Laurie Snow Hein’s Fine Art Is Featured At “Equine” Exhibit At Wellington Community Center

Florida artist, Laurie Snow Hein refers to her style as “Old-World Realism,” with a technique that often gives way to abstract or impressionistic. An award winning artist and illustrator, she is published and licensed worldwide. Laurie will be one of the Featured Artists at “Equine” Exhibit curated by the Wellington Art Society.  The public is invited to the Reception on Saturday, March 10th at the Wellington Community Center on Forest Hill Blvd.   Enjoy light refreshments and special door prizes.  The Rickie Report shares the details and some sneak peeks of Laurie’s equine artistry. This Exhibit features fifteen artists including a premier showing of Laurie Snow Hein’s painting “North Dakota Mustangs at Teddy Roosevelt Park”. She is offering art patrons a special opportunity to make a difference in preserving wild horse environments.

 

 

 

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WELLINGTON COMMUNITY CENTER RECEPTION

Saturday, March 10, 2018

10 am – Noon

“Equine” Exhibit

“North Dakota Mustangs at Teddy Roosevelt Park” by Laurie Snow Hein

 

 

Light refreshments will be served and there will be drawings for special door prizes. The public is invited for this unique exhibit.

Wellington Community Center on Forest Hill Boulevard just south of Wellington City Hall.

 

 

Artwork by Laurie Snow Hein

Laurie tells The Rickie Report, “Half of all proceeds of my horse paintings will go to a Wild Horse Preserve of mine or purchaser’s choice. Purchaser will write out the check themselves on the spot. The donation is tax deductible so I will send in the check and the buyer gets a receipt. A win for us and a win for the beautiful horses I love. This month I submitted three of my horse paintings to the Wellington Community Center gallery for the Winter Equestrian Art Show. From now until April they will be displayed.  My collection of wild horse paintings is my way of helping preserve these truly amazing animals in their natural, protected environments”.

 

 

 

Laurie shares, “Horses are very close to my heart and I wanted to take the time out to explain why.  Like many children, I loved horses as a young girl. Television shows like Roy Rogers, The Lone Ranger and Westerns were always my favorite…because of the horses, of course. From my first pony, a gift from my grandpa at age eight, to my beloved “Spice” (a haflinger who is still my companion on frequent rides), I have seldom been without a horse”.

Artwork by Laurie Snow Hein

 

 

In 2010, Laurie spent a week in North Dakota with her daughter to visit the state parks and to also visit a horse sanctuary. “I wanted to see these magnificent animals for myself; to observe their natural beauty and behavior, unspoiled by the intrusion and control of man. My lifelong love affair with horses grew to be a serious, focused interest in the preservation and protection of the remaining wild herds in our country. Fascinated by these wild horse herds, I began capturing their magnificent, unspoiled beauty and behavior in a series of paintings. My first oil, a group of horses in full gallop, sold quickly.  Pryor Mountain and other non-profit wild horse reservations keep complete records of the herds via annual roundups. The sanctuaries always need funds to provide health care and to assure genetic integrity, especially of the mustang herd at Pryor Mountain”. 

 

Artwork by Laurie Snow Hein

 

 

Laurie teaches art classes, conducts workshops and displays her art in top festivals throughout the country. She is listed in “Who’s Who in American Art”, “Who’s Who in America” and “Who’s Who Of American Women”. She has painted executive portraits for Furman College, Palm Beach Atlantic College and St. Vincent Hospital. Avon Company commissioned her to paint the Mothers Day plate in 2009 which sold out. Her newest collection “Freedom’s Spirit” was started to raise awareness of the plight of the wild mustangs of America.

 

 

 

Laurie is best know for her Florida Tropical Landscapes. In addition to teaching art classes and conducting workshops, she is in demand at the top art festivals in the nation. Her art, highlighting the Southern Landscape, Everglades and Tropical Paintings, includes oceans, beaches, water birds, palm trees and tropical plants.  Her paintings are alive with sparkling light and vibrant color. She is also well known for creative Oil Portraits of pets, children and adults that capture personality and special moments, Laurie’s portraiture is detailed and traditional, yet alive with a contemporary blend of color and style.

 

 

 

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LICENSING And ILLUSTRATIONS:

Laurie’s art work appears in open and limited edition prints with a large following. Her designs have been licensed for home decor and gift products for such companies as Current Inc., Home Interiors, Mohawk Home, Leanin’ Tree, Conimar, Weavetec, and Home Interiors Inc. You can find her licensed products in WalMart, Target, Cracker Barrel, and specialty shops of all kinds. She is a successful oil painter, illustrator, art instructor, portrait artist and a member of the Atlanta Portrait Society and the Portrait Society of America. Laurie is also listed in Who’s Who in American Art, Who’s Who in America, and Who’s Who of American Women. She has painted executive portraits for institutions such as Furman College, Palm Beach Atlantic College and St Vincent Hospital. Avon Company commissioned her to paint the Mothers Day 2009 Plate which completely sold out. Her newest collection, “Freedom’s Spirit”, was started to raise awareness of the plight of an American heritage…the wild mustangs of America. When this collection has 30 completed images, there will be public shows held, with the sale of the images being donated to various Wild Horse Funds.  Laurie has illustrated numerous books.  Please visit her website for more details:  www.lauriesnowhein.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

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For more information about Laurie Snow Hein’s artwork: 

artistlsh@gmail.com

lauriesnowhein.com

https://www.facebook.com/CollectFineArt/

561.324.0100 

 

To sign up for Laurie’s blog:

https://goo.gl/uu898Q

 

 

 

 

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17019 SW Sapri Way   Port St. Lucie, FL 34986

WAS And Whole Foods Wellington Feature International Fine Artist Laurie Snow Hein

The Wellington Art Society in conjunction with Whole Foods Market Wellington features internationally licensed fine artist, Laurie Snow Hein. The public is invited to attend a Meet The Artist Reception on Friday, August 25th. Whole Foods Market Wellington will provide delicious appetizers, wine and live music. In addition, there will be special door prizes. The Wellington Art Society requests a $5 per person donation to go toward their Scholarship Fund. Her paintings are on exhibition now through September. Combining art food, wine and music is a wonderful way to begin your weekend! The Rickie Report shares the details and some sneak peeks.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

WELLINGTON ART SOCIETY

Presents

A SOLO EXHIBITION

by

LAURIE  SNOW  HEIN

PUBLIC RECEPTION:

Friday, August 25th

6:30 – 8:00 pm

$5. Covers Music, Wine, Food and Donation to WAS Scholarship Fund

Exhibit Is Available Now through September

Whole Foods Market Cafe

2635 SR7 Wellington, FL

561.904.4000

 

Laurie Snow Hein “Blue Cypress Lake Osprey”

 

 

Laurie Snow Hein is published and licensed worldwide as an award winning artist and illustrator.  She has been painting all her life. Both her parents, her grandmother and her brother were also artists. When she was 12, Laurie started studying with Graham Ingels, a retired illustrator and portrait painter in Lantana. After high school she won a full scholarship to Columbus College. Laurie married and enjoyed painting part time but at age 40 after her husband lost his job, she began teaching and accepting portrait commissions in order to support her family.

 

Laurie Snow Hein, “Beauty Parlor”

 

 

Laurie’s paintings were noticed by a national publisher and her successful career in art publishing and licensing was launched. You can find her licensed products in Walmart, Target, Cracker Barrel and specialty shops. She is proud she was able to support her six children with her art. Her painting style is “Old World Realism”, which is highlighted in her Southern landscapes, Everglades imagery, tropical plants and seascapes. Her paintings are alive with vibrant color and light. She is also known for her creative portraits of children, adults and animals. Laurie is a successful oil painter, illustrator of several books, art instructor and portrait artist.

 

 

 

Laurie Snow Hein “Golden Morning St. Augustine”

 

 

Laurie teaches art classes, conducts workshops and displays her art in top festivals throughout the country. She is listed in “Who’s Who in American Art”, “Who’s Who in America” and “Who’s Who Of American Women”. She has painted executive portraits for Furman College, Palm Beach Atlantic College and St. Vincent Hospital. Avon Company commissioned her to paint the Mothers Day plate in 2009 which sold out. Her newest collection “Freedom’s Spirit” was started to raise awareness of the plight of the wild mustangs of America.

 

 

For more information about Laurie Snow Hein’s artwork: 

artistlsh@gmail.com

lauriesnowhein.com

https://www.facebook.com/CollectFineArt/

561.324.0100 

 

To sign up for Laurie’s blog:

https://goo.gl/uu898Q

 

 

 

 

Laurie Snow Hein “Wood storks Breakfast club”

WAS:

The Wellington Art Society is a non-profit charitable organization In its 36th 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

Purchase Original Artwork At Whole Foods In Wellington, Featuring Tropical Realism By Andrew Hollimon

The Wellington Art Society in conjunction with Whole Foods Market Wellington will hold a reception in their Café Gallery for Featured Artist, Andrew Hollimon (Ana’alu) on February 17, 2017.  Whole Foods Market Wellington will provide delicious appetizers, wine and live music. In addition, there will be special door prizes. The Wellington Art Society requests a $5 per person donation to go toward their Scholarship Fund. His paintings will be on exhibit through March. Combining art food, wine and music is a wonderful way to begin your weekend!  The Rickie Report shares the details and some sneak peeks.

 

 

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WELLINGTON ART SOCIETY

Presents

A SOLO EXHIBITION

by

Andy Hollimon, “Ana’alu”

 

PUBLIC RECEPTION:

Friday, February 17th

6:30 – 8:00 pm

 

 

Whole Foods Market Cafe

2635 SR7 Wellington, FL

561.904.4000

WASAndyHollimonThe Breeze“The Breeze” by Ana’alu

$5. Covers Music, Wine, Food and Donation to WAS Scholarship Fund

Exhibit Is Available At This Time

Andy Hollimon, hereafter Ana’alu, is a self taught artist who grew up in the Mid-West and refers to himself as a painter who develops pieces of art rather than an artist. Following high school he served in the military then graduated with an MBA and worked 38 years in Human Resources Management for Fortune 250 Corporations. He also taught college level Business Administration at Stevens – The Institute of Business and Arts for seven years, serving as Business Administration Chair for two years.

 

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“Orchid” by Ana’alu

Ana’alu is a recent transplant to Florida and his daily goal is to spend a few hours sketching and painting. He is a Realist and his paintings are uniquely original. He uses oil, acrylic gesso, and modeling paste on canvas. The brilliance of oil paint applied on heavy gesso(ed) canvas facilitates quick drying and ease in blending colors.

 

 

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“Moonrise” by Ana’alu

 

 

He creates with a methodology that embodies detail and unfiltered use of color with a mission to capture the audience and offer a visual reward to any viewer who looks closely at the painting and observes details they did not notice before.

 

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“Piano and The Stairway” by Ana’alu

 

He is enjoying exploring tropical and wildlife themes, especially the butterfly and the beauty of horses.  Ana’alu considers his talent a gift and says, “My ultimate desire is for my work to make viewers smile”.

 

 

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“Symbiosis” by Ana’alu

 

 

The Wellington Art Society is a non-profit charitable organization In its 36th 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

 

GG Gonzalez Is Featured Wellington Art Society Artist At Whole Foods

The Wellington Art Society will hold a reception for the newest Whole Food artist, GG Gonzalez on Friday, April 29th, 2016 at the Whole Foods Gallery in Wellington. Whole Foods will host the evening with delicious canapés, wine and live music. The Art Society asks for a donation of $5 which will go to the Scholarship Fund. It will be a lovely reception for the artist and friends and a great way to start the weekend! The Rickie Report shares the details and some sneak peeks.  The exhibit is available now!

 

 

 

 

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WELLINGTON ART SOCIETY

Presents

A SOLO EXHIBITION

by

GG Gonzalez

PUBLIC RECEPTION:

Friday, April 29th

6:30 – 8:00 pm

 

 

 

 

Whole Foods Market Cafe

2635 SR7 Wellington, FL

561.904.4000

 

 

$5. Covers Music, Wine, Food and Donation to WAS Scholarship Fund

Exhibit Is Available At This Time

 

 

 

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GG Gonzalez is an accomplished local photographer who has been interested in photography since she was seven years old and received her first camera from her mother, a five dollar 110 film one bought at a yard sale. For years she photographed all of her family and friends’ activities, creating a cherished window to the past.

 

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“Canopy Way” by GG Gonzalez

 

 

 

 

As an adult she was able to take advantage of the advances in digital technology and was finally able to leave the corporate world and devote all her time to her passion, photography. She is largely self taught except for a few classes at Palm Beach Photography Center and keeps up with technology by reading everything she can about photography.

 

 

 

 

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“Phantom” by GG Gonzalez

 

 

 

GG loves to travel and has taken working vacations in Africa, Asia and India, collecting a treasure trove of images. Many of these focus on wildlife and the natural world. She is able to share her experiences and emotional connection with nature through her “Travel Gallery”, compiled while visiting some of the world’s most picturesque locations. For viewers it is like taking a personal journey to faraway places.

 

 

 

 

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“La Playa” by GG Gonzalez

 

 

GG has donated her photography to several non-profit organizations such as ADVA and Cancer Awareness, Leukemia and Lymphoma Society, Peggy Adams, Woman of the Year and many others. Photography is both a passion and an art. GG states, “I hope my diverse collection both inspires and further develops everyone’s love for life and the arts”.

 

 

 

 

The Wellington Art Society is a non-profit charitable organization in its 34th 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 more information 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

The Rickie Report

P.O.Box 33423

Palm Beach Gardens, FL 33420

Rickie@therickiereport.com

561-537-0291

Artisans On The Ave Presents “The Vanishing Series” Art Exhibit Featuring Toni G. Willey

Toni G. Willey considers herself an artist/activist and her paintings reflect her thoughts and world issues. She admires many of the “Street Artists” who express themselves as she does. She shares  feelings and passion in her art, revealing an everyday truth that is before everybody’s eyes… but how many keep walking by, missing the point?  Artisans On The Ave features Toni’s artwork through her “Vanishing Series”.  The Rickie Report shares details and some sneak peeks.  The Exhibit opens on Saturday, February 13th with a Free Public Reception.

 

 

 

 

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Artisans On The Ave
630 Lake Avenue    Lake Worth, FL 33460
561-762-8162  or  561-582-3300

 

 

 

 

 

“The Vanishing Series” Art Exhibit

by

Toni G. Willey

Opening Reception:

Saturday, February 13, 2016

 

 

6:00 – 9:00 PM

Gallery Hours:  Open 7 days a week
Monday thru Saturday 11am – 9pm
Sunday 11am – 6pm

 

 

 

 

This is a free event, refreshments will be served

 

 

 

 

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“Elephant” by Tony G. Willey

 

 

 

Toni G. Willey found that colored pencils and a tablet had been appendages as far back as she can remember, then one day, fate intervened and drawing turned to painting at the age of seven. Teachers said she painted the way Mozart played music; it just rolled off her fingers and made her compelled to paint.

 

 

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“Monarch” by Toni G. Willey

 

 

She considers herself an artist/activist and her paintings reflect her thoughts and world issues. She admires many of the “Street Artists” who express themselves, as she does… with feeling and passion that shows their art revealing an everyday truth that is before everybody’s eyes, but people just keep walking by everyday… missing the point….

 

 

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“Green Turtle” by Toni G. Willey

 

 

Her latest form of artistic activism happens on the canvas with “The Vanishing Series”, which uses those inhabitants of earth who are facing extinction. Toni paints with a style that brings her images to life with her choice of realistic colors and techniques. Her own rendition of the animals she paints remind us of the images that early man etched on the walls of a cave in past prehistoric times. When looking at her “African Animal Series”, it is as if you are actually walking through the depths of the jungle and seeing the massive strength and beauty of its inhabitants.

 

 

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“See Horses” by Toni G. Willey

 

 

 

You get a true sense of being one with these wonderfully marvelous animals she portrays and paints on her canvas. Her paintings reveal the likeness of each of the animals she paints and when looking at and admiring her “Vanishing Series” you become aware of the tragedy of the loss and extinction of each one of these beautiful animals that are so important to us.

 

 

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“Lion” by Toni G. Willey

 

 

 

 

Toni a vegan, states “I am an avid animal lover and rescuer and have two rescue dogs of my own”. With the knowledge and vision that Toni exposes to us in her art she hopes that each one of us can become aware of how important it is to try and save what is left of these beautiful creatures that we might not see on the earth one day. We are sure after seeing Toni G Willey’s meaningful art exhibit “Vanishing Series” you will hold a place in your heart for these rare and special creatures.

 

For more information please contact:

Artisans On The Ave
Owners
Betty Wilson 561-762-8162
Linda Manganaro 561-308-7263
www.ArtisansOnTheave.com

 

 

 

 

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

Rickie Leiter, Publisher

The Rickie Report

P.O.Box 33423

Palm Beach Gardens, FL 33420

Rickie@therickiereport.com

561-537-0291

Bea Doone-Merena Is Featured Artist At SOLO Exhibit, Cultural Council Of Palm Beach County

When you meet Bea Doone-Merena, she is soft-spoken, immaculately dressed and certainly not one to boast of her own accomplishments.  Bea is a masterful artist whose knowledge of oil painting techniques shows in her museum quality creations. Her Renaissance Grand Masters, Figurative, Avant-Garde, Animals, Still Life and Portraits bring awe not only due to her precision but also to size.  The Rickie Report shares details and some images, as Bea prepares for her SOLO Exhibit at the Cultural Council of Palm Beach County.  The public is invited to the Reception on Saturday, Oct. 10th.   The exhibit runs through November 7th.  DO NOT MISS THIS!

 

 

B E A   D O O N E – M E R E N A

 

SOLO  EXHIBIT

 

 

 

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“Lady with Bowl of Violets”  by Bea Doone-Merena

 

 

Free Public Opening Reception:

Saturday, October 10th

3 – 5  pm

Exhibit Runs Through November 7th

Cultural Council of Palm Beach County 

601 Lake Avenue       Lake Worth, FL 33460

 (561) 471-2901

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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“Self Portrait at 17” by Bea Doone-Merena

 

 

Bea Doone-Merena tells The Rickie Report, “My greatest pleasure in life is creating art! From that time in grade school painting murals and attending art classes, I knew my greatest pleasure in life would be art. Other loves presented themselves; marriage, children, grandchildren and friends. Surrounded by their support I finally got the time to return to my first love of art”. 

 

 

 

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“Chloe and Daphne” by Bea Doone-Merena

 

 

 

She goes on to say, “The years had passed so I wondered how I could ever catch up. I found a way. I let the Great Masters of art’s history teach me their craft. In reproducing the finest art of the Masters, I’ve found the best teachers who ever lived!”

 

 

 

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“Vanity” by Bea Doone-Merena

 

 

Bea tells us, “Now, I feel I have materialized the creation of the Renaissance Era in my artwork. The techniques and canvas preparations, the under paintings, rich colorful palettes, and glazes, everything needed to master a Renaissance painting. I delight the most in flesh tones for it is in these tones that the whole paint palette is used”.

 

 

 

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“Selfie” by Bea Doone-Merena

 

Oil is her favorite medium, which “flows over the canvas with a richness not found in other mediums. I apply all these wonderful lessons to bring to life the human body, nature and commissioned portraits”.

 

 

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Portrait by Bea Doone-Merena

 

“She Paints With Unwavering Passion and Boldness”

By Renée Phillips, of Manhattan Arts International

“Bea Doone-Merena is an outstanding artist who has received many accolades as a realistic painter of portraits and figures. She has been creating art all her life, from the time she was selected to paint murals in grade school”.

 

 

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“Odalisque” by Bea Doone-Merena

 

 

“Bea has mastered the laborious and challenging Renaissance oil painting techniques. She enjoys all steps of the process — from preparing the canvas and the systematic underpainting, to sing chiaroscuro modeling effects to give the illusion of depth, and the rich color palette and glazes  — that are required to produce her museum quality paintings”.

 

 

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“Mystic White” by Bea Doone-Merena

 

 

After accomplishing the Renaissance techniques as a foundation, Bea has expanded into numerous art forms. New works seem to emerge monthly. This summer her art was an explosion of accents of single color applied strategically to human body parts. They rivet the viewer to experience color shock like a contemporary painting might do. All original creations and unique framing make these one-of-a-kind pieces an investment for your growing art collection.

 

 

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“Jon” by Bea Doone-Merena

 

 

Bea has been honored to receive many awards that include First Place, Best in Show, and People’s Choice Awards from professional organizations to include Florida State Association National League of American Pen Women (NLAPW). Her art work is in many private collections. Most recently she has received numerous commissioned portraits.  She has taken part in many SOLO and group exhibitions at museums, college, universities, galleries and retail establishments. Her artwork has been featured in numerous publications including Sun Sentinel Newspaper and Palm Beach Post, both in the state of Florida.

 

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“Youngest Granddaughter” by Bea Doone-Merena

 

 

Over the years, Bea has held memberships and served in various Board positions within such prestigious art organizations as the: Manhattan Arts International, New York, National League of American Pen Women (NLAPW), Cultural Council of Palm Beach County, Boca Raton Museum Guild, Women in Visual Arts, Professional Artists Guild and Women in Art-Yesterday, Today, and Tomorrow.

 

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 “Understanding Austin” by Bea Doone-Merena

 

While developing her artistic talents from daily practice of oil painting Bea has furthered her art education by attending: Burlini Studio of the Arts, Boca Raton Museum of Art, Oakland Community College (Auburn Hills, MI), Cranbrook Institute (Birmingham, MI), Birmingham Bloomfield Art Association, Museum Young Artist & Company of Ferndale.

 

 

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“Khalan” by Bea Doone-Merena

 

 

For more information about Bea’s artwork, please visit:

www.facebook.com/bea.doonemerena?fref=ts

www.artwanted.com

www.beadoone-merena.com

or Call  561-477-4820

 

 

 

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

Rickie Leiter, Publisher

The Rickie Report

P.O.Box 33423

Palm Beach Gardens, FL 33420

Rickie@therickiereport.com

561-537-0291

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.  

 

 

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“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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Public Is Welcome To Oscar Rojas’ SOLO Exhibit At Wellington Whole Foods Market On Behalf Of Wellington Art Society

Wellington Art Society invites you to a Public Reception for artist, Oscar Rojas.  It will be held on Friday, August 28, 2015 in the Cafe Gallery of the Whole Foods Market in Wellington. This SOLO Exhibition will feature Oscar’s lush Florida landscapes, equines and his well-known tennis players.  The Rickie Report shares the details with some sneak peeks and urges you to stop by.  All of Oscar’s paintings are for sale and the Reception benefits the WAS Scholarship Fund.  Stop by any time before and see Oscar’s color-filled artistry!

 

 

 

 

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WELLINGTON ART SOCIETY

Presents

A SOLO EXHIBITION

by

O S C A R   R O J A S

PUBLIC RECEPTION:

Friday, August 28, 2015

6:30 – 8:00 pm

Whole Foods Market Cafe

2635 SR7 Wellington, FL

561.904.4000

$5. Covers Music, Wine, Food and Donation to WAS Scholarship Fund

Exhibit Is Available At This Time

 

 

"Okaheelee Cypress" by Oscar Rojas

“Okaheelee Cypress” by Oscar Rojas

Oscar Rojas is the current Wellington Art Society SOLO artist at Wellington Whole Foods Market. A reception in his honor will be hosted by Whole Foods on Friday, August 28, 2015 from 6:30-8 PM. There will be live music, delicious and creative snacks, special vintage wines and door prizes. There is a $5 charge at the door goes to help fund the Wellington Art Society Scholarship Fund.

 

 

"Jupiter Lighthouse" by Oscar Rojas

“Jupiter Lighthouse” by Oscar Rojas

Oscar Rojas has been painting for as long as he can remember. His paintings are classical and dynamic. He loves depicting the beautiful and lush Florida landscape and plants on large spectacular canvases. He has a portrait series of well know tennis players and a number of large horse paintings which he likes to paint without a model. Each work of art flows and there are differences between his paintings because he does not seek a style.

 

"Bamboo" by Oscar Rojas

“Bamboo” by Oscar Rojas

For Oscar, painting is not an objective, it is to give life. He says, “ the day you are satisfied means that you have successfully dominated the art and have taken a path that was to your liking and comfort. There is an endless search in the domain of colors and each work of art is different from the previous one. They are like people each totally different and they speak for themselves”. Oscar has no set goals…it is an endless story.

 

 

"Banana Plant" by Oscar Rojas

“Banana Plant” by Oscar Rojas

Wellington Art Society:

 

The Wellington Art Society is a non-profit charitable organization In its 35th 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 visit wellingtonartsociety.org

 

 

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ARTNADO Announces First “Director’s Discretion” Exhibitor, Laurietta Oakleaf Of Wellington, FL And Reminds Artists There Is Still Time To Apply

The ARTNADO Art Fair was conceived with the ultimate goal of helping artists showcase their work and themselves. This indoor event will take place at the South Florida Fairgrounds Expo Center on November 14th and 15th, 2015.  With double the normal exhibition space and the lowest price per square foot, Director, Jack Busa, has furthered the attempt to include artists who have financial and physical limitations through “The Director’s Discretion” category.    Please note that Artnado is sponsored by Artistic Synergy, not to be confused with Art Synergy. The Rickie Report is humbled to share the artwork of Laurietta Oakleaf, the first to achieve this honor.  We know you will be inspired by her artistry and story.

 

 

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Jack Busa tells The Rickie Report, ” The first “Director’s Discretion” space has been awarded to Laurietta Oakleaf of Wellington, FL.  We are honored to help Laurietta exhibit her artwork, not only for her artistry itself, but for how she exemplifies hope and courage.  We met her at ArtiGras, 2015, at the “Emerging Artists” area.”

 

 

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“….Learn to live life minute by minute, to take every
opportunity that you are given as a blessing, and reach
for your dreams…” Laurietta Oakleaf

 

 

 

"Crazy Friesian" Charcoal by Laurietta Oakleaf

“Crazy Friesian” Charcoal by Laurietta Oakleaf

 

Laurietta Oakleaf started riding horses when she was 13 years old.   She tells us, ” I have been drawing for over 25 years with no professional training. I have recently decided to start trying to promote and sell my drawings in hopes of getting a gallery to show my artwork.”

 

 

"Working Service Dog" by Laurietta Oakleaf (Photo Courtesy Fine Art America)

“Working Service Dog” by Laurietta Oakleaf (Photo Courtesy Fine Art America)

 

 

She explains, ” I’ve suffered from epilepsy since I was 16 and developed Chronic Inflammatory Demylenating Polyneuropathy (AKA “CIDP”) in 2001. This disease started out as Guillian-Barre syndrome, knocking me down flat and giving me a wake-up call to slow down and enjoy life and my family/friends. I was completely paralyzed from the neck down for about a month and eventually got feeling back into my upper body, but was paralyzed from the hips down for 18 months. I eventually have been able to walk in leg braces, but I still have constant episodes and any one episode could put me back forever… but so far, I am walking and this is due to my riding and my horses! Most doctors have told me that I should not be walking or I would never walk again. I did surprise them because I believed that I would and never gave up!

 

Laurietta Oakleaf

Laurietta Oakleaf (Photo Courtey of Laurettia’s Website)

 

 

 

“Years later, I was diagnosed with Mantle Cell Lymphoma stage IV on the day that my grandfather died of Pancreatic Cancer. That was hard but I remembered how HARD my grandfather fought and he was someone that I looked up to. I now see that he is my angel and has been helping me fight and giving me strength on a daily basis. The lymphoma was a shock and led me to realize that life is good and to treasure everyone that has ever touched your life or been in it. When people hear the word, CANCER, they immediately think death. I came to realize that my two horses gave me a strength and helped to keep me here. Today, I am still fighting the pain from the cancer. I guess the fight will never go away, but I have found a strength within myself that I never knew I had.”

 

 

Drawing by Laurietta Oakleaf

Drawing by Laurietta Oakleaf

 

Laurietta has been training in Florida since 2011, when she moved here, so she could take her training seriously. Unfortunately, in October this year she had another GBS/CIDP Attack and was hospitalized for months. “I had to start rehab because of how hard it hit me this time and how hard it hit my legs. I finally was just about ready to come home when in January, I ended back in the hospital for surgery and was there for another month. Currently I am trying to get back to riding Nikki and working on my tests for this year’s events.  Since 2008, I have shown in many international competitions around the world for disabled equestrian dressage riders.”

 

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Quimerico (Photo Courtesy of Mary White)

 

Laurietta explains, ” I hope you realize after reading this, that I want to touch ONE person and inspire MANY people to get out and live their dreams!  Dreams are hard to come by and so many people give up on them… my goal is to qualify for the 2016 Paralympics. Through hard work and determination, I made the selection trials for 2014 WEG last year. Unfortunately, due to complications, financial problems, and my illnesses last year, we just could not make the selection trials to try for the World Equestrian Games, so I decided to hold off and keep training and work for this year.”

 

 

"Fairy With Flute" by Laurietta Oakleaf

“Fairy With Flute” by Laurietta Oakleaf

 

“Paraequestrian dressage is dressage for the disabled, but we ride and train the same as any athlete, except we get to carry a card for dispensations to help us ride. For example, I carry 2 whips in place of my legs because of the weakness here.” Selling her artwork will help Laurietta continue to support her riding and working toward the Olympics in 2016.

 

 

"I See You" by Laurietta Oakleaf

“I See You” by Laurietta Oakleaf

 

Laurietta looks forward to participating in several CPEDI competitions this year, including:  California in June 2015; Texas in October 2015; The Paraequestrian Nationals; Local Clinics; Winter Dressage Circuit USDF level in Wellington, FL; USDF Regionals for Level 1; Try out for the Friesian Breed Award; Attend IFSHA World Champions in Las Vegas.  She is looking for hotel sponsors or people who will give their hotel points for her to use.  She also looks forward to a European Tour next spring. All monetary donations go into the USPEA account in my name which is 501c(3). “This way whether I use this money for the CPEDI shows or for Europe, it is all monitored by the USPEA and donors know exactly where the money goes. Plus I keep yearly accounting of exactly where all my money goes so please do not ever hesitate to call and ask.”

 

Why should you help Laurettia?

 

“This is a hard question for me to answer. I believe that I would be a good representative for the USA Paralympic Team. By helping me you are also helping people around me, the people that believe in me, and the people that still need to find their strength. And I will be able to pass on your kindness to someone else. These goals that I have set are very expensive for my family and friends to keep supporting and I need your help.”

 

 

"Let Sleeping Dogs Lie" by Laurettia Oakleaf

“Let Sleeping Dogs Lie” by Laurettia Oakleaf

 

 

 

 

“My personal motto is “Live life to the fullest and live to every second that you are given. A disability is only a disability if you let it be, so if you take the “dis” out of disability, you have “ability” and this is what everyone needs to remember. That any dream is capable of achieving but you have to work and believe in it.”  Please consider joining me in my journey to these international shows and joining in my Parajourney with me.”

 

Please visit Laurettia’s website which will help you understand more about her at www.loakleaf.org .  See the show pictures, results, and videos of her stallion, Nikki  and her first para horse, a PRE Andalusian Stallion.  Laurietta is available to speak to individuals and organizations.  See her  artwork on her website or http://fineartamerica.com  AND Meet her in person at ARTNADO on November 14th and 15th at the South Florida Fairgrounds and Expo Center.

 

For more information about ARTNADO, please visit :    artisticsynergy.org

or apply at:
https://www.zapplication.org/event-info.php?ID=3937

Or Call  561-557-8741

 

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Griffin Gallery Features Polo Player from Tang Dynasty (618-907 CE) and The Year of The Horse

Polo players have been popular sports heroes for a long time and this being “The Year of The Horse” in the Chinese zodiac, it makes sense to celebrate both.  The Griffin Gallery of Ancient Art will feature a pottery sculpture of a polo player in mid stride which dates to the Tang Dynasty plus other horse related art and artifacts. Don’t miss the Opening Reception on February 13th! The Rickie Report is pleased to share the details in this article.

 

 

 

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The Griffin Gallery 

Invites You 

Opening Reception

Thursday, February 13, 2014

6:00 P.M. until 8:00 P.M.

Featuring a Tang Dynasty Pottery Polo Player

China, (618 – 907 CE)

 

 Gallery Center608 Banyan Trail   Boca Raton, FL
 
The exhibition continues through March 12, 2014. Gallery hours are Tuesday through Saturday 10:30 A.M. until 5 P.M., Monday by appointment only and closed Sunday.
Tang Polo Horse

Tang Polo Horse and Rider

THE YEAR OF THE HORSE
2014 is the Year of the Horse according to the Chinese Zodiac. The Year of the Horse begins January 31, 2014 and lasts until February 18, 2015.  The Chinese zodiac is represented by 12 animals, whereas some of the signs in the Western zodiac are not animals, despite the implication of the Greek etymology of “zodiac”. The animals of the Chinese zodiac are not associated with constellations, let alone those spanned by the ecliptic plane.
Tang Dynasty Polo Player on Horse

Tang Dynasty Polo Player on Horse

The spirit of the horse is recognized to be the Chinese people’s ethos – making unremitting efforts to improve themselves. It is energetic, bright, warm-hearted, intelligent and able. Ancient people liked to designate an able person as ‘Qianli Ma’, a horse that covers a thousand li a day (one li equals 500 meters).
Cambodian Bronze Bells (Used around horses' necks)

Cambodian Bronze Bells (Used around horses’ necks)

Occupying the 7th position on the Chinese Zodiac, the Horse symbolizes such character traits as strength, energy, and an outgoing nature. Extremely animated, Horses thrive when they’re the center of attention. Always in search of a good time, Horses keep the crowds happy with their humor and their wit.
Tang Dynasty Pottery Horse

Tang Dynasty Pottery Horse

PERSONALITY: Horses are extremely intelligent so they’re able to grasp new subjects with ease. They’re also capable of multi-tasking however they don’t always finish what they start because they’re forever chasing the next opportunity. Horses are honest, friendly and open-minded. They’re perhaps a bit too centered on themselves and have been known to throw tantrums when situations don’t go their way.
HEALTH: Horses are very healthy, most likely because they maintain a positive outlook on life and because they’re athletic. Lead Horses to wide, open spaces and watch them run free! Horses will usually only feel ill when they’re trapped inside.
South Arabian Bronze Horse Head

South Arabian Bronze Horse Head

CAREER: Horses enjoy positions in which they can interact with others. They aren’t fond of taking orders and they’ll run from jobs they consider routine. They’re able to grasp new subjects with ease making them capable of handling most any job. They’re effective communicators and they enjoy power. Good career choices for Horses include: publicist, sales representative, journalist, language instructor, translator, bartender, performer, tour operator, librarian or pilot.
RELATIONSHIPS: Horses, being spontaneous, have a tendency to fall fast and hard for others. They tend to give themselves fully in each new relationship a quality that ends up chipping away at their inner being. Fortunately, this exhausting trait mellows with age and relationships are stronger and more stable later in life.
Early Ming Dynasty Pottery Horses

Early Ming Dynasty Pottery Horses

Horses and the 5 elements
Metal Horse – Years 1930 and 1990
Free-spirited in every sense of the word, commitment is the easiest way to scare Metal Horses away. They prefer jumping from one relationship or job to the next. Because of this, Metal Horses make better friends than partners.
Water Horses – Years 1942 and 2002
Adaptable yet indecisive, Water Horses have a tendency to flow like the current. They have trouble making up their minds and as a result, they always seem to be confusing others. And although this behavior can be frustrating, Water Horses are fun to be around so most people just get used to it.
Amlash Bronze Couple on Horse

Amlash Bronze Couple on Horse

Wood Horses – Years 1954 and 2014
Stable and strong, Wood Horses are better able to make decisions. They interact well with others; a trait that enables them to have more successful personal and professional relationships.
Fire Horses – Years 1906 and 1966
The fire is always burning inside Fire Horses. They love living on the edge and are always ready for change as change always is more interesting. They are incredibly opinionated and one place you’ll never find Fire Horses is standing on the fence.
Luristan Miniature Horse

Luristan Miniature Horse

Earth Horses – Years 1918 and 1978
Earth Horses will work to meet their goals, no matter how long it takes. They’ve got the ability to view situations from all perspectives and this ability is especially useful when it comes to making decisions. They’re very adaptable and they’re funny too.
Compatibility
Horses are compatible with a Dog or Tiger and incompatible with a Rat or Monkey.
Roman Bronze Horse and Rider Oil Lamp

Roman Bronze Horse and Rider Oil Lamp

Griffin Gallery specializes in museum quality Ancient Art. Our holdings include over five hundred authentic artifacts that reflect a spectrum of the cultures of Antiquity in addition to Contemporary Fine Works of Art. Among our treasures are pieces from Greece, Rome, Egypt, the Far East, the Near East, the Holy Land, Pre-Columbian cultures, and pre historic Native America.
SAVE THE DATE
The Original Miami Beach Antique Show
Miami Beach Convention Center
January 30, 2014 – February 03, 2014
Booth 3008
 
Griffin Gallery Ancient Art  Gallery Center608 Banyan Trail   Boca Raton, FL 33431
561.994.0811, fax: 561.994.1855   www.griffingallery.net   griffingallery18@yahoo.com
Sponsored by: Beiner,Inkeles & Horvitz, P.A. 2000 Glades Road, Ste. 110, Boca Raton, FL, 33431, (561) 750-1800

 

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