Art Synergy 2020 Invites Artists And Art Lovers To Art Synergy Biblio/Art Palm Beach January 31 Through February 3 At Palm Beach County Convention Center. What Is Your Interpretation Of “Biblio”?

See how artists interpreted “Biblio” at Art Synergy BIBLIO 2020/ArtPalmBeach! From January 31 – February 3, the Palm Beach County Convention Center will be charged with artistic energy, which you’ll want to be part of!  Celebrating its 7th year and guided by Rolando Chang Barrero and Ilene Gruber Adams, the field of artists was opened internationally. It was juried by John Cutrone, Director of the Jaffe Center for Book Arts at Florida Atlantic University Libraries. If you want to volunteer to be part of this exhilarating event, we need you! Art Synergy is the unique countywide movement of artists, businesses, and civic leaders committed to unifying and promoting the diverse culture of Palm Beach County’s and South Florida’s vibrant arts community.  Kudos to all involved!  The Rickie Report shares the details here.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

January 31 – February 3

Noon – 7 pm

Palm Beach County Convention Center

650 Okeechobee Blvd  West Palm Beach, FL

 

To Volunteer:  

Email:  ArtSynergyPBC@gmail.com

Get Tickets and Use SYNERGY10 CODE:

https://www.nextlevelfairs.com/tickets/e/10/art-palm-beach-2020  

 


A juried exhibition celebrating the book as art.  Visual artist have for centuries created illuminated manuscripts, visual journals, art books, sculptures and other renditions and interpretations of “book.”  Since antiquity the creation and construction of books, be they bound or loses sheets, has served as an important and vital means of documenting and preserving culture with text and/or imagery.  From the original scrolls of Ancient Egypt created on papyrus to the magnificent sculptural books of Anselm Kiefer creator of lead sheets- the book has taken many forms.

 

 

MEET THE  ARTISTS:

 

Liz Segall

HV Albrecht

Vincent Hawley

Kristen Miller Hopkins

Missy Pierce

Jeanne Jaffee

Williaam Torenzo Gann Ganaway

Michelle Drummond

Katie Prock

Witha Lequesta

Friederun Frederichs

Marilyn Walter

Harriet Silverstein

Emily Connell

 

Juror:

John Cutrone, Director, JCBA: Jaffe Center for Book Arts Florida Atlantic University Wimberly Library

John Cutrone is Director of the Jaffe Center for Book Arts at Florida Atlantic University Libraries, as well as a partner in Lake Worth’s Convivio Bookworks, a book arts studio specializing in limited edition letterpress printed books and broadsides (www.conviviobookworks.com). He is the author of the Convivio Book of Days blog, which explores the quirkier side of seasonal traditions, encouraging us to live the ceremony of each day (www.conviviobookworks.com/blog).

 

 

 

For more information about specific events or how to get involved:

www.artsynergy.org

 

 

 

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Susan Kronowitz’s Artistry Is Featured At Three South Florida Juried Art Exhibits

Susan Kronowitz, a prolific artist and teacher, has several pieces in juried art exhibits in South Florida at the moment.  The public is welcome to see her works at the Coral Springs Museum of  Art, The Center For Creative Education and the Cultural Council of Palm Beach County. Susan’s creative passion serves as a role model for so many…It is NEVER to LATE to tap into your creative side!  She currently teaches at The Grove  in Boynton Beach  and is available to teach elsewhere ( both group and private classes).  The Rickie Report shares the details and some sneak peeks.

 

 

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 Coral Springs Museum of Art presents

“Artistic Explorations”  WITVA Juried exhibition

Now through January 7, 2018

 

Tuesday Through Saturday 10 AM – 5 PM
SUNDAY AND MONDAY: CLOSED

2855 Coral Springs Drive    Coral Springs, Florida 33065
Phone: (954) 340-5000    coralspringsmuseum.org

Center For Creative Education:

“Artistic Dimensions” WITVA Juried Exhibition

Now through January 20, 2018

 

 

Gallery hours: 10 am to 5 pm Tuesday through Saturday
Also Available by Appointment.

425 24th Street     West Palm Beach, FL 33407-5401

Phone 561-805-9927   www.cceflorida.org

 

Cultural Council of Palm Beach County

40th Anniversary Show “ Ruby “

Now through February 13

Public Hours: Tuesday-Saturday  10 am – 5 pm
Closed Sunday and Monday

601 Lake Avenue  Lake Worth, FL 33460
Phone: (561) 471-2901   palmbeachculture.com

 

 

“Reflections” by Susan Kronowitz

 

 

Anyone who knows Susan Kronowitz knows that Thursday morning is her teaching day, both in her Illinois Del Webb Community and her home in Boynton Beach, FL.  She tells The Rickie Report, “I had many years of experience as a painter and studying the disciplines & methods of art as well as art history,  but no formal teaching education. When the opportunity arose, I was excited and love this new chapter in my life!

 

 

“Berries and Cream” by Susan Kronowitz

 

 

Susan’s artist mission includes,”The spirit of the place or scene is what I wish to reproduce.  Colors are often altered and painted completely different from what I observe…larger-than-life flowers capture the spirit of the garden in which the actual flowers are growing.  I feel that capturing the fleeing light and its effects, the shadows, is what creates a mood in all paintings.  I was inspired by Monet’s gardens on a trip to Giverny and knew that someday, I too, must paint the gifts of my garden.”

 

 

Floral by Susan Kronowitz

 

Susan shares with us, “I feel completely connected to all of my paintings, as they all began with a photograph of a place where I have visited”.  Traveling extensively opens the possibilities of a series of paintings and inspiration for new pieces of artwork just waiting to be released onto the canvas or paper.  Using the College of Lake County as her studio for over 25 years, Susan has been developing her own individual style, gaining experience and honing her craft.  Her artwork can be found in the permanent collection of CLC.

 

“Fruits” by Susan Kronowitz

 

 

Many of her students never had the chance to study art when they were younger, as they were all pursuing career. They are like sponges, ready to learn! “My students give me so much energy and it is amazing what they are creating!  The highlight of the year of the Annual Student Afternoon of Fine Art, a professionally presented exhibition showcase for the entire community to see what these students have accomplished in our classes together”.

 

Having studied with so many different art instructors over the years, Susan has developed her own style of teaching. “I give the students  the fundamentals and the first two classes are devoted to this.  We study color theory, mixing of paints and making a color chart.  I show them the basics and give them the space to create.  It is always amazing to see what they accomplish”!

 

“Prairie Voices” by Susan Kronowitz

 

In 2003, “Prairie Voices: A Collection of Student Writing/Art” was published  through the College of Lake County, highlighting Susan’s artistry. The Disappearing Barns of Illinois   “I actually was proud at one time to say that I don’t paint barns, but then they called me”.  Susan started her “Barn series” in response to the many farms being lost to developers in Lake County and the surrounding area.  Her paintings have become a “record of the barns that inhabited the land before the subdivisions that are now the urban landscape”.

 

“Disappearing Illinois Barns” by Susan Kronowitz

 

 

 

 

Students share, “From the first day I met her, I knew Susan was the teacher for us.  With her flexible attitude and ability to listen to our needs, each student has embraced painting and discovered abilities they didn’t even realize they possessed”!  May students had never drawn or painted before coming to Susan’s class.  It is remarkable the talent people have hidden within them. Susan teaches and encourages each student with a positive attitude. Through the years, she’s changed direction, depending on the groups’ needs. She invited inspiring artists to speak and arranges field trips to underline the necessity of nurturing while opening a new world to their eyes”.

 

Susan Kronowitz’ Art Work Published

 

 

 

Susan tells us, “The medium of Colored pencil lends itself so nicely to express food such as fruits and vegetables.  The style I developed is a painterly effect, obliterating the pencil mark and making images appear to be painted.  I was beyond thrilled to be included in “The Best Of Colored Pencil 1 and 2”, published by the Colored Pencil Association of America.  Imagine having my image chosen for the outside of The Gift Set of Colored Pencil I & II!

 

 

Susan Kronowitz’ Collection at Vida

 

For Susan’s 70th birthday, her younger daughter compiled a 193 page book, with professional photos, of Susan’s “Creative Lifetime Journey”.   Even as this article publishes, Susan continues to create and find new outlets for her beautiful paintings. Her latest endeavor is a collaboration with the Vida Company, which creates original, inspiring apparel based on Susan’s artwork.  Together, with Vida, Susan has created pillows, scarves, wraps, totes,and fashionable tops, all featuring her original designs.  Susan has received many awards for her artwork and her paintings have been exhibited in numerous shows, and can be found in several public and private collections.  In addition to working in colored pencil and oil painting, Susan brings her unique visual eye to beaded artistry as well.

 

 

For more information about Susan Kronowitz:

susan@kronowitz.com

FineArtAmerica.com/Susan Kronowitz 

Phone:  847 910 3764

Check out my wearable designs at :

http://rwrd.io/muydj4a

 

(Use search for Susan)

https://www.facebook.com/The-Art-of-Susan-Kronowitz-368872723534258/

 

 

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Armory Art Center Celebrates 30th Anniversary With Public Reception

The public is invited to celebrate the 30th Anniversary of the Armory Art Center on Monday, November 21st!  Join in a cocktail party atmosphere with a short program, a special Arts Festival poster unveiling, and champagne toast. This is a Free Open to the public event.  The Rickie Report shares the details and some historic photos. The Armory Art Center is one of the jewels in the cultural crown of Palm Beach County – let’s celebrate! 

 

 

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1700 Parker Avenue   West Palm Beach, FL 33401

 

 

 

 

30th Anniversary of the Armory Art Center Celebration

Monday, November 21, 2016

6:00-8:00 pm

East Gallery  

Free and Open To The Public

 

 

 

 

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Armory Art Deco Building circa 1987

 

 

 

About the Armory:

Housed in a historic art deco building, the Armory provides art classes for students of all ages, exhibitions, art salons, lectures, and special events. Nearly 100 courses held in 12 state-of-the-art studios are offered including ceramics, digital arts, drawing, glass fusing, jewelry, painting, printmaking, fibers, sculpture, and 20 exhibitions are hosted annually in four galleries.

 

 

Our Mission and Vision:

The mission of the Armory Art Center is to inspire the creation and experience of art. The Armory’s vision is to be the leading visual arts education and exhibition center of the Palm Beaches

 

Our History:

When the Norton Museum closed its art school in 1986, a dedicated group of artists, art teachers, and community activists formed the Armory Art Center to ensure the continuation of practical art instruction in Palm Beach County. In seeking a new home for the art school, they looked to the neglected Armory building constructed in 1939 by the Works Progress Administration (WPA) in an Art Deco style and designed by William Manley King. The building was a National Guard Armory from 1939 to 1982. By the late 1980s, after a period of multiple community uses including high school dances, the building was scheduled for demolition when the art activists and the Palm Beach County Cultural Council came together to convince the City of West Palm Beach to spare the building from demolition and allow it to be transformed into an art center.

 

 

The Armory Art Center was incorporated as a not-for-profit organization on November 21, 1986, after the art group renovated the abandoned Art Deco structure into a vibrant space for art classes and art exhibitions. The center opened its doors to the public in July 1987 as a result of generous contributions from its many supporters, most notably Robert and Mary Montgomery and the Historic Preservation and Cultural Facilities Grants of the State of Florida. In 1992 the Armory was listed on the National Register of Historic Places.

 

Over the past three decades the Armory has taught art classes to thousands of emerging artists of all ages and cultures, exhibited art in hundreds of shows, given workshops taught by national and international visiting master artists, provided summer art camp for thousands of young people, and given over 47 artists-in-residence from around the United States and abroad the opportunity to hone their craft while teaching classes. The Armory looks to a long future of enhancing artistic life in the Palm Beaches.

 

 

 

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For more information about this event, classes, workshops and exhibits:

armoryart.org

 

 

 

 

 

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