Boca Raton Museum Art School Announces Summer Camp For Ages 5 – 12, Teen , Adult Classes And Workshops

Boca Raton Museum Art School is busy this summer with summer camp for children, workshops for teenagers, and adult summer classes.  Weekly summer day camp takes place June 4 to August 10, 2018.  Summer Camp at the Boca Raton Museum Art School is so much fun kids don’t know they’re learning! At the end of the summer all children and their families are invited to a special reception for the “Youth Summer Art Camp Exhibit” at the Boca Raton Museum of Art in Mizner Park to celebrate each child’s first museum showing!  The Rickie Report shares the details and urges everyone to sign up now!

 

 

 

Boca Raton Museum of Art – The Art School
801 W. Palmetto Road     Boca Raton FL 33486
561-392-2503

bocamuseum.org/theartschool

 

 

 

 

BOCA RATON MUSEUM ART SCHOOL SUMMER CAMP  (ages 5 to 12)

Weekly summer day camp June 4 to August 10, 2018

Summer Camp at the Boca Raton Museum Art School is so much fun kids don’t know they’re learning!  

Children explore art techniques and art concepts. Art projects are geared to age groups:  5 to 7, 8 to 10, 11 to 12.   Different theme weeks and a wide variety of fun creative art projects stimulate children’s imaginations.  Theme weeks include: Anime & Cartooning; Making Friends with Masters; Art Around the World; Painting People, Places, and Things; 3-D Art /Sculpture; and Pop Art with a POW.    

At the end of the summer all children and their families are invited to a special reception for the “Youth Summer Art Camp Exhibit” at the Boca Raton Museum of Art in Mizner Park to celebrate each child’s first museum showing!

$285 per week, early care and late care available. Limited financial aid is available.

TEEN SUMMER WORKSHOPS (ages 13 to 18)

June 4 to August 10, 2018

Teen workshops meet for four afternoons per week (not on Mondays). These workshops focus on different art techniques and portfolio preparation : Comics and Cartooning, Fashion Design and Sewing, Figure Drawing, Sculpture,  and Jewelry Making. These workshops meet for four afternoons per week 1pm to 3pm. Video Production and Photography workshops meet 10am to 3pm and are held at the Boca Raton Museum in Mizner Park. 

 

Information about and registration is available on the website or call the Art School.

Contact: Trish Duebber, Coordinator of Youth Programs

tduebber@bocamuseum.org

561-392-2503, extension 306
artschool@bocamuseum.org

https://www.facebook.com/bocaartkids

 

For more information about these classes and more:

Boca Raton Museum Art School
801 W. Palmetto Road Boca Raton FL 33486
561-392-2503

bocamuseum.org/theartschool
Facebook: www.facebook.com/bocaschool

 

 

 

 

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Armory Art Salon Features Isabel Gouveia, “Morphogenesis” On Tuesday, May 1

The Armory Art Center brings so many opportunities not only to artists, but to art lovers. The monthly Art Salons led by Elle Schorr allow all of us to meet and better understand the creative process with internationally, nationally and locally based artists.  Meet international acclaimed, Isabel Gouveia on Tuesday, May 1st, as she discusses “Morphogenesis The public is invited.  The Rickie Report shares the details and a few sneak peeks.  Stop and look at the art…hear the creators…share the wonder!

 

 

811 Park Place   West Palm Beach, Florida 33401

(561) 832-1776     armoryart.org

 

AT THE ART SALON:

TUESDAY,  May 1, 2018

6:30 -8:30 pm

“Morphogenesis”

PRESENTED BY

Isabel Gouveia

 

IN THE ARMORY ART CENTER MEDIA ROOM

 

There’s a $10 fee to attend.
If you’d like to bring some snacks or drinks to share, that would be much appreciated. Feel free to share this announcement with friends.

Armory Art Center Gallery Hours:
Monday-Friday, 10:00 am – 5:00 pm, Saturday 10:00 am – 3:30 pm

* Exhibitions are open to the public

Art Salons continue to meet in the Armory Art Center Library on Tuesday nights, usually the first Tuesday of each month, 6:30 – 8:30 pm, from October through May. Salons are open to anyone who would like to participate in these lively discussions. There is a $10 donation for each salon.

 

Isabel Gouveia Installation Art

 

 

Isabel Gouveia uses photography, printmaking, painting, drawing and sculpture to convey a sense of accelerated environmental entropy. Her practice lies with errors and default appropriations, and also subverting processes, using intuition and chance to create art. She uses her Canon MP620 printer as a tool, developing a language through digital printing manipulations.

She says: “My work and research have focused on the changing landscape, environmental awareness and the more recent effects of globalization. As an artist, I use diverse non traditional materials and digital processes to create provisional drawings, paintings, and printed works that respond to the impacts of accelerated entropy.”

Gouveia was born in Brazil, and lives and works in Lake Worth, FL. She graduated as an Industrial Designer from the Arts Foundation Armando Alvares Penteado in São Paulo, and earned an MFA from Florida Atlantic University in 2014.

 

Artwork by Isabel Gouveia

 

 

Gouveia was Artist In Resident 2015/16 in Printmaking at the Armory Art Center, West Palm Beach, and at the Virginia Center for the Creative Arts in 2016, Amherst, VA. She continues as an instructor at the Armory.

Gouveia was awarded the South Florida Cultural Consortium Fellowship 2016/2017; Best in Show for the 54th Annual Juried Exhibition at Masur Art Museum, Monroe, LA; the 2014 Friedland Project Grant and Esther Saylor Rothenberger Award; Best in Show at the County Contemporary All Media Juried Show, Cultural Council of Palm Beach County, Lake Worth, FL; and a Merit Scholarship at Ox-Bow Art School in Saugatuck, MI.

Gouveia also took part in the prestigious International Print Center NY, “New Prints-Autumn” exhibition (2011-12); a 2016 solo exhibition “Processed Entropy” at The Morris and Gwendolyn Cafritz Foundation Art Center, Takoma Park, MD; “Existence” at the Francie Bishop Good Studio/ Project Room, Girls’ Club, Fort Lauderdale, FL; “Opposing Futures” at The Projects in FatVillage, Fort Lauderdale; a City Intervention at the 19th Bienal International de Arte de Cerveira, Portugal; and “More Women Painting” at Design Sublime, Miami. She recently participated in “Fold It” at University of Texas, Río Grande Valley, TX, and a solo exhibition “Byproducts” at IS Project in Fort Lauderdale. Her two person exhibition, with Rod Faults, will open at FAU Theatre Lab on April 11.

 

Artwork by Isabel Gouveia

 

 

 

The Armory Art Center’s art school and galleries provide creative opportunities to enhance your life. The Armory has served the community for over 30 years. The mission of the Armory Art Center is to inspire the creation and experience of art and the Armory’s vision is to be the leading community resource for arts education. Serving over 3,000 students annually, the Armory Art Center offers 160 courses per term in six terms throughout the year to students ranging in age from pre-school to retiree. Classes in drawing, painting, photography, jewelry, fiber, ceramics, and sculpture are held in 12 state-of–the-art studios. Twelve exhibitions are hosted annually in three galleries.

Exhibitions, lectures, and special events are open to the public.

For more information, visit www.armoryart.org or call (561) 832-1776

 

 

 

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New Faces And A New Generation At Well-Established Family Business, Heritage Art Galleries, Offer Original Art, Custom Framing, Art Restoration

With over three decades in the fine art & custom framing industry, Heritage Art Galleries is South Florida’s one-stop-shop for museum quality custom framing, fine art restoration, and the buying and selling of fine art. The new faces of the younger generation are ready to help, whether you are an art gallery, designer, decorator, artist, or simply looking for that perfect piece for your private collection. Visit their Tamarac, Florida gallery (minutes from Fort Lauderdale) to see why their customers refer to Heritage as “the hidden treasure.” Their extensive inventory is a treasure chest of rare and hard to find original oil and acrylic paintings, and limited edition lithographs and serigraphs at incredible prices.  The Rickie Report shares the details and some sneak peeks.  

 

 

 

3811 N.W. 49 Street  Tamarac, FL 33309

954 -739 – 8975

 https://www.heritageart.gallery

 

 

 

Heritage Art Galleries was founded in 1982 by Sam Vitro, a master art restorer from Italy. Services quickly expanded from custom framing and art restoration to acting as a national wholesale art and framing source for design professionals and the general public alike.

Gallery Interior

 

Two years ago, Sam’s family moved to Fort Lauderdale from Montreal to join his gallery and framing business. Having Claudio, Linda and Ian working full-time in the business for a couple of years prior to retirement would make the transition easier for Sam, who had been framing and restoring fine art for more than three decades. But unfortunately, Sam passed away unexpectedly and the family’s plans were accelerated.

“We were all devastated at his passing, of course,” said Claudio, “but since Sam had always envisioned passing on the business to my children as a legacy we have just continued it in his honor.” Claudio continues, “I see immense growth potential in Heritage. I still have a lot of hard work ahead of me and I am confident I will grow this business and create the legacy that Sam wanted.”

The Family:

 

 

 

Claudio Tomassone, Sam’s brother-in-law for 44 years, is a real estate broker and investor from Montreal, Canada. Through the years when he would visit his sister and Sam at their Hollywood home, he said he would spend every spare moment at the gallery. “I was always fascinated by art appraisal and restoration,” said Claudio. “Sam did amazing work and over the years I acquired a lot of knowledge about the business from art evaluation, restoration and museum quality framing.”

Joining Claudio in the business is his daughter, Linda Tomassone. The Montreal native has been involved in the artistic world her entire life; first as an actress, then in film production and screenwriting.

“I have a great deal of admiration for artists and their creative process since I have experienced these things myself,” Linda said. “I see each painting as a piece of the artist’s soul and story. When you connect to the essence of a painting the feeling is almost magical. I love experiencing that same feeling in discovering new artists and being part of the process when a customer connects to a painting themselves.” Linda handles the marketing and event planning for Heritage while also running her own business as a social media marketer.

In 2017, Linda married San Diego native Ian Jerrell. Ian has a background in the fashion industry and an eye for artistic composition, color selection and design. He worked as Sam’s apprentice to learn the art of custom framing for the past two years.

“Audrey” by MeB

 

Expansion and Services:

In addition to working with Sam and learning the nuances of the business, the family spent the past year reconfiguring the gallery and workspace.

Heritage has been newly redesigned and now includes a beautiful art gallery/showroom. “We have created an inviting space here to hold art events, lectures, openings and exhibits,” said Claudio.

Ian, who is now the main custom framer at Heritage Art Galleries, said they offer a wide variety of services including custom and museum quality framing.  “We have affordable prices on framing, offer very high-end gallery services, stretch canvas, and offer the stretching and blocking of needlepoint. We also do custom mirrors,” he said.

 

Homme Couchée Et Femme Assie, After Pablo

The Art:

One of the challenges the family faced at the beginning of their journey was that through the years, Sam art collection grew into the thousands of artworks from the early 19th century till today.

“No formal inventory existed for this artwork,” said Ian, “We had to get them ready for sale and it took months to go through them.” Today, artists such as Tarkay, Erte and David Schluss, to name a few, are for sale and can be seen online on Heritage’s website and in the gallery, according to Ian.

Heritage has a big marketing effort underway according to Linda. “ We now have an Internet presence and following, and are working on building an online art shop.”

What kind of art does Heritage represent?

“We work mainly with contemporary art,” said Ian. ”Inventory includes oil, acrylic and mixed media originals and prints. When we look for new artists, we of course, look for something that speaks to us, but mostly originality.”

“Day After Mardi Gras” by Lois Perdue

Thinking Ahead:

We have been making our way throughout the South Florida arts community meeting artists, others involved in the arts, and checking out events to make sure we are always current with what’s happening.”

“The art market in South Florida seems to be booming,” said Claudio. “Everywhere you look there seems to be an art fair or exhibit. These are very exciting times for the art world. We are also looking at the Canadian market. It is full of amazing untapped talent and we are looking for originality, something new and fresh that the art world has not seen yet.”

Claudio continues to promote the business and use the sales skills he has acquired over the years in real estate to acquire new clientele for Heritage Galleries. Future plans call to open a second location or move to a larger location as soon as they outgrow the current space.

Claudio, Ian and Linda all agree that “Uncle Sam” is with them in spirit! “We feel his energy in everything we do,” said Claudio.

Linda added that it is a bonus to be able to work with her father and husband. “What an amazing experience this is,” she said. “I feel blessed. We are a great team. With our individual strengths we are an unstoppable force!”

 

 

For more information:

 https://www.heritageart.gallery

3811 N.W. 49 Street  Tamarac, FL 33309

heritageartgalleries@gmail.com

954 -739 – 8975

Mon – Fri:  9:30am –  4:30pm  ​​Saturday: 10:00am – 4:00pm  ​Sunday: Closed

We are referred to as “the hidden treasure” by our customers because we are on a tiny side street. We are near the corner of Commercial & 441. Let your GPS guide the way!

Unable to make it during store hours? We’d be happy to serve you by appointment. Call us to set up an appointment today!

 

 

 

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17019 SW Sapri Way   Port St. Lucie, FL 34986

Behind-The-Scenes At A Batik Workshop With Caren Hackman

What happens after a Rickie Report article announcing a class or workshop is published?  On March 2, 2018, we published “Cynthia Head And Sally Pearson Offer 1 Day Workshops To Create A Take-Home Batik Painting”.  Today, Caren Hackman reports on her own and other workshop attendees’ experiences and shares their exciting results in this article.  The Rickie Report shares this behind-the-scenes experience with our readers!

 

BEHIND   THE   SCENES    WITH  CAREN  HACKMAN:

 

Watercolor Batik on Rice Paper  1 day Workshop

 

 

Caren Hackman at Batik Workshop

 

It is great to get out of my own studio and take workshop to learn new skills or a new process. A one-day-Saturday workshop, suited me fine. I invited my sister, Naomi, friend Mara and her daughter Sarah, to take a watercolor-batik workshop with me.

 

I learned about the workshop through The Rickie Report. Rickie’s initial article about the workshop stated that all participants, regardless of experience, would be able to create a stunning work of art. The workshop was instructed by artists Sally Browning Pearson and Cynthia Head, and took place in Sally’s well-lit Port St. Lucie studio. The skill level of the 6 participants spanned from experienced watercolorists, to individuals with almost no painting experience. For the designs, Cindy and Sally offer tried and true patterns or the option to create your own design. I chose to use my own design.

 

I asked several of the workshop participants why they had chose to attend.  Barbara shared, “I was looking for something fun and I know Sally, so I knew this would be fun”.  Both Mara, an artist and instructor and Kendra, a longtime student of Sally’s, said that they were hoping the workshop would jumpstart some new creative endeavors.

 

The project begins by drawing the image on rice paper that is shot through with Mylar threads. I don’t want to give away too many of the secrets of this wonderful process, but there is a point when we crumpled our beautiful, delicate projects into fist sized balls!

 

 

Barb and Mara crumbling their paper

 

After the crumbling and another watercolor wash, we ironed the artwork to remove all of the wax. The results were delightful and varied. Each workshop participant adhered their rice paper art to a 16” x 20” stretched canvas support. I skipped this stage because I wanted to I attached my watercolor batik to a canvas scroll, as I’ve been doing for all my YogaPainter artworks.

 

 

As the workshop progressed, I asked the two least experienced “artists” in our group what they thought of their projects.  Naomi said, ” I was anxious about taking this workshop because I am a perfectionist, but I am not an artist. I absolutely love what I made”!  Sarah told me, “This is the best piece of art that I have ever created”!

 

ONE   DAY   BATIK   PAINTING   WORKSHOPS

To Register or get more information contact: cynthia.head@gmail.com or sallybpearson@gmail.com

For more information about Caren Hackman:

Caren Hackman is a graphic designer and fine artist living in Palm Beach Gardens, FL. and author of a book about Graphic Design and Good Business practice: http://www.carenhackman.com/book/.

Be sure to check out Caren’s wonderful artwork – Caren is a talented artist in her own right! She is a founding member of the Artists of Palm Beach County.

www.carenhackman.com

 yogapainter.com

 

 

 

 

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Support “Kelsey Cares” In Fostering The Arts As “The 4 Year Anniversary Block Party” In Lake Park Kicks Off

When AJ Brockman opened the Brewhouse Gallery, in 2014, it was easy to understand his concept – show original artwork from local artists and serve beer. But is was SO much more than that!  This visionary saw it as a “brew house for ideas” as well as craft beers and artwork…a common gathering place for an entire community!  As we head into the fourth phase of our grassroots effort, “The Back Alley Mural Project”, we ask our friends, family and business cohorts to help make it a success.  The Rickie Report shares the details of the next phase and the continuing efforts of AJ and his not-for-profit, Kelsey Cares.  We look to fellow visual artists, performing artists, and their audiences to get involved! The Rickie Report is proud to be part of this effort!

 

 

 

THE  4 YEAR  ANNIVERSARY  BLOCK  PARTY

SATURDAY,  May 12, 2018

(DETAILS  TO FOLLOW)

 

This video link will tell you more about the whole story and the continuing efforts of AJ and his not-for-profit, Kelsey Cares:

https://www.indiegogo.com/projects/leaving-our-mark-in-lake-park-a-mural-project-4-community#/

 

 

Revitalizing a community through a huge ( 900 foot) outdoor mural (one of the largest continuous murals in South Florida!) and launching The Lake Park Arts District!

OUR MISSION

“Funding art, theater, music, film, and cultural development through community outreach by providing subsidies for productions, events, artists and musicians to carry out their mission.”

 

 

 

Introducing Kelsey Cares. After multiple community projects to revitalize the Town of Lake Park through the arts, specifically our renowned mural projects, we are now furthering our efforts through receiving our 501(c)(3) nonprofit status. Founded in 1919, the original Kelsey City (now Lake Park) was a cultural hub and we are continuing Harry Kelsey’s vision by cultivating The Lake Park Arts District. Kelsey Cares is Funding art, theater, music, film, and cultural development through community outreach by providing subsidies for productions, events, artists and musicians to carry out their mission.

 

 

The Back Alley Mural Project

Thanks to the local community the launch of The Kelsey Theater has been a growing success, and even given birth to what we now call The Lake Park Arts District. That left us wondering, “What else can we do to make Lake Park great?” The answer is to utilize the only real estate we have left in a project that benefits local artists and the community alike.

 

 

 

 

What We Need & What You Get

So, we need to fill this wall with eye-popping color that will make The Lake Park Arts District visible from outer space! Okay, maybe that’s a bit unrealistic, but we still want to beautify this town with public art. The extent to which the wall gets painted depends on how much money we raise.

100% of all the funds raised will be going towards supplies, rental equipment, permitting and actually paying these artists because artwork is WORK. Once we reach our initial goal any additional money raised will be put into escrow and applied to the next round of muralists until we are able to paint the entire 700 building (pretty much a city block) every six months. After that, we start again right back at the beginning so there is always fresh imagery to inspire our community.

 

 

Now to the good part… What you get in return for your support! We have a bunch of great perks at all different contribution levels, the majority of which center around “The 4yr Anniversary Block Party” scheduled for May 12, 2018. This will serve as our official wrap party and unveiling of the finished mural. Food trucks, vendors, craft beer, live music, art demonstrations, and much more will be going down as we put the finishing touches on this masterpiece the day of. Not a local? No problem, many of our perks are easily shipped so you can help support this project from anywhere in the world. At the very least, come party with us at this free event and see what’s happening at The Lake Park Arts District for yourself!

For more information:

www.kelseycares.org

 

 

 

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Maria Lentine Is Featured Artist At Wellington Whole Foods Market’s Public Reception May 11th

Maria Lentine is the current Wellington Art Society solo artist at the Wellington Whole Foods Market Gallery. Her exhibit features colorful batik pieces watercolors and acrylics from her black and white series.  Wellington Whole Foods Market will hold a reception on Friday, Mary 11, 2018 in her honor.  Appetizers and wine will be served and there will be live music.  Door prizes will be awarded during the evening.  The Wellington Art Society asks a $5 donation to help fund their Scholarship Awards.  Maria’s exhibit will be on display through June. The Rickie Report shares the details and some sneak peeks.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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WELLINGTON ART SOCIETY

Presents

A SOLO EXHIBITION

by

MARIA  LENTINE

 

PUBLIC RECEPTION:

Friday, May 11, 2018 

6:30 – 8:00 pm

Whole Foods Market Cafe

2635 SR7 Wellington, FL

561.904.4000

$5. Covers Music, Wine, Food and Donation to WAS Scholarship Fund

Exhibit Is Available Now through June, 2018

 

“Abundant Life Within” by Maria Lentine

 

 

In addition to batik and painting, Maria also creates beautiful jewelry.  She is largely self taught but has studied and learned from very gifted artists of design and watercolor. Through her art she is able to offer different parts of her personality.  Her serious adult side is shown through her watercolors and her playful child side shows in her soft batik paintings.  She feels working in acrylics brings out her philosophical side which shows in her black and white series.  

 

“Snowbirds” by Maria Lentine

 

Maria worked and traveled with Club Med for five years teaching English and found that no matter what country she was visiting, the sunrises and sunsets and the tranquility of the tropical landscape were a constant and gave her peace.  Since then she has worked with designers and clients creating hand painted fabrics, murals, commissioned paintings and directing art galleries.

 

“Awake At Dawn and Give Thanks for another day of  loving” by Maria Lentine

 

After a severe accident, Maria’s painting arm was crushed and reconstructed.  She found that painting and jewelry making served as a healing method in regaining her mobility and motor skills.  She also discovered yoga was able to aid in her rehab and it became a transformative experience.

“Yoga and art are who I am and my intention is to continue sharing this with others.”

 

“Opening to the fruits of life” by Maria Lentine

 

The Wellington Art Society is a non-profit charitable organization beginning its 37th year.  It is open to artists of all mediums and patrons of the arts, allowing both local and regional artists to display their art work in local galleries, interact with other artists and serve the community through their art.

For more information about this exhibit, membership,other exhibit opportunities, please visit:

www.WellingtonArtSociety.org

 

 

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Free Information Session For South Florida Artists On April 30th At HATCH 1121 Explores “Artist As An Entrepreneur Institute”

Presented in conjunction with HATCH 1121, an informational session will be offered to artists in the region to learn more about the upcoming Artist as an Entrepreneur Institute (AEI) and the various services the Broward Cultural Division offers to artists in the region, including funding, professional development and networking opportunities. The Rickie Report shares the details and urges artists to attend.  This is a wonderful business opportunity!  Thanks to LULA for making this available.

 

Opportunities for South Florida Artists

Free informational session

Monday, April 30 | 6 PM – 8 PM

HATCH 1121

1121 Lucerne Avenue, Lake Worth

 

 

 

 

 

 

HATCH 1121  “Great Wall of Artists” by Fabio Onrack

 

 

Welcoming creative professionals from across South Florida, AEI will be presented at Fort Lauderdale’s ArtServe, Inc. located at 1350 E. Sunrise Boulevard  from 9 AM to 6 PM on June 2, 9 and 16. Featuring 20 dynamic modules on four consecutive Saturdays, AEI concludes on June 23 with a 9 AM to 2 PM Business Plan Clinic and Workshop.

 

For more information about this free informational workshop, contact:

Emily Theodossakos, Marketing & Program Manager 561.493.2550, or

Click here to register.

 

 

 

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What Is A Book? Jaffe Center For Book Arts Offers Workshops, Classes And Tours. Make Your Own Book On April 28th

The Jaffe Center for Book Arts is located at Florida Atlantic University’s Wimberly Library in Boca Raton, Florida. The Rickie Report wants to thank Paula Marcus for bringing this gem to our attention. An excursion to the Center gave us a lot of food for thought: What IS a book? Director, John Cutrone, introduces visitors to a bevy of possibilities. The Rickie Report shares an overview of the Center and suggests you ( individually or with a small group) take a tour or sign up for some of the fascinating classes. Spread the word – Books are here in all shapes, sizes, materials — and beyond your imagination!  Sign up to create your own book on April 28th!  Details below – register now!

 

 

THE ESSENTIAL FOCUS OF THE COLLECTION IS ON ARTISTS’ BOOKS

777 Glades Road Boca Raton, Florida 33431   561.297.0226  

 

 

Books As Aesthetic Objects

Arthur and Mata Jaffe donated their collection of books as aesthetic objects, built for over 50 years, to FAU in 1998. Rather than being the end of something, that donation was an inspired beginning, garnering an enthusiastic group of loyal supporters that grows with each passing year. Arthur was a graduate of Penn State University and was a partner in Jaffe Department Stores (Ohio, Michigan, and Pennsylvania) before he and Mata moved to Boca Raton in the 1980s. Mata died in 2001, soon after the Jaffe Collection opened, but Arthur continued to build the collection until his death in 2015––a task that Director John Cutrone continues to this day.

 

 

One of the many PopUp Books in the Jaffe Collection (Photo Courtesy of Candace Kahan)

 

There is great breadth to this collection. It encompasses not just artists’ books and limited editions, but also books that just appealed to the collecting sensibilities of the Jaffes. As such, there is much here that would be found in traditional libraries.

“Prayer Book” from the Jaffe Collection (Photo Courtesy of Candace Kahan)

 

There is great focus given to the artists’ book and on all aspects of the Book Arts: artists using the book as a means of artistic expression, fine bindings, limited edition printings, hand paper making and paper decoration, and indeed any of the handcrafts that artisans use to create books.

John Cutrone shows incised and hand written pages of Book (Photo courtesy of Candace Kahan)

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BOOK ARTS CLASS

BOOK ARTS 101: Vernal
Instructor John Cutrone
Saturday Afternoon, April 28, 2018
1 to 4:30 PM

Jaffe Center for Book Arts at FAU’s Wimberly Library
Book Arts Gallery, Letterpress Studio 351H, & Bindery 350C

Class Limit: 18 (you must register ahead of time!)
Tuition schedule: Self-determined
(Tuition is by open donation to JCBA’s Education Fund––you choose what you’d like to give.)

 

Become a book artist for a day through this three and a half hour immersion in the Jaffe Center for Book Arts. We’ll begin with a screening of a 7-minute video that will introduce you to Arthur Jaffe and the Jaffe Center for Book Arts and the amazing collection of artists’ books that is at its core. We’ll follow this with an in-depth viewing of some of the artists’ books in the collection––books that will entertain, inspire, and astound. And since spring is in the air, we’ll be sure to bring a few appropriately vernal books into the mix. Expect a little springtide story or two, as well, from the instructor’s cache of Convivio Dispatches from Lake Worth: perhaps the tale of the fearful ushers at St. Bernard’s and the April Fool’s Day paper cup tower at Minnie’s Diner.

 

 

 

After a leisurely break for coffee and tea and treats, we’ll move on to the JCBA Letterpress Studio, where each participant will print a sheet of paper from type set by hand from JCBA’s collection of historic wood type. These sheets will be the covers for the books we’ll make, a brief history of the book arts that we’ll bind by hand in the Single Signature Pamphlet stitch, a simple bookbinding technique that you can use again and again in your own book projects. You’ll go home with a book you made yourself––one that you can read as sleep calls later that night, as you reflect on the new outlook on books (and maybe even life) that you’ve found earlier in the day at JCBA. “For there is great joy in knowing how to do things.” All levels.

 

 

 

Instructor:

John Cutrone is Director of the Jaffe Center for Book Arts. He is a graduate of the MFA in the Book Arts Program a the University of Alabama. Aside from his work at JCBA, he is also a writer and a partner in Lake Worth’s Convivio Bookworks, a book arts studio specializing in limited edition letterpress printed books and broadsides (www.conviviobookworks.com). He is the author of the Convivio Book of Days blog, which explores the quirkier side of seasonal traditions, encouraging us to live the ceremony of each day (www.conviviobookworks.com/blog).

Registration
Advance registration is required for all JCBA workshops. To register, email JCBA Director John Cutrone at jcutrone@fau.edu.

John Cutrone Shows Pages of a Book, created with heat and fire (Photo Courtesy of Rickie Leiter)

 

 

John Cutrone displays small books that have been removed from medication containers (Photo Courtesy of Candace Kahan)

 

 

John Cutrone Demonstrates Book Pages flapping – part of the story this book tells (Photo Courtesy Caren Hackman)

 

John Cutrone shows one end of symbol story book           

Arthur Jaffe holds end of symbol story book (Photos courtesy of Rickie Leiter)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

John Cutrone shows postcard book, personalized by the artist. (Photo courtesy of Candace Kahan)

 

For more information about classes or tours, please contact:

John Cutrone, Director
JCBA: Jaffe Center for Book Arts
Florida Atlantic University Wimberly Library
777 Glades Road   Boca Raton, Florida 33431

www.jaffecollection.org     www.facebook.com/jaffecenterforbookarts
Instagram: @jaffecenterforbookarts

 

 

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Rickie Leiter, Publisher

Rickie@therickiereport.com   561-537-0291

17019 SW Sapri Way   Port St. Lucie, FL 34986

Handcrafted Creations Fill Downtown Stuart During 21st Annual Craft Festival April 14 – 15

The sunny, seaside town of Stuart, Florida is set to see thousands of creative creations during the 21st Annual Downtown Stuart Craft Festival taking place April 14 – 15.  Nearly 100 craft artisans from around Florida and the nation will line Osceola Street.  Residents and visitors can peruse thousands of handcrafted-in-the-USA items. Whether looking for pet products, folk art, pottery, jewelry, paintings, personalized gifts, handmade clothing, scented soaps and body products or other specialty green market items, the annual craft festival has something to suit every taste and every budget. Parking is free and friendly pets on leashes are welcome.  The Rickie Report shares the details and some sneak peeks.

 

 

 

21st Annual Downtown Stuart Craft Festival

Saturday & Sunday, April 14 – 15

10 am – 5 pm   Both Days

26 SW Osceola St., Stuart, FL 34994

Free and open to the public

 

VA artisan Susan Werling transforms retro and antique books into one-of-a-kind handbags.

 

 

The Downtown Stuart Craft Festival is presented by American Craft Endeavors (ACE), which produces some of the nation’s most exciting, high-end juried craft shows in many of Florida’s vibrant downtown areas and popular tourist destinations. 

 

 

 

Sunny Isles Beach painter Mykola Khodorovskyi’s work is painted on wood and coated with resin

 

There will be a vast array of craft mediums from folk art, pet products, pottery, handmade jewelry and paintings, to personalized gifts, handmade clothing, scented soaps and body products. Prices set to suit all budgets, ranging from as little as $3 to $3,000.  

 

 

Stuart residents Stephanie and Donald Rinzel craft beautiful beaded utensils

 

 

Festival At-A-Glance:

Free Admission

Produced by American Craft Endeavors

Juried outdoor craft showcase

Green Market within the Festival

Original Art & Crafts Handmade in America

Prices set to suit all budgets

All crafters are on site for duration of festival

Pet friendly (leashed pets)

 

 

 

About American Craft Endeavors: American Craft Endeavors (ACE) produces some of the nation’s most exciting high-end juried craft shows in many of Florida’s vibrant downtown areas and popular tourist destinations including the Siesta Fiesta Craft Festival (Sarasota, FL) and the Downtown Sarasota Craft Festivals (Sarasota, FL) among others. The group’s founders personally select unique, culture rich cities for their show locations providing a complete outdoor experience unmatched by other festivals.

For additional information on the Craft Festival and other American Craft Endeavors craft shows across the state, visit www.artfestival.com or call 561-746-6615.

 

 

 

For coverage of your events, to place an advertisement, or speak to Rickie about appearing in The Rickie Report, contact:

Rickie Leiter, Publisher

Rickie@therickiereport.com   561-537-0291

17019 SW Sapri Way   Port St. Lucie, FL 34986

Fashion Show At Garala Gallery On April 12 Has Been Cancelled. Visit The Gallery During Regular Hours

 

Garala  Art  Gallery  At  CityPlace

701 N. Rosemary Avenue    W.Palm Beach, FL 33401   

     Come Visit The Gallery Exhibits During Our Regular Hours

 

 

For more information about Garala Gallery please contact: 

rayhgross@gmail.com

Gabriele Kraus  561.897.8361

Ray Gross 561.951.4749

Laurent Dareau  239.220.4638

 

 

 

 

For coverage of your events, to place an advertisement, or speak to Rickie about appearing in The Rickie Report, contact:

Rickie Leiter, Publisher

Rickie@therickiereport.com   561-537-0291

17019 SW Sapri Way   Port St. Lucie, FL 34986