McMow Art Glass Announces June and July Specialty Classes From Beginner To Professional Levels

Join McMow Art Glass for an exciting NEW class lineup for June and July! McMow offers the very best in art glass education, in a dedicated teaching facility. Learn from the masters, and have some FUN!    NEW CLASSES: Mastering the Masters: Van Gogh & Georgia O’Keefe, 3D Flamingo mosaic, Mold Making, Fused Glass Night lights, and Fused Glass Cacti. The Rickie Report shares the details and some sneak peeks.  Saturday, June 23rd is FREE DEMO DAY!

 

 

 

McMow Art Glass, Inc.
701 North Dixie Hwy.     Lake Worth, FL 33460
Phone  (561) 585-9011   Fax Number: (561) 586-2292

www.mcmow.com            https://www.facebook.com/McMowArtGlass/

 

 

 

To register for class please contact the Retail Department: 561-585-9011 x100

 

 

 

JUNE & JULY 2018 SPECIALTY CLASSES

Call to Register TODAY!

June Classes:

 

Saturday June 2nd – No Class

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Wednesday June 6th Introduction to Fusing 6-8pm $75– Patti
*Beginner Level*
In this two hour session participants will learn about the basics of glass fusing, and work with a variety of glass materials including glass frits, powders, and stringers. You will complete your very own fused glass coaster. Each piece will be a one-of-a-kind functional piece of art. The completed fired pieces will be available for pick-up the following week. All materials are included

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Saturday June 9thOpen Fusing Workshop 10am-2pm $45  – Phil & Patti

*Fusing Experience REQUIRED*
Create a STUNNING fused glass project of your choice! Come in with your idea, and Patti or Phil will help you make your dream project a reality. They will help you determine design, materials, and kiln firings – which you can pay for separately.  Experience is required – both beginning fusing knowledge and cutting experience is required. This is also a GREAT way to meet other fusing fanatics! Note:  Materials and kiln firings not included 

 

 

NEW Wednesday June 13thFused Glass Cacti 6-8pm $75- Patti

*Cutting Experience Required*

Design and create your very own cacti garden! In this fun & creative class students will create two potted fused glass cacti. Students will use sheet glass, wire, murrine, and other fused glass accessories to crate these charming southwest inspired “plants.”  All materials and kiln firings included.

 

Saturday June 16th LAB: Cold working Basics for Fusers 9am-12pm $25 – Phil

*Beginner Level*

In this 3-hour watch and learn experience students will learn how to use cold working tools in order to create a professional looking finished project. Take your fused art glass to the next level!

 

 

NEW Wednesday June 20thFused Glass Nightlights 6-8pm $65 – Patti

*Cutting Experience Required*

This is the perfect class for gift-giving! Create adorable fused glass nightlights in this fast-paced fusing class. Students will create two nightlights with the subject matter of their choice. Think owls, elephants and lovable kid’s room characters! Each student will create two night lights and all materials and kiln firings are included

 

 

NEW

 Saturday June 23rd

DEMO DAY:

Mold Making Basics with Phil

10am-Noon

FREE
McMow experts will demonstrate new products and techniques throughout the day!

Free and Open to the Public

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Wednesday June 27thCutting Course 6pm-9pm $65-Phil

*Beginner Level*
In this three hour course Phil will teach students about different cutting & breaking tools, how to cut glass, and the do’s & don’ts of cutting glass. The class will end with a brief overview of a helpful cutting tool, The Morton System. This class is perfect for students who have taken an entry level fusing, mosaic, or stained glass class and are looking to improve or brush up on cutting skills. After taking this course, students should be comfortable enough with cutting to start working on pieces on their own. A 15% discount will be offered on cutting tools!

 

NEW Saturday June 30th3-D Mosaic Flamingoes 9am-3pm $150 Taylor & Suzanne
*Beginner Level*

Create an adorable, 3-dimensional yard flamingo out of mosaic art glass. This fun & creative class will teach you the basic fundamentals of the direct-method mosaic process. Students will leave class will a decorative lawn flamingo like nobody has ever seen!

July Classes:

 

Wednesday July 4th – CLOSED

Saturday July 7th – Special SALE Day!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Wednesday July 11th Introduction to Fusing 6-8pm $75– Patti
*Beginner Level*
In this two hour session participants will learn about the basics of glass fusing, and work with a variety of glass materials including glass frits, powders, and stringers. You will complete your very own fused glass coaster. Each piece will be a one-of-a-kind functional piece of art. The completed fired pieces will be available for pick-up the following week. All materials are included

 

NEW Saturday July 14th Mastering the Masters: Van Gogh & Georgia O’Keefe 9am – 3pm $150
*Cutting Skills Required*
Do you love the Masters? In this class, you will learn how to turn selected Van Gogh paintings into a workable glass pattern to cut and create your own masterpiece, and play with the techniques required turning a Georgia O’Keefe canvas into a fused glass piece of art of your own! Cutting experience required.

Wednesday July 18th – NO SPECIALTY CLASS

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Saturday July 21stStained Glass Sailboats 9am-12pm $45- Patti
*Beginner Level*
A fast and easy way to learn the art of stained glass! Learn to create 3-piece stained glass sailboats in just ONE DAY! 

Wednesday July 25th – NO SPECIALTY CLASS

 

Saturday July 28thImpressionistic Landscapes in Fused Glass 9am-3pm $150- Patti

*Beginner Level*

Think Monet! Be inspired by the beautiful landscapes and let your imagination create a serene scene made entirely of glass frits, stringers & powders. Students will learn fusing basics, as well as how to use fusing accessories such as stringers, frits and powders to bring life to their landscape. All materials and kiln firings are included.

 

 

 

For details about these classes,workshops and events and to schedule special tours please contact:

Taylor Materio
McMow Art Glass, Inc
561-585-9011 x108   Fax: 561-586-2292
taylor@mcmow.com   www.mcmow.com
https://www.facebook.com/McMowArtGlass/

 

 

 

 

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

 

 

 

Jen Walls Shares Overview Of “Werner’s Nomenclature Of Colours”, Originally Published In 1814, It Still Has Relevance Today

We’ve seen a flurry of comments on social media about the upcoming reprint of  “Werner’s Nomenclature of Colours – Adapted to Zoology, Botany, Chemistry, Mineralogy, Anatomy, and the Arts” By P. Syme. This book, originally published in 1814, was used by Charles Darwin during his journey on the HMS Beagle!  What is it’s relevance now and why are artists bemoaning the crises of their copy having not yet arrived?  The Rickie Report asked award wining, Internationally acclaimed fine artist, Jen Walls, to share an overview of the book (her copy arrived early) and to enlighten us.  

 

 

 

 

What joy to hold this gorgeous book in my very own hands, months and months after it was pre- ordered. Many are still waiting for their copies. How mine proceeded them, I do not know, except that maybe, just maybe, I was meant to gush over it for you, dear reader.

This book, originally published in 1814, was used by Charles Darwin during his journey on the HMS Beagle. I am giddy holding a copy of the very same, where emerald green is further described as the underside of wings of green broom moth and my painter’s mind begins salivating at such exquisite beauty.

In this book, there are no quinacridones, no fluorescents, no metallics. But who needs them when there is broccoli brown (head of black headed gull), French grey (breast of pied wag tail)and brownish red (mark on throat of red-throated diver)? And those are just the animals…the colors are further described by the vegetable and mineral counterparts.

 

“Werner’s Nomenclature of Colours – Adapted to Zoology, Botany, Chemistry, Mineralogy, Anatomy, and the Arts” By P. Syme

 

Jen Wells “Crazy Little Thing Called Love” mixed media on wood

 

This is a modest book – not too large, not too lengthy. And the colors are soft swatches, timid and demure. The typeset is quaint and old and charming and somehow quirky in a QWERTY world. But is it a sign of a turning in the world of art? Could all of our modern pigments and toxic varnishes and plastic paints be perhaps going out of fashion, just a bit? There are a few visionary artists abandoning toxic mediums for those more friendly to animals, vegetables and, well perhaps even minerals. Could it, just maybe, possibly foretell a return to the wonders of simple watercolor? Not that our spray-painted boxcar tags or glossy resins will disappear – certainly not. And yet, in the wake of the Bullseye Glass hullabaloo and floating continents of plastic in our seas, it is a book that whispers remember when and bids us explore things as they once were.

 

Jen Well’s “Following the Moses Voice”, mixed media on board

 

If we were to rename colors based on the fauna of a modern world, would animals such as the Lebellula Depressa, the flesh fly, the Pochard duck or the warty newt even be in our vocabulary? I can see a modern red described as the gnarly crest of a Muscovy duck. Perhaps a black like the beady eye of a city rat. But our familiarity with the natural world has faded since Darwin’s time. We’d be better suited to naming colors after the current models of sneakers or cars.

Lest you think I am a crabby old fart, eschewing modern conveniences, I assure you I am a great fan of air conditioning, Instagram and my iPhone. But somewhere inside I long for the simpler times of chocolate red (breast of bird of paradise) and brownish purple red (red antimony ore).

 

Jen Well’s “Pongo” mixed media on plywood

 

 

The timing of this publication, so near to Earth Day, has me re-evaluating the eight-hundred million colors of paint in my own studio (only a slight exaggeration) and renewing my determination to use re-purposed supports such as cardboard, paper bags and wood rescued from the curb on trash day. But even if Werner’s Nomenclature of Colours doesn’t result in radical transformation of its readers, it does serve as a reminder of the deep connection between the colors we paint with and the animal, plant and mineral kingdoms they are inspired by. And I will raise my glass of aricula purple (egg of the largest bluebottle or flesh fly) colored wine to that.

 

 

 

 

 

About Jen Walls:

Mixed media artist and illustrator Jen Walls finds malarkey here, there and everywhere she looks. She paints it into whimsical girls, moody abstracts and soulful creatures. Walls writes an introspective (and sometimes humorous) blog to accompany new works. Her paintings were featured in the book “Blue Wild” with poet Mary W. Cox, and in “100 Love Notes” by author Hyong Yi. An illuminated novel by fantasy fiction writer Dana Kumerow,” The Storyteller’s Apprentice”, features Walls’ whimsical characters and the backgrounds of artist Brittany Tate and debuts this fall!

 

Jen shares, “There is malarkey here.  And there.  And everywhere I look.  I want to grab it all and paint it into whimsical girls, moody abstracts and soulful creatures.  The journey of my own existence, so serious and grown up, juxtapositions against this riot of color, texture and play”​.   

“The studio is my kingdom, and sometimes the paintings let me reign.  On off days, there is a wild rumpus of characters and creatures bossing me around, and on those occasions there are abstracts – other worlds where I can paint alone while the studio kids chatter amongst themselves.  In my work is experimentation, discipline, repetition, tenacity, intuition and exploration, along with paint, pen and paper.  Is there another way to create?  None that I know”.

“My paintings live in collections across the United States, Europe and Canada.  Works are displayed in juried shows, galleries and festivals.  There are award ribbons hanging on my wall – enough to make me feel very lucky.  Little pieces of me live on in multiple publications, including several books and magazines. I’ve been the featured artist in many venues, and a three-time artist-in-residence at a gallery in Ireland.  My demos and workshops help others find their creative inner wild child, and I am delighted to give public talks on the business of art”.

 

 

Join the adventure at www.jenwalls.com

 

 

 

 

 

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

Public invited To Free Demo With Ceramic Sculptor, Lorrie Goss, At Marker 23 Gallery In Stuart

Lorrie Goss creates original and custom interior water fountain art perfectly suitable for a home or professional office décor.  The water vessels as well as the interior sculptural pieces are hand sculpted from stoneware clay.  Winner of The Peoples’ Choice Award at Marker 23 Gallery, she will be offering a Free Demo featuring artist glazes on Saturday, June 2nd at the gallery located in Port Salerno (Stuart).  The Rickie Report shares the details and some sneak peeks.  Please RSVP to save your place!

4745 SE Desoto Avenue      Stuart, Florida (772) 888-3827

 

Marker  23 Gallery  Features

L O R R I E      G O S S,

Clay Fountains By Lorrie

Free Demonstration and Artist Talk

Saturday, June 2nd

3 – 8 PM

Please call to reserve a space:  772.284.4325

Clay Fountains By Lorrie

 

 

Lorrie Goss creates original and custom interior water fountain art perfectly suitable for a home or professional office décor.  The water vessels as well as the interior sculptural pieces are hand sculpted from stoneware clay.  Each is designed to complement and enhance the color and theme of the base fountain.  Many pieces include hand crafted copper elements and a subtle light that adds even more interest for the functional water flow design.  All pieces are original and no two are alike. 

 

Close-Up detail of one of Lorrie’s fountains

 

Growing up in an artistic family, Lorrie Goss originally attended Grand Valley State University for her BA degree in Art. She had taken a  3-D sculptural design class which changed her direction completely. From that one class she began to incorporate design with water fountains.  Lorrie creates original fountains that can be placed in any location throughout the home or office which includes pools or lanais, or any room with an electrical outlet.

 

Turtle Fountain by Lorrie Goss

 

 

By 2011, she had accumulated more equipment , prompting an expansion of her own clay studio at her home in Port St. Lucie, Florida, which includes two kilns, and a gallery showroom at Main Street Studio and Gallery in Vero Beach, Florida. While it took some time to get the studio up and running, her name and work received more and more notice.

 

 

“Flamingo” fountain by Lorrie Goss

 

Today, with the business Clay Fountains By Lorrie, she devotes her time between the ceramic studio and attending art shows and galleries in towns throughout  Florida. Her background in design and bright personality allow her to produce works that are as functional as they are original, custom, captivating and joyful!

 

“Manatee” Fountain by Lorrie Goss

 

Lorrie was recently showcased in the Sandpiper Bay Neighbors Magazine April 2016 edition as a ceramic sculptural artist along with her husband Ken. She was also showcased in Vero Beach Magazine as the featured artist at Main Street Studio and Gallery.  She received 1st Place awards at the Indian River Birding Festival, the Hibiscus Festival Art and Fine Craft Show, and Peoples’ Choice awards at Sandhill Cove Arts Festival and Marker 23 Gallery’s “Endangered Florida” Exhibit. Lorrie is a member of the Martin Arts Guild, Lighthouse ArtCenter, Main Street Vero Beach, and serves on the Board of the Martin Arts Council.

 

 

For more information about this event or to contact Lorrie:

 Clay Fountains By Lorrie
www.ClayFountainsByLorrie.com

https://www.facebook.com/Clay-Fountains-By-Lorrie-306156046096302/

 772.284.4325

 

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Rickie Leiter, Publisher

Rickie@therickiereport.com   561-537-0291

17019 SW Sapri Way   Port St. Lucie, FL 34986

Lighthouse ArtCenter Accepting Entries For “Art Of Association” From Miami To Vero Beach

The Lighthouse ArtCenter is accepting entries for “Art Of Association” for its upcoming exhibit September 4th through October 11th.  The public is invited to see the exhibit throughout, plus meet the artists at the Third Thursday event on September 20th. Awards and an artist reception will take place at that time.  The Rickie Report shares the details of this CALL FOR ART and urges ART ASSOCIATIONS to share their members’ creativity through this annual exhibit! Deadline: Monday, August 6th!

 

 

LIGHTHOUSE ARTCENTER GALLERY
373 Tequesta Drive, Tequesta, FL 33469
561-746-3101
Monday – Friday, 10 am – 4 pm  ​Saturday, 10 am – 2 pm  Sunday, closed

SCHOOL OF ART
395 Seabrook Road, Tequesta, FL 33469
561-748-8737
Monday – Saturday, 9 am – 5 pm  Sunday, closed

PLEASE NOTE:   LAC will be closed on the following dates:
 (Gallery & School) will be closed:  May 26 – May 28, 20182

The Lighthouse ArtCenter presents an invitational exhibition featuring the works of members in Art Associations from Miami to Vero Beach, FL.  Associations jury their own members’ art and present the pieces which represent their best artwork in this exciting show!  Art of Association at the Lighthouse ArtCenter creates a perfect opportunity for the South Florida community of artists to meet, celebrate each other’s work and enjoy the cross pollination of ideas.  The exhibition will be judged, with prizes awarded in multiple categories.

 

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For more information:

www.lighthousearts.org

Send entries to: AoA18@LighthouseArts.org

Send via US Mail: Janeen Mason, Curator,

 Lighthouse ArtCenter  

373 Tequesta Drive  Tequesta, FL 33469

 

 

 

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

 

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Aya Fiber Offers Summer Camp Experiences For Children Who Love To Create

Do you have a creative kid? Summer Fiber Camp at the Aya Fiber Studio will stretch their imagination and improve their skills.  It consists of four, 1 week sessions with a focus on Surface Design. Each week campers will explore a different fiber technique and learn several different processes. In each session we will learn the basics of surface design through printing, dyeing, and sewing. We will learn about shibori, batik, eco printing and other types of resist dyeing. We will print our own fabrics and then use these fabrics to create projects. The Rickie Report shares the details here and urges you to sign up now!

 

SUMMER  CAMP  –  AYA  FIBER  STUDIO

Aya Fiber Studio

Fish House Art Center

4745 SE Desoto Ave

Port Salerno, Florida 34997

STUDIO and BOUTIQUE OPEN: Tuesday- Saturday

and by appointment: 336-693-4606

 

 

 

 

Do you have a creative kid?

Does your Child like to draw, paint, sew or make things?

 

 

Summer Fiber Camp at the Aya Fiber Studio will stretch their imagination and improve their skills.  It consists of four, 1 week sessions with a focus on Surface Design. Each week campers will explore a different fiber technique and learn several different processes. In each session we will learn the basics of surface design through printing, dyeing, and sewing. We will learn about shibori, batik, eco printing and other types of resist dyeing. We will print our own fabrics and then use these fabrics to create projects.

 

 

  • Session I: Let’s Talk About Dyes: June 18-22, 2018 – We will learn all about dyes and the history of dyeing. We will make natural dyes using items from the local market. We will make an indigo vat and learn about mix reactive dyes. Each day we will make a small project using these dyes.

 

  • Session II: Resist Dyeing: June 25-29, 2018 – We will learn all about resist dyeing. We will learn about Japanese Shibori, batik and resist pastes.

 

  • Session III: Printing on Fabric: July 2-6, 2018 – In this week we will do some marbling, eco-printing and deconstructed screen printing.
  • Session IV: Sewing 101: July 9-13, 2018 – In this week we will learn basic hand stitching and how to use a sewing machine. We will be constructing a simple apron and fabrics created in previous weeks can be used (can bring sewing machine).

 

 

On Friday evenings we will have an art show from 6:00 PM to 8:00 PM in the studio for friends and family to see everyone’s work.

Participants need to bring Lunch and a water bottle- we will provide snack

Ages: 9 to 14 years

Location: Aya Fiber Studio – 4745 SE Desoto Avenue, Stuart 34997

Hours: 8:30- 3:30

Full Day Program: $210

Phone: 336-693-4306

 

For more details about these events, classes, upcoming workshops and opportunities to explore creative fabric design:

 

Contact Suzanne Connors at: (336) 693-4606

or visit www.ayafiberstudio.com

or visit:

www.facebook.com/ayafiberstudio?fref=ts

 

 

 

 

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

 

 

 

Queen of Pawns Donates Mural, “Stronger Together”, And Invites Everyone To Festivities On May 27th

Queen of Pawns will be painting a series of murals on each of their stores’ exterior walls as a way to say “Thank You” to the local community. The first piece, called “Stronger Together”, is located at their Lake Worth store at 3380 South Military Trail.  Created by Jennifer Chaparro, a locally based internationally acclaimed muralist, the mural expands the mission statement of this family-owned business. The public is invited to the unveiling festivities on Sunday, May 27th.  You will have an opportunity to meet the artist!  The Rickie Report shares the details and some sneak peeks!

 

 

 

MURAL  CELEBRATION

SUNDAY,  MAY 27

10:30  –  3: 30  PM

3380 South Military Trail    Lake Worth, FL

 

 

 

 

ALL ARE WELCOME TO ATTEND!

 

 

 

The Story:

“We love our community, our customers, and our business. We are forever thankful that Palm Beach County has allowed us to flourish and we feel it is time to give back to the community. Queen of Pawns wishes to donate their stores’ exterior walls to Palm Beach County by, in time, creating a series of public murals on our walls. Art is understood by every background, religion, race, and gender; it is because of this phenomenon we plan to celebrate diversity and community in our mural; we want this art to be enjoyed and celebrated by everyone”.

The Mural:

Jennifer Chapparo was chosen from a national Call for artists who applied for this mural.  Jennifer tells The Rickie Report, “The specific idea was germinating before this Queen of Pawns opportunity.  The physical challenge was filling in a 60′ wide wall with cut-outs, which could not be painted. Once she saw the wall, she knew she could incorporate her previous vision with new elements.  Jennifer, who is familiar with Lake Worth’s diverse community, wanted to encompass a design that would encourage everyone to work together.  She chose a Diversity Mandala, plus the multi-colored strings, to show Lake Worth as a community fully invested in bringing all people together.

 

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After

 

About Queen of Pawns:

Queen of Pawns is a family owned pawning company and has strong values when it comes to how they conduct business; they pride themselves on treating customers with respect, dignity, and royal customer service (They boast a maintained a 5 star rating on Google Reviews!) Queen of Pawns operates 4 locations in Palm Beach County, 3 in Orlando, and 2 coming soon to Tampa. Attachment to the community is very important, we wish to make a positive and long lasting impact.

Follow us: https://www.facebook.com/QoPawns/     Visit: www.queenofpawns.com

If you would like to partner, advertise, or have any question regarding the event, please contact:

Matt DeStefano, Director of Marketing

Marketing@queenofpawns.net     561-578-1202

 

 

 

Muralist,  Jennifer Chapparo:

 

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Jennifer tells The Rickie Report, “I have been (and will be) an artist all my life.  It is in my blood and genes.  With a grandfather that was a noted sculpture and art professor in Iowa and New York City, I knew from a very early age that it was inevitable that I would be an artist in some kind.  I have worked with many different materials, including pen and ink, water color, acrylic, ceramics, fabric, and computers.  I received a Bachelor of Arts degree in Design from UCLA, and then went on to spend 25 years in graphic design for advertising and marketing, specializing in logo design and corporate identity for some large companies, including Domino’s Pizza, Life Fitness and the Legend Group”.

“But in 2004, the chalk bug bit me, and bit me hard.  I began street painting as a fun activity to do with my two talented daughters.  We discovered we loved it, and were really good at it.  After a couple of years, I started to receive offers to do street painting for special events, and I realized this could possibly be a way to make a living.  In 2009, I was laid off from my full-time graphic design position due to the tanking economy.  I took the opportunity to begin my business, Amazing Street Painting, as a special event street painter/chalk artist.  I have won many awards for my unique style of chalking, and now travel all over the United States and the world to create these custom pieces of art.  In 2011, I received my Maestro Certification from the Florida Chalk Artists Association, which certifies that I am a full-fledged master of chalk art”.
I like to stretch myself by trying many different styles, including the reproductions of everything from traditional Italian masterpieces to American Masters like Rockwell and Leyendecker, 3D anamorphic art, custom advertising pieces and interactive art.  Every surface is different and presents it’s own challenges.  I enjoy the interaction with the crowd and sharing this art form with all ages.  It is a completely different experience than painting alone in a studio.  When asked if I am sad that it won’t last, I respond that compared to a piece hanging in a gallery or home, which is seen by very few people, I can reach a much larger and broader audience with my street art.  I was told I have the “hands of an angel” and have touched many people with the beauty and emotion the art evokes.  It lives on not only in the memories of the people I’ve touched, but also in photos that they take and share, and takes on a life of it’s own.

Born in St. Joseph, Michigan, Jennifer Nichols was born into an artistic family.  Her grandfather, Harry E. Stinson, was a recognized Sculptor, Painter and Art Professor at the University of Iowa and Hunter College in New York City.  Jennifer attended UCLA, graduating with a degree in Design, focusing on costume & clothing design.  She continued to pursue painting while working in advertising and raising her two daughters in Dayton, Ohio.  Jennifer’ work was exhibited at various galleries and events in Ohio between 1992 – 1999.  She also was very involved with the Dayton Visual Arts Center, serving as their president and as a board member and contributing artist.In 1999, she moved to Palm Beach, Florida.  In 2004, Jennifer and her daughters began participating in the Street Painting Festival in Lake Worth, Florida, which is the largest street painting event in the United States, attracting 100,000 visitors each year.  Jennifer and her daughters have worked together on several large works over the years since.  She received her Semplice Professional Certification in 2009 and her Qualificato Certification in 2010, and her Maestro Certification in 2011 from the FCAA.  In 2012, Jennifer founded the International Street Painting Society, as a way to help other street artists connect and be more successful, and help street painting be seen as a legitimate art form.

Constantly looking for new challenges, Jennifer is open to new materials and processes, and will chalk on just about anything.  She also has expanded into creating permanent murals. In addition to the chalk art, Jennifer has done work in a variety of media such as pen & ink, watercolor, acrylic, gouache, ceramics and fiber, and freelances as a graphic designer, specializing in logos, advertising & marketing materials and websites.

Contact Jennifer Chapparo:

jnchaparro@aol.com

http://www.designforthefuture.biz

http://www.amazingstreetpainting.com

http://www.amazingstreetpainting.blogspot.com/

 

 

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The Elliott Museum Announces A Sweet Call To Artists For 2D, 3D And Edible Art

Artists working in any 2D and 3D media are being challenged to think outside the box and create work for Sweet! – a food & drink-themed juried art show to be held in the Elliott Museum’s Changing Exhibitions Gallery this fall. The show will feature works by Florida artists in all media (except photography or digital images) and runs September 15th through November 4th. The opening reception will be held Saturday, September 15th and will include an Edible Artwork Show & Competition in conjunction with the food-themed artwork. The Rickie Report shares the details of how to apply and we cannot wait to see this exhibit!!  Mark your calendars for the Opening Reception NOW!  

 

 

825 NE Ocean Boulevard   Stuart, FL 34996
772-225-1961   

www.elliottmuseum.org

The Elliott Museum on Hutchinson Island in Stuart Is Open daily 10 am – 5 pm.  

 

OPENING  RECEPTION:

Saturday, September 15, 2018

2- 5 PM

Exhibit will be available September 15th through November 4th

Go to EVENTS and click on: 

CLICK FOR ARTWORK PROSPECTUS: SWEET_ARTWORK_PROSPECTUS_FINAL

CLICK FOR ARTWORK ENTRY INFORMATION: HOWTOCAFE_EM_SWEET

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CULINARY ARTISTS: CHECK BACK FOR EDIBLE ENTRY FORM – COMING SOON!

Artists working in traditional media and edible products both are encouraged to be creative in their choices for subject matter.  Artwork will be available for sale for the duration of the exhibition, and edible artists may opt to sell their creations in a silent auction during the reception.  All sales will benefit the Elliott Museum as well as the artists.  Some edible artists may have samples available or even serve their creations after the judging concludes.  Reception guests will have a chance to vote for their favorite edible creation in both People’s Choice and Kids’ Choice categories.  There will also be a People’s Choice award for traditional artwork that will be announced a week before the art exhibition closes.
 

CALL  FOR   ARTISTS:

Traditional artists have until August 12th to submit up to five pieces for consideration through callforentry.orgCulinary artists have until September 7th to submit plans for their projects.  Submission guidelines, prospectuses, and rules can be found on the website or by visiting the Museum.  Sponsorship opportunities are also available: call Deb Banta at 772-225-1961, ext. 124.  Questions about the shows should be emailed to Robin Lee Makowski at RMakowski@elliottmuseum.org.

For more information about this event, classes, exhibits, workshops or membership:

The Elliott Museum is located at 825 NE Ocean Boulevard in Stuart, FL

772-225-1961

www.ElliottMuseum.org

Facebook: https://facebook.com/elliottmuseum

 

 

 

 

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The Stars Come Out This Saturday Night At GARALA At City Place! Costumes, Art, Cocktails, And More!

The Stars Come Out at Night!  Gabriele Kraus, Ray Gross and Laurent Dareau invite you to a Saturday night soirée at GARALA at City Place. Saturday, May 12th, everyone is invited to come dressed up as your favorite celebrity or character, enjoy art, cocktails and more!  The Rickie Report gives the details here so you don’t miss any of the action!

 

 

 


701 S. Rosemary Avenue    West Palm Beach

CityPlace

 

 

 

The  Stars

Come  Out  at  Night!  

Gabriele Kraus, Ray Gross and Laurent Dareau invite you to a Saturday night soirée at GARALA at City Place.  Come dressed up as your favorite celebrity or character, enjoy art, cocktails and more!  

 

701 S. Rosemary Ave

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

BASQUAIT  PRINT USED TO SELL THE ORIGINAL  60″X 67″

Gabriele’s  “Marilyn”

“Red Shoe” by Ray Gross

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

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Lighthouse ArtCenter Satellite Exhibition, “Art Of The Figure” Opens On the 22nd Floor Capitol Gallery, Tallahassee, FL, Featuring Sam Perry, Terre Rybovich, Purvis Young

If you’re traveling to the State Capitol this summer be sure to visit the artwork of three native born Floridians who surprise and delight us with their entirely unexpected viewpoints, talents and techniques. The Lighthouse ArtCenter, based in Tequesta, is proud to present these important testaments to our shared humanity. These accomplished artists translate their individual life experiences using only pencils and paint on paper and canvas, or in the case of Purvis Young, anything he could get his hands on. Highlighted are: Sam Perry, Terre Rybovich, and Purvis Young (Florida Artist Hall Of Fame, 2018).   The Rickie Report shares the details and some sneak peeks. Many thanks to Janeen Mason for curating this seminal exhibit, available now through August 31st.

 

 

 

 

 

Lighthouse ArtCenter Satellite Exhibition

22nd Floor Capitol Gallery

Tallahassee, Florida

“Art of the Figure”

A cultural narrative by the native born:

Sam Perry

Terre Rybovich

Purvis Young (Florida Artist Hall of Fame – 2018)

May 1 – August 31, 2018

Curated by Janeen Mason

 

 

The Lighthouse ArtCenter is proud to present these important testaments to our shared humanity.

https://youtu.be/V2U8UGWw-kA

 

 

 

 

 

Sam Perry

 

Sam Perry grew up in West Palm Beach, Florida, and is now one of the area’s most accomplished artists. He achieved success as an abstract artist in galleries in Miami, New York and elsewhere. Then, in the wake of 9/11, Sam chose to focus on the human figure. “It was a paradigm shift for me,” he explained. “I became more aware of humanity and its frailty.”

Sam is an active proponent of the arts in his community. A member of the faculty of the Armory Art Center since 1987, he is now the longest- serving person there. He also taught art at Florida Atlantic University, Palm Beach Atlantic University and Dreyfoos School of the Arts, in addition to giving private lessons.

Sam received all of his education in Florida. He earned his Bachelor of Fine Art at Ringling College of Art and Design and his Master of Fine Art at Florida Atlantic University.

“I like to draw in public spaces because it connects me to my community.” Sam added, “Palm Beach county is significant to the arts in Florida and becoming more so as the population continues to grow and evolve into sophisticated art-lovers.”

Sam Perry is the recipient of the South Florida Cultural Consortium Fellowship. His work has appeared in numerous solo exhibitions and is collected by museums, universities and private patrons.

 

 

Terre Rybovich

 

Each of these large drawings began with Terre Rybovich charcoaling the entire surface of the paper and then lying down on it. The idea came to her years ago while delirious with the flu. “Drawing backwards” is how it initially presented itself. In other words, she removes charcoal to create an image instead of adding charcoal to paper.

Focused on figurative work, the body seemed like the most promising means for removing charcoal. The imprints are subtle but powerful, even edifying. She explains an unexpected outcome of this technique is how the mind reacts when confronted with creative input that it did not generate. Every new drawing requires a period of slow absorption, or acquiescence, before the mind can yield to the body’s input. Then the imprint guides the process of completing the drawing.

Ultimately, the result of the body calling the shots at the drawing board is that she creates artwork that the mind could not have imagined. This means she works in a state of perpetual wonder.

Other artists have imprinted their art with their bodies since the earliest cave paintings. What captivates us is the unadulterated impact of this most literal means of making the immaterial material— which is the essence of art.

Terre’s formal education covered politics and economics. Her first career was in social justice activism and grant-making. That activist experience forged an enduring commitment to this world. It also instilled a courageous drive that she channels into art-making where she is happiest when she ventures beyond what is known.

She is the daughter of Tommie Rybovich, the noted boat designer and builder. Ms. Rybovich proudly claims an inheritance of self-guided vision and ambition for the work.

 

Purvis Young 1943-2010

Inducted into the Florida Artist Hall of Fame 2018

 

Born in Miami’s Liberty City neighborhood, visual artist Purvis Young is most associated with the Overtown neighborhood where he settled in the 1960s. A major figure in the world of “Outsider Art,” his work may be found in the collections of the American Folk Art Museum, the Corcoran Gallery of Art, the High Museum of Art, the National Museum of African American History and Culture, and the Philadelphia Museum of Art, as well as Overtown’s Black Archives History and Research Foundation of South Florida, among many others.

A prolific creator, Young served three years in prison as a teenager, where he began drawing and studying art books from the prison library. “I didn’t have nothing going for myself,” he said. “That’s the onliest thing I could mostly do. I was just looking through art books, looking at guys painting their feelings.”

His work, highly influenced by Western art history, is colorful and vibrant, often serving as social critique and a call to action for social justice. Young painted and drew on a multiplicity of objects including found wood, discarded cardboard, doors, old utility bills, and printed pages from books. His installation “Good Bread Alley” consisted of multiple works affixed to the walls of a vacant alley in Overtown. Artworks were often sold or removed, then replaced with new works, and the installation/mural soon attracted the attention of the media and Bernard Davis, owner of the Miami Art Museum, who became an early patron, providing art supplies to the artist.

 

For more information go towww.LighthouseArts.org

To inquire about the availability of specific pieces in the video please email Janeen Mason, Curator, Lighthouse ArtCenter  Janeen@LighthouseArts.org

 

 

 

 

 

Lighthouse ArtCenter:

The Lighthouse ArtCenter is a 501c(3) nonprofit that has provided uninterrupted art and cultural programming in Palm Beach County Florida for 55 years. Started in 1964 by Christopher Norton and eight ambitious artists the ArtCenter has grown to include a 5,000 square foot gallery and 8,000 square foot school of art. The gallery installs an average of 11 exhibitions visited by over 20,000 guests each year while the school of art features a faculty of 45 professional artists who serve over 2,500 adult students and 700 children (ages 6-12). Scholarships are available for those in need. Adults and children with special needs meet for art classes at no charge. Faculty outreach serves over 300 more residents in assisted living facilities, underserved communities and children from economically challenged circumstances.

Support for the Lighthouse ArtCenter comes in many forms; gallery sales, classes, membership, sponsors, grants, fellowships and a working board of directors.

If you are interested in more information, or to inquire about purchasing one of the pieces on display in this exhibition please contact Janeen Mason.

Email: Janeen@LighthouseArtCenter.org Phone: (561) 746-3101

 

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New Images Of Caryl Pomales’ Artistry And Some Helpful Hints About Hanging Artwork In Your Home Or Office

You can feel Caryl Pomales’s passion for painting in her oil, watercolor and acrylic paintings! Her modern day impressionist work takes us from flowers, to sheep, to cats, and every-day sights, but brings them to our attention in a new, vibrant way.  Caryl takes the time to educate us so we may better appreciate that there is more to a painting than brush and pigment.  The Rickie Report shares some of Caryl’s helpful hints about how to hang your artwork in this article and some new images of her work.

 

 

 

Caryl   Pomales   Fine   Art

 

 

Fine artist, Caryl Pomales

 

Caryl’s creative journey began as a child with oil painting lessons, and continued through her college years with an emphasis on graphic design. She enjoyed a career in graphic design, marketing and printing sales as a young adult. Within the past few years, she had the opportunity to retire and without hesitation she reengaged her creative self by taking various painting classes and workshops to include Acrylic, Oil and Watercolor classes with many accomplished artists. She tells The Rickie Report, “I have rekindled my passion to paint”!

 

 

 

 

“Flower Garden Memories” by Caryl Pomales, Recently painted in honor of Mothers Day

 

 

Caryl shares some tips on hanging your artwork:

 

Whether you just started purchasing original art or you are adding more original paintings or art prints to your collection, there is one simple guideline to making hanging your art easy and captivating to you and others as the viewer.

 

 

 

“Picasso – Le Chat” by Caryl Pomales

 

Place the center of your artwork at eye level. It ensures the art can be admired by the viewer comfortably. Measure 57″ from the floor and mark a small pencil mark on the wall. Next find the center point of the artwork by measuring its height and dividing it by 2.

 

 

Measure the top of the painting to the tightened hanging wire it will hang from. Subtract this distance number from the center point number. Using this new number, measure the distance above the 57″ mark. This is where the hanger should be placed. Mark this spot accordingly. 

 

 

“Tete-Rouge” by Caryl Pomales

When hanging artwork above furniture or mantles this formula may not always apply, the bottom of the frame should be between 6 – 8″ above the top of the furniture or obstruction. The artwork should relate space-wise to the furniture, meaning a small work of art hanging 6″ above a long sofa will not look right, however a large piece of artwork or multiple small pieces ideally spaced 3″ to 6″ apart will look great. Happy decorating with your new artwork!


“Adventures in Paradise” by Caryl Pomales

Caryl has studied with many accomplished artists including, Alessandra Gieffers, Julia Kelly, Peggy Kirkwood, Nancy Medina, Dennis Perrin, Dreama Toll Perry, & Mary Bentz-Gilkerson.  Recent recognitions include an award for her impressionistic style, bold brush stroke and vivid color painting, “Picasso-Le Chat” from the 39th Annual Members’ Show at the Lighthouse ArtCenter/Gallery. Her paintings were exhibited at the Members 6th Art of Association collaborative-juried exhibit featuring artists from sixteen Art Associations located throughout Palm Beach and Martin Counties in Florida and one of 27 artists featured in “Size Matters”, at The Lighthouse ArtCenter in Tequesta, FL.  In addition, she was honored to be invited as a SOLO artist to exhibit at the Sewall’s Point Town Hall in Sewall’s Point/Stuart, FL.  Caryl is an active member of Artists of Florida-LLC, North County Art Association, Benefactor and Artists’ Guild Member of the Lighthouse Art Center, The Arts Council of Martin County FL, Elliott Museum/ Stuart, FL, The Lake Worth Art League, Wellington Art Society, Friends of Jonathan Dickinson State Park and The Audubon Society, Martin County FL Chapter.

 

 

 

For more information about Caryl’s artwork and to sign up for her  blog:

Caryl Pomales

CarylFineArt.com

https://www.facebook.com/carylfineart/

321.412.3490

 

 

 

 

 

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