Stanford Slutsky Celebrates Childhood Memories With Hyper-Sized Sculptures. Reminisce With No Calories

The Rickie Report visits Stanford Slutsky‘s artwork and studio to see what this 79 year old artist is creating next!  His artwork has been seen world wide and is available in local galleries.  Our fascination is: What drives Stanford to create?  As a child, his imagination was captured by magical illusions. With the support of his wife Kathy, now he creates masterful illusions of 3D artworks that remind us of our childhoodIf you love candy on paper dots, sushi, chocolates, a Chicago Dog, and much more, then visit www.stanfordslutsky.com. The Rickie Report shares the details and some sneak peeks.

 

 

 

 

 

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We specialize in three dimensional mixed media giant-sized hyper-realistic fine art replica sculptures of Good Humor Dessert Pops.

 

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Art Critic, Candice Russell says, “Stanford Slutsky’s evolution as an artist has led him to a larger-than-life exploration of food, one of our most basic needs. However, not just any food has captured his fancy. Stanford harnesses the innocence of youth in the form of various sweets. People of a certain age have fond memories of the ice cream and other sweet things. Slutsky’s hyperrealism pop art food sculptures are larger than life. By enlarging the size of these snacks and desserts, the artist similarly enhances the viewer’s craving for them. If longing is a part of art, so be it”.
 

 

 

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Stanford Slutsky, 79, of Boynton Beach, has lived in Florida for 37 years.  He creates unmistakable lifelike sculptures of the sweet ice cream treats he remembers from his youth in the Squirrel Hill section of Pittsburgh. He also creates art that looks like chocolates, hamburgers, bagels and pizza, among others. After one year of college, he spent his career in the wholesale grocery business, retiring to Florida in 1983. “I’m a self-taught artist, that I believe comes from a higher power,” said Slutsky, who sports a goatee and boasts a puckish sense of humor, saying he is “the best looking artist you know.”

 

 

 

3D Sesame bagel, lox, tomato and cream cheese with Kathy Slutsky

 

 

Stan tells The Rickie Report, “Creating food art was the natural growth of my background. Looking back at my life, driving a Good Humor ice cream truck for a summer job, being in the grocery business, my love of food, especially my love of sweet things inspired my choice of subjects. I think of my art before going to sleep and I wake up thinking of my art, and go into my studio to work on my art. “When I was a child,” Slutsky said, “there was something about the illusions magicians created that captured my imagination. I want that same vivid sense of illusions to be central in all my artwork.”

 

 

 

 

 

 

An array of 3 sizes of 3D Strawberry Eclair Pops created by Stanford Slutsky 

 

 

 

His current works of food are colorful, playful, mouth-watering and, as he joked, “calorie-free.” Slutsky has exhibited in numerous venues and participated in many national and international competitions including the online gallery in the United Kingdom, Coral Springs Museum of Art, Boca Raton Museum of Art 54th annual All Florida Juried Competition and Exhibition.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Kathy and Stanford Slutsky: May, 1962 at Kathy’s Senior Prom

 

 

 

 

Slutsky was nominated to the Florida Arts Hall of Fame in 1993. His “Assorted Box of Candy” won an award at The Armory of West Palm Beach and Art in Public Places at the Palm Beach International Airport, Fort Lauderdale Art Museum, Coral Springs Art Museum, City of Boynton Beach to mention a few. He credits his enjoyment through his journey in life to his wife of 58 years, Kathy, and their three children: Roberta, Marlin, and Adele, and their spouses from Pittsburgh and Majorca Spain and 6 grandchildren.

 

 

 

 

Stan enjoys lime in his tequila!  Here’s a hyper-sized slice!

 

 

 

He said he loves to do all the grocery shopping and cook for his wife, family and friends while enjoying a drink of tequila before preparing dinner. “Cooking makes me relax,” Slutsky said. He also shares good times with his longtime friends from grade school. “In 1984, along with David Maxwell, we created and started an Arts District in downtown Hollywood, Florida, which enabled unknown but talented artists to display their works,” he said. “One Friday of each month, we held receptions that included music, and opened a theater. The public viewed and purchased the works of the many local artists and provided them the opportunity to create more pieces of art. I am proud of that accomplishment.” Slutsky credits his wife as the person he most admires. “She is honest, dependable, kind, compassionate and wonderful.

 

 

 

At a young age, Slutsky unearthed clay to made sculptures. In high school he won many awards for his jewelry design and creations.  He moved to Florida 34 years ago where he became a full time working and professional artist. These past years he has had numerous SOLO exhibits including the  Young at Art Museum in Davie, Fl, Coral Springs Museum of Art, The Fort Lauderdale Museum of Art, The Fort Lauderdale Art Institute,  and Nathan D. Rosen Museum.

 

 

Stan the Good Humor man

 

After focusing on and perfecting his optical illusion Art and geometric techniques, Slutsky has now moved into his new territory. His memory of the summer of 1957 when he drove a Good Humor ice cream truck (and was called “Stan the Good Humor Man”) drives his intention to stimulate and provoke a positive emotional response to our love of food.

 

 

 

 

“Samurai Sushi” by Stanford Slutsky

 

 

 

A recent interviewer wrote, ” Walking into the home of Stanford Slutsky is like walking into Willy Wonka’s chocolate factory, the giant-sized hyper-realistic art on the wall looks good enough to eat. What looks like luscious chocolates is actually made of Plaster of Paris, rigid foam, tacky glue, glitter, acrylic and much more.

 

 

Stanford Slutsky working in his studio on a Stack of Pancakes

 

 

By exaggerating the size of these snacks and desserts, the artist similarly enhances the viewer’s craving. Slutsky states, “After walking through the market, I see something sweet to create and proceed to recreate in my studio by eating, studying, feeling and smelling my new subject matter.” Slutsky then starts by taking photos, measuring, sculpting, sanding, and mixing paint colors for the mixed media construction of his artwork.

 

 

 

 

“Watermelon Slice, Orange Slice, Lime Slice” by Stanford Slutsky

 

 

This good feelings from childhood come racing back, as you see beyond life-size pizza slices, ice cream bars dripping as they “melt”, sushi, hamburgs, and so much more.  His enjoyment is not only derived from the creative process, but from seeing the smiles on the faces of art lovers who collect his work.

 

 

When you bring the art work of Stanford Slutsky to your home or office, you automatically invite joy and whimsy to your walls and space! His artwork is precise yet spontaneous. His perceptions of the world will bring a smile to your heart and engage all of your visitors. Stan’s pieces are original one of a kind food sculptures – larger than life –  with the emphasis on confectionary things and other edibles. Slutsky says, “I am chasing the sweet things in life.”

 

 

 

“Chocolate Sampler” by Stanford Slutsky

 

 

Slutsky has exhibited in numerous venues and participated in many national and international competitions including  the on line gallery in the UK, Coral Springs Museum of Art, Boca Raton Museum of Art 54th annual All Florida Juried Competition and Exhibition, (out of more than 1100 submissions by nearly 400 artists, he was one of less than 100 artists chosen to represent the best in Florida. Slutsky, was nominated to the Florida Arts Hall of Fame in 1993. His “Assorted Box of Candy” won an award at The Armory of West Palm Beach, Art in Public Places at the Palm Beach International Airport, to mention a few.  Slutsky is currently represented in two galleries: Sundook Fine Art Galleries (Delray Beach, FL), and Gallery Art at the Promenade Shops (Aventura, FL)

 

 

 

 

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Genie Appel-Cohen’s Classes In Colored Pencil, Painting (All Mediums), And Colored Pencil & Mixed Media Begin October 27 With A New Session November 17

Are you feeling intimidated to take an art class?  Fret no longer! Genie Appel-Cohen is offering Colored Pencil Classes, Colored Pencil & Mixed Media Classes, and Painting Classes (all mediums) via Zoom with a size limit of 8 students per class. The three-week sessions begin October 27 and another session begins November 17. Due to the Pandemic, and at the urging of her students, Genie has created an unusually successful Zoom platform for artists in all 2 dimensional mediums. When we show you some of the artwork by her students, you will understand what makes Genie such a valued teacher. From the comfort of your home, set aside your inhibitions.  Join one of Genie’s classes!  The Rickie Report shares some sneak peeks of her students and her own artworks.

 

 

 

 

 

ART    CLASSES    WITH

Genie  Appel-Cohen

 

 

Genie Appel-Cohen 

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Genie Appel-Cohen has shown her artworks several times at the Tate Gallery (London, England) and she is one of the few American artists listed in the Tate archives!  In addition, she was one of only thirty artists, nationwide, to be invited by the U.S. Department of the Interior, to paint en plein air in Montana’s National Parks.

 

 

 

“Climate” Oil Painting by Genie Appel-Cohen

 

 

Genie Appel-Cohen tells The Rickie Report, “There are many great artists, and many great teachers; but to be an art teacher, a good one, requires skills not taught in any school.  There is no one more vulnerable or brave than a new art student.  They come to me, full of hope and yearning, and I take that responsibility very seriously.  Each person is precious. I need to learn just who they are, how best to teach them, and to support them completely, (every step of the way); on this wonderful journey, we call art.  That for me, is a mission and the blessing of my life”.  When you view some of the artworks by her students, you will see how this nurturing focus brings out the best in them! Due to the Pandemic, and at the urging of her students, Genie has created an unusually successful Zoom platform for artists in all 2 dimensional mediums.  

 

 

 

Student artworks Left to Right: Marla Friedman, Fran Fran Starkman

 

 

 

Genie tells us, “Each painting is a story where the artist invites the viewer to become part of their inner world.  My work is an invitation to engage you in a conversation.  I use paint, or pencil to reveal hidden meaning; not just in my life, but in yours as well.  I usually work in a series so I can explore one idea, but in different ways.   My hope is that I can make a connection, and that you might say, “Oh yes, I see”, or,   “Yes, I felt that, too.” This might be one small part of our mutual humanity; but for me, it is everything”.

Student artworks Left to Right: Linda Solomon, Judith Rostenne

 

 

 

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 Limited 8 students per class

 

Upcoming Sessions:

  October 27, 28, 29    

November 17, 18, 19

 

 

Tuesday Morning Colored Pencil Class, 10-12:30 pm

Wednesday Afternoon Colored Pencil & Mixed Media, 1-3:30 pm

Thursday Morning Painting (all mediums), 10-12:30 pm

Basic 3 week zoom class:$125.00

Basic 3 week zoom class with 1 Teacher/student ½ hour intensive zoom session: $160.00

Basic 3 week zoom class with 2 Teacher/student ½ hour intensive zoom sessions:$195.00

 

Registration requested (4) days before class begins.

Call to Register:     954 290-6430

 

 

“Blind Horse Rising” Acrylic by Genie Appel-Cohen

 

Genie’s work is in corporate collections including: The Prudential Insurance Company, Interior’s by Steven G., Agent’s Umbrella Group, Platinum Luxury Action, and The Hormel Meat Company. Her artwork was published in, “An Invitation to Prayer,” written by the late Rabbi Shoni Labowitz. In addition, she was featured on the cover of City Link Magazine, as ‘one of the most unforgettable artists of the year’.

 

 

 

Her series, “Elements” at The Coral Springs Museum of Art,” was proclaimed by art writer Candice Russell, as “profound renderings with deep psychological undercurrents.” Her expressionist work is rendered in oil, oil pastels, acrylics, and colored pencil. Her work encompasses both conventional and non-conventional subjects.

 

 

“The Ballet Dancer” Colored Pencil by Genie Appel-Cohen

 

 

Genie was the former owner of  “The Art Implosion Workshops,” where she taught over 60 students for over 7 years. More recently, she has been part of the faculties at The Boca Museum Art School and at Coral Springs Museum of Art. As an art educator activist and workshop leader, she taught groups of gifted teen artists and created ground-breaking workshops to fast-tract artists of all ages toward successful career and personal achievement paths.

 

 

 

Award-winning painter, Genie Appel-Cohen is a Signature Member of The National Acrylic Painter’s Association, a past president of 2+3 The Artist’s Organization, a former board member of the National Association of Women Artist, Florida; and a committee member for Women in the Visual Arts.

For more information about classes or Genie’s art please contact:

Genie Appel-Cohen

The Inside A r t I s t

 

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

Rickie Leiter, Publisher

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