Abstract Artist, Eileen Shaloum Is Featured In SOLO Exhibition At Benzaiten Center For Creative Arts Beginning March 23rd

Abstract artist, Eileen Shaloum‘s SOLO Exhibition at the Benzaiten Center for Creative Arts opens Friday, March 23, 2018 through April 5, 2018.  Her latest body of work, “Invisible Cities,” is inspired by the book of the same title by Italo Calvino. Eileen was moved to interpret those descriptions into fantastic landscapes, which she calls  “Dreamscapes.” Get lost in the villages, climb the stairs and ladders to nowhere, and wind your way over the roads that bring you deep into these colorful works of art! In some of these pieces, there are thoughts, reflections, and musings with which the viewer might identify, as well.  The Rickie Report shares some sneak peeks and details here about two receptions on Friday, March 23rd and Saturday, March 24th and opportunities to meet the artist! 

 

 

 

 

1105 2nd Ave. South    Lake Worth, FL 33460          561-508-7315

 www.benzaitencenter.org

 

 

The Benzaiten Center For Creative Arts

 

 

FEATURES  a  SOLO Exhibition BY:

 

 

Abstract Artist, Eileen Shaloum

 

 

WEARABLE  ART  SHOW  RECEPTION:

FRIDAY,  MARCH 23

6 – 10 PM

Live music, cocktail reception, art vendors, fashion show, live glassblowing

$50.

FREE  OPEN  TO  THE  PUBLIC  RECEPTION :

SATURDAY,  MARCH 24

2 – 5 PM

Glassblowing demonstrations and refreshments.

 

Directions:  DO NOT USE GPS!

It will take you the wrong way. Instead, follow these easy directions:
Exit I-95 at 6th Ave. South and go East.
Take a Left at South F Street (at the Kwik Stop Store)
Take a Right on 3rd Ave. South to our Large Parking Lot
Enter in Rear of Building

GALLERY  HOURS:

Tuesday through Saturday: 10:00 AM – 5:00 PM  Closed: Sundays and Mondays

Classes & Large Group Tours by appointment. Please call 561.508.7315 for more information.

This Exhibition is Available March 23, 2018 through April 5, 2018

 

 

 

“Threads” by Eileen Shaloum

 

 

Eileen Shaloum will be exhibiting her hangings, as well as some abstracts on stretched canvas at Benzaiten Center for Creative Arts from March 23, 2018 through April 5, 2018. Her exhibit coincides with the Center’s fundraiser, “The Wearable Art Show,” on Friday, March 23rd  6- 10 pm, which is an event with live music, cocktail reception, wearable art vendors, fashion show, and glassblowing demonstrations. The event raises money for children’s programs and scholarship funding. The cost for that event is $50 per person.   A second, FREE, Open to the Public Reception takes place on Saturday, March 24 from 2 – 5 PM. There will be glassblowing demonstrations and refreshments.

 

“Reflections” by Eileen Shaloum

 

Eileen is a painter and mixed media artist who finds the whimsical in her subject matter. Her latest body of work, a group of abstract compositions on un-stretched canvas, is an extension of her “Invisible Cities” series. These hangings, constructed by sewing and gluing canvas pieces together, are then layered with paint and textural components, such as fabric, papers, string, beads, and found objects. By using canvas in a variety of shapes, she is not limited to the confines of a square or rectangular picture plane. The joyful and imaginary quality of her style invites the viewer to interact with the themes of these spirited compositions. Her use of bright colors, mark making and layering paint with textural components, show great spontaneity and freedom.

 

 

“Dip in the Pool” by Eileen Shaloum

 

 

 

Eileen tells The Rickie Report, “I am an abstract painter and mixed media artist who enjoys working with a variety of  subjects,  real, surreal or pure abstraction.  I bury images under layers of paint, pastel, charcoal, found objects, cloth, photographs and collaged paper.  I frequently use written passages, which may include poetry, quotes or old letters, in support of my message.  I play with line, shape, texture and color trying to draw the viewer in to interact with the themes in my spirited compositions.  Reflection on life is what inspires me.  I base my themes on the world around me.  Whether it is women’s issues, the everyday trials and tribulations of humanity, or my travels to awe-inspiring and exotic locations, my work is a reflection of things that are important to me”.

 


 

“Zaira” by Eileen Shaloum

 

 

Eileen earned her Bachelor of Arts in Art Education and her Masters in Art History at Hofstra University, Hempstead NY.  To further her knowledge and skills as an artist, she has participated in workshops in the United States and in Italy.  Eileen is an active member of numerous art-related organizations, including: Florida Artists Group (FLAG), National Association of Women Artists, ​National Association of Women Artists (Florida Chapter), Art League of Long Island, WITVA-Women in the Visual Arts, Boca Museum Artists’ Guild, and the Delray Beach Art League.

 

 

For more details about Eileen’s artistry please visit:

  Eileenshaloum.com

 

 

For more information about this event:

Benzaiten Center for Creative Arts:

1105 2nd Avenue South    Lake Worth, Florida 33460
561.508.7315 | aholmes@benzaitencenter.org

 

 

 

 

 

 

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17019 SW Sapri Way   Port St. Lucie, FL 34986

Susan Oakes Is Featured Artist At Art On Park Gallery With New Images

How does Susan Oakes create her artwork?  You are invited to meet the artist at Art on Park Gallery at the Opening Reception on Friday, September 15th.  Susan will give a short artist talk to explain her process, while unveiling her newest piece, “9/11 Steel”.  In addition to this SOLO Exhibition, Susan is offering classes in September at Palm Beach State College and at Park Vista High School in western Lake Worth.  The Rickie Report shares the details and some sneak peeks of Susan’s exuberant art.

 

 

 

www.artistsofpalmbeachcounty.com     561-345-2842

Monday through Saturday Noon to 6 PM

800 Park Avenue        Lake Park, Florida 33403

 

 

 

 

 

APBC  ART  ON  PARK  GALLERY  PRESENTS:

A SOLO EXHIBITION :

SUSAN  OAKES

OPENING  RECEPTION

FRIDAY, SEPTEMBER 15, 2017

 5 -8  PM

Exhibition runs September 11 – 29, 2017

 

 

 

 “9/11 Steel” (Above) is a new piece, being unveiled for the first time at this Exhibition  About the 9/11 memorial in NYC, it is a collage of an illustration of a veteran who has lost a limb in war and a piece of steel from the twin towers which is displayed in the 9/11 Memorial Museum in NYC.

 

Susan tells The Rickie Report,  “In my recent collage pieces, I create composites of several photos, and sometimes vector illustrations as well. They are not only layered, but have various other effects such as painting, blending and masking to achieve a certain look. I often begin with the human form and then relate it to elements in the natural world, such as water, plant life, or landscapes. The viewer’s eye is drawn around the piece to discover both the individual elements and how they coalesce to form the whole.”

 

 

 

“Chasms” by Susan Oakes

 

 

“I am a freelance digital artist/instructor with a diverse background in psychology, business, art and technology.  Having never been a person with merely one goal, one purpose, I’ve traveled a multi-faceted personal and vocational road of discovery. Through my work and teaching, I demonstrate that art and technology are not antagonistic, but can coexist and should be used to enhance each other in new and exciting ways. In my digital work I blur the borders between photography, painting, and digital illustrate on to achieve my artistic vision”.

 

“Rapture” by Susan Oakes

 

 

Susan explains, “What I do is not really traditional photography, but “Photo Imaging” in which I use enhanced techniques such as layering, masking, and digital “hand painting”.  Although it originates with computer hardware and software, my work is not the result of anything “automatic”, and is developed from my original photography. There is no “formula” or automatic process; no two pieces are done in exactly the same way”.

 

“Duplicity” by Susan Oakes

 

 

Susan’s artwork has been seen in juried art exhibits throughout the State of Florida as well as in New York and Maryland. She has been a Featured Artist at numerous galleries in Southeast Florida, along with other SOLO exhibitions. Susan has been recognized with multiple awards for her innovative artistry, in addition to exhibits on-line (Art Ascent Magazine, June, 2013 and Light Space and Time www.lightspacetime.com)

 

 
“Soma Stone” by Susan Oakes

Susan is an Adjunct Instructor, Palm Beach State College, Corporate and Continuing Ed, Learning Unlimited, Summer Youth College; teaching courses in Photoshop, Illustrator, Graphics and Art. She is also a Private Tutor for Photoshop and Graphics Applications, an Instructor for the School District of Palm Beach County, Adult Education.  Previously, Susan was an Adjunct Instructor, Briarcliffe College, Graphic Design, Bethpage and Patchogue, NY, Teaching courses in the Associate’s and Bachelor’s program in Graphic Design.  Susan is a member of the Broward Artists Guild, Lighthouse ArtCenter Museum & Gallery Artist’s Guild, Artists of Palm Beach County, Member Kelby One (Formerly known as National Association of Photoshop Professionals).  Her formal education includes: Briarcliffe College, A.A.S., Graphic Design, Suffolk Community College, Hofstra University, S.U.N.Y. at Stony Brook, B.A., Psychology.

 

 

 

 

Susan’s classes are starting in September at Palm Beach State College and at Park Vista High School in western Lake Worth. :

http://www.suoakesart.com/html/SouthFL_PhotoshopClasses.html

For more information about this exhibit, classes, workshops, graphic design or private lessons:

Susan Oakes
SuOakes Graphic Design 
www.suoakesphotoimaging.com
www.suoakesart.com
www.suoakesdesign.com
561-432-4633

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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17019 SW Sapri Way   Port St. Lucie, FL 34986

Center For Creative Education Presents Teaching Artistry Workshop By Susan Thomasson Of The Lincoln Center Education

The Center for Creative Education presents a “Teaching Artistry Workshop” by Susan Thomasson, of the Lincoln Center Education, NY on Monday, May 2nd in the evening. In keeping with the spirit of teaching artistry as experiential, the workshop will feature a hands-on exploration of teaching artist practice, providing a concrete example of how teaching artistry can be applied in a variety of settings: skills-based teaching, classroom curriculum integration, trans-disciplinary projects, community-based work, and therapeutic applications. Workshops participants will learn about the larger teaching artist community, opportunities for professional development, and new possibilities for connecting and deepening their work.  The Rickie Report shares the details and urges you to sign up – and share this with another teacher!

 

 

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425 24th St., West Palm Beach, FL 33407

 

 

“Teaching Artistry Workshop”

by Susan Thomasson,

Of the Lincoln Center Education, NY

 

Monday, May 2, 2016

5:30  to  8:00pm

 

 

 

 

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Workshop Fee: $10.00 (complimentary for CCE teaching artists).

Open to the Public.

Refreshments will be provided.
Registration Fee can be found and paid at: http://cceflorida.org/professional-development/

Contact: Olga M. Vazquez at olgav@cceflorida.org or 561-805-9927

About the Workshop:

What is a teaching artist? Where and with whom do they work? What are the skills, processes, and perspectives teaching artists bring from their art forms to a broader public? Since the term “teaching artist” was first used at Lincoln Center Institute in the 1970’s, teaching artists have been working in varied settings around the world, and teaching artistry has emerged as a profession with an international community of practitioners.

 

 

 

 

 

This workshop will illuminate the fundamental artistic and creative skills used by teaching artists and identify the various contexts in which they work. In keeping with the spirit of teaching artistry as experiential, the workshop will feature a hands-on exploration of teaching artist practice, providing a concrete example of how teaching artistry could be applied in a variety of settings: skills-based teaching, classroom curriculum integration, trans-disciplinary projects, community-based work, and therapeutic applications. Workshops participants will learn about the larger teaching artist community, opportunities for professional development, and new possibilities for connecting and deepening their work.

 

 

 

 

 

 

About the Workshop Leader:

 

 

Susan Thomasson, dancer/choreographer, holds a BFA degree from the University of Utah, where she served an apprenticeship with Repertory Dance Theatre. She has performed a wide variety of modern dance styles, dancing and touring with the companies of Kathryn Posin, Raymond Johnson, Bill T. Jones, Bill Evans, and Rosalind Newman. She was a soloist with Anna Sokolow’s Players’ Project, performing nationally and internationally with the company, and assisting in reconstruction of Ms. Sokolow’s repertory. Susan also tours a solo/duet concert of Pilobolus Dance Theatre’s work, originally created for Lincoln Center Institute. In addition to her own work, she performs with Claire Porter, Elissaveta Iordanova and Mark DeGarmo.

 

 

 

 

She was among a group of artists who pioneered aesthetic education at Lincoln Center Institute (now Lincoln Center Education), and has been involved in the development of many of the Institute’s national affiliates as a performer, teaching artist, and consultant. She has been a faculty member of Brooklyn College, the Rutgers University system, Hofstra University, Manhattanville College, Fairleigh Dickinson University, the University of Northern Iowa and Brooklyn’s Berkeley Carroll School. In addition to Lincoln Center and many independent teaching residencies, she is a teaching artist and master teacher for the 92nd St. Y, NY City Center, the Joyce Theater, the NY and NJ State Councils on the Arts and Theater Development Fund. Susan has served as a mentor for Arts Achieve, a Federal arts innovation research project for the NYC DOE, and mentors Lincoln Center Scholars at Hunter College. Currently, she is also education director for Mark DeGarmo Dance. Susan is a faculty member of the Dance Conservatory at Purchase College and the Hunter College graduate program in dance education (Arnhold Graduate Dance Education Program).

 

 

 

 

 

 

Susan’s choreography ranges from work incorporating live percussion to literature-based dance/theatre pieces, to work blending movement with poetry and text. She received a Choreography Fellowship from the New Jersey State Council on the Arts for 2011/12. Her work has been presented at DanceNow, NY’s 40Up Series, Dance Theater Workshop, the 92 Street Y’s Harkness Dance Series, the American Dance Guild, the Barishnikov Arts Center, NY International Fringe Festival, Flea Theater, New York’s Riverside Dance Festival, the Aspen Music Festival, Hopkins Theatre at Dartmouth College, and Iowa’s Cedar Arts Forum. Recent projects include a commission from the University of Nebraska’s Lied Center for an evening-length dance/theatre/music work, dances inspired by her grandmother’s baking, hand gestures, and comic work based in the struggles of modern life – traveling, getting lost, power, language.

 

 

 

 

 

She was a contributing writer to a biography of Ms. Sokolow, which won the 1992 Torre del Bueno literature prize. A frequent master teacher and panelist, she writes arts and arts education materials for Lincoln Center, New Jersey Performing Arts Center, and music publisher Silver Burdett. In 2006, Susan received the Lifetime Achievement Award from the Association of Teaching Artists and the New York State Council on the Arts and a Governor’s Award in the Arts from the state of New Jersey.

 

Workshop Fee: $10.00 (complimentary for CCE teaching artists).

Open to the Public.

Refreshments will be provided.
Registration Fee can be found and paid at: http://cceflorida.org/professional-development/

Contact: Olga M. Vazquez at olgav@cceflorida.org or 561-805-9927

 

 

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The Rickie Report

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Palm Beach Gardens, FL 33420

Rickie@therickiereport.com

561-537-0291

Cultural Council Of Palm Beach County Presents Bernice Harwood “Retrospective” Exhibition

Bernice Baumel Harwood, an artist since childhood, attended The McDowel School of Art in NYC and became a fashion illustrator. In 1944 Bernice entered the U.S. Navy as a WAVE, she served in the Hospital Corps and was trained as an Acrylic Eye Illustrator at Bethesda Naval Hospital MD, one of only eight in the country. Stationed at San Diego Naval Hospital, CA., she matched the existing eye for the men that lost their eyes in battle, by painting the iris in watercolor. Over the decades, Bernice has explored different art media and techniques, all with great success. Her award-winning artwork is part of numerous private and corporate collections. This Rickie Report article celebrates Bernice’s SOLO Retrospective Exhibit at the Cultural Council of Palm Beach County‘s gallery.  We urge you to stop in and see the breadth of Bernice’s artistic talent!

 

 

 

 

B e r n i c e      H a r w o o d

“R E T R O S P E C T I V E”

 December 19, 2015 -January 16, 2016

 

 

 

 

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“Elizabeth,NJ” by Bernice Harwood

 

 

 

Cultural Council of Palm Beach County

The Robert M. Montgomery, Jr. Building
601 Lake Avenue, Lake Worth, FL 33460
Phone: (561) 471-2901  Fax: (561) 687-9484
info@palmbeachculture.com

Public Hours:
Tuesday – Saturday | 10 a.m. – 5 p.m.
Closed Sunday and Monday

 

Parking:
There is free, 4-hour parking along Lake Worth’s Downtown streets. There is also a public parking lot on the east side of “L” Street, across from the Cultural Council’s building.

 

 

 

 

 

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Bernice Harwood

Bernice Baumel Harwood, an artist since childhood, studied art in high school, and then attended The McDowel School of Art in NYC and became a fashion illustrator. In 1944 Bernice entered the U.S. Navy as a WAVE, she was in the Hospital Corps and was trained as an Acrylic Eye Illustrator at Bethesda Naval Hospital MD. There were eight illustrators stationed around the country. She was stationed at San Diego Naval Hospital, CA., where she matched the existing eye for the men that lost their eyes in battle by painting the iris in watercolor. She worked with a dentist, a Commander who was involved in the total process. This allowed the men to have an eye that looked quite natural.

 

 

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“Lagoon” by Bernice Harwood, Etching

 

 

 

After marriage, with two daughters, Bernice went back to college, Hofstra University, L.I. N.Y. She graduated Cum Laude with High Honors in Fine Arts and a B.S. in Art Education. She then went on to study for her Master’s Degree in Special Ed. Bernice has studied with many well-known art teachers, Jacob Lawrence ,David Shapiro, Ruth Leaf, Moses Sawyer, Anthony Toney, Frank Varga and more.

 

 

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“Lily Pond” by Bernice Harwood

 

 

 

Bernice was a member of the Graphic Eye Gallery in Port Washington, NY, and President for two years. She has exhibited in museums, galleries and universities. Bernice is a member of The National Association of Women Artists since 1983 and a past president of the Florida Chapter, as well as a Signature Member of The Boca Raton Museum, Artists Guild in Delray Beach, FL. She is also listed in the 9/11 Memorial Artists Registry for a Sculpture, Ground Zero and Rebirth.

 

 

 

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“Les Femmes” by Bernice Harwood, Monoprint

 

 

 

 

Bernice tells The Rickie Report, ” As a painter, I turned to multiples within the graphic medium. I found the challenge of the surprise, working with the existing results exhilarating. It is exciting to work with various techniques in etching to achieve the impression and mood I wish to evoke. These works are primarily representational. Then I found the Monoprint, with its spontaneity, use of textures and vibrant color and more abstract forms. I have incorporated some of the feeling of my Monoprint in my etchings. I am now working with watercolors, and using some of the same feelings and techniques that I used in printmaking”.

 

 

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“Lady Of The Lake” by Bernice Harwood, Etching

 

 

 

Bernice Harwood’s artwork is in many private, corporate and permanent collections and has won many awards. Bernice is in Who’s Who in American Art, Who’s Who of American Women, Who’s Who in the East and Who’s Who in America.

 

 

 

 

For more information please contact Bernice:  harwood.bernice@yahoo.com

 

 

 

 

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The Rickie Report

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Palm Beach Gardens, FL 33420

Rickie@therickiereport.com

561-537-0291