Art Exhibit Takes Viewers Beyond The Individual: “When We See Further” Offers Unique Perspective Of Four Artists

The Wasmer Art Gallery at Florida Gulf Coast University (Fort Myers, FL) is offering viewers a unique experience.  Gallery Director, John Loscuito, has connected four disparate artists to pull together this deep-thinking exhibit, “When We See Further”.  Heather Couch, Marina Font, Renée Rey and Terre Rybovich offer four distinct ways of looking, feeling and thinking about the body. Each of their perspectives offers a unique tactile and psychological experience. The Rickie Report invites our readers to see the exhibit and urges you to listen to the Gallery Talk which are available online.  See beyond the individual and how those differences expand the definition of being human!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Gallery Talk interviews are also available on our website 
or the FGCU Arts YouTube channel

 

 

“Beyond the Individual”

 

Essay by John Loscuito, Gallery Director

 

The physical condition is a subject that artists have been reflecting on throughout history. While the human body is something that joins us, it is also something that divides us, or at the very least separates us. “When We See Further” is an exhibition about seeing beyond the individual and how those differences expand the definition of being human.

 

The artists in this exhibition, Heather Couch, Marina Font, Renée Rey and Terre Rybovich, offer four distinct ways of looking, feeling and thinking about the body. Each of their perspectives offers a unique tactile and psychological experience. They do this through their varied mediums that present the limits and potentials of the body’s physical and psychological state.  For these artists, depicting the body is just the beginning of a journey to something else. The works reveal many themes including impermanence, transformation, and resilience. Approaching their work for the first time is similar to encountering each other in life, it begins with a surface understanding of each piece that deepens through repeated encounters, and from the associations derived between the works.

 

 

John goes on to say”,The variety of approaches depicting the human body was the impetus for the exhibition, but through studio visits and group conversations, the artists revealed a different purpose. It became clear that a larger work was being created as each artist found connections and overlaps between the pieces they were creating for the exhibition. This was also during the first six months of the Covid-19 outbreak and the protests over racial inequities. It is impossible to separate the exhibition from the context in which it was created. The artists themselves see their work in new ways based on these events and through their collaboration. The human condition is clearly only limited by the context in which we choose to imagine it to exist. These artists provide ever-expanding hopes for that condition”.

 

 

 

“WHEN   WE   SEE   FURTHER”

 

 

 

 

Heather Couch uses clay, fibers and wood to create stand-alone objects and installations. Her ceramic forms range in size from a few inches to a few feet, but they all share evidence of her hands and fingers. Rather than smoothing the clay surface, Couch is purposely revealing her process and her body in the work. The bulbous forms of her sculptures are opened as though they once were occupied. They suggest the presence of a body while recording the body’s act of making. Couch also creates organic ladder structures with handles immersed in bundles of wool. They hang from the ceiling implying movement to another place. The combination of these elements creates a landscape of possibilities open to interpretation that we find repeated in the other artists as well.

 

 

 

 

Marina Font is explicit in her use of the human body in a different way. Photography is the basis of her work and an entry point for the viewer. The model she photographs can be seen as a representation of “any woman”. This model is used repeatedly throughout her work, but is always positioned in the same pose. Font then layers the photograph of the life-size nude with explosive patterns that recall star systems, energy and past generations.

 

These patterns are made using thread, fabric, and ceramics, creating a visceral juxtaposition against the photographic image. The abstract patterns exist in our physical space, more real and active than the photographic image itself, suggesting a static body that is in the process of exposing the emotional, spiritual and psychological being.

 

 

 

 

 

The large-scale paintings by Renée Rey are figurative and depict fantastical landscapes. Her paintings allude to an ethereal space of atmospheric beings that float and merge with each other and their surroundings. The physical laws break in a multitude of ways. The bodies themselves are fluid in gender, age and size. They intersect with each other, becoming one, as the sky and landscapes create symbolic forms celebrating this state of flux. Much like the abstract patterns in Font’s works, Rey’s bodies become the patterns, fragmenting into possibilities beyond the static form. Rey also describes her figures as self-portraits. They are interpretations of herself over the course of her life.

 

 

 

 

 

Self-portraiture is seen again in Terre Rybovich’s process. She begins with placing her body directly onto the drawings. It is a performative act that creates a literal imprint or tracing of her physical self within the work. This ghost of her body begins the drawing.

 

From there, Rybovich generates infinite possibilities for her drawings, from formal investigations to morphological evolutions with animals. Birds are a recent addition to her work. Their larger than life depictions are gridded over her body print, morphing and transforming it. The body’s scale and form change in relationship to both the birds as well as her other additions. Out of this process new structures are defined that map out the body’s relationship to itself, to nature, and mythic narratives.

 

 

 

HEATHER COUCH

 

Heather Couch is an emerging south Florida artist working primarily in installation with ceramic forms, fiber, and raw construction materials. Her work plays with fragility in a way that brings liveliness and nonchalance through materials that are both timeless and ephemeral. The seemingly irrational ways in which we move and make decisions are echoed in the process of this work. Nurturing, caretaking, risk, and transformation are themes that repeat themselves in her work, informed by emotional, spiritual, and ideological tension. The forms inform each other in a dialogue of growth and discovery, responding to experiences in the artist’s life and in empathy to stories that resonate with her own.

 

Raw materials actively respond to the maker, as the artist indulges in the character of the material. The repetition of finger marks in wet clay, the warmth of billowed wool, the grittiness and raw presence of concrete and wood… these serve as grounding consistencies that allow for continued exploration and the expression of intuitive gestures. In this process is found comfort, fear and metaphor in repetitively approaching a dynamic precariousness. There is an underlying strength that sits beneath any fragility.

 

 

Heather Couch is an Assistant Professor of Art at Palm Beach Atlantic University. She earned a BA in Sculpture at Union University in 2007, and an MFA in Ceramics at Arizona State University in 2015. She also studied ceramics and sculpture at the University of Tennessee at Knoxville, the Chautauqua Institute of Art in upstate New York, Hong-Ik University in Seoul, South Korea, and Arrowmont School of Arts and Crafts in Tennessee. She has been a resident artist at the International Ceramics Studio in Kecskemet, Hungary, the Mesa Arts Center in Mesa, Arizona, and the Armory Art Center in West Palm Beach, Florida.

 

 

 

 

MARINA FONT

 

 

 

Marina Font was born in Argentina in 1970. She studied design at the Martin Malharro School of Visual Arts, Mar del Plata, Argentina. In 1998 she studied Photography at the Speos Ecole de la Photographie, Paris. She earned an MFA in Photography from Barry University, Miami in 2009. She has exhibited extensively at galleries, museums and cultural institutions in the US and abroad.

 

Her work is present in various public collections such as the MDC Museum of Art+Design, Miami, the Boca Raton Museum of Art, the Frost Art Museum at FIU, the LOWE Art Museum at The University of Miami, FoLA, Buenos Aires, Argentina, The Bunnen Collection in Atlanta, the Girls’ Club collection in Fort Lauderdale and various private collections throughout the world.

 

She is a multidisciplinary artist working in photography, mixed media, installation and video. Her studio practice explores ideas about identity, gender, territory, language, memory and the forces of the unconscious. Her visceral and intuitive works, strongly influenced by psychoanalysis, often focuses on women and the domestic sphere.

 

Her first monograph “Anatomy is Destiny” in collaboration with Minor Matters Books + Dina Mitrani Gallery was selected for the Photo Book Spotlight by Aperture at aipad The Photography Show, NY, 2019. Marina is also part of the multidisciplinary collaborative RPM Projects, as well as the Instagram-based collaboration “Instacorrespondences”. She currently lives in Miami Beach and works at her studio at The Collective 62, located in Liberty City, Miami.

 

 

 

 

RENÉE REY

 

Renée Rey is an award-winning painter and mixed media artist working in Southwest Florida and New York City. In large and intimate-scaled artwork, Rey challenges traditional landscape and human figuration. In alternate universes and transformative self-portrait, she explores movement, metamorphosis and the sublime. Existential and societal narratives of age/gender/cultural identity, cross-cultural connections, environmental sustainability, inclusiveness and equality flow through her artwork. As she intuitively applies, wipes, scratches and manipulates traditional and non-traditional materials, Rey investigates intersections between abstraction and realism, two and three dimension, and intensity and delicacy of materiality by the artist’s hand.

 

Rey’s artwork has been selected for numerous national exhibitions by museum curators and gallery directors including the exhibition Gateway to Imagination, Farmington Museum, Farmington, NM and Florida Contemporary Exhibition, Baker Museum, Artist-Naples, Naples, FL  Awards include Best of Show, Art Encounters National Competition by Alejo Benedetti, Curatorial Assistant, Crystal Bridges Museum of American Art, Bentonville, AK, Jade Dellinger, Director of Exhibits & Collections, Bob Rauschenberg Gallery at Florida Southwestern State College, Fort Myers, FL, and Mallory O’Connor, Professor of Art History Emerita (Santa Fe College, Gainesville,FL).

 

Rey was invited to the School of Visual Arts Summer Painting Residency, New York, NY in 2019 and Sun Peak Center for Art and Sustainability, Colorado Springs, CO in 2016. She has taught painting, drawing and creative thinking to adults and children for 8 years. The artist studied drawing, painting, 3D design, film, performance art, computer art and art history on the undergraduate and graduate levels in New York and Florida. Rey holds an MBA in Management, Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute, Troy, NY, an AAS in Interior Design, Parsons School of Design, New York, NY, an MA in Jewish Education, Jewish Theological Seminary, New York, NY and a BA in Judaic Studies, University at Albany, Albany, NY.

 

 

 

 

TERRE RYBOVICH

 

A third-generation native of West Palm Beach, Terre is a daughter of Tommie Rybovich, the noted sports-fishing boat designer/builder. Like her father, Terre opts to work at the edge of what she knows, in a process of continual questioning.

 

Her drawing technique came to her years ago, while delirious with the flu. “Drawing backward” was the initial idea. In other words, creating an image by removing charcoal from paper, instead of making marks on a clean page. Since that day, Terre has been drawing backward. She staples a large piece of paper to a sheet of plywood, then scrubs the entire surface with a thick stick of charcoal. Next, she works spontaneously to imprint her hands, limbs and torso in the charcoal. Her aim is to start the drawing with random marks.

 

 

Ultimately it is those marks that determine the outcome of the drawing. Spending as much time looking as she does drawing, Terre relies on her intuition and her drawing skills to find the final image in the spontaneous marks. Working without preconceived results allows her to draw imagery she never could have imagined.  Since becoming a serious birder, Terre also makes drawings of birds based on photos she takes. Increasingly, birds also appear in her figurative works.

 

 

Terre has her Bachelors in Politics and Economics from New York University. She has a Masters in Rural Sociology from Wisconsin-Madison. Her first career was in grassroots activism and grant-making. That experience forged an enduring commitment to this world. It also instilled a courageous drive that Terre now channels into art-making.

 

Terre now lives in Homestead, Florida with her husband Jon Ward. Her drawings have been exhibited widely in South Florida; they are in a number of private collections. Terre’s drawings have been part of the Viewing Program of the Drawing Center in New York City since 2004.

 

 

 

 

For more information about this exhibit:

Wasmer Art Gallery is located on the campus of Florida Gulf Coast University

10501 FGCU Blvd S, Fort Myers, FL 33965

Phone: (239) 590-7199

Website:  fgcu.edu

 

 

 

 

 

 

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“The Art Of The Figure: A Cultural Narrative Of The Native Born” At Lighthouse Art Center Features Sam Perry, Terre Rybovich, Purvis Young

The Lighthouse ArtCenter brings us “The Art of the Figure: A Cultural Narrative of the Native Born, Sam Perry, Terre Rybovich, and Purvis Young ( 2018 Florida Artist Hall of Fame).   The Opening Reception is Thursday, December 6. Celebrate three native-born Floridians who alarm and enchant us with unexpected viewpoints, talents, and techniques!  The exhibit runs December 3 – January 5.  Kudos to the Lighthouse ArtCenter for presenting three powerful testaments to the rich cultural diversity in our vibrant State!  The Rickie Report shares the details and some sneak peeks.

 

 

 

 

Lighthouse ArtCenter Gallery

373 Tequesta Drive    Tequesta, Florida 33469

(561) 746-3101     www.LighthouseArts.org

 

 

 

 

 

Art of the Figure:

  A Cultural Narrative of the Native Born

Sam Perry, Terre Rybovich and Purvis Young (2018 Florida Artist Hall of Fame)

 

 

Opening Reception:

Thursday, December 6, 2018

5:30 – 7:30 pm

Couvert: No charge for members, nonmembers $5.00

Hours:  Monday – Friday    10 am – 4 pm

Saturdays 10 am – 2 pm

This exhibit is available December 3, 2018 – January 5, 2019

 

 

 

 

Lighthouse ArtCenter celebrates three native born Floridians who alarm and enchant us with their unexpected viewpoints, talents and techniques.  Consummate artists, each translates individual life experiences using only charcoal and paint on paper and canvas, or in the case of the famous outsider artist, Purvis Young, anything he could get his hands on.  The Lighthouse ArtCenter is proud to present these three powerful testaments to the rich cultural diversity in our vibrant state.

 

 

 

“Young Warriors On Horseback” by Purvis Young

 

Purvis Young  1943-2010

 

Purvis Young’s work will be shown in the 2019 Venice Biennale.  He was inducted into the Florida Artist Hall of Fame 2018.

 

 

Born in Miami’s Liberty City neighborhood, visual artist Purvis Young is most associated with the Overtown neighborhood where he settled in the 1960s. A major figure in the world of “Outsider Art,” his work may be found in the collections of the American Folk Art Museum, the Corcoran Gallery of Art, the High Museum of Art, the National Museum of African American History and Culture, and the Philadelphia Museum of Art, as well as Overtown’s Black Archives History and Research Foundation of South Florida, among many others.

 

 

A prolific creator, Young served three years in prison as a teenager, where he began drawing and studying art books from the prison library. “I didn’t have nothing going for myself,” he said. “That’s the onliest thing I could mostly do. I was just looking through art books, looking at guys painting their feelings.”

 

“Angel of Overtown” by Purvis Young

 

 

His work, highly influenced by Western art history, is colorful and vibrant, often serving as social critique and a call to action for social justice. Young painted and drew on a multiplicity of objects including found wood, discarded cardboard, doors, old utility bills, and printed pages from books. His installation Good Bread Alley consisted of multiple works affixed to the walls of a vacant alley in Overtown. Artworks were often sold or removed, then replaced with new works, and the installation/mural soon attracted the attention of the media and Bernard Davis, owner of the Miami Art Museum, who became an early patron, providing art supplies to the artist.

 

 

Sam Perry 1956 –

 

 

 

 

“Starbucks Series” by Sam Perry

 

 

 

Born and raised in West Palm Beach, Florida, Sam Perry is now one of the area’s most accomplished artists. He achieved success as an abstract artist in galleries in Miami, New York and elsewhere.  Then, in the wake of 9/11, Sam chose to focus on the human figure. “It was a paradigm shift for me,” he explained. “I became more aware of humanity and its frailty.”

 

Sam is an active proponent of the arts in his community. A member of the faculty of the Armory Art Center since 1987, he is now the longest-serving person there.  He taught art at Florida Atlantic University, Palm Beach Atlantic University and Dreyfoos School of the Arts, in addition to giving private lessons.

 

“Starbuck Series” by Sam Perry

 

 

 

“I like to draw in public spaces because it connects me to my community.” Sam added, “Palm Beach county is significant to the arts in Florida and becoming more so as the population continues to grow and evolve into sophisticated art-lovers.”

 

 

Sam received all of his education in Florida. He earned his Bachelor of Fine Art at Ringling College of Art and Design and his Master of Fine Art at Florida Atlantic University.  Sam Perry is the recipient of the South Florida Cultural Consortium Fellowship. His work has appeared in numerous solo exhibitions and his work can be found in the collections of museums, universities and private residences.

 

Terre Rybovich 1956 –

 

 

 

“While You, Beauty, See Us” by Terre Rybovich

 

 

The large drawings created by Terre Rybovich began by the artist charcoaling the entire surface of the paper and then lying down on it. The idea came to her years ago while delirious with the flu. “Drawing backwards” is how it initially presented itself. In other words, she removes charcoal to create an image instead of adding charcoal to paper.

 

 

 

Focused on figurative work, the body seemed like the most promising means for removing charcoal. The imprints are subtle but powerful, even edifying. She explains an unexpected outcome of this technique is how the mind reacts when confronted with creative input that it did not generate. Every new drawing requires a period of slow absorption, or acquiescence, before the mind yields to the body’s input. Then the imprint guides the process of completing the drawing.

 

 

“Freehand” by Terre Rybovich

 

Ultimately, the result of the body calling the shots at the drawing board is that Rybovich creates artwork that the mind could not have imagined. It means she works in a state of perpetual wonder.  She says, “Other artists have imprinted their art with their bodies since the earliest cave paintings. What captivates us, I believe, is the unadulterated impact of this most literal means of making the immaterial material—which is the essence of art.”

 

 

Terre’s formal education covered politics and economics. Her first career was in social justice activism and grant-making. That activist experience forged an enduring commitment to this world. It also instilled a courageous drive that she channels into art-making where she is happiest when she ventures beyond what is known. She is the daughter of Tommie Rybovich, the noted boat designer and builder. Ms. Rybovich proudly claims an inheritance of self-guided vision and ambition for the work.

 

 

 

The Lighthouse ArtCenter, a 501c (3) not-for-profit, was founded in 1964 by eight artists and Christopher Norton. In the last 54 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 now serves over 20,000 guests, 2,500 students, 45 faculty members, 500 summer ArtCampers and a comprehensive outreach program to benefit underserved and disabled residents in the community.

 

 

 

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

www.LighthouseArts.org

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Lighthouse ArtCenter Satellite Exhibition, “Art Of The Figure” Opens On the 22nd Floor Capitol Gallery, Tallahassee, FL, Featuring Sam Perry, Terre Rybovich, Purvis Young

If you’re traveling to the State Capitol this summer be sure to visit the artwork of three native born Floridians who surprise and delight us with their entirely unexpected viewpoints, talents and techniques. The Lighthouse ArtCenter, based in Tequesta, is proud to present these important testaments to our shared humanity. These accomplished artists translate their individual life experiences using only pencils and paint on paper and canvas, or in the case of Purvis Young, anything he could get his hands on. Highlighted are: Sam Perry, Terre Rybovich, and Purvis Young (Florida Artist Hall Of Fame, 2018).   The Rickie Report shares the details and some sneak peeks. Many thanks to Janeen Mason for curating this seminal exhibit, available now through August 31st.

 

 

 

 

 

Lighthouse ArtCenter Satellite Exhibition

22nd Floor Capitol Gallery

Tallahassee, Florida

“Art of the Figure”

A cultural narrative by the native born:

Sam Perry

Terre Rybovich

Purvis Young (Florida Artist Hall of Fame – 2018)

May 1 – August 31, 2018

Curated by Janeen Mason

 

 

The Lighthouse ArtCenter is proud to present these important testaments to our shared humanity.

https://youtu.be/V2U8UGWw-kA

 

 

 

 

 

Sam Perry

 

Sam Perry grew up in West Palm Beach, Florida, and is now one of the area’s most accomplished artists. He achieved success as an abstract artist in galleries in Miami, New York and elsewhere. Then, in the wake of 9/11, Sam chose to focus on the human figure. “It was a paradigm shift for me,” he explained. “I became more aware of humanity and its frailty.”

Sam is an active proponent of the arts in his community. A member of the faculty of the Armory Art Center since 1987, he is now the longest- serving person there. He also taught art at Florida Atlantic University, Palm Beach Atlantic University and Dreyfoos School of the Arts, in addition to giving private lessons.

Sam received all of his education in Florida. He earned his Bachelor of Fine Art at Ringling College of Art and Design and his Master of Fine Art at Florida Atlantic University.

“I like to draw in public spaces because it connects me to my community.” Sam added, “Palm Beach county is significant to the arts in Florida and becoming more so as the population continues to grow and evolve into sophisticated art-lovers.”

Sam Perry is the recipient of the South Florida Cultural Consortium Fellowship. His work has appeared in numerous solo exhibitions and is collected by museums, universities and private patrons.

 

 

Terre Rybovich

 

Each of these large drawings began with Terre Rybovich charcoaling the entire surface of the paper and then lying down on it. The idea came to her years ago while delirious with the flu. “Drawing backwards” is how it initially presented itself. In other words, she removes charcoal to create an image instead of adding charcoal to paper.

Focused on figurative work, the body seemed like the most promising means for removing charcoal. The imprints are subtle but powerful, even edifying. She explains an unexpected outcome of this technique is how the mind reacts when confronted with creative input that it did not generate. Every new drawing requires a period of slow absorption, or acquiescence, before the mind can yield to the body’s input. Then the imprint guides the process of completing the drawing.

Ultimately, the result of the body calling the shots at the drawing board is that she creates artwork that the mind could not have imagined. This means she works in a state of perpetual wonder.

Other artists have imprinted their art with their bodies since the earliest cave paintings. What captivates us is the unadulterated impact of this most literal means of making the immaterial material— which is the essence of art.

Terre’s formal education covered politics and economics. Her first career was in social justice activism and grant-making. That activist experience forged an enduring commitment to this world. It also instilled a courageous drive that she channels into art-making where she is happiest when she ventures beyond what is known.

She is the daughter of Tommie Rybovich, the noted boat designer and builder. Ms. Rybovich proudly claims an inheritance of self-guided vision and ambition for the work.

 

Purvis Young 1943-2010

Inducted into the Florida Artist Hall of Fame 2018

 

Born in Miami’s Liberty City neighborhood, visual artist Purvis Young is most associated with the Overtown neighborhood where he settled in the 1960s. A major figure in the world of “Outsider Art,” his work may be found in the collections of the American Folk Art Museum, the Corcoran Gallery of Art, the High Museum of Art, the National Museum of African American History and Culture, and the Philadelphia Museum of Art, as well as Overtown’s Black Archives History and Research Foundation of South Florida, among many others.

A prolific creator, Young served three years in prison as a teenager, where he began drawing and studying art books from the prison library. “I didn’t have nothing going for myself,” he said. “That’s the onliest thing I could mostly do. I was just looking through art books, looking at guys painting their feelings.”

His work, highly influenced by Western art history, is colorful and vibrant, often serving as social critique and a call to action for social justice. Young painted and drew on a multiplicity of objects including found wood, discarded cardboard, doors, old utility bills, and printed pages from books. His installation “Good Bread Alley” consisted of multiple works affixed to the walls of a vacant alley in Overtown. Artworks were often sold or removed, then replaced with new works, and the installation/mural soon attracted the attention of the media and Bernard Davis, owner of the Miami Art Museum, who became an early patron, providing art supplies to the artist.

 

For more information go towww.LighthouseArts.org

To inquire about the availability of specific pieces in the video please email Janeen Mason, Curator, Lighthouse ArtCenter  Janeen@LighthouseArts.org

 

 

 

 

 

Lighthouse ArtCenter:

The Lighthouse ArtCenter is a 501c(3) nonprofit that has provided uninterrupted art and cultural programming in Palm Beach County Florida for 55 years. Started in 1964 by Christopher Norton and eight ambitious artists the ArtCenter has grown to include a 5,000 square foot gallery and 8,000 square foot school of art. The gallery installs an average of 11 exhibitions visited by over 20,000 guests each year while the school of art features a faculty of 45 professional artists who serve over 2,500 adult students and 700 children (ages 6-12). Scholarships are available for those in need. Adults and children with special needs meet for art classes at no charge. Faculty outreach serves over 300 more residents in assisted living facilities, underserved communities and children from economically challenged circumstances.

Support for the Lighthouse ArtCenter comes in many forms; gallery sales, classes, membership, sponsors, grants, fellowships and a working board of directors.

If you are interested in more information, or to inquire about purchasing one of the pieces on display in this exhibition please contact Janeen Mason.

Email: Janeen@LighthouseArtCenter.org Phone: (561) 746-3101

 

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

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Armory Art Center 2nd Biennial “Artists Of Art Salon” Exhibition Opening Reception December 15th And Artist Lecture January 6

The Armory Art Center brings so many opportunities not only to artists, but to art lovers.  The monthly Art Salons led by Elle Schorr allow all of us to meet and better understand the creative process with international, nationally and locally based artists.  Celebrate the  2nd Biennial “Artists of Art Salon” Exhibition, featuring “Influential South Florida Artists”. The show exhibits the work of 57 artists who had spoken at Art Salons since their inception in 2015!  The public is invited to the Opening Reception on Friday, December 15th and a Closing Reception on January 6th.  The Rickie Report shares the details and suggest you give yourself a treat during this hectic time. Stop and look at the art…hear the creators…share the wonder!

 

 

811 Park Place   West Palm Beach, Florida 33401

(561) 832-1776     armoryart.org

 

 

2nd Biennial “Artists of Art Salon” Exhibition:

“Influential South Florida Artists”

 

 

Opening Reception:

Friday, December 15, 2017 | 6:00 – 8:00 pm

*Members free, $5 for non-members

Closing Reception and Artist Talks:

Saturday, January 6, 2018 |4:00 – 6:00 pm

* No admission fee

Armory Art Center Gallery Hours:
Monday-Friday, 10:00 am – 5:00 pm, Saturday 10:00 am – 3:30 pm

* Exhibitions are open to the public

Art Salons continue to 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. There is a $10 donation for each salon.

Duane Brant Red Cube Crockery Installation

 

 

 

From now through January 6, 2018, the Armory will host the 2nd Biennial of “Artists of Art Salon” curated by Elle Schorr, founder and organizer of Art Salons at the Armory. This exhibition features trends and ideas in contemporary art as seen through the eyes of some of South Florida’s most influential artists, all of whom have given presentations at Elle Schorr’s Art Salons at the Armory Art Center over the past two years. The works, created by twenty-one locally, nationally, and internationally recognized artists will fill the Armory’s Montgomery Hall. Paintings, drawings, sculptures, photography, fiber works, mixed media, videos, and installations will be included in the exhibition to address a wide range of social, cultural, and aesthetic concerns.

 

 

Sri Prabha “The Light That Brings Hope”, detail

 

 

Art Salons at the Armory have been contributing to the understanding of contemporary art practices in South Florida since April, 2012. Presentations have been given by artists about their own work, about the work of well-known artists who influenced them, and about professional artist development. The first Artists of Art Salon exhibition was in 2015 at the Armory. The show exhibited the work of fifty-seven artists who had spoken at Art Salons.

 

Kerry Phillips “Table & Yarn”

 

 

Elle Schorr said, “I am thrilled to be curating a 2nd exhibition of artists who have spoken at Art Salons. They have collectively become a “Who’s Who” of influential contemporary artists in South Florida. Many are on the faculties at South Florida universities, colleges, and high schools. Many are winners of the prestigious South Florida Cultural Consortium Awards and have exhibited locally, often nationally, and internationally. The work they show to be representative of trends in contemporary conceptual practice, including work using a wide array of materials, techniques, and technologies.”

 

Elle Schorr “Regatta in Boho”

 

 

List of Exhibiting Artists by County

 

PALM BEACH COUNTY

 

Amy Broderick – Drawing and Photography
amysbroderick@gmail.com
http://www.amybroderick.com/

Nazare Feliciano – Ceramics
http://nazarefeliciano.com  felicianonazare@gmail.com
nazarefeliciano.com

Sarah Knouse – Fiber Sculptures
sarah_knouse@yahoo.com
http://sarahknouse.squarespace.com/

Allison Kotzig Embroidery, Video, Found Natural and Human–Made Objects
shinyfluff@gmail.com
http://www.kotzig.com/

Dorotha Grace Lemeh – Photography, Video, and Found Objects
dglemeh@gmail.com   dlemeh@fau.edu

JoAnn Nava – Contemporary Folk Painting and Sculpture
JoAnnNava@aol.com
http://joannnava.com/

Terre Rybovich – Charcoal Drawing
terrerybovich@gmail.com
http://www.terrerybovich.com/

Elle Schorr – Photographic Installation
elleschorr@elleschorrphotography.com
http://www.elleschorrphotography.com

Sandra Schulman – Book, DVD, and Magazine
sandraslink@gmail.com
http://www.sandraschulman.com/

Leora Stewart – Fiber Installation
klaymerl@aol.com
http://www.leorakstewart.com/

Vicki Siegel – Mixed Media
vickisiegelart@gmail.com
http://www.vickisiegelart.com/

Mark Walnock – Ceramics
Mark.Walnock@armoryart.org
https://www.linkedin.com/in/mark-walnock-04222690/

Stephen Futej – Ceramics and Glass
sfutej@my.fau.edu
https://www.linkedin.com/in/stephen-futej-6b922026/

 

BROWARD  COUNTY

Pip Brant – Tapestry, Collaborative Sculpture with Duane Brant
brantp@fiu.edu    brantpip@gmail.com
http://brantpip.wixsite.com/pipbrant

Duane Brant – Ceramics, Collaborative Sculpture with Pip Brant
duanejamesbrant@gmail.com
http://duanejamesbrant.wixsite.com/duanebrant

Silvia Lizama – Hand-Colored Photography
slizama@barry.edu
http://silvializama.com/

Sri Prabha – Video Installation and Photography
sri@sriprabha.com
http://www.sriprabha.com/

 

MIAMI – DADE COUNTIES

 

Juan “Erman” Gonzales – Fiber, Cut Paper, and Mixed Media
ermang@bellsouth.net
http://dvcai.org/portfolio_page/juan-erman-gonzales/

T. J. Ahearn (Jane Hart) – Collages on Vintage Record Albums
janehart@me.com

Randy Burman – Chair Sculptures, Signs on Stanchions
me@randyburman.com
http://randyburman.com/

Kerry Phillips – Found Object Installation
kerrymiami3@aol.com
http://www.kerryphillipsart.com/

 

 

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

 

 

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

Northwood Offers Double Dose Of Creativity Tomorrow Night With Art Night Out And Studio Tours

Tomorrow night, Art lovers will get a double dose of creativity as the Art Night Out event in Northwood Village hosts an Artists’ Open House in the area’s Industrial District!  The Northwood Industrial District, located just a few blocks west of Northwood Village, consists of large warehouses that are working studios for several prominent local artists. Trolleys will shuttle guests from Art Night Out on the corner of Northwood Road and Broadway to the artists’ studios tour. Art Night Out will take place Friday, April 29, 2016, on Northwood Road in West Palm Beach. The Rickie Report shares the details and some sneak peeks so you can enjoy tomorrow evenings events!

 

 

 

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Northwood Village Hosts

Artist Open Studios Tour

during monthly ART NIGHT OUT event

 

Friday, April 29th

6 – 9 pm

 

Free Event!  Trolly Shuttles!  Free Parking!

 

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There is free street parking located throughout Northwood Village. Guests can also take the blue line trolley from the West Palm Beach Mandel Public Library or Palm Beach Outlets until 10:00 p.m

 

 

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Experience One-Of -A- Kind Shopping!

 

 

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Nickie Hennevelt at Hennevelt’s Gallery & Gifts 

 

 

 

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Watch Artists At Work

 

Meet The Northwood Industrial District Artists

Opening their studios to the public:

 

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“Empty Red Chair” by David Teal

Dave Teal, a figurative artist is a long-time resident of Old Northwood.

 

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“Witness Me” by Elizabeth Hutchinson

 

 

Elizabeth Hutchinson, an instinctive artist, works out problems and conversations on canvas.

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Painting by Jason Martinez

Jason Martinez paints spiritually iconic images using acrylic.

 

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Sculpture by James Sagui

James Sagui is a professional woodworker, sculptor and furniture designer/maker.

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Abstract Painting by Liz Ghitta Segall

Liz Ghitta Segall, a painter since childhood, is known for her abstract expressionist work.

 

 

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“Bridge Crosser” by Sam Perry

Sam Perry, a noted artist, grew up in Northwood and focuses on abstract and the human figure.

 

 

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“Blue Dress” by Terre Rybovich

Terre Rybovich, an artist born and raised in old Northwood, is known for her unconventional charcoal drawings.

 

 

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“The Northwood Industrial District studios tour is a wonderful opportunity for art enthusiasts to not only meet some of our notable local artists but to also see how they work,” said Jon Ward, West Palm Beach Community Redevelopment Agency Executive Director. “The artist colony and working artists from the area have come together to showcase what the community has to offer.”

 

 

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Guests at the Northwood Village Art Night Out can enjoy local art and craft vendors from all over South Florida, shopping at the unique boutiques and galleries open late, live street-side artists and musicians, along with special features throughout the year like the Industrial District open studios tour. Residents and visitors looking for something out of the ordinary can experience an inspired evening in Northwood Village with impressive restaurants, distinctive shopping, and array of art in a laid back and hip atmosphere.

 

 

For more information about Northwood Village or Art Night Out, visit www.northwoodvillage.com

Or call 561.822.1550

For details.

 

 

About the West Palm Beach

Community Redevelopment Agency:

Nationally recognized as one of the most innovative CRAs in the country, the West Palm Beach Community Redevelopment Agency (CRA) sets the standard for redevelopment through award – winning marketing and branding campaigns, events and attractive business incentive programs. The mission of the CRA is to enhance the viability, long‐term stability and the overall economic health of the Downtown City Center and Northwood Pleasant City districts, the core of the City of West Palm Beach. For more about the Community Redevelopment Agency, visit wpb.org/cra

 

 

 

 

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

Rickie Leiter, Publisher

The Rickie Report

P.O.Box 33423

Palm Beach Gardens, FL 33420

Rickie@therickiereport.com

561-537-0291

 

 

“Artists Of Art Salon: A Collective Dialogue” Exhibition And Lectures At Armory Art Center’s Two Locations

“Artists of Art Salon: A Collective Dialogue” will exhibit the works of 58 South Florida artists, from Miami to Martin Counties, all of whom have been presenters over the last three years at Elle Schorr’s Art Salons at the Armory, held at the Armory Art Center in West Palm Beach. The works will fill three galleries at both the Armory Art Center in West Palm Beach and the newly renovated, mural covered Armory Annex Gallery in Lake Worth, FL. Parking is available at both locations, and admission is free.  The Rickie Report gives you the details and some sneak peeks.  Mark your Calendars NOW!

 

 

 

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ARTISTS OF ART SALON:

A COLLECTIVE DIALOGUE EXHIBITION

At

Armory Art Center in West Palm Beach

and

Armory Annex Gallery in Lake Worth

 

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Artists of Art Salons:
A Collective Dialogue  

October 3 – October 31, 2015

 

 

Opening Reception:

Friday, October 2, 2015  6-8pm

Wine and light snacks will be served at reception.

East and Greenfield Galleries

Armory Art Center

1700 Parker Avenue   W.Palm Beach, Fl 33401

Armory Hours:

M-F 9 am – 5 pm and Sat. 9 am – 4 pm

 

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Artists/Curator Talk at the Lake Worth Annex:

Friday, October 9th  6-8 pm

 

Armory Annex Gallery

1121 Lucerne Avenue, Lake Worth 33460

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Artists/Curator Talk at the Armory Art Center:

Friday, October 16th from 6-8 pm

 

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“Babel” by Carol Prusa

 

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Lake Worth Annex Reception:

Friday, October 23, 2015   6-8 pm

Wine and light snacks will be served at reception

Armory Annex Gallery

1121 Lucerne Avenue           Lake Worth 33460

Annex hours:

Wednesday, Thursday, and Saturday, 11 am – 6 pm and Friday, 11 am – 8 pm

 

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ART SALONS offer stimulating conversations with other artists in a relaxed setting. As a springboard to each of our explorations, professional artists from South Florida are invited to present their work, talk about what influenced them, and examine the work of influential artists showing in museums and galleries. Our discussions cover the gamut of contemporary art themes, including conceptual, cultural, socio/political, environmental, race and gender focused and aesthetic practices, the materials and techniques used to convey these ideas, and where we fit into the world of contemporary conceptual art. They’re also an opportunity to explore the practical side of being an artist, of professional development and the sharing of useful resources.  Salons are facilitated by Elle Schorr.

 

 

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“18588 Yellow on Black” by Henning Haupt

 

Paintings, drawings, mixed media, sculptures, installations, and a video lounge (in Lake Worth) will address a breadth of social, cultural, and aesthetic concerns. The work has been grouped into three themes: “The Individual”, The World”, and “Beyond”. “The Individual” is in Greenfield Gallery, “The World” is in East Gallery, both at The Armory Art Center in West Palm Beach, and “Beyond” is in the Armory Annex Gallery in Lake Worth.This exhibition features nationally and internationally recognized contemporary artists who are currently producing powerful, innovative work in the world of art.

 

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“Saprotrophic Vivarium” by Amy Gross

 

 

Art Salons at the Armory have contributed to the understanding of contemporary art practices in South Florida since March, 2012. Presentations have been given by artists, writers, curators, gallerists, and collectors about their work, the work of well-known artists, and about professional artists’ development. The Armory Art Center is honoring the Art Salons with an exhibition this October, curated by Elle Schorr, founder and organizer of the Art Salons at the Armory.

 

 

Art Salons:

Continue to meet in the Armory Art Center Library on the first Tuesday night of each month from 6:30–8:30 pm beginning on Oct. 6th.

The cost is $10, payable at the door.

The schedule may vary and can be found at http://www.elleschorrphotography.com/salon-schedule.php, and at http://www.armoryart.org/ArtSalons.

 

See the work in the exhibition and learn more about the artists and presenters who have contributed to the success of Art Salons over the past three years. Many of the salon presentations are archived on-line as HD videos and can be viewed at http://www.elleschorrphotography.com/salon-presentations.php

 

 

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

Rickie Leiter, Publisher

The Rickie Report

P.O.Box 33423

Palm Beach Gardens, FL 33420

Rickie@therickiereport.com

561-537-0291