No Experience Required To Learn Glass Tattoo Stencils At McMow Art Glass On Saturday, May 18. Two Sessions Are Available

Randy & Carole Wardell have developed an exceptional technique that enables anyone to add stencil designs to their glasswork.  McMow Art Glass is offering two workshops on Saturday, May 18, and No Experience is Necessary!  The class fee includes all materials and firing! Create your own stenciled masterpiece on a rectangular sushi style plate that will be fused and slumped.  We’re thinking that this is a great idea for gift giving – or do with friends!  The Rickie Report shares the detail and a sneak peek.

 

 

 

 

 

 

McMow Art Glass, Inc.
701 North Dixie Hwy.     Lake Worth, FL 33460
Phone  (561) 585-9011   Fax Number: (561) 586-2292

www.mcmow.com            https://www.facebook.com/McMowArtGlass/

 

 

 

To register for class please contact the Retail Department: 561-585-9011 x100

 

 

 

Glass  Tattoo  Stencils

 

Saturday May 18th 

 

 

10 am-12 pm   OR     1-3 pm

 

 

That’s right — two sessions to choose from!

 

 

$45

ALL   MATERIALS   &   KILN   FIRINGS   INCLUDED!

 

 

NO   EXPERIENCE   REQUIRED!!!

 

Hibiscus 

 

 

 

 

Randy & Carole Wardell have developed an exceptional technique that enables anyone to add stencil designs to their work. Using special 1/8” thick Tattoo Stencil boards and the Tattoo Gue that is combined with frit powder to create a paste-like mixture. The stencil spaces can be filled with multiple Tattoo Gue colors in a single session while keeping clean lines between the design elements or blend the colors to create unique combination effects. 

 

 

 

The two-hour class will begin with instruction and demonstration of the tattoo stencil technique, then students will have the remainder of class time to create a piece of their own using a variety of stencils and Gue color options. Participants will create their stenciled masterpiece on a rectangular sushi style plate that will be fused and slumped! 

 

 

 

 

For details about these classes,workshops and events and to schedule special tours please contact:

Taylor Materio
McMow Art Glass, Inc
561-585-9011 x108   Fax: 561-586-2292
  www.mcmow.com
https://www.facebook.com/McMowArtGlass/

 

 

 

 

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

 

 

 

Jeweler And Art Therapist, Maria Tritico, Is Featured At Wellington Art Society On May 8. Public Is Welcome To Meet The Artists And Learn More About WAS

The Wellington Art Society will have a demonstration by Maria Tritico of jewelry making with metal on Wednesday, May 8 at the Wellington Community Center.  A “Meet and Greet” is followed by a member spotlight and a brief meeting.  The highlight of the evening will be the demonstration by Maria.  She will discuss her art journey, including her work as an art therapist, and her process from idea to finished product. Everyone is welcome to attend.  The Rickie Report shares the details and some sneak peeks of Maria’s award-winning jewelry.

 

 

 

 

 

Public Is Invited To Wellington Art Society Meeting

 

Wednesday,  May 8, 2019

 

6:30 pm

 

12150 Forest Hill Blvd.   Wellington, FL

 

 

 

FEATURING:

 

 

MARIA    TRITICO

 

 

 This is event is open to members and non-members

 

 

 

Metal Necklace by Maria Tritico

Maria Tritico is a native Texan who currently lives in West Palm Beach.  She received her Bachelor of Fine Arts in Metalsmithing/Jewelry and Photography from Texas State University and her Masters of Art in Art Therapy from the School of the Art Institute of Chicago.  She is presently an Artist-in-Residence at the Armory Art Center, teaching lead jewelry and metalsmithing classes from introduction to metals to intermediate and advance soldering and stone setting.  She also teaches introduction to Metalsmithing and Linear Designs and Stone Setting at Lighthouse Gallery Art Center in Tequesta. She works with  people of all ages in her classes.  Maria’s award winning jewelry has been featured at Continuum 2019.

 

 

 

 

Metal Necklace by Maria Tritico

 

 

Maria draws on the life around her as inspiration for her jewelry designs using lines in nature and patterns in architecture and construction materials.  Her pieces are like line drawings, clean and simple so that the viewer’s attention is solely on the design. 

 

 

 

 

Metal necklace by Maria Tritico

 

 

 

As an Art Therapist she has worked in the Cook County Department of Corrections in Chicago, Drug Abuse Foundation of Palm Beach County and Healing Art in West Palm Beach.  Maria allows the client to determine what they need from therapy and tailors how she works to meet their needs, using the art materials as a baseline for conversation.  This helps the client practice creative problem solving skills that parallel skills needed in real life. 

 

 

 

 

The Wellington Art Society is a non-profit charitable organization in its 37th year. It is open to artists of all mediums and patrons of the arts, allowing both local and regional artists to display their art work in local galleries, interact with other artists and serve the community through their art.

For further information please visit wellingtonartsociety.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

 

 

The Gilt Complex Offers Free Art Talk On May 16. Learn About Framing, Art Restoration, Conservation Services. See Diverse Mat And Frame Selections Beyond Your Expectations!

Artists, students, and art enthusiasts are invited to an Art Talk: “Best Practices In Storing, Matting, and Framing Art” on Thursday, May 16 at The Gilt Complex.  This free event includes a prize drawing and will cover topics such as affordable framing options, tips on protecting and storing your art, styles & trends in displaying art, and photography frames that have a WOW impact!  The Gilt Complex will offer an Art Talk each third Thursday of the month.  We interview Duncan Hurd about this intriguing art resourceThe Rickie Report shares the details and a few sneak peeks.

 

 

608 Colorado Avenue  Stuart, FL  34944

772.463.0125     www.TheGiltComplex.com

Open Tuesday through Saturday from 10 to 5 

 

 

 

 

 

P R E S E N T S :

 

 

 

Art Talk:

“Best Practices In Storing, Matting, and Framing Art”

 

 

Thursday, May 16

5:30  –  8  pm

 

 

Free admission          Free parking

Free refreshments         Free prize drawing

 

 

 

 

 

 

The Rickie Report knows that art is all around us – and we just have to stop and notice!  I was checking out what was happening along Colorado Avenue, known as the “artbeart” of Stuart,  and came across a frame shop called The Gilt Complex. Intrigued, I went inside and had a fascinating conversation with Duncan Hurd, the owner.

 

 

TRR:  So, what’s with the name?

Duncan: 

Our business was founded by a gilder and art restorer in New Jersey in 1982. He has a great sense of humor and rather than call his business something like “Ye Olde Frame Shop,” he decided to have a little fun and call it “The Gilt Complex.” We took over after he retired a couple years ago, and we just love the quirkiness of the name. If nothing else, it’s a conversation starter.

 

 

An example of art restoration: You can see the more vibrant colors (left side) after this piece of artwork has been cleaned.

 

 

TRR:  Tell our readers more about your business.

Duncan: 

The Gilt Complex is a custom framing and art restoration business.  We frame everything from original art painted by the masters to your child’s masterpiece. In our restoration service, we mostly remove dirt and blemishes from the painting’s surface and repair minor damage.  Although we have been known to reline and restore significantly damaged historical works of art. 

 

 

 

TRR:  I’m in love with all your frames!

Duncan: 

Thanks.  We have what we consider to be one of the most diverse collections of frames in the area.  From historical reproduction 22-karat gold leaf finished corner frames to modern unfinished corner frames.  In order to avoid mass confusion, we organize our samples by style, with room between each frame so you can distinguish one from the other.  We have traditional, ornate gold and silver, wood veneer, contemporary and eclectic, and rustic styles, among others.  We even have a bright and colorful Coastal Collection.  

 

 

The thin black liner inside the mat opening on “Blue footed Boobies” by Katie Gianni, heightens the space and distinction between the artwork and the matting. It gives the eye a space to rest and appreciate the artwork, without being too crowded.  This frame further intensifies the feather of the subject matter, while the frame’s corners capture the look of webbed feet.

 

 

 

 

 

TRR:  What’s unique about your business?  What sets you apart?

Duncan: 

Three words: selection, service and smiles!  We have well over 2,000 frame samples in our showroom.  Beyond that, we will never compromise on quality.  We only use acid-free mats and papers, and all our glass is UV protected.  We are very careful about how we handle your art, and we take the time to fit your frame the right way.  That doesn’t mean that everything we do is expensive.  Quite the contrary.  We’re happy to work within any budget, but the quality of our work will be consistent no matter what you pay.  

TRR:  And smiles?

Duncan: 

We have a lot of fun doing what we do.  Our customers often comment about what a happy place this is.  It’s much more rewarding to establish relationships than to squeeze every nickel out of every sale.  So, we talk to you and laugh with you.  Life is too short not to enjoy what you do, and we like to share the fun we have doing it.  Thus, the smiles!

 

 

The dark mat took attention away from the art itself and the orange-toned frame was a distraction.

Now, the artwork is the main focus, bringing the blue from the art piece into the mat lining.  Look at how much brighter this piece seems!

 

 

 

 

TRR:  Who else works with you?

Duncan: 

My wife Pam is an engineer and she does everything in our workshop.  She operates our computerized mat cutter, cuts the glass, assembles the frames and puts it all together.  What I love about her approach is that she spends as much time on all the little things you will never see as she does on what’s in front of you.  Katie Gianni is an accomplished artist who brings that level of creativity to designing the ideal frame for your art, whether it’s an original or a print.  Finding the perfect marriage between the art and the frame is what Katie and I most enjoy.  

 

 

TRR:  You said you’ve been around since 1982, but I didn’t even know you were here.

Duncan: 

For about a dozen years we were tucked away in a strip mall on South Dixie Highway near Port Salerno.  Last year in February we moved the store to Colorado Avenue.  We love, love, love being in downtown Stuart in what is rapidly becoming known as the arts and entertainment district.  Someone recently called it “the artbeat of Stuart.”  More and more people are finding us every day due to our more centralized location.  Just like you did!

 

 

 

 

TRR:  How else can people find you?

Duncan: 

Probably the best place is through the internet.  Our website tells our story pretty well at TheGiltComplex.com.  We are a big supporter of the Arts Council of Martin County and you can see our ad in their magazine, as well as in the Lyric Theatre’s magazine.  One of the great rewards of owning a small business is becoming an integral part of the community.  In addition to the Arts Council, we are active members of the Stuart/Martin Chamber of Commerce.  It’s hard to go anywhere without recognizing someone, and we think that’s wonderful.  

Note the red line incised around the middle of the frame and how this accentuates the outlines in the artwork.  This and the color of the frame itself offer subtle touches that enhance the artwork. 

 

 

 

 

TRR:  What framing advice can you offer our readers?

Duncan: 

An expression I often repeat when choosing a frame is, “What does the art want?”  In other words, what frame will best compliment the art and draw your attention to the painting or print?  The advantage of custom framing is having many options available to you – not only the frames, but also mats, liners and all the other components that go into creating beautiful artwork.  You can almost always find something appropriate within your budget.  But if your decision is driven by price alone, you may not even give yourself the opportunity to consider the best design solution.  

 

 

TRR:  Do you have any concluding thoughts?

Duncan: 

If you surround yourself with art, every day will be filled with joy!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

For more information:

The Gilt Complex

608 Colorado Avenue    Stuart, FL 34994

772-463-0125     www.TheGiltComplex.com

Facebook

Instagram:  @thegiltcomplex

 

 

 

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

 

Glass Artist, Irene Jalowayski, Is Featured At Artisans On The Ave On May 9, Just In Time For Mother’s Day And Graduation Gifts

Have you wondered how award-winning glass artist, Irene Jalowayski creates her jewelry, menorahs, and decorative art pieces?  Stop by Artisans On The Ave in downtown Lake Worth Beach on Thursday, May 9 to see her demonstrate some of her techniques!  See how cast glass is created, and what tools Irene uses. The public is invited to this free event, a chance to meet the artist, and opportunity to shop for what will become your favorite pieces of wearable art.  The Rickie Report shares the details and some sneak peeks of Irene’s newest artworks.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

ARTISANS   ON   THE   AVE

  PRESENTS:

 

I R E N E     J A L O W A Y S K I

 

 

Free  Cast Glass Demonstration

 

Thursday, May 9 

6:00  – 9:00  PM

Free Reception with refreshments

 

 

Artisans On The Ave
630 Lake Avenue   Lake Worth Beach, FL 33460
561-762-8162      561-582-3300

Gallery Hours:
Open 7 days a week
Monday thru Saturday 11am – 9pm
Sunday 9am – 7pm

 

 

One of a Kind Necklace by Irene Jalowayski 

Irene’s jewelry pieces are distinctive.

Her wearable art pieces include one-of-a-kind necklaces, earrings, and cuff bracelets.  

Each object is truly unique, not only due to the glass work, but because she understands the wearer’s need to own a singular adornment.

 

 

 

“Fly Away” by Irene Jalowayski

 

“Fly Away” is cast glass on metal.  The metallic background is a tree of life. 

The three large cast glass feathers are surrounded by cast glass hummingbirds, glass leaves and flowers.

 

 

Irene’s increasingly detailed process as a glass artist shows the degree to which she has pushed herself to stretch boundaries, and in glass work, that is challenging!  “Fly Away” was featured at Continuum/Art Palm Beach 2019 and at the Cornell Museum at the Women in The Visual Arts exhibit “Celebrating 30 Artful Years”, where it won an honorable mention.  (That show was extremely competitive and accepted only 20 pieces).  Irene tells The Rickie Report, “To me it represents the beauty and freedom of nature and the desire to escape the humdrum of city life once in a while”.

 

One of a Kind Seder plate by Irene Jalowayski

 

 

 

 The viewer can feel the excitement of Irene’s creative process. Her personal glass collection in includes creations from the United States, Italy, and Sweden. Her inspiration comes from nature and her own imagination, as you will see with “Fly Away”.  The process of casting glass is complicated and more difficult than that of fused glass.  First, Irene makes a clay sculpture. Over the weeks that it takes to dry, she will continue to incise, brush, and assure that the mold is exact.  Then she casts the mold in plaster.  Once the plaster is dry, the mold is filled with glass and fired to 450 degrees for 38 hours.  Once cooled, the mold is broken away from the glass, resulting in a solid piece of glass which will never be reproduced!

 

One of a kind Fused glass earrings, necklaces, and bracelets by Irene Jalowayski

 

Irene’s fused art glass pieces are filled with colorful dichroic glass mixed in bright, beautiful backgrounds. The viewer can feel the excitement of the creative process!  Her abstract sculptures will enhance any decor.  Irene’s functional art pieces include cast glass jewelry boxes, bowls, vases, plates of varying sizes, and small accent tables. Her Judaica array includes mezzuzahs, candle sticks, menorahs, matzah plates, and she offers to create a unique bowl using the shards of the glass which is broken during the wedding ceremony!

 

Confetti glass vase by Irene Jalowayski

 

 

It’s only been 6 short years since Irene was featured as an emerging artist at ArtiGras. She studied with Sidney Escowitz and has taken classes with McMow Art Glass and Art Glass Environments, before becoming a teacher herself!  She never loses sight of the creative excitement when she open a kiln.  She shares that enthusiasm with her students.

 

 

 

 

 

 

For more information about this exhibit, classes or how to become part of this gallery please call: 561.762.8162
Artisans On The Ave
630 Lake Avenue Lake Worth, FL 33460  

info@ArtGalleryPalmbeach.com
www.artisansontheave.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

17019 SW Sapri Way   Port St. Lucie, FL 34986

 

 

 

 

 

Wellington Art Society Features Fine Art Nature Photographer, Lara Chapman At Whole Foods On May 3. Simultaneous Exhibits On May 14 At Wellington City Hall/ Wellington Community Center, Plus Scholarship Winners

The Wellington Art Society and Wellington Whole Foods Market are currently showing an exhibit by Lara Chapman.  You will find beautiful and unique fine art nature photographs.  The public is invited to the Meet the Artist Reception on May 3rd.  The exhibit is currently on display until the end of June.  In addition, WAS invites the public to the Wellington City Hall Gallery and the Wellington Community Center Gallery exhibits on May 14. The two venues are located on Forest Hill Boulevard just a short walk from each other. Light refreshments will be served at City Hall.  Nancy Yanetti will give an Artist demo.  The Rickie Report shares the details and a few sneak peeks.  Congratulations to the WAS Scholarship winners!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

WELLINGTON   ART   SOCIETY

Presents

 

 

A   SOLO   EXHIBITION

 

by

 

 

LARA  CHAPMAN

 

 

 

MEET  THE  ARTIST:

 

FRIDAY, MAY 3  

6:30 – 8 PM

Free and Open to the Public

Whole Foods Market Cafe

2635 SR7 Wellington, FL

561.904.4000

Exhibit Is Available Now through the end of June, 2019

 

 

 

 

“Dipped In Red” by Lara Chapman

 

Lara Chapman was looking for a better way to connect with her local community when she purchased a camera two years ago, and began visiting local parks and attractions.  She found a profound love for nature photography and poetry as seen through a camera lens.  Lara has since written hundreds of poems and taken thousands of photographs and created the “Poetry Picturebook Series”.  Her award winning photographs are on display throughout Palm Beach County and beyond.

 

“Red Hot Lowres” by Lara Chapman

 

 

Lara finds satisfaction in watching her work come to life and does most of her own printing and framing on archival fine art paper.  Her photography is a visual medium for showing the exquisite beauty of nature in the world.  Her work showcases the treasures of the planet boldly and without reservation.  Lara lives in West Palm Beach with her husband, two children, one dog and four cats.           

WAS   SCHOLARSHIP  WINNERS  2019

Photo Courtesy of Lois Spatz

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

WELLINGTON ART SOCIETY:

 

 

 

CITY   HALL   &   COMMUNITY   CENTER   RECEPTIONS

 

Tuesday, May 14

 

 

5:00 – 7:00  PM

 

 

Wellington City Hall:     12300 Forest Hill Boulevard

Wellington Community Center:   12150 Forest Hill Boulevard   

 

Refreshments, Door Prizes, Artist Demo, and People’s Choice Award

 

Artwork by Joe Marcou

 

 

 

 

These artists will be exhibiting at one or both venues:

Victoria Albrecht

 Jennie Barnett

Betty Brodie

Jeanette Childress

Donna Donelan

Audrey Freedman

Vivian Gomez

Elizabeth (Betty) Hehmeyer

Laura Jaffe

Robin Kasten

Sharon Kleiman

Yury Lobo

Joanne Baker MacLeod

Joseph Marcou

Todd Mayfield

Susan Mosely

Ana Noble

Leslie Pfeiffer

Candace Platz

Lois Spatz

Raymonde Talleyrand

Edrian Thomidis

Haydee Ullfig

Franklin Weiss

Jean Williard

Nancy Yannetti

Betty Jane Zedonek

 

 

 

 

The Wellington Art Society is a non-profit charitable organization In its 37th year.  It is open to artists of all mediums and patrons of the arts, allowing both local and regional artists to display their art work in local galleries, interact with other artists and serve the community through their art. 

For further information please visit wellingtonartsociety.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

 

 

 

 

Marsha Bhagwansingh Offers Classes And Individual Instruction In Calligraphy, Lifelike Drawing, Portraiture, Painting, Composition, Mandala Art, And The Art Of Coffee Painting

Caribbean born award winning artist, Marsha Bhagwansingh, known as “Marsha B”, offers classes in Palm Beach County.  While her influences include the Italian Renaissance, the breadth of her talent includes Calligraphy, Lifelike Drawing, Mandala Art, Portraiture, Painting, Composition and Color, and the art of Coffee Painting!  Are you intrigued?  Marsha continues to explore new mediums, and offer classes at Easel Art Supply in Lake Park, FL and at Lot23 in Northwood Village.  She is also available for individual and group lessons.  The Rickie Report shares the details and some sneak peeks.  (We were going to say “perks” because we are so excited about painting with coffee)!

 

 

 

 

M a r s h a         B h a g w a n s i n g h  

Art       Classes

 

 

 

 

 

Influenced at an early age by the Italian Renaissance, Marsha began her formal art training in San Fernando, Trinidad where she gained experience with graphite, charcoal and chalks, and subjects such as the human face and figure. In 1992, at the age of 18 began her career in tutoring calligraphy, which she continues today. In 1995, she furthered her art education at Miami Dade College in Florida where she was introduced to sculpting and painting.

 

 

 

 

 

Marsha began teaching calligraphy at the age of sixteen.

She opened classes for adults in drawing and painting in 1999

 

 

 

Marsha’s   Programs  Include:

Calligraphy

Lifelike Drawing

Portrait Drawing

Painting

Composition and Color

The Art of Coffee Painting

 Mandala Art

 

 

 

“Wave” by Marsha Bhagwansingh, Oil on Canvas

 

Within recent years, Marsha has explored various new materials with which to create her art, including coffee!  She offers classes in the art of coffee painting in Northwood and Lake Park.  She also is influenced by the exploration of the more spiritual side of life and the therapeutic aspects of art. She enjoys painting mandalas for relaxation and healing, sharing this artform in her mandala making classes. Marsha enjoys exploring new mediums and manners of expression, believing that self-expression, imagination, and the will to push beyond the norm are necessary for artistic growth.

 

 

 

“Mandala Peacock” by Marsha Bhagwansingh,  Oil on Canvas

 

Upcoming programs:

 

Mandala Art:  Mandalas help activate our own healing abilities for physical and spiritual balance and opens the gateway to our inner potential. They can be used as spiritually transforming and meditative tools. When creating and viewing a mandala, the left side of the brain (responsible for reasoning and problem solving) rests, creating a shift into a relaxed state of inner clam.

 

 

“Coffee Flower” by Marsha Bhagwansingh, Coffee on Watercolor Paper

 

 

 

The Art of Coffee Painting:  Centuries ago, when coffee started to be widely used in Europe, artists who had been influenced by the Chinese tradition of painting with tea, began to experiment with coffee as a painting medium. Today, coffee art expressions are created out of something seemingly ordinary, while presenting the delicacy of watercolors with a soothing muted palette and an unmistakable aroma with which to create art.

 

 

Calligraphy by Marsha Bhagwansingh

 

Calligraphy:  The ancient art of Calligraphy is still alive today and has drawn many to its skillful letterform expression of written communication. Calligraphers give writing a visual life with which to impress upon the reader, a more meaningful and eloquent message.

 

 

 

“Bo” by by Marsha Bhagwansingh, Graphite on Paper

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Ongoing classes:

 

Ongoing classes in drawing and painting are held at Easel Art Supply Center

810 Park Avenue   Lake Park on Saturdays from 10:30 am – 1:30 pm

 

Individual attention

All levels welcome      

To register and for more info, call Marsha at 561-507-4527

Marsha also offers private classes in drawing, painting and calligraphy.

See website or call for more information.

 

 

 

Website: www.littlefirestudios.info

Phone: 561-507-4527

Facebook: littlefirestudiosandartgallery

 

 

 

 

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

Rickie Leiter, Publisher

Rickie@therickiereport.com   561-537-0291

17019 SW Sapri Way   Port St. Lucie, FL 34986

Armory Art Salon Features Suzanne Scherer And Pavel Ouporov On May 7, SCHERER & OUPOROV: “30 Years Of Russian-American Collaboration”

The Armory Art Center brings Suzanne Scherer and Pavel Ouporov to the next Art Salon, led by Elle Schorr on Tuesday, May 7.  The public is invited to “SCHERER & OUPOROV: 30 YEARS OF RUSSIAN-AMERICAN COLLABORATION“.  Suzanne and Pavel collaborate, working in a wide range of mediums including oil and egg tempera painting, drawing, printmaking, etching on glass, photography, video, and installation. Their paintings are often embellished with gold and silver leaf, gemstones and beads.  Stop and look at the art…hear the creators…share the wonder!  The Rickie Report gives you the details and some sneak peeks.  Kudos, Elle, for bringing us internationally, nationally, and locally based artists who help us better understand the creative process!

 

 

 

811 Park Place   West Palm Beach, Florida 33401

(561) 832-1776     armoryart.org

 

 

AT  THE  ART  SALON:

Tuesday , May 7, 2019

6:30 – 8:30 pm

 

 


“SCHERER    &    OUPOROV:

30   YEARS   OF  RUSSIAN-AMERICAN   COLLABORATION”

 

 

PRESENTED BY:

 

 

 


SUZANNE   SCHERER   &   PAVEL   OUPOROV

 

 

IN THE ARMORY ART CENTER MEDIA ROOM

 

There’s a $10 fee to attend.
If you’d like to bring some snacks or drinks to share, that would be much appreciated. Feel free to share this announcement with friends.

 

 

 

American-born Suzanne Scherer and Russian-born Pavel Ouporov

 

 

Join us to hear American-born Suzanne Scherer and Russian-born Pavel Ouporov in an illustrated artist talk, followed by a discussion with the artists. Suzanne and Pavel are a collaborative team who work in a wide range of mediums: oil and egg tempera painting, drawing, printmaking, etching on glass, photography, video, and installation, often embellished with gold and silver leaf, gemstones and beads.

 

 

 

 

 

 

“Monarch Maiden” by Scherer & Ouporov

 

 

 

They met while studying at the renowned Moscow Surikov State Academy Art Institute—one of Russia’s two institutions of higher arts education and part of the Russian Academy of Arts established in 1757 by Peter the Great. Scherer had earned a BFA from Florida State University, an MFA from Brooklyn College, and received an International Research & Exchanges Board Award to be the first American visual artist accepted into the Russian Academy of Arts during the Soviet period. At the age of 11, Ouporov won admittance into the Moscow State Academy Art Lyceum, graduated at 18, and earned a Master of Fine Arts from the Moscow Surikov State Academy Art Institute.

 

 

“Language of the Hands” by Scherer & Ouporov

 

 

Scherer & Ouporov have received national and international recognition for their collaborative works. Museum exhibitions include the Library of Congress and Smithsonian Institution, Washington DC; Museum of Contemporary Art, Goldman Warehouse and Bass Museum, Miami; Historical Museum of the City of Vienna; World Financial Center, NY; Institute of Contemporary Art, Moscow; Passage de Retz, Paris; Boston Center for the Arts; Kemper Museum of Contemporary Art and Design, Kansas City; and the Frye Art Museum, Seattle. Their works are in the permanent collections of the Metropolitan Museum of Art, Harvard University Fogg Art Museum, the Library of Congress, New York Public Library, and The State Russian Museum in St. Petersburg, among others.

 

 

 

“Russian Pointe” by Scherer & Ouporov

 

They are one of ten international artists featured in Gustav Klimt: The Ronald S. Lauder and Serge Sabarsky Collections monograph that explores Klimt’s influence among today’s leading contemporary artists. Their work has been reviewed extensively in many publications such as Art In America, ArtNews, The New York Times, The New Yorker, and featured on PBS and Public Affairs Television. Awards include a NY Artist’s Fellowship, Mid-Atlantic Visual Arts Grant and a South Florida Cultural Consortium Fellowship for Visual and Media Artists. A comprehensive hard cover publication, “As Above, So Below: Recent Work by Scherer & Ouporov”, was released in conjunction with their solo exhibition at the Jule Collins Smith Museum of Fine Art at Auburn University in Alabama.

 

 

 

The artists’ paintings are represented by ACA Galleries in New York and Arden Gallery in Boston, as well as at Armand Bolling Fine Arts in Jupiter, Florida. Their original prints are represented by the Mezzanine Gallery of the Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York.

 

 

 

 

 

 

Armory Art Center Gallery Hours:
Monday-Friday, 10:00 am – 5:00 pm, Saturday 10:00 am – 3:30 pm

* Exhibitions are open to the public

Art Salons continue to meet in the Armory Art Center Library on Tuesday nights, usually the first Tuesday of each month, 6:30 – 8:30 pm, from October through May. Salons are open to anyone who would like to participate in these lively discussions. 

 

 

 

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

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

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

 

 

 

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Marvin S Cone Annual High School Juried Art Show Will Impress! Public Is Invited To Meet The Artists On May 2 At Court House Cultural Center In Stuart

The Marvin S. Cone Annual High School Juried Art Show honors its founder’s enthusiasm for young people and the arts.  Inspired by the creativity of art students in Martin County, he transformed the annual high school art exhibit into an event that brings the entire community together. The Arts Council of Martin County invites the public to the Court House Cultural Center Gallery on May 2 to meet the artists and view the exhibit.  The Exhibit is open now and continues through May 23.  A unique component of the High School Juried Art show is the awarding of Purchase Awards presented by the Superintendent, school principals, and local government entities and non-profits.  Purchase awards often represent the first sale of art that the emerging student artists can claim in what may inspire a future career choice.  The Rickie Report shares the details and some sneak peeks.

 

 

 

 

 

Court House Cultural Center

80 E Ocean Blvd      Stuart, FL 34994

772-287-6676       martinarts.org

Gallery Hours: Tuesday-Friday 10 am – 4 pm,   Saturdays  11 am – 2 pm

 

 

 

 

P  R  E  S  E  N  T  S :

 

Marvin S Cone 33rd Annual High School Juried Art Show

 

 

 

 

 

“Flower Child” Best of Show by Gina Rescinti, Martin High School 

 

 

 

 Awards   Reception   &   Meet   The   Artists

 Thursday, May 2

5:30 – 7  pm

 

 

Exhibit Is Available Now through May 23, 2019

 

 

 

Featuring artwork from student artists at Clark Advanced Learning Center, Jensen Beach High School, Martin County High School, South Fork High School, and The Pine School, this exhibit was juried by artist Carol Staub. The exhibit chair is retired high school art teacher, Tom Prestopnik. The public is invited the the Awards Reception on Thursday, May 2.  Best of Show, as well as prizes in each of five mediums: sculpture, drawing, photography/digital prints, painting, and mixed media will be awarded. 

 

Gallery View

 

Established in 1987, the Marvin S. Cone Annual High School Juried Art Show honors its founder and his enthusiasm for young people, the arts, and his timeless effort in making the event what it is today. Inspired by the creativity of art students in Martin County, he encouraged them to pursue even greater achievements by transforming the annual high school art exhibit into an event that truly recognized student’s artistic accomplishments. The Arts Council of Martin County is proud to honor Mr. Cone’s legacy with this annual tradition. 

 

 

 

 

Awards will be presented at the Awards Reception on Thursday, May 2nd from 5:30-7pm for the Best of Show, as well as prizes in each of five mediums: sculpture, drawing, photography/digital prints, painting, and mixed media.  The judge for this year’s exhibition is artist Carol Staub.  The exhibit chair is retired high school art teacher, Tom Prestopnik.

 

 

 

Gallery View

 

 

 

 

A unique component of the High School Juried Art show is the awarding of Purchase Awards presented by the Superintendent, school principals, and local government entities and non-profits.  Purchase awards often represent the first sale of art that the emerging student artists can claim in what may inspire a future career choice.  To date, purchase awards have been selected by the following institutions: Children’s Services Council, Clark Advanced Learning Center, Jensen Beach High School, Martin County High School, Martin County Supervisor of Elections, The Historical Society of Martin County, The Pine School, South Fork High School, Martin County School Superintendent’s Office, and the Zweben Law Group.

 

 

 

The Arts Council recognizes the important work of our High School Visual Arts teachers and thanks them for supporting the students to participate in the exhibition: Tracy Canada, Tami Conrad, Laura Dervin, Daniel Gorostiaga, Alexandria Gribble, Shelby Hart, Bryan Johnson, Amanda Jones, Maria Miele, and Steve Naumann.   Sponsors include Palm City Art & Frame, Fox McCluskey Bush Robison PLLC, Publix Super Markets Charities, David Golden Law Offices, and Geico – Misty Moody.

 

 

 

 

 

The Arts Council is the designated local arts agency for Martin County and provides services to visual and performing artists, arts organizations, students and the public. It strives to instill a passion for- and participation in – the arts.

For more information:

Call 772-287-6676

or

Visit MartinArts.org

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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C & S Bead Show Offers Quality Beads, Ready Made Jewelry, Creative Advice and Inspiration On May 3, 4 & 5 At Amara Shriner Building In Palm Beach Gardens

Come to the C & S Bead Show on Friday, May 3, Saturday, May 4 and Sunday, May 5 at the final event taking place at the Amara Shriners building in Palm Beach Gardens!  At the C & S Bead Show you really get a chance to talk with the creatives who not only make beautiful jewelry, but often make the beads themselves. If you are not a jewelry-maker yourself looking for supplies, there will be plenty of hand-made pieces of jewelry to choose from! Come and see the newest trends of Fashion Jewelry!  The Rickie Report shares the details in this article.  Free admission, a wealth of ideas and 3 days to shop!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

C & S Bead Show

 

MAY  3,  4,  5, 2019

Palm Beach Gardens, FL

AMARA SHRINERS

3650 RCA Blvd    Palm Beach Gardens, FL 33410

Friday 10-5 pm    Sat 10-5 pm     Sun 10-4 pm

 

 

 

Quality Bead Shows

Across South Florida

 

Free Admission and Free Parking

 

Robert and Susan Onderlinde, of C & S Bead Shows, return to Palm Beach Gardens for this 3 day event 

The merchandise for sale includes from Pearls, 14K Gold Jewelry, Fashion Jewelry, Gemstones, Seed Beads, Pewter Beads and Findings, Pendants, Magnetic Clasps, Pavé Beads, Findings and much much more!

 

 

 

 

 

 

For more information, please contact Robert or Susan Onderlinde at 754-581-6835 or 754-581-6836 or visit csbeadshows.com or email: onderlir@bellsouth.net

 

 

 

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Boca Artists’ Guild Represents South Florida’s Finest Painters, Sculptors, Photographers And Jewelry Artists. Enjoy Free Admission, Parking At Opening Reception On May 3

The Artists’ Guild of the Boca Museum of Art invites the public to visit their new gallery on Friday, May 3 and meet the artists!  The Guild represents some of South Florida’s finest painters, sculptors, photographers, and jewelry artists!  Browse the carefully juried and curated exhibits and find the perfect artwork for your home or office!  The Rickie Report shares the details here, including more about joining the Guild. Please note: The Guild’s Gallery has moved from Delray Beach to Boca Raton!

 

 

 

 

2910 N. Federal Hwy   Boca Raton, FL 33431  (In Elegance Plaza)

bocamuseum.org       guild@bocamuseum.org

Gallery Hours:  TUE – SAT: 10AM – 6PM      SUN: 1 – 5PM

561.278.7877

 

 

 

 

ARTISTS   GUILD   GALLERY   OPENING   RECEPTION

 

 

FRIDAY,   MAY   3

 

 

 6:00 – 8:00  PM

 

Free admission & Parking      

Open to the Public

 

 

2910 N. Federal Hwy   Boca Raton, FL 33431  

(In Elegance Plaza)

 

 

 

 

 

The Artists Guild is an auxiliary of the Boca Raton Museum of Art and was established in its current form in 1984 by the Board of Trustees of the Boca Raton Museum of Art. The Guild comprises hundreds of members, many of whom exhibit at the Artists Guild Gallery on Federal Highway in Boca Raton, FL.

 

 

Steve Nash tells The Rickie Report, “We very much encourage your participation in the Artists Guild. Our organization is vibrant and growing because of the interest and excitement of our members. It is not necessary to participate in the Artists Guild Gallery in Boca Raton to be an active member of our Guild. We have many exciting exhibition venues beyond the Artists Guild Gallery in Boca Raton”.

 

 

Become active and get the most out of your experience with The Artists Guild!  There are three levels of participation with the Boca Museum Artists’ Guild: Associate, Signature, and Participating Signature members.  

 

 

 

MISSION STATEMENT:

  • Support the Boca Raton Museum of Art (BRMA).
  • Provide an association of artists in all media to interchange ideas, support and educate members and provide quality venues for the exhibition of their original fine art.
  • Treat members and customers with respect and dignity.
  • To contribute to the cultural climate of South Florida.
  • Grow our organization.

Gallery view

 

ARTISTS GUILD HISTORY:

 

In 1950, Boca Raton had a population of less than 1000, with the library acting as the cultural center of the community. Community members began an “Open House,” to exhibit their individual arts and crafts accomplishments. In 1951, the Art Guild of Boca Raton was organized and later incorporated on December 12, 1954.  In 1960, five adjacent lots were purchased on West Palmetto Park Road. Construction began in 1962 and, in the fall of that year, 12 years from it’s founding, the Art Guild dedicated its first home.

 

Because of a pressing need for studio space, due to the growth of its classes, a building committee was created in 1968. On March 29, 1969, the Studio Building was dedicated. Since 1969, the growth of the Art Guild has taken many different directions. The Exhibiting Artists Guild, known as the P.A.G. or Professional Artists Guild, was formed.

 

Artists of the “Guild,” held critiques, presented demonstrations by well-known artists and were invited to exhibit their works in several hotels, corporations and clubs. In 1975, the Center changed its name to Boca Raton Center for the Arts, and 10 years later, the Boca Raton Museum of Art. In a relatively short period of time, the enthusiastic support of a group of community artists led to the foundation of the BRMCA!

 

In 1997, the name was changed to Boca Museum Artist Guild. Membership was opened to the community. Guild membership was divided into two categories: Associate and Exhibiting. Guild activities have significantly contributed to positive public relations for the Museum. The Guild has participated in Boca Festival Days for 16 years; exhibited with Northern Trust Bank at their request; and provided artwork for Boca Raton Community Center, City Hall and Patch Reef Park. For two years, the Guild provided the Art Department of Pine Crest School with exhibits for teaching tools and with member lecturers. For the past three years, the Guild has participated in a joint exhibition project with the students of Boca Raton High School. Several Guild members serve as teachers at the Museum’s Art School. Additionally, Guild artists support the Museum’s Annual Auction with donated artwork and volunteers.

 

In 2000, The Artist Guild moved its exhibition center from Royal Palm Plaza to the Shops at Boca Center. Known as the Images Gallery, it offered Signature Members a first class exhibition space in a popular, commercial center. It proved to be a very positive public relations effort for both the Guild and the BRMCA. Professional artists were drawn to the center, as there was no comparable exhibition space for local artists in the tri-county area.

 

Membership in The Artists Guild doubled between 2000 and 2004. We currently have several hundred members, both artists and lovers of the arts. Increasing art sales produced real year-end contributions from The Artists Guild to the Boca Raton Museum of Art.  The Artists Guild moved to Mizner Park in Boca Raton in April 2005. Between April 2005 and September 2008, the Images Gallery was in three different Mizner Park locations. The Guild lost its space in Mizner Park and The Images Gallery closed at the end of September, 2008.  In October 2008, the Guild secured a new location for its gallery, this time on Atlantic Avenue in Delray Beach. This new gallery, now known as The Artists Guild Gallery, reopened in November, 2008, with participation of over 100 Signature Members of The Artists Guild.

 

In September 2017, the Guild moved back to Boca Raton in a new larger space on Federal Hwy. This new gallery, known as The Artists Guild Gallery, is over 3,000 square feet. It reopened in October, 2017, with participation of over 100 Signature Members.

 

 

For detailed information about this event, future exhibits, and membership, please visit:

 

bocamuseum.org

bocamuseum.org/artistsguild

For more information:

Steve Nash:  spnash@aol.com

 

 

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