Lynn Morgan Achieves The Non-Objective Objective In Her Newest Artworks Exhibited At The Palm Room December 2 – 31

Lynn Morgan‘s newest artworks will be seen at the Martin Artisans Guild Exhibit beginning on Wednesday, December 2.  Meet Lynn at the Opening Reception being held at the Palm Room in Stuart, FL.  Lynn is inspired by the sights and sounds of her travels to various parts of the world.  Trying new elements in her artwork is part of Lynn’s journey.  Her newest works include the addition of cold wax to the oil paint, and using a palette knife more than a brush.  For those unfamiliar with the difference between abstract and non-objective painting, this is the time to speak with Lynn and learn more!  The Rickie Report shares some sneak peeks and all of the details.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

DECEMBER,  2020    EXHIBITION

 

 

Opening Reception:

 

 

Wednesday, December 2

 

 

5:30 – 7:30 pm

 

 

The Palm Room

 3778 SE Ocean Blvd    Stuart, FL  

 

 

 

Enjoy Refreshments and Meet the artist  

 

 

NORMAL  GALLERY  HOURS:   Wednesday  – Saturday  12 – 6 pm

 

Exhibit available December 2 – 31, 2020

 

 

You can also see Lynn’s work in the Palm Room for the month of March, including the Martin County Open Studio Tour March 6-7, 2021

 

 

 

“Beyond The Gate” by Lynn Morgan

 

 

 

Lynn Morgan tells The Rickie Report, “I have painted in acrylics, watercolors and then pastels, and have made a large investment in materials in each of those media.  I vowed that I would not start investing in the materials required for another medium.  I still love pastels, but when I paint with pastels, my work always seems to end up looking like “something”.  I have always loved abstract art, and it has been my goal to paint more abstractly.  My pastel work has moved toward more abstraction over the years, but I never really felt like I got there completely.  I finally decided to give in and try oil painting.  With the addition of cold wax to the oil paint, and using a palette knife more than a brush, I have finally achieved the non-objective objective”!

 

 

 

 

She explains, “Many people are not familiar with the difference between abstract and non-objective painting.  Unless the work is photo-realistic, all paintings are abstracted to some degree.  You can still have a subject in an abstract painting.  However, non-objective paintings do not have a readily-recognizable subject.  But I think for most artists, non-objective work is harder than subjective work.  All of the principles of a good painting are still important, and the painting won’t work without them:  Value, shape, line, color, composition, mark-making, focus/edges, etc.  Sometimes these elements are difficult to evaluate when the painting process is completely intuitive.  But to me, it’s more fun that way”!

 

 

 

“Spring” by Lynn Morgan

 

 

 

For Lynn Morgan, creating art is an integral part of her philosophy of being consciously aware of the world around her. Lynn has been creating art all of her life. Until her retirement from the corporate world, art was one of her hobbies, but it was the only hobby that she never tired of. She knew that when she retired, she would reinvent herself as an artist, and that’s what she did! By attending classes and workshops, she learned techniques that have evolved over the years from realistic renderings to a much more abstract style.   “Before I begin a painting, I already have an idea in my head about my intention”, Lynn explains.  “That idea may be inspired by one of my travel adventures or just an initial idea.  Since color is my primary passion, I will select a color palette based on the intention and  what colors I am in love with that day.  For my abstract oil paintings, I begin with a very loose wash of acrylic paint to cover the canvas”.

 

 

 

For her oil paintings, the process is the completely intuitive application of paint with a brush or more often, paint mixed with cold wax applied with a palette knife, or line work using oil sticks.  For pastels, the emotion of the painting begins with the application of soft pastel colors.  “When I think the painting is complete, I leave it on the easel until the next day, when I will undoubtedly see adjustments or additions that need to be made.  I will study the piece and ask myself a series of questions about design and composition.  Does the work convey the intention I had in mind ?  Does it convey the emotion I felt when I imagined the idea?  Are there any areas that need “something”?  Depending upon my response to these questions, I will then make further adjustments or declare it complete and sign it.  My goal is that my work expresses my quest to consciously understand my spiritual self to participate in creating a personal and collective reality for the world around me”.

 

 

 

 

“Energy” by Lynn Morgan

 

 

 

Travel is one of Lynn’s passions, starting with her travels to Hawaii, where she attended the University of Hawaii for one semester. Since then she has returned to Hawaii with her daughter and also visited Tahiti, France, England, Switzerland, and several other European countries. In recent years, she bicycled in Slovenia, Austria and Italy, she hiked throughout Patagonia, including a visit to Cape Horn. She has also sailed the Dalmatian Islands in Croatia on a 41-foot sailboat. Many paintings have been inspired by these adventures.

 

Lynn was born in a Detroit suburb, but has spent most of her life living in Florida. She doesn’t paint a lot of Florida scenes because she says, “I see Florida scenery all the time. What inspires me is scenery that I only get to see when I travel.”  Lynn’s early art experiences were orchestrated by her mother, a former student at the Parsons School in New York. As a pre-teen, she was allowed to ride the city bus to downtown Detroit (imagine that!) by herself. She would browse the stationary departments at the big department stores to find drawing paper. As a teen, she began to paint with acrylics.

 

 

 

 

“Written on the Wind” by Lynn Morgan

 

 

 

Life took the marriage and career path, and those demands became primary. Lynn has a Bachelor’s degree in Education and a Master’s degree in Human Resources Management. She ultimately became a single mother, so the ability to support her daughter became the driving force in her life, although painting remained a hobby. She tried flying a plane, playing guitar and piano, playing golf, SCUBA diving and sailing, but she always came back to painting.  In later years, Lynn began painting with watercolors and took classes with Garri Katz, Barbara Nechis and Robbie Laird. She also took art classes at Palm Beach State College where one of her instructors introduced her to pastels. She was hooked on the look of the pastel sticks, the feel of the medium in her hand with no brush as a go-between, and the brilliant color that clings to the tooth of the paper.

 

When Lynn first began painting with pastels, she tried portraiture. Although her portraits were well-received, she was drawn to non-objective art, and portraiture is about as far from non-objective art as you can get. She began a period of figurative paintings, studying with Margaret Dyer, and her style evolved into a looser, more abstract one. As her travels increased, Lynn began painting landscapes. She has studied with Miroslav Antic, Terri Ford, Casey Klahn, Aline Ordman, Jen Evenhus and Tony Allain. Her style continues to move toward more abstraction in both landscape and figurative works. Lynn has now added an exciting new collection of abstract oil and cold wax paintings to her portfolio.

 

 

 

 

 

“Cliffhanger” by Lynn Morgan

 

 

 

Lynn is now a full-time artist. She is a signature member of the National Association of Women Artists (N.A.W.A), the Artists Guild of the Boca Raton Museum of Art, the Florida Artists Group (FLAG), Women in the Visual Arts (WITVA) and the Martin Artisans Guild. She is a juried member of the Pastel Society of America. She exhibits both locally and nationally and has won awards at several exhibits. Lynn is currently represented by GalleryVibe in Naples, FL, and she teaches pastel classes and workshops at the Lighthouse ArtCenter in Tequesta, FL.

 

For more information about this exhibit, classes or other artwork, please contact Lynn:

Website: LynnMorganGallery.com

Facebook link:  https://www.facebook.com/lynnmorganpaintings

Instagram link:  https://instagram.com/lynnmorganfineart/

 

 

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

Change of Date (Due To Hurricane Dorian) At Kling Gallery. Meet Lynn Morgan On Friday, September 13

The Kling Gallery, Wine & Décor located in Stuart, FL announces the month of September’s Featured Guest Artist, Lynn Morgan. Art lovers will appreciate her pastels, featuring a fresh representational abstract style.  The public is invited to a Free Opening Reception on Friday, September 13.  Enjoy hors d’oeuvres, the wonderful wine boutique and meet the artists!  The Rickie Report shares the details and some sneak peeks.  In addition to wall art, browse the hand made furniture, home accessories, and the wine bar!  Please note the date change due to Hurricane Dorian’s upcoming visit!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

723 Colorado Plaza  Stuart, FL 34994

Colorado Plaza on the corner of Colorado and Kindred

772-678-6949    www.klinggallerystuart.com

 

 

 

 

Original Paintings

Napa- Style Tasting Room

Custom Furniture 

Home Decor

 

 

MEET    LYNN   MORGAN

 

Opening Reception:

 

 

 

Friday, September 13

5 – 7:00  PM  

Artist Talk During Reception

 

 

MEET   THE   ARTIST:

 

 

 

For Lynn Morgan, creating art is an integral part of her philosophy of being consciously aware of the world around her.  Lynn has been creating art all of her life.  Until her retirement from the corporate world, art was one of her hobbies, but it was the only hobby that she never tired of.  She knew that when she retired, she would reinvent herself as an artist, and that’s what she did.  By attending classes and workshops, she learned techniques that have evolved over the years from realistic renderings to a much more abstract style.  Lynn loves to travel the world and is considered quite the adventurer by her friends.  Her works are inspired by the sights and sounds of her travels to various parts of the world.

 

 

 

“Approaching Dream” by Lynn Morgan

 

 

 

Lynn painted with acrylics and watercolors until she was introduced to pastels.  She was hooked on the look of the pastel sticks, the feel of the medium in her hand with no brush as a go-between, and the brilliant color that clings to the tooth of the paper.  She has studied with Miroslav Antic, Terri Ford, Casey Klahn, Jen Evenhus, Aline Ordman and Tony Allain. 

 

 

 

“Sarlat, Market Day”  by  Lynn Morgan

 

 

 

Lynn is now a full-time artist. Her style continues to move toward more abstraction in both landscape and figurative works.  She tells The Rickie Report, ” Before I begin a painting, I already have an idea in my head about the subject matter.  That idea is often inspired by photos taken on one of my adventures, but it is always my intention to use photos only as an initial idea.  Since color is my primary passion, I will select a color palette based loosely on the subject but more on what colors I am in love with that day”.

 

 

Lynn explains, “I begin with a loose sketch of my subject using a dark hard pastel.  Then I block in dark and light shapes with hard pastels, usually in a color complementary to my final color scheme, and usually with a very bright color for the lights.  At this point, I will wash over the entire underpainting with denatured alcohol which creates the lovely drips, splashes and patterns that I will incorporate into the finished painting.

 

 

“Mangrove Madonna” by Lynn Morgan

 

 

 

The emotion of the painting begins with the application of soft pastel colors.   She tells us, “This is where I let my awareness of the beauty of brilliant color shine.With every stroke of the pastel stick, I find delight in the tiny flecks of pure color that remain on the surface of the paper.When I think the painting is complete, I leave it on the easel until the next day, when I will undoubtedly see adjustments or additions that need to be made.I will study the piece and ask myself a series of questions about design and composition.Does the work convey the emotion I felt when I saw the scene in person? Does it convey the emotion I felt when I imagined the idea?Depending upon my response to these questions, I will then make further adjustments or declare it complete and sign it. My goal is that my work expresses my quest to consciously understand my spiritual self to participate in creating a personal and collective reality for the world around me”.

 

 

 

“Light at the End” by Lynn Morgan

 

 

Lynn has a Bachelor’s degree in Education and a Master’s degree in Human Resources Management.  She ultimately became a single mother, so the ability to support her daughter became the driving force in her life, although painting remained a hobby.  She tried flying a plane, playing guitar and piano, playing golf, SCUBA diving and sailing, but she always came back to painting.   

 

 

She is a signature member of the National Association of Women Artists (N.A.W.A), the Artists Guild of the Boca Raton Museum of Art, the Florida Artists Group (FLAG) and Women in the Visual Arts (WITVA).  She is a juried member of the Pastel Society of America.  She exhibits both locally and nationally and has won awards at several exhibits.  Lynn is currently represented by GalleryVibe in Naples, FL, and she teaches pastel classes and workshops at the Lighthouse ArtCenter in Tequesta, FL.

Kling Gallery, Wine & Décor

723 Colorado Plaza   Stuart, FL34994

772-678-6949

www.klinggallerystuart.com

Colorado Plaza on the corner of Colorado and Kindred

 

 

 

 

 

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

 

Kling Gallery Wine & Decor Features Pastel Artist Lynn Morgan Through September. Public Is Invited To Free Opening Reception On Thursday, September 5

The Kling Gallery, Wine & Décor located in Stuart, FL announces the month of September’s Featured Guest Artist, Lynn Morgan. She is a smart and talented pastel artist with a fresh representational abstract style.  The public is invited to a Free Opening Reception on Thursday, September 5.  Enjoy hors d’oeuvres, the wonderful wine boutique and meet the artists!  The Rickie Report shares the details and some sneak peeks.  In addition to wall art, browse the hand made furniture, home accessories, and the wine bar!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

723 Colorado Plaza  Stuart, FL 34994

Colorado Plaza on the corner of Colorado and Kindred

772-678-6949    www.klinggallerystuart.com

 

 

 

 

Original Paintings

Napa- Style Tasting Room

Custom Furniture 

Home Decor

 

 

MEET    LYNN   MORGAN

 

Opening Reception:

 

 

 

Thursday, September 5

5 – 7:00  PM  

Artist Talk During Reception

 

 

MEET   THE   ARTIST:

 

 

 

For Lynn Morgan, creating art is an integral part of her philosophy of being consciously aware of the world around her.  Lynn has been creating art all of her life.  Until her retirement from the corporate world, art was one of her hobbies, but it was the only hobby that she never tired of.  She knew that when she retired, she would reinvent herself as an artist, and that’s what she did.  By attending classes and workshops, she learned techniques that have evolved over the years from realistic renderings to a much more abstract style.  Lynn loves to travel the world and is considered quite the adventurer by her friends.  Her works are inspired by the sights and sounds of her travels to various parts of the world.

 

 

 

“Approaching Dream” by Lynn Morgan

 

 

 

Lynn painted with acrylics and watercolors until she was introduced to pastels.  She was hooked on the look of the pastel sticks, the feel of the medium in her hand with no brush as a go-between, and the brilliant color that clings to the tooth of the paper.  She has studied with Miroslav Antic, Terri Ford, Casey Klahn, Jen Evenhus, Aline Ordman and Tony Allain. 

 

 

 

“Sarlat, Market Day”  by  Lynn Morgan

 

 

 

Lynn is now a full-time artist. Her style continues to move toward more abstraction in both landscape and figurative works.  She tells The Rickie Report, ” Before I begin a painting, I already have an idea in my head about the subject matter.  That idea is often inspired by photos taken on one of my adventures, but it is always my intention to use photos only as an initial idea.  Since color is my primary passion, I will select a color palette based loosely on the subject but more on what colors I am in love with that day”.

 

 

Lynn explains, “I begin with a loose sketch of my subject using a dark hard pastel.  Then I block in dark and light shapes with hard pastels, usually in a color complementary to my final color scheme, and usually with a very bright color for the lights.  At this point, I will wash over the entire underpainting with denatured alcohol which creates the lovely drips, splashes and patterns that I will incorporate into the finished painting.

 

 

“Mangrove Madonna” by Lynn Morgan

 

 

 

The emotion of the painting begins with the application of soft pastel colors.   She tells us, “This is where I let my awareness of the beauty of brilliant color shine.With every stroke of the pastel stick, I find delight in the tiny flecks of pure color that remain on the surface of the paper.When I think the painting is complete, I leave it on the easel until the next day, when I will undoubtedly see adjustments or additions that need to be made.I will study the piece and ask myself a series of questions about design and composition.Does the work convey the emotion I felt when I saw the scene in person? Does it convey the emotion I felt when I imagined the idea?Depending upon my response to these questions, I will then make further adjustments or declare it complete and sign it. My goal is that my work expresses my quest to consciously understand my spiritual self to participate in creating a personal and collective reality for the world around me”.

 

 

 

“Light at the End” by Lynn Morgan

 

 

Lynn has a Bachelor’s degree in Education and a Master’s degree in Human Resources Management.  She ultimately became a single mother, so the ability to support her daughter became the driving force in her life, although painting remained a hobby.  She tried flying a plane, playing guitar and piano, playing golf, SCUBA diving and sailing, but she always came back to painting.   

 

 

She is a signature member of the National Association of Women Artists (N.A.W.A), the Artists Guild of the Boca Raton Museum of Art, the Florida Artists Group (FLAG) and Women in the Visual Arts (WITVA).  She is a juried member of the Pastel Society of America.  She exhibits both locally and nationally and has won awards at several exhibits.  Lynn is currently represented by GalleryVibe in Naples, FL, and she teaches pastel classes and workshops at the Lighthouse ArtCenter in Tequesta, FL.

Kling Gallery, Wine & Décor

723 Colorado Plaza   Stuart, FL34994

772-678-6949

www.klinggallerystuart.com

Colorado Plaza on the corner of Colorado and Kindred

 

 

 

 

 

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 Pamela Acheson Myers Offers Tell-All Glimpse Of Life Behind The Canvas On February 22 At Via Art Project Gallery In Palm Beach

Get ready to hear artist, Pamela Acheson Myers, as she give us an entertaining peek into what life is like behind the canvas!  Come have a glass of wine and join her on Friday, February 22 at the Via Art Project Gallery in Palm Beach.  You’ll learn how she morphed from a successful publishing executive in New York City to life as an abstract artist!  The Rickie Report shares the details and some sneak peeks of Pamela’s award winning artworks.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

208 Sunset Avenue & 114 N. County Road

     Palm Beach, FL 33480

833.842.2787

www.viaartprojects.com

 


P R E S E N T S:

 

 

Artist Pamela Acheson Myers

 

A Tell-All Glimpse of Life Behind the Canvas

Friday,  February 22, 2019

5:30 – 6:30 pm

 

Free Admission

 

Artist, Pamela Acheson Myers

 

 

 

Hear how award winning artist,  Pamela Acheson Myers morphed from a successful career as a publishing executive in New York City to life as an abstract artist.

 

Discover:

  • why she used to draw birds

  • how she switched styles from realistic to abstract

  • why she titles every work and why she is passionate about titles

  • how she gets an idea

  • how she starts a painting

  • what the scariest part of painting is to her

  • how she knows when a painting is finished

  • how she finds painting and writing require opposite processes

  • how she finds ideas in the oddest places

  • why she loves starting with a blank canvas

  • how she knows when a painting is finished

  • and much more!

 

“Little One” by Pamela Acheson Myers

 

 

 

Pamela Acheson Myers currently exhibits her work at the Via Arts Projects Gallery at 208 Sunset Avenue in Palm Beach, Florida. She continues to exhibit in juried exhibits across the United States, including galleries in Chesea (NYC) and Santa Fe (NM), and for four years, the American Airline lounges at the Miami airport. Her artwork is in private collections in the US and France. She also has painted commissioned artwork. Pamela is a colorist and her art reflects her profound delight in color. She explains to The Rickie Report, “Intense color has thrilled me for as long as I can remember, whether it appears in a spectacular sunset, or a wildly wallpapered room, or a tropical bird’s brilliant rainbow of feathers. For me, my art is a celebration of the colors.”

 

 

 

 

 

“Sunrise Over St.Barts” by Pamela Acheson Myers

 

 

 

 

 

Myers’ artwork is primarily abstract, although she also paints abstract landscapes, and her works range in size from 8” x 8” to 72” x 84”. Her colors range from soft and graceful to loud and wild! Pamela graduated from Bennington College where she studied under Jules Olitski, Vincent Longo and David Smith. More recently she has studied with Harlan G. Hoffman and Miroslav Antic, both of West Palm Beach. Her photographs and articles have appeared in Caribbean Travel & Life, Florida Travel & Life, Bride’s Magazine, and Travel & Leisure; she was an executive at a major publishing house, has written and designed numerous ads and marketing tools, was a long-time contributor to Fodor’s Travel Guides, and is the author of six books, the most recent being “A Year in Palm Beach: Life in an Alternate Universe”, published in 2012, which she co-wrote with her late husband Richard B. Myers.

 

 

“Come On In” by Pamela Acheson Myers

 

 

 

 

Pamela Acheson Myers’ website is: pamachesonmyersart.com

 

All Via Arts Project events and sales benefit and builds awareness of For the Love of Art Foundation (FLOA).

 

 

 

 

For more information:

Via Art Projects

 

208 Sunset Avenue & 114 N. County Road

     Palm Beach, FL 33480

833.842.2787

www.viaartprojects.com

Or email:   Shannon@viaartprojects.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

 

Mark Cohen’s SOLO Exhibit, “Mankind: What Happened” Opens At Armory Art Center December 13

The Armory Art Center invites you to a SOLO Exhibit by Faculty member, Mark Cohen.  The Opening Reception for “Mankind: What Happened” takes place on Thursday, December 13. The exhibit  makes us look at who we are and what we believe in, taking us from “what happened” to “what can each of us do to make this a better world”.   Visitors to today’s West Palm Beach Arts Festival can meet Mark at the Open House, as well as enjoy the Festival. The Rickie Report shares the details with an in depth interview with Mark Cohen and some sneak peeks of his exhibit.

 

811 Park Place   W. Palm Beach, FL 33401    

www.armoryart.org

(561) 832-1776

 

 

 

Meet the artist, Mark Cohen in the Gallery 

During the West Palm Beach Arts Festival

Today from 11 am – 4 pm

 

 

 

 

 

ARMORY  ART  CENTER

PRESENTS:

M  A  R  K        C  O  H  E  N

 SOLO  EXHIBIT :

“Mankind:  What  Happened”

Opening   Reception:

 

Thursday, December 13, 2018

6:00 – 8:00 pm

Non-Members: $5 | Members: Free

East & Greenfield Galleries

 

Exhibit runs November 30 – December 29, 2018

 

 

An exhibition of recent paintings, drawings, intaglio, and screen prints created at the Armory Art Center by faculty member and student, Mark Cohen. The collection makes us look at who we are and what we believe in. From the genocide of humans and animals in the last 75 years, this collection is snap shots that beg the question, “what has happened?.” The artist hopes that we can all take the next step and ask ourselves “What can I do to make this a better world?”

 

 

 

 

 

“Las Vegas” by Mark Cohen

 

 

Mark Cohen tells The Rickie Report, “Five years ago, I took a walk in the woods with my friend, Rabbi Howard Shapiro. We were at his home in Cedar Mountain, North Carolina. I was at a crossroads and needed help. So I asked my friend, “What does the Torah say about what I should do with the rest of my life.” He stopped walking.  And he said, “I’m retired. I’m not supposed to do this anymore.” After a brief moment or two, he said “Be Holy.” And we continued on our walk”.

 

 

 

Mark continues, “Unbeknown to Rabbi Shapiro, I had been watching him prepare for retirement for more than a year. And then he retired. I also watched Larry Bird, the basketball superstar, retire. And I watched my younger brother, Warren, retire. What they all had in common was they didn’t “retire.” I had no intention of retiring, but I did want to change my life. So, I watched the people I respected to see how they transitioned into new lives. What I learned was not to retire. You just do what you have always done, but differently. That was comforting”.

 

 

 

 

“9/11 Jumper” by Mark Cohen

 

 

Mark was ready to become a painter after a long career in advertising and marketing.  Being a painter was a life-long ambition.  “But, he says, ” I didn’t want to give up the other things that I’d always done.  So I didn’t!  I just made room for painting over a period of time and adjusted the time spent on my other activities.  I found the Armory Art Center: A place to learn how to paint, but so much more…a second family… including Board members, the Administration, faculty and students. Miroslav Antic, Jenny Day, Amber Tutwiler, Skip Measelle, Sam Perry, Bob Barra, Anthony Burks, Jr., Ron Garret and Richard Santiago are faculty members who have all contributed to my growth as an artist”. 

 

 

“I quickly found that the most difficult task in painting is choosing subject matter. I wanted to be an example for my son and daughter…that you could do something valuable later in life. That brings us back to Rabbi Shapiro’s admonition – ‘Be Holy’.  My interpretation of those words was ‘Do the Right Thing'”, Mark explains.

 

 

 

 

 

 

“Goodbye, Father Mike” by Mark Cohen

 

 

 

Mark clarifies, “To me, that meant paint about injustice. In a speech given at Amherst College on October 26, 1963, President John F. Kennedy passionately made the case for artists entering the societal issue venue when he said “If sometimes our great artists have been the most critical of our society, it is because their sensitivity and their concern for justice, which must motivate any true artist, makes him aware that our nation falls short of its highest potential. I see little of more importance to the future of this country than full recognition of the place of the artist.”

 

 

 

 

Mark Cohen feels that his purpose as an artist is to challenge our preconceived thinking about societal issues like genocide, foreign and domestic terrorism, racism, mass incarceration, police brutality, genocide of animals, mass shootings and gun violence in general, even what is art. “I hope my work makes people uncomfortable, for I believe that when people are uncomfortable it leads to the questioning of how and why these issues seem so difficult to confront and change”.

 

 

 

 

 

Mark Cohen is a graduate of Florida State University with BA and MFA degrees.  After graduation, he built a marketing communications firm that specializes in health care marketing. Clients included the University of Florida Physicians, Shands Hospital at the University of Florida, Duke University Medical Center, West Virginia University Hospitals, Scott & White in central Texas and many regional and community hospitals from Chicago to Miami. The firm earned hundreds of awards for creative excellence.

 

 

 

About The Armory Art Center:

 

 

The Armory Art Center’s art school and galleries provide creative opportunities to enhance your life. The Armory has served the community for over 30 years. The mission of the Armory Art Center is to inspire the creation and experience of art and the Armory’s vision is to be the leading community resource for arts education. Serving over 3,000 students annually, the Armory Art Center offers 160 courses per term in six terms throughout the year to students ranging in age from pre-school to retiree. Classes in drawing, painting, photography, jewelry, fiber, ceramics, and sculpture are held in 12 state-of–the-art studios. Twelve exhibitions are hosted annually in three galleries. Exhibitions, lectures, and special events are open to the public.

 

For more information:

Visit www.armoryart.org

or

Call (561) 832-1776

 

 

 

 

 

 

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

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Starting Today, Lynn Morgan’s Pastels Show Us “Living The Vibrant Life” At Lake Park Library, With Opening Reception May 10th

Lynn Morgan’s Solo exhibit, “Living the Vibrant Life”, begins today, Wednesday, May 2nd, with a free, public Opening Reception on Thursday, May 10th at the Schuyler Gallery at the Lake Park Library. The Exhibit continues through Friday, June 29th. Represented by GalleryVibe in Naples, FL, Lynn is a nationally and locally acclaimed award winning artist and art instructor.  The title of her exhibit tells us all we need to know about Lynn’s outlook on life! The vibrancy of her colors dance and make us want to join in!

Lake Park Library 
529 Park Avenue    Lake Park, Fl 33403          561-635-0564

 

 

Lake Park Public Library

 

Features:

 

LYNN  MORGAN

 

Free, Public Opening Reception: 

Thursday, May 10 , 2018

 

5:30 – 7:30 pm

 

Free admission and Free Parking

 

Open Monday 9-6, Tuesday through Thursday 9-8, Friday 9-4 and Saturday 10-4

Exhibit will be on display May 2 – June 29, 2018

Lake Park Library 
529 Park Avenue    Lake Park, Fl 33403
561-635-0564

 

 

“Mission” by Lynn Morgan

 

 

 

The Friends of the Lake Park Library are pleased to announce a solo exhibition of original pastel paintings by well-known local artist Lynn Morgan.  Lynn is a signature member of the National Association of Women Artists, The Artists Guild of the Boca Raton Museum of Art, the Florida Artists Group (FLAG), Women in the Visual Arts and Artists of Palm Beach County.  She has exhibited widely locally, statewide and nationally, and has won many awards.  Lynn will be teaching pastel classes and workshops at the Lighthouse ArtCenter in Tequesta.  She is currently represented by GalleryVibe in Naples, FL.

 

 

For Lynn, creating art is an integral part of her philosophy of being consciously aware of the world around her.  Lynn has been creating art all her life.  Until her retirement from the corporate world, art was one of her hobbies, but it was the only hobby that she never tired of.  She knew that when she retired, she would reinvent herself as an artist, and that’s what she did.  By attending classes and workshops, she learned techniques that have evolved over the years from realistic renderings to a much more abstract style.  Lynn loves to travel the world and is considered quite the adventurer by her friends.  Her works are inspired by the sights and sounds of her travels to various parts of the world.

 

 

“Approaching Dream” by Lynn Morgan

 

 

Travel has become one of Lynn’s passions.  She started her travels with Hawaii, where she attended the University of Hawaii for one semester.  Since then she has returned to Hawaii with her daughter and also visited Tahiti, France, England, Switzerland, and several other European countries.  In recent years, she bicycled in Slovenia, Austria and Italy.  She hiked throughout Patagonia, including a visit to Cape Horn.  Also, she sailed the Dalmatian Islands in Croatia on a 41-foot sailboat.  Many paintings have been inspired by these adventures.

 

Lynn was born in a Detroit suburb, but has spent most of her life living in Florida.  She doesn’t paint a lot of Florida scenes because she says, “I see Florida scenery all the time.  What inspires me is scenery that I only get to see when I travel.”  Her early art experiences were orchestrated by her mother, a former student at the Parsons School in New York.  As a pre-teen, she was allowed to ride the city bus to downtown Detroit (imagine that!) by herself.  She would browse the stationary departments at the big department stores to find drawing paper.  As a teen, she began to paint with acrylics.  

Life took the marriage and career path, and those demands became primary.  Lynn has a Bachelor’s degree in Education and a Master’s degree in Human Resources Management.  She ultimately became a single mother, so the ability to support her daughter became the driving force in her life, although painting remained a hobby.  She tried flying a plane, playing guitar and piano, playing golf, SCUBA diving and sailing, but she always came back to painting.  

         

 

“William’s Garden” by Lynn Morgan

 

 

In later years, Lynn began painting with watercolors and took classes with Garri Katz, Barbara Nechis and Robbie Laird.  She also took art classes at Palm Beach State College where one of her instructors introduced her to pastels.  She was hooked on the look of the pastel sticks, the feel of the medium in her hand with no brush as a go-between, and the brilliant color that clings to the tooth of the paper.

 

When Lynn first began painting with pastels, she tried portraiture.  Although her portraits were well-received, she was drawn to non-objective art, and portraiture is about as far from non-objective art as you can get.  She began a period of figurative paintings, studying with Margaret Dyer, and her style evolved into a looser, more abstract one.  As her travels increased, Lynn began painting landscapes.  She has studied with Miroslav Antic, Terri Ford, Casey Klahn, Aline Ordman, Tony Allain and Jen Evenhus.  Her style continues to move toward more abstraction.  Lynn is now a full-time artist.  She exhibits both locally and nationally and has won awards.

 

“Wooded Roadside”  by Lynn Morgan

 

 

Lynn tells The Rickie Report, “Before I begin a painting, I already have an idea in my head about the subject matter.  That idea is often inspired by photos taken on one of my adventures, but it is always my intention to use photos only as an initial idea.  Since color is my primary passion, I will select a color palette based loosely on the subject but more on what colors I am in love with that day”.

“I begin with a loose sketch of my subject using a dark hard pastel.  Then I block in dark and light shapes with hard pastels, usually in a color complementary to my final color scheme, and usually with a very bright color for the lights.  At this point, I will wash over the entire underpainting with denatured alcohol which creates the lovely drips, splashes and patterns that I will incorporate into the finished painting”.

“The emotion of the painting begins with the application of soft pastel colors.   This is where I let my awareness of the beauty of brilliant color shine.  With every stroke of the pastel stick, I find delight in the tiny flecks of pure color that remain on the surface of the paper.  When I think the painting is complete, I leave it on the easel until the next day, when I will undoubtedly see adjustments or additions that need to be made.  I will study the piece and ask myself a series of questions about design and composition.  Does the work convey the emotion I felt when I saw the scene in person?  Does it convey the emotion I felt when I imagined the idea?  Depending upon my response to these questions, I will then make further adjustments or declare it complete and sign it.  My goal is that my work expresses my quest to consciously understand my spiritual self to participate in creating a personal and collective reality for the world around me”.

 

“Orange Woods” by Lynn Morgan

 

 

 

For more information about this exhibit, classes or other artwork, please contact Lynn:

Website: LynnMorganGallery.com

Facebook:  Lynn Morgan Fine Art

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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You Are Invited to Robin Kimball’s Exhibit at OSGS

Robin Kimball’s paintings can best be described as “modern realism with a heavy influence of  Vermeer, Velasquez, the impressionists and contemporary realists”.  Her paintings and one-of-a-kind jewelry pieces are currently being featured at OSGS Gallery in Northwood Village. Robin’s artistic flair and conceptual creativity has been long-known to art lovers from New England.  We are happy to say she now has her home and studio in Palm Beach.  The public is invited to the opening reception on February 7th. The Rickie Report shares the details in this article.

 

 

 

 

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OSGS Gallery

Features

Robin Kimball

Opening Reception

Friday, February 7th

 6 – 8 pm

500 Northwood Road     W.Palm Beach, FL

561-833-2223

 

 

Robin, originally from Massachusetts, studied fine arts at Boston University and worked as a graphic designer and then as a jewelry and home accessories designer. While living in Boston, Robin studied with many well-known painters and expanded her painting career while being represented by the Richard James Gallery in Charleston, South Carolina and the Charlestown Gallery in Rhode Island.

 

 

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Robin now lives in Palm Beach and maintains a studio and studies with Miroslav Antic at the Armory Art Center. She says, “ My work can best be described as modern realism and is heavily influenced by artists such as Vermeer, Velasquez, the impressionists and contemporary realists”.

 

Robin Kimball in the studio

Robin Kimball in the studio

 

 

 

 

Robin has been drawn to antiquities and often uses objects and photographs from the 1800’s through the 1950’s as painting subjects.  This theme has carried through to her one-of-a-kind jewelry pieces.  She says, ” Both my paintings and jewelry showcase my love of color and pattern. They each rely on the reflection of light and color to achieve the results that I find most exciting! ”

 

 

Teacups by Robin Kimball

Teacups by Robin Kimball

 

 

 

Her whimsical series of paintings of vintage teacups, often juxtaposed against outdoor scenes will certainly catch your eye and are reminiscent of something from Alice in Wonderland.  Her figure paintings are nostalgic views painted from old black and white family photographs but are “colorized” with her own magic touch.

 

 

 

Painting by Robin Kimball

Painting by Robin Kimball

 

 

Robin’s jewelry, also with her vintage flair, will be on view and for sale. This is one show you won’t want to miss!  While in Northwood, you can browse through the many other galleries and shops and stop in on of the new restaurants that has arisen in historic area.

 

 

 

Bracelet by Robin Kimball

Bracelet by Robin Kimball

 

 

As for the gallery, art runs in the veins of gallery curators Evelyn and Jonathon Ortiz-Smykla. OSGS, is the embodiment of their love of art, and for sharing the work of talented artists. On any given day, a visit to their gallery sends guests crossing paths with a variety of works in many mediums that include modern-art paintings, sculptures, and home wares. But the team also does their own creating inside the studio: custom framing is available with a large number of options for materials, glass, matting, and mounting. The gallery also brings in guest speakers for the Bring Your Own Chair lecture series, whose dates are published on the gallery’s website. The gallery is located at 500 Northwood Road in West Palm Beach.

 

 

For more information a hour Robin Kimball’s work please visit http://robinkimballartist.com/

 

For more information about OSGS:  Visit our website for more information about the gallery visit: http://www.osgsart.com/    Evelyn Ortiz Smykla & Jonathon Ortiz-Smykla     OSGS Ortiz-Smykla|Gallery-Studio  p: 561-833-2223 OSGSart@hotmail.com      www.OSGSart.com        http://www.facebook.com/OSGSart

 

 

 

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The Rickie Report

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Rickie@therickiereport.com

561-537-0291

 

 

 

Attached are photos to accompany a Reception Announcement for Robin Kimball that is happening on Feb. 7th.
Here is a link to her website: