Bailey Contemporary Arts Presents An Exhibition By Marcos Conde, A Prolific Public Artist Who Creates Inspiration In Communities

Bailey Contemporary Arts (BaCA) is proud to present a Solo Exhibition by Marcos Conde, the winner of the  live painting competition at ArtLit 2019.  Conde is a South Florida visual artist focused on painting and public art projects. Having overcome extreme adversity thanks to artistic healing, he now uses his creativity to spread joy and inspire others. His work will be on view in the West Gallery/Blooming Bean Coffee Roasters from August 2, 2019 through September 27, 2019. The free opening reception is Friday evening, August 2 during Old Town Untapped.  The Rickie Report shares the details and a sneak peek.

 

 

 

 

Bailey Contemporary Arts

41 NE 1st Street      Pompano Beach, FL 33060

954-786-7879     baileyarts.org

 Tuesday through Friday: 10 am – 6 pm Saturday: 10 am – 4 pm

Sundays & Mondays: CLOSED

Offering contemporary art exhibits, workshops & classes!

 

 

Bailey Contemporary Arts Presents

 

 

 

A Solo Exhibition

By Marcos Conde,

A Prolific Public Artist Who Creates Inspiration in Communities

 

 

Opening reception:

August 2

6  –  10 pm

During Old Town Untapped Downtown

Exhibit is available through August 2 – September 27, 2019

 

 

Artist, Marcos Conde

 

 

 

 

“Marcos’ art has adorned cityscapes, clothing, car wraps and interiors throughout the United States,” said Phyllis Korab, Cultural Affairs Director. “We saw his amazing talent on display at ArtLit earlier this year, and we are delighted to have his work on display at BaCA.”

 

 

Conde didn’t always plan on being an artist. As a child, he immigrated with his parents to the U.S. and would daydream and doodle in class but never took a formal art class while in school. He grew up surrounded by blue collar workers, trying to make a living in a country where they didn’t even understand the language. Because there were no artists in his family or around him, he never thought he would go on to relentlessly pursue the arts for himself in the future.

 

 

 

 

It was after high school, while Conde was taking some classes at a local college, he decided to take a drawing class just for leisure. This class incited the curiosity to pursue a new direction in life. It was also during this time he visited an art gallery for the first time. He subsequently became obsessed with drawing his ideas on paper.

 

His path towards artistic freedom didn’t come without roadblocks however, and after a year, he dropped out of school, ended up incarcerated then completely broke, between homelessness and sleeping on friends’ couches while battling a drug habit.  Deciding he would rise above this situation, he arrived at a rehab center in South America. Part of the program was to use art as therapy. It was here that he discovered the magic that is painting. Since then, he has turned the negativity of the past into a positive outlook he can share with others. He has been obsessed with developing the skills to visually alter his surroundings for a positive change.

 

Marcos has since created public art for different communities through private businesses, schools, and city commissions. He has worked with the arts organization Art N Soul to teach art to underprivileged children in Broward County and has also done workshops for at-risk youth with the Broward Sheriff’s Office.

 

Conde has created art installations for Broward, Miami, and West Palm Beach art events and businesses. His client commissions include city municipalities, public schools, corporate offices, retail stores, and different sized businesses and homes in the U.S.  Highly influenced by the impact of public art on his own life, he has spent the last few years using his experience and creative ability to design and install artwork that integrates into different public spaces. His initiative was to use his creative ability to realize artwork that is available for different neighborhoods to enjoy. 

 

 

 

About Bailey Contemporary Arts

The mission of the Bailey Contemporary Arts (BaCA) is to cultivate, incubate and nurture a vibrant visual arts community that enriches Pompano Beach and its goal of being a nexus of art, creativity, diversity, and inspiration.  Serving as an incubator for artistic innovation and education, the staff of BaCA amalgamates emerging local and national artists with industry professionals to elevate the creative process. Located in the historic Bailey Hotel building, which was, at one point, the center of a thriving downtown in Pompano Beach. Built in 1923, the historic Bailey Hotel is the second oldest remaining building (right behind the old Farmer’s Bank building next door) and is part of the longest contiguous collection of historic buildings in Broward County.     baileyarts.org

 

 

About the Pompano Beach Cultural Affairs Department

The mission of the Pompano Beach Cultural Affairs Department is to provide cultural programming that includes the visual arts, music, film, theater, dance, public art, history, and historic preservation for the enjoyment and enrichment of residents of and visitors to Pompano Beach, Broward County, and the greater South Florida area. The department programs and manages the City’s premiere cultural arts venues including the Pompano Beach Cultural Center, Historical Ali Cultural Arts, Bailey Contemporary Arts, the Pompano Beach Amphitheater, and the Blanche Ely Historical Home. The department also oversees the City’s Public Art Program and the Pompano Beach “Crossroads” multi-disciplinary initiative. ccpompano.org

 

 

 

 

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April Is Full Of Activities And Opportunities At The Boca Raton Museum School Of Art. Check Out Classes And Exhibits Now

April is a very active month at the Boca Raton Museum School of Art!  It’s time for Youth Summer Camp sign-ups, the 5 x 5 Student Exhibition, a SOLO Exhibit by Susan Schwarz, and the Opening Reception at the International Plaza Exhibition.  The new Adult Class catalog is ready, too! The Rickie Report shares the details and some sneak peeks.  Be inspired, see an exhibit, and take a class!

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Boca Raton Museum of Art – The Art School
801 W. Palmetto Road     Boca Raton FL 33486
561-392-2503

bocamuseum.org/theartschool

bocamuseum.org

 

 

 

 

 

April: Art the Boca Raton Museum Art School

 

 

The Boca Raton Museum Art School still a vey busy place during the month of April, even as snowbirds depart. Term 5  (5 weeks)  starts on Monday, April 22. The catalog for Adult Summer 2019 classes will be mailed by the end of March, but you can check out on-line registration.

 

 

 

E X H I B I T I O N S:

 

 

International Plaza Exhibition

Opening Reception

Wednesday, April 3, 2019    4:30 – 7:30 PM

International Plaza

7280 & 7284    West Palmetto Park Rd.        Boca Raton, FL 33433

 

 

Show your support for the Boca Raton Museum Art School with a lavish Opening Reception with champagne, fabulous hors d’oeuvres, and dessert! Over 60 large paintings and photographs from the students and instructors of the Art School breathe new life into this place of business. Join us and toast your glass to these talented artists.

You Must RSVP :

https://www.bocamuseum.org/events/international-plaza-exhibition-reception-0

 

 

 

 

5 x 5 Student Exhibition

Opening Reception:

Tuesday,  April 30    5:30 – 7:30 PM

 

 

 

Focus Gallery Exhibition  

Artwork by Susan Schwarz

A SOLO Exhibit by award winning abstract artist, Susan Schwarz

On view from Tuesday April 30 to May 22, 2019

 

 

 

Youth   Summer   Art   Camp

2019 Youth Summer Art Camp Program will be conducted by our Youth & Teen Ceramics instructor Rita Daire, registration for the 10 weeks of Summer Camp are ready online and over the phone, please contact us 561-392-2503.

 

 

 

For more information about these workshops, classes, exhibits and other events please visit:

Boca Raton Museum Art School
801 W. Palmetto Road Boca Raton FL 33486
561-392-2503

bocamuseum.org/theartschool
Facebook: www.facebook.com/bocaschool

 

 

 

 

 

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Vikki Henderson’s Artistry Is Focus In “A World Of Color” At Town Hall Gallery South Palm Beach. Public Reception Takes Place February 10

Internationally acclaimed artist, Vikki Henderson will have a SOLO exhibition at the Town Hall Gallery in South Palm Beach. The public is invited to the Opening Reception on February 10.  “A World Of Color” is exactly that – a riot of color which brings great joy to the viewer.  This free exhibit will open your eyes to the feel of life and the movement of creation.  The Rickie Report shares the details and some sneak peeks.

 

 

 

 

V I K K I       H E N D E R S O N

SOLO  EXHIBTION:

“A  WORLD   OF  COLOR”

Opening Reception:

Sunday, February 10

2 -4 PM

 

 

 The Town of South Palm Beach Gallery

3577 South Ocean Boulevard   South Palm Beach, FL 33480

561.588.8889

 

 

 

 

 

“Purple Palm” by Vikki Henderson

 

Vikki Henderson comes from a family of artists. Her grandmother and uncle worked in painstaking detail on their pieces.  She tells The Rickie Report, “I feel like the wind has blown me away by the beauty of what lies around me, I want to feel the life and movement of the universe and creation. My style is immediate, I love to start with an abstraction and build it up into something exciting”.  When she was 4 years old, her parents enrolled her at the French Lycée in London.  She recalls her favorite class called  “observation”.  She observed and started drawing everything that caught her attention, particularly those things she saw around her in nature.

 

 

At age 10, Vikki was sent to English boarding school where her favorite subject was art class. She reminisces saying, “My teacher was open-hearted and encouraged us to listen to classical music including “The Planets” …and Debussy. We would sit on the floor and paint what we heard, the colors the emotions… the beauty of life. Every couple of weeks a new array of paintings would get posted in the dining room for the rest of the school to enjoy”.  By the age of 17, she left boarding school and enrolled at the Sir John Cass College of Art in London and later, the Beaux Arts and Ecole du Louvre in Paris.
“Dragonflies” by Vikki Henderson

 

Vikki tells us, “There I was confronted with naked models and learned to draw the figure. Observation was once again a key factor in this classical training, to draw what you see and what you feel to your subject at hand.  At 18 years I went to do my BA at Middlebury College in Vermont.  I studied languages, but again was drawn to the art department. I felt at home in the studio, and studied printmaking and painting. Mostly, I enjoyed the outdoors where I hiked and painted water color “Plein Air” in nature.  Vikki has a diploma in Watercolor and Drawing from the National Academy of Design in NY, a degree in Fabric Design from Parsons, and an MFA from Pratt Institute.
“Tiger Lily” by Vikki Henderson
Vikki is happiest in nature. Natural forms she has become so familiar with always appear in her work. She says, “My mother kept a beautiful flower garden in England and every time I visited,  I spent most of my time painting outside in her garden. I have continued to paint the figure and some landscapes, but mostly I have enlarged the natural forms in nature to expand right off the confines of the paper or canvas”.

 

Vikki chose water color as her favorite medium because of the freedom she feels using it.  “I love the control of the medium on different types of paper and using different brushes or pen and ink. I love the ‘mistakes’, they just lend to new findings, discoveries that help me progress into unexpected exciting results. It is the energy, the movement that I love to feel in the work it is like a breath of life that brings it alive. Acrylic is also an immediate expression but on canvas rather than paper”.

Vikki has exhibited in England, France, Tokyo, New York, Los Angels , and Florida. She has been awarded several grants and scholarships, including the Scholarship Award at the National Arts Club (NY), the Ralph Weiler Prize, the Mary Hinman Carter Prize, and a Ford Foundation grant.

 

 

For more information about this exhibit or Vikki’s paintings:

561.533.3933

watercolorvikki@gmail.com

 

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Harriet Silverstein Combines Numerous Artistic Traditions Ranging From Ancient Egyptian To Impressionism, Abstract, Drawing And More. See Her SOLO Exhibit And Group Exhibits In The Ft. Lauderdale Area

Harriet Silverstein will be featured in a SOLO Exhibit, “Collages and Small Works” at ArtServe in Ft. Lauderdale, with an Opening Reception on February 7, coinciding with the opening of the “artBRAVO!” exhibition at ArtServe.  A prolific award-winning artist, her work can be seen in four other venues in Southeast Florida, including her own studio gallery located in Fat Village.  The Rickie Report shares the details of each event and some sneak peeks of Harriet’s artistry.  Get out your calendars and make a plan to stop by!

 

 

H A R R I E T      S I L V E R S T E I N

Paintings,  Drawings,  and Prints

One  Artist   –   Five  Exhibits

 

 

 

Harriet Silverstein is a widely exhibited visual artist, maintaining her studio at Fat Village in Fort Lauderdale. Born in Syosset, New York, she received her B.A. from Brown University and her M.A. in Fine Arts from the State University of New York at Albany with honors. After finishing graduate studies in art, she was awarded the State University of New York International Fellowship to France, where she enrolled in the Academie Des Beaux Arts in Strasbourg.

 

 

Her artwork provides the viewer with a bold, graphic element from a distance but, up close they are rewarded with rich, organic details, intricate textures and complex contrasts. Harriet’s artistic goal is to produce a world that is compelling for its own visual uniqueness and a celebration of visual experience. Her intention is to create art that the viewer can enjoy repeatedly, so that the color relationships, forms, textures and visual elements fully reveal themselves with multiple viewings.

 

 

 

 

Broward Art Guild Gallery

“In The Style of”

Opening Reception: 

February 2    6:30 – 9pm 

Exhibit runs from January 30 through February 15

Free admission

3280 NE 32 Street, Fort Lauderdale, FL

Hours: Wednesday, Friday and Saturday from Noon – 9 pm. Thursdays from Noon-6pm. Closed Sunday – Tuesday.

 

 

 

 

 

“Everglades Collage” by Harriet Silverstein

 

 

 

Harriet Silverstein is featured in a SOLO exhibition entitled “Collages and Small Works” at Gallery 130 at ArtServe in Fort Lauderdale. The exhibition features over thirty small collages made with laser prints and mixed media, in addition to other small-scale landscape, still life and wildlife themed drawings and paintings on paper, canvas and cradled wood panels. 

 

 

“Oranges” by Harriet Silverstein

 

 

S  O  L  O      E X  H  I  B  I  T  I  O  N:

“Harriet Silverstein: Collages and Small Works”

Opening Reception: 

February 7  6 to 8pm

ArtServe

1350 East Sunrise Boulevard, Fort Lauderdale, FL

Exhibit is available February 1 – 28

 Free and Open to the Public

Hours:  Monday – Friday: 9 am – 8 pm   Saturday: 10 am – 6 pm

 

 

 

 

 

Group Exhibition ArtBravo

Opening Reception: 

February 7  6 to 8pm

ArtServe

1350 East Sunrise Boulevard, Fort Lauderdale, FL

Exhibit is available February 1 – 28

 Free and Open to the Public


Hours:  Monday – Friday: 9 am – 8 pm   Saturday: 10 am – 6 pm

 

In France, Harriet exhibited in commercial galleries, and an exhibition at the Musee de Grand Palais in Paris. Her work has been featured in galleries and museums in the United States and abroad and she has completed numerous corporate and residential commissions. Harriet’s paintings, drawings and prints have won many awards in juried exhibitions. A recent solo exhibition of her work at Las Olas Capital Arts Gallery in Fort Lauderdale featured over sixty of her works.

 

 

 

“Great Ape #1” by Harriet Silverstein

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 “Life With Art”

Sponsored by the Coral Springs Artist Guild

Opening Reception:

February 11  6 – 8 pm

This installation will hang throughout the Coral Springs Museum of Art lobby.  

The exhibit runs from February 11 – March 4

2855A Coral Springs Dr, Coral Springs, FL

Hours: Tuesday to Saturday / 10 a.m. – 5 p.m.    Sunday and Monday: Closed

 

 

“Tropical Landscape” by Harriet Silverstein

 

 

 

“Inspired By”

Artist Reception:

Thursday, February 13  

6 – 8 pm

Exhibition runs February 9- March 1, 2019

 

The Coral Springs Museum of Art presents an exhibition  demonstrating the artist’s individuality and creativity brought about by personal inspiration.  This open theme, open media   exhibition asks artists to complete the sentence: “My work is inspired by_______________.”

 

 

 

“Banyan Tree #4” by Harriet Silverstein

 

Harriet tells The Rickie Report, “I am inspired by natural color and light in the ways they define physical atmosphere, visual form and texture. The distinctly brilliant sunlight of South Florida, with its illuminating brightness and deep, dark lushness in its shadows, is a consistent point of creative departure and artistic connection. I love building pictorial layers using drawing, painting and collage, scraping back, then adding more, pooling juicy paints or building densely textured multi-colored layers of two-dimensional surfaces”.

 

 

 

 

 

Fort Lauderdale ArtWalk/Open Studio

Fat Village, Fort Lauderdale

LAST SATURDAY OF EVERY MONTH  

 Except the month of December!

 

 

February 23   6 – 10 pm

535 NW 1st Ave   Fort Lauderdale, FL

 

 

Visit Harriet’s studio/gallery located at Art Trax, a warehouse-style studio & gallery space housing 7 independent artists’ studios. It is  located in the Flagler Arts & Technology (FAT) Village.

 

RECOMMENDATIONS
Uber, Lyft and Free Sun Trolly that stops at FATVillage and runs until 12am.

FREE PARKING
Free parking after 6pm in the Coral public lot on NW 4th Street and Andrews.

 

 

 

Harriet’s studio:

In the ArtTrax Studios and Gallery building

 535 NW 1st Avenue    Studio 6     Ft.  Lauderdale, FL

Email: artist@harrietsilverstein.com 

Website: www.HarrietSilverstein.com

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/HarrietSilversteinArtist 

Instagram :

 https://www.instagram.com/Harrriet.silverstein

 

 

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Mark Cohen’s SOLO Exhibit, “Mankind: What Happened” Opens At Armory Art Center December 13

The Armory Art Center invites you to a SOLO Exhibit by Faculty member, Mark Cohen.  The Opening Reception for “Mankind: What Happened” takes place on Thursday, December 13. The exhibit  makes us look at who we are and what we believe in, taking us from “what happened” to “what can each of us do to make this a better world”.   Visitors to today’s West Palm Beach Arts Festival can meet Mark at the Open House, as well as enjoy the Festival. The Rickie Report shares the details with an in depth interview with Mark Cohen and some sneak peeks of his exhibit.

 

811 Park Place   W. Palm Beach, FL 33401    

www.armoryart.org

(561) 832-1776

 

 

 

Meet the artist, Mark Cohen in the Gallery 

During the West Palm Beach Arts Festival

Today from 11 am – 4 pm

 

 

 

 

 

ARMORY  ART  CENTER

PRESENTS:

M  A  R  K        C  O  H  E  N

 SOLO  EXHIBIT :

“Mankind:  What  Happened”

Opening   Reception:

 

Thursday, December 13, 2018

6:00 – 8:00 pm

Non-Members: $5 | Members: Free

East & Greenfield Galleries

 

Exhibit runs November 30 – December 29, 2018

 

 

An exhibition of recent paintings, drawings, intaglio, and screen prints created at the Armory Art Center by faculty member and student, Mark Cohen. The collection makes us look at who we are and what we believe in. From the genocide of humans and animals in the last 75 years, this collection is snap shots that beg the question, “what has happened?.” The artist hopes that we can all take the next step and ask ourselves “What can I do to make this a better world?”

 

 

 

 

 

“Las Vegas” by Mark Cohen

 

 

Mark Cohen tells The Rickie Report, “Five years ago, I took a walk in the woods with my friend, Rabbi Howard Shapiro. We were at his home in Cedar Mountain, North Carolina. I was at a crossroads and needed help. So I asked my friend, “What does the Torah say about what I should do with the rest of my life.” He stopped walking.  And he said, “I’m retired. I’m not supposed to do this anymore.” After a brief moment or two, he said “Be Holy.” And we continued on our walk”.

 

 

 

Mark continues, “Unbeknown to Rabbi Shapiro, I had been watching him prepare for retirement for more than a year. And then he retired. I also watched Larry Bird, the basketball superstar, retire. And I watched my younger brother, Warren, retire. What they all had in common was they didn’t “retire.” I had no intention of retiring, but I did want to change my life. So, I watched the people I respected to see how they transitioned into new lives. What I learned was not to retire. You just do what you have always done, but differently. That was comforting”.

 

 

 

 

“9/11 Jumper” by Mark Cohen

 

 

Mark was ready to become a painter after a long career in advertising and marketing.  Being a painter was a life-long ambition.  “But, he says, ” I didn’t want to give up the other things that I’d always done.  So I didn’t!  I just made room for painting over a period of time and adjusted the time spent on my other activities.  I found the Armory Art Center: A place to learn how to paint, but so much more…a second family… including Board members, the Administration, faculty and students. Miroslav Antic, Jenny Day, Amber Tutwiler, Skip Measelle, Sam Perry, Bob Barra, Anthony Burks, Jr., Ron Garret and Richard Santiago are faculty members who have all contributed to my growth as an artist”. 

 

 

“I quickly found that the most difficult task in painting is choosing subject matter. I wanted to be an example for my son and daughter…that you could do something valuable later in life. That brings us back to Rabbi Shapiro’s admonition – ‘Be Holy’.  My interpretation of those words was ‘Do the Right Thing'”, Mark explains.

 

 

 

 

 

 

“Goodbye, Father Mike” by Mark Cohen

 

 

 

Mark clarifies, “To me, that meant paint about injustice. In a speech given at Amherst College on October 26, 1963, President John F. Kennedy passionately made the case for artists entering the societal issue venue when he said “If sometimes our great artists have been the most critical of our society, it is because their sensitivity and their concern for justice, which must motivate any true artist, makes him aware that our nation falls short of its highest potential. I see little of more importance to the future of this country than full recognition of the place of the artist.”

 

 

 

 

Mark Cohen feels that his purpose as an artist is to challenge our preconceived thinking about societal issues like genocide, foreign and domestic terrorism, racism, mass incarceration, police brutality, genocide of animals, mass shootings and gun violence in general, even what is art. “I hope my work makes people uncomfortable, for I believe that when people are uncomfortable it leads to the questioning of how and why these issues seem so difficult to confront and change”.

 

 

 

 

 

Mark Cohen is a graduate of Florida State University with BA and MFA degrees.  After graduation, he built a marketing communications firm that specializes in health care marketing. Clients included the University of Florida Physicians, Shands Hospital at the University of Florida, Duke University Medical Center, West Virginia University Hospitals, Scott & White in central Texas and many regional and community hospitals from Chicago to Miami. The firm earned hundreds of awards for creative excellence.

 

 

 

About The Armory Art Center:

 

 

The Armory Art Center’s art school and galleries provide creative opportunities to enhance your life. The Armory has served the community for over 30 years. The mission of the Armory Art Center is to inspire the creation and experience of art and the Armory’s vision is to be the leading community resource for arts education. Serving over 3,000 students annually, the Armory Art Center offers 160 courses per term in six terms throughout the year to students ranging in age from pre-school to retiree. Classes in drawing, painting, photography, jewelry, fiber, ceramics, and sculpture are held in 12 state-of–the-art studios. Twelve exhibitions are hosted annually in three galleries. Exhibitions, lectures, and special events are open to the public.

 

For more information:

Visit www.armoryart.org

or

Call (561) 832-1776

 

 

 

 

 

 

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“Visual Narrative” Exhibition Features Artist Edrian Thomidis’ Sculptures At Hatch 1121 Gallery

Edrian Thomidis‘ sculptural ceramics are realistic figures with expressive qualities, each having their own unique narrative.  Her storytelling is enhanced with large and small hand-built vessels, using various materials and techniques.  “Visual Narrative” opens with a Free Public Reception on Friday, November 30. A portion of sales will benefit the Kids For Cancer Foundation. Edrian will give an Artist Talk on Saturday, December 8.  There will be a Free, Closing Reception on Sunday, December 16.  This exhibit at Hatch 1121 Gallery in Lake Worth is available November 30 – December 16.  It runs concurrent with “FOCUS”, a full week of multi-disciplinary art throughout the City of Lake Worth.  The Rickie Report shares the details and some sneak peeks.

 

 

 

E  D  R  I  A  N        T  H  O  M I  D  I  S

 

” A   V I S U A L    N A R R A T I V E “

 

 

 

 

 

 

[image] “Journey” Sculpture by Edrian Thomidis

 

 

 

 

 

1121 Lucerne Avenue    Lake Worth, FL  33460

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

EXHIBIT SCHEDULE:

 

 

 

OPENING RECEPTION*

Friday, November 30    6-8pm

ARTIST TALK

Saturday,  December 8    4-6pm

CLOSING RECEPTION

Sunday,  December 16    3-5pm

 

 

PUBLIC VIEWING HOURS

Friday – Saturday  1-6pm

Or by appointment call (561) 331-0606

Hatch 1121

1121 Lucerne Ave.  Lake Worth, FL 33460

 

 

 

About Edrian’s Sculptures:

 

Edrian loves making art that evokes thought and emotion. Exposure to different mediums through her life experience is clear in her work. The story telling qualities and character development of children’s books is evident in all of her figurative ceramic sculptures. The textures and finishes are very painterly, while shapes, patterns, or typeface treatments are evocative of her graphic design background.

 

 

[image] “Deceit” Ceramic Sculpture by Edrian Thomidis

 

 

 

 

Edrian Thomidis’ newest figurative ceramic sculptures are motivated by her interaction with life and the fluidity of its transitions. Human experiences and moments inspire the characters and the symbols that have meaning behind her figurative sculptures. Edrian’s work is inspired by situations in life that most people can relate to. The interpretation is left to the audience and is characterized by the familiar metaphors found in each piece.  They are each unique in their theme while capturing the overall concept of moving through life.

 

 

The individual subject matter in each piece invites us to think about life as a journey, adventure or a crossing. To pause and reflect about moments of faith, desire, loss or any other moment where emotions are involved.

 

 

 

[image] “Subconscious” Figurative Ceramic Sculpture by Edrian Thomidis

 

 

*Art for a Cause: Opening Benefiting The Kids Cancer Foundation

 

 

Edrian Thomidis is a strong supporter of the Kids Cancer Foundation and has chosen to donate 10% of all proceeds from the opening reception to the Foundation.

Kids Cancer Foundation is a 501(c)(3) non-profit charity, founded in 2001 whose mission is to provide hope and support to local children and families battling childhood cancer and/or blood disorders. We accomplish this by providing compassionate, easily accessible, supportive care services.

 

 

 

For more information about this exhibit or other artwork:

Edrian Thomidis, Artist

Call: (561) 331-0606

www.thomidis.com

www.facebook.com/edrianthomidis

www.instagram.com/artsy.soul

 

 

 

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Joanne Slattery’s “Ocean Waves” Take the Viewer Into The Surf At Town Hall Of South Palm Beach Gallery

Joanne Slattery‘s paintings of waves take the viewer right to the edge of the shore, mesmerized by the colors and movement.  The public is invited to a SOLO Exhibition, “Ocean Waves” on Sunday, March 11 at the Town Hall of South Palm Beach.  Using pastel, acrylic, and oil, you will see why the ocean brings us back again and again.  The Rickie Report shares the details and some sneak peeks.

 

 

 

 The Town of South Palm Beach

Presents:

“Ocean Waves”

by 

 Joanne Slattery

Free, Public Opening Reception:

Sunday, March 11

2 – 4 pm

3577 South Ocean Boulevard   South Palm Beach, Florida 33480
561-588-8889

 

“Sea Pools” by Joanne Slattery

 

 

 

Joanne Slattery tells The Rickie Report, “I am self-taught, inspired by places in the world that have grasped my attention. Challenging subjects and how to accomplish their atmosphere and movement intrigue me. In the last few years, I have studied the Ocean, and attempted to capture it’s mood and feeling by getting in the water and returning home to paint. I am looking for the viewer to feel the movement as if they were in it’s ever-changing waves”.

 

“Long Wave” by Joanne Slattery

 

 

You experience Joanne’s pieces: you have a dialogue with them as you wander into them. They leave you feeling, wondering, wanting to be there, and wanting to know more. She says,  “I always need to revisit my favorite places and try to re-experience them; I am searching and deeply involved in how to express what that place feels like. There is a feeling of always having more to do”.

 

“Changing Seas” by Joanne Slattery

 

 

Joanne explains, “Some subjects just cry pastel for its intensity and blending capabilities, while others call for a faster method as with acrylic. When I paint Oceans in oil, I paint more than 5 layers and allow drying time between the layers. All demand constant choices of brush and stroke direction to accomplish their particular action and atmosphere. With each piece I am always learning how to see and how to execute.  The excitement is seeing what happens. The visual in my mind does not always become what the canvas says to do. Risks and Courage”.

 

“Sandy Waves” by Joanne Slattery

For more information about this exhibit and Joanne’s paintings:

creativejoanne@att.net

• website joanneslattery.com 

• social media address facebook.com/joanneslatteryfineart

 

 

 

 

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Meet Dorene Ginzler, Featured Art In Public Places Artist On January 24 And See Why “It’s All About Color”

An ‘Art in Public Places’ project, the City of Boca Raton is featuring local artist, Dorene Ginzler, with a collection of 13 oil, watercolor and mixed media collage paintings for exhibit and sale at the Spanish River Library Gallery.  Dorene will give an Artist talk and watercolor painting demonstration on Wednesday, January 24, 2018.  The event is Free and Open to the Public! Dorene’s SOLO exhibit is available now through February 4, 2018.  The Rickie Report shares the details and some sneak peeks.

 

 

 

 

DORENE   GINZLER

“IT’S  ALL  ABOUT  COLOR”

MEET  THE  ARTIST/  WATERCOLOR  DEMONSTRATION

WEDNESDAY,  JANUARY 24TH

4  – 6  PM

Free and Open to the Public  

Open during regular library hours

Monday – Thursday: 9:00 am – 9:00 pm
Friday – Saturday: 9:00 am – 6:00 pm
Sunday: Noon – 6:00 pm

Spanish River Library Gallery

1501 NW Spanish River Blvd.      Boca Raton, FL 33431

 

Supported by the Friends of the Library Gallery and curated by Victoria Sheridan and are shown on the second floor elevator lobby during library hours. 

 

 

“Many Moons” by Dorene Ginzler

 

Dorene tells us, “For me, it’s all about color. One of the over-riding themes in my work is the spectacular influence both nature and my love for swimming in the magnificent colors of the sea have profoundly impacted my use of color shape composition and light. Mixing endless color possibilities with spontaneity in painting takes on a spirituality and beautiful life of their own. My lifelong explorations and experiences have allowed me to better understand the peace and happiness art brings to people that transcends both time and culture. The colors and shapes speak for themselves.”

 

Very early on, Dorene Ginzler, has been dedicated to the relentless pursuit of bringing color to life. Her fearless, uncompromising self-expression is inspired by integrating a lifetime of extensive travel to over 40 countries on 6 continents and being influenced by some of the world’s greatest monuments, museums and cultures.  Born in Detroit, MI, Ginzler, began formal art training as a child visiting the DIA. Dorene explored anything she could get her hands on to create. The mediums included clay, drawing, painting, sculpture, jewelry, and clothing, while attending merit classes at Interlochen, College for Creative Studies and Cranbrook Academy of Art during K-12 schooling. Ginzler earned a Bachelor of Fine Arts from Eastern Michigan University. She graduated with honors and adjunct studio work in Florence, Italy.

“Four Triangles” by Dorene Ginzler

 

 

Living in Michigan as a ceramist creating her own glaze formulas for garden art pottery and sculpture, it was the sodium chloride (salt) which resulted in Ginzler’s fascination to “paint” on the clay surface with combinations reminiscent of areal landscapes seen around the world. Using 2000 lbs of clay a year for over a decade allowed Ginzler to attain hundreds of collectors along the way, including works of paintings on canvas clothing paper and gift cards. She also shared her knowledge and passion for ceramics by teaching at her studio, Round Lake Pottery, and Birmingham Bloomfield Art Center.  

 

The challenges of the living in cold weather and physical issues creating clay works were reasons to move to Florida where there was more daylight, the beach and to focus on painting.  Ginzler’s recent watercolor and oil paintings are an accumulative expression of her passion for the sea and the richness that is inherent in nature. In her watercolor paintings, using sea salt to explode the pigment is a natural progression of design on a surface from the days of creating 1000s of glaze test tiles for works in clay.

 

“Circles” by Dorene Ginzler

 

 

Symbols of the planets with longitude and latitude lines are found in Ginzler’s works for the eyes to rest and see what you wish. Choppy brushstrokes with evidence of the artist’s hand as ever-present remain luminescent while oil paintings still appear wet. Collage works use dozens of pieces of paintings created over several years incorporating mixed fibers and papers to create the “wow” factor. Primary and secondary design elements with a push-pull keep the viewers’ attention with a kaleidoscope effect. The bold and euphoric colors elicit universal truth and infinite illusion while paying homage to the robust color and beauty that surrounds us.

 

 

Ginzler’s works have been exhibited in numerous juried shows and is currently represented by AVA Galleria in Helsinki, Finland where her works are traveling in group art shows in Europe, South America and Asia. Artifact, NYC is also showing her works this year in Art UpClose. Dorene Ginzler can be reached at her art making place, Ginzler Studio Gallery, in Boca Raton. She likes to work with designers and art collectors to create specialty paintings to match interior décor for residential and commercial environments. Recently, Ginzler designed and installed a 40 foot mural painting named “Neptune” (god of the sea) at the Gumbo Limbo Nature Center in Boca Raton. This coral reef scene brings added attention for visitors to learn about to the fragile ecology of sea creatures and our oceans.

 

“What’s in The Water” by Dorene Ginzler

 

 

 

UPCOMING GROUP ART SHOWS:

AVA Art Festival ~ Rio De Janeiro, Brazil, 2018
AVA Art Festival ~ Osaka, Japan, 2018
AVA Galleria ~ Helsinki, Finland, 2018
Ars Longa Galleria ~ Helsinki, Finland, 2018
Artifact NYC ~ Art Up Close, 2018

 

UPCOMING SOLO ART SHOWS:

Friends of the Library Gallery ~ Spanish River Library, Boca Raton, FL, 12-18-17 to 02-03-18
Ginzler Studio Gallery ~ art works in progress, finished pieces, prints, gift items ~ Boca Raton, FL

 

GROUP ART SHOWS:

Carrousel du Louvre ~ AVA Galleria ~ Paris, France, October 2017
Ars Longa Galleria ~ Helsinki, Finland, 2017
AVA Art Festival ~ Osaka, Japan, May/June 2017
AVA Galleria ~ Helsinki, Finland ~ January 2017
Art Basel Miami Week ~ Miami River Art Fair ~ AHC ~ Hamburg, Germany, December 2016
Carrousel de Louvre ~ AVA Galleria ~ Paris, France, October 2016
NYC Pop Up Show ~ New York, NY, September, 2016
Saphira & Ventura Gallery ~ New York, NY, June, 2016,
United Nations Headquarters “Earth Contemporary” ~ New York, NY, May 2016
ArtExpo New York ~ Artblend & Art Nation Wynwood Galleries ~ New York, NY, April 2016
Art Basel Miami Week ~ Spectrum Miami Art Fair ~ Artblend ~ December 2015
Artblend Gallery ~ Ft Lauderdale, FL
Exor Galleries ~ Boca Raton, FL
ArtServe ~ Ft Lauderdale, FL
Boca Raton Museum Artists’ Guild, FL
Palm Beach International Airport, FL
Palm Beach Watercolor Society, FL
Wellington Art Society, FL
Art on the Green ~ Franklin, MI
Birmingham Art Fair ~ Birmingham, MI
Birmingham Bloomfield Art Center ~ Bloomfield Hills, MI
Gross Isle Herb Society ~ Gross Isle, MI
Artful Gallery and Framers ~ Clarkston, MI
Franklin Garden Boutique ~ Franklin, MI
Cranbrook Academy of Art Garden Society ~ Bloomfield Hills, MI

 

SOLO ART SHOWS:

Cultural Council of Palm Beach County ~ Lake Worth, FL, April 2017
Wilton Manors Art Expo ~ Ludwig Framemakers Wilton Manors, FL, Jan/Feb 2017
Gumbo Limbo Nature Center ~ “Neptune” Mural Installation ~ Boca Raton, FL, 2014
Orchid Society ~ Delray Beach, FL, 2007
Bordine’s Landscape Design Center ~ Rochester Hills, MI
Round Lake Pottery ~ Clarkston, MI 1993 to 2006
Ginzler Studio Gallery ~ Boca Raton, FL 2007 to present

 

“Shoot The Moon” by Dorene Ginzler

Follow Dorene Ginzler, artist at Ginzler Studio Gallery on Facebook, Instagram and Linked-In.  Sign up for email newsletter of upcoming events, blog and fun posts she shares with artists, art enthusiasts, art collectors, interior designers, friends and family.

Ginzler Studio Gallery is available to host art parties, workshops, and classes where Dorene will offer painting demonstrations and art talks for small groups and organizations.

Dorene keeps regular “irregular hours” – 7 days a week, so best to call for appointment. Visit Ginzler Studio Gallery and see artist’s colorful work in progress, lots of finished pieces, framed works, available prints, unique gift items.

 

For more information:

Dorene Ginzler, BFA
Artist/Gallerist/Teacher
Ginzler Studio Gallery
1420 NW 2nd Ave, Suite #9     Boca Raton, FL 33432
(561) 613-9729

www.doreneginzler.com
mail@doreneginzler.com
www.facebook.com/doreneginzler/
https://www.instagram.com/Ginzler_Studio_Gallery
www.linkedin.com/in-dorene-ginzler-316a12101/

 

 

 

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Jean Williams’ SOLO Photography Exhibit at Lake Park Library Includes Palm Beach Post “Million Dollar Shot”

Jean Williams is a vibrant creative hailing from western New York State, now living in Florida.  Her photography was published by The Palm Beach Post and hailed as a “million dollar shot“.  Now everyone can enjoy Jean’s SOLO photography exhibit at the Lake Park Library. The exhibit is free and open to the public, with a reception to Meet The Artist on Wednesday, January 10th.  The Rickie Report shares the details and some sneak peeks.

 

 

 

Lake Park Library 
529 Park Avenue    Lake Park, Fl 33403
561-635-0564

 

 

 

Lake   Park   Public  Library

 FEATURES:

 

 

Jean Williams

SOLO  Photography Exhibit

Opening, Public Reception

Meet The Artist!

Wednesday January 10, 2018

6 –  8 pm

Exhibit will be on display January 10th-February 2, 2018

Lake Park Library 
529 Park Avenue    Lake Park, Fl 33403
561-635-0564

 

 

“West Palm Beach Scene”  Photography by Jean Williams

 

Jean Williams takes the viewer on a journey around the world with her!  Jean’s photography was quoted by the Palm Beach Post as being a “Million Dollar Shot.”  She holds two Associates and one Bachelor’s Degree, is the author of several books, her own handbag and created her own bespoke perfume line.  Jean’s photography and books have been featured nationally and locally on television and radio. Her photographic venues range from Florida, North Carolina, New York City (Soho), to Dallas, TX in the United States.

 

 

“West Ghana” Photography by Jean Williams

 

When Jean says, “My direction has a purpose”, you can feel her creative energy and you want to be part of it! She was guest speaker at the Universal Preservation Hall in Saratoga Springs, NY.  For her, it was a special privilege, as the granddaughter of the late Founder/Pastor Frank Gibson of Universal (Baptist Church) Preservation Hall, the Cultural Hub of Saratoga Springs, NY.  Jean spreads her love of life and all things creative wherever she goes!

 

 

 

 

“Veil of Judgement”  Photography by Jean Williams

 

 

Jean has been a trailblazer throughout her life, traveling to China, India, The Philippines, South Africa, West Africa, and many places in between. She is the proud mother of three sons, two daughters-in-law and ten grandchildren.  

 

 

For more information please email:  newine03@aol.com

 

 

 

 

 

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“Art Of Gastronomy” Exhibit of 3D Sculptures By Stanford Slutsky Opens Sunday

Boynton Beach artist, Stanford Slutsky, exhibits a new body of his attention grabbing 3D sculptured, larger-than-life mixed media Food Art at the Weisman Delray Community Center.  The public is invited to a Free, Meet The Artist Reception on Sunday, September 18th. The Rickie Report shares the details and some sneak peeks.  Bon Appétit!  What a great addition to your home or place of work!  

 

Shirley & Barton Weisman

Delray Community Center

7091 W.Atlantic Avenue          Delray Beach, FL 33446

PRESENTS:

“Art  Of  Gastronomy”

A   SOLO   EXHIBIT   BY:

STANFORD    SLUTSKY

Meet the Artist Reception:

Sunday, September 18th

2 to 4 pm

Free and Open To The Public

 

 

stanfordslutzky487-four-taffy-apples-15-x-15-x-15“Four Taffy Apples” by Stanford Slutsky  15 x 15 x 15 

Exhibit runs Now through October 8th, 2016

The Weisman Delray Community Center

 

 

Gallery Hours:

Monday, Tuesday, Thursday: 9 am – 5pm

Wednesday: 9 am – 9 pm

Friday: 9 am – 4:30 pm

Closed Weekends and Holidays with exception of Artist Reception.

For more information: Risa Demato 561.558.2149

 

 

stanfordslutsky503-round-candy-box-16-round

Round Candy Box 16″round

Stanford Slutsky tells The Rickie Report,

“I’m chasing the sweet thing in life”!

 

 

 

stanfordslutsky501-watermellon-20-x-39-x-5

Watermelon  20 x 39 x 5

 

 

The Weisman Delray Community Center is open to the public at no charge. Hours are Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, Friday 9 am to 5 pm, Wednesday 9 am-9 pm. Closed Weekends and Holidays with exception of Artist Reception. For more information, contact Risa Demato 561.558.2149 risad@ralesjfs.org

stanfordslutsky481-peperoni-sausage-pizza-45-x-35-x-3

Pepperoni Pizza Slice  45x 35 x3

 

For more information about the artist visit:

www.stanfordslutsky.com

or email mr-food@att.net

or call: 561.865.1285

 

 

 

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The Rickie Report

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561-537-0291