South Florida Basket And Fiber Guild Welcomes You To Meet Emily Dvorin, Innovative Fiber Artist

The South Florida Basket and Fiber Guild invites the public to their January 6, 2016 meeting that will feature award-winning contemporary fiber artist, Emily Dvorin, known for her innovative, “transordinary” vessels that turn recognizable household objects and urban materials into visual comments on daily life. Her work has been exhibited in shows and galleries across the country, receiving many awards and honors. Emily is the current president of the National Basketry Organization.  Guild meetings are held at Armory Art Center in West Palm Beach.   A Meet and Greet begins at 9:00am, followed by a short business meeting. Emily’s presentation “Transordinary Vessels will start at 10:00.  The Rickie Report shares the details and promises you an extraordinary experience with this group of talented artists!

 

 

 

South Florida Basket and Fiber Guild

 

Features Contemporary Fiber Artist, Emily Dvorin

 

 

Monthly General Meeting

 

 January 6, 2016       9 am

Emily Will Give A Demo

 

 

 

AND

 

Emily Will Teach a 2 Day Workshop,

 “Approaching Basketry”

January 7 & 8, 2016

 

 

All Events Take Place at

 

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Armory Art Center

1700 Parker Avenue     West Palm Beach, Florida 33401

561.832.1776

 

 

 

 

 

Emily Dvorin, Contemporary Fiber Artist

 

 

 

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Creations by Emily Dvorin (Photo Courtesy of her website)

 

 

 

Emily tells The Rickie Report, “I call myself a sculptural basketmaker. I am known for my innovative, “transordinary” vessels. Challenging the original definition of basketry, I explore contemporary interpretations of this traditional craft, utilizing non-traditional materials. I transform the ordinary through the processes of manipulation, construction, alteration, repetition of singular elements, coiling, weaving and assembling to create dense arrangements of common, urban objects. I sculpt with fiber and interact with material, pattern, color, design, shape and texture.”

 

 

Growing up in New Jersey in the 50s,, Emily Dvorin was told that her creativity and artistic approach were “cute”. A sea kelp basket workshop in the early 80s changed her life forever: she realized that basketry and three-dimensional work were what she truly loved. Largely self-taught, Emily began offering workshops the 90s and in the early 2000s brought basketry classes to elementary and high school classrooms. In 2008, after owning and operating a contemporary craft store for 35 years, and enabling other artists to gain wider audience and appreciation for their work, Emily retired to live her life’s dream of being a full-time artist. She now has a studio in Sausalito, California. She continues to teach classes for both adults and children, and she speaks, consults and exhibits all around the country. This year she became president of the National Basketry Organization.
Emily’s presentation for the guild, TRANSORDINARY VESSELS, will highlight her work as a sculptural basketmaker using materials from the hardware store, cable ties and other found objects to create whimsical and imaginative art pieces

 

 

 

Emily will also be giving a 2 day workshop, APPROACHING BASKETRY, on Thursday and Friday, Jan 7 – 8, 2016. Through a hands-on approach to many basketry techniques we will explore process, structure, design and surface texture while experimenting with a variety of materials. Beginners and experienced artists alike will enjoy this unique look into contemporary basketry.

 

 

 

Members will receive registration preference, however, a limited number of seats may be available for the public beginning Dec. 16th. For workshop information contact Erica Howat at ericahowat@mac.com

 

About South Florida Basket and Fiber Guild:

The South Florida Basket and Fiber Guild was formed in January 2013 by a dozen enthusiastic fiber artists and enthusiasts from Palm Beach and Broward Counties. Our purpose is to inspire interest and creativity in basketry and the fiber arts among both emerging and seasoned artists through networking, educational programs and exhibition opportunities.  Meetings are the first Wednesday of each month from 9:00 am – 12:30 pm at the Armory Art Center in West Palm Beach. Anyone with an interest in basketry and the fiber arts is welcome to join us.  Meeting details including topics/speakers and the membership form are available on our website.

 

 

 

For more information about the South Florida Basket and Fiber Guild please visit:
southfloridabasketandfiberguild.org
and
https://www.facebook.com/pages/South-Florida-Basket-and-Fiber-Guild/410080982419059

 

 

 

 

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The Creativity of Every Day Objects by Ray Gross Goes Worldwide

Ray Gross’ ceramic pieces are well-known in Palm Beach County galleries and exhibit venues. Hyper-realistic, his porcelain sculptures are often mistaken for the “real thing”.  His hand bag series has a waiting list! Everyday objects have been turned into art statements through his creative vision. The Rickie Report celebrates Ray’s imagination with a listing of upcoming exhibits, including Wiesbaden, Germany!

 

 

 

Celebrating

 

 

The Creativity of Ray Gross

 

 

Painterly Ceramics by Ray Gross

Painterly Ceramics by Ray Gross

 

 

 

Ray Gross is an artist, sculptor and designer.  He was raised in South Florida in a creative home-setting, with his father who worked as a jeweler, painter and poet. His mother’s family is famous for their millinery business, designing ladies’ hats, especially in the Roaring 20’s styles.

 

 

 

 

"Louie,Louie" by Ray Gross

“Louie,Louie” by Ray Gross

 

 

After college and during his graduate studies at University of Florida, Ray worked as a graduate teaching assistant.  He established his first studio/gallery near the  famous “Homestead Hotel” near Warm Springs, VA.

 

 

 

"Camera View" by Ray Gross

“Camera View” by Ray Gross

 

 

Two years later, Ray partnered with Joan Farish to open “Clay Concepts” in West Palm Beach,FL.  and later founded Lake Avenue Gallery located in Lake Worth, FL.  Ray left the gallery in the late 1980’s to focus on his studio work.

 

 

 

Sterling Silver Sculptures by Ray Gross

Sterling Silver Sculptures by Ray Gross

 

 

Through The Buyers Market of American Crafts Council (PA) and Rosen Media (Baltimore, MD), Ray was invited to the American Craft Museum in New York City for a one-man SOLO Exhibition.  His hyper-realistic porcelain sculpture, “Harley” was an instant success and was exhibited throughout Museums on the East coast of the United States.  Many will remember seeing “Harley” at the Norton Museum, Boca Museum of Art, Fort Lauderdale Museum of Art and at Art in Public Place at Palm Beach International Airport.

 

 

"Fishing" by Ray Gross

“Fishing” by Ray Gross

 

 

Keeping the same theme of hyper-realistic porcelain sculptures of objects of everyday Americana, this July, Ray had his first sellout show in the Hamptons.  He is being represented by Anthony Brunelli Gallery in Binghamton, NY.  His new work will be shown this season at the Binghamton Gallery as well as SCOPE Miami, Art Miami and Art Palm Beach (Whitespace’s “Collect”). Ray will be part of Whitespace Collections’s exhibits at the JCC in Palm Beach Gardens as well. His next stop on his world-wide tour is Weisbaden, Germany this Fall.

Special Show Schedule

 

Cultural Council of Palm Beach County  TRUNK SHOW

          Nov. 14th  6 – 9 pm   &  November 15  10 am – 3 pm

Whitespace Collection:  November 20, 21, 22, 23  www.whitespacecollection.com

Evan Lurie Gallery at RED DOT Art Fair Miami    Dec 2-7th

 

JCC Art Show :  December 11 ( Whitespace Collection)

Art Palm Beach: January, 21, 22, 23, 24, 25  (Through Whitespace Collection)

Art Wynwood Miami:  February 12 – 15

Continuously Showing:

 

Cultural Council of Palm Beach County www.palmbeachculture.com

Artisans on the Ave.  artisansonave.com

The River Gallery (Chattanooga, TN)

A Unique Boutique (Delray Beach and Naples, FL)

 

 

 

 

 

 

"Artist Brushes" by Ray Gross

“Artist Brushes” by Ray Gross

 

Ray is a member of the Cultural Council of Palm Beach County, where his sculptures are available in the gift shop. Ray also teaches at the Armory Arts Center Complex in W. Palm Beach. His creations can also be found at Artisans on the Ave  (Lake Worth, FL), The River Gallery (Chattanooga, TN), A Unique Boutique (Naples, FL and Cape Cod, MA).  Check out his new series, “Everything But the Girl”!

 

 

 

"Coco" by Ray Gross

“Coco” by Ray Gross

 

 Ray is available for small group or individual classes as well as commissions.

For more information please contact Ray at  raygross@gmail.com

 or 561- 951- 4749.

 

 

 

 

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The Rickie Report

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Port St. Lucie Unveils New Photographic Exhibit by BRBarbara

BRBarbara will be exhibiting in a SOLO show at the Port St. Lucie Civic Center’s Art Gallery.  She is a digital artist/photographer, serves on the board of the Palm Beach Photographic Center and has shown in juried exhibits throughout Palm Beach County.  There will be a Free Public Reception on July 17th at the Port St. Lucie Civic Center’s Art Gallery.  The Rickie Report shares the details and a few sneak peaks.

 

 

 

 

 

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Port St. Lucie Civic Center Art Gallery

Presents A

SOLO Exhibition by:

BRBarbara

 

Opening Reception  

Thursday, July 17th    6-8 pm

Exhibit Runs Through September 11th

Monday through Friday  8:15 am – 4:15 pm

Free admission and Free Parking

9221 S.E. Civic Center Place, southeast corner of U.S. Highway 1 and Walton Road

BRBarbara will be highlighted in a SOLO exhibit at the Port St. Lucie Civic Center, showing her varied photographs.  She is a digital artist/photographer who serves on the board of the Palm Beach Photographic Center.  She has shown in other juried exhibits throughout Palm Beach County.  There will be a Free Public Reception on July 17th at the Port St. Lucie Civic Center’s Art Gallery from 6 – 8 pm. The exhibit continues July 18th through September 11th, Monday – Friday.  The Gallery is closed on weekends.

"Green and Yellow" by BDBarbara

“Green and Yellow” by BRBarbara

 

 

BRBarbara studied at Brookdale Community College, International Photographic Center, Palm Beach Photographic Center, Armory Art Center, Palm Beach State College and Florida Atlantic University.  Her juried exhibitions include Jensen Beach, Okeeheelee Nature Center, Life Long Learning at Florida Atlantic University and Jonathan Dickinson State Park.

 

 

 

"Cape Coral" by BDBarbara

“Cape Coral” by BRBarbara

 

BRBarbara’s work encompasses different catagories of fine art photography. In addition to her own artwork, BRBarbara promotes the work of other talented artists.  The selections of prints available are of a broad spectrum and available on her website. 

 

"Glass Building" by BDBarbara

“Glass Building” by BRBarbara

 

BRBarbara’s subject matter is diverse.  Two pieces of her artwork are placed in Municipal buildings in West Palm Beach and Palm Beach Gardens.  BRBarbara’s capturing of shadows is particularly entertaining, with every-day objects taking center stage.  The beauty of her photography is how she captures what we normally pass by without thinking – and makes us take a second look. 

 

 

"Shimmer" by BDBarbara

“Shimmer” by BRBarbara

 

 

BRBarbara is a member of the Palm Beach Photographic Centre and serves on their Marketing Committee.  She was most recently Honorary Host of the prestigious Members’ Juried Show Reception.

 

"Look Through" by BDBarbara

“Look Through” by BRBarbara

 

BRBarbara’s work will also be shown at upcoming exhibits including: A Focus on Flags at the Lake Park Library (November-December), Art Express, Palm Beach Gardens (November 15 – January 15) and at the Art Gallery in Tequesta.

 

"Tribute" bu BDBarbara

“Tribute” by BRBarbara

 

For more information about BRBarbara’s own photography and digital art or representation of other artists, please contact her at:  BRBarbara@BRBarbara.com.  or www.BRBarbara.com.

 

 

 

For more information about the Port St. Lucie Civic Center Art Gallery contact: 

Kelly A. Tiger, Recreation Manager
Port St. Lucie Civic Center
City of Port St. Lucie
(772) 807-4467

 

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The Rickie Report

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Rickie@therickiereport.com

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