“A Colorful Kingdom” Features Tiffany Beasi And Melissa Mastrangelo At Sunrise Civic Center Gallery

Tiffany Beasi and Melissa Mastrangelo are the Featured Artists at the Sunrise Civic Center Gallery from July 20th through September 1st.  Everyone is invited to a free, Public Reception on Friday, July 27th.  You will experience vivid colors, meet these two passionate artists, and see their interpretation of “A Colorful Kingdom”. All ages will identify with the artworks and be enthused by what they see!  The Rickie Report shares the details and a few sneak peeks.

 

 

P  R  E  S  E  N  T  S  :

 

 

 

Art Reception:

Friday, July 27th

6  – 9 PM 

Light refreshments including fruit, cheese, dips, popcorn chicken, wine, soft drinks, water, coffee, other snacks will be served.

 

Exhibit is available July 20 – September 1, 2018

 

 

Gallery Hours:

Tuesday and Friday   10:00 am to 5:00 pm

 Wednesday and Thursday  Noon to 7:00 pm

 Saturday 10:00 am – 3:00 pm

 

 

Sunrise Civic Center Theatre and Art Gallery

10610 W Oakland Park Blvd, Sunrise, FL 33351

(954) 747-4646

 

 

 

 

T i f f a n y      B e a s i

 

Tiffany Beasi is a professional painter, muralist and art director with 15 years experience. Tiffany has been drawing since childhood and holds a degree in graphic design from UCF. As an award-winning creative, she has generated commercial art for clients as Walt Disney World, Core Communities, Orlando Magic, Hard Rock International, Roadhouse Grill, Garden of Life and Cafe Tu Tu Tango.

 

In recent years, Tiffany has exhibited her work in several group art shows including House of Blues Folk Art Festival, Sun Fest and Aesop’s Fable Tables in West Palm Beach, Gibson Guitar Town in Orlando and Hard Rock Hotels Velvet Lounge. Her public art projects and murals span the state of Florida and are located in Coral Springs, St. Cloud, Palm Harbor, West Palm Beach, Orlando and Lake Worth. In the next few years, Tiffany hopes to expand her public art projects with the focus on environmental awareness themes.

 

 

 

” A Good Life” Mural by Tiffany Beasi

 

 

Tiffany tells The Rickie Report, “When I start with an idea, I am inspired by music, animals and the environment around me. I paint what I see and feel. I love to create things that not only I can grow from but that will inspire others as well. Most of the time, I use acrylic paint on canvas but I do create on functional materials like shoes, skateboards, surfboards, chairs, walls and guitars”.

Growing Is Key” by Tiffany Beasi

Tiffany says, “My vivid color scheme has developed over the years from being a Florida native. The Florida landscape is bright and drowned in dynamic colors. Absorbing this eye-catching landscape has inspired my work. I don’t really stick to one subject matter just like I don’t listen to the same music or eat the same things everyday. Life is to short to paint the same thing everyday. My style is creating. When I am done with a painting, I feel a sense of self-worth and accomplishment and have a happy smile on my face”.

 

 

Melissa   Mastrangelo 

 

Melissa Mastrangelo is originally from Upstate NY, but has found her true home here in South Florida. She graduated from Coastal Carolina University with a Bachelors in Fine Arts, and has been drawing and painting since childhood. Her work has been displayed at multiple local breweries and cafes, here in FL, most recently at Oceana Cafe in Tequesta.

 

 

 

Jelly Fish by Melissa Mastrangelo

 

 

Her love and passion for nature, especially the sea, is heavily reflected in her work. Her paintings mainly depict colorful sea creatures, waves, and tropical landscapes. Melissa is an avid scuba diver and paddleboarder, further adding inspiration from the natural beauty all around here. She prefers a more stylistic approach to painting, working off of photographs but adding her own personal touch. Use of vibrant colors and different textures (splatter/use of palette knife) is what makes her work unique. Her favorite medium is acrylic paint, but she also enjoys drawing with ink pens and watercoloring, which is how her zentangle creations are born.

 

 

 

 

Melissa Mastrangelo with her “Fairy Tale House” Public Art Project in W. Palm Beach, FL

 

 

Melissa also runs a “Paint and Sip” company, Mobile Masterpieces, in which she teaches acrylic on canvas. So to keep things interesting, she loves to paint on recycled guitars, decks, and boards as well. Most recently she has begun a “Porthole” series on used vinyl records with 3D printed frames. 

 

 

 For more information about Tiffany Beasi:

Email   artist@tiffanybeasi.com

 www.TiffanyBeasi.com

www.Unleashedartworks.com

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To see more of her artwork visit facebook.com/dreamincolor26

Instagram @dreamincolorart 

email at dreamincolorartfl@gmail.com

 

 

 

 

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Local Non-Profit Resource Depot Promotes Plastic-Free Through Music with Jack Johnson, Unveils New “Sew For Sustainability” Project

Jack Johnson’s upcoming concert on October 5th at the Coral Sky Amphitheater in West Palm Beach will be more than just entertainment for his fans, but also an avenue to raise awareness. As a former surfer, Johnson is passionate about environmental causes. His campaign “All At Once” is affectionately named as a “social action network” that advocates for sustainable local food systems and plastic-free initiatives all across the country. Local non-profit, Resource Depot, whose mission aligns with keeping plastic and other harmful debris out of our oceans, has been selected as a benefitting partner for the Jack Johnson 2017 tour. Individuals are encouraged to donate to the cause by texting GIVERD to 71777. All funds raised prior to October 31st will be matched by the Johnson Ohana Foundation.  Stop by The Resource Depot on October 28th when the newest project, “Sew For Sustainability” will be unveiled.  The Rickie Report shares the details and urges everyone to sign up.  As “All At Once” states: “Your Action * Your Voice * Your Choice”!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Resource Depot
2510 Florida Avenue    West Palm Beach, FL 33401
Tel: 561-882-0090        www.resourcedepot.net

 

Saturday, October 28th

9:30 – 11:30 am

VIEW  JACK  JOHNSON’S  “The Smog of the Sea”

Be the FIRST To Participate In “SEW  FOR SUSTAINABILITY”

Includes breakfast provided by Whole Foods

RSVP FOR RESERVATIONS NOW:

561-882-0090 www.resourcedepot.net

 

Cost to attend is $20 per couple or for those that donate before Oct. 28th, they will receive a complimentary ticket to attend.

 

 

Local non-profit, Resource Depot, whose mission aligns with keeping plastic and other harmful debris out of our oceans, has been selected as a benefitting partner for the Jack Johnson 2017 tour. As part of the campaign, individuals are encouraged to donate to the cause by texting GIVERD to 71777. All funds raised prior to October 31st will be matched by the Johnson Ohana Foundation.

 

Tire Drummer, Courtesy of Resource Depot

 

 

Following the concert on October 28th, Resource Depot is hosting a special breakfast event at their facility located at 2510 Florida Avenue in West Palm Beach where patrons can catch a viewing of Jack Johnson’s new documentary, “The Smog of the Sea”. After the film, attendees are invited to stick around for an info session about a brand new volunteer project called “Sew for Sustainability”, wherein participants will be designing and distributing unique reusable bags in an effort to shift the common mindset of single-use plastics. Breakfast for this event will be provided by Whole Foods Market and will be available from 9:30 am – 11:30 am. Cost to attend is $20 per couple or for those that donate before Oct. 28th, they will receive a complimentary ticket to attend.

 

 

To learn more about the All At Once campaign, visit www.AllAtOnce.org.

 You can also follow the campaign on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram.

 

 

For more information about Resource Depot:

Please visit www.resourcedepot.net or call 561.882.0090

 

 

About Resource Depot:

Resource Depot is a non-profit organization in Palm Beach County that has been inspiring the masses for 17 years to reduce waste by way of creative reuse. Each year, Resource Depot rescues approximately 83 tons of waste from our landfills transforming that into supplies for classrooms, educational programs, and the weekend tinkerer. They spark imagination through their annual memberships, field trips, a summer Junk Camp, and in-house DIY workshops for all ages.

 

 

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How Federal Regulations Affect The Future Of The Art Glass Industry; Which Arts Industry Is Next?

If you’ve been following the news in the glass world, you already know that major U.S. art glass manufacturers have suspended operations.  The Rickie Report is concerned about the environment and at the same time, anxious about the situation of the manufacturers of products for the arts industry.  How will these issues affect the American-based arts industry, one of the pillars of American creativity and job security? Will oil-based paints be the next target?   We bring you an inside look with Taylor Materio of McMow Art Glass and a Call To Action to share your voice with the lawmakers who will affect the future of the Arts.

 

 

 

 

 

THE  STATE OF  THE  ART GLASS  INDUSTRY,

AND HOW IT BODES FOR THE FUTURE

OF THE AMERICAN ARTS INDUSTRY

 

An Overview With Taylor Materio

 

 

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TRR:  Recently a number of art glass manufacturers in the U.S. have been stopping production or closing.  Tell us what is happening.

TM:

You may already know that Spectrum Glass is halting production and going out of business in the next few months. Uroboros Glass in Portland will be picking up production of the System 96 product line. However, the situation in Portland is growing out of control with knee jerk reactions to some sensationalist journalism not based on science, but based in fear and speculation. Production at Bullseye Glass is being suspended with the prohibition of use of the heavy metals necessary to produce colored glass. The fear hasn’t stopped with the West Coast, as Kokomo Opalescent Glass has been accused of pollution, as well.

 

What you need to know:

  •  The stained and colored glass industry is a small, but home grown American manufacturing phenomenon.

 

  • It’s unique in the world, provides steady manufacturing jobs for American workers, and is an exporting industry as well.

 

  •  This industry of just six manufacturers is facing $2.5-3.5 million of capital investment due to regulatory changes with no advance warning. This investment may prove too much for several of them to bear.

 

 

  • Government intervention is needed for them to meet the goals of the new regulations in such a short time frame.

 

 

 

  • The industry is willing to meet new regulations, but it needs reasonable time to do so.

 

 

  • The manufacturers are all owned by single individuals and their families, who work daily at their plants. They don’t have the resources of publicly traded corporations to simply pay up and move on.

 

 

  • These manufacturers supply thousands of other businesses and craftsmen who depend on their unique glass styles to complete their work. They are now at risk of being put out of work themselves.

 

 

  • The very suppliers who have created the iconic glass of the American stained glass legacy are at risk due to this situation.

 

 

  • There is currently no actual verification that the glass industry is connected to the detected toxins. EPA did moss testing, a new science, which raised public concern. They retested and found the levels to be safe.

 

  • International glass suppliers will make their products available to consumers in the U.S.  There is little or no regulation during their manufacturing process.  The public should be concerned about the possible environmental impact from these products.

 

 

TRR:  We are concerned about our environment.  How can we get this information to the public?

TM:

 

 If you’d like to learn more about the situation, there is a group on Facebook dedicated to Glass Artists for Air Quality:

 

 

https://www.facebook.com/groups/489874894517980/

 

 

TRR:  What is your perspective on how this will affect others in the arts industry?

TM:

 

Some artists’ paints contain heavy metals and other potentially hazardous toxins.   I am concerned that this is the tip of the iceberg and the EPA will be looking at other arts-related materials.  This is a wake-up call to everyone involved with the arts!  While the arts industry will be able to purchase glass manufactured elsewhere in the world, we need to be concerned about the toxicity of those materials, where there is less oversight than here in the U.S.

 

TRR:  What can people do to help  assure a safer environment and still save the U.S. art glass industry?

TM:  

They can write or email their local lawmakers to make them aware.  When the public brings it’s voices together, we can work with legislators.  Here is an example of a letter.

 

 

WHAT  CAN  YOU  DO?

  There are a handful of glass manufacturers in the US who are being forced to introduce expensive equipment into their manufacturing process without a clear and reasonable timeline for implementing these procedures. If you would like to contact your Representatives in Washington to let them know that the glass art industry is a precious part of the US economy that we don’t want to see disappear due to unreasonable regulations, a sample letter is below. Feel free to change it up.

 

To find your Senator: http://www.senate.gov/senators/contact/
To find your Representative: http://www.house.gov/representatives/find/

 

 

Dear Senator or Representative,

This week Spectrum Glass in Washington announced that after 40 years of producing colored art glass they will be closing their doors in July. They are the main American manufacturer of many types of colored art glass. This affects an estimated 30,000 Stained Glass, Fused Glass and Glass Blowing Artists, Stores, Art Studios and Hobbyists across America. Fortunately, arrangements have been made for Uroboros Glass in Oregon state to take over production of some of their Art Glass Product line. But there is still a huge problem threatening the American Art Glass Community.

 

 

The entire U.S. art glass industry is now being evaluated by the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) with respect to potential new regulations.  Spectrum is the first to announce it’s closure, but other glass producing companies are also evaluating their options. Uroboros Glass has suspended production of two-thirds of their glass while EPA re-evaluates their standards. Long-standing interpretations of air quality regulations are being reevaluated, and if new regulations are applied to our industry, it would require substantial capital expenses. Spectrum Glass Company has operated well within existing environmental guidelines and has been the only stained glass manufacturer to employ baghouse technology on furnace exhaust. Still, they have already accrued extraordinary, unanticipated expenses since the start of the EPA evaluation and cannot withstand additional investments of an unknown scale. These business collapses will have a ripple effect across the country.
The stained and colored glass industry is a small, but home grown American manufacturing phenomenon. It’s unique in the world, provides steady manufacturing jobs for American workers, and is an exporting industry as well. This industry of just six manufacturers is facing $2.5-3.5 million of capital investment due to regulatory changes with no advance warning. This investment may prove too much for several of them to bear.
Government intervention is needed for them to meet the goals of the new regulations in such a short time frame. The industry is willing to meet new regulations, but it needs reasonable time to do so.
The manufacturers are all owned by single individuals and their families, who work daily at their plants. They don’t have the resources of publicly traded corporations to simply pay up and move on.  These manufacturers supply thousands of other businesses and craftsmen who depend on their unique glass styles to complete their work. They are now at risk of being put out of work themselves. The very suppliers who have created the iconic glass of the American stained glass legacy are at risk due to this situation. There is currently no actual verification that the glass industry is connected to the detected toxins. EPA did moss testing, a new science, which raised public concern. They retested and found the levels to be safe.

 

 

 

The current EPA review and imposed freeze of production is all based in fear not fact.  I want to protect the environment, but I do not want to crush an American Art Industry on assumed causation.

 

 

 

Please do whatever you can to prevent the loss of small businesses,  jobs and an entire art form. The American Art Glass community needs your help.

Regards,
Your Name

 

 

For more information please contact:

Taylor Materio, Creative Director
McMow Art Glass, Inc
561-585-9011 x108
Fax: 561-586-2292
taylor@mcmow.com
www.mcmow.com
www.facebook.com/mcmow

 

 

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The Rickie Report

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Palm Beach Gardens, FL 33420

Rickie@therickiereport.com

561-537-0291

Call All Youth For Entries In Art And Photography “ENDANGERED” Exhibition

Attention Young Artists and Educators! “ENDANGERED Photography & Art Contest 2016” is now open and accepting entries for this prestigious juried exhibit that takes place during Art Basel in Miami.  It is the perfect opportunity for students to research and learn about endangered species and the environment and undertake community service projects.  The Rickie Report shares the information as well as some images from previous contests.  The ENDANGERED Art & Photography Contest and Exhibition are a lot of fun. We encourage you to be a part of this amazing opportunity and not only use your talent to reach a new audience and potentially win a prize but also play a role in preserving wildlife and the environment and directly support an extremely worthwhile non-profit organization.

 

 

 
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The 4th annual ENDANGERED Art & Photography Contest is now open and accepting entries at:

Get Application

 

 

The deadline for submission is 2nd October 2016.

 

 

This is a great opportunity for students and Young Artists under the age of 18 (with birthdays on or after October 1st, 1998) to research, consider and communicate the issues facing endangered species and habitats.

 

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“Chimpanzee” by Alison Irving. All Rights Reserved. Alison is a 15 year old student and is the Young Artist Ambassador to ENDANGERED: Art4Apes.

The Contest

This global, juried online contest and subsequent exhibition aims to encourage artists and photographers to focus their skill and creativity on the issues facing endangered species and habitats while raising funds to support the Center for Great Apes, a 501(c)(3) registered sanctuary for orangutans and chimpanzees in need of lifetime care.
Students may be inspired to learn about local or global issues. The challenge is to interpret or reflect ENDANGERED through either:
• Celebration of the beauty of endangered or threatened species/habitats
or
• Illustration of the threats facing endangered species/habitats

 

Please note – species do not have to be formally listed as endangered in order to be eligible for this contest as long as an element of threat exists.

 

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“The Hole Story”, photograph by Sidney Scholl. All Rights Reserved. Sidney is a third grade student at Alexander Montessori School in Miami, Florida. She is 8 years old and a supporter of Paws4You and The Center for Great Apes.

 

We encourage creativity in interpretation of the theme and accept entries in the following categories:

Fine Art (including Sculpture)

Photography (digital manipulation is acceptable)

Wearable Art (including Jewelry)

 

 

Please enter jpeg images of your work through the Juried Art Services website checking the category Young Artists.

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“Golden Safari” by Young Artist, Mia Gifford. All Rights Reserved.  Mia is 11 years old and has been taking art lessons since first grade. She has a passion for sketching and painting animals. She is a true lover of nature. She has been published in Zoobooks magazine and has also won numerous art awards including the Audubon Bird contest, Benihani Children’s Day art contest, and the ENDANGERED Art & Photography Contest 2014, Young Artist category.

 

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“Fish are Friends not Food” by Young Artist, Alison Irving. All Rights Reserved.  2ND Prize winner, ENDANGERED Art & Photography Contest 2014, Young Artist Category.

 

Prizes

Cash prizes totaling $500 will be awarded in the Young Artists Contest. First Prize will receive $250, Second Prize will receive $150 and Third Prize will receive $100.

Winners will be invited to exhibit their work in Miami around Art Basel week, November 28th to December 1st, 2016.

 

All entries are posted on our Facebook page during the year facebook.com/art4apes so entries can be shared with family and friends.

 

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“Wood You Please Save The Apes” by Young Artist, Scout Dingman. All Rights Reserved. Wood You Please Save The Apes by Young Artist, Scout Dingman. All Rights Reserved. Scout made this wood block print when she was eight years old. Since she was five years old, she has raised money for the Center for Great Apes through lemonade stands, selling t-shirts, participating in fundraising campaigns, and by asking friends to bring donations, not presents, to her birthday parties. As a result, she has raised over $10,000 for the sanctuary.

 

 

 

Terms

Please see the full Terms and Conditions for the specifics on how the contest will be run at www.art4apes.com .

A donation of $5 for Young Artists is required for each entry and goes directly to the Center for Great Apes.

The deadline for submission is 2nd October 2016.

 

 

Support for Educators

 

We encourage entries from elementary, middle and high school classes and offer discounted rates and administrative support to educators who enter a body of work from their students. Please contact Lindsey@art4apes.com for details.

 

 

For each class of students entering we will offer a symbolic adoption of one of the resident apes at the Center for Great Apes. The class may select the ape and they will receive photographs, an adoption certificate, newsletters and updates.
We email a certificate of participation for each entrant which may count towards community service work.
We will also work with interested students to involve them in volunteer projects which will demonstrate their leadership skills and commitment to making the world a better place. Examples of past student projects include:
• Volunteering as a Gallery Assistant during the ENDANGERED Art & Photography Exhibition in Miami.
• Taking part in the eco-fashion show at the ENDANGERED Art & Photography Exhibition as a model.
• Supervising young models at the ENDANGERED Art & Photography Exhibition fashion show.
• Designing tee shirts related to the theme of ENDANGERED which could be sold to raise money for the Center for Great Apes.
• Fundraising projects.
• Spreading the word by encouraging other Young Artists to take part in the contest.

 

 

Proceeds

 
We have chosen to use all proceeds from the contest and exhibition to support the Center for Great Apes. The Center for Great Apes’ mission is to provide a permanent sanctuary for orangutans and chimpanzees who have been rescued or retired from the entertainment industry, from research, or who are no longer wanted as pets. The Center provides care with dignity in a safe, healthy, and enriching environment for great apes in need of lifetime care. Please visit their website to learn more www.CenterForGreatApes.org.

 

 

ALL donations, including contest entry fees, go directly to support the Center. We fund our events either through commercial sponsorship or through our own donations.

 

The Center for Great Apes is solely the beneficiary of the funds from this Contest; it has no role in the organization or management of this contest. The Center for Great Apes cannot be held responsible for any issue relating to this Contest.

 

 

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“Respect” by Young Artist, Stéphanie Norris. All Rights Reserved.
Stéphanie is a high school student educated in Hamburg, Germany and Lake Forest, California.

 

 

 

Communication

We like to keep in touch with artists supporting this contest and we do this in the following ways:

• Through our website http://www.art4apes.com. We post a selection of entries online and blog about the artists and their work.
• Through our Facebook page http://facebook.com/art4apes – we encourage you to “friend” our page. We regularly post as many new entries as we can.
• We send occasional emails to update everyone on progress and news relating to the contest and exhibition plans; you may unsubscribe from these at any time.
• You may email Lindsey@art4apes.com at any time with questions. We try to respond promptly.
• You will receive a letter concerning selection of your entry or entries to the exhibition by October 31st. This will be posted to your account with Juried Art Services. Please remember to check for mail in your JAS account!

 

 

APPLICATION:

www.juriedartservices.com/index.php?content=event_info&event_id=1081

 

 

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“Blurring Distinctions” Paintings and Artworks by Vicki Siegel and Leora Klaymer Stewart At Eissey Campus Art Gallery, Palm Beach State College

Artists Vicki Siegel and Leora Klaymer Stewart present “Blurring Distinctions” a two person exhibition of paintings and artworks at the Art Gallery at Eissey Campus located on the campus of Palm Beach State College in Palm Beach Gardens, FL. The free, Public Opening Reception takes place on February 16th, as the exhibit runs through March 18th.  Using metaphor is common ground for the artworks of both artists. Stewart and Siegel present works that are an exploration of their preferred mediums of fiber (Stewart) and acrylic paint (Siegel). Both artists’ works push the boundaries of their chosen materials to new forms. The Rickie Report shares the details and some sneak peeks.

ART  GALLERY

EISSEY  CAMPUS

PALM  BEACH  STATE  COLLEGE

PRESENTS:

 

“Blurring Distinctions”

Featuring:

Vicki Siegel

Leora Klaymer Stewart

Opening Reception:

Tuesday, February 16, 2016

5:30-7:30 PM

Gallery Hours:

Monday – Friday, 11 am – 5 pm.

 

3160 PGA Blvd., Palm Beach Gardens, FL.

For more information call 561 207-5015.

Exhibit runs February 16, 2016 t0 March 18th, 2016

 

 

 

 

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Vicki Siegel’s paintings explore painting and photography combined. Blending the two art forms is a process that results in images that are both real and imaginary. In these colorful figurative works, a boundary becomes a metaphor for the point where two things become different. Human and natural forms are transformed by the use of acrylic paint, image transfers from Siegel’s photographs, and paint skins.  For the first time Siegel will also be exhibiting paint skin sculptures that combine found materials, light and paint. Vicki Siegel explains these new works, “It is through the use of paint as sculptural material that I hope to bring new ideas to the medium of acrylic paint”.

 

 

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“Out Of Bounds” Detail by Vicki Siegel

 

 

 

Leora Klaymer Stewart works primarily in 3 dimensions using a variety of textile and digital photo techniques to construct her fiber forms and installations. These “sculptural” forms are constructed of natural and manmade fibrous materials to create pieces that are metaphors for the environment, specifically water as a source for life. Klaymer’s works remind us that the oceans, waterfalls, mangroves, and underwater sea life are endangered and represent the fragility of life on earth.

 

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“Uncharted” Detail by Vicki Siegel

 

 

 

 

For this show, Stewart has created an installation which is a collaboration between Leora Klaymer Stewart, Steve Spring and Sandra Kuba. “Coral Sea” was created using Steve Springs’ photographic images of coral reefs and digitally printed on silk panels along with suspended sea life forms constructed in mixed media by fiber artist, Sandra Kuba. “Blurring Distinctions” is curated by Karla Walter, Director of the Eissey Gallery at Palm Beach State Campus, PGA.

 

 

 

 

 

VICKI SIEGEL is a contemporary artist whose mixed media paintings, photography and sculpture explore the connection between memory and reality. She was an art director and creative director in advertising in Milan, Italy, Chicago, and South Florida. Vicki is a full time working artist who exhibits extensively. Her works can be found in many private collections. Vicki Siegel has studied towards a M.F.A. at Tyler School of Art, Rome and holds a B.F.A. from the University of Illinois. She is a passionate instructor of painting. Vicki Siegel is a Golden Artist Educator (GAEP), a member of the National Association of Women Artists (NAWA), and a signature member of the Boca Museum Artists’ Guild among other organizations. Her studio is in Delray Beach, Florida. Vickisiegelart.com

 

 

 

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“Mangrove” Detail by Leora Klaymer Stewart

 

 

LEORA KLAYMER STEWART has been creating and constructing fiber artworks since the 1960’s, receiving her BFA and MFA from the school of the Art Institute, Chicago. Leora has a long history of national and international exhibitions as well as architectural commissions and has curated several exhibitions and has been awarded two National Endowment for the Arts fellowships. She has taught fiber arts at prestigious schools throughout the United States. Leora currently teaches fiber arts at the Armory Art Center in W. Palm Beach Florida. Her work has been reviewed and written about in many publication and can be seen at www.leorakstewart.com.

 

 

 

Leora and Vicki will be discussing their work at the Art Salon at the Armory Art Center on Tuesday March 1,2016 at 6 pm.  For more information visit: www.armoryart.org

 

 

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