D&J Art Studio Invites Everyone To “Feel The Love” A Pop Up Art Show Featuring 36 Artists’ Interpretations Of “Love” In 2D And 3D Artworks. Opening Reception Saturday, January 29 With Refreshments And Wine.

Artists, teachers, and studio owners Danuta Rothschild and Janis Clary O heard the call for help!  The world was falling back into a quagmire-state and what could they do? Both understood that people need to “Feel The Love”. They invited 36 artists who ended up building what they affectionately call “The Wall Of Love”. As each artist dropped off their artwork, Danuta recorded each one describing what “love” means to them. (Visit their Facebook page to see the responses – you’ll be surprised by some)!  The public is invited to the Opening Reception on Saturday, January 29, mingling with the artists, enjoying wine and refreshments, plus live music with Amie Kroll, Jim van Voorheis, Bill Shine, and Joe Colombo. The show continues until February 19, 2022.  The Rickie Report shares the details and some sneak peeks! Art lovers have already stopped by to add some of these pieces to their collections! You can, too!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Close-up of painting, “Gentle Love” by Anna Soska

(15 year old student of Danuta Rothschild)

 

 

 

Amie Kroll, Jim van Vorheis, Joe Colombo, Bill Shine

 

 

 

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“The Wall of Love”

 

 

Danuta Rothschild and Janis Clary O told The Rickie Report, “When we conceived this idea, “The Feel of Love”, we wanted to extend an invitation to share the healing power of love through the artists’ expression.  Love is in solitude…in sharing…in nature…and it can HEAL the human heart.  Indeed, the gentle breeze, a whisper, and touch of LOVE has the POWER to heal the world.  The response to this exhibit is beyond our expectations!  Forty artists expressing their thoughts of love on canvas and sharing their extraordinary gifts”.

 

 

 

Close-up of 3D image , “Be Mine” created by Brent McAhern

 

 

 

 

Thirty-six artists created 42 pieces of original artwork using mixed media, beads, acrylic painting, hand made glass, fine art photography, and oil painting.  Some of the intriguing titles include “I Woof You”, “Heart of Gold”, “Te Adoro”, “You’ve Got a Friend in Me”, “Together”, “You Do You”, “The Embrace”, “Joy”….and more to bring YOU joy!  You have to see these in person to appreciate the artistry and FEEL the LOVE!

 

 

 

 

Jane Baldridge

Jeanine Baum

Dinija Berkien

Barbara Bucci

Ken Capozzi

Neil Capozzi

Suzanne Connors

Janis Clary O

Cindy Cooper

Carla Cope

Cheryl Cote

Ed Douglas

Tom Forster

Dot Galfond

Torrenzo Gann

Olga Hamilton

Carol Kepp

Renee Keil

Sue Klahne

Aime Kroll

Rickie Leiter

Jaye Alison Mascariello

Robin Marshall

Ben McAhern

Brent McAhren

Maria Miele

Sue Ann Mosely Saleebey

Keith Oehlschlager

JR Ringdahl

Danuta Rothschild

Mark Stall

Anna Soska

Debra Terrio

Billie Jo Thompson

Tracee Virginia

Rose Widener

 

 

 

 

 

 

For more information about this exhibit, classes, or to make a studio visit appointment:

 

Danuta Rothschild:

danutastudio.com

danutastudio@yahoo.com

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772.233.6020

 

 

Janis Clary O:

 janisclary.com

janicemcgee@gmail.com  

843.283.7740

 

 

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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 .

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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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

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Rickie@therickiereport.com

561-537-0291

 

Boca Museum Premieres “Artist At Work” Series Featuring Miles Laventhall, Master Painter and Sculptor

The Boca Raton Museum of Art‘s first “Artist at Work” program of the season will feature Miles Laventhall, a masterful painter and sculptor and one of the most popular teachers at the Boca Raton Museum Art School. Laventhall’s work is included in numerous corporate, private, and university collections, and he was recently invited by Prague’s Ministry of Culture to exhibit works during the Heart of Nations Festival. Laventhall will give a demonstration of his work and discuss the process, materials, and concepts in his art on Saturday, October 17th at 3:00 pm. Admission to the Artist at Work program is free for Museum members, and included with the cost of admission for non-members. Seating is limited. The Rickie Report shares the details and images of this world renown artist. This program is a wonderful opportunity for aspiring and emerging artists to meet and hear insights from artists who are further along in their careers.

 

 

 

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Boca Raton Museum of Art

501 Plaza Real │ Boca Raton │ FL │ 33432 | 561.392.2500

 

 

 

ARTIST AT WORK

Featuring:

Miles Laventhall

Saturday, October 17th

3  –  4 pm

 

 

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“State of Mind” by Miles Laventhall

 

 

 

On October 17 from 3–4 pm, the first Artist at Work program of the season at the Boca Raton Museum of Art will feature Miles Laventhall, a masterful painter and sculptor and one of the most popular teachers at the Boca Raton Museum Art School.  Laventhall’s work is included in numerous corporate, private, and university collections, and he was recently invited by Prague’s Ministry of Culture to exhibit works during the Heart of Nations Festival. Admission to the Artist at Work program is free for Museum members, and included with the cost of admission for non-members. Seating is limited.

 

 

 

 

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“A Wind Blows Through” by Miles Laventhall

 

 

Laventhall shares, “To me, stone and wood have intrinsic beauty and inference. Branches from trees personify human gesture and struggles of matter and spirit.  The passive strength of stone symbolizes timelessness and the watchful eyes and ears of history…paper and steel symbolize the fragile nature of existence within a delicate ecosystem.  They wear the stains of time in the cycle of life and return to the earth to give birth again.”

 

 

 

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“Storm Passing” by Miles Laventhall

 

 

Laventhall shared with The Rickie Report that his current project is entitled “Gathering at the Waterhole”, with the statement, “Crucial issues facing humanity, and powers of nature that alter history and time to come…are the marrow of Gathering at the Waterhole…their very existence is predicated on water and their crowded numbers around the waterhole suggest the two billion people already without sustainable water to live.”

 

 

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“Brainstorm” by Miles Laventhall

 

 

 

 

 

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Miles Laventhall

 

 

 

 He will exhibit the latest version of this work at the Museum’s upcoming Faculty Show January 25, 2016–March 13, 2016.

 

 

 

 

For ore information about Miles Laventhall please visit: http://mileslaventhall.com/

 

 

 

For more information about the exhibits, programs, classes and events at the Boca Raton Museum of Art, please visit: www.bocamuseum.org

 

 

 

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