Artist’s Back Injury Leads Her To A New Creative Passion: Yoga Art

Palm Beach Gardens artist Caren Hackman has been painting since childhood. But it was literally a back-breaking ordeal that led her to her new artistic passion – inspirational yoga portraits.  In 2008, a back injury and unsuccessful surgery following that left Caren in pain. It sidelined her for two years during which she lived with not only pain, but anger over her diminished quality of life. In late 2010 she was introduced to yoga.  As she learned more about the physical aspects of yoga, it began a slow, personal evolution, a catharsis, leaving the anger behind, which allowed Caren to focus on the things in her life that she could enjoy. As the spiritual essence of the practice became clear, Caren was drawn to share that passion through her art.  The Rickie Report shares Caren’s remarkable journey and artwork.

 

 

 

 

Caren Hackman

 

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www.yogapainter.com

 

Your Source For Yoga Artworks  And Gifts

 

 

 

 

 

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“Ancient Oak Tree Pose” by Caren Hackman

 

 

In 2008, a back injury left Caren in pain. Unsuccessful surgery worsened the situation. It sidelined her for two years during which she lived with not only pain, but anger over her diminished quality of life. In late 2010 she was first introduced to yoga.  “Yoga saved my life,” she said, still with emotion. As she learned more about the physical aspects of yoga, it began a slow, personal evolution, a catharsis, leaving the anger behind, which allowed Caren to focus on “the things in my life that I could enjoy.” As the spiritual essence of the practice became clear, Caren was drawn to share that passion through her art.

 

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“Shanti Lavender” Peace Scroll by Caren Hackman

She is now dedicating her creative time to yoga artwork and has a website, www.yogapainter.com to display and sell her work. “This series of paintings shows my great love and respect for the practice. I hope that viewers can feel that love and connection with the spiritual and physical aspects of yoga,” she said.  Her work is already getting noticed. Her yoga portrait, SG Child Pose, was accepted into an art competition/show at Art Gallery of Viera in Melbourne, FL. It was on display there for all of October 2016, receiving an award ribbon and cash prize.

 

 

 

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“Child Pose” by Caren Hackman

Caren Hackman’s previous artwork has been eclectic. An expert watercolorist, she also works in mixed media, painting in acrylic or oil on canvas, and includes collage for added texture. As often as possible in her creative work, she portrays patterns in nature. A beautiful example is her recent yoga painting, Ancient Oak Tree. It incorporates the yoga tree pose with an ancient oak she saw at San Felasco State Park near Gainesville. “It was a magnificent tree with gnarled trunk, sprawling limbs, and giant roots.” The Ancient Oak Tree artwork is available on note cards, as well as wall hanging scrolls, from 13” X 19” to mural size.

 

 

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“Namaste” Scroll,  by Caren Hackman

Her new online store features two series of work: Yoga Portraits and Yoga Expressions. The Yoga Portraits are traditional hand-painted original portraits on artist canvas. Caren, a graphic designer by trade, has also created Yoga Expressions. These are digital paintings created using an electronic tablet and stylus. The artwork is printed with high-quality archival inks on artist canvas. No two are the same and this process allows the paintings to be customized by including a Sanskrit word, person’s name, symbol, or a yoga studio logo.  The artwork on canvas hangs from supports at the top and bottom. “In an effort to free the artwork from the traditional constraints of frames and glass, I have developed a hanging system much like ancient Asian scrolls.”

 
Caren has been painting since childhood and doing graphic design professionally since college. Her college degree was in industrial design. “My dream had always been to be an artist, but I had a huge love of building things and tactile projects. Industrial design filled that need.” But that didn’t extinguish her original passion and she continued to paint throughout college and afterward. “I continue to paint and exhibit while running my graphic design business and creating illustrations for clients.” She is hoping to show more of her yoga work locally.
In South Florida, Caren is well-known for her tireless dedication to community projects. She has founded the GardensArt program and Artists of Palm Beach County. Caren illustrated the life of George Morikami for the Morikami Museum. Her task force and committee contributions include the Norton Museum of Art’s ArtServe, Armory Art Center, Boys and Girls Club Gators Galore, SunFest, Palm Beach State College Campus Art Gallery. Most recently she became a member of the board of directors of April is for Authors.

 

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Caren Hackman

Caren has been awarded two Artist in Residence positions: in 2010, by Necedah National Wildlife Refuge in Wisconsin, and in 2005, by the Herbert Hoover National Historic Site in West Branch, Iowa. Caren’s paintings have been exhibited in museums and galleries throughout Florida, including the Cornell Museum of Art and History, Delray Beach; The Visual Arts Center of Northwest Florida, Panama City; the Ritter Gallery, Boca Raton; the Arts Center, St. Petersburg; Barrier Island Group for the Arts, Sanibel Island; and the Global Gallery, Tampa. In addition her work has been shown at the Neville Public Museum, Green Bay, Wisconsin; the Orange County Center for Contemporary Art, Santa Ana, California; the Spirit Echoes Gallery, Austin, Texas; and University of Mobile, Mobile, Alabama. Her work is represented in numerous collections, including: University of Texas Health Science Center NE, Tyler, Texas; Roger Dean, Palm Beach, FL; Equitable Life, West Palm Beach, FL; Northwood University, West Palm Beach, FL; Lake Wales Medical Center, Lake Wales, FL; and A.H. Fisher Diamonds, Red Bank, NJ.

 

You can experience Caren Hackman’s yoga series at: www.yogapainter.com

 

 

 

 

 

 

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C & S Bead Show Offers Quality Beads, Ready Made Jewelry, Creative Advice and Inspiration

At the C & S Bead Show you really get a chance to talk with the creatives who not only make beautiful jewelry, but often make the beads themselves. If you are not a jewelry-maker yourself looking for supplies, there will be plenty of hand-made pieces of jewelry to choose from! Come and see the newest trends of Fashion Jewelry at their two upcoming shows in Palm Beach Gardens and in Vero Beach.  The Rickie Report shares the details in this article.  Free admission, a wealth of ideas and two 3-day shows!

 

 

C & S Bead Show

 

JANUARY 23, 24, 25, 2015

Palm Beach Gardens, FL

AMARA SHRINERS

3650 RCA Blvd    Palm Beach Gardens, FL 33410

Friday 10-5 pm    Sat 10-5 pm     Sun 10-4 pm

 

 

 

 

 

JANUARY 30, 31, FEBRUARY 1ST

Vero Beach, FL

HERITAGE CENTER

2140 14th Ave.     Vero Beach, FL.

 

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Friday 10-5 pm   Sat 10-5 pm   Sun 10-4 pm

 

 

Quality Bead Shows

Across South Florida

 

 

 

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Robert and Susan Onderlinde, of C & S Bead Shows, are returning to Palm Beach Gardens for a two day event in May. The merchandise for sale includes from Pearls, 14K Gold Jewelry, Fashion Jewelry, Gemstones, Seed Beads, Pewter Beads and Findings, Pendants, Magnetic Clasps, Pavé Beads, Findings and much much more!

 

 

For more information, please contact Robert or Susan Onderlinde at 754-581-6835 or 754-581-6836 or visit csbeadshows.com or email: onderlir@bellsouth.net

 

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Jupiter, Tequesta, Palm Beach Gardens and Lake Park Venues Offer Free Exhibits, Gallery Tours, Open Houses and Demonstrations

Art venues in Jupiter, Tequesta, Palm Beach Gardens and Lake Park are opening their doors to residents and visitors, as ArtPalmBeach and Art Synergy’s ARTWEEK 2015 swing into action.  The Rickie Report shares a brief overview of the events everyone can participate in at no charge!

 

 

 

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North Arts and Lake Park Districts

Thursday, January 22, 2015

1:00 -5:00 pm

 

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EASEL ART SUPPLY

810 Park Avenue       Lake Park, FL 33403

 

Stop by this locally owned “Mom and Pop” Art and Drafting Supplies haven. Open House. Enjoy refreshments at this emporium of artist’s tools and supplies, framing shop, art classes and workshops. Artist Demonstrations will take place throughout the afternoon and include: David McEwen (Internationally Renown Equestrian Artist), Drawing with Craig McInnis, Watercolor with Diane Hutchinson, Oil painting with John D’Auria and Acrylic Painting with Dan Remmel. Have your FREE caricature drawn by Captain Cartoon! 20% discount on non-sale art supplies.   

(561) 844-3111 www.facebook.com/easelartpalmbeach

 

 

 

 

3 to 5 p.m.

 

MANDEL JEWISH COMMUNITY CENTER

5221 Hood Road        Palm Beach Gardens, FL 33418 

Tour of exhibition “A Family Affair:

The Paintings of Alan and Michael Friedlander”

This exhibition celebrates the art of brothers Alan and Michael Friedlander which includes large-scale abstract watercolors and acrylics. Alan’s portraits and Michael’s watercolors showcase the beauty of their artistry and their bond through art.  Jewish Film Festival various dates and times.  Contact:Talya R Lerman  Cultural Arts Director  Mandel JCC of the Palm Beaches  (561) 712-5209 talyal@jcconline.com       561-712-5200 

 

ROSETTA STONE FINE ART GALLERY

1001 Jupiter Park Drive, Suites 121 & 122        Jupiter, Florida 33458

 

Retrospective of JB Berkow artwork with wine and hors d’oeuvres.

 561-743-3340 RosettaStoneFineArt.com   Contact: JoAnne Berkow 561.310.9371

 

5:30 to 7:30 p.m.

 

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LIGHTHOUSE ARTCENTER MUSEUM, GALLERY

& SCHOOL OF ART

Gallery Square North    373 Tequesta Drive      Tequesta, FL. 33469

 

Open House with hors d’oeuvres, wine and live music in the Museum and artist demonstrations at the School of Art, including a tour of our ceramics studio. Enjoy Five Exhibitions: “Contempo: Pushing the Limit on Art”, Charlie and Linda Riggs Ceramics, Richard Burkett Ceramics, “En Plein Air” and the Artists’ Guild Gallery.

 

www.lighthousearts.org Contact: Katie Deits, Executive Director or Barbra Broidy, Curator at 561.746.3101

 

THE VILLAGE ART STUDIOS


Gallery Square North    377 Tequesta Drive    Tequesta, FL. 33469

 

Open House Enjoy refreshments at The Village Art Studios, a charming collection of micro-studios and display space in a co-op setting. The diverse nature of the artwork is due to the quantity and quality of artists from Palm Beach County. Come meet them in their studios!

Contact: Julie Silk-Beaumont 561.310.8499

ORIGINAL ELEMENTS

Gallery Square North 387 Tequesta Drive Tequesta, FL. 33469

Open House Enjoy refreshments at this working Art Gallery/Art Studio features Original Artist and Artisans displaying and selling their unique pieces.

561.529.1822 
 Contact: Sandra O’Malley

 

7:30 – 9:00 pm

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Artists of Palm Beach County Art on Park Gallery

800 Park Ave. Lake Park, FL. 33403

Open House at The gallery displays oils paintings, watercolors, acrylic paintings, photography, glass, collage and sculpture. Meet the Artists are working in small studios. In addition, find jewelry, ceramics, and fabric art. Something for everyone!

561.345.2842 www.artistsofpalmbeachcounty.com
 Contact: John Palozzi, artistsofpbc@gmail.com

 

 

8:00 – 10:00 pm

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The Brewhouse Gallery

720 Park Avenue Lake Park, FL. 33403

 

The Brewhouse Gallery is part eclectic hipster lounge, part modern New York art gallery. It’s a creative space to hang out, sip a brew, hold a meeting, share ideas, listens to music, and appreciate local art. Free Wi-Fi and comfortable furniture (that is also for sale) make you feel right at home. Our mission is to support local arts and build community! We serve French Press, Lattes, Cappuccinos, a killer Cuban espresso and other coffee creations made with locally roasted beans sourced directly from the growers. By night we offer craft beer from the finest Florida microbreweries, including Due South, Monk in the Trunk, and Cigar City, along with a selection of favorite wines.
 Musical performances, poetry readings, painting classes, and other assorted nighttime events keep things lively and we are quickly becoming one of the most well-respected live music venues in all of South Florida.

Contact: AJ Brockman: Cofounder – Gallery Curator 561.771.1641 | Facebook | BrewhouseGallery.com

 

 

FOR MORE INFORMATION ABOUT ARTSYNERGY 2015 please visit: artsynergypbc.com

 

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Transform a Majestic Tree into a Kinetic Sculpture with Up-Cycled Items From YOU!

Here is a distinctive way for EVERYONE to get involved with an art project!  Artist, Elayna Toby is collecting up-cycled items from around the community to create a kinetic sculpture which will be featured at the International Kinetic Sculpture Symposium in Boynton Beach.  It takes place February 6-8. How do YOU get involved?  Elayna Toby has made it EASY.  There are Drop -Off Boxes around the County to bring your items.  This is your chance to share a selfie photo or short video as well.  The Rickie Report shares the details here.  What a terrific activity for vacation-time, when the kids are home!  (And a great way to clear out some clutter…)

 

 

Let’s Transform a Majestic Tree

into a Kinetic Sculpture

 

With Up-Cycled Items from YOU

“Re-imagining everyday objects brings out the inner artist in us all. Each unique object, person and story is special,” says Elayna Toby “But when linked together, as Aristotle said, ‘the whole is greater than the sum of its parts.’”

 

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Here’s how to participate…

 

1) CLEAR OUT your CLUTTER

 

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Empty your junk drawers, office & garage.

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Invite new possibilities for 2015!

 

Sample items to up-cycle into art… keys ⊕ curtain or napkin rings ⊕ hardware ⊕ bells pieces of jewelry ⊕ small house wares ⊕ buckles ⊕ auto or computer parts ⊕ etc.

 

 

Up-Cycle Contributions Should:

→ Have a hole or opening for stringing (by artist Elayna Toby)

→ Weigh less than a candy bar

 

 

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2) DROP OFF your CLUTTER (thru Dec.31)

Bag & Bring your items to an Up-Cycle Drop Box

 

 

  • Artisans on the Ave, 630 Lake Ave, Lake Worth, 33460 (M-Sat 11am-9pm, Sun 11am-6 pm)

 

  • Boynton Beach City Hall-West Wing, 100 E. Boynton Beach Blvd., Boynton Beach, 33425 (M-F 8am-5pm)

 

  • Resource Depot, 2510 Florida Ave., West Palm Beach, 33401 (M-F 9am-4pm, Sat. 9am-1pm)

 

  • Go Van Gogh, 11701 Lake Victoria Gardens Ave, Downtown at the Gardens, Palm Beach Gardens, 33410 (M-F 11am-9pm, Sat, 10am-9pm, Sun. 12pm-6pm)

 

 

 

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3) SHARE a STORY about your STUFF

Before you drop off your stuff at one of the Up-Cycle Drop Boxes do a brief (30-seconds) video selfie talking about the items you’re contributing.

Please state your name at the beginning of your selfie.
Perhaps you wish to share, why you want to up-cycle your stuff & be part of this community art project?
Email your video selfie to Elayna Toby at tobyarts1@gmail.com

 

During the International Kinetic Art Exhibit & Symposium in Boynton Beach

 

4) Meet at the Tree! Feb 6-8

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Å Experience the Tree’s Transformation

Å Feel the Power of Community

Å Hear Cool Stories of Re-purposed Stuff

Å Purchase Unique Kinetic Strands *

*A portion of proceeds will benefit the City Boynton Beach’s Art in Public Places program and Resource Depot.

 For more information please visit:

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Elayna Toby
561.676.9150
elayna@elaynatobyart.com
www.elaynatobyart.com/kinetic-connections
www.facebook.com/elaynatobyart

www.elaynatobyart.com

 

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 www.intlkineticartevent.org

 

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 www.boyntonbeacharts.org

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Whitespace Collection Adds New Venues, Unique Jewelry and Gift Items

Whitespace Collection is now open every Saturday and Sunday from 1 -4 pm.  New exhibits, special docent-led small-group tours, limited editions and a FREE Max Toth poster are among some of the highlights.  Don’t miss  Whitespace “Col-lect”, a generous array of gifts, jewelry and art objects that YOU can begin to collect!  “Col-lect”  will be going on the road, throughout Palm Beach County, to benefit various organizations.  The Rickie Report knows you will want to be first in line to see everything Elayne Mordes is bringing!  Here are the details and a sneak peek.

 

WHITESPACE

 

 

2805 N. Australian Avenue         West Palm Beach, Florida 33407

T:561.842.4131      F:561.842.4132

www.whitespacecollection.com

 

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For more information about Whitespace’s exhibits, small group tours and Collect, please visit:

www.whitespacecollection.com

 

 

 

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Chabad of Palm Beach Presents “Art, Food & Kabbalah: A Jewish Art Exhibition” and Features the work of Eric Kucera

Modernity Art is the main gallery for the art works of Erik Kucera, an award winning artist from Slovakia. He is the creator of the world renowned technique, “Surreallations”, which creates the illusion of depth and movement in each piece.  His work is unique and readily recognizable as a “Kucera”. Erik has participated in over 200 exhibitions worldwide and his art can now be found in more than 16 different countries.  Locally, he will be showing his work at Chabad of the Palm Beach’s “Art, Food & Kabbalah: A Jewish Art Exhibition”, where guests will explore “An Art Journey Through the Jewish Year”.  The Rickie Report shares the details and some sneak peaks of Erik’s artistry. 

 

 

 

 

The Artwork of 

Erik Kucera

 

Tuesday, November 18th

7:00 pm

7025 Fairview Lane

Palm Beach Gardens, FL  33418

Members: $10   Non-Members: $18

 

 

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Modernity Art is the main gallery for the art works of Erik Kucera.  An award winning artist from Slovakia, he is the creator of the world renowned technique, “Surreallations”.  The Surreallations technique, which creates the illusion of depth and movement to each piece, is what makes each work so unique and readily recognizable as a “Kucera”. Erik has participated in over 200 exhibitions worldwide and his art can now be found in more than 16 different countries.

 

 

 

Eric Kucera's artistry in Art in Public Places at the Palm Beach International Airport Juried Exhibition

Erik Kucera’s artistry in Art in Public Places at the Palm Beach International Airport Juried Exhibition

 

 

Erik tells The Rickie Report, “I am an artist because to be anything else would be untrue. Through my art I hope to bring awareness to situations in the world which are not always so easy to talk about or even read about. I enjoy also taking themes from the past and working them in a new and exciting way, a way in which people have never seen before.”  

 

 

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“Kaleidokrank” by Erik Kucera

 

 

Erik goes on to explain, “When I create my art, I always see the images in all dimensions in my mind. Every piece takes hours of thoughtfulness and consideration so that the art can tell a story and give the viewer a journey through a world created in a single piece. Some concepts for work can be inspired from the weather or song, and then the ideas flow easily. Other works are themes which can require days of research, and investigation of symbols, history and literature.” 

 

 

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Artistry by Erik Kucera

 

 

“When I first started seriously as an artist, I didn’t trust myself beyond a white sheet of paper and a black marker.  I created my first works on the basis of my black and white checkered pattern. Over the years I discovered my love of colors and through much trial and error eventually developed the technique of “surreallations”. It is my own way of creating the illusion of depth and movement in a piece. All my works today are carefully developed using a variety of tools and different mediums in order to perfect this technique.  However, in nearly every work I create you can still find the original black and white checkered pattern which was the seed from which my art has grown,” he shares with our readers.

 

 

"Strength" by Erik Kucera

“Strength” by Erik Kucera

 

 

 

 

Erik works out of his Studio in Palm Beach, Florida, but his works are on display and for sale through various Galleries and Exhibitions all over the world. Please check the Shows and Exhibitions Link on his website  for locations.  Call or email today regarding original or limited edition artist embellished giclees which are available for sale. 561.729.9694

 

 

Erik Kucera. Please find attached a bio and other information about Erik which you may find helpful.

www.youtube.com/user/ModernityArt

 

https://www.facebook.com/pages/Erik-Ku%C4%8Dera/247357688670817?ref=bookmarks

or

www.modernity.us.com

or call Dawn Ross, Art Director,  Modernity Art Organic Life Arts, LLC   561.729.9694

 

 

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Port St. Lucie Unveils New Photographic Exhibit by BRBarbara

BRBarbara will be exhibiting in a SOLO show at the Port St. Lucie Civic Center’s Art Gallery.  She is a digital artist/photographer, serves on the board of the Palm Beach Photographic Center and has shown in juried exhibits throughout Palm Beach County.  There will be a Free Public Reception on July 17th at the Port St. Lucie Civic Center’s Art Gallery.  The Rickie Report shares the details and a few sneak peaks.

 

 

 

 

 

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Port St. Lucie Civic Center Art Gallery

Presents A

SOLO Exhibition by:

BRBarbara

 

Opening Reception  

Thursday, July 17th    6-8 pm

Exhibit Runs Through September 11th

Monday through Friday  8:15 am – 4:15 pm

Free admission and Free Parking

9221 S.E. Civic Center Place, southeast corner of U.S. Highway 1 and Walton Road

BRBarbara will be highlighted in a SOLO exhibit at the Port St. Lucie Civic Center, showing her varied photographs.  She is a digital artist/photographer who serves on the board of the Palm Beach Photographic Center.  She has shown in other juried exhibits throughout Palm Beach County.  There will be a Free Public Reception on July 17th at the Port St. Lucie Civic Center’s Art Gallery from 6 – 8 pm. The exhibit continues July 18th through September 11th, Monday – Friday.  The Gallery is closed on weekends.

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“Green and Yellow” by BRBarbara

 

 

BRBarbara studied at Brookdale Community College, International Photographic Center, Palm Beach Photographic Center, Armory Art Center, Palm Beach State College and Florida Atlantic University.  Her juried exhibitions include Jensen Beach, Okeeheelee Nature Center, Life Long Learning at Florida Atlantic University and Jonathan Dickinson State Park.

 

 

 

"Cape Coral" by BDBarbara

“Cape Coral” by BRBarbara

 

BRBarbara’s work encompasses different catagories of fine art photography. In addition to her own artwork, BRBarbara promotes the work of other talented artists.  The selections of prints available are of a broad spectrum and available on her website. 

 

"Glass Building" by BDBarbara

“Glass Building” by BRBarbara

 

BRBarbara’s subject matter is diverse.  Two pieces of her artwork are placed in Municipal buildings in West Palm Beach and Palm Beach Gardens.  BRBarbara’s capturing of shadows is particularly entertaining, with every-day objects taking center stage.  The beauty of her photography is how she captures what we normally pass by without thinking – and makes us take a second look. 

 

 

"Shimmer" by BDBarbara

“Shimmer” by BRBarbara

 

 

BRBarbara is a member of the Palm Beach Photographic Centre and serves on their Marketing Committee.  She was most recently Honorary Host of the prestigious Members’ Juried Show Reception.

 

"Look Through" by BDBarbara

“Look Through” by BRBarbara

 

BRBarbara’s work will also be shown at upcoming exhibits including: A Focus on Flags at the Lake Park Library (November-December), Art Express, Palm Beach Gardens (November 15 – January 15) and at the Art Gallery in Tequesta.

 

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“Tribute” by BRBarbara

 

For more information about BRBarbara’s own photography and digital art or representation of other artists, please contact her at:  BRBarbara@BRBarbara.com.  or www.BRBarbara.com.

 

 

 

For more information about the Port St. Lucie Civic Center Art Gallery contact: 

Kelly A. Tiger, Recreation Manager
Port St. Lucie Civic Center
City of Port St. Lucie
(772) 807-4467

 

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Poets of The Palm Beaches Offers Readings, Workshops and Contests

The Poets of the Palm Beaches begins the month of June with many events!  Their mission is to support and encourage the creation of original poetry in Palm Beach County, Florida.  The Rickie Report urges you to take part in any or all of their events.  This most welcoming group offers the public four opportunities to participate!

 

 

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1)    June 10    (Every 2nd Tuesday)   6:30 PM

 

Place:  Publix Super Market – Upper Level – Legacy Place, 11231 Legacy Ave, Palm Beach Gardens, FL 33410

Reading: Open to the public. No charge.  Bring original poems.

Contact: Marjorie Wolfson at 561-575-2376, or Shirley Kent at brownpelicancay@gmail.com

 

 

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2)   Poets got Talent

Friday, June 13, 2014     7:00 to 8:30pm

 

Clay Glass Metal Stone Gallery

15 South J Street   Lake Worth

You bring the poetry

We’ll bring the wine and cheese

 

 

3)  Sunday, June 15th  2:00 pm

 

Our 3rd Sunday Reading

Contest with cash prizes.

Open to the public.

Original work only.

Place:   Palm Beach Friends (Quaker) Meeting House, 823 North A Street, Lake Worth.  Just a little more than one block South of 10th Ave North. Time:  2:00 PM. (Doors open at 1:45 PM)

Suggested Donation:  $2 for members and their guests,  $3 for non-members.  Free for high school students

June 15 (featured reader is Judith DiBisceglia presented by Diana Fazio)

June’s Special Form Poem is a 5 verse Cascade Poem

 

 

4)    June 17    (Every 3rd Tuesday)   Time: 7:00 PM.

 

Place: Palm Beach Friends (Quaker) Meeting House, 823 North A Street,

Lake Worth.

Just a little more than one block South of 10th Ave North

Workshop: Open to the public. Original work only. No charge. Bring at least 10 copies of one poem.

Contact: John Palozzi at 561-588 -9829.

 

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Art in The Gardens Brings Artists and Creativity to Downtown at the Gardens! Meet Sarah LaPierre!

It’s that time of year!  Stop by Art in The Gardens and see some wonderful art and meet the artists!  This free, two-day event is sponsored by the Northern Palm Beach County Chamber of Commerce which also produces The ArtiGras Fine Arts Festival. It takes place at Downtown at the Gardens in Palm Beach Gardens.  Besides the art, there are plenty of family-fun activities and grown-up spots as well.  This Rickie Report is featuring artist Sarah LaPierre.  For more details about this Nov. 2nd -3rd event read this article!

 

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8th ANNUAL

ART IN THE GARDENS

DOWNTOWN AT THE GARDENS

NOVEMBER 2-3, 2013

11701 Lake Victoria Gardens Avenue

Palm Beach Gardens, FL 33410

FREE  and  OPEN TO THE PUBLIC!

Art in the Gardens, presented by Downtown at the Gardens, is a free two-day event which showcases over 70 regional artists and includes family-friendly entertainment with live music, plenty of kids activities and delicious food from Downtown restaurants.
Sarah LaPierre's "Paradise"

Sarah LaPierre’s “Paradise”

The event takes place on Saturday, November 2 and Sunday, November 3  from 11 a.m. – 6 p.m. on both days.  Downtown at the Gardens is located at   11701 Lake Victoria Gardens Avenue   Palm Beach Gardens, FL 33410.    Admission is free to Art in the Gardens and complimentary parking is available onsite.
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Art in the Gardens is produced by the Northern Palm Beach County Chamber of Commerce which also produces The ArtiGras Fine Arts Festival. The Northern Palm Beach County Chamber of Commerce is a not-for-profit organization whose nearly 800 members represent all aspects of business and industry. Their continuing mission is to be the unified voice of business driving sustainable growth and prosperity. The Northern Palm Beach County Chamber of Commerce focuses on the development and retention of businesses, taking an active role in business, providing meaningful member services and improving the quality of life for all residents in their community.

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 Sarah tells The Rickie Report, “Art making is a process and a style of living that I treasure like a member of my own family. It has always had a strong presence in my life and has become ingrained in who I am as a person. I create art because the act itself brings me happiness and fulfillment. Sharing that happiness with others through my painting is likewise an incentive to create.”

Sarah LaPierre's "Jupiter Light"

Sarah LaPierre’s “Jupiter Light”

 

 I give unique qualities to my art by using a palette knife and heavy full-bodied acrylic paints, which create the thick texture and the vibrant uplifting colors that are characteristics of my work. I am inspired by everyday life and by the beautiful sceneries throughout my home state of Florida. My late father, artist Joseph LaPierre remains the strongest influence in my work.”

 

Sarah LaPierre's "Surf Shack"

Sarah LaPierre’s “Surf Shack”

Downtown at the Gardens is among the most visited destinations in Palm Beach County averaging well over 150,000 visitors per month. Downtown appeals to the broadest demographic of any retail center in the area combining a Whole Foods Market, a 16 screen Cobb Theatres and dozens of restaurant and retail options. Additionally, no other venue in the Palm Beaches caters to families like Downtown. With numerous retail, dining and entertainment options tailored specifically to moms, dads and kids – Downtown at the Gardens is your Destination for shopping, dining and entertainment.
Sarah LaPierre's "Cloud Beach"

Sarah LaPierre’s “Cloud Beach”

For additional information on Art in the Gardens or ArtiGras, visit www.artigras.org or contact the Northern Palm Beach County Chamber of Commerce at (561) 746-7111.   For more information about Sarah LaPierre’s artwork, please visit:    Facebook.com/SarahLapierreArt

 

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561-537-0291

Learn to Paint or Perfect Your Painting Skills with Award-Winning Artist, Nancy Tilles!

You’ve seen Nancy Tille’s award-winning artwork in many juried exhibits and shows throughout the area.  NOW you can take classes with her!    The Rickie Report urges you to do something for YOURSELF –  sign up for a class and unleash your inner artist!  The City of Palm Beach Gardens is offering these classes for adults.  This talented artist is offering classes from beginners to advanced levels.  More details are in this article.

 

Learn to Paint

or

Perfect your Painting Skills

Thrive on the company of other artists and enjoy exchanging creative thoughts and ideas!

Palm Beach Gardens Painting Class

Palm Beach Gardens Painting Class

 

The City of Palm Beach Gardens offers adult painting lessons taught by award winning artist, Nancy Tilles.  Jump right into painting with this class.  No matter what your level is, you can become a better artist. Do away with your fear of color mixing.  Nancy makes painting fun and exciting! 
 

Begin November 5th or 6th

 

  • Classes are taught once a week on Tuesday and/or Wednesday mornings
  • 9:30 am – 12:30 pm.
  • Session runs for a 7 weeks
  • Class size is limited
  • Individualized instruction is offered 

 

 

 Beginners through advanced painters are welcome!

 
 
Location: Palm Beach Gardens Recreations Center  4404 Burns Road  Palm Beach Gardens, FL
                           
Instructor:  Nancy Tilles
Sign-Up:  See website for cost and details:
 
To register for classes call 561-630-1100.  
 
Twin Water Lilies

“Twin Water Lilies” by Nancy Tilles

Nancy tells The Rickie Report, “As a professional artist, I have been showing, selling and teaching painting to adults in my studio for the past 10 years.  I am now offering classes through Palm Beach Gardens Recreation Center on Tuesdays or Wednesdays from 9:30-11:30 am.”

If you have never taken an art class and would like to how to paint, why don’t you give it a try!  You will be pleasantly surprised at what you can accomplish. If you are already a practicing artist you will have the chance to make your drawings and paintings more accurate and more exciting.    
"Fantastic Journey" by Nancy Tilles

“Fantastic Journey” by Nancy Tilles

Nancy shares, “I have met wonderful artists, from all over the world. Many have become my good friends. Some of the artists that I have taught were quite accomplished and others were beginners. Now quite a few have blossomed to become serious professional artists, showing and selling their paintings, winning awards and publishing their work.”

   

About the artist:

Nancy Tilles is an award winning artist, well known for her paintings of sea life, portraits of people and flowers. Her paintings are joyful expressions brought to life through color and form.  Influenced by living in South Florida for over 30 years, her images often reflect a tropical theme, rich in color. 

 

 

Nancy enjoys exhibiting her work at art festivals where she can meet people and exchange ideas. She has appeared in festivals throughout Florida including Artigras, Sunfest, Naples Art Fair, and Jupiter Art Fest by the Sea and has been the featured artist at both the Jupiter Art Fest and Artsfest in Stuart.

 

"Cliffs of Moher" by Nancy Tilles

“Cliffs of Moher” by Nancy Tilles

Originally from New York, Nancy earned her BFA from the University of Miami in 1977.  She currently resides in Palm Beach Gardens and spends her time working on commissions and teaching adults who are interested in perfecting their painting skills or learning how to paint for the first time. 

 

To view the more of the artist’s paintings visit:   http://www.nancytilles.com

 

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

Rickie Leiter, Publisher

The Rickie Report

P.O.Box 33423

Palm Beach Gardens, FL 33420

Rickie@therickiereport.com

561-537-0291