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Thursday, December 9, 2010
Local Art Classes Open House in Boca Raton for All Ages at The Art School of the Boca Raton Museum of Art

A lot of the fun of going to see an exhibition can come from the inspiring ideas that an artist gets when they see another’s work. I know that at Art Basel Miami Beach last week, a lot of people were discussing how they could utilize new techniques and materials they saw there, in their own work, which is why it is so valuable to have The Art School working in collaboration with the Boca Raton Museum of Art.

Open to the community, The Art School offers classes in all manner of fine arts disciplines:

  • 3-D (assemblage, fiber art, collage, mixed media)
  • Drawing (children’s book illustration, fashion illustration, figure)
  • Jewelry (casting, fabrication, lapidary)
  • Painting (china & tile, encaustic, figure, portrait, watercolor)
  • Photography (camera basics, fine art, Photoshop,)
  • Sculpture (clay,stone, wheel-throwing) 
  • Print (monoprint)
  • And many others…

This December 12th from 12:30 – 3:30 PM, The Art School will be hosting its Open House. You can come and meet the teachers and see examples of work from their previous classes.

The classes are quite affordable and many are taught by working artists who have earned their M.F.A. It is important that the teachers be active in their respective circles. For example, Susan Hanssen won The Gold Award from the Florida Watercolor Society for their 2010 exhibition.

Either beginner or professional can take part in one of the 100 weekly classes or lectures, as well as 40 weekend workshops. Lifetime learners and weekend warriors alike can benefit from the flexible schedule and broad spectrum of classes. The Adobe Photoshop classes are a special favorite of creative professionals looking to expand their repertoire.

In a nutshell, The Art School is a valuable facility that anyone can enjoy. The classes are small enough that an aspiring student can get the attention they need in a supportive atmosphere. Many students return year after year for both the opportunities provided and to become a part of the dynamic creative environment. There is no better place to learn about art opportunities than from the gossip of fellow artists!

Definitely stop by the Open House and rediscover the excitement of working alongside fellow creative minds, spark ideas and invigorate your creating side.



Posted by: Kelli Bodle, Curatorial Assistant @ 4:02:09 pm  Comments (0)
Thursday, December 2, 2010
Where in the World is our Security Guard?


DUANE HANSON (American, 1925 – 1996), Security Guard, 1990, autobody filler (fiberglass and polyester resin) polychromed in oil, mixed media, with accessories, 72 x 32 x 15 inches. Loan, courtesy of Mrs. Duane Hanson


Meet the Boca Raton Museum of Art’s newest world traveler: Security Guard.

 This lifelike sculpture that is normally installed next to the actual security guards’ office in the museum has traveled all the way to Baden-Baden, Germany.  He isn’t seeking to claim a new position at the Museum Frieder Burda but rather was loaned to be part of the exhibition Duane Hanson/Gregory Crewdson: Uncanny Realities

From November 27, 2010 to March 6, 2011, Security Guard will be part of a larger exhibition comprised of 25 Hanson sculptures and 20 Gregory Crewdson large-scale photographs that deal with “the human abyss.”

In conjunction with the stark, eerie photographs, the Hanson sculptures will create a dialogue about the American middle-to-lower classes and the “disappointments of the American dream that are buried within them.”  Hanson’s unique ability to capture every imperfection in the sculpture’s physiognomy adds to the feeling of verité, therefore prompting a feeling of empathy on the part of the viewer. 

Other sculptures that appeared in the Boca Raton Museum of Art’s exhibition, Duane Hanson: Sculpture and Photographs 1978 – 1995 are Children Playing Game, Housepainter, and Man on Mower.  

Germany isn’t the first place that Security Guard has traveled.  He’s been no slouch on the sightseeing front.  Prior to the Boca Raton Museum of Art's exhibition, he visited the Albright-Knox Gallery of Art in 2004 for Bodily Space: New Obsessions in Figurative Sculpture, and the James A. Michener Art Museum in Doylestown, Pennsylvania from 2006 – 2007 for Duane Hanson: Real Life.

While Security Guard is in Germany enjoying the culinary delicacies and winter weather, the museum here in Boca will be filling our galleries with costumes from Cosprop, the London-based costumery for film, television, and theatre. CUT! Costume and the Cinema opens on January 18th 2011.


Posted by: Kelli Bodle, Curatorial Assistant @ 1:04:00 pm  Comments (0)
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