Surreallation: a Journey through Reality with Erik Kučera Opens at Nathan D. Rosen Museum Gallery in Boca Raton

Surreallation: a Journey through Reality with Erik Kučera at Nathan D. Rosen Museum Gallery in Boca Raton at the Adolph & Rose Levis Jewish Community Center.  The public is invited to the Opening Reception on Sunday, Feb. 1, 2015. The reception, from 1 – 4 p.m., is free and open to the public. The artists’ program starts at 1:30 p.m. and includes talks on the Kučera exhibit, photographer H. Allen Benowitz and master ceramicists Anita Schwartz and Alexandra Hasson.  The Rickie Report is pleased to share new images of Erik’s work and the details about this Exhibit.

 

 

 

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Nathan D. Rosen Museum Gallery

Presents:

Surreallation: a Journey through Reality with Erik Kučera

Opening Reception

Sunday, February 1, 2015

1 – 4 p.m.

Meet and Greet the Artists

Free and Open to the public, but RSVP is required.

Please call 561-558-2520 or email Sue Harrington sueh@levisjcc.org

Exhibitions run through February 27, 2015

Gallery Hours:
Monday – Friday, 9:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.
Admission is free.

Adolph & Rose Levis Jewish Community Center

9801 Donna Klein Blvd. Boca Raton, FL 33428

 

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Erik Kučera at Palm Beach International Airport (Art in Public Places Exhibit)

 

The Nathan D. Rosen Museum Gallery at the Adolph & Rose Levis Jewish Community Center invites the public to the Opening Reception of Surreallation: a Journey through Reality with Erik Kučera on Sunday, Feb. 1, 2015. The reception, from 1 – 4 p.m., is free and open to the public. The artists’ program starts at 1:30 p.m. and includes talks on the Kucera exhibit, photographer H. Allen Benowitz and master ceramicists Anita Schwartz and Alexandra Hasson.  RSVP to 561-558-2520.

 

Exhibitions running Feb. 1 – Feb. 27, 2015:

• Surreallation: a Journey through Reality with Erik Kučera

 

• People of the World
Faces captured by internationally-acclaimed photographer H. Allen Benowitz ignite the imagination with his stunning use of color and texture.

 

• Liked. Followed. Shared. CAPTURED 
Master ceramicists, the mother-daughter team of Anita Schwartz and Alexandra Hasson decorated traditional Moroccan ceramic vessels with contemporary images culled from social media. The resulting porcelain pieces are both unique and functional.

 

Photograph by H.Allen Benowitz

Photograph by H.Allen Benowitz

 

 

Hasson Schwartz Ceramic Plate

“Captured”, Hasson Schwartz Ceramic Plate

 

 

The Nathan D. Rosen Museum Gallery is located at the Adolph & Rose Levis Jewish Community Center, 21050 95th Ave South, Boca Raton, Fla., conveniently located off Glades Road east of Lyons.  The Gallery is open Monday – Friday, 9:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m. and by appointment on the weekends. Admission is free. To schedule a tour, email Sue Harrington sueh@levisjcc.org

 

Erik Kučera is an award winning artist from Slovakia. He is the creator of the world renowned technique, “Surreallations”, which creates the illusion of depth and movement in each piece. His work is unique and readily recognizable as a “Kučera”. Erik has participated in over 200 exhibitions worldwide and his art can now be found in more than 16 different countries.

 

 

 

"Strength" by Erik

“Strength” by Erik Kučera

 

Modernity Art is the main gallery for the art works of Erik Kučera. An award winning artist from Slovakia, he is the creator of the world renowned technique, “Surreallations”. The Surreallations technique, which creates the illusion of depth and movement to each piece, is what makes each work so unique and readily recognizable as a “Kučera”. Erik has participated in over 200 exhibitions worldwide and his art can now be found in more than 16 different countries.

 

Erik Kučera’s artistry has been seen in Art in Public Places at the Palm Beach International Airport Juried Exhibition.  Erik tells The Rickie Report, “I am an artist because to be anything else would be untrue. Through my art I hope to bring awareness to situations in the world which are not always so easy to talk about or even read about. I enjoy also taking themes from the past and working them in a new and exciting way, a way in which people have never seen before.”

 

 

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“Kaleidokrank” by Erik Kučera

 

Erik goes on to explain, “When I create my art, I always see the images in all dimensions in my mind. Every piece takes hours of thoughtfulness and consideration so that the art can tell a story and give the viewer a journey through a world created in a single piece. Some concepts for work can be inspired from the weather or song, and then the ideas flow easily. Other works are themes which can require days of research, and investigation of symbols, history and literature.”

 

 

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Black and White Artistry by Erik Kučera

 

 

 

“When I first started seriously as an artist, I didn’t trust myself beyond a white sheet of paper and a black marker. I created my first works on the basis of my black and white checkered pattern. Over the years I discovered my love of colors and through much trial and error eventually developed the technique of “surreallations”. It is my own way of creating the illusion of depth and movement in a piece. All my works today are carefully developed using a variety of tools and different mediums in order to perfect this technique. However, in nearly every work I create you can still find the original black and white checkered pattern which was the seed from which my art has grown,” he shares with our readers.

 

 

"Rosh Hoshana" by Erik

“Rosh Hoshana” by Erik Kučera

 

 

Erik works out of his studio in Palm Beach, Florida, but his works are on display and for sale through international galleries and exhibitions. Please check the Shows and Exhibitions Link on his website for locations. Call or email today regarding original or limited edition artist embellished giclees which are available for sale.

For more information about Erik Kučera please visit:
www.youtube.com/user/ModernityArt
https://www.facebook.com/pages/Erik-Ku%C4%8Dera/247357688670817?ref=bookmarks
or
www.modernity.us.com
or call Dawn Ross, Art Director, Modernity Art Organic Life Arts, LLC    561.729.9694

 

For more information about these exhibitions or other activities at the Adolph & Rose Levis Jewish Community Center 9801 Donna Klein Blvd. Boca Raton, FL 33428 please visit: www.levisjcc.org or call 561-558-2520.

 

 

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

Rickie Leiter, Publisher

The Rickie Report

P.O.Box 33423

Palm Beach Gardens, FL 33420

Rickie@therickiereport.com

561-537-0291

Jupiter, Tequesta, Palm Beach Gardens and Lake Park Venues Offer Free Exhibits, Gallery Tours, Open Houses and Demonstrations

Art venues in Jupiter, Tequesta, Palm Beach Gardens and Lake Park are opening their doors to residents and visitors, as ArtPalmBeach and Art Synergy’s ARTWEEK 2015 swing into action.  The Rickie Report shares a brief overview of the events everyone can participate in at no charge!

 

 

 

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North Arts and Lake Park Districts

Thursday, January 22, 2015

1:00 -5:00 pm

 

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EASEL ART SUPPLY

810 Park Avenue       Lake Park, FL 33403

 

Stop by this locally owned “Mom and Pop” Art and Drafting Supplies haven. Open House. Enjoy refreshments at this emporium of artist’s tools and supplies, framing shop, art classes and workshops. Artist Demonstrations will take place throughout the afternoon and include: David McEwen (Internationally Renown Equestrian Artist), Drawing with Craig McInnis, Watercolor with Diane Hutchinson, Oil painting with John D’Auria and Acrylic Painting with Dan Remmel. Have your FREE caricature drawn by Captain Cartoon! 20% discount on non-sale art supplies.   

(561) 844-3111 www.facebook.com/easelartpalmbeach

 

 

 

 

3 to 5 p.m.

 

MANDEL JEWISH COMMUNITY CENTER

5221 Hood Road        Palm Beach Gardens, FL 33418 

Tour of exhibition “A Family Affair:

The Paintings of Alan and Michael Friedlander”

This exhibition celebrates the art of brothers Alan and Michael Friedlander which includes large-scale abstract watercolors and acrylics. Alan’s portraits and Michael’s watercolors showcase the beauty of their artistry and their bond through art.  Jewish Film Festival various dates and times.  Contact:Talya R Lerman  Cultural Arts Director  Mandel JCC of the Palm Beaches  (561) 712-5209 talyal@jcconline.com       561-712-5200 

 

ROSETTA STONE FINE ART GALLERY

1001 Jupiter Park Drive, Suites 121 & 122        Jupiter, Florida 33458

 

Retrospective of JB Berkow artwork with wine and hors d’oeuvres.

 561-743-3340 RosettaStoneFineArt.com   Contact: JoAnne Berkow 561.310.9371

 

5:30 to 7:30 p.m.

 

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LIGHTHOUSE ARTCENTER MUSEUM, GALLERY

& SCHOOL OF ART

Gallery Square North    373 Tequesta Drive      Tequesta, FL. 33469

 

Open House with hors d’oeuvres, wine and live music in the Museum and artist demonstrations at the School of Art, including a tour of our ceramics studio. Enjoy Five Exhibitions: “Contempo: Pushing the Limit on Art”, Charlie and Linda Riggs Ceramics, Richard Burkett Ceramics, “En Plein Air” and the Artists’ Guild Gallery.

 

www.lighthousearts.org Contact: Katie Deits, Executive Director or Barbra Broidy, Curator at 561.746.3101

 

THE VILLAGE ART STUDIOS


Gallery Square North    377 Tequesta Drive    Tequesta, FL. 33469

 

Open House Enjoy refreshments at The Village Art Studios, a charming collection of micro-studios and display space in a co-op setting. The diverse nature of the artwork is due to the quantity and quality of artists from Palm Beach County. Come meet them in their studios!

Contact: Julie Silk-Beaumont 561.310.8499

ORIGINAL ELEMENTS

Gallery Square North 387 Tequesta Drive Tequesta, FL. 33469

Open House Enjoy refreshments at this working Art Gallery/Art Studio features Original Artist and Artisans displaying and selling their unique pieces.

561.529.1822 
 Contact: Sandra O’Malley

 

7:30 – 9:00 pm

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Artists of Palm Beach County Art on Park Gallery

800 Park Ave. Lake Park, FL. 33403

Open House at The gallery displays oils paintings, watercolors, acrylic paintings, photography, glass, collage and sculpture. Meet the Artists are working in small studios. In addition, find jewelry, ceramics, and fabric art. Something for everyone!

561.345.2842 www.artistsofpalmbeachcounty.com
 Contact: John Palozzi, artistsofpbc@gmail.com

 

 

8:00 – 10:00 pm

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The Brewhouse Gallery

720 Park Avenue Lake Park, FL. 33403

 

The Brewhouse Gallery is part eclectic hipster lounge, part modern New York art gallery. It’s a creative space to hang out, sip a brew, hold a meeting, share ideas, listens to music, and appreciate local art. Free Wi-Fi and comfortable furniture (that is also for sale) make you feel right at home. Our mission is to support local arts and build community! We serve French Press, Lattes, Cappuccinos, a killer Cuban espresso and other coffee creations made with locally roasted beans sourced directly from the growers. By night we offer craft beer from the finest Florida microbreweries, including Due South, Monk in the Trunk, and Cigar City, along with a selection of favorite wines.
 Musical performances, poetry readings, painting classes, and other assorted nighttime events keep things lively and we are quickly becoming one of the most well-respected live music venues in all of South Florida.

Contact: AJ Brockman: Cofounder – Gallery Curator 561.771.1641 | Facebook | BrewhouseGallery.com

 

 

FOR MORE INFORMATION ABOUT ARTSYNERGY 2015 please visit: artsynergypbc.com

 

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

Rickie Leiter, Publisher

The Rickie Report

P.O.Box 33423

Palm Beach Gardens, FL 33420

Rickie@therickiereport.com

561-537-0291