Old Floresta Plein Air And Sogetsu Ikebana Exhibit Opens Tomorrow, February 4 At Boca Raton Museum Of Art School. Mark Your Calendars For One-Day Workshops On Friday, February 21 And Sunday, February 23.

The Boca Museum Art School invites the public to the Old Floresta Plein Air and Sogetsu Ikebana Reception on Tuesday, February 4. Mark your calendars for Friday, February 21 and Sunday, February 23 and take One-Day workshops in a multiple of techniques!  If you think you are too busy to commit for a full term class, this is your opportunity to relax, have fun, explore your creativity, elevate your artistic skills or acquire new techniques in just one day. The Rickie Report shares the details and a few sneak peeks of classes.

 

 

 

 

Boca Raton Museum Art School

801 W. Palmetto Road     Boca Raton FL 33486
561-392-2503

bocamuseum.org/theartschool

OFFICE HOURS
Monday – Friday: 9 am – 6 pm   Saturdays: 9 am – 4 pm

CLASS HOURS
Monday – Thursday: 9 AM – 9 PM  Friday: 9 AM – 5:30 PM
Saturday: 9 AM – 4 PM

 

 

 

 

OLD FLORESTA PLEIN AIR

&

SOGETSU IKEBANA

RECEPTION:  

TUESDAY, FEBRUARY 4

 5:30 – 7:30 -PM

 

 

 

 The Plein Air Palm Beach and Art School’s Old Floresta Paint Out artists and Chieko Mihori’s advanced Sogetsu style of ikebana students will be exhibiting works never before seen.

 

This Exhibition runs through February 19, 2020

 

 

 

FEBRUARY        WORKSHOPS:

 

 

 

 

Friday, February 21    All day Workshop

 

 

Beautiful Paintings With Oil Pastels

Genie Appel- Cohen

Friday 10 am – 4 pm

Did you always want to paint, but were unsure about your skills with a brush? Instructor, Genie Appel-Cohen will show you all the techniques to create your own art masterpieces. In this not-to-be-missed workshop, you will learn blending, build-up, and scrape down techniques. We will cover simple color theory and composition. Create the art that’s in your heart, with oil pastels! Materials included. 45 minute break for lunch.

 

 

 

 

 

 

SUNDAY, FEBRUARY  23

 ALL DAY  WORKSHOPS

 

If you think you are too busy to commit for a full term class, this is your opportunity to relax, have fun, explore your creativity, elevate your artistic skills or acquire new techniques in just one day.

 

 

 

 

 

  • 9:30 am – 12:30 pm… Mixed Media Florals– Jacalyn Gmoch
  • Create unique and beautiful floral blossoms using a variety of materials including watercolors and acrylics. No artistic painting experience required.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

  • 10:00 am – 4:00 pm..Painterly DrawingBeth Sloat
  • Take your drawings to a new place with water soluble graphite, watercolor pencils, and/or Inktense pencils and aqua brushes. Learn to use color selectively and with restraint for maximum effect. Graphite pencils, erasers, bristol paper and aqua brushes will be included. Color pencils will be available.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

  • 10:00 am – 3:00 pm… Figure Painting, A Comprehensive Study – Roumen Boudev
  • Learn how to paint the anatomical structure of the human form while properly mixing the skin tones and applying the principles of color theory. Emphasis is placed on the properties of color, cool and warm color variations, and representing textures. Our objective is to complete a finished figure painting study, while exploring the traditional old masters’ painting methods and techniques.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

  • ​10:00 am – 4:00 pm..Basic Watercolor Painting – Janet Onofrey
  • Using still lifes as subjects, students will explore basic color usage, brushes, and paper. We will experiment with gradient washes, sponging, scratching, dry brushing, masking, wet-on-wet and more. The Basic session will make you comfortable using this medium and enjoy the flow of color. Some drawing ability is helpful. (Bring lunch for a half hour break.)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

  • ​10:00 am – 4:00 pm..Multiple Figure Composition – Barbara Wasserman
  • Using a live nude model students will develop a single composition from 3 to 4 poses. The emphasis will be on how to put these poses together using the same model to form a composition. Large format permitted but not require. All mediums accepted. (Bring lunch for an hour break.)

 

 

 

 

 

 

  • 10:00 am – NOON..Impact of Van Gogh’s Letters – Ralph Papa
  • 2:00 – 4:00 pm… Impact of Van Gogh’s LettersRalph Papa
  • In this 2 hour presentation of slides and demos, Ralph Papa will cover the impact that Vincent Van Gogh’s letters have had on him personally as well as on the world at large. Through images of selected letters, drawings and paintings, Papa will provide a personal understanding and insight into the mind and work of Van Gogh as if he himself were sitting beside us.

 

 

For more information about this exhibit, classes and more:

Boca Raton Museum Art School
801 W. Palmetto Road Boca Raton FL 33486
561-392-2503

bocamuseum.org/theartschool

Facebook: www.facebook.com/bocaschool

 

www.bocamuseum.org

 

 

 

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17019 SW Sapri Way   Port St. Lucie, FL 34986

 

 

 

 

Kling Gallery Wine & Decor Features Mimi McCallum’s Newest Works In “New Directions”, Opening August 24th

The Kling Gallery, Wine & Décor located in Stuart, FL announces the month of August’s Featured Guest Artist, Mimi McCallum. Mimi will show her new abstract work (cold wax and oil) in this exhibit, “New Directions”. This medium gives a beautiful translucent look, interesting textures, and beautiful color blends.  It can be carved into and scraped away to reveal  mystery. The public is invited to a Free Opening Reception on Friday, August 24th.  Enjoy hors d’oeuvres, the wonderful wine boutique and meet the artists!  The Rickie Report shares the details and some sneak peeks.  In addition to wall art, browse the hand made furniture, home accessories, and the wine bar!

 

 

 

723 Colorado Plaza  Stuart, FL 34994

Colorado Plaza on the corner of Colorado and Kindred

772-678-6949    www.klinggallerystuart.com

 

 

 

 

Original Paintings

Napa- Style Tasting Room

Custom Furniture 

Home Decor

 

 

MEET   MIMI  McCALLUM

 

Opening Reception:

Friday, August 24th

5 – 7 PM  

Exhibit runs through September

 

 

MEET   THE   ARTIST:

 

 

 

 

“Self Portrait” by Mimi McCallum

 

 

After years of creating visually recognizable imagery Mimi McCallum has taken a new direction!  Her new path is taking her into the world of abstract.  The pieces are painted with cold wax medium and oil paint.  Oil pastels, graphite oil sticks and other medium find their way into the mix.  Mimi’s brushes have been laid aside, as the paint is applied to canvas or cradled board with an assortment of tools: squeezes, spatulas, knives, rollers, printing implements, anything is in the game!

 

“Get Crackin” by Mimi McCallum

 

 

This luscious medium can be layered and layered, carved into and scraped away creating interesting textures and fascinating color blends.  The paintings have a history that is revealed and interwoven into the final image. Her one requirement is that the painting will stand compositionally from any direction, so it may be hung and viewed in personal preference.   Mimi’s paintings are intuitive and spontaneous with no initial plan.  Her “New Directions” take her on the creative journey, and she invites us along with her!

 

 

  “In The Park” by Mimi McCallum

 

 

 

Mimi received her Master of Art Education from Florida International University in Miami, her BA from Montana State in Bozeman MT.  She completed the Florida art certification from FSU in Tampa. Mimi attended Anchorage West High, where her father was an FBI agent.  She is married with two children and two grandchildren.

 

“Untitled” by Mimi McCallum

 

 

Mimi puts her talent to work in her studio in Jensen Beach, FL, and exhibits throughout Florida and the Bahamas.  She tells The Rickie Report, “Through my art I aspire to capture moments in time that relate to memories that touch our hearts. I aspire to create images of objects, places and figures with pleasing shapes and energetic color.”  Mimi’s new work was recently exhibited at Art Synergy 2018.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Kling Gallery, Wine & Décor

723 Colorado Plaza   Stuart, FL34994

772-678-6949

www.klinggallerystuart.com

Colorado Plaza on the corner of Colorado and Kindred

 

 

 

 

 

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

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Rickie@therickiereport.com   561-537-0291

17019 SW Sapri Way   Port St. Lucie, FL 34986

 

 

 

Lynn Matsuoka Swings The Barn Door Open To The World Of Horses In Motion

After a glorious 37-year art career in Japan, Lynn Matsuoka is now sharing her visual wealth throughout the Hamptons. Lynn’s new equestrian art debuted at Art Hamptons in July this season and continues to excite art patrons and equestrian lovers world wide. This Exhibition of the Equestrian collection will be highlighted August 23rd – 30th at Snake Hollow Studio right across the street from the Hampton Classic. Lynn brings an international cachet to her US endeavors and it’s hard to know where to start to describe the soul stirring artistic life she has led. From the inner sanctums of sumo wrestlers, to 20 years working backstage with Japan’s top Kabuki actors documenting their costume and make-up changes, she now takes viewers into the stables and paddocks of the horse world.  The Rickie Report shares the details and some of Lynn’s magical imagery.

 

 

 

 

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Snake Hollow Studio

 

Invites You To:

Exhibition of the Equestrian Collection

AUGUST 23rd – 30th

1:00 – 5:00 Daily

221 Snake Hollow Road

 

(Across the street from the Hampton Classic)

Or Call: 631.537.5237

 

 

Lynn Matsuoka is now sharing her visual wealth throughout the Hamptons, after a 37 year art career in Japan. Lynn’s new equestrian art  debuted at Art Hamptons in July this season.  

 

 

"Flying" By Lynn Matsuoka

“Flying” By Lynn Matsuoka

 

 

After admiring horses all day, come across the road and admire their unique portraits, as created by a leading Hamptons equestrian artist.  Meet fellow aficionados and savor summer refreshments as you discover powerful equestrian paintings, drawings and prints by internationally collected artist, Lynn Matsuoka.  Her striking body of work must be experienced up close and personal to fully realize its gravitas and energy impact.  This low key, classic art event can be found at Snake Hollow Studio, August 23rd – August 30th.

 

"After The Classic" by Lynn Mastuoka

“After The Classic” by Lynn Mastuoka

 

 

Blessed with a gift of documentary story-telling fused with a rare visual craft, Matsuoka’s art conjures up the poetic imagery of birds in flight and horses gliding over the earth. Her brush glides over the canvas or paper, creating a startling whirr of images and motion. Her sure hand designs poetic movements that stir emotion in the viewer, and her compelling work has thus earned over 40 international solo shows.

 

"Polo" by Lynn Matsuoka

“Polo” by Lynn Matsuoka

 

Matsuoka’s new equestrian works are defined by powerful, lyrical lines. They often feature hand-made rice paper, lending a rich substrate of unique depth and tactile quality wherever her brush lands. It adds further credence to her reportage skill and energy, where she quickly converts people, animals and events into inspirationally renewing art. When she finishes a painting or drawing, it not only “looks” but “feels” like the person or animal depicted. It’s all part of her open energy approach, a rare artistic gift that creates instant emotional connections.

 

"Watching From The Buggy" by Lynn Matsuoka

“Watching From The Buggy” by Lynn Matsuoka

 

 

Lynn brings an international cachet to her U.S. endeavors and it’s hard to know where to start to describe the soul stirring artistic life she has led. From the inner sanctums of sumo wrestlers, to 20 years working backstage with Japan’s top Kabuki actors documenting their costume and make-up changes, she now takes viewers into the stables and paddocks of the horse world.

 

"Ahead Of The Rain" by Lynn Matsuoka

“Ahead Of The Rain” by Lynn Matsuoka

 

Her peek at life behind the scenes and the insights into ancient Japanese life opened magical doors to a previously hidden world of mystery. And now she turns her all-knowing eye to the culture and intrigues of American equestrian endeavors.

 

 

"On The Money" by Lynn Matsuoka

“On The Money” by Lynn Matsuoka

 

 

Lynn learned these very fast “reportage drawing” techniques through her time studying with the great Jack Potter at the School of Visual Arts in New York City. She begins her compositions capturing delicate nuances of the world she surveys. Using graphite pencils and oil pastels on canvas or rag paper, she first creates a likeness, then sketches in quick, exacting detail the costumes, colors and energy forces inherent in her subjects.

 

"Grazing At Two Trees" by Lynn Matsuoka

“Grazing At Two Trees” by Lynn Matsuoka

This spontaneous act preserves the moment, feeling and spirit of her portraits. Her paintings evoke karmic forces, using bold lines and subtle colors that depict the effects of light on her subjects. This same sensibility also shows up in her commissioned portraits.

 

 

"Zen Horses" by Lynn Matsuoka

“Zen Horses” by Lynn Matsuoka

 

 

The U.S. born Matsuoka gained superstar status during her tenure in Tokyo. One of the few “outsiders” ever allowed to observe the secretive sanctums of sumology, she put her talents to quick use in a long series of in-depth depictions of this art form onto itself. She is the singular champion of this unique, free method of expression, as she pushes the boundaries of how defining moments in sport are captured.  Born in New York City, Lynn studied art & music at Temple University in Philadelphia and later studied at SVA with Jack Potter & Milton Glaser.

 

"Dad's Bagel Band" by Lynn Matsuoka

Dad’s Bagel Band” by Lynn Matsuoka


Lynn tells The Rickie Report,” The human image, alive and expectant and representing tradition is what inspires me. Documenting Japanese Sumo and Kabuki in quick, on-location drawings, then turning some of them into paintings has been my main focus for many years, tho’ I have focused as well on Hawaiian Hula, American sports, Native Americans and other traditions, including the Equestrian world.”

 

She goes on to explain, ” The Sumo and Kabuki worlds have always appeared to me to be a microcosm of the Japanese culture, a population apart yet steeped in the traditional values. The men of sumo do not realize their own beauty and always look at my work with surprise. The Kabuki actors are well aware of their beauty, as that is their focus, and have always told me that they like me to be there drawing them because they feel I capture their beauty.”

 

"Sky Horse" by Lynn Matsuoka

“Sky Horse” by Lynn Matsuoka

 

Lynn considers herself a “reportage artist”.  She begins most of her work in front of the subject at the tournament, the practice ring the Equestrian ring, stables, wherever her subject lives and works.  ” I work quickly to produce many initial line drawings, indicating light, shadow, and color, and then often finish the piece later in my studio. Accuracy is important to me, to include the intricacy of the tied Sumo mawashi (belt), or the referee’s headdress and kimono, the layers of the kabuki actor’s kimono… the feathers of the Native American headdress. The riding boot in the stirrup…”

 

 

 

“I like to start with a good paper, prepared with a dark ground so the quick graphite drawing has instant depth. A hit of color gives it dimension and the work begins to breathe.  Recently I have been working on large wooden panels in the studio, transposing my on-location drawings to the painting on board or canvas.”

 

 

For Interviews, Press Inquiries, or More Information

please contact Lynn Matsuoka at 631.537.5237

 

 

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