Harriet Silverstein’s Portrait Series Is Featured At POSH Design Studio’s “Women Who Changed The World”. Public Is Invited To Opening Day On Monday, June 28

Internationally award-winning artist, Harriet Silverstein‘s portrait series will be featured in the inaugural exhibit, “Women Who Changed the World” at POSH Design Studio in Delray BeachThe public is invited to Opening Day on Monday, June 28, with wine and light refreshments. Harriet’s wildlife-themed metal and painted metal  sculptures, will also be available. The Rickie Report shares the details and some sneak peeks.  





H A R R I E T      S I L V E R S T E I N





POSH Design Studio – Art Gallery


Opening Day

  Monday , June 28



9169 Atlantic Ave.  Suite 118  Delray Beach, FL  33446

(561) 591-3680


Monday – Saturday: 10 am – 7 pm

Sunday: By Appointment Only




Portrait of Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg by Harriet Silverstein




In a statement about exhibiting her work in the inaugural show of the POSH Design Studio, Harriet Silverstein tells The Rickie Report, “It is significant to me to show my portrait series “Women who Changed the World” in the opening exhibition of a gallery founded and managed by three women entrepreneurs, who persisted through Covid-19 to support the arts community of South Florida”.  




Portrait of Marilyn Monroe by Harriet Silverstein



Harriet says, “My ‘Women who Change the World’ portrait series is an ongoing, ever-growing body of work that intends to celebrate women who have made permanent contributions to society. These accomplishments are vast and transdisciplinary, from literary to performing visual arts, from judicial and legal activism to the changing ideals of feminine beauty, and more. As an artist, I purposely select my subjects for their depth and barrier-breaking leadership. These multiple portraits are intended to resonate together, creating one memorable visual voice of strength, intention and dedication. In addition to these portraits, my wildlife-themed metal and painted metal sculptures will be available.”




Portrait of Harriet Tubman as a Young Woman by Harriet Silverstein



Harriet is a widely exhibited international visual artist, currently an Artist-in-Residence at the History Fort Lauderdale Museum in Fort Lauderdale. Born in Syosset, NY, she received her B.A. from Brown University and her M.A. in Fine Arts from the State University of New York at Albany with honors. After finishing graduate studies in art, she was awarded the  prestigious State University of New York International Fellowship to France, where she completed her MFA at the Academie Des Beaux Arts in Strasbourg, France. During her time abroad, she exhibited in commercial galleries, as well as an exhibition at the Musee de Grand Palais in Paris.






Portrait of Audrey Hepburn by Harriet Silverstein



Harriet’s paintings, drawings and prints have been featured in galleries and museums in the United States and abroad, winning numerous juried exhibitions, as well as corporate and residential commissions  Mort recently, she was awarded a SOLO Exhibition as Virtual Artist of the Month by Art4Apes/Endangered, an animal wildlife conservation organization. A SOLO exhibition of her work at Las Olas Capital Arts Gallery in Fort Lauderdale featured over sixty of her works. Her curatorial experience also includes numerous SOLO and large group exhibitions.




Portrait of Maya Angelou by Harriet Silverstein




Harriet’s paintings and sculptures were recently exhibited in the following fine art exhibitions:

  • “Express Yourself” at the Arts Warehouse, Delray Beach

  • “Changing Landscapes,” Artserve, Fort Lauderdale

  • “Diaspora, ” Coral Springs Museum of Art

  • “Flowers of May,” Gallery 526, West Palm Beach 

Harriet’s studio is located in the History Fort Lauderdale Museum at 231 Moffat Avenue, Fort Lauderdale, where she is Artist-in Residence. Her work can always be seen during regular museum hours open (7 days a week) and by appointment.  





For more information about this exhibit or other artworks by Harriet Silverstein please visit:

Email: artist@harrietsilverstein.com

Website: www.HarrietSilverstein.com

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/HarrietSilversteinArtist

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Marilyn Walter Offers Sketching And Watercolor Workshops At Mounts Botanical Garden On A Weekly Basis. Be Inspired By Nature And Create With This Nationally Recognized Artist

Come and be inspired by nature on the grounds of the Mounts Botanical Garden as you sketch or paint watercolors with nationally recognized artist, Marilyn Walter.  Enjoy small group instruction and experience Florida’s plant species through an artist’s eyes.  Both classes are available on a weekly basis.  The Rickie Report shares the details and some sneak peeks!  Class registration includes admission to the Garden!





531 North Military Trail     West Palm Beach, FL 33415
Mounts Office:  (561) 233-1757
















Come and be inspired by nature on the grounds of the Mounts Botanical Garden. 




One of the sketching sites at The Mediterranean Garden



Experience Florida’s plant species through an artist’s eyes while sketching in the different garden sites. 




Sketching Workshops Begin May 20








Enjoy individual instructor attention with artist Marilyn Walter who will take you through the drawing process showing how your drawing explorations can be recorded and translated into a sketch.  Bring your sketchpad to find inspiration while sharing your love for art with fellow sketchers.








Watercolor Workshops Begin May 18







Enjoy individual instructor attention with artist Marilyn Walter who will take you through the watercolor process showing how portable and rewarding watercolors are when exploring the outdoors.  Bring your watercolor pads to find inspiration while sharing your love for art with fellow painters.







Artist, Marilyn Walter



Marilyn Walter has been painting and drawing for 40 years, exhibiting regularly, and an active member of the Florida Arts Community. Her figurative and landscape works have been in numerous shows in Florida, Texas, New Jersey, and New York. Marilyn grew up in Kuwait and Iran.  Her travel experiences and international upbringing continues to influence her work.  





She is most at home using multiple art mediums in many forms to create her unique portraits and landscapes.  Each piece is a visual snapshot of images she investigates, capturing and combining a personal relationship with various places, nature, personality, and energy.


Marilyn studied at Fairleigh Dickinson University, NJ, continuing her art education pursuits by attending Bank Street/Parsons, NYC and several Summer Residency Programs at the School of Visual Arts, NYC.  In West Palm Beach, FL she has facilitated a series collaborative art projects.






Marilyn tells The Rickie Report, ” The act of people-watching on social media is an integral part of my creative process.  I investigate the stories and contextual information that reveals a human narrative. I am interested in how we portray ourselves in the contemporary world. These collaborative exchanges caught by my iPhone or iPad are then transformed from temporary images into permanent physical portraits.  Utilizing paint, printmaking, and mixed media, my art encompasses a unique variety of unconventional materials”.




For more information about these classes, Marilyn’s artwork or other workshops:

Marilyn A. Walter


(917) 597-9451





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Cassandra Nordenbrock Is A Featured Artist At Zero Empty Spaces At Legacy Place. Free Public Reception Tonight

Cassandra Nordenbrock is a multi media artist who creates works in painting, digital art, mixed media, and photography.  Join her and the other artists at Zero Empty Spaces at Legacy Place in Palm Beach Gardens for tonight’s Meet & Greet Reception. Cassandra’s work is appealing because it employs both contemporary graphic media as it achieves a unique and engaging mode of image-making.  The Rickie Report shares the Reception details and some sneak peeks of her photos and paintings.







Saturday,  February 20, 2021

6 – 9 PM

Studios are open  Noon – 9 pm

  Suite 140  

(Building marked Spa, behind the record sculpture)

11300 Legacy Avenue  Palm Beach Gardens, FL 33410


Exhibit Continues through March 6, 2021







Cassandra tells The Rickie Report, “My current work is about using photography as a language of painting.  I use dynamic lighting to create portraits as original works of arts which have a depth of meaning.  These reductive artworks contain modern perspectives, utilizing a limited palette, and often reference the seashore.  I feel they take their cues from the modern romantic spirit of Georgia O’Keefe”.



“Pueblo Magico” by Cassandra Nordenbrock



Cassandra’s work is appealing because it employs both contemporary graphic media as it achieves a unique and engaging mode of image-making.  She comments, “I am concerned with the range of emotional response of the viewer and the effect this medium has on them”.




“On The Way To School” by Cassandra Nordenbrock


She is currently working a body of photographic art exploring the interplay of Moscow street life and Metro Subway Art.  Cassandra’s artworks have been exhibited in select shows in West Palm Beach and Fort Lauderdale, The Box Gallery, and the Francie Bishop Good Gallery.



“Old Florida” by Cassandra Nordenbrock



Cassandra received her art training at the Armory Art Center under the guidance of well known artist, Sam Perry. She continues to attend workshops through the Armory’s Artist in Residence program.




For more information about this exhibit and to see Cassandra’s other artworks:

Instagram:  @artfarm66

Facebook:  artfarm66

Email:  vangiessen@comcast.net




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Wellington Art Society Features Demo With Craig McInnis On November 11 At Free, Public Virtual Meeting. Don’t Miss “Artscapes” A Virtual Art Exhibit Available Now – January 4, 2021

The Wellington Art Society (WAS) will feature a demonstration by renowned artist, Craig McInnis on Wednesday, November 11. The meeting  and demonstration will take place through the WAS Zoom virtual link. The public is invited to this FREE event. The Rickie Report shares these details, some sneak peeks of Craig’s artwork, and a link to Artscapes”, a virtual exhibit (available now through January 4, 2021).  RSVP to get the Zoom link!








Public Is Invited To

Wellington Art Society Meeting


Wednesday,  November 11, 2020

 7 PM




C R A I G        M C I N N I S




All events open to members and non-members

Please RSVP to presidentofwas@gmail.com for the Zoom Link to attend







“Blind Patriotism” by Craig McInnis




Craig is a well-known multimedia artist and creative professional local to the Palm Beach area. Originally from Connecticut, Craig was born into a family of artists and musicians including his mother, grandfather and great uncles. It was the Art Institute of Fort Lauderdale, however, that brought him to Florida years ago. After graduation, he quickly entered the professional art world, taking on not one, but many prominent roles. From making music and touring nationally in numerous bands to painting public and private murals, Craig diversified his talents in ways that led to new and innovative opportunities. He is also the co-founder of Art Synergy and CONTINUUM, through which Craig, along with a dedicated team of art professionals, continues to lead the promotion of local art at national and international levels and facilitates access to arts education. 



“Flight to the Pinnacle” by Craig McInnis





Craig has also served as Creative Director of Fright Nights at the South Florida Fairgrounds for the past 15 years. In this role, he oversees horror make-up design, graphics, talent booking, casting and management, branding, set design, scenic painting, as well as getting into creative character himself. According to his website, Craig creates art as a way to maintain sanity and relative balance.




“Cherished” by Craig McInnis




In addition to the virtual meeting demonstration, WAS will participate in “Artscapes”, a virtual exhibit scheduled from November 1 until January 4, 2021. This exhibit will feature 25 artists and 81 original artworks by WAS members, including stained glass, handmade paper, photography, painting, and more. All artwork is for sale and a portion of proceeds go towards WAS Scholarship and Outreach Programs. 

For more information and to view the virtual gallery, please visit the Wellington Art Society home page at www.WellingtonartSociety.org.





“Fluffy” by Craig McInnis






The Wellington Art Society is a non-profit charitable organization in its 37th year. It is open to artists of all mediums and patrons of the arts, allowing both local and regional artists to display their art work in local galleries, interact with other artists and serve the community through their art.

For further information please visit wellingtonartsociety.org





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If You Can Turn Your iPad On And Off, Jeffrey Wiener Can Teach You How To Draw On It

Jeffrey Wiener‘s resume includes drawing and painting art for major clients like Disney, Scholastic, and the New York Times.  If you want to learn to draw, using your iPad, he is the teacher you want!  Not sure of your skill set?  If you know how to turn on and turn off your device, you are ready to learn from Jeffrey, who taught these drawing workshops at the Art Students League of New York!  The Rickie Report shares an interview with him, as we explore the world of non-traditional drawing.  Jeffrey is offering classes on-line, so this is a perfect time to sign up for yourself or give a distinctive gift to someone else!






Jeffrey Wiener



The Rickie Report is enthusiastic about bringing you more options to stretch your knowledge and skills set when it comes to creating!  




Jeffrey Wiener speaks about Drawing on Your iPad classes:




Jeffrey Wiener and students at New Studio for Visual Arts


TRR: How did you get started doing this?


I started out as an illustrator and print designer in New York back in the 1980’s. I came to the city with well-developed traditional art skills and worked in a “hot” design firm where my drawing and painting skills were in use 24/7, creating spot art and illustrations for major clients like Disney, Scholastic and New York Times. When the Mac was introduced to the world of Design, I started using Adobe’s Photoshop and Illustrator from the very start, and thus began my Digital Arts career.

TRR: Where have you given classes in the past?


I started giving iPad Drawing Workshops in 2014 at the Art Students League of New York (https://www.theartstudentsleague.org/) and soon started getting asked to hold workshops upstate, and then down in South Florida where I winter. The last workshop I held was this last December – February (2019-20) and it gave me the opportunity to test my new methods for traditional artists to jump in quickly and integrate their iPads into their artistic process.



Jeffrey Wiener teaching a workshop with three students in Bethel, New York



TRR: What kind of experience does a student need to sign up for this class?


Not much experience is necessary for my classes. Obviously, owning an iPad and knowing how to turn it on and off is a requirement, as is downloading the APP “Procreate” to their iPad prior to class. But I take great joy in introducing a new art-making tool to traditional artists. They ALL find it exciting and creatively mind-expanding. Really!

TRR:  Are there classes for total novices/beginners/experienced people?


I find that beginners need to spend a little more time learning how to use the APPs basic features. This is a deep well, as a metaphor, and it’s easy to drown in all the options available for creating artworks. Students who use their computers often, and come to me with a little experience in Adobe Photoshop, tend to take off VERY quickly. I find that holding separate classes for those two artist-types works best.

TRR: What if I can’t draw much except simple shapes ?


I stress to my students that the iPad is a drawing tool, although quite a powerful one. Doodling and sketching is how I start my classes, because the freedom from having to be perfect is absent from the mind. It helps students focus on learning the features, instead of on the work they are producing. My advanced classes are focused on teaching artists how to mimic traditional techniques using familiar techniques such as shading with a broad charcoal stick or using cross-hatching to achieve volume. Fortunately, Procreate has many features that allow you to make simple basic graphic shapes easily. Let’s not forget that you can use Procreate to make awesome graphic design with imported photographs and typography tools.




Learning to use your iPad to draw



TRR:  What kind of program do I need on my IPad?


Procreate is the #1 application for drawing and painting on the iPad. There are other apps, but the difference in the features, the high-resolution files, and quality of the resulting art files is so glaring that it’s not worth using any other APP. My traditional drawings are similar to M.C. Escher’s in detail and tone, and I can produce drawings on my iPad that when printed, cannot be identified as a digital print. This is akin to being an old-world lithographer who draws on stone and produces fine drawings that must be printed out on paper to be framed and displayed.



Link to Procreate: https://procreate.art/

TRR:  Once I have some skills, how can I use what I’ve learned in your class?


I often challenge my students to think of the iPad as a Sketch Tool, where ideas can originate to become oil-paintings or sculptures. Several of my students use it to escape the work they do all the time and experiment in a risk-free fashion, doing abstractions or venturing into simple animations for social media like Facebook. Some of my students are designers who work with computers often, and wish to leave the desk-bound creative process and work at the beach or in the park. I love to introduce my students to using the iPad as a Life-Drawing tool, and use it in Starbucks to capture people. Most think that artists are surfing the internet, when in fact they are making observational drawings un-detected by their subjects.

TRR: Can you share a video with us?


Here’s a recent video where I teach how to draw a simple white object (coffee cup) with a “Charcoal” looking drawing tool.



About Jeffrey Wiener:

Jeffrey Wiener was born in Miami, Florida in 1961, and graduated from Florida State University in 1983. He has exhibited his surrealistic drawings and paintings in galleries from Miami to New York City where he resided for many years. His entrepreneurial ventures include Dangerous Media Productions, a multi-media internet marketing firm, www.YoungMindInteractive.com, a developer of educational software, ebooks and games, and www.TheGreatNude.TV, a Figurative Arts magazine featuring videos and articles about artists who are dedicated to The Nude. His recent workshops “Figure Drawing with the iPad” were held at the esteemed Art Students League of New York.



Jeffrey tells The Rickie Report, “I love designing great drawing environments, where artists feel at ease and I can engage with them as students informally. I like to provide life models that challenge my students, and I use good lighting, colorful props and music curated to put the brain in a creative work mode. Drawing together is a very communal experience for artists, and it should be as fun and rewarding as it is challenging.”




For more information about these classes, demonstration or artwork:

Artist Website:

“Sketch with Jeff”:









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Artist, Stephen “Shoosty” Shooster Is Featured At Weisman Community Center In Delray Beach. Meet The Artist February 23 And View “50 Years Of Making Art”

Artist Stephen “Shoosty” Shooster is featured at the Shirley and Barton Weisman Community Center in Delray Beach, in a retrospective exhibit, “50 Years of Making Art”.  The exhibit is a radical exploration of the mediums, techniques, and narratives of the artist.  Shooster will be presenting an Artist Talk on Saturday, February 23. The free event is open to the public and the exhibit will be on view through March 3.  The Rickie Report shares the details and some sneak peeks.  




Shirley & Barton Weisman

Delray Community Center

7091 W. Atlantic Avenue          Delray Beach, FL 33446




Fine  Artist,   Stephen  ‘Shoosty’  Shooster



“50   Years   of   Making   Art”

Meet the Artist Reception/Artist Talk:

Saturday, February 23

4-6 pm

Exhibit runs Now through March 3, 2019


Gallery Hours: Monday through Friday 10 am – 4 pm

Closed Weekends and Holidays with exception of Artist Reception

For more information:  561.558.2149


Sculpture, “Warrior Looking Left” by Stephen ‘Shoosty’ Shooster




A prolific artist in multiple mediums, Stephen ‘Shoosty’ Shooster is eager for viewers to understand the background of each of his art pieces.  From sculpture, to painting, to digital art, the story brings even more life to these artworks!


Shooster tells The Rickie Report, “Creating harmony out of chaos is a driving factor in my artwork. I thrive on movement, activity and especially music. Painting allows me to share the beauty I see in nature combined with my mind’s eye. The simple act of painting slows my mind to let it rest. In this way, chaos and calm become interdependent and bring balance to my life and my work”.


“My media changes according to the pace at which I wish to work. I keep many projects in motion at the same time. I stagger the works according to completion times ranging from hours and days to months and years. It takes long periods of time to get the big projects completed. Big projects need time to dry between coats, and patience to resolve composition, form, and colors. It helps to have small wins along the way to keep your mind sharp and cheerful”.



He explains, “I’m constantly evolving, experimenting with the latest technology while on a daily basis experiencing the hand tools and materials used by the Masters. It is critical to understand the nature of different forms of paint, brushes and skills when approaching technology. Every medium, as well as what I listen to and what is happening in my life, affects what ends up on the canvas, especially the dog hair if I’m not careful”. 

Most of Shooster’s work starts with an intimate drawing. He uses standardized on 14” x 20”, Fabriano, Acquarello, cold pressed, 100% cotton, grana fina, 140 lbs. watercolor paper. “It may sound quirky, but I always cut the last inch of the watercolor paper off, so I end up using 14” x 19” sheets, a size that feels right to me. I start by drawing whatever I see. Musicians are my favorite models. I look at my subjects very carefully while drawing. I pay extra attention to the lighting, especially the nuances that happen to occur. There is always something that I didn’t expect. I believe you can’t really see what you’re looking at until you try to draw it. It takes patience, but if you take the time, you will be rewarded. Whatever you are looking at, in time, will unpeel itself and reveal its essence”.



“After the initial drawing, I intentionally practice letting go to see where my mind can take it. My inspiration might be anything. I continuously study all kinds of art and visit museums the world over.  As a seasoned artist, I can also lean upon an extensive personal library of completed works and concepts for ideas. For instance, I recently did a drawing of trees with Spanish Moss hanging over them in North Florida. The following day I went to a music concert, brought the same drawing pad and did a drawing of the musicians on top of that landscape, then I integrated the two. The result is a dreamscape, called Gypsy Tears”. (http://www.shoosty.com/portfolio_single/236)



This exhibition features Shooster’s original artwork as a detailed overview of the artist’s portfolio from the last few decades. Shooster’s bold use of color, brazen brush strokes and surreal sculptural composition explore the artist’s inspirations ranging from his Jewish heritage and studies, to the impact of music and his unique personal perspective.




Shooster says, “Art is fundamentally about exploration. Through my life’s work, I bring the realm of possibilities to the forefront of my mind. This exercise loosens my thinking, like yoga for the body, so that when I approach a problem, I keep the solutions broad. It makes a big difference to approach challenges in your life with an open mind. By imbuing my lifelong love for learning into each creation, I create my work to inspire. If I had to describe my work in one word I would use the verb, ‘curative,’ meaning, ‘to make better,’ as in, let’s make the world better”.



While Shooster’s influence hones in on cultural history and primitive aesthetic, his evolving practice is anything but stagnant. Utilizing today’s advancement in technology as a medium in and of itself, the artist showcases with a mix of handcrafted skills and digital innovation.  



Stephen Shooster, known as ‘Shoosty’ was born in 1958 in Chester, Pennsylvania. He received his Bachelor of Fine Arts with a minor in Architecture, in 1986 at the University of Florida.  Shooster has enjoyed a successful corporate career by day and a prolific painting career by night.  He is also the author of ‘The Horse Adjutant’, a story about a survivor of the Nazi Holocaust, and is featured in Marquis’ Who’s Who in American Art.




You can see more of his work at  www.shoosty.com​



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Frank Baer’s Abstract Photography Is A Show Stopper, Capturing Light And Color In The Most Imaginative Ways! Meet Him February 23 & 24 At The Stuart Art Festival

When we saw Frank Baer‘s artwork, we stopped in our tracks!  This abstract photographer captures light and color in ways in the most astonishing way!  A lifelong creator, Frank will be at the Stuart Fine Art Festival on February 23 & 24 locally.  The Rickie Report shares an interview with Frank, some sneak peeks, and his schedule, as he continues to exhibit around the country.








M  E  E  T        T  H  E      A  R  T  I  S  T:


February 23 &  24            Stuart Arts Festival    Stuart, FL

March 2 & 3                      Bonita Springs National Art Festival              

                                                                                   Bonita Springs, FL

March 9 & 10                    Rio Grande Arts and Crafts Festival                          

                                                                                  Albuquerque, NM

March 29 – 31                    Tempe Festival of the Arts     Tempe, AZ




“There’s Evidence” by Frank Baer



Frank Baer tells The Rickie Report, “I am an abstract photographer based in Denver, CO.   While I started composing and selling my photographs in 2016, my career in art started much earlier.  I began creating art when I was young, selling two multicolored tie-dyed pillows when I was 6.  I sold them to my mother’s best friend and those pillows lived for years in their pool house.  Now, the pillows have been handed down to their grandchildren and they are still around.  That was just the beginning of my creative endeavors”.   




He explains, “I’ve always liked color and organic shapes in nature.  I loved cutting out odd and abstract shapes from colored construction paper and making collages as a youngster.  Whenever I worked with clay, I invariably assembled some oddly multi-colored coiled clay cups and bowls that reminded me of snakes.  When I was 10, I tried to learn to use a potter’s wheel and the only thing I made was a vase that resembled a coiled cobra and I made a separate head for the stopper.  My mother kept that for me, (and all my other art projects), which I still display it in my home”.   



“Ring of Fire” by Frank Baer




Frank speaks about the importance of exposing children to art at an early age, including visiting art museums. He was encouraged to create in school and at home. ” I started collecting coffee table art books in high school and still do.  I learned about art and art history in college for my electives.  I’ve traveled extensively all over the world and I always seek out the art museums and art attractions where ever I go.  Art has always been and will always be a large part of my life”.   Frank is inspired by a wide range of styles and mediums, including:  Claude Monet, Camille Pissarro, Andrew Goldsworthy, Dale Chihuly, Victor Vasarely, Rene Magritte, Yaacov Agam, Pieter Breugel, Peter Paul Rubens, and especially Hieronymus Bosch.  He says, “Don’t get me started on my favorites of classical art and architecture of France and Italy.  I appreciate all art, but the more modern and contemporary resonates with me strongly”.




He has worked with many types of media.  In addition to the tie dye, Frank has created through textile weavings, pottery, fused glass and painted frames embellished with polymer clay canes and stamped tiles.  He generated a 35 square foot mosaic “made to look like a river running through cracked earth in my back yard and incorporated this mosaic into a larger stone patio and into the entire back yard”.




“Curvaceous Undulation” by Frank Baer




Frank’s favorite creative medium is the camera, as it allows him to capture light and colors in a way that is unique and inspiring.  “I started taking pictures with a Kodak Instamatic with the square flash bulbs in the ’70s.  I still have some of those old pictures.  I always had a camera with me on any travels or adventures.  While I’ve always enjoyed taking landscapes and sunsets and nature shots, I most enjoy taking abstract photographs of colored lights at night.  I developed proprietary techniques using the camera to enhance what my eyes see, and this has been the focus of my passion”.  




The focus of Frank’s photography is all about capturing and displaying light and colors.  “I showcase the colors and movement and bring attention to various shapes and patterns that I capture in a moment of ‘color brilliance’.  The streaks and patches of color are chaotic, ordered, patterned and calming.  These images are an expression of how I see color and light.  I imagine that if my thoughts were colors, they would look like this”. 



“Wild Iris” by Frank Baer




 His photographs also include contrast:  the contrast of the colors, light and dark, smooth and textured, the different shapes and intensities of color, the thicknesses of the lines and the sharpness of the curves in contrast to the black background.  The continuous movement in his work, with a variety of visual texture, and flowing patterns, give his work an organic and natural feel.  The textures provide depth and movement while the color transformations are mesmerizing.  The viewer feels the energy, dynamic movement, and flow, as if he or she were part of it.  One of my early water images, ‘There’s Evidence,’ was named because I immediately knew that I was meant to develop these techniques and capture these incredible images! I now travel all over looking for sources for my images.  When I find colored lights, I am happy and when I find light reflected on water, I am ecstatic.” 





Though art has always been a part of Frank’s life,  he wasn’t expecting it to be his career.  He studied business, worked in Information Technology for 35 years, and been a part of a dynamic nonprofit organization in Denver. ” I had taken these great new photographs and I had them printed and mounted on wood.  I was excited to show them to friends and family.  While I was displaying them all over the kitchen at my mother’s house for her to see, one of her friends dropped by to say,’ hello’.  She asked if I would be interested in a one man show, introduced me to a curator, and I had my first SOLO exhibit at the Church Health Center in Memphis!  I knew then I was not going back into IT and since then I’ve shown all over the country.  My art has been on display in California at Stanford University School of Medicine, private homes, and corporations.” 





“Monet Today” by Frank Baer




An outdoor enthusiast and adventurer, some of Frank’s favorite activities are hiking, cycling, mountain biking, kayaking, scuba diving, fly fishing, geocaching and zip lining.  In the winter he telemark skis and snow bikes in Colorado.  He’s happy to chat about any of these activities as well as his artwork. 



Contact Frank:

Phone: 720 985-8436

Email: frankbaerphotos@gmail.com

Web: www.frankbaerphotos.com

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Artisans On The Ave Features Multi-Media Artist, Bonnie Bruner

Tiny houses are all the rage, as people downsize, but multi-media artist, Bonnie D. Bruner gives us a whole new take at her upcoming exhibition at Artisans On The Ave.  “Small” has large impact with Bonnie’s “Little Houses That Move” and basketry that defies imagination!  The Rickie Report shares the details of the Free, Opening Reception on Friday, March 17th, with a few sneak peeks.



Artisans On The Ave
630 Lake Avenue   Lake Worth, Florida 33460








Bonnie D. Bruner

Multi-Media Artist

“Little Houses on the Move”



Free, Opening  Reception:

Friday, March 17, 2017
6:00 – 9:00 PM

This is a free event, refreshments will be served

Gallery Hours:

Open 7 days a week
Monday thru Saturday 11am – 9pm
Sunday 11am – 6pm



“Tiny House” by Bonnie D. Bruner




Bonnie was inspired to create little clay houses with wheels, from the renewed interest in tiny homes. Little houses have always been thought of as cozy, simple and cute. She wanted to capture these feelings with her little clay houses. She added the wooden wheels to add whimsy. Each house has their own individual character and no two houses are alike. Her finished art pieces are truly one of a kind!


“Tiny House” by Bonnie Bruner


One of Bonnie’s favorite sayings is:
“The little house can hold all things
From which the soul’s contentment springs.
‘Tis all the joys that mortals know,
For mirth and song and that delight
Which make the humblest dwelling bright.”
Edgar A.Guest


Bonnie also creates other mixed medium art with creative material!  Her art education began at Miami-Dade State College, where she had the privilege to be professor’s assistant to Duane Hanson who became famous for his distinctive sculptures. After graduating with an A.A. in Art, she moved on to University of Florida.  She completed her B.F.A. studies at Florida Atlantic University and then went on to earn an M.A.E. from Nova Southeastern University.




“Tiny House on wheels” by Bonnie Bruner




When you visit the 3 showrooms within our gallery you will be amazed at the selection of the exquisite art of the 40 artists the gallery features.   Visit this opening night for an evening of fun. Meet the artists!!! View our wonderful art and enjoy yourself!


For more information about this exhibit, classes or how to become part of this gallery please call:


Artisans On The Ave
Owners: Betty Wilson and Linda Manganaro

561-762-8162   or   561-582-3300

630 Lake Avenue Lake Worth, FL 33460






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Opening Fall Exhibit At The Nathan D. Rosen Museum Gallery Showcases Three Local Artists

The public is invited to the Nathan D. Rosen Museum Gallery for the opening of its Fall Exhibitions.  Three community-based artists will be featured: Natalie Levine (Botanicals), Cara Zimmerman (Master of Beaded Jewelry) and Loren Stein (Intricate Paper Cuts and other Judaic art). The Rickie Report shares the details and some images of their work.  Be sure to check out the Levis JCC Calendar for more Exhibits, Classes and Workshops these artists and others will be leading!  The Reception on Sunday, October 11th is  FREE and Open to the Public, but you Must make a reservation.







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Nathan D. Rosen Museum Gallery

 Fall Exhibit  Showcases:

Natalie Levine

Cara Zimmerman

Loren Stein

Opening Reception:

Sunday, Oct. 11, 2015

1 – 4 p.m.

Opening Reception with artists’ presentations is Free and Open to the Public.

RSVP required:

Call 561-558-2520 or email  sueh@levisjcc.org

Exhibitions run through Nov. 20, 2015 

Gallery Hours:
Monday – Friday  9 a.m. – 4 p.m.
Sunday by appointment

21050 95th Avenue South      Boca Raton FL 33428



"La Dee Da" by Natalie Levine

                       “La Dee Da” by Natalie Levine


Natalie Levine’s “Botanicals” series is a charming new genre that captures and embraces the viewer’s imagination through enticing elements of mixed media collages of fantasy, color and texture. These whimsical and engaging works are an intuitive combination of painting and collage that brings together both real and imagined elements designed to lead the viewer on a journey of discovery, and enchantment.


"Spring Dance" by Natalie Levine

                  “Spring Dance” by Natalie Levine



Levine has enjoyed a successful 30-year career as a fine artist and earned many accolades for her work. Her style has been described as both Impressionistic and Realistic, successfully combining the light and color of the Impressionists’ paintings while still maintaining the detail and reality of the late 19th century Realists.  In addition to her Botanicals series, a selection of Levine’s landscapes will also be on display.




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Beaded Necklace by Cara Zimmerman

      Bead Creations by Cara Zimmerman





“Cara’s Bead Creations, Love Made Visible” says everything you need to know about Cara Zimmerman.  A Master beading artist Cara Zimmerman draws her inspiration from the vibrant colors of the Peruvian women to create these sophisticated and elegant pieces of wearable art. She makes her love of beading visible and encourages you to learn with her.



Nothing gives Cara more pleasure than seeing someone wear one of her pieces. Each piece is made with love and colors sing a song of timeless wearability. Cara’s mother is a portrait oil painter and her father, a retired dentist makes amazing pictures from tiny postage stamps. The thread of artistic ability runs through Cara’s family and she embraces the joy that comes from her hands.



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Cara Zimmerman: Beaded jewelry workshops

Tuesdays, Feb. 16 and March 1, 10 a.m.

For more information or to register call 561-558-5250






Bead Necklace by Cara Zimmerman

                 Bead Necklace by Cara Zimmerman




Loren Stein has owned her own design and consulting company, Loren Stein Designs, since 1990.  She is an active multi-media artist creating art in mediums such as painting, paper-cuts, invitations, centerpieces, ritual art and more.  Additionally she has taught studio art to elementary age students through twelfth grade.  Her background in architecture has been an asset in giving her the skills to create multi-media works with dimension and depth.


Paper Cut by Loren Stein

          Paper Cut by Loren Stein


Multi-media artist Loren Stein designs intricate paper-cuts, endless blessings and creation jewelry, custom Ketubot.



Loren Stein’s Paper-cuts Workshop

Monday, Nov. 9 at 1:30 p.m.

For more information or to register call 561-558-5250


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Judaic Jewelry by Loren Stein

                    Judaic Jewelry by Loren Stein




The Phyllis & Harvey Sandler Center at the Adolph & Rose Levis Jewish Community Center provides a welcoming environment and a sense of community for active adults of all ages to pursue high quality and enriching educational, cultural, social and recreational experiences. The Levis JCC welcomes individuals of all ages, races, and religious affiliations living in South Florida. It is located at 9801 Donna Klein Blvd, Boca Raton, FL 33428.




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