Armory Art Salon Features Jeanne Jaffe, Internationally Renown Sculptor, Video And Installation Artist On March 5

The Armory Art Center brings Jeanne Jaffe to the next Art Salon, led by Elle Schorr on Tuesday, March 5. The topic will be “UNRAVELING THE KNOT- REEXAMINING MYTHS, HISTORY AND NARRATIVES “.  Jeanne is an internationally renown sculptor, and video/installation artist.  The public is invited.  Stop and look at the art…hear the creators…share the wonder!  The Rickie Report gives you the details and some sneak peeks.  Kudos, Elle, for bringing us internationally, nationally, and locally based artists who help us better understand the creative process!

 

 

 

 

 

811 Park Place   West Palm Beach, Florida 33401

(561) 832-1776     armoryart.org

 

 

AT  THE  ART  SALON:

TUESDAY, MARCH 5, 2019

 

 


“UNRAVELING  THE  KNOT – REEXAMINING MYTHS,  HISTORY  AND  NARRATIVES ”

PRESENTED BY:

JEANNE  JAFFE  (DELRAY BEACH)

 

 

 

 

IN THE ARMORY ART CENTER MEDIA ROOM

 

There’s a $10 fee to attend.
If you’d like to bring some snacks or drinks to share, that would be much appreciated. Feel free to share this announcement with friends.

Armory Art Center Gallery Hours:
Monday-Friday, 10:00 am – 5:00 pm, Saturday 10:00 am – 3:30 pm

* Exhibitions are open to the public

Art Salons continue to meet in the Armory Art Center Library on Tuesday nights, usually the first Tuesday of each month, 6:30 – 8:30 pm, from October through May. Salons are open to anyone who would like to participate in these lively discussions. 

 

 

 

 

 

 

“Little Red Rising Hood As A Crime Scene” by Jeanne Jaffe

 

 

 

 

 

Jeanne Jaffe is a sculptor, video and installation artist who recently moved to Florida from Philadelphia where she is Professor Emeritus in the Fine Arts Department at the University of the Arts. She is also a visiting artist/professor at Xian Academy of Fine Arts in China each fall and is currently the coordinator of International Projects at the Jaffe Center for Book Arts.

 

 

 

“Supplicant” Part of the T.S. Eliot Installation

 

 

Jaffe’s work is inspired by an interest in anthropology, mythology, and psychology. Her work “explores how identity is formed from early, pre-verbal, bodily experiences through the later influences of language and culture. In installations that re-examine cultural myths and stories, such as “Little Red Riding Hood as a Crime Scene” or “Eulogy for Nikola Tesla”, well known folktales, history, and poetry are re-imagined through a contemporary lens. These multi-sensory environments are composed of sculpture, videos, interactive elements, stop motion animation and sound and supply a context to question and rethink our cultural assumptions.”

 

 

 

“Elegy for Tesla” by Jeanne Jaffe

 

 

 

Ms. Jaffe is the recipient of fellowship grants from the Gottlieb Foundation for Outstanding Artistic Development, the National Endowment for the Arts, the Mid Atlantic/NEA. the Pennsylvania Council on the Arts, the Leeway Foundation, the Independence Foundation, CEVA Foundation, the Virginia A. Groot Foundation, and the Mino Artist Residency in Japan, among others.

 

 

Works by Ms. Jaffe have been exhibited both nationally and internationally at such places as the Seokdang Museum of Art in Korea, the Mino-Washi Akari Museum in Japan, The Royal Scottish Academy of Edinburgh, Scotland, Museum Rijswijk in Holland, London Craft Council Gallery in England, the Pennsylvania Academy of Fine Art Museum in Philadelphia, the Delaware Art Museum, Hillwood Art Museum, and the Michener Art Museum. Her work has been reviewed extensively, including in Art in America, The New York Times, and Sculpture Magazine. She holds a B.F.A. from Tyler School of Art and an M.F.A. from New York State College of Ceramics at Alfred.

 

 

Details of “Four Quartets” by Jeanne Jaffe

 

 

Jeanne Jaffe will be showing her work locally at an exhibition of artist books and prints at IS Projects in FATVillage, Fort Lauderdale during March and April. She’ll have a solo exhibition of completed work and work in progress at Arts Warehouse in Delray Beach from the end of April through May.

 

 

 

The Armory Art Center’s art school and galleries provide creative opportunities to enhance your life. The Armory has served the community for over 30 years. The mission of the Armory Art Center is to inspire the creation and experience of art and the Armory’s vision is to be the leading community resource for arts education. Serving over 3,000 students annually, the Armory Art Center offers 160 courses per term in six terms throughout the year to students ranging in age from pre-school to retiree. Classes in drawing, painting, photography, jewelry, fiber, ceramics, and sculpture are held in 12 state-of–the-art studios. Twelve exhibitions are hosted annually in three galleries.

Exhibitions, lectures, and special events are open to the public.

For more information, visit www.armoryart.org or call (561) 832-1776

 

 

 

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“Albert On The Avenue” Albert Paley Exhibit Connects Global Community To Boynton Beach, FL – Art in Public Places

Albert Paley, one of the world’s prominent metal sculptors, has collaborated with the City of Boynton Beach’s Art in Public Places on a new outdoor exhibit called, “Albert on the Avenue.” The national exhibit is an easy, self-guided walkable 30 minute tour along E. Ocean Avenue in the City’s Cultural District, and consists of six massive sculptures totaling 17 tons. Albert Paley’s descriptive commentary of each of his sculptures can be accessed via a smart phone connecting with a QR-code on each of the artwork plaques.  In conjunction with Art Synergy, The Rickie Report shares the details and a sneak peek.  All sculptures are available for purchase. Kudos to Debby Coles Dobay and her team for bringing this to our own backyard!  Groups and organizations can arrange for structured tours.

 

Sunday, January 21

Noon – 6 PM
Art Synergy: Boynton Beach
Albert Paley on The Avenue of the Arts

Ocean Avenue from Seacrest Boulevard to Federal Highway.
The national exhibit is an easy-to-walk, self-guided, 30-minute tour along E. Ocean Avenue in the City’s Cultural District. Albert Paley’s descriptive commentary of each of his sculptures can be accessed via a smartphone connecting with a QR code on each of the artwork plaques.

http://www.boynton-beach.org/departments/public_art/avenue_of_the_arts/index.php

Available through September 30, 2018

To arrange a free, structured tour for groups and organizations:     

Debby Coles-Dobay, Public Arts Manager
ColesDobayD@bbfl.us  or  
561-742-6026

 

“Cavalcade” by Albert Paley

 

A colorful iconic sculpture, titled “Cavalcade”, reaches 40-feet into the sky, making it the tallest public art in the Palm Beaches. It is a permanent structure, commissioned by the developers of 500 Ocean. The five additional Paley sculptures are on are on loan for the yearlong exhibit ending in September 30, 2018 and are also available for purchase.

 

 

Albert Paley describes his artwork Cavalcade as, “The sculpture provides a dramatic silhouette with spire-like shapes projecting into the sky. These vertical elements have their basis in my interpretation of palm fronds. Although the sculpture is not kinetic, the interlaced folded metal shapes indicate movement as if they are being articulated by the air from the sea. The sculptures dynamism will change with the passage of time.”

 

 

“Art in Public Places creates a sense of place and enhances our community’s identity.” said Debby Coles-Dobay, Public Arts Manager. “The Albert on the Avenue national exhibition, powerfully connects with visitors, creating cultural tourism that contributes to the City’s economic development and branding.”

 

 

 

 

Albert Paley: Albert Paley is an American modernist metal sculptor. Initially starting out as a jeweler, Paley has become one of the most distinguished and influential metal artists in the world. Paley is the first metal sculptor to have received the Institute Honors Award from the American Institute of Architects. A distinguished Professor, Albert holds an Endowed Chair at the College of Imaging Arts and Sciences at the Rochester Institute of Technology. Commissioned by both public institutions and private corporations, Paley has completed more than 50 site-specific works. Albert Paley’s body of work incorporating glass and steel is on exhibit at the Museum of Glass in Tacoma, Washington.

 

 

About Boynton Beach Art in Public Places: Based on a public art ordinance the city adopted in 2005, the Art in Public Places program’s mission is to integrate the public artworks throughout the community. The program is funded through a one-percent public art fee. As new development occurs, public art is integrated into the architecture, infrastructure, landscape and greenways throughout Boynton Beach. To date there are 75 public and private artworks throughout the City of Boynton Beach.

The vision is to connect the cultural environment in Boynton Beach to the global community. BoyntonBeachArts.org

 

 

About the City of Boynton Beach, Florida: Boynton Beach is the closest point to the Atlantic gulf stream in all of North America earning the title, “Gateway to the Gulfstream.” Conveniently located in the heart of Palm Beach County, Florida Boynton Beach is easily accessed from 3 major airports and 2 major seaports. This coastal community runs parallel to a four-mile stretch of Intracoastal Waterway with access to the ocean via the Boynton Inlet. Even though it is the 3rd largest City in Palm Beach County, visitors can enjoy “Old Florida” charm with more than 253 acres of parks, a beach and natural conservation areas. Boynton Harbour Marina, CRA managed and City owned, offers a multitude of water activities including fishing and drift charters, diving, jet ski rentals as well as water front dining. From abundant shopping, dining and entertaining areas to historical preserved landmarks, vibrant public art, year-round unique events and its tropical weather, Boynton Beach is the place to be!

 

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Boca Museum Premieres “Artist At Work” Series Featuring Miles Laventhall, Master Painter and Sculptor

The Boca Raton Museum of Art‘s first “Artist at Work” program of the season will feature Miles Laventhall, a masterful painter and sculptor and one of the most popular teachers at the Boca Raton Museum Art School. Laventhall’s work is included in numerous corporate, private, and university collections, and he was recently invited by Prague’s Ministry of Culture to exhibit works during the Heart of Nations Festival. Laventhall will give a demonstration of his work and discuss the process, materials, and concepts in his art on Saturday, October 17th at 3:00 pm. Admission to the Artist at Work program is free for Museum members, and included with the cost of admission for non-members. Seating is limited. The Rickie Report shares the details and images of this world renown artist. This program is a wonderful opportunity for aspiring and emerging artists to meet and hear insights from artists who are further along in their careers.

 

 

 

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Boca Raton Museum of Art

501 Plaza Real │ Boca Raton │ FL │ 33432 | 561.392.2500

 

 

 

ARTIST AT WORK

Featuring:

Miles Laventhall

Saturday, October 17th

3  –  4 pm

 

 

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“State of Mind” by Miles Laventhall

 

 

 

On October 17 from 3–4 pm, the first Artist at Work program of the season at the Boca Raton Museum of Art will feature Miles Laventhall, a masterful painter and sculptor and one of the most popular teachers at the Boca Raton Museum Art School.  Laventhall’s work is included in numerous corporate, private, and university collections, and he was recently invited by Prague’s Ministry of Culture to exhibit works during the Heart of Nations Festival. Admission to the Artist at Work program is free for Museum members, and included with the cost of admission for non-members. Seating is limited.

 

 

 

 

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“A Wind Blows Through” by Miles Laventhall

 

 

Laventhall shares, “To me, stone and wood have intrinsic beauty and inference. Branches from trees personify human gesture and struggles of matter and spirit.  The passive strength of stone symbolizes timelessness and the watchful eyes and ears of history…paper and steel symbolize the fragile nature of existence within a delicate ecosystem.  They wear the stains of time in the cycle of life and return to the earth to give birth again.”

 

 

 

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“Storm Passing” by Miles Laventhall

 

 

Laventhall shared with The Rickie Report that his current project is entitled “Gathering at the Waterhole”, with the statement, “Crucial issues facing humanity, and powers of nature that alter history and time to come…are the marrow of Gathering at the Waterhole…their very existence is predicated on water and their crowded numbers around the waterhole suggest the two billion people already without sustainable water to live.”

 

 

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“Brainstorm” by Miles Laventhall

 

 

 

 

 

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Miles Laventhall

 

 

 

 He will exhibit the latest version of this work at the Museum’s upcoming Faculty Show January 25, 2016–March 13, 2016.

 

 

 

 

For ore information about Miles Laventhall please visit: http://mileslaventhall.com/

 

 

 

For more information about the exhibits, programs, classes and events at the Boca Raton Museum of Art, please visit: www.bocamuseum.org

 

 

 

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Steve Blackwood, Internationally Acclaimed Sculptor, In Three Simultaneous Exhibits in Palm Beach County

Steve Blackwood, an internationally known sculptor whose work resides in Museums such as the Art Institute of Chicago, Cornell Museum of Art; US government collections and private collections world-wide is having a very busy year. Currently, until October 18, ten of his pieces are on display in the “Reimagined” exhibit at The Cornell Museum of Art in Delray Beach, FL. Five new medium and large scale works will debut at The Palm Beach Cultural Council in Lake Worth, FL September 11 through November 2015. Steve is also preparing a 10’ tall outdoor sculpture for the City of Boynton Beach. This piece, entitled, “Seed,” will be unveiled September 25 as part of the “Avenue of the Arts”.  Caren Hackman spoke with Steve and wrote this report for us to share with you.

 

 

 

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Steve Blackwood will be showing his sculptures in three simultaneous exhibits located in Palm Beach County:

 

“Reimagined”

Exhibiting through Sunday, Oct. 18th

Cornell Museum of Art

51 N. Swinton Ave.,   Delray Beach

Open Tuesday-Sunday, 10 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.; closed major holidays

Cost: $5 suggested donation

Info: 561-243-7922 or delraycenterforthearts.org

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The Cornell Museum of Art has extended its show, which features avant-garde art by 16 artists who employ unusual materials, including recyclables, and innovative methods.

 

 

 

The Museum also will host First Friday Art Walk

 October 2, from 6-9 p.m.

 

 

 

 

Caren Hackman shares,  “I was intrigued by Steve’s work at the Cornell Museum and thrilled when The Rickie Report approached me about interviewing Steve. I wanted to know all about his process”.

 

"Poppy" by Steve Blackwood

                                   “Poppy” by Steve Blackwood

 

Among the artists on display at “Reimagined” are Palm Beach County-based Steve Blackwood. He frequently combines wood, steel, neon and fiberglass. By joining the individual elements to create new objects, he gives them renewed life.

 

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Cultural Council of Palm Beach County

“Made in Delray Beach”

September 11 through October 31

Free and open to the public:

Tuesday – Saturday, 10 a.m. – 5 p.m.

 

Cultural Council of Palm Beach County
The Robert M. Montgomery, Jr. Building

601 Lake Avenue | Lake Worth, FL 33460

PH: 561-471-2901      FX: 561-687-9484
info@palmbeachculture.com

 

 

 

Before The Cultural Council Show

 Steve Blackwood with Sculpture Before The Cultural Council Show

 

 

For many of his smaller pieces, Steve works with found objects. For the smaller pieces, he experiments with position and relationships until the assemblages look just right. The larger pieces are planned more carefully because of the time and cost involved with experimenting. Many sketches are begun in photoshop which allows him to simulate how parts will come together. When needed, Steve uses Ebay and Etsy to get parts for some projects. When the items in his imagination cannot be found, he calls upon other artists and craftspersons to fabricate items.

 

 

 

 

"Inertia: Inertia Velocity Machine" by Steve Blackwood

        “Inertia: Inertia Velocity Machine” by Steve Blackwood

 

 

For the clock he will exhibit at the Palm Beach County Cultural Council show Steve wanted wrought iron legs, like those he had seen on an artist friend’s work who has a foundry. Steve asked to have some fabricated for his clock.

 

 

"Seed" Drawing by Steve Blackwood

                         “Seed” Drawing by Steve Blackwood

 

 

 

A large piece that is at the Cornell has “rocket legs.” Those started as  cardboard cutouts, then were cut from plywood with steel banding added. Blackwood’s pieces are made to look like they have “always existed.” That means that the newer fabricated pieces are distressed and patinated to give them their timeless appearance.

 

 

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                                   Blackwood,Marcusa, Matt

 

Steve’s studio is occasionally filled with more materials one can possibly imagine. One piece in the Cornell, “Inertial Velocity Machine”, sprang from an ultimatum Steve’s wife gave him. She asked that he acquire no more “stuff” until he used some of the parts that he had already on hand in the studio. The playful “Velocity Machine” has working headlights (which did eventually have to be purchased). On occasion Steve allows Museum visitors to play with the works of art.

 

 

 

 

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                                   Sculpture by Steve Blackwood

 

 

 

 

Steve holds a BFA from the Art Institute of Chicago as well as AAS degrees in Advertising, Design and Marketing and has taught at the college level.  Steve simultaneously developed his sculpture and design careers over the course of 25 years. As an art director, his clients include Playboy, Smithsonian, Time-Life, NY City Ballet, Alvin Ailey, Mastercard and VISA.

 

 

Avenue Of The Arts

Boynton Beach, FL

 

 

Opens September 23, 2015

 

Artists Reception

Friday, September 25, 2013

5:30 – 7:30 p.m.

Civic Center

128 East Ocean Avenue    Boynton Beach, FL

 

Contact Debby Coles-Dobay, Public Art Administrator, at 561-742-6026 for more details.

www.boynton-beach.org

 

 

 

The Avenue of the Arts installation will begin September 23, 2013. Twelve new artworks, by eight artists, will be installed along the streets in Boynton Beach’s Civic/Cultural District. This is the seventh year for the Avenue of the Arts “on loan program”. Local, and national artists, submitted their artwork for the Arts Commission to select, and site, for the year-long outdoor exhibit.

 

 

 

 

An Avenue of the Art Artists Reception is planned for Friday, September 27, 2013, from 5:00 – 7:00 p.m. at The Little House, 480 East Ocean Avenue, Boynton Beach. Hors d’ Oeuvres, and drink specials, are provided while officials, art patrons and the public can mingle with the Avenue of the Arts artists to learn more about their artwork. Special eco-friendly electric vehicles, provided by iJoyRides.com, will transport people to tour the Avenue of the Arts. The Avenue of the Arts is a easy walkable tour from The Little House location. Please contact Debby Coles-Dobay for information and reservations.

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"Seed" Placement in Boynton Beach Avenue Of The Arts

      “Seed” Placement in Boynton Beach Avenue Of The Arts

 

As a sculptor, Steve has shown in New York, Chicago, Washington DC, and currently throughout Palm Beach County where he resides and owns a Gallery and Studio.  He is a master of materials, often combining wood, steel, neon and fiberglass.

 

 

 

 

Steve Blackwood teaching at Milagro Center

                Steve Blackwood At Milagro Center

 

 

Steve is the Director of the Arts Fusion Foundation. Sculpture, painting, glass fusing, pottery, dance and music are integrated into elementary at-risk youth programs. This outreach program involves artists of Artists Alley in Delray Beach, as an extension of the foundation’s overall impact agenda. More information can be found at Artsfusionfoundation.org. Artists from Artists Alley in Delray Beach have been involved with teaching at the Milagro center as part of this program. Steve can currently be seen in television commercials for the Milagro Center and an article will be coming out in the Sun Sentinel for his volunteer efforts with the Center.  Steve teaches sculpture, Bob Schmidt teaches glass, and Susan Romaine teaches painting.

 

Susan Romaine at Milagro Center

                   Susan Romaine at Milagro Center

 

 

Steve tells us, “Ongoing neuro-stimulation is key in development. Providing multiple streams of input is a power boost of learning excitement. The “fusion” of elements provides new ways for young people to look at their world; the ability to transform and create new paths for their future; a source of inspiration which gives them a strong sense of self and their ability to create change in their world”.

 

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Steve was the Chairman of the Board of Directors for the National Heritage Foundation from 1994 to 1999; and is currently a board member of the Public Art Advisory Board in Delray Beach, FL. He has 5 daughters and one son who all share his interest and excitement in the arts as actors, musicians, painters and sculptors.

 

 

 

 

 

 

For more information about Steve Blackwood please visit:

 

http://www.steveblackwoodstudio.com

delrayartist@yahoo.com

His work is represented by Cacace Fine Art in Artists Alley, Delray Beach. Studios are located in Delray Beach and Boca Raton, FL.

 

 

 

 

Caren Hackman is a graphic designer and fine artist living in Palm Beach Gardens, FL. and author of a book about Graphic Design and Good Business practice: http://www.carenhackman.com/book/.

Be sure to check out Caren’s wonderful artwork – Caren is a talented artist in her own right! She is a founding member of the Artists of Palm Beach County.

www.carenhackman.com

 

 

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Arthouse 429 Announces Feature Exhibit, “CHROMA: A Celebration Of Color And Form”

ArtHouse429 is pleased to announce a feature exhibition showcasing the work of Clemente Mimun, James Sagui, Liz Ghitta Segall, and Jefro.  This exhibition will explore how different artists utilize color as a form of expression, with a focus on painting and sculpture. These artists are revered as masters of their craft, from the precision of James Sagui’s woodwork to Clemente Mimun’s gestural lines– every cut and every brushstroke is purposeful. Come to the Opening Reception on Thursday, March 26, 2015 from 6:30 to 8:30pm.  The Rickie Report shares the details and a few sneak peeks.

 

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CHROMA: A Celebration Of Color And Form

Showcasing artists:

Liz Ghitta Segall, James Sagui, Clemente Mimun and Jefro

Opening Reception

 March 26, 2015   6:30 pm

 

429 25th Street in historic Northwood Village  W.Palm Beach, FL.

Hours of operation: 11-6 Tuesday through Saturday and by appointment

 

 

 

"Montgolfiere De Montchanin" By Segall

“Montgolfiere De Montchanin” By Liz Ghitta Segall

 

 

 

ArtHouse429 is pleased to announce a Feature Exhibition showcasing the work of long time Palm Beach resident artists Clemente Mimun, James Sagui, and Liz Ghitta Segall, joined by talented local painter Jefro.

 

“Chroma” will begin with an Opening Reception on March 26, 2015 at 6:30 pm.  This exhibition will explore how different artists utilize color as a form of expression, with a focus on painting and sculpture. These artists are revered as masters of their craft, from the precision of James Sagui’s woodwork to Clemente Mimun’s gestural lines– every cut and every brushstroke is purposeful.

 

"Is It Futurism Yet ll" Carved wood with 24 K Gold Leaf by  Sagui

“Is It Futurism Yet ll” Carved wood with 24 K Gold Leaf by James Sagui

 

 

 

 

 

"Lowly Fried Worms Cooked to Perfection" by Lisa Segall

“Lowly Fried Worms Cooked to Perfection” by Liz Ghitta Segall

Born in Ottawa, Canada, and raised in New York, Liz Ghitta Segall spent most of her life in France and currently lives and works in Palm Beach County, South Florida. Her broad education includes La Grande Chaumiere, Paris, France, Sarah Lawrence College, Bronxville, NY, and L’Ecole Nationale des Beaux Arts, Paris, France.

 

She tells us, “I often begin a work without a plan or perhaps just a hint of one in my mind’s inner eye. Working in the studio, there is not necessarily a goal but more of a material process; an addition, a subtraction, a layering and painting over, a drawing, a blurring, a wiping away. Somehow, in the middle between nothing and everything, the piece emerges as I relinquish control. The process and materials at hand gestate content and meaning is set into motion…and then Control takes over yet again.” 

 

 

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“Is It Futurism Yet lll” by James Sagui Carved wood with Silver Leaf

James Sagui is a self-employed woodworker, sculptor, furniture designer/maker who trained in the Program in Artisanry at Boston University and has been working as a professional woodworker since the age of 15. Born on the New Jersey Shore in 1956, raised in Vermont, and after more than 20 years in Boston, he has now established a woodshop in West Palm Beach, Florida. Sagui is a member of the Florida Craftsmen Organization, the Furniture Society, sculptor.org and the Artists of Palm Beach County.

 

"Tuba Man in Red Shoes with His Chihuahua" by Clemente Mimun

“Tuba Man in Red Shoes with His Chihuahua” by Clemente Mimun

Born in 1937, artist Clemente Mimun lived his childhood years in Carthage, the ex-French colony of Tunisia.  As the son of a gallery owner Clemente immersed himself in the museums of LeBardo and Carthage, abundant with Roman and Phoenician art, all of which left an indelible impression.  At the age of 16, Clemente moved to Paris where he spent countless hours in the coffeehouses absorbing the philosophical conversations of elder artists. By 1962, Clemente settled in the United States. Today, his universal language is spoken through his art. Clemente explains that his work is born of a synergy between memory and imagination.  He does not use any models, pictures or still life arrangements when creating a new work of art.

 

"Passionate Life of Flora" by Jefro

“Passionate Life of Flora” by Jefro

As a child Jefro experienced multi-cultural lifestyles by traveling through Asia,being raised in the Philippines (along with 5 sisters), and going to high school in Hawaii. You will notice an Asian influence in his painting by recognizing familiar symbols of that region: bold colors, fish which are the back bone of the Pacific Rim, sharp lines that are visible in the Asian language, and crowns which represent monarchs of that vast area as well as his aspiration to reach the top. Translating the world he sees and expressing it on canvas allows Jefro to learn what it is to be human. This technique, along with other symbols and artistic values has a profound affect on his evolution as an artist. Yet, it was through adversity (internal and external) that Jefro developed his great love for painting.

 

 

"Down By the River" by Jefro

“Down By the River” by Jefro

 

 

 

While in school in Hawaii, he was actually dismissed from painting class because his teacher felt he could not paint. So, instead, Jefro chose to express himself creatively through music for ten years. A natural artist, he found it easy to interpret his feelings and surroundings by playing the classical guitar and piano. Still his passion remained with visual art. At 26, Jefro once again picked up paintbrush and started painting. It was then that he had a profound inner realization that being a painter was his true calling in life. Today, he continues to develop innovative and powerful work incorporating multidimensional colors laid upon one another to a canvas.

 

 

"Les Comediens Espagnloes" by Mimun

Les Comediens Espagnloes” by Clemente Mimun

 

About AH429:

This groundbreaking gallery opened its doors in mid-January, 2013. Founded by designer/sculptor William Halliday, ArtHouse429 has taken up residence in the heart of the Northwood Village Art’s District, in West Palm Beach Florida. This rapidly changing neighborhood has become a pioneering area for emerging artists, entrepreneurs, designers and architects who enjoy the dramatic spirit of a recently developed area. ArtHouse429 leads the way in providing high quality, high value, and collectible fine art in Palm Beach County and beyond, while promoting the excitement and energy of the rejuvenated Northwood Village; which has been buzzing with the addition of great new restaurants, galleries and shops.

 

ArtHouse429 is open Tuesday – Saturday from 11am-6pm, and by appointment. For additional information on Arthouse429, please contact Gallery Manager, Mary Coyle at 561.231.0429 or by email manager@ArtHouse429.com.

Please call (561) 231-0429 for more information, and visit our website www.ARTHOUSE429.com
to join our email list for all the latest gallery news and updates!

 

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