Discover Local Artists: Students Collaboration

Collaboration, a concept created by artists Anthony Burks, Sr., Trina Slade-Burks and Barbara Cheives with educator Lea Jefferson, offers opportunities for art collectors and professionals to view art in an inhabitable space, alternative space or business.

Quenesha Hall is in 12th grade 12 Alexander W. Dreyfoos, Jr. School of the Arts. Her mixed media “The Forgotten” is 8 ¾” by 12 inches and priced at $195. Quenesha will be attending Palm Beach Atlantic College next year and hopes to major in art therapy.
Level Lawrence is in 12th grade 12 Alexander W. Dreyfoos, Jr. School of the Arts. His acrylic on canvas, “Watching You” is 36 by 48 inches, priced $1,300. Upon graduation, Level is very interested in pursuing a career as an illustrator or would love to work for a gaming company.
McKinley Wallace III
McKinley Wallace III is a presently a Junior at A.W. Dreyfoos School of the Arts. His main passion includes figurative work that tells a story; artwork that involves a memory of his or a subjects that a too difficult for him to express in words. By not being able to explain his thoughts through words, he manages to create a voice from his work. McKinley is very interested in joining his love for drawing with a medical career, perhaps as a medical illustrator. He intends to continue producing his personal art in his studio while pursuing his career.”
Raymond Burks
Raymond Burks is in 8th Grade at St. Juliana Catholic School. His artwork, “The Great Race” is a 22 ½ by 30 inches mixed media, priced at $360. Burks comes from four generations of artists in his family maternally and two generations paternally. “The Great Race” was inspired by artist Jacob Lawrence’s “Runner” and was created for a salute to the Harlem Renaissance program hosted by the sorority, Delta Sigma Theta. The piece represents happiness and fun in life that everyone should experience, Burks explains. His hope is to be accepted at Suncoast Community High School or Dreyfoos School of the Arts.

Its purpose is for artists to intermingle with buyers one on one and develop a personal relationship without a third party facilitator.


Discover Local Artists: At Briny Breezes

Briny Breezes Art League Show & Sale features work created by its artists in residence on March 20 and 21, from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.

Barbara Legrow
Barbara Legrow

Barbara Legrow is inspired by light and shadow. “In this particular painting, I was intrigued with the idea of light on the skin portrayed against a dark background,” she said. “I enjoy painting portraits of people and animals from photographs, however, this painting is a creation of my imagination.  Tango Lady reflects my love of dancing and, in particular, the Tango.”

“Tango Lady” is a pastel on paper 10 1/2 inches by 13 1/2 inches and priced at $125.
Darlene Erickson
Darlene Erickson

“Creating something beautiful is one of the highest forms of being human,” Darlene Erickson said. “The Greeks believed that when one is making art, poetry, or music, s/he is possessed by a god. That must be true because I experience amazement each time I create a beautiful canvas.”

“The Masks of Carnivale” is a 16-by-20-inch framed watercolor, priced at $450.
Jane Sheibenberger
Jane Sheibenberger

Jane Scheibenberger came to Briny Breezes about seventeen years ago and immediately found the Briny Art League. “My father-in-law was a well known painter in this area and he encouraged me,” she said. “The ocean, foliage, and flowers are inviting to paint.”

“Florida Sunflowers,” 21 by 24 inches, is a watercolor, priced at $350.

Briny Breezes, 5000 N. Ocean Blvd., Boynton Beach, is located on A1A just south of Woolbright Road. For information, call (561) 716-8028.

Discover Local Artists: Haitian Benefit at Clay Glass Metal Stone Gallery

Jupiter High School and PBAU Students Donate 137 Bowls to the Haitian Empty Bowl Fundraiser in Lake Worth.

The Artists of Palm Beach County are raising funds for the Haitian relief effort, by making and donating one-of-a-kind handmade bowls that will be sold on Saturday, March 20 from 10 a.m. – 5 p.m. Advance donations for the bowls are being taken at the Clay Glass Metal Stone Gallery at 605 Lake Avenue, Lake Worth.

Among the first of the artists to respond to the call were the Jupiter High School and Palm Beach Atlantic University students of ceramic artist Brian Kovachik. who have donated 137 bowls. The artists from the Clay Glass Metal Stone Gallery have also donated more than 100 bowls. The artist-members of the Ceramic League of the Palm Beaches and the Lighthouse center for the Arts also have pledged bowls. Children from Crosspointe Elementary, Royal Palm High School National Art Honor Society, Bak Middle School and Dreyfoos High School students are also participating.

Many of these bowls have been made by master artists who have practiced their craft for decades and on the day of the event, those wishing to purchase bowls will have a huge variety from which to choose.

Tickets for this event are on sale at Clay Glass Metal Stone Gallery at 605 Lake Avenue, downtown Lake Worth. Donations are $25 a bowl in advance, $80 for four bowls. On the day of the event, the donation request will be $35. The bowls will be chosen on a first come- first serve basis on the day of the event.

On the day of the event those purchasing bowls may take their bowls to participating restaurants and get a small sample of their foods. Participating restaurants are:

Cyber Café – 823 Lake Avenue – Samples of Haitian Food

Rotelli’s Pizza Pasta – 701 Lake Avenue

Dave’s Last Resort and Raw Bar- 632 Lake Avenue

The Pelican – 610 Lake Avenue

SOMA Café – 609 Lake Avenue

Downtown Pizza- 608 Lake Avenue

The Lake Worth Rum Shack- 606 Lake Avenue

The Java Juice Bar – 600 Lake Avenue

The Taco Lady- 7 North “L” Street

Paws on the Avenue – 525 Lake Avenue – Pet Treats

Nature’s Way Café – 517 Lake Avenue

La Bonne Bouche – 516 Lucerne

The Cottage – 522 Lucerne

Kilwin’s Chocolate and Ice Cream – 512 Lake Avenue

Havana Hideout – 509 Lake Avenue

TooJay’s Gourmet Deli – 419 Lake Avenue

Rita’s Italian Ice – 411 Lake Avenue

For advance tickets or more information, contact Joyce Brown at or call her at (215) 205-9441.

Discover Local Artists: Joan Lustig

Joan Lustig
Joan Lustig

North Palm Beach artist Joan Lustig’s show, “The Works,” is featured at the South Palm Beach Town Hall through March, with an opening reception on March 7 from 2-4 p.m.

Composition, color, shapes, placement, and surface all are important elements of her work, she said.

“Curve Series III,” acrylic on canvas, 24 by24 inches, $1,000

“In each medium in which I’ve worked, acrylic, monotype, collage, and jewelry design, composition has been the most important element, but layering and form have also had a role in my striving for a unique voice in the world of art.”

“Curve Series II,”- acrylic on canvas, -24″x24″, $1,000

The composition of her work is intuitive. It begins with inspiration, followed by ideas, mood, luck, imagination, and risk as she draws on her experiences to develop the piece. She aims to create works of art that are interactive, challenging the imagination of her viewers.

She studied at Brooklyn College where she was influenced by her instructors Mark Rothko, Ad Reinhardt, Barnett Newman and Jimmy Ernst.

South Palm Beach Town Hall is at 3577 South Ocean Blvd., South Palm Beach. After the reception, viewing is by appointment only. For information, call (561) 588-8889.