H2O Trickle Down Photography Exhibition At Lighthouse ArtCenter: Follow The Flow From The Aquifer To The Ocean’s Deep. Opening Reception January 16 Open To The Public

What do you really know about our Florida water system?  The Lighthouse ArtCenter brings us seven of Florida’s greatest devotees to our wild places, using film and photos that enchant visitors to this new exhibition, ” H2O Trickle Down Photography Exhibition: Follow the flow from the aquifer to the ocean’s deep”.  The Opening Reception on Thursday, January 16 is Open To The Public.  These photos deepen the understanding of our need to protect our wilderness and by extension connect us with water – that life-giving property without which we would all perish. It was through the awe-inspiring paintings of the canyons and mountains of the West, that Americans came to know and love its majesty, and as a result the National Park System was born.  As an added bonus, the original artwork of Charles Walker, one of Florida’s surviving Highwaymen painters, is on display in the pop-up gallery. Mr. Walker brings rich memories of abundant wildlife to mind with his brush and leads the way for us to understand the meaning of shifting baselines. The Rickie Report shares the details and some sneak peeks.

 

 

 

 

 

Lighthouse ArtCenter 

 373 Tequesta Drive Tequesta, Florida  33469

(561) 746-3201        www.LighthouseArts.org

Monday – Friday 10 am – 4 pm      Saturday 10 am – 2 pm

No charge for members, suggested donation for nonmembers $10 

First Saturday of the month is free

 

 

 

Lighthouse ArtCenter Announces:

3rd Thursday

Thursday,  January 16

5:30 – 7:30 pm

Wine and Hors d’oeuvres Reception

Free for Lighthouse ArtCenter members and $10 for non-members

 

 

 

 

 

“Hatchling” by Tom Fitz

 

 

“Using photography, a medium we all know, this astonishing group of photographers and filmmakers leads us into realms we might otherwise never experience,” said Janeen Mason, Curator. “Like the artists of yore who used brushes and paints to bring the West to life, these modern-day explorers lure us into a sense of wonder. They know that wonder is respect for life.”

Tom Fitz, six-time Emmy award-winner, has filmed all over the world for the BBC, PBS, National Geographic, and the Smithsonian. He is responsible for portions of the beloved Blue Planet series with Sir David Attenborough. During a dive into Ginnie Springs in North Florida, Mr. Fitz explored deep underwater caves and caverns, where he filmed some of the Floridan aquifer, the little-understood freshwater source that serves over 20,000,000 people in the southeastern United States. His resulting documentary has been seen around the world, and it is running in the gallery along, with some of his other meaningful films. Mr. Fitz established Schoolyard Films, a series of environmental documentaries that are freely shared with educators and students worldwide.

 

 

 

“Clyde” by Woody Walters

 

 

Clyde Butcher, considered Florida’s Ansel Adams, hauls his large format camera out into the Everglades to capture the endless river of grass and towering cloud formations in breathtaking black and white photos. His beloved photography evokes a deep sense of respect for our wild and scenic places.

Carlton Ward, Jr., a conservation photographer and National Geographic Explorer, with a passion for nature that was born from the Florida landscape, is showing his stunning stills and films. Mr. Ward’s mission is to inspire appreciation and protection of Florida’s original nature and culture – the endangered wilderness that is often hidden in plain sight, but very much needs our attention to be saved. He is the recipient of the 2019 Photojournalism Story Award from the Natural History Museum in London, for his film The Path of the Panther.

 

 

Photo by Carlton Ward, Jr.

 

 

 

Edie Widder, PhD, received the prestigious MacArthur Fellowship for her work with Ocean Research and Conservation Association, where she serves as the Sr. Scientist and CEO. Dr. Widder was invited to participate in the esteemed TED Mission Blue Voyage to the Galapagos Islands, along with other leading thinkers and advocates of ocean conservation, including Sylvia Earle, Jean-Michel Cousteau, and Mike DeGruy, to name a few. Dr. Widder’s TED presentation was recorded from the deck of the ship Endeavor. She is responsible for the first film footage of live giant squid in their natural habitat, the first one off the coast of Japan, and most recently in the Gulf of Mexico. Her unique photography and films use technology she developed specifically for deep water marine life. Her work enables us the opportunity to see the astonishing range of previously undiscovered creatures who thrive in the darkest underwater zones once deemed unable to support life.

Mac Stone, a native of Gainesville, grew up on the swamp, wandered the hammocks, and explored the springs where his love blossomed for all creatures that swoop and swirl, slither and slide. Mr. Stone’s photos invite the viewers to look up through branches heavy with Spanish moss, where they can focus on a bird delicately preening in the late afternoon sun. A patient conservationist, Mac Stone has spent untold hours camouflaged in blinds, whether a hundred feet in the air or standing up to his chin in the swamp, quietly waiting for the perfect shot. His perseverance pays off.

These two national award-winning environmental photographers, Mac Stone and Carlton Ward, Jr., recently finished a film which is running in the gallery titled Ghost Orchid, in which they documented previously unknown pollinators of a rare botanical treasure, and their exciting discovery that rocked the world of Orchidaceae.

 

 

 

 

The ghost orchid is an endangered plant in the Everglades because of heavy poaching. Hard to find, there are still small populations deep in the swamp. Big Cypress National Preserve, Florida, USA.

Photo by Mac Stone

 

 

Ruth Petzold followed her passion for nature and photography to exotic and remote locations of the world, both above and below the ocean’s surface. Ms. Petzold is an avid supporter and spokesperson for the Wild Dolphin Project. Her photos of marine life have garnered awards from the Caribbean to the Red Sea.

“The Lighthouse ArtCenter continues to provide meaningful exhibitions that engage our hearts while we are bombarded with news that challenges our souls. This keeps the Lighthouse ArtCenter the cultural hub of our vibrant community,” said Nancy Politsch, CEO.

As an added bonus to this timely exhibition, the original artwork of Charles Walker, one of Florida’s surviving Highwaymen painters, is on display in the pop-up gallery. Mr. Walker brings rich memories of abundant wildlife to mind with his brush and leads the way for us to understand the meaning of shifting baselines. These highly collectible works tell of a time of plenty. If we are to set a course to inspire environmental stewardship then we must ensure today’s children see these memories of plenty, so they can imagine how their choices can affect the future. A portion of the proceeds from the sale of Mr. Walker’s pieces benefit the Hobe Sound Nature Center.

 

 

 

The Lighthouse ArtCenter, a 501 c (3) nonprofit, was founded in 1964 by eight artists and Christopher Norton. In the last 56 years it has grown to include a gallery, school of art, gift shop, and art supply store. Supported by memberships, sponsors, and grants, the ArtCenter is bursting at the seams. It currently serves over 22,000 visitors, 2,500 adult students, 45 faculty members, 600 children, and a comprehensive outreach program to benefit underserved and disabled residents in the community. Phase II of a capital campaign is underway. It is designed to raise the roof in order to expand the gallery and provide much-needed additional classroom space.

 

 

For further information about this event, classes, exhibits, or tours:

Please call (561) 746-3101 or go to www.LighthouseArts.org

Lighthouse ArtCenter Gallery

 373 Tequesta Drive Tequesta, Florida  33469

(561) 746-3201

Monday – Friday 10 am – 4 pm

Saturday 10 am – 2 pm

 

Lighthouse ArtCenter School of Art and Art Supply Store

395 Seabrook Road Tequesta, Florida 33469

(561)748-8737

Monday – Friday 9 am – 5 pm

Saturday 9 am – 4 pm

 

 

 

 

 

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Rickie Leiter, Publisher

Rickie@therickiereport.com 561-537-0291

17019 SW Sapri Way   Port St. Lucie, FL 34986

 

 

New Studio For Visual Arts Presents “Secrets Of Egg Tempera” With Suzanne Scherer & Pavel Ouporov Plus “Pop Of Pink” Juried Exhibit To Benefit American Cancer Society

The New Studio for the Visual Arts is proud to present The Secrets of Egg Tempera with Suzanne Scherer & Pavel Ouporov.  Oil painters are welcome to experience first hand the painting technique of the “Old Masters”.  This intensive 3 hour workshop begins Friday, September 20 and runs through November 1.  The Rickie Report shares some sneak peeks and all of the details. In addition, we remind art lovers to attend “The Power Of Pink” juried exhibition which benefits the American Cancer Society.  Opening night is Friday, October 11.  The exhibit is available October 7 – November 1, 2019.

 

 

The New Studio for the Visual Arts proudly presents:

The Secrets of Egg Tempera

with

Suzanne Scherer & Pavel Ouporov

 

 

“Lauren” by Scherer & Ouporov

 

 

 

Fridays, September 20 – November 1, 2019

1:00 pm – 4:00 pm

$280 (plus $50 materials fee)

Oil painters are welcome

 

Suzanne Scherer & Pavel Ouporov

 

 

Egg tempera is a luminous painting medium with great potential for present-day artists as well as those interested in experiencing firsthand the painting methods of the “Old Masters”. Combining historical Russian and Renaissance painting traditions with a contemporary approach, Suzanne Scherer brings this ancient method of painting to the Art School. In this intensive 3-hour workshop, learn the process of egg tempera painting through in-depth instruction and demonstrations from the preparation of true gesso wood panels, mixing paints from dry pigments and egg yolk, to under painting, and glazing. Materials included in tuition.

 

 

 

 

 

“Untitled” by Scherer & Ouporov

 

 

 

 

Suzanne Scherer & Pavel Ouporov Biography

American-born Suzanne Scherer and Russian-born Pavel Ouporov are a collaborative team who met while studying at the renowned Moscow Surikov State Academy Art Institute—one of Russia’s two institutions of higher arts education and part of the Russian Academy of Arts established in 1757 by Peter the Great. Scherer earned a BFA from Florida State University, an MFA from Brooklyn College, and received an International Research & Exchanges Board Award to be the first American visual artist accepted into the Russian Academy of Arts during the Soviet period. At the age of 11, Ouporov won admittance into the Moscow State Academy Art Lyceum, graduated at 18, and earned a Master of Fine Arts from the Moscow Surikov State Academy Art Institute.

 

“Avery Version 2” by Scherer & Ouporov

 

 

Scherer & Ouporov have received international recognition for their collaborative works. Museum exhibitions include the Library of Congress, Smithsonian Institution, Washington DC, Museum of Contemporary Art, Miami, Bass Museum, Miami, Historical Museum of the City of Vienna, ICA, Moscow, Passage de Retz, Paris, Boston Center for the Arts, Frye Art Museum, Seattle, Evansville Museum of Art, Indiana, and the Jule Collins Smith Museum of Fine Art, Auburn University. Their works are in the permanent collections of the Metropolitan Museum of Art, Harvard University Fogg Art Museum, the Library of Congress, NY Public Library, and The State Russian Museum in St. Petersburg, among others. Their work has been featured in Art In America, ArtNews, The New York Times, The New Yorker, PBS, and Public Affairs Television. The artists are represented by ACA Galleries, NY and Armand Bowling Fine Art, Jupiter FL. Their original prints are represented by the Mezzanine Gallery, Metropolitan Museum of Art, NY.

 

 

 

 

 

A Juried exhibition to benefit the

 American Cancer Society

October 7 – November 1, 2019

 

 

 

OPENING RECEPTION AND AWARDS

OCTOBER 11, 2019

5:30 pm – 7:30 pm

In honor of all of the men and women in our lives who have fought a battle with Cancer, The New Studio for the Visual Arts of Jupiter, Inc. presents “POP! Power of Pink!” A specially tailored juried art exhibition to benefit the American Cancer Society.

Attacking from every angle.

 

 

The New Studio for the Visual Arts mission:

Nurture a vibrant arts community

Foster artistic excellence

Lower the barriers to participation in the arts

Bring people together for a powerful shared experience that inspires a creative exchange of ideas 

 

 

No membership fee!
No registration fee!
Prorating available!

Sign up today.

Call 561-295-5712

www.thenewstudiova.net

The New Studio for the Visual Arts is a 501(c)3 Non-Profit Charitable Educational Organization.  #CH56474 A COPY OF THE OFFICIAL REGISTRATON AND FINANCIAL INFORMATION MAY BE OBTAINED FROM THE DIVISION OF CONSUMER SERVICES BY CALLING TOLL-FREE (800) 435-7352 WITHIN THE STATE.  REGISTRATION DOES NOT IMPLY ENDORSEMENT, APPROVAL, OR RECOMMENDATION BY THE STATE.

 

 

 

 

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17019 SW Sapri Way   Port St. Lucie, FL 34986

“War Of The Worlds” & “Earth From Space” Come Together At CCE For A Multi-Media Art Experience

Journey through space at the Center For Creative Education‘s current Smithsonian’s “Earth from Space”.  CCE and the South Florida Science Center & Aquarium partner to bring NASA images  by photojournalist Gary Rothstein.  Meet Gary at the Public Reception on Friday, December 7.  On Friday, December 14 and Saturday, December 15, continue your expedition in the Hilton Theater for a LIVE stage performance of “War of the Worlds”. The CCE’s C4 Media Arts students created unique posters for “War of the Worlds”, which will be on view.  The Rickie Report shares the details and urges you to reserve your tickets. There is special pricing for children.  KUDOS to CCE for making learning FUN!   Begin with shuttle preparations, lift-off, seeing the many landscapes of Earth from space, and then return home with a new appreciation of our planet and universe.   

 

 

 

 

 

 

425 24th Street    West Palm Beach, FL 33407
T: (561) 805-9927       cceflorida.org

 

P R E S E N T S:

 

 

 

‘War of the Worlds’ & ‘Earth from Space’

A Multi-media Art Experience

 

E A R T H   F R O M   S P A C E”

 

 

 

Exhibition Reception –  Open to the Public

Friday, December 7, 2018 | 6 –  8:30pm

$10 Entry To Support CCE

Photo Journalist, Gary Rothstein will be signing copies of his book ‘Lift Off’ (select NASA shuttle images)

 

Food and Beverage will be available

Exhibit is available now through  January 2019

 

 

 

 

 

The 20-poster set features beautifully detailed satellite images of the planet—from the swirling arms of a massive hurricane and the grid-like pattern of Kansas farmland to the triangular shadows cast by the Great Pyramids and the sinuous channels entering the Arctic Ocean. “Earth from Space” illustrates how satellite imagery is gathered and used to expand mankind’s understanding of life on Earth. It also explores the remote-sensing technology used to gather the images and describes the individual satellites whose images are on display.

 

 

 

 

“The Smithsonian is proud to be able to share illuminating scholarship from the National Air and Space Museum in a format that allows for extraordinarily widespread distribution,” said Anna Cohn, SITES director. “‘Earth from Space’ inspires dreams and discovery, and while the photographs were taken from far away, they can launch learning opportunities about our lives here on earth.”

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

The poster exhibition was born of the popular and award-winning museum exhibition of the same title that premiered November 2006 at the National Air and Space Museum. In 2007, “Earth from Space” won a U.S. Geological Survey communications award for science content.  The images provide clues about the nature of our planet and offer teachers opportunities to engage students in a broad array of science topics, including geography, environmental studies, ecology, oceanography and meteorology.

 

 

 

 

An educational companion web site, www.earthfromspace.si.edu, contains an online version of the SITES exhibition, and additional images and information. It also provides numerous educational resources, including lesson plans, classroom activities, web site links and available publications.

 

 

 

“Earth from Space” was developed by the Center for Earth and Planetary Studies at the National Air and Space Museum, in collaboration with SITES. Andrew Johnston, a geographer at the center and author of “Earth from Space” (Firefly Books, 2004), is the exhibition’s curator.

 

 

SITES has been sharing the wealth of Smithsonian collections and research programs with millions of people outside Washington, D.C., for more than 50 years. SITES connects Americans to their shared cultural heritage through a wide range of exhibitions about art, science and history, which are shown wherever people live, work and play.

 

 

 

 

The Conrad N. Hilton Theater

at

Center for Creative Education

Presents:

 

 

 

‘War of the Worlds’

A live, radio play.

What was at first thought to be a meteor, turns out to be the first alien craft from Mars bent on destroying the human race.

‘W a r     o f    t h e    W o r l d s’

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Friday, December 14th

7  pm showtime

$10 Adults, $5 Children

&

Saturday, December 15th

2  pm showtime

$10 Adults, $5 Children

 

TICKETS ON SALE NOW!  https://cceflorida.org/hiltontheater/

 

 

 

Artwork by Nadia Noble 

 

 

 

In conjunction with the Smithsonian images, CCE has partnered with the South Florida Science Center & Aquarium to combine NASA images taken by photojournalist Gary Rothstein.  These images are comprised of shuttle launches and up-close detail shots of shuttle preparations for space travel.  Famed Florida landscape photographer, Clyde Butcher is also featured with his ‘God Speed’ image on loan that captured Astronaut John Glenn’s ascent as the oldest person to go into space aboard Discovery in 1988.  Exhibition support by the Cultural Council of Palm Beach County.  Also paired with the exhibition is a live performance of ‘The War of the Worlds: The 1938 Radio Script.’  This performance based on the novel by H.G. Wells will be performed live in CCE’s Hilton Theater which combines live performers and digital media in an unprecedented public offering not found anywhere else in Palm Beach County.

 

 

 

 

 

Artwork by Tia D

 

 

‘War of the Worlds’ is patterned after the Lux Radio Theatre program which ran for years through the 30’s, 40’s and 50’s. Lux Radio Theatre was indisputably the biggest, most important, most expensive drama anthology program on radio. It ran from October 14, 1934 until June 7, 1955, then continued on television as Lux Video Theatre until 1957. In all, some 926 one-hour episodes were broadcast, providing a record of the most important entertainment events in American theatre and, later, film. This production of ‘War of the Worlds’ features local actors and involves the use of live and recorded sound effects.

 

 

 

Brought to you by K2 (Kay Squared) Productions.

Kay-Squared Productions specializes in producing small-cast plays and is owned and operated by CCE Teaching Artist Kim Cozort Kay and her husband Kenneth Kay.  “Theater is a reflection of life. This project will marry three art forms.  Students will proudly see their lives and artistic contributions reflected and valued with each story told on the Hilton Stage.” – Kay-Squared Productions

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Artwork by D Andres

 

 

 

 

 

 

425  24th Street    West Palm Beach, FL 33406
561-805-9927

For more information about this event, classes, workshops or upcoming exhibits:

Jonathon Ortiz-Smykla, Gallery and Marketing Manager

JonathonO@cceflorida.org

State Issued Photo ID Required for Visit
T: (561) 805-9927 ext. 106   F: (561) 805-9929
W: cceflorida.org 

Empowering Students to Grow Academically, Creatively and Socially Through Arts-Based Education

 

 

 

Thank you to CCE supporters:

 

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Rickie@therickiereport.com   561-537-0291

17019 SW Sapri Way   Port St. Lucie, FL 34986

 

 

 

 

Lighthouse ArtCenter’s Current Exhibit, “Full S.T.E.A.M. Ahead” Is One For All Ages

Artists and readers of all ages, the Lighthouse ArtCenter‘s “Full S.T.E.A.M. Ahead” is ready for you!  This interactive experience includes the entire 3,500 square-feet of gallery space. Over 100 works of art by internationally acclaimed illustrators and authors are only one part!  Get your gears ready for some FUN!  The Rickie Report shares some sneak peeks and all of the details.  Individuals and groups can participate, find a cozy reading spot or just be WOWed! The exhibit is available until August 11th, so don’t delay!

 

 

www.LighthouseArts.org       (561) 746-3101

Inspired by Vasily Kandinsky, created especially for Lighthouse ArtCenter by Miles Slater, stone sculptor.

 

 

 

Hours and admission: Monday – Friday 10 – 4 ; Saturdays 10  – 2 

Gallery admission is waived for all guests during Full S.T.E.A.M. Ahead at Lighthouse ArtCenter

Group Tours/ Field Trips

Docent accompanied group tours are available for children $3.00 each
Docent accompanied group tours with a make and take art project $5.00 each
The calendar is filling up, please schedule your group tour today; call Sheri (561) 746-3101

CLICK HERE:

Gears in motion at LAC

 

 

 

 

3rd Thursdays:

July 19, 2018

Maltz Jupiter Theatre Youth Touring Program Performance

The Meyer Law Firm generously sponsors 
3rd Thursday admission is waived for all guests during Full S.T.E.A.M. Ahead at Lighthouse ArtCenter

 

 

CLICK HERE:

 

 

The young and the young at heart create Kandinsky inspired art on this interactive wall based on the boom by The Noisy Paintbox written by Barb Rosenstock, illustrated by Mary GrandPre.

 

 

Harry Potter’s Illustrator, Mary GrandPre, exhibiting 20 original mixed media paintings at LAC during “Full S.T.E.A.M. Ahead”.

 

 

 

Five Caldecott Award Winning children’s author/illustrators are exhibiting 100 original paintings from their best-selling books in the main gallery where the young and young-at-heart will get cozy with the books they love and the beautiful artwork that fills them. Included in this interactive exhibition are, Mary GrandPre (illustrator, Harry Potter), Betsy Lewin (illustrator, Click Clack Moo, Cows that Type), Ted Lewin (illustrator, Pepe the Lamplighter), James Ransome (illustrator, Before She Was Harriet), Judy Schachner (author/illustrator, Skippy Jon Jones) and Tom Casmer, Professor, Ringling School of Art and in the Pop-Up exhibition space.

Get comfy with some of the books and links to the authors:

 

 

Peggy Healy Sterns created our software for Fab@SchoolMakerStudio with the help of Smithsonian, MIT and Virginia Tech.  Peggy has volunteered her time here this summer supporting the ArtCampers and relishing their joy in learning! This ArtCamper has created a standing 3D elephant!

 

Making his own gears to show to Mom and Dad.  He said, “It is a machine. It makes me happy.”   (That works!)

 

 

 

 

 

 

The Lighthouse ArtCenter is a 501 c (3) nonprofit that has provided uninterrupted arts and cultural programming in the heart of Tequesta for 54 years. The gallery boasts 5,000 square feet of exhibition space where annually over 20,000 guests visit eleven art shows (some of national significance) that are locally produced and curated. The School of Art features 45 faculty members who teach over 2,500 adult students and 700 children (ages 6-12). Seventeen master artists lead workshops throughout the year and the Plein Air Festival is considered one of the best in the entire country. Outreach programs serve seniors as well as children and families who are underserved and economically challenged.

Please contact Janeen Mason, Curator, to discuss sponsorship opportunities (561) 746-3101, Janeen@LighthouseArts.org

Lighthouse ArtCenter ArtCamp hours: 8:30 a.m. – 4:00 p.m. (aftercare is available)

ArtCamp runs for nine individual weeks, beginning June 4, 2018, ending August 11, 2018, and closed for the week of July 4th.

 

www.LighthouseArts.org     (561) 746-3101

Hours and admission:

Open Monday – Friday 10 am – 4 pm  Saturdays 10 am – 2 pm

 

 

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

Rickie Leiter, Publisher

Rickie@therickiereport.com   561-537-0291

17019 SW Sapri Way   Port St. Lucie, FL 34986

 

 

 

 

Mandel JCC In Palm Beach Gardens Welcomes Jerry Gotkin’s “Opal Exhibit” On February 14th

On February 14, the Mandel JCC of the Palm Beaches will have the pleasure of welcoming local artist Jerry Gotkin and his “Opal” Collection. The Opening Reception  will give patrons the opportunity to not only preview the new collection, but to meet with the artist himself.  The work will be on display every day at the JCC through Friday, March 31st.  The Rickie Report shares the details and some sneak peeks.

 

 

 

5221 Hood Road Palm Beach Gardens

www.jcconline.com/artgallery

 

Mandel JCC In Palm Beach Gardens Welcomes Jerry Gotkin’s “Opal Exhibit”

 Opening Reception:

Tuesday, February 14 | 5:30-7:30 pm

Exhibition Dates:

Tuesday, February 14 – Friday, March 31

 

“Morikami Summer” by Jerry Gotkin

 

 

 

 

The Gotkin Art Studio was opened in Manhattan’s Upper West Side in 1963. In 2007, the Smithsonian Institution American Art Museum and Portrait Gallery Libraries in Washington, D.C. established a catalogue: “Marjorie and Jerry Gotkin Collection 1965-2007” that includes reproductions of their works, exhibitions, reviews, contracts and biographies. This talented individual has designed art for Off-Broadway productions, Bank of America, Copeland Davis (jazz pianist) and many more. Most recently, several works from his Morikami series have been installed at the Vitas Community Life Center in Delray Beach.

 

“Orchids Compilation” by Jerry Gotkin

 

Jerry slowly migrated to Florida from Brooklyn New York, where he was born in 1936. He received a Master’s Degree from Columbia and he also briefly studied at the Brooklyn Museum in the 50’s. His work focuses on various uses of oils, pastels, pen, ink, watercolors, acrylics, and fine-art photography.  After meeting his wife in 1961, they moved to Cape Cod where they opened their first art studio. By 1963, they moved to the Upper West Side in Manhattan and opened the Gotkin Art Studio. Additionally, his work was featured in the Panoras Gallery and he was commissioned to do a series of paintings of the New York skyline for the Sperry Rang Building. In recent years, he has had his artwork on display at the Hollywood Memorial Hospital, Hospice by the Sea in Boca Raton, Morikami Museum, Golden Anchor Art Gallery, Banker’s Trust Corporate branch, and on Atlantic Avenue.

 

“Cloud And Water Guest” by Jerry Gotkin

Additionally, Jerry has published five arts books, “The Gardens of Hospice by the Sea”, “The Tall Ships Watercolors/Gouache The Art of Marjorie Gotkin”, “Still Life/Floral Watercolor/Gouache: The Art of Marjorie Gotkin”, “Marjorie’s Table: The Material and Instruments of Art as Art, “Orchids: An Intimate Portrait of Beauty”, and Morkiami Pen and Ink Drawings.

 

“Orchids” by Jerry Gotkin

The Cape Cod Standard Times has said that “The series of oil on paper of the land and seascapes places him as a modern day Impressionist.”  

 

 

For more information on his exhibit, please visit:

www.jcconline.com/artgallery

or contact GwildaB@JCConline.com.

The event will take place at the Mandel JCC Palm Beach Gardens at 5221 Hood Road.

 

 

 

 

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Celebrate Gem & Mineral Society’s 50th Anniversary At Gem, Mineral, Bead, Jewelry, & Fossil Show November 19-20

Celebrate the Gem & Mineral Society’s 50th Anniversary at their mega exposition on November 19 and 20th at the Expo Center of the South Florida Fairgrounds.  Over 80 national dealers will offer a wide range of merchandise—fine jewelry, southwestern Indian jewelry, bead jewelry, loose beads, rocks and minerals for specimen collecting and cutting, loose precious and semi-precious gemstones, settings and findings, fossils, meteorites, tools, books and more.  The highlight this year will be a guest lecturer form the Smithsonian Museum who will be speaking on Pegmatites as well as bringing a showcase of new specimen acquisitions for the Museum! The Rickie Report shares the details and some images form last year’s event.  Bring the whole family – The show is well timed before Christmas for plenty of opportunities for shopping for all budget levels, limited to unlimited!

 

 

 

 

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Gem & Mineral Society of the Palm Beaches, Inc.

Presents:

Golden Anniversary 50th Annual

Gem, Mineral, Bead, Jewelry, & Fossil Show

November 19-20, 2016

 

Saturday, November 19th   9AM—6PM

Sunday, November 20th  10AM—5PM

Expo Center East South Florida Fairgrounds,

9067 Southern Blvd., West Palm Beach, Florida 33411

www.southfloridafair.com

 

 

 

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HIGHLIGHTS:

Guest lecturer from the Smithsonian Museum!

Learn about Pegmatites!

See the newest specimen acquisitions for the museum!

 

 

 

 

~Demonstrations~

~Hourly Door Prizes~

~ Guest Speakers~

~Kids Activities~

 

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Over 80 dealers from all over the country offer a wide range of merchandise—fine jewelry, southwestern Indian jewelry, bead jewelry, loose beads, rocks and minerals for specimen collecting and cutting, loose precious and semi-precious gemstones, settings and findings, fossils, meteorites, tools, books, and much, much more.

 

 

 

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The show offers a wide range of educational activities and exhibits. Visit the demonstration area where society members will be showcasing skills learned in club classes. Demonstrations will include faceting, cabochon making, chain making, and bead stringing just to name a few. Hourly door prizes awarded both days, a show Grand Prize drawing will be held. We have also invited several local education based clubs to display at our show, as well as the South Florida Science Center and Aquarium. Guest speakers will present a variety of educational topics.

 

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The Gem and Mineral Society of the Palm Beaches was founded in 1966 as a club for like-minded individuals who shared a passion for gems, minerals, the lapidary arts and geological sciences. 50 years later it still serves residents of Palm Beach County with those interests and more. At the clubs workshop one can find a variety of work being done – from silversmithing to cutting and polishing precious and semiprecious gemstones.  At meeting, members spread knowledge and fellowship for members of all ages. The youngest of the club members are mentored in the junior rockhound program with activities specially crafted just for them.

 

 

 

For more information:

gemandmineralsociety.org

 

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Call For Artist Entries To “Wild Florida”: Cash Prizes, Juried By Clyde Butcher; Special Reception For Art And Nature Lovers

The Gallery at Center for Creative Education presents ‘Wild Florida’ a photography exhibition featuring images caught in the wild, in the state of Florida based on wildlife, habitats, or environmental impacts affecting those.  In addition, the Featured Fine Art Photographers include Raymond Gehman, Chris Gillette, Paul Marcellini, Greg Matthews*, David Moynahan, Mac Stone, Carlton Ward Jr., Marina Scarr (*Greg Matthews is co-curating this exhibition with The Gallery at CCE Manager, Jonathon Ortiz-Smykla).  These artists have been featured in National Geographic, Popular Photography, American Museum of Natural History (NY), National Wildlife, Audubon, and The Smithsonian.  The Rickie Report shares the details for this Call for Entries as well as the Opening Reception which takes place on Saturday, November 5th.  Wildlife Art lovers: Mark your calendars now!

 

 

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425 24th Street, West Palm Beach, FL 33407
t (561) 805 9927 ext. 160  f (561) 805 9929
www.cceflorida.org

 

 

 

 

 

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PUBLIC   OPENING  RECEPTION:

 

 

 Saturday, November 5th, 2016

Busch Wildlife Sactuary (Jupiter, FL) in attendance with live animals!

6:00pm to 8:30pm

 

 

 

 

$10 Entry   (Charitable Donation to CCE’s mission in helping children learn through the arts)

Sponsored by Accomplice Brewery & Ciderworks, Whole Foods Market, Local Brand, Tanks A Lot Aquariums, Coastal Source, Searcy Law

 

 

 

 

 

PROGRAMS: (Lectures, Workshops, etc.)  – DATES TO BE ANNOUNCED

 

 

Exhibit Runs Nov. 5th – December 17, 2016

 

 

 

 

FOR MORE INFORMATION:

 

 

 

 

 

Here’s the supporting Links;
‘Wild Florida’ Call To Artists Entry page and Information:
http://cceflorida.org/call-to-artists-the-1st-annual-wild-florida-photography-contest/
‘Wild Florida’ Contest/Art Call Facebook Page:
https://www.facebook.com/wildfloridaphotocontest/?fref=ts
‘Wild Florida’ Opening Reception Facebook Page:
https://www.facebook.com/events/450982158359848/

 

ARTISTS:

Cash Prizes, details found within the Art Call.

Guest Juror, Clyde Butcher

(Florida Artist Hall of Fame, Ansel Adams Conservation Award Winner, a Florida Monthly Magazine Top 100 most influential people in Florida, Distinguished Artist Award from Florida House Embassy Washington, DC just to name a few of a long list of career accolades).

 

 

 

 

 

‘Wild Florida’ Call To Artists Entry page and Information:
http://cceflorida.org/call-to-artists-the-1st-annual-wild-florida-photography-contest/

‘Wild Florida’ Contest/Art Call Facebook Page:
https://www.facebook.com/wildfloridaphotocontest/?fref=ts

‘Wild Florida’ Opening Reception Facebook Page:
https://www.facebook.com/events/450982158359848/

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For more information, please contact:
Jonathon Ortiz-Smykla
jonathono@cceflorida.org
Greg Matthews
gregmatthews55@yahoo.com

 

For More Information About  CCE:

Jonathon Ortiz-Smykla, Gallery and Marketing Manager

425 24th Street, West Palm Beach, FL 33407
t (561) 805 9927 ext. 160     f (561) 805 9929
www.cceflorida.org

Empowering Students to Grow Creatively, Academically, and Socially Through Arts-Based Education

 

 

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13th Annual Palm Beach Fine Craft Show Will Highlight Wearable Art Fashion Show and Interactive Dialogues With The Artists

The Palm Beach Fine Craft Show returns for its 13th year at the Palm Beach County Convention Center February 26th -28th in a three-day juried event highlighting the works of established master artists as well as emerging artists nationally.  Attendees will enjoy the experience of finding “latest” collections in contemporary art and design in categories including glass, ceramics, sculpture, furniture, mixed media, fashion and jewelry. They will have direct access to all the artists invited to showcase their original work. Some of these works are featured in private and corporate collections world-wide. The Rickie Report shares the schedule of lectures and the fashion show, ticket information and some sneak peeks!

 

 

 

 

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13th Annual Palm Beach Fine Craft Show

Friday, February 26
10 a.m. to 6 p.m.

Saturday, February 27
10 a.m. to 6 p.m.

Sunday, February 28
11 a.m. to 5 p.m.

Tickets are available:

Get Tickets Here

Palm Beach County Convention Center

650 Okeechobee Boulevard W. Palm Beach, Florida

 

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Five Important Things To Know:

 

• The highly curated Palm Beach Fine Craft Show, voted Number One in the Nation by Art Fair Source Book, provides an opportunity for interactive dialogue with the artists themselves for avid collectors as well as those looking for an introduction to beginning a personal collection.

 

 

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Glass Art by Kit Karbler

 

 

• 135 artists will travel from 32 States to Palm Beach County to take part in this 3-day juried event celebrating the latest innovations in fine crafts.

 

 

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“In Emerald Pools” by Marianne Hunt

 

 

 

 

• Wearable Art will be highlighted at this year’s Show during a Fashion Show with models wearing one of a kind couture style designs and exquisite jewelry which will take place on Saturday 2/27 at 1:30 p.m.

 

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Elaine Unzicker, Handbag

 

 

 

• This year’s attendees are invited to ‘Meet and Greet Jane Weitzman’, wife of a favorite shoe designer, Stuart Weitzman, during an exhibit of selected “fantasy” shoes commissioned by Jane and designed by outstanding artists across America – Jane will also be signing a limited number of her book “Art & Sole’.

 

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Furniture by Michael Conti

 

 

• Palm Beach Cultural Council Director of Marketing & Government Affairs, Marilyn Bauer will moderate a lively panel discussion entitled “Art in Every Day Living; Its Subtle Beauty Surrounds Us” on Sunday 2/28 at 11:30 a.m. Panelists will include local experts Campion Platt, Lars Bolander, Nadine Kalachnikoff, and Jennifer Garrigues.

 

 

 

 

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Gilded Fire Vessel by Jennifer McCurdy  (Photo courtesy of Gary Mirando)

 

 

 

You will have direct access to all the artists invited to showcase their original work. Some of these works are featured in private and corporate collections world-wide, including the Museum of Arts & Design in NYC, the Boston Museum of Fine Arts, MA, the Renwick Gallery of the Smithsonian American Art Museum, Washington, DC, and the Corning Glass Museum, Corning, NY, as well as in private and corporate collections all over the world.

 

For more information:

www.craftsamericashows.com
Tickets are now on sale through the website.

 

 

 

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OSGS Offers Unique Art Exhibition, Art Promenade, Specialty Jewelry Show and a Call for Artists

Evelyn Ortiz Smykla and Jonathon Ortiz-Smykla have been working hard preparing for a spectacular Autumn in Northwood Village at OSGS  Ortiz-Smykla| Gallery Studio.  Their unique art exhibition showcasing the work of folk art visionary, Jimmy Lee Sudduth continues until the end of October.  (Don’t miss it!  You’ll have to go to the Smithsonian to see his work!).   Northwood Village’s Art Promenade, which falls on Halloween, promises to be spooktacular.  Save November  7th for a “Holiday Jewels – Wearable Art” Event and their custom framing is available with a Groupon discount.  The Rickie Report shares all of this plus a CALL to ARTISTS!

 

 

 

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OSGS

 

Ortiz-Smykla|Gallery-Studio

 

 

500 Northwood Road   W.Palm Beach, FL

 

 

 

 

Current Special Exhibition at OSGS Gallery:

 

 

"The Barn" by Jimmy Lee Sudduth

“The Barn” by Jimmy Lee Sudduth

Jimmy Lee Sudduth Paintings. We currently have three paintings from the late Jimmy Lee (1910-2007) on loan and on exhibit through the month of October.

http://www.americanart.si.edu/collections/search/artist/?id=5874

 

 

 

OSGS Mural

 

OSGS has finally been provided final approval to move forward with our Mural Project. The Mural itself will be placed on the East facing wall of OSGS Gallery (toward Dixie, along Spruce). OSGS is providing some nice incentives for the winning artist.

 

 

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Previous Murals in the Northwood Village area include:

 

 

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Mural by Eduardo Mendieta

 

 

 

Mural by Craig McInnis

Mural by Craig McInnis

Mural by Amanda Valdes

Mural by Amanda Valdes

The final process will be Juried by Andrew Brown – http://www.andybrownpaintings.com/

 

 

 

 

“Holiday Jewels — Wearable Art”

Friday November 7th     6:00 PM to 8:00 PM

 

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Take part in a festive evening to help ease the worry of holiday shopping as OSGS presents one-of-a-kind jewelry. Enjoy one-on-one interaction with the Artists, sipping cider, and taking in light music. Featured artists are Claudia Block (New York/Florida), Meryl Lefkovich (Massachusetts) and Elayna Toby Singer (Florida).

 

 

 

 

Claudia Bloch

 

 

Necklace by Claudia Block

Necklace by Claudia Block

 

 

Claudia Bloch is an American artist known for her beaded jewelry designs. Born and raised in New York City, Claudia’s work reflects the fusion of cultures and people she was surrounded by in the invigorating city environment. Inspired by the work of Louise Nevelson, not just for her installations themselves, but for her process of walking the city streets at night, finding what others had discarded to use in the making of her own vision.

 

 

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Claudia Bloch’s Beaded Bracelet

 

 

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Claudia Bloch’s Beaded Earrings

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

With that in mind, after Claudia began her designs with the goal of women wearing her pieces, she has recently amplified that idea – to a greater vision of building intriguing installations around the jewelry. Viewers can both enjoy wearing the pieces, as well is exploring the power of the material world and its influences over their identity. Claudia resides in South Florida but travels extensively showing her work in private and public venues.

 

 

 

Meryl Lefkovich

 

Meryl is a self-taught artist/maker with a degree in art history. She has had past careers as an art consultant, gallery manager, travel consultant and interior designer, all of which, she believes, contribute to her world view in design and concept.  Her serious art career began in 1993 when she began teaching herself how to paint. She has her paintings in a number of corporate and private collections in the Boston area and around the country.

 

 

 

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Meryl Lefkovich’s Bracelet

 

In 2011, Meryl learned how to solder and there was no looking back. Jewelry design and fabrication have become her passion. Her primary influences are flora, fauna and a fascination with Art Nouveau and the Arts and Crafts Movement.

 

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Meryl Lefkovich’s Bracelet

 

She tells The Rickie Report, “As an art history major, ancient cultures also impact my designs; I love the look of a slightly time-worn patina, as though a long lost piece was newly discovered. Combining raw and organic with delicate and romantic, whimsy, combinations of color and gemstones – all have a place in my designs.”  She starts with a concept; a new interpretation of the natural world, then the metal takes over and informs her how each piece should develop.

 

 

 

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Meryl Lefkovich’s Earrings and Pendant

 

Meryl says, ” the forms and essence of nature, a dewdrop on a leaf, the rustle of leaves in the wind, the twisted scroll of vines and the gnarled knots of trees…these are the moments I want to capture and reflect in my jewelry.”

 

 

Elayna Toby Singer

 

Elayna Toby Singer is drawn to materials that come from the earth and to forms transformed through encounters with the elements. She is attracted to circles. They invite her in, are windows to the beyond; simultaneously open and whole.

 

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Elayna Toby Singer’s Bracelet

 

She tells The Rickie Report, “Connecting one object to the next, both physically and visually, energy and awareness journey between root and crown. The space between reminds us to breathe. Twirling and dancing with the air around us, energy shifts, spirit awakens, transformation occurs. Presented in new contexts, each object’s intrinsic beauty is revealed. Discarded and precious materials – vintage tools, machine parts, manufacturing remnants, garden trimmings, mineral stones and beads from around the world – are combined to create one-of-a-kind artworks.”

 

Earrings by Elayna Toby Singer

Earrings by Elayna Toby Singer

 

No two Elayna Toby Singer pieces are ever the same.  Elayna Toby Singer uses only “cold connections” in creating my assemblage kinetic sculptures and jewelry. No welding or soldering for me. Instead, she uses wrapping and knotting techniques, along with swivels and metal links, to connect one object to another.

 

 

Custom Framing:

As an Artist, Let OSGS Custom Framing help you ready your work for exhibition(s). We have great rates and archival materials. Here’s a Groupon Coupon for savings (not valid with other offers, but a great way to save by itself!):

http://www.groupon.com/deals/osgs-ortiz-smykla-gallery-studio

 

 

 

Artists Needed!!!

West Palm Beach Art In Public Places is assembling a database of artists for future Calls To Artists. This is a great opportunity to have your name included in those opportunities. If you have a few moments, please email Phil Growick (info. below) your Name, Artistic Medium of Preference (i.e., Painter, Sculptor, Photographer, etc.), Email Address, Website Information, and any other contact information you would like to offer to:

Phil Growick
Art In Public Places (City of West Palm Beach) Board Member
Email: pgrowick@gmail.com

See Jonathon Ortiz-Smykla’s Painting

at the Palm Beach International Airport:

(All Artwork in the exhibit is for sale with 100% of the proceeds going to these local artists)

"Untitled" by Jonathon Ortiz-Smykla

“Untitled” by Jonathon Ortiz-Smykla

For more information about OSGS please contact:

Evelyn Ortiz Smykla & Jonathon Ortiz-Smykla
OSGS Ortiz-Smykla|Gallery-Studio
p: 561-833-2223
e: OSGSart@hotmail.com
www.OSGSart.com
Find us on Facebook at http://www.facebook.com/OSGSart

 

 

 

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OSGS Presents Special Jimmy Lee Sudduth Exhibit

OSGS continues to stretch its wings and bring a wide variety of artwork to its walls.  The Rickie Report urges you not to miss the current exhibit of Jimmy Lee Sudduth’s work at this Northwood gallery.  Jimmy Lee’s paintings bring us back to a genre most would call Folk Art.  In fact, his work was prominent at the Smithsonian Institution’s Bicentennial Festival of American Folk Life.  His Alabama roots are intertwined with those of OSGS owners, Evelyn Ortiz-Smykla and Jonathon Ortiz Smykla.  His message is universal.  Paint, create, celebrate life!  Here are the details and a sneak peek.

 

 

 

 

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OSGS

Presents Paintings by

Jimmy Lee Sudduth

 

500 Northwood Road    W.Palm Beach, FL

 

 

TRR:

This Jimmy Lee Sudduth Exhibition is different from your previous ones.  Please tell our readers more about its significance.

OSGS:

We recently have had some conversations with a private art collector about a collaboration with OSGS.  The conversation went well enough that we’ve been offered three Jimmy Lee Sudduth paintings to exhibit here at OSGS. The name may not ring a bell (as there are many artists in the world) but he’s an artist that not only hits close to home for myself but also with the trending art market for ‘outsider art’, ‘folk art’, and ‘self-taught Southern artists’.  Jimmy Lee is no longer living as he passed away in 2007 (in his 90s). His connection with OSGS is that we have roots in Alabama and Jimmy Lee was born and raised in Fayette, Alabama which is where he spent his entire life.  Also, our exhibited pieces will not be for sale. 

 

 

 

 

 

Jimmy Lee Sudduth's "Three Boys"

Jimmy Lee Sudduth’s “Three Boys”

 

 

TRR:

Art lovers will have an unexpected opportunity to see this historically significant artwork at OSGS.   Please share some of the highlights of Sudduth’s contributions to the art world

OSGS:

Jimmy Lee began collecting pigments from clay, earth, rocks and plants for use in his finger paintings. He used his fingers because “they never wore out.” His numerous works were typically executed on found surfaces such as plywood, doors and boards from demolished buildings. He experimented with mixing his pigments with various binders to make them adhere better, including sugar, soft drinks, instant coffee, and caulk.

 

 

 

 

 

Jimmy Lee Sudduth's "African Princess"

Jimmy Lee Sudduth’s “African Princess”

 

Notable Exhibitions:

1968 – Stillman College (Tuscaloosa, AL) *first exhibition
1971 – Kentuck Festival of the Arts (Northport, AL)
1976 – Smithsonian Institution’s Bicentennial Festival of American Folk Life
*Jimmy Lee played harmonica along with exhibition
1980 – The Today Show & 60 Minutes feature
1995 – Alabama Art Award
1995 – New Orleans Museum of Art (Artist In Residence)
2005 – Montgomery Museum of Fine Arts (Montgomery, AL)
Current Collections:
Smithsonian Institution
High Museum of Art
Corcoran Gallery
Birmingham Museum of Art
House of Blues

 

 

We will reference in writing some highlights and are providing a link to the Smithsonian’s website/collection of Jimmy Lee Sudduth’s work: http://www.americanart.si.edu/collections/search/artist/?id=5874

 

 

TRR:

 Many people consider “recycling” and “up-cycling”  a recent phenomenon.  Clearly, this is not the case.

OSGS:

He was one of the early masters of southern self-taught art. Jimmy Lee painted with his finger which he called his brush. That ‘brush’ would never wear out and would die along with him. Although it is commonly believed that Sudduth’s early paintings were executed exclusively in mud and found pigments, such as motor oil or plant juices, in fact, his earliest known paintings contain large amounts of house paint. Anything he could find or get from his helpful neighbors right across the railroad tracks where he worked as a gardener to the Moore family. No one knew, but it was them who really supported Jimmy Lee. His next-door-neighbor, Jack Black, helped Jimmy Lee become the artist he is today through his love and commitment of Alabama art. As his fame grew, dealers advised Sudduth on ways to make his works more permanent and more colorful, and by the 1990s, no longer able to collect his own materials, he began using commercially-sold acrylic paints applied with sponge brushes onto wood panels prepared with a flat black ground.

 

 

 

 

Jimmy Lee Sudduth's, "The Barn"

Jimmy Lee Sudduth’s, “The Barn”

 

TRR:

We understand there is some personal history with Jimmy Lee Sudduth.

OSGS:

Jimmy Lee’s roots and path are all too familiar with both Jonathon and Evelyn’s experiences over the course of 30+ years living in the state of Alabama. Meeting, studying and being a part of Alabama’s fine arts provided first hand insight into the Southern vernacular of life, art and design while engaging in direct relationships with those that were rooted in rural Alabama. The OSGS family was schooled, lived and worked in Northport, Tuscaloosa, Birmingham, Auburn, and Montgomery, Alabama for around 20 years.

 

 

Jonathon shares, “I was six years old when my Mom was in graduate school at the University of Alabama and she took me to meet Jimmy Lee Sudduth at his home in Fayette, Alabama. I do recall the visit well and remember the home, the dirt roads and his paintings. For me, at that age, it was an experience that was solidified because of the deeply rooted rural Alabama area where he lived and his enthusiasm about his work and our interest in his work.  We are very excited about this opportunity to share art that reflects places and experiences we hold near our hearts”.

 

**some information gathered from the Smithsonian American Art Museum and Wikipedia.

 

 

For more information about this exhibit or other art being shown at OSGS, please contact Evelyn Ortiz Smykla & Jonathon Ortiz-Smykla at

OSGS Ortiz-Smykla|Gallery-Studio

p: 561-833-2223

e: OSGSart@hotmail.com

www.OSGSart.com

 

Find us on Facebook at http://www.facebook.com/OSGSart

 

 

 

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Rickie@therickiereport.com

561-537-0291