Yochi Yakir-Avin Showcases “IN Between” At The Frank Gallery In Pembroke Pines. A Stirring Retrospective Includes In-Person Tours, Virtual Tours & Image Transfer Workshop With Yochi And Original Music By Lisa Yves

Broward County Cultural Division has not only awarded Yochi Yakir-Avin a grant, but allows the world to see and experience her artwork both in-person and virtually.  The exhibition, “IN Between” is at the Frank Gallery in Pembroke Pines, FL. Her multi-cultural background and European education (in Israel and Italy) is reflected in her paintings, as she focuses on simplicity and abstraction. A multidisciplinary figurative artist, she uses of restricted colors and monochromatic backgrounds to bring us on her journey. *Private, in-person, small group tours  are limited. All physical distancing and health precautions will be observed*. The Rickie Report shares the details of the exhibit, how to reserve an in-person visit, and some sneak peeks.  Come on this journey with us!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

The Frank C. Ortis Art Gallery Presents

“In Between”

By Yochi Yakir–Avin 

A Bi-Level Solo Show

*Private small group tours (in-person) at The Frank gallery, are limited.

All physical distancing and health precautions will be observed.

 

Visits must be coordinated by email:   yochiy@gmail.com

 

 

Due to safety restrictions brought on by the Covid-19 pandemic, the bi-level solo show will be experienced through a 360 degree interactive tour accompanied by virtual programminghttps://www.thefrankgallery.org/p/virtual-tour

 

Public Hours:   Tues – Sat 11am-5pm      Sun – Mon closed

 

 

The Frank C. Ortis Art Gallery and exhibition Hall

601 City Center Way, Pembroke Pines, Florida

954.392.2120    www.thefrankgallery.org

Exhibition Dates:

June 25 – August 8, 2020

 

Related Programs:

*Image Transfer Workshop by Yochi Yakir-Avin    Virtual video tutorial

*Musical Performance by American vocalist Lisa Yves  Virtual performance of selected original songs

 

 

 

 

Watch Yochi speak about a Self Portrait

 

 

 

Yochi Yakir-Avin tells The Rickie Report, “I am a Visual Artist. I was born in Poland, raised in Israel, traveled to Italy to receive my BFA in sculpture and painting from the Academy of Arts “Brera” in Milan. My work has been exhibited in museums and art galleries, and I have participated in art events in Italy, Israel and the United States.  My works is featured in various public and private collections around the world. In 2014 I relocated to South Florida and established my studio, where I create and teach”. 

 

“Truth And Beauty” by Yochi Yakir-Avin

 

 

 

She continues, “I usually work in series creating more than one version of my subjects, focusing on simplicity and abstraction, and using both traditional and mixed media techniques. My work is my journey to connect with my history, my story and past, and to move forward. Every painting is part of my memories and feelings arsenal, often quiet and thought provoking and I’m always looking to improve by pushing myself further. While underlining my subjects most intriguing characteristics, I connect with them emotionally, striving to bring my personal point of view, as well as creating a meaningful engaging experience for the viewers”.

 

 

“IN Between” is a retrospective presenting select works created by Yakir-Avin between 2015-2020. The exhibition reflects her technical education in Israel and Italy, and displays Yakir-Avin’s ability to communicate clearly through both figuration and abstraction. Her command of multiple media and techniques is demonstrated through oil paintings on canvas, mixed media works on paper and wood, and sculptural pieces that walk the line between art object and everyday furnishings.

 

 

 

“Under Blue Skies” by Yochi Yakir-Avin

 

 

Conveyed via a masterfully limited palette, her subjects are framed against swaths of monochromatic color and emphasize notions of mood, place and implied narrative. Within her intimate mixed media pieces on paper and wood, the artist draws creative inspiration from her past and allows her memories to weave together to drive her practice forward. Through a tangible sense of vulnerability embedded in each of her works, the artist aims to offer hope, comfort and peace to the viewer – resulting in a subtle message of optimism that is necessary at all times, particularly now.

 

 

 

Yochi paints realistic series of portraits and still life in oil colors, creates mixed media wall sculptures, and elaborated transfer techniques pieces on paper and wood. Throughout her work is noticeable her restricted choice of colors, as well as monochromatic backgrounds, that serve to sustain and frame her subjects, to reflect particular mood, and as a reminder of places and stories. Her work is a journey to connect with her story and past, and to move forward. She also creates mixed media wall sculptures, as well as intricate transfer pieces on paper and wood.

 

View of Yochi Yakir-Avin’s Exhibition at the Frank Gallery

 

 

Lisa Yves is a professional musician and vocalist with a career spanning over 35 years. She graduated from New York University with a degree in vocal jazz performance. She is a recording artist, composer, performer and vocal coach. A well-known and active musician in Boston, MA, Yves is also Yochi Yakir-Avin’s sister.

 

 

 

 

“Place Inside”  by Yochi Yakir-Avin

 

 

 

Yochi Yakir-Avin received a BFA (Academy of Fine Art “Brera” Milan, Italy), Specialization in sculpture (Beer-Shiva Art Center, Israel), and continued studies at Ein-Hod Art Institute and Haifa University, Israel.  Among her numerous awards are: 1990 American Israeli Cultural Award and Scholarship, 2015 Glass Gallery, Pembroke Pines, FL., 2016  Best in Show, WITVA, Armory Art Center, WPB, FL., 2018  Awarded 3rd  place “Equality Wall”, Claudia Castillo Gallery, 2018  Awarded artist, Leaves & Petals, Fusion Art, International show, 2018  Honorable Mention, Face & Figure, Fusion Art, 2019  Awarded  3rd place at the Bailey Hall, WAG South FL., 2020  Honorable Mention, Portrait show, Art Room online Gallery, 2020  CIP Grant from The Broward County Cultural Division, funding “In Between”, a Solo exhibition, at The Frank Gallery, Pembroke Pines, FL, Recent Exhibition 2020  “In Between”, a Bi-Level solo show, The Frank Gallery, Pembroke Pines, FL., 2020  BACA, “The Space Between Us”, Pompano Beach, FL., 2020  Solo show, Broward County Main Library, Ft. Lauderdale, FL., (postponed due to Covid-19), 2019   Blanco+1, Arts Warehouse, Delray Beach, FL., 2019   “Figuratively Speaking”, Salmagundi Club, N.Y.C., 2019   “Inspired By”, Coral Springs Museum of Art, FL., 2019  Solo show, SFSO, Wilton Manors, FL., 2018  Spectrum Miami- Miami Art Week, Miami, FL., 2018 Guest artist Claudia Castillo Art Gallery, Wilton Manors, FL., 2018  52nd Founders Exhibition, Naples Art Association, Naples, FL., 2017 9th Annual Figurative Painting Exhibition, Lore Degenstein Gallery Selinsgrove, PA., 2017  “Abstraction” The Box Gallery, WPB, FL., 2016  Armory Art Center, WITVA, WPB, FL., 2016   “Florida Flora and Fauna”, The Box Gallery, WPB, FL., and 2015   “Summer Heat” VI, Rossetti Fine Art Gallery, Wilton Manor, FL.

 

 

Articles about Yochi’s artistry have appeared in Miami Niche, online magazine, “In Between”, at The Frank Gallery (2020), Unique perspectives, Shoutout Miami and Voyage Group Magazine (2020), and Meet the artist, Local Stories, VoyageMia Group magazine (2018).

 

Yochi Yakir-Avin is a member of  Allied Artist of America, Catharine Lorillard Wolf Art Club (CLWAC), Portrait Society of America, Florida Portrait Society of America, and WAG South Florida.

 

FUNDING STATEMENT

Funding for this project is provided in part by the Broward County Board of County Commissioners as recommended by the Broward Cultural Council. This comprehensive Solo exhibition is made possible through a CIP Grant awarded to Yochi Yakir-Avin by The Broward County Cultural Division. Additional support is provided by the exhibition host venue, The Frank C. Ortis Art Gallery in Pembroke Pines, Florida. 

 

 

For more information, to reserve an in-person visit, or to see more of her artwork:  

Yochi Yakir-Avin, Visual Artist

Tel. +1-786-586-0732

www.yochiyakiravin.com

https://instagram.com/yochiyakiravin

https://www.artscalendar.com/event/in-between-solo-exhibition/

Call or email to make an appointment:

Studio 10

Studio 18 in The Pines

1101 Poinciana Dr.  Pembroke Pines, FL 33025

Email yochiy@gmail.com or phone

Tel. +1-786-586-0732

 

 

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If You Can Turn Your iPad On And Off, Jeffrey Wiener Can Teach You How To Draw On It

Jeffrey Wiener‘s resume includes drawing and painting art for major clients like Disney, Scholastic, and the New York Times.  If you want to learn to draw, using your iPad, he is the teacher you want!  Not sure of your skill set?  If you know how to turn on and turn off your device, you are ready to learn from Jeffrey, who taught these drawing workshops at the Art Students League of New York!  The Rickie Report shares an interview with him, as we explore the world of non-traditional drawing.  Jeffrey is offering classes on-line, so this is a perfect time to sign up for yourself or give a distinctive gift to someone else!

 

 

 

 

 

Jeffrey Wiener

 

 

The Rickie Report is enthusiastic about bringing you more options to stretch your knowledge and skills set when it comes to creating!  

 

 

 

Jeffrey Wiener speaks about Drawing on Your iPad classes:

 

 

 

Jeffrey Wiener and students at New Studio for Visual Arts

 

TRR: How did you get started doing this?

JW: 

I started out as an illustrator and print designer in New York back in the 1980’s. I came to the city with well-developed traditional art skills and worked in a “hot” design firm where my drawing and painting skills were in use 24/7, creating spot art and illustrations for major clients like Disney, Scholastic and New York Times. When the Mac was introduced to the world of Design, I started using Adobe’s Photoshop and Illustrator from the very start, and thus began my Digital Arts career.

TRR: Where have you given classes in the past?

JW: 

I started giving iPad Drawing Workshops in 2014 at the Art Students League of New York (https://www.theartstudentsleague.org/) and soon started getting asked to hold workshops upstate, and then down in South Florida where I winter. The last workshop I held was this last December – February (2019-20) and it gave me the opportunity to test my new methods for traditional artists to jump in quickly and integrate their iPads into their artistic process.

 

 

Jeffrey Wiener teaching a workshop with three students in Bethel, New York

 

 

TRR: What kind of experience does a student need to sign up for this class?

JW:

Not much experience is necessary for my classes. Obviously, owning an iPad and knowing how to turn it on and off is a requirement, as is downloading the APP “Procreate” to their iPad prior to class. But I take great joy in introducing a new art-making tool to traditional artists. They ALL find it exciting and creatively mind-expanding. Really!

TRR:  Are there classes for total novices/beginners/experienced people?

JW:

I find that beginners need to spend a little more time learning how to use the APPs basic features. This is a deep well, as a metaphor, and it’s easy to drown in all the options available for creating artworks. Students who use their computers often, and come to me with a little experience in Adobe Photoshop, tend to take off VERY quickly. I find that holding separate classes for those two artist-types works best.

TRR: What if I can’t draw much except simple shapes ?

JW:

I stress to my students that the iPad is a drawing tool, although quite a powerful one. Doodling and sketching is how I start my classes, because the freedom from having to be perfect is absent from the mind. It helps students focus on learning the features, instead of on the work they are producing. My advanced classes are focused on teaching artists how to mimic traditional techniques using familiar techniques such as shading with a broad charcoal stick or using cross-hatching to achieve volume. Fortunately, Procreate has many features that allow you to make simple basic graphic shapes easily. Let’s not forget that you can use Procreate to make awesome graphic design with imported photographs and typography tools.

 

 

 

Learning to use your iPad to draw

 

 

TRR:  What kind of program do I need on my IPad?

JW:

Procreate is the #1 application for drawing and painting on the iPad. There are other apps, but the difference in the features, the high-resolution files, and quality of the resulting art files is so glaring that it’s not worth using any other APP. My traditional drawings are similar to M.C. Escher’s in detail and tone, and I can produce drawings on my iPad that when printed, cannot be identified as a digital print. This is akin to being an old-world lithographer who draws on stone and produces fine drawings that must be printed out on paper to be framed and displayed.

 

 

Link to Procreate: https://procreate.art/

TRR:  Once I have some skills, how can I use what I’ve learned in your class?

JW:

I often challenge my students to think of the iPad as a Sketch Tool, where ideas can originate to become oil-paintings or sculptures. Several of my students use it to escape the work they do all the time and experiment in a risk-free fashion, doing abstractions or venturing into simple animations for social media like Facebook. Some of my students are designers who work with computers often, and wish to leave the desk-bound creative process and work at the beach or in the park. I love to introduce my students to using the iPad as a Life-Drawing tool, and use it in Starbucks to capture people. Most think that artists are surfing the internet, when in fact they are making observational drawings un-detected by their subjects.

TRR: Can you share a video with us?

JW:

Here’s a recent video where I teach how to draw a simple white object (coffee cup) with a “Charcoal” looking drawing tool.
 

https://youtu.be/3ehNpMd2ECY

 
 

About Jeffrey Wiener:

Jeffrey Wiener was born in Miami, Florida in 1961, and graduated from Florida State University in 1983. He has exhibited his surrealistic drawings and paintings in galleries from Miami to New York City where he resided for many years. His entrepreneurial ventures include Dangerous Media Productions, a multi-media internet marketing firm, www.YoungMindInteractive.com, a developer of educational software, ebooks and games, and www.TheGreatNude.TV, a Figurative Arts magazine featuring videos and articles about artists who are dedicated to The Nude. His recent workshops “Figure Drawing with the iPad” were held at the esteemed Art Students League of New York.

 

 

Jeffrey tells The Rickie Report, “I love designing great drawing environments, where artists feel at ease and I can engage with them as students informally. I like to provide life models that challenge my students, and I use good lighting, colorful props and music curated to put the brain in a creative work mode. Drawing together is a very communal experience for artists, and it should be as fun and rewarding as it is challenging.”

 

 

 

For more information about these classes, demonstration or artwork:

Artist Website:
http://jeffreywiener.gallery/

“Sketch with Jeff”:
http://jeffreywiener.gallery/life-drawing-classes/

Facebook:
https://www.facebook.com/jeffrey.wiener.98

Instagram:
https://www.instagram.com/jeffreywiener/

LinkedIn:
https://www.linkedin.com/in/jeffreywiener/

Twitter:
https://twitter.com/JeffWienerArt

 

 

 

 

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

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Explore Palette Knife Painting At A Master Workshop With Internationally Renowned Artist, MaiYap On Saturday, May 18 At Yvette Michele Studio In Ft. Lauderdale

We’re not sure when MaiYap sleeps, because this internationally renowned artist is so prolific!  Join her on Saturday, May 18 for a Palette Knife Master Class in Fort Lauderdale.  MaiYap is available to teach or give a demonstration to your local arts group, as well as speak about her bright and vibrant artworks.  As she travels the globe ( her next exhibit is in Seoul, Korea), MaiYap always makes time to create, which in turn, inspires others!  The Rickie Report shares the details about this workshop, where to see her artwork, plus some sneak peeks.

 

 

 

“Three Pears” by MaiYap

 

Palette Knife Painting Master Workshop

$75 plus materials. Supply lists will be emailed after registration

 

Register Here!

*This workshop is for artists or people with some experience with painting, not for complete beginners.

 

Saturday May 18th, 2019

 10:00 am to 3:00pm

 

Deadline for registration is May 16th, 2019

 

At:

 Yvette Michele Studio

117 NW 5th Street    Fort Lauderdale, FL  33301

  Phone: 954.372.0096

 

 

Born in the Republic of Panama to Chinese parents, MaiYap has been able to magically blend East and West on canvas. Within the walls of her parent’s home, she was immersed in the beauty, balance and perfection of millennial traditions passed on from one generation to another. Once outside these walls, her senses were overcome by the amazing colors, sounds and energy of the Tropics.

 

 

“Happy For You” by MaiYap

 

 

She tells The Rickie Report, “Panama provided a bustling backdrop of exciting people, places, and music. Most importantly, its natural surroundings provided the perfect artistic inspiration to imagine and create my magnificent flowers and unique landscapes. It also gave me the courage to voice my concerns and fears about our planet’s welfare through my powerful environmental abstracts”.

 

 

“Boat at Dawn” by MaiYap

 

 

MaiYap asks herself: “Who am I? Where am I going? How can I help the most”?

She says, “The constant search for my true identity, my place in the world and the struggle to preserve our planet are at the heart of all my art pursuits. Painting very detailed and colorful flowers has helped me to reconcile my Chinese background with the vibrant Panamanian world. The wish to anchor myself in this rapid ever-changing world drove me to study the subject of impermanence while depicting the passing clouds and difficult atmospheres. Through the practice of mindfulness meditation I continue to grow while trying to make sense of it all.  My environmental abstracts are the answer to one of my deepest concerns and where life inquiry continues to thrive”.

 

 

“Anecdote of an Inquisitive Mind” by MaiYap

 

 

MaiYap has been interviewed recently:

VoyageMiami

Art Hive Magazine

 

 

MaiYap has exhibited at over 100 International Art Fairs including: Beijing and Shanghai, China, Morocco, Korea, Colombia, and Panama.  She has also exhibited nationally in museums, universities and galleries.  Her artwork can be seen at “ELEMENTS OF ART” (Pinecrest Gardens, Miami, FL), FLOW – GALLERYone at DoubleTree Suites Hotel, Fort Lauderdale, FL, and  MUJERES DE FUEGO – Galería Juan Manuel Cedeño, Panama, Panama.  She will be exhibiting at  Plastic Art Fair – Seoul, KOREA

 

 

 

 

MaiYap is represented by the following galleries:

 

Ninoska Huerta Gallery

Coral Gables, FL 33134   (305) 588-1231

 

Collectors Gallery & Framery

114 Nokomis Ave S.  Venice, FL 34285  (941) 488-302

 

Miart Space

151 NW 36 Street  Wynwood, FL 33127  (786) 406-9915

 

Botero Galleries

1998 Trade Center Way #1,  Naples, FL 34109  (239) 596-4644

 

In addition to her exhibitions, MaiYap also teaches the only class on palette knife taught in South Florida, at Fairchild Tropical Botanical Gardens.  She is the Founder and Director of Palette Knife Artists of Miami, the first group of its kind in South Florida, as well as Membership Chair of National League of American Pen Women Coral Gables Branch.

 

 

For further information about this workshop, exhibits, demonstrations or classes:

Email: maiyap@bellsouth.net

Call 305.725.8630

 

 

 

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Multi-Medium Artist Jeffrey Wiener Offers Digital And Traditional Drawing Classes For Second Year In Southeast Florida

Multi-medium artist, Jeffrey Wiener will offer Digital and Traditional Drawing Classes for a second year in Southeast FL.  His Life Drawing workshops offer individual and group classes in Landscapes, Still Life, Figure Drawing, Mobile Photography, Life Drawing with traditional tools and digital tools like the iPad. He will hold his first workshop of 2018  at Clay Glass Metal Stone Gallery in Lake Worth on January 5th entitled “Life Drawing on your iPad”.  The Rickie Report shares the details and urges you to sign up now!  What a great gift idea!!!!  Jeffrey will also be selling his own artwork at the gallery, so stop by.  Wine, nibbles, art…

 

 

 

 

Jeffrey Wiener, a Miami-born New York-based artist/designer/publisher

Offers Classes and Workshops in Southeast Florida

 

 

“DRAW  with  JEFF”

Friday, January 5, 2018

Clay Glass Metal Stone Gallery

15 South J Street    Lake Worth , FL

 

Register HERE:

http://clayglassmetalstonegallery.com/donate/

RSVP to joyce@flamingoclaystudio.org

 

 

 

 

 

 

“Chelsea High Line” by Jeffrey Wiener

 

 

 

Jeffrey Wiener, a Miami-born New York-based artist/designer/publisher, is again offering his Life Drawing workshops to the artists of Palm Beach County. Through his website, “DRAW with JEFF” offers individual and group classes in Landscapes, Still Life, Figure Drawing, Mobile Photography, and Life Drawing with traditional tools and digital tools like the iPad. He will be holding his first workshop of 2018 at Clay Glass Metal Stone Gallery in Lake Worth on January 5th entitled “Life Drawing on Mobile Devices”.

 

 

 

 

An “Evangelist for Life Drawing”,  Jeff teaches artists to amplify their creativity by refining their skills of observation and then translating that into improved techniques. In 30 year’s as a professional designer and illustrator, Jeff has mastered dozens of traditional and digital skills for his design business’ clientele. “Drawing is the basis for that first visualization of a concept. Animators and designers in my NY workshops are always taking life drawing classes to improve their skills, and often using digital as much as traditional tools!” But Jeff promises that his mobile drawing workshops use APPS that are “easy to learn and a blast to use.”

 

“Red Sara Seated” by Jeffrey Wiener

COMMUNITY ART PROGRAMS:

Communities can have customized weekly art programs designed for their residents at a location of their choosing. Focus on specific classes, learn a little Art History, whatever you please. Email Me to discuss customized programs available ONLY to Community Groups.

 

PRIVATE SKETCH PARTIES:

Want to hold a SKETCH PARTY in your own home? Invite your friends over and we’ll do the rest. For a FLAT FEE, we will provide the Art Supplies, book the Model, and we can even bring great SKETCHING MUSIC. Email Me to discuss how an Art Party would work in your own home.

 

STUDENT RATES:

Advance your skills while in High School, preparing for College, or Advanced Education by learning how to master digital image editing and video editing software like Adobe Photoshop, Illustrator, Premiere and Procreate for the iPad. Email Me to discuss how to develop a curriculum designed for what you need to learn.

“Laura at Naples Beach” by Jeffrey Wiener

The fee of $40. for a single 2 hour class (session) includes your drawing supplies. 4 Classes is $120. Group rates are also available. See the http://jeffreywiener.gallery/life-drawing-classes/ for more details and to book a class.

 

Jeffrey Wiener Drawing with iPad 

 

Jeffrey Wiener was born in Miami, Florida in 1961, and graduated from Florida State University in 1983. He has exhibited his surrealistic drawings and paintings in galleries from Miami to New York City where he resided for many years. His entrepreneurial ventures include Dangerous Media Productions, a multi-media internet marketing firm, www.YoungMindInteractive.com, a developer of educational software, ebooks and games, and www.TheGreatNude.TV, a Figurative Arts magazine featuring videos and articles about artists who are dedicated to The Nude. His recent workshops “Figure Drawing with the iPad” were held at the esteemed Art Students League of New York.

 

 

Jeffrey tells The Rickie Report, “I love designing great drawing environments, where artists feel at ease and I can engage with them as students informally. I like to provide life models that challenge my students, and I use good lighting, colorful props and music curated to put the brain in a creative work mode. Drawing together is a very communal experience for artists, and it should be as fun and rewarding as it is challenging.”

For more information about these classes, demonstration or artwork:

Artist Website:
http://jeffreywiener.gallery/

“Sketch with Jeff”:
http://jeffreywiener.gallery/life-drawing-classes/

Facebook:
https://www.facebook.com/jeffrey.wiener.98

Instagram:
https://www.instagram.com/jeffreywiener/

LinkedIn:
https://www.linkedin.com/in/jeffreywiener/

Twitter:
https://twitter.com/JeffWienerArt

 

 

 

 

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