Boca Raton Fine Art Shows™ Shares their Passion For Fine Art And Fine Craft At Mizner Amphitheater November 3 & 4

Renowned organizer Hot Works, LLC is bringing two Fine Art and Fine Craft shows to Boca Raton this season, November 3 & 4 at Mizner Park Amphitheater and January 26 & 27, 2019 in Sanborn Square Park, N.E. 1st Avenue and E. Boca Raton Road in downtown Boca. One of the artists whose work will be prominently featured is Marvin ‘Murf’ Murphy of Weston. The Rickie Report shares the details and some sneak peeks!

 

 

 

 

Hot Works

Boca Raton Fine Art Shows

Your Art. Our Passion.

 

 New Fall Show!

 

 

November 3 & 4, 2018 

 

10 am – 5 pm Each day

 

 

 

Outdoors at Mizner Park Amphitheater

590 Plaza Real         Boca Raton, FL 33432 

 

 

 

 

 

 

For more than three decades, Murphy has been employing a keen sense of color and unique feel for design and form to create dynamic, multi-dimensional geometric abstract paintings that have earned him recognition on an international scale. Murf equates his compositions with cartography. But he’s not interested in mapping out shorelines, islands, continents or seas. He is busy charting the universe and the unifying threads that run through all of nature.

 

Award of Excellence Goes to Murf Murphy

 

Toward that end, he has developed a language of colors, lines and geometric forms. But there’s an architectural quality to his abstract works. Some of that inheres in his use of thick layers and impasto applied with brushes, palette and even putty knives. But he confers three-dimensionality on many of his works by combining colored acrylic films with glass that he sets about half an inch from the painted surface of his underlying canvas.

 

 

 

 

 

When he was just starting out, Murf had a day job tinting car windows. He quickly discovered that he could piece together scenes on windows, sliding glass doors and storefronts from these colored films in much the same way that Henri Matisse used scissors and colored paper to fashion his renowned posters and other cutouts during the final chapter of his storied career.  “At some point, I began framing them and taking them to art shows and festivals,” Murf recounts. “The process evolved from there.”

 

“Fire and Ice” by Murf Murphy

 

 

Today, he affixes his colored film cutouts to the underside of a plate of clear glass in patterns that augment or contrast with the geometric patterns in the composition beneath the glass. As the beam of a gallery spotlight passes through the glass and film cutouts, it is focused, splintered and refracted to create mesmerizing highlights and shadows on the textured surface of the canvas. Natural, organic light will produce the same effect, although in a more diffuse, subtle manner.

 

 

 

 

 

The resulting three-dimensional, tactile quality is a new wrinkle in the 100-year history of the abstract art movement. But there’s more to Murphy’s abstractionism than texture and dimensionality. He also evokes a preoccupation with the building blocks of the natural world and cosmology: light, color and geometrical shapes, particularly rectangles and squares. “Silver Square”, “Yellow Light”, “Green Light”, “Across the Sky”, “New Horizons”, “Golden Moon”  and “Color Source” are the names of just a few of his contemporary constructs. These cues aside, Murf leaves it to his viewers to intuit whether the interplay of light, color, shape and shadow reflect cosmic truths or some cogent commentary on the human condition in modern society denoted, as it is, by the repudiation of fact and science, environmental damage, and impending climatological cataclysm.

 

“Color Dance” by Murf Murphy

 

 

 

 

Over the years, Murf has converted some of his more popular compositions into lithographs. Several have been popularized as art show posters and album and magazine covers – including Hot Works award-winning 16th Orchard Lake Fine Art Show held in West Bloomfield, Michigan this past July. A number can be found in the collections of famous jazz musicians and other public figures, including Dave Sanborn, Richard Elliot, Kenny Rankin, Dave Koz and President Bill Clinton.

 

 

 

He has also shared the limelight at environmental, educational and social events with the likes of Pamela Anderson, Bob Barker, Ivana Trump, and former Vice President and Nobel Peace Prize winner Al Gore.  In 2010, Murf presented his “Earth Island” lithograph to the newly installed Secretary General of the United Nations, Ban Ki-Moon. That work was also featured on the PBS “Jim Brickman Beautiful World” special.

 

 

 

Interior scene of Murf Murphy’s Artistry

 

While the fall show is new this season, the winter Boca Raton Fine Art Show has been voted among the top 100 art shows in America three years running. Institute for Arts & Education is the associated 501( c)(3) non-profit organization that is dedicated to fostering art education among youth, cultural diversity, visual arts and community enrichment. 

 

 

 

 

Hotworks shows are the Best!

 

patty@hotworks.org.

Patty Narozny, Executive Producer

Hotworks, LLC Fine Art & Fine Craft Shows

Your Art. Our Passion.

www.hotworks.org

www.facebook.com/hotworksartshows

941-755-3088 FL    248-684-2613 MI

 

 

 

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Rickie Leiter, Publisher

Rickie@therickiereport.com   561-537-0291

17019 SW Sapri Way   Port St. Lucie, FL 34986

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Boca Raton Fine Art Show™ Offers New Fall show on November 3 & 4 At Mizner Park Amphitheater

The Boca Raton Fine Art Show™ comes to downtown Boca Raton for a new fall show on November 3 & 4 at Mizner Park Amphitheater. Produced by Hot Works, LLC, this perennial top 100 show features original work by up to 100 nationally and internationally acclaimed artists in painting (oil, acrylic and watercolor), drawing (pastels, colored pencil and pen-and-ink), photography, digital imagery, sculpture (metal and stone), clay, ceramics, wood working and carving, glass, fiber art (including batik and tapestry), art jewelry and more.  The Rickie Report shares the details and some sneak peeks!  Be sure to visit the Youth Artists! This event is free and open to the public.

 

 

 

 

 

Hot Works

Boca Raton Fine Art Shows

Your Art. Our Passion.

 

 

 New Fall Show!

 

 

November 3 & 4, 2018 

 

10 am – 5 pm Each day

 

 

 

Outdoors at Mizner Park Amphitheater

590 Plaza Real         Boca Raton, FL 33432 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

One of the many strengths of this show is its intimate, boutique nature which allows art lovers and collectors to engage the artists about their inspiration, process and what makes them unique within the highly-competitive realm of fine arts and fine crafts. But Executive Director Patty Narozny employs a number of other time-honored techniques to make Hot Works’ shows a positive experience both for participating artists and patrons. She enlists a team of art professionals to judge the work of the hundreds of applicants who wish to participate in Hot Works’ shows. Narozny is choosey, and her interest goes well beyond digital images and paper applications. She visits many of her artists in their homes and studios to make sure that their work makes a contribution to the quality of her shows and a statement in the collections of the people who patronize them.

 

 

Wearable Art by Artist, Perry

 

 

 

Narozny also understands that most of the folks who come to her shows are far from experienced collectors. In fact, many are newbies – or have yet to take the plunge and buy their first artwork. They are still in the process of defining their tastes and have yet to figure out what they like and why it speaks to them. This explains why she builds variety into every Hot Works show. She and her team strive to ensure that the work presented covers a wide range of price points. There is art for every budget – and something for everyone.  Purchasers can buy with confidence. Because Narozny does her homework so meticulously, they know they are not only getting an original work of art from a credentialed artist, they are getting value as well.

 

Decorative Artwork by Reza Pishgahi

 

 

 

 

While the business side of the equation is serious work, attending a Hot Works show is a relaxing, casual experience. It’s like taking a leisurely stroll through a park filled with artwork. There’s no pressure to do anything more than look and envision what that great painting, photograph or sculpture might look like in your home or office. And if you need a little help in the latter category, all of the exhibiting artists are only too happy to bring one or more artworks to your house after hours so that you can see exactly what it looks like on your bookcase, floor or wall.

 

 

Handmade jewelry by Erden

 

 

 See Art

 

Love Art

 

Buy Art

 

See you There!

 

 

 

Hotworks shows are the Best!

 

patty@hotworks.org.

Patty Narozny, Executive Producer

Hotworks, LLC Fine Art & Fine Craft Shows

Your Art. Our Passion.

www.hotworks.org

www.facebook.com/hotworksartshows

941-755-3088 FL    248-684-2613 MI

 

 

 

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

 

 

 

Hotworks Boca Raton Fine Art Show™ Presents Two Shows: November 3 & 4, 2018 Plus January 26 & 27, 2019. Youth Art Competition Entries Are Now Open For Both Shows!

Hotworks Boca Raton Fine Art Show™ Budding Artist Competitions give young artists two golden opportunities to begin learning the rules of participating in professional art shows and exhibitions. They will be exposed to the opportunity of creating art for a living – doing something they love to do and, most importantly, how to do it! The Fall Show at the Mizner Amphitheater takes place November 3 & 4, 2018 and will feature student artists ages 5 – 13 (grades K – 8).   The January Show in Downtown Boca Raton takes place January 26 & 27, 2019 and will feature student artists ages 9 to 19 (grades 6-12).  These art shows provide unmatched learning experiences, and show students artwork they might not have otherwise seen. Young artists are encouraged to speak with the artists in the show – all professionals – and to ask them questions about participating in art shows as a career.  The Rickie Report shares the details for both events.  Deadline For Fall Show: October 10, 2018.  Deadline For January Show: January 3, 2019We hope you will share this and encourage children to apply!  

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

In addition to cash prizes, each winner receives a beautiful, colorful, two-foot-long ribbon.  The Youth Art awards are presented by Executive Producer Patty Narozny.  She tells The Rickie Report, “I begin with, ‘Thank you for submitting your Youth Art entries. Please understand that art is subjective. Even the best artists are not accepted into all the art shows they want to participate, nor do they win a prize in every show they do. For the Youth Artists who do not win, keep creating the art that you love, please do not give up. Please congratulate those who do win’.”  To date, more than 1,325 students have participated in this program.

 

 

Boca Raton is the perfect location for the two Boca Raton Fine Art shows, hosted by Hotworks.org

Come join us and see for yourself why the Boca Raton Fine Art Show™ is voted as one of the Top 100 art shows in America!

 

 

 

Institute for the Arts & Education, Inc.     Youth Art Competition

This is a vital art education program which encourages students to create and submit original artwork to be publicly displayed and professionally judged. $250 in cash prizes.   For more information regarding our Youth Art Competition and other art-education programs, please visit www.artsandeducationinc.org. Please consider making a donation to help keep these vital programs in existence.   The Institute for the Arts & Education is our 501c3 non-profit arm which focuses on visual arts, diversity, community enrichment, and fostering art education amongst youth. 

 

See Art, Love Art, Buy Art! See You There!

www.HotWorks.org
Info@HotWorks.org
Contact Patty Narozny, Executive Director
Office: 941-755-3088

 

 

 

 

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

Rickie Leiter, Publisher

17019 SW Sapri Way  Port St. Lucie, FL 34986

Rickie@therickiereport.com    561-537-0291