Elliott Museum Showcases Original Artworks From 26 Members Of Martin Artisans Guild, Including Paintings, Glass, And Wearable Art. Opening Reception Is Thursday, April 14

The Elliott Museum invites the public to its newest exhibit, “Art Down The Hall”  for the Opening Reception on Thursday, April 14, 2022.  Noteworthy and eye-catching creations of the twenty-six members of the Martin Artisans Guild (MAG) include paintings as well as wearable art pieces. This exhibit is available through June 27, 2022.  The Rickie Report shares the details and some sneak peeks. 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Thursday, April 14, 2022

5:30  to  7:30 PM

 

 

 

Elliott Museum

825 N.E. Ocean Blvd.   Stuart, FL

 

 772-225-1961 ● elliottmuseum.org

Hours: Daily 10 am – 5 pm; Closed Major Holidays

 

 

The exhibit will be up through June 27, 2022  during museum hours.

 

 

Suggested Donation Is $5.00 

 

 

 

 

 

 

The Elliott Museum announces a new collaboration with the Martin Artisans Guild (MAG) with the new exhibit, “Down The Hall”.  The public is invited to enjoy live music, appetizers and a cash bar at the Opening Reception on Thursday, April 14.  The exhibit is available for viewing through June, 27, 2022.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

MEET    THE    ARTISTS:

 

Jane Lawton Baldridge – Acrylic Painting      

Jeanine Baum – Oil Painting

Michaelann Bellerjeau – Oil Painting

Kimberly Beltrame – Oil on Canvas

Mallo Bisset – Oil on Canvas

Deborah Bottorff – 3D Acrylic Mosaic on Canvas

Janis Clary – Acrylic on Canvas

Diana Rell Dean – Pastel

James J. DeMartis – Watercolor

MJ Dowling – Acrylic on Canvas

Dot Galfond – Kiln Formed Glass

Torenzo Gann – Collage

Renee Keil – Acrylic Inks/Pastel

Carol Kepp – Oil Painting

Sue Klahne –  Acrylic & Resin

Sheryl Levine – Collagraph

Maria G Miele – Oil on Canvas

Mary Mirabito – Oil on Canvas

Lynn Morgan – Pastel 

Sally Browning Pearson – Watercolor

Chad Periman – Photography

Jacquelyn Roesch-Sanchez  – Fiber Art/ Handloom Knit

Danuta Rothschild – Acrylic on Canvas

Mark A. Stall – Photography

Curt Whiticar – Oil Painting

Laura Kay Whiticar-Darvill  – Jewelry

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

For more information about this exhibit, other events, or membership:

The Martin Artisans Guild

A FLORIDA 501(c)3 NON-PROFIT

The Martin Artisans Guild was created to nurture the production of Fine Art and Craft, increase awareness of local art, facilitate development and networking among Working Artists and create marketing venues for our members.·        

  • To promote Martin County, Florida as a center of art.
  • To provide opportunity for artists to exhibit original work to the public.
  • To develop a sense of shared community and support among artists.
  • To foster the concept that success for one artist benefits all artists.
  • To present Artists’ Open Studios as a venue for purchasing art.

 

 www.martinartisansguild.org/palm-room-events.

 

 

About the Historical Society of Martin County:

Since 1955, the Historical Society of Martin County has served as a guardian of local history and a cultural center by operating the Elliott Museum, (825 NE Ocean Blvd., Stuart) and the House of Refuge Museum at Gilbert’s Bar, (301 SE MacArthur Blvd., Stuart) which opened in 1876 and served as a haven for shipwrecked survivors. The Elliott Museum seeks to preserve and celebrate the region’s colorful history by presenting an eclectic mix of traveling and rotating permanent exhibits, lectures and experiential events. The House of Refuge’s mission is to educate the public about the historical significance of Martin County’s iconic landmark and to ensure its historical integrity and preservation. For more information, go online to www.elliottmuseum.org or call 772-225-1961.

 

 

 

 

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Elliott Museum Features 45 Artists Of 2022 Martin County Open Studio Tour With Special Reception on Wednesday, February 16. Mingle With The Artists, Enjoy The Music And Get A Preview Of The MCOST Studio Tour.

The Martin Artisans Guild and The Elliott Museum invite you to the 6th annual Preview Exhibit for the Martin County Open Studio Tour on Wednesday, February 16th. The Opening Reception, featuring the art by the 45 artists of the 2022 Martin County Open Studio Tour, will have live music by Chris & Alexhors d’oeuvres and a cash bar. The artists of this year’s tour will be on hand to talk about their work and encourage you to visit their Open Studios from 10 am to 5 pm on March 5th & 6th!  The Rickie Report shares the details and some sneak peeks. This exhibit will be available from February 16 through February 20, 2022.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Wednesday, February 16, 2022

5:30  to  7:30 PM

Elliott Museum

825 N.E. Ocean Blvd.   Stuart, FL

Call us for any questions at 772.225.1961

 

 

The exhibit will be up from February 16th – 20th  during museum hours.

 

 

 

Suggested Donation Is $5.00 

 

 

Original artwork by Deborah Bottorff

 

 

 

FOR MORE DETAILS ABOUT THE STUDIO TOUR:

 

 

 

https://martinartisansguild.org/mcost-details

 

 

 

 

Original Floral by Sally Browning Pearson

 

 

 

As you walk through this wonderful museum’s galleries, enjoy the music of Chris & Alex, hors d’oeuvres and a cash bar. Meet the artists who will be participating in the upcoming Martin County Open Studio Tour, browse and buy original works of art including paintings, photography, sculpture, pastels, art-to-wear, one-of-a-kind jewelry pieces, unique glass works, and much more!

 

 

 

 

“Miami” by MJ Dowling

 

 

 

About The  2022 Martin County Open Studio Tour:

Saturday   &   Sunday,  March   5 – 6, 2021

 

 

Handmade vessel by Carolyn Walsh

 

 

Once a year, the best artists in Martin County open their studios to the public and give you the opportunity to see the creative process in person!  We will provide a map to the artists’ studios, and you can visit as many of them as you would like. At the studios, you will be able to watch the artists creating their work, interact with them, learn about how they create and see their setup and materials. Some of the studios will be offering refreshments and special surprises. Don’t miss this opportunity to be a part of the thriving arts scene in Martin County!

 

 

“Wake Up We’re At War” by Angela Krogen

 

 

For more information about this event, the Open Studio Tour, or membership:

 

mcost.org

 

 

 

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Jensen Beach Art League Announces Upcoming Monthly Sunday Art Shows On The Grounds Of The Elliott Museum. New Members Are Welcome

The Jensen Beach Art League (JBAL) welcomes art lovers and new artist members to join them at their monthly Sunday shows: January 16, February 13, March 13, and April 10 on the grounds of the Elliott Museum. This group of talented artists offers artist networking opportunities. JBAL fundraises and donates art supplies to local schools. If you are interested in joining, this is a friendly, professional, and welcoming group of artists!  The Rickie Report shares the details and some sneak peeks.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

825 NE Ocean Blvd. on Hutchinson Island
Stuart, FL 34996

772-225-1961  elliottmuseum.org

Hours: Daily 10 am – 5 pm; Closed Major Holidays

 

 

 

 

 

Original artwork by Joe Young

 

 

 

Learn more about the Jensen Beach Art League!  

This group of artists enjoy the camaraderie of networking with other artists as well as reaching out to the community to help others.  Besides donating school supplies for local schools, in the past, Jensen Beach Art League members have gone into school and community centers to encourage the next generation of artists!

 

 

 

For more information please visit:

www.jensenbeachartleague.com

Or

Facebook:  Jensen Beach Art League

 

 

 

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2022 Art For Living Calendars On Sale Now To Benefit Helping People Succeed. Enjoy Art At Its Best Every Month While Helping Others. View Original Artworks For Sale Virtually Or At Elliott Museum

It’s that time of year when Helping People Succeed distributes its popular Art for Living Calendar. Helping People Succeed’s 2022 Art for Living Calendar reflects the beauty of Florida’s Treasure Coast. Each month is represented by a talented local artist whose artwork can also be seen online and at the Elliott Museum! Sales of the calendar and artworks benefit the mission of this worthy not-for-profit organization. A special reception, “Pinot & Picasso Gala” on Saturday, November 20 features an evening of fine wine and art at the Harbour Ridge Yacht and Country Club where you can mingle with the artistsThe Rickie Report shares the details and some sneak peeks.

 

 

 

 

Our Mission… Helping People Succeed transforms lives by realizing potential, creating hope and building futures through education, counseling, training and employment.  

Learn more about how you can make a difference.

http://www.hpsfl.org

 

 

Looking    for    that    perfect    gift?

 

 

SEE   GALLERY   OF   ART   HERE

 

Or  In-person At:

 Elliott Museum

825 NE Ocean Blvd, Stuart, FL 34996

 

 

 

Sales   of   Original   Artwork   Benefit   HPS

 

S p e c i a l    R e c e p t i o n :

Saturday, November 22, 2021  

 

 

 

 

To RSVP or for more information:  

Glenna Parris  772.320.0778   or    gparris@hpsfl.org

 

The    calendars   are   $20.00 

 

 

SEE    GALLERY   OF    ART    HERE

 

 

 

 

F E A T U R E D       A R T I S T S   :

 

 

Holly Cannon

Diane Raymond

Pam Patterson

Patrice Scott

Val Lally

Susan Clifford

Dan Mackin

Marian Vitale

Pat Hoshino

Julia Kelly

Sue Ann Mosley-Saleeby

Laura DeBerard

Don MacIntosh

 

 

Artists Signing Calendars:

Diane Raymond, Pam Patterson, Sue Ann Mosley-Saleeby and Dan Mackin

 

 

Available at:

 

 

All Creatures Animal Hospital   5885 S Kanner Highway    Stuart

Dr. James Vopal    801 SE Osceola Street    Stuart

A.E. Backus Gallery    500 N Indian River Drive    Fort Pierce

Elliott Museum    825 NE Ocean Boulevard    Stuart

Dr. Kim Dettori    903 SE Ocean Blvd, Suite 1    Stuart

Frugal Framer    1745 SE Indian Street    Stuart

Hobe Sound Chamber of Commerce    8958 SE Bridge Road    Hobe Sound

Maria’s Café   10 SW Osceola Street     Stuart

NISAIR Conditioning   3700 S US Highway 1   Fort Pierce

Northern Trust   2201 SE Kingswood Terrace   Stuart

Okeechobee Chamber of Commerce   55 S Parrott Avenue   Okeechobee

Old Colorado Inn   211 S Colorado Avenue   Stuart

Palm City Art and Frame   3664 SW 30th Avenue    Palm City

Palm City Chamber of Commerce   3168 SW Martin Downs Blvd    Palm City

Stuart/Martin Chamber of Commerce   1650 S Kanner Highway    Stuart

The Dolphin Gift Shop   1401 NE Indian River Drive    Jensen Beach

The Gilt Complex  608 S Colorado Avenue    Stuart

Tara Biek Creative  45 SW Seminole Ste 5    Stuart

Peggy’s Natural Foods  10471 SE Federal Hwy      Hobe Sound

Barnes and Noble  3001 NW Federal Highway    Jensen Beach

 

Many Thanks To:  Our underwriters: Water Pointe Realty, Stuart Business Systems, Green Design, Sandhill Cove Retirement Living, All Creatures Animal Hospital, NisAir Air Conditioning & Heating, Mark Brechbill, PLLC, Dave’s Plumbing, EW Consultants, Ross Mixing, Mary Kay Buckridge, Peggy’s Natural Foods, Premier Physical Therapy and Corporate Furniture Options.

 

 

 

Serving our community for over 56 years, Helping People Succeed helps develop healthy families in Martin, St. Lucie, Okeechobee and Indian River counties by providing numerous parenting, mental health and behavioral support programs. Helping People Succeed also provides support services designed to enable adults with special needs to fully participate in volunteer and employment roles in our community.

For more information, visit our website at hpsfl.org or contact Glenna Parris at 772.320.0778.

 

 

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Kling Gallery Features Karen Leffel-Massengill As Guest Artist For November. Free Opening Reception Friday, November 5th Coincides With Creek Walk. Exhibit Runs Through November 27

The Kling Gallery Wine & Décor in downtown Stuart, FL welcomes November’s Featured Guest Artist, Karen Leffel-Massengill. Not only do Karen’s oils and watercolors regularly receive national and international attention, but she also is a hugely popular teacher at the Artist’s Nook in Stuart!  The public is invited to a Free Opening Reception on Friday, November 5.  Enjoy hors d’oeuvres, the wine boutique, and the gallery! The Rickie Report shares the details and some sneak peeks.  This takes place during the Creek Walk, so you will be sure to enjoy the art vibe!

 

 

723 S Colorado Ave.    Stuart, FL  34994

772-678-6949

 

 

 

Original Paintings

Napa- Style Tasting Room

Custom Furniture 

Home Decor

 

 

 

FEATURING:     KAREN   LEFFEL-MASSENGILL

 

 

OPENING    RECEPTION:

 

Friday, November 5

5:30  – 7:30  PM  

 

 

Exhibition runs November 2 – November 27

 

 Gallery Hours:

  Open:  Tuesday – Saturday    10 am – 5 pm

(Closed on Sundays and Monday)

 

 

 

MEET   THE   ARTIST:

 

 

Karen Leffel-Massengill

 

 

 

Karen has a Bachelor of Arts Degree and has been working as a Professional Artist for decades. She has been the cover artist for “Watercolor Magic” magazine and has been juried into National Exhibitions, notably “Birds in Art” and Arts for the Parks. She also enjoys signature status with the Florida Watercolor Society and the Society of Animal Artists. Karen has won many awards for her work in Art Festivals around the country, Plein Air Magazine, Elliott Museum, and Backus Gallery. She has received accolades, not only for her oils and watercolors, but also is a hugely popular teacher at the Artist’s Nook in Stuart!

 

 

 

 

“Double Vision” by Karen Leffel-Massengill

 

 

Karen tells The Rickie Report, “Sometimes I shout with color, sometimes it’s a whisper”.  She knew at a very early age that she wanted to be an artist. Pencils and crayons were constant companions as a child as her family moved literally around the world. France, Germany, Turkey and Thailand were just a few of the many places where she grew up and drew creative inspiration.  She graduated from Florida State University with a Bachelor of Arts degree and was sidetracked from her passion to work as an artist by marriage and raising three sons. As it often does, life lead her down a different path and she earned her associate’s degree in nursing in 1981.

 

 


“Moment in Time” by Karen Leffel-Massengill

 

 

It wasn’t until her new husband’s sudden death in 1995 that she began to pursue her original childhood dreams of becoming a professional artist. She dove into the deep end of painting as a means of dealing with his death. The tragedy of his death was transformed into a positive step toward her career as a painter. Taking workshops from world class artists such as Carl Dalio, Janet Rodgers, Jim Kosvanec, and many others, she grew and learned rapidly in her endeavors as an artist. She was the cover artist for the “Watercolor Magic”magazine for its summer issue in 1998. In 2000, she was accepted into the acclaimed international competition, Birds in Art, and in three subsequent years as well, in both watercolor and oil mediums. She was accepted into the nationally ranked competition known as Arts for the Parks in 1998 with watercolor entries in both the top 100 and top 200 of this competition. She enjoys signature status with the Florida Watercolor Society and the Society of Animal Artists.

 

 

 

 

“Early Morning Light”  by Karen Leffel-Massengill

 

 

Leffel-Massengill has enjoyed immense success on the art show circuit, being accepted into many of the top art shows in the nation to include Coconut Grove, Ann Arbor State Street Art Fair, Ann Arbor South University Art Fair, Winter Park Sidewalk Festival and ArtiGras. She has won numerous awards at these shows and has been selected as the poster artist for five different shows. In 2018, Leffel-Massengill was awarded second place in the All Florida Show “Sweet” shown at the Elliott Museum in Stuart Florida, first place at the annual Backus Gallery competition for her piece titled “Double Vision” and as a national winner in the national competition sponsored by Plein Air Magazine in the the bi-monthly “animal” category with her painting titled “Female Cow Bird.”

 

 

 

 

For more information about this event or other services:

 

Kling  Gallery Wine  &  Décor

723 Colorado Plaza   Stuart, FL34994

772-678-6949

www.klinggallerystuart.com

Colorado Plaza on the corner of Colorado and Kindred

 

 

 

 

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Eduardo Gomez Rojas’ Sculpture “The 38th Parallel” Will Be Installed And Dedicated To Korean War Veterans On June 12. Public Is Invited To Ceremony.

An Art in Public Places sculpture by Eduardo Gomez Rojas will grace Veterans Memorial Park in Port St. Lucie to commemorate the heroism of US troops during the Korean War.  Titled, “The 38th Parallel”, the Korean War Veterans Association Treasure Coast Chapter 106 will dedicate this moving memorial on Saturday, June 12, 2021. The Public is invited to the free ceremony.  We are grateful to the anonymous art patron who donated this sculpture. The Rickie Report shares an interview with Eduardo as well as the details of the June 12 event.

 

 

SATURDAY,  JUNE 12, 2021

 

 

10  AM

 

 

Veterans     Memorial     Park

 

 

2100  SE  Veterans Memorial Parkway

        Port St. Lucie, FL  34952

 

 

 

 

 

TRR:  What inspired you to create this memorial sculpture?

 

EG:

In 2006, while I lived in Little Rock, AR I became interested in the Korean war. Arkansas happens to be the birthplace of U.S. General Douglas MacArthur, who commanded the Southwest Pacific Theatre in World War II. He administered postwar Japan during the Allied occupation that followed, and led United Nations forces during the first nine months of the Korean War. I became interested in him and decided to make a memorial sculpture about the Korean War. I spent many hours doing research and preparing a maquette for this sculpture.

 

 

TRR: How do the figures in this sculpture represent more than the battle in Korea.

 

EG:

First, I asked a couple of friends, who were war veterans as well as a Korean friend who had a young son, to pose for the sculpture. I used my camera to create various compositions until I found a pose that captured the art concept I wanted to convey. I wanted to memorialize the fact that the Korean war was the first time that black and white soldiers fought side by side. In the sculpture the black soldier watches the white soldier’s back. The white soldier holds a Korean child in his arms. His face shows the urgency of the moment. The child represents the Korean Republic being saved by the American soldiers. Notice that the soldiers are wearing their “winter” uniforms. Our troops suffered tremendously from the coldest weather the region had seen in over forty years.  In contrast, and to dramatize the fragility of the child and the situation, the Korean child is almost naked as he is rescued and brought to safety. For me, this is a powerful statement about how mutual sacrifice helps us learn to live together!

Our individual bodies carry the imprints of our lives and our souls. In my sculptures, form is a vehicle for expressing individual character rather than idealized perfection. Human relationships also inspire me. For this reason, I like making sculptures with multiple figures. I also find inspiration in physical movement. Its grace and its plasticity; even what it may say about our brokenness.

 

 

The human figure in all its aspects and conditions is my main source of inspiration. In it, I see the incredible beauty and perfection of creation as well as the raw reflection of our human condition. Individual uniqueness inspires me. Life affects all humans in a singular way. Therefore, our bodies are a journal of our life and an X-Ray of our soul. I find a raw beauty in this uniqueness and my work attempts to chronicle my own personal perception of this uniqueness. The result can be beautiful but can also be intense and even disturbing.

 

 

On July 26, 1948 U.S. President Harry Truman signed Executive Order 9981, desegregating the armed forces. Truman declared, !there shall be equality of treatment and opportunity for all persons in the armed services without regard to race, color, religion or national origin.” The president acted upon the wishes of many people, black and white, who believed that if African-Americans and other people of color served their country with honor, they should not be subjected to racial discrimination or violence. The struggle for military integration in Korea mirrored similar struggles on the home front.

 

 

Original Photograph Courtesy of Eduardo Gomez

 

 

TRR:  What are some other significant meanings that most viewers may not know?

EG:

 

I am originally from Colombia, South America. During my research, I discovered that Colombia was one of only 14 allied nations to send troops to Korea to fight against communism alongside the United States. I am proud of that! The 38th parallel is the popular name given to latitude 38° N that in East Asia roughly demarcates North Korea and South Korea. The line was chosen by U.S. military planners at the Potsdam Conference (July 1945) near the end of World War II as an army boundary, north of which the U.S.S.R. was to accept the surrender of the Japanese forces in Korea and south of which the Americans were to accept the Japanese surrender. The line, intended as a temporary division of the country remains steadfast today.

 

 

 

 

Original Photograph Courtesy of Eduardo Gomez

 

 

 

TRR:  Please tell us about your process

EG:

My work always starts in clay because it allows me to quickly develop an idea into a visual concept. I then may finish the work in clay or evolve to casting the work in bronze or other media. This may take months or even years. As you can see from some of the photos, I sculpt from the inside out. I believe that true proportions as well as movement, gesture and clothing folds require that you build on what we call the “surface anatomy” of the subject. I prefer working from life whenever possible because the interaction with the model adds “soul” to the work. I work on many projects at once because they are at different stages of development. I like making portraits, full figure sculptures and reliefs. I don’t follow any particular formula and I don’t sculpt for a particular audience. I do try to be honest and express my true feelings. I leave the psychoanalysis to the psychiatrists. I accept private and public commissions, small to monumental.

 

 

 

Eduardo Gomez Rojas is a local figurative sculptor and teacher. His work”s singular quality is its force and passion. His studio is located in Jensen Beach, Florida. He does public and private commissions from small to monumental. His work is collected internationally. Eduardo Gomez: Silent Messages a book about his work was published in 2009. The book is currently available on Amazon. His main subjects are people and animals. He particularly enjoys sculptural portraiture and memorial sculpture. He is currently a faculty member at the Lighthouse Art Center in Tequesta, Florida and has also taught locally at the Elliott Museum and privately in his own studio. Eduardo moved to Florida from Arkansas in 2007. This sculpture will be Eduardo’s third public sculpture in the Treasure Coast area. The other two, inaugurated on 2017 and 2018 respectively, are located on either side of the American flag at the entrance of the Distinguished Service Memorial Park in Stuart, Florida.

 

 

 

 

 

For more information about this sculpture, commissions, classes, workshops and other works of art contact:
Eduardo Gomez

 

Figurative Sculptor

Small to Monumental

Public and Private Commissions

Studio: 953 NE Industrial Blvd    Jensen Beach, Florida, 34957

 

email:eduardogomezsculpture@gmail.com

www.eduardogomez.com

www.eduardogomezgallery.com

 501-765-2609

 

 

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17019 SW Sapri Way   Port St. Lucie, FL 34986

 

Elliott Museum Unveils “A Sea Story Girl” Featuring Artworks By Jane Lawton Baldridge Opening June 3

The Elliott Museum will feature  “Portfolios – Jane Lawton Baldridge, A Sea Story Girl”.  A local artist whose artwork has been showcased as far away as the Republic of Slovenia, Baldridge is an award-winning sailor, licensed boat captain, and accomplished mixed media artist. The public is invited to an Opening Reception on Thursday, June 3 to meet the artist.  This exhibit continues through October 31, 2021.  The Rickie Report shares the details and some sneak peeks.

 

 

 

825 NE Ocean Blvd. on Hutchinson Island
Stuart, FL 34996 ● 772-225-1961 ● elliottmuseum.org Hours: Daily 10 am – 5 pm; Closed Major Holidays

 

 

 

 

 

 

OPENING       RECEPTION

 

 

Thursday, June 3, 2021

5  –  7  PM

 

 

Available June 3 through October 31, 2021

 

 

Elliott Museum

825 N.E. Ocean Blvd.   Stuart, FL

 

 

 

“Kissimmee River” by Jane Lawton Baldridge

 

 

This exhibit highlights the art of Jane Baldridge, an award-winning sailor, licensed boat captain, and accomplished mixed media artist.

 

 

“Stuart Beach” by Jane Lawton Baldridge

 

 

Her paintings reflect the movement, variation, and transformation of the ocean and rivers through color and light.

 

 

“Southbound Sea” by Jane Lawton Baldridge

 

 

Concerned with the ecological challenges facing waterways and coastal areas today, her current work focuses on sea level rise, the damage of plastics, and the threat of pollution to the environment.

 

 

 

Left to Right: “Toddler of the Lower Key”, “Child of the Upper key”, “Teen of Fort Lauderdale”  by Jane Lawton Baldridge

 

 

 

The venues where Baldridge’s artwork has been shown include Lincoln Center, Times Square, the Louvre, Museum of Computer Art, Mint Museum, Cameron Museum of Art and Fayetteville Museum of Art and at the World Festival of Art on Paper in Slovenia. She also has a print in the Library of Congress. For more information, visit her website, www.artspeaks.com.

 

 

For more information, call the museum at 772-225-1961

or visit the website, www.hsmc-fl.com.

 

 

About the Historical Society of Martin County:

Since 1955, the Historical Society of Martin County has served as a guardian of local history and a cultural center by operating the Elliott Museum, (825 NE Ocean Blvd., Stuart) and the House of Refuge Museum at Gilbert’s Bar, (301 SE MacArthur Blvd., Stuart) which opened in 1876 and served as a haven for shipwrecked survivors. The Elliott Museum seeks to preserve and celebrate the region’s colorful history by presenting an eclectic mix of traveling and rotating permanent exhibits, lectures and experiential events. The House of Refuge’s mission is to educate the public about the historical significance of Martin County’s iconic landmark and to ensure its historical integrity and preservation. For more information, go online to www.elliottmuseum.org or call 772-225-1961.

 

 

For coverage of your events, to place an advertisement, or speak to Rickie about appearing in The Rickie Report, contact:

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Danuta Rothschild And Torenzo Gann Are Featured Artists At Palm Beach Art, Antique & Design Showroom. Gallery Open To The Public

We often highlight artists who happen to live locally and are recognized nationally and internationally for their creative genius. Danuta Rothschild and Torenzo Gann happen to hail from Martin County, FL, and their art is being featured at the Palm Beach Art, Antique & Design Showroom’s Spotlight Gallery. The Showroom, located in Lake Worth, is a one-of-a-kind venue offering a unique experience for collectors, designers, curators, art aficionados, and the every day art lover.  The Rickie Report shares the details of their tenure at this exciting art hot spot, the upcomingFuture is Female: Women of the Showroom 2021″ opening on March 18 and a few sneak peeks.  Stop by often, as the artwork changes monthly.  Tell them The Rickie Report sent you! 

 

 

 

 

Palm Beach Art, Antique & Design Showroom

 

 

 

 

 

500 N. Dixie Highway      Lake Worth, FL 33460

561.229.0046

info@palmbeachdesignshowroom.com       www.palmbeachdesignshowroom.com

 

 

Hours:  Tuesday – Saturday 10am-6 pm
Closed Sunday and Monday

 

 

 

DANUTA      ROTHSCHILD

 

 

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TORENZO      GANN

 

 

 

Torenzo Gann and Danuta Rothschild wearing their Covid-19 masks

 

 

Future  is  Female:  Women  of  the  Showroom  2021  

 

Women’s History Month

 

 

VIP Exhibition Opening Night:

Thursday, March 18    4-7  pm

 

On view:    March 18 – April 22

To RSVP please email Angelica@palmbeachdesignshowroom.com 

FREE and Open to the public

 

 

Palm Beach Art, Antique & Design Showroom is a one-of-a-kind venue that embodies a Year-Round Art Fair atmosphere, with a community mindset for Artists, Galleries and Design Studios. Their 25,000 square foot space provides a unique experience for collectors, designers, curators, art aficionados and the everyday art consumer. Come and enjoy year-round exhibitions, lectures, events and pop ups, extending the boundaries of meaningful art exhibitions and fostering a public engagement in our community.

 

 

The public is invited to browse the Luxury Showroom for a diversity of fine art, antiques, sculpture, glass and design objects from a wide range of domestic and international galleries.  It is backed by the Palm Beach Show Group, the leading full-service show production in the nation, specializing in world-class fine art, antique & jewelry shows from coast to coast. This provides an unparalleled experience for exhibitors and attendees. With a carefully cultivated Showroom, the staff continues to cater to both seasoned and new collectors- offering the opportunity to attend unique events, connect with international and emerging artists, and shop for the unique, the rare and the one-of-a-kind.

 

 

  “The End of the Reel” by Danuta Rothschild

 

 

 

Join us this March as we celebrate and honor Women’s History month. This exhibition features and commends the vital role of women artists in our Showroom. As we amplify women’s voices in the art world, we are pleased to celebrate the past, inform the present and inspire the future. Guests can browse a broad range of mediums and genres from all of our participating Artists.

 

 

 

“ This Closeup Matters “  by Danuta Rothschild

 

 

 

Danuta Rothschild tells The Rickie Report, “While I am creating my art, I step into a space that allows me to connect with the Universe…to tap into the unknown.  My intention is that the viewer will not only see carefully chosen colors, images, shadow and light, but will step with me into the magic of the moment…that they will feel the excitement of unplanned surprised that show up on the canvas.  This is the excitement that fulfills me when I am creating.”

 

 

 

Danuta Rothschild with “The World Dances”

 

 

Danuta Rothschild is an internationally known, respected award winning artist.  She was a Featured Artist at the most recent Palm Beach Art Show at the Palm Beach Convention Center (February,2021), and her works are included in “Celebrating 40 Years of Arts4All  Florida”,  a rigorously juried exhibition being shown at the Florida Capitol 22nd Floor Gallery in Tallahassee now through  March 26, 2021.  A native of Poland, she has lived in California and is now located in Stuart, FL.  Danuta’s works have been shown in prestigious museums in Poland, France, Bosnia, and the United States, where she participated in numerous exhibits in CA.  Having appeared in TV shows world wide, she has become an established artist with much respect.  Danuta’s artworks are in public and private collections throughout the world. You can see her artwork at the Elliott Museum or the Martin County Open Studio Tour taking place this weekend, March 6-7.

 

 

 

The scope of Danuta’s artistry is diverse and provocative, as they weave an historical tapestry, including her own take on the Masters.  An artist of considerable stature, Danuta created several series of paintings covering a wide range of subjects.  In her “Art About Art” series, she portrays her favorite painters (Cezanne, Picasso, Rembrandt, Van Gogh, and Modigliani) combining portraits with elements of their well-known works.  Half homage, half subtle mischief, these whimsical paintings reveal more about Danuta to the viewer.

 

 

 

Untitled by Danuta Rothschild

 

 

 

Her art provides a sense of social commentary about relevant issues, both spiritual and profound.  It is rare to see the intensity of emotion, scope of subject matter, and true understanding of the human psyche and spirit as she sees it.  Danuta can take soul-wrenching subjects and make them palatable and magical, while allowing us to ask the pertinent questions that moves us to go deeper within ourselves, revealing new understandings.

 

 

 

 

 

 

Mixed media “Cancel Culture” by Torenzo Gann

 

 

 

Torenzo Gann’s Artist Statement tells us everything about his creative process:

I am compelled.

I am driven.

I must create!

I see art everywhere. On sidewalks, reflections in storefront windows, shadow designs falling on the ground or embracing the side of a building. I see clouds as moving sculptures.

I produce thousands of photographs. Some, to use as a reference for a painting… others because they tell a story or ask a question and invite me to create a painting.

As an artist, I believe I have a responsibility to also create works of art that bring attention to important societal issues such as chemicals as food additives, toxic chemicals used in the industrialized production of crops, and genetic engineering. I’m also concerned about the current trend in America to whitewash our history in order to oblige the politically correct community.

I feel a deep responsibility and calling to create works of art that reveal and contemplate the beauty in the everyday objects we all find around us in this amazing universe created by God.

Art is everywhere! If you look for it, you’ll see it!

I believe God has created an amazing universe! As God is the original Creator, He created EVERYONE with the ability to create…everyone! If you’re one of the millions of people who believe they cannot create or are not creative, I challenge your belief and encourage you to step out of your comfort zone and CREATE something. I believe you can do it! We all start at the beginning. Let the fun begin! Soon…you’ll be seeing art everywhere.

 

 

 

“Gate Hook, Barbados” by Torenzo Gann

 

 

 

Torenzo Gann is an internationally known, award winning fine-artist, photographer, and commercial art film producer. A native of Michigan, he majored in illustration at Kendall College of Art and Design, Grand Rapids.  After successfully completing his first year, Torenzo left Kendall to pursue his own studies in the areas of painting, photography, and filmmaking.

 

 

After twenty years of creating art, Torenzo abandoned his love of creating art to confront a personal crisis caused by his alcoholism. As a result of his experience receiving treatment and getting sober, he chose to become a certified counselor so that he could help others who struggle with alcoholism and other drug addictions. When he was able to help a patient achieve a major breakthrough, it was an exhilarating moment! He recalls “nothing I’ve ever created has given me such satisfaction and joy!” It would be another twenty years later before he returned to the world of physically creating art.

 

 

 

“Tulips and Salt Air” by Torenzo Gann

 

 

Torenzo has exhibited in several national shows and has garnered attention at the exclusive ArtSynergy/ ArtPalmBeach International Art Fair by juror Eric Weiss, Curator of the Picasso Museum in Barcelona, Spain (January 2019).  In September 2019, two recent works, “Wall Switch, St. Petersburg” and “Obelisk, Bonaire” selected by Juror, Jack Rasmussen, Director, Katzen Gallery, American University, Washington, D.C. for inclusion in the Will’s Creek Exhibition of Fine Art.

 

 

 

“Above and Below” by Torenzo Gann

 

 

In November 2019, he was one of only 54 artists selected from over 500 entrants to be juried into the prestigious All Florida Art Show produced by the Martin County Cultural Arts Council. Juror, Ehern Gerhard, Arts Exhibitions Director for the Centers for the Arts in Bonita Springs, FL. commented on Torenzo’s piece, “The Last Roundup”, as a work bringing awareness and attention to the toxic chemicals used and found in America’s agriculture, and awarded it Honorable Mention. His participation in juried exhibits and awards are numerous. Torenzo is a published artist ( Millionaire Magazine 1987, Architectural Digest 1986, Northwood University 1986, Designer’s Quarterly 1984-85, Palm Beach Life 1984-85, Kodak Quarterly Report 1977) and his artistry can be found in private, corporate and public collections.  Torenzo’s ceaseless quest for seeing and creating art is his unconstrained passion. He eagerly awaits to see what the universe offers.  Torenzo is also affiliated with the American Impressionist Society. His work can be seen at the Elliott Museum and the Martin County Open Studio Tour taking place this weekend, March 6 & 7.

 

 

 

 

For more information about the Showroom or Exhibit:

 

Danuta Rothschild:

danutastudio.com

danutastudio@yahoo.com

 772-2336020

 

 

Torenzo Gann

torenzoart.com

torenzogann@gmail.com

561- 818-6259

 

 

 

 

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

 

 

Elliott Museum Features Martin Artisans Guild Paintings, Photography, Wearable Art, Sculpture, And Glass As Prelude To Martin County Open Studio Tour. Opening Reception Is Wednesday, February 17

The Elliott Museum will feature the Martin Artisans Guild with a special Exhibit and Preview of the Martin County Open Studio Tour.  The public is invited to the Wednesday, February 17 Opening Reception.  Paul Hamaty will entertain at the piano as guests enjoy light bites and a cash bar, while meeting the artists.  The Rickie Report shares the details and some sneak peeks.  Remember to save the dates for the Martin County Open Studio Tour March 6-7, 2021.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Wednesday, February 17

5:30 to 7:30 PM

There will be $5.00 admission for all guests

 


“Wildflower” by Dot Galfond

 

Elliott Museum

825 N.E. Ocean Blvd.   Stuart, FL

Call us for any questions at 772.225.1961

 

 

“Please Yield For Pedestrians” by Katie Gianni

 

 

 

As you walk through two galleries, enjoy the piano tunes of Paul Hamaty, three Cash Bars and Food Stations.   Meet the artists who will be participating in the upcoming Martin County Open Studio Tour, browse and buy original works of art including paintings, photography, sculpture, pastels, art-to-wear, one-of-a-kind jewelry pieces, unique glass works, and much more!  The PDS Cafe will also be open.

 

 

“Sante Fe” by Sheryl Levine

 

 

 

About The  2021 Martin County Open Studio Tour:

Saturday & Sunday,  March 6 – 7, 2021

 

Once a year, the best artists in Martin County open their studios to the public and give you the opportunity to see the creative process in person!  We will provide a map to the artists’ studios, and you can visit as many of them as you would like. At the studios, you will be able to watch the artists creating their work, interact with them, learn about how they create and see their setup and materials. Some of the studios will be offering refreshments and special surprises. Don’t miss this opportunity to be a part of the thriving arts scene in Martin County!

 

“The Elliott” by Laura Kay Darvill

 

Go to the 2021 Tour Artists page to see the names and website links for the artists you can visit on the tour.

 

 

 

For more information about this event, the Open Studio Tour, or membership:

 

mcost.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

 

47 Artists Participate In Martin Artisan Guild Studio Tour January 18 & 19. Mark Your Calendars For Free Self-Guided Tour And Special Preview On January 10 At The Elliott Museum

Meet forty-seven highly creative regional artists and craftspeople at the 4th Annual Martin County Open Studio Tour (MCOST) on January 18-19, 2020.  This Free event brings art lovers to 30 different studios with a self-guided and downloadable maps.  A Preview Event will be held on January 10 at the Elliott Museum. At the studios, you can watch the artists creating their work, interact with them, learn about how they create and see what materials they use. Some will offer refreshments and special surprises! Don’t miss this opportunity to be a part of the thriving arts scene in Martin County!  Meet the artists, ask questions, explore new venues and see their newest drawings, watercolors, oils, mixed media, sculpture, ceramics, jewelry, and fiber arts that they will be displaying and selling.  The Rickie Report shares the details and some sneak peeks.

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Opening Reception  PREVIEW

January 10, 2020

6  – 8 pm

Available January 8 – 12, 2020

Elliott Museum

825 NE Ocean Boulevard Stuart, FL

 

Join us for this exciting preview of the work of the talented artists of the Martin Artisans Guild who will be participating in the area’s premier art event – the 2020 Martin County Open Studio Tour! See the artists’ work to help you decide which studios you want to visit. Refreshments will be served. Cash bar available. 

 

 

 

 

 

MARTIN    COUNTY    OPEN    STUDIO    TOUR

 

 

JANUARY  18 – 19, 2020  

~FREE   To   ATTEND~

10 am – 5 pm  each day

MARTIN   COUNTY, FL

 

 

Click Here for Video!

 

 

 

MAP IS AVAILABLE ON OUR FREE DOWNLOADABLE APP:

 

A free downloadable APP called “Martin County Open Studio Tour” is also available with artists and location information. Participation provides a wonderful opportunity for the community to experience the process of making art. More information is available on the following media sites: MCOST.org., Facebook, and the free phone APP.

 

 

 

The Art Studio Tour features local artists working in a wide range of mediums: painting, drawing, sculpture, glass, ceramics, jewelry, mixed media and textiles. Artist’s studios are in the Jensen Beach, Stuart, Palm City and Hobe Sound areas.

 

 

Tour participants will be able to see actual working studios where original artwork is produced and interact with the artists. Original artwork will be available for purchase.

 

 

The first studio tour in 2017 was well attended and highly successful for all involved. The Martin County Open Studio Tour has become a traditional event every January in Martin County. This event is free to the public and information guide booklets will be available at numerous locations as well as at each art studio.

 

 

 

 

This years Artists include:

Cheryl Cote

Jane Baldridge

Lynne Barletta

Barb Bucci

Mallo Bissett

Tepa Charles

Suzanne Connors

Laura Kay Whiticar Darvill 

Diana Rell Dean

Dan Defelici

Jim Dirks

Maria Dowling

Deborah Elaine

Grace Fenniman

Thomas Forster

Torenzo Gann

Dot Galfond

Katie Gianni

Eduardo Gomez

Lorrie Goss

Pat Hoshino

Alicia Jones

Denise Justice

Helen Kagan

Renee Keil

Sue Klahne

Chris Kling

Alice Laputka

Addison Laskey

Brenda Leigh

Sheryl Levine

Karen Leffel-Massengil

Mia Lindberg

Maria McCadden

Maria Miele

Amber Moran

Lynn Morgan

Tracee Newsome

Martha Quigley

Sally Browning Pearson

Kim Rody

Danuta Rothschild

Geoffrey Smith

Mark Stall

Christina de la Vega

 

Thank you To Our Sponsors:

Stuart Art Supply, Visionary School of Arts, 3D Potter, Jewelry by Whiticar, Red Barn Furniture, The Gilt Complex, Eduardo Gomez Sculpture, Tom Campenni & Friends, ReMax of Stuart, Treasure Coast Universal Unitarian Congregation, Eventmakers, The Rickie Report, Stuart Boathouse, Whiticar Mobile Marine Services, Wm. B. Ianiero Renovations & Remodeling, Diana Rell Dean Riverhouse Workshop, Kling Gallery, Wine & Decor, License to Kiln – Dot Gelfand, Treasure Coast Dermatology, Tim Ioannides MD, Mark Stall Images, Sunrise Surf Shop, William Torenzo Ganaway, Martha Quigley Landfall Gallery, Lynn Morgan, Sheryl Levine, Jane Lawton Baldridge, Lighthouse ArtCenter, Sally Brown Pearson, Tom Grissman Photography & Fine Art Reproduction, Kyle G’s Prime Seafood & Steaks, Historical Society of Martin County, Elliott Museum, House of Refuge Museum, The Frugal Framer, Arts Council of Martin County, Arts Foundation of Martin County, Women Supporting the Arts.

 

 

 

 

 

For more information:

 

mcopenstudiotour@gmail.com

mcost.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