Wiener Museum Of Decorative Art (WMODA) Celebrates Earth Day 2022 With “The Outside Is In · Upcycled Glass Art & Design” By Jenna Efrein

WMODA (Wiener Museum Of Decorative Arttakes the message of Earth Day, 2022 to a heightened level on Saturday, April 23 with Jenna Efrein‘s exhibit, The Outside Is In · Upcycled Glass Art and Design”.  Efrein’s upcycled glass bottles draws attention to issues of sustainability while elevating the value of nature in our daily lives.  WMODA is truly a special place to see creativity and history in a one-of-a-kind setting.  The Rickie Report shares the details of this exhibit and some sneak peeks of Jenna’s glasswork creations. You will also be refreshed by Topo Chico’s range of flavored waters and inspired by Jenna’s activism in glass art.

 

 

 

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481 S. Federal Highway    Dania Beach, FL 3300

954-376-6690    http://wmoda.com

 

 

 

 

 

 

SATURDAY,   APRIL 23,  2022

1  –  4  PM

 

 

Experience Jenna’s activism in glass art

Refreshments courtesy of Topo Chico

 

 

 

 

Gallery Hours:  Tuesday – Saturday   10 am – 4 pm

 

 

Glass artist and environmental activist Jenna Efrein

 

 

The theme of Earth Day 2022 is Invest in our Planet.A green future is a prosperous future and it needs everyone to create a partnership for the planet and restore nature. Since moving to Florida from New York, artist Jenna Efrein is particularly concerned about the fate of the Everglades ecosystem and advocates for its protection with her glass art installations. Her exhibition The Outside Is In · Upcycled Glass Art and Design by Jenna Efrein opens at WMODA on Saturday, April 23 to mark Earth Day 2022.

 

 

 

Using hundreds of upcycled glass bottles, Jenna Efrein creates art that draws attention to issues of sustainability and environmental pollution. She is elevating the value of nature in our daily lives and reflecting on the deteriorating ecosystem and loss of the local flora and fauna.  Jenna tells The Rickie Report, “I upcycle glass and plastic bottles and plastic bags into sculptures and installations. I blow, fuse, bend, cast, and flamework bottle glass, sometimes obfuscating its original form, sometimes not. The plastic remains as it is and will be for eons. I am the local recycling center for those in my community, giving purpose to their trash”.

 

 

 

Jenna Efrein recycles a glass bottle and creates a fish

 

 

 

Thematically, Jenna’s art spans from ecology to community and the space in-between. Her work brings socioecological concerns to the forefront of peoples’ minds. She shares, “I utilize the familiarity and luster of the material. The work expresses beauty and calamity. Collectively, it creates an environment to seduce, emphasize and create space for conversation. We make a difference, together”.

 

 

 

 

“Sea Turtle” by Jenna Efrein

 

 

 

Now or Neverglades!

 

 

Florida was originally an impenetrable wasteland of marshlands, swamps, and tangled mangrove forests but through dredging and draining, it has become one of the most popular states in the US to live, work, and play. This fragile ecosystem is under threat from the rapidly growing metropolitan centers. The Everglades are essential to the region’s tourism economy and quality of life. More than eight million people rely on drinking water so protecting the environment and the imperiled water supply is crucial for the future of Florida. “Restoration simply cannot wait. It’s Now or Neverglades!” claims Dawn Shirreffs, an Everglades Policy Advisor.

 

Disoriented

 

Florida’s marine environment is an ecological and aesthetic jewel with rolling seagrass meadows and vibrant coral reefs. The productivity and health of the reefs are important to our well-being, but global and local pollution is devastating this underwater paradise. Trash is suffocating our oceans, particularly the glut of single-use plastic bottles and bags which confuse sea life. For example, sea turtles eat plastic garbage which they mistake for jellyfish. New-born turtles are disoriented by streetlights, car headlights, and human light pollution that they follow rather than moonlight into the sea. Only 1 in 1000 baby sea turtles survive to mate 10 to 40 years after birth depending upon the species. Jenna’s installation features a stool inspired by a hawksbill turtle and lots of small turtles made of recycled glass.

 

 

 

 

“Monument to an Alligator” by Jenna Efrein

 

 

Swamp Flipped

 

Swamp Flipped takes a vision of the swamp and re-orients its position. By fusing and hot sculpting recycled bottle glass, Jenna creates a chandelier symbolic of luxury out of seemingly worthless materials. Her functional glass art is inspired by the terrain that the threatened endangered animals inhabit. The shimmering light reflects on water choked with blue-green algae formed of crushed bottle glass. Swimming through the installation are white alligators made from old vodka bottles. In Jenna’s Monument to the Alligator, she asks the question “What if we are the generation to kill the last dinosaur?” “What if the only way we could know about much of the natural world was to go into a museum due to extinction?”

 

 

 

 

“Marsh Rabbit” by Jenna Efrein

 

 

 

Oh, where art thou dear rabbit…

 

 

As well as environmental challenges such as sea-level rise and climate change, invasive species imperil native plants and animals. Burmese pythons are now the dominant predators of marsh rabbits and other small mammals in the Everglades National Park and they are upsetting the balance of a valuable ecosystem. The high reproductive rates of rabbits make them typically resistant to predators, but scientific surveys show that is not the case in Florida. Marsh rabbits used to be abundant in higher freshwater marshes, pinelands, and coastal prairies and could sometimes be seen swimming, having adapted to their wet world. Jenna has crafted marsh rabbits from old beer bottles and “trapped” them in the clear glass bellies of pythons.

 

 

 

 

 

Chandelier of Recycled Topo Chico bottles by Jenna Efrein

 

 

 

Topo Chico

Recently, Jenna has been recycling Topo Chico’s glass bottles and the company has been supporting her exhibitions with their sparkling mineral waters. Legend has it that an Aztec princess was refreshed after a long journey by drinking and bathing in the crystalline waters of the Cerro del Topo and the springs at Monterrey in Mexico have provided mineral-rich water since 1895.

 

 

 

 

For more information about this exhibit and upcoming events at WMODA:

Contact:

Louise Irvine louise@wmoda.com

Wiener Museum of Decorative Arts

481 S. Federal Highway   Dania Beach, FL 33004

954-376-6690

 

 

 

 

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Are You An Art, Wellness, Or Mindfulness Vendor? It’s Time To Apply To Apply To ZAM Fest

ZAM Fest is looking for art, wellness, or mindfulness vendors for this one-of-a-kind festival on Saturday, April 23 and Sunday, April 24 in Port St. Lucie. Nowhere else in Florida will you find a festival that combines artists and wellness professionals in one unforgettable event! A plus, this year is increased visitors as national acts like Diamond Rio and Tone Loc perform in the evening. The Rickie Report shares the details. Last year most of the vendors sold out!

 

 

 

 

Saturday, April 23    &    Sunday, April 24, 2022

 

 

 

 

 

 

At   MIDFLORIDA   Event   Center

9221 SE Civic Center Place       Port St. Lucie, FL

 

 

 

 

Check out what our vendors were saying last year: https://youtu.be/K3SXy31apJM.  

 

 

 

Thanks to the partnership with the city of Pt. St. Lucie, vendors will enjoy the benefits of both quality and quantity at ZAM Fest in 2022!   

 

 

 

The day will be filled with people coming to enjoy our great events, performances and workshops which will bring a steady stream of traffic to our vendors.  The evening will bring a dramatic increase in traffic with those who will come later for the national acts, like Diamond Rio and Tone Loc, that the city of PSL has lined up.  Because we want our vendors to be staged for success for this event, vendors will be requested to keep their tents open until 8 pm when the concerts begin.  This will allow vendors to maximize the earning and exposure potential of ZAM Fest.

No breakdown or transport of materials will be permitted before 8 pm.

 

 

Learn more and apply: https://artstlucie.org/art-zen-fest

 

For more information about anything mentioned in this article, new initiatives you would like to propose, or to make a comment:

 

artstlucie.org

St. Lucie Cultural Alliance 

2300 Virginia Avenue, Fort Pierce, FL 34982

 (772) 462-2783

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Oldest Area Arts Organization Art Associates Of Martin County Announces 2022 Exhibit Opening Saturday, March 5 And Artist Talk On March 23 In Jensen Beach

Art Associates of Martin County (AAMC) invite the public to the Opening Reception on Saturday, March 5th to view the 2022 Annual Art Show Exhibition. Taking place at the Trinity United Methodist Church in Jensen Beach, FL, the event and exhibit are free to attend with free parking. You can Meet the Artists again on Wednesday, March 23 and enjoy dinner from local food trucks.  AAMC has promoted excellence in the arts for over 50+ years and is one of the oldest associations in the area. Their monthly meetings offer an opportunity for artists to network, learn from each other, and see demonstrations by well known local artists.  The Rickie Report shares the details and some sneak peeks from the previous exhibit.

 

 

 

 

Art Associates of Martin County (AAMC)

 

 

 

 

P R E S E N T S:

 

 

 

2022  Annual  Art Show

 

 

Opening Reception:

 

 

Saturday, March 5, 2022

 

 

5:30 – 7:30 pm

 

 

Free event and parking.  Refreshments will be served

 

 

Food   Truck    Invasion   &   Meet   The   Artists

Wednesday, March 23

 5    to    6 pm

 

 

Trinity United Methodist Church

 2221 NE Savannah Rd.  Jensen Beach, FL

 

 

Gallery hours:  10 am   to   3 pm   Monday  –  Thursday

10 am   to   Noon on  Friday

 

 

“Cat” by Sally Browning Pearson

 

 

 

AAMC’s mission is to encourage creativity in the arts for our members, local students and artists in our community by sharing and learning. AAMC has been promoting excellence in the arts for over 50+ years and is one of the largest associations in the area.

 

 

“Walking Through A Dream” by Dale Forbes

 

 

 

The Art Associates of Martin County (AAMC) is a non-profit welcoming group of artists sharing a strong common interest in the arts. Each month (October thru April, with a luncheon in May) members are treated to exciting meetings with demonstrations by well known local artists, opportunities to bring in art surrounding a common theme, and good conversation.  

 

 

 

 

“His Favorite Game” by Holly Cannon

 

 

 

AAMC meetings are held at St Mary’s in Stuart the 3rd Monday of October thru April from 1:00 to 3:00. Each meeting includes exciting, interactive demonstrations by very well known local artists. Members also bring in artwork with a common theme and vote on the Artist Of The Month! Each meeting always brings surprises.

 

 

 

 

 

“Parrot” by Carol Sokolowski

 

 

 

 

A Plein Air group often takes to the field for great adventures in painting. The AAMC also provides scholarships and art supplies to local schools as we endeavor to participate in the vibrant Treasure Coast art community.  AAMC provides for an Annual Art Show open to all members, with many awards provided.

 

 

 

 

“Wave Watching” by Lois Sommers

 

 

 

 

 

For more information about this event, monthly meetings, offering a demonstration, or becoming a member:

 

Website: https://www.artassociatesmartinco.com/

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/ArtAssociatesOfMartinCounty/

Or Call Dale Forbes: 978.872.7995

 

 

 

 

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Delray Art League Features Original Artists And Artisans On Saturday, February 19 & Sunday, February 20. Save The Dates For Upcoming “Delray Tribeca Festival” March 19 & 20. DAL Is Always Looking For More Artists To Participate

The Delray Art League (DAL) includes all mediums of art. Artscape In The City takes place the third weekend of each month (February 19 & 20 this month).  The Big Apple Bazaar has morphed into one of the largest art venues around! Not a member?  You are invited to take part! Free admission, parking and NO TENT SET-UP for artistsChange of date for Delray TriBeca Festival celebrating Art, Music, Food & Shopping on Saturday, March 19 and Sunday, March 20The Rickie Report shares the details. If you’re looking for an artist networking organization, check out Delray Art League!

 

 

DELRAY    ART    LEAGUE    INVITES   YOU   TO:

 

 

“ARTSCAPE     IN      THE      CITY”

 

 

 

IN    PALM    BEACH    COUNTY

 

 

 

 

 

 

GET   MORE   INFO   HERE

 

  • Clay ( ceramics)

  • Crafts (Handmade items, quilts, etc. as applied)

  • Drawing

  • Fashion ( original art on fabric, leather, etc.)

  • Glass

  • Jewelry

  • Mixed Media

  • Multi Media ( video, MPEG3, MPEG4)

  • Photography ( digital print, canvas)

  • Sculpture (stone, wood, metal, etc.)

  • 2 Dimensional Art (acrylic, oil, watercolor, collage)

 

 

 

Coming in March :

https://www.DelrayTribecaFestival.com

Food, Art, Music… fun!

 

 

 

 

 

 

The Big Apple Shopping Bazaar has a “Little Soho” Art Colony with a New York City flair!

Now renting beautifully designed 10 x 10 units for both studio and gallery retail space.

 

 

 

 

“LITTLE  SOHO”  DETAILS  CLICK  HERE

 

 

DELRAY      ART      LEAGUE:

 

 


 

Delray Art League Meetups

Join our Free Meetup group at MeetUp.com for more exciting events and meet fellow artists at any one of our events and Artist Coffee and Art Conversation meetups.

 

Meetup RSVP Artist Coffee and Art Conversation

 

The Delray Art League is a 501 (c)(3)  non-profit organization with over 50 years of community involvement in Palm Beach County. This year a new schedule of exciting art shows at the Big Apple will benefit and support our non-profit partners, Twin Palms for the Disabled, Palm Beach Habilitation Center and Fuller Center.

 

 

 

 

 

 

Spread the word! 

Come and enjoy the events and participate in the spirit of doing good in our community!

 

About Delray Art League:

The Delray Art League was established as a non-profit 501 3C in 1965.Over the past 12 years, the league has donated 10% of its profits — equaling over 150, 000 — to help fund art programs in Palm Beach County. These include organizations for children and adults with disabilities. This year, through the Lori Lee Doty Art Education Fund, the league will add art-related initiatives for survivors of breast cancer and their families.

General meetings are held on the second Monday of the month from October through April from 6:45 –  8:00 pm.  Please check for location .

 

For more information:

Ron Rizzi, President    DelrayArtLeague@att.net

Our Website:      https://delrayartleague.com/

 

 

 

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RCK Gallery Invites Public To Free Event Saturday, December 4 With “Stuart Then And Now”, Live Band, Photos With Santa And Fifty Artists

RCK Owner, Robert Clay Kanzler has lit the creative fire for his December show on Saturday, December 4 by inviting 50 plus artists to rise to the task of creating a beautiful exhibit centered around the inspiring theme of “Stuart Then and Now”. You cannot imagine the large body of work these painters, photographers, and sculptors are sharing- you have to come and experience it! RCK Gallery highlights a local non-profit each month, which is supported with 25% of all art sales. December’s charity is Big Brothers Big Sisters. Each month, a New Exhibit will open, so stay tuned! The Rickie Report shares the details and some sneak peeks. Did we mention the 12 piece band, free champagne, and visit with Santa?

 

 

 

 

614 S Colorado Ave.    Stuart Fl 34994

 772-403-3153

 

Saturday, December 4, 2021  

5 – 8 PM

The event  is free and open to the public

 

 

 

 Open Every Friday  5 – 7 pm           Or By Appointment

 

 

 

Painting by Chris Kling

 

 

This exhibition features a myriad of local talented painters, photographers, sculptors displaying paintings, drawings, photographs, and sculptures to create an exciting mix of color, texture and mood with something for everyone. 

 

 

 

Painting by Manon Sander

 

Visitors will enjoy the music of a 12 piece band on the sidewalk for Opening Night, photos with Santa, and complimentary champagne.

 

 

 

Painting by Debra Mannhalter

 

This Show runs through the end of December.  RCK Gallery is open every Friday night “Friday Night Out” 5-7  serving complimentary champagne.  All Sales to benefit Martin County Boys and Girls Club gallery donates 25% plus picks up the bill for special fundraiser events to benefit the charity.  You can Breath Easy! RCK has installed a Hospital Grade Air Purification System with you in mind.

 

 

Artwork by Kyle Terborg

 

 

U P C O M I N G       S C H E D U L E:

January 7, 2022 – “Women Are From Venus”

February 4, 2022 – “Men Are From Mars”

March 4, 2022 – “God’s Light Into the Darkness”

April 15, 2022 – “Mary & Jesus”

April 22, 2022 – “Alice Murdoch”

May 6, 2022 – “Installation with Cheryl Maeder”

June 3, 2022 – “Bits and Pieces”

 

For information about this exhibit, upcoming exhibits, or becoming involved with RCK Gallery please contact April Terborg, Director.  

 

RCK GALLERY

614 S Colorado Ave.    Stuart Fl 34994

 

 772-403-3153

Email: aprilterborg@gmail.com

 

Big  Brothers  Big  Sisters

 

 

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West Palm Beach Juneteenth Celebration Opens Juried Call To Visual Artists For June 19 Community Wide Event

The 2nd Annual Juneteenth Celebration will be held at the Meyer Amphitheater in West Palm Beach on Saturday, June 19, 2021.  Over 30 community partners formed to commemorate the date when Union soldiers enforced the Emancipation Proclamation, freeing all remaining enslaved people on June 19, 1865, almost two years after President Lincoln signed the original document. The committee issued a call to visual artists who want to sell their original artwork or handmade creations.  The Rickie Report shares the details and application process in this article. Deadline for submission is June 12.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

WEST       PALM       BEACH       JUNETEENTH

 

 

CALL      TO      VISUAL      ARTISTS

 

 

SATURDAY   JUNE 19, 2021

 

 

1   –   9   PM

 

 

Meyer Amphitheater

104 Datura Street   West Palm Beach, 33401

 

 

 

 

Overview:

 

The festivities begin on Saturday, June 19th, 2021 from 1 – 9  pm. The 2nd Annual Juneteenth Committee is issuing a call to visual artists who want to sell their original artwork, or handmade creations.

 

The event is juried so not all applicants will be accepted. The non-refundable application fee is $25 per artist, paid in advance.

 

Event is rain or shine. No refunds unless event is cancelled due to Covid 19.

 

 

Guidelines for submission are as follows:

 

We require that all artwork be original and made by the artist, (no resale items).

Each artist must submit three JPEGS of their work and include an image of their booth set up.

Artists may share a booth, but each artist must submit required materials and fee.

Booth cost with tent provided is $250.

Artists may provide their own tent which drops booth cost to $200.

Full payment is due upon acceptance into the celebration. 

Artists provide their own booth set up either way.

Tents can only be weighted down for wind (no spikes).

Spaces are 10 x 10 ft. Set up time begins at 10:00 am.

Take down is after 9:00 pm.

Participants will have two drop off points for their material on the day of the event.

Deadline for submission is June 12.

 

For additional questions please call:

Mikki Royce at 561-829-3222

Payment is by PayPal: sales@pbcea.org

 

 

This celebration is presented by the Juneteenth Organizing Committee, a nonpartisan group of over 30 community organizations including Tabernacle Missionary Baptist Church, Mothers Against Murderers Assoc., NOW PBC, Black Village Voice News, Corey Jones Fd., United Plus, Hospitality Helping Hands, People of Purpose, New Macedonia Church, United Way, and Division 20 of Kiwanis District Florida.

 

 

 

 

 

 

For further information contact progressivesrock@pobox.com.

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Old School Square Creative Arts School Is Offering Two Virtual Classes With Fran Mann Goodman- Blending Art History With Abstract Expressionism

Old School Square Creative Arts School is offering two virtual classes with innovative artist and teacher, Fran Mann Goodman.  Beginners Class (starts April 27) and Intermediate/Advanced Class (starts April 28) will blend art history with abstract impressionism. Over the four weeks, students will be exposed to famous as well as “forgotten” artists as they channel their own style into a painting.  The classes include critique and a generous serving of excitement and joy!  The Rickie Report shares the details for registration as well as some sneak peeks of former students’ artworks.  

 

 

 

 

 

FRAN   MANN  GOODMAN’S  

PAINTING   CLASS   IS   AN   EXTRAORDINARY

EXPERIENCE !

 

 

Fran offers two levels of classes at

Old School Square Creative Arts School:

 

 

 

BEGINNERS  Classes Start April 27

 

 

BEGINNERS  REGISTER  HERE:

 

The course is all about creating mood and emotion on the canvas through learning and experiencing experience in creative ways. Students have the freedom to let go and allow your inner artist to emerge, while exploring the lives and artistic styles of four famous abstract expressionists from the 40’s and 50s. They learn from their paintings, concepts of composition with an emphasis on color/value, balance, scale, and spatial relations. In demonstrations, they will be guided as to how to do color mixing and how to develop a layered and textured painting with acrylic paint and various mediums and applicators, which they can practice with at that same time.

Then each week, in their home, they “channel” the artists’ styles into their own painting.  After their painting is complete they send in a photo for a group critique the following week. If students need any guidance, they are free to contact Fran. During the course of the four weeks, they may be asked to watch certain movies and videos related to the artists.

 

 

INTERMEDIATE/ADVANCED  

Classes Start April 28

 

 

 

 

 

This is a unique class that gives students familiar with abstract expressionism an opportunity to convert impressionism into expressionism. Over the course of four weeks, they explore the lives and artistic styles of four artists from different periods of time. With the aid of material emailed to them, they examine these artists’ paintings for composition and design. In demonstrations, they learn how to use unique mediums and applicators to develop dimension and texture. Then they “channel” these artists’ styles into their own expressionist painting, doing one painting every week. After their painting is complete they send in a photo for a group critique the following week. In between time, if students need any guidance, they are free to contact Fran. During the course of the four weeks, they may be asked to watch certain movies and videos related to the artists.

 

 

 

Fran Mann Goodman with one of her award winning paintings

 

Fran Mann Goodman is an award winning painter of abstract expressionism. She is a member of the National Association of Women Artists, the National League of American Pen Women where she is the cochair of the art program for the Florida branch; the Arts Student League, ArtServe, Broward Art Guild and a Signature Artist of the Boca Raton Museum of Art. Fran serves on the board of the Delray Art League the Arts Education Fund Chair.  Fran received her formal training at Chouinard Art Institute (now CAL ARTS) where she worked in the style of representational art. As a student in the ‘60s, Fran was chosen to exhibit her paintings heavily texturized with spackling wall paste in galleries and furniture showrooms in LA. She had also received representation at a gallery in NJ.

 

CLICK  HERE  FOR  INTERVIEW  WITH  FRAN:

 

 

After college, due to a childhood trauma with her face, Fran applied her artistic skill to the makeup field where she built a thirty-year career inspiring women to see the “art” in their faces. Her unique aesthetic approach, coupled with her workshops, seminars, support groups, as well as widespread media exposure, earned her national and international recognition. She was featured on talk shows, women’s magazines and other print media including The New York Times. Fran did not paint during those years. Instead, she penned a memoir and two screenplays centered around her life story.

 

In 2013, Fran returned to painting after a bout with Lyme disease left her with arthritic fingers and the difficulty to continue writing. She began working in the style of Abstract Expressionism, preferring to create mood and emotion over defined images, infusing her paintings with pastes, sand, glosses, paper towels, and acrylic skins.  Since then, Fran’s paintings have been exhibited in over thirty galleries in New Jersey, the Chelsea district of Manhattan and Southern Florida, and are in private collection in the United States.

 

Fran enjoys painting and exhibiting but her passion is teaching. In 2013, she created, “NOT YOUR ORDINARY PAINTING CLASS,” which she has taught at a museum in New Jersey and in several locations in Florida. Fran is an invited lecturer and runs workshops and demonstrations in her craft across Florida. Both her paintings and her classes have been showcased in various Florida media.

 

 

 

Artwork by Student of Fran Mann Goodman

 

When asked why she teaches, Fran tells The Rickie Report, “Although I enjoy composing weekly curriculums and delivering the contents, it is not the reason I love to teach. I love to teach because of what my students give back to me…their faith and trust in me. Their approving nods while I’m in the process of explaining something, their warm smiles when they get it, their great eagerness to absorb what I suggest to them during their painting process, their pride and joy in their finished work. Although they will be painting on their own, I try to be there for them. In between classes, I make myself available for those who want additional guidance.

 

Some students start the first class skeptical about their ability and are nervous to put a single mark on a canvas so they work on the smallest size that is required, 16” x 20”. Then, in subsequent classes, I notice not only does their self-confidence and quality of their work grow, so does their desire to paint on larger canvases. By the end of the 4 weeks, often students are painting as big as 30” x 40”.

 

 

 

One of Fran Mann Goodman’s students at work

 

The students are usually adults who have never painted in abstract expressionism before. They don’t necessarily have any prior drawing or painting experience either. On the first day of class, I explain to them that they are not here to “make apples so real you can take bites out of them.” In fact, there is nothing they must or should do! There are no goals!, No mistakes! Students paint from their hearts, not from their heads. The paintings elicit feelings and emotions.

 

As far as the artists that we explore, I feel they are our teachers. We learn from their lives their struggles and successes and the lessons they have left behind. (I also share their “secrets,” things people might not know about them. Then no longer are they just a biography, but seemingly real people that “are right in the room” with us!)

 

 

Artwork by student of Fran Mann Goodman

 

To date, I have exposed students to over a hundred artists from Pollack to Rembrandt. For the beginners, at first I concentrate on the famous artists who started the expressionist movement from the 40’s and 50’s. Then as students take more and more classes we explore those who were considered “forgotten.”  For the intermediate/advanced class students study the impressionists in an attempt to channel their style into an expressionist painting of their own. Sometimes, in the process of exploring an artist’s life, students will be exposed to a movement or an institution they were involved with. For example, Kandinsky was a member of Der Blaue Reiter so we explored the movement as well.

 

The students and I form an amazing bond. Often former students will text me an image of a painting they have started on their own to ask for my opinion, or they will contact me to tell me about a gallery show or event I may be interested in. Some beginner students have been accepted into juried shows. I am planning a gallery exhibit for all level several students this fall.

 

 

 

Artwork by student of Fran Goodman

 

 

Here are some comments from Fran’s students:

 

  • “I am so happy to have met and attended Fran’s art classes. She has touched my soul with her gentle presence, her love of art, and intelligent observations. She has brought out a new and exciting awareness of color, lines, movement and values; unknown to me before.”

 

  • “Fran brings out the hidden artist in all of us with demonstrations by famous artists, color, theory, observations and discussion with music and laughter.”

 

  • “Thank you, Fran for stirring and waking up my sleeping artistic soul.”

 

  • “Thanks for blowing the lids off our minds by teaching your method! Think I was at a crossroads with painting the former way.

 

  • “I can’t begin to tell you how much of an impact you have made on my life I came to your class expecting nothing more than a pleasant version and an outlet for my grief with your help I have discovered something I love I have so much to learn but even though the process is sometimes painful for me I am glad to have your guidance to help me along in this journey you are a wonderful teacher and a special human being I am so glad I found you.”

 

More testimonies can be found on her website: www.franmanngoodman.com

 

For more information about these classes or to purchase her artwork:

Fran invites opportunities to do commissions, lectures, demos and private lessons.

If you are interested in taking one, you can register on her website at franmanngoodman.com.

Facebook page: Fran Mann Goodman’s Paintbox

Meetup.com: Not Your Ordinary Painting Class

Email: franspaintbox@yahoo.com

 

 

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Rickie Leiter, Publisher

Rickie@therickiereport.com   561-537-0291

17019 SW Sapri Way   Port St. Lucie, FL 34986

 

 

 

 

Expert Sofia Maduro Gives An Illustrated Lecture At April Photo Salon At Armory Art Center April 9

What is the difference between a good photograph and a great photograph?  Come to the Armory Art Center’s Photo Salon on Tuesday, April 9 to learn more.  Sofia Maduro will present an illustrated lecture, “The Enlightened Viewer – Learning to Look and See”,  followed by Q & A.   She serves as the Director of Education at the Society of the Four Arts in Palm Beach.  The Rickie Report shares the details and urges you to mark your calendars!

 

 

 

 

811 Park Place   West Palm Beach, Florida 33401

(561) 832-1776     armoryart.org

 

 

AT    THE    PHOTO    SALON:

Tuesday, April 9, 2019

6:00 – 8:00 pm

 

 


“The Enlightened Viewer –

Learning to Look and See”


What makes a good photograph?

What makes a great one?

 

 

PRESENTED BY:

Sofia    Maduro

 

 

In The Armory Art Center Media Room

$10 donation at the door

Space is limited so arrive early.

 

 

 

Sofia Vollmer Maduro

 

 

Sofia Vollmer Maduro, an internationally recognized art and photography expert and lecturer, who currently serves as Director of Education at the Society of the Four Arts in Palm Beach.  At the Four Arts, Sofia has led field trips to Art Basel, taught workshops on the appreciation of photographic art, and classes on organizing genealogical and photo archives. 

 

In 1993 Sofia founded the Alberto Vollmer Foundation research facility in Caracas, Venezuela, which houses and promotes the study of significant Latin-American archives from the 19th and 20th century economic and art history. She served as a trustee at the George Eastman Museum in Rochester, NY, the world’s foremost museum of photography and film (2012-2018), as well as on boards and advisory committees of numerous cultural organizations in Venezuela, USA, and Europe. She is on the curatorial committee of the Photo London Art Fair (2013-present). And, has advised on collections, juried art prizes, organized seminars, curated exhibitions, and published books.

 

 

 

The Armory Art Center’s art school and galleries provide creative opportunities to enhance your life. The Armory has served the community for over 30 years. The mission of the Armory Art Center is to inspire the creation and experience of art and the Armory’s vision is to be the leading community resource for arts education. Serving over 3,000 students annually, the Armory Art Center offers 160 courses per term in six terms throughout the year to students ranging in age from pre-school to retiree. Classes in drawing, painting, photography, jewelry, fiber, ceramics, and sculpture are held in 12 state-of–the-art studios. Twelve exhibitions are hosted annually in three galleries.

 

 

 

Exhibitions, lectures, and special events are open to the public.

For more information, visit www.armoryart.org or call (561) 832-1776

 

 

 

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

Rickie Leiter, Publisher

Rickie@therickiereport.com   561-537-0291

17019 SW Sapri Way   Port St. Lucie, FL 34986

 

 

 

Jane Hart’s Talk At Armory Art Salon Has Been Cancelled Due To Illness

Unfortunately, due to illness, Jane Hart will not be speaking at the Armory Art Salon on April 18th.  The Rickie Report will send updates when more information is available.

4th Annual Plein Air Schedule March 8-12 Offers Many Opportunities To Art Lovers And Artists

The Lighthouse ArtCenter 4th Annual Plein Air Festival takes place March 8 through March 12. Nationally recognized, award-winning artists from around the Country will paint throughout Palm Beach County, depicting scenes from the beaches and natural Florida landscapes to the quickly disappearing old Florida homes and residential areas. Known as “Paint-Outs,” the artists will be visiting seven different outdoor areas to paint the varied landscapes and cityscapes. The Rickie Report shares the details here, as some events require reservations.

 

 

 

 

373 Tequesta Drive     Tequesta, FL 33469

(561) 746-3101      www.LighthouseArts.org

 

 

 

March 8 – 12, 2017

At the Lighthouse ArtCenter Gallery & School of Art, 373 Tequesta Drive, Tequesta, FL 33469 and outdoor painting locales throughout Palm Beach County.

 

 

 

 

2017 Participating Artists:

​Stephanie Amato, GA

David Boyd Jr., GA

Carl Bretzke, MN

Michele Byrne, PA

​Eli Cedrone, FL

Kathleen Denis, FL

Bill Farnsworth, FL

Kevin Feary, NY   

Nyle Gordon, MO        

Karen Ann Hitt, FL      

Jennifer Holmes, CT       

Neal Hughes, NJ   

Charlie Hunter, VT      

​Maryanne Jacobsen, FL     

Shelby Keefe, WI     

Chris Kling, FL   

Debra Latham, TX      

Gregory Little, FL      

Andre Lucero, VA      

Tom Lynch, IL

Jeffrey Markowsky, GA      

Ted Matz, FL     

Jim McVicker, CA      

Spencer Meagher, IL  

Dan Mondloch, MN     

Kathie Odom, TN     

Joseph Palmerio, FL     

Ralph Papa, FL​  

Elise Phillips, PA      

Devin Roberts, MO     

Cynthia Rosen, VT      

Lawrence Rudolech, IN  

Manon Sander, FL      

Jason Sacran, AR     

Patrick Saunders, MO     

Robert Simone, FL  

Richard Sneary, MO     

R. Gregory Summers, KS     

Nancy Tankersley, MD     

Robin Weiss, WA

Cory Wright, FL  

 

 

 

SCHEDULE  OF  EVENTS:

 

Paint Out with Juried Artists
March 8 to March 11, 2017

Artists will be painting at the following locations. The public is invited to watch the painters create and will have the opportunity to buy art on the spot.

 

• Riverbend Park (dawn to dusk)
9060 W Indiantown Road, Jupiter, FL 33478

• DuBois Park and Jupiter Beach Park (dawn to dusk)
19075 Dubois Road, Jupiter, FL 33477

• Harbourside Place
200 N US Highway 1, Jupiter, FL 33477

• Juno Beach Pier (dawn to dusk)
14775 US Highway 1, Juno Beach, FL 33408

• Northwood Village
West Palm Beach, FL 33407

• Society of the Four Arts (Wed. & Fri. 10 am to 5 pm, Sat. 10am to noon, closed Thurs.)
2 4 Arts Plaza, Palm Beach, FL 33480

• Bethesda by the Sea (church and surrounding area, dawn to dusk)
​141 S County Road, Palm Beach, FL 33480

 

 

 

 

Saturday, March 11

VIP Reception
5 – 9 p.m., $100 per person

VIP’s will get a sneak peek and be able to meet our artists, plus get the first opportunity to purchase the art on display by our award-winning artists. Enjoy cocktails and hors d’oeuvres by local gourmet restaurants, have access to art consultants to assist with your purchase as well as apply your $100 ticket towards the purchase of a painting. BUY TICKETS : www.LighthouseArts.org

 

Collectors’ Reception
6:30 – 9 p.m., $25 per person
Enjoy cocktails and hors d’oeuvres while you peruse the art. Art consultants will help you with purchasing art, and you may apply your $25 ticket towards your purchase. Proceeds benefit the 4th Annual Plein Air Festival. ​

BUY TICKETS : www.LighthouseArts.org

 

 

 

Quick Draw

Sunday, March 12

​(Registration required for artists. $30 for members, $40 for non-members.)
FOR Entry Form: www.lighthousearts.org

Plaza Down Under on the Riverwalk, Jupiter
8 – 9am Artist Registration
9 am – 11 am Paint Out
11 am – 12 noon Judging
12 noon – 3 pm Awards will be announced and then art will then be for sale to the public.

 

 

Free admission to the ArtCenter Gallery

To view the daily “wet paintings,” from 10 am – 4 pm

 

 

Saturday, March 11, 2017

Collectors’ Preview Party and Wet Painting Sales

$100 per person for the Preview Party and Award Ceremony 5 – 9 pm.

Ticket price is good toward the purchase of a painting.

General Admission:  $25 from  6:30 – 9 pm.

The public is invited to watch the artists and purchase paintings at the Paint-Out locations. The diverse locations for the paint-outs include Northwood Village in West Palm Beach, Society of the Four Arts and Bethesda by the Sea in Palm Beach, Riverbend Park, Harbourside Place and DuBois Park in Jupiter and Juno Beach Pier in Juno Beach. With over 120 artists from around the country entering the jurying process, the forty one artists that were selected represent the best of the Plein Air genre. They will be competing for $10,000 in cash and prizes. The artists will deliver their paintings each day to the Lighthouse ArtCenter Gallery for viewing by the general public.

 

 

Quick Draw Painting Contest:

Sunday, March 12

Open to All Artists!

 

Plaza Down Under locational  RiverWalk, Jupiter

9 to 11 am

The art will be judged, awards will be given and the art will be available for purchase from noon to 3pm at the park.

 

More Information:

Jennifer Chaparro, Lighthouse ArtCenter Plein Air Festival Staff Liaison
Jennifer@LighthouseArts.org (561) 748-8737

Lighthouse ArtsCenter
Gallery & School of Art
373 Tequesta Drive, Tequesta, Florida 33469
(561) 746-3101
www.LighthouseArts.org

 

 

 

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

Rickie Leiter, Publisher

Rickie@therickiereport.com 561-537-0291

17019 SW Sapri Way Port St. Lucie, FL 34986