Update Re: Rare Artist Ceramic Studio And Jewelry Sale At Armory Art Center On Saturday, March 14. Free And Open To The Public

On March 14, the Armory Art Center will open the Ceramics Studio to host a rare artist Sale for extended hours. This is a rare opportunity to see and purchase some of the best works produced at the Center and to meet the artists who created them! This sale includes seasoned craftsmanship and work not usually available to the public.  The Main Art Gallery will also be open.  The public is invited to attend this free event.  The Rickie Report shares the details and some sneak peeks.  Stop by and bring a piece or two home!

 

 

 

 

 

811 Park Place   West Palm Beach, Florida 33401

(561) 832-1776     armoryart.org

 

 

 

 

P  R  E  S  E  N  T  S:

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

SATURDAY,   MARCH 14, 2020

10 AM – 4 PM

Free Admission    Free Parking

 

 

“Flower Dreams” by Jodi Luby

 

 

 

 

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.

 

 

 

Ceramic bowl by Pamela Humphrey

 

 

 

 

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

 

 

 

 

 

 

Rare Artist Ceramic Studio And Jewelry Sale At Armory Art Center On Saturday, March 14. Free And Open To The Public

On March 14, the Armory Art Center will open the Ceramics Studio to host a  rare artist Sale.  Armory artists will be selling their work directly to the public.  This is a rare opportunity to see and purchase some of the best works produced at the Center and to meet the artists who created them.  This sale includes seasoned craftsmanship and work not usually available to the public.  The Main Art Gallery will also be open.  The public is invited to attend this free event.  The Rickie Report shares the details and some sneak peeks.  Stop by and bring a piece or two home!

 

 

 

 

811 Park Place   West Palm Beach, Florida 33401

(561) 832-1776     armoryart.org

 

 

 

 

P  R  E  S  E  N  T  S:

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

SATURDAY,   MARCH 14, 2020

1o AM – 4 PM

Free Admission    Free Parking

 

 

“Flower Dreams” by Jodi Luby

 

 

 

 

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.

 

 

 

Ceramic bowl by Pamela Humphrey

 

 

 

 

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

 

 

 

 

 

Mary Catello Offers 2 Day Workshop At Armory Art Center To Create Luminaries With Handmade Paper March 27-28

Mary Catello is a visionary artist, whose expertise has been instrumental in expanding the Armory Art Center’s Fiber Department.  Mary’s ability to show the versatility of paper as an artistic medium is well known, as her fiber artistry has been celebrated nationally and locally.  Sign up for her 2 Day “Luminaries With Handmade Paper” Workshop, March 27 – 28, 2020 and experience the excitement of papermaking!  The Rickie Report shares the details and a few sneak peeks. Register early, as space is limited!

 

 

 

 

 

811 Park Place   West Palm Beach, Florida 33401

(561) 832-1776     armoryart.org

 

 

 

M A R Y       C A T E L L O

PRESENTS:

“LUMINARIES    WITH   HANDMADE   PAPER”

 

 

2  DAY  WORKSHOP

FRIDAY, MARCH 27 – SATURDAY, MARCH 28, 2020

 

 

9:30-4:30  Both Days

Tuition $264

Lab fee $40

Please register early, limited space

 

 

 

Luminary With handmade Paper by Mary Catello

 

 

Luminaries with Handmade Paper

This two-day workshop will be an adventure into papermaking with an artistic goal. Each student will work with both cotton and abaca pulp and learn to form sheets of paper. Using reed and/or natural materials they will build a form to be covered with their newly designed paper to create a paper lantern.

This workshop offers the opportunity to experiment, learn and play.

 

 

 

While Mary Catello is predominantly a self-taught fiber artist, she has worked with and studied under some of the most successful artists in the field. Mary has received both local and national acclaim for mind-bending creations. Twice, she has had pieces selected to tour through the US with the National Basketry Association. Locally her paper jewelry, organic sculptures and installations have been juried into art venues from Miami Dade to Martin County. 

 

 

In addition to hours of studio work, Mary has been an instructor at the Armory Art Center for seven years.  As the Armory expands their scope of courses in the Fiber Department, Mary has been instrumental in organizing and promoting the study of paper as a diverse fiber with unlimited potential. Her workshops have included paper making, paper casting, paper jewelry and paper mache as a sculptural medium.

 

 

Luminary with handmade paper by Mary Catello

 

 

 

Mary has always enjoyed expressing her creativity. She was a trendsetting salon owner and stylist in New York City where creating masterpieces of tresses was her art form. Simultaneously, she opened The MaryGrace Institute; the first accredited Nail Technology School in New York. At MaryGrace students were taught, along with basic nail theory and practical lessons, award-winning techniques in airbrushing, 3-dimensional and multi-media nail art.

 

In 1994, after selling her salon and school, Mary relocated to South Florida and began taking classes in sketching, acrylics and water colors. But her true passion began when she met a basket weaver in Sedona, Arizona. Mary was inspired and a fiber artist was born!

 

Mary took only two basket weaving classes with internationally-known weavers, Flo Hoppe and Mary Hetts. She was introduced to palm inflorescence by Judy Briscoe, another basket weaver. On her own she began to experiment with size and materials determined to transform the traditional basket into art, and art it is! Her work is unique and identifiable.

 

For more information, please contact Mary:  Mcatello@gmail.com

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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 Experience At Rosemary Square West Palm Beach Is Shopping Oasis For Fine Art And Fine Craft

You’ve seen lists of classes, workshops, lectures, and art exhibits which are offered at the Armory Art Center in West Palm Beach, one of the crown jewels in Palm Beach County’s cultural arena.  The Armory Art Experience at Rosemary Square offers the public a chance to shop for the results of these classes! Member artists, faculty, and students all display and sell their artworks at this one location.  The Rickie Report shares the details and urges you to stop by – you may find yourself looking at the next catalog of classes…and selling your creations here!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

700 Rosemary Ave.    Store #136     West Palm Beach, FL 33401

(Located Across from Starbucks)

 

 

 

 

 

Armory Art Experience at Rosemary Square

 

 

 

 

 

• Armory Art Experience at Rosemary Square was established to expose more people to the Armory Art Center. Although it has been around as a jewel of the community, not everyone knows about the Center.

 

 

 

• It is a great way to see what is created at the Armory Art Center

 

 

 

• Unique, handmade artwork is for sale at Armory Art Experience

 

 

 

• The work is created by Armory Art Center faculty and students. 

 

 

 

• To submit work to be juried into Armory Art Experience, artists must be Armory Art Center members who took a minimum of one 8-week session.

 

 

 

• A committee will jury the work.

 

 

 

• Armory Art Experience is located at 700 Rosemary Ave., Store #136, West Palm Beach, FL 33401 (Located Across from Starbucks)

 

 

• Hours: Thursday – Saturday  2 – 6 pm, Sunday  1 – 5  pm

 

 

• Armory Art Experience at Rosemary Square is a place for Armory Art Center member artists to display and sell their work. 

Go to armoryart.org/ArmoryArtExperience to apply.

 

 

 

 

 

One-Of-A-Kind Art Pieces

 

 

 

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

 

 

Armory Art Salon Features Multi Media Artist Khaulah Naima Nuruddin On Tuesday, March 3

The Armory Art Center brings Khaulah Naima Nuruddin to the next Art Salon, led by Elle Schorr on Tuesday, March 3.  The public is invited to hear Khaulah speak about her meticulous, laborious drawings, paintings and installations, which are representative of the thousands of hours beyond the so-called “norm” of work that a Black woman must manage to gain freedom and success. These dynamic works are quiet and intense, offering the viewer privileged access to an experience that may not be their own.  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 3 , 2020

6:30 – 8:30 pm

 

Featured Artist:

KHAULAH   NAIMA  NURUDDIN

 

Will  speak about:

 

 

” LAYERS  UPON  LAYERS:
SCRATCHING  INTO  BEING 

 

 

 

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.

 

 

 

 

“No Trespassing” by Khaulah Naima Nuruddin

 

 

 

Khaulah Naima Nuruddin is a multimedia artist from Milwaukee, Wisconsin, who lives and works in South Florida. Nuruddin’s work explores the intersections of personal expression and social commentary by initiating public discussion of race, sexuality and the social transfer inherent to her work as a Black visual artist. Her current SOLO exhibition, at under the bridge / Bridge Red in North Miami, is titled “Not For Sale: Not Today” through March 1. This new work, curated by Tayina Deravile, addresses the complexities of being a Black woman navigating social systems that are deliberately designed to oppress. It is a celebratory acknowledgment of the work Black Women do to survive and thrive beyond barriers. She is also one of three artists who’s work is on view in “Chandelle” at Art’s Up, in FATVillage, NW 1st St., Fort Lauderdale. It can be seen during last Saturday Art Walks through June 27.

 

 

 

Khaulah Naima Nuruddin

 

 

Nuruddin’s meticulous, laborious drawings, paintings and installations are representative of the thousands of hours beyond the so-called “norm” of work that a Black woman must manage to gain freedom and success. These dynamic works are quiet and intense, offering the viewer privileged access to an experience that may not be their own.

 

 

 

“Chandelle” by Khaulah Naima Nuruddin

 

 

 

Nuruddin earned her BFA from The University of South Florida and her MFA from Florida Atlantic University. She is an adjunct studio-art instructor and serves as Curator and Exhibitions Manager for the Spady Cultural Heritage Museum in Delray Beach.

 

 

 

 

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Art Salons 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

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Armory Art Salon Features Erica Ando, Presenting : “Who Is The CEO Of Your Art Business? Career Coaching For Artists” On Tuesday, February11.

The Armory Art Center brings Erica Ando to the next Art Salon, led by Elle Schorr on Tuesday, February 11.  The public is invited to hear Erica speak about “Career Coaching for Artists”. Erica Ando is an independent curator and art writer.  In another life, she owned and operated a profitable fashion accessories company for eight years. (Fun Fact: her first client was the store at MOMA).  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) 832-1776armoryart.org

 

 

AT    THE    ART    SALON:

Tuesday , February 11, 2020

6:30 – 8:30 pm

 

Featured Artist:

 

ERICA  ANDO

 

 

 

“Career Coaching For Artists”

 

 

 

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.

 

 

 

 

 

 

Erica Ando asks a very important question: “WHO’S THE CEO OF YOUR ART BUSINESS?” Our next Art Salon is a ‘Take It To The Bank’ Salon, something we haven’t done in a long time. Erica has founded “The Empowered Artist”, a new business & career coaching service and resource for artists, and will be sharing some of the career building secrets that she’s learned during her over 20 year career working with artists, non-profits, museums and commercial galleries, and as a curator of exhibitions and public programs. Erica has also been a successful grant writer, editor and project manager, as well as a respected art writer for regional, national and international publications, like BOMB, Sculpture, ArtPress, Art Papers, The Miami Rail, and others.

 

 

Erica earned a BFA from Parsons School of Design and an MFA from Tyler School of Art. She went back to school in her 40s and earned a PhD from Florida Atlantic University in the Fine and Performing Arts.  In another life, she owned and operated a profitable fashion accessories company for eight years. (Fun Fact: her first client was the store at MOMA).  Through all of her adventures, she’s learned the hard way about how important it is to balance the creative and business sides of work. She’s also learned about selling and marketing, which, as an introvert, did NOT come naturally!

 

 

It’s her personal mission to empower artists to thrive creatively, build a successful career with purpose and authenticity, make more money, and have the knowledge and confidence to keep it going.  In this presentation, Erica will be talking about her background and what inspired her to start “The Empowered Artist”. In the second hour of the Salon, she’ll be answering your art business and career questions! This is definitely a “Don’t Miss” Salon.

 

 

Art Salons 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

 

 

 

 

 

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:

Rickie Leiter, Publisher

Rickie@therickiereport.com    561-537-0291

17019 SW Sapri Way   Port St. Lucie, FL 34986

 

 

 

 

 

 

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