Barry Friedman Now Showing At Two Local Galleries

Emerging artist, Barry Friedman, is now showing his artistry at two galleries!  His unique art, created with plaster and paint, makes a statement but not only on walls! This Delray-based artist’s work makes terrific table tops which can be imagined for a client’s specific decor.  Use one of Friedman’s pieces within a lit buffet cabinet or add your own seashells to a coffee table top!  The Rickie Report shares some photos, but having seen these, knows it is best to see them in person.  

 

 

BARRY FRIEDMAN:

Imaginative Texture and Color

Artisans On The Ave is having a special opening for Father’s Day, on June 19  6-9 pm

 Barry will be one of the featured artists. It is open to the public.

 

Artisans On The Ave

630 Lake Avenue    Lake Worth

www.artisansontheave.com

OSGS Gallery

 500 Northwood Road   West Palm Beach

www.osgsart.com

 

"Multi-Tex" by Barry Friedman

“Multi-Tex” by Barry Friedman

 

Barry Friedman is new to the local art scene, or for that matter, pretty new to art! But that is not stopping him from creating and showing his work. Barry’s favorite memories of childhood are the times when he was creating sculptures from nails and scrap pieces of wood. At the time, he didn’t consider it sculpture or even art and had no idea where it would lead, but he knew he loved doing it.

 

 

Mirror by Barry Friedman

Mirror by Barry Friedman

 

Now many years later, Berry’s works have become more complex and are no longer made of scraps but the same attitude of fun and creativity remains when creating art and is evident in every piece.  Barry started out in the garment industry in New York, working with his father.  While there, he studied at The Fashion Institute of Technology and found himself drawn to creating designs that incorporated innovative blends of color incorporated with unique and novel textures.

 

 

"Ocean Table" by Barry Friedman

“Ocean Table” by Barry Friedman

Add your sea shells or other found objects!

Barry also welcomes commissions and will create wall art or furniture to your specifications and colors.

 

 

 

Some years later, while working at Marvel Entertainment, he was mesmerized watching comic books and consumer packaging come to life utilizing various airbrush techniques.  He dabbled in some airbrush painting but his main focus was work and family.

 

 

 

Wall Art by Barry Friedman

Wall Art by Barry Friedman, Hanging at OSGS

 

After 20 plus years in the apparel field, Barry began working in the world of technology. While this challenged his creativity, it was completely different type of creative expression and he still missed expressing his vision of color and texture.  Barry began experimenting with various mediums in an effort to find the perfect vehicle to express that combination and discovered plaster in a most peculiar way.  When rollerblading, he fell and broke his wrist!  While watching the plaster being applied to his wrist, the answer to his creative quandary was suddenly very apparent!

 

"Ocean Waves" by Barry Friedman

“Ocean Waves” by Barry Friedman

 

This inspired him to use plaster and incorporate it in an unconventional way to create art. He began making beautiful textural pieces enhanced by the use of color, applied with an airbrush, designing wall art as well as furniture.

 

Lit Buffet by Barry Friedman

Lit Buffet by Barry Friedman

Customize with your color scheme!

 

 

 

Barry says, “My work is an exploration in texture and color. Drawing from my background in the apparel and technology industries, I work in plaster with a childlike curiosity, never knowing what shape the plaster will take.  When the shape and structure emerge, I apply color with an airbrush giving life and character to the textures I have created.”

 

 

"Multi Color Table" by Barry Friedman

“Multi Color Table” by Barry Friedman

 

A few months ago, Barry decided to take a leap of faith and bring his work to the public. He hired a rep, had a website created and hit the road. Barry is proud to say that his work is now available for purchase at OSGS Gallery in the Northwood district of West Palm Beach and at Artisans On The Ave in Lake Worth.

 

 

 

For more information and to see more of Barry’s work please visit: www.BarryFriedmanArt.com

 

 

 

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Lisa Kraemer’s Ceramics Will WOW You!

The Rickie Report knows that to truly appreciate her artistry, you have to see Lisa Kraemer’s “Tree” in person!  Clay Glass Metal Stone Gallery is proud to introduce you to Lisa Kraemer, their first of many invited guest artists.  Lisa is a resident of West Palm Beach. She has become a fixture in the ceramics community.

  Clay Glass Metal Stone Cooperative Gallery

Presents

Lisa Kraemer, Guest Artist

 April and May

15 South J. Streets, Lake Worth

 

Clay Glass Metal Stone Gallery welcomes Lisa Kraemer as guest artist for the months of April and May.  Lisa is the first local guest artist to be invited to display in a prominent position at the front of the gallery.  This will begin a tradition of guest artists in the gallery’s new home at 15 South J. Street in Downtown Lake Worth.

 

Lisa is a self-taught artist of great passion and skill.  Her works in clay are seen in shows and galleries throughout the county.  She is well known to her sister and brother ceramic artists at the right hand assistant to Betty Wilson, owner/director of the Craft Gallery, West Palm Beach’s center of learning in clay and fused glass techniques.  Lisa assists and attends the many workshops at the Craft Gallery absorbing great technique and knowledge from the wide range of teaching artists.  This she has translated into hundreds of works that are wanted by collectors throughout the Palm Beaches. 

Bird_detail_Lisa_300

The Guest Piece displayed in the Clay Glass Metal Stone Cooperative Gallery is that of a nearly seven foot tall tree.  It is crafted from clay with branches and twigs.  Following the Mexican Huichol Indian tradition, the clay is then wound in a yarn pattern giving it texture and life. The yarn, in this case, is an off-white color.  This gives it the appearance of the majestic bleached trees of the forests that stand in memory of their past life.  Roosting on the branches are white ghosts of birds past.  This is, indeed, a dramatic and powerful exhibit.

 

Visitors to the gallery are welcome to come in and view this remarkable work of art along with all of the other creations of local artists, members of the gallery.  Until purchased, the tree will be on exhibit through the end of May.

 

ClayGlassMetalStone Cooperative Gallery is sponsored by the Flamingo Clay Studio, a non-profit arts organization whose mission is to provide affordable studio and gallery space for three-dimensional artists.  The gallery is located at 15 South J Street in downtown Lake Worth. Hours are Sunday thru Tuesday, 10AM-5PM. Wednesday thru Saturday, 10AM-10PM.   Gallery openings are the first and third Friday of each month from 6-9 PM with many special events in-between.  For information call Joyce Brown-215-205-9441 or   JCLay6@aol.com.  Gallery phone: 561-588-8344.

 

 

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

Rickie Leiter, Publisher

The Rickie Report

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Palm Beach Gardens, FL 33420

Rickie@therickiereport.com

561-537-0291

 

 

Boynton Beach Arts District Brings Color, Black and White to Art Walk

All of the artists in the Boynton Beach Arts District at 422 West Industrial Ave. Boynton Beach are joining together for the last Art Walk of 2012 on Thursday, December 27th. Maybe you’ll get a sneak peek at the newest installation “Black & White”. The Rickie Report is sure you will enjoy walking between the many studios and visiting the artists there, including Denny Reed, whose shaman art is taking the country and international markets by storm.

 

For more more information about Denny’s artwork, including commissions or the Art Walk on December 27th, please call her at: 561-702-1049 or go to: www.dennyreed.com

 

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