“Keep Art Alive” St.Lucie Cultural Alliance Transcends Counties, Cities Or Countries. Real Resources, New Art Activities Are Available

The newest edition of “Keep Art Alive” from the St.Lucie Cultural Alliance transcends counties, cities or countries.  Anyone can use this information to continue to bring culture to their lives, as we make our way into a new world.  Learn new art techniques, find financial forums for help, discover new art resources, enjoy art activities for adults and children.  The Rickie Report shares the details and some photos here.  We are proud to be a Media Sponsor of this organization.

 

 

 

 

 

 

KEEP    ART    ALIVE  !

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

With school remaining closed, and summer coming with must of us still in quarantine, what is a better way to keep the family entertained than a creative art project?! Recycled art is an inexpensive and fun way to explore creativity. Plus, we all know, “one man’s trash is another man’s treasure.”  Let’s recycle and pile up on inexpensive art supplies right from home.

In this edition of “Keep Art Alive”, we will learn recycled art tips and tricks, and how to get creative on a low budget or no budget.

 

 

 

REVEAL     YOUR     TREASURES

 

Found any treasures around the house? Let your imagination run wild! Create the most eye-opening recycled artwork and let us see it on social media using hashtags #artstlucie #stayhome #withartstlucie #keepartalive #jointhemovement #recycledart, and tag us, @artstlucie . We will repost it on all our digital platforms, including our website. 1. 2. 3. Treasure hunt

 

 

RESOURCES    FOR    ARTISTS

 

We will continue to use our platform as a hub to bring free resources, opportunities and financial relief information to you during the adversities of COVID-19.

Resources are updated weekly          Get the latest updates

 

 

 

GET INVOLVED   

STAY CONNECTED

 

We would also like to extend a private invitation to you to join our exclusive Facebook group, Join the Movement, created for our members, partners and friends. There, feel free to lead discussions about the arts, including sharing, teaching, learning, asking questions, providing feedback, making suggestions, and getting and sharing resources. Have you visited our online marketplace? Start a discussion about one of your favorite pieces in the Facebook group.

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For more information:

artstlucie.org

St. Lucie Cultural Alliance

2300 Virginia Ave     Fort Pierce, FL 34982-5632

 

 

 

 

 

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17019 SW Sapri Way   Port St. Lucie, FL 34986

Cultural Council Of Palm Beach County Announces Reception To Meet Featured Artist, Michael D’Amato On March 16

On Saturday, March 16 The Cultural Council of Palm Beach County invites the public to meet Featured Artist, Michael D’Amato.  His award winning artwork has been part of international and national exhibits, bringing viewers a different eye to photography. The Rickie Report shares the details of this Free Art Event and encourages you to meet the artist and hear what piques his interest and inspires him.  We include a few sneak peeks.

 

 

 

 

601 Lake Avenue       Lake Worth, FL 33460

 (561) 471-2901

 

 

 

INVITES  THE  PUBLIC  TO  MEET

 FEATURED  ARTIST:

 

 

MICHAEL    D’AMATO

SATURDAY, MARCH 16

3 -5 PM

 

 

Light refreshments will be served

Exhibit Runs Through March 23

Cultural Council of Palm Beach County

601 Lake Avenue       Lake Worth, FL 33460

 (561) 471-2901

Public Hours:
Tuesday – Saturday | 10 a.m. – 5 p.m.
Closed Sunday and Monday

 

Michael D’Amato “Two Women at Hagia Sophia”

 

 

 

Michael D’Amato takes the viewer on a journey through shadow, shape, and structure with his photographs.  What does he see that others miss?  He tells The Rickie Report, “Light, shadow and atmospheric change trick the eye and cause an ordinary structure to appear both static and dynamic”. Michael celebrates construction, geometry, and architecture.  He brings the viewer along as he travels the globe.

 

 

Michael D’Amato “Queensborough Bridge NYC”

 

 

Sometimes, Michael’s perspective makes us wonder where in the world he found such a place – and how we can go there!  His knack for engaging  viewers in this dialogue is wondrous.  When artwork gets you to ask questions, the artist is doing a good job!

 

 

Michael D’Amato “Circular Path”

 

 

 

Michael shows us how buildings, as a whole and as parts-of-the-whole, have their own beauty and mystery.  He maximizes natural light’s effect on moving clouds and water. Instinctively, we are aware, but rarely do we take the time to appreciate it!  

 

 

Michael D’Amato  “Dervishes”

 

 

Michael’s travels through Southeast Asia and India are particularly fascinating, as he takes a real slice of life and makes one photograph sing with a story.  He has won awards in juried exhibits and his photographs have been in several SOLO exhibits.  He often quotes American sculptor Arthur Carter, “Only squares and circles, lines and ellipses can elegantly explain and simplify the complex meaning of life.”

 

 

 

For more information about Michael’s photography:

www.michaeljdamato.com

561.504.5457

mdamato@comcast.net

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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

 

 

 

Michael D’Amato Takes Us On A Journey Through Shadow, Shape, And Structure With His World Of Photography

Photographer Michael D’Amato brings the viewer on a journey with his black and white images taken during his world travels.  While you may see an image that sparks a memory of your own travel spots, Michael shares each place with a nuanced view to better appreciate its architecture and majesty of form. His photography has won awards and has been included in international and national exhibits.  The Rickie Report shares some images plus a video, taking you along one of Michael’s expeditions.   

 

 

 

M  I  C  H  A  E  L     J.    D’ A  M  A  T  O

P H O T O G R A P H Y

 

“Ascending Channels” by Michael D’Amato

 

 

 

A Journey

Through Shadow, Shape and Structure

 

“The greatest joy for me is geometry; that means a structure… it’s a recognition of order which is in front of you.”  – Henri Cartier-Bresson, French photographer

 

“Scales” by Michael D’Amato

 

 

 

Michael D’Amato tells The Rickie Report, “Geometry and architecture are inexorably bound. Shapes, curves, angles and lines give rise to construction that marries beauty and purpose.  Light, shadow and atmospheric change trick the eye and cause an ordinary structure to appear both static and dynamic.This series is intended to encourage you to look at architecture with new eyes – to experience the majesty of form”.

 

 

 

“Standing Among The Shadows” by Michael D’Amato

 

 

“My goal was to place into stark relief the most basic of shapes – geometric – and examine them on their own terms”.  All images were captured using standard DSLR shooting techniques, maximizing the effect that natural light has on moving clouds and water”.

 

“Pont D’Avignon” by Michael D’Amato

 

 

 

“Choosing various perspectives, using long exposure settings, and darkening filters produced black and white images that have an air of mystery and diffusion.  Blurred figures, soft, creamy clouds and placid, glass-like water combine to remove the viewer from reality and engage in a dialogue with a familiar yet altered world”.

 

 

“Only squares and circles, lines and ellipses can elegantly explain and simplify the complex meaning of life.”   – Arthur Carter, American sculptor

 

Travel With Michael through Southeast Asia in this video: 

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4eJqTukLBfc

 

 

 

Recent Awards and Juried Exhibits:

2017, Keiser Univ., NYC Exhibition, “Radiator Cap,”, “Reflecting Pools,Central Park Boathouse and NYC Skyline were on display.

2017, Hollywood City Hall, a group of 16 photographs reflecting people and places from North America to Southeast Asia.

2017, Art Boca Raton/Art Synergy (Juried) “Two Women at Hagia Sophia

2017, The Crest Theatre, Delray Beach, FL, “Anhingas in the Sun“, was on exhibit.

2016, The Arts Garage, Delray Beach, FL, “Radiator Cap”, “Royalty House”, “Spirit of Light”, “Standing Among the Shadows”, and “Networking” were exhibited for a monthlong display.

2016, Coral Springs Museum of Art,  FL, “Networking – Ko Samui” and “At the End of the Day” were on display.

2015 “Radiator Cap – Chrysler Building” won 7th place nationwide in the Light, Space & Time Open Art Competition, and “Angles & Curves I” won Special Recognition.

After qualifying for the Boca Artists’ Guild Signature Member status, “Angles & Curves I” won 1st Place in the FAU Living Room Theatre XXXII  Juried Exhibition.

Video projects can be found at youtube.com, search Michael J D’Amato

Southeast Asia: from Singapore, Thailand, Vietnam, Cambodia and ending in Hong Kong.

Great Britain: touring England, Scotland and the surrounding islands. 
A Show of Hands is available in a 28-page and full color e-book and hardcover formats.
A Journey Through Spain is a complete DVD – photos and Spanish guitar soundtrack – which captures the majesty of four great Spanish cities: Sevilla, Valencia, Granada and Barcelona.

 

For more information about Michael’s photography:

www.michaeljdamato.com

561.504.5457

mdamato@comcast.net

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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

Lighthouse ArtCenter Bring Never-Before-Seen Exhibition “Building Frank Lloyd Wright’s Guggenheim” With Videos, Docent-Led Tours, Photos From January 17 – March 2

The Lighthouse ArtCenter celebrates 55 providing continual arts and cultural programming in Palm Beach and Martin Counties with one of its most important exhibits yet! “Building Frank Lloyd Wright’s Guggenheim” celebrates an international architectural icon. Wright made Solomon R. Guggenheim’s name synonymous with contemporary art around the world. This exceptional exhibit plus two of Florida’s celebrated architects, Scott Hughes and Jane Davis Doggett (2017 Florida Artist Hall of Fame) will be available from January 17 through March 2.  The public is invited to numerous programs, which The Rickie Report shares here.  We suggest you make reservations for a docent-led tour and sign up your organization for a special excursion!

 

 

 

 

Lighthouse ArtCenter Gallery

373 Tequesta Drive    Tequesta, Florida 33469

(561) 746-3101     www.LighthouseArts.org

 

 

 

 

 

BUILDING   FRANK   LLOYD   WRIGHT’S

GUGGENHEIM

January 17 – March 2, 2019

 

 

 

 

Opening Reception:

Thursday, January 17, 2019

5:30-7:30 pm

No charge for members, nonmembers $10

 

 

Videos of the Guggenheim’s exhibitions will be shown on large screen, and each Thursday docent-lead tours will be available with advance reservations.

 

Curated by Ashley Mendelsohn, Assistant Curator, Architecture and Digital Initiatives, Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum.

 

 

Hours:  Monday – Friday    10 am – 4 pm

Saturdays 10 am – 2 pm

First Saturday of the month is free and open to the public

 

 

No charge for members, nonmembers $10.00

 

 

The Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum in New York, NY; 1071 Fifth Avenue. Photo by William H Scott

 

 

 

In 1943, Frank Lloyd Wright was commissioned by Solomon R. Guggenheim, the great industrialist, to create this upside-down edifice to modern art, and over the following sixteen years the structural design evolved.  After seven hundred sketches and six different sets of architectural drawings, the building’s construction began in 1956, and took three years to complete.  Ultimately it relied on the ingenuity of on-site workers to realize Wright’s intentions through pioneering construction techniques.  Frank Lloyd Wright never had the chance to walk the spiral exhibition space.  By the time the doors opened to the public Wright had been dead for six months.

 

“The Lighthouse ArtCenter is honored to bring this never-before-seen exhibition curated by the Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum to our little corner of paradise as we begin envisioning our own expansion program,” said Nancy Politsch, Executive Director.   With the support of Solomon R. Guggenheim’s grandson, one of our winter residents, the exhibition in Tequesta took as long to realize as the three years it took to construct the Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum in New York City. 

 

 

“Our area is home to many of America’s philanthropic families, and with this exhibition we hope to attract those who might be interested in investing in the growth of the Lighthouse ArtCenter as we expand to meet the demand for arts and culture in our community,” said Janeen Mason, Curator.

Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum under construction, New York, 1957. Photo:  William H. Short

 

 

Visitors will experience a dramatic history through these recently discovered black and white photos taken by the General Contractor and his superintendent. In its day, the Museum was considered a Temple to Art and that interpretation has held ever since.  According to Wright, “The mother of art is architecture.  Without an architecture of our own we have no soul of our own civilization.”

 

While half of the 5,000 square feet of exhibition space will be devoted to Building Frank Lloyd Wright’s Guggenheim, the main gallery will feature two of Florida’s celebrated architects, Scott Hughes and Jane Davis Doggett (2017 Florida Artist Hall of Fame). 

 

This installation will show the noted works and architectural models made famous during their internationally successful careers. The exhibition is sure to engage the most discerning guest, from mid-century modernists to those who celebrate science, technology, engineering, art and mathematics. 

 

Beach House 2, Scott Hughes, Hughes Umbanhowar architects

 

 

Scott Hughes (born 1952) is an American architect based in Hobe Sound, Florida. He has been the architect of many high profile residential, commercial and public projects.  Hughes is the principal of HughesUmbanhowar Architects, a firm he co-founded in 2010. He is most known for designing Beach Road 2, which received global media coverage for its architecture.  He began his architectural studies at the University of Virginia, followed by a Master’s of Architecture from the Southern California Institute of Architecture.

 

 

 

Hughes established his own architecture firm in 1981. Early in his career, he worked at Arthur Cotton Moore Associates. In 1995, following a three year collaboration with Philip Johnson, he began an 18 month design thesis at The Southern California Institute of Architecture (SCI-Arc) under the direction of the office of Frank Gehry. After completing his thesis, he became a partner at Jones Partners:  Architecture, an architecture firm based in California.

 

 

 

 

In 2004, Hughes became a trustee of Southern California Institute of Architecture. Since 2005 Scott has been appointed to the Local Planning Agency of the Town of Jupiter Island. He founded HughesUmbanhowar Architects (huum) with John Umbanhowar in 2010. The firm has studios in Venice California and South Florida. The firm’s work has been recognized in a number of exhibitions and publications and has been featured in The Wall Street Journal, The Los Angeles Times, Dwell, Interior Design Magazine, Architectural Record, Architecture, and Progressive Architecture.

 

 

 

The firm’s most well-known project is called Beach Road 2, a two-story Atlantic beach house built between 2004 and 2005 on the foundation of a previous house in the North Beach Road area of Jupiter Island, Florida. The design was reviewed in multiple magazines and media outlets with The National writing that “…nothing takes fuller advantage of its sweeping Atlantic Ocean views than this Jupiter Island home designed by Scott Hughes and John Umbanhowar…” In 2012, it was recognized as one of the 100 most important Florida Buildings of the last 100 years by the State of Florida

 

 

Jane Davis Doggett, Architect, South Beach Road

 

 

 

Jane Davis Doggett (born 1929) is a pioneer designer of wayfinding and graphics systems for airports.  A native of Nashville, TN, she graduated from Sophie Newcomb College (Tulane University, New Orleans, LA) in 1952, and Yale University School of Art and Architecture in 1956 with an MFA in graphics. Her first job was with George Nelson, working on the anthropological part of the permanent exhibit at Colonial Williamsburg, Virginia. She then worked in Europe for the magazine Architectural Record, photographing architects and engineers and their work.

 

 

 

Her first airport design job was for the Memphis airport in 1959. The project’s architect Roy Harrover brought her in to do the graphics. Jane’s first innovation was the development of a standardized font for use throughout the airport. This font became Doggett’s trademarked “Alphabet A” and was used in many subsequent airport projects, since it was very readable over long distances. Additional airport projects included George Bush-Houston, Baltimore-Washington, Newark, Miami, Fort Lauderdale-Hollywood, and Cleveland-Hopkins among others.

 

 

As of 2014, Doggett had designed wayfinding systems for 40 major airport projects, which is said to be “more than any other designer in the world.” Each year, 20 million airplane passengers are guided by her way-finding signage and graphics. 

 

Doggett is credited with four innovations that are now commonly employed in airports and other large public spaces:  Use of color, letter, and symbol to guide visitors through large unfamiliar places;  Building the verbal or symbolic message into the architecture rather than tacking it on as a sign; Creating a visual symbol to brand the airport and represent it as a gateway to the surrounding region.  Designs that begin on highways outside the structure, simplifying and making the wayfinding process safer for drivers or other travelers while also reducing the number of signs needed. Doggett’s system eliminated two-thirds of the highway signs that had originally been proposed for the Tampa airport.

 

 

 

Other notable graphics and design projects that she has worked on include Madison Square Garden, the Philadelphia subway system, the Whitney Museum of American Art, Niagara Falls International Convention Center, Jones Hall for the Performing Arts in Houston, and Fairfax Hospital in Virginia. Doggett’s designs have been awarded the American Institute of Architects’ National Award of Merit, the Progressive Architecture Design Award, American Iron and Steel Institute’s Design in Steel Citation, and two Design Awards co-sponsored by the U.S. Department of Transportation and the National Endowment for the Arts.

 

 

 

 

 

In her fine art work since 2007, Doggett has developed the concept of the Iconochrome, which she has described as “geometric designs in colors expressing philosophically profound messages.” She has also described an Iconochrome as a colorful image or “Icon, an image with meaning, plus chrome, color.” Her work has been exhibited at the Yale University Art Gallery; Tennessee State Museum, Nashville; Armory Art Center, West Palm Beach, FL; Tampa International Airport; Lighthouse Art Center, Tequesta, FL; Northern Trust, North Palm Beach, FL; Maritime and Classic Boat Museum, Jensen Beach, FL; Chapter Two, Corea, ME; College of the Atlantic, Bar Harbor, ME; Littlefield Gallery, Winter Harbor, ME; Elliott Museum, Stuart, FL.; and the Lighthouse ArtCenter, Tequesta, FL.  In 2016, Doggett was inducted into the Florida Artists Hall of Fame.

 

 

 

 

 

Thank you to Our Sponsors:

Woolems Luxury Home Builders, Fenton & Lang Real Estate, The Community Foundation, Martin St. Lucie Arts Alliance, Jupiter Island Arts Council

 

 

 

 

The Lighthouse ArtCenter, a 501c (3) not-for-profit, was founded in 1964 by eight artists and Christopher Norton. In the last 54 years it has grown to include a gallery, school of art, gift shop, and art supply store. Supported by memberships, sponsors, and grants the ArtCenter now serves over 20,000 guests, 2,500 students, 45 faculty members, 500 summer ArtCampers and a comprehensive outreach program to benefit underserved and disabled residents in the community.

 

 

 

Lighthouse ArtCenter Gallery

373 Tequesta Drive    Tequesta Florida  33469

(561) 746-3201

Monday – Friday 10 am – 4 pm     Saturday 10 am – 2 pm

 

 

 

Lighthouse ArtCenter School of Art and Art Supply Store

395 Seabrook Road    Tequesta, Florida 33469

(561)748-8737

Monday – Friday 9 am – 5 pm       Saturday 9 am – 4 pm

www.LighthouseArts.org

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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

Rickie Leiter, Publisher

Rickie@therickiereport.com   561-537-0291

17019 SW Sapri Way   Port St. Lucie, FL 34986

 

 

 

 

“Art Wars” At Southern Railway Taphouse Fuses Fun, Art And Altruism With Live, Interactive Painting Competition

Join the American Cancer Society for an innovative event that fuses art and altruism into one fun evening on Thursday, July 28th. Enjoy food, drink, and live music all while supporting charity and your local economy. ART WARS is a live, interactive painting competition where six established South Florida artists battle for the ultimate title of “Jedi Art Master”. Each artist will have three hours to complete a painting using the materials of their choice. The audience will cast their vote for their favorite.  The paintings will be auctioned off and 75% of the proceeds will be donated to the American Cancer Society. Admission is a minimum $5 donation at the door to benefit the American Cancer Society. The Rickie Report shares the details and introduces the artists:  Hazel Griffiths, Mayling Pao, Nicole Gallucio, Michael Kupillas, Emmanuel Gonzales and Luis Valle.

 

 

 

 

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“ART  WARS”   ARTISTS:

 

 

Hazel Griffiths
hazelgriffiths.com

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“Gemini” by Hazel Griffiths

 

 

Hazel is a professional artist specializing in a unique mixed media style using encaustic wax, oil, acrylic and metal leaf, the reflected light of which adds a mystical element to the surface of her paintings. She often uses natural fiber with wax to create interesting textures and surfaces.  “I love to use texture in my work as to me it lends gravity, anchoring into a dimension that is real, placing it in this world while simultaneously being in the realm of fantasy, which is my own form of magical realism. Also the textures I use, mirror the structures I see in nature, which have always been the source of inspiration at the core of my creativity”.
“Do not feel lonely, the entire universe is inside you” – Rumi.

 

 

Mayling Pao
www.ixtstudio.com
www.Facebook.comixtstudio
Instagram@ixtstudio

 

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“Yellow Orchids” by Mayling Pao

 

 

 

 

 

Mayling Pao was born in Matagalpa, Nicaragua. Raised in Miami, she attended art schools from an early age. She graduated from New World School of the Arts high school and received her BFA from the Kansas City Art Institute. With an extensive background in the arts, Pao has explored various art disciplines including painting, ceramics, sculpture, photography, mixed media and commercial art. Her fine art has been exhibited in galleries and festivals in Miami, West Palm Beach, FL and Kansas City, MO. When she is not painting/sculpting in her studio based out of West Palm Beach, she enjoys teaching art to inspire creativity in children and homeschooling her own three small artists.

 

 

 

 

 

Nicole Gallucio
www.nicolegalluccioart.com
Instagram: @nicolegalluccioart
Twitter: @nicolegalluccio

 

 

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“Grey Reboot” by Nicole Gallucio

 

“Inspiration for my mixed media floral pieces is predominantly from an impetus to utilize color theory as an emotional catalyst; to calm, to evoke joy, to be a visual antidepressant. Imagery inspired from nature as well as from vintage fabrics, 60’s mod fashion and style, comic and street art spun into heavily exaggerated boldly colorful illustrative works”.

 

 

“Early on in my quest to determine my path in the art world, I needed to find better ways to hone my personal style and create depth and contrast to my more flat illustrative works. During my art education experience, I dabbled in using different media including paper and adding texture to my work this way. As time went on, I wanted to utilize the definitive contrast of a black and white background against the vibrant colors used in my paintings. I have always been fascinated with the outrageous headlines in tabloid magazines and felt what better use of the exploitation of celebrity, Americas obsession with it, and contrast it against something beautiful in nature vs. something garish and absurd yet commonplace in our culture; Something beautiful, vibrant and inviting vs. something somewhat dark and absurd at times, which we are drawn to as a culture. Along the way, I started including headlines and wording that struck me in positive ways or exemplified the experience and my emotions as related to that experience. This continues to change and reflect the times of my life and influences upon me within different series”.

 

“I continue to experiment with the black and white paper collage against the bright colored paintings within my work as a means to convey the emotion. I feel I have solidified this technique, and in the manner used, as signature to my work and recognizable as mine. How I incorporate this may change in the future as I gravitate toward new series with different life experiences. I am expanding my use of imagery from other sources, including old children books, wallpapers, vintage Life Magazines, and anything that intrigues me as I will always find a way to incorporate it within a piece befitting”.

 

 

 

 

 

 

Michael Kupillas
mikerqp2011@gmail.com

 

 

 

 

“My artwork is about feelings and emotions. Although I paint and draw many subjects: people, landscapes, architecture, still life, and abstract – I try to evoke a feeling or a memory of an emotion through color and form. A painting becomes a journey of perspective and tension as you travel down the visual pathways I create. Details emerge, and forms and shadows coalesce into the place where imagination lives. That’s what I try to make. I am a resident artist @ Boynton Beach Art District, and former Owner of Village Studio Gallery of Delray Beach. Available for showings and studio tours by appointment”.

 

 

 

Emmanuel Gonzales
www.emmanuelart.com
www.facebook.com/artbyemmanuel

 

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“Dilapidated” by Emmanuel Gonzales

 

Emmanuel Gonzales has had a strong presence in the in the south Florida art scene since his graduation from Palm Beach Atlantic College in 2001. He has a bold and edgy style fusing together collage, pencil, pastel and oils to create strong imagery that consistently makes a statement. His work has been seen in various juried shows and galleries in Palm Beach County and Orlando. Most recently he has displayed at the Voight Gallery on Palm Beach Island, OSGS Gallery in Northwood, and currently has opened his own working studio gallery in West Palm Beach appropriately called “Above Ground.”

 
The pop-up show “Continuum” in downtown West Palm Beach displayed a variety of his paintings during Art Palm Beach in 2014. Most notably, his “Keys to the Cities” piano project entitled “Waiting in Vain” graced passersby with impromptu concerts in downtown Lake Worth. Emmanuel Also participated in Orlando’s “Rock the Box” where he was selected to paint a newspaper box for the Orlando weekly. “Art Synergy” a subdivision of Art Synergy selected one of Emmanuel’s works to be displayed during the prestigious art exhibit. Most recently, Emmanuel was honored by being commissioned to paint Florida State Senator Marco Rubio’s portrait to grace his Washington office.

 

 

Luis Valle
http://www.luisvalleart.com
instagram: @el_chan_guri

 

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“Tree Of knowledge Seduces Peacock” by Luis Vale

 

 

“My work reflects my obsession and influence with the ancient past, spirituality, the super-natural and the divine. I am a local artist originally from Managua, Nicaragua. Being displaced from my homeland at a young age has caused me to reflect on my native cultures’ heritage and history. Some influences come from the actual region while others have been absorbed by other indigenous cultures and world traditions. Borrowing elements from surrealism, aboriginal, pre-Colombian and shamanistic indigenous societies I paint images conveying the world as moving fluid energy. My work is a contemporary approach of creating images to touch the soul. I am a strong believer that spirituality has been lost in the mix of commercialism, trends and fashion in art”.

 

 

“My goal is to make art that not only looks good to the eye and fits your home but also touches a part of you where words just can’t describe. I work in various mediums from canvases, largescale murals, the female body and video. Through the various mediums the act of creation is a process where I attempt to transmit my images through divine inspiration. Angelic spirit guides, power animals, nature and the subconscious mind are all aspects that can be found in my work. Recently my focus has been painting large-scale murals where the community and passerby’s can appreciate what I do. I have found that creating art in the streets gives me a certain satisfaction that the galleries and institutions can’t provide. The effect that my work has on others is greatly magnified when it is put out in the open for the world to see”.

 

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Delray Gets It Right! Join In Celebrating Delray Beach “Plein Fun Fest”!

Delray Beach Gets It Right!  Despite the recent trend of banning painters from capturing the local scenes on the street in cities such as St. Augustine, Winter Park, and Barcelona, Spain, the city of Delray Beach is actively supporting plein air painters!  Delray Beach understands the difference between hucksters bothering tourists in exchange for a few coins for entertainment and the artistic endeavors of artists who are capturing their town’s history in valuable works. The Rickie Report urges everyone to join in “Plein Air Fun Fest” on February 19th-21st.   On Friday, February 19th, plein air artists are welcome to stop by the tent in Old School Square for art critiques.  On Saturday, February 20th, come and watch the artists as they paint every day scenes and bring more emphasis to the “ordinary”.  Everything will be for sale at 5pm! On Sunday, February 21st, a new generation of plein air painters take center stage with mentors Ralph Papa and members of Plein Air Palm Beach (PAPB).  Here are the details and some sneak peeks! No wonder that Delray Beach has twice won the all American City Award, and was recently named by the US News and World Report “the most fun small city” in America. This city gets it right!

 

 

 

Plein Air Palm Beach  Invites You To: 

 

PLEIN  FUN  FEST!

Friday, February 19

 9 am – Noon

 

 

Saturday, February 20

 

8 am – 3:00 pm  Paint!

5:30 – 7:30 pm  Sale and Awards Reception!

 

 

 

Sunday, February 21  

3:30  Youth Paint Out!

 

Old School Square

 51 N. Swinton Street  Delray Beach, FL

 

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Come to Delray Beach, where more than 50 painters from around the country will capture scenes from the city in a two days event of competition, fun and education!  In addition to “Plein Air Fun Fest”, the Delray Beach Historical Society is hosting the  “Nostalgic Delray Exhibit” of more than 70 works, all painted on the streets of downtown Delray.  

 

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Plein Air Palm Beach Painters in Delray Beach, FL

PLEIN FUN FEST WEEKEND SCHEDULE

 

 

Friday, February 19th: Paint-out & Critique

There will be a Paint-out with Critique for those Artists who want to join in the FUN but not interested in competition. There is a charge of $20 which includes hospitality suite. Because of the popularity of Plein Air Palm Beach’s 1st & 3rd Tuesday paint-out with critique that is run by Manny Jomok we decided to make it part of Plein Fun Fest.

 

Registered Artists will meet at Old School Square at 9 AM and decide where to paint. Critique leaders will be available to offer assistance to those who are new to plein air. This Plein Air Paint-out allows artists the opportunity to enjoy not only painting but sharing their creativity with the public.

 

To the viewers, this art form can be very exciting because it invites them into the creative process: the sight, sound, and even smell of the artists’ world. One of the best parts of plein air painting is the congeniality of artists.

 

 

At Noon the artists will meet again at Old School Square Field House for an Artist Hospitality Suite. From there we will break into groups of no more than 10 for a shared art critique.

 

 

 

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Plein Air Palm Beach artists on location

 

Saturday: Plein Air Competition

Plein Air Competition: Saturday Feb 20, 2016 -Juried Artists have been selected to compete in this event that will take place in Delray Beach, FL on Saturday, February 20, 2016.

Awards ceremony and reception Feb. 20 from 5:30 PM – 7:30 PM. Cash awards will be given as follows: 1st Place, 2nd Place; 3rd Place; Judges’ Recognition and Honorable Mention. Sales of paintings resulting from this exhibition are subject to a 30% commission.

 

8 to 9 AM: Artists check in at the south side of the Crest Theater at Old School Square at 51 N. Swinton Ave, Delray Beach, FL. Once participating artists have their canvases or painting surfaces stamped at check-in. Artists may have stamped as many painting surfaces as they wish but may only submit up to two artworks in the competition.

 

 

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Plein Air Palm Beach artist on location

 

 

The Plein Air Painting Locations:

After check-in artists can then begin painting at location of their choice anywhere within the boundaries Delray Beach. Each artist of will be given a map that delineates the competition boundaries and suggested painting locations for those artists unfamiliar with the area. Artists will be able to choose their own location from a thoughtfully compiled list of suggestions. Locations include marinas, historic buildings and monuments, gardens, architecture, ocean, intracoastal waterway views, small shops and much more. In case of rain, covered locations with views that artists can paint will also be identified.

 

Artists must paint within the competition boundaries and without the assistance of photographs. Any medium may be used, although photography is not acceptable in this competition.

 

3-4 PM: An area for framing and photographing artwork will be setup in the Music Room of the Crest Theater. There will also be a hospitality suite exclusively for competing artists in the Library of the Crest Theater. Competing artists can turn in up to two framed, ready to hang artworks which will be displayed from the artist easel(s) in the Ocean Breeze room and Loge Walkway of Delray Beach Center for the Arts. Artworks must be completed by 3 pm and on display by 4 pm.

 

4:30 PM: Exhibit, awards and sale will take place in the Ocean Breeze room and the Loge walkway connecting to the Cornell Museum, where an exhibit of Plein Air Palm Beach Contributing artists will be ongoing.

 

5:30 – 7:30 PM Artists & Collectors Reception and Awards Ceremony

The Awards

Cash awards based on the judges selections will be given for 1st, 2nd and 3rd Place, Juror’s Recognition and Honorable Mention Awards.
1st Place $1000.
2nd Place $500.
3rd Place $200.
Juror’s Recognition $150.
Honorable Mention $150.
Additional awards may be presented at the committee’s discretion.

 

 

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Bystanders watching Palm Beach Plein Artist on location

Sunday: Youth Plein Air Event

 

On Sunday, February 21 from 1 PM to 3:30 PM there will be a youth plein air paint out. A group of young artists ages 10-18 from Milagro Center, IXT Young Artists and others will have an opportunity to paint en plein air. Ralph Papa is the chairperson for this event and will be doing a demonstration to start things off. The pre-registered young artists will then paint on the ground of Old School Square. . Ralph along with artists from PAPB will be assisting the young artists in a mentoring capacity. After the paint-out the young artists and the mentors will meet back in Old School Square for and ice cream social and show and tell of the day’s paint-out.

 

 

 

 

 

 

For more information:

Email info@pleinairpalmbeach.com

or visit:

www.pleinairpalmbeach.com

 

 

 

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Rickie@therickiereport.com

561-537-0291

International Artist, Ronn Jaffe, To Fill EmKo Gallery With Provocative, Multi-sensory Sculptures January 22 – February 14

Famed artist, Ronn Jaffe combines Art and Technology to create the astounding during “The Holloman-ex Samsara” Solo Exhibition at EMKO! An 8-foot ‘Holloman’ will tower above the 6,000 square foot gallery at EmKo on January 22.  Jaffe’s iconic Holloman figure will be brought to life in multiple, 3-D sculptures infused with video, animation, sound and light, creating a multi-sensory exhibition unlike any other.  The Exhibition launches with January 22nd Opening Reception.  The Rickie Report shares the details and a sneak peek. Don’t miss this!!!

 

 

 

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Solo Exhibit

 

 

 

“The Holloman-ex Samsara”

 

 Opening Public Reception:

Friday, January 22, 2016

 

 6 – 9 pm

 “The Holloman” runs through February 14

EmKo

 

2119 South Dixie Highway     W. Palm Beach, FL 33401

561-227-3511

 

 

 

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“Breaking Samsara” by Ronn Jaffe

 

 

Palm Beach resident Jaffe has enjoyed an internationally recognized career as a conceptual contemporary artist, noted interior architect and furniture designer. His work has long explored the relationship between reality and dimensional illusionism, and the tension between positive and negative space, but the added media elements in The Holloman-ex Samsara take his work into new territory. Inspired by Jaffe’s life-long interest in mythology and philosophy, The “Holloman – ex Samsara” represents Everyman ‘seeking the way’ to fulfill the emptiness in the flow to meaning. “It is about breaking the cycle from illusion to enlightenment”, says Jaffe.

 

 

 

Beginning in the late 60’s, Jaffe created and developed the “portoid” – open spaces within his pieces. These portal/void spaces allowed the normally two-dimensional work to bring the background and foregrounds integrate into each piece, creating interaction between the work and the ever-changing world around it. The “Holloman-ex Samsara” reveals the evolution of not only Jaffe’s work, but of himself as an artist – from his beginning flat pieces, to his bas relief to the evolution into full 3-D, multi-media creations.

 

 

Included in this exhibition will be a whole new series of work highlighting sculpture from Jaffe’s Holloman series: a Portrait with a Video Eye, kinetic swiveling sculpture heads as homage to Robert Rauschenberg, intriguing Hollo Animation Films, as well as, an Andy Warhol one up called ‘15 Seconds of Fame’.

 

 

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Holloman” by Ronn Jaffe

 

 

 

Ronn Jaffe tells The Rickie Report, “I work in the flow between the conscious/unconscious, I’m at my best when emerged in the joy and passion of creation.”  Picasso invented Cubism, Calder the Mobile, and Warhol Pop Art. Ronn Jaffe made a name for himself in the 1960’s, by inventing the ‘Multicam’ and the ‘Portoid.’ Ronn’s work has been noted for receiving a wide array of prestigious awards, which span the entire course of his career in interior architecture, writing, and contemporary conceptual art. Jaffe’s work is owned by several of the top 100 collectors in the world, as well as notables like Aristotle Onassis, the Sultan of Brunei, the Countess de Quatro, to name a few.

 

 

 

 

Ronn Jaffe, born in Washington, D.C., began his art experience at age 10 at the Corcoran Museum School. Jaffe continuing his artistic pursuits, after Graduating from Boston University and Harvard Graduate School of Design, had his first solo show in 1968 at the Park Place Gallery. Famed curator Walter Hopps gave an outstanding personal review of this first show and the show was a complete sell out on opening night. Art critic Liz Whitney wrote glowingly about Ronn’s innovative and bold work. Ronn left fine art for a time, returning in early 2000 to a full time pursuit of art; bringing us to a mature body of work that has evolved into its full prime and continues to engage both the public and art connoisseur. He currently lives in Palm Beach, Florida, with his wife, partner, and love of his life, Mars.

 

 

 

 

The “Holloman – ex Samsara” Solo exhibition by Ronn Jaffe opens at EmKo January 22 with an open reception from 6 – 9 pm at EmKo, located at 2119 S Dixie Hwy. in West Palm Beach. The “Holloman” runs through February 14.

Please visit www.ronnjaffe.com for information on The “Holloman Series” and other works by Ron Jaffe – representation by Mars Palm Beach Estate Holdings on 1stDibs.com.

Contact 561-543-8383 .

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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

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Palm Beach Gardens, FL 33420

Rickie@therickiereport.com

561-537-0291

Art Deco Society Celebrating 26 years!

This area of Florida is well known for its Art Deco architecture and the Art Deco Society of the Palm Beaches is inviting the public to join in a number of celebrations, special events and lectures.   The Art Deco Society of the Palm Beaches is Celebrating 26 Years 1987-2013.  The Rickie Report suggests you make your reservations early for these events!

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Art Deco Society of the Palm Beaches

2013 Season Calendar of  Special Events! 

 

  • Art Deco First Wednesdays Free Lecture Series at the Historic Art Deco Armory Art Center February 6, 2013 & March 6, 2013  / 7 pm / Free

 

  • Wednesday Valentines Eve, February 13, 2013 “Everyone Loves Ronn Jaffe!” A Private Tour of Art & Antiques Warehouse / Museum / 7 pm / $30 per person

 

 

Art Deco First Wednesdays

Free Lecture Series

First Wednesday Evening of February & March 2013

 

Historic Art Deco Armory Art Center

1700 Parker Avenue, WPB FL

7 p.m.      Free Refreshments, Admission & Parking

 

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Seth Bramson

Wed. Eve Feb 6 ~ Seth Bramson / Miami Beach author 21 books

        “Burdines Sunshine Fashions and The Florida Stores”

Sharon Kosskoff

Sharon Koskoff

Wed. Eve Mar 6 ~ Sharon Koskoff / artist author preservationist

        “Decometric!  New Discoveries  Palm Beach Art Deco”

 

RSVP 561 276-9925 ArtDecoPB@comcast.net   /  ArtDecoPB.org

 

 

 

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Ronn Jaffe

 

Art Deco Society of the Palm Beaches

A Valentines Eve Preservation Fund Raiser Presents

“Everyone Loves Ronn Jaffe”

Personal Tour of the Art & Antique Collection of

Palm Beach Collectors / Artists

Mars & Ronn Jaffe

Wednesday Valentines Eve~ February 13, 2013

7:00 – 8:30 p.m. sharp

$30 per person in advance ($35 after 2/6) limited attendance

Valentines Edibles Served! WPB address disclosed with rsvp!

Attire: A touch of RED

RSVP (561) 276-9925 / ArtDecoPB@comcast.net    ArtDecoPB.org

 

  Membership Application 

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Join Today…. YES, I want to support Historic Preservation & Join the ADSPB 2012-3!!! 

$35 Individual___    $60 Dual Address ____     $250 Deco Diva _________

 

ADSPB is a 501©3 not-for-profit historic preservation organization. For more information about these or other events sponsored by the Art Deco Society of Palm Beaches, contact Sharon Koskoff, President ADSPB at ArtDecoPB.org or call 561 276-9925 studio  561 699-7899 cell

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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