Overview Of Classes, Workshops, Free Events At Art on Park Gallery: All Open To The Public

Art on Park Gallery is a busy place! Tonight is the Opening Reception for: Kenneth Earl Dempsey’s SOLO Exhibition, and there are Free classes, poetry workshops, jewelry classes, drawing classes and Art Salons as well!  The Rickie report shares all the details and reminds artists to submit for the upcoming exhibit: “Drawing and Pulled Prints”.  Art Lovers:  What a plethora of events to take advantage of!

 

 

 

800 Park Avenue    Lake Park, FL 33403

561.345.2842      www.artistsofpalmbeachcounty.com

 

 

APBC   Art On Park Gallery

Presents:

Kenneth Earl Dempsey

 “Across the Pond and Back Again – Positano +50”

 

 

Opening Reception:  Friday, November 10th

 5  – 8 PM

 Free Admission, Free Parking

 

 

 

NOW TAKING SUBMISSIONS FOR THE “DRAWING/PULLED PRINTS EXHIBIT”:

http://www.artistsofpalmbeachcounty.org/eventdetail.php?289

 

 

UPCOMING EVENTS:

Saturday, November 11 at 2 PM: Open Poetry Reading

Saturday, November 25 at 2 PM: Free Collage Class

Monday, November 27 at 6 PM: Art Salon

 

 

 

 

 

For more information about this exhibit, future exhibits, classes and workshops please visit:

www.artistsofpalmbeachcounty.com

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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 “Hablando En Chino” With Juan Erman Gonzales Tuesday, January 3rd

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  “Hablando En Chino” with  Juan Erman Gonzales on Tuesday, January 3, 2017.  The Rickie Report shares the details and some sneak peeks.

 

 

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1700 Parker Avenue    West Palm Beach, Florida 33401

(561) 832-1776      armoryart.org

 

 

AT THE ART SALON:

TUESDAY, January 3, 2017

6:30 -8:30 pm

“HABLANDO EN “CHINO”

PRESENTED BY

JUAN ERMAN GONZALES

IN THE ARMORY ART CENTER LIBRARY

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.

 

 

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“Female – Unspecified” by Juan Erman Gonzales

Juan Antonio Gonzalez, better known as “Erman” (Cuba, 1956), is a mixed media artist whose theme driven, series based works are rooted in migration. Using utilitarian methods like wood-work, sewing and ceramics Erman creates original components for 2 and 3D collage, assemblage and installations long thought to echo and materialize remembrance, to converse about exile, displacement, up-rootness and transculture, with sub-contexts of family, gender and Afro-Caribbean folklore, from a Cuban-American vernacular. This dialogue is achieved with a very personal iconography: empty chairs and cups, ladders reaching heights and depths, wearer-less shoes, floating windows, the bifurcated but not barren landscape presented in a sub-reality where familial issues of home and homelands are questioned, challenged and when successful, resolved. He has taught art practices to children and adults living with disabilities and has been the guest lecturer at Edna Manley College in Jamaica, the National Gallery of the Bahamas, FIT in New York, Colorado State University and Lincoln Center in Ft. Collins, Colorado and most recently at Broward College in Davie, Florida in conjunction with his solo, traveling exhibition “Cortando, Cosiendo y Recordando,” a catalogued survey of works curated by Rosie Gordon-Wallace.

 

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“Hollywood” by Juan Erman Gonzales

 

Erman’s works form part of many collections including the Miami Art Museum, Miami-Dade Public Library, Craig Robbin’s and Instituto Sacatar in Brazil where he was awarded an International Fellowship in 2006 culminating in a solo exhibition at ACBEU Gallery. He is presently engaged in a new series titled “I Am That, I Am” where using original stencils and drawing, he is experimenting with multiples, repetition and layering while analyzing names, adjectives and phraseology used by others when describing him.

 

 

 

 

ARMORY ART CENTER:

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.

For more information visit:

www.armoryart.org or call 561-832-1776 x33

ABOUT ART SALONS:

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:

http://www.elleschorrphotography.com/salon-presentations.php

 

 

 

 

 

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

Rickie Leiter, Publisher    

17019 SW Sapri Way    Port St. Lucie, FL 34986

Rickie@therickiereport.com     561-537-0291

Armory Art Salon Features Jo Ann Nava, Contemporary Folk Artist

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 “Bad Children Blessed Beasts” with Jo Ann Nava, Contemporary Folk Artist, on Tuesday, November 1st.  The Rickie Report shares the details and some sneak peeks.

 

 

 

 

 

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1700 Parker Avenue West Palm Beach, Florida 33401

 

 

 

 

AT THE ART SALON:

TUESDAY, November 1, 2016

6:30 -8:30 pm

“BAD CHILDREN BLESSED BEASTS”

PRESENTED BY

JO ANN NAVA

IN THE ARMORY ART CENTER LIBRARY

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.

 

 

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Jo Ann Nava calls herself a Contemporary Folk Artist. She says “My art is an appreciation of the simple daily experience and the rituals we create to celebrate and validate our existence”, about ” milk and nurturing, the affirmation of birth and the rituals we celebrate, the sanctity of wildlife and the reverence of aging”. She was born and raised in the South Bronx, New York, which she describes as “ akin to living in a John Sloan painting; with fire escapes, clothes lines and stick ball”. She discovered the world of art through visits to the Metropolitan and Natural History Museums with her mother, and then in Chicago, spending time at the Art Institute and the Field Museum, where she “developed a mutual admiration for contemporary artists and ancient artisans”. Both came into play when she moved to South Florida in 1981 and began designing textiles, murals and faux finishes for the interior design trade.

 

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“Light The Candles” by Jo Ann Nava (Photo Courtesy of www.joannnava.com)

 

As head artist and designer for Surface Art Inc., her hand painted textiles graced the homes and businesses of prominent private and commercial clients. For 15 years she was the resident artist for Twist Nightclub of Miami, where she transformed the South Beach hot spot each year with themes such as Pompeii, Picasso, Pollack, Tibetan temple, the Audubon Room and ancient Greek pottery painting. The combination of studying these many masters and years spent restoring and reproducing milk paint finishes for 18th century Swedish furniture heavily influenced materials used in her contemporary art. Her palette and application are instantly recognizable.

 

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“Walk The Plank” by Jo Ann Nava

 

Jo Ann has been showing her work in South Florida since the early 1980’s. In her first solo exhibition, “Cookies & Milk”, in Fort Lauderdale in 2006, familiar images were simplified and oversized. Milk, she notes, is the unifying human experience, which spans all times and cultures. Her next series, “Happy Birthday to You and You’, continued the theme of life affirming innocence with large paintings of candle lit cakes and a sculptural installation of children celebrating together. “Living Treasures”, her paintings of older vital Americans, were done with milk paints, house paints and varnishes used in furniture painting and murals to give the work an old world palette. House paint as a medium, she says, brings a harmony to the eye of what we see in our environment.

 

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“Peace Be With You” by Jo Ann Nava

 

Jo Ann recently relocated to Lake Worth, and had a solo exhibition at the Cultural Council of Palm Beach County in January, 2016. She now has a retrospective show of 30 years of work at Coral Springs Museum of Art, through November 19, 2016.

For more information about Jo Ann Nava, please visit:  www.joannnava.com

 

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“Crow Funeral” by Jo Ann Nava

 

ARMORY ART CENTER:

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.

For more information visit:

www.armoryart.org or call 561-832-1776 x33

 

 

 

ABOUT ART SALONS:

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.

 

 

 

 

 

 

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

17019 SW Sapri Way

Port St. Lucie, FL 34986

Rickie@therickiereport.com

561-537-0291

Armory Art Salon At Armory Art Center Features Randy Burman

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 “The Alchemy of Juxtaposed Elements and Metaphysical Confrontation in Sculpture, Installation, Painting and Print” with Randy Burman on Tuesday, October 4th.  The Rickie Report shares the details and some sneak peeks.

 

 

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1700 Parker Avenue     West Palm Beach, Florida 33401

 

 

 

 

 

AT THE ART SALON:

 

 

TUESDAY, OCTOBER 4, 2016

 6:30 -8:30 pm

 

 

 

”THE ALCHEMY OF JUXTAPOSED ELEMENTS AND METAPHYSICAL CONFRONTATION IN SCULPTURE, INSTALLATION, PAINTING AND PRINT”

PRESENTED BY:

RANDY BURMAN
Dept of Poetry Works

 

 

 

IN THE ARMORY ART CENTER LIBRARY

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.

 

 

 

 

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“Internatsyonale Fonschlong Zikherhayt Aperatus”

 

Randy Burman has been creating art all his life and showing it since 1965. He says: “Drawing widely from popular culture, art history, information design, and social and political events, my practice is based on bringing together disparate formal elements to reveal hidden, compelling connections, and seeks to reveal the cultural forces that develop unintentionally in the real and digital worlds of objects, material, and ideas.

 

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“Dept. of Poetry Works”

 

“The tone of my work – a back and forth between weighty intellectualism and flippancy – is deeply personal. My involvement in the counter-culture movements in the 1960s and 70s led me to question the history of fine art as much as the political and institutional regimes that dominate in the United States, a critique which often gets expressed in the form of humor”.

 

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Randy Burman

 

“These aspects of my own development have also resulted in yet another dichotomy in my practice – the utilization of destruction as a means for creating. Several pieces have involved the poaching of significant works by canonical artists, which are cut up, re-assembled, collaged, and in some cases, completely annihilated”.

 

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“Holy Mountain”

 

 

 

“Whether I’m meticulously creating or blatantly destroying for the sake of art, the experience of sublimity is the destination, and wit is often the means of arrival.”

 

 

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“United States of Oil”

 

 

Randy grew up in Baltimore, where he attended the Maryland Institute College of Art until he dropped out in his Junior year. He had his first one-man show soon after, and published a book of drawn poetry entitled” We Knows Who’s Crazy Baby”. He worked as a staff artist for the underground newspaper, “Harry”, as well as creating movie titles for John Waters’ “Pink Flamingos” and “Female Trouble”, before moving to Miami in 1976. There he worked at a silkscreen workshop at Lowe Art Museum, partnered with several graphic design studios, and began his own design firm, IKON Communication + Marketing Design, where he continues as Creative Director today.

 

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“Discrimination Seating”

 

In 2005, Randy returned to fine art practice and in 2010 became a member of the Artformz Collective in Wynwood. He has shown his work at Artformz, Armory Art Center, Art Center of South Florida, 1310 Gallery in Fort Lauderdale, The Projects at Fat Village and many other places.  Please visit his website:  www.randyburman.com

 

 

 

ARMORY ART CENTER:

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.

For more information, visit www.armoryart.org or call 561-832-1776 x33.

 

ABOUT ART SALONS:

 

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.

 

 

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

Rickie@therickiereport.com

561-537-0291

Armory Art Salon Presents: Sensing Space Inside Out And Outside In With Carol Prusa

The Armory Art Center offers special opportunities to meet, connect, and discuss art  at the next Art Salon. Enjoy stimulating conversations with other artists, led by Elle Schorr. Topics 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. Explore the practical side of being an artist, of professional development and share useful resources.  Internationally known contemporary artist, Carol Prusa,  will be the guest presenter at the next Art Salon on Tuesday, May 5th.  Please note that this is the last Art Salon for this season. Salons will resume on the first Tuesday of each month, starting in October. 

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AT THE MAY ART SALON:

TUESDAY, MAY 5th, 2015

 

Fearful Symmetry – Sensing Space Inside Out and Outside In

 

PRESENTED BY CAROL PRUSA

 

6:30 – 8:30 p.m.

$10. Fee to Attend

Salons meet in the Library of the Armory Art Center

1700 Parker Avenue   W. Palm Beach, FL 33401

 

"I Dreamed You" by Carol Prusa

“I Dreamed You” by Carol Prusa

 

 

 

Carol Prusa tells The Rickie Report, “Contemplating what it means to make something from nothing, I will discuss the creation of context, content and meaning through the installation of my work and the evolution of my visual language from inner space to expression in outer space.”

 

 

 

"Entanglement" by Carol Prusa

“Entanglement” by Carol Prusa

 

 

 

Galileo’s quote from Il Saggiatore that says: “[The Universe] is written in the language of mathematics and its characters are triangles, circles, and other geometric figures.” Carol says, “It resonates with how I know things. I explore symmetry, infinity, the void, complexity and emergent forms as a gateway to creating my worlds.”

 

 

"Paradise" by Carol Prusa

“Paradise” by Carol Prusa

 

 

“My work references the organic nature of life and connection to geometry. Paul Valery wrote, ‘The Universe is built on a plan the profound symmetry of which is somehow present in the inner structure of our intellect.’ I plumb that intellect for its vital beauty, attempting to visually deliver a ‘theory of everything’ as comprehensively as a physicist”, she explains.

 

 

 

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“Fertile” by Carol Prusa

 

 

Internationally known for her contemporary and large scale use of silverpoint, Carol Prusa currently teaches painting as a Professor of Art at Florida Atlantic University. She has been in numerous exhibitions and was awarded a South Florida Cultural Consortium Fellowship for Visual and Media Artists (2002, 2008). Her work is in private and public collections worldwide.

 

 

 

 

Carol Prusa In The Studio

Carol Prusa In The Studio

 

 

 

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. Schedule of upcoming Art Salons and Videos of past Art Salon Presentations are now available at  http://www.elleschorrphotography.com. Upcoming Art Salons are also listed at http://www.armoryart.org/ArtSalons.

 

DIRECTIONS:

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.

 

 

ABOUT THE ARMORY ART CENTER:

 

The mission of the Armory Art Center is to inspire the creation and experience of art. The Armory’s vision is to be Palm Beach County’s leading visual arts education and exhibition center. Housed in an historic art deco building, the Armory provides art classes for students of all ages, exhibitions, art salons, lectures, and special events. Twenty exhibitions are hosted annually in three galleries. Nearly 100 courses held in 12 state-of-the-art studios are offered including ceramics, digital arts, drawing, glass fusing, jewelry, painting, printmaking, fibers, sculpture, and more. For more information, visit www.armoryart.org or call 561-832-1776 x33.

 

 

 

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

P.O.Box 33423

Palm Beach Gardens, FL 33420

Rickie@therickiereport.com

561-537-0291

Art Salon Showcases “Sisters of the Cloth”, Barbara Cheives and Kianga Jinaki

Barbara Cheives and Kianga Jinaki, fiber artists and friends, will be sharing their excitement and lives of cultural activism as well as their love of artistic creativity at the upcoming Art Salon on August 5th.  The Rickie Report takes great joy in sharing this information, as each woman brings her own personality, creativity and her-story to the elements engendered by working with textiles.  This is Open to the Public, with a small fee to cover the costs of operating these Salons at the Armory Art Center, so ably accomplished by Elle Schorr.

 

 

 

AT THE ART SALON :

 

“SISTERS OF THE CLOTH”

 

 

TUESDAY, AUGUST 5TH, 2014

BARBARA CHEIVES AND KIANGA JINAKI

 

There’s a $10 fee to attend.

Armory Art Center

1700 Parker Avenue  W.Palm Beach, FL

 

Barbara Cheives' Quilt

Barbara Cheives’ Quilt

 

 

 

Barbara Cheives says of her work, ” I learned to sew as a teenager and loved making clothes for myself and my friends.  In what seems like a former life, I obtained a degree in Fashion Buying & Merchandising and worked in the garment district for over 10 years.  Most of those years were spent buying and selling textiles.  When I left New York, I left that world behind until a Japanese American friend convinced me to work with him at the Houston Quilt Festival where he was selling vintage kimono to quilters….I was hooked.”

 

Barbara Cheives' Scarves and Pillows

Barbara Cheives’ Scarves and Pillows

 

 

“I have a natural affinity for the African culture and with a new appreciation for the garments, art and culture of Japan, Afrasia was born.  The colors and textures of the fabrics work well together to form a unique marriage of cultures that preserves vintage Japanese Kimono and Obi blended with modern African fabric, African inspired trims, beads, and ‘found’ items. Call it multi-cultural recycling.  I spend my days as a consultant working to bridge the gap between cultures and I continue that work through my art. As a Fiber Artist, my one of a kind wearable and decorative art represents a harmonious blend of cultures.”

 

 

 

Barbara Cheives' Wall Hanging

Barbara Cheives’ Wall Hanging

 

Barbara spends her days as a consultant working to bridge the gap between cultures, ” I continue that work through my art. You never know where life will take you. Whenever I’m asked how I got into race relations and diversity, I have a simple answer – GOD. I did not choose my current career, it chose me. The beauty of it is that now I have the best of both of my worlds. I can satisfy my social justice side through my work and my love of fabric and color through my art.”  

 

Barbara Cheives' Pillows

Barbara Cheives’ Pillows

 

 

Barbara is the President and CEO of Converge & Associates Consulting, specializing in race and ethnic relations consulting and Cultural Competency Training.  Barbara’s consulting expertise includes law enforcement and public safety, media, education and corporations. Barbara is a native New Yorker who has called West Palm Beach home since 1990.  Additionally, she serves on the National Board of the Institute of Community Peace in Washington, DC. She is Immediate Past President of National Coalition of 100 Black Women, Inc. West Palm Beach Chapter and the Co-Chair of the Tabernacle Missionary Baptist Church Social Justice Ministry. Barbara is an alumna of Leadership Palm Beach County, from the Class of 2002.

 

 

Kianga Jinaki's Wall Hanging,"The Divine One"

Kianga Jinaki’s Wall Hanging,”Divine One” (Photo Courtesy of Her Website)

 

 

Kianga Jinaki says: “My media of choice are collage, dolls, & quilts. When it is enhancing to what I am creating, the written word is also incorporated. The influences of the African diaspora which were prevalent as I grew up in Baltimore, not only shaped me but my art. The love, honor and respect that I have for my heritage permeates my work. Doll making and quilting appeal to me because they are both multi-media constructions that allow me to indulge my love of working with fabric, fibers, and embellishments.”

 

 

Kinaga Jinaki's Wall Hanging," The Left Bank"

Kianga Jinaki’s Wall Hanging,” The Left Bank”  (Photo Courtesy of her website)

 

 

“Starting with the initial idea of a piece I begin collecting the things that I want to incorporate in the final work. As the piece begins to reveal itself I add to or take away until before me is the art piece that I was reaching inside for. The inspiration for my work is everywhere and is funneled thru how I experience, see and feel things.”

 

 

 

Kinaga Janika's Doll, "From The Blacker Berry's Fairy Collection"

Kianga Janika’s Doll, “From The Blacker Berry’s Fairy Collection” (Photo Courtesy of her Website)

 

 

She goes on to explain, “Romare Bearden once said ‘It’s not what you see when you looking at a painting, but what you feel.’ In my work I am also striving to get the viewer to connect to a feeling, to deliver a message. Sometimes that message is delivered as a whisper and sometimes I’m yelling at the top of my lungs.”

 

 

Kianga Jinaki Offers Doll Workshops ( Photo Courtesy of her website)

Kianga Jinaki Offers Doll Workshops ( Photo Courtesy of her website and Simone Infantry Photography)

 

 

Kianga Jinaki is originally from Baltimore, where she earned a Bachelor’s degree in Community Mental Health from Morgan State University.  In addition to being an artist, she is a licensed massage therapist and yoga teacher, and the mother of 4 adult children.  She is a teaching artist for the Norton Museum of Art’s P.A.C.E. program, and resides in West Palm Beach.

 

For more information about Barbara Cheives please email:  afrasia1@bellsouth.net

For more information about Kianga Jinaki please visit: www.kiangajinaki.com

 

 

 

 

 


ART SALONS

 

 

The 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:

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 right on Park Avenue. The entrance and main parking lot of the Armory Art Center is halfway up the block on the left side.

 

 

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