2019 Featured Artists:
Haitian-American artist Tracy Guiteau headed for Providence Rhode Island to attend the renowned Rhode Island School Design where she received a BFA degree in Fashion Design in 2007. During her training at RISD, she traveled internationally to learn and broaden her artistic experience at the University of Westminster in London. At an early age, Guiteau had made a discovery that takes most of us all our lives to stumble on. She had found her purpose. Constantly putting the hours into her craft and her dreams with a positive sense of exuberance, her presence is undoubtedly heavy on the scene. Exhibiting internationally, all over the country and scoring countless mentions and write-ups from publications. Also, hand-picked by Number 1 World Tennis Player Naomi Osaka and LeBron James' digital media company for an Art Collaboration during Coachella Valley Music and Arts Festival.
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Laura Chirino grew up and currently resides in Miami Florida. Her passion for art began at a very young age. As a child she was surrounded by art and music, along with the beauty of the Southeast landscape, inspiring her interest in fine art.
After many years of painting in watercolors, Chirino moved forward experimenting with abstracts in various mediums. This pushed her to expand her horizons and tap into new areas of painting she had not yet explored.There was an obvious freedom and personal expression with abstraction and it was then that she really began to flourish. She was deeply interested in the effects of color, texture and the emotional response to strong composition and design. By removing the representational and creating something that told a story without an observational subject matter was very exciting.
Today Chirino's work is a bold mix of styles, ranging from sleek and contemporary to weathered and organic. She brings a subtle and sophisticated feel to her paintings through a unique balance of color, composition and texture.
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VIVRE COUTURE WAS AN ORGANIC PARTNERSHIP BETWEEN A DESIGNER AND AN ARTIST, FOUNDED IN APRIL 2016. THEY CAME TOGETHER WITH A VISION FOR AN INSPIRED LINE OF WEARABLE ORIGINAL PAINTINGS WITH THE HIGHEST QUALITY ELEMENTS OF ART, DESIGN, AND CONSTRUCTION. VIVRE COUTURE PIECES ARE WORTHY OF ANY ART COLLECTION OR GALLERY EXHIBITION, AND EXCITINGLY WEARABLE FOR THOSE PREMIER MOMENTS OF LIFE.
BESPOKE BY DEFINITION, GOWNS AND COCKTAIL ATTIRE ARE MADE WITH IN-HOME CUSTOM FITTINGS AND AS PART OF THEIR CREATION WILL HAVE BETWEEN 25-80 HOURS OF HANDS ON ATTENTION BETWEEN DESIGNER, ARTIST, AND SEAMSTRESSES. ACCESSORIES OF EACH COLLECTION ARE SUITABLE TO COMPLEMENT A FULL VIVRE ENSEMBLE, AS WELL AS THE PERFECT STATEMENT PIECE TO DEFINE A WELL CURATED LOOK.
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Stacey Mandell spent her formative years in a small town in rural Illinois. She learned Gregg Shorthand as a secretary, and immediately fell in love with this beautiful, phonetic writing system. Because Gregg Shorthand is based on phonetics, it records the sounds of the speaker, not the spellings. Therefore, in any spoken language, Gregg Shorthand is ultimately a global writing system. With the advent of technology, however, the usage of shorthand has declined and its instruction is nearly extinct.
Stacey's passion is the Art of Gregg Shorthand, and she is dedicated to preserving this beautiful, universal writing system through art. In addition to being the only artist who utilizes learned shorthand as an art form, Stacey's work touches on important issues of the human condition. The central concept is not contained by the surface or borders of the wall or the canvas; rather, that is the portal to draw you into a story, an idea, a moment of history, or an expression of mind and emotion that cannot be contained just within words or pictures. Her medium is the canvas, the metal, the wood, the paper, and the paint. Her writing is in Gregg Shorthand, Cursive, and Braille. Stacey uses shorthand words and phrases as an abstract gestural form, in which the form's meaning provides a narrative abstraction on the canvas.
Stacey has shown her artwork at Spectrum and Aqua art fairs during Art Basel in Miami; at Pier 94 in New York; and most recently enjoyed her first solo exhibition in February 2019 at the Miami Dade College. You can see her work at the Paul Fisher Gallery in West Palm Beach and at The Brazilian Court in Palm Beach. Stacey's goals are to preserve the beautiful art of Gregg Shorthand and to bring people together by creating and sharing art that is universal and accessible to everyone. Stacey lives and works in Boca Raton.
Katie Herman currently resides in Tequesta, Florida. She received a BFA with a focus in painting and drawing from the University of North Florida in 2010. Katie’s art work and subject matter have evolved from abstract and figurative to still life vignettes and textile design. She’s worked in a variety of mediums from oil, acrylic, ink, and mixed media with the constant always being her use of vibrant color. Katie worked as an elementary art school teacher in Boynton Beach, Fl, before starting her official artistry business, Katie Herman Art in 2018.
Inspired by interior design and the tropical vibe of South Florida, she mixes bright colors and bold patterns to create a variety of home decor and artful products. Pillows, blankets, and scarves are just a few of Katie’s favorite things to design. She believes art should be a part of your everyday, it can be displayed on your couch or wrapped around your shoulders, it doesn’t have to be limited to your walls.