Ilene Gruber Adams Mixed Media Paintings And Photography Will Be In Several Area Exhibits

Ilene Gruber Adams is a professional artist working in both mixed media painting and in photography. Her paintings are a mixture of various mediums including photo transfers, plaster, gold leaf and thread. Her photos show bold, bright colors, pushing the limits on saturation and manipulating reality.  This season, Ilene’s work can be seen throughout the County at: Town of Jupiter Art Gallery (January 8th), Art Synergy/ArtPalmBeach (January 17th- 24th), Continuum (January 20th-30th) and Wayne Akers /Fordistas Gallery  (Through February 28th).  The Rickie Report shares the details and some sneak peeks.  

 

 

 

 

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Ilene tells The Rickie Report, “I work in both mixed media and photography, each with a different focus. In my paintings, I use old family and vintage images creating stories that evoke a feeling of nostalgia. I like to take an isolated image and although it is separate, see how it relates to the whole. My photography looks at nature but through an eye that sees intensified color and transforms the ordinary into the sublime, often in a painterly style that leaves the viewer wondering if it is a painting or a photograph.

 

 

 

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“Sky Interrupted” by Ilene Adams

 

 

 

The artists that influenced her the most are Robert Rauschenberg and Maxfield Parish. Rauschenberg’s influence is apparent the paintings. They evoke a feeling of nostalgia or of imaginary places.  Her photographs on the other hand, deal mostly with nature, but nature through an intense filter. Images are put under a microscope and colors are heightened. Ordinary images are enhanced to create painterly new images that leave the viewer wondering if they are paintings or photographs? Abstract or realistic?”

 

 

 

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“Water” by Ilene Adams

 

Ilene has been working on two new series which are being previewed this season: “Sky Interrupted” and “Water”. “Sky Interrupted” is based on views of the sky punctuated by various manmade structures. “Water” looks at various forms of water, whether ocean, lake, puddle or marsh, and seeing it as a beautiful and precious resource transformed into abstract jewel tone colors. Both deal with our relationship to our environment and how by manipulating the colors, bring attention to what we take for granted.

 

 

 

This season, Ilene’s work can be seen throughout the County.

These are a few of the upcoming shows :

Town of Jupiter Art Gallery 

January 8 – February 28th

 

Jupiter Community Center at 200 Military Trail, Jupiter.
Hours: Monday – Friday, 8:30 AM – 9:00 PM; Saturday, 8:30 AM – 4:30 PM

https://www.jupiter.fl.us/art

 

 

 

Continuum

January 20th  -30th

30 Clematis Street, West Palm Beach

Hours and Events Vary, please check website:

http://continuumwpb.blogspot.com/p/event-calendar.html

 

 

 

Art Synergy/Art Palm Beach

 Palm Beach Convention Center

January 17th- 24th

650 Okeechobee Blvd., West Palm Beach, Florida 33401

 

http://artsynergypbc.com/

 

 

Wayne Akers /Fordistas Gallery Lake Worth

 Through February 28

2000 10th Ave N   Lake Worth, FL
(561) 582-4444

http://fordistas.com/contact-us/

 

 

Ilene has over 35 years professional experience in various businesses in the art field. She studied graphic design at Tyler School of Art, Temple University and continued to study printmaking and fine art at Tyler School of Art in Rome.  Ilene worked in New York City in advertising, illustration and fabric design. She then worked in the corporate world as owner/CEO of a multi-million dollar national broadcast marketing company located in Boston and later in New Jersey. She brings a wealth of information and creativity to her work. Moving to Florida 12 years ago, Ilene continued her marketing company, The Marketing Works, bringing her marketing and design talents to small businesses, non-profits and artists. She focused her energy and skills on the creation of wonderful, warm environments for homes and businesses from New York to Miami.

 

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“Remember Me” by Ilene Adams

 

 

 

Ilene also offers a seminar “The Art of Marketing Your Art”, with Rickie Leiter, publisher of the Rickie Report and art consultant, that gives valuable insights and working knowledge of how to market and promote your art as a business. The seminars are offered throughout the County in conjunction with several galleries.

 

 

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“Part Of The Whole Copy” by Ilene Adams

 

An award winning artist, Ilene has been featured in many design magazines both in the New York metropolitan area and the Palm Beaches. Ilene has also worked in the non-profit art world bringing her marketing talents and creativity to an art center in West Palm Beach and working to advance art and artists in the community. She is currently working on several community art projects to bring art to the public as a Board member of ArtSynergy.

 

 

Ilene’s artwork is included in corporate and private collections, including Palms West Hospital, St Mary’s Hospital, TD Bank – Miami; Montrose Estate and Stable – Wellington; Jewish Community Center – Wellington; Jewish Community Center – Boynton Beach; Med Express Urgent Centers – 6 locations in South Florida; Dermatology Center of the Palm Beaches -Lake Worth, FL; Boca Raton Skin & Laser Center; Pediatric Oncology Wing – Palms West Hospital; Interior Decisions – Florham Park, NJ; Children First Health Facility – Brooklyn, New York; Morristown Jewish Center – Morristown, NJ; Mercury Car Dealership – South Jersey;  Innovative Interiors – Towaco, NJ; Valerie Matthews Design – Boynton Township, NJ; Ann Dlugash Interiors – Westfield, NJ and City of West Palm Beach Cultural Alliance.  Ilene is available for commissions.

 

 

 

 

Ilene’ s involvement in the community’s art scene has made quite an impact. She has served as a member of organization boards, including Wellington Art Society, Artists of Palm Beach County, the Cultural Affairs Committee for West Palm Beach, Jonathan Dickinson State Park and Furry Friends.

 

 

 

Ilene served as a judge at Artigas, is a member of International Decorative Artisans League (IDAL),  Lighthouse ArtCenter Artists Guild, Cultural Council of Palm Beach County and continues to be an active board member of Art Synergy/Art Palm Beach. Ilene lives in Jupiter with her husband Norm, and spends much of her time at the beach and practicing yoga. She has two daughters, Kayla and Rachel.

 

 

For More Information:

561.346.0172
www.IleneAdamsInc.com
www.IleneAdamsFineArt.com
www.linkedin.com/in/ileneadams
“like” my Facebook Page!!

 

 

 

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

Rickie Leiter, Publisher

The Rickie Report

P.O.Box 33423

Palm Beach Gardens, FL 33420

Rickie@therickiereport.com

561-537-0291

“Down The Rabbit Hole” Showcases Imagination And Fantasy At Clay Glass Metal Stone Gallery

Clay Glass Metal Stone Gallery creates a Magical, Fantastical Family Wonderland with “Down The Rabbit Hole” inside the gallery from mid-December through the New Year. Beginning December 18th, Step through a huge Rabbit Hole into a land of wonder, filled with well known creatures, as well as those who have just emerged from the Magical Minds of gallery artists Vandy and Sara. Parents, grandparents and children can hunt through this land for tokens to keep; tokens that will transport them into an alternate universe. This event is free to the public with lots of free parking.  The Rickie Report shares the details and some sneak peeks.  

 

 

 

CLAY GLASS METAL STONE GALLERY

PRESENTS:

“Down The Rabbit Hole”

Featuring:

Vandy and Sara

Opening Reception:

Friday, December 18th  6 – 10 pm

Exhibit runs through January 6th

Gallery Hours:

 Sunday thru Tuesday: 10AM-5PM Wednesday thru Saturday: 10AM-10PM

Gallery Openings are the 1st and 3rd Friday of each month from 6-9 PM with many special events in-between

 

15 South J Street  Lake Worth, FL
(215)205-9441

 

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Gallery owner, Joyce Brown tells The Rickie Report, “Rather than try to compete with all of the holiday commercialism going on all around, Clay Glass Metal Stone Gallery has decided to create a space in the gallery for families to come to visit that will be fun, stoke the imagination and allow them to share fantasy through interaction with the arts. “Down the Rabbit Hole” is our way of thanking the community and friends for their kindness,  support, and passing the arts on to our next generations”.

 

 

 

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“The Rabbit Hole Grows Cold” by Vandy

 

Are you looking for a Tea Party? There may be one, if you take the right path. Artists throughout the gallery will be contributing to the Majik of this event with many big and little surprises. As always, there will be foods and beverages befitting the event; mouthwatering enough to tickle your palate.

 

 

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“Apkalu” by Vandy

 

 

 

 Clay Glass Metal Stone Gallery is located at 15 South J Street in Downtown Lake Worth. Call ahead if you are bringing a group.

 

 

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“Along Came A Spider” by Vandy

 

 
Alice had no idea what she birthed when she took a header down that rabbit hole. She inspired hundreds of artists to run with the images she conjured up through her ramblings in Wonderland. Vandy and Sara explore areas of this land never before seen; the nooks and crannies of a land far beyond where Alice’s travels took her. Giant birds’ nests, alien critters, “Drink Me” vials and “Eat Me’ plates will be present.

 

 

 

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“Universe” by Vandy

Vandy, a leading Folk Artist for decades, has gained recognition for her Papier Mache works, whimsical and colorful. Collectors say they rival the finest works found in New York Galleries. In past lives, she air-brushed motorcycles, painted (and still paints) finely rendered renditions of her imagination, and has been part of a life sized puppetry ensemble. With commissioned works through the gallery, to sales, of her already Majikal creations, Vandy has long been recognized as a leader in the South Florida Avant Garde arts cadre. 

 

 

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“Crystal Ball Cat” by Vandy

 

 

 

Vandy tells The Rickie Report, “My common thread is color and light. I work with all mediums and styles. I‘ve been creating since my earliest days. I have shown in galleries in the three County area and done commission work for private collections in eight states.  There is nothing I won’t paint… walls, furniture, plants..even the cats if they hold still long enough. I create art that has practical uses as well as being decorative. Evoking emotion with color is my definition of art”.

 

 

 

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“Nest” created by Sara McLennand will be human-sized

Sara McLennand has gained fame as a fine arts quilter with photographs of her works published in prominent art books and magazines. Her love for the natural realm has long inspired creations of large, encaustic coated, frond and seed tableaus, and mixed media paintings. Her largest pieces now hang in the homes of prominent collectors. Teaming with Vandy on this Majikal journey, Sara will be producing an number of enormous natural works; ones that could ONLY be found around the entrance of the Rabbit Hole.

 

 

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“Three Seeds” by Sara McLennand

 

 

 

Sara tells The Rickie Report, “The inspiration for my work is all around me, and within me. The foundation for this body of work is recycled from nature, and usually reflective of the beauty and elegance of women. These graceful shapes cast a seductive message inviting the viewer to look a little closer; and stop for a minute; get to know me”.

 

 

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“Flat Top” by Sara McLennand

“Plant material is gathered, manipulated, dried and coated with encaustic medium, a mixture of beeswax and Damar resin. The plant material is paired with elements of photography, wire, text, found objects and occasionally pieces of children’s art. The encaustic medium adds another dimension to the existing shapes and rich colors in the plant material, giving it leather-like appearance and smoothness. I love the way it coats and pools on the piece. The found objects add a bit of fun or commentary”, Sara explains.  The pieces in this body of work vary in size from 5 inches square to over 4 feet in height. The largest works are also 18” deep.

 

 

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“Milkweed” by Sara McLennand

 
Sara’s background is filled with a passion for fiber and textiles. As a previous quilt artist, her work has been published, included in the Library of Congress, and won awards from the American Quilters Society, and Land’s End.  She tells us, “I am currently exploring encaustic wax and mixed media, and the endless possibilities. Although I will always have a love & connection for plant material, future works will also explore elements of photography and manipulation with encaustic”.

 

 

 

 

 

For additional information contact Joyce Brown, Joyce@Flamingoclaystudio.org

ClayGlassMetalStone Cooperative Gallery is sponsored by the Flamingo Clay Studio, a non-profit arts organization whose mission is to provide affordable studio and gallery space for three-dimensional artists.

The Gallery is located at 15 South J Street in downtown Lake Worth.

 

The Studio is located at 216 South F Street with studio opportunities and workspace for 3-D Artists

Call Joyce Brown-215-205-9441 or email: JCLay6@aol.com Gallery phone: 561-588-8344 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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

Rickie Leiter, Publisher

The Rickie Report

P.O.Box 33423

Palm Beach Gardens, FL 33420

Rickie@therickiereport.com

561-537-0291

OSGS Presents Ilene Adams’ Free Lecture And Update On Northwood’s Newest Mural

 OSGS Gallery is keeping the summer hopping and the arts alive with their BYOC (Bring Your Own Chair) Lecture Series. OSGS Works of Art and Custom Framing, located in the heart of Northwood Village, offers these lectures in conjunction with the free Northwood Village ArtWalk Gallery Tours on the 2nd Saturday of every month. Stop by on Saturday, July 13 to meet Ilene Gruber Adams; July 11th with Pamela Acheson and August 8th with John Rachell. The Rickie Report is pleased to share the details about Ilene Adam’s newest artwork and show our readers the progress of Tiffany Beasi’s mural, the newest addition to Northwood Village! You don’t have sign up for the Free ArtWalk tour to attend the Free Lecture. Although, we encourage you to not miss the Free VIP Guided Tour through the many art spaces in Northwood Village!  To take the tour, sign up at http://www.northwoodartwalk.com/. The OSGS Lectures will begin at the end of the first ArtWalk tour, around 7pm.   There are many fabulous restaurants in the area with many of them offering live music, so plan to have a bite to eat or enjoy a glass of wine before or after the lecture.

 

 

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BYOC Lecture*

*Bring Your Own Chair

Presenting

Ilene  Adams

Saturday, June 13th

7:00 pm (following FREE Art Walk)

FREE ART EVENT

 

 

 

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Ilene Adams works in both mixed media painting and in photography. Her paintings are a mixture of various mediums including photo transfers, plaster, gold leaf and thread. She often uses vintage family photos or old collectable postcards and the colors are often muted. Her photos, on the other hard, are bold, bright colors, pushing the limits on saturation and manipulating reality.

 

"Multipad" by Ilene Adams

“Multipad” by Ilene Adams

 

 

Ilene says about her art, “The artists that influenced me the most are Robert Rauschenberg and Maxfield Parish. Rauschenberg’s influence is apparent in my paintings that incorporate paint, collage, photographic images and artifacts. They evoke a feeling of nostalgia or of imaginary places. My photographs deal mostly with nature, but nature through an intense filter.  Images are put under a microscope and colors are heightened. Ordinary images are enhanced to create painterly new images that leave the viewer wondering if they are paintings or photographs? Abstract or realistic?”

 

 

"Devil's Mill Hopper" by Ilene Adams

“Devil’s Millhopper” by Ilene Adams

 

Ilene Adams has over 35 years professional experience in various businesses in the art field.  It began when she studied graphic design at Tyler School of Art, Temple University and then continued on to study printmaking and fine art at Tyler School of Art in Rome.  After completing college, Ilene worked in New York City in advertising, illustration and fabric design. She has continued studying many art disciplines throughout her career at schools such as Harvard, The School of Visual Arts and faux finishing schools.

 

 

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“Little Green Leaves” by Ilene Adams

 

 

Ilene has worked in many different art related field, including textile design, graphic design, faux finishes and murals. While her children were young, she had a thriving business in New Jersey creating wonderful, warm environments for homes and businesses from New York to Miami.  Ilene has been featured in many design magazines in the New York metropolitan area and the Palm Beaches, as well as winning several awards for her art.

 

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“Part Of The Whole” by Ilene Adams

 

For many years, Ilene was wrapped up in the corporate world as owner/CEO of a national broadcast marketing located in Boston and later in New Jersey. After moving to Florida 12 years ago, Ilene continued her marketing company, The Marketing Works, bringing her marketing and design talents to small businesses, non-profits and artists.

 

 

 

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“Lilies” by Ilene Adams

 

When time permits, Ilene works on her paintings and photographs and shows her work in galleries and exhibitions, winning many awards for her art.  Ilene’s work can be found at www.ileneadamsinc.com and www.ileneadamsfineart.com.

 

 

Ilene’ s involvement in the community’s art scene has made quite an impact.  She has served as a member of organization boards, including Wellington Art Society, Artists of Palm Beach County, the Cultural Affairs Committee for West Palm Beach, Jonathan Dickinson State Park and Furry Friends and continues to be an active leader in Art Synergy/Art Palm Beach.

 

 

"My Gauguin" by Ilene Adams

“My Gauguin” by Ilene Adams

 

During the Summer Lecture Series, each speaker will share their passion for the arts and their identity as an artist.  You will discover how each began their incredible artistic journey, their background, techniques, mentors, what drives and/or motivates them and where they see their work taking them into the future.  If you have not attended one of our lectures prior to now you are in for a fabulous treat and will, at the same time, learn something new in the process.

 

 

 

 

Northwood Village Mural Project

Expands to OSGS Gallery!

Artist Tiffany Beasi Wins Bid to Create a Unique Mural

 

The Northwood Village Mural Project was conceived in early 2014 with Northwood Village Merchants and Proponents Jonathon Ortiz-Smykla, Billy Manthy, William Halliday, Craig McInnis, Eduardo Mendieta and the West Palm Beach CRA.  The West Palm Beach CRA and Edaurdo Mendieta spearheaded the initial Artist search and saw the first three murals in Northwood Village through to completion. Currently, there are several completed murals adorning the walls of various buildings in Northwood Village.These murals were created by Eduardo Mendieta, Amanda Valdes, Craig McInnis and now Tiffany Beasi.

 

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Tiffany Beasi working on the newest mural in Northwood Village

 

This Mural at OSGS by Tiffany is part of the Northwood Village Mural Project but was produced solely by the owners of OSGS Gallery (as opposed to the initial murals funded by the CRA). Tiffany has painted murals in other Palm Beach County locations (Downtown Lake Worth at Dave’s Last Resort) as well.

 

 

The Northwood Village Mural Project is now in the hands of the Village Merchants and future growth will depend on merchant follow-through, sponsorships, and overall exposure to generate Northwood Village as a Mural Destination. Murals projects have thrived in many cities and create a fabulous environment for all to enjoy.

 

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OSGS Mural Project by Tiffany Beasi Continues

 

 

Tiffany Beasi is a professional painter and a freelance graphic designer located in Florida. She graduated from the University of Central Florida with a Bachelor of Fine Arts degree in Graphic Design. As an award-winning international artist, she has created commercial art for clients across the world including Walt Disney World, Core Communities, Orlando Magic, Hard Rock International, Roadhouse Grill and Cafe Tu Tu Tango. In recent years, Tiffany has exhibited her work in several group art shows including House of Blues Folk Art Festival, Sun Fest, Gibson Guitar Town and Hard Rock Hotels Velvet Lounge. In 2011, she was commissioned by Hard Rock International to paint 3 Les Paul Guitars for their Top of The Rock Project.

 

 

Beasi’s paintings are drowned in lush vibrant colors and were published in two books, Beatles Art: The Fantastic New Artwork of the Fab Four and Marilyn in Art. Beasi has been the Featured Artist in Industry Magazine, Axis Magazine, the Orlando Sentinel, MetroWest Magazine, Fox 35 and Jacksonville’s BUZZ Magazine. 

 

 

For more information about this program or other exhibits at OSGS please contact:
Evelyn Ortiz-Smykla/Jonathan Ortiz-Smykla, OSGS Gallery 561-833-2223; OSGSArt@hotmail.com

www.OSGSart.com

 

 

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 sees guests crossing paths with a variety of works in many mediums that include modern-art paintings, sculptures, and home wares. 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 coverage of your events, to place an advertisement, or speak to Rickie about appearing in The Rickie Report, contact:

Rickie Leiter, Publisher

The Rickie Report

P.O.Box 33423

Palm Beach Gardens, FL 33420

Rickie@therickiereport.com

561-537-0291

Upcoming Art And Kimono Exhibit: Lectures, Sales Of Wearable Art, Fabrics And More

 Barbara Cheives of Afrasia Design Studio has partnered with Anthony and Trina Burks of ATB Fine Art to bring an Art and Kimono Exhibit and Sale to Palm Beach County. This exhibit and shopping event includes vintage kimono, haori jackets, and obi along with décor items, and wearable art created from vintage Japanese textiles. This is a unique opportunity to experience the fascinating story of kimono while learning to wear and decorate with the garments and the textiles. World renown kimono researcher and merchant, Les Kozuki will be on hand! The Rickie Report knows this will appeal to history buffs, Asian art lovers, textile junkies and fabric hounds. Bring your Fabric Guild and Quilting Buddies! We share a few sneak peeks and suggest you mark your calendars now for Friday, May 15th through Sunday, May 17th! Ronald Shaffer Interiors will host this event. The kimono is a simple garment with a complex history. Don’t miss this opportunity to learn more!

 

 

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Art & Kimono Exhibit & Sale

History of Kimono & Japanese Textiles Lectures

Hosted by

The Paint Store at Ronald Shaffer Interiors

1800 Upland Road West Palm Beach, FL

 

 

 

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Kimono Tomesode

 

 

 

 This exhibit and shopping event includes vintage kimono, haori jackets, and obi along with décor items, and wearable art created from vintage Japanese textiles.

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Kimono

This is a unique opportunity to experience the fascinating story of kimono while learning to wear and decorate with the garments and the textiles.

 

 

SCHEDULE:

Friday, May 15th

6:00 – 10:00 p.m. – Opening Night Celebration
Be among the first to experience a unique blend of the Asian experience with the contemporary art!

Saturday, May 16th

Interactive Lectures
11:00 a.m. – 12:00 noon – “The Evolution of Kimono: Cracking the Kimono Code”
1:00 – 2:00 p.m. – “Kimono Redux: Modern Adaptations”

The Exhibit is open 5:00 – 9:00 p.m.

6:00 – 8:00 Jazz at the Gallery with the Unorthodox Duo – SAMM with Jamie Ousley

Sunday, May 17th

11:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m. – Interactive Student Lecture
“What the Heck is Kimono? A Colorful Conversation about Vintage Japanese Garments as Art”

1:00 – 6:00 p.m. – Sunday Afternoon at the Exhibit

 

10% of all sales will be donated to the following local nonprofit organizations: Community Partners, U.B. Kinsey Education & Community Center, YWCA of Palm Beach County

 

 

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“Uchikake”

 

Leslie Kozuki has been fascinated by Vintage Kimono for most of his adult life, which has lead him to spend most of the last 30 years actively selling and researching Vintage Kimono, Obi, as well as other Asian textiles and Art.

 

 

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Les Kuz, World Renown Kimono Expert

 

 

Born and raised in Hawaii, Les was immersed in multi-culturalism. Being Japanese American, kimono were easily accessible. His research began with questioning his parents and older family members, then extended to books, and participation in cultural interest groups. Les considers himself a merchant/researcher and is perhaps the most widely travelled Kimono salesman in the USA. His trunk show and lecture circuit has ranged throughout the United States Mainland. For the past six years, his focus has been in Hawaii, including the islands of Kauai, Maui and Oahu. He is tracking the evolution of the Kimono and its fabric, right here in the United States.

 

 

Barbara Cheives, of Afrasia Design Studio

Barbara Cheives, of Afrasia Design Studio

 

Barbara Chieves tells The Rickie Report, “Back in the 90’s I accompanied Les to several of his shows, most notably the Houston International Quilt Festival. Through Les’ tutelage I developed an appreciation for the garments, art and culture of Japan. I also have a natural affinity for the African culture and discovered that many of the colors and textures of the African textiles formed a beautiful “marriage” with Japanese textiles. This union resulted in the birth of my artist’s moniker – “Afrasia”.

 

 

"Krazy Kimono" by Barbara Cheives

“Krazy Kimono” by Barbara Cheives

 

 

Barbara goes on to say, “Though the Japanese garments are vintage and no longer being worn, the beauty of the textiles are timeless. It seems natural to re-purpose these fabrics into wearable art – scarves and purses and decorative art – pillows, runners and wall hangings. Not wanting to lose an inch of the silks, I make use of the scraps to design small collages and greeting cards. Embellished with African & Asian inspired trims, beads, and “found” items my art is a form of ‘Multi-cultural Recycling’!”

 

 

Purple and Orange by Barbara Cheives

Purple and Orange by Barbara Cheives

 

Completing and complimenting the theme of multiculturalism, Anthony Burks Sr.will be exhibiting his mixed media paintings. He is one of the most unique conceptual artists in America. His paintings mix colored pencils, watercolor, pen, and ink, and are characterized by his unusual choice of colors.

 

 

 

"Sancha McBurnie" by Anthony Burks

“Sancha McBurnie” by Anthony Burks

 

 

A graduate of the Art Institute of Fort Lauderdale, Anthony has exhibited at galleries, museums, and events for over twenty years. His painting “Freedom 2001” can be found in the Cornell Museum Permanent Collection. Anthony mentors fellow artists young and old, teaching them his techniques and encouraging them to pursue their own creative talents. He is also the co-founder of A.T.B. Fine Artists & Designers where he curates shows for other artists and promotes the local arts scene. He is presently working on a coffee table book of his paintings and drawings.

 

 

 

Anthony Burks drawing

Anthony Burks drawing

 

 

Whether depicting birds, animals, or people, Anthony is able to convey the intertwining of their beauty and their strength. He chooses his subjects because of what they mean to him, and he tells their stories through his combination of realistic forms, bright colors, and abstract images.

 

 

"Never Along" by Anthony Burks

“Never Along” by Anthony Burks

 

Anthony tells The Rickie Report, “My works result from the blending of my mind and heart. It is a gift from God that I love and cherish immensely. Whether choosing a bird, animal or beautiful woman as my subject, I achieve diversity by incorporating into my art bright colors and abstract images. I want my audience to be as free in viewing my work as I am in creating it. Change is a challenge for many artists, but I have learned to embrace it. I am constantly inspired by the artists that I mentor and the shows that I curate. My artwork evolves as I create new collections that tell new stories. I am eager to tackle the next stage of my artistic journey.”

 

 

 

Trina Slade-Burks

Trina Slade-Burks

 

Trina Slade Burks tells us, “Sewing and working with fabric was always something that I was fascinated with since I was a little girl. My mother would create fabulous outfits using patterns and designs either store-bought or from her own artistic creations. I personally did not have an interest in using the sewing machine, however, I did learn how to do basic hand sewing. I was always intrigued by lace and other types of trim and I temporarily considered fashion design as a career path.”

 

"Doll Baby" by Trina Slade-Burks

“Doll Baby” by Trina Slade-Burks

 

 

Trina’s mixed media dolls show her love of drawing and painting combined with fabric artistry.  Trina also has a long personal and professional history with trims, lace and fabrics.

 

Trim Basket from Trina Slade-Burk

Trim Basket from Trina Slade-Burk

 

 

For more information about this event please contact Barbara Cheives at: barbara@convergeandassociates.com

 

 

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

Rickie Leiter, Publisher

The Rickie Report

P.O.Box 33423

Palm Beach Gardens, FL 33420

Rickie@therickiereport.com

561-537-0291