A First Look At Boynton Beach’s Art Scene

The Rickie Report introduces our first article focusing on the art scene in Boynton Beach. We hope you will take advantage of the lively and spirited Art Walk at the Boynton Beach Arts District (BBAD). This is an environment where emerging and established artists work together in an incubator setting, bringing varied art elements together to celebrate creativity.  A future article will focus on Boynton Beach’s Art in Public Places, which covers a vast array of artistry. Go. Explore. Enjoy!

Best Art Walk 2013 CELEBRATION!!

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BOYNTON BEACH ARTS DISTRICT (BBAD)

422 WEST INDUSTRIAL AVENUE

WHERE ART COMES ALIVE! ALTERNATIVE ARTS INCUBATOR! 

June 27, 2013

6 – 10 pm

 

BBAD, Boynton Beach Art District serves as an incubator space where all art forms are showcased, including visual and performing arts. It is an alternative contemporary art scene dedicated to creating an environment where art comes alive.  

 

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The Boynton Beach Art District Bear (Bay Gate by Sergio Quiñones)

 

Located at 410 – 422 West Industrial Avenue, BBAD has been designated as “Best Art Walk in Broward/Palm Beach County,” and there will be a big celebration during their next Art Walk on June 27, 2013 from 6 to 10 PM.   Beverages will be provided by Community Caring Center of Boynton Beach.  Food provided by “Best of List” winner PS*561, with their award winning hot dogs!  

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The ActivistArtistA Gallery: Printed Matters Exhibition, The Work of Cary Polkovitz

The New Times Magazine’s Best of List is release once a year and provides the community with recommendations, reviews, and directions to the various establishments. This is an amazing boost to Boynton Beach, which has, of recent, been touted as the new cultural force in South Florida.

 

Bay Gates by Various Artists

Bay Gates by Various Artists

With the City’s 2nd International Kinetic Art Exhibit and Symposia now being planned and now the home of the Best Art Walk in Broward and Palm Beach Counties the City can expect an increase in tourism as well and local art enthusiasts.

Production Wall : Mural By Craig McInnis, Paul Caprio, Serafima Sokolov, and Eduardo Medieta

Production Wall : Mural By Craig McInnis, Paul Caprio, Serafima Sokolov, and Eduardo Medieta

ActivistArtistA has invited a number of artists who are expected to participate and celebrate with them at BBAD!  ActivistArtistA, the sponsor of the monthly event, has waived all vendor fees for artist wishing to participate. For information and details please contact Rolando at 786-521-1199.

 

Artwork by Tony Hernandez

Artwork by Tony Hernandez

 

In addition to the celebration BBAD welcomes Tony Hernandez, as a new member to the District.  Tony will open his new studio for the first time along with resident artists: Rolando Chang Barrero, Denny Reed, Dxtr, Nancy Nolan, Chan Shepherd, Michael Kupillas, and Richard Beau-Lieu.

Bay Gates by Various Artists

Bay Gates by Various Artists

Ongoing at BBAD:  The Boynton Beach Art District, where art comes alive, is the home of the ActivistArtistA Bay Gates Project and The Green the Park Program.

 

Artwork by Rolando Chang

Artwork by Rolando Chang

The ActivistArtistA Bay Gates Project, an ongoing outdoor exhibition, began in 2011 to infuse the blighted Industrial Park with colorful murals. Since then, artists have been painting the warehouse district’s bay doors and walls with the encouragement from the Boynton Beach Arts Commission and Ray Marsincowski, owner of the Warehouse District. Tour groups, monthly Art Walks and Open Mic Nights continue to draw visitors to Boynton Beach.

The Crew

The Crew

 

Greening the Park Program, is a community based initiative sponsored Anne Miller, Nina Kauder, Bill Milner, and ActivistArtisttA’s Rolando Chang Barrero to beatify the Industrial Park where the Art District is located.  Included in the program is an educational organic garden, fruit tress, native plants, and flowers. A raw food and drink bar is planned to for this Fall which will help to educate children and adults about healthy foods and drinks.

 

 

Annual Group Photo

Annual Group Photo

For more information, contact Debby Coles-Dobay, City of Boynton Beach Public Art Administrator, at 561-742-6026 or Rolando Chang Barrero of ActivistArtista, 786-521-1199. Visit www.activistartista.blogspot.comwww.facebook.com/BoyntonBeachArtInPublicPlaces or www.boyntonbeacharts.org  or  BoyntonBeachArtDistrict@Gmail.com

 

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Kinetic Art is Glorious, Mysterious, Sheer Wonderment!

When you go to an art exhibit and say “How did the artist do that?” out loud, you’ve experienced true wonderment!  The Rickie Report wants to share that feeling during the upcoming exhibit at the Cultural Council of Palm Beach County.  There will be a sneak preview of the 2013 International Kinetic Art Exhibit and Symposium January 12 – February 2nd!

 

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Celebrate ‘art that moves’ with the Cultural Council of Palm Beach County

Enjoy a ‘sneak-preview’ of the 2013 International Kinetic Art Exhibit

and Symposium – Jan. 12 – Feb. 2, 2013 in the Cultural Council’s

Lawrence A. Sanders Foundation Gallery

 

The Cultural Council of Palm Beach County invites the public to preview a sampling of amazing kinetic art works by two international artists that will be exhibited in the upcoming 2013 International Kinetic Art Exhibit and Symposium in Boynton Beach. This very special sneak-preview exhibition: Kinetic Art, opens Jan. 12, 2013 in the Cultural Council’s Lawrence A. Sanders Foundation Gallery, 601 Lake Avenue, in Lake Worth. Kinetic Art is free, and runs through Feb. 2, 2013.

 

Kinetic Art is different than anything we have done since moving to our Downtown Lake Worth home, in that it is interactive, inviting viewers to watch the movement and think about how it is made and what it can do,” said Rena Blades, President and Chief Executive Officer of the Cultural Council.

 

There will be two artists featured in this exhibition: Ralfonso and Cork Marcheschi. One large work by each Ralfonso and Marcheschi will make up the display.

 

EXcalmation

EXcalmation by Ralfonso

Ralfonso, of West Palm Beach and Geneva, Switzerland, has designed interactive, light and sound sculptures that move with the environment – such as wind and water – for over 40 years.

He serves as co-founder and member of the 2013 International Kinetic Art Exhibit and Symposium and its selection committee. With his passion of Kinetic Art for Public Places and the international field of Kinetic Art, he also co-founded the Kinetic Art Organization and has served as its president since its 2001 inception. With more than 1,000 members in over 60 countries world-wide, it has grown to become the largest kinetic art organization in the world. With sculptures ranging from 2 ft – 60 ft, each of Ralfonso’s sculptures move, and interact with the viewer. Some of Ralfonso’s past exhibitions include: Art in Motion, Netherlands; Ralfonso Kinetic Art, St. Petersburg, Russia; Finalist of the Cultural Olympics, the Olympic Museum in Lausanne, Switzerland; Sculpture in Motion, Atlanta, Georgia, U.S.A.; and the Changchun International Sculpture Conference, China.

Electric Bowls

Electric Bowls by Cork

 

Cork Marcheschi, of San Francisco, California, started making kinetic, electric, illuminated art works when he was 18 years old. His first experience with kinetic art was in 1966, when, as a student at the University of California Berkeley, he volunteered to work on an installation called, New Directions in Kinetic Sculpture. This he credits as an inspiration that has stayed with him his entire life. Working with his material of choice, electricity, Cork draws on his knowledge of Tesla, high voltage, radio frequency and electricity to serve his kinetic sculptures. Cork has exhibited his work nationally, and internationally, in Europe, Japan, China, and South America. He has been producing public art works since 1979, and has completed over 60 installations in seven countries. Cork, who has a Master in Fine Arts Degree, taught at the Minneapolis College of Art and Design at the University of California Berkeley. He has published two monographs and written several articles. Currently he has a museum exhibition in Germany and is preparing a solo show for the Meisel Gallery in New York City for 2013.

 

About the 2013 International Kinetic Art Exhibit and Symposium:

 

The International Kinetic Art Exhibit and Symposium, hosted by the Boynton Art in Public Places,  delivers an arts and cultural Event that transcends typical art fairs, brings international attention to South Florida, and that educates and engages a diverse audience about public art. The Symposium, developed under the direction of Deborah Coles-Dobay, the City of Boynton Beach’s public art administrator of Art in Public Places, in collaboration with Ralfonso, was created out of the Arts Commission’s Visioning Plan for the Art in Public Places Program.

In conjunction with the upcoming Symposium, 10 kinetic artworks are on display for the public to enjoy throughout Boynton Beach’s Civic Cultural District. Visitors are invited to view the works via a self-directed, visual and audio walking tour on a route from City Hall to the Boynton Harbor Marina. For more information, please visit: www.intlkineticartevent.org.

 About the Cultural Council of Palm Beach County:

 The Cultural Council is Palm Beach County’s official arts agency and serves non-profit cultural organizations and professional artists throughout the county. The Cultural Council’s responsibilities include marketing the county’s cultural experiences to visitors and residents, administering grants to organizations and artists, expanding arts and cultural education opportunities, advocating for funding and arts-friendly policies, and serving cultural organizations and artists through capacity building training and exposure to funders and audiences. For more information, please visit www.palmbeachculture.com.

 

Admission to the Cultural Council’s gallery and visitor area is free and open to the public Tuesdays through Saturdays, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.

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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Rickie@therickiereport.com

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