Armory Art Center 2nd Biennial “Artists Of Art Salon” Exhibition Opening Reception December 15th And Artist Lecture January 6

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.  Celebrate the  2nd Biennial “Artists of Art Salon” Exhibition, featuring “Influential South Florida Artists”. The show exhibits the work of 57 artists who had spoken at Art Salons since their inception in 2015!  The public is invited to the Opening Reception on Friday, December 15th and a Closing Reception on January 6th.  The Rickie Report shares the details and suggest you give yourself a treat during this hectic time. 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

 

 

2nd Biennial “Artists of Art Salon” Exhibition:

“Influential South Florida Artists”

 

 

Opening Reception:

Friday, December 15, 2017 | 6:00 – 8:00 pm

*Members free, $5 for non-members

Closing Reception and Artist Talks:

Saturday, January 6, 2018 |4:00 – 6:00 pm

* No admission fee

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.

Duane Brant Red Cube Crockery Installation

 

 

 

From now through January 6, 2018, the Armory will host the 2nd Biennial of “Artists of Art Salon” curated by Elle Schorr, founder and organizer of Art Salons at the Armory. This exhibition features trends and ideas in contemporary art as seen through the eyes of some of South Florida’s most influential artists, all of whom have given presentations at Elle Schorr’s Art Salons at the Armory Art Center over the past two years. The works, created by twenty-one locally, nationally, and internationally recognized artists will fill the Armory’s Montgomery Hall. Paintings, drawings, sculptures, photography, fiber works, mixed media, videos, and installations will be included in the exhibition to address a wide range of social, cultural, and aesthetic concerns.

 

 

Sri Prabha “The Light That Brings Hope”, detail

 

 

Art Salons at the Armory have been contributing to the understanding of contemporary art practices in South Florida since April, 2012. Presentations have been given by artists about their own work, about the work of well-known artists who influenced them, and about professional artist development. The first Artists of Art Salon exhibition was in 2015 at the Armory. The show exhibited the work of fifty-seven artists who had spoken at Art Salons.

 

Kerry Phillips “Table & Yarn”

 

 

Elle Schorr said, “I am thrilled to be curating a 2nd exhibition of artists who have spoken at Art Salons. They have collectively become a “Who’s Who” of influential contemporary artists in South Florida. Many are on the faculties at South Florida universities, colleges, and high schools. Many are winners of the prestigious South Florida Cultural Consortium Awards and have exhibited locally, often nationally, and internationally. The work they show to be representative of trends in contemporary conceptual practice, including work using a wide array of materials, techniques, and technologies.”

 

Elle Schorr “Regatta in Boho”

 

 

List of Exhibiting Artists by County

 

PALM BEACH COUNTY

 

Amy Broderick – Drawing and Photography
amysbroderick@gmail.com
http://www.amybroderick.com/

Nazare Feliciano – Ceramics
http://nazarefeliciano.com  felicianonazare@gmail.com
nazarefeliciano.com

Sarah Knouse – Fiber Sculptures
sarah_knouse@yahoo.com
http://sarahknouse.squarespace.com/

Allison Kotzig Embroidery, Video, Found Natural and Human–Made Objects
shinyfluff@gmail.com
http://www.kotzig.com/

Dorotha Grace Lemeh – Photography, Video, and Found Objects
dglemeh@gmail.com   dlemeh@fau.edu

JoAnn Nava – Contemporary Folk Painting and Sculpture
JoAnnNava@aol.com
http://joannnava.com/

Terre Rybovich – Charcoal Drawing
terrerybovich@gmail.com
http://www.terrerybovich.com/

Elle Schorr – Photographic Installation
elleschorr@elleschorrphotography.com
http://www.elleschorrphotography.com

Sandra Schulman – Book, DVD, and Magazine
sandraslink@gmail.com
http://www.sandraschulman.com/

Leora Stewart – Fiber Installation
klaymerl@aol.com
http://www.leorakstewart.com/

Vicki Siegel – Mixed Media
vickisiegelart@gmail.com
http://www.vickisiegelart.com/

Mark Walnock – Ceramics
Mark.Walnock@armoryart.org
https://www.linkedin.com/in/mark-walnock-04222690/

Stephen Futej – Ceramics and Glass
sfutej@my.fau.edu
https://www.linkedin.com/in/stephen-futej-6b922026/

 

BROWARD  COUNTY

Pip Brant – Tapestry, Collaborative Sculpture with Duane Brant
brantp@fiu.edu    brantpip@gmail.com
http://brantpip.wixsite.com/pipbrant

Duane Brant – Ceramics, Collaborative Sculpture with Pip Brant
duanejamesbrant@gmail.com
http://duanejamesbrant.wixsite.com/duanebrant

Silvia Lizama – Hand-Colored Photography
slizama@barry.edu
http://silvializama.com/

Sri Prabha – Video Installation and Photography
sri@sriprabha.com
http://www.sriprabha.com/

 

MIAMI – DADE COUNTIES

 

Juan “Erman” Gonzales – Fiber, Cut Paper, and Mixed Media
ermang@bellsouth.net
http://dvcai.org/portfolio_page/juan-erman-gonzales/

T. J. Ahearn (Jane Hart) – Collages on Vintage Record Albums
janehart@me.com

Randy Burman – Chair Sculptures, Signs on Stanchions
me@randyburman.com
http://randyburman.com/

Kerry Phillips – Found Object Installation
kerrymiami3@aol.com
http://www.kerryphillipsart.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

 

 

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Armory Art Salon Features “Hablando En Chino” With Juan Erman Gonzales Tuesday, January 3rd

ART SALONS at the ARMORY ART CENTER in West Palm Beach are a gathering place for artists throughout the region. Each month from October to May, Art Salons offer presentations by professional artists whose artwork is being shown in museums and galleries in South Florida. Presenters show their work, talk about their influences, and explore the work of artists showing in museums and galleries. Stimulating discussions follow, led by Coordinator, Elle Shorr.  The public is invited to  “Hablando En Chino” with  Juan Erman Gonzales on Tuesday, January 3, 2017.  The Rickie Report shares the details and some sneak peeks.

 

 

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1700 Parker Avenue    West Palm Beach, Florida 33401

(561) 832-1776      armoryart.org

 

 

AT THE ART SALON:

TUESDAY, January 3, 2017

6:30 -8:30 pm

“HABLANDO EN “CHINO”

PRESENTED BY

JUAN ERMAN GONZALES

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.

 

 

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“Female – Unspecified” by Juan Erman Gonzales

Juan Antonio Gonzalez, better known as “Erman” (Cuba, 1956), is a mixed media artist whose theme driven, series based works are rooted in migration. Using utilitarian methods like wood-work, sewing and ceramics Erman creates original components for 2 and 3D collage, assemblage and installations long thought to echo and materialize remembrance, to converse about exile, displacement, up-rootness and transculture, with sub-contexts of family, gender and Afro-Caribbean folklore, from a Cuban-American vernacular. This dialogue is achieved with a very personal iconography: empty chairs and cups, ladders reaching heights and depths, wearer-less shoes, floating windows, the bifurcated but not barren landscape presented in a sub-reality where familial issues of home and homelands are questioned, challenged and when successful, resolved. He has taught art practices to children and adults living with disabilities and has been the guest lecturer at Edna Manley College in Jamaica, the National Gallery of the Bahamas, FIT in New York, Colorado State University and Lincoln Center in Ft. Collins, Colorado and most recently at Broward College in Davie, Florida in conjunction with his solo, traveling exhibition “Cortando, Cosiendo y Recordando,” a catalogued survey of works curated by Rosie Gordon-Wallace.

 

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“Hollywood” by Juan Erman Gonzales

 

Erman’s works form part of many collections including the Miami Art Museum, Miami-Dade Public Library, Craig Robbin’s and Instituto Sacatar in Brazil where he was awarded an International Fellowship in 2006 culminating in a solo exhibition at ACBEU Gallery. He is presently engaged in a new series titled “I Am That, I Am” where using original stencils and drawing, he is experimenting with multiples, repetition and layering while analyzing names, adjectives and phraseology used by others when describing him.

 

 

 

 

ARMORY ART CENTER:

The mission of the Armory Art Center is to inspire the creation and experience of art. The Armory’s vision is to be the leading visual arts education and exhibition center of the Palm Beaches. Housed in an historic Art Deco building, the Armory provides art classes for students of all ages, exhibitions, art salons, lectures, and special events. Held in twelve state-of-the-art studios, nearly 100 courses are offered including ceramics, digital arts, drawing, glass fusing, jewelry, painting, printmaking, fibers, sculpture, and 20 exhibitions are hosted annually in four galleries.

For more information visit:

www.armoryart.org or call 561-832-1776 x33

ABOUT ART SALONS:

Our discussions cover the gamut of contemporary art themes, including conceptual, cultural, socio/political, environmental, race and gender focused and aesthetic practices, the materials and techniques used to convey these ideas, and where we fit into the world of contemporary conceptual art. Art Salons also offer the opportunity to explore the practical side of being an artist, enhance professional development, share useful resources, and network with other artists. Elle Schorr, a well known artist / photographer who spends much of her time at museums and art exhibits locally and internationally, has been facilitating the salons, hosted by the Armory Art Center, since 2012. All are welcome to join in these timely explorations of trends in contemporary art and individual artists’ work.

Videos of past Art Salon presentations are available on-line at:

http://www.elleschorrphotography.com/salon-presentations.php

 

 

 

 

 

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Rolando Chang Barrero Fine Art Gallery Opens: Offering Fine Art, Craft, Wearable Art

Rolando Chang Barrero, recipient of a Congressional Letter of Commendation in 2014, for his tireless work on behalf of education and the arts, is opening a new gallery space in Lake Worth.  Rolando Chang Barrero Fine Art Gallery will be overseen by the artist himself and Mila Troytsky of ArtDom. Visitors will see an eclectic mix of wall art, static sculpture, wearable art, eco-political art, plein air paintings, handmade glass, the written word, kinetic sculpture and fine art photography.  The Grand Opening takes place on Friday, November 21st at 7pm.  An RSVP for this FREE event is necessary. The Rickie Report shares the details and an overview of the opening artists.

 

 

 

 

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Rolando Chang Barrero Fine Art Gallery

Opening Reception

 

Friday, November 21st

 

7pm

 

 

Please RSVP for the opening :

http://www.eventbrite.com/e/grand-opening-of-rolando-chang-barrero-fine-art-tickets-13712950805

 

711 Lucerne Avenue, Lake Worth, Florida 33460

786-521-1199

 

Gallery Hours:

11 am to 7 pm  Closed on Thursdays

 

 

 

Rolando Chang Barrero (Photo by Joseph Reilly)

Rolando Chang Barrero (Photo by Joseph Reilly)

 

Rolando Chang Barrero, was born in Coconut Grove, FL and currently resides in West Palm Beach, FL.  After receiving a BFA School of the Art Institute of Chicago, Rolando became an artist and art activist. Pulling together artists from various media and spectrums of life, his own artwork often took a back seat. His famous Art Walks established the Boynton Beach Arts District as the place to be seen.  He assures The Rickie Report that those will continue on a monthly basis, even as he puts his energies into this new gallery in Lake Worth.  His studio remains at 410 West Industrial Ave., Boynton Beach, FL.  In addition, he and Craig McInnis are organizing Art Synergy/Art Palm Beach ART WEEK for January, 2015. 

 

 

 

Eleazar Delgado

Eleazar Delgado

 

A Partial List of Artists at press time includes:

 

Aidana Baldassarre,  Carlos Alves, Sheree Reynolds, Diane Arrieta, Durga Garcia, Juan Erman Gonzales, Monique Lassooij, Karen McGovern, Debbie Lee-Mostel, Eleazar Delgado, Frances Lynn, Ilene Adams, Jim Rabidoux, Joann Urban, Nazare Feliciano, Russell Levine, Ray Gross, Robert Catapano, Serafima Sokolov, Renda Writer and more to follow.

 

 

"Breast Cancer" by Juan Erman Gonzales

“Breast Cancer” by Juan Erman Gonzales

 

Rolando has over 30 years of gallery experience, including Gallery 99 in Bal Harbour, Florida; Latino Fine Art in Chicago, Illinois; Randolph Street Gallery, Chicago, Illinios; Ground Level Gallery, Miami Beach, Florida (partnership with South Florida Art Center and Jennie Person); ActivistArtistA Gallery, Phoenix, Arizona (sole pro.); ActivistArtistA Gallery, Boynton Beach, Florida (sole pro.) and now Rolando Chang Barrero Fine Art, Lake Worth, Florida (sole pro).

 

 

Ceramic by Carlos Alves

Ceramic by Carlos Alves

 

 

Rolando’s exhibitions and CV read like a very busy calendar – with something happening daily, weekly, monthly and often simultaneously. He was most recently a Featured Artist at the John D. MacArthur Library of Florida Atlantic University, Jupiter, FL ( October 2014).

 

 

 

 

Nazare "Baby Blanket"

Nazare Feliciano’s “Baby Blanket”

 

 

 

 Soon after his Gallery Opening, Rolando will participate in “Endagered Exhibition” as an Invited Artist, Miami, FL (December,2014), Armory Art Center’s Art Salon as an Invited Artist (November 2014), and Art In Public Places, Paint by Numbers Mural, West Palm Beach, November 2014. He is booked in 2015 for a Solo Exhibition at Jonathan Dickinson State Park, Florida (Fall 2015).  

 

 

James Rabidoux

James Rabidoux

 

 

 

 

Previous Exhibitions

 

  • Art Exhibit and Silent Auction, Jonathan Dickinson State Park, FL 2014
  • Solo Exhibition, Americana, Boynton Beach, FL 2014
  • Solo Exhibition, Sacred Hearts, Costars, Lake Worth, FL, 2014
  • Delray Wildflowers, The Beat Cup, Delray Beach, FL, 2014
  • The Great Give, Community Foundation, West Palm Beach, FL, 2014 (Special Event) Art in Public Places
  • C’est la Via, West Palm Beach, FL, 2014
  • The Beat Generation Exhibition at ActivistArtistA, Boynton Beach,FL,  2014
  • Small Works, JF Gallery, West Palm Beach, FL, 2014
  • Los Cuatros at CU-1 Gallery, Miami, FL, 2014
  • The Wellington Art Society, Wellington, FL,  2014 (Speaker)
  • Art in Public Places, Elements, City of Boynton Beach, FL, 2014
  • Solo Exhibition, Surface and Symbol at Unit 1 Gallery, Lake Worth, FL, 2013
  • Art in Public Places, Color Birds, City of Palm Beach Gardens, FL, 2013
  • SCOPE, Art Basel. Miami, 2013
  • The Invisible Horde at Unit 1. Lake Worth, Florida 2013

 

 

Serafima Sokolov

Serafima Sokolov

 

 

 

Awards

 

  • ActivistArtistA Gallery, (Best Art Exhibition 2014)
  • Most Intriguing Man in the Arts (TWN, 2014)
  • Green Trailblazer of Palm Beach (Sun Sentinel, 2014)
  • Congressional Letter of Commendation in the Arts 2014
  • Boynton Beach Art District, Director (Best Art Walk 2013)
  • Ryerson Traveling Fellowship
  • 4 Solo Exhibitions , and over 12 group exhibitions in 2014
  • Book Published by John D. MacArthur Library “Mi Pajaro: Art of Rolando Chang Barrero”

 

 

"Woman of Moore Haven" by Russell Levine

“Woman of Moore Haven” by Russell Levine

 

For more information please visit:

Website/Blog: http://rolandochangbarrerofineart.blogspot.com/

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/RolandoChangBarreroFineArt

ActivistArtistA Gallery/Studio
rolandobarrero@me.com

 

 

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