ArtRageous: Downtown Boca’s Art & Craft Festival On October 10 – 11th Honors Breast Cancer Awareness Month

Are you ready for the debut of ArtRageous: Downtown Boca’s Art & Craft Festival on October 10-11, 2015? Produced by Howard Alan Events and hosted by Downtown Boca, this  2 day outdoor gallery style street festival will showcase the work of the finest artists and crafters in the country.  Many of the exhibitors will feature artwork in honor of Breast Cancer Awareness month. Proceeds from the sale of Breast Cancer Awareness artwork will be donated to The Shula Fund at Moffitt Cancer Center. Admission is free and open to the public. In Jacob’s Shoes will be on site accepting donations and support for their efforts to provide shoes and school supplies to local children in need. The Rickie Report shares the details, images and information about the Free Art Giveaway.  This is truly a “community” event – helping others while enjoying ourselves!

 

 

 

ArtRageous: Downtown Boca’s Art & Craft Festival

Saturday October 10

Sunday October 11

10 am – 5 pm

Honoring Breast Cancer Awareness Month

Leading Local & National Artists – Eclectic Displays of Original Art – Unique & Affordable Gift Items – Live Music – Free Art Giveaway

In Jacob’s Shoes will be on site accepting donations and support for their efforts to provide shoes and school supplies to local children in need.

Palmetto Park Road from Federal Hwy to Mizner Boulevard in Downtown Boca

Navigational Address: 72 North Federal Highway, Boca Raton, FL 33432

To Support the Arts and the Local Downtown Boca Community

 Free community event

 

 

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Art Tiles by Tammy Frands

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 October 10-11, 2015, ArtRageous: Downtown Boca’s Art & Craft Festival. The finest artists and crafters in the country will converge upon Palmetto Park Road from Federal Hwy to Mizner Blvd. in the heart of Downtown Boca for a two-day juried outdoor gallery style street art fair. A wide variety of original artwork, functional pieces and unique gift items will be on display and for sale with prices set to suit all budgets. Proceeds from breast cancer inspired artwork will be donated to the Moffitt Cancer Center.

 

 

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In Jacob’s Shoes will be onsite to raise awareness and accept donations of new and gently used shoes and backpacks for local children in need. Produced by Howard Alan Events & hosted by Downtown Boca. Saturday & Sunday, 10:00 am to 5:00 pm, www.ArtFestival.com or downtownboca.org – 561-746-6615. Free.

 

 

 

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Jane & Michael Lewis

Free Art Giveaway artists

www.easystreetstudios.com

“We are delighted to host Artrageous in Downtown Boca,” said Ruby Childers, Downtown Manager. “In addition to viewing fabulous works of art, event attendees will enjoy dining, shopping and cultural attractions within the beautiful surroundings of Downtown Boca.”

 

 

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Eileen Lovre 
http://www.portraitsbyeileen.com

 

 

Howard Alan Events will once again partner with the world-renowned Moffitt Cancer Center, the only National Cancer Institute-designated Comprehensive Cancer Center based in Florida. This not-for-profit hospital and cancer research facility has made a lasting commitment to the prevention and cure of cancer, working tirelessly in the areas of patient care, research and education to advance the fight against this disease. Proceeds from the sale of breast cancer awareness artwork will be donated to The Shula Fund at Moffitt Cancer Center. The fund supports cutting-edge breast cancer research projects that will serve as a resource to accelerate Moffitt’s mission to contribute to the prevention, treatment and cure of cancer.

 

 

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Art Tiles by Tammy Frands

tammysgreat4gifts.com

 

 

The artists will line their booths along Palmetto Park Road from Federal Highway to Mizner Boulevard in Downtown Boca Raton. The artistic media will be diverse and will include paintings, sculptures, photography, ceramics, glass, wood, handmade jewelry, collage, mixed media and more. A separate craft marketplace will offer a full spectrum of affordable crafts and gift items. Festival patrons are encouraged to engage the artists as they explore the eclectic exhibits and register to win the free art giveaway. All exhibitors will be present for the duration of the event.

 

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Eileen Lovre
http://www.portraitsbyeileen.com

In Jacob’s Shoes, a public charity providing shoes, backpacks & school supplies to local children in need, will be onsite to raise awareness and accept donations of new and gently used items. Fundraising efforts allow them to also provide grants for camp, aftercare, sports and enrichment programs. “Getting new shoes just isn’t possible for many children in our community,” explains Harlene Zweig, founder and director of In Jacob’s Shoes. “We strive to help children in poverty walk with dignity. We must continue our mission to raise awareness and gain the support of our neighbors throughout South Florida.

 

 

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Jane & Michael Lewis

Free Art Giveaway artists

www.easystreetstudios.com

 

 

Festival promoter Howard Alan Events produces many award-winning juried art fairs throughout the country and Florida including the Las Olas Art Fairs, Boca Fest, the Downtown Delray Beach Festival of the Arts, and Alexandria King Street Art Festival among others. “We are thrilled to provide Boca Raton with another quality art show,” says Howard Alan, founder of Howard Alan Events. “This is a wonderful addition to our Fall line up of high-end art festivals here in South Florida.”

 

Information At-A-Glance:

• ArtRageous: Downtown Boca’s Art & Craft Festival
• Produced by Howard Alan Events
• Hosted by Downtown Boca
• October 10 & 11, Saturday & Sunday, 10:00 am – 5:00 pm
• Location – Palmetto Park Road, from Federal Hwy to Mizner Boulevard
• Free Admission
• Juried outdoor art showcase
• Original Art & Crafts – Handmade in America
• Prices set to suit all budgets – ranging from as little as $25 to $30,000
• Exhibitors hand-selected by independent panel of expert judges from hundreds of applicants
• All artists and crafters on site for duration of festival
• Vast array of artistic media including paintings, sculptures, photography, ceramics, glass, wood, handmade jewelry, collage, mixed media
• In Jacob’s Shoes, a public charity providing shoes, backpacks & school supplies to local children in need, will be onsite to raise awareness and accept donations of new and gently used items.
• Proceeds from the sale of Breast Cancer Awareness artwork to benefit the Moffitt Cancer Center

 

Downtown Boca

Downtown Boca is the city’s main destination for shopping, dining and entertainment. The area is home to festivals such as the Festival of the Arts Boca and Brazilian Beat, as well as more than a dozen cultural attractions and art galleries including the Boca Raton Historical Society & Museum, the Boca Raton Museum of Art and the City’s Mizner Park Amphitheater. Plaza Real, the publicly owned area in Mizner Park, was named one of the Top 10 Great Public Spaces in the U.S. by The American Planning Association. For more information visit www.downtownboca.org.

 

 

 

About Howard Alan Events, Ltd.:

 

Howard Alan Events, a Florida-based company, develops and presents art and craft shows throughout the country. For the past 32 years, Howard Alan Events has produced some of the nation’s finest juried art shows, including more than 40 venues each year such as the Downtown Aspen Art Festival (Aspen, CO), Beaver Creek Art Festival (Beaver Creek, CO), and the Las Olas Art Fairs, (Fort Lauderdale, FL). Several shows are ranked in the top 100 art fairs in the country by Sunshine Artist magazine. The group’s founders personally select culture rich cities for their show locations providing a complete outdoor experience unmatched by other festivals. Each show is unique with works of both established and emerging artists.

 

 

For additional information about ArtRageous: Downtown Boca’s Art & Craft Festival and other Howard Alan Events art and craft shows across the country, visit www.artfestival.com or www.downtownboca.org, email: info@artfestival.com or call: 561-746-6615.

 

 

 

About In Jacob’s Shoes:

The Jacob S. Zweig Foundation, Inc. d/b/a In Jacob’s Shoes was formed in loving memory of Jacob Samuel Zweig. In Jacob’s Shoes honors the love and encouragement Jacob gave to all who knew him and strives to continue Jacob’s way of making a difference in the lives of others. Jacob’s innate and selfless gift of helping and giving to others will live on through In Jacob’s Shoes. The mission of this 501(c)(3) public charity is to provide new and gently used shoes, school supplies and athletic gear to children in need. Grants are also awarded for camp, aftercare, athletic and enrichment programs. Please go to www.InJacobsShoes.org or call (954) 905-2505 to learn more about In Jacob’s Shoes, make a donation or inquire about volunteer opportunities.

 

Connect via Facebook at www.facebook.com/InJacobsShoes and twitter at twitter.com/InJacobsShoes.

 

 

 

 

 

 

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561-537-0291

Griffin Gallery Presents: Guardians of Society, Featuring a Senufo Wooden Bird Sculpture

The Griffin Gallery opens a fascinating exhibit to the public.  A wooden Senufo Bird Sculpture will offer visitors a look into a society of people from the Northern Ivory Coast/Mali.  Bird figures are among the many art forms associated with Poro, a society of initiated Senufo men. Poro functions as a system of governmental and economic control, preparing young men for their roles as adults and serving as a channel for the worship of ancestors and of Ancient Mother, one of the two principal Senufo deities. The Rickie Report suggests bringing the family to see the amazing objects d’art, relics and antiquities the Griffin Gallery has to offer. It is an opportunity to bring history alive.  In addition, there are contemporary works of art. We share the details here.

 

 

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GRIFFIN GALLERY

Presents

GUARDIANS OF SOCIETY:

FEATURING A SENUFO WOODEN BIRD SCULPTURE

Northern Ivory Coast / Mali
Early – Mid 20th Century
Ex: L. Greenberg collection, Florida

Opening Reception:

Thursday, February 12, 2015

5:00 P.M. until 7:00 P.M.

Exhibition continues through March 11, 2015

Gallery hours are Tuesday through Saturday 10:30 A.M. until 5 P.M.

Monday by appointment only and closed Sunday.

Bird figures are among the many art forms associated with Poro, a society of initiated Senufo men. Poro functions as a system of governmental and economic control, preparing young men for their roles as adults and serving as a channel for the worship of ancestors and of Ancient Mother, one of the two principal Senufo deities.

 

 

 

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SENUFO WOODEN BIRD SCULPTURE

 

 

 

 

Within the society there is a series of grades though which groups of initiates pass at six- or seven-year intervals. Poro activities center around initiations of new members, the elevation of members to higher grades, and funerals. In some Senufo villages, the bird sculptures are kept in the sacred grove of Poro, where they stand guard protecting the members.

 

 

During initiations and some funeral rituals, they are carried in processions and are sometimes worn on the head in dramatic displays of strength. Poro and its art forms continue to play roles in Senufo society, although the bird figures have become rare. Senufo bird figures refer to both the physical and intellectual aspects of life, which together assure the continuation of the community.
The long, phallic beak touching the swollen belly suggestive of pregnancy alludes to the dual forces of male and female procreation. The yellow-casqued hornbill, one of the species found in the Senufo area, is considered the master among birds and a symbol of intellectual power. Its yellow head is equated with the red caps worn by Poro elders, who, like the bird, embody wisdom and authority.
The birds’ rectangular, outstretched wings are painted or carved in relief with geometric designs or images of snakes, lizards, other animals, or human figures. These motifs serve as didactic tools, referring the initiate to the wealth of knowledge embodied by Poro.

 

 

 

Griffin Gallery specializes in museum quality Ancient Art. Our holdings include over five hundred authentic artifacts that reflect a spectrum of the cultures of Antiquity in addition to Contemporary Fine Works of Art. Among our treasures are pieces from Greece, Rome, Egypt, the Far East, the Near East, the Holy Land, Pre-Columbian cultures, and pre-historic Native America.

SAVE THE DATE

Boca Raton Fine Jewelry, Art & Antique Show
February 07 – 09, 2015
Boca Raton Marriott
5150 Town Center Circle
Boca Raton, FL
Booth 13

Griffin Gallery Ancient Art
Gallery Center, 608 Banyan Trail
Boca Raton, FL 33431
561.994.0811, fax: 561.994.1855
www.griffingallery.net
griffingallery18@yahoo.com

Sponsored by: Beiner,Inkeles & Horvitz, P.A. 2000 Glades Road, Ste. 110, Boca Raton, FL, 33431, (561) 750-1800

 

For coverage of your events, to place an advertisement, or speak to Rickie about appearing in The Rickie Report, contact The Rickie Report at:

Rickie Leiter, Publisher

The Rickie Report

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Palm Beach Gardens, FL 33420

Rickie@therickiereport.com

561-537-0291

Hotworks.org Presents: 6th Annual Boca Raton Fine Art Show™

The Rickie Report shares some sneak peeks from the upcoming Hotworks.org  6th Annual Boca Raton Fine Art Show™!  There is art all around us!   See Art!  Love Art! Buy Art!  The event takes place January 24th & 25th, 2015 in downtown Boca Raton on Federal Highway at Palmetto Park Road.  Admission is FREE to this family friendly event.  Stop by the “Budding Artists” Competition to see local talent from middle and high schools in Palm Beach County.  Kudos to Patty Narozny, Show Director and Coordinator, for bringing art education to the streets.

 

 

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6th annual  HotWorks.org

Boca Raton Fine Art Show™ 

Saturday, January 24th

and

Sunday, January 25th

10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Daily

FREE Admission

Downtown Boca Raton

Federal Highway/U.S. 1 from Palmetto Park Road to N.E. 2nd Street, adjacent to Sanborn Square Park

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Mixed Media by Robert Bery

Part of the Hot Works’ family of events, the Boca Raton Fine Art Show™ has earned a reputation for quality art in a relatively short period of time. Celebrating its 6th annual event on January 24 & 25, the Boca Raton Fine Art Show™ has already been voted one of the top art shows in the nation.

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Parking :

Parking is available at various metered street parking, HSBC Bank, 1st United Bank, First United Methodist Church, or St. Gregory’s Episcopal Church.

 

 

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Fiber by Adriana Rangel

The event focus is visual arts, diversity, community enrichment, and fostering art education among young students. This art fair is juried by art professionals who have a combined experience of more than 140 years. All work is original and personally handmade by the artist in the show. You will see more than 150 artists with all discipline are for sale including sculpture, painting, glass, clay, fiber, wood, jewelry, photography and more. There is something for everyone.

 

 

 

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Mixed Media by  Sip Tshun Ng

 

 

 

Woodwork by Farley

Wood by John Farley

 

 

While there, be sure to visit the Budding Artists Competition for grades 6-12 or ages 9-19, located in Sanborn Square Park. As part of our commitment to bring art education into the community, this budding artist competition offers students the opportunity to create their original and personally handmade art as they begin to learn the rules of being part of professional art fair. There is $250 in Budding Artist Awards, sponsored by Institute for the Arts & Education, Inc., the 501c3 non-profit arm of the art fair.

 

 

Glass by Karbler

Glass by Kit Karbler

The art fair is located on Federal Highway at Palmetto Park Road and in Sanborn Square Park. Show hours are 10am to 5pm daily.

See Art, Love Art, Buy Art!

See You There!

More info Visit www.hotworks.org

 

 

For coverage of your events, to place an advertisement, or speak to Rickie about appearing in The Rickie Report, contact The Rickie Report at:

Rickie Leiter, Publisher

The Rickie Report

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Palm Beach Gardens, FL 33420

Rickie@therickiereport.com

561-537-0291

HotWorks’ 6th Annual Boca Raton Fine Art Show™ Is Sure to Please

The 6th Annual Boca Raton Fine Art Show™ presented by Hot Works will take place on January 24 & 25, 2015 in downtown Boca Raton on Federal Highway at Palmetto Park Road.  Patty Narozny, the Show’s Producer has more than 30 years of experience in the art fair and art exhibition scene.  This Show has been voted one of the top art shows in the United States!  The Rickie Report shares the details and knows you’ll enjoy the professional artists as well as the special “Budding Artists Art Competition”. Admission is FREE for this family friendly event!

 

6th annual HotWorks.org

Boca Raton Fine Art Show™

Saturday, January 24th

and

Sunday, January 25th

10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Daily

FREE Admission

 

Federal Highway/U.S. 1 from Palmetto Park Road to N.E. 2nd Street, adjacent to Sanborn Square Park

 

 

 

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Parking :

 

  • Parking is available at various metered street parking, HSBC Bank, 1st United Bank, First United Methodist Church, or St. Gregory’s Episcopal Church.

 

Wearable Art by Bradford

Wearable Art by Bradford

Important Facts About This Show:

 

  • Juried by art professionals with a combined experience of more than 120 years
  • Produced by, Hot Works, an art fair organizer with a national & standing reputation
  • Show Director Patty Narozny has more than 30 years of art fair and event experience
  • Focus is visual arts, diversity & community enrichment
  • 175 Artists of all mediums for sale
  • paintings, sculpture, glass, clay, wood, fiber, jewelry, photography, more
  • Meet the Artists who are in the Art Show
  • Voted as one of the top Art Shows in the Country!
Jewelry by Holeman

Jewelry by Holeman

Important Show and Traffic Details:

· The art show will take place Saturday and Sunday, January 24 and 25, 2015 from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. daily

· The location will be Federal Highway/U.S. 1 from Palmetto Park Road to N.E. 2nd Street, adjacent to Sanborn Square Park

· Federal Highway will be closed to vehicular traffic between those two points from 1 p.m. Friday, January 23, until 10 p.m. Sunday, January 25

· Traffic will be diverted to Dixie Highway for the period of time Federal Highway is closed

· Event move-in begins Friday, January 23, at 3 p.m.

· Federal Highway/U.S. 1 will re-open no later than 10 p.m. Sunday, January 25

Painting by Bennett

Painting by Bennett

The Institute for the Arts & Education, Inc. is the 501c3 non-profit arm of Hot Works™

 

Its focus is visual arts, diversity and community enrichment. As part of our commitment to bring art education into the community, the Budding Artists Competition for grades 6 to 12 or ages 9 to 19 encourages students to create their original and personally handmade art. Young artists are inspired to submit their original art to be publicly displayed at the “Budding Artists Art Competition” tent the entire weekend. There is $250 in Budding Artists Art Awards.

Kinetic Sculpture by Beckman

Kinetic Sculpture by Beckman

 

 

 

 

Glass by Wilbat

Glass by Wilbat

 

 

 

 

 

 

More info Visit www.hotworks.org

 

 

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Rickie@therickiereport.com

561-537-0291

Elfrida Schragen Is Featured in Two Exhibits and Offers a Plein Air Meet Up

Elfrida Schragen’s father was a professional artist. Color, subject matter, value and design were constant topics of discussion. While her career diverted to the world of psychology and teaching, in 2007 her two worlds joined. In her home town of Victoria, the issue of the homeless was becoming a political hotbed and very visible. A new shelter was planned and ways to raise money were being sought. With the help and support of the street pastor and the volunteers in existing, rather run-down facilities, Elfrida started a project of painting portraits of the homeless. She spent time on the streets, got to know her subjects, and took photos, with their permission.  She painted 25 portraits which were sold to companies, associations, churches, and individuals. $25,000 was raised and many portraits were donated back to hang in the dinning room of “Our Place”, the new shelter.  The Rickie Report is pleased to share Elfrida’s story of art, compassion and vision.  Her newest artwork will be shown in two exhibits, one locally and one across the pond, which you can visit virtually.  In addition, everyone is invited to join Elfrida for a Plein Air Meet Up on January 8th.  The details are here.

 

TWO EXHIBITS:

 

Plein Aire and Portraiture

by

Elfrida Schragen

Spanish River Library and Community Center

 Jan 5 – Feb 21, 2015

Monday  9:00am – 9:00pm

Tuesday  9:00am  – 6:00pm

Wednesday  9:00am  – 9:00pm

Thursday  9:00am – 6:00pm

Friday  9:00am – 6:00pm

Saturday  9:00am – 6:00pm

 

1501 NW Spanish River Blvd       Boca Raton FL

 

&

On-line at the

Green Chair Gallery

Jan 2 – Feb 5, 2015

 

GREEN CHAIR GALLERY
because anything’s possible…

Phone: +44((1227) 450901; +44(1227)762727; Mobile: +44(0)7711 256110

Email: info@greenchair-gallery.co.uk
Skype: greenchair-gallery; Twitter: @GrChGallery; Facebook: Green Chair Gallery
Find us at www.greenchair-gallery.co.uk

 

 PLEIN AIRE MEET UP

 

 

Join Elfrida painting at a Meet Up to paint with the Palm Beach Plein Aire group, and take in her show at the same time on the morning of  Jan. 8, 2015

Event is 9:00 am – 12:30

FREE

Bring your own supplies

 

Check out Palm Beach Plein Aire group at:www.PleinAirPalmBeach.com

Join the meet up for painting at
http://www.meetup.com/palmbeachartists/events/219214294/?a=ea1_grp&rv=ea1

 

 

Elfrida Schragen

Elfrida Schragen

 

 

 

A Unique Project:

 

In 2007, Elfrida’s two worlds joined. She had been retired and submerged in self-directed art studies. In her home town of Victoria, the issue of the homeless was becoming a political hotbed and very visible. A new shelter was planned and ways to raise money were being sought. With the help and support of the street pastor and the volunteers in existing, rather run down facilities, Elfrida started a project of painting portraits of the homeless. She spent time on the streets, got to know her subjects, took photos with their permission. She painted 25 portraits which were sold to companies, associations, churches, and individuals.  $25,000 was raised and many portraits were donated back to hang in the dining room of “Our Place”, the new shelter.

 

 

"The Rose" by Elfrida Schragen

“The Rose” by Elfrida Schragen

 

 

The shelter, Our Place, has been a great success story. They have helped many to get re-established in a functional independence. They have offered shelter to those wishing to get off the streets, and food, clean clothes, bathing facilities, much needed social and medical help, and links to other helpful groups.  In 2014 the shelter decided to open their doors 24/7 and another push for money was on.

 

"Nicky" by Elfrida Schragen

“Nickie” by Elfrida Schragen

 

 

At this time Elfrida was juried in to be a month long artist-in-residence at the Delta Point Harbour Inn. Artist friends stressed how important it was to have a project or focus during that month. I it was a natural to start a new series of portraits, complete 12 during the residency, and sell them to assist in keeping Our Place open 7 instead of 5 days a week. Time spent getting to know these challenged individuals, photographing, painting and writing about them.

 

 

 

 

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“Mounts Botanical Bridge” by Elfrida Schragen

 

Elfrida reunited with her artistic side in a casual way, in her early 40’s, taking a few courses, putting on a few shows. Her mediums included 5 years in acrylic reflecting the world of playful fantasy; 8 years in clay sculpture focusing on the human form; another 8 years exploring in portraits and landscapes through the vivid world of pastels; and finally in the last 10 years, settling down to working on plein aire and portraits with oils.

 

"Canal" by Elfrida Schragen

“Along the Canal” by Elfrida Schragen

 

 

Elfrida’s pastels and sculptures as well as her other paintings have been shown and exhibited across the globe.  A brief overview:

 

1997- Martin Batchelor Gallery – SOLO Sculpture Show
1998- Home Show and Sale 2001! Juried Entry – Victoria Community Arts Council 2002- Juried Entry – Green Space Two Show
-Juried Entry – Sooke Fine Arts Show Studio Sale
2003- Juried Entry Sidney Fine Arts Show
2004- Martin Batchelor Gallery – SOLO Pastel Show
– Goward House – SOLO Pastel Show
– Works displayed at Shoal Pt. Marine Gallery
2005 – Juried Entries and Sales at Sooke Fine Art Show
2006 – Martin Batchelor Gallery – SOLO Pastel Show
2007-Victoria City Hall – Show of portraits of Homeless
– MacPherson Theater –SOLO Show – Homeless Portraits
2008- Martin Batchelor Gallery –People Pots and Places
– Juried entry – Sooke Fine Arts Show – Sidney Fine Arts Show
2009 – Group Plein Air Show in Metchosin Gallery
2010, 2011, 2012 – Group shows at Coast Collective and Goward House
2013 – SOLO show and sale at Goward House gallery
2014 – SOLO show at the Rutherford Center, Boca Raton
– Juried group shows in Palm Beach and Lake Worth

 

 

Plein Aire Painting by Elfrida Schragen

Plein Aire Painting by Elfrida Schragen

Elfrida paints portraits and plein aire works in both Victoria, BC, Canada and Delray Beach, Florida, USA. She accepts commissions for landscapes, portraits and pets.

For more information please visit: www.elfridasart.com  or  www.elfridasart.blogspot.ca

 

 

For coverage of your events, to place an advertisement, or speak to Rickie about appearing in The Rickie Report, contact The Rickie Report at:

Rickie Leiter, Publisher

The Rickie Report

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Palm Beach Gardens, FL 33420

Rickie@therickiereport.com

561-537-0291

Griffin Gallery Presents “Idols of Our Fathers”

Griffin Gallery, in Boca Raton, specializes in museum quality Ancient Art. Their holdings include over five hundred authentic artifacts that reflect a spectrum of the cultures of Antiquity in addition to Contemporary Fine Works of Art. Among their treasures are pieces from Greece, Rome, Egypt, the Far East, the Near East, the Holy Land, Pre-Columbian cultures, and pre historic Native America.  On Thursday, November 13th a special program will feature “Idols of Our Fathers” and focus on a monumental pottery idol from the time of Terach, father of Abraham, 2000 BCE. The Rickie Report shares the details and a glimpse.

 

 

 

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PRESENTS:

IDOLS OF OUR FATHERS

 

Featuring a Monumental Syro-Hittite Pottery Idol

Time of Terach, Father of Abraham

Middle Bronze Age, ca. 2000 BCE

Found in the Holy Land

 

 

Public Reception:

 

Thursday, November 13, 2014

5:00 P.M. until 7:00 P.M.

The exhibition continues through December 10, 2014.

Gallery hours are Tuesday through Saturday 10:30 A.M. until 5 P.M.,

Monday by appointment only and closed Sunday.

 

 

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Syro Hittite Pottery Idol

According to the Jewish Virtual Library, Abraham (ca. 1813 – 1638 BCE) was born under the name Abram in the city of Ur in Babylonia. He was the son of Terach, an idol merchant. From his early childhood, Abram questioned the faith of his father and sought the truth. He came to believe that the entire universe was the work of a single Creator, and he began to teach this belief to others.

 

Abram tried to convince his father Terach of the folly of idol worship. One day when Abram was left alone to mind the store, he took a hammer and smashed all of the idols except the largest one. He placed the hammer in the hand of the largest one. When his father returned and asked what happened, Abram said, “The idols got into a fight and the big one smashed all the other ones.” His father said, “Don’t be ridiculous. These idols have no life or power. They can’t do anything!” Abram replied, “Then why do you worship them?”

 

 

 

When, according to tradition, Abram rejected the idols that Terach, his father, had made, he established the foundation for a belief in a single monotheistic, all powerful, omniscient God.  “They have mouths, but they speak not; eyes have they, but they see not; they have ears, but they hear not; neither is there any breath in their mouths.” (Psalm 135).

What was the appearance of the gods and idols that Abram rejected and that the prophets railed against? Please join us at Griffin Gallery Ancient Art to view these spectacular artifacts. The idols in this exhibition are Syro-Hittite deities from the Middle Bronze Age (1950 – 1539 BCE), Persian deities from the Elamite Period (1500 – 1000 BCE) and Roman deities from first through the fourth centuries.

 

 

 

Griffin Gallery specializes in museum quality Ancient Art. Our holdings include over five hundred authentic artifacts that reflect a spectrum of the cultures of Antiquity in addition to Contemporary Fine Works of Art. Among our treasures are pieces from Greece, Rome, Egypt, the Far East, the Near East, the Holy Land, Pre-Columbian cultures, and pre historic Native America.

SAVE THE DATES:

 

The Original Miami Beach Antique Show
Miami Beach Convention Center
January 30, 2015 – February 03, 2015
Booth 3008

Boca Raton Fine Jewelry, Art & Antique Show
February 07 – 09, 2015
Boca Raton Marriott
5150 Town Center Circle
Boca Raton, FL
Booth 13

Griffin Gallery Ancient Art
Gallery Center, 608 Banyan Trail
Boca Raton, FL 33431
561.994.0811, fax: 561.994.1855  

www.griffingallery.net   or  griffingallery18@yahoo.com

Sponsored by: Beiner,Inkeles & Horvitz, P.A. 2000 Glades Road, Ste. 110, Boca Raton, FL, 33431, (561) 750-1800

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561-537-0291

Nathan D. Rosen Museum Gallery Presents Fall/Winter Exhibitions

The public is invited to the Nathan D. Rosen Museum Gallery for the opening of its Fall-Winter Exhibitions.  Michael Gora and H. Allen Benowitz are well-known, award-winning  photographers and Russell Levine teaches digital photography. Their scenes will take you around the world.  The ceramics will give you a sense of ancient traditions merged with modernity, as you see master ceramicists, mother and daughter Anita Schwartz and Alexandra Hasson.  The Rickie Report is pleased to share some sneak peeks and all of the details here. Enjoy this lovely space, a hidden gem, celebrating local creatives!  Four of the five artists will be speaking at the Opening.

 

 

 

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Nathan D. Rosen Museum Gallery 

 

Presents:

 

Fall/Winter Exhibitions

Opening Reception

Sunday, Nov. 2, 2014

1 – 4 p.m.

Meet and Greet the Artists

Free and Open to the public, but RSVP is required.

Please call 561-558-2520 or email Sue Harrington sueh@levisjcc.org

Exhibitions run through January 16, 2015

Gallery Hours:
Monday – Friday, 9:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.
Admission is free.

 

Adolph & Rose Levis Jewish Community Center

9801 Donna Klein Blvd.         Boca Raton, FL 33428

 

 

 

The Nathan D. Rosen Museum and Gallery announces its Fall/Winter Exhibitions. The public is invited to the Opening Reception where they will have an opportunity to meet and greet the Artists.  The event is free and open to the public, but an RSVP is required.  Please call 561-558-2520 or email Sue Harrington sueh@levisjcc.org.  The Exhibitions run through January 16, 2015.  Regular Gallery Hours: Monday – Friday, 9:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.  Admission is free.  The exhibit is located in the Adolph & Rose Levis Jewish Community Center located at 9801 Donna Klein Blvd, Boca Raton, FL 33428.

 

 

Face Off

Explore the tapestry of the human experience through this exhibition of photographic portraits by H. Allen Benowitz, Michael Gora and Russell Levine. Each shares his unique perspective on people of all ages from around the world, taking the viewer to new and unexpected territory.

 

 

Photograph by H.Allen Benowitz

Photograph by H.Allen Benowitz

 

 

H. Allen Benowitz
www.H-AllenArt.com

 

 

H. Allen Benowitz, a self-taught photographer, born and raised in Brooklyn, NY, migrated to Miami, FL, in the 1960s. As an evolution from the accomplishments of his professional court reporting, legal videography, and videoconferencing career, the camera became a natural segue to photography, awakening an earlier passion from childhood. “My private passion for photography is motivated by my love of life.  My purpose is to capture and share my visual adventures and travels with you. I consider myself a life sampler, which is reflected in the variety of my work.” Recognition for his work includes a Judges’ Award at the University of Miami Lowe Art Museum’s Beaux Arts Festival and honorable mention in the International Kodak Contest. His work has been featured in numerous publications, including Miami Monthly Magazine, Coastal Elegance & Wealth Magazine, ARTnews, Art Business News, and the Laurel of Asheville.

 

 

"I Pledge" by Michael Gora

“I Pledge” by Michael Gora

 

 

Michael Gora
http://michael-gora.artistwebsites.com/index.html

 

 

Michael Gora has lived in south Florida for over fifty years but he has also lived in the United States’ largest cities, New York and Los Angeles, small towns, York, Pennsylvania, and Boca Raton, Florida, and a country village, Valley Bend, West Virginia. “A wide range of experience has helped me to observe and appreciate wildly diverse American lifestyles and photographic possibilities.” Gora’s artistic voice speaks in black and white, but concentrates on human form in all circumstances. “I try to keep the work simple, direct, and easy to understand.” His photographs have been accepted in permanent collections of museums in Boca Raton, and Indianapolis. His work has been well received by galleries locally and nationally.

 

 

Russell Levine's "Eye of My Soul"

Russell Levine’s “Eyes of My Soul”

 

Russell Levine
www.eyesofmysoul.com

 

Russell Levine has the ability to connect his heart with his vision. “My visions come from my memories. Every image is unique—it has been seen through the eyes of my soul.” His photographs inspire the viewer to creativity in ways never dreamed possible. Russell’s photographs have been shown in museums and galleries across the United States. He is one of the only photographers to win an award in the prestigious All Florida Juried Competition and Exhibition. Levine teaches photography at Delray Beach Center for the Arts and the Levis JCC in Boca Raton .

 

 

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Hasson Schwartz Ceramics

 

Hasson Schwartz Ceramic Plate

Hasson Schwartz Ceramic Plate

 

 

Women of Moroccan descent and master ceramicists, mother and daughter Anita Schwartz and Alexandra Hasson create functional porcelain ceramics vessels. Influenced by traditional Moroccan forms and Zillij mosaic tile designs, their approach harmonizes seemingly incongruent elements into vessels both familiar and eccentric. “We have been brought up surrounded by a rich culture that places great emphasis on the importance of hospitality and family traditions. Moroccans welcome the opportunity to show their generosity and hospitality by welcoming guests into their homes to visit and share meals. The vessels are ornately painted and decorated so that meals served will feast the eyes as well as the palate.”

 

 

 

"Joseph" by Michael Gora

“Joseph” by Michael Gora

 

For more information about these exhibitions or other activities at the Adolph & Rose Levis Jewish Community Center 9801 Donna Klein Blvd. Boca Raton, FL 33428  please visit: www.levisjcc.org  or call  561-558-2520.

 

 

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Rickie@therickiereport.com

561-537-0291

Hotworks’ Boca Raton Fine Art Show™ Announces Budding Artists Competition

Hotworks’ Boca Raton Fine Art Show™ Announces its Budding Artists Competition.  All work is original and personally handmade by the artists participating in the show. It has been voted in the top 100 art fairs in the country. The Budding Artist competition is provided with prime space within the show to display all of the youth art entries.As part of our commitment to include art education in the Boca Raton Fine Art Show™ and the community, a youth art competition for grades 6-12 or ages 9-19 is integrated into the event.  Sponsored by Institute for the Arts & Education, Inc., a 501c3 non-profit organization, young artists are invited to apply with their original and personally handmade art. This competition gives budding, young artists a golden opportunity to begin learning the rules of being part of a professional art show and exhibition. The Rickie Report urges adults reading this article to SHARE it with youths in their family, neighborhood, schools and houses of worship.  This is a wonderful opportunity to encourage our future artists!  The information and application are here.  Cash prizes.

HotWorks.org 

Presents 6th Annual

 

Boca Raton Fine Art Show™

 

January 24 & 25, 2015

 

 

The Boca Raton Fine Art Show is free admission and free parking.

 

Downtown Boca Raton

 

Call for Budding Artists

 

Ages 9-19 or Grades 6-12

 

 

Applications must be postmarked by December 1, 2014

 

Hotworks Budding Artists, 2014

Hotworks Budding Artists, 2014

 

 

 

The 6th Bi-Annual Boca Raton Fine Art Show™ on January 24 & 25, 2015 focuses on visual arts, diversity and community enrichment. The Boca Raton Fine Art Show™ is a feast for the eyes and is juried by art professionals, with a combined total of more than 120 years’ art experience and education. All work is original and personally handmade by the artist participating in the show. It has been voted in the top 100 art fairs in the country. Included and showcased for sale is art in all discipline including paintings, sculpture, clay, glass, wood, fiber, jewelry, photography, and more. The Boca Raton Fine Art Show™ is sponsored by Hot Works, LLC, a professionally produced fine art fair by a show director with a national standing and reputation.

 

Best of Show, Mixed Media Savion Cohen

Hotworks 2014 Budding Artists Best of Show, Mixed Media Savion Cohen

 

 

The Budding Artist competition is provided with prime space within the show to display all of the youth art entries. There is $250 in cash awards provided to four winners, along with a beautiful, colorful two-foot-long ribbon. Criteria for judging the youth art is on technique/execution and originality, which is similar to the criteria for the judging of the professional artist awards. As art programs are being dramatically cut and eliminated in schools nationwide, the need for such initiatives is made even more relevant.

 

 

Patty Narozny, Hotworks and Show Promoter presents Budding Artist Awards, 2014

Patty Narozny, Hotworks and Show Promoter presents Budding Artist Awards, 2014

 

On Sunday, January 25, 2015  at 3pm under the “Budding Artist Tent”, the Budding Artist awards will be announced and presented. Photographs of the winners and other youth art participants will be taken.

 

 

Hotworks Budding Artist Bonus Award Juan Andres Contine, Painting

Hotworks 2014 Budding Artist Bonus Award Juan Andres Contine, Painting

 

 

 

Budding Artist winners of 2014 were:

 

One $100 Best Budding Artist:

Savion Cohen, Mixed Media, Age 14, Dreyfoos School of the Arts

 

 Three $50 Budding Artist Awards of Excellence:

Jessica Pan, Painting, Age 15, Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School

Taylor Medeiras, Panting, Age 16, Park Vista High School

Kirsten Kelly, Painting, Age 15, Dreyfoos School of the Arts

 

One $25 Bonus Budding Artist Award to:

 Juan Andrés Contin, Painting, Age 5, St. Jude Catholic School

 

Hotworks Budding Artists Award of Excellence, Kirsten Kelly, Painting

Hotworks 2014 Budding Artists Award of Excellence, Kirsten Kelly, Painting

 

 

The deadline for youth art entries is December 1, 2014. Now is the time to start thinking about and creating the art work you want to enter for the show!

 

Hotworks Budding Artist 2014, Award of Excellence, Taylor Medeiras, Painting

Hotworks Budding Artist 2014, Award of Excellence, Taylor Medeiras, Painting

 

 

A Budding Artist art application is available at www.hotworks.org. Please mail applications to PO Box 1425, Sarasota, FL 34230. The application fee is $3 per entry; with up to two entries per student accepted.

 

 

 

Hotworks 2014 Budding Artist , Jessica Pan, Award of Excellence, Painting

Hotworks 2014 Budding Artist , Jessica Pan, Award of Excellence, Painting

 

 

 

 

Budding Artist Application:

 

 

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See Art, Love Art, Buy Art! See You There!

 

 

For more information please visit   www.HotWorks.org  or  Email: Info@HotWorks.org and Contact Patty Narozny, Executive Director   941-755-3088

 

 

For coverage of your events, to place an advertisement, or speak to Rickie about appearing in The Rickie Report, contact The Rickie Report at:

Rickie Leiter, Publisher

The Rickie Report

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Palm Beach Gardens, FL 33420

Rickie@therickiereport.com

561-537-0291

 

Griffin Gallery Shares Southwest Artifacts and Addresses Safe Collecting Tips from Dennis Gaffney of Antique’s Roadshow

The Griffin Gallery Ancient Art proudly invites you to its newest exhibition, “The Ceramics of Our Native Land” which will offer Southwest artifacts, including some Tularosa Basin pottery pieces.  This event is FREE and Open to the Public.  Griffin Gallery also shares some safety tips for collecting artifacts, written by Dennis Gaffney (Antique’s Roadshow).  The Rickie Report shares the details.

 

 

 

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“CERAMICS OF OUR NATIVE LAND”

FEATURING TULAROSA BASIN POTTERY

& OTHER SOUTHWEST ARTIFACTS

 

Thursday, October 9, 2014

5:00 P.M. until 7:00 P.M.

The exhibition continues through November 13, 2014.

 

Gallery Center, 608 Banyan Trail

Boca Raton, FL 33431

561.994.0811

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Tularosa Grouping from Griffin Gallery

Tularosa Grouping from Griffin Gallery

 

The Griffin Gallery is open Tuesday through Saturday 10:30 A.M. until 5 P.M., Monday by appointment only and closed Sunday.

 

 

Tips of the Trade:  Safely Collecting Indian Artifacts
By Dennis Gaffney  Antique’s Roadshow    February 26, 2001

 

 

For new and seasoned collectors alike, a simple primer on the legal and ethical issues that surround Native American collecting.  Collectors with an eye for beauty and history have long been lured by the power of Native American artifacts. People have brought examples of these to ANTIQUES ROADSHOW, including pre-historic objects once placed in ancient graves as burial offerings, such as Southwest Anasazi pots.

 

 

While Indian artifacts old and new are among the most sought-after collectibles on the market today, the controversial selling of funereal objects leads ANTIQUES ROADSHOW appraiser Bruce Shackelford, an independent San Antonio appraiser and consultant who deals with Indian art and culture, to call it “a dangerous field to collect in.” That’s because laws on the books—and ethical issues brought to the fore by Native American groups—have raised important legal and moral issues about collecting Native American objects. Here we’ve put together a simple primer on the laws governing Native American collecting to help new and seasoned collectors alike navigate legally and ethically in this field.

 

 

Illegal Goods

A series of laws passed in 1906, 1966, 1979, and 1992 forbid the taking of Native American artifacts from federal land, including national forests, parks and Bureau of Land Management land, unless granted a permit to do so. Over the years, states have passed their own laws that restrict the taking of Native American objects from state land, echoing the federal laws. There are also laws that deal with pre-Columbian art and taking native works out of other countries.
Ed Wade is senior vice president at the Museum of Northern Arizona, a private institution in Flagstaff that has a repository of over 2 million Native American artifacts. Ed explains that these laws were enacted to restrict “pot hunting,” the illegal excavation and sale of Native American objects. Under these laws, those who dig up artifacts from federal or state lands can be fined hundreds of thousands of dollars and can also be prosecuted and sent to jail.

If someone knowingly or even unknowingly purchases these illegally excavated objects, Ed says federal or state officials might seize them without giving any financial compensation.

 

Expensive Art Breeds Shady Sellers

Bruce says that enforcement of these laws has been stepped up in recent years because the potential to make money from these archaeological treasures has expanded. “Pieces that have once sold for $50 now sell for thousands,” Bruce says. “There’s a large market for Indian artifacts in the decorator crowd. A lot of people who grew up with little Anasazi bowls on the coffee table now want bigger bowls to fill up large Southwest-style houses.”
Ed notes that prices on Indian artifacts above $5,000 are commonplace, with some of the rarest objects selling routinely for half-a-million dollars. Unfortunately, jacked up demand for these beautiful objects has created an incentive for people to excavate them illegally.

 

Grave Robbing

Pot hunters know that they are likely to find the best objects at Indian graves. “Pieces from the graves tend to be the more spectacular ones,” Bruce says. “Native Americans buried their better pieces in graves, so they are often protected from use and tend to survive in a more complete state.” At the Austin ANTIQUES ROADSHOW Bruce saw two Anasazi pots that were between 800 and 1,200 years old. One of the pots had what is called a “kill hole,” made in a pot when it was buried in order to release the spirit from the pot. The existence of this hole in a pot indicates that it was ritually buried.

 

If artifacts such as the two Anasazi pots were to be dug up on federal lands today, under existing law, it would certainly be illegal to sell them. But even if bought prior to the 1906 passage of the first federal law restricting removal of Indian property from federal lands—as these were in the late 1800s—it should not be assumed that such artifacts are legally marketable today. In many cases they are not. Legal or illegal, moreover, buying and selling artifacts that were originally taken from burial sites also raises serious ethical issues. “All cultures have taken part in grave robbing,” Ed explains. “The question is, ‘Is it ethical?’ If we saw people digging in our family plots we’d probably be very upset.” Ed adds that by digging up the burial grounds we’re “damaging someone’s last wish” and also interfering with the Native American expectation that they will “arrive at a better place.”

 

How To Protect Yourself

Whatever one decides is ethical, collectors need to protect themselves from the law. Bruce recommends you check the laws with your local museum, if it has a major Native American collection, or with reputable dealers, scholars and appraisers before you make a purchase. Ed suggests buyers always make sure to get a letter of certification that authenticates where an object came from and when it was found.  “That way, if someone lies, you can sue them,” says Ed, who emphasizes that it is worth getting these for less expensive objects as well, because they will inevitably appreciate in value. “If your son inherits a piece and wants to sell it in 20 years,” Ed explains. “A museum won’t be able to take it if there’s no documentation.” Ed says that buying these objects blind is the equivalent of “buying a car or a house without a title.”

 

Bruce emphasizes the importance of dealing with reputable dealers. He gives the lover of Native American artifacts clear advice. “If someone can’t tell you where an object came from and how it was acquired, don’t buy it,” he says. Bruce also notes that there are plenty of beautiful—and safe—Native American materials on the market, such as clothing, or pottery made by contemporary Native American craftsmen.

 Note: This article was updated on May 30, 2003, to clarify information in the “Grave Robbing” section about burial artifacts excavated from U.S. federal land prior to 1906.

 

Griffin Gallery specializes in museum quality Ancient Art. Our holdings include over five hundred authentic artifacts that reflect a spectrum of the cultures of Antiquity in addition to Contemporary Fine Works of Art. Among our treasures are pieces from Greece, Rome, Egypt, the Far East, the Near East, the Holy Land, Pre-Columbian cultures, and pre historic Native America.

Sponsored by: Beiner,Inkeles & Horvitz, P.A. 2000 Glades Road, Ste. 110, Boca Raton, FL, 33431, (561) 750-1800  

Works cited: http://www.pbs.org/wgbh/roadshow/tips/indianartifacts.html

 

For more information about the Griffin Gallery Ancient Art located at Gallery Center, 608 Banyan Trail Boca Raton, FL 33431  please call: 561.994.0811  or fax: 561.994.1855  or visit www.griffingallery.net   or email: griffingallery18@yahoo.com

 

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Rickie@therickiereport.com
561-537-0291

Keith Kanouse’s Artistic Journey: Nationally Renown Lawyer Exhibits Paintings in Boca Raton

While Keith Kanouse has a national reputation as a franchise attorney, most of his colleagues, acquaintances and clients do not know that he also paints! The Rickie Report is pleased to share an invitation to his first SOLO Exhibition,  August 27th through September 29, 2014 at the Art Gallery in the downtown Boca Raton Library.  The public is invited to a Reception on Friday, September 12th.  More details and a sneak peek are here.

 

 

 

 

 

Painting by Keith

Kollection by Keith

 

 

The Kollection by Keith

 

 

Your are cordially invited

 

Meet the Artist Reception

 

Keith J. Kanouse

Friday, September 12, 2014

6:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m.

 

Art Gallery of the Downtown Boca Raton Library

 

Cocktails and Hors d’oeuvres

Please e-mail your RSVP: Keith@Kanouse.com

 

400 N.W. 2nd Avenue  Boca Raton, FL 33432

 

 

 

Keith Kanouse tells The Rickie Report, ” Though have no formal training in art and have never taken an art class, I have always loved art. One of my favorite courses in college was Art History. As one of the audience, my favorite period of art is French Impressionism. As an artist, my favorite paintings have the combination of geometry and various colors of the light prism giving a painting movement and 3 dimensionality.”

 

 

“My artistic journey began after graduating from the University of Notre Dame School of Law in 1974, when I moved to Buffalo, New York. While visiting the Albright-Knox Art Gallery and their modern art exhibits and was inspired. I went to an art store and bought a canvas and some acrylic paint and began. That artistic journey continues, after significant periods of inactivity, to this day with renewed intensity, confidence, and creativity.”

 

The Kollection

 Kollection by Keith

 

 

Keith’s paintings bring the viewer in, with his depth of colors and dimensionality of design.  Most often, his inspirations come from objects or events in every day life. A favorite silk tie or commemorating of our country’s Bi-Centennial in 1976.   At this point, Keith put his paint brushes down and focused on work and his family.

 

Kollection by Keith

Kollection by Keith

 

 

In 1988, a new home with barren walls beckoned.  A space over the fireplace turned to inspire another new painting for the dining room.  He shares, ” My inspiration was my wife’s, Susan’s limited edition Dior fine china called “Dior Rose” having a pattern of pinks and blues being the primary colors. Using these colors and others,  I used 14 equal squares at each side with the 14 squares becoming smaller and smaller until appearing to reach infinity in the center of the painting. “Whirlpool to Infinity” still hangs in our dining room and is my wife’s favorite. By starting your eye at the clue colors on the top of the painting and following the circular pattern round and round, you get the feeling of the whirlpool and falling into infinity.

 

 

 

Kollection by Keith

Kollection by Keith

 

 

 

When Keith’s daughter, Laura moved to Gainesville as a freshman at the University of Florida, she asked him to paint a painting for her dormitory room as a birthday present to her. “Her only instructions were to paint something in pink and orange.  That painting, “Laura’s 19th – Golden Sunset on Lake”  is shown above.  The photo does not do the painting justice as to the brilliancy of the colors, the setting sun and the waves below the golden shimmer, he explains.” 

 

Kollection by Keith

Kollection by Keith

 

 

Keith relates, ” Now that I had more time as an “empty nester, my creative juices began running and I am creating a new painting on a regular basis. I like to get a feel of the place where the painting will hang to give me inspiration of its design and colors. There were 2 areas in our family room, left and right of the bay window, that could use paintings sized 24” x 48”. One of the areas was next to our large main stone wall in the family room that gave me inspiration for my painting “Stacked Stones.” I also back-lit it, giving a nice effect in the evening.”

 

 

 

 

Everyone knows that moving out of your “comfort zone” takes courage.  Keith has done just that, with a more impressionistic painting.  He says, ” I dreaded beginning to paint my next painting because it was, as you see, well outside of my comfort zone. My inspiration was a scene on Lake Oconee near Reynolds Plantation, Georgia at sunset. This was my first venture into post-impressionism painting.”

 

Kollection by Keith

Kollection by Keith

 

 

For more information about this exhibit or other paintings by Keith Kanouse, please email Keith@Kanouse.com    or visit   www.Kanouse.com

or call   561-451-8090 x 1

 

 

 

For coverage of your events, to place an advertisement, or speak to Rickie about appearing in The Rickie Report, contact The Rickie Report at:

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Rickie@therickiereport.com
561-537-0291