Not Sure What “Art” Is All About? Deborah Bigeleisen’s Lecture Puts Everyone On The Same Playing Field With “Looking At Art Through The Eyes And Mind Of An Artist. In-Person Or Virtual Attendance Available

If you like looking at artwork but aren’t sure what it means or why an artist would choose to create it – this lecture is for YOU! Deborah Bigeleisen takes you on an exciting journey with her lecture, “Looking at Art Through the Eyes and Mind of an Artist”. Part of the Osher Lifelong Learning Institute at FAU, Florida Atlantic University, Deborah shares her unique vision including newbies to aficionados. This lecture is available in-person or virtually on Tuesday, March 29, 2022.  Hear about colors, materials, and techniques that impact one’s emotions and challenge the senses, the tricks that artists play on the viewer, and even some neuroscience aspects of how the brain perceives art.  The Rickie Report shares the details and some sneak peeks!  Sign up now!

 

 

 

 

 

Professor Deborah Bigeleisen

 

Tuesday, March 29, 2022

     12:00 – 1:30 PM

 

 

 

 

Deborah Bigeleisen’s lecture is designed for everyone whether you are an art aficionado or know nothing about art.  You will come away energized with a fresh perspective on not only looking at art, but also looking at the world around you from the everyday places that you go all the time, to where ever you travel.

 

 

 

The lecture is part of the OSHER LIFELONG LEARNING INSTITUTE at FAU, Florida Atlantic University.

To register for live-in-person or live via video: 

https://lnkd.in/dRhkdUJc

 

 

 

“Rainforest” by Deborah Bigeleisen 

 

 

 

With the visual-aid of a PowerPoint presentation, you will be taken on a virtual tour of modern and contemporary art in museums, galleries, and international art fairs. The presentation also covers the excitement in modern architecture from museums to international metro stations and even bridges! Photography is also explored since (almost) everyone is snapping photos with their cell phone. The emphasis is looking at art and the world around you “through the mind and vision of an artist.”  Hear about colors, materials, and techniques that impact one’s emotions and challenge the senses, the tricks that artists play on the viewer, and even some neuroscience aspects of how the brain perceives art.

 

 

Historical facts are introduced where Professor Bigeleisen feels that it has additional significance to a particular work – such as “why is that 10 foot plank of black plastic leaning against the wall in a museum?”  You will learn why there is more to it than meets the eye!  

 

 

 

 

“Havasu Falls” by Deborah Bigeleisen 

 

 

 

 

Deborah Bigeleisen is an international renowned artist whose innovative vision of the floral genre embodies a contemporary world. Her work can be found in private and corporate collections around the world. Her paintings have been published in numerous international art books and interior design magazines including New Art International, Science Creative Quarterly, Florida Design, and Architectural Digest.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

For more information about this lecture:

Call 561.799.8547 or Email:  llsjuptr@fau.edu 

5353 Parkside Drive   Jupiter, FL 33458    

www.fau.edu/osherjupiter

 

 

 For  more  information  about  Deborah  Bigeleisen’s artworks:

www.deborahbigeleisen.com

mobile: 561.351.8755

deborah@deborahbigeleisen.com

 

 

 

 

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250+ National Artists And Artisans Featured At 18th Annual Hobe Sound Festival Of Arts February 2 & 3 Plus Interactive Kids Zone Presented By Boys & Girls Club Of Martin County. Dan Mackin Unveils Commemorative Festival Poster

The 18 Annual Hobe Sound Festival of the Arts on February 2 & 3 will feature over 250+ nationally acclaimed artists and artisans plus an Interactive Kids Zone presented by the Boys & Girls Club of Martin County, sponsored by Publix Supermarket Charities.  This is truly a family friendly event!  Free parking and admission. Meet Hobe Sound artist, Dan Mackin, one of only 30 Disney registered artists and see his Commemorative poster for this event. The Rickie Report shares the details and some sneak peeks.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

18th Annual Hobe Sound Festival of the Arts

Saturday and Sunday,  February 2 – 3

10 am – 5 pm   Both days

200+ National Artists and Craft Artisans

Interactive  Kids  Zone

 

 

Navigational Address:

11954 SE Dixie Hwy., Hobe Sound FL 33445

Free and open to the public

 

Free parking and trolley service to the show:

The Pine School, 12350 SE Federal Hwy, Hobe Sound, FL 33455

 

Pets on leash are welcome

 

 

 

Commemorative Poster, “Bending The Rules” by Dan Mackin

 

Hobe Sound’s very own artist Dan Mackin has created a unique, original painting, “Bending the Rules” for the Festival of the Arts’ annual, commemorative poster.  Mackin is one of only 30 artists to be Disney registered. His original work was part of a limited surfboard collection offered by Disney. He has also collaborated with Brian Wilson, original founding member of The Beach Boys, to create paintings based upon Wilson’s song narratives. Mackin has designed original surfboard art for major shapers including Quicksilver; his works hang throughout the Hawaiian Islands; and he has won the Outstanding Visual Arts award for Martin County in 2015.

 

AL jewelry designer Jason Stoddard hand-set this opal in matrix, Ceylon sapphire, and Ammonite fossil wrapped in a mixture of gold and silver.

 

 

Hobe Sound will once again welcome the nation’s top artists and skilled craft artisans during the 18th Annual Hobe Sound Festival of the Arts on February 2 – 3. The free, outdoor happening features hundreds of gallery-style booths filled with every medium of fine art lining Dixie Highway from Bridge Road to Venus Street. Comprised of both a fully juried art fair and a vetted craft fair, the popular event hosts more than 250 artists and craft artisans on site each day from 10 am to 5 pm. New this year, the Boys & Girls Club of Martin County is adding a Kids Zone to the Festival. Sponsored by Publix Supermarket Charities, the zone will include interactive games, bounce house, dance-off and maker activities from Home Depot.

 

 

 

Stunning glasswork from Palm Beach Garden artisan Joseph Fradis

 

 

 

FESTIVAL AT-A-GLANCE:

 

  • Juried, first-class outdoor art gallery showcasing local and national artists Vetted, affordable craft items

  • Original handmade artwork

  • More than 200 artists and craft artisans from 30 different states

  • Artists and crafters hand-selected by independent panel of expert judges from hundreds of applicants

  • All artists on site for duration of festival

  • Vast array of artistic media including paintings, sculptures, photography, ceramics, glass, wood, handmade jewelry, collage, mixed media

  • Craft festival featuring Greenmarket

  • Free parking and trolley available at Pine School 12350 SE Federal Highway

  • Friendly, well-behaved pets on leashes welcome

 

SC metal artist Nathan McMannus brings his hand-cut, ocean-inspired creations to the Hobe Sound Festival of the Arts

 

 

The Hobe Sound Festival of the Arts is presented by Martin Health System, hosted by the Hobe Sound Chamber and produced by Howard Alan Events (HAE), producer of the nation’s finest juried art shows. The Hobe Sound Festival of the Arts represents original artwork, handmade in America and selected by an independent panel of expert judges from hundreds of applicants. HAE’s careful vetting process also ensures a wide array of mediums and price ranges will be offered during the Festival. Craft artisans, selected through American Craft Endeavors (ACE), offer affordable, original and practical works including a full green market of edible and living ornamental items.

 

 

About Howard Alan Events, Inc.:

Howard Alan Events, Florida-based company, produces the nation’s top juried art and craft shows. Ranked among the Top 100 Art Fairs in the Country by Sunshine Artist Magazine, the 33- years established company has overseen art festivals in such noted cities as Alexandria, VA; Aspen, CO; Juno Beach, FL; Downtown Delray Beach, FL, Boca Raton, FL, Fort Lauderdale, FL and 40 other destination markets in the nation.

About American Craft Endeavors:

American Craft Endeavors (ACE) produces some of the nation’s most exciting high-end juried craft shows in many of Florida’s vibrant downtown areas and popular tourist destinations including Downtown Dunedin Art and Craft Festivals (Dunedin, FL), the Siesta Fiesta Craft Festival (Sarasota, FL) and the Downtown Sarasota Craft Festivals (Sarasota, FL) among others. The group’s founders personally select unique, culture rich cities for their show locations providing a complete outdoor experience unmatched by other festivals. All crafters are hand- selected from hundreds of applicants in order to ensure a superior event featuring diverse art media and the highest quality of original handmade crafts.

For additional information on the 18th Annual Hobe Sound Festival of the Arts and other Howard Alan Events art and craft shows across the country, visit www.artfestival.com or call 561-746-6615.

 

 

 

 

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

Armory Art Salon Features Lucinda Linderman On Tuesday, April 3rd, “Dipping Into The Waste Stream”

The Armory Art Center brings so many opportunities not only to artists, but to art lovers. The monthly Art Salons led by Elle Schorr allow all of us to meet and better understand the creative process with internationally, nationally and locally based artists.  Meet Lucinda Linderman on Tuesday, April 3rd, as she discusses “Dipping into the Waste Stream” The public is invited.  The Rickie Report shares the details and a few sneak peeks.  Stop and look at the art…hear the creators…share the wonder!

 

 

811 Park Place   West Palm Beach, Florida 33401

(561) 832-1776     armoryart.org

 

AT THE ART SALON:

TUESDAY,  April 3, 2018

6:30 -8:30 pm

 

“Dipping into the Waste Stream”

PRESENTED BY

 LUCINDA  LINDERMAN

Lucinda Linderman “Lost Spaces Water level rising Tapestry”

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. There is a $10 donation for each salon.

 

Lucinda Linderman “Self Portrait”

 

Lucinda Linderman, a native to Chattanooga, Tennessee, is a recognized environmental artist and environmental art curator living and working in Miami, Florida. She explains: “As consumers, we purchase, use, and throw things away, never thinking of the items again. Looking at this linear production, I collect industrial and post consumer packaging, which becomes the building blocks of my sculptures.

She shares, “This material, disregarded by many, has its own history of travel from factory to store, being created to be thrown away. I highlight the inherent value, leaving traces of what was, transforming the material into something new, playful, through my hands adding value to these discarded materials”.

 

 

 

Lucinda Linderman “Letter To The Editor”

 

 

Lucinda Linderman holds an MFA from the University of Miami in Sculpture and a B.A. in Biology. She has been a full time artist with works exhibited in juried shows since 2001. From 2001 until 2006, she worked as a master apprentice to renowned constructivist sculptor John Henry, where both her aesthetic sense and technical skills were honed.

Among several prestigious residencies, Linderman was the Robert M. Macnamara artist-in-residence in Westport Island, Maine, in 2005. Lucinda was an artist- in-residence at the CANDO Arts Co-op in Miami Beach from 2009 to 2011, where she was the director of Sol Gallery during 2011. During a two year residency at the Deering Estate, Lucinda was a Special Projects Curator for the Festival of the Arts In Deep exhibition, a mentor environmental Artist for the residency, and an integral part of Deering’s National Endowment for the Arts Grant.

 

Lucinda Linderman “Green Wall”

 

Lucinda has been in juried group shows in the Hunter Museum of Art in Chattanooga, TN, the Young at Art Museum in Davie, Fl, the Lowe Museum in Coral Gables, Fl, and in the Coral Gables Museum of Art. She has shown extensively throughout the east coast including New York; and internationally in Mexico and Spain. Lucinda is in the Dianne and John Merrick collection, the Mohawk Industries corporate collection, Bernice Steinbaum’s collection, as well as private collections in Canada and France.

 

 

 

 

 

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

 

 

 

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

 

Armory Art Salon Features Anja Marais “Memorial Landscapes Between Transformation And Disintegration: Photography As A Textural Approach” On February 6th

The Armory Art Center brings so many opportunities not only to artists, but to art lovers.  The monthly Art Salons led by Elle Schorr allow all of us to meet and better understand the creative process with international, nationally and locally based artists.  Meet multi-disciplinary artist, Anja Marais on Tuesday, February 6th, as she discusses “Memorial Landscapes between transformation and disintegration: Photography as a textural approach”.  The public is invited.  The Rickie Report shares the details.  Stop and look at the art…hear the creators…share the wonder!

 

 

811 Park Place   West Palm Beach, Florida 33401

(561) 832-1776     armoryart.org

 

AT THE ART SALON:

TUESDAY,  FEBRUARY 6, 2018

6:30 -8:30 pm

“Memorial Landscapes Between Transformation And Disintegration:

Photography As A Textural Approach”

 

 

PRESENTED BY

ANJA  MARAIS

 

 

IN THE ARMORY ART CENTER LIBRARY

 

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. There is a $10 donation for each salon.

 

 

 

“A Poem For The Sharpevilles One Year” by Anja Marais

 

 

Anja Marais is a South African sculptor and multi-disciplinary artist. She has completed residencies in Japan, Korea, Russia and Florida and completed solo and group shows in Asia, Europe and the US.  Anja’s website shares the following: “Hi. I’m Anja, a multi-disciplinary visual artist. My art is being exhibited in the national and international arena and collected by private entities and museums. In my art practice, I use history as a leitmotiv – mostly the lineage of the ancestral and the ecological – to create milieus where the fragile and weary voyager can be hallowed”.

 

For more information about Anja:  www.anjamarais.com

 

 

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

 

 

 

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

Flamingo Clay Studio Hosts Special Fiber And Sculpture Workshop With International Artists, “Meski” Assegued, Elias Sime And Bruce Brown

Flamingo Clay Studio and Clay Glass Metal Stone Gallery in Lake Worth will host international artists, Meskerem “Meski” Assegued, Elias Sime and Bruce Brown on Tuesday, April 18th.  There will be a special Workshop for Fiber Artists and Sculptors. “Meski” is an amazing artist and world famous art curator. The Rickie Report shares the details and urges fiber artists, sculptors and artists interested in learning new techniques to register. The Flamingo Clay Studio is a non-profit artist cooperative operating the popular Clay Glass Metal Stone Gallery in downtown Lake Worth.

 

 

FLAMINGO  CLAY  STUDIO

&

CLAY  GLASS METAL  STONE  GALLERY

 

PRESENT:

Elias  Sime

TUESDAY, APRIL 18th

 

WORKSHOP  FOR  FIBER & SCULPTURE  ARTISTS

 

10 AM – 3 PM      

 $35.   For Workshop

 

To Register:  CGMSGallery@FlamingoClayStudio.org

OR

Call  215.205.9441

See Bruce Brown‘s Kinetic Sculptures

at

CLAY  GLASS  METAL  STONE  GALLERY

15 South J Street   Lake Worth, FL

MEET INTERNATIONAL ARTIST AND CURATOR:

Meskerem “Meski” Assegued

 

 

 

 

 

 

Elias Sime (b.1968 Addis Ababa, Ethiopia) is a multi-disciplinary artist working primarily in relief sculpture and architecture. For more than twenty-five years, he has made collage and sculptural assemblage from found objects such as thread, buttons, plastic, animal skins, horn, fabric and bottle tops, alongside organic building materials and binding agents such as mud and straw. Many of the objects come from Mercato, the Addis Ababa open-air market, said to be the largest in Africa, and in particular the market’s Menalesh Tera section—literally “what do you have?”—where trash is repurposed in resourceful ways and its new potential is shared among the community.

 

Sime has a masterful handling of material, with fluency and pure formal instincts a hallmark of his practice. In the past decade he has sought to better understand the cultural and historic underpinnings of those instincts, traveling with the anthropologist Meskerem Assegued through rural villages in Ethiopia to research ancient rituals still in practice. Sime collects histories and vernacular techniques as much as objects.

 

Mixed Media by Elias Sime (Photo Courtesy of Lula Lake Worth Art)

 

One of the most prominent names in the East African art scene, Sime founded, designed and constructed the Zoma Contemporary Art Center in Addis Ababa, an international art center described by the New York Times as “a voluptuous dream, a swirl of ancient technique and ecstatic imagination.” His work has been shown internationally at the Dak’Art Biennale in Dakar, Senegal; the New Crowned Hope Festival in Vienna, Austria; and in the US at the Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York; the Studio Museum in Harlem; and a survey exhibition that traveled from the Santa Monica Museum of Art, CA, to the North Dakota Museum of Art. Sime designed props and artwork for Peter Sellars’ production of Igor Stravinsky’s opera Oedipus Rex, which has been performed at the Los Angeles Philharmonic and Sydney Opera House.  Elias’ work is included in the permanent collection of the Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York; Israel Museum, Jerusalem; North Carolina Museum of Art, Raleigh; Perez Museum of Art, Miami; North Dakota Museum of Art; Harn Museum of Art, University of Florida, Gainesville; Hood Museum of Art, Dartmouth College, NH; Ruth and Elmer Wellin Museum of Art, Hamilton College, Clinton, NY; and the Kemper Museum of Contemporary Art, Kansas City, MO.

 

 

Meskerem (“Meski”) Assegued, with her artist/inventor/engineer husband Bruce Brown, are residents of downtown Lake Worth. Bruce lives full time in the city, and Meski divides her time between Lake Worth, Addis Ababa and exhibitions in museums and galleries throughout the world that she is called upon to curate. She is also the founder of  Zoma Contemporary Arts Center (ZCAC)  which is an artist residency located in Addis Ababa and Dire Dawa. Over the last 16 years, Meskerem has curated numerous exhibitions both in Ethiopia and abroad. She was also a member of the selection committee for the 2004 Dak’Art Biennale and the 2007 Venice Biennale African Pavilion.

 

 

 

Bruce Brown is famous for his wonderful kinetic marble machines that were in the window of the gallery for several years.  He shares,” I like to watch things move and I like to make things. I could spend an hour watching pelicans and or a tractor moving earth. I can also spend all day shaping wood or bending wire until it becomes the thing I want. Art was a hobby most of my life. My career took me overseas fo many years. I managed computer systems in developing countries for U.S. Government relief and development efforts. Wherever I was, I enjoyed looking into the workshops and seeing things being made. Craftspeople with limited resources make up for it with perseverance and planning. I saw a plumber in Ethiopia drill a faucet hole in a sink by tapping on it with a screwdriver for an hour or so. With each tap, a tiny flake of porcelain broke loose. It seems tedious, but it probably didn’t take any longer than it would take me to drive to the hardware store and buy a carbide drill bit”.

 

Bruce Brown’s kinetic sculpture, as featured at International Kinetic Symposium 2017

 

 

“It seems like rolling ball sculptures and other kinetic art are always in the background somewhere. I see them in movies and commercials frequently. I’m not sure when I knew I wanted to make them, but I remember two pieces in particular that probably pushed me over the edge. Many years ago, I lived in Yellow Springs, Ohio. there was a jewelry store with an elaborate wire-work clock. It had many gears with human wire figures turning cranks and such. I always enjoyed stopping to look at it through the store window. A few years later I was delayed on a flight out of Sacramento. In the terminal was a big glass box with a rolling ball sculpture. I looked at it for hours; it had a wonderful chain lift and a couple of track switches.  I never throw anything electrical or electronic away. I have to take it apart and salvage things. Motors, wires, springs, screws. I like to make my art with what materials and tools I have on hand when I start. Often it begins with a leftover piece of wood…”

 

 

 

 

For more information about this workshop or exhibits at lay Glass Metal Stone Gallery or classes at Flamingo Clay Gallery:

Please contact Joyce@FlamingoClayStudio.org for full details.

 

 

 

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

Macro Photography of Rebecca Ryan is Featured At Studio 1608 “Modern” Exhibition

Macro photographer and mixed media artist, Rebecca Ryan’s creativity will be featured at the upcoming “Modern” Exhibit at Studio 1608 in West Palm Beach. The public is invited to the Opening Reception on Thursday, April 6th. The Rickie Report shares the details and some sneak peeks of Rebecca’s artistry.

 

 

S T U D I O   1608

 1608 S. Dixie Hwy West Palm Beach, FL
(2 blocks south of Norton Museum)
561-659-1883

PRESENTS:

THE     ART     OF     REBECCA     RYAN

At

1608   “Modern”   Exhibit

Public, Opening Reception:

Thursday, April 6

5:30 – 8:30 pm

 

 

 

Rebecca Ryan was born in Canada and now shares her time between Delray Beach and Canada. Her enthusiasm for nature comes through every piece of artwork she creates. She tells The Rickie Report, “I find so much inspiration to create during my time here in Southern Florida. Many of my photos of birds and flowers as well as the “Life Series”, “Rain” and “Beach Leaf Series” are all a celebration of the time I spend here.”

 

“Calla Lily” by Rebecca Ryan

 

“I have always loved and appreciated art. I spent many pleasurable days in the galleries of London, Paris, Milan and Florence while in my twenties. That really started my self study of art and art history.” With an artistic mother and a sister who is a patron of the arts, Rebecca has wonderful family support for her journey. After several years of illness, Rebecca had to slow down physically. Gardening became her process to create.

 

“Heaven and Earth” by Rebecca Ryan

Rebecca explains, “When I started to watch my gardens bloom and grow on a daily basis, it was magnificent! I wanted to share what I was privileged to see. I thought a camera was the best way to capture those moments. Once I looked through a macro lens, I found my passion!”

“Inside The Forbidden Fruit” by Rebecca Ryan

 

“The pallet of colors in nature is incredible. I celebrate them and create an abstract piece that will help the viewer to linger and enjoy what they would not otherwise see.” Rebecca is continuing her artist journey by developing new mixed media artworks, combining acrylic and photography. “I am honored and excited to be included for the second time at Studio 1608 in West Palm Beach.”

 

 

“Dance of the Fairy” by Rebecca Ryan

Rebecca shares her artist vision, “I hope to share a moment in nature with all its splendor with the viewer. I call my abstracts “The metamorphosis of nature’s palette”. Rebecca is a internationally collected artist. Her work is in private collections in Vancouver and Alberta Canada as well as in Mexico. She is making her foray into the US market with collectors in California and Florida, building on her previous Exhibitions in Vancouver, Canada and Florida. Her photographs are available in a wide range of sizes and mediums.

 

 

“The Writing Of Crime and Punishment” by Rebecca Ryan

 

 

For more information about Rebecca’s artwork:

www.rebeccaryanstudio.com

Email: info@rebeccaryanstudio.com

561-324-5449

 

 

About Studio 1608:

For painters, photographers and sculptors STUDIO 1608 is home to a collection of working artist studios from a variety of disciplines. An exciting space filled with history and architectural details, 1608 is an unexpected treasure in today’s commercial cookie cutter buildings. Conveniently located between the Norton Art Museum and Antique Row, STUDIO 1608 is a New York loft style building with over 7500 square feet of studio space. Built in 1937, surviving over one hundred hurricanes this two-story gem is brimming with character rarely found in a Florida building. With thirteen foot ceilings, seven foot sunlit-providing windows, exposed wooden beams and beautifully finished wooden floors that still show hints of a 1930’s car dealership, STUDIO 1608 is a haven for artists.

 

 

 

 

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

 

Rebecca Ryan’s Abstract Macro Photography To Be Featured At Studio 1608 “Modern” Exhibition

Macro photographer and mixed media artist, Rebecca Ryan’s creativity will be featured at the upcoming “Modern” Exhibit at Studio 1608 in West Palm Beach.  The public is invited to the Opening Reception on Thursday, April 6th.  The Rickie Report shares the details and some sneak peeks of Rebecca’s artistry.

 

 

 

 

STUDIO  1608

 

1608 S. Dixie Hwy     West Palm Beach, FL
(2 blocks south of Norton Museum)
561-659-1883

 

PRESENTS:

 

THE   ART   OF   REBECCA   RYAN

 

At

1608   “Modern”   Exhibit

 

 

 

Public, Opening Reception:

Thursday, April 6

5:30 – 8:30 pm

 

 

 

 

Rebecca Ryan was born in Canada and now shares her time between Delray Beach and Canada.  Her enthusiasm for nature comes through every piece of artwork she creates.  She tells The Rickie Report, “I find so much inspiration to create during my time here in Southern Florida. Many of my photos of birds and flowers as well as the “Life Series”, “Rain” and “Beach Leaf Series” are all a celebration of the time I spend here.”

 

 

“Calla Lily” by Rebecca Ryan

 

 

“I have always loved and appreciated art. I spent many pleasurable days in the galleries of London, Paris, Milan and Florence while in my twenties.  That really started my self study of art and art history.”  With an artistic mother and a sister who is a patron of the arts, Rebecca has wonderful family support for her journey.  After several years of illness, Rebecca had to slow down physically. Gardening became her process to create.

 

“Heaven and Earth” by Rebecca Ryan

 

 

 

Rebecca explains, “When I started to watch my gardens bloom and grow on a daily basis, it was magnificent! I wanted to share what I was privileged to see. I thought a camera was the best way to capture those moments. Once I looked through a macro lens, I found my passion!”

 

“Inside The Forbidden Fruit” by Rebecca Ryan

 

 

 

“The pallet of colors in nature is incredible. I celebrate them and create an abstract piece that will help the viewer to linger and enjoy what they would not otherwise see.”   Rebecca is continuing her artist journey by developing new mixed media artworks, combining acrylic and photography.   “I am honored and excited to be included for the second time at Studio 1608 in West Palm Beach.”

 

“Dance of the Fairy” by Rebecca Ryan

 

 

 

Rebecca shares her artist vision, “I hope to share a moment in nature with all its splendor with the viewer. I call my abstracts “The metamorphosis of nature’s palette”.  Rebecca is a internationally collected artist. Her work is in private collections in Vancouver and Alberta Canada as well as in Mexico. She is making her foray into the US market with collectors in California and Florida, building on her previous Exhibitions in Vancouver, Canada and Florida. Her photographs are available in a wide range of sizes and mediums.

 

“The Writing Of Crime and Punishment” by Rebecca Ryan

 

 

For more information about Rebecca’s artwork:  www.rebeccaryanstudio.com

Email: info@rebeccaryanstudio.com

 561-324-5449

 

About Studio 1608:

For painters, photographers and sculptors STUDIO 1608 is home to a collection of working artist studios from a variety of disciplines. An exciting space filled with history and architectural details, 1608 is an unexpected treasure in today’s commercial cookie cutter buildings.   Conveniently located between the Norton Art Museum and Antique Row, STUDIO 1608 is a New York loft style building with over 7500 square feet of studio space. Built in 1937, surviving over one hundred hurricanes this two-story gem is brimming with character rarely found in a Florida building. With thirteen foot ceilings, seven foot sunlit-providing windows, exposed wooden beams and beautifully finished wooden floors that still show hints of a 1930’s car dealership, STUDIO 1608 is a haven for artists.

 

 

 

 

 

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Rickie@therickiereport.com   561-537-0291

17019 SW Sapri Way   Port St. Lucie, FL 34986

 

 

CJR Fine Arts & Frame Celebrates With Ferjo Exhibit And Meet The Artist Reception

CJR Fine Arts & Frame celebrates its One Year Anniversary with a special art event!  Meet Ferjo, one of the most dynamic and exciting artists on the international stage. Whimsical, colorful and technically refined, Ferjo’s work is an exuberant mix of Cubism, Abstract Expressionism, Realism and Surrealism. His work is sought by collectors and galleries worldwide.  CJR Fine Arts & Frame presents an Exhibit of Ferjo’s work from November 12 -19th, with a special Meet the Artist Reception on Saturday, November 19th.  The Rickie Report shares the details and some sneak peeks.  Mark your calendars!  This is open to the public and free.

 

 

 

 

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CJR Fine Arts & Frame

514B North State Road 7
Royal Palm Beach, FL 33411
561-333-9472

cjrfinearts.com

 

 

Celebrate Our Anniversary!

Meet World Renown Artist:

 

F E R J O

 

 

Special Reception:

Saturday, November 19

6 – 9 pm  

Exhibition Available Nov.  12 -19th

 

 

 

 

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About Ferjo

 

Fernando de Jesus Oliveira (known as Ferjo) was born in Bahia, Brazil in 1946.  He studied at the prestigious Pennsylvania Academy of Fine Arts from 1974-1979, where he concentrated on landscape and portraiture. It was during this time that Ferjo began painting Cubist style landscapes and eventually moving to realist portraiture. This latter style is best evidenced by a mock group portrait (1978-1979) of the faculty of the Pennsylvania Academy, in which Ferjo posed his subjects in positions reminiscent of those of Leonardo Da Vinci’s “Last Supper”. Since receiving special accolades from the Pennsylvania Academy, first in 1978 and then again in 1979, Ferjo’s command of realist painting became widely recognized in galleries. After leaving The Academy, Ferjo’s natural artistry led him to explore a myriad of themes and styles, ranging from Realism to Surrealism.

 

 

Ferjo’s compositions combine the old masters and the new, in a magical bounty of color, surrealism, fantasy and beauty. His affinity for tokens adds a personal dimension to each work. Images of pencils, bubbles, fish, strawberries, and broken eggshells float throughout his work. The surrealist worlds he creates pay homage to Bosch, Vermeer, Van Gogh, Renoir, Picasso, Dali, Monet, Manet, Matisse, Miro, Modigliani, Da Vinci, Michelangelo, Mucha and Chagall. In Ferjo’s world, the laws of perspective and scale are given new meaning; space and time are manipulated in fantastical arrangements, giving the viewer a sense of falling into another dimension.

 

Whimsical, colorful and technically refined, Ferjo’s work is an exuberant mix of Cubism, Abstract Expressionism, Realism and Surrealism. Ferjo is a master painter with a style he can truly call his own. Ferjo’s work is sought by collectors and galleries worldwide.

 

 

 

 

 

For more information:

CJR Fine Arts & Frame

514B North State Road 7 Royal Palm Beach, FL 33411
561-333-9472
Email: mail@cjrfinearts.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

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Port St. Lucie, FL 34986

Rickie@therickiereport.com

561-537-0291

Karen “Zuk” Rosenblatt’s Cats Will Tickle Your Fancy At Spanish River Library & Community Center Exhibit

Award winning artist Karen “Zuk” Rosenblatt has many talents and a great sense of humor! Music  and art are her passions as well as….. cats! Her charming portraits of cats playing MahJongg or eyeing a fish bowl will surely bring a smile to your face.  The public is invited to see her exhibition at the Friends Art Gallery located in the Spanish River Library & Community Center in Boca Raton starting Sunday, June 26 through August 13th. The Rickie Report shares some sneak peeks and the details.  This exhibit is Free and Open to the public.  

 

 

Friends Art Gallery

Spanish River Library & Community Center

Featuring:  Karen “Zuk” Rosenblatt

 

June 26 – August 13, 2016

 

 

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Karen “Zuk” Rosenblatt,  “Ladybugs and Cat”

 

bocalibraryfriends.org

1501 NW Spanish River Blvd. Boca Raton, FL 33431

561.393.7852

Free Exhibit

Hours:

Monday-Thursday 9:00 a.m. – 9:00 p.m.
Friday & Saturday 9:00 a.m.-6:00 p.m.
Sunday noon – 6:00 p.m.

 

 

 

 

 

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“Meow-Jong” by Karen “Zuk” Rosenblatt

 

 

Karen tells The Rickie Report, “Until about 10 years ago I was painting mostly landscapes and animals. Although I enjoyed the subject matter I needed a niche that would set my work apart. I asked myself what is it that I love to paint and never tire of. The answer was “cats”. I find them truly mesmerizing, magical creatures. I never have far to look for inspiration. Ideas come to me as I watch my own cats and just let my imagination loose as I am continually charmed by them”.

 

 

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Karen “Zuk”Rosenblatt, “Siam I Am”

 

 

Karen Rosenblatt, a former pianist and teacher, transitioned to art after a strained finger forced her from the concert stage. “I can say that the creative spark finds a way to go on… Just let it burn”. Her father, a commercial artist/illustrator, passed on and left her his supplies. She took his signature (“Zuk”) a shortened version of the family name (“Zukoff”) and began her journey.

 

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Karen “Zuk” Rosenblatt  “Mouse House”

 

 

After studying various mediums she entered her first art show and won First Place in Oils. A new career was born! She also studied Advertising Art and Design at SUNY and began doing pen & ink renderings for real estate ads, magazine illustrations and pet portraits.

 

 

 

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Karen “Zuk” Rosenblatt “Catotonic”

 

 

 

 

Karen has had one-woman shows, exhibits in galleries, museums, outdoor shows and online venues. She has won awards in watercolors, oils, pastels and photography and her work is in collections worldwide.  Memberships include The Delray Art League and The Artist’s Guild of the Boca Raton Museum of Art (Signature Member and past Executive BOD).

 

 

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Karen “Zuk” Rosenblatt “Mirror Mirror On The Wall”

 

 

 

 

 

Although most of her work is realistic she enjoys adding a bit of humor (realism with a twist). Animals (especially cats) are her favorite subject, and her hope is that people who see her work will be inspired to treat them all with kindness and dignity.  “I soon realized that my love for cats was the constant evolving inspiration for most of my work. I particularly enjoy sharing their beauty, mystery and whimsical nature”.

 

 

 

 

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Karen “Zuk” Rosenblatt  “Kinship”

 

In her meticulously constructed paintings, Karen presents the viewer with the zany and mischievous world of cats. While her playful perspectives are amusingly distorted, the narratives created are refreshingly familiar. Her painting demonstrates the artist’s true ability to capture exciting concepts. It strays from an adherence to the pseudo-reality of photographic work and dashes into the realm of the artist’s imagination”.

 

 

Awards:

Made In China – First Place – Artists’ Guild Gallery
Made In China – Honorable Mention – Delray Art League Autumn Showcase
Mouse House – First Place – Living Room Theater
Siam I Am – First Place – Wyndham Hotel (Boca Festival Days)
Ferret and Friends – First Place – Living Room Theater
Mirror, Mirror On The Wall – Second Place – Living Room Theater
Catatonic – Third Place – Delray Art League Winter Interlude
Catatonic – Honorable Mention – Boca Raton Community Center
Catatonic – Honorable Mention – Living Room Theater
Catatonic – Honorable Mention – Ocean Ridge Town Hall
Dragonfly and Cat – Third Place – Living Room Theater
Eye to Eye – Special Merit – Light Space Time Gallery
Everglades Evening – Honorable Mention – Living Room Theater
Loxahatchee Sunset – Honorable Mention – Loxahatchee Visions Art Show
Simon – Honorable Mention – Artists’ Guild Gallery

 

 

 

 

 

For More Information about Karen “Zuk” Rosenblatt’s artwork, please visit:

www.KarenZukRosenblatt.com
www.checkadvantage.com/karen-zuk-rosenblatt
www.facebook.com/ArtByZuk
www.zazzle.com/artbyzukcreations

 

 

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Rickie@therickiereport.com

561-537-0291

Wellington Art Society Features Chinese Brush Painting With Internationally Renown Artist, Susan Wilders

The Wellington Art Society will feature local artist and teacher Susan Wilders at their November 11, 2015 meeting, to be held at Bootz Culture Camp in Royal Palm Beach.  Everyone is invited to the Meet and Greet, which begins at 6:30, followed by a short meeting and member spotlight. Susan is an accomplished Chinese Brush Painting artist. Susan has been painting in the styles of the Edo and Lingnan schools for 20 years. She studied Chinese Brush Painting and Japanese Sumi-e from two of our country’s foremost masters, Mr. Chow Chian-Chiu and Mrs. Chow Leung Chen-Ying.

 

 

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WELLINGTON ART SOCIETY

FEATURES

SUSAN WILDERS

CHINESE BRUSH PAINTING

Wednesday, November 11th

6:30 pm

Bootz Culture Camp

420 State Road 7     Unit 120       

Royal Palm Beach, FL

 

 

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Chinese Brush Painting by Susan Wilders

 

 

The Wellington Art Society will feature local artist and teacher Susan Wilders at their November 11, 2015 meeting at Bootz Culture Camp, 420 State Road 7, room 120, Royal Palm Beach. Meet and greet will begin at 6:30, followed by a short meeting and member spotlight.

 

 

 

 

 

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Chinese Brush Painting by Susan Wilders

The demonstrator for the evening will be Susan Wilders, accomplished Chinese Brush Painting artist. Susan has been painting in the styles of the Edo and Lingnan schools for 20 years. She studied Chinese Brush Painting and Japanese Sumi-e from two of our country’s foremost masters, Mr. Chow Chian-Chiu and Mrs. Chow Leung Chen-Ying.

 

 

 

 

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Chinese Brush Painting by Susan Wilders

As Susan says, “Teachers open the door, but you must enter”. She entered that door twenty years ago and feels the joy of Chinese painting has enriched her life. Underlying the simplicity of the composition is a philosophy that sees a unifying pattern of life in all natural forms. Bamboo signifies the will to survive; the orchid represents the Yin energy; the plum blossoms re-emergence and continuity of life and the chrysanthemum associates fragrant plants with ideals of moralistic behavior and the changing of the seasons.

 

 

 

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Chinese Brush Painting by Susan Wilders

From these four, all subjects can be created with beautiful strokes and the right amount of ink, water and pressure. The spirit of the brush brings flowers, birds, animals and landscapes to life.

 

 

 

 

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Chinese Brush Painting by Susan Wilders

Susan Wilders teaches her art at the Armory Art Center and Morikami Museum, as well as various school programs in Palm Beach County and the state art program for special needs adults and children. She has conducted workshops and given lectures and demonstrations at the Norton Museum. Her work has been shown in many Florida shows and the Charles Sumner Museum in Washington, D.C. Susan’s paintings are in collections throughout the United States and Europe.

 

 

 

About Wellington Art Society:

The Wellington Art Society is a non-profit charitable organization. In its 35th year, WAS 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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The Rickie Report

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Rickie@therickiereport.com

561-537-0291