See Where Creativity Takes Flight At Palm Beach International Airport’s Art In Public Places Gallery. Free Public Reception February 20 To Meet The Artists

We’ll see you at the airport on Thursday, February 20! The Rickie Report shares the details of the next Artist Reception which is free and open to the public. There’s no need to buy a ticket  because the Art at the Airport Exhibit will take you on journeys without packing a bag! The Palm Beach International Airport is one of the most popular art galleries in the County.  ATTENTION ART LOVERS and TRAVELERS: We promise you a more enlightened experience than you’d have rushing to your gate, sitting and waiting for your flight.  This is a great teaching moment for families waiting for loved ones to arrive.  Walk by the artwork and talk about what the children see! Kudos, Elayna Toby Singer for updating and rejuvenating this program! All artwork is for sale and artists receive 100% of sale price!

 

 

 

 

 

 

MEET  THE  ARTISTS  RECEPTION

THURSDAY,  FEBRUARY 20, 2020

5:30 – 7 PM

Free admission,  Live music, Lite Bites

 

 

 

 

 

MEET THE ARTISTS:

 

 

Sue Archer

Sandra Douglas

Lorin Duckman

Carol Erenrich

Sandy Friedkin

Nicole Galluccio

Patricia Magna

Sally Painter

Candace Platz

Sharon Pollak

Suzanne Redmond

Lori Royce

Holly Rutchey

Barry Seidman

Janet Siegel Rogers

 

To place your name on the registry:

www.pbcgov.com/fdo/art/

For more information about Art at the Airport please contact:

Elayna Toby Singer

2633 Vista Parkway     West Palm Beach, FL 33411-5603
(561) 233-0235    Fax: (561) 233-0206

Email: esinger@pbcgov.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 34986

Art Synergy 2020 Invites Artists And Art Lovers To Art Synergy Biblio/Art Palm Beach January 31 Through February 3 At Palm Beach County Convention Center. What Is Your Interpretation Of “Biblio”?

See how artists interpreted “Biblio” at Art Synergy BIBLIO 2020/ArtPalmBeach! From January 31 – February 3, the Palm Beach County Convention Center will be charged with artistic energy, which you’ll want to be part of!  Celebrating its 7th year and guided by Rolando Chang Barrero and Ilene Gruber Adams, the field of artists was opened internationally. It was juried by John Cutrone, Director of the Jaffe Center for Book Arts at Florida Atlantic University Libraries. If you want to volunteer to be part of this exhilarating event, we need you! Art Synergy is the unique countywide movement of artists, businesses, and civic leaders committed to unifying and promoting the diverse culture of Palm Beach County’s and South Florida’s vibrant arts community.  Kudos to all involved!  The Rickie Report shares the details here.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

January 31 – February 3

Noon – 7 pm

Palm Beach County Convention Center

650 Okeechobee Blvd  West Palm Beach, FL

 

To Volunteer:  

Email:  ArtSynergyPBC@gmail.com

Get Tickets and Use SYNERGY10 CODE:

https://www.nextlevelfairs.com/tickets/e/10/art-palm-beach-2020  

 


A juried exhibition celebrating the book as art.  Visual artist have for centuries created illuminated manuscripts, visual journals, art books, sculptures and other renditions and interpretations of “book.”  Since antiquity the creation and construction of books, be they bound or loses sheets, has served as an important and vital means of documenting and preserving culture with text and/or imagery.  From the original scrolls of Ancient Egypt created on papyrus to the magnificent sculptural books of Anselm Kiefer creator of lead sheets- the book has taken many forms.

 

 

MEET THE  ARTISTS:

 

Liz Segall

HV Albrecht

Vincent Hawley

Kristen Miller Hopkins

Missy Pierce

Jeanne Jaffee

Williaam Torenzo Gann Ganaway

Michelle Drummond

Katie Prock

Witha Lequesta

Friederun Frederichs

Marilyn Walter

Harriet Silverstein

Emily Connell

 

Juror:

John Cutrone, Director, JCBA: Jaffe Center for Book Arts Florida Atlantic University Wimberly Library

John Cutrone is Director of the Jaffe Center for Book Arts at Florida Atlantic University Libraries, as well as a partner in Lake Worth’s Convivio Bookworks, a book arts studio specializing in limited edition letterpress printed books and broadsides (www.conviviobookworks.com). He is the author of the Convivio Book of Days blog, which explores the quirkier side of seasonal traditions, encouraging us to live the ceremony of each day (www.conviviobookworks.com/blog).

 

 

 

For more information about specific events or how to get involved:

www.artsynergy.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 34986

Art Synergy 2020 Invites Artists And Art Lovers To Unleashed Art Fair, Inaugural Dinner & Awards On Saturday, January 25; Art Synergy Biblio/Art Palm Beach January 31 Through February 3

Art Synergy 2020 has a lot going on this season with three exciting events. Begin with the Unleashed Art Fair and the Art Synergy Inaugural VIP Dinner and Awards on January 25  in Industry Alley. Then move to the Palm Beach County Convention Center for Art Synergy/Biblio January 31 – February 3.  In its 7th year, Art Synergy, guided by Rolando Chang Barrero and Ilene Gruber Adams, the field of artists has been opened internationally! Juried by John Cutrone, Director of the Jaffe Center for Book Arts at Florida Atlantic University Libraries, and partner in Lake Worth’s Convivio Bookworks, this promises to be exhilaratingArt Synergy is the unique countywide movement of artists, businesses, and civic leaders committed to unifying and promoting the diverse culture of Palm Beach County’s and South Florida’s vibrant arts community.  Kudos to all involved!  The Rickie Report shares the details here.

 

 

 


THREE  EVENTS  YOU   WANT   TO   ATTEND!!!

 

 

 

 

SATURDAY, JANUARY 25

5 -11 PM

$10 at Entrance  

Get your tickets:

https://www.eventbrite.com/e/unleashed-art-fair-vision-2020-tickets-78819987705

 


1.Art Synergy’s Unleashed Art Fair is the organization’s most successful fundraising arts event of the year. The bi-annual event highlights the best of the local Palm Beach County arts and entertainment scene. Unleashed Art Fair is the brainchild of Rolando Chang Barrero and Ilene Gruber Adams of Art Synergy who wanted to spotlight the emergent artists and musicians of Palm Beach County which has fast become one South Florida’s leading world-class art and cultural destinations.  Go to: Cultural Council of Palm Beach County

VISION 2020, the theme for this year’s Unleashed Art Fair and Fundraiser, is built upon the foundation and mission of “Aspire to Inspire” and will be held at Industry Alley, located at 2600 Florida Ave, West Palm Beach, Florida. The venue has been generously donated by developer and visionary Hunter Beebe who also donated the Warehouse District for Unleashed in 2017. 

 

Live Concert by:  ANTARES BAND WPB

Performances: Sandra L. Portal-Andreu,  Tabitha Bartley

Live Painting:  Plein Air Palm Beach

Installations:  Adam Dolle Studio, Heather Couch, Sibel Kocabaşı – Buğdanoğlu, Suzanne Mulholland Barton

Artists: Craig McInnis, Renata Rodrigues, Eduardo Mendieta, Dan Leahy

Special Artist Coop Project and installations by:  Easton Art Galleries
Featuring…

Petrina Easton
Amy Reshefsky
Johnathon Bomser
Keith “Boom Boom” Fleischer
Latasha Spencer
Jeannie Walsh & Victor Avile
Howard Sherman
Roxanne Lewis
Elliott Block
Rosie Sherman
Bonnie Perlin
Edie Minkoff
Barbara Tansky
Elisa
Artist by the Sea Group

 

 

 

 

SATURDAY, JANUARY 25

7-10 PM

Get your Tickets:

https://www.eventbrite.com/e/art-synergy-vision-2020-awards-and-dinner-tickets-87285179321

 



2. Art Synergy Inaugural VIP Dinner & Award (Tickets: $150-$1200)

Join us for an inaugural celebration of Palm Beach County visionaries dedicated to contributing to the success of cultural growth in the area.

Go to:Cultural Council of Palm Beach County

 

 

 

 

Vision 2020 Honorees:


Keith James, Mayor of City of West Palm Beach
Hunter Beebe, Managing Principal, Health Real Estate Capital
Dave Lawrence, President & CEO Cultural Council of Palm Beach County
Elayna Toby Singer, Administrator, The Palm Beach County Art in Public Places
Elliot Bostwick Davis, Director and CEO, Norton Museum of Art 

Featuring the Vivacious Latin Sounds by the Two-Time Grammy Award Winner, Marlow Rosado  “Salsa Legend Marlow Rosado… dabbles in multiple musical genres, incorporating elements of salsa, merengue, bachata and reggaetón into his compositions.” The Cornell Daily Sun

Scrumptious Dinner & Desert catered by Ken Keifer

Sinful French Martini Bar sponsored by Chambord

Reception by Old Forester & Glen Dronach

Enchanting Wines by Table 26 table26palmbeach.com

Floral Arrangements by Austintatious Designs

Exclusive Installation by Adam Dolle


January 31 – February 3

Noon – 7 pm

Palm Beach County Convention Center

650 Okeechobee Blvd  West Palm Beach, FL

 

 

3.Bibilo 2020 | Art Synergy at Art Palm Beach

A juried exhibition celebrating the book as art.  Visual artist have for centuries created illuminated manuscripts, visual journals, art books, sculptures and other renditions and interpretations of “book.”  Since antiquity the creation and construction of books, be they bound or loses sheets, has served as an important and vital means of documenting and preserving culture with text and/or imagery.  From the original scrolls of Ancient Egypt created on papyrus to the magnificent sculptural books of Anselm Kiefer creator of lead sheets- the book has taken many forms.

Juror: John Cutrone, Director, JCBA: Jaffe Center for Book Arts Florida Atlantic University Wimberly Library

John Cutrone is Director of the Jaffe Center for Book Arts at Florida Atlantic University Libraries, as well as a partner in Lake Worth’s Convivio Bookworks, a book arts studio specializing in limited edition letterpress printed books and broadsides (www.conviviobookworks.com). He is the author of the Convivio Book of Days blog, which explores the quirkier side of seasonal traditions, encouraging us to live the ceremony of each day (www.conviviobookworks.com/blog).

 

 

 

For more information about specific events or how to get involved:

www.artsynergy.org

Email:  ArtSynergyPBC@gmail.com

For inquiries and interview with artists and musicians contact RolandoBarrero@mac.com

 

 

 

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

Palm Beach International Airport Opens New Airport Gallery In Partnership With Palm Beach County Art In Public Places. Call For Artists Opens Now!

Palm Beach International Airport, in partnership with Palm Beach County Art in Public Places, is excited to announce the opening of the new Airport Art Gallery!  The new exhibition space boasts enhanced display walls and lighting to better showcase high quality art created by professional and emerging artists who call Palm Beach County home. Works by 15 artists will be featured in exhibitions that change three times a year. A new video interview element will present personal behind the scenes perspectives from artists about creative process, what inspires them, and other interesting insights into making art with varying materials, techniques and styles. Artist interviews will play on a continuous video loop at the Airport Art Gallery and will air as the “Creativity Takes Flight” show on Palm Beach County’s TV station Channel 20, with clips shared via social media.  The Rickie Report shares the details of this Call To Artists. The Deadline is December 2, 2019.  Everyone is invited to the Public Reception on Thursday, February 20, 2020.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

CALL to ARTISTS

PALM BEACH INTERNATIONAL AIRPORT

 

 

 

DEADLINE: December 2, 2019 at  4 pm

 

 

Open to Palm Beach County Residents

 

 

 

 Public Reception:

Thursday, February 20, 2020

5:30 – 7:00 pm

 

 

 

EXHIBITION DATES

December 11, 2019 – April 8, 2020

 

Centrally located on level 2 in the atrium near the putting green, the Art Gallery’s pre-security location encourages passengers and locals to discover the exceptional works by locally and internationally renowned artists. As a major gateway to South Florida, Palm Beach International Airport serves over 6.7 million passengers annually and offers over 200 nonstop flights daily.

 

 

 

 

EXHIBITION DATES

December 11, 2019 – April 8, 2020

 

EXHIBITION THEME

Artfully Discovering The Palm Beaches highlights the diverse beauty there is to discover throughout Palm Beach County.

 

ARTWORK SPECIFICATIONS

Artwork must be:

  • Two-dimensional. Finished on all sides or framed, wired across top third. ALL mediums welcome. No reproductions.
  • Minimum size: 30” width x 30” height including frame. Maximum size: 56” width x 70” height including frame.

 

ONLINE APPLICATION & IMAGE SUBMITTAL

  • Only one artwork per artist.

 

Art submittal is a two-step process. The first step requires that you complete the application. The second step requires emailing jpeg images of your artwork. Jpeg images of your artwork shall not exceed 1920 pixels on the longest side. Please name the artwork file–Lastname_Firstname. If you are submitting an additional jpeg image of your framed artwork, please name second file ArtworkWithFrame_Lastname_Firstname. If the combined file size of submitted jpeg images exceeds 20MB, Palm Beach County cannot receive them.

 

Please click here to complete application. At the end of completing the application form, you will be prompted to email jpeg images of your artwork.

 

SCHEDULE

  • Online Application & Images Due: December 2, 2019 4:00pm

 

  • Art Acceptance Notification: December 6, 2019 4:00pm

 

  • Deliver Artwork to Airport Art Gallery / Artist Video Interviews:  December 11, 2019, 9:30am-2:30pm

To facilitate artwork delivery and the video interview process, accepted artists will be assigned a time to drop off their artwork, and be interviewed. Artists should plan to be at the Airport Art Gallery for at least 30 minutes to complete art intake and their interview. Upon notification, selected artists will receive delivery time and interview questions in order to prepare for the interview.  If artists are not available to deliver their work personally at assigned delivery time, their artwork will still be included in the video, but without an interview.

 

  • Reception: February 20, 2020, 5:30-7:00pm

 

  • Pick-Up Artwork at Airport Art Gallery: April 8, 2020  10:00-11:00am

 

JUDGE

Nichole Hickey began creating art at a young age and has been working in the arts field for 19 years. Currently she is focusing on her new body of mixed media works, as well as curating personal and public collections. Formerly she worked with Palm Beach County professional artists for 9 years, curating and installing exhibitions. She also represented gallery artists and sought out new talent for a Palm Beach gallery, which took her to Manhattan and all over the world.  Her B.A. is in Art History from the University of Wisconsin.

 

CURATOR

Elayna Toby Singer, Palm Beach County Art in Public Places Administrator

 

ART SALES

Artists keep 100% of income from sales. Artwork that sells cannot be removed until the end of the show.

 

EXHIBITION RECEPTION

On February 20, 2020 at 5:30pm the public is invited to meet featured artists and discover their extraordinary talents. With live music by locally based performance artists and yummy refreshments, this event is one of season’s most popular happenings. Complimentary parking is offered to reception attendees in the Short Term Parking Lot, excluding SunPass.

 

FOR MORE INFORMATION:

Elayna Toby Singer, Art in Public Places Administrator

(561) 233-0235

 esinger@pbcgov.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 34986

Palm Beach County Art in Public Places Opens Its Registry For PBC Residents In Preparation For New Exhibition And New Public Art Opportunities

Palm Beach County Art in Public Places is getting ready to launch a new exhibition opportunity and a new public art project that will be open only to Palm Beach County artists in the Fall.  If you are not yet on the registry list, this is the time to sign up. There is no charge and you will receive emails about Artist Opportunity announcements. The Rickie Report shares the details here and asks you to share this information with friends and colleagues.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Commissioned by Palm Beach County Art in Public Places:

“Knowledge is Her Future”, mural by Andrew Reid at Belle Glade Branch Library

 

 

When Artists are part of Palm Beach County’s construction projects, our public spaces, buildings and streetscapes are enriched for all to enjoy.  Inspired by The Palm Beach’s natural beauty and diverse communities, the County’s “Public Art Places” reveal contemporary and historical local stories to create a distinct sense of place. Local, statewide and nationally acclaimed Artists compete for the opportunity to create site-specific works in communities Countywide.

 

 

Register at this link:

 http://discover.pbcgov.org/fdo/art/Pages/Artist-Registry.aspx

 

 

 

 

 

For more information about this:

Elayna Toby Singer

Palm Beach County Art in Public Places

2633 Vista Parkway  West Palm Beach, FL 33411

http://www.pbcgov.com/fdo/ART

esinger@pbcgov.org

(561) 233-0235

 

 

 

 

 

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

 

 

The Thriving Art Exchange Continues With A Virtual Town Hall On Monday, April 1. Stay Involved And Let’s Make Our Goals Realities! Free To Attend. Register Now!

The Clark Hulings Fund For Visual Artists continues The Thriving Art Exchange at a Virtual Town Hall on Monday, April 1. Even if you didn’t participate in our first exchange at CJR Fine Arts & Frame, everyone is welcome to engage in the important work of building and maintaining our visual art community in Southeast Florida.  Honoring Rickie Leiter, publisher of The Rickie Report, for her work in bringing together diverse artists, art lovers, and institutions, was only the first step. We look forward to hearing your voice in this online community exchange, so register (free) NOW!  Join Daniel DiGriz (CHF), Neil Capozzi (Martin Arts Council), Rickie Leiter (TRR), and Elayna Toby Singer (Art in Public Places PB County). Let’s take the next step together!  The Rickie Report shares the links to register, listen, and ask questions.

 

 

 

 

 

Clark Hulings Fund for Visual Artists

 

 

 

The Clark Hulings Fund will host another online community exchange:

Monday,  April 1, 2019

4:00 p.m.

Even if you didn’t participate in the first exchange,

You are invited to take part in this one!  

 

Please feel free to share this information with your visual arts colleagues.

 

To view the live broadcast April 1st 4:00 PM (or the recording afterward) visit: 
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lHV1zukpnbI

 

 

That link includes the chat window for asking questions.

To ask questions, you’ll just need to log in with your google account.

We will also take questions and comments from Twitter that use the hashtag #CHF.

 

 

 

 

REGISTER (Free):  clarkhulingsfund.org/taewelcome

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

As promised, we are following up on our recent events in South Florida with a Thriving Art Exchange Virtual Town Hall! Please join us Monday, April 1st at 4:00 PM (Eastern) to continue to discuss the state of the visual art industry in South Florida, and brainstorm ways to better meet the needs of its stakeholders. We are delighted to welcome panelists including Rickie Leiter, publisher of The Rickie Report; Elayna Toby Singer, artist and Palm Beach County Art in Public Places administrator; and Neil Capozzi, chair of the Arts Council of Martin County, owner of Stuart Art Supply & Studio, and board member of Martin Artisans Guild.

 

 

The Thriving Art Exchange brings together the art world’s various players to engage in constructive dialogue, structured brainstorms, and honest debates about the future of the industry, locally, regionally, and nationally. The ultimate goal is to foster positive transformation and build a vibrant community that serves all its members.

 

 

Elizabeth Hulings tells The Rickie Report, “After our live learning events have ended, we always hear from participants who tell us how much they’ve been impacted by the experience. That feedback is only part of the story, though. The other part is how much WE learn from all of you”. Rickie Leiter is proud to be named to the Advisory Board of the Clark Hulings Fund!

 

Debut of The Thriving Art Exchange:

 

 

On January 31st, we kicked off three days of art-business talk in south Florida with a reception at Claire and Jack Rosen’s CJR Fine Arts & Frame gallery in Royal Palm Beach. The event marked the debut of CHF’s Thriving Art Exchange, which brings together leading voices from all facets of the art world to foster dialogue in the industry—both in person and online. In this time of upheaval, we’re encouraging collaboration and helping to build an art industry where everyone can thrive.

 

Rickie Leiter, Publisher of The Rickie Report details our discussion questions at the inaugural Thriving Art Exchange at CJR Fine Art & Frame

 

 

The following morning marked the start of our Ft. Lauderdale Art-Business Conference at ArtServe, co-hosted by the Broward County Cultural Division and sponsored by Wells Fargo. The event drew an impressive and inspiring bunch of artists! South Florida’s arts community is in savvy and passionate hands. Our interactive workshops are designed to be their own kind of Thriving Art Exchange, fostering dialogue and collaboration. We provided these artists with a strong foundation for growing their businesses, and they in turn shared their stories and offered us terrific suggestions that we’ll be incorporating into future conferences and CHF curricula.

 

 

 

Participants in the Ft. Lauderdale Art-Business Conference February, 2019

 

 

 

Smack in the middle of the workshops, four leaders from the local arts community graciously shared their expertise in our Roundtable Q&A: Ilene Adams, marketing expert, graphic designer, and artist; Deborah Bigeleisen, painter and former owner of a global textile print-design company; Janeen Mason, artist, curator, author, illustrator, speaker, and arts advocate; and Rickie Leiter, publisher of The Rickie Report (which covers southeastern Florida’s visual-art scene) and guest of honor at our Thriving Art Exchange Reception. (To learn more about all four, read their full bios on our event page.)

 

 

Janeen Mason, Rickie Leiter, Ilene Gruber Adams, Deborah Bigeleisen

 

 

 

 

These amazing women led a spirited discussion that covered a lot of ground, including how to find public art and grant opportunities; getting involved with south Florida’s local gallery scene; and making art fairs work for you. Ultimately, participants learned that art-business success requires engaging with people in honest and meaningful ways. It’s not about sales but rather true connections.

 

 

Daniel DiGriz, Education Director at CHF tells The Rickie Report, “The single most important statistical predictor of life expectancy is that you’re alive. The longer you’re alive, the longer you’re going to live. It’s funny, but it underscores the incredible power of inertia”.

 

Thriving Art Exchange Inaugural Event at CJR Fine Arts & Frame

 

 

“When I see people on the verge of changing their lives and careers, really propelling themselves forward in quantum bounds, the single biggest predictor of whether they will actually do it, is the step they’re taking right now. If they’re not doing something about it at this very moment, the likelihood and the opportunity plummets”.

 

“I want to see artists make irrevocable changes that accelerate their businesses—so that they mark a before this moment and after this moment on their professional calendars. So it’s not rhetoric to say that this is your last chance. Every chance is your last. Every opportunity missed reduces the likelihood of another opportunity”.

 

JOIN IN OUR VIRTUAL TOWN HALL DISCUSSION!

 

REGISTER (Free):  clarkhulingsfund.org/taewelcome

 

 

 

For more information, please visit https://clarkhulingsfund.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 34986

 

Art Synergy/Art Forms Features 15 Artists At Art Boca Raton’s International Art Fair

Art Synergy/Art Forms is proud and excited to be a part of Art Boca Raton for the second year.  Over 50 artists applied and were juried by James Lancel McElhinney, a renowned artist, writer, and curator from New York. Fifteen artists were selected to exhibit in Art Synergy/Art Forms.  The public is invited to this International Contemporary Art Fair March 16, 17, and 18th at the International Pavilion of the Palm Beaches at the Research Park on the grounds of Florida Atlantic University. The Rickie Report shares the details and some sneak peeks!

 

 

 

 

 

March 16 – 18, 2017

Join Us at Boca Raton’s Collector’s Reception
March 16 – 17,  5 – 7 pm

 

International galleries will be exhibiting modern, contemporary and emerging art on

March 16-18, 11 am-7 pm

March 19, 11 am-6 pm

Location:
International Pavilion of the Palm Beaches

at the Research Park

on the grounds of Florida Atlantic University

3450 NW 8th Avenue    Boca Raton, FL 33431

Parking:

Valet parking and free self parking are available.

 

“Don’t Bet On It” by Laura Ann Jacobs

 

The Art Synergy/Art Forms artists:

Robert Schwartzman

Tony Khawam

Adriano Ficarelli

Silvia Riquezes

Laura Ann Jacobs

Ericka Cespedes

Vicki Siegel

Zbigniew Kijak

Judith Shah

Eileen Shaloum

Deborah LaFogg

Elayna Toby Singer

Michael D’Amato

Heather Sisk

 

“The Donald” by Zbigniew Kijak

 

 

 

Art Boca Raton returns to the Research Park at FAU for its second edition. This dynamic contemporary art fair from the organizers of Art Palm Beach offers collectors a new approach to collecting fine art. Art Synergy is a 501(c)(3) art organization.

 

 

“Wired” by Vicki Siegel

 

Juror’s Statement: March 3, 2017

Sir Alec Issigonis is said to have defined a camel as a horse, designed by committee. Exhibition curators assemble bodies of work, while juried shows are selected from bodies of work the juror did not assemble. The challenge then is to find some kind of hypothetical logic that would allow the juror to create a selection that might have been curated.

In today’s world, polemics of style or taxonomies of media have passed their sell-by date. In the digital age, objects created to engage the viewer and stimulate a response find sudden unity in sharing the distinction of physicality. The question becomes not just one of craft, or even of originality, but how thoughtfully the artwork manifests a sense of purpose, generates an encounter, and delivers an experience. My selection focused on works engaged less in exposition, and more in exploring processes associated with close scrutiny, travel, gender, identity, crisis, sexuality,and mass-media. It was a pleasure to spend time with all of the entries, and equally difficult to narrow the selection from fifty to fifteen—the limit set for accepted entries. My hope is these selections will benefit from their dialogue.

–James Lancel McElhinney
http://mcelhinneyart.com

 

“Untitled” by Heather Sisk

 

 

For more information about Art Synergy:

www.artsynergy.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 34986

 

FREE Biennial 2017 International Kinetic Art Exhibit and Symposium, February 3rd – 5th

The 2017 International Kinetic Art Exhibit and Symposium, February 3-5, is a FREE Biennial event taking place in Boynton Beach, FL.  Kinetic art is art that moves with the help of wind, light, water or other elements.  This event will connect attendees to one-of-a-kind visual art experiences, 12 iconic outdoor kinetic artworks, over 60 indoor kinetic artworks, interactive installations, symposium presentations, art and technology displays, kinetic entertainment and international artists.  This is a Not-To-Be-Missed International event happening right in our own backyard!  Award-Winning artist, Elayna Toby Singer will unveil Kinetic Art “Room” suspended among trees February 4-5.  The public is invited to be part of interactive temporary tree art installation “Kinetic Intentions”.  The Rickie Report shares the details and some sneak peeks.

 

 

 

 

 www.IntlKineticArtEvent.org

 

 

 

 

2017 International Kinetic Art Exhibit and Symposium

 

 

February 3 – 5,  2017

Friday,  Feb. 3

Opening Reception 6-8pm  

 

Saturday Feb. 4

9 am – 6 pm

Sunday, Feb. 5

10am – 6 pm

FREE   TO   THE   PUBLIC

100 East Boynton Beach Blvd., Boynton Beach, FL 33435

561-742-6010

Contact: Debby Coles-Dobay   ColesDobayD@bbfl.us

For Full Schedule:

 IntlKineticArtEvent.org

 BoyntonBeachArts.org

 

HIGHLIGHTS:

 

Cultural District – E. Ocean Ave. from Seacrest Blvd. to Fed. Hwy.
Self-guided tour featuring 16 outdoor kinetic sculptures

ASL Interpreted tours begin at 10 am & 2 pm, at Exhibition Tent on the corner of E. Ocean Ave. & Seacrest Blvd.

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Kinetic – Intentions by Elayna Toby Singer

 

 

 

 

 

High school students at Boynton Beach Community High School create mini-mobile kinetic art project

 

 

 

 The students created the mobiles in visual art instructor Ms. Gwenn Seuling’s class. The mobiles, along with participant’s written intentions, will cover four downtown trees to create a curtained outdoor “room” with positive messages that will blow in the wind. The project gave high school students enrolled in visual arts, earth science and computer classes an opportunity to participate in a community project and to learn about kinetic art. 

 

 

Award-Winning Artist Elayna Toby Singer

Unveils Kinetic Art “Room”

Suspended Among Trees

February 4-5

 

Public invited to be part of interactive temporary tree art installation “Kinetic Intentions” 

 

 


“Kinetic Intentions” is commissioned by the City of Boynton Beach Art in Public Places. Visit www.elaynatobyart.com/kineticintentions for more info about this community creation. For more info about the International Kinetic Art Festival please visit www.intlkineticartevent.org.

 

Elayna Toby Singer

 

The temporary site specific art installation Kinetic Intentions is the brainchild of Elayna Toby Singer, last year’s International Kinetic Art “People’s Choice” winner. Over two days, February 4-5, Kinetic Intentions will “come to life” in the park just east of Boynton’s Civic Center, as thousands of festival attendees create and attach Intention Ribbons, and mini-Mahogany mobiles (or select from hundreds on display from community workshops) to recycled washers on the 150 six-foot kinetic strands.  Visitors to the International Kinetic Art Exhibit and Symposium will be drawn to walk in and around the magical outdoor “room” made of twirling strands adorned with mirrors, bells, found washers, community created mini-mahogany mobiles and intention ribbons; all which animate the wind.

 

 

 

Kinetic Intentions Workshop

 

 

“Kinetic Intentions is a community ‘moving meditation’ for manifesting personal and environmental balance,” says Singer. “With every breath, positive thought (intention) and movement we are ‘mobilized’ to take better care of ourselves and the environment which sustains us.”   Central to this environmental community art project are thousands of Florida Native Mahogany seed pods Singer collected locally from shade trees along neighborhood streets and parking lots throughout Palm Beach County.

 

 

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Singer chose the Mahogany seed pod specifically due to its threatened status in its native habitat from over harvesting for furniture. She sees the recycled pods as a symbol of the delicate balance between us and our environment. The challenge of sustaining balance becomes tangible as the public uses the recycled Mahogany pods to create a balanced mobile.

 

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ABOUT KINETIC INTENTIONS:

 


Following the success of the February 2015 Kinetic-Connections, which won the People’s Choice Award for the transformation of an historic kapok tree into living kinetic art, artist Elayna Toby Singer created Kinetic Intentions. The multi-phase community project included six county-wide, free workshops that explored “the Art, Science & Soul of Making Mobiles” under the direction of Singer. Each mini-mobile is constructed using fishing line and recycled seed pods from Florida’s Mahogany trees which are threatened to extinction in the wild. Participants experienced the centering, meditative process of mobile making while pondering their intentions for personal and environmental balance. Those intentions were written onto cloth ribbons which will be affixed, along with the mobiles to an outdoor, kinetic “room” during the International Kinetic Art Exhibit and Symposium February 2017. Ms. Singer creates the outdoor, kinetic “room” with 150 six-foot long twirling strands adorned with mirrors, bells, found washers, community created mini-mahogany mobiles and intention ribbons suspended among four trees in Boynton Beach, FL during the International Kinetic Art Exhibit and Symposium. Attendees to the Kinetic Art Exhibit and Symposium are invited to create their own mini-mobile and intention ribbon, or to select ones from the workshops and add them to each strand, bringing the tree art installation to “life.” Kinetic Intentions is commissioned by Boynton Beach Art in Public Places.

 

 

 

ABOUT THE ART OF ELAYNA TOBY SINGER:

Elayna Toby Singer has been creating kinetic art sculpture and jewelry since the mid 1990’s and incorporating “found objects” since 2003. Locally, her commissioned works and exhibitions have been shown in Palm Beach and Broward Counties for more than six years. In 2015 her temporary site specific community creation “Kinetic-Connections” received the People’s Choice Award for magically transforming an historic Kapok tree into a kinetic sculpture with upcycled objects from the community. In 2009, Elayna Toby was invited by Habla: The Center for Language and Culture in Merida Mexico, to lead her first “Natural Mobiles” workshop. With a BS in Cultural Anthropology and an MS in Public Horticulture and Museum Management, Ms. Singer’s career in creative place-making began in the early 1990’s when she spent fifteen years in some of the nation’s leading public gardens and arboreta creating experiences that engaged the public in the art, science and heritage of plants and the essential role they play in our lives.

 

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elaynatobyart.com/kineticintentions

 

 

 

 

 

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Art In Public Places: “Body Graphix Mural Project”, An Interview With Sharon Koskoff

The Rickie Report has shared Calls for Art in Public Places before and has written about Public Art Projects in Hobe Sound, Palm Beach County, Boynton Beach, Fort Lauderdale and more.  This article takes our readers behind the scenes, as we interview award winning mural artist and art educator, Sharon Koskoff, who oversaw the “Body Graphix Mural Project”. We hope that art lovers, art patrons and artists get a better understanding and appreciation of these Public Art Projects.

 

 

ART  IN  PUBLIC  PLACES:

 

“BODY  GRAPHIX  MURAL  PROJECT”

 

AN  INTERVIEW  WITH  SHARON  KOSKOFF

 

 

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TRR:How did the Body Graphix Mural Project Begin?

SK:

As one of several Center for Creative Education teaching artists I was eligible to apply for this project, and happily my proposal was accepted. The project was sponsored by the Boys and Girls Clubs in partnership with Palm Beach County Art in Public Places and the Solid Waste Authority’s Recycled Paint Program.

 

The mural spans 80’ and is hung high. It is meant to be seen driving by in a car or as a pedestrian from a distance. We also wanted to introduce the students to three area professional artists from Belle Glade who would also serve as role models for mentorship.

 

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TRR:How was the project formulated?
SK:

 

There are several ways to approach this group mural project….

 

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• An artist makes a design in color and everyone paints different parts of it. The previous mural was painted on 4’ x 8’ wood panels and created a large scale single concept, which was a landscape.

 

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• Everyone gets an individual wood panel and paints anything they want or follows a theme but creates 20 different ideas and colors. Balance is only created in the installation through repetition of similar scale and size.

 

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• My Concept: Combine the two ideas! Each student gets their own panel, the theme is their individual portrait of their ‘physical presence” and chosen images of their “personal essence”. The mural is created in an abstract style of warm and cool colors with overlapping chosen images. The students all use the same selected paint colors and use outlining to create one harmonious mural of 20 individual panels that has a dynamic view from afar.

 

 

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I have used this concept serval times before at public venues as Lake Worth Middle School, Toussaint L’Overture High School, Home Safe youth affected by violence and other locations. I knew it would adapt well to the scrutiny of exterior public art maintenance and longevity, as well as it being age appropriate for the young adult teens.

 

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TRR: Where do you begin?

SK:

Organization is the key to success in an Artist in Residence atmosphere where education and learning is as important as the process of making art and the finished product. Project outlines and lesson plans made it possible to create Body Graphix in eight hands-on workshops.

 

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Materials were gathered loaded and unloaded onto the site. Safety, drop cloths, painting attire, rules and “getting to know you” takes place in the first session. I was going to use a projector to create the personal student silhouettes, so on the first class, I used to the projector to create “head” shots of each student on paper.

 

 

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They got to know me, see my tools, how I operate, learn what to expect, what we were going to do next class, what they needed to prepare and plan for their personal individual “full body portrait – body graphic”.

 

 

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TRR:How did Body Graphix come into being?

SK:

 

We jump right in and begin to paint! We primed the heavy wood panels front and back and the high energy begins to flow… everyone has a job to do with no time to waste!

 

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By the second workshop, we built a “stage” for the panels and the projector light box and the students took turns making their “pose”. Then their inner emotions dictated what symbols to add to the silhouette as the sun, the moon, flowers, sports, animals, planets, rain, lightning, flora, architecture, music …. All symbols that had meaning to each student alone. Theatrically, I hand drew all 20 panels while each student participated posed for their silhouette individually.

 

 

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Students also started a journal book where they wrote their feelings, impressions and ideas of what was going on around them. Some added collage elements to their notebook journals and created artistic book covers.

 

 

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Third Workshop
Warm Colors of Red, Orange, Yellow and Pink were introduced. Teens made a choice to paint the background in warm colors, or their body portrait.

 

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Fourth Workshop
Cool Colors of Blues, Greens and Purple were introduced. If the portrait was warm colors, the background would now be in the cools colors to “pop” out in contrast.

 

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Fifth, Sixth & Seventh Workshops
In the remaining workshops students worked with each other, alone, other with adult volunteers who came by to be part of the high energetic act of creativity!

 

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Three local artists born in Belle Glade, came by to show their work and tell the kids how they became professional artists. Featured in the TV video was Donald Neal.

 

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When the warm and cool panels were completed, a dark brown outline color was mixed to symbolize the “soil” in Belle Glade, as the motto goes, “her soil is her fortune”. The panels were then sealed front and back for exterior longevity and protection from the sun.

 

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All students signed a large ball that could be bounced around the gymnasium as a reminder of the project. Also everyone who was associated with the project dipped their hands in paint and made colorful imprints on a panel to be hung indoors in the recreation room!

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TRR: Let’s talk about the Outcomes

SK:

I led and coordinated the “Body Graphix Mural Project” for the Bill Bailey Center Boys & Girls Club of Palm Beach County participants and extended community, through the educational and artistic process of public mural painting. Participants learned about art, painting, color, design, and scale, as well as teamwork, group effort and social history. Tremendous positive energy was shared while working together, formulating ideas, planning, and problem solving. It was extremely exciting to be connected to the process of a blank canvas that evolves into a successful and significant work of art. Each participant created their own individual “identity” work of art, that installed together, created a beautiful vision of 4’ x 8’ connecting mural panels on the newly painted building!

 

 

 

The following process was implemented: community invited/ stake holders / local guest artist mentors etc., create connections, collaborations and introductions, slide presentations of previous public murals, rules and safety, expectations, questions and answers, create artworks to take home as a silhouette self-portrait on paper, prime mural panels, interactive team projection of full body portrait ”Graphix” onto mural panels using a projector, add individual “identity” designs elements relating to personal participants, learn about warm and cool colors, paint the mural panels, encourage open dialogue of expression in Recap, learn painting techniques, top coat murals with exterior sealer, supervise install of mural panels and then celebrate accomplishments with an all invited Award Certificate Ceremony. The mural project was documented individually through daily “journaling books” with writings, sketches, and thoughts, as well as publicly, through photographs / video and media press releases.

 

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• After the County installed the panels measuring 80’ wide by 8’ tall onto the exterior façade of the Bill Bailey Community Center,a Body Graphix Award Luncheon and presentation was held and everyone celebrated!

  • The Sun wrote a front page story on the Body Graphix mural project. 
  • A half hour TV show featuring the Body Graphix project and it’s aired on the County Connection program since April 2016. 
  • Sharon Koskoff received an accommodation from Congressional Representative Alcee Hastings.
  • Palm Beach Post featured an article on Art in Public Places of PBC with Elayna Toby Singer and the Sharon Koskoff Body Graphix residency.

 

 

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TV Segment Overview

In the latest episode of County Connection, meet the teens, adults and organizations who helped create the “Body Graphix“ murals at the Bill Bailey Community Center in Belle Glade.  Palm Beach County’s Art in Public Places program partnered with the Boys & Girls Clubs of Palm Beach County’s teen after-school program and the Solid Waste Authority’s recycled paint program to design and paint the new murals which recently replaced murals created in 2002 by Glades area students and teachers.

http://www.co.palm-beach.fl.us/publicaffairs/Local_Programs.htm?id=CH20/CC/CountyConnection112PublicMuralProject

 

 

TRR:  Tell us more about yourself and your own art.

SK:

I graduated from Brooklyn College with Honors (Fine Arts Major and Education Minor), Honor Photography and Sculpture, New York School of Interior Design (Masters Color Theory), School of Visual Arts  (Printing).  I’m involved in numerous Associations, including: Florida Humanities Council Speakers Bureau, Arcadia Publications / Author Art Deco of the Palm Beaches / Local History, Founding President Art Deco Society of the Palm Beaches 1987 – present, Public Art Advisory Board of Delray Beach / PAAB Chairperson, School of Creative Arts at the Old School Square Arts Complex / Youth & Adult Art Instructor, Society of Four Arts / Museum Leader of Group Tours, Very Special Arts /VSA Florida / Artist in Residence, Armory Art Center / Historic Preservation / Art & Architectural Lecture Series.

 

TRR: Sharon’s accomplishments and mentorship include collaborations, commissions, workshops, projects and grants on behalf of numerous local non-profit organizations: 

Recent Collaborations/ Commissions / Workshops / Grants / Projects
Cornell Museum at Center for the Arts / Children’s Wing Murals
City of Westgate / Public Sculpture / Ceramic Tile / Community Youth
FIU Wolfsonian Museum / Key Note Speaker
Florida Humanities Council / Amory Art Center Art Deco Lecture Series Grant
Osborne Center/ For the Children / Lake Worth Murals Interior & Exterior
Nine Arch Murals / LULA Lake Worth CRA
Palm Beach County Gov/TV Chanel 20– Inside History / Three Documentaries
Pine Grove Elementary School / Artist in Residence
Plumosa School of the Arts / Artist in Residence
Roosevelt Middle School / Artist in Residence
Safety Net Program / Home Safe A Place for Children / Artist in Residence
Butterfly Installation at Cultural Council
Stage Left Theatre / Boynton Beach

Her recent Awards:
2014-15 Winner Ellen Liman Arts Educator Award of Excellence; Muse Awards Palm Beach County Cultural Council; 2013 International Coalition of Art Deco Societies / Havana, Cuba; Arts & Cultural Exchange Program
2008 / 2010 Finalist Arts Educator of the Year Muse Awards Cultural Council; 2009 / 2015 Women in Executive Leadership.

 

Sharon Koskoff Public Commissions include:

90 Southeast 5th Ave/Exterior Art Murals◊505 Teen Center/Woman’s Club Mural◊American Heart Association/Signature Artist◊ARC/4 Murals◊Armory Art Center/ 1997- 2001 “Artists Ball Designer”◊Armory Art Center Gators Galore /“Gator Calculator”◊Art Deco Society of the Palm Beaches◊Art & Jazz on the Avenue/Official Poster Beach Art in Public Places◊Art in the Alley / Community Art 1 – 5◊Artigas/2 Community Murals◊Atlantic Community High School/3 Murals◊Banyan Creek Elementary Butterfly Mural◊Barton Elementary School/ 8 Murals◊Belvedere Elementary School/ 8 Murals◊Boca Raton Art in Public Places Photo Exhibition◊Boca Raton Elementary School/2 Murals◊Boca Raton Express Museum/Tile Train Depot◊Boys & Girls Club of PBC/Art in Public Places PBC Belle Glade, FL◊C.W. Gerstenberg Hospice, Children’s Bereavement◊Carver Middle School/2 Murals/Book Installation◊Center for Creative Education/Project LEAP◊Cezanne Jazz Club at Sheraton Hotel/Mural WPB ◊City of Aventura/3 Murals, Founders Day Festival◊City of Westgate/Community Ceramic Totem Pole ◊ Clematis Street Bench Project/Metropolitan Sponsor◊Coffee Gallery Café/3 Murals Lake Worth / 4 Murals◊Connor Moran Children’s Cancer Foundation, Mural◊Crosspointe Elementary School, Cafeteria Murals◊Del Prado Elementary School,Cafeteria Murals◊Delray Beach Cultural Loop, Open Door Project◊Delray Beach Cultural Loop, Community Chairs ◊Delray Beach Flower Festival,Millennium Project ◊Delray Beach Flower Festival,Toussaint L ‘Overture◊Delray Beach Multicultural Festival,Murals◊Delray Full Service Center (Old Carver Middle)◊Discovery Key Elementary School,3 Murals◊Eagles Landing Middle School, 7 Murals◊Environmental Resources Management Palm Beach◊First Night 2001 – 2014,10 Puppets on Wheels◊First Night 2004, Seven Hole Miniature Golf Murals◊Galilee Retirement Village, 7 Murals◊Good Samaritan Hospital Kids ER Lobby◊Greenacres Elementary School,3 Murals◊Gringle, Dougherty & Wheat – Have a Seat!◊Hamburger Heaven Clematis Murals◊Hidden Oaks Elementary,Mural◊Home Safe / A Place for Children 5 Murals◊Hotel Biba Showtel 2004,Flower Bed ◊HRS Lobby & HRS Pediatric AIDS ◊Indian Ridge School, 20 Murals ◊JCC Theatre Production Mural and 6 Sculptures ◊JCC, Wild Things: A Child’s Right to Read◊JCC, Hanukkah-fest,10 Pastel Murals – WPB ◊JCC 350 Years of Jewish History in America◊Jefferson Davis Middle School, Murals ◊ Jell-O Shots! Resource Depot Recycle Center ◊Juneteenth! Shady Museum Freedom Celebration ◊ Juvenile Justice of Port St. Lucie/ VSA Artist◊Juvenile Justice of Palm Beach County◊Keyes to the Cities/Kretzer Pianos Kravis Center◊Lincoln Elementary School, 8 Murals ◊ Loggers Run Middle School,4 Murals ◊ B Love’s Drug Building, 1/8 Community Mural NARP◊March of Dimes, 8 Murals ◊Mario’s Market West Atlantic,Exterior Murals◊ Morikami Park Elementary School ◊Native Sun, Have a Seat! Adirondack Chair ◊Nine Muses, Art Therapy Mural ◊Nine Arch Murals Lake Worth◊Norton Museum of Art,2 Murals◊Northmore Elementary School,2 Murals◊Odyssey Middle School,10 Murals◊Old School Square/Cornell Museum Murals ◊Orchard View Elementary School,2 Murals◊Office Depot Corporate Headquarters,3 Murals◊Open Door Project / Cultural Loop Delray◊Osborne Center,For the Children, 9 Murals◊Palm Beach County Millennium CouncilPalm Beach Gardens Hospital,10 Murals◊Palm Beach International Airport 2 Murals◊Palm Beach Public School,2 Murals◊Palm Beach Zoo Dreher Park,50 Mural Panels◊ Palm Beach Zoo at Dreher Park,Boo at the Zoo Live Animal Stage, Christmas in July◊Palm Springs Elementary School,2 Murals◊Palm Springs Middle School,30 Murals◊Palmetto Elementary School,Murals◊Parker’s Kitchen Building, 2 Murals◊PBICA, Palm Beach Institute Contemporary◊Pineapple Grove Archway, Ceramic Tile Bases◊Pine Grove School of the Arts,18 Murals◊Pine Grove/Paint Up Pine Grove, Lead Artist◊Plumosa School of the Arts/ Go Green Murals◊Port Salerno Elementary School◊Post Card Murals Sent to the US Troops◊Puppetry Art Center of the Palm Beaches◊Quest Theatre,Theatre Design and Murals◊Ranger Construction Corporate Office◊Robert Montgomery’s Home Safe Project◊Roosevelt Elementary School,10 Murals◊Roosevelt Middle School,3 Murals◊Rosemont Park,Ceramic Tiles/Words to Live By◊Royce Hotel,Murals ◊SD Spady Elementary School,11 Murals◊Solid Waste Authority PB County◊South Florida Science Museum◊St. Mary’s Hospital, Mural◊Stage Left Theatre / Boynton Murals◊Sugar Sand Science Playground◊Sunfest Banner Project◊Sunrise Park Elementary School, 3 Murals◊U. B Kinsey/Palmview School of the Arts◊United Way Day Care,5 Murals◊Very Special Arts/ VSA◊Washington Elementary School◊Westgate CRA,Totem Project◊ Westward Elementary School◊West Palm Beach Centennial◊Whispering Pines Elementary School◊Women’s Circle of Hope/Signature Artist◊YMCA of Boca Raton,Murals.

 

For more information about this article and to see more of Sharon’s artwork, please visit:

Sharon Koskoff websites include:

Art Deco Society of the Palm Beaches
325 SW 29th Avenue, Delray Beach, Florida 33445

Email: BySharon@ArtDecoPB.org

www.BySharon.com
www. ArtDecoPB.org

 

 

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The Rickie Report

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Rickie@therickiereport.com

561-537-0291

Elayna Toby Singer Named To Florida Association Of Public Art Professionals Board of Directors

At the Florida Association of Public Art Professionals (FAPAP) annual meeting on May 6, the organization elected Elayna Toby Singer, Palm Beach County Art in Public Places administrator, to its board of directors. Elayna has been with the county’s public art program since 2004 as its first full-time administrator, and built the program from the ground up.  The Rickie Report congratulates Elayna Toby Singer on this important appointment. FAPAP provides educational, informational and networking opportunities for individuals and organizations involved in all aspects of public art throughout Florida. FAPAP also encourages awareness of the social and economic benefits of public art programs.

 

 

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Elayna Toby Singer pictured with “Wave” by Barbara Grygutis

located at Palm Beach County Convention Center, West Palm Beach, FL

 

 

 

“Elayna was unanimously elected by the board of directors not only for her experience as a public art administrator, but also for how she champions best practices in the field. She will be a true asset to the organization,” said Melissa LeBaron Davies, FAPAP President and Project Coordinator for the City of Tampa Art Programs Division.

 

 

 

I’m honored to serve on FAPAP’s board,” said Singer, “and I look forward to advancing FAPAP’s work dedicated to development, advocacy and public education about the public art field in the state of Florida, in addition to promoting national best practices in public art.”

 

The Palm Beach County Art in Public Places program is managed by the Facilities Development & Operations Department. The program provides art that complements public buildings, parks and plazas; creates a sense of place; enhances community identity; improves the design quality of public infrastructure; and contributes to the missions of the county departments where projects are sited. Along with the countywide art installations, the program’s outreach and education benefit the entire community.

 

 

For more information about FAPAP please contact:

http://www.floridapublicart.org

Or

Elayna Toby Singer
Palm Beach County Art in Public Places
2633 Vista Parkway    West Palm Beach, FL 33411
http://www.pbcgov.com/fdo/ART
esinger@pbcgov.org
(561) 233-0235

 

 

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The Rickie Report

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Palm Beach Gardens, FL 33420

Rickie@therickiereport.com

561-537-0291