Cornell Art Museum Goes “Wild” With New Exhibition Opening January 14th

Old School Square announces a powerful, new exhibit at the Cornell Art Museum. “Wild” is a group show of contemporary artwork by 12 internationally recognized artists who are inspired by nature and use their talents to show the beauty and wonder of the natural world. Artists were invited because of their respect for nature, their fascination with animals and their attention to the beauty of this natural world. Artwork featured in this exhibition has been shown in galleries and museums worldwide. The Rickie Report shares the details and some images here and urges you to see this exhibit! “Wild” also features paintings by more than 20 Plein Air Palm Beach artists, who are inspired by and have captured the beauty of South Florida’s lush landscapes.  Make note of Special Events taking place in conjunction with “Wild”. A portion of proceeds from the sale of artwork in the show goes to The Watering Hole Foundation in support of conservation efforts.

 

 

 

 

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“WILD” 

Opening Celebration:

Meet some of the artists, see the exhibit and enjoy wine and light bites.

Thursday, January 14th, 6:30 p.m.

 

 

Next 1st Friday Art Walk:

February 5th   6-9 pm

Museum hours:

Tuesday-Sunday, 10 am – 4:30 pm; closed Monday and major holidays. $5 suggested donation.

 
Cornell Museum of Art

51 N. Swinton Ave.   Delray Beach, Florida 33444

 

 

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Ellen Jewitt  “Strange and Gentle”, Sculpture

 

 

 

“The idea for a show centered on the natural world came to me a while ago after I discovered Alex Beard’s work. I thought it was amazing that one man could honestly make a difference in the world through use of his artwork,” says curator, Melanie Johanson. “I find it inspiring to think that if everyone used their talents to support a cause, great or small, what a huge difference could be made.” A portion of proceeds from the sale of artwork in the show goes to The Watering Hole Foundation http://www.wateringholefoundation.org), created by Alex Beard in support of conservation efforts. The foundation is dedicated to saving endangered wildlife and preserving the earth’s remaining wilderness.

 

 

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“Nidus Factio,” mixed media,by  Caitlin McCormack

About the “WILD” Artists:

 

 

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Pottery by Ronald Shaw

 

 

Diane Arrieta (aka Birds are nice)

Diane Arrieta works as the art/science outreach coordinator at Jupiter library at Florida Atlantic University. Her latest body of work deals with the relationships humans have with the environment. Often much of her work deals with social issues relating to women and children.

 

 

 

Alex Beard

New Orleans-based Alex Beard is a painter and illustrator, adventurer, best-selling author, world traveler, animal conservationist and now filmmaker. He has emerged as one of his generations most creative, prolific and accomplished artists.

 

 

Ellen Jewett

Ellen was born in Markham Ontario. She took to shaping three dimensional forms naturally at a young age.  In 2007 Ellen completed her post-secondary honors degree in Anthropology and Fine Art at McMaster University.  By the time she presented her thesis, Ellen’s academic and artistic interests in the biological where intrinsically interwoven. Her sculptures are being featured in public and private collections worldwide.

 

 

 

Elizabeth Jordan

From the Artist Statement: “…Beauty is subjective, and perfection in nature is frequently surprising. My work isn’t beautiful in a traditional sense. It has its own unique beauty, which may seem dark, but it isn’t without humor. My connection to nature, the earth, the beauty and grimness of the world are some of the topics of my studio conversations. In nature, there is no sentimentality about life and death; life is temporal and fragile. My work exists in the same place, in that I attempt to create objects that are both vulnerable and powerful. “

 

 

 

 

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Mixed media by Ernesto Kunde

 

Ernesto Kunde

Miami has long been a complex, tangled landscape which continues to intrigue and beguile over four generations of visual artists. For Brazilian-born Ernesto Kunde, transforming the mangroves, wild birds, and crackled Deco architecture into a physically viable format is a simple process. He displays a keen eye for interpreting his tropical surroundings maintaining a colloquial tone: the vital elements of Miami as a natural and urban biosphere are omnipresent for Kunde, appearing on cuts of canvas, found wood and corrugated aluminum. He infuses his work with a Pop Art sensibility, choosing highly saturated, contrasting tones with completely opaque shadow.

 

 

Caitlin McCormack

From the Artist Statement: “The act of stiffening intricately crocheted cotton string with glue produces material that is structurally similar to delicate bone tissue. The string utilized in this process can be viewed as the basic cellular unit of fabrication, and by implementing media and practices inherited from my relatives, both living and deceased, I aim to generate emblems of my diminishing bloodline, embodied by each organism’s skeletal remains. The material out of which my work is composed acts as an alchemical conduit between the garment and the clothesline; it acknowledges the latter as a symbol of the ancestry and familiar bonds which have greatly informed my work…”

 

 

 

Magnus Sebastian

From the Artist Statement: “I use mannequins in most of my work as they tend to be an idealized expression of the human form. I fill them with innards made of the cast off pieces of technology that we take for granted and discard every day. In so doing I try to show that we are becoming soulless as we rampantly ingest technology – we still look human but have taken on a colder, more mechanized persona…”

 

 

 

Ronald Shaw

Ronald Shaw received his BA from UCF. He relocated to South Florida and began working at Rare Earth Gallery. Ron maintains two distinct bodies of work, a functional soda or wood fire line of pottery and a sculptural line combining multiple clay bodies and firing methods coupled with various living and organic elements.

 

 

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“The Wave,” painting by Alex Beard

 

 

Jonathan Stein

Jonathan is a conceptual artist from the Bronx whose expertise includes sculpture, painting, installation, photography, and video installation.  His work makes social statements all the while sparkling with hand-placed Swarovski Crystals.  His influences include Andy Warhol, Judith Leiber, and John Waters, and he says of himself, “I am a lover of all things campy and kitsch.”

 

 

Chad Steve

From the Artist Statement: “…My ceramic surfaces are intended to look as though they had been well used and then abandoned. Worn, chipped, and saturated with stains the visual aesthetic of my sculptures have a patina of apparent use that serves to unify the overall aesthetic of a moment captured in time, arriving at a feeling of nostalgia. My work celebrates the questioning of objects and the rediscovering of moments in the past. As an artist I am driven by a desire to evoke meaningful and significant memories, wonder, and curiosity within all my viewers.”

 

 

 

Carlton Scott Sturgill

Brooklyn based Scott Sturgill is best known for his painting, paint chip mosaics, and floral sculptures. From the Artist Statement: “Inspired by the bedroom communities of the Midwest, my work examines the conflict between our need to push our individual sexual boundaries and our desire to appear as ambassadors of a white-picket-fence America… My paintings, sculptures and mosaics use the vernacular of the American heartland to scratch the surface of suburban pretense, exploring the compulsion to veil ourselves behind the facade of a commoditized version of the American Dream.”

 

 

 

Carin Wagner

Carin Wagner is an award-winning South Florida artist, born in Norfolk, Virginia. Wagner works predominately in oil on canvas, with a message of environmental protection at its core. She has exhibited throughout the U.S., including shows at the Sherry French Gallery, the Silvia Wald, Po Kim Gallery in New York, the Lawrence Gallery in Scottsdale, Arizona, the Cultural Council of Palm Beach, and the Lighthouse ArtCenter. Museum shows include the Ft. Lauderdale Museum of Art, the Coral Springs Museum of Art, and the Boca Raton Museum of Art.

 

 

 

 

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“Juxtapose in Black” by Karla Walter, Sculpture

Karla Walter

From the Artist Statement: “As an artist, it is important to recognize a message and seize that moment. Crows are messengers, omens for change. Several personal encounters with crows have compelled me to express my personal creativity through this messenger. This body of work explores the similarities between the social interactions among crows and that of humans. To know the crow is to know ourselves…”

 

 

 

Old School Square:

 

Old School Square is the center of arts & entertainment in downtown Delray Beach. Celebrating 25 years as the community’s gathering place, the historic campus includes the intimate Crest Theatre (in the restored 1925 Delray High School building) the Cornell Art Museum (in the 1913 Delray Elementary building), and the Fieldhouse (formerly known as the Vintage Gymnasium, c. 1925). The Pavilion, which opened in 2002, hosts outdoor concerts and festivals. The Creative Arts School (located on the second floor of the Crest Theatre) offers art, photography, writing and performance classes. Old School Square also serves as a venue for community, corporate, private and media events. For information on performances, exhibits, classes or facility rentals, call 561-243-7922 or visit OldSchoolSquare.org.

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Artists Of Palm Beach County Celebrates 50th Anniversary Of Audubon Society Of Everglades With Wildlife Exhibit

Tonight is the Opening Reception of “Audubon of The Everglades: 50 Year Anniversary Exhibit” at Art on Park Gallery in Lake Park, FL.  This exhibit is presented by Artists of Palm Beach County. Artworks will reflect the Audubon’s mission to educate and inspire people to conserve wildlife, especially birds and the environment that supports them. There are cash prizes and awards. Internationally acclaimed fine art photographer, Melinda Moore will judge for prizes.  An After-Party will be held at the Brewhouse Gallery. APBC is donating a portion of all sales to this deserving organization.  This event is Free to and Open to the Public!

 

 

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Artists of Palm Beach County

Art on Park Gallery

Presents:

 

 

“Audubon of The Everglades:

50 Year Anniversary Exhibit”

Opening Reception:

Friday, November 20, 2015

5 – 8 pm

 

Exhibit Runs November 16 – December 30, 2015

 

 

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Art on Park Gallery

Monday – Saturday Noon to 6 PM

800 Park Avenue Lake Park, FL 33403

561-345-2842

 

 

After Party at The Brewhouse Gallery starting at 8 pm
720 Park Ave, Lake Park

(on the next block east of Art on Park Gallery)

 

 

The Audubon Society of the Everglades will celebrate its 50th Anniversary in 2016. To honor and acknowledge the importance of this historic moment, APBC Art on Park Gallery Presents “Audubon of The Everglades: 50 Year Anniversary Exhibit”. To kick off this special event APBC is showcasing the talent of artists from Palm Beach County, FL. Works will reflect the Audubon’s mission to educate and inspire people to conserve wildlife, especially birds and the environment that supports them.

 

 

 

Awards will be given by internationally acclaimed Fine Art photographer, Melinda Moore during the Opening Reception. A portion of all sales will be donated to The Audubon Society of the Everglades.

 

 

For more information about Melinda Moore’s Fine Art Photography:

www.photoartbymelinda.com

 

 

 

 

For more information:
APBC Art on Park Gallery
800 Park Avenue, Lake Park FL 33403
561-345-2842
http://www.artistsofpalmbeachcounty.com/

 

 

 

 

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Palm Beach Gardens, FL 33420

Rickie@therickiereport.com

561-537-0291

Deb LaFogg Docherty Brings Us Moments in Nature

The Rickie Report is happy to highlight Deb LaFogg‘s newest CLASSES at the Delray Center for the Arts, DEMOS in different communities, WORKSHOPS, a SOLO Exhibit and a number of upcoming other ART SHOWS.  Deb’s ability to transform a moment in nature’s vastness and make it palpable is her gift to us.  Deb’s work has been published in newspapers and magazines including Wildlife Art Magazine, Wildscape Magazine (United Kingdom), Southwest and Wildlife Art magazine online. We share the details and urge anyone who ever wanted to dip their toes into painting or pastels to take advantage of these opportunities. 

 

 

 

Painting 

With

Deb LaFogg Docherty

 

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“Captured Gaze” by Deborah LaFogg Docherty

 

 

Deb LaFogg Docherty’s art combines her great two loves: her love of nature and her love of painting. Her paintings strive to give people a glimpse of how animals live in the wild, raise their young, court and survive. She paints a picture of a secret world that many never get a chance to see. Deb’s quest to paint wildlife has taken her across the United States from the Everglades National Park in Florida to Denali National Park in Alaska. It has become an adventure she loves to share.

 

 

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“Wood Storks” by Deborah LaFogg Docherty

Her formal training began in college with a dual major in illustration and commercial art. She has continued to advance her work through master artist workshops. It is from them that she began to not only focus on the wildlife, but on the landscape in which they live. The use of light, color, composition, texture, and atmosphere help bring the viewer into the secret world of nature. She is always learning new ways to communicate this through her work. Deb’s paintings come to life in pastels, acrylics and oils.

 

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“Waiting for Mom” by Deborah LaFogg Docherty

 

Deb received the Masters Circle award from the International Association of Pastel Societies, and countless other awards throughout her career. Her work has been featured in museums, national and international art shows and International magazines. Her work can be found in private collections and she has illustrated a children’s book with part of the proceeds going to save habitat critical habitat in the Florida Keys.

 

Her Membership Affiliations include:

 

  • Associate member of the Society of Animal Artists
  • Signature member of the Pastel Society of America
  • Signature member of the Artists for Conservation
  • Member of Excellence with the Southeastern Pastel Society
  • Member of the Oil Painters of America
  • Member of the International Guild of Realism
  • Pastel Society of North Florida
  • Degas Pastel Society
  • Women Artists of the West
  • Audubon Artists

 

 She has also illustrated a children’s book called ‘Woodrat Jill’ with part of the proceeds going to preserve habitat for the endangered Key Largo Woodrat and is available on Amazon.com. Its a story about an Key Largo Woodrat named Jill who bred in captivity and is set free to make a life on her own.

 

Demos

  •  Delray Center of the Arts Jan 14th from 7-8pm.
  • Wellington Art Society February 11th.

 

Classes

Delray Center of the Arts January 28th and continue on to February 4th, 18th and 25th  7 – 9:30pm.

Workshops:

Please see her website for more information.

Current SOLO Show:

J.D. Ding Darling Wildlife Refuge  (Captiva, FL)

18 paintings now on display till the last week in February.

 

Upcoming SOLO Show in November:

Ernest F. Coe Visitor Center
Everglades National Park Gallery      Homestead, Florida

 

Upcoming Exhibits and Shows:

  • Wellington Artfest – January 31 and February 1   (Wellington, FL)
  • Artfest – (Fort Myers) February show starts evening of the 6th, all day 7 and 8
  • Artigras – (Jupiter, FL)  February 14-16
  • Featured Artist at the 2015 Sarasota Rotary Art Festival February 28-March 1st (Sarasota, FL)

 

Please see her website for more information: www.lafogg.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