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.
Its purpose is for artists to intermingle with buyers one on one and develop a personal relationship without a third party facilitator.
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 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.”
“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.”
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.”
Briny Breezes, 5000 N. Ocean Blvd., Boynton Beach, is located on A1A just south of Woolbright Road. For information, call (561) 716-8028.
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 JClay6@aol.com or call her at (215) 205-9441.
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.
“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.”
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.