Expert Sofia Maduro Gives An Illustrated Lecture At April Photo Salon At Armory Art Center April 9

What is the difference between a good photograph and a great photograph?  Come to the Armory Art Center’s Photo Salon on Tuesday, April 9 to learn more.  Sofia Maduro will present an illustrated lecture, “The Enlightened Viewer – Learning to Look and See”,  followed by Q & A.   She serves as the Director of Education at the Society of the Four Arts in Palm Beach.  The Rickie Report shares the details and urges you to mark your calendars!

 

 

 

 

811 Park Place   West Palm Beach, Florida 33401

(561) 832-1776     armoryart.org

 

 

AT    THE    PHOTO    SALON:

Tuesday, April 9, 2019

6:00 – 8:00 pm

 

 


“The Enlightened Viewer –

Learning to Look and See”


What makes a good photograph?

What makes a great one?

 

 

PRESENTED BY:

Sofia    Maduro

 

 

In The Armory Art Center Media Room

$10 donation at the door

Space is limited so arrive early.

 

 

 

Sofia Vollmer Maduro

 

 

Sofia Vollmer Maduro, an internationally recognized art and photography expert and lecturer, who currently serves as Director of Education at the Society of the Four Arts in Palm Beach.  At the Four Arts, Sofia has led field trips to Art Basel, taught workshops on the appreciation of photographic art, and classes on organizing genealogical and photo archives. 

 

In 1993 Sofia founded the Alberto Vollmer Foundation research facility in Caracas, Venezuela, which houses and promotes the study of significant Latin-American archives from the 19th and 20th century economic and art history. She served as a trustee at the George Eastman Museum in Rochester, NY, the world’s foremost museum of photography and film (2012-2018), as well as on boards and advisory committees of numerous cultural organizations in Venezuela, USA, and Europe. She is on the curatorial committee of the Photo London Art Fair (2013-present). And, has advised on collections, juried art prizes, organized seminars, curated exhibitions, and published books.

 

 

 

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, 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 more information, visit www.armoryart.org or call (561) 832-1776

 

 

 

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

Rickie Leiter, Publisher

Rickie@therickiereport.com   561-537-0291

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Armory Art Salon On Tuesday, April 2 Features “Curiouser And Curiouser” With TD Gillespie

The Armory Art Center brings TD Gillespie to the next Art Salon, led by Elle Schorr on Tuesday, April 2. The public is invited to discuss  “Curiouser and Curiouser “. TD Gillespie is a multidisciplinary artist working in installation, oil painting, and mixed media.  Stop and look at the art…hear the creators…share the wonder!  The Rickie Report gives you the details and some sneak peeks.  Kudos, Elle, for bringing us internationally, nationally, and locally based artists who help us better understand the creative process!

 

 

 

 

 

811 Park Place   West Palm Beach, Florida 33401

(561) 832-1776     armoryart.org

 

 

AT  THE  ART  SALON:

Tuesday , April 2, 2019

6:30 – 8:30 pm

 

 


“Curiouser and Curiouser”

PRESENTED BY:

 TD Gillispie 

 

 

IN THE ARMORY ART CENTER MEDIA ROOM

 

There’s a $10 fee to attend.
If you’d like to bring some snacks or drinks to share, that would be much appreciated. Feel free to share this announcement with friends.

Armory Art Center Gallery Hours:
Monday-Friday, 10:00 am – 5:00 pm, Saturday 10:00 am – 3:30 pm

* Exhibitions are open to the public

Art Salons continue to meet in the Armory Art Center Library on Tuesday nights, usually the first Tuesday of each month, 6:30 – 8:30 pm, from October through May. Salons are open to anyone who would like to participate in these lively discussions. 

 

 

“Beauty For Ashes” by TD Gillespie

 

 

TD Gillispie is a multidisciplinary artist working in installation, oil painting, and mixed media. The medium selected to make an artwork is one which might make the intended point the strongest. The art is provocative, reflective, and metaphoric, as she is continually exploring our deepest thoughts, feelings and fantasies in new and unexpected ways. Her installations are room-like reflective spaces created using specific found objects that inspire and trigger memory. These objects are determined after much consideration of how to deliver a specific message.

 

“Big Bang” by TD Gillespie

 

 

She states, “With these found objects I re-purpose them to create a space to give new meaning to an old object but keeping the integrity of the original object as a part of the focus. This is a juggling act.” Some recurring themes are toys, home, introspection, and sweet/sinister. The work is centered on reflection of thoughts from the past merged with present circumstances that we all face.

 

 

“The Spirit House” by TD Gillespie

 

TD Gillispie lives and works in West Palm Beach, Florida. Her work has been exhibited in galleries and museums including Dacia Gallery in New York City, Art Palm Beach, 101 Exhibit in Miami, Boca Raton Museum of Art, and Whitespace: The Mordes Collection in West Palm Beach. Gillispie’s paintings have been featured in Studio Visit Magazine. She was born in Columbus, Ohio and attended Marshall University. TD is the Palm Beach County 2016 winner of the South Florida Cultural Consortium.

 

 

“Peepshow” by TD Gillespie

 

 

One of her installations, “Peepshow”, is on view in “Inhabited” at the Projects in FATVillage, Fort Lauderdale through its final Art Walk on Saturday, March 30, and another, which will include “Big Bang” and “Bazooka” along with new work, will be installed in the same location for an exhibition entitled, “Ripped From the Headlines”, opening for preview on Friday, April 26, and Art Walk, Saturday, April 27.

 

 

 

 

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, 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 more information, visit www.armoryart.org or call (561) 832-1776

 

 

 

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

 

The Most Anticipated Exhibits: Annual “Armory Artists Show” And “Armory Faculty Show” Scheduled For March 15

The Armory Art Center is proud to present the most anticipated exhibitions of the year. The Opening Reception and Awards for the 2019 “Armory Artists Show” and the Opening Reception for the “Armory Faculty Show” are scheduled for Friday, March 15. The public is invited to celebrate the connections between the teachers and student artists who create artworks in all media.  The Rickie Report shares the details and a few sneak peeks.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

811 Park Place W. Palm Beach, FL 33401

(561) 832-1776 | armoryart.org | registrar@armoryart.org

 

 

2019 Armory Art Center

Faculty Showcase / All Student Showcase

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Opening Reception:

Friday, March 15, 2019

6:00 – 9:00 pm

Non-Members: $5, Members: Free

Greenfield Gallery | East Gallery (Faculty)

Montgomery Hall (Student)

EXHIBITIONS ARE FREE AND OPEN TO THE PUBLIC:

Monday – Friday 9 am – 5 pm | Saturday 9 am – 4:00 pm

 

 

The Armory is proud to present the largest and best-attended exhibitions of the year. The opening reception and awards for the 2019 “Armory Artists Show” and the opening reception for the  “Armory Faculty Show” are scheduled Friday, March 15, 2019 from 6:00 – 9:00 pm. The “Armory Faculty Show” runs through April 6th in East and Greenfield Galleries. The “Armory Artists Show” runs through April 12th in Montgomery Hall.

 

Kelly Klein, “Golden Egg,” Ceramics

 

 

 

 

This year’s guest judge for the “Armory Artists Show” is Chana Budgazad Sheldon, Executive Director of the Museum of Contemporary Art North Miami. This is an annual exhibition and sale of artwork from artists who create work in all departments in the Armory’s art school.

 

 

Nancy Tart, “Grassy Waters Preserve,” oil on canvas

 

 

Liza Niles, Chief of Education and Exhibitions at the Armory said, “ This year there is an exceptional number of artists enrolled in classes and faculty members who will be exhibiting their work—so there will be a wide breath of technique and talent.”  These two exhibitions celebrate the connection between the teachers and the artists who attend their classes and create artwork in all media.

 

 

 

 

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, 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 more information:

Visit www.armoryart.org or call (561) 832-1776.

 

 

 

 

 

 

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 Salon Features Jeanne Jaffe, Internationally Renown Sculptor, Video And Installation Artist On March 5

The Armory Art Center brings Jeanne Jaffe to the next Art Salon, led by Elle Schorr on Tuesday, March 5. The topic will be “UNRAVELING THE KNOT- REEXAMINING MYTHS, HISTORY AND NARRATIVES “.  Jeanne is an internationally renown sculptor, and video/installation artist.  The public is invited.  Stop and look at the art…hear the creators…share the wonder!  The Rickie Report gives you the details and some sneak peeks.  Kudos, Elle, for bringing us internationally, nationally, and locally based artists who help us better understand the creative process!

 

 

 

 

 

811 Park Place   West Palm Beach, Florida 33401

(561) 832-1776     armoryart.org

 

 

AT  THE  ART  SALON:

TUESDAY, MARCH 5, 2019

 

 


“UNRAVELING  THE  KNOT – REEXAMINING MYTHS,  HISTORY  AND  NARRATIVES ”

PRESENTED BY:

JEANNE  JAFFE  (DELRAY BEACH)

 

 

 

 

IN THE ARMORY ART CENTER MEDIA ROOM

 

There’s a $10 fee to attend.
If you’d like to bring some snacks or drinks to share, that would be much appreciated. Feel free to share this announcement with friends.

Armory Art Center Gallery Hours:
Monday-Friday, 10:00 am – 5:00 pm, Saturday 10:00 am – 3:30 pm

* Exhibitions are open to the public

Art Salons continue to meet in the Armory Art Center Library on Tuesday nights, usually the first Tuesday of each month, 6:30 – 8:30 pm, from October through May. Salons are open to anyone who would like to participate in these lively discussions. 

 

 

 

 

 

 

“Little Red Rising Hood As A Crime Scene” by Jeanne Jaffe

 

 

 

 

 

Jeanne Jaffe is a sculptor, video and installation artist who recently moved to Florida from Philadelphia where she is Professor Emeritus in the Fine Arts Department at the University of the Arts. She is also a visiting artist/professor at Xian Academy of Fine Arts in China each fall and is currently the coordinator of International Projects at the Jaffe Center for Book Arts.

 

 

 

“Supplicant” Part of the T.S. Eliot Installation

 

 

Jaffe’s work is inspired by an interest in anthropology, mythology, and psychology. Her work “explores how identity is formed from early, pre-verbal, bodily experiences through the later influences of language and culture. In installations that re-examine cultural myths and stories, such as “Little Red Riding Hood as a Crime Scene” or “Eulogy for Nikola Tesla”, well known folktales, history, and poetry are re-imagined through a contemporary lens. These multi-sensory environments are composed of sculpture, videos, interactive elements, stop motion animation and sound and supply a context to question and rethink our cultural assumptions.”

 

 

 

“Elegy for Tesla” by Jeanne Jaffe

 

 

 

Ms. Jaffe is the recipient of fellowship grants from the Gottlieb Foundation for Outstanding Artistic Development, the National Endowment for the Arts, the Mid Atlantic/NEA. the Pennsylvania Council on the Arts, the Leeway Foundation, the Independence Foundation, CEVA Foundation, the Virginia A. Groot Foundation, and the Mino Artist Residency in Japan, among others.

 

 

Works by Ms. Jaffe have been exhibited both nationally and internationally at such places as the Seokdang Museum of Art in Korea, the Mino-Washi Akari Museum in Japan, The Royal Scottish Academy of Edinburgh, Scotland, Museum Rijswijk in Holland, London Craft Council Gallery in England, the Pennsylvania Academy of Fine Art Museum in Philadelphia, the Delaware Art Museum, Hillwood Art Museum, and the Michener Art Museum. Her work has been reviewed extensively, including in Art in America, The New York Times, and Sculpture Magazine. She holds a B.F.A. from Tyler School of Art and an M.F.A. from New York State College of Ceramics at Alfred.

 

 

Details of “Four Quartets” by Jeanne Jaffe

 

 

Jeanne Jaffe will be showing her work locally at an exhibition of artist books and prints at IS Projects in FATVillage, Fort Lauderdale during March and April. She’ll have a solo exhibition of completed work and work in progress at Arts Warehouse in Delray Beach from the end of April through May.

 

 

 

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, 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 more information, visit www.armoryart.org or call (561) 832-1776

 

 

 

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 Announces New Classes And Workshops For Session 4. For All Levels Of Experience And Ages

It’s time to register for Session 4 at the Armory Art Center in West Palm Beach!  Classes begin March 4, with offerings for all levels of experience and all ages.  The Rickie Report shares some of the highlights and urges you to take a look at the courses and workshops!

 

 

 

811 Park Place W. Palm Beach, FL 33401

(561) 832-1776 | armoryart.org | registrar@armoryart.org

REGISTRATION:

Monday – Thursday: 8:30 am – 9:00 pm
Friday: 8:30 am – 5:00 pm
Saturday: 9:00 am – 4:00 pm

To See The Full Catalog:

Online registration: 24/7 http://www.armoryart.org/registration

Classes are subject to change.

Please check out online registration for the most up-to-date offerings

 

 

 

 

 

 

A D U L T      C L A S S E S:

INTERMEDIATE  WHEEL CLASS

Mondays, 9:30 AM – 12:30 PM
Class Starts on Mar 4, 2019
Instructor: Ronald Shaw

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

DRAWING FOR BEGINNING STUDENTS

Tuesdays, 6:00 PM – 8:00 PM
Class Starts on Mar 5, 2019
Instructor: Michael Las Casas

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

ART TO WEAR – THE DELIGHT IS IN THE DETAILS

Thursdays, 6:00 PM – 9:00 PM
Class Starts on Mar 7, 2019
Instructor: Allyson Daley

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

BASKET WEAVING WITH FLORIDA NATURALS

Saturdays, 9:30 AM – 4:30 PM
Class Starts on Mar 9, 2019
Instructor: Mary Catello

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

KINETIC  BROOCHES

Saturdays, 9:30 AM – 4:30 PM
Class Starts on Apr 13, 2019
Instructor: Maria Tritico

 

 

 

 

CONTEMPORARY  PAINTING

Tuesdays, 9:30 AM – 12:30 PM
Class Starts on Mar 5, 2019
Instructor: Sam Perry

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

MODERN PHOTOJOURNALISM

Wednesdays, 6:00 PM – 8:00 PM
Class Starts on Mar 27, 2019
Instructor: Saul Martinez

 

 

 

 

INTRODUCTION TO WELDING FOR ARTISTS

Mondays, 9:30 AM – 12:30 PM
Class Starts on Mar 4, 2019
Instructor: John Gatti

 

 

 

Y  O  U  T  H    C  L  A  S  S  E  S:

 

 

 

FIRST SATURDAYS FAMILY FUN

Ages: 5 yrs. to 7 yrs.
Saturdays, 1:00 PM – 3:00 PM
Class Starts on Mar 9, 2019
Instructor: Steve Brouse

 

 

 

 

VISUAL ARTS ENRICHMENT I

Ages: 8 yrs. to 10 yrs.
Saturdays, 9:30 AM – 11:00 AM
Class Starts on Mar 9, 2019
Instructor: Vishan Seenath

 

 

 

 

 

DIGITAL  MEDIA

Ages: 14 yrs. to 17 yrs.
Mondays, 5:00 PM – 7:00 PM
Class Starts on Mar 4, 2019
Instructor: Jonathan Greene

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

For more information about classes, workshops, studio  time, or planning other events:

811 Park Place W. Palm Beach, FL 33401

(561) 832-1776 | armoryart.org | registrar@armoryart.org

 

 

 

 

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

 

 

 

Call For Entries: 2019 Grassy Waters Preserve Nature Photography Contest. Deadline Is February 28. Armory Art Center Hosts Contest Exhibition On April 12.

The Armory Art Center is partnering with the City of West Palm Beach and the Grassy Waters Conservancy to promote the 2019 Grassy Waters Photography Contest.  Entries will be accepted through February 28.  The winners will be announced at a reception at the Armory Art Center on Friday, April 12.  All entries must be taken on or of Grassy Waters Preserve.  The exhibition takes place April 12 – 20, 2019.  The Rickie Report shares the details here and urges you to go out and take some photos!

 

 

 

 

GRASSY   WATERS   PRESERVE

Amateur photographers are invited to showcase the natural beauty of the Preserve’s environment and wildlife by submitting work to our 16th annual competition.

 

Entries are being accepted Now through February 28, 2019

 

 

811 Park Place W. Palm Beach, FL 33401

(561) 832-1776 | armoryart.org | registrar@armoryart.org

The Armory Art Center will host an Exhibit of accepted entries.  Winners will be announced at the Reception, Friday, April 12  6-8 pm.  The Exhibit will be available from April 12 – 20, 2019.

 

 

 

 

For contest details:

www.grassywaters.org

 

 

All photo contest questions should be emailed to gwcphoto@grassywaters.org.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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, 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 more information about classes, workshops, studio  time, or planning other events:

811 Park Place W. Palm Beach, FL 33401

(561) 832-1776 | armoryart.org | registrar@armoryart.org

 

 

 

 

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 Salon On February 5 Features lou anne colodny “Confessions of A Retired Museum Director: Or How I Transformed Into An Artist”

lou anne colodny investigates contemporary issues concerning man/woman as he/she is ruffled by nature and society.  The Armory Art Center brings lou anne to the next Art Salon, led by Elle Schorr on Tuesday, February 5. The topic will be “Confessions of a retired museum director: ( or how I transformed into an artist)”. The public is invited.  Stop and look at the art…hear the creators…share the wonder!  The Rickie Report gives you the details and some sneak peeks.  Kudos, Elle, for bringing us internationally, nationally, and locally based artists who help us better understand the creative process!

 

 

 

 

 

811 Park Place   West Palm Beach, Florida 33401

(561) 832-1776     armoryart.org

 

 

 

 

AT THE ART SALON:

Tuesday,  February 5, 2019

6:30 -8:30 pm

 

 

 

“CONFESSIONS OF A RETIRED MUSEUM DIRECTOR: (OR HOW I TRANSFORMED INTO AN ARTIST)”

PRESENTED BY

lou anne colodny

 

 

IN THE ARMORY ART CENTER MEDIA ROOM

 

There’s a $10 fee to attend.
If you’d like to bring some snacks or drinks to share, that would be much appreciated. Feel free to share this announcement with friends.

Armory Art Center Gallery Hours:
Monday-Friday, 10:00 am – 5:00 pm, Saturday 10:00 am – 3:30 pm

* Exhibitions are open to the public

Art Salons continue to meet in the Armory Art Center Library on Tuesday nights, usually the first Tuesday of each month, 6:30 – 8:30 pm, from October through May. Salons are open to anyone who would like to participate in these lively discussions. There is a $10 donation for each salon.

 

 

 

 

“On The Street” by lou anne colodny

 

 

 

 

lou anne colodny investigates contemporary issues concerning man/woman as he/she is ruffled by nature and society. Borrowing imagery from the internet, newspapers and magazines, she collages, manipulates materials, and uses her imagination to create her videos and drawings. In many of her works, she assumes faux personalities and thereby explores differing professions, values and actions that individuals pursue in their life journeys. She is fascinated by the psychology of life and how people react to it.

 

 

“Mindful” by lou anne colodny

 

 

lou anne colodny’s experiences in dance, theater and museum administration have greatly informed her videos, drawings and photographic work. She was a recipient of the 2008 South Florida Cultural Consortium Fellowship for Broward County and Best in Show for her videos in the 2005 Boca Museum of Art’s 54th Annual All Florida Exhibition. colodny was the founding director of MoCA, Museum of Contemporary Art in North Miami, Florida and director of its precursor, COCA for 15 years. Her studio is at Under the Bridge Art Space / Bridge Red Studios, North Miami, where she curates exhibitions of Miami Artists who are not represented by galleries in the front two spaces.

 

“On The Street Where You Live” by lou anne colodny

 

 

 

colodny’s videos have been included in five (5) Optic Nerve programs at MoCA; The Bridge in Carol Jazzar presents; the American Arena Video Wall; the Unaffiliated Artist Exhibition at the Living Room, Miami Design District; The House; The “NO” show, Beauty or Not curated by Carol Jazzar and the video programs of –SCOPE MIAMI, 2005 and –SCOPE NY 2006. She was juried into the 2007 Art and Culture Center / Hollywood All Florida exhibition. In 2008, she was the featured artist in their project room.

 

 

 

 

 

 

colodny has shown her art at the Cindy Rucker Gallery, NY, Saltworks Gallery and Eyedrum Gallery (an alternative space) in Atlanta, Georgia, and in group shows at the Snitzer, Dorsch, Castillo and Jazzar Galleries in Miami, Florida. She has had solo exhibitions at Art at Work (Mosquera Gallery) Miami, FL, Hollywood Art and Culture Center, FL, Jazzar Gallery at the Design Center, Miami, FL. Her works are in the Permanent Collections at MAM (Miami Museum of Art) now PAMM, Miami, Florida; the Southeast Museum of Photography, Daytona Beach, Florida; MoCA, Museum of Contemporary Art Optic Nerve archive, North Miami, Florida; Miami-Dade Community College, Miami-Dade Public Library Collection, and the Okaloosa-Walton College, Niceville, Florida.

 

 

 

 

 

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, 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 more information, visit www.armoryart.org or call (561) 832-1776

 

 

 

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 “Art Of The BraveHeARTS” Is Multi-Media Exhibit In Coalition With VA Medical Center Of West Palm Beach Featuring Creations By US Veterans

The “Art of the BraveHeARTS” exhibition will be on view from January 12 – February 1 at the Armory Art Center. This multimedia exhibit features artwork created by our US Veterans in partnership with the VA Medical Center of W. Palm Beach.  These emerging artists learned to rejuvenate past artistic skills, improve their talents, heal with art, connect with others, and be part of a creative and safe environment at the Armory Art Center.  The public is invited to the Opening Reception on Friday, January 18.  The Rickie Report shares the details and some sneak peeks.  KUDOS to the Armory Art Center!

 

 

 

 

811 Park Place W. Palm Beach, FL 33401

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US  Veterans  Heal  Through  Art  

at  the  Armory  Art  Center

 

 

 

 

 

 

“Art of the BraveHeARTS”

Opening  Reception:

Friday, January 18, 2019

 6:00 – 8:00 pm

Non-Members: $5 | Members: Free

US Veterans admitted for free with valid Military Veteran ID

East and Greenfield Galleries

Gallery hours: Monday – Friday, 10:00 am – 5:00 pm. Saturday, 10:00 am – 3:30 pm. Closed Sunday.

Exhibit is available January 12 – February 1, 2019

The BraveHeARTS initiative goal is to provide free classes to help veterans with being present, improving dexterity, enjoying a sense of accomplishment, learning new skills, rediscovering strengths, and increasing community re-entry skills.

 

 

Instructor Naomi Wallen pictured with class of Veterans who created

 BraveHeARTS T-Shirts in the printmaking studio.  Photo by Liza Niles

 

 

The outreach program and has served over 45 US veterans to date. A licensed mental health therapist or a certified art therapist and Armory instructors conduct the classes. Artwork in the exhibition will be from the classes in various media that the Armory offers: ceramics-wheel throwing and tile making, paper making, painting, photography, jewelry, sculpture, and welding. Two different classes run weekly for 2-3 hours during each 6-7 week term.  Currently all of the veterans are selected to participate by the VA Medical Center of West Palm Beach. 

 

 

Veteran works with licensed mental health therapist Brian Wood to learn welding. 

Photo by Barry Schein

 

 

VA Creative Arts Therapist Sara E. Windrem explains that due to traumas many veterans don’t go to movie theaters and can’t go to the mall because of the crowds. The Armory has given the veterans a new comfort zone. Sara said, “I think people naturally know how to heal with art. Making them feel comfortable in a space and giving them the skills and the opportunity as a starting point is where the real healing and therapy takes place.”

 

 

Veterans explore ceramic tile making with instructor Dereck Decker

and  art therapist Maria Tritico.

 

 

The exhibition reception is Friday, January 18, 2019 from 6:00-8:00 pm. Exhibition attendees can meet some of the veterans, instructors, and mental health professionals. The cost to attend the opening reception is $5 for non-members, members can attend free. US Veterans admitted for free with valid Military Veteran ID. During normal gallery hours the exhibition is free and open to the public. 

 

 

Veterans created belt buckles in the jewelry studio at the Armory.  

Photo by Jeanne Martin

 

 

 

Private donors and grants fund the BraveHeARTS program. Those interested in supporting the Armory’s healing arts programs can contact Garrett Lovett at (561) 832-1776 or post their donation online at https://www.armoryart.org/healingarts.

 

 

 

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, 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 more information:

Visit www.armoryart.org

or

Call (561) 832-1776

 

 

 

 

 

 

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 Offers Free Lunch And Learn On January 10th About Grassy Waters Nature Preserve And Photography Contest

The Armory Art Center invites the public to a free lunch and learn event on Thursday, January 10. Guest speaker, Steve Scherer will speak about the Grassy Waters Nature Preserve and its upcoming Photography Contest.  The photographs will be exhibited at the Armory Art Center on April 12.  Bring your lunch and an open mind to learn about art!  First time students can pick up a $30 coupon toward an 8-week class.  The Rickie Report shares the details here.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

811 Park Place W. Palm Beach, FL 33401

(561) 832-1776 | armoryart.org | registrar@armoryart.org

 

LUNCH    AND    LEARN:  

Grassy Waters Nature Preserve

&

Upcoming Photography Contest

Thursday, January 10

12:45 – 1:30 pm

 Bring your own lunch

Media Room

Armory Art Center

811 Park Place W. Palm Beach, FL 33401

 

 

 

 

 

 

Join us for an information session with Steve Scherer about the Grassy Waters Nature Photography Contest. Steve visits us from the Grassy Waters Preserve, to tell us more about their upcoming photography contest.

Armory students and the general public are invited to attend this free and exciting opportunity. Lunch and Learn is held from 12:45 – 1:30 pm in the Media room. Bring your lunch and an open mind not only to learn about art, but also get to know some of our fascinating guests—our veteran and new faculty members, artists-in-residence, visiting master artists, and more.

Pick up a coupon for $30 off an 8-week class when you attend a lunch and learn. First-time students only.

 

 

About Grassy Waters Nature Preserve:

 

 

 

 

Grassy Waters Preserve is a 23 square mile wetlands ecosystem that serves as the freshwater supply for the City of West Palm Beach and the towns of South Palm Beach and Palm Beach Island. Historically, Grassy Waters was both a key component of the Greater Everglades watershed and the headwaters of the Northwest Fork of the Loxahatchee River.

Although human needs have lead to severe alterations to the flow of water through South Florida, Grassy Waters Preserve remains a pristine remnant of the once great Everglades system. A mosaic of wetlands, tree islands, and forested hammocks, Grassy Waters Preserve is home to a variety of native wildlife. Commonly sighted species including the Everglades snail kite, wood stork, white ibis, great blue heron, white tailed deer, otter, bobcat, and alligator.

 

 

Grassy Waters Preserve-Cypress Mound

Photography by Dolores Kiriacan

 

 

In addition to meeting local demands for freshwater, Grassy Waters Preserve also provides hands-on educational experiences for learners of all ages. Access to this historic wetland reconnects visitors with the natural heritage of West Palm Beach. Trails of varying lengths and difficulties are accessible to the public free of charge. Experienced naturalists also provide guided canoe and hiking programs for the public, merit badge programs for scouts, and free field trips for local schools.

The continued pristine beauty of Grassy Waters Preserve is thanks to the Department of Public Utilities Watershed Management Division. The Watershed Management Division is dedicated to protect, preserve and restore the ecological integrity of Grassy Waters Preserve by preventing the proliferation of invasive species, promoting best management practices in water quality and conservation, and educating the public about he importance of this ecosystem.

 

Do your part to protect this wetland resource by adopting responsible water use practices. Remember you are depended upon the Preserve for water and the Preserve is dependent upon you for protection. Please help to ensure that Grassy Waters Preserve continues to meet both human and ecological freshwater needs for generations to come.

 

For more information call:  561.804.4985

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, 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 more information about classes, workshops, studio  time, or planning other events:

811 Park Place W. Palm Beach, FL 33401

(561) 832-1776 | armoryart.org | registrar@armoryart.org

 

 

 

 

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

 

 

 

It’s Time To Register For New Classes And Workshops At The Armory Art Center. Classes Begin January 7th

Are you ready to learn a new art technique? Do you want to reconnect with an art medium you tried before?  The Armory Art Center has hundreds of options for you to choose from in their Session 3 Course Catalog. Classes start on January 7th. The Rickie Report shares some highlights and urges you to check out all of the offerings for adults , youth, and teens! Hint: Classes make great gift ideas for you or someone else you know!!

 

 

 

811 Park Place W. Palm Beach, FL 33401

(561) 832-1776 | armoryart.org | registrar@armoryart.org

REGISTRATION:

Monday – Thursday: 8:30 am – 9:00 pm
Friday: 8:30 am – 5:00 pm
Saturday: 9:00 am – 4:00 pm

To See The Full Catalog:

Online registration: 24/7 http://www.armoryart.org/registration

Classes are subject to change.

Please check out online registration for the most up-to-date offerings

 

 

 

HIGHLIGHTS    SESSION   3:

 

 

page20image3641323008  TEXTILES & FIBER

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Textile Creation by Kianga Parker

 

TEXTILE FOLK ART COLLAGE

KIANGA PARKER Levels: All

Each participant will create a 2-dimensional collage using African textiles, yarn, paper, beads, and leather. Students will be given templates to assist in the construction of the body and instruction on making any clothing or accessories. Using fabric glues and some minor hand sewing, each collage will adhere to a handmade paper background. Cutting and gluing are the major skills needed. Hand sewing is optional, imagination is required.

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Monday, 6:00 – 9:00 pm  SESSION 3: Jan 7th, Feb 11th Tuition: $60

 

page21image3645174832   CERAMICS

HAND BUILT FUNCTIONAL POTTERY  (YIXING TEAPOTS)

YING ZHOU Levels: 1-2

Learn the essential techniques of producing functional hand-built pottery. Students will learn how to create a template and work from it. Slab and coil will be the primary construction methods and surface decoration will include the use of decals, underglaze, brush decoration, wax resist, colored slips, and your own custom stamps. Learn about the construction of Yixing teapots and their function, specifications, and the background behind these historical forms.

Monday, 9:30 am – 12:30 pm 19W1-CYZ.1a  SESSION 3: 8 weeks, January 7th – February 25th

Tuition: $368 plus Lab Fee $10

 

page25image3622910336   DRAWING

Live Model Open Studios

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Drawing by Linda Silpe

Participants can work in any 2D media. The open studio with live models for figure painting and drawing are opportunities to work independently with a nude model to practice and develop your craft. Bring your art supplies of choice. A monitor is present to coordinate participants’ attendance and the model’s poses.

• Open to the general public • Class enrolled not required to attend • All levels are welcome

SESSION 3: January 7 – March 2, 2019
Short Poses, Fridays, 9:30 am – 12:30 pm Long Poses, Tuesdays, 1:30– 4:30 pm

1 TICKET: Members $20 | Non-members $25, Members age 75 and over $15

10 TICKETS: Members $175 | Non-members $225 75 and over members $100

Submit tickets to the monitor upon arrival to each class

 

page27image3641929456   PAINTING

 

LAYERS OF COLLAGE

MAXWELL MITTMAN   Levels: All

Learning to work with watercolor and mixed media creates an excellent foundation to develop painting skills. Students will learn how to use watercolor, pastels, colored pencils, and ink to develop their expertise. The class will also explore multimedia techniques such as collage, stamping, and stenciling. Participants will learn watercolor basics and how to approach the subject matter of their choice.

 

Incorporate collage techniques into your paintings to create dense surfaces and textures. Liven-up your paintings by layering colored paper, found images, fabric swatches, and natural materials. This class will build from classic examples of collage and grattage techniques by artists such as Picasso, Matisse, Max Ernst, and Romare Bearden. Digital collage with Photoshop will also be discussed during the class.

Tuesday, 1:30 – 4:30 pm  SESSION 3: 7 weeks, Jan 8th – Feb 26th Tuition: $322 (no class 1/15)  19W1-PNA.2b

Wednesday, 9:30 am – 12:30 pm SESSION 3: 8 weeks, Jan 9th – Feb 27th Tuition: $368

 

 

page31image3647312944   PHOTOGRAPHY & DIGITAL MEDIA

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Photo by Barry Schein

 

PHOTOGRAPHY FOR YOUR SMALL BUSINESS

BARRY SCHEIN Levels: All

Make your business look great online and on a budget! You will learn to set up a small photography studio with basic lighting to further your small business. Using smartphone, point & shoot, or DSLR cameras, you will learn how to shoot for the web, social media, public relations, and print media to effectively promote your business. A camera (smartphone, point & shoot, or DSLR) and knowing how it functions is required.

Friday, 1:30 – 3:30 pm 19W1-DMBS.5bSESSION 3: 4 weeks, Jan 11th – Feb 1st
Tuition: $120 | Lab Fee: $30

 

page33image3640815872  SCULPTURE

 

 

 

 

 

 

Sculpted Owl by Amy Wolsky

 

 

 

 

 

HOW TO SCULPT ANIMALS FROM THE INSIDE OUT

AMY WOLSKY Levels: 1-2

This class is for the beginner and intermediate sculptor who are interested in sculpting animals, be it imaginary or a family pet. Students will learn to construct an armature by studying the animal’s anatomy; muscle structure, fur, claws, whiskers, and paws. Students will be introduced to DIY tools such as eye shadow brushes, dental tools, and bamboo tools.

Tuesday, 9:30 am – 12:30 pm 19W1.SAW.2.aS ESSION 3: 8 weeks, Jan 8th – Feb 26th
Tuition: $368 | Lab Fee: $10

 

 

page37image3644420752  PRINTMAKING

PRINTMAKING IN THE 21ST CENTURY:  A NON-TOXIC APPROACH
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Mark Cohen Creating a Print

 

MARK COHEN Levels: All

This course will teach how to transfer your drawings, paintings, photocopies, or computer images onto a Solarplate™ and print with water based inks. The process will keep students experimenting and discovering new ways to create, integrate, layer, and color prints.

Friday, 1:30 – 4:30 pm 19W1-PRMC.5bSESSION 3: 8 weeks, Jan 11th – March 1st
Tuition: $368 | Lab Fee: $40

 

 

 

page39image3620508832  JEWELRY

 

NEW!  PLASTICS, RESINS, AND SILICONE MOLD MAKING FOR JEWELRY

NICHOLAS KAKAVAS, Artists-in-Residence, Sculpture   Levels: All

Students will create small scale silicone rubber molds from found or sculpted objects to make fun parts for a necklace and/or ring using liquid plastics, resins, and basic metal working! Mold making, pouring plastic, resins, and jewelry fabrication processes will be demonstrated. Enjoy exploring the possibilities of light weight materials in a variety of colors to make adornment.

Thursday, 1:30-4:30 pm  SESSION 3: 8-weeks Jan 17th- Feb 28th Tuition: $368 | Lab Fee: $35

 

page41image3648561600 YOUTH

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Anthony Burks with Original Painting

(Photo Courtesy of Jacekphoto)

 

VISUAL ARTS PREP CLASSES FOR 3RD & 4TH GRADERS

ANTHONY BURKS
Now is the time to begin preparing for middle school visual arts auditions. Students will familiarize themselves with the audition components to get a jump start on this challenging process.

Saturday, 4:00 – 6:00 pm SESSION 3: Jan 19th Tuition: $50

 

 

 

 

 

For more information about classes, workshops, studio  time, or planning other events:

811 Park Place W. Palm Beach, FL 33401

(561) 832-1776 | armoryart.org | registrar@armoryart.org

 

 

 

 

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