Digital, Free Hand Painting, Stitched Fiber Arts And Beading Takes Lynn Doyal’s Artistry To New Dimensions In “Joined Together: Spiritual And Artistic Directions” Now Exhibiting At Palm Beach Atlantic University Through August 10, 2022

Artist Lynn Doyal‘s technique of combining various media such as digital photography, painting, fiber hand stitching, and beading is exclusive to her creative process. Palm Beach Atlantic University’s Warren Library Gallery features Lynn’s artistry now through August 10, 2022. While the Library is open to the public, we suggest you contact Lynn to schedule a free tour of the exhibit so you can ask questions of the artist herself ! The Rickie Report shares the details and some sneak peeks. This is a perfect art event for all ages to get their own creative juices flowing!

 

 

 

 

 

Palm    Beach    Atlantic    University    – Warren    Library    Gallery

 

 

 

L y n n    D o y a l    in   a   S o l o    E x h i b i t i o n !

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Exhibit Dates:

NOW  through August  10, 2022

While the Library is open to the public, we suggest you contact Lynn for a free tour of the exhibit so you can ask questions of the artist herself ! 

Gallery  Hours  are  from  8 am to 6 pm   Daily

Closed Weekends

Call to confirm times 561-803-2425

 

 

 

 

Contact   Lynn   for   a   Free   Tour:

LynnMDoyal@gmail.com

 

 

 

  Warren Library

 

 

Palm Beach Atlantic University

300 Pembroke Place          W. Palm Beach, FL

561-803-2226

“This marriage of image, technique and materials is distinctive and causes people to talk about what they are seeing because there is nothing else like it.”  Lynn Doyal

 

 

 

“Hannah” by Lynn Doyal

 

 

From realistic to representational to abstract, these artworks are a splendid fusion of contemporary design with a reverence for the techniques of the past.  Lynn Doyal’s technique of combining various media such as digital photography, painting, fiber hand stitching, and beading are exclusive to her creative process, resulting in artworks that engage the viewer on multiple levels.

 

 

 

 

 

 

“Neon Shells” by Lynn Doyal 

 

 

 

 

Due to the intricate number of details in each painting, Lynn’s work is best viewed up close in order to appreciate the fine workmanship. Many of her works are scanned, enlarged and digitalized allowing for a more abstract and dramatic experience. She delights in the different impact the same image can have when size is introduced as an additional element.

 

 

 

 

 

“Enter By The Narrow Gate” by Lynn Doyal 

 

 

Lynn tells The Rickie Report, “All my work is initially created on canvas incorporating a digital image and/or “free-hand” painting.  I go back into the image using hand stitched fiber threads and beading to bring a textural element to the artwork.  This canvas is then photographed in high definition and digitized so that the image can be output on a variety of surfaces including glass, metal, canvas, tile, and vinyl – which allows for SCALE to become an essential element in the visual experience.  The unique way in which the artwork is photographed and digitized yield 2-D images that look 3-D.  Seeing the detailed hand crafting and brush strokes is an experience that most every viewer describes as “Cool!” because it fools the eye.  There is nothing else like it!

 

 

 

 

 

“Dew From Heaven” by Lynn Doyal

 

 

While it is natural to try and visually link the Biblical artwork titles with the image, the artwork titles follow my spiritual direction, whereas my visual imagery is reflective of my artistic direction”. Lynn Doyal

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

“Glorious  Things Are Spoken” by Lynn Doyal 

 

 

 

As an established studio artist, Lynn’s interest to create Public Art began in 2016 when she became a volunteer for Palm Beach County Art in Public Places program.  “Simultaneously, I started an apprenticeship with a professional Public Artist. These opportunities afforded a wealth of information into the public art realm. I have since received several public art commissions and am advancing my career in this industry”.

 

 

 

 

“Hibiscus” by Lynn Doyal 

 

 

 

 

Lynn’s artistry has been seen at galleries and exhibitions in Florida, New York City, and countless places in between.  She is a member of Florida Association of Public Art Professionals (FAPAP), Wellington Art Society, Wellington, FL.  A native Floridian, born in Miami, Lynn resides in Boca Raton.

 

 

For more information contact Lynn Doyal 

Email:           LynnMDoyal@gmail.com

Instagram:  @MixedMediaByLynn

Website:   www.MixedMediaByLynn.com

Phone:         561-251-0806

 

 

 

 

 

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

 

RCK Gallery Presents World Renown Photographer And Video/Sound Installation Artist, Cheryl Maeder With Grand Opening Friday, May 6, 2022

RCK Gallery is excited to present world renown photographer and video/sound installation artist, Cheryl Maeder. Her video installations are part of Delta Air Lines permanent collection, exhibited at the Louvre in Paris plus many other world wide iconic art sites… and now you can see Cheryl’s innovative artwork right here in Stuart,FL!  The Free Opening Reception on Friday, May 6, 2022 offers complimentary champagne, wine, yummy hors d’oeuvres and Free Valet ParkingThe Rickie Report shares the details and some sneak peeks.  RCK Gallery will collect donations and the Gallery will donate 25% of all sales to the YMCA of the Treasure Coast.

 

 

 

 

614 S Colorado Ave.    Stuart Fl 34994

 772-403-3153

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

C  H  E  R  Y  L        M  A  E  D  E  R

 

 

 

FRIDAY,  MAY 6, 2022

5  –  8 PM

 

 

Exhibit is available through the end of May, 2022

 

“Suberge, Judith II”” by Cheryl Maeder

 

 

This  event  is  free and open to the public

Open Every Friday  5 – 7 pm           Or By Appointment

 

 

TAKE   ADVANTAGE  OF   THE   FREE  VALET     PARKING  

 

 

Breathe Easy, RCK has a Hospital Grade Air Purification System with you in mind.

 

 

 

Video Installation, “Climate Change” by Cheryl Maeder

 

Cheryl Maeder tells The Rickie Report, “The core of the work is “connection”; the connection to the self, each other and to all life forms on this planet…” Maeder’s photography became the inspiration for the Dove Campaign on ‘Real Women, Real Beauty’, which transformed the way women are viewed in the global media.

 

 

 

 

Video installation by Cheryl Maeder

 

 

 

Cheryl Maeder is intuitively linked to everything in the world around her and us. Now is our chance to see a variety of her works which focus on relatedness. She speaks for Mother Nature, as a guide to all of us.  The core of Cheryl Maeder’s work is about “connection”; the connection to the self, each other and to all life forms on this planet.  It is Maeder’s philosophy, that we humans are not only of this world, we are also connected to the broader universe.  It is this concept that permeates throughout her limited edition photographs and video installations…

 

 

 

“Submerged I” by Cheryl Maeder

 

RCK Gallery owner, Clay Kanzler shares, “Cheryl Maeder will also be featuring a video installation in the main gallery which will be very exciting for Stuart to enjoy! Come and discover this unique exhibition as RCK brings the incredible experience to The Treasure Coast!” Maeder’s installations have been exhibited in public art platforms on climate change and the environment in the United States, South America & Europe.

 

Born in New Jersey, Cheryl Maeder moved to Zurich, Switzerland in her early 20’s, where she studied photography at the Zurich University of the Arts.  Eight years later, she returned to US and opened her photography studio in San Francisco, where she photographed international advertising and fashion campaigns.She transitioned from photographing fashion models to photographing real women, to celebrate the beauty of women in all shapes and sizes. In 2005, Maeder relocated her studio to the Miami area and deeply immersed herself into fine art photography and filmmaking.

 

 

 

 

 

Beach Scene by Cheryl Maeder at SCOPE Art Fair Miami, FL by Galerie Vivendi Paris

 

 

Maeder’s artworks are in prominent public spaces and permanent museum collections: Frost Museum(Miami) and the Coral Springs Museum of Art. She participated in a group exhibit at the Louvre Museum (Paris), the Museum of Contemporary Art (Rome), Miami New Media Film Festival, Public Art Platform, Art & Technology, “Curated Thesis on Water, Climate Change & Communities” Traveling Group Exhibition (Bogota, Caracas, Valencia, Miami, Santo Domingo, San Nicolas & Rome).  Her works can be found at the Montefiore Medical Center, Permanent Collection, New Rochelle, NY Campus, state-of-the-art new Emergency Department & Radiology Clinic.  She had a Solo Exhibition at Miami International Airport and her artworks have been auctioned by Sothebys NY. She worked with PBS’ Filmmaker Project as a featured Filmmaker, film “PLAY” televised nationally on PBS, funded by the National Endowment for the Arts.  “Submerge” a Public Art Video Installation, was seen at the Canvas Outdoor Museum (City of West Palm Beach, FL) and she has exhibited at major art fairs worldwide including Art Miami, Scope NY, Art Toronto, Art London and Art Shanghai. Her photographs are 30 x 45 inches and 40 x 60 inches, limited editions of 10. Video Installations are also limited editions of 10.

 

 

 

 

 

 

25% of all Gallery profits will be donated to YMCA of the Treasure Coast

 

 Exhibit is Open April 22 – May 5, 2022

 

 

U P C O M I N G       S C H E D U L E:

June 3, 2022 – “Bits and Pieces”

 

 

 

For information about this exhibit, upcoming exhibits, or becoming involved with RCK Gallery please contact April Terborg, Director.  

RCK GALLERY

614 S Colorado Ave.    Stuart Fl 34994

 772-403-3153

Email: aprilterborg@gmail.com

 

 

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

 

 

RCK Gallery Presents “Mary and Jesus” Painting For One Day Only On Good Friday. Clay Kanzler’s Artistry Transforms Us

RCK Gallery presents the “Mary and Jesus” Painting by Clay Kanzler on Friday, April 15, 2022 in honor of  Good Friday.  The Rickie Report shares a preview here with a moving essay by R. Edwards.

 

 

 

 

614 S Colorado Ave.    Stuart Fl 34994

 772-403-3153

 

 

 

“Mary  and  Jesus ” Painting  by  Clay  Kanzler

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

FRIDAY,    April 15,   2022  

4 – 7  PM

 

The event  is free and open to the public

 

 

 

 

 

Review by R. Edwards

 

I recently had the decided good fortune to view Clay Kanzler’s “Mary and Jesus” exhibit at the new and warmly received RCK Gallery in Stuart.  I realized upon entering that there was a palpable atmosphere of contemplation in every corner of the gallery. I noticed a very still and quiet observer with wet eyes on the verge of release…with good reason. I sensed I would be joining her soon, and indeed I did.

 

There are a multitude of layers in every piece of art that Clay gives to the world. His works are traditionally large format because the heart rendered emotions that appear on the canvas are mined from an infinite vein. Clay uses his art to help him understand the trials, traumas, and tragedy that cross his path. He does so unselfishly and without limitations. He does so with the unexpressed desire to heal and to bring hope and healing to others. The energy and experiences he shares in his art are complex and compelling, and you should be prepared to be moved. You can also safely prepare yourself to be healed because hope for tomorrow is the most resounding message that radiates from Clay’s work.

 

Taking this show in on Easter weekend felt about the same as flying first-class. The journey is the same, but the experience was heightened. Please understand that your personal beliefs will no way mitigate the power of the moment.  This show is compact with a significant impact.  Exactly the way it was destined to be.

 

 

 

 

U P C O M I N G       S C H E D U L E:

April 22, 2022 – “Alice Murdoch”

May 6, 2022 – “Installation with Cheryl Maeder”

June 3, 2022 – “Bits and Pieces”

 

 

 

For information about this exhibit, upcoming exhibits, or becoming involved with RCK Gallery please contact April Terborg, Director.  

RCK GALLERY

614 S Colorado Ave.    Stuart Fl 34994

 772-403-3153

Email: aprilterborg@gmail.com

 

 

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

 

Noelle McCarthy’s Endless Curiosity With Nature Can Be Seen At New Solo Exhibit At Eissey Campus Theatre Lobby Gallery In Palm Beach Gardens

Noelle McCarthy‘s “A Tribute to Nature” a Solo Art Exhibit brings the viewer up close with some stunning images. The Eissey Campus Theatre Lobby Gallery  exhibit opens April 2 and runs through May 1, 2022.  From her colorations to her innate understanding of her subjects, this Free Exhibit is not to be missed!  The Rickie Report shares the details and some sneak peeks.

 

 

 

 

 

 

Noelle McCarthy, based in Delray Beach, FL. was born and raised in Clifden, Ireland, a small rural town on Ireland’s remote and rugged west coast known as “The Wild Atlantic Way”.  As a child she was surrounded by nature, many pets, seaside trips, mushroom picking in the fields with her Dad, and Sunday drives in the countryside with her Mom.  “I was captivated by art and any type of creativity at school, although art classes were few and far between.  In my teens, I was immersed in the horse culture going to shows and enjoying rides in the woods and open fields in Graiguenamanagh.  I later moved to Dublin to work as a Secretary and attend the College of Marketing and Design at night.  Wanderlust struck and then I just had to travel and did so for years, starting by working in Paris, London, Asia, Thailand and Australia and eventually ended up settling in the US”.

 

 

 

 

 

“Cactus Sunburst” by Noelle McCarthy

 

 

 

Her interest in art blossomed during classes with Talin Lyman.  With a curiosity and deep connection with nature, her mission is to bring awareness to the need to protect and preserve wildlife and their habitats. Noelle’s first commission was to paint 100 Hibiscus Blooms for the remodel of The Colony Hotel in Palm Beach, FL. A regular in Juried Group Art Exhibits, this is Noelle’s first Solo Exhibition – “A Tribute to Nature”.

 

 

 

 

Noelle tells The Rickie Report, ” With each painting there is always something that catches my eye, whether it is a pose or stance, striking color, or composition. My paintings are very personal and related to a meaningful worthy cause. The emotion can be empathy towards an animal and my desire to help, or it can be just a peaceful scene that I don’t want to leave behind.  As I explore the natural world I anticipate what my next creation will be.   Each painting is like an extension of me and there’s no better honor than for others to see or feel what I am trying to convey while appreciating nature’s beauty.  I want viewers to be touched by an inner connection that translates to their own lives.”

 

 

 

“Flamingo Stand Tall” by Noelle McCarthy

 

 

 

Working and traveling throughout Europe, Asia and Australia provided her with influences of diverse landscapes. Noelle loves the adventure of exploring and trips to the Everglades, Wildlife Refuges and Sanctuaries provide endless inspiration. She paints en plein air on Everglades Day annually at Arthur R. Marshall National Wildlife Refuge and takes part in Endangered Exhibitions supporting wildlife organizations.  She shares, “I participate annually in the Center for Great Apes Endangered Art Contest, to promote and support their efforts to save animals”.

 

 

 

Painting in acrylic works well for her as it allows Noelle to paint boldly and vibrantly (and she likes that it dries quickly, so that colors can be layered with less wait time and with more control of the texture and consistency). Noelle’s painting compositions vary from up close and personal, to wide open landscapes leading you in. She is drawn to color, flow and movement and her style is Interpretative Realism sharing highly detailed subjects, but her work remains Expressive.  Attending an Artist Residency at Desert Mountain Retreat in New Mexico provided peace, solitude and much inspiration while experiencing the landscape of Georgia O’Keefe who she admires, along with South African wildlife artist, James Stroud.

 

 

 

“New Year’s Sunrise” by Noelle McCarthy

 

 

Noelle was featured in New Times “10 Best Visual Artists in Palm Beach County” and most recently featured in “Art Adventures of the Palm Beaches ‐ The Art of Making Place” TV show and currently LIVE “Creativity Takes Flight” show on PBC TV Channel 20. She is a member of  Artists of Palm Beach County, Plein Air Palm Beach Meet Ups, Cultural Council of Palm Beach County, and Friends of Arthur R. Marshall National Wildlife Refuge.

 

 

 

“Home Sweet Osprey” by Noelle McCarthy

 

 

 

Noelle’s artwork can be seen at the The FLOW Exhibition at Palm Beach International Airport Art Gallery through June 13, 2022 – celebrating the beauty, mystery, joy and life-sustaining benefits there are to experience throughout Palm Beach County’s diverse aquatic ecosystems. She is also in the Member’s Exhibit, Artists of Palm Beach County at Artworks, Northwood, now through April 11, 2022.

 

 

Awards:

 

  • 2019 at Arthur R. Marshall National Wildlife Refuge Annual “Loxahatchee Visions” Art Contest (Judge’s Honorable Mention for “New Year’s Sunset”).
  • 2019 at Artists of Palm Beach County “Members Exhibit” (Judge’s Honorable Mention for “Great Falls Reflections” and Featured Artist in  “Members Choice” Exhibit – for “Elephants in the Wild” & “Malayan Tiger”)
  • 2020 during the pandemic, “Home Away from Home” and “Chicklet” created during quarantine were incorporated into “Alone Together” a Corona Crisis Collage Exhibit by Artist Sharon Koskoff, a 164 piece collage mural at The Cultural Council of Palm Beach County.  Prints were sold to support the Council’s Artist Relief Fund. The collage can be seen “In Person” for the first time at Hatch 1121, LULA Art Gallery April 29 – June 13, 2022.
  • 2020 “Koala Care” in the Endangered Online Exhibition (Highly Commended Gallery).

 

 

 

For more information about this exhibit or to see Noelle’s other artworks:

 

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

Not Sure What “Art” Is All About? Deborah Bigeleisen’s Lecture Puts Everyone On The Same Playing Field With “Looking At Art Through The Eyes And Mind Of An Artist. In-Person Or Virtual Attendance Available

If you like looking at artwork but aren’t sure what it means or why an artist would choose to create it – this lecture is for YOU! Deborah Bigeleisen takes you on an exciting journey with her lecture, “Looking at Art Through the Eyes and Mind of an Artist”. Part of the Osher Lifelong Learning Institute at FAU, Florida Atlantic University, Deborah shares her unique vision including newbies to aficionados. This lecture is available in-person or virtually on Tuesday, March 29, 2022.  Hear about colors, materials, and techniques that impact one’s emotions and challenge the senses, the tricks that artists play on the viewer, and even some neuroscience aspects of how the brain perceives art.  The Rickie Report shares the details and some sneak peeks!  Sign up now!

 

 

 

 

 

Professor Deborah Bigeleisen

 

Tuesday, March 29, 2022

     12:00 – 1:30 PM

 

 

 

 

Deborah Bigeleisen’s lecture is designed for everyone whether you are an art aficionado or know nothing about art.  You will come away energized with a fresh perspective on not only looking at art, but also looking at the world around you from the everyday places that you go all the time, to where ever you travel.

 

 

 

The lecture is part of the OSHER LIFELONG LEARNING INSTITUTE at FAU, Florida Atlantic University.

To register for live-in-person or live via video: 

https://lnkd.in/dRhkdUJc

 

 

 

“Rainforest” by Deborah Bigeleisen 

 

 

 

With the visual-aid of a PowerPoint presentation, you will be taken on a virtual tour of modern and contemporary art in museums, galleries, and international art fairs. The presentation also covers the excitement in modern architecture from museums to international metro stations and even bridges! Photography is also explored since (almost) everyone is snapping photos with their cell phone. The emphasis is looking at art and the world around you “through the mind and vision of an artist.”  Hear about colors, materials, and techniques that impact one’s emotions and challenge the senses, the tricks that artists play on the viewer, and even some neuroscience aspects of how the brain perceives art.

 

 

Historical facts are introduced where Professor Bigeleisen feels that it has additional significance to a particular work – such as “why is that 10 foot plank of black plastic leaning against the wall in a museum?”  You will learn why there is more to it than meets the eye!  

 

 

 

 

“Havasu Falls” by Deborah Bigeleisen 

 

 

 

 

Deborah Bigeleisen is an international renowned artist whose innovative vision of the floral genre embodies a contemporary world. Her work can be found in private and corporate collections around the world. Her paintings have been published in numerous international art books and interior design magazines including New Art International, Science Creative Quarterly, Florida Design, and Architectural Digest.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

For more information about this lecture:

Call 561.799.8547 or Email:  llsjuptr@fau.edu 

5353 Parkside Drive   Jupiter, FL 33458    

www.fau.edu/osherjupiter

 

 

 For  more  information  about  Deborah  Bigeleisen’s artworks:

www.deborahbigeleisen.com

mobile: 561.351.8755

deborah@deborahbigeleisen.com

 

 

 

 

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

Artist Sarah Gualtieri Uses Her Creativity To Inspire Her Students For An Artistic Venture

Artist, Sarah Gualtieri has been involved in the local visual art scene, showing in area galleries. Focused on her teaching Special Education, she has not recently exhibited any of her own artworks (for which she won an award of this article in The Rickie Report).  The Rickie Report shares what Sarah’s students are creating and selling for a School-based Enterprise project.  We hope you will support their efforts! 

 

 

 

 
Growing up, Sarah Gualtieri took painting, photography and clay classes.  She also made cards and presents for friends and family.  She tells The Rickie Report, “I learned how to work with wood in Shop in middle school and also with my dad at home.  I took architecture classes in High School.  I went to Rhode Island School of Design for landscape architecture and while I didn’t finish, I learned some amazing things in my foundational art classes there.  I ended up majoring in Sociology at Guilford College and kept on with my art interests”.
 

 

 

 

 

Sarah was a case manager/support coordinator for individuals with disabilities and she loved this. She shares,” I also did direct care.  I started facilitating some art workshops for these populations and really enjoyed this.  I realized that I loved to teach!  Exceptional Student Education was the best fit for me because of my background working with vulnerable populations.  I love to focus on abilities and empowerment”.
 

 

 

 

 

 

 

A Transition teacher, with students between 18 and 22 years old who have already graduated through the 12th grade, Sarah’s focus is life skills, such as Pre-Vocational Job Skills, Social Skills, Personal Care and Health, Safety and Community.  “I wanted my students to create items that they could make and sell as they increased their Pre-Vocational Job Skills, so I developed the wooden fish concept after practicing some methods over the summer.  The staff in my room have been very helpful in putting the project together with me”.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

She sees her students smiling and focusing as they are sanding wood and painting the wood.  “Some prefer to create designs on the fish instead of sanding or painting.  Some prefer to paint over sanding.  Some have surprised me with their amazing abilities to sand.  I continue to make adaptations to the process of making the fish so that the students can do as much on their own as possible.  This is really exciting for the students. Almost everyday, students and staff all put on smocks/aprons, cover the tables and get to work.  Pre-vocational job skills is a regular lesson and with this project they continue to get more and more skilled“. 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 
 
Students are reminded of who is getting the fish that they may be working on that day. Students are really proud to bring fish home to family and friends.  They carry them down the hallway with pride to their ride home.  It’s also fun for them to sell fish to the staff at school when we have visitors to our class showroom!

 

 

 

 

 

 

Sarah tells us, “We use the money to buy more supplies ( 1/4 plywood, paint, brushes, glue, sandpaper, jute rope, etc.).  We also are able to use money that we have made on pizza parties!  When The Rickie Report asked if anyone can donate supplies, Sarah said, “Yes! Donations are welcome!”

 

 

 

For more information about purchasing a single fish, a school of fish, or donating supplies please contact:

 

Sarah Gualtieri  (Ms. “G”):   (561) 558-5464

ESE Transition Teacher, Royal Palm School, room 2-123

@sarah_gualtieri, Follow us on Twitter @RoyalPalm_RPS

 

 

 

 

 

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

Palm Beach Atlantic University Tauni De Lesseps Gallery Features Diane Prater In Solo Exhibit In The Warren Library. View “Dream Shells: Divinely Inspired Treasures From The Heart Of The Sea” Now Through April 14, 2022

The Tauni de Lesseps Gallery in the Warren Library of Palm Beach Atlantic University is hosting Diane Prater,  “The Palm Beach Watercolorist” now through Thursday, April 14, 2022 for a Solo Exhibit.  “Dream Shells” Divinely Inspired Treasures From the Heart of the Sea showcases realistic representations of world-wide specimen shells against brilliant abstract backgrounds in a manner generally atypical of transparent watercolor. While the Library is open to the public, we suggest you contact Diane to schedule a free tour of the exhibit so you can ask questions of the artist herself !  The Rickie Report shares the details and some sneak peeks.

 

“DREAM    SHELLS”

Divinely    Inspired    Treasures

From   the   Heart   of   the   Sea

 

 

 

Diane Prater examining her artwork

 

 

Exhibit Dates:

NOW through Thursday, April 14, 2022

 

 

Contact Diane for a Free Tour: diane_prater@hotmail.com

 

 

  Warren Library

Tauni de Lesseps Gallery

 

 

Palm Beach Atlantic University

300 Pembroke Place          W. Palm Beach, FL

561-803-2226

 

 

 

“American Beauties III” by Diane Prater – 40″ x 52″

 

 

Diane Prater’s formal art training at the University of Connecticut School of Fine Arts (Storrs, CT) was the beginning of sharing her passion of the world around her.  Diane tells The Rickie Report, ” The thing I love about working in watercolor is the latitude this medium affords. Each of my paintings is a collaboration of extremes – the abstraction of a chaotic but controlled flow juxtaposed to a sharply realistic rendering of a featured shell or complimentary grouping of shells. The mixture of pigment, water and light creates never-ending combinations and limitless possibilities! Whether the theme of a particular work involves water above in the form of clouds, or water below as ocean current, it is water in all its forms – in subject, background and the medium in which they are expressed that attracts me to watercolor”.

 

 

 

Transparent   Watercolor   Painter 

–  Representational   Images –

Brilliant   Abstract   Backgrounds

 

 

 

 

“Down Under Wonders” by Diane Prater – 29″ x 41″

 

 

 

Diane’s  large scale original work includes realistic representations of world-wide specimen shells against brilliant abstract backgrounds in a manner generally atypical of transparent medium. Large scale original work include: 60″ x 40″, 41″ x 29″, and 30″ x 22″ size work on 100% cotton content paper. She re-emerged artistically after 13 months of personal rediscovery beginning August 2008 and exited this period of introspection a more prolific painter with clearer life purpose and more focused artistic direction. During the past several years, Diane worked on compiling a large body of work, engaging with the community and exhibiting.

 

 

Why   The    Seashell ?

 

 

The seashell – marine mollusks and bivalves – deserve our attention and admiration. How frequently we’ve seen shells portrayed whimsically in paintings or as decorative art, with a brief brushstroke here, a bare suggestion there. We know what it is after all – just a shell – a less important component of a vastly more important marine ecosystem.

 

 

 

“Mermaid Combs” by Diane Prater – 40″ x 60″

 

 

Upon closer inspection, however, we detect divine inspiration. Shells display the same amazing engineering expressed in a spider’s web or the arrangement of petals in a rose. Impressive geometry and complex algorithms form exquisite designs as graceful curves, spines, and spirals. Breathtaking colors join in lovely, and often surprising combinations. How could these features escape our notice or the shell itself be relegated to “less than important” status?

 

 

 

 
“Angel Wings I” by Diane Prater – 22″ x 30″
 
 

 

Shells are not just symbolic of ocean themes. They’re indicative of Divine engineering and a well conceived blueprint. Often delicate yet strong enough to withstand ocean forces; beautiful as they are  functional and so  artistically crafted to truly inspire awe! For all these reasons I chose to focus on the seashell for this body of work.

 

 

 

Diane Prater with one of her large scale paintings

 

 

Diane transitioned from freelance watercolor illustration back to fine art painting creating art purchased and/or commissioned by private collectors. A selection of recent work was on long term loan in Sachs Hall at Palm Beach Atlantic University July 2018 – July 2020. Diane’s artworks have been seen in local exhibits and private collections. She was invited to show her artworks at Palm Beach Gardens Municipal City Hall (June, 2019).

 

 

In  addition  to  Exhibiting  I  Also  Teach  Watercolor…

 

 

 

Diane is currently teaching Watercolor for the College of the Arts at Palm Beach Atlantic University’s West Palm Beach campus. The class is held Monday and Wednesday mornings from 9-11 a.m. in the Visual Arts Studio, and currently only offered to students enrolled through the University. Her emphasis has been on creating large scale watercolor paintings for exhibit and sale through my own art production company. That being said,  she tells The Rickie Report, “I teach this class because of my love for the medium and a desire to pass on my knowledge and skill to another generation of painters. Several of my students have never explored watercolor previously, and many are surprised at the progress they make over the span of the course”. 

 

 

Contact Diane for a Free Tour: diane_prater@hotmail.com

 

For more information about this exhibit, classes, or purchasing ORIGINAL WATERCOLORS, FINE ART REPRODUCTIONS, or LIMITED EDITION POSTERS:

 

Dianeprater.com

Diane_Prater@hotmail.com

561.252.0871

 

 

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

Friday, March 4, RCK Gallery Presents “God’s Light Into Darkness” Featuring Robert Clay Kanzler’s Oil Paintings As Reflections Of Vietnam And Life On The Homefront. Art Sales Benefit The Wounded Warrior Project

RCK Gallery hosts a free night under the stars with its Opening reception for “God’s Light Into The Darkness” on Friday, March 4, 2022.  Enjoy the live music of a 60’s/70’s band, Ellie’s Deli Pop-Up Cafe and champagne as you view the inspired dramatic oil paintings by Robert Clay Kanzler. Art opens dialogues and we are grateful to Clay and RCK Gallery as we consider our own humanity by gazing deeply into the concepts of good versus evil. 25% of all Gallery profits will be donated to The Wounded Warrior Project. The Rickie Report shares the details and some sneak peeks!  RCK offers FREE Valet Parking on Opening Night!

 

 

 

 

 

614 S Colorado Ave.    Stuart Fl 34994

 772-403-3153

 

 

“GOD’S    LIGHT    INTO   THE    DARKNESS”

 

 

ROBERT    CLAY    KANZLER’S

 

 

PAINTINGS    ON    VIETNAM

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

FRIDAY,    MARCH   4,   2022  

5  –  8  PM

 

 

The event  is free and open to the public

Open Every Friday  5 – 7 pm           Or By Appointment

 

 

 

 

TAKE   ADVANTAGE  OF   THE   FREE  VALET     PARKING  

 

 

Breath Easy, RCK has installed a Hospital Grade Air Purification System with you in mind.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

25% of all Gallery profits will be donated to Wounded Warrior Project

 Exhibit is Open March 4 – April 10, 2022

 

 

 

 

“The Picnic” by Robert Clay Kanzler

 

 

 

Robert Clay Kanzler helps us gaze deeply into the concepts of good and evil, as RCK Gallery shows his collection of oils on canvas with “God’s Light Into The Darkness” opening on Friday March 4, 2022. While soldiers are at war, what are the lives of ordinary citizens like?  How do we talk about conflict? How do soldiers return to “normalcy” after conflict? 

 

 

 

“While You Were Reading” by Robert Clay Kanzler

 

 

 

These inspired, dramatic paintings challenge us as Clay exposes our humanity with never-seen-before images in his stunning and startling large image format.

 

 

 

“God’s Light Into Darkness” by Robert Clay Kanzler

 

 

RCK Gallery Charity spotlight for the month of March is The Wounded Warrior Project25% of all gallery commission will be donated to them for the month of March.

 

 

 

 

25% of all Gallery profits will be donated to The Wounded Warriors

www.woundedwarriorproject.org

 

 

 

 

U P C O M I N G       S C H E D U L E:

April 15, 2022 – “Mary & Jesus”

April 22, 2022 – “Alice Murdoch”

May 6, 2022 – “Installation with Cheryl Maeder”

June 3, 2022 – “Bits and Pieces”

 

 

 

For information about this exhibit, upcoming exhibits, or becoming involved with RCK Gallery please contact April Terborg, Director.  

RCK GALLERY

614 S Colorado Ave.    Stuart Fl 34994

 772-403-3153

Email: aprilterborg@gmail.com

 

 

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

Ray Gross’ Fine Art Hyper-Realistic Porcelains Bring The Everyday To Lighthouse ArtCenter’s “Warhol! Warhol! Warhol!” Exhibit Now Through March 23. Don’t Miss A Life-Size Realistic Harley Davidson, Designer Handbags, Utilitarian Tools And More All Made By Hand

Andy Warhol was an influence icon and inspiration…  And now, Ray Grossfine art hyper-realistic porcelains are being exhibited at the Lighthouse ArtCenter’s “Warhol! Warhol! Warhol!” extravaganza available NOW through March 23, 2022. Viewers will be wowed by Ray’s newest life-size Harley Davidson motorcycle, Amazon” boxes with motorcycle parts and “Art supplies” as Art! All of these plus Ray’s iconic tools, tool belts, paint tubes, and handbags will be available for purchase. The Rickie Report shares the details and a few sneak peeks – like the motorcycle in progress, but to see it finished, come to the Lighthouse ArtCenter.  This family friendly exhibit takes Pop Art to a new level! While the Warhol pieces won’t be for sale, Ray’s art is!

 

 

 

373 Tequesta Drive      Tequesta, FL 33469

561-746-3101

 

 

 

CELEBRATE    POP   ART !

 

 

“WARHOLWARHOLWARHOL!”

&

Ray   Gross   Pop   Art   Porcelains

NOW   thru  March 23, 2022

 

 

Free admission for members        $5  for  nonmembers

For more information: lighthousearts.org/warhol/

Gallery Hours:   

Monday-Thursday: 9  – 5   Friday: 9  – 4       Saturday: 10 – 4     Sunday: Closed

 

 

 

Ray Gross’ Pop Art Sculpture (Schorr Gallery) is a homage to Warhol’s Pop Art and includes a life-sized Harley Davidson made of porcelain!

 

 

 

 

 

 

Ray is a celebrated ceramist who is known for his hand-built, hand-painted, hyper-realistic porcelain sculptures.  

 

 

Ray Gross’ hyper-realistic porcelain Gucci shoe

 

Curator, Janeen Mason tells The Rickie Report, ” In recent years the Lighthouse ArtCenter Gallery has brought Frank Lloyd Wright’s Guggenheim, Nick Cave’s renowned Sound Suits, and Kara Walker’s Sugar Babies. We’ve curated exhibits showing Clyde Butcher’s iconic photos of the Everglades and Edie Widder’s first photos ever takeoff a giant quid alive.  We’re keeping this trajectory of excellence with Warhol!Warhol!

 

Ray Gross’ hyper-realistic porcelain paintbrushes and pencil

 

 

Visitors to the Spencer Gallery can see over 20 pieces of rare original Andy Warhol art on loan from Beth Rudin DeWoody and Marshall Fields’ private collections. Andy Warhol, arguably the most famous artist in the last 100 years was an artist, director, and producer who was a leading figure in the visual art movement known as pop art.  

 

 

 

 

Ray’s original Harley Davidson has been exhibited at the American Craft Museum in New York City, at the Norton Museum in West Palm Beach, FL, the Fort Lauderdale Museum of Art in Fort Lauderdale, the Boca Raton Museum of Art in Boca Raton, FL., and international art fairs.

 

 

 

Ray Gross’ hyper-realistic all porcelain life-size “Orange Harley”  7’6″ x 32″x28″

 

 

 

Click to hear Ray speak about his Motorcycle in Process & watch him create one of the headlights:

 

Ray Gross’ hyper-realistic porcelain life-size Harley Davidson motorcycle in process

 

 

Ray’s art depicts 3D items of everyday Americana, including utilitarian art objects such as paint cans, tubes, brushes, pencils, and other artist tools that have seized the attention of collectors, and have been installed in public and corporate spaces.

 

 

 

Ray Gross’ Amazon inspired hyper-realistic porcelain boxes.  Some have motorcycle tools and others have art supplies inside.

 

A sampling of Ray Gross’ iconic hyper-realistic porcelain tools, The Series “Art Supplies As Art”

Although original Warhol pieces will not be for sale, the other “Pop Art Inspired” work on exhibit in the Schorr Gallery will be available for purchase.

 

 

Ray Gross’ hyper-realistic porcelain, The Series “Art Supplies As Art”

 

 

For more information: 

Ray Gross MFA
RGFA Ray GrossFineArt
rayhgross@gmail.com
T  561-951-4749
Euro 0170-5091840

 

About Lighthouse ArtCenter:

Lighthouse ArtCenter Gallery & School of Art is 501c(3) not-for-profit founded in 1964 by eight artists and Christopher Norton. The ArtCenter is dedicated to the visual arts whose mission is to inspire, engage and connect our community through a vibrant school of art, unique exhibitions and diverse special events. The center has grown into a three-building campus consisting of a Gallery & 2D Studio, 3D Studio, and a Jewelry & Textile Studio. Supported by memberships, tuition, grants, and donations, Lighthouse ArtCenter serves over 20,000 visitors, 3000 students, 45 faculty members, 400 summer art campers, and a comprehensive outreach program to benefit under-served populations.

 

For more information visit https://www.lighthousearts.org.

Facebook: @lighthousearts.org

Instagram: @lighthousearts

Twitter: @LighthouseArtC

 

 

 

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

 

Aya Fiber Studio Announces Grand Opening Monday, January 10th At New Location. Offering Fiber Workshops, Studio Time, Boutique With Ready-Made Clothing And Gifts

Suzanne Connors and Aya Fiber Studio has moved to a new space!  The public is invited to the Grand Opening on Monday, January 10.  Fiber-art workshops Now through April, 2022 are available for all levels of experience with regional, international and nationally known instructors who are experts in their fields. Studio time is also available for your own projects. Bring a group of friends and create together!  Shop in the boutique for one-of-a-kind textiles, wearable art pieces, and functional artworks.  The Rickie Report shares the details and sneak peeks of the workshops.  Please note NEW ADDRESS!!!!

 

 

 

 

MONDAY,   JANUARY  10, 2022

5 – 8 PM

 

 

 

AYA  FIBER  STUDIO

170 NE Dixie Highway      Stuart, FL 34994

www.ayafiberstudio.com              suzanne@ayafiberstudio.com  

336.693.4606

 

 

The Aya Fiber Studio is pleased to invite regional, national and internationally acclaimed fiber-artists to the studio to give lectures, workshops and critiques for a wide range of fiber studio practices and techniques. 

 

 

TAKE   AN   IN – STUDIO  WORKSHOP

 

 

January 13; February 4; April 11

Intro to Shibori and Indigo | Suzanne Connors

 

 

 

 

Indigo is an ancient dye derived from the leaves of plants and surrounded by magic, mystery, and folklore. Discover how the leaves ‘make blue’ by learning about the character and chemistry of the natural indigo vat. The  complex chemistry of the indigo vat is fascinating. The unique ‘attaching’ of indigo to fiber means it is particularly suited to resist methods of dying, such as shibori, where portions of cloth are closed off to the dye or where the flow of dye is restricted. Different shades of blue build on the fabric after several dips, exhibiting the beautiful graded hues which are so typical of indigo. A vat will be prepared in the morning and the basic chemistry explained. The natural indigo powder will be used, and the vat will be ‘reduced’. While the vat develops, students will be shown a folded and clamped method, a twisted and tied technique. Students can expect to make several pillow or napkin-sized samples

 

 

January 14 – 15   With Suzanne Connors

Shibori Stitching and Binding: Magi-Age and Ori-Nuri  

 

 

 

 

 

Shibori is a Japanese word used to describe the ways to create patterns on cloth by manipulating it before dyeing. Shibori comes from the verb root shiboru, “to wring, squeeze, press.” Learn the basic type of stitching used to create patterns in the cloth to create unique patterns and to resist dye.  Learn how to lay patterns out and how to execute them. You’ll come away with new friends , great memories and a collection of indigo dyed fabrics in various solid shades, and patterns!

 

 

January 17 – 20     In The Boro Spirit | Lisa Brinkley

 

 

 

Boro mending, kantha cloth, the Quilts of Gee’s Bend each evokes images of old, worn fabrics, simply but beautifully stitched for a new purpose out of need and salvaged cloth. Contemporary fiber artists can learn much from these traditions both technically and aesthetically. Explore the traditions that created these textiles and look to them for inspiration in creating new works of fiber art. Begin with pieces of old fabrics, especially those with personal meaning— vintage linens, pieces of worn jeans, even bits of blankets or tattered garments—we select, curate, layer, and hand-stitch them into new looks and new life. Techniques include non-traditional hand-piecing and applique, hand-quilting with various weights of threads, inclusion of repurposed embellishments such as shirt buttons and beads from old jewelry, as well as design considerations in creating our compositions. This four-day workshop is a meditative blend of history, hand work, upcycling, and art making. This class is suitable for all levels of fiber artists.

 

January  23 – 26  

Botanical Books & Keepsakes|Merike Van Zantan

 

 

 

Learn how to use leaves and plants to print on paper, fabric and leather plus turn the results into keepsakes. On days 1 & 2, we’ll discuss types of fabric, paper and leather suitable for botanical printing, and types of mordants needed for the different materials, as well as possible modifiers.  We’ll cover folding and securing methods for bundles. With comprehensive, and clear, detailed instructions in the handouts you’ll leave with the knowledge to continue this at home. You’ll be making lots of botanical prints on paper, fabric, and leather, at your own pace.  On days 3 & 4 we’ll combine our printed materials to create different kinds of bindings for notebooks, journals and Midori travel journals that you can then produce in the workshop. We’ll print some wool to be sewn into bags to keep your book/journal in. Wallets and small pocketbooks are also possibilities. I’ll show you other things you can make at home, like shoes, bags, and discuss where to get the necessary supplies.

 

January 28 – 30

Joomchi And Beyond |  Jiyong Chung

 

 

 

 

Joomchi is a unique Korean tradition of making textured handmade paper by using water and eager hands. The terminology originated from the meaning, “making a Joomoney (Pouch)”. There are a few remaining Korean treasures made with this technique: purses, folding pouch, outfit for rain, etc. Joomchi creates strong, textural and painterly surfaces by layering and agitating Hanji (Korean mulberry papers), not easy to rip/tear and creates elegant looking surface: As time goes, the surface becomes more and more elegant and aged looking, surfaces sometimes look like leather. Become acquainted with its history, usage and role in Korean society, as well as the hands-on techniques and reinterpreted adaptations into contemporary art form. Joomchi’s usages are diverse and it can be incorporated into surface design, collage, new way of drawing, one-of-a-kind book art, wearable, unconventional body ornament or sculptural object: 2-D & 3D either functional or fine art oriented works. The possibilities are endless!

 

January 31 – February 2

Sashiko, Mending & Hitomezashi Stitching | Atsushi Futatsuya

 

 

 

 

 

Learn about the art and history of Sashiko, how to use a long needle and make beautiful stitches, and how to find joy in stitching. Learn how to transfer patterns to fabric and we’ll discuss ideas for future projects and how to use sashiko as part of a mindful mending practice. This is a unique opportunity to learn authentic Sashiko stitching from a traditional master, Atsushi Futatsuya, a third-generation Sashiko artist. Students will practice this meditative art and advance their Sashiko skills with lots of hands-on guidance.

 

 

 

February 8 – 12  

Natural Dyes: Making A Color Library | Elin Noble

 

 

 

Use natural dye extracts to construct a color library on white and a light blue indigo dyed ground using three mordants (and mixtures of them) and a broad palette of dyes (including cochineal, pomegranate, Himalayan rhubarb, weld, and madder). This will become a reference library for future projects.  The 2nd part of the class introduces polychromatic dyeing. We’ll apply mordants to cloth through shibori, hand application, and printing techniques, including discharge and overprinting. In a one-color dye bath we’ll attain multiple colors and patterns. Hand-paint a range of dyes onto the mordanted cloth, thereby achieving an even wider range of colors, shapes and spaces. Explore a method of painting and printing using mordanted dyes on un-mordanted cloth. The process is direct and the results dynamic.

 

February 14 – 17  

Draw|Print|Stitch: A Textile Collage  | Peg Gignoux

 

 

 

 

Interested in printing your own cloth? Students will transform simple drawings into thermofax screens. Explore the fun of making your own design and printing with textile inks! Make your own yardage while also contributing to community cloth of combined marks. Day 2 and 3 will focus on color, composition, and line in the building of distinctive textile collages.  Layer, slice and stitch and artfully combine hand printed cloth with other fabrics in your stash. Each student will go home with their own screen for future printing opportunities.

 

 

February 21 – 25  

Process + Awareness + Connection | Amy Nguyen

 

 

 

Work with natural fibers, natural dyes, man-made dyes and fabric manipulation techniques to create a single textile to be used for the body or home. Explore soft and hard edges, such as the soft blurry edges that can be found in shibori in contrast with the hard edges found in textile printing or katazome. Through exploration of color, line, shape, pattern and form in our surface design, we find a visual language to express our current experience. Work with our hand-dyed textile pieces in an additive or subtractive manner to further create texture through deconstructing, piecing, seaming, layering and/or stitching.

 

Experience the science of dyeing raw materials as well as open ourselves to explore the process of our individual creativity with increased mind/body awareness. Begin each day with a brief movement qigong/meditation practice to encourage presence and awareness. By paying attention to not just the form we create, but also to our own form as we create, we can bring this awareness to ourselves and create mind/body connection to deepen our studio practice.

 

As we work with new tools of surface and stitch learned throughout the workshop as well as with our own natural intelligence, we automatically create a holistic textile studio practice from which to discover relationships and connections to inform our own evolution. From two-dimensional to three-dimensional, each individual will realize their own unique textile, through learning and sharing in community.

 

 

February 28 – March 4  

Explorations in Shibori | Ana Lisa Hedstrom

 

 

 

Learn the basics and more advanced arashi, itajime folding and clamping and katano sewing machine shibori. Then we will try various applications of dye comparing natural dyes and thickened fiber reactive dye and silk acid dyes. Learn: Painting with natural dyes on shibori textures; Kakishibu persimmon tannin, resist scouring silk; Experimenting on paper and wool felt.

 

March 7 – 11  

Color Mixing & Shading With Natural Dyes | Catherine Ellis

 

 

 

An extended palette of natural dye color can be created using very few dyes and the art of mixing colors. Dyes may be mixed in the dye pot or by over-dyeing. Color values can be controlled by using carefully measured amounts of dye. The class will learn how to control shades, gradations, and color mixes on silk fabric using a limited number of dyes. Indigo will be over-dyed with various yellows to make a series of greens. Indigo plus red dyes will result in shades of violet and even black. Students will build a comprehensive sample book of repeatable natural colors. At the end of the week, students will be invited to dye some of their own silk scarves with a palette of color.

 

March 21 – 25

 Skins| Skeletons| Nets and Knots  | Mo Kelman

 

 

 

 

Learn methods for building skeletal structures with rigid and semi-rigid materials like rattan, bamboo, wood, wire and found materials. Techniques will include lashing, chaotic plaiting and wire construction. To build skins onto these structures, we will work with gut, rice papers, knotted and knotless netting. Coatings like paintable graphite and kakishibu tannin will further modify surfaces. Exercises, brainstorming sessions, and problem-solving challenges will guide your production of a series of prototypes that will ignite your studio practice. All levels welcome

 

 

March 28 – April 1

 Shibori and Color Are My Obsession | Doshi

 

 

 

Shaped-resist dyeing is a textile art that is thousands of years old. In Japan it’s known as Shibori, in other cultures by a variety of names—Plangi, Bandhani, Adire, Tie-dye. While applying pressure to shaped fabrics before and during dyeing, we can create exquisite patterns of infinite variety on textiles. Samples from all over the world provide infinite approaches to practice several resist techniques: stitching, knotting, pole-wrapping, clamping and rope wrapping. Use folds, tape, and capping to create compound pattern and through layering these techniques we will produce complex designs. We will explore and study color—inspiration, choosing, and mixing—with acid dyes on a variety of silk fabrics. Building layers of rich color through processes such as pour dyeing, vat dyeing, painting, and discharge increasing the complexity of imagery and patterning.

 

 

April  5 – 9

Indigo Shibori: Beyond Blue  | Carol Anne Grotrian

 

 

 

 

Experience the excitement of dyeing indigo patterns over color. Results can range from dramatic to subtle, with an added bonus when the interaction of indigo and fiber reactive dyes create interesting halos of color. The class will include instruction on fiber reactive dyes in both immersion and direct application techniques, as well as shibori techniques in indigo. There will be lots of time to create beautiful, unique fabrics. No experience is necessary; experienced dyers are welcome.

 

 

April 14 – 16    

3 Day Rozome and Batik Techniques | Muffy Clark Gill

 

 

 

 

Have you been interested in trying a new painting process but have been afraid to learn? This workshop is about using the batik (Indonesian style wax resist painting) and rozome (Japanese style batik) wax and dye painting processes to create unique artwork on silk and other fabrics that can be used on everyday household objects, clothing or works of art! Play with tjaps (Indonesian printing blocks), tjanting tools, brushes, and other waxing techniques so that you have a variety of tools to create artwork that is uniquely yours. We will work with environmental friendly soy/beeswax and acid based dyes for vivid colors. Good for experienced silk painters, fiber artists and artists who would like to work in fiber so they can add new techniques and ideas to their toolkit.

 

 

April 18 – 21  

Batik Adire and Tie Dye | Gasali Adeyemo

 

 

 

 

Learn the traditional Yoruba techniques of Batik, Adire Eleko and Tie-Dye and learn about my culture. Batik is the process of creating designs using wax. Batik is the way of creating so many beautiful colors. Traditionally in Nigeria the dye used for batik fabrics is a dye called Jaman dye or Prosion dye, which are both colored dyes.  Adire Eleko is the process of creating designs using cassava paste (yucca), a small broom, and a chicken feather.  Learn how to prepare the paste, so you can do it at home. Use a stencil and create the patterns by hand.  Learn how to prepare indigo, use it to dye your work and how to remove the cassava.  Tie-Dye is the process of using raffia to tie fabric and then dying the fabric.  Learn a few different tie-dye techniques.The primary dye I use in my workshops is Indigo. Indigo has been used as a dye in Africa for at least 2000 years. The Yoruba name for indigo is “elu”. Since the olden days indigo has been used for medicine as well as a dye; it cures an upset stomach. Indigo is also used to ward off viruses; houses are painted with indigo to prevent the sickness from entering. Indigo is an organic substance, it comes from the indigo plant which grows wild in Nigeria. During the beginning of the rainy season the leaves are harvested and then dried. After they have dried they are formed into little balls which are then used to prepare the dye.

 

 

OPEN     STUDIO     TIME

 

 

 

 

Enjoy delicious, uninterrupted studio time. Open studios is a great way to try out the Aya Fiber Studio. Do you have a project you’re working on but need assistance? Do you have indigo projects to put into the vat? Maybe you need a large table or access to the dye kitchen? Come use ours! Maybe you’ve taken a class but need a little extra time to work. A drop in fee includes access to our dye kitchen, print tables, sewing area and small equipment, just bring your material or buy some of ours!

 

VISIT   OUR   BOUTIQUE!

 

 

 

 

For more details about these events, classes, upcoming workshops and opportunities to explore creative fabric design:

 

 

https://www.ayafiberstudio.com/studio-workshops-sonora 

 

Contact Suzanne Connors at: (336) 693-4606

 www.ayafiberstudio.com

www.facebook.com/ayafiberstudio?fref=ts

 

 

 

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

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Enjoy delicious uninterrupted studio time. Open studios is a great way to try out the Aya Fiber Studio. Do you have a project you are working on but need assistance? Do you have indigo projects to put into the vat? Maybe you need a large table to work on or access to our dye kitchen. Come use ours! Maybe you’ve take a class but need more time to work. A drop in fee of $30 includes access to our dye kitchen, print tables, silk screens, sewing machines and all dye equipment. Just bring your own fabric and materials ( or buy some of ours) PRE REGISTRATIONS REQUIRED.

 

 

https://www.ayafiberstudio.com/open-studio-appointments

 

 

VISIT    OUR    BOUTIQUE

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

For more details about these events, classes, upcoming workshops and opportunities to explore creative fabric design:

 

Contact Suzanne Connors at: (336) 693-4606

or visit www.ayafiberstudio.com

or visit:

www.facebook.com/ayafiberstudio?fref=ts

 

 

 

 

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