“Art At Home” Exhibit Featured At Ft. Lauderdale Home Design Show Memorial Day Weekend

To underline the role of art as an intrinsic element in every home, 15 South Florida artists have been selected to exhibit their work as part of the “At Home with Art” showcase at the Fort Lauderdale Home Design and Remodeling Show, May 27-30 (Memorial Day Weekend) at the Broward County Convention Center.  Meet these “Art Ambassadors”, see what their creativity can add to your home or office.  Learn how their artwork is created and about more local art events! Also includes: Seminars by DIY Network’s Sara Bendrick of “I Hate My Yard” and Jason Cameron of “Man Caves” and “Desperate Landscapes”; consultations with South Florida Interior Designers at four room vignettes designed exclusively for the Show; as well as cooking demonstrations at the Culinary Experience Stage. The Rickie Report shares the details and a taste of what the artists have to offer.



Become “At Home with Art”!






2016 Ft. Lauderdale

Home Design and Remodeling Show’s

Featured Artists:




Jen Walls ◊ Lynda Sauls ◊ Steve Romero

Patricia Beltran ◊ Yvette Michele Booth

Shernett Muhammad ◊ Aida Tejada  

Josepo ◊ Sandra Garcia Pardo 

Phoenix Marks ◊ Brett Aiton 

Cynthia Inklebarger ◊ Tatiana Cast

Terry Mulrooney ◊ Carlos Gonzalez




Friday, May 27    4:00 – 9:30 pm
Saturday, May 28   Noon – 9:30 pm
Sunday, May 29      Noon – 9:30 pm
Monday, May 30 (Memorial Day)  Noon – 7:30 pm





Enjoy a $3.00 discount on adult admission

Tickets online by May 26th!




The Broward County Convention Center
1950 Eisenhower Boulevard

Fort Lauderdale, FL





Jen Walls


In her submission application, artist Jen Walls (who recently moved to Broward from Charlotte, NC) stated: “As a new resident of Broward County, I am thrilled to find a vibrant, active art community filled with a wide variety of venues and events. The arts here are a fantastic example of what other parts of the country could accomplish with the type of widespread support you see here in South Florida.”


FtLauderdale(10) Wyatt Was No Wallflower by Jen Walls

“Wyatt Was No Wallflower” by Jen Walls



Artists are required to “self-curate” a space collaborating with artists who they may or may not have known beforehand. The artists will be at the Convention Center all weekend to speak about their exhibit. The six mini-exhibits made up of paintings, photography and sculpture are:


FtLauderdale(1) Magnolia by Lynda Sauls

“Magnolia” by Lynda Sauls

FtLauderdale(2) The Lone Palm by Steve Romero

“The Lone Palm” by Steve Romero




FtLauderdale(3) Destination by Patricia Beltran

“Destination”  by Patricia Beltran




· “Surroundings” by Lynda Sauls, Steve Romero and Patricia Beltran of the Weston Art Guild aims to stimulate and provoke awareness of South Florida’s treasures. The artists invite the viewer to slow down and appreciate the artists’ reverence for the ordinary, overlooked, and awesome skies. Apart from their work as artists, Sauls serves as President of the Weston Art Guild; Romero aims to highlight the beauty of South Florida in his photographs; and Beltran offers art workshops for children at her studio.


Ftlauderdale(5) Twilight Flowers - detail - by Yvette Michele Booth

“Twilight Flowers” – detail – by Yvette Michele Booth


FtLauderdale(4) Layla Night Falls by Shernett Muhammad

“Layla Night Falls” by Shernett Muhammad



· “Abstractive Fusion” by Yvette Michele Booth and Shernett Muhammad, addresses the melting together of ideas and elements from nature, expressions of bold color and life experiences. Booth is an arts journalist and blogs weekly in support of a cure of Aids and HIV, using art as a means to create awareness. This is Muhammad’s second time participating in “At Home with Art.” Muhammad’s art reflects her dedication to capturing Florida’s natural environment.


Ftlauderdale(6) From Series - Dreams by Aida Tejada

“From Series – Dreams” by Aida Tejada





ftLaduerdale(7) Cradle by Josepo

“Cradle” by Josepo




FtLauderdaleHomeShowTango by Sandra Garcia Pardo

“Tango” by Sandra Garcia Pardo




· “Delirium” by Miami artists, Aida Tejada, Josepo and Sandra Garcia-Pardo shows the consequences of obsessive experimentations on their art when looking for accurate definitions of their emotions and dreams, as well as the role of art and its commitment to society. Tejada teaches experimental photography at her studio; Josepo incorporates reclaimed materials, from his work in the construction business, and gives them new life; and Garcia-Pardo is the 2011 recipient of the Miami-Dade Community and Tourist Development Council Grants Program.



FtLauderdaleHomeShowSanctuary by Phoenix Marks

“Sanctuary” by Phoenix Marks


· “The Nature of Women” explores the world outside cities and towns: the kingdoms of animals and plants, the sunsets, mountains and vistas that inspire us as viewed, specifically through the eyes of women. Through Phoenix Marks’ photography and Jen Walls mixed-media work, they challenge the viewer to question: “What does our view of the wild say about our own human nature?” Marks serves as President of the National League of American Pen Women (Fort Lauderdale Branch) and Vice President of the Broward Art Guild; Walls has taught art in North Carolina and will participate this summer in the Artist in Residence program at the Olive Stack Gallery in Ireland.


FtLauderdale(11) Pose by Brett Aiton

“Pose” by Brett Aiton




FtLauderdale(12) Martian Atmosphere by Cynthia Inklebarger

“Martian Atmosphere” by Cynthia Inklebarger




· “Nature” is an exhibit displaying two artists’ love and perspective on the world we live. Brett Aiton having extensive training with animals, shows his love and respect for the creatures that keep humanity alive in his colorful oil paintings. Cynthia Bebak Inklebarger is an experienced mixed-media artist that paints nature from an abstract lens. Her style ranges from finite detail to colorful representations of the environment. Both of their devotion to the outside is evident in their differing illustrations. Aiton’s admiration of wildlife began in his native Indiana and studies in Veterinary Medicine. He has also written a series of teenage fiction books. Inklebarger has taught art and served as a docent and researcher for a non-profit art institution in Miami.



FtLauderdale(14) Seeker by Tatiana Cast

“Seeker” by Tatiana Cast





(2) MED RES Orange Rose by Terry Mulrooney

“Orange Rose” by Terry Mulrooney


FtLauderdale(13) Sax by Carlos Gonzalez

“Sax” by Carlos Gonzalez




· “Spectrums of Color” by Tatiana Cast, Terry Arroyo Mulrooney and Carlos Gonzalez, showcases the vision of three artists regarding colors, shapes and light. Each artist with a unique style and perspective, demonstrates the great diversity that exists in the visual arts world. Cast is an art consultant and curator; Mulrooney is involved with the non-profit organization M.U.J.E.R. Florida and has provided families with paintings that replicate portrait photos that she took of children of families seeking support services from M.U.J.E.R.; Many of Gonzalez’ paintings are inspired by South Florida’s vibrant, musical influences.






A full schedule of events that includes: Seminars by DIY Network’s Sara Bendrick of “I Hate My Yard” and Jason Cameron of “Man Caves” and “Desperate Landscapes”; consultations with South Florida Interior Designers at four room vignettes designed exclusively for the Show; as well as cooking demonstrations at the Culinary Experience Stage can be found at www.homeshows.net.




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Palm Beach Gardens, FL 33420



Art And Kimono Exhibit Will Offer Lectures And Sales Of Wearable Art

The kimono is a simple garment with a complex history of weaving, dyeing, and embroidery techniques reflecting the cultural changes of Japan. Barbara Cheives of Afrasia Design Studio and Anthony and Trina Burks of ATB Fine Art are bringing  an Art and Kimono Exhibit and Sale to Palm Beach County.  This exhibit and shopping event includes vintage kimono, haori jackets, and obi along with décor items, and wearable art created from vintage Japanese textiles.  This is a unique opportunity to experience the fascinating story of kimono while learning to wear and decorate with the garments and the textiles.  World renown kimono researcher and merchant, Les Kozuki will be on hand!  The Rickie Report knows this will appeal to history buffs, Asian art lovers, textile junkies and fabric hounds.  Bring your Fabric Guild and Quilting Buddies! We share a few sneak peeks and suggest you mark your calendars now for Friday, May 15th through Sunday, May 17th!  Ronald Shaffer Interiors will host this event.




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Art & Kimono Exhibit & Sale

History of Kimono & Japanese Textiles Lectures

Hosted by

The Paint Store at Ronald Shaffer Interiors

1800 Upland Road   West Palm Beach, FL


Friday, May 15th

6:00 – 10:00 p.m. – Opening Night Celebration
Be among the first to experience a unique blend of
the Asian experience with the contemporary art


Saturday, May 16th

Interactive Lectures
11:00 a.m. – 12:00 noon – “The Evolution of Kimono: Cracking the Kimono Code”
1:00 – 2:00 p.m. – “Kimono Redux: Modern Adaptations”

The Exhibit is open 5:00 – 9:00 p.m.

6:00 – 8:00 Jazz at the Gallery with the Unorthodox Duo – SAMM with Jamie Ousley



Sunday, May 17th

11:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m. – Interactive Student Lecture
“What the Heck is Kimono? A Colorful Conversation about Vintage Japanese Garments as Art”

1:00 – 6:00 p.m. – Sunday Afternoon at the Exhibit


10% of all sales will be donated to the following local nonprofit organizations: Community Partners, U.B. Kinsey Education & Community Center, YWCA of Palm Beach County









Vintage Kimono has fascinated Leslie Kozuki for most of his adult life. This fascination has lead him to spend most of the last 30 years actively selling and researching Vintage Kimono, Obi, as well as other Asian textiles and Art.


Les Kuz

Les Kozuki, World Renown Kimono Expert



Born and raised in Hawaii, Les was immersed in multi-culturalism.  Being Japanese American, kimono were easily accessible. His research began with questioning his parents and older family members, then extended to books, and participation in cultural interest groups. Les considers himself a merchant/researcher and is perhaps the most widely travelled Kimono salesman in the USA. His trunk show and lecture circuit has ranged throughout the United States Mainland. For the past six years, his focus has been in Hawaii, including the islands of Kauai, Maui and Oahu. He is tracking the evolution of the Kimono and its fabric, right here in the United States. 



Barbara Cheives, of Afrasia Design Studio

Barbara Cheives, of Afrasia Design Studio


Barbara tells The Rickie Report, “Back in the 90’s I accompanied Les to several of his shows, most notably the Houston International Quilt Festival. Through Les’ tutelage I developed an appreciation for the garments, art and culture of Japan. I also have a natural affinity for the African culture and discovered that many of the colors and textures of the African textiles formed a beautiful “marriage” with Japanese textiles. This union resulted in the birth of my artist’s moniker – “Afrasia”.


"Krazy Kimono" by Barbara Cheives

“Krazy Kimono” by Barbara Cheives

“Though the Japanese garments are vintage and no longer being worn, the beauty of the textiles are timeless. It seems natural to re-purpose these fabrics into wearable art – scarves and purses and decorative art – pillows, runners and wall hangings. Not wanting to lose an inch of the silks, I make use of the scraps to design small collages and greeting cards. Embellished with African & Asian inspired trims, beads, and “found” items my art is a form of ‘Multi-cultural Recycling’!”



"Sancha McBurnie" by Anthony Burks

“Sancha McBurnie” by Anthony Burks


Completing and complimenting the theme of multiculturalism, Anthony Burks will be exhibiting his mixed media paintings.  He is one of the most unique conceptual artists in America. His paintings mix colored pencils, watercolor, pen, and ink, and are characterized by his unusual choice of colors. Whether depicting birds, animals, or people, Anthony is able to convey the intertwining of their beauty and their strength. He chooses his subjects because of what they mean to him, and he tells their stories through his combination of realistic forms, bright colors, and abstract images.  A graduate of the Art Institute of Fort Lauderdale, Anthony has exhibited at galleries, museums, and events for over twenty years. His painting “Freedom 2001” can be found in the Cornell Museum Permanent Collection.  Anthony mentors fellow artists young and old, teaching them his techniques and encouraging them to pursue their own creative talents. He is also the co-founder of A.T.B. Fine Artists & Designers where he curates shows for other artists and promotes the local arts scene. He is presently working on a coffee table book of his paintings and drawings.


"Never Along" by Anthony Burks

“Never Along” by Anthony Burks



Anthony tells The Rickie Report,My works result from the blending of my mind and heart. It is a gift from God that I love and cherish immensely. Whether choosing a bird, animal or beautiful woman as my subject, I achieve diversity by incorporating into my art bright colors and abstract images. I want my audience to be as free in viewing my work as I am in creating it. Change is a challenge for many artists, but I have learned to embrace it. I am constantly inspired by the artists that I mentor and the shows that I curate. My artwork evolves as I create new collections that tell new stories. I am eager to tackle the next stage of my artistic journey.”


For more information about this event please contact Barbara Cheives at:   barbara@convergeandassociates.com





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Whitespace Collection Is Open; Also Offering Special Art Tour to Holland and Brussels

Whitespace Collection’s booth at Art Palm Beach was nearly impossible to approach – there were so many people interested in what they were offering!  Now is your chance to visit Whitespace in a more leisurely way and enjoy everything the Mordes’ have to share.  In addition, Elayne and Marvin are planning their newest Art Adventure to Holland and Brussels!  We hear that there are still spaces available. The Rickie Report shares the details here.


Whitespace Collection

 Art Adventure: Holland + Brussels

In Amsterdam   FOAM Museum – Richard Mosse – “the Enclave”  this is the exhibition from the Irish Pavilion at the 55th Venice Biennale.  It was fantastic !!
                                In Den Haag:  Mondrian and Cubism – the largest collection of Modrian in the world…
                                                            Thomas Houseago – mid-career retrospective
            Space is available. 
Please join us for a fabulous adventure.
This is shaping up to be our best ART ADVENTURE to date!!!
Don’t miss this program!
UPDATE:  some exhibitions that we will be visiting on this program:
– In Brussels:  Christina Igleias
-In Holland: Jeff Wall, Marcel Wanders, Felix Vallotton, Brancusi-rosso and Man Ray, in Den Haag –  Photo as Figure,

In Tilburg at De Pont – Dan Graham- amazing private collections and foundations….

Art Adventures + Whitespace
is pleased to announce
Sunday, April 27 – Sunday, May 4, 2014
an optional pre-Holland program
Thursday, April 24 – Sunday, April 27
with transfer to Amsterdam included
**** the number of participants for this program will be limited****
2014 – Holland Art Adventures
Hotel:  5 star luxury Andaz located on the Prince’s canal in Amsterdam center
            – Designed by Marcel Wanders  www.amsterdam.prinsengracht.andaz.com
-includes 7 nights with all food, motor coach transport, curators, guides and entrances
-curated tours of the Rijksmuseum, the CoBrA Museum, the Stedelijk Museum, the Van Gogh Museum
-curated tour of de Appel contemporary art foundation
-De Pont Museum in Tilberg
Museum Boijmans Van Beuningen  and Witte de Witt in Rotterdam
-private collections
-private foundations
-Artist studio visits
-Gallery visits
-collections in Rotterdam and the Hague
-weather permitting a tour of Keukenhof – the tulip capitol of the world!
………………and as usual – MORE TO COME
+ 2014 Belgium. Brussels
……….. (for previous Art Adventure’s travellers to Belgium – a totally new progam)
– VIP entrance and opening night at one of Europe’s best Art Fairs. – ArtBrussels 2014
– 3 nights at luxury hotel with all meals, motor coach transport, entrances and curators
– Curated visit to Villa Empain private contemporary art foundation
– private collections and foundations
-Van Haerents Collection
– Artist studios
– Cocktail reception at Pierre Marie Giraud’s new townhouse gallery
– cocktail reception at Xavier Hufkens Gallery
– Curated tour of the Dhondt-Dhaenens Museum – the Tobias Twins Exhibition
– And as usual……………. MORE TO COME


Contemporary art venues for the discerning collector…….



Sunday, April 27, 2014 – Sunday, May 4, 2014



*** an optional pre-Holland program to Brussels ***

Thursday, april 24 – Sunday, April 27


Deluxe motorcoach transfer to Amsterdam included




***The number of participants for this program will be limited***



 Enclosed please find my check in full for $__________ for ______ place(s) on the enclosed proposed program.

Credit cards (Visa, Mastercard or American Express) accepted with a 4% fee.


Return by mail, a check (or credit card info – name as appears on card, billing address, zip, card number, expiration date  and security code) made out to Art Adventures along with this signed and completed registration form (both pages) to:

             Art Adventures

2805 N. Australian Ave

West Palm Beach, Florida  33407

Fax: 561.842.4132


****Please check the appropriate box below if you will be attending the Brussels Program portion.

Brussels      Attending ____        Not attending _____

Holland       Attending ____


Rooms are located in the following Hotel for Amsterdam, Netherlands

Hotel Andaz Amsterdam Prinsengracht    Prinsengracht 587   1016 HT Amsterdam



The total amount per person for the complete AMSTERDAM + HOLLAND program is:

Please circle your choice of room:

Double occupied Garden View King room per person:     $7000.00

Double occupied Canal View King room per person:          $ 7370.00


Single occupied Garden View room:   $8380.00

Single occupied Canal View room :                                 $9115.00

** rooms are available either before or after the program at a special group rate.



The total amount per person for the complete BELGIUM program is:

Per Person regardless of single or double room occupancy:      $2650


This includes transport to Amsterdam on Sunday, April 24, 2014

** rooms are available before this program at a special rate


Inclusive in these programs are

all meals ,
entrances to exhibitions,
guides and curators,
ground transportation by deluxe motor coach, and
hotel in a prime location for 7 nights in Holland and 3 nights in Brussels with buffet breakfast.

Please purchase trip insurance for your protection

Suggested:   Phyllis at Eileen’s Travel



Not IncludedPassport expenses, alcoholic beverages, mini bar, phone charges and meals other than

those specified in the final itinerary;  items of a personal nature; excess baggage charges;

and all items not specifically mentioned in the itinerary which include airport transfers.

Air transportation is not included.

It is the responsibility of each traveler to secure his/her own travel arrangements to and from the Host City

including airport transfers and to insure their air travel, transportation arrangements and all land costs.

Identification:  Passengers are responsible for carrying valid passports and visas, if necessary,

for passage within the destinations described in the itinerary.

Transportation and Accommodations:  Land transportation will be by air-conditioned deluxe

motor coach.  Hotel accommodations are as noted above.

Program Changes:  The itinerary is subject to change.



Balance Due:   All balances are due in full by February 25, 2014.


Responsibility/Refund Policy:  Elayne and Marvin Mordes t/a Art Adventures, act only as agents for the passengers with respect to the hotels, transportation (either air, motorcoach, limousine, taxi or public conveyance), and all other services, and as such hold themselves free of liability for any injury, delay, cancellation or damage from any cause whatsoever.  The Mordes’ t/a Art Adventures accept no responsibility for losses, damages or delays or cancellations occasioned by sickness, strife, war, quarantine, weather or any other acts beyond their control.  There are no refunds for this program if any of the above mentioned actions are in anyway the cause for cancellation or delay by either party.


Each traveler must accept responsibility for insuring their total costs for this program. 

We suggest that each person purchase “all contingency” trip insurance.

By signing the form below you understand and agree to all policies listed in this document.




Please Print information:



Phone:_____________     Fax:______________ e-mail_________________________________


Address:______________________________    City/State/Zip___________________________


Credit card #:__________________________  expiration:___________Security code:________


Billing Zip Code: ________________   Name on Card: ________________________________




Room type and occupancy number:     Holland: Single garden:_____     Single Canal: ________

Double garden:  ____   Double Canal: _______


Belgium:  Attending Yes __________   No ___________




Thank you for joining Art Adventures,  

2014:  April = Art = Holland + Brussels


Looking forward to having you join us on this latest
Elayne Mordes, ASID AAA
Whitespace/ Art Adventures
2805 N. Australian Avenue
West Palm Beach, Florida 33407
E: 2805@mordes.net

Visit Whitespace Collection

in West Palm Beach, FL





Whitespace is Pleased to Annouce our 5th Season of Exhibitions
Public Viewing Days:
Every Sunday 1-4pm
Beginning –  January 5, 2014  and  Closing- April 6, 2014   
Admission $10  Students $5
Art Tours Miami
Saturday, March 22, 2014
reservations required
Outside the Box2
Friday, April 4 and Saturday April 5, 2014
8 – 11 pm
Juried Exhibition of 35 artists –  outside in the landscape
$10 per person
 Visit the appropriate pages at www.whitespacecollection.com for further information on the above programs
Partial proceeds benefitting the arts through Community Foundation

Selections from the permanent collection of Whitespace are always on exhibition






For coverage of your events, to place an advertisement, or speak to Rickie about appearing in The Rickie Report, contact The Rickie Report at:

Rickie Leiter, Publisher

The Rickie Report

P.O.Box 33423

Palm Beach Gardens, FL 33420