Boutique And Lunch Event For Morse Life Features Whitespace Col-léct

Are you an Art Advocate?  Do you enjoy wearing unique clothing, body sculpture and wearable art?  Whitespace Col-léct has up-to-the-minute, cutting edge pieces for you from emerging and established internationally renown artists!  You can visit Whitespace Exhibition and Collection on Saturdays and Sundays. Stop by their specialty boutique on Wednesday, February 1st, which will benefit Morse Life.  The Rickie Report shares the details here.

 

 

 

 

For more information:

www.whitespacecollection.com

 

 

 

 

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Extraordinary Two- Day “Stately Sale” Accessory Event At Mandel JCC Palm Beach Gardens

The Mandel JCC in Palm Beach Gardens is excited to bring back this extraordinary Two-Day Accessory Event! On Monday, December 12th  & Tuesday, December 13th, highlights of the “Stately Sale” will include Whitespace: Mordes Collection and Bonnie’s Loft. In addition, for everyone who loves estate sales, antiquing, shopping, and finding hidden treasures, this is a way to bring all of that to one central location. The “Stately Sale” features generous donations from the homes of people in our community. This could be anything from china, crystal, antiques, artwork and more!   Just in time – a perfect opportunity to do your holiday shopping.  The Rickie Report shares the details here!

 

 

 

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5221 Hood Road,  Palm Beach Gardens, FL

561-712-5216   www.jcconline.com

 

 

 

“STATELY  SALE”

Monday, December 12 & Tuesday, December 13

11:00 am – 5:00 pm

Mandel JCC

5221 Hood Road, Palm Beach Gardens, FL

For more information:   561-712-5216 or GwildaB@JCConline.com

 

 

 

 

 

Whitespace: The Mordes Collection: Whitespace is a private contemporary art museum and gallery exhibition space located in West Palm Beach. The mission of Whitespace is to expand and introduce their viewers to current trends in contemporary art that use various mediums including painting, sculpture, photography and drawing. They will be giving the JCC a special insight into their world of art and jewelry. Their exhibit will showcase international jewelry artists who create unique pieces using repurposed and recycled materials to sculpt body jewelry.

 

 

 

Bonnie’s Loft: In business for over 15 years, Bonnie’s Loft specializes in all types of fine leather accessories, exotic skins and high-end designer bags. Whether you are looking for an everyday, evening or an exotic bag, they have something for everyone. With over 300 handbags in a variety of colors and at various price points, this is a perfect way to treat yourself or do your holiday shopping!

 

 

 

For more information about this event please contact 561-712-5216 or GwildaB@JCConline.com

The Mandel JCC is located at 5221 Hood Road, Palm Beach Gardens.

For information about other JCC programs please visit: jcconline.com

 

 

 

 

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Holiday Shopping Has Never Been This Much Fun! Whitespace Col-lect Holiday Boutique

Holiday shopping can be easy and fun, if you stop by Whitespace!  Elayne Mordes will be offering one-of-a-kind jewelry and gifts from international, national and local jewelers and artists.  Purchase unique body sculpture created from upcycled items! Be unique, Wear unique and Buy unique.  The Rickie Report shares the details here.

 

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For more information about this event or other exhibits and events from Whitespace:

www.whitespacecollection.com

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Whitespace The Mordes Collection Announces Opening Weekend With Special Guests

Whitespace The Mordes Collection announces its Opening Weekend Celebrations! Explore contemporary art beginning November 18th through Sunday November 20th. No reservations are necessary to enjoy the artwork, the 1st Seasonal Trunk Show, live music with the Chamber Music Society of Palm Beach, refreshments and more! The Rickie Report shares the details in the article. Season is here! 

 

 

 

 

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For more information please visit:

www.whitespacecollection.com

561.842.4131

 

 

 

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Celebrate Opening Weekend With Whitespace The Mordes Collection!

Season is here!  Whitespace The Mordes Collection announces its Opening Weekend Celebrations!  Explore contemporary art beginning November 18th through Sunday November 20th.  No reservations are necessary to enjoy the artwork, the 1st Seasonal Trunk Show, live music with the Chamber Music Society of Palm Beach, refreshments and more!  The Rickie Report shares all of the details in the article.

 

 

 

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For more information please visit:

www.whitespacecollection.com

561.842.4131

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Armory Art Center Offers Art Basel And Art Miami Bus Trip

Avoid driving and parking hassles by joining the annual Armory Art Center visit to Art Basel on Thursday, December 1st.  The cost includes tickets to both Art Basel and Art Miami with the bus trip. Register today as space is limited.  The Rickie Report shares the details in this article.

 

 

 

 

 

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1700 Parker Avenue    West Palm Beach, FL 33401
561-832-1776

armoryart.org

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Bus Trip

To
Art Basel & Art Miami

 

 

 

Thursday, December 01, 2016

9:00AM – 8:00PM

 

 

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Photo courtesy of Art Basel

 

Avoid driving and parking hassles by joining the annual Armory visit to Art Basel. Tickets are $85 and include tickets to both Art Basel and Art Miami with the bus trip. Register today as space is limited.

Check in at the front desk at the Armory at 9 AM sharp! The bus will leave at 9:30 AM. Contact Tristyn Bustamante with questions.

tristyn.bustamante@armoryart.org       561-832-1776

 

 

ARMORY ART CENTER:

The mission of the Armory Art Center is to inspire the creation and experience of art. The Armory’s vision is to be the leading visual arts education and exhibition center of the Palm Beaches. Housed in an historic Art Deco building, the Armory provides art classes for students of all ages, exhibitions, art salons, lectures, and special events. Held in twelve state-of-the-art studios, nearly 100 courses are offered including ceramics, digital arts, drawing, glass fusing, jewelry, painting, printmaking, fibers, sculpture, and 20 exhibitions are hosted annually in four galleries.

For more information:

www.armoryart.org or call 561-832-1776 x33

 

 

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“Unconditionally Dogs” Works By Skip Hartzell Opens At Arthouse 429 December 10

ARTHOUSE429 invites you to “Unconditionally Dogs” by artist, Skip Hartzell. The Opening Reception takes place on Thursday, December 10th.  Don’t go expecting dog portraits!  His renditions are of familiar imagery, often drawn from memory. In a series of large works on paper, Hartzell employs his intuitive sense of spirited compositions as he builds up layers of Flashe (a vinyl-based professional grade matte paint) and graphite to create the drawing and then he fills in the blanks. Hartzell’s sculptures are just as spirited and intuitively created.  Skip is a longtime supporter of no-kill animal rescues and has been a dedicated sponsor of Big Dog Ranch Rescue. During opening night, Hartzell has generously offered to donate specially selected dog sculptures to anyone that donates a minimum of $250 to Big Dog Ranch Rescue. Additionally, a generous portion of all sales of his other work will be donated to the Ranch. The Rickie Report shares the details and some sneak peeks.

 

 

 

ARTHOUSE 429

429 25th St.   West Palm Beach, FL 33407

Features:

“Unconditionally Dogs”

Works by Skip Hartzell

Public Opening Reception:

Thursday, December 10

6:30 – 8:30 pm

A Fund Raiser For

Big Dog Ranch Rescue

Cocktails
Hors d’oeuvres
Valet Parking will be available

Please RSVP to Mary Tidy-Coyle:
manager@arthouse429.com
561-231-0429

The exhibition is open to the public

 and continues through December 31, 2015

 

 

 

Opening Thursday, December 10th, Skip Hartzell is showing inventive new depictions of his best friends. Paintings, sculpture and works on paper will be on display for the first time at ARTHOUSE 429 in the exhibition titled, Unconditionally Dogs.  Cocktails and hors d’oeuvres will be served at the Opening Reception from 6:30 -8:30 pm.  

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“Waiting” by Skip Hartzell

100% of the sale of selected sculptures & 40% of all other sales of Hartzell’s work will go to Big Dog Ranch Rescue.  Big Dog Ranch Rescue is the largest no-kill dog rescue in the Southeastern United States. Hartzell is a longtime supporter of no-kill animal rescues and has been a dedicated sponsor of Big Dog Ranch Rescue. He and his wife have adopted several dogs from the organization.

 

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“Bigger Muse” by Skip Hartzell

 

Described by art critic Bruce Helander as “This gifted painter’s delightful new works are inventive depictions of man’s best friend, Hartzell channels his passion for canines into a must-see body of work. These dogs far transcend their chosen form through truly impressive style and technique. The passion of the artist and the love of dogs in unlimited configurations are joined to make a fascinating presentation of pictures with an obvious aristocratic appearance and a recognizable common denominator.”

 

 

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“Expecting” by Skip Hartzell

 

 

 

 

Hartzell’s work is definitely not dog portraits; they are renditions of familiar imagery, often times drawn from memory. In a series of large works on paper, Hartzell employs his intuitive sense of spirited compositions as he builds up layers of Flashe (a vinyl-based professional grade matte paint) and graphite to create the drawing and then he more or less fills in the blanks. In other works, notably his sculptural arrangements, Hartzell has developed a successful formula of papier-mâché mix coated with aqua resin, and often supported with a fusion of diluted cement and an inside wire armature that takes on an abstract shape.

 

 

 

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“Bubba” by Skip Hartzell

 

 

“Dogs are always in the moment”. Hartzell said. “Although nothing in life has held my attention or has been more fascinating to me than dogs, my art is about more than that. My work is about form, movement, color and texture. The dogs are a recognizable image that permits me to explore my emotions, passions and sentiments. Making art for me is intuitive; it is very much like walking my dogs. I am always excited and waiting to see where the dogs want to go.”

 

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“It’s A Very Fine Day” by Skip Hartzell

 

 

 

Skip is a longtime supporter of no-kill animal rescues and has been a dedicated sponsor of Big Dog Ranch Rescue. He and his wife have adopted several dogs from the organization. During opening night, Hartzell has generously offered to donate specially selected dog sculptures to anyone that donates a minimum of $250 to Big Dog Ranch Rescue. Additionally, a generous portion of all sales of his other work will be donated to the Ranch.

 

 

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“Dog42” by Skip Hartzell

 

 

 

Skip Hartzell holds Bachelors and Masters degrees in Fine Art. He worked in Advertising and Direct Marketing for 32 years. Retired in 2011 he now is happy to be a full time artist.

 

 

For images of Hartzell’s work, please visit:

 www.skiphartzell.com.

For information about Big Dog Ranch Rescue:

www.bdrr.org.

 

 

For additional information, contact Ilene Adams, The Marketing Works at IleneAdams@gmail.com.

 

 

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Cornell Museum Of Art Opens An Exciting New Exhibition, “eXXpectations” With Internationally, Nationally Acclaimed Artists

The Delray Beach Center for the Arts announces a provocative new exhibit at the Cornell Museum of Art, opening October 29th. “eXXpectations” is a group show of contemporary art created by 18 women who defy expectations.  The public is welcome to view the artwork, which has been shown in galleries and museums worldwide. The Rickie Report shares details, sneak peeks about this exhibit plus information about the FIRST FRIDAY ART WALK on Nov. 6th.

 

 

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561-243-7922
51 N. Swinton Ave.   Delray Beach, FL 33444

 

Cornell Museum  

Presents:

 

 

 

“eXXpectations”

 

Opening Celebration

Thursday, October 29th

6:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m.

 

 

 

 

Museum hours:

Tuesday-Sunday, 10 a.m.-4:30 p.m.

 

Admission is a suggested $5 donation

 

Exhibit Runs October 29, 2015-January 3, 2016

 

Join In The First Friday

Art Walk

 

Mark your calendar for First Friday Art Walk on November 6th, 6 to 9 p.m. It’s an open house for all the galleries in downtown Delray Beach. Start your evening at the Cornell Museum of Art!

 

 

 

The public is welcome to the Opening Celebration on Thursday, October 29th from 6:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. Exhibit dates are October 29, 2015-January 3, 2016. Museum hours are Tuesday-Sunday, 10 a.m.-4:30 p.m. Admission is a suggested $5 donation. The museum is located on the campus of Delray Beach Center for the Arts at Old School Square, 51 N. Swinton Avenue in downtown Delray Beach. Follow the Cornell Museum of Art on Twitter and Instagram, @DBCornellMuseum. Follow Delray Center for the Arts on Facebook.com/DBCenterForArts and Twitter/@DBCenterForArts.

 

 

 

 

 

 

Artistically Speaking

One gallery will be dedicated to Artistically Speaking, a major exhibition project being produced by Florida Atlantic University’s Jupiter Library Gallery. This is a travelling show, with the first stop at the Cornell Museum, with larger versions of the show being exhibited in two locations in Miami during 2016-2017, respectively.

 

 

 

The project was initiated by visual artists Diane Arrieta (the art and science outreach coordinator for FAU libraries) and Jacqueline Kern (Adjunct art faculty at Palm Beach State College) who wish to explore the following:

1) How psychological and emotional phenomena can influence the outcome of production, self-promotion, and self-reflection of women artists.
2) How women artists perceive their connections to the world.
3) How the study of women artists as a profession can influence or compare to the study of other professions.
4) The understanding of women artists and their identities: how their creative processes in the contemporary art and technological world enhance their value as artists and their place in the world.

Select women artists from all levels and disciplines were hand-picked to have a conversation on film about their own personal journey as a creative and what struggles and triumphs they have encountered along their paths of living as a creative.  Each artist will also be exhibiting their artwork. Participating artists include T J Ahearn, Francie Bishop Good, Carol Jazzar, Alette Simmons-Jimenez, Leah Brown, Tina La Porta, Raheleh Filsoofi, Giannina Coppiano Dwin, Diane Arrieta (aka Birds are Nice), Jacqueline Kern, Dana Donaty, Adrienne Rose Gionta and Sibel Kocabasi.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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”Manicure,” C-print by Marilyn Minter

 

 

 

About the eXXpectations artists:

 

 

TRACEY ADAMS As a musician and a conductor who received her Master’s degree from the New England Conservatory of Music, the work that Tracey Adams creates is inspired by her experiences with music.  Adams was drawn to both art and music since the age of three, and these creative inclinations were supported by her parents, themselves art lovers.  While studying for her Master’s, Adams was also studying painting at the School of the Museum of Fine Arts in Boston.  Adams quotes jazz musician Charlie Haden on her online statement page: “The artist’s job is to bring beauty into a conflicted world.”  Her work reflects this quote accurately; her works expresses a form of serenity, and strives to show an internal calm, an environment that she wants to externalize.  Adams has had solo shows at the Monterey Museum of Art, the Fresno Museum of Art, and the Santa Cruz Museum of Art and History.  She exhibited at the Andy Warhol Museum in Medzilaborce, Slovak Republic in 2003.  She was also recently awarded a 2015 Pollock-Krasner Foundation Grant.  Her work is included in collections at the Bakersfield Art Museum, the Crocker Museum, the Hunterdon Art Museum, the Monterey Museum of Art, the Fresno Art Museum, the Tucson Art Museum, and the Santa Barbara Museum of Art.

 

 

 

 

HELEN BAYLY has said that her creative process starts with a concept or a question, and then the visual aspects stem from various thoughts and ideas based on her environment, depending on anything ranging from her conversations to how much sleep she is getting. She wants her work to have meaning not only for herself, but also for her audience.  Bayly studied painting at the San Francisco Art Institute from 2001-2004.  She has been included in several exhibitions, including Flower Pepper Gallery, La Luz de Jesus Gallery, art works downtown, and Project One.

 

 

 

 

 

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”Red White & Blue,” Helen Bayly

 

 

MADELINE DENARO describes herself as a process artist: Her art is secondary to the process, as that is what the work evolves from. Her creations are sensory, requiring the audience to feel and not necessarily to interpret. Denaro is from the Bronx and currently resides and works in Fort Lauderdale. She studied at the South Florida Art Institute, and she travelled extensively through Europe.  She was particularly inspired by art in Germany, one of her main influences being German artist Joseph Beuys.  She has exhibited her work in New York, Atlanta, Germany, and throughout South Florida.

 

 

 

HOLLY FARRELL is a self-taught artist who has been painting professionally since 1995.  Her work is influenced by her experiences of growing up in northern Ontario and of small town life.  Farrell says that her work is driven by nostalgia, showing the connections we all have to the subjects in her paintings. Farrell has exhibited in Canada, the USA, and Japan.  Her paintings are in collections both private and corporate throughout North America, Europe, and Japan.

 

 

 

 

HAYLEY GABVERLAGE’S three word description of her art reads: “Contemporary.  Humorous.  Slightly Southern.” Originally from Alabama, Gabverlage attended SCAD in Savannah, and she currently resides and works in New Orleans. Her work is inspired by the people, neighborhoods, and experiences in New Orleans.  Gabverlage contemporizes the outdated. She has a distinct color palette, and gravitates towards turquoise blues, mint greens, and muted tones. Her work is inspiring, and possesses a whimsical spirit.

 

 

 

 

 

 
ISABELLE GARBANI’S current work, “Love and Death: Archiving the 21st Century”, takes the digital communications from emails and social media sites and seeks to chronicle them in a tangible form.  The lace technique she uses to thread together Facebook posts, Tweets, and texts is reminiscent of a computer using complex operations to lace together the same information. The lace she uses is recycled plastic shopping bags, as she feels that plastic is the material that best represents our culture.  Originally from France, Garbani came to the USA as a young woman ready to realize her artistic passion.  She received her MFA in sculpture from the New York Academy of Art in 2004. She currently resides in Brooklyn.

 

 

 

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“Studio XXIV,” oil on canvas by Peri Schwartz

 

 

 

JAMIE KIRKLAND is a prominent abstract landscape artist, who lives and works in Santa Fe, New Mexico. Her work creates a calm, meditative, reflective mood. The color palettes she uses have been known to be described as “quiet” and “harmonious.” Though she now resides in Santa Fe, she once lived in Crestone, Colorado, which is one of the quietest places on earth. Kirkland strives to channel the memory of this calm and quiet place into her work.  Kirkland’s paintings have been shown by several prominent arts organizations, including the Utah Arts Council; the Museum of Fine Arts in Santa Fe; and the Pensacola Museum of Fine Art. In 2007, she was invited to become a member of the National Association of Women Artists, which was founded in 1889 and is the oldest professional women’s fine art organization in the US. Her work hangs in many prominent public, corporate, and private collections throughout the United States.

 

 

 

 

MIRA LEHR uses nontraditional media for her nature-based imagery, such as resin, gunpowder, fire, Japanese paper, and more. As a young female artist in the ‘50s and ‘60s, Lehr was at the forefront of abstract expressionism and also helped mobilize the female voice in cities such as Miami, where she co-founded the first women’s co-op in the southeast. A New York native, Lehr serves as mentor and collaborator to young artists. She teaches master classes with the National Young Arts Foundation, and she has been the artist in residence at the Bascom Summer Programs.  Lehr’s solo and group exhibitions number over 300. These include the Bass Museum of Art, the Miami Art Museum, the New Museum, the Smithsonian Museum of American Art, and American Embassies around the world.

 

 

 

 

ASHLEY LONGSHORE has said that her art is representative of the world as she sees it, and she has been recognized as “a modern Andy Warhol.”  Her art focuses on American consumerism, pop culture, and Hollywood glamour. Longshore’s work often takes a satirical approach, using fashion icons as the means to make a statement. Her client base includes Blake Lively, Salma Hayek, and Penelope Cruz. Her gallery, Longshore Studio Gallery, is located on Magazine Street in New Orleans. She has exhibited in the US and Europe, and has been featured in such magazines as Elle, Forbes, Vogue, Marie Claire Belgium, Elle Décor Belgium, Vie Magazine, SPUR, Hollywood Reporter, and Matchbook Magazine.

 

 

 

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“Why is Life a Free Fall,” mixed media on panel by Jane Maxwell

 

 

CHERYL MAEDER uses her camera “as an instrument to convey the world through painterly eyes.”  Through her photography, she shows that what is clear and in focus is actually only one’s perception.  Her study of photography began while she was living in Switzerland, and upon her return to the US, she opened a studio in San Francisco.  Maeder has worked as a national fine art and advertising photographer, and she has shot campaigns for a number of clients, including Sony, AT&T, Visa, Calvin Klein, and Marriott Hotels.  Her work inspired the Dove Campaign on Real Women, Real Beauty, which has been shown worldwide.

 

 

 

 

 
KAREN MAINENTI says that her art “wrestles with the definition of femininity, unrealized dreams, and impossible ideals – both childish and adult.” Her Color Me Beautiful series is no exception: From cheeky oil paintings that express sentiments such as “Gentlemen Prefer Pink” to graphite drawings of certain beauty products showing the sad yet humorous absurdities involved in marketing, Mainenti’s art has a real sense of humor that struggles with feminine identity.  Mainenti has been included in numerous group exhibitions throughout New York City, as well as solo exhibitions.  For 10 years she was the Creative Director at Martha Stewart Living, and she currently is the Creative Director for Alene Candles in New York City.

 

 

 

 

 

JANE MANUS is an internationally renowned sculptor, who characterizes herself as a Constructivist-turned-Minimalist. Creating abstract sculptures, Manus decided early in her career to work exclusively with aluminum.  In her works, she explores symmetry, balance, and form through carefully positioned geometric shapes, often squares and rectangles, and linear forms. At once industrial and organic, the hard angles and highly finished surfaces of her pieces are softened by references to the human body and nature.  Manus has been exhibited in both group and solo shows around the US, and her work resides in numerous public collections across the US as well.

 

 

 

 

JANE MAXWELL is a mixed media artist from Boston, Massachusetts. Her work focuses largely on women, body image, and the feminine ideal.  Maxwell has a passion for vintage materials, modern fashion, and design, as well as a fascination of pop culture and female icons. She creates deeply layered collages, with female figures surrounded by choice images and words that harbor themes of perfection and feminine beauty. Maxwell’s work has been exhibited in New York City, San Francisco, Napa Valley, Newport, RI, London, and at Miami Art Fairs.  Her work has been collected by buyers worldwide. She has been a guest lecturer on the topic of body image and art at Wellesley College, Stonehill College, and the New England Art Institute.

 

 

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”Barbie,” acrylic & oil on Masonite by Holly Farrell

 

 

 

MARILYN MINTER is a painter and photographer whose hyperrealistic paintings and richly-colored photographs feature uncomfortably close-up views of the human body, covered in beads, glitter, or pearls.  Her work examines the concepts of “glamour” and “beauty”, with many of these bordering a pornographic edge. Her work is sexy, intriguing, and erotic, and seemingly asks the audience to challenge societal definitions of beauty and femininity.  Minter’s work has been exhibited all around the world, including at the Whitney Biennial, Art Basel, and the San Francisco Museum of Modern Art.  Her video “Green Pink Caviar” was exhibited in the lobby of MoMa for a year, and excerpts were used by Madonna in her opening performance on the Sticky & Sweet tour. Minter currently lives and works in New York City.

 

 

 

 

EKATERINA PANIKANOVA transforms vintage books into provoking works of art, by painting meticulously beautiful watercolors directly onto the pages of these antiquated volumes. Viewers become transfixed by these works of art.  Ekaterina studied at the School of the Art of the State Hermitage Museum in St. Petersburg. Her works has been exhibited in the Russian Union of Artists, at the Academy of Fine Arts, in St. Petersburg and Moscow.  She was born in St. Petersburg, Russia in 1975. She currently lives and works in Rome.

 

 

 

 

MARGARET ROLEKE boldly states “I create politically aware work.” This statement speaks to her creations; with the use of children’s toys, Roleke creates pieces that include themes of consumerism, gender, and war. Using toy soldiers, Barbie Dolls, and other various children’s toys, Roleke’s work comments on the disorder of the world, and questions what belongs to girls, as opposed to what belongs to boys.  Roleke’s work has been exhibited throughout the US in group and solo exhibits. Her travels in Europe, Asia, Central America, and South America have influenced her practice, as well as her three year stay in London.

 

 

 

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”Letting Go,” flashe & acrylic with cold wax, Brenda Zappitell

PERI SCHWARTZ creates self-portraits, still life images and studio interiors that focus on composition, color, light and space. Schwartz prefers to work directly from life, and the objects in her studio, as well as the studio itself, become the subjects of her works. She uses painting, drawing, and monotype prints, and has said that each time she returns to one, she feels as though she is rediscovering it.  Schwartz has said that she strives for balance between representation and abstraction in her work.  In order to do so, she uses a grid technique, which she learned in the basics of composition. Her grids extend beyond the canvas or paper and onto the walls, tables, and books in her studio, thus turning the space into a real-life grid with intervals on the walls and in the painting. Schwartz studied at Boston University’s School of Fine Arts and received her MFA at Queen’s College.  Her work is collected in both the US and Europe.  She currently lives and works in New Rochelle, NY.

 

 

 

 

 

BRENDA ZAPPITELL is an abstract artist who states that she “creates abstract expressionist works not only born out of intuition but also serendipitously influenced by nature and life experiences.” A mostly self-taught artist, Zappitell didn’t realize that she wanted to create until she was 25. After spending time in an art gallery in Mexico in 1990, she realized her passion and was inspired to create. Zappitell’s work is inspired by life and by nature. The choices she makes artistically come to her naturally, and it isn’t until a work is finished that she reflects upon where these choices came from.  In this way, much of her art is in the discovery of the work, with the creation of her intention coming during the process, not before. Thus, her work is intuitive.  Zappitell’s work is in both private and public collections, including the Boca Museum of Art and St. Regis Hotel, NYC. She currently lives and has her studio in Delray Beach, Florida.

 

 

 

This project is sponsored in part by the City of Delray Beach, the Delray Beach Community Redevelopment Agency, the Palm Beach County Tourist Development Council and the State of Florida through the Florida Department of State, Division of Cultural Affairs, and the Florida Council on Arts and Culture.

 

 

About Delray Beach Center for the Arts:

 

Delray Beach Center for the Arts offers “a total arts experience™” through events, theater, exhibits and learning opportunities. Celebrating 25 years of arts excellence, the historic campus includes the intimate Crest Theatre (in the restored 1925 Delray High School building) the Cornell Museum of Art (in the 1913 Delray Elementary building), and the Vintage Gymnasium (c. 1925). The Pavilion, which opened in 2002, hosts outdoor concerts and festivals. The School of Creative Arts (located on the second floor of the Crest Theatre) offers art, photography, writing and performance classes. The Center 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 DelrayArts.org.

 

 

 

 

 

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561-537-0291

 

 

Boca Museum Premieres “Artist At Work” Series Featuring Miles Laventhall, Master Painter and Sculptor

The Boca Raton Museum of Art‘s first “Artist at Work” program of the season will feature Miles Laventhall, a masterful painter and sculptor and one of the most popular teachers at the Boca Raton Museum Art School. Laventhall’s work is included in numerous corporate, private, and university collections, and he was recently invited by Prague’s Ministry of Culture to exhibit works during the Heart of Nations Festival. Laventhall will give a demonstration of his work and discuss the process, materials, and concepts in his art on Saturday, October 17th at 3:00 pm. Admission to the Artist at Work program is free for Museum members, and included with the cost of admission for non-members. Seating is limited. The Rickie Report shares the details and images of this world renown artist. This program is a wonderful opportunity for aspiring and emerging artists to meet and hear insights from artists who are further along in their careers.

 

 

 

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Boca Raton Museum of Art

501 Plaza Real │ Boca Raton │ FL │ 33432 | 561.392.2500

 

 

 

ARTIST AT WORK

Featuring:

Miles Laventhall

Saturday, October 17th

3  –  4 pm

 

 

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“State of Mind” by Miles Laventhall

 

 

 

On October 17 from 3–4 pm, the first Artist at Work program of the season at the Boca Raton Museum of Art will feature Miles Laventhall, a masterful painter and sculptor and one of the most popular teachers at the Boca Raton Museum Art School.  Laventhall’s work is included in numerous corporate, private, and university collections, and he was recently invited by Prague’s Ministry of Culture to exhibit works during the Heart of Nations Festival. Admission to the Artist at Work program is free for Museum members, and included with the cost of admission for non-members. Seating is limited.

 

 

 

 

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“A Wind Blows Through” by Miles Laventhall

 

 

Laventhall shares, “To me, stone and wood have intrinsic beauty and inference. Branches from trees personify human gesture and struggles of matter and spirit.  The passive strength of stone symbolizes timelessness and the watchful eyes and ears of history…paper and steel symbolize the fragile nature of existence within a delicate ecosystem.  They wear the stains of time in the cycle of life and return to the earth to give birth again.”

 

 

 

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“Storm Passing” by Miles Laventhall

 

 

Laventhall shared with The Rickie Report that his current project is entitled “Gathering at the Waterhole”, with the statement, “Crucial issues facing humanity, and powers of nature that alter history and time to come…are the marrow of Gathering at the Waterhole…their very existence is predicated on water and their crowded numbers around the waterhole suggest the two billion people already without sustainable water to live.”

 

 

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“Brainstorm” by Miles Laventhall

 

 

 

 

 

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Miles Laventhall

 

 

 

 He will exhibit the latest version of this work at the Museum’s upcoming Faculty Show January 25, 2016–March 13, 2016.

 

 

 

 

For ore information about Miles Laventhall please visit: http://mileslaventhall.com/

 

 

 

For more information about the exhibits, programs, classes and events at the Boca Raton Museum of Art, please visit: www.bocamuseum.org

 

 

 

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Brigitte Balbinot Unveils New Paintings

The Rickie Report is pleased to share artwork by a community-based artist, Brigitte Balbinot.  Her style is abstract with wonderful textural marks.  Read this article to learn more about Brigitte and her paintings.

 

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Brigitte Balbinot

 

 

Brigitte Balbinot was born in Lausanne, Switzerland.  As a child, she  traveled extensively with her family to various places in Europe and Asia and even lived for a time in Africa. These childhood experiences have contributed to define her as an Artist.

 

Self-taught, she used to draw and sketch as a child and began painting on board panels with the recurrent theme of space and far away galaxies which fascinated her. Her passion for science still comes into play today as she loves to experiment with new techniques and mediums to further develop her artistry.

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At age 22, during a visit at the Pompidou museum in Paris where she participated in a guided tour of Salvador Dali’s collection, she was particularly moved by “The Persistence of Memory”, painted in 1931, in which these melting watches rest in an eerily calm landscape. In this other dimension, time is of no relevance. Inspired by the significance of Dali’s message, she felt inspired and compelled to create larger artworks that convey self-reflection and inspiration.

 

 

Today, she divides her time between her two studios located in South Florida and the province of Quebec. That way, she says, she has the best of both worlds and can feel a different kind of vibration depending on the location and the season.

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Prior to 2010, Brigitte focused on drawing, painting, modeling and photography.  For the next two years, she gave a great deal of attention to her painting, experimenting with new mediums and techniques.  In 2011, Brigitte starting painting with oils, alkyds, waxes and resin.  Her work became progressively larger.   

 

Brigitte was part of the  Group Exhibit and the Art of Wine in Palm Beach Gardens, Fl in 2012,  Group Exhibit at Agora Gallery in New York City;  Group Exhibit at Art Fusion in Miami; All year exhibit at Artists Association of Jupiter, FL Coop; All year exhibit at private studio in Miami and Montreal; Solo exhibit at Artists Association of Jupiter, Fl – Fall 2012; Group exhibit at the Lighthouse Museum of Jupiter, Fl; Group exhibit at Glass, Clay, Metal and Stone Gallery in Lake Worth, Fl; Online Group Exhibit – Elements of Art: Texture – Still Point Gallery, Brunswick, ME; 2013  Exhibit at “L’Espace Contemporain” in Montreal, CA and  All year exhibit at private studio in Miami and Montreal.

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She tells The Rickie Report, “When I begin a new painting, I try to let go of the intellectual side and the ego, the part of us that allows for judgment and egotistic behaviors, and channel the inspiration that may be brought by humanity in its organized as well as in its chaotic state. Art to me is a link that connects each and every one of us. With each of my creations, I try to create work that represents the depth of life that brings the viewer to not necessarily think but wonder, question and feel. I aim for an emotional rather than an intellectual response to the work I create. Trying to capture the very thing that connects us all is mystical, but is the essence of life itself. A combination of silence, meditation and music are a part of my creating process. It helps me either calm or energize the energy within to achieve balance.”

 

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Noting that her paintings are large, for the most part, Brigitte tells our readers, ” I usually start with basic concept of color visualization, basic shapes’ structure, which I would refer to as “organized energy”. I favor the use of oil paints, resins, waxes and alkyds as to speed up the long process of drying. I generally work on several pieces at a time for that very same reason. The tools I use can be anything from pallet knives, to brushes, spatulas, sanders and even q-tips. The motions can range from rough and energized to really detailed and soft.”

 

Working on such large pieces  as well as numerous canvases at the same time, Balbinot points out, ” It may take days, weeks and sometimes months for a painting to be completed. I know my work is done when after several passes I can look at it and feel that it needs nothing more from me to be alive.”

 

The Rickie Report is pleased to bring Brigitte’s art and creativity to our readers.  In addition to her original paintings, Brigitte offers limited edition prints and cards of her meaningful images.  Look for information about future shows, exhibits and awards from this wonderful artist!  For more information  www.brigittebalbinot.com/works    contact:  Brigitte Balbinot   561.324.8744  brigittebalbinot@me.com

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561-537-0291