Wellington Art Society Annual Dinner Restropective

The Wellington Art Society’s Annual Dinner was filled with appreciation for a job well-done and enthusiasm for the upcoming year.  The Rickie Report was honored to be invited to be part of this welcoming, nurturing and involved network of artists.  We share some of the highlights here.

 

 

 

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Wellington Art Society President, Leslie Pfeiffer, welcomed everyone to the WAS Annual Dinner. It was a time for saying “thank you” to her Board of Directors and fellow volunteers, as she gave each one a special token of appreciation.  

 

 

 

Leslie Pfeiffer, Laura Willems, Ursula Fernandez (Photo courtesy of

Leslie Pfeiffer, Laura Willems, Ursula Fernandez (Photo courtesy of Denise Fleischman)

 

 

Ursula Fernandez, Leslie Pfeiffer and Laura Willems were honored with the WAS Signature Member, WASSM designation.  This is awarded to active WAS member artists who have met the criteria and earned the required points through their participation and accomplishments in WAS sponsored Programs and Events. Points are earned through participation in Community Art projects, Exhibition Opportunities or Special recognition, i.e. Best in Show, doing a demonstration at a meeting.   The following WAS members attained WASSM  status and received WASSM pins in May, 2014:  Bobbin Salisbury and Joanne Baker MacLeod.    Artists may use the WASSM designation on their artwork, applications and resumes.

 

 

Nancy Brown and Rickie Leiter (Photo courtesy of Denise Fleischman)

Nancy Brown and Rickie Leiter (Photo courtesy of Denise Fleischman)

 

 

Rickie Leiter, publisher of The Rickie Report was honored for promoting art related activities, events and organizations.  She was gifted with a special book of Nancy Brown’s photography, “Simply China”, and a membership in WAS.

 

 

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Corinne Ingerman, Sandra Barbieri, Marie Lentine, Betty Brodie, Sharon Segal, Sandy Axelrod, Donna Donelan, Leslie Pfeiffer, Ursula Fernandez   (Photo Courtesy of Denise Fleischman)

The Incoming Board is Installed by Ursula Fernandez

Incoming President, Donna Donelan, presented Leslie Pfeiffer with an oil portrait painted by Ursula Fernandez.
Donna Donelan and Leslie Pfeiffer (Photo Courtesy of Denise Fleischman)

Donna Donelan and Leslie Pfeiffer (Photo Courtesy of Denise Fleischman)

Ursula Fernandez and Leslie Pfeiffer (Photo Courtesy of Denise Fleischman)

Ursula Fernandez and Leslie Pfeiffer (Photo Courtesy of Denise Fleischman)

 
Special Thanks to DENISE FLEISCHMAN,  News Cat
PHOTOGRAPHER/COMMUNITY EVENTS and SOCIAL SCENE REPORTER for all of these photographs.
If an emerging artist, a new resident of the area of any artist is looking for a group to belong to, Wellington Art Society is an easy recommendation.  They can be described as warm, professional and welcoming.   WAS offers a wide variety of venues for members to show and sell their work in the community. For more information about WAS please visit: www.wellingtonartsociety.org

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

Rickie Leiter, Publisher

The Rickie Report

P.O.Box 33423

Palm Beach Gardens, FL 33420

Rickie@therickiereport.com

561-537-0291

 

HotWorks™ Announces 6th Annual Boca Raton Fine Art Show™

The 6th Annual Boca Raton Fine Art Show™ on January 24 & 25, 2015 is held in a premium location in the heart of downtown Boca Raton on Federal Highway at Palmetto Park Road.  Show Promoter, Patty Narozny shares the application information as well as details about this show every artist wants to know.  The Rickie Report is eager to hear when you are accepted into this Show so we can share your good news! You still have time to apply!!!

Hot Works™, LLC Fine Art & Craft Shows Presents

6th Annual Boca Raton Fine Art Show™

Downtown Boca Raton

On Federal Highway at Palmetto Park Road

January 24 & 25, 2015

Deadline September 5, 2014

Notifications by September 16, 2014

 https://www.zapplication.org/event-info-public.php?fair_id=3329

 

 

 

 

 

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Event Summary

 

The 6th Annual Boca Raton Fine Art Show™ on January 24 & 25, 2015 is held in a premium location in the heart of downtown Boca Raton on Federal Highway at Palmetto Park Road. The location has an effect on the type of patrons it draws, who trend toward affluence with “money to spend”.  In its third year, this art fair was voted #68 in the country by Art Fair Sourcebook.

 

 

 

As part of the Hot Works™ family of events, the Boca Raton Fine Art Show™ has earned a reputation for quality and profitability in a relatively short time, having just celebrated its 5th Anniversary earlier this year. Patty Narozny is a wonderful promoter who cares about the artists. Strong crowds and sales are reasons most artists will return. In 2014, average reported sales were $4,709.91, which included a painter who zeroed out. Great selection of artists with high quality work. All work is original and personally handmade by the artist in the show. Hot Works events are juried by art professionals who each have more than 30 years of art education and art fair experience. Supreme advertising and promotional campaign on broadcast TV, radio, print, social media, banners, posters, post cards, and more.

TESTIMONIALS

 

 

“Nobody cares more about the quality of her shows and the honesty and integrity of her artists than Patty Narozny.”

Les Slesnick, Retired Photographer, Orlando, FL

 

“Thanks so much for all that you do to put on a great show.  I especially appreciate your personal attention.  You are among the finest show promoters in the business; you always consider artists’ needs first and that is rare.”

John Wayne Jackson, Sculpture, Black Mountain, NC

 

“Park understands the serious effort and dedication required to produce a successful art show. Moreover, she had very kind words for a person whom she sees as a leader in that regard. The show promoter who is hands down the most concerned about the well-being of her artists and consistently puts on a great show is….Patty Narozny (of) Hot Works.”

Herion Park, Fiber, Sarasota, FL, June 2014 – Sunshine Artist Magazine

 

 

“We very much enjoy working with you and participating in your events. Just let us know if there is anything we can do to help grow your business, so that we can do more shows with you. You are a breath of fresh air in an industry that typically see no problem taking advantage of artists for their own financial gratification – whether it’s other private promoters or “non-profit” groups that use artists to “fundraise” for their own purposes.”

Lee Wilson, Painting, Nashville, TN

 

 

The Community

 

 

Boca Raton, FL is centrally located along South Florida’s east coast, equidistant from West Palm Beach to the north and Fort Lauderdale to the south. The City of Boca Raton provides a unique blend of urban and suburban lifestyles. The 24th most populous city in Florida, Boca Raton covers over 29 square miles and enjoys five miles of oceanfront. The Boca Raton Fine Art Show™ is held outdoors in the heart of the city, Downtown Boca, on north Federal Highway, between Palmetto Park Road and N.E. 2nd Street, within Sanborn Square Park. The location has an effect on the type of patrons it draws, who trend toward affluence with “money to spend”. In its third year, this art fair was voted #68 in the country by Art Fair Sourcebook™, one of the nation’s leading art festival periodicals.

 

The City of Boca Raton has become a regional business leader attracting cutting edge businesses and corporate headquarters over the last several decades benefiting from a stable business environment. However, this is not the time to simply rest on one’s laurels. Increased competition and global economic conditions require a pro-active approach to future economic development. Attracting and retaining successful businesses means that Boca Raton will continue to have the high quality of life that makes it the premier community in South Florida. In the next year, more than 1,000 residences will be added to Downtown Boca by 2015.

 

 

• 30 years of event and media experience

• Focus is on visual arts and juried by art professionals

• Every effort made to eliminate buy/sell

• Enormous advertising campaigns – TV, Radio, Print, Social Media, Posters, Banners, Post Cards, etc.

• A Promoter who cares about the artists

• Several shows to choose from throughout the year – dealing with one organization

• Professionally managed

• Friendly and experienced professional event crew

• Booth sitters available

• Artist awards in every event

• Overnight security provided

• Friday move-in

• Complimentary cold water throughout the event

• Ease of drive in and move out; large trucks welcome

• More!

 

 

 

Artist Awards

 

 

There is $1,500 in artist awards: two $500 Purchase Award Prizes, and five $100 Awards of Excellence. In addition, there are five non-monetary Awards of Distinction, of which the purpose is to increase sales for five additional artists. All award winners, regardless of award level, receive one of our eye-catching, gorgeous two-foot-long ribbons that draw people into the booth. Awards are given at judges’ discretion based on same rules for jurying, which is technique/execution, quality, originality and booth appearance. The winning artists are automatically invited to participate in the following year’s event and the jury fee is waived.

 

 

Youth Art Competition

As part of our commitment to include art education in the Boca Raton Fine Art Show™ and the southeast Florida community as a whole, a youth art competition for grades 6-12 or ages 9-19 is integrated into the art fair. Sponsored by Hot Works, LLC and the Institute for the Arts & Education, Inc., a 501c3 non-profit organization, young artists are invited to apply with their original and personally handmade art. The competition gives budding, young artists a golden opportunity to begin learning the rules of being part of a professional art show and exhibition. This youth art competition is provided with prime space within the show to display all of the youth art entries, and $250 in cash awards is provided for the young winners.

 

As art programs are being dramatically cut and eliminated in schools nationwide, the need for such initiatives is made even more relevant. Students are encouraged to speak with the professional artists in the show, and to ask them questions about participating in art shows as a career. They are asked not to interrupt an artist if he/she is busy with a patron in the booth. The art fair provides these students with an unmatched learning experience, and exposes family to art work that they would not have otherwise seen. Criteria for judging the youth art are based on technique/execution and originality.

The Promise

We are committed to your success. Please feel free to call with any questions or concerns at any time. We are artist-focused and seek to provide a venue that enhances your work and simplifies your participation. At Hot Works™, your success is our success!
Please keep us in mind for any of our Hot Works™ Fine Art & Fine Craft Shows including:

November 15 & 16, 2014
14th Bi-Annual Estero Fine Art Show™ (Miromar Outlet Mall, Estero, FL) - outdoor

January 3 & 4, 2015
15th Bi-Annual Estero Fine Art Show™ (Miromar Design Center, Estero, FL) – outdoor

January 24 & 25, 2015
6th Annual Boca Raton Fine Art Show™ (FL) – outdoor
Voted #68 in the country by Art Fair SourceBoook 

 

 

The Rickie Report urges all artists to request being placed on HotWorks.org™’s application list.  This show brings crowds and offers prize monies as well as sale opportunities.   For more information about HotWorks.org™ please contact:  Patty Narozny, Executive Director Boca Raton Fine Art Show™  www.HotWorks.org  or at patty@hotworks.org  or call 941-755-3088

 

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

Rickie Leiter, Publisher

The Rickie Report

P.O.Box 33423

Palm Beach Gardens, FL 33420

Rickie@therickiereport.com

561-537-0291

 

Boca Festival Days 28th Annual Juried Art Exhibit

The Artists’ Guild of the Boca Museum of Art presents the Boca Festival Days 29th Annual Open Juried Art Exhibit at the Wyndham Boca Raton Hotel.  The exhibit of fine art paintings, sculpture and photography is open to all South Florida Artists.  The exhibit runs from August 4th through August 31st, 2014. The Opening Reception and exhibit are free and open to the public. The Rickie Report knows you’ll want to see this show!

 

 

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THE BOCA FESTIVAL DAYS

29TH ANNUAL OPEN JURIED ART EXHIBIT 

Opening Reception and Award Ceremony:

Thursday, August 7, 2014      6-8 PM

Wyndham Boca Raton Hotel

1901 Military Trail Glades           Road Boca Raton, FL

Exhibition:  August 4, 2014 – August 30, 2014

 

 

The Artists’ Guild of the Boca Museum of Art presents the Boca Festival Days 29th Annual Open Juried Art Exhibit at the Wyndham Boca Raton Hotel.  The exhibit juried Sunday, August 3, 2014, of fine art paintings, sculpture and photography is open to all South Florida Artists.  The exhibit runs from August 4th through August 31st, 2014. The opening and exhibit is free and open to the public.

 

 

 

Works will be exhibited at the Event Center of the beautiful Wyndham Garden Boca Raton Hotel. The opening reception will be held on Thursday, August 7th, 2014 from 6- 8pm, with complimentary hors d’oeuvres & wine sponsored by the Wyndham. The Wyndham Hotel Event Center is located at 1901 Military Trail Glades Road Boca Raton, FL (561) 368-5200.

 

 

THE BOCA FESTIVAL DAYS 29TH ANNUAL OPEN JURIED ART EXHIBIT is part of Boca Chamber Festival Days (a series of fun-filled events held at different locations during the month of August) and is facilitated by the Greater Boca Raton Chamber of Commerce.

 

 

 

This show is a joint collaboration in supporting the visual arts, the artists, and enhancing cultural growth locally in our art loving community. “We are excited to participate again with the Boca Raton Chamber in support of Florida’s creative and innovative art experience through Boca Festival Days, exhibiting at the charming Wyndham Hotel,” says Judith Hochroth, Co-chairperson of the exhibit and Vice President of the Artists’ Guild. “We encourage new artists to partake in our upcoming juried exhibition in helping to create a platform for new and exciting artistic styles exhibiting right here in our community,” adds Hochroth.

 

 

For more information please contact the Event Chairs Glenn Heino

webmaster@bocaguild.com

or

Judith Hochroth at   hochroth@comcast.net

 

 

The Artists’ Guild, is an auxiliary of the Boca Museum of Art

 

The Guild is an active organization of artists, art lovers, and supporters of the arts. Its goals are to support the mission of the Museum and provide an association of artists in all media to interchange ideas support and educate members and to provide quality venues for the exhibition of their original fine art. The Artists’ Guild Gallery is located at 512 E. Atlantic Avenue, Delray Beach, FL. For more information contact The Artists’ Guild Gallery at 561.278.7877 or email vp@bocaguild.com www.bocaguild.com

 

 

The Boca Museum of Art

 

The Boca Museum of Art is one of the leading cultural institutions in South Florida, achieving international recognition as a world-class visual arts institution for its dynamic, changing exhibitions from acclaimed artists and distinguished permanent collection. The Museum’s many public programs include artist presentations, family activities, art films, the Annual Art Festival, and more than 100 classes per week at its studio Art School. Museum Auxiliaries include The Artists’ Guild, Friends Auxiliary, and Collectors’ Forum. For more information call 561.392.2500 or visit   www.bocamuseum.org

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

Rickie Leiter, Publisher

The Rickie Report

P.O.Box 33423

Palm Beach Gardens, FL 33420

Rickie@therickiereport.com

561-537-0291

 

 

 

Art Salon Showcases “Sisters of the Cloth”, Barbara Cheives and Kianga Jinaki

Barbara Cheives and Kianga Jinaki, fiber artists and friends, will be sharing their excitement and lives of cultural activism as well as their love of artistic creativity at the upcoming Art Salon on August 5th.  The Rickie Report takes great joy in sharing this information, as each woman brings her own personality, creativity and her-story to the elements engendered by working with textiles.  This is Open to the Public, with a small fee to cover the costs of operating these Salons at the Armory Art Center, so ably accomplished by Elle Schorr.

 

 

 

AT THE ART SALON :

 

“SISTERS OF THE CLOTH”

 

 

TUESDAY, AUGUST 5TH, 2014

BARBARA CHEIVES AND KIANGA JINAKI

 

There’s a $10 fee to attend.

Armory Art Center

1700 Parker Avenue  W.Palm Beach, FL

 

Barbara Cheives' Quilt

Barbara Cheives’ Quilt

 

 

 

Barbara Cheives says of her work, “ I learned to sew as a teenager and loved making clothes for myself and my friends.  In what seems like a former life, I obtained a degree in Fashion Buying & Merchandising and worked in the garment district for over 10 years.  Most of those years were spent buying and selling textiles.  When I left New York, I left that world behind until a Japanese American friend convinced me to work with him at the Houston Quilt Festival where he was selling vintage kimono to quilters….I was hooked.”

 

Barbara Cheives' Scarves and Pillows

Barbara Cheives’ Scarves and Pillows

 

 

“I have a natural affinity for the African culture and with a new appreciation for the garments, art and culture of Japan, Afrasia was born.  The colors and textures of the fabrics work well together to form a unique marriage of cultures that preserves vintage Japanese Kimono and Obi blended with modern African fabric, African inspired trims, beads, and ‘found’ items. Call it multi-cultural recycling.  I spend my days as a consultant working to bridge the gap between cultures and I continue that work through my art. As a Fiber Artist, my one of a kind wearable and decorative art represents a harmonious blend of cultures.”

 

 

 

Barbara Cheives' Wall Hanging

Barbara Cheives’ Wall Hanging

 

Barbara spends her days as a consultant working to bridge the gap between cultures, ” I continue that work through my art. You never know where life will take you. Whenever I’m asked how I got into race relations and diversity, I have a simple answer – GOD. I did not choose my current career, it chose me. The beauty of it is that now I have the best of both of my worlds. I can satisfy my social justice side through my work and my love of fabric and color through my art.”  

 

Barbara Cheives' Pillows

Barbara Cheives’ Pillows

 

 

Barbara is the President and CEO of Converge & Associates Consulting, specializing in race and ethnic relations consulting and Cultural Competency Training.  Barbara’s consulting expertise includes law enforcement and public safety, media, education and corporations. Barbara is a native New Yorker who has called West Palm Beach home since 1990.  Additionally, she serves on the National Board of the Institute of Community Peace in Washington, DC. She is Immediate Past President of National Coalition of 100 Black Women, Inc. West Palm Beach Chapter and the Co-Chair of the Tabernacle Missionary Baptist Church Social Justice Ministry. Barbara is an alumna of Leadership Palm Beach County, from the Class of 2002.

 

 

Kianga Jinaki's Wall Hanging,"The Divine One"

Kianga Jinaki’s Wall Hanging,”Divine One” (Photo Courtesy of Her Website)

 

 

Kianga Jinaki says: “My media of choice are collage, dolls, & quilts. When it is enhancing to what I am creating, the written word is also incorporated. The influences of the African diaspora which were prevalent as I grew up in Baltimore, not only shaped me but my art. The love, honor and respect that I have for my heritage permeates my work. Doll making and quilting appeal to me because they are both multi-media constructions that allow me to indulge my love of working with fabric, fibers, and embellishments.”

 

 

Kinaga Jinaki's Wall Hanging," The Left Bank"

Kianga Jinaki’s Wall Hanging,” The Left Bank”  (Photo Courtesy of her website)

 

 

“Starting with the initial idea of a piece I begin collecting the things that I want to incorporate in the final work. As the piece begins to reveal itself I add to or take away until before me is the art piece that I was reaching inside for. The inspiration for my work is everywhere and is funneled thru how I experience, see and feel things.”

 

 

 

Kinaga Janika's Doll, "From The Blacker Berry's Fairy Collection"

Kianga Janika’s Doll, “From The Blacker Berry’s Fairy Collection” (Photo Courtesy of her Website)

 

 

She goes on to explain, “Romare Bearden once said ‘It’s not what you see when you looking at a painting, but what you feel.’ In my work I am also striving to get the viewer to connect to a feeling, to deliver a message. Sometimes that message is delivered as a whisper and sometimes I’m yelling at the top of my lungs.”

 

 

Kianga Jinaki Offers Doll Workshops ( Photo Courtesy of her website)

Kianga Jinaki Offers Doll Workshops ( Photo Courtesy of her website and Simone Infantry Photography)

 

 

Kianga Jinaki is originally from Baltimore, where she earned a Bachelor’s degree in Community Mental Health from Morgan State University.  In addition to being an artist, she is a licensed massage therapist and yoga teacher, and the mother of 4 adult children.  She is a teaching artist for the Norton Museum of Art’s P.A.C.E. program, and resides in West Palm Beach.

 

For more information about Barbara Cheives please email:  afrasia1@bellsouth.net

For more information about Kianga Jinaki please visit: www.kiangajinaki.com

 

 

 

 

 


ART SALONS

 

 

The Art Salons offer stimulating conversations with other artists, in a relaxed setting. As a springboard to each of our explorations, professional artists from South Florida are invited to present their work, talk about what influenced them, and examine the work of influential artists showing in museums and galleries. Our discussions cover the gamut of contemporary art themes, including conceptual, cultural, socio/political, environmental, race and gender focused and aesthetic practices, the materials and techniques used to convey these ideas, and where we fit into the world of contemporary conceptual art. They’re also an opportunity to explore the practical side of being an artist, of professional development and the sharing of useful resources.

Salons are facilitated by Elle Schorr.

 

 

TRAVEL DIRECTIONS:

NEW LOCATION: All Salons meet in the Library of the Armory Art Center, 1700 Parker Avenue, West Palm Beach, Florida 3340, in the historic Art Deco Armory building to the left of the garden.

If you’re driving North on I-95, turn right/ east on Belvedere Blvd. Turn left at the light on to Parker Avenue. Continue north to Park Place, just before the fire station. The entrance and main parking lot of the Armory Art Center is halfway up the block on the left side.

If you’re driving South on I-95, turn left / east on Okeechobee Blvd. Turn right on Parker Ave, just before the Convention Center. Continue south past the fire station and turn right on Park Avenue. The entrance and main parking lot of the Armory Art Center is halfway up the block on the left side.

 

 

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

Rickie Leiter, Publisher

The Rickie Report

P.O.Box 33423

Palm Beach Gardens, FL 33420

Rickie@therickiereport.com

561-537-0291

You’re Invited to a Free Meetup: The Art of 3D Printing

You are cordially invited to join us for The Art of 3D Printing Inaugural Meetup group. The mission of the group is to popularize 3D printing in South Florida through fun and engaging events. 3D printing is revolutionizing photography, design, art, medicine, food, fashion, architecture, the list goes on.  This is a new group and the Meetups will be tailored to the needs of the members.  There will be a TED style talk given by  Werner Blumenthal, a distinguished engineer and pioneer in 3D printing in South Florida. The Rickie Report is excited to share this information and see what you create!  

 

The Art of 3D Printing:

Free Meetup:

 

 

 

Friday, September 5, 2014

 

 6:00 – 9:00 pm

 

 

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LMNT

59 NW 36th Street, Miami FL 33127, Miami, FL (map)

In Miami’s Midtown close to Wynwood on 36th St.

(between N. Miami Ave. & NW 1st Ave.)

RSVP Required

 www.meetup.com/artof3dprinting   (Free Event)

 

 

 

3D Printed Selfies by FORGE

3D Printed Selfies by FORGE

 

 

Join the group to make suggestions for programming and locations. There are a tremendous amount of resources available to non-techies who want to jump in and give this a try. We will equip members (regardless of level of expertise) with the tools and resources necessary to bring their ideas to life.

 

RSVP Required:   www.meetup.com/artof3dprinting   (Free Event)

Here is some fun food for thought:

14 Ways 3D Printing Has Changed The Art World

http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2014/06/30/3d-printing-art_n_5534459.html

 

 

3D Printed Selfies from FORGE

3D Printed Selfies from FORGE

 

 

Event Schedule:

Speaker: TED style inspirational talk by Werner Blumenthal. Werner is a distinguished engineer and a pioneer in 3D printing in South Florida.

 

 

Interactive art exhibit “3D printed selfies”: FORGE, a 3D printing studio in Jacksonville, FL www.forgejax.com will be on site to do 3D body scans for “3D printed selfies”. 3D printed selfies are becoming a craze all over the world, and have been called the portraiture of the next century. They are essentially a 3D printed action figure of you or someone you love. Feel free to come in costume, bring your kids, loved ones or anything you want us to make into a miniature model. Click here to see examples of 3D printed selfies http://on.fb.me/1kPHW3A The statues will approximately range from $60-$125

 

 

 

 

 

Mixer & cocktails: The event will be held during LMNT’s monthly artist’s night, Elixir, so there will be artwork from other local artists. LMNT (www.l-m-n-t.com ) has a great bar, so you can feel free to enjoy their Happy Hour prices from 6PM—9PM.

 

RSVP www.meetup.com/artof3dprinting   (Free Event)

This will be a night to remember. We look forward to seeing you!

 

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

Rickie Leiter, Publisher

The Rickie Report

P.O.Box 33423

Palm Beach Gardens, FL 33420

Rickie@therickiereport.com

561-537-0291

 

 

 

 

 

Get Your Bling on at Artisans on The Ave and Support Your Favorite Charity

Artisans on The Ave are having a Win-Win event on Saturday, August 2nd.  ”Get Your Bling On” will showcase the jewelry artists of this boutique/art gallery.  The event is Open to the Public.  Enjoy the bubbly, strawberries and chocolate AND your favorite charity will benefit from all purchases!  The Rickie Report shares a sneak peek and all the details.  See you there!
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“Get your Bling On”

AND 

Help a charity of your choice!

Saturday August 2nd 2014

6-9 pm

 

This event is free and open to the public

 

Artisans On The Ave

630 Lake Avenue    Lake Worth, Florida 33460

 

561-582-3300

We feel the jewelry created by these talented hands of the Diva artists is the best Bling you can find. Jewelry is the way to a women’s heart! Enjoy our opening night and fall in love. Our jewelry artists will wow you with their imagination. Their creations are made fine silver, gold and gems, wire, paper, metal, clay, glass from the sea and found objects. Visit this opening night for an evening of Glam, strawberries, chocolates and bubbly. Have some fun!! Count our jewels to win art donated by Artisans On The Ave. A portion of the evening’s proceeds will go to the charity of your choice.

Gabriele Kraus's Hand hammered metal jewelry

Gabriele Kraus’s Hand hammered metal jewelry


Our featured artists for the evening are: Gabriele Kraus, Irene Jalowayski, Mary Catello, Amelia Costa, Debra Kashdan, Julie Sylvester, Rickie Leiter, Marsha Balbier, Lori Axelrod, Hannah Long and Linda Manganaro
Marsha Barbier's necklace

Marsha Balbier’s necklace

Our jewelry artists draw inspiration for their designs from endless variations of color, texture, pattern, and form. Some view nature and man-made environments as sources for their artistic ideas.The end results form a strong vision and a blend of wonderful, fun ideas which make their jewelry a one of a kind find!!!! Part of the proceeds on each purchase of art for the evening will go to a charity of your choice! What a wonderful way to enjoy art while helping others!!!!

Meet the artists and explore their creations!

 

Lori Axelrod's Multi-color Bracelet

Lori Axelrod’s Multi-color Bracelet

Lori Axelrod tells The Rickie Report, “  My passion for color and pattern drew me to polymer clay as the perfect medium for my creative expression. The intensely saturated colors and the technical detail I can achieve with polymer clay, combined with the wonderful tactile experience of the clay in my hands that has me hooked!”

 

 

Mary Catello's Necklace, Bracelet and Earrings

Mary Catello’s  Handmade Paper Necklace, Bracelet and Earrings

 

 

Mary Catello shares, “Although my signature baskets are made in naturals, primarily palm inflorescence, when I teach I use many other conventional materials.  When working with paper, to create colorful vessels, I started to play with all the scraps. So, my love for color and my girly love of bling were the driving force and inspiration to a line of artistic hand-painted paper called “Painted Pulp”.”

 

 

Amelia Costa's  Fine Art Necklace

Amelia Costa’s Fine Art Necklace

 

 
Amelia Costa has a Bachelor of Fine Arts in painting and ceramics. While exploring sculpture of the human form, she started making small pieces of jewelry to adorn her figures. This led her to design and make “human size” jewelry.  She tells us, “I like to work in sterling silver, copper, recycled glass and semi precious stones. Mixing colors, texture and shine help me create one of a kind pieces that will compliment the wearer’s personality.”

Irene Jalowayski's  Hand made blue glass with silver necklace and earrings

Irene Jalowayski’s Hand made blue glass with silver necklace and earrings

Irene Jalowayski specializes in fused glass and silver jewelery including gorgeous pendants, earrings and bracelets.  New in her line is a series of bib necklaces made from cast glass beads with matching earrings.  Irene cast these beads from ground glass in specially made molds.  The glass is fired at about 1400 degrees.  She tells us, “My pendants and cabochon earrings are also fused and are made with a lot of dichroic glass.  The dichroic glass gives my pieces a shine and sparkle that is enhanced by the silver findings that are used to finish them.  Each piece is different and one of a kind.  These pieces make wonderful gifts or gorgeous additions to any lady’s jewelery wardrobe.”
Deborah Kashdan's metal and cabochon bracelet

Deborah Kashdan’s metal and cabochon bracelet

Deborah Kashdan explains, ” My jewelry reflects my eclectic interests…I like to incorporate metals, both new and repurposed, into pieces using stones or beads to augment the designs.  I often mix metals such as sterling silver, brass and copper…I like the idea of re-using old material in a new way.  Metal salvaged from old silver silver-plated brass trays and dishes are the basis for some of my work.”
 
Linda Manganero's Zipper Necklace

Linda Manganero’s Zipper Necklace

 

Linda Manganaro says, “ My fun jewelry evolves from memories, stories, and visions. Using found objects and unique items I create one of a kind wearable art.  Each whimsical piece will bring a smile and thought to your day.”
Julie Sylvester's Shell necklace

Julie Sylvester’s Shell necklace

 

Julie Sylvester explains, “ My one of a kind jewelry made of seashells, pearls and feathers. All pieces are made of reclaimed natural materials found on Florida beaches and beaches around the world.”

 

Artisans On The Ave Gallery

 

Artisans On The Ave Gallery is located at 630 Lake Avenue in the middle of downtown Lake Worth, Florida.  Hours are Sunday thru Tuesday, 11 AM – 6 PM. Wednesday thru Saturday, 11 AM – 9 PM.   Our Gallery features the work of 25 local artists working in all media.  For information on becoming an artist with two or three-dimensional art in our gallery please call Betty Wilson  561-762-8162 or Linda Manganaro  561-308-7263.  Gallery phone: 561-582-3300.

 

 

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Rickie Leiter, Publisher

The Rickie Report

P.O.Box 33423

Palm Beach Gardens, FL 33420

Rickie@therickiereport.com

561-537-0291

Brewhouse Gallery Offers Art and Events: Don’t Say You’re Bored

The Brewhouse Gallery is bringing in the crowds for the art, the brews and the events!  Thursday, July 31st is the monthly Open House.   A wide range of coffees/ teas during the day and handcrafted beers/wine in the evenings  plus a full calendar of activities are offered: an art gallery, place to meet a friend, play a board game, share the Trivia mania or have a big laugh during the Comedy nights.  Bring your own food or take advantage of the food trucks that park nearby.  The Rickie Report shares the details here.  

 

 

 

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The Brewhouse Gallery

ART + COFFEE + CRAFT BEER

Thursday, July 31st

6 – 8 pm

720 Park Avenue    Lake Park,FL

561.771.1641 | Facebook | BrewhouseGallery.com

 

 

 

 

Laz Ruda

Laz Ruda Photography

 

 

 

Thursday, July 31st is the monthly Open House at the Brewhouse Gallery in Lake Park.  AJ Brockman and his business partner, Bobby Hodson have events planned for almost every night of the week!  Of course, everyone is welcome to just sit and chill out, too!

 

 

 

 

 

Greg Mathews Paintings

Greg Matthews Photography

Plan Your Week!

 

Monday – Cornhole tournament ($6) art, brews, and BBQ.
Tuesday – Karaoke starting in August.
Wednesday – Trivia Night.
Thursday – Open Mic and Poetry.
Friday and Saturday – live music and food trucks.
Sunday – Comedy

 

 

Tammy Frand, Ceramics for your walls

Tammy Frand, Ceramics for your walls

 

 

 

All reports say this place is hopping!  The public enjoys themselves in a sophisticated atmosphere, the artists gain new patrons and the Brewhouse brings us the true meaning of “community”.  Complete with Wi-Fi and a friendly vibe, the Brewhouse Gallery is your place to relax, socialize, and get somethin’ brewin!”

 

 

Michelle Nicole Lowe, Paintings

Michelle Nicole Lowe, Paintings

 

 

 Facebook event: https://www.facebook.com/events/250390805085294/

 

 

 

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For more information about The Brewhouse Gallery please contact :

info@BrewhouseGallery.com  or call  561.771.1641

 Facebook | BrewhouseGallery.com

Somethins’ Brewin at 720 Park Ave., Lake Park, FL 33403

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

Rickie Leiter, Publisher

The Rickie Report

P.O.Box 33423

Palm Beach Gardens, FL 33420

Rickie@therickiereport.com

561-537-0291

 

From Streets to Walls, Lake Worth Takes Painting to a New Level

Lake Worth is world famous for its outstanding and largest Street Painting Festival, where art transforms the asphalt into an outdoor gallery.  Now Lake Worth is GOING A-WALL!  From July 25th through the 27th, the public is invited to watch as three internationally known award winning artists create a trio of large scale murals in downtown Lake Worth.  Local artists are invited to participate.  The Rickie Report shares the details and knows you won’t want to miss the excitement that Bruce Webber Gallery and Hydra Projects brings!

 

 

 

 

Bruce Webber Galleries & Hydra Projects

Presents:

GOING A-WALL

July 25,  26,  27, 2014

Locations all in Downtown Lake Worth:

 

  • Bruce Webber Gallery 705 Lucerne Avenue

  • J Street Parking Lot at Lucerne Avenue Across from Post Office

  • K Street Alley between Lake and Lucerne Avenues

 

Public is Invited to

Watch it Happen LIVE!

 

 

 

 

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This 3 day live art event will also include Live Music, Cellograff Wall, Food Trucks, An Outdoor Bistro Area and Entertainment by Path/Plan Beats. Dave’s Last Resort will also host an area on North K Street.  Bruce Webber Galleries and Hydra Projects are joined by other sponsors, including  Street Painting Festival, City of Lake Worth and  Kobra Paint.

 

 

 

Be part of this contemporary movement in the art world and cities and towns all over the world! This is an opportunity to watch performance art in a new way.  It was first introduced to Lake Worth during its 20th Annual Street Painting Festival in February. Local artists will create on the scene during this live painting event.

 

 

New Mural in Lake Worth (Photo Courtesy of Bruce Webber Gallery)

New Mural in Lake Worth (Photo Courtesy of Bruce Webber Gallery)

 

 

The three original murals will set the stage in downtown Lake Worth by transforming the blank walls of retail buildings into art in public spaces…one wall at a time.  This is just the beginning of a metamorphoses!  

 

 

Art in Public Spaces is an expression of the community as well as a landmark and an attraction. This unique art event is a special opportunity to view these artists at work and witness first-hand the evolution of art in our city from traditional community art projects to more complex expressions of socially engaged art works and creative thinking.

 

 

For more information about this event please contact: Bruce Webber or David Webber at Bruce Webber Gallery 705 Lucerne Avenue  Lake Worth, FL 33460 by calling 561.582.1045 or Webbergallery.com

 

 

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

Rickie Leiter, Publisher

The Rickie Report

P.O.Box 33423

Palm Beach Gardens, FL 33420

Rickie@therickiereport.com

561-537-0291

 

 

 

 

 

 


 

 

Mandel Public Library of West Palm Beach Offers Dance Lessons, Book Clubs and Much More in July and August

Lazy days of summer and looking for something to do?  Crazy days of summer and need some relaxation?  The Mandel Public Library of West Palm Beach offers more than books!  Here is a short overview of activities for July and early August, including international film, speakers, dance performance, dance lessons and The Palm Beach County “Chinese Corner”. The Rickie Report urges you to get a FREE library card.  Check out e-books, movies, books, magazines and more activities than you could possibly think of!

 

 

 

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411 Clematis Street

W.Palm Beach, FL 33401

 

 561-868-7701

  www.mycitylibrary.org

 

 

 

 

Life’s a Beach! Computer Craft @ your City Library

 

Saturday, July 19, 2014 

 Edit your digital photo in class, print it out, and place it in the beautiful seashell frame you create! We will be here to guide you!  10:30 AM - 12:00 PM   2nd Floor – Computer Lab.    You must register for this FREE program!

 

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Sunday, July 20th

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Mystery Lovers Book Club

Saturday, July 26th 

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Chinese Corner

Sponsored by the US-China Peoples Friendship Association Palm Beach Chapter

Sunday – July 27 2014

 

The Palm Beach County “Chinese Corner”, modeled after the famous “English Corners” in China, provides an opportunity to meet other students of the language and native-speakers to practice conversational Chinese at any level. The monthly workshop is held in the library’s Clematis Room on the 4th Sunday of each month from 2:00 – 4:00pm. All are welcome to attend. For more information please call the library at 561-868-7701.

 

 

Argentine Tango Performance

Sunday, August 3 

 

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News of the Week

with Palm Beach Post Columnist Frank Cerabino

Monday, August 4th

 

Join The Palm Beach Post news columnist Frank Cerabino in a discussion of the news that is sometimes funny, often unpredictable, and always thought-provoking. He will provide an insider’s look at world, national, state and local news and offer his unique perspective. FREE! Third Floor Auditorium. No registration needed. Mondays June 23 to August 18, except for Mondays, October 20 to December 15, 2014. From 6:30 pm to 7:45 pm.

 

 

HUSTLE and DISCO Lessons!

Tuesdays, August 5th, 12th, 19th, 26th

 

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Friday with the FRIENDS Book Club:

A Brown-Bag Lunch Event

 

Friday, August 8th

 

Join us for some book chatter at 11:30 am followed by a moderated book discussion with Tara Moreno, reference librarian. For the month of August, the book to be discussed is “Me Before You” by JoJo Moyes. This event is free and open to Friends members and the public. All are welcome! Sponsored by the FRIENDS of the Mandel Public Library. For more information please contact 561-868-7709 or 7701. Feel free to bring your lunch!   11:30 AM - 1:00 PM.   3rd Floor – Hibiscus Room 

 

Learn to TANGO!

Wednesday, August 13th

 

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Sunday, August 17th 

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 For more information:

Foundation for the Mandel Public Library of West Palm Beach

411 Clematis Street  - 3rd Floor

561-822-9972

www.wpblibraryfound.org

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561-537-0291

 

Skip Hartzell Finally Letting His Dogs Out at Paul Fisher Gallery

Lake Worth Artist Skip Hartzell Has Over 100 Dogs!  And he is letting his dogs out for the first time at the Paul Fisher Gallery on July 25th. Skip Hartzell’s Dogs are not your ordinary dogs. These dogs are figments of his artistic imagination and creative vision. Don’t look for portraits of your pooch or pictures of dogs playing cards because you’ll not find them.  20% of the proceeds from the sale of the artwork will be donated to Furry Friends Rescue, a local 501 (c)(3) no-kill dog rescue. Furry Friends will be on-site with some of their adorable real-life adoptable dogs. Dogs are invited to attend this event and Woofgang Bakery of Palm Beach will be there with special doggy treats!  The Rickie Report shares the details of this exhibit and a sneak peek! 

 

 

 

 

 Paul Fisher Gallery

Presents

Skip Hartzell’s Dogs

 

Opening Reception

Friday, July 25th

 6 – 9 pm

Exhibit continues through August 26th by Appointment

433 Flamingo Drive

W.Palm Beach, FL 33401

 

 

 

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Skip Hartzell will be presenting his work to the public for the first time at an opening reception at Paul Fisher Gallery on July 25,  2014, from 6:00pm to 9:00pm. The exhibition will be up through August 26 and can be seen by appointment by calling the gallery at (561) 832-5255. The gallery is located at 433 Flamingo Dr, West Palm Beach, FL 33401

 

 

20% of the proceeds from the sale of the artwork will be donated to Furry Friends Rescue, a local 501 (c)(3) no-kill dog rescue. Furry Friends will be on-site with some of their adorable real-life adoptable dogs. Dogs are invited to attend this event and Woofgang Bakery of Palm Beach will be there with special doggy treats!

 

"Doodles" by Skip Hartzell

“Doodles” by Skip Hartzell

 

 

When you walk into Skip Hartzell’s studio you are greeted by hundreds of dogs in all shapes, sizes, textures and colors. There are dogs on the wall that create an intriguing color field installation. There are medium size dogs standing or sitting and hanging all over the place. And his large dogs just ask to be hugged.

 

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“Fred” by Skip Hartzell

 

 

Skip’s work is entertaining, optimistic and captivating. There is something primitive yet sophisticated about his art. He is able to combine a unique artistic playfulness with a serious understanding of shape, color and texture. Working with a series of repeating personal dog images that is somewhat reminiscent of Jim Dine’s hearts, Skip prefers to emphasize the hands-on, gestural, and expressive nature of his work.

 

"Waiting" by Skip Hatrzell

“Waiting” by Skip Hatrzell

 

 

In addition to the sculptures, Skip creates large paintings and drawings that capture the essence of “dog”.  But don’t be fooled by the cuteness of this work. Just like real dogs, Skip’s dogs draw you in yet they are tethered by a thin leash, extending beyond the canvas to where?  All of his work is rich with intricacies of color and technique. His painterly expression captures each dog’s own personality with beautiful textures, line and brush strokes using mixed media to bring each dog to life.

 

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“Patiently” by Skip Hartzell

 

 

Skip states, “I believe that the secret to making good art is to empty your head of all assumptions, preconceived thoughts and ideas, then simply open yourself to all possibilities and let the magic flow through you.  Inspiration comes about through perspiration and it is better to be prolific than to try to be perfect. Although I love dogs, my work is about form, movement, color, texture and mostly about personal painterly expression.”

 

 

 

You can preview some of Skip’s work at www.skiphartzell.com.

Furry Friends Adoption can be contacted through www.furryfriendadoption.com.

 

 

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

Rickie Leiter, Publisher

The Rickie Report

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Palm Beach Gardens, FL 33420

Rickie@therickiereport.com

561-537-0291