Bruce Helander Presents “The Evolution Of Collage” At Next Armory Art Salon

Bruce Helander, former Editor-in-Chief of The Art Economist magazine and world renown collage artist, will be speaking at the next Armory Art Center’s Art Salon.  Facilitated by Elle Schorr, the Salon takes place on Tuesday, April 5th.  The public is invited for stimulating discussion. The Rickie Report shares the details and urges artists to attend this networking opportunity.

 

 

 

Armory-Art-Center-Logo-2012

1700 Parker Avenue        W. Palm Beach, FL 33401

 

IN THE ARMORY ART CENTER LIBRARY

 

 

AT   THE   ART   SALON

 

 

TUESDAY, APRIL 5TH, 2016 

6:30 – 8:30 pm

EVOLUTION OF COLLAGE

PRESENTED BY

BRUCE HELANDER

 

 $10 fee to attend may be paid at the door

Snacks or drinks to share would be much appreciated

 

HelanderBlue Heaven

“Blue Heaven” by Bruce Helander

 

 

 

Bruce Helander recently exhibited his work at Georgia Scherman Projects (Toronto), Corzine Fine Art (Los Angeles), Peter Marcelle Gallery (Bridgehampton, New York), Cornell Museum of Art (Delray Beach), ArtHouse 429 (Northwood), and Nicole Henry Fine Art (West Palm Beach). Most currently, his work was shown by Arcature Fine Art at Art Miami and Art Miami New York/Pier 94 and by Tansey Contemporary at Art Wynwood. Helander is now focusing on a retrospective of his collages and paintings for the Coral Springs Museum of Art, scheduled for 2017, and his collages are included in “Open This End,” a five-year traveling museum show of works from the celebrated Blake Byrne collection in Los Angeles, currently at The Wallach Art Gallery, Columbia University, New York.

 

 

HelanderAt the Beach

“At The Beach” by Bruce Helander

 

Bruce Helander is an art critic, arts writer, curator and artist whose specialty is collage and assemblage. He has a master’s degree in painting from the prestigious Rhode Island School of Design, where he later became the Provost and Vice President for Academic Affairs of the college. He is a former White House fellow of the National Endowment for the Arts and has won the South Florida Cultural Consortium fellowship for professional achievement in the visual arts. He is one of two 2014 inductees to the Florida Artists Hall of Fame, Florida’s most prestigious arts and culture honor (the other is musician Tom Petty).

 

 

HelanderWoman In Mirror

“Woman In Mirror” by Bruce Helander

 

 

 

City Link magazine called Bruce Helander “Arguably the most recognized and successful collage artist in the country…” and Kenworth Moffett, the former director of the Museum of Art, Fort Lauderdale, said in Gold Coast magazine that, “If there was a Pulitzer Prize for collage, Helander would surely win it.”

 

Blue White and Yellow Helander 9800, 9/3/08, 3:46 PM, 8C, 8836x11242 (162+0), 150%, SG Redfish Pol, 1/15 s, R76.8, G64.6, B78.2

               “Rodeo Rider” by Bruce Helander

 

 

 

His work is in over fifty museum collections, including the Metropolitan Museum of Art, Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum, Brooklyn Museum, Smithsonian, Art Institute of Chicago, Los Angeles County Museum of Art, San Francisco Museum of Modern Art, Whitney Museum of American Art and Museum of Contemporary Art (MOCA) in Los Angeles. The artist and his work has been the subject of 100 reviews and articles in numerous publications, including Art in America, ARTnews, and The Washington Post.

 

HelanderPost Triangle

“Post Triangle” by Bruce Helander

 

 

Helander is the former Editor-in-Chief of The Art Economist magazine and recently exhibited his work at Georgia Scherman Projects (Toronto), Corzine Fine Art (Los Angeles), Peter Marcelle Gallery (Bridgehampton, New York), Cornell Museum of Art (Delray Beach), ArtHouse 429 (Northwood), and Nicole Henry Fine Art (West Palm Beach). Most currently, his work was shown by Arcature Fine Art at Art Miami and Art Miami New York/Pier 94 and by Tansey Contemporary at Art Wynwood. Helander is now focusing on a retrospective of his collages and paintings for the Coral Springs Museum of Art, scheduled for 2017, and his collages are included in “Open This End,” a five-year traveling museum show of works from the celebrated Blake Byrne collection in Los Angeles, currently at The Wallach Art Gallery, Columbia University, New York.

 

 

 

HelanderHigh Heel Helper

“High Heel helper” by Bruce Helander

 

 

 

For more information about Bruce Helander please visit:

www.brucehelander.com

 

 

 

ART SALONS offer stimulating conversations with other artists in the community. 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:

NEW LOCATION: All Salons meet in the Library of the Armory Art Center, 1700 Parker Avenue, West Palm Beach, Florida 3340, in the historic Art Deco Armory building to the left of the garden.

If you’re driving North on I-95, turn right/ east 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 about this event or other exhibits, workshops, classes at the Armory Art Center, please visit: armoryart.org

 

 

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Palm Beach Gardens, FL 33420

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Art Palm Beach – Free Lectures!

ArtPalmBeach Lecture Series Features Famous Muses, Artistic Figures and Renowned Experts

In celebration of ArtPalmBeach’s 15th Anniversary the fair’s lecture program focuses on collecting, artistic processes, museum practices, art criticism, history and today’s art practices.  The fair has invited internationally acclaimed art historians, critics, collectors, museum directors, curators and artists to engage in dynamic conversations and presentations to create an informed dialogue with ArtPalmBeach attendees.  There will be time for the audience to meet the presenters personally after each session series. All lectures are free and open to the public. The schedule follows.

 

 

Behind The Lens of William John Kennedy

 

Friday, January 20th | Fair Hours: 12-7pm

“Full Circle: Before They Were Famous”  Video Presentation, 12:30 PM-1:30PM

Presented by Ultra Violet, Artist and Warhol “superstar” Video by William John Kennedy represented by KIWI Arts Group

A 40 minute video presentation shot in the early 1960s when fine art photographer William John Kennedy forged a friendship with both Robert Indiana and Andy Warhol, these images capture the two artists and their soon-to-be iconic works at the seminal point of their careers and the birth of the Pop Art Movement.

“In Between”     Lecture, 2:00 PM-3:00 PM 

By Jun Kaneko, Artist and ArtPalmBeach 2012 Visionary Award Recipient

Jun Kaneko will give a visual and informative talk about his artwork, philosophy and designs for opera.

“Glass as Art: The First Century”      Panel Discussion, 3:30 PM-4:30 PM

               Moderated by Bill Warmus, former curator at the Corning Glass Museum

               Panel Participants: Mary Shaffer, Mark Peiser, Beth Lipman, and Lino Tagliapietra

This panel celebrates the 50th anniversary of the Studio Glass movement. We begin with the historic workshops at the Toledo Museum of Art in 1962, explore the first major contemporary glass exhibition at The Metropolitan Museum of Art in 1980, and conclude by speculating wildly about the next 50 years.

Landscapes: Ceramics in a Non-Traditional Format Fired   Lecture, 5:00 -6:00 PM                By Margie Hughto represented by Loveed Fine Art

               Margie Hughto is an internationally recognized mixed-media artist who has examined ceramics in a non-traditional contemporary format.  Peter Doroshenko, executive Director of Dallas Contemporary called Hughto, “a unique and paradoxical artist. Her works are alternatively monumental and intimate in scale, mute and garish in color, objectively descriptive and purely abstract in subject matter.”

Saturday, January 21st | Fair Hours: 12-7pm

Jewish Identity & Intensity in the Work of George Wardlaw  Lecture, 1:30-2:30

            By Ori Z. Soltes, Professorial Lecturer in Theology and Fine Arts at Georgetown University and former director of the B’nai B’rith Klutznick National Jewish Museum in Washington, D.C.

               George Wardlaw has never allowed his work to stay confined by categories—his painting is sculptural, his sculpture is both painterly and architectural, his early small-scale metalsmithing resonate within his later gargantuan artworks.  Wardlaw’s work reflects art history in both its universal concerns and, in a varied array of works, in the questions that art history raises for contemporary Jewish artists.  His work is a dazzling expression of diversely shaped identity and intensity.

The View from Over There, Over Here     Lecture, 3:00 PM-4:00 PM  

By Michael Kimmelman, Chief Architecture Critic and Former Chief Art Critic of the New York Times

Michael Kimmelman shares his experience studying art and architecture in Europe as an overseas correspondent for the New York Times.  This lecture will discuss art, architecture and culture, and the differences in perspective between Europe and the United States.

Ceramics as Art: Not a New Idea?    Lecture, 4:30 PM-5:30 PM

               By Ulysses Dietz, Curator of Decorative Arts at the Newark Museum

Dietz has been working with both contemporary and historic decorative arts at the Newark Museum in Newark, New Jersey for over 30 years. This lecture will examine how ceramics have been interpreted in the past and in today’s generation.

Sunday, January 22nd | Fair Hours: 12-7pm

Life with Warhol: Then and Now    Panel Discussion, 1:30 PM-2:30 PM

                Moderated by Bruce Heander, Editor-and-Chief, The Art Economist                Panel Participants: Warhol “superstars” Ultra Violet and Jane Holzer

               In the late 1960s, Andy Warhol and his “Factory” epitomized the fusion of high society and art.  Both Ultra Violet and Baby Jane Holzer were once the “superstars” who served as muses, subject matter, and company in the New York City social circuit.  This conversation will discuss the connection each woman had with Warhol during the Factory era, and how that experience has influenced their lives today.

Collecting in 2012: Various Voices of Palm Beach  Panel Discussion, 3:00-4:00 PM

Moderated by Dr. Rodger Ward, Independent Scholar and Adjunct Curator of Collectors, The Bass Museum of Art, Miami Beach

Panel Participants: Sylvia Karman Cubina, Director and Chief Curator of the Bass Museum, Miami Beach; Michael Mezzatesta, Private Art Advisor, Director Emeritus of the Nasher Museum of Art, Duke University and James Swope, Owner, Fine Arts Conservation Inc, West Palm Beach Collecting in Palm Beach has never been more representative of a wide range of age groups, interests, and priorities. Join Roger Ward and several active collectors for a lively discussion representing different spheres of engagement with the contemporary market.

The New Southeastern Center for Contemporary Art:

Directions in Contemporary Art    Lecture, 4:30 PM-5:30 PM

By Mark Leach, Director of SECCA

               Mark Leach will discuss the new direction the Southeastern Center of Contemporary Art has headed towards since he was named Director in 2007.  The diverse array of recent acquisitions, programming, and development has helped to transform the arts center and continue its distinguished legacy.

Monday, January 23rd | Fair Hours: 12-6pm

Full Circle: Before They Were Famous Video Presentation, 12:30 PM-1:30PM

 Presented by Ultra Violet, Artist and Warhol “superstar” Video by William John Kennedy represented by KIWI Arts Group

               A 40 minute video presentation shot in the early 1960s when fine art photographer William John Kennedy forged a friendship with both Robert Indiana and Andy Warhol, these images capture the two artists and their soon-to-be iconic works at the seminal point of their careers and the birth of the Pop Art Movement.

The ICP Legacy and New Directions in Photography   Lecture, 2:00 PM-3:00 PM

By Willis “Buzz” Hartshorn, Director of the International Center for Photography

               Hartshorn traces the legacy of the International Center of Photography and how the collection has transformed over the years.

Whitespace: The Impact of Private Collections on Community Programming

Panel  Discussion, 3:00 PM – 4:00 PM   

Moderated by Elayne Mordes, Owner and Director of Whitespace: The Mordes Collection. Panel Participants: Nathalia Edenmont, Artist and John J. McGurk, Curator

               Owner and Director, Elayne Mordes leads a conversation on what’s to come for Whitespace and its future relevance within the community.  Nathalia Edenmont, mid-career artist, will speak about her exhibition at Whitespace and John J. McGurk, previous independent curator at Whitebox, will speak of his experience, goals and thoughts concerning the program.

For more information on ArtPalmBeach programming and for a full schedule of events, please visit www.artpalmbeach.com. All changes will be online.

For coverage of your events, listing of announcements in our events section, 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