Samuel Spear Jr.’s Photography Is Featured At Arts Warehouse On First Friday Art Walk, February 5

Samuel Spear, Jr. shares his photography as a Featured Artist at the Arts Warehouse in Delray Beach, FL. His exhibit, “Reflections” is available NOW and will be a focal stop on Friday, February 5 as part of the First Friday Art Walk.  Samuel’s love and range of travel gives him a different perspective than a typical tourist. Over time, his traveling and many photographs from each trip evolved into street photography.  What captures his eye is a fascinating insight into every-day life not only abroad, but locally.  The Gallery is FREE and open to the public with timed tickets for the Opening Night to maintain Covid-19 procedures.  The Rickie Report shares some sneak peeks of the exhibit which is available through February 27, 2021.

 

 

 

 

F E A T U R E S:  

 

 

S A M U E L     S P E A R,   J R.

 

 

FRIDAY,    FEBRUARY 5TH       6 – 9 PM

 

 

 

 

 

313  NE 3rd Street    Delray Beach, FL 33444

 

 

561.330.9614              artswarehouse.org

 

 

 

Photography by Samuel Spear, Jr. 

 

 

Samuel Spear, Jr. is a former New York based computer consultant who first picked up a camera in the early 1970s.  He tells The Rickie Report, ” For many years, as soon as I saved enough, I bought a plane ticket going somewhere,” he said, describing his first love — travel.  I have always been a traveller and the photos were incidental.  I had a position that allowed me access to air travel and I took advantage of  the opportunity.  Unfortunately I have lost photos of my early trips around the country, mostly islands of the Caribbean, and South America including Bahia and Surinam.

 

Over time, the traveling and the many photographs from each trip evolved into street photography. Now, retired and living in Delray Beach, Samuel embraces life as an amateur street photographer. “I generally remain out of the picture, however there is at least one image of me everywhere…documenting that I was actually there. I really like shooting people in their natural pursuits”.  

 

 

Photography by Samuel Spear, Jr.

 

 

“Street photography is not always pretty, not fine art, but real and generally with a story”, Samuel relates.  “This project was begun during my travels several years ago with additions as I encountered them. All the images are as photographed, with minor post-production adjustments, however with no added or deleted elements. If one looks closely, frequently my reflection can be observed in the photo as I could not move out of the scene”. 

 

 

Samuel’s photos take us beyond boundaries, and at times take us to a mirror-like  reflection, showing that which surrounds us and yet incorporates us.  “When one looks through glass, depending on lighting conditions, one is able to see a combination of the infinite and reflection”, he explains.

 

 

 

 

Photography by Samuel Spear, Jr.

 

 

Is it distortion that calls us near or the sense of disorientation that makes us look again?   Samuel’s combinations  give us the sense of not being able to place images or objects in front or behind. Move closer, because with the multiple layers of light(s) and space(s) one is motivated to  discover images, on a variety of levels and depths, encouraging revelations and reflections!

 

 

When asked about advice he gives to beginning photographers he says, ” There are all types of photography – sports, street, documentary, portrait, wedding, etc.  Choose your equipment to match. He reminds us that learning photography is a process and he has found YouTube to be a great teacher!

 

 

Photography by Samuel Spear, Jr.

 

 

Samuel is actively involved in the Delray Beach’s arts community.  He remarks, “I am a consumer of all things Art (music, painting, performance, native and craft, graffiti, dance, everything”.  On a recent Europe trip I photographed a series on the graffiti which I thought was unique. My wife Kenya and I  love to attend exhibitions and performances  – not to just give support, but to consume for our enrichment.  I believe in the requirement of Art for a rich life, and fully appreciate and support the special talents of  artists”.

 

 

Samuel Spear Jr. has had exhibits at The Arts Garage in Delray Beach, The Spady Cultural Museum, and other exhibition spaces throughout South Florida.  He published a photo-travel table book,  “So Much to See, So Little Time” and his work recently appeared in Black + White Photography Magazine.  Because of COVID-19, his trips to far-flung destinations are currently limited. On the top of his list are trips to Fez, Morocco to attend the World Sacred Music Festival, and to a Zen Retreat in Oita, Japan to get an authentic experience in their culture.  “I have been very blessed to be able to even consider and live my life following the motto – So Much to See, So Little Time”.  As enthusiastic as he is looking forward to traveling again…So are we – to peek into his photos!

 

Get your Free, Timed Tickets!

 

 

 

For more information about Samuel Spear Jr.’s photography please visit:

https://www.instagram.com/silkmainroad/

 

 

 

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We Share Our Gratitude For Arts Educators And Celebrate Dr. Nicole Crane’s 2020 Florida Outstanding Art Educator of the Year Award

Dr. Nicole Crane is an art teacher at Elbridge Gale Elementary School and recently received the 2020 Florida Outstanding Art Educator of the Year Award from the Florida Art Education Association (FAEA).  The award recognizes individuals who have achieved the highest level of professionalism in art education and have contributed their services in an exemplary way to the FAEA and to shared professional goals.  The Rickie Report speaks with Dr. Crane about her journey and what everyone needs to know about the arts in our schools.  We have been grateful for the arts which have given us comfort during the Covid crises.  The appreciation of the arts begins in childhood.  We wish our readers a peaceful Thanksgiving and reflect on the gratitude that fills our lives.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

D R.       N I C O L E        C R A N E

 

 

 

“I have fond memories of my teachers and the role they played in my life,” Dr. Crane said. I decided to use my artistic talent and become a teacher to share that passion with students.”

 

 

 

We celebrate Dr. Nicole Crane and the joy of creativity to her classroom!  She originally intended to become a high school photography teacher, but changed her mind during the internship she held as part of the certification process for art educators, in which teachers split their time between primary and secondary schools. She tells The Rickie Report, “After spending a semester interning in elementary school, I decided that was the level I would teach. Twenty-three years later, I am still grateful for that decision and I love my job.”

 

That gratitude and dedication to her profession motivates the instruction she provides to her students in her classroom. She also makes an effort to offer guidance and serve as a positive example for the kids she teaches, lessons they will take with them once they move on to middle school and beyond.  “I hope they have a love for art, creativity, and innovation,” Dr. Crane said. “Regardless of their artistic ability, I instill the value and enjoyment of art as it relates to their academic subjects, future career choices, and everyday lives.”

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

“It is an honor to receive the award and I am thankful for the support of my school and colleagues,” Dr. Crane said. “I can attest to the quality of our county’s art educators so it is a sincere honor to be nominated by my peers and selected by a state committee.”  From 2008-2018, she served on the board of directors of the FAEA, including a stint as president. Her high-level involvement in the field is no surprise, as Dr. Crane always loved art. From the time she was in high school, she knew that art education would be her chosen career.  One of Dr. Crane’s teachers, who she describes as “amazing”, supported her interests and helped her find college photography programs. This led to her completing a bachelor’s degree in photography, followed by a master’s and doctorate in art education from Florida State University.

 

 

 

 

Q  &  A      WITH      DR.     NICOLE     CRANE

 

 

 

 

TRR:  Why did you choose photography as your medium?  

 

Dr. Crane tells us, “I remember taking photography and loved capturing moments that would otherwise pass possible unnoticed. At the time, it was film not digital. The process of photography from taking the photo to developing and printing and all the possibilities it offered were what drew me to the medium.

TRR:How do your students access photography equipment?

Dr. Crane explains, “Over the years, we have received grants to cover expenses. The availability of devices has increased the opportunity for digital photography.

 

 

 

 

TRR: Especially since Covid, our teachers have been stretched to the max! We want the public to better understand the challenges you face, as an art teacher.

Dr. Crane says, “Kids still love to create. Whether we are in the art room using a variety of mediums or drawing together virtually, they enjoy the opportunity to express themselves. Students are resilient and will be stronger based on their experiences.”

TRR:Is there a way for the public to make donations to help in this effort?

 

Dr. Crane tells us, “The arts always welcome donations and financial support. Teachers have Adopt-A-Class funds and donations are always welcome!”

The Florida Art Education Association (FAEA) promotes visual arts education in Florida through professional development, service, advancement of knowledge and leadership. FAEA promotes quality instruction in visual arts education conducted by certified instructors of art. FAEA encourages research in art education, holds public discussions, sponsors institutes, conferences and programs; publishes articles, reports and surveys; and works with other related agencies in support of visual arts education.

 

 

Dr. Nicole Crane received her BS in Photography before she went on to earn her Masters and PhD in Art Education from Florida State University. Nicole is a National Board Certified Art Teacher and National STEM Certified with over 22 years teaching experience. She has taught in Palm Beach County for 14 years and is also a college adjunct instructor.  Nicole was selected as the 2011 Florida Art Elementary Teacher of the Year by the Florida Art Education Association and served on the FAEA Board of Directors for eight years including President from 2016-2017.

 

To be in touch with Dr. Nicole Crane:

Elbridge Gale Elementary

1915 Royal Fern Dr.  Wellington, Fl 33414

nicole.crane@palmbeachschools.org

2011 Florida’s Outstanding Elementary Art Educator

 

 

 

For more information about FEAE:

402 Office Plaza    Tallahassee FL 32301

Ph: (850) 205-0068

Office Hours:  M-F 8:00am – 4:30pm

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Boca Raton Museum Of Art Artist’s Guild Presents “Street, Studio And Portrait Photography” With Lawrence Miller On Tuesday, January 7 At Artists Guild Gallery. This Lecture Is Free And Open To The Public

The Artists’ Guild of the Boca Museum of Art invites the public to an informative presentation with Lawrence Miller on Tuesday, January 7.  Miller will speak about how he approaches Street Photography and his thoughts when he is looking for Images.  He will also talk about the equipment he uses and how to keep it simple. This FREE event requires an RSVP The Rickie Report shares the details here.  Not a member yet?  This is the perfect time to check out this professional artist networking organization!

 

 

 

 

 

 

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

 

 

 

 

 

 

ARTISTS   GUILD   GALLERY

INFORMATIVE   PRESENTATION   WITH   LAWRENCE   MILLER

 

 

TUESDAY,   JANUARY  7, 2020

 

 

 7:00 – 8:30  PM

 

 

Free admission & Parking      

Open to the Public

RSVP:

Online at bocamuseum.org/artistsguild

Via email to spnash@aol.com

 

 

2910 N. Federal Hwy   Boca Raton, FL 33431  

(In Elegance Plaza)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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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Lake Worth Art League Features Award Winning Photographer, Peter Meyerhoefer At “VALUE”. Free Opening Reception On Friday, January 3rd Offers Opportunity To Meet The Artists

Artist’s Eye Gallery and Boutique invites the public to their 4th judged show of the season, “VALUE”.  Meet the artists at the Opening Reception on Friday, January 3. See the show, shop for gifts for others or for yourself in their boutique which features items made by their artists. Come and enjoy some light refreshments along with the company of other art lovers!  They also have another exquisite Featured Artist, Peter Meyerhoefer. His award winning photography work will be on exhibition in the alcove of the gallery for the duration of the show, from December 31, 2019 through February 2, 2020. The Rickie Report shares the details and some sneak peeks.  If you’re looking for an artist networking opportunity, this is it! 

 

 

 

 

 

An    Eye    for    Art ~  A  Look   at   the   Elements:   

 

 

“VALUE”

 

 

Opening  Reception:  

 

Friday,  January 3, 2020

 

 

    6 – 8 PM  

 

 

 

Meet Featured Artist, Peter Meyerhoefer

 

 

 

Exhibit runs December 31, 2019 – February 2, 2020

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Would you like to show your work in our gallery?

We are proud to offer an unprecedented equal opportunity for all artists! We are unique in the fact that we accept the work of ALL artists, from emerging to professional, to show, sell and compete for awards in our Artist’s Eye Gallery and Boutique in downtown Lake Worth.

Our gallery is owned and operated by the Lake Worth Art League, the oldest non-profit art organization in Palm Beach County, founded in 1941. The league is comprised of very talented artists from all disciplines. More good news… it is very inexpensive to join and show. First, become a member for just $75. per year. You then have the opportunity to show up to 5 pieces of work in each one of our 8 judged “season” shows. Each show is judged by a qualified judge that is not affiliated with the league. The league offers cash prizes and ribbons for first, second, third, and honorable mention award winners, and a ribbon Recognition award. Entry fee for each show is $25. for first entry and $15. For the second. $10. For each each additional piece up to 5 total. Summer exhibitions continue with reduced prices for entry. The league retains 20% of all sales, which along with membership, entry fees and our volunteers, helps keep the gallery open and your work visible to the public. A reception with light refreshment is held for each show. All shows are advertised. Membership offers also offers the opportunity to sell your work in our Boutique. 

 

For more information  about this exhibit, future exhibits, classes, workshops, or membership:

604 Lucerne Avenue    Lake Worth, FL  33460

561.586.6666     lwartleague.org

 

Gallery Hours:   Tuesday thru Sunday    Noon – 4 pm

Meet the Artists Reception 1st Friday of each month  6-8 pm

Bringing art to the community from the community, since 1941

 

 

 

 

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Books & Books Bookstore In Coral Gables Presents “Small Worlds” Exhibit By Acclaimed Conservation Photographer, Phoenix

Books & Books Bookstore in Coral Gables announces a Solo Exhibit by award winning, acclaimed conservation photographer, Phoenix, from September 4 through September 30.  The public is invited to a free Opening Reception and to meet the artist on Friday, September 6 during Coral Gables First Night. The Rickie Report shares the details and some sneak peeks. Don’t miss this opportunity to see this awe-inspiring photography!

 

 

 

 

 

Books & Books Bookstore in Coral Gables

 

 

Presents

 

Small Worlds Solo Exhibit

 

By

 

Acclaimed Conservation Photographer, Phoenix

 

 

 

 

Free  Opening  Reception  &  Meet  the  Artist

Friday, September 6

7  –  10 pm

During Coral Gables Gallery Night

 

 

Exhibit Times:    SundayThursday: 9am-11pm; Friday-Saturday: 9am – Midnight

 The exhibit runs from September 4 to September 30, 2019

Books & Books Bookstore  

265 Aragon Avenue    Coral Gables, FL 33134

For more information:  3054424408

 

 

 

“Before the Storm” by Phoenix

 

 

Books & Books Bookstore in Coral Gables is proud to showcase “Small Worlds,” a stunning exhibit that captures the soul of nature and wildlife as seen through the eyes of acclaimed conservation photographer Phoenix. From the majesty and frailty of the Florida Everglades to the haunting beauty of Ireland, each fine art photograph shares a story of our collective small world.  Miami native and Fort Lauderdale resident Phoenix saw within many of her larger, collected works compositions that fit the popular square shape. Thus began her experiment with the “small worlds” 12 inch X 12 inch pieces. 

 

 

“Yosemite Daybreak” by Phoenix

 

 

“With this exhibition we are inviting viewers to connect with the beauty and power of each small world, our world, captured in each of Phoenix’s art works,” said Mitchell Kaplan, founder and owner of Books & Books Bookstores.  Phoenix has a great sense of oneness with the natural world and understanding of composition, light and timing in photography. Very much in the manner of French humanist photographer Cartier-Bresson, she seems to capture the ‘it’ moment, the ‘decisive moment,’ that makes the photos worth the shot, said Juliana Forero, Ph.D., curator for Phoenix’s most recent solo exhibitat Bailey Contemporary Arts Center in Pompano Beach.

 

“Ballybunion Castle” by Phoenix

 

 

 

Phoenix, who only goes by her first name, established a love of nature as a child during family vacations to national parks. Although, she taught film-making and photography early in her career she left them for some twenty year. Returning to photography in the digital age, she developed an exceptional talent and a passion to help protect nature and wildlife. Today she is an internationally collected, award-winning conservation photographer who was recently named an Artist in Residence at America’s most visited national park, Great Smokey Mountains National Park.

 

 

 

“Flamingo” by Phoenix

 

 

 

“Being a nature photographer is a mystical experience,” she tells The Rickie Report. “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. 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.”

 

 

 

About Books & Books Bookstore in Coral Gables:

Since its founding by Mitchell Kaplan in 1982, the store has become one of the most, well-respected independent bookstores in the country. It’s a local landmark, located in an exquisite 1927 building listed in the Coral Gables Register of Historic Places, and an inspiring gathering place for writers as well as readers. The philosophy at Books & Books has remained constant throughout the years: it’s about neighbors, books, history, quality, tradition and creativity.

 

 

 

About Phoenix, The Photographer:

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 in her photography, her works have been honored in numerous juried exhibitions, showcased in 18 solo exhibitions, including Everglades National Park Gallery, featured in magazines and calendars worldwide and can be found in private collections internationally. The featured artist for the ENDANGERED exhibition in England, Phoenix is the recipient of numerous awards including the Broward Cultural Council’s Creative Investment Program Grant two times; two artist residencies, a month in Ireland at the Olive Stack Gallery and this fall at America’s most visited national park, Great Smoky Mountains National Park; and curator of eight exhibitions. Phoenix is in her fifth year serving as president of the National League of American Pen Women, Fort Lauderdale Branch. She is a principal in the Innovative Public Art Group. A native Miamian, Phoenix lives and works in Fort Lauderdale, Florida.

 

 

www.PhotographsByPhoenix.com

info@PhotographsByPhoenix.com

President, Project COAT

President, National League of American Pen Women

Principal, InnovativePublicArtGroup

Curator, DBA Chrysalis Exhibit

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Cultural Council Of Palm Beach County Announces Reception To Meet Featured Artist, Michael D’Amato On March 16

On Saturday, March 16 The Cultural Council of Palm Beach County invites the public to meet Featured Artist, Michael D’Amato.  His award winning artwork has been part of international and national exhibits, bringing viewers a different eye to photography. The Rickie Report shares the details of this Free Art Event and encourages you to meet the artist and hear what piques his interest and inspires him.  We include a few sneak peeks.

 

 

 

 

601 Lake Avenue       Lake Worth, FL 33460

 (561) 471-2901

 

 

 

INVITES  THE  PUBLIC  TO  MEET

 FEATURED  ARTIST:

 

 

MICHAEL    D’AMATO

SATURDAY, MARCH 16

3 -5 PM

 

 

Light refreshments will be served

Exhibit Runs Through March 23

Cultural Council of Palm Beach County

601 Lake Avenue       Lake Worth, FL 33460

 (561) 471-2901

Public Hours:
Tuesday – Saturday | 10 a.m. – 5 p.m.
Closed Sunday and Monday

 

Michael D’Amato “Two Women at Hagia Sophia”

 

 

 

Michael D’Amato takes the viewer on a journey through shadow, shape, and structure with his photographs.  What does he see that others miss?  He tells The Rickie Report, “Light, shadow and atmospheric change trick the eye and cause an ordinary structure to appear both static and dynamic”. Michael celebrates construction, geometry, and architecture.  He brings the viewer along as he travels the globe.

 

 

Michael D’Amato “Queensborough Bridge NYC”

 

 

Sometimes, Michael’s perspective makes us wonder where in the world he found such a place – and how we can go there!  His knack for engaging  viewers in this dialogue is wondrous.  When artwork gets you to ask questions, the artist is doing a good job!

 

 

Michael D’Amato “Circular Path”

 

 

 

Michael shows us how buildings, as a whole and as parts-of-the-whole, have their own beauty and mystery.  He maximizes natural light’s effect on moving clouds and water. Instinctively, we are aware, but rarely do we take the time to appreciate it!  

 

 

Michael D’Amato  “Dervishes”

 

 

Michael’s travels through Southeast Asia and India are particularly fascinating, as he takes a real slice of life and makes one photograph sing with a story.  He has won awards in juried exhibits and his photographs have been in several SOLO exhibits.  He often quotes American sculptor Arthur Carter, “Only squares and circles, lines and ellipses can elegantly explain and simplify the complex meaning of life.”

 

 

 

For more information about Michael’s photography:

www.michaeljdamato.com

561.504.5457

mdamato@comcast.net

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Michael D’Amato Takes Us On A Journey Through Shadow, Shape, And Structure With His World Of Photography

Photographer Michael D’Amato brings the viewer on a journey with his black and white images taken during his world travels.  While you may see an image that sparks a memory of your own travel spots, Michael shares each place with a nuanced view to better appreciate its architecture and majesty of form. His photography has won awards and has been included in international and national exhibits.  The Rickie Report shares some images plus a video, taking you along one of Michael’s expeditions.   

 

 

 

M  I  C  H  A  E  L     J.    D’ A  M  A  T  O

P H O T O G R A P H Y

 

“Ascending Channels” by Michael D’Amato

 

 

 

A Journey

Through Shadow, Shape and Structure

 

“The greatest joy for me is geometry; that means a structure… it’s a recognition of order which is in front of you.”  – Henri Cartier-Bresson, French photographer

 

“Scales” by Michael D’Amato

 

 

 

Michael D’Amato tells The Rickie Report, “Geometry and architecture are inexorably bound. Shapes, curves, angles and lines give rise to construction that marries beauty and purpose.  Light, shadow and atmospheric change trick the eye and cause an ordinary structure to appear both static and dynamic.This series is intended to encourage you to look at architecture with new eyes – to experience the majesty of form”.

 

 

 

“Standing Among The Shadows” by Michael D’Amato

 

 

“My goal was to place into stark relief the most basic of shapes – geometric – and examine them on their own terms”.  All images were captured using standard DSLR shooting techniques, maximizing the effect that natural light has on moving clouds and water”.

 

“Pont D’Avignon” by Michael D’Amato

 

 

 

“Choosing various perspectives, using long exposure settings, and darkening filters produced black and white images that have an air of mystery and diffusion.  Blurred figures, soft, creamy clouds and placid, glass-like water combine to remove the viewer from reality and engage in a dialogue with a familiar yet altered world”.

 

 

“Only squares and circles, lines and ellipses can elegantly explain and simplify the complex meaning of life.”   – Arthur Carter, American sculptor

 

Travel With Michael through Southeast Asia in this video: 

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4eJqTukLBfc

 

 

 

Recent Awards and Juried Exhibits:

2017, Keiser Univ., NYC Exhibition, “Radiator Cap,”, “Reflecting Pools,Central Park Boathouse and NYC Skyline were on display.

2017, Hollywood City Hall, a group of 16 photographs reflecting people and places from North America to Southeast Asia.

2017, Art Boca Raton/Art Synergy (Juried) “Two Women at Hagia Sophia

2017, The Crest Theatre, Delray Beach, FL, “Anhingas in the Sun“, was on exhibit.

2016, The Arts Garage, Delray Beach, FL, “Radiator Cap”, “Royalty House”, “Spirit of Light”, “Standing Among the Shadows”, and “Networking” were exhibited for a monthlong display.

2016, Coral Springs Museum of Art,  FL, “Networking – Ko Samui” and “At the End of the Day” were on display.

2015 “Radiator Cap – Chrysler Building” won 7th place nationwide in the Light, Space & Time Open Art Competition, and “Angles & Curves I” won Special Recognition.

After qualifying for the Boca Artists’ Guild Signature Member status, “Angles & Curves I” won 1st Place in the FAU Living Room Theatre XXXII  Juried Exhibition.

Video projects can be found at youtube.com, search Michael J D’Amato

Southeast Asia: from Singapore, Thailand, Vietnam, Cambodia and ending in Hong Kong.

Great Britain: touring England, Scotland and the surrounding islands. 
A Show of Hands is available in a 28-page and full color e-book and hardcover formats.
A Journey Through Spain is a complete DVD – photos and Spanish guitar soundtrack – which captures the majesty of four great Spanish cities: Sevilla, Valencia, Granada and Barcelona.

 

For more information about Michael’s photography:

www.michaeljdamato.com

561.504.5457

mdamato@comcast.net

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Armory Art Salon On February 5 Features lou anne colodny “Confessions of A Retired Museum Director: Or How I Transformed Into An Artist”

lou anne colodny investigates contemporary issues concerning man/woman as he/she is ruffled by nature and society.  The Armory Art Center brings lou anne to the next Art Salon, led by Elle Schorr on Tuesday, February 5. The topic will be “Confessions of a retired museum director: ( or how I transformed into an artist)”. The public is invited.  Stop and look at the art…hear the creators…share the wonder!  The Rickie Report gives you the details and some sneak peeks.  Kudos, Elle, for bringing us internationally, nationally, and locally based artists who help us better understand the creative process!

 

 

 

 

 

811 Park Place   West Palm Beach, Florida 33401

(561) 832-1776     armoryart.org

 

 

 

 

AT THE ART SALON:

Tuesday,  February 5, 2019

6:30 -8:30 pm

 

 

 

“CONFESSIONS OF A RETIRED MUSEUM DIRECTOR: (OR HOW I TRANSFORMED INTO AN ARTIST)”

PRESENTED BY

lou anne colodny

 

 

IN THE ARMORY ART CENTER MEDIA ROOM

 

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.

Armory Art Center Gallery Hours:
Monday-Friday, 10:00 am – 5:00 pm, Saturday 10:00 am – 3:30 pm

* Exhibitions are open to the public

Art Salons continue to meet in the Armory Art Center Library on Tuesday nights, usually the first Tuesday of each month, 6:30 – 8:30 pm, from October through May. Salons are open to anyone who would like to participate in these lively discussions. There is a $10 donation for each salon.

 

 

 

 

“On The Street” by lou anne colodny

 

 

 

 

lou anne colodny investigates contemporary issues concerning man/woman as he/she is ruffled by nature and society. Borrowing imagery from the internet, newspapers and magazines, she collages, manipulates materials, and uses her imagination to create her videos and drawings. In many of her works, she assumes faux personalities and thereby explores differing professions, values and actions that individuals pursue in their life journeys. She is fascinated by the psychology of life and how people react to it.

 

 

“Mindful” by lou anne colodny

 

 

lou anne colodny’s experiences in dance, theater and museum administration have greatly informed her videos, drawings and photographic work. She was a recipient of the 2008 South Florida Cultural Consortium Fellowship for Broward County and Best in Show for her videos in the 2005 Boca Museum of Art’s 54th Annual All Florida Exhibition. colodny was the founding director of MoCA, Museum of Contemporary Art in North Miami, Florida and director of its precursor, COCA for 15 years. Her studio is at Under the Bridge Art Space / Bridge Red Studios, North Miami, where she curates exhibitions of Miami Artists who are not represented by galleries in the front two spaces.

 

“On The Street Where You Live” by lou anne colodny

 

 

 

colodny’s videos have been included in five (5) Optic Nerve programs at MoCA; The Bridge in Carol Jazzar presents; the American Arena Video Wall; the Unaffiliated Artist Exhibition at the Living Room, Miami Design District; The House; The “NO” show, Beauty or Not curated by Carol Jazzar and the video programs of –SCOPE MIAMI, 2005 and –SCOPE NY 2006. She was juried into the 2007 Art and Culture Center / Hollywood All Florida exhibition. In 2008, she was the featured artist in their project room.

 

 

 

 

 

 

colodny has shown her art at the Cindy Rucker Gallery, NY, Saltworks Gallery and Eyedrum Gallery (an alternative space) in Atlanta, Georgia, and in group shows at the Snitzer, Dorsch, Castillo and Jazzar Galleries in Miami, Florida. She has had solo exhibitions at Art at Work (Mosquera Gallery) Miami, FL, Hollywood Art and Culture Center, FL, Jazzar Gallery at the Design Center, Miami, FL. Her works are in the Permanent Collections at MAM (Miami Museum of Art) now PAMM, Miami, Florida; the Southeast Museum of Photography, Daytona Beach, Florida; MoCA, Museum of Contemporary Art Optic Nerve archive, North Miami, Florida; Miami-Dade Community College, Miami-Dade Public Library Collection, and the Okaloosa-Walton College, Niceville, Florida.

 

 

 

 

 

The Armory Art Center’s art school and galleries provide creative opportunities to enhance your life. The Armory has served the community for over 30 years. The mission of the Armory Art Center is to inspire the creation and experience of art and the Armory’s vision is to be the leading community resource for arts education. Serving over 3,000 students annually, the Armory Art Center offers 160 courses per term in six terms throughout the year to students ranging in age from pre-school to retiree. Classes in drawing, painting, photography, jewelry, fiber, ceramics, and sculpture are held in 12 state-of–the-art studios. Twelve exhibitions are hosted annually in three galleries.

Exhibitions, lectures, and special events are open to the public.

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

 

 

 

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

 

 

 

 

St.Lucie Cultural Alliance Announces Master Mobile Photography Class With Mitch Kloorfain On Saturday January 26

The St. Lucie Cultural Alliance announces Master Mobile photography class with renown photojournalist, Mitch Kloorfain on Saturday, January 26 in Fort Pierce, FL. Learn to use your mobile phone camera to take better shots, use natural light, how to edit photos, and more.  This workshop is perfect for artists and other creative professionals who are looking to build a professional brand.  The Rickie Report shares the details here.  We urge you to register before all of the seats are taken!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

MASTER     MOBILE    PHOTOGRAPHY

Saturday, January 26

 9:30 – 11:30 am  

 

 

$10 for Members  $20 for Non-Members

at

Main Street Fort Pierce

REGISTER AT:

www.Artstlucie.org

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

For more information about the event or other workshops, exhibits or activities:

www.artslucie.org

 

 

 

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 Center Announces Photography Salons. Meet Other Photographers, Learn New Techniques, Get Constructive Feedback.

The Photo Salon at the Armory Art Center is a unique gathering place to showcase and talk about your photography. Meet other photographers and participate in stimulating discussions about what’s old, what’s new, and what’s happening in the world of photography. It’s a terrific opportunity to share your photographic experiences and get positive, constructive feed back of your work.  The Rickie Report shares the details and urges photographers to take part in these sessions, which are led by award winning photographer, Barry Schein.

 

 

 

 

 

811 Park Place    W. Palm Beach, FL 33401

561.832.1776   armoryart.org


Photography by Barry Shein

P  H  O  T  O       S  A  L  O  N  S

 

 

Held the second Tuesday of every month

6:30 – 8:30 pm

In the Armory Art Center Media Room

$10 payable at the door

Drop Ins Welcome!

Bring no more the 5 images on a flash drive or memory card

 

 

 

2018/2019   Photo   Salon   Dates:

November 13, 2018

December 11, 2018

January 15, 2019

February 12, 2019

March 12, 2019

April 9, 2019

May 14, 2019

 

SAVE  THE  DATE!

On April 9, 2019 Sofia Maduro with be doing an  illustrated talk entitled “The Enlightened Viewer”, which gives an overview of what makes a good photograph, and gives tips for how to take a more discerning look at photographs. 

 

The Photo Salon at the Armory Art Center is a unique gathering place to showcase and talk about your photography. Meet other photographers and participate in stimulating discussions about what’s old, what’s new, and what’s happening in the world of photography. It’s a terrific opportunity to share your photographic experiences and get positive, constructive feed back of your work.

Barry Schein, award winning professional photographer and instructor, will be facilitating the salon. Everyone is welcome and we look forward to seeing you. Please bring no more than five digital or print photographs.

 

 

About The Armory Art Center:

 

 

The Armory Art Center’s art school and galleries provide creative opportunities to enhance your life. The Armory has served the community for over 30 years. The mission of the Armory Art Center is to inspire the creation and experience of art and the Armory’s vision is to be the leading community resource for arts education. Serving over 3,000 students annually, the Armory Art Center offers 160 courses per term in six terms throughout the year to students ranging in age from pre-school to retiree. Classes in drawing, painting, photography, jewelry, fiber, ceramics, and sculpture are held in 12 state-of–the-art studios. Twelve exhibitions are hosted annually in three galleries. Exhibitions, lectures, and special events are open to the public.

 

For more information:

Visit www.armoryart.org

or

Call (561) 832-1776

 

 

 

 

 

 

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