Set Your Creativity Free With Marisa Marulli And Carl Johnson On An Uncommon Alaskan Photo Workshop Encounter!

Encounter and learn to photograph the awe-filled sights of Alaska on a life-changing creative photography travel experience this September!  Marisa Marulli takes people on once-in-a-lifetime photographic adventures all over the world. If you are “looking for more” out of your life, this is THE personal experience that will change your life!  Join Marisa and local Alaskan photographer and conservationist, Carl Johnson, as they chase the Aurora Borealis, stay overnight at a remote bear lodge accessed only by sea plane, take in the stunning golden light that glows on Alaskan glaciers, visit the visually remarkable fjords, embrace the autumn colors in Denali National Park, search for bears, whales, eagles and so much more!  The Rickie Report shares the details here.  A special discount is available until August 1st, so make your reservations now!










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Marisa Marulli, a Palm Beach County native, is an explorer, photographer and journalist with a passion for connecting people to the unknown.  She takes people on once-in-a-lifetime, life-changing photographic adventures all over the world. Her goal is to find people who are “looking for more” out of their lives, take them out of their routines and bring them on these personal and creative photography travel retreats in places that inspire change in their lives. Marisa’s published works, like her photoessay of a 10-day ice-driving excursion in Siberia, hold equally moving messages for those who prefer to learn about the powerful inner shifts unlocked from travel from the comfort of their homes.





Green and purple Northern Lights over trees in Alaska.  All rights reserved and copyrighted.


The magical lights will be part of the photographic tour! 


In this extremely unique and completely packed photographic adventure, join Marisa and local Alaskan photographer and conservationist Carl Johnson as they chase the Aurora Borealis, experience an incredible overnight at a remote bear lodge accessed only by sea plane, take in the stunning golden light that glows on Alaskan glaciers, visit the visually remarkable fjords, experience fall colors in Denali National Park (Denali NP), search for bears, whales, eagles and so much more!



Alaskan brown bear cub playing and rolling in the Brooks River in Katmai National Park, Alaska.  All rights reserved and copyrighted.


At Lake Clark National Park, we will be in the land of the bear, with amazing opportunities to photograph them in their element!







This tour was made for you!


Marisa and Carl plan to cover all of the parts of Alaska that stand for what it truly is, so you can return home feeling you’ve experienced the beautiful land in its authentic entirety – with stunning, professional-level, once-in-a-lifetime photographs to prove it!



Sunset at Hubbard Glacier, Alaska.   All rights reserved and copyrighted.



We will have two days of glaciers on this photographic journey, so there are lots of chances to photograph them in their striking colors!





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Moose in Denali National Park, Alaska.  All rights reserved and copyrighted.


At Denali National Park and in other areas, moose and other wildlife are common sights for us to photograph! 




Our Mission:

Solving a major photography tour problem, and opening your eyes (and lenses) to a new way.


We strategically organized this expedition so that it includes a mixture of beautiful photography opportunities and engaging moments. Because we believe the most stunning images are the ones that have special moments attached to them and messages dripping through them.


We think the most empty photography tours are the ones where you get plopped on a bus and shuffled from one spot to the next, given only “15 minutes in this spot!” to take your photos. How can you connect to your landscape, garner a feeling that you want to capture through your lens and translate into your photographs like that!?


So, to solve this unfortunate issue we see all around us with other photography tours, our Alaskan guide, Carl, and I have challenged ourselves to strategically pick a mixture of authentic and downright breath-taking Alaska landscapes, and experiences that snap our photographer participants out of their normal routines in order to open their eyes and lenses to seeing and capturing in a new way.


We do this through making a concerted effort to take you all the way from the visuals of Anchorage to a complete season-change of fall in Denali, and activate new sensations within you by truly engaging with our photography subject, Alaska, such as trekking on glaciers and dining incredibly at a remote lodge in the setting of bears.



Herbert Glacier in Alaska.    All rights reserved and copyrighted.


Some glaciers we visit in Alaska will have gorgeous textures and colors of blue, white, black, making for striking images!



We will not just plop you on a bus.

We will chase moments. 🙂

    • Price:   SPECIAL PROMOTION $300 OFF the $4,250 list-price now through August 1, 2018!


    • When:   September 1-7, 2018


    • Where:   “THE LAST FRONTIER!”: ALASKA! Some of the most quintessentially “Alaska” and yet natural and off-the-beaten path places, as led by an expert local Alaskan photographer and conservationist, Carl Johnson, and Marisa. Areas include: Anchorage, largest float plane base in the world, Aurora Borealis / Northern lights, Denali National Park, Talkeetna, Matanuska Valley, Matanuska Glacier, Susitna River, Prince William Sound, Turnagain Arm, Whittier, Lake Clark National Park.





Arrive in Anchorage, located on the edge of Cook Inlet and the Chugach Mountains. After settling in to our Anchorage hotel accommodations, we will join our local Alaskan guide at his Anchorage hillside home and gallery for a welcome dinner and preview of the days ahead.


We proceed north to Denali National Park and spend the evening exploring the entrance to the park to the Savage River. Along the way, we will photograph autumn colors and the rugged mountain landscapes of the Alaska Range, and look for moose, caribou and other wildlife that frequent this part of the park in the autumn. At night, we will look for the aurora borealis.


We will take a morning drive through the opening stretch of Denali National Park before heading south to Talkeetna. We will stop along the way to photograph the Alaska Range in Broad Pass. After checking in to our lodging in Talkeetna, we will explore the iconic small town, said to be a model for the fictional town of Cicely in “Northern Exposure.” We will photograph evening light at the convergence of the Chulitna, Susitna and Talkeetna Rivers. After dinner, we will head back out in hopes of capturing the Aurora Borealis.


After breakfast, we will continue south to the Matanuska Valley and explore this vast landscape that divides the Chugach and Talkeetna Mountains. As part of the day, we will take a 3-hour guided hike out onto the Matanuska Glacier, to explore the ice formations and photograph them up close. We will continue south and explore the coastal landscape and waterfalls of the Turnagain Arm. We will overnight in the isolated coastal town of Whittier.


We will spend most of the day out on a boat in Prince William Sound, exploring this network of islands, coves, bays and glaciers to capture this iconic landscape and look for marine mammals and sea birds along the way. We will explore the small boat harbor in Whittier in evening light and at sunset.


We depart Whittier early to head back to Anchorage and catch our sea plane flight out to Silver Salmon Creek Lodge in Lake Clark National Park & Preserve. There, we will have the assistance of a lodge guide to take us out to view and photograph the Alaskan coastal brown bear. In the evening, we will retire to the lodge for a gourmet dinner, wine and photo review.


We take a sea plane flight in the morning back to Anchorage and the completion of our voyage!


    • Double accommodations as per itinerary (single accommodation fee: $600 pp)
    • All meals
    • Transport to and from airport in Anchorage
    • Private transportation to all locations
    • Sea plane flight to and from remote bear lodge
    • Expert guides with experienced bear knowledge to take us through the areas in Lake Clark National Park for exclusive bear viewings
    • Two expert photographers’ guidance
    • Expert local Alaskan photographer guide


    • Airfare to and from Alaska
    • Activity fee (hiking on Matanuska Glacier): $89
    • Alcoholic beverages (outside of those included during our stay in Silver Salmon Creek Lodge)
    • Guide tips
    • Travel insurance
    • What is not mentioned as included


  • Reviews:

Marisa Marulli is the person who took my love for photography and pushed it over the edge. Prior to her explanation I didn’t know anything about shutter speed and aperture. Not only did she take the time to explain it to me but she spent the time to show me how to do it in the field. She put everything in terms that I could understand and I am forever grateful.  Frank DiNardi, Haddam, CT

          Carl Johnson…One of the best aurora photographers anywhere. Steve Freno

For more information about this photography expedition, or future trips, please contact:

Marisa Marulli,Photographer & Journalist
(415) 529-8895

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Levis JCC’s Nathan D. Rosen Museum Gallery Features “Collaborations: Don And Ann Schwartz”

How does it work when both a husband and wife are artists? In the case of Don and Ann Schwartz, collaboration and mutual support is the key.  The Levis JCC Nathan D. Rosen Museum Gallery at the Phyllis & Harvey Sandler Center Presents: “Collaborations by Don and Ann Schwartz” on Sunday, July 16. The Opening Reception is free and Open to the Public.  This exhibit features works they have produced independently and collaboratively. Ann creates mixed media collages and sculptures. Don works in wood and uses point-and-shoot for his nature and travel photography.  The Rickie Report shares the details and some sneak peeks.  There will also be an artists talk during the Reception.




21050 95th Avenue South, Boca Raton, FL  33428

(enter off Glades Rd)



Levis JCC in Boca Raton’s Nathan D. Rosen Museum Gallery

at the Phyllis & Harvey Sandler Center Presents:




“Collaborations by Don and Ann Schwartz”

Sunday, July 16, 2017

Opening Reception 1 -3 pm

Artists’ Talk 1:30 pm

Free and open to the public

RSVP to 561-558-2520

Exhibit Runs July 16 through August 31

The Nathan D. Rosen Museum Gallery is free and open to the public.



The Nathan D. Rosen Museum Gallery hosts exceptional exhibitions of works by local, national and international artists. Its mission is to encourage understanding of cross-cultural influences in the visual arts and include exhibitions in the visual arts, exhibitions of historical importance, contemporary art, folk art, and mixed media works.

The Phyllis & Harvey Sandler Center at the Adolph & Rose Levis Jewish Community Center provides a welcoming environment and a sense of community for active adults of all ages to pursue high quality and enriching educational, cultural, social and recreational experiences.




Don Schwartz


Photograph by Don Schwartz



A Boynton Beach resident for 16 years, Don hails from Brooklyn. Fascinated by how things work, he has always likes to take things apart and see if he can reassemble them—sometimes successfully, sometimes not. Lesson learned: “with wood as the medium, you can always buy a new piece if things don’t work out, or change your design a bit.”



Wood Guitar carved by Don Schwartz


As a wood carver, his motto is “Think about what you’re going to do twice and cut once.” Don is a member of the Palm Beach County Woodturners. Known for his fabulous wood guitars, he has created themed computer bench, fine tables, a chess table, and themed clocks.


“Heron” , Photograph by Don Schwartz 


Don is also a photographer, and specializes in nature and travel photography. He uses a point- and-shoot camera, relying on persistence, patience and a steady hand until the image he wants lines up exactly. His unretouched, non-Photoshopped photographs are a refreshing change.




Ann Schwartz

Found wood Sculpture by Ann Schwartz



Well-known locally for her work with WITVA (Women in the Visual Arts) and internationally through her lectures on cruise ships, Ann creates engaging mixed media collages and sculptures just begging to be touched. Some of her materials come from Don’s leftover pieces! Ann looks to her environment for her inspiration. “I go to museums, walk around galleries and go to exhibits to get ideas. Watching other artists grow and achieve gives me happiness.  Sculptor Louise Nevelson is an inspiration, as well as North Carolina watercolorist, Jeffrey Jakub. After seeing the kinetic art exhibit in Boynton Beach, I was inspired to create my own 6-foot-tall metal kinetic sculpture for my own back yard.”


“Roseate Spoonbills” by Ann Schwartz



Ann Schwartz received her B.A. from the University of Florida, Gainesville. A former teacher, she is currently an award winning artist, curator and lecturer and a Past-President of Women in the Visual Arts. With her outstanding communicative skills, she has conducted programs for many organizations in the surrounding communities. A speaker since 1980 on historical events, ancient and contemporary art, her talks are innovative and diversified. She brings to life the history, people and culture that make each location unique.


Watercolor by Ann Schwartz



Ann has served as a destination Lecturer and provided Hands-on Art and Design Workshops on cruise ships since November, 2003. She has done over 250 lectures and workshops on over 75 sailings, with lectures specifically on the countries she has traveled to. For over ten years she had written a column “Art Happenings” for the Aberdeen Times.




The Levis JCC welcomes individuals of all ages, races, and religious affiliations living in South Florida.






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Louis Jawitz Showcases Stunning Photography Exhibits, Lectures and Workshops

Veteran professional photographer and Sandpiper Bay resident, Louis Jawitz, is the Featured Artist in an eight-week SOLO exhibit at the Port St. Lucie Civic Center Art Gallery. From January 22 to March 19, visitors will enjoy this beautiful retrospective showcase that spans his 40 years in photography.  Louis’ extensive career, working out of his New York City studio, includes advertising, travel and editorial work for many notable clients such as Nikon, RCA Records and Popular Mechanics. His work has appeared in numerous magazines and publications.  The Rickie Report is eager to share the details and let our readers know that Lou is also giving lectures and workshops around Southeast Florida.  Attention Camera Clubs, Art Associations and non-profit groups – you will be excited to hear about Lou’s adventures beyond the studio images !



The Photography  of  Louis Jawitz




Port St. Lucie Civic

Center Art Gallery


Free Public Reception:  

Thursday, January 22rd     6 – 8 pm

Exhibit runs  January  23 through March 19th

The Art Gallery Hours: Monday through Friday from 8:15 a.m. to 4:15 p.m. Closed on Saturday and Sunday

Free admission and Free Parking

9221 S.E. Civic Center Place, southeast corner of U.S. Highway 1 and Walton Road




Fort Pierce Photo Exhibit

Exhibit Open Saturday, April 4 thru May 2

Fort Pierce Library

Free admission and Free Parking

1 Avenue A       Fort Pierce, FL
(772) 464-1245


"Passing Feet" by Louis Jawitz, taken in Gady, India.

“Passing Feet” by Louis Jawitz, taken at Kovalam Beach, India.


Veteran professional photographer and Sandpiper Bay resident, Louis Jawitz, is the Featured Artist in an eight-week SOLO exhibit at the Port St. Lucie Civic Center Art Gallery. From January 23 to March 19, visitors will enjoy this beautiful showcase that spans his 40 years as a professional photographer.  The public is invited to the exhibit and to the Opening Reception on Thursday, January 22rd from 6- 8 pm.  The exhibit and reception are Free.



Popular Stock Photo by Louis Jawitz, "City Light Moon"

Popular Poster Image Photography by Louis Jawitz, “Citylight Moon”


Louis’ extensive career, working out of his New York City studio, includes advertising, travel and editorial work for many notable clients such as Nikon, RCA Records and Popular Mechanics. His work has appeared in numerous magazines and publications. He produces stock photography for international companies, which means his photos can be purchased from a database and used to fulfill the needs of creative assignments. His personal work has been exhibited in many New York galleries and advertising agencies, as well as several one-man shows in various venues.



"Boat Launch" by Louis Jawitz

“Boat Launch” at Kovalam Beach, India by Louis Jawitz



Lou’s iconic photograph, “Boat Launch”, inspired watercolorist, Chuck Van Horn to create an award-winning painting. Chuck asked Lou for permission to create an original water color from this photo. Chuck’s watercolor won 1st place at the Salamagundi Club exhibit and the painting immediately sold! Lou says,” I am honored that one of my photographs animated someone with such emotion!”


"Fishing Nets" in Gady, India Photographed by Louis Jawitz

“Fishing Nets”, Tip of Fort Cochin, Kerala. Used in Nikon World Magazine. Photograph by Louis Jawitz



Photography enthusiasts will be able to listen to Lou in radio interviews on WPSL  1590AM and WSTU  1450AM.  They will stream on January 17th and 18th. Lou’s fascinating and breathtaking images can also be found in a book of his photography edited by Monica Cipnic.  A number of his scenes from India are featured prominently in this digest.  Please visit Lou’s Stock and Fine Art site :



“Old Sisal Factory”,Mexico by Louis Jawitz


A teacher of photography, Louis was an adjunct professor at Sullivan County Community College in Loch Sheldrake, New York. He teaches his own photography workshops, called the “Neversink Photo Workshop,” in the Catskill Mountains, where he splits his time.  Photography enthusiasts can take workshops with Lou in New York State as well as locally.  For more information please visit:


"Bumble Bee"  by Louis Jawitz

“Bumblebee” (testing Nikon 105mm macro) by Louis Jawitz


This award-winning photographer moved to Sandpiper Bay a year ago and continues to lecture and show his work locally on the Treasure Coast. Highlights of Lou’s previous exhibits include:  Nikon Gallery Rockefeller Center, NYC ( 1981); India Show at the Stone House (2008, 2011); Liberty Museum Deco Show; Bonnet House Gallery (2010); Coral Springs Center for the Arts: India (2012) and Hasidic Community (2012); Treasure Coast Photo Center (2014).



"Ice Tree" by Louis Jawitz

“Ice Tree” by Louis Jawitz





March 26th


 Indian River Photo Club

 6:45 pm – 9:00 pm

Vero Beach Community Center

 2266 14th Ave. in the Downtown Art District

The meeting is open to members and guest and there is no fee.

Refreshments are served

Photo contest for members

Winners announced at the end of the meeting.

For questions contact J.R. Williams at  

or 772-205-1473

Additional information can be found at


"Fishing Boats in Antigua" by Louis Jawitz

“Fishing Boats in Antigua” by Louis Jawitz



Day One: Studio lecture and demos.

Day Two: Field trip with personalized instruction.

Fee for 1 day is $125
Fee for full 2 consecutive days is $225


  • For those unable to attend a full 2 day Workshops, we offer the option of participating in a one-day Individual or personal “Immersion” session.
  • A 50% deposit is required with your application. The balance of the workshop fee is due ONE week in advance of your workshop.
  • In the event that you are unable to attend, the deposit will be refunded in full, less a $50 handling fee, PROVIDED notice is received in writing, at least 5 days prior to the reserved workshop date . The $50 can be applied to future agreed date.
  • Workshop participants are asked to bring approximately twenty (20) digital files for evaluation. You are welcome to bring more for review. In the event time permits, or weather interrupts the workshop. Visit our NY workshop for more info go to


  • The workshop reserves the right to cancel a specific weekend if there is an insufficient number of participants or for weather-related reasons. In this case, all monies paid will be either refunded in full or credited to an alternative weekend or Private Instruction day, at the student’s discretion. 

 Classes are available local to Port St. Lucie and surrounding areas, including Palm Beach County. 
 For more information please call  212-929-0009 


"Christo's Ducks" by Louis Jawitz

“Christo’s Ducks” by Louis Jawitz



For more information about Louis Jawitz’s photography and workshops, visit his website at or call (212) 929-0009




Port St. Lucie Civic Center

The Civic Center invites artists and photographers to submit their work for exhibition. Featured artists have the opportunity to sell their original creations and reproductions. In addition, a reception, free and open to the public and complete with cash bar, light fare and live music, is held in honor of each featured artist on the opening night of their exhibit. This offers patrons the opportunity to meet in person the creative individuals whose works of art are on display.


Civic Center Recreation Manager Kelly Tiger and the Public Art Advisory Board select each artist and the artwork that will be displayed for each exhibit. City of Port St. Lucie team members install the exhibit, carefully designing the look and feel of the space using the wide variety of display pieces available.


Those artists interested in showcasing their work in the Civic Center’s Art Gallery can complete an application available on the city’s website at Artists are asked to provide a biography, artist statement and at least ten examples of their current work. There is no cost for the artist to apply and if selected, the exhibit and reception are also free of charge. Once the City of Port St. Lucie has juried all works, the artists may be contacted to extend a contract to exhibit in the Art Gallery. Applications are accepted throughout the year.  For more information about the Civic Center Art Gallery, contact Civic Center Recreation Manager Kelly Tiger at (772) 807-4499 or email her at




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