Treasure Coast Photography Center Invites You To “From The Heart” Juried Photo Exhibit In Honor Of Jeff Linn

“From the Heart Juried Photo Exhibition 2015” is the third Annual Juried Photo Exhibition presented by the Treasure Coast Photography Center, Inc. It will be  hosted by the Port St. Lucie Civic Center Gallery in Port St. Lucie, FL. with an Opening Reception on Thursday, December 3rd.  The Exhbit runs through January 28, 2016.  Any donations or sales will benefit Family Meals, Inc. which provides families the tools to get back to the basics – meal times together. The Rickie Report shares the details and urges every to see this no-themed photography exhibit presented in honor of Jeff Linn

 

 

 

 

Treasure Coast Photography Center, Inc.

Presents in Honor of Jeff Linn

“From the Heart Juried Photo Exhibition 2015”

Opening Reception:

Thursday, December 3, 2015

6 – 8  pm

Click Here For More Information:

Gallery Reception

 

Port St. Lucie Civic Center

9221 SE Civic Center Place

 Port St. Lucie, FL

 

Show runs from Dec. 4th to Jan 28, 2016

Gallery Hours:

Monday – Friday 8:15 -4:15

Closed Saturday and Sunday

Civic Center (772) 807-4488

 

 

 

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For  More information about the Treasure Coast Photography Center please contact Robbie at 772.461.2306

 

 

This eight week long photo exhibition is a sponsored event and is being conducted in support of Family Meals, Inc., a Fort Pierce, Florida based nonprofit community outreach organization whose mission is to provide ingredients for holiday home-cooked family meals for the working poor and for families who may not qualify for food stamps or free school lunch programs. This family outreach program is designed to encourage family mealtimes by providing families the tools to get back to the basics – meal times together. For more information on Family Meals, Inc., go to: www.familymealsinc.org

 

 

 

 

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Fish House Art Center-Working Artists’ Studios Located on the Manatee Pocket Waterfront of Florida’s Treasure Coast

The Fish House Art Center is “home” to seven resident artists’ studios that include , Port Salerno Mosaic Studio, Sally Eckman Roberts, Billy Salesnick Fine Art, The Aya Fiber Studio Silk Life Studio, Elizabeth Esther Kelly Weaving Studio and Havana Beads . The Fish House is also home to where you can sip your favorite beverage and hear live music overlooking the beautiful Manatee Pocket.  The resident artists work in their studios year round. Most artists are available Tuesday- Saturday and beginning Friday, November 7th all the studios and Gallery will be open on Friday Nights until 9:00 pm. The public is welcome to watch them work and purchase their creations. Art Gumbo, an art and craft Gallery, sits at the front of the Fish House, featuring local artists’ work in painting, sculpture, glass, textiles, pottery, photography, jewelry, and giftware. The Rickie Report knows you will enjoy visiting this area and exploring the artist’s studios.  Details are here.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Fish House Art Center

Invites You

Open Studios and Gallery Tour

 

Studios are Open on Fridays from 1:00 – 9:00 pm

 

Friday, November 7th 

(Continuing Weekly)

4745 SE Desoto Ave     Stuart, Fl 34997

(located in Manatee Pocket, Port Salerno)

 

 

 

 

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The Fish House Art Center is located on the site of one of the last operating commercial fish houses on Florida’s east coast on the scenic Manatee Pocket waterfront in the historic fishing village of Port Salerno, Florida, just 5 miles south of downtown Stuart. It sits at the end of Salerno Road, east of Dixie Highway (A1A).

 

 

 

 

The Fish House Art Center is “home” to seven resident artists’ studios that include , Port Salerno Mosaic Studio, Sally Eckman Roberts, Billy Salesnick Fine Art, The Aya Fiber Studio, Silk Life Studio, Elizabeth Esther Kelly Weaving Studio and Havana Beads . The Fish House is also home to where you can sip your favorite beverage and hear live music overlooking the beautiful Manatee Pocket. You can also take classes with some of our artists. Come for a class then dine at one of the five restaurants all within easy walking distance of The Art Center. Please visit the artist’s websites to inquire about the classes offered.

The resident artists work in their studios year round. Most artists are available Tuesday- Saturday and beginning Friday, November 7th all the studios and Gallery will be open on Friday Nights until 9:00 pm. The public is welcome to watch them work and purchase their creations. Art Gumbo, an art and craft gallery, sits at the front of the Fish House, featuring local artists’ work in painting, sculpture, glass, textiles, pottery, photography, jewelry, and giftware.

 

 

 

Multi dimensional Mosaic by Diane Con

Multi dimensional Mosaic by Diane Concepcion

 

 

 

 

 

Diane Concepcion

Port Salerno Mosaic Studio

 

Diane dabbled in various creative arts but was most drawn to the medium of mosaic more than anything else.  She loves the idea of taking many pieces and making them one and began as a self-taught hobby while working and raising her family.  Upon retiring, Diane spent a year studying mosaic at the Union Square Art Cooperative in Union Square Park, NYC, moved to Florida and launched her mosaic studio at the Fish House in 2013. Diane just returned from the Institute of Mosaic Art, Berkeley, California and never misses an opportunity to enhance her skills. With mosaic, techniques are key – once the process is conquered, the art emerges. She runs the Port Salerno Mosaic Studio at the Fish House Art Center and sells mosaic art, takes commissions and gives classes. You will find wall art, stepping stones, house numbers, flower pots and table tops for sale. She uses glass or ceramic tile, stained glass, china and repurposed or ‘found’ items. She is offering ‘Intro to Mosaic’ classes. Students can also learn Picassiette (broken china), Smalti, or techniques for exterior applications (such as garden art). Once an ‘Intro’ class is complete, students are invited to drop in during studio hours to work on their Mosaic masterpieces at their individual pace.

Contact Diane at 732 804-4715
www.PSMosaic.com
www.facebook.com/PSMosaicStudio

 

 

 

 

Billy Selesnick Studio

Billy Selesnick Studio

 

 

Billy Selesnick

 

William Selesnick is a renowned artist, cinematographer, author and world traveler who studied under master artists in Paris. He has had studios in New York City, New Hope, PA, Key West and Woodstock, NY. Completing his Key West Series after a seven year residency on the island, Billy relocated his studio to Palm Beach, Florida and then to The Fish House Art Center in Port Salerno. His eclectic art, including murals, oil paintings and pastels are displayed in homes, galleries and establishments around the world. His 40 years of work encompasses images inspired by journeys to Negril, Jamaica, Rio de Janeiro, France, Israel and Egypt. Selesnick’s output ranges from prestigious murals to commissions creating Trompe L’oeil Interiors. He also wrote and directed a number of successful documentaries that have been acquired by PBS. Wherever Billy has lived, his art has left an indelible mark on the community.

 

 

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Loom at Elizabeth Kelly' Studio

Loom at Elizabeth Esther Kelly’ Studio

 

 

Elizabeth Esther Kelly

Weaving & Mixed Media Artist

Life long multi media artist Elizabeth Esther Kelly is weaving beautiful scarves and wraps on a four harness wooden loom, and the process is fascinating and fun to watch. Elizabeth views the art of weaving as the perfect metaphor to demonstrate the interconnectedness of life and the cultivation of compassion through artistic expression. Author, illustrator, designer, painting & textile restorer, Elizabeth’s passion for her work extends to the preservation of the cultural heritage of the Tibetans: nomadic people of the Himalayan region whose lives fully integrated many art forms, among them weaving.

 

Elizabeth and her Corgi, Chrissie invite you to visit her studio/gallery, named ‘Gateway to Tibet’ and see her latest works. There you will also find her personal collection of Tibetan Sacred Arts, jewelry, incense and other items that support meditation. Feel free to email any questions re: schedule, prices & requests.

 

elizabeth@gatewaytotibet.com
www.gatewaytotibet.com
www.gatewaytotibet.blogspot.com
You Tube Channel: elizamas

 

Havana Beads

Havana Beads

 

 

 

Raida Disbrow- Havana Beads

Lampwork Glass Artist & Jewelry Designer

Raida Disbrow is a full time Lampwork (Glass) Artist, and owner of Havana Beads, LLC. She began lampworking in 2005 when she couldn’t find specific colors and designs for her artisan jewelry work. Lampworking is the process of melting glass rods with a torch and creating on a mandrel small works of art. These pieces are decorated with thinner stringer pieces of glass and when completed are kiln annealed for strength and durability. Raida has a great love for nature and therefore frequently incorporates elements in her beads and Artisan Jewelry.

 

 

Havanabeads@yahoo.com
Havanabeads.etsy.com (Bead Sales)
Gentlewinddesigns.etsy.com ( Jewelry Sales)
Havanabeads.blogspot.com

 

 

Sally Eckman Roberts

Sally Eckman Roberts

 

 

 

Sally Eckman Roberts

Home Decor Illustration & Licensing

 

Sally Eckman Roberts is one of the most prolific and successful artist/designers working today in the creation and development of new products for the gift and home decor industries.  Combining her knowledge of design and her talents as an illustrator, Sally creates beautifully detailed images depicting nature in a traditional manner with a contemporary feel. Using watercolor and pencil, and through her delicate blending of rich color, intricate patterns and distinctive borders, Sally’s designs reveal art and nature are one. While her inspiration comes from nature and natural objects, her look is current and trend driven.

 

Sally’s interest in art began as a child growing up in Indiana. After completing her BFA in painting from Miami University in Ohio, Sally gained commercial experience as an illustrator and creative director in design and corporate marketing in Indianapolis. After having two children, and wanting to go out on her own, she created the licensing and marketing division of her own business, Painted Pears.

 

Contact: 317-590-6687
www.sallyeckmanroberts.com
paintpears@aol.com

 

 

 

 

Silk Life Studio

Silk Life Studio

 

Lora Yakimov- Silk Life Studio

 

 

“Art and Creativity have been woven into my life from early childhood. My mother and I would make projects together that were of a practical nature but also fun and creative. This practical aspect continued as we raised four children and encouraged their interests. My art has most often involved fabric and fiber with clothing, quilting, weaving and the needle arts. Recently, I have turned to silk because of its variety of weaves and the rich colors of the dyes. I have been a teacher most of my life and I enjoy sharing my enthusiasm for painting on silk with others.”  Visit Silk Life Studio!  Studio F

 

https://sites.google.com/site/silklife7/home
http://www.facebook.com/pages/Silk-Life/298508396853931

 

 

 

Aya Fiber Studio

Aya Fiber Studio

 

Suzanne Connors- Aya Fiber Studio

 

“I call myself a fiber artist. I love art and I have always enjoyed making art. I have tried many different mediums but always return to fiber and textile art. I am a seamstress and a designer and I have always been intrigued by textiles; and especially if the fiber has a beautiful texture that makes you want to reach out and touch it! I love layering color and combining different tactile fibers.”
The Aya Fiber Studio is a working fiber studio that produces hand dyed indigo shibori fabrics that are made into art-to-wear and home fashion items. The studio offers workshops in shibori, indigo and marbling techniques.

 

http://www.ayafiberstudio.com
https://www.facebook.com/pages/Aya-Fiber-Studio/122713737758995
contact: Suzanne Connors 336-693-4606 ayafiberstudio@gmail.com

 

 

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Jean “Notewell” Gibson Williams Exhibits at North Palm Beach Fall Fair and Port St. Lucie

The Rickie Report has been watching as artist, Jean “Notewell” Gibson Williams continues to emerge as an artist and author.  Most recently, she was guest speaker at the Universal Preservation Hall in Saratoga Springs, NY.  She will be appearing at two local venues in November.  The Rickie Report shares the details and suggests you stop by as she offers her special book, photography, embellished gifts and perfume.

 

 

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Jean “Notewell” Gibson Williams

 

 

 

Saturday, November 1st

North Palm Beach Community Center

1200 Prosperity Farms Rd.  North Palm Beach, FL

9 am – 4 pm

 

 

and

 

Saturday, November 8th

Council of  Aging

2501 SW Bayshore Blvd.  Port St. Lucie, FL

8 am – 4 pm

 

 

Designer, Jean “Notewell” Gibson Williams will be at the North Palm Beach Recreational Center (inside) on Saturday, November 1st, 2014. The Craft Show is located at 1200 Prosperity Farms Road in North Palm Beach, FL from 9:00 am – 4:00pm. Jean will also be showcasing at the Council of the Aging in Port St. Lucie , FL. 2501 SW Bayshore Blvd. (inside), November 8th, from 8 am  – 4:00pm.

 

 

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Universal Preservation Hall, Saratoga Springs, NY

 

 

The author, designer and the granddaughter of the late Founder/Pastor Frank Gibson of Universal (Baptist Church) Preservation Hall, the Cultural Hub of Saratoga Springs, NY. Jean will be autographing her latest book “A Little More Cream and Sugar “featuring; Naliyah Nana’s Angel. She was at the Universal Preservation Hall 26 Washington St. Saratoga Springs, NY recently.

 

"A Little Cream

“A Little More Cream and Sugar” by Jean “Notewell” Williams

 

Naliyah has gotten her little wings and the message of hope, courage and inspiration are continuing to touch everyone’s hearts, as they read “A Little More Cream and Sugar”. We send a heartfelt thank you to everyone for the love extended unto us. The Lovelikeliyah10 Foundation events will be forth coming.

 

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Jean’s newest handbag, “Red”

 

Jean will have books, embellished gifts, heart felt photography from around the world, and her limited Exclusively by Jeannie (c) Handbag Line, etc.

 

Please be on the look out for more creative news!  For additional information, speaking engagements and or products:Pick up the moving saga of a multi-talented ten year old. A Lil More Cream & Sugar featuring: Naliyah Nana’s lil Angel @Amazon, B&N, Books a Mil, U Tube, PRWeb, aired @BRVO, ENT, TRU TV, MSNBC..Purchase: Exclu. By Jeannie (c) Accessories @It’zzz..Time, LLC “Nothing”(R) Parfum but the Best to you! My direction has a purpose

NeWine03@aol.com

 

 

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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.

"Green and Yellow" by BDBarbara

“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.

 

"Tribute" bu BDBarbara

“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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Taylor Loughlin Exhibits at Viva Florida 500!

The Rickie Report first met Taylor Loughlin at ArtiGras 2013 as an emerging artist.  Her oil paintings are effervescent, making the viewer wonder how she captures not only the flow of the water, but the images below with such clarity – a difficult task for underwater paintings.  Celebrate Taylor’s acceptance into Viva Florida 500!  There are two simultaneous exhibits, and awards reception and a public reception.  More details are in this article.

 

Viva Florida 500

 

 

In 1513, Juan Ponce de Leon led the Spanish discovery and exploration of the land he named “La Florida.” Viva Florida 500 is a statewide celebration of Florida’s 500th anniversary.

 

 

Exhibition Celebrating Viva Florida 500!

 

“Celebrating Viva Florida 500!” is a collaborative juried exhibition  — the first of its kind as a collaboration of the Elliott Museum with the Arts Council of Martin County, and the second major show at the new Elliott Museum.

 

Selected works of 129 artists will be exhibited at the Court House Cultural Center Galleries and at the Elliott Museum Exhibition Hall in a joint exhibition from Friday, September 20 through Saturday, October 26th, 2013.

 

Two Locations:

Elliott Museum is located on Hutchinson Island

825 NE Ocean Boulevard

Stuart, FL

(772-225-1961)

Museum hours: Mon – Sunday 10AM-5PM

and

Court House Cultural Center Gallery is located at

80 E. Ocean Boulevard, Stuart, FL

(772-287-6676)

 

A donation of $5.00 is requested

 

Gallery hours: Tuesday-Friday 10AM-4PM; Saturday 11AM-2PM

 

Opening Night Schedule:

Friday, September 20

5:30 – 8:00 pm

Artists’ Receptions

at both the Arts Council and  Elliott Museum

6:30PM – Awards Presentation at the Elliott Museum


Taylor Loughlin 

"Drip" By Taylor Loughlin

“Drip” By Taylor Loughlin

 
Taylor Loughlin studied oil painting at Flagler College where she received her Bachelor of Fine Arts and was also the recipient of the Academic Achievement Award in Art and Design in 2011.  She showcased her paintings at ArtiGras 2013 Emerging Artist Program in Jupiter, Florida.  Her most recent show was a solo exhibition at the Port St. Lucie Civic Center Gallery.  
"Pool Side" by Taylor Loughlin

“Pool Side” by Taylor Loughlin

Loughlin has interned for Flagler College and Vero Beach Museum of Art, while also volunteering for various art programs.  She currently lives and paints in Port St. Lucie, Florida.  Her current work focuses on the body’s interaction with water.
Taylor tells us, ‘The ebb and flow of water dictates how an object appears within it.  The element of water changes how an object appears below the surface and becomes an intriguing visual experience for the viewer. The image may appear broken, foreshortened, or even morphed.  This illusion creates a visual experience, forcing the eye and brain to decipher what it sees.  The fragmentation of the image interacting with water is both puzzling and beautiful.  My work involves mixing highly saturated skin tones with blue hues to illustrate the intricacies of how the flesh and water interact.”
"Pool Steps" by Taylor Loughlin

“Pool Steps” by Taylor Loughlin

For more information about Viva Florida 500!  please visit  http://www.martinarts.org/ .

For more images of Taylor’s please visit:

http://www.taylorloughlinstudios.com/    or call : 772-370-0668.

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Taylor Loughlin Moves from Emerging Artist to SOLO Show!

The Rickie Report first met Taylor Loughlin at ArtiGras, 2013 where she was one of the emerging artists.  It was clear to us at that point, that Taylor was going to move up in the art world and indeed she has!  The Port St. Lucie Civic Center’s Art Gallery is showing Taylor’s work in a SOLO exhibition!  Make a point to go and see her earlier work as well as her current pieces!

 

Port St. Lucie Civic Center Art Gallery

Presents A

SOLO Exhibition by

Taylor Loughlin

Exhibit Runs Through June 6th

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

 

"Pool Steps"

“Pool Steps” by Taylor Loughlin

 

The Port St. Lucie Civic Center’s Art Gallery is proud to announce the opening of its latest exhibit, featuring the work of local artist Taylor Loughlin.  This Civic Center is home to a 2,000 square foot Art Gallery, which is a beautifully-appointed exhibition space, with stately columns and classic woodwork. It offers local and regional artists a professional venue in which to display their work.  The exhibits, which rotate approximately every eight weeks, bring new life and vitality to the Art Gallery and expose visitors to new techniques, ideas and the beauty of all varieties of art. The Art Gallery is open Monday through Friday from 8:15 a.m. to 4:15 p.m., and closed on Saturdays and Sundays. The Civic Center is located at 9221 S.E. Civic Center Place, on the southeast corner of U.S. Highway 1 and Walton Road. 

Getting Ready to Hang Taylor's Show

Getting Ready to Hang Taylor’s Show

Taylor Loughlin is a figurative oil painter and emerging artist from the St. Lucie area.   She received her Bachelor of Fine Arts from Flagler College in 2011.  She has been a recipient of the Academic Achievement Award in Art and Design from Flagler College and John’s Island Community Service League Scholarship.  She took second place in a Student Juried Show at the Crisp-Ellert Art Museum in 2010 and won the “Uncle Reg – Pass It on Award” from the A.E. Backus Gallery Student Juried Show in 2006.

 

"Resting Hands"

“Resting Hands” by Taylor Loughlin

Taylor Loughlin interned with Flagler College in a restoration of paintings done by George W. Maynard.  She worked with students from the Escuela Superior de Arte del Principado de Asturias of Spain, who traveled from Aviles, Spain to restore the original ceiling paintings in the Dining Hall of Flagler College. As an intern, Loughlin worked close with the other students, on 40 foot scaffolding, to reattach falling paint and patch up spots where the paint was worn away.  Taylor also interned with the Vero Beach Art Museum summer camp programs for children interested in the arts and she has volunteered at various art programs for children in South Florida and Saint Augustine,FL.

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“Pool Side” by Taylor Loughlin

Taylor Loughlin currently works and lives in St. Lucie County where she works on her newest collection of paintings.  She focuses on highly saturated skin tones and how far the flesh in an image can be pushed to show color variation.  She is interested in how the figure is portrayed and the colors that make up the skin tones.  Her current work is a study of the figure’s interaction with water—how the form is morphed under the water and how blue tones affect the skin.

"Direct Gaze"

“Direct Gaze” by Taylor Loughlin

Taylor tells us, “The ebb and flow of water dictates how an object appears within it.  The element of water changes how an object appears below the surface and becomes an intriguing visual experience for the viewer. The image may appear broken, foreshortened, or even morphed.  This illusion creates a visual experience, forcing the eye and brain to decipher what it sees.  The fragmentation of the image interacting with water is both puzzling and beautiful.  My work involves mixing highly saturated skin tones with blue hues to illustrate the intricacies of how the flesh and water interact”.

 

To reach Taylor to discuss pricing, purchasing and commission work: www.taylorloughlinstudios.com

taylorkloughlin@yahoo.com

www.facebook.com/taylor.loughlin

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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Rickie@therickiereport.com

561-537-0291

 

Roberta London’s SOLO Exhibit at Port St. Lucie Botanical Gardens

Roberta London has moved from an emerging artist to having a SOLO exhibit at the Port St. Lucie Botanical Gardens Pavilion Building.  The show is up until May 1st, so The Rickie Report suggests you take the time to see it now!

Roberta London

SOLO Exhibit

Port St. Lucie Botanical Gardens

2410 S.E. Westmorland Boulevard

Port St. Lucie, FL 34952

Wednesdays through Sundays

10 am – 4 pm

 

Exhibit Continues Through May 1st

Roberta London’s SOLO exhibit includes 18 floral photographs printed on canvas.  Why would a Botanical Garden show photographs of flowers and plants?  Because when you see London’s art work, you feel as though you can reach out and touch a real, living piece of nature!

 

Lily By Moonlight

Lily By Moonlight

 

Getting started in photography…and the journey

Roberta tells The Rickie Report, “Practical matters led me to photography.  I was active in my community in a movement to improve the schools, and used still photography and 16mm film (hmmm, that really was quite a long time ago!) to document and advocate for exemplary programs, teachers, classroom approaches.”

 

She goes on to explain her surprise, “Responses to those early works were eye-openers for me. People were so moved by the images and the messages.  I was hooked!  Over the next 15 years I produced films, video and television  programs, all the while concentrating on ways to compose scenes, and mix sound and picture to tell stories that would pack an emotional punch.”

 

She moved moved from New York to Florida in 2006  and ” was dazzled by the landscape and the light, and the flowers that grew everywhere.  It was time to pick up the camera again, this time to focus not on issues but instead on the beauty in my new environment.”

Magnolia Pod

Magnolia Pod

 

Planning out the work…or not…when the creative juices flow…what I hope my work will give to others

London explains, “Most often I work out in the field.  Generally I set off with a particular destination in mind, although I can get pulled in another direction if, on the way, some irresistible scene or tree or flower presents itself.  Then the agenda is scrapped and I tackle the unknown & the unexpected: wind, ever-changing light, backgrounds that look good from the road but not so great up close, insects moving around in the middle of my close-up shot.   And then there are those magical times when it all comes together – light, color, background, luscious blooms, and I look through the lens and my reaction is visceral. Those are the moments when I think ‘something’s happening here,’ and I want that to happen for people when they see my work.”

 

Roberta London on a Photo Shoot

Roberta London on a Photo Shoot

Education/training

Roberta is not formally trained in photography and has learned primarily by “doing” and by studying the works (and words of wisdom) of photographers whose art she admires: Clyde Butcher, Joseph Holmes, Brooks Jensen, Michael Reichmann, Jonathan Silverman, to name just a few.  She says, “The learning process never ends.  And it never should.”

“The guiding principle as I work is my belief that a photograph — a fine art photograph — should set a mood, impart a sense of place, and above all stir one’s emotions.  My approach is not to document the perfect orchid or tulip or lily.  Instead it is to create an image that is rich with atmosphere and emotion.”

 

WaterLily

WaterLily

 

 

The Rickie Report hopes you will go to see Roberta London’s SOLO Exhibition at The Port St. Lucie Botanical Gardens Pavillion Building, 2410 S.E. Westmorland Blvd, Port St. Lucie, FL 34952. The Gardens hours are Wednesday through Sunday 10AM-4PM.  For more information about the Botanical Gardens call: 772-337-1959 or info@pslbotanicalgardens.org

For more information about Roberta and her work please visit: www.robertalondonphotography.com    phone: 772-287-9690    or rlrphoto@yahoo.com

 

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