Wellington Art Society Offers Two Free Events: Pop-Up Gallery Exhibit And Monthly Meeting With Featured Speaker Rolando Chang Barrero

The Wellington Art Society offers two free events!  Stop by the Pop-Up Gallery in Live Studio 360 in The Mall at Wellington Green from March 6-8, 2020. A reception with refreshments will be held on March 7.  On Wednesday, March 11, Rolando Chang Barrero will be the featured speaker at the monthly meeting at the Wellington Community Center.  The public is welcome to these free eventsMeet and greet will be followed by a member spotlight and a brief meeting. Rolando’s presentation will be the highlight of the meeting followed by an art raffle. The Rickie Report shares the details and some sneak peeks.  Check out WAS – it offers fabulous artist networking opportunities.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

WELLINGTON  ART  SOCIETY

 POP-UP   ART   GALLERY

Meet The Artists Reception:

Saturday, March 7

6 – 8 pm

Live Studio 360 in The Mall at Wellington Green

Exhibit runs March 6-8, 2020.

 

 

 

 

 

The Wellington Art Society will have a Pop-Up Gallery in Live Studio 360 in The Mall at Wellington Green from March 6-8, 2020. The artists feature original works with exceptional creativity, diverse mediums and innovative techniques. There will be artist demonstrations throughout the two days and evenings.  A People’s Choice Award will be presented at the conclusion of the exhibit. One of the highlights will be the display of twelve large panels with artwork from local elementary, middle school and high school students with the theme of “Freedom”. A donation was given to each school and the art work and awards were chosen by the Great Charity Challenge Sponsors. The Wellington Art Society served as judges for the art work. A reception with refreshments and open to the public will be held on March 7 from 6-8 PM.  

 

Over 75 pieces of original art by 28 artists will be will be featured in this exhibit:

Heather Bergstrom,  Stan Greenfield,  Maria Martin,   Susan Bilheimer, 

Diane Hodges , Charles Moses,  Natalia Bodre, Laura Jaffe,  Susan Oakes

Myrna Bransburg,   Abbe Kalman,  Leslie Pfeiffer,  Lara Chapman   

Carolina King, Rebecca Profitt, Gail Erickson,  Vivian Koppelman  

Suzanne Redmond,  Del Foxton, Erica Kyle, Lois Spatz,  Abbey Funk                       

Rachel Laub, Geraldine Weinert,  Irma Galindo, Joseph Marcou 

Jean Williard, Norman Gitzen

 

 

This is a wonderful exhibit to enjoy and also buy original art.  Many artists also have prints of their work for sale.  Come and enjoy!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Public Is Invited To Wellington Art Society Meeting

 

Wednesday,  March 11, 2020

 

6:30 pm

 

Wellington  Community  Center

 

12150 Forest Hill Blvd.   Wellington, FL

 

 

FEATURING:

ROLANDO  CHANG  BARRERO

 

All events open to members and non-members

 

 

Portrait of Rolando Chang Barrero by Yunet Holmes

 

The Wellington Art Society will present a demonstration/discussion by well known local artist and entrepreneur Rolando Chang Barrero at their March 11, 2020 meeting.  The meeting will be held at the Wellington Community Center located on Forest Hill Boulevard just south of City Hall.  Meet and greet begins at 6:30 PM followed by a member spotlight and a brief meeting.  The evening will conclude with Rolando’s presentation and an art raffle.

 

 

“School Supplies for the New Generation” Installation Art by Rolando Chang Barrero

 

 

Rolando began his art career with a Bachelor of Fine Arts from the Art Institute of Chicago where he also received many honors and a coveted Ryerson Traveling Fellowship.  He is an experimental media artist, a visionary, a cultural leader and well known for his “Social Justice” art film.  He moved to Miami Beach in 1980, doing odd jobs but eventually working for Ted Lapidus in Bal Harbor, later relocating to Beverly Hills, CA working for Torie Steele on Rodeo Drive. He eventually moved back to Miami Beach, working with lifelong mentors and opening an art studio.  On the move again he went to Chicago working in the Pilsen Art District doing internships at numerous galleries.

 

Thanks to the Ryerson Fellowship, Rolando was able to visit Cuba with fellow Cuban artists in 1990.  His experience there opened his eyes to exploring the rich art and unique cultures of other countries.  When his money ran out he returned to South Beach and set up an art studio once again.  He began curating exhibitions as Interim Galleries Director for Miami-Dade College system.  Soon he was able to travel and continue exploring cultures and art in Europe, Asia and South America.  

 

 

 

 

 

 

Rolando underwent treatment for brain cancer for many dark years until he was finally able to return to work just before he moved to Palm Beach County in 2010.  He has established himself as a cultural art leader, founding the Boynton Beach Arts District, co-founder of Art Synergy, the Florida Arts Association, host and founder of Hola Palm Beach the first bilingual art and culture television show in the area. He is the recipient of the Congressional Letter of Commendation and Proclamation for Cultural Leadership.  He serves as curator of The Box Gallery and Compass having received the Best Gallery of 2018 award from the South Florida Gay News.  In the past he has served as Curator/Director of several galleries and currently curates at the Box Gallery in West Palm Beach.  Rolando was recently named as a MUSE Award recipient from the Cultural Council Of Palm Beach County, a prestigious recognition.  

 

For more information about Rolando:

The Box Gallery  811 Belvedere Road   West Palm Beach, Florida 33405

Palm Beach Fine Art Collections     http://palmbeachfineartcollections.theboxgallery.info/

www.TheBoxGallery.Info

Read our blog:  http://palmbeachfineartgallery.blogspot.com/

 

 

 

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

For further information please visit wellingtonartsociety.org

 

 

 

 

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Art Fusion Pop Up Gallery In Grand Court At Mall At Wellington Green Features Wellington Art Society Exhibit And Live Demonstrations

The Wellington Art Society will sponsor an Art Fusion Pop Up Gallery at the Live 360 Studio in the Grand Court at the Mall at Wellington Green from October 4 – 6, 2019.  There will be live demonstrations and over 70 works of art in the exhibit.  Everyone is invited to the Reception on October 5!  The Rickie Report shares the details and a few sneak peeks.  This promises to be a fun exhibit for everyone! 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 Wellington    Art    Society

Sponsors

 

 

Art Fusion Pop Up Gallery

 

 

at  Live 360 Studio in the Grand Court

Mall at Wellington Green

 

 

Public reception:

 

 

Saturday, October 5

 6:30 – 9 PM

 

 

A $5 donation is requested for the Wellington Art Society Scholarship Fund

 

 

Viewing hours:

 

 

 Friday and Saturday, October 4 and 5  

10 AM – 9 PM

 

 

Sunday,  October 6  

11 AM  –  3 PM

 

 

 

Exhibit and Demonstrations run October 4-6, 2019

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

The following artists will be represented:

Brigitte Balbinot

Joseph Marcou

Lara Chapman

Charles Moses

Hildegard Donavan

Leslie Pfeiffer

Lynn Doyal

Candace Platz

Gail Erikson

Suzanne Redmond

Norman Gitzen

Ernesto Rodriguez

Cynthia Hockaden

Vasantha Siva

Laura Jaffe

Rochelle Snyder

Robin Kasten

Lois Spatz

Carolina King

Raymonde Talleyrand

Erica Kyle

Jean Williard

Rachel Laub    

 

 

 

 

 

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

For further information please visit wellingtonartsociety.org

 

 

 

 

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

Rickie Leiter, Publisher

Rickie@therickiereport.com   561-537-0291

17019 SW Sapri Way   Port St. Lucie, FL 34986

 

 

 

 

Ocean Festival at Lighthouse ArtCenter: Meet Justin Riney, Open Ceramic Studio, Family Fun Event

Justin Riney, Founder of Mother Ocean, will be at the Lighthouse ArtCenter on Sunday, May 26th!  Justin will share his adventures of circumnavigating Florida by paddle board.  In addition, there will be Open Ceramic Studio, Raku Firing,  An Ocean-themed art exhibit, Art Contest for Children, Interactive Mural Painting, Refreshments, Raffles and Music!  The Rickie Report will see you there!

 

 

 Lighthouse ArtCenter

Presents

Mother Ocean Festival, featuring Justin Riney

Mark the Arrival of Expedition Florida 500 in Tequesta

Florida Artists celebrate ocean-themed art

 

Sunday, May 26, 2013  11:30 am – 2:30 pm

 

Lighthouse ArtCenter School of Art

395 Seabrook Drive, Tequesta

Free admission

 

Justin at Pavilion photo by

Justin at Pavilion (photo by Constance Mier)

The Lighthouse ArtCenter will be presenting an ocean-themed festival on Sunday, May 26, from 11:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. This community celebration for all ages will feature an art contest for children, open ceramic studio, interactive mural painting, raku firing, raffle, music and refreshments.

 

Justin Riney, founder of Mother Ocean, will share the tales of his adventure of circumnavigating Florida on a standup paddleboard. He will be arriving in Tequesta on Day 147 of his 365-day journey. Riney will present a slide show about Mother Ocean’s Expedition Florida 500 (“XF500”) at 1 p.m., followed by a question, discussion, photo opportunity and autograph signing.

 

The children’s art contest will be judged at 2 p.m. The grand prize winner receives a 1 week scholarship at the Lighthouse ArtCenter’s 42nd Annual Summer Enrichment ArtCamp. Raffle drawing for a one-of-a-kind raku-fired Florida inspired pottery created in the Lighthouse ArtCenter’s kiln will be at 2:30 p.m.

 

An invitational exhibition at the Lighthouse ArtCenter Museum, Gallery & School of Art showcases ocean- and water-inspired art created by Florida artists. The works of art highlight humanity’s deep connection to waterways in Florida, and will celebrate the arrival of Justin Riney to Tequesta.

Justin Riney

Justin Riney (Photo by Jackson Berger)

 

A signature event of VIVA Florida 500, XF500 is a modern-day exploration of Florida’s coastlines and aquatic ecosystem, as seen through the eyes of waterman Justin Riney. As founder of Mother Ocean, a non-profit foundation, Riney is “creating, inspiring and empowering ocean advocates worldwide.”

 

As Riney explores Florida on a standup paddleboard, he focuses attention around the state on environmental challenges within coastal communities, as well as honoring the local history and culture.

 

As Floridians, our lives are deeply connected to the water. It’s our need for healthy oceans for our livelihoods, recreation and inspiration that makes XF500 such a powerful project. “It is our passion that leads to action, and the desire to protect what we love and believe in,” says Riney. Follow his journey at www.facebook.com/XF500.

 

The Mother Ocean Invitational Exhibit will be spotlight select pieces in various media, including paintings by Gerri Aurre, Julie Silk Beaumont, Jackson Berger, Judith Boland-Caruso, Tony Cisek, Gwen Eyeington, Duane Hatfield, Ashton Howard, Jack Keough, Deborah Lawrence, Ted Matz, Deborah Neuhaus, Lisa Leffler Riney, Manon Sander, Randall Scott, Roseanne Williams. Also included will be mixed media works by Judy Flescher, Debbie Mostel, Paul Slater and David Willison. Photographers include Tony Arruza (surfboard art), Malcolm MacKenzie, Melinda Moore, Greg Panas, Ruth Petzold and Barry Seidman. Norman Gitzen’s famous mermaid sculpture, “The Siren,” will grace the School of Art’s front yard.

 

Justin Riney

Justin Riney (Photo by Billy King Kraus)

Justin Riney’s original Mother Ocean Tahoe standup paddleboard, which he rode from Pensacola to Key West, will be on display. The 14-foot custom paddleboard carried more than 130 pounds of gear, and shows the wear and tear of hundreds of miles of rough passage. The board features an original painting of a whale’s tale by famed ocean artist Wyland.

 

Justin and Wyland, Islamorada

Justin and Wyland, Islamorada

Children and adults will be inspired by the ocean art on display, as well as informed about Riney’s environmentally focused adventure.

 

Following the festivities at the Lighthouse ArtCenter, there will be a group paddle on kayaks and paddleboards. The public is invited to join Riney on the water, leaving from Tequesta at 3:30, and arriving at Guanabanas Restaurant, 960 A1A, Jupiter, for an early evening reception. Call Cynthia Trone regarding launch details (561) 629-3765.

 

The Lighthouse ArtCenter Museum, Gallery & School of Art, a member-supported nonprofit 501(c)(3) organization, provides visual and performing arts for the community through unique collections, engaging exhibitions and cultural programs, a dynamic School of Art and diverse outreach activities.   Lighthouse ArtCenter School of Art, 395 Seabrook Drive, Tequesta, Fla, 33469. (561) 748-8737. www.lighthousearts.org.

 

 

 

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