Armory Art Center Hosts 4th Annual West Palm Beach Arts Festival With Juried Art Show, Live Music, Demonstrations, Food Trucks, And Activities For All Ages December 7-8

Explore the 4th Annual West Palm Beach Arts Festival on Saturday, December 7 and Sunday, December 8. Presented by the Armory Art Center it features juried local and out-of-town artists, live music, demonstrations, food trucks, and activities for all ages! Scheduled at the perfect time for holiday shopping, with over 90 tents throughout the Armory’s campus. On Saturday, visit the Open House to find out more about upcoming classes!  Festival will be held outdoors in the sculpture garden and in the parking lot.  The Rickie Report shares the details!

 

 

 

Armory Art Center Campus
811 Park Place  West Palm Beach, FL 33401

 

 

4th Annual West Palm Beach Arts Festival

Saturday and Sunday, December 7 – 8, 2019

10 am to 5 pm

FREE

Armory Art Center Campus

811 Park Place  West Palm Beach, FL 33401

 

The Armory Art Center is on the south end of Howard Park within walking distance of the Kravis Center for the Performing Arts, the Palm Beach Convention Center, Hilton West Palm Beach, and CityPlace. Join us for this exciting weekend event!

 

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This free festival features 90 artist from across Florida and from around the U.S. including artists working in ceramics, drawing, textiles, glass, jewelry, photography, printmaking, sculpture, mixed-media, and painting. There will live music, food vendors, and Armory Studio demonstrations.

 

 

 

Don’t miss our Saturday’s open house!

 

 

 

 

Meet Duo Terra exhibition artists Sandra Levine and Ronald Shaw in the galleries during the Festival, Saturday & Sunday from 11:00 am – 4:00 pm.  A variety of live music groups will play through the weekend interspersed with Armory studio demonstrations.  

 

 

 Music Line Up:

 

Derek Mack Band

 

Saturday, December 7, 2019

 

 

10:30         Palm Beach State Jazz Ensemble I

11:30         Palm Beach State Jazz Ensemble II

12:30         Palm Beach Pipes

1:30           Palm Beach State Jazz Ensemble III

2:30           Derek Mack Band

Sunday, December 8, 2019

10:30         Les Nuages

12:00         Roaring Kelly Band

1:30           Palm Beach State College Jazztet

2:30           Orchid City Brass Band

 

 

Demonstration Schedule:

 

 

 

 

Saturday, December 7

11AM- Textiles & Fiber: Decorative Machine Quilting with Allyson Daley, Textile & Fiber Studio 

1:30PM-Ceramics: Wheel Throwing with Nikki Lau, Ceramics Studio

4PM- Painting: Oil Painting with Robyn Gibson, studio 101

 

 

 

Sunday, December 8

 

11AM- Ceramics: Raku Fire with Mark Walnock, kiln area

1:30PM- Jewelry: Casting Jewelry with Marty Hyman,  Jewelry Studio

4PM- Sculpture: Sculpting the Figure with Corran Shrimpton,  Sculpture Studio

 

 

 

 

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 12 exhibitions are hosted throughout the year in four galleries.

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

 

 

 

 

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Patricia Lappin’s Original Artwork Is Featured At Delray Beach Public Library Through December 14. Enjoy Free Artist Talk On November 1. See Her Full Array Of Artworks At Artists And Charities Hand In Hand At Palm Beach County Convention Center November 2-3.

The Delray Beach Public Library is featuring a selection of paintings, “Then and Now”, by artist Patricia Lappin, when she lived in Arkansas and then moved to Florida.  Patricia is a beloved teacher at the New Studio for Visual Arts in Jupiter.  Enjoy a free Artist Talk on Friday, November 1 and meet Patricia!  The exhibit is open now through December 14.  To see a full array of Patricia’s artworks, stop by the Palm Beach County Convention Center on November 2-3 at Artists & Charities Hand In Hand Show and Sale.  The Rickie Report shares the details and some sneak peeks.

 

 

 

 

 

“THEN   AND   NOW”     

PAINTINGS   BY   PATRICIA   LAPPIN

 

 

Delray Beach Public Library 

  100 W Atlantic Blvd.  Delray Beach FL  33444

MEET & GREET Reception:

 

Friday, November 1

 3 – 4:30 pm  

Artist’s talk at 3:30 with refreshments

Open to the public free of charge. 

Exhibit is available now through December 14, 2019

 

 

 

“Marsh Patterns” by Patricia Lappin

 

 

ARTISTS AND CHARITIES  HAND  IN  HAND

Saturday & Sunday, November 2 -3, 2019

11 am – 5 pm

Palm Beach Convention Center
650 Okeechobee Blvd   West Palm Beach, Florida

 

 

 

 

“Waterways Blue and Orange” by Patricia Lappin

 

 

To Patricia Lappin, every painting is an adventure!  When you visit the Delray Beach Library to see her exhibit, you will understand what she means. I look at her paintings and wonder where that path in the painting may take me next! She says, ” Since moving to Florida my color palette has become brighter and more vibrant. My subject is still the natural world expressed in both abstracts and more recognizable images.  However, I am taking more license with the colors and simplifying the shapes to imply and intuit instead of record an actual scene as I have been doing for the last 20 years”.

 

Patricia goes on to explain, “Before Florida I lived in Arkansas for 20 years, exploring the hills and waterways with Plein Air and studio work in oil. That is the THEN.  NOW I am sketching and taking photos at Green Cay and the Loxahatchee Nature Preserve to inspire the new acrylic paintings.  The contrast is very interesting when placed side by side.  Our life circumstances and a new environment have great influence on how we see the world around us”.

 

 

 

“Winter Trail” by Patricia Lappin

 

 

 

 

Patricia tells The Rickie Report, ” Enjoy the beauty around you.  My desire to create was very strong and drawing was my refuge, my sanctuary.  It was an inner compulsion to be separate from the world sometimes.  I was content to spent hours drawing leaves, branches and bugs. A school field trip to the St. Louis Art Museum opened my eyes – adults took painting and drawing seriously, what a revelation”!

 

 

From age 10 to 14, she studied painting on Saturday mornings with a high school art teacher.  After high school, she attended SMS in Springfield, Mo. for 4 semesters, taking every available art course, intro to design, color, etc., but Patricia only wanted to learn to paint like the paintings she had seen at the St. Louis Art Museum and that was not happening.  She met her husband, married and became a mother. 

 

 

“Winter Trail” by Patricia Lappin

 

 

Patricia continues, “I was still painting, but unsure of the new “adult artist” me.  We moved to Fairfield, CT. near NYC.  Caesar Cirigliano became my teacher and mentor for 5 years.  Working with only black, white, yellow ocher and burnt sienna for the first 3 years, he taught me portrait, landscape and still life painting.  We spent many hours at the Metropolitan Museum of Art in NYC studying the masters. Working with Ceasar was the greatest education I could have.  From 1970 to 1975 he led me from an insecure young adult struggling to believe in my artist-future to a confident artist in multiple mediums.  As he was leaving for Florida to retire, I ask him “who would be my teacher now?”  His answer formed my future.  “Don’t you know?  You are the teacher now.  You have the foundation now.”  When I began teaching I used my notes from the 5 years of study with Caesar.  I still use them today”.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

“Waterways in Yellow” by Patricia Lappin

 

 

 

 

Patricia opened her first studio in 1980 and began teaching and exhibiting in the tri-state area.  Her family moved to Ft. Smith AR in 1996.  “Since then I have been represented by galleries in Kansas City MO, Scottsdale AZ, and Van Buren AR.  I have shown my work at the Ft. Smith Art Center and the Center for Art and Education many times.  I teach private classes and workshops. My paintings are in many private and public collections”.

 

 

In 2016 the Lappins moved to Boca Raton FL, where Patricia joined the Plein Air Palm Beach group, exploring new scenes and making new friends, seeking out galleries and other venues for showing/selling her paintings and teaching.  She is on the faculty at The New Studio for the Visual Arts in Jupiter, FL. and a member of the Palm Beach Watercolor Society. Patricia has won numerous awards for her artistry and her works can be found in private as well as public collections. 

 

 

 

 

For more information about this exhibit, classes, or individual lessons:

Patricia Lappin    479-883-7386

www.patricialappin.com          lappin.patricia@yahoo.com

 

The New Studio for Visual Arts, Jupiter, Fl.  Now teaching Dynamic Color Harmony on Monday mornings from 9:30 to 12:30 through October.  New class starts in November through December.  Contact http://thenewstudiova.net  for information.

 

 

 

 

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Artists’ Guild Of Boca Raton Museum Of Art Presents Free Lecture With Ann Schwartz, “Winslow Homer: Ode To The Sea” Tuesday, April 9

The Artists’ Guild of the Boca Museum of Art presents a free lecture by Ann Schwartz, “Winslow Homer: Ode To The Sea” on Tuesday, April 9.  The public is invited to this event, part of a series of Art Talks presented by the Artists’ Guild.  Ann is an award winning artist, curator, and international lecturer, who will bring Winslow Homer’s paintings to life.  The Rickie Report shares the details here, including more about joining the Guild. Please note: The Guild’s Gallery has moved from Delray Beach to Boca Raton!

 

 

 

 

2910 N. Federal Hwy   Boca Raton, FL 33431  (In Elegance Plaza)

bocamuseum.org       guild@bocamuseum.org

Gallery Hours:  TUE – SAT: 10AM – 6PM      SUN: 1 – 5PM

561.278.7877

 

 

 

 

P R E S E N T S:

 

 

ARTIST    TALK    BY    ANN    SCHWARTZ

 

 

WINSLOW  HOMER:

“ODE TO THE SEA”

 

TUESDAY, APRIL 9

7:00  –  8:30 pm  

Free admission & Parking      

Open to the Public

 

 

2910 N. Federal Hwy   Boca Raton, FL 33431  

(In Elegance Plaza)

 

 

 

 

 

 

Come and visit the new, larger gallery space!

 

 

The Artists Guild is an auxiliary of the Boca Raton Museum of Art and was established in its current form in 1984 by the Board of Trustees of the Boca Raton Museum of Art. The Guild comprises hundreds of members, many of whom exhibit at the Artists Guild Gallery on Federal Highway in Boca Raton, FL.

 

 

Steve Nash tells The Rickie Report, “We very much encourage your participation in the Artists Guild. Our organization is vibrant and growing because of the interest and excitement of our members. It is not necessary to participate in the Artists Guild Gallery in Boca Raton to be an active member of our Guild. We have many exciting exhibition venues beyond the Artists Guild Gallery in Boca Raton”.

 

 

Become active and get the most out of your experience with The Artists Guild!  There are three levels of participation with the Boca Museum Artists’ Guild: Associate, Signature, and Participating Signature members.  

 

 

 

MISSION STATEMENT:

  • Support the Boca Raton Museum of Art (BRMA).
  • Provide an association of artists in all media to interchange ideas, support and educate members and provide quality venues for the exhibition of their original fine art.
  • Treat members and customers with respect and dignity.
  • To contribute to the cultural climate of South Florida.
  • Grow our organization.

Gallery view

 

ARTISTS GUILD HISTORY:

 

In 1950, Boca Raton had a population of less than 1000, with the library acting as the cultural center of the community. Community members began an “Open House,” to exhibit their individual arts and crafts accomplishments. In 1951, the Art Guild of Boca Raton was organized and later incorporated on December 12, 1954.  In 1960, five adjacent lots were purchased on West Palmetto Park Road. Construction began in 1962 and, in the fall of that year, 12 years from it’s founding, the Art Guild dedicated its first home.

 

Because of a pressing need for studio space, due to the growth of its classes, a building committee was created in 1968. On March 29, 1969, the Studio Building was dedicated. Since 1969, the growth of the Art Guild has taken many different directions. The Exhibiting Artists Guild, known as the P.A.G. or Professional Artists Guild, was formed.

 

Artists of the “Guild,” held critiques, presented demonstrations by well-known artists and were invited to exhibit their works in several hotels, corporations and clubs. In 1975, the Center changed its name to Boca Raton Center for the Arts, and 10 years later, the Boca Raton Museum of Art. In a relatively short period of time, the enthusiastic support of a group of community artists led to the foundation of the BRMCA!

 

In 1997, the name was changed to Boca Museum Artist Guild. Membership was opened to the community. Guild membership was divided into two categories: Associate and Exhibiting. Guild activities have significantly contributed to positive public relations for the Museum. The Guild has participated in Boca Festival Days for 16 years; exhibited with Northern Trust Bank at their request; and provided artwork for Boca Raton Community Center, City Hall and Patch Reef Park. For two years, the Guild provided the Art Department of Pine Crest School with exhibits for teaching tools and with member lecturers. For the past three years, the Guild has participated in a joint exhibition project with the students of Boca Raton High School. Several Guild members serve as teachers at the Museum’s Art School. Additionally, Guild artists support the Museum’s Annual Auction with donated artwork and volunteers.

 

In 2000, The Artist Guild moved its exhibition center from Royal Palm Plaza to the Shops at Boca Center. Known as the Images Gallery, it offered Signature Members a first class exhibition space in a popular, commercial center. It proved to be a very positive public relations effort for both the Guild and the BRMCA. Professional artists were drawn to the center, as there was no comparable exhibition space for local artists in the tri-county area.

 

Membership in The Artists Guild doubled between 2000 and 2004. We currently have several hundred members, both artists and lovers of the arts. Increasing art sales produced real year-end contributions from The Artists Guild to the Boca Raton Museum of Art.  The Artists Guild moved to Mizner Park in Boca Raton in April 2005. Between April 2005 and September 2008, the Images Gallery was in three different Mizner Park locations. The Guild lost its space in Mizner Park and The Images Gallery closed at the end of September, 2008.  In October 2008, the Guild secured a new location for its gallery, this time on Atlantic Avenue in Delray Beach. This new gallery, now known as The Artists Guild Gallery, reopened in November, 2008, with participation of over 100 Signature Members of The Artists Guild.

 

In September 2017, the Guild moved back to Boca Raton in a new larger space on Federal Hwy. This new gallery, known as The Artists Guild Gallery, is over 3,000 square feet. It reopened in October, 2017, with participation of over 100 Signature Members.

 

 

For detailed information about this event, future exhibits, and membership, please visit:

 

bocamuseum.org

bocamuseum.org/artistsguild

For more information:

Steve Nash:  spnash@aol.com

 

 

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Artist, Stephen “Shoosty” Shooster Is Featured At Weisman Community Center In Delray Beach. Meet The Artist February 23 And View “50 Years Of Making Art”

Artist Stephen “Shoosty” Shooster is featured at the Shirley and Barton Weisman Community Center in Delray Beach, in a retrospective exhibit, “50 Years of Making Art”.  The exhibit is a radical exploration of the mediums, techniques, and narratives of the artist.  Shooster will be presenting an Artist Talk on Saturday, February 23. The free event is open to the public and the exhibit will be on view through March 3.  The Rickie Report shares the details and some sneak peeks.  

 

 

 

Shirley & Barton Weisman

Delray Community Center

7091 W. Atlantic Avenue          Delray Beach, FL 33446

 

 

PRESENTS:  

Fine  Artist,   Stephen  ‘Shoosty’  Shooster

 

 

“50   Years   of   Making   Art”

Meet the Artist Reception/Artist Talk:

Saturday, February 23

4-6 pm

Exhibit runs Now through March 3, 2019

 

Gallery Hours: Monday through Friday 10 am – 4 pm

Closed Weekends and Holidays with exception of Artist Reception

For more information:  561.558.2149

 

Sculpture, “Warrior Looking Left” by Stephen ‘Shoosty’ Shooster

 

 

 

A prolific artist in multiple mediums, Stephen ‘Shoosty’ Shooster is eager for viewers to understand the background of each of his art pieces.  From sculpture, to painting, to digital art, the story brings even more life to these artworks!

 

Shooster tells The Rickie Report, “Creating harmony out of chaos is a driving factor in my artwork. I thrive on movement, activity and especially music. Painting allows me to share the beauty I see in nature combined with my mind’s eye. The simple act of painting slows my mind to let it rest. In this way, chaos and calm become interdependent and bring balance to my life and my work”.

 

“My media changes according to the pace at which I wish to work. I keep many projects in motion at the same time. I stagger the works according to completion times ranging from hours and days to months and years. It takes long periods of time to get the big projects completed. Big projects need time to dry between coats, and patience to resolve composition, form, and colors. It helps to have small wins along the way to keep your mind sharp and cheerful”.

 

 

He explains, “I’m constantly evolving, experimenting with the latest technology while on a daily basis experiencing the hand tools and materials used by the Masters. It is critical to understand the nature of different forms of paint, brushes and skills when approaching technology. Every medium, as well as what I listen to and what is happening in my life, affects what ends up on the canvas, especially the dog hair if I’m not careful”. 

Most of Shooster’s work starts with an intimate drawing. He uses standardized on 14” x 20”, Fabriano, Acquarello, cold pressed, 100% cotton, grana fina, 140 lbs. watercolor paper. “It may sound quirky, but I always cut the last inch of the watercolor paper off, so I end up using 14” x 19” sheets, a size that feels right to me. I start by drawing whatever I see. Musicians are my favorite models. I look at my subjects very carefully while drawing. I pay extra attention to the lighting, especially the nuances that happen to occur. There is always something that I didn’t expect. I believe you can’t really see what you’re looking at until you try to draw it. It takes patience, but if you take the time, you will be rewarded. Whatever you are looking at, in time, will unpeel itself and reveal its essence”.

 

 

“After the initial drawing, I intentionally practice letting go to see where my mind can take it. My inspiration might be anything. I continuously study all kinds of art and visit museums the world over.  As a seasoned artist, I can also lean upon an extensive personal library of completed works and concepts for ideas. For instance, I recently did a drawing of trees with Spanish Moss hanging over them in North Florida. The following day I went to a music concert, brought the same drawing pad and did a drawing of the musicians on top of that landscape, then I integrated the two. The result is a dreamscape, called Gypsy Tears”. (http://www.shoosty.com/portfolio_single/236)

 

 

This exhibition features Shooster’s original artwork as a detailed overview of the artist’s portfolio from the last few decades. Shooster’s bold use of color, brazen brush strokes and surreal sculptural composition explore the artist’s inspirations ranging from his Jewish heritage and studies, to the impact of music and his unique personal perspective.

 

 

 

Shooster says, “Art is fundamentally about exploration. Through my life’s work, I bring the realm of possibilities to the forefront of my mind. This exercise loosens my thinking, like yoga for the body, so that when I approach a problem, I keep the solutions broad. It makes a big difference to approach challenges in your life with an open mind. By imbuing my lifelong love for learning into each creation, I create my work to inspire. If I had to describe my work in one word I would use the verb, ‘curative,’ meaning, ‘to make better,’ as in, let’s make the world better”.

 

 

While Shooster’s influence hones in on cultural history and primitive aesthetic, his evolving practice is anything but stagnant. Utilizing today’s advancement in technology as a medium in and of itself, the artist showcases with a mix of handcrafted skills and digital innovation.  

 

 

Stephen Shooster, known as ‘Shoosty’ was born in 1958 in Chester, Pennsylvania. He received his Bachelor of Fine Arts with a minor in Architecture, in 1986 at the University of Florida.  Shooster has enjoyed a successful corporate career by day and a prolific painting career by night.  He is also the author of ‘The Horse Adjutant’, a story about a survivor of the Nazi Holocaust, and is featured in Marquis’ Who’s Who in American Art.

 

 

 

You can see more of his work at  www.shoosty.com​

 

 

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“Visual Narrative” Exhibition Features Artist Edrian Thomidis’ Sculptures At Hatch 1121 Gallery

Edrian Thomidis‘ sculptural ceramics are realistic figures with expressive qualities, each having their own unique narrative.  Her storytelling is enhanced with large and small hand-built vessels, using various materials and techniques.  “Visual Narrative” opens with a Free Public Reception on Friday, November 30. A portion of sales will benefit the Kids For Cancer Foundation. Edrian will give an Artist Talk on Saturday, December 8.  There will be a Free, Closing Reception on Sunday, December 16.  This exhibit at Hatch 1121 Gallery in Lake Worth is available November 30 – December 16.  It runs concurrent with “FOCUS”, a full week of multi-disciplinary art throughout the City of Lake Worth.  The Rickie Report shares the details and some sneak peeks.

 

 

 

E  D  R  I  A  N        T  H  O  M I  D  I  S

 

” A   V I S U A L    N A R R A T I V E “

 

 

 

 

 

 

[image] “Journey” Sculpture by Edrian Thomidis

 

 

 

 

 

1121 Lucerne Avenue    Lake Worth, FL  33460

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

EXHIBIT SCHEDULE:

 

 

 

OPENING RECEPTION*

Friday, November 30    6-8pm

ARTIST TALK

Saturday,  December 8    4-6pm

CLOSING RECEPTION

Sunday,  December 16    3-5pm

 

 

PUBLIC VIEWING HOURS

Friday – Saturday  1-6pm

Or by appointment call (561) 331-0606

Hatch 1121

1121 Lucerne Ave.  Lake Worth, FL 33460

 

 

 

About Edrian’s Sculptures:

 

Edrian loves making art that evokes thought and emotion. Exposure to different mediums through her life experience is clear in her work. The story telling qualities and character development of children’s books is evident in all of her figurative ceramic sculptures. The textures and finishes are very painterly, while shapes, patterns, or typeface treatments are evocative of her graphic design background.

 

 

[image] “Deceit” Ceramic Sculpture by Edrian Thomidis

 

 

 

 

Edrian Thomidis’ newest figurative ceramic sculptures are motivated by her interaction with life and the fluidity of its transitions. Human experiences and moments inspire the characters and the symbols that have meaning behind her figurative sculptures. Edrian’s work is inspired by situations in life that most people can relate to. The interpretation is left to the audience and is characterized by the familiar metaphors found in each piece.  They are each unique in their theme while capturing the overall concept of moving through life.

 

 

The individual subject matter in each piece invites us to think about life as a journey, adventure or a crossing. To pause and reflect about moments of faith, desire, loss or any other moment where emotions are involved.

 

 

 

[image] “Subconscious” Figurative Ceramic Sculpture by Edrian Thomidis

 

 

*Art for a Cause: Opening Benefiting The Kids Cancer Foundation

 

 

Edrian Thomidis is a strong supporter of the Kids Cancer Foundation and has chosen to donate 10% of all proceeds from the opening reception to the Foundation.

Kids Cancer Foundation is a 501(c)(3) non-profit charity, founded in 2001 whose mission is to provide hope and support to local children and families battling childhood cancer and/or blood disorders. We accomplish this by providing compassionate, easily accessible, supportive care services.

 

 

 

For more information about this exhibit or other artwork:

Edrian Thomidis, Artist

Call: (561) 331-0606

www.thomidis.com

www.facebook.com/edrianthomidis

www.instagram.com/artsy.soul

 

 

 

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Bailey Contemporary Arts Presents Stunning Photojournalism Exhibit By Phoenix, “The Everglades: Spirit Of The Land”

Bailey Contemporary Arts presents acclaimed photographer, Phoenix, as she captures the “The Everglades: Spirit Of The Land”.  Located in Pompano Beach, BaCA, is proud to showcase a stunning exhibit that captures both the majesty and the frailty of the Florida Everglades. South Florida photographer, Phoenix began a year-long photojournalism journey to inspire love and respect for the essential wetlands. Now, her solo exhibit of twenty photos will be on display in the west gallery, located inside Blooming Bean Coffee Roasters.  A free opening reception takes place on Friday, August 3rd, with an Artist talk on Saturday, September 15th.  The Rickie Report shares the details and some sneak peeks.  DO NOT miss this!!!! The exhibit runs from August 3 to September 28, 2018.

 

41 NE 1st Street   Pompano Beach, FL 33060

(954) 284-0141     www.baileyarts.org

PRESENTS:  

Photography by Phoenix

“The Everglades: Spirit Of The Land”

 

 

 

 

Free  Opening  Reception:

Friday, August 3, 2018

6 – 9 pm

BaCA-West Gallery, located inside Blooming Bean Coffee Roasters, 

Artist  Talk:   Saturday, September 15, 2018   3 pm

Exhibit Available August 3 – September 28, 2018

Hours:

Tuesday – Friday  7:30AM – 5PM;   Saturday: 7:30AM – 3:00 PM,   Sunday: Closed

 

 

Read More &/or RSVP here

 

 

 

 

“Before The Storm” by Phoenix

 

 

“With this exhibition we are inviting viewers to slow down and enjoy the moment,” said Juliana Forero, Ph.D., BaCA’s gallery curator. “Phoenix has a great understanding of how light and timing work in photography. It’s evident that for some of the photographs exhibited, she waited for the ‘decisive moment’ to quote French humanist photographer Cartier-Bresson; working the composition in her brain and waiting for the ‘it’ that would make the photo worth the shot.”

 

“Early Morning Fog” by Phoenix

 

 

The photographer, who goes only by her first name, established a love of nature as a child during family vacations to national parks. As she matured, she developed an exceptional talent and a passion to help protect nature and wildlife. Phoenix tells The Rickie Report, “Being a nature photographer is a mystical experience, like a meditation of light — color, texture, structure, pattern, and composition — it awakens an inner peace and knowingness. With each image, it is my desire that viewers are inspired to love, cherish and protect the fragile beauty and wonder that is nature as they reconnect with that inner peace”.

 

“Grace” by Phoenix

 

 

She says, “For me, preserving nature and wilderness areas is not a luxury, but a necessity for the human spirit. In protecting the world’s nature and wildlife, the environment, we are really protecting the family of humanity. The importance of nature is more than a scientific necessity for creating air, clean water and producing food. It is a sacred necessity for healing and bringing peace to the human soul.”

 

“Twilight” by Phoenix

 

 

 

About Phoenix:

Phoenix has translated her depth of experience in leadership and community engagement for large, public-sector organizations into her career as an award-winning, fine art photographer as well as leader of art organizations participating in public art. For Phoenix the extraordinary beauty of nature and wilderness are a wonder. Attempting to fix them in time is her passion; photography is her art. Known for her painterly approach to composition, light, color and texture to capture the soul of her subjects in her photography, her works have been honored in numerous juried exhibitions, showcased in solo exhibitions, including Everglades National Park Gallery and Listowel, Ireland’s Olive Stack Gallery, featured in magazines and calendars worldwide and can be found in private collections in America and Europe. She is the recipient of several awards including the Broward Cultural Council’s Creative Investment Program Grant two times and Best in Landscape at the International Photography Juried Competition as well as the Olive Stack Gallery AIR. Professionally, Phoenix serves as president of National League of American Pen Women, Fort Lauderdale Branch and Project COAT and is a principal in the Innovative Public Art Group. A native Miamian, Phoenix lives and works in Fort Lauderdale, Florida.

 

 

 

“Moon Over Marsh” by Phoenix

 

For more information about this exhibit, Phoenix’ Photography and upcoming events:

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Save the Dates:

December 17, 2018 – January 15, 2019

Art Exhibit – Pursuit of Beauty: Photographs By Phoenix at  Burns Road Recreation Center  4404 Burns Road, Palm Beach Gardens, Fl

 

 

 

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Public invited To Free Demo With Ceramic Sculptor, Lorrie Goss, At Marker 23 Gallery In Stuart

Lorrie Goss creates original and custom interior water fountain art perfectly suitable for a home or professional office décor.  The water vessels as well as the interior sculptural pieces are hand sculpted from stoneware clay.  Winner of The Peoples’ Choice Award at Marker 23 Gallery, she will be offering a Free Demo featuring artist glazes on Saturday, June 2nd at the gallery located in Port Salerno (Stuart).  The Rickie Report shares the details and some sneak peeks.  Please RSVP to save your place!

4745 SE Desoto Avenue      Stuart, Florida (772) 888-3827

 

Marker  23 Gallery  Features

L O R R I E      G O S S,

Clay Fountains By Lorrie

Free Demonstration and Artist Talk

Saturday, June 2nd

3 – 8 PM

Please call to reserve a space:  772.284.4325

Clay Fountains By Lorrie

 

 

Lorrie Goss creates original and custom interior water fountain art perfectly suitable for a home or professional office décor.  The water vessels as well as the interior sculptural pieces are hand sculpted from stoneware clay.  Each is designed to complement and enhance the color and theme of the base fountain.  Many pieces include hand crafted copper elements and a subtle light that adds even more interest for the functional water flow design.  All pieces are original and no two are alike. 

 

Close-Up detail of one of Lorrie’s fountains

 

Growing up in an artistic family, Lorrie Goss originally attended Grand Valley State University for her BA degree in Art. She had taken a  3-D sculptural design class which changed her direction completely. From that one class she began to incorporate design with water fountains.  Lorrie creates original fountains that can be placed in any location throughout the home or office which includes pools or lanais, or any room with an electrical outlet.

 

Turtle Fountain by Lorrie Goss

 

 

By 2011, she had accumulated more equipment , prompting an expansion of her own clay studio at her home in Port St. Lucie, Florida, which includes two kilns, and a gallery showroom at Main Street Studio and Gallery in Vero Beach, Florida. While it took some time to get the studio up and running, her name and work received more and more notice.

 

 

“Flamingo” fountain by Lorrie Goss

 

Today, with the business Clay Fountains By Lorrie, she devotes her time between the ceramic studio and attending art shows and galleries in towns throughout  Florida. Her background in design and bright personality allow her to produce works that are as functional as they are original, custom, captivating and joyful!

 

“Manatee” Fountain by Lorrie Goss

 

Lorrie was recently showcased in the Sandpiper Bay Neighbors Magazine April 2016 edition as a ceramic sculptural artist along with her husband Ken. She was also showcased in Vero Beach Magazine as the featured artist at Main Street Studio and Gallery.  She received 1st Place awards at the Indian River Birding Festival, the Hibiscus Festival Art and Fine Craft Show, and Peoples’ Choice awards at Sandhill Cove Arts Festival and Marker 23 Gallery’s “Endangered Florida” Exhibit. Lorrie is a member of the Martin Arts Guild, Lighthouse ArtCenter, Main Street Vero Beach, and serves on the Board of the Martin Arts Council.

 

 

For more information about this event or to contact Lorrie:

 Clay Fountains By Lorrie
www.ClayFountainsByLorrie.com

https://www.facebook.com/Clay-Fountains-By-Lorrie-306156046096302/

 772.284.4325

 

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Vicki Siegel Jumps Head First Into Season With A Workshop And Multiple Shows!

Vicki Siegel jumps head first into season with a Workshop and multiple shows and invites all of us to join her! Vicki’s work combines painting and photography together, resulting in images that are both real and imaginary. Her art will be featured at Spectrum Booth 307 during Art Basel “Art Week” December 7-10th.  Vicki offers a Workshop at the Armory Art Center December 15-16th.   See her artistry at the newly renovated Cornell Museum of Art in Delray Beach  with an Opening Reception on January 5th and an artist talk on January 25th; plus her Open Studio participation in “First Friday Walks” at Artists Alley in Delray Beach.  The Rickie Report shares all of the details and some sneak peeks.  Reminder: Vicki’s workshop is a great gift for the artist in your life!

 

 

 

V I C K I       S I E G E L

Workshop And Exhibits, 2018

 

 

“See” by Vicki Siegel

“Think” by Vicki Siegel

Vicki Siegel’s work combines painting and photography together. She creates images that unite her fascination with the world around her with the physicality of paint. Blending the two art forms is a process that results in images that are both real and imaginary. The photographers gaze allows her to observe and archive reality, while the paint flows from her subconscious to my brush in marks that are uniquely my own.

Siegel says, “In my work I ask the viewer to engage by comparing what is photographic and what is paint, but also what is personal and what is universal”. It is her hope that the viewer sees her vision of how strange and wonderful life is, and how beautiful nature is and the necessity of preserving it.

 

” Alternate Reality” by Vicki Siegel

 

2 DAY WORKSHOP
“ACRYLIC PAINT LAYERS REVEALED” 2-Day Workshop

Friday/Saturday December 15 -16, 2017

9:30am – 4:30pm   Cost: $315

Armory Art Center, West Palm Beach

 

It’s all about layering the paint! You will learn exciting new approaches to using acrylic products for layering and creating rich and complex surfaces and images in this 2 day workshop. Gels, pastes, acrylic skins, masks, stencils, transparency and opaque will be explained in depth. Vicki is a Golden Artist Educator and brings lots of great acrylic paint specialty products for you to try.
To register visit armoryart.org or call the registrar 561 832-1776
http://www.armoryart.org/registration

 


“Grow” by Vicki Siegel

 

“Dream” by Vicki Siegel

 

Spectrum Booth 307 with Irreversible Projects  

Art Basel “Art Week”  

December 7 – 10th  

Miami, FL

 

 

Vicki Siegel will be showing new work at the Spectrum show during Art Basel “Art Week” Dec. 7th-10th in Miami. Her new works have been described as cutting edge, urban and contemporary. Besides the main “Art Basel” show, “Spectrum” is one of the other large fairs taking place throughout Miami. Click the link to find out more information about Spectrum.
http://spectrum-miami.com/attend/

 

“Know” by Vicki Siegel

Spotlight Artist at the Cornell Museum of Art, Delray Beach

Opening Reception:

Friday, January 5, 2018

6-8 pm  

Artist Talk:  

Thursday, January 25, 2018

 6:30 pm

Cornell Museum

51 North Swinton Ave., Delray Beach, FL 3344

 

Cornell Museum of Art, Delray Beach, FL. Vicki Siegel will be the Featured Artist for the month of January. Her new mixed media works combine painting and photography together. Intriguing photographic images and a powerful use of color and paint create works that have been described as cutting edge contemporary art. The Cornell Museum has undergone a recent renovation. Vicki will give an Artist Talk on Thursday, January 25, 2018 at 6:30 pm.    http://oldschoolsquare.org/about/cornell-museum/

 

 

Studio Visits:

“First Friday Artwalks”

354 NE 4th St.   Delray Beach, FL

In Artists’ Alley

Vicki Siegel’s studio in Delray Beach is open to the public on the first Friday of each month during the “First Friday Artwalks” in Delray Beach located in Artists Alley.

 

Visit her website : Vickisiegelart.com
On Instagram as vickisiegelart
On Facebook as vickisiegel and vickisiegelart
Vickisiegelart@gmail.com

 

 

 

 

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Levis JCC Features Karen Shlomberg Windchild, “Artist As Shaman And Myth Maker” With Free Exhibit And Lecture

Karen Shlomberg Windchild’s Solo Exhibit opens at the Levis JCC in Boca Raton on December 6, 2017. Windchild’s work embodies spiritual and natural forces through materials such as paint, clay, and found objects. Each work displays honed technique, respect for craft, and a passion for deeper meaning. Windchild believes art was and still can be a universal language, connecting all ancient native cultures as well as our own, and conjuring the earth-spirit energies into material form. The Rickie Report shares the details and some sneak peeks.  RSVP to attend the FREE events.

 

 

 

9801 Donna Klein Blvd.   Boca Raton, FL 33428

www.levisjcc.org

 

 

 

 

PRESENTS:

Karen Shlomberg Windchild

“Artist as Shaman and Myth Maker”

Adult University Lecture

Wednesday, December 6th

2:30 pm

Opening Reception:

Wednesday, December 6th

3:30 – 5:00 pm

 

 

Both opening reception and adult university lecture are free and open to the public.

Please call 561-558-2520 for more information or to RSVP for the opening reception and/or adult university lecture.

Nathan D. Rosen Museum Gallery hours:

Monday – Friday; 9:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m. Admission to the gallery is free

 

Karen Windchild and her Buffalo Sculpture

 

 

Discussing and demonstrating the ancient role of artist as shaman and myth maker, Karen Sholmberg Windchild infuses energy into ordered matter as the essence of both ritual and art. She brings love and respect for her materials, technique, traditions, inspiration, self and for one’s part in the whole. Karen has recently returned from Santa Fe, where she successfully created the first buffalo statue on the desert as part of The Adobe Buffalo Project ( https://www.facebook.com/adobebuffaloproject/). She will share the progress of this art installation, which serves as a community building project, an educational forum, and a shamanic act of healing and transformation.

Artwork by Karen Windchild

 

 

Karen tells The Rickie Report, “ I feel guided when doing my best work, becoming an open window through which beings who wish to materialize can enter. I get a sense of what they want to become. I love the richness of contrasting color and materials and respect the uniqueness of each.  Often I don’t know what a piece is about until it’s done. It reveals itself sometimes clearly, sometimes subtly, to whoever takes the time to sense its nature.  I believe in the ancient role of artist as shaman and myth maker, infusing energy into ordered matter as the essence of both ritual and Art: bringing love and respect for materials, technique, traditions, providence, inspiration, self and for one’s part in the whole, so that all may prosper”.

 

Artwork by Karen Windchild

 

 

Karen Shlomberg Windchild has been an artist since childhood in Connecticut.  She received her BFA studying sculpture and ceramics at the University of Michigan, and her Masters of Fine Arts from Penn State, has taught at various colleges, art and community centers since 1975. Her work has been exhibited in galleries and museums including the Wadsworth Athenaeum, the Ft. Lauderdale Museum of Art and the Boca Raton Museum of Art.  Ms. Windchild’s work appears in many distinguished private collections, as well.  She is a resident of Delray Beach, exhibits & lectures nationally, and maintains a studio where she accepts commissions, and shows by appointment.

 

Sculpture by Karen Windchild

 

 

 

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. Membership is not required to participate in programs. The Levis JCC welcomes individuals of all ages, races, and religious affiliations living in South Florida.

For more information about these classes, workshops and other events:
www.levisjcc.org

 

 

 

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Free, 2nd Annual West Palm Beach Arts Festival At Armory Art Center Campus December 2-3, 2017

On Saturday and Sunday, December 2 and 3, 2017, the Armory Art Center will present the 2nd Annual West Palm Beach Arts Festival.  This free festival features 80 artist from across Florida and from around the U.S. including artists working in ceramics, drawing, textiles, glass, jewelry, photography, printmaking, sculpture, mixed-media, and painting. There will live music, food vendors, Armory Studio demonstrations and an artist talk with Sam Perry.  The Rickie Report shares the details here.

 

 

 

 

 

Armory Art Center Campus
811 Park Place  West Palm Beach, FL 33401

www.westpalmbeachartsfestival.com

 

 

 

2nd Annual West Palm Beach Arts Festival

Saturday and Sunday, December 2-3, 2017

10 am to 5 pm

FREE

Armory Art Center Campus

811 Park Place  West Palm Beach, FL 33401

 

 

Shoppers at 1st Annual West Palm Beach Arts Festival

 

This free festival features 80 artist from across Florida and from around the U.S. including artists working in ceramics, drawing, textiles, glass, jewelry, photography, printmaking, sculpture, mixed-media, and painting. There will live music, food vendors, Armory Studio demonstrations and an artist talk with Sam Perry.

 

Original Artwork by Anthony Burks

 

 

A variety of live music groups will play through the weekend interspersed with Armory studio demonstrations. Scheduled performers are the Roaring Kelly Band, Palm Beach Pipes and Drums, the Johnny Bonez Band, Les Nuages, the Orchid City Brass Band, and Nick Manzino.

 

One of a Kind Handmade jewelry

 

Between musical acts attendees can see live demonstrations of printmaking and papermaking, painting and sound, raku firing, 3D jewelry making, large pots thrown on the potter’s wheel, and block printing. Armory instructor Sam Perry will be discussing his solo exhibition, “Social Set: Paintings, Drawing, and Videos by Sam Perry” in the East Gallery.

 

Original Artwork by Bonnie Wilburn

 

This West Palm Beach Arts Festival is a great event for families. Parents will have an option to browse the festival while their children learn to create holiday projects with Armory instructors in the Kids Zone.

Handblown Glass, both decorative and functional

 

 

Food vendors will be on site. Beer, wine, and signature cocktails made with Tito’s Handmade Vodka will be sold.

 

Ceramics Demonstration 

 

Landscape painters from Plein Air Palm Beach will be stationed throughout the Armory campus painting scenes from the festival.

The Armory Art Center is grateful to the festival sponsors including Tito’s Handmade Vodka, The Palm Beach Post, Jupiter magazine, The Palm Beacher magazine, WRMF radio, WEAT radio, Palm Beach International Academy, Don and Linda Silpe, and Palm Beach State College.

 

 

ENTERTAINMENT    SCHEDULE

 

 

SATURDAY, DECEMBER, 3RD

10:20 AM   Welcome

10:30 AM    Palm Beach State College Jazz Quartet

11:30 AM     Printmaking & Papermaking

12:00 PM    PalmBeach Pipes & Drums

1:30 PM       Palm Beach State College Jazz Sextet

2:00 PM      Painting & Sound

2:30 PM      Palm Beach State College Jazz Septet

3:30 PM     Raku Demonstration

3:45 PM     Johnny Bonez Band

 

SUNDAY, DECEMBER 4TH

10:30 AM     Roaring Kelly Band

12:00 PM      3D Jewelry Demo

12:30 PM      Les Nuages

1:45 PM       Ceramics, Large Pots Demo

2:00 PM     Orchid City Brass Band

2:45 PM     Blockprinting Demo

3:30 PM    Nick Manzino

  

East Gallery: 11:30 am – 4:30 pm Sam Perry will be in the gallery to discuss his solo exhibition Social Set: Paintings , Drawing and Videos by Sam Perry. Sam is an instructor at the Armory and Palm Beach Atlantic College

 

 

The Armory Art Center is grateful to the festival sponsors including Tito’s Handmade Vodka, The Palm Beach Post, Jupiter Magazine, The Palm Beacher magazine, WRMF radio, WEAT radio, Palm Beach International Academy, Don and Linda Silpe, and Palm Beach State College.

 

 

 

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 12 exhibitions are hosted throughout the year in four galleries.

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

 

 

 

 

 

 

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