Armory Art Center Offers New Classes, Workshops, Summer Camp Activities. Enjoy Your Summer With An Artistic Adventure!

It’s time to register for Session 6 at the Armory Art Center in West Palm Beach!  With offerings for all levels of experience and all ages, including Summer Camp, we urge you to take a look at the courses and workshops!  The Rickie Report shares the class listings and Summer Camp schedule. 

 

 

 

811 Park Place W. Palm Beach, FL 33401

(561) 832-1776 | armoryart.org | registrar@armoryart.org

 

 

REGISTRATION:

Monday – Thursday: 8:30 am – 9:00 pm
Friday: 8:30 am – 5:00 pm
Saturday: 9:00 am – 4:00 pm

 

 

To See The Full Catalog:

Online registration: 24/7 http://www.armoryart.org/registration

Classes are subject to change.

Please check out online registration for the most up-to-date offerings

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

For more information about classes, workshops, studio  time, or planning other events:

811 Park Place W. Palm Beach, FL 33401

(561) 832-1776 | armoryart.org | registrar@armoryart.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

 

 

 

Armory Art Center Announces “Jewelry Lunch & Learn” Plus Bus Trip To Art Basel & Art Miami

The Armory Art Center invites the public to a free “Lunch & Learn Jewelry Casting Demo” on Thursday, November 29th.  Bring your own lunch and an open mind!  On Friday, December 7th, skip the driving and parking hassles and attend Art Basel & Art Miami with the Armory’s Bus Trip!  The Rickie Report shares the details on both and urges you to sign up before all the bus seats are taken!

 

 

 

 

 

 

811 Park Place    W. Palm Beach, FL 33401

561.832.1776   armoryart.org

 

 

 

Lunch & Learn: Jewelry Casting Demo

Thursday, November 29, 2018

12:45 –  1:30PM

 

Jewelry Casting Demo

 

 

 

Join us for a jewelry casting demonstration with our metalsmithing department!

Armory students and the general public are invited to attend this free and exciting opportunity. Lunch and Learn is held from 12:45 – 1:30 pm. Bring your lunch and an open mind not only to learn about art, but also get to know some of our fascinating guests—our veteran and new faculty members, artists-in-residence, visiting master artists, and more.

*This Lunch & Learn will be held in the Jewelry Studio. Head to the registration desk and they will direct you.

Pick up a coupon for $30 off an 8-week class when you attend a lunch and learn. First-time students only.

 

 

Trip  to  Art  Basel  &  Art  Miami

Friday, December 7, 2018

 

 

 

 

Skip the driving and parking hassle. Join us on our bus trip. Tickets are $95 and includes bus ride, tickets to Art Basel and Art Miami/Art Context.

armoryart.org/artbaseltrip

Call (561) 832-1776 to order or purchase tickets!

Itinerary

9:30 a.m.    Bus arrives at the Armory

10:00            Bus leaves Armory

11:15              Bus arrives at Art Miami

2:30               Bus leaves Art Miami

2:45               Bus arrives at Art Basel

6:45               Bus leaves Art Basel

8:15 pm        Bus arrives at the Armory

 

Call the registrar for tickets at (561) 832-1776

 

 

 

About The Armory Art Center:

 

 

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

 

For more information:

Visit www.armoryart.org

or

Call (561) 832-1776

 

 

 

 

 

 

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

Rickie Leiter, Publisher

Rickie@therickiereport.com   561-537-0291

17019 SW Sapri Way   Port St. Lucie, FL 34986

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Armory Art Salon Features Three Views Of Ceramic Sculpture In Contemporary Art With Muriel Kaplan, Mark Walnock and Stephen Futej

Armory Art Salons offer stimulating conversations with other artists, in a relaxed setting.  December’s program is held in conjunction with “Ceramic Mind Field: Contemporary Clay & Ceramics”, a major National Exhibition of contemporary clay and ceramic works opening at the Armory on Friday, December 11th.  This is an opportunity to explore the practical side of being an artist, of professional development and sharing useful resources. Meet three contemporary artists: Muriel Kaplan, Mark Walnock and Stephen Futej as they discuss “Ceramic Sculpture in Contemporary Art: Three Views” on Tuesday, December 15th.  The Rickie Report shares more details and some photos of their creations.  We applaud Art Salon facilitator, Elle Schorr, and urge you to attend this learning/networking opportunity.

 

 

 

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Armory Art Center Library

1700 Parker Avenue W. Palm Beach, FL 33401

 

 

Armory Art Center Presents

ART SALON

 

 

Tuesday, December 15, 2015 

6:30 – 8:30 pm

“Ceramic Sculpture in Contemporary Art: Three Views”

Presented By:

Muriel Kaplan

Mark Walnock

Stephen Futej

 

 

 

 

There’s a $10 fee to attend.  Pay at the door.

Please share this announcement with friends. If you’d like to bring some snacks or drinks to share, that would be much appreciated.

 

 

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“Guitte Leeb” by Muriel Kaplan  (Photo by Meghan McCarthy)

 

 

 

The Armory Art Center hosts a variety of Art Salon groups. These groups hold meetings to discuss, display, and share the work of the participants and / or invited guests. All salons are $10 payable at the door and meet in the Armory Library. Enjoy stimulating conversations with other artists, in a relaxed setting. As a springboard to each of our explorations, professional artists from South Florida are invited to present their work, talk about what influenced them, and examine the work of influential artists showing in museums and galleries. The Art Salon is curated by Elle Schorr.

 

 

 

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“Divided Roots” by Mark Walnock

 

 

 

 

In conjunction with “Ceramic Mind Field: Contemporary Clay & Ceramics”, a major national exhibition of contemporary clay and ceramic works opening at the Armory on Friday, December 11, this Art Salon will introduce three artists who have influenced students of Ceramics and Sculpture at the Armory Art Center. Each will discuss his or her ways of working and influences, and will share images of their work. After their presentations, we will tour the Muriel Kaplan Sculpture / Ceramic Building.

 

 

 

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“Bahia” by Stephen Futej

 

 

 

Muriel Kaplan began to teach sculpture at the Armory in 1978, when it was first beginning, and later served on the board of directors and initiated the Master Artists program at the school. The Armory Art Center named their sculpture/ceramics building after her to thank her for her many contributions.

 

 

 

 

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US Navy Fighter Pilot, David McCampbell” by Muriel Kaplan

 

 

 

Muriel studied mythology with Joseph Campbell and also welding at Cornell University, where she received a BA in Psychology in 1946. She earned her Master’s degree in Sculpture and Mythology at Sarah Lawrence College in 1961. She creates drawings and paintings, in many mediums, and sculptures, both reliefs and in the round, mostly in terra-cotta and then cast in bronze. She work both on commission and “for my own pleasure when inspired by personal, philosophical or political subjects”.

 

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“Yellow Roots” by Mark Walnock

 

 

Mark Walnock is the Director of Ceramics at the Armory. He states “My work is based on different growth processes in nature. The pieces depict imagined developing scenarios in which extensions are formed, or are in the process of being formed off of a stationary host. These living hosts can be protected by spikes or scales. Some hosts take shape as root systems or animal parts from land or the sea. The idea of protection through clustering and the persistence for survival in nature are my main themes. I admire nature’s ability to grow under any harsh conditions and to rarely be held back. My pieces begin to reflect a self portrait as the growth inside them is silent, subtle, and ongoing. I attempt to direct the viewer to focus on these generally unnoticed events in order for them to contemplate their own personal growth scenarios. Metal or bronze as an outer layer places a protective “shell” over the piece and avoids a too immediate recognition.”

 

 

 

Mark graduated from the University of the Arts in Philadelphia, PA earning a BA, with honors, in ceramics. He has worked as an instructor and studio manager for various arts organizations, and has been an artist in residence at the Long Beach Island Foundation and the Vermont Studio Center. He has exhibited his work nationwide and at invitational shows in London and Japan.

 

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“Vascularity” by Stephen Futej

 

 

Stephen Futej’s work combines discarded clay and degraded construction materials, he says, ” to devise a role reversal of space and form, giving a visual accounting of temporary spaces defined by curved planes. These spatial records are regarded as temporal, and can be interpreted as snapshots or fossils that allude to cycles of disintegration and reconfiguration occurring on varied scales. Ultimately they refer to the quest for understanding of the Higgs Boson and dark matter, which comprises as much as eighty percent of the universe. There is also a philosophical parallel at work; the concepts of yin and yang relate directly to the mold/positive relationship, and are essential to experiencing Tao, the all-pervading, eternally nameless underlying order.”

 

 

 

 

Stephen is the former Sculpture Department Director, Armory Art Center, where he developed curriculum in clay sculpture, welding and metals, stone carving, and glass and bronze casting and was an Armory Artist in Residence. He is now an adjunct professor at Florida Atlantic University. stephen has also been awarded residencies at the Perkins Center for the Arts and The School at Church Farms. He received his BFA at St. Joseph’s University, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania and his MFA from Florida Atlantic University.

 

ART SALONS:

 

 

Art Salons offer stimulating conversations with other artists, in a relaxed setting. As a springboard to each of our explorations, professional artists from South Florida are invited to present their work, talk about what influenced them, and examine the work of influential artists showing in museums and galleries. Our discussions cover the gamut of contemporary art themes, including conceptual, cultural, socio/political, environmental, race and gender focused and aesthetic practices, the materials and techniques used to convey these ideas, and where we fit into the world of contemporary conceptual art. They’re also an opportunity to explore the practical side of being an artist, of professional development and the sharing of useful resources. Salons are facilitated by Elle Schorr.

 

 

TRAVEL DIRECTIONS:

 

All Salons meet in Library on Belvedere Blvd. Turn left at the light on to Parker Avenue. Continue north to Park Place, just before the fire station. The entrance and main parking lot of the Armory Art Center is halfway up the block on the left side.

 

If you’re driving South on I-95, turn left / east on Okeechobee Blvd. Turn right on Parker Ave, just before the Convention Center. Continue south past the fire station and turn left on Park Place. The entrance and main parking lot of the Armory Art Center is halfway up the block on the left side.

 

 

For more information:

Please visit www.armoryart.org for more information about classes, workshops, lectures and exhibits.

 

 

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