Mark Cohen’s SOLO Exhibit, “Mankind: What Happened” Opens At Armory Art Center December 13

The Armory Art Center invites you to a SOLO Exhibit by Faculty member, Mark Cohen.  The Opening Reception for “Mankind: What Happened” takes place on Thursday, December 13. The exhibit  makes us look at who we are and what we believe in, taking us from “what happened” to “what can each of us do to make this a better world”.   Visitors to today’s West Palm Beach Arts Festival can meet Mark at the Open House, as well as enjoy the Festival. The Rickie Report shares the details with an in depth interview with Mark Cohen and some sneak peeks of his exhibit.

 

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(561) 832-1776

 

 

 

Meet the artist, Mark Cohen in the Gallery 

During the West Palm Beach Arts Festival

Today from 11 am – 4 pm

 

 

 

 

 

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 SOLO  EXHIBIT :

“Mankind:  What  Happened”

Opening   Reception:

 

Thursday, December 13, 2018

6:00 – 8:00 pm

Non-Members: $5 | Members: Free

East & Greenfield Galleries

 

Exhibit runs November 30 – December 29, 2018

 

 

An exhibition of recent paintings, drawings, intaglio, and screen prints created at the Armory Art Center by faculty member and student, Mark Cohen. The collection makes us look at who we are and what we believe in. From the genocide of humans and animals in the last 75 years, this collection is snap shots that beg the question, “what has happened?.” The artist hopes that we can all take the next step and ask ourselves “What can I do to make this a better world?”

 

 

 

 

 

“Las Vegas” by Mark Cohen

 

 

Mark Cohen tells The Rickie Report, “Five years ago, I took a walk in the woods with my friend, Rabbi Howard Shapiro. We were at his home in Cedar Mountain, North Carolina. I was at a crossroads and needed help. So I asked my friend, “What does the Torah say about what I should do with the rest of my life.” He stopped walking.  And he said, “I’m retired. I’m not supposed to do this anymore.” After a brief moment or two, he said “Be Holy.” And we continued on our walk”.

 

 

 

Mark continues, “Unbeknown to Rabbi Shapiro, I had been watching him prepare for retirement for more than a year. And then he retired. I also watched Larry Bird, the basketball superstar, retire. And I watched my younger brother, Warren, retire. What they all had in common was they didn’t “retire.” I had no intention of retiring, but I did want to change my life. So, I watched the people I respected to see how they transitioned into new lives. What I learned was not to retire. You just do what you have always done, but differently. That was comforting”.

 

 

 

 

“9/11 Jumper” by Mark Cohen

 

 

Mark was ready to become a painter after a long career in advertising and marketing.  Being a painter was a life-long ambition.  “But, he says, ” I didn’t want to give up the other things that I’d always done.  So I didn’t!  I just made room for painting over a period of time and adjusted the time spent on my other activities.  I found the Armory Art Center: A place to learn how to paint, but so much more…a second family… including Board members, the Administration, faculty and students. Miroslav Antic, Jenny Day, Amber Tutwiler, Skip Measelle, Sam Perry, Bob Barra, Anthony Burks, Jr., Ron Garret and Richard Santiago are faculty members who have all contributed to my growth as an artist”. 

 

 

“I quickly found that the most difficult task in painting is choosing subject matter. I wanted to be an example for my son and daughter…that you could do something valuable later in life. That brings us back to Rabbi Shapiro’s admonition – ‘Be Holy’.  My interpretation of those words was ‘Do the Right Thing'”, Mark explains.

 

 

 

 

 

 

“Goodbye, Father Mike” by Mark Cohen

 

 

 

Mark clarifies, “To me, that meant paint about injustice. In a speech given at Amherst College on October 26, 1963, President John F. Kennedy passionately made the case for artists entering the societal issue venue when he said “If sometimes our great artists have been the most critical of our society, it is because their sensitivity and their concern for justice, which must motivate any true artist, makes him aware that our nation falls short of its highest potential. I see little of more importance to the future of this country than full recognition of the place of the artist.”

 

 

 

 

Mark Cohen feels that his purpose as an artist is to challenge our preconceived thinking about societal issues like genocide, foreign and domestic terrorism, racism, mass incarceration, police brutality, genocide of animals, mass shootings and gun violence in general, even what is art. “I hope my work makes people uncomfortable, for I believe that when people are uncomfortable it leads to the questioning of how and why these issues seem so difficult to confront and change”.

 

 

 

 

 

Mark Cohen is a graduate of Florida State University with BA and MFA degrees.  After graduation, he built a marketing communications firm that specializes in health care marketing. Clients included the University of Florida Physicians, Shands Hospital at the University of Florida, Duke University Medical Center, West Virginia University Hospitals, Scott & White in central Texas and many regional and community hospitals from Chicago to Miami. The firm earned hundreds of awards for creative excellence.

 

 

 

About The Armory Art Center:

 

 

The Armory Art Center’s art school and galleries provide creative opportunities to enhance your life. The Armory has served the community for over 30 years. The mission of the Armory Art Center is to inspire the creation and experience of art and the Armory’s vision is to be the leading community resource for arts education. Serving over 3,000 students annually, the Armory Art Center offers 160 courses per term in six terms throughout the year to students ranging in age from pre-school to retiree. Classes in drawing, painting, photography, jewelry, fiber, ceramics, and sculpture are held in 12 state-of–the-art studios. Twelve exhibitions are hosted annually in three galleries. Exhibitions, lectures, and special events are open to the public.

 

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Armory Art Center Announces Session 5 Classes Beginning April 24th For All Levels And Varied Media

The Armory Art Center announces the classes for youth and adults beginning April 24th and beyond.  Choose from Live Model Studios, Art Salons, Open studio Time, Pop-Up Workshops, Ceramics, Jewelry, Glass, Art History, Drawing, Painting, Photography & Digital Media, Printmaking & Fiber, Sculpture, plus a Summer Art Experience! The Rickie Report shares the details and urges you to register!

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Friday: 8:30 am – 5:00 pm
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SESSION SCHEDULE

Session 5: April 24 – June 17, 2017

Session 6: June 19 – August 12, 2017

Session 1: August 21 – October 28, 2017

Session 2: October 30 – December 23, 2017

Session 3: January 8 – March 3, 2018

Session 4: March 5 – April 28, 2018

Session 5: April 30 – June 23, 2018

Session 6: June 25 – August 18, 2018

 

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ABOUT US

The Armory Art Center has provided high-quality visual arts instruction for three decades. Housed in an historic art deco building, the Armory provides art classes for students of all ages, exhibitions, art salons, lectures, and special events. Held in 12 state-of-the-art studios with nearly 20,000 square feet of classroom space, nearly 300 courses are offered in ceramics, digital arts, drawing, glass, jewelry, painting, printmaking, fiber, and sculpture. Twelve exhibitions are hosted annually in our three galleries.

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Call For “Abstract 2016” Artwork For Exhibition At Art On Park Gallery With Cash Prizes And Public Reception

Art On Park Gallery, home of Artists of Palm Beach County, announces a Call for Abstract Art.  All mediums are acceptable, including 2D and 3D artworks.  This is open to residents of Palm Beach County.  There will be an Open Public Reception on Friday, October 7th. Cash prizes will be awarded by Juror, Clarence, “Skip” Measelle. The Rickie Report shares the details here. Art lovers: Mark your calendars!  Artists – let the submissions begin!  Everyone is invited to the After Party at the Brewhouse Gallery down the block!  

 

 

 

 

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561.345.2842

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“ABSTRACT 2016”

 

 

 

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OPENING RECEPTION:

Friday, October 7th

5 – 8 pm

AFTER PARTY:

Brewhouse Gallery

720 Park Avenue  Lake Park, FL

 

 

ABSTRACT 2016 EXHIBIT

CALL TO ARTISTS

An exhibit of original abstract images in any medium.

 

Details:

Submission deadline: Wednesday, 09/21/2016
Notification to artists on or before Saturday, 09/24/2016
Hand delivery of artwork: Friday, 09/30/2016 or Saturday 10/01/2016 from 12:00 pm to 5:00 pm Opening Reception: Friday, 10/07/2016 from 5 – 8 pm
Art Pickup: Friday, 11/11/2016, 12:00 noon to 5:00 pm
Open to all artists who live in Palm Beach County, Florida
Submissions should be original abstract images in any medium.
Multimedia, 2D and 3D work welcomed.
Work previously displayed in Art on Park Gallery is not allowed.
Please do not submit work that will not be ready to hang by the drop off date.
Submissions and payments to be sent in electronically via www.artistsofpalmbeachcounty.org.
APBC Members non-refundable entry fee: $15 for up to three pieces (.jpg up to 3 MB)
Non-Members non-refundable entry fee: $25 for up to three pieces (.jpg up to 3 MB)
IMPORTANT: Members will receive 75% of the gross sale.
Non-Members will receive 65% of the gross sale. Please price your work accordingly.
Juried by the Art on Park Gallery Management Committee
Submission form: http://www.artistsofpalmbeachcounty.org/eventdetail.php?277

Please read these entire instructions before you proceed:

IF YOU ARE ALREADY A MEMBER (OR HAVE BEEN) LOG IN FIRST BEFORE YOU TRY TO ENTER.
If you want to join APBC please follow the “Become a Member” link BEFORE you enter the exhibit.
Or you can renew your membership if it has lapsed. After you pay the membership fee ($50 for one year), please make sure you complete the registration process by following the provided links and email instructions to fill in your user name/password and contact details.
Go to the “APBC Exhibitions” tab on the left side column of the Home page. Go to the ABSTRACT 2016 event and click on the provided link. Please check the appropriate link for member or non-member submission fee.
After you enter/edit the information fields, go to the bottom of the page to: “Exhibition Name” “Select an Exhibition Name.” Select ABSTRACT 2016, then click the last link: “proceed to Submit . . .”
You should have your images resized (72dpi) and ready to upload (JPEG format only, no larger than 3 MB). After you have chosen ALL your images click the UPLOAD button. You will then be asked to fill in the name, medium, size and price of each image. When this is complete you have reached the final step. Click the button. You should receive an email telling you of the successful submission.
IF YOU HAVE ANY TROUBLE WITH THIS PROCESS or have any questions, please call John Palozzi at the Gallery for help, 561-345-2842, or email: artistsofpbc@gmail.com

Terms:

01) Work previously displayed in Art on Park Gallery is not allowed.
02) Original ideas only.
03) Only original works will be accepted. No giclees of original work unless the original is a digital image.
04) Maximum Size: 60″ wide x 60″ high.
05) No late entries accepted.
06) Entry fees are not refundable.
07) The decision of the jurors is final.
08) Images of works must be submitted to be juried in an electronic JPG format, no larger than 3MB each, via the link on the APBC.org website. File names should contain the name of the work. Make sure the file names match the names listed on the entry form.
09) Unframed pieces in any medium must be finished on all sides – no staples showing.
10) No damaged frames or mats; mats must be clean.
11) All installation methods, such as wire attached to frames, must be secure. All 2D pieces MUST be wired on the back.
12) All entries must be labeled on the back of the work, base of sculpture, or somehow attached to artwork with artist name and title of work.
13) Members will receive 75% of the gross sale. Non-members will receive 65% of the gross sale.
Please price your work accordingly.
14) APBC, Inc. carries liability insurance for the Art on Park Gallery which does not extend to your artwork. APBC, Inc. will do its best to safeguard against theft, loss, breakage, or other damage, but will not be financially responsible for reimbursement of lost or damaged work.

 

 

 

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Start The New Year With A Silent Auction Of Important 2D and 3D Works Of Art By Noted Artists In Photography, Sculpture, Glass And Choice Crafts At The Armory Art Center

Start the New Year with a wonderful silent auction of important 2D and 3D works of art by noted artists in photography, sculpture, glass, and choice crafts. The Armory Art Center‘s “Take Home a Nude and Other Important Art” takes place on Thursday, January 7th.  It supports summer camp scholarships for children in need. The Rickie Report has seen a preview of the items and promises that you will want to be part of this event!  Serious collectors and casual buyers, Be ready for January 7th!  Silent Auction, cocktail reception and dinner by the bite.  Buy your tickets now!

 

 

 

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Linda Silpe and Jan Willinger are the Chairmen of this innovative FUNdraiser.  They invite everyone to attend the Silent Auction and Cocktail Reception with dinner bites.  Purchase your tickets now so you are not closed out of this event!  To donate a piece or for more information contact Marcy Hoffman at marcy.hoffman@armoryart.org or call (561) 685-8154.

 

 

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For more information about this event, classes, workshops or rental space at The Armory Art Center please visit www.armoryart.org

 

 

 

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