Lighthouse ArtCenter Hosts Openings For Radical Jewelry Makeover And Best Of Clubs Exhibits March 19

The 8 week long Radical Jewelry Makeover Project will culminate in an exhibition and sale of wearable creations from March 19 – April  24, 2020 at the Lighthouse ArtCenter.  Project partners include the Armory Art Center, Resource Depot, and professional jewelers from the regional community.  Enjoy the Third Thursday Opening Reception, which includes “Best Of The Clubs” Exhibition on Thursday, March 19! The Rickie Report shares the details and some sneak peeks.

 

 

 

Monday – Friday: 10 am – 4 pm   Saturday:  10 – 2

Regular Admission:   No charge for members, nonmembers $5

First Saturday of the month is free and open to the public

JOIN     US

3rd   Thursday   Opening   Reception

Best of the Clubs Art Exhibition

&


Radical Jewelry Makeover!

Thursday, March 19, 2020

5:30 – 7:30 pm

 

Radical Jewelry Makeover Exhibition:

The Radical Jewelry Makeover project culminates in an exhibition and sale of these wearable creations displayed at the Lighthouse ArtCenter Gallery from March 19 – April 24, 2020.

Best of the Clubs Art Exhibition:

Exhibit runs March 19-29, 2020

This exhibition is generously sponsored by Peacock + Lewis Architects and Planners, LLC  ​

 

 

Radical    Jewelry    Makeover!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Those tangled chains, unmatched earrings and banged up bracelets sitting at the bottom of jewelry boxes around the South Florida area are exactly what jewelry artists participating in ​Radical Jewelry Makeover – South Florida ​want to get their creative hands on. Last Fall, RJM – South Florida had a call for donations of broken, unwanted, lost pieces of jewelry and the community definitely responded! They received 115 donations of jewelry for the students and artists to use as their raw materials for the made-over jewelry pieces that will be on display at the LAC gallery beginning March 19, 2020. Sales benefit student scholarships and the Ethical Metalsmiths’ efforts to educate and connect people with responsibly sourced materials.

 

 

RJM draws attention to the creativity and skills of local jewelry designers, reveals the stories behind their personal collections and encourages re-consideration of their habits of consumption. Currently, materials used in jewelry production are sourced from some of the poorest countries in the world, sacred lands and disputed territories. Often this sourcing comes at a great cost to the environment. At the Lighthouse ArtCenter in Tequesta, RJM brings together volunteer “miners,” who dig out and donate their old jewelry, with volunteer jewelers and students, working together as refiners and designers to collaborate on an exhibition of re-made jewelry.

 

 

 

 

Erica Bello Heishi Bead Cameo

 

 

 

Did you know Titanium is mined in the State of Florida? Heavy minerals like Titanium have been mined in Florida since 1916.  Titanium can be found in the sand of many of the beaches that line our State and is used for a variety of things from paint and makeup to helicopters and spacecraft.  Today, the EPA estimates that hard rock mining is the most toxic industry in the United States. Additionally, Earthworks reports that an estimated 70% of the gold mined each year is used for jewelry, and that a single gold ring leaves more than 20 tons of mine waste.  Ethical Metalsmiths, an artist run non-profit organization seeks to galvanize mining reform efforts by staging an “alternative supply chain” and worked with the Lighthouse ArtCenter with the Armory Art Center and Resource Depot to bring their successful project, Radical Jewelry Makeover ​​to South Florida.

 

 

 

About Ethical Metalsmiths  is a non-profit organization whose mission is to encourage social change that values jewelry made with ethically sourced materials. They do this by educating people about irresponsible mining, promoting transparency in jewelry supply chains and highlighting the collective efforts of jewelers actively changing their practices. ​Ethical Metalsmiths’ vision is a world in which people can create and enjoy jewelry made with materials from responsible sources that protect and sustain the earth, its peoples and cultures.​​www.EthicalMetalsmiths.org

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Best of the Clubs Art Exhibition

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Best of the Clubs 2019  by Carol Ellis  PGA  “Basking in Corfu”

 

 

Lighthouse ArtCenter presents the return of the Best of the Clubs Art Exhibition. This exciting installation showcases accomplished residents from many of our private communities from Palm Beach to Stuart.  These talented artists show their most current original art in a setting that cultivates cross-pollination of ideas, techniques, and creativity in our vibrant community.  It is a collection of diverse media which provide a well-crafted exhibition – sure to be one of the cultural highlights of the season.

www.LighthouseArts.org/Best-of-the-Clubs.html

 

Participating communities Include:

 

 

BallenIsles

Eastpointe Country Club

Frenchman’s Creek

Ibis Photography Club    

Ibis Country Club

Jonathan’s Landing Golf Club

Jupiter Hills Country Club

Loblolly

Lost Tree Village

The Loxahatchee Club

Mariner Sands Country Club

Mirasol

Old Marsh Country Club

PGA National Members’ Club

Turtle Creek

 

 

Best of the Clubs 2019   by   Judith Bettandorf   Mariner Sands   “Savannas”

 

 

 

 

 

The Lighthouse ArtCenter, a 501c(3) not-for-profit, was founded in 1964 by eight artists and Christopher Norton, son of the founders of the Norton Museum of Art in West Palm Beach. In the last 56 years it has grown to include a gallery, school of art, gift shop, and art supply store. Supported by memberships, sponsors, and grants, the ArtCenter now serves over 20,000 guests, 2,500 students, 45 faculty members, 500 summer ArtCampers and a comprehensive outreach program to benefit underserved and disabled residents in the community.

 

Lighthouse ArtCenter Gallery, 373 Tequesta Drive, Tequesta, Florida  33469

(561) 746-3201

Monday – Friday 10 am – 4 pm Saturday 10 am – 2 pm

Lighthouse ArtCenter School of Art and Art Supply Store, 395 Seabrook Road, Tequesta, Florida 33469

(561)748-8737 

Monday – Friday 9 am – 5 pm Saturday 9 am – 4 pm 

www.LighthouseArts.org

 

 

 

 

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Boca Artists’ Guild Represents South Florida’s Finest Painters, Sculptors, Photographers And Jewelry Artists. Enjoy Free Admission, Parking At Opening Reception On May 3

The Artists’ Guild of the Boca Museum of Art invites the public to visit their new gallery on Friday, May 3 and meet the artists!  The Guild represents some of South Florida’s finest painters, sculptors, photographers, and jewelry artists!  Browse the carefully juried and curated exhibits and find the perfect artwork for your home or office!  The Rickie Report shares the details here, including more about joining the Guild. Please note: The Guild’s Gallery has moved from Delray Beach to Boca Raton!

 

 

 

 

2910 N. Federal Hwy   Boca Raton, FL 33431  (In Elegance Plaza)

bocamuseum.org       guild@bocamuseum.org

Gallery Hours:  TUE – SAT: 10AM – 6PM      SUN: 1 – 5PM

561.278.7877

 

 

 

 

ARTISTS   GUILD   GALLERY   OPENING   RECEPTION

 

 

FRIDAY,   MAY   3

 

 

 6:00 – 8:00  PM

 

Free admission & Parking      

Open to the Public

 

 

2910 N. Federal Hwy   Boca Raton, FL 33431  

(In Elegance Plaza)

 

 

 

 

 

The Artists Guild is an auxiliary of the Boca Raton Museum of Art and was established in its current form in 1984 by the Board of Trustees of the Boca Raton Museum of Art. The Guild comprises hundreds of members, many of whom exhibit at the Artists Guild Gallery on Federal Highway in Boca Raton, FL.

 

 

Steve Nash tells The Rickie Report, “We very much encourage your participation in the Artists Guild. Our organization is vibrant and growing because of the interest and excitement of our members. It is not necessary to participate in the Artists Guild Gallery in Boca Raton to be an active member of our Guild. We have many exciting exhibition venues beyond the Artists Guild Gallery in Boca Raton”.

 

 

Become active and get the most out of your experience with The Artists Guild!  There are three levels of participation with the Boca Museum Artists’ Guild: Associate, Signature, and Participating Signature members.  

 

 

 

MISSION STATEMENT:

  • Support the Boca Raton Museum of Art (BRMA).
  • Provide an association of artists in all media to interchange ideas, support and educate members and provide quality venues for the exhibition of their original fine art.
  • Treat members and customers with respect and dignity.
  • To contribute to the cultural climate of South Florida.
  • Grow our organization.

Gallery view

 

ARTISTS GUILD HISTORY:

 

In 1950, Boca Raton had a population of less than 1000, with the library acting as the cultural center of the community. Community members began an “Open House,” to exhibit their individual arts and crafts accomplishments. In 1951, the Art Guild of Boca Raton was organized and later incorporated on December 12, 1954.  In 1960, five adjacent lots were purchased on West Palmetto Park Road. Construction began in 1962 and, in the fall of that year, 12 years from it’s founding, the Art Guild dedicated its first home.

 

Because of a pressing need for studio space, due to the growth of its classes, a building committee was created in 1968. On March 29, 1969, the Studio Building was dedicated. Since 1969, the growth of the Art Guild has taken many different directions. The Exhibiting Artists Guild, known as the P.A.G. or Professional Artists Guild, was formed.

 

Artists of the “Guild,” held critiques, presented demonstrations by well-known artists and were invited to exhibit their works in several hotels, corporations and clubs. In 1975, the Center changed its name to Boca Raton Center for the Arts, and 10 years later, the Boca Raton Museum of Art. In a relatively short period of time, the enthusiastic support of a group of community artists led to the foundation of the BRMCA!

 

In 1997, the name was changed to Boca Museum Artist Guild. Membership was opened to the community. Guild membership was divided into two categories: Associate and Exhibiting. Guild activities have significantly contributed to positive public relations for the Museum. The Guild has participated in Boca Festival Days for 16 years; exhibited with Northern Trust Bank at their request; and provided artwork for Boca Raton Community Center, City Hall and Patch Reef Park. For two years, the Guild provided the Art Department of Pine Crest School with exhibits for teaching tools and with member lecturers. For the past three years, the Guild has participated in a joint exhibition project with the students of Boca Raton High School. Several Guild members serve as teachers at the Museum’s Art School. Additionally, Guild artists support the Museum’s Annual Auction with donated artwork and volunteers.

 

In 2000, The Artist Guild moved its exhibition center from Royal Palm Plaza to the Shops at Boca Center. Known as the Images Gallery, it offered Signature Members a first class exhibition space in a popular, commercial center. It proved to be a very positive public relations effort for both the Guild and the BRMCA. Professional artists were drawn to the center, as there was no comparable exhibition space for local artists in the tri-county area.

 

Membership in The Artists Guild doubled between 2000 and 2004. We currently have several hundred members, both artists and lovers of the arts. Increasing art sales produced real year-end contributions from The Artists Guild to the Boca Raton Museum of Art.  The Artists Guild moved to Mizner Park in Boca Raton in April 2005. Between April 2005 and September 2008, the Images Gallery was in three different Mizner Park locations. The Guild lost its space in Mizner Park and The Images Gallery closed at the end of September, 2008.  In October 2008, the Guild secured a new location for its gallery, this time on Atlantic Avenue in Delray Beach. This new gallery, now known as The Artists Guild Gallery, reopened in November, 2008, with participation of over 100 Signature Members of The Artists Guild.

 

In September 2017, the Guild moved back to Boca Raton in a new larger space on Federal Hwy. This new gallery, known as The Artists Guild Gallery, is over 3,000 square feet. It reopened in October, 2017, with participation of over 100 Signature Members.

 

 

For detailed information about this event, future exhibits, and membership, please visit:

 

bocamuseum.org

bocamuseum.org/artistsguild

For more information:

Steve Nash:  spnash@aol.com

 

 

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17019 SW Sapri Way   Port St. Lucie, FL 34986

 

 

 

 

“Subconscious Memories” Exhibition Features Artist Henriett Anri Michel’s Sculptures And Paintings At Palm Beach State College Gallery

Henriett Anri Michel’s artwork comes intuitively through her love of nature. Beginning to use art as an escape from a demanding childhood in Budapest,  Anri’s story continues to evolve.  She takes us on her journey using an abstract expressionist style for her paintings and sculptures.  Her SOLO Exhibit at Palm Beach State College Gardens Campus Gallery begins on Tuesday, October 30th with an Opening Reception.  The Rickie Report shares the details and some sneak peeks.

 

 

 

 

 

Palm Beach State College

3160 PGA Blvd.  Palm Beach Gardens, FL 33410

 

 

 

THE  ART  GALLERY

PRESENTS:

” S U B C O N S C I O U S     M E M O R I E S “

BY

HENRIETT  ANRI  MICHEL

OPENING RECEPTION/ MEET THE ARTIST

TUESDAY , OCTOBER 30

5 – 8 PM

Exhibit is available October 30 through December 7, 2018

The Art Gallery Is In The BB Building

 

Palm Beach State College

3160 PGA Blvd.  Palm Beach Gardens, FL 33410

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Henriett tells The Rickie Report, “Growing up in the heart of Budapest, Hungary, my drawings saved me by providing me an escape from the urgency and demands put on me as a child. I spent most of my time outside exploring nature with my pencil and sketchbook in hand. I will never forget the smell of the forest, the colors of the leaves as they collected on the ground, and the first buds after the long winter”.

 

“Who Do You Think You Are?” by Henriett Michel

 

 

 

 

“When I moved to Florida, I put aside my art for 10 years to devote my time to raising my four children. It wasn’t until the age of 40 that I started exploring the medium of painting. Creating painting helped me to not only find and learn about myself more deeply, but it allowed me to transcend my language barrier and communicate with people without words. Moving to the U.S. was life changing, but my love for nature just grew stronger, as I found it very comforting in times when life became overwhelming. Nature has continued to inspire me as I spend a lot of my time observing the interactions between organic life and the elements.  I am continuously fascinated with how nature is ever-changing and flowing through time gradually. The theme of my work comes from the “power of mother nature” and is reflected through an abstract expressionism style”.

 

 

“Dream Come True” by Henriett Michel

 

 

Henriett continues, “The emotions I recall when I am painting come from my subconscious mind. Before I start working on my canvases, I begin by mixing many shades of colors which reflect my mood of the day. I start applying with no plan or concept… The free movements that explore my subconscious with the absence of controlled exercise… By acting and reacting spontaneously to the canvas, letting it flow, and allowing the colors nearby each other, they carry on intense and emotional conversations. I am always challenging myself with different color combinations, new techniques, styles or just different tools to make marks. This process takes me out of my comfort zone of routine movements and helps me create something exciting and explore something new! Through this process, my focus is to find balance, harmony; sometimes dramatic, sometimes peaceful, but always creating an interesting story through my art”.

 

“Degrading Value” by Henriett Michel

 

 

 

For more information about this exhibit or other artwork:

Henriett  Anri  Michel, Artist

call: 561-702-4513

www.facebook.com/AnriArts/

www.instagram.com/henriettmichel/

 

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“Elegant Threads: Wearable Art And Surface Design” Featuring Renowned Fiber Artist Mary Fisher, Fashion Show, Suzanne Connors Demo, And More At Lighthouse ArtCenter

The Lighthouse ArtCenter Gallery celebrates the unconventional and avant-garde in the second “Elegant Threads: Wearable Art and Surface Design” exhibition, Oct. 18 –Nov. 21, 2018. One-of-a-kind wearable art made from test tubes, canvas, rubber bands, mulberry bark, and other non-traditional material rests alongside fine silks, gemstones, hand-woven textiles, as well as 3D printed shoes and accessories. Award-winning artists from around the country come together in a never-before-seen collection of contemporary color, texture, and techniques that are certain to impress the fashion conscious and the most discerning of designers. Mary Fisher, renowned fiber artist, author, and advocate will be featured in the main gallery. The Opening Reception and Artists’ Award Ceremony is Thursday, October 18th.  Make your reservations for the Runway Show and Reception on November 1st, curated by Bosha Stone.  Thursday, November 15 will feature a textile demonstration by Suzanne Connors.  The Rickie Report shares the details and some sneak peeks. 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Lighthouse ArtCenter Gallery

373 Tequesta Drive    Tequesta, Florida 33469

(561) 746-3101     www.LighthouseArts.org

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

“Elegant Threads: Wearable Art and Surface Design”

Opening Reception and Meet The Artists

Thursday, October 18, 2018

5:30 – 7:30 p.m.

Reception: Members no charge, nonmembers $10

Gallery Hours:
M-F 10 a.m. – 4 p.m.
Sat 10 a.m. – 2 p.m. – First Saturday of the month no charge
Regular Admission: Members no charge, nonmembers $5.00

Exhibit runs October 18 – November 21, 2018

 

 

Vivre Canvas Couture Jellyfish Dress

 

The Lighthouse ArtCenter Gallery celebrates the unconventional and avant-garde in the second Elegant Threads: Wearable Art and Surface Design exhibition, Oct. 18 –Nov. 21, 2018. One-of-a-kind wearable art made from test tubes, canvas, rubber bands, mulberry bark, and other non-traditional material rests alongside fine silks, gemstones, hand-woven textiles, as well as 3D printed shoes and accessories. Award-winning artists from around the country come together in a never-before-seen collection of contemporary color, texture, and techniques that are certain to impress the fashion conscious and the most discerning of designers.

 

Cornelia Wende  “The Weavers”

 

 

 

During Elegant Threads, visitors are treated to a relaxing stroll through a timely exhibit of luxury pieces, both classic and trendsetting. Patrons, vacationers, and holiday shoppers can wrap themselves in exquisite patterns while relishing the softness of silks that are hand-painted and stitched with the greatest of care.

 

 

Mary Fisher

 

 

 

The Opening Reception and Artists’ Award Ceremony is Thursday, October 18th from 5:30-7:30 p.m. This year’s special feature is the Runway Show curated by Bosha Stone on Thursday evening, Nov. 1, from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. Seating is limited and tickets to this fast paced event are going fast. Attendees can enjoy wine and delicious hors d’oeuvres, creative company, lively conversation, and spot the perfect holiday indulgence.

And there’s more…

The centerpiece of the Lighthouse ArtCenter’s Elegant Threads: Wearable Art and Surface Design exhibition is celebrated artist, author, and advocate Mary Fisher’s magnificent textile art, on display in the Main Gallery. Launched into a career of international HIV/AIDS advocacy after giving what is widely considered one of the best American speeches of the 20th century, Fischer is also an illustrious name on the international art scene. Her work has been widely exhibited in public and private collections around the world, including the collections of President George H. W. Bush, President Gerald Ford, and President Mwanawasa of Zambia. Mary Fischer’s contemporary stylized textiles are at once elegant and evocative.

 

Nancy Politsch, Executive Director of the Lighthouse ArtCenter says, “The Lighthouse ArtCenter celebrates our 55th year as we continue to provide exceptional art and cultural experiences for people of all ages. Our motto is ‘learn, grow, create and collect’.”

 

 

 

Plan To Go:

Thursday, October 18, Artists’ Reception and Award Ceremony  5:30 – 7:30 p.m. Artists and members no charge, nonmembers $5.00

Thursday, November 1, Runway Show and Reception 5:30 – 7:30 p.m. Tickets $30 limited seating call (561) 746-3101

Thursday, November 15, 3rd Thursday textile demonstration with Suzanne Connors 5:30-7:30 p.m. Members no charge, nonmembers $5.00

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Lighthouse ArtCenter Gallery
373 Tequesta Drive   Tequesta, Florida 33469
(561) 746-3101   www.LighthouseArts.org

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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The Elliott Museum Announces A Sweet Call To Artists For 2D, 3D And Edible Art

Artists working in any 2D and 3D media are being challenged to think outside the box and create work for Sweet! – a food & drink-themed juried art show to be held in the Elliott Museum’s Changing Exhibitions Gallery this fall. The show will feature works by Florida artists in all media (except photography or digital images) and runs September 15th through November 4th. The opening reception will be held Saturday, September 15th and will include an Edible Artwork Show & Competition in conjunction with the food-themed artwork. The Rickie Report shares the details of how to apply and we cannot wait to see this exhibit!!  Mark your calendars for the Opening Reception NOW!  

 

 

825 NE Ocean Boulevard   Stuart, FL 34996
772-225-1961   

www.elliottmuseum.org

The Elliott Museum on Hutchinson Island in Stuart Is Open daily 10 am – 5 pm.  

 

OPENING  RECEPTION:

Saturday, September 15, 2018

2- 5 PM

Exhibit will be available September 15th through November 4th

Go to EVENTS and click on: 

CLICK FOR ARTWORK PROSPECTUS: SWEET_ARTWORK_PROSPECTUS_FINAL

CLICK FOR ARTWORK ENTRY INFORMATION: HOWTOCAFE_EM_SWEET

CLICK FOR SPONSORSHIP OPPORTUNITIES:  EM_SWEET_SPONSOR_OPPS

CULINARY ARTISTS: CHECK BACK FOR EDIBLE ENTRY FORM – COMING SOON!

Artists working in traditional media and edible products both are encouraged to be creative in their choices for subject matter.  Artwork will be available for sale for the duration of the exhibition, and edible artists may opt to sell their creations in a silent auction during the reception.  All sales will benefit the Elliott Museum as well as the artists.  Some edible artists may have samples available or even serve their creations after the judging concludes.  Reception guests will have a chance to vote for their favorite edible creation in both People’s Choice and Kids’ Choice categories.  There will also be a People’s Choice award for traditional artwork that will be announced a week before the art exhibition closes.
 

CALL  FOR   ARTISTS:

Traditional artists have until August 12th to submit up to five pieces for consideration through callforentry.orgCulinary artists have until September 7th to submit plans for their projects.  Submission guidelines, prospectuses, and rules can be found on the website or by visiting the Museum.  Sponsorship opportunities are also available: call Deb Banta at 772-225-1961, ext. 124.  Questions about the shows should be emailed to Robin Lee Makowski at RMakowski@elliottmuseum.org.

For more information about this event, classes, exhibits, workshops or membership:

The Elliott Museum is located at 825 NE Ocean Boulevard in Stuart, FL

772-225-1961

www.ElliottMuseum.org

Facebook: https://facebook.com/elliottmuseum

 

 

 

 

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Art On Park Gallery Celebrates The Artworks And Community Service Of Joe And Irma Friedman On March 9th

Join the Artists of Palm Beach County at Art on Park Gallery as they celebrate the artistry and community service of Joe and Irma Friedman.  The public is invited to a free Opening Reception on Friday, March 9th at the Lake Park gallery.  The Rickie Report shares the details and some sneak peeks.

 

 

 

 

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

ART  ON  PARK  GALLERY

CELEBRATES:

IRMA &  JOE  FRIEDMAN

OPENING RECEPTION:

FRIDAY, MARCH 9TH

5 – 8 PM

 

FREE AND OPEN TO THE PUBLIC

 

800 Park Avenue, Lake Park FL 33403

 

 

“Private Conversation” by Joe Friedman

 

 

 

Joe Friedman grew up in Philadelphia where he began his studies in art. Upon graduation from high school he received a four year scholarship to the Pennsylvania Academy of Fine Art.  Over the years his work has evolved from a strictly representational view to a more interpretive approach.

“Tyler” by Joe Friedman

 

While Joe works more traditionally in oils, he is also fond of sketching.  In fact, he is well known for his early impromptu and then more formalized drawing classes for young adults through the auspices of the Artists of Palm Beach County.   Joe has been active with Artists of Palm Beach County and is currently President of the organization.

 

“Elizabeth’s Garden” by Irma Friedman

 

Irma has always been involved in art, from her studies in high school to the Philadelphia Museum College of Art. Always fascinated with nature, her work on canvas demonstrates her love of floral interpretation. Irma enjoys working in acrylic and her attention to detail can be seen in her sensitive drawings.

 

“Irma’s Daisies” by Irma Friedman

 

 

Irma and Joe met while each was on vacation in the Pocono Mountains. Irma and Joe have been painting together ever since.  It is fascinating to watch them working on their own artwork and one of them will stop, come over to the other’s easel and suggest ” a little more yellow”.  A marriage of artistry and love!

 

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

 

 

 

 

 

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Art On Park Gallery Announces Free Classes, Demos, New Exhibition Opening, Poetry Reading, Jewelry Class And More

The Artists of Palm Beach County Art on Park Gallery is offering a Free Collage Class on Saturday, December 23rd; a Bead Weaving Class on Tuesday, January 2nd; The Free Opening Reception of “Members Exhibit 2018” on Friday, January 12th; a Free and Open Poetry Reading on Saturday, January 13th; and a Free Glass Lampwork Demo on Saturday, January 20th.  These events are open to members and non-members, plus Lake Park Residents receive a Discount off any events with fees!  The Rickie Report shares the details and urges everyone of all ages and creative abilities to stop by!  Are you an artist looking for networking opportunities, studio space or a place to offer classes?  Check out Art On Park Gallery!

 

 

 

800 Park Avenue    Lake Park, FL 33403

561.345.2842     artistsofpalmbeachcounty.com

 

 

  ~   FREE DEMOS   ~  OPENING RECEPTION ~  POETRY  

COLLAGE  ~  JEWELRY   CLASSES ~

 

 

 

Saturday, December 23rd   2 pm

FREE COLLAGE CLASS

Come make a Holiday Card, or whatever you like. Young people of all ages welcome!

Tuesday, January 2nd  6- 8 pm

Learn Bead Weaving with Kelley Allen

Take home a bracelet that you make! $40 per person ($20 per person if you are a resident of Lake Park).

 RSVP please!

Friday, JANUARY 12th

OPENING RECEPTION  “MEMBERS EXHIBIT 2018”   5 – 8 PM. FREE, Open to the Public

Refreshments, Raffle. (The Friends of APBC are raising money for our Scholarship Fund that will be awarded to a graduating Lake Park senior who is going to pursue ART in Collage or University.)

 

Saturday, JANUARY 13   2pm

Open Poetry Reading

FREE, Refreshments. Come share your original work with other poets and the public. Listeners welcome!

Saturday, January 20th (contact gallery for time)

FREE  Glass Lampwork Demo.

Come see how Kelley Allen makes the glass beads for her jewelry. 

 

 

For more information:

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

 

 

 

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

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Armory Art Center 2nd Biennial “Artists Of Art Salon” Exhibition Opening Reception December 15th And Artist Lecture January 6

The Armory Art Center brings so many opportunities not only to artists, but to art lovers.  The monthly Art Salons led by Elle Schorr allow all of us to meet and better understand the creative process with international, nationally and locally based artists.  Celebrate the  2nd Biennial “Artists of Art Salon” Exhibition, featuring “Influential South Florida Artists”. The show exhibits the work of 57 artists who had spoken at Art Salons since their inception in 2015!  The public is invited to the Opening Reception on Friday, December 15th and a Closing Reception on January 6th.  The Rickie Report shares the details and suggest you give yourself a treat during this hectic time. Stop and look at the art…hear the creators…share the wonder!

 

 

811 Park Place   West Palm Beach, Florida 33401

(561) 832-1776     armoryart.org

 

 

2nd Biennial “Artists of Art Salon” Exhibition:

“Influential South Florida Artists”

 

 

Opening Reception:

Friday, December 15, 2017 | 6:00 – 8:00 pm

*Members free, $5 for non-members

Closing Reception and Artist Talks:

Saturday, January 6, 2018 |4:00 – 6:00 pm

* No admission fee

Armory Art Center Gallery Hours:
Monday-Friday, 10:00 am – 5:00 pm, Saturday 10:00 am – 3:30 pm

* Exhibitions are open to the public

Art Salons continue to meet in the Armory Art Center Library on Tuesday nights, usually the first Tuesday of each month, 6:30 – 8:30 pm, from October through May. Salons are open to anyone who would like to participate in these lively discussions. There is a $10 donation for each salon.

Duane Brant Red Cube Crockery Installation

 

 

 

From now through January 6, 2018, the Armory will host the 2nd Biennial of “Artists of Art Salon” curated by Elle Schorr, founder and organizer of Art Salons at the Armory. This exhibition features trends and ideas in contemporary art as seen through the eyes of some of South Florida’s most influential artists, all of whom have given presentations at Elle Schorr’s Art Salons at the Armory Art Center over the past two years. The works, created by twenty-one locally, nationally, and internationally recognized artists will fill the Armory’s Montgomery Hall. Paintings, drawings, sculptures, photography, fiber works, mixed media, videos, and installations will be included in the exhibition to address a wide range of social, cultural, and aesthetic concerns.

 

 

Sri Prabha “The Light That Brings Hope”, detail

 

 

Art Salons at the Armory have been contributing to the understanding of contemporary art practices in South Florida since April, 2012. Presentations have been given by artists about their own work, about the work of well-known artists who influenced them, and about professional artist development. The first Artists of Art Salon exhibition was in 2015 at the Armory. The show exhibited the work of fifty-seven artists who had spoken at Art Salons.

 

Kerry Phillips “Table & Yarn”

 

 

Elle Schorr said, “I am thrilled to be curating a 2nd exhibition of artists who have spoken at Art Salons. They have collectively become a “Who’s Who” of influential contemporary artists in South Florida. Many are on the faculties at South Florida universities, colleges, and high schools. Many are winners of the prestigious South Florida Cultural Consortium Awards and have exhibited locally, often nationally, and internationally. The work they show to be representative of trends in contemporary conceptual practice, including work using a wide array of materials, techniques, and technologies.”

 

Elle Schorr “Regatta in Boho”

 

 

List of Exhibiting Artists by County

 

PALM BEACH COUNTY

 

Amy Broderick – Drawing and Photography
amysbroderick@gmail.com
http://www.amybroderick.com/

Nazare Feliciano – Ceramics
http://nazarefeliciano.com  felicianonazare@gmail.com
nazarefeliciano.com

Sarah Knouse – Fiber Sculptures
sarah_knouse@yahoo.com
http://sarahknouse.squarespace.com/

Allison Kotzig Embroidery, Video, Found Natural and Human–Made Objects
shinyfluff@gmail.com
http://www.kotzig.com/

Dorotha Grace Lemeh – Photography, Video, and Found Objects
dglemeh@gmail.com   dlemeh@fau.edu

JoAnn Nava – Contemporary Folk Painting and Sculpture
JoAnnNava@aol.com
http://joannnava.com/

Terre Rybovich – Charcoal Drawing
terrerybovich@gmail.com
http://www.terrerybovich.com/

Elle Schorr – Photographic Installation
elleschorr@elleschorrphotography.com
http://www.elleschorrphotography.com

Sandra Schulman – Book, DVD, and Magazine
sandraslink@gmail.com
http://www.sandraschulman.com/

Leora Stewart – Fiber Installation
klaymerl@aol.com
http://www.leorakstewart.com/

Vicki Siegel – Mixed Media
vickisiegelart@gmail.com
http://www.vickisiegelart.com/

Mark Walnock – Ceramics
Mark.Walnock@armoryart.org
https://www.linkedin.com/in/mark-walnock-04222690/

Stephen Futej – Ceramics and Glass
sfutej@my.fau.edu
https://www.linkedin.com/in/stephen-futej-6b922026/

 

BROWARD  COUNTY

Pip Brant – Tapestry, Collaborative Sculpture with Duane Brant
brantp@fiu.edu    brantpip@gmail.com
http://brantpip.wixsite.com/pipbrant

Duane Brant – Ceramics, Collaborative Sculpture with Pip Brant
duanejamesbrant@gmail.com
http://duanejamesbrant.wixsite.com/duanebrant

Silvia Lizama – Hand-Colored Photography
slizama@barry.edu
http://silvializama.com/

Sri Prabha – Video Installation and Photography
sri@sriprabha.com
http://www.sriprabha.com/

 

MIAMI – DADE COUNTIES

 

Juan “Erman” Gonzales – Fiber, Cut Paper, and Mixed Media
ermang@bellsouth.net
http://dvcai.org/portfolio_page/juan-erman-gonzales/

T. J. Ahearn (Jane Hart) – Collages on Vintage Record Albums
janehart@me.com

Randy Burman – Chair Sculptures, Signs on Stanchions
me@randyburman.com
http://randyburman.com/

Kerry Phillips – Found Object Installation
kerrymiami3@aol.com
http://www.kerryphillipsart.com/

 

 

The Armory Art Center’s art school and galleries provide creative opportunities to enhance your life. The Armory has served the community for over 30 years. The mission of the Armory Art Center is to inspire the creation and experience of art and the Armory’s vision is to be the leading community resource for arts education. Serving over 3,000 students annually, the Armory Art Center offers 160 courses per term in six terms throughout the year to students ranging in age from pre-school to retiree. Classes in drawing, painting, photography, jewelry, fiber, ceramics, and sculpture are held in 12 state-of–the-art studios. Twelve exhibitions are hosted annually in three galleries.

Exhibitions, lectures, and special events are open to the public.

For more information, visit www.armoryart.org or call (561) 832-1776

 

 

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Lighthouse ArtCenter Introduces “Resident And Collected Artists Of Jupiter Island” At Exhibit Premiere December 14th

America’s most celebrated philanthropic families with such recognized lineages as Guggenheim, Johnson, Bush and Field are all represented in this spectacularly unique exhibition at the Lighthouse ArtCenter Gallery and School of Art. It’s an assembly to dazzle the most fervent art aficionado.  Viewers will see the artwork created by and collected in the residences of Jupiter Island. This colorful, evocative, multi-media exhibition celebrates the quiet enclave of culture on Florida’s Treasure Coast. It provides an extraordinary opportunity for area residents and visitors to get a peek at the talents and the collections in this once in a lifetime show. The Rickie Report shares the details and some sneak peeks.

 

 

 

373 Tequesta Drive   Tequesta, Florida 33469
(561) 746-3101  www.LighthouseArts.org

 

 

Lighthouse ArtCenter Introduces:

 

Resident and Collected Artists of Jupiter Island

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

EXHIBITION RECEPTION:

Thursday, December 21st

5:30 – 7:30 pm

Reception: Members no charge, nonmembers $10

 

Gallery Hours:
M-F 10 a.m. – 4 p.m.
Sat 10 a.m. – 2 p.m. – New first Saturday of the month no charge
Regular Admission: Members no charge, nonmembers $5.00

 

Exhibit runs December 14, 2017 – January 18, 2018

 

Lose yourself in the darkly romantic large-scale oils of Clay Kanzler (collected by the Guggenheim), celebrate the original paintings created by the talented James Johnson, . Visitors will engage with the irresistible Alice in Wonderland-inspired large scale chess set created by the nationally recognized clay sculptor, Joan Wobst, and enjoy the graphic genius of the 2016 Florida Artist Hall of Fame Award Inductee, Jane Davis Doggett.

 

Clay Kanzler

 

Another feature in the exhibit is on loan from the grandson of Solomon R. Guggenheim, a commissioned art that has unlimited sentimental value, a gift from the Guggenheim children. It is a tile-topped coffee table painted with an image of the family’s famous museum in New York City. Further, as a tribute to the work in the collection of the Jupiter Island Arts Council, the Lighthouse ArtCenter will exhibit original Highwaymen pieces as well as the celebrated Florida scenic oils from A. E. “Beanie” Backus and his great nephew, Kevin Hutchinson Hutchison. Selected pieces of the exhibited art will be available for purchase.

 

 

James Johnson

 

According to curator Janeen Mason, “We are honored by this opportunity to share the creative spirit of our gifted neighbors who enjoy homes just a stone’s throw from the Lighthouse ArtCenter. To see through the eyes of another, to recognize meaningful art, whether of great monetary value, collectible value, sentimental value, or simply curiosities that make you scratch your head in wonder… This is an experience you won’t want to miss.”

Nancy Politsch, Executive Director of the Lighthouse ArtCenter, says, “We hope all of Palm Beach and Martin counties will make time to visit the gallery while we have this inspiring collection of extraordinary art. Through their gracious philanthropic gesture, these families are sharing a look at their personal commitment to the humanities. Now more than ever it’s imperative we celebrate their support.”

 

 

Joan Wobst

The work of the following artists and collectors will be on exhibition:
– A. E. “Beanie” Backus
– Sharon Collinson
– Jane Davis Doggett
– Stefan Elliott
– Jamee Field
– Stephanie Flinn
– Kevin Hutchinson
– James Johnson
– Clay Kanzler
– Peter Lawson-Johnston
– Robin Lee Makowski
– Romagean Personne
– Ann Scott
– Jerry Strawbridge
– Kathy Wallace
– Roseanne Williams
– Joan Wobst
– Selected Original Highwaymen Paintings

 

 

 

 

Lighthouse ArtCenter Gallery
373 Tequesta Drive   Tequesta, Florida 33469
(561) 746-3101   www.LighthouseArts.org
M-F 10 a.m. – 4 p.m.
Sat 10 a.m. – 2 p.m. – New first Saturday of the month no charge
Regular Admission: Members no charge, nonmembers $5.00

 

 

 

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Vicki Siegel Jumps Head First Into Season With A Workshop And Multiple Shows!

Vicki Siegel jumps head first into season with a Workshop and multiple shows and invites all of us to join her! Vicki’s work combines painting and photography together, resulting in images that are both real and imaginary. Her art will be featured at Spectrum Booth 307 during Art Basel “Art Week” December 7-10th.  Vicki offers a Workshop at the Armory Art Center December 15-16th.   See her artistry at the newly renovated Cornell Museum of Art in Delray Beach  with an Opening Reception on January 5th and an artist talk on January 25th; plus her Open Studio participation in “First Friday Walks” at Artists Alley in Delray Beach.  The Rickie Report shares all of the details and some sneak peeks.  Reminder: Vicki’s workshop is a great gift for the artist in your life!

 

 

 

V I C K I       S I E G E L

Workshop And Exhibits, 2018

 

 

“See” by Vicki Siegel

“Think” by Vicki Siegel

Vicki Siegel’s work combines painting and photography together. She creates images that unite her fascination with the world around her with the physicality of paint. Blending the two art forms is a process that results in images that are both real and imaginary. The photographers gaze allows her to observe and archive reality, while the paint flows from her subconscious to my brush in marks that are uniquely my own.

Siegel says, “In my work I ask the viewer to engage by comparing what is photographic and what is paint, but also what is personal and what is universal”. It is her hope that the viewer sees her vision of how strange and wonderful life is, and how beautiful nature is and the necessity of preserving it.

 

” Alternate Reality” by Vicki Siegel

 

2 DAY WORKSHOP
“ACRYLIC PAINT LAYERS REVEALED” 2-Day Workshop

Friday/Saturday December 15 -16, 2017

9:30am – 4:30pm   Cost: $315

Armory Art Center, West Palm Beach

 

It’s all about layering the paint! You will learn exciting new approaches to using acrylic products for layering and creating rich and complex surfaces and images in this 2 day workshop. Gels, pastes, acrylic skins, masks, stencils, transparency and opaque will be explained in depth. Vicki is a Golden Artist Educator and brings lots of great acrylic paint specialty products for you to try.
To register visit armoryart.org or call the registrar 561 832-1776
http://www.armoryart.org/registration

 


“Grow” by Vicki Siegel

 

“Dream” by Vicki Siegel

 

Spectrum Booth 307 with Irreversible Projects  

Art Basel “Art Week”  

December 7 – 10th  

Miami, FL

 

 

Vicki Siegel will be showing new work at the Spectrum show during Art Basel “Art Week” Dec. 7th-10th in Miami. Her new works have been described as cutting edge, urban and contemporary. Besides the main “Art Basel” show, “Spectrum” is one of the other large fairs taking place throughout Miami. Click the link to find out more information about Spectrum.
http://spectrum-miami.com/attend/

 

“Know” by Vicki Siegel

Spotlight Artist at the Cornell Museum of Art, Delray Beach

Opening Reception:

Friday, January 5, 2018

6-8 pm  

Artist Talk:  

Thursday, January 25, 2018

 6:30 pm

Cornell Museum

51 North Swinton Ave., Delray Beach, FL 3344

 

Cornell Museum of Art, Delray Beach, FL. Vicki Siegel will be the Featured Artist for the month of January. Her new mixed media works combine painting and photography together. Intriguing photographic images and a powerful use of color and paint create works that have been described as cutting edge contemporary art. The Cornell Museum has undergone a recent renovation. Vicki will give an Artist Talk on Thursday, January 25, 2018 at 6:30 pm.    http://oldschoolsquare.org/about/cornell-museum/

 

 

Studio Visits:

“First Friday Artwalks”

354 NE 4th St.   Delray Beach, FL

In Artists’ Alley

Vicki Siegel’s studio in Delray Beach is open to the public on the first Friday of each month during the “First Friday Artwalks” in Delray Beach located in Artists Alley.

 

Visit her website : Vickisiegelart.com
On Instagram as vickisiegelart
On Facebook as vickisiegel and vickisiegelart
Vickisiegelart@gmail.com

 

 

 

 

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