Art Salon At Armory Art Center Features Internationally Renown Installation Artist Allison Kotzig

ART SALONS at the ARMORY ART CENTER in West Palm Beach are a gathering place for artists throughout the region. Each month from October to May, Art Salons offer presentations by professional artists whose artwork is being shown in museums and galleries in South Florida. Presenters show their work, talk about their influences, and explore the work of artists showing in museums and galleries. Stimulating discussions follow, led by Coordinator, Elle Shorr.  The public is invited to ” Mysteries of the Forest: Ouroboros, Spirits, and Feminine Power” with Allison Kotzig on Tuesday, March 7, 2017. The Rickie Report shares the details and some sneak peeks.





1700 Parker Avenue West Palm Beach, Florida 33401

(561) 832-1776




TUESDAY, March 7, 2017

6:30 -8:30 pm

” Mysteries of the Forest: Ouroboros, Spirits, and Feminine Power”





There’s a $10 fee to attend.
If you’d like to bring some snacks or drinks to share, that would be much appreciated. Feel free to share this announcement with friends.



“Dark Ouroboros” by Allison Kotzig



Allison Kotzig’s current work is focused on concepts of impermanence, myth, feminine power, fertility, cyclicality and infinity. A large part of her practice involves artistic deconstruction of social justice. Bones and found objects, both natural and human-made are used, along with video, paint, hide, and board. Her video work explores dream and trance states brought about by light reflection and movement as they relate to identity, transformation, mystery and transcendental experience.


Allison Kotzig inside Installation Art Piece




She is an installation, video and mixed media artist who works and shows internationally. Her work is rooted in the mysteries of the forest, dream states, social protest and womanism.  After leaving school and striking out on her own to explore the world as a young punk rock feminist at age 15, Allison Kotzig lived in her car in a protracted journey across the United States. After returning to school, studying Neuropsychology and getting a Masters Degree in Medieval History from Dublin’s Trinity College, she now splits her time between Miami and Slovakia.



Ouroboros nest egg” by Allison Kotzig



In Slovakia, she helps run an Inn and organic slow food restaurant which is focused on growing their own vegetables and keeping bees. She is a co-founder of the Slovak-based cook4refugee, a volunteer organization that cooks and delivers food to refugees on the move and in transit camps, and of the Miami-based collective Artists For Black Lives Matter.



“Forest Spirit Rising Installation at FAT Village Dec.,2015 by Allison Kotzig

In the USA, Kotzig has recently shown work at The Box Gallery and “Unleashed” at the New Arts Venue in West Palm Beach, Art Fort Lauderdale, the Projects in FAT Village, Fort Lauderdale, “Resurrecting Venus” at The Amadlozi Gallery, Miami and numerous other locations. Internationally, she’s had a solo shows organized by the Embassy of Ireland in Bratislava as well as with Beddington Gallery in France. She often shows work in service of cancer research with Gemlucart in Monaco. Her video work has been screened in Spain, Bangkok, Venice, Rome, Naples, France, as well as in many locations within the United States






The mission of the Armory Art Center is to inspire the creation and experience of art. The Armory’s vision is to be the leading visual arts education and exhibition center of the Palm Beaches. Housed in an historic Art Deco building, the Armory provides art classes for students of all ages, exhibitions, art salons, lectures, and special events. Held in twelve state-of-the-art studios, nearly 100 courses are offered including ceramics, digital arts, drawing, glass fusing, jewelry, painting, printmaking, fibers, sculpture, and 20 exhibitions are hosted annually in four galleries.

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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. Art Salons also offer the opportunity to explore the practical side of being an artist, enhance professional development, share useful resources, and network with other artists. Elle Schorr, a well known artist / photographer who spends much of her time at museums and art exhibits locally and internationally, has been facilitating the salons, hosted by the Armory Art Center, since 2012. All are welcome to join in these timely explorations of trends in contemporary art and individual artists’ work.

Videos of past Art Salon presentations are available on-line at:








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Vivid Arts App Offers Free Details For Three Florida Art Fairs And Festivals

Vivid Arts will offer a free App experience for three South Florida Events in January.  The culturally curious will now have the digital tools to enjoy Art Synergy at Art Palm Beach Week 2017, Continuum West Palm Beach and Art Fort Lauderdale with the upcoming update in the Vivid Arts iOS app.  The Rickie Report shares the details here.








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Here’s the link: Vivid Arts on the App Store



Vivid Arts, a digital platform focused on growing the arts and culture community through a connected and unified platform, recently launched an update to their iOS app that integrates events and enhances the user experience. The updated ‘Live Events’ features will act as a digital tour guide and give users the info and tools to know what’s going on at each event. Users will be able to get Google Maps directions directly to the event, see each event’s show lineup as well as the event’s participating artists, and share their photos taken from the Vivid Arts app directly to social media or to their friends.


“We’re excited just to be part of these fantastic upcoming South Florida art events,” Edgar Garcia, Founder of Vivid Arts, said. “Vivid Arts is extremely proud to simplify the experience from start to finish for attendees.”






  • Art Synergy at Art Palm Beach Week 2017 will produce more than 65 exhibitions throughout the nine Palm Beach County Art Districts in January 2017 during Art Palm Beach week. The nine art districts are: Antique Row, Artists Alley, Boynton Beach Art District, Lake Park and North Palm Beach Art District, Lake Worth Arts, Northwood Village, West Palm Beach, and Worth Ave.

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  • Continuum West Palm Beach’s mission is to collaborate different artistic disciplines while enhancing the community. This event will be located in CityPlace at the former Brookstone store and is in partnership with ArtPalmBeach and Art Synergy, produced by ATB Fine Artists & Designers LLC.




  • Art Fort Lauderdale is a revolutionary art fair hosted at properties on the intracoastal waterways in Fort Lauderdale – incorporating a different approach to view, interact and purchase art. It will be an outlet that will give artists the opportunity to showcase their work whether they are independent or being represented by a gallery.


In addition, Vivid Arts is proud to announce it has brought on a Digital Advertising Specialist and a marketing intern to their team, Omer Usta and Deanna Campbell, respectively.  Mr. Usta has a B.A. in Business Administration from Yeditepe University in Istanbul  Turkey, and twelve years of work experience in digital marketing. Most recently, Omer has worked with the Turkish power comparison platform, Seçelektrik, and Ram Marketing Group in Coconut Creek, Fla.  Ms. Campbell has a B.A. in Marketing from Florida Atlantic University. She will take take on some project management and digital marketing responsibilities.



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