Creative Arts School at Old School Square Announces Registration For New Virtual Classes Fall 2020/Winter 2021

The Creative Arts School at Old School Square announces New Virtual Classes for Fall 2020/Winter 2021. NEW SKILLSNEW HOBBIESNEW YOU! And all from the convenience of home! Choose from classes in culinary arts, music performance, fine art, photography and digital imagingRegistration is open for online classes at Creative Arts School, from October 2020 through March 2021. The Rickie Report shares the details and some sneak peeks! 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

51 N. Swinton Avenue     Delray Beach, FL 33444

OldSchoolSquare.org

561-243-7922

 

 

 New skills~

New hobbies~

New you~

And all from the convenience of home!

 

 

Check Out This Video:

https://youtu.be/0-YdggePSiU

 

 

 

 

 

The Creative Arts School is located on the second floor of the Crest Theatre building. The School offers beginner through master level classes, for all ages, during fall/winter and spring/summer sessions. From classes for art and photography to genres that have never before been offered, we are exploring new territories to bring you classes that are accessible with the click of a button. Using the power of Zoom, you will enter a virtual classroom that is both collaborative and interactive! At the Creative Arts School, we are excited about the far-reaching potential of this tool because it enables teachers AND students to remotely participate in real-time lessons.

 

Art classes include drawing, painting, watercolor, pastel, collage and mixed media. All patrons have access to Open Studio sessions throughout the year.

 

Photography classes include introduction to digital camera use, fine art photography (beginning/intermediate/advanced/master) and digital imaging.

 

Newly announced classes in Music Performance and Culinary Arts are designed to uplift your senses while sharpening your skills! Classes include musical instrument performance and culinary exploration in varieties of cuisine.

 

 

Check Out Some Of The  26 New Classes:

 

 

 

 

 

WATERCOLOR  102

 

 

 

Watercolor 102, taught by fine artist Janet Onofrey, helping students to learn the techniques that bring watercolor paintings to life. Students will learn skills such as gradient washes, sponging, masking, dry brushing, wet-on-wet, and more ways to enjoy this nontoxic medium.

 

 

NOODLE  ART 101

 

 

 

 

NoodleArt 101, taught by restaurateur Walter Harris and sharpening students’ cooking skills. In newly introduced curricula for Culinary Arts, NoodleArt 101 will teach students to merge American ingredients with traditionally inspired Asian cuisine and flavor profiles.

 

 

UKELEL MAGIC II

 

 

 

 

 

Ukelele Magic II, taught by South Florida-based guitarist, singer, songwriter, and session musician Sean Radford. Ukelele Magic II takes students on a musical journey, while learning popular songs from yesterday and today through ukulele instruction. This class teaches fun techniques such as fingerpicking, chord progressions, and challenges through accompaniment patterns.

 

 

INTERMEDIATE  GUITAR

 

 

 

 

Intermediate Guitar, also taught by Sean Radford, takes students with fundamental guitar-playing experience to a more advanced level. Through Radford’s masterful instruction, students will learn to strum, read notation for chords and notes, sharpen ear training, improvising, build a repertoire of songs, and more!

 

 

ART  ABOUT  YOU

 

 

Art About You, taught by Jan Bush, ED.D., ATR-BC. Conducted by a licensed and certified Art Psychotherapist, this class utilizes art therapy-based directives to help students discover emotions and gain insights about oneself.

 

 

 

CREATING  A FOLD  BOOK

 

 

 

 

Creating A Fold Book, taught by award-winning painter and illustrator Carla Golembe, teaches students to create three-dimensional “fold book” works of art using illustration, fine art, and language. Students will explore creative storytelling through imagery and, if they wish, words.

 

 

 

TRAVEL   SKETCHBOOK

 

 

Travel Sketchbook, taught by fine artist Jen Fisher, helps students to create artistic memories as they travel to their favorite destinations through their photo albums.

 

 

 

COLLAGE  AND  MIXED  MEDIA

 

 

 

 

 

Collage and Mixed Media, taught by fine artist Sharon Koskoff, which explores the fascinating world of collage and mixed media using found materials, recyclables, personal photographs, collectibles, and other unusual art mediums.

 

 

AND    MORE………..

 

Other long-standing classes covering fine arts, digital imaging, and photography also return! Each class is taught using the power of Zoom and gives students access to a virtual classroom that is both collaborative and interactive.

All of the fun-filled, joy-inspiring, and diverse classes can be found here: www.oldschoolsquare.org/classes/online-learning

 

 

 

ABOUT OLD SCHOOL SQUARE

Old School Square Center for the Arts, Inc. is a 501(c)(3) registered not-for-profit cultural arts organization, located in the heart of charming downtown Delray Beach, FL. A historical landmark that has served the community for over 30 years, Old School Square’s mission is to enrich the lives of all people as the community’s cultural center and destination for the arts. Old School Square provides a total arts experience through visual and performing arts, education, and entertainment.

For more information on Old School Square visit www.oldschoolsquare.org.

 

  

 

 

 

 

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New Studio For The Visual Arts Presents Free Virtual Classes, Videos, Kids Art Activities, And A Kids Art Contest

The New Studio For The Visual Arts will offer FREE: on-line classes as well as art critiques with Peggy Kirkwood, a daily themed Kids Korner video with Kate Lindquist (Miss Kate), video workshops with Ted Matz on different painting techniques and art critiques, plus the continuation of “DONUT WARS” Art Contest for students in grades K – 8.  We give separate details about the upcoming Plein Air trip to Bend, Oregon from June 20-27 being led by Ted Matz. The Rickie Report is happy to share these offerings with you. Being physically distanced does not mean we have to be socially distanced.  Now, more than ever, art can bring us together! Please share this information with others.

 

 

 

 

The New Studio for the Visual Arts

Proudly Presents:

 

 

PEGGY  KIRKWOOD:

 

 

“Orchid” by Peggy Kirkwood   Beyond Basic of Watercolor Class

 

Peggy tells The Rickie Report, “For anyone interested in joining class online they should send me their email address if they are not already receiving our emails. I will create a meeting in Zoom and send them the invitation with the URL link to click on to access online status. They do not need to have a Zoom account to join. If they would like a critique of their work they should email me a good photo for me to discuss with them during the online session”. 

 

Wednesdays  9 am – Noon     Basics of Watercolor
Wednesdays  1 – 4 pm             Beyond Basics Watercolor
Thursdays   1-4 pm                  Beyond Basics Watercolor/Mixed Media
Peggy is also looking into creating some demonstration videos for students to watch at their convenience.   Contact Peggy:  peggy.newstudiova@gmail.com

 

 

 

TED  MATZ:

 

 

“Working With Scary Greens” by Ted Matz

 

 

Ted Matz has developed a series of weekly scheduled Virtual Painting Demonstrations that will concentrate on common problems that students have with their work, along with the concepts that can be applied to any medium. He tells The Rickie Report, ” Trailer videos are being planned and sent out 3 days prior to my demonstration videos. The trailers will be released on Mondays and the Demonstrations will occur on the following Thursdays. These are not live videos; the student can watch them at their own convenience”.

 

Once the viewer has completed the suggested exercises, they then may take a photo of their work, send the photo to Ted at tedmatz@comcast.net. Once that is received Ted will give a critique of the work that they completed.

 

To access the video demonstrations the student simply has to click on the link provided via email or on The New Studio website www.thenewstudiova.net

 

The trailers are designed to generate excitement about the demonstrations and also to inform people of what the subject matter will be for that week. The videos are tentatively planned to begin the week of March 23.

 

See tentative schedule below:

  • “Scary Greens”, March 23; In this video the world of greens will be demystified and the student will be shown how with a few simple color mixing techniques they can make rich, vibrant greens.

 

  • “Don’t Be Afraid of the Dark”, April 2; Students have a tendency to paint with weak values and non-saturated colors, in this video they will learn how to challenge themselves to venture into the dark, enjoy it and make in the end make their lights sing.

 

  • “Being in the Red”, April 9; This video will illustrate how to keep the warm colors warm and avoid painting pink tomatoes. The student will learn how to layer color to make your reds more saturated in color and bring out the vibrancy of their color choices.

 

  • The Advantages of a Limited Palette, April 16
  • Painting Light and Atmosphere, April 23
  • Putting Life in Your Still Life’s, April 23
  • Brush Work Secrets, April 30
  • Painting from Photographs, May 7
  • Compositional Pitfalls, May 14

 

 

 

KATE   LINDQUIST

 

Kate Lindquist is a Palm Beach County local who grew up with love of art and learning for as far back as she can remember. This love drove her to get a Bachelor’s of Science from the University of Florida and Masters in Art Education from Florida International University. For over 15 years Kate has worked with youth, teaching art, inspiring creativity, and sparking curiosity. She has had the opportunity to work in both public and private schools, with art centers and rec centers, designing and implementing engaging curriculum that ties together the academic subject matter through the use of arts.

 

 

Kids Korner with Miss Kate

 

 

Kate has hosted various Twitter chats, written for the education platforms DisruptEDtv and Teachers on Fire, and shared her views on three education podcasts. She is a huge proponent of spreading kindness and lives by her motto “It only takes heart to make ART”. You can follow her daily on Twitter as @heARTISTatWORK for a daily dose of her “Kateness”.

Kate tells The Rickie Report, “Every Friday I will announce the following weeks theme AND attach a google doc in the video description with materials needed each day, links to videos, books, and other helpful resources”.

 

 

 

 

Kids Korner with Miss Kate

 

Here is the channel link:

The first video is already up and below is the logo as well as some project examples!
A daily YouTube video Monday through Friday
Each week will have a theme
Projects will include art words, famous artists, new techniques, cultural art as well as a little math, science and English for the fun of it!

 

 

 

KIDS  KORNER  DONUT WARS  ART  CONTEST

CONTEST  DATE  EXTENDED!!!!    

NEW DATES TO BE ANNOUNCED FOR DEADLINE AND CELEBRATION!!!   

 

Students grades K – 8 have the chance to participate in Donut Wars to celebrate Youth Art Month with The New Studio for the Visual Arts and Jupiter Donuts!

Presented to you by The New Studio for the Visual Arts and Jupiter Donuts

 

THEME: DONUTS!         GUIDELINES: ANY MEDIUM

2D MAX SIZE 11″ X 14″        3D MAX SIZE 12″ X 12″ X 12″

DEADLINE: TBA – Still Accepting artworks

All artwork must have entry form attached.  Please contact New Studio with questions:   561-295-5712 

In celebration of Youth Art Month, the community is joining forces to bring you a sweet and delicious art extravaganza like never before! We will showcase the amazing artistic talent of the local youth with Donut Wars!

The New Studio for the Visual Arts, will offer art, music, fun and Donuts to celebrate the art of creativity. The official Donut Judges from Jupiter Donuts will determine the Grand Prize winner of the art contest based on creativity, craftsmanship, and composition. All family members and friends welcome!

Theme: DONUTS!!!!

Guidelines: Participants must be in grades K-8.

Each participant may enter one piece of artwork that depicts the above theme in a unique and creative way…some idea sparks may be: to invent a new flavor, draw it zoomed in/out, create an art parody, give it human like attributes…but most importantly is to have fun!

Entries can be 2-D or 3-D and any artistic medium.
2-D artwork must be no larger than 11” x 14”
3-D artwork must by no larger than 12” x 12” x 12”
Please fill out and attach the below entry form onto the back of 2-D artwork or bottom of 3-D pieces

Deadline: All artwork must be delivered to : STILL ACCEPTING ENTRIES

Location: 1615 S. Cypress Drive, Jupiter, FL 33469 Phone: 561-295-5712

Kate Lindquist at peaceloveart3@gmail.com or 561-282-8517

Prizes: All participants will receive a certificate of entry. Prizes will be given to each of the following groups K-2nd, 3rd-5th, and 6th-8th with one grand prize winner. Artwork will remain on view at The New Studio (TBA)

Kids Korner Donut Wars Art Contest Entry Form

 

Participant Name: ________________________________________

Grade: ________________

School Attended: _______________________________________________________

Title of Artwork:

________________________________________________________________

 

______I give permission for my child’s artwork to be photographed and used in media materials

______I DO NOT give permission for my child’s artwork to be photographed and used in media materials

 

Parent/Guardian Name: _________________________________________________________

Email: ________________________________________

Phone No.: ______________________

Parent/Guardian Signature: ______________________________Date: ________

 

 

 

PLEIN  AIR  OREGON  2020

For more information about this trip please contact tedmatz@comcast.net

 

 

 

 

For more information about these classes or other exhibits:

 

Call 561-295-5712

www.thenewstudiova.net

The New Studio for the Visual Arts is a 501(c)3 Non-Profit Charitable Educational Organization.  #CH56474 A COPY OF THE OFFICIAL REGISTRATON AND FINANCIAL INFORMATION MAY BE OBTAINED FROM THE DIVISION OF CONSUMER SERVICES BY CALLING TOLL-FREE (800) 435-7352 WITHIN THE STATE.  REGISTRATION DOES NOT IMPLY ENDORSEMENT, APPROVAL, OR RECOMMENDATION BY THE STATE.

 

 

 

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Watercolor Artist, Claudia Hafner, Is Featured At Oceanfest 2019 At Ann Kolb Nature Center November 9 And The Christmas Boutique & Craft Market At Westminster Academy November 15 & 16

Claudia Hafner will be a Featured Artist exhibiting her original sea turtle and other wildlife paintings at OCEANFEST on Saturday, November 9 at the Ann Kolb Nature Center in Hollywood, FL and at the  2019 Christmas Boutique & Craft Market on Friday, November 15 & Saturday, November 16 at the Westminster Academy in Ft. Lauderdale.  Her paintings and large format reproductions, decorative tiles, and reproductions accomplish their mission: to arouse our environmental consciousness!  The Rickie Report shares the details and other events where you can meet Claudia.

 

 

 

 

MEET      WILDLIFE      ARTIST

 

 

C L A U D I A          H A F N E R

 

 

O  C  E  A  N  F  E  S  T     2019

 

 

Saturday,  November 9

 

10 am to 3 pm

Ann Kolb Nature Center

751 Sheridan St.   Hollywood, FL

 

 

 

 

A    N    D:

 

 

2019 Christmas Boutique & Craft Market

Friday, November 15    5 – 9 pm

Saturday, November 16   9 am to 4 pm

Westminster Academy

5601 N. Federal Hwy   Ft. Lauderdale, FL

 

 

Claudia Hafner with “Sea Turtle No. 11” 

 

 

Claudia Hafner, Watercolorist

 

“Painting with watercolor is like being on a roller coaster,” said Claudia Hafner, Pompano Beach- based watercolor artist tells The Rickie Report.  “It’s painting quickly, letting go of control and not really knowing if you will arrive at the destination. “And while there is excitement in this type of painting, there is also an intimate, more quiet space where one becomes one with the subject. Watercolor challenges me to capture the essence of a subject through the brush and the fluidity of the paint, adding detail at the finish,” she said.

 

HOW SHE STARTED

 

“Shore Bird” by Claudia Hafner

 

 

Claudia may have been born and raised a “city girl” in New York but it did not take long after she relocated to Atlanta in her mid-20s that she found her way “back to the land”. Her early childhood trips to the Catskill Mountains for summer vacations had left her with indelible memories and provided her with her first tastes of nature.  Years later when she first took up weaving and then watercolor painting it was only natural that she would make all kinds of animals the focus of her artwork—exotic birds, wildlife, ocean life, farm and domestic animals as well as endangered Hawaiian birds.

 

When Claudia first went to Atlanta, weaving, was her first entry into the art world. She started as a hand weaver preferring to weave loose, draping fabric full of texture and color.  “My designs here were also inspired by nature in my use of color, texture and from,” she said. Claudia soon became an award winning weaver in the Atlanta area.  “Although my desire to create fabric never stopped, my pocketbook soon needed help.” said Claudia.

 

So, while Claudia began working full-time in the corporate world in the mid-1980s she also made a decision to return to school once again. Years before moving to Atlanta she had earned a BA in Music but said she had no intention of working in that field.  “This time I decided it was time to go to art school, so I enrolled in the Art Institute of Atlanta in the mid-1990s,” she said. “Landing a dream job in a technology company, I immersed my- self in computers, graphic design, multimedia and web until layoffs hit in the dot.com era in 2011.”

 

Freed from a 9-5 job but working as a full-time contract web designer, she joined a watercolor class as well a watercolor critique group that met almost every week for many years as a pastime.  It was also during this period that she developed her unique, loose style through exposure to several noted watercolorists including John Yardley well known for his cityscapes and Jean Haines for her loose painting style that begins without a preliminary drawing.  “But it was really the late Charles Reid whose teaching technique for painting loosely presented me with the “ah-ha” moment that had such an impact in my future paintings,” said Claudia.

 

 

MOVING TO FLORIDA /  SELLING HER WORK

 

 

 

 

 

In 2013 Claudia and her husband, Doug, moved to Pompano Beach.  And it was here in South Florida that Claudia’s entrepreneurial spirit really kicked in. “When I was a kid in elementary school, I taught myself how to make pencil portraits of the Beatles and sell them,” she said.”  Discovering South Florida’s outdoor world of festivals, fairs and exhibits—all places where she could sell her watercolors is also where she found a following among people who love animals, nature and creatures.

 

“People love animals and you can see the joy on their faces when they see the menagerie of different animals in my booth at shows,” said Claudia. “It establishes an immediate connection between us.”  Claudia said that it did not take long for her to begin to interact with these people at shows, showing her art in festivals as far north as Jupiter and as far south as Hollywood.

 

But every artist needs that “identifier” and Claudia found hers a block away from her new home on the beach. “My husband, Doug and I moved one block away from the beach and sea turtles became an immediate passion.”  Turtles did not just consume her painting but aroused an environmental “consciousness”. “I have been looking after them and participating in the protection and rescue of hatchlings during the May-October nesting season each year,” she said. “It is very rewarding.”

 

 

GOING BIGGER

 

Claudia Hafner  with an Array of her Artworks  (Photo courtesy of LSDmagfl.com)

 

 

 

“It’s been very popular to reproduce my sea turtle paintings in a large format, more than 36” in length and width, printed on high quality photographic paper and mounted between an aluminum Dibond backing and 1⁄4” acrylic glass. The colors and watercolor brushwork make these large reproductions truly unique,” she said.  “People often stop in their tracks when they see the oversized turtles reproduced in this clean contemporary process.”

 

AWARDS AND RECOGNITION

 

Through the years Claudia has been the recipient of numerous awards for her beautiful watercolor paintings including “Emerging Artist” in 2015 with Gold Coast Watercolor Society and  admission to the prestigious ArtiGras Festival in Jupiter, FL in 2016. As part of the National League of American Pen Women 2019 Skolnick Exhibit judge Beth Ravitz commented about her work.  “Her artwork brings all the important components together mastering composition and the vivid use of color balanced with the dynamic use of the white paper,” said Ravitz, a multidimensional public artist who holds a BA and MFA from the University of Miami.  While awards are nice to receive, said Claudia, they were never her goal.  “I prefer instead to develop a following through sales venues whether from original paintings or product, connecting with a wide audience of all ages.” she said.

 

OTHER ANIMALS, BIRDS

“The attraction for painting animals started with painting colorful birds,” said Claudia. “A collection of endangered Hawaiian birds became the first line of products printed from my originals that sell at the Hawaii Wildlife Center on the Big Island. Now my paintings consist of popular as well as exotic birds, wildlife, farm and domestic animals.”

 

 

“Rhino” by Claudia Hafner

 

 

INVOLVEMENT/ CLAUDIA’S AUDIENCE

 

Claudia is involved in a number of local arts organizations including the Gold Coast Watercolor Society and Delray Art League; She is also a member of the National League of American Pen Women, Fort Lauderdale Branch and the South Florida Audubon Society.

 

Many customers up and down the East Coast have fallen in love with Claudia’s sea turtles. She believes in making sure her work is easily accessible to the broad marketplace by not only having original works available but also by having giclee’s/prints and creating a variety of merchandise. “This also gives me the opportunity to create products beyond the original paintings such as tile coasters, keepsake boxes and tote bags and more,” she said.

 

 

While her main focus of exhibiting and sales has been through outdoor art shows in South Florida, her work is also available at her website:

Facebook: http://Facebook.com/ClaudiaHafnerWatercolor

Instagram: http://Instagram.com/claudiahafnerwatercolor

Prints and merchandise: https://claudia-hafner.pixels.com/ Merchandise : http://cafepress.com/hafner
Limited edition prints: https://Etsy.com/shop/ClaudiaHafnerArt

 

 

 

 

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

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John Bowen’s Artistry Transforms Naval Air Station Ft. Lauderdale Museum To Preserve History And Honor To Those Who Served

The Naval Air Station Ft. Lauderdale Museum will showcase the detailed artistry of well-know watercolorist, John Bowen. The Museum is open Thursday, Saturday and Sunday, with a special 4th of July picnic!  Everyone is invited! John is a key team member in the Museum’s mission to preserve our history by honoring the men and women who defended our freedom, during WWI, to Korea, and WWII.  Did you know that the infamous Flight 19 departed from here?  That US President George H.W. Bush lived at this base as an Ensign as he trained as a torpedo/bomber pilot?  Be part of the “History Project”, which collects unpublished written memoirs of personal wartime experiences, diaries, maps, drawings, photographs, and letters, that tell the veteran’s story. The Rickie Report shares the details and urges you to take a free tour!

 

 

 

NAVAL AIR STATION FORT LAUDERDALE MUSEUM
National Register of Historic Places   .   A Florida Heritage Site  .  Home of Flight 19

4000 W. Perimeter Road, Ft. Lauderdale,Florida

(954) 359-4400

HOURS: THURSDAY, SATURDAY, & SUNDAY
from 11:30 am to 3:30 pm

Free Admission / Free Tours / Pay-what-you-wish tours / Free Parking / Handicap-accessible
This is an all volunteer operation. Donations are appreciated. ​

 

SPECIAL  4TH  OF JULY  PICNIC

11:30 am to 3:30 pm

 

Outside Museum Building: A Marine Corsair and A Navy Avenger. Both planes created from concrete and painted by John Bowen, to enhance the building. Each of the planes are seven feet long.

 

“Bikes at the Art Show” Watercolor by John Bowen, took First Place Award for Watercolor Category in Veteran’s Art Exhibition.

 

John Bowen has been an artist and illustrator for more than 45 years.  He first studied commercial art at the School of Fine and Industrial Arts in Newark, New Jersey.  After two years of experience in advertising agencies, he entered the United States Air Force as an illustrator.  His duties in the Air Force included a year of documenting airlift operations in South Vietnam, and his illustrations are on display at the Air Force Academy in Colorado.  Upon establishing a residence in South Florida, John discovered the many varied landscapes of the state containing the only subtropical climate in the U.S. and the wonderful lighting that Florida’s climate affords.

 

 

John’s background as an illustrator has made him a “detail” watercolorist of the highest order.  His experience allows him to convey the mood and story of the scene through the use of dramatic lighting and vibrant color.  A detailed drawing eventually morphs into a relaxed style of painting.  Working with watercolors has always intrigued John, and the challenge and excitement of this medium has never left him.

 

Red tailed Mustang, created and painted by John Bowen honors an all Black WWIl group of U S Airmen. They flew in the European Theatre. Their main assignment during the war was to escort our bombers during their raids over the continent. They had an outstanding record of protecting the bombers. They had all their plane’s tails painted red so everyone would know who they were and when they were coming! The Memorial Garden, at the Museum, is for Lt. Colonel Gray of the “Red Tail” Squadron.

 

 

 

Photos from the Inauguration of the Zen Garden created by volunteer Veterans & Master Gardeners, in honor of Ray Rivera WWII & Korea Veteran, survivor of the Bunker Hill CV-17.  Original painting was created by artist & Vietnam Vet John Bowen.

John paints to keep Florida’s history alive.  “This is a passion with me,” says the artist.  “I believe in keeping history alive by both painting it and helping to preserve it.”  This he does by donating artwork and Giclee limited edition prints to the Vizcaya Museum and Gardens, Miami, Florida charity art exhibitions of the Bonnet House, Fort Lauderdale, Florida, juried art shows for the Old Davie Schoolhouse Project, and a one-man art exhibit at the Fort Lauderdale Historical Society. He will continue his outdoor show schedule this Fall.

Flight 19 Memorial created and painted by John Bowen is facing the Bermuda Triangle, where the plane and its crew were lost.

John tells The Rickie Report, “Realistic expressionism is how I describe my work.  Capturing a mood, striving to tell a story, intrigued by history, landscapes and themes, these are the inspirations that create my work.  Emphasizing the play of light and shadow as seen in nature.  Describing textures of time written in historic places.  Capturing a moment of history, that sense of space.  These are the feelings I try to express in my paintings.  Each idea is carefully planned from exploration through execution.  Plein air painting, sketching, photography, using whatever means possible to achieve my vision.  Combining both opaque and transparent watercolors on heavy (300 lb) archival paper.  I work patiently, using established principles to create the final piece.  Hoping to express the beauty that inspired me”.  

 

John is a signature member with the Florida Watercolor Society, Gold Coast Watercolor Society and the Delray Art League.  He is available to do Home and Boat Portrait Commissions.  John Bowen can be reached at  954 370-2061.    jbowenartist@aol.com  or www.johnbowenwatercolorist.com

 

More about the Museum:

National Register of Historic Places.  A Florida Heritage Site.
Our mission is to develop and maintain a national and internationally recognized naval aviation museum that educates young and old alike, to preserve history by honoring the memory of Naval Air Station Fort Lauderdale and the men & women who defended freedom during World War II.

 

The Museum has been instrumental in preserving the memory of Flight 19, one of the great aviation mysteries. Flight 19 flew out of NAS Fort Lauderdale on 5 December 1945, to vanish into the Bermuda Triangle. In addition, 19 year old future US President George H. W. Bush lived at this base as an Ensign, to train as a torpedo/bomber pilot.  From October 1942 to October 1946 the base would train pilots and thousands of aircrewmen from the U.S and other countries. In December 1999, the building was relocated to its permanent site at 4000 West Perimeter Rd., 2 blocks west from its original location.

 

 

On Exhibit:

  • Link Trainer Flight Simulator: historic mechanical & engineering landmark.
  • Recreated Soldier’s Barracks: The George Bush Room.
  • 25×7 naval aviation mural signed by President George H.W. Bush, John McCain, RADM Moffit, and Medal of Honor Vietnam Gary Littrell.
  • Original paintings, cartoons, lithographs, drawings, and photographs.
  • “Broward Goes To War”  Exhibit:  the war years of 1941-1945.
  • Flight 19: collection of letters, photos, artifacts, books, videos,  & displays.
  • Vintage ship & aircraft models, WWII artifacts, teaching props, flight gear, ship plaques, medals, insignia, uniforms representing all branches of the military.
  • Online-Only Exhibits: take a tour of our
  • John Payne Memorial Library: 3,000+ volumes from military history, personal memoirs, war diaries, aviator log books, veteran’s letters, cruise books, war postcard albums, magazines, and world war II newsletters.
  • Photography collection: 10,000+ images of aircraft, ships, people, naval history, technical manuals, photos of artworks, and a military video library.
  • Outdoor artifacts include WWII torpedoes from a submarine, and TBM/TBF Avenger, an anti-aircraft gun, and an anti-submarine Hedgehog.  
  • Veterans History Project: WWI & WWII collection of Veteran’s Stories.
  • Award winning Butterfly Garden with a Flight 19 memorial. 
  • Take the 360 degree Google Video tour.
  • virtual exhibits.

 

The History Project:

The Naval Air Station Fort Lauderdale Museum collects and preserves personal stories and other documents from World War II Veterans, with the purpose of building a lasting legacy of preserving history for generations to come. This History Project collects unpublished written memoirs of personal wartime experiences. We welcome diaries, collections of letters, and photographs that tell the veteran’s story.  Maps, drawings, and other documents are also welcome. We don’t have to keep your originals as the artifacts can be scanned, or photographed, and shared this way via e-mails. This project was started in 2010, with the introduction of NASFL Museum founder Allan McElhiney, who was a sailor in World War II.  This Gallery of Veterans is not in chronological order, rather it follows a date of completion by NASFL Museum curators.  If you are interested in sharing a Veteran’s story, or your family’s military history, please go to www.nasflmuseum.com

 

You can visit Museum on Thursday, Saturday, & Sunday

– Children under 10 must be accompanied by an adult at all times.
– Business Hours: Thursday, Saturday, & Sunday from 11:30am to 3:30pm
– Last tour is at 2:30pm (no need for reservations but it’s best to be there between 11:30 and 2pm for best timing).
– Depending on your time, and level of interest, a tour can go from 10 mins to 3 hours. It’s up to you.
– After tours, people are welcome to linger around and take photos, enjoy their time in the library, watch videos, or explore the garden areas.
– This is an all volunteer operation. For tours of more than 5 people in your party, a donation of $5 per person is appreciated (members are always free). You can also Pay-what-you-wish!

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Gold Coast Watercolor Society Offers Two Workshops With Soon Warren And Pat Dews

The Gold Coast Watercolor Society, a Watermedia Group  (GCWS) is a resource for artists, both new and experienced. GCWS offers opportunities to learn, paint and sketch, workshops taught by nationally recognized artists; an annual membership show; juried shows in venues such as museums, galleries and local businesses; paint-ins with live models; lectures and demonstrations, showing “how it’s done” by selected artists; non-juried group shows in local libraries and other public venues plus Plein air painting opportunities.  The Rickie Report shares the details of two workshops: Soon Warren and Pat Dews, which are open to non- members.  We urge you to network with this organization to further your techniques and achievements.

 

 

Gold Coast Watercolor Society – A Watermedia Group

ArtServe
 1350 Sunrise Blvd,   Fort Lauderdale, FL

 

Please Join Us!
Meetings are held
 October through May


 3rd Tuesday of each month

 
7:00 p.m. at Artserve

 

Two Upcoming  W O R K S H O P S :

 

 

“Bowl of Marbles” by Soon Warren

 

 

Soon Y Warren, AWS, NWS, TWSA

February 20, 21, 22, 2018
Member: $375
Non-member: $420

3-day workshop

A step by step instructional process will be used incorporating Soon’s reference photos and drawings for each project.

www.soonwarren.com

“Windswept” by Pat Dews

Pat Dews, AWS, NWS
March 20, 21, 22, 23, 2018
Member: $450
Non-member: $495

4-day workshop


Paint Better Abstracts

This workshop will focus on experimental works in watermedia on paper.

www.PatDews.com

 

How to Pay – NEW PayPal

You can reserve your seat by paying online at www.goldcoastwatercolorsociety.com/
Or contact Teresa Kirk at 954-436-2858 swgftl@aol.com

For more information about GCWS and these workshops, meetings or other opportunities:

www.goldcoastwatercolorsociety.com

 

 

 

 

 

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Make Your Reservations For Florida Watercolor Society Annual Convention And Trade Show

The Florida Watercolor Society will be in Coral Springs this year to celebrate its 46th Annual Exhibition, Convention, and Trade Show. FWS is one of very few organizations of its kind in the country to hold an Annual Convention and Trade Show. The Convention kicks off Thursday evening, September 14th  with a two-hour painting demonstration by Iain Stewart. Many more demos, as well as critiques, raffles, silent auctions, and a Paint-Around are scheduled for Friday and Saturday, September 15th & 16th. All of these events are included with the $20 registration fee. Other instructors include watercolor artists Bev Jozwiak AWS, NWS and Sue Allen AWS, NWS.  The Trade Show is free and open to the public. The Rickie Report shares the details here.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

2017 Florida Watercolor Society Convention & Trade Show 2017

September 14th – 17th

Ft. Lauderdale Marriott Hotel-Coral Springs

11775 Heron Bay Blvd, Coral Springs, FL 33321

954-753-5598

46th Annual Exhibition

Opening Awards Reception/ Art Exhibit:

Friday, September 15th

5:30 – 7:30 pm

Coral Springs Museum of Art

2855 Coral Springs Drive, Coral Springs, FL 33065

954-340-5000

Exhibit dates: Sept. 9th – Nov. 18th

 

 

The Exhibition judge, artist Iain Stewart AWS, NWS

 

The Exhibition judge, artist Iain Stewart AWS, NWS, reviewed nearly 600 entries to select the 100 watermedia paintings that will show from September 9th through November 17th at the Coral Springs Museum of Art, 2855 Coral Springs Drive in Coral Springs. Iain also selected 35 paintings from the show to travel on to two additional venues. Bonita Springs Center for the Arts will host the first stop, showing November 21st through December 28th. The second stop will be the Gadsden Art Center & Museum in Quincy, FL, from January 12th through March 24th, 2018. Both Traveling Show venues will host a reception on opening night.

 

WORKSHOPS:

 

Two workshops held in conjunction with the 46th Annual Exhibition still have space available. Iain Stewart’s four-day workshop, held September 11th -14th, 9am – 4pm still has a few spots open. Sue Allen NWS, FWS will teach a one-day workshop on September 14th from 9am-4pm. The workshops will be held at the Fort Lauderdale Marriott Coral Springs Resort, 11775 Heron Bay Blvd. in Coral Springs.

 

 

FWS is one of very few organizations of its kind in the country to hold an Annual Convention and Trade Show. The Convention kicks off Thursday evening, September 14th from 7-9pm at the Marriott with a two-hour painting demonstration by Iain Stewart. Many more demos, as well as critiques, raffles, silent auctions, and a Paint-Around are scheduled for Friday and Saturday, September 15th & 16th. All of these events are included with the $20 registration fee.

 

TRADE  SHOW:

 

 

The Trade Show, held Friday and Saturday, September 15th & 16th from 9-4pm, is free and open to the public. Vendors from around the country will be selling art supplies at significant discounts. Also, vendors will be demonstrating new products and techniques on the Trade Show floor.

 

 

 

About FWS


The purpose of this society is to: Educate the public as to the importance of watercolor as a creative and permanent painting medium. Contribute to the cultural atmosphere and standards of the State of Florida. Support and educate members of FWS and other watercolor organizations in their worthwhile endeavors in watercolor painting.

For more information, a complete schedule of events, and to register, please visit our website:

www.floridawatercolorsociety.org

 

 

 

 

 

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46th Annual Florida Watercolor Society Convention And Trade Show September 14-17

In preparation for the upcoming Florida Watercolor Society’s (FWS) 2017 Annual State Convention & Trade Show, The Rickie Report shares the details and opportunities to have your work critiqued, get great deals on art supplies and see artist demonstrations.  The events take place in Coral Springs, September 14 – 17th.  In conjunction with the Convention, the 2017 Florida Watercolor Society will hold its 46th Annual Opening Awards Reception/Art Exhibit on September 15th.  Special thanks to Lois Perdue, who interviewed Iain Stewart, one of the workshop presenters.  Get your calendars out and make your reservations!  The Trade Show is free and open to the public on Friday, September 15th and Saturday, September 16th.  Other instructors include watercolor artists Bev Jozwiak AWS, NWS and Sue Archer Allen AWS, NWS.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

www.floridawatercolorsociety.org

 

 

 

2017 Florida Watercolor Society Convention & Trade Show 2017

September 14th-17th

Ft. Lauderdale Marriott Hotel-Coral Springs

11775 Heron Bay Blvd,  Coral Springs, FL 33321  

954-753-5598

 

 

46th Annual Exhibition

 

Opening Awards Reception/ Art Exhibit:

Friday, September 15th

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 5:30 – 7:30 pm

Coral Springs Museum of Art

2855 Coral Springs Drive, Coral Springs, FL  33065

954-340-5000

Exhibit dates: Sept. 9th – Nov. 18th

 

 

Detailed information about the Convention and Trade Show as well as opportunities to register for critiques follows this interview of Iain Stewart by Lois Perdue

 

Iain Stewart

Iain Stewart by Lois Perdue

Iain Stewart shares, “Painting my reality is with lines and light.”  It is not only about how the light influences his paintings, but to the award-winning watercolor artist and architectural illustrator, it’s about the lines, too.  Born in Glasgow, Scotland and raised in North Carolina and later, Alabama since the age of six, Stewart holds numerous international awards, is a signature member of the National and American Watercolor Societies and holds a degree in architecture.  For the first time, Stewart, has been invited to be one of three artists who will be teaching a four-day workshop at this year’s Florida Watercolor Society (FWS) Convention & Trade Show. “I get a great deal of satisfaction teaching workshops,” he said. “I can communicate my ideas both vocally and visually in a manner that will, hopefully, remain with the artists and be repeatable by them.”

 

“6th Street Train” by Iain Stewart

 

Now 46-years-old, Stewart was fortunate to have had a head start in the field of art. He grew up familiar with renderings and architectural drawings as his father, Muir Stewart, was a Professor of Architecture at Auburn University until he retired in 1987. In addition, the senior Stewart has been a watercolorist his entire life and still continues an active career as an architectural illustrator and artist.  “There is friendly competition between us,” said Stewart.  Stewart, who will also hold one-on-one critiques during the convention weekend, said he learned some valuable lessons about critiquing art by example.

 

“My father has an uncanny ability to give scathing critiques, but they are correct,” he said. “What I do then is, if it’s fixable, I fix it, or I just start all over again” he said. “We now critique each others’ work which can become quite interesting at times.”  Stewart says, however, his own critiques are gently delivered, also productive and intended to help students learn.  “For myself, I like to use my ruined efforts to start the ‘barbeque’,” he said. “Successful paintings teach us very little. It’s the hand to the hot stove, the sting of the bee–the ruined painting that makes you look inward and seek out where you went wrong. I ask my students to create a written step-by-step process for a ruined painting—to go back and do a plan, find a point of reference of where and why they did it. Then their task is to go back and rework it and try to avoid making the same mistake twice.”

 

“Gothenburg” by Iain Stewart

 

Stewart, who has been published numerous times, most recently in Plein Air Magazine, (April/ May Issue) teaches both studio and plein air workshops on a regular basis throughout the United States and Europe. Other publications in which Stewart has been featured include Watercolor Artist, The Art of Watercolour, Southern Living, Cottage Living, Better Homes & Gardens, The Robb Report and the French publication Pratique des Arts. He also has a three-DVD set available through northlightshop.com.  Always a watercolorist, Stewart enjoys the process of protecting light from the beginning. He admits his real struggle is to capture the initial vision.  “You have to see the works’ glow from the start,” he said.  Stewart added that he is most often motivated by capturing a definitive lighting condition and how it influences shape and value rather than faithfully representing the subject as witnessed. “The lion’s share of my work is accomplished alla prima,” said Stewart. “Watercolor is uniquely suited for the task of capturing light and must be preserved from the first brush strokes and protected throughout the painting process.”

 

 

Watercolor by Iain Stewart

Stewart maintains a studio in Opelika, Alabama for his duo career as a fine art watercolorist alongside his 20-year career as an architectural illustrator with an international clientele. Stewart says he is hired to create scenes that showcase the designer’s intentions in the best way possible. Clients have ranged from the Georgia State Capital to the Dublin Zoo. Once a year he heads to his alma mater, Auburn University, where he is an adjunct professor, to teach a course called “Architecture in Watercolor”.  “The course I teach is reviving and combining the use of watercolor presentation in the age of computer- dominated presentation techniques,” Stewart said.

 

Stewart does agree that his style has changed over the years and says it was gradual.  “I moved away from the tightness of my rendering style to a more expressive way of painting”, he said. “My work changes yearly and I noticed this when I began to focus more on my sketchbooks to bring the liveliness I experience when working in them to my studio work. It is less about accuracy and more about the feeling of being in a certain place. I have moved in a more painterly direction and continue to embrace the changes when they come. If I painted the same way year after year my personal work would become dull very quickly to me. In architectural illustration it’s all about the line work. When I paint for myself I never let a line tell me where to put my brush.”

 

 

“North Queens Ferry” by Iain Stewart

 

Stewart says he ruins more paintings when working on something new as his style changes but there is a benefit in that.  “That means I am on to something new and to follow it as far as it will take me. You would be surprised at how many people think that once you begin receiving awards, jurying, and getting into major publications that you somehow stop creating works that are not up to your idea of what constitutes a good painting,” he said.  To achieve the uniquely dramatic, sometimes moody strokes in his award-winning paintings, Stewart says he often uses imagined atmospheric and lighting conditions in his work and paints from both life and imagination.  “Watercolors are not only a translation of what I see, but more importantly, an expression of how I choose to view the world,” he shares.  As for his workshop teaching style, he believes that some students struggle, but Stewart takes delight in this.  “It is those times when they see the larger picture and have one of those “ah ha moments” and not just see the technical side of the demonstration,” he said.  “A light comes into their eyes and smiles appear on their faces and that is priceless to me,” he said. “It’s the moment of understanding and it’s a wonderful thing to see and be part of.”

 

Iain Stewart’s 4-Day Workshop is Mon., Sept 11-Thur., Sept. 14; 9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m

&

Sue Archer Allen’s 1-Day Workshop is Thurs., Sept. 14; 9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. Both workshops have spaces.

Please visit FWS’s website to see about availability.

(Bev Jozwiak’s 4-day Workshop on Mon. Sept. 11 – Thurs., Sept 14 is filled.)

2017 Florida Watercolor Society State-wide

Convention & Trade Show

 

September 14th-17th

PLUS

BEST DEALS ON ART SUPPLIES AT THIS TRADE SHOW

 

Friday, September 15th

 Saturday, September 16th

9 am – 4 pm

Ft. Lauderdale Marriott Hotel-Coral Springs

11775 Heron Bay Blvd, Coral Springs, FL 33321

954-753-5598

 

 

Free & Open to the public

 

 

 

“Exhibitors come from all over the United States as well as Europe,” said Rita Szopinski, president of FWS. “It’s a very popular event and a chance for the experienced artist as well as the beginner artist to be introduced to new and exciting products being promoted by the various vendors.”  And, the “price is right” at FWS’s trade show.  “Vendors offer “discounted” pricing to attendees so it is a great opportunity to stock up on art materials,” said Szopinski. “As you get excited about the demos and the products the workshop instructors are using, you can run to the trade show and purchase many of the items from one of the many booths. As you wander through the booths you will find a demo here and there as an added bonus. Visit the FWS website for updates on the trade show and demos.”   Many product experts will be introducing new products, holding demonstrations and answering artists’ questions throughout the weekend of Florida Watercolor Society’s 46th annual state convention.

 

 

46th Annual Awards Reception/ Art Exhibit

Friday, September 15th, 5:30 – 7:30pm  

Coral Springs Museum of Art

                                        2855 Coral Springs Drive, Coral Springs, 33065

 

This year’s Opening Reception promises to be chic and will not only applaud the exceptional talents of FWS artists but will also celebrate the 20th Anniversary of the Coral Springs Museum of Art. Guests will enjoy music, fine wine and server-passed hors d’oeuvres. Ticket prices are $15 per person.  You can purchase your Reception ticket online when you register for the Convention, or when you check in at the hotel. Deadline to purchase tickets is Thursday, September 14th.  

One-on-One Critique: Iain Stewart

Friday, September 15th

Artists who select this opportunity will be asked to submit 10 images either by e-mail or from their website in advance to the artist of their choosing, and will be scheduled for a 30 minute session. This is your chance to obtain valuable feedback so necessary to improve your painting, and increase your chances of being accepted in or receiving awards in national exhibitions. Charge is $50 per session. Scheduling will be mutually convenient.

Digital Critique by Bev Jozwiak

Friday, September 15th

Bev Jozwiak will be leading a critique of art images that have been submitted to the digital director at fws.show.entry@gmail.com specifically for this critique. All artists, members or non members, are welcome to submit up to 2 images by deadline date of September 14, 2017. Each image is $6 which can be paid in online checkout. Images should be cropped and sized according to standard submission rules of 300 DPI and longest edge 1800 pixels. You may have your images prepared for you by the digital director for $5/image, payable at checkout. The critiques will take place on Friday, September 15th.

Exhibit Review With Iain Stewart 

Saturday, September 16th

There is a $6 attendance fee to participate in the Iain Stewart review of the 2017 Annual Exhibition on Saturday, Sept 16th, as space is limited. Please pay the attendance fee with your convention registration. This is your chance to hear first hand how Iain chose this year’s images and learn what a juror may be seeking in judging such a large and competitive show.

One on One Critique: Sue Archer Allen

Saturday, September 16th

Artists who select this opportunity will be asked to submit 10 images either by e-mail or from their website in advance to the artist of their choosing, and will be scheduled for a 30 minute session. This is your chance to obtain valuable feedback so necessary to improve your painting, and increase your chances of being accepted in or receiving awards in national exhibitions. Charge is $50 per session. Scheduling will be mutually convenient, but all critiques will be held on September 16th.

For more information about membership, monthly meetings well as availability of workshops please visit:

www.floridawatercolorsociety.org

 

For media information about the FWS Convention contact Lois Perdue at 954.812.1860 or email her at : runner12@bellsouth.net

 

 

 

 

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Boca Raton Branch National League Of American Pen Women Feature Watercolorist, John Bowen At November Meeting

The Boca Raton Branch National League of American Pen Women will feature John Bowen at the November 17th Luncheon and Speaker Program. Meet John Bowen, award-winning watercolorist, illustrator, and writer. John will share the story of his military experience in Vietnam that led him to write and illustrate “Eleven Months and Nineteen Days”, which won a silver medal. John’s realistic expressionism paintings capture Florida’s landscapes, seascapes, and everyday life. His art is a best seller at Vizcaya in Miami.  The Rickie Report shares the details and urges you to sign up now!  Pen Women is a prime example of positive networking organization.  You can attend this event as a guest.

 

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BOCA RATON BRANCH

National League of American Pen Women

 

 

 

Meet Award-Winning Artist, John Bowen

Thursday, November 17, 2016
11:30 A.M.

 

 

 

Delray Beach Golf Club

2200 Highland Ave.  Delray Beach, FL

561/243-7385 for Directions

 

 

Meet John Bowen, award-winning watercolorist, illustrator, and writer. John will share the story of his military experience in Vietnam that led him to write and illustrate Eleven Months and Nineteen Days, which won a silver medal. John’s realistic expressionism paintings capture Florida’s landscapes, seascapes, and everyday life.

 

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CLIP AND RETURN WITH YOUR CHECK

 

DEADLINE FOR RECEIPT OF CHECKS: November 7, 2016

Members: $27 – Guests: $32
Gluten Free: Members $30 – Guests: $35
Checks payable to: Boca Raton Branch NLAPW

Send to: Elaine Bossik, 7722 Majestic Palm Drive Boynton Beach FL 33437


 

Email Elaine Bossik for more information:  elainebossik@yahoo.com

Luncheon Menu:    Please circle your choice of entrée and dessert
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Email ________________________
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1) Chicken Francaise – Parmesan egg battered chicken breast sauteed and finished with a lemon butter sauce, served with herb roasted potatoes and sauteed green beans almondine.
(2) Poached Fillet of Salmon – Court bouillon poached salmon with creamy lemon dill sauce on the side, herb roasted potatoes and sauteed green beans almondine.
(3) Chef’s Salad – Fresh garden mixed greens topped with julienned turkey, ham, salami and Provolone cheese, topped with pepperoncini, black olives and grape tomatoes with Italian dressing.
Dessert Choice: (4) Chocolate Raspberry Mousse Cake or (5) Fruit Cup

 

 

About National League of American Pen Women:

The Boca Raton Branch of the National League of American Pen Women is a prestigious organization of professional women in the Arts – Published Writers, Authors, Poets, Musical Composers and Award winning Artists. The Boca Raton branch is one of the largest in the country and celebrated its 40th anniversary in 2015.

 

NLAPW’s corporate headquarters is based in Washington, D.C. oversees branches all over the United States. The League boasts membership of such prominent ladies as Eleanor Roosevelt, Erma Bombeck, and Edna Hibel. Vinnie Ream, the only woman to sculpt President Lincoln from life, was an early member of NLAPW. Her statue of Lincoln now stands in the U.S. Capitol Rotunda.

 

As a qualified member of Art, Letters or Music, each member is exposed to participation in Art Exhibits, Book Talks and various workshops. On the third Thursday of the month – from November to May – luncheons are held with interesting, informative speakers featuring the three Muses ~ Art – Literature – Music! 

 

bocapenwomen.org

 

 

 

 

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Gustave Wander Solo Exhibit And Levis JCC Pottery Guild Exhibit /Sale Begins April 3rd

Whether you prefer the tenderness of Gustave Wander’s watercolors—jazz musicians, light houses and landscapes—or the fascination of exotic totems and the symmetry of classic pottery, the latest exhibit at the Nathan D. Rosen Museum Gallery in Boca Raton will have something to delight the senses! The retrospective Solo exhibit gives tribute to Gustave Wander’s nontraditional career as a later-in-life watercolorist and a beloved teacher who has inspired countless students over the decades. The Annual Levis JCC Pottery Guild Exhibition and Sale brings together the fledgling works of new potters to the most accomplished master ceramicists—stimulating to both sight and touch.  The Rickie Report is pleased to share the details of these exciting events beginning with a Free Opening Reception on Sunday, April 3rd.  Everyone is invited, but please RSVP.

 

 

 

 

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Levis JCC in Boca Raton’s

Nathan D. Rosen Museum Gallery

at the Phyllis & Harvey Sandler Center

Presents:

 

Solo Exhibit by Gustave Wander, Watercolorist

The Levis JCC Pottery Guild Annual Ceramics Exhibition and Sale

Opening Reception

Sunday, April 3
 1 -4 pm

 

Free and open to the public: RSVP to 561-558-2520

Exhibit Runs April 3 through May 20

The Nathan D. Rosen Museum Gallery is free and open to the public.

21050 95th Avenue South, Boca Raton, FL
(enter off Glades Rd)

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Watercolor by Gustave Wander

Gustave Wander

 

Born in New York City in 1924, Gustave Wander spent much of his first career as a commercial artist, illustrating lighting fixtures for marketing use and working in the photoengraving business. Even during his time in the U.S. Navy, he was assigned to the CBs, where his ability to accurately draw was put to immediate use.

 

 

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Watercolor by Gustave Wander

 

 

 

 

 

After 25 years, he moved from a commercial artist to his passion—watercolors. Discarding the pencils of his illustrating days, Wander paints his scenes without sketching any preliminary outlines. His signature style has earned him 25 awards and numerous accolades. His original painting of musical stars Jack Teagarden, Eddie Condon, Louis Armstrong and Benny Goodman, instruments included, is part of the American Jazz Collection in the New York Public Library. A gentle, peaceful and eternally optimistic man, Wander has served as a role model and inspiration to many who thought the opportunity for them to develop as artists had passed them by.

 

 

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Watercolor by Gustave Wander

 

 

This solo exhibit bears testimony to his creativity and artistic energy—still painting and inspiring others at the age of 92!

 

 

 

 

 

 

Levis JCC Pottery Guild

Annual Ceramics Exhibition and Sale

From totems to tea pots, utilitarian, sculptural and decorative works of ceramics created by member of the Levis JCC Pottery Guild and master ceramicists Sylvia Rosen, Marilyn Wander and Gina Skillings are on display. Many items are available for sale.

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Totem by Gina Skillings

 

 

The Nathan D. Rosen Museum Gallery hosts exceptional exhibitions of works by local, national and international artists. Its mission is to encourage understanding of cross-cultural influences in the visual arts and include exhibitions in the visual arts, exhibitions of historical importance, contemporary art, folk art, and mixed media works.

 

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Pottery by Marilyn Wander

 

 

 

 

The Phyllis & Harvey Sandler Center at the Adolph & Rose Levis Jewish Community Center provides a welcoming environment and a sense of community for active adults of all ages to pursue high quality and enriching educational, cultural, social and recreational experiences. It is located at 21050 95th Avenue South, Boca Raton, FL 33428

 

 

The Levis JCC welcomes individuals of all ages, races, and religious affiliations living in South Florida.

www.levisjcc.org

 

 

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