Cornell Museum Presents Jane Lawton Baldridge’s “Oceana Phenomena” With Opening Reception, Art & Science Panel, And Film Presentation June 7 – September 27, 2024

The Cornell Museum in Delray Beach presents Jane Lawton Baldridge‘s “Oceana Phenomena” with multiple opportunities for the public to view and engage in discussion.  The Opening Reception on Friday, June 7 kicks off a series including a Panel Presentation on Thursday, June 20, an Artists Talk on Friday, August 2 at the Spotlight Gallery and a film presentation, ” Sea Stories, Sea Level Chronicles & Wisdom of the Waves”, on Thursday, August 15. These programs represent partnerships with scientists, educators, office holders, non-profits and State personnel bringing Jane’s fervent message to all of us! This exhibit has been curated by Art Moves You.  The Rickie Report shares the details and some sneak peeks of Jane’s artistry.

 

 

 

 

 

51 N. Swinton Ave.   Delray Beach, FL 33444

561.654.2220

 

 

 

 

 

 

Solo  Multi-Media  Exhibit

 Jane Lawton Baldridge’s  “Oceana  Phenomena”

 

 

“Oceana Phenomena” is brought to the community through partnerships with Scientists, Educators, office-holders, non-profits and State personnel who are involved as Environmental Stakeholders working for water management, ocean clean up, pollution control, growth control, coastal resilience including the Nature Conservancy, Surfrider Foundation, politicians, Friends of the Everglades, The North Carolina Coastal Federation, Conservation Foundation of the Gulf Coast, Florida Oceanographic and more.

 

 

This exhibit is available from June 7 – September 27, 2024

 

 

 

Jane Lawton Baldridge

 

 

 

Jane Lawton Baldridge’s “Oceana Phenomena: Sea Stories, Sea Level Chronicles & Wisdom of the Waves” exhibition curated by Art Moves You, resonates advocacy for the water on our planet. Her artworks promote protection of watersheds to the ocean.

 

  • “Sea Stories” paintings created with hopes of heightening the awareness of the sea’s importance, beauty, and fragility.

  • “Sea Level Chronicles” human & animal sculptures covered in recycled navigational charts then painted to elicit the image of rising waters.

  • “Wisdom of the Waves” a film of Jane’s Sea Stories animated paintings paired with quotes and wave imagery to evoke thoughtful activism about protecting our water resources.

 

 

 

Multi-Media Art Exhibit by Jane Lawton Baldridge

 

 

 

 

 

 

Friday, June 7 , 2024      

6 – 9 pm

 

 

 

Multi-Media Art Exhibit by Jane Lawton Baldridge

 

Thursday, June 20, 2024    

6 -7 pm

 

 

Featuring:

 

 

Jane Lawton Baldridge, artist

 

Jane will speak about the intent of her art to bring awareness to the importance of taking care of our water resources as well as attention to areas at risk for permanent inundation, storm surge, and pollution.

 

 

City 0f Delray Beach Sustainability Department

 

Kent Edwards, officer, and Christian Chitester, Coordinator will talk about where the public gets its water, the processes to keep it safe and clean, plus the aquifers in Delray Beach and Palm Beach County run by the Water Management District.

 

 

Everglades  Restoration

 

Jennifer Reynolds, Director of  Everglades Restoration will speak about the project and to share the need to balance the natural eco-system in order to safeguard our waters and waterways.

 

 

 

Multi-Media Art Exhibit by Jane Lawton Baldridge

 

 

In the Spotlight Gallery

Friday, August 2, 2024  

6 – 9 pm

 

 

 

 

 

Thursday, August 15, 2024    

6 – 7 pm

“Oceana Phenomena”

 

Sea Stories, Sea Level Chronicles & Wisdom of the Waves

 

 

 

 

ABOUT THE MUSEUM

The Cornell Art Museum is housed in the restored 1913 Delray Elementary School building on the Old School Square campus and is one of the surprises that people discover in Delray Beach. The Museum strives to show nationally and internationally recognized, contemporary artists who create innovative and provocative works of art. Visitors will enjoy intriguing pieces of artwork while discovering new artists and styles.  The Museum exposes the greater Delray Beach and South Florida communities to artwork that is culturally relevant and exciting, hoping to foster creativity and inspire imagination.  Museum shows typically begin with a theme and blossom into dynamic group exhibitions that excite visitors from all backgrounds.

 

The Cornell Art Museum was dedicated in 1990 and named in honor of Delray Beach residents Harriet W. and George D. Cornell. The architecture, formally known as “Masonry Vernacular,” makes the building unique in the downtown area. This style was used for several smaller buildings in the Old School Square Historic Arts District. Without the colorful exhibit banners and other signage, one would never guess that the building is actually a museum. During the restoration process, the original atrium and classrooms, which are now exhibition spaces, were restored to preserve the rare Dade County Pine floors, tall windows and open space. The only significant modification to the interior was to open the atrium up to the second floor, allowing for natural light to stream in and provide a more spacious feel.

 

The Museum completed a $1 million interior renovation in November 2017. The first floor houses two large galleries for the main exhibitions and a Spotlight gallery for month-long exhibits of works by local artists. Also on the first floor is the Museum Store featuring hand-crafted art, decor and jewelry by 50 area artists. The second floor, accessible by two grand staircases or an elevator, has four exhibition galleries and atrium. The Cornell Art Museum is located to the south of the Crest Theatre building, and is connected to the Crest Theatre building’s Ocean Breeze Room and portico by a covered loggia.

 

 

 

 

ART MOVES YOU:   http://www.facebook.com/ArtMovesYou/

 

 

 

More From Jane Lawton Baldridge:

The venues where Baldridge’s artwork has been shown include Lincoln Center, Times Square, the Louvre, Museum of Computer Art, Mint Museum, Cameron Museum of Art and Fayetteville Museum of Art and at the World Festival of Art on Paper in Slovenia. She also has a print in the Library of Congress. For more information, visit her website, www.artspeaks.com.

 

 

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11676 SW River Crossing Place, Port St. Lucie, FL 34987

Delray Beach Development Authority (DDA)Announces Immersive Exhibit “The World Of Water” At Cornell Art Museum. Open Now Through Sunday, June 25, 2023. Admission Is Free

The Delray Beach Downtown Development Authority (DDA) announces a new immersive exhibition at the Cornell Art Museum.The World of WATER” features 20 South Florida artists with 40 pieces of artwork and explores an artistic interpretation of mankind’s connection to water, touching on the environment, conservation and sustainability. The Exhibit is OPEN NOW through Sunday, June 25, 2023 and admission is Free.  The Rickie Report shares the details and some sneak peeks.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Cornell Art Museum

51 N. Swinton Avenue, Delray Beach, FL 33444

561-654-2220

 

 

Free Admission

On view NOW –  Sunday, June 25, 2023

 

 

“Bent Pipe Obstruction”by KX2 (Dana Kleinman and Ruth Avra)

 

 

 

 

This special immersive exhibition was curated by the DDA’s Cultural Arts Director, Marusca Gatto, in collaboration with Debby Coles-Dobay of Art Moves PB.

 

 

 

“Red” by Alicja Kabat

 

 

 

 

M E E T      T H E       A R T I S T S:

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Besides “The World of WATER,” the Cornell Art Museum showcases the Surfing Florida Exhibition (through June 25, 2023), which highlights all of Florida’s rich surfing history through rare archive photographs, historic surfboards and curated local artwork.

 

 

 

 

 

 

“Chesapeake Blue 2018” Hot blown glass and metal by Eli Cecil

 

 

 

A total of 40 pieces featuring textural elements in mixed media sculpture, installations, glass, digital and film photography, oil and watercolor paintings.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

“Time for Reflection” by Andre Lopez Bermudez 

Sound Design by Fort Lauderdale’s Multidisciplinary artist Dave Rosenthal, founder of Desire Media Productions, invites guests to linger and hear the sound of water in an immersive experience.

 

 

https://downtowndelraybeach.com/listings/cornell-art-museum

About Delray Beach Downtown Development Authority (DDA)

The DDA team is responsible for curating exhibitions, programs and events for the Cornell Art Museum and all other Old School Square campus facilities.  The Delray Beach Downtown Development Authority (DDA) was established in 1971 with a mission to grow, strengthen, and enhance the economic vitality of Downtown Delray Beach. As an autonomous agency of the City, the Delray Beach DDA advocates, facilitates, plans, and executes business development, fosters business relations, helps with the planning of public and private projects, and markets the downtown district. The DDA is located at 350 SE 1st Street, Delray Beach, FL.

Learn more at https://downtowndelraybeach.com/

Follow updates on social media:

@DowntownDelray and @DelrayOldSchoolSquare

Cornell Art Museum: 561-654-2220

The DDA can be reached:  561-243-1077

 

 

 

 

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Indie Art Festival Brings New Vibe To Old School Square THE Arts Culture Center In Delray Beach On September 18 & 19. Free Admission

The Indie Art Festival 2021 takes place on Saturday, September 18 and Sunday, September 19. This Premiere Juried Outdoor Art Festival is on the historic grounds of the Cornell Art Museum at Old School Square.  The Cornell Art Museum is a vibrant, contemporary art museum housed in the former, quaint 1913 Delray Beach Elementary School building. The Festival offers an amazing end of summer celebration at THE Arts Culture Center in the heart of Downtown Delray Beach! Old School Square is a not for profit organization.  The Rickie Report shares the details and some sneak peeks!

 

 

 

51 N. Swinton Avenue    Delray Beach, FL 33444

www.oldschoolsquare.org

 

 

 

 

 

 

Saturday, September 18, 2021  

 

  10 am to 5 pm 

 

&

 

 

Sunday, September 19, 2021  

 

     10 am to 4 pm

 

 

 

 

Original Wearable Art by Jean Jean Houndsome 

 

 

 

 

 Original Wearable Art Accessories by P Boekhout

 

 

 

 

Located on the historic grounds of the Cornell Art Museum at Old School Square on Atlantic Avenue in Downtown Delray Beach, Florida

 

 

 

 

Original art by V Davis

 

 

 

 

Acrylic, Oil, Watercolor painting,Graffiti/Spray paint,Chalk/Modern Lettering/Modern Calligraphy, Paper/Modern Stationery/Handmade Papers, Fashion/Fabrics/Leather, Clay, Digital, Fiber, Glass, Jewelry, Mixed media, Photography, Printmaking/Drawing, Sculpture – Metal, Stone, Bronze, Woodwork, Plants/Live wall displays

 

 

 

 

 

Original Wood work by Scott Smith

 

 

 

 

 

COVID-19 GUIDELINES:

 

Old School Square continues to keep our employees and patrons safe. Please consider the following:

 

Booths will be set up for socially distance format.

 

Old School Square will continue to follow Palm Beach County rules and regulations and may apply private restrictions per the CDC and Palm Beach County recommendations and guidelines for patrons and vendors. 

 

Sanitiation stations will be available.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

For more information:

Squares on the Square is a signature fundraising event for Old School Square Center for the Arts, Inc., a 501 (c)(3) registered non-profit cultural organization.



 

 

 

 

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17019 SW Sapri Way   Port St. Lucie, FL 34986

“Squares On The Square” Fundraiser At Cornell Art Museum Adds A Twist, Adding New Sizes And An “Early Access” Pass To Art Lovers To Get Their First Picks. Deadline For Artwork Is July 8.

The Cornell Art Museum announces a Call for Art for its annual fundraiser, with a little twist! The SQUARES ON THE SQUARE exhibition and sale will feature artwork in a range of sizes: 6 x 6, 8 x 8, 10 x 10 and 12 x 12 inches.  Participating artists will donate original works of art, to be featured in an exhibition at the Cornell Art Museum opening during the Delray Beach First Friday Art Walk on Friday, August 6, 2021. The artworks will be sold at the SQUARES ON THE SQUARE cocktail reception on August 25, 2021. Art lovers can purchase an “Early Access” pass for $35.00 (on sale from August 6 through 25) that will allow the pass holder to purchase works prior to non-pass holders up to 30 minutes before the sale begins at the event on August 25. Early Access passes can be purchased in person or online. All SQUARES will remain hanging in the museum for the entirety of the exhibition (August 6 –25.) All proceeds benefit the Cornell Art Museum at Old School Square!  The Rickie Report shares this CALL TO ARTISTS and reminds art lovers to mark their calendars for the BIG EVENT on the SQAURE! Deadline to enter is July 8!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

51 N. Swinton Avenue    Delray Beach, FL 33444

www.oldschoolsquare.org

 

 

C A L L        F O R        A R T I S T S

 

DEADLINE:   JULY 8, 2021

 

 

 

EXHIBIT     OPENS:

 

 

AUGUST 6, 2021

 

Early Access passes go on sale & buyers may begin purchasing works*

 

 

 

GET    YOUR    EARLY    ACCESS    PASS   –   HAVE    1ST    PICK   OF    ARTWORKS!

*Please note: Early Access passholders will be given first view at the August 25th event, and a chance to purchase artwork up to 30 minutes prior to the sale.

 

Exhibit  is  available  August  6 – 25,  2021

REGISTER HERE TO PARTICIPATE

 

 

 

ARTWORK REQUIREMENTS:

 

  • Two-dimensional and three-dimensional artwork must be sized at either 6×6, 8×8, 10×10, or12x12 inches. Please do not exceed dimensions.

  • Three-dimensional work should not exceed 6x6x6, 8x8x8, 10x10x10, & 12x12x12 inches.

  • Artwork must be flat-backed and ready to hang.

  • Framed works are accepted; framing is not required.

  • Each artist & one guest will receive complimentary admission to the August 25 event.

  • All mediums accepted. Please no unfixed charcoal/pastels or wet paint.

  • Artwork that does not meet the above requirements will not be accepted.

 

 

TIMELINE:

JULY 8, 2021: All artwork must be received by 4:00PM

AUGUST 6, 2021: Art Walk exhibition featuring the SQUARES artwork opens.
Early Access passes go on sale & buyers may begin purchasing works*

AUGUST 6 – 25, 2021: Artwork on view at the Cornell Art Museum
Artwork available for purchase by Early Access passholders

AUGUST 25, 2021: SQUARES ON THE SQUARE reception and sale from 6:00–9:00PM All purchased artwork is taken home by collectors

*Please note: Early Access passholders will be given first view at the August 25th event, and a chance to purchase artwork up to 30 minutes prior to the sale.

SUBMIT YOUR ARTWORK:

BY MAIL:

Cornell Art Museum
ATTN: SQUARES ON THE SQUARE 51 N. Swinton Avenue
Delray Beach, Florida 33444

IN PERSON:

Cornell Art Museum, at the corner of Atlantic Avenue and N. Swinton Ave in Downtown Delray Beach (buiding faces Atlantic Ave.) THURSDAY — SUNDAY 12:00 to 5:00PM

 

 

 

 

For more information:

Squares on the Square is a signature fundraising event for Old School Square Center for the Arts, Inc., a 501 (c)(3) registered non-profit cultural organization.



 

 

 

 

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17019 SW Sapri Way   Port St. Lucie, FL 34986

Jan Bush Presents “Art About You” Virtual Class At Old School Square Promoting Feelings Of Wellness, Self Discovery And Creative Tools For Insight All While Having Fun!

Today is Mental Health Awareness Day and we interview Jan Bush, ED.D., ATR-BC. A board certified and licensed Art Psychotherapist, Jan will offer “ART ABOUT YOU” via the Creative Arts School at Old School Square’s new virtual classes.  Improving one’s mental, emotional, and physical health translates to better overall health! Art therapy is designed to promote feelings of wellness, self-discovery, and creative tools for insight. Weekly classes promise to be fun, motivating and will help you reframe, recharge, and revitalize yourself.  Be assured that anyone can participate!  You do not need to have any art skills and you do not need to disclose any private information.  ART ABOUT YOU” contains a WOW factor of fun and is guaranteed to help you keep your stress levels low and your contentedness high.  Sign up for this virtual class! The Rickie Report shares the details.

 

 

 

REFRAME     RECHARGE     REVITALIZE

 

 

“ART    ABOUT    YOU”

 

Four Week Virtual Classes  Begin   

October 15, 2020

1 – 4 PM

 At Old School Square Creative Arts School

 

 

 

USING ART TO

DEVELOP SELF AWARENESS THROUGH

ONE’S PERSONAL SYMBOL MAKING 

 

 

 

 

Jan Bush, ED.D., ATR-BC

305-989-2500

Email:  Arttherapysouthflorida@gmail.com

Facebook:  https://m.facebook.com/arttherapysouthflorida/

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

REGISTER For  “ART ABOUT YOU”

 

 

 

 

 

 

TRR:  The Creative Arts School at Old School Square is offering some unique classes, including your “ART ABOUT YOU”.  What should a student expect from this class?

JB:

This class will focus on Art Therapy-based directives and is not treatment oriented, as one might find in personal counseling sessions. Instead, this class is designed for wellness and self-enrichment with the leadership of a credentialed and licensed professional who  will teach nourishing self-care practices on topics related to self-compassion, self-awareness, self-care, and identification of feelings. If you are interested in any form of artmaking and desire to learn creative approaches with your feelings and communication styles and want to have fun, this class is for you. The art media used is based on a student’s free choice or suggestions that will be offered. I look forward to helping my students learn that in this class, art is something you do—not something you make.

 

 

 

 

 

TRR:  What is an Art Therapist?

JB:

Credentialed art therapists are healthcare professionals who provide services to people of all ages in a variety of care settings and through private practice. They work in hospitals, clinics, K-12 schools, educational institutions, nursing homes,  community programs, prisons, recreation facilities, mental health settings and nonprofit agencies. They often work with other medical professionals to create treatment plans to help people address health and well-being. 

 

 

 

TRR:  How did you begin your career as an art therapist?

JB:

 

began my interest in art and helping others in the late 1960’s.  I was in high school in my home town, Miami, where I volunteered at a childrens’ group home. I wanted to pursue professional study of Art Therapy in college, but learned there was no undergraduate major in the field. I majored in fine arts, education and psychology. And fortunately, I was able to participate in community work at a local private psychiatric inpatient facility where I mentored with a prominent art therapist clinician. Later, I pursued graduate studies at Hahnemann Medical College (aka Drexel University) in Philadelphia and became a registered certified clinician.  In 1976 after graduate school, I returned to Miami, and slowly developed an “in” to the Miami Dade County Public Schools.  My dream was to bring art therapy to the children in public schools. However, no one had heard of art therapy nor were there any job openings or an employee structure for the hiring of an art therapist.

 

 

 

I became successful in implementing a pilot program which was later accepted in the schools as a full-fledged mental health component for children identified as having behavioral difficulties. I am credited for contributing to the fields of psychology and education as the first therapist in the nation to have laid the foundation for a mental health program in public education, in the field  of clinical art therapy for Miami’s Dade County Public Schools.  My endeavor established a national model for art therapy in school settings and I subsequently authored the pioneering textbook, The Handbook of School Art  Therapy – Introducing Art Therapy into a Public-School System, (CC Thomas Publishers, 1997). Through my long-term and pioneering work, I received a National Distinguished Clinical Services Award from the American Art Therapy Association and Lifetime Achievement Award from the Miami Dade County Public Schools. 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

I am a Registered-Board Certified Art Psychotherapist with the American Art Therapy Association (AATA) and the Art Therapy Credentials Board (ATCB).  My breadth of clinical practice has not only included educational settings but also medical, psychiatric and outpatient settings, correctional facilities and social service  agencies helping clients with a range of issues such as depression and anxiety, grief and loss, substance abuse, behavioral disorders, physical disabilities, relationship  problems, career and educational concerns, LGBTQ issues and other life events. 

 

 

Internationally known, I have consulted, presented, and keynoted my work for higher  education, hospitals, educational settings, non-profit groups, agencies and professional  organizations. Additional professional work has included developing clinical curricula for higher education,  evaluating counseling programs, mentoring aspiring art therapists, writing books, clinical guides and articles and pursuing original research.   I have been featured in local, state and national print and broadcast media including television shows, radio programs, newspaper and magazine articles, podcasts and NBC’s nationwide network newsPresently, I serve as a consultant in private practice based in Palm Beach County Florida. I have been fortunate to have the superstar nod in the  field and have been a popular speaker presenting courses, invited keynotes, workshops and other learning opportunities for educational, medical and business settings across the USA.

 

 

TRR:  What is art therapy and how does it work?

JB:

Art therapy has been around since the 1940s. Two pioneers in the field, Margaret Naumburg and Edith Kramer used art therapy to help clients tap into their inner thoughts, feelings and experiences through creative expression. Therapists use patient art expressions to encourage them to talk about the images and to begin to look to themselves for meaning and insight. Combined with talk therapy, it can help people deal with emotions, increase self-awareness and self-worth and decrease stress and anxiety. 


The basis of art therapy is a means of helping mental and emotional health. It comes from the unique effect of the creative process. While traditional psychotherapy involves a dialogue between a clinician and a patient in need of help, art therapy adds a facilitating tool for expression and analysis of personal issues. Through the creation of art, patients are able to tap into deeper feelings, perhaps things that are difficult to express in words. Every single person is unique, and therefore problems with mental health are similarly personal, but art is known to grant access to different parts of the mind, making it easier to explore a huge variety of issues, ranging from childhood trauma or repressed memories to identity confusion, career struggles or relationship issues.

 

 

 

 

TRR:  What are the benefits of art therapy?

JB:

 Art therapy has proven itself to be a valuable tool for facilitating self-exploration and is widely seen as a viable, unique and revelatory therapeutic approach. When words are not enough, we turn to the arts to help repair and to tell our stories. And in doing so, we find pathways to wellness, recovery and transformation.Some of the benefits are:

• art making is healing and life enhancing
• we can more easily express uncomfortable emotions, and work through conflicts, by using images in addition to words
• by making art we enhance communication
• art therapy gives us new perspectives on our problems and at the same time provides an avenue to try out new solutions
• through a variety of simple materials, everyone can find comfort and strength
• the art product gives us a clear look at the issues which are sometimes complex or vague, making them easier to understand
• art gives us a tangible record of change – documenting our story and progress as it unfolds 

 

 

TRR:   How is art used in therapy?

JB: 

 

An art therapist uses a variety of art media such as sculpture, drawing and painting in combination with psychological counseling to treat mental and emotional trauma.  The art is used as a helping tool to broaden awareness and discovery. It is the patient’s personal stories associated with the art and the art therapist’s guidance that provides eventual healing.The relationship between a therapist, an individual, and the art process and art products is essential to art therapy and includes purposeful dialogue and specific therapeutic interventions in response to both process and product.

 

 

TRR:   Is art therapy beneficial to a specific gender or age group?

JB:

No.  Art Therapy is applicable to all people of all ages and with many different life issues who have a desire for personal growth and/or who have difficulties in negotiating their tasks of daily living.

 

 

 

 

 

TRR:  What areas are treated by art therapists?

JB:

Therapists may specialize in various symptomatology although art therapy is applicable to a variety life issues. Signs and Symptoms Include:

 

Anxiety, Depression, Substance dependency, Stress, Post traumatic stress, Attention deficit, Hyperactivity, Aging issues, Cancer, Compassion fatigue, Heart disease, Anorexia, Bulimia, Eating disorders, Cognitive impairments, Family relationships, Wellness, Relaxation, Delusions, Paranoia, Hallucinations, Inability to cope with daily problems, Trouble understanding or relating to situations/people, Substance abuse, Eating habits, Sex drive, Anger, hostility, violence, Suicidal thinking, Relationships, Distraction, Personal achievement,  Empowerment, Self management skills, Improve communication skills, Past traumas, Reduce stress, Improve problem solving skills, and Build self-esteem.

 

 

 

 

 

TRR:    How has art therapy changed over your career span?

JB: 

New and evidence based discoveries in art therapy have created outstanding opportunities for art therapists to practice in new environments and treat patients with diverse conditions. Research has been trending in favor of art therapy in allied health and integrative–mind-bodymedicine arenas. The field has also widely embraced discoveries about art and the brain, information that supports the application of specific art-based approaches in the amelioration of stress, integration of trauma memories, treatment of Alzheimer’s disease and dementia, reduction in pain and fatigue perception, and improvement in quality of life, especially for those challenged by disability or illness. Art therapy is clearly demonstrating that it successfully addresses many somatically-based conditions including trauma reactions, post traumatic stress and depression as well as many neurological and cognitive disorders. More importantly, art therapy is proving itself to be an effective intervention in improving overall quality of life and in perceptions of wellness.

 

 

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TRR:   What are the educational  requirements of an art therapist?

JB:


People who wish to enter the field must possess 18 semester hours of art studio courses and 12 semester hours of psychology courses. A bachelor’s degree, often in psychology, art or education is required. They then apply to a master’s degree program in art therapy. According to the American Art Therapy Association, prospective art therapy graduate students must submit a portfolio of their artwork in order to be admitted to an art therapy masters degree program.  Art therapy degree programs typically last about two years. Students enrolled in a graduate program for art therapy take classes related to psychotherapy, psychology, human development, ethics, patient assessment and other subjects related to the art therapy field. Graduates of a program typically earn a master’s degree in art therapy. They may also earn a master’s degree in counseling with a concentration in art therapy. Some art therapists return to school to earn a Ph.D. in art therapy or related fields.

 

TRR:  What are the Certification Requirements?  

JB:


Art therapists are required to be certified by the Art Therapy Credentials Board (ATCB). After earning a master’s degree and fulfilling post-graduate art therapy experience requirements, new therapists are eligible to earn a certified credential to become a registered art therapist (ATR). Registered art therapists must successfully pass a written exam administered by the ATCB to become board certified (ATR – BC), which is a more advanced credential (www.atcb.org).TheArt Therapy Credentials Board, in alignment with the American Art Therapy Association, manages the credentialing and testing processes of art therapists to ensure the professional and high-caliber practice of the profession. Their mission is to “protect the public by promoting the competent and ethical practice of art therapy through the credentialing of art therapy professionals.” (ATCB, 2017).

 

 

 

Depending on the state of practice, art therapists may need to attain additional licensure in art therapy or a related mental health field. There are only a handful of states requiring licensure at this time, although most states are politically active in pursuing the regulation of the field through licensure. (https://arttherapy.org/credentials-and-licensure/) The American Art Therapy Association supports federal and state policies, legislation, regulations, judicial actions, and initiatives that encourage, promote, and support efforts to gain a professional art therapy license and licensure of art therapists. Until each state has art therapy licensing, individuals hired as art therapists should have a masters degree in the field, their Art Therapist Registered credential (ATR) and their Board Certification (BC) credential,  since this is the terminal registration for the field.

 

 

 

 

TRR:  Are art therapist easily accessible to the general community?

JB:  

 

There are only 7500+ art therapists in the USA. Being a small field, there may not be great accessibility to a local art therapist. Hospitals and related care facilities must budget for positions. Often budgets fall short of providing a host of services, especially in the mental health area. Many art therapists have had to create their own positions, much like I did. Some are hired as related service providers and are able to provide art therapy services together with the requirements of their position.

 

 

 

 

TRR: If someone was looking for an art therapist in this area where would you suggest they go?

JB:

There are several ways of finding an art therapist:

1.  The American Art Therapy Association maintains an art therapist locator:https://arttherapy.org/art-therapist-locator/

2. The Florida Art Therapy Association 

http://www.floridaarttherapy.org/

3. Contact Jan Bush, ED.D., ATR-BC

https://m.facebook.com/arttherapysouthflorida/

www.arttherapysouthflorida@gmail.com

4. An internet and social media search for art therapy or art therapists in your area.

 

 

 

 

For more information about this class offering or to contact Jan:

Jan Bush, ED.D., ATR-BC

305-989-2500

Email:  Arttherapysouthflorida@gmail.com

Web Site: http://www.arttherapysouthflorida.com

Facebook: https://m.facebook.com/arttherapysouthflorida/

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Creative Arts School at Old School Square Announces Registration For New Virtual Classes Fall 2020/Winter 2021

The Creative Arts School at Old School Square announces New Virtual Classes for Fall 2020/Winter 2021. NEW SKILLSNEW HOBBIESNEW YOU! And all from the convenience of home! Choose from classes in culinary arts, music performance, fine art, photography and digital imagingRegistration is open for online classes at Creative Arts School, from October 2020 through March 2021. The Rickie Report shares the details and some sneak peeks! 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

51 N. Swinton Avenue     Delray Beach, FL 33444

OldSchoolSquare.org

561-243-7922

 

 

 New skills~

New hobbies~

New you~

And all from the convenience of home!

 

 

Check Out This Video:

https://youtu.be/0-YdggePSiU

 

 

 

 

 

The Creative Arts School is located on the second floor of the Crest Theatre building. The School offers beginner through master level classes, for all ages, during fall/winter and spring/summer sessions. From classes for art and photography to genres that have never before been offered, we are exploring new territories to bring you classes that are accessible with the click of a button. Using the power of Zoom, you will enter a virtual classroom that is both collaborative and interactive! At the Creative Arts School, we are excited about the far-reaching potential of this tool because it enables teachers AND students to remotely participate in real-time lessons.

 

Art classes include drawing, painting, watercolor, pastel, collage and mixed media. All patrons have access to Open Studio sessions throughout the year.

 

Photography classes include introduction to digital camera use, fine art photography (beginning/intermediate/advanced/master) and digital imaging.

 

Newly announced classes in Music Performance and Culinary Arts are designed to uplift your senses while sharpening your skills! Classes include musical instrument performance and culinary exploration in varieties of cuisine.

 

 

Check Out Some Of The  26 New Classes:

 

 

 

 

 

WATERCOLOR  102

 

 

 

Watercolor 102, taught by fine artist Janet Onofrey, helping students to learn the techniques that bring watercolor paintings to life. Students will learn skills such as gradient washes, sponging, masking, dry brushing, wet-on-wet, and more ways to enjoy this nontoxic medium.

 

 

NOODLE  ART 101

 

 

 

 

NoodleArt 101, taught by restaurateur Walter Harris and sharpening students’ cooking skills. In newly introduced curricula for Culinary Arts, NoodleArt 101 will teach students to merge American ingredients with traditionally inspired Asian cuisine and flavor profiles.

 

 

UKELEL MAGIC II

 

 

 

 

 

Ukelele Magic II, taught by South Florida-based guitarist, singer, songwriter, and session musician Sean Radford. Ukelele Magic II takes students on a musical journey, while learning popular songs from yesterday and today through ukulele instruction. This class teaches fun techniques such as fingerpicking, chord progressions, and challenges through accompaniment patterns.

 

 

INTERMEDIATE  GUITAR

 

 

 

 

Intermediate Guitar, also taught by Sean Radford, takes students with fundamental guitar-playing experience to a more advanced level. Through Radford’s masterful instruction, students will learn to strum, read notation for chords and notes, sharpen ear training, improvising, build a repertoire of songs, and more!

 

 

ART  ABOUT  YOU

 

 

Art About You, taught by Jan Bush, ED.D., ATR-BC. Conducted by a licensed and certified Art Psychotherapist, this class utilizes art therapy-based directives to help students discover emotions and gain insights about oneself.

 

 

 

CREATING  A FOLD  BOOK

 

 

 

 

Creating A Fold Book, taught by award-winning painter and illustrator Carla Golembe, teaches students to create three-dimensional “fold book” works of art using illustration, fine art, and language. Students will explore creative storytelling through imagery and, if they wish, words.

 

 

 

TRAVEL   SKETCHBOOK

 

 

Travel Sketchbook, taught by fine artist Jen Fisher, helps students to create artistic memories as they travel to their favorite destinations through their photo albums.

 

 

 

COLLAGE  AND  MIXED  MEDIA

 

 

 

 

 

Collage and Mixed Media, taught by fine artist Sharon Koskoff, which explores the fascinating world of collage and mixed media using found materials, recyclables, personal photographs, collectibles, and other unusual art mediums.

 

 

AND    MORE………..

 

Other long-standing classes covering fine arts, digital imaging, and photography also return! Each class is taught using the power of Zoom and gives students access to a virtual classroom that is both collaborative and interactive.

All of the fun-filled, joy-inspiring, and diverse classes can be found here: www.oldschoolsquare.org/classes/online-learning

 

 

 

ABOUT OLD SCHOOL SQUARE

Old School Square Center for the Arts, Inc. is a 501(c)(3) registered not-for-profit cultural arts organization, located in the heart of charming downtown Delray Beach, FL. A historical landmark that has served the community for over 30 years, Old School Square’s mission is to enrich the lives of all people as the community’s cultural center and destination for the arts. Old School Square provides a total arts experience through visual and performing arts, education, and entertainment.

For more information on Old School Square visit www.oldschoolsquare.org.

 

  

 

 

 

 

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Sally Cooper Is Featured Artist At Cornell Art Museum Spotlight Gallery In Delray Beach. Public Welcome To Opening Reception And Exhibit On February 7

Celebrated and published artist, Sally Cooper, will be honored with a SOLO Exhibit at the Spotlight Gallery, part of the Cornell Museum of Art in Delray Beach, FL.  The public is invited to view over 17 of Sally’s artworks at “Painting Outside the Lines” on Friday, February  7 for an Opening Reception and to meet the artist. The exhibit runs through March 1, 2020.  The Rickie Report shares the details and some sneak peeks. We also suggest you check out Sally’s classes and workshops!

 

 

 

 

 

AT    THE     SPOTLIGHT      GALLERY  PRESENTS:

 

PAINTING  OUTSIDE  THE  LINES

BY

SALLY COOPER 

 

Sally Cooper (Photo courtesy of Angie Meyers)

 

 

Opening Reception/Meet the Artist

Friday, February 7

6 – 9 pm

Refreshments will be served

Free admission during Art Walk (First Fridays  6 – 9 pm )

Cash bar and light bites.

Exhibit is available February 7 – March 1, 2020

Cornell Art Museum

51 N. Swinton Avenue   Delray Beach, FL 3344

561-243-7922

 

Hours: Wednesday – Thursday: 11 am – 6 pm; Friday:  11 am – 8 pm; Saturday:  Noon – 8 pm; Sunday:  Noon – 5 pm; Monday & Tuesday:  CLOSED

Admission:  $8 (general); $5 (seniors 65+ and students with ID); free for children under 12, Old School Square members and Veterans

 

 

“Bougainvillea”  by Sally Cooper

 

 

 

Sally Cooper tells The Rickie Report, “My artistic journey began at a young age.  At that time I was only interested in capturing an image or photo likeness.  A big change occurred in my work in 1980 when I was introduced to painting non-objectively in a Creative Watercolor workshop taught by Miles Batt.  A whole world opened and I was hooked.  I began to experiment in non-traditional ways with acrylics, gesso and various polymer mediums. I also became extremely interested in Asian calligraphy and sought out different books on the subject.  The powerful flying brush strokes, the splashes of fresh ink/paint and the spontaneous fluid movement have been influential and I began to incorporate my own personal calligraphy and mark-making into my paintings”.

 

 

 

“Edgewater” by Sally Cooper

 

 

It has been almost 40 years since taking that Creative Watercolor Workshop and Sally’s work today is about a creative process rather than a specific image or place.  She works intuitively and enjoys the direct experience of the art-making —the process, the spontaneity and surprise elements of painting.

 

 

“Zen Garden”  by Sally Cooper

 

 

Sally explains, “Starting with a primed large unstretched canvas or sometimes  stretched canvas I build my abstracts layer by layer.  I start by placing triadic colors (three hues, equally spaced on the color wheel), plus raw umber, white and black for tinting and shading the colors — mix a few together, grab a brush and then follow intuitive promptings and apply a big gestural linear mark or brushstroke that comes from deep within.  These intuitive promptings are like a dance.  I quickly move back and forth applying marks, keeping some, veiling over others, stepping back every so often, studying, looking, moving, deciding which marks to keep and which marks to take away.  This play or process continues until a painting evolves”.

 

 

 

“Daybreak” by Sally Cooper

 

 

 

Sally’s painting Everglades 2 was selected as one of 350 out of over 1,000 applicants for publication in Studio Visit Volumes 47 and 48 which will be out in the Summer, 2020. This is a magazine of contemporary artwork.  Sally took First Place in 2017 in The Artist’s Magazine’s National competition for Conversation in Blue which was published in the March 2018 issue.  In 2017 her work was included in the publication Art Journey Abstract Painting, A Celebration of Contemporary Art.  In 2015 Sally’s painting Blue Horizon was chosen for the cover of The Artist’s Magazine along with a feature article and her work has been featured in Acrylic Artist, Professional Artist and The Artist’s Magazine.  Sally is a Signature Member of the National Watercolor Society and a member of Chroma Paints Independent Teaching Program for their Atelier Interactive acrylic paints and mediums.  

 

 

 

 

Sally teaches Discovering Abstract Painting and a unique Expressive Abstract – Large Scale Painting Workshop (this workshop takes place in a 1925 Vintage Gymnasium which plenty of space to paint) at Old School Square Creative Arts School in Delray Beach.  For more information on these classes and workshops go to www.oldschoolsquare.org.

For more information about Sally’s artwork and workshops:

My websitewww.sally-cooper.com

Facebook:www.facebook.com/sallycooperart/

Instagram:www.instagram.com/sallycooperart/

 

 

 

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See You At Cornell Art Museum 6×6 Exhibit & Sale On Thursday, July 25! Over 700 Artworks Available At Only $30 Each

Artists from around the country have donated 700 6×6 inch art works in a variety of mediums to the Cornell Art Museum’s fundraiser, The 6×6 Exhibition & Sale All are on view now and then available to purchase for $30 in an auction-style sale on Thursday, July 25.  All proceeds benefit the Cornell Art Museum.  The Rickie Report shares the details, some photos from last year, and urges you to attend! Doors open at 6 pm with the sale starting promptly at 6:30 pm. Rickie Leiter is participating with a mahjong themed piece that rattles when you shake the dice!

 

 

 

 

 

 

51 N. Swinton Avenue    Delray Beach, FL 33444

www.oldschoolsquare.org

 

 

 

 

ANNOUNCES:

 

6th Annual   6X6   EXHIBITION  &  SALE

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Art Sale

Thursday, July 25      

Doors Open at 6 pm

 Sale Begins at 6:30 pm

 

 

Free admission for 6 x 6 participants; $5 admission otherwise

 

 

Exhibit is on view  July 6 – July 25, 2019

Tuesday – Saturday 10 am – 5 pm       Museum Admission Fee

 

 

 

 

How the 6th Annual   6X6   EXHIBITION  &  SALE works:

 

Each 6×6 work of art available to purchase for only $30 each!

$5 admission (free admission for 6×6 participants) entitles guest to colored bracelet that will be called randomly.

When color is called, guest may purchase up to two 6×6 works. 

Once all colors are called, guest may purchase as many 6×6’s as they wish.

Guests can improve their chances of being selected First, Second or Third to buy art by purchasing First Purchase Lottery Tickets for $20 a chance/5 for $80.  This increases the guests chances of buying their desired original work of art!

The Cornell Art Museum’s 6×6 Art Sale has become very popular and provides a unique opportunity to purchase amazing original art for only $30 each!

 

 

 

 

 

All submitted artworks are sold for $30 each in an auction-style sale. All proceeds will benefit the Cornell Art Museum programming.

 

 

 

For more information:

Art on the Square is a signature fundraising event for Old School Square Center for the Arts, Inc., a 501 (c)(3) registered non-profit cultural organization.



 

 

 

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Cornell Art Museum Presents Five Artists In “Unshaped”. Open Now Through June 29 In Conjunction With Pride Month

The Cornell Art Museum presents Unshaped”, in the Spotlight Gallery for the month of June in conjunction with Pride Month. “Unshaped” is a group show curated by R.J. Rodriguez consisting of five artists exploring the confines of mediums and concepts, asking for conversation on the physical and psychological boundaries we create and inherit. The Rickie Report shares the details and urges our readers to experience this exhibit, which is currently open and on view through June 29.

 

 

 

51 N Swinton Ave  Delray Beach, FL 33444

561-243-7922

www.oldschoolsquare.org

Museum Hours:  Closed Mondays.  Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday, Sunday: 10AM–5PM

$8 general admission; $5 for Seniors, Students, Children; Free for Veterans, OSS Members and Children under 12.

 

 

 

The Spotlight Gallery

P R E S E N T S:

 

 

“U N S H A P E D”

 

 

 

 

This exhibit is open now and will be on view until the June 29th, 2019. 

 

 

 

The featured artists identify as LGBTQ+, a demographic still marginalized both in public and in the museum space. This show is a reaction to a large part of art exhibitions still showcasing nearly exclusively white/male/heterosexual-identifying artists.  Just as importantly, it wishes to bring focus to up-and-coming artists using out-of-the-box approaches to their practice.

 

 

 

“All Is Well” by Christina Brown

 

 

 

 

Installation artwork by Roberto Rafael Navarrete

 

 

 

“Unshaped “continues the Spotlight Gallery’s mission to foster connection and conversation amongst the artists and their community by allowing underserved and unseen art to be “spotlighted” and given a chance to be appreciated. 

 

Untitled by Courtney Randle

 

 

The Cornell Art Museum works to the collaborate with local are groups to curate, manage and promote art exhibitions to support and benefit non-profit children’s groups, student groups, art education groups, art scholarship organizations and other artists groups. 

 

 

 

 

Cornell Art Museum’s Mission 

The Cornell Art Museum strives to show nationally and internationally recognized contemporary artists who create innovative and thought-provoking works of art. The Museum exposes the greater Delray Beach and South Florida communities to artwork that is culturally relevant and exciting, hoping to foster creativity and inspire imagination. 

 

 

About Old School Square 

Old School Square is the center of arts & entertainment in downtown Delray Beach and has served as the community’s gathering place for over 25 years. The historic campus welcomes half a million people each year for programs, classes, events and rental activities and includes the intimate Crest Theatre (in the restored 1925 Delray High School building) the Cornell Art Museum (in the 1913 Delray Elementary building), and the Fieldhouse (c. 1925). The Pavilion, which opened in 2002, hosts outdoor concerts and shows. The Creative Arts School (2nd floor of the Crest Theatre building) offers art, photography and writing classes. Old School Square also serves as a venue for community, corporate, private and media events.

 

Old School Square programs are sponsored in part by the City of Delray Beach, the Delray Beach Community Redevelopment Agency, the Board of County Commissioners, the Tourist Development Council, the Cultural Council of Palm Beach County, and the State of Florida through the Florida Department of State, Division of Cultural Affairs, and the Florida Council on Arts and Culture. 

 

Old School Square, 51 N. Swinton Ave., Delray Beach, FL 33444

CornellArtMuseum.org



 

 

 

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Old School Square Calls For 6th Annual 6X6 Exhibition & Sale. Open To All Mediums, Ages, Level Of Experience.

Each year, artists of all ages and levels from around the country donate 6×6 inch art works in a variety of mediums to the Cornell Art Museum’s fundraiser, The 6×6 Exhibition & Sale.   Submission forms are ready and everyone is welcome to participate!  All submissions are on view during the month of July and then available for purchase for $30 in an auction-style sale on July 25.  All proceeds benefit the Cornell Art Museum.  The Rickie Report shares the details, some photos from last year, and urges you all to take part! The deadline for submission is June 22.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

51 N. Swinton Avenue    Delray Beach, FL 33444

www.oldschoolsquare.org

 

 

 

 

ANNOUNCES:

 

 

 

 

 

6th Annual   6X6   EXHIBITION  &  SALE

 

 

 

Opening Reception:

Friday, July 5    6 – 9 pm

Art Sale

Thursday, July 25      6:30 pm

Free admission for 6 x 6 participants; $5 admission otherwise

Exhibit is on view  July 6 – July 25, 2019

Tuesday – Saturday 10 am – 5 pm       Museum Admission Fee

 

 

 

 

All artists, aspiring, professional and hobbyists, are invited to submit original artworks – any medium – in the 6″ x 6″ format for this all-inclusive art experience! All art must be ready to hang on the wall. All pieces are shown as the Spotlight Gallery feature exhibition for the month of July, opening during Delray Beach’s First Friday Art Walk on July 5, 2019 and will remain on view until the 6×6 Art Sale.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Cornell Art Museum is excited to announce its 6th ANNUAL 6×6 EXHIBITION & SALE coming up this July. All submitted artworks are then sold for $30 each on July 25 in an auction-style sale. All proceeds will benefit the Cornell Art Museum programming.

 

 

Submission Forms: Print, download or pick up your form at Cornell Art Museum or Creative Art School/Crest Theatre at Old School Square. Forms and supplies are also available at Hands Art Supply on Atlantic Avenue.   www.oldschoolsquare.org

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

For more information:

Art on the Square is a signature fundraising event for Old School Square Center for the Arts, Inc., a 501 (c)(3) registered non-profit cultural organization.



 

 

 

 

 

 

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Rickie@therickiereport.com   561-537-0291

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