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!

 

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Patty Narozny, Executive Producer

Hotworks, LLC Fine Art & Fine Craft Shows

Your Art. Our Passion.

www.hotworks.org

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July At Boca Museum Art School Has Cool Offerings For Adults And Teens, Plus Continuation Of Summer Camp

July around the Boca Museum Art School promises some cool offerings!  The new term for adult classes includes Painting, Drawing, Ceramics, Jewelry, Photography and Master’s Studio.  Explore a new passion, develop your artistic skills, discover your talent, or continue challenging yourself to be a better artist and make new friends.  Dive into 5 weeks of excitement, art, and camaraderie at the Boca Raton Museum Art School. Classes start on July 2.   Register Now!  The Rickie Report shares the details and some sneak peeks.

 

 

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

bocamuseum.org/theartschool

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R E G I S T E R     N O W!

 

 

 

Luna Bowl by Nick Starr

 

New Instructor, Nick Starr will teach Ceramics/Pottery

Class starts on July 7, Saturday 10 AM to 12:30 PM

 

Learn the fundamentals of pottery. Explore hand-building techniques as well as the use of a potter’s wheel to create decorative and functional objects, such as bowls, platters, plates, and cups.

 

Portrait painting with Renee Plevy

 

 

Portrait Painting Class with Instructor Renee Plevy

Class starts on July 10, Tuesday 6:30 – 9 PM

 

Working from your own photographs, learn drawing and color mixing skills to obtain accurate proportions and skin tones. Cranial anatomy, paint handling, and the use of light will be discussed. Clear instruction is given through demonstrations and one-on-one guidance. Students learn the advantages of painting with oils to create lifelike portraits. (Live model for one session)

 

Painting by Scherer & Ouporov

Traditional to Contemporary Painting Class with Instructors Scherer & Ouporov

Class starts Monday, July 2.  At  9 AM – NOON and 12:30 – 3:30 PM.

Explore a variety of classic and contemporary techniques that can be effective in any painting style: underpainting, glazing, scumbling, impasto, or direct painting. Working from life or photographic references, students learn to employ these techniques in the medium of their choice: oil, egg tempera, or acrylic paint as well as gold leaf.

 

Artwork by Thomas Bruckner

 

Graphic Novels: Cartooning with Instructor Thomas Bruckner

Class starts on  July 11, Wednesdays at 6:30 – 8:30 PM 

Explore the elements of a successful comic book and graphic novel narration. This course focuses on drawing skills and developing personal style for creating comics, short stories, or Manga style illustrations. Learn about a variety of techniques such as penciling, inking, shading, character design, and effective story structure. 

 

Special workshops for Teens in July and August

Fashion Design and Sewing July 31 to August 3, Figure Drawing July 24 to 27, Digital Photography July 31 to August 3, Advanced Video Production July 10 to 13, Portfolio Development July 31 to August 3, Paper Sculpture and Beyond July 10 to July 13.

 

 

 

 

 

7 More weeks of Youth Summer Art Camp. 

 

Painting by Aashrita Kaza, 5 yrs. old Summer Camp Artist

 

 

 

For registrations visit us at

https://www.bocamuseum.org/artschool/summercamp 

or 

call us 561-392-2503

 

For more information about these workshops, classes, exhibits and other events please visit:

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

bocamuseum.org/theartschool
Facebook: www.facebook.com/bocaschool

 

 

 

 

 

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

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ArtiGras 2014 Celebrates Professional and Emerging Artists and an Art Recycling Challenge!

ArtiGras 2014 will celebrate all things creative!  Hundreds of  professional artists and eleven emerging artists will show and sell their work, continuing to amaze us by their creative spirit.  Kelly Tracht, a Jupiter-based artist, has been chosen for the 2014 Commemorative Poster.  The Rickie Report hopes you buy your tickets and plan on a few full days of art exploration.  There are interactive children’s art activities, a recycling art challenge, food, live music plus fine art and fine crafts from around the world!  The details about ArtiGras 2014 are in this article.

 

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Presented by

Palm Beach Gardens Medical Center

Produced  by

Northern Palm Beach County Chamber of

Commerce

February 15, 16, 17, 2014

 

Festival Hours:


Saturday, February 15th, 2014
Gates open to the public 10:00AM-6:00PM

Sunday, February 16th, 2014
Gates open to the public 10:00AM-6:00PM

Monday, February 17th, 2014
Gates open to the public 10:00AM-5:00PM

 

Abacoa,  Jupiter

 

 

 

 

The 2014 ArtiGras Fine Arts Festival presented by Palm Beach Gardens Medical Center and produced by The Northern Palm Beach County Chamber of Commerce will be held February 15, 16, and 17, 2014 at Abacoa in Jupiter. The outdoor arts event showcases a juried exhibition of outstanding fine art and crafts along with activities which include live entertainment, artist demonstrations, children’s interactive art activities, Youth Art Competition Gallery and the opportunity to meet more than 300 of the top artists from around the world. Listed as one of the top 50 festivals in the country, ArtiGras 2014 expects more than 85,000 guests over the three-day period.For more information, visit the ArtiGras web site at www.artigras.org, e-mail information requests to info@artigras.org, or call the Northern Palm Beach County Chamber of Commerce at (561) 746-7111.

 

 

Commemorative Poster

 

 

 The ArtiGras Fine Arts Festival is proud to announce painter Kelly Tracht from Jupiter, FL., has been selected as this year’s commemorative artist poster artist. Tracht’s piece, title “Sailing Sailfish”, is bright, lively and uses the sailfish to reference South Florida living. The piece also pays homage to Tracht’s hometown, with the nautical letters on the flag bunting spelling out ‘Jupiter’.

 

 

ArtiGras  2014 Commemorative Poster by Kelly T

ArtiGras 2014 Commemorative Poster by Kelly Tracht

 

Kelly tells us, “Our coastal town of Jupiter has always felt a bit like an American Riviera to me, and after watching a classic movie this summer set in the Cote d’Azur, I was inspired to create an iconic painting that would express this connection”.   Tracht was an ArtiGras Emerging Artist in 2012 and has juried into the festival two times since her first show.   She shares, “I took influences from the classic posters of the French Riviera which are full of punchy color, iconic use of imagery, and coastal fun and designed a painting that would showcase the bounty of the ocean as well as a passion for boating found here in Jupiter.”

 

 

Though formally trained as an architect, Tracht’s painting career really started to blossom in 1997, when she took a year sabbatical on the island of Grenada in the West Indies. Inspired by island living, Tracht painted al fresco landscapes and seascapes experimenting with an expressive, painterly style. As she started to sell her  paintings to European tourists and foreign dignitaries, her work quickly gained notoriety. Tracht was invited by the German owner of The Aquarium Club, a stylish beach side resort in Grenada, to hold a season-long exhibition of her work.

 

 

In 2006, Tracht painted the cover for the Junior League of the Palm Beaches cookbook Worth Tasting, a book that she named, helped research, write and conceptualize. Bloomingdales invited her to exhibit at their 2007 Artrageous event, and in 2012, Tracht was awarded the prestigious President’s Purchase Award at SunFest.

 

 

 

 

The 2014 ArtiGras poster will be available for purchase online at www.artigras.org or in the ArtiGras Merchandise Booth at the festival. Patrons can visit Tracht in the Merchandise Booth at ArtiGras where she will be signing posters for patrons on Saturday, February 15 from 2 p.m. to 3 p.m. and again on Monday, February 17 from 2 p.m. to 3 p.m.

 

 

EMERGING ARTISTS

 

The Rickie Report encourages artists of all mediums to apply to ArtiGras as an emerging artist, if they have not experienced this type of large show before.  Only eleven emerging artists were chosen for this year’s event.  We hope you take the time to stop by each of their displays and speak with them about their artwork and creativity!  The emerging artists are:  Amber Palomres, Robin Neary, Florida Palm Fish Art, DeJaVu Glass Design, Dane Stensen, Makai Project LLC, Kristian Charnick, Larry Hughes, Robert Mayes, The Little Whale and George Darrell.

 

Amber Palomares

Amber Palomares grew up in the Rio Grande Valley of South Texas.   She is an avid nature lover, enjoys gardening, exploring parks, beaches and historical towns.  This appreciation of nature began at an early age when she fished and camped on Padre Island Texas.   Amber also accompanied her mother on trips to local National Wildlife Refuges where she delighted in following nature trails and bird watching.    Her full understanding for the outdoors can be seen in her paintings.   She and her husband, John, moved from Texas to Palm Beach Gardens, FL in the mid 90s, leaving a couple of years to live on James Island near Charleston, South Carolina. Palm Beach Gardens is where they call home now and where Amber paints both en plein air (outdoors from life) and in her studio.  
"Bridge and Weeping Willows" by Amber Pal

“Bridge and Weeping Willows” by Amber Palomares


Amber discovered her passion for painting in her forties  and has immersed herself in studying oil and acrylic painting techniques through art courses and instructional demonstrations. 
Her paintings are light-filled, happy and can be described as being peaceful and whispy.  She works in both oils and acrylics and uses glazing and impasto techniques to create depth and a three dimensional quality to her work. 
"Shrimp Boats"

“Shrimp Boats”

Amber loves painting water, sunsets and sunrises so you will often find a  stream, marsh, seashore or even a sparkling water fountain in her artwork . She is proud to say that one of her sunset seascape paintings can be found in the guest rooms of the Ron Jon Cape Caribe Resort.  As an emerging artist, she is dedicated and passionate about using her gift for painting and hopes that her paintings will continue to bring joy to people.  With every visit to her easel, Amber continues to develop her own unique representational impressionist style. Amber is a member of the American Impressionist Society and Plein Air Florida.
"Sunset March" by Amber Palomares

“Sunset March” by Amber Palomares

Amber earned her B.B.A. and M.Ed. degrees and works at Palm Beach State College as a Career Advisor and Adjunct Professor.   She also serves on their Art Gallery Committee.   She enjoys teaching job development skills and helping students with their career direction.

For more information about Amber’s artwork please visit :  http://palomaresart.wordpress.com/

Blog:  www.CoastalArtPaintings.com   or  https://www.facebook.com/AmberPalomaresFineArtist

 

 

For more information about Kelly Tracht’s artwork please visit:

www.kellytracht.com

 

 

 

"Beach and Sea"

“Beach and Sea”

 

 

 

For more information, visit the ArtiGras web site at www.artigras.org, e-mail information requests to info@artigras.org, or call the Northern Palm Beach County Chamber of Commerce at (561) 746-7111.

 

 

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