Armory Art Salon Features Suzanne Scherer And Pavel Ouporov On May 7, SCHERER & OUPOROV: “30 Years Of Russian-American Collaboration”

The Armory Art Center brings Suzanne Scherer and Pavel Ouporov to the next Art Salon, led by Elle Schorr on Tuesday, May 7.  The public is invited to “SCHERER & OUPOROV: 30 YEARS OF RUSSIAN-AMERICAN COLLABORATION“.  Suzanne and Pavel collaborate, working in a wide range of mediums including oil and egg tempera painting, drawing, printmaking, etching on glass, photography, video, and installation. Their paintings are often embellished with gold and silver leaf, gemstones and beads.  Stop and look at the art…hear the creators…share the wonder!  The Rickie Report gives you the details and some sneak peeks.  Kudos, Elle, for bringing us internationally, nationally, and locally based artists who help us better understand the creative process!




811 Park Place   West Palm Beach, Florida 33401

(561) 832-1776




Tuesday , May 7, 2019

6:30 – 8:30 pm
















There’s a $10 fee to attend.
If you’d like to bring some snacks or drinks to share, that would be much appreciated. Feel free to share this announcement with friends.




American-born Suzanne Scherer and Russian-born Pavel Ouporov



Join us to hear American-born Suzanne Scherer and Russian-born Pavel Ouporov in an illustrated artist talk, followed by a discussion with the artists. Suzanne and Pavel are a collaborative team who work in a wide range of mediums: oil and egg tempera painting, drawing, printmaking, etching on glass, photography, video, and installation, often embellished with gold and silver leaf, gemstones and beads.







“Monarch Maiden” by Scherer & Ouporov




They met while studying at the renowned Moscow Surikov State Academy Art Institute—one of Russia’s two institutions of higher arts education and part of the Russian Academy of Arts established in 1757 by Peter the Great. Scherer had earned a BFA from Florida State University, an MFA from Brooklyn College, and received an International Research & Exchanges Board Award to be the first American visual artist accepted into the Russian Academy of Arts during the Soviet period. At the age of 11, Ouporov won admittance into the Moscow State Academy Art Lyceum, graduated at 18, and earned a Master of Fine Arts from the Moscow Surikov State Academy Art Institute.



“Language of the Hands” by Scherer & Ouporov



Scherer & Ouporov have received national and international recognition for their collaborative works. Museum exhibitions include the Library of Congress and Smithsonian Institution, Washington DC; Museum of Contemporary Art, Goldman Warehouse and Bass Museum, Miami; Historical Museum of the City of Vienna; World Financial Center, NY; Institute of Contemporary Art, Moscow; Passage de Retz, Paris; Boston Center for the Arts; Kemper Museum of Contemporary Art and Design, Kansas City; and the Frye Art Museum, Seattle. Their works are in the permanent collections of the Metropolitan Museum of Art, Harvard University Fogg Art Museum, the Library of Congress, New York Public Library, and The State Russian Museum in St. Petersburg, among others.




“Russian Pointe” by Scherer & Ouporov


They are one of ten international artists featured in Gustav Klimt: The Ronald S. Lauder and Serge Sabarsky Collections monograph that explores Klimt’s influence among today’s leading contemporary artists. Their work has been reviewed extensively in many publications such as Art In America, ArtNews, The New York Times, The New Yorker, and featured on PBS and Public Affairs Television. Awards include a NY Artist’s Fellowship, Mid-Atlantic Visual Arts Grant and a South Florida Cultural Consortium Fellowship for Visual and Media Artists. A comprehensive hard cover publication, “As Above, So Below: Recent Work by Scherer & Ouporov”, was released in conjunction with their solo exhibition at the Jule Collins Smith Museum of Fine Art at Auburn University in Alabama.




The artists’ paintings are represented by ACA Galleries in New York and Arden Gallery in Boston, as well as at Armand Bolling Fine Arts in Jupiter, Florida. Their original prints are represented by the Mezzanine Gallery of the Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York.







Armory Art Center Gallery Hours:
Monday-Friday, 10:00 am – 5:00 pm, Saturday 10:00 am – 3:30 pm

* Exhibitions are open to the public

Art Salons continue to meet in the Armory Art Center Library on Tuesday nights, usually the first Tuesday of each month, 6:30 – 8:30 pm, from October through May. Salons are open to anyone who would like to participate in these lively discussions. 




The Armory Art Center’s art school and galleries provide creative opportunities to enhance your life. The Armory has served the community for over 30 years. The mission of the Armory Art Center is to inspire the creation and experience of art and the Armory’s vision is to be the leading community resource for arts education. Serving over 3,000 students annually, the Armory Art Center offers 160 courses per term in six terms throughout the year to students ranging in age from pre-school to retiree. Classes in drawing, painting, photography, jewelry, fiber, ceramics, and sculpture are held in 12 state-of–the-art studios. Twelve exhibitions are hosted annually in three galleries.

Exhibitions, lectures, and special events are open to the public.

For more information, visit or call (561) 832-1776




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Enjoy “Cottage Living” Exhibit And Diane Hutchinson As Featured Artist At Lake Worth Art League Gallery

The Lake Worth Art League is proud to host a Special Exhibit featuring the paintings and creative works of local artist Diane Hutchinson and “Cottage Living” Exhibit.  The Opening Reception for both takes place on Friday January 12th.  The Exhibits are available through February 4th at the Art League’s downtown Lake Worth Gallery at 604 Lucerne Ave.  Please, join the League in celebrating Diane’s creative talents, enjoy photos and paintings created by LWAL members, and meet the artists! All pieces will be available for purchase. The wine, nibbles, and reception are free and open to the public.  The Rickie Report shares the details about the exhibit plus some sneak peeks.  Diane is a visionary, painting recyclable bags before it was a trend!  Kudos to you  for giving us new artwork for reusables!




Lake Worth Art League

Gallery: 604 Lucerne Ave, Lake Worth FL (One block north of the Cultural Council)


NEW Gallery Hours:  Tuesday through Saturday  11am – 6pm

Sunday  Noon – 4 pm   Closed Mondays 

The Lake Worth Art League






Diane Hutchinson, Featured Artist



“Cottage Living”  Exhibit

Free Opening Reception


Friday, January 12th


6 – 8  PM

Diane Hutchinson



Diane fell in love with oil painting at an early age and pledged to dedicate her life to painting when the time was right. In 1988 she and her husband, Hutch, moved from Columbus, Ohio to Lantana, Florida where Diane set up her studio and began fulfilling her dream – the time was right.




“Gold Leaves” by Diane Hutchinson


While realistic landscapes are a big part of her many paintings, when her father passed away in 2014, Diane found a new love for vibrant colors and style of painting. Her collection of paintings from another planet will be displayed in the Lake Worth Art League during her January show. Here she displays a variety of whimsical landscapes and colors which hopefully, bring a smile to the face of those viewing her show.


“Waterfall At Dawn” by Diane Hutchinson



Although she is serious in her love of painting, Diane often enjoys adding a touch of humor to her paintings. She also loves dogs and enjoys painting their many expressions.  Being very concerned about our environment and way before it became the norm, Diane and her sister began a company wherein her sister sewed heavy weight canvas bags and Diane painted designs on them. The goal was to encourage and educate people in the benefits of reusable shopping bags versus disposable plastic. Today, as the trend has caught on, Diane is still painting fine art and often whimsical critters and designs on canvas carry-all bags that are sold in the Lake Worth Art League’s Boutique.



 Lake Worth Art League Gallery 

For more information about these events or to become a member:


NEW Gallery Hours: Tuesday through Saturday 11am – 6pm

Sunday Noon – 4 pm Closed Mondays






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