, Manon Sander at their final meeting of the season on Wednesday, May 11, 2016 at Bootz Culture Art Center, 420 State Road 7, Suite 118. The meet and greet will begin at 6:30 PM followed by a member spotlight and brief meeting and the featured demonstration. The Rickie Report shares the details and urges you to attend this wonderful networking opportunity!  Art lovers – you will enjoy Manon’s presentation as well as meeting internationally and nationally acclaimed artists who happen to call Palm Beach County their home!

 

 

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WELLINGTON ART SOCIETY

Features:

MANON  SANDER

Wednesday, May 11, 2016

6:30 pm

Bootz Cultural Arts Center

420 State Road 7 Suite 120         Royal Palm Beach, FL

 

M A N O N       S A N D E R

 

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Since childhood, Manon has never lost her sense of wonder to nature’s beauty.  She pays attention to details of her surroundings, making it easy for her to find inspiration where ever she goes. Creating art to this day never feels like a pastime but like a necessity. From the previous influences of the impressionism in her early career, in 2006, her passion to paint plein air and studio paint in oil was ignited.

 

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“Ready To Go Out” by Manon Sander

 

 

 

Oils became quickly her favorite medium, allowing her to have an ongoing conversation with her subject. Under the watch of distinguished and renowned artists, Manon studied how to make a painting that combines rich texture and vivid color while capturing the expression of her subject and the impression it left on her.

 

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“The Violin” by Manon Sander

 

In addition to painting en plein air, Manon often picks random objects like items found in a tool box or Oreo cookies and a glass of milk for a still life set-up. To Manon it doesn’t matter so much what she paints, since she is mostly interested in the effect the light has on an object. Capturing the light is what drives Manon to make a painting.

 

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“Comfort Zone” by Manon Sander

 

 

 

 

 

Manon puts down her impressions in thick juicy oil paint, applied with gusto and bold brushstrokes: the sunlight that creates lavender shadows on the white clothing of people walking by the water’s edge deep in conversation; surfers and paddle boarders catching an aquamarine wave; boats at rest and on a journey; sea creatures and birds that call Florida their home, are among the countless things that get her so excited that she can’t wait to get out her paints and easel to capture them on canvas. It is happiness and love of life Manon aims to share with the viewer in paintings that reflect the color, light and joy that she is surrounded by and is ever so grateful for.

 

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“Ten Knots” by Manon Sander

Manon’s paintings continue to be exhibited in numerous juried exhibitions in California and Florida, have won awards and are in private collections on three continents. She teaches oil painting through the Lighthouse ArtCenter in Tequesta, FL. She is a member of Oil Painters of America, North County Art Association and Artists’ Guild of Lighthouse ArtCenter.  Manon has four paintings in Jim Snyder’s new book: “James D. Snyder: A Trip Down the Loxahatchee”, focusing on the river’s history and beauty in paintings and photographs. Pharos Books, 2015. p. 12, 16, 96, 97.

 

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“Surf” by Manon Sander

 

 

For more information about Manon Sander’s artwork, classes, workshops:

email: manondesigns@comcast.net

website: www.ManonSander.com
www.facebook.com/ManonSanderArt

 

 

The Wellington Art Society is a non-profit charitable organization In its 35th year. It is open to artists of all mediums and patrons of the arts, allowing both local and regional artists to display their art work in local galleries, interact with other artists and serve the community through their art.

For further information visit our website at:

wellingtonartsociety.org

 

 

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

Rickie Leiter, Publisher

The Rickie Report

P.O.Box 33423

Palm Beach Gardens, FL 33420

Rickie@therickiereport.com

561-537-0291

 

Wellington Art Society Awards Scholarships At Next Meeting


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The Wellington Art Society will present their annual Art Scholarship Awards to Palm Beach County graduating seniors who are planning a college major in visual arts at either a 2 or 4 year institution. The Scholarship Awards are based on a combination of their art work, GPA average, artist’s statement, career goals and recommendations from a faculty member. The presentations will take place on Wednesday, April 13, 2016.  The Rickie Report shares the information and congratulates not only the scholarship winners, but WAS for their vision and fortitude in preserving the love of the arts!

 

 

 

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WELLINGTON  ART  SOCIETY

SCHOLARSHIP AWARDS EVENT

WEDNESDAY, APRIL 13, 2016

6:30 pm

Bootz Culture Art Center

420 State Road 7 Suite 120      Royal Palm Beach,FL

 

 The selected students will bring two to three pieces of their art work for display. Parents and teachers are invited for the ceremony. The meet and greet will begin at 6:30, followed by the announcement and presentation of the Scholarships. The public is invited.

 

 

 

 
The Wellington Art Society Scholarship Fund was established in 2001 and has provided many talented young artists with funds for their art related expenses such as art or photographic supplies, books or tuition for visual arts classes. Proceeds from the Art Society’s art exhibitions, Art Fest on the Green and the Whole Foods Market solo art exhibits help support the Scholarship Fund.

 

 

The Wellington Art Society is a non-profit charitable organization In its 35th year. It is open to artists of all mediums and patrons of the arts, allowing both local and regional artists to display their art work in local galleries, interact with other artists and serve the community through their art.

For further information visit: wellingtonartsociety.org

 

 

 

 

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

Rickie Leiter, Publisher

The Rickie Report

P.O.Box 33423

Palm Beach Gardens, FL 33420

Rickie@therickiereport.com

561-537-0291

Clay Artist, Barbara Powell, Is Featured Speaker At Wellington Art Society


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The Wellington Art Society will feature accomplished clay artist, Barbara Powell on March 9th at Bootz Cultural Arts Center. The meet and greet begins at 6:30, followed by a fun and informative member spotlight, a brief meeting and Barbara’s demonstration, including wheel throwing. Barbara’s decorative and functional pieces are lighter weight than you expect!  The Rickie Report shares the details and some photos of Barbara’s artistry.  We urge art lovers and artists to attend!

 

 

 

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WELLINGTON ART SOCIETY

Features:

CLAY ARTIST,

BARBARA POWELL

 
Wednesday, March 9, 2016

6:30 pm

Bootz Cultural Arts Center

420 State Road 7 Suite 120     Royal Palm Beach,FL 

 

 

 

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 Barbara Powell

 

 

 

Barbara Powell has an impressive educational background. She holds a Bachelor of Arts Degree from Smith College and a Masters Degree of Arts in Policy from the University of Rhode Island. She spent many years in a demanding professional career but balanced this with her creative side, working in clay. She developed her skills , specifically in wheel throwing through classes at Broward and Palm Beach Community Colleges and the Armory Art Center. She is currently a member of the Wellington Art Society, the Ceramic League of Palm Beaches and the Cultural Council of Palm Beach County.

 

 

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Raku Vessel by Barbara Powell

 

 

 

 

 

Once Barbara retired, she and her husband Jerry, began creating a wide range of ceramic art using alternative firing processes. Her vessels have a strong physical presence and distinctive profiles that are truly elegant. While in the unglazed phase, her work may appear constrained but through the process of metallic glazes, colors and the final firing process call “Raku’, the vessels are transformed, adding layered dimensions of light and movement, creating a beautiful finished piece.

 

 

 

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Saggar Plate by Barbara Powell

 

 

 

Barbara tells The Rickie Report,“I work to first produce subliminal, physical features that evoke a desire to hold the piece, simply because it feels good. Creating an appealing work of art that functions through both the physical and visual realm is the highest achievement I can strive for”.

 

 

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Raku Bowl by Barbara Powell

 

 

The Wellington Art Society is a non-profit charitable organization celebrating its 35th year. It is open to artists of all mediums and patrons of the arts, allowing both local and regional artists to display their art work in local galleries, interact with other artists and serve the community through their art.

For further information visit our website

wellingtonartsociety.org

 

 

 

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

Rickie Leiter, Publisher

The Rickie Report

P.O.Box 33423

Palm Beach Gardens, FL 33420

Rickie@therickiereport.com

561-537-0291

Art Marketing Seminar Being Offered In Wellington Area With Ilene Adams, Rickie Leiter And Jean Bootz


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Do you want to know how artists succeed in getting their artwork shown in galleries? This is your opportunity! Under the auspices of Bootz Cultural Arts Center, Ilene Gruber Adams, Rickie Leiter and Jean Bootz will present “The Art of Marketing Your Art” in a two-part series. Pre-registration is required for the sessions on April 19th and 26th. We are proud to announce that numerous previous seminar attendees have been accepted into traditional galleries, juried exhibits, won awards, and made major sales at Florida venues as well as at international venues. The skills they learned through these seminars and mentoring have taken them from hopeful to successful! Don’t miss out on this hands-on practical knowledge seminar. The Rickie Report shares the details about the next seminar here.

 

 

 

 

 

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The Art of Marketing Your Art

Presented by:

 

Ilene Gruber Adams

Rickie Leiter

Jean Bootz

 

 

 

Learn….

What are Galleries looking for

How to approach Galleries

Preparing a portfolio

Presenting your work

Pricing Your Work

Marketing your Work

Using Social Media

Answering Calls to Artists

and more…

Session 1: April 19th | 7 – 9 pm

Session 2: April 26th | 7 – 9 pm

at

Bootz Cultural Arts Center

420 State Road 7   Suite 120

Royal Palm Beach, FL

561.290.2753

 

To sign up or get more details contact Ilene : ileneadams@gmail.com

To register:

http://www.ileneadamsinc.com/#!the-art-of-marketing/cecc

 

 

 

 

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

Rickie Leiter, Publisher

The Rickie Report

P.O.Box 33423

Palm Beach Gardens, FL 33420

Rickie@therickiereport.com

561-537-0291

“Love Can Change The World” At Bootz Cultural Arts Camp, Free Admission and Parking


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Bootz Cultural Arts Center invites everyone to enjoy a free evening of art while spreading the message that  “Love Can Change the World”. This exhibition will feature art demonstrations and creations by local artists as well as teachers and students of Bootz Cultural Arts Center. Saturday, February 13 from 5 – 9 pm promises to be a love fest! The Rickie Report shares the details and a few sneak peeks. The Bootz Cultural Arts Center offers a range of multicultural arts classes to children and adults.

 

 

 

 

 

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Bootz Cultural Art Center

420 South SR 7 Suite 118    Royal Palm Beach, FL 33414

561.290.2753

 

Invites You To:

 

“Love Can Change the World”

February 13, 2016

5 – 9 pm

 

 

Bootz Cultural Arts Camp invites the public to a new event, “Love Can Change The World” on February 13th from 5- 9 pm.  This event will feature the artwork, books and crafts of local artists, including faculty and children. Enjoy the Art demonstrations and meet the artists! The event is Free and there is Free Parking available.

 

 

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Linda Zolet will be doing a floral painting in acrylic demonstration, in addition to exhibiting her paintings.

 

 

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Meet Sandra Barbieri, fine artist and children’s book illustrator

 

 

 

 

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Meet fine artist with a sense of humor, Mark Allen!  He’ll be exhibiting  Coffee mugs, shirts, and greeting cards by Proper Mental Attitude

 

 

 

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Decorative picture frames by Amparo de la Cruz make great house gifts – for yourself or others!

 

 

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Artist Jayne Ives Exhibits her paintings and hand made tiles

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

For more information please visit:

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Bootz Cultural Arts Center

420 S. State Rd. 7, #118 Royal Palm Beach, Fl

Contact Mayling Pao at 786.­237.­9167 or Email: info@bootzculturalartscenter.com

 

 

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

Rickie Leiter, Publisher

The Rickie Report

P.O.Box 33423

Palm Beach Gardens, FL 33420

Rickie@therickiereport.com

561-537-0291

 

Wellington Art Society Announces Presentation At Monthly Meeting, City Hall Exhibit, Art Scholarship Applications And Call For Art Teachers


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The Wellington Art Society is offering numerous opportunities to get involved in the art scene!  The Rickie Report shares details and some sneak peeks of Pop Artist Nicole Galluccio, Featured Speaker at the February 10th Meeting,  The City Hall Exhibit Featuring artists From WAS,  a Call For Instructors for the Wellington Community Center and information about applying for the WAS Art Scholarships.

 

 

 

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WELLINGTON ART SOCIETY

 

 

FEATURES:

 

POP ARTIST, NICOLE GALLUCCIO

Wednesday, February 10th

6:30 pm

 

Bootz Culture Camp

420 State Road 7 Unit 120

Royal Palm Beach, FL

 

 

 

The Wellington Art Society will feature local pop artist Nicole Gallucci at their February 10, 2016 meeting at Bootz Culture Art Center, 420 State Road 7, Suite 118. Meet and greet begins at 6:30, followed by a member spotlight and a brief meeting. The main attraction will be a demonstration by Nicole Gallucci with a wonderful raffle to end the evening.

 

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“Palm Beach” by Nicole Gallucci

 

 

 

Nicole has been painting and creating her pop art in South Florida for 20 years. She graduated with a BFA in Studio Art from Florida Atlantic University and began creating her own unique style. Her paintings combine 60s mod fashion and style, comic, music and media tabloids and spinning them into a visual explosion of color against a black and white paper collage background.

 

 

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“Internal Gray Reboot” by Nicole Gallucci

 

 

 

She has always been fascinated with the outrageous headlines in tabloid magazines and the exploitation of celebrities and contrasts it with something beautiful in nature: something vibrant and inviting vs. dark and absurd. She often includes headlines and wording that exemplify her emotions as related to that experience. Nicole is constantly evolving and continues to experiment with her technique, beginning to use imagery from other sources, including old children’s books and vintage Life magazines.

 

 

 

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“Falling” by Nicole Gallucci

 

 

Nicole has exhibited at the Cultural Council of Palm Beach County, Continuum Annual Pop Up Art Exhibition ( part of Art Synergy ARTWEEK in conjunction with ArtPalmBeach), Boca Raton Museum of Art Artists’ Guild and several other local galleries. Her most recent pieces shown at Continuum 2016 depict the emotions we feel when falling in love, “Falling In” and further experiencing a deeper connection, “Falling Deeper”.

 

 

Wellington City Hall Gallery

 

Free, Public Reception 

Tuesday, February 23, 2016

5:30 – 7 PM

Meet the artists

 

Wellington City Hall

 

12300 Forest Hill Blvd.     Wellington, FL 33414
(561) 791-4000
7:00AM – 6:00PM
Monday – Thursday

 

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Members of WAS will showcase their latest exciting exhibition in the beautiful gallery at Wellington City Hall. There are fourteen participating artists showcasing 36 outstanding works, including photography,watercolor and oils/acrylic canvases, and featuring a wonderful sculpture by Simon Cherkassi.
This is a fun and unique way to end your day and enjoy refreshments, network with other artists and art lovers, a chance to win a door prize and view first class original art. Many of the artists will be present to discuss their art so come alone or bring a friend and support our local artist community!

 

 

 

WELLINGTON ART SOCIETY ART SCHOLARSHIP APPLICATIONS

 

 

 

The Wellington Art Society is currently accepting applications for several $1,000 art scholarships to be awarded to graduating seniors who live and attend high school in Palm Beach County. The scholarships are available to students planning a college major in visual arts at either a 2 or 4 year institution. On line application information has been sent to all art teachers and guidance counselors at each school or apply on line at www.YouJudgeIt.org/was

 

 

Criteria for the scholarship is as follows:

 

  • Students must maintain a 3.0 GPA in visual arts and an overall GPA of 2.0
  • Complete at least three art classes.
  •  An artist statement and career goals along
  • 6 jpeg photographs of their art work.
  • A letter of recommendation from a faculty member
  • An unofficial transcript of the student.

Apply on line at www.YouJudgeIt.org/was

DEADLINE IS MARCH 1, 2016

 

The Wellington Art Society Scholarship Fund was established in 2001 and has provided many talented young artists with funds for their art related expenses such as art or photographic supplies, books or tuition for visual arts classes. Proceeds from the Art Society’s art exhibitions, Art Fest on the Green and the Whole Foods Market solo art exhibits help support the scholarship fund.

 

 

Wellington Seeks Talented Instructors

For New Community Center

 

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The Wellington Art Society is a non-profit charitable organization In its 35th year. It is open to artists of all mediums and patrons of the arts, allowing both local and regional artists to display their art work in local galleries, interact with other artists and serve the community through their art.

For further information visit wellingtonartsociety.org

 

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

Rickie Leiter, Publisher

The Rickie Report

P.O.Box 33423

Palm Beach Gardens, FL 33420

Rickie@therickiereport.com

561-537-0291

Bootz Cultural Arts Center Shares Free Call To Artists And Invites The Public To “Love Can Change The World” Free Exhibit


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Bootz Cultural Arts Center invites 2D and 3D artists in Palm Beach County to submit work for  “Love Can Change the World.” This exhibition will feature local artists as well as teachers and students of Bootz Cultural Arts Center. Artists may also reserve a space for a table to display or sell artwork. Live painters are also welcome to apply.  The Rickie Report shares the details. Art Patrons – Saturday February 13th!  Artists: Your deadline to Enter is February 1st! The Bootz Cultural Arts Center offers a range of multicultural arts classes to children and adults. All artwork must be appropriate for a family ­friendly environment.  There is NO charge to enter your artwork and NO charge to attend!  There are NO fees  – artists keep 100% of their sales.

 

Bootz Cultural Art Center

 

420 South SR 7  Suite 118

Royal Palm Beach, FL 33414

561.290.2753

 

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“Love Can Change the World”

Event Date: February 13, 2016 

5 – 9 pm

Call to Artists: Deadline: February 1, 2016

 

Bootz Cultural Arts Center invites 2D and 3D artists in Palm Beach County to submit work for exhibition during “Love Can Change the World.” The exhibition will feature local artists as well as teachers and students of Bootz Cultural Arts Center. Artists may also reserve a space for a table to display or sell artwork. Live painters are also welcome to apply.

 

Art for Exhibition:

Artists may submit up to 3 images of artwork for exhibition.

Photos must be emailed in .jpg format, 300 dpi, along with an application to info@bootzculturalartscenter.com.

Artists are encouraged to submit art related to the theme ­”Love Can Change the World”.

Artist Tables & Live Art:

Artists must submit a minimum of 3 photos of artwork which they intend to display or sell at their table.

 

Please note these should be different photos from artwork that will hang in the exhibition, if applying for both exhibition and an artist table.

 

There is no application fee if the artist brings their own table.

 

If a table is needed, artists may rent a table from Bootz Cultural Arts Center for $10­-$15.

 

There are a limited number of spaces so please apply early.

 

Live painters may submit an application along with images representative of their art and a brief description of the live art they intend to perform during the event.

 

Live artists must bring their own setup and supplies.

 

 

For more information or to download an application please visit:

bootzculturalartscenter.com

Bootz Cultural Arts Center

420 S. State Rd. 7, #118   Royal Palm Beach, Fl

Contact Mayling Pao at  786.­237.­9167 or Email: info@bootzculturalartscenter.com

 

 

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

Rickie Leiter, Publisher

The Rickie Report

P.O.Box 33423

Palm Beach Gardens, FL 33420

Rickie@therickiereport.com

561-537-0291

Wellington Art Society Features Chinese Brush Painting With Internationally Renown Artist, Susan Wilders


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The Wellington Art Society will feature local artist and teacher Susan Wilders at their November 11, 2015 meeting, to be held at Bootz Culture Camp in Royal Palm Beach.  Everyone is invited to the Meet and Greet, which begins at 6:30, followed by a short meeting and member spotlight. Susan is an accomplished Chinese Brush Painting artist. Susan has been painting in the styles of the Edo and Lingnan schools for 20 years. She studied Chinese Brush Painting and Japanese Sumi-e from two of our country’s foremost masters, Mr. Chow Chian-Chiu and Mrs. Chow Leung Chen-Ying.

 

 

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WELLINGTON ART SOCIETY

FEATURES

SUSAN WILDERS

CHINESE BRUSH PAINTING

Wednesday, November 11th

6:30 pm

Bootz Culture Camp

420 State Road 7     Unit 120       

Royal Palm Beach, FL

 

 

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Chinese Brush Painting by Susan Wilders

 

 

The Wellington Art Society will feature local artist and teacher Susan Wilders at their November 11, 2015 meeting at Bootz Culture Camp, 420 State Road 7, room 120, Royal Palm Beach. Meet and greet will begin at 6:30, followed by a short meeting and member spotlight.

 

 

 

 

 

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Chinese Brush Painting by Susan Wilders

The demonstrator for the evening will be Susan Wilders, accomplished Chinese Brush Painting artist. Susan has been painting in the styles of the Edo and Lingnan schools for 20 years. She studied Chinese Brush Painting and Japanese Sumi-e from two of our country’s foremost masters, Mr. Chow Chian-Chiu and Mrs. Chow Leung Chen-Ying.

 

 

 

 

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Chinese Brush Painting by Susan Wilders

As Susan says, “Teachers open the door, but you must enter”. She entered that door twenty years ago and feels the joy of Chinese painting has enriched her life. Underlying the simplicity of the composition is a philosophy that sees a unifying pattern of life in all natural forms. Bamboo signifies the will to survive; the orchid represents the Yin energy; the plum blossoms re-emergence and continuity of life and the chrysanthemum associates fragrant plants with ideals of moralistic behavior and the changing of the seasons.

 

 

 

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Chinese Brush Painting by Susan Wilders

From these four, all subjects can be created with beautiful strokes and the right amount of ink, water and pressure. The spirit of the brush brings flowers, birds, animals and landscapes to life.

 

 

 

 

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Chinese Brush Painting by Susan Wilders

Susan Wilders teaches her art at the Armory Art Center and Morikami Museum, as well as various school programs in Palm Beach County and the state art program for special needs adults and children. She has conducted workshops and given lectures and demonstrations at the Norton Museum. Her work has been shown in many Florida shows and the Charles Sumner Museum in Washington, D.C. Susan’s paintings are in collections throughout the United States and Europe.

 

 

 

About Wellington Art Society:

The Wellington Art Society is a non-profit charitable organization. In its 35th year, WAS is open to artists of all mediums and patrons of the arts, allowing both local and regional artists to display their art work in local galleries, interact with other artists and serve the community through. their art.

For further information visit:

wellingtonartsociety.org

 

 

 

 

 

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

Rickie Leiter, Publisher

The Rickie Report

P.O.Box 33423

Palm Beach Gardens, FL 33420

Rickie@therickiereport.com

561-537-0291

Lori Axelrod Teaches Polymer Workshops At Bootz Culture Camp


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Lori Axelrod spends most of her day working in the technology field, but once she is ready to create, Polymer Clay has become her go-to medium. Polymer clay is plastic, but until it is cured, it is a very malleable plastic.  Lori uses polymer clay as only part of her mixed media approach.  The layers and intricacies you see in her jewelry are not painted! Each color, dot and line is a different color of the clay she manipulates and forms.  Lori will be offering  a 6 week course at Bootz Culture Camp. Supplies and baking are included! The Rickie Report shares the details and urges you to sign up quickly, as the Opening Workshop begins Nov. 2nd!

 

 

 

Bootz’ Culture Camp, Inc.

Features:

LORI   AXELROD’S

POLYMER CLAY WORKSHOPS

 

6 Mondays:

Nov. 2nd

Nov. 9  

Nov. 23

 Nov. 30

Dec.7

  Dec. 14th

NOTE:  No class on Nov. 16th

 

 

 

6 – 9 pm

$270. Includes all supplies and baking

420 South SR 7    Suite 120      

Royal Palm Beach, FL 33414

www.bootzculturalartscenter.com

561.290.2753

​Explore the world through the arts!

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Lori Axelrod will be leading 6 workshops to teach polymer clay, beginning Nov. 2nd at Bootz’ Culture Camp in Royal Palm Beach.  The workshops take place from 6 – 9 pm and all levels are welcome.  The workshops include all of your supplies and baking your creations!  They take place from November 2nd through December 14th.  Lori is a member of the International Polymer Clay Association and the 
Southeast Florida Polymer Clay Guild.

 

 

 

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Polymer Clay, Multi-colored pins/pendants by Lori Axelrod

 

 

Artists and hobbyists alike love polymer clay for its brilliant colors, its ease of use, and the incredible range of possibilities it offers. The clay can be formed into any shape imaginable-from detailed miniatures for doll houses, to striking vessels and wall hangings, to beads of every description.

 

 

 

Lori Axelrod tell The Rickie Report, “There are no boundaries, no limit to what you can use to tell your story. I used the polymer clay flowers and fiber as my focal point and then I layered with gauze, gelato pens, acrylic paint, stamped images, pigment ink, embossing powder and probably some additional media”.

 

 

 

 

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Mixed Media Flowers using Polymer Clay by Lori Axelrod

 

 

 

Polymer clay is essentially PVC, polyvinyl chloride. It is plastic, but until it is cured, it is a very malleable plastic. It can be shaped and reshaped a multitude of times without deterioration. As long as it is stored away from excessive heat and direct sunlight, polymer clay can sit unused for years and still be workable (though it may require softening additives if left for very long).
Unlike earthen clay, it doesn’t have to be fired in a kiln, nor will it dry out at room temperature, like other clays will do. Polymer clay cures at significantly lower temperatures than earthen clays, so it can be easily hardened in a home oven or toaster oven. (In fact, the high temperatures in a kiln would ruin polymer clay and release potentially dangerous fumes.) Though it varies slightly by brand, most polymer clay must be cured at 265°F to 275°F (129°C to 135°C) for at least 15 minutes per ¼ inch (6mm) of thickness.

 

 

 

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Polymer Clay Flowers by Lori Axelrod

Polymer clay is available in a variety of brands (each with its own characteristics) and a rainbow of colors. There are several specialty clays, as well, including liquid clays. Different brands of clays can be mixed together to create a limitless palette of colors.

 

 

 

 
Lori was born and raised in South Florida and has found her creative spirit and voice thru Polymer Clay. As her children grew up and went off to college she found that she had some time and energy for herself.  She shares, “I started to read magazines, poked around the internet and then I went to the craft store and bought some colored pencils and paper. Next I started to sign up for local workshops and classes. But I still couldn’t find the media that caught me. Somehow or another I found polymer clay and bought a few bars. That was it, I was hooked, I finally found my media to work in! Finding my artistic voice however, came much later… I look back at those beginning pieces and I smile at how much my art has developed. I’ve learned so much from the many artists who have shared their talent and knowledge”.

 

 

 

 

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Multi-Color Polymer Clay Necklace by Lori Axelrod 

 

 

 

 

Lori tells The Rickie Report, “My weekdays are spent working in a technical field so it is in my  free time that my imagination is given full reign. I love exploring new color palettes, but usually find myself going back to the colors that speak to me. I hope that others will experience the same delight that I get when they see my work.  My polymer clay canes are created by combining custom made colors and shaping them into sheets or rods of clay to make patterns or images. When the cane is sliced, the image or pattern is revealed and it is such a pleasant surprise”.

 

 

 

 

 

Lori explains, “It is my connection with color and pattern that drew me to polymer clay as the perfect medium for my creative outlet. The intensely saturated colors and the details that I can achieve with polymer clay, combined with the wonderful tactile experience of the clay has me hooked”.

 

 

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“Red Flower, Grow Where You Are Planted”

Polymer Clay by Lori Axelrod

 

 

 

“I started to experiment with all of the mixed media products that I was reading about and found my rhythm by telling myself to conquer my apprehensions and doubts and allocate lots of time to play.  I love mixed media because there are no boundaries, no limit to what you can use to tell your story. I used the polymer clay flowers and fiber as my focal point and then layered with gauze, gelato pens, acrylic paint, stamped images, pigment ink, embossing powder and probably some additional media. There are pieces of fiber which adds the dreamy iridescence near the center of the flowers”.

 

 

 

 

 

 

For more information about Lori’s Polymer Clay creations, please email:

 

 loriaxelrod@comcast.net

Or Visit:
http://www.ipernity.com/home/1582278

Stop by:

Artisans On The Ave, where her artistry is on display

630 Lake Ave, Lake Worth, FL 33460
http://www.artisansontheave.com/

 

 

RESOURCES:

Broward Art Guild 3280 NE 32nd Street, Ft. Lauderdale, FL 33308 
(In the North Beach Restaurants and Shoppes Plaza)

http://www.browardartguild.org/

 

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Jeanne Bootz Brown, Chief Creative Officer 

420 South SR 7     Suite 120    Royal Palm Beach, FL 33414
www.BootzCultureCamp.com             561.290.2753

 

 

 

 

 

 

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