Posh Design Studio In Delray Beach Announces Grand Opening Reception Of “Seasons Of Change” Featuring Extraordinary Artworks Saturday, November 6.

Kimberly Perry, owner and curator of Posh Design Studio located in the Delray Marketplace in Delray Beach announces a Grand Opening of “Season of Change” art exhibition.  Enjoy an experience of a lifetime with artwork that will uplift and refresh your soul.  Posh Design Studio is a thriving art gallery that services all types of homes, businesses, and interior designers. This exhibition will be open through April 1, 2022.  The Rickie Report shares the details and some sneak peeks.  

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Delray Marketplace       Suite # 104

9169 West Atlantic Ave.  Delray Beach, FL 33446

561.591.3680

 

 

Gallery Hours:  

Monday  through Thursday   11 am – 7 pm

Friday and Saturday  11 am – 8 pm

Sunday  Noon – 6 pm

 

 

 

 

 

 

Grand Opening Reception

 

 

Saturday, November 6, 2021

5 – 8 pm

 

 

This exhibit runs through April 1, 2022

 

 

 

Posh Design Studio

 

 

 

 

 

Kimberly Perry Owner and Curator of Posh Design Studio

 

 

Kimberly Perry is the owner and curator of Posh Design Studio in Delray Beach, Florida, where she represents over 30 local, national and international artists.  Posh is a thriving art gallery that services all types of homes, businesses and interior designers.

 

 

 

 

Original artwork by Suzanne Barton

 

 

Come and enjoy an experience of a lifetime at Posh Design Studio.  Local and National artists are exhibiting colorful, vibrant and uplifting art to refresh your soul and your surroundings as well as a collection of tranquil and serene art pieces to calm your spirit.  Come and enjoy the exhibit and find a beautiful piece of art to take home as a moment. We are sure it will become a family heirloom.

 

 

Original artwork by Harriet Silverstein

 

 

Her gallery consists of original paintings, sculptures, glass art, fine art photography, home décor and unique gifts.  She has an extensive VIP List of celebrity art collectors across the country.

 

 

 

Original artwork by Jeff Elson

 

Kimberly is also an Abstract Artist and a Professional Color Consultant. She specializes in the psychological and physiological effects of color on human beings. She creates colorful solutions for architectural and interior design projects. 

 

 

 

 

 

Original artwork by Jay Harmon

 

 

Kimberly is the daughter of world-renowned artist, DeVon Cunningham, who is featured in the Smithsonian Institute.  Her obsession with art began at the age of five, when she attended her dad’s first art exhibition. She has spent a lifetime attending art shows, festivals and art galleries across the country with her dad. 

 

 

 

 

Original art by Al Latorre

 

 

Kimberly holds a bachelor’s degree in Communications, Arts and Science from Michigan State University. She is constantly researching and developing her skills as an art consultant and curator for her gallery. Her passion and energy are fueled by her desire to support the art community and spread love, joy and beauty to the world.  

 

 

Original art by Kimberly Perry

 

 

She currently resides in Manhattan, NY and Delray Beach, FL with her husband Scott Perry, General Manager of the New York Knicks.  To learn more about Kimberly Perry and Posh Design Studio, visit www.PoshDesignStudio.net.

 

 

 

Posh Design Studio

Delray Marketplace       Suite # 104

9169 West Atlantic Ave.  Delray Beach, FL 33446

561.591.3680

Gallery Hours:  

Monday  through Thursday   11 am – 7 pm

Friday and Saturday  11 am – 8 pm

Sunday  Noon – 6 pm

 

http://www.poshdesignstudio.net/

 

 

 

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17019 SW Sapri Way   Port St. Lucie, FL 34986

Highland Beach Library Features Patricia Lappin’s Florida Paintings During “Black And White And Colorful” Exhibit. Meet The Artists January 16 And View The Exhibition Through March 2

Patricia Lappin will be showing her Florida Paintings at the Highland Beach Library during its “Black and White and Colorful” Exhibit.  The public is welcome to view this FREE exhibit and meet all of the artists, including Patricia Lappin, Michael D’Amato, and Judi Aronson at the Reception on January 16.  This exhibit runs through March 2, 2020. Lappin’s focus for her paintings since moving to Florida in 2016 has been the wetlands and beaches.  While Loxahatchee Reserve, Green Cay, the Morikami Japanese Gardens, and Gumbo Limbo Nature Center are the inspiration, she is taking more license with the colors and simplifying the shapes to imply and intuit instead of recording the scene.  Her subject is still the natural world expressed with color and abstracted elements. Lappin teaches Dynamic Color Harmony classes in Jupiter at the New Studio for Visual Arts.  The Rickie Report shares some sneak peeks of Lappin’s newest works and the details about this exhibit.  

 

 

 

Highland Beach Public Library

 

Invites The Public To

 

“Black and White and Colorful” Exhibit

 

Featuring:

Florida Paintings     

by

  PATRICIA   LAPPIN

 

 

Highland Beach Public Library

3618 Ocean Blvd  Highland Beach FL 33487

 

 

 

MEET & GREET Reception:

 

Thursday, January 16

 

5 – 7   pm  

 

Open to the public free of charge

Exhibit is available Now through March 2, 2020

 

 

 

 

 

Acrylic Diptych by Patricia Lappin

 

 

Patricia Lappin tells The Rickie Report, I want the viewers to Enjoy the Beauty That Surrounds You.  My paintings are full of joyful color and rich textures.  Hope you enjoy them all”!  Lappin moves easily from plein air to what we call “serene abstract”.  Her focus for her paintings since moving to Florida in 2016 has been the wetlands and beaches.  While Loxahatchee Reserve, Green Cay, the Morikami Japanese Gardens, and Gumbo Limbo Nature Center are the inspiration, she is taking more license with the colors and simplifying the shapes to imply and intuit instead of recording the scene.  Her subject is still the natural world expressed with color and abstracted elements. 

 

 

To Patricia, every painting is an adventure!  When you visit the Highland Beach Library to see her exhibit, you will understand what she means.  She says, ” Since moving to Florida my color palette has become brighter and more vibrant. My subject is still the natural world expressed in both abstracts and more recognizable images.  However, I am taking more license with the colors and simplifying the shapes to imply and intuit instead of record an actual scene as I have been doing for the last 20 years”.

 

 

 

 

“Deep Blue Reflection” by Patricia Lappin

 

 

 

Patricia goes on to explain, “Before Florida I lived in Arkansas for 20 years, exploring the hills and waterways with Plein Air and studio work in oil. That is the THEN. NOW I am sketching and taking photos at Green Cay and the Loxahatchee Nature Preserve to inspire the new acrylic paintings.  The contrast is very interesting when placed side by side.  Our life circumstances and a new environment have great influence on how we see the world around us”.

 

Patricia tells The Rickie Report, ” Enjoy the beauty around you.  My desire to create was very strong and drawing was my refuge, my sanctuary.  It was an inner compulsion to be separate from the world sometimes.  I was content to spent hours drawing leaves, branches and bugs. A school field trip to the St. Louis Art Museum opened my eyes – adults took painting and drawing seriously, what a revelation”!

 

 

Acrylic Study by Patrica Lappin

 

 

From age 10 to 14, she studied painting on Saturday mornings with a high school art teacher.  After high school, she attended SMS in Springfield, Mo. for 4 semesters, taking every available art course, intro to design, color, etc., but Patricia only wanted to learn to paint like the paintings she had seen at the St. Louis Art Museum and that was not happening.  She met her husband, married and became a mother. 

 

Patricia continues, “I was still painting, but unsure of the new “adult artist” me.  We moved to Fairfield, CT. near NYC.  Caesar Cirigliano became my teacher and mentor for 5 years.  Working with only black, white, yellow ocher and burnt sienna for the first 3 years, he taught me portrait, landscape and still life painting.  We spent many hours at the Metropolitan Museum of Art in NYC studying the masters. Working with Ceasar was the greatest education I could have.  From 1970 to 1975 he led me from an insecure young adult struggling to believe in my artist-future to a confident artist in multiple mediums.  As he was leaving for Florida to retire, I ask him “who would be my teacher now?”  His answer formed my future.  “Don’t you know?  You are the teacher now.  You have the foundation now.”  When I began teaching I used my notes from the 5 years of study with Caesar.  I still use them today”.

 

 

 

 

“Fire In The Sky” by Patricia Lappin

 

 

 

Patricia opened her first studio in 1980 and began teaching and exhibiting in the tri-state area.  Her family moved to Ft. Smith AR in 1996.  “Since then I have been represented by galleries in Kansas City MO, Scottsdale AZ, and Van Buren AR.  I have shown my work at the Ft. Smith Art Center and the Center for Art and Education many times.  I teach private classes and workshops. My paintings are in many private and public collections”.

 

 

In 2016 the Lappins moved to Boca Raton FL, where Patricia joined the Plein Air Palm Beach group, exploring new scenes and making new friends, seeking out galleries and other venues for showing/selling her paintings and teaching.  She is on the faculty at The New Studio for the Visual Arts in Jupiter, FL, where she teaches Dynamic Color. Contact http://thenewstudiova.net  for information. Patricia also teaches a basic acrylic class at Artisans On The Ave in Lake Worth.  She is a member of the Palm Beach Watercolor Society. Patricia has won numerous awards for her artistry and her works can be found in private as well as public collections. 

 

More about Dynamic Color:

Do you want stronger, more confident paintings with less struggle? 

 Do you want paintings that glow? That stand out in a crowd, that make a strong statement?

Then this class is for you!

Using core colors of red, yellow and blue plus white and black will be the starting point– BUT WHICH BLUEWHICH YELLOW-WHICH RED?

In this class we will explore the visual and emotional effects of different color choices. Using simple shapes of pears, hearts, trees, balloons or abstract geometrics will make it easier to concentrate on the color and our response to how it effects the painting.

  • Making a color plan in the beginning of a painting saves a lot of struggle later.  Let’s explore the options.

  • Knowing the “why” of color combinations that work will boost your confidence.

  • Do you like BOLD or SOFT colors? It doesn’t matter which, playing with color is FUN, FUN, FUN.

  • Better than the BIG box of crayons.

If you love color, you will love playing along with me in this class.  While all mediums would be welcome, acrylic will be the medium of choice for my demos and instruction.

 

 

 

For more information about this exhibit, classes, or individual lessons:

Patricia Lappin    479-883-7386

www.patricialappin.com          lappin.patricia@yahoo.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

 

 

 

Change of Date (Due To Hurricane Dorian) At Kling Gallery. Meet Lynn Morgan On Friday, September 13

The Kling Gallery, Wine & Décor located in Stuart, FL announces the month of September’s Featured Guest Artist, Lynn Morgan. Art lovers will appreciate her pastels, featuring a fresh representational abstract style.  The public is invited to a Free Opening Reception on Friday, September 13.  Enjoy hors d’oeuvres, the wonderful wine boutique and meet the artists!  The Rickie Report shares the details and some sneak peeks.  In addition to wall art, browse the hand made furniture, home accessories, and the wine bar!  Please note the date change due to Hurricane Dorian’s upcoming visit!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

723 Colorado Plaza  Stuart, FL 34994

Colorado Plaza on the corner of Colorado and Kindred

772-678-6949    www.klinggallerystuart.com

 

 

 

 

Original Paintings

Napa- Style Tasting Room

Custom Furniture 

Home Decor

 

 

MEET    LYNN   MORGAN

 

Opening Reception:

 

 

 

Friday, September 13

5 – 7:00  PM  

Artist Talk During Reception

 

 

MEET   THE   ARTIST:

 

 

 

For Lynn Morgan, creating art is an integral part of her philosophy of being consciously aware of the world around her.  Lynn has been creating art all of her life.  Until her retirement from the corporate world, art was one of her hobbies, but it was the only hobby that she never tired of.  She knew that when she retired, she would reinvent herself as an artist, and that’s what she did.  By attending classes and workshops, she learned techniques that have evolved over the years from realistic renderings to a much more abstract style.  Lynn loves to travel the world and is considered quite the adventurer by her friends.  Her works are inspired by the sights and sounds of her travels to various parts of the world.

 

 

 

“Approaching Dream” by Lynn Morgan

 

 

 

Lynn painted with acrylics and watercolors until she was introduced to pastels.  She was hooked on the look of the pastel sticks, the feel of the medium in her hand with no brush as a go-between, and the brilliant color that clings to the tooth of the paper.  She has studied with Miroslav Antic, Terri Ford, Casey Klahn, Jen Evenhus, Aline Ordman and Tony Allain. 

 

 

 

“Sarlat, Market Day”  by  Lynn Morgan

 

 

 

Lynn is now a full-time artist. Her style continues to move toward more abstraction in both landscape and figurative works.  She tells The Rickie Report, ” Before I begin a painting, I already have an idea in my head about the subject matter.  That idea is often inspired by photos taken on one of my adventures, but it is always my intention to use photos only as an initial idea.  Since color is my primary passion, I will select a color palette based loosely on the subject but more on what colors I am in love with that day”.

 

 

Lynn explains, “I begin with a loose sketch of my subject using a dark hard pastel.  Then I block in dark and light shapes with hard pastels, usually in a color complementary to my final color scheme, and usually with a very bright color for the lights.  At this point, I will wash over the entire underpainting with denatured alcohol which creates the lovely drips, splashes and patterns that I will incorporate into the finished painting.

 

 

“Mangrove Madonna” by Lynn Morgan

 

 

 

The emotion of the painting begins with the application of soft pastel colors.   She tells us, “This is where I let my awareness of the beauty of brilliant color shine.With every stroke of the pastel stick, I find delight in the tiny flecks of pure color that remain on the surface of the paper.When I think the painting is complete, I leave it on the easel until the next day, when I will undoubtedly see adjustments or additions that need to be made.I will study the piece and ask myself a series of questions about design and composition.Does the work convey the emotion I felt when I saw the scene in person? Does it convey the emotion I felt when I imagined the idea?Depending upon my response to these questions, I will then make further adjustments or declare it complete and sign it. My goal is that my work expresses my quest to consciously understand my spiritual self to participate in creating a personal and collective reality for the world around me”.

 

 

 

“Light at the End” by Lynn Morgan

 

 

Lynn has a Bachelor’s degree in Education and a Master’s degree in Human Resources Management.  She ultimately became a single mother, so the ability to support her daughter became the driving force in her life, although painting remained a hobby.  She tried flying a plane, playing guitar and piano, playing golf, SCUBA diving and sailing, but she always came back to painting.   

 

 

She is a signature member of the National Association of Women Artists (N.A.W.A), the Artists Guild of the Boca Raton Museum of Art, the Florida Artists Group (FLAG) and Women in the Visual Arts (WITVA).  She is a juried member of the Pastel Society of America.  She exhibits both locally and nationally and has won awards at several exhibits.  Lynn is currently represented by GalleryVibe in Naples, FL, and she teaches pastel classes and workshops at the Lighthouse ArtCenter in Tequesta, FL.

Kling Gallery, Wine & Décor

723 Colorado Plaza   Stuart, FL34994

772-678-6949

www.klinggallerystuart.com

Colorado Plaza on the corner of Colorado and Kindred

 

 

 

 

 

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

 

Kling Gallery Wine & Decor Features Pastel Artist Lynn Morgan Through September. Public Is Invited To Free Opening Reception On Thursday, September 5

The Kling Gallery, Wine & Décor located in Stuart, FL announces the month of September’s Featured Guest Artist, Lynn Morgan. She is a smart and talented pastel artist with a fresh representational abstract style.  The public is invited to a Free Opening Reception on Thursday, September 5.  Enjoy hors d’oeuvres, the wonderful wine boutique and meet the artists!  The Rickie Report shares the details and some sneak peeks.  In addition to wall art, browse the hand made furniture, home accessories, and the wine bar!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

723 Colorado Plaza  Stuart, FL 34994

Colorado Plaza on the corner of Colorado and Kindred

772-678-6949    www.klinggallerystuart.com

 

 

 

 

Original Paintings

Napa- Style Tasting Room

Custom Furniture 

Home Decor

 

 

MEET    LYNN   MORGAN

 

Opening Reception:

 

 

 

Thursday, September 5

5 – 7:00  PM  

Artist Talk During Reception

 

 

MEET   THE   ARTIST:

 

 

 

For Lynn Morgan, creating art is an integral part of her philosophy of being consciously aware of the world around her.  Lynn has been creating art all of her life.  Until her retirement from the corporate world, art was one of her hobbies, but it was the only hobby that she never tired of.  She knew that when she retired, she would reinvent herself as an artist, and that’s what she did.  By attending classes and workshops, she learned techniques that have evolved over the years from realistic renderings to a much more abstract style.  Lynn loves to travel the world and is considered quite the adventurer by her friends.  Her works are inspired by the sights and sounds of her travels to various parts of the world.

 

 

 

“Approaching Dream” by Lynn Morgan

 

 

 

Lynn painted with acrylics and watercolors until she was introduced to pastels.  She was hooked on the look of the pastel sticks, the feel of the medium in her hand with no brush as a go-between, and the brilliant color that clings to the tooth of the paper.  She has studied with Miroslav Antic, Terri Ford, Casey Klahn, Jen Evenhus, Aline Ordman and Tony Allain. 

 

 

 

“Sarlat, Market Day”  by  Lynn Morgan

 

 

 

Lynn is now a full-time artist. Her style continues to move toward more abstraction in both landscape and figurative works.  She tells The Rickie Report, ” Before I begin a painting, I already have an idea in my head about the subject matter.  That idea is often inspired by photos taken on one of my adventures, but it is always my intention to use photos only as an initial idea.  Since color is my primary passion, I will select a color palette based loosely on the subject but more on what colors I am in love with that day”.

 

 

Lynn explains, “I begin with a loose sketch of my subject using a dark hard pastel.  Then I block in dark and light shapes with hard pastels, usually in a color complementary to my final color scheme, and usually with a very bright color for the lights.  At this point, I will wash over the entire underpainting with denatured alcohol which creates the lovely drips, splashes and patterns that I will incorporate into the finished painting.

 

 

“Mangrove Madonna” by Lynn Morgan

 

 

 

The emotion of the painting begins with the application of soft pastel colors.   She tells us, “This is where I let my awareness of the beauty of brilliant color shine.With every stroke of the pastel stick, I find delight in the tiny flecks of pure color that remain on the surface of the paper.When I think the painting is complete, I leave it on the easel until the next day, when I will undoubtedly see adjustments or additions that need to be made.I will study the piece and ask myself a series of questions about design and composition.Does the work convey the emotion I felt when I saw the scene in person? Does it convey the emotion I felt when I imagined the idea?Depending upon my response to these questions, I will then make further adjustments or declare it complete and sign it. My goal is that my work expresses my quest to consciously understand my spiritual self to participate in creating a personal and collective reality for the world around me”.

 

 

 

“Light at the End” by Lynn Morgan

 

 

Lynn has a Bachelor’s degree in Education and a Master’s degree in Human Resources Management.  She ultimately became a single mother, so the ability to support her daughter became the driving force in her life, although painting remained a hobby.  She tried flying a plane, playing guitar and piano, playing golf, SCUBA diving and sailing, but she always came back to painting.   

 

 

She is a signature member of the National Association of Women Artists (N.A.W.A), the Artists Guild of the Boca Raton Museum of Art, the Florida Artists Group (FLAG) and Women in the Visual Arts (WITVA).  She is a juried member of the Pastel Society of America.  She exhibits both locally and nationally and has won awards at several exhibits.  Lynn is currently represented by GalleryVibe in Naples, FL, and she teaches pastel classes and workshops at the Lighthouse ArtCenter in Tequesta, FL.

Kling Gallery, Wine & Décor

723 Colorado Plaza   Stuart, FL34994

772-678-6949

www.klinggallerystuart.com

Colorado Plaza on the corner of Colorado and Kindred

 

 

 

 

 

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

 

Artist Pamela Acheson Myers Offers Tell-All Glimpse Of Life Behind The Canvas On February 22 At Via Art Project Gallery In Palm Beach

Get ready to hear artist, Pamela Acheson Myers, as she give us an entertaining peek into what life is like behind the canvas!  Come have a glass of wine and join her on Friday, February 22 at the Via Art Project Gallery in Palm Beach.  You’ll learn how she morphed from a successful publishing executive in New York City to life as an abstract artist!  The Rickie Report shares the details and some sneak peeks of Pamela’s award winning artworks.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

208 Sunset Avenue & 114 N. County Road

     Palm Beach, FL 33480

833.842.2787

www.viaartprojects.com

 


P R E S E N T S:

 

 

Artist Pamela Acheson Myers

 

A Tell-All Glimpse of Life Behind the Canvas

Friday,  February 22, 2019

5:30 – 6:30 pm

 

Free Admission

 

Artist, Pamela Acheson Myers

 

 

 

Hear how award winning artist,  Pamela Acheson Myers morphed from a successful career as a publishing executive in New York City to life as an abstract artist.

 

Discover:

  • why she used to draw birds

  • how she switched styles from realistic to abstract

  • why she titles every work and why she is passionate about titles

  • how she gets an idea

  • how she starts a painting

  • what the scariest part of painting is to her

  • how she knows when a painting is finished

  • how she finds painting and writing require opposite processes

  • how she finds ideas in the oddest places

  • why she loves starting with a blank canvas

  • how she knows when a painting is finished

  • and much more!

 

“Little One” by Pamela Acheson Myers

 

 

 

Pamela Acheson Myers currently exhibits her work at the Via Arts Projects Gallery at 208 Sunset Avenue in Palm Beach, Florida. She continues to exhibit in juried exhibits across the United States, including galleries in Chesea (NYC) and Santa Fe (NM), and for four years, the American Airline lounges at the Miami airport. Her artwork is in private collections in the US and France. She also has painted commissioned artwork. Pamela is a colorist and her art reflects her profound delight in color. She explains to The Rickie Report, “Intense color has thrilled me for as long as I can remember, whether it appears in a spectacular sunset, or a wildly wallpapered room, or a tropical bird’s brilliant rainbow of feathers. For me, my art is a celebration of the colors.”

 

 

 

 

 

“Sunrise Over St.Barts” by Pamela Acheson Myers

 

 

 

 

 

Myers’ artwork is primarily abstract, although she also paints abstract landscapes, and her works range in size from 8” x 8” to 72” x 84”. Her colors range from soft and graceful to loud and wild! Pamela graduated from Bennington College where she studied under Jules Olitski, Vincent Longo and David Smith. More recently she has studied with Harlan G. Hoffman and Miroslav Antic, both of West Palm Beach. Her photographs and articles have appeared in Caribbean Travel & Life, Florida Travel & Life, Bride’s Magazine, and Travel & Leisure; she was an executive at a major publishing house, has written and designed numerous ads and marketing tools, was a long-time contributor to Fodor’s Travel Guides, and is the author of six books, the most recent being “A Year in Palm Beach: Life in an Alternate Universe”, published in 2012, which she co-wrote with her late husband Richard B. Myers.

 

 

“Come On In” by Pamela Acheson Myers

 

 

 

 

Pamela Acheson Myers’ website is: pamachesonmyersart.com

 

All Via Arts Project events and sales benefit and builds awareness of For the Love of Art Foundation (FLOA).

 

 

 

 

For more information:

Via Art Projects

 

208 Sunset Avenue & 114 N. County Road

     Palm Beach, FL 33480

833.842.2787

www.viaartprojects.com

Or email:   Shannon@viaartprojects.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

 

Patricia Schwimmer’s Artwork Is Featured Throughout Sandhill Crane Golf And Country Club In Palm Beach Gardens. Public Is Invited To This Free Exhibit January 8 -February 18

Abstract artist, Patricia Schwimmer will be featured in a SOLO Exhibit at the Sandhill Crane Golf and Country Club in Palm Beach Gardens, FL from January 8 – February 18.  Hand-picked by the GardensArt Program for this exhibit, Patricia’s work has been the focus of attention at international art fairs, included in arts publications, and chosen by interior designers.  The exhibit is open to the public and free to view. The Rickie Report shares the details and some sneak peeks.

 

 

 

 

 

 

Patricia Schwimmer

 

 

 

 

 

Solo Exhibition – “The Colors of Paradise”

 

 

 

 

January 8th to February 18th

Exhibit hours :

 Sunday-Tuesday, 8 am – 6 pm

 Wednesday-Saturday, 8 am – 8  pm

Closed Mondays

Free and Open to the public

Sandhill Crane Golf and Country Club

11401 Northlake Blvd.   Palm Beach Gardens, FL 33412

Ph: 561-630-1160

 

“Roses” by Patricia Schwimmer

 

 

 

 

Patricia is a Toronto native, and her childhood vacations were always spent at the beach. A recent move to Palm Beach Gardens, FL fulfilled her desire to live and work near the water. The natural beauty of the ocean and its surroundings have had a major impact on Schwimmer’s color palette and expressive brushwork.

 

 

 

 

 

Patricia Schwimmer’s painting highlighted in an article in Palm Beach Coastal Style Magazine. Chosen by 55 Design Street, Australian blogger

 

 

 

 

 

 

Patricia Schwimmer tells The Rickie Report, “I began my journey into abstraction a few years ago, after painting realism for many years. My work is very much about process. and somehow I am not satisfied unless the work has a history of layers. I am aware that it is the spontaneous and accidental marks that are the most exciting, whether they lend themselves to furthering the composition or create tension in the work. I long for a little disturbance in the overall calm of the composition…an area where the eye wanders that may not go with the rest of the painting and begs me to wonder why”.

 

 

 

 

Small work by Patricia Schwimmer

 

 

 

 

 

She understands that it is important that the piece be visually appealing as well as interesting enough to linger over, taking cues from her internal experience to sense when a painting is complete. She says, “Lately, with all the noise in the World, I am enjoying quiet shifts and soft colors in a painting; getting transported by nuances and the grace of being present to what comes. Painting has become a metaphor for living because if I am only willing to scratch the surface and do what is easy, the work will reflect that. An openness to tap into the deep waters of my creative stream will yield something much richer and way more interesting”.

 

 

“Lazy Circles in the Sky” by Patricia Schwimmer

 

 

 

 

 

 

Patricia Schwimmer has lead workshops in creative painting at various venues including The Georgian Bay School of Arts and the Chautauqua Institute. The natural beauty of the ocean and its surroundings have had a major impact on her color palette and expressive brushwork. Her work has been featured in numerous publications worldwide including Michelle Cassou and Stewart Cubley’s book “Life, Paint, and Passion.” She was featured at Art Palm Beach International, the 2016 Designers’ Show House in WPB, and in Nantucket Island through JF Art Gallery. Patricia is a featured artist at The MAE Gallery in Delray Beach, FL.

 

 

 

 

For more information on these exhibitions or the award winning GardensArt program, please visit www.pbgrec.com/gardensart or call (561) 630-1100.

 

 

 

 

For more information about this exhibit or other artworks, please visit:

https://www.instagram.com/patriciaschwimmer/

https://www.pinterest.com/paintalive/

www.patriciaschwimmer.com



 

 

 

 

 

 

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William Finlayson Announces Launch Of Primed Panels, Offering Artists Unlimited Options For Customized Artist Panels

Fine artist William Finlayson announces the launch of Primed Panels, offering artists unlimited options to use panels for a wide variety of mediums.  Using his personal understanding of the needs of visual artists and his experience in cabinet making, William created these panels for himself and now offers them to other artists. He is taking on-line orders for the panels which artists can customize.  The Rickie Report shares the details and some sneak peeks.  Kudos, William, for bringing your ingenuity to create a new product and sharing it with us! Art Lovers:  Meet William and see his artistry on Sunday, December 16 at the Mandel JCC in Palm Beach Gardens from 10 – 5.

 

 

 

 

 

 

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What does “Custom Panels” mean to a customer?

 

It means you decide if you would like your Panel completely Raw, Primed, Primed back of panel as well as front, Primed front with Raw sides….You Decide.

 

Completely Customizable Sizes and Depths:

 

 

Customize your entire order from ordering ANY size you desire, to picking your depth of cradle (1-4 inches) and what you would like primed (front, sides, back or all of it)

 

 

That means you don’t have to stick with standard sizes!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Panels are made custom when you order them.

Usual completion time is 7 days but will depend on quantity of order.

Send us a message for more accurate time frame or we will let you know as soon as we confirm your order when they will be ready.

IN A RUSH? call us or write to us asap and we’d be happy to work with your deadline.

William Finlayson has been making artist panels for artists for years, but has only started taking orders online this year after launching his website: www.primedpanels.com

 

 

Contemporary abstract multicolor acrylic painting on panel by William Finlayson

“AHA MOMENT” , acrylic and neon on panel by William Finlayson

William’s background includes being a professional artist, working as a professional painter for over 20 years and working at a cabinet company/wood shop when he lived in Jacksonville Florida.  

 

 

 

 

Acrylic on reclaimed wood, “Prime Mover” by William Finlayson

 

 

His work is sold internationally and locally he exhibits at JF Gallery in West Palm Beach, FL.  http://www.jfgallery.com

 

 

Contemporary mixed media on panel collage, “Every Day Now” by William Finlayson

 

 

 

 

On Sunday, December 16th,  William will be participating in “Artists & Charities Hand In Hand”

An outstanding Art Show To Benefit The Constance & David Blacher Children’s Special Needs Program

 Sunday, December 16th from 10 am – 5 pm at the Mandel JCC in Palm Beach Gardens 

You will be able to see how his custom made panels look in person!  Public is invited!  https://bit.ly/2yEEF7E

 

 

 

 

 

 

Internationally acclaimed artist Brenda Zappitell of Brenda Zappitell Studio in Delray Beach has posted a review of William’s panels on social media:

Brenda’s abstract artworks are featured in exhibitions throughout the US and are in international private and public collections (Boca Raton Museum of Art, St. Regis Hotel NYC, Double Line Capital LA, and M.D Anderson Cancer Center Houston TX, to name a few)

 

 

 

 

Born in Tallahasee Fl, William started his artistic career as a color consultant for his family’s Design and Painting company that took on constant projects of custom painted interiors and decorating. This work of 20 yrs lead him to his fascination with textiles and paint, along with custom furniture. After creating and selling dozens of unique pieces of furniture, here began his transition from wall, to wood on furniture, to canvas. Painting on canvas was the culmination of his creative outlet. William feels that his lack of formal training in Fine Art has afforded him a freedom to paint what he envisions and feels, rather than conform to specific style or genre that he feels is limiting. Inspired by hard edge abstraction and color field art such as Kenneth Noland, Joseph Albers, Gene Davis, Frank Stella, Anne Truitt, Imi knobel. William shows his work locally and nationally and is being collected in Palm Beach Island, Washington and New York. Gallery Representation in Palm Beach, Miami, Boston and New York.

 

 

For more images of his art : https://www.decaso.com/maker/william-finlayson 

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Walter O’Neill Retires From Boca Raton Museum Art School, Pursues Life As Full-Time Artist With Expertise In Buon Fresco

Walter O’Neill has retired from the Boca Raton Museum Art School to return to his own painting. Little did we know that the indefatigable Art School Director is an expert in the technique of buon fresco!  Before his career in managing community art schools, in New York and in Boca Raton, Walter was a full-time artist. During summers, he taught fresco painting at the famed Skowhegan School art residency in Maine.  He creates easel-size abstract frescoes as well as painted fresco murals.  The Rickie Report is excited to share some of Walter’s artistry and we wish him well on this new leg of his creative journey!


Walter O’Neill

Walter O’Neill’s Studio ( partial view)
Walter first learned the Renaissance technique of painting on fresh plaster as a student at Skowhegan and practiced and taught the technique for many years before returning to Skowhegan to teach.  This fall, an image of his one of his frescoes will appear in the 3rd edition of “Gateway to the Arts” the popular art appreciation text book that is used in colleges and advanced placement high school art history classes throughout the United States.
Fresco by Walter O’Neill
During his tenure at The Boca Raton Museum Art School Walter increased enrollment each year by enriching the quality of the programming as well as developing new classes to attract new students. He increased the number and variety of evening and Saturday classes, and sought out local artists to offer new classes such as textile classes with Andrea Huffman; colored pencil drawing and oil pastel classes taught by Genie Appel-Cohen. The ceramics department doubled in size with new faculty and additional classes for adults, teens and children.  He made the Boca Museum Art School more welcoming to people with any level of experience and background in the arts creating classes for beginners and for busy working adults.  By eliminating juried student exhibits he invited every student to participate in the monthly art gallery exhibits as well as the many off-site exhibits he organized.
Close-up of Fresco by Walter O’Neill
Walter has created fresco mural commissions in New York, Maine, and California, s well as paints portable fresco on a variety of support surfaces. His abstract oil paintings are also related to the design of visual narrative in Renaissance frescoes. His fresco classes at Skowhegan School of Painting and Sculpture transformed the program into an integral part of the “Skowhegan experience”. He taught fresco at The Cloister, the Medieval branch of the Metropolitan Museum of Art and presented fresco workshops at museums and colleges including: J.Paul Getty Museum, LA County Museum of Art, Morgan Library, Queens Art Museum, University of WI, Williams College, University of Southern California, and Adelphi University.
In addition to fresco painting, Walter  paints intimate scaled abstract paintings. We look forward to seeing Walter O’Neill’s artwork in South Florida.  He will be presenting fresco workshops concurrent with the publication of “Gateway to the Arts”.  

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Yury “Lobo” (aka Slobodenyuk) Shares His Freedom Of Expression Through Abstract Art and Collage

For Yury “Lobo” (aka Slobodenuk), “freedom of expression” is a deeply personal lesson. Raised in Germany, Russia, and the Ukraine before coming to the United States in 1991, since his early childhood, Yury has been fascinated by color and collage.  His fearless style is evident as we look at his bold colors and strokes. We see how his life experiences (he fled the USSR due to political persecution) shine through in his satirical and political collage work.  Yury appreciates the freedom to express himself and The Rickie Report is pleased to share this emerging artist’s work.  The Singer Island Corporate Center located on Singer Island, FL. is featuring Yury’s artwork and a local film production company recently purchased the rights to produce a short film about Yury and Jackson Pollock’s influence on his life and art. 

 

 

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Since his early childhood, Yury Slobodenuk has been fascinated with the world of wild colors and the art of collage.  However, he never considered becoming a professional artist partly due to the lack of encouragement from his parents and partly due to the general disapproval of this “degenerate art” by the Soviet authorities.  What stands out in his memory is a visit to the first American National Exhibition with his mother in July, 1959, featuring among others, Jackson Pollock’s “Cathedral”.  Yury was shocked and amazed at the same time.  He tells The Rickie Report, “Most visitors considered it a joke..in bad taste. But the impact on my subconscious at the age of 12 was life changing. That is why my interests centered later on with more avant-garde artists.  I appreciate Van Gogh, Chagall, Kandinsky, Malevich, Picasso, Matisse, Miro, Brague, Warhol, Rothko, Klimt, Shiele, Modigliani and of course, Pollock.”

 

 

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“Composition #2” by Yury Lobo

Homage to Kasimir Malevich

Acrylic on Canvas

48″ x 60″

 

 

 

Yury created a few paintings for close friends and family, trusting his inner instincts.  Back then, in the USSR he didn’t have the courage to paint and share his passion for abstract expressionism and collage publicly.  Keeping his painting mostly to himself, he pursued a career that was more economically sound. He received a Masters degree in German and English, studied the history of art and worked as a licensed multilingual guide at the majors art museums in the former USSR.  He became a journalist, interpreter, German teacher, TV script writer.

 

 

 

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“Yellow Tulips after a violent snowstorm in May” by Yury Lobo

Homage to Vincent Van Gogh

Acrylic on Board

24″ x 36″

 

 

 

Having fled the USSR in 1991 for political reasons, Yury first established himself in Miami and pursued his journalism career, working for several Russian-American newspapers.  Later, he started one of his own, but sold it in 2007 and moved to West Palm Beach, where he continues his career as a German teacher and now a contemporary artist. Yury’s artwork can be seen at Art on Park Gallery, home of the Artists of Palm Beach County, located in Lake Park, FL., in Artworks Gallery located in West Palm Beach, FL., and in private collections through the world.

 

 

 

 

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“Infinity At My Fingertips” by Yury Lobo

Homage to Jackson Pollock

Acrylic on Board 27″ x 32″

 

 

The freedom of expression in America has motivated and inspired Yury to fulfill the dream of his youth – sharing his creative side publicly.  His artistic name, “Lobo” is a shortened form of his long Ukrainian last name, “Slobodenyuk”, which translates to ” a free man”.  “Lobo” means “wolf”, the symbol of the tireless will, yearning for freedom.  

 

 

 

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“Americana”  by Yury Lobo

Homage to Elvis and Marilyn

Mixed Media on Board

29″ x 35″

 

 

Yury tells The Rickie Report, ” My fellow countryman, Kasimir Malevich once said, ‘Comrades, arise, free yourselves from the tyranny of objects!’  In this sense, I, like him, consider myself an abstract artist and a revolutionary.  My battle cry is ‘Stop copying the world! Create a new one!’  Whoever is afraid of bright colors is afraid of life, which I am not”.  Furthermore, Yuri confesses, ” I know it sounds nuts, but I consider myself a kind of modern reincarnation of the late Jackson Pollock who, in his own words was a “cowboy” painter. Like him, I’m painting “from the hip”, creating huge abstract compositions within minutes, using brusque wild strokes of bold colors.  Some of my colleagues (part joking, part serious) are dubbing me “Jack The Whipper” for whipping that canvas with paint instead of dripping it as Jack The Dripper (Jackson Pollock) did”.

 

 

 

 

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“Killing Oil Fields of Florida” by Yury Lobo

Mixed Media on Board

36″ x 48″

 

 

Yury goes on to explain, “In the art of collage, I represent a completely different point of view.  My slightly distorted collages are pretty close to reality and filled with hidden ironies and sometimes tragic messages.  Being a history buff, I can’t help but act as the mocking bird, laughing at the human inability to learn from history…which of course sees that such ignorance is doomed to repeat itself.  Every collage is a “time capsule” with a message to future generations.  A true artist is about the inner energy which he or she tunnels to the public through the art. If there is no reaction at the receiving end, then the energy was either poor or lost in artistic translation”.

 

 

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“American Mosaic” by Yury Lobo

Collage

21″ x 36″

 

 

 

 

Yury’s artwork is currently being featured at:

The Singer Island Corporate Center

2655 North Ocean Drive

Singer Island, FL

and

Art On Park Gallery

800 Park Avenue  Lake Park, FL

 

 

 

 

 

 

For more information about Yury’s artwork and up coming exhibits, please email:

yuryslobo@yahoo.com

Visit Yury’s website:

www.yurylobo.com

(Currently Under Construction)

 

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The Rickie Report

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Palm Beach Gardens, FL 33420

Rickie@therickiereport.com

561-537-0291

Lighthouse ArtCenter Offers Three Exciting Events Including Art School Open House, Contemporary Art Lecture And Art Stroll

Lighthouse ArtCenter in Tequesta is hosting three exciting events! The LAC School of Art Open House (Saturday, October 10th)offers the opportunity to meet the faculty and get an inside glimpse of the classes that will be offered Fall Semester.  Gerri Aurre presents on 3rd Thursday, October 15th.  “Contemporary Art: Looking with Fresh Eyes and Open Minds” is in advance of Art Basel. LAC is offering tours of the exciting and sometimes overwhelming art fair. More details are in this article. The public is invited to an Art Stroll of the Back Alley Mural Festival on Friday, October 16th. All ages are welcome to this free event. Enjoy music, refreshments, meet the artists, and enjoy a leisurely tour of the murals. The Rickie Report shares the details of all of these events and more.  The Lighthouse ArtCenter offers so much!

 

 

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Lighthouse ArtCenter Museum & Gallery
373 Tequesta Drive    Tequesta, FL 33469  
(561) 746-3101

Mon.- Fri. 10 am – 4 pm/  Sat.10 am – 2pm/  Sunday Closed

 

Lighthouse ArtCenter School of Art
395 Seabrook Road   Tequesta, FL 33469
(561) 748-8737

Mon.- Fri. 9 am- 5pm/ Sat. 9 am – 4pm/ Sunday Closed

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School of Art Open House

 

Having a hard time choosing the right class for you?

FREE  and Open to the Public

Saturday, October 10th        Noon – 4 pm

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Faculty Member, Gary Antonio

 

During our Fall Open House, you’ll have a unique opportunity to meet some of our teachers, ask questions and watch artist demos. Stop by and meet the faculty of the Lighthouse ArtCenter, including  40 of the finest artists in Palm Beach County.

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Gary Antonio, LAC Abstract Painting teacher. He teaches on Fridays from 1 to 4 pm. The next 8 week session begins the week of October 19.

 

 

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3rd Thursday

Thursday, October 15

5:30 – 7:30 pm

Featuring:

Gerri Aurre

 

 

 

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Gerri Aurre 

 

On the 3rd Thursday evening of each month, enjoy a wine and passed hors d’ oeuvres reception featuring fun, social activities, such as concerts, lectures, art demonstrations, live performances and gallery talks. Gerri Aurre will give a lecture, “Contemporary Art: Looking with Fresh Eyes and Open Minds”.  Gerri’s insights is in advance of Art Basel and will be very helpful. It’s a perfect opportunity to broaden your knowledge of the arts and mingle with other art enthusiasts and Lighthouse ArtCenter members.  All 3rd Thursday events are from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. Free to Members, $10 Nonmembers.
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 Gerri wants to offer the audience a review of Contemporary Art from the Impressionists up to the 21st century, showing that Contemporary Art all has to do with artists relating their artwork to the times. Their art expresses concepts and ideas that are current and includes what the public is involved with and thinking about. Very often the general public thinks that contemporary art is out of context and taken from left field but that is not the case, at all. All in all, the lecture will heighten the experience of people who take advantage the Lighthouse ArtCenter’s bus tour opportunities.

 

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Gerri Aurre earned a Bachelor’s Degree in Art Education and was a career Art teacher in New York. She has traveled worldwide throughout her life. Her art is about landscape, the figure and abstraction coming from the essence of those travel experiences. Aurre is the President of the North County Artists Association.

 

 

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“Reflection” with Gerri Aurre

 

 

Gerri Aurre is co-chair (along with Julie Silk Beaumont) of the Lighthouse ArtCenter’s upcoming “D’Art for Art” event, the exhibit of artwork opens on November 1st and the event is on November 7th, 2015.

 

 

 

Celebrate the Artful Back Alley 

Award Winners surprise with cutting-edge paintings!

 

Twenty local artists created large-scale murals on a 200-foot long outdoor wall, while more than 300 visitors enjoyed watching the acrylic paintings come alive. The inaugural Back Alley Mural Festival was a collaborative, community event held at Gallery Square North in Tequesta on September 19-20, 2015. The murals will be on view in the public space for one month, culminating with a festive Art Stroll to celebrate the artful back alley on October 16 from 6 to 9 p.m. The event is free to members of the Lighthouse ArtCenter and to the public.

 

 

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“Flamingo” by Mark Rupprect

Presented by the Lighthouse ArtCenter, the festival was a celebration of the power of art in public places. “As the ArtCenter is eco-friendly, no aerosols were used for the paintings,” said Cynthia Trone, Director of Education at the Lighthouse ArtCenter. “The murals created conversation, new friendships, artistic inspiration, and fueled a growing sense of community in the small Village of Tequesta.”

 

 

 

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“Florida Faucet” by Manon Sander

 

Julie Silk Beaumont, muralist and owner of Village Art Studios, saw the potential of creating a local, neighborhood art-centered outdoor painting event for “sunbirds, so we intentionally scheduled the event before the arrival of the busy ‘snowbird’ season.”

 

  • In keeping with the easy-going camaraderie of the event, winners were chosen by Peoples’ Choice Award votes:  First Place was awarded to Mark Rupprect, a local graffiti artist and fine art teacher. Signing his work “Bulks”, he is known for his bold and colorful designs, Mark was a crowd favorite with his striking chrome, black and white Flamingo and Alligator.

 

  • Second Place went to Lighthouse ArtCenter faculty member Marta Llorens. An artist and conceptual thinker from Barcelona, Spain, Marta created her first large-scale contour painting. Her abstract portraits are gaining an audience both abroad and locally and her background in graphic arts, fine arts and historical research is apparent in her fantastic and detailed work.

 

 

  • Manon Sander, a local artist and faculty member at Lighthouse ArtCenter, won Third Place. Her “Florida Faucet” was a surreal and delightful departure from her familiar plein air paintings that continue to win her awards and a devoted following of collectors and students. It features a quote by Thoreau which captured the essence of the day, ”It’s not what you look at that matters, it’s what you see.”

 

 

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Mural by Marta Llorens

 

 

Sponsored by the Lighthouse ArtCenter and the businesses of Gallery Square North: Village Art Studios, Gallery Grille, Marie Antoinette’s, Lollie’s Designer Boutique, and L.E.T Group, URVISIBLE Inc., Original Elements, Travel Gallery, A White Penquin and Agape Healing Arts. For more information, contact Cynthia Trone, Director of Education at the Lighthouse ArtCenter School of Art, cynthia@lighthousearts.org, (561) 748-8737.

 

 

 

The Lighthouse ArtCenter is a member-supported nonprofit 501(c)(3) community arts organization, providing excellence in art exhibitions, instruction, education and outreach for all ages. For more information on the Lighthouse ArtCenter Museum, School of Art, exhibitions, programs and events, visit LighthouseArts.org or call (561) 746-3101.

 

 

 

 

 

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

Rickie Leiter, Publisher

The Rickie Report

P.O.Box 33423

Palm Beach Gardens, FL 33420

Rickie@therickiereport.com

561-537-0291