Faculty Exhibit And Specialty Workshops Abound At Boca Museum School Of Art

The Boca Raton Museum of Art, The Art School is offering WORKSHOPS 
open for beginning to experienced artists. Each workshop can be an excellent introduction to a new medium to enrich your artwork, refresh your skills or reignite your creativity. The workshops are conducted by accomplished artist-instructors of the Art School. Explore Painting Abstracts, Making Masks, Ikebana vessels and Black Coral jewelry. The Rickie Report shares the details about these and the Faculty Art Exhibit which is opening in the Boca Raton Museum of Art in Mizner Park, January 31 to February 28. 

 

 

 

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Boca Raton Museum of Art – The Art School
801 W. Palmetto Road     Boca Raton FL 33486
561-392-2503

bocamuseum.org/theartschool

 

WORKSHOPS:

 

 

Stand Up To Paint Abstracts!

 

 

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Oil Painting by Walter O’Neill

 

 

 

Paint in a vertical format in this workshop by hanging your canvas on the wall. This ensures that you use your entire body in the process of painting instead of only using your hand and wrist. Working on large canvases with big brushes, students explore composition, mark making, personal symbols, and layering. Re-energize your painting by being completely intuitive and spontaneous.  Whether your style is loud and energizing or calm and relaxed, learn to trust your own artistic urges while taking risks to create powerful art. This 2-day atelier is for expanding your reach, experimenting, and discovering. (45 minute lunch break)

Sunday / Monday, January 15 and 16
10 AM to 5 PM
Instructor: Eydi Lampasona
  Tuition: $185, Material Fee: $20

 

 

Masks: Many Faces, Many Selves

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The human need to mask reveals a desire to take on other identities, transcend limitations, and be renewed, or protected. Creating masks can be an outrageously fun way to find hidden aspects of oneself. Create a mask to affirm your inner spirit or take on a new identity. Your completed mask can be worn, displayed as a work of art, or used as your private talisman. (45 minute lunch break)

Monday, January 15, 10 AM to 3 PM 
Instructor: Genie Appel-Cohen
Tuition: $60, Material Fee: $15

 

 

 

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Ikebana Ceramics Vessel


 

Using the basic slab method of creating with clay, construct one or two containers/vases for ikebana flower arranging. Containers will be fired, glazed and ready for use in ten days.

Monday, January 15, 10 AM to 1 PM 
Instructor: Catalina Aguirre Hoffman and Abbey Funk
Tuition: $60, Lab Fee: $15

 

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Florida Black Coral Jewelry


 

Join expert Jeweler Don Dietz in this exciting workshop in which you create your own unique jewelry using Florida black coral. The workshop includes how to collect coral, smoothing and polishing, forming it into shapes, and assembling it with sterling silver findings. Material Fee $30

Instructor: Don Dietz
Saturday, January 21, NOON – 4:30 PM
Tuition: $110

 

 

 

 

EXHIBIT

“Faculty exhibit / 5 by 5”

 

 

 

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“Moon Song” by Andrea Huffman

 

This year The Boca Museum Art School is starting something different. Rather than the usual one artwork by each faculty member, this year five faculty artists have been invited to exhibit five artworks. This provides the viewer a broader understanding of the artist work. The artists in this first ‘selections’ exhibit are: Andrea Huffman, Teresa Kirk, Miles Laventhall, Allan Pierce, and Roxene Sloate. The Exhibition runs January 31 to March 12, 2017  in the Boca Raton Museum of Art in Mizner Park.

 

 

For more information about these workshops, classes, exhibits and other events please visit:

Boca Raton Museum Art School
801 W. Palmetto Road Boca Raton FL 33486
561-392-2503

bocamuseum.org/theartschool
Facebook: www.facebook.com/bocaschool

 

 

 

 

 

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Armory Art Center Offers Dennis Aufiery Retrospective, “Chasing The Sun”

The Armory Art Center will present a Retrospective Exhibition of Dennis Aufiery’s artwork.  “Chasing The Sun” celebrates the range of work created throughout Dennis’ life.  As a community, this is a touching tribute to an artist, teacher and friend to so many.  The Opening Reception takes place on Saturday, December 10th.  The Rickie Report shares the details here.

 

 

 

 

 

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Dennis received his Master of Finer Arts degree from the University of Pennsylvania where he studied with Neil Welliver, Alex Katz, Alfred Leslie, Rackstraw Downs, Yvonne Jacquette and Rudy Buchardt, among a number of New York artists influenced by Abstract Painting. He also studied at the Pennsylvania Academy of Fine Arts. Dennis’ exhibition history includes The Museum of American Art, Pennsylvania Academy of Fine Arts, The Harn Museum of Art, The Portland Museum of Art, The Boca Raton Museum of Art, The Museum of Florida Art, The Elliott Museum and the Court House Cultural Center in Stuart. Dennis’ exhibits in New York include Leo Castelli Gallery, The Bowery Gallery, and presently The First Street Gallery. Dennis received numerous awards for his paintings including the Josef Albers Fellowship to the Skowhegan School, and Thomas Eakins prize from the Pennsylvania Academy. Dennis taught at the Armory Art Center in West Palm Beach until his death in July, 2015. 

 

 

About the Armory:

Housed in a historic art deco building, the Armory provides art classes for students of all ages, exhibitions, art salons, lectures, and special events. Nearly 100 courses held in 12 state-of-the-art studios are offered including ceramics, digital arts, drawing, glass fusing, jewelry, painting, printmaking, fibers, sculpture, and 20 exhibitions are hosted annually in four galleries.

For more information about this event, classes, workshops and exhibits:

armoryart.org

 

 

 

 

 

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Boca Raton Museum Art School Announces New Exhibits And Workshops

An integral part of learning to be an artist is experiencing showing your artwork to the public. The Boca Raton Museum Art School gives every student the opportunity to exhibit in the Art School Gallery and organizes exhibits off-site as well. The Rickie Report shares the latest Exhibits, including the Faculty Exhibit that you will want to see – and some new workshops.  There are new “APPETIZER CLASSES” starting February 1st.  These special 4-week classes include colored pencil drawing, glass fusing, creative book arts, pastels, and nature photography.  Check out the details here!

 

 

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Boca Raton Museum of Art –

The Art School

801 W. Palmetto Road Boca Raton FL 33486

561-392-2503

 

 

  • Excellent teachers with low teacher to studio ratio 

  • Convenient: 801 West Palmetto Park Road, 1 mile east of I-95

  • Wonderful studios

  • Easy parking

 

 

 

An integral part of learning to be an artist is experiencing showing your artwork to the public. The Boca Raton Museum Art School gives every student the opportunity to exhibit in the Art School Gallery as well as organizes exhibits off-site. The student artist learns how to prepare the artwork for exhibit and views the artwork in a gallery setting among other artworks.

 

 

 Art School Exhibits:

 


CURRENT STUDENT EXHIBIT

At The Art School

 

 

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Portrait in Pastel 

 

 

A Selection of artworks by students in abstract painting, beginning drawing, portrait painting, kumihimo jewelry, color pencil drawing, and watercolor classes.

On exhibit January 15 to February 10, 2016

801 W. Palmetto Road Boca Raton FL 33486

 

 

EXHIBIT AT THE BOCA RATON PUBLIC LIBRARY

 

 

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Youth Class Exhibit – Pastel

A 7 year-old’s drawing capturing the directed light in a Morandi inspired still-life 

The Public Library is hosting an exhibit spotlighting two of the Art School’s classes; the after-school art class with Maria Weiss and advanced photography with Allan Pierce. Mrs. Weiss’ after-school class is a fun and richly educational art studio where students learn a variety of art techniques, coupled with art history and vocabulary. Dr. Pierce pushes his students to use their skills beyond taking good photographs in order to create outstanding emotive photographs.

 

On exhibit January 17  to February 12, 2016

Boca Raton Public Library 400 NW 2nd Ave, Boca Raton, FL 33431

 

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Photograph by Alfred Schepis

 

 

 

FACULTY EXHIBIT

Boca Raton Museum of Art

 

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As a museum art school the faculty is invited to exhibit in the Museum each year. 

Wolgin Gallery from January 26 to April 8, 2016

 

 

 

Saturday Art Workshops:

 

SATURDAY, JANUARY 23

Pastel Painting

 

Explore how to use under painting and layering to create luminous pastels.

Instructor: Jane McIntyre

Noon to 4pm

 

Introduction to Plein Air Painting

Do you want to paint outdoors, but don’t know where to start? Learn technical and practical aspects of painting outdoors with Ralph Papa, president of Plein Air Palm Beach Artists association.

Instructor: Ralph Papa

Noon to 4pm.

 

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Ralph Papa painting en plein air 

 

 

APPETIZER CLASSES start February 1

Special 4-week classes start February 1 including colored pencil drawing, glass fusing, creative book arts, pastels, and nature photography. Call for information or check the website

 

 

 

 

 

BOCA RATON MUSEUM ART SCHOOL

801 West Palmetto Park Road, one mile east of I-95

artschool@bocamuseum.org 561-3920-2503

Call for a course catalogue: 561-392-2503

For more information and details please contact

561-392-2503

or visit

http://www.bocamuseum.org/artschool

 

 

 

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Mark Lesser’s “Reclaimed Abstractions” Can Be Seen at Hangar Gallery

Mark Lesser’s paintings have been exhibited around the United States and can be seen now at the Hangar Gallery in Miami. If you missed the opening during Art Basel, you still have time to see his new and courageous exhibit, “Reclaimed Abstractions”.  Mark has become relentless, by slicing up previous works in oil to deliver an unorthodox experience. This fresh work is an integration of memories, experiences, and tones, color, plus movement.  The Rickie Report shares the details and some sneak peeks.  Don’t miss this exhibit, which continues through the end of December!

 

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“Reclaimed Abstractions”

 

The Hangar Gallery

 

2235 NW 2nd Avenue

Wynwood, Miami  FL  33127

 

 

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In his most recent work, titled, “Reclaimed Abstractions” Mark became relentless and sliced up previous works in oil to deliver a fresh experience. This unorthodox work is an integration of memories, experiences, and tones, color, and movement. Mark says, ” it was risky and challenging to cut up work that I once labored over”. In Reclaimed Abstraction #1, Mark created an Oceanside feeling of tranquility, calm and soft tones. This piece captures Mark’s recent move to Ocean Ridge beach. Pieces of this painting once represented a Tennessee sunset, as Mark drove over a bridge shooting the sky through his sunroof. Another painting, Reclaimed Abstraction #2, one gets the feeling of taking route 66 from “Chicago to LA”, as Mark has done many times. A review of the painting reminds one of the American countryside, beautiful skies, old leather, wood, and layers of paint on a weathered sign.

 

 

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“Reclaimed Abstractions6” by Mark Lesser

 

 

Growing up in Chicago, Lesser acknowledged the artistic gift his grandfather passed along to him. His grandfather, a Russian immigrant, was a tailor, poet and artist who painted beautiful ornate images using everyday stencils, such as those found on tomato cartons. Inspired by his grandfather’s work at an early age, Mark focused on challenging his images through the tensions of abstract color fields and spontaneous expression seeking to maintain a connection with realistic references infused with an emotional process.

 

 

 

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Mark’s journey began in the late eighties, when he ventured to New York City working the night shift on the set of ABC’s “Good Morning America” and exploring art galleries by day. New York City, a jumping off point for Mark, was where he discovered himself an artist and began painting for what would be his first solo art show years later.

 

 

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“Reclaimed Abstractions2” by Mark Lesser

 

 

Later, Mark relocated to LA where he raised his daughter, Taylor.  His travels were the focal points for his first collection, which appeared at the Warehouse Gallery and Santa Monica Fine Arts Studio in southern California. Then in a 2001 exhibit at the newly opened Fiorucci store in New York, Mark showed paintings which inspired a line of women’s scarves from his images.

 

 

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“Reclaimed Abstractions3” by Mark Lesser

 

 

Upon moving from Los Angeles to Dallas in 2006, Lesser found inspiration for his new paintings from a very fast paced experience of driving by his new surroundings in Dallas. He used his cell phone camera to capture images– not stopping but speeding by the terrain. The experiences are brief and intense capturing the motion of “going fast.” Using these images, Lesser combined them with his spontaneity of color and composition, allowing the motion to exist in still yet another dimension of “being still,” in a meditative manner.

 

 

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“Reclaimed Abstractions4” by Mark Lesser

From these works, the Haley Henman Gallery opened their doors with Lesser’s first solo show, “Going Fast Being Still” in 2007.  Lesser then continued to travel, slowing down slightly, as he’s collected photos of landscapes and oceanscapes of all types. These snapshot-like images have appeared in smaller works which appeared in the Haley Henman Gallery until 2012, when he moved to Florida.

 

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“Reclaimed Abstractions 5” by Mark Lesser

In 2013, his paintings built upon a body of work that sought to infuse an emotional process of luminous fields of color. He built the fields with thin, transparent floods of color over color following the school of color field abstractionists, especially inspired by Helen Frankenthaler, and Mark Rothko.

 

 

 

The Hangar Gallery

 

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For more information about Mark Lesser’s artistry please email:  mlesser64@gmail.com

or

http://www.linkedin.com/in/drmarklesser

 

 

 

 

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Emerging Artist Bert Lewis To Be Featured at Art Palm Beach

The Rickie Report is pleased to note that Palm Beach Gardens artist Bertram Lewis will be one of the emerging artists whose work will be shown at Art Palm Beach from  January 23 through January 27, 2014.  His colorful abstract oil paintings are carried by the Sandra Neustadter Gallery of Delray Beach.  More details are in this article, including information on Complimentary Passes to Art Palm Beach.

 

 

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                                                                                                                                                                     January 23 to 27

Palm Beach County Convention Center
650 Okeechobee Boulevard
West Palm Beach, Florida 33401

 

 

 

Bertram Lewis’s paintings will be shown together with work by such master artists as Larry Rivers, Tom Wesselmann and Alex Katz at the Sandra Neustadter Gallery in Booth 113 at Art Palm Beach. The international art fair will be held at the West Palm Beach Convention Center from January 24 – 27, 2014.   Art Palm Beach is celebrating its 17th season, with more than 80 international gallery/exhibitors.  Last year, more than 28,000 people attended the show.

 

"Dancer with Red Hair" by Bertram Lewis

“Dancer with Red Hair” by Bertram Lewis

 

For those not familiar with Bertram’s oil paintings, he describes them ” as figures created  by combining bold colors with abstract shapes and a push/pull technique that creates volume and depth without using traditional perspective.   Typically, traditional perspective is replaced by flat shapes; depth is achieved by using a push/pull technique and by arranging colors so that some will advance and others recede.”

 

 

 He received his training primarily at the Art Students League in New York where he studied with such renowned contemporary artists as Burton Silverman, David Lefell, Greg Kreutz, and Costa Vavagiakis, among others.  He also studied with the well-known landscape painter David Dunlop at the Silvermine Artists Guild.

 

 

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Cellist” by Bertram Lewis

 

 

Working primarily in oil, Bertram has created portraits, figures, landscapes and still life. But, largely under the influence of abstract painter Frank O’Cain, he has moved towards more abstract work.   Today, his work involves impressionism and abstraction.  Bertram Lewis is known for his colorful abstract figure paintings. 

 

 

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“Lady with Mirror” by Bertram Lewis

 

 

Bertram’s paintings have been displayed and sold at the Art Students League, the Belsky Museum (Closter, NJ), Shelly’s Restaurant (57th St in NYC), the Mamaroneck Town Center and at Art Palm Beach, 2013.  His work has earned numerous awards and has been exhibited in various juried exhibitions, including those held at the Mamaroneck Artists Guild in Larchmont, NY, the Chapman Gallery at Iona College in New Rochelle, NY, the Easton Art Guild, Easton CT, the Ridgefield Guild of Artists in Ridgefield, CT, the Putnam Arts Council in Brewster, NY and the Ridgewood Art Institute, Ridgewood, NJ .

 

Bertram Lewis is represented by the Sandra Neustadter Gallery in Delray Beach, FL. and can be reached on Facebook and Linkedin, as well as by email:  bertramlewis@yahoo.com  or by calling 914 450 7266.

 

 

The Neustadter Gallery will be showing paintings, prints, photographs, glass and sculpture ranging in price from $2,000 to approximately $30,000.  This is their fifth continuous year at Art Palm Beach.  They are offering a limited number of  complementary admission passes.  Call Sandra at 561 498 2044. 

 

For more information about Art Palm Beach please visit:  www.artpalmbeach.com or call 239 495 9834.

 

 

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This Sunday, Don’t Miss New Work Exhibited by Chisolm!

Chisolm Art Studio/Gallery is premeiring a new exhibit, “Color on Color” December 29th.  The Rickie Report is sharing a sneak peek with our readers!  Will you see the gestures from the artist’s hand within these colorful abstract paintings?  More details about the exhibit are in this article.

Art Studio/Gallery

Presents

“Color on Color”

Sunday, December 29, 2013

1:00 – 4:00 pm

 

By Appointment after opening  

Art Studio/Gallery

502 Palm Street, Suite 3   West Palm Beach, FL

 

On Sunday, December 29, 2013, a public opening will be held to showcase the newest art pieces by Chisolm.  You won’t want to miss this colorful exhibit with Chisolm, a community-based contemporary artist!  Chisolm Art Studio/Gallery is located at 502 Palm Street, Suite 3 in West Palm Beach, FL.   The Opening Reception takes place from 1 -4 pm.  The public is invited.

 

 

 

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Chisolm describes his most current paintings “as ‘gestures’… the very first lines made on the canvas by my movement.  When viewers need to see something in a painting, they often revert to letters and numbers.  I use my handwriting in the title and to describe the work to some.”

 

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These paintings evoke a number of styles, incorporating Chisolm’s previous techniques  in  “Layers of Time” and “small works”.

 

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While attending the University of Southern Mississippi he participated in a number of art shows and represented the university in many local and regional competitions.  “Man Standing”, a figurative piece, won best in show and earned him a full scholarship to the University for the balance of his education.

 

 

After a world wide successful career in the cosmetics industry, Chisolm returned to his artist roots.  While living in Washington, DC he participated in many art exhibitions and solo shows.  In September, 2009 he began painting full time.  JF Gallery in West Palm Beach showcased his work in a solo exhibition in January 2011.  Chisolm has been chosen as one of the artists of Palm Beach County’s Art in Public Spaces.  

 

 

 
Chisolm shares, “My mission is to show energy, movement  and power in every piece of my art.  Working with my passion and the movement of my body I create bold paintings that are often layered with contrast”.
Chisolm is currently showing at DTR Modern Galleries, Palm Beach, FL. and Philip Morton Gallery in Rehoboth Beach, DE, as well as his own gallery, Chisolm Art Studio/Gallery in West Palm Beach, FL.

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At a recent sneak peek, The Rickie Report overheard one art-lover say, “The brightness and layering in Chisolm’s contemporary art brings me into the actual painting.  This is work where you can be contemplative and energized at the same time.”

 

 

 

ChisolmArt Studio/Gallery is located at 502 Palm St. Suite 3  West Palm Beach, FL 33401.  For more information call 561.267.7720 or visit www.chisolm-art.net

 

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Margie Agoston’s Paintings Take You on a Journey

The Artists Association of Jupiter (AAOJ) will present “Abstract Expressionism” A Solo Exhibition by Margie Agoston, Visual Artist at A Unique Art Gallery in Jupiter. The Rickie Report hopes you will attend their monthly Public Reception and bring an unwrapped toy to benefit Toys for Tots.  Donors will be enrolled in a drawing to win a custom art piece!  More details are in this article.

 

 

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Presents

 

SOLO Exhibit

Margie Agoston

 

 

Wednesday, December 11, 2013

 

6:30 – 8:30 pm

 

A Unique Art Gallery

 

226 Center St #8, Jupiter, FL 

 

Open to the Public

 

 The Artists Association of Jupiter (AAOJ) proudly presents “Abstract Expressionism” A Solo Exhibition By Margie Agoston, Visual Artist. The event will be held on Wednesday December 11, from 6:30-8:30 at A Unique Art Gallery, 226 Center St #8 in Jupiter.  A portion of proceeds from sales of artworks created by Margie and the artists of AAOJ will benefit Toys for Tots. Bring an unwrapped toy and you will receive a chance to a win a custom art piece.

 

 

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Margie Agoston

 

Margie Agoston is a woman of few words but many colors and dimensions.  She grew up outside of New York City with a formal education (BA) from the University of California in Santa Barbara. She is also a Graduate Gemologist and received a Jewelry Manufacturing Arts degree from The Gemological Institute of America.

 

 

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Margie has made her mark as an Artist to be seen, enjoyed and collected.  She recently won 1ST PLACE at the Lighthouse Art Center, D’ART for ART. Her other Exhibits include:  Art at Palm Beach International Airport, The Armory Center in West Palm Beach, and she was also selected for the upcoming show ” Spotlight On New Talent”.

 

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In a recent interview Margie said ,  “My work comes from my heart. I have always loved creating whether it was painting,  jewelry design or ceramics.  When I paint I can freely express myself.  My canvas is like a two dimensional sculpture. I use color, texture and movement to sculpt emotions where everyone can feel free to touch and explore what has been created.”

 

 

Margie Agoston’s hope for the observer is that they will go on their own journey and they will experience what the abstract painting says to them.

 

To contact Margie visit her website at  http://www.margieagoston.com/

 

The mission of the U. S. Marine Corps Reserve Toys for Tots Program is to collect new, unwrapped toys during October, November and December each year, and distribute those toys as Christmas gifts to less fortunate children in the community in which the campaign is conducted.

 

The primary goal of Toys for Tots is to deliver, through a new toy at Christmas, a message of hope to less fortunate youngsters that will assist them in becoming responsible, productive, patriotic citizens.   To learn more about Toys for Tots visit their website at www.toysfortots.org

 

The Artists Association of Jupiter is a collaboration of artists who work together to promote the awareness of art and education to the community and surrounding counties. Its venue, A Unique Art Gallery, opened its doors in June of 2010.  Learn more about the organization, its artists and programs on the Association’s website, www.artistsassociationofjupiter.net

 

For more information on this event call or email the Gallery at 561-529-2748 or auniqueartgallery@comcast.net

 

 

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Jabo Gallery Features Abstracts by Mark Lesser

Jabo Gallery of Northwood is featuring new abstract art pieces by Mark Lesser.  The colors are deep and take the viewer in. Much of Mark’s work, which is influenced by Helen Frankenthaler and Mark Rothko, is found in private and corporate collections.  The Rickie Report urges you to stop by and see his work! More details are in this article.


Jabo Gallery

Presents

New Works of Mark Lesser

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Javier Bohorquez of Jabo Gallery invites to public to a new exhibition of work by Mark Lesser.   A reception will be held on Saturday, December 14th from 6 to 9 pm.  Jabo Gallery provides a hub for artists to exhibit their work and connect with other artists and collectors worldwide. Jabo Gallery is located at 437 Northwood Road, West Palm Beach, FL.   For more information please call 561-313-2404.
"Untitled Seventeen"

“Untitled Seventeen”

Born a traveler, Mark Lesser has lived far and few between the east and west coasts spending time in NY, LA, and Dallas before recently settling in south Florida with his fiancé. Growing up in Chicago, Lesser acknowledged the artistic gift his grandfather passed along to him. His grandfather, a Russian immigrant, was a tailor, and artist who painted beautiful ornate images.
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Mark Lesser

Inspired by this work, Mark focused on challenging his images through tension of abstract color fields and spontaneous expression seeking to maintain a connection with realistic references infused with an emotional process.
"Untitled One"

“Untitled One”

Mark’s art journey began in NYC, working the night shift on the set of ABC’s “Good Morning America”, and exploring art galleries by day. New York City, a jumping off point for Mark, was where he discovered himself an artist and began painting for what would be his first solo art show years later. Later, Mark relocated to LA where he raised his daughter, Taylor. His work appeared at the Warehouse Gallery and Santa Monica Fine Arts Studio. Then in a 2001 exhibit at the newly opened Fiorucci store in New York, Mark showed paintings which inspired a line of women’s scarves.
"Untitled Twenty Four"

“Untitled Twenty Four”

In 2007 The Haley Henman Gallery  (Dallas, TX) opened their doors with Lesser’s first solo show, “Going Fast, being still”. Lesser found inspiration from a very fast paced experience of driving by his new surroundings at about 60 mph. The experiences are brief and intense capturing the motion of “going fast.” Using these images, Lesser combined these images with his spontaneity of color and composition, allowing the motion to exist in still yet another dimension of “being still,” in a meditative manner. His most recent paintings builds upon a body of work that infuses an emotional process of luminous fields of color. He builds the fields with transparent floods of color over color following the school of color field abstractionists, especially inspired by Helen Frankenthaler, and Mark Rothko.

 

"Untitled Photo 4"

“Untitled Photo 4”

For more information about Jabo Gallery please visit: www.jabogallery.com .  For more information about Mark Lesser visit  marklesser.tumblr.com, or marklesserart.see.me.  Mark can be reached by email at: mlesser64@gmail.com or  Connect with him in LinkedIn!   http://www.linkedin.com/in/drmarklesser

 

 

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Rickie@therickiereport.com

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Pamela Acheson Myers is Featured Artist at Artists of Palm Beach County Exhibit

The Autumn Exhibit at Art on Park, the home gallery of the Artists of Palm Beach County is in full swing.  Pamela Acheson Myers, a member of APBC, is the Featured Artist of this Show.  Her large and colorful abstract paintings have recently been part of the prestigious juried exhibit, “County Contemporary”.  The Rickie Report hopes you will stop by to see everyone’s artwork!  The details are in this article.

 

 

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Artists of Palm Beach County

Present their Autumn Exhibit

Featuring Pamela Acheson Myers

Art on Park Gallery

800 Park Avenue   Lake Park, FL

Gallery Hours:

Noon – 6 pm Monday through Saturday

Exhibit runs through Saturday, Nov. 23rd

 

For further information call 561-345-2842

 

The Artists of Palm Beach County (APBC) is happy to announce its Autumn Exhibit, which will be on display through November 23, 2013 in the Art on Park Gallery, 800 Park Avenue, in Lake Park. The theme is the Fall Season, and the work chosen for this juried show reflects images or colors of autumn.  

 

The participating artists in this exhibit are:  Ilene Adams, Sheree Blum, Betty Collister-Boyer, Judy Feinberg, Irma Friedman, Neil Kilburn, Lynn Morgan, Ulla Muelder, Pamela Acheson Myers, Sally Painter, John Vincent Palozzi, Brian Rosen, Marilyn Samwick, Maxine Schreiber and Marsha Vallee.


"Rabbits" by Pamela Myers

“Rabbits” by Pamela Myers

 

 

The Autumn Exhibit presents the work of local artists in a number of mediums including oils, pastels, photography, and watercolors. The featured artist is Pamela Myers, an abstract landscape painter. Her work was among those recently selected for the “County Contemporary”, All Media Juried Show at the Cultural Council of Palm Beach County in Lake Worth. The Art on Park Gallery is proud to hang her impressive, large, colorful, acrylic abstracts in the front window.

"October Leaves" by Pamela Myers

“October Leaves” by Pamela Myers

The themes she is exhibiting at the Artists of Palm Beach County show fit the mood of “autumn”.  As Pamela tells us, ” Capturing the feelings of the falling leaves,chilly nights, and even ice and snow – – those are all climate conditions which Florida residents have to leave the area to experience.”
Pamela paints her abstract landscapes and seascapes on linen, using acrylic paints.  Her paintings are as large as 4 x 6 feet and as small as 5 x 7 inches.  “Since my childhood, I have been fascinated with the reflections that transpire when any combination of land and sky and water meet.”
"Spruce Trees and Snow Against Icy Lake" by Pamela Myers

“Spruce Trees and Snow Against Icy Lake” by Pamela Myers

“The multitude of colors and reflections dazzle me!  I have been painting these vistas and the reflections they create from places all over the world, from Newport to the Florida Keys, to Venice, Italy to the fjords of Chile.  For me, every view of the convergence of land, water and sky is a magic moment – a natural canvas of colors and reflections never seen before.  Some are dramatic, some wildly chaotic and others blissfully peaceful. Every one is unique.”
"Just Passing By" by Pamela Myers

“Just Passing By” by Pamela Myers

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 of West Palm Beach, Florida.  Her  photographs and articles have appeared in Caribbean Travel & Life and Travel & Leisure; she was an executive at a major publishing house, has written and designed numerous ads and marketing tools, and is the author and designer of over 20 books, the most recent being”A Year in PalmBeach: Life in an Alternate Universe”, published in 2012, which she co-wrote with her late husband Richard B. Myers.

Pamela Acheson Myers is an emerging artist.  She began submitting her work to juried exhibits early this year!  Thus far, in 2013, she has been accepted to:  American Airlines Admirals Lounge  (Miami International Airport),  Art on Park (Featured Artist), Scottsdale Biennale  (Award of Exceptional Merit), County Contemporary ( Cultural Council of Palm Beach County) and Art at the Airport ( Art in Public Spaces at Palm Beach International Airport).

For more information about Pamela’s artwork, please visit:   http://www.ayearinpalmbeach.com  or

http://www.circlesintime.com  or contact her at ttta1@att.net

The first of its kind in our county, Artists of Palm Beach County is a coalition created and managed by artists, for artists of all disciplines. It is dedicated to empowering individuals in the arts by reaching out to its diverse community, cultivating professional and social resources and opportunities for its members and developing collaborative relationships.
Artists of Palm Beach County serves as the much needed connection between artists and also between artists and the community. Many members are new to Palm Beach County and feel both relieved and excited to find an organization that provides networking opportunities and promotes local artists. It also seems the community at large was in need of an organization such as this. Shortly after the organization formed we began seeing calls coming in from local organizations and individuals that wanted to include local artists in their programming!

For more information please contact: 561-345-2842 or visit www.artistsofpalmbeachcounty.org  Artists of Palm Beach County is a not-for-profit organization and welcomes new artists to become members.


 

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561-537-0291

Brigitte Balbinot has SOLO Exhibit in Montreal

The Rickie Report is excited to share Brigitte Balbinot’s good news!  She has been invited to have a SOLO exhibit at a contemporary gallery of art in Montreal in June!  If you’re in the area, you can stop by,  if you have friends in the area, you can tell them about this exhibit, and if you cannot be there in person, Brigitte has a fabulous website!

 

 L’ESPACE CONTEMPORAIN

Galerie d’Art

Presents:

 

Cross Over

by

 

Brigitte Balbinot

 

 

Carton

 

Cross Over is the link between two series of Modern Abstract Paintings called Raw and Humanity, The Missing Link by Artist Brigitte Balbinot. In this exhibit, Artist Balbinot is showcasing various mediums and techniques to depict her unique vision. Raw: This collection is based on pure energy, the “rawness” of life. It was created with carefree bold gestural movements, inspired by the energy of life itself at its peak. The flamboyant colors and the more neutral tones represent the very contrast of life. Humanity, The Missing Link: This new collection of oil paintings is based on a deep reflection about our humanity as a whole and the world we live in, its beauty and its flaws. The compositions are created and come about to illustrate what I call the “Missing link”. We act as standalone when in fact we are all so connected. 

 

 

She says, “As an Artist, I try to create work that represents the depth of life that brings the viewer to not necessarily think but wonder, question and feel. My aim is to promote an emotional rather than an intellectual response to the work I create.

 

Exhibit Details:

CROSS OVER OPENING RECEPTION JUNE 6th

6 – 8 pm

 

L’espace contemporain galerie d’art de Montréal

5175 avenue Papineau, Montréal (514) 728-4474

www.lespacecontemporain.com

mardi-mercredi 12 h à 18 h, jeudi-vendredi 12 h à 20 h samedi-dimanche 12 h à 17 h

Tuesday-Wednesday 12 – 6 PM, Thursday – Friday, 12- 8PM, Saturday – Sunday 12-5 PM.

 

"Journey"

“Journey”

Brigitte declares, “ I AM… therefore I PAINT! With an unquenched thirst for knowledge and understanding of the world around me, the canvas is my playground.”

 

Her artist statement goes on to share,  “When beginning a new painting, I try to let go of the intellectual side and the ego, the part of us that allows for judgment and egotistic behaviors, and channel the inspiration that may be brought by humanity in its organized as well as in its chaotic state. Art to me is a link that connects each and every one of us.”

 

"Graffiti"

“Graffiti”

In 2011, Brigitte started painting with oils, alkyds, waxes and resins.  As her work developed, she began using larger canvases.  She is eager to experiment with different objects, using them as tools to make her paintings distinctive.

 

"Granite"

“Granite”

In a review by Carrie Turner, editor of Fine Art Views ( March, 2013), art critic Brian Sherwin is cited, “The compositional structure and use of raw texture in Brigitte Balbinot’s paintings allow the imagination of the viewer to decipher meaning based on what he or she brings, psychologically speaking, to the viewing experience”.  

 

"Brume"

“Brume”

What we see are intense colors, vigorous use of brushes, spatulas, sanders, Q-tips and pallet knives. The results cover the spectrum from softness to rough texture.  We can feel the artist’s energy and imagine her creating this painting. Then we let it resonate within ourselves.

Brigitte Balbinot

It may take several weeks and sometimes months for a painting to be completed. Balbinot usually works on many canvases at the same time.  She says, “I know my work is done when after several passes I can look at it and feel that it needs nothing more from me to be alive.”

 

 

The Rickie Report is pleased to focus on Brigitte’s art and creative voice.  In addition to her original paintings, she offers limited edition prints and cards of her significant images. For more information about Brigitte’s paintings, please visit: www.brigittebalbinot.com

 

 

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

Rickie Leiter, Publisher

The Rickie Report

P.O.Box 33423

Palm Beach Gardens, FL 33420

Rickie@therickiereport.com

561-537-0291