Frank Baer’s Abstract Photography Is A Show Stopper, Capturing Light And Color In The Most Imaginative Ways! Meet Him February 23 & 24 At The Stuart Art Festival

When we saw Frank Baer‘s artwork, we stopped in our tracks!  This abstract photographer captures light and color in ways in the most astonishing way!  A lifelong creator, Frank will be at the Stuart Fine Art Festival on February 23 & 24 locally.  The Rickie Report shares an interview with Frank, some sneak peeks, and his schedule, as he continues to exhibit around the country.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

M  E  E  T        T  H  E      A  R  T  I  S  T:

 

February 23 &  24            Stuart Arts Festival    Stuart, FL

March 2 & 3                      Bonita Springs National Art Festival              

                                                                                   Bonita Springs, FL

March 9 & 10                    Rio Grande Arts and Crafts Festival                          

                                                                                  Albuquerque, NM

March 29 – 31                    Tempe Festival of the Arts     Tempe, AZ

 

 

 

“There’s Evidence” by Frank Baer

 

 

Frank Baer tells The Rickie Report, “I am an abstract photographer based in Denver, CO.   While I started composing and selling my photographs in 2016, my career in art started much earlier.  I began creating art when I was young, selling two multicolored tie-dyed pillows when I was 6.  I sold them to my mother’s best friend and those pillows lived for years in their pool house.  Now, the pillows have been handed down to their grandchildren and they are still around.  That was just the beginning of my creative endeavors”.   

 

 

 

He explains, “I’ve always liked color and organic shapes in nature.  I loved cutting out odd and abstract shapes from colored construction paper and making collages as a youngster.  Whenever I worked with clay, I invariably assembled some oddly multi-colored coiled clay cups and bowls that reminded me of snakes.  When I was 10, I tried to learn to use a potter’s wheel and the only thing I made was a vase that resembled a coiled cobra and I made a separate head for the stopper.  My mother kept that for me, (and all my other art projects), which I still display it in my home”.   

 

 

“Ring of Fire” by Frank Baer

 

 

 

Frank speaks about the importance of exposing children to art at an early age, including visiting art museums. He was encouraged to create in school and at home. ” I started collecting coffee table art books in high school and still do.  I learned about art and art history in college for my electives.  I’ve traveled extensively all over the world and I always seek out the art museums and art attractions where ever I go.  Art has always been and will always be a large part of my life”.   Frank is inspired by a wide range of styles and mediums, including:  Claude Monet, Camille Pissarro, Andrew Goldsworthy, Dale Chihuly, Victor Vasarely, Rene Magritte, Yaacov Agam, Pieter Breugel, Peter Paul Rubens, and especially Hieronymus Bosch.  He says, “Don’t get me started on my favorites of classical art and architecture of France and Italy.  I appreciate all art, but the more modern and contemporary resonates with me strongly”.

 

 

 

He has worked with many types of media.  In addition to the tie dye, Frank has created through textile weavings, pottery, fused glass and painted frames embellished with polymer clay canes and stamped tiles.  He generated a 35 square foot mosaic “made to look like a river running through cracked earth in my back yard and incorporated this mosaic into a larger stone patio and into the entire back yard”.

 

 

 

“Curvaceous Undulation” by Frank Baer

 

 

 

Frank’s favorite creative medium is the camera, as it allows him to capture light and colors in a way that is unique and inspiring.  “I started taking pictures with a Kodak Instamatic with the square flash bulbs in the ’70s.  I still have some of those old pictures.  I always had a camera with me on any travels or adventures.  While I’ve always enjoyed taking landscapes and sunsets and nature shots, I most enjoy taking abstract photographs of colored lights at night.  I developed proprietary techniques using the camera to enhance what my eyes see, and this has been the focus of my passion”.  

 

 

 

The focus of Frank’s photography is all about capturing and displaying light and colors.  “I showcase the colors and movement and bring attention to various shapes and patterns that I capture in a moment of ‘color brilliance’.  The streaks and patches of color are chaotic, ordered, patterned and calming.  These images are an expression of how I see color and light.  I imagine that if my thoughts were colors, they would look like this”. 

 

 

“Wild Iris” by Frank Baer

 

 

 

 His photographs also include contrast:  the contrast of the colors, light and dark, smooth and textured, the different shapes and intensities of color, the thicknesses of the lines and the sharpness of the curves in contrast to the black background.  The continuous movement in his work, with a variety of visual texture, and flowing patterns, give his work an organic and natural feel.  The textures provide depth and movement while the color transformations are mesmerizing.  The viewer feels the energy, dynamic movement, and flow, as if he or she were part of it.  One of my early water images, ‘There’s Evidence,’ was named because I immediately knew that I was meant to develop these techniques and capture these incredible images! I now travel all over looking for sources for my images.  When I find colored lights, I am happy and when I find light reflected on water, I am ecstatic.” 

 

 

 

 

Though art has always been a part of Frank’s life,  he wasn’t expecting it to be his career.  He studied business, worked in Information Technology for 35 years, and been a part of a dynamic nonprofit organization in Denver. ” I had taken these great new photographs and I had them printed and mounted on wood.  I was excited to show them to friends and family.  While I was displaying them all over the kitchen at my mother’s house for her to see, one of her friends dropped by to say,’ hello’.  She asked if I would be interested in a one man show, introduced me to a curator, and I had my first SOLO exhibit at the Church Health Center in Memphis!  I knew then I was not going back into IT and since then I’ve shown all over the country.  My art has been on display in California at Stanford University School of Medicine, private homes, and corporations.” 

 

 

 

 

“Monet Today” by Frank Baer

 

 

 

An outdoor enthusiast and adventurer, some of Frank’s favorite activities are hiking, cycling, mountain biking, kayaking, scuba diving, fly fishing, geocaching and zip lining.  In the winter he telemark skis and snow bikes in Colorado.  He’s happy to chat about any of these activities as well as his artwork. 

 

 

Contact Frank:

Phone: 720 985-8436

Email: frankbaerphotos@gmail.com

Web: www.frankbaerphotos.com

Instagram: www.instagram.com/frankbaerphotos

 

 

 

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Harriet Silverstein Combines Numerous Artistic Traditions Ranging From Ancient Egyptian To Impressionism, Abstract, Drawing And More. See Her SOLO Exhibit And Group Exhibits In The Ft. Lauderdale Area

Harriet Silverstein will be featured in a SOLO Exhibit, “Collages and Small Works” at ArtServe in Ft. Lauderdale, with an Opening Reception on February 7, coinciding with the opening of the “artBRAVO!” exhibition at ArtServe.  A prolific award-winning artist, her work can be seen in four other venues in Southeast Florida, including her own studio gallery located in Fat Village.  The Rickie Report shares the details of each event and some sneak peeks of Harriet’s artistry.  Get out your calendars and make a plan to stop by!

 

 

H A R R I E T      S I L V E R S T E I N

Paintings,  Drawings,  and Prints

One  Artist   –   Five  Exhibits

 

 

 

Harriet Silverstein is a widely exhibited visual artist, maintaining her studio at Fat Village in Fort Lauderdale. Born in Syosset, New York, she received her B.A. from Brown University and her M.A. in Fine Arts from the State University of New York at Albany with honors. After finishing graduate studies in art, she was awarded the State University of New York International Fellowship to France, where she enrolled in the Academie Des Beaux Arts in Strasbourg.

 

 

Her artwork provides the viewer with a bold, graphic element from a distance but, up close they are rewarded with rich, organic details, intricate textures and complex contrasts. Harriet’s artistic goal is to produce a world that is compelling for its own visual uniqueness and a celebration of visual experience. Her intention is to create art that the viewer can enjoy repeatedly, so that the color relationships, forms, textures and visual elements fully reveal themselves with multiple viewings.

 

 

 

 

Broward Art Guild Gallery

“In The Style of”

Opening Reception: 

February 2    6:30 – 9pm 

Exhibit runs from January 30 through February 15

Free admission

3280 NE 32 Street, Fort Lauderdale, FL

Hours: Wednesday, Friday and Saturday from Noon – 9 pm. Thursdays from Noon-6pm. Closed Sunday – Tuesday.

 

 

 

 

 

“Everglades Collage” by Harriet Silverstein

 

 

 

Harriet Silverstein is featured in a SOLO exhibition entitled “Collages and Small Works” at Gallery 130 at ArtServe in Fort Lauderdale. The exhibition features over thirty small collages made with laser prints and mixed media, in addition to other small-scale landscape, still life and wildlife themed drawings and paintings on paper, canvas and cradled wood panels. 

 

 

“Oranges” by Harriet Silverstein

 

 

S  O  L  O      E X  H  I  B  I  T  I  O  N:

“Harriet Silverstein: Collages and Small Works”

Opening Reception: 

February 7  6 to 8pm

ArtServe

1350 East Sunrise Boulevard, Fort Lauderdale, FL

Exhibit is available February 1 – 28

 Free and Open to the Public

Hours:  Monday – Friday: 9 am – 8 pm   Saturday: 10 am – 6 pm

 

 

 

 

 

Group Exhibition ArtBravo

Opening Reception: 

February 7  6 to 8pm

ArtServe

1350 East Sunrise Boulevard, Fort Lauderdale, FL

Exhibit is available February 1 – 28

 Free and Open to the Public


Hours:  Monday – Friday: 9 am – 8 pm   Saturday: 10 am – 6 pm

 

In France, Harriet exhibited in commercial galleries, and an exhibition at the Musee de Grand Palais in Paris. Her work has been featured in galleries and museums in the United States and abroad and she has completed numerous corporate and residential commissions. Harriet’s paintings, drawings and prints have won many awards in juried exhibitions. A recent solo exhibition of her work at Las Olas Capital Arts Gallery in Fort Lauderdale featured over sixty of her works.

 

 

 

“Great Ape #1” by Harriet Silverstein

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 “Life With Art”

Sponsored by the Coral Springs Artist Guild

Opening Reception:

February 11  6 – 8 pm

This installation will hang throughout the Coral Springs Museum of Art lobby.  

The exhibit runs from February 11 – March 4

2855A Coral Springs Dr, Coral Springs, FL

Hours: Tuesday to Saturday / 10 a.m. – 5 p.m.    Sunday and Monday: Closed

 

 

“Tropical Landscape” by Harriet Silverstein

 

 

 

“Inspired By”

Artist Reception:

Thursday, February 13  

6 – 8 pm

Exhibition runs February 9- March 1, 2019

 

The Coral Springs Museum of Art presents an exhibition  demonstrating the artist’s individuality and creativity brought about by personal inspiration.  This open theme, open media   exhibition asks artists to complete the sentence: “My work is inspired by_______________.”

 

 

 

“Banyan Tree #4” by Harriet Silverstein

 

Harriet tells The Rickie Report, “I am inspired by natural color and light in the ways they define physical atmosphere, visual form and texture. The distinctly brilliant sunlight of South Florida, with its illuminating brightness and deep, dark lushness in its shadows, is a consistent point of creative departure and artistic connection. I love building pictorial layers using drawing, painting and collage, scraping back, then adding more, pooling juicy paints or building densely textured multi-colored layers of two-dimensional surfaces”.

 

 

 

 

 

Fort Lauderdale ArtWalk/Open Studio

Fat Village, Fort Lauderdale

LAST SATURDAY OF EVERY MONTH  

 Except the month of December!

 

 

February 23   6 – 10 pm

535 NW 1st Ave   Fort Lauderdale, FL

 

 

Visit Harriet’s studio/gallery located at Art Trax, a warehouse-style studio & gallery space housing 7 independent artists’ studios. It is  located in the Flagler Arts & Technology (FAT) Village.

 

RECOMMENDATIONS
Uber, Lyft and Free Sun Trolly that stops at FATVillage and runs until 12am.

FREE PARKING
Free parking after 6pm in the Coral public lot on NW 4th Street and Andrews.

 

 

 

Harriet’s studio:

In the ArtTrax Studios and Gallery building

 535 NW 1st Avenue    Studio 6     Ft.  Lauderdale, FL

Email: artist@harrietsilverstein.com 

Website: www.HarrietSilverstein.com

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

Instagram :

 https://www.instagram.com/Harrriet.silverstein

 

 

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

Rickie Leiter, Publisher

Rickie@therickiereport.com   561-537-0291

17019 SW Sapri Way   Port St. Lucie, FL 34986