Boca Raton Fine Art Shows™ Shares their Passion For Fine Art And Fine Craft At Mizner Amphitheater November 3 & 4

Renowned organizer Hot Works, LLC is bringing two Fine Art and Fine Craft shows to Boca Raton this season, November 3 & 4 at Mizner Park Amphitheater and January 26 & 27, 2019 in Sanborn Square Park, N.E. 1st Avenue and E. Boca Raton Road in downtown Boca. One of the artists whose work will be prominently featured is Marvin ‘Murf’ Murphy of Weston. The Rickie Report shares the details and some sneak peeks!

 

 

 

 

Hot Works

Boca Raton Fine Art Shows

Your Art. Our Passion.

 

 New Fall Show!

 

 

November 3 & 4, 2018 

 

10 am – 5 pm Each day

 

 

 

Outdoors at Mizner Park Amphitheater

590 Plaza Real         Boca Raton, FL 33432 

 

 

 

 

 

 

For more than three decades, Murphy has been employing a keen sense of color and unique feel for design and form to create dynamic, multi-dimensional geometric abstract paintings that have earned him recognition on an international scale. Murf equates his compositions with cartography. But he’s not interested in mapping out shorelines, islands, continents or seas. He is busy charting the universe and the unifying threads that run through all of nature.

 

Award of Excellence Goes to Murf Murphy

 

Toward that end, he has developed a language of colors, lines and geometric forms. But there’s an architectural quality to his abstract works. Some of that inheres in his use of thick layers and impasto applied with brushes, palette and even putty knives. But he confers three-dimensionality on many of his works by combining colored acrylic films with glass that he sets about half an inch from the painted surface of his underlying canvas.

 

 

 

 

 

When he was just starting out, Murf had a day job tinting car windows. He quickly discovered that he could piece together scenes on windows, sliding glass doors and storefronts from these colored films in much the same way that Henri Matisse used scissors and colored paper to fashion his renowned posters and other cutouts during the final chapter of his storied career.  “At some point, I began framing them and taking them to art shows and festivals,” Murf recounts. “The process evolved from there.”

 

“Fire and Ice” by Murf Murphy

 

 

Today, he affixes his colored film cutouts to the underside of a plate of clear glass in patterns that augment or contrast with the geometric patterns in the composition beneath the glass. As the beam of a gallery spotlight passes through the glass and film cutouts, it is focused, splintered and refracted to create mesmerizing highlights and shadows on the textured surface of the canvas. Natural, organic light will produce the same effect, although in a more diffuse, subtle manner.

 

 

 

 

 

The resulting three-dimensional, tactile quality is a new wrinkle in the 100-year history of the abstract art movement. But there’s more to Murphy’s abstractionism than texture and dimensionality. He also evokes a preoccupation with the building blocks of the natural world and cosmology: light, color and geometrical shapes, particularly rectangles and squares. “Silver Square”, “Yellow Light”, “Green Light”, “Across the Sky”, “New Horizons”, “Golden Moon”  and “Color Source” are the names of just a few of his contemporary constructs. These cues aside, Murf leaves it to his viewers to intuit whether the interplay of light, color, shape and shadow reflect cosmic truths or some cogent commentary on the human condition in modern society denoted, as it is, by the repudiation of fact and science, environmental damage, and impending climatological cataclysm.

 

“Color Dance” by Murf Murphy

 

 

 

 

Over the years, Murf has converted some of his more popular compositions into lithographs. Several have been popularized as art show posters and album and magazine covers – including Hot Works award-winning 16th Orchard Lake Fine Art Show held in West Bloomfield, Michigan this past July. A number can be found in the collections of famous jazz musicians and other public figures, including Dave Sanborn, Richard Elliot, Kenny Rankin, Dave Koz and President Bill Clinton.

 

 

 

He has also shared the limelight at environmental, educational and social events with the likes of Pamela Anderson, Bob Barker, Ivana Trump, and former Vice President and Nobel Peace Prize winner Al Gore.  In 2010, Murf presented his “Earth Island” lithograph to the newly installed Secretary General of the United Nations, Ban Ki-Moon. That work was also featured on the PBS “Jim Brickman Beautiful World” special.

 

 

 

Interior scene of Murf Murphy’s Artistry

 

While the fall show is new this season, the winter Boca Raton Fine Art Show has been voted among the top 100 art shows in America three years running. Institute for Arts & Education is the associated 501( c)(3) non-profit organization that is dedicated to fostering art education among youth, cultural diversity, visual arts and community enrichment. 

 

 

 

 

Hotworks shows are the Best!

 

patty@hotworks.org.

Patty Narozny, Executive Producer

Hotworks, LLC Fine Art & Fine Craft Shows

Your Art. Our Passion.

www.hotworks.org

www.facebook.com/hotworksartshows

941-755-3088 FL    248-684-2613 MI

 

 

 

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Lighthouse ArtCenter Announces Four Special ArtBus Tours, Open To The Public

The Lighthouse ArtCenter announces four exciting one-day ArtBus Tours, featuring luxury transportation and special docent-led small group tours.  Experience the Vizcaya Museum and Gardens, Flagler Museum at Christmas for High Tea, Art Basel in Miami and the Boca Museum’s Exhibit “The Art of Hungary” !  The Rickie Report shares the details and urges you to sign up quickly!

 

 

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Lighthouse ArtCenter
373 Tequesta Drive   Tequesta, FL 33469

561-746-3101

www.LighthouseArts.org

 

ArtBus Tours:

 

 

Vizcaya Museum and Gardens in Miami, Florida

Thursday, October 13, 2016

Only three seats remaining – register now!

 

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Vizcaya (Photo courtesy of Vizcaya.org)

 

 

 

Lighthouse ArtCenter historian, Evelyne Bates, will escort you for a day bus trip to this opulent Italian Renaissance-style villa, the housing equivalent to a Faberge egg. Built for Industrialist James Deering in 1916, Vizcaya Palace brims with 15th to 19th century furniture, tapestries, paintings and decorative arts. The poetic seaside grounds, which front Biscayne Bay, are full of splendid gardens (including a secret garden), beautiful fountains, sculptures, elegant pools, a charming Florentine gazebo, canals running everywhere and lots of trails.

A luxury chartered bus will leave the Lighthouse ArtCenter Gallery at 9:30 a.m. on Thursday, October 13, 2016, and return to Tequesta around 5 p.m.

 

Tickets are $75, and includes Museum admission and docent tour, the bus ride and tip for the driver. Lunch on your own at the beautiful world-class Vizcaya Cafe and Shop, overlooking the swimming pool.
Payment is required at time of reservation. Sorry, no refunds. To reserve your seat, call (561) 746-3101.

 

 

 

Flagler Museum, Palm Beach, Florida

Christmas at Flagler Museum

Docent Tour and High Tea

Tuesday, December 13, 2016

 

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Christmas Tree at the Flagler Museum

Celebrate the holidays in style with a special docent tour of Florida’s first Museum and a National Historic Landmark also known as Whitehall. This holiday tour will include a Gilded Age-style lunch of tea sandwiches, scones, sweets and tea served on exquisite Whitehall Collection china.

 

 

 

A luxury chartered bus will leave the Lighthouse ArtCenter Gallery at 9:30 a.m. on Tuesday, December 13, 2016, and return to Tequesta around 5 p.m.
Tickets are $75, and includes Museum admission, docent tour, High Tea, the bus ride and tip for the driver.
Payment is required at time of reservation. Sorry, no refunds. To reserve your seat, call (561) 746-3101.

 

 

 

ArtBus Tour to Art Basel Miami
Friday, December 2, 2016

 

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Art Basel Miami

 

 

Experience Art Basel in Miami Beach without the stress of dealing with traffic and leave the driving to us. You will enjoy an art-filled day touring the world’s premier modern and contemporary art show, led by Lighthouse ArtCenter Curator, Janeen Mason.

A chartered bus will leave the Lighthouse ArtCenter Gallery at 9:45 a.m. on Friday, December 2, 2016, and return around 7:30 p.m.

Tickets are $100 (includes Art Basel ticket, luxury bus ride, tour and tip for the driver. Lunch is on your own in the Convention Center. 
Payment is required at time of reservation. Sorry, no refunds. To reserve your seat, call (561) 746-3101.

 

 

ArtBus Tour to Boca Museum of Art, Boca Raton, FL

Presenting:
The Art of Hungary
Friday, January 6, 2017

 

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Szonyi , “Villagers” ( Photo courtesy of Boca Museum of Art.org)

 

Enjoy an art-filled day touring the Boca Museum of Art, featuring the Art of Hungary, a suite of four exhibitions of paintings, photography and installations from the turn of the 20th century to the present day. You will view paintings from the collection of Nancy G. Brinker, former U. S. Ambassador to Hungary, along with the private collections of Christian Sauska and Peter Kulloi, two of Hungary’s leading art collectors.

 

The luxury bus will leave the Lighthouse ArtCenter Gallery at 9:30 a.m. on Friday, January 6, 2017, and return around 4:30 p.m.

Tickets are $60 (includes Museum admission, luxury bus ride, docent tour and tip for the driver. Enjoy lunch and shopping on your own in Mizner Park until 3 p.m.
Payment is required at time of reservation. Sorry, no refunds. To reserve your seat, call (561) 746-3101.

 

 

 

For more information about these Artbus Tours, classes, workshops, exhibits please visit:

www.lighthousearts.org

 

 

 

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Boca Museum in Mizner Park Hosts First Art School Faculty Exhibit

Irvin Lippman, Executive Director of The Boca Raton Museum of Art has invited to the Art School faculty to exhibit at the Museum in Mizner Park. This is the first faculty exhibit to be held at the Museum. The Art School, The Artists’ Guild and Museum in Mizner Park make up the expanded cultural campus of Boca Raton Museum of Art dedicated to excellence in all its endeavors, through its collections, exhibitions and educational opportunities.  The Rickie Report is pleased to share the details about the Opening Reception, Upcoming Workshops and a sneak peek at the Faculty Artists.

 

 

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Boca Museum Art School

 

 

Art School “Faculty Exhibit”

at the

Boca Raton Museum of Art in Mizner Park

Opening reception: Tuesday, January 27,   6 – 8 pm

Exhibit runs January 26 to April 5, 2015

 

Check these sites for special talks and events during the exhibit:

www.bocamuseum.org/artschool

or

http://www.facebook.com/bocaschool

 

 

 

Faculty Artist Carla Golembe

Faculty Artist, Carla Golembe

 

Irvin Lippman, Executive Director of The Boca Raton Museum of Art has invited to the Art School faculty to exhibit at the Museum in Mizner Park. This is the first faculty exhibit to be held at the Museum in Mizner Park. The Art School, The Artists’ Guild and Museum in Mizner Park make up the expanded cultural campus of Boca Raton Museum of Art dedicated to excellence in all its endeavors, through its collections, exhibitions and educational opportunities.

 

"Frame" by Lopez

“Frame” by Faculty Artist, Chris Lopez

 

 

UP-COMING WORKSHOPS

Saturday Workshops focus on a specific technique or medium.

Each workshop can be an excellent introduction to a new medium to enrich your artwork, refresh your skills or re-ignite your creativity!

 

Faculty artist, Sloate

Faculty Artist, Roxene Sloate

Saturday, January 17

Drawing Refresher

Improve and refresh your drawing skills. Gain a fresh approach and confidence in your drawing abilities and reinforce previous experiences in drawing regardless of the subject matter.

 

#8.88 Saturday, January 17: 9 AM –NOON

#8.89 1:00 PM – 4:00 PM

Instructor: Jane McIntyre

Tuition $85 per session  
$160 both sessions

 

 

Faculty Artist Catalina Aguirre Hoffman

Faculty Artist, Catalina Aguirre Hoffman

Lost Wax Casting

 

Learn the process of lost wax casting as you create one finished piece of jewelry
 or small sculpture. Students (a) create the wax model (b) spruing and invest the model (c) burn out the model in the kiln oven (d) prepare the molten metal (e) pour the metal (f) open the jacket and clean the cast.

 

#8.42 Saturday & Sunday, January 17 & 18: NOON – 5:00 PM

Instructor: Don Dietz

Tuition  $230, Material fee: $50

 

Porcelain by Faculty Artist, Mary Belle Cordell

Porcelain by Faculty Artist, Mary Belle Cordell

 

Introduction to Printmaking

 

Students create their own monotypes and relief prints; learn how to use the printing press and discover the processes of old masters and contemporary artists.

 

#8.72 Saturday, January 17: 1:00 PM – 4:00 PM

Instructor: Ron Garrett

Tuition $60, Material fee: $5.00

 

Faculty Artists, Suzanne Scherer and Pavel Ouporov

Faculty Artists, Suzanne Scherer and Pavel Ouporov

 

Silverpoint Drawing

 

Before the invention of the graphite pencil artists such as Leonardo Da Vinci and Raphael use silverpoint to create fine line finished drawings. Silverpoint is a drawing instrument made of a pointed silver metal tip encased in a holder of stylus. Drawn on specially prepared surface as the silver oxidizes over time the lines of silver develop a beautiful patina. Students will create their own silverpoint drawings on gessoed paper.

Instructor: Pavel Ouporov

#8.71 Saturday, January 17,: 1:00 PM – 4:00 PM

Tuition $90, Material fee: $20.00

 

"Burst of Spring" by Faculty Artist, Diane Reeves

“Burst of Spring” by Faculty Artist, Diane Reeves

 

Sunday, January 25

Foundations of Color

 

Through a series of engaging exercises students will learn about the basics of color and principles of color theory. Explore hue, value, intensity, the gray scale color and delve into mixing colors and learn how color interacts.

#8.86 Sunday, January 25   10:00 AM – 5:00 PM ½ hour lunch break

Instructor: Carla Golembe

Tuition: $90, Material fee: $15

 

 

Faculty Artist, Bill Buchanan

Faculty Artist, Bill Buchanan

Pastel Painting

 

Introducing the use of pastels in a painting / drawing. Learn to develop a good under painting and layering colors to produce a luminous painting in pastels.

#8.85 Sunday, January 25: NOON – 4 PM

Instructor: Jane McIntyre

 Tuition $90

 

" I Am The Barrier" by Faculty Artist, Misoo Filan

” I Am The Barrier” by Faculty Artist, Misoo Filan

 

Silver Soldering: Rings

 

 

#8.76  Sunday, January 25, noon to 4:00 pm

Instructor: Lisa Johnson

Tuition $100, Material fee $25

 

Explore how to fabricate and design a ring. Students will create one ring as they learn basic soldering and other techniques to make rings. Demonstrations include soldering, creating textured surfaces and patinas.

 

 

Check the website or facebook for special talks and events during the exhibit, www.bocamuseum.org/artschool or http://www.facebook.com/bocaschool

For more details about Classes, Workshops and Lectures please email: artschool@bocamuseum.org

561-392-2503 or http://www.bocamuseum.org/artschool

801 west palmetto park road   boca raton, fl

 

 

 

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