Take Your Creativity To The Next Level With Vicki Siegel’s Workshops And Classes

Vicki Siegel’s upcoming workshops and classes will energize our creative work! Learn something new, while taking your painting and photography to new levels!  Vicki is an award-winning, full-time working artist and is a certified Golden Artist Educator.  The Rickie Report shares the details of Vicki’s classes and workshops, which take place in Palm Beach County and are open to the public.

 

 

 

V I C K I      S I E G E L

WORKSHOPS, EXHIBITS, STUDIO VISITS  

2019

 

 

 

 

“Between Us” by Vicki Siegel

 

 

 

Vicki Siegel’s upcoming workshops and classes will energize your creative work. Learn something new and take your painting and photography to new levels. Vicki is a fulltime working artist who exhibits extensively. She has a BFA from the University of Illinois and studied masters coursework at Tyler School of Art, Rome. Siegel is a Golden Artist Educator. 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Vicki Siegel’s Florida Keys Workshop

 

 

PAINTING ON PHOTOGRAPHS 2-DAY WORKSHOP

Armory Art Center, West Palm Beach

Thurs.& Fri., January 24 and 25, 2019, 9:30-4:30 p.m.

Tuition: $315

 

If you are a painter who wants to include photographic images into your work, or a photographer who wants to try painting, this workshop will inspire you. You will learn how to collage images, layer acrylic paints, glaze, enhance, and texture your photographic images. Vicki Siegel, a Golden Paint Artist Educator, will give you the chance to try some new and fun paint products while creating new work on canvas and paper. Contact the registrar for the supply list. You can use images supplied by Vicki or your own photographs.

To register: 561 832-1776

https://public.armoryart.org/public/AdultClasses.faces?_ga=2.122247115.1931379812.1543258874-2071644684.1535054469

 

 

 

 

 

“Powerful” Acrylic Paint Layers by Vicki Siegel

 

 

POWERFUL ACRYLIC PAINT LAYERS  2- DAY WORKSHOP

Old School Square Creative Arts School

Fri. & Sat., February 15 & 16, 2019, 9:30-4:30

Tuition: $315

 

 

Learn exciting new ways to layer acrylics to create rich and complex surfaces. Artists working in all media or style will benefit from this innovative way of thinking about materials. Gels, pastes, acrylic skins, masking, stencils, transparent and translucency and direct image transfers will be explained. Contact the registrar for the supply list.  www.oldschoolsquare.org

To register: 561 403-2954 

https://oldschoolsquare.secure.force.com/ticket/#details_a0S0G00000pdlClUAI

 

 

 

“Kiss Kiss” by Vicki Siegel

 

 

 

GLORIOUS COLOR DEMYSTIFIED FOR ACRYLIC PAINTERS

1-DAY WORKSHOP

Armory Art Center, West Palm Beach

Friday March 1, 2019, 9:30-4:30p.m.

Tuition  $165

If you have problems mixing color and using color this 1-day workshop is perfect. You will learn color theory, color mixing and how color enhances a painting. We will start with creating a color wheel and mixing boards. In the afternoon, you will use your knowledge to create a painting on canvas. Contact the registrar for the supply list. The instructor supplies most paints. To register: 561 832-1776   www.armoryart.org

 

 

 

 

POURED PAINT! GO WITH THE FLOW

1-DAY WORKSHOP

Old School Square Creative Arts School

Saturday March 2, 2019, 9:30-4:30p.m. 

Tuition: $165

Create a painting Learn the techniques, tips and tricks of pouring acrylic paint. In this fun, interactive workshop we will use several mediums, fluid acrylics to alter and pour paint. Create vibrant paintings and enjoy the immediate satisfaction of pouring. 

To register: 561 403-2954 

 

 

“Vanish” by Vicki Siegel

 

 

 

 

WEEKLY CLASSES:

 

Exploring Painting, Thursdays. 1:00-4:00

Old School Square, School of Creative Arts, Delray Beach 

This class is for intermediate to advanced students, oil and acrylic preferred. Learn new techniques!

To register:561 243-7922 ext 478 or 317 or

https://oldschoolsquare.secure.force.com/ticket/#details_a0S0G00000pdoPkUAI

 

 

Painting Today: Wednesdays, 1-4pm

Boca Raton Museum Art School

Explore contemporary painting techniques, composition and color through individual assistance and instructor demonstrations. From traditional brushwork to cutting edge mixed media techniques, pours and skins, you will develop your own style. Acrylics are preferred but oils are welcome.  

Course# 3.40 Wednesdays, 1-4PM

To register: (561) 392-2503

https://www.bocamuseum.org/art-school/classes/painting?id=5332

 

 

 

 

Exploring Acrylics: Wednesdays, 6:30-9 pm

Boca Raton Museum Art School

Learn foundation painting skills in a creative atmosphere. Learn how to get started, set up a palette and mix color, brushwork, wet on-wet, wet-on-dry, glazing, layering, texture, and how to use gels and mediums. The class will work from both a set up and instructor photographs until you develop your own ideas as your painting skills improve. 

Course #3.38 Wednesdays, 6:30-9PM To register: (561) 392-2503

https://www.bocamuseum.org/art-school/classes/exploring-acrylics-0?id=5322

 

 

 

 

 

 

Vicki Siegel in her Studio

 

 

 

VICKI SIEGEL 

Vicki Siegel’s work combines painting and photography together.  She creates images that unite her fascination with the world around her with the physicality of paint. Blending the two art forms is a process that results in images that are both real and imaginary.  The photographers gaze allows her to observe and archive reality, while the paint flows from her subconscious to her brush in marks that are uniquely her own. Siegel says, “In my work I ask the viewer to engage by comparing what is photographic and what is paint, but also what is personal and what is universal”. 

 

 

 

ARTWALK, FRIDAY, January 4, 2019 6-9PM

You are invited to visit Vicki’s studio in Delray Beach’s new arts incubator, 

The Arts Warehouse,  Studio 10 (on the second floor), 

313 NE 3rd Street, Delray Beach, FL, 33444 

Mon., Tues., Fri. and Sat 11-3.

Email first to confirm hours.  

Delray Beach First Friday Artwalks: 6-9 pm. Jan. 4th, Feb. 1, etc.

 

 

 

For more information about these classes, workshops, and exhibits:

vickisiegelart@gmail.com

Follow me on Instagram: instagram.com/vickisiegelart

Friend me on FB: facebook.com/vickisiegel and facebook.com/vickisiegelart 

 

 

 

 

 

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

Mark Cohen’s SOLO Exhibit, “Mankind: What Happened” Opens At Armory Art Center December 13

The Armory Art Center invites you to a SOLO Exhibit by Faculty member, Mark Cohen.  The Opening Reception for “Mankind: What Happened” takes place on Thursday, December 13. The exhibit  makes us look at who we are and what we believe in, taking us from “what happened” to “what can each of us do to make this a better world”.   Visitors to today’s West Palm Beach Arts Festival can meet Mark at the Open House, as well as enjoy the Festival. The Rickie Report shares the details with an in depth interview with Mark Cohen and some sneak peeks of his exhibit.

 

811 Park Place   W. Palm Beach, FL 33401    

www.armoryart.org

(561) 832-1776

 

 

 

Meet the artist, Mark Cohen in the Gallery 

During the West Palm Beach Arts Festival

Today from 11 am – 4 pm

 

 

 

 

 

ARMORY  ART  CENTER

PRESENTS:

M  A  R  K        C  O  H  E  N

 SOLO  EXHIBIT :

“Mankind:  What  Happened”

Opening   Reception:

 

Thursday, December 13, 2018

6:00 – 8:00 pm

Non-Members: $5 | Members: Free

East & Greenfield Galleries

 

Exhibit runs November 30 – December 29, 2018

 

 

An exhibition of recent paintings, drawings, intaglio, and screen prints created at the Armory Art Center by faculty member and student, Mark Cohen. The collection makes us look at who we are and what we believe in. From the genocide of humans and animals in the last 75 years, this collection is snap shots that beg the question, “what has happened?.” The artist hopes that we can all take the next step and ask ourselves “What can I do to make this a better world?”

 

 

 

 

 

“Las Vegas” by Mark Cohen

 

 

Mark Cohen tells The Rickie Report, “Five years ago, I took a walk in the woods with my friend, Rabbi Howard Shapiro. We were at his home in Cedar Mountain, North Carolina. I was at a crossroads and needed help. So I asked my friend, “What does the Torah say about what I should do with the rest of my life.” He stopped walking.  And he said, “I’m retired. I’m not supposed to do this anymore.” After a brief moment or two, he said “Be Holy.” And we continued on our walk”.

 

 

 

Mark continues, “Unbeknown to Rabbi Shapiro, I had been watching him prepare for retirement for more than a year. And then he retired. I also watched Larry Bird, the basketball superstar, retire. And I watched my younger brother, Warren, retire. What they all had in common was they didn’t “retire.” I had no intention of retiring, but I did want to change my life. So, I watched the people I respected to see how they transitioned into new lives. What I learned was not to retire. You just do what you have always done, but differently. That was comforting”.

 

 

 

 

“9/11 Jumper” by Mark Cohen

 

 

Mark was ready to become a painter after a long career in advertising and marketing.  Being a painter was a life-long ambition.  “But, he says, ” I didn’t want to give up the other things that I’d always done.  So I didn’t!  I just made room for painting over a period of time and adjusted the time spent on my other activities.  I found the Armory Art Center: A place to learn how to paint, but so much more…a second family… including Board members, the Administration, faculty and students. Miroslav Antic, Jenny Day, Amber Tutwiler, Skip Measelle, Sam Perry, Bob Barra, Anthony Burks, Jr., Ron Garret and Richard Santiago are faculty members who have all contributed to my growth as an artist”. 

 

 

“I quickly found that the most difficult task in painting is choosing subject matter. I wanted to be an example for my son and daughter…that you could do something valuable later in life. That brings us back to Rabbi Shapiro’s admonition – ‘Be Holy’.  My interpretation of those words was ‘Do the Right Thing'”, Mark explains.

 

 

 

 

 

 

“Goodbye, Father Mike” by Mark Cohen

 

 

 

Mark clarifies, “To me, that meant paint about injustice. In a speech given at Amherst College on October 26, 1963, President John F. Kennedy passionately made the case for artists entering the societal issue venue when he said “If sometimes our great artists have been the most critical of our society, it is because their sensitivity and their concern for justice, which must motivate any true artist, makes him aware that our nation falls short of its highest potential. I see little of more importance to the future of this country than full recognition of the place of the artist.”

 

 

 

 

Mark Cohen feels that his purpose as an artist is to challenge our preconceived thinking about societal issues like genocide, foreign and domestic terrorism, racism, mass incarceration, police brutality, genocide of animals, mass shootings and gun violence in general, even what is art. “I hope my work makes people uncomfortable, for I believe that when people are uncomfortable it leads to the questioning of how and why these issues seem so difficult to confront and change”.

 

 

 

 

 

Mark Cohen is a graduate of Florida State University with BA and MFA degrees.  After graduation, he built a marketing communications firm that specializes in health care marketing. Clients included the University of Florida Physicians, Shands Hospital at the University of Florida, Duke University Medical Center, West Virginia University Hospitals, Scott & White in central Texas and many regional and community hospitals from Chicago to Miami. The firm earned hundreds of awards for creative excellence.

 

 

 

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 Salon Features Dana Donaty, “From Profoundly Playful to Order + Collapse – A Time Of Transition” On November 27

The Armory Art Center brings so many opportunities not only to artists, but to art lovers. The monthly Art Salons led by Elle Schorr allow all of us to meet and better understand the creative process with internationally, nationally and locally based artists.  Meet international acclaimed, Dana Donaty on Tuesday, November 27 , as she discusses “FROM ‘PROFOUNDLY PLAYFUL’ TO ‘ORDER + COLLAPSE’ – A TIME OF TRANSITION” The public is invited.  The Rickie Report shares the details and a few sneak peeks.  Stop and look at the art…hear the creators…share the wonder!  FYI: “Order + Collapse” is a very new work in progress, and has not yet been seen in public. She’ll be sharing it with us for the first time!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

811 Park Place   West Palm Beach, Florida 33401

(561) 832-1776     armoryart.org

 

AT THE ART SALON:

TUESDAY,  November 27, 2018

6:30 -8:30 pm

 

 

 

“FROM ‘PROFOUNDLY PLAYFUL’ TO ‘ORDER + COLLAPSE’ – A TIME OF TRANSITION”

PRESENTED BY

Dana  Donaty

 

 

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.

 

Artwork by Dana Donaty

 

 

 

Dana Donaty is known for her “Profoundly Playful” painting and sculpture series, which comes from an interest in satirical playfulness, fragments of timeless memory where nothing is sacred, and before that, for her “Dancers” series, and for her public art. Now she’s embarked on a dramatically different series, being shown and talked about for the first time: “Order + Collapse”, which explores the artist’s studio, and also the human body, through painting, sculpture, collage and assemblage. Her work wrestles with ideas of perception and source, unconscious knowledge and cognition.

 

 

 

“Profoundly Playful” blends reality and fantasy with narrative, satire, burlesque, psychology and “a super charged palette that is like a party about to get thoroughly out of control”. Every part is a series of actions and reactions. She places virgin canvas underneath the “in-process” painting on her easel, and ‘collects’ the excess paint that is flung, splattered, scraped, spilled and off loaded.

 

 

 

 

Just like the canvas before it, the floor work is then raised to eye level. From the aggregation of Rorschach-like blots of primordial color, a fresh composition and a new group of figurative characters emerge. Their shape serves as stimulus for free association – almost any irregular free shape can spark off the associative process. This is a central part of her creative process, giving life to a cast of characters, each exhibiting the vitality of their individual freedom, each one leading to another – creating, conceptually, a visual display of memories sourced from the subconscious.

 

 

 

 

Artwork by Dana Donaty

 

 

 

 

In addition to this auto-associative memory process, Dana often assimilates ideas or phrases from things people say or from books on audio that she listens to while working. She says: “My process mirrors the way in which we learn, we cannot ultimately control how information finds us or how we process it. Therefore, I regard chance as the organizing principle employed in constructing each painting.

 

 

 

 

In response to the chance convergence of memories, thoughts, sounds, emotions, and other stimuli, I attempt to control the uncontrollable through a narrative, layered with numerous subplots, that is personal, implied and universal. My work is my poetic theater of uncertainty, popular culture, universal truths, personal experiences and the modern condition. The viewer can partake in a stable set of meanings or challenge the imagery with their own sense of wonder.”

 

 

Artwork by Dana Donaty

 

 

 

Dana grew up in New Jersey, in a family with mixed Colombian, Peruvian, Italian, Irish and American backgrounds. She has a BA in Drawing from Moore College of Art & Design in Philadelphia, PA. After living in London for twelve years, she relocated to Florida in 2006, where she now lives and works in Miami and Delray Beach. Since 2014, she has been an Artist-in-Residence at Bakehouse Art Complex, Miami.

 

Artwork by Dana Donaty

 

 

Dana will be having a solo exhibition at The Cornell Museum of Art in Delray Beach, opening Dec 5. Her work was recently on view in a solo retrospective exhibition at Coral Springs Museum of Art, Coral Springs, FL. and has been shown at international art fairs like Art Palm Beach, Art Boca Raton, the American International Fine Art Fair, Scope and major group shows throughout Florida. Other selected solo shows include Fordistas Gallery in Miami, Paul Fisher Gallery in Palm Beach and The Ora Sorensen Gallery in Palm Beach. Her work is in both public and private collections in the US, and Europe.

 

She has completed many award-winning public art projects, and has been featured in over 50 national and international publications. She has garnered multiple awards within the design industry, as she has been sought after to create unique commissions for high profile residential and commercial projects.

 

Artwork by Dana Donaty

 

 

 

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 3rd Annual Arts Fest and Open House On December 1 & 2 Offers Unique Gifts And Chance To Nurture Your Creative Spirit!

The Armory Art Center welcomes everyone to the 3rd Annual West Palm Beach Arts Festival on December 1 & 2.  Local and out-of-town artists will be featured as well as live music, demonstrations, food trucks, and activities for all ages.  On Saturday, December 1, visitors can stop by the Open House to check out the classes, and meet the faculty as well as students while touring the Armory’s studios.  If you register for a class during this time, you’ll receive a $30 discount! The Rickie Report shares all of the details.  Find unique gifts and nurture your creative spirit at the same time!

 

 

 

 

 

811 Park Place   W. Palm Beach, FL 33401

 

 

 

 

3rd Annual West Palm Beach Arts Festival

 

December 1 & 2, 2018 | 10 AM – 5 PM

 

811 Park Place, West Palm Beach, FL 33401

Armory Art Center Campus

Free and Open to the Public

Find Unique Holiday Gifts!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Fine Art • Crafts • Live Music • Food & Beer
Kids Activities • Demos

 

 

The 3rd Annual West Palm Beach Arts Festival presented by the Armory Art Center will feature local and out-of-town artists, live music, demonstrations, food trucks, and activities for all ages.Scheduled at the perfect time for holiday shopping, the campus hosts space for 90 tents throughout the Armory’s campus. Festival will be held outdoors in the sculpture garden and in the parking lot.

 

 

 

Artists will have the opportunity to interact with the public through art demos and booth chats. Kid’s activities make the festival a perfect experience for families.

 

 

 

 

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!

 

 

Armory Art Center Open House

Saturday, December 1, 2018

1:00 pm – 4:00 pm

Free and open to the public

Montgomery Hall

This event is happening during the West Palm Beach Arts Festival.

Please join us for all of the events!

 

 

 

 

 

Come meet the Armory instructors, hear about their classes, see some of the student work and tour the Armory studios. A perfect way for you to get to know us and nurture your creative spirit!

Registration will be open and with a $30 discount

when you enroll in classes that day.

 

 

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 Announces Photography Salons. Meet Other Photographers, Learn New Techniques, Get Constructive Feedback.

The Photo Salon at the Armory Art Center is a unique gathering place to showcase and talk about your photography. Meet other photographers and participate in stimulating discussions about what’s old, what’s new, and what’s happening in the world of photography. It’s a terrific opportunity to share your photographic experiences and get positive, constructive feed back of your work.  The Rickie Report shares the details and urges photographers to take part in these sessions, which are led by award winning photographer, Barry Schein.

 

 

 

 

 

811 Park Place    W. Palm Beach, FL 33401

561.832.1776   armoryart.org


Photography by Barry Shein

P  H  O  T  O       S  A  L  O  N  S

 

 

Held the second Tuesday of every month

6:30 – 8:30 pm

In the Armory Art Center Media Room

$10 payable at the door

Drop Ins Welcome!

Bring no more the 5 images on a flash drive or memory card

 

 

 

2018/2019   Photo   Salon   Dates:

November 13, 2018

December 11, 2018

January 15, 2019

February 12, 2019

March 12, 2019

April 9, 2019

May 14, 2019

 

SAVE  THE  DATE!

On April 9, 2019 Sofia Maduro with be doing an  illustrated talk entitled “The Enlightened Viewer”, which gives an overview of what makes a good photograph, and gives tips for how to take a more discerning look at photographs. 

 

The Photo Salon at the Armory Art Center is a unique gathering place to showcase and talk about your photography. Meet other photographers and participate in stimulating discussions about what’s old, what’s new, and what’s happening in the world of photography. It’s a terrific opportunity to share your photographic experiences and get positive, constructive feed back of your work.

Barry Schein, award winning professional photographer and instructor, will be facilitating the salon. Everyone is welcome and we look forward to seeing you. Please bring no more than five digital or print photographs.

 

 

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 Announces “Jewelry Lunch & Learn” Plus Bus Trip To Art Basel & Art Miami

The Armory Art Center invites the public to a free “Lunch & Learn Jewelry Casting Demo” on Thursday, November 29th.  Bring your own lunch and an open mind!  On Friday, December 7th, skip the driving and parking hassles and attend Art Basel & Art Miami with the Armory’s Bus Trip!  The Rickie Report shares the details on both and urges you to sign up before all the bus seats are taken!

 

 

 

 

 

 

811 Park Place    W. Palm Beach, FL 33401

561.832.1776   armoryart.org

 

 

 

Lunch & Learn: Jewelry Casting Demo

Thursday, November 29, 2018

12:45 –  1:30PM

 

Jewelry Casting Demo

 

 

 

Join us for a jewelry casting demonstration with our metalsmithing department!

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. 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.

*This Lunch & Learn will be held in the Jewelry Studio. Head to the registration desk and they will direct you.

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

 

 

Trip  to  Art  Basel  &  Art  Miami

Friday, December 7, 2018

 

 

 

 

Skip the driving and parking hassle. Join us on our bus trip. Tickets are $95 and includes bus ride, tickets to Art Basel and Art Miami/Art Context.

armoryart.org/artbaseltrip

Call (561) 832-1776 to order or purchase tickets!

Itinerary

9:30 a.m.    Bus arrives at the Armory

10:00            Bus leaves Armory

11:15              Bus arrives at Art Miami

2:30               Bus leaves Art Miami

2:45               Bus arrives at Art Basel

6:45               Bus leaves Art Basel

8:15 pm        Bus arrives at the Armory

 

Call the registrar for tickets at (561) 832-1776

 

 

 

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

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

****Date Changed To Fifth Tuesday, October 30th For Art Salon **** Meet Aurora Molina, Fiber Artist

The Armory Art Center brings so many opportunities not only to artists, but to art lovers. The monthly Art Salons led by Elle Schorr allow all of us to meet and better understand the creative process with internationally, nationally and locally based artists.  Meet figurative fiber sculpture artist, Aurora Molina on Tuesday, October 30th, as she discusses “CULTURAL PORTRAITS IN FIBER AND THREAD” The public is invited.  The Rickie Report shares the details and a few sneak peeks.  Stop and look at the art…hear the creators…share the wonder!  Please note CHANGED DATE for this Art Salon!!!

 

 

811 Park Place   West Palm Beach, Florida 33401

(561) 832-1776     armoryart.org

 

AT THE ART SALON:

TUESDAY,  October 30, 2018

6:30 -8:30 pm

“CULTURAL PORTRAITS

IN FIBER AND THREAD”

PRESENTED BY

Aurora  Molina

 

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.

 

 

Art Installation by Aurora Molina

 

 

Aurora Molina is a figurative fiber sculpture artist, using embroidery as a drawing instrument, and fabric as a material for building large sculptural installations, tapestries, marionettes, and small wall drawings that capture people of all ages and backgrounds, and the environments in which they live. Each has its own spirit; some playful, some grotesque, others belligerent and some with a more serious side. Some contain satirical, even subversive political commentaries. Each one tells a story that appeals to our social consciousness and narrates stories, whether about childhood or aging, family, climate change or anthropoid-like creatures with animal instincts, immigration or life in one of the many cultures in which she has lived and worked. She says “The use of fabric and the obsessiveness of embroidery defines my work and honors that centuries-old legacy of women weavers and artisans.”

 

 

 

 

 

Art Installation At FAT Village by Aurora Molina

 

 

 

Photography, video, robotics and more have been utilized in the telling of her many stories. “Whereas society has slowly created “fictions” and “virtual realities” to replace the real, I instead direct the spectator’s attention to the everyday real happenings of ordinary lives.” Some works use stockings to make her creatures appear crude, more visceral, “as if the skin had been removed to reveal what’s beneath, to expose the rawness of tissue and blood”. She says “it is the grotesque nature of these pieces that is meant to invite deeper explorations into the true nature of the character, in order to seduce the spectator to reexamine his or her own psychological vulnerabilities”.

 

 

Figurative Art by Aurora Molina

 

 

 


Aurora Molina was born in La Havana, Cuba, in 1984, and emigrated to the United States at the age of sixteen. She received her BA in Fine Arts from Florida International University, specializing in Mixed Media, and her MFA in Contemporary Art at the Universidad Europea de Madrid, completed in 2009. She currently lives in Miami, where she is a resident artist at the Bakehouse Art Complex, and is represented by Bernice Steinbaum Gallery. She also works as an art educator, teaching art to kids who are often from disadvantaged backgrounds or with developmental disabilities, in Miami, Oaxaca, Mexico, Yogjakarta, Indonesia, and Kota, India, often related to the aesthetics of their own cultural traditions.

 

 

 

Installation art by Aurora Molina

 

 

 

 

 

About Art Salons:

South Florida has become a vibrant center for art and artists, and ART SALONS at the ARMORY ART CENTER in West Palm Beach are a gathering place for artists from throughout in the region. Each month from October to May, Art Salons offer presentations by influential professional artists whose artwork is being shown in museums and galleries in South Florida. Presenters show their work, talk about their influences, and explore the work of artists showing in museums and galleries, followed by stimulating discussions between all who attend. Our discussions cover the gamut of contemporary art themes, including conceptual, cultural, socio/political, environmental, race and gender focused and aesthetic practices, the materials and techniques used to convey these ideas, and where we fit into the world of contemporary conceptual art. Art Salons also offer the opportunity to explore the practical side of being an artist, enhance professional development, share useful resources, and network with other artists.

Elle Schorr, a well-known artist / photographer who spends much of her time at museums and art exhibits locally and internationally, has been facilitating the salons, hosted by the Armory Art Center, since 2012.

All are welcome to join in these timely explorations of trends in contemporary art and individual artists’ work.

 

 

 

TRAVEL DIRECTIONS:

All Salons meet in the Media Room of the Armory Art Center, 811 Park Place, West Palm Beach, Florida 3340, in the historic Art Deco Armory building to the left of the garden.

If you’re driving North on I-95, turn right/ east on Belvedere Blvd. Turn left at the light on to Parker Avenue. Continue north to Park Place, just before the new Firehouse. The entrance and main parking lot of the Armory Art Center is halfway up the block on the left side.

If you’re driving South on I-95, turn left / east on Okeechobee Blvd. Turn right on Parker Ave, just before the Convention Center. Continue south past the park and new Firehouse, and turn left on Park Place. The entrance and main parking lot of the Armory Art Center is halfway up the block on the left side.

 

 

 

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

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Assemblage Artist And Sculptor, Phillip Estlund, Speaks About “Derelict Nature” At Armory Art Center’s Opening Art Salon On October 2nd

The Armory Art Center brings so many opportunities not only to artists, but to art lovers. The monthly Art Salons led by Elle Schorr allow all of us to meet and better understand the creative process with internationally, nationally and locally based artists.  Meet assemblage artist and sculptor, Phillip Estlund on Tuesday, October 2nd, as he discusses “Derelict Nature The public is invited.  The Rickie Report shares the details and a few sneak peeks.  Stop and look at the art…hear the creators…share the wonder!

 

 

811 Park Place   West Palm Beach, Florida 33401

(561) 832-1776     armoryart.org

 

AT THE ART SALON:

TUESDAY,  October 2, 2018

6:30 -8:30 pm

“Derelict Nature”

PRESENTED BY

Phillip Estlund

 

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.

 

 

“Adventures in Interior Design” by Phillip Estlund

 

 

Phillip Estlund makes sculptures and assemblages using detritus from his immediate surroundings. These works are reflective of the present day, tenuous natural environmental and financial climate. Estlund’s work is made from ordinary materials collected from demolition sites – all in advanced stages of decrepitude, further hastened by the volatile South Florida climate. Ever yielding to the inevitability and finality of decay, through these sculptures the artist embraces attrition and the resulting degeneration as a force of both inevitable annihilation and potential growth. He has also created heavily tactile landscape paintings, as well as transforming mid century pieces of furniture through addition of botanical and field guide images, and real but inverted cypress knees. Inspired by the sequential devastating hurricanes that preceded the housing crash nearly a decade ago, and through the use of a menagerie of man-made, natural, and synthetic-chemical materials, Estlund is addressing the visual/physical stew that is our contemporary landscape and examining the complexities of living in such a place.

 

 

“Home Invasion” by Phillip Estlund

 

 

Phillip Estlund was born in Athens, Greece and raised in Jacksonville, Florida. He received his BFA from the Maryland Institute, College of Art and studied in the Netherlands at the Academie voor Beeldende Vorming, Tilburg. He received a South Florida Cultural Consortium Grant in 2011, and has been included in exhibitions at Cheim and Reid, Gagosian, Eleven Rivington, Work/Space at ACME, Los Angeles, MOCA North Miami, Art and Culture Center of Hollywood, Schmitt Gallery at FAU, The Norton Museum (The Triumph of Love / The Beth Rudin DeWoody Collection), and the Bunker Artspace Inaugural Exhibition of the Beth Rudin DeWoody Collection, (where he is also a co-curator). Estlund is represented by Gavlak Gallery in Palm Beach, and will have work in “Sea and Sky” there this fall. One of his installations can currently be seen at the Culture Lab (formerly Macy’s) in West Palm Beach.

 

 

Installation Art at North Miami MOCA by Phillip Estlund

ART SALONS at the ARMORY ART CENTER in West Palm Beach are a gathering place for artists from throughout in the region. Each month from October to May, Art Salons offer presentations by influential professional artists whose artwork is being shown in museums and galleries in South Florida. Presenters show their work, talk about their influences, and explore the work of artists showing in museums and galleries, followed by stimulating discussions between all who attend. Our discussions cover the gamut of contemporary art themes, including conceptual, cultural, socio/political, environmental, race and gender focused and aesthetic practices, the materials and techniques used to convey these ideas, and where we fit into the world of contemporary conceptual art. Art Salons also offer the opportunity to explore the practical side of being an artist, enhance professional development, share useful resources, and network with other artists.

ELLE SCHORR, a well known artist / photographer who spends much of her time at museums and art exhibits locally and internationally, has been facilitating the salons, hosted by the Armory Art Center, since 2012.

 

 

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 “Connections: Jewelry & Ceramics” A Look At Creative Synergy And Creativity Itself-Exhibit Runs Through August 17

“Connections” features artwork by Armory Art Center instructors Mark Walnock in Ceramics, Lisa Johnson and Maria Tritico in Jewelry /Metalsmithing, and their students. These active, inspiring, and dynamic teachers provide expertise and dialogues with their students to inspire and to help find their artistic voices. Likewise, students bring their experiences and visions of what they plan to create and hope to accomplish in class. This relationship creates “connections”, a synergy between teachers and students.  The free, opening reception takes place on Friday, August 10th.  The Rickie Report shares the details and some sneak peeks.  What connections will you find when you stop by?

 

 

 

811 Park Place    W. Palm Beach, FL 33401

561.832.1776   armoryart.org

 

 

 

“No.4   C O N N E C T I O N S”

 

 

Exhibition Reception:

Friday, August 10, 2018

6  –  8 PM

Free and Open to the Public
East Gallery

Exhibit is available now through August 17th

 

 

EXHIBITIONS ARE OPEN TO THE PUBLIC:
Monday – Friday, 10:00 am – 5:00 pm | Saturday, 10:00 am – 2:00 pm

Opening receptions for this series are free to members and a $5 suggested donation for non-members for summer shows.

Visits during regular gallery hours are free.

811 Park Place, West Palm Beach, FL 33401 | armoryart.org

 

 

 

 

 

“Connections” features the artwork by Armory Art Center instructors Mark Walnock in Ceramics, Lisa Johnson and Maria Tritico in Jewelry /Metalsmithing, and their students.

 

 

Necklace by Maria Tritico

 

These active, inspiring, and dynamic teachers provide expertise and dialogues with their students to inspire and to help find their artistic voices. Likewise, students bring their experiences and visions of what they plan to create and hope to accomplish in class. This relationship creates Connections, a synergy between teachers and students.

 

“Medusa” by Mark Walnock

 

 

Connections are also relevant between these two disciplines as both are three-dimensional. Although the technical approach to developing work in Ceramics and Jewelry/Metalsmithing is different, they connect with the same design language, tackle similar concepts, and share concerns regarding surface, scale, and functionality.

 

 

 

 

 

Necklace by Lisa Johnson

 

 

“To develop a complete mind: study the science of art; study the art of science. Learn how to see. Realize that everything connects to everything else.”  Leonardo Da Vinci

 

 

 

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

 

 

 

 

Work Space And Equipment In Jewelry/Metalsmithing Studios Available For Rent At Armory Art Center

Work space and equipment in the Jewelry/Metalsmithing studios is available to rent for artists looking for a comprehensively equipped jewelry studio to create work independent of the Armory Art Center‘s school and programming. To register, you must have experience in the field or have taken the Beginning Jewelry course at the Armory and complete a safety test.  Studio hours are a 3-hour minimum, which include day and evening hours during the week and Saturday afternoon.  The Rickie Report shares the details and some photos of the facility’s equipment.

 

 

 

811 Park Place    W. Palm Beach, FL 33401

561.832.1776   armoryart.org

 

 

Session 1: September 4th- October 27th

Rental Fee: $45 per 3 hours

 

 

JEWELRY/ METALSMITHING  STUDIO  RENTAL

 

 

Work space and equipment in the Jewelry/Metalsmithing studios is available to rent for artists looking for a comprehensively equipped jewelry studio to create work independent of the Armory Art Center’s school and programming.

 

 

Three types of shears

To register, you must have experience in the field or have taken the Beginning Jewelry course at the Armory and complete a safety test.  Studio hours are a 3-hour minimum, which include day and evening hours during the week and Saturday afternoon. Please check with registration for the current schedule. Equipment features 2 hydraulic presses, 3 rolling mills, 4 acetylene B tanks, 2 enameling kilns, centrifuge, vacuum casting, burn out kiln, 2 buffing machines, etc.

 

 

 

Two enameling ovens

Buffing Machines

 

Centrifuge

 

 

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