“Stand Up SPEAK OUT” Art Exhibit Premieres At Armory Art Center At City Place

Fiber artist  Mary Catello, believes that art can be a visual voice for social and political issues. Her powerful installation art exhibit, “Stand Up SPEAK OUT” will premiere at the Armory Art Center At City Place in West Palm Beach, FL.  The Exhibit will be open Thursday through Sunday, July 19 – 22 and July 26 – 29th.Well known for her basketry, Mary has taken the issues of assault and abuse to a new creative level.  Her goal is to bring this exhibit on tour, offering an opportunity for conversations, seeking resources for help, and stemming the tide of these behaviors.  The Rickie Report shares the details of the exhibit and a sneak peek. We hope that after you read this article and see the exhibit, you will contact Mary to invite her to bring her exhibit to a venue near you.

 

 

 

ARMORY  ART  CENTER  AT  CITY  PLACE

561.832.1776   armoryart.org

 

 

Features:

“Stand Up SPEAK OUT”

Mary Catello

 

GALLERY  HOURS:

Thursday,  July 19- Sunday, July 22nd

2-6pm

Thursday, July 26- Sunday, July 29th

2-6pm

Armory Art Center at City Place

700 Rosemary Avenue  Suite 136

West Palm Beach, FL 33401

 

 

Mary Catello With “Stand Up SPEAK OUT”

 

 

Mary Catello tells The Rickie Report, “Six months of research, interviews, and studio work are coming to the end.  Art can be a visual voice for social and political issues… From the minute I started this project, I knew I wanted it to be seen by thousands, millions, everyone. I want a face and a story to help bring awareness to sexual abuse. I want people to see how the majority of victims go through life never sharing their pain”.

 

“I’m asking all viewers that have experienced any assault or abuse to safely add a “post it” comment to the walls surrounding the girls. I anticipate an  overwhelming number of “post its” adding up as “Stand Up SPEAK OUT” tours the United States. I want the magnitude of “post its” to add to the power of the installation. I want the visual of these girls to promote open conversations about respect, protection, and changing our abusive society. I want males and females to know they can and should stand up and speak out”!   Mary will have printed literature and information for help-lines and resources.

 

 

For more information please visit: Facebook:  Mary Catello

 

Palm Beach Help Line:   561.833.7273

RAINN (Rape, Abuse & Incest National Network):  800.656.4673

 

 

 

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Hobe Sound Mural Project Highlights Highwayman Artist Jimmy Stovall

A new piece of Florida history is being created on a section of Dixie Highway in Hobe Sound!   Highwayman artist Jimmy Stovall is lending his vision and talents to Hobe Sound Murals Project #18, on the Jenkins Landscape building at 12260 SE Dixie Hwy, one-half mile south of Bridge Road.  The Rickie Report shares images and an invitation to drive to Hobe Sound and experience this growing Mural Project.  Kudos to Landmark Arts Coordinator, Nadia Utto, for spearheading this non-profit public art initiative!  We urge you to drive by slowly and take a peek! 

 

 

 

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Landmark ARTS Inc

non profit public art

Presents:

Highwayman Painter, Jimmy Stovall

Creates a Mural

Hobe Sound,  Florida

The public is invited to stop by as this mural is still in progress at:

Jenkins Landscape

12260 SE Dixie Hwy, one-half mile south of Bridge Road

 

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17 Hobe Sound murals have been completed thus far, thanks to the significant volunteer efforts of over 40 regional artists. The murals project also began offering informative and fun tours this year.   Artists are welcome to get involved.

Go to www.landmarkarts.us

 

 

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Local professional artist Nadia Utto, who has been the Hobe Sound Murals project coordinator since 2009, is facilitating this project, assisted by artist Heather Stevens Weese. Hobe Sound Murals is part of Landmark Arts, Inc., a non-profit organization dedicated to “Creating Community Culture.”

 

 

 

Original Painting by Highwayman Jimmy Stovall, the inspiration for the Jenkins Mural in Hobe Sound

Original Painting by Highwayman Jimmy Stovall, the inspiration for the Jenkins Landscaping Mural in Hobe Sound

 

 

Much of the original travel route from Detroit to Miami, Dixie Highway,  has been absorbed into modern routes.  A new piece of Florida history is being created on a section of Dixie Highway in Hobe Sound! Highwayman artist Jimmy Stovall is lending his vision and talents to Hobe Sound Murals Project #18, on the Jenkins Landscape building at 12260 SE Dixie Hwy, one-half mile south of Bridge Road.

 

Highwayman, Jimmy Stovall works with Muralist in Hobe Sound at Jenkins Landscaping

Highwayman, Jimmy Stovall works with Muralist in Hobe Sound at Jenkins Landscaping

 

Jimmy’s work reflects his continuing interest in preserving the vision of the pristine Florida he remembers from his youth, and the countryside vista in this mural includes two of his signature motifs – a serene distant horizon and a radiant Poinciana tree. This genre is also location-appropriate, as three generations of the Jenkins family have provided idyllic and design balanced landscapes for over 56 years.

 

Business owners Harold and Susan Jenkins, who have long admired the beauty and scenic topics of Highwaymen paintings, are proud to sponsor this one-of-a-kind mural on their newly renovated building façade.

 

 

Mural #8 at GFWC Women's Club

Hobe Sound Mural #8 at GFWC Women’s Club “Pillars Of The Community”

 

Jimmy is one of “The Highwaymen” painters, from the Ft. Pierce area, who sold their Florida landscape paintings door-to-door and out of their vehicles along local roadways from the 1950s through 80s. The Highwaymen finally achieved recognition in the 1990s, when critics began to praise the uniqueness of their folk art, fast oil painting style and self-promotion techniques.

 

 

Hobe Sound Mural #3  "Ocean Jazz"

Hobe Sound Mural #3 “Ocean Jazz”

 

Jimmy holds the unusual distinction of being known as “The 27th Highwayman.” Although he is acknowledged by his peers as a true member of the group, he was in Miami after Hurricane Andrew and was not available to be interviewed for what would become a book about 26 painters of this ‘outsider art’ style.

 

 

Hobe Sound Mural #13 "Four Seasons"

Hobe Sound Mural #13 “Four Seasons”

 

Jimmy is the last painter who was personally taught his craft by one of the founding Highwaymen, Alfred Hair, who had been mentored by the well-known A.E. “Beanie” Backus. Both Hair and Backus have been inducted into the Florida’s Artists Hall of Fame.  This mural will also be the very first publicly accessible exterior mural by a Highwayman.

 

 

For more information, please contact project coordinator Nadia Utto:  561-762-9202

nadiautto@comcast.net    www.landmarkarts.us

Landmark Arts, Inc.      PO Box 533, Hobe Sound, FL 33475

Contact the Hobe Sound Chamber of Commerce

772-546-4724 for more information on upcoming scheduled tours.

 

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