James J DeMartis’ Artwork At Ground Floor Farm Gallery In Stuart Is Mesmerizing, Exciting Abstract Expressionism

The public has a rare opportunity to view and purchase artwork by James J. DeMartis, in Stuart at the art gallery located in Ground Floor Farm.  Now showing through December 16th, DeMartis’ art is in numerous private collections in Europe and the United States.  Internationally exhibited and awarded, his paintings have a mystic quality that brings the viewer closer and sustains an artful conversation.  The Rickie Report shares the details and some sneak peeks.

 

 

 (772) 600-4230

WWW.GROUNDFLOORFARM.COM

100 SE MARTIN LUTHER KING JR BLVD     STUART, FL 34994

PRESENTS:

A  SELECTION  OF  ARTWORK  BY  JAMES  J.  DEMARTIS

 NOW THROUGH DECEMBER 16TH

 

GALLERY HOURS:  Tuesday through Friday, 10AM – 8PM, Saturday 10AM – 8PM

 

 

“Hunter With Ox & Mountains” by James J. DeMartis

 

 

 

An exciting exhibit at Ground Floor Farm in Stuart, FL showcases the artwork of James J. DeMartis.  Curated by his daughter, Barbara Bucci, this is a rare treat for the public to view and purchase an internationally collected artist’s abstract expressionist work.  James J. DeMartis was born in New York City in 1926.  He attended The Art Center, Museum of Modern Art (NYC), the California School of Fine Arts (Santa Monica CA), and the Academy of Fine Arts in Florence, Italy.  

“Fantasy Landscape” by James J. DeMartis

 

 

Post WWII, DeMartis explored a plethora of styles and media, as he exhibited and lived in Italy, Switzerland, New York City, Bar Harbor and Bangor  (ME), Japan, Mexico and the Middle East.  His daughter, Barbara Bucci is sharing his work in a public exhibition for the first time – and we are the lucky ones!  An American painter who travelled the world, DeMartis brings us symbolic images which await our own interpretations.

“Sun Over Water With a Red Border” by James J. DeMartis

 

 

 

His oil paintings on canvas and paper, according to Ms. Crealy Pollack on behalf of the Eggers Partnership  of Architects and Planners in NYC, “reflect the sure hand of a painter schooled in Florence, Italy, but associated with the New York and Maine School of American Artists. There is a mystical quality about his work which is strongly influences by the history of calligraphy, both ancient and contemporary”.

” Zen Mountain” by James J. DeMartis

 

 

 

His unique style impressed talented and recognized artists of his time.  His sometimes hazy treatment gives a timeless aspect to the scenes he interpreted.  He often finishes with a ribbon of color that acts as a “frame” for the framed painting itself.  DeMartis died in 1996, leaving us a legacy of incredible artwork whose aggregation of styles and mediums continue to show signs of life.

 

 

“Island Shacks, Penobscot Bay” by James J. DeMartis

 

For information about the art exhibit contact Barbara Bucci at (772) 530-0378, or babsbucci@gmail.com.
For more information about James J. DeMartis, see https://en.wikipedia.org./wiki/James Joseph DeMartis or, on Facebook at http://www.facebook.com/firenze54/

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Ground Floor Farm:

Ground Floor Farm is an urban farm, cafe, and community space in Stuart, Florida. Our aim is to help grow a more dynamic town through food, art, and fun.  We want to nourish Stuart with excellent food, practical and interesting know-how, and enriching cultural and artistic experiences. We want Ground Floor Farm to be as varied, vibrant, and expansive as our beautiful home town. So come; eat, learn, and enjoy. Make this space your own.

Find out more about what we do at www.groundfloorfarm.com or https://www.facebook.com/groundfloorfarm/

Jackie Vitale

Ground Floor Farm
(772) 600 4230
100 SE Martin Luther King Jr Blvd
Stuart, FL 34994

 

 

 

 

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LynnRae Lowe Is Artist-In-Residence At Levis JCC Sandler Center Offering Lectures And Workshops

Internationally acclaimed Arizona artist, LynnRae Lowe is November’s artist-in-residence at the Levis JCC Sandler Center.  From November 2nd through November 22, 2017 Lowe will offer lectures, workshops and her handmade Judaica will be available for purchase.  The Public is invited to all of the events:  Adult University Lecture: The Important Influence of Jewish Artists on U.S. Art History on Thursday, November 2nd;  Meet The Artist Opening Reception and Artist Talk on Sunday, November 5th; and two “Drawing out” Workshops on Monday, November 6th.  LynneRae’s life work is to work with people to invigorate/rejuvenate/re-ignite each person’s personal spark.  She works with all ages, from children to the mature population, who are children at heart.  The Rickie Report shares the details and some sneak peeks.  We urge you to RSVP!

 

 

 

 

 

 

9801 Donna Klein Blvd.   Boca Raton, FL 33428

www.levisjcc.org

 

 

 

 

 

 The Levis JCC Sandler Center in Boca Raton

 

PRESENTS:

LYNNRAE  LOWE, Artist-In-Residence

 

 

 

 

EXHIBITION, SALE, LECTURE, WORKSHOPS

Call 561-558-5250 for more information or to register

Exhibition and Events Are Open to the Public. Please RSVP

 

 

Menorah by LynnRae Lowe

Exhibition & Sale

 

While best known for her award-winning Dancing Sylphs® Judaica, metal art sculptures and intensely colorful Aluminations®, Arizona artist LynnRae Lowe’s new work reflects her passion for the ancient wisdom and symbolism of the Hebrew alphabet. During her week-long residency, LynnRae will offer workshops on creativity as well as talks on aspects of Jewish artistry.

 

 

Adult University Lecture:

The Important Influence of Jewish Artists on U.S. Art History

Thursday, November 2nd 2:30 pm

After WWI the center of the art world shifted from Paris to New York City. Surrealism gave way to Abstract Expressionism to Pop Art and Color-field painting through the influence of Jewish artists. General admission: $18

 

 

Shabbat Queen by LynnRae Lowe

 

 

Meet the Artist/ Opening Reception

Sunday, November 5th   1- 3 pm

Artist Talk  at 1:30 pm

 

 

AGAM 34″h x 44″w Alumination Painting by Lynn Rae Lowe

Drawing It Out! Workshops 

Monday, November 6th  1 – 2:30 pm

OR

Monday, November 6th  7 – 8:30 pm

LynneRae’s life work is to work with people to invigorate/rejuvenate/re-ignite each person’s personal spark.  She works with all ages, from children to the mature population, who are children at heart.

$30 (includes all materials)

 

 

We live in the proverbial question mark.  When you ignite your understanding (binah) it lifts you up and you feel clear about your own specific purpose in this world.  Discover or uncover your mission. A great experience for the artist or the non-artist, this workshop will ignite within each participant their true spark of creativity. Kindle your imagination using the quality of binah (spirit of understanding).This interactive workshop includes an opportunity for journaling and a simple project. LynnRae uses storytelling and music to complement the mandala project. She will draw from participants their unique inner flame, to draw this out into the world.

 

 

 

Gallery Hours: Mon – Fri:  9 am – 4 pm, on Sunday by appointment
Admission to the Nathan D. Rosen Museum is Free and Open to the Public

 

 

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. Membership is not required to participate in programs. The Levis JCC welcomes individuals of all ages, races, and religious affiliations living in South Florida.

For more information about these classes, workshops and other events:
www.levisjcc.org

 

 

 

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Art On Park Gallery Announces Call For 2D and 3D work For “Absolutely Abstract 2017” With Juror Jean Hutchison

“Absolutely Abstract 2017” will be an Exhibit of Work, any subject, any medium, created by artists who live in Palm Beach County, FL. Hosted by the Artists of Palm Beach County at their gallery, Art on Park in Lake Park, FL, this promises to encourage emerging and established artists to show their creativity. Art lovers: Mark Your Calendars for the Free, Opening Reception on August 11th. The Rickie Report shares the details here and hopes our readers will share this CALL for Art with others! The Deadline for submissions is July 26th.  This Call for artists is open to non-members and will be juried by Jean Hutchison, for cash prizes.  Check out APBC’s website for details of upcoming classes and the free events.

 

 

 

 

Art on Park Gallery

www.artistsofpalmbeachcounty.com

For Artists by artists of all disciplines, media and price points

Monday through Saturday Noon to 6 PM
800 Park Avenue Lake Park, Florida 33403      561-345-2842

 

 

APBC Art on Park Gallery

Presents

 

“ABSOLUTELY ABSTRACT” 2017 Exhibit

Free, Public Open Reception:

Friday, 08/11/2017

 

 

Abstract Work created in any medium

Exhibit shows  8/7  – 9/8/2017

Submission deadline: Wednesday, 07/26/2017

AWARDING

* $50 for First Place * $25 for Second Place * Honorable Mentions *

 

To access the submission form go to:

http://www.artistsofpalmbeachcounty.org/eventdetail.php?299

 

 

 

 

 

For more information about this exhibit, classes, Art Salons, studio space or other events:

APBC Art on Park Gallery
800 Park Avenue, Lake Park FL 33403
561-345-2842
http://www.artistsofpalmbeachcounty.com/

 

 

 

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Get Ready For World Wide Knit In Public Day On June 10th! Fantastic Fibers Miami Invites All Fiber Artists To Participate!

Pamela Palma of Fantastic Fibers Miami has a goal of making the world a better place, one thread at a time!  She invites all fiber artists (knitting, weaving, stitching, crochet,fabric painting, dyeing, felting, mixed media, etc) to join in World Wide Knit In Public Day (WWKIP DAY) at a Free gathering in Miami on June 10th. WWKIP DAY is unique, in that it’s the largest knitter run event in the world. Each local event is put together by a volunteer or a group of volunteers.  The Rickie Report shares a short history of WWKIP DAY and how to RSVP for the Miami meet-up at the Perez Museum.  We hope you will share this with fiber friends world wide so they can make their own connections! This event is Free and Open to all ages!  

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Saturday,  June 10th

Noon – 5pm

Perez Art Museum Miami (PAMM)

 

1103 Biscayne Blvd.      Miami, FL 33132

 

FREE, BUT PLEASE 

RSVP: Pamela Palma   786.897.8856

Open to the public: Hang out, knit, see some art, make new friends, bond over yarn.

 

 

World Wide Knit in Public Day was started in 2005 by Danielle Landes. It began as a way for knitters to come together and enjoy each other’s company. Knitting is such a solitary act that it’s easy to knit alone somewhere and sink into your work without thinking about all the other knitters out there. Neighbors could spend all their lives never knowing that the other knits. This a specific day to get out of your house and go to a local event (with your knitting in tow) just for you and people like you. Who knows you might even bump into your neighbor! Consider this a spark, to ignite a fire; getting all of the closeted knitters out into fresh air.

 

WHAT IS A “KIP”?

A KIP is a Knitter In Public!

Astrid Salling from Copenhagen, Denmark – organizer of WWKIPDAY since 2011.

 

THE NUMBER OF KIPS AND COUNTRIES INVOLVED IN 2016:

Total KIPs around the world was 1015 !!

…And 57 Countries were involved !!

 

In Miami, at the Perez Museum, people were knitting, crocheting, felting, making lace and weaving (2016).

 

In January, 2016 Pamela Palma, a Miami-based fiber artist, launched Fantastic Fibers Miami for the purpose of creating community. She tells The Rickie Report, “We are a diverse group of serious textile artists making the world a better place, one thread at a time. We work in harmony to bring awareness of the myriad forms of fiber art as well as the historical and contemporary importance of textiles, to South Florida audiences. Through our programs, projects, and events, guild members are building bodies of work for future exhibitions. We welcome opportunities to show our work”.

 

Then they yarn bombed one of the chairs. Fun!

 

Learn to knit ~ create decorative fabric for our two upcoming Yarn Bombing events:

Saturday October 28 from 12 – 5 we will Yarn Bomb Omni Park, in downtown Miami in collaboration with PAMM’s education team. Free! Food trucks will be on site.

Friday January 26, 2018 at the Museum of Contemporary Art in North Miami, in conjunction with Jazz at MoCA and their education programs, we will yarn bomb the building columns on 123rd Street.

 

 

In Wausau, Wisconsin, Beth Paustian of The Black Purl, LLC created this piece of Public Art!(@BlackPurl,llc)

 

In Ontario, at the Highland Grounds Coffee Shop, world renown yarn purveyor, Richard Devrieze stopped by to knit! (@YarnsByRichardDevrieze)

 

Fantastic Fibers Miami meets on the 4th Saturday of each month at Studio 41 at the Bakehouse Art Complex, Wynwood/Miami. Guests are welcome. Membership applications and information about the guild are available online. 

 

About the Founding Director: Pamela Palma is a creative force in the world of fiber art who has been advancing the field for with 30 years. She teaches weaving at her studio and has taught design at numerous organizations in South Florida. She exhibits her work in museums, galleries and private collections locally, nationally and internationally. Active in arts communities, she has fundraised for museums, colleges, and arts organizations. She is currently a member of the Board of Directors for the American Tapestry Alliance. 

 

 

Fantastic Fibers Miami is a member supported fiber art guild for weavers, knitters, crocheters, stitchers, surface designers, mixed media fiber artists, dyers, printers, felters, and more. We meet on the 4th Saturday of every month at 2:00. Please RSVP!

Contact: Pamela Palma   786.897.8856

email pamela@pamelapalmadesigns.com

Pamela Palma Designs pamelapalmadesigns.com

Fantastic Fibers Miami fantasticfibersmiami.com

 

For more information about WWKIP:

World Wide Knit In Public Day:  www.wwkipday.com

 

 

 

 

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Jeff Wiener, Artist And Publisher Of NY-Based Figurative Arts Magazine Offers Local Life Drawing Classes

Jeffrey Wiener, Miami-born artist and publisher of a NY-based Figurative Arts magazine has launched a new arts business operating out of Palm Beach County.  Wiener is regularly available to draw with students at the Loxahatchee National Wildlife Refuge on Sunday mornings during March and April.  “Sketch with Jeff” offers several Life Drawing classes in Landscapes, Still Life, Figure Drawing, Mobile Photography, and Drawing with Tablets like the iPad.  The Public is Invited to watch a demonstration of Life Drawing on the iPad in a Plein Air setting at the Loxahatchee National Wildlife Refuge on March 26th. His classes offer traditional artists a new challenge in Life Drawing using drawing and painting APPS.  Group rates are also available.  The Rickie Report shares the details and some sneak peeks.  This is a fabulous opportunity to learn new techniques from an expert!

 

 

 

“SKETCH   WITH   JEFF”

 

Free, Public Demonstration

Sunday, March 26th

9 – 11 am

Loxahatchee National Wildlife Refuge

Bring your tablets and pens! Details and sign up can be found on his website at http://jeffreywiener.gallery/life-drawing-classes/

 

 

 

 

Jeffrey Wiener Offering

Life Drawing classes in:

Landscapes, Still Life, Figure Drawing, Mobile Photography, and Drawing with Tablets like the iPad.

 

 

“Cafe: Aix en Provence, France” – watercolor on paper by Jeffrey Wiener

 

 

If you’d like to watch a demonstration of Life Drawing on the iPad in a Plein Air setting, join Jeffrey Wiener at the Loxahatchee National Wildlife Refuge on March 28, from 9am-11am. He’ll be working on an iPad drawing and will provide guests with tips for sketching and painting with the APP “Procreate”. Bring your tablets and pens! Details on the location and location can be found on his website at http://jeffreywiener.gallery/life-drawing-classes/

 

South Beach, Miami, FL – Pen and paper by Jeffrey Wiener

 

The fee of $40. for a single 2 hour class includes your drawing supplies. 4 Classes is $120. Group rates are also available. During March and April, Wiener is regularly available to draw with students at the Loxahatchee National Wildlife Refuge on Sunday mornings from 9-11am. See the http://jeffreywiener.gallery/life-drawing-classes/ for more details and to book a class.

 

Tablet Photo: (on screen) “Anna, Reclining” iPad drawing with Jeffrey Wiener

 

“Sketch with Jeff” also provides customized art programs for residential communities and “Sketch Parties” for those who want to run a Sketch Party in their own home, complete with drawing supplies for guests and a clothed or nude life model. Whether Plein Air or in studio, his classes are suitable for both beginners and professionals, with lessons focused on strengthening the core skills of Life Drawing found in both observation and technique.

 

Jeffrey Wiener – Drawing on the Highline, NYC

 

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. Aside from running his digital production company Dangerous Media, he founded YoungMindInteractive.com, a publisher of Ebooks, games, and digital learning tools.

 

 

Drawing: Highline Park, Chelsea, NYC – iPad Sketch by Jeffrey Wiener

 

 

Jeffrey is also a figurative artist, and publisher of TheGreatNude.tv, a web-video magazine featuring artists who are dedicated to the nude. Now living in Boynton Beach, Wiener continues to create experimental artworks and video with the iPad, finding excitement in how technology has empowered Life Drawing, and allowing instant sharing or live streaming of the drawing process.

 

“Anna, Reclining” iPad drawing with Jeffrey Wiener

 

Jeffrey tells The Rickie Report,Since my near death experience, I have been rethinking what it means to be an artist. I thought I knew why I am here. I know little with certainty now except that life is short, and each of us has to blossom like a flower in this time we have. The artist observes things others cannot see, and has the unique ability to communicate what has been observed in ways that illuminate and reveal something new about humanity. That may be the artist’s only purpose. To observe and reveal”.

 

 

For more information about these classes, demonstration or artwork:

Artist Website: http://jeffreywiener.gallery/
“Sketch with Jeff”: http://jeffreywiener.gallery/life-drawing-classes/
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/jeffrey.wiener.98
Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/jeffreywiener/
LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/jeffreywiener/
Twitter: https://twitter.com/JeffWienerArt

 

 

 

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Mandel JCC Art Gallery Features Joan Brams, “A Retrospective”

The Mandel JCC of the Palm Beaches welcomes the New Year with a brand new art exhibit. Beginning Tuesday, January 17, patrons will have the opportunity to view the stunning work of artist and Florida native Joan Brams.  The public is invited to the Opening Reception on January 17th and the exhibit continues through February 10th.  These are free and open to the public.  The Rickie Report shares the details and gives you a sneak peek.  

 

 

 

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 5221 Hood Road    Palm Beach Gardens

www.jcconline.com/artgallery

 

 

 

 

JOAN  BRAMS:

“A  RETROSPECTIVE”

Opening Reception:

Tuesday, January 17, 2017

5:30-7:30pm  

Free and Open to the Public

 

Exhibition continues through February 10th

 

 

 

 

 

For over 50 years, Joan Brams has been producing art for the Palm Beaches. On a nothing day, when Joan was twenty- five-years-old, she woke up, poured herself a cup of coffee, and decided that this would be the day she started painting. She enrolled herself in the Norton School of Art and began taking lessons with a local artist. Immediately, she felt that she had been creating art her entire life and within a short period of time, people were actually purchasing her works. Brams joined two other artists and they opened a gallery on Worth Avenue in Palm Beach for a short time.

 

 

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Artwork by Joan Brams

 

 

 

 

Soon, other galleries in the area began to take notice of her, and she began putting on one woman shows around the county and eventually, the Findlay Gallery in New York. After moving to Dallas for a few years, she studied sculpting. There, she learned how to cast Styrofoam sculptures into bronze and aluminum. Additionally, she attended welding school and loved doing it as an art form. After several shows in Dallas, she returned to the Palm Beaches to learn about ceramics.

 
Now, as she resides in the Palm Beaches creating her own genre of art, she has delved into creating work in various media forms. She considers her opus to be in multi-layered works in the areas of painting, ceramics, bronze, aluminum and even one-of-a-kind necklaces. Lately, Brams has been working on Chinese rice paper. Her work is on display in many private as well as public collections. Five of her sculptures are also a permanent fixture at the Palm Beach International Airport.

 

 

For more information on how to explore Joan’s exhibit, classes, workshops or other events visit:

www.jcconline.com/artgallery or contact GwildaB@JCConline.com 

 

 

 

 

 

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Nationally Acclaimed Artist, Deborah La Fogg Docherty Is Featured At Wellington Art Society Meeting

The Wellington Art Society will feature long time member Deborah LaFogg-Docherty as their first demonstrator of the New Year. The meeting will be held on January 11, 2017 at the Wellington Community Center.  Deborah is a national award winning artist who creates paintings whose subjects seem “touchable”. Meet and greet will be followed by a member spotlight and brief meeting. The evening will conclude with Deborah’s demonstration and a unique art raffle. The Rickie Report shares the details and some sneak peeks.

 

 

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WELLINGTON ART SOCIETY

FEATURES:

Deborah LaFogg Docherty

January 11th

6:30 pm

Free and Open to The Public

Wellington Community Center

12150 Forest Hill Boulevard Wellington, FL

 

 

 

 

 

Deborah is well known for her great love of nature. She gives people a glimpse of how animals live in the wild in a secret world, raise their young, court and survive. Her quest for nature has taken her from the Everglades National Park to Denali National Park in Alaska.

 

 

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“Waiting For Mom” by Deborah LaFogg Docherty

 

 

Deborah grew up on a farm in Connecticut, surrounded by nature and began drawing as a child, copying her mother’s paintings of Bambi, Flower and Thumper on her bedroom wall. Since they were painted on the hall wall, her parents quickly provided her with coloring books, paints and crayons to encourage her creativity. She began drawing birds in grade school, winning awards at the school and painted and drew every summer and during the school year, often forgoing homework! She earned her college degree with a dual major in Illustration and Commercial Art. She graduated with honors and moved to South Florida where she has worked for many years as a graphic artist for The Sun Sentinel. She is currently a Special Sections Designer for the paper and in her “spare time” teaches at Old School Square in Delray Beach, does local workshops and demos.

 

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“Bathed in Morning Light” by Deborah LaFogg Docherty

 

 

Mediums used by Deborah include pastel, oils and acrylics and may involve an under painting for added luminosity and atmosphere. Each medium requires different procedures. With pastels it involves washes of color and turpentine. In oils she blocks out colors. With acrylics she builds on layers going from light to dark.

 

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Painting by Deborah LaFogg Docherty

 

Deborah had two solo shows in 2015 at the J.N. Ding Darling National Wildlife Refuge and the Everglades National Park’s Ernest F. Coe Gallery in the Visitors Center. She has received many national and local awards. She has illustrated two children’s books: “Woodcut Jill” raising money for the National Crocodile Refuge and “Rosie’s Song”. A fully illustrated book.

"Flying Tiger" by Deborah LaFogg Docherty

“Flying Tiger” by Deborah LaFogg Docherty

 

 

Membership affiliations include: Signature member of the Artists for Conservation, the Pastel Society of America, the Salmagundi Art Club, an elected member of the Audubon Artists, the Wellington Art Society and many others. Deborah says, “Looking at my paintings today, many people think they are photographs. I take it as a compliment since I’m a photorealistic painter. My quest has been exciting and rewarding”.

 

"Captured Gaze" by Deborah LaFogg Docherty

“Captured Gaze” by Deborah LaFogg Docherty

 

 

 

 

The Wellington Art Society is a non-profit charitable organization in its 36th 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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Armory Art Center Features The Vibrant Art Of Joan Luby

The Armory Art Center offers “Vibrant Vision – A Lifetime of Joy in Creativity And Color”, showcasing the artistry of Joan Luby.  Luby’s bright and vibrant designs delight the eyes.  The public is invited to an Free Opening Reception on Thursday, January 5th.  The exhibition runs January 6 through February 4, 2017.  The Rickie Report shares the details and a sneak peek.  This exhibition will benefit the Armory Art Center.

 

 

 

 

 

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1700 Parker Avenue   West Palm Beach, FL 33401
561-832-1776    armoryart.org

 

 

 

 

 

 

Joan Luby:

Vibrant Vision – A Lifetime of Joy in Creativity and Color

Opening Reception:

Thursday, January 5, 2017

6:00 – 8:00 pm

East Gallery

Exhibit runs January 6 – February 4, 2017  

Free And Open To The Public

 

 

 

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“Sailboat”, Acrylic on canvas by Joan Luby

Joan Luby saw the world in bold, graphic color, and expressed her vision through art over the course of her life. Her paintings depict subjects drawn from her love of nature, wildlife, and everyday life experiences interpreted with her geometric prismatic style. A native New Yorker, Luby moved to Florida in 2005 and immediately began to pursue her passion for the arts at the Armory. Over the next 10 years she became increasingly involved by joining the Board of Directors and serving on several committees. 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

ARMORY ART CENTER:

The mission of the Armory Art Center is to inspire the creation and experience of art. The Armory’s vision is to be the leading visual arts education and exhibition center of the Palm Beaches. Housed in an historic Art Deco building, the Armory provides art classes for students of all ages, exhibitions, art salons, lectures, and special events. Held in twelve state-of-the-art studios, nearly 100 courses are offered including ceramics, digital arts, drawing, glass fusing, jewelry, painting, printmaking, fibers, sculpture, and 20 exhibitions are hosted annually in four galleries.

 

For more information visit:

www.armoryart.org or call 561-832-1776 x33

 

 

 

 

 

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Artist’s Back Injury Leads Her To A New Creative Passion: Yoga Art

Palm Beach Gardens artist Caren Hackman has been painting since childhood. But it was literally a back-breaking ordeal that led her to her new artistic passion – inspirational yoga portraits.  In 2008, a back injury and unsuccessful surgery following that left Caren in pain. It sidelined her for two years during which she lived with not only pain, but anger over her diminished quality of life. In late 2010 she was introduced to yoga.  As she learned more about the physical aspects of yoga, it began a slow, personal evolution, a catharsis, leaving the anger behind, which allowed Caren to focus on the things in her life that she could enjoy. As the spiritual essence of the practice became clear, Caren was drawn to share that passion through her art.  The Rickie Report shares Caren’s remarkable journey and artwork.

 

 

 

 

Caren Hackman

 

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www.yogapainter.com

 

Your Source For Yoga Artworks  And Gifts

 

 

 

 

 

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“Ancient Oak Tree Pose” by Caren Hackman

 

 

In 2008, a back injury left Caren in pain. Unsuccessful surgery worsened the situation. It sidelined her for two years during which she lived with not only pain, but anger over her diminished quality of life. In late 2010 she was first introduced to yoga.  “Yoga saved my life,” she said, still with emotion. As she learned more about the physical aspects of yoga, it began a slow, personal evolution, a catharsis, leaving the anger behind, which allowed Caren to focus on “the things in my life that I could enjoy.” As the spiritual essence of the practice became clear, Caren was drawn to share that passion through her art.

 

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“Shanti Lavender” Peace Scroll by Caren Hackman

She is now dedicating her creative time to yoga artwork and has a website, www.yogapainter.com to display and sell her work. “This series of paintings shows my great love and respect for the practice. I hope that viewers can feel that love and connection with the spiritual and physical aspects of yoga,” she said.  Her work is already getting noticed. Her yoga portrait, SG Child Pose, was accepted into an art competition/show at Art Gallery of Viera in Melbourne, FL. It was on display there for all of October 2016, receiving an award ribbon and cash prize.

 

 

 

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“Child Pose” by Caren Hackman

Caren Hackman’s previous artwork has been eclectic. An expert watercolorist, she also works in mixed media, painting in acrylic or oil on canvas, and includes collage for added texture. As often as possible in her creative work, she portrays patterns in nature. A beautiful example is her recent yoga painting, Ancient Oak Tree. It incorporates the yoga tree pose with an ancient oak she saw at San Felasco State Park near Gainesville. “It was a magnificent tree with gnarled trunk, sprawling limbs, and giant roots.” The Ancient Oak Tree artwork is available on note cards, as well as wall hanging scrolls, from 13” X 19” to mural size.

 

 

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“Namaste” Scroll,  by Caren Hackman

Her new online store features two series of work: Yoga Portraits and Yoga Expressions. The Yoga Portraits are traditional hand-painted original portraits on artist canvas. Caren, a graphic designer by trade, has also created Yoga Expressions. These are digital paintings created using an electronic tablet and stylus. The artwork is printed with high-quality archival inks on artist canvas. No two are the same and this process allows the paintings to be customized by including a Sanskrit word, person’s name, symbol, or a yoga studio logo.  The artwork on canvas hangs from supports at the top and bottom. “In an effort to free the artwork from the traditional constraints of frames and glass, I have developed a hanging system much like ancient Asian scrolls.”

 
Caren has been painting since childhood and doing graphic design professionally since college. Her college degree was in industrial design. “My dream had always been to be an artist, but I had a huge love of building things and tactile projects. Industrial design filled that need.” But that didn’t extinguish her original passion and she continued to paint throughout college and afterward. “I continue to paint and exhibit while running my graphic design business and creating illustrations for clients.” She is hoping to show more of her yoga work locally.
In South Florida, Caren is well-known for her tireless dedication to community projects. She has founded the GardensArt program and Artists of Palm Beach County. Caren illustrated the life of George Morikami for the Morikami Museum. Her task force and committee contributions include the Norton Museum of Art’s ArtServe, Armory Art Center, Boys and Girls Club Gators Galore, SunFest, Palm Beach State College Campus Art Gallery. Most recently she became a member of the board of directors of April is for Authors.

 

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Caren Hackman

Caren has been awarded two Artist in Residence positions: in 2010, by Necedah National Wildlife Refuge in Wisconsin, and in 2005, by the Herbert Hoover National Historic Site in West Branch, Iowa. Caren’s paintings have been exhibited in museums and galleries throughout Florida, including the Cornell Museum of Art and History, Delray Beach; The Visual Arts Center of Northwest Florida, Panama City; the Ritter Gallery, Boca Raton; the Arts Center, St. Petersburg; Barrier Island Group for the Arts, Sanibel Island; and the Global Gallery, Tampa. In addition her work has been shown at the Neville Public Museum, Green Bay, Wisconsin; the Orange County Center for Contemporary Art, Santa Ana, California; the Spirit Echoes Gallery, Austin, Texas; and University of Mobile, Mobile, Alabama. Her work is represented in numerous collections, including: University of Texas Health Science Center NE, Tyler, Texas; Roger Dean, Palm Beach, FL; Equitable Life, West Palm Beach, FL; Northwood University, West Palm Beach, FL; Lake Wales Medical Center, Lake Wales, FL; and A.H. Fisher Diamonds, Red Bank, NJ.

 

You can experience Caren Hackman’s yoga series at: www.yogapainter.com

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Fuel Your Artistic Flames With Vicki Siegel’s 2 Day Workshops With Fun, New Techniques And Knowledge

Artist Vicki Siegel will fuel your artistic flames with 2 day workshops. Sign up for her 2 day workshops AND see her new paintings at one of her upcoming shows.   Be energized and learn new techniques!   Vicki is a Golden Artist Educator, (GAEP). Her in depth knowledge of acrylic paint will inspire you.  The Rickie Report shares the details about these Two Day Workshops at Two Different Locations and SOLO Exhibition .

 

 

 

 

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WORKSHOPS    &    EXHIBITIONS

These fast paced workshops will get you creating and understanding how to work with acrylic paint. You will create new works and get a chance to try new materials and use ones you know in new ways. Vicki Siegel’s nurturing teaching style and in depth demonstrations will take you through these fast paced and fun workshops. Vicki is a Golden Artist Educator, (GAEP). Her in depth knowledge of acrylic paint will inspire you.

 

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“Uncharted”Acrylic and image transfer by Vicki Siegel

 

Working in Layers Workshop

You will learn exciting new approaches to using acrylic products for layering and creating rich and complex surfaces. Artists working in all media and any abstract or representational style will benefit from this innovative way of thinking about materials. Gels, pastes, acrylic skins, masking, stencils, image transfers, transparent and translucency will be explained. You will also learn to incorporate personal imagery. Whether a beginner or an accomplished artist, you will benefit from the information packed demonstrations. There will be a lunch hour talk and slide show on Friday; bring a bag lunch. See the registrar for a supply list. Vicki will be bringing great tools and specialty paints for you to try.

 

 

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“What’s Up?” by Vicki Siegel

Powerful Acrylic Paint Layers: Old School Square Center for the Arts, Delray Beach, FL
 Friday/Saturday January 13 -14, 2017, 9:30 am – 3:30 pm
  Cost: $315, Old School Square; 561-243-7922, ext. 317 ext. 478 
www.oldschoolsquare.org/events/powerful-acrylic-paint-layers/

 

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“Behind the Smile”, Acrylic and image transfer by Vicki Siegel

 

 

 

Working With Photographic Images Workshops

If you are a painter who wants to include photographic images into your work, or a photographer who wants to try painting, this workshop will inspire you. You will learn how to collage images, layer acrylic paints, glaze, enhance and texture your photographic images. Creating image transfers will be explained in detail. Whether a beginner or an accomplished artist, you will be inspired by the information packed demonstrations. Contact the registrar for the supply list. There will be a lunch hour lecture and slide show for people who want to bring a brown bag lunch on Friday.

 

Surfaces, Layers and Photographic Imagery: Old School Square Center for the Arts, Delray Beach, FL
Friday/Saturday March 10-11, 2017, 9:30 am – 3:30 pm 
Cost: $315, Old School Square; 561-243-7922, ext. 317 (Ann) or ext. 478 (Sharon) 
http://oldschoolsquare.org/events/surfaces-layers-and-photographic-imagery

 

Painted Surfaces, Revealing Layers and Photographic Imagery
Friday/Saturday April 21- 22, 2017, 10 am – 4 pm
Location: Armory Art Center, West Palm Beach
Cost: $315 Call to register: 561 832-1776 or www.Armoryart.org

 

 

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“See it Coming”, Acrylic and image transfer by Vicki Siegel

 

 

 

Weekly Art Instruction with Vicki Siegel

Vicki is an inspiring painting instructor!  Join one of her three weekly classes:

Armory Art Center:
Exploring Acrylics Tuesdays 1:30-4:30 To register; 561 832-1776 or www.Armoryart.org

 

Delray Center for the Arts:

FUNdamentals of Painting 9-12pm Thursday
To register: http://oldschoolsquare.org/learning/art-classes/painting/painting-fundamentals/

 

Exploring Painting All media 1-4 pm Thursday
To register: http://oldschoolsquare.org/learning/art-classes/painting/exploring-painting/

 

 

 

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“Love Conquers”, Acrylic and image transfer by Vicki Siegel

 

 

Upcoming Show:

 

“Now and Then”
SOLO Exhibit of Paintings by Vicki Siegel

Meet and Greet:

Friday March 17, 2017

6-8pm

Exhibit runs March 6th– April 20th, 2017

Palm Beach Gardens City Hall,

10500 N. Military Trail, Palm Beach Gardens, FL

 

 

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“Alternate Reality” by Vicki Siegel

VICKI SIEGEL is a contemporary artist whose mixed media paintings, photography and sculpture explore the connection between memory and reality. Her work combines painting and photography together. She was an art director and creative director in advertising in Milan, Italy, Chicago, and South Florida. Vicki is a full time working artist who exhibits extensively. Her works can be found in many private collections. Vicki Siegel has studied towards a M.F.A. at Tyler School of Art, Rome and holds a B.F.A. from the University of Illinois. She is a passionate instructor of painting. Vicki Siegel is a Golden Artist Educator (GAEP), a member of the National Association of Women Artists, and a signature member of the Boca Museum Artists’ Guild among other organizations. Her studio is in Delray Beach, Florida.

 

 

For more information please contact:

vickisiegelart@gmail.com

vickisiegelart.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

17019 SW Sapri Way  Port St. Lucie, FL 34986

Rickie@therickiereport.com  561-537-0291