Wellington Art Society Features Artists Anthony Burks And Trina Slade Burks For Their March 10 Meeting

The Wellington Art Society presents an art demonstration by Anthony Burks and Trina Slade Burks at their Zoom Meeting on Wednesday, March 10The public is invited to this FREE event.  The Rickie Report shares these details, some sneak peeks of these award-winning art visionaries’ artworks. RSVP to get the Zoom link!

 

 

 

 

Public Is Invited To

 

 

Wellington Art Society Meeting

 

Wednesday,  March 10, 2021

 7 PM

 

 

FEATURING:  

 

 

ANTHONY  BURKS

&  

TRINA  SLADE  BURKS

 

 

 

All events open to members and non-members

 

 

Please RSVP to: presidentofwas@gmail.com

for the Zoom Link to attend

 

 

 

“Mermaids” by Trina Slade Burks

 

Anthony Burks, a native Floridian, is a conceptual fine and commercial artist.  His vibrant artwork employs numerous forms of media including pen and ink, pastels, watercolor and color pencil. After graduating from the Art Institute of Fort Lauderdale (AIFL), Anthony has gone on to have a successful career as a freelance graphic designer as well as win many prestigious awards and grants for his fine art. He has also exhibited his artwork at various galleries, museums and events over the years.

 

 

 

“Rooted Ground Red lion” by Anthony Burks

 

 

In 2020, Anthony landed a major public art commission with the Canopy Hilton Hotel in West Palm Beach.  Recently awarded the Cultural Council for Palm Beach County Artist Innovation Fellowship, Anthony will be exhibiting as a Cultural Council Fellow this summer at the Council’s Gallery. He is presently working on a major series as well as a coffee table art book at his studio hosted by Zero Empty Spaces. For more information, please visit his website at https://www.anthonyburkscollection.com/.

 

 

 

Anthony and his wife, Trina Slade Burks, strive to encourage artistic youth to further pursue their own creative talents and to help promote the arts.  Together, they are joint founders of ATB Fine Art Group, Inc.™, Soul Poetry™, Continuum PB Arts Fair and Collaboration by ATB Fine Art Group, Inc. Art Showcase.

 

 

 

“Ramel Jasir” by Anthony Burks

 

 

Trina Slade Burks’ multimedia influences include creative writing, visual arts, music and theatrical artistic art disciplines, which she incorporates into her works of painting, drawing and writing poetry.  Trina says, “Being a multidiscipline artist allows me to express my soul in many facets and allows my mind to expand my creative self to a larger audience.”

 

 

Arts in integration has been Trina’s passion for 30 years. She has worked with numerous institutions, organizations and programs teaching art appreciation, enrichment, history and technique to children and adults alike.  She has worked in at-risk communities and juvenile prisons as well as public and parochial schools in New York City and South Florida. Trina has also been involved in the public art schools of the Palm Beach County School District, BAK Middle School of the Arts and Dreyfoos High School of the Arts; helping young artists prepare for auditions.

 

 

 

 

 

Trina is a founding member and board member of the Artists of Palm Beach County and a former board member and committee chair of the Spady Cultural Heritage Museum. In 2018, she established a 501(c)3 called the No More Starving Artist Foundation in order to build legacies for artists in Palm Beach County.

 

 

Trina has been honored with many awards and grants over the years including Women of Excellence in the Arts. Recently, she was selected as one of the artists to be featured in The Commons: 15 Artists, 15 Spaces Project. Her interactive installation at The Commons will be on exhibit at Coleman Park in West Palm Beach until June. She is also presently working on a series of collaborative workshops on the therapeutic use of art and music for treating mental illness. 

 

 

The Burks’ son, Raymond, received the Wellington Art Society’s Scholarship in 2014. Among other projects, he is involved in the management and development of ATB’s Ethnic Mermaid brand designed by Anthony Burks and is presently in the stages of writing two books.

 

 

 

 

 

The Wellington Art Society is a non-profit charitable organization in its 37th 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 further information please visit wellingtonartsociety.org

 

 

 

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Wellington Art Society Opens Art Scholarship Applications Through March 13. Public Is Welcome To Monthly Meeting Featuring Barbara Powell, Ceramic Artist On February 10

The Wellington Art Society presents an art demonstration by Barbara Powell of saggar-fired ceramics at their Zoom Meeting on Wednesday, February 10The public is invited to this FREE event.  The Rickie Report shares these details, some sneak peeks of Barbara’s artwork. RSVP to get the Zoom link!  In addition, WAS shares the opening of Art Scholarship Applications!  Please share the information about Art Scholarships with friends, family, neighbors, and teachers – applications are open until March 13, 2021!

 

 

Public Is Invited To

 

 

Wellington Art Society Meeting

 

Wednesday,  February 10, 2021

 7 PM

 

 

FEATURING:  

 

 

B A R B A R A          P O W E L L

 

 

 

All events open to members and non-members

 

 

Please RSVP to: presidentofwas@gmail.com

for the Zoom Link to attend

 

 

Sagger fired pottery by Barbara Powell

 

 

Originally from Western Massachusetts, Barbara’s professional career focused on environmental protections. She is now centered on clay and enjoying the local south Florida art scene. Barbara gets her inspiration from “nature and the ancient forces of water and time on the varied geology.”  About her process she says, “I mostly wheel-throw my pottery and depending on the surface of the clay and firing methods, I can create either brilliant dimensions of color or subtle earthly palettes. I love working between these two extremes.”  She muses that even after working in this medium for many years and developing an in-depth knowledge of the materials, “the final outcome will always remain largely unforeseen – as the fire itself has the final signature”.

 

 

 

Raku Vessel by Barbara Powell

 

 

In addition to working at her home studio, Barbara teaches wheel-throwing classes at the City of Palm Beach Gardens, Hand-Building classes at the Wycliffe Gold Resort in Wellington and workshops at the Lighthouse ArtCenter in Tequesta, FL.

 

 

 

Ceramic Pot by Barbara Powell

 

 

Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, most of Barbara’s classes are temporarily on hold. However, she is offering several fun “Fire Friday” events at the Lighthouse ArtCenter. Most of the work is done in an open-air environment, since a kiln is used. For more information about “Fire Friday” and many more fun opportunities, please visit https://www.lighthousearts.org/select-fridays.html.

 

 

Barbara is a previous director for the Wellington Art Society, Wellington, FL and Women in the Visual Arts, Boca Raton, FL.  Currently, she is a member of the Ceramic League of the Palm Beaches, the Lighthouse ArtCenter in Tequesta, and the Partners for Art and Design in Miami, FL. 

 

Ceramic Pot with Lid by Barbara Powell

 

 

Enjoy her art on her website: http://www.powellceramicart.com; or follow her on Facebook @bpowellceramicart; or Instagram @bpowellceramicart. Barbara may be contacted directly by phone at (561) 685-7325 or email  at powellceramicart@gmail.com. 

 

 

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Previous Wellington Art Society Scholarship Recipients

 

 

The Wellington Art Society  has been supporting the advancement of art in the Palm Beach County community since 1981.  In 2001 the Wellington Art Society Scholarship Program was established to provide scholarships to talented young artists living and attending school in Palm Beach County for art related expenses and college tuition costs. In 2018 the scholarship program added the opportunity for Florida Atlantic University (FAU) students to apply for a scholarship in their Sophomore or Junior year.  Since 2001, the WAS is proud to have awarded over $100,000 to students within our community.  

 

Applications for multiple awards of $1,500 scholarships in the 2021 year will open on January 12 and close on March 19.  Winners will be notified by April 6 with presentation (in person or virtually) taking place May 12.

 

For consideration of a Wellington Art Society scholarship, students must apply via: www.CallForEntry.org and register on-line.  There is no charge to register.

 

Once registered, applicants should search for the Wellington Art Society Scholarship and complete the on-line application. Up to 6 images of the student’s 2D or 3D work may be uploaded in JPEG format only, with each image no smaller than 1920 pixels on the longest side. The resolution for each image must be 72 ppi/dpi (standard web resolution) and each file size must not exceed 5 MB. In addition, applicants must upload their unofficial high school transcript in a Microsoft Word or PDF file format.

 

For additional information contact: WAS Scholarship Chair- Lynn Doyal, LynnMDoyal@gmail.com 

 

 

 

 

The Wellington Art Society is a non-profit charitable organization in its 37th 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 further information please visit wellingtonartsociety.org

 

 

 

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

Rickie Leiter, Publisher

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The Wellington Art Society Presents A Demonstration By Laurie Snow Hein At Their Zoom Meeting On Wednesday, January 13

The Wellington Art Society presents an art demonstration by Laurie Snow Hein at their Zoom Meeting on Wednesday, January 13. The event will take place through the WAS Zoom virtual link.The public is invited to this FREE event. The Rickie Report shares these details, some sneak peeks of Laurie’s artwork. Don’t miss this inspirational artist and learn how to further your career as Laurie shares her marketing strategies!  RSVP to get the Zoom link!

 

 

 

 

 

Public Is Invited To

 

 

Wellington Art Society Meeting

 

Wednesday,  January 13, 2021

 7 PM

 

 

FEATURING:  

LAURIE  SNOW  HEIN

 

 

 

 

All events open to members and non-members

 

 

Please RSVP to: presidentofwas@gmail.com

for the Zoom Link to attend

 

 

 

 

Laurie Snow Hein

 

 

Laurie Snow Hein has been painting since kindergarten when she first picked up a paintbrush. In her teens, she studied with an accomplished illustrator, Graham Ingels, and an extended a year at Columbus College of Art and Design on scholarship. Although she painted portrait commissions and taught art classes when she married, it was not until she turned 40 with six children that it became necessary to support her family on her artistic talents alone.

 

 

 

 

 

 

Laurie Snow Hein with Best in Show paining 

 

 

 

 

Working 30 years as a professional teacher, licensed artist, illustrator, and exhibitor at the top art festival circuits, Laurie Snow Hein also taught workshops around the country and in Europe. Many awards have accumulated over the years; but it is the joy of teaching, the enthusiasm of her students and clients that is most meaningful. Laurie is an accomplished portrait artist, also well known for Florida landscapes, beaches, oceans, botanicals, and birds. She says, “My passion is driven by the desire to create realistic expressions depicting the divine beauty of God’s creations.” Large paintings, which make the viewer feel they are in the moment, are her forte. Although very realistic, her brushstrokes are bold, rich with colors, transparent glazing, textures, and energetic.

 

 

 

Laurie Snow Hein visiting the National Parks in the US

 

 

 

 

Traveling is a passion for Laurie, while she searches out the heart of locations to paint. In 2019 Laurie traveled across the US on a 90-day trip starting a new collection of artwork representing our National Parks. She has recently participated in a benefit for La Ola Children’s Home in Mexico in which she is giving one of her paintings to the person who gives the largest donation to this tax-deductible charity. Laurie also has an exhibition for the month of January at the New Studio of Visual Arts in Jupiter of a retrospect of her art over the past 20 years including new canvases created during the COVID-19 pandemic.

 

 

 

 

 

Visit her website: www.lauriesnowhein.com or www.Fine ArtAmerica.com, where you can purchase her work directly. Contact Laurie from her website for originals, commissions, or custom made giclee reproductions. Follow her art and videos on Instagram, Facebook, Pinterest.

 

 

 

 

 

The Wellington Art Society is a non-profit charitable organization in its 37th 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 further information please visit wellingtonartsociety.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

 

 

 

 

 

The Wellington Art Society Presents A Demonstration By Bobbin Salisbury At Their Zoom Meeting On Wednesday, December 9

The Wellington Art Society Presents A Demonstration By Bobbin Salisbury At Their Zoom Meeting On Wednesday, December 9. The meeting  and demonstration will take place through the WAS Zoom virtual link. The public is invited to this FREE event. The Rickie Report shares these details, some sneak peeks of Bobbin’s artwork, and a link to Artscapes”, a virtual exhibit (available now through January 4, 2021).  RSVP to get the Zoom link!

 

 

 

 

 

Public Is Invited To

 

 

Wellington Art Society Meeting

 

Wednesday,  December 9, 2020

 7 PM

 

 

FEATURING:

 

 

 

B O B B I N          S A L I S B U R Y

 

 

 

All events open to members and non-members

 

 

Please RSVP to presidentofwas@gmail.com for the Zoom Link to attend

 

 

“Shades of Pink” by Bobbin Salisbury

 

 

 

Bobbin Salisbury’s creativity was encouraged from an early age and continued through high school and college, where she won awards for her artwork.  Later, when family and work obligations came first, Bobbin still insisted on packing her paints so she could capture the ocean and nature scenes around her on vacations.  Those subjects frequently pop up as her subjects.

 

 

 

“The Green Bridge” by Bobbin Salisbury

 

By attending classes and workshops taught by nationally recognized  artists, Bobbin discovered that she still had her artistic talent and she started painting again. Bobbin tells The Rickie Report, “I now paint every day in my home studio in addition to teaching watercolor classes.”  She became involved in local Art Societies and began her new journey, entering exhibits and even setting up a tent to sell her art at local communities events.  

 

 

 

“Anchors Aweigh!” by Bobbin Salisbury

 

 

Those small steps led to bigger ones, as she immersed herself in the Wellington Art Society and found the camaraderie and networking supportive. Bobbin says, ” Many Artists have great talent but are afraid to use it or even show it. This little seed started to grow… and I started teaching – first to friends, and family. Then I was approached by a local art gallery owner to see if I could teach watercolor”.  She said “Yes” and the seed bloomed!

 

 

 

“Finding My Heart” by Bobbin Salisbury

 

 

Bobbin widely exhibits her work and has won numerous distinguished awards, her work is in collections throughout the country. For more information please visit www.bobbinsartwork.com.

 

 “Teaching the arts”, says Bobbin, “gives me great personal and professional satisfaction. I offer an online, virtual Watercolor school, “Recolor Your World” (www.RecolorYourWorld.comwhere I work with beginning, intermediate and advanced classes to aspiring artists”. Presently Bobbin is working on writing and illustrating children’s books with the help and inspiration from her grandchildren. 

 

 

 

 

 

DON’T       MISS      THIS      EXHIBIT

In addition to the virtual meeting demonstration, WAS will participate in “Artscapes”, a virtual exhibit scheduled from November 1 until January 4, 2021. This exhibit will feature 25 artists and 81 original artworks by WAS members, including stained glass, handmade paper, photography, painting, and more. All artwork is for sale and a portion of proceeds go towards WAS Scholarship and Outreach Programs. 

For more information and to view the virtual gallery, please visit the Wellington Art Society home page at www.WellingtonartSociety.org.

 

 

 

The Wellington Art Society is a non-profit charitable organization in its 37th 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 further information please visit wellingtonartsociety.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

 

 

 

 

 

Arts Council Of Martin County’s “All Florida” Juried Art Show Celebrates 30 Year Milestone Bringing Fine Artists From Around The State Together. Visit In Person Or Virtually Now Through December 12, 2020

The Arts Council of Martin County’s “All Florida” Juried Art Show turns 30 and is open now through December 12, 2020. While the show started as a local juried art show, over the years it has grown to encompass all Florida artists.  The 2020 version features 54 artists of all media and introduces some new elements to the scheduleJuried by Lisa Rockford, a handful of artists will join a virtual panel to discuss their works on Tuesday, November 17.  Instead of an Opening event, there will be a Closing Reception on Thursday, December 3.  The entire Free exhibit is being offered in a hybrid manner, both virtual and in-person at the Courthouse Cultural Arts Center in Stuart. The Rickie Report shares the details and some sneak peeks of the top winners!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

The Arts Council of Martin County

 P r e s e n t s:

 

30   Annual   All   Florida   Juried   Arts   Show

 

 

 

 

 

Artist Panel Discussion (virtual)

Tuesday,  November 17     6pm

 

Moderated by Maria Miele, the discussion will feature several of the award winning artists from the exhibition talking about their work and inspirations.

 

 

Closing Reception

Thursday, December 3

 5:30-7pm

 

 

Exhibition Dates:

Now through December 12, 2020

Gallery Hours: Tuesday, 10 AM to 6 PM  and Wednesday– Saturday, 10 AM to 4 PM

 

 

The exhibition showcases recent art by Florida artists in all media. Exhibited works span the mediums of watercolor, ceramics, acrylic, oil, photography, clay, encaustic, wood, metal, glass, and serigraph from 54 artists from Tallahassee to Miami.

 

Lisa Rockford served as the juror for the show and we are introducing some new elements to the schedule this year. In addition to the juror lecture, a handful of artists will join a panel to conduct a virtual discussion about their works. Instead of an opening, we decided to do a closing event in December.

 

The All Florida Juried Art Show will also be virtual, please check the website for a link to see it, if you are unable to visit the Court House Cultural Center to see it in the gallery space in person.

1st   P l a c e

 

“Protect Us” by Stephanie Cunningham

 

 

 

Related Events:

Artist Panel Discussion (virtual) | November 17th at 6pm

The Panel Discussion will be moderated by Maria Miele. The discussion will feature several of the award winning artists from the exhibition talking about their work and inspirations.

Closing Reception | December 3rd from 5:30-7pm

An in-person celebration of the exhibition with social distancing guidelines in place, including mask requirements, temperature checks and limits on number of guest in the gallery at any one time. Tables and refreshments will be set up in our outdoor courtyard.

 

 

 

 

2nd   P l a c e

 

“Dancing Crown” by Harris Wiltsher

 

 

 

 

About the Juror: Lisa Rockford

 

Lisa Rockford, founder of Rockford Projects, is an independent curator, artist, and educator. As a passionate avid arts advocate, she has organized multi-disciplinary exhibitions, public lectures, artist workshops, and interactive experiences, all designed to be accessible to a broad audience, spark dialogue, and act as a catalyst for cultural exchange.

Visit https://rockfordprojects.weebly.com/ to learn more.

 

 

 

3rd  P l a c e

 

 

 

 

“(K)not Art V” by Susan Maas

 

 

A w a r d s

 

Honorable Mentions:

 

“La Posada” by Rita Shapiro

“Australia is Burning” by Beatrice McClelland

“Assault on the Scarlet Petticoat” by Carolyn Davis

 

A r t i s t     L i s t

 

 

Laird

Miles Batt 2

Michaelann Bellerjeau

Simon Berson

Rosario Bond

Megan Castellon

Anda Chance, CPSA, CPX

Shelly Cox-Vandermeulen

Liliana Crespi

Stephanie Cunningham

Molly Curry

Carolyn Davis

Diana Rell Dean

Gianna Dibartolomeo

Michelle Drummond

Christian Feneck

Daniel Fiorda

Torenzo Gann

Bonney Goldstein

Daniel Gorostiaga

Jada Grantlin

John Guiseppi

Jay Hatfield

Gail Higginbotham

Robert Hoekstra

Rick Hurst

Luke Jenkins

Colleen Kastner

Vyd Keryx

Alice Laputka

Marilee Lee

Ellen Lindner

Barbara Lyons

Susan Maas

Patricia Maguire

Gail McCarthy

Beatrice McClelland

Rick Myers

Anne Orvieto

Cleveland Page

Chad Periman

Perlie Petrillo

Rhianna Pohlhammer

Diane Powers-Harris

Suzanne Redmond

Linda Reymore

Marcella Rutledge

Claudia Scalise

Rita Shapiro

Norman Silva

Suzanne Spahn

Yelena Sugralinova

Harris Wiltsher

Fredric Witkin

 

 

 

For more information about this exhibit, upcoming exhibits and events please visit:

The Arts Council 

Court House Cultural Center

80 SE Ocean Blvd.   Stuart, FL 34994

772.287.6676

www.MartinArts.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

 

 

 

 

 

Wellington Art Society Features Demo With Craig McInnis On November 11 At Free, Public Virtual Meeting. Don’t Miss “Artscapes” A Virtual Art Exhibit Available Now – January 4, 2021

The Wellington Art Society (WAS) will feature a demonstration by renowned artist, Craig McInnis on Wednesday, November 11. The meeting  and demonstration will take place through the WAS Zoom virtual link. The public is invited to this FREE event. The Rickie Report shares these details, some sneak peeks of Craig’s artwork, and a link to Artscapes”, a virtual exhibit (available now through January 4, 2021).  RSVP to get the Zoom link!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Public Is Invited To

Wellington Art Society Meeting

 

Wednesday,  November 11, 2020

 7 PM

 

 

FEATURING:

C R A I G        M C I N N I S

 

 

 

All events open to members and non-members

Please RSVP to presidentofwas@gmail.com for the Zoom Link to attend

 

 

 

 

 

 

“Blind Patriotism” by Craig McInnis

 

 

 

Craig is a well-known multimedia artist and creative professional local to the Palm Beach area. Originally from Connecticut, Craig was born into a family of artists and musicians including his mother, grandfather and great uncles. It was the Art Institute of Fort Lauderdale, however, that brought him to Florida years ago. After graduation, he quickly entered the professional art world, taking on not one, but many prominent roles. From making music and touring nationally in numerous bands to painting public and private murals, Craig diversified his talents in ways that led to new and innovative opportunities. He is also the co-founder of Art Synergy and CONTINUUM, through which Craig, along with a dedicated team of art professionals, continues to lead the promotion of local art at national and international levels and facilitates access to arts education. 

 

 

“Flight to the Pinnacle” by Craig McInnis

 

 

 

 

Craig has also served as Creative Director of Fright Nights at the South Florida Fairgrounds for the past 15 years. In this role, he oversees horror make-up design, graphics, talent booking, casting and management, branding, set design, scenic painting, as well as getting into creative character himself. According to his website, Craig creates art as a way to maintain sanity and relative balance.

 

 

 

“Cherished” by Craig McInnis

 

 

 

In addition to the virtual meeting demonstration, WAS will participate in “Artscapes”, a virtual exhibit scheduled from November 1 until January 4, 2021. This exhibit will feature 25 artists and 81 original artworks by WAS members, including stained glass, handmade paper, photography, painting, and more. All artwork is for sale and a portion of proceeds go towards WAS Scholarship and Outreach Programs. 

For more information and to view the virtual gallery, please visit the Wellington Art Society home page at www.WellingtonartSociety.org.

 

 

 

 

“Fluffy” by Craig McInnis

 

 

 

 

 

The Wellington Art Society is a non-profit charitable organization in its 37th 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 further information please visit wellingtonartsociety.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

 

 

 

 

Ed Muñoz’s Photography Of Antarctica And Other Iconic Images Is Featured With Zoom And In-Person Gallery Experiences Presented By New Studio For The Visual Arts And Artists of Palm Beach County

A collaboration between The New Studio for the Visual Arts and Artists of Palm Beach County gives us a front row seat to a hybrid (Zoom and In-Person) Gallery experience! Award winning photographer, Ed Muñoz shares his images of Antarctica as well as other iconic world destinations. Begin with a special live Zoom presentation on Monday, November 2. An In-Person Opening Reception will be held on Friday, November 6.  The Exhibit continues through November 27. The Rickie Report shares the details and some sneak peeks.  Kudos to NSVA and APBC for working together to bring this  exhibit to us!

 

 

 

 

 

 

Photography by Ed Muñoz

 

 

P R E S E N T E D      B Y:

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Photography by Ed  Muñoz

 

 

 

Ed Muñoz tells The Rickie Report, “It is a very special privilege for me to share my photography with all who attend. I have so enjoyed my travels and chronicling the wonders and beauty of our planet. I was especially moved by my visit to Antarctica. It is a place like no other on Earth.

 

 

“Passage” by Ed Muñoz

He goes on to say, “But even there, the effects of climate change are starting to cause serious challenges to the wildlife. I invite all to come and enjoy the images of the planet we all share. A place we must strive to keep healthy; because if we don’t it will not only be the wildlife that suffers… do not ask for whom the bell tolls, it tolls for thee”.

 

 

 

 

 

JOIN  US!  

LIVE ZOOM PRESENTATION  

 

 

 

 

 

Monday, November 2

5:30 – 6:30  pm  

To   receive   the   Zoom   link:  

 

 

Email  “YES” in  the  subject  line  to:

artistsofPBC@gmail.com

 

 

Ed Muñoz will share the spectacular sights of our southernmost continent.  Without a doubt, this has been the most impactful of all of his numerous travel destinations.  He looks forward to sharing his images with you and talk about his experience while there. You will be able to ask questions to find out more about his adventure!

 

 

 

JOIN us In Person

Friday, November 6

 

6:30 pm

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

The sponsors of this hybrid exhibit tell The Rickie Report, “We recognize that this last offering may not be for everyone. There will be some still not comfortable with venturing out to such an event. We understand and respect that position. But for those who feel comfortable that following the Covid guidelines  will keep us safe, please either join us on Friday Nov. 6th, or anytime in the Month of November.

 

Photography by Ed Muñoz

 

 

 

For the reception, we will be limiting the number of people in the gallery to a maximum of 10 at any one time. For all other times during the month, just call ahead so we can be sure that someone will be present to facilitate your safe viewing of this exhibit.  Masks must be worn.

 

 

 

 

Photography by Ed Muñoz

 

 

 

 

 

 

For more information about the Artists of Palm Beach County:

 

Please visit:   artistsofpalmbeachcounty.org.

 

Artists of Palm Beach County is a non profit 501c organization dedicated to helping member artists achieve their artistic goals and utilize their talents to enrich the lives in our community. Registration #CH52359

A COPY OF THE OFFICIAL REGISTRATION AND FINANCIAL INFORMATION MAY BE OBTAINED FROM THE DIVISION OF CONSUMER SERVICES BY CALLING TOLL-FREE (800- 435-7352) WITHIN THE STATE. REGISTRATION DOES NOT IMPLY ENDORSEMENT, APPROVAL OR RECOMMENDATION BY THE STATE.

 

For more information about New Studio For the Visual Arts:

 

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Art Exhibit Takes Viewers Beyond The Individual: “When We See Further” Offers Unique Perspective Of Four Artists

The Wasmer Art Gallery at Florida Gulf Coast University (Fort Myers, FL) is offering viewers a unique experience.  Gallery Director, John Loscuito, has connected four disparate artists to pull together this deep-thinking exhibit, “When We See Further”.  Heather Couch, Marina Font, Renée Rey and Terre Rybovich offer four distinct ways of looking, feeling and thinking about the body. Each of their perspectives offers a unique tactile and psychological experience. The Rickie Report invites our readers to see the exhibit and urges you to listen to the Gallery Talk which are available online.  See beyond the individual and how those differences expand the definition of being human!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Gallery Talk interviews are also available on our website 
or the FGCU Arts YouTube channel

 

 

“Beyond the Individual”

 

Essay by John Loscuito, Gallery Director

 

The physical condition is a subject that artists have been reflecting on throughout history. While the human body is something that joins us, it is also something that divides us, or at the very least separates us. “When We See Further” is an exhibition about seeing beyond the individual and how those differences expand the definition of being human.

 

The artists in this exhibition, Heather Couch, Marina Font, Renée Rey and Terre Rybovich, offer four distinct ways of looking, feeling and thinking about the body. Each of their perspectives offers a unique tactile and psychological experience. They do this through their varied mediums that present the limits and potentials of the body’s physical and psychological state.  For these artists, depicting the body is just the beginning of a journey to something else. The works reveal many themes including impermanence, transformation, and resilience. Approaching their work for the first time is similar to encountering each other in life, it begins with a surface understanding of each piece that deepens through repeated encounters, and from the associations derived between the works.

 

 

John goes on to say”,The variety of approaches depicting the human body was the impetus for the exhibition, but through studio visits and group conversations, the artists revealed a different purpose. It became clear that a larger work was being created as each artist found connections and overlaps between the pieces they were creating for the exhibition. This was also during the first six months of the Covid-19 outbreak and the protests over racial inequities. It is impossible to separate the exhibition from the context in which it was created. The artists themselves see their work in new ways based on these events and through their collaboration. The human condition is clearly only limited by the context in which we choose to imagine it to exist. These artists provide ever-expanding hopes for that condition”.

 

 

 

“WHEN   WE   SEE   FURTHER”

 

 

 

 

Heather Couch uses clay, fibers and wood to create stand-alone objects and installations. Her ceramic forms range in size from a few inches to a few feet, but they all share evidence of her hands and fingers. Rather than smoothing the clay surface, Couch is purposely revealing her process and her body in the work. The bulbous forms of her sculptures are opened as though they once were occupied. They suggest the presence of a body while recording the body’s act of making. Couch also creates organic ladder structures with handles immersed in bundles of wool. They hang from the ceiling implying movement to another place. The combination of these elements creates a landscape of possibilities open to interpretation that we find repeated in the other artists as well.

 

 

 

 

Marina Font is explicit in her use of the human body in a different way. Photography is the basis of her work and an entry point for the viewer. The model she photographs can be seen as a representation of “any woman”. This model is used repeatedly throughout her work, but is always positioned in the same pose. Font then layers the photograph of the life-size nude with explosive patterns that recall star systems, energy and past generations.

 

These patterns are made using thread, fabric, and ceramics, creating a visceral juxtaposition against the photographic image. The abstract patterns exist in our physical space, more real and active than the photographic image itself, suggesting a static body that is in the process of exposing the emotional, spiritual and psychological being.

 

 

 

 

 

The large-scale paintings by Renée Rey are figurative and depict fantastical landscapes. Her paintings allude to an ethereal space of atmospheric beings that float and merge with each other and their surroundings. The physical laws break in a multitude of ways. The bodies themselves are fluid in gender, age and size. They intersect with each other, becoming one, as the sky and landscapes create symbolic forms celebrating this state of flux. Much like the abstract patterns in Font’s works, Rey’s bodies become the patterns, fragmenting into possibilities beyond the static form. Rey also describes her figures as self-portraits. They are interpretations of herself over the course of her life.

 

 

 

 

 

Self-portraiture is seen again in Terre Rybovich’s process. She begins with placing her body directly onto the drawings. It is a performative act that creates a literal imprint or tracing of her physical self within the work. This ghost of her body begins the drawing.

 

From there, Rybovich generates infinite possibilities for her drawings, from formal investigations to morphological evolutions with animals. Birds are a recent addition to her work. Their larger than life depictions are gridded over her body print, morphing and transforming it. The body’s scale and form change in relationship to both the birds as well as her other additions. Out of this process new structures are defined that map out the body’s relationship to itself, to nature, and mythic narratives.

 

 

 

HEATHER COUCH

 

Heather Couch is an emerging south Florida artist working primarily in installation with ceramic forms, fiber, and raw construction materials. Her work plays with fragility in a way that brings liveliness and nonchalance through materials that are both timeless and ephemeral. The seemingly irrational ways in which we move and make decisions are echoed in the process of this work. Nurturing, caretaking, risk, and transformation are themes that repeat themselves in her work, informed by emotional, spiritual, and ideological tension. The forms inform each other in a dialogue of growth and discovery, responding to experiences in the artist’s life and in empathy to stories that resonate with her own.

 

Raw materials actively respond to the maker, as the artist indulges in the character of the material. The repetition of finger marks in wet clay, the warmth of billowed wool, the grittiness and raw presence of concrete and wood… these serve as grounding consistencies that allow for continued exploration and the expression of intuitive gestures. In this process is found comfort, fear and metaphor in repetitively approaching a dynamic precariousness. There is an underlying strength that sits beneath any fragility.

 

 

Heather Couch is an Assistant Professor of Art at Palm Beach Atlantic University. She earned a BA in Sculpture at Union University in 2007, and an MFA in Ceramics at Arizona State University in 2015. She also studied ceramics and sculpture at the University of Tennessee at Knoxville, the Chautauqua Institute of Art in upstate New York, Hong-Ik University in Seoul, South Korea, and Arrowmont School of Arts and Crafts in Tennessee. She has been a resident artist at the International Ceramics Studio in Kecskemet, Hungary, the Mesa Arts Center in Mesa, Arizona, and the Armory Art Center in West Palm Beach, Florida.

 

 

 

 

MARINA FONT

 

 

 

Marina Font was born in Argentina in 1970. She studied design at the Martin Malharro School of Visual Arts, Mar del Plata, Argentina. In 1998 she studied Photography at the Speos Ecole de la Photographie, Paris. She earned an MFA in Photography from Barry University, Miami in 2009. She has exhibited extensively at galleries, museums and cultural institutions in the US and abroad.

 

Her work is present in various public collections such as the MDC Museum of Art+Design, Miami, the Boca Raton Museum of Art, the Frost Art Museum at FIU, the LOWE Art Museum at The University of Miami, FoLA, Buenos Aires, Argentina, The Bunnen Collection in Atlanta, the Girls’ Club collection in Fort Lauderdale and various private collections throughout the world.

 

She is a multidisciplinary artist working in photography, mixed media, installation and video. Her studio practice explores ideas about identity, gender, territory, language, memory and the forces of the unconscious. Her visceral and intuitive works, strongly influenced by psychoanalysis, often focuses on women and the domestic sphere.

 

Her first monograph “Anatomy is Destiny” in collaboration with Minor Matters Books + Dina Mitrani Gallery was selected for the Photo Book Spotlight by Aperture at aipad The Photography Show, NY, 2019. Marina is also part of the multidisciplinary collaborative RPM Projects, as well as the Instagram-based collaboration “Instacorrespondences”. She currently lives in Miami Beach and works at her studio at The Collective 62, located in Liberty City, Miami.

 

 

 

 

RENÉE REY

 

Renée Rey is an award-winning painter and mixed media artist working in Southwest Florida and New York City. In large and intimate-scaled artwork, Rey challenges traditional landscape and human figuration. In alternate universes and transformative self-portrait, she explores movement, metamorphosis and the sublime. Existential and societal narratives of age/gender/cultural identity, cross-cultural connections, environmental sustainability, inclusiveness and equality flow through her artwork. As she intuitively applies, wipes, scratches and manipulates traditional and non-traditional materials, Rey investigates intersections between abstraction and realism, two and three dimension, and intensity and delicacy of materiality by the artist’s hand.

 

Rey’s artwork has been selected for numerous national exhibitions by museum curators and gallery directors including the exhibition Gateway to Imagination, Farmington Museum, Farmington, NM and Florida Contemporary Exhibition, Baker Museum, Artist-Naples, Naples, FL  Awards include Best of Show, Art Encounters National Competition by Alejo Benedetti, Curatorial Assistant, Crystal Bridges Museum of American Art, Bentonville, AK, Jade Dellinger, Director of Exhibits & Collections, Bob Rauschenberg Gallery at Florida Southwestern State College, Fort Myers, FL, and Mallory O’Connor, Professor of Art History Emerita (Santa Fe College, Gainesville,FL).

 

Rey was invited to the School of Visual Arts Summer Painting Residency, New York, NY in 2019 and Sun Peak Center for Art and Sustainability, Colorado Springs, CO in 2016. She has taught painting, drawing and creative thinking to adults and children for 8 years. The artist studied drawing, painting, 3D design, film, performance art, computer art and art history on the undergraduate and graduate levels in New York and Florida. Rey holds an MBA in Management, Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute, Troy, NY, an AAS in Interior Design, Parsons School of Design, New York, NY, an MA in Jewish Education, Jewish Theological Seminary, New York, NY and a BA in Judaic Studies, University at Albany, Albany, NY.

 

 

 

 

TERRE RYBOVICH

 

A third-generation native of West Palm Beach, Terre is a daughter of Tommie Rybovich, the noted sports-fishing boat designer/builder. Like her father, Terre opts to work at the edge of what she knows, in a process of continual questioning.

 

Her drawing technique came to her years ago, while delirious with the flu. “Drawing backward” was the initial idea. In other words, creating an image by removing charcoal from paper, instead of making marks on a clean page. Since that day, Terre has been drawing backward. She staples a large piece of paper to a sheet of plywood, then scrubs the entire surface with a thick stick of charcoal. Next, she works spontaneously to imprint her hands, limbs and torso in the charcoal. Her aim is to start the drawing with random marks.

 

 

Ultimately it is those marks that determine the outcome of the drawing. Spending as much time looking as she does drawing, Terre relies on her intuition and her drawing skills to find the final image in the spontaneous marks. Working without preconceived results allows her to draw imagery she never could have imagined.  Since becoming a serious birder, Terre also makes drawings of birds based on photos she takes. Increasingly, birds also appear in her figurative works.

 

 

Terre has her Bachelors in Politics and Economics from New York University. She has a Masters in Rural Sociology from Wisconsin-Madison. Her first career was in grassroots activism and grant-making. That experience forged an enduring commitment to this world. It also instilled a courageous drive that Terre now channels into art-making.

 

Terre now lives in Homestead, Florida with her husband Jon Ward. Her drawings have been exhibited widely in South Florida; they are in a number of private collections. Terre’s drawings have been part of the Viewing Program of the Drawing Center in New York City since 2004.

 

 

 

 

For more information about this exhibit:

Wasmer Art Gallery is located on the campus of Florida Gulf Coast University

10501 FGCU Blvd S, Fort Myers, FL 33965

Phone: (239) 590-7199

Website:  fgcu.edu

 

 

 

 

 

 

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