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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Barry Seidman Shares “A Feast for the Eyes” at Cultural Council of Palm Beach County Gallery

It’s a perfect match! “Feast for the Eyes” art/photo series by renown fine art photographer, Barry Seidman, is a tribute to local Florida farmers and farmers’ markets. Foodies and photo enthusiasts love the “portraits” of vegetables and the suggestive poses and relationships between them. Seidman finds his subjects at Palm Beach County Greenmarkets and has developed a deep appreciation for the farmers who take pride in the beauty of their produce. Currently being exhibited in Swifty’s Restaurant in New York, it attracted the attention of notables in the industry including Eric Ripert and Donatella Arpaia, who attended Barry’s opening in Chelsea this past fall. The series will be making its debut in Florida at the Cultural Council of Palm Beach County March 21 to April 18. The private opening is March 19 for VIPs.  The Rickie Report shares the details and a few sneak peeks.

 

 

BARRY  SEIDMAN

FEAST  FOR  THE  EYES

 

SOLO EXHIBIT

 

Cultural Council of Palm Beach County

 

Opening Reception:

 

Thursday, March 19th

  5:30-7:30pm

 

An Artist Talk will be held April 4, at 3:00 p.m.

Exhibit runs March 21 – April 18, 2015

Cultural Council of Palm Beach County

601 Lake Avenue        Lake Worth, FL.

 

PH: 561-471-2901

info@palmbeachculture.com

 

 

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Renowned, still life photographer Barry Seidman exhibited his latest series, “Feast for the Eyes” at Swifty’s Restaurant located in New York City. This show followed the recent successful debut of Seidman’s intriguing photographic series at the Gallery at Fotocare, in Chelsea, which dazzled photography enthusiasts as well as food world luminaries.  The series will be making its debut in Florida at the Cultural Council of Palm Beach County March 21 to April 18. The private opening is March 19 for VIPs. In addition, Seidman will present an Artist Talk on April 4th, which is Open to the Public.

 

"Daikon Radish" by Barry Seidman

“Daikon Radish” by Barry Seidman

 

Seidman tells The Rickie Report, “Inspiration is sometimes so illusive, but then there it is – like magic – in the splendor of nature!  ‘Feast for the Eyes’ took me on a voyage through the voluptuous shapes, pure colors and beautiful textures found at local greenmarkets. When you take the time to examine freshly harvested fruits and vegetables, they are extraordinary. They look different, feel different and taste better than the store-bought ordinary variety”.  

 

 

“Visiting greenmarkets became an obsession. While I would study the produce with my eyes, my wife would study with her taste buds. Fortunately, she is a gourmet cook, so my feast for the eyes also became a feast for the palate.  As I study and choreograph my subjects, I find sensuous curves, hidden personalities and relationships of form: some are beautiful, some are strange, but all unique.  With this series, I hope to bring attention and appreciation to those who plant, grow, harvest and make these feasts for the eyes available to us at our local greenmarkets and farms”.

 

 

Recognized as one of the top, still-life photographers in the country, Seidman continues to exhibit his fine art photography in numerous, one-man, fine art shows in New York City and South Florida and has contributed to numerous group shows.

 

 

"Brown Eggplant" by Barry Seidman

“Brown Eggplant” by Barry Seidman

 

Seidman’s subjects became extraordinarily alive. In this series, Seidman creates relationships between his subjects …sensuous, sexy and voluptuous … bringing them to life.

 

 

"Tall Mushroom" by Barry Seidman

“Tall Mushroom” by Barry Seidman

 

 

Barry Seidman grew up in New York’s fast-paced advertising business establishing him as one of the top advertising print media photographers in the country. He specialized in still-life photography and worked for the top major brands in the world, eventually expanding his work to include celebrity photography and directing television commercials. Recognition for his work includes every possible industry award including Clios, Tellys, Addys and the Art Directors Club Award.

 

 

Seidman then started to devote his time to fine art photography, using his vast techniques and knowledge of lighting and design as a foundation. This led to various solo and group exhibitions all while still connected to the advertising business.

 

Barry Seidman

Barry Seidman

 

A few years ago, Seidman, and long-time business partner and wife, Mary Ann Kurasz, relocated to Palm Beach Gardens, Florida where he built a studio to focus on his fine art work. He also maintains a studio presence in New York where he continues to shoot for advertising clients.  Seidman’s fine art exhibitions have included: Bagged; Aperture Art; Three Sides of Seidman; Selections from Six; Excerpts; Drinks and Smoke; Me, Now; Handscapes; New Eyes and Feast for the Eyes.

 

‘New Eyes’ is also the title of his 338-page photo-biography, a compilation of his fine-art photographic series. The large, illustrative book presents 14 of his fine-art series in a signed and numbered, limited edition.

 

 For more information, please call (561) 630-5745

or visit

www.barryseidman.com/fineart

or

https://www.facebook.com/barry.seidman.7

 

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