Wellington Art Society Presents First Exhibitions Of The Season Tuesday September 28. Enjoy Two Exhibits With One Great Reception!

The Wellington Art Society celebrates the Opening Art Exhibitions of the season on Tuesday, September 28 at the Wellington Community Center. The public is invited to this FREE event with 2 ART SHOWS and 1 Reception. The Rickie Report shares these details and some sneak peeks from the two art shows~  If you are not a member of this vibrant arts group, this is the perfect time to join!

 

 

 

 

 

Public Is Invited To

 

 

 

Opening    Receptions:  

Tuesday,  September  28,  2021

 5  –  7  pm

 

 

All events open to members and non-members

 

 

“Rekindle” Show at the Wellington Community Center

 

“Resurgence” Show at the Wellington City Hall

 

 

100+   original   works   of   art   by   26   artists

Meet   the   Artists

Artist   demos  – door   prizes   –   refreshments

 

 

 

The Wellington Art Society is thrilled to announce their first in-person art exhibitions since the COVID-19 Pandemic began: “Resurgence” and “Rekindle”. The public is invited to the opening reception and sale for both exhibitions on Tuesday, September 28, 2021, from 5:00-7:00 pm. “Resurgence” will be at Wellington City Hall and “Rekindle” will be the Wellington Community Center. Two venues – one great night! Meet the artists and see a live demo. There will be door prizes and refreshments to enjoy. 

 

The Wellington Art Society is featuring 26 artists with over 100 original works of art in these two venues which are conveniently located in buildings adjoined by a walkway. All artwork is for sale and a portion of the proceeds goes toward WAS Scholarship and Outreach Programs.

 

 

MEET        THE       ARTISTS:

 

Barbara Bailey

Brigitte Balbinot

Gail Birs

Betty Brodie

David Ciofalo

Lynn Doyal

Audrey Freedman

Carol India

Laura Jaffe

Liza Karsai

Erica Kyle

Lou Ann LaBohn

Lupe Lawrence

Janina Leigue

Susan Mosely

Charles Moses

Susan Oakes

Jan Riggio

Lois Spatz

Raymonde Talleyrand

Cindi Taylor

Elaine Weber

Jean Williard

Tamar Wolfson

Betty Jane Zedonek

 

 

 

The Wellington Art Society is a 501(c)(3), non-profit organization in its 40th year. It is open to artists of all mediums and patrons of the arts, allowing both local and regional artists to display their artwork in local galleries, interact with other artists and serve the community though their art.

 

For further information please visit wellingtonartsociety.org

Or please contact: Laura Jaffe  presidentofwas@gmail.com

 

 

 

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Celebrate 40 Years With Wellington Art Society Through Two Art Exhibits And Artist Networking Events

The Wellington Art Society celebrates 40 years  of Art, Community, Outreach , Scholarships on Wednesday, September 8 at the Wellington Community Center. The public is invited to this FREE event.  In addition, WAS invites everyone to 2 ART SHOWS and 1 Reception on Tuesday, September 28. The Rickie Report shares these details and some sneak peeks from the two art shows~  If you are not a member of this vibrant arts group, this is the perfect time to join!

 

 

 

 

 

Public Is Invited To

 

 

Wellington Art Society Meeting

 

Wednesday,  September 8, 2021

 

5:30 –  7:45 PM

 

 

 Celebrate  40  Years  Of  Art,  Community

Outreach , Scholarships , and  More!

 

 

 

 

All events open to members and non-members

Wellington  Community  Center

12150 Forest Hill Blvd.   Wellington, FL

 

 

 

 

 

The newest exhibition at the Community Center will be showcased with Season Preview highlights for presentations, demos, and programs. The evening will conclude with a Raffle of exciting original artwork and art related items. Social distancing will be observed- masks required.

 

 

 

 

 

 

TWO   ART   SHOWS  …   TWO   VENUES  …  

 

 

ONE    GREAT    NIGHT  !!!

 

 

 

Opening    Reception:  

Tuesday,  September  28,  2021

 5  –  7  pm

 

 

 

“Downhill Running” by Jean Willard

 

 

“Rekindle” Show at the Wellington Community Center

 

“Resurgence” Show at the Wellington City Hall

 

 

 

 

 

“Hibiscus Abstract 2” by Susan Oakes

 

 

 

100+   original   works   of   art   by   26   artists

Meet   the   Artists

Artist   demos  – door   prizes   –   refreshments

 

 

 

 

 

“Bourbon Time”  by Janina Leigue

 

 

 

 

MEET        THE       ARTISTS:

 

 

 

Barbara Bailey

Brigitte Balbinot

Gail Birs

Betty Brodie

David Ciofalo

Lynn Doyal

Audrey Freedman

Carol India

Laura Jaffe

Liza Karsai

Erica Kyle

Lou Ann LaBohn

Lupe Lawrence

Janina Leigue

Susan Mosely

Charles Moses

Susan Oakes

Jan Riggio

Lois Spatz

Raymonde Talleyrand

Cindi Taylor

Elaine Weber

Jean Williard

Tamar Wolfson

Betty Jane Zedonek

 

 

 

The Wellington Art Society is a non-profit charitable organization in its 40th year. It is open to artists of all mediums and patrons of the arts, allowing both local and regional artists to display their art work in local galleries, interact with other artists and serve the community through their art.

For further information please visit wellingtonartsociety.org

Or please contact: Laura Jaffe  presidentofwas@gmail.com

 

 

 

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Brigitte Balbinot Presents Newest Artworks “Journey Through Medieval Italy” November 30 – December 30th, 2020

Brigitte Balbinot Art Studio presents “Journey Through Medieval Italy”, a 3D virtual gallery exhibition of new abstract landscape paintings from November 30 to December 30, 2020A VIP Reception will be held on Saturday, November 28. A Public Reception Opening will be held on Monday, November 30.The series of 10 paintings was inspired by the Northern Italian landscape and its medieval fortresses. Her art is inspired by the passage of time and is a reflection on life’s impermanence.  The on-line 3D viewing room allows visitors to virtually navigate the art and experience it as if they were walking through an art gallery. The Rickie Report shares some sneak peeks and all of the details.

 

 

 

 

 

VIP    Event

Registered  Members  of  Balbinot  Art  Studio:

Saturday, November 28, 2020

Email for details:  studio@brigittebalbinot.com

 

 

 

 

www.brigittebalbinot.com

 

 

 

Exhibit Runs November 30 – December 30, 2020

 

Experience a 3D viewing room as if you are walking through an art gallery!

 

 

 

 

“Castello 1 2020” oil and cold wax on panel  

 

 

 

Brigitte Balbinot tells The Rickie Report, ” My latest body of work is inspired by the passage of time and is a reflection on life’s impermanence. I find weathered surfaces and the energy that they hold most intriguing. I am particularly influenced by the Northern Italian region, its landscape, culture and history. In this series I express my deep connection and fascination for its historical edifices and the many medieval castles I was fortunate enough to visit along the way”.

 

 

Balbinot relates, “While COVID-19 has made travel and in person gathering nearly impossible this year for many, we luckily can rely on the use of technology to remain connected. For me, creating these works has helped me stay united to my beloved Italy in spirit. There is no question that we are living some challenging and trying times, and because of this, we need more than ever, to find ways to remain positive and keep looking towards brighter horizons. Art can provide reprieve from a rather bleak present, allowing for a moment of  “rêverie” while giving us the promise of a better tomorrow”.

 

 

 

 

“If These Walls Could Talk” oil and cold wax on panel by Brigitte Balbinot

 

 

Balbinot’s process is extremely labor intensive and driven by the physicality of the materials. She typically works in series and will generally have many paintings going at once. She says, “Just as in life, art offers no shortcut and each piece goes through many transformative stages over the course of multiple months before it finally unfolds. Each one of my paintings is meant to carry its own history. I aim to create an object that represents the symbioses of old and new. By combining the modernism of abstracted forms and the traditionalism of carefully calibrated chosen colors and  frames on selected works, I allude to the passage of time while being in the present”.

 

 

Balbinot’s techniques such as using solvent reduction, incorporating organic materials, and aggregates like dry pigments or marble dust that are mixed directly to the paint allow her to create rich and vibrant patinas of both textures and colors. The crafting of these intricate  and complex surfaces emphasizes the physicality of the material.

 

 

Contemporary landscape artist Brigitte Balbinot grew up Switzerland. She is a full time practicing artist who now works and lives in South Florida. Having both a Swiss and Italian heritage, her solid footprint in the old continent can be observed in her work. While predominantly nature inspired, her paintings are driven by a sense of place while alluding to the nostalgia of time passed and life’s impermanence. Each year, the artist spends time in her native country of Switzerland as well as in a small medieval village situated in the northern part of Italy. 

 

 

“Winterfell 2020” oil and cold wax on panel by Brigitte Balbinot

 

 

 

Being immersed in the Italian culture and regional landscape has influenced her work over the years, and is particularly evident in her most recent body of work titled “Strutura”. These works not only reflect her passion for the Northern Italian landscape but also her love of ancient medieval villages and antique structures. In fact, Balbinot spends a great deal of her time researching and visiting ancient castles and old manors. Her work can be seen as a mixture of modernism and traditionalism, carrying a certain “European” flair and sophistication. With each painting, she aims at creating an object that is either tied to a place or to a memory. More recently, Balbinot has been introducing framing on some of her works, carefully choosing styles that reflect her thinking and reflection on the passage of time, thereby creating an orchestrated symbioses of old and new.

 

 

Balbinot is self taught. Over the years she has been perfecting her skills via numerous workshops, classes and mentorships which has resulted in an ongoing progression of her work. She has collaborated on residential and commercial commissions in Canada and in the United States and has collectors in both North America and Europe. Currently the artist shows her work in regional galleries and selected  curated exhibits. For the past few years, Balbinot has been dividing her time between her main studio in Florida and a second studio located in Montréal Québec, while also spending time in Europe yearly.

 

 

 

For more information about this exhibit or other artworks:

Contact  Balbinot Art Studio

Website:  www.brigittebalbinot.com

Email:   studio@brigittebalbinot.com

Instagram:  https://www.instagram.com/brigittebalbinot 

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

 

 

 

 

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17019 SW Sapri Way   Port St. Lucie, FL 34986

Continuum Celebrates 7 Years Supporting Arts With New Visual Arts Exhibits, Young Masters, Body Painting Contest, Fashion Show All At Paul Fisher Gallery January 23 – February 1

CONTINUUM celebrates its 7th year, bringing over 70 South Florida artists for the community to experience their talent. Produced by ATB Fine Artists & Designers LLC., CONTINUUM PB Arts is a pop-up exhibition and performance space located this year at the renowned Paul Fisher Gallery.  In addition to exhibiting some of the best artists from South Florida, Continuum continues to highlight young artists from high schools around Palm Beach County who are pursuing careers in the art world through a program called the Young Masters.  CONTINUUM continues support the No More Starving Artists Foundation (NMSAF), a nonprofit whose mission is to help the artists be sustainable personally and professionally by providing opportunities and services.  The Rickie Report shares all of the details , including the Opening Reception on January 23 featuring singer, CriStyle Renae, the Body Painting contest and Fashion Show on February 1 and more!  Kudos to Anthony Burks Sr., Trina Slade Burks, and Craig McInnis for bringing us this fabulous art extravaganza!

 

 

 

 

 

CONTINUUM  PB  Arts  2020  at  the  Paul  Fisher  Gallery

 

 

 

 

 

 

January 23 – February 1, 2020

 

 

A pop up multi-media art fair in Palm Beach County exhibiting regional South Florida artists

 

 

 

 

Paul Fisher Gallery

433 Flamingo Dr.    West Palm Beach, FL 33401

 

 

** Due to the mature nature of some of the art work parental discretion is advised **

 

 

For more information about specific events and ticket sales, visit https://www.continuumwpbarts.com/

 

 

 

CONTINUUM PB Arts 2020 VIP Opening Night

Thursday, January 23, 2020   7:30 – 10:00 PM 

Featuring: CriStyle Renae 

 

The amazing CriStyle Renae will be performing on opening night and promises to bring the house down. If you were lucky to see CriStyle  this past summer at the Sunset Lounge, she opened up & did background vocal for Angie Stone. However, CriStyle’s performances literally gave the crowd goosebumps. She delivered, and then some. An act you don’t want to miss!

To buy your tickets:  https://www.continuumwpbarts.com/

 

 

 

HERE IS THE SCHEDULE:

Friday, January 24  – Artists Award Night 6 – 10 pm

Saturday, January 25 – Young Masters Day  Noon – 9 pm

Sunday, January 26 – Community Lecture Day Noon -2:30 pm

Wednesday, January 29 – Quarter Auction Hosted by Jewelry Jamboree for NMSAF 6  – 9  pm

Friday, January 31  – Music Night  7 -10 pm

Saturday, February 1  – Mélange Body Painting and Fashion Show 4 – 10 pm

 

 

 

 

MEET   THE   ARTISTS:

 

Abbey Funk

Adriano Ficarelli

Andrew  Hollimon

Ann Friedlander

Anthony Burks Sr

Aphrodite Lutz

Positivity Ary

Barry Seidman

Brigitte Balbinot

Chad Periman

Chad Steve

Cheryl Eggleston

Craig McInnis

Dan Pichney

Deborah Perlman

Debra Yates

Diane Martin Lublinski

Dorene Ginzler 

Eduardo Mendieta

Frances Vye Wilson

Gary Kroman

Giovanna Alvarez

Glenda Green

Harriet Silverstein

Hazel Griffiths

Henriett Michel

Irina Pushkareva

Jahnoi Smith

James Rabidoux

James Sagui

Jane Baldridge

Jay Hatfield

Jen Fisher

Joel Cohen

John Rachell

Kalimba Yancey-Love

Kathryn Adele Schumacher

Katiana Jarbath Smith

Leo J. Arbeznik

Lucia Gomez

Lupe Lawerence

Lynn Doyal

Mallory Vanderpool

Maria Tritico

Mark Allen

Mark Walnock

Mauricio Perry

Melissa Mastrangelo

Michelle Drummond

Michelle Marilyn Trares

Nadia Utto

Nicole Galluccio

Pam Maschal

Renata Rodrigues

Robin Wolfenden

Rosaria Vigorito

Ruth Sharton

Sadesosublime

Sandy Lerman

Scott Jeffries

Shica Hardy

Simon Berson

Suzanne Barton

Victor DiPilato

Walter Johnson

William Villanueva

 

 

MEET  THE  YOUNG  MASTERS:

Adriana Marquez

Aisa Uchimura

Amber Wang

Ana-Gabriella Thomidis

Angela Yan

Catharina Quilis

Jaclyn Cohen

Jane Rousseau

Michelle Serafimovich

Monique Blanchette

Nehemie Perpilus

Body Painting Competition and Fashion Show

Saturday, February 1, 2020

CONTINUUM WPB will be combining the Body Painting Contest & The Fashion Show.  All  four finished  models (painted by 5 different artists) will participate in the fashion show after the body painting portion of the event.

Artists Awards for 2020

 

CONTINUUM PB Art Fair is proud to bestow a variety of awards for visual arts each year that help foster unique and individual artistic growth within our South Florida community.  For the last three years, CONTINUUM has awarded over $9000 in cash prizes thanks to the contributions of our Palm Beach County businesses and arts community.  In 2020, our goal is to award close to $3500 in awards and $5000 in Young Masters Scholarships. CONTINUUM in partnership with NMSAF takes pride in providing fiscal and professional opportunities for artists in South Florida.

 

 

 

 

For more information about Continuum contact:

Trina Slade-Burks    ATB Fine Artists & Designers, LLC

561-714-6674    continuum@atbfineartists.com

 

About ATB Fine Artists & Designers LLC:

 

ATB is an all Art business and art-consulting firm created in 1993.  Its mission is to provide professional image building opportunities for artists and businesses through creative and unique concepts.  ATB has been educating, promoting and creating artistic concepts and visions for two decades.

The ATB Fine Artists & Designers LLC, please visit http://www.atbfineartists.com/, follow us @atbfineartists on IG, or https://www.facebook.com/atbfadllc or contact us at 561-714-6674.

About No More Starving Artists Foundation (NMSAF):

 

NMSAF is a 501(c)3 founded 2018 whose mission is to build the legacies for artists from Palm Beach County.  It was established to help primarily Palm Beach County artists be sustainable by providing opportunities and services. For more information about NMSAF visit http://www.nmsaf.org/ follow us @nmsafpbc on twitter and IG, or https://www.facebook.com/nmsaf/ or contact us on 561-714-6674.

 

 

Paul Fisher established his eponymously named gallery in 1990 with his purchase of the Flamingo Building, a 7500sf historic building located near the Norton Museum in the heart of West Palm Beach.  For most of 1990’s Fisher travelled the globe with his friend and mentor Dale Chihuly selling his work and consulting on major projects. Paul was also a protégé of the great Henry Geldzahler and in the early 90’s traveled with him internationally as a Cultural Attaché for the U.S. Information Agency. Upon meeting and marrying his artist wife Irina in 2001, he set down roots and began regular exhibitions. The gallery is known for showing a balance of 20th Century masters and young and emerging talent. Fisher also operates exhibition spaces at the celebrated Brazilian Court Hotel in Palm Beach and in Wynwood Miami at the Ogetti Building. He exhibits at major art fairs as well.

 

 

 

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17019 SW Sapri Way   Port St. Lucie, FL 34986

Art Fusion Pop Up Gallery In Grand Court At Mall At Wellington Green Features Wellington Art Society Exhibit And Live Demonstrations

The Wellington Art Society will sponsor an Art Fusion Pop Up Gallery at the Live 360 Studio in the Grand Court at the Mall at Wellington Green from October 4 – 6, 2019.  There will be live demonstrations and over 70 works of art in the exhibit.  Everyone is invited to the Reception on October 5!  The Rickie Report shares the details and a few sneak peeks.  This promises to be a fun exhibit for everyone! 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 Wellington    Art    Society

Sponsors

 

 

Art Fusion Pop Up Gallery

 

 

at  Live 360 Studio in the Grand Court

Mall at Wellington Green

 

 

Public reception:

 

 

Saturday, October 5

 6:30 – 9 PM

 

 

A $5 donation is requested for the Wellington Art Society Scholarship Fund

 

 

Viewing hours:

 

 

 Friday and Saturday, October 4 and 5  

10 AM – 9 PM

 

 

Sunday,  October 6  

11 AM  –  3 PM

 

 

 

Exhibit and Demonstrations run October 4-6, 2019

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

The following artists will be represented:

Brigitte Balbinot

Joseph Marcou

Lara Chapman

Charles Moses

Hildegard Donavan

Leslie Pfeiffer

Lynn Doyal

Candace Platz

Gail Erikson

Suzanne Redmond

Norman Gitzen

Ernesto Rodriguez

Cynthia Hockaden

Vasantha Siva

Laura Jaffe

Rochelle Snyder

Robin Kasten

Lois Spatz

Carolina King

Raymonde Talleyrand

Erica Kyle

Jean Williard

Rachel Laub    

 

 

 

 

 

The Wellington Art Society is a non-profit charitable organization in its 37th year. It is open to artists of all mediums and patrons of the arts, allowing both local and regional artists to display their art work in local galleries, interact with other artists and serve the community through their art.

For further information please visit wellingtonartsociety.org

 

 

 

 

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17019 SW Sapri Way   Port St. Lucie, FL 34986

 

 

 

 

Celebrate “Dads And Grads” At Artisans On The Ave On Friday, June 15 With Free Opening Reception

Artisans On The Ave Gallery is celebrating Dads and Grads with over 40 talented artists’ creations.  Stop by on Friday, June 15th for the Free, Opening Reception and meet the artists!  The artists will take you, Dad, grads, and everyone on a visual vacation as you enjoy the works of their art in their three wonderful showrooms. The Rickie Report shares the details and some sneak peeks!

630 Lake Avenue     Lake Worth, FL 33460
561-762-8162  

 

INVITES  YOU  TO:

“DAD  AND   GRADS”

Opening Reception:

Friday, June 15, 2018

6:00 – 9:00 PM

This is a free event, refreshments will be served

Gallery Hours:

Open 7 days a week
Monday thru Saturday 11am – 9pm
Sunday 9am – 6pm

 

Robert ben Kline – Clay Sculpture – Look for the irony and humor in his work

Howard Fleischer – Handcrafted wood

Leonard G. – Wood turner 

Bernard F. – Bronze

A “father” is more than the biological paternal source of our being. He is a person who cares and provides for us. He is a person who helps to set the standards, the family values and the example. So, add to this group, step fathers and other men who willingly and eagerly accept and cherish the role.  Whether biological, adopted or informally, if they are the father figure to you, give him some recognition today and don’t hesitate to call him “Dad”.

 

 

 

 

A day to honor Dad? A time to spend with Dad?  Check out our selection of exquisite art handcrafted ART by local artists. Visit this opening night for an evening of fun, bring your Dad!! Meet the artists!!!

 

 

Buy a graduation gift that really says “conGRADulations”!  A handcrafted piece art can be functional as well as decorative!  Artisans On The Ave has so many to choose from!

 

For more information about this event or becoming part of the Artisans On The Ave community please contact:

Artisans On The Ave
Betty Wilson 

630 Lake Avenue  Lake Worth, FL 33460

561-762-8162   

www.ArtisansOnTheave.com

 

 

 

 

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17019 SW Sapri Way   Port St. Lucie, FL 34986

Brigitte Balbinot New Works are Featured at AR Gallery in Delray Beach

Brigitte Balbinot says, “Painting isn’t what I do it is simply who I am”.  Her abstract art pieces evoke an emotional response within each viewer.  Her newest collection, “Imperfection” will be featured at AR Gallery in Delray Beach’s Artists Alley.  The Rickie Report gives you a sneak peek and the details here. 

 

 

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AR Gallery

Artists Alley Delray Beach

Features

Brigitte Balbinot

 “Imperfection”

showcasing new works 

 

February 6, 2015

 

Opening Reception 6-9 pm

AR Gallery – Artists Alley
340-D NE 4th Street      Delray Beach, FL 33444

Gallery Hours

Monday, Tuesday, Friday, Saturday   12-5 PM

Third Thursday of Each Month   6-9 PM

And By Appointment
We will open our doors for you and your guests with a phone call  9AM-9PM

Tel.: 561.444.9989 | 561.289.4542

 

 

 

Brigitte Balbinot tells us, ” When I create, it is my way to communicate with the world. With each painting, there is a special dialogue that is intimate. I aim to provoke an emotional reaction in the viewer. Sometimes it is in the form of a question; sometimes it is simply a feeling or a mood that comes about. Regardless of its interpretation, I strive to inspire”.

 

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“Bamboo II” by Brigitte Balbinot

 

 

“I favor abstract painting and use a minimalistic approach in my work. To me simplicity is about bringing order to complexity. When the work is streamlined, it enables the mind to expand. Only then can imagination happen. I love depth and textures, they remind me of what once was”.

 

"Wasabi" by Brigitte Balbinot

“Wasabi” by Brigitte Balbinot

 

 

“The philosophy Wabi-Sabi from the Zen Buddhist culture that is centered on the acceptance of transience and imperfection plays a definite role in my creative process. My paintings sometimes appear to be “scarred” and “worn”, survivors of a long journey having a story to tell… Working with oil paint, pigments and various mediums allow me to create a work that is rich in substance and interesting to look at. I prefer to work large as it creates a stronger focal point that captures the viewer’s attention”.

 

 

"Japan" by Brigitte Balbinot

“Japan” by Brigitte Balbinot

 

 

Brigitte Balbinot, Artist, was born in Lausanne, Switzerland.  Over the years, she  traveled extensively throughout Europe, Asia and Africa. These experiences have contributed to define her as an Artist.  In 1988, a visit in Paris was a turning point. At the Pompidou Museum, the discovery of Salvador Dali’s work “The Persistence of Memory”, in which melting watches rest in an eerily calm landscape inspired her to create art that  convey self-reflection, emotional response and inspiration.

 

"Windmill" by Brigitte Balbinot

Windmill” by Brigitte Balbinot

 

“My work  is about feelings and emotions”  she says. The use of textures, juxtaposition of numerous layers of paint and special pigments  contribute to add depth and light to her paintings which are meant to be interesting, complex and simple all at the same time.

 

 

"Lost Civilization" by Brigitte Balbinot

“Lost Civilization” by Brigitte Balbinot

 

 

Brigitte’s work is part of  private collections and commercial collections in North America and Europe.  The Artist divides her time between her two studios located in South Florida and the province of Quebec. Her paintings have garnered awards and accolades wherever she has exhibited.

 

 

"My Little Dragon" by Brigitte Balbinot

“My Little Dragon” by Brigitte Balbinot

 

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"Scripture" by Brigitte Balbinot

“Scripture” by Brigitte Balbinot

 

For more information please contact Brigitte Balbinot, Artist at   561.324.8744

Please visit www.brigittebalbinot.com  or https://www.facebook.com/BrigitteBalbinotFineArtGallery

 

 

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Brigitte Balbinot Shares “A Summer Night” at AR Gallery in Delray Beach

Internationally known artist, Brigitte Balbinot, will exhibit her paintings in a group exhibit at AR Gallery in Delray Beach.  The exhibit, “A Summer Night”, will feature some of Balbinot’s latest works, including paintings from her most recent series ‘Minority’ which was recently featured at the Cornell Museum of Art in Florida.  The Rickie Report shares the details here and knows that you will be intrigued with Brigitte’s unique vision.

 

 

SOUTH FLORIDA BASED ARTIST

 

BRIGITTE BALBINOT

 

SHARES

“A SUMMER NIGHT”

Opening Reception:

Thursday, July 17th

 

 

6 – 9 pm

 

AT

AR GALLERY

340 NE 4 Street

 

ARTISTS ALLEY

 

DELRAY BEACH, FLORIDA

 

 

 

"New Horizon" by Brigitte Balbinot  Oil on Canvas  36 x 36

“New Horizon” by Brigitte Balbinot                       Oil on Canvas 36 x 36

 

 

 

The AR Gallery at 340 NE 4 Street in Delray Beach, FL will open its doors to a summer group show, to include guest  International Artist Brigitte Balbinot on July 17  from 6 – 9PM.  The exhibit titled ‘A Summer Night’ will feature some of Balbinot’s latest works, including paintings from her most recent series Minority which was recently featured at the Cornell Museum of Art in Florida.

 

 

"Red Vine" by Brigitte Balbinot  Oil on Canvas

“Red Vine” by Brigitte Balbinot                             Oil on Canvas

 

 

 

Swiss by birth, Brigitte Balbinot is now based in South Florida and travels regularly to the Province of Quebec where she also maintains an art studio. Her work, simple and complex all at the same time, reflects a minimalist approach. Each piece of artwork comprises 30-40 layers of oil paint. The use of various mediums allows the Artist to create rich textures and interesting visual affects that translate her unique vision onto the canvas.

 

 

"Joy" by Brigitte Balbinot  Oil/Wax on Canvas  18x 18

“Joy” by Brigitte Balbinot                              Oil/Wax on Canvas 18x 18

 

In her statement, Balbinot says: “I favor abstract painting and use a minimalistic approach in my work. To me simplicity is about bringing order to complexity. When the work is streamlined, it enables the mind to expand. Only then can imagination happen. I love depth and textures; they remind me of what once was.”  

 

"Marrakech" by Brigitte Balbinot  Oil/Resin on canvas  20 X 20

“Marrakech” by Brigitte Balbinot                Oil/Resin on canvas 20 X 20

 

Brigitte goes on to say, “The philosophy Wabi-Sabi from the Zen Buddhist culture that is centered on the acceptance of transience and imperfection plays a definite role in my creative process. My paintings sometimes appear to be “scarred” and “worn”, survivors of a long journey having a story to tell… Working with oil paint, pigments and various mediums allow me to create a work that is rich in substance and interesting to look at. I prefer to work large as it creates a stronger focal point that captures the viewer’s attention.”

 

 

 

 

"Angelized" by Brigitte Balbinot  Oil/Resin on Canvas  24 x 24

“Angelized” by Brigitte Balbinot                  Oil/Resin on Canvas 24 x 24

 

 

In a review by Carrie Turner, editor of Fine Art Views (March, 2013), art critic Brian Sherwin is cited, “The compositional structure and use of raw texture in Balbinot’s paintings allow the imagination of the viewer to decipher meaning based on what he or she brings, psychologically speaking, to the viewing experience”.

 

 

 

"Granite III" by Brigitte Balbinot  Oil on Canvas  36 x 36

“Granite III” by Brigitte Balbinot                           Oil on Canvas 36 x 36

 

 

For more information about Brigitte Balbinot’s art work please visit :  www.brigittebalbinot.com

 

 

ABOUT  AR GALLERY

 

AR Gallery presents exhibitions through out the year featuring original artwork by emerging and established artists whose work embody contemporary, abstract and modernist aesthetics. Assembling powerful events, and introducing collectors to pricing that makes a difference to support the arts and artists at large. All in a working studio gallery in Artists Alley, Delray Beach, Florida. Gallery hours of business are Monday, Tuesday, Friday, Saturday 12-5 PM. Every Third Thursday of Each Month 6-9 PM and by appointment. Contact Info: Tel.:  561.444.9989  -561.289.4542 – 9AM-9PM.

 

 

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Rickie Leiter, Publisher

The Rickie Report

P.O.Box 33423

Palm Beach Gardens, FL 33420

Rickie@therickiereport.com

561-537-0291

Suzanne Connors Fine Art Gallery Opens with “First Look” and “Fabulous Fibers, Art-to-Wear”

The Suzanne Connors Fine Arts Gallery announces the Grand  Opening of its new home—a  3,000-square-foot exhibition space at 544 Northwood Rd. in Historic Northwood Village, West Palm Beach, FL.  To celebrate this milestone, “First Look”, is the inaugural group exhibition featuring works in diverse media by longtime gallery figures as well as new additions to the gallery.  In addition, Suzanne has put together a marvelous Fiber and Art-to-Wear exhibit, “Fabulous Fibers” by some of the country’s most masterful Fiber and Surface Design Artists.  The Rickie Report shares details in this article.

 

 

 

 

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Grand Opening Weekend

 

January 24 – 27, 2014

Opening Gala Friday, January 24th, 6 to 10 pm 

  live blues    hors d’oeuvres    beverages   

complimentary valet parking

 

 

On Saturday, January 25th:

 

Coffee with the artists 10:00 am

An Art-to-Wear Trunk Show begins at 11am

 Northwood Art X Art walks begin 6:00 pm and run every hour

Come meet the artists and enjoy special presentations

 

On Sunday January 26th:

The Gallery will have extended hours all events are open to the

art loving public

544 Northwood Road   W.Palm Beach, FL  

561-841-6779

 

 

 

The Suzanne Connors Fine Arts Gallery is proud to announce the Grand  Opening of its new home—a street-level, 3,000-square-foot exhibition space located at 544 Northwood Rd., in Historic Northwood Village, West Palm Beach, Florida.The Gallery’s relocation to Northwood Village contributes to the life of this burgeoning block, which has emerged as one of the most inviting, eclectic, funky and hip micro neighborhoods in South Florida.

 

"Low Tide"

“Low Tide”

To celebrate this milestone event, the Suzanne Connors Fine Art Gallery is pleased to present First Look, an inaugural group exhibition featuring works in diverse media by longtime gallery figures as well as new additions to the gallery during its much anticipated Grand Opening weekend; January 24-27, 2014.

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Opening Gala is Friday, January 24th, 6pm to 10pm; with live blues, hors d’oeuvres, beverages and complimentary valet parking.

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On Saturday, January 25th, start your day out with coffee with the artists 10:00 am, An Art-to-Wear Trunk begins at 11am and will run all weekend! Northwood Art X Art walks begin 6:00 pm and run every hour.

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Fiber Cuff by Nancy Raasch

Come meet the artists and enjoy special presentations.  Sunday, the gallery will have extended hours all events are open to the art loving public.

Silks by Trudy Thomson

Silks by Trudy Thomson

Fabulous Fibers and Art-to-Wear    January 24th– 26th

Suzanne Connors fine Art  has put together a marvelous Fiber and Art-to-Wear exhibit by some of the countries most masterful Fiber and Surface Design Artists. The exhibit is a delightful collection of flowing shapes, striking forms, rich textures and delicious color.

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Fabulous Felted Garments by Ellyn Bernstein

Suzanne says, “There comes a time when we want to wear something unique, something cut from a different cloth. That is when we look to the artist, a creative soul who can stitch and knot and sew or bead a wondrous wearable, and in donning his or her masterpiece, we become a walking work of art ourselves”.

Handmade paper necklace

Handmade paper necklace by Nancy Raasch

It is for those seekers of unique clothing and body adornments that the SuzArt Gallery has put together an Art-to-Wear Fashion Event to be held at the Suzanne Connors Fine Art Gallery in  Northwood Village during the ArtSynergy Weekend events January 24th– 26th.

"Urchin" by M. Ferguson

“Urchin” by Melanie Ferguson

Contemporary, sleek, eclectic and oh! so au courant, SuzArt is Palm Beach County’s newest fine art gallery and offers a captivating blend of stunning artwork and gracious hospitality.

Red Hat" by Marsh

“Red Hat” by Marsh

Gallery owner and Director, Suzanne Connors selects artists and artwork which support her vision of SuzArt as a destination Gallery.  “South FLorida has a thriving and progressive art community.  We are committed to providing exceptional fine art by professional artists in a variety of style and mediums”, says Connors.

 

 

"Dreaming of the Dream"

“Dreaming of the Dream” by Jonas

“Collectors will appreciate the level of art that we exhibit from acclaimed and emerging artists. We have a synergetic rapport with our artists and are dedicated to personally assisting every collector – whether they are a new art enthusiast or a knowledgable art connoisseur”, she tells The Rickie Report.

 

"Space Torch" by Joey Howell

“Space Torch” by Joey Howell

Meet the artists:

Art aficionados are invited to meet the gallery’s artists throughout the weekend.  Featured are Karen Weihs, Jane Tracy, Jeanne Bessette, Jonas Gerard, Steven Silverleaf, Sys Oppenlander, Hiromi Katayama, Chris Kling, Lynn Morgan, Quince Quaintance, Kevin Bass, Cat Manolis, Wendy Musser, Joey Howell, Ruth Ava Lyons, John Grant, Murry Handler, TW Johnson, Sherry McAdams, Wendell Myers, Marcia Moore, Lynn Morgan, Brigitte Balbonoit, Peter Vigil, Carol Joy Shannon, Jay Speetjens, James Oleson, Melanie Ferguson, Sasha Bakaric, Judith Ernst, Nancy Raasch, Elynn Bernstein, Trudy Thomson

 

Gallery Hours: Tuesday – Saturday  

Saturday 11:00 am-7:00 pm

Email: suzconnorsfineart@gmail.com

www.suzanneconnorsfineart.com

561-841-6779

 
 

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

P.O.Box 33423

Palm Beach Gardens, FL 33420

Rickie@therickiereport.com

561-537-0291

Imagine a World Without Discrimination? ADL is Here to Help

The media is filled with stories of hate crimes and bullying.  For 100 years, the Anti-Defamation League has given support to victims and looked to educate the community to and would-be perpetrators.  The Florida Chapter, in partnership with the Armory Art Center, is exhibiting art works based on the ADL mission statement.  The Rickie Report was privileged to send out a Call to Artists for this exhibit.  We urge you to see this powerful art show and take part in the art sale.  If you cannot attend, you can still bid on art pieces!  There are more details in this article.

 

 

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ArtWorks is the first Florida annual art exhibition, fundraiser and silent auction highlighting the mission and impact of the Anti-Defamation League (ADL).  Presented by ADL Florida’s Wolff Leadership, ArtWorks is an art exhibition, fundraiser and silent auction that will highlight the impact of ADL as seen through the eyes of today’s leading and emerging artists.

Glass by AMy Reshefsky

Glass by Amy Reshefsky

 

 

 

Each piece of art work – painting, photography, mixed media or sculpture – focuses on one or more aspects of ADL’s mission. Each artist was chosen to create a piece of art that shares their perspective on the mission of ADL. All artwork will be included in a silent auction where guests can bid on the work.   For more information, please visit Paddle 8  website http://paddle8.com/auctions/adlflorida  Bid now, before the art piece you want is sold!

Graphic by Judith Eisinger

“Lost Souls” by Judith Eisinger

The panel of judges included:  Arthur H. Jaffe, Ph.D.  Professor Emeritus, Jaffe Center for Book Arts;  Talya Lerman Director of  Education, Armory Arts Center;  Ellen E. Roberts, Ph.D., Harold and Anne Berkley Smith Curator of American Art Norton Museum of Art.

 

Painting by Ruth Salton

“Woman with Two Children” by Ruth Salton

 

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The Anti-Defamation League (ADL) fights anti-Semitism and all forms of bigotry in the U.S. and abroad through information, education, legislation, and advocacy. ADL serves as a resource for government, media, law enforcement, educators and the public. The League:

  • scrutinizes and exposes extremists and hate groups
  • monitors hate on the Internet
  • provides expertise on domestic and international terrorism
  • probes the roots of hatred
  • develops and delivers educational programs
  • fosters interfaith/intergroup relations
  • mobilizes communities to stand up against bigotry
  • defends the security of Israel and Jews worldwide
  • maintains a comprehensive and up-to-date Web site

Anti-Semitism, Racism And Bigotry

  • In the forefront of the fight against anti-Semitism, challenges American and world leaders and the United Nations to take action against anti-Jewish bigotry and violence, and exposes and condemns attacks on Jews
  • Through a comprehensive Web site and publications, provides the knowledge and tools to counteract anti-Semitism, hatred and intolerance
  • America’s prime resource for information on and responses to bigotry
  • Collects and carefully evaluates a vast amount of information on anti-Semites, racists and extremists and provides a yearly analysis of anti-Jewish activities in an annual Audit of Anti-Semitic Incidents
  • Through the polling of American and other nations’ attitudes toward Jews, remains in the forefront of gauging anti-Semitism at home and abroad

Extremism

  • Monitors, analyzes and exposes an entire range of extremists from the obscure to the more prominent.  Issues Extremism in America: A Guide, an encyclopedia of American extremists that is continually updated
  • Law Enforcement Agency Resource Network is a comprehensive, frequently updated informational resource for law enforcement personnel engaged in combating hate groups, hate crimes and hate symbols

Identifying And Combating Hate

Leading the efforts to deter and counter hate-motivated crimes, the League drafted model hate crimes legislation in 1981, covering all hate crimes.  Forty-five states have since enacted laws based on or similar to the model, which was unanimously deemed constitutional by the U.S. Supreme Court in 1993.

For more than 13 years, ADL led a broad coalition of groups working in Washington, DC, to enact the federal Matthew Shepard James Byrd Jr. Hate Crimes Prevention Act (HCPA), which was signed into law in October 2009.

  • As part of a joint effort, formed Partners Against Hate to provide outreach, education and training in techniques to prevent juvenile hate-related behavior
  • Maintains an extensive online visual database of extremist symbols, logos and tattoos

Education

  • Works to further the mission of combating hate through education.  Its award-winning A WORLD OF DIFFERENCE® Institute programs provide anti-bias education and training with curriculums and materials available for pre-K through university students, community groups, corporations, civic associations, religious organizations and law enforcement agencies
  • Supports Holocaust awareness and education through its Braun Holocaust Institute and the Hidden Child Foundation/ADL®

Religious Freedom

  • Regards the separation of church and state as essential to preserving religious freedom in our increasingly pluralistic society.  Engaged in action to safeguard religious liberty throughout society, including in the workplace and classroom

Interfaith Affairs

  • Builds and maintains relationships and dialogue with international, national and local religious leaders of all faiths. Monitors and attempts to resolve interfaith issues, and helps educate non-Jewish religious leaders about Jewish history, theology and philosophy
  • Through the Bearing Witness™ program, a partnership with The U.S. Holocaust Memorial Museum and the Archdiocese of Washington, provides Catholic school educators with the training and resources necessary to teach their students about anti-Semitism and the Holocaust

International Affairs

  • Monitors and combats global anti-Semitism and extremism and promotes the security and well-being of Jewish communities around the world.  Provides expertise to governments and non-government institutions worldwide
  • A WORLD OF DIFFERENCE® Institute anti-bias training programs exist in Austria, Belgium, France, Germany, Israel, Japan, Italy and the Netherlands, reaching educators, and law enforcement professionals.  Youth in Belgium, France, Germany, Greece, Italy, Luxembourg, Netherlands, Portugal, Spain, Austria and the United Kingdom have participated in peer-training programs
  • Maintains an office in Israel

 

Israel

  • Supports the Jewish state by advocating for Israel, and explaining political and security issues and the complexities of the Israeli-Palestinian/Israel-Arab conflict with U.S. policymakers, the media and the public through programs, publications and contact with officials
  • Jerusalem Office hosts fact-finding missions to Israel and provides expertise on anti-bias training for Israeli educational, military and law enforcement institutions

 

The Anti-Defamation League was founded in 1913 “to stop the defamation of the Jewish people and to secure justice and fair treatment to all.” Now the nation’s premier civil rights/human relations agency, ADL fights anti-Semitism and all forms of bigotry, defends democratic ideals and protects civil rights for all.

A leader in the development of materials, programs and services, ADL builds bridges of communication, understanding and respect among diverse groups, carrying out its mission through a network of 27 Regional and Satellite Offices in the United States and an office in Israel.

For more information about the event and register go to the web site: www.adl.org/FloridaArtWorksADL  or contact Patricia Gottenger 561-512-0073

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

P.O.Box 33423

Palm Beach Gardens, FL 33420

Rickie@therickiereport.com

561-537-0291