Behind the Scenes Tour of Whitespace Collection: Visit The Mordes’ Private Home Collection

Once a year, Marvin and Elayne Mordes open their private home to the public.  Usually only open to private groups, it promises to be a whimsical, provocative and entertaining tour!  The Rickie Report staff  has seen their private collection and can attest that lovers of contemporary art will not want to miss this event! Come to Whitespace Collection on February 14th and see the full Whitespace Collection!




2013 valentine front

2013 valentine back

Spend part of your Valentine’s Day with a special behind-the-scenes tour with Marvin and Elayne Mordes.  Usually open to only private tour groups, this is an opportunity to walk through their private home and view their personal collection of wall art, sculpture and furniture.


In addition to touring their private space, you will see the entire Whitespace Collection, including the “Zoetrope” of Mat Collishaw and a preview of “Love” by Tracy Moffett (courtsey of the Sagamore Art Hotel in Miami Beach) .  The Mordes’ are “sweetening” the invitation with bubbly and sweet refreshments, a special “Goodie Bag”, a complimentary limited edition print from the Claudia Alvarez Project and a special “thank you” gift.


Format 18×24
In order to increase our viewing audience and to promote
Contemporary Art awareness in our community,
Whitespace is implementing this new continuing project.
Join us at a Whitespace program,
and receive a free limited edition artwork done by a selected artist specifically for Whitespace.

#2 – 2013
 Claudia Alvarez
          Espacio Vacio/Espacio Lleno
           Empty Space/Filled Space 
The Journey of human survival is beautifully complex.
This photograph of me at the age of three was taken when I immigrated into the United States.
It suggests the concepts of assimilation, displacement, tolerance, and compassion –
and their relationship to time, space and experience.
Claudia has written a  poem to accompany this project.
A copy will be included with each poster.


Mat Collishaw:  Parnagraphia 

a spinning installation based on Mantegna’s famous painting “Mars and Venus”or sometimes titled Parnaso – 1497 and currently displayed at the Louvre Museum in Paris, France.  Both depict the forbidden love between Venus and Mars, surrounded by Apollo and the Dancing Muses of the arts, under the protecting gaze of Mercury.
Collishaw appropriates the delicate symbology of Mantegna’s work and explodes it in a sculptural intervention on the zoetrope’s pre-cinematographic technology, giving the illusion of a moving dioramic set in which all the symbolic elements are conveyed in a mesmerizing choreography.

Marvin and Elayne will lead this special tour.  Sharing their vast knowledge of the contemporary art scene as well as personal anecdotes, The Rickie Report knows that this promises to be a Valentine’s Day you won’t soon forget. Make your reservations NOW!  

 In addition, Whitespace Collection is offering:

Miami Art Tours
Elayne and Marvin Mordes as your guides
Sunday, February 17
Tour Art Wynwood – sponsored by Art Wynwood
and a private tour of the Sagamore Art Hotel Collection
Includes coach bus transportation, mini breakfast, entrances, tours, lunch, bubbly and chocolates
for information –  or 561.842.4131
  reservation required  – no refunds
partial proceeds benefitting the arts through Community Foundation
Every Sunday 1-4pm
$10 admission Students- $5 Children under 12- free

Contact: 561-842-4131.  Whitespace Collection is located at 2805 N. Australian Avenue  West Palm Beach, FL 33407. Visit for more information.  All events benefit Arts through The Community Foundation.

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

Rickie Leiter, Publisher

The Rickie Report

P.O.Box 33423

Palm Beach Gardens, FL 33420


Join Whitespace Collection For An Art Adventure to Miami! Three Trips Available

The Rickie Report knows how much our readers love the destination but not the drive. Let Elayne and Marvin Mordes of  Whitespace Collection take you on any or all three carefree trips that will highlight the Miami Art Scene in style.  RSVP before all the spaces are taken!



 Join Us For an Art Adventure

    Miami trip and tour programs

     Hosted by Elayne and Marvin Mordes


 A new and exciting program of  guided art tours with Elayne and Marvin Mordes,  continuing  the Whitespace mission of creating new and exciting art venues, for enriching and enlarging the viewing audience for Contemporary Art.


One  program:    $155 each

Two programs:    $145 each

Three programs:  $135  each

Call to confirm your place: 561.842.4131 or Email:


  • Round trip transportation from Whitespace on deluxe Motorcoach with bathroom, video, and comfort seating.
  • Pick-up and drop off locations will be available in Jupiter, West Palm and Boca Raton
  • Travel to Miami while enjoying an art video and breakfast snack
  • A schedule of the days programming
  • Complimentary entrance and catalogs to Art Miami, Context,  Art Wynwood and all foundation collections programmed on each tour
  • Greetings  by owners or curators of each Fair and/or private collection
  • Guided tour of venues presented by either the gallery owner/director or curator
  • Lunch at specified locations included
  • Bubbly wine and sweets on the return trip with an art video for your  viewing pleasure
  • Free Claudia Alvarez Format 18×24 project courtesy of Whitespace


Program #1            Friday, December 7, 2012    9:30am – 6:30 pm

Sponsored by Art Miami and Context


Greeting by Director/Partner – Nick Korniloff

Lunch at the VIP lounge

Art Miami maintains a preeminent position in America’s contemporary art fair market. It is the original and longest-running contemporary art fair in Miami and continues to receive praise for the variety of unparalleled art that it offers. It is the “can’t miss” event for all serious collectors, curators and museum directors, providing an intimate look at some of the most important work at the forefront of the international contemporary art movement.


CONTEXT will feature a curated group of 50 galleries representing exceptional emerging and mid-career artists, including solo artist installations, immersive environments, curated projects and multimedia exhibits.

Art Miami                                                                                                                   Itinerary subject to change  No refunds – exchange may be possible



Program #2               Sunday, February 17, 2013  9:30am – 6:30pm

Sponsored by Art Wynwood

Art Wynwood

Greeting at Art Wynwood by Director/Partner:  Nick Korniloff

Lunch at the Sagamore Art Hotel

Greeting and guided tour by Cricket Taplin,  owner and curator of the Sagamore Art Collection


Sagamore subject to change  No refunds-exchange may be possible



 Program #3              Saturday , March 16, 2012        9am – 6:30pm

     Private/Public Spaces – Miami

The Warehouse – the Martin Z. Margulis Collection

The Rosa de la Cruz Collection

The Rubell Family Collection


Margulies Collection

Meet each of these collectors and hear their personal stories about their collections and mission.

de la Cruz Collection

 See how each collector has installed their collections and how they select each seasons programs.


de la Cruz Collection

Rubell Collection

Itinerary subject to change  No refunds–exchange may be possible



For more information about Whitespace THE MORDES COLLECTION go to:  email:  or  561.842.4131.


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

Rickie Leiter, Publisher

The Rickie Report

P.O.Box 33423

Palm Beach Gardens, FL 33420