Galleria Gilda Gallery Features Barbra Ellison “Trois Visages De France” And Introduces Adult Coloring Class

Galleria Gilda in Lake Worth invites you to an exhibit with Barbra Ellison from Virginia  on January 18th called “Trois Visages De France”. A former Pro-Market Representative for Canon USA, Barbra has traveled the nation and the world.  This Exhibit shares selected images from Paris, and the regions of Burgundy, and Loire. These images were processed and will be presented in 3 different ways through a variety of mediums. Barbra will be doing a presentation that evening, before the Exhibit opens.  The Gallery is also introducing an Adult Coloring Class on Friday, January 15th, with all materials supplied. Participants will have the opportunity to have their coloring exhibited.  The Rickie Report shares the details and some images here.  





Galleria  Gilda  

2211 North Dixie Highway    Lake Worth, FL 33460



Invites You:


“Trois Visages De France”

(Three Faces of France)  

Featuring Barbra Ellison


Monday, January 18th

Artist Lecture  6:30 pm  

Exhibit Opening  7 – 9 pm




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Barbra Ellison tells The Rickie Report, “In 2013, I traveled to France with my sister to honor my husband Michael, by visiting some of the areas that he lived as a child. During the journey, I documented churches, abbeys and neighborhoods of northern France, enjoying the time with my sister, as well as observing the culture and beauty of the countryside”.


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“Golden Girl” by Barbra Ellison




The selection of images from France cover three specific areas – Paris, and the regions of Burgundy and Loire, “Three Faces of France”. These images were processed and presented in three different ways, through a variety of mediums. The first series consists of scenes enhanced by the choice of Japanese paper, printed to create a softness through the torn edges and fibers that run through the scene. Traveling to the second group, the images were printed in black and white on French watercolor paper, and then hand colored with pastels to create the feeling of years gone by, reminders of the turn of the century chalk paintings. The final group consists of images that were printed on hand painted backgrounds of gold. All three groups of images were hand torn and floated on matching backdrops to maintain the simplicity of the images.




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“La Galerie de L’Opera” by Barbra Ellison




Barbara Ellison has been fortunate to be able to combine five loves– photography, art, gardening, travel and teaching – into her work. While a Pro-Market Representative for Canon USA for twenty-six years, she traveled throughout the US, lecturing and instructing on various photographic topics such as botanical and macro photography, printing and alternative processes. She covered events including presidential inaugurals, the Kentucky Derby and U.S. Open Tennis in addition to photographing travel, nature and the landscape.




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“Cool Dog” by Barbra Ellison




Barbra continues to teach workshops on art and photography, specializing in location shoots, botanical imagery and creative printing. She has shown her work in galleries throughout the East Coast and in various books and publications. She continues to create mixed media pieces at her home in Virginia.


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Jennifer Love Gironda Exhibits her “January Series, 2015”

When Jennifer Love Gironda is not teaching or with the Art Hive crew covering events, she is  making art…ALWAYS making art. Jennifer made a commitment to making art every day in January 2012 and hasn’t missed a day since, creating well over 1100 works!  Jennifer believes that Maya Angelou said it best, “You can’t use up creativity. The more you use, the more you have.” The Rickie Report shares some of Jennifer’s artwork and urges you to stop by Art-Sea Living in Delray, the Brewhouse Gallery (for the Palm Beach County Art Teachers Association Exhibit) or Gallery 2014 in Hollywood, FL.  to see her artistry.   We believe Maya and Jennifer!  Here are a few pieces from her “Miss Matchy Matchy” series.







With all of her exuberance, Jennifer tells us, “The pieces below are from my January 2015 series, ‘Miss Matchy Matchy’. I love jewelry (seriously…I even started a blog just for jewelry!) and for this series I found inspiration in, what else? My jewelry! Each piece was in some way inspired by a piece that I own, which I explain on my art blog and also provide links to the jewelry on my jewelry blog”.

“I created a main ‘character’ for the series, a fun, fashion-loving gal named Miss Matchy Matchy and her cat, Trinket. Later in the series I introduced her friend Jewel, along with her cat Gem. And the ‘final’ piece in the series is the ‘fairy glam-mother’, Iris Apfel!   ‘Final’…not sure this series is over…”


"January 24, 2015" by Jennifer Love Gironda

“January 24, 2015” by Jennifer Love Gironda



Jennifer tells The Rickie Report, “Life is tough and full of negative truths. In my own life I have known poverty, instability and loss of loved ones. For me, making art fills up those dark places with light and love. My goal is to put some whimsy and light out into the world, a little of my heART.  I am inspired by the female face, by fashion, by flowing hair. I love color, and texture. My favorite artists include artists from history, such as Alphonse Mucha, Gustav Klimt, Marc Chagall, Frida Kahlo, and René Gruau. I am also influenced by artists working today in a variety of genres, from the street art of Kazilla, the altered books of Teesha Moore, the mixed media works of Sunny Carvalho, the textiles of Susan Sorrell and also fashion illustrations.


"January 29, 2015" by Jennifer Love Gironda

“January 29, 2015” by Jennifer Love Gironda


“The faces I create are an ongoing narrative of the happenings of a contemporary, quirky woman who is not afraid to be happy, sad, serious or downright silly. I depict her in a variety of moods, with stretched out limbs so that she can handle her daily adventures with grace. I always opt for an exaggerated eye to maximize her expression, which is often a state of wonder at the world around her”.


"January 26, 2015" by Jennifer Love Gironda

“January 26, 2015” by Jennifer Love Gironda



“I explore this character through diverse styles and a variety of media within monthly themes, creating a new piece each day. I often include hints of my own daily happenings, such as places I am visiting or people that I am around. While my work is spontaneous, the way in which I work…daily art within monthly themes,  it is very structured and organized, which gives me a sense of calm”.




"January 30, 2015" by Jennifer Love Gironda

“January 30, 2015” by Jennifer Love Gironda



“I also have a side passion I call ‘Angel Dropping’. I leave small angel paintings for people to find, often in places where I feel folks could really use an angel, like in the recovery or loss section of the book store. The thought of people finding these angels, or looking at my art and it making them smile feels my heart with joy and love…I put that back into making more work”.



"January 31,2015" by Jennifer Love Gironda

“January 31,2015” by Jennifer Love Gironda


Jennifer grew up in North Carolina and moved to this area six years ago with her husband, a professor at Nova Southeastern. In her formal training from the School of Art and Design at East Carolina University in Greenville, NC. , she received a BFA and MAEd from ECU, focusing on not only Art Education but also Textile studio. She has training in drawing, painting, ceramics, metals, and of course fibers.  Screen Printing, dye-work and hand embellishment/beadwork are her favorite textiles techniques but she always go back to my first loves, drawing and painting.  Jennifer  teaches high school art and is a Board member of the Palm Beach Art Educator’s Association. She also contributes to Art Hive Magazine, where she write an article called, ‘Artin’ with the Muse’ .



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