First in the U.S., Kinetic Symposium in Boynton Beach Connects With Global Community

Art merges with technology at the International Kinetic Art Exhibit and Symposium in Boynton Beach, Feb.6-8, 2015. This event is FREE and open to the public. Kinetic art is a form of art that depends on movement for its effect. One of the best known kinetic art forms is the mobile. However, it includes many kinetic art forms and infinite possibilities will be showcased during the weekend, including 16 iconic outdoor art works by artists including Tom Brewitz, Lin Emery, Jeff Kahn, Paul Daniel, John King and Bill Woods that visitors can experience in a self-guided tour.  All the artwork is designed to connect the public to one-of-a-kind visual experiences, and there will be opportunities to meet many of the artists in person.  The Rickie Report shares details, sneak peeks and opportunities for everyone to get involved!

 

 

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2015 International

KINETIC ART

Symposium

The February 6-8, 2015 International Kinetic Art Exhibit and Symposium is the second FREE biennial event. This event will connect you to one-of-a-kind visual experiences.

  • Tour 16 iconic kinetic artworks installed outdoor in east Boynton Beach.
  • Participate in the first Kinetic Connection, a community based created kinetic artwork.
  • Join special S.T.E.A.M. learning based youth workshops and see the Solar Tree kinetic art student exhibit!
  • Enjoy over 60 Indoor kinetic artworks and site specific installations.
  • Interact with kinetic art influenced inventions and technological innovations.
  • Attend engaging and educational presentations.
  • Meet international kinetic artists
  • In addition, the event will feature another 60 indoor kinetic artworks for which details are available by visiting http://tinyurl.com/qb255sp.

 

The International Kinetic Art Exhibit and Symposium was created by the Boynton Beach Arts Commission and produced by the City of Boynton Beach through its Art in Public Places program. It’s supported by; Equity One, Inc., Kinetic Art Organization (KAO), International Sculpture Center, Cultural Council of Palm Beach County, Buffalo Wild Wings, Boca Bearings, Hacklab, Solartree Project, Coastal Star, Neighborhood Gallery, Schoolhouse Children’s Museum and Learning Center, The Secret Garden Cafe and the Boynton Beach Community Redevelopment Agency. Additional sponsorship opportunities are available. The FREE biennial event is created to connect the public to one-of-a-kind visual experiences.

 

"Bloomer Tree" by Edwin Cheong of Singapore

“Bloomer Tree” by Edwin Cheong of Singapore

 

 

Debby Coles-Dobay, Public Arts Manager, tells The Rickie Report, “This event, a first in the nation, provides a highly visible international event that nurtures an exciting contemporary art form, while stimulating the local economy, creating an important cultural destination, connecting the local cultural environment in Boynton Beach with the global community.  This unique event connects the public to one-of-a-kind visual experiences. It merges art with technology stimulating cultural interaction, education and economic development”.​

 

 

 

Art Merges With Technology at Kinetic Art Event

 

 

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LOCAL CONNECTIONS:

LOCAL COMPANIES BRING REAL-WORLD INNOVATIONS TO BOYNTON BEACH KINETIC ART EXHIBIT!

The International Kinetic Art Exhibit and Symposium, which will be held Feb. 6-8, 2015, in Boynton Beach is designed to connect visitors and participants to one-of-a-kind visual experiences.  Contributing toward that goal will be Boynton Beach-based Boca Bearings and Flipstone Technology’s HackLab, which will each bring real-world technical innovations to the weekend event.
In addition to highlighting their line of ball bearings, roller bearings and linear bearings, which are used by kinetic artists to create their work, and educating the public on how bearings work, Boca Bearings will have multi-rotor and 3-D printing demonstrations at the event. Similar to a hybrid helicopter because it is a multi-rotor aircraft, these small, radio controlled flying machines are being used increasingly for aerial photography and surveillance. 3D printing is an additive manufacturing process that creates three dimensional solid objects from a digital file. The object is created by laying down consecutive layers of material until the entire object is created.

"Twist" by Ralfonso

“Twist” by Ralfonso

 

From Boca Bearings’ International Innovation Contest

“Bussola”  by  Jennifer Townley

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 (http://tinyurl.com/olrhtqm), Kinetic artist Jennifer Townley will exhibit her entry, “Bussola,” which is named after the Italian word for “compass,” as this three-dimensional work was inspired by one of Leonardo da Vinci’s designs for a compass dating from 1514. The skeleton-like structure seems to behave like a natural organism that slowly moves forward through space. 

 

Flipstone Technology’s Hacklab North Boynton:

 

Flipstone Technology’s nonprofit organization, Hacklab North Boynton, is dedicated to making the community more aware of real-world technological innovations. (http://tinyurl.com/mpysss2) In keeping with this commitment, Hacklab  North Boynton is bringing its interactive “Daft Booth” to the International Kinetic Art Exhibit and Symposium. Based on the sound booth used at the 2014 Grammy Awards by by the French electronic music duo Daft Punk, the “Daft Booth” is an interactive soundboard that incorporates musical samplings of the duo.  Buttons, light and sound are meshed together in such a way that anybody can use the booth to turn themselves into their own DJ.

 

Sarah Younger, a 2013 International Kinetic Art Exhibit and Symposium “People Choice Award” winner, has partnered with Hacklab North Boynton to offer free public workshops Jan. 10 and 24, 2015, on how to work with technologies and build renewable energy art forms. Completed projects will be showcased at the International Art Exhibit and Symposium. For more information, visit www.LampInfo.org; emailLampInc@comcast.net; or on Facebook at Living Arts Meta Programs.

 

"Sun Tattler" by Paul Daniel

“Sun Tattler” by Paul Daniel

 

 MORE OPPORTUNITIES TO CONNECT TO KINETIC ART:

 

The exhibit and symposium also leaves room to connect with kinetic art through educational presentations both days. Presenters include working kinetic artists and educators Paul Daniels, Behnaz Farahi, Jay Flanzbaum, Angus Forbes, Jerzy Kedziora, Cory Oliver, Ralfonso, Nancy Schiffer, and Rein Treifeldt. They will cover the historical, present and future of kinetic art.

 

Kinetic Connections

 

There will be interactive participation in many of the displays. For example, visitors are invited to meet artist Elayna Toby who has transformed an old tree into a kinetic sculpture.

 

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Meet Me At The Tree!

 

 

A compilation video about the hundreds of community contributed items that make up Kinetic-Connections will be featured adjacent to the transformed tree during the 2015 International Kinetic Art Exhibition and Symposium from February 6-8, 2015.

 

Kinetic-Connections will be a temporary piece taken down at the end of the symposium, leaving the tree in its original state, as if untouched. The strands, inspired by and generated from the community, will then be “recycled” back into the world, made available for sale as decorations for home or garden. A portion of the proceeds from sales of these strands will benefit the City of Boynton Beach Art in Public Places program and Resource Depot.

 

Kinetic Solar Butterflies

Kinetic Solar Butterflies

 

 

Visitors can also learn about solar energy and construct dancing solar butterflies that will join hundreds of other solar butterflies on exhibit at the City’s Schoolhouse Children’s Museum. There’s an opportunity to become your own DJ by using the buttons, lights and sounds in HackLab North Boynton’s “Daft Booth,” inspired by the Grammy Award winning group Daft Punk.

 

Complementing these activities will be original projects such as an outdoor kinetic dance performance by Boytnon Beach Community High School’s dance academy. Students from Ft. Lauderdale’s Central Charter School will exhibit their maquette and marketing plans for their solar tree project.

 

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Educational component of the International Kinetic Art Exhibit and Symposium. 

 

Central Charter School of Boca Raton, Florida will participate in the International Solar Tree Kinetic Art Sculpture program created by International Kinetic artist Rein Triefeldt.

 

When the Arts Commission was forming their visioning plan their goal was to deliver an art event that transcended typical art fairs, brought international attention to the City of Boynton Beach, educated and engaged the public in the arts.  Ralfonso shared similar goals and was often approached by educators to speak to students about how Kinetic Art is made. Ralfonso brought his experience with kinetic art projects. He collaborated with universities in China and Sweden to integrated the creative disciplines such as sculpture, engineering, science, physics, fabrication and the environment to create dynamic kinetic art sculptures.  These have been huge successes and a learning experience for all involved.

 

Kinetic Art organization co-founder,  Rein Treifledt who has created functional solar driven kinetic art throughout the Nation and now Internationally was introduced to the collaborative.  Rein’s interdisciplinary curriculum is the exact focus for integrated based  learning that is now becoming a National standard.  He has been working with professors at Drexel University to incorporate his Kinetic Solar Art curriculum into the national school systems.

 

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The weekend concludes with an artists’ awards ceremony. For a complete schedule of events and venues, visit www.IntlKineticArtEvent.org.

 

 

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

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International Kinetic Art Exhibit/Symposium in Boynton Beach!

The Rickie Report is pleased to share that from February 6-8, 2015, everyone will be able to partake in the International Kinetic Art Exhibit and Symposium.  This is the second FREE biennial event. This event will connect you to one-of-a-kind visual experiences.  
  • Tour 16 iconic kinetic artworks installed outdoor in east Boynton Beach.
  • Participate in the first Kinetic Connection, a community based created kinetic artwork.
  • Join special S.T.E.A.M. learning based youth workshops and see the Solar Tree kinetic art student exhibit!
  • Enjoy over 60 Indoor kinetic artworks and site specific installations.
  • Interact with kinetic art influenced inventions and technological innovations.
  • Attend engaging and educational presentations.
  • Meet international kinetic artists

Kinetic artists seek to propel the mind to wonder and to encourage viewers to appreciate art forms in motion and learn about other ways they can benefit society. Kinetic Art is created by artists who push the boundaries of traditional, static art forms to introduce visual experiences that will engage the audience and profoundly change the course of modern art

 

 

 

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Jerzy

 

“Kinetic artists seek to propel the mind to wonder and to encourage viewers to appreciate the Art in Motion. Kinetic art is created by artists who push the boundaries of traditional, static art forms to introduce visual experiences that are engaging, benefit society and profoundly change our lives.”

 

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Edwin Cheong, “Bloomer Tree”

Meet Some of the Artists

EDWIN CHEONG – SINGAPORE

Bloomer Tree

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Edwin@ EdwinCheong.com

PAUL DANIEL – MD

Sun Tattler

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PDaniel2@verizon.net

LIN EMERY – LA

Lyric

LinEmery.com

Lin@LinEmery.com

JEFF KAHN – PA

Transcending Tides

JeffKahnSculpture.com

JKahn3@verizon.net

JOHN KING – CO

Butterfly Tree ll

JohnKingArts.com

John1King2@msn.com

RALFONSO – WPB & SWITZERLAND

Twist

Ralfonso.com

Ralfonso@Ralfonso.com

For information about the 2015 International Kinetic Art Exhibit and Symposium visit: www.IntlKineticArtEvent.org.

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John King

John King

February 6-8, 2015 International Kinetic Art Exhibit and Symposium created by the Boynton Beach Arts Commission produced by the City of Boynton Beach through its Art in Public Places program. It’s a signature cultural event for the City’s Strategic Plan and is key to it’s economic development planning.

The objectives of this biennial Symposium are to:

  • The goal is to deliver an Art and Cultural event that transcended typical art fairs, delivers international attention to the City of Boynton Beach and educated and engaged a diverse audience about public art.
  • Celebrate the dynamic and compelling aspects of today’s kinetic art to the general public, public art professionals, as well as art and museum curators, and gallerists.
  • Build public and private interest in collecting and/or commissioning kinetic art through exposure to its rich historical context and through exhibitions of its various contemporary forms.
  • Motivate educators to incorporate kinetic art into the S.T.E.A.M. curriculum. The importance of adding “art” to STEM (science, technology, engineering, and math) is to utilize both sides of the brain and to make learning “fun.”
  • Stimulate creative applications of various technologies in kinetic art, including “green” technologies in concert with the City’s Green Building Program.
  • Create a highly visible, bi-annual, international event that nurtures an exciting contemporary art form, while stimulating the local economy, creating an important cultural destination, and revitalizing a local community.
Jeff Kahn

Jeff Kahn

_________________________________________________________Boynton Beach Art in Public Places MISSION/VISION

? Why Art in Public Places

Our mission is to integrate the arts into the greater community. The purpose is to stimulate cultural interaction, education and economic development by selecting, siting, installing and maintaining public art.

 

:How We are Funded

The Art in Public Places program is funded through a one-percent public art impact fee. As development occurs, public art is integrated into the architecture, infrastructure, landscape and greenways throughout Boynton Beach.

 

Our Successes:

54 Public art in development projects www.BoyntonBeachArts.org

Art in Public Places videos 2012 & 2013 www.BoyntonBeachArts.org

International Kinetic Art Exhibit & Symposium www.IntlKineticArtEvent.org

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6th year Avenue of the Arts Avenue of the Arts – City of Boynton Beach

Exhibits in City facilities

BBAD, Boynton Beach Arts District

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Our Dream:

The vision for Art in Public Places  Program is to connect the cultural environment in Boynton Beach with the global community.

 

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The Art in Public Places Program provides jobs for artists and art related businesses, attracts visitors, creative placemaking and contributes to economic development.

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For more information please contact Debby Coles-Dobay, City of Boynton Beach Public Art Administrator, at 561-742-6026.
Visit Boynton Beach Art in Public Places or www.boyntonbeacharts.org.

 

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Experience Art in a New Way With Art Synergy / Art Palm Beach!

The inauguration of Art Synergy, the first countywide gallery walk weekend taking place in 6 art districts and coinciding with Art Palm BeachSupported by the Cultural Council of Palm Beach County, Mayor’s Offices, DDA and Community Redevelopment Agencies, Art Synergy will include gallery receptions, open artist studios, performances, museum openings, lectures, cutting edge fashion shows and special architectural tours. The Rickie Report is pleased to be an underwriter of Art Synergy and hopes you’ll attend these exciting events!  More details are in this article.

 

 

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ART SYNERGY

 

The inauguration of “Art Synergy”, the first countywide gallery walk weekend taking place in 6  art districts and coinciding with Art Palm Beach. Supported by the Cultural Council of Palm Beach County, Mayor’s Offices, DDA and Community Redevelopment Agencies, Art Synergy will include gallery receptions, open artist studios, performances, museum openings, lectures and special architectural tours.  These events are focused on promoting contemporary galleries and emerging artists as well as established museums, not for profit art centers, university galleries and a growing number of international artists now drawn to these historic art community districts.

 

 

WELCOME TO THE 6 ART SYNERGY “LOOPS”

 

 

Art Synergy includes the following Palm Beach County Art Districts:

Continuum West Palm Beach

Continuum West Palm Beach

 312 Clematis Street, Downtown West Palm Beach, FL

 

Clematis Street is the historical heart of Downtown West Palm Beach. The Clematis flower ironically is known as the “traveler’s joy”. The vision for the Continuum location 312 Clematis is just that, the traveler’s joy in experiencing art in the Art & Entertainment location of central West Palm Beach.

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Eight minutes away from the Palm Beach County Convention, Continuum is the quintessential core of where art and culture is flourishing in the Downtown District.  In partnership with the West Palm Beach Downtown Development Authority, Continuum will have a diverse representation of artists of different disciplines partnered with music to keep the momentum of the DDA’s vision of being the arts & entertainment hub of Downtown WPB.

Full Schedule of Events for Continuum:

 

VIP Night: Black Tie & Sneakers
Wednesday, January 22, 2014 6pm-11pm
Sneakers from the public to donate to Divinity Dance’s the Souled Out Project shoe for charity

  • Silent auction of sneakers painted by artists and donated to charity.
  • Live Body Painting
  • Singer Raquel Williams
  • Fusion Fashion & Art show
  • My Face and Body Arts Studio
    • Charity recipient:  Faith’s Place Center For Education, Inc.
  • Food

Happy Hour with Bombay Sapphire
Thursday, January 23, 2014 7pm-10pm

  • Live Art in the window
  • Live cube painting
  • LS 1426 Fashion Show
  • Food & Music

Indigo Unplugged by Smooth Bounce Entertainment
Friday, January 24, 2014 12pm-12am

  • Open mic, singing, spoken word – Smooth Bounce Entertainment 7pm – 11pm
  • Student Symphony
  • Live Art in window

Freestyle
Saturday, January 25, 2014 12pm-12am

  • South Florida Symphony
  • Speaking Volumes
  • Live Art in window

Brunch and Lecture
Sunday, January 26, 2014 11am-6pm

  • Discussion Panel
  • Brunch
All food each night will be provided by restaurants located directly in the Downtown District of West Palm Beach, courtesy of the DDA of West Palm Beach.  Information subject to change.

 

Antique Row West Palm Beach

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Antique Row Art Walk

January 23-25, 2014

South Dixie Highway (Between Belvedere and Southern Blvds)  West Palm Beach, FL

 

Galleries will be open all 4 days from 6-9pm.

The special art walk, South Dixie Antique Row Art Walk will take place on Sunday the 26th from 4-6 pm.

‘Art Synergy is a wonderful county wide celebration of art in Palm Beach County, our little niche on Antique Row between Belvedere and Southern Blvd is full of variety, powerful artwork and elegant settings, all with in walking distance of each other’ -Jamnea Finlayson

Participating Galleries

Sean Rush Atelier
3700 S. Dixie Hwy
classical figure drawings and Equine series paintings by Sean Rush.
sean@seanrush.com

Cashmere Buffalo
3709 S. Dixie Hwy
featuring the monochromatic works of Harlene Goldstein

Objects 20c
3611 S. Dixie Hwy
info@modernauctions.com

Mary Woerner Fine Arts
3700 S. Dixie Hwy #7
contemporary paintings, drawings, sculpture, collage, photography and original graphics.
mary@marywoernerfinearts.com

JF Gallery
3901 S. Dixie Hwy
Contemporary Gallery featuring mainly Abstract and Abstract Expressionism

 

Worth Avenue Art Walk

January 23-26, 2014    5pm – 8pm

 

Participating Galleries

 

Arcature Fine Art

318 Worth Avenue
Palm Beach, FL 33480
561.805.9388
Contact – Ryan Ross
arcaturefineart@mac.com

Holden Luntz Gallery
332 Worth Avenue
Palm Beach, FL 33480
561.805.9550
Contact – Jodi
jodi@oldenluntz.com

Mark Borghi Fine Art
255 Worth Avenue
Palm Beach, FL 33480
561.328.9504
Contact – Mark Borghi
mark@borghi.org

Gallery Biba
224A Worth Avenue
Palm Beach, FL 33480
561.651.1371
Contact – Biba
biba@bibagallery.com

DTR Modern Galleries
440 South County Rd at Worth Avenue
Palm Beach, FL 33480
561.366.9387
Contact – Bryan Walsh
bwalsh@dtrmodern.com

Wally Findlay Galleries International
165 Worth Avenue
Palm Beach, FL 33480
561.655.2090
Contact – lars
lars@wallyfindlay.com

Taglialatella Galleries
313 ½ Worth Avenue
In the Via Bice
Palm Beach, FL 33480
561.833.4700
Contact – David Ginn
david@djtfa.com

Russek Gallery
203 Worth Avenue
Palm Beach, FL 33480
561.832.4811
Contact – Sloane Russek
info@russek.com

Gavlak Gallery
249B Worth Avenue
Palm Beach, FL 33480
561.833.0583
Contact- Karene
karene@gavlakgallery.com

Surovek Gallery
349 Worth Avenue
12 Via Parigi
Palm Beach, FL 33480
561.655.2665
Contact- Clay Surovek
clay@surovekgallery.com

Gasiunasen Gallery
400 Worth Avenue at Peruvian Avenue
Palm Beach, FL 33480
561.820.8920
Contact – Donna Tribby
arijart@bellsouth.net

Galleria of Sculpture
11 Via Parigi| Worth Avenue
Palm Beach, FL 33480
561.659.7557
Contact – Cheryl Sundell
info@galeriaofsculpture.com

Liman Studio Gallery
139 N County Rd| in the historic Paramount Building
Palm Beach, FL 33480
Contact – Ellen Liman
T6060@yahoo.com

 

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Art al’Fresco

January 24, 2014

Boynton Beach Art District

 

404-422 West Industrial Ave., Boynton Beach, Florida 33426

 6 p.m. to 1 a.m.

ARTal’FRESCO 2014, is a one night fashion, art, and culture exhibition in Boynton Beach which will feature a unique art experiences at BBAD, recently recognized as the “Best Art Walk 2013.” Special presentations include: live painting in artists studio settings, plein air painting, contemporary sculpture installation, a glass blowing demonstration, painting and photography exhibitions, video projection and interactive BBAD studio visits. Entertainment is provided by the South Florida Symphony Brass Ensemble, illuminated performance by Philosiphiers, photo ops with Fusion: Fashion and Art’s living sculptures staged in front of the districts “ActivistArtistA Bay Gates” mural project wearing couture art inspired fashions. Graffiti artists who painted the doors and walls will be adding finishing touches to their murals to add to the many art experiences.

 

 

Art Palm Beach ticket holders will enjoy access a VIP catered area, sponsored by The Little House, where a meet and greet with some of the Art Palm Beach’s main speakers and presenters, as well as, a visit to the ActivistArtistA Gallery’s Exhibition “Sensibilities” featuring the work of Ali Miranda and Cheryl Maeder, Curator: Rolando Chang Barrero. DJ music provided by Audio Playground Entertainment will keep the action going into the late hours of the night.

 

 

A FREE luxury bus tour sponsored by The City of Boynton Beach will offer Art Palm Beach attendees an informative and entertaining tour to Boynton Beach. The four hour tour pick up time is 6:15pm at the Convention Center. The tour will travel to the Boynton Beach Art in Public Places, Avenue of the Arts out door exhibition of twelve sculptures set in an urban environment. At 7:40pm the bus will arrive at the BBAD, Boynton Beach Arts District for the ARTal’FRESCO exhibitions. The luxury busses will be boarded at 10:00 pm to travel back to the Convention Center. To register please visit this website or call Lori J. Durante, ARTalFRESCO Tour.

 

 

 

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ArtX at Historic Northwood Village

January 25, 2014  6 – 11 pm

Historic Northwood Village, West Palm Beach, FL

Guided Art Walk of Galleries 6pm-9pm Artist demonstrations, lectures, and art exhibitions See below for participating galleries in the Historic Northwood Village art district. Grand Finale: Fashion Show by Fusion Fashion & Art 9pm Emerging from the galleries, models will appear on the catwalk for a marvelous fashion and art show. Over 50 artists will be presenting all new works of fashion and art on the runway.

Participating Galleries

 

Hennevelt’s Gallery  510 Northwood Rd.

  • Group Exhibition
  • Painting Demonstration

 

Northwood Glass Art & Gifts  524 Northwood Rd.

  • Student show of mosaic and fused glass.
  • Painting Demonstration

 

OSGS, Ortiz-Smykla Gallery-Studio 500 Northwood Rd.

  • Group Exhibition
  • Lecture/Demonstration

 

Bohemia AG 536 Northwood Rd.

  • Group Exhibition
  • Artist meet and greet

 

Suzanne Connors Fine Art Gallery  538 Northwood Rd.

  • Art to Wear Trunk Show Event

 

Harold’s Coffee Lounge   509 Northwood Rd.

  • Local artist painting exhibit

 

Jabo  437 Northwood Rd.

  • Group Exhibition

 

Christopher Gatelock Imagine Studios & Art Gallery  512 Northwood Rd.

  • Photographic Art Exhibit & Tour

 

RAW Gallery  508A Northwood Rd.

  • Collage Demonstration by owner/artist Dee Carnelli

 

Gallery 418  418 Northwood Rd.

  • This gallery offers a spontaneous mix of Mid century, modern, antiques, furnishings, lighting, fine art, rugs, one of a kind pieces for your home.

 

CCE (Creative Center for Creative Education)  425  24th Street

  • “Circus at the Center” event (Tuesday, January 28th, the day after Art Palm Beach weekend)
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Lula’s Art Pop

 

January 26, 2014

 

LULA Lake Worth Arts District: Featuring a colorful, artistic, and vibrant cultural landscape along the main streets located west of Dixie Highway, Lake and Lucerne, visitors can find the energetic Urban Arts Lofts of Lake Worth. The eclectic mix of galleries, music venues and unique specialty studios means there is never a shortage of things to do.

The first art walk at the Urban Arts Lofts:   12:00pm to 7:00pm

 

Urban Arts Lofts & Participating Downtown Galleries located at Lucerne Avenue and F Street in Lake Worth, FL

The Artists and the Lofts invite you to come and experience a day of Art Loft living. The walk will include live art demonstrations, assemblage of an air sculpture, musical and dance performances, ceramic creations, handmade drums and custom built furniture. Art Pop’s main event will be featuring 11 different galleries open to the public located at 1204 Lucerne also known as the Urban Arts Lofts (UAL).

 

The Urban Arts Lofts (UAL) consists of 12, brand new, two-story live/work lofts in the heart of the City. The three essential elements of this federally funded project included: style, sustainability and affordability. The Urban Arts Lofts provides workspace along with affordable housing for artists. These lots were once blighted and underutilized but the development of energy efficient/green units has helped market the City and given a real focus on setting the standard for arts and culture.

 

 

 

Full Schedule of Events and Galleries participating

 

 

Celestial Hunter Drums
1202 Lake Avenue, Deco Building

  • Live drum exhibition
  • Drums are hand made by the owners

Antonio Designs
1205 Lucerne Avenue, Deco Building

  • Handmade semi precious stone jewelry
  • Jewelry demonstrations

Andrea Lambrakis
1204 Lucerne Avenue, Floridian Building
www.andreahellenadesigns.com

  • Ceramic Art & Paintings

Yury Darashkevich1204 Lucerne Avenue, Floridian Building
www.yurydarash.com

  • Open Exhibit

Unit 1
1202 Lucerne Avenue, Modern Building
www.unit1.org

  • Exhibit opening that day
  • Live music

Studio C
1205 Lucerne Avenue, Deco Building
www.ucreativething.com

  • Studio C is a creative furniture and home decor workshop. We artistically customize and design around each client’s vision.

Kristine Yeste
(1202 Lake Avenue, Deco Building)

  • Paintings, prints, and a few stuffed toys
  • Live art toy as people pass by
  • Live music

JaiStar Productions
1205 Lucerne Avenue, Deco Building
www.JaiStarStudios.com
www.EcstaticDanceLakeWorth.com

  • Ecstatic Dance event
  • Live Music
  • 12 minute Visionary ART Movie
  • Visionary art collection on canvas (Giclee’s; natural 3-D effects and I have 3-D glasses to view art with)

Louise Noakes
1202 Lucerne Avenue, Modern Building

  • Exhibition of work will include fine art photography and feature “the digital transfer process”.
  • Live demonstrations how this exciting process is done.

Nardone
1202 Lucerne Avenue, Modern Building

  • Visual artists in Lake Worth focusing on journalistic, real-life film and photography as well as art installations

 

 

Downtown Lake Worth, long known for its charming eccentricities in art deco architecture, culture and people has opened its arms to a rebirth of some of the finest visual arts, experimental music forms, dance and theater groups. This is reflected in the many locally-owned boutiques, art galleries, vintage shops, and specialty and jewelry stores. Flamingo Clay StudioLake Worth Art League Gallery Art Link International, Clay Glass Metal Stone Cooperative Gallery, Bruce Webber Galleries, Maryanne Webber Galleries, Margot Stein Gallery, Artefact Pardo Gallery, McMow Art Glass, Art Gallery Designs, Shoe String Designs, Local Smoking Domain,  and Artisans on the Ave. are just a few of the participating galleries.

 

For information on LULA’s Art Pop check out www.lakewortharts.com or call 561.493.2550

For more information about Art Synergy visit the Art Palm Beach Week website.

 

 

 

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

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The Rickie Report

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Rickie@therickiereport.com

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Ralfonso Delivers Powerful and Imaginative Interactive, Kinetic Public Art

In February, 2013, Boynton Beach convened the first International Kinetic Art Symposium.  With artists around the world pushing the boundaries of static art, The Rickie Report is pleased to bring you an interview with Ralfonso.  Based in West Palm Beach, FL Ralfonso travels the world installing new and innovative kinetic sculptures. This kinetic master will participate in a number of public forums during Art Synergy/Art Palm Beach.  The Rickie Report urges you to hear him.  More details are in this article.

Art Synergy and Art Palm Beach

Present

Ralfonso

 

 

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Innovator and artist, Ralfonso brought the First International Kinetic Art Exhibit & Symposium to Boynton Beach, FL in 2013.  The Second will take place in 2015, but in between you will have a number of opportunities to meet and hear this visionary!  The Rickie Report interviewed Ralfonso and shares his story here.

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Kinetic Art Organization Founder and International kinetic artist, Ralfonso, will  showcase his art projects and the installation of iconic artwork global. He will also review his kinetic art curriculum for several Universities in China. Kinetic artist, Rein Triefeldt, will share his Solar Tree learning base educational program that he is implementing in the Central Charter School, Fort Lauderdale, FL. Boynton Beach’s Public Art Manager, Debby Coles-Dobay, will present the videos from the 2013 International Kinetic Art Exhibit and Symposium and review the programming for the 2015 Symposium.
  • January 24, 2014,  7:00 pm – 1:00 am at  ARTal’FRESCO, ArtPalmBeach satellite exhibition at Boynton Beach Arts District.  Preview of  2015 International Kinetic Art Exhibit Symposium at the Boynton Beach Art in Public Places booth
 
  • January 26, 2014,  2:00 pm at  ArtPalmBeach, West Palm Beach Convention Center, “Kinetic Sculptures – Art in Motion” Our panelists are Rein Triefeldt, Ralfonso Gschwend and Debby Coles-Dobay.       

                      

  • January 29, 2014,  1:30 p.m.- 2:30 p.m.  Boynton Beach Art in Public Places will present, “Kinetic Art, Year in Review” at the City Library, 208 South Seacrest Boulevard, Boynton Beach, FL

 

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Meet Ralfonso

 

TRR:        Were you artistically inclined as a child?

Ralfonso:  
No, I was never good at hand drawing or painting – only with the help of the computer can I explain and translate my 3 dimensional moving (and usually fairly complex) kinetic sculptures.
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TRR:    What and who were your early influences in artistic expression?

Ralfonso:

I love the intersection of art, design and mechanics!   Perhaps being Swiss, I am drawn to clean mechanical design – and I am mostly inspired by Nature – see my Bird of Paradise, Evolution, Magic Tree, etc.
Unlike many artists, who first start with smaller sculptures, exhibit in galleries and museums and then start to create art for public places, my story is somewhat in reverse. I started with very large to monumental sculptures for public places, – and only now begin to make smaller versions for private commissions.
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TRR:   What made you come to the United States and earn a degree in finance?

Ralfonso:

I have always wanted to be an artist, but it was clear to me early on, that in my art and creative endeavors, I wanted to be free from financial pressures.  So it made sense to me to first get a business education (Wharton MBA, 1985).  Then to succeed in business, which provided the critical resources of time and money (in that order…)  and then be able to create freely, without major financial stress.
Ralfonso, "G Rings"

Ralfonso, “G Rings”

TRR:      Can you share one of your earliest designs with us?

Ralfonso:

One of the early public designs in 2001 was the Wind Rings, later renamed G-Rings, which are still being exhibited in various exhibitions.  It was recently seen in “Mouvement et Luminiere” in Marcigny, France. It functions similar to a gyroscope and rotates on multiple axis in the wind.

Ralfonso, "Early Design of G Ring"

TRR:   Many artists dream of becoming world famous.  You have not only brought fame to your artistry, but also developed a mindset of international cooperation.  How did you go about creating this synergy?

Ralfonso:

My passion in life is Kinetic Art! With this passion, as president from its inception, I co-founded the Kinetic Art Organization (KAO) www.kinetic-art.org in 2001 with a two fellow Kinetic Artist. Now, with more than 1,000 members in over 60 Countries around the world we are very proud to be the largest Kinetic Art Organization in the world.
I want to share my passion particularly with young people, so we focus a lot on STEAM, a fairly new educational approach, where Science, Technology, Engineering, Art and Math meet.  Our 2 day Symposium in Boynton Beach in 2013 was very focused on this, with great speakers from the fields of art, engineering, architecture.  We are working on an even much more comprehensive Symposium for the 2015 Event.
To increase awareness for Kinetic Art and STEAM, I am honored to be invited to teach the very first Kinetic Art graduate course in China at the famed Tsinghua University in Beijing, China . As a kinetic artist, I work with engineering and computer science graduate students and classes around the world, such at the ETH in Switzerland, the NHL in the Netherlands, to develop “bleeding edge” interactive public art concepts, that involve communicating and changing the art via Internet, SMS and Smartphones from all around the world.
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TRR:  Can you take us through the steps from when you conceive an initial design to the sculpture being installed?

Ralfonso:

Normally an art consultant or architect, or sometimes the owner/developer approaches me for a custom and site specific commission.  This is mostly in the public realm but sometimes for a private collector. I analyze the site, materials, sight lines, and massing, wind conditions, as well as the demographics (who will see and interact with the public art, who are the stakeholders, etc.) and then design a unique – and hopefully iconic landmark specifically for this site.
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Also, sometimes I still compete in international competitions, such as the City of Orlando competition – http://seeartorlando.com/#home where I am now finishing fabrication for a large group of six 26 foot tall wind and computer light sculptures – or the State of Alaska, where I am currently a finalist for the $500,000 UAA – University of Anchorage, Alaska commission.
ExoCentric Metal #2 was commissioned for the 5 story main elevator lobby of the Union Square development in Kowloon - Hong Kong by MTR Limited. Now it is called ELEMENTS MALL.

ExoCentric Metal #2 was commissioned for the 5 story main elevator lobby of the Union Square development in Kowloon – Hong Kong by MTR Limited. Now it is called ELEMENTS MALL.

TRR: Is there anything else you want to tell our readers?

Ralfonso:

I very strongly feel that ideally Public Art should be an interactive experience, where both viewer and the public sculpture can together determine what happens next.  

 

 

Ad Infinitum

“Ad Infinitum”

 

It should not be a passive, static and unilateral viewing of a static object, but an ever changing INTERACTIVE dialogue and dynamic experience between the art and the viewer – who now is an active participant.

 

"Moving Up"

“Moving Up”

 

 

My recent installations of the 20 foot tall EX STRATA at Universities in both Beijing and the Netherlands are examples of such interactive Light, Internet, SMS and Sound sculptures, which change according to the actions of the viewer, locally and around the world!

 

"Ex Strata"

“Ex Strata”

Please see the short 3 minute movie about these two interactive sculptures here: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6OWX2_ksSwU  which we want to connect via Internet in 2014, so the students at both Universities can send Sound and Light signals to each other J

 

For more information about Ralfonso’s Kinetic, Light & Interactive Sculptures – see his website atwww.ralfonso.com or see several movies of his Art in Action at http://www.youtube.com/user/ralfonso1  and visit  http://intlkineticartevent.org/.   Ralfonso.com LLC  Kinetic, Interactive & Light Sculptures for  Public Places  301 Clematis Street, #3000  W. Palm Beach, Fl 33401, USA   T.   +1 561 655 2745.  For more information about the Kinetic Art Symposium, lectures or Boynton Beach Arts events please contact  Debby Coles-Dobay, Public Arts ManagerCity Manager’s Office, Art in Public Places  City of Boynton Beach  100 E. Boynton Beach Blvd.  Boynton Beach, FL 33435  561-742-6026    Coles-DobayD@bbfl.us  |  www.boynton-beach.org  | www.boyntonbeacharts.org 

 

 

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Kinetic Art is Glorious, Mysterious, Sheer Wonderment!

When you go to an art exhibit and say “How did the artist do that?” out loud, you’ve experienced true wonderment!  The Rickie Report wants to share that feeling during the upcoming exhibit at the Cultural Council of Palm Beach County.  There will be a sneak preview of the 2013 International Kinetic Art Exhibit and Symposium January 12 – February 2nd!

 

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Celebrate ‘art that moves’ with the Cultural Council of Palm Beach County

Enjoy a ‘sneak-preview’ of the 2013 International Kinetic Art Exhibit

and Symposium – Jan. 12 – Feb. 2, 2013 in the Cultural Council’s

Lawrence A. Sanders Foundation Gallery

 

The Cultural Council of Palm Beach County invites the public to preview a sampling of amazing kinetic art works by two international artists that will be exhibited in the upcoming 2013 International Kinetic Art Exhibit and Symposium in Boynton Beach. This very special sneak-preview exhibition: Kinetic Art, opens Jan. 12, 2013 in the Cultural Council’s Lawrence A. Sanders Foundation Gallery, 601 Lake Avenue, in Lake Worth. Kinetic Art is free, and runs through Feb. 2, 2013.

 

Kinetic Art is different than anything we have done since moving to our Downtown Lake Worth home, in that it is interactive, inviting viewers to watch the movement and think about how it is made and what it can do,” said Rena Blades, President and Chief Executive Officer of the Cultural Council.

 

There will be two artists featured in this exhibition: Ralfonso and Cork Marcheschi. One large work by each Ralfonso and Marcheschi will make up the display.

 

EXcalmation

EXcalmation by Ralfonso

Ralfonso, of West Palm Beach and Geneva, Switzerland, has designed interactive, light and sound sculptures that move with the environment – such as wind and water – for over 40 years.

He serves as co-founder and member of the 2013 International Kinetic Art Exhibit and Symposium and its selection committee. With his passion of Kinetic Art for Public Places and the international field of Kinetic Art, he also co-founded the Kinetic Art Organization and has served as its president since its 2001 inception. With more than 1,000 members in over 60 countries world-wide, it has grown to become the largest kinetic art organization in the world. With sculptures ranging from 2 ft – 60 ft, each of Ralfonso’s sculptures move, and interact with the viewer. Some of Ralfonso’s past exhibitions include: Art in Motion, Netherlands; Ralfonso Kinetic Art, St. Petersburg, Russia; Finalist of the Cultural Olympics, the Olympic Museum in Lausanne, Switzerland; Sculpture in Motion, Atlanta, Georgia, U.S.A.; and the Changchun International Sculpture Conference, China.

Electric Bowls

Electric Bowls by Cork

 

Cork Marcheschi, of San Francisco, California, started making kinetic, electric, illuminated art works when he was 18 years old. His first experience with kinetic art was in 1966, when, as a student at the University of California Berkeley, he volunteered to work on an installation called, New Directions in Kinetic Sculpture. This he credits as an inspiration that has stayed with him his entire life. Working with his material of choice, electricity, Cork draws on his knowledge of Tesla, high voltage, radio frequency and electricity to serve his kinetic sculptures. Cork has exhibited his work nationally, and internationally, in Europe, Japan, China, and South America. He has been producing public art works since 1979, and has completed over 60 installations in seven countries. Cork, who has a Master in Fine Arts Degree, taught at the Minneapolis College of Art and Design at the University of California Berkeley. He has published two monographs and written several articles. Currently he has a museum exhibition in Germany and is preparing a solo show for the Meisel Gallery in New York City for 2013.

 

About the 2013 International Kinetic Art Exhibit and Symposium:

 

The International Kinetic Art Exhibit and Symposium, hosted by the Boynton Art in Public Places,  delivers an arts and cultural Event that transcends typical art fairs, brings international attention to South Florida, and that educates and engages a diverse audience about public art. The Symposium, developed under the direction of Deborah Coles-Dobay, the City of Boynton Beach’s public art administrator of Art in Public Places, in collaboration with Ralfonso, was created out of the Arts Commission’s Visioning Plan for the Art in Public Places Program.

In conjunction with the upcoming Symposium, 10 kinetic artworks are on display for the public to enjoy throughout Boynton Beach’s Civic Cultural District. Visitors are invited to view the works via a self-directed, visual and audio walking tour on a route from City Hall to the Boynton Harbor Marina. For more information, please visit: www.intlkineticartevent.org.

 About the Cultural Council of Palm Beach County:

 The Cultural Council is Palm Beach County’s official arts agency and serves non-profit cultural organizations and professional artists throughout the county. The Cultural Council’s responsibilities include marketing the county’s cultural experiences to visitors and residents, administering grants to organizations and artists, expanding arts and cultural education opportunities, advocating for funding and arts-friendly policies, and serving cultural organizations and artists through capacity building training and exposure to funders and audiences. For more information, please visit www.palmbeachculture.com.

 

Admission to the Cultural Council’s gallery and visitor area is free and open to the public Tuesdays through Saturdays, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.

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