Artists In Florida Partner With Tropical World Nursery For Benefit Art And Plant Sale

On Saturday, April 25th, the Artists In Florida will partner with Tropical World Nursery for a Plant Sale and Art Benefit.  Enjoy a B-R-B-Q lunch of hamburgers and hotdogs with  beer, wine and soda to wash them down. There will be raffles and entertainment. The Nursery will have exotic plants for sale. Purchase a piece of art from professional artists and help the cause, as funds are raised. Artists in Florida will be partnering with Tropical World Nursery to help raise funds for the Journey Church Mexico Mission trip 2015.  The Rickie Report shares the details and sees this as a “win-win-win-win”: You get the chance to purchase plants and art, the artists sell their work and the nursery sells plants, the charity raises money, the four families in need of housing will get their homes!

 

Artists In Florida

Invites You 

Saturday,  April 25,2015

10 am to 4 pm

Plant Sale and Art Sale

Charitable Benefit 

Tropical World Nursery

7401 Tropical Hagen Ranch       Boynton Beach, Fl 33437

 

 

Artists in Florida will be partnering with Tropical World Nursery to help raise funds for the Journey Church Mexico Mission trip 2015.  The monies collected will help the missionaries to work and serve at an orphanage along with help in a destitute area of Ensenada, Mexico.  In addition, homes will be constructed for 4 families in dire need.
Enjoy a Barbecue lunch of hamburgers and hotdogs with beer, wine and soda to wash them down. There will also be raffles and entertainment. Enjoy the exotic plants the nursery has to offer for sale. Purchase a piece of art from professional artists and help our cause.

 

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For more information please contact Jackee Swinson:

info@artinfl.org
www.artinfl.org
561-714-4871

 

 

 

 

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Call For Artists: Schoolhouse Children’s Museum & Learning Center’s “Chair for Charity”

The Schoolhouse Children’s Museum is looking for local artists to paint school chairs used by students who attended The Boynton School, where the Museum is housed now. This is a chance for artists to give these adorable children’s chairs their own unique style representative of the history of The Boynton School. Each painted chair will be auctioned during The Schoolhouse Children’s Museum’s Reunion Bash on Saturday, February 28. All proceeds will benefit The Schoolhouse Children’s Museum & Learning Center in Boynton Beach. The Rickie Report is pleased to share this Call for Artists, the applications and NEWEST details here. The deadline is January 17th!  The Rickie Report gives you the UPDATED information here.

 

 

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Schoolhouse Children’s Museum & Learning Center
129 East Ocean Ave.
Boynton Beach, FL 33435

 

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The Boynton School was built in 1913 and operated as a school until 1990. The building is one of the few original schoolhouses still in the business of educating children on a daily basis.  The Museum is the proud winner of South Florida Parenting Magazine’s 2014 Kid’s Crown Award for Best Museum/Theater in Palm Beach County.

 

The Schoolhouse Children’s Museum is looking for local artists to paint school chairs used by students who attended The Boynton School, where the Museum is housed now.

 

This is a chance for artists to give these adorable children’s chairs their own unique style representative of the history of The Boynton School. Each painted chair will be auctioned during The Schoolhouse Children’s Museum’s Reunion Bash on Saturday, February 28. All proceeds will benefit The Schoolhouse Children’s Museum & Learning Center in Boynton Beach.

 

IMPORTANT DATES TO KNOW:

DEADLINE for submissions:  January 17, 2015

ANNOUNCEMENT of Acceptance:   January 19, 2015

PICK UP CHAIRS:  January 20th

CHAIRS DUE:  February 10, 2015

EVENT:  February 28, 2015

 

PLEASE SUBMIT:

An application form along with your proposed original design, a biography of no more than 200 words, contact information, and social media handles by January 17, 2015 to:

Suzanne Ross at Suzanne@Schoolhousemuseum.org

or by mail to


129 East Ocean Avenue, Boynton Beach, FL 33435

 

 

SELECTED ARTISTS WILL RECEIVE:

• A complimentary ticket to the event, valued at $75.
• Brief biography on the Schoolhouse Children’s Museum website. 
• Mention in our social media and e-newsletter.
• Names of participating artists may be included in press releases and/or event coverage.

 

TERMS AND CONDITIONS:

• Designs will be selected by a committee of local artists and business leaders.
• Selected artists of designs will be notified by January 19, 2015.
• Chairs may be picked up on January 20, 2015, with delivery of the  completed chair by 4 p.m. on February 10, 2015.
• The chair is considered property of the Museum and is provided in ‘as is’ condition.
• Chairs must be painted with durable paint for a wooden finish. Clear coating over paint is advised. You are free to sand the chair to paint a base coat.
• The artist’s time and resources shall be considered a donation to the Museum.
• The artist gives the Museum permission to use his or her name and likeness to promote the Reunion Bash.

CALL FOR ARTISTS

Application Form

Artist name: _____________________________________________________

Address: _____________________________________________________

City / State / Zip: ______________________________________________________

Phone: ____________________________________

Email: ___________________________

Social media handles:

Facebook: _________________________________

Twitter: __________________________

Instagram: _________________________________

Please include:

• Your proposed original design. A rough colored sketch on a 8.5 x 11 size paper and a brief description of the design.

• A biography of no more than 200 words

• Submit by January 17, 2015 to:
Suzanne Ross at Suzanne@Schoolhousemuseum.org or by mail to -
129 East Ocean Avenue, Boynton Beach, FL 33435.

 

More About The Schoolhouse Museum:

 

Experience South Florida’s history through two floors of hands-on, interactive exhibits

Learn art, music, the sciences and more through FREE weekly programs, affordable education classes and specialty workshops.

Celebrate a birthday or special occasion in your own private party room.

Visit the Gift Shop and chose from a unique selection of toys, games, books, crafts and signature items at complement our exhibits and programs.

Become a member TODAY and enjoy complimentary admission, discounts on purchases, events, classes and more.

The Schoolhouse Children’s Museum & Learning Center is wheelchair accessible and accommodates people with special needs.
Hours of Operation:
Tuesday – Saturday 10:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.
Closed Sundays, Mondays and major holidays

Admission Prices:

FREE – Members and children under 1
$5.00     Children over 1 & Adults 
$4.50     Seniors (ages 62 and older)
 
No adult is allowed in the Museum unaccompanied by a child with the exception of adults on official Museum business, or a scheduled Museum tour. Visitors are required to obtain a visitor’s badge.  Minors under 18 years of age cannot enter the Museum without being accompanied by an adult. 

Directions:

Exit I-95 at Boynton Beach Blvd. Travel east ¼ mile to Seacrest Blvd. Turn right (south) on Seacrest Blvd. and travel 2 blocks. Turn left (east) on Ocean Ave. The Schoolhouse is located at 129 Ocean Ave.

 

For more information about the Schoolhouse Museum please visit:  www.schoolhousemuseum.org.

or call  561-742-6784

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561-537-0291

Boynton Beach Is World Hub for Kinetic Events and Youth Art

Alexandre Dang, a French solar kinetic artist who currently lives and works in Brussels, Belgium, will conduct a series of FREE, creative workshops for children and their parents during the International Kinetic Art Exhibit and Symposium, Feb. 7-8, 2015, in Boynton Beach. During the one hour workshops, which will be held both days at 11 a.m. and 1 p.m., at the Schoolhouse Children’s Museum and Learning Center in downtown Boynton Beach, Dang will lead participants in constructing dancing solar butterflies that they will attach to solar mechanisms and place in the museum’s courtyard. The goal of the workshops is to teach those who take part about solar energy and how they can conserve it.  The Rickie Report shares the details and how to PRE-REGISTER for this FREE Event!  ART LOVERS and ART PATRONS:  Mark your calendars NOW for the International Kinetic Art Symposium in Boynton Beach, Fl!

 

 

 

 

CHILDREN, PARENTS CAN CREATE

SOLAR BUTTERFLIES

DURING KINETIC ART EVENT

IN BOYNTON BEACH

Alexandre Dang, a French solar kinetic artist who currently lives and works in Brussels, Belgium, will conduct a series of FREE, creative workshops for children and their parents during the International Kinetic Art Exhibit and Symposium, Feb. 7-8, 2015, in Boynton Beach. During the one hour workshops, which will be held both days at 11 a.m. and 1 p.m., at the Schoolhouse Children’s Museum and Learning Center in downtown Boynton Beach, Dang will lead participants in constructing dancing solar butterflies that they will attach to solar mechanisms and place in the museum’s courtyard. The goal of the workshops is to teach those who take part about solar energy and how they can conserve it.

 

 

PRE-REGISTER NOW!

 

To preregister for the workshops, which include instruction and a Certificate of Completion signed by Alexandre Dang, email suzanne@schoolhousemuseum.org. For those who don’t preregister but still wish to make a dancing solar butterfly, they may do so with the guidance of museum staff anytime during the event weekend. To see past workshops, visit http://tinyurl.com/po2a89c. To see prior exhibitions, visit http://tinyurl.com/o7pf7qz.

 

 

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Kinetic Flowers by Alexandre Dang

Alexandre Dang comes from a scientific background. Convinced of the need to raise awareness of the potential of environmental friendly technologies (eco-technologies) and sustainable development, he developed his artistic creation often incorporating solar energy as source into his kinetic art works. Though the sun provides 10,000 times more energy to the earth than humans need, more than 1.7 billion people still do not have access to electricity. The pressing need to address this issue is the driving force of Dang’s artistic commitment, where he combines scientific approach, environmental concern and humanism. To learn more, visit solarsolidarite.org.

 

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Student working on Solar Butterfly

Dang will also conduct workshops at Galaxy E3 (Engineering, Energy, Environment) Elementary School in Boynton Beach on Friday, Feb. 6. Students there will also create dancing solar butterflies that will be added to the exhibit at the Schoolhouse Children’s Museum and Learning Center. Both the school and the museum are excited to bring this valuable workshop to their facilities as it aligns with their S.T.E.A.M., Science, Technology, Engineering, Art and Math programming.

 

 

 

 

A Fascinated Art Lover

A Fascinated Art Lover

 

Created by the Boynton Beach Arts Commission and produced by the City of Boynton Beach Art in Public Places program, the International Kinetic Art Exhibit and Symposium is a biennial event held in downtown Boynton Beach that is free and open to the public. Its purpose is to connect the public to one-of-a-kind visual experiences. The event features both indoor and outdoor iconic works of kinetic art, educational presentations and the opportunity to meet an array of international kinetic artists. Other components for 2015 will include the first “Kinetic Connection,” a community based kinetic artwork, and a Solar Tree student kinetic art exhibition. This event is supported by Equity One, Inc., Kinetic Art Organization (KAO), International Sculpture Center, Cultural Council of Palm Beach County, Buffalo Wild Wings, Boca Bearings, and Hacklab.

 

Other sponsors include Solartree Project, Coastal Star, Neighborhood Gallery, Schoolhouse Children’s Museum and Learning Center, The Secret Garden Cafe and the Boynton Beach Community Redevelopment Agency. Additional sponsorship opportunities are available by contacting Debby Coles-Dobay at (561) 742-6026.

 

 

For more information on the 2015 International Kinetic Art Exhibit and Symposium, call (561) 742-6026, email ColesDobayd@bbfl.us or visit IntlKineticArtEvent.org.

 

In addition, The Rickie Report shares the results of the  “Focus on Planning” Photo Contest, which youth and adults participated.

 

 

 

MAYOR ANNOUNCES WINNERS OF THE

“FOCUS ON PLANNING” PHOTO CONTEST

 

The winners of the Focus on Planning Photo Contest were announced by Mayor “Jerry” Taylor. The photo contest was held to commemorate National Community Planning Month and recognize urban design features within the City limits. Photographs must have captured Boynton Beach’s distinctive architecture; its urban designs, cityscapes, landmarks and/or structures.

 

 

Professional photographers and community leaders served as judges and selected finalists, based on subject matter, composition, clarity, lighting, depth of field, artistry/drama, degree of difficulty, technical excellence, creativity and overall impact. Five of the finalists were placed online for the public to choose “A People’s Choice Award”. Nearly 800 votes were cast from all over the world, including places as far as New Zealand and Brazil. Judges then selected the top winner in both the youth category and adult category and Mayor Taylor selected a “Special Mayor’s Award”. Winners are as follows:

 

"Boynton Ballerina" by Hope Spears

“Boynton Ballerina” by Hope Spears

 

 

People’s Choice Award: Boynton Ballerina by Hope Spears

Boynton Ballerina showcases the structures at the Promenade Park, a high level streetscape along Boynton Beach’s waterfront.

 

"Colorful Corridor" by Hope Spears

“Colorful Corridor” by Hope Spears

 

Youth Category Award: Colorful Corridor by Hope Spears

The shot captures the versatility of Las Ventanas, a unique mixed-use living environment combining livability and colorful aesthetics.

 

 

 

"Behind Casa Costas Apartments" by Felicia Houtenbrink

“Behind Casa Costas Apartments” by Felicia Houtenbrink

 

 

Adult Category Award: Behind Casa Costa by Felicia Houtenbrink

This photograph depicts a Class A resort-style condominium property and its waterfront feature, which is one of its stronger selling points.

 

 

"Galaxy E3" by Ellen Budish

“Galaxy E3 Elementary School” by Ellen Budish

 

Special Mayor’s Award: Galaxy E3ES by Ellen Budish

This picture shows Galaxy E3 Choice School, dubbed the greenest school in the galaxy, one of the buildings that best represent efficiency and sustainability in the City.

 

 

“I was impressed by the participation of both local photographers and voters, and anticipate even greater involvement next year. Our City is so fortunate to have many distinctive architectural structures; having a photo contest was a unique way to artistically capture attributes of Boynton’s built environment,” said Mike Rumpf, Director of Planning and Zoning.

 

For more information about the art events in Boynton Beach please contact:

ColesDobayd@bbfl.us

 

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561-537-0291

Transform a Majestic Tree into a Kinetic Sculpture with Up-Cycled Items From YOU!

Here is a distinctive way for EVERYONE to get involved with an art project!  Artist, Elayna Toby is collecting up-cycled items from around the community to create a kinetic sculpture which will be featured at the International Kinetic Sculpture Symposium in Boynton Beach.  It takes place February 6-8. How do YOU get involved?  Elayna Toby has made it EASY.  There are Drop -Off Boxes around the County to bring your items.  This is your chance to share a selfie photo or short video as well.  The Rickie Report shares the details here.  What a terrific activity for vacation-time, when the kids are home!  (And a great way to clear out some clutter…)

 

 

Let’s Transform a Majestic Tree

into a Kinetic Sculpture

 

With Up-Cycled Items from YOU

“Re-imagining everyday objects brings out the inner artist in us all. Each unique object, person and story is special,” says Elayna Toby “But when linked together, as Aristotle said, ‘the whole is greater than the sum of its parts.’”

 

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Here’s how to participate…

 

1) CLEAR OUT your CLUTTER

 

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Empty your junk drawers, office & garage.

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Invite new possibilities for 2015!

 

Sample items to up-cycle into art… keys ⊕ curtain or napkin rings ⊕ hardware ⊕ bells pieces of jewelry ⊕ small house wares ⊕ buckles ⊕ auto or computer parts ⊕ etc.

 

 

Up-Cycle Contributions Should:

→ Have a hole or opening for stringing (by artist Elayna Toby)

→ Weigh less than a candy bar

 

 

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2) DROP OFF your CLUTTER (thru Dec.31)

Bag & Bring your items to an Up-Cycle Drop Box

 

 

  • Artisans on the Ave, 630 Lake Ave, Lake Worth, 33460 (M-Sat 11am-9pm, Sun 11am-6 pm)

 

  • Boynton Beach City Hall-West Wing, 100 E. Boynton Beach Blvd., Boynton Beach, 33425 (M-F 8am-5pm)

 

  • Resource Depot, 2510 Florida Ave., West Palm Beach, 33401 (M-F 9am-4pm, Sat. 9am-1pm)

 

  • Go Van Gogh, 11701 Lake Victoria Gardens Ave, Downtown at the Gardens, Palm Beach Gardens, 33410 (M-F 11am-9pm, Sat, 10am-9pm, Sun. 12pm-6pm)

 

 

 

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3) SHARE a STORY about your STUFF

Before you drop off your stuff at one of the Up-Cycle Drop Boxes do a brief (30-seconds) video selfie talking about the items you’re contributing.

Please state your name at the beginning of your selfie.
Perhaps you wish to share, why you want to up-cycle your stuff & be part of this community art project?
Email your video selfie to Elayna Toby at tobyarts1@gmail.com

 

During the International Kinetic Art Exhibit & Symposium in Boynton Beach

 

4) Meet at the Tree! Feb 6-8

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Å Experience the Tree’s Transformation

Å Feel the Power of Community

Å Hear Cool Stories of Re-purposed Stuff

Å Purchase Unique Kinetic Strands *

*A portion of proceeds will benefit the City Boynton Beach’s Art in Public Places program and Resource Depot.

 For more information please visit:

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Elayna Toby
561.676.9150
elayna@elaynatobyart.com
www.elaynatobyart.com/kinetic-connections
www.facebook.com/elaynatobyart

www.elaynatobyart.com

 

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 www.intlkineticartevent.org

 

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 www.boyntonbeacharts.org

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561-537-0291

Palm Beach Watercolor Society Offers “Paint-Ins with a Model” and A Special Workshop with Anne Abgott

Have you been looking for a place to paint with like-interested artists?  The Palm Beach Watercolor Society has “Paint-Ins” on the second Tuesday of every month with a model  at the Boca Raton Community Center. In addition, The Palm Beach Watercolor Society is bringing Anne Abgott here for a 3 day workshop  January 21-23. Anne is the author of the #1 Best Selling Book “Daring Color”, published by North Light Books and past President of the Florida Watercolor Society.   The Rickie Report shares the details and urges you to make your reservations!  (What a terrific holiday gift for an artist!)

 

 

 

PALM BEACH WATERCOLOR SOCIETY

 

 

 

INVITES YOU

 

 

 

PAINT-INS

 

The Palm Beach Watercolor Society has “Paint Ins” from 9:30 am – 12:30pm on the second Tuesday of every month with a model at the Boca Raton Community Center 150 Crawford Blvd. Boca Raton, FL.  Call for reservations.

 

 

WORKSHOP

 

 

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The Palm Beach Watercolor Society is excited to have Anne Abgott give a 3-day workshop for Palm Beach Watercolor Society Wednesday through Friday,  January 21, 22, & 23rd, 2015.  The workshops take place from 9am – 4 pm at the Boynton Womans Club 1010 Federal Hwy., Boynton Beach, FL

 

 

Canadian born, Anne Abgott, maintains studios in Cortez, Florida and Linville, North Carolina. She is the author of the #1 Best Selling Book “Daring Color”, published by North Light Books. Anne is the past President of Florida Watercolor Society and the Florida Suncoast Watercolor Society and is a long time member of the Board of Directors of Art Center Manatee in Bradenton, Florida and chairs their Education Department.

 

 

 

Anne tells The Rickie Report, “There is a saying – “Value tells the story, but color gets the credit.” I believe this to be true. Vivid colors are the first thing that attracts me and the viewer; color is the emotion and as important as the composition. I work in watercolors because they can reflect the wonderful quality of light and transparency.”

 

For more information please visit:

 www.palmbeachwatermedia.org

or

Please contact Dona Nenner (561) 362 – 5506

 

 

 

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561-537-0291

Artwork Being Donated to Non-Profit Organizations By Denny Reed

Denny Reed is an artist who lives her creativity.  As she moves in a new direction of artistry, she has a studio filled with art pieces she is happy to donate to non-profit organizations.  Read this fascinating interview, as The Rickie Report explores the art world with Denny Reed.

 

 

 

 

DENNY REED

 

International Artist

"Heat" by Denny Reed

“Heat” by Denny Reed

TRR:  You’ve recently decided to donate a large body of your artwork. What has initiated this action?

DR:

“Since returning from painting in the mountains of South America this past October, it has become clear to me that it is time to release my art work from the last few years. When a new creative surge comes through me I have to make room for it energetically. This is the power of manifestation I learned years ago when I had an international business which taught self development and emotional intelligence seminars.
I have been involved with the internal and external explorations of self development all of my adult life instigated by unusual experiences I had as a child with mystics.  My art comes from the invisible depths of those experiences and I am continue to be greatly influenced by them. This year I am embarking on creating 3D mixed media installations for possible museum installations. I say possible because not all has been revealed to me yet so I cannot give a detail description of what I will be doing. I know I just need to make room for it to manifest.”

 

 

"Searching For Heaven" by Denny Reed

“Searching For Heaven” by Denny Reed

 

TRR:  Why donate, why not just sell your work?

DR:

“I feel complete with those pieces. I do not want to spend anymore time with them. I have sold all that I needed to of that series from that era of my life. My initial feeling was to just destroy what was left. I finally understood why many artists do destroy their work. They are done with that level of consciousness that was expressed through the creative spirit to them. They want to move on to the next level. Create a clean slate.

 

 
With deeper reflection I did not think it was ethical to destroy my work as too many people enjoy it so I decided to make sure people could still enjoy it. I picked non-profits to donate to because I have sat on non-profit boards almost all of my adult life and I know about fundraising challenges to help their incredible missions of service. Non profits have always inspired me because of their dedication to give selflessly.

 

 

 

"Heaven is in the Sky" by Denny Reed

“Heaven is in the Sky” by Denny Reed

 

TRR: So would you say your personal philosophy has driven you to these conclusions?

DR:

 

 

“On a personal note I do feel uncomfortable with the art business at large. Too many games and egos seem to interfere or take advantage of many artists. Money has really become a driving force in art and unfortunately the greed factor has pushed too many good artists to the side unrecognized because they do not play that game. I think the creative spirit is a pure energy that is in everyone. It is a connector for our human race as it is exciting to share with others and provide inspiration and dialogue. Of course an artist has to make money to live and to do so they have to step through a mine field of complexities and at the same time deal with their own personal ethics which all takes away time from creating art!”

 

 

"The Witness" by Denny Reed

“The Witness” by Denny Reed

 

TRR: How can a non profit proceed if they are interested in being part of your donation?

DR:

“Email me  info@dennyreed.com to start. If they are located in South Florida, I can meet them privately at my gallery.  If they are out of town I can share jpgs with them and arrange shipping.  All art donations are available between now and Dec 31st.”

 

 

"Celebrating the Light" by Denny Reed

“Celebrating the Light” by Denny Reed

 

TRR:  As of press time, where has your artwork been donated?

DR:

 

-Press Club of PA-endowment builders for Penn State, Delaware County Community College and Temple University
-Connecting Generations- Delaware’s resource for mentoring and other intergenerational programs
-Animal Rescue South Florida
-Greater Boynton Sister Cities

 

 

For more information please contact Denny at  info@dennyreed.com

 

 

 

 

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561-537-0291

Rolando Chang Barrero Fine Art Gallery Opens: Offering Fine Art, Craft, Wearable Art

Rolando Chang Barrero, recipient of a Congressional Letter of Commendation in 2014, for his tireless work on behalf of education and the arts, is opening a new gallery space in Lake Worth.  Rolando Chang Barrero Fine Art Gallery will be overseen by the artist himself and Mila Troytsky of ArtDom. Visitors will see an eclectic mix of wall art, static sculpture, wearable art, eco-political art, plein air paintings, handmade glass, the written word, kinetic sculpture and fine art photography.  The Grand Opening takes place on Friday, November 21st at 7pm.  An RSVP for this FREE event is necessary. The Rickie Report shares the details and an overview of the opening artists.

 

 

 

 

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Rolando Chang Barrero Fine Art Gallery

Opening Reception

 

Friday, November 21st

 

7pm

 

 

Please RSVP for the opening :

http://www.eventbrite.com/e/grand-opening-of-rolando-chang-barrero-fine-art-tickets-13712950805

 

711 Lucerne Avenue, Lake Worth, Florida 33460

786-521-1199

 

Gallery Hours:

11 am to 7 pm  Closed on Thursdays

 

 

 

Rolando Chang Barrero (Photo by Joseph Reilly)

Rolando Chang Barrero (Photo by Joseph Reilly)

 

Rolando Chang Barrero, was born in Coconut Grove, FL and currently resides in West Palm Beach, FL.  After receiving a BFA School of the Art Institute of Chicago, Rolando became an artist and art activist. Pulling together artists from various media and spectrums of life, his own artwork often took a back seat. His famous Art Walks established the Boynton Beach Arts District as the place to be seen.  He assures The Rickie Report that those will continue on a monthly basis, even as he puts his energies into this new gallery in Lake Worth.  His studio remains at 410 West Industrial Ave., Boynton Beach, FL.  In addition, he and Craig McInnis are organizing Art Synergy/Art Palm Beach ART WEEK for January, 2015. 

 

 

 

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Eleazar Delgado

 

A Partial List of Artists at press time includes:

 

Aidana Baldassarre,  Carlos Alves, Sheree Reynolds, Diane Arrieta, Durga Garcia, Juan Erman Gonzales, Monique Lassooij, Karen McGovern, Debbie Lee-Mostel, Eleazar Delgado, Frances Lynn, Ilene Adams, Jim Rabidoux, Joann Urban, Nazare Feliciano, Russell Levine, Ray Gross, Robert Catapano, Serafima Sokolov, Renda Writer and more to follow.

 

 

"Breast Cancer" by Juan Erman Gonzales

“Breast Cancer” by Juan Erman Gonzales

 

Rolando has over 30 years of gallery experience, including Gallery 99 in Bal Harbour, Florida; Latino Fine Art in Chicago, Illinois; Randolph Street Gallery, Chicago, Illinios; Ground Level Gallery, Miami Beach, Florida (partnership with South Florida Art Center and Jennie Person); ActivistArtistA Gallery, Phoenix, Arizona (sole pro.); ActivistArtistA Gallery, Boynton Beach, Florida (sole pro.) and now Rolando Chang Barrero Fine Art, Lake Worth, Florida (sole pro).

 

 

Ceramic by Carlos Alves

Ceramic by Carlos Alves

 

 

Rolando’s exhibitions and CV read like a very busy calendar – with something happening daily, weekly, monthly and often simultaneously. He was most recently a Featured Artist at the John D. MacArthur Library of Florida Atlantic University, Jupiter, FL ( October 2014).

 

 

 

 

Nazare "Baby Blanket"

Nazare Feliciano’s “Baby Blanket”

 

 

 

 Soon after his Gallery Opening, Rolando will participate in “Endagered Exhibition” as an Invited Artist, Miami, FL (December,2014), Armory Art Center’s Art Salon as an Invited Artist (November 2014), and Art In Public Places, Paint by Numbers Mural, West Palm Beach, November 2014. He is booked in 2015 for a Solo Exhibition at Jonathan Dickinson State Park, Florida (Fall 2015).  

 

 

James Rabidoux

James Rabidoux

 

 

 

 

Previous Exhibitions

 

  • Art Exhibit and Silent Auction, Jonathan Dickinson State Park, FL 2014
  • Solo Exhibition, Americana, Boynton Beach, FL 2014
  • Solo Exhibition, Sacred Hearts, Costars, Lake Worth, FL, 2014
  • Delray Wildflowers, The Beat Cup, Delray Beach, FL, 2014
  • The Great Give, Community Foundation, West Palm Beach, FL, 2014 (Special Event) Art in Public Places
  • C’est la Via, West Palm Beach, FL, 2014
  • The Beat Generation Exhibition at ActivistArtistA, Boynton Beach,FL,  2014
  • Small Works, JF Gallery, West Palm Beach, FL, 2014
  • Los Cuatros at CU-1 Gallery, Miami, FL, 2014
  • The Wellington Art Society, Wellington, FL,  2014 (Speaker)
  • Art in Public Places, Elements, City of Boynton Beach, FL, 2014
  • Solo Exhibition, Surface and Symbol at Unit 1 Gallery, Lake Worth, FL, 2013
  • Art in Public Places, Color Birds, City of Palm Beach Gardens, FL, 2013
  • SCOPE, Art Basel. Miami, 2013
  • The Invisible Horde at Unit 1. Lake Worth, Florida 2013

 

 

Serafima Sokolov

Serafima Sokolov

 

 

 

Awards

 

  • ActivistArtistA Gallery, (Best Art Exhibition 2014)
  • Most Intriguing Man in the Arts (TWN, 2014)
  • Green Trailblazer of Palm Beach (Sun Sentinel, 2014)
  • Congressional Letter of Commendation in the Arts 2014
  • Boynton Beach Art District, Director (Best Art Walk 2013)
  • Ryerson Traveling Fellowship
  • 4 Solo Exhibitions , and over 12 group exhibitions in 2014
  • Book Published by John D. MacArthur Library “Mi Pajaro: Art of Rolando Chang Barrero”

 

 

"Woman of Moore Haven" by Russell Levine

“Woman of Moore Haven” by Russell Levine

 

For more information please visit:

Website/Blog: http://rolandochangbarrerofineart.blogspot.com/

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/RolandoChangBarreroFineArt

ActivistArtistA Gallery/Studio
rolandobarrero@me.com

 

 

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Kinetic Art Events with Elayna Toby are Open to the Public and FREE

The public is invited to transform an historic tree into a kinetic sculpture! The FREE EVENTS will take place on NOVEMBER 1st, 8th, & 15th. A majestic kapok tree in east Boynton Beach will be temporarily transformed into a kinetic sculpture by led local kinetic artist Elayna Toby, and everyone is invited to participate in the creative process. Three FREE “community creating” events will be held at the Boynton Beach City Library’s program room, 208 S. Seacreast Blvd. Come by anytime between 10am and 1pm. Simply bring small objects you’d like to re-purpose into art that will hang from the tree. Everyone who participates will design a section of the sculpture with the items they bring. Elayna Toby will string together community designed sections into twirling strands that will hang from the tree.  The Rickie Report urges everyone to JUST STOP BY for this FUN, Informative activity – a different way to recycle!  Did we mention FREE? 

 

 

 

Upcoming FREE EVENTS:

 

Saturdays:  November 1st,  8th  &  15th

 

10:00 am-1:00 pm

(DROP BY ANYTIME)

Boynton Beach City Library

208 S. Seacrest Blvd.       Boynton Beach

 

 

 

 

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PUBLIC INVITED TO

TRANSFORM AN HISTORIC TREE INTO A KINETIC SCULPTURE

 FREE EVENTS NOVEMBER 1, 8, & 15

 

A majestic kapok tree in east Boynton Beach will be temporarily transformed into a kinetic sculpture by led local kinetic artist Elayna Toby, and everyone is invited to participate in the creative process.

 

 

 

Kapok Tree

Kapok Tree

Three FREE “community creating” events will be held at the Boynton Beach City Library’s program room, 208 S. Seacreast Blvd. Come by anytime between 10am and 1pm. Simply bring small objects you’d like to re-purpose into art that will hang from the tree. Everyone who participates will design a section of the sculpture with the items they bring. Elayna Toby will string together community designed sections into twirling strands that will hang from the tree.

 

It’s easy and fun to be part of this unique community art project! Simply rummage through your shelves and junk drawers to find small items to upcycle into art such as bells, bits of hardware, old keys, machine or computer parts, gears or other baubles. Everyone is invited to participate. You need not think of yourself as creative or artistic to contribute to this kinetic sculpture.

 

 

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“I’m excited to see the special kapok tree transformed into kinetic art with the community’s discarded and found objects,” says kinetic artist Elayna Toby. “I love seeing the surprise on people’s faces when they realize it’s fun and not hard to create something artistic with ordinary items they have around the house.”

 

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Participants will also have the opportunity to create “video selfies” about their unique objects and the artistic compositions they create during each event. A video, showcasing the hundreds of community participants who contributed items that make up Kinetic-Connections, will be featured adjacent to the transformed tree during the International Kinetic Art Exhibition and Symposium that will be held February 6-8, 2015.

 

 

Kinetic-Connections will be a temporary installation taken down at the end of the symposium, leaving the tree in its original state, as if untouched. The strands, inspired by and generated from the community, will then be “recycled” back into the world, made available for sale as decorations for home or garden. A portion of the proceeds from sales of these strands will benefit the City of Boynton Beach Art in Public Places program and Resource Depot. Kinetic artist Elayna Toby was commissioned by the City of Boynton Beach/Art in Public Places to create Kinetic-Connections as part of the 2015 International Kinetic Art Exhibit and Symposium.

 For more information visit www.ElaynaTobyArt.com/kinetic-connections. These workshops are part of the International Kinetic Art Exhibit and Symposium – www.IntlKineticArtEvent.org.

 

 

“The most exciting part of Kinetic-Connections for us is the community involvement in creating an interactive site specific installation.” Says Debby Coles-Dobay, Boynton Beach’s Public Arts Manager and chief coordinator of the of the International Kinetic Art Exhibition and Symposium.  Kinetic-Connections is brought to you by Elayna Toby Art, in partnership with the 2015 International Kinetic Art Exhibit and Symposium, the City of Boynton Beach/Art in Public Places, and Resource Depot.

 

 

 

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With a B.A. in Cultural Anthropology and an M.S. in Public Horticulture Administration and Museum Management, Elayna Toby’s interests are as varied as her artwork which is currently on exhibition at OSGS Gallery in West Palm Beach’s Northwood section. Internationally, she was invited by Habla: The Center for Language and Culture, to lead a “natural mobiles” workshop at Park Aak, an ecological park in Mexico.

 

More information about Elayna Toby and Kinetic-Connections can be found at

www.elaynatobyart.com/kinetic-connections

and

www.facebook.com/elaynatobyart.

Or email Elayna Toby   elayna@elaynatobyart.com

 

 

Learn about our partners:

www.elaynatobyart.com | www.intlkineticartevent.org | www.boyntonbeacharts.org | www.resourcedepot.net

– See more at: http://elaynatobyart.com/kinetic-connections/#sthash.irBP7fkC.dpuf

 

 

 

 

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International Kinetic Art Exhibit/Symposium in Boynton Beach!

The Rickie Report is pleased to share that from February 6-8, 2015, everyone will be able to partake in the International Kinetic Art Exhibit and Symposium.  This is the second FREE biennial event. This event will connect you to one-of-a-kind visual experiences.  
  • Tour 16 iconic kinetic artworks installed outdoor in east Boynton Beach.
  • Participate in the first Kinetic Connection, a community based created kinetic artwork.
  • Join special S.T.E.A.M. learning based youth workshops and see the Solar Tree kinetic art student exhibit!
  • Enjoy over 60 Indoor kinetic artworks and site specific installations.
  • Interact with kinetic art influenced inventions and technological innovations.
  • Attend engaging and educational presentations.
  • Meet international kinetic artists

Kinetic artists seek to propel the mind to wonder and to encourage viewers to appreciate art forms in motion and learn about other ways they can benefit society. Kinetic Art is created by artists who push the boundaries of traditional, static art forms to introduce visual experiences that will engage the audience and profoundly change the course of modern art

 

 

 

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Jerzy

Jerzy

 

“Kinetic artists seek to propel the mind to wonder and to encourage viewers to appreciate the Art in Motion. Kinetic art is created by artists who push the boundaries of traditional, static art forms to introduce visual experiences that are engaging, benefit society and profoundly change our lives.”

 

Cheong

Edwin Cheong, “Bloomer Tree”

Meet Some of the Artists

EDWIN CHEONG – SINGAPORE

Bloomer Tree

EdwinCheong.com

Edwin@ EdwinCheong.com

PAUL DANIEL – MD

Sun Tattler

PaulDanielSculpture.blogspot.com

PDaniel2@verizon.net

LIN EMERY – LA

Lyric

LinEmery.com

Lin@LinEmery.com

JEFF KAHN – PA

Transcending Tides

JeffKahnSculpture.com

JKahn3@verizon.net

JOHN KING – CO

Butterfly Tree ll

JohnKingArts.com

John1King2@msn.com

RALFONSO – WPB & SWITZERLAND

Twist

Ralfonso.com

Ralfonso@Ralfonso.com

For information about the 2015 International Kinetic Art Exhibit and Symposium visit: www.IntlKineticArtEvent.org.

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John King

John King

February 6-8, 2015 International Kinetic Art Exhibit and Symposium created by the Boynton Beach Arts Commission produced by the City of Boynton Beach through its Art in Public Places program. It’s a signature cultural event for the City’s Strategic Plan and is key to it’s economic development planning.

The objectives of this biennial Symposium are to:

  • The goal is to deliver an Art and Cultural event that transcended typical art fairs, delivers international attention to the City of Boynton Beach and educated and engaged a diverse audience about public art.
  • Celebrate the dynamic and compelling aspects of today’s kinetic art to the general public, public art professionals, as well as art and museum curators, and gallerists.
  • Build public and private interest in collecting and/or commissioning kinetic art through exposure to its rich historical context and through exhibitions of its various contemporary forms.
  • Motivate educators to incorporate kinetic art into the S.T.E.A.M. curriculum. The importance of adding “art” to STEM (science, technology, engineering, and math) is to utilize both sides of the brain and to make learning “fun.”
  • Stimulate creative applications of various technologies in kinetic art, including “green” technologies in concert with the City’s Green Building Program.
  • Create a highly visible, bi-annual, international event that nurtures an exciting contemporary art form, while stimulating the local economy, creating an important cultural destination, and revitalizing a local community.
Jeff Kahn

Jeff Kahn

_________________________________________________________Boynton Beach Art in Public Places MISSION/VISION

? Why Art in Public Places

Our mission is to integrate the arts into the greater community. The purpose is to stimulate cultural interaction, education and economic development by selecting, siting, installing and maintaining public art.

 

:How We are Funded

The Art in Public Places program is funded through a one-percent public art impact fee. As development occurs, public art is integrated into the architecture, infrastructure, landscape and greenways throughout Boynton Beach.

 

Our Successes:

54 Public art in development projects www.BoyntonBeachArts.org

Art in Public Places videos 2012 & 2013 www.BoyntonBeachArts.org

International Kinetic Art Exhibit & Symposium www.IntlKineticArtEvent.org

Kinetic videos 2013 Kinetic Art Video | 2013 International Kinetic Art Exhibit & Symposium

6th year Avenue of the Arts Avenue of the Arts – City of Boynton Beach

Exhibits in City facilities

BBAD, Boynton Beach Arts District

Face Book: Boynton Beach Art District

 

Our Dream:

The vision for Art in Public Places  Program is to connect the cultural environment in Boynton Beach with the global community.

 

Like us on Face book Boynton Beach Art in Public Places

The Art in Public Places Program provides jobs for artists and art related businesses, attracts visitors, creative placemaking and contributes to economic development.

Emery

Lin Emery

 

For more information please contact Debby Coles-Dobay, City of Boynton Beach Public Art Administrator, at 561-742-6026.
Visit Boynton Beach Art in Public Places or www.boyntonbeacharts.org.

 

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Wanee Festival 2014 (Allman Brothers Band), Florida Arts Association and Northwood Village Art Walk Feature Jonathon Ortiz Smykla’s Art

What do the acclaimed Wanee Festival 2014, Allman Brothers Band, Florida Arts Association, Boynton Beach Art District and Northwood Village Art Walk all have in common?  The artwork of Jonathon Ortiz-Smykla!  Otherwise recognized as a gallery owner of OSGS in Northwood,  Jonathon’s own artwork will be featured in three separate venues this month.  The Rickie Report is pleased to share the details here in chronological order.

 

 

 

Jonathon Ortiz-Smykla, Artist

 

 Wanee, 2014 

 

Wanee 2014 Festival T-Shirt Designed by Jonathon Ortiz-Smykla

Wanee 2014 Festival T-Shirt Designed by Jonathon Ortiz-Smykla

 

 

The Wanee Festival is hosted by the Allman Brothers Band and is celebrating it’s 10th Year! The Wanee festival includes a long list of nationally touring musicians in many genres of music, many who owe credit to the Allman Brothers for paving the way.  The future of Wanee remains cloudy due to the Allman Brothers finally calling it quits after 2014.  This comes after a successful 45 year run filled with some of the greatest rock improvisation the world has every known.  

 

http://rockhall.com/inductees/the-allman-brothers-band/bio/

 

Jonathon tells The Rickie Report, “I’m honored to be a part of this historical time for the Allman Brothers and to be leaving my own personal mark on this event.  It’s also a great honor to have been chosen two years in a row as the designer for the festival t-shirt. It will be sold at the festival in a limited edition fashion”.

 

Visit the Wanee website for the lineup and information: http://www.waneefestival.com/

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 April 12th Flyer

 

 

The Northwood Art Walk – April 12th, starts at 6pm. This is a FREE Event and easy sign-up at www.NorthwoodArtWalk.com.    Highlights include Lot 23 introduction and a look into their brand new Studio space on Northwood Rd.

 

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To satisfy thirst and hunger The Art Walk is featuring Table 427. **20% off your entire bill if you reserve for a party of 6 or more by mentioning you are on the Art Walk tour, for dinner that same evening.  Table 427 will have live entertainment and will be serving the finest International Cuisine by Chef Roberto who is widely recognized for his cooking skills.

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Jonathan Ortiz Solo Exhibition

 

Florida Arts Association

Presents    “Local Spotlights”

The Artwork of Jonathon Ortiz-Smykla

“Urban Scrawl”

 

Public Reception

Thursday, April 17th

7-10 pm

 

Activista Artista Gallery

 

 

422 W.Industrial Avenue        Boynton Beach,FL

(located just West of I-95 as you exit the Boynton Beach Blvd. Exit off of I-95.  Take your first right onto West Industrial Ave.)

 

 

 

“Local Spotlights,” created by Rolando Chang Barrero, is a program of Florida Arts Association (not-for-profit organization) to facilitate Florida Artists in all disciplines a venue to showcase their talent and creativity.

 
"$$$" by Jonathon Ortiz-Smykla

“$$$” by Jonathon Ortiz-Smykla

 

“Urban Scrawl “,  a SOLO  exhibition, featuring paintings and small work collage/assemblage pieces by Jonathon Ortiz-Smykla at the Boynton Beach Arts District’s ActivistArtistA Gallery.

"Dinner Hype" by Jonathon Ortiz-Smykla

“Dinner Hype” by Jonathon Ortiz-Smykla

 

“Urban Scrawl” will represent abstract paintings created through layers of texture, color and spatial relationships.  The newest works on exhibit have been created through assemblage that relate to pop culture, history and the vernacular language of both rural and urban cultures.
Mixed Media on Canvas by Jonathon Ortiz-Smykla

Mixed Media on Canvas by Jonathon Ortiz-Smykla

 

Jonathon explains, “The paintings span 4 years and are mostly abstract with awareness to layers of texture and color.  The $$$ piece was a bit more of a turning point from the abstract work as I began to focus on more pop art and cultural based work, as seen with my 2014 small works collage series.  I hope that the exhibit at ActivistaArtistA Gallery/Studio will be seen as a range of work that has grown with my experimental pursuits.  By experimental I mean that the mixture of mediums I work with does not pinpoint to just one technique or style at this stage of my creativity.  As a relatively new, full-time artist I’m still learning a lot from the art world in general.”

 

"Love, It's What's For Dinner" by Jonathon Ortiz-Smykla

“Love, It’s What’s For Dinner” by Jonathon Ortiz-Smykla

 

 

” My education was not art history based, nor was it through an Art school.  My path led through the School of Architecture, Design and Construction at Auburn University where I gained my Masters in Landscape Architecture, which is where my professional work developed over the past 13 years.  Only as of recent has my true passion for art resurfaced and provided me the excitement to pursue many more artistic endeavors.  It’s a true delight to be awarded opportunities to grow as an artist and to gain exposure for work that I have such passion for”, he goes on to share.

"The Skin U R In" by Jonathon Ortiz-Smykla

“The Skin U R In” by Jonathon Ortiz-Smykla

 

For more information about this exhibit, please contact ActivistArtistA Gallery/Studio located at  422 West Industrial Ave. in Boynton Beach, FL 33426  or call  (786)521-1199  Rolando Chang Barrero  rolandobarrero@me.com    or visit www.activistartista.blogspot.com 

 

 

 

 

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"Ozone" by Jonathon Ortiz-Smykla

“Ozone” by Jonathon Ortiz-Smykla

To get a broad view of Jonathon’s art in general, please visit www.LuckyBandanaDesign.com.  There you will find a range of work from paintings to graphic design to rock posters to photography.  For more information contact Evelyn Ortiz Smykla & Jonathon Ortiz-Smykla    OSGS Ortiz-Smykla|Gallery-Studio   p: 561-833-2223    e: OSGSart@hotmail.com    www.OSGSart.com    Find us on Facebook at http://www.facebook.com/OSGSart

 

 

 

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