Boca Raton Branch National League Of Pen Women Presents “Portraits Of Our Sages”, Invites You To Special Reception

Boca Raton Branch National League of American Pen Women presents “Portraits of our Sages” on Monday, February 29, 2016. Be sure to enjoy hearing the stories of special moments in the lives of Seven Pen Women Authors and Artists!  Fedora Horowitz, concert pianist, will perform a signature piece for each of the honorees, joined by Sheila Firestone, composer for several of the selections. Selected piano pieces include works of  J.S. Bach,  Bizet, Brahms, Firestone, Hirsch, Mussorgsky, and Wilensky.  The afternoon includes a presentation from the Boca Raton National League of Pen Women followed by a reception with refreshments and display of work to honor these remarkable women.  Suggested donation: $5.00 at the Door.  The Rickie Report congratulates each of these “Sages” and applauds this organization for sharing their treasures!

 

 

 

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Boca Raton Branch National League of American Pen Women

presents:

 

“Portraits of our Sages”

 

 

 

Monday, February 29, 2016

2:00-4:00 p.m.

 

 

 

 Suggested Donation At the Door: $5.00

Center for Spiritual Living

2 S.W. 12th Avenue     Boca Raton, FL.

Dr. Barbara Lunde, Hostess

 

 

Boca Raton Branch National League of American Pen Women presents “Portraits of our Sages” on Monday, February 29, 2016. Be sure to enjoy hearing the stories of special moments in the lives of Seven Pen Women Authors and Artists! Fedora Horowitz, concert pianist, will perform a signature piece for each of the honorees, joined by Sheila Firestone, composer for several of the selections. Selected piano pieces include works of J.S. Bach, Bizet, Brahms, Firestone, Hirsch, Mussorgsky, and Wilensky. The afternoon includes a presentation from the Boca Raton National League of Pen Women followed by a reception with refreshments and display of work to honor these remarkable women.

 

 

 

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Hostess Dr. Barbara Lunde with Patron, Louise Mirkin and “Sage” Connie Lefkowitz

 

 

Diane Brenda Bryan turns 93 in January; she has been an actor, author, and regional theater director.

 

Connie Lefkowitz, age 98, retired from being a guidance counselor in Newark N.J. She began to study sculpting at age 62.

 

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Carol White with “Sage”, Dr. Myra Levick

 

Myra Levick, Age 91; Art psychotherapist, artist, author, retired professor and director of three graduate training programs in art, dance/movement, and music therapy.

 

 

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“Sage”, Bea Doone-Merena

 

 

Bea Doone-Merena, 88 years of age; Clothing designer, Renaissance style artist and mother of ten… Graduated from Oakland University and advanced studies at Cranbrook Institute.

 

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“Sage”, Helen Regenstreif

 

Helen Regenstreif, Age 80+  Award-winning Porcelain on Enamel and Watercolor artist.

 

 

Virginia Snyder, age 94, winner of the Lifetime Achievement Award, Greater Delray Beach Chamber of Commerce.  Private investigator, investigative reporter and author, Women’s Rights activist.

 

 

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(L-R) “Sage”, Mary Twitty with fellow Pen women Vivian Corell and Roxanna Gottschalk

 

 

Mary F. Twitty turns 90 in April.  Mary F. Twitty was a special assistant to two members of Congress. Now retired, her eighth novel was recently published, “Hannah’s Progeny.”

 

 

 

 

The Boca Raton Branch is one of the largest in the country and celebrated its 40th anniversary in 2015.  For more information about National League of American Pen Women, Boca Chapter:

 

www.bocapenwomen.org

 

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Bea Doone-Merena Is Featured Artist At SOLO Exhibit, Cultural Council Of Palm Beach County

When you meet Bea Doone-Merena, she is soft-spoken, immaculately dressed and certainly not one to boast of her own accomplishments.  Bea is a masterful artist whose knowledge of oil painting techniques shows in her museum quality creations. Her Renaissance Grand Masters, Figurative, Avant-Garde, Animals, Still Life and Portraits bring awe not only due to her precision but also to size.  The Rickie Report shares details and some images, as Bea prepares for her SOLO Exhibit at the Cultural Council of Palm Beach County.  The public is invited to the Reception on Saturday, Oct. 10th.   The exhibit runs through November 7th.  DO NOT MISS THIS!

 

 

B E A   D O O N E – M E R E N A

 

SOLO  EXHIBIT

 

 

 

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“Lady with Bowl of Violets”  by Bea Doone-Merena

 

 

Free Public Opening Reception:

Saturday, October 10th

3 – 5  pm

Exhibit Runs Through November 7th

Cultural Council of Palm Beach County 

601 Lake Avenue       Lake Worth, FL 33460

 (561) 471-2901

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

 

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

 

 

 

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“Self Portrait at 17” by Bea Doone-Merena

 

 

Bea Doone-Merena tells The Rickie Report, “My greatest pleasure in life is creating art! From that time in grade school painting murals and attending art classes, I knew my greatest pleasure in life would be art. Other loves presented themselves; marriage, children, grandchildren and friends. Surrounded by their support I finally got the time to return to my first love of art”. 

 

 

 

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“Chloe and Daphne” by Bea Doone-Merena

 

 

 

She goes on to say, “The years had passed so I wondered how I could ever catch up. I found a way. I let the Great Masters of art’s history teach me their craft. In reproducing the finest art of the Masters, I’ve found the best teachers who ever lived!”

 

 

 

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“Vanity” by Bea Doone-Merena

 

 

Bea tells us, “Now, I feel I have materialized the creation of the Renaissance Era in my artwork. The techniques and canvas preparations, the under paintings, rich colorful palettes, and glazes, everything needed to master a Renaissance painting. I delight the most in flesh tones for it is in these tones that the whole paint palette is used”.

 

 

 

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“Selfie” by Bea Doone-Merena

 

Oil is her favorite medium, which “flows over the canvas with a richness not found in other mediums. I apply all these wonderful lessons to bring to life the human body, nature and commissioned portraits”.

 

 

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Portrait by Bea Doone-Merena

 

“She Paints With Unwavering Passion and Boldness”

By Renée Phillips, of Manhattan Arts International

“Bea Doone-Merena is an outstanding artist who has received many accolades as a realistic painter of portraits and figures. She has been creating art all her life, from the time she was selected to paint murals in grade school”.

 

 

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“Odalisque” by Bea Doone-Merena

 

 

“Bea has mastered the laborious and challenging Renaissance oil painting techniques. She enjoys all steps of the process — from preparing the canvas and the systematic underpainting, to sing chiaroscuro modeling effects to give the illusion of depth, and the rich color palette and glazes  — that are required to produce her museum quality paintings”.

 

 

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“Mystic White” by Bea Doone-Merena

 

 

After accomplishing the Renaissance techniques as a foundation, Bea has expanded into numerous art forms. New works seem to emerge monthly. This summer her art was an explosion of accents of single color applied strategically to human body parts. They rivet the viewer to experience color shock like a contemporary painting might do. All original creations and unique framing make these one-of-a-kind pieces an investment for your growing art collection.

 

 

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“Jon” by Bea Doone-Merena

 

 

Bea has been honored to receive many awards that include First Place, Best in Show, and People’s Choice Awards from professional organizations to include Florida State Association National League of American Pen Women (NLAPW). Her art work is in many private collections. Most recently she has received numerous commissioned portraits.  She has taken part in many SOLO and group exhibitions at museums, college, universities, galleries and retail establishments. Her artwork has been featured in numerous publications including Sun Sentinel Newspaper and Palm Beach Post, both in the state of Florida.

 

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“Youngest Granddaughter” by Bea Doone-Merena

 

 

Over the years, Bea has held memberships and served in various Board positions within such prestigious art organizations as the: Manhattan Arts International, New York, National League of American Pen Women (NLAPW), Cultural Council of Palm Beach County, Boca Raton Museum Guild, Women in Visual Arts, Professional Artists Guild and Women in Art-Yesterday, Today, and Tomorrow.

 

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 “Understanding Austin” by Bea Doone-Merena

 

While developing her artistic talents from daily practice of oil painting Bea has furthered her art education by attending: Burlini Studio of the Arts, Boca Raton Museum of Art, Oakland Community College (Auburn Hills, MI), Cranbrook Institute (Birmingham, MI), Birmingham Bloomfield Art Association, Museum Young Artist & Company of Ferndale.

 

 

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“Khalan” by Bea Doone-Merena

 

 

For more information about Bea’s artwork, please visit:

www.facebook.com/bea.doonemerena?fref=ts

www.artwanted.com

www.beadoone-merena.com

or Call  561-477-4820

 

 

 

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