Historic Ali Cultural Arts In Pompano Beach Presents “Double Exposure” Featuring A.J. Brown, Visual Artist And Vocalist On April 25

The Historic Ali Cultural Arts in Pompano Beach presents “Double Exposure”, an expression of A.J. Brown’s double life as both a visual artist and vocalist.  The free exhibit opens on Thursday, April 25.  Visitors are taken on a journey through time and space with each painting. The pieces cover a wide range of subject matter and artistic genres, including portrait, still life, landscape and abstract.  A concert featuring A.J. is planned for May 10.  This exhibit is available through June 14.  The Rickie Report shares the details and a sneak peek!

 

 

 

353 Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Boulevard     Pompano Beach, FL

954.786.7877       aliarts.org

Tuesday-Friday, 10am-6pm | Saturday, 10am – 4pm

| Sundays & Mondays, CLOSED

 

 

PRESENTS:

“DOUBLE     EXPOSURE”

 

 

OPENING  RECEPTION:

THURSDAY, APRIL 25

6 – 8  PM

Free Admission

Exhibit available April 24 – June 14, 2019

Concert:  MAY 10, 2019

954.786.7877       aliarts.org

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

A.J. Brown tells The Rickie Report, “I paint whatever moves me.  When I spend time to capture and visually record whatever appeals to my emotional senses at specific moments in my life, the intention is to share that experience with the viewer. My portraits are few and personal, usually of different icons, family members and close friends. Some of my landscapes are, in essence, also portraits, revealing protected treasures, unique geographical locations, or ways of living. My still life pieces typically reflect atmospheric and philosophic statements, and my abstracts reflect my freedom to commit to the journey from a blank canvas to what was created.”

 

 

Exploring the exhibition, visitors are taken on a journey through time and space with each painting. The pieces cover a wide range of subject matter and artistic genres, including portrait, still life, landscape and abstract.   “We are so gratified to be able to exhibit the very vivid and fresh art works of A.J. Brown,” said Phyllis Korab, Cultural Affairs Director. “His vibrant work offers glimpses into his own passionate nature and brings Pompano Beach a burst of Caribbean energy and flavor. The fact that he’s also a talented vocalist is icing on the cake!”

 

 

 

A.J. Brown discovered the world of art when he attended Cornwall College in Jamaica. The ensuing four years were most creatively stimulating and rewarding for him as he learned to balance his visual art and musical talents in a symbiotic relationship. Brown attended art classes during the week, and on weekends he performed as a cabaret artist in multiple hotels along Jamaica’s north coast.

 

 

Brown’s artistic talents got a boost when he was accepted to attend the Jamaica School of Art at Cultural Training Complex (now renamed The Edna Manley College for the Visual and Performing Arts. He then moved to Las Vegas and was graduated from UNLV with another degree, a B.A. in Art, and his paintings and drawings were exhibited in a number of galleries and exhibitions in Las Vegas.

 

 

After graduation, Brown returned to Jamaica, and alongside his attention to performance and recording, his commitment to visual arts remained constant. His paintings and drawings were included in several exhibitions there. In 2003, he mounted his first one-man exhibition at The Jamaica Pegasus Hotel in Kingston. Brown is now firmly established as an artist whose works are being exhibited alongside the many of the masters of Jamaican visual art, and his own brand of art exhibition he calls Visuals in Performance or VIP enjoys a robust following. The Jamaica Tourist Board invited him to be a part of the 2006 Houston International Festival, and Brown has also been featured at The Liguanea Festival of Fine Art and Photography (Jamaica) and a participating artist at the annual four day Montego Bay Chamber of Commerce Art Expo.

 

 

About Historic Ali Cultural Arts:

The mission Historic Ali Cultural Arts is to both celebrate the history and culture of the African American community in Pompano Beach and to enhance local access to the cultural arts, with a focus on dance, music and the spoken word, including poetry, storytelling and theater, as part of the Downtown Pompano Creative Arts District. Visual art exhibitions also feature the best in local, regional, national artists.

Built in the 1930s, Ali Cultural Arts is a rare surviving example of early 20th century architecture that once comprised a thriving commercial district along Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Boulevard (historically named Rock Road). Once the home and business site belonging to Florence Major Ali and her husband, Frank, the two-story building has significant historical importance the Northwest Community of Pompano Beach, as it was the first black-owned building in the City. 

 

About the Pompano Beach Cultural Affairs Department:

The mission of the Pompano Beach Cultural Affairs Department is to provide cultural programming that includes the visual arts, music, film, theater, dance, public art, history, and historic preservation for the enjoyment and enrichment of residents of and visitors to Pompano Beach, Broward County, and the greater South Florida area. The department programs and manages the City’s premiere cultural arts venues including the Pompano Beach Cultural Center, Historical Ali Cultural Arts, Bailey Contemporary Arts, the Pompano Beach Amphitheater, and the Blanche Ely Historical Home. The department also oversees the City’s Public Art Program and the Pompano Beach “Crossroads” multi-disciplinary initiative.

 

 

 

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17019 SW Sapri Way   Port St. Lucie, FL 34986

Stan Greenfield Is Featured Wellington Art Society Member With SOLO Exhibit At Whole Foods Wellington

Wellington Art Society member, Stan Greenfield, will be the Featured Artist with a SOLO exhibition at the gallery at Wellington Whole Foods Market.  The exhibit runs from January through March.  The public is invited to three Free “Meet the Artist” events on January 22, February 21, and March 14.  The Rickie Report shares the details and some sneak peeks of Stan’s artworks. All works on display are for sale and partial proceeds will benefit the Wellington Art Society Scholarship Fund.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

WELLINGTON   ART   SOCIETY

Presents

A   SOLO   EXHIBITION

by

STAN   GREENFIELD

 

MEET  THE  ARTIST:

Tuesday, January 22

Thursday, February 21

Thursday, March 14

Free and Open to the Public

Whole Foods Market Cafe

2635 SR7 Wellington, FL

561.904.4000

Exhibit Is Available Now through March, 2019

 

 

“Sand Trap” by  Stan Greenfield

 

 

 

Wellington Art Society member Stan Greenfield will have an exhibit of his paintings at the Gallery in the Wellington Whole Foods Market.  The exhibit will run from early January through March.  He will host three “Meet the Artist” events, which are free and open to the public: Tuesday, January 22, Thursday, February 21, and Thursday, March 14.  Everyone is invited to hear about what motivates Stan’s choice of subject and how he goes about creating these paintings.

 

“Siblings” by Stan Greenfield

 

 

 

Stan has been drawing since he was a young boy, beginning with comic strip characters.  He was admitted to the Music and Art High School in Manhattan that focused on talented students. As a teen he would sit in his father’s restaurant and draw portraits of the young men going into the military.  His father displayed them on the wall as a sort of “honor roll”.

 

 

“Resting On The Rocks” by Stan Greenfield

 

 

 

 

After high school, Stan continued his education at City College of New York where his interest in painting began with watercolors and oils.  He graduated with a Bachelor of Arts Degree majoring in art.  He began his career in graphic arts, working for different advertising agencies and art studios.  He eventually started his own business which was highly successful with many Fortune 500 clients.

 

“Cowboy” by Stan Greenfield

 

 

After retiring and moving to Florida, Stan began painting in earnest.  His passion was ignited into landscapes, portraits and many different subjects. He now lives in Florida in the winter and the Berkshires in Massachusetts in the summer.  He hopes everyone will enjoy his work as much as he enjoyed creating it!

 

 

 

 

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

For further information please visit wellingtonartsociety.org

 

 

 

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

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17019 SW Sapri Way   Port St. Lucie, FL 34986

 

 

 

Ingrid Robinson Is Featured In Arts Garage Exhibit, “Glimpse” With Free Opening Reception On December 7th

The Arts Garage in Delray Beach announces the Opening Reception of “Glimpse” on Friday, December 7th, featuring emerging artists Ingrid Robinson and Bhavna Bhen.  The Arts Garage, connecting people in the community to the world, through the Arts, is located in downtown Delray Beach.  Ingrid’s artistry echoes this mission through her portraits, which focus on every-day life, something we can all relate to.  The Rickie Report shares the details and some sneak peeks. Please RSVP to this Free Event!  The Exhibit is available December 7 through December 30th.  

 

 

 

 

 

94 NE 2nd Avenue    Delray Beach, FL 33444

561.450.6357    http://artsgarage.org

 

 

GRASSROOTS   GALLERY

ARTS  GARAGE

PRESENTS:

 

 

 

“G L I M P S E”

Art Exhibit    

FEATURING:

 

 

 

 Opening  Reception:  

Friday, December 7

5 – 7 pm  

 

Grassroots Gallery at the Arts Garage

 94 NE 2nd Avenue   Delray Beach, FL 

 

“Moment in Time” by Ingrid Robinson

 

 

 

 

“GLIMPSE” is free and open to the public:

Tuesdays through Saturdays:    Noon – 6 pm

On evenings we have events, the Gallery is open until 10 pm

 

 

 

“Mother and Daughter Ballerinas” by Ingrid Robinson

 

 

Ingrid Robinson tells The Rickie Report, “After enduring painful personal hardships, including the sudden death of my only child Michelle, my tenacity and perseverance pushed me beyond the veil of depression to discover my new found passion for painting. I continue to prove that no matter what your age, you can find a new, inspiring life after pain”. 

 

 

 

“You Can’t Tell Me Who To Love!” by Ingrid Robinson

 

 

Ingrid says, “My oil paintings have charm and a sense of innocence that are easy for viewers to connect with.  After having moved to Florida, an unknown environment, I set down roots and made my new home one of creativity and comfort.  My work has won several awards.  I continue to hone my artistic skills”.

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“Washing Dishes on Saturday Night” by Ingrid Robinson
“I paint to enhance people’s lives through fun, inspiration, creativity, and self-expression,” Ingrid explains.  

Beyond her paintings, Ingrid has founded Artists And Charities Hand in Hand!  The first event takes place on Sunday, December 16th from 10 am – 5 pm at the Mandel JCC in Palm Beach Gardens.  Ingrid has curated over 30 fine artists, who will be selling their artwork to benefit the Constance and David Blacher Children’s Special Needs Programs.   The $18. couvert includes a raffle ticket, catered food, and wine. We urge you to register for this event Here

For more information about Ingrid Robinson’s artwork, her exhibit at Delray Arts Garage or Artists and Charities Hand In Hand:

ingrid.robinson2@yahoo.com

 

Call:  415.419.4292

 

 

 

 

 

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17019 SW Sapri Way   Port St. Lucie, FL 34986

WAS And Whole Foods Wellington Feature International Fine Artist Laurie Snow Hein

The Wellington Art Society in conjunction with Whole Foods Market Wellington features internationally licensed fine artist, Laurie Snow Hein. The public is invited to attend a Meet The Artist Reception on Friday, August 25th. Whole Foods Market Wellington will provide delicious appetizers, wine and live music. In addition, there will be special door prizes. The Wellington Art Society requests a $5 per person donation to go toward their Scholarship Fund. Her paintings are on exhibition now through September. Combining art food, wine and music is a wonderful way to begin your weekend! The Rickie Report shares the details and some sneak peeks.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

WELLINGTON ART SOCIETY

Presents

A SOLO EXHIBITION

by

LAURIE  SNOW  HEIN

PUBLIC RECEPTION:

Friday, August 25th

6:30 – 8:00 pm

$5. Covers Music, Wine, Food and Donation to WAS Scholarship Fund

Exhibit Is Available Now through September

Whole Foods Market Cafe

2635 SR7 Wellington, FL

561.904.4000

 

Laurie Snow Hein “Blue Cypress Lake Osprey”

 

 

Laurie Snow Hein is published and licensed worldwide as an award winning artist and illustrator.  She has been painting all her life. Both her parents, her grandmother and her brother were also artists. When she was 12, Laurie started studying with Graham Ingels, a retired illustrator and portrait painter in Lantana. After high school she won a full scholarship to Columbus College. Laurie married and enjoyed painting part time but at age 40 after her husband lost his job, she began teaching and accepting portrait commissions in order to support her family.

 

Laurie Snow Hein, “Beauty Parlor”

 

 

Laurie’s paintings were noticed by a national publisher and her successful career in art publishing and licensing was launched. You can find her licensed products in Walmart, Target, Cracker Barrel and specialty shops. She is proud she was able to support her six children with her art. Her painting style is “Old World Realism”, which is highlighted in her Southern landscapes, Everglades imagery, tropical plants and seascapes. Her paintings are alive with vibrant color and light. She is also known for her creative portraits of children, adults and animals. Laurie is a successful oil painter, illustrator of several books, art instructor and portrait artist.

 

 

 

Laurie Snow Hein “Golden Morning St. Augustine”

 

 

Laurie teaches art classes, conducts workshops and displays her art in top festivals throughout the country. She is listed in “Who’s Who in American Art”, “Who’s Who in America” and “Who’s Who Of American Women”. She has painted executive portraits for Furman College, Palm Beach Atlantic College and St. Vincent Hospital. Avon Company commissioned her to paint the Mothers Day plate in 2009 which sold out. Her newest collection “Freedom’s Spirit” was started to raise awareness of the plight of the wild mustangs of America.

 

 

For more information about Laurie Snow Hein’s artwork: 

artistlsh@gmail.com

lauriesnowhein.com

https://www.facebook.com/CollectFineArt/

561.324.0100 

 

To sign up for Laurie’s blog:

https://goo.gl/uu898Q

 

 

 

 

Laurie Snow Hein “Wood storks Breakfast club”

WAS:

The Wellington Art Society is a non-profit charitable organization In its 36th year. It is open to artists of all mediums and patrons of the arts, allowing both local and regional artists to display their art work in local galleries, interact with other artists and serve the community through their art.

For further information please visit wellingtonartsociety.org

 

 

 

 

 

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17019 SW Sapri Way   Port St. Lucie, FL 34986

Armory Art Center Offers Summer Camp For Grades 1 Through 12 And Summer Art Academy For Career-Minded High School Students

The “Summer Art Experience” at the Armory Art Center is filled with fun and creativity for grades 1 through 12. Innovative weekly themes include drawing, painting, sculpture, jewelry, fashion, ceramics, and printmaking. Teens can discover the latest developments in 3-D printing technology with the Armory’s new 3D jewelry and ceramics printers. Activities take place June 5 through August 4th. The Armory Summer Art Experience includes public receptions showing artwork created during each session and field trips. For high schoolers wanting to make their careers in art, check out the “Summer Art Academy”. The Rickie Report shares the details and urges you to sign up before spaces are filled!

 

 

 

 

811 Park Place    West Palm Beach, FL 33401
561-832-1776     armoryart.org

 

 

 

 

 

 

Activities include:
• A week filled with high-quality art education
• Immersion in various creative techniques for diverse interests and skill building
• Excursions to local venues
• Public art show receptions in June and August

 

 

Registering online, by phone, or walk-in is quick and easy.

• Payment in full is required at the time of registration. Some weeks fill quickly—don’t delay!
• Register for as many weeks as you like.
• A $20 discount per week is provided for multiple enrollments within the immediate family or for one camper over multiple weeks.
• Membership is not required to attend Summer Art Experience.
• By purchasing a Youth or Family Membership, Summer Art Experience students will receive a 10% discount on all 8-week studio art classes during the year of their membership.
• Extended childcare in the morning and afternoon is available for an additional fee.

– Tuition assistance may be available upon approval of the financial assistance application found on our website at http://www.armoryart.org/scholarship.

– Tuition includes all art materials and one camp T-shirt.

– Students bring a lunch, two snacks, and beverages.

REFUND POLICY: Tuition is refundable up to five business days prior to the start of your camp week minus 10% of tuition for cancellation. Please note that there is no refund for a student dismissed from camp due to behavior which endangers or disrupts camp activities.  

 

Most instructors have a master’s degree in art and/or education and all have had a background check. Our camp leaders are skilled in working with youth in the arts. We look forward to providing a safe and enriching environment for your child.

 

 

JUMPSTART Grades 1 – 2
& ADVENTURES IN ART Grades 3 – 5

$235 per week*
*Weeks 2 and 6 will have field trips and have an additional fee of $23 per camper.

WEEK 1 June 5th-9th Hola Summer – Art of Latin America

WEEK 2 June 12th-16th Da Vinci to Degas* – The Human Figure & Portraits

WEEK 3 June 19th-23rd Abstract Expressionism – Celebrating Our Independence

WEEK 4 June 26th-30th Nature as Art – Bugs, Birds, & Botanicals All Around

Friday, June 30 4:30-6:30 pm Mid-Summer Exhibition & Reception
WEEK 5 July 10th-14th Pop Art with a POW! – Superhero Stories

WEEK 6 July 17th-21st Stargazers* – Van Gogh & Beyond

WEEK 7 July 24th-28th Medieval Myths & Art -Tales of Knights & Dragons

WEEK 8 July 31st- Aug 4th Exploring African Art – A Safari of Culture & Wildlife

Friday, Aug. 4th   4:30-6:30 pm Good Bye to Summer Exhibition

 

 

DAILY SCHEDULE FOR GRADES 1-5

9:00 – 10:30 am Early morning workshops
10:30 – 10:45 am Snack
10:45 am – 12:15 pm Mid-morning workshops
12:15 – 1:15 pm Lunch and recess
1:15 – 2:45 pm Mid-afternoon workshops
2:45 – 3:00 pm Snack
3:00 – 4:30 pm Late afternoon workshops

 

ROCKIN’ ART WORKSHOPS Grades 6 – 12

$285 per week
Age groups are divided according to weekly enrollment.

WEEK 1 June 5th–9th

Graffiti
OR
Cartooning
OR
Sculpture: Book Art

 

WEEK 2 June 12th-16th

Painting
OR
Digital and Video
OR
Fashion Accessories: Bead and Seed Weaving OR
Ceramics: Wheel Throwing and 3D Printing

 

WEEK 3 June 19th-23rd

Digital Photography
OR
Fashion: Upcycle
OR
Jewelry and 3D Printing
OR
Sculpture: Turn a Room Into Art

 

WEEK 4 June 26th-30th

Photoshop Fun With Your Photos
OR
Printmaking and Journaling
OR
Ceramics: Hand building and Raku

Friday, June 30th  4:30-6:30 pm Mid-Summer Exhibition & Reception

 

WEEK 5 July 10th-14th

Painting
OR
Photo Transfer Techniques: Cyanotype
OR
Soft Sculpture

 

WEEK 6 July 17th-21st

Digital Anime and Your Art
OR
Ceramics: Handbuilding and 3D Printing
OR
Jewelry and 3D Printing

 

WEEK 7 July 24th-28th

Digital Photography
OR
Printmaking: Block Prints and Pattern
OR
Ceramics: Glazing and Color

 

WEEK 8 July 31 – Aug 4th

Street Art
OR
Sculpture: Objects Big and Small
OR
Ceramics: Wheel Throwing and 3D Printing

Friday, Aug 4th  4:30-6:30 pm Good Bye to Summer Exhibition

 

When registering for Summer Art Academy, receive a 10% discount toward any of the Summer Art Experience classes.

(Summer Art Academy is designed for rising juniors and rising seniors who are career-minded students of the visual arts)

 

Preparing for College Scholarships?

Summer Art Academy was developed to help advanced students prepare for college scholarship opportunities and propel career-minded students of the visual arts. Two classes were developed with the guidance of visual art teachers from Bak Middle School of the Arts and Dreyfoos School of the Arts.

Looking for a scholarship to art school?
PRE-COLLEGE PORTFOLIO
REVIEW WORKSHOP
for Incoming Juniors

A student portfolio is a vital part of admission and scholarship decisions. This week-long workshop will assist students in the thoughtful selection and arrangement of pre-existing artwork. The instructor will make recommendations for work that needs to be added for the best outcome.
Emphasis will be placed on:
• Work process
• Technical and analytical skills
• Aesthetics
• Time management

Be prepared for the portfolio review
and admission process:
DAY 1: Introduce Yourself – As an artist, student, and visionary
Day 2: Critical Thinking – Is your portfolio complete?
Day 3: Digital Portfolio – How to clean up and post your work
Day 4: The Magical Order – What goes first, last, and in between
Day 5: Mock portfolio review session

Instructor: Amber Tutwiler

Amber is an instructor of sculpture at FAU. She attended Dreyfoos School of the Arts for Visual Art, Massachusetts College of Art and Design, and received her MFA from Florida Atlantic University
for Mixed Media.

Workshops are offered two times:
Monday through Friday | 10:30 am – 3:30 pm
Register for June 5-9, 2017
OR
Register for July 17-21, 2017
Tuition per workshop: $200

Be one step ahead…
INTENSIVE DRAWING & SCULPTURE WORKSHOP
for Incoming Freshmen

Rising freshmen in art school need to strengthen their two-dimensional and three-dimensional
skill sets. In this workshop young students will:
• Navigate drawing (2D) and sculpture (3D) as a powerful way to express how the artist sees
the world.
Explore drawing and sculpture materials and tools.
• Create using both imagined situations and observable nuances of the human figure and the
environment.
Sculpture……..10:30 am – 12:30 pm
Learn about volume, mass, and structure while building with clay.
Lunch and break 12:30 – 1:30 pm
Drawing……..1:30 – 3:30 pm

A focus will be on observational drawing such as perspective in interiors, the structure of the human body, and scale in a still life.

Sculpture Instructor: Joshua Davis

Joshua studied illustration at the Savannah College of Art and Design where he earned his BFA. At Florida University he earned his MFA with an emphasis in painting and industrial and mechanical design.

Drawing Instructor: Vishan Seenath

Vishan is a graduate of Dreyfoos School of the Arts and earned a BA in studio art at FSU. He attended West Dean College in the UK, where he earned an MFA in painting and drawing from the University of Sussex.

Workshops are offered two times:
Monday through Friday | 10:30 am – 3:30 pm
Register June 5-9, 2017
OR
Register July 17-21, 2017
Tuition per workshop: $200

When registering for these workshops, receive a 10% discount toward any of the Summer Art Experience studio classes, including 3D printing, digital design, ceramics, glass, fashion, and jewelry. armoryart.org/youthartcamps

For more information about these activities, classes, workshops or events for children or adults at the Armory Art Center:

armoryart.org

561.832.1776

 

 

 

 

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17019 SW Sapri Way   Port St. Lucie, FL 34986

Renee Plevy’s Paintings At Cultural Council Of Palm Beach County Explore “Transitions”

Renee Plevy, an award winning artist, presents “Transitions”, an exhibition of her paintings, at the Cultural Council of Palm Beach County in Lake Worth. The Public is invited to the exhibit which runs from now through December 10th. Renee has a long list of accomplishments in the art world and is well known for her portraits.  The Rickie Report shares the details of this Free Exhibit and some sneak peeks.

 

 

 

 

“TRANSITIONS”

Featuring:

R E N E E       P L E V Y

 

 

Now through December 10, 2016

 

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Painting by Renee Plevy

 

 

Cultural Council of Palm Beach County

The Robert M. Montgomery, Jr. Building
601 Lake Avenue     Lake Worth, FL 33460
Phone: (561) 471-2901 Fax: (561) 687-9484
info@palmbeachculture.com

 

 

Public Hours:
Tuesday – Saturday | 10 a.m. – 5 p.m.
Closed Sunday and Monday

 

 

 

 

Parking:
There is free, 4-hour parking along Lake Worth’s Downtown streets. There is also a public parking lot on the east side of “L” Street, across from the Cultural Council’s building.

 

 

 

 

 

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“Excursion” by Renee Plevy

 

 

 

A lifelong artist, Renee has painted many well-known persons for their private collections, and has had one person shows in museums, galleries, and has shown in Lincoln Center, NYC. She has been in over 68 Galleries and Juried Art Shows.  Known for her “Portrait of a Woman” Organization wherein she has painted 23 oil portraits of famous Women Community Leaders from throughout Palm Beach County who have been honored at a Palm Beach Luncheon for the last four years. Renee has completed 23 oil Portraits of Prominent Palm Beach County Women Community Leaders for Portrait Of A Woman Legacy Series.

 

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“Celebration” by Renee Plevy

 

 

 

Renee has always had the ability to capture the soul and spirit of her subject. As a colorist, she has used her medium to portray the essence of a person’s personality. An award winning member of the Boca Raton Museum’s Artist Guild and Women of the Visual Arts, she won First Prize with the Guild for her painting “Excursion” exhibited at the Nathan D. Rosen Biannual Exhibit.

 

 

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“Contemplation” by Renee Plevy

 

 

 

Renee Plevy has a long list of accomplishments in the art world, including award winning exhibitions from the Northeast to Florida. She has been involved with numerous art-related organizations, giving her time and expertise. In addition, her artwork has been included in government projects, such as the Paterson Courthouse WPA Mural Restoration, Paterson, NJ. Plevy’s teaching affiliations continue to grow.

 

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“Young Girl With Pail” by Renee Levy

 

 

 

In NYC, Renee studied with internationally known portrait painters at the Art Student League, The School of Visual Arts and Parsons. At the same time she taught portraiture at the School of Visual Arts and was prominent with National Artist’s Equity. Renee currently paints in Palm Beach County, FL focusing on commissioned work, private classes, personal portraits and pet portraits.

 

 

 

 

 

 

For more information about Renee Plevy’s artwork, workshops or exhibits:

Renee Plevy
(561) 736-8108 (Phone/Fax)    (561) 302-1380 (Cell)
renee@reneeplevy.com      www.ReneePlevy.com

 

 

 

 

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The Rickie Report

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Re-energize Yourself At The Boca Raton Museum Of Art School In One Of Their Special 4-day Workshops For Adults Or Teens

Tired of summer? Feeling sluggish? You can re-energize yourself at the Boca Raton Museum Of Art School in one of their special 4-day workshops for adults or teens!  Their new new fashion and design workshop for teens was a big success in June …AND it was sold out. The teens (not all girls!) created several garments, leaning how to us a sewing machine to create seams, straight hems, and all sorts of things. The Rickie Report gives the details for this and other Workshops, including “Boot Camp for Expressionists” with Mile Levanthall, a Video Workshop, a Drawing Workshop – plus more Summer Camp opportunities!

 

 

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Boca Raton Museum of Art – The Art School
801 W. Palmetto Road, Boca Raton FL 33486
561-392-2503

bocamuseum.org/theartschool

 

SUMMER WORKSHOPS FOR

ADULTS

OR

TEENS

 

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Painting by Miles Laventhall

 

 

“ Boot Camp for Expressionists: The Nude in Landscape and Abstraction” is a four day intensive painting workshop with popular instructor Miles Laventhall. August 15 to August 18. This is a terrific painting workshop in which you might be tired each evening, but exhilarated at the end of the week. This is a wonderful way for novices and experienced artist to get your creative endorphins racing and create new paintings.

 

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Miles Laventhall

 

 

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Teen from June Fashion Design & Sewing Workshop

 

Fashion Design & Sewing workshop teens are learning to use sewing machines and making a variety of garments. 1 – 3:30pm, August 2 – August 5.

The early summer workshop in June sold out!

 

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Sewing Workshop

The Drawing Workshop is for serious teens interested in drawing from observations and learning to draw the human figure. 1 – 3:30 pm, July 19 to July 22.

 

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Charcoal Drawing

 

 

 

In the Video Workshop teens work together to create their own video. 10 am – 4 pm, August 9 to August 12.

 

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Child’s Self Portrait

 

The Art School’s fun, creative summer camp for children ages 5 to 12 continues to August 12. Theme weeks include Portraits, International Arts Week and Color Explosion.

 

For information about classes call 561-392-2503 or visit the new website http://www.bocamuseum.org
bocamuseum.org/theartschool


Facebook: www.facebook.com/bocaschool

The Boca Raton Museum Art School

 801 West Palmetto Park Road, Boca Raton, Florida 33486

 

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

Rickie Leiter, Publisher

The Rickie Report

P.O.Box 33423

Palm Beach Gardens, FL 33420

Rickie@therickiereport.com

561-537-0291

CJR Fine Arts & Frame Administers TOTAL LIQUIDATION Of Over $1 Million Fine Art!

CJR Fine Arts & Frame is administering a TOTAL LIQUIDATION of over $1 million Fine Art, Originals and Limited Editions from Princess, Norwegian, Holland America, Carnival and Costa Cruise Lines!  This event is Free and Open to the Public on Saturday, April 9th from 10 am – 4pm. Individual appointments are available before that date, but DO NOT DELAY! The Rickie Report shares the details and gives you a virtual tour.

 

 

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CJR Fine Arts & Frame

514B North State Road 7
Royal Palm Beach, FL 33411
 561-333-9472
Email mail@cjrfinearts.com

 

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SNEAK PEEKS OF SALE:

 

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Behrens “Shimmering Waters”

CJRLUHONG IMPLICATIONS OF GENESIS

Luhong  “Implications of Gensis”

CJRSarminsky Golf

Sarminsky “Golf” 3D

CJRPECK-TROPICAL-BEAUTY

Peck “Tropical Beauty”

CJRROCKWELLDISASTEROUS-DARING

Rockwell “Disastrous Daring”

CLICK HERE:

Virtual Tour of CJR Fine Arts & Frame

 

 

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For more information:

CJR Fine Arts & Frame

514B North State Road 7      Royal Palm Beach, FL 33411
561-333-9472
Email mail@cjrfinearts.com

 

 

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

Rickie Leiter, Publisher

The Rickie Report

P.O.Box 33423

Palm Beach Gardens, FL 33420

Rickie@therickiereport.com

561-537-0291

 

APBC Art On Park Gallery Calls For Portraits And Announces Next Exhibit Open To The Public

APBC Art on Park Gallery Presents “Portraits 2016 Exhibit”, celebrating portrait artists in Palm Beach County.  Submissions should be a painting, photograph, sculpture, collage or other artistic representation of a person or animal, in which the face and its expression predominates.  2D and 3D works are included.  Katie Deits will be the judge for prizes, including cash prizes.  Deadline for Entries: February 8, 2016.  Everyone is welcome to the Opening Reception on February 19th, with an Afterparty at the Brewhouse Gallery down the street.  The Rickie Report shares the details here. This Call For Entries is Open to non-Members who are residents of Palm Beach County.

 

 

 

 

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800 Park Avenue Lake Park, Florida 33403

561-345-2842

 

 

 

“PORTRAITS 2016 EXHIBIT”

CALL TO ARTISTS

Deadline: February 8, 2016

 

 

 

Opening Public Reception:

Friday, February 19, 2016

5 – 8 pm

 

 

 

AfterParty: Brewhouse Gallery

8pm

720 Park Ave, Lake Park (on the next block east of Art on Park Gallery)

 

Exhibit runs: February 16 to March 31, 2016

 

 

 

Art on Park Gallery

Hours: Monday through Saturday Noon – 6 PM

 

 

AWARDING

* $50 for First Place * $25 for Second Place * Honorable Mention *

 

 

 

 

Our judge is Katie Deits: sculptor, Master Photographer, educator, and writer, who studied art in New York City and Florence, Italy. She has a bachelor of fine arts degree from University of South Florida, holds the Florida Degree of Photographic Excellence and a Master of Photography from Professional Photographers of America. She has been on the art faculties of Barry University and Palm Beach Community College and is a former Director of the Lighthouse ArtCenter.

 

 

 

To access the submission form go to:

http://www.artistsofpalmbeachcounty.org/eventdetail.php?272

 

DETAILS:

 

  • Open to all artists who live in Palm Beach County, Florida

 

  • Submissions should be a painting, photograph, sculpture, collage or other artistic representation of a person or animal, in which the face and its expression predominates.

 

  • Submissions must be by artists who live in Palm Beach County, FL.

 

  • Multimedia , 2D and 3D work welcomed.

 

  • Maximum Size: 36″ wide x 60″ high.

 

  • Submission deadline: Monday, February 8, 2016

 

  • Please do not submit work that is not ready to hang.

 

  • There is no time to have work finished before the drop off date.

 

  • Submissions and payments to be sent in electronically via our website.

 

  • APBC Members non-refundable entry fee: $15 for up to three pieces (.jpg up to 3 MB)

 

  • Non-Members non-refundable entry fee: $25 for up to three pieces (.jpg up to 3 MB)

 

  • IMPORTANT: Members will receive 75% of the gross sale.
  • Non-Members will receive 65% of the gross sale.

 

  • Please price your work accordingly.

 

  • Juried by the Art on Park Gallery Management Committee

 

  • Notification to artists on or before Saturday, February 13, 2016

 

  • Hand delivery of artwork, Monday, February 15 from 12:00 pm to 5:00 pm

 

  • Art Pickup: Saturday, April 2, 12:00 noon to 5:00 pm

 

 

 

Please read these entire instructions before you proceed:

 

If you want to join APBC please follow the “Become a Member” link BEFORE you enter the exhibit. After you pay the membership fee ($50 for one year), please make sure you complete the registration process by following the provided links and email instructions to fill in your user name/password and contact details. Or you can renew your membership if it has lapsed.

 

 

Go to the “APBC Exhibitions” tab on the left side column of the Home page. Go to the BEST OF 2016 event and click on the provided link. Please check the appropriate link for member or non-member submission fee.

 

 

After you enter/edit the information fields, go to the bottom of the page to: “Exhibition Name” “Select an Exhibition Name.” Select PORTRAIT 2016, then click the last link: “proceed to Submit . . .”

 

 

You should have your image ready to upload (JPEG format only, no larger than 3 MB). After you have chosen your image click the UPLOAD button. You will then be asked to fill in the name, medium, size and price of the image. When this is complete you have reached the final step. Click the button. You should receive an email telling you of the successful submission.

 

 

IF YOU HAVE ANY TROUBLE WITH THIS PROCESS or have any questions, please call John Palozzi at the Gallery for help, 561-345-2842

Art.on.Park@artistsofpalmbeachcounty.com

Terms:

 

 

 

1) No late entries accepted.

2) Original ideas only – no copying of works. Only original works will be accepted. While digital photography and digital painting is allowed, we will not accept giclees of original paintings or other 2D works.

3) Maximum Size: 36″ wide x 60″ high.

4) Entry fees are not refundable.

5) The decision of the jurors is final.

6) Images of works must be submitted to be juried in an electronic JPG format, no larger than 3MB, via the link on the APBC.org website. File names should contain name of the work. Make sure the file names match the names listed on entry form.

7) Unframed oils and acrylics must be finished on all sides – no staples showing.

8) No damaged frames or mats; mats must be clean.

9) All installation methods, such as wire attached to frames, must be secure. All 2D pieces MUST be wired on the back.

10) All entries must be labeled on the back of the work, base of sculpture, or somehow attached to artwork with artist name and title of work.

11) Members will receive 75% of the gross sale. Non-members will receive 65% of the gross sale. Please price your work accordingly.

12) APBC, Inc. carries liability insurance for the Art on Park Gallery which does not extend to your artwork. APBC, Inc. will do its best to safeguard against theft, loss, breakage, or other damage, but will not be financially responsible for reimbursement of lost or damaged work.

 

 

 

 

For more information please contact:

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:

Rickie Leiter, Publisher

The Rickie Report

P.O.Box 33423

Palm Beach Gardens, FL 33420

Rickie@therickiereport.com

561-537-0291

Elfrida Schragen Shares “Potpourri” of Paintings At Delray Beach Public Library

Elfrida Schragen‘s original oil paintings are vibrant!  Her “en plein air” style shows us a glimpse of the actual moments, as she captures the atmosphere as well as the subject matter, in time. For inspiration for these particular landscapes, Elfrida draws from her two homes, one in Delray Beach in the USA, and the other in Victoria, BC in Canada – two oceans, different flora and fauna, and flat land verses mountainous terrain. Her portraits are inspired by models and friends and they catch an obvious likeness to her subjects.  You can see her artwork at the Delray Beach Public Library through January 22nd.  The Rickie Report shares the details about this Free Exhibit and some sneak peeks.

 

 

E L F R I D A      S C H R A G E N

Solo Exhibit:

“Potpourri”

 

 

 

Delray Beach Public Library

100 W Atlantic Ave, Delray Beach, FL 33444

Hours:

Mon – Wed: 9am – 8pm
Thurs. – Sat: 9am – 5pm

Exhibit runs from Now through January 22, 2016 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Bridge At Mounts Botanical Gardens” by Elfrida Schragen

 

 

 

These original oils painted by “Elfrida” are comprised of vibrant portraits, still life, and works created en ”Plein Air” (a style of painting in the outdoors that aims to catch the atmosphere and general tone of a location in a short work time over one or two sessions). For inspiration for these particular landscapes, Elfrida draws from her two homes, one in Delray Beach in the USA, and the other in Victoria, BC in Canada – two oceans, different flora and fauna, and flat land verses mountainous terrain. Her portraits are inspired by models and friends and they catch an obvious likeness to her subjects.

 

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“Come Walk With Me” nay Elfrida Schragen

 

 

 

Elfrida was born in Canada into a family of artists where colour, and design were a constant dinner table subject of conversation. However she trained as a teacher and spent her professional life working with autistic, emotionally disturbed and handicapped children. Although she dabbled in art throughout her teaching career, taking the occasional course and participating in solo and group shows, it has been since her retirement that her art has really become defined. Her explorations include eight years of sculpture, five years working with pastels and finally settling into oil painting as her medium of choice.

 

 

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“Marina On Salt Spring Island, BC” by Elfrida Schragen

 

 

 

 

Elfrida Schragen has presented many SOLO shows and participated in group shows in Canada and the USA. Her paintings hang in the Americas and Europe. She enjoys painting portraits from life and photographs and is available for commissioned work. She tells The Rickie Report,” When there is that spark of life in a face, an original peaceful or intriguing design, or a certain play of color or shadow, I feel very excited about the challenge of capturing it on the canvas.”

 

 

For more information about Elfrida’s artwork please contact:

Elfrida Schragen
www.elfridasart.com
www.elfridasart.blogspot.ca
elfridaschragen@shaw.ca

561-865-5629 or 561-613-9837

 

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

Rickie Leiter, Publisher

The Rickie Report

P.O.Box 33423

Palm Beach Gardens, FL 33420

Rickie@therickiereport.com

561-537-0291