Art & Beyond Summer Print Edition 2018

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art&beyond Vol. 12 • Summer Edition • 2018

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Nicholas Teetelli

NOCTURNALLY CHARGED. Photography, 32” x 25”

Silvana LaCreta Ravena

GREEN NECKLACE. CRJ63 SD1 POMPEII COLLECTION. Artist’s artworks fragments embedded on resin beads forming a 20 inch chain with Argentium Sterling Silver Clasp. The Pompeii Collection is a group of beeswax jewelry inspired by the history of Pompeii and Herculaneum. The jewelry consists of leftover fragments of some of my large encaustic paintings belonging to The Pompeii and Brides of Herculaneum Series, encased in resin, metal and sometimes, leather. No two pieces are the same. They are unique expressions of my vision of confidence-inspiring beauty.






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Vol. 12 • Summer Edition • 2018




Back Cover

Inside Front Cover

Nicholas Teetelli

Stephanie Holznecht

Silvana LaCreta Ravena

Inside Back Cover

Fine Art • Sculpture • Photography • Jewelry 6

Hui-ju Chen 14


Raquel Rub 14


H. Allen Benowitz 16

Nicholas H. Teetelli 10

Vered Galor 17

Kirsten Nash 12

Mila Ryk 18

Jenni Souter 13

Silvana LaCreta Ravena

Nira Chorev

Stephanie Holznecht

Nira Chorev

Art & Beyond Magazine is published by Art & Beyond Studio, Inc. and serves as a promotional tool for artists and art event organizers and delivered directly to galleries, museums, and art consultants. The artists presented on its pages are given an opportunity to showcase their work and increase visibility throughout the art sphere and bring their artistic career to the next level or representation.

Publisher/ Art Director Editor

Mila Ryk Alina Lampert

Art & Beyond published 8 times a year. Six (6) Online issues and Two (2) Printed Edition Magazines. Distributed to the galleries, museumes and other art related organizations. © All rights reserved

Application to be pubished: Contact: Mila Ryk, publisher or • 5

fineart • jewelry

Silvana LaCreta Ravena



Made of encaustic artworks fragments encased in large resin beads forming an 18 inch chain and closed by argentina wire clasp.

Gold filled 12K wire 20 inch chain, with gold filled 12K slim pendants escorting an encaustic artwork fragment encased in resin pendant.

The inspiration behind my jewelry pieces comes from my paintings. Here is an example of one of my pieces that inspired necklaces like the GREEN NECKLACE: THE BRIDES OF HERCULANEUM: VORTEX, encaustic and resin on panel, 24 x 24 inches

My wearable art collection is a group of beeswaxbased jewelry inspired by ideas and concepts behind my large encaustic paintings and collages. The jewelry is created with leftover fragments of some of my large encaustic paintings, encased in resin, metal and sometimes, leather. No two pieces are the same. They are unique expressions of my vision of confidenceinspiring beauty. 6 • Art & Beyond • Summer Edition 2018

Nira Chorev

FOR YOU FOR US. Mixed Media on Paper, 22” x 30”

NIRA CHOREV was born in Boston MA (1952) and was raised and educated both in United States and Israel. In 1970 Chorev graduated from Vocational High School, Tel-Aviv, receiving a Diploma in Fine Art, and in 1974 she graduated from Israel’s Art Teachers College, receiving a BA. In 1974 Chorev was accepted to the School of the Museum of Fine Art (SMFA), Boston, MA to the second-year level. She received her Diploma from SMFA in 1975. She studied with King Coffin (Drawing), Jack Clift (Silk Screen), Bill Flynn (Drawing), and Henry Schwartz (Painting). In her Fifth-Year, as a post-graduate, she majored in Silk Screen and Drawing. As part of her studies she was selected to be a teaching assistant. Chorev also won a fifth-year scholarship which she used to return to photography and merged it with the artwork she was doing at that time - painting landscapes on large canvases from a bird’s-eye perspective, looking for the contrasting forms in color and the positive and negative shapes. In 1978 she received her Post-Graduate Degree from SMFA and returned to Israel.

In 2008 Chorev returned to the United States to continue her art education at the Continuing Education Program and Workshops at the School of Museum of Fine Art in Boston. She studied with Bill Flynn (Drawing) and Robert Siegelman (Experimental Figure Drawing). Today Chorev is a full time self-employed artist working in fine art and mixed media, based in Brookline, MA. “Using photos to capture moments as memories, the photos I take are the trigger to the landscapes I create from them, the continuing connections between me and nature, the positive and negative shapes that remind us of how things were before man changed nature.” Her artwork has been exhibited in: The Royal School of Art London (1988); Kennedy Center, Washington, DC (1998); Studio Gallery, Irvine, CA (2009); Grossman Gallery/SMFA in Boston, MA (2010); Art Takes Times Square, NYC (2012); Post Office Gallery, North Truro, MA (2016). Chorev’s work is also in the collections of The Royal House, The Hague, Netherlands and The President’s House, Jerusalem, Israel, and private collections in Israel, Europe and the U.S. • 7


Stephanie Holznecht

CONFLICTING EMOTIONS. Acrylic, Tempera and Latex Paint on Canvas, 38” x 48” x 1.75”

Originally from England, I now live in Wisconsin, USA. I started out my artistic obsession doing pen and ink drawings of animals and people. Moving from realism to an abstract artist was prompted by some workshops I took and continue to take. I find abstract art much more freeing that realism, and it opened the door to a slew of emotions and ideas I didn’t know I possessed. Now I find, for me, it is important to create my existence as a human being full of pent up emotions. As an abstract artist, I view the world from different angles. It is now a way of life for me. So many sensations are represented by every little detail I see. Painting allows me to expose these feelings on the canvas. It becomes a time for quietude, where I can relax and forget the world outside of my studio. My present style encompasses the use of acrylic and other mixed media, such as gold and silver tempera, India ink, fluid acrylic and latex paint. I work on large canvases most of the time. The larger canvases allow me to get more emotionally tied to my paintings, creating a sense of harmony for me, allowing me to feel exceptionally invigorated as I work. Each painting feeds from the next, making for a very creative work atmosphere. Working in this style, I have begun to produce some interesting paintings that show a different side of me, exposed to the elements. The finished piece is a 8 • Art & Beyond • Summer Edition 2018

REINVENTED. Acrylic, Fluid Acrylic, Tempera and Latex Paint on Canvas, 30” x 30” x 1.5”

LOVE IN THE AFTERNOON. Acrylic, Tempera and Latex Paint on Canvas, 36” x 48” x 1.75”

complex creation of mixed emotions, coming together to form a cohesive piece of art. Each title I create is specific and emotionally binding to me. I want the viewer to see this as only my perception. The observer should draw their own conclusions. I have exhibited at many venues throughout the USA and the world. To name a few: New York, Miami, Chicago, Sacramento, Providence, Portland OR, Cincinnati, Las Vegas, Santa Fe, Laguna Beach, Ventura, Madison, and Baton Rouge, and overseas in Dubai, New Delhi, London, Florence, Venice and Milan. I have won many awards, including a Merit Award at an exhibition in Baton Rouge, a Bronze Award at an exhibition in London, England. First Place at an exhibition in Florence, Italy and Best in Show at an exhibition in Chicago. My work is installed in corporate and private collections worldwide. TANGLED DREAMS. Acrylic, Tempera and Latex Paint on Canvas, 36” x 48” x 1.5” • • 9

fineart • photography

Nicholas H. Teetelli Fine Art Photography

SPRING BLOOMS. Archival Pigment Print on Hahnemuhle Fine Art Paper, 16” x 24”

NICHOLAS TEETELLI is both a published and international awardwinning fine art photographer. He was born in New York City and grew up in lower Manhattan’s Greenwich Village. During the late 1960s, and into the 1970s, the Village was a hotbed of culture and the arts. During this period, Teetelli was introduced to art and photography, developing an interest in what would become his lifelong passion. While he took some photography courses in college, Nicholas Teetelli is primarily self-taught. Spanning the last four decades, he has learned, developed, and honed his skills independently, becoming an avid and serious amateur photographer who has recently turned professional. Although he lived and grew up in New York City, he has spent many summers in the Greek islands and has traveled to many other places in the world. He continues to travel extensively in pursuit of the perfect photographic image. During each journey, with camera in hand, he records much of what he sees, sharing the impression of his mind’s eye through composition, light play, and shape and design. His photographic portfolio is 10 • Art & Beyond • Summer Edition 2018

MALIBU. Archival Pigment Print on Hahnemuhle Fine Art Paper, 16” x 24”

DESERT PAMPAS. Archival Pigment Print on Hahnemuhle Fine Art Paper, 16” x 24” PACIFIC SUNSET. Archival Pigment Print on Hahnemuhle Fine Art Paper, 24” x 16”

As a fine-art photographer from New York City, Nicholas Teetelli has spent the past four decades honing his skills and winning awards both at home and abroad. He travels the world capturing what he sees and has a diverse portfolio including landscapes, architecture, portraits, flora and fauna, underwater, and street photography. His work has been featured at the New York ArtExpo this April, followed by a one month solo exhibition in September in Vienna, Austria.

diverse: it includes landscape, architecture, portrait, flora and fauna, underwater, and street photography. He has recently brought his portfolio to the public eye and, in short order, has had more than one hundred of his photographs juried and invited into exhibition at dozens of galleries and museums across the United States, receiving many awards for this work. He has won awards in international competitions in Moscow, London and Tokyo, a featured artist at major art shows at Art San Diego, Spectrum Miami, Artexpo New York, has private gallery placements in Vienna, Austria and Bologna, Italy, as well as being the only photographer to be featured on Royal Caribbean’s Azamara ships in their Artwave shipboard galleries. He almost exclusively uses Leica cameras and lenses which yield superior results for him. He has recently added a Hasselblad medium format camera to his bag. • 11

fineart Kirsten Nash KIRSTEN NASH (KNASH) is an award winning Canadian musician, a touring and session multi-instrumentalist and singer, as well as composer/lyricist. She has had her poetry published in literary reviews, has written two rock operas that were staged in the United States and Canada and has recorded three albums of her own music. Throughout the span of her musical career, Kirsten has always created art, focusing her incredible energy in the past several years on painting. She celebrates humanity and nature in her art, in her tireless search for beauty in the soul of the world and people around her. Seeking to give perspective, to inspire emotion and remind us of our connection to the earth and each other, Kirsten is honoured when she is often told that her audience “feels” her work before they really see or hear it. Kirsten and her paintings were featured in the Spring 2016 and 2017 editions of “Arabella”, the premier Canadian Art, Architecture and Design magazine, (http://www. “International Contemporary Artists, Volume XI”, (http://www.incoartists. com/Vol-XI/index.html) and has had featured articles in Vancouver magazines “Fresh”, “Home”, the American magazine, “Art and Beyond”, as well as the European art book, curated by Salvatore Russo, “The Best 2016 Modern and Contemporary Artists”. She has participated in Art!Vancouver since it’s inaugural year in 2015, and was represented by the Novem Fine Art Gallery at Red Dot Miami 2016/17 and at the New York Art Expo in 2017 and her painting, “Peony Ride” was used for the Park and Buzz jewelry box, which was included in the famous 2017 Academy Awards “Everyone Wins” gift bag. In 2017 Kirsten’s work was also exhibited at the DMF Gala at the Hotel Hermitage in Monaco, the Princess Grace Academy during the Monaco Grand Prix and an exhibition at the Gallerie Carre Dore in Monaco that featured two of her paintings, including “Drama Queen” in it’s window. Kirsten has been represented by the newly opened Boheme Gallery in Saskatoon, Canada, Novem Fine Arts in the recent New York Art Expo 2018, and as always had a fantastic time hosting her own booth at Art Vancouver 2018! Celebrating humanity and nature in her tireless search for beauty in the soul of the world and in the people around her, Kirsten seeks to give perspective, to inspire emotion and remind us of our connection to the earth and each other.

LEFT FOOT RIGHT FOOT. Acrylic on Canvas.

SPRING ALWAYS COMES. Acrylic on Canvas.

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ODE TO VAN GOGH & OPHELIA. Mixed Media With Watercolor, 12” x 18”

jenni souter I paint the chapters of my personal life. I am very connected to the living world as an empath and lightworker. I love my life, nature and I’m very spiritual, believing everything happens for a reason. My creations identify the painter as someone that sees their organic life as beautiful, natural, symbolic, and at times tumultuous. Similarly, I am knowledgeable and have a deep appreciation for the painting Masters and their techniques to which I pay homage. In the “Ode to Van Gogh and Ophelia” painting, the viewer would say ”I see water,” but then wonder “Who is Ophelia?”. After researching that Ophelia is the woman who died in the water, they look at the art again to see that it is from the angle under the water looking up through the water. The viewer continues to analyze and wonder why the art was made like this, as if to say that the artist felt like she was drowning in life at times. This was after a suicide of a loved one. Finally, the viewer interprets my symbols as in the surreal painting: “Ode to Frida Georgia & Madonna”. It is more than a blood red full moon, bleeding iris, bleeding hearts, fog and pinheads. It’s more than a flower, as the main shape takes on Madonna dancing among men beautifully with hearts on stage and in the spotlight. The viewer may spot the clues and have an aesthetic experience as they discover it symbolizes a pained artist telling of a past broken relationship hidden under the guise of a larger than life beauty. It is in the portrayal of significant events and experiences for my personal life, through my paintings, that I attempt to offer hope and comfort to those who are suffering in silence.


fineart • sculpture

BITE YOU. Acrylic & Marker, 30cm x 50cm

Hui-ju Chen (Mickey) HUI-JU CHEN (MICKEY) graduated from The School of the Art Institute of Chicago in 1996. Even though she has not been using art and design as her main profession, she has kept her passion of making art until today. Along with her teaching job at Shantou University, she always finds time to create various styles of work. It is interesting to see how her work has varied from photography to acrylic painting to mixed-media to collage. She hopes to keep being experimental because she believes that, in the art world, there are no real errors but different thoughts and processes with different outcomes. Without experimentation, she feels, art is not art. She gets inspiration from different aspects of life. She always hopes to learn and create different kinds of work by making use of her own different life experiences. It is normal to have lots of frustrations and doubts as one goes through the phases of creation. For Mickey, the biggest frustration has been the temptation and pressure to build and keep up one particular style in order to be a professional artist. Though it is true that a dedication to one style may enable one to come a little closer to perfection in that style, Mickey feels that art is about taking risks. If she is satisfied with one style, she believes that she loses a very important quality of art--the excitement of experiencing different things in the world. Therefore, she hopes to continue working in different ways and experimenting with different styles. Art making, for her, is not just a way to express herself but a way to define her existence. 14 • Art & Beyond • Summer Edition 2018

HATIKVA. PVC, 35.5” x 17”

Raquel Rub RAQUEL RUB, born and raised in Lima-Peru, is a talented international artist, who studied Oil and Acrylic Painting at Brooklyn College, NY, and Pastel and Oil Painting at the Academy of Suarez Vertiz in Lima. Earned her degree in Interior Decoration at the Escuela de Decoración Interior de Miraflores in 1968. Raquel relocated to South Florida in 1975. She is an accomplished and prolific artist who works in 2D and 3D utilizing an array of media such as acrylics, oils, ceramics, metals, pvc and stone. She has had several solo exhibits and has received numerous awards. Through art she expresses herself with remarkable sensibility and spontaneity. She is the Florida Council President of Na’amat. 305.965.4779

T N E N O E N N U C M A Exhibit with ART & BEYOND MAGAZINE Spectrum/Red Dot 2018 during Art Basel Week Miami

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photography • digitalart CHESTNUT HILL I. Exploding fall colors overlooking Shoal Creek, Burnsville, NC. Photography, 20” x 30”

H. Allen Benowitz H. ALLEN BENOWITZ, self-taught photographer, born and raised in Brooklyn, NY, and graduate from the Interboro Institute of Business in Manhattan, migrated to Miami, FL, in the 1960s, where he currently resides. He spends time at his log home in Burnsville, NC. Mr. Benowitz has been invited to Morocco by His Majesty, King Mohammed VI, to photo journal his country’s Moussem de Tan-Tan festival, declared by UNESCO a World Heritage for Peace and the Humanities. He is a repeat Selected Nominated Finalist - International Color Awards Photography Masters Cup Competition; Awarded Special Recognition in the top 50 of the 2014 Juried International January Art Competition by Art Quench Gallery, titled “A New Beginning.” More recently, his work has been on display at the Louvre in Paris, the Amsterdam Whitney Gallery, Chelsea, New York City, and Spectrum-Miami/Art Basel, Miami, FL. Published: National Geographic “Your Shot.” The trademark of his work is depth and texture. “Depth,” with a goal of drawing one’s eye into the picture, where the moment was captured; and “texture,” which gives him a visceral pleasure, highlighting varying objects’ multifaceted shapes and shades of light, bringing a still image to life. Each subject he captures is motivated by passion. Recognition for his work includes honorable mention, International Kodak Contest; winner, American Institute of Architects global competition. His work has also appeared in galleries in Florida, Massachusetts, New York, and North Carolina. Among numerous publications are The ARTnews, Laurel of Asheville, Art & Beyond, Art Business News magazines, and 2014 International Contemporary Artists art book. Mr. Benowitz has also been chosen as one of Art Business News’ Top Emerging Artists for 2014. In March 2016, he was presented with six Winner and Nominee Medals in the 9th Annual International Color Awards Competition. His photo subjects include Nature, wildlife, people, architecture, and adventure travel. •

CHIHULY FLOATS. Chihuly at Fairchild Gardens, Coral Gables, FL. Photography, 30” x 20” 16 • Art & Beyond • Summer Edition 2018

GREEN LEAF. Darkroom Cross Processing, 10” x 7”. 1992

Vered Galor VERED GALOR has been involved with the fine art world as an artist, curator and educator for over forty years. She received her AA, BA and MA in Architecture and Fine Art in the 70ties. The BA and MA from California State University in Northridge. Mrs. Galor started her artistic work as glass sculptor. In the 1981 she established an Art business doing curatorial projects and consulting in Contemporary Fine Arts. She lectured, participated in discussions and wrote art programs to encourage the collaboration of Art and Architecture. She also taught

photography, darkroom and special photographic techniques. In 1989 Mrs. Galor returned to her own artistic work. She did photography, special photographic processes and currently creates Photographic Digital Collages. She has shown with galleries in Los Angeles California, Fort Collins and Loveland, Colorado and the Southern Nevada Museum of Fine Art in Las Vegas Nevada. • 17


THE MIRAGE. Oil on Canvas, 18” x 24”. 2018

BLOOMING ORCHIDS #2. Acrylic on Canvas, 12” x 12”. 2017

Mila Ryk MILA RYK is a 3rd generation artist born in the Ukraine. Inspired by Art Nouveau and amazed by the endless beauty of Orchids, she developed her unique style and technique, which gave her the ability to share her vision and feelings with her viewers. Mila Ryk unites line work of figures, brush strokes, colors and nature in one single form of harmony and beauty. Mila is listed with the Worldwide Branding formally known as Cambridge Who’s Who Registry as an Honored Member and published in the 20089 edition of the Cambridge Who’s Who Registry of Executives and Professionals. In 2009 Mila’s artwork has been published in the Best of America Oil Artists, Volume II book. Her art was listed in the International Dictionary of Artists 2011 and Living Artists of Today: Contemporary Art. vol II and vol. III Mila’s work found home in private and corporate collections around the world. 18 • Art & Beyond • Summer Edition 2018

Nira Chorev

IN THE CITY. Mixed Media on Paper, 22” x 30”

Stephanie Holznecht

SPRING INTO SUMMER. Acrylic, Tempera and Latex Paint on Canvas, 36” x 36” x 1.75”