Starting Today, Lynn Morgan’s Pastels Show Us “Living The Vibrant Life” At Lake Park Library, With Opening Reception May 10th

Lynn Morgan’s Solo exhibit, “Living the Vibrant Life”, begins today, Wednesday, May 2nd, with a free, public Opening Reception on Thursday, May 10th at the Schuyler Gallery at the Lake Park Library. The Exhibit continues through Friday, June 29th. Represented by GalleryVibe in Naples, FL, Lynn is a nationally and locally acclaimed award winning artist and art instructor.  The title of her exhibit tells us all we need to know about Lynn’s outlook on life! The vibrancy of her colors dance and make us want to join in!

Lake Park Library 
529 Park Avenue    Lake Park, Fl 33403          561-635-0564

 

 

Lake Park Public Library

 

Features:

 

LYNN  MORGAN

 

Free, Public Opening Reception: 

Thursday, May 10 , 2018

 

5:30 – 7:30 pm

 

Free admission and Free Parking

 

Open Monday 9-6, Tuesday through Thursday 9-8, Friday 9-4 and Saturday 10-4

Exhibit will be on display May 2 – June 29, 2018

Lake Park Library 
529 Park Avenue    Lake Park, Fl 33403
561-635-0564

 

 

“Mission” by Lynn Morgan

 

 

 

The Friends of the Lake Park Library are pleased to announce a solo exhibition of original pastel paintings by well-known local artist Lynn Morgan.  Lynn is a signature member of the National Association of Women Artists, The Artists Guild of the Boca Raton Museum of Art, the Florida Artists Group (FLAG), Women in the Visual Arts and Artists of Palm Beach County.  She has exhibited widely locally, statewide and nationally, and has won many awards.  Lynn will be teaching pastel classes and workshops at the Lighthouse ArtCenter in Tequesta.  She is currently represented by GalleryVibe in Naples, FL.

 

 

For Lynn, creating art is an integral part of her philosophy of being consciously aware of the world around her.  Lynn has been creating art all her life.  Until her retirement from the corporate world, art was one of her hobbies, but it was the only hobby that she never tired of.  She knew that when she retired, she would reinvent herself as an artist, and that’s what she did.  By attending classes and workshops, she learned techniques that have evolved over the years from realistic renderings to a much more abstract style.  Lynn loves to travel the world and is considered quite the adventurer by her friends.  Her works are inspired by the sights and sounds of her travels to various parts of the world.

 

 

“Approaching Dream” by Lynn Morgan

 

 

Travel has become one of Lynn’s passions.  She started her travels with Hawaii, where she attended the University of Hawaii for one semester.  Since then she has returned to Hawaii with her daughter and also visited Tahiti, France, England, Switzerland, and several other European countries.  In recent years, she bicycled in Slovenia, Austria and Italy.  She hiked throughout Patagonia, including a visit to Cape Horn.  Also, she sailed the Dalmatian Islands in Croatia on a 41-foot sailboat.  Many paintings have been inspired by these adventures.

 

Lynn was born in a Detroit suburb, but has spent most of her life living in Florida.  She doesn’t paint a lot of Florida scenes because she says, “I see Florida scenery all the time.  What inspires me is scenery that I only get to see when I travel.”  Her early art experiences were orchestrated by her mother, a former student at the Parsons School in New York.  As a pre-teen, she was allowed to ride the city bus to downtown Detroit (imagine that!) by herself.  She would browse the stationary departments at the big department stores to find drawing paper.  As a teen, she began to paint with acrylics.  

Life took the marriage and career path, and those demands became primary.  Lynn has a Bachelor’s degree in Education and a Master’s degree in Human Resources Management.  She ultimately became a single mother, so the ability to support her daughter became the driving force in her life, although painting remained a hobby.  She tried flying a plane, playing guitar and piano, playing golf, SCUBA diving and sailing, but she always came back to painting.  

         

 

“William’s Garden” by Lynn Morgan

 

 

In later years, Lynn began painting with watercolors and took classes with Garri Katz, Barbara Nechis and Robbie Laird.  She also took art classes at Palm Beach State College where one of her instructors introduced her to pastels.  She was hooked on the look of the pastel sticks, the feel of the medium in her hand with no brush as a go-between, and the brilliant color that clings to the tooth of the paper.

 

When Lynn first began painting with pastels, she tried portraiture.  Although her portraits were well-received, she was drawn to non-objective art, and portraiture is about as far from non-objective art as you can get.  She began a period of figurative paintings, studying with Margaret Dyer, and her style evolved into a looser, more abstract one.  As her travels increased, Lynn began painting landscapes.  She has studied with Miroslav Antic, Terri Ford, Casey Klahn, Aline Ordman, Tony Allain and Jen Evenhus.  Her style continues to move toward more abstraction.  Lynn is now a full-time artist.  She exhibits both locally and nationally and has won awards.

 

“Wooded Roadside”  by Lynn Morgan

 

 

Lynn tells The Rickie Report, “Before I begin a painting, I already have an idea in my head about the subject matter.  That idea is often inspired by photos taken on one of my adventures, but it is always my intention to use photos only as an initial idea.  Since color is my primary passion, I will select a color palette based loosely on the subject but more on what colors I am in love with that day”.

“I begin with a loose sketch of my subject using a dark hard pastel.  Then I block in dark and light shapes with hard pastels, usually in a color complementary to my final color scheme, and usually with a very bright color for the lights.  At this point, I will wash over the entire underpainting with denatured alcohol which creates the lovely drips, splashes and patterns that I will incorporate into the finished painting”.

“The emotion of the painting begins with the application of soft pastel colors.   This is where I let my awareness of the beauty of brilliant color shine.  With every stroke of the pastel stick, I find delight in the tiny flecks of pure color that remain on the surface of the paper.  When I think the painting is complete, I leave it on the easel until the next day, when I will undoubtedly see adjustments or additions that need to be made.  I will study the piece and ask myself a series of questions about design and composition.  Does the work convey the emotion I felt when I saw the scene in person?  Does it convey the emotion I felt when I imagined the idea?  Depending upon my response to these questions, I will then make further adjustments or declare it complete and sign it.  My goal is that my work expresses my quest to consciously understand my spiritual self to participate in creating a personal and collective reality for the world around me”.

 

“Orange Woods” by Lynn Morgan

 

 

 

For more information about this exhibit, classes or other artwork, please contact Lynn:

Website: LynnMorganGallery.com

Facebook:  Lynn Morgan Fine Art

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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17019 SW Sapri Way   Port St. Lucie, FL 34986

 

Jean Williams’ SOLO Photography Exhibit at Lake Park Library Includes Palm Beach Post “Million Dollar Shot”

Jean Williams is a vibrant creative hailing from western New York State, now living in Florida.  Her photography was published by The Palm Beach Post and hailed as a “million dollar shot“.  Now everyone can enjoy Jean’s SOLO photography exhibit at the Lake Park Library. The exhibit is free and open to the public, with a reception to Meet The Artist on Wednesday, January 10th.  The Rickie Report shares the details and some sneak peeks.

 

 

 

Lake Park Library 
529 Park Avenue    Lake Park, Fl 33403
561-635-0564

 

 

 

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 FEATURES:

 

 

Jean Williams

SOLO  Photography Exhibit

Opening, Public Reception

Meet The Artist!

Wednesday January 10, 2018

6 –  8 pm

Exhibit will be on display January 10th-February 2, 2018

Lake Park Library 
529 Park Avenue    Lake Park, Fl 33403
561-635-0564

 

 

“West Palm Beach Scene”  Photography by Jean Williams

 

Jean Williams takes the viewer on a journey around the world with her!  Jean’s photography was quoted by the Palm Beach Post as being a “Million Dollar Shot.”  She holds two Associates and one Bachelor’s Degree, is the author of several books, her own handbag and created her own bespoke perfume line.  Jean’s photography and books have been featured nationally and locally on television and radio. Her photographic venues range from Florida, North Carolina, New York City (Soho), to Dallas, TX in the United States.

 

 

“West Ghana” Photography by Jean Williams

 

When Jean says, “My direction has a purpose”, you can feel her creative energy and you want to be part of it! She was guest speaker at the Universal Preservation Hall in Saratoga Springs, NY.  For her, it was a special privilege, as the granddaughter of the late Founder/Pastor Frank Gibson of Universal (Baptist Church) Preservation Hall, the Cultural Hub of Saratoga Springs, NY.  Jean spreads her love of life and all things creative wherever she goes!

 

 

 

 

“Veil of Judgement”  Photography by Jean Williams

 

 

Jean has been a trailblazer throughout her life, traveling to China, India, The Philippines, South Africa, West Africa, and many places in between. She is the proud mother of three sons, two daughters-in-law and ten grandchildren.  

 

 

For more information please email:  newine03@aol.com

 

 

 

 

 

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17019 SW Sapri Way   Port St. Lucie, FL 34986

Kenneth Earl Dempsey is Featured Artist At Art on Park Gallery

Kenneth Earl Dempsey shares his lifetime love of artistry with us as his artwork and poetry are featured at Art On Park Gallery in Lake Park, FL.  The public is invited to meet the artist and enjoy the Opening Reception on Friday, November 10th.  The exhibit continues through Nov. 24th.  In addition to his art and classical studies, Kenneth was a critical care Registered Nurse in Afghanistan and Iraq as a career Officer, bringing a new level of care to soldiers abroad fighting for our freedoms.  As we approach Veterans Day, The Rickie Report is honored to be publishing this article.  We need to see beyond the uniform and the battle to find the spark of creativity within. Here are the details and some sneak peeks.

 

 

 

800 Park Avenue    Lake Park, FL 33403

561.345.2842      www.artistsofpalmbeachcounty.com

 

 

 

 

APBC   Art On Park Gallery

 

 

Presents:

Kenneth Earl Dempsey

“Across the Pond and Back Again – Positano +50”

Opening Reception:

Friday, November 10th

5  – 8 PM

Free Admission, Free Parking

 

 

 

Kenneth spent his formative years in rural and semi-rural New England, witnessing the splendor of the four seasons, occasionally drawing insects and then later people and places. Periodically, Ken would take out pen or brush and record what he observed in natural landscapes. A product of Parochial schooling, Ken had a strong foundation in the classics and in a patriotic view of America.

 

 

Artwork by Kenneth Earl Dempsey

 

 

 

After his family moved to various parts of New York, Ken decided to attend Art School at New York Institute of Technology in Olde Westbury. In his third year, Ken decided to attend a summer session at the Positano Art Workshop on the Amalfi Coast south of Naples at age 19. This would be an artistic and emotional awakening as he travelled about Europe witnessing art and beauty everywhere, and vowing to learn those languages he was hearing, and to see more of the world! Ken is now fluent in German and very good in Italian, still reading, and now writing poetry, in these languages.

 

Artwork by Kenneth Earl Dempsey

 

 

 

The art education was interrupted after three years by his country’s call, when he entered the U.S. Air Force in support of the War in Southeast Asia. Putting brushes aside, Ken would serve for five years, ending up in Southern Italy once more, and picking up pencils and brushes in his spare time, doing watercolors and experimenting with oils, while listening to Russian and other Classical music.  The next two decades would be marked by studies and work in Health Care, as a Respiratory Therapist then Registered Nurse in several venues including San Francisco, South Florida, Nuremberg, Germany and San Antonio, Texas. Ken studied stained glass making in Erlangen, Germany, and sketched scenes from travels in Europe.

 

 

 

After marrying and having four wonderful children, Ken resumed his military career. The Critical Care would come to the fore as Ken was commissioned in the Air Force, eventually deploying to Afghanistan, Iraq and Germany as cart of a Critical Care Air Transport Team, treating and resuscitating critically injured soldiers and marines in several parts of Asia, and creating an Intensive Care Unit in the sky, in the back of C-130, C-141 and C-17 aircraft. In down time, Ken studied Afghan faces and sketched them in graphite and conte crayon, further developing his skills in drawing portraits. In Europe and Asia and North Africa, Ken would study and record faces of people and works in galleries.

 

Artwork by Kenneth Earl Dempsey

 

 

 

Witnessing the suffering in Central Asia, while repairing broken bodies and souls, Ken began to draw and paint, and eventually to write poetry in honor of his children and family, and to express the anguish of war. Poetry and art have become cathartic for the artist, enabling a deeper exploration of the human condition, in an attempt to understand human nature and suffering after having experienced horrific loss personally and in the wartime experiences. A book of poetry is soon to be released entitled ‘Death at 50,000 feet and other stories of war’, recounting true and personal experiences. Other volumes of poetry are in development including a personal journey through grief to hope, entitled ‘Lamentosa e Speranza . Other poems reflect upon the seasons and man’s responsibility to safeguard God’s great creation – the Earth. Ken has recently expanded to sculpture (“Wounded Warrior”) and after discovering Haiku, has begun to merge art and poetry with philosophy and nature in newer works exploring morality and meditation.

 

 

Ken continues to serve fellow veterans, after retiring from the USAF, working at a VA Medical Center, and lives with his family in Wellington, FL and part time in Maggie Valley, NC. Ken travels with wife, Karen, to Europe and other places whenever possible. Seeing the world as an essentially beautiful place, a gift from God, Ken continues to look optimistically at life and love, hoping to make a contribution to mankind while instilling respect for the environment and culture.

 

 

For more information about this exhibit, future exhibits, classes and workshops please visit:

www.artistsofpalmbeachcounty.com

 

 

 

 

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Marilyn Johansen Is Featured At “Portrait Of A Warrior” Exhibition

Marilyn Johansen is a Featured Artist at the “Portrait of a Warrior” Exhibition at Studio 18, presented by the City of Pembroke Pines Recreation and Cultural Arts Department and Nova Southeastern University Health Professions Division.  The public is invited to this exhibit, showcasing paintings honoring U.S. Military veterans.  The Opening Reception takes place on Friday, June 3rd and the Exhibit continues through July 14.  The Rickie Report shares Marilyn’s prolific artistry, the details of this Exhibit and another Exhibit taking place in Sunrise, FL commemorating Veteran’s Day and Marilyn’s acceptance into the ASAA 2016 International Aerospace Art Exhibition at the James C. Weston Gallery at the Arts Council of Greater Kalamazoo, Kalamazoo, MI.  Her zest for color and bringing deeper meaning to the viewer make her a popular instructor.  We urge you to not only see these exhibits, but connect with this internationally recognized artist who lives locally!

 

 

 

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“P O R T R A I T

OF   A

W A R R I O R”

 

Presented by the City of Pembroke Pines Recreation and Cultural Arts Department and Nova Southeastern University Health Professions Division

Opening Reception:

Friday June 3

 7-9 PM

Studio 18

1101 Poinciana Dr.       Pembroke Pines, FL 33025

The Exhibit is available June 3 – July 14

Gallery Hours:
Mon- Fri 8:30 AM – 5 PM
Sat. 10 AM – 2 PM

 

  “Soldier Series” in Sunrise, FL

October 8 Through November 26

 

Reception Date To Be Announced

 

City of Sunrise Cultural Arts Center

10610 W. Oakland Park Blvd.    Sunrise, Fl 33351
(just off of Nob Hill and Oakland Park)

 

For more further details please contact Marilyn: 954-943-5492 or marilynjohansen@gmail.com

 

Marilyn Phillips Johansen

 

 

“Soldier Series, War And Remembrance”

 

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“Leaving Quang Tri to Phu Bai”, by Marilyn Johansen

 

 

Local artist, Marilyn Johansen, of Lauderdale by the Sea has been honored with the acceptance of her work in the ASAA 2016 International Aerospace Art Exhibition at the James C. Weston Gallery at the Arts Council of Greater Kalamazoo, Kalamazoo, MI. Mrs. Johansen was one of the 36 artists from around the world whose work was selected from over 100 entries. The display opens June 1st and runs through July 25th. Her work, titled “Leaving Quang Tri to Phu Bai” depicts the conflict in Southeast Asia during the 1960s. The American Society of Aviation Artists was formed in 1986 to bring together, in one professional body, artists who are acknowledged leaders in the field for the purpose of recognizing and promoting interest in aviation art as a fine art form.

 

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Marilyn Johansen, “Marine 1968”

 

 

 

Artist members are selected by a group of their peers on the basis of their demonstrated abilities and experience. Membership currently numbers over 200 artists and associate members representing all corners of the United States. Foreign affiliates are also welcomed, with members hailing from a number of countries around the globe. The ASAA holds annual forums which cover a variety of subjects and valuable information for artists, collectors and aviation enthusiasts alike. This year’s Forum opens its six-day program in Kalamazoo on June 2nd.

 

 

 

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Marilyn Johansen, “WWII P38 Cadet”

 

 

 

Marilyn is proud to present a series of art work titled “Soldier Series, War and Remembrance”. She honors our US Military through time and events based on her strong connections of the past. Her father was a career military Air Force pilot who flew in WWII, Korea and Vietnam. She tells The Rickie Report, “I’m from’ the world’ as I lived from Brussels, Belgium to Okinawa to Georgia, Nevada, Colorado, Texas and Florida following my father’s assignments”.   Her husband served as a Marine in Vietnam and her nephew did a tour of duty in Afghanistan. These events are included in the paintings of her series to date. The series will continue to grow as she reaches out to family and friends who wish to honor their family members for their military service. The series began with a painting to honor her husband’s service during the Vietnam War. This painting has three elements: a letter, a photo and the American Flag. The painting is currently in Kalamazoo, Michigan at the American Society of Aviation Artist Exhibition. The second painting speaks to her father’s experience as a WWII POW. A P-38 pilot in WWII, he was shot down on his 43rd mission and ended up a POW at Stalag Luft III (site of the Great Escape). Attending some of the reunions of these POW’s, Marilyn has gained deeper insights into the drive and seriousness of these men, now in their nineties. She took a photo and painted these four men watching a film made about their own experiences as POW’s. They were first held in one of Hitler’s Concentration Camps before being ‘saved’ and sent to Stalag Luft III POW camp.

 

 

 

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Marilyn Johansen, “Soldiers”

 

 

 

Marilyn uses different styles to change the feeling of each painting for the viewer. Continuing with WWII, she painted her Father at age 20 as a WWII Army Air Corps Cadet. He graduated from flight school at Luke Field in 1942 and served under General Jimmy Doolittle in North Africa. In order to honor all WII veterans, she read about the Honor Flights which provide WWII veterans the opportunity to fly to Washington and other sites to see the monuments and museums left in their memory. Another painting is of a group of kids at the Fort Lauderdale Airport waiting to welcome home the WWII veterans from their trip to Washington DC to see the WWII Memorial. It bridges the generations.  She used yet another style of painting to illustrate her husband’s service in Vietnam in 1968.  Photos of her nephew were sent to celebrate his service in Afghanistan in 2012.  Marilyn’s painting styles vary as much as the wars and places and details themselves. She captures commitment, service and sacrifice in each of her presentations.

 

 

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Marilyn Johansen, “Pause To Refresh”

 

 

Marilyn Johansen paints in all mediums but concentrates on watercolor and mixed media.  She is a popular instructor at ArtServe in Fort Lauderdale. As an award-winning artist, she reflects the skills necessary to challenge her students toward higher accomplishments, new techniques and continuing interest. She tells The Rickie Report, ” As a former school teacher, I’m able to present these skills and challenges in an environment that will create interest and effort through my ability to teach by creating the best possible learning environment. I do art demonstrations, teach workshops, judge art exhibitions and coordinate art exhibitions”.

 

 

 

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Marilyn Johansen, “Landing”

 

 

 

 

Marilyn is a Signature Member of Gold Coast Watercolor Society, Miami Watercolor Society and Palm Beach Watercolor Society. She has memberships with several local, state and national watercolor organizations and competes in local, state, national and international art shows. Marilyn recently served as President for Gold Coast Watercolor and Florida Watercolor Societies.

 

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Marilyn Johansen, “Running Man”

 

 

You can view Marilyn’s art:

www.marilynjohansen.com

Facebook: The Art of Marilyn Johansen
https://www.facebook.com/The-Art-of-Marilyn-Johansen-217657328406928/?ref=br_rs

For more information:

Marilyn Johansen (954) 943-5492
marilynjohansen@gmail.com

 

 

 

 

For more information about:

ASAA 2016 International Aerospace Art Exhibition at the James C. Weston Gallery at the Arts Council of Greater Kalamazoo, Kalamazoo, MI.

Marilyn Johansen OR Nanette O’Neal

1900 S. Ocean Blvd. #9E ASAA Executive Secretary
Lauderdale by the Sea, FL 33062 581 Airport Rd.
(954) 943-5492 

Email: Marilynjohansen@gmail.com
Email asaacontact@asaa-avart.org
Website: www.asaa-avart.org

 

 

 

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Rickie Leiter, Publisher

The Rickie Report

P.O.Box 33423

Palm Beach Gardens, FL 33420

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561-537-0291

Artisans On The Ave Invites You To “6 Women Inspired”, A Multi-Media Exhibition

Artisans On The Ave gallery invites everyone to a new exhibit, “6 Women Inspired”, showcasing the creative works of Barbara Bailey, Susan Peck, Mary Ellen Dohrs, Ebba Tinwin, Doris Gilden and Edrian Thomidis.  A Free, Opening Reception takes place on Friday, May 20th.  Enjoy the refreshments and meeting each of these outstanding artists!  The Rickie Report shares some sneak peeks and all of the details. When you visit the 3 showrooms within the gallery you will be amazed at the selection of the exquisite art from over 40 artists the gallery features.

 

 

 

 

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Artisans On The Ave

630 Lake Avenue       Lake Worth, Florida 33460
561-582-3300     561-762-8162

“6 Women Inspired”

Opening Reception:

Friday, May 20, 2016

6:00 – 9:00 PM

Free and Open to the Public

Enjoy the refreshments!  Meet the artists!

 

 

 

Gallery Hours:

Open 7 days a week
Monday thru Saturday 11am – 9pm
Sunday 11am – 6pm

 

 

 

Artisans On The Ave Gallery is featuring six women artists including: Barbara Bailey, Susan Peck, Mary Ellen Dohrs, Ebba Tinwin, Doris Gilden, and Edrian Thomidis. For centuries women have proved their strength and talents in a variety of ways. The women artists of Artisans On The Ave Gallery are no exception.

 

 

 

Each of these artists have discovered the arts in a personal way in her life.  Her calling may have appeared as a little girl drawing with the vast rainbow of exciting colors and creating masterpieces.  Maybe she had to put her art career on hold as she raised her family, making being the best mother to her family her priority. She might have stayed in the background of her partner’s career as she silently dreamed of someday having her name in lights. Then the timing in her life allowed her the opportunity to show the world her talents and share her exciting creations to everyone.

 

 

Meet The 6 Women Inspired:

 

 

#1 Barbara McKee Bailey

 

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“Stealth Code” by Barbara McKee Bailey

Barbara McKee Bailey graduated Cum Laude from Mount St. Mary’s College in New York and studied the medium of watercolor at the Jacaruso Studio in Rhinebeck, New York. After operating a successful Bed and Breakfast business in the Hudson Valley Barbara has used her talents to create original art. Using both acrylics and mixed media and currently working in various procedures her abstract art has won several awards throughout various locations in Florida.

 

 

 

 

 

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“Water Dance” by Barbara McKee Bailey

After years of painting representational art Barbara decided to experiment with non-representational art and suddenly found her new passion with the freedom this technique offers. She can alter the conception of reality using forms, shapes, textures, patterns, and colors. Barbara can express how “Spring” feels using this medium with the intention of continuing to explore and create within this venue

 

 

 

#2  Susan Peck

 

 

 

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Handpainted Silk Scarf by Susan Peck

 

Visual artists have their own interpretation of the world by taking on a romantic view of the wonders of nature. Gardens, flowers and foliage inspire Susan Peck’s fascination with color. The pieces she creates celebrate the gorgeous hues and vibrancy of her surroundings with the intention of delight.

 

 

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Wearable Art Purse by Susan Peck

 

 

Her lovely unique one-of-a-kind creations of wearable art bring a sense of joy and happiness to the proud owner who admires and wears her art. Each of Susan’s pieces are original and made by hand. Her silk scarves and purses are truly a delight to wear and enjoy. Susan also creates canvas pieces that will look beautiful in your home and will be quite the conversation piece.

 

 

 

#3 Mary Ellen Dohrs

 

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“Sumos” by Mary Ellen Dohrs

 

 

Mary Ellen Dohr’s joy of sculpturing comes from the luxurious feel of terra cotta in her hands and the creation of turning her thoughts into finished forms.  A lifetime of experience in other disciplines as an artist influenced her progression to her success as a sculptor. After graduating in Industrial Design from Pratt Institute, she became the first woman in General Motors Styling and later continued her career in product design for large named industry clients.

 

 

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“Lydia” by Mary Ellen Dohrs

Industrial Design to sculpture was an easy transition, basically similar in the use of volume, form and color. But it was the tactile quality that made it so attractive. The expression of movement and vitality appear in all of her works”. The strength of her sculpture is in the energy expressed. She delights in tackling all subject matter including forms that range from aggressive, and masculine to quiet inner calm and peaceful female figures. “In art works, just as in life experiences, there should always be a place for whimsy and a good laugh as evidenced by silly pots and ubiquitous frogs. Each day brings a new opportunity to create something beautiful out of this simple material… mud”.

 

 

#4 Ebba TinWin

 

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“Wildlife Refuge” by Ebba TinWin

Ebba grew up by the wind and waves of the Baltic Sea in Northern Germany. Before settling in the United States, Ebba spent seven years in her husband’s native country of Burma (now Myanmar) in Southeast Asia. Many of her collages were inspired by the vibrant colors of the Orient. Ebba holds a MA in education, but her passion has always involved the arts. Her career includes managing an expressive art gallery and the precise instruction involving collage art using her adventures of world traveling and memories to tell a visual story on paper.

 

 

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“Marsh At Dusk” by Ebba TinWin 

 

An avid beachcomber, Ebba enjoys turning what she finds into unique creations. She presents her beach glass designs with pride, delighting in each piece as a true gift of Nature. The translucent colors of what the magnificent ocean washes ashore are then made by hand into a forever piece of jewelry to be worn and loved. No two pieces are ever alike so each one is an original work of art. Ebba also takes her talents to canvas and paints in a variety of different styles including abstract.

 

 

 

 

#5  Doris Gilden 

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“From The Heart” by Doris Gilden

Doris’s one of a kind ceramic creations are the culmination of an artistic career that was inspired from studying fashion design and illustration to interior design and decorating. Doris’s personalized creations of boutique leather handbags have been sold in high-end specialty and department stores. She decided to explore ceramics as a medium for artistic expression. Working with green-ware and slip, Doris creates unique vessels, plates, and vases using her fashion background as the inspired motif of elegant women and their silhouettes on her ceramics, which she considers her canvas. To create her three-dimensional finished product she uses a selection of numerous materials with her clay. Enjoying and incorporating a variety of techniques Doris uses lace, fabrics, 14K gold, platinum, gold foil and crystals into her ceramic art.

 

 

 

 

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Mixed Media by Doris Gilden

 

 

 

Doris is a member of Women in the Visual Arts and the National Organization of Women Artists. She has displayed and sold her art in a number of venues.  One of the thrills of working with ceramics is that she is never entirely sure of how something will look once it is fired, and The sense of surprise motivates Doris as an artist. Her daily purpose is to create new and unique techniques and continue to grow as an established woman artist.

 

 

 

# 6  Edrian Thomidis 

 

 

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“Don’t Feed The Monster” by Edrian Thomidis

 

 

 

Edrian Thomidis’ career took a complete turn, for her to become the artist that she is today. Her expertise and skills of owning and operating a graphic design studio allowed her to design websites for some of the most notable Fortune 500 companies where her work was seen all over the world. Digital media, websites and online ad campaigns have used her many illustrations.

 

 

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“Young Warrior” by Edrian Thomidis

She then discovered a new passion in ceramics and expresses herself through her artistic creations. Thoughts and feelings evolve in a creative way and document a slice of her life. Currently fostering her creative spirit to produce work that is expressive, whimsical yet slightly odd. Her figurative ceramics and mixed media are all about storytelling with characters that are influenced by her interest in children’s books, time specific stories and personal growth. Each detail has personal meaning, but viewers can interpret and connect with each piece in their own unique way. Edrian’s hand built and uniquely glazed ceramics and sculptures are enjoyed and loved by each of her many collectors and admirers.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Visit this opening night for an evening of fun.

Meet the artists!!!

View our wonderful art and enjoy yourself!

 

For more information:

Artisans On The Ave
Owners
Betty Wilson
Linda Manganaro

561-582-3300     or        561-762-8162

www.ArtisansOnTheave.com

 

 

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Jim Campbell Is Featured Artist At Spanish River Gallery

Well-known artist, Jim Campbell, will be showing his oil paintings and acrylic paintings in the Friends Art Gallery at the Spanish River Library in Boca Raton. This collection will include favorites from his travels abroad and some still-life compositions completed in his studio.  This Free Exhibit is Open to The Public during regular hours from May 8th through June 25th.  The Rickie Report shares some sneak peeks and the details.

 

 

 

 

 

Fine  Art  by  Jim  Campbell

 

 

May 8 – June 25, 2016

 

 

Friends Art Gallery

Spanish River Library & Community Center

bocalibraryfriends.org

1501 NW Spanish River Blvd.      Boca Raton, FL 33431

561.393.7852

Free Event

 

 

Hours:

Monday-Thursday 9:00 a.m. – 9:00 p.m.
Friday & Saturday 9:00 a.m.-6:00 p.m.
Sunday noon – 6:00 p.m.

 

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“Italia” By Jim Campbell

 

 

 

 

A World War II Army veteran, Jim used the GI Bill to attend the Maryland Institute College of Art in Baltimore, Maryland. He graduated in 1953 and embarked upon a 30-year career as an interior decorator.  He was also a classical music radio announcer and a travel tour manager. Jim went to night school to study languages and is fluent in conversational French, German, Italian, and Spanish.

 

 

 

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“Mostar Bridge II” by Jim Campbell

 

 

 

Jim is a member of the Boca Raton Museum of Art and a former member of the Delray Art League, where he served three years as Membership Committee Chair. He is a former member of the Boca Museum Artists’ Guild, the Lake Worth Art League and the Naples Art League.

 

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“Chinese Painting” by Jim Campbell

 

 

 

 

Jim Campbell tells The Rickie Report, “Although I have done many things in my life, painting is my passion”! Jim’s style is colorful, somewhat impressionistic and reflects old world charm.

 

 

 

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“What A View” by Jim Campbell

 

 

As a result of his worldwide travels and painting “on the go,” Jim’s paintings are hanging in private homes and businesses all over the world. He has had several one-man exhibitions at the former Governors Club in West Palm Beach, Boca Raton City Hall, Science of the Mind, Sugar Sand Park Community Center, The Harid Conservatory, James A. Rutherford Community Center and the Delray Beach Library.

 

 

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“Pewter Plate” by Jim Campbell

 

 

 

 

He has also participated in various juried shows with the Boca Raton Artists’ Guild, WITVA, NLAPW and the Delray Art League.  Jim also has two paintings on permanent display at the Boca Raton Regional Hospital – one in the Lynn Women’s Health & Wellness Institute and one in the Lynn Cancer Institute.

 

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“Moulin Rouge” by Jim Campbell

 

 

For more information about Fine Art by Jim Campbell
561-213-5307 (Cell)  Jim471927@gmail.com

To see more of Jim’s paintings
Visit  www.fineartamerica.com   Click on “Artist”

 

 

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Al Rojas’ Artistic Path Generates Abstract Imagery With Figurative Human Images

Alvaro (Al) Rojas, born in Colombia S.A., moved with his family at the age of ten to Astoria, Queens N.Y.  He attended Jacksonville University and Florida International University (FIU), including art classes. At FIU, where he graduated with a Bachelor in Engineering, a class on art critique set Al on a 40 year path to develop his art and techniques. Groups of geometric and figurative forms on abstract backgrounds or cityscapes are the main theme of Al’s works. His goal is for viewers to see an interesting color combination, a new line or form and to have their imaginations stimulated. The Rickie Report is pleased to share an interview with this innovative creator and some of his award-winning images.

 

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Art for Al has been a way to take time out of the corporate world and has been a source of reflection and tranquility. His art provides a different perspective for his daily activities were he can explore his inner thoughts and organize his life’s direction.

 

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“Absinthe Drinker” by Al Rojas

 

TRR: How did you begin creating your artwork?

 AR:

I’ve been drawing from childhood, imitating an uncle who liked drawing, but it wasn’t until college where I attended a couple of art classes and began to seriously paint. One class in particular was about art critique and it set me off on an exploratory path for the following 40 years that eventually lead to the works that I create today.

 

 

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“Yellow Panel” by Al Rojas

 

 

TRR: What inspired you at that time?

AR:

 

I believe it was the teacher who challenged me to question what it was I was doing and search for my own art identity.

 

 

 

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“Intaglios” by Al Rojas

 

 

 

TRR: What inspires you now?

AR:

I was influenced by a number of 20th century movements, primarily cubism and sub-realism; these periods in art have shaped my imagery. Abstract expressionism and other later movements have influenced the process of my works, giving me the freedom to experiment with a limited number of materials to create compositions seen by my mind’s eye.

 

 

My main source of inspiration have been my life’s experiences, growing up Colombia and Queens N.Y., my schooling, and working and traveling throughout the Americas during my corporate career, come to be incorporated and manifested in my art. I still continue to search and understand what it is that I do and why I do it; this search is what inspires me the most.

 

 

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“Silent Morning” by Al Rojas

 

 

 

TRR: Tell us about your life story.

AR:

After a couple of art classes in college, I dedicated myself to getting an Engineering degree and later a Masters degree. For the past 40 years my engineering and business career was my primary driver and focus… creating 2D works was a secondary activity that helped me escape the pressure of work, especially in the last ten years.  One aspect of my working life that did help my artistic work was the large amount of traveling all over Latin America, US and Canada that I did. These experiences provided a great deal of visual stimulus and long periods of time to develop ideas that I used during the time I had for painting.

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“Losing My Religion” by Al Rojas 

 

 

 

 

TRR  Did you try other mediums?

AR:

I have concentrated on using acrylics, because they provide the results that work best with the process I have developed..they complement the process very well and with a few tools, some pencils, some use of ink and watercolors provide the best combination of mediums I can find. I originally tried oil painting, followed by ink and water colors. It was the watercolors and an exploration of the medium that led to acrylics.

 

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“Windows” by Al Rojas

 

 

 

 

 

 

TRR: What led you to your current style?

AR:

I am interested in creating images and form without any pre-conception of the outcome. The works are process-oriented and I let the intermediate results guide me to a finished work. I start by floating various liquid mediums, such as ink, acrylic ink, watercolors and acrylics in water on a vertical pane of glass, manipulating the effects and adding (drawing or painting) or removing (scratching / ripping) areas of the work in process. I primarily use an eye dropper to place the liquid mediums on the glass trying to be as controlled as possible to create areas that can be used to build space, images, buildings or figures. If the medium gets out of control, I scratch/etch it to make lines and forms, eventually developing a complete composition.

 

 

 The composition develops from floating the acrylic ink and letting time and gravity start the creative process. As the “puddles” dry, I can visualize what the next step is and take it step by step bringing out line, figure(s), background / foreground and space.  Once I finish the wet process, I cover the results with a clear acrylic medium. Once the acrylic medium dries, I cut it up into additional shapes, paint over it and lift it from the glass for further painting on the back side prior to mounting it on a Plexiglas panel or paper.

 

 

 

My works attempt to balance the abstract with the representational, colorful at times with geometric forms to assist in putting order to the composition. Due to what seems as a chaotic process, I tend to produce primarily abstract imagery, but as I control the process, I have been able to produce representational/figurative images, primarily human figures.

 

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“Galactic Cemetery” by Al Rojas

 

 

TRR: Have you seen your style change over the years? What has influenced any changes?

AR:

 

Yes, from very abstract works that looked like early satellite imagery with little to no composition, I have moved to a more controlled results that have better composition and balance. I strongly feel the need to control the results of a very chaotic process, in order to show that the finished work was done with a good deal of conscientious effort and not just a total random result…that the work has an intellect behind it and not just something that looks pretty.

 

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“Ace, King, Queen” by Al Rojas

 

 

 

 

TRR:  What advice do you give to an emerging artist?

AR:

 

Works of art are not a slam dunk, just because you have a good technique or ease of hand and skill. You have to work at it to try to understand what it is you are trying to achieve and why.

 

 

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“Shaman Pointing The Way” by Al Rojas

 

 

 

TRR: What is most challenging as an artist?

AR:

 

After completing a work that takes me to a new point/level, starting a new one is the most challenging. The “what now” or “what next” question can really be difficult to overcome and get going again.

 

 

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“Pixelating Sky” by Al Rojas

 

 

 

 

TRR: Where can people find your work?

AR:

I hope people will visit Art On Park Gallery, visit the website, my Facebook Page and contact me.

 

http://www.artistsofpalmbeachcounty.com/

 

Email Al Rojas: adrojas987@aol.com

 

Website link – http://www.artistsofpalmbeachcounty.com/#!al-rojas/c20za

Facebook link – https://www.facebook.com/alvaro.rojas.92123

 

General Overview of Exhibitions:

City of Palm Beach Gardens – GardensArt Exhibit – Spring 2006 Juried Art Exhibition
Boca Raton Museum of Art, Artist’ Guild – 2006 Winter Open Juried Art Exhibition
Boca Raton Museum of Art, Artist’ Guild – 2007 Summer Open Juried Art Exhibition
ArtAvox Spring, 2007, 2008, 2009
Boynton Beach Art in Public Places – Carolyn Sims Center, Summer 2008
Boca Raton Sugar Sand, Art in Public Places – Winter 2008, Juried Art Exhibition
Armory Art Center, Inc. Hispanic Heritage Exhibition February, 2009
City of Palm Beach Gardens – GardensArt Exhibit Spring 2010 Juried Art Exhibition
Lighthouse for the Arts – Multiple Sins Summer 2010 Juried Art Exhibition
Continuum West Palm Beach – 2016 and 2014, Juried Art Exhibition
Art on Park Gallery – numerous exhibits 2012 – 2016

 

 

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Galleria Gilda Gallery Features Barbra Ellison “Trois Visages De France” And Introduces Adult Coloring Class

Galleria Gilda in Lake Worth invites you to an exhibit with Barbra Ellison from Virginia  on January 18th called “Trois Visages De France”. A former Pro-Market Representative for Canon USA, Barbra has traveled the nation and the world.  This Exhibit shares selected images from Paris, and the regions of Burgundy, and Loire. These images were processed and will be presented in 3 different ways through a variety of mediums. Barbra will be doing a presentation that evening, before the Exhibit opens.  The Gallery is also introducing an Adult Coloring Class on Friday, January 15th, with all materials supplied. Participants will have the opportunity to have their coloring exhibited.  The Rickie Report shares the details and some images here.  

 

 

 

 

Galleria  Gilda  

2211 North Dixie Highway    Lake Worth, FL 33460

 

 

Invites You:

 

“Trois Visages De France”

(Three Faces of France)  

Featuring Barbra Ellison

 

Monday, January 18th

Artist Lecture  6:30 pm  

Exhibit Opening  7 – 9 pm

 

 

 

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Barbra Ellison tells The Rickie Report, “In 2013, I traveled to France with my sister to honor my husband Michael, by visiting some of the areas that he lived as a child. During the journey, I documented churches, abbeys and neighborhoods of northern France, enjoying the time with my sister, as well as observing the culture and beauty of the countryside”.

 

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“Golden Girl” by Barbra Ellison

 

 

 

The selection of images from France cover three specific areas – Paris, and the regions of Burgundy and Loire, “Three Faces of France”. These images were processed and presented in three different ways, through a variety of mediums. The first series consists of scenes enhanced by the choice of Japanese paper, printed to create a softness through the torn edges and fibers that run through the scene. Traveling to the second group, the images were printed in black and white on French watercolor paper, and then hand colored with pastels to create the feeling of years gone by, reminders of the turn of the century chalk paintings. The final group consists of images that were printed on hand painted backgrounds of gold. All three groups of images were hand torn and floated on matching backdrops to maintain the simplicity of the images.

 

 

 

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“La Galerie de L’Opera” by Barbra Ellison

 

 

 

Barbara Ellison has been fortunate to be able to combine five loves– photography, art, gardening, travel and teaching – into her work. While a Pro-Market Representative for Canon USA for twenty-six years, she traveled throughout the US, lecturing and instructing on various photographic topics such as botanical and macro photography, printing and alternative processes. She covered events including presidential inaugurals, the Kentucky Derby and U.S. Open Tennis in addition to photographing travel, nature and the landscape.

 

 

 

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“Cool Dog” by Barbra Ellison

 

 

 

Barbra continues to teach workshops on art and photography, specializing in location shoots, botanical imagery and creative printing. She has shown her work in galleries throughout the East Coast and in various books and publications. She continues to create mixed media pieces at her home in Virginia.

 

For more information about Barbra Ellison:

www.barbarajellison.com

or

imagesbyellison@earthlink.net

 

 

 

ADULT  COLORING:

 

 

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For more information about this Exhibit, the Adult Coloring Event or Galleria Gilda, please contact:

Jackee Swinson
info@artinfl.org
www.artinfl.org
561-714-4871

 

 

 

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Brigitte Balbinot New Works are Featured at AR Gallery in Delray Beach

Brigitte Balbinot says, “Painting isn’t what I do it is simply who I am”.  Her abstract art pieces evoke an emotional response within each viewer.  Her newest collection, “Imperfection” will be featured at AR Gallery in Delray Beach’s Artists Alley.  The Rickie Report gives you a sneak peek and the details here. 

 

 

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AR Gallery

Artists Alley Delray Beach

Features

Brigitte Balbinot

 “Imperfection”

showcasing new works 

 

February 6, 2015

 

Opening Reception 6-9 pm

AR Gallery – Artists Alley
340-D NE 4th Street      Delray Beach, FL 33444

Gallery Hours

Monday, Tuesday, Friday, Saturday   12-5 PM

Third Thursday of Each Month   6-9 PM

And By Appointment
We will open our doors for you and your guests with a phone call  9AM-9PM

Tel.: 561.444.9989 | 561.289.4542

 

 

 

Brigitte Balbinot tells us, ” When I create, it is my way to communicate with the world. With each painting, there is a special dialogue that is intimate. I aim to provoke an emotional reaction in the viewer. Sometimes it is in the form of a question; sometimes it is simply a feeling or a mood that comes about. Regardless of its interpretation, I strive to inspire”.

 

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“Bamboo II” by Brigitte Balbinot

 

 

“I favor abstract painting and use a minimalistic approach in my work. To me simplicity is about bringing order to complexity. When the work is streamlined, it enables the mind to expand. Only then can imagination happen. I love depth and textures, they remind me of what once was”.

 

"Wasabi" by Brigitte Balbinot

“Wasabi” by Brigitte Balbinot

 

 

“The philosophy Wabi-Sabi from the Zen Buddhist culture that is centered on the acceptance of transience and imperfection plays a definite role in my creative process. My paintings sometimes appear to be “scarred” and “worn”, survivors of a long journey having a story to tell… Working with oil paint, pigments and various mediums allow me to create a work that is rich in substance and interesting to look at. I prefer to work large as it creates a stronger focal point that captures the viewer’s attention”.

 

 

"Japan" by Brigitte Balbinot

“Japan” by Brigitte Balbinot

 

 

Brigitte Balbinot, Artist, was born in Lausanne, Switzerland.  Over the years, she  traveled extensively throughout Europe, Asia and Africa. These experiences have contributed to define her as an Artist.  In 1988, a visit in Paris was a turning point. At the Pompidou Museum, the discovery of Salvador Dali’s work “The Persistence of Memory”, in which melting watches rest in an eerily calm landscape inspired her to create art that  convey self-reflection, emotional response and inspiration.

 

"Windmill" by Brigitte Balbinot

Windmill” by Brigitte Balbinot

 

“My work  is about feelings and emotions”  she says. The use of textures, juxtaposition of numerous layers of paint and special pigments  contribute to add depth and light to her paintings which are meant to be interesting, complex and simple all at the same time.

 

 

"Lost Civilization" by Brigitte Balbinot

“Lost Civilization” by Brigitte Balbinot

 

 

Brigitte’s work is part of  private collections and commercial collections in North America and Europe.  The Artist divides her time between her two studios located in South Florida and the province of Quebec. Her paintings have garnered awards and accolades wherever she has exhibited.

 

 

"My Little Dragon" by Brigitte Balbinot

“My Little Dragon” by Brigitte Balbinot

 

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"Scripture" by Brigitte Balbinot

“Scripture” by Brigitte Balbinot

 

For more information please contact Brigitte Balbinot, Artist at   561.324.8744

Please visit www.brigittebalbinot.com  or https://www.facebook.com/BrigitteBalbinotFineArtGallery

 

 

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Peggy Greenfield Exhibits at Whitespace Collection’s Booth at ArtPalmBeach and at “Contempo” at the Lighthouse ArtCenter

Whether working with a camera, clay, paint, found objects or torn paper, Peggy Greenfield finds the act of creating art to convey ideas and express feelings challenging and fascinating. Known for her ceramic sculptures and abstract paintings, this year, first in California and now in here in Florida, Ms. Greenfield’s photography has come to the fore. This month Ms. Greenfield’s work will be featured by Whitespace Collection at Art Palm Beach (Booth # 715)  and at “Contempo” at Lighthouse ArtCenter in Tequesta. The Rickie Report shares some views of her work and all the details here.

 

PEGGY GREENFIELD

 

at

ArtPalmBeach

Whitespace Collection (Booth #715)

Wednesday January 21 To Sunday, January 25th

Palm Beach County Convention Center

650 Okeechobee Blvd.  W.Palm Beach, FL 33401 

and at

“Contempo”

Exhibit Continues through March 7th

Lighthouse ArtCenter Museum & Gallery

373 Tequesta Drive     Tequesta, FL 33469

 

 

 

"Glitz" by Peggy Greenfield

“Glitz” by Peggy Greenfield

 

 

As a photographer, Ms. Greenfield has traveled extensively throughout the world and photographed everyday events, objects and scenes that excite her imagination. She’s done the same in her own neighborhoods — for instance, the round photographs above were taken on a sunny afternoon on Flagler Drive in West Palm Beach. Her concept is to select from her extensive files of photographs groups of images that together form master ideas. As a cell, each image is a sliver of reality, but shown together they create a unified story: a time; a place; a feeling; an emotion; an experience; an impression. The aggregated photographs are intended to be sculptural, as the colors and patterns of a collection of prints shape a more visceral dialogue.

 

 

 

"Fantasy" by Peggy Greenfield

“Fantasy” by Peggy Greenfield

 

 

Each of the works on exhibition at both ArtPalmBeach and the Lighthouse ArtCenter is an original, signed, limited edition aggregate comprised of from four to as many as twenty-four archival pigment prints. The images are either heat fused onto aluminum or, alternatively, printed onto acid-free paper and framed. In his critical survey of contemporary artists, “Learning to See,” Bruce Helander describes Ms. Greenfield’s work as the product of “pushing creative barriers” by an “informed imagination,” demonstrating a “willingness to explore risk with the nuances of her art.”

 

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“AUGPILATOQ” by Peggy Greenfield

 

 

Ms. Greenfield studied art at Wesleyan University (Middletown, CT) and Dickinson College (Carlisle, PA); and at workshops in Santa Fe (NM), the Armory Art Center (Florida) and Anderson Ranch (Colorado). She earned a master’s degree in communications from Cornell University, a bachelor’s degree from Brooklyn College, and studied at Exeter College, Oxford University, England. In addition, she holds a law degree from Dickinson Law School and is admitted to practice before the Supreme Court of the United States and other state and federal courts.

 

 

"Exuberance" by Peggy Greenfield

“Exuberance” by Peggy Greenfield

 

Prior to attending law school Ms. Greenfield taught at Cornell University (NY) and Wesleyan University (CT). In 1999, after many years of practicing law in Philadelphia, she and her husband, Richard D. Greenfield, formed the law firm of Greenfield & Goodman, LLC.

 

 

 

Since 2004, Ms. Greenfield has concentrated solely on her art. Her work is in private and prominent public collections, including the University of California, CitiBank and the Davison Art Center of Wesleyan University (CT). She has studios in Florida and California and has exhibited at one-person and group shows in the United States and New Zealand. In 2014 her photography was featured in one-person shows at Smith-Andersen North Gallery in California and at PNC in Florida.

 

For more information about Peggy’s artwork, please contact: www.whitespacecollection.com

 

 

 

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