Armory Art Center Presents An Exhibition Of Work By Charles Parness:” I Yi I”

For over 30 years, long before the advent of smart phones and the popularity of the selfie, NYC painter Charles Parness has been exclusively painting self-portraits. Various works by Parness will be exhibited at the Armory Art Center from November 7 through November 28. On the surface these works appear to be in the tradition of Rembrandt but upon closer inspection have a decidedly post-modern feel.  The Rickie Report urges you to see these 100 images during this exhibit!






1700 Parker Avenue

W.Palm Beach, FL 33401



Charles Parness: I Yi I

Free  Public  Opening Reception:

Friday, November 6, 2015

6 – 8 pm

East Gallery

Exhibit Runs  November 7 – November 28, 2015

Wine and light bites will be served at the reception

Gallery hours:

Mon.-Fri. 9 am – 5 pm and Sat. 9 am – 4 pm




“Flock of Shuttle Cock” by Charles Parness


There will be 100 paintings  20″ x 20″ with 50 paintings per wall.  





“Mosquito Hat” by Charles Parness


The dates of the paintings date from 1980 to 2010.  





 “Carl’s Helmet” by Charles Parness

All paintings are oil on canvas.

 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 Palm Beach County’s leading visual arts education and exhibition center. Housed in an historic Art Deco building, the Armory provides art classes for students of all ages, exhibitions, art salons, lectures, and special events. Twenty exhibitions are hosted annually in three galleries. Nearly 100 courses held in 12 state-of-the-art studios are offered including ceramics, digital arts, drawing, glass fusing, jewelry, painting, printmaking, fibers, sculpture, and more. For more information, visit or call 561-832-1776 x33.



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Jake Fernandez Speaks of his Art at Lighthouse ArtCenter Retrospective

This is your opportunity to meet and hear Jake Fernandez speak about his art work and answer your questions.  The Rickie Report urges you to be at the Lighthouse ArtCenter and not miss this opportunity!  Read this article to see more of his work and get the details about Jake’s lecture.


Jake Fernandez

Jake Fernandez


Lighthouse ArtCenter Presents:

Jake Fernandez: Altered Realities


Artist Lecture

February 21, 2013

Enjoy wine and hors d’oeuvres at 5:30 p.m.  The lecture is at 6 .p.m.

Members free; $5 nonmembers ages 12 and up; Saturday, free admission to all.

Monday through Friday, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., Saturday 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. 

Exhibit Runs January 14, 2013 to March 13, 2013


Lighthouse ArtCenter Museum, Gallery Square North, 373 Tequesta Drive, Tequesta

Information: (561) 746-3101


Altered Realities paints an imaginative view of landscapes


Oil on linen: "Timpson Creek"

Oil on linen: “Timpson Creek”

Altered Realities, exhibiting January 14 to March 13, 2013, at the Lighthouse ArtCenter Museum of Art in Tequesta, Florida, features a retrospective of renowned contemporary artist Jake Fernandez. The exhibition is sponsored by Cotleur & Hearing Landscape Architects, Planners and Environmental Consultants.


On Thursday February 21, Jake will speak about who he is, how he is inspired to create what he does, a little about how he got started and the audience will be able to ask questions. If there are specific questions about technique, he will speak about that as well.





Fernandez, born in Cuba, graduated with a Bachelor of Fine Arts degree from the University of Florida and received his Masters of Fine Arts degree from the University of South Florida. An internationally known artist, he creates complex pictorial structures with a unique depiction of light and space. His works are in numerous public and private collections throughout the world, including the Florida House of Representatives and the capitol building in Tallahassee. He lives and works in Florida and New York City.


In recent review, Lynette M.F. Bosch, Ph.D., an art historian and State University of New York professor said, “We all have a lifetime of remembered images of landscapes that give us our sense of place in this world.  These known and imagined images come to us from the places where we have lived; from places to which we have traveled; from photographs; from movies; and from works of art.  Between those places we have experienced and those we have perceived through the eyes of others, there is a third place, where our imagination blends what we know and what we imagine through art and experience.”


"Imaginary Shoreline (Surf)

“Imaginary Shoreline (Surf)

Dr. Bosch continues, ” Through art, our sense of place can be altered and expanded, from the places that we know to the places artists have seen and recorded in their works. Artists take us traveling and in these travels, we share their perceptions and insights about the shapes, colors and textures of our diverse, natural environments.”

"Progression", Pastel

“Progression”, Pastel


According to Dr. Bosch, “The paintings and drawings of Jake Fernandez are a bridge to the third place of imagined experience that connects our life to that of artists, who perform the role of observer and creator…. Fernandez’s images evoke the sight, sound, smell, taste and the particular atmospheric details of the landscapes through which he has walked, rendered into fixed images that stimulate our imagination and enable our lives to touch what he has seen and what we can share with others who see his work.”


“In this 30-year career retrospective exhibition, Jake Fernandez invites you to survey his changing interests, explorations and development of style in multiple mediums,” said Katie Deits, executive director of the Lighthouse ArtCenter. “The Lighthouse ArtCenter Museum is pleased to present this unique artist’s collective of work.”


The Lighthouse ArtCenter Museum & School of Art, a member-supported nonprofit 501(c)(3) organization, provides visual and performing arts for the community through unique collections, engaging exhibitions and cultural programs, a dynamic School of Art and diverse outreach activities.


For more information on the Lighthouse ArtCenter Museum, School of Art, exhibitions, programs and events, visit or call (561) 746-3101. The Lighthouse ArtCenter is located in Gallery Square North, 373 Tequesta Drive, Tequesta, Fla., one-half mile west of US Hwy 1. Museum hours are Monday through Friday 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. with admission free for members and $5 for non-members ages 12 and up.  Saturday hours are 10 a.m. to 2 p.m., with free admission.  Programs are funded in part by the Cultural Council of Palm Beach County, the Palm Beach County Tourist Development Council and the Palm Beach County Board of County Commissioners.

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