Grassy Waters Conservancy Announces Nature Photography Classes And Opens Call For Annual Amateur Photography Contest, Including New Photography Contest For Junior Nature Photographers

The City of West Palm Beach, Mandel Public Library, Armory Art Center and the Grassy Waters Conservancy are partnering to promote the 2020 Grassy Waters Annual Amateur Photography Contest. The Mandel Public Library will host classes on iPhone photography (January 18), Beginner and Intermediate Nature Photography (February 8), and Intro to nature Photography for Families (February 22).  Award winning photographer, Barry Schein will teach these classes. Guided Nature Walks take place on January 19 and February 8.  For the first time, there will be a Junior Nature Photographer component!  The Deadline for entries is February 28.  All entries must be taken on or of Grassy Waters Preserve.  The exhibit opens at the Armory Art Center on April 3 and runs through April 11.  The exhibition continues at the Mandel Public Library from April 18 – May 17. The Rickie Report shares the details here and urges you to go out and take some photos!  You MUST sign up for classes and nature walks. You will find the information in this article.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

GRASSY   WATERS   PRESERVE

Amateur photographers and Junior photographer are invited to showcase the natural beauty of the Preserve’s environment and wildlife by submitting work to our 17th annual competition.

 

 

Entries are being accepted February 1 through February 28, 2020

 

 

 

 

 

 

For details:  grassywaters.org  or email  gwcphoto@grassywaters.org

 

 

Grand Prize photo by Ken Craig

 

 

Grassy Waters Conservancy  Nature Photography Classes

January – February 2020

 

 

 

Saturday, January 18th, 2020: Introduction to iPhone Photography

The iPhone photography class will give you a real sense of using the iPhone as a camera, and provide some photography basics, and the opportunity to use the skills learned in the classroom on an escorted nature photography photo shoot.

You will have classroom instruction from 10:00am until noon, then, after a 2-hour break, meet again at Grassy Waters Preserve from 2:00 – 4:00pm and have the chance to practice what you learned in the pristine Everglades environment of the Preserve.  In the morning session, Barry Schein will sow you how to set up you iPhone, how to compose a picture, and how to pick the right time of day (lighting) to shoot great pictures.  He will go over all of the tools built into the iPhone and how to use them, and also show you an Adobe editing app and how to use it.  Barry will provide information on how to get the free app prior to class.  After the 2 hours of classroom instruction, you will a good sense of iPhone photography.  In the afternoon session you’ll have the opportunity to put into practice what you learned earlier in the day with an escorted photo shoot at the Grassy Waters Preserve, the Everglades in West Palm Beach. Barry will be there with tips and suggestions, answering your questions, and he’ll be available for one-on-one help.

All participants must be at least 18 years old.  The maximum class size is 12 participants.

Cost is $65 for Grassy Waters Conservancy Members and $75 for non-members (You can join the Conservancy ($25/year membership) while you are registering for the class).

The schedule is:

10:00am – Noon: Classroom instruction in the Hibiscus Room, Mandel Public Library of West Palm Beach.

Noon – 2:00pm: Free time for you to get lunch and drive to the Grassy Waters Nature Center – we’ll meet at the dock next to the parking lot.

2:00 – 4:00pm: Escorted photo shoot.  All walking during the photo shoot will be on pavement near the parking lot or on boardwalk.

Barry Schein, Instructor

Barry Schein is an award winning photographer, educator and photo editor.  During his career he has created photography for many nationally branded Fortune 500 companies and their advertising agencies.  He received an Eastman Kodak Professional Photographers award and both Nikon and international journal Graphis have recognized his work.  Barry’s photographs have been displayed at Nikon House in New York City, the Kodak Pavilion at Walt Disney World’s EPCOT Center, numerous group shows in South Florida, and in many private collections.  Currently, he teaches photography at the Armory Arts Center in West Palm Beach.

 

 

 

Saturday, February 8th, 2020: Introduction to Nature Photography

 

Your day begins in the classroom at 10:00am.  Barry Schein will teach you how to use your camera to capture stunning natural landscape photos, and in the afternoon you will have the chance to practice what you learned in the pristine Everglades environment of Grassy Waters Preserve.  Barry will begin the morning session with camera basics and settings – going beyond point-and-shoot photography, It will continue with a discussion of the fundamentals of photography including composition and using light, and how to apply them to nature photography. Bring the camera you intend to shoot with to class.  During the photo walk at Grassy Waters Preserve, the Everglades in West Palm Beach, you’ll have an opportunity to practice taking photographs using the techniques discussed in the classroom.  Barry will be with you to make suggestions, answer question and provide one-on-one help. You’ll come away with a new perspective of the Grassy Waters Preserve and nature photography.

All participants must be at least 18 years old.   The maximum class size is 12 participants.

Cost is $65 for Grassy Waters Conservancy Members and $75 for non-members (You can join the Conservancy ($25/year membership) while you are registering for the class).

The schedule is:

10:00am – Noon: Classroom instruction in the Hibiscus Room, Mandel Public Library of West Palm Beach.

Noon – 2:00pm: Free time for you to get lunch and drive to the Grassy Waters Nature Center – we’ll meet at the dock next to the parking lot.

2:00 – 4:00pm: Escorted photo shoot.  All walking during the photo shoot will be on pavement near the parking lot or on boardwalk.

 

Saturday, February 22nd, 2020: Introduction to Nature Photography for Families

 

Spend a day with your child in a beautiful setting, and together develop an appreciation for nature photography you can share for a lifetime.

Barry Schein will teach your child and you how to use your camera and/or iPhone to capture stunning natural landscape photos and you will practice in the pristine Everglades environment of Grassy Waters Preserve.

Your day stars with a classroom presentation by Barry from 10:00am – Noon.  Bring your camera and iPhone to class.  Barry will start by going over camera and iPhone basics, then he will teach and demonstrate his guidelines for creative composition that will set your child’s pictures apart for school projects, in albums, or on Facebook or Instagram.  After a 2 hour break, we’ll meet at the Grassy Waters Nature Center where you’ll have a chance to practice what you learned in the classroom.  Barry will lead a photo walk around the Preserve dock, Nature Center and boardwalk, providing tips and advice on composition, camera and iPhone settings, and answering your questions.

The class is open for children between 9 – 18 years old who must be accompanied by a paying adult over the age of 18.  The maximum class size is 15 participants.

Cost for adults is $65 for Grassy Waters Conservancy Members and $75 for non-members (You can join the Conservancy ($25/year membership) while you are registering for the class).  Cost for children, 9 – 18 years old, is $25 per child.

The schedule is:

10:00am – Noon: Classroom instruction in the Hibiscus Room, Mandel Public Library of West Palm Beach.

Noon – 2:00pm: Free time for you to get lunch and drive to the Grassy Waters Nature Center – we’ll meet at the dock next to the parking lot.

2:00 – 4:00pm: Escorted photo shoot.  All walking during the photo shoot will be on pavement near the parking lot or on boardwalk.

 

To Register For Classes Or Get More details:  grassywaters.org  or email  gwcphoto@grassywaters.org

 

 

 

 

Photo by Barry Schein

 

 

 

Grassy Waters Conservancy Nature Walks With Nature Center Naturalist

January – February 2020

 

 

 

Sunday, January 19, 2020

4 – 6:30 pm

Sunset Walk with a Nature Center naturalist.  Meet at the Nature Center.  Free for Conservancy members. 15 attendees maximum

 

Saturday, February 8, 2020

4 – 6:30 pm

Sunset Walk with a Nature Center naturalist.  Meet at the Nature Center.  Free for Conservancy members. 15 attendees maximum

 

 

PHOTOGRAPHY   EXHIBIT:

 

 

The Armory Art Center will host an Exhibit of accepted entries.  Winners will be announced at the Opening Reception, Friday, April 3  6-8 pm.  The Exhibit will be available through April 11, 2020.  The Armory Art Center is located at 811 Park Place  West Palm Beach, FL.       561.872.1776

 

The Mandel Public Library will host an Exhibit of accepted entries from April 18 through May 17.  The Library is located at 411 Clematis Street  West Palm Beach, FL.  561.868.7700

 

 

 

For contest details:

www.grassywaters.org

 

 

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

 

 

 

 

 

 

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

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Rickie@therickiereport.com    561-537-0291

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Ezra Hubbard, Acclaimed Multidisciplinary Artist Is Featured At Armory Art Center Art Salon On Tuesday, January 7 . Public Is Invited To Meet The Artist And Enjoy This Networking Opportunity

The Armory Art Center brings Ezra Hubbard to the next Art Salon, led by Elle Schorr on Tuesday, January 7.  The public is invited to meet Ezra, an interdisciplinary artist who works in video, installation, paint, and ink. At the core of this recent work is a commitment to examine emotional content in history. He sees the current re-examination of history as a yearning for acknowledgment of others emotional lives. By manipulating 3D printers, he is able to create luminous ethereal three dimensional forms.  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 , January 7, 2020

6:30 – 8:30 pm

 

Featured Artist:

 

EZRA  HUBBARD

 

 

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.

 

 

Artist, Ezra Hubbard

 

 

Ezra Hubbard is an interdisciplinary artist who works in video, installation, paint, and ink. At the core of this recent work is a commitment to examine emotional content in history. Hubbard sees the current re-examination of history as a yearning for acknowledgment of others emotional lives. By manipulating 3D printers, he is able to create luminous ethereal three dimensional forms. In many traditional cultures, circular structures are places set aside for transformation and guidance. In his current installation, on display at the 3rd Biennial “Artists of Art Salon” Exhibition, Hubbard offers the same. Sound is infused into the space to bring a sense of immediacy and to create a place for reflection and free association.

 

 

Interior View by Ezra Hubbard

 

 

 

Tim B. Wride, Curator of Photography at The Norton Museum, recently wrote, “Ezra has a keen sensitivity and hard-won ability to interweave the weight of sculpture, the luminosity of painting, and emotion of light. Rarely has gravity appeared so ethereal.”  Fascinated by the transmission and reflection of light, Hubbard “seeks to create memories and events rather than just an interesting thing to observe.” Hubbard, who has a lifelong connection with the photography of Walker Evans, drew inspiration from Evans’ notion that “It’s easy to photograph light reflecting from a surface, the truly hard part is capturing the light in the air.” The celebrated artist of the Light and Space movement, Larry Bell described Hubbard’s recent work, “as portraits of another species of being. Who are these creatures you have created, Dr. Frankenstein?” Hubbard says his work is about movement towards transcendence and states that the work “is sparked by deep reflections on people, dreams, time, and the subconscious.”

 

 

 

Ezra Hubbard’s 3D Installation

 

 

Ezra Hubbard has worked in the visual arts for more than 25 years. He had a previous career in the film industry as an editor where he worked for major film studios and numerous independents. He earned an MFA in Art Practice from the School of Visual Arts in June 2019. He had a solo exhibition this summer, also titled “Between Reflection and the Shadow” at Van Der Plas Gallery in New York City. Part of the show featured a generative soundscape created by the Toronto-based sound artist, Ben Oginz. Ezra’s studio is at Studio 1608, in West Palm Beach.

 

 

 

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. 

 

 

 

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

 

 

3rd Biennial “Artists Of Art Salon” Exhibition Opens December 13 At Armory Art Center

The 3rd Biennial “Artists of Art Salon” Exhibition invites the public to the Opening Reception on Friday, December 13 at the Armory Art Center. The exhibition is a survey of trends and ideas in contemporary art through the eyes of some of South Florida’s most influential artists, all presenters at Art Salons since 2018. Many works are being seen for the first time in this area. There will be 15 artists from Miami, Broward and Palm Beach Counties, showing paintings, drawings, photography, fiber, sculptures, and installations. The exhibition is curated by ELLE SCHORR, a well known artist / photographer / curator who spends much of her time at museums and art exhibits locally and internationally, and who has been organizing and facilitating Art Salons since 2012.  The Rickie Report shares the details, some sneak peeks and urges you to stop by!  

 

 

 

 

811 Park Place   West Palm Beach, Florida 33401

(561) 832-1776     armoryart.org

 

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

 

 

3rd BIENNIAL “ARTISTS OF ART SALON”

 

 

 

 

 

 

Opening Reception

Friday , December 13, 2019

6 – 8 pm

Wine and hors d’oeuvres will be served

Free to Armory members, $5 for non-members.

 

CLOSING RECEPTION

ARTISTS/CURATOR TALKS

Saturday, January 18, 2020

12-2 pm

Each artist is invited to speak briefly about his or her work.

Light refreshments will be served

Admission is free

 

 

 

List of all artists in the exhibition:

 

Martin Casuso – installation of sculptures using found textiles and objects
lou anne colodny – surreal faux society in drawings and collages
Dana Donaty – playful / satirical paintings and sculpture
TD Gillispie – installation with found textiles
Isabel Gouveia – photographic / digital processes
Ezra Hubbard – installation with abstracted paintings and 3D sculptures
Jeanne Jaffe – pre-verbal bodily experience in sculptural installation
Sibel Kocabasi – found rugs embroidered with emergency blankets, white trash bags and cotton
Lucinda Linderman – hand felted environmental maps
Anja Marais – history based / alternative processed photographic collage with sculpture
Aurora Molina – embroidered figurative sculptural installation
Judy Polstra – hand embroidery on vintage textiles
Nadine Saitlin – abstract expressionist paintings on canvas and natural gourds
Suzanne Scherer & Pavel Ouporov – painting with oil, egg tempera, gold leaf and beads



 

 

 

ART SALONS at the ARMORY ART CENTER in WEST PALM BEACH bring together influential South Florida artists, their colleagues and friends, curators, collectors and anyone who wants to know more about contemporary art in South Florida. Art Salons are the Armory Art Center in West Palm Beach are held on the first Tuesday of each month 6:30 – 8:30 pm, from October through May.

ART SALONS at the Armory Art Center in West Palm Beach offer thoughtful presentations by respected professional artists whose artwork is being shown in the museums and galleries of South Florida. These presentations are followed by stimulating discussions between the artist and the audience, covering the gamut of contemporary conceptual art practices, including cultural, socio/political, environmental, scientific, race and gender focused and aesthetic practices, the materials and techniques used to convey these ideas, and how our work relates to the world of contemporary art.

For details, go to www.elleschorrphotography.com/salon-schedule.php or www.armoryart.org/Salon

Video Archives of past salons are available at www.elleschorrphotography.com/salon-archives.php

 

 

 

 

 

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. 

 

 

 

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

 

 

 

 

 

 


Postcard Collage

Anja Marais “Fragility and the Oath”

Suzanne Scherer & Pavel Ouporov “Counterpoise”

Dana Donaty “The Economics of Desire”

Isabel Gouveia “Fallen Forest”

Sibel Kocabasi “The Hug”

lou anne colodny “the others” one of a series of 70+#rd

Armory Art Center Hosts 4th Annual West Palm Beach Arts Festival With Juried Art Show, Live Music, Demonstrations, Food Trucks, And Activities For All Ages December 7-8

Explore the 4th Annual West Palm Beach Arts Festival on Saturday, December 7 and Sunday, December 8. Presented by the Armory Art Center it features juried local and out-of-town artists, live music, demonstrations, food trucks, and activities for all ages! Scheduled at the perfect time for holiday shopping, with over 90 tents throughout the Armory’s campus. On Saturday, visit the Open House to find out more about upcoming classes!  Festival will be held outdoors in the sculpture garden and in the parking lot.  The Rickie Report shares the details!

 

 

 

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

 

 

4th Annual West Palm Beach Arts Festival

Saturday and Sunday, December 7 – 8, 2019

10 am to 5 pm

FREE

Armory Art Center Campus

811 Park Place  West Palm Beach, FL 33401

 

The Armory Art Center is on the south end of Howard Park within walking distance of the Kravis Center for the Performing Arts, the Palm Beach Convention Center, Hilton West Palm Beach, and CityPlace. Join us for this exciting weekend event!

 

Click HERE for video!

 

 

This free festival features 90 artist from across Florida and from around the U.S. including artists working in ceramics, drawing, textiles, glass, jewelry, photography, printmaking, sculpture, mixed-media, and painting. There will live music, food vendors, and Armory Studio demonstrations.

 

 

 

Don’t miss our Saturday’s open house!

 

 

 

 

Meet Duo Terra exhibition artists Sandra Levine and Ronald Shaw in the galleries during the Festival, Saturday & Sunday from 11:00 am – 4:00 pm.  A variety of live music groups will play through the weekend interspersed with Armory studio demonstrations.  

 

 

 Music Line Up:

 

Derek Mack Band

 

Saturday, December 7, 2019

 

 

10:30         Palm Beach State Jazz Ensemble I

11:30         Palm Beach State Jazz Ensemble II

12:30         Palm Beach Pipes

1:30           Palm Beach State Jazz Ensemble III

2:30           Derek Mack Band

Sunday, December 8, 2019

10:30         Les Nuages

12:00         Roaring Kelly Band

1:30           Palm Beach State College Jazztet

2:30           Orchid City Brass Band

 

 

Demonstration Schedule:

 

 

 

 

Saturday, December 7

11AM- Textiles & Fiber: Decorative Machine Quilting with Allyson Daley, Textile & Fiber Studio 

1:30PM-Ceramics: Wheel Throwing with Nikki Lau, Ceramics Studio

4PM- Painting: Oil Painting with Robyn Gibson, studio 101

 

 

 

Sunday, December 8

 

11AM- Ceramics: Raku Fire with Mark Walnock, kiln area

1:30PM- Jewelry: Casting Jewelry with Marty Hyman,  Jewelry Studio

4PM- Sculpture: Sculpting the Figure with Corran Shrimpton,  Sculpture Studio

 

 

 

 

The mission of the Armory Art Center is to inspire the creation and experience of art. The Armory’s vision is to be the leading visual arts education and exhibition center of the Palm Beaches. Housed in an historic Art Deco building, the Armory provides art classes for students of all ages, exhibitions, art salons, lectures, and special events. Held in twelve state-of-the-art studios, nearly 100 courses are offered including ceramics, digital arts, drawing, glass fusing, jewelry, painting, printmaking, fibers, sculpture, and 12 exhibitions are hosted throughout the year in four galleries.

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

 

 

 

Judy Polstra Is Featured Artist At December 2 Art Salon At Armory Art Center. Using Vintage Textiles And Embroidery, She Shares Her Messages Of Import To Society

The Armory Art Center brings Judy Polstra to the next Art Salon, led by Elle Schorr on Tuesday, December 3.  The public is invited to “What Remains.  Judy is known for her “accidental activism” by embroidering on vintage textiles.  She is inspired by vintage and current fashion as well as women’s issues and politics.  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 , December 3, 2019

 

 

 

 

 

 

Armory Art Salon Features Multi Media Artist Martin Casuso On Tuesday, November 5 For A Lively Discussion

The Armory Art Center brings Martin Casuso to the next Art Salon, led by Elle Schorr on Tuesday, November 5.  The public is invited to “Revisiting the (Pre)occupations of an Un-married Uncle”.  Martin is known for his sculptures and installations made of brightly colored knit boards, found objects, textiles, and occasional stop-motion animated videos.  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 , November 5, 2019

6:30 – 8:30 pm

 

Featured Artist:

 

MARTIN    CASUSO

 

 

 

“Revisiting the (Pre)occupations

of an Un-married Uncle”

 

 

 

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.

 

 

 

Martin Casuso with “Steer on Stilts”

 

 

Martin Casuso is known for his sculptures and installations made of brightly colored color field knit covered boards, found and made textiles and assorted found objects, with occasional stop-motion animation videos. He says: ” The basis for all my work originates from the domestic sphere; the themes often subconscious preoccupations with personal memory. Found household objects and discards, often thrift store or recycled finds, as well as images from film or television, craft materials and techniques come together to acknowledge an affinity with all things hidden or overlooked”.

 

 

 

“The Great Unknown” by Martin Casuso

 

 

Martin continues  “The manipulation or transformations in my pieces follow Jasper Johns’ dictum: ‘Take an object. Do something to it. Do something else to it. Do something else to it.’ You will find varied media (video, site specific installation, sculptural objects of ceramic or yarn”.

 

 

“Biscayne Bay Fort” by Martin Casuso

 

 

Born, raised and schooled in Miami, Martin Casuso is the product of a Cuban Freudian analyst father and Dutch born artist mother. A continuous late bloomer, he received his BFA in Mixed Media from Florida International University at 40 and an MFA in Sculpture from The University of Miami at 50.

 

 

 

 

 

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. 

 

 

 

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

 

 

 

 

Artists and Charities Hand in Hand Fine Art Show Features Paintings, Mixed Media, Photography, Jewelry, Sculpture, And More November 2-3 At Palm Beach Convention Center

On November 2 and 3, the Palm Beach Convention Center will be the site for Artists And Charities Hand In Hand‘s premiere art show and sale.  The artists come from around the nation and the participating charities are: Armory Art Center, Dreyfoos School of the Arts Foundation, and Peggy Adams Rescue League.  This is a unique opportunity to be part of a win-win-win situation!  The artists benefit from sales, the charities benefit from sales and exposure to a new audience, and the art patrons benefit, knowing their purchase promotes local artists and local charities.  Well-known community leaders and artists will be participating and promoting this event, lending their marketing support and huge following, including a nationally known artist who has over 2 million followers.  The Rickie Report shares the details and can’t wait to see you at the Convention Center!

 

 

 

 

 

 

CLICK   HERE    TO    SEE   VIDEO   PREVIEW

 

 

 

 

 

Saturday, November 2, 2019

Sunday, November 3, 2019

    11 am – 5 pm

 

Benefits:

Armory Art Center

Dreyfoos School of the Arts Foundation

Peggy Adams Rescue League

 

 

 

 

 

Palm Beach County Convention Center

650 Okeechobee Blvd.   West Palm Beach, FL 33401

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

ARTISTS AND CHARITIES HAND IN HAND: Artists and Charities Hand in Hand brings artists and charities together.

 

ingrid@artistsandcharities.com

 

Questions? Call Ingrid Robinson:  415-419-4292

 

 

 

 

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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4th Annual West Palm Beach Arts Festival Call To Artists For December 7 – 8th Outdoor Celebration Of Arts

Artists are invited to participate in the 4th Annual West Palm Beach Arts Festival presented by the Armory Art Center on December 7 -8, 2019. The Festival features local and out-of-town artists, live music, demonstrations, food trucks, and activities for all ages. The call to artists is seeking local, regional, and national artists working in ceramics, drawing, fiber, furniture, glass, jewelry, photography, printmaking, sculpture, mixed-media, and painting. Last year’s festival brought 6,000 festival visitors. This event is well publicized by local media reporting, media sponsorships, advertising, and social media. Scheduled at the perfect time for holiday shopping, vendors will reach affluent Palm Beach and Broward County residents, and engage our large seasonal tourist population.  The Rickie Report shares the details!  Deadline for application: August 23.

 

 

811 Park Place   W. Palm Beach, FL 33401

 

 

 

CALL        FOR        ARTISTS

4th Annual West Palm Beach Arts Festival

 

December 7 & 8, 2019 | 10 AM – 5 PM

 

811 Park Place, West Palm Beach, FL 33401

Armory Art Center Campus

 

Last year’s festival brought 6,000 festival visitors.

 

This event is well publicized by local media reporting, media sponsorships, advertising, and social media. Scheduled at the perfect time for holiday shopping, vendors will reach affluent Palm Beach and Broward County residents, and engage our large seasonal tourist population.

 

 

The campus hosts space for 95 10’x10’ tents throughout the Armory’s campus. Tents will be located outdoors in the campus sculpture garden and parking lot.  The Armory Art Center is on the south end of Howard Park within walking distance of the Kravis Center for the Performing Arts, the Palm Beach Convention Center, Hilton West Palm Beach, and Rosemary Square—a premier shopping, dining, and entertainment destination.

 

 

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

 

 

Set up is on Friday, December 6, 2019. Artists parking will be available.

 

 

To participate, go to armoryart.org/wpbaf-2019 to access the application on Zapplications.

  • Submit three jpegs of the artwork you plan to sell and a picture of your booth display along with your application.

  • Application deadline is August 23, 2019.

  • There is a $35 artist application fee

  • Booths are 10’x10’ for $200 each.

 

 

Tent Requirements: Tents must be 10’x10’ and made to withstand wind and rain. The tent color must be white to remain consistent with event standards. Recommended brands are Light Done, Show Off, and Flourish. There is a minimum of 50 lbs. of weight per corner required to meet quality standards.

 

 

Tent Rental: “Tents 4 Events” is offering tents for rent with set-up and breakdown included. Please log on to www.Tents4Events.us or call 954-675-7634 directly to setup your tent rental.

 

 

4th Annual West Palm Beach Arts Festival
December 7-8, 2019 from 10 am to 5 pm
Armory Art Center Campus
811 Park Place, West Palm Beach, FL 33401

 

 

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 New Classes, Workshops, Summer Camp Activities. Enjoy Your Summer With An Artistic Adventure!

It’s time to register for Session 6 at the Armory Art Center in West Palm Beach!  With offerings for all levels of experience and all ages, including Summer Camp, we urge you to take a look at the courses and workshops!  The Rickie Report shares the class listings and Summer Camp schedule. 

 

 

 

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

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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 Features Suzanne Scherer And Pavel Ouporov On May 7, SCHERER & OUPOROV: “30 Years Of Russian-American Collaboration”

The Armory Art Center brings Suzanne Scherer and Pavel Ouporov to the next Art Salon, led by Elle Schorr on Tuesday, May 7.  The public is invited to “SCHERER & OUPOROV: 30 YEARS OF RUSSIAN-AMERICAN COLLABORATION“.  Suzanne and Pavel collaborate, working in a wide range of mediums including oil and egg tempera painting, drawing, printmaking, etching on glass, photography, video, and installation. Their paintings are often embellished with gold and silver leaf, gemstones and beads.  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 , May 7, 2019

6:30 – 8:30 pm

 

 


“SCHERER    &    OUPOROV:

30   YEARS   OF  RUSSIAN-AMERICAN   COLLABORATION”

 

 

PRESENTED BY:

 

 

 


SUZANNE   SCHERER   &   PAVEL   OUPOROV

 

 

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.

 

 

 

American-born Suzanne Scherer and Russian-born Pavel Ouporov

 

 

Join us to hear American-born Suzanne Scherer and Russian-born Pavel Ouporov in an illustrated artist talk, followed by a discussion with the artists. Suzanne and Pavel are a collaborative team who work in a wide range of mediums: oil and egg tempera painting, drawing, printmaking, etching on glass, photography, video, and installation, often embellished with gold and silver leaf, gemstones and beads.

 

 

 

 

 

 

“Monarch Maiden” by Scherer & Ouporov

 

 

 

They met while studying at the renowned Moscow Surikov State Academy Art Institute—one of Russia’s two institutions of higher arts education and part of the Russian Academy of Arts established in 1757 by Peter the Great. Scherer had earned a BFA from Florida State University, an MFA from Brooklyn College, and received an International Research & Exchanges Board Award to be the first American visual artist accepted into the Russian Academy of Arts during the Soviet period. At the age of 11, Ouporov won admittance into the Moscow State Academy Art Lyceum, graduated at 18, and earned a Master of Fine Arts from the Moscow Surikov State Academy Art Institute.

 

 

“Language of the Hands” by Scherer & Ouporov

 

 

Scherer & Ouporov have received national and international recognition for their collaborative works. Museum exhibitions include the Library of Congress and Smithsonian Institution, Washington DC; Museum of Contemporary Art, Goldman Warehouse and Bass Museum, Miami; Historical Museum of the City of Vienna; World Financial Center, NY; Institute of Contemporary Art, Moscow; Passage de Retz, Paris; Boston Center for the Arts; Kemper Museum of Contemporary Art and Design, Kansas City; and the Frye Art Museum, Seattle. Their works are in the permanent collections of the Metropolitan Museum of Art, Harvard University Fogg Art Museum, the Library of Congress, New York Public Library, and The State Russian Museum in St. Petersburg, among others.

 

 

 

“Russian Pointe” by Scherer & Ouporov

 

They are one of ten international artists featured in Gustav Klimt: The Ronald S. Lauder and Serge Sabarsky Collections monograph that explores Klimt’s influence among today’s leading contemporary artists. Their work has been reviewed extensively in many publications such as Art In America, ArtNews, The New York Times, The New Yorker, and featured on PBS and Public Affairs Television. Awards include a NY Artist’s Fellowship, Mid-Atlantic Visual Arts Grant and a South Florida Cultural Consortium Fellowship for Visual and Media Artists. A comprehensive hard cover publication, “As Above, So Below: Recent Work by Scherer & Ouporov”, was released in conjunction with their solo exhibition at the Jule Collins Smith Museum of Fine Art at Auburn University in Alabama.

 

 

 

The artists’ paintings are represented by ACA Galleries in New York and Arden Gallery in Boston, as well as at Armand Bolling Fine Arts in Jupiter, Florida. Their original prints are represented by the Mezzanine Gallery of the Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York.

 

 

 

 

 

 

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. 

 

 

 

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