Samuel Spear Jr.’s Photography Is Featured At Arts Warehouse On First Friday Art Walk, February 5

Samuel Spear, Jr. shares his photography as a Featured Artist at the Arts Warehouse in Delray Beach, FL. His exhibit, “Reflections” is available NOW and will be a focal stop on Friday, February 5 as part of the First Friday Art Walk.  Samuel’s love and range of travel gives him a different perspective than a typical tourist. Over time, his traveling and many photographs from each trip evolved into street photography.  What captures his eye is a fascinating insight into every-day life not only abroad, but locally.  The Gallery is FREE and open to the public with timed tickets for the Opening Night to maintain Covid-19 procedures.  The Rickie Report shares some sneak peeks of the exhibit which is available through February 27, 2021.

 

 

 

 

F E A T U R E S:  

 

 

S A M U E L     S P E A R,   J R.

 

 

FRIDAY,    FEBRUARY 5TH       6 – 9 PM

 

 

 

 

 

313  NE 3rd Street    Delray Beach, FL 33444

 

 

561.330.9614              artswarehouse.org

 

 

 

Photography by Samuel Spear, Jr. 

 

 

Samuel Spear, Jr. is a former New York based computer consultant who first picked up a camera in the early 1970s.  He tells The Rickie Report, ” For many years, as soon as I saved enough, I bought a plane ticket going somewhere,” he said, describing his first love — travel.  I have always been a traveller and the photos were incidental.  I had a position that allowed me access to air travel and I took advantage of  the opportunity.  Unfortunately I have lost photos of my early trips around the country, mostly islands of the Caribbean, and South America including Bahia and Surinam.

 

Over time, the traveling and the many photographs from each trip evolved into street photography. Now, retired and living in Delray Beach, Samuel embraces life as an amateur street photographer. “I generally remain out of the picture, however there is at least one image of me everywhere…documenting that I was actually there. I really like shooting people in their natural pursuits”.  

 

 

Photography by Samuel Spear, Jr.

 

 

“Street photography is not always pretty, not fine art, but real and generally with a story”, Samuel relates.  “This project was begun during my travels several years ago with additions as I encountered them. All the images are as photographed, with minor post-production adjustments, however with no added or deleted elements. If one looks closely, frequently my reflection can be observed in the photo as I could not move out of the scene”. 

 

 

Samuel’s photos take us beyond boundaries, and at times take us to a mirror-like  reflection, showing that which surrounds us and yet incorporates us.  “When one looks through glass, depending on lighting conditions, one is able to see a combination of the infinite and reflection”, he explains.

 

 

 

 

Photography by Samuel Spear, Jr.

 

 

Is it distortion that calls us near or the sense of disorientation that makes us look again?   Samuel’s combinations  give us the sense of not being able to place images or objects in front or behind. Move closer, because with the multiple layers of light(s) and space(s) one is motivated to  discover images, on a variety of levels and depths, encouraging revelations and reflections!

 

 

When asked about advice he gives to beginning photographers he says, ” There are all types of photography – sports, street, documentary, portrait, wedding, etc.  Choose your equipment to match. He reminds us that learning photography is a process and he has found YouTube to be a great teacher!

 

 

Photography by Samuel Spear, Jr.

 

 

Samuel is actively involved in the Delray Beach’s arts community.  He remarks, “I am a consumer of all things Art (music, painting, performance, native and craft, graffiti, dance, everything”.  On a recent Europe trip I photographed a series on the graffiti which I thought was unique. My wife Kenya and I  love to attend exhibitions and performances  – not to just give support, but to consume for our enrichment.  I believe in the requirement of Art for a rich life, and fully appreciate and support the special talents of  artists”.

 

 

Samuel Spear Jr. has had exhibits at The Arts Garage in Delray Beach, The Spady Cultural Museum, and other exhibition spaces throughout South Florida.  He published a photo-travel table book,  “So Much to See, So Little Time” and his work recently appeared in Black + White Photography Magazine.  Because of COVID-19, his trips to far-flung destinations are currently limited. On the top of his list are trips to Fez, Morocco to attend the World Sacred Music Festival, and to a Zen Retreat in Oita, Japan to get an authentic experience in their culture.  “I have been very blessed to be able to even consider and live my life following the motto – So Much to See, So Little Time”.  As enthusiastic as he is looking forward to traveling again…So are we – to peek into his photos!

 

Get your Free, Timed Tickets!

 

 

 

For more information about Samuel Spear Jr.’s photography please visit:

https://www.instagram.com/silkmainroad/

 

 

 

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17019 SW Sapri Way   Port St. Lucie, FL 34986

Expert Sofia Maduro Gives An Illustrated Lecture At April Photo Salon At Armory Art Center April 9

What is the difference between a good photograph and a great photograph?  Come to the Armory Art Center’s Photo Salon on Tuesday, April 9 to learn more.  Sofia Maduro will present an illustrated lecture, “The Enlightened Viewer – Learning to Look and See”,  followed by Q & A.   She serves as the Director of Education at the Society of the Four Arts in Palm Beach.  The Rickie Report shares the details and urges you to mark your calendars!

 

 

 

 

811 Park Place   West Palm Beach, Florida 33401

(561) 832-1776     armoryart.org

 

 

AT    THE    PHOTO    SALON:

Tuesday, April 9, 2019

6:00 – 8:00 pm

 

 


“The Enlightened Viewer –

Learning to Look and See”


What makes a good photograph?

What makes a great one?

 

 

PRESENTED BY:

Sofia    Maduro

 

 

In The Armory Art Center Media Room

$10 donation at the door

Space is limited so arrive early.

 

 

 

Sofia Vollmer Maduro

 

 

Sofia Vollmer Maduro, an internationally recognized art and photography expert and lecturer, who currently serves as Director of Education at the Society of the Four Arts in Palm Beach.  At the Four Arts, Sofia has led field trips to Art Basel, taught workshops on the appreciation of photographic art, and classes on organizing genealogical and photo archives. 

 

In 1993 Sofia founded the Alberto Vollmer Foundation research facility in Caracas, Venezuela, which houses and promotes the study of significant Latin-American archives from the 19th and 20th century economic and art history. She served as a trustee at the George Eastman Museum in Rochester, NY, the world’s foremost museum of photography and film (2012-2018), as well as on boards and advisory committees of numerous cultural organizations in Venezuela, USA, and Europe. She is on the curatorial committee of the Photo London Art Fair (2013-present). And, has advised on collections, juried art prizes, organized seminars, curated exhibitions, and published books.

 

 

 

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 www.armoryart.org or call (561) 832-1776

 

 

 

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

 

 

 

Armory Art Center Announces Photography Salons. Meet Other Photographers, Learn New Techniques, Get Constructive Feedback.

The Photo Salon at the Armory Art Center is a unique gathering place to showcase and talk about your photography. Meet other photographers and participate in stimulating discussions about what’s old, what’s new, and what’s happening in the world of photography. It’s a terrific opportunity to share your photographic experiences and get positive, constructive feed back of your work.  The Rickie Report shares the details and urges photographers to take part in these sessions, which are led by award winning photographer, Barry Schein.

 

 

 

 

 

811 Park Place    W. Palm Beach, FL 33401

561.832.1776   armoryart.org


Photography by Barry Shein

P  H  O  T  O       S  A  L  O  N  S

 

 

Held the second Tuesday of every month

6:30 – 8:30 pm

In the Armory Art Center Media Room

$10 payable at the door

Drop Ins Welcome!

Bring no more the 5 images on a flash drive or memory card

 

 

 

2018/2019   Photo   Salon   Dates:

November 13, 2018

December 11, 2018

January 15, 2019

February 12, 2019

March 12, 2019

April 9, 2019

May 14, 2019

 

SAVE  THE  DATE!

On April 9, 2019 Sofia Maduro with be doing an  illustrated talk entitled “The Enlightened Viewer”, which gives an overview of what makes a good photograph, and gives tips for how to take a more discerning look at photographs. 

 

The Photo Salon at the Armory Art Center is a unique gathering place to showcase and talk about your photography. Meet other photographers and participate in stimulating discussions about what’s old, what’s new, and what’s happening in the world of photography. It’s a terrific opportunity to share your photographic experiences and get positive, constructive feed back of your work.

Barry Schein, award winning professional photographer and instructor, will be facilitating the salon. Everyone is welcome and we look forward to seeing you. Please bring no more than five digital or print photographs.

 

 

About The Armory Art Center:

 

 

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 www.armoryart.org

or

Call (561) 832-1776

 

 

 

 

 

 

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