LynnRae Lowe Is Artist-In-Residence At Levis JCC Sandler Center Offering Lectures And Workshops

Internationally acclaimed Arizona artist, LynnRae Lowe is November’s artist-in-residence at the Levis JCC Sandler Center.  From November 2nd through November 22, 2017 Lowe will offer lectures, workshops and her handmade Judaica will be available for purchase.  The Public is invited to all of the events:  Adult University Lecture: The Important Influence of Jewish Artists on U.S. Art History on Thursday, November 2nd;  Meet The Artist Opening Reception and Artist Talk on Sunday, November 5th; and two “Drawing out” Workshops on Monday, November 6th.  LynneRae’s life work is to work with people to invigorate/rejuvenate/re-ignite each person’s personal spark.  She works with all ages, from children to the mature population, who are children at heart.  The Rickie Report shares the details and some sneak peeks.  We urge you to RSVP!

 

 

 

 

 

 

9801 Donna Klein Blvd.   Boca Raton, FL 33428

www.levisjcc.org

 

 

 

 

 

 The Levis JCC Sandler Center in Boca Raton

 

PRESENTS:

LYNNRAE  LOWE, Artist-In-Residence

 

 

 

 

EXHIBITION, SALE, LECTURE, WORKSHOPS

Call 561-558-5250 for more information or to register

Exhibition and Events Are Open to the Public. Please RSVP

 

 

Menorah by LynnRae Lowe

Exhibition & Sale

 

While best known for her award-winning Dancing Sylphs® Judaica, metal art sculptures and intensely colorful Aluminations®, Arizona artist LynnRae Lowe’s new work reflects her passion for the ancient wisdom and symbolism of the Hebrew alphabet. During her week-long residency, LynnRae will offer workshops on creativity as well as talks on aspects of Jewish artistry.

 

 

Adult University Lecture:

The Important Influence of Jewish Artists on U.S. Art History

Thursday, November 2nd 2:30 pm

After WWI the center of the art world shifted from Paris to New York City. Surrealism gave way to Abstract Expressionism to Pop Art and Color-field painting through the influence of Jewish artists. General admission: $18

 

 

Shabbat Queen by LynnRae Lowe

 

 

Meet the Artist/ Opening Reception

Sunday, November 5th   1- 3 pm

Artist Talk  at 1:30 pm

 

 

AGAM 34″h x 44″w Alumination Painting by Lynn Rae Lowe

Drawing It Out! Workshops 

Monday, November 6th  1 – 2:30 pm

OR

Monday, November 6th  7 – 8:30 pm

LynneRae’s life work is to work with people to invigorate/rejuvenate/re-ignite each person’s personal spark.  She works with all ages, from children to the mature population, who are children at heart.

$30 (includes all materials)

 

 

We live in the proverbial question mark.  When you ignite your understanding (binah) it lifts you up and you feel clear about your own specific purpose in this world.  Discover or uncover your mission. A great experience for the artist or the non-artist, this workshop will ignite within each participant their true spark of creativity. Kindle your imagination using the quality of binah (spirit of understanding).This interactive workshop includes an opportunity for journaling and a simple project. LynnRae uses storytelling and music to complement the mandala project. She will draw from participants their unique inner flame, to draw this out into the world.

 

 

 

Gallery Hours: Mon – Fri:  9 am – 4 pm, on Sunday by appointment
Admission to the Nathan D. Rosen Museum is Free and Open to the Public

 

 

The Phyllis & Harvey Sandler Center at the Adolph & Rose Levis Jewish Community Center provides a welcoming environment and a sense of community for active adults of all ages to pursue high quality and enriching educational, cultural, social and recreational experiences. Membership is not required to participate in programs. The Levis JCC welcomes individuals of all ages, races, and religious affiliations living in South Florida.

For more information about these classes, workshops and other events:
www.levisjcc.org

 

 

 

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17019 SW Sapri Way   Port St. Lucie, FL 34986

Continuum WPB Announces 2017 Featured Artists And Events From January 19 – 28th

CONTINUUM WPB Arts is a pop-up multi-media art fair in the downtown City of WPB during ArtPalmBeach Week exhibiting regional South Florida artists. The event is a two-week expo exploring innovative art programming for the community. The mission is to collaborate different artistic disciplines while enhancing the community. The event, which is in its fourth year, will be located at CityPlace at the former Brookstone store front.  It is in partnership with ArtPalmBeach and Art Synergy, produced by ATB Fine Artists & Designers LLC.  The Rickie Report shares the details, list of artists and some sneak peeks.  Get your calendars out now!  Some events are FREE, while others benefit local charities.  See the article for ticket details.

 

 

 

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CONTINUUM WPB  2017

Located At The Former Brookstone Store

700 South Rosemary Avenue Set 120

    West Palm Beach, FL 33401

January  19 – 28,  2017

 

 

 

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SCHEDULE   OF   EVENTS:

 

Wednesday, January 18, 2017

ArtPalmBeach VIP After Party

9:00pm-Until ???

 

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Curators: Anthony Burks Sr., Trina Slade Burks, Craig McInnis

 

Thursday, January 19, 2017

 

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Sneakers for Auction by Jennifer Love Gironda

 

Opening:

V.I.P. Black Tie & Sneakers Fundraiser Gala

7:30 -10:00 pm

 

 

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Sneakers and Black Tie!

 

 

Friday, January 20, 2017

 

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Celebrate the Artists

(Awards Ceremony)/Live Painting

6:00 -10:00pm

 

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Live Painting

 

Saturday, January 21, 2017

Young Masters of CONTINUUM WPB

(Workshops, Meet the Young Artists)

Noon – 9:00pm

Sunday, January 22, 2017

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Brunch & Lecture   11:30 am – 2:00pm

Meet the Artists     3:00 – 5:00pm

 

 

 

Tuesday, January 24, 2017

Artists Lunch & Lecture         Noon -3:00pm
Meet the Curators                    7:00 – 9:00pm

 

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Panel Discussion

 

 

Wednesday, January 25, 2017

Gallery Open

 

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Photography by Barry Seidman

 

Thursday, January 26, 2017

Quarter Auction Fundraiser

7:00- 10:00pm

 

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Continuum 2016 Small works of art by Nicole Gallucio (Photo courtesy of Durga Garcia)

 

Friday, January 27, 2017

Music Night

7:00- 10:00pm

 

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Music Photo Courtesy of Annette Meyer

 

Saturday, January 28, 2017

Melange to Go-Fashion Meets Art

6:00- 10:00pm

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Wearable Art Accessories by Shakeera Thomas ( Photo courtesy of Durga Garcia)

 

For Tickets:

https://www.eventbrite.com/e/continuum-wpb-arts-2017-tickets-30329032954

 

 

 

The Artists of 2017:

Adriana Ficarelli
Adriano Ficarelli
Agata Ren
Amanda Valdes
Anthony Burks Sr
Barry Seidman
Bonnie Bruner
Cangshu Gran
Carole Lebrun
Caron Bowman
Chad Steve
Craig McInnis
Diane Lublinski
Eduardo Mendieta
Emmanuel Gonzales
Erika Cespedes
Gary Kroman
Genie Fritchey
Gill Alexander
Hazel Griffiths
Hegina Rodrigues
Henriett Michel
Ilene Adams
James Rabidoux
JoAnne Berkow
Jodi Luby
Karla Walter
Kathryn Schumacher
Kristin Pavick
Lenore Robins
Leo Arbeznik
Linda Relis
Lisa Johnson
Luke Gardner
Lynn Doyal
Manon Sander
Maria Tritico
Mark Allen
Mark Walnock
Nicole Gallucio
O’real Bluntson
Orlando Chiang
Paola Gracey
Patricia Levey
Rita Boutros
Robert Moore
Ron Garrett
Sarah Knouse
Shakeera Thomas
Tony Curry
Tonya Akins
Tracy Guiteau
Tristyn Bustamante

 

For more information:

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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

 

WITVA’s “Art For Art’s Sake IV” Is Open For Artist Entries To Men And Women

WITVA shares a Call To Artists for their next exhibition, “Art For Art’s Sake IV” which is open to men and women.  The Exhibition takes place May 24 through September 9 at the Nathan D. Rosen Museum Gallery located at the Levis JCC in Boca Raton.  The Artist Deadline is May 20th for this juried show with cash awards.  The Public is welcome to the Opening Reception on Sunday, June 5th.  Ann Schwartz will give a lecture “Dale Chihuly: Gardens of Glass” that afternoon.  The Rickie Report shares the details.

 

 

 

 

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CALL   FOR    ENTRIES:   

“ Art for Art’s Sake IV ”

Public Reception And Cash Awards

Sunday, June 5, 2016

1-4 pm

Ann Schwartz Lecture     

Dale Chihuly:Gardens of Glass

2:00 pm

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 561-852-3200 or www.levisjcc.org

 

Nathan D. Rosen Museum Gallery

Levis JCC

Exhibit Runs May 24-September 9, 2016

95th Ave. Off Glades Road     Boca Raton,FL

 

 

Eligibility Exhibit open to Men and Women over 18

(up to 2 entries of work)

 

 

 

Application Deadline   Friday, May 20, 2016  

$35 entry fee  

 

 

 

DETAILS:

Delivery at Nathan D. Rosen Museum Gallery Tuesday, May 24, 10am-noon

Pick-up Friday, September 9, 10am-noon

 

No Nudes

SUBJECT MATTER; The Nathan D. Rosen Museum Gallery reserves the right to reject inappropriate works.

Work cannot have been previously shown at the Nathan D. Rosen Museum Gallery at the Levis JCC

 

There is 36wide x 48 high size limits.

If concerned, please call Ann Schwartz 561-737-4248

 

For WITVA Exhibit “Art for Art’s Sake IV” hours call 561-852-3200 or www.levisjcc.org

 

 

Preparation of Pieces:

 

 

Paper media must be covered with Plexiglass, have undamaged frames and mats.

Unframed oils/acrylics must be framed or finished on all sides with no staples showing.

All 2-D must be securely wired (please tape ends of wired)

No sawtooth hangers.

SCULPTORS WILL BE PROVIDED pedestals.

JEWELRY will be in a locked case.

All entries must be labeled on back

All items must be for sale. If sold they must remain for the entire exhibit.

Please note: 20% commission on all sales (10% to WITVA scholarship fund 10% to the Levis JCC)

This is a juried show.

Cash Awards will be given at Reception June 5, 1-4 pm

 

 

ID LABELS: Attach one to the back of each work (upper right corner)

 

 

Artist:_______________________________ Artist:_____________________________
Title:________________________________ Title:______________________________
Medium:_____________________________ Medium:___________________________
Size:_h________________w_______________ Size:h______________w_______________
Price:____________ cell:___________________ Price:________cell:________________________

 

 

 

 

APPLICATION

Mail to: Ann Schwartz, 8261 Muirhead Cir, Boynton Beach, FL 33472

 

 

WITVA Exhibition at the Nathan D. Rosen Museum Gallery “Art for Art’s Sake IV”

Take-in:   May 24, 2016,10-12 noon

 

$35 Non-refundable entry fee payable to WITVA for up to 2 entries.

Application deadline: Friday,May 20, 2016

 

 

 

PLEASE PRINT CLEARLY

e-mail:___________________________________________________

Artist______________________________________________________

cell phone_________________________

Entry #1 title________________________________Medium________________

Size h_____w______Price___________

Entry #2 title________________________________Medium________________

Size_h_____w_____ Price___________

 

WAIVER OF LIABILITY: The undersigned hereby agrees to release and discharge WITVA, its directors and members, the Nathan D. Rosen Museum Gallery of the Levis JCC, its directors and staff, from any responsibility for damage or loss of any kind, on all works submitted for the “Art for Art’s Sake IV” Exhibition. I am aware that a total of 20% commission will be taken on any sale of my artwork made during the exhibit for the WITVA Scholarship Fund and the JCC.
All exhibitors must sign up for the following:

 

I will help with: Check in_________Reception_______take down______labels________program________

I will help with KOSHER Refreshments. Cookies_____fruit____vegetables_____other________________

 

I will attend the Awards Reception, Sunday. June 5, 1-4pm__________

# of GUESTS________

ARTIST’S SIGNATURE__________________________________

Date________________

 

 

For more information please contact:

Ann Schwartz – (561)737-4248  or annschwartz322@aol.com

www.witva.org

 

 

 

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

P.O.Box 33423

Palm Beach Gardens, FL 33420

Rickie@therickiereport.com

561-537-0291

Lighthouse ArtCenter Announces Plein Air Festival Events

Fifty world-class artists will compete at 3rd Annual Plein Air Festival held by Lighthouse ArtCenter March 10 -13th. They are coming to compete for $10,000 in prize money and to be a part of what is rapidly becoming one of the most prestigious Plein Air art events in the country. The art, painted on location, will be brought back to the gallery at Lighthouse ArtCenter. Each painter will have gallery space to exhibit and make their works available to the public.  There are opportunities starting now, to get involved through workshops and lectures.  On Thursday, February 18th, Violeta de la Serna will speak about ” Your Art Palette – How to Develop Your Collection While Your Discerning Tastes Grow”.  This 3rd Thursday and all events are open to the public.  The Rickie Report shares the details and some sneak peeks.

 

 

 

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373 Tequesta Drive, Tequesta

(561)746-3101

www.lighthousearts.org

 

 

 

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Lighthouse ArtCenter 

 Announces

3rd Annual Plein Air Festival Events

March 10 -13th

Workshops and Lectures Pre- Festival

Thursday, February 18th

5:30 -7:30 pm

 

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Violeta de la Serna:

” Your Art Palette – How to Develop Your Collection While Your Discerning Tastes Grow”.

Free to Members, $10 Nonmembers

On the 3rd Thursday evening of each month, enjoy a wine and passed hors d’ oeuvres reception featuring fun, social activities, such as concerts, lectures, art demonstrations, live performances and gallery talks. It’s a perfect opportunity to broaden your knowledge of the arts and mingle with other art enthusiasts and Lighthouse ArtCenter members.   Sponsored by the Meyer Law Firm. 

 

Violeta tells The Rickie Report, “In a world where we can relate to food and wine, often times , more than we can relate to Art, we’ll discuss how to acquire new works as your taste develops. Our taste in Art changes with exposure and time…”

 

During this presentation, Violeta will address how developing your Art Palette will help you grow with your art investments. From where to view Art, how to look at it, how to relate and how to make better decisions in who or what to collect while staying in your comfort zone or, stepping outside of it in order to diversify your portfolio.

 

 

 

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Explosion of Color” by Carl Bretzke

 

 

 

Pre-Festival  Plein Air Workshops

The Lighthouse ArtCenter is thrilled to welcome internationally renowned artists. The members of the ArtCenter are continuing to grow as artists, and we are pleased to offer extraordinary opportunities to study exclusively with dynamic and prestigious instructors! Register online or call (561) 748-7014.

 

 

 

3rd Annual Plein Air Festival Events

March 10 -13th

 

 

 

The Plein Air Festival literally brings the art out to the people of South Florida. It documents disappearing and historic areas, and aspects of South Florida. As well as, capturing iconic locations and landscapes that don’t exists anywhere else in the world. All this, through the eyes and talents of world-class artists from around the world!  

 

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Art Patrons at Plein Air Festival, 2015

 

Daily “Reception and Art Sale”

The artists will paint in various locations on March 10-12 and bring their art back each day to the Lighthouse ArtCenter at 373 Tequesta Drive, Tequesta (561)746-3101.

The art is available for viewing and for purchase from 5:30-7:30pm

 

 

 

This year’s judge will be the renowned artist Jim McVicker. His talents were recently recognized as the $15,000 Grand Prize Winner of the 4th Annual PleinAir Salon.    JimMcVicker.com

 

 

 

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“Suni Sands Home” by Ted Matz

​A Message From the Ted Matz,

3rd Annual Plein Air Festival Chairman

“Contemporary plein air painters are recording the past and the present for the future to see.  It is such an honor to be the Chairman of the 3rd Annual Plein Air Festival at the Lighthouse Art Center. I am proud to present the 50 nationally and internationally recognized artists that will be participating in the Plein Air Festival. The quality of the work that these artists represent is absolutely amazing and will totally astound the attending viewers. The artists represent a wide range of painting styles in oils, watercolor and pastels. You will not want to miss this interactive event that allows you to view the artists in action out in the field as they paint. You will also not want to miss out on this opportunity to purchase their high quality art.”

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2016 Schedule:

 

 

Wednesday, March 9

• Private Reception for Juried Artists, Hosts, Sponsors, Patrons and Board of Directors
Lighthouse ArtCenter, 5 to 7 p.m.

Thursday, March 10

• Festival PaintOut with Juried Artists* Multiple Locations
• Meet the Festival Artists Reception*
Lighthouse ArtCenter Museum, 5:30 to 7:30 p.m.

Friday, March 11

• Festival PaintOut with Juried Artists* Multiple Locations
• Reception and Art Sale, 5:30 to 7:30 p.m.* Lighthouse ArtCenter Museum

Saturday, March 12

• Festival PaintOut with Juried Artists* Multiple Locations

• Kids’ Paint Out and Awards* School of Art

• Patron, Sponsor and Collectors’ Cocktail Reception (Ticketed event)

ArtCenter Museum, 5:30 to 7:30 p.m.

 Sunday, March 13

• Quick Draw Painting Competition at DuBois Park*
9 a.m. to noon.

Registration required for artists.

• Wet-Painting Sales and Award Presentation*

Lighthouse ArtCenter Museum, 4 to 6 p.m.

*Open to the public

All photos are courtesy Lighthouse ArtCenter

 

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Plein Air Artist at Society Of Four Arts, 2015

 

 

 

 

2016 Participating Artists

Natalia Andreeva
Carl Bretzke
Thomas Buchs
Michele Byrne
John Caggiano
Dee Beard Dean
Ken DeWaard
Charles Dickinson
Katie Dobson Cundiff
Fran Ellisor
Kevin Feary
Francesco Fontana
Michelle D. Held
Scott Hiestand
Karen Ann Hitt
Kathleen Hudson
Neal Hughes
Shelby Keefe
Monique Lazard
Gretha Lindwood
Gregory Little
Susan Lynn
Jeffrey Markowsky
Spencer Meagher
Dan Mondloch
Kathie Odom
Joseph Palmerio
Ralph Papa
Randy Pitts
Jason Prigge
Devin Roberts
Lawrence Rudolech
Jason Sacran
Morgan Samuel Price
Manon Sander
Patrick Saunders
David Savellano
Robert J. Simone
Mary O. Smith
Richard Sneary
R. Gregory Summers
Melanie Thompson
Lorrie Turner
George Van Hook
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Cory Wright
Stephen Wysocki
Vladislav Yeliseyev
Dennis Young
Luis Zaldivar

 For complete details and more information please visit:  

www.pleinairlac.org

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

P.O.Box 33423

Palm Beach Gardens, FL 33420

Rickie@therickiereport.com

561-537-0291

Lighthouse ArtCenter Presents Dr. Anne Palumbo Speaking About “The Statue Of Liberty As An American Icon”

The Manoogian Collection continues to be an exciting part of the Lighthouse ArtCenter‘s Exhibitions this season.  Art lovers have a rare opportunity to view extraordinary artworks by American artists that are not seen often in a public domain. The Manoogian Collection is one of the most significant private collections of American art compiled during the 20th century. Visitors can browse the exhibition or attend docent- led tours. On Thursday, January 21st published author and art historian Dr. Anne Palumbo shares important insights as she presents her lecture “Goddess, Guardian and Grand Old Gal: The Statue of Liberty as an American Icon”.  There will be special tours and evenings for private clubs and organizations, as well as educational programs for children. The Rickie Report shares the details here with some sneak peeks.  This is a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity – mark your calendars now!

 

 

 

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Lighthouse ArtCenter Museum, Gallery Square North

373 Tequesta Drive, Tequesta, FL

 

 

You Are Invited :

Selections from The Manoogian Collection:

Two Centuries of American Art

 

 

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Special Lecture by Dr. Anne Palumbo

“Goddess, Guardian and Grand Old Gal: The Statue of Liberty as an American Icon”

 

 

Thursday, January 21, 2016

5:30-7:30 pm

Exhibit Runs  through March 5, 2016

 

 

 

Museum Hours:

Monday thru Friday 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.

Saturday and Sunday 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.

 

 

 

To view exhibition:

Members free; $10 nonmembers ages 13 and up; Saturday and Sunday admission is free.

(561) 746-3101

www.LighthouseArts.org

 

 

 

 

The Lighthouse ArtCenter Museum presents selections from The Manoogian Collection: Two Centuries of American Art through March 5, 2016. It is generously underwritten by Detroit industrialist, Richard Manoogian and his wife Jane. The exhibition will fill LAC’s galleries with priceless, diverse collection of works from 1856 – 1999. It is one of the most significant private collections of American art compiled during the 20th century. A number of paintings in the collection have been exhibited at the White House, National Gallery of Art, Metropolitan Museum of Art and Detroit Institute of Arts. The National Gallery considers the collection to be “a comprehensive survey of American painting, a remarkable one in capsule form.” It includes paintings of renowned artists, such as Frederick Frieseke, William Merritt Chase, Childe Hassam and Andrew Wyeth.

 

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“Statue Of Liberty Celebration” by Frederick Rondel

 

As the statue was a gift from France to the United States, the French-born Rondel was paying tribute to both his native and adoptive countries by depicting its 1886 unveiling. He was among the many artists and illustrators who were pivotal in the dissemination of the statue’s image along with photographers, cinematographers and ad men.

 

 

 

 

“I was privileged to be a part of the Statue of Liberty Centennial Celebration in 1986, working with the French-American Committee on an exhibition shown at New York Public Library and the Musee des Artes Decoratifs in Paris,’” Dr. Palumbo explained. “My part of the exhibition concerned the statue’s image in history, art and popular culture, which turned out to be an exciting project with lots of surprises that I am happy to have an opportunity to share with visitors to the Lighthouse ArtCenter.”

 

 

 

Far from having a fixed meaning, Dr. Palumbo says, The Statue of Liberty’s image has undergone a number of transformations, as the lecture’s title suggests. A classical goddess at its inception, it became the guardian of American shores and values, and what Bob Hope called the “grand old gal” welcoming returning GIs in 1945.

 

 

 

 

The lecture will include examples of the many other associations that have gravitated to the statue over the years. Best known, of course, it its relation to immigration, which Dr. Palumbo says has been anything but straightforward. And other surprises abound, such as the statue’s role in the history of American aviation and in the movies. All are part of the continuing story of this most enduring of American icons.

 

 

Dr. Palumbo, who specializes in American art history, is a former Smithsonian Fellow and taught at George Washington University. The Lighthouse ArtCenter’s 3rd Thursdays are sponsored by the Meyer Law Firm.

 

 

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The collection reflects Mr. Manoogian’s belief that, “It is important for people to appreciate the unique character, diversity and quality of American art. I hope that our collection will encourage others to both appreciate and collect American art.” Mr. Manoogian served as Chairman of the Detroit Institute of Arts (the DIA dedicated its American Wing as the Manoogian Wing) and has also served on the boards of Archives of American Art, the White House Preservation Fund and the Fine Arts Committee of the Department of State.

 

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ABOUT LIGHTHOUSE ARTCENTER:

Since 1964, the Lighthouse ArtCenter, a member-supported, nonprofit organization, has been providing visual and performing arts for the community through unique collections, engaging exhibitions and cultural programs, a dynamic School of Art and diverse outreach activities. The Lighthouse ArtCenter Museum is located at 373 Tequesta Drive and the School of Art is located at 395 Seabrook Road in Tequesta, Fla. For exhibition or Museum information, call (561) 746-3101 or visit www.LighthouseArts.org.

 

 

 

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

P.O.Box 33423

Palm Beach Gardens, FL 33420

Rickie@therickiereport.com

561-537-0291

Expand Your Creativity With Classes And Workshops At Old School Square’s Creative Arts School

Still looking for a gift?  From art, photography and digital imaging, to writing and performance, there is something for everyone! Adults and kids alike can discover their creative side. Not sure about taking a full multi-week class? Then try one of the many workshops available. Resident and Visiting Artist Workshops cover everything from painting (with a wide variety of mediums and subject matter), to fashion sketching, street photography, fused glass and sculpting with found objects. The Rickie Report shares the details and some sneak peeks. Winter term classes begin the week of January 4th and run for either seven or eight weeks. Resident and Visiting Artist Workshops start in mid-January and February.

 

 

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50 NW 1st Avenue     Delray Beach, FL 33444

 

 

Expand your Creativity with Classes & Workshops at Old School Square’s Creative Arts School

 

 

From art, photography and digital imaging, to writing and performance, there is something for everyone!

Adults and kids alike can discover their creative side.

 

 

Not sure about taking a full multi-week class? Then try one of the many workshops available. Resident and Visiting Artist Workshops cover everything from painting (with a wide variety of mediums and subject matter), to fashion sketching, street photography, fused glass and sculpting with found objects.

 

 

Winter term classes begin the week of January 4th and run for either seven or eight weeks. Resident and Visiting Artist Workshops start in mid-January and February.

Download the Fall/Winter catalog

 http://OldSchoolSquare.org

or call 561-243-7922, ext. 317 or 478

 

 

Here are just a few of the many offerings available:

 

 

COLLAGE AND MIXED MEDIA DIMENSIONS IN ART with Mike Goldberg

For all Levels, Monday, 9:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. Put your own twist on this extraordinary art form. Create a 3 dimensional art form allowing you to express yourself through imagination and artistic ability. Create a one of a kind piece!

 

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ABSTRACT SCULPTURE IN PAPER CLAY with Dick Rosenberg

Monday 1:00 p.m. – 4:00 p.m. Bring your imagination to this Sculpture class. With wire, Plaster Cloth and CREATIVE PAPER CLAY, we will create unique and beautiful sculptures.

 

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PASTEL PAINTING WITH A TWIST with Deborah LaFogg Docherty

For all levels, Wednesday 7:00 p.m. – 9:30 p.m. Students will get an understanding of how to use the pastel medium, experiment with underpainting and learn different application techniques. They will get a chance to create pastel paintings that have strong compositions, pleasing colors, exciting contrast and textures that hold the viewer’s interest. LANDSCAPE or WILDLIFE ART …YOUR CHOICE!

 

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THE ESSENCE OF PHOTOGRAPHY with Russell Levine

For all levels, Wednesday 7:00 p.m. – 9:30 p.m. This class will revitalize your photography practice by exploring your relationship to your subject, your camera, and yourself. Through photo exercises, assignments, and field trips, we will learn to deepen our visual awareness while clarifying our approach, so that image making becomes both more personal and meaningful. This class will provide a unique opportunity to rethink our expectations of what it means to ‘see’. We will work on simplicity and making more powerful photographs, supporting the notion that a photograph is not ‘taken’ but made. Attention will be paid to lighting, composition, depth-of-field and exposure issues, but more importantly, you will practice using this information to make more powerful and meaningful images. Bring a sense of commitment (and sense of humor) and curiosity to class, as well as a few examples of recent work to the first session.

 

 

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POWERFUL ACRYLIC PAINT LAYERS (Resident Artist Workshop) with Vicki Siegel

For all Levels. Friday – Saturday, January 15-16, 2016, 9:30 a.m. – 3:30 p.m.
You will learn exciting new approaches to the use of acrylic products for layering and creating rich and complex surfaces. Artists working in all media and any abstract or representational style will benefit from this innovative way of thinking about materials. Gels, pastes, acrylic skins, masking, stencils, image transfers, transparent and translucency will be explained. Whether a beginner or an accomplished artist, you will be inspired by the information packed demonstrations. You will learn to incorporate personal imagery. There will be a lunch hour lecture and slide show for people who want to bring a brown bag lunch on Friday.

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ABSTRACT PLEIN AIR LANDSCAPE DRAWING WORKSHOP (Visiting Artist Workshop) with Lily Prince

January 16 and 17. In this abstract landscape drawing workshop, we will work outside or “en plein air.” We will create quick, small scale studies, responding to light, shadow, space and the natural rhythms and patterns in nature. We will experiment with varied materials such as oil pastel, charcoal, graphite, ink and paint sticks. Students will begin in black and white, then progress to monochromatic drawings, eventually drawing with color. Students will gain an understanding of technical skill and emotional expression in order to depict the interpretive space of particular places.

 

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SCULPTING WITH FOUND OBJECTS (Visiting Artist Workshop) with Will Kurtz

 

February 5 and 6. This 2-day workshop is for students interested in expanding and challenging their artistic interests through experimentation with materials, processes and artistic genres. Students will have the opportunity to create work that is either figurative or non-representational. It can be created from photographs, memory or imagination. The students will learn to construct sculptures using different materials, objects and methodologies to manifest their artistic interests. Natural materials, fabrics, recyclables, cardboard, newspaper, wood, metals, plastics, wire, household objects, are just some of the possible elements that may be employed in this workshop of creative exploration the world. He lives and works in Brooklyn, New York.

 

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Old School Square:

Old School Square is the center of arts & entertainment in downtown Delray Beach. Celebrating 25 years as the community’s gathering place, the historic campus includes the intimate Crest Theatre (in the restored 1925 Delray High School building) the Cornell Art Museum (in the 1913 Delray Elementary building), and the Fieldhouse (formerly known as the Vintage Gymnasium, c. 1925). The Pavilion, which opened in 2002, hosts outdoor concerts and festivals. The Creative Arts School (located on the second floor of the Crest Theatre) offers art, photography, writing and performance classes. Old School Square also serves as a venue for community, corporate, private and media events.

For information on performances, exhibits, classes or facility rentals, call 561-243-7922 or visit OldSchoolSquare.org.

 

 

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561-537-0291

Lighthouse ArtCenter Presents Dr. Joan Lipton Speaking About William Merritt Chase, Featured In “The Manoogian Collection”

The Manoogian Collection is quite a treat being offered by the Lighthouse ArtCenter. Art lovers have a rare opportunity to view extraordinary artworks by American artists that are not seen often in a public domain. The Manoogian Collection is one of the most significant private collections of American art compiled during the 20th century. Visitors can browse the exhibition or attend docent- led tours. A lecture series will feature Dr. Joan Lipton speaking about William Merritt Chase on December 17 and Anne Palumbo, Ph.D., discussing the “Statue of Liberty as an American Icon” on January 21. There will be special tours and evenings for private clubs and organizations, as well as educational programs for childrenThe Rickie Report shares the details here with some sneak peeks. This is a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity – mark your calendars now!

 

 

 

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Lighthouse ArtCenter Museum, Gallery Square North

373 Tequesta Drive, Tequesta, FL

 

 

You Are Invited :

Exhibition:

Selections from The Manoogian Collection:

Two Centuries of American Art

Special Lecture by Dr. Joan Lipton

“William Merritt Chase”

Thursday,  December 17, 2015

5:30-7:30 pm

 

 

 

Exhibit Runs:

November 19, 2015 through March 5, 2016

Museum Hours:

Monday thru Friday 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.

Saturday and Sunday 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.

To view exhibition:

Members free; $10 nonmembers ages 13 and up; Saturday and Sunday admission is free.

(561) 746-3101

www.LighthouseArts.org

 

 

 

The Lighthouse ArtCenter Museum is proud to present selections from The Manoogian Collection: Two Centuries of American Art through March 5, 2016. It is generously underwritten by Detroit industrialist, Richard Manoogian and his wife Jane. The Manoogian exhibition will fill LAC’s galleries with priceless, diverse collection of works from 1856 – 1999.

 

 

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“Ferry Watch” by Doug Brega

 

 

 

The Manoogian Collection is one of the most significant private collections of American art compiled during the 20th century. A number of paintings in the collection have been exhibited at the White House, National Gallery of Art, Metropolitan Museum of Art and Detroit Institute of Arts. The National Gallery considers the collection to be “a comprehensive survey of American painting, a remarkable one in capsule form.”

 

 

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“1929 Duesenberg” by Peter Maier

 

 

 

When Richard Manoogian was asked why he collects American Art, “Collecting American paintings is important to me,” he said. “Those from an ethnic background like mine often have a great appreciation for America because of the opportunity this country has created for their families. The result is a deep love for one’s country and a particular appreciation for the period in which the country grew and expanded.”

 

 

 

 

 

Although the Manoogians lead a very private life, they enjoy sharing their collection. “To some extent my collecting has been driven by wanting to share my paintings with others as a way of giving something back to the country that has been so good to our family,” Mr. Manoogian said. The exhibition includes works that range from mid-19th century to 1999, including paintings of renowned artists, such as Frederick Frieseke, William Merritt Chase, Childe Hassam and Andrew Wyeth.

 

 

 

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“Lady in a Park” by Childe Hassam

 

 

 

“As these works are in a private collection, the Manoogian Collection exhibition presents an opportunity for our community to view extraordinary art by American artists that cannot be seen often,” said Katie Deits, the executive director of the Lighthouse ArtCenter. “Museum visitors can browse the exhibition or attend docent- led tours. Our lecture series will feature Joan Lipton speaking about William Merritt Chase on December 17 and Anne Palumbo, Ph.D., discusses the Statue of Liberty as an American Icon on January 21. There will be special tours and evenings for private clubs and organizations, as well as educational programs for children.”

 

 

 

 

 

The collection reflects Mr. Manoogian’s belief that, “It is important for people to appreciate the unique character, diversity and quality of American art. I hope that our collection will encourage others to both appreciate and collect American art.” Mr. Manoogian served as Chairman of the Detroit Institute of Arts (the DIA dedicated its American Wing as the Manoogian Wing) and has also served on the boards of Archives of American Art, the White House Preservation Fund and the Fine Arts Committee of the Department of State.

 

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3rd Thursdays:

December 17th

&

January 21st

5:30 -7:30 pm

 

 

On Thursday, December 17th the Lighthouse ArtCenter presents a special lecture by Dr. Joan Lipton about William Merritt Chase. Dr. Lipton, a well-recognized and very engaging regional art historian, will discuss the important influence that Chase has as a celebrated American Impressionist, art teacher and family man.

 

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“Portrait of Caroline Allport” by William Merritt Chase

 

 

 

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“Statue Of Liberty Celebration” by Frederick Rondel

On Thursday, January 21st published author and art historian Dr. Anne Palumbo shares important insights as she presents her lecture “Goddess, Guardian and Grand Old Gal: The Statue of Liberty as an American Icon”.

 

 

 

ABOUT LIGHTHOUSE ARTCENTER:

Since 1964, the Lighthouse ArtCenter, a member-supported, nonprofit organization, has been providing visual and performing arts for the community through unique collections, engaging exhibitions and cultural programs, a dynamic School of Art and diverse outreach activities. The Lighthouse ArtCenter Museum is located at 373 Tequesta Drive and the School of Art is located at 395 Seabrook Road in Tequesta, Fla. For exhibition or Museum information, call (561) 746-3101 or visit www.LighthouseArts.org.

 

 

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Ralfonso Delivers Powerful and Imaginative Interactive, Kinetic Public Art

In February, 2013, Boynton Beach convened the first International Kinetic Art Symposium.  With artists around the world pushing the boundaries of static art, The Rickie Report is pleased to bring you an interview with Ralfonso.  Based in West Palm Beach, FL Ralfonso travels the world installing new and innovative kinetic sculptures. This kinetic master will participate in a number of public forums during Art Synergy/Art Palm Beach.  The Rickie Report urges you to hear him.  More details are in this article.

Art Synergy and Art Palm Beach

Present

Ralfonso

 

 

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Innovator and artist, Ralfonso brought the First International Kinetic Art Exhibit & Symposium to Boynton Beach, FL in 2013.  The Second will take place in 2015, but in between you will have a number of opportunities to meet and hear this visionary!  The Rickie Report interviewed Ralfonso and shares his story here.

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Kinetic Art Organization Founder and International kinetic artist, Ralfonso, will  showcase his art projects and the installation of iconic artwork global. He will also review his kinetic art curriculum for several Universities in China. Kinetic artist, Rein Triefeldt, will share his Solar Tree learning base educational program that he is implementing in the Central Charter School, Fort Lauderdale, FL. Boynton Beach’s Public Art Manager, Debby Coles-Dobay, will present the videos from the 2013 International Kinetic Art Exhibit and Symposium and review the programming for the 2015 Symposium.
  • January 24, 2014,  7:00 pm – 1:00 am at  ARTal’FRESCO, ArtPalmBeach satellite exhibition at Boynton Beach Arts District.  Preview of  2015 International Kinetic Art Exhibit Symposium at the Boynton Beach Art in Public Places booth
 
  • January 26, 2014,  2:00 pm at  ArtPalmBeach, West Palm Beach Convention Center, “Kinetic Sculptures – Art in Motion” Our panelists are Rein Triefeldt, Ralfonso Gschwend and Debby Coles-Dobay.       

                      

  • January 29, 2014,  1:30 p.m.- 2:30 p.m.  Boynton Beach Art in Public Places will present, “Kinetic Art, Year in Review” at the City Library, 208 South Seacrest Boulevard, Boynton Beach, FL

 

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Meet Ralfonso

 

TRR:        Were you artistically inclined as a child?

Ralfonso:  
No, I was never good at hand drawing or painting – only with the help of the computer can I explain and translate my 3 dimensional moving (and usually fairly complex) kinetic sculptures.
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TRR:    What and who were your early influences in artistic expression?

Ralfonso:

I love the intersection of art, design and mechanics!   Perhaps being Swiss, I am drawn to clean mechanical design – and I am mostly inspired by Nature – see my Bird of Paradise, Evolution, Magic Tree, etc.
Unlike many artists, who first start with smaller sculptures, exhibit in galleries and museums and then start to create art for public places, my story is somewhat in reverse. I started with very large to monumental sculptures for public places, – and only now begin to make smaller versions for private commissions.
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TRR:   What made you come to the United States and earn a degree in finance?

Ralfonso:

I have always wanted to be an artist, but it was clear to me early on, that in my art and creative endeavors, I wanted to be free from financial pressures.  So it made sense to me to first get a business education (Wharton MBA, 1985).  Then to succeed in business, which provided the critical resources of time and money (in that order…)  and then be able to create freely, without major financial stress.
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Ralfonso, “G Rings”

TRR:      Can you share one of your earliest designs with us?

Ralfonso:

One of the early public designs in 2001 was the Wind Rings, later renamed G-Rings, which are still being exhibited in various exhibitions.  It was recently seen in “Mouvement et Luminiere” in Marcigny, France. It functions similar to a gyroscope and rotates on multiple axis in the wind.

Ralfonso, "Early Design of G Ring"

TRR:   Many artists dream of becoming world famous.  You have not only brought fame to your artistry, but also developed a mindset of international cooperation.  How did you go about creating this synergy?

Ralfonso:

My passion in life is Kinetic Art! With this passion, as president from its inception, I co-founded the Kinetic Art Organization (KAO) www.kinetic-art.org in 2001 with a two fellow Kinetic Artist. Now, with more than 1,000 members in over 60 Countries around the world we are very proud to be the largest Kinetic Art Organization in the world.
I want to share my passion particularly with young people, so we focus a lot on STEAM, a fairly new educational approach, where Science, Technology, Engineering, Art and Math meet.  Our 2 day Symposium in Boynton Beach in 2013 was very focused on this, with great speakers from the fields of art, engineering, architecture.  We are working on an even much more comprehensive Symposium for the 2015 Event.
To increase awareness for Kinetic Art and STEAM, I am honored to be invited to teach the very first Kinetic Art graduate course in China at the famed Tsinghua University in Beijing, China . As a kinetic artist, I work with engineering and computer science graduate students and classes around the world, such at the ETH in Switzerland, the NHL in the Netherlands, to develop “bleeding edge” interactive public art concepts, that involve communicating and changing the art via Internet, SMS and Smartphones from all around the world.
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TRR:  Can you take us through the steps from when you conceive an initial design to the sculpture being installed?

Ralfonso:

Normally an art consultant or architect, or sometimes the owner/developer approaches me for a custom and site specific commission.  This is mostly in the public realm but sometimes for a private collector. I analyze the site, materials, sight lines, and massing, wind conditions, as well as the demographics (who will see and interact with the public art, who are the stakeholders, etc.) and then design a unique – and hopefully iconic landmark specifically for this site.
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Also, sometimes I still compete in international competitions, such as the City of Orlando competition – http://seeartorlando.com/#home where I am now finishing fabrication for a large group of six 26 foot tall wind and computer light sculptures – or the State of Alaska, where I am currently a finalist for the $500,000 UAA – University of Anchorage, Alaska commission.
ExoCentric Metal #2 was commissioned for the 5 story main elevator lobby of the Union Square development in Kowloon - Hong Kong by MTR Limited. Now it is called ELEMENTS MALL.

ExoCentric Metal #2 was commissioned for the 5 story main elevator lobby of the Union Square development in Kowloon – Hong Kong by MTR Limited. Now it is called ELEMENTS MALL.

TRR: Is there anything else you want to tell our readers?

Ralfonso:

I very strongly feel that ideally Public Art should be an interactive experience, where both viewer and the public sculpture can together determine what happens next.  

 

 

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“Ad Infinitum”

 

It should not be a passive, static and unilateral viewing of a static object, but an ever changing INTERACTIVE dialogue and dynamic experience between the art and the viewer – who now is an active participant.

 

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“Moving Up”

 

 

My recent installations of the 20 foot tall EX STRATA at Universities in both Beijing and the Netherlands are examples of such interactive Light, Internet, SMS and Sound sculptures, which change according to the actions of the viewer, locally and around the world!

 

"Ex Strata"

“Ex Strata”

Please see the short 3 minute movie about these two interactive sculptures here: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6OWX2_ksSwU  which we want to connect via Internet in 2014, so the students at both Universities can send Sound and Light signals to each other J

 

For more information about Ralfonso’s Kinetic, Light & Interactive Sculptures – see his website atwww.ralfonso.com or see several movies of his Art in Action at http://www.youtube.com/user/ralfonso1  and visit  http://intlkineticartevent.org/.   Ralfonso.com LLC  Kinetic, Interactive & Light Sculptures for  Public Places  301 Clematis Street, #3000  W. Palm Beach, Fl 33401, USA   T.   +1 561 655 2745.  For more information about the Kinetic Art Symposium, lectures or Boynton Beach Arts events please contact  Debby Coles-Dobay, Public Arts ManagerCity Manager’s Office, Art in Public Places  City of Boynton Beach  100 E. Boynton Beach Blvd.  Boynton Beach, FL 33435  561-742-6026    Coles-DobayD@bbfl.us  |  www.boynton-beach.org  | www.boyntonbeacharts.org 

 

 

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561-537-0291

“Red Diamonds Grey Gold” Tells of Juan Plaza’s Experiences of the Gold Rush in the Amazon rainforest

The Rickie Report has written about Juan Plaza’s extraordinary artistry as “Dr. Wiggls”.  Now we share his experiences as a young surveyor in the gold and diamond open-pit mines in the Amazon Rainforest.  From early reviews, “Red Diamonds, Grey Gold” is about Juan’s adventures as well as a stark reminder of what gold mining with mercury pollution is doing to one of the last pristine environments on the planet.  OSGS, where Juan exhibits and sells his pointillist drawings, is hosting a Public Reception/ Lecture on Saturday, November 16th.  Juan will be selling his book at this Book Release at a discount and will also be signing his book!  Details are in this article.

 

 

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Ortiz-Smykla | Gallery Studio

 

Presents

 

Juan Plaza

 

Public Reception/Book Release

 

“Red Diamonds, Grey  Gold”

 

Saturday, November 16th

4 – 6 pm

500 Northwood Road   W. Palm Beach, FL

 

Overview

Juan the Surveyor is a chronological narration of Juan B. Plaza’s adventures as a young surveyor in a gold and diamond open pit mine in the Amazon rainforest during the area gold rush of the early 80’s.

 

Book Context

The events take place in an area where the government of Venezuela was offering mining concessions to companies and/or individuals interested in exploring and exploiting gold and diamond concerns in the undeveloped southern portion of the country. Geologically speaking gold and diamonds have a very similar weight and in alluvium conditions tend to deposit in close proximity. This is why the purpose of mining in this area is to extract both minerals at the same time.

 

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This region of the Amazon is inhabited mainly by the Pemon Indians, but in this particular sub-region some Yanomami men and women have established themselves attracted by the mining activity. Juan was assigned two members of the tribe as his guides, companions, translators and eventually invaluable teachers in the ways of the jungle.

 

 

“As it happened, one of my formal teachers at the university was tired of teaching and urban life and had decided to apply for one of these available concessions and therefore needed a surveyor to complete the legal delimitation. In a matter of weeks I was squarely in the middle of nowhere, confronted with a completely different world; a world of unlimited possibilities and countless dangers. My then recently acquired engineering knowledge and skills were quickly put to the test in an area where building materials and skilled labor were easily accessible but radically different from those I learned in college. Using only what was available in the jungle, my Yanomami assistants and I combined our knowledge and skills to design and build contraptions needed to carry out our work”, Juan shares.

 

Juan B. Plaza at the Mine Site

Juan B. Plaza at the Mine Site

 

The cover of National Geographic Magazine issue of August, 2003 is dedicated to the Hidden Tribes of the Amazon. For months, Juan lived with one of the largest tribes, the Yanomami while performing his surveying work, geological exploration and sampling.  More than once the Yanomami saved his life and once he was able to return the favor!

 

 

Juan tells us, “This book is about my adventures in a hostile environment, at 100% humidity for weeks on end; surrounded by unimaginable wealth, reflected in the thousands of raw diamonds and the pounds of gold that I was exposed to during my tenure in the mining areas.” (See Chapter 3, Gomes and the Concept of Honesty)

 

 

This book is also about the rudimentary techniques that miners are still using in this once pristine environment and how these techniques are not only polluting the Amazon but how they are slowly poisoning the Yanomami, the Pemones and the miners themselves.

 

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Toribio Diver

Juan explains, “The techniques involving mercury used in the early 80’s have been “upgraded” by fly-by-night miners who are now using modern machinery to process even more quantities of material (sand) and therefore increasing exponentially the pollution. The current political climate in Venezuela has not helped the situation either. Confusion and corruption are contributing to less inspection and more informal mining than before.”

 

The situation is dire and a book raising awareness to this ever growing problem should be well received.

 

Early Reviews

 

Behind Plaza’s storyline you’re likely to find three traits merging into a compelling fusion:

 

 

First, you’ll run into the practical, resourceful and ingenious insights from his field engineering background. Then, a deep love and commitment toward the stewardship of earth’s environment; and lastly, the stimulating sense of adventure that has always been his trademark in life.

 

“Red Diamonds, Grey Gold” will transport you, with the realism of the true story it is, to the core of the day-to-day struggle of people forever adapting to the challenges of the unforgiving Amazon jungle, while at the same time facing the unscrupulous pillage and exploitation of this rich but vulnerable place.

 

Aviator, writer, explorer, astronomer, surfer, craftsman, photographer, cook, brewer, artist, child prodigy, and the list goes on. Juan Bautista Plaza has, since his youngest years, been receiving the admiring attention of world renowned intellectuals, astronauts, historians, billionaires, craftsmen, musicians, among many others in his multi-faceted life.  Juan has been called more than once a “21st Century Renaissance man”, by people who, like me, have had the luck of sharing in his always inspiring life.

Pablo K. Ramos, British Petroleum, Houston 2013

 

 

“Red Diamonds, Grey Gold” is a book about the adventures of a young surveyor in the Amazon rainforest of Venezuela but it is also a stark reminder of what gold mining with mercury pollution is doing to one of the last pristine environments on the planet.

 

Unfortunately since Juan was at the Amazon in the early 80s the situation has deteriorated significantly in this region, particularly due to rampant illegal mining, but also through the industrialization of what was then a rudimentary and artisanal process.

 

Today hundreds of professional grade barges continually pollute the rivers at an alarming rate under the apathetical eye of the authorities. Not only is mercury pollution an issue of great concern, but habitat destruction and excessively high water turbidity are a serious threat to the local ecology and the livelihood of indigenous people “.

 

Dr. Rudolf Jaffe,  George Barley Professor of Environmental Chemistry, Florida International University

 

 

Although his friends knew-and enjoyed- the extraordinary abilities of Juan Bautista Plaza as an artist, cook, craft and aircraft pilot, what we have discovered later is his second-to-none skills in the art of written narrative. In this first work, Juan Bautista delights us with his true stories in the inhospitable and savage Venezuelan Amazon, an exotic land whose everyday life is full of characters and situations that seem to emerge from a novel by García Márquez  “2.0.”. A fascinating read!

 Juan F Misle,  NASA Lyndon B. Johnson Space Center (JSC)

 

 

 

For more information contact Juan at: juan.plaza@doctorwiggls.com   or http://www.behance.net/juanbplaza

 

 

Visit our website for more information about us:  http://www.osgsart.com/
Evelyn Ortiz Smykla & Jonathon Ortiz-Smykla
OSGS Ortiz-Smykla|Gallery-Studio  p: 561-833-2223
e: OSGSart@hotmail.com      www.OSGSart.com       Find us on Facebook at http://www.facebook.com/OSGSart

 

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561-537-0291

OSGS Announces New Artists plus Irene Jalowayski Presentation

How exciting that Ortiz-Smykla Gallery | Studio (OSGS) is adding new artists to their ongoing exhibit!  The Rickie Report knows you will enjoy glass artist Irene Jalowayski’s presentation – and free giveaway for those who attend! (Bring your own chair – BYOC)

 

Saturday, June 15, 2013

You’re invited

  BYOC

(Bring Your Own Chair)

Lecture Series

5 pm – 7 pm

Ortiz-Smykla | Gallery-Studio

Meet Glass Artist, Irene Jalowayski

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 Free Drawing for attendees:

  • Large Silver Swirl Pendant with Fused Glass ( $135. value)
  • Square Bowl with Flowers ($125. value)

Irene will be bringing an extended line of work for the lecture to discuss both her background and the process it takes to create such unique glass art.  For that evening, the pieces Irene brings with her will be provided at a special discount for attendees.

 

500 Northwood  Village  West Palm Beach, FL

Corner of Spruce and Northwood Road

 

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Welcome to OSGS Gallery’s second in a series of lectures titled BYOC (Bring Your Own Chair).  OSGS [Ortiz-Smykla | Gallery-Studio] is featuring one of it’s own incredible artists each month by which she/he will share a short biography, how they got started, how they decided on their medium(s), techniques used, and how their work has evolved and where they see it going.  Bring a comfortable chair, relax, and learn from the best.  We know it will be time well spent, entertaining, and inspiring.

 

Three Faces, Fused Glass by Irene Jalowayski

Three Faces, Fused Glass by Irene Jalowayski

The current Exhibit at OSGS includes works by Claudia Bloch, Sheree Blum, Ren Dittfield, Ursula Fernandez, Gail Erickson, Sherry DuBois, Kerby Glenn, Jeff Green, Irene Jalowayski, Lew Mayer, Ian Levinson, Helen Kagan, Jonathon Ortiz-Smykla, Juan Plaza, Ann Lawtey, Tim Rivers, Julie Roberts, Molly Potter, John Rachell, and Steve Wallace.

Irene Jalowayski

 

Irene Jalowayski is a retired speech pathologist who is a Florida native and grew up in Miami. She spent most of my adult life in California and returned to FL 8 years ago.  Always an art lover and collector, she began taking fused art glass classes seven years ago.

 

Red Glass Vase by Irene Jalowayski

Red Glass Vase by Irene Jalowayski

She tells us, “I studied with Sidney Escowitz and took classes at McMow Art Glass Center and at Art Glass Environments. I now have my own studio and my hobby has become my passion. Working with glass has allowed me to express my creativity and love for color, shape and form. I get lost in my work and experience a thrill every time I open the kiln.”

 

 

Her fused art glass pieces are full of color with lots of dichroic glass mixed with beautiful bright backgrounds. Some are sculptural and some functional objects for the home including large and small bowls, dishes, platters,salt and pepper shakers, olive oil bottles, sushi dishes and serving utensils.

Accent Piece by Irene Jalowayski

Accent Piece by Irene Jalowayski

 

Irene was selected as of of only 11 “Emerging Artists” at ArtiGras, 2012.  Her Judaic pieces include Shabbat sets, candlesticks, menorahs and mezuzahs. Items for the home include bowls, dishes, platters and many other fun pieces to showcase in your home. She also makes small accent tables with vintage or antique bases and art glass tops.

Accent Table with Fused Glass by Irene Jalowayski

Accent Table with Fused Glass by Irene Jalowayski

 

  • Annual Art Glass competition – McMow Art Glass Gallery and Studio Lake Worth FL-. 2011, 2012, 2013
  • Contempo: Pushing the Limit on Art- Lighthouse Art Center, Jupiter, FL – 2011
  • Artistic Visions II- the Armory Art Center, West Palm Beach, FL- May 2012
  • Clay, Glass, Metal, Stone Gallery, Lake Worth, FL – Permanant exhibiting artist- 2012
  • Florida Craftsmen Members Exhibition-Lighthouse Arts Center, Tequesta,FL – August thru October 2012
  • Member: Florida Craftsmen
  • Member: Artists of Palm Beach County

Ren Dittfield

Ren Dittfield has been practicing the art of photography for over 20 years, using his camera as a tool in capturing a unique and enriched vision.  Not only does Ren skillfully produce fine art images, he also performs carefully crafted portrait sessions as well as fashion and commercial editorials. 

Ren Dittfield, Photography

Ren Dittfield, Photography

Ren’s photographs translate a visual language that captivate the viewer while maintaining his distinctive perception of quality.  Ren’s philosophy on digital media is authentic, allowing his expertise to transform an image to the highest standards of integrity.  Through his work with film, Ren urges the viewer to see the entirety of each composition, delivering the purest form of photography.  His collections reflect not only his versatility and commitment to creativity, but also his effortless conception of timeless beauty.

 

Helen Kagan

Helen Kagan, PhD, a refugee from Russia, is a healer and an artist.  Her “Healing Arts” blends her own life experience into a visual form emphasizing the healing power of art.  Helen grew up in what was then the USSR, a communist State where oppression and control were a daily reality. In 1991 a quest for free-dom led her to the US where she brought a Jewish heritage, a PhD in Science, Master’s in Psychology, and an unending thirst to explore life’s meaning.  Living in VT, WI, MN, NJ, NY and now in FL, she’s spent much of her life in the USA as a holistic therapist and a social worker. Following her quest Helen studied many healing modalities, and equipped with another Master’s in Clinical Social Work she’s been ‘walking the walk’ integrating a mind-body-spirit philosophy into her personal and professional life (see www.NYhealing.com)

 

 

Helen Kagan

Oil Painting by Helen Kagan


Primarily self-taught Helen’s been painting for as long as she remembers herself, since 2005 does it professionally. Helen works mainly with oil, and paints with pure boldness and emotion, always looking for ways to communicate on levels often not yet understood. While reflecting her own colorful and deep perception of life, a desire to bridge the Realities and heal the Past, she belives her artwork can enhance healing process to those in need.

 


Helen believes in the mind-body-spirit connection. These beliefs encompass her dream of developing a Healing Arts Center to reach people from different cultures, races and ethnic backgrounds.  A dream that she’s following all these years  by providing therapeutic healing services and bringing her Healing Arts to those in need.  Helen continues to follow her heart’s dream by sharing her art and personal Journey of hope through her collection of “Healing Arts”.

 


Carla Golembe

Carla Golembe is an award winning artist, illustrator, author and teacher.  Her work is shown at galleries throughout the United States. Collections include Hyatt Corp, Pan Pacific Hotels, Sheppard Pratt Hospital, Medical College of Virginia Hospitals, Worcester Art Museum (Worcester, MA), Academy Art Museum (Easton, MD), Boston Public Library and others.  She has received artist residencies from the Hambidge Center in Rabun Gap, GA; Altos de Chavon in the Dominican Republic and Kalani Honua in Hawaii.  As an artist in residence in these places she presented her work to the community by giving talks, demonstrations and exhibitions.


Carla’s children’s books include A Story of Surfing, The Story of Hula, M is for Maryland, Washington DC ABC’s, Annabelle’s Big Move and Dog Magic, all of which she wrote and illustrated. She has also illustrated Why the Sky is Far Away, The Creation, People of Corn, How Night Came from the Sea and The Woman in the Moon, Sun and Honeybees.  Carla wrote and illustrated the Zippy and Zoe series, published in Taiwan.

"Evening Doves"

“Evening Doves” by Carla Golembe


Carla has taught fine art and illustration courses at Maryland College of Art and Design and the Maryland Institute College of Art, and Lighthouse Center for the Arts.  She worked with elementary school children teaching them to write and illustrate picture books and fold books through the Center for Creative Education and the Milagro Center. She presently teaches painting, and drawing at Delray Beach Center for the Arts and the Art School of the Boca Museum of Art . 

 

She has done presentations and workshops for children, teens and adults in schools, libraries, museums and other community based venues for almost  20 years.  Carla was an artist for five Animals on Parade Public Art Projects including Washington DC’s Party Animals and Pandamania, Ocean City Maryland’s OC Beach Birds, Prince George’s County, Maryland’s Birds-I-View and Palm Beach County’s Wild Things.

 

Luke Gardner

A Junior at Dreyfoos School of the Arts who is coming into our exhibit as our only current student artist.  

Luke Gardner

Luke Gardner


Luke has already gained exposure and recognition for his work regionally and nationally.  Luke has been awarded by the Regional Scholastics Art and Writing competition and has garnered top scores as judged by the College Board.  He will be exhibiting some of his pop culture, illustration and abstract work at OSGS.  Here’s a nice link to an extended look at some of Luke’s work:
http://lukegardner1681.wix.com/artworks

 

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