September 30th, 2012
Prosperity: What does it mean to you?
When I think of prosperity, I think of all the attributes that come with being really successful. Most of them have to do with hard work, and are seldom seen or noticed by others. Attributes like patience and self-determination, and focus, that you know you are walking in, and others find out later after you have reached your desired goals.
After thinking about what it has taken to bring me this far in my creative painting life, and to maintain the Life’s Unlimited Zenith business, I decided to name my newest painting collection “Prosperity.”
It’s a totally new series of paintings that I think you will enjoy. Many of you have helped me decide on just the perfect name for each piece on Face Book and email.
I want to thank you for your great insight and input!
The names of the 16 pieces are as follows, and I think you will see they take a natural progression in the order of doing things to become a success.
Energy I & II
Thriving I, II, & III
Yes, wealth comes in many ways, materially, in knowledge and in your soul, I believe.
The paintings are colorful and hopefully you will find them inspiring. Part of the collection is now on display on the second floor of the City of Hollywood City Hall Building, 2600 Hollywood Blvd., Hollywood. The others you can see, at Karen Ledbetter International Galleries, 760 NE 44th Street, Oakland Park, 33334.
You can purchase or order any one you like, just let me know right away.
Most important MADE IN AMERICA by an American. email me: firstname.lastname@example.org to order.
Remember GREETING CARDS are available through Fine Art America at: http://fineartamerica.com/art/all/luz+elena+aponte/all
Start your own “prosperity collection” to keep yourself inspired throughout the ups and downs of your busy life.
You Tube~ http://youtu.be/CJrBr4y-dQM
Thank you for your support!!!
Remember: “Adversity has the effect of eliciting talents which, in prosperous circumstances, would have lain dormant.” ~Horace (Quintus Horatius Flaccus), Satires
Live your life to LOVE, LEARN, SHARE & SERVE.
Not being able to speak is NOT the same as not having anything to say, to do, to learn, to dream
Luz E. Aponte website: http://luzenith.com
August 4th, 2012
Lucy’s art reception on Friday night, August 10th 6-8 p.m. Meet Lucy in person; preview her art, while enjoying wine and hors d’oeuvres The reception is open to the public and there is no charge to attend. Come and join me.
ADDRESS: 751 Sheridan~Hollywood, FL
Every month the nature center’s exhibit hall features a nature-related art exhibit featuring the work of an area artist.
Besides Lucy’s art, a highlight of the exhibit hall is the 3,500-gallon saltwater aquarium.
Admission is free. They are open daily 9 a.m.-5 p.m.
A Little History:
The nature center was named for the late County Commissioner Anne Kolb, a former award-winning journalist who in 1974 had become the first woman elected to the Broward County Commission. Before her death in July 1981, Kolb had been an active environmentalist with major accomplishments: leading the fight for the 1977 Land Use Plan; helping pass a platting ordinance that tightened government control over future development; directing a successful campaign to place a building moratorium on 61,000 acres in southeast Broward; and persuading the Commission to approve an Urban Wilderness Park System to preserve endangered lands for future generations. She was also instrumental in saving her namesake park’s coastal mangrove wetland from development. Kolb’s efforts paid off, and in 1990 the acquisition and plans for the preservation, enhancement, and public accessibility of West Lake received the prestigious Take Pride in America Award, which was presented in a ceremony at the White House Rose Garden.
July 26th, 2012
Event and Exhibit on August 3 and 4th, 2012 at the Ledbetter International Art Gallery
760 NE 44th Street
Oakland Park, FL 33334
Come join in the fun
July 26th, 2012
Long described as a visual language of form, color and line, abstract art is Lucy’s creative art choice. True to the definition of abstract art, Luz Aponte, affectionately called Lucy creates a composition which exists with a degree of independence of visual references in the world.
Lucy is quite an inspirational artist. She and a dedicated team also release her art through various multi-media venues, always including timely and appropriate inspirational messages. She includes quips and stories of her life with protective friend and trusted canine companion “Coco”. Often she’ll rehearse her daily life adventures and shares the rejuvenating travel trips with her mother and father.
Abstraction indicates a departure from reality in depiction of imagery in art; however it’s Lucy’s departure from accurate representation, whether slight or partial, in her visual imagery that is somehow soothing and refreshing. I’ve watched and listened as gallery goers conjure up their own supposed meaning and interpretations of her paintings.
Luz Aponte's representative, Karen Ledbetter International Galleries, has paved the way for an art display of her work at the Hollywood City Hall Building. Just outside the commission meeting room and throughout the entire second floor you’ll be able to admire her art in the City of Hollywood, 2600 Hollywood Boulevard, Hollywood, FL 33020 starting at the end of August through September and November.
Lucy’s art is no stranger to local business and governmental buildings. At the moment Lucy has paintings hanging in homes and offices across the nation as well as governmental offices including the Florida State Capitol at the Florida Attorney General’s Office in Tallahassee, the Agency for Persons with Disabilities in Broward, County, FL, etc., as well as in National organizations and corporations such as the National Disability Institute in American Association of People with Disability in Washington DC, and Amerigroup Corporation. In fact, Luz Aponte advocates at the local, state and national level regarding policy issues promoting full participation, employment and economic self sufficiency of persons with disabilities.
The gallery that promotes Lucy’s art has also arranged for a month long exhibit at the Anne Kolb Nature Center, through the month of August. Every month the nature center's exhibit hall features a nature-related art exhibit featuring the work of an area artist. Besides Lucy’s art, a highlight of the exhibit hall is the 3,500-gallon saltwater aquarium.
Admission is $1. They are open daily 9 a.m.-5 p.m.
Lucy’s art reception on Friday night, August 10th 6-8 p.m. Meet Lucy in person; preview her art, while enjoying wine and horderves. The reception is open to the public and there is no charge to attend.
751 Sheridan Street, (on the North side) Holywood, FL 33019. Pre-show purchases can be arranged by contacting the gallery directly, by calling: 754-422-9580 or 954-608-8844.
Karen Ledbetter Galleries has been representing Lucy and her art for four years. “Lucy is a delight, and we love her art” explained owner Karen Ledbetter. “Collectors up and down the East Coast have purchased Lucy’s art.”
Lucy is on of the featured artists in the "Fire & Ice, Art & Jewelry Event" with reception and unveiling on Friday and Saturday night in the gallery from 7- midnight. It's open to the public.
You can see her art at Karen Ledbetter International Galleries: Tuesday-Friday 2-6 p.m., Saturdays 11- 6 p.m. Sunday and Mondays are scheduled by appointment. The Gallery is located at 760 NE 44th Street, Oakland Park, FL 33334 where gallery events are hosted on Friday and Saturday evenings on the third weekend of each month. 954-822-2922 or 754-422-9580.
The Fusion Program developed by the gallery is designed to permit artists to remain creative while they market their art worldwide. Like Lucy, it’s available for local and international artists.
To see more of Lucy’s art collections log-on to the web-sites below.
You will be able to purchase Lucy original paintings as well as high quality canvas reproductions and greeting cards.
Photos: Luz Aponte, the artist, and paintings by Lucy: Coral Reef I, Wave of Life, Faith, and Passion Vine.
Posting in Broward Palm Beach Times
May 1st, 2012
PERSEVERANCE, a word that probably best defines me. By definition in Websters, "continued effort to do or achieve something despite difficulties, failure, or opposition : the action or condition or an instance of persevering : steadfastness " This is the best definition of my life.
I advocate at the local, state and national level regarding policy issues promoting full participation, employment and economic self sufficiency of persons with disabilities. I work hard everyday to get better at everything I do! "By perseverance the snail reached the ark." (Charles Haddon Spurgeon)
Well I'm kind of like the snail...slow but sure!!!!!!!
Everyone has the ability to develop their own business and achieve the American dream; simply by loving what they do and doing what they love. The Power of Love--(http://www.luzenith.com/001-bckup/about_luz/article.pdf)
This piece is from my “DARE TO DREAM” collection and view on Dare to Dream-YouTube
Until next time....
Luz Elena Aponte
"Not being able to speak is not the same as not having anything to say, to do, to learn, to dream."
June 13th, 2011
Working with my team to promote my artworks is a daily activity. Together we strive to reach out to the community and look for ideal venues to place some of my artworks.
Now that summer is almost here, I've been going to Hollywood Beach for a swim in the ocean. For us "Floridians" now is when the temperature of the water is just about right...it's way too cool in the fall months. A beautiful sunny day and the company of good friends...what better way to spend a day!
Getting my artwork ready for a summer exhibit at the Ansu Gallery in Hollywood from June to August. I have two artworks being exhibited on the 3rd Floor of the Gore Building in Ft. Lauderdale and also a window exhibit at the Imperial Point Library.
My days are busy with my business. I am either in a painting session or working on another project, going out to take or pick up framing for my pieces, looking at new venues, and buying supplies, etc. I really enjoy what I'm doing and more so because of the wonderful & committed team I have supporting me. Thank you to all!!!!