Join Whitespace Collection For 2022 Opening Featuring Movies Under The Stars, New Folk Art Exhibit, Artists In Residence Wilma Bulkin Siegel & Penni Weinberg, Plus Cōlléct Trunk Show

Begin 2022 by visiting Whitespace Collection and watch a Short Film Collection by Isaac Julien under the stars (weather permitting), see Yvonne Wells’ Folk Quilt Art, peruse Special Exhibits by Dr. Wilma Bulkin Siegel and Penni Weinberg, PLUS shop at the Cōlléct Trunk Show!  The Rickie Report shares the details and some sneak peeks.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

https://www.whitespacecollection.com/season-exhibition

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

https://www.whitespacecollection.com/season-exhibition

 

Learn more about Whitespace Collection

 

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Start Your New Traditions At Whitespace With Short Films, Special Art Exhibits And A Jewelry Sale

Start NEW TRADITIONS by visiting Whitespace The Mordes Collection for all of your gift needs. Enjoy the artwork, Short Film Collection by Isaac Julien, Special Exhibits by Dr. Wilma Bulkin Siegel and Penni Weinberg, PLUS a JEWELRY SALE from Cōlléct!  The Rickie Report shares the details and some sneak peeks.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Learn more about Whitespace Collection

 

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

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Andrea Huffman In Palm Beach County: Exhibit At Daggerwing Nature NOW Through December 30, Holiday Boutique At Boca Art Museum December 14 & 15 Plus Sign Up For Her Workshop At Lighthouse Art Center January 22, 2022.

Fiber and mixed media artist, Andrea Huffman brings her artworks to Palm Beach County at three different venues. Don’t miss her exhibit at Daggerwing Nature Center in Boca Raton (NOW through December 30, 2021). Check out her one-of-a-kind pillows, scarves, and journals for holiday gift giving at the Boca Museum Art School Faculty Holiday Market (December 14 & 15). Sign up and take a “Sun Print with Soy Wax Batik” Workshop on Saturday, January 22, 2022 at the Lighthouse ArtCenter in Tequesta.   The Rickie Report shares more details and some SNEAK PEEKS.

Andrea Huffman tells The Rickie Report, “I am intrigued with the small nuances in nature, the interdependence within every aspect of the natural world and its relationship to humanity.  Fiber offers tactile and dimensional qualities unlike other media, while essentially maintaining a two-dimensional surface”.

 

 

OPEN  NOW THROUGH  DECEMBER 30, 2021

 


11435 Park Access Road    Boca Raton, FL 33498
561-629-8760

 

 

 

 

Andrea’s work draws upon both fine art and craft traditions, as well as contemporary innovations. She says, “I create works of art on fabric to connect viewers to my personal experiences and observations of my environment”. 

 

 

 

FACULTY   HOLIDAY    GIFT   MARKET

 

 

 



Handmade Journals by Andrea Huffman

 

 

 

12- 5  pm

Tuesday, December 14 

Wednesday, December 15

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

One-of-a-kind pillows and handbags by Andrea Huffman

 

 

Andrea integrates various media, including drawing, painting, printmaking and digital imagery, with machine and hand stitching to embellish each image in a way that will emphasize and convey to the viewer, my initial fascination with my subjects.

 

 

 

 

Lighthouse ArtCenter    Gallery & 2D Studio

373 Tequesta Drive    Tequesta, FL 33469       561-746-3101

 

 

 

SUN    &    SOY  WORKSHOP:

CREATE  A  SUN  PRINT  &  SOY  WAX  BATIK

ON  FABRIC

 

 

 

 

 

Saturday, January 22, 2022

10 am – 4 pm

Level:  All Levels Welcome

 

 

REGISTER  HERE

 

Develop richly patterned fabrics, learn versions of traditional surface design techniques, see how textile pigments, modified soy wax “batik”, and a faux “sun-print” transforms plain fabric into original textiles that can be hung as works of art or used to create apparel, quilts, or home décor.

Apply soy wax as a resist with contemporary batik techniques (stamping, drawing, and painting), layer colors and designs with the fabric paints. Create a second piece by arranging interesting objects on fabric using fluid fabric paint. As the paint dries on the fabric, the objects will leave an impression. Completed pieces can also be further embellished with printing, stenciling, or fabric markers. Participants are encouraged to experiment and explore the versatility of both techniques.

 

 

 

 

About Andrea Huffman:

 

After attending the High School of Art and Design in New York City, Andrea Huffman moved to Florida, and received a Master’s Degree in Art Education from Florida International University.  She taught art for 31 years in Broward County Public Schools and retired from full time teaching in 2011 to pursue her own art practice.  Ms. Huffman has since exhibited locally and nationally in solo, juried, and group shows.  Receiving several awards for her work, including several Broward County Creative Investment Grants, Ms. Huffman was selected as one of only two Florida art educators for the first State Teachers Artist in Residence (STAR) program at the Hermitage Artist Retreat in Sarasota, awarded through the Florida Alliance for Arts Education in 2011.  She continues to share her passion for art through new teaching opportunities, including The Boca Museum Art School, Bailey Contemporary Art in Pompano (where she is a resident studio artist), as well as various other guilds and art centers throughout Florida.  Ms. Huffman is a member of the Surface Design Association and a co-founder of 6 Hands Collaborative, where she creates, exhibits, curates, and teaches art in collaboration with other artists.

 

 

 

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

www.andreahuffman.com

 

 

 

 

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

Rickie Leiter, Publisher

Rickie@therickiereport.com   561-537-0291

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Caren Hackman Takes Us On A Behind-The-Scenes Tour With Norton Museum Docent Jo-Anne Weingarden

The Rickie Report takes you behind the scenes into the life of a museum docent with Jo-Anne Weingarden.  We thank Caren Hackman for interviewing Jo-Anne and taking some photos at the Norton Museum of Art in West Palm Beach, FL.  While her path was not straightforward, we wend our way into a deeper understanding of what it means to lead a group into the vast collection of art and special exhibits.  Enjoy this interview and some peeks.

 

 

 

 

“What started as a journey to learn more about art for her personal purchase became a passion that has never waned”.

 

 

 

 

Jo-Anne Weingarden at Olafur Eliasson’s Cosmic Gaze at the Norton Museum of Art

 

 

Jo-Anne Weingarden and her husband wanted to buy some artwork for their home, but they wanted to know exactly what they were buying; not just pieces that might match their sofa. To help with this purchase, the couple decided to take classes to learn more about art.  And so began a life’s journey that led Jo-Anne to a 40-year career as a docent, first at the Detroit Institute of Art (DIA), and now for the Norton Museum of Art. What started as a journey to learn more about art for her personal purchase became a passion that has never waned.

 

 

 

Jo-Anne Weingarden with Constantin Brancusi’s Mademoiselle Pogany at the Norton Museum

 

 

 

While taking classes, Jo-Anne was also facing being an empty-nester; as her youngest child headed off to college. That was when someone suggested she investigate becoming a docent. She ended up applying to the DIA, one of the largest art museums in the United States. Taking this chance led to 25 years of a wonderful and interesting volunteer experience. “The museum has an encyclopedic collection and when you walk past all the art history and textbooks, the walls became alive,” she said.

 

 

Becoming a docent isn’t a simple journey – it was two years of intensive study at the DIA. In addition, being a docent obviously required public speaking skills, of which Jo-Anne had a life-long fear. She was so shy that while working as a substitute teacher in previous years, “I would eat in my classroom rather than with the other teachers.”  But, in her evolution from mother and substitute teacher to docent, Jo-Anne conquered her shyness and has become a proficient speaker to art enthusiasts of all ages, from children through adults, to art newbies, to connoisseurs.

 

 

 

Jo-Anne Weingarden with Yinka Shonibare  “Le Meduse” at The Norton Museum

 

 

 

While JoAnn and her husband, Jerry, visited major international art galleries in earlier years, it was during her studies that she gained a true appreciation. “Our first trip to Italy was in 1969. We had been to the Prado and the Uffizi museums, but it’s one thing to walk through and only have your basic knowledge to relate to; it’s another to have a rich educational background when seeing the actual art again. Art is a product of the times and can be appreciated at all levels. It’s sort of like going to Disney World. There are so many levels to experience and enjoy”. 

 

 

“Learning is continuous for docents, especially when the museum hosts special exhibits or assimilates new work into the permanent collection”.

 

 

When the Weingardens moved to Palm Beach County from Detroit, a friend suggested Jo-Anne volunteer as a docent at the Norton Museum of Art. At the Norton, due to her past education and experience from the DIA, Jo-Anne was given permission to skip over some of the basics of art history and begin her new docent education of the Norton collections. Learning is continuous for docents, especially when the museum hosts special exhibits or assimilates new work into the permanent collection. However, even as a new docent, Jo-Anne feels that while the learning is very time consuming, “It is always extremely rewarding. You continue to learn as you attend classes with and guide a new group of docents through the process.” 

 

 

 

Jo-Anne Weingarden with Nosadella “Madonna and Child in Glory” at Norton Museum

 

 

JoAnn explained that the Norton’s docent training is ever-evolving and that Glenn Tomlinson, the curator of education, is a strong proponent of the inquiry method, which is based on a program developed by Philip Yenawine, creator of “Visual Thinking Strategies (VTS),” method of arts education.”  “When I started at the DIA, I was trained in the inquiry method, which was not really well-known at the time in the museum world. The inquiry method requires the docent to engage the group, not to lecture to them. You interact on all levels. Jo-Anne has mentored future docents with some of these same methods and techniques that she was previously taught.

 

 

 

“The inquiry method requires the docent to engage the group, not to lecture to them. You interact on all levels. Visiting a museum involves more of a conversation between visitor and artwork”.

 

 

 

Visiting a museum involves more of a conversation between visitor and artwork. Using the VTS method, docents engage visitors. The docent introduction should be brief, then offer a relatable “hook” to help the visitor become more involved in the exhibit. “It’s our job to have the ideas and a list of possible questions to help visitors form their own responses, to interact and make each experience their own.”  Docents ask leading questions to spearhead into another question, such as, “What do you notice? What makes you say that? Who else thinks they see the same thing?”  Followed by, “What does that mean?”, or “Where did that person come from?”, or “Where do you think you could find that information?”  Optimally a docent would like each visitor to have at least three take-away concepts about a work of art.

 

 

 

Jo-Anne Weingarden with Jose Bedia’s “If Only I Could” At the Norton Museum

 

 

 

When a new exhibit is scheduled to be installed at the Norton Museum of Art, docents are offered an “avalanche” of material. They begin preparing for the new exhibit a week to several weeks before it even opens to the public. There’s no examination to pass, however preparation is intense, involving slide shows, written texts, discussions, walk-throughs with the show’s curator, the designer, or someone who is closely involved in the exhibition and knows it well. After reviewing all the documents and materials for the new exhibit, each docent personally creates a tour that maximizes his/her own talents but is not scripted. 

 

 

 

When Jo-Anne begins a tour, she assesses her group. Sometimes she is faced with blank disinterested looks but has always come up with an interesting starter or that “hook”. For example, when kicking off a DIA tour with a group of disinterested teens (arms crossed on their chests), JoAnn would ask, “How many of you have been to an auto show?” Most of the students would raise their hands. The question made them uncross their arms.” Then she would ask, “Did you like going to the auto show? If you do, why?” That would get students talking about the design of the cars, the paint colors, and which cars were more powerful. 

 

 

 

 

Jo-Anne Weingarden with Nick Cave’s “Sound Suit” at the Norton Museum

 

 

One very important thing Jo-Anne learned about working with students older than age 11 is to not single out any one student as a “teacher’s pet” after they give a correct answer. “I pose open-ended questions. I will repeat the answer as a confirmation that this person gave the answer, but I may not even look at them. Beyond fifth grade, students don’t want to be teacher’s pets”.

 

 

When JoAnn works in the portrait section of the museum, she asks visitors to imagine that each portrait is a person they are meeting for the very first time. The portrait subject cannot speak directly to the museum visitor, so the visitor must use their power of observation to connect and learn about the picture. JoAnn asks about attributes such as hair, stature, clothing, fit and style and accessories, as well as the individual’s expression and surroundings. All these clues will give information about the portrait sitter.

 

 

Some of the highlights of Jo-Anne’s docent career occurred when she was least expecting them.

The following stand out in her memory: 

 

  • “I was on my way to do a tour that I really didn’t want to do. All the way driving there I thought, why am I doing this? They were preschoolers, and I thought this is not what I really had in mind when I became a docent. When I got to the museum, the teacher asked me if I had ever worked with “special children” before.

 

 

To me all children are special. I wasn’t exactly sure what she meant, just that the group would be a little smaller and the teacher instructed me to talk to them a little bit differently.”  As Jo-Anne began the tour, the group of preschoolers, teachers, students, and aids all held hands. Jo-Anne held the hand of a little boy who seemed to be shaking. As the group discussed pieces of artwork, the little boy continued to hold her hand. He remained silent, as the other children became engaged.

 

 

Jo-Anne Weingarden with Joan Miro’s “Woman Bird and Star” at the Norton Museum

 

In highlighting a particular Matisse artwork, Jo-Anne asked the same group to take out magic invisible scissors and see if they could cut out the shapes from the paintings. Her young companion holding her hand just looked and half smiled. When she took the group into the German expressionist gallery, she requested the group “…become that sculpture. See if you can pose just like that.” It was then that the little boy let go of her hand, walked over with the other children, and got into a semi-pose. He smiled, then came back to hold her hand. When the tour was over, the little boy’s teacher told Jo-Anne that the boy had never responded to any command or any direction in the entire time that he had been with the school. That was the first time they saw him actively participate. 

 

 

 

Jo-Anne Weingarden with James Chapin’s “Ruby Green Singing” at The Norton Museum

 

 

  • Jo-Anne and her husband enjoy traveling throughout Italy and like to be educated as much as possible before their trips. In Detroit while taking an Italian class, a fellow student, a woman in her 80’s who knew Jo-Anne was a docent at the DIA, invited them to study with her. Eventually the woman mentioned her parents had been patrons of the museum and asked if JoAnn would give her and an out-of-town visitor a personal tour. Jo-Anne was prepared to show her many sections of the museum when the woman surprised Jo-Anne by asking to visit the DIA library. “The DIA library is a fabulous place with sculptural busts all along the aisles between the bookcases and large tables to sit down and study the books and sculptures. As we were walking, the older woman was caressing the sculptures, something not allowed in the museum. I saw the librarian and thought I should let the librarian tell her she can’t touch the sculptures. Imagine my surprise when she introduced me to the bust of her mother!”  

 

Jo-Anne continues to give tours at the Norton. She loves to be asked interesting questions and hear different perspectives about the museum’s art exhibits. 

 

 

 

 

For more information about this interview please contact:

 

Locally, Caren is well-known for her tireless dedication to numerous community projects, including founding the City of Palm Beach Gardens GardensArt program and illustrating the life of George Morikami for the Morikami Museum. Her task force and committee contributions, to name just a few, include the Norton Museum of Art, ArtServe, Armory Art Center, Boys and Girls Club Gators Galore, SunFest, and Palm Beach Community College Campus Art Gallery and founding Artists of Palm Beach County.

 

For more information about Caren’s artwork:

https://yogapainter.com

https://carenhackman.com

https://www.facebook.com/myyogapainter/

 

 

 

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Fiber And Mixed Media Artist Andrea Huffman Announces: Exhibit That Benefits Dune Restoration, Free Family Activities, Presentation And Workshop Now Through February, 2022

Catching up with fiber and mixed media artist, Andrea Huffman means putting on your running shoes and getting out your calendar! Andrea will donate 20% of sales from her Exhibit “Listening To The Sky” at BACA (Bailey Contemporary Arts) Exhibit for the Dune Restoration Project on Pompano Beach in conjunction with South Florida Audubon (NOW through February 23, 2022). The public is invited to a docent led tour and family activity on Saturday, December 11, 2021. Space is limited! On Saturday, December 18, 2021 enjoy a FREE “Creative Making Event” at the Blanche Ely House. Andrea will host as a Guest Presenter at BACA on the evening on Thursday, January 20, 2022 for “Citizen Science: Bird Banding in Paradise” and “Planting for Life”. Create your own bird print on Saturday, February 19, 2022 at BACA.  The Rickie Report shares ALL of the details and some SNEAK PEEKS.

Andrea Huffman is intrigued with the small nuances in nature, the interdependence within every aspect of the natural world and its relationship to humanity.

 

 

 

Bailey Contemporary Arts

 

41 NE 1st Street, Pompano Beach, FL 33060

 

20% of sales from this Exhibit

Will be donated to the Dune Restoration Project on Pompano Beach

In conjunction with South Florida Audubon

 

 

 

 

The public is invited to a docent led tour on

Saturday, December 11, 2021

10-11 AM

 

 

 

 

Exhibit is NOW through February 23, 2022

 

 

Gallery Hours:  Tuesday – Friday  10  – 6     Saturday  10  – 4 

 

Made Possible with the support of:

 

 

 

 

“Flame” by Andrea Huffman

 

 

 

“My work draws upon both fine art and craft traditions, as well as contemporary innovations. I create works of art on fabric to connect viewers to my personal experiences and observations of my environment”. 

 

 

 

(Photo courtesy of lafamialdebroward.com)

1600 NW 6th Avenue, Pompano Beach, FL 33060

 

 

Saturday, December 18, 2021

FREE  “Creative Making Event”  &  Docent  Led  Tour

 

 

REGISTER  HERE

Space is limited!

 

 

“I seek to actively engage each viewer in a visual dialogue about our connectedness to the natural world and the desire to preserve its beauty”.

 

 Bailey Contemporary Arts

 

41 NE 1st Street, Pompano Beach, FL 33060

 

 

 

 

 

 

“Lizard Boogie Woogie” by Andrea Huffman

 

 

GUEST  PRESENTATION  BY:

 

 ANDREA  HUFFMAN

 

 

“Citizen Science: Bird Banding in Paradise”

and

“Planting for Life”

Thursday, January 20, 2022

 7 – 8 pm

 

 

 

 

Create a Bird Print with Andrea Huffman

BIRD   PRINT -A- THON

 

Saturday, February 19, 2022

 10:30 am  – 1  pm

 

 

REGISTER  HERE

 

 

 

Bird Montage by Andrea Huffman

 

 

About Andrea Huffman:

After attending the High School of Art and Design in New York City, Andrea Huffman moved to Florida, and received a Master’s Degree in Art Education from Florida International University.  She taught art for 31 years in Broward County Public Schools and retired from full time teaching in 2011 to pursue her own art practice.  Ms. Huffman has since exhibited locally and nationally in solo, juried, and group shows.  Receiving several awards for her work, including several Broward County Creative Investment Grants, Ms. Huffman was selected as one of only two Florida art educators for the first State Teachers Artist in Residence (STAR) program at the Hermitage Artist Retreat in Sarasota, awarded through the Florida Alliance for Arts Education in 2011.  She continues to share her passion for art through new teaching opportunities, including The Boca Museum Art School, Bailey Contemporary Art in Pompano (where she is a resident studio artist), as well as various other guilds and art centers throughout Florida.  Ms. Huffman is a member of the Surface Design Association and a co-founder of 6 Hands Collaborative, where she creates, exhibits, curates, and teaches art in collaboration with other artists.

 

 

 

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

www.andreahuffman.com

 

 

 

 

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2022 Art For Living Calendars On Sale Now To Benefit Helping People Succeed. Enjoy Art At Its Best Every Month While Helping Others. View Original Artworks For Sale Virtually Or At Elliott Museum

It’s that time of year when Helping People Succeed distributes its popular Art for Living Calendar. Helping People Succeed’s 2022 Art for Living Calendar reflects the beauty of Florida’s Treasure Coast. Each month is represented by a talented local artist whose artwork can also be seen online and at the Elliott Museum! Sales of the calendar and artworks benefit the mission of this worthy not-for-profit organization. A special reception, “Pinot & Picasso Gala” on Saturday, November 20 features an evening of fine wine and art at the Harbour Ridge Yacht and Country Club where you can mingle with the artistsThe Rickie Report shares the details and some sneak peeks.

 

 

 

 

Our Mission… Helping People Succeed transforms lives by realizing potential, creating hope and building futures through education, counseling, training and employment.  

Learn more about how you can make a difference.

http://www.hpsfl.org

 

 

Looking    for    that    perfect    gift?

 

 

SEE   GALLERY   OF   ART   HERE

 

Or  In-person At:

 Elliott Museum

825 NE Ocean Blvd, Stuart, FL 34996

 

 

 

Sales   of   Original   Artwork   Benefit   HPS

 

S p e c i a l    R e c e p t i o n :

Saturday, November 22, 2021  

 

 

 

 

To RSVP or for more information:  

Glenna Parris  772.320.0778   or    gparris@hpsfl.org

 

The    calendars   are   $20.00 

 

 

SEE    GALLERY   OF    ART    HERE

 

 

 

 

F E A T U R E D       A R T I S T S   :

 

 

Holly Cannon

Diane Raymond

Pam Patterson

Patrice Scott

Val Lally

Susan Clifford

Dan Mackin

Marian Vitale

Pat Hoshino

Julia Kelly

Sue Ann Mosley-Saleeby

Laura DeBerard

Don MacIntosh

 

 

Artists Signing Calendars:

Diane Raymond, Pam Patterson, Sue Ann Mosley-Saleeby and Dan Mackin

 

 

Available at:

 

 

All Creatures Animal Hospital   5885 S Kanner Highway    Stuart

Dr. James Vopal    801 SE Osceola Street    Stuart

A.E. Backus Gallery    500 N Indian River Drive    Fort Pierce

Elliott Museum    825 NE Ocean Boulevard    Stuart

Dr. Kim Dettori    903 SE Ocean Blvd, Suite 1    Stuart

Frugal Framer    1745 SE Indian Street    Stuart

Hobe Sound Chamber of Commerce    8958 SE Bridge Road    Hobe Sound

Maria’s Café   10 SW Osceola Street     Stuart

NISAIR Conditioning   3700 S US Highway 1   Fort Pierce

Northern Trust   2201 SE Kingswood Terrace   Stuart

Okeechobee Chamber of Commerce   55 S Parrott Avenue   Okeechobee

Old Colorado Inn   211 S Colorado Avenue   Stuart

Palm City Art and Frame   3664 SW 30th Avenue    Palm City

Palm City Chamber of Commerce   3168 SW Martin Downs Blvd    Palm City

Stuart/Martin Chamber of Commerce   1650 S Kanner Highway    Stuart

The Dolphin Gift Shop   1401 NE Indian River Drive    Jensen Beach

The Gilt Complex  608 S Colorado Avenue    Stuart

Tara Biek Creative  45 SW Seminole Ste 5    Stuart

Peggy’s Natural Foods  10471 SE Federal Hwy      Hobe Sound

Barnes and Noble  3001 NW Federal Highway    Jensen Beach

 

Many Thanks To:  Our underwriters: Water Pointe Realty, Stuart Business Systems, Green Design, Sandhill Cove Retirement Living, All Creatures Animal Hospital, NisAir Air Conditioning & Heating, Mark Brechbill, PLLC, Dave’s Plumbing, EW Consultants, Ross Mixing, Mary Kay Buckridge, Peggy’s Natural Foods, Premier Physical Therapy and Corporate Furniture Options.

 

 

 

Serving our community for over 56 years, Helping People Succeed helps develop healthy families in Martin, St. Lucie, Okeechobee and Indian River counties by providing numerous parenting, mental health and behavioral support programs. Helping People Succeed also provides support services designed to enable adults with special needs to fully participate in volunteer and employment roles in our community.

For more information, visit our website at hpsfl.org or contact Glenna Parris at 772.320.0778.

 

 

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Whitespace The Mordes Collection Opens Friday November, 5 And Continues To Celebrate A New Season On Saturday, November 6 With Special Films With Isaac Julien, Artworks By Wilma Bulkin Siegel And Penni Weinberg, Plus A Special Jewelry Sale Of Cōlléct

Season begins! Whitespace The Mordes Collection Opens on Friday evening November 5 and Saturday daytime on November 6! Featured will be a Short Film Collection by Isaac Julien (also available every 3rd Wednesday of the Month), “2nd, 3rd, & 4th Generation Holocaust Survivors” with Wilma Bulkin Siegel, “Color Me Happy” with Penni Weinberg, and a Jewelry Sale from Cōlléct!  The Rickie Report shares the details and some sneak peeks.

 

 

 

 

 

 

*This event is COVID compliant – Mask Required

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Learn more about Whitespace Collection

 

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

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Don’t Miss The “Art Explosion” Of 9 Swedish Women’s Art Group Sharing Their Artworks At History Of Ft. Lauderdale Museum November 3- 7. Free Reception On Wednesday, November 3

What happens when nine Swedish creatives who call Florida their home, get together to share their love of art?  You get an “ART EXPLOSION” of internationally and nationally acclaimed women! These members of the Swedish Women Art Group are eager to share a vast array of various mediums at their November 3- 7 Exhibit.  Meet the artists at the Opening Reception on Wednesday, November 3. This exhibit takes place at the History of Fort Lauderdale Museum and is Free to attend.  The Rickie Report shares the details and some sneak peeks! I hope you will take the time to read these biographies – how lucky are we to have this group of talent!

 

 

 

 

 

 

The Swedish women art group is a South Florida based group. Our purpose is to inspire each other, learn from each other, and promote our Swedish culture. We promote each other’s art, share art events, tips, advice, interesting articles related to art and more.  

 

 

 

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

 

 

 

Sara  Schesser  Bartra

 

 

 

I am an artist based in Fort Lauderdale and Miami. Since the beginning of the pandemic, I have been working on a variety of creative projects and have participated in many exhibitions. My artistic expression has gone through many phases over this period resulting in art with a highly personal approach and perspective. My work involves a variety of techniques and materials including traditional oil, acrylics, and mix media. I particularly enjoy mix media because I can use all my imagination and creativity utilizing materials that sometimes I buy, but most times I find and collect from the most unlikely sources. The combination of these techniques and materials produces interesting, fun and compelling pieces of art. My work is found in many private collections around the world.

 

In my recent work I am combining my scientific background into my art. Humans are visual creatures: we need to see in order to understand. My goal is to combine science and art in order to forge a deeper understanding of science in the public. 

sara_bartra@hotmail.com      @schesserbartrasara     @lvlyartdesigns    Webpage:https://www.lvlyartbysara.org/

 

 

 

 

Kerstin   Holm

 

 

I was born in Sweden and lived most of my life in the USA.  I made my first painting when 9/11 happened. My emotions took over and I painted “God saving the USA from terrorists”. It made me calm, and I dared flying a week after 9/11.  It was followed by “My daughter’s walk throw life”, “Protecting my Daughter”, “Women LeaderShip,” “Saving the Ocean”, Finding a Man”, “Staying on the Covid Boat”,  “Yellow Suns Musical Garden”, to name a few. In the past I was a co-founder of a hi-tech company in the USA. We developed the type of video that companies like Zoom uses. I am also a co-founder of SACC Swedish American Chamber of Commerce in Florida and the Swedish Church in Florida. I have served on several boards, been an angle investor, mentor at SCORE, Career Source Broward and several entities in Sweden.

 

 

My life events are reflected in my paintings. Events that can happen to a lot of people, so I made pillows, cups, scarfs and so on with my art.  “Women LeaderShip” is a popular gift to motivate women. “Protected” gifts are popular to encourage someone, when they are sick or worried.  You can order the gifts with my art on at https://fineartamerica.com/My media is acrylic on canvas. Some of my original artworks are for sale at the show.  For more information:  Kerstin@kerstinofsweden.com

 

 

Agneta   Anderson

 

 

 

 

 

What color is the letter a?

I see colors everywhere, even in letters and numbers.
For a long time, I thought that everybody else did too.A figurative language and a powerful imagination have always been a strong part of my identity. I come from generations of curious creators, brave adventurers, and self-made artists from the arctic north. I was born in the Nordic light, raised with a Scandinavian touch and I grew up surrounded by historical architecture, antique art and furniture mixed by contemporary design.This mix became my origin and left a deep imprint on my signature brush stroke.

 

I used to be a co-owner of a small but very successful record label and music production company. It was crazy busy but always fun, and it gave me many creative outlet opportunities.To capture, create and develop the image of a new artist, you need to focus on the originality, personality, and quality they have, and then refine it. From the deep core within to the artistic expression. I try to do the same in my art. Capture, develop and refine, with a love for color, texture, form, and beauty in all shapes.  The inspiration from being among and around different expressions of art and people, triggers my impressions, thoughts, and experience from life as it presents itself to me and all my senses. I have a playful and experimental approach to creating art. My mediums are plentiful, but mostly I work with acrylic and mixed media.

 

….and by the way. The letter a is red.

 

 For more information:  agneta.anderson@me.com

 

 

 

Angela     Moore

 

 

 

 

A native of Sweden, I have created a variety of art and design all my life. I studied Fine Art and Graphic Art for nine years in Malmö, Sweden.  My recent work shows my broad perspective and colorful approach to portraits, mythology, animal shapes and fantasy. My art has found recognition and appreciation both in Sweden and Florida. My art has been shown in galleries in West Palm Beach over the years. My media are acrylic, water colors and etchings, etc. I have lived in Palm Beach County since 1986.  For more information: angelaofswea@yahoo.com

 

 

Mona    Tumba

 

 

Art, jewelries, and sculptures. Inspired by love, by joy, by life, the Swedish archipelago, and the sun in Florida. Color and shape are my passion! Color makes you feel, it is a vehicle that carries powerful messages. And for me, shape is the core of beauty. It tells you something, not only about the painting but of the mood and mindset of the artist. Enjoy color and shape as when you try an exceptional wine. Let it consume you and explore the details. Feel it with your heart. It is where you find the true message and beauty of things

 

I just finished writing about my life. The title in Swedish “Mona Tumba min sanning” has been well received in Sweden and I have been invited to many TV channels. It is about my life with the famous ice hockey player Sven Tumba. My art is found in many homes both in Sweden and the USA, and I have won several awards.  For more information:  Mona@tumba.comWebsite:  http://monatumbaart.com/

 

 

 

Gudrun   Andersson

 

 

 

 

 

 

My paintings are about nature and things around us, but also people. I want to describe the beauty of nature and life, giving the viewer a feeling of peace, harmony, and happiness. When moving to Florida in 2000, I joined Boca Museum of Art – Artists Guild. My media have been charcoal, pen & ink, and oil, but lately I have enjoyed using acrylics and oil pastels. I love drawing, especially the black and the white tones that come from charcoals, as well as all the colors of oil pastel to describe the Everglades. My paintings have been shown in local Galleries where I have received many Awards and Sales. They can be found in many homes around United States and Sweden.  For more information: gudrunart@hotmail.com and Gudrunartgallery.com

 

 

 

Ann    Högsten    Anderson

 

 

I am from Sweden to Florida via Italy and the Virgin Islands. I have been passionate about creating as long as I can remember and have used many different media during the years. The Gnomes that I create are a reflection of how I have grown to admire and, a desire to preserve genuine craftsmanship and the use of raw materials. I have shown the Gnomes at several exhibits and they can be ordered on line at NordicGnomes.com. I followed my love of all things beautiful to Rome, Italy, where I attained a degree in fashion and textile design from Accademia di Costume e di Moda. For more information:  aannanderson@gmail.com

 

 

 

Kiki    Garber

 

 

 

 

I feel like I was born a portrait painter! I studied art in Sweden and I consider my greatest achievement to be my creation of Jacqueline Bouvier Kennedy Onassis, portrayed in New York City a few months prior to her passing. Inspired by Mrs. J.B.K.O. personal choice….we titled my painting… ” Jackonda “. Upon submitting the image to The Smithsonian National Portrait Gallery in Washington DC, I had great satisfaction in receiving acknowledgement of their pleasure with ” Jackonda “.

My ” repertoire ” contains several other remarkable women as well, but my only muse is Jacqueline. She was the reason to engage my interests in American History, which I manifest in my portraits. Besides that, I won second prize for “The picture of a day ” by Wall Street Journal. Several famous people have bought my paintings. Ronnie Wood, Leonard Cohen, Fats Domino are some of them. Oil on canvas is my preference, but I also enjoy charcoal and watercolors. For more information:   Kikigarb@gmail.com

 

 

Marga   Meijer

 

 

 

 

Born and raised in Sweden lived in Paris for several years of my adult life moved to 
USA with my French family….worked as a certified interior designer for many years.
  So design ,color , beautiful things have always been in my surroundings.
  I now create unique “One of a kind” jewelry like we all are…..  For more information  marga@consultus.us

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

As individuals, we are members of SWEA Art, an interest group within SWEA (Swedish Women Educational Association) and its worldwide non-profit organization.  Nine of us formed the Swedish Women Art Group only for this event, to showcase our art in a public venue.  This show is independent of SWEA and SWEA Art. 

 

Disclaimer “SWEA Art is a privately organized network between individual Sweor and SWEA International bears no responsibility in connection with its activities. For more information please contact:  SWEA Art.

 

 

 

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Save The Date For Whitespace Opening Weekend Friday, November 5 And Saturday, November 6: Black Vision Short Film Collection, Artists Wilma Bulkin Siegel And Penni Weinberg Plus A Special Jewelry Sale Of Collect

Save These Dates for Whitespace, The Mordes Collection’s Opening On Friday evening November 5 and Saturday daytime on November 6! Featured will be a Short Film Collection by Isaac Julien (also available every 3rd Wednesday of the Month), “2nd, 3rd, & 4th Generation Holocaust Survivors” with Wilma Bulkin Siegel, “Color Me Happy” with Penni Weinberg, and a Jewelry Sale from Cōlléct!  The Rickie Report shares the details and some sneak peeks.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Kathleen Denis’ Solo Exhibit “Finding Joy” At Palm Beach Atlantic University Is Open Now Thru November 15. Free Public Reception Friday, October 8.

Palm Beach Atlantic University features the artwork of Kathleen Denis‘ contemporary impressionistic paintings. This exquisite SOLO Exhibit, “Finding Joy” offers us a view of everyday occurrences that are often overlooked.  The public is invited to a free, Reception on Friday, October 8, 2021. Kathleen is one of the country’s top licensed artists, with her art appearing on hundreds of home décor and gift products. Her  artwork is collected internationally.  This exhibit is open NOW through November 15, 2021.  The Rickie Report shares the details and some sneak peeks!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

” F I N D I N G          J O Y”

 

 

  A Solo Exhibit.     40 Paintings.     89 Days

 

 

 

 

Public Reception:

 

 

 

 

Friday,  October 8,  2021

 

 

 

 

6  –  8  pm

 

 

 

 

Palm Beach Atlantic University, Warren Building

 

 

 

 

300 Pembroke Place          W. Palm Beach, FL

 

 

 

 

 

This exhibit is available Now through November 15, 2021

 

 

 

 

Gallery Hours:

7 am – 8 pm

(call first to confirm times due to Covid)  

561-803-2425

 

 

 

 

Kathleen Denis at her easel

 

 

 

Kathleen Denis’ contemporary impressionistic style begins with a process in either plein air (outside) or in her studio, using mostly oils, reviewing and creating sketches and studies with many layers of paint.  She starts with realism and ends in creativity, with colorful brushstrokes and energetic movement, inviting the viewer to imagine being there.  

 

 

 

“Holding Onto Hope” by Kathleen Denis

 

 

She tells The Rickie Report, “My favorite piece in this Exhibit is  “Holding On To Hope”. It represents the isolation caused by society and our current pandemic during these times of unrest, yet the young lady is holding on to hope, depicted by a bright red flower.  Her face is unknown and hidden in darkness so that anyone can put themselves in her shoes.  

 

 

 

 

“Resting Place” by Kathleen Denis

 

 

 

Kathleen was born in Miami, grew up in Ft. Lauderdale, and spent much time in the Florida Keys and Bahamas, which greatly influenced her use of subject matter and colorful style.  Her love of art began at the age of four when taking art lessons from a fashion illustrator.  After graduating from University of Miami, with a BFA degree in Graphic Design, she continued her painting skills by studying from noted master artists.

 

 

 

“On The Bright Side” by Kathleen Denis

 

 

She began a lucrative career and has become one of the country’s top licensed artists!  Kathleen’s art appears on hundreds of home décor and gift products including wallpaper, kitchenware, bathroom collections and much more, sold through stores such as Bed, Bath and Beyond, HomeGoods, and Marshals.  Her art has been featured in articles in professional artist magazines and has a number of artworks have appeared in movies and tv series like Hawaii 5-O and Bloodline.  Her collectors include the producers of Titanic and Avatar, as well as known political figures.  Her original paintings can be found in Galleries, Exhibits, Plein Air Events and her website at www.kathleendenis.com.

 

 

 

 

 

“Three Dinghies” by Kathleen Denis

 

 

“Depicting sentiment through my paintings is of great importance”, Kathleen shares.  “Whether the subject matter is a timeworn cottage, a day at the beach or a sun-drenched garden, capturing the effect of light attracts me to every scene I paint. My current series of island life has been greatly influenced by growing up in South Florida, with visits to the Bahamas and Caribbean islands. with brightly painted buildings, colorful landscapes and turquoise waters. Painting chairs in many of my scenes suggests the need to take time out to rest, as I often hear, “I want to be there”.  

 

 

 

“Above and Beyond” by Kathleen Denis

 

 

 

As a faculty member at Lighthouse ArtCenter, Kathleen teaches classes and workshops there and at other art centers, in person and online.  She is a member of American Impressionist Society, National Oil and Acrylic Society, Oil Painters of America and an Official United States Coast Guard Artist.  In addition, Kathleen created a series called “A Scream For Silence” which uses elements in her paintings to reflect God’s Word bringing hope, restoration, and instruction to those in need.

 

 

 

 

 

Kathleen Denis offers demo on the beach Photo credit: Craig Houdeshell

 

 

 

 

 

For more information about this exhibit, classes, workshops, or her artwork:

Email:  kd@kathleendenis.com

 Website:  www.kathleendenis.com

 

 

 

 

 

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