Art On Park Gallery Celebrates The Artworks And Community Service Of Joe And Irma Friedman On March 9th

Join the Artists of Palm Beach County at Art on Park Gallery as they celebrate the artistry and community service of Joe and Irma Friedman.  The public is invited to a free Opening Reception on Friday, March 9th at the Lake Park gallery.  The Rickie Report shares the details and some sneak peeks.





800 Park Avenue, Lake Park FL 33403






5 – 8 PM




800 Park Avenue, Lake Park FL 33403



“Private Conversation” by Joe Friedman




Joe Friedman grew up in Philadelphia where he began his studies in art. Upon graduation from high school he received a four year scholarship to the Pennsylvania Academy of Fine Art.  Over the years his work has evolved from a strictly representational view to a more interpretive approach.

“Tyler” by Joe Friedman


While Joe works more traditionally in oils, he is also fond of sketching.  In fact, he is well known for his early impromptu and then more formalized drawing classes for young adults through the auspices of the Artists of Palm Beach County.   Joe has been active with Artists of Palm Beach County and is currently President of the organization.


“Elizabeth’s Garden” by Irma Friedman


Irma has always been involved in art, from her studies in high school to the Philadelphia Museum College of Art. Always fascinated with nature, her work on canvas demonstrates her love of floral interpretation. Irma enjoys working in acrylic and her attention to detail can be seen in her sensitive drawings.


“Irma’s Daisies” by Irma Friedman



Irma and Joe met while each was on vacation in the Pocono Mountains. Irma and Joe have been painting together ever since.  It is fascinating to watch them working on their own artwork and one of them will stop, come over to the other’s easel and suggest ” a little more yellow”.  A marriage of artistry and love!


For more information:
APBC Art on Park Gallery
800 Park Avenue, Lake Park FL 33403






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‘Art on Park’ Is a Dream Come True! You’re Invited to the Opening Reception!

The Artists of Palm Beach County have found a home!  Art on Park, located on Park Avenue in Lake Park is a splendid space to view, buy or take classes. The Rickie Report was invited to a personal tour with Association President, Joe Friedman and his wife, Irma.  Come to their Grand Opening on January   25th.  Enjoy the refreshments, the vibe and bring some friends!


Artists of Palm Beach County

Announces the  Grand Opening Reception

Art on Park Gallery

800 Park Ave in Lake Park

Friday, January 25, 2013

5:00 to 8:00 p.m.

The gallery is another step in establishing an art community corridor on Park Avenue.  Mo’s Art Theatre, Easel Art Supply, and dance studios already lined the avenue, and now Lake Park and the Artists of Palm Beach County can proudly boast about the new art gallery. Come to meet the artists, see their beautiful work, enjoy a glass of wine, refreshments, and live music.


The current exhibition includes the work of over thirty artists whose work represents various media, among them oils, ceramic, acrylics, watercolor, and photography as well as books of poetry. The group is made up of visual artists, writers and is open to performing artists and musicians. The gallery has co-op space available on a juried basis. 


The Artists of Palm Beach County include a wide array of creators.  Beside the predictable array of  painters, glass makers, sculptors, ceramicists and jewelers, this group also includes authors, poets, musical composers – and the work you will see is nothing predictable!   The poets paint, the sculptors compose and they have joined forces to offer a nurturing, supportive sense of camaraderie.


Irma at her easel

Irma at her easel

With over 100 members, there are currently one third of them showing their work in the gallery. Some of the artists use their space for exhibition while others have their brushes and canvases at the ready and will work here.  There is a spacious area for the artist-members to offer classes which will be open to the public. There are moveable walls and plenty of electrical outlets in the renovated space.


Views of the Gallery

Views of the Gallery

The Artists of Palm Beach County incorporated in 2004 as a not-for-profit group.  “Art on Park is a dream come true,” Joe Friedman tells The Rickie Report.  A committee from the Association has been in negotiations with the City of Lake Park for almost a year.  “The space will feature member artists on a rotating basis, in addition to the availability of leasing spaces of varying sizes”, he explains. There are over 25 spaces available.



Becoming a member is $50. annually and the perks are IMG_0260tremendous! Monthly meetings include sharing your work with everyone, demonstrations and guest speakers.  We don’t think you will come only for the food, but the array is truly delectable! (Some of the member-artists take their creativity into the kitchen)…


Members have the opportunity to show their work at Art on Park, teach classes to the public, become a Featured Artist and so much more.  The space already has three pottery wheels and a large kiln.  The generosity of this group will extend to the residents of Lake Park as well.  Art on Park will offer one free, two-hour class to residents once a month.


The Artists of Palm Beach County is eager to welcome more artists to be involved, grow their membership and begin taking advantage of their new space.  If an artist is interested in using the space to teach, use the pottery wheels or the kiln please contact Joe Friedman, President at : 561.252.4894 or go to



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