Bea Doone-Merena Is Featured Artist At SOLO Exhibit, Cultural Council Of Palm Beach County

When you meet Bea Doone-Merena, she is soft-spoken, immaculately dressed and certainly not one to boast of her own accomplishments.  Bea is a masterful artist whose knowledge of oil painting techniques shows in her museum quality creations. Her Renaissance Grand Masters, Figurative, Avant-Garde, Animals, Still Life and Portraits bring awe not only due to her precision but also to size.  The Rickie Report shares details and some images, as Bea prepares for her SOLO Exhibit at the Cultural Council of Palm Beach County.  The public is invited to the Reception on Saturday, Oct. 10th.   The exhibit runs through November 7th.  DO NOT MISS THIS!

 

 

B E A   D O O N E – M E R E N A

 

SOLO  EXHIBIT

 

 

 

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“Lady with Bowl of Violets”  by Bea Doone-Merena

 

 

Free Public Opening Reception:

Saturday, October 10th

3 – 5  pm

Exhibit Runs Through November 7th

Cultural Council of Palm Beach County 

601 Lake Avenue       Lake Worth, FL 33460

 (561) 471-2901

Public Hours:
Tuesday – Saturday | 10 a.m. – 5 p.m.
Closed Sunday and Monday

 

Parking
There is free, 4-hour parking along Lake Worth’s Downtown streets. There is also a public parking lot on the east side of “L” Street, across from the Cultural Council’s building.

 

 

 

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“Self Portrait at 17” by Bea Doone-Merena

 

 

Bea Doone-Merena tells The Rickie Report, “My greatest pleasure in life is creating art! From that time in grade school painting murals and attending art classes, I knew my greatest pleasure in life would be art. Other loves presented themselves; marriage, children, grandchildren and friends. Surrounded by their support I finally got the time to return to my first love of art”. 

 

 

 

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“Chloe and Daphne” by Bea Doone-Merena

 

 

 

She goes on to say, “The years had passed so I wondered how I could ever catch up. I found a way. I let the Great Masters of art’s history teach me their craft. In reproducing the finest art of the Masters, I’ve found the best teachers who ever lived!”

 

 

 

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“Vanity” by Bea Doone-Merena

 

 

Bea tells us, “Now, I feel I have materialized the creation of the Renaissance Era in my artwork. The techniques and canvas preparations, the under paintings, rich colorful palettes, and glazes, everything needed to master a Renaissance painting. I delight the most in flesh tones for it is in these tones that the whole paint palette is used”.

 

 

 

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“Selfie” by Bea Doone-Merena

 

Oil is her favorite medium, which “flows over the canvas with a richness not found in other mediums. I apply all these wonderful lessons to bring to life the human body, nature and commissioned portraits”.

 

 

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Portrait by Bea Doone-Merena

 

“She Paints With Unwavering Passion and Boldness”

By Renée Phillips, of Manhattan Arts International

“Bea Doone-Merena is an outstanding artist who has received many accolades as a realistic painter of portraits and figures. She has been creating art all her life, from the time she was selected to paint murals in grade school”.

 

 

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“Odalisque” by Bea Doone-Merena

 

 

“Bea has mastered the laborious and challenging Renaissance oil painting techniques. She enjoys all steps of the process — from preparing the canvas and the systematic underpainting, to sing chiaroscuro modeling effects to give the illusion of depth, and the rich color palette and glazes  — that are required to produce her museum quality paintings”.

 

 

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“Mystic White” by Bea Doone-Merena

 

 

After accomplishing the Renaissance techniques as a foundation, Bea has expanded into numerous art forms. New works seem to emerge monthly. This summer her art was an explosion of accents of single color applied strategically to human body parts. They rivet the viewer to experience color shock like a contemporary painting might do. All original creations and unique framing make these one-of-a-kind pieces an investment for your growing art collection.

 

 

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“Jon” by Bea Doone-Merena

 

 

Bea has been honored to receive many awards that include First Place, Best in Show, and People’s Choice Awards from professional organizations to include Florida State Association National League of American Pen Women (NLAPW). Her art work is in many private collections. Most recently she has received numerous commissioned portraits.  She has taken part in many SOLO and group exhibitions at museums, college, universities, galleries and retail establishments. Her artwork has been featured in numerous publications including Sun Sentinel Newspaper and Palm Beach Post, both in the state of Florida.

 

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“Youngest Granddaughter” by Bea Doone-Merena

 

 

Over the years, Bea has held memberships and served in various Board positions within such prestigious art organizations as the: Manhattan Arts International, New York, National League of American Pen Women (NLAPW), Cultural Council of Palm Beach County, Boca Raton Museum Guild, Women in Visual Arts, Professional Artists Guild and Women in Art-Yesterday, Today, and Tomorrow.

 

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 “Understanding Austin” by Bea Doone-Merena

 

While developing her artistic talents from daily practice of oil painting Bea has furthered her art education by attending: Burlini Studio of the Arts, Boca Raton Museum of Art, Oakland Community College (Auburn Hills, MI), Cranbrook Institute (Birmingham, MI), Birmingham Bloomfield Art Association, Museum Young Artist & Company of Ferndale.

 

 

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“Khalan” by Bea Doone-Merena

 

 

For more information about Bea’s artwork, please visit:

www.facebook.com/bea.doonemerena?fref=ts

www.artwanted.com

www.beadoone-merena.com

or Call  561-477-4820

 

 

 

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Palm Beach Gardens, FL 33420

Rickie@therickiereport.com

561-537-0291

Herman Schreiber: A Retrospective Shows “The Apple Doesn’t Fall Far From the Tree”

Sometimes an old adage bears repeating.  “The Apple Doesn’t Fall Far From the Tree” is a life lesson for the Schreiber family.  The Weisman Delray Community Center is happy to announce the opening of a solo exibition, Herman Schreiber: A Retrospective.  The show will run from June 30 until the end of August.  Herman Schreiber, an award-winning member of the Delray Art League, passed away in 1995.  Lorrie Turner, an accomplished artist and Weisman Center curator, made this exhibition possible with the help of his daughters.  Maxine Schreiber, an artist/writer and her sister Janet Schreiber, are proud to exhibit their father’s work.  An Opening Reception will take place on Sunday, July 13, 2014 at which time both daughters will be on hand to lead tours and answer questions about their dad’s masterful work. The public is welcome and The Rickie Report urges you to attend.

The Weisman Delray Community Center

Herman Schreiber: A Retrospective

Opening Reception:

 

Sunday, July 13, 2014

3:00 – 5:00 p.m

 

 

Exhibit runs June 30th until August 31st

 

 

7091 West Atlantic Avenue, Delray Beach, Florida

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The Weisman Delray Community Center is happy to announce the opening of a solo exibition, Herman Schreiber: A Retrospective.  The show will run from June 30 until August 31, 2014 at 7091 West Atlantic Avenue, Delray Beach, Florida.  Herman Schreiber, an award-winning member of the Delray Art League, passed away in 1995.  Lorrie Turner, an accomplished artist and Weisman Center curator, made this exhibition possible with the help of his daughters.  Maxine Schreiber, an artist/writer and her sister Janet Schreiber, are proud to exhibit their father’s work.  An opening reception will take place on Sunday, July 13, 2014, 3:00 – 5:00 p.m. at which time both daughters will be on hand to lead tours and answer questions about their dad’s masterful work.
Herman Scheiber at a Delray Art League Exhibit

Herman Scheiber at a Delray Art League Exhibit

Born in Newark, New Jersey, Herman Schreiber graduated from the Newark School of Fine and Industrial Arts in 1934. An artist who used pastels exclusively, he was a disciple of the “School of Ultra Realistic Painting.”  He created his pictures delicately and meticulously rendering the final products, which capture both images and emotions.  His landscapes, portraits, and figurative works are often mistaken for actual photographs.
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“Alpine Village”

During his lifetime, Herman exhibited his work in gallleries and museums in New Jersey where he won many awards including First Place at the South Orange Annual Art Show, Bloomfield College, and Montclair State College exhibits.  In Florida as a member of the Delray Art League 1988 – 1995, he exhibited in shows at Old School Square and other Delray sites and won numerous Blue, Red, and White Ribbons.  In 1994 & 1995 his work was in the 55th & 56th Annual Juried Exhibitions at the Society of Four Arts in Palm Beach.
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“We’re Not Talking”

This exibit fills the lobby, hallways, and activity room in the Weisman Center and includes over forty of his exquisite pastel paintings.  Maxine’s book The SCHREIBERS: The Apple Doesn’t Fall Far From The Tree, which is published on Amazon.com, will be a available for sale at the opening event.
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“Audience of One”

 
Maxine tells us, “Art has been an important part of my life as far back as I can remember.  My dad, Herman Schreiber, was a master artist, a true “Renaissance man.”  To support our family, he worked as a jeweler, a trumpet player, an optician, and a tax accountant. But he was always a visual artist, and his creative ability and temperament were a major influence on me.  When I was young, we spent hours looking through his treasured book World Famous Paintings, and he taught me how to draw.”

 

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“Begonia Leaf”

In 1993, he said, “I’m 79 years old and have a back-log of requests to last me until I’m 120.  I take my time and work at my own pace.  If I had deadlines to worry about, I wouldn’t enjoy it.  After all, I’m retired I’m not working for a living.  I had to give up playing the trumpet.  My front teeth and lips gave out, but my hands are steady, my imagination is vivid, and I enjoy painting.”
"Wakodahatchee Sunset" by Maxine Schreiber

“Wakodahatchee Sunset” by Maxine Schreiber

And the adage is true….Maxine Schreiber is a fine artist in her own right.  She exhibits her own work and is a member of the Artists of Palm Beach County, WITVA, NAWA and Armory Art Center.  Maxine’s newest creative work is a children’s book which she wrote and illustrated, “The Story of Daphne the Duck”.
"The Story of Daphne the Duck" by Maxine Schreiber

“The Story of Daphne the Duck” by Maxine Schreiber

For more information about this exhibit, books or other artwork available  please contact  Maxine Schreiber at www.schreiberstudio.com

 

 

 

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Rickie Leiter, Publisher

The Rickie Report

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Palm Beach Gardens, FL 33420

Rickie@therickiereport.com

561-537-0291