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.

 

 

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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

 

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Rickie Leiter, Publisher

The Rickie Report

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Palm Beach Gardens, FL 33420

Rickie@therickiereport.com

561-537-0291

The Creative Arts School at Old School Square Presents Two Workshops For All Levels – Plein Air Painting Or Fashion Sketching – Your Choice!

The Creative Arts School at Old School Square in Delray Beach is offering two workshops on Friday, December 11th!  Ralph Papa’s Plein Air Painting Workshop is Friday, December 11th from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. This one-day workshop is geared for artists at all levels to improve their ability to sketch and paint outdoors. If you love drawing and fashion, you’ll want to take Hana Davis’ Fashion Sketching Workshop on Friday, December 11th from 1 to 4 p.m.  The Rickie Report shares the details about registering for both workshops and urges you to sign up while spaces are still available!

 

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51 N. Swinton Avenue
Delray Beach, FL 33444
Phone: 561.243.7922     Fax: 561.243.7018

The Creative Arts School

at Old School Square

Presents

Two One-Day Workshops for All Levels:

Plein Air Painting

or

Fashion Sketching

– Your Choice!

 

 

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“Cornell Museum” plein air painting by Ralph Papa

 

Ralph Papa’s Plein Air Painting Workshop is Friday, December 11th from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Workshop fee is $165. This one-day workshop is geared for artists at all levels to improve their ability to sketch and paint outdoors. This one-day workshop includes instructor demonstrations, scene selection criteria, tools of the trade, setup, composition, perspective, color selection and mixing followed by a critique and Q&A session.

 

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“Crest Theatre,” plein air painting by Ralph Papa

 

 

 

Workshop participants will meet at the Creative Arts School, located on the second floor of the Crest Theatre building. Artists will be set up on the Old School Square grounds and can work in the medium of their choice.

 

 

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“Riverbend,” plein air painting by Ralph Papa

 

 

RALPH PAPA teaches drawing and painting at his Delray studio and at the Creative Arts School. He is a member of the Garrison Art Center, the Delray Art League, Past President of the Artists’ Guild of the Boca Museum and co-founder of Plein Air Painters of Palm Beach. His paintings range from studio works composed of real and imagined themes to figurative, portraits and plein air paintings. His works are in public and private collections in the U.S. and Canada. Learn more at www.papagallery.com.

 

 

 

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Fashion Sketch by Hana Davis

 

 

Hana Davis’ Fashion Sketching Workshop is Friday, December 11th from 1 to 4 p.m. Workshop fee is $65. If you love drawing and fashion, you’ll love this!  This 3-hour workshop is for all levels and includes instruction in rendering fashion figures and garments through a variety of media and techniques.

 

 

 

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Fashion Sketch by Hana Davis

 

 

Students will learn how to draw the basic 9-head figure adding detail and design. Emphasis is on making quick sketches to depict the human body and clothing while maintaining accurate representation, proportion and drama.

 

 

 

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Fashion Sketch by Hana Davis

 

 

HANA DAVIS attended Pratt Institute and Fashion Institute of Technology where she studied Fashion Design and illustration.  Hana worked at Breckenridge and Joe Benbassett designing and illustrating Junior Sportswear.  She has taught classes in Figure Drawing and Fashion Illustration to adults and children.  Her work has been exhibited at the Nassau County Museum of Art, the Hecksher Museum, the Art League of Long Island, and the Boca Raton Museum of Art.

 

Old School Square:

Old School Square is the center of arts & entertainment in downtown Delray Beach. Celebrating 25 years as the community’s gathering place, the historic campus includes the intimate Crest Theatre (in the restored 1925 Delray High School building) the Cornell Art Museum (in the 1913 Delray Elementary building), and the Fieldhouse (c. 1925). The Pavilion, which opened in 2002, hosts outdoor concerts and festivals. The Creative Arts School (located on the second floor of the Crest Theatre) offers art, photography, writing and performance classes. Old School Square also serves as a venue for community, corporate, private and media events. For information on performances, exhibits, classes or facility rentals, call 561-243-7922 or visit OldSchoolSquare.org.

 

 

 

 

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

Spring at the Boca Museum Art School Offers New Workshops

Spring at the Boca Museum Art School means new classes and workshops. Learn a new technique or refresh your skills in a Saturday Workshop. If you have not taken an art class at the Boca Museum Art School attending a workshop is a great introduction to their faculty and studios. On exhibit in art school gallery is art work by current students in painting and drawing classes. Spring classes for adults, teens and children begin April 20. Weekend Workshops begin March 14th. The Rickie Report shares some highlights.

 

 

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Boca Raton Museum of Art – The Art School

801 W. Palmetto Road     Boca Raton FL 33486

Telephone 561-392-2503

MARCH ART WORKSHOPS

Enamel Bowls

Enamel Bowls

 

Enamel Earrings

Enamel Earrings

Enameling

Choose your colors
! An introduction to enameling techniques for use in jewelry or making small objects. Create a unique jewelry piece or low bowl as you learn to fuse glass powder onto copper. Explore stamping, stenciling, sgraffito or texturing silver foil to enliven your enamel with pattern and design.

Saturday, March 14: NOON to 4 PM

Instructor: Marjory Yovin   Tuition $90 Material fee $12

 

 

Flower Arranging

Flower Arranging

Flower Arranging “Mommy and Me” “Daddy and Me”


 

Have fun together learning professional techniques of traditional or contemporary floral compositions. And bring home a beautiful personal floral arrangement.

Sat, March 14: 9:30 AM – NOON

Instructor: Pinky Shmerler

Tuition: $40 per parent and one child. 
Material fee: $20 per arrangement

 

Gelatin Print on Fabric

Gelatin Print on Fabric

 

Gelatin Plate Printing on Fabric

A fun, creative technique to create one-of-a-kind monotype printing on fabric . Participants will use found objects, paper stencils and masks, on an inked printing plate made from gelatin. Multiple images and colors can be layered to explore the many possibilities of this unique printing technique and create intriguing designs.

Saturday, March 14: 1:00 PM – 4:00 PM

Instructor: Andrea Huffman    Tuition: $75, Material fee: $10

 

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Pastel by Jane McIntyre

 

Pastel Drawing and Painting

Using a mixed media approach, start with an under painting in watercolor then add pastels. Develop a pastel painting that is luminous. Portraits, still life and landscapes can be explored this way. Abstract artists welcome to explore this medium as well.

Saturday, March 14: 1:00 PM- 5:00 PM

Instructor: Jane McIntyre   Tuition $90

 

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Noemia Felipe and Regina Vila Verde in the Advanced Student’s “Masters’ Gallery Exhibiting their Work

 

 

 

For more information and details please contact  561-392-2503 or visit

http://www.bocamuseum.org/artschool

The Boca Museum Art School is active on Facebook, posting images of student’s artworks and sharing information about exhibits of interest, you can like them at 

http://www.facebook.com/bocaschool

 

 

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

From South Africa to the US, Berenice Michelow’s Artistry Calls to All of Us

Berenice Michelow has an unusual approach to social realism.  The tension she creates in her paintings, between the seen and the unseen, forces viewers to extrapolate and become participants in the discussion her artwork elicits.  A native of South Africa, Berenice now lives in the U.S.  She is represented by Artblend Gallery in Fort Lauderdale as well as other galleries around the country.  The Rickie Report is pleased to share her work.  Today is Veteran’s Day. A day of Remembrance.  A day of consideration for those who fought to protect our freedoms.  We hope you will spend it contemplating the “bigger picture”. Berenice gives us that opportunity.  See you at Artblend on November 15th.

 

 

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Opening Reception:

Saturday, November 15th

6 – 9 pm

 

 

 

 2736 East Oakland Park Blvd

Fort Lauderdale, FL 33306

954-817-4893     info@artblend.com

Hours: 11am – 5pm   Monday-Friday

Saturday by Appointment   Sunday Closed    Other times by appointment

 

 

"World at War" by Berenice Michelow

“World at War” by Berenice Michelow

 

 

 

Berenice Michelow was born and educated in South Africa. She obtained her Fine Art Diploma at the Faculty of Art, Design and Architecture, University of Johannesburg, and studied further at London’s Central St. Martins College of Arts and Design. She taught for 20 years at the University of the Witwatersrand, External Studies Adult Education. Berenice currently lives and works in the United States.  her theme for 2014 is the “Strategic Moment in Time”.

 

 

 

 

"Pathways" by Berenice Michelow

“Pathways” by Berenice Michelow

 
Berenice Michelow’s emigration to the United States from her native South Africa in 2004 marked the beginning of the third phase in her career. The first featured her “protest” paintings, symbolic representations of Apartheid’s injustice. Works of the second phase were responses to the new South Africa’s evolving democracy. Her current phase features impressions of her adopted homeland and its “overwhelming patriotism.” Courtesy of http://www.blouinartinfo.com)

 

 

 

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“Ladies in Waiting, The New South Africa”

 

 

This overview doesn’t even hint at the versatility of Michelow’s artistry. Whether working on canvas or paper, with oils or pastels, in charcoal or 3D UV, Michelow’s technical mastery is self-evident, often evincing itself in an unfolding of photographic realism played out in the midst of otherworldly abstraction. Michelow has enjoyed decades of commercial success.

 

 

 

"Sibusisull, The New South Africa" by Berenice Michelow

“Sibusisull, The New South Africa” by Berenice Michelow

 

 

In 1979 she represented South Africa at the International Biennale in Valparaiso, Chile. To date she has had 27 private shows worldwide, and her work is held in such high-profile collections as that of the Chase Manhattan Bank in New York City.

 

 

"Free Spirits I" by Berenice Michelow

“Free Spirits I” by Berenice Michelow

 

 

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“Free Spirits II” by Berenice Michelow

"Free Spirits III" by Berenice Michelow

“Free Spirits III” by Berenice Michelow

“She has an unusual approach to social realism, customized for each subject. Unconventional perspectives, the silky application of the paint, charcoal and pastel, and the deletion of orienting details are characteristic of her style.  This latter  method creates a palpable tension between what is seen and unseen, forcing the audience to extrapolate the message and participate in the act of creation.  Her works deal with a variety of modern ills, including poverty and social injustice, but do not linger in despair but rather display a hope for the future”, says Joyce Asper of the Agora Gallery in New York City.
"Leather Landscape" by Berenice Michelow

“Leather Landscape” by Berenice Michelow

“Bright transparent incandescent colors” are the starting point for Berenice Michelow’s new works. Blending photorealism with elements of emotive expressionism, Michelow paints colorful images that offer insight into the perspective of children who are free of responsibility and as yet unaware of the larger realities we all ultimately face in the “real world.” Her subjects will often be slightly blurred, as if overexposed to the light around them. But just like a photographer with an ability to manipulate exposure, she knows exactly how to pull a person or object out from its surroundings by depicting it in sharp focus against that glowing background. While bright shades dominate, the artist also demonstrates a striking ability to use shadows and an underlying sense of darkness to balance out the sunnier hues, giving her images an added degree of depth.
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“Competition” by Berenice Michelow

Whether she is exploring the dynamic evolving democracy in New South Africa or her thoughts on life and patriotism in the United States, she has an impressive ability to make the world she depicts seem to shine from within.
"Flight" by Berenice Michelow

“Flight” by Berenice Michelow

 

Berenice Michelow has exhibited throughout South Africa, Europe and the United States.  Her artwork is included in a number of important private, corporate, and museum collections

 

For more information about Berenice’s artwork, please contact:

 

 

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

Wellington Art Society Invites You to an Artist Demo with Nancy Tilles

Nancy Tilles, a well known local artist and art teacher, will provide an oil painting demonstration at the upcoming meeting of the Wellington Art Society on October 8th. This is an opportunity for artists to meet other artists and for art lovers to see a demo in a small group setting.  The Rickie Report shares the details here.

 

 

 

 

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Wellington Art Society

 

Invites You To

 

Opening Meeting

 

Wednesday, October  8th

 

Meet and Greet 6 – 7 pm

 

Demonstration by Nancy Tilles 7 pm

 

Wellington Community Center

12165 West Forest Hill Blvd. Wellington, FL

 

 

 

 

The Wellington Art Society meeting will be held Wednesday, October 8th at the Wellington Community Center, 12165 West Forest Hill Blvd. Members and guests are invited to the “Meet and Greet” from 6 – 7 pm. At 7 pm, there will be a demonstration by oil painter, Nancy Tilles. 

 

 

Nancy Tilles' "McKee Water Lilies"

Nancy Tilles’ “McKee Water Lilies”

 

 

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 Tilles' "Cliffs of Moher"

Nancy Tilles’ “Cliffs of Moher”

 

 

 

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.

 

 

 

Nancy Tilles' "Twin Waterlilies"

Nancy Tilles’ “Twin Waterlilies”

 

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.

 

 

 

Nancy Tilles' "Fantastic Journey Mermaid"

Nancy Tilles’ “Fantastic Journey Mermaid”

 

 

To view the more of Nancy’s paintings visit: www.nancytilles.com

 

 

WAS at Wellington City Hall

CITY HALL EXHIBIT SEPTEMBER 2014 TO JANUARY 2015

 

Congratulations to these WAS Members who have their paintings exhibited at City Hall!

Sandra Barbieri, Betty Brodie, Mimi Delgado, Donna Donelan, Ursula Fernandez, 
Marie Lentine, Joanne MacLeod, Nicole McPherson, Kathryn Morlock, Leslie Pfeiffer, 
Phyllis Silk, Franklin Weiss and Betty Jane Zedonek.

 

Emerging artists, new residents of the area or any artist are welcome to attend the Wellington Art Society meetings. WAS offers a wide variety of venues for members to show and sell their work in the community. For more information about WAS please visit: www.wellingtonartsociety.org   or  http://wellingtonartsociety.blogspot.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

Wellington Art Society Features Ralph Papa Plus Scholarship Winners

The final meeting of their season, the Wellington Art Society will feature a presentation/demonstration by Plein Air artist, Ralph Papa.   In addition, the WAS Scholarships will be awarded.  The public is welcome to attend. The Rickie Report reminds artists that this is a outstanding opportunity to network!  We share the details here.

 

 

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Wellington Art Society

 

Invites You

 

Wednesday, May 14th

    6:30-9:00 pm

 

 

Wellington Community Center

12165 West Forest Hill Blvd.    Wellington, FL

 

 

The Wellington Art Society meeting will be held Wednesday, May 14th at the Wellington Community Center, 12165 West Forest Hill Blvd. The last meeting of our season will feature our WAS Scholarship Awards Presentation  along with a presentation/demo by guest Plein Aire Artist Ralph Papa.
The WAS Meeting social time will begin at  6:30 with time to meet the Scholarship Awards Student recipients, their parents and siblings,during our WAS Scholarship Award Reception.  Students will show examples of their work and talk with WAS members about their art and  future plans.  At 7:00 pm, we will award 5 WAS $1000.00 Scholarships  to  5 local High School Students.

 

This year’s recipients are:   Raymond Burks (Suncoast High School), Isabella Pezzulo (Dreyfoos School of the Arts), Arnauld Sylvain (Dreyfoos School of the Arts), Laura Gordon (Dreyfoos School of the Arts), Oliver Pennanen (Dreyfoos School of the Arts).

 

This will be followed by our WAS Member Spotlight,Fabulous Raffle, Announcements, and our guest Artist- Ralph Papa and his En Plein Air Presentation at 7:30-8:30.

 

 

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Ralph Papa’s Gallery

 

Ralph Papa was born and raised in Manhattan and studied art and architecture in New York at Queens College and CCNY and at the Art Students League. His paintings range from studio works composed of real and imagined themes to figurative, portraits and plein air paintings.

 

Loxahatchee Wetlands by Ralph Papa (courtesy of his website)

Loxahatchee Wetlands by Ralph Papa (courtesy of his website)

 

 

Many of his studio works are larger than life faces creating pensive moods with feelings of isolation and loneliness.  Beginning in the mid 1980’s, he painted on-location in New York’s Hudson Valley and Long Island Hamptons and later in Palm Beach County Florida.

 

 

"Bennys on the Beach" by Ralph Papa, (courtesy of his website)

“Bennys on the Beach” by Ralph Papa, (courtesy of his website)

 

The subjects of his paintings are often from nature, life experiences and personal reflections of family and friends. Most recent works are plein air landscapes and studio paintings of imaginative compositions that visually link him with artists he very much admires.

 

 

"Montauk Bluffs" by Ralph Papa (courtesy of his website)

“Montauk Bluffs” by Ralph Papa (courtesy of his website)

 

 

Papa teaches drawing and painting at his Delray studio and at the Delray Beach Center for the Arts. He is a member of the Garrison Art Center, the Delray Art League, Past President of the Artists’ Guild of the Boca Museum and co-founder of ‘Plein Air Painters of Palm Beach’. His works are in public and private collections in the U.S. and Canada and can be seen in galleries in Boynton and in Delray Beach at his studio, the Artists’ Guild Gallery and on his website at www.papagallery.com.

 

"Sunrise" by Ralph Papa - on curved wood panel (courtesy of his website)

“Sunrise” by Ralph Papa – on curved wood panel (courtesy of his website)

 

As always, the evening is for artists and art lovers to hear about all of the exciting projects and initiatives that the art society is involved in and to find out how to participate.

 

Wellington Art Society has ongoing art exhibitions at the beautiful Wellington City Hall gallery. These exhibitions rotate every few months and are juried shows with artwork submitted by Wellington Art Society’s over 100 members. Most of the work is for sale and it is a great  opportunity to see and buy fabulous local art.

 

The current show features 17 WAS members. The artwork includes photography, mixed media, watercolor, oil pastel and acrylic media. Tours are given between 11:00am and noon, and will continue to be offered the 2nd and 4th Tuesday of each month between 11:00am and noon.

 

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Tours are free to the public and are available for small groups or individuals. Please meet in the lobby Wellington City Hall at 12300 Forest Hill Blvd, Wellington, Fl 33414. For additional information, please contact: Bobbin Salisbury, 561.762.8654.  Additionally, the Wellington Community Center displays WAS art, original works that are available for sale and are rotated every three months.

 

 

 

WAS is a 501(c)(3) charitable organization, its mission is to educate and encourage originality and productivity among its members and area youth through programs designed to further the advancement of cultural endeavors in Palm Beach County. For more information, visit their website, www.wellingtonartsociety.orgwellingtonartsociety.blogspot.com .

 

Founded in 1981, The Wellington Art Society is open to artists of all mediums and patrons of the arts, providing both local and regional artists the platform to share their work, learn more about their craft and serve the community through their art. The Wellington Art Society is open to any resident in Palm Beach County.

 

 

 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

C3 = Conversation+Culture+Cocktails AND Art Adventure Trip At Whitespace Collection

Elayne and Marvin Mordes are curators, collectors and world travelers, but most of all, they are dedicated to sharing their love of contemporary art with others.  Their Whitespace Collection offers many opportunities to do this.  From engaging with emerging artists to art excursions out-of-town, Whitespace has much to offer. The Rickie Report shares the details of their upcoming Art Adventure to Fort Lauderdale and their newest exhibit C-3=Conversation+Culture+Cocktails. Make your reservations now!

 

WHITESPACE COLLECTION

 

 

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Entering Whitespace’s Private Residence

 

                     C3 = Conversation + Culture + Cocktails

                                                                               Join us

  at

 Whitespace

for

  A Tour and Party

   FridayFebruary  28 from  6:00 to  8:00 pm

 

no crowds – no groups

a fun evening with your friends

 

For

 A Special viewing with tour of the Whitespace “private” residence 

 

Bubbly Wine,  Sugary Sweets and Light Bites 

for your Tasting Pleasure 

 

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Beatriz Millar Tarot Placemats

 

 

       Preview “Lux Mater“  by Beatriz Millar

 

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Siebren Versteeg Project

 

Receive a Free Format 18×24 Siebren Versteeg project

Receive a Free party gift as a “Thank You” from Whitespace 

Guided tour of Whitespace’s Special Exhibition – Optic Edge

with Elayne and Marvin Mordes

 

$75 per person

Reservations required 561.842.4131

Partial proceeds benefitting the arts through Community Foundation

 

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ART ADVENTURE

Join us

Whitespace

Art Adventure
The Art Road = Fort Lauderdale = Incredible Journey

Saturday, Feb 8   9:00 – 5:30 PM

Reservation required:  Call 561.842.4131
$145 per person – includes everything!
Motorcoach transportation, breakfast on trip,
full restaurant lunch, all curators and entrances, delights on trip on home
and an art video for your entertainment.
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1.  The Ft. Lauderdale Museum
A curated trip through the “Spirit of  CoBrA” exhibition.
Exploring the roots and inspiration of the European avant-garde CoBrA (Copenhagen, Brussels, Amsterdam)
based on spontaneity, experimentation, socialist politics and exuberant optimism.
The Ft. Lauderdale Museum has the largest and most comprehensive collection of CoBrA art in the United States.
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The William J. Glackens Exhibition
A Curated path through the early 1900’s of America’s Renoir!
2Lunch at a Las Olas Blvd. Restaurant
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3The Girls Club Collection
I think it’s in my head
A curated visit of selections from the
Francie Bishop Good and David Horvitz Collection
curated by Monica and Natasha Lopez de Victoria
These works were chosen for their vivid metaphysics, transforming figures, metamorphosis, supernatural mysteries,
telepathic communication and explosions of psychic power.
Included are works of Internationally renowned artists Barbara Kruger, Jenny Holzer, Ana Medieta, Tracey Emin, Lorna Simpson…..
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4Wilma Bulkin Seigel  – Studio Visit
       Combining medicine with painting , Dr. Siegel has become as award-winning artist
recognized nationally for her portrait series of people living with AIDS, Survivors of AIDS, Breast Cancer Survivors, The Homeless,
The Elderly and most recently Returning War Veterans.
She has exhibited though out the United Sates, been featured on CNN and been
elected into Who’sWho in American Art.  In 2005, she was  featured with a  solo exhibition
at the Ft. Lauderdale Museum of Art and at Whitespace
Collection for her portraits and biographies  of “Holocaust Survivors and Liberators”.
In 2009, she was awarded the highest honor for contributions to the field of arts in Healthcare. –
The Janice Palmer Award of Society of Arts in Healthcare.
Dr. Wilma Siegel will be speaking about her work and we will be previewing her new series of portraits.
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Please join us for a remarkable journey of Art!!

no refunds

supporting the arts through Community Foundation

For more information:  Elayne Mordes, ASID AAA     Whitespace Art Adventures  2805 N. Australian Avenue     West Palm Beach, Florida 33407    T:561.842.4131     F:561.842.4132      E: 2805@mordes.net    www.whitespacecollection.com

 

 

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Rickie@therickiereport.com

561-537-0291

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Art Adventure: The Art Road = Fort Lauderdale = Incredible Journey

It’s time for an Art Adventure with Elayne and Marvin Mordes!  Join them on Saturday, February 8th for an incredible journey in Fort Lauderdale. Enjoy an art video on your way, curated trip through “The Spirit of CoBrA”, sumptuous lunch, curated visit at the Francie Bishop Good and David Horvitz Collection and studio visit with Wilma Bulkin Seigel.  The Rickie Report knows their trips are popular, so sign up now!  More details are in this article.

Join us

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Art Adventure
The Art Road = Fort Lauderdale = Incredible Journey
Saturday, Feb 8   9:00 – 5:30 PM
Reservation required:  Call 561.842.4131
$145 per person – includes everything!
Motorcoach transportation, breakfast on trip,
full restaurant lunch, all curators and entrances, delights on trip on home
and an art video for your entertainment.
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1.  The Ft. Lauderdale Museum
A curated trip through the “Spirit of  CoBrA” exhibition.
Exploring the roots and inspiration of the European avant-garde CoBrA (Copenhagen, Brussels, Amsterdam)
based on spontaneity, experimentation, socialist politics and exuberant optimism.
The Ft. Lauderdale Museum has the largest and most comprehensive collection of CoBrA art in the United States.
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The William J. Glackens Exhibition
A Curated path through the early 1900’s of America’s Renoir!
2Lunch at a Las Olas Blvd. Restaurant
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3The Girls Club Collection
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A curated visit of selections from the
Francie Bishop Good and David Horvitz Collection
curated by Monica and Natasha Lopez de Victoria
These works were chosen for their vivid metaphysics, transforming figures, metamorphosis, supernatural mysteries,
telepathic communication and explosions of psychic power.
Included are works of Internationally renowned artists Barbara Kruger, Jenny Holzer, Ana Medieta, Tracey Emin, Lorna Simpson…..
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4Wilma Bulkin Seigel  – Studio Visit
       Combining medicine with painting , Dr. Siegel has become as award-winning artist
recognized nationally for her portrait series of people living with AIDS, Survivors of AIDS, Breast Cancer Survivors, The Homeless,
The Elderly and most recently Returning War Veterans.
She has exhibited though out the United Sates, been featured on CNN and been
elected into Who’sWho in American Art.  In 2005, she was  featured with a  solo exhibition
at the Ft. Lauderdale Museum of Art and at Whitespace
Collection for her portraits and biographies  of “Holocaust Survivors and Liberators”.
In 2009, she was awarded the highest honor for contributions to the field of arts in Healthcare. –
The Janice Palmer Award of Society of Arts in Healthcare.
Dr. Wilma Siegel will be speaking about her work and we will be previewing her new series of portraits.
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Please join us for a remarkable journey of Art!!

no refunds

supporting the arts through Community Foundation

For more information:  Elayne Mordes, ASID AAA     Whitespace Art Adventures  2805 N. Australian Avenue     West Palm Beach, Florida 33407    T:561.842.4131     F:561.842.4132      E: 2805@mordes.net    www.whitespacecollection.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

Ronn Jaffe Exhibits with (Art) Amalgamated during Art Palm Beach 2014

Ronn Jaffe is a Contemporary Artist whose work includes aspects of both Conceptual and Narrative Art.  His work combines Fine Art, Architecture and Design in its process: disciplines gleaned from his life’s work.  Ronn’s interest in multicultural myths guides him in creating his own mythological stories, minimalism, the cerebral and the narrative, and in exploring new ways of artistic expression.  The Rickie Report urges you to stop by (Art) Amalgamated’s Booth #309 to experience Ronn Jaffe’s moving artwork.  More details are in this article.

 

 

 

 

ART PALM BEACH

JAN 23-27 2014

THE WORK OF PALM BEACH ARTIST

 RONN JAFFE

(Art) AMALAGATED GALLERY, NYC (Booth 309)

Featuring:

 

 JAFFE’S

MINIMALIST CHANNELS SERIES

Other noted artists at this exhibit include

 Carlos Betancourt, Ross Bleckner, Noritoshi Hirakawa, Vic Muniz, Irving Penn and Serge Strosberg.

 

 

 

"RACING VIBRATIONS FROZEN IN A CONUNDRUM" by Ronn Jaffe

“RACING VIBRATIONS FROZEN IN A CONUNDRUM” by Ronn Jaffe

 

 

Jaffe likens his CHANNELS  to Haiku;

many layers in one breath.

 

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RONN JAFFE’S JOURNEY

 

 

Ronn JaffeRonn Jaffe is a Contemporary Artist whose work includes aspects of both Conceptual and Narrative Art.  The work often combines Fine Art, Architecture and Design in its process; disciplines gleaned from his life’s work. He is interested in multicultural myths, creating his own mythological stories, minimalism, the cerebral and the narrative, and in exploring new ways of artistic expression.  Jaffe’s work additionally examines his continued interest in the relationships between positive and negative form and space, the yin and yang of conflicting energies such as good and evil, life and death, despair and elation, dark and light, love and hate, mortality and eternity. These created narratives delve into the multiple nuances of the human condition. i.e.…exploring the transcendence of creation.

 

 

SEMINAL WORK

 

 

Ronn Jaffe, born in Washington, D.C., was drawn into the world of art by destiny.  His mother Libby, concerned that as a nine year old he could not draw a straight line, enrolled Ronn at the Corcoran School of Art.  He later advanced his art studies at the Boston Museum School, the Art Student’s League, and again at the Corcoran.  Jaffe holds a B.S. in Business and Marketing from Boston University with advanced studies at the Harvard Graduate School of Design and on escapades throughout Europe.
Warhol-ImageAfter college, travels and a few years in Manhattan working on the inside of Wall Street, Jaffe, unfulfilled, returned to D.C., to study art at the Corcoran School of Art.  At that time he shared a downtown studio with two other artists, above a donut shop, across the street from what is now the Smithsonian American Art Museum and National Portrait Gallery.

 

 

On a visit back to NYC, Ronn attended a party at Andy Warhol’s with a beauty named Mars, who turned out to be the love of his life.  They married, moved to her home-town of Baltimore, and Jaffe turned all his efforts back to painting.   The pieces were exciting.  They were large, unframed, hard-edge, painted in vivid Day-Glo oil paint, and constructed with negative openings created in primary geometric shapes cut into the canvas, which he called ‘Portoids.’  Within the year, Jaffe was discovered and given a solo show he titled Primary Negatives at the Park Place Gallery in Baltimore.

 

 

Walter Hopps, a prominent art world figure of the day, and mentor to Robert Rauschenberg, was at that time Director of the Corcoran Museum of Art. He was impressed by Jaffe’s show and offered to put him in a Corcoran show: caveat–Jaffe would have to wait 4-5 years to show Hopps his serious intent.

 

 

"RON STATIC" by Ronn Jaffe

“RON STATIC” by Ronn Jaffe

 

 

 

RE-DEFINEMENT AND DESIGN

 

It was 1968 and even after a successful SOLO show, Jaffe realized that it was a long road to success as an artist. He would take a fork in the road, deciding not to wait for the Corcoran show, wanting a more financially viable future to support his then growing family.
He attended Harvard Graduate School of Design to study Interior Architectural Design, a venue that would also allow him to paint and produce art.  This led to the establishment of Ronn Jaffe Associates, Inc., an Interior Architectural Design Firm, in partnership with his wife Mars, specializing in corporate identity and commercial design; later including a residential division.  Over the years the firm prospered, establishing Jaffe as a designer of distinguished interiors for high-profile clients. VIP clientele/collectors of Jaffe’s art include The White House, the Sultan of Brunei, Aristotle Onassis, Ambassadors and Entrepreneurs, as well as many Fortune 500 corporations including ATT, IBM, Toyota, Thiokol, Shell Oil, US West and Kellogg…

 

 

MEDUSA CONDUIT TABLE DESK

MEDUSA CONDUIT TABLE DESK

Jaffe has appeared on television and radio, been published worldwide in over 50 magazines and newspapers, and presented many programs as a design and marketing expert, including an extremely successful eight-week design seminar for the Smithsonian Institution in Washington, D.C. as well as representing the United States as keynote speaker at a thirteen nation design conference in Toulon, France.  Ronn Jaffe has been listed in Who’s Who in Corporate Executives, Who’s Who in Interior Design and The Yearbook of Experts, Authorities. And Spokespersons.  Ronn’s work has also been featured in many books such as FURNITURE …Architects’ and Designers’ Originals and the Jaffes’ own book  STYLEMATCH.

 

Ronn-and-Mars-Jaffe-at-the-SmithsonianThe Jaffes’, separately and as a team, have designed hundreds of pieces of furniture for their clients.  Ronn Jaffe continued during his renowned design career to produce and sell his art including paintings, portraits, drawings, prints, murals, sculpture, furniture, and rugs as well as hand-painted clothing, shoes, ties, pottery and glassware …and just about anything with a paintable surface.

 

 

"SLIT-EYE" by Ronn Jaffe

“SLIT-EYE” by Ronn Jaffe

RECENT WORK

Ronn retired his design firm in the mid 2000’s to devote his creative energies full time to his art.  He found his personal voice early on and continues prolifically on this journey inspired to expand the stylistic themes that characterize his work.

 

Jaffe’s work, as noted, is Contemporary, Conceptual and Narrative.  He employs his design training in many of his pieces creating complex scaled drawings for the production of intricate compositions and hand crafted stretchers for his bas-relief signature Mullticams, multi-canvas constructions, his art furniture and his sculpture.  Jaffe also works in series as a contemplative artist exploring a variety of stylistic approaches, themes and media also seen in his non-series work.

 

"A GATHERING of this indoctrinated in millennia of belief"

“A GATHERING of those indoctrinated in millennia of belief”

Jaffe’s distinctive style is recognizable in the use of his signature Multicams and his Portoids which are negative openings or holes in the canvas which Jaffe defines as portals into the unconscious or unknown  …..”perhaps intriguing droplets of DNA, I immerse into Soupault’s water from the well of the unconscious.”
Ronn Jaffe is an Artist, Furniture Designer, Interior Architectural Designer, Entrepreneur, and Poet.  The scope of his multi-disciplinary talent is diverse. It includes paintings, portraits, drawings, sculpture, products and functional art/design.  Jaffe’s design virtuosity is reflected in his transition, as an experienced Artist and Furniture Designer, from more conventional furniture to furniture as dynamic Functional Sculpture.
Ronn Jaffe considers himself a creator, a seeker, a visionary -sharing his vision employing a range of artistic expression from light hearted humor to shock.  Jaffe believes it is the Artist’s role to lead, to be an agent of change, to employ the experience of art as liberation from the daily mundane, creating  transcendence to a more aesthetic and spiritual fulfillment.

For further information visit www.ronnjaffe.com  or info@artamalgamated.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

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561-537-0291

Learn To Draw and Paint Like A Pro with Eric Bossik

Professional artist Eric Bossik is offering classes (plus discounts) to help YOU draw and paint like a professional!  The Rickie Report urges you to read this article and sign up for his classes. Eric is an award-winning artst in his own right as well as a teacher. Eric Bossik is an artist who combines the vitality of the 21st century with the virtuosity of an 18th century master.  His work has been seen in exhibits at the Albertson Peterson Gallery in Winter Park, Florida, the Coe Kerr and Master Eagle Galleries in New York City, the Grand Armée Gallery in Palm Beach, Florida, and the Images Gallery in Boca Raton, Florida.

 

 

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Artist - Instructor Eric Bossik
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