Art On Park Offers Classes And Workshops For Youths And Adults

Artists of Palm Beach County (APBC) offers gallery exhibits as well as numerous classes at Art On Park Gallery in Lake Park, FL.  Enjoy the FREE monthly Collage Workshop, various paid painting classes for adults and craft related events for children.  The Rickie Report shares the details and urges you to sign up now!  Plus, don’t miss the current exhibit , showcasing internationally and nationally renown artists who happen to live in Palm Beach County!

 

 

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Art On Park Gallery

800 Park Ave. Lake Park, FL 33403

 

CLASSES

FREE Collage Class

Saturday, May 28

Saturday, June 25

1:00 pm

All ages welcome. We supply all materials. Take home what you make.

 

 

Painting Transparent Objects Workshop

Saturday, June 4

Painting transparent objects can sometimes be tricky, especially for a beginner. Learn the three characteristics of creating the illusion of transparency with an opaque medium like oil and acrylic.
Medium: Oil or Acrylic

 

 

 

SUNDAYS:

11:00am – 12:00pm

Sunday, June 5 This week’s project: Making a Father’s Day Card
Sundays, June 12 & 19 – no class – on vacation!
Sunday, June 26 This week’s project: Making a Collage

 

 

Mom (or Dad) & Me: Parents & Kids Art & Craft Hour 
(Grandma, Grandpa, Aunty or Uncle are welcome)

Parent/Guardian MUST RSVP 561 507 4527 $25.00 per pair – all materials included

A fun creative activity to do together with your child, grandchild, niece or nephew (4-9 years). Take home projects that your child will not only learn from by creating, but be proud to say he or she made.

 

 

Color Workshop

 

 

Wednesday, June 8 

12:30pm – 3:30pm

Students MUST pre-register in advance 561 507 4527 $35.00

This workshop is for you if you’ve ever wanted to better understand color and how you can use it in your paintings and drawings from literal representations, to its symbolic use. Understand how colors can affect each other and use these effects to create depth, mood and visual balance in your art. Bring your materials (paints or colored pencils and canvas or papers) for your chosen medium.
Medium: Oil, Acrylic or Watercolor

 

 

 

 

FRIDAY CLASSES:

Friday June 10th

Young at Art Night

6:00pm – 8:30pm

Bring a drink or snack

MUST RSVP 561 507 4527

$35.00 all materials provided

Come relax and explore with guided instruction for a creative adventure in painting, mandala making, hand-building with clay, pottery, mosaic making etc. Bring an edible or potable treat and take home a work of art made by you.

This week’s project: Visit the `events’ page at www.littlefirestudios.info for more info.

 

 

 

Painting Sunsets Workshop

Saturday, June 25

Learn to paint beautiful sunsets from the simple yellow-orange horizons to the more picturesque skies with fiery crimsons to cool blues and purples with dramatic clouds.
Medium: Oil or Acrylic

 

For more information about APBC and Art On Park please visit:

www.artistsofpalmbeachcounty.com

 

 

 

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561-537-0291

 

Missy Pierce Is Featured In SOLO Exhibit At Cafe Bleu And Will Benefit Aid To Victims Of Domestic Abuse

Cafe Bleu, in Delray Beach, FL is pleased to announce the opening of the SOLO exhibition “Tilt. An Exhibition Paired with Some Exceptional Coffee.” On view through May 30, are experimental abstract paintings by Florida-based artist, Missy Pierce. There will be an opportunity to meet the artist at the Public Reception on May 15, 2015.  40% of the proceeds from sales will benefit AVDA, Aid to Victims of Domestic Abuse, Inc.  The Rickie Report shares the details here and suggests you stop by, as more art lovers are taking note of her artistry!  Pierce’s work can be found in public and private art collections both in the United States and abroad.

 

 

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CAFE BLEU

Presents a SOLO EXHIBIT

by

Missy Pierce

“Tilt. An Exhibition Paired with Some Exceptional Coffee.”

PUBLIC RECEPTION

Friday, May 15th

6 – 8 pm

Proceeds from Sales Benefit

AVDA, Aid to Victims of Domestic Abuse, Inc.

Exhibit Continues Through May 30th

44 E. Atlantic Avenue      Delray Beach, FL

Hours Sunday through Thursday 7am-10:30pm / Friday and Saturday 7am to midnight

 

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“Rocky Haunts Me” by Missy Pierce

Cafe Bleu is pleased to announce the opening of the SOLO exhibition “Tilt. An Exhibition Paired with Some Exceptional Coffee.” On view through May 30, will be experimental abstract paintings by Artist Missy Pierce. There will be an opportunity to meet the artist at a reception on May 15, 2015, 6:00-8:00pm.

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“Particles.Dark. Very, Very Dark” by Missy Pierce


Café Bleu (formerly Spot Coffee) is located on 44 E. Atlantic Avenue in Delray Beach, FL. Cafe Bleu hours are Sunday through Thursday 7am-10:30pm / Friday and Saturday 7am to midnight.   Proceeds from art sales to help AVDA, Aid to Victims of Domestic Abuse, Inc. AVDA promotes violence-free relationships and social change by offering alternative choices to end violence and domestic abuse. For independent donations, please contact AVDA, Aid to Victims of Domestic Abuse, Inc., PO Box 6161, Delray Beach, FL 33482 (561)265-3797. http://www.AVDAONLINE.ORG

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“The Monster In The Room” by Missy Pierce

 

Pierce specializes in vibrant abstract and figurative paintings that explore the nature of, and search for, identity and inner strength. A repeated theme in her work is that of containment—especially the containment of parts of the self that are concealed in the conflicting roles played in our lives.

 

 

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” Bali” by Missy Pierce

 

Pierce tells The Rickie Report, ” I specialize in vibrant abstract paintings that explore the nature of, and search for, identity.  A theme often repeated in my work is that of “holding it together” or the “containment,” of aspects of one’s self. This dynamic is often explored in the context of domestic roles juxtaposed with conflicting roles as a feminist. In my work, I focus on the images I choose to conceal rather than project in a particular role.  My paintings represent the release of those otherwise suppressed images. “

 

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“Mommy Used To Be So Pretty” by Missy Pierce

 

She goes on to explain, “I work with acrylics, papers, and tar gel applied in multiple layers to create a canvas with texture, depth and history. My work has often been subjected to a final harmonizing agent, such as detailed pattern-making, sanding with power tools or “pours” that have been partially dissolved to reveal evocative glimpses of the underlying layers.”

 

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“The Snarl” by Missy Pierce

 

 

Pierce’s work can be found in public and private art collections both in the United States and abroad, and has been seen in numerous exhibitions. Her work may currently be seen in places as diverse as the Percy Thomson Gallery in Stratford, New Zealand to the Whole Foods Market Cafe in Boca Raton, 1400 Glades Road and the West Boca Imaging Center on 7070 W. Palmetto Park Rd.

 

 

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Missy Pierce Unveiling Art in Public Places Fish in Pompano Beach, FL

 

Pierce was recently commissioned by the City of Pompano Beach to paint one of the twelve five-foot-tall fish sculptures that were installed in public locations along East Atlantic Avenue in Pompano Beach, FL.  She  volunteers as an instructor of elementary school children on group art projects, and has artwork in the permanent collections of the Eastern Institute of Technology Art Department, 17th International Collage Exhibition (Napier, New Zealand), and University of Wisconsin Art Dept.,16th International Collage Exhibition (Marshfield, WI). She has exhibited the City of Dania Beach City Hall (Dania Beach, FL), Kavanagh Gallery (St. Charles, IL), Rosetti Fine Art Gallery (Wilton Manors, FL), 16th International Collage Exhibition, outofsight.co.nz/Ice16,  Art Florida 2014, Broward Art Guild (Fort Lauderdale, FL), EARTH, Broward Art Guild (Fort Lauderdale, FL) and many more.

 

 

 

Missy Pierce’s Memberships and Affiliations include:

• Saatchi Art, http://www.saatchiart.com/profiles/portfolio/id/616919

• Society 6 http://society6.com/missypierce

• International Society of Acrylic Painters

• Women in the Visual Arts (WITVA), Corresponding Secretary to the Board, 2011-present.

• Boca Raton Museum of Art Guild, Associate Member 2011-2012

• Broward Art Guild, Associate Member 2014-present

• South Florida Artists’ Association, 2014-present

• National Association of Women Artists (NAWA), 2014-present

 

Pierce attended the Boca Raton Museum of Art School (2010-2014),  University of San Diego, School of Law, J.D. (1989) and Jaffe Center for Book Arts, Florida Atlantic University (2014-2015).

 

Pierce’s work is also on display at the Bailey Contemporary Art Center (BaCA), in Pompano Beach, where she is a juried member of the studio artist program.  Pierce maintains studios in Boca Raton and at the Bailey Contemporary Art Center, 41 NE 1st St., Pompano Beach, FL.

 

For more information about Missy Pierce’s artwork or this exhibit, please contact:

Missy Pierce – 503.703.0496  or email  pierce.missy@yahoo.com.

Please visit:

 http://www.missypierce.com/events.html

https://www.facebook.com/events/748941351871688/

www.missypierce.com

 

 

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561-537-0291

Brigitte Balbinot New Works are Featured at AR Gallery in Delray Beach

Brigitte Balbinot says, “Painting isn’t what I do it is simply who I am”.  Her abstract art pieces evoke an emotional response within each viewer.  Her newest collection, “Imperfection” will be featured at AR Gallery in Delray Beach’s Artists Alley.  The Rickie Report gives you a sneak peek and the details here. 

 

 

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AR Gallery

Artists Alley Delray Beach

Features

Brigitte Balbinot

 “Imperfection”

showcasing new works 

 

February 6, 2015

 

Opening Reception 6-9 pm

AR Gallery – Artists Alley
340-D NE 4th Street      Delray Beach, FL 33444

Gallery Hours

Monday, Tuesday, Friday, Saturday   12-5 PM

Third Thursday of Each Month   6-9 PM

And By Appointment
We will open our doors for you and your guests with a phone call  9AM-9PM

Tel.: 561.444.9989 | 561.289.4542

 

 

 

Brigitte Balbinot tells us, ” When I create, it is my way to communicate with the world. With each painting, there is a special dialogue that is intimate. I aim to provoke an emotional reaction in the viewer. Sometimes it is in the form of a question; sometimes it is simply a feeling or a mood that comes about. Regardless of its interpretation, I strive to inspire”.

 

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“Bamboo II” by Brigitte Balbinot

 

 

“I favor abstract painting and use a minimalistic approach in my work. To me simplicity is about bringing order to complexity. When the work is streamlined, it enables the mind to expand. Only then can imagination happen. I love depth and textures, they remind me of what once was”.

 

"Wasabi" by Brigitte Balbinot

“Wasabi” by Brigitte Balbinot

 

 

“The philosophy Wabi-Sabi from the Zen Buddhist culture that is centered on the acceptance of transience and imperfection plays a definite role in my creative process. My paintings sometimes appear to be “scarred” and “worn”, survivors of a long journey having a story to tell… Working with oil paint, pigments and various mediums allow me to create a work that is rich in substance and interesting to look at. I prefer to work large as it creates a stronger focal point that captures the viewer’s attention”.

 

 

"Japan" by Brigitte Balbinot

“Japan” by Brigitte Balbinot

 

 

Brigitte Balbinot, Artist, was born in Lausanne, Switzerland.  Over the years, she  traveled extensively throughout Europe, Asia and Africa. These experiences have contributed to define her as an Artist.  In 1988, a visit in Paris was a turning point. At the Pompidou Museum, the discovery of Salvador Dali’s work “The Persistence of Memory”, in which melting watches rest in an eerily calm landscape inspired her to create art that  convey self-reflection, emotional response and inspiration.

 

"Windmill" by Brigitte Balbinot

Windmill” by Brigitte Balbinot

 

“My work  is about feelings and emotions”  she says. The use of textures, juxtaposition of numerous layers of paint and special pigments  contribute to add depth and light to her paintings which are meant to be interesting, complex and simple all at the same time.

 

 

"Lost Civilization" by Brigitte Balbinot

“Lost Civilization” by Brigitte Balbinot

 

 

Brigitte’s work is part of  private collections and commercial collections in North America and Europe.  The Artist divides her time between her two studios located in South Florida and the province of Quebec. Her paintings have garnered awards and accolades wherever she has exhibited.

 

 

"My Little Dragon" by Brigitte Balbinot

“My Little Dragon” by Brigitte Balbinot

 

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"Scripture" by Brigitte Balbinot

“Scripture” by Brigitte Balbinot

 

For more information please contact Brigitte Balbinot, Artist at   561.324.8744

Please visit www.brigittebalbinot.com  or https://www.facebook.com/BrigitteBalbinotFineArtGallery

 

 

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Rickie Leiter, Publisher

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561-537-0291

Artists Association of Jupiter Presents “Color of Light” with David Kraft

The Artists Association of Jupiter (AAOJ) proudly presents: “Color of Light”, a breathtaking collection of photographs with amazing clarity, depth and light, which are often mistaken as paintings, by award winning photographer, David Kraft. A portion of proceeds from sales of photographs and artwork by other artist members of AAOJ will benefit PACE Center for Girls, Palm Beach.  The Rickie Report looks forward to seeing you there on Wednesday, October 8th.  Here are some previews and details.

 

 

Artists Association of Jupiter

&

A Unique Art Gallery

Present:

“Color of Light”

Photography of David Kane

Opening Reception:

Wednesday, October 8th  

5:30- 7:30 pm

A Portion of Proceeds of Sales Benefits:

PACE Center for Girls

226 Center Street Suite 8       Jupiter, FL 33458

561-529-2748

 

 

 

The Artists Association of Jupiter (AAOJ) proudly presents: “Color of Light”, a breathtaking collection of photographs with amazing clarity, depth and light, which are often mistaken as paintings, by award winning photographer, David Kraft. This event will be held on Wednesday October 8 from 5:30-7:30 at A Unique Art Gallery, 226 Center St #8 in Jupiter. A portion of proceeds from sales of photographs and artwork by other artist members of AAOJ will benefit PACE Center for Girls, Palm Beach, http://www.pacecenter.org/

 

 

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David Kraft is a digital photographer, specializing in adventure photography with a style that creates the illusion of being there by producing images with amazing clarity, depth and light. Many of his landscapes are photographed during multi-day hikes into the wilderness, where he captures aspects of nature that few have the opportunity to experience in person.

 

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An avid runner, David stays in hiking shape by training and running marathons. He has completed several, including running The Boston Marathon four times. When not traveling or taking pictures, you can find David in his garage, tinkering away on his antique motorcycles. He resides in Jupiter, Florida with his wife Lisa.

 

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The PACE Model

PACE Center for Girls, Inc. is a nationally recognized and research based model that features a balanced emphasis on academics and social services with a focus on the future for middle and high-school aged girls and young women.

 

 

  • The foundation of PACE is the gender-responsive culture, providing a safe environment that celebrates girls, services that take into account how girls learn and develop, and staff that understand the lives of girls and can respond to their strengths and challenges. The strength-based approach focuses on the unique potential of each girl. Our gender-responsive program is successful because of the strong relationships the PACE staff build with the girls and the keen sense of accountability the staff instils in them.

 

  • With a demonstrated record of success, PACE uses a holistic, strength-based and asset building model specifically responsive to the needs of girls and which is recognized as among the most effective programs in the country for keeping girls from entering the juvenile justice system.

 

  • PACE Center for Girls values all girls and young women, believing each one deserves an opportunity to find her voice, achieve her potential and celebrate a life defined by responsibility, dignity, serenity and grace.

 

  • PACE provides Academic Services, Social Services and Transition Services:Academic Services
    • Core classes taught by certified teachers
    • Small class sizes
    • Academic advisors meet with girls to assess grades and goals
    • Remediation is offered, if neededSocial Services
    • Every girl is assigned a counselor
    • Girls complete an initial needs assessment and ongoing needs assessment
    • Counselors develop care plans based on needs assessment
    • Counselors meet with girls to address care plans and progress in meeting goals
    • Counselors meet with parents/guardians monthly to address girls’ progress
    • Girls attend Spirited Girls! (life management group) and psycho-educational groups to address social service needsTransition Services
    • Girls who transition from the program are assigned a transition counselor for follow-up care
    • Transition counselors work with girls for up to three years after leaving PACE
    • Counselors assist girls with their future goals
    • Girls have the opportunity to participate in PACEWorks! (an after school program that focuses on education and careers)

 

  • PACE Center for Girls Palm Beach is located in West Palm Beach and was founded in 1996. Since opening, PACE Palm Beach has served over 1,000 local girls. The center is located off South Military Trail just South of Summit Boulevard.

 

 

The Artists Association of Jupiter is a collaboration of artists who work together to promote the awareness of art and education to the community and surrounding counties. Its venue, A Unique Art Gallery, opened its doors in June of 2010.

 

Learn more about the organization, its artists and programs on the Association’s website, www.artistsassociationofjupiter.com   For more information on this event call or email the Gallery at 561-529-2748 or info@artistsassociationofjupiter.com

 

 

 

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561-537-0291

Brigitte Balbinot Shares “A Summer Night” at AR Gallery in Delray Beach

Internationally known artist, Brigitte Balbinot, will exhibit her paintings in a group exhibit at AR Gallery in Delray Beach.  The exhibit, “A Summer Night”, will feature some of Balbinot’s latest works, including paintings from her most recent series ‘Minority’ which was recently featured at the Cornell Museum of Art in Florida.  The Rickie Report shares the details here and knows that you will be intrigued with Brigitte’s unique vision.

 

 

SOUTH FLORIDA BASED ARTIST

 

BRIGITTE BALBINOT

 

SHARES

“A SUMMER NIGHT”

Opening Reception:

Thursday, July 17th

 

 

6 – 9 pm

 

AT

AR GALLERY

340 NE 4 Street

 

ARTISTS ALLEY

 

DELRAY BEACH, FLORIDA

 

 

 

"New Horizon" by Brigitte Balbinot  Oil on Canvas  36 x 36

“New Horizon” by Brigitte Balbinot                       Oil on Canvas 36 x 36

 

 

 

The AR Gallery at 340 NE 4 Street in Delray Beach, FL will open its doors to a summer group show, to include guest  International Artist Brigitte Balbinot on July 17  from 6 – 9PM.  The exhibit titled ‘A Summer Night’ will feature some of Balbinot’s latest works, including paintings from her most recent series Minority which was recently featured at the Cornell Museum of Art in Florida.

 

 

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“Red Vine” by Brigitte Balbinot                             Oil on Canvas

 

 

 

Swiss by birth, Brigitte Balbinot is now based in South Florida and travels regularly to the Province of Quebec where she also maintains an art studio. Her work, simple and complex all at the same time, reflects a minimalist approach. Each piece of artwork comprises 30-40 layers of oil paint. The use of various mediums allows the Artist to create rich textures and interesting visual affects that translate her unique vision onto the canvas.

 

 

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“Joy” by Brigitte Balbinot                              Oil/Wax on Canvas 18x 18

 

In her statement, Balbinot says: “I favor abstract painting and use a minimalistic approach in my work. To me simplicity is about bringing order to complexity. When the work is streamlined, it enables the mind to expand. Only then can imagination happen. I love depth and textures; they remind me of what once was.”  

 

"Marrakech" by Brigitte Balbinot  Oil/Resin on canvas  20 X 20

“Marrakech” by Brigitte Balbinot                Oil/Resin on canvas 20 X 20

 

Brigitte goes on to say, “The philosophy Wabi-Sabi from the Zen Buddhist culture that is centered on the acceptance of transience and imperfection plays a definite role in my creative process. My paintings sometimes appear to be “scarred” and “worn”, survivors of a long journey having a story to tell… Working with oil paint, pigments and various mediums allow me to create a work that is rich in substance and interesting to look at. I prefer to work large as it creates a stronger focal point that captures the viewer’s attention.”

 

 

 

 

"Angelized" by Brigitte Balbinot  Oil/Resin on Canvas  24 x 24

“Angelized” by Brigitte Balbinot                  Oil/Resin on Canvas 24 x 24

 

 

In a review by Carrie Turner, editor of Fine Art Views (March, 2013), art critic Brian Sherwin is cited, “The compositional structure and use of raw texture in Balbinot’s paintings allow the imagination of the viewer to decipher meaning based on what he or she brings, psychologically speaking, to the viewing experience”.

 

 

 

"Granite III" by Brigitte Balbinot  Oil on Canvas  36 x 36

“Granite III” by Brigitte Balbinot                           Oil on Canvas 36 x 36

 

 

For more information about Brigitte Balbinot’s art work please visit :  www.brigittebalbinot.com

 

 

ABOUT  AR GALLERY

 

AR Gallery presents exhibitions through out the year featuring original artwork by emerging and established artists whose work embody contemporary, abstract and modernist aesthetics. Assembling powerful events, and introducing collectors to pricing that makes a difference to support the arts and artists at large. All in a working studio gallery in Artists Alley, Delray Beach, Florida. Gallery hours of business are Monday, Tuesday, Friday, Saturday 12-5 PM. Every Third Thursday of Each Month 6-9 PM and by appointment. Contact Info: Tel.:  561.444.9989  -561.289.4542 – 9AM-9PM.

 

 

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