Vikki Henderson’s Artistry Is Focus In “A World Of Color” At Town Hall Gallery South Palm Beach. Public Reception Takes Place February 10

Internationally acclaimed artist, Vikki Henderson will have a SOLO exhibition at the Town Hall Gallery in South Palm Beach. The public is invited to the Opening Reception on February 10.  “A World Of Color” is exactly that – a riot of color which brings great joy to the viewer.  This free exhibit will open your eyes to the feel of life and the movement of creation.  The Rickie Report shares the details and some sneak peeks.





V I K K I       H E N D E R S O N



Opening Reception:

Sunday, February 10

2 -4 PM



 The Town of South Palm Beach Gallery

3577 South Ocean Boulevard   South Palm Beach, FL 33480







“Purple Palm” by Vikki Henderson


Vikki Henderson comes from a family of artists. Her grandmother and uncle worked in painstaking detail on their pieces.  She tells The Rickie Report, “I feel like the wind has blown me away by the beauty of what lies around me, I want to feel the life and movement of the universe and creation. My style is immediate, I love to start with an abstraction and build it up into something exciting”.  When she was 4 years old, her parents enrolled her at the French Lycée in London.  She recalls her favorite class called  “observation”.  She observed and started drawing everything that caught her attention, particularly those things she saw around her in nature.



At age 10, Vikki was sent to English boarding school where her favorite subject was art class. She reminisces saying, “My teacher was open-hearted and encouraged us to listen to classical music including “The Planets” …and Debussy. We would sit on the floor and paint what we heard, the colors the emotions… the beauty of life. Every couple of weeks a new array of paintings would get posted in the dining room for the rest of the school to enjoy”.  By the age of 17, she left boarding school and enrolled at the Sir John Cass College of Art in London and later, the Beaux Arts and Ecole du Louvre in Paris.
“Dragonflies” by Vikki Henderson


Vikki tells us, “There I was confronted with naked models and learned to draw the figure. Observation was once again a key factor in this classical training, to draw what you see and what you feel to your subject at hand.  At 18 years I went to do my BA at Middlebury College in Vermont.  I studied languages, but again was drawn to the art department. I felt at home in the studio, and studied printmaking and painting. Mostly, I enjoyed the outdoors where I hiked and painted water color “Plein Air” in nature.  Vikki has a diploma in Watercolor and Drawing from the National Academy of Design in NY, a degree in Fabric Design from Parsons, and an MFA from Pratt Institute.
“Tiger Lily” by Vikki Henderson
Vikki is happiest in nature. Natural forms she has become so familiar with always appear in her work. She says, “My mother kept a beautiful flower garden in England and every time I visited,  I spent most of my time painting outside in her garden. I have continued to paint the figure and some landscapes, but mostly I have enlarged the natural forms in nature to expand right off the confines of the paper or canvas”.


Vikki chose water color as her favorite medium because of the freedom she feels using it.  “I love the control of the medium on different types of paper and using different brushes or pen and ink. I love the ‘mistakes’, they just lend to new findings, discoveries that help me progress into unexpected exciting results. It is the energy, the movement that I love to feel in the work it is like a breath of life that brings it alive. Acrylic is also an immediate expression but on canvas rather than paper”.

Vikki has exhibited in England, France, Tokyo, New York, Los Angels , and Florida. She has been awarded several grants and scholarships, including the Scholarship Award at the National Arts Club (NY), the Ralph Weiler Prize, the Mary Hinman Carter Prize, and a Ford Foundation grant.



For more information about this exhibit or Vikki’s paintings:



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

Rickie Leiter, Publisher   561-537-0291

17019 SW Sapri Way   Port St. Lucie, FL 34986


CityPlace Becomes Outdoor Gallery March 5 & 6 With Fine Art And Crafts

The CityPlace Art Fair returns with 150 of the finest artists in the country and a wide array of original art March 5 – 6, 2016. The eclectic displays representing diverse styles and artistic media will feature paintings, life size sculptures, photography, ceramics, glass, wood, collage, mixed media, and handmade jewelry as well as unique affordable gift items. Admission will be free and open to the public.  The Rickie Report shares the details about this Howard Alan Event and features three of the artists: Isack Kousnsky, Laurinda Behrens and Heidi Barron. 







Saturday, March 5


Sunday, March 6

10:00 am – 5:00 pm

CityPlace in West Palm Beach

Navigational address:

700 South Rosemary Avenue, West Palm Beach, FL 33401

To Support the Arts and the Local Community



Free and open to the public






The streets within this popular retail and dining destination will be closed to vehicular traffic to better accommodate festival patrons as they explore the handcrafted works of art. All of the artists will be present for the duration of the show and welcome the opportunity to discuss their work with art enthusiasts and potential investors.




Festival At-a-Glance:

  • Juried outdoor art showcase
  • Original Art
  • Handmade in America
  • 150 artists from different states
  • Prices set to suit all budgets – ranging from as little as $25 to $1,000
  • Artists hand-selected by independent panel of expert judges from hundreds of applicants
  • All artists on site for duration of festival
  • Vast array of artistic media including paintings, sculptures, photography, ceramics, glass, wood, handmade jewelry, collage, mixed media



Isack Kousnsky – Photography/Digital Art






Artwork by Isack Kousnsky

Isack Kousnsky fashions transcendent images of nature and fantastic cityscapes that are meant to jolt is out of our frenzied, urban routines. He employs an array of abstract compositional strategies that play with the viewer’s perception of space. In the looming, mirrored compositions, we are presented with the very image of infinity. In his florals, we are left to wander through dense compositions of blossoms and branches. There is a bit of whimsy in his creations, as unexpected colors disrupt and further stimulate the viewer’s imagination.


Artwork by Isack Kousnsky





Heidi Barron – Glass






Glass Creation by Heidi and Paul Barron




Heidi Barron has been working with glass for over 30 years, in the past year her husband Paul has joined her with his creative talent. They travel to juried art shows showing amazing artwork.  “We call our glass process cold fusion. We use ultra violet lights to create the artwork. This process has a very strong bond and will hold glass together. Our company is based on the belief that our customers’ needs are of the utmost importance. As a result, a high percentage of our business is from repeat customers and referrals”.




Glass Creation by Heidi and Paul Barron




Laurinda Behrens – Painting/Digital Art!about/c1d72





Artwork by Laurinda Behrens





“I have always taken an experimental, open-minded approach to creating images. Recently, I’ve taken to the latest imaging software and hardware, whose advancements have made the process of working digitally far more intuitive.  In my current series, which focuses on wildlife and natural subject matter. Depicted is a moment free of humanity, pure animal instinct, yet it’s familiar gaze forces an empathy in the viewer, raising consciousness to the nature of our own instincts, or intuition, and what it means that we share this with these other creatures”.




Artwork by Laurinda Behrens



About Howard Alan Events, Ltd.:


Howard Alan Events, a Florida-based company, develops and presents art and craft shows throughout the country. For the past 25 years, Howard Alan Events has produced some of the nation’s finest juried art shows, including more than 40 venues each year such as the Downtown Aspen Art Festival (Aspen, CO), Beaver Creek Art Festival (Beaver Creek, CO), Chicago Tribune North Michigan Avenue Art Festival (Chicago, IL), and the Las Olas Art Fairs, (Fort Lauderdale, FL). Several shows are ranked in the top 100 art fairs in the country by Sunshine Artist magazine.




For additional information on the 6th Annual CityPlace Art Fair and other Howard Alan Events art and craft shows across the country, visit or call 561-746-6615.






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