Armory Art Center’s Artists-In-Residents Exhibition At Lake Worth Annex

On March 24th there will be an Exhibition of works by Armory Art Center Artists-in-Residence produced during their eight month tenure. This exhibition will have works in diverse mediums and will be held at the Armory Art Center Annex in Lake Worth, FL. The Rickie Report is pleased to share the details of the free, public Opening Reception and Exhibit plus a few sneak peeks.

 

 

 

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1121 Lucerne Avenue      Lake Worth, FL 33460

Annex Gallery Hours: Wed.- Sat.  11:00 AM – 5:00 PM

 

 

 

 

 

Artists-in-Residence Exhibition

Opening Reception:

 

 

 

 

 

Thursday, March 24, 2016

6:00 – 8:00 PM

 

 

Exhibit Runs from March 25 – April 15, 2016

 

1121 Lucerne Avenue Lake Worth, FL 33460

Annex Gallery Hours: Wed. -Sat.  11:00 AM – 5:00 PM

 

 

 

 

About the artists:

 

 

Nolan Baumgartner received his BFA from the University of Utah in 2001 and his MFA in ceramics from Cranbrook Art Academy in 2004. A Utah native, he is a practicing studio potter and artist who shows in local and national exhibitions.

 

 

 

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Nolan Baumgartener, Pitcher, soda fired porcelain, 2015

 

 

 

 

Tristyn Bustamante has spent much of her life in Arizona sculpting with clay. She holds a BFA from Northern Arizona University and an MFA from Arizona State University. Bustamante has attended residencies and workshops in places such as at the International Ceramics Studio in Hungary and Haystack Mountain School of Crafts in Maine.

 

 

 

 

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Tristyn Bustamante “Search System”, Ceramic/Mixed Media Sculpture, 2015

 

 

 

 

 

 

Isabel Gouveia has a background in painting, printmaking and new media. She was born and raised in Brazil and currently lives in Lake Worth, FL. She graduated as an Industrial Designer from the Arts Foundation Armando Alvares Penteado in Sao Paulo, and as an MFA in Visual Arts from FAU.

 

 

 

 

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Isabel Gouveia  “Small Portions, Multiple Exposures: Mutation II ” Monotype, etching, dry point, aquatint on paper, 15″ x 21″ 2016

 

 

 

 

 

Chad R. Steve was born and raised in Lake Mills, Wisconsin. He received his BFA from University of Wisconsin-Stout. In 2009 he moved to Hawaii and received his MFA from University of Hawaii at Manoa. While living there, he worked at the University as an adjunct professor and a lab technician.

 

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Chad R. Steve Untitled, Terracotta, 2016

 

 

 

Izel Vargas is a South Florida based mixed media artist originally from Alamo, Texas in the Rio Grande Valley. Raised in the U.S./Mexico borderlands, Vargas cites his upbringing as playing a vital role in his approach to making art. As an educator, Vargas has taught art to all age groups and is an instructor at FAU in Boca Raton, FL.

 

 

 

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Izel Vargas “Set in Your Ways” Mixed Media

 

 

The mission of the Armory Art Center is to inspire the creation and experience of art. The Armory’s vision is to be Palm Beach County’s leading visual arts education and exhibition center. Housed in an historic art deco building, the Armory provides art classes for students of all ages, exhibitions, art salons, lectures, and special events. Twenty exhibitions are hosted annually in four galleries. Nearly 100 courses held in 12 state-of-the-art studios are offered including ceramics, digital arts, drawing, glass fusing, jewelry, painting, printmaking, fibers, sculpture, and more. For more information, visit www.armoryart.org or call 561-832-1776 x33.

 

 

 

 

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2016 Armory Art Center Faculty And All Student Showcase Opens

The 2016 Armory Faculty showcase and the 2016 All Student showcase are the Armory Art Center’s biggest shows of the year, so if you’re an aficionado and supporter of the arts be sure to clear some room on your calendar in order to experience these unmissable shows!  Both Opening Receptions take place on Friday, March 25th.  The Rickie Report shares the details and a few sneak peeks.  All Exhibitions are free and open to the public.

 

 

 

 

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1700 Parker Avenue   West Palm Beach, FL 33401

www.armoryart.org or Call 561-832-1776

 

 

 

 

2016 Armory Faculty Showcase /

All Student Showcase

 

 

 

Opening Reception:

Friday, March 25, 2016

 6:00 – 8:00 pm

Greenfield Gallery | East Gallery (Faculty)

Montgomery Hall (Student)

 

 

 

EXHIBITIONS ARE FREE AND OPEN TO THE PUBLIC:

Monday – Friday 9 am – 5 pm | Saturday 9 am – 4:00 pm

 

 

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(Faculty) Sonya Gaskell, “Armory in UV”  Oil on Canvas

 

 

 

 

The 2016 Armory Faculty Showcase will exhibit juried works in different mediums by the Armory Art Center faculty members and will run concurrently with the 2016 All Student Showcase. These exhibitions are organized and hosted by the Armory Art Center, “which is a testament to the quality and craftsmanship that one can expect to find in the 2016 Armory Faculty Showcase and the 2016 All Student Showcase” said Liza Niles, Director of Education and Exhibitions at the Armory Art Center.

 

 

 

 

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(Student) Edrian Thomidis  “Transcending”, Figurative Ceramic Sculpture

 

 

 

 

 

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(Student) Joan Lustig   “Angles and Triangles Series II”  Mixed Media 12”x12” each

 

 

 

The mission of the Armory Art Center is to inspire the creation and experience of art. The Armory’s vision is to be Palm Beach County’s leading visual arts education and exhibition center. Housed in an historic art deco building, the Armory provides art classes for students of all ages, exhibitions, art salons, lectures, and special events. Twenty exhibitions are hosted annually in four galleries. Nearly 100 courses held in 12 state-of-the-art studios are offered including ceramics, digital arts, drawing, glass fusing, jewelry, painting, printmaking, fibers, sculpture, and more. For more information, visit www.armoryart.org or call 561-832-1776 x33.

 

 

 

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

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Palm Beach Gardens, FL 33420

Rickie@therickiereport.com

561-537-0291

Try New Classes, Special Events, Workshops And Enjoy Old Floresta Exhibit At Boca Raton Museum Art School

The Boca Raton Museum Art School is re-energized!! The new Director of the Art School, Walter O’Neill, has been stirring things up with new classes, special events, exhibits, and workshops.  Spring Art Workshops include Gilding, creating Florida black coral jewelry, sculpting in plaster and more!  Stop by and enjoy Plein Air Palm Beach’s exhibit, “Old Floresta”.  The Rickie Report shares the details and some sneak peeks.  Try a new technique!   

 

 

 

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801 W. Palmetto Road Boca Raton FL 33486

561-392-2503

Excellent teachers with low teacher to studio ratio

Convenient: 801 West Palmetto Park Road, 1 mile east of I-95

Wonderful studios

Easy parking

 

 

 

EXHIBIT OF PLEIN AIR PAINTINGS OF OLD FLORESTA

 

 

Paintout at Old Floresta on 6-11-15

Stan Dornfest, Plein Air Palm Beach member

 

Free Public Opening Reception:

Friday, March 4th

6-8pm

On exhibit until Thursday March 17, 2016

The Plein Air Painters of Palm Beach will be exhibiting over 75 paintings created over the last six months by artists painting in the historic Old Floresta neighborhood behind the Art School.

 

 

Spring art workshops:

 

 

 

 

 

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Gold Leafing by Connie Commette

 

Gilding Workshop

Saturday, February 20

1 – 4 PM

 

Fee: $135, Instructor: Pavel Ouporov

Learn the art and technique of gold leafing using genuine gold leaf, red bole on handmade gesso panel.

 

 

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Black coral Pendant

 

Florida Black Coral Jewelry

Noon – 5 PM

Fee: $110, Instructor: Don Dietz

 

Create your own jewelry using black coral.

 

 

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Photo by Mark Creamer

 

 

Get Back to Film Camera

Noon – 3 PM, Fee: $25, Instructor: Mark Creamer

 

Refresh your skills at analog photography using f-stops and aperture. Most importantly learn the advantages of taking analog photos but printing digitally.

 

 

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Mobius Sculpture

 

 

Mobius Abstract Sculpture

 

Noon – 3 PM, Two Saturdays, Feb. 20 and Feb. 27

Fee: $110, Instructor: Willie Reed

Try your hand at sculpting in plaster by creating a table top sculpture of a Mobius using wet plaster.

 

 

SPRING ART CLASSES

START

FEBRUARY 29!

 

Re-awaken your creativity at the Art School, new daytime, evening and Saturday art classes.

The 7-week term runs from 2/29 to 4/16.

New classes include Pastels with Roxene Sloate, and Portrait Painting from Photographs.

After school classes for teens and kids include Post-processing Photography and (clothed) Figure drawing.

 

 

BOCA RATON MUSEUM ART SCHOOL

artschool@bocamuseum.org 

Call for a course catalogue: 561-392-2503

For more information and details please contact

561-392-2503

or visit

http://www.bocamuseum.org/artschool

 

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

Rickie Leiter, Publisher

The Rickie Report

P.O.Box 33423

Palm Beach Gardens, FL 33420

Rickie@therickiereport.com

561-537-0291

Boca Raton Museum Of Art – The Art School Offers “Jewelry, Pottery And Prints” Sale Plus Open House

Boca Raton Museum of Art – The Art School invites everyone to their “Jewelry, Pottery and Prints” Sale Friday November 20!  Don’t miss the chance to purchase unique hand made gifts by community-based faculty and students from the Boca Raton Museum of Art. Save the Date for the Art School Open House on Sunday, December 13th from 1-4pm.  Meet the instructors and see the studios.  Winter classes start January 4th.  The Rickie Report shares the details and some sneak peeks of the items for sale!

 

 

 

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801 W. Palmetto Road     Boca Raton FL 33486

 561-392-2503

bocamuseum.org/theartschool
Facebook: www.facebook.com/bocaschool

 

 

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The Art School  Invites You

To

“Jewelry, Pottery and Prints” SALE

Friday, November 20th

5:00  – 7:30 PM

 

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Jewelry by Don Dietz

 

 

Take the opportunity to meet the creative artisans and see their handmade jewelry, pottery, prints, and craft items.

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Necklace by Jane Levy

Artwork by faculty artists including Catalina Aguirre Hoffman, Don Dietz, Lori Gregory, Jane Levy, Christine Lyons, Suzanne Scherer & Pavel Ouporov

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Etching by Suzanne Scherer & Pavel Ouporov

Scherer & Ouporov whose prints are sold at the Metropolitan Museum of Art Mezzanine Gallery will be participating in the sale.

Advanced students Marta Cruz, Faye Fryhle, Hannah Long, Betty Potler and Carol Swezey and other outstanding artisans.

 

 

 

 

 

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Handmade Cuff by Hannah Long

Hannah Long, a former student who is now a successful jeweler, recent had a one person exhibit at Museum of Contemporary Art in Miami will be participating in the sale.

https://www.facebook.com/HannahLongJewelry/

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 “Place of Dreams” by Lori Gregory

 Bocaartmuseumschoolcatalina bowl1Ceramic Bowl by Catalina Aguiree Hoffman

 

 

Ceramics instructors Catalina Aguirre Hoffman and Lori Gregory  will be selling a full range of ceramics from mugs and bowls to sculptural items.

 

 

 

Art School Open House:

Sunday, December 13th

1-4 pm

Meet instructors and see the studios.

Winter classes start January 4, call or email the art school for a pre-view of the course catalogue before it goes on the website.

 

 

 

 

 

 

For more information about the Sale, classes or other events, please visit:

http://www.bocamuseum.org/artschool

artschool@bocamuseum.org

561-392-2503

 

 

 

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

Rickie Leiter, Publisher

The Rickie Report

P.O.Box 33423

Palm Beach Gardens, FL 33420

Rickie@therickiereport.com

561-537-0291

Fall Class Schedule Is Ready For YOU At The Armory Art Center!

The Armory Art Center is offering 29 NEW Classes starting October 26th.  The Rickie Report shares the catalog and reminds you to Register Now.  Are you looking for a new technique to explore your creativity?  Do you want to immerse yourself and learn more about art in depth?  Browse through this Catalog and jump right in!  

 

 

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1700 parker avenue      w.p.b., fl 33401

(561) 832-1776

 

 

New Classes!

 

 

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Cover image by Dennis Aufiery

 

 

Get in touch!

(561) 832-1776 | armoryart.org

 

 

For more information:

 

 

The mission of the Armory Art Center is to inspire the creation and experience of art. The Armory’s vision is to be Palm Beach County’s leading visual arts education and exhibition center. Housed in an historic art deco building, the Armory provides art classes for students of all ages, exhibitions, art salons, lectures, and special events. Twenty exhibitions are hosted annually in three galleries. Nearly 100 courses held in 12 state-of-the-art studios are offered including ceramics, digital arts, drawing, glass fusing, jewelry, painting, printmaking, fibers, sculpture, and more. For more information, visit www.armoryart.org or call 561-832-1776 x33.

 

 

 

 

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

Rickie Leiter, Publisher

The Rickie Report

P.O.Box 33423

Palm Beach Gardens, FL 33420

Rickie@therickiereport.com

561-537-0291

Armory Art Center Offers Shorter Class Terms To Fit Your Busy Life

The Armory Art Center is now offering shorter class terms to fit into your busy lifestyle.  For students who want some time off during the summer but also need to prepare their portfolios, a 4 day workshop is being offered!  For adults, there are a multitude of options, including a new Drawing class and a Digital Photography class. There are day, evening and weekend options.  Plus, there are still some spots open for Summer Camp!  The Rickie Report shares the highlights here and reminds you that Gift Certificates are available for all classes. 

 

 

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Armory Art Center

1700 Parker Avenue W. Palm Beach, FL 33401

561.832.1776

www.armoryart.org

 

 

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Summer Art Camp

June 8th – August 14th
Ages 4½-7, 8-10, 11-13, and 14-17

Summer Art Camp at the Armory Art Center is filled with fun, creativity, character development, and self-esteem initiatives. The arts have the power to do all that and more! Our innovative theme weeks will include drawing, painting, sculpture, jewelry, fiber arts, ceramics, and printmaking as a major focus enhanced with music, dance, games, and team building.

 

Our camp leaders are skilled in working with youth in the arts. They take a special joy in supporting the imagination of our youth and know how to work with a variety of skill and dexterity levels. We look forward to partnering with you, the parent, to provide a safe, enriching, fun summer for your child.

 

Portfolio Prep Class

Portfolio Prep Class

 

 

Youth Classes

College Prep: Beginning Portfolio Development for High School Students Rising Freshmen and Sophomores (New)

Instructor: Liza Niles, Director of Education
For the first time the Armory is offering a 4 day intensive workshop for high school students who plan to study art in higher education and who want to begin to develop a portfolio. There will be homework, individual/group critiques and lots of creative thinking!

June 22-25th
Monday-Thursday, 5pm-7pm | 15S-KW18.1a
Tuition $150

 

 

 

Digital and Social Media

Building a Digital Photography Foundation

Instructor: Robert Swinson
A basic thorough intermediate digital photography class for SLR, Super Zooms, and advanced compact digital cameras with automatic and manual controls.

Beginning June 22nd
Mondays, 6:00 pm – 9:00 pm | 15U-RA18.1a
Tuition $160

 

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Drawing the Figure

"Figure" by Dennis Aufiery

“Figure” by Dennis Aufiery

 

Instructor: Dennis Aufiery
Draw with confidence. We will focus on basic perceptual skills and see the relationship between form, volume, weight, mass, and how they relate to each other.

Beginning June 24th
Wednesdays, 6:00 pm – 9:00 pm | 15U-D8.3b
Tuition $233

DENNIS AUFIERY

Dennis Aufiery has studied with Alex Katz, Neil Welliver, Janet Fish and Graham Nickson among other distinguished artists. Mr. Aufiery has exhibited in Los Angeles, Philadelphia and South Florida as well as the Museum of American Art, Pennsylvania Academy of Fine Art, Institute of Contemporary Art Philadelphia, and the Portland Museum of Art. Visit Dennis’ website at www.dennisaufiery.com.

I want to get below the surface of things when I make art.
I’m after something essential – something that moves me.
It all comes from life experience and my understanding of art, past and present. I want to communicate my experience and explore what is possible.
“Creativity takes courage”, said Matisse.
Creativity can take many forms. I am the kind of artist who is willing to work in many ways. I feel the potential of human expression is boundless. It’s all a matter of taking a risk.

Dennis Aufiery

 

 

Link to the Class Catalog
http://www.armoryart.org/catalog

 

ABOUT THE 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 Palm Beach County’s leading visual arts education and exhibition center. Housed in an historic art deco building, the Armory provides art classes for students of all ages, exhibitions, art salons, lectures, and special events. Twenty exhibitions are hosted annually in three galleries.

 

Nearly 100 courses held in 12 state-of-the-art studios are offered including ceramics, digital arts, drawing, glass fusing, jewelry, painting, printmaking, fibers, sculpture, and more. For more information, visit www.armoryart.org or call 561-832-1776 x33.

 

 

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

Rickie Leiter, Publisher

The Rickie Report

P.O.Box 33423

Palm Beach Gardens, FL 33420

Rickie@therickiereport.com

561-537-0291

 

 

The “Magical” Necklace by Susan Nessel, Student At The Armory Art Center

The Rickie Report knows that this time of year is one of flux and change, as people graduate and move onto another road in life’s journey.  The “Magical Necklace” is such a wonderful way to share the legacy of the time shared together. We thank Susan Nessel, a student at the Armory Art Center, for her creativity and willingness to share this lesson of gratitude. 

 

 

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Armory Art Center

1700 Parker Avenue W. Palm Beach, FL 33401

561.832.1776

www.armoryart.org

 

“The Magical Necklace”

 

Susan Nessel is a jewelry designer and metalsmith from Jupiter, FL. She wanted to convey her respect and admiration for her fellow artist and long time friend, Elizabeth Kleiman of Palm Beach, FL by presenting her with a Magical Necklace at a farewell party given in her honor at the Armory Art Center in West Palm Beach.

 

 

Susanʼs idea was to have Elizabethʼs fellow artists in the Metal, Jewelry and Glass Departments at the Armory Art Center each create an individual bead representing their unique style of work. A necklace was then designed and fabricated by Susan incorporating all of the handmade pieces.  There was so much interest in the project from all of the artists wanting to show support for their fellow artist that the necklace became very long.

 

 

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Elizabeth Kleiman wearing her Magical necklace

 

The very long Magical Necklace represents not only the respect and admiration for a long time friend by her peers but the true benefit and value of community and sharing in a creative and supportive environment made possible by the Armory Art Center.  Elizabethʼs commitment to the Armory for over 15 years will be greatly missed as she retires to Boston, MA.

 

 

 

 
The contributing artists include: Susan Nessel, Janice Weisler, Joe Brandom, Rishar Miranda, Ruth Hartman, Denise Delrusso, Nikki Trammell, Kirsten Lievendag, Aliza Gerstein, Pat Levey, Lisa Johnson, Gail Brader, Shari La Brenz, Ellen Levy, Camile Perrin, Gail Leavitt, Margo Gibson.

 

For more information about The Armory Art Center please visit:

www.armoryart.org

 

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

Rickie Leiter, Publisher

The Rickie Report

P.O.Box 33423

Palm Beach Gardens, FL 33420

Rickie@therickiereport.com

561-537-0291