Highland Beach Library Features Patricia Lappin’s Florida Paintings During “Black And White And Colorful” Exhibit. Meet The Artists January 16 And View The Exhibition Through March 2

Patricia Lappin will be showing her Florida Paintings at the Highland Beach Library during its “Black and White and Colorful” Exhibit.  The public is welcome to view this FREE exhibit and meet all of the artists, including Patricia Lappin, Michael D’Amato, and Judi Aronson at the Reception on January 16.  This exhibit runs through March 2, 2020. Lappin’s focus for her paintings since moving to Florida in 2016 has been the wetlands and beaches.  While Loxahatchee Reserve, Green Cay, the Morikami Japanese Gardens, and Gumbo Limbo Nature Center are the inspiration, she is taking more license with the colors and simplifying the shapes to imply and intuit instead of recording the scene.  Her subject is still the natural world expressed with color and abstracted elements. Lappin teaches Dynamic Color Harmony classes in Jupiter at the New Studio for Visual Arts.  The Rickie Report shares some sneak peeks of Lappin’s newest works and the details about this exhibit.  

 

 

 

Highland Beach Public Library

 

Invites The Public To

 

“Black and White and Colorful” Exhibit

 

Featuring:

Florida Paintings     

by

  PATRICIA   LAPPIN

 

 

Highland Beach Public Library

3618 Ocean Blvd  Highland Beach FL 33487

 

 

 

MEET & GREET Reception:

 

Thursday, January 16

 

5 – 7   pm  

 

Open to the public free of charge

Exhibit is available Now through March 2, 2020

 

 

 

 

 

Acrylic Diptych by Patricia Lappin

 

 

Patricia Lappin tells The Rickie Report, I want the viewers to Enjoy the Beauty That Surrounds You.  My paintings are full of joyful color and rich textures.  Hope you enjoy them all”!  Lappin moves easily from plein air to what we call “serene abstract”.  Her focus for her paintings since moving to Florida in 2016 has been the wetlands and beaches.  While Loxahatchee Reserve, Green Cay, the Morikami Japanese Gardens, and Gumbo Limbo Nature Center are the inspiration, she is taking more license with the colors and simplifying the shapes to imply and intuit instead of recording the scene.  Her subject is still the natural world expressed with color and abstracted elements. 

 

 

To Patricia, every painting is an adventure!  When you visit the Highland Beach Library to see her exhibit, you will understand what she means.  She says, ” Since moving to Florida my color palette has become brighter and more vibrant. My subject is still the natural world expressed in both abstracts and more recognizable images.  However, I am taking more license with the colors and simplifying the shapes to imply and intuit instead of record an actual scene as I have been doing for the last 20 years”.

 

 

 

 

“Deep Blue Reflection” by Patricia Lappin

 

 

 

Patricia goes on to explain, “Before Florida I lived in Arkansas for 20 years, exploring the hills and waterways with Plein Air and studio work in oil. That is the THEN. NOW I am sketching and taking photos at Green Cay and the Loxahatchee Nature Preserve to inspire the new acrylic paintings.  The contrast is very interesting when placed side by side.  Our life circumstances and a new environment have great influence on how we see the world around us”.

 

Patricia tells The Rickie Report, ” Enjoy the beauty around you.  My desire to create was very strong and drawing was my refuge, my sanctuary.  It was an inner compulsion to be separate from the world sometimes.  I was content to spent hours drawing leaves, branches and bugs. A school field trip to the St. Louis Art Museum opened my eyes – adults took painting and drawing seriously, what a revelation”!

 

 

Acrylic Study by Patrica Lappin

 

 

From age 10 to 14, she studied painting on Saturday mornings with a high school art teacher.  After high school, she attended SMS in Springfield, Mo. for 4 semesters, taking every available art course, intro to design, color, etc., but Patricia only wanted to learn to paint like the paintings she had seen at the St. Louis Art Museum and that was not happening.  She met her husband, married and became a mother. 

 

Patricia continues, “I was still painting, but unsure of the new “adult artist” me.  We moved to Fairfield, CT. near NYC.  Caesar Cirigliano became my teacher and mentor for 5 years.  Working with only black, white, yellow ocher and burnt sienna for the first 3 years, he taught me portrait, landscape and still life painting.  We spent many hours at the Metropolitan Museum of Art in NYC studying the masters. Working with Ceasar was the greatest education I could have.  From 1970 to 1975 he led me from an insecure young adult struggling to believe in my artist-future to a confident artist in multiple mediums.  As he was leaving for Florida to retire, I ask him “who would be my teacher now?”  His answer formed my future.  “Don’t you know?  You are the teacher now.  You have the foundation now.”  When I began teaching I used my notes from the 5 years of study with Caesar.  I still use them today”.

 

 

 

 

“Fire In The Sky” by Patricia Lappin

 

 

 

Patricia opened her first studio in 1980 and began teaching and exhibiting in the tri-state area.  Her family moved to Ft. Smith AR in 1996.  “Since then I have been represented by galleries in Kansas City MO, Scottsdale AZ, and Van Buren AR.  I have shown my work at the Ft. Smith Art Center and the Center for Art and Education many times.  I teach private classes and workshops. My paintings are in many private and public collections”.

 

 

In 2016 the Lappins moved to Boca Raton FL, where Patricia joined the Plein Air Palm Beach group, exploring new scenes and making new friends, seeking out galleries and other venues for showing/selling her paintings and teaching.  She is on the faculty at The New Studio for the Visual Arts in Jupiter, FL, where she teaches Dynamic Color. Contact http://thenewstudiova.net  for information. Patricia also teaches a basic acrylic class at Artisans On The Ave in Lake Worth.  She is a member of the Palm Beach Watercolor Society. Patricia has won numerous awards for her artistry and her works can be found in private as well as public collections. 

 

More about Dynamic Color:

Do you want stronger, more confident paintings with less struggle? 

 Do you want paintings that glow? That stand out in a crowd, that make a strong statement?

Then this class is for you!

Using core colors of red, yellow and blue plus white and black will be the starting point– BUT WHICH BLUEWHICH YELLOW-WHICH RED?

In this class we will explore the visual and emotional effects of different color choices. Using simple shapes of pears, hearts, trees, balloons or abstract geometrics will make it easier to concentrate on the color and our response to how it effects the painting.

  • Making a color plan in the beginning of a painting saves a lot of struggle later.  Let’s explore the options.

  • Knowing the “why” of color combinations that work will boost your confidence.

  • Do you like BOLD or SOFT colors? It doesn’t matter which, playing with color is FUN, FUN, FUN.

  • Better than the BIG box of crayons.

If you love color, you will love playing along with me in this class.  While all mediums would be welcome, acrylic will be the medium of choice for my demos and instruction.

 

 

 

For more information about this exhibit, classes, or individual lessons:

Patricia Lappin    479-883-7386

www.patricialappin.com          lappin.patricia@yahoo.com

 

 

 

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

Rickie Leiter, Publisher

Rickie@therickiereport.com   561-537-0291

17019 SW Sapri Way   Port St. Lucie, FL 34986

 

 

 

Patricia Lappin’s Original Artwork Is Featured At Delray Beach Public Library Through December 14. Enjoy Free Artist Talk On November 1. See Her Full Array Of Artworks At Artists And Charities Hand In Hand At Palm Beach County Convention Center November 2-3.

The Delray Beach Public Library is featuring a selection of paintings, “Then and Now”, by artist Patricia Lappin, when she lived in Arkansas and then moved to Florida.  Patricia is a beloved teacher at the New Studio for Visual Arts in Jupiter.  Enjoy a free Artist Talk on Friday, November 1 and meet Patricia!  The exhibit is open now through December 14.  To see a full array of Patricia’s artworks, stop by the Palm Beach County Convention Center on November 2-3 at Artists & Charities Hand In Hand Show and Sale.  The Rickie Report shares the details and some sneak peeks.

 

 

 

 

 

“THEN   AND   NOW”     

PAINTINGS   BY   PATRICIA   LAPPIN

 

 

Delray Beach Public Library 

  100 W Atlantic Blvd.  Delray Beach FL  33444

MEET & GREET Reception:

 

Friday, November 1

 3 – 4:30 pm  

Artist’s talk at 3:30 with refreshments

Open to the public free of charge. 

Exhibit is available now through December 14, 2019

 

 

 

“Marsh Patterns” by Patricia Lappin

 

 

ARTISTS AND CHARITIES  HAND  IN  HAND

Saturday & Sunday, November 2 -3, 2019

11 am – 5 pm

Palm Beach Convention Center
650 Okeechobee Blvd   West Palm Beach, Florida

 

 

 

 

“Waterways Blue and Orange” by Patricia Lappin

 

 

To Patricia Lappin, every painting is an adventure!  When you visit the Delray Beach Library to see her exhibit, you will understand what she means. I look at her paintings and wonder where that path in the painting may take me next! She says, ” Since moving to Florida my color palette has become brighter and more vibrant. My subject is still the natural world expressed in both abstracts and more recognizable images.  However, I am taking more license with the colors and simplifying the shapes to imply and intuit instead of record an actual scene as I have been doing for the last 20 years”.

 

Patricia goes on to explain, “Before Florida I lived in Arkansas for 20 years, exploring the hills and waterways with Plein Air and studio work in oil. That is the THEN.  NOW I am sketching and taking photos at Green Cay and the Loxahatchee Nature Preserve to inspire the new acrylic paintings.  The contrast is very interesting when placed side by side.  Our life circumstances and a new environment have great influence on how we see the world around us”.

 

 

 

“Winter Trail” by Patricia Lappin

 

 

 

 

Patricia tells The Rickie Report, ” Enjoy the beauty around you.  My desire to create was very strong and drawing was my refuge, my sanctuary.  It was an inner compulsion to be separate from the world sometimes.  I was content to spent hours drawing leaves, branches and bugs. A school field trip to the St. Louis Art Museum opened my eyes – adults took painting and drawing seriously, what a revelation”!

 

 

From age 10 to 14, she studied painting on Saturday mornings with a high school art teacher.  After high school, she attended SMS in Springfield, Mo. for 4 semesters, taking every available art course, intro to design, color, etc., but Patricia only wanted to learn to paint like the paintings she had seen at the St. Louis Art Museum and that was not happening.  She met her husband, married and became a mother. 

 

 

“Winter Trail” by Patricia Lappin

 

 

Patricia continues, “I was still painting, but unsure of the new “adult artist” me.  We moved to Fairfield, CT. near NYC.  Caesar Cirigliano became my teacher and mentor for 5 years.  Working with only black, white, yellow ocher and burnt sienna for the first 3 years, he taught me portrait, landscape and still life painting.  We spent many hours at the Metropolitan Museum of Art in NYC studying the masters. Working with Ceasar was the greatest education I could have.  From 1970 to 1975 he led me from an insecure young adult struggling to believe in my artist-future to a confident artist in multiple mediums.  As he was leaving for Florida to retire, I ask him “who would be my teacher now?”  His answer formed my future.  “Don’t you know?  You are the teacher now.  You have the foundation now.”  When I began teaching I used my notes from the 5 years of study with Caesar.  I still use them today”.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

“Waterways in Yellow” by Patricia Lappin

 

 

 

 

Patricia opened her first studio in 1980 and began teaching and exhibiting in the tri-state area.  Her family moved to Ft. Smith AR in 1996.  “Since then I have been represented by galleries in Kansas City MO, Scottsdale AZ, and Van Buren AR.  I have shown my work at the Ft. Smith Art Center and the Center for Art and Education many times.  I teach private classes and workshops. My paintings are in many private and public collections”.

 

 

In 2016 the Lappins moved to Boca Raton FL, where Patricia joined the Plein Air Palm Beach group, exploring new scenes and making new friends, seeking out galleries and other venues for showing/selling her paintings and teaching.  She is on the faculty at The New Studio for the Visual Arts in Jupiter, FL. and a member of the Palm Beach Watercolor Society. Patricia has won numerous awards for her artistry and her works can be found in private as well as public collections. 

 

 

 

 

For more information about this exhibit, classes, or individual lessons:

Patricia Lappin    479-883-7386

www.patricialappin.com          lappin.patricia@yahoo.com

 

The New Studio for Visual Arts, Jupiter, Fl.  Now teaching Dynamic Color Harmony on Monday mornings from 9:30 to 12:30 through October.  New class starts in November through December.  Contact http://thenewstudiova.net  for information.

 

 

 

 

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

Rickie Leiter, Publisher

Rickie@therickiereport.com   561-537-0291

17019 SW Sapri Way   Port St. Lucie, FL 34986

 

APBC Offers Calligraphy, Mandalas and Jewelry Classes At Art On Park Gallery

Artists of Palm Beach County (APBC) offers gallery exhibits as well as numerous classes at Art On Park Gallery in Lake Park, FL.   The Rickie Report shares information about upcoming Jewelry workshops to learn Bead Weaving, Crystal Flower Bracelet, Peyote Stitch with Kelley Allen. Learn different Calligraphy forms from Marsha Bhagwansingh in individual classes suited to your level of experience and interest.  Marsha and Kelley also sell their artistic creations at Art On Park Gallery.  We give you the details and some sneak peeks here.

 

 

 

 

 

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Art On Park Gallery

800 Park Ave.    Lake Park, FL  33403

 

 

Make your own Jewelry!

 

Bead Weaving:

This new series of classes will teach beginning bead weaving.
Tuesday evenings from 6-8 PM.

  • Cost is $35 per class per person
  • Includes individual, hands on instruction
  • Includes free kit

 

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Crystal Flowers Bracelet

Learn how to transform 20 Preciosa Crystals into five perfect flowers with a simple cross weave technique. Four colors available: Aquamarine, Capri Blue, Fuchsia Pink and Citrine Yellow.

  • For beginning jewelry makers.
  • Each kit contains materials for one adjustable bracelet with detailed color instructions and a reusable plastic case.
  • Class is limited to eight students.
  • Reservations are encouraged to ensure your favorite color will be available.

 

Call 561-345-2842 to reserve your place.

 

 

Coming Soon: Simple Peyote Stitch

Simple Peyote Stitch bracelet for ‘tweens, teens and adults.

 

About the Instructor:

Kelley Allen is a local Palm Beach Gardens artist. She has been bead weaving since 2007 and melting glass since 2009. She is a member of the Artists of Palm Beach County, the Florida Glass Dragons and the International Society of Glass Beadmakers. Her work can be found in the Art on Park Gallery at 800 Park Ave. in Lake Park, FL, on many Thursday evenings at the Sunset Celebration at the Sailfish Marina and Resort, and on-line at KAbeads.com

 

 

 

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Italic Calligraphy Classes

Learn Calligraphy from Marsha Bhagwansingh

“Letters- these seemingly commonplace little signs taken for granted by so many, belong to the most momentous products of creative power.”
Gustav Barthel (The Speedball Textbook)

 

Lessons include:

  • Pen assembly and care
  • Calligraphy terms and zones
  • Understanding the structure of Italic letters
  • Upper and lowercase alphabets
  • Numerals
  • Punctuation
  • Spacing and centering
  • Addressing envelopes (formally and creatively)
  • A written passage
  • Flourishing

 

 

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Italic, one of the most beautiful styles of broad-edged lettering is most often used for addressing envelopes and invitations and for writing greeting cards and poetry. It has elegant letterforms that slope gently to the right and is considered a formal hand.

 

  • No prior experience needed
  • Tuition: $22.00 per class
  • Printed material included.
  • Materials needed to be discussed on the first day.

Call Marsha to register: 561 507 4527

 

 

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“Mandala” by Marsha Bhagwansingh

For More Information about classes and exhibits:
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

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Aya Fiber Studio Announces New Dyehouse Studio Space, Workshops, Classes and Great Gift Ideas

The Aya Fiber Studio in Port Salerno Florida is happy to announce their new Dyehouse Studio Space!  Located in the Fish House Art Center, the Aya Fiber Studio Dyehouse will offer classes and workshops for all levels of instruction and ability in the fiber arts, sewing, dyeing, silk screening, marbling, silk painting, shibori, natural dyeing, surface design and indigo dyeing.  The Rickie Report shares some fabulous photos and reminds everyone that the first Indigo Workshop begins May 11th!  What a great Mother’s Day, Graduation Day, Father’s Day or ANY DAY gift idea!  Get a group of friends together or come and join the group.  We know this is a friendly atmosphere with all the tools you will need.  If you are looking for something ready-made, stop in!

 

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Aya Fiber Studio

FISH House Art Center

4745 SE Desoto Ave

Port Salerno, Florida 34997

 

STUDIO and BOUTIQUE OPEN: Tuesday- Saturday

 

and by appointment: 336-693-4606

 

Suzanne Connors tells The Rickie Report, “My work is inspired by my life in south Florida and my times living in the Caribbean islands. I am drawn to the colors of a setting sun and the Indigo blues of the sky and the sea.”

 

 

Workshops on specific techniques will be held weekly and monthly for all ages and all levels from absolute beginners to experienced craftspeople looking to hone their skills. Teachers and speakers will include local artists as well as experienced “visiting artists” from the Fiber world!

 

In addition you can rent studio space by the hour, day, week or month to practice your new skills. It is a great opportunity to create in an intimate fully furnished waterfront studio environment in South Florida!

Results from a Workshop at Aya Fiber Studio

Results from a Workshop at Aya Fiber Studio

WORKSHOPS

Indigo Workshops: May 11, June 8, July 13, Aug 3
Intro to Stitching two day workshops: June 14-15, July 19-20, Aug 9-10
Marbling on Silk workshop: May 17, 2015
***Thursday Mornings @ Aya Fiber Studio- beginning May 21, 2015 ( 1st session: ICE DYEING)

***Each Thursday Suzanne will lead an Open Studio Session presenting different techniques.  

 

REGISTER TODAY: http://www.ayafiberstudio.com/indigo-workshops/

 

 

 

Recently Dyed Fabrics Drying

Recently Dyed Fabrics Drying

MARK YOUR CALENDARS:

STUDIO GRAND OPENING RECEPTION

FRIDAY, JUNE 12, 2015

Many fabrics to choose from

Many hand dyed fabrics to choose from

 

Studio equipped with:

  • sewing machines
  • serger
  • large cutting and work tables
  • irons/ironing boards
  • dress forms
  • wet area with sinks
  • dye equipment
  • drying rack and indoor lines
  • silk and batik frames
  • steamer
  • 4 harness Leclerc floor loom
  • Tapestry Loom
  • Marbling equipment
  • Reference library
  • Computer and printer
  • Wi-fi also available.

 

WHAT DO YOU WANT TO MAKE TODAY?

 

 

 

Beautifully Hand Dyed Shawl

Beautifully Hand Dyed Shawl

 

Suzanne goes on to share, “What I love about fiber art is the surprise element – the mixture of the fabric, the dye and the resist create different combinations of results that are only revealed at the final step. The magic when the freshly dyed indigo comes out of the vat and turns from green to blue right before your eyes! It is always a surprise when I unwrap a freshly dyed piece of fabric! I currently specialize in Shibori and Batik. For me, these art forms are an excuse to use vibrant colors and simple shapes to produce designs, without having to worry too much about the details –just as in life, there are no “mistakes” with fiber, and everything is always subject to change. The imperfections are all part of the creative process. I typically use African Adinka symbols as inspirations in my batik prints and create my own stamps.  I am always learning new techniques and experimenting with them. Every piece created is a unique one of a kind original!”

 

For more information please contact Suzanne Connors at:(336) 693-4606 or visit www.ayafiberstudio.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