Mark Cohen’s SOLO Exhibit, “Mankind: What Happened” Opens At Armory Art Center December 13

The Armory Art Center invites you to a SOLO Exhibit by Faculty member, Mark Cohen.  The Opening Reception for “Mankind: What Happened” takes place on Thursday, December 13. The exhibit  makes us look at who we are and what we believe in, taking us from “what happened” to “what can each of us do to make this a better world”.   Visitors to today’s West Palm Beach Arts Festival can meet Mark at the Open House, as well as enjoy the Festival. The Rickie Report shares the details with an in depth interview with Mark Cohen and some sneak peeks of his exhibit.

 

811 Park Place   W. Palm Beach, FL 33401    

www.armoryart.org

(561) 832-1776

 

 

 

Meet the artist, Mark Cohen in the Gallery 

During the West Palm Beach Arts Festival

Today from 11 am – 4 pm

 

 

 

 

 

ARMORY  ART  CENTER

PRESENTS:

M  A  R  K        C  O  H  E  N

 SOLO  EXHIBIT :

“Mankind:  What  Happened”

Opening   Reception:

 

Thursday, December 13, 2018

6:00 – 8:00 pm

Non-Members: $5 | Members: Free

East & Greenfield Galleries

 

Exhibit runs November 30 – December 29, 2018

 

 

An exhibition of recent paintings, drawings, intaglio, and screen prints created at the Armory Art Center by faculty member and student, Mark Cohen. The collection makes us look at who we are and what we believe in. From the genocide of humans and animals in the last 75 years, this collection is snap shots that beg the question, “what has happened?.” The artist hopes that we can all take the next step and ask ourselves “What can I do to make this a better world?”

 

 

 

 

 

“Las Vegas” by Mark Cohen

 

 

Mark Cohen tells The Rickie Report, “Five years ago, I took a walk in the woods with my friend, Rabbi Howard Shapiro. We were at his home in Cedar Mountain, North Carolina. I was at a crossroads and needed help. So I asked my friend, “What does the Torah say about what I should do with the rest of my life.” He stopped walking.  And he said, “I’m retired. I’m not supposed to do this anymore.” After a brief moment or two, he said “Be Holy.” And we continued on our walk”.

 

 

 

Mark continues, “Unbeknown to Rabbi Shapiro, I had been watching him prepare for retirement for more than a year. And then he retired. I also watched Larry Bird, the basketball superstar, retire. And I watched my younger brother, Warren, retire. What they all had in common was they didn’t “retire.” I had no intention of retiring, but I did want to change my life. So, I watched the people I respected to see how they transitioned into new lives. What I learned was not to retire. You just do what you have always done, but differently. That was comforting”.

 

 

 

 

“9/11 Jumper” by Mark Cohen

 

 

Mark was ready to become a painter after a long career in advertising and marketing.  Being a painter was a life-long ambition.  “But, he says, ” I didn’t want to give up the other things that I’d always done.  So I didn’t!  I just made room for painting over a period of time and adjusted the time spent on my other activities.  I found the Armory Art Center: A place to learn how to paint, but so much more…a second family… including Board members, the Administration, faculty and students. Miroslav Antic, Jenny Day, Amber Tutwiler, Skip Measelle, Sam Perry, Bob Barra, Anthony Burks, Jr., Ron Garret and Richard Santiago are faculty members who have all contributed to my growth as an artist”. 

 

 

“I quickly found that the most difficult task in painting is choosing subject matter. I wanted to be an example for my son and daughter…that you could do something valuable later in life. That brings us back to Rabbi Shapiro’s admonition – ‘Be Holy’.  My interpretation of those words was ‘Do the Right Thing'”, Mark explains.

 

 

 

 

 

 

“Goodbye, Father Mike” by Mark Cohen

 

 

 

Mark clarifies, “To me, that meant paint about injustice. In a speech given at Amherst College on October 26, 1963, President John F. Kennedy passionately made the case for artists entering the societal issue venue when he said “If sometimes our great artists have been the most critical of our society, it is because their sensitivity and their concern for justice, which must motivate any true artist, makes him aware that our nation falls short of its highest potential. I see little of more importance to the future of this country than full recognition of the place of the artist.”

 

 

 

 

Mark Cohen feels that his purpose as an artist is to challenge our preconceived thinking about societal issues like genocide, foreign and domestic terrorism, racism, mass incarceration, police brutality, genocide of animals, mass shootings and gun violence in general, even what is art. “I hope my work makes people uncomfortable, for I believe that when people are uncomfortable it leads to the questioning of how and why these issues seem so difficult to confront and change”.

 

 

 

 

 

Mark Cohen is a graduate of Florida State University with BA and MFA degrees.  After graduation, he built a marketing communications firm that specializes in health care marketing. Clients included the University of Florida Physicians, Shands Hospital at the University of Florida, Duke University Medical Center, West Virginia University Hospitals, Scott & White in central Texas and many regional and community hospitals from Chicago to Miami. The firm earned hundreds of awards for creative excellence.

 

 

 

About The Armory Art Center:

 

 

The Armory Art Center’s art school and galleries provide creative opportunities to enhance your life. The Armory has served the community for over 30 years. The mission of the Armory Art Center is to inspire the creation and experience of art and the Armory’s vision is to be the leading community resource for arts education. Serving over 3,000 students annually, the Armory Art Center offers 160 courses per term in six terms throughout the year to students ranging in age from pre-school to retiree. Classes in drawing, painting, photography, jewelry, fiber, ceramics, and sculpture are held in 12 state-of–the-art studios. Twelve exhibitions are hosted annually in three galleries. Exhibitions, lectures, and special events are open to the public.

 

For more information:

Visit www.armoryart.org

or

Call (561) 832-1776

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Armory Art Salon Features Nadine Saitlin Discussing “Surface, Color And Form” On Tuesday, March 6

The Armory Art Center brings so many opportunities not only to artists, but to art lovers. The monthly Art Salons led by Elle Schorr allow all of us to meet and better understand the creative process with internationally, nationally and locally based artists.  Meet Nadine Saitlin on Tuesday, March 6th, as she discusses  “Surface, Color and Form” The public is invited.  The Rickie Report shares the details and a few sneak peeks.  Stop and look at the art…hear the creators…share the wonder!

 

 

811 Park Place   West Palm Beach, Florida 33401

(561) 832-1776     armoryart.org

 

AT THE ART SALON:

TUESDAY,  March 6, 2018

6:30 -8:30 pm

 

 “Surface, Color and Form”

PRESENTED BY

 NADINE SAITLIN

 

IN THE ARMORY ART CENTER LIBRARY

 

There’s a $10 fee to attend.
If you’d like to bring some snacks or drinks to share, that would be much appreciated. Feel free to share this announcement with friends.

Armory Art Center Gallery Hours:
Monday-Friday, 10:00 am – 5:00 pm, Saturday 10:00 am – 3:30 pm

* Exhibitions are open to the public

Art Salons continue to meet in the Armory Art Center Library on Tuesday nights, usually the first Tuesday of each month, 6:30 – 8:30 pm, from October through May. Salons are open to anyone who would like to participate in these lively discussions. There is a $10 donation for each salon.

 

 

Nadine Saitlin’s “Idlewild Drawing Sculpture”

 

Nadine shares, “As a practicing artist my goal is to create interesting surfaces, emotional color combinations and provocative forms that involve the audience in a visual adventure. My goal is to involve the audience in making personal connections and discovering new meanings”.

 

Nadine received her undergraduate degree from the School of the Art Institute of Chicago, and post graduate degrees from the University of Illinois, Champaign, and Michigan State University, East Lansing.  As an Arts Educator, she “created educational materials at CEMREL, Inc. a national research and development laboratory, directed a NEA Artist-In-Residence program, taught visual art at Chicago State University and was the Executive Director of the Illinois Alliance of Arts Education”.  As a Designer, she recently joined an e-commerce site where she adapts her artwork to clothing, handbags and home accessories. Visit the site with this link www.shopvida.com/collections/saitlin

 

Nadine has received many awards including the Dick Blick purchase prize, Best of Show All Florida Exhibition Boca Raton Museum of Art and Best of Show Kathryn Butler Gallery, and her work is represented in many private collections. Nadine’s artwork was on the cover of Kravis Center for the Arts’ Playbill Cover, at the Palm Beach International Airport, and her paintings were featured in A Walk Into Abstraction, ebook, Vol. #6 by Sue St. John. She has been in numerous Solo, Two Person and Special Exhibitions nationally.

 

“Prayerful Totem” by Nadine Saitlin

 

For more information please visit:  www.saitlinportfolio.net

 

 

The Armory Art Center’s art school and galleries provide creative opportunities to enhance your life. The Armory has served the community for over 30 years. The mission of the Armory Art Center is to inspire the creation and experience of art and the Armory’s vision is to be the leading community resource for arts education. Serving over 3,000 students annually, the Armory Art Center offers 160 courses per term in six terms throughout the year to students ranging in age from pre-school to retiree. Classes in drawing, painting, photography, jewelry, fiber, ceramics, and sculpture are held in 12 state-of–the-art studios. Twelve exhibitions are hosted annually in three galleries.

Exhibitions, lectures, and special events are open to the public.

For more information, visit www.armoryart.org or call (561) 832-1776

 

 

 

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Miami Art League’s Historic Roots Continue To Nurture Creativity And Professional Art Experiences. Register For Free Demo With K.D. Tobin On February 28

The Miami Art League is a unique local studio for artists and aspiring artists looking for an intimate setting in which to do creative visual arts – with or without instructionOn February 28th, The League features K.D.Tobin, a Golden Certified Working Artist for a FREE lecture/demo, “A to Z Acrylic Paint & More”. MAL was founded in 1930 by 12 Artists; included among them were Louise Zaring who studied in Europe with her friends Degas, Garrido and Renoir; and Carl Folke Sahlin, the famed Swedish painter.  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

 

 

 

 

 

Golden Lecture Demo February 28th

1:30 – 3:30pm

At Miami Art League

The Miami Art League is conveniently located at 9709 NE 2nd Avenue.

 

The Miami Art League will host a Free Demo at the League on February 28th, 1:30 – 3:30 with Golden Certified Working Artist Kevin Tobin, www.kdtobinart.com. This is a great way to learn about new materials and techniques, receive free materials and meet the folks at the Miami Art League. Please join us. RSVP by calling 305-757-3161.

You can follow the activities of the Miami Art League on FB at Miami Art League, check on the web at www.MiamiArtLeague.com or leave a message at 305-757-3161 or MiamiArtLeague@aol.com and an Artist will respond with more information.

 

The Miami Shores storefront is an inspiring open space offering:

Life Drawing Wednesday and Friday mornings

Water Media class Tuesday mornings with instruction and critique by Miami artist Inez Hollander, www.InezHollander.com

Drawing/Painting Class Thursday mornings and Drawing/Painting with Live Model and Instruction Saturday morning with each of these classes taught by the very talented Tony Coro. www.orocoro.com

In addition, there are Open Studio sessions during the week for Members who wish to work on their own projects without instruction.

Artists work in their own medium at easels provided by MAL Studio.

Classes are held in the Studio each day between 9:30am and 1pm Monday through Saturday.  This is your opportunity to stop by to view the studio or try a class!

2018 will bring extended programming including additional evening and Sunday classes.

 

Drawing/Painting Class Thursday mornings and Drawing/Painting with Live Model and Instruction Saturday morning with each of these classes taught by the very talented Tony Coro

 

Miami Art League Schedule

This studio was founded in 1930 by 12 Artists; included among them were Louise Zaring who studied in Europe with her friends Degas, Garrido and Renoir; and Carl Folke Sahlin , the famed Swedish painter.

The expertise and camaraderie continues into today’s world as the Miami Art League recently honored long time local watercolorist Ruth Karp, NWS, FWS for her 50+ years of painting and acclaim. Donations in honor of Ruth were utilized to begin the first Miami Art League Scholarship fund to aid talented teens to pursue their path through the art field.

In addition to being a welcoming and inspiring place to paint, Benefits of Membership include: on-site easels and drawing boards, individual cubbies for personal supplies, racks for drying paintings, free parking, coffee and snacks and a place to call home with friendly co-Members.

 

Presentation of Scholarship: Left to right: Ruth Karp,NWS, FWS; Scholarship Recipient Adrian; Raymond Dranoff  President Miami Art League; Linda Wolk Winters, MAL Community Co-ordinator.

 

 

 

Members also participate in Miami Art League Themed Exhibitions and, on a rotating basis, exhibit their work in the storefront bay window facing NE 2nd Avenue.

Annual Membership runs from January – December and is $150, $75 for students.

Individual classes are kept at $15 – $35 modest fees, to include artists of all ages and abilities to participate. There are also $5 Open Studio times when Artists may work on their own projects.

As a 501c3 nonprofit educational organization, the Miami Art League is proud of creating space for all members of the community, acknowledging that art is a key to creating a meaningful life – for all ages.

 

 

 

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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Kenneth Earl Dempsey is Featured Artist At Art on Park Gallery

Kenneth Earl Dempsey shares his lifetime love of artistry with us as his artwork and poetry are featured at Art On Park Gallery in Lake Park, FL.  The public is invited to meet the artist and enjoy the Opening Reception on Friday, November 10th.  The exhibit continues through Nov. 24th.  In addition to his art and classical studies, Kenneth was a critical care Registered Nurse in Afghanistan and Iraq as a career Officer, bringing a new level of care to soldiers abroad fighting for our freedoms.  As we approach Veterans Day, The Rickie Report is honored to be publishing this article.  We need to see beyond the uniform and the battle to find the spark of creativity within. Here are the details and some sneak peeks.

 

 

 

800 Park Avenue    Lake Park, FL 33403

561.345.2842      www.artistsofpalmbeachcounty.com

 

 

 

 

APBC   Art On Park Gallery

 

 

Presents:

Kenneth Earl Dempsey

“Across the Pond and Back Again – Positano +50”

Opening Reception:

Friday, November 10th

5  – 8 PM

Free Admission, Free Parking

 

 

 

Kenneth spent his formative years in rural and semi-rural New England, witnessing the splendor of the four seasons, occasionally drawing insects and then later people and places. Periodically, Ken would take out pen or brush and record what he observed in natural landscapes. A product of Parochial schooling, Ken had a strong foundation in the classics and in a patriotic view of America.

 

 

Artwork by Kenneth Earl Dempsey

 

 

 

After his family moved to various parts of New York, Ken decided to attend Art School at New York Institute of Technology in Olde Westbury. In his third year, Ken decided to attend a summer session at the Positano Art Workshop on the Amalfi Coast south of Naples at age 19. This would be an artistic and emotional awakening as he travelled about Europe witnessing art and beauty everywhere, and vowing to learn those languages he was hearing, and to see more of the world! Ken is now fluent in German and very good in Italian, still reading, and now writing poetry, in these languages.

 

Artwork by Kenneth Earl Dempsey

 

 

 

The art education was interrupted after three years by his country’s call, when he entered the U.S. Air Force in support of the War in Southeast Asia. Putting brushes aside, Ken would serve for five years, ending up in Southern Italy once more, and picking up pencils and brushes in his spare time, doing watercolors and experimenting with oils, while listening to Russian and other Classical music.  The next two decades would be marked by studies and work in Health Care, as a Respiratory Therapist then Registered Nurse in several venues including San Francisco, South Florida, Nuremberg, Germany and San Antonio, Texas. Ken studied stained glass making in Erlangen, Germany, and sketched scenes from travels in Europe.

 

 

 

After marrying and having four wonderful children, Ken resumed his military career. The Critical Care would come to the fore as Ken was commissioned in the Air Force, eventually deploying to Afghanistan, Iraq and Germany as cart of a Critical Care Air Transport Team, treating and resuscitating critically injured soldiers and marines in several parts of Asia, and creating an Intensive Care Unit in the sky, in the back of C-130, C-141 and C-17 aircraft. In down time, Ken studied Afghan faces and sketched them in graphite and conte crayon, further developing his skills in drawing portraits. In Europe and Asia and North Africa, Ken would study and record faces of people and works in galleries.

 

Artwork by Kenneth Earl Dempsey

 

 

 

Witnessing the suffering in Central Asia, while repairing broken bodies and souls, Ken began to draw and paint, and eventually to write poetry in honor of his children and family, and to express the anguish of war. Poetry and art have become cathartic for the artist, enabling a deeper exploration of the human condition, in an attempt to understand human nature and suffering after having experienced horrific loss personally and in the wartime experiences. A book of poetry is soon to be released entitled ‘Death at 50,000 feet and other stories of war’, recounting true and personal experiences. Other volumes of poetry are in development including a personal journey through grief to hope, entitled ‘Lamentosa e Speranza . Other poems reflect upon the seasons and man’s responsibility to safeguard God’s great creation – the Earth. Ken has recently expanded to sculpture (“Wounded Warrior”) and after discovering Haiku, has begun to merge art and poetry with philosophy and nature in newer works exploring morality and meditation.

 

 

Ken continues to serve fellow veterans, after retiring from the USAF, working at a VA Medical Center, and lives with his family in Wellington, FL and part time in Maggie Valley, NC. Ken travels with wife, Karen, to Europe and other places whenever possible. Seeing the world as an essentially beautiful place, a gift from God, Ken continues to look optimistically at life and love, hoping to make a contribution to mankind while instilling respect for the environment and culture.

 

 

For more information about this exhibit, future exhibits, classes and workshops please visit:

www.artistsofpalmbeachcounty.com

 

 

 

 

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Sugar Sand Park Community Center Features Artworks By Boca Museum Art School Students With Free Opening Reception November 1st

The Sugar Sand Park Community Center 
is hosting an exhibit of artwork by students of the 
Boca Raton Museum Art School.  The Opening Reception/Meet the artists  is on 
Wednesday, Nov. 1st.   The Exhibition is available October 26 to November 27, 2017
. Come and see over 120 artworks representing the cross section of art techniques and art styles taught in the Art School from abstract painting to stone sculpture. The Art School supports all creative styles, and encourages experienced as well as beginning students to exhibit their work. The Art School presents un-juried democratic exhibits.  The Rickie Report shares the details and some sneak peeks.

 

 

 

Sugar Sand Community Center

300 Military Trail     Boca Raton, FL  

http://www.sugarsandpark.org/community-center


Just south of Palmetto Park Road

 

 

 

SUGAR   SAND  COMMUNITY  CENTER

P R E S E N T S:

BOCA  RATON  MUSEUM  ART  SCHOOL

STUDENT   EXHIBITION

 

 

 

 

 

O P E N I N G   R E C E P T I O N/  M E E T   T H E   A R T I S T S

WEDNESDAY, NOVEMBER 1ST

6 – 8 PM

 Miles Masters’ Class

Exhibition Runs October 26 through  November 27, 2017

Free Admission and Free Parking

 

Ceramics Class

Enjoy an indoor art exhibit of one 120 works of art created by students of the Boca Raton Museum Art School. Visitors will see a cross section of art techniques and art styles taught in the Art School from abstract painting to stone sculpture.

 


Portrait Class

The Art School supports all creative styles, and encourages experienced as well as beginning students to exhibit their work. The Art School presents un-juried democratic exhibits.  


Art by Connie Commette

 

 

The Boca Raton Museum Art School offers classes for adults, teenagers, and children in seven studio areas: drawing, ceramics, jewelry, painting, photography, sculpture and textiles. Classes begin the week of October 30, 2017

 

For more information about this exhibit, classes and workshops:

801 West Palmetto Park Road Boca Raton, FL 33486

561-392-2503
artschool@bocamuseum.org     www.bocamuseum.org

 

 

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Lake Worth Art League Features Artist, Dana Axel And Announces “Acrylic Pour” Workshop With Jackee Swinson

The Lake Worth Art League has a lot going on!  The public is invited to the free Reception to meet Featured Artist, Diana Axel on Friday, October 20th.  Costumes are encouraged and prizes will be awarded!  In addition, Jackee Swinson will be offering a “Acrylic Pour” Workshop on Sunday, October 22nd.  There is member/non-member pricing for the Workshop.  The Rickie Report shares the details and some sneak peeks.

 

 

 

Gallery: 604 Lucerne Ave, Lake Worth FL (One block north of the Cultural Council)

561-586-8666

Lwartleague@gmail.com     www.lwartleague.org      facebook.com/lwartleague

NEW Gallery Hours:  Tuesday through Saturday  11am – 6pm

Sunday  Noon – 4 pm   Closed Mondays 

 

LAKE  WORTH  ART  LEAGUE

 PRESENTS:

 

FEATURE   ARTIST:

DANA   AXEL

 

OPENING   RECEPTION:

FRIDAY, OCTOBER 20th

6  – 8 PM

Costumes Encouraged!  Refreshments!  Prizes!

 


“Never Look Back” by  Dana Axel

 

Dana Axel has studied art since High School (Great Neck North Senior High), in Long Island, New York.  At Hofstra University, she was mentored by Professor Perle Fine, a major figure in the Abstract Expression era.  After receiving her B.S. in Education, Specialization Fine Arts as well as all of the painting courses towards the Master of Fine Arts, Dana taught art in the Port Washington School District, New York.

 

 

Artwork by Dana Axel

 

 

Dana’s artwork has been seen in many gallery shows in New York State and New England:  Emily Lowe Gallery; Heckshire Art Museum; Huntington Art League; South Shore Arts Council; the Plainview-Old Bethpage Library Art Shows;  Southern Vermont Art Center, and Stratton Mountain Arts Festivals. A proud member and exhibitor of the Lake Worth Art League since 2012, Dana has served on the Board of Directors for four years. Her paintings have been honored in a Two Person Art Exhibit in the South Palm Beach Town Council Hall, the Art Expo at Valencia Pointe, the Compass Community Center, and Artisans On The Ave in Lake Worth.

 

Artwork by Dana Axel

 

Dana tells The Rickie Report, “Using a “minimalist” vocabulary, I express my perception in a “visual voice” conveyed in a Hard-Edged Abstraction style. Predominantly painting with acrylic on canvas, my work is both non-representational and figurative.  I use collage as preliminary sketches for my paintings. Found imagery and forms are arranged, added to and subtracted from, until my concept emerges”.

 

 

JACKEE   SWINSON

“ACRYLIC     P O U R ”     W O R K S H O P

SUNDAY,  OCTOBER 22, 2017

 

Noon – 3 pm

Register by October 20th

 

 

 Acrylic Pour by Jackee Swinson

 

$20 for members/ $30 for non-members

Bring a canvas (suggested size is 16×20)

Paint will be supplied

 

 

 

Acrylic Pour by Jackee Swinson

 

Lake Worth Art League Mission: Fostering community involvement and appreciation of art while providing opportunities for artists of every skill level to explore, develop, and sell their creations!

 

For more information about these events or to become a member:

561-586-8666

Lwartleague@gmail.com

www.lwartleague.org

facebook.com/lwartleague

NEW Gallery Hours: Tuesday through Saturday 11am – 6pm

Sunday Noon – 4 pm Closed Mondays

 

 

 

 

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The Avenue® Viera Welcomes First Fall Craft Festival On October 14th – 15th

Metal sculptures, homemade dips and sauces, one-of-a-kind paintings, hand-painted clothing and more artisan creations will once again fill The Avenue® Viera from October 14 – 15 during the Fall return of The Avenue® Viera Craft Festival. The free, outdoor event brings together the state’s top craft artisans to the popular lifestyle shopping center for a two day, made-in-the-USA artistic celebration.  The Rickie Report shares the details and some sneak peeks.

 

www.artfestival.com

 

 

 

The Avenue® Viera Craft Festival

 Saturday, October 14 and Sunday, October 15

10 am – 5 pm Both days

 

2261 Town Center Avenue, Melbourne, FL 32940

Free and open to the public

 

Inna Scholer “Bluemarine Fantasy”

 

 

Presented by American Craft Endeavors (ACE), Florida’s longest established craft festival producer, unique and affordable arts and crafts will be showcased in the open-air, pedestrian friendly setting. The craft festival is pet friendly for leashed animals, and includes a full greenmarket of live plants, handmade soaps, delicious edibles and more. Leather works, customized collectibles, practical and whimsical works of all price ranges will be available for purchase. Each artisan is on-site during the entire festival, allowing patrons to meet and to discover the techniques and inspirations behind each piece as they sample and shop from the gallery-style booths.

 

Rita Beard  “Salt Run”

 

 

“We are thrilled to bring the craft festival back this fall to The Avenue® Viera,” says the Center’s General Manager Scott McCarthy. “The high-quality, artisan-created works serve as a wonderful complement to the Center’s own dynamic mix of local and premier retail offerings. It also serves as a wonderful, family-friendly event for our local community to enjoy.”

 

Carol Smith  Sea Glass and Metal

 

 

 

 

Information At-A-Glance:

• Juried outdoor craft showcase
• Original crafts – Handmade in America
• Unique and affordable gift items
• Prices set to suit all budgets – ranging from as little as $15 to $3,000
• Crafters hand-selected from hundreds of applicants
• All crafters on site for duration of festival
• Vast array of artistic media: including folk art, pottery, personalized gifts, handmade clothing, basket weaving, beaded utensils, candles, cork assemblage, fabric design, fiber quilts, fused glass, hair accessories, handbags & accessories, handmade cards, leather, mosaic, wood, painted wood, plaster craft, stained glass
• Green Market – exotic live plants, handmade soaps, savory dips, and gourmet sauces

 

 

Scott Buford Green Market

 

 

 

About American Craft Endeavors:

American Craft Endeavors (ACE) produces some of the state’s most exciting high-end juried craft shows in many of Florida’s vibrant downtown areas and popular tourist destinations including the Siesta Key Craft Festival (Sarasota, FL) and the Downtown Venice Art Festival and Craft shows (Venice, FL). The group’s founders personally select unique, culturally rich cities and towns for their show locations, providing a complete outdoor experience unmatched by other festivals.  All crafters are hand-selected from hundreds of applicants in order to ensure a superior event featuring diverse art media and the highest quality of original handmade crafts.

For additional information on The Avenue® Viera Craft Festival and other American Craft Endeavors craft shows, visit www.artfestival.com or call 561-746-6615.

 

 

 

 

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Wellington Art Society Features Exhibition And Public Reception At Wellington Community Center

The Wellington Art Society will host a free, public Reception for their latest art exhibit on Thursday, April 6, 2017  at the Wellington Community Center. The exhibit will feature eighteen paintings and will be the third exciting exhibit at the new Community Center. The featured artists are:  Rowena Limauro, Franklin Weiss, Kathryn Morlock, Cynthia Hockaden, Joanne Baker MacLeod, Aldo Cherres, Shirley Browne, Susan Mosley, and Toni Willey. Enjoy the light refreshments and special raffle. The Rickie Report shares the details and some sneak peeks.

 

 

 

 

WELLINGTON ART SOCIETY

INVITES  THE  PUBLIC:

RECEPTION AT COMMUNITY CENTER

Thursday April 6, 2017

5:00  –   6:45 pm

Wellington Community Center

12150 Forest Hill Boulevard Wellington, FL

On Forest Hill Boulevard just south of Wellington City Hall

 

FEATURED  ARTISTS:

Rowena Limauro

Franklin Weiss

Kathryn Morlock

Cynthia Hockaden

Joanne Baker MacLeod

Aldo Cherres

Shirley Browne

Susan Mosley

Toni Willey

 

 

 

“The Musicians” by  Aldo Cherres

 

“Beauty” by Toni Willey

“The Fair Melusina, The Mermaid” by Rowena Limauro

“Monarchs” by Cynthia Hockaden

 

WELLINGTON ART SOCIETY

The Wellington Art Society is a non-profit charitable organization in its 36th 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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Jeff Wiener, Artist And Publisher Of NY-Based Figurative Arts Magazine Offers Local Life Drawing Classes

Jeffrey Wiener, Miami-born artist and publisher of a NY-based Figurative Arts magazine has launched a new arts business operating out of Palm Beach County.  Wiener is regularly available to draw with students at the Loxahatchee National Wildlife Refuge on Sunday mornings during March and April.  “Sketch with Jeff” offers several Life Drawing classes in Landscapes, Still Life, Figure Drawing, Mobile Photography, and Drawing with Tablets like the iPad.  The Public is Invited to watch a demonstration of Life Drawing on the iPad in a Plein Air setting at the Loxahatchee National Wildlife Refuge on March 26th. His classes offer traditional artists a new challenge in Life Drawing using drawing and painting APPS.  Group rates are also available.  The Rickie Report shares the details and some sneak peeks.  This is a fabulous opportunity to learn new techniques from an expert!

 

 

 

“SKETCH   WITH   JEFF”

 

Free, Public Demonstration

Sunday, March 26th

9 – 11 am

Loxahatchee National Wildlife Refuge

Bring your tablets and pens! Details and sign up can be found on his website at http://jeffreywiener.gallery/life-drawing-classes/

 

 

 

 

Jeffrey Wiener Offering

Life Drawing classes in:

Landscapes, Still Life, Figure Drawing, Mobile Photography, and Drawing with Tablets like the iPad.

 

 

“Cafe: Aix en Provence, France” – watercolor on paper by Jeffrey Wiener

 

 

If you’d like to watch a demonstration of Life Drawing on the iPad in a Plein Air setting, join Jeffrey Wiener at the Loxahatchee National Wildlife Refuge on March 28, from 9am-11am. He’ll be working on an iPad drawing and will provide guests with tips for sketching and painting with the APP “Procreate”. Bring your tablets and pens! Details on the location and location can be found on his website at http://jeffreywiener.gallery/life-drawing-classes/

 

South Beach, Miami, FL – Pen and paper by Jeffrey Wiener

 

The fee of $40. for a single 2 hour class includes your drawing supplies. 4 Classes is $120. Group rates are also available. During March and April, Wiener is regularly available to draw with students at the Loxahatchee National Wildlife Refuge on Sunday mornings from 9-11am. See the http://jeffreywiener.gallery/life-drawing-classes/ for more details and to book a class.

 

Tablet Photo: (on screen) “Anna, Reclining” iPad drawing with Jeffrey Wiener

 

“Sketch with Jeff” also provides customized art programs for residential communities and “Sketch Parties” for those who want to run a Sketch Party in their own home, complete with drawing supplies for guests and a clothed or nude life model. Whether Plein Air or in studio, his classes are suitable for both beginners and professionals, with lessons focused on strengthening the core skills of Life Drawing found in both observation and technique.

 

Jeffrey Wiener – Drawing on the Highline, NYC

 

Jeffrey Wiener was born in Miami, Florida in 1961, and graduated from Florida State University in 1983. He has exhibited his surrealistic drawings and paintings in galleries from Miami to New York City where he resided for many years. Aside from running his digital production company Dangerous Media, he founded YoungMindInteractive.com, a publisher of Ebooks, games, and digital learning tools.

 

 

Drawing: Highline Park, Chelsea, NYC – iPad Sketch by Jeffrey Wiener

 

 

Jeffrey is also a figurative artist, and publisher of TheGreatNude.tv, a web-video magazine featuring artists who are dedicated to the nude. Now living in Boynton Beach, Wiener continues to create experimental artworks and video with the iPad, finding excitement in how technology has empowered Life Drawing, and allowing instant sharing or live streaming of the drawing process.

 

“Anna, Reclining” iPad drawing with Jeffrey Wiener

 

Jeffrey tells The Rickie Report,Since my near death experience, I have been rethinking what it means to be an artist. I thought I knew why I am here. I know little with certainty now except that life is short, and each of us has to blossom like a flower in this time we have. The artist observes things others cannot see, and has the unique ability to communicate what has been observed in ways that illuminate and reveal something new about humanity. That may be the artist’s only purpose. To observe and reveal”.

 

 

For more information about these classes, demonstration or artwork:

Artist Website: http://jeffreywiener.gallery/
“Sketch with Jeff”: http://jeffreywiener.gallery/life-drawing-classes/
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/jeffrey.wiener.98
Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/jeffreywiener/
LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/jeffreywiener/
Twitter: https://twitter.com/JeffWienerArt

 

 

 

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Free Admission And Parking For Wellington Art Fest On The Green Offering Fine Art, Fine Crafts And Activities

The 11th Annual Art Fest on the Green Fine Art and Fine Craft Show produced by the Wellington Art Society brings new artists, both nationally acclaimed and local. Everyone is invited to stop by on Saturday, January 28th and Sunday, January 29th. The show’s profits  go to the Wellington Art Society’s Scholarship Fund and other Community Programs. Art Fest on the Green features artists, live music, demonstrations, Children’s Art Activity Tent, food trucks and activities for all ages in a beautiful setting on the green of the Amphitheater. The Rickie Report shares the details.

 

 

 

 

WELLINGTON ART SOCIETY

 

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INVITES  YOU  TO:

 

 

11th Annual Art Fest on the Green in Wellington

 

Saturday, January 28  9am-5pm

Sunday,  January 29 10am – 4pm

Wellington Amphitheater

12100 W. Forest Hill Blvd. in Wellington, FL

FREE ADMISSION      FREE PARKING

 

 

 

 

 

This juried fine art and fine craft show will feature artists from around the country showing their original artwork across many mediums including painting, sculpture, ceramics, jewelry, leather, glass, mixed media, and photography. Many artists will be working on site. The juried fine artists participating in the festival were chosen for their creativity, mastery of the technique, and degree of excellence. Also, this year several artists will be presenting their latest art works exclusively at the Show, offering originals and limited editions for sale.

 

 

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Painting by Len Jagoda

 

Len Jagoda, elected member of the American Artists Professional League and Juried member of the American Academy of Equine Artists, will unveil his recently completed commissioned painting of “American Pharaoh “’ www.backstretchstudio.com

 

 

 

WASArt Fest Powell- OZ

Raku Vessel by Barbara Powell

 

 

 

 

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Painting by Deborah LaFogg

 

 

Deborah La Fogg, award winning nature/animal artist recently won Best in Show at the National Park Art Exhibition and awards at the 16th annual Pastel 100 Competition. The artist will present her most recent work ” Three Amigos”. www.lafogg.com

 

WASArt Fest Cahue Cherry amber necklace

Cherry Amber Pendant by Cahue

 

Illustrator, educator, and award winning artist and top Art Show favorite, Laurie Snow Hein will feature her most recent oil paintings of the Southern Landscape-alive with sparkling light and vibrant color. Laurie’s work is published and licensed worldwide. www.lauriesnowhein.com

 

 

WASArt Fest Sorge- Loopy sculpture

Loopy Sculpture by Sorge

 

 

Children will have a great time creating their own work of art to take home at the Children’s Art Activity Tent. Live acoustic music featuring everyone’s favorite tunes will be performed by Bobby G. and his musician friends during the Show. Food trucks will be on site offering a variety of delicious food.

 

WASArt Fest Doyal Many waters

“Many Waters” 3D artwork by Lynn Doyle

 

 

 

For more information about WAS please visit: www.wellingtonartsociety.org

 

 

The Wellington Art Society, a 501 c3 charitable organization, has over 100 members- artists and art enthusiasts. WAS provides a platform for artists of all mediums to share their work, learn more about their craft, and serve the community through their art. Proceeds from Art Fest help fund the Wellington Art Society’s scholarship awards program and other art outreach programs.

 

 

 

 

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Rickie@therickiereport.com  561-537-0291

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