Lighthouse ArtCenter Lunch And Learn Series Presents Artist, Lecturer And Cultural Envoy Helen Zughaib

The Lighthouse ArtCenter is privileged and honored to have Helen Zughaib speak at the February 21st Lunch and Learn event. Whether lecturing at Harvard University’s Center of Government and International Studies, a foreign embassy, or at one of the many galleries that exhibit her work, Helen Zughaib promotes the message that “art can be an agent of change.” Although she does not consider herself a political artist, Helen believes that the arts are one of the most important tools we have to help shape and foster dialogue and positive ideas between the Middle East and the United States. Her work and dynamic presentations have Helen in high demand at galleries and institutions around the world. The Rickie Report shares the details and some sneak peeks here. Get your tickets now!

 

373 Tequesta Drive  Tequesta, FL 33469
561-746-3101
Monday – Friday, 10 am – 4 pm ​Saturday, 10 am – 2 pm  Sunday, closed www.LighthouseArts.org

 

 

 

Wednesday, February 21, 2018

 

Helen Zughaib: Art as an Agent of Change

 

Tickets: $75

Lighthouse ArtCenter Gallery

 

 

 

“Blind Charity” by Helen Zughaib

 

 

Helen is an internationally recognized artist, lecturer and cultural envoy. Her work can be found in galleries and museums in the United States, Europe and Lebanon and her paintings are included in many private and public collections, including the White House, World Bank, Library of Congress, the U.S. Consulate General, Vancouver, Canada, the American Embassy in Baghdad, Iraq, the Arab American National Museum and the DC Art Bank Collection. 

 

 

“Figs and Raisins” by Helen Zughaib

 

She was recently awarded a grant from the DC Commission on the Arts and Humanities and currently included in the new Washingtonia Collection, in Washington DC. Her works have been included in several Art in Embassy exhibitions abroad including Brunei, Nicaragua, Mauritius, Iraq, Belgium and Lebanon.  “Art crosses borders of all kinds, religious, geographic and racial boundaries,” Helen states. “I think art begins conversation in an open and non-threatening way, so that opinions can be changed and grow even if it is just a little bit to try to see another side, to put oneself in an another’s shoes, to be empathetic.”

 

“Migration #1” by Helen Zughaib

 

 

 

In addition to her work as a painter and lecturer, Helen served as U.S. Cultural Envoy through the U.S. Department of State to Palestine, where she led a month-long workshop with Palestinian women artists from the West Bank. In 2009, she visited Switzerland and France, under the U.S. Department of State’s Speaker and Specialist Program, sharing her work with universities and schools. In October 2016, she traveled to Saudi Arabia as U.S. Cultural Envoy, speaking to young Saudi women artists. Her paintings have been gifted to heads of state.

 

 

 

For further information about Ms. Zughaib go to http://hzughaib.com/index.html. For information about purchasing tickets for the Lunch and Learn event please go to LighthouseArts.org or call 561-746-3101.

 

 

 

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17019 SW Sapri Way   Port St. Lucie, FL 34986

Internationally Collected Artist, Guy Coheleach’s Wildlife Exhibit Coming to Court House Arts Center In Stuart

Few art exhibits offered by the Arts Council of Martin County generate such excitement and high attendance figures as those of local wildlife artist Guy Coheleach. The Court House Cultural Center is always delighted to exhibit his award-winning work, joining other prestigious showcases such as the National Collection of Fine Art, the White House, the Corcoran Gallery and the Royal Ontario Museum in offering the magnificent art to the public.  The Opening Reception takes place Friday, February 2. The Rickie Report shares the details and some sneak peeks. When you experience the grandeur and beauty of Coheleach’s work, you’ll understand why he is honored and widely-recognized as a truly exceptional artist. The Exhibit continues through April 10, 2018.  In addition to Visual Arts Exhibits, The Arts Council of Martin County offers FREE  Sunset Concerts at the Gallery the Second Tuesday of each month from October through May at 5:30 pm.  The next one is February 13th!

 

 

 

 

 

Courthouse Cultural Art Center

80 SE Ocean Blvd    Stuart, FL

772.287.6676           www.MartinArts.org

The Arts Council of Martin County  Presents:

 

 

 

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WILDLIFE  ART  EXHIBIT

Opening Reception:

Friday, February 2, 2018

 

5:30 – 7 PM

A Donation of $5 in support of our exhibitions and programs is requested.

Court House Cultural Center

80 SE Ocean Blvd     Stuart, FL 34994

Gallery Hours:  Tuesday through Friday  10 am – 4 pm   Saturday  11 am – 2 pm

 

Exhibition Continues Through April 10, 2018

 

 

 

 

 

Few art exhibits offered by the Arts Council of Martin County generate such excitement and high attendance figures as those of local wildlife artist Guy Coheleach.  Whether you’re seeing the work of Guy Coheleach for the first time or returning to enjoy the visual results of his years of experience with animals in the wild, you’ll find this one of the season’s most exciting art events.

 

 

“Not So Merry Go Round” by Guy Coheleach

Coheleach’s paintings have received the Society of Animal Artists’ Award of Excellence an impressive eight times. This prestigious honor is awarded by curators and professors of fine art from museums and universities across America.  He also received the celebrated Master Artist Medal from the Leigh Yawkey Woodson Art Museum in 1983, one of only nine artists both living and dead so honored at the time. When you experience the grandeur and beauty of Coheleach’s work, you’ll understand why he is honored and widely-recognized as a truly exceptional artist.

 

“The Sneak” by Guy Coheleach

 

 

The Court House Cultural Center is always delighted to exhibit his award-winning work, joining other prestigious showcases such as the National Collection of Fine Art, the White House, the Corcoran Gallery and the Royal Ontario Museum in offering the magnificent art to the public.  In 1995, Coheleach’s collection was hosted by the Carnegie Museum in Pittsburgh and in 1996 by the Newark Museum.  PBS and other national television networks have aired films citing Coheleach’s work and publications such as Reader’s Digest, Saturday Evening Post, National Wildlife and Wildlife Arts News are just a few of the media that have discussed his talent and contributions to the world of art.

 

 

 

“Cooling Off” by Guy Coheleach

 

Coheleach is a frequent traveler to U.S. National Parks, Alaska, Europe, South America and Africa to gather visual reference for his painting. His exciting adventures include being run down by an elephant in Zambia.  Philanthropic as well as artistic, his endowment provides approximately six full scholarships to the School of Wildlife Management annually for needy students.  You will be able to personally experience the mastery of Guy Coheleach at the Court House Cultural Center from February 2-April 10, 2018. An exciting opening reception from 5:30-7 p.m. on February 2 will set the tone for an inspirational and compelling exhibit.

 

 

“Lion Matchbook” by Guy Coheleach

 

SUNSET  CONCERTS AT THE GALLERY:

Tuesdays at 5:30 pm    Free and Open to the Public

February 13: Treasure Coast Flute Choir  Lindsay Hagar, Director

March 13:  Treasure Coast Community Singers  Doug Jewett, Director

April 10:  Stuart School of Music  Cindy Kessler, Director

May 8:  Treasure Coast Youth Symphony   Tom Servinsky, Director

 

 

For more information about this exhibit, upcoming exhibits and events please visit:

The Arts Council 

Court House Cultural Center

80 SE Ocean Blvd.   Stuart, FL 34994

772.287.6676

www.MartinArts.org

 

 

 

 

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17019 SW Sapri Way   Port St. Lucie, FL 34986

Above Ground Studio Gallery Announces Opening Reception With Emmanuel Gonzales

Emmanuel Gonzales invites everyone to the Opening Reception on Thursday, April 14th of his new Above Ground Studio Gallery!  Enjoy music and entertainment by Chris Blake plus edibles by “The Waffle Wagon”. See new works, works in progress and previous artwork shown in International and Regional Exhibitions.  It is Free to attend!  The Rickie Report shares the details and some sneak peeks this award winning artist!

 

 

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Emmanuel tells The Rickie Report, “I explore the past and present through realism and portraiture. My body of work includes a growing retrospective of American icons, where each piece is presented as a fragment in a larger American patchwork. Individually, my subjects characterize the social climate at a given moment in history”.

 

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Artwork by Emmanuel Gonzales

 

He goes on to say, “They are influential, recognizable images; relevant within specific ethnic and social groups. Some subjects are foreign to others outside of a particular group or generation. Just as one group identifies emotionally with a particular image through a shared social lens, outsiders will experience these images differently. The “recognition factor” of my subjects reaffirms the identity and unique cultural perspective of a specific group while simultaneously establishing an ”otherness” in viewers outside of a given group. I use pencil, pastels, oil, acrylic, and watercolor to create movement and energy to bring intimacy to large-scale pieces with an attention to subtleties often refined through detailed pencil work”.

 

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Artwork by Emmanuel Gonzales 

 

 

 

A Delray Beach native, Emmanuel’s art work is in Private Collections including The Chesterfield Hotel (Palm Beach, FL), Friars Club (New York, NY), Jim Towey, Director of the White House Office of Faith-Based and Community Initiatives, a private Palm Beach Collector, Design Center of the Americas (DCOTA) and Helen Rosberg (Wrigley Heir).

 

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Emmanuel Gonzales’ “Keys To The City” Piano

 

 

 

His SOLO exhibits include galleries and venues in Southeast Florida, from Orlando, Winter Park, West Palm Beach, Northwood, Boynton Beach and Manalapan.  Emmanuel’s creativity has been shared through Art In Public Places at the 2015 1st Annual Back Alley Mural Festival (Jupiter, FL) and 2014 “Rock the Box” Orlando Weekly newspaper box sponsored by Rolling Rock Beer. Most notably, Emmanuel designed a piano, which was part of the highly competitive 2013 “Keys to the City”- Kretzer Piano Charity event. His piano was placed at the entrance of the Cultural Council of Palm Beach County headquarters in Lake Worth,FL.

 

 

 

 

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Emmanuel presenting Commission Painting to Senator Marco Rubio

 

Emmanuel’s Commissions include:

Respectable Street Café- Downtown West Palm Beach, Florida 2015
Senator Marco Rubio, Commissioned Portrait
27 x 4 foot mural, West Palm Beach Fire Department, Station 1
Designed website for author Helen Rosburg, www.helenrosburg.com
Illustrated “This Is The Book of Arabesque” for author Helen Rosburg
Cover art for Gary Davis film “The Nubian Vampire”
Poster and brochure for Gary Davis film “she is a spy too?”

 

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Artwork by Emmanuel Gonzales

 

Emmanuel’s acceptance into numerous Juried Exhibitions began when he was considered an emerging artist and continued until the opening of his own Gallery. His award winning artwork has a story to share along with his remarkable creative abilities.

 

For more information please contact:

Emmanuel Gonzales
www.Emmanuelart.com
www.facebook.com/Artbyemmanuel
emmanuelart@gmail.com

 

 

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

 

Lighthouse ArtCenter Presents Dr. Anne Palumbo Speaking About “The Statue Of Liberty As An American Icon”

The Manoogian Collection continues to be an exciting part of the Lighthouse ArtCenter‘s Exhibitions this season.  Art lovers have a rare opportunity to view extraordinary artworks by American artists that are not seen often in a public domain. The Manoogian Collection is one of the most significant private collections of American art compiled during the 20th century. Visitors can browse the exhibition or attend docent- led tours. On Thursday, January 21st published author and art historian Dr. Anne Palumbo shares important insights as she presents her lecture “Goddess, Guardian and Grand Old Gal: The Statue of Liberty as an American Icon”.  There will be special tours and evenings for private clubs and organizations, as well as educational programs for children. The Rickie Report shares the details here with some sneak peeks.  This is a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity – mark your calendars now!

 

 

 

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Lighthouse ArtCenter Museum, Gallery Square North

373 Tequesta Drive, Tequesta, FL

 

 

You Are Invited :

Selections from The Manoogian Collection:

Two Centuries of American Art

 

 

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Special Lecture by Dr. Anne Palumbo

“Goddess, Guardian and Grand Old Gal: The Statue of Liberty as an American Icon”

 

 

Thursday, January 21, 2016

5:30-7:30 pm

Exhibit Runs  through March 5, 2016

 

 

 

Museum Hours:

Monday thru Friday 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.

Saturday and Sunday 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.

 

 

 

To view exhibition:

Members free; $10 nonmembers ages 13 and up; Saturday and Sunday admission is free.

(561) 746-3101

www.LighthouseArts.org

 

 

 

 

The Lighthouse ArtCenter Museum presents selections from The Manoogian Collection: Two Centuries of American Art through March 5, 2016. It is generously underwritten by Detroit industrialist, Richard Manoogian and his wife Jane. The exhibition will fill LAC’s galleries with priceless, diverse collection of works from 1856 – 1999. It is one of the most significant private collections of American art compiled during the 20th century. A number of paintings in the collection have been exhibited at the White House, National Gallery of Art, Metropolitan Museum of Art and Detroit Institute of Arts. The National Gallery considers the collection to be “a comprehensive survey of American painting, a remarkable one in capsule form.” It includes paintings of renowned artists, such as Frederick Frieseke, William Merritt Chase, Childe Hassam and Andrew Wyeth.

 

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“Statue Of Liberty Celebration” by Frederick Rondel

 

As the statue was a gift from France to the United States, the French-born Rondel was paying tribute to both his native and adoptive countries by depicting its 1886 unveiling. He was among the many artists and illustrators who were pivotal in the dissemination of the statue’s image along with photographers, cinematographers and ad men.

 

 

 

 

“I was privileged to be a part of the Statue of Liberty Centennial Celebration in 1986, working with the French-American Committee on an exhibition shown at New York Public Library and the Musee des Artes Decoratifs in Paris,’” Dr. Palumbo explained. “My part of the exhibition concerned the statue’s image in history, art and popular culture, which turned out to be an exciting project with lots of surprises that I am happy to have an opportunity to share with visitors to the Lighthouse ArtCenter.”

 

 

 

Far from having a fixed meaning, Dr. Palumbo says, The Statue of Liberty’s image has undergone a number of transformations, as the lecture’s title suggests. A classical goddess at its inception, it became the guardian of American shores and values, and what Bob Hope called the “grand old gal” welcoming returning GIs in 1945.

 

 

 

 

The lecture will include examples of the many other associations that have gravitated to the statue over the years. Best known, of course, it its relation to immigration, which Dr. Palumbo says has been anything but straightforward. And other surprises abound, such as the statue’s role in the history of American aviation and in the movies. All are part of the continuing story of this most enduring of American icons.

 

 

Dr. Palumbo, who specializes in American art history, is a former Smithsonian Fellow and taught at George Washington University. The Lighthouse ArtCenter’s 3rd Thursdays are sponsored by the Meyer Law Firm.

 

 

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The collection reflects Mr. Manoogian’s belief that, “It is important for people to appreciate the unique character, diversity and quality of American art. I hope that our collection will encourage others to both appreciate and collect American art.” Mr. Manoogian served as Chairman of the Detroit Institute of Arts (the DIA dedicated its American Wing as the Manoogian Wing) and has also served on the boards of Archives of American Art, the White House Preservation Fund and the Fine Arts Committee of the Department of State.

 

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ABOUT LIGHTHOUSE ARTCENTER:

Since 1964, the Lighthouse ArtCenter, a member-supported, nonprofit organization, has been providing visual and performing arts for the community through unique collections, engaging exhibitions and cultural programs, a dynamic School of Art and diverse outreach activities. The Lighthouse ArtCenter Museum is located at 373 Tequesta Drive and the School of Art is located at 395 Seabrook Road in Tequesta, Fla. For exhibition or Museum information, call (561) 746-3101 or visit www.LighthouseArts.org.

 

 

 

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

Lighthouse ArtCenter Presents Dr. Joan Lipton Speaking About William Merritt Chase, Featured In “The Manoogian Collection”

The Manoogian Collection is quite a treat being offered by the Lighthouse ArtCenter. Art lovers have a rare opportunity to view extraordinary artworks by American artists that are not seen often in a public domain. The Manoogian Collection is one of the most significant private collections of American art compiled during the 20th century. Visitors can browse the exhibition or attend docent- led tours. A lecture series will feature Dr. Joan Lipton speaking about William Merritt Chase on December 17 and Anne Palumbo, Ph.D., discussing the “Statue of Liberty as an American Icon” on January 21. There will be special tours and evenings for private clubs and organizations, as well as educational programs for childrenThe Rickie Report shares the details here with some sneak peeks. This is a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity – mark your calendars now!

 

 

 

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Lighthouse ArtCenter Museum, Gallery Square North

373 Tequesta Drive, Tequesta, FL

 

 

You Are Invited :

Exhibition:

Selections from The Manoogian Collection:

Two Centuries of American Art

Special Lecture by Dr. Joan Lipton

“William Merritt Chase”

Thursday,  December 17, 2015

5:30-7:30 pm

 

 

 

Exhibit Runs:

November 19, 2015 through March 5, 2016

Museum Hours:

Monday thru Friday 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.

Saturday and Sunday 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.

To view exhibition:

Members free; $10 nonmembers ages 13 and up; Saturday and Sunday admission is free.

(561) 746-3101

www.LighthouseArts.org

 

 

 

The Lighthouse ArtCenter Museum is proud to present selections from The Manoogian Collection: Two Centuries of American Art through March 5, 2016. It is generously underwritten by Detroit industrialist, Richard Manoogian and his wife Jane. The Manoogian exhibition will fill LAC’s galleries with priceless, diverse collection of works from 1856 – 1999.

 

 

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“Ferry Watch” by Doug Brega

 

 

 

The Manoogian Collection is one of the most significant private collections of American art compiled during the 20th century. A number of paintings in the collection have been exhibited at the White House, National Gallery of Art, Metropolitan Museum of Art and Detroit Institute of Arts. The National Gallery considers the collection to be “a comprehensive survey of American painting, a remarkable one in capsule form.”

 

 

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“1929 Duesenberg” by Peter Maier

 

 

 

When Richard Manoogian was asked why he collects American Art, “Collecting American paintings is important to me,” he said. “Those from an ethnic background like mine often have a great appreciation for America because of the opportunity this country has created for their families. The result is a deep love for one’s country and a particular appreciation for the period in which the country grew and expanded.”

 

 

 

 

 

Although the Manoogians lead a very private life, they enjoy sharing their collection. “To some extent my collecting has been driven by wanting to share my paintings with others as a way of giving something back to the country that has been so good to our family,” Mr. Manoogian said. The exhibition includes works that range from mid-19th century to 1999, including paintings of renowned artists, such as Frederick Frieseke, William Merritt Chase, Childe Hassam and Andrew Wyeth.

 

 

 

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“Lady in a Park” by Childe Hassam

 

 

 

“As these works are in a private collection, the Manoogian Collection exhibition presents an opportunity for our community to view extraordinary art by American artists that cannot be seen often,” said Katie Deits, the executive director of the Lighthouse ArtCenter. “Museum visitors can browse the exhibition or attend docent- led tours. Our lecture series will feature Joan Lipton speaking about William Merritt Chase on December 17 and Anne Palumbo, Ph.D., discusses the Statue of Liberty as an American Icon on January 21. There will be special tours and evenings for private clubs and organizations, as well as educational programs for children.”

 

 

 

 

 

The collection reflects Mr. Manoogian’s belief that, “It is important for people to appreciate the unique character, diversity and quality of American art. I hope that our collection will encourage others to both appreciate and collect American art.” Mr. Manoogian served as Chairman of the Detroit Institute of Arts (the DIA dedicated its American Wing as the Manoogian Wing) and has also served on the boards of Archives of American Art, the White House Preservation Fund and the Fine Arts Committee of the Department of State.

 

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3rd Thursdays:

December 17th

&

January 21st

5:30 -7:30 pm

 

 

On Thursday, December 17th the Lighthouse ArtCenter presents a special lecture by Dr. Joan Lipton about William Merritt Chase. Dr. Lipton, a well-recognized and very engaging regional art historian, will discuss the important influence that Chase has as a celebrated American Impressionist, art teacher and family man.

 

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“Portrait of Caroline Allport” by William Merritt Chase

 

 

 

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“Statue Of Liberty Celebration” by Frederick Rondel

On Thursday, January 21st published author and art historian Dr. Anne Palumbo shares important insights as she presents her lecture “Goddess, Guardian and Grand Old Gal: The Statue of Liberty as an American Icon”.

 

 

 

ABOUT LIGHTHOUSE ARTCENTER:

Since 1964, the Lighthouse ArtCenter, a member-supported, nonprofit organization, has been providing visual and performing arts for the community through unique collections, engaging exhibitions and cultural programs, a dynamic School of Art and diverse outreach activities. The Lighthouse ArtCenter Museum is located at 373 Tequesta Drive and the School of Art is located at 395 Seabrook Road in Tequesta, Fla. For exhibition or Museum information, call (561) 746-3101 or visit www.LighthouseArts.org.

 

 

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

Ronn Jaffe Exhibits with (Art) Amalgamated during Art Palm Beach 2014

Ronn Jaffe is a Contemporary Artist whose work includes aspects of both Conceptual and Narrative Art.  His work combines Fine Art, Architecture and Design in its process: disciplines gleaned from his life’s work.  Ronn’s interest in multicultural myths guides him in creating his own mythological stories, minimalism, the cerebral and the narrative, and in exploring new ways of artistic expression.  The Rickie Report urges you to stop by (Art) Amalgamated’s Booth #309 to experience Ronn Jaffe’s moving artwork.  More details are in this article.

 

 

 

 

ART PALM BEACH

JAN 23-27 2014

THE WORK OF PALM BEACH ARTIST

 RONN JAFFE

(Art) AMALAGATED GALLERY, NYC (Booth 309)

Featuring:

 

 JAFFE’S

MINIMALIST CHANNELS SERIES

Other noted artists at this exhibit include

 Carlos Betancourt, Ross Bleckner, Noritoshi Hirakawa, Vic Muniz, Irving Penn and Serge Strosberg.

 

 

 

"RACING VIBRATIONS FROZEN IN A CONUNDRUM" by Ronn Jaffe

“RACING VIBRATIONS FROZEN IN A CONUNDRUM” by Ronn Jaffe

 

 

Jaffe likens his CHANNELS  to Haiku;

many layers in one breath.

 

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RONN JAFFE’S JOURNEY

 

 

Ronn JaffeRonn Jaffe is a Contemporary Artist whose work includes aspects of both Conceptual and Narrative Art.  The work often combines Fine Art, Architecture and Design in its process; disciplines gleaned from his life’s work. He is interested in multicultural myths, creating his own mythological stories, minimalism, the cerebral and the narrative, and in exploring new ways of artistic expression.  Jaffe’s work additionally examines his continued interest in the relationships between positive and negative form and space, the yin and yang of conflicting energies such as good and evil, life and death, despair and elation, dark and light, love and hate, mortality and eternity. These created narratives delve into the multiple nuances of the human condition. i.e.…exploring the transcendence of creation.

 

 

SEMINAL WORK

 

 

Ronn Jaffe, born in Washington, D.C., was drawn into the world of art by destiny.  His mother Libby, concerned that as a nine year old he could not draw a straight line, enrolled Ronn at the Corcoran School of Art.  He later advanced his art studies at the Boston Museum School, the Art Student’s League, and again at the Corcoran.  Jaffe holds a B.S. in Business and Marketing from Boston University with advanced studies at the Harvard Graduate School of Design and on escapades throughout Europe.
Warhol-ImageAfter college, travels and a few years in Manhattan working on the inside of Wall Street, Jaffe, unfulfilled, returned to D.C., to study art at the Corcoran School of Art.  At that time he shared a downtown studio with two other artists, above a donut shop, across the street from what is now the Smithsonian American Art Museum and National Portrait Gallery.

 

 

On a visit back to NYC, Ronn attended a party at Andy Warhol’s with a beauty named Mars, who turned out to be the love of his life.  They married, moved to her home-town of Baltimore, and Jaffe turned all his efforts back to painting.   The pieces were exciting.  They were large, unframed, hard-edge, painted in vivid Day-Glo oil paint, and constructed with negative openings created in primary geometric shapes cut into the canvas, which he called ‘Portoids.’  Within the year, Jaffe was discovered and given a solo show he titled Primary Negatives at the Park Place Gallery in Baltimore.

 

 

Walter Hopps, a prominent art world figure of the day, and mentor to Robert Rauschenberg, was at that time Director of the Corcoran Museum of Art. He was impressed by Jaffe’s show and offered to put him in a Corcoran show: caveat–Jaffe would have to wait 4-5 years to show Hopps his serious intent.

 

 

"RON STATIC" by Ronn Jaffe

“RON STATIC” by Ronn Jaffe

 

 

 

RE-DEFINEMENT AND DESIGN

 

It was 1968 and even after a successful SOLO show, Jaffe realized that it was a long road to success as an artist. He would take a fork in the road, deciding not to wait for the Corcoran show, wanting a more financially viable future to support his then growing family.
He attended Harvard Graduate School of Design to study Interior Architectural Design, a venue that would also allow him to paint and produce art.  This led to the establishment of Ronn Jaffe Associates, Inc., an Interior Architectural Design Firm, in partnership with his wife Mars, specializing in corporate identity and commercial design; later including a residential division.  Over the years the firm prospered, establishing Jaffe as a designer of distinguished interiors for high-profile clients. VIP clientele/collectors of Jaffe’s art include The White House, the Sultan of Brunei, Aristotle Onassis, Ambassadors and Entrepreneurs, as well as many Fortune 500 corporations including ATT, IBM, Toyota, Thiokol, Shell Oil, US West and Kellogg…

 

 

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MEDUSA CONDUIT TABLE DESK

Jaffe has appeared on television and radio, been published worldwide in over 50 magazines and newspapers, and presented many programs as a design and marketing expert, including an extremely successful eight-week design seminar for the Smithsonian Institution in Washington, D.C. as well as representing the United States as keynote speaker at a thirteen nation design conference in Toulon, France.  Ronn Jaffe has been listed in Who’s Who in Corporate Executives, Who’s Who in Interior Design and The Yearbook of Experts, Authorities. And Spokespersons.  Ronn’s work has also been featured in many books such as FURNITURE …Architects’ and Designers’ Originals and the Jaffes’ own book  STYLEMATCH.

 

Ronn-and-Mars-Jaffe-at-the-SmithsonianThe Jaffes’, separately and as a team, have designed hundreds of pieces of furniture for their clients.  Ronn Jaffe continued during his renowned design career to produce and sell his art including paintings, portraits, drawings, prints, murals, sculpture, furniture, and rugs as well as hand-painted clothing, shoes, ties, pottery and glassware …and just about anything with a paintable surface.

 

 

"SLIT-EYE" by Ronn Jaffe

“SLIT-EYE” by Ronn Jaffe

RECENT WORK

Ronn retired his design firm in the mid 2000’s to devote his creative energies full time to his art.  He found his personal voice early on and continues prolifically on this journey inspired to expand the stylistic themes that characterize his work.

 

Jaffe’s work, as noted, is Contemporary, Conceptual and Narrative.  He employs his design training in many of his pieces creating complex scaled drawings for the production of intricate compositions and hand crafted stretchers for his bas-relief signature Mullticams, multi-canvas constructions, his art furniture and his sculpture.  Jaffe also works in series as a contemplative artist exploring a variety of stylistic approaches, themes and media also seen in his non-series work.

 

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“A GATHERING of those indoctrinated in millennia of belief”

Jaffe’s distinctive style is recognizable in the use of his signature Multicams and his Portoids which are negative openings or holes in the canvas which Jaffe defines as portals into the unconscious or unknown  …..”perhaps intriguing droplets of DNA, I immerse into Soupault’s water from the well of the unconscious.”
Ronn Jaffe is an Artist, Furniture Designer, Interior Architectural Designer, Entrepreneur, and Poet.  The scope of his multi-disciplinary talent is diverse. It includes paintings, portraits, drawings, sculpture, products and functional art/design.  Jaffe’s design virtuosity is reflected in his transition, as an experienced Artist and Furniture Designer, from more conventional furniture to furniture as dynamic Functional Sculpture.
Ronn Jaffe considers himself a creator, a seeker, a visionary -sharing his vision employing a range of artistic expression from light hearted humor to shock.  Jaffe believes it is the Artist’s role to lead, to be an agent of change, to employ the experience of art as liberation from the daily mundane, creating  transcendence to a more aesthetic and spiritual fulfillment.

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