“Elegant Threads: Wearable Art And Surface Design” Featuring Renowned Fiber Artist Mary Fisher, Fashion Show, Suzanne Connors Demo, And More At Lighthouse ArtCenter

The Lighthouse ArtCenter Gallery celebrates the unconventional and avant-garde in the second “Elegant Threads: Wearable Art and Surface Design” exhibition, Oct. 18 –Nov. 21, 2018. One-of-a-kind wearable art made from test tubes, canvas, rubber bands, mulberry bark, and other non-traditional material rests alongside fine silks, gemstones, hand-woven textiles, as well as 3D printed shoes and accessories. Award-winning artists from around the country come together in a never-before-seen collection of contemporary color, texture, and techniques that are certain to impress the fashion conscious and the most discerning of designers. Mary Fisher, renowned fiber artist, author, and advocate will be featured in the main gallery. The Opening Reception and Artists’ Award Ceremony is Thursday, October 18th.  Make your reservations for the Runway Show and Reception on November 1st, curated by Bosha Stone.  Thursday, November 15 will feature a textile demonstration by Suzanne Connors.  The Rickie Report shares the details and some sneak peeks. 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Lighthouse ArtCenter Gallery

373 Tequesta Drive    Tequesta, Florida 33469

(561) 746-3101     www.LighthouseArts.org

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

“Elegant Threads: Wearable Art and Surface Design”

Opening Reception and Meet The Artists

Thursday, October 18, 2018

5:30 – 7:30 p.m.

Reception: Members no charge, nonmembers $10

Gallery Hours:
M-F 10 a.m. – 4 p.m.
Sat 10 a.m. – 2 p.m. – First Saturday of the month no charge
Regular Admission: Members no charge, nonmembers $5.00

Exhibit runs October 18 – November 21, 2018

 

 

Vivre Canvas Couture Jellyfish Dress

 

The Lighthouse ArtCenter Gallery celebrates the unconventional and avant-garde in the second Elegant Threads: Wearable Art and Surface Design exhibition, Oct. 18 –Nov. 21, 2018. One-of-a-kind wearable art made from test tubes, canvas, rubber bands, mulberry bark, and other non-traditional material rests alongside fine silks, gemstones, hand-woven textiles, as well as 3D printed shoes and accessories. Award-winning artists from around the country come together in a never-before-seen collection of contemporary color, texture, and techniques that are certain to impress the fashion conscious and the most discerning of designers.

 

Cornelia Wende  “The Weavers”

 

 

 

During Elegant Threads, visitors are treated to a relaxing stroll through a timely exhibit of luxury pieces, both classic and trendsetting. Patrons, vacationers, and holiday shoppers can wrap themselves in exquisite patterns while relishing the softness of silks that are hand-painted and stitched with the greatest of care.

 

 

Mary Fisher

 

 

 

The Opening Reception and Artists’ Award Ceremony is Thursday, October 18th from 5:30-7:30 p.m. This year’s special feature is the Runway Show curated by Bosha Stone on Thursday evening, Nov. 1, from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. Seating is limited and tickets to this fast paced event are going fast. Attendees can enjoy wine and delicious hors d’oeuvres, creative company, lively conversation, and spot the perfect holiday indulgence.

And there’s more…

The centerpiece of the Lighthouse ArtCenter’s Elegant Threads: Wearable Art and Surface Design exhibition is celebrated artist, author, and advocate Mary Fisher’s magnificent textile art, on display in the Main Gallery. Launched into a career of international HIV/AIDS advocacy after giving what is widely considered one of the best American speeches of the 20th century, Fischer is also an illustrious name on the international art scene. Her work has been widely exhibited in public and private collections around the world, including the collections of President George H. W. Bush, President Gerald Ford, and President Mwanawasa of Zambia. Mary Fischer’s contemporary stylized textiles are at once elegant and evocative.

 

Nancy Politsch, Executive Director of the Lighthouse ArtCenter says, “The Lighthouse ArtCenter celebrates our 55th year as we continue to provide exceptional art and cultural experiences for people of all ages. Our motto is ‘learn, grow, create and collect’.”

 

 

 

Plan To Go:

Thursday, October 18, Artists’ Reception and Award Ceremony  5:30 – 7:30 p.m. Artists and members no charge, nonmembers $5.00

Thursday, November 1, Runway Show and Reception 5:30 – 7:30 p.m. Tickets $30 limited seating call (561) 746-3101

Thursday, November 15, 3rd Thursday textile demonstration with Suzanne Connors 5:30-7:30 p.m. Members no charge, nonmembers $5.00

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Lighthouse ArtCenter Gallery
373 Tequesta Drive   Tequesta, Florida 33469
(561) 746-3101   www.LighthouseArts.org

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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17019 SW Sapri Way   Port St. Lucie, FL 34986

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

For Amy Reshefsky, It’s All About The Art At THe HeART of Delray Gallery

If you like colorful, vibrant, eclectic art work you are in for a treat at Amy Reshefsky Studio & AR Gallery 🎨🎨🎨.  IT’S ALL ABOUT THE ART at THe HeART of Delray Gallery in Delray Beach!  Join in the Free First Friday Art Walks and visit Amy’s Studio. The Rickie Report shares the details and some peeks of Amy’s work.

 

 

 

 

 

The ❤️ Heart of Delray Art Studio
1440 N Federal Highway   Delray Beach Fl. 33483

561-289-4542

AmyReshefsky.com

 

 

 

Amy Reshefsky Studio & AR Gallery 🎨🎨🎨

IT’S ALL ABOUT THE ART….

Join Us For Delray Beach First Friday Art Walks

 

 

 

June 2  ♦ July 7 ♦ August 4 ♦ September 1 ♦ October 6 

 November 3 ♦ December 1

6 – 9 pm

 

 

OPEN  GALLERIES,  OPEN STUDIOS  

MEET THE ARTISTS

 

 

Amy Reshefsky Gallery:

Reflects Artist’s Eclectic Styles and Techniques

 

 

Amy Reshefsky Gallery reflects eclectic styles and techniques.  Her career as a skilled and sought-after artist began on a whim.  After Amy moved to a town outside of Montreal with her husband, who was frequently away on business, she often found herself alone in a new country where she didn’t know many people but had an abundance of free time.  For reasons she can’t explain, Amy went out, bought a canvas, some acrylic paints and brushes, and brought them back to a room that was empty except for a few unpacked boxes.

 

Hand painted Glass Table top by Amy Reshefsky

 

Amy tells The Rickie Report, “I just started painting and I haven’t stopped,” she said.  Trying to define Amy as one kind of an artist or another is as challenging as trying to define her style of artwork.  Her work is diverse – to say the least – and about as eclectic as you’ll find anywhere.  “Some artists stick to a certain style because that’s what they’re comfortable with but I’m more comfortable being creative in all directions,” she says. “I love to try different things and different techniques. I can attack anything and enjoy the challenge.”

 

One of her pieces, commissioned for a local synagogue, tells the story of Passover on a large piece of glass in a whimsical and almost playful manner.  At the same time, most of the abstract paintings on her gallery’s walls are reflective of Amy’s mood in when she sits down to paint.  “If I’m in a good mood, the painting will be bright and cheery,” she says. “Whatever mood I’m in, I just go for it.”

 

 

“The Orange” by Amy Reshefsky

 

 

While what she’s feeling at the time drives the tone of her paintings, Amy says what the final piece of art will look like.  Always creative, Amy has never taken an art class or studied art formally. She has a fine arts degree, with her training in fashion design.

 

Her passion now is fully focused on her artwork – and on her gallery/studio , located in The Heart of Delray Gallery in Delray Beach,Florida.  “I wake up every morning wondering why I’m doing what I do,” she says. “But I have to do it. I’m driven.” Amy’s mission is to ” continually create and produce art in many mediums that reflects my inner self.  My art has a deep significance to channeling my emotions”.

 

“The Woodpecker” by Amy Reshefsky

 

 

For more information about Amy Reshefsky’s available artwork, commissions  or gallery information:

The ❤️ Heart of Delray Art Studio
1440 N Federal Highway Delray Beach Fl. 33483

561-289-4542

Website: AmyReshefsky.com

Facebook:  www.facebook.com/TheArtofAmyReshefsky

 

 

 

 

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Rickie@therickiereport.com   561-537-0291

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Artist, Maria P. Martin (Azucena), Is Featured Artist At Whole Foods In Wellington

The Wellington Art Society will hold a Public Reception for internationally acclaimed  and published artist, Maria P.Martin (professional name Azucena) on Friday, February 19th, 2016 at the Whole Foods Gallery in Wellington. Whole Foods will host the evening with delicious canapés, wine and live music. The Art Society asks for a donation of $5 which goes to the Scholarship Fund. It will be a lovely reception for the artist and friends and a great way to start the weekend!  The Rickie Report shares the details and reminds you that this exhibit is available now.  Food shop, art shop!

 

 

 

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WELLINGTON ART SOCIETY

Presents

A SOLO EXHIBITION

by

MARIA P. MARTIN

PUBLIC RECEPTION:

Friday, February 19th

6:30 – 8:00 pm

Whole Foods Market Cafe

2635 SR7 Wellington, FL

561.904.4000

$5. Covers Music, Wine, Food and Donation to WAS Scholarship Fund

Exhibit Is Available At This Time

 

 

 

 

Maria tells The Rickie Report, “I started painting early in life, using first oil as a way of expression, followed by acrylic and mixed media. My academic formation has been completed with many workshops. I use brushes and sometimes the knife. My style, once classic and realistic has been much influenced by impressionism. In my constant evolution, abstract and expressionism have opened a new horizon and they are now part of my creative path”.

 

 

 

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“Those Shells Are Awesome!” by Maria P. Martin

 

 

 

 

“Nature has always been a source of inspiration, which since my childhood has brought me much joy. It’s limitless forms, colours, sizes, textures and changing lights, inspire and thrill me. Born in Spain I have shared my life between that country, Canada and the U.S. and this has very much influenced my work. Sometimes I add the human shape in movement. Subject variety is important to my creative soul and botanicals add color to my palette. I want to transmit the joy I feel in my creations and I invite the follower to use his imagination to share with me this sensation of harmony and beauty, produced by art”.

 

 

 

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“Garden Glory” by Maria P. Martin

 

 

 

Born in Madrid, Spain, Maria studied Fine Arts and foreign languages and started painting at fifteen. In Canada since 1966, she has completed courses in Fashion Design, Jewelry making and Interior Design. She has also worked in the fashion industry and successfully created a jewelry design and manufacturing company. Her creations have been distributed across Canada and the United States and her work has been often mentioned in specialized, as well as in popular magazines.

 

 

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“It’s Quiet Up There” by Maria P. Martin

 

 

 

 

Since 1991, Maria has concentrated her efforts and creativity in the fine painting discipline (oil, acrylic and mixed media), following additional Fine Arts courses at the reputable School “Mission Renaissance”, attending different workshops, as well as walking an autodidactic venue.

 

 

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“Hold Me Tight!” by Maria P. Martin

 

 

 

A classic and realistic artist by formation, Maria is influenced by impressionism, using the brush as well as the spatula. She likes variety and abstract is part of her world now. Her love for nature is reflected in her work, where different shapes, textures and light are her sources of inspiration, trying to capture the feeling created by a particular moment in time and space. Her life is shared between Canada, Spain and the United States, which, no doubt influences her work. Her art has been commented upon and published in newspapers and magazines. She has been part of numerous exhibitions, Solo and Group. Honourable mention and a member of various associations, her paintings are found in England, Spain, Canada and the United States. Several of her works are reproduced and distributed by Ëditions Bégin of Québec.

 

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“Caribbean Lights” by Maria P. Martin

 

 

 

 

For more information about Maria’s artwork please contact her at (561) 649 7648 or (561) 236 9671 or azucenamar@hotmail.ca

www.azucenamar.com

 

The Wellington Art Society is a non-profit charitable organization in its 34th year. It is open to artists of all mediums and patrons of the arts, allowing both local and regional artists to display their art work in local galleries, interact with other artists and serve the community through their art.

For more information visit: WellingtonArtSociety.org

 

 

 

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The Rickie Report

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561-537-0291

The Creative Arts School at Old School Square Presents Two Workshops For All Levels – Plein Air Painting Or Fashion Sketching – Your Choice!

The Creative Arts School at Old School Square in Delray Beach is offering two workshops on Friday, December 11th!  Ralph Papa’s Plein Air Painting Workshop is Friday, December 11th from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. This one-day workshop is geared for artists at all levels to improve their ability to sketch and paint outdoors. If you love drawing and fashion, you’ll want to take Hana Davis’ Fashion Sketching Workshop on Friday, December 11th from 1 to 4 p.m.  The Rickie Report shares the details about registering for both workshops and urges you to sign up while spaces are still available!

 

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51 N. Swinton Avenue
Delray Beach, FL 33444
Phone: 561.243.7922     Fax: 561.243.7018

The Creative Arts School

at Old School Square

Presents

Two One-Day Workshops for All Levels:

Plein Air Painting

or

Fashion Sketching

– Your Choice!

 

 

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“Cornell Museum” plein air painting by Ralph Papa

 

Ralph Papa’s Plein Air Painting Workshop is Friday, December 11th from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Workshop fee is $165. This one-day workshop is geared for artists at all levels to improve their ability to sketch and paint outdoors. This one-day workshop includes instructor demonstrations, scene selection criteria, tools of the trade, setup, composition, perspective, color selection and mixing followed by a critique and Q&A session.

 

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“Crest Theatre,” plein air painting by Ralph Papa

 

 

 

Workshop participants will meet at the Creative Arts School, located on the second floor of the Crest Theatre building. Artists will be set up on the Old School Square grounds and can work in the medium of their choice.

 

 

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“Riverbend,” plein air painting by Ralph Papa

 

 

RALPH PAPA teaches drawing and painting at his Delray studio and at the Creative Arts School. He is a member of the Garrison Art Center, the Delray Art League, Past President of the Artists’ Guild of the Boca Museum and co-founder of Plein Air Painters of Palm Beach. His paintings range from studio works composed of real and imagined themes to figurative, portraits and plein air paintings. His works are in public and private collections in the U.S. and Canada. Learn more at www.papagallery.com.

 

 

 

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Fashion Sketch by Hana Davis

 

 

Hana Davis’ Fashion Sketching Workshop is Friday, December 11th from 1 to 4 p.m. Workshop fee is $65. If you love drawing and fashion, you’ll love this!  This 3-hour workshop is for all levels and includes instruction in rendering fashion figures and garments through a variety of media and techniques.

 

 

 

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Fashion Sketch by Hana Davis

 

 

Students will learn how to draw the basic 9-head figure adding detail and design. Emphasis is on making quick sketches to depict the human body and clothing while maintaining accurate representation, proportion and drama.

 

 

 

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Fashion Sketch by Hana Davis

 

 

HANA DAVIS attended Pratt Institute and Fashion Institute of Technology where she studied Fashion Design and illustration.  Hana worked at Breckenridge and Joe Benbassett designing and illustrating Junior Sportswear.  She has taught classes in Figure Drawing and Fashion Illustration to adults and children.  Her work has been exhibited at the Nassau County Museum of Art, the Hecksher Museum, the Art League of Long Island, and the Boca Raton Museum of Art.

 

Old School Square:

Old School Square is the center of arts & entertainment in downtown Delray Beach. Celebrating 25 years as the community’s gathering place, the historic campus includes the intimate Crest Theatre (in the restored 1925 Delray High School building) the Cornell Art Museum (in the 1913 Delray Elementary building), and the Fieldhouse (c. 1925). The Pavilion, which opened in 2002, hosts outdoor concerts and festivals. The Creative Arts School (located on the second floor of the Crest Theatre) offers art, photography, writing and performance classes. Old School Square also serves as a venue for community, corporate, private and media events. For information on performances, exhibits, classes or facility rentals, call 561-243-7922 or visit OldSchoolSquare.org.

 

 

 

 

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The Rickie Report

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Palm Beach Gardens, FL 33420

Rickie@therickiereport.com

561-537-0291