Don’t Miss Jennifer Love Gironda’s Five Year Retrospective, “Works Of heART”

In January, 2012, Jennifer Love Gironda made a commitment to making art every day.  She hasn’t missed a day since, creating well over 1100 works!  To celebrate this achievement, Her artwork will be exhibited as a five year Retrospective “Works of heART” taking place at the Sunrise Civic Center Gallery in Sunrise, FL.  The free Opening Reception takes place on Saturday, December 3rd.  The Rickie Report shares the details and some sneak peeks.

 

“W O R K S   of    heART”

Featuring 

Jennifer Love Gironda

Opening Reception:

Saturday, December 3rd

6:30 pm

 

 

Gallery Hours:

Tuesday and Friday   10 am – 5 pm

Wednesday and Thursday  Noon – 7pm

Saturday  10 am – 3 pm

Sunrise Civic Center Gallery

10610 W.Oakland Park Blvd.     Sunrise, FL 33351

954.747.4646

 

 

 

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Jen tells The Rickie Report, “Life is tough and full of negative truths. In my own life I have known poverty, instability and loss of loved ones. For me, making art fills up those dark places with light and love. My goal is to put some whimsy and light out into the world, a little of my heART.  I am inspired by the female face, by fashion, by flowing hair. I love color, and texture. My favorite artists include artists from history, such as Mucha, Klimt, Chagall, Kahlo, and Gruau. I’m also influenced by artists working today in a variety of genres, from the street art of Kailua, the altered books of Teesha Moore, the mixed media works of Sunny Carvalho, the textiles of Susan Sorrell and fashion illustrations.

 

 

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Jennifer Love Gironda , “May 27, 2015”

 

 

 

“The faces I create are an ongoing narrative of the happenings of a contemporary, quirky woman who is not afraid to be happy, sad, serious or downright silly. I depict her in a variety of moods, with stretched out limbs so that she can handle her daily adventures with grace. I always opt for an exaggerated eye to maximize her expression, which is often a state of wonder at the world around her.  I explore this character through diverse styles and a variety of media within monthly themes, creating a new piece each day. Often times I will include hints of my own daily happenings, such as places I am visiting or people that I am around. While my work is spontaneous, the way in which I work- daily art within monthly themes, is very structured and organized, which gives me a sense of calm”.

 

 

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Jennifer Love Gironda “January 25, 2013”

 

 

Jen also has a side passion called  ‘Angel Dropping’. She leaves small angel paintings for people to find, often in places where she feel folks could really use an angel, like in the recovery or loss section of the book store. “The thought of people finding these angels, or looking at my art and it making them smile feels my heart with joy and love…I put that back into making more work”.

 

 

 

 

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Jennifer Love Gironda “February 27, 2014”

 

 

 

“I grew up in North Carolina, where I lived pretty much my whole life except for a year in San Diego, California (…moved there on a whim…that’s a good story, too!) My husband and I came to Florida in 2009 so he could pursue a doctoral degree from Florida Atlantic University. He was hired as a professor at Nova Southeastern.  My formal training is from the School of Art and Design at East Carolina University in Greenville, NC. I received my BFA and MAEd from ECU, focusing on not only Art Education but also Textile studio. I have training in drawing, painting, ceramics, metals, and of course fibers. I feel in love with textiles my sophomore year of college when I was hand weaving a small tapestry…this led me to take five studios of weaving and also studios in Surface Design. Screen Printing, dye-work and hand embellishment/beadwork are my favorite textiles techniques but I always go back to my first loves, drawing and painting”.

 

 

 

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Jennifer Love Gironda, “Bee Hive”

 

 

 

 

Since earning my Master’s degree in 2009 I took time to focus on my teaching. I earned my National Board Teacher Certification in 2010 and became a successful grant writer to get materials and offer enriching experiences to my students. I currently teach high school art…and I love it! I am a member of the Palm Beach Art Educator’s Association and have been active on the Board of Directors for the Florida Art Educator’s Association. I’m also a contributor for Art Hive Magazine, where I write an article called, ‘Artin’ with the Muse’ and also work with Social Media.   When I am not teaching or working, I am making art…ALWAYS making art.  Maya Angelou said it best, “You can’t use up creativity. The more you use, the more you have.” I believe that whole-heartedly”.

 

 

 

For more information about Jennifer Love Gironda’s artwork: jenniferlovegironda.com

 

 

 

 

 

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Jennifer Love Gironda Exhibits her “January Series, 2015”

When Jennifer Love Gironda is not teaching or with the Art Hive crew covering events, she is  making art…ALWAYS making art. Jennifer made a commitment to making art every day in January 2012 and hasn’t missed a day since, creating well over 1100 works!  Jennifer believes that Maya Angelou said it best, “You can’t use up creativity. The more you use, the more you have.” The Rickie Report shares some of Jennifer’s artwork and urges you to stop by Art-Sea Living in Delray, the Brewhouse Gallery (for the Palm Beach County Art Teachers Association Exhibit) or Gallery 2014 in Hollywood, FL.  to see her artistry.   We believe Maya and Jennifer!  Here are a few pieces from her “Miss Matchy Matchy” series.

 

 

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With all of her exuberance, Jennifer tells us, “The pieces below are from my January 2015 series, ‘Miss Matchy Matchy’. I love jewelry (seriously…I even started a blog just for jewelry!) and for this series I found inspiration in, what else? My jewelry! Each piece was in some way inspired by a piece that I own, which I explain on my art blog and also provide links to the jewelry on my jewelry blog”.

“I created a main ‘character’ for the series, a fun, fashion-loving gal named Miss Matchy Matchy and her cat, Trinket. Later in the series I introduced her friend Jewel, along with her cat Gem. And the ‘final’ piece in the series is the ‘fairy glam-mother’, Iris Apfel!   ‘Final’…not sure this series is over…”

 

"January 24, 2015" by Jennifer Love Gironda

“January 24, 2015” by Jennifer Love Gironda

 

 

Jennifer tells The Rickie Report, “Life is tough and full of negative truths. In my own life I have known poverty, instability and loss of loved ones. For me, making art fills up those dark places with light and love. My goal is to put some whimsy and light out into the world, a little of my heART.  I am inspired by the female face, by fashion, by flowing hair. I love color, and texture. My favorite artists include artists from history, such as Alphonse Mucha, Gustav Klimt, Marc Chagall, Frida Kahlo, and René Gruau. I am also influenced by artists working today in a variety of genres, from the street art of Kazilla, the altered books of Teesha Moore, the mixed media works of Sunny Carvalho, the textiles of Susan Sorrell and also fashion illustrations.

 

"January 29, 2015" by Jennifer Love Gironda

“January 29, 2015” by Jennifer Love Gironda

 

“The faces I create are an ongoing narrative of the happenings of a contemporary, quirky woman who is not afraid to be happy, sad, serious or downright silly. I depict her in a variety of moods, with stretched out limbs so that she can handle her daily adventures with grace. I always opt for an exaggerated eye to maximize her expression, which is often a state of wonder at the world around her”.

 

"January 26, 2015" by Jennifer Love Gironda

“January 26, 2015” by Jennifer Love Gironda

 

 

“I explore this character through diverse styles and a variety of media within monthly themes, creating a new piece each day. I often include hints of my own daily happenings, such as places I am visiting or people that I am around. While my work is spontaneous, the way in which I work…daily art within monthly themes,  it is very structured and organized, which gives me a sense of calm”.

 

 

 

"January 30, 2015" by Jennifer Love Gironda

“January 30, 2015” by Jennifer Love Gironda

 

 

“I also have a side passion I call ‘Angel Dropping’. I leave small angel paintings for people to find, often in places where I feel folks could really use an angel, like in the recovery or loss section of the book store. The thought of people finding these angels, or looking at my art and it making them smile feels my heart with joy and love…I put that back into making more work”.

 

 

"January 31,2015" by Jennifer Love Gironda

“January 31,2015” by Jennifer Love Gironda

 

Jennifer grew up in North Carolina and moved to this area six years ago with her husband, a professor at Nova Southeastern. In her formal training from the School of Art and Design at East Carolina University in Greenville, NC. , she received a BFA and MAEd from ECU, focusing on not only Art Education but also Textile studio. She has training in drawing, painting, ceramics, metals, and of course fibers.  Screen Printing, dye-work and hand embellishment/beadwork are her favorite textiles techniques but she always go back to my first loves, drawing and painting.  Jennifer  teaches high school art and is a Board member of the Palm Beach Art Educator’s Association. She also contributes to Art Hive Magazine, where she write an article called, ‘Artin’ with the Muse’ .

 

 

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Meet Kerr Grabowski and Joann Hendelman at Gallery Five

April promises to be a busy month with trunk shows and opportunities to meet a number of artists whose hand made work is at Gallery Five. The Rickie Report hopes to see you at the Artists Reception so you can meet wearable art creator, Kerr Grabowski and community-based jewelry artist, Joann Hendelman!

 

 

Gallery Five  

Invites You

Kerr Grabowski Trunk Show  April 2 – 6

Joann Hendelman Jewelry Show  April 1 – 30

Champagne Reception for Both Artists

Thursday, April 4th, from 4 to 7 pm 

 

Meet the Artists on Friday and Saturday, April 5 and 6, from Noon to 4 pm

 

Kerr Grabowski’s successful integration of her love of color and mark-making with the challenge of creating wearable pieces has resulted in a whimsically sophisticated line of one of a kind fabrics and art to wear. Known for her innovative approaches to dyeing and screening processes, Kerr is the developer of Deconstructed Screen Printing, a printing/monoprint technique allowing for a freer, more painterly approach to screen printing.

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Above:  One-of-a-kind silk crepe and silk chiffon wearable art vest. Kerr Grabowski developed Deconstructed Screen Printing, a printing monoprinting technique allowing for a freer, more painterly approach to screen printing.

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Kerr is a NJ Council on the Arts Fellowship recipient, and has been widely published including Ornament, Fiber Arts, Surface Design Journal, Fiber Arts Design Book Six and Silk Painting for Fashion and Fine Art. Kerr exhibits and teaches surface design, color and design workshops internationally.

 

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Above:  One-of-a-kind silk crepe wearable art vest. Reverse side is black and white. Two vests in one. Shown worn over a Kerr Grabowski black and white top.

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Above:  One-of-a-kind silk crepe wearable art vest. Reversible side is black and white. Two vests in one.

 

Kerr explains, “Marks, both narrative and symbolic, have always been my way of relating to, and interpreting the world. My work is informed by a fascination with human interactions, my Mississippi background, and an interest in all cultures where art is an integral part of daily life-where mark making is a natural activity, a part of the celebration of being.”

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Joann Hendelman’s jewelry draws you in. You want to touch it and try it on!   She is one of only 11 artists chosen from hundreds for the prestigious ArtiGras Show this season.  Gallery Five has been selling Joann’s jewelry and we’re delighted to see her newest work!

 

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We love that Joann’s hand-made clasps allow for a necklace to have more than one focal point. The clasp can be worn at the back of the neck, unseen.  Or, the clasp may be worn to the side, giving the piece a more abstract flavor.  And the clasp has two different faces, so the wearer has many choices!

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Joann’s use of eclectic beads is refreshing!JH-NK2_DSC0108-rickie-ad

 

 

And her earrings and simpler pendants still are statement-makers!

 

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After 25 seasons in Tequesta’s Gallery Square, they relocated in 2007 to a new venue — still in Tequesta, and only a half-block from US 1 instead of a half-mile. The boutique is now at 140 Bridge Road, just one short block south of Tequesta Drive. (If you drive down US 1, Bridge Road is where you’ll see the CVS Pharmacy and Texaco Service Station. Look for Gallery Five  four doors west of the Texaco Station.)

For the season, December-March, their showroom is open Monday through Saturday 10-5. For the rest of the year, they are open on Wednesdays and Thursdays from 10 to 5, and at other times “when the spirit moves us.” Of course, they’ll be available by appointment. If you’re coming from out of town, we suggest that you call first (561-747-5555). You can always shop on-line 24/7 at www.gallery5.com

 

“We are proud of the success of Gallery Five and pleased that the gallery features work of more than 150 American artists from 40 states, with no imports (except for several wonderful Canadian artists). We invite you to visit the Gallery Five showroom to browse through our 62 drawers of jewelry and accessories and all the other custom-designed displays”.

You’re invited to browse through all the virtual drawers in this site to see the hand-crafted wonders by creative artists that Paula and Paul find as they travel around the U.S. in their search for fresh and original crafts.

 

Over the past 30 years, Gallery Five’s customers have learned to appreciate outstanding service. Their best advertising is satisfied customers.

If you have a certain flair, a spirit of adventure, a bit of flamboyance, an eye for good design, and a desire to look unique, we know you will love the fine crafts and wearable art collection at Gallery Five. – Paul and Paula Coben

 

 

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

Rickie@therickiereport.com

561-537-0291

 

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

Rickie@therickiereport.com

561-537-0291