Don Sarka And Mary Anne Sarka Are Featured Artists At Delray Beach Public Library’s “Artists’ Creations” Series. Free Public Opening Reception On Friday, September 6

The creative endeavors of Don Sarka and Mary Anne Sarka  will be featured in the upcoming “Artists’ Creations” Exhibit at the Delray Public Library. The exhibit is open to the public from August 24 – October 19.  Everyone is welcome to meet the artists at the free, Opening Reception on Friday, September 6. Visitors will see oil and acrylic paintings of various subject matter, including landscapes as well as beloved pets.  The Rickie Report shares the details and some sneak peeks.

 

 

 

 

 

 

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PRESENTS:

 

 

 “ARTISTS’   CREATIONS”

BY

DON    &   MARY  ANNE  SARKA

 

 

Opening Reception:

Friday,  September 6 

 3:00  to  4:30  pm

Meet The Artists

In the Library Program Room, 2nd floor

Light snacks will be served

 

Exhibit is available August 24 thru October  19, 2019

 

 

No reservations needed

 

100 West Atlantic Ave.                Delray Beach, Florida

Library Hours: 

Mon. – Wed 9am – 8pm:   Thurs – Sat 9 am – 5pm:  Sun (Sept – May): 1pm – 5pm

Free Parking in attached Library parking lot

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Don and Mary Anne Sarka’s joy of creativity exudes from their faces!  Their combined love of nature has taken them to places and environments where they are continually recharging their creative batteries. Don tells The Rickie Report, “My interest in art began many years ago, when I began sketching Disney characters as a boy and using watercolors to paint them.  Starting in 1988, I began getting Instruction in oil painting from a local artist and have studied and painted on and off to the present time.  I use oil paints because it allows me to mix and blend to produce strong colors with light and shadows”.

 

 

“Majestic Sky” by Don Sarka

 

 

 

He goes on to say, “My love of nature and its magnificent creations, causes a spiritual change in me.  The many photos taken give me inspiration to paint a particular picture. We have vacationed in many states and national parks and I have become a critical photographer, capturing the beauty and splendor of nature. I paint my version of what I see and interpret it on to canvas.  I use pictures as an idea of what I want to paint and then come up with my interpretation or theme.  I am a landscape architect and the principles of design have helped me in painting with form, texture and color”.

 

 

 

 

 

“Purple” by Don Sarka

 

 

Mary Anne tells The Rickie Report, ” My enthusiasm for painting started many years ago. Since then I have taken many classes with fantastic painting professionals and it has given me the opportunity to work on composition, perspective, colors, texture, lights and dark’s.  I paint in the traditional and representational format and my paintings can be hung practically anywhere.  I prefer acrylic. My paintings vary between landscapes, seascapes, animals, birds and flowers. I love it when I get lost in the painting process. When I stand back during this time to look at my painting, I am happily surprised and delighted”.

 

 

 

 

“Florida Wetlands” by Mary Anne Sarka

 

 

She continues, “I frequent art galleries and have a collection of wonderful painting books that give me fantastic information, guidance and inspiration. Painting opened up a whole new world for me, and has given me an awareness and ability to be creative and paint using my imagination and feelings. I have taken thousands of photographs that I use as a reference when painting”.

 

 

Award winning artists, Don and Mary Anne are members of the Delray Art League which is a juried league and exhibited in most of their events, including The Crest Theater, the Delray Affair, Delray Beach City Hall, Old School Square, Veterans Park, Coral Springs Museum of Art, Armory Art Center, Arts Garage. They have previously exhibited at the Lake Worth Art League Gallery and Arts Arena Garage (Delray Beach).

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

“Waves and Palm Trees” by Mary Anne Sarka

 

 

Generous with their time and artworks, they have donated to the local community through fundraisers, art auctions, and painted a 6’ x 20’ mural by their clubhouse pool.  They have four married children and nine grandchildren and one great child on the way. They both tell The Rickie Report, “During our family times, we are seldom without our cameras to capture family photos, scenery and nature that’s around us. Painting is one of our favorite things that we do together”.

 

 

 

 

 For more information about this exhibit or other works of art, please Call or Text Mary Anne Sarka at 561-310-5620  or  e-mail at

maryannesarka@gmail.com 

 paintingsdm@gmail.com 

 Etsy.com: PaintingByDandMSarka 

 www.paintingbydandmsarka.com 

 

 

 

 

 

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17019 SW Sapri Way   Port St. Lucie, FL 34986

Armory Art Center Offers Summer Camp For Grades 1 Through 12 And Summer Art Academy For Career-Minded High School Students

The “Summer Art Experience” at the Armory Art Center is filled with fun and creativity for grades 1 through 12. Innovative weekly themes include drawing, painting, sculpture, jewelry, fashion, ceramics, and printmaking. Teens can discover the latest developments in 3-D printing technology with the Armory’s new 3D jewelry and ceramics printers. Activities take place June 5 through August 4th. The Armory Summer Art Experience includes public receptions showing artwork created during each session and field trips. For high schoolers wanting to make their careers in art, check out the “Summer Art Academy”. The Rickie Report shares the details and urges you to sign up before spaces are filled!

 

 

 

 

811 Park Place    West Palm Beach, FL 33401
561-832-1776     armoryart.org

 

 

 

 

 

 

Activities include:
• A week filled with high-quality art education
• Immersion in various creative techniques for diverse interests and skill building
• Excursions to local venues
• Public art show receptions in June and August

 

 

Registering online, by phone, or walk-in is quick and easy.

• Payment in full is required at the time of registration. Some weeks fill quickly—don’t delay!
• Register for as many weeks as you like.
• A $20 discount per week is provided for multiple enrollments within the immediate family or for one camper over multiple weeks.
• Membership is not required to attend Summer Art Experience.
• By purchasing a Youth or Family Membership, Summer Art Experience students will receive a 10% discount on all 8-week studio art classes during the year of their membership.
• Extended childcare in the morning and afternoon is available for an additional fee.

– Tuition assistance may be available upon approval of the financial assistance application found on our website at http://www.armoryart.org/scholarship.

– Tuition includes all art materials and one camp T-shirt.

– Students bring a lunch, two snacks, and beverages.

REFUND POLICY: Tuition is refundable up to five business days prior to the start of your camp week minus 10% of tuition for cancellation. Please note that there is no refund for a student dismissed from camp due to behavior which endangers or disrupts camp activities.  

 

Most instructors have a master’s degree in art and/or education and all have had a background check. Our camp leaders are skilled in working with youth in the arts. We look forward to providing a safe and enriching environment for your child.

 

 

JUMPSTART Grades 1 – 2
& ADVENTURES IN ART Grades 3 – 5

$235 per week*
*Weeks 2 and 6 will have field trips and have an additional fee of $23 per camper.

WEEK 1 June 5th-9th Hola Summer – Art of Latin America

WEEK 2 June 12th-16th Da Vinci to Degas* – The Human Figure & Portraits

WEEK 3 June 19th-23rd Abstract Expressionism – Celebrating Our Independence

WEEK 4 June 26th-30th Nature as Art – Bugs, Birds, & Botanicals All Around

Friday, June 30 4:30-6:30 pm Mid-Summer Exhibition & Reception
WEEK 5 July 10th-14th Pop Art with a POW! – Superhero Stories

WEEK 6 July 17th-21st Stargazers* – Van Gogh & Beyond

WEEK 7 July 24th-28th Medieval Myths & Art -Tales of Knights & Dragons

WEEK 8 July 31st- Aug 4th Exploring African Art – A Safari of Culture & Wildlife

Friday, Aug. 4th   4:30-6:30 pm Good Bye to Summer Exhibition

 

 

DAILY SCHEDULE FOR GRADES 1-5

9:00 – 10:30 am Early morning workshops
10:30 – 10:45 am Snack
10:45 am – 12:15 pm Mid-morning workshops
12:15 – 1:15 pm Lunch and recess
1:15 – 2:45 pm Mid-afternoon workshops
2:45 – 3:00 pm Snack
3:00 – 4:30 pm Late afternoon workshops

 

ROCKIN’ ART WORKSHOPS Grades 6 – 12

$285 per week
Age groups are divided according to weekly enrollment.

WEEK 1 June 5th–9th

Graffiti
OR
Cartooning
OR
Sculpture: Book Art

 

WEEK 2 June 12th-16th

Painting
OR
Digital and Video
OR
Fashion Accessories: Bead and Seed Weaving OR
Ceramics: Wheel Throwing and 3D Printing

 

WEEK 3 June 19th-23rd

Digital Photography
OR
Fashion: Upcycle
OR
Jewelry and 3D Printing
OR
Sculpture: Turn a Room Into Art

 

WEEK 4 June 26th-30th

Photoshop Fun With Your Photos
OR
Printmaking and Journaling
OR
Ceramics: Hand building and Raku

Friday, June 30th  4:30-6:30 pm Mid-Summer Exhibition & Reception

 

WEEK 5 July 10th-14th

Painting
OR
Photo Transfer Techniques: Cyanotype
OR
Soft Sculpture

 

WEEK 6 July 17th-21st

Digital Anime and Your Art
OR
Ceramics: Handbuilding and 3D Printing
OR
Jewelry and 3D Printing

 

WEEK 7 July 24th-28th

Digital Photography
OR
Printmaking: Block Prints and Pattern
OR
Ceramics: Glazing and Color

 

WEEK 8 July 31 – Aug 4th

Street Art
OR
Sculpture: Objects Big and Small
OR
Ceramics: Wheel Throwing and 3D Printing

Friday, Aug 4th  4:30-6:30 pm Good Bye to Summer Exhibition

 

When registering for Summer Art Academy, receive a 10% discount toward any of the Summer Art Experience classes.

(Summer Art Academy is designed for rising juniors and rising seniors who are career-minded students of the visual arts)

 

Preparing for College Scholarships?

Summer Art Academy was developed to help advanced students prepare for college scholarship opportunities and propel career-minded students of the visual arts. Two classes were developed with the guidance of visual art teachers from Bak Middle School of the Arts and Dreyfoos School of the Arts.

Looking for a scholarship to art school?
PRE-COLLEGE PORTFOLIO
REVIEW WORKSHOP
for Incoming Juniors

A student portfolio is a vital part of admission and scholarship decisions. This week-long workshop will assist students in the thoughtful selection and arrangement of pre-existing artwork. The instructor will make recommendations for work that needs to be added for the best outcome.
Emphasis will be placed on:
• Work process
• Technical and analytical skills
• Aesthetics
• Time management

Be prepared for the portfolio review
and admission process:
DAY 1: Introduce Yourself – As an artist, student, and visionary
Day 2: Critical Thinking – Is your portfolio complete?
Day 3: Digital Portfolio – How to clean up and post your work
Day 4: The Magical Order – What goes first, last, and in between
Day 5: Mock portfolio review session

Instructor: Amber Tutwiler

Amber is an instructor of sculpture at FAU. She attended Dreyfoos School of the Arts for Visual Art, Massachusetts College of Art and Design, and received her MFA from Florida Atlantic University
for Mixed Media.

Workshops are offered two times:
Monday through Friday | 10:30 am – 3:30 pm
Register for June 5-9, 2017
OR
Register for July 17-21, 2017
Tuition per workshop: $200

Be one step ahead…
INTENSIVE DRAWING & SCULPTURE WORKSHOP
for Incoming Freshmen

Rising freshmen in art school need to strengthen their two-dimensional and three-dimensional
skill sets. In this workshop young students will:
• Navigate drawing (2D) and sculpture (3D) as a powerful way to express how the artist sees
the world.
Explore drawing and sculpture materials and tools.
• Create using both imagined situations and observable nuances of the human figure and the
environment.
Sculpture……..10:30 am – 12:30 pm
Learn about volume, mass, and structure while building with clay.
Lunch and break 12:30 – 1:30 pm
Drawing……..1:30 – 3:30 pm

A focus will be on observational drawing such as perspective in interiors, the structure of the human body, and scale in a still life.

Sculpture Instructor: Joshua Davis

Joshua studied illustration at the Savannah College of Art and Design where he earned his BFA. At Florida University he earned his MFA with an emphasis in painting and industrial and mechanical design.

Drawing Instructor: Vishan Seenath

Vishan is a graduate of Dreyfoos School of the Arts and earned a BA in studio art at FSU. He attended West Dean College in the UK, where he earned an MFA in painting and drawing from the University of Sussex.

Workshops are offered two times:
Monday through Friday | 10:30 am – 3:30 pm
Register June 5-9, 2017
OR
Register July 17-21, 2017
Tuition per workshop: $200

When registering for these workshops, receive a 10% discount toward any of the Summer Art Experience studio classes, including 3D printing, digital design, ceramics, glass, fashion, and jewelry. armoryart.org/youthartcamps

For more information about these activities, classes, workshops or events for children or adults at the Armory Art Center:

armoryart.org

561.832.1776

 

 

 

 

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17019 SW Sapri Way   Port St. Lucie, FL 34986

Delray Art League Announces 2016 Fall Schedule Of Original, Fine Art Exhibits And More

The Delray Art League offers art lovers many opportunities to enjoy and purchase a variety of original art, including paintings, sculpture, photography and more.  All events are Free and Open to the Public.  For artists interested in networking, this is a worthwhile organization.  The Rickie Report shares the details and some sneak peeks.  Don’t miss the Discount Coupon from Hand’s Art Supplies, which is available for use by everyone.

 

 

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“ARTISTS  IN  THE  PARK”

2016  FALL  SCHEDULE

 

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Delray Art League “Artists in the Park” Fine Art Exhibitions

Outdoor Show Schedule: 10:00 AM – 4:30 PM

Oct. 29 & 30           Old School Square

Nov. 05 & 06          Old School Square

Nov. 12 & 13            Veterans Park

Nov. 19 & 20            Veterans Park

Nov. 26 & 27           Veterans Park

 

Award winning Artists offer a variety of original art, sculpture, photography and more. A portion of all sales are donated to an Art Education Fund to promote the development of the visual arts in the community.

For additional information or to sign up for our mailing list, please visit:

www.delrayartleague.com

 

DELRAY ART LEAGUE

MILAGRO CENTER EXHIBIT

 

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Now thru October 21st

At Milagro Center

695 Auburn Ave, Delray Beach, Florida

Hours: Monday – Friday, 8:00am to 5:00pm

Admission is free

 

 

 

DELRAY ART LEAGUE

ABSTRACT EXHIBIT

 

 

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By Gary Resnick

 

 

Now thru October 31st

At Greater Delray Beach Chamber of Commerce

140 NE 1st Street
Delray Beach, Florida
Hours: Monday – Friday, 8:00am to 5:00pm

Admission is free

 

DELRAY ART LEAGUE

VISUAL ARTS OF DELRAY EXHIBIT

 

 

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By Deb LaFogg Docherty

 

 

October 3rd thru November 26th

At The Gallery at the Arts Garage

94 NE 2nd Ave, Delray Beach, FL 33444
Monday, October 3rd, 2016 to Saturday November 26th, 2016

Hours: Monday – Friday, 10:00am to 6:00pm & Saturday afternoons

Admission is free

Open House:

Wednesday, October 5th    5- 8PM

DELRAY ART LEAGUE

AUTUMN SHOWCASE EXHIBIT

 

 

October 21st – December 2nd

At Delray Beach City Hall Gallery

100 NW First Avenue
Delray Beach, Florida
Hours: Monday – Friday, 8:00am to 5:00pm

Admission is free.

DAL MEMBERS AROUND TOWN

 

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By Robert Birkenes

 

Bob Birkenes is having a solo exhibit for his latest series, “Fantasies in Space” October 8 through November 5, 2016 at the Cultural Council of Palm Beach County 601 Lake Avenue Lake Worth, FL 33460

Reed Dixon will be exhibiting at “Gallery One” in Naples starting late Sept or Oct.

Linda Fleischman is on exhibit at the BluePrint Gallery at Milagro Center at 695 Auburn Avenue, Delray Beach.

Deborah LaFogg Docherty’s “Flying Tiger” of Everglades National Park, FL has been accepted into The Nation’s Most Spectacular National Parks Exhibit opening to the public on August 27th and continue through December 31st, 2016.

Joe Marcou will have about 15 paintings in a solo show from October 1 through December in the Whole Foods Gallery on state Road 7 in Wellington.

Karen Zuk Rosenblatt‘s oil paintings, Meowjongg and Kinship were juried into the Artist’s Guild current show on Exhibit through October 29 and Meowjongg took a 3rd Place Award. 512 East Atlantic Avenue, Delray Beach www.KarenZukRosenblatt.com

Vicki Siegel will be exhibiting work in “Selections from the Armory Art Center” at the at the Cultural Council of Palm Beach County 601 Lake Ave., Lake Worth, August 26 through October 29. You can see her work online at www.vickisiegelart.com as well.

 

 

Join us:

CATEGORIES FOR MEMBERSHIP:

 Exhibiting Member $40.00 annually
 Family members (exhibiting} $50.00 annually
 Friend membership (non-exhibiting) $20.00 annually

To become a Delray Art League exhibiting member, you must submit three pieces of your original artwork at one of our monthly general meetings. Artwork should be presented to the Jurying Committee between 6:15 and 6:30 p.m. before the start of the General Meeting at 7:00 p.m. Next meeting is scheduled for October 10th, 2016.

Accepted Artwork: 2 D and 3 D Visual Art

Not Accepted: Crafts or commercially reproduced artwork (except fine art photography/digital). Decision is subject to the discretion of the Jurying Committee, with final determination by the Board of Directors.

Art should be signed by the artist and ready for hanging. Art done on paper should be matted and framed with Plexiglas (no glass). Canvas must be framed or gallery wrapped (no staples showing) with sides painted.

 

 

Like us on Facebook:

https://www.facebook.com/Delrayartleague/

For additional information visit us at:

www.delrayartleague.com

Thank you to our Sponsor:

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The Rickie Report

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Toni Willey Current Whole Foods Market Artist In Wellington

Wellington Art Society member Toni Willey is the current featured solo artist at Whole Foods Market Wellington Café. A Public Reception will be held at and hosted by the Whole Foods Market Wellington Staff on Friday, August 26, 2016. Delicious appetizers and wine will be served along with live music and door prizes. The Art Society asks a $5 donation which will go to their Scholarship Fund. It will be a lovely reception for the artist and friends and a great way to start the weekend! Toni is a highly accomplished artist and will be showing her series of endangered species entitled “The Vanishing”.  The Exhibit is open now.  The Rickie Report shares some sneak peeks and urges you to stop by – art does sell at Whole Foods! Some art patrons have already made purchases!

 

 

 

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WELLINGTON ART SOCIETY

Presents

A SOLO EXHIBITION

by

TONI  WILLEY

PUBLIC RECEPTION:

Friday, August 26th

6:30 – 8:00 pm

Whole Foods Market Cafe

2635 SR7 Wellington, FL

561.904.4000

$5. Covers Music, Wine, Food and Donation to WAS Scholarship Fund

Exhibit Is Available At This Time

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Toni Willey began drawing at an early age but her exceptional talent surfaced when she began painting. Her teachers said she painted the way Mozart played music; it just rolled off her fingers. After high school she received a National Scholastic Award of Merit from the St. Louis Art Museum. She attended Art Institute and Foundation classes at Washington University and St. Louis University, where she studied all the fine art disciplines. Her painting style is photo realistic and semi abstract done in acrylics, mixed media and watercolor.

 

 

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In addition to her “The Vanishing” series she has another series defining feminine power entitled “Ancient and Mystical Women”.  Toni began showing her work on the South Florida Art Show Circuit in 1990 while acting as Business Administrator for the Ambassador Galleries on Worth Avenue in Palm Beach. She has working commissions from collectors all over the world and her prints sell internationally on FineArtAmerica.com. She has been highly successful with her local solo exhibits.

 

 

 

Wellington  Art  Society

The Wellington Art Society is a non-profit charitable organization in its 34th 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 more information visit WellingtonArtSociety.org

 

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Rickie Leiter, Publisher

The Rickie Report

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561-537-0291

“Art Wars” At Southern Railway Taphouse Fuses Fun, Art And Altruism With Live, Interactive Painting Competition

Join the American Cancer Society for an innovative event that fuses art and altruism into one fun evening on Thursday, July 28th. Enjoy food, drink, and live music all while supporting charity and your local economy. ART WARS is a live, interactive painting competition where six established South Florida artists battle for the ultimate title of “Jedi Art Master”. Each artist will have three hours to complete a painting using the materials of their choice. The audience will cast their vote for their favorite.  The paintings will be auctioned off and 75% of the proceeds will be donated to the American Cancer Society. Admission is a minimum $5 donation at the door to benefit the American Cancer Society. The Rickie Report shares the details and introduces the artists:  Hazel Griffiths, Mayling Pao, Nicole Gallucio, Michael Kupillas, Emmanuel Gonzales and Luis Valle.

 

 

 

 

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“ART  WARS”   ARTISTS:

 

 

Hazel Griffiths
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“Gemini” by Hazel Griffiths

 

 

Hazel is a professional artist specializing in a unique mixed media style using encaustic wax, oil, acrylic and metal leaf, the reflected light of which adds a mystical element to the surface of her paintings. She often uses natural fiber with wax to create interesting textures and surfaces.  “I love to use texture in my work as to me it lends gravity, anchoring into a dimension that is real, placing it in this world while simultaneously being in the realm of fantasy, which is my own form of magical realism. Also the textures I use, mirror the structures I see in nature, which have always been the source of inspiration at the core of my creativity”.
“Do not feel lonely, the entire universe is inside you” – Rumi.

 

 

Mayling Pao
www.ixtstudio.com
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Instagram@ixtstudio

 

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“Yellow Orchids” by Mayling Pao

 

 

 

 

 

Mayling Pao was born in Matagalpa, Nicaragua. Raised in Miami, she attended art schools from an early age. She graduated from New World School of the Arts high school and received her BFA from the Kansas City Art Institute. With an extensive background in the arts, Pao has explored various art disciplines including painting, ceramics, sculpture, photography, mixed media and commercial art. Her fine art has been exhibited in galleries and festivals in Miami, West Palm Beach, FL and Kansas City, MO. When she is not painting/sculpting in her studio based out of West Palm Beach, she enjoys teaching art to inspire creativity in children and homeschooling her own three small artists.

 

 

 

 

 

Nicole Gallucio
www.nicolegalluccioart.com
Instagram: @nicolegalluccioart
Twitter: @nicolegalluccio

 

 

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“Grey Reboot” by Nicole Gallucio

 

“Inspiration for my mixed media floral pieces is predominantly from an impetus to utilize color theory as an emotional catalyst; to calm, to evoke joy, to be a visual antidepressant. Imagery inspired from nature as well as from vintage fabrics, 60’s mod fashion and style, comic and street art spun into heavily exaggerated boldly colorful illustrative works”.

 

 

“Early on in my quest to determine my path in the art world, I needed to find better ways to hone my personal style and create depth and contrast to my more flat illustrative works. During my art education experience, I dabbled in using different media including paper and adding texture to my work this way. As time went on, I wanted to utilize the definitive contrast of a black and white background against the vibrant colors used in my paintings. I have always been fascinated with the outrageous headlines in tabloid magazines and felt what better use of the exploitation of celebrity, Americas obsession with it, and contrast it against something beautiful in nature vs. something garish and absurd yet commonplace in our culture; Something beautiful, vibrant and inviting vs. something somewhat dark and absurd at times, which we are drawn to as a culture. Along the way, I started including headlines and wording that struck me in positive ways or exemplified the experience and my emotions as related to that experience. This continues to change and reflect the times of my life and influences upon me within different series”.

 

“I continue to experiment with the black and white paper collage against the bright colored paintings within my work as a means to convey the emotion. I feel I have solidified this technique, and in the manner used, as signature to my work and recognizable as mine. How I incorporate this may change in the future as I gravitate toward new series with different life experiences. I am expanding my use of imagery from other sources, including old children books, wallpapers, vintage Life Magazines, and anything that intrigues me as I will always find a way to incorporate it within a piece befitting”.

 

 

 

 

 

 

Michael Kupillas
mikerqp2011@gmail.com

 

 

 

 

“My artwork is about feelings and emotions. Although I paint and draw many subjects: people, landscapes, architecture, still life, and abstract – I try to evoke a feeling or a memory of an emotion through color and form. A painting becomes a journey of perspective and tension as you travel down the visual pathways I create. Details emerge, and forms and shadows coalesce into the place where imagination lives. That’s what I try to make. I am a resident artist @ Boynton Beach Art District, and former Owner of Village Studio Gallery of Delray Beach. Available for showings and studio tours by appointment”.

 

 

 

Emmanuel Gonzales
www.emmanuelart.com
www.facebook.com/artbyemmanuel

 

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“Dilapidated” by Emmanuel Gonzales

 

Emmanuel Gonzales has had a strong presence in the in the south Florida art scene since his graduation from Palm Beach Atlantic College in 2001. He has a bold and edgy style fusing together collage, pencil, pastel and oils to create strong imagery that consistently makes a statement. His work has been seen in various juried shows and galleries in Palm Beach County and Orlando. Most recently he has displayed at the Voight Gallery on Palm Beach Island, OSGS Gallery in Northwood, and currently has opened his own working studio gallery in West Palm Beach appropriately called “Above Ground.”

 
The pop-up show “Continuum” in downtown West Palm Beach displayed a variety of his paintings during Art Palm Beach in 2014. Most notably, his “Keys to the Cities” piano project entitled “Waiting in Vain” graced passersby with impromptu concerts in downtown Lake Worth. Emmanuel Also participated in Orlando’s “Rock the Box” where he was selected to paint a newspaper box for the Orlando weekly. “Art Synergy” a subdivision of Art Synergy selected one of Emmanuel’s works to be displayed during the prestigious art exhibit. Most recently, Emmanuel was honored by being commissioned to paint Florida State Senator Marco Rubio’s portrait to grace his Washington office.

 

 

Luis Valle
http://www.luisvalleart.com
instagram: @el_chan_guri

 

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“Tree Of knowledge Seduces Peacock” by Luis Vale

 

 

“My work reflects my obsession and influence with the ancient past, spirituality, the super-natural and the divine. I am a local artist originally from Managua, Nicaragua. Being displaced from my homeland at a young age has caused me to reflect on my native cultures’ heritage and history. Some influences come from the actual region while others have been absorbed by other indigenous cultures and world traditions. Borrowing elements from surrealism, aboriginal, pre-Colombian and shamanistic indigenous societies I paint images conveying the world as moving fluid energy. My work is a contemporary approach of creating images to touch the soul. I am a strong believer that spirituality has been lost in the mix of commercialism, trends and fashion in art”.

 

 

“My goal is to make art that not only looks good to the eye and fits your home but also touches a part of you where words just can’t describe. I work in various mediums from canvases, largescale murals, the female body and video. Through the various mediums the act of creation is a process where I attempt to transmit my images through divine inspiration. Angelic spirit guides, power animals, nature and the subconscious mind are all aspects that can be found in my work. Recently my focus has been painting large-scale murals where the community and passerby’s can appreciate what I do. I have found that creating art in the streets gives me a certain satisfaction that the galleries and institutions can’t provide. The effect that my work has on others is greatly magnified when it is put out in the open for the world to see”.

 

For more information:

https://www.facebook.com/events/1117295351661456/?ti=cl

 

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

GG Gonzalez Is Featured Wellington Art Society Artist At Whole Foods

The Wellington Art Society will hold a reception for the newest Whole Food artist, GG Gonzalez on Friday, April 29th, 2016 at the Whole Foods Gallery in Wellington. Whole Foods will host the evening with delicious canapés, wine and live music. The Art Society asks for a donation of $5 which will go to the Scholarship Fund. It will be a lovely reception for the artist and friends and a great way to start the weekend! The Rickie Report shares the details and some sneak peeks.  The exhibit is available now!

 

 

 

 

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WELLINGTON ART SOCIETY

Presents

A SOLO EXHIBITION

by

GG Gonzalez

PUBLIC RECEPTION:

Friday, April 29th

6:30 – 8:00 pm

 

 

 

 

Whole Foods Market Cafe

2635 SR7 Wellington, FL

561.904.4000

 

 

$5. Covers Music, Wine, Food and Donation to WAS Scholarship Fund

Exhibit Is Available At This Time

 

 

 

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GG Gonzalez is an accomplished local photographer who has been interested in photography since she was seven years old and received her first camera from her mother, a five dollar 110 film one bought at a yard sale. For years she photographed all of her family and friends’ activities, creating a cherished window to the past.

 

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“Canopy Way” by GG Gonzalez

 

 

 

 

As an adult she was able to take advantage of the advances in digital technology and was finally able to leave the corporate world and devote all her time to her passion, photography. She is largely self taught except for a few classes at Palm Beach Photography Center and keeps up with technology by reading everything she can about photography.

 

 

 

 

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“Phantom” by GG Gonzalez

 

 

 

GG loves to travel and has taken working vacations in Africa, Asia and India, collecting a treasure trove of images. Many of these focus on wildlife and the natural world. She is able to share her experiences and emotional connection with nature through her “Travel Gallery”, compiled while visiting some of the world’s most picturesque locations. For viewers it is like taking a personal journey to faraway places.

 

 

 

 

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“La Playa” by GG Gonzalez

 

 

GG has donated her photography to several non-profit organizations such as ADVA and Cancer Awareness, Leukemia and Lymphoma Society, Peggy Adams, Woman of the Year and many others. Photography is both a passion and an art. GG states, “I hope my diverse collection both inspires and further develops everyone’s love for life and the arts”.

 

 

 

 

The Wellington Art Society is a non-profit charitable organization in its 34th 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 more information visit:

WellingtonArtSociety.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

Artist, Maria P. Martin (Azucena), Is Featured Artist At Whole Foods In Wellington

The Wellington Art Society will hold a Public Reception for internationally acclaimed  and published artist, Maria P.Martin (professional name Azucena) on Friday, February 19th, 2016 at the Whole Foods Gallery in Wellington. Whole Foods will host the evening with delicious canapés, wine and live music. The Art Society asks for a donation of $5 which goes to the Scholarship Fund. It will be a lovely reception for the artist and friends and a great way to start the weekend!  The Rickie Report shares the details and reminds you that this exhibit is available now.  Food shop, art shop!

 

 

 

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WELLINGTON ART SOCIETY

Presents

A SOLO EXHIBITION

by

MARIA P. MARTIN

PUBLIC RECEPTION:

Friday, February 19th

6:30 – 8:00 pm

Whole Foods Market Cafe

2635 SR7 Wellington, FL

561.904.4000

$5. Covers Music, Wine, Food and Donation to WAS Scholarship Fund

Exhibit Is Available At This Time

 

 

 

 

Maria tells The Rickie Report, “I started painting early in life, using first oil as a way of expression, followed by acrylic and mixed media. My academic formation has been completed with many workshops. I use brushes and sometimes the knife. My style, once classic and realistic has been much influenced by impressionism. In my constant evolution, abstract and expressionism have opened a new horizon and they are now part of my creative path”.

 

 

 

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“Those Shells Are Awesome!” by Maria P. Martin

 

 

 

 

“Nature has always been a source of inspiration, which since my childhood has brought me much joy. It’s limitless forms, colours, sizes, textures and changing lights, inspire and thrill me. Born in Spain I have shared my life between that country, Canada and the U.S. and this has very much influenced my work. Sometimes I add the human shape in movement. Subject variety is important to my creative soul and botanicals add color to my palette. I want to transmit the joy I feel in my creations and I invite the follower to use his imagination to share with me this sensation of harmony and beauty, produced by art”.

 

 

 

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“Garden Glory” by Maria P. Martin

 

 

 

Born in Madrid, Spain, Maria studied Fine Arts and foreign languages and started painting at fifteen. In Canada since 1966, she has completed courses in Fashion Design, Jewelry making and Interior Design. She has also worked in the fashion industry and successfully created a jewelry design and manufacturing company. Her creations have been distributed across Canada and the United States and her work has been often mentioned in specialized, as well as in popular magazines.

 

 

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“It’s Quiet Up There” by Maria P. Martin

 

 

 

 

Since 1991, Maria has concentrated her efforts and creativity in the fine painting discipline (oil, acrylic and mixed media), following additional Fine Arts courses at the reputable School “Mission Renaissance”, attending different workshops, as well as walking an autodidactic venue.

 

 

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“Hold Me Tight!” by Maria P. Martin

 

 

 

A classic and realistic artist by formation, Maria is influenced by impressionism, using the brush as well as the spatula. She likes variety and abstract is part of her world now. Her love for nature is reflected in her work, where different shapes, textures and light are her sources of inspiration, trying to capture the feeling created by a particular moment in time and space. Her life is shared between Canada, Spain and the United States, which, no doubt influences her work. Her art has been commented upon and published in newspapers and magazines. She has been part of numerous exhibitions, Solo and Group. Honourable mention and a member of various associations, her paintings are found in England, Spain, Canada and the United States. Several of her works are reproduced and distributed by Ëditions Bégin of Québec.

 

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“Caribbean Lights” by Maria P. Martin

 

 

 

 

For more information about Maria’s artwork please contact her at (561) 649 7648 or (561) 236 9671 or azucenamar@hotmail.ca

www.azucenamar.com

 

The Wellington Art Society is a non-profit charitable organization in its 34th 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 more information visit: WellingtonArtSociety.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

Ilene Gruber Adams Mixed Media Paintings And Photography Will Be In Several Area Exhibits

Ilene Gruber Adams is a professional artist working in both mixed media painting and in photography. Her paintings are a mixture of various mediums including photo transfers, plaster, gold leaf and thread. Her photos show bold, bright colors, pushing the limits on saturation and manipulating reality.  This season, Ilene’s work can be seen throughout the County at: Town of Jupiter Art Gallery (January 8th), Art Synergy/ArtPalmBeach (January 17th- 24th), Continuum (January 20th-30th) and Wayne Akers /Fordistas Gallery  (Through February 28th).  The Rickie Report shares the details and some sneak peeks.  

 

 

 

 

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Ilene tells The Rickie Report, “I work in both mixed media and photography, each with a different focus. In my paintings, I use old family and vintage images creating stories that evoke a feeling of nostalgia. I like to take an isolated image and although it is separate, see how it relates to the whole. My photography looks at nature but through an eye that sees intensified color and transforms the ordinary into the sublime, often in a painterly style that leaves the viewer wondering if it is a painting or a photograph.

 

 

 

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“Sky Interrupted” by Ilene Adams

 

 

 

The artists that influenced her the most are Robert Rauschenberg and Maxfield Parish. Rauschenberg’s influence is apparent the paintings. They evoke a feeling of nostalgia or of imaginary places.  Her photographs on the other hand, deal mostly with nature, but nature through an intense filter. Images are put under a microscope and colors are heightened. Ordinary images are enhanced to create painterly new images that leave the viewer wondering if they are paintings or photographs? Abstract or realistic?”

 

 

 

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“Water” by Ilene Adams

 

Ilene has been working on two new series which are being previewed this season: “Sky Interrupted” and “Water”. “Sky Interrupted” is based on views of the sky punctuated by various manmade structures. “Water” looks at various forms of water, whether ocean, lake, puddle or marsh, and seeing it as a beautiful and precious resource transformed into abstract jewel tone colors. Both deal with our relationship to our environment and how by manipulating the colors, bring attention to what we take for granted.

 

 

 

This season, Ilene’s work can be seen throughout the County.

These are a few of the upcoming shows :

Town of Jupiter Art Gallery 

January 8 – February 28th

 

Jupiter Community Center at 200 Military Trail, Jupiter.
Hours: Monday – Friday, 8:30 AM – 9:00 PM; Saturday, 8:30 AM – 4:30 PM

https://www.jupiter.fl.us/art

 

 

 

Continuum

January 20th  -30th

30 Clematis Street, West Palm Beach

Hours and Events Vary, please check website:

http://continuumwpb.blogspot.com/p/event-calendar.html

 

 

 

Art Synergy/Art Palm Beach

 Palm Beach Convention Center

January 17th- 24th

650 Okeechobee Blvd., West Palm Beach, Florida 33401

 

http://artsynergypbc.com/

 

 

Wayne Akers /Fordistas Gallery Lake Worth

 Through February 28

2000 10th Ave N   Lake Worth, FL
(561) 582-4444

http://fordistas.com/contact-us/

 

 

Ilene has over 35 years professional experience in various businesses in the art field. She studied graphic design at Tyler School of Art, Temple University and continued to study printmaking and fine art at Tyler School of Art in Rome.  Ilene worked in New York City in advertising, illustration and fabric design. She then worked in the corporate world as owner/CEO of a multi-million dollar national broadcast marketing company located in Boston and later in New Jersey. She brings a wealth of information and creativity to her work. Moving to Florida 12 years ago, Ilene continued her marketing company, The Marketing Works, bringing her marketing and design talents to small businesses, non-profits and artists. She focused her energy and skills on the creation of wonderful, warm environments for homes and businesses from New York to Miami.

 

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“Remember Me” by Ilene Adams

 

 

 

Ilene also offers a seminar “The Art of Marketing Your Art”, with Rickie Leiter, publisher of the Rickie Report and art consultant, that gives valuable insights and working knowledge of how to market and promote your art as a business. The seminars are offered throughout the County in conjunction with several galleries.

 

 

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“Part Of The Whole Copy” by Ilene Adams

 

An award winning artist, Ilene has been featured in many design magazines both in the New York metropolitan area and the Palm Beaches. Ilene has also worked in the non-profit art world bringing her marketing talents and creativity to an art center in West Palm Beach and working to advance art and artists in the community. She is currently working on several community art projects to bring art to the public as a Board member of ArtSynergy.

 

 

Ilene’s artwork is included in corporate and private collections, including Palms West Hospital, St Mary’s Hospital, TD Bank – Miami; Montrose Estate and Stable – Wellington; Jewish Community Center – Wellington; Jewish Community Center – Boynton Beach; Med Express Urgent Centers – 6 locations in South Florida; Dermatology Center of the Palm Beaches -Lake Worth, FL; Boca Raton Skin & Laser Center; Pediatric Oncology Wing – Palms West Hospital; Interior Decisions – Florham Park, NJ; Children First Health Facility – Brooklyn, New York; Morristown Jewish Center – Morristown, NJ; Mercury Car Dealership – South Jersey;  Innovative Interiors – Towaco, NJ; Valerie Matthews Design – Boynton Township, NJ; Ann Dlugash Interiors – Westfield, NJ and City of West Palm Beach Cultural Alliance.  Ilene is available for commissions.

 

 

 

 

Ilene’ s involvement in the community’s art scene has made quite an impact. She has served as a member of organization boards, including Wellington Art Society, Artists of Palm Beach County, the Cultural Affairs Committee for West Palm Beach, Jonathan Dickinson State Park and Furry Friends.

 

 

 

Ilene served as a judge at Artigas, is a member of International Decorative Artisans League (IDAL),  Lighthouse ArtCenter Artists Guild, Cultural Council of Palm Beach County and continues to be an active board member of Art Synergy/Art Palm Beach. Ilene lives in Jupiter with her husband Norm, and spends much of her time at the beach and practicing yoga. She has two daughters, Kayla and Rachel.

 

 

For More Information:

561.346.0172
www.IleneAdamsInc.com
www.IleneAdamsFineArt.com
www.linkedin.com/in/ileneadams
“like” my Facebook Page!!

 

 

 

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

“Down The Rabbit Hole” Showcases Imagination And Fantasy At Clay Glass Metal Stone Gallery

Clay Glass Metal Stone Gallery creates a Magical, Fantastical Family Wonderland with “Down The Rabbit Hole” inside the gallery from mid-December through the New Year. Beginning December 18th, Step through a huge Rabbit Hole into a land of wonder, filled with well known creatures, as well as those who have just emerged from the Magical Minds of gallery artists Vandy and Sara. Parents, grandparents and children can hunt through this land for tokens to keep; tokens that will transport them into an alternate universe. This event is free to the public with lots of free parking.  The Rickie Report shares the details and some sneak peeks.  

 

 

 

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PRESENTS:

“Down The Rabbit Hole”

Featuring:

Vandy and Sara

Opening Reception:

Friday, December 18th  6 – 10 pm

Exhibit runs through January 6th

Gallery Hours:

 Sunday thru Tuesday: 10AM-5PM Wednesday thru Saturday: 10AM-10PM

Gallery Openings are the 1st and 3rd Friday of each month from 6-9 PM with many special events in-between

 

15 South J Street  Lake Worth, FL
(215)205-9441

 

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Gallery owner, Joyce Brown tells The Rickie Report, “Rather than try to compete with all of the holiday commercialism going on all around, Clay Glass Metal Stone Gallery has decided to create a space in the gallery for families to come to visit that will be fun, stoke the imagination and allow them to share fantasy through interaction with the arts. “Down the Rabbit Hole” is our way of thanking the community and friends for their kindness,  support, and passing the arts on to our next generations”.

 

 

 

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“The Rabbit Hole Grows Cold” by Vandy

 

Are you looking for a Tea Party? There may be one, if you take the right path. Artists throughout the gallery will be contributing to the Majik of this event with many big and little surprises. As always, there will be foods and beverages befitting the event; mouthwatering enough to tickle your palate.

 

 

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“Apkalu” by Vandy

 

 

 

 Clay Glass Metal Stone Gallery is located at 15 South J Street in Downtown Lake Worth. Call ahead if you are bringing a group.

 

 

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“Along Came A Spider” by Vandy

 

 
Alice had no idea what she birthed when she took a header down that rabbit hole. She inspired hundreds of artists to run with the images she conjured up through her ramblings in Wonderland. Vandy and Sara explore areas of this land never before seen; the nooks and crannies of a land far beyond where Alice’s travels took her. Giant birds’ nests, alien critters, “Drink Me” vials and “Eat Me’ plates will be present.

 

 

 

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“Universe” by Vandy

Vandy, a leading Folk Artist for decades, has gained recognition for her Papier Mache works, whimsical and colorful. Collectors say they rival the finest works found in New York Galleries. In past lives, she air-brushed motorcycles, painted (and still paints) finely rendered renditions of her imagination, and has been part of a life sized puppetry ensemble. With commissioned works through the gallery, to sales, of her already Majikal creations, Vandy has long been recognized as a leader in the South Florida Avant Garde arts cadre. 

 

 

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“Crystal Ball Cat” by Vandy

 

 

 

Vandy tells The Rickie Report, “My common thread is color and light. I work with all mediums and styles. I‘ve been creating since my earliest days. I have shown in galleries in the three County area and done commission work for private collections in eight states.  There is nothing I won’t paint… walls, furniture, plants..even the cats if they hold still long enough. I create art that has practical uses as well as being decorative. Evoking emotion with color is my definition of art”.

 

 

 

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“Nest” created by Sara McLennand will be human-sized

Sara McLennand has gained fame as a fine arts quilter with photographs of her works published in prominent art books and magazines. Her love for the natural realm has long inspired creations of large, encaustic coated, frond and seed tableaus, and mixed media paintings. Her largest pieces now hang in the homes of prominent collectors. Teaming with Vandy on this Majikal journey, Sara will be producing an number of enormous natural works; ones that could ONLY be found around the entrance of the Rabbit Hole.

 

 

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“Three Seeds” by Sara McLennand

 

 

 

Sara tells The Rickie Report, “The inspiration for my work is all around me, and within me. The foundation for this body of work is recycled from nature, and usually reflective of the beauty and elegance of women. These graceful shapes cast a seductive message inviting the viewer to look a little closer; and stop for a minute; get to know me”.

 

 

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“Flat Top” by Sara McLennand

“Plant material is gathered, manipulated, dried and coated with encaustic medium, a mixture of beeswax and Damar resin. The plant material is paired with elements of photography, wire, text, found objects and occasionally pieces of children’s art. The encaustic medium adds another dimension to the existing shapes and rich colors in the plant material, giving it leather-like appearance and smoothness. I love the way it coats and pools on the piece. The found objects add a bit of fun or commentary”, Sara explains.  The pieces in this body of work vary in size from 5 inches square to over 4 feet in height. The largest works are also 18” deep.

 

 

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“Milkweed” by Sara McLennand

 
Sara’s background is filled with a passion for fiber and textiles. As a previous quilt artist, her work has been published, included in the Library of Congress, and won awards from the American Quilters Society, and Land’s End.  She tells us, “I am currently exploring encaustic wax and mixed media, and the endless possibilities. Although I will always have a love & connection for plant material, future works will also explore elements of photography and manipulation with encaustic”.

 

 

 

 

 

For additional information contact Joyce Brown, Joyce@Flamingoclaystudio.org

ClayGlassMetalStone Cooperative Gallery is sponsored by the Flamingo Clay Studio, a non-profit arts organization whose mission is to provide affordable studio and gallery space for three-dimensional artists.

The Gallery is located at 15 South J Street in downtown Lake Worth.

 

The Studio is located at 216 South F Street with studio opportunities and workspace for 3-D Artists

Call Joyce Brown-215-205-9441 or email: JCLay6@aol.com Gallery phone: 561-588-8344 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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

Cornell Museum Of Art Opens An Exciting New Exhibition, “eXXpectations” With Internationally, Nationally Acclaimed Artists

The Delray Beach Center for the Arts announces a provocative new exhibit at the Cornell Museum of Art, opening October 29th. “eXXpectations” is a group show of contemporary art created by 18 women who defy expectations.  The public is welcome to view the artwork, which has been shown in galleries and museums worldwide. The Rickie Report shares details, sneak peeks about this exhibit plus information about the FIRST FRIDAY ART WALK on Nov. 6th.

 

 

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561-243-7922
51 N. Swinton Ave.   Delray Beach, FL 33444

 

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Presents:

 

 

 

“eXXpectations”

 

Opening Celebration

Thursday, October 29th

6:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m.

 

 

 

 

Museum hours:

Tuesday-Sunday, 10 a.m.-4:30 p.m.

 

Admission is a suggested $5 donation

 

Exhibit Runs October 29, 2015-January 3, 2016

 

Join In The First Friday

Art Walk

 

Mark your calendar for First Friday Art Walk on November 6th, 6 to 9 p.m. It’s an open house for all the galleries in downtown Delray Beach. Start your evening at the Cornell Museum of Art!

 

 

 

The public is welcome to the Opening Celebration on Thursday, October 29th from 6:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. Exhibit dates are October 29, 2015-January 3, 2016. Museum hours are Tuesday-Sunday, 10 a.m.-4:30 p.m. Admission is a suggested $5 donation. The museum is located on the campus of Delray Beach Center for the Arts at Old School Square, 51 N. Swinton Avenue in downtown Delray Beach. Follow the Cornell Museum of Art on Twitter and Instagram, @DBCornellMuseum. Follow Delray Center for the Arts on Facebook.com/DBCenterForArts and Twitter/@DBCenterForArts.

 

 

 

 

 

 

Artistically Speaking

One gallery will be dedicated to Artistically Speaking, a major exhibition project being produced by Florida Atlantic University’s Jupiter Library Gallery. This is a travelling show, with the first stop at the Cornell Museum, with larger versions of the show being exhibited in two locations in Miami during 2016-2017, respectively.

 

 

 

The project was initiated by visual artists Diane Arrieta (the art and science outreach coordinator for FAU libraries) and Jacqueline Kern (Adjunct art faculty at Palm Beach State College) who wish to explore the following:

1) How psychological and emotional phenomena can influence the outcome of production, self-promotion, and self-reflection of women artists.
2) How women artists perceive their connections to the world.
3) How the study of women artists as a profession can influence or compare to the study of other professions.
4) The understanding of women artists and their identities: how their creative processes in the contemporary art and technological world enhance their value as artists and their place in the world.

Select women artists from all levels and disciplines were hand-picked to have a conversation on film about their own personal journey as a creative and what struggles and triumphs they have encountered along their paths of living as a creative.  Each artist will also be exhibiting their artwork. Participating artists include T J Ahearn, Francie Bishop Good, Carol Jazzar, Alette Simmons-Jimenez, Leah Brown, Tina La Porta, Raheleh Filsoofi, Giannina Coppiano Dwin, Diane Arrieta (aka Birds are Nice), Jacqueline Kern, Dana Donaty, Adrienne Rose Gionta and Sibel Kocabasi.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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”Manicure,” C-print by Marilyn Minter

 

 

 

About the eXXpectations artists:

 

 

TRACEY ADAMS As a musician and a conductor who received her Master’s degree from the New England Conservatory of Music, the work that Tracey Adams creates is inspired by her experiences with music.  Adams was drawn to both art and music since the age of three, and these creative inclinations were supported by her parents, themselves art lovers.  While studying for her Master’s, Adams was also studying painting at the School of the Museum of Fine Arts in Boston.  Adams quotes jazz musician Charlie Haden on her online statement page: “The artist’s job is to bring beauty into a conflicted world.”  Her work reflects this quote accurately; her works expresses a form of serenity, and strives to show an internal calm, an environment that she wants to externalize.  Adams has had solo shows at the Monterey Museum of Art, the Fresno Museum of Art, and the Santa Cruz Museum of Art and History.  She exhibited at the Andy Warhol Museum in Medzilaborce, Slovak Republic in 2003.  She was also recently awarded a 2015 Pollock-Krasner Foundation Grant.  Her work is included in collections at the Bakersfield Art Museum, the Crocker Museum, the Hunterdon Art Museum, the Monterey Museum of Art, the Fresno Art Museum, the Tucson Art Museum, and the Santa Barbara Museum of Art.

 

 

 

 

HELEN BAYLY has said that her creative process starts with a concept or a question, and then the visual aspects stem from various thoughts and ideas based on her environment, depending on anything ranging from her conversations to how much sleep she is getting. She wants her work to have meaning not only for herself, but also for her audience.  Bayly studied painting at the San Francisco Art Institute from 2001-2004.  She has been included in several exhibitions, including Flower Pepper Gallery, La Luz de Jesus Gallery, art works downtown, and Project One.

 

 

 

 

 

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”Red White & Blue,” Helen Bayly

 

 

MADELINE DENARO describes herself as a process artist: Her art is secondary to the process, as that is what the work evolves from. Her creations are sensory, requiring the audience to feel and not necessarily to interpret. Denaro is from the Bronx and currently resides and works in Fort Lauderdale. She studied at the South Florida Art Institute, and she travelled extensively through Europe.  She was particularly inspired by art in Germany, one of her main influences being German artist Joseph Beuys.  She has exhibited her work in New York, Atlanta, Germany, and throughout South Florida.

 

 

 

HOLLY FARRELL is a self-taught artist who has been painting professionally since 1995.  Her work is influenced by her experiences of growing up in northern Ontario and of small town life.  Farrell says that her work is driven by nostalgia, showing the connections we all have to the subjects in her paintings. Farrell has exhibited in Canada, the USA, and Japan.  Her paintings are in collections both private and corporate throughout North America, Europe, and Japan.

 

 

 

 

HAYLEY GABVERLAGE’S three word description of her art reads: “Contemporary.  Humorous.  Slightly Southern.” Originally from Alabama, Gabverlage attended SCAD in Savannah, and she currently resides and works in New Orleans. Her work is inspired by the people, neighborhoods, and experiences in New Orleans.  Gabverlage contemporizes the outdated. She has a distinct color palette, and gravitates towards turquoise blues, mint greens, and muted tones. Her work is inspiring, and possesses a whimsical spirit.

 

 

 

 

 

 
ISABELLE GARBANI’S current work, “Love and Death: Archiving the 21st Century”, takes the digital communications from emails and social media sites and seeks to chronicle them in a tangible form.  The lace technique she uses to thread together Facebook posts, Tweets, and texts is reminiscent of a computer using complex operations to lace together the same information. The lace she uses is recycled plastic shopping bags, as she feels that plastic is the material that best represents our culture.  Originally from France, Garbani came to the USA as a young woman ready to realize her artistic passion.  She received her MFA in sculpture from the New York Academy of Art in 2004. She currently resides in Brooklyn.

 

 

 

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“Studio XXIV,” oil on canvas by Peri Schwartz

 

 

 

JAMIE KIRKLAND is a prominent abstract landscape artist, who lives and works in Santa Fe, New Mexico. Her work creates a calm, meditative, reflective mood. The color palettes she uses have been known to be described as “quiet” and “harmonious.” Though she now resides in Santa Fe, she once lived in Crestone, Colorado, which is one of the quietest places on earth. Kirkland strives to channel the memory of this calm and quiet place into her work.  Kirkland’s paintings have been shown by several prominent arts organizations, including the Utah Arts Council; the Museum of Fine Arts in Santa Fe; and the Pensacola Museum of Fine Art. In 2007, she was invited to become a member of the National Association of Women Artists, which was founded in 1889 and is the oldest professional women’s fine art organization in the US. Her work hangs in many prominent public, corporate, and private collections throughout the United States.

 

 

 

 

MIRA LEHR uses nontraditional media for her nature-based imagery, such as resin, gunpowder, fire, Japanese paper, and more. As a young female artist in the ‘50s and ‘60s, Lehr was at the forefront of abstract expressionism and also helped mobilize the female voice in cities such as Miami, where she co-founded the first women’s co-op in the southeast. A New York native, Lehr serves as mentor and collaborator to young artists. She teaches master classes with the National Young Arts Foundation, and she has been the artist in residence at the Bascom Summer Programs.  Lehr’s solo and group exhibitions number over 300. These include the Bass Museum of Art, the Miami Art Museum, the New Museum, the Smithsonian Museum of American Art, and American Embassies around the world.

 

 

 

 

ASHLEY LONGSHORE has said that her art is representative of the world as she sees it, and she has been recognized as “a modern Andy Warhol.”  Her art focuses on American consumerism, pop culture, and Hollywood glamour. Longshore’s work often takes a satirical approach, using fashion icons as the means to make a statement. Her client base includes Blake Lively, Salma Hayek, and Penelope Cruz. Her gallery, Longshore Studio Gallery, is located on Magazine Street in New Orleans. She has exhibited in the US and Europe, and has been featured in such magazines as Elle, Forbes, Vogue, Marie Claire Belgium, Elle Décor Belgium, Vie Magazine, SPUR, Hollywood Reporter, and Matchbook Magazine.

 

 

 

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“Why is Life a Free Fall,” mixed media on panel by Jane Maxwell

 

 

CHERYL MAEDER uses her camera “as an instrument to convey the world through painterly eyes.”  Through her photography, she shows that what is clear and in focus is actually only one’s perception.  Her study of photography began while she was living in Switzerland, and upon her return to the US, she opened a studio in San Francisco.  Maeder has worked as a national fine art and advertising photographer, and she has shot campaigns for a number of clients, including Sony, AT&T, Visa, Calvin Klein, and Marriott Hotels.  Her work inspired the Dove Campaign on Real Women, Real Beauty, which has been shown worldwide.

 

 

 

 

 
KAREN MAINENTI says that her art “wrestles with the definition of femininity, unrealized dreams, and impossible ideals – both childish and adult.” Her Color Me Beautiful series is no exception: From cheeky oil paintings that express sentiments such as “Gentlemen Prefer Pink” to graphite drawings of certain beauty products showing the sad yet humorous absurdities involved in marketing, Mainenti’s art has a real sense of humor that struggles with feminine identity.  Mainenti has been included in numerous group exhibitions throughout New York City, as well as solo exhibitions.  For 10 years she was the Creative Director at Martha Stewart Living, and she currently is the Creative Director for Alene Candles in New York City.

 

 

 

 

 

JANE MANUS is an internationally renowned sculptor, who characterizes herself as a Constructivist-turned-Minimalist. Creating abstract sculptures, Manus decided early in her career to work exclusively with aluminum.  In her works, she explores symmetry, balance, and form through carefully positioned geometric shapes, often squares and rectangles, and linear forms. At once industrial and organic, the hard angles and highly finished surfaces of her pieces are softened by references to the human body and nature.  Manus has been exhibited in both group and solo shows around the US, and her work resides in numerous public collections across the US as well.

 

 

 

 

JANE MAXWELL is a mixed media artist from Boston, Massachusetts. Her work focuses largely on women, body image, and the feminine ideal.  Maxwell has a passion for vintage materials, modern fashion, and design, as well as a fascination of pop culture and female icons. She creates deeply layered collages, with female figures surrounded by choice images and words that harbor themes of perfection and feminine beauty. Maxwell’s work has been exhibited in New York City, San Francisco, Napa Valley, Newport, RI, London, and at Miami Art Fairs.  Her work has been collected by buyers worldwide. She has been a guest lecturer on the topic of body image and art at Wellesley College, Stonehill College, and the New England Art Institute.

 

 

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”Barbie,” acrylic & oil on Masonite by Holly Farrell

 

 

 

MARILYN MINTER is a painter and photographer whose hyperrealistic paintings and richly-colored photographs feature uncomfortably close-up views of the human body, covered in beads, glitter, or pearls.  Her work examines the concepts of “glamour” and “beauty”, with many of these bordering a pornographic edge. Her work is sexy, intriguing, and erotic, and seemingly asks the audience to challenge societal definitions of beauty and femininity.  Minter’s work has been exhibited all around the world, including at the Whitney Biennial, Art Basel, and the San Francisco Museum of Modern Art.  Her video “Green Pink Caviar” was exhibited in the lobby of MoMa for a year, and excerpts were used by Madonna in her opening performance on the Sticky & Sweet tour. Minter currently lives and works in New York City.

 

 

 

 

EKATERINA PANIKANOVA transforms vintage books into provoking works of art, by painting meticulously beautiful watercolors directly onto the pages of these antiquated volumes. Viewers become transfixed by these works of art.  Ekaterina studied at the School of the Art of the State Hermitage Museum in St. Petersburg. Her works has been exhibited in the Russian Union of Artists, at the Academy of Fine Arts, in St. Petersburg and Moscow.  She was born in St. Petersburg, Russia in 1975. She currently lives and works in Rome.

 

 

 

 

MARGARET ROLEKE boldly states “I create politically aware work.” This statement speaks to her creations; with the use of children’s toys, Roleke creates pieces that include themes of consumerism, gender, and war. Using toy soldiers, Barbie Dolls, and other various children’s toys, Roleke’s work comments on the disorder of the world, and questions what belongs to girls, as opposed to what belongs to boys.  Roleke’s work has been exhibited throughout the US in group and solo exhibits. Her travels in Europe, Asia, Central America, and South America have influenced her practice, as well as her three year stay in London.

 

 

 

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”Letting Go,” flashe & acrylic with cold wax, Brenda Zappitell

PERI SCHWARTZ creates self-portraits, still life images and studio interiors that focus on composition, color, light and space. Schwartz prefers to work directly from life, and the objects in her studio, as well as the studio itself, become the subjects of her works. She uses painting, drawing, and monotype prints, and has said that each time she returns to one, she feels as though she is rediscovering it.  Schwartz has said that she strives for balance between representation and abstraction in her work.  In order to do so, she uses a grid technique, which she learned in the basics of composition. Her grids extend beyond the canvas or paper and onto the walls, tables, and books in her studio, thus turning the space into a real-life grid with intervals on the walls and in the painting. Schwartz studied at Boston University’s School of Fine Arts and received her MFA at Queen’s College.  Her work is collected in both the US and Europe.  She currently lives and works in New Rochelle, NY.

 

 

 

 

 

BRENDA ZAPPITELL is an abstract artist who states that she “creates abstract expressionist works not only born out of intuition but also serendipitously influenced by nature and life experiences.” A mostly self-taught artist, Zappitell didn’t realize that she wanted to create until she was 25. After spending time in an art gallery in Mexico in 1990, she realized her passion and was inspired to create. Zappitell’s work is inspired by life and by nature. The choices she makes artistically come to her naturally, and it isn’t until a work is finished that she reflects upon where these choices came from.  In this way, much of her art is in the discovery of the work, with the creation of her intention coming during the process, not before. Thus, her work is intuitive.  Zappitell’s work is in both private and public collections, including the Boca Museum of Art and St. Regis Hotel, NYC. She currently lives and has her studio in Delray Beach, Florida.

 

 

 

This project is sponsored in part by the City of Delray Beach, the Delray Beach Community Redevelopment Agency, the Palm Beach County Tourist Development Council and the State of Florida through the Florida Department of State, Division of Cultural Affairs, and the Florida Council on Arts and Culture.

 

 

About Delray Beach Center for the Arts:

 

Delray Beach Center for the Arts offers “a total arts experience™” through events, theater, exhibits and learning opportunities. Celebrating 25 years of arts excellence, the historic campus includes the intimate Crest Theatre (in the restored 1925 Delray High School building) the Cornell Museum of Art (in the 1913 Delray Elementary building), and the Vintage Gymnasium (c. 1925). The Pavilion, which opened in 2002, hosts outdoor concerts and festivals. The School of Creative Arts (located on the second floor of the Crest Theatre) offers art, photography, writing and performance classes. The Center also serves as a venue for community, corporate, private and media events. For information on performances, exhibits, classes or facility rentals, call 561-243-7922 or visit DelrayArts.org.

 

 

 

 

 

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