Art Exhibit Takes Viewers Beyond The Individual: “When We See Further” Offers Unique Perspective Of Four Artists

The Wasmer Art Gallery at Florida Gulf Coast University (Fort Myers, FL) is offering viewers a unique experience.  Gallery Director, John Loscuito, has connected four disparate artists to pull together this deep-thinking exhibit, “When We See Further”.  Heather Couch, Marina Font, Renée Rey and Terre Rybovich offer four distinct ways of looking, feeling and thinking about the body. Each of their perspectives offers a unique tactile and psychological experience. The Rickie Report invites our readers to see the exhibit and urges you to listen to the Gallery Talk which are available online.  See beyond the individual and how those differences expand the definition of being human!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Gallery Talk interviews are also available on our website 
or the FGCU Arts YouTube channel

 

 

“Beyond the Individual”

 

Essay by John Loscuito, Gallery Director

 

The physical condition is a subject that artists have been reflecting on throughout history. While the human body is something that joins us, it is also something that divides us, or at the very least separates us. “When We See Further” is an exhibition about seeing beyond the individual and how those differences expand the definition of being human.

 

The artists in this exhibition, Heather Couch, Marina Font, Renée Rey and Terre Rybovich, offer four distinct ways of looking, feeling and thinking about the body. Each of their perspectives offers a unique tactile and psychological experience. They do this through their varied mediums that present the limits and potentials of the body’s physical and psychological state.  For these artists, depicting the body is just the beginning of a journey to something else. The works reveal many themes including impermanence, transformation, and resilience. Approaching their work for the first time is similar to encountering each other in life, it begins with a surface understanding of each piece that deepens through repeated encounters, and from the associations derived between the works.

 

 

John goes on to say”,The variety of approaches depicting the human body was the impetus for the exhibition, but through studio visits and group conversations, the artists revealed a different purpose. It became clear that a larger work was being created as each artist found connections and overlaps between the pieces they were creating for the exhibition. This was also during the first six months of the Covid-19 outbreak and the protests over racial inequities. It is impossible to separate the exhibition from the context in which it was created. The artists themselves see their work in new ways based on these events and through their collaboration. The human condition is clearly only limited by the context in which we choose to imagine it to exist. These artists provide ever-expanding hopes for that condition”.

 

 

 

“WHEN   WE   SEE   FURTHER”

 

 

 

 

Heather Couch uses clay, fibers and wood to create stand-alone objects and installations. Her ceramic forms range in size from a few inches to a few feet, but they all share evidence of her hands and fingers. Rather than smoothing the clay surface, Couch is purposely revealing her process and her body in the work. The bulbous forms of her sculptures are opened as though they once were occupied. They suggest the presence of a body while recording the body’s act of making. Couch also creates organic ladder structures with handles immersed in bundles of wool. They hang from the ceiling implying movement to another place. The combination of these elements creates a landscape of possibilities open to interpretation that we find repeated in the other artists as well.

 

 

 

 

Marina Font is explicit in her use of the human body in a different way. Photography is the basis of her work and an entry point for the viewer. The model she photographs can be seen as a representation of “any woman”. This model is used repeatedly throughout her work, but is always positioned in the same pose. Font then layers the photograph of the life-size nude with explosive patterns that recall star systems, energy and past generations.

 

These patterns are made using thread, fabric, and ceramics, creating a visceral juxtaposition against the photographic image. The abstract patterns exist in our physical space, more real and active than the photographic image itself, suggesting a static body that is in the process of exposing the emotional, spiritual and psychological being.

 

 

 

 

 

The large-scale paintings by Renée Rey are figurative and depict fantastical landscapes. Her paintings allude to an ethereal space of atmospheric beings that float and merge with each other and their surroundings. The physical laws break in a multitude of ways. The bodies themselves are fluid in gender, age and size. They intersect with each other, becoming one, as the sky and landscapes create symbolic forms celebrating this state of flux. Much like the abstract patterns in Font’s works, Rey’s bodies become the patterns, fragmenting into possibilities beyond the static form. Rey also describes her figures as self-portraits. They are interpretations of herself over the course of her life.

 

 

 

 

 

Self-portraiture is seen again in Terre Rybovich’s process. She begins with placing her body directly onto the drawings. It is a performative act that creates a literal imprint or tracing of her physical self within the work. This ghost of her body begins the drawing.

 

From there, Rybovich generates infinite possibilities for her drawings, from formal investigations to morphological evolutions with animals. Birds are a recent addition to her work. Their larger than life depictions are gridded over her body print, morphing and transforming it. The body’s scale and form change in relationship to both the birds as well as her other additions. Out of this process new structures are defined that map out the body’s relationship to itself, to nature, and mythic narratives.

 

 

 

HEATHER COUCH

 

Heather Couch is an emerging south Florida artist working primarily in installation with ceramic forms, fiber, and raw construction materials. Her work plays with fragility in a way that brings liveliness and nonchalance through materials that are both timeless and ephemeral. The seemingly irrational ways in which we move and make decisions are echoed in the process of this work. Nurturing, caretaking, risk, and transformation are themes that repeat themselves in her work, informed by emotional, spiritual, and ideological tension. The forms inform each other in a dialogue of growth and discovery, responding to experiences in the artist’s life and in empathy to stories that resonate with her own.

 

Raw materials actively respond to the maker, as the artist indulges in the character of the material. The repetition of finger marks in wet clay, the warmth of billowed wool, the grittiness and raw presence of concrete and wood… these serve as grounding consistencies that allow for continued exploration and the expression of intuitive gestures. In this process is found comfort, fear and metaphor in repetitively approaching a dynamic precariousness. There is an underlying strength that sits beneath any fragility.

 

 

Heather Couch is an Assistant Professor of Art at Palm Beach Atlantic University. She earned a BA in Sculpture at Union University in 2007, and an MFA in Ceramics at Arizona State University in 2015. She also studied ceramics and sculpture at the University of Tennessee at Knoxville, the Chautauqua Institute of Art in upstate New York, Hong-Ik University in Seoul, South Korea, and Arrowmont School of Arts and Crafts in Tennessee. She has been a resident artist at the International Ceramics Studio in Kecskemet, Hungary, the Mesa Arts Center in Mesa, Arizona, and the Armory Art Center in West Palm Beach, Florida.

 

 

 

 

MARINA FONT

 

 

 

Marina Font was born in Argentina in 1970. She studied design at the Martin Malharro School of Visual Arts, Mar del Plata, Argentina. In 1998 she studied Photography at the Speos Ecole de la Photographie, Paris. She earned an MFA in Photography from Barry University, Miami in 2009. She has exhibited extensively at galleries, museums and cultural institutions in the US and abroad.

 

Her work is present in various public collections such as the MDC Museum of Art+Design, Miami, the Boca Raton Museum of Art, the Frost Art Museum at FIU, the LOWE Art Museum at The University of Miami, FoLA, Buenos Aires, Argentina, The Bunnen Collection in Atlanta, the Girls’ Club collection in Fort Lauderdale and various private collections throughout the world.

 

She is a multidisciplinary artist working in photography, mixed media, installation and video. Her studio practice explores ideas about identity, gender, territory, language, memory and the forces of the unconscious. Her visceral and intuitive works, strongly influenced by psychoanalysis, often focuses on women and the domestic sphere.

 

Her first monograph “Anatomy is Destiny” in collaboration with Minor Matters Books + Dina Mitrani Gallery was selected for the Photo Book Spotlight by Aperture at aipad The Photography Show, NY, 2019. Marina is also part of the multidisciplinary collaborative RPM Projects, as well as the Instagram-based collaboration “Instacorrespondences”. She currently lives in Miami Beach and works at her studio at The Collective 62, located in Liberty City, Miami.

 

 

 

 

RENÉE REY

 

Renée Rey is an award-winning painter and mixed media artist working in Southwest Florida and New York City. In large and intimate-scaled artwork, Rey challenges traditional landscape and human figuration. In alternate universes and transformative self-portrait, she explores movement, metamorphosis and the sublime. Existential and societal narratives of age/gender/cultural identity, cross-cultural connections, environmental sustainability, inclusiveness and equality flow through her artwork. As she intuitively applies, wipes, scratches and manipulates traditional and non-traditional materials, Rey investigates intersections between abstraction and realism, two and three dimension, and intensity and delicacy of materiality by the artist’s hand.

 

Rey’s artwork has been selected for numerous national exhibitions by museum curators and gallery directors including the exhibition Gateway to Imagination, Farmington Museum, Farmington, NM and Florida Contemporary Exhibition, Baker Museum, Artist-Naples, Naples, FL  Awards include Best of Show, Art Encounters National Competition by Alejo Benedetti, Curatorial Assistant, Crystal Bridges Museum of American Art, Bentonville, AK, Jade Dellinger, Director of Exhibits & Collections, Bob Rauschenberg Gallery at Florida Southwestern State College, Fort Myers, FL, and Mallory O’Connor, Professor of Art History Emerita (Santa Fe College, Gainesville,FL).

 

Rey was invited to the School of Visual Arts Summer Painting Residency, New York, NY in 2019 and Sun Peak Center for Art and Sustainability, Colorado Springs, CO in 2016. She has taught painting, drawing and creative thinking to adults and children for 8 years. The artist studied drawing, painting, 3D design, film, performance art, computer art and art history on the undergraduate and graduate levels in New York and Florida. Rey holds an MBA in Management, Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute, Troy, NY, an AAS in Interior Design, Parsons School of Design, New York, NY, an MA in Jewish Education, Jewish Theological Seminary, New York, NY and a BA in Judaic Studies, University at Albany, Albany, NY.

 

 

 

 

TERRE RYBOVICH

 

A third-generation native of West Palm Beach, Terre is a daughter of Tommie Rybovich, the noted sports-fishing boat designer/builder. Like her father, Terre opts to work at the edge of what she knows, in a process of continual questioning.

 

Her drawing technique came to her years ago, while delirious with the flu. “Drawing backward” was the initial idea. In other words, creating an image by removing charcoal from paper, instead of making marks on a clean page. Since that day, Terre has been drawing backward. She staples a large piece of paper to a sheet of plywood, then scrubs the entire surface with a thick stick of charcoal. Next, she works spontaneously to imprint her hands, limbs and torso in the charcoal. Her aim is to start the drawing with random marks.

 

 

Ultimately it is those marks that determine the outcome of the drawing. Spending as much time looking as she does drawing, Terre relies on her intuition and her drawing skills to find the final image in the spontaneous marks. Working without preconceived results allows her to draw imagery she never could have imagined.  Since becoming a serious birder, Terre also makes drawings of birds based on photos she takes. Increasingly, birds also appear in her figurative works.

 

 

Terre has her Bachelors in Politics and Economics from New York University. She has a Masters in Rural Sociology from Wisconsin-Madison. Her first career was in grassroots activism and grant-making. That experience forged an enduring commitment to this world. It also instilled a courageous drive that Terre now channels into art-making.

 

Terre now lives in Homestead, Florida with her husband Jon Ward. Her drawings have been exhibited widely in South Florida; they are in a number of private collections. Terre’s drawings have been part of the Viewing Program of the Drawing Center in New York City since 2004.

 

 

 

 

For more information about this exhibit:

Wasmer Art Gallery is located on the campus of Florida Gulf Coast University

10501 FGCU Blvd S, Fort Myers, FL 33965

Phone: (239) 590-7199

Website:  fgcu.edu

 

 

 

 

 

 

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“Drawing Basic Portraits, Simplified” By Bernard Hoffman, Is Revolutionary With Step-By-Step Instructions

Bernard Hoffman has taken his life long experience with drawing and painting to write a book to help people who claim they cannot draw, to actually create portraits!  A member of the Portrait Society of America, Hoffman has shown his work at every American Embassy in the world, plus the Whitney Museum of Art, Benjamin Franklin Institute, Metropolitan Museum, and too many to name in this introduction.  The Rickie Report shares the details and some sneak peeks of his book, “Drawing Basic Portraits, Simplified”.

 

 

 

 

 

 

Bernard Hoffman starts off by telling The Rickie Report, “Drawing portraits can be rewarding and fun”.  He has devised typical proportional guides, with a step-by-step tutorial that will make it easy for any beginner or landscape artist to follow. Plus, he clarifies details for artists who want to draw better portraits.

 

Various portraits by Bernard Hoffman

 

 

He goes on to say, “No two faces look alike, yet everyone has two eyes, ears, mouth, and nose. They will vary from face to face, so pick your pose and begin sketching!”  He urges us to follow each step carefully, working with light strokes and then moving to darker strokes, continually adjusting our drawing to the individual features of our model.   Bernard stresses the importance of good light and paying strict attention to each minute detail.  He shares, “Draw not only what you see, but incorporate what you learn.  Remember, this is only a starting guide”.  There are many comments from hobbyists to professional artists, who have honed their skills with Bernard’s assistance.  His workbook/textbook shows that learning the relationships of facial details is not only possible, but something you can become proficient in!

 

 

 

Bernard Hoffman has been drawing and painting since elementary school. At age 10, he was awarded a scholarship to The Little Red Schoolhouse art classes in Greenwich Village.  At age 12, he received a scholarship to the Brooklyn Museum of Art, and the next year, he was accepted to the High School of Music & Art.  He received a scholarship to the School for Art Studies, followed by a scholarship to attend the Pratt Institute.  In addition, he attended classes at the Art Students League, winning many awards and exhibiting his paintings in galleries and museums.

 

Pastel Portraits by Bernard Hoffman

 

 

Within months of graduation, Bernard served in the US Navy Air Force during the Korean War, using his special skills for recruitment, training, and illustration of classified Navy Air Force projects.  After his service, Bernard founded Benaul Associates, an art studio in New York City. His company grew into a full strength advertising agency, where he did everything except the bookkeeping. He was also an Art Director & Production Manager for a magazine for 16 years before he retired.

 

 

 

In 1952, Bernard was commissioned to paint 16 original color illustrations to commemorate Benjamin Franklin’s 250th birthday.  They were produced as souvenir stamps for a historical and biographical album describing episodes of Franklin’s life. They found their way into US Embassies around the world as well as to international and national corporations. This achievement was recorded in the US Congressional Record and Mayor Wagner of New York unveiled mural enlargements of these paintings at the New York Art Director’s Club. While reproductions of Bernard’s artistry can be found in textbooks, one is also hanging next to Norman Rockwell’s  “Ben Franklin” picture.  The original paintings are part of a public collection of “The Free Library of Philadelphia”.

 

 

 

 

 

 

Since his retirement, Bernard has taught portrait painting in Pennsylvania and in Florida.  He is a member of the Portrait Society of America and has received numerous awards including the Department of Parks Art Contest, Society of Illustrators, and National AAA Poster Contest, to name a few.  Bernard’s paintings are part of private and corporate and international collections.

 

 

To contact Bernard Hoffman about his book, lessons or his artistry, please  contact him at benaul@yahoo.com, or to purchase his book go to Amazon.com or barnesandnoble.com

 

 

 

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Boca Raton Museum School Of Art Announces Summer Programs And Exhibits For All Ages And Levels

Boca Raton Museum Art School is busy this summer for children, teenagers, and adults!  Weekly summer day camp starts June 4 to August 10, 2018.  Summer Camp at the Boca Raton Museum Art School is so much fun kids don’t know they’re learning! At the end of the summer all children and their families are invited to a special reception for the “Youth Summer Art Camp Exhibit” at the Boca Raton Museum of Art in Mizner Park to celebrate each child’s first museum showing!  The Rickie Report shares the details about this and what exhibits the Boca Museum is offering. There is something for everyone! 

 

 

 

Boca Raton Museum of Art – The Art School
801 W. Palmetto Road     Boca Raton FL 33486
561-392-2503

bocamuseum.org/theartschool

 

 

 

BOCA RATON MUSEUM ART SCHOOL SUMMER CAMP  (ages 5 to 12)

Weekly summer day camp June 4 to August 10, 2018

Summer Camp at the Boca Raton Museum Art School is so much fun kids don’t know they’re learning! 

Children explore art techniques and art concepts. Art projects are geared to age groups:  5 to 7, 8 to 10, 11 to 12.   Different theme weeks and a wide variety of fun creative art projects stimulate children’s imaginations.  Theme weeks include: Anime & Cartooning; Making Friends with Masters; Art Around the World; Painting People, Places, and Things; 3-D Art /Sculpture; and Pop Art with a POW.   

At the end of the summer all children and their families are invited to a special reception for the “Youth Summer Art Camp Exhibit” at the Boca Raton Museum of Art in Mizner Park to celebrate each child’s first museum showing!

$285 per week, early care and late care available. Limited financial aid is available.

TEEN SUMMER WORKSHOPS (ages 13 to 18)

June 4 to August 10, 2018

Teen workshops meet for four afternoons per week (not on Mondays). These workshops focus on different art techniques and portfolio preparation : Comics and Cartooning, Fashion Design and Sewing, Figure Drawing, Sculpture,  and Jewelry Making. These workshops meet for four afternoons per week 1pm to 3pm. Video Production and Photography workshops meet 10am to 3pm and are held at the Boca Raton Museum in Mizner Park.

 

Information about and registration is available on the website or call the Art School.

Contact: Trish Duebber, Coordinator of Youth Programs

tduebber@bocamuseum.org

561-392-2503, extension 306
artschool@bocamuseum.org

https://www.facebook.com/bocaartkids

 

For more information about these classes and more:

Boca Raton Museum Art School
801 W. Palmetto Road Boca Raton FL 33486
561-392-2503

bocamuseum.org/theartschool
Facebook: www.facebook.com/bocaschool

 

www.bocamuseum.org

 

 

 

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 349862D

Full S.T.E.A.M. Ahead At Lighthouse ArtCenter Offers Interactive Art Exhibition And Art Camp Plus Caldecott Award Winning Authors/Illustrators

Nowhere else in the entire state of Florida will another gallery or art camp provide the exciting opportunities like those available this summer at Lighthouse ArtCenter in Tequesta! During “Full S.T.E.A.M. Ahead” Interactive Art Exhibition and Art Camp, ArtCampers will work in traditional media like clay, paint, and Papier Mache while at the School of Art. In the gallery they’ll create 2D and 3D art projects incorporating Science, Technology, Engineering, Art and Math. Five Caldecott Award Winning children’s author/illustrators will exhibit 100 original paintings from their best-selling books in the Main Gallery! The Young and young-at-heart can get cozy with the books they love and the beautiful artwork that fills them. This interactive exhibition includes: Mary GrandPre (illustrator, Harry Potter), Betsy Lewin (illustrator, Click Clack Moo, Cows that Type), Ted Lewin (illustrator, Pepe the Lamplighter), James Ransome (illustrator, Before She Was Harriet), Judy Schachner (author/illustrator, Skippy Jon Jones) and Tom Casmer, Professor, Ringling School of Art and in the Pop-Up exhibition space.  Visitors will have the opportunity to meet one or more of these icons in the children’s publishing industry. ArtCamp scholarships are available for those in need (ages 6 – 12) and volunteer opportunities exist for high school students seeking community service hours for graduation. The Rickie Report shares the details!

 

 

www.LighthouseArts.org     (561) 746-3101

Hours and admission:

Open Monday – Friday 10 am – 4 pm  Saturdays 10 am – 2 pm

Gallery admission is waived for all guests during “Full S.T.E.A.M. Ahead”

 

 

 

On Saturday, June 9th   Noon – 2 PM  Special Book Signing Featuring Betsy and Ted Lewin at the Gallery!  Come meet the artists, see their work and have your books signed!

 

 

Group Tours/ Field Trips

Docent accompanied group tours are available for children $3.00 each

Docent accompanied group tours with a make-&-take art project $5.00 each

Schedule your group tour today: call Sheri (561) 746-3101

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

3rd Thursdays:

 5:30 – 7: 30 pm

 

 

The Meyer Law Firm generously sponsors 3rd Thursdays

3rd Thursday admission is waived for all guests during Full S.T.E.A.M. Ahead at Lighthouse ArtCenter

June 21, 2018: Writing and Illustrating for Children

July 19, 2018: Maltz Jupiter Theatre Youth Touring Program Performance

 

The S. Kent Rockwell Foundation funded a new computer lab using software designed for children by Fab@School Maker Studio (a Peter H. Reynolds company) with help from the Smithsonian, MIT, and Virginia Tech.


Highlights:  Mary GrandPre (illustrator, Harry Potter), Betsy Lewin (illustrator, Click Clack Moo, Cows that Type), Ted Lewin (illustrator, Pepe the Lamplighter), James Ransome (illustrator, Before She Was Harriet), Judy Schachner (author/illustrator, Skippy Jon Jones) and Tom Casmer, Professor, Ringling School of Art and in the Pop-Up exhibition space.

For information about ArtCamp scholarships for those in need (ages 6 – 12) and volunteer opportunities exist for high school students seeking community service hours for graduation. Please contact Holly Gizzi, Director of Education, for more information holly@lighthousearts.org 561-748-8737

 

 

The Lighthouse ArtCenter is a 501 c (3) nonprofit that has provided uninterrupted arts and cultural programming in the heart of Tequesta for 54 years. The gallery boasts 5,000 square feet of exhibition space where annually over 20,000 guests visit eleven art shows (some of national significance) that are locally produced and curated. The School of Art features 45 faculty members who teach over 2,500 adult students and 700 children (ages 6-12). Seventeen master artists lead workshops throughout the year and the Plein Air Festival is considered one of the best in the entire country. Outreach programs serve seniors as well as children and families who are underserved and economically challenged.

Please contact Janeen Mason, Curator, to discuss sponsorship opportunities (561) 746-3101, Janeen@LighthouseArts.org

Lighthouse ArtCenter ArtCamp hours: 8:30 a.m. – 4:00 p.m. (aftercare is available)

ArtCamp runs for nine individual weeks, beginning June 4, 2018, ending August 11, 2018, and closed for the week of July 4th.

 

www.LighthouseArts.org     (561) 746-3101

Hours and admission:

Open Monday – Friday 10 am – 4 pm  Saturdays 10 am – 2 pm

 

 

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

Boca Raton Museum Art School Announces Summer Camp For Ages 5 – 12, Teen , Adult Classes And Workshops

Boca Raton Museum Art School is busy this summer with summer camp for children, workshops for teenagers, and adult summer classes.  Weekly summer day camp takes place June 4 to August 10, 2018.  Summer Camp at the Boca Raton Museum Art School is so much fun kids don’t know they’re learning! At the end of the summer all children and their families are invited to a special reception for the “Youth Summer Art Camp Exhibit” at the Boca Raton Museum of Art in Mizner Park to celebrate each child’s first museum showing!  The Rickie Report shares the details and urges everyone to sign up now!

 

 

 

Boca Raton Museum of Art – The Art School
801 W. Palmetto Road     Boca Raton FL 33486
561-392-2503

bocamuseum.org/theartschool

 

 

 

 

BOCA RATON MUSEUM ART SCHOOL SUMMER CAMP  (ages 5 to 12)

Weekly summer day camp June 4 to August 10, 2018

Summer Camp at the Boca Raton Museum Art School is so much fun kids don’t know they’re learning!  

Children explore art techniques and art concepts. Art projects are geared to age groups:  5 to 7, 8 to 10, 11 to 12.   Different theme weeks and a wide variety of fun creative art projects stimulate children’s imaginations.  Theme weeks include: Anime & Cartooning; Making Friends with Masters; Art Around the World; Painting People, Places, and Things; 3-D Art /Sculpture; and Pop Art with a POW.    

At the end of the summer all children and their families are invited to a special reception for the “Youth Summer Art Camp Exhibit” at the Boca Raton Museum of Art in Mizner Park to celebrate each child’s first museum showing!

$285 per week, early care and late care available. Limited financial aid is available.

TEEN SUMMER WORKSHOPS (ages 13 to 18)

June 4 to August 10, 2018

Teen workshops meet for four afternoons per week (not on Mondays). These workshops focus on different art techniques and portfolio preparation : Comics and Cartooning, Fashion Design and Sewing, Figure Drawing, Sculpture,  and Jewelry Making. These workshops meet for four afternoons per week 1pm to 3pm. Video Production and Photography workshops meet 10am to 3pm and are held at the Boca Raton Museum in Mizner Park. 

 

Information about and registration is available on the website or call the Art School.

Contact: Trish Duebber, Coordinator of Youth Programs

tduebber@bocamuseum.org

561-392-2503, extension 306
artschool@bocamuseum.org

https://www.facebook.com/bocaartkids

 

For more information about these classes and more:

Boca Raton Museum Art School
801 W. Palmetto Road Boca Raton FL 33486
561-392-2503

bocamuseum.org/theartschool
Facebook: www.facebook.com/bocaschool

 

 

 

 

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

 

 

 

 

 

Miami Art League Offers Variety Of Classes For All Levels Of Artists Plus Free Demo Lecture With K.D. Tobin February 28

The Miami Art League provides a variety of classes including Life Drawing, Opening Painting and sessions with and without instructors.  On February 28th, The League features K.D.Tobin, a Golden Certified Working Artist for a FREE lecture/demo, “A to Z Acrylic Paint & More”.   The Rickie Report introduces our readers to this artist networking organization located in Miami Shores, FL.  There is Free Parking behind the studio.  We share the Class Descriptions and times here.  Please RSVP for the Demo/Lecture.

 

 

 

9709 NE 2nd Avenue     Miami Shores, FL 33138

305-757-3161

FREE parking behind our studio

 

 

 

 

MIAMI  ART  LEAGUE

INVITES  YOU TO:

 

FREE LECTURE/DEMO

WEDNESDAY, FEBRUARY  28

1:30 – 3:30 PM

FEATURING:

K.D. TOBIN, Golden Certified Working Artist

“A  TO  Z  ACRYLIC PAINT & MORE”

 

 

ONGOING  CLASSES:

 

Saturday – Figure Drawing/Painting with Tony Coro  10AM – 1PM

Enjoy this opportunity to work with both a Model and an Instructor during this session which is appropriate for
beginning and advanced students. Working with a live model the format begins with 20 minutes of Gesture Drawings
followed by 20 minute sessions with the Model. Each 20 minute drawing session is followed by Critiques from Tony Coro to move artists further along in working with the figure.  Artists are free to work in their chosen medium – charcoal, pencil, water color, pastels, etc. $25/session paid in advance on a monthly basis. Drop in cost $30

 

 

Tuesday – Water Media Painting Instruction with Inez Hollander 9:30AM – 12:30PM

An innovative approach to acrylic and watercolor painting… Free the eye, the hand and the heart through an exploration of water based media (watercolor or acrylic paint). Discover the wonderful paintings you can create. Use watercolor, acrylic paint, crayon, ink, chalk and/or collage to expand painting skills in color, composition, and design.

Small group lessons help the student master the art of painting in water-based media. All levels of experience are welcome. Some drawing skills required. A new lesson is presented each week. Following the demonstration, the students apply the lesson to the project of their choice or a project suggested by Inez. The class concludes with a critique of the entire classes work. $35/per session paid in advance

 

 

 

Wednesday – Life Drawing 9:30 am – 12:30pm (Monitor – Inez Hollander)

Artists work in their own chosen medium. First 20 minutes starts with gestures, then one long pose for entire session with 10 minute brake every twenty minutes. Easels and drawing boards are provided. Models are sometimes dressed and sometimes nude, as the group decides. $20/session

 

 

 

 

Thursday – Drawing and Painting with Tony Coro 10AM – 1PM

In this Open Class students work on their own projects under the guidance of Tony Coro. Students work either with Drawing or Painting, depending on their interest. The class culminates with a critique of the class work.
$20/session paid in advance on a monthly basis; Drop in $25

 

 

 

Friday Life Drawing – 10AM – 1 PM (Monitor – Raymond Dranoff)

Artists work in their own chosen medium. Session begins with 1 minute gestures, 5 minute gestures, then twenty minute sessions with 10 minute breaks in between. Easels and drawing boards are provided. Models are generally clothed. Longer poses are possible, as the group decides. $20/session

 

 

 

The Miami Art League Provides:
* Variety of classes including Life Drawing, Open
Painting and sessions with/without Instructors
* Open studio for members during non-class times
* Easels, drawing tables, and drawing boards

Conveniently Located:
9709 NE 2nd Avenue, Miami Shores, FL 33138
FREE parking behind our studio

We are a Membership Non-Profit 501C3

 

For more information:  Call  305-757-3161

www.MiamiArtleague.com/

 

 

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17019 SW Sapri Way   Port St. Lucie, FL 34986

Center for Creative Education Presents ‘C4’ – After School Digital Media Arts Program Grades 3 Through 12

The Center for Creative Education presents ‘C4’ – After-School Programming: Explore – Connect – Create for 3rd through 12th grades.  The Rickie Report shares the innovative programing and hopes our readers will SHARE this information, even if it doesn’t apply to you.  If you don’t live nearby, take a moment to consider how this type of programming can impact YOUR community… This is the time to give…and give back. Sign-Up Now!! 10% Off Of Tuition Total For Referrals That Lead To Registration!  

 

425 24th Street   West Palm Beach, FL 33407
T: (561) 805-9927 ext. 106    F: (561) 805-9929
W: cceflorida.org

 

What does C4 stand for?

The four Cs of the 21st Century Learning Model which are the most important skills required for 21st century education:

Critical thinking, Communication, Collaboration, and Creativity.

C4 at CCE allows for our students to Explore, Connect and Create.

 

 

 

Explore: 3rd – 5th grade students will participate in weekly 90-minute classes (5:45-7:15 PM) throughout the 10-month school year.

Connect: 6th – 8th grade students will participate in weekly 90-minute classes (6:30-8:00 PM) throughout the 10-month school year.

Create: 9th – 12th grade students will participate in weekly 90-minute classes (6:30-8:00 PM) throughout the 10-month school year.

 

 

 

Students can begin their experience participating in the C4 Series at CCE in 3rd, 4th or 5th grade in C4 Explore, a 3-year multimedia storytelling program. In C4 Explore, students gain hands-on experience with a variety of art forms and learn about their expressive power to tell stories and communicate ideas in different ways. They learn the various strengths and challenges inherent in each art form to carry meaning and how they become even more impactful when combined. In C4 Explore, students will experience Theatre, Visual Arts, Sound Design, and Media Arts connected through the theme of storytelling. Students begin with Theatre during which they learn how to express themselves and interpret meaning through movement, body language and dialogue. Students create original stories and take them through the other art units to develop further. In Visual Arts, they refine key details of the characters and scenes of their stories using drawing, painting and sculpture. In Sound Design, students learn sound recording and editing software on iPads to create the soundtracks of their stories including narration, dialogue, sound effects and musical underscoring. In Media Arts, students learn video and image editing software to combine their stories, visual artwork and soundtracks into complete video projects.

The C4 Connect and Create Media Arts program supports the academic success, social-emotional health and creative development of students by providing year-round project-based learning and work-study opportunities. C4 offers teens a transformative opportunity to master and apply skills in the areas of digital media production: digital cinema, graphic arts, and coding. The project-based curriculum teaches students to create persuasive, informative content and effectively communicate their stories and concepts through video projects (documentaries, PSAs, movies, etc.), digital animation, promotional campaigns, web design, and app development. Students receive expert instruction and guidance from industry professionals where they learn how to produce video projects, create animation, build promotional campaigns and design websites using industry-standard software and equipment in a facility mirroring professional creative spaces. These include a newly constructed and equipped 20-station iMac lab, recording studio and flexible theater space with 9’x16’ LED screen.

Sign-Up Now!! 10% Off Of Tuition Total For Referrals That Lead To Registration!

Sign-Up Contact:
Rebecca Gonzales, Manager of In-House Programs
RebeccaG@cceflorida.org
561-805-9927
www.cceflorida.org

 

Center for Creative Education
425 24th Street  West Palm Beach, Florida 33407
(in Northwood Village, North of downtown West Palm Beach East of Dixie Hwy.)

Empowering Students to Grow Academically, Creatively and Socially Through Arts-Based Education

 

 

 

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17019 SW Sapri Way   Port St. Lucie, FL 34986

Kathryn Morlock Is Featured Artist At Wellington Whole Foods Market Gallery, Representing Wellington Art Society

The Wellington Art Society will present well known local artist and long time member Kathryn Morlock as the next solo artist in the Wellington Whole Foods Market Gallery. Her exhibit will run from October through December 2017. A reception in her honor will be hosted by Whole Foods Wellington on Friday, November 10, 2017 with live music, delicious appetizers, wine or soft drinks and special door prizes at the reception. The Wellington Art Society asks all guests for a donation of $5 which goes to their Scholarship Award Fund.  The Rickie Report shares the details and some sneak peeks.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

WELLINGTON ART SOCIETY

Presents

A SOLO EXHIBITION

by

KATHRYN  MORLOCK

 

 

 

PUBLIC RECEPTION:

Friday, November 10th

6:30 – 8:00 pm

$5. Covers Music, Wine, Food and Donation to WAS Scholarship Fund

 

 

Exhibit Is Available Now through December

 

 

Whole Foods Market Cafe

2635 SR7 Wellington, FL

561.904.4000

 

 

“Jupiter Lighthouse” by Kathryn Morlock

 

 

Kathryn is a Miami native who has always had a passion for sketching, painting and photography. She took art classes all through school and obtained an Associates of Science degree in Commercial Art from Miami-Dade Community College (now Miami College). After graduation she worked as a graphic artist in the commercial and advertising business in Miami.

 

“Ballerinas” by Kathryn Morlock

 

 

She now makes her home in Wellington. She has studied figure drawing, watercolor and oils at the Armory Art Center, Lake Worth Art League and through private lessons.  Kathryn tells The Rickie Report,“Realistic and brightly colored, my work tends to be mostly serene and peaceful, taking the viewer to a beautiful place”.

 

 

 

“Key Lime Pier” by  Kathryn Morlock

 

 

 

Kathryn loves to travel and take photographs of scenes or people she might like to paint. Her favorite subjects are beaches, tropical landscapes, unusual or historic buildings and people in interesting places. There’s always a certain photo that inspires her to create a painting. Colors in nature, a scene, a subject, the mood created by light and dark and shadows capture her interest. The subject or scene determines the medium she will use: watercolor or oil.

 

“The Look” by Kathryn Morlock

Kathryn’s art has been displayed at the Armory Art Center, Art in Public Places at the Palm Beach International Airport, Wellington Community Center, Wellington City Hall, Art Fest on the Green, Lake Worth Art League, Palms West Hospital, Lighthouse Gallery and Art Center in Tequesta and Oak Bistro and Wine Bar. Her paintings are also in many private collections.

 

 

The Wellington Art Society is a non-profit charitable organization In its 37th year. It is open to artists of all mediums and patrons of the arts, allowing both local and regional artists to display their art work in local galleries, interact with other artists and serve the community through their art.

For further information please visit wellingtonartsociety.org

 

 

 

 

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Carolyn Austin Of Unique Glass Art Invites Public To Free Reception At New Location In Original Elements Fine Art & Gift Gallery

Carolyn Austin of Unique Glass Art, Inc. announces a New Location and Phone Number. Located in Original Elements Fine Art & Gift Gallery at Gallery Square North in Tequesta, Carolyn continues to bring her creative spirit to not only glass but painting!  From decorative art glass for the home, office or yacht to functional glass pieces, Carolyn’s ideas continue to “bring your glass to life”!  The Public is invited to an OPEN HOUSE on Thursday, October 19th.  Browse the gallery, meet the artists, enjoy music by flutist, Sara Stout and refreshments.  The Rickie Report shares the details and some sneak peeks.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Fused Fish Glass Art by Carolyn Austin

 

 

Carolyn Austin began designing and creating glass art within the family business in 1986. She has built her reputation in the Palm Beach Community as one of the most unique glass etching artists in the area. Carolyn has lived in the Jupiter/Tequesta area since 1979 and has developed an eye for the tropical Florida scenes from long legged birds to intensely detailed ocean life which in turn creates one of kind glass art.  “I love working with people and using my 20 years experience to create a beautiful customized look in glass whether it be an entrance way or a free standing piece of glass art. All my designs are created by hand, an intricate detailed process to enhance each clients home and personality. Making my glass art a personal favorite for each client is always satisfying I take pride in my work as does my staff and the exclusive following it has created.”

 Fused Glass by Carolyn Austin

Since taking on this venture, the business has grown in many different directions. The talented staff includes glass etcher and carver Steve Park and artist/painter Julie Silk Beaumont who works with Carolyn to create spectacular designs for our glass art, from traditional to contemporary and anything in between. Glass fusing artist Stacy Dorr offers her unique talent of creating “Hot Glass” to enhance and add new dimension with depth and color to our etched and carved designs. Between these artists Unique Glass Art offers a variety of glass art from your doors and windows to free standing glass art and unique gifts.

 Fused Glass Fish with Wood Frame by Carolyn Austin

Specializing in custom glass etching and carving for entryways shower enclosures tabletops and mirrors, Unique Glass Art’s work can be found in residential and commercial areas as well as hospitals, restaurants and on yachts. We offer an on-site service which enables us to work on your existing glass while keeping a dust free environment.  Yacht owners are big fans of our mobile dust free etching equipment. We come to your dock as well as create back lit carvings in our studio to be installed.

For more information:

561-670-3556

http://www.uniqueglassart.com

 

 

 

 

 

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Celebrate International Plein Air Painters’ “Paint Out” At Palm Beach Zoo Sunday September 10th With Lake Worth Art League

Animals, birds, and fauna too, artists invade the Palm Beach Zoo!  In honor of the International Plein Air Painters Organization’s worldwide “Paint-Out” weekend, The Lake Worth Art League is hosting a morning of plein air at The Palm Beach Zoo.  This is open to all artists and plein air art enthusiasts ( Paint, graphite, photography…).  Meet at the entry gate of the Palm Beach Zoo on Sunday, September 10th.  This is great preparation for the upcoming LWAL exhibit “Creatures Great & Small”. The Rickie Report shares all the details here.

 

 

 

Lake Worth Art League
604 Lucerne Ave, Lake Worth FL 33462

561-586-8666

(1 block north of the Cultural Council)

www.lwartleague.orgfacebook.com/lwartleague

 

NEW Gallery Hours:

Tuesday thru Friday 11:00 am until 7:00 pm.

Saturday 10:00 am until 4:00 pm

Sunday Noon until 4:00 pm

Closed Monday

 

 

Celebrate International Plein Air Painters’ Paint Out Weekend!

 
Sunday, September 10, 2017
9:00 AM – Noonish
Meet at the entry gate at 8:45 AM

 
The Palm Beach Zoo
1301 Summit Blvd, West Palm Beach, FL 33405

 
Payment to LWAL due by August 23, 2017
$20.00
Price includes admission and LWAL Members receive 1 free take-in for Sept. 18th exhibit,
‘Creatures Big & Small’. Non-Members get a donation to their affiliated art organization if applicable.

Artists responsible for bringing their own equipment and materials.

Mail checks for zoo event payable to:
Lake Worth Art League
PO Box 949, Lake Worth FL 33460
Cash or credit card payments in person at the LWAL Gallery: 604 Lucerne Ave, Lake Worth
Credit card payments can also be made via telephone at 561-586-8666.

 

 

 

With payment, please, provide:
Name/s of attending artist/s, phone & email, and local art association membership if applicable.
Payment to LWAL due by August 23, 2017

 

 

Questions, please, contact Cathy Turk
Cathy.lwartleague@gmail.com

 

For more information about the Lake Worth Art League’s events, exhibits, and membership visit:

 

www.lwartleague.orgfacebook.com/lwartleague

 

 

 

 

 

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