Wellington Art Society Features Artists Anthony Burks And Trina Slade Burks For Their March 10 Meeting

The Wellington Art Society presents an art demonstration by Anthony Burks and Trina Slade Burks at their Zoom Meeting on Wednesday, March 10The public is invited to this FREE event.  The Rickie Report shares these details, some sneak peeks of these award-winning art visionaries’ artworks. RSVP to get the Zoom link!





Public Is Invited To



Wellington Art Society Meeting


Wednesday,  March 10, 2021

 7 PM












All events open to members and non-members



Please RSVP to: presidentofwas@gmail.com

for the Zoom Link to attend




“Mermaids” by Trina Slade Burks


Anthony Burks, a native Floridian, is a conceptual fine and commercial artist.  His vibrant artwork employs numerous forms of media including pen and ink, pastels, watercolor and color pencil. After graduating from the Art Institute of Fort Lauderdale (AIFL), Anthony has gone on to have a successful career as a freelance graphic designer as well as win many prestigious awards and grants for his fine art. He has also exhibited his artwork at various galleries, museums and events over the years.




“Rooted Ground Red lion” by Anthony Burks



In 2020, Anthony landed a major public art commission with the Canopy Hilton Hotel in West Palm Beach.  Recently awarded the Cultural Council for Palm Beach County Artist Innovation Fellowship, Anthony will be exhibiting as a Cultural Council Fellow this summer at the Council’s Gallery. He is presently working on a major series as well as a coffee table art book at his studio hosted by Zero Empty Spaces. For more information, please visit his website at https://www.anthonyburkscollection.com/.




Anthony and his wife, Trina Slade Burks, strive to encourage artistic youth to further pursue their own creative talents and to help promote the arts.  Together, they are joint founders of ATB Fine Art Group, Inc.™, Soul Poetry™, Continuum PB Arts Fair and Collaboration by ATB Fine Art Group, Inc. Art Showcase.




“Ramel Jasir” by Anthony Burks



Trina Slade Burks’ multimedia influences include creative writing, visual arts, music and theatrical artistic art disciplines, which she incorporates into her works of painting, drawing and writing poetry.  Trina says, “Being a multidiscipline artist allows me to express my soul in many facets and allows my mind to expand my creative self to a larger audience.”



Arts in integration has been Trina’s passion for 30 years. She has worked with numerous institutions, organizations and programs teaching art appreciation, enrichment, history and technique to children and adults alike.  She has worked in at-risk communities and juvenile prisons as well as public and parochial schools in New York City and South Florida. Trina has also been involved in the public art schools of the Palm Beach County School District, BAK Middle School of the Arts and Dreyfoos High School of the Arts; helping young artists prepare for auditions.






Trina is a founding member and board member of the Artists of Palm Beach County and a former board member and committee chair of the Spady Cultural Heritage Museum. In 2018, she established a 501(c)3 called the No More Starving Artist Foundation in order to build legacies for artists in Palm Beach County.



Trina has been honored with many awards and grants over the years including Women of Excellence in the Arts. Recently, she was selected as one of the artists to be featured in The Commons: 15 Artists, 15 Spaces Project. Her interactive installation at The Commons will be on exhibit at Coleman Park in West Palm Beach until June. She is also presently working on a series of collaborative workshops on the therapeutic use of art and music for treating mental illness. 



The Burks’ son, Raymond, received the Wellington Art Society’s Scholarship in 2014. Among other projects, he is involved in the management and development of ATB’s Ethnic Mermaid brand designed by Anthony Burks and is presently in the stages of writing two books.






The Wellington Art Society is a non-profit charitable organization in its 37th year. It is open to artists of all mediums and patrons of the arts, allowing both local and regional artists to display their art work in local galleries, interact with other artists and serve the community through their art.

For further information please visit wellingtonartsociety.org




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Samuel Spear Jr.’s Photography Is Featured At Arts Warehouse On First Friday Art Walk, February 5

Samuel Spear, Jr. shares his photography as a Featured Artist at the Arts Warehouse in Delray Beach, FL. His exhibit, “Reflections” is available NOW and will be a focal stop on Friday, February 5 as part of the First Friday Art Walk.  Samuel’s love and range of travel gives him a different perspective than a typical tourist. Over time, his traveling and many photographs from each trip evolved into street photography.  What captures his eye is a fascinating insight into every-day life not only abroad, but locally.  The Gallery is FREE and open to the public with timed tickets for the Opening Night to maintain Covid-19 procedures.  The Rickie Report shares some sneak peeks of the exhibit which is available through February 27, 2021.





F E A T U R E S:  



S A M U E L     S P E A R,   J R.



FRIDAY,    FEBRUARY 5TH       6 – 9 PM






313  NE 3rd Street    Delray Beach, FL 33444



561.330.9614              artswarehouse.org




Photography by Samuel Spear, Jr. 



Samuel Spear, Jr. is a former New York based computer consultant who first picked up a camera in the early 1970s.  He tells The Rickie Report, ” For many years, as soon as I saved enough, I bought a plane ticket going somewhere,” he said, describing his first love — travel.  I have always been a traveller and the photos were incidental.  I had a position that allowed me access to air travel and I took advantage of  the opportunity.  Unfortunately I have lost photos of my early trips around the country, mostly islands of the Caribbean, and South America including Bahia and Surinam.


Over time, the traveling and the many photographs from each trip evolved into street photography. Now, retired and living in Delray Beach, Samuel embraces life as an amateur street photographer. “I generally remain out of the picture, however there is at least one image of me everywhere…documenting that I was actually there. I really like shooting people in their natural pursuits”.  



Photography by Samuel Spear, Jr.



“Street photography is not always pretty, not fine art, but real and generally with a story”, Samuel relates.  “This project was begun during my travels several years ago with additions as I encountered them. All the images are as photographed, with minor post-production adjustments, however with no added or deleted elements. If one looks closely, frequently my reflection can be observed in the photo as I could not move out of the scene”. 



Samuel’s photos take us beyond boundaries, and at times take us to a mirror-like  reflection, showing that which surrounds us and yet incorporates us.  “When one looks through glass, depending on lighting conditions, one is able to see a combination of the infinite and reflection”, he explains.





Photography by Samuel Spear, Jr.



Is it distortion that calls us near or the sense of disorientation that makes us look again?   Samuel’s combinations  give us the sense of not being able to place images or objects in front or behind. Move closer, because with the multiple layers of light(s) and space(s) one is motivated to  discover images, on a variety of levels and depths, encouraging revelations and reflections!



When asked about advice he gives to beginning photographers he says, ” There are all types of photography – sports, street, documentary, portrait, wedding, etc.  Choose your equipment to match. He reminds us that learning photography is a process and he has found YouTube to be a great teacher!



Photography by Samuel Spear, Jr.



Samuel is actively involved in the Delray Beach’s arts community.  He remarks, “I am a consumer of all things Art (music, painting, performance, native and craft, graffiti, dance, everything”.  On a recent Europe trip I photographed a series on the graffiti which I thought was unique. My wife Kenya and I  love to attend exhibitions and performances  – not to just give support, but to consume for our enrichment.  I believe in the requirement of Art for a rich life, and fully appreciate and support the special talents of  artists”.



Samuel Spear Jr. has had exhibits at The Arts Garage in Delray Beach, The Spady Cultural Museum, and other exhibition spaces throughout South Florida.  He published a photo-travel table book,  “So Much to See, So Little Time” and his work recently appeared in Black + White Photography Magazine.  Because of COVID-19, his trips to far-flung destinations are currently limited. On the top of his list are trips to Fez, Morocco to attend the World Sacred Music Festival, and to a Zen Retreat in Oita, Japan to get an authentic experience in their culture.  “I have been very blessed to be able to even consider and live my life following the motto – So Much to See, So Little Time”.  As enthusiastic as he is looking forward to traveling again…So are we – to peek into his photos!


Get your Free, Timed Tickets!




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Armory Art Salon Features Multi Media Artist Khaulah Naima Nuruddin On Tuesday, March 3

The Armory Art Center brings Khaulah Naima Nuruddin to the next Art Salon, led by Elle Schorr on Tuesday, March 3.  The public is invited to hear Khaulah speak about her meticulous, laborious drawings, paintings and installations, which are representative of the thousands of hours beyond the so-called “norm” of work that a Black woman must manage to gain freedom and success. These dynamic works are quiet and intense, offering the viewer privileged access to an experience that may not be their own.  The Rickie Report gives you the details and some sneak peeks.  Kudos, Elle, for bringing us internationally, nationally, and locally based artists who help us better understand the creative process!




811 Park Place   West Palm Beach, Florida 33401

(561) 832-1776   armoryart.org



AT    THE    ART    SALON:


Tuesday , March 3 , 2020

6:30 – 8:30 pm


Featured Artist:



Will  speak about:









There’s a $10 fee to attend.
If you’d like to bring some snacks or drinks to share, that would be much appreciated. Feel free to share this announcement with friends.





“No Trespassing” by Khaulah Naima Nuruddin




Khaulah Naima Nuruddin is a multimedia artist from Milwaukee, Wisconsin, who lives and works in South Florida. Nuruddin’s work explores the intersections of personal expression and social commentary by initiating public discussion of race, sexuality and the social transfer inherent to her work as a Black visual artist. Her current SOLO exhibition, at under the bridge / Bridge Red in North Miami, is titled “Not For Sale: Not Today” through March 1. This new work, curated by Tayina Deravile, addresses the complexities of being a Black woman navigating social systems that are deliberately designed to oppress. It is a celebratory acknowledgment of the work Black Women do to survive and thrive beyond barriers. She is also one of three artists who’s work is on view in “Chandelle” at Art’s Up, in FATVillage, NW 1st St., Fort Lauderdale. It can be seen during last Saturday Art Walks through June 27.




Khaulah Naima Nuruddin



Nuruddin’s meticulous, laborious drawings, paintings and installations are representative of the thousands of hours beyond the so-called “norm” of work that a Black woman must manage to gain freedom and success. These dynamic works are quiet and intense, offering the viewer privileged access to an experience that may not be their own.




“Chandelle” by Khaulah Naima Nuruddin




Nuruddin earned her BFA from The University of South Florida and her MFA from Florida Atlantic University. She is an adjunct studio-art instructor and serves as Curator and Exhibitions Manager for the Spady Cultural Heritage Museum in Delray Beach.






Art Salons meet in the Armory Art Center Library on Tuesday nights, usually the first Tuesday of each month, 6:30 – 8:30 pm, from October through May. Salons are open to anyone who would like to participate in these lively discussions. 




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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CONTINUUM WPB Announces VIP Black Tie And Venetian Mask Event With Open Call For Venetian Mask Artists

CONTINUUM WPB announces a Call for Artists to decorate Venetian masks of various designs. Art Lovers: Save the Date of Thursday, January 18th  7:30 – 10:30 PM for the V.I.P. Black Tie and Venetian Mask Fundraiser Gala!  The event will benefit The Spady Cultural Heritage Museum.   Artists will decorate the masks that will be sold at a silent auction that evening.  The Rickie Report shares the details here.




Call to artists:  Venetian Mask




Opening night for CONTINUUM WPB:

Thursday, January 18th  7:30 – 10:30 PM

 V.I.P. Black Tie and Venetian Mask Fundraiser Gala!

The event will benefit The Spady Cultural Heritage Museum


Artists will decorate masks that will be auctioned at the silent auction during the Black Tie and Venetian Mask Charity Affair.
Must do the following:

· Fill out application
· Pay the fee




For more information about this event or Continuum2018 visit: http://www.continuumwpbarts.com




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Scholarships Available For Cultural Summer Camp Programs. Deadline To Apply Is May 1st

The Cultural Council of Palm Beach County has published its 2017 Cultural Camp Guide – a comprehensive online listing of art and cultural summer programs in The Palm Beaches – and announced that 30 camp scholarships totaling $9,000 are available to those who apply on or before May 1.  The Rickie Report shares the details here.  Please share with families who can benefit!





601 Lake Avenue  Lake Worth, FL 33460



Families may click on palmbeachculture.com/camps to select programs that interest their children. There are opportunities for children to learn dance, music, visual arts, theater, nature/science and writing. Camp dates, age requirements and fee information are all available on the Cultural Council’s site along with directions on how to apply online for scholarships before the May 1 with a 11:59 p.m. deadline. Scholarships will be awarded by lottery, based upon need.

A Sampling Of Summer Fun Opportunities:


Bob Carter’s Actor’s Workshop & Repertory Theatre Co.
Boca Raton Museum Art School
Educational Gallery Group
Kravis Center for the Performing Arts
Lake Worth Playhouse
Lighthouse ArtCenter Gallery & School of Art
Loggerhead Marinelife Center
Morikami Museum & Japanese Gardens
Palm Beach Atlantic University Dance Department
Palm Beach Zoo and Conservation Society
South Florida Science Center and Aquarium
Spady Museum
Youth Orchestra of Palm Beach County
“The Cultural Council is delighted to work with so many arts and cultural organizations in Palm Beach County to promote outstanding programming that will keep the arts alive for children of every age all summer. The scholarship program means that families at every income level will have a chance to experience art and culture first-hand,” said Trish Halverson, manager of arts and cultural education at the Cultural Council.


For more information:

Cultural Council of Palm Beach County
601 Lake Avenue   Lake Worth, FL 33460
PalmBeachCulture.com      (561) 471-2901







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