Surreallation: a Journey through Reality with Erik Kučera Opens at Nathan D. Rosen Museum Gallery in Boca Raton

Surreallation: a Journey through Reality with Erik Kučera at Nathan D. Rosen Museum Gallery in Boca Raton at the Adolph & Rose Levis Jewish Community Center.  The public is invited to the Opening Reception on Sunday, Feb. 1, 2015. The reception, from 1 – 4 p.m., is free and open to the public. The artists’ program starts at 1:30 p.m. and includes talks on the Kučera exhibit, photographer H. Allen Benowitz and master ceramicists Anita Schwartz and Alexandra Hasson.  The Rickie Report is pleased to share new images of Erik’s work and the details about this Exhibit.

 

 

 

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Nathan D. Rosen Museum Gallery

Presents:

Surreallation: a Journey through Reality with Erik Kučera

Opening Reception

Sunday, February 1, 2015

1 – 4 p.m.

Meet and Greet the Artists

Free and Open to the public, but RSVP is required.

Please call 561-558-2520 or email Sue Harrington sueh@levisjcc.org

Exhibitions run through February 27, 2015

Gallery Hours:
Monday – Friday, 9:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.
Admission is free.

Adolph & Rose Levis Jewish Community Center

9801 Donna Klein Blvd. Boca Raton, FL 33428

 

Erik  at Palm Beach International Airport (Art in Public Places Exhibit)

Erik Kučera at Palm Beach International Airport (Art in Public Places Exhibit)

 

The Nathan D. Rosen Museum Gallery at the Adolph & Rose Levis Jewish Community Center invites the public to the Opening Reception of Surreallation: a Journey through Reality with Erik Kučera on Sunday, Feb. 1, 2015. The reception, from 1 – 4 p.m., is free and open to the public. The artists’ program starts at 1:30 p.m. and includes talks on the Kucera exhibit, photographer H. Allen Benowitz and master ceramicists Anita Schwartz and Alexandra Hasson.  RSVP to 561-558-2520.

 

Exhibitions running Feb. 1 – Feb. 27, 2015:

• Surreallation: a Journey through Reality with Erik Kučera

 

• People of the World
Faces captured by internationally-acclaimed photographer H. Allen Benowitz ignite the imagination with his stunning use of color and texture.

 

• Liked. Followed. Shared. CAPTURED 
Master ceramicists, the mother-daughter team of Anita Schwartz and Alexandra Hasson decorated traditional Moroccan ceramic vessels with contemporary images culled from social media. The resulting porcelain pieces are both unique and functional.

 

Photograph by H.Allen Benowitz

Photograph by H.Allen Benowitz

 

 

Hasson Schwartz Ceramic Plate

“Captured”, Hasson Schwartz Ceramic Plate

 

 

The Nathan D. Rosen Museum Gallery is located at the Adolph & Rose Levis Jewish Community Center, 21050 95th Ave South, Boca Raton, Fla., conveniently located off Glades Road east of Lyons.  The Gallery is open Monday – Friday, 9:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m. and by appointment on the weekends. Admission is free. To schedule a tour, email Sue Harrington sueh@levisjcc.org

 

Erik Kučera is an award winning artist from Slovakia. He is the creator of the world renowned technique, “Surreallations”, which creates the illusion of depth and movement in each piece. His work is unique and readily recognizable as a “Kučera”. Erik has participated in over 200 exhibitions worldwide and his art can now be found in more than 16 different countries.

 

 

 

"Strength" by Erik

“Strength” by Erik Kučera

 

Modernity Art is the main gallery for the art works of Erik Kučera. An award winning artist from Slovakia, he is the creator of the world renowned technique, “Surreallations”. The Surreallations technique, which creates the illusion of depth and movement to each piece, is what makes each work so unique and readily recognizable as a “Kučera”. Erik has participated in over 200 exhibitions worldwide and his art can now be found in more than 16 different countries.

 

Erik Kučera’s artistry has been seen in Art in Public Places at the Palm Beach International Airport Juried Exhibition.  Erik tells The Rickie Report, “I am an artist because to be anything else would be untrue. Through my art I hope to bring awareness to situations in the world which are not always so easy to talk about or even read about. I enjoy also taking themes from the past and working them in a new and exciting way, a way in which people have never seen before.”

 

 

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“Kaleidokrank” by Erik Kučera

 

Erik goes on to explain, “When I create my art, I always see the images in all dimensions in my mind. Every piece takes hours of thoughtfulness and consideration so that the art can tell a story and give the viewer a journey through a world created in a single piece. Some concepts for work can be inspired from the weather or song, and then the ideas flow easily. Other works are themes which can require days of research, and investigation of symbols, history and literature.”

 

 

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Black and White Artistry by Erik Kučera

 

 

 

“When I first started seriously as an artist, I didn’t trust myself beyond a white sheet of paper and a black marker. I created my first works on the basis of my black and white checkered pattern. Over the years I discovered my love of colors and through much trial and error eventually developed the technique of “surreallations”. It is my own way of creating the illusion of depth and movement in a piece. All my works today are carefully developed using a variety of tools and different mediums in order to perfect this technique. However, in nearly every work I create you can still find the original black and white checkered pattern which was the seed from which my art has grown,” he shares with our readers.

 

 

"Rosh Hoshana" by Erik

“Rosh Hoshana” by Erik Kučera

 

 

Erik works out of his studio in Palm Beach, Florida, but his works are on display and for sale through international galleries and exhibitions. Please check the Shows and Exhibitions Link on his website for locations. Call or email today regarding original or limited edition artist embellished giclees which are available for sale.

For more information about Erik Kučera please visit:
www.youtube.com/user/ModernityArt
https://www.facebook.com/pages/Erik-Ku%C4%8Dera/247357688670817?ref=bookmarks
or
www.modernity.us.com
or call Dawn Ross, Art Director, Modernity Art Organic Life Arts, LLC    561.729.9694

 

For more information about these exhibitions or other activities at the Adolph & Rose Levis Jewish Community Center 9801 Donna Klein Blvd. Boca Raton, FL 33428 please visit: www.levisjcc.org or call 561-558-2520.

 

 

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

Nathan D. Rosen Museum Gallery Presents Fall/Winter Exhibitions

The public is invited to the Nathan D. Rosen Museum Gallery for the opening of its Fall-Winter Exhibitions.  Michael Gora and H. Allen Benowitz are well-known, award-winning  photographers and Russell Levine teaches digital photography. Their scenes will take you around the world.  The ceramics will give you a sense of ancient traditions merged with modernity, as you see master ceramicists, mother and daughter Anita Schwartz and Alexandra Hasson.  The Rickie Report is pleased to share some sneak peeks and all of the details here. Enjoy this lovely space, a hidden gem, celebrating local creatives!  Four of the five artists will be speaking at the Opening.

 

 

 

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Nathan D. Rosen Museum Gallery 

 

Presents:

 

Fall/Winter Exhibitions

Opening Reception

Sunday, Nov. 2, 2014

1 – 4 p.m.

Meet and Greet the Artists

Free and Open to the public, but RSVP is required.

Please call 561-558-2520 or email Sue Harrington sueh@levisjcc.org

Exhibitions run through January 16, 2015

Gallery Hours:
Monday – Friday, 9:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.
Admission is free.

 

Adolph & Rose Levis Jewish Community Center

9801 Donna Klein Blvd.         Boca Raton, FL 33428

 

 

 

The Nathan D. Rosen Museum and Gallery announces its Fall/Winter Exhibitions. The public is invited to the Opening Reception where they will have an opportunity to meet and greet the Artists.  The event is free and open to the public, but an RSVP is required.  Please call 561-558-2520 or email Sue Harrington sueh@levisjcc.org.  The Exhibitions run through January 16, 2015.  Regular Gallery Hours: Monday – Friday, 9:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.  Admission is free.  The exhibit is located in the Adolph & Rose Levis Jewish Community Center located at 9801 Donna Klein Blvd, Boca Raton, FL 33428.

 

 

Face Off

Explore the tapestry of the human experience through this exhibition of photographic portraits by H. Allen Benowitz, Michael Gora and Russell Levine. Each shares his unique perspective on people of all ages from around the world, taking the viewer to new and unexpected territory.

 

 

Photograph by H.Allen Benowitz

Photograph by H.Allen Benowitz

 

 

H. Allen Benowitz
www.H-AllenArt.com

 

 

H. Allen Benowitz, a self-taught photographer, born and raised in Brooklyn, NY, migrated to Miami, FL, in the 1960s. As an evolution from the accomplishments of his professional court reporting, legal videography, and videoconferencing career, the camera became a natural segue to photography, awakening an earlier passion from childhood. “My private passion for photography is motivated by my love of life.  My purpose is to capture and share my visual adventures and travels with you. I consider myself a life sampler, which is reflected in the variety of my work.” Recognition for his work includes a Judges’ Award at the University of Miami Lowe Art Museum’s Beaux Arts Festival and honorable mention in the International Kodak Contest. His work has been featured in numerous publications, including Miami Monthly Magazine, Coastal Elegance & Wealth Magazine, ARTnews, Art Business News, and the Laurel of Asheville.

 

 

"I Pledge" by Michael Gora

“I Pledge” by Michael Gora

 

 

Michael Gora
http://michael-gora.artistwebsites.com/index.html

 

 

Michael Gora has lived in south Florida for over fifty years but he has also lived in the United States’ largest cities, New York and Los Angeles, small towns, York, Pennsylvania, and Boca Raton, Florida, and a country village, Valley Bend, West Virginia. “A wide range of experience has helped me to observe and appreciate wildly diverse American lifestyles and photographic possibilities.” Gora’s artistic voice speaks in black and white, but concentrates on human form in all circumstances. “I try to keep the work simple, direct, and easy to understand.” His photographs have been accepted in permanent collections of museums in Boca Raton, and Indianapolis. His work has been well received by galleries locally and nationally.

 

 

Russell Levine's "Eye of My Soul"

Russell Levine’s “Eyes of My Soul”

 

Russell Levine
www.eyesofmysoul.com

 

Russell Levine has the ability to connect his heart with his vision. “My visions come from my memories. Every image is unique—it has been seen through the eyes of my soul.” His photographs inspire the viewer to creativity in ways never dreamed possible. Russell’s photographs have been shown in museums and galleries across the United States. He is one of the only photographers to win an award in the prestigious All Florida Juried Competition and Exhibition. Levine teaches photography at Delray Beach Center for the Arts and the Levis JCC in Boca Raton .

 

 

Liked. Followed. Shared. Captured.

 

 

Hasson Schwartz Ceramics

 

Hasson Schwartz Ceramic Plate

Hasson Schwartz Ceramic Plate

 

 

Women of Moroccan descent and master ceramicists, mother and daughter Anita Schwartz and Alexandra Hasson create functional porcelain ceramics vessels. Influenced by traditional Moroccan forms and Zillij mosaic tile designs, their approach harmonizes seemingly incongruent elements into vessels both familiar and eccentric. “We have been brought up surrounded by a rich culture that places great emphasis on the importance of hospitality and family traditions. Moroccans welcome the opportunity to show their generosity and hospitality by welcoming guests into their homes to visit and share meals. The vessels are ornately painted and decorated so that meals served will feast the eyes as well as the palate.”

 

 

 

"Joseph" by Michael Gora

“Joseph” by Michael Gora

 

For more information about these exhibitions or other activities at the Adolph & Rose Levis Jewish Community Center 9801 Donna Klein Blvd. Boca Raton, FL 33428  please visit: www.levisjcc.org  or call  561-558-2520.

 

 

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