Month: April 2017

Check Out All the Awesome Things Planned for Heal the Planet Day!

What An Awesome Day of Healing We Have Planned For Our Community!   

Counting down to Heal the Planet Day & just about two weeks to go!  We have so many great Free activities planned where you can have fun and learn how to make a difference everyday! Read on to learn more!   Join our Faceboook event page for all the latest details!


Get ready for some super yumminess from top vegan chefs from Miami, Ft. Lauderdale and Palm Beach!  They will be cooking up some delicious vegan treats.  Be sure to arrive early to ensure your spot on the judging team!  Each Chef will be paired up with a local farm and has to create a dish using what is available and in season from the farm!  Here are some of the Chef’s and Farms participating:

Team “Magick in Your Kitchen” with Chef Tharilyn Dorsey and The Good Worm Farm
Team “Raw Bliss” with Chef Stephanie Borrelly-Ruiz and Natural Nomad Farm
Team “Yes Baby I Like it Raw” with Chef Nzingah and Aadlmon Farm
Team “Yogi Hari’s Ashram” with Chef Mukti

More to be announced shortly!

Secure a spot on the judging team and help Heal the Planet. Pick up your VIP pass today. Scroll down for details!

Our Farming Resource Zone is jam packed with some fun educational presentations and activities where you can learn all about sustainable farms and farming!   We will be hosting workshops for all ages.  Featuring local farmers from different farms and presenting various styles of farming.   You can even take home something to grow!

You have heard the saying one man’s trash is another man’s treasure!   Well at Heal the Planet we totally agree!  

Join us April 22 at Esplanade Park, when Natural Awakening’s Publisher, Susie Q leads us in making something beautiful, and yes, out of garbage! This will be a collaborative art project using trash collected from Broward parks and beach cleanups and turning it into a work of art  Don’t worry, the trash we will use is cleaned and disinfected of course!

Heal the Planet Day is the Place to Be!  

Thanks to our awesome Kids Zone Coordinator Amy Ellowitz, we’ve got an incredible line that will be fun for all ages!

Check Out Our Kids Zone Schedule & Activities!
11:30am –  Native Plant Demo
12:15pm – Probiotic Soda
1:00pm – Sound Bowl Experience
1:45pm – Collaborative Art Experience
2:30pm – Crystal Presentation
3:15pm – Native Plant Demo
4:00pm – Probiotic Soda

Plus All Day Activities:

  • Make a bird feeder, a seed bomb, a sun-catcher or why not all three!
  • Face painting
  • MOOP sorting activity (paper/plastic/trash) – whats MOOP you ask? – Learn more
  • Earth Day scavenger hunt
  • Around the World ball game
  • Temporary Tattoos
  • Bubble Fun
  • Storytelling
  • Hula Hoops
  • Ducks in a pond
  • Arts & Crafts
  • Storytelling
  • And a Puppet Show!

So come early and play with us all day!

Ensure your spot as a judge in the Vegan Chef/Farmer Cooking Competition!
Plus enjoy vegan eats from Island Fusion Grill, beer from the local Funky Buddha Brewery, wine, Harmless Harvest Coconut Water and a VIP Goody Bags with lots of treats!

Tickets are just $25 and all proceeds help to fund Heal the Planet Organization efforts.
Sponsored by:
Island Fusion Grill 

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The First Abstract Artwork And Who Made It?



Artist: Kandinsky, Wassily

Title: Holzschnitt fĂŒr die Ganymed-Mappe (from Der Dritten Ganymed-Mappe)

Size: 6″ x 7.9″

Medium: Woodcut on Japan Paper

Year: 1924

Edition: OF 100

Description: Woodcut on Japan paper with Advertisers Text watermark, signed in pencil, from the edition of 100, published/printed for the Fifth Yearbook of the MarĂ©es Society/Dr. C. Wolf & Sohn, MĂŒnich, with full margins.


Who made the first Western abstract painting? That was the question that Wassily Kandinsky’s widow, accompanied by a team of researchers, set out to answer in 1946. Her late husband, a Russian painter who was among the pioneers of abstraction in the early 1910’s, had himself been personally invested in the answer.
In 1935, Kandinsky had penned a letter to his gallerist in New York to insist on his preeminence. “Indeed,” he wrote of a 1911 work, “it’s the world’s first ever abstract picture, because back then not one single painter was painting in an abstract style. A ‘historic painting’, in other words.”
Kandinsky wasn’t the only artist interested in preserving his legacy. He and several early abstract painters—including Robert Delaunay, Mikhail Larionov, Natalia Goncharova, and Kazimir Malevich—backdated their works, in some cases several years before they were actually completed.
At the turn of the 20th century, the world was becoming increasingly connected. Steamships, cars, and trains facilitated international travel, while telephones, telegraphs, and radios allowed for conversations between people on opposite ends of the globe.
Within the art world specifically, journals sprang up in droves; in Paris alone, some 200 reviews of art and culture appeared in the decade leading up to World War I. Subscribers were scattered across Europe and America, allowing a wide swath of creatives to stay abreast of the latest developments in art. And this period also saw the beginning of a traveling exhibition culture, led by the Italian Futurists.
Similarly, while Kandinsky is today hailed as the father of abstract painting, he was by no means the only player in the development of non-representational painting. His work Komposition V did, admittedly, jumpstart public interest in abstract painting. Exhibited in Munich in December 1911, this monumental work was just barely representational.
It was the first such work to be put on display, and “for some artists and intellectuals, abstraction not only began to seem plausible, but also took on the character of an imperative,” Dickerman writes.
Kandinsky had been thinking about abstract art for years beforehand. His manifesto On the Spiritual in Art, which appeared as a draft in 1909 and was published the same month as Komposition V went on display, laid out the tenets of abstraction. But it would still be several years before Kandinsky would finally break free from recognizable forms in his art. As Chlenova put it, “he theorized abstraction before he made painting.”
But further complicating the question of “first” is that it can be difficult to determine the threshold of abstraction. When, precisely, does a work go from “abstracted” to “abstraction”?
French avant-garde artist Francis Picabia, for example, is sometimes credited with the first abstract painting. His watercolor Caoutchouc (Rubber) was completed in 1909, which would predate even Kandinsky’s theories on abstraction. But other academics have pushed back, noting that the work still retains some semblance of form, reminiscent of a bouquet of flowers.
This is why, she explained, Swedish artist Hilma af Klint was not represented in the MoMA exhibition. Since 2013, when Moderna Museet held the first-ever retrospective of her work, af Klint’s oeuvre has received renewed attention from the public. Known in her lifetime as a landscape painter and portraitist, it was revealed decades after her death that she had also been experimenting with abstraction. As early as 1906, af Klint had been painting colorful works full of organic shapes, spirals, and curlicues.
This date places her several years before Kandinsky even theorized abstraction, let alone acted on his ideas. But af Klint’s works sprang from her interest in the occult—during the 1890s, she started organizing seances with four artist friends where they practiced automatic drawing and writing.
Later, when she began her largest body of non-representational paintings, she claimed that spiritual forces were directing her hand. And for an artist to be included in “Inventing Abstraction,” Chlenova explained, they had to “formulate their practice as a conscious rejection of any reference to the outside world.”
Others disagreed with this reading, arguing that a mystical approach should not negate her contribution to developing abstraction. “‘Spiritual’ is still a very dirty word in the art world,” curator Maurice Tuchman toldthe New York Times in 2013. “When the prejudice against the idea of the spiritual life in af Klint’s work is overcome, which will require scholarship, then perhaps she will really take hold in the broader conversation.”
But there’s no disagreement that the invention of Western abstraction revolutionized art production in the 20th century, nor that it was predated by centuries of abstracted forms and patterns in non-Western traditions.
“One can treat abstraction a little bit more abstractly, if you will,” Chlenova laughed, “without ultimately being too concerned about who was first.”


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Happy Pesach (PASSOVER)


Ken Hendel and the staff at Gallery Art want to wish you a Happy and Healthy Passover!



Gallery Art is very proud of the many Judaic Art we have in our collection. It is a reminder of the past and of the beautiful future that we have come to. Below is an example of just one of the many talented artists we carry in the gallery:


Artist: Yaacov Agam

Title: Magic Rainbow II (On Gold)

Size : 18″ x 20″

Medium: Serigraph

Edition: AP

Description: Hand Signed and numbered in pencil. Certificate of Authenticity Included. 

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Pop Icon James Rosenquist Dies at 83


Rosenquist was born in Grand Forks, N.D. His watercolor of a sunset won him a scholarship to take classes at the Minneapolis School of Art. He later moved to New York City in 1955.

Rosenquist started by painting signs on billboard advertisements in Times Square and other public places. He later incorporated images from popular culture, such as celebrities and consumer goods into his work. He is well known for his large-scale, fragmented works that bring the visual language of commercial painting onto canvas

Rosenqiust’s paintings very rarely contained overt political messages, although his best known work, “F-111”, was made in 1964 and 1965 in part as a protest against american militarism. The image is of a modern fighter plane stretching 86 feet across a grid of fifty one canvas’ and aluminum panels,is interrupted by images of an enormous tire, a beach umbrella, a mushroom cloud, spaghetti and tomato sauce, as well as a little girl under a chrome hair dryer that resembles a warhead.

In his later years he spent much of his time in Aripeka, FL, just Northwest of Tampa. Here is where he kept a home and studio until 2009, when a catastrophic fire destroyed the properties. Rosenquist then returned to his home in New York City where he would spend the rest of his days.

Artist James Rosenquist, a key figure in the Pop Art movement, died on March 31st, 2017 at his home in New York City after a long illness.

Derriere L’Etoile” (left) and “Violent Turn” (right) are a part of the same suite. Both of these works are on display at Gallery Art in Aventura. You can also view more works by James Rosenquist by visiting us at


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