Special Fine Art Exhibit And Lecture With Hubert Phipps And Craig McPherson At Center For Creative Education

The Center For Creative Education brings special fine art exhibition featuring Hubert Phipps and Craig McPherson plus recent glass vitrigraph drawings by Bruce Helander. The Public is Invited to a Special Opening Reception on Friday, February 9th plus a Lecture with Hubert Phipps on Saturday, February 10th.  Kudos to CCE for bringing artists to our area to enhance everyone’s art education!  The Rickie Report shares the details and some sneak peeks.

 

425 24th Street    West Palm Beach, FL 33407
T: (561) 805-9927       cceflorida.org

 

Special Fine Art Exhibition

Hubert Phipps and Craig McPherson

with

Recent Glass Vitrigraph Drawings by Bruce Helander

Special Opening Reception:

Friday, February 9

6:00 pm to 8:30 pm

 

$10 Entry – Supporting CCE’s Arts in Education charitable mission for children.

Exhibition runs February 9 to March 17

Free to public during regular gallery hours: Tuesdays through Saturdays – 10am to 4pm

“Alpha” by Hubert Phipps

 

Special Programming

Artist Hubert Phipps: a Lecture 

Saturday, February 10

2:00 pm to 3:00 pm

A special event hosted in The Hilton Theater at CCE

Free to the Public!

 

 

Hubert Phipps in Studio

 

An American and British citizen, was born in Virginia in 1957. He attended the Art Students League in New York, the Deerfield Academy in Massachusetts, and the San Francisco Art Institute. In the 1980’s he was a professional automobile race driver. In 2005, he built an art studio in Northern Virginia.  Phipps’ artistry is found in permanent collections including: Coral Spring Museum of Art, Tufts University Gallery, Colorado Springs Museum of Art, and Fortin Conde de Mirasol, Vieques, Puerto Rico.  The artist uses many media, including charcoal drawings, sculpture, metal, and mixed media to express his creativty.

 

“Quantum Universe” by Hubert Phipps

 

 

 

Phipps shares the following about his creative process: “I like things that are different. That is what fascinates me about abstract art; the mystery of it. For the most part I think I know what I am looking at as I go about my daily routine, and that is reassuring. Especially when I am out navigating the byways and the skyways. Yet I yearn to discover new worlds, otherworldly type worlds that are lurking in the deeper recesses of the mind. I glimpse these worlds from time to time. It may come in the middle of the night, a vision, unidentifiable, yet lovely shapes appear and I don’t have a clue what they are. What is so tantalizing to me is the endless possibilities of what they can be and I feel compelled to flesh them out and capture them on paper, on canvas, or as a 3D object.

To me, the most powerful art is that which connects within me before I even start or analyze it through thought. It is not anything I can understand or describe by thinking but something that when I look at it I am filled with awe and wonderment. This is what I experience when I stand in the presence of the great works of art that have come before.

Creating art is my opportunity to experience the realm of the abstract mind in a very inmate way. From a practical standpoint the challenge is in transforming that vision into physical form. This is what goes on in the studio. With the strokes that I change and adjust constantly until it gives me that mysterious quality that I am looking for. The sculpture usually starts with a sketch but goes through its own metamorphosis necessary in converting the 2D drawing to a 3D object. During this process I strive to create beauty, balance and other aesthetic elements but somehow the work always takes on a life of its own. It just seems to happen despite the endless struggles I experience through the creative process.

In the end I am an observer as much as anything else.”

 

 

 

 

 

 

For more information about these events, workshops, free classes:

Contact: Jonathon Ortiz-Smykla | jonathono@cceflorida.org

The Gallery at Center for Creative Education 
425 24th Street, West Palm Beach, FL 33407
561-805-9927       cceflorida.org

 

 

 

 

 

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Lighthouse ArtCenter Lunch And Learn Series Presents Artist, Lecturer And Cultural Envoy Helen Zughaib

The Lighthouse ArtCenter is privileged and honored to have Helen Zughaib speak at the February 21st Lunch and Learn event. Whether lecturing at Harvard University’s Center of Government and International Studies, a foreign embassy, or at one of the many galleries that exhibit her work, Helen Zughaib promotes the message that “art can be an agent of change.” Although she does not consider herself a political artist, Helen believes that the arts are one of the most important tools we have to help shape and foster dialogue and positive ideas between the Middle East and the United States. Her work and dynamic presentations have Helen in high demand at galleries and institutions around the world. The Rickie Report shares the details and some sneak peeks here. Get your tickets now!

 

373 Tequesta Drive  Tequesta, FL 33469
561-746-3101
Monday – Friday, 10 am – 4 pm ​Saturday, 10 am – 2 pm  Sunday, closed www.LighthouseArts.org

 

 

 

Wednesday, February 21, 2018

 

Helen Zughaib: Art as an Agent of Change

 

Tickets: $75

Lighthouse ArtCenter Gallery

 

 

 

“Blind Charity” by Helen Zughaib

 

 

Helen is an internationally recognized artist, lecturer and cultural envoy. Her work can be found in galleries and museums in the United States, Europe and Lebanon and her paintings are included in many private and public collections, including the White House, World Bank, Library of Congress, the U.S. Consulate General, Vancouver, Canada, the American Embassy in Baghdad, Iraq, the Arab American National Museum and the DC Art Bank Collection. 

 

 

“Figs and Raisins” by Helen Zughaib

 

She was recently awarded a grant from the DC Commission on the Arts and Humanities and currently included in the new Washingtonia Collection, in Washington DC. Her works have been included in several Art in Embassy exhibitions abroad including Brunei, Nicaragua, Mauritius, Iraq, Belgium and Lebanon.  “Art crosses borders of all kinds, religious, geographic and racial boundaries,” Helen states. “I think art begins conversation in an open and non-threatening way, so that opinions can be changed and grow even if it is just a little bit to try to see another side, to put oneself in an another’s shoes, to be empathetic.”

 

“Migration #1” by Helen Zughaib

 

 

 

In addition to her work as a painter and lecturer, Helen served as U.S. Cultural Envoy through the U.S. Department of State to Palestine, where she led a month-long workshop with Palestinian women artists from the West Bank. In 2009, she visited Switzerland and France, under the U.S. Department of State’s Speaker and Specialist Program, sharing her work with universities and schools. In October 2016, she traveled to Saudi Arabia as U.S. Cultural Envoy, speaking to young Saudi women artists. Her paintings have been gifted to heads of state.

 

 

 

For further information about Ms. Zughaib go to http://hzughaib.com/index.html. For information about purchasing tickets for the Lunch and Learn event please go to LighthouseArts.org or call 561-746-3101.

 

 

 

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Benzaiten Center For Creative Arts Announces Three Days Of Events With Glass Artists Julia And Robin Rogers

Benzaiten Center For Creative Arts welcome the public to three days of events featuring the art of renown glass artists, Julia and Robin Rogers.  Mark your calendars for February 23rd, 24th, and 25th for glassblowing, dinner, and music plus a Family Fun Day!  The Rickie Report shares the details and some sneak peeks!  

 

 

 

1105 2nd Avenue, South          Lake Worth, FL

561.508.7315

Parking in back of building on 3rd Avenue

 

BENZAITEN CENTER FOR CREATIVE ARTS

WELCOMES YOU

TO THREE DAYS OF EVENTS

FEATURING THE ART

OF

RENOWNED GLASS ARTISTS

JULIA & ROBIN ROGERS

February 23rd to 25th

 

Julia and Robin Rogers, renown glass artists

 

 

 

Thursday, February 23rd 6pm – 9pm
“Meet The Artist Dinner”  $100

 

This is an elegant, intimate sit-down dinner for only 30 people held in our Center’s beautiful gallery featuring one-on-one time with the visiting artists, a lecture by the artists, and piano music

 

“Group 2” by Julia and Robin Rogers

 

 

 

Friday, February 24th
“Gallery Openings”

$10 at the door or Free with basic membership
6pm – 8pm

This is a lovely cocktail reception with hors d’oeuvres, wine, piano music, and a private glassblowing demo by the artists

8pm – 10pm

Now we open our doors to the young people, or people who are young at heart, and do a second glassblowing demo to the strains of live jazz music by the RECLAIM BRASS BAND

 

“Urban Group” by Julia and Robin Rogers

 

Saturday, February 25th
“Family Demo Day”
2pm – 5pm
FREE EVENT

This is a great family day featuring a 3 hour public demo by the visiting artists.

 

About the Artists:

Husband and Wife Team, Julia and Robin Rogers tell The Rickie Report, ” We are enlivened by the inherent qualities of molten glass; its luminosity, viscosity, and seductive flow.  Our interdisciplinary approach incorporates blown and sculpted glass with electronics, sound, light, shadow, and a host of other materials. Inspiration is around us all, our work is specifically driven by humanity, nature, science, and music. Collaboratively, we meld our ideas into, what hopefully are, contemplative, intriguing, and thought provoking works. In addition to sculpture, we create installation and performance”.

 

 

“Dancer” by Julia and Robin Rogers

 

 

 

Some of their series include, “Animalia Fantastica,” “Sentient & Sapient,” and “Architecture of the Mind.”  “Animalia Fantastica” is a series of blown/sculpted anthropomorphic glass figures.  Since the advent of human expression, animalia has been a driving source of inspiration. In fact, the oldest cave paintings depict animals and the hunt. This narrative continues in “Animalia Fantastica” touching on nourishment and sustainability.  “Sentient & Sapient” is a series of blown glass heads with mixed media that delves into our subject’s psyche.  These pieces physically and metaphorically open up to reveal the interior workings of the mind.  In “Architecture of the Mind,” heads are turned into buildings and the occupants and history of these buildings tell the story of the subject. Looking through the windows the dynamics of life are ever present.

 

 

 

 

“Sassy” by Julia and Robin Rogers

 

 

 

“With performance and installation, we are able to broaden our ideas, creating a larger picture. Ideas of collective conscious, life cycles, perception, and an advancing technological civilization are prevalent in this work.  In the “Journey,” a performance, using a video projected and reflected in a pool of water, we tell a story that begins in a modern, active city in the rain and takes viewers backward through time to the beginning of all life on earth.  We use hot glass in this piece to represent the primordial ooze where life first emerged. We are two artists living, breathing, and working together.  Our minds never stop imagining the possibilities of what can be explored, discovered, shared, and executed”.

 

 

To receive more information or to Register for these events, classes, workshops or upcoming events please  visit:

www.benzaitencenter.org

Call 561-508-7315 or
Email aholmes@benzaitencenter.org

 

Hours:

Tuesday through Saturday: 1:00 – 4:00 PM

Closed: Sundays and Mondays

Classes & Large Group Tours by appointment

Please call 561.508.7315 for more information

 

 

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Galleria Gilda Gallery Features Barbra Ellison “Trois Visages De France” And Introduces Adult Coloring Class

Galleria Gilda in Lake Worth invites you to an exhibit with Barbra Ellison from Virginia  on January 18th called “Trois Visages De France”. A former Pro-Market Representative for Canon USA, Barbra has traveled the nation and the world.  This Exhibit shares selected images from Paris, and the regions of Burgundy, and Loire. These images were processed and will be presented in 3 different ways through a variety of mediums. Barbra will be doing a presentation that evening, before the Exhibit opens.  The Gallery is also introducing an Adult Coloring Class on Friday, January 15th, with all materials supplied. Participants will have the opportunity to have their coloring exhibited.  The Rickie Report shares the details and some images here.  

 

 

 

 

Galleria  Gilda  

2211 North Dixie Highway    Lake Worth, FL 33460

 

 

Invites You:

 

“Trois Visages De France”

(Three Faces of France)  

Featuring Barbra Ellison

 

Monday, January 18th

Artist Lecture  6:30 pm  

Exhibit Opening  7 – 9 pm

 

 

 

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Barbra Ellison tells The Rickie Report, “In 2013, I traveled to France with my sister to honor my husband Michael, by visiting some of the areas that he lived as a child. During the journey, I documented churches, abbeys and neighborhoods of northern France, enjoying the time with my sister, as well as observing the culture and beauty of the countryside”.

 

Golden Girl

“Golden Girl” by Barbra Ellison

 

 

 

The selection of images from France cover three specific areas – Paris, and the regions of Burgundy and Loire, “Three Faces of France”. These images were processed and presented in three different ways, through a variety of mediums. The first series consists of scenes enhanced by the choice of Japanese paper, printed to create a softness through the torn edges and fibers that run through the scene. Traveling to the second group, the images were printed in black and white on French watercolor paper, and then hand colored with pastels to create the feeling of years gone by, reminders of the turn of the century chalk paintings. The final group consists of images that were printed on hand painted backgrounds of gold. All three groups of images were hand torn and floated on matching backdrops to maintain the simplicity of the images.

 

 

 

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“La Galerie de L’Opera” by Barbra Ellison

 

 

 

Barbara Ellison has been fortunate to be able to combine five loves– photography, art, gardening, travel and teaching – into her work. While a Pro-Market Representative for Canon USA for twenty-six years, she traveled throughout the US, lecturing and instructing on various photographic topics such as botanical and macro photography, printing and alternative processes. She covered events including presidential inaugurals, the Kentucky Derby and U.S. Open Tennis in addition to photographing travel, nature and the landscape.

 

 

 

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“Cool Dog” by Barbra Ellison

 

 

 

Barbra continues to teach workshops on art and photography, specializing in location shoots, botanical imagery and creative printing. She has shown her work in galleries throughout the East Coast and in various books and publications. She continues to create mixed media pieces at her home in Virginia.

 

For more information about Barbra Ellison:

www.barbarajellison.com

or

imagesbyellison@earthlink.net

 

 

 

ADULT  COLORING:

 

 

JackeeswinsonAdult coloring flyer

 

 

 

 

For more information about this Exhibit, the Adult Coloring Event or Galleria Gilda, please contact:

Jackee Swinson
info@artinfl.org
www.artinfl.org
561-714-4871

 

 

 

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Levis JCC Presents “Holocaust Heroes: Fierce Females” Exhibit Sharing Positive Role Models By Linda Stein

In a world filled with instant media images that cause us to despair, the Levis JCC shares an exhibit that shows us courage in the face of what seemed insurmountable.  Linda Stein is an artist, activist, lecturer, and performer who explores gender roles and inspires compassion, empathy and bravery. She takes lessons of not-so-long-ago and shows us how they relate to our immediate time.  In her new series, Linda Stein highlights 10 female heroes of the Holocaust who stood up to violence and oppression. Her tapestries honor these positive female role models, communicating who they were and what they did through a variety of materials including fabric, metal, text and mixed media.  The Opening Reception follows a Lecture by Stein on Wednesday, December 9th in the eveningThe Rickie Report urges you to mark your calendars to see this uplifting tribute.  This is the only opportunity you will have in South Florida to see this powerful and inspiring exhibit! It is Free to the public. The Levis JCC is  celebrating 25 years of cultural programming.  Linda Stein’s message goes beyond the Holocaust.  She brings us a better understanding of the “4 B’s: the Bully, the Bullied, the Bystander and the Brave up-stander”.  Bring the family…learn about history and how to stop it from happening again.

 

 

 

 

 

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1 New Levis JCC Logo blue

 

9801 Donna Klein Blvd.        Boca Raton, FL 33428

Call 561-558-2520

 

 

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“Holocaust Heroes: Fierce Females”

Tapestries and Sculptures

by New York artist/activist Linda Stein

December 9, 2015 – January 29, 2016

Opening Reception

Wednesday, December 9, 2015

Lecture by Linda Stein at 6 p.m.

Reception following 7 – 8 p.m.

RSVP to 561-558-2504

 

For more information contact:

Sue Harrington, Nathan D. Rosen Museum Gallery Director 561-558-2504

 

 

 

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Linda Stein is an artist, activist, lecturer, and performer who explores gender roles and inspires compassion, empathy and bravery. In her new series, Linda Stein highlights 10 female heroes of the Holocaust who stood up to violence and oppression. Her tapestries honor these positive female role models, communicating who they were and what they did through a variety of materials including fabric, metal, text and mixed media.

 

 

 

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“Popova” by Linda Stein, Mixed Media Tapestry

 

 

Stein pointedly chooses to focus on female figures, traditionally neglected in heroic and historic narratives. Also on exhibit, Stein’s 20 Spoon to Shell box sculptures combine the shell and spoon, metaphors for nourishment and protection in the context of women in the Holocaust, within an amalgam of mixed materials, words and associations.

 

 

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“Ruth Gruber” by Linda Stein, Mixed Media

 

 

Protector 841 with Wonder Woman shadow is a larger-than-life sculpture representing fierceness and strength incarnate. With its “skin” of black leather, blend of zippers, badges, buckles and mixed media, it stands ready to defend.

 

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“Protector 841” by Linda Stein, Leather, Metal, Mixed media

 

 

 

 

Linda Stein takes us into her studio, behind the scenes.  She explores the relationships between “bullying and bravery, persecution and protection”.  This video speaks of “The 4 B’s: Bully, Bullied, Bystander and Brave up-stander”.  These are lessons for today.

 

 

Link to YouTube video:
Watch Video Here

 

 

 

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“Spoon To Shell” by Linda Stein, Box Sculpture

 

 

 

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The Phyllis & Harvey Sandler Center at the Adolph & Rose Levis Jewish Community Center provides a welcoming environment and a sense of community for active adults of all ages to pursue high quality and enriching educational, cultural, social and recreational experiences. It is located at 21050 95th Avenue South, Boca Raton, FL 33428 (off Glades Rd. between Lyons Rd. and Rt. 441). The Levis JCC welcomes individuals of all ages, races, and religious affiliations living in South Florida. www.levisjcc.org

 

 

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Vicki Siegel Exhibits Acrylic and Mixed Media Paintings at Multiple Venues

With work in multiple venues, including a SOLO show, artist Vicki Siegel has been pouring her creative energy into new work and organizing a SOLO exhibit with a range of work from the last ten years.  Her paintings include images of both collective and personal memories. The Rickie Report is pleased to share the details of her exhibits and hopes you will stop by to view some of her wonderful, dreamlike creations.

 

 

 

VICKI SIEGEL EXHIBITS AT MULTIPLE VENUES 

 

 

 

Vicki Siegel’s paintings are informed by memory, both personal and collective. “Memories are imperfect representations of the past that are altered, fragmented, reconstructed and reinterpreted over time” says Siegel. “In my narrations details are found in layers often revealing something forgotten or missing from actual experiences or by the collective memories we share”.

 

"Gioia"

“Gioia” by Vicki Siegel (Acrylic and Image Transfer)

 

 

 

 

In her first SOLO show, “Journeys”, artist Vicki Siegel takes the viewer on an artistic journey from the outside world to a world that exists in the imagination. The exhibition takes place at the Weisman Delray Community Center, January 21, 2014- March 2, 2014. The Center is located at 7091 W. Atlantic Ave. in Delray Beach. Hours are Monday – Thurs. 9 am – 5 pm, Friday 8:30 am – 4:30 pm. A reception with a brief artist talk will be held Sunday, February 16th from 2-4 pm. Free and open to the public. Call 561-558-2100.  “Journeys” runs January 21, 2014- March 2, 2014. 

 

 

 

With over twenty five paintings on display, from landscapes to figurative, these colorful works of art reflect the artist’s focus on both the spiritual and natural worlds. Many have a dreamlike calming atmosphere. Expressive use of acrylic paint with overlays of pencil, charcoal, and oil stick drawing, along with image transfers of photographs will delight the viewer.

 

A portion of the sales will benefit The Weisman Delray Community Center. It is part of the Ruth Rales Jewish Family Service. The Center is located at 7091 W. Atlantic Ave. in Delray Beach. Call 561-558-2100 for more information. 

 

 

"To Have and To Hold" by Vicki Siegel

“To Have and To Hold” by Vicki Siegel (Acrylic)

 

Ruth Rales Jewish Family Service (JFS) offers help, hope and humanity through a comprehensive range of programs and services which support people of all ages and beliefs. With locations in Boca Raton and Delray Beach, JFS programs and services include food and financial assistance, senior services, counseling and mental health services and many volunteer opportunities. Funding is provided by private and corporate support, grants, special events and individuals who reach thousands in need each year. For more information, contact 561-852-3333 or visit www.ruthralesjfs.org.

 

 

 

Don’t miss the chance to see Vicki Siegel’s brand new work at Art al’FRESCO. Rolando Chang Barrero, owner of ArtistActivistA Gallery, invited Vicki Siegel to exhibit at ART al’FRESCO on Friday January 24. ART al’FRESCO is a part of Art Synergy which are six satellite exhibitions for ART PALM BEACH 2014.

 

"Reach for the Sky" by Vicki Siegel

“Reach for the Sky” by Vicki Siegel (Acrylic)

 

 

Hosted by the Boynton Beach Arts District (BBAD), ARTal’FRESCO is a one night art, fashion and cultural exhibition which will feature unique art experiences at BBAD, including live, interactive painting in artist’s studio settings; plein air painting; contemporary sculpture installations; a glass blowing demonstration; painting and photography exhibitions; and video projection. Participants will be entertained by the South Florida Symphony Brass Ensemble; Illuminated Performance by Philosiphiers; Fusion: Fashion and Art’s Living Sculptures and graffiti artists painting on “ActivistArtistA Bay Gates” doors and walls.

 

 

ART al FRESCO (Part of Art Synergy) Boynton Beach Art District (BBAD), 422 West Industrial Ave, Boynton Beach, FL, United States 33426. BBAD is Located in the Boynton Beach Industrial Park, One block west of exit 57 on I 95 (Boynton Beach Blvd. exit), Friday, January 24th, 7-10 pm. For more information visit:  www.artsynergypbc.com

 

 

"Bridge to the Past" by Vicki Siegel

“Bridge to the Past” by Vicki Siegel

 

You can see “Stairway to Heaven”, an installation piece, at the Nathan D. Rosen Museum Gallery. It is part of “Art 2014”, a group Show at the Levis JCC Sandler Center. This show was juried by Steven Maklansky, the director of the Boca Museum of Art. The Nathan D. Rosen Museum Gallery; Levis JCC Sandler Center is located at 21050 95th Ave. S., Boca Raton, FL 33428 The Show runs thru March 20, 2014. Call 558-2504 for hours 

 

 

Siegel has two works in “Visionaries”, The National Association of Women Artists’ (NAWA) Group Show at the Marco Island Center for the Arts. ”Eclipse ” and “The Key” are both acrylic with image transfer that have an environmental theme. Marco Island Center for the Arts is located at 1010 Winterberry Drive, Marco Island, FL 34145 thru until January 25, 2014

 

When walking the “Avenue” in Delray Beach, be sure to stop in to see two works Vicki has on exhibit at the  Artists’ Guild Gallery. 512 E. Atlantic Ave, Delray Beach, FL 33483. Until  Feb 15, 2014

 

For more information about Vicki’s exhibits or art work please contact her   vickisiegelart.com  or vickisiegelart@gmail.com

 

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Jake Fernandez Speaks of his Art at Lighthouse ArtCenter Retrospective

This is your opportunity to meet and hear Jake Fernandez speak about his art work and answer your questions.  The Rickie Report urges you to be at the Lighthouse ArtCenter and not miss this opportunity!  Read this article to see more of his work and get the details about Jake’s lecture.

 

Jake Fernandez

Jake Fernandez

 

Lighthouse ArtCenter Presents:

Jake Fernandez: Altered Realities

 

Artist Lecture

February 21, 2013

Enjoy wine and hors d’oeuvres at 5:30 p.m.  The lecture is at 6 .p.m.

Members free; $5 nonmembers ages 12 and up; Saturday, free admission to all.

Monday through Friday, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., Saturday 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. 

Exhibit Runs January 14, 2013 to March 13, 2013

 

Lighthouse ArtCenter Museum, Gallery Square North, 373 Tequesta Drive, Tequesta

Information: (561) 746-3101

 

Altered Realities paints an imaginative view of landscapes

 

Oil on linen: "Timpson Creek"

Oil on linen: “Timpson Creek”

Altered Realities, exhibiting January 14 to March 13, 2013, at the Lighthouse ArtCenter Museum of Art in Tequesta, Florida, features a retrospective of renowned contemporary artist Jake Fernandez. The exhibition is sponsored by Cotleur & Hearing Landscape Architects, Planners and Environmental Consultants.

 

On Thursday February 21, Jake will speak about who he is, how he is inspired to create what he does, a little about how he got started and the audience will be able to ask questions. If there are specific questions about technique, he will speak about that as well.

 

"Progression"

“Progression”

 

Fernandez, born in Cuba, graduated with a Bachelor of Fine Arts degree from the University of Florida and received his Masters of Fine Arts degree from the University of South Florida. An internationally known artist, he creates complex pictorial structures with a unique depiction of light and space. His works are in numerous public and private collections throughout the world, including the Florida House of Representatives and the capitol building in Tallahassee. He lives and works in Florida and New York City.

 

In recent review, Lynette M.F. Bosch, Ph.D., an art historian and State University of New York professor said, “We all have a lifetime of remembered images of landscapes that give us our sense of place in this world.  These known and imagined images come to us from the places where we have lived; from places to which we have traveled; from photographs; from movies; and from works of art.  Between those places we have experienced and those we have perceived through the eyes of others, there is a third place, where our imagination blends what we know and what we imagine through art and experience.”

 

"Imaginary Shoreline (Surf)

“Imaginary Shoreline (Surf)

Dr. Bosch continues, ” Through art, our sense of place can be altered and expanded, from the places that we know to the places artists have seen and recorded in their works. Artists take us traveling and in these travels, we share their perceptions and insights about the shapes, colors and textures of our diverse, natural environments.”

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“Progression”, Pastel

 

According to Dr. Bosch, “The paintings and drawings of Jake Fernandez are a bridge to the third place of imagined experience that connects our life to that of artists, who perform the role of observer and creator…. Fernandez’s images evoke the sight, sound, smell, taste and the particular atmospheric details of the landscapes through which he has walked, rendered into fixed images that stimulate our imagination and enable our lives to touch what he has seen and what we can share with others who see his work.”

 

“In this 30-year career retrospective exhibition, Jake Fernandez invites you to survey his changing interests, explorations and development of style in multiple mediums,” said Katie Deits, executive director of the Lighthouse ArtCenter. “The Lighthouse ArtCenter Museum is pleased to present this unique artist’s collective of work.”

 

The Lighthouse ArtCenter Museum & School of Art, a member-supported nonprofit 501(c)(3) organization, provides visual and performing arts for the community through unique collections, engaging exhibitions and cultural programs, a dynamic School of Art and diverse outreach activities.

 

For more information on the Lighthouse ArtCenter Museum, School of Art, exhibitions, programs and events, visit http://www.lighthousearts.org or call (561) 746-3101. The Lighthouse ArtCenter is located in Gallery Square North, 373 Tequesta Drive, Tequesta, Fla., one-half mile west of US Hwy 1. Museum hours are Monday through Friday 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. with admission free for members and $5 for non-members ages 12 and up.  Saturday hours are 10 a.m. to 2 p.m., with free admission.  Programs are funded in part by the Cultural Council of Palm Beach County, the Palm Beach County Tourist Development Council and the Palm Beach County Board of County Commissioners.

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