Artwork Being Donated to Non-Profit Organizations By Denny Reed

Denny Reed is an artist who lives her creativity.  As she moves in a new direction of artistry, she has a studio filled with art pieces she is happy to donate to non-profit organizations.  Read this fascinating interview, as The Rickie Report explores the art world with Denny Reed.

 

 

 

 

DENNY REED

 

International Artist

"Heat" by Denny Reed

“Heat” by Denny Reed

TRR:  You’ve recently decided to donate a large body of your artwork. What has initiated this action?

DR:

“Since returning from painting in the mountains of South America this past October, it has become clear to me that it is time to release my art work from the last few years. When a new creative surge comes through me I have to make room for it energetically. This is the power of manifestation I learned years ago when I had an international business which taught self development and emotional intelligence seminars.
I have been involved with the internal and external explorations of self development all of my adult life instigated by unusual experiences I had as a child with mystics.  My art comes from the invisible depths of those experiences and I am continue to be greatly influenced by them. This year I am embarking on creating 3D mixed media installations for possible museum installations. I say possible because not all has been revealed to me yet so I cannot give a detail description of what I will be doing. I know I just need to make room for it to manifest.”

 

 

"Searching For Heaven" by Denny Reed

“Searching For Heaven” by Denny Reed

 

TRR:  Why donate, why not just sell your work?

DR:

“I feel complete with those pieces. I do not want to spend anymore time with them. I have sold all that I needed to of that series from that era of my life. My initial feeling was to just destroy what was left. I finally understood why many artists do destroy their work. They are done with that level of consciousness that was expressed through the creative spirit to them. They want to move on to the next level. Create a clean slate.

 

 
With deeper reflection I did not think it was ethical to destroy my work as too many people enjoy it so I decided to make sure people could still enjoy it. I picked non-profits to donate to because I have sat on non-profit boards almost all of my adult life and I know about fundraising challenges to help their incredible missions of service. Non profits have always inspired me because of their dedication to give selflessly.

 

 

 

"Heaven is in the Sky" by Denny Reed

“Heaven is in the Sky” by Denny Reed

 

TRR: So would you say your personal philosophy has driven you to these conclusions?

DR:

 

 

“On a personal note I do feel uncomfortable with the art business at large. Too many games and egos seem to interfere or take advantage of many artists. Money has really become a driving force in art and unfortunately the greed factor has pushed too many good artists to the side unrecognized because they do not play that game. I think the creative spirit is a pure energy that is in everyone. It is a connector for our human race as it is exciting to share with others and provide inspiration and dialogue. Of course an artist has to make money to live and to do so they have to step through a mine field of complexities and at the same time deal with their own personal ethics which all takes away time from creating art!”

 

 

"The Witness" by Denny Reed

“The Witness” by Denny Reed

 

TRR: How can a non profit proceed if they are interested in being part of your donation?

DR:

“Email me  info@dennyreed.com to start. If they are located in South Florida, I can meet them privately at my gallery.  If they are out of town I can share jpgs with them and arrange shipping.  All art donations are available between now and Dec 31st.”

 

 

"Celebrating the Light" by Denny Reed

“Celebrating the Light” by Denny Reed

 

TRR:  As of press time, where has your artwork been donated?

DR:

 

-Press Club of PA-endowment builders for Penn State, Delaware County Community College and Temple University
-Connecting Generations- Delaware’s resource for mentoring and other intergenerational programs
-Animal Rescue South Florida
-Greater Boynton Sister Cities

 

 

For more information please contact Denny at  info@dennyreed.com

 

 

 

 

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A First Look At Boynton Beach’s Art Scene

The Rickie Report introduces our first article focusing on the art scene in Boynton Beach. We hope you will take advantage of the lively and spirited Art Walk at the Boynton Beach Arts District (BBAD). This is an environment where emerging and established artists work together in an incubator setting, bringing varied art elements together to celebrate creativity.  A future article will focus on Boynton Beach’s Art in Public Places, which covers a vast array of artistry. Go. Explore. Enjoy!

Best Art Walk 2013 CELEBRATION!!

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BOYNTON BEACH ARTS DISTRICT (BBAD)

422 WEST INDUSTRIAL AVENUE

WHERE ART COMES ALIVE! ALTERNATIVE ARTS INCUBATOR! 

June 27, 2013

6 – 10 pm

 

BBAD, Boynton Beach Art District serves as an incubator space where all art forms are showcased, including visual and performing arts. It is an alternative contemporary art scene dedicated to creating an environment where art comes alive.  

 

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The Boynton Beach Art District Bear (Bay Gate by Sergio Quiñones)

 

Located at 410 – 422 West Industrial Avenue, BBAD has been designated as “Best Art Walk in Broward/Palm Beach County,” and there will be a big celebration during their next Art Walk on June 27, 2013 from 6 to 10 PM.   Beverages will be provided by Community Caring Center of Boynton Beach.  Food provided by “Best of List” winner PS*561, with their award winning hot dogs!  

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The ActivistArtistA Gallery: Printed Matters Exhibition, The Work of Cary Polkovitz

The New Times Magazine’s Best of List is release once a year and provides the community with recommendations, reviews, and directions to the various establishments. This is an amazing boost to Boynton Beach, which has, of recent, been touted as the new cultural force in South Florida.

 

Bay Gates by Various Artists

Bay Gates by Various Artists

With the City’s 2nd International Kinetic Art Exhibit and Symposia now being planned and now the home of the Best Art Walk in Broward and Palm Beach Counties the City can expect an increase in tourism as well and local art enthusiasts.

Production Wall : Mural By Craig McInnis, Paul Caprio, Serafima Sokolov, and Eduardo Medieta

Production Wall : Mural By Craig McInnis, Paul Caprio, Serafima Sokolov, and Eduardo Medieta

ActivistArtistA has invited a number of artists who are expected to participate and celebrate with them at BBAD!  ActivistArtistA, the sponsor of the monthly event, has waived all vendor fees for artist wishing to participate. For information and details please contact Rolando at 786-521-1199.

 

Artwork by Tony Hernandez

Artwork by Tony Hernandez

 

In addition to the celebration BBAD welcomes Tony Hernandez, as a new member to the District.  Tony will open his new studio for the first time along with resident artists: Rolando Chang Barrero, Denny Reed, Dxtr, Nancy Nolan, Chan Shepherd, Michael Kupillas, and Richard Beau-Lieu.

Bay Gates by Various Artists

Bay Gates by Various Artists

Ongoing at BBAD:  The Boynton Beach Art District, where art comes alive, is the home of the ActivistArtistA Bay Gates Project and The Green the Park Program.

 

Artwork by Rolando Chang

Artwork by Rolando Chang

The ActivistArtistA Bay Gates Project, an ongoing outdoor exhibition, began in 2011 to infuse the blighted Industrial Park with colorful murals. Since then, artists have been painting the warehouse district’s bay doors and walls with the encouragement from the Boynton Beach Arts Commission and Ray Marsincowski, owner of the Warehouse District. Tour groups, monthly Art Walks and Open Mic Nights continue to draw visitors to Boynton Beach.

The Crew

The Crew

 

Greening the Park Program, is a community based initiative sponsored Anne Miller, Nina Kauder, Bill Milner, and ActivistArtisttA’s Rolando Chang Barrero to beatify the Industrial Park where the Art District is located.  Included in the program is an educational organic garden, fruit tress, native plants, and flowers. A raw food and drink bar is planned to for this Fall which will help to educate children and adults about healthy foods and drinks.

 

 

Annual Group Photo

Annual Group Photo

For more information, contact Debby Coles-Dobay, City of Boynton Beach Public Art Administrator, at 561-742-6026 or Rolando Chang Barrero of ActivistArtista, 786-521-1199. Visit www.activistartista.blogspot.comwww.facebook.com/BoyntonBeachArtInPublicPlaces or www.boyntonbeacharts.org  or  BoyntonBeachArtDistrict@Gmail.com

 

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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

 

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The Rickie Report

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