Kirsten Hines: Writer, Photographer and Environmental Educator Shows Artwork and Books At Numerous South Florida Venues

Kirsten Hines is a writer, photographer and environmental educator. She’s had her lunch stolen by monkeys in the forests of Borneo, battled crocodiles in Australia, faced down a bowl of boiled frogs in China and checked off her last continent with penguins in the Antarctic.   The Rickie Report is honored to share this article about her work and is eager for you to meet her at one of many opportunities in Southeast Florida.  While she will have to tell you herself about being stashed under thorny bushes by Maasi in Kenya, we bring you some sneak peeks of her photos and details of upcoming events.  She is available to speak for groups- you will be spellbound by her stories! Meet Kirsten this weekend at the Delray Beach Festival Of The Arts!

 

 

K I R S T E N      H I N E S

 

 

 

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Kirsten Hines at FAPA Awards

 

 

 

Kirsten has traveled the world, and as she continues her journeys, we are luck enough to be able to come along by seeing her photography, reading her books and listening to her lectures.  When Kirsten explores, she spends long periods of time in the natural environment.  “I spent three years wandering the wilds of Borneo, Thailand, Cambodia, Vietnam, Australia, New Zealand, Laos and taught in China”.  Her blog entries are not like reading a novel – you feel like you are there with her!

 

 

 

 

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Pygmy Sloth, Photo by Kirsten Hines

 

Kirsten Hines tells The Rickie Report, “Focused on conservation and nature travel, I am a writer, photographer, and environmental educator with an M.Sc. in biology. I was raised in the Philippines but have been based in Miami since 1998”.

 

 

 

 

 

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Mountain Gazelles , Photo by Kirsten Hines

 

 

 

Birders will be amazed and wildlife lovers will be enthralled.   Her “Nature & Travel” blog includes reviews, tips, travelogues, and general nature, plus travel-related tales, written in a creative non-fiction style. Most entries are illustrated by her photography, and more of her images can be seen on her website’s photo gallery.  The black-necked stilt and red-masked parakeets are from the “South Florida Birds and Gardens” collection, Canyon Reflections and Shifting Sands are from the “Nature in Abstract collection”, and the mountain gazelles and pygmy sloth are from the “Nature and Travel” collection. 

 

 

 

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Black-Necked Stilt, Photo by Kirsten Hines

 

 

 

Upcoming Art Festivals & Exhibitions:

Delray Beach Festival of the Arts: January 23-24, 2016 @ Downtown Delray Beach

Wellington ArtFest: January 30-31, 2016 @ Wellington Amphitheater

St. Stephen’s Art Show: February 13-15, 2016 @ Coconut Grove

Key Biscayne Arts Festival: March 19-20, 2016 @ Village Green, Key Biscayne

Las Olas Art Fair: April 2-3, 2016 @ Las Olas Boulevard, Ft. Lauderdale

 

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Canyon Reflections, Photo by Kirsten Hines

Upcoming Presentations:

 

January 28, 2016 – 7:00pm @ Curtiss Mansion, Miami Springs (Key Biscayne history)

*February 1, 2016 – 12:15pm @ Wellington Garden Club, Wellington

*February 2, 2016 – 7:00pm @ Audubon of the Western Everglades, Naples

*February 4, 2016 – 1:30pm @ Key West Garden Club, Key West

February 16, 2016 – 7:30pm @ Palm Beach Florida Native Plant Society, West Palm Beach

February 23, 2016 – 7:00pm @ Palmetto Bay Garden Club, Palmetto Bay

March 17, 2016 – 12:00pm @ Key Biscayne Community Center, Key Biscayne

*April 25, 2016 – 7:30pm @ Tropical Fern & Exotic Plant Society, Coral Gables

*Attendance dependent upon membership or requires a fee for non-members.

 

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Parakeets, Photo by Kirsten Hines

 

For more information about Kirsten Hines:

kirstennaturetravel@gmail.com

Check out my books: Attracting Birds to South Florida Gardens, Birds of Fairchild, Key Biscayne
Learn more at: www.KirstenNatureTravel.com
Follow me on: Facebook, Twitter and Instagram

 

 

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The Rickie Report

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Palm Beach Gardens, FL 33420

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561-537-0291

Delray Beach Public Library Features Solo Exhibit of John Bowen’s Artistry

The Delray Beach Public Library will feature 25 watercolors and 8 drawings by John Bowen.  John is an award winning watercolorist, author and illustrator, who was recently one of the artists featured in the “Star Spangled Heroes” Exhibit.  John’s award winning book “Eleven Months and Nineteen Days” tells about his tour in Vietnam as an Air Force Illustrator.  The Rickie Report shares details and some images, but knows from personal experience, that seeing these in person is the best way to appreciate John’s artistry.  The exhibit runs from May 3rd through June 26th.

 

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SOLO Art Show

Delray Beach Public Library

May 3rd to June 26th, 2015

Hours: Mon. to Wed. – 9 am to 8 pm, Thurs. to Sat. – 9 am to 5 pm, Sun. – 1 pm to 5 pm.

100 W. Atlantic Avenue    Delray Beach, FL

SECOND FLOOR GALLERY

 

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John Bowen, an award winning watercolorist based in Florida will have a SOLO Art Show at the Delray Beach Public Library at 100 W. Atlantic Avenue, from May 3rd to June 26th, 2015. There will be 25 watercolor paintings, along with 8 prints of drawings from his illustrated book, “Eleven Months and Nineteen Days”. The Silver Medal awarded book is about his tour in Vietnam, as an Air Force Illustrator, in 1968. The Exhibition will be located on the second floor of the Library. The public is welcome during regular library hours.

 

 

 

"Dinner For Two" by John Bowen

“Dinner For Two” by John Bowen

 

John Bowen’s book, “Eleven Months and Nineteen Days” shares his experiences, some poignant as well as personal views and his illustrations during his deployment to Vietnam. Since leaving the service, John has worked as an advertising artist for the Miami Herald and the Sun-Sentinel. He recently retired from the Sentinel in 2009. John has been traveling around Florida, presenting watercolor demonstrations to organizations and groups.

 

 

"Eleven Months and Nineteen Days" by John Bowen

“Eleven Months and Nineteen Days” by John Bowen

 

John commanded the Base Graphics Shop on a Sac Base in Texas. Two years later, he received his orders to run a Headquarters Graphics Shop for the 834th Air Division, at Tan Son Nhut Air Base in South Vietnam.

 

"Keys Nightlights" by John Bowen

“Keys Nightlights” by John Bowen

 

In addition to writing his book, John continues to create magical watercolors, capturing landscapes, seascapes, street scenes and every day life. His watercolors are best sellers at Vizcaya, in Miami. He is their premier artist, whose works show various scenes inside and outside this national treasure.

 

"Vizcaya Courtyard" by John Bowen

“Vizcaya Courtyard” by John Bowen

 

 

Many of John’s drawings are displayed at the U.S.A.F. Academy in Colorado. John is a Signature Member of the Goldcoast Watercolor Society and the Florida Watercolor Society. His works have been showcased in national publications and displayed in public venues, museums and galleries.

 

 

 

"Antique Car" by John Bowen

“Antique Car” by John Bowen

 

 

For more information about John, please visit: www.johnbowenwatercolorist.com or email john@johnbownwatercolorist.com

 

 

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Rickie Leiter, Publisher

The Rickie Report

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Palm Beach Gardens, FL 33420

Rickie@therickiereport.com

561-537-0291

Janeen Mason Presents at Lighthouse ArtCenter: It’s An “Ocean Commotion”!

Janeen Mason is an award-winning author, illustrator, environmental activist and member of the Board of Directors of Citizens for Florida Art.  This dynamo will be the guest presenter at the Lighthouse ArtCenter Museum on Thursday, May 15th.  In addition, she will be interviewed on WJTW the day before at 3:30 pm.  The Rickie Report promises you will be spellbound when you meet Janeen, as she weaves her stories and artwork together. We think it is the perfect event for the entire family! All the details are here.

 

 

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Join Us for Third Thursday

 

 

May 15, 2014     5:30 – 7:30pm

 

Presentation with  Janeen Mason

373 Tequesta Drive    Tequesta, FL 33469
(561) 746-3101

To help us kick off our 44th Annual Summer ArtCamp season, Janeen Mason will be presenting a captivating, unforgettable experience that celebrates the connection of the arts and conservation. Engaging and inspiring, she will share the stories of her national award-winning children’s picture book series, “Ocean Commotion”.    The event takes place on Thursday, May 15th from 5:30-7:30 pm.  Free entry for Lighthouse ArtCenter members and exhibiting artists. There is a nominal fee of $10 for nonmembers.  Enjoy hors’dourves and our wine bar.  

 

 

Janeen Mason, Coral Reef Scene

Janeen Mason, Coral Reef Scene

 

 

 

She will also share the story of her iconic fish, which began the powerful movement called Solidarity Art to Save our River, a statewide initiative to save the Indian River Lagoon.  Inspiring all ages to be aware, and to use artistic expression to make a positive change in our environment, Janeen is truly a treasure. We are very fortunate to welcome her to our outstanding staff of Summer ArtCamp instructors this summer.

 

Janeen Mason, Assorted Underwater Scenes

Janeen Mason, Assorted Underwater Scenes

 

A passionate arts advocate, Janeen served on the Florida Council on Arts and Culture where she had been appointed by two Senate Presidents. She currently serves on the Board of Directors of Citizens for Florida Arts and as Secretary of the Friends of the Blake Library in Stuart, Florida.

 

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Janeen Mason, “Yellows”

 

 

Janeen created the position of Illustrator Coordinator for the Society of Children’s Book Writers and Illustrators (SCBWI) in Florida and served in that capacity for five years. Mason is an enthusiastic speaker at schools, workshops, and seminars. She appeared on the PBS program NOVA Science NOW with the Mac Arthur Award Winner, Dr. Edie Widder, Sr. Scientist Ocean Research and Conservation Association (ORCA).

 

 

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Janeen Mason, Birds

 

Janeen was a frequent guest on “The Art Spotlight” with Willi Miller, a South Florida NPR program, and she co-hosted a weekly radio program on the arts with Nancy Turrell, the Executive Director of the Arts Council of Stuart and Martin County. Her accolades include a Lifetime Achievement in the Arts Award, the U.S. Maritime Literature Award, the Benjamin Franklin Award, the National Award for Excellence in Communities, the Moonbeam Children’s Book Award, the iParenting Media Award, and more.

 

 

Please visit her website to see Janeen’s breathtaking paintings, library of children’s books, exhibitions and advocacy work: www.janeenmason.com

 

 

The Lighthouse ArtCenter, a member-supported 501(c)(3) nonprofit 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. 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.

 

 

For information on the Lighthouse ArtCenter Museum, School of Art, exhibitions, programs and events, visit LighthouseArts.org or call (561) 746-3101. The Lighthouse ArtCenter is at Gallery Square North, 373 Tequesta Drive, Tequesta, Fla., one-half mile west of U.S. Highway 1. Museum hours are Monday through Friday 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. and Saturday, 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Admission is $10 Monday through Friday. Admission is free on Saturday. Closed Sunday.

 

 

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Rickie Leiter, Publisher

The Rickie Report

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Palm Beach Gardens, FL 33420

Rickie@therickiereport.com

561-537-0291