Public is Welcome To Laura Willems’ SOLO Exhibit at Whole Foods Market On Behalf Of Wellington Art Society

Wellington Art Society announces a Public Reception for abstract artist, Laura Willems will be held on May 29, 2015, in the Cafe Gallery of the Whole Foods Market in Wellington. This SOLO Exhibition has 16 works of art on display, many as diptychs, triptychs and quartets, totaling 36 individual canvases.  Laura’s work has been seen in many juried and invitational exhibitions, including “Art in Public Places” at Palm Beach International Airport. She has also participated in many art shows and done several art demonstrations. Her exhibit will continue through June 15th.The Rickie Report shares the details and some sneak peeks here. 

 

 

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WELLINGTON ART SOCIETY

Presents

A SOLO EXHIBITION

by

Laura Willems

“Through the scope – a take on inner and outer space”

 

PUBLIC RECEPTION

 

Friday, May 29, 2015

6:30 – 8:00 pm

Whole Foods Market Cafe

2635 SR7          Wellington, FL

 

561.904.4000

$5. Covers Music, Wine, Food and Donation to WAS Scholarship Fund

 

Exhibit continues through June 15th

 

"Thirty Fathoms" by Laura Willems

“Thirty Fathoms” by Laura Willems

 

Laura Willems, member of the Wellington Art Society is the current SOLO artist at Wellington Whole Foods Market. A Public Reception in her honor will be hosted by Whole Foods on May 29, 2015 from 6:30-8 PM. There will be live music, delicious and creative snacks, special vintage wines and door prizes, including one from the artist. There is a $5 charge at the door goes to help fund the Wellington Art Society Scholarship Fund.   The Cafe Gallery at Whole Foods Market is located at 2635 State Road 7/441, Wellington, FL 33414, 561-904-4000. Located just south of the Wellington Mall and Forest Hill Blvd., on State Road 7/441.

 

 

 

"Sunset On Solaris" by Laura Willems

“Sunset On Solaris” by Laura Willems

 

 

This SOLO Exhibition has 16 works of art on display, many as diptychs, triptychs and quartets, totaling 36 individual canvases.  Paintings from Laura Willems’ Interstellar Series will be shown, in which Laura creates a paint bath of mixed media into which she immerses the canvases. Also represented are selections from her Jackson Pollack and Miro’ periods.  In addition, a collection of 4″ x 4″ mini-panels, which interchange like puzzle pieces, will be shown for the first time.

 

 

"Firestorm Quartet" by Laura Willems

“Firestorm Quartet” by Laura Willems

Laura was born and raised in the Midwest, loves sports and the outdoors and spending time with animals. She earned a Bachelor of Science degree from the University of Connecticut. An avid traveler, she has visited all seven continents and has been inspired by the very diverse cultures and landscapes she has experienced as well as the many museums she has visited over the years.

 

 

"The Fires Within" by Laura Willems

“The Fires Within” by Laura Willems

 

 

Laura’s art has evolved through those travels and by participating in many classes and seminars in various mediums and artistic styles. She has found guidance from her artist brother, Ira Bruce Reines and many fellow artists. A highly creative and passionate person, she constantly reinvents herself in order to explore new avenues of expression.

 

Laura Willems at  Wellington City Hall Exhibit with "Slash"

Laura Willems at Wellington City Hall Exhibit with “Slash”

Laura’s art uses the laws of gravity, chemistry and physics to turn the canvases into unique highly kinetic interplays of vivid color that ebb and flow. Each painting is created in a mixed media bath of acrylics, oils, gesso and metallics of different density and liquidity. The canvas is dipped in this bath, then tilted and worked, allowing the mediums to flow and merge into complex patterns and intricate textures. Laura’s paintings can be viewed in any direction and explode in breathtaking brilliant colors.

 

 

"Heavy Metals" by Laura Willems

“Heavy Metals” by Laura Willems

 

Laura tells The Rickie Report,”As in a microcosm or vast universe, the innate laws of physics governing the world are at work as I create my latest series of paintings. For each canvas, I first create a bath of mixed media: acrylics, oils, gessoes, and metallics of different density and liquidity. “

 

 

"Life in Europa" by Laura Willems

“Life in Europa” by Laura Willems

 

Laura says: “Have you ever noticed that looking through a microscope can be similar to looking through a telescope? Is it a star or a piece of sand?  Particles, at the subatomic level, mimic planetary motion. The symmetry of the universe, ruled by the laws of nature, is key to my inspiration.  As I add each color and medium, the disparate chemical make-ups of the mediums react with each other, jockeying for position like rivers flowing along hydro-dynamic lines.”

 

 

Laura is a member of several Professional Associations, including Cultural Council of Palm Beach County, Artists of Palm Beach County, Wellington Art Society, Lake Worth Art League and International Association of Experimental Artists.

 

This SOLO Exhibition will conclude on June 15, 2015.

Please call 561-632-8225, for more information.

Works can be specially created to suit your home or office.

Visit:

 laura.willems@gmail.com
www.facebook.com/laura-reines-willems

 

Wellington Art Society

The Wellington Art Society is a non-profit charitable organization in its 35th year. It 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

P.O.Box 33423

Palm Beach Gardens, FL 33420

Rickie@therickiereport.com

561-537-0291

 

 

 

Wellington Art Society Annual Dinner Restropective

The Wellington Art Society’s Annual Dinner was filled with appreciation for a job well-done and enthusiasm for the upcoming year.  The Rickie Report was honored to be invited to be part of this welcoming, nurturing and involved network of artists.  We share some of the highlights here.

 

 

 

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Wellington Art Society President, Leslie Pfeiffer, welcomed everyone to the WAS Annual Dinner. It was a time for saying “thank you” to her Board of Directors and fellow volunteers, as she gave each one a special token of appreciation.  

 

 

 

Leslie Pfeiffer, Laura Willems, Ursula Fernandez (Photo courtesy of

Leslie Pfeiffer, Laura Willems, Ursula Fernandez (Photo courtesy of Denise Fleischman)

 

 

Ursula Fernandez, Leslie Pfeiffer and Laura Willems were honored with the WAS Signature Member, WASSM designation.  This is awarded to active WAS member artists who have met the criteria and earned the required points through their participation and accomplishments in WAS sponsored Programs and Events. Points are earned through participation in Community Art projects, Exhibition Opportunities or Special recognition, i.e. Best in Show, doing a demonstration at a meeting.   The following WAS members attained WASSM  status and received WASSM pins in May, 2014:  Bobbin Salisbury and Joanne Baker MacLeod.    Artists may use the WASSM designation on their artwork, applications and resumes.

 

 

Nancy Brown and Rickie Leiter (Photo courtesy of Denise Fleischman)

Nancy Brown and Rickie Leiter (Photo courtesy of Denise Fleischman)

 

 

Rickie Leiter, publisher of The Rickie Report was honored for promoting art related activities, events and organizations.  She was gifted with a special book of Nancy Brown’s photography, “Simply China”, and a membership in WAS.

 

 

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Corinne Ingerman, Sandra Barbieri, Marie Lentine, Betty Brodie, Sharon Segal, Sandy Axelrod, Donna Donelan, Leslie Pfeiffer, Ursula Fernandez   (Photo Courtesy of Denise Fleischman)

The Incoming Board is Installed by Ursula Fernandez

Incoming President, Donna Donelan, presented Leslie Pfeiffer with an oil portrait painted by Ursula Fernandez.
Donna Donelan and Leslie Pfeiffer (Photo Courtesy of Denise Fleischman)

Donna Donelan and Leslie Pfeiffer (Photo Courtesy of Denise Fleischman)

Ursula Fernandez and Leslie Pfeiffer (Photo Courtesy of Denise Fleischman)

Ursula Fernandez and Leslie Pfeiffer (Photo Courtesy of Denise Fleischman)

 
Special Thanks to DENISE FLEISCHMAN,  News Cat
PHOTOGRAPHER/COMMUNITY EVENTS and SOCIAL SCENE REPORTER for all of these photographs.
If an emerging artist, a new resident of the area of any artist is looking for a group to belong to, Wellington Art Society is an easy recommendation.  They can be described as warm, professional and welcoming.   WAS offers a wide variety of venues for members to show and sell their work in the community. For more information about WAS please visit: www.wellingtonartsociety.org

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

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Palm Beach Gardens, FL 33420

Rickie@therickiereport.com

561-537-0291

 

Art at the Airport: Come to the Reception and Meet the Artists!

Meet us at the Palm Beach International Airport on April 10th!  The Rickie Report will be there to celebrate the newest art pieces which were chosen to celebrate Palm Beach County’s talented artists!

 

 

 

You’re Invited

ARTISTS RECEPTION

Free and Open to Public


April 10, 2013 from 5:30 to 7:00 p.m.


Artist Reception on Level 2

Main Terminal across from  Travelers Lounge.

Park in Short Term Parking Levels 4 – 7

“Art at the Airport”

Raine Teel

Raine Teel


Exhibition Date:

February 27, 2013 – June 26, 2013

Twenty-one Palm Beach County artists were selected by the County’s Public Art Committee based on artistic merit. The changing exhibition program at the Palm Beach International Airport is supported by a grant from HMS Host. Selected works are exhibited for four months.

Sheridan

Victoria Sheridan

 

 

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To learn more about Palm Beach County’s Art in Public Places visit www.pbcgov.com/fdo/Art. Artists interested in receiving “Call to Artists” for upcoming airport exhibitions and other public art projects are invited to register on the Artists Registry page of the website.

Rojas

Oscar Rojas

 

 

 

Laura Willems

Laura Willems

 

 

 

 

To purchase art displayed in this exhibition, contact Palm Beach County’s Art in Public Places (561) 233-0235.

Ursula Fernandez

Ursula Fernandez

The artists accepted into this exhibit include: Margie Agoston, Patricia A. Calamari, Gwendolyn Eyeington, Ursula Fernandez, Sondra Friedkin, Barbara Field Glaser, Steve Horan,

Meyers

Maurice Meyers

Paula B. Kufs, Maurice Mates, Kathryn Morlock, Pamela Acheson Myers, Atsuko Okamoto, Jackie Olenick, Augusta Pearl,

Pearl

Augusta Pearl

Gisela Pferdekamper, Oscar Rojas, Lazaro Ruda, Victoria Sheridan, Raine Teel, Jane Tracy and Laura Willems.

Eyeington

Gwendolyn Eyeington

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Rickie Leiter, Publisher

The Rickie Report

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Rickie@therickiereport.com

561-537-0291

What’s Swinging At PBI Airport?

The Rickie Report hopes to see you at the Art in Public Spaces reception at Palm Beach International Airport on Wednesday December 12th.  Meet the artists of both local and national acclaim.  Did you know that all the art pieces are for sale?  Are you on the email list for the next Call to Artists?

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

Rickie@therickiereport.com

561-537-0291