WITVA Presents Dr. Wilma B. Siegel, Pioneer of Art and Medicine

February and March are busy months for anyone who is interested in art lectures, classes, workshops or trips.  WITVA (Women – and Men in The Visual Arts) has a full calendar of activities to choose from!  The Rickie Report knows you will enjoy any or all of these options!

 

WITVA GENERAL MEETING

PRESENTATION BY WILMA B. SIEGEL:“HER ART AND INSPIRATIONS”

 

 FEBRUARY 15, 2013 

12PM, SOCIAL * 12:45PM, MEETING * 1:15PM, PROGRAM

             

SUGAR SAND PARK

300 South Military Trail

Boca Raton, Florida 

 
image-2Wilma Bulkin Siegel, M.D. graduated from the University of Pennsylvania in 1958 and received her medical degree in 1962 at Woman’s Medical College of Pennsylvania.   She has had a distinguished career as a prominent oncologist in New York City. In her career she was a pioneer establishing one of the first Hospices in the state of  New York and one of the first to accept AIDS patients.  
In the capacity of Medical Director of that Hospice she was asked to give her expertise on AIDS to the Presidential Commission in Washington. Following her retirement she combined medicine with her other childhood career target, painting, by attending The National Academy of Design.
Dr. Siegel has become an award-winning artist recognized nationally for her series of people living with AIDS, Survivors of AIDS, The Changing Faces of AIDS (Seniors), Breast Cancer Survivors, The Homeless, and the Elderly. Dr. Siegel has exhibited throughout the country, particularly in connection with events involved with AIDS and Cancer. 
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She has been featured on CNN television for her AIDS series and she has been elected into Who’s Who in American Art 2001. In the year 2005, April –October, she was 
featured in a one woman exhibition “Holocaust Survivors and Liberators” at The Museum of Art, Fort Lauderdale, Florida.
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Her current passion is to bring art into the medical field as an educational tool and a forum for healing. In this new field of art in medicine she has been  instrumental in creating a program at U of Miami in Florida and Columbia Medical Center in NY City to bring artists to work with patients and also to teach medical students to see in a different way. She is a member of the Advisory Council of  Columbia Medical Center, New York City and the School of Nursing Drexel University, Philadelphia. In 2006 she was awarded an Honorary Doctorate of Humane Letters and was commencement speaker at Drexel University.
 

 
JOIN US FOR A VERY SPECIAL AFTERNOON

 MARCH 10, 2012

1-4 PM

WITVA ART CENTER “OPEN HOUSE” PARTY 

  • DEMONSTRATIONS BY 2D & 3D ARTISTS
  • ART SUPPLIES, SCULPTURE SUPPLIES, BOOKS AND MORE FOR SALE 
  • JOIN US FOR A FUN FILLED AFTERNOON
  • REFRESHMENTS WILL BE SERVED
 2960 NW BOCA RATON BLVD.(NW2nd AVENUE)
BOCA RATON, FL. ON THE EAST SIDE
 
For more information please go to our website www.WITVA.org
WOMEN IN THE VISUAL ARTS EDUCATIONAL TRIP
MARCH 21, 2013
Our trip to Miami was a sellout, so we are planning to have another!   We will visit Palm Beach, The Society of the Four Arts, the Ann Weaver Norton Sculpture Garden and the Studio of a famous portrait artist.  All museum entry fees are included.  Lunch at TESTA’s (on your own) in Palm Beach.  You don’t have to drive! WE HAVE A BUS!  From Fort Lauderdale, Boca Raton and Boynton Beach. $40.00 MEMBERS/$45.00 GUESTS Your check is your reservation.  Make out to WITVA and mail to P.O. Box 880668, Boca Raton, Florida 33488-0668  ATT:  Missy.  For more information please go to our website: www.WITVA.org
 

 

WITVA CLASS SCHEDULE

OPEN STUDIO:

February 8, 22, 2013 OPEN STUDIO – 10:30 AM – 4PM
Paint From a Live Model  $15 Members/$20 Non-Members
MUST MAKE A RESERVATION.  SEND CHECK MADE OUT TO WITVA: MAIL TO:P.O. BOX  880668,  Boca Raton, Florida 33488-0668

Lola Lichman  Studio Sessions

 Monday & Wednesday
  1 – 5:00 PM
Come to Paint, Get Intensive Instruction or an Occasional Critique.  From Beginners to those who need a Space to Work.  Try New Mediums with the Help of an Experienced Instructor.  Learn the Secrets of Color Mixing & Palette Knife Painting.  Set Yourself Free!
$100 Per Month for Both Days  Call 561 394-6081  To Register
 
       

JEWELRY JUST FOR FUN

A Jewelry Class by

Phyllis C Annunziato

Thursdays 1 – 4 PM

        $25.00 per Session – $110.00/5 sessions

Experiment with many creative aspects of making jewelry, and. hopefully open your mind to new ideas.  The pieces that you created cannot be made by a machine, or found in a jewelry store or book. I will bring tools with me that will help achieve this, such as dowels, hammers and pliers, saws, etc.  I will supply Brass, Copper, NU-Gold (Silver may be purchased if desired).   If beads are desired student should bring them and/or anything they would like to include in the jewelry.  Beads and Stones will be Available  for purchase.

 Painting With Michael Graber

Saturday Morning  9:00AM- Noon

Michael believes everyone is creative, and can achieve painting and drawing skills with the right direction and philosophy.  He helps people express themselves and above all learn to see the world through the eye of a painter.    He never compares one persons skill to another, nor does he try to get an artist to paint in his style.  He encourages all to be themselves.  Register by calling 561-239-4949 or 561-852-0900  or artistgraber@comcast.net
All Classes , Meetings and Workshops Take Place at  THE WITVA ART CENTER
2960 NW Boca Raton Blvd. (NW 2nd Avenue) #6  Boca Raton, Florida 33431
Directions:  It is between 28th Street and Spanish River Rd. on the east side of the street.  It is next door to Gallery Seven #7

          

 If you need any further information or clarification, please contact  Phyllis C. Annunziatio at WITVA2000@aol.com

 

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Rickie Leiter, Publisher

The Rickie Report

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Palm Beach Gardens, FL 33420

Rickie@therickiereport.com

561-537-0291

Art Palm Beach – Free Lectures!

ArtPalmBeach Lecture Series Features Famous Muses, Artistic Figures and Renowned Experts

In celebration of ArtPalmBeach’s 15th Anniversary the fair’s lecture program focuses on collecting, artistic processes, museum practices, art criticism, history and today’s art practices.  The fair has invited internationally acclaimed art historians, critics, collectors, museum directors, curators and artists to engage in dynamic conversations and presentations to create an informed dialogue with ArtPalmBeach attendees.  There will be time for the audience to meet the presenters personally after each session series. All lectures are free and open to the public. The schedule follows.

 

 

Behind The Lens of William John Kennedy

 

Friday, January 20th | Fair Hours: 12-7pm

“Full Circle: Before They Were Famous”  Video Presentation, 12:30 PM-1:30PM

Presented by Ultra Violet, Artist and Warhol “superstar” Video by William John Kennedy represented by KIWI Arts Group

A 40 minute video presentation shot in the early 1960s when fine art photographer William John Kennedy forged a friendship with both Robert Indiana and Andy Warhol, these images capture the two artists and their soon-to-be iconic works at the seminal point of their careers and the birth of the Pop Art Movement.

“In Between”     Lecture, 2:00 PM-3:00 PM 

By Jun Kaneko, Artist and ArtPalmBeach 2012 Visionary Award Recipient

Jun Kaneko will give a visual and informative talk about his artwork, philosophy and designs for opera.

“Glass as Art: The First Century”      Panel Discussion, 3:30 PM-4:30 PM

               Moderated by Bill Warmus, former curator at the Corning Glass Museum

               Panel Participants: Mary Shaffer, Mark Peiser, Beth Lipman, and Lino Tagliapietra

This panel celebrates the 50th anniversary of the Studio Glass movement. We begin with the historic workshops at the Toledo Museum of Art in 1962, explore the first major contemporary glass exhibition at The Metropolitan Museum of Art in 1980, and conclude by speculating wildly about the next 50 years.

Landscapes: Ceramics in a Non-Traditional Format Fired   Lecture, 5:00 -6:00 PM                By Margie Hughto represented by Loveed Fine Art

               Margie Hughto is an internationally recognized mixed-media artist who has examined ceramics in a non-traditional contemporary format.  Peter Doroshenko, executive Director of Dallas Contemporary called Hughto, “a unique and paradoxical artist. Her works are alternatively monumental and intimate in scale, mute and garish in color, objectively descriptive and purely abstract in subject matter.”

Saturday, January 21st | Fair Hours: 12-7pm

Jewish Identity & Intensity in the Work of George Wardlaw  Lecture, 1:30-2:30

            By Ori Z. Soltes, Professorial Lecturer in Theology and Fine Arts at Georgetown University and former director of the B’nai B’rith Klutznick National Jewish Museum in Washington, D.C.

               George Wardlaw has never allowed his work to stay confined by categories—his painting is sculptural, his sculpture is both painterly and architectural, his early small-scale metalsmithing resonate within his later gargantuan artworks.  Wardlaw’s work reflects art history in both its universal concerns and, in a varied array of works, in the questions that art history raises for contemporary Jewish artists.  His work is a dazzling expression of diversely shaped identity and intensity.

The View from Over There, Over Here     Lecture, 3:00 PM-4:00 PM  

By Michael Kimmelman, Chief Architecture Critic and Former Chief Art Critic of the New York Times

Michael Kimmelman shares his experience studying art and architecture in Europe as an overseas correspondent for the New York Times.  This lecture will discuss art, architecture and culture, and the differences in perspective between Europe and the United States.

Ceramics as Art: Not a New Idea?    Lecture, 4:30 PM-5:30 PM

               By Ulysses Dietz, Curator of Decorative Arts at the Newark Museum

Dietz has been working with both contemporary and historic decorative arts at the Newark Museum in Newark, New Jersey for over 30 years. This lecture will examine how ceramics have been interpreted in the past and in today’s generation.

Sunday, January 22nd | Fair Hours: 12-7pm

Life with Warhol: Then and Now    Panel Discussion, 1:30 PM-2:30 PM

                Moderated by Bruce Heander, Editor-and-Chief, The Art Economist                Panel Participants: Warhol “superstars” Ultra Violet and Jane Holzer

               In the late 1960s, Andy Warhol and his “Factory” epitomized the fusion of high society and art.  Both Ultra Violet and Baby Jane Holzer were once the “superstars” who served as muses, subject matter, and company in the New York City social circuit.  This conversation will discuss the connection each woman had with Warhol during the Factory era, and how that experience has influenced their lives today.

Collecting in 2012: Various Voices of Palm Beach  Panel Discussion, 3:00-4:00 PM

Moderated by Dr. Rodger Ward, Independent Scholar and Adjunct Curator of Collectors, The Bass Museum of Art, Miami Beach

Panel Participants: Sylvia Karman Cubina, Director and Chief Curator of the Bass Museum, Miami Beach; Michael Mezzatesta, Private Art Advisor, Director Emeritus of the Nasher Museum of Art, Duke University and James Swope, Owner, Fine Arts Conservation Inc, West Palm Beach Collecting in Palm Beach has never been more representative of a wide range of age groups, interests, and priorities. Join Roger Ward and several active collectors for a lively discussion representing different spheres of engagement with the contemporary market.

The New Southeastern Center for Contemporary Art:

Directions in Contemporary Art    Lecture, 4:30 PM-5:30 PM

By Mark Leach, Director of SECCA

               Mark Leach will discuss the new direction the Southeastern Center of Contemporary Art has headed towards since he was named Director in 2007.  The diverse array of recent acquisitions, programming, and development has helped to transform the arts center and continue its distinguished legacy.

Monday, January 23rd | Fair Hours: 12-6pm

Full Circle: Before They Were Famous Video Presentation, 12:30 PM-1:30PM

 Presented by Ultra Violet, Artist and Warhol “superstar” Video by William John Kennedy represented by KIWI Arts Group

               A 40 minute video presentation shot in the early 1960s when fine art photographer William John Kennedy forged a friendship with both Robert Indiana and Andy Warhol, these images capture the two artists and their soon-to-be iconic works at the seminal point of their careers and the birth of the Pop Art Movement.

The ICP Legacy and New Directions in Photography   Lecture, 2:00 PM-3:00 PM

By Willis “Buzz” Hartshorn, Director of the International Center for Photography

               Hartshorn traces the legacy of the International Center of Photography and how the collection has transformed over the years.

Whitespace: The Impact of Private Collections on Community Programming

Panel  Discussion, 3:00 PM – 4:00 PM   

Moderated by Elayne Mordes, Owner and Director of Whitespace: The Mordes Collection. Panel Participants: Nathalia Edenmont, Artist and John J. McGurk, Curator

               Owner and Director, Elayne Mordes leads a conversation on what’s to come for Whitespace and its future relevance within the community.  Nathalia Edenmont, mid-career artist, will speak about her exhibition at Whitespace and John J. McGurk, previous independent curator at Whitebox, will speak of his experience, goals and thoughts concerning the program.

For more information on ArtPalmBeach programming and for a full schedule of events, please visit www.artpalmbeach.com. All changes will be online.

For coverage of your events, listing of announcements in our events section, 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