Eduardo Gomez Rojas’s “Unconditional” Pays Tribute To Female Soldiers. Public Invited To Sculpture Unveiling On Sunday, June 3rd

The City of Stuart will unveil a second sculpture at the Distinguished Service Memorial Park on Sunday, June 3rd. This new sculpture, a bronze bas-relief by Eduardo Gomez Rojas, will complete the second half of the memorial monument at the entrance to the park. The Stuart Rotary Foundation contributed private funds for both. A working figurative sculptor, Eduardo has a studio located in Jensen Beach. His passion to share the deep emotions of a human figure stand out in this sculpture – a mother leaving her child as she goes to serve our country.  The Rickie Report shares the details of the event which is free and Open to the Public.  Special thanks to Eduardo for underscoring the dedication of female veterans and service people who preserve our freedoms.

 

 

EDUARDO    GOMEZ    ROJAS

SHARES   NEWEST   SCULPTURE

“U N C O N D I T I O N A L”

 

A  TRIBUTE  TO FEMALE  VETERANS

 

Distinguished Services Memorial Park

300 SE Ocean Blvd     Stuart, FL  34994

 

Due to inclement weather the unveiling ceremony has been moved to Sunday, June 3 at 11:00 am

 

 

We asked figurative sculptor Eduardo Gomez Rojas to explain the artistic concept behind the second sculpture titled “Unconditional”; the artist commented. “A soldier leaves his home and his children to protect our children. I could not get this thought out of my head. In thinking and doing research for the second sculpture, I came upon the reality that many of the soldiers who are fighting and dying in today’s wars are women. In fact, Florida has the third largest population of female veterans in the United States. When considering these facts, it struck me that a Mom leaving her child to protect mine had to be the ultimate sacrifice. I became obsessed with this mental picture.”

 

Clay for “Unconditional” by Eduardo Gomez Rojas copyright 2018

 

The image above shows the clay rendition which was approved for casting at the foundry. We asked Eduardo to elaborate on the idea. “To make the initial drawings for the concept I asked a female officer in active duty to consult with me. She lent me her backpack, uniform and boots which were worn by the model who had a young child. It struck me visually that the size of the backpack was overwhelming. I felt that this was a visual metaphor for the size of the burden placed upon this soldier. The soldier is in a semi kneeling pose while hugging her child. I placed the child’s face on the other side, so as not to take the focus off the soldier. It also allows the viewer to visualize their own child.  The soldier seems lost in her thoughts as if she is considering the enormity of the situation. She could be praying. She could be leaving or returning. She could be thanking God for protecting her and her child… or asking him to do so. The child can be a metaphor for our nation or for our institutions. Why is she doing this? Unconditional love for her country can be the only reason. That is why the sculpture’s title is “Unconditional” “.

 

“Unconditional” by Eduardo Gomez Rojas copyright 2018

 

The first half of the monument is located in front of the flag, but the monument plans included a second complementary half behind the flag. The bronze sculpture on the first half of the monument titled “Above and Beyond” depicts two male arms holding the folded flag against the heart. We asked Eduardo to remind us about the idea for this work of art. Eduardo Gomez Rojas, said of the first sculpture: “My artistic concept was to depict service above and beyond the call of duty. When I thought of this, it was clear to me that only love of country could bring somebody to do this. I chose the arms hugging the folded flag as the metaphor for love of country, but even further for sacrifice for country”

 

“Above and Beyond” by Eduardo Gomez Rojas copyright 2017

 

This first sculpture which was unveiled on Memorial Day 2017, was very well received by the general public and veterans alike and has become an icon at the park. The purpose of the whole monument is to memorialize those local heroes who have given their lives in the ultimate sacrifice. Each year the names of these soldiers will be placed on the sides of the monument.

 

 

Eduardo Gomez Rojas is a local figurative sculptor and teacher. His work’s singular quality is its force and passion.  His studio is located in Jensen Beach, Florida. He does public and private commissions from small to monumental. His work is collected internationally. Eduardo Gomez: Silent Messages a book about his work was published in 2009. The book is currently available on Amazon.  His main subjects are people and animals. He particularly enjoys sculptural portraiture and memorial sculpture. He is currently a faculty member at the Lighthouse Art Center in Tequesta, Florida and has also taught locally at the Elliott Museum and privately in his own studio. Eduardo moved to Florida from Arkansas 10 years ago, where he was a cofounder of the Arkansas Sculptor’s Guild.

 

 

 

 

For more information about this sculpture, commissions, classes, workshops and other works of art contact:
Eduardo Gomez

Eduardo Gomez Sculpture Studio

953 NE Industrial Blvd

Jensen Beach, Florida 34957

Website: www.eduardogomez.com
Email: eduardogomezsculpture@gmail.com
501-765-2609
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/eduardogomezsculpture
Instagram: @eduardogomezsculpture
Twitter: @eduardosculptor

 

 

 

 

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Eduardo Gomez’ New Public Sculpture Commission For Distinguished Service Memorial Park In Stuart Florida To Be Unveiled

Eduardo Gomez’s new sculpture to recognize a local hero for the Distinguished Services Memorial Park in Stuart, Florida will be unveiled on Memorial Day, May 29th. The sculpture, located in front of the Park’s flag pole, was made possible by a donation by the Stuart Rotary Club Charitable Foundation. Eduardo is a working figurative sculptor with a studio located in Jensen Beach. His passion is the human figure. He prefers to work from life because he believes the relationship between the artist and the model adds unexpected emotional and psychological elements to his work. The model he used for this sculpture is a veteran and a graduate from West Point Military Academy.  The Rickie Report shares information about Eduardo’s artistry, though some of the final details of the unveiling are still “under wraps”.

 

 

 

What is Under the Wraps ???

Leaders of Stuart Rotary Club and the City of Stuart inspect the clay for bronze of the new public sculpture which will be unveiled on Memorial Day at the Distinguished Service Memorial Park in Stuart.

 


A new sculpture by Sculptor Eduardo Gomez for the Distinguished Service Memorial Park in Stuart will be unveiled on Memorial Day. In this picture, Andrew Sesta (Director of the Stuart Rotary Club), Tim Campenni (Mayor of Stuart), Eduardo Gomez, Jim Chrulski (Stuart Community Services Director), Paula P. Nicoletti (Director Stuart Rotary Club) on the day they inspected the clay at Eduardo’s studio. Funds for this project will be contributed by the Stuart Rotary Club Charitable Foundation.

 

 

Distinguished Services Memorial Park

300 SE Ocean Blvd     Stuart, FL  34994

Monday, May 29th

Memorial Day Parade and Ceremonies Begin 9 am

 

 

 

 

 

 

Eduardo Gomez’ Exhibit at the Lighthouse ArtCenter 

Eduardo Gomez is a working figurative sculptor with a studio located in Jensen Beach, Florida. Eleven years ago, Eduardo moved with his family from Arkansas. Eduardo completed his BFA degree in sculpture at the University of Arkansas in Little Rock and attended the graduate school. Eduardo also was a cofounder of the Arkansas Sculptors Guild and its first president.

 

Eduardo Gomez’ Class at the Elliott Museum

 

 

For the last 6 years Eduardo has been a sculpture instructor at the Elliot Museum and at the Lighthouse Art Center in Tequesta, Florida. In 2008 the book Eduardo Gomez : Silent Messages was published. This book with an introduction by art historian Laura M. Amrhein, PHD delves into Eduardo’s art philosophy as well as his development as an artist. Currently out of print, it is available as an E-book from Amazon.

 

 

 

“Eduardo Gomez : Silent Messages”  This book is available as an E-Book from Amazon

 

 

Eduardo’s work can also be seen online at www.eduardogomez.com Eduardo accepts private and public commissions. Eduardo’s work is collected internationally and he has exhibited in National juried sculpture shows and local museums.

 

“El Moro” by Eduardo Gomez 

 

 

For more information about this sculpture, classes, workshops and other works of art contact:
Eduardo Gomez
Website: www.eduardogomez.com
Email: eduardogomezsculpture@gmail.com
501-765-2609
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/eduardogomezsculpture
Instagram: @eduardogomezsculpture
Twitter: @eduardosculptor

 

 

 

 

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Rickie Leiter, Publisher

Rickie@therickiereport.com   561-537-0291

17019 SW Sapri Way   Port St. Lucie, FL 34986

Fish House Art Center Invites You To Mistletoe Madness, Art Gumbo Gallery And Danuta’s Den New Studio For Special Celebrations

Art Gumbo Gallery, Curators of “Something For Everyone” ask “Why not do something different”? Come down to the historic Fish House Art Center in Stuart to do your Holiday Shopping. There you will find Art Gumbo Gallery along with 9 other working artist studios in this unique Art Colony on the waterfront of the Manatee Pocket. After shopping, enjoy a glass of wine while taking in the glittering waterfront sights.  The Rickie Report introduces Danuta’s Den Grand Opening Reception on November 21st, gives details of Special Sales beginning November 27th, Mistletoe Madness on December 4th & 5th, the Martin County Boat Parade plus Toys For Tots, and Art Wreath Auction!

 

 

 

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Fish House Art Center

Art Colony

4745 SE DeSoto Avenue

Manatee Pocket, Port Salerno ( Stuart), FL

 

The Public Is invited:

 

Danuta’s Den Grand Opening

Public Reception:

 

Saturday, November 21st  

5:30 – 8:30pm

 

 

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Danuta’s Den offers individual and group classes, seminars and workshops in mixed media, acrylic, collage, sculpture, etching in an atmosphere where beginners as well as practiced artists will feel comfortable.  Danuta excels in helping people feel spontaneous about their creativity.  She teaches at the Elliot Museum and the Boys & Girls Club.  She is a prolific artist in her own right and is eager to share her passion for creativity with individual students, groups and organizations.

 

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From the age of eight in her native Poland, Danuta Rothschild delighted in drawing portraits of her classmates and teachers in pencil and chalks. Attending the Academy of Arts in Warsaw in 1969, Danuta rigorously developed a wide variety of techniques from watercolor and pastels to oils and sculpture. After settling in the United States in 1971, Danuta studied at Pierce College in Woodland Hills.

 

 

Danuta With “Angel” Sculpture

 

 

Photos Courtesy Danuta Rothschild’s website

 

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In the past 15 years Danuta’s works have been shown in museums in Poland, France, Bosnia, and the U.S. She was a prizewinner at the L.A. 1998 World Contemporary Art International. She exhibited in Los Angeles, Santa Monica, Venice, Santa Barbara, and Laguna Beach galleries, appeared on TV shows in France and Poland, and was featured in several articles in magazines and press. Her paintings can be found in a myriad of different art books. Her work is found in prestigious private collections and institutions world wide.

 

 

 

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“Van Gogh” Interpretations by Students

An artist of considerable breadth and stature, Danuta created a large number of series covering a wide variety of subjects. In her “Art About Art” series, she portrayed her favorite painters—Cezanne, Picasso, Rembrandt, Van Gogh, and Modigliani—combining portraits with elements of their well-known works. Half homage, half subtle mischief, these whimsical paintings are perhaps more revealing of Danuta herself than the masters she reveres.  Her “Indian Images” series, inspired by the American Southwest, shows powerful strokes and somber moods vividly focusing on the inherent character and isolation of the American Native.

 

 

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Student Art Exhibit at Elliot Museum

Danuta’s social and political concerns are also expressed in “Storm of Madness,” reflecting a series of conflicts in the Middle East, paintings on America’s urban homeless, as well as “The Forgotten Children,” a project based on the plight of innocent victims of warfare and drought.  The subjects of World War II and the Holocaust are close to Danuta’s heart, and led her to paint a cycle of truly haunting works. “Silence” pays tribute to the forgotten heroes and is a passionate statement on human suffering, underscored with anguish-filled faces and ghost-like figures, taking the observer on a dark and emotionally heart-wrenching journey.

 

 

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Danuta Rothschild with her paintings

Photo Courtesy Michael Claren

 

 

 

Danuta’s more recent and less solemn interests include luminously rich and otherworldly landscapes, as well as portraits for which she is most widely known. Her ability to capture the scope of human experience—from the ominous to the magically affirming—is what makes her art so powerful. The brightly hued images of Danuta’s opus, including drawings, etchings, wall-sized portraits and sculpture, eclectically coexist amidst her studio bookshelves, photos, sketches, brushes and paint-boxes that portray an artist at work.

 

Contact Danuta Rothschild for more information:  

772.233.6020 or danutastudio@yahoo.com

 

 

 

 

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Art Gumbo Gallery

Holiday Gift Table

November 27th – December 20th

Gallery Hours:

Wednesday – Sunday    Noon – 6pm

 

772-210-1950        www.artgumbo.biz

 

 

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Art Gumbo Gallery Offers a Wide Variety of Decorative and Functional Art as well as Wearable Art and Affordable Handmade Gifts

 

 

Art Gumbo Gallery is Martin County’s largest art gallery and is winner of “Favorite Art Gallery” for 2014 & 2015. You will find fine art by local artists, jewelry and giftware.

 

Our Holiday Gift Table awaits you November 27th – December 20th.   Earn  gold coins with each purchase. Then choose a free gift by spending gold coins you earn with each purchase!

 

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Redeem Your Gold Coins At The Holiday Gift Table!

M I S T L E T O E   MADNESS !!!!

 

Wreath Auction!!!!

 

Martin County Boat Parade !!!  

Toys For Tots Collection!!

 

 

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Friday and Saturday

December 4th and 5th

 There will be holiday specials in all the studios!

On Friday Night, December 4th:

  • Cocktail party and Toys for Tots collection.
  • Come join us for holiday cheer at The Grove Dock Bar
  • Bring an unwrapped toy.
  • The artists hope to surpass the amount of Toys for Tots collected last year
  • All toys go to Martin County families.

 

On Saturday Night, December 5th:

Martin County Boat Parade!

 

More About The

WREATH AUCTION

 

Also, for the 2nd year we will have our holiday and art wreath auction to benefit M.I.S.S (Mothers and Infants Striving for Success). Local artists and craftsmen will have wreaths on display beginning at Thanksgiving. Come bid on your favorite and help a local family and add a piece of original art to your holiday décor. Visit the Fish House for Mistle Toe Madness this year to listen to live music, buy handcrafted gifts and watch the Martin County Boat Parade.

 

 

Fish House Art Center:

The Fish House Art Center is home to 8 working artist studios that include Ceramics, Weaving, Wearable Art, Jewelry, Mosaics, Gifts and Fine Art. The studios will all have beautiful hand crafted items that are perfect for even the pickiest person on Santa’s list. Visit all the studio’s and be entered to win something special from each studio!

For more information:

www.fishhouseartcenter.com

 

 

 

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Rickie Leiter, Publisher

The Rickie Report

P.O.Box 33423

Palm Beach Gardens, FL 33420

Rickie@therickiereport.com

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