WITVA’s “Artistic Happenings” Exhibit At Armory Art Center, Public Invited To Opening Reception October 27th

In August, we shared WITVA’s call for “Artistic Happenings”, a 2D and 3D juried art exhibition at the Armory Art Center.  The public is invited to the Free Opening Reception on Friday, October 27th.  The Rickie Report shares the details and applauds WITVA for opening this call to all artists.  You will see a great array of media and subject matter, so don’t miss this opportunity to learn more about WITVA, meet the artists, and the juror, Rolando Chang Barrero!

 

 

 

AND

 

 

PRESENT:

“ARTISTIC HAPPENINGS”

A 2D and 3 D Art Juried Exhibition

Opening Reception:

Friday, October 27th

6 – 8 pm

Refreshments and live music

AT:

Armory Art Center

811 Park Place  W. Palm Beach, FL

Exhibition runs October 27 through November 25th

Free and Open to the Public

Gallery Hours:  M-F  10am – 5 pm    Sat.  10 am – 3:30 pm

 

 

 

 

 

This exhibition, sponsored by Women in the Visual Arts (WITVA), is an open, juried exhibition for men and women featuring all media including painting, drawing, photography, ceramics, glass, and sculpture in wood, stone, and metal. Founded in 1989, WITVA is a non-profit organization aiming to promote public interest in the visual arts through its programs and activities. WITVA currently has over 250 members throughout South Florida.

 

For more information about WITVA:

www.WITVA.org

For more information about the Armory Art Center:

www.armoryart.org or call 561-832-1776.

 

 

 

 

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“Picasso And His Women” Plus “How To Enter Art Competitions” Slated As New Classes At Boca Raton Museum Art School

Fall classes at the Boca Raton Museum Art School start on Monday, Oct 30. There is a rich line up of class with the popular teachers as well some new offerings such as lectures on Picasso, a workshop on “How to enter art competitions,” Painting alla prima with Ralph Papa, and beginning and advance Portrait painting.  The Rickie Report shares the details and some sneak peeks.  What an opportunity to learn something new!  Mention The Rickie Report when you register for “Picasso and His Women” and get a discount! See the details in the article.

 

 

 

 

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

bocamuseum.org/theartschool

 

 

 

Boca Raton Museum of Art – The Art School

 

“Jacquline Picasso” by Pablo Picasso

 

 

Picasso and His Women

In this lively introduction to Picasso’s artwork gain an understanding of the instrumental role that women played in his art and life. Focusing on the three major periods of his art you will learn to better appreciate the different periods of Picasso’s art work and how he changed the course of Western Art.

 

Pablo Picasso

 

Lecture 1: Introduction to Picasso’s Blue and Rose Periods.
Lecture 2: The Beginning of Cubism and his relationship with other artists
Lecture 3: Returning to figurative art after the War

Thursdays, 1 – 2:30 PM , 11/2, 11/16, and 11/30: $125 (mention Rickie Reports for a $20 discount)
Instructor: Laura Galban

“Olga Pensive” Pablo Picasso

 

 

Laura Galbán earned an M.A., Art History, Institute of Fine Arts New York University. After working in prestigious institutions such as Museo Nacional Centro de Arte Reina Sofía in Madrid and The Hispanic Society in New York, she was director of the Cultural Department at Canning House in London. In Spain she represented 20th Century Master artists and was as an art advisor for clients in New York and Florida. Now in Florida, Laura Galban consultants, l’Artban, promotes contemporary artists in the United States.

 

 

 

The Next Step: How to Enter Art Competitions

Everyone says your paintings are beautiful, and it is time to share your artwork on Facebook or start applying to exhibit your artwork. Get an insider’s step-by-step lesson on simple ways to edit, save, and send photos of your artwork. Gain a basic understanding of applying to art competitions. The mysteries of pixels and how to label your images will be exposed.

8.01 November 16, Thursday, 10:30 AM – NOON / $30
Instructor: Teresa Kirk, ACT, KWS, SW, FWS, GCWS

For more information about this event or classes:

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

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

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Art Festival Season Kicks Off With 30th Anniversary Of Las Olas Art Fair October 21 – 22

This season marks three decades of the landmark Las Olas Art Fair, with visitors and residents enjoying the celebration three different times, starting this October. 200 of the nation’s top artists will take over Las Olas Boulevard October 21st and 22nd for the 30th Annual Las Olas Art Fair.   One of the signature art fairs in the country, demand by both artists and the patrons led Howard Alan Events to expand the showcase across multiple months, with different artists attending each event. The highly anticipated commemorative show poster winner will be announced soon and on sale during the 30th Annual Las Olas Art Fair (Part 1) January 6 – 7, 2018.  The Rickie Report shares the details and some sneak peeks!

 

 

 

30th Annual Las Olas Art Fair (Fall)

Saturday, October 21 and Sunday, October 22

10 am to 5 pm  Both Days

Las Olas Boulevard, Fort Lauderdale

Navigational Address: 600 East Las Olas Boulevard, Fort Lauderdale

Free and open to the public

 

Islamorada wood sculptor Derrick Crossland’s “Thresher Shark Ribbon”

 

 

The free, outdoor pet-friendly event features a fully vetted, juried selection of fine art. Considered an annual tradition in South Florida, the Las Olas Art Fair also offers the opportunity to meet with the artists, ask about techniques, commission a specific piece and discover the inspiration behind each magnificent creation.

Indiana jeweler Sally Phillips’ hand-crafted gold filled and silver bracelet

 

EVENT AT-A-GLANCE:

• Juried, first-class outdoor art gallery showcasing local and national artists
• Original Artwork Handmade in America
• 200 artists from 30 different states
• Prices set to suit all budgets – ranging from as little as $25 to $40,000
• Artists hand-selected by independent panel of expert judges from hundreds of applicants
• All artists on site for duration of festival
• Vast array of artistic media including paintings, sculptures, photography, ceramics, glass, wood, handmade jewelry, collage, mixed media

 

 

R.L. Alexander’s subtle “Crooked Politicians” painting

 

Presented by Howard Alan Events, the nation’s top art festival producer, the Las Olas Art Fair represents stunning works from across the globe in a prestigious show encompassing fine jewelry, exquisite works of art and hand-crafted apparel and decor.

 

 

Tim Bailey’s Hand painted wearable art

 

 

 

 

About Howard Alan Events, Inc.

Howard Alan Events, a Florida-based company, produces the nation’s top juried art and craft shows. Ranked among the Top 100 Art Fairs in the Country by Sunshine Artist Magazine, from Colorado to Florida, Howard Alan Events produces award winning arts and craft festivals in 40 different locations each year.

For additional information on the 30th Annual Las Olas Art Fair and other Howard Alan Events art and craft shows across the country, visit www.artfestival.com or call 561-746-6615.

 

Enjoying Las Olas Art Fair

 

 

 

 

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Downtown Stuart Kicks Off Festival Season With 
18th Annual Craft Festival Showcase

The 18th Annual Downtown Stuart Craft Festival takes  place October 21 – 22, with nearly 100 craft artisans from around Florida and the nation! 
The Downtown Stuart Craft Festival is presented by American Craft Endeavors (ACE), which produces some of the nation’s most exciting, high-end juried craft shows in many of Florida’s vibrant downtown areas and popular tourist destinations. The Rickie Report shares the details and some sneak peeks.

 

 

 

 

 

18th Annual Downtown Stuart Craft Festival

Saturday & Sunday, October 21 and 22

10 am – 5 pm Both Days

26 SW Osceola St., Stuart, FL 34994

Free and open to the public

Kelly Tract’s  “Pelican Regatta”

 

Residents can enjoy the pre-snowbird fall season while perusing thousands of handcrafted-in-the-USA items. Whether looking for pet products, folk art, pottery, jewelry, paintings, personalized gifts, handmade clothing, scented soaps and body products or other specialty green market items, the annual craft festival has something to suit every taste. 

 

Dale Cantrell’s Antler Shed Wind chime with natural polished stone, agate and crystals

 

 

With prices set to suit all budgets, ranging from as little as $3 to $3,000, there is truly something for everyone that is handmade and affordable. Parking is free and friendly pets on leashes are welcome.

 

 

Scott Jone’s Conch Lamp

 

 

 

About American Craft Endeavors: 

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

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

 

 

 

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Lake Worth Art League Features Artist, Dana Axel And Announces “Acrylic Pour” Workshop With Jackee Swinson

The Lake Worth Art League has a lot going on!  The public is invited to the free Reception to meet Featured Artist, Diana Axel on Friday, October 20th.  Costumes are encouraged and prizes will be awarded!  In addition, Jackee Swinson will be offering a “Acrylic Pour” Workshop on Sunday, October 22nd.  There is member/non-member pricing for the Workshop.  The Rickie Report shares the details and some sneak peeks.

 

 

 

Gallery: 604 Lucerne Ave, Lake Worth FL (One block north of the Cultural Council)

561-586-8666

Lwartleague@gmail.com     www.lwartleague.org      facebook.com/lwartleague

NEW Gallery Hours:  Tuesday through Saturday  11am – 6pm

Sunday  Noon – 4 pm   Closed Mondays 

 

LAKE  WORTH  ART  LEAGUE

 PRESENTS:

 

FEATURE   ARTIST:

DANA   AXEL

 

OPENING   RECEPTION:

FRIDAY, OCTOBER 20th

6  – 8 PM

Costumes Encouraged!  Refreshments!  Prizes!

 


“Never Look Back” by  Dana Axel

 

Dana Axel has studied art since High School (Great Neck North Senior High), in Long Island, New York.  At Hofstra University, she was mentored by Professor Perle Fine, a major figure in the Abstract Expression era.  After receiving her B.S. in Education, Specialization Fine Arts as well as all of the painting courses towards the Master of Fine Arts, Dana taught art in the Port Washington School District, New York.

 

 

Artwork by Dana Axel

 

 

Dana’s artwork has been seen in many gallery shows in New York State and New England:  Emily Lowe Gallery; Heckshire Art Museum; Huntington Art League; South Shore Arts Council; the Plainview-Old Bethpage Library Art Shows;  Southern Vermont Art Center, and Stratton Mountain Arts Festivals. A proud member and exhibitor of the Lake Worth Art League since 2012, Dana has served on the Board of Directors for four years. Her paintings have been honored in a Two Person Art Exhibit in the South Palm Beach Town Council Hall, the Art Expo at Valencia Pointe, the Compass Community Center, and Artisans On The Ave in Lake Worth.

 

Artwork by Dana Axel

 

Dana tells The Rickie Report, “Using a “minimalist” vocabulary, I express my perception in a “visual voice” conveyed in a Hard-Edged Abstraction style. Predominantly painting with acrylic on canvas, my work is both non-representational and figurative.  I use collage as preliminary sketches for my paintings. Found imagery and forms are arranged, added to and subtracted from, until my concept emerges”.

 

 

JACKEE   SWINSON

“ACRYLIC     P O U R ”     W O R K S H O P

SUNDAY,  OCTOBER 22, 2017

 

Noon – 3 pm

Register by October 20th

 

 

 Acrylic Pour by Jackee Swinson

 

$20 for members/ $30 for non-members

Bring a canvas (suggested size is 16×20)

Paint will be supplied

 

 

 

Acrylic Pour by Jackee Swinson

 

Lake Worth Art League Mission: Fostering community involvement and appreciation of art while providing opportunities for artists of every skill level to explore, develop, and sell their creations!

 

For more information about these events or to become a member:

561-586-8666

Lwartleague@gmail.com

www.lwartleague.org

facebook.com/lwartleague

NEW Gallery Hours: Tuesday through Saturday 11am – 6pm

Sunday Noon – 4 pm Closed Mondays

 

 

 

 

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C&S Bead Show Is Coming To Vero Beach October 20, 21, 22 With Free Admission

At the C & S Bead Shows you really get a chance to talk with the people who not only make beautiful jewelry, but often make the beads themselves. If you are not a jewelry-maker yourself looking for supplies, there will be plenty of hand-made pieces of jewelry to choose from! Come and see the newest trends of Fashion Jewelry at their two upcoming shows in Vero Beach October 20, 21, 22, 2017 . The Rickie Report shares the details in this article. Free admission, a wealth of ideas at this 3-day show!

 

 

 

C & S Bead Show

Quality Bead Shows

Across South Florida

 

October 20, 21, 22, 2017

 

Friday, October 20th      10-5 pm

Saturday, October 21st   10-5 pm

Sunday, October 22nd   10-4 pm

 

 

At

HERITAGE CENTER

2140 14th Avenue      Vero Beach, FL.

Directions: I-95 Exit EAST on 60 To Downtown Vero
 Turn Left on 14th Avenue

The Heritage Center  Is On The RIGHT – 1 BLOCK

 

Free Admission and Free Parking

 

Robert and Susan Onderlinde, of C & S Bead Shows, are returning to Vero beach for a three day event in October.

The merchandise for sale includes from Pearls, 14K Gold Jewelry, Fashion Jewelry, Gemstones, Seed Beads, Pewter Beads and Findings, Pendants, Magnetic Clasps, Pavé Beads, Findings and much much more!

 

 

 

 

For more information contact Robert or Susan Onderlinde

 754-581-6835 or 754-581-6836

or visit csbeadshows.com

or email: onderlir@bellsouth.net

 

 

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Carolyn Austin Of Unique Glass Art Invites Public To Free Reception At New Location In Original Elements Fine Art & Gift Gallery

Carolyn Austin of Unique Glass Art, Inc. announces a New Location and Phone Number. Located in Original Elements Fine Art & Gift Gallery at Gallery Square North in Tequesta, Carolyn continues to bring her creative spirit to not only glass but painting!  From decorative art glass for the home, office or yacht to functional glass pieces, Carolyn’s ideas continue to “bring your glass to life”!  The Public is invited to an OPEN HOUSE on Thursday, October 19th.  Browse the gallery, meet the artists, enjoy music by flutist, Sara Stout and refreshments.  The Rickie Report shares the details and some sneak peeks.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Fused Fish Glass Art by Carolyn Austin

 

 

Carolyn Austin began designing and creating glass art within the family business in 1986. She has built her reputation in the Palm Beach Community as one of the most unique glass etching artists in the area. Carolyn has lived in the Jupiter/Tequesta area since 1979 and has developed an eye for the tropical Florida scenes from long legged birds to intensely detailed ocean life which in turn creates one of kind glass art.  “I love working with people and using my 20 years experience to create a beautiful customized look in glass whether it be an entrance way or a free standing piece of glass art. All my designs are created by hand, an intricate detailed process to enhance each clients home and personality. Making my glass art a personal favorite for each client is always satisfying I take pride in my work as does my staff and the exclusive following it has created.”

 Fused Glass by Carolyn Austin

Since taking on this venture, the business has grown in many different directions. The talented staff includes glass etcher and carver Steve Park and artist/painter Julie Silk Beaumont who works with Carolyn to create spectacular designs for our glass art, from traditional to contemporary and anything in between. Glass fusing artist Stacy Dorr offers her unique talent of creating “Hot Glass” to enhance and add new dimension with depth and color to our etched and carved designs. Between these artists Unique Glass Art offers a variety of glass art from your doors and windows to free standing glass art and unique gifts.

 Fused Glass Fish with Wood Frame by Carolyn Austin

Specializing in custom glass etching and carving for entryways shower enclosures tabletops and mirrors, Unique Glass Art’s work can be found in residential and commercial areas as well as hospitals, restaurants and on yachts. We offer an on-site service which enables us to work on your existing glass while keeping a dust free environment.  Yacht owners are big fans of our mobile dust free etching equipment. We come to your dock as well as create back lit carvings in our studio to be installed.

For more information:

561-670-3556

http://www.uniqueglassart.com

 

 

 

 

 

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Levis JCC Sandler Center In Boca Raton Appoints Cynthia Zmetronak as New Instructor; Announces Pottery Classes For All Levels; Adds Tuesday Night Session

The Levis JCC Sandler Center in Boca Raton has appointed Cynthia Zmetronak as its new pottery instructor and announces Pottery Classes for all levels of students, from beginner to advanced. Classes are offered Monday, Tuesday, and Wednesday as the fall session begins on October 16th. Potters can register at any time with fees prorated. Learn how to use a pottery wheel, hand build pottery, sculpt clay, stoneware, porcelain and glazes.  The Phyllis & Harvey Sandler Center at the Adolph & Rose Levis Jewish Community Center provides a welcoming environment and a sense of community for active adults of all ages to pursue high quality and enriching educational, cultural, social and recreational experiences. The Levis JCC welcomes individuals of all ages, races, and religious affiliations living in South Florida. The Rickie Report shares the details and some ideas for your next creations!

 

 

 

9801 Donna Klein Blvd.   Boca Raton, FL 33428

www.levisjcc.org

 

 

 

The Levis JCC Sandler Center in Boca Raton

Focus On Pottery:

Beginning October 16th

All levels of students, from beginner to advanced

Visit: http://levisjcc.org/culture/programs_classes/
OR
Call 561-558-5250 for more information or to register

 

 

 

 

Pottery by Cynthia Zmetronak

The Rosen Pottery Studio has 8 wheels and 2 kilns.

Students have access to free studio time on Thursdays, Fridays and Sundays, 10 a.m. – 4 p.m

Students are free to stay and practice after class, Monday –Wednesday, 12:30 – 4 p.m.

Students will learn techniques of hand building and throwing on the potter’s wheel. Advanced students will sharpen their skills. All levels are welcome.

Mondays (Oct. 16 – Dec. 18)
Tuesdays (Oct. 17 – Dec. 19)
Tuesday evenings (Oct. 17 – Dec. 19)
Wednesdays (Oct. 18 – Dec. 20)

Fall sessions: cost for the 10-week session is $350. Discounts are available for Sandler Center members. Studio time is included at no extra charge.

 

Announcing Cynthia Zmetronak’s appointment, Sandler Center Director (and potter) Susana Flaum notes, “We are pleased Cynthia is joining the Rosen Pottery Studio as an instructor. An accomplished potter and teacher, Cynthia will help new students build a strong foundation and encourage returning potters to grow and try new techniques.”

 

Cynthia Zmetronak

Cynthia Zmetronak is known for her whimsical canine and feline black and white pottery, as well as for more functional and traditional designs. “Making pottery, glass casting and teaching are my passions,” she says. A teacher as well as a potter, Cynthia believes it’s important for potters to start with a good foundation by learning basic building techniques. She loves to embellish her pieces by stamping, carving and altering the surfaces, and encourages students to start to channel their ideas once they have achieved that solid technique.

 

Pottery by Cynthia Zmetronak

 

 

Cynthia began her love affair with fashioning the earth making mud pies in her backyard at age 4. Recognizing her interest and potential, her parents, also artistic, made sure she attended art school on the weekends. She first learned the wheel in 7th grade in New Jersey, and went on to earn multiple degrees and certifications in both art and teaching.

 

Pottery by Cynthia Zmetronak

Passionate about clay, she is equally passionate about learning. She continues not only to give workshops, but to take them as well. A lifelong learner, Cynthia earned her BA in Education at Montclair University of Upper Montclair New Jersey BA; her MA Art Education and MA Education Technology at Florida Atlantic University. She continued her education at Penland School of Crafts, Penland North Carolina, Haystack Mt. School of Crafts, Deer Isle, Maine, and Arrowmont School, Gatlinburg, Tennessee. Cynthia has studied with Cynthia Bringle, Gay Smith, Susan Feagan, Ronan Peterson, Jeff Oestrike, Sunshine Cobb, Tom Spleth, Deborah Horrell, Birdie Boone and Matt Repsher.

 

Pottery by Cynthia Zmetronak

 

She participated in the 2016 Utilitarian Clay Conference at Arrowmont and completed the 8-week spring 2017 concentration at Penland in Glass Casting, Blowing and Fusing with instructor Dean Allison. In addition to being the owner of Westwind Pottery/Pottery-E, she has taught art in the Broward County Public Schools, Parkland, and ceramic sculpture at Penland. She is the past president of the Ceramic League of Palm Beach and the Broward College Potter’s Guild.

 

The Phyllis & Harvey Sandler Center at the Adolph & Rose Levis Jewish Community Center provides a welcoming environment and a sense of community for active adults of all ages to pursue high quality and enriching educational, cultural, social and recreational experiences. Membership is not required to participate in programs. The Levis JCC welcomes individuals of all ages, races, and religious affiliations living in South Florida.

For more information about these classes, workshops and other events:
www.levisjcc.org

 

 

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Lighthouse ArtCenter Explores The Magic, Mystery And Folklore Of Indigo Dyeing With Suzanne Connors With Demo And Separate Workshop Opportunity

In today’s society, modern ways of production often cultivate uniformity, speed, efficiency and mediocrity.  On Thursday, October 19, 2017  celebrated fiber artist, Suzanne Connors, from Aya Fiber Studio, takes the stage in the Lighthouse ArtCenter as she discusses the Slow Cloth Movement and demonstrates Shibori dying techniques with indigo. Indigo is an ancient dye derived from the leaves of plants and surrounded by magic, mystery and folklore. Discover how the leaves “make blue” by learning about the character and chemistry of the natural indigo vat. In a reaction that startles the imagination, this color emerges as vivid chartreuse and turns to rich velvet blue before our eyes. This breath taking transformation introduces a new respect for the exquisite elements available in the natural world.  Suzanne will give a Workshop on November 18th where participants can actual dye cloth with indigo themselves! The Rickie Report shares the details and urges you to make a reservation!

 

 

 

373 Tequesta Drive    Tequesta, Florida 33469
(561) 746-3101

 

 

 

 

 

Suzanne Connors, from Aya Fiber Studio

Presents:

Slow Cloth Movement and Demonstration of Indigo Dying

Thursday, October 19, 2017

5:30-7:30 p.m.

Free to members, nonmembers $10

Enjoy the world class artwork in our current Faculty, Ceramics and 3D Exhibition, as well as delicious wines and hors d’oeuvres

3rd Thursday Events are sponsored by the generous support of the Meyer Law Firm

 

Photo courtesy of Aya Fiber Studio

 

 

The Slow Cloth movement provides a thoughtful approach to the making of textiles that connects us to our inner and outer worlds. Just as the Slow Food movement nourishes the body, the Slow Cloth Movement nourishes the soul; opting for creativity over efficiency. Slow Cloth is not about the time it takes to create textiles, but about how things are appropriately made. Slow Cloth is not a technique, it is an awareness of our creative process, and where our textiles come from. Slow Cloth is a connection to our past and our future. It is preserving cultural traditions while keeping in mind our sustainable future; It is focusing on process, quality, skill, mastery, joy, community, sustainability, contemplation, and preserving tradition all while honoring innovation and self-expression. For the Fiber Artist it is the journey, not the destination. If one seeks, recognizes, honors and develop these qualities in their work, then textiles become a source of meaning and deep satisfaction, connection and nourishment. This thoughtful approach lends itself naturally to all forms of fiber-art; weaving, knitting, sewing, embroidery, hand dyeing, quilting, printing, beadwork, or any other form of working with textiles.

 

 

In her studio Suzanne works mainly with natural indigo using traditional Shibori methods. Indigo is the true “living blue.” It is not just a color, but a sense of culture that has a mind of its own. Indigo is a challenging dye because it is not soluble in water. To be dissolved, it must undergo a chemical change called reduction. Reduction converts indigo into “white indigo” (leuco-indigo). When a submerged fabric is removed from the dyebath, the white indigo quickly combines with oxygen in the air and reverts to the insoluble, intensely colored indigo. When it first became widely available in Europe in the 16th century, European dyers and printers struggled with indigo because of this distinctive property Suzanne will be giving a demonstration on how indigo fabrics are dyed and show a few examples of traditional indigo dyed Shibori.

 

SUZANNE CONNORS DYEING WITH INDIGO WORKSHOP

 

Lighthouse ArtCenter School of Art

395 Seabrook Road  Tequesta, FL 33469

(561) 748-8737

NOVEMBER 18, 2017

10 AM – 3 PM   with a break for lunch

• Workshop Cost: $125.00 members / $150 nonmembers
• Materials fee: $15.00/ person (to be paid to instructor at class time)

To register or get more information contact:

Jennifer Chaparro  561-748-8737
Jennifer@LighthouseArts.org

The complex chemistry of the indigo vat is fascinating and students will soon appreciate how rituals have grown around the making and using of a successful vat. The unique ‘attaching’ of indigo to fiber means it is particularly suited to resist methods of dyeing, such as Shibori, where portions of cloth are closed off to the dye or where the flow of dye is restricted. Different shades of blue build on the fabric after several dips, exhibiting the beautiful graded hues which are so typical of indigo.

 

SKILLS/TECHNIQUES COVERED
Students will initially learn how an indigo vat is made. A vat will be prepared in the morning and the basic chemistry explained. Natural indigo powder will be used, and the vat will be ‘reduced’ using a commercially available chemical. While the vat develops, students will be shown Shibori techniques: a folded and clamped method, and a twisted and tied technique. Students can expect to make several pillow or napkin sized samples

 

LEVEL
Beginner and intermediate

MATERIALS
• Instructor will provide (6) pieces sample materials for class but it is suggested that students also bring additional fibers
• Instructor will provide the appropriate # of indigo vats/ rinse buckets/ paper covering for tables
• Instructor will provide materials to create Shibori- wood blocks, clamps, sewing needles, rubber bands, rocks, marbles, arashi poles

 

 

PLEASE BRING WITH YOU:
• a pair of new rubber gloves
• cotton string
• a seam-picker or small pair of sharp scissors
• an old shirt or apron – and please wear old clothes
• closed-toe shoes
• (1) item of clothing you wish to “upcycle” with your new skills
• Various fabric samples in different fibers- 24” x 24” or a set of 100% cotton or linen napkins- PRE SCOURED
• PRE SCOUR ALL Fabrics before bringing to class (wash in Hot water with mild soap- boil for 20-30 minutes

 

For more information about this exhibit, upcoming events and classes:

Lighthouse ArtCenter

373 Tequesta Drive Tequesta, Florida 33469

(561) 746-3101

www.LighthouseArts.org

 

 

 

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Free “Festival Of Arts” At PGA/Verano Highlights Fine Art, Handmade Items Saturday, November 4th

Club Talavera‘s “Festival Of Arts” located at PGA/Verano in Port St. Lucie takes place on Saturday, November 4th.  This Free event will highlight fine art, functional items for the home and decorative handmade items.  The participating artists are of International and National acclaim and also include emerging artists.  Handmade in the USA! This is the perfect time to start shopping for yourself or others!  The Rickie Report shares the details and some sneak peeks.  You must RSVP to gain access through the security gate.  Details are in this article.  Proceeds will benefit Molly’s House.

 

 

 

 

 

RSVP by NOVEMBER 2nd  For Security Gate Access

 772-905-3996, or sandra.brickley@fsresidential.com

 

 

 Fused glass by Patricia Kuhn

 “Flower in the Moonlight Series”, Mixed Media by Kim Kay

“Verano Scene” Painting by Jane Himebaugh

PARTICIPATING   ARTISTS:

 

Linda Akers – Handmade Greeting Cards

Mary Ann Baskin – Handmade Decorator Boxes

Harry Burchell – Original Oils and Giclees

Diane Concepcion & Asia Booth – Mosaic Art & Jewelry

Margo Diesso –  Handmade Clutches and Wallets

Gail Erickson  – Handmade Clay Sculptures

Jane Himebaugh – Original Paintings

Kim Kay –  Original Contemporary  & Abstract Floral Paintings

Patricia Kuhn –  Fused Glass Art

Rickie Leiter – One of a Kind handmade Stone and Gem Necklaces

Sarita And Rissa Neun  –  Polymer Clay Jewelry, Ornaments & Votives

Laura Tarquinio    – Original Acrylic Paintings

Barbara Vennard  – Handmade  Personalized Note Cards

 

Personalized, Handmade Notecards by Barbara Vennard

 

Oil Painting by Harry Burchell

 

 

Molly’s House is the dream project of a young girl named Molly Sharkey. Molly was twelve years old when she was diagnosed with chronic myelocytic leukemia. In the next six years Molly and her family traveled the country to find treatment for her rare type of leukemia. In some cities they were lucky to find a Ronald McDonald House where the family could stay and be close to Molly in the hospital. In other cities there was nowhere convenient for the family to stay.

 

 

This experience prompted Molly’s dream of building a house in her home town, Stuart, Florida, and make it available to any family who had a loved one being treated for critical care at Martin Medical Center. Molly died in May of 1992 at age 18, but left behind her journal filled with her ideas.  Since her death, family and friends have raised funds to build Molly’s dream house. In April of 1995 a piece of property was purchased at 430 S.E. Osceola Street in Stuart on which to build Molly’s dream.  Since 1996, Molly’s House has provided a warm and caring environment for patients and families in a medical crisis. For over 20 years, Molly’s House has provided a home away from home to almost 20,000 people while they or a loved one were receiving medical treatment. Our Adopt a Family program subsidizes families who are unable to make a donation toward their accommodations. Molly’s House is available 24 hours a day, 365 days a year for our guests. We are staffed by volunteers and a night manager staff, a housekeeper, an operations manager, and a CEO.

 

For information about public events, volunteering or staying at Molly’s house please visit:

www.mollyshouse.org

 

 

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Rickie Leiter, Publisher

Rickie@therickiereport.com   561-537-0291

17019 SW Sapri Way   Port St. Lucie, FL 34986