New Workshops And Classes At Boca Museum School Of Art Plus Student And Faculty Art Exhibits

June is a very active month at the Boca Raton Museum School of Art!  Youth Summer Camp has just begun and the Summer Teen Art Workshops are underway. There is still time to sign up!  Stop by and see the Art School Student  5×5 Exhibit, which is open now. The Art School Faculty Exhibition and Artist Talk at the Museum on June 21 and Summer Adult Classes make for an inspiring start to summer!  The Rickie Report shares the details and some sneak peeks.  Be inspired and take a class!

 

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

bocamuseum.org/theartschool

bocamuseum.org

 

 

 

 

JUNE AROUND THE ART SCHOOL

June is a very active month at the Art School; Youth Summer Art Camp just started as well as the Summer Teen Art Workshops, 5 X 5 Student Exhibition at the School Gallery will take place on June 6, the Art School Faculty Exhibition and Artist Talk at the Wolgin Gallery at the Boca Raton Museum in Mizner on June 21 and Summer Adult classes for term A also started this week to make The Art School a very exciting and inspiring place to be.

 

 

10 WEEKS OF EXCITING AND CHALLENGING

YOUTH SUMMER ART CAMP

Led by professional art educators, children explore art techniques and artistic concepts. Art projects are geared to age groups 5-7, 8-10, and 11-12. Themed weeks and a wide variety of creative projects stimulate children’s imagination. A balance is sought between preserving children’s natural creativity and learning new skills to better express themselves.

Monday – Friday, 9:00 am – 4:00 pm $285 Per Week

Doors open: Monday, 8:30 am; Tuesday-Friday, 8:45 am Early Care: 8:00 am – 9:00 am ($25 per week)
After Care: 4:00 – 5:15 pm ($25 per week)
Closed Wednesday, July 4 (during week 5)

SUMMER TEENS ART WORKSHOPS

Ages 13 – 18 June 4 – August 10, 2018.

During the summer, the Art School offers four-day weekly workshops focusing on different art techniques, and workshops for students who are planning to apply to specialized arts middle and high school or college. All workshops from Figure Drawing, Fashion Design and Sewing, Photography and Video Production, Comics, Portfolio Development, Jewelry Making and Paper Sculpture and Beyond, meet Tuesdays through Fridays.

 

ART SCHOOL STUDENTS 5 X 5 EXHIBITION

Open Now At Art School

 

During the summer we present a very special exhibit in the Art School Gallery, this year we have selected 5 talented students from 5 different mediums to exhibit their work. Celebrate the talent of Consie Sabinson and Ed Caplan from Miles Laventhall’s Masters’ Studio, Max Duckworth from Allan Pierce’s Advanced Photography class, Betty Areson from Carla Golembe’s Painting Class and Yvonne Pfeiffer from Stephen Futej’s Ceramics and Pottery class.

 

Painting by Consie Sabinson

 

ART SCHOOL FACULTY EXHIBITION

RECEPTION AND ARTIST TALK

Exhibition’s Reception will be followed by our experienced art instructors from the Museum’s Art School providing insight into their work on exhibit in the Wolgin Gallery.

 

THURSDAY, JUN. 21 / 5:00-7:00 PM

BOCA RATON MUSEUM OF ART – THE ART SCHOOL

Free with admission.

Photography by Allan Pierce

 

For more information about these workshops, classes, exhibits and other events please visit:

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

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

 

 

 

 

 

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Walter O’Neill Retires From Boca Raton Museum Art School, Pursues Life As Full-Time Artist With Expertise In Buon Fresco

Walter O’Neill has retired from the Boca Raton Museum Art School to return to his own painting. Little did we know that the indefatigable Art School Director is an expert in the technique of buon fresco!  Before his career in managing community art schools, in New York and in Boca Raton, Walter was a full-time artist. During summers, he taught fresco painting at the famed Skowhegan School art residency in Maine.  He creates easel-size abstract frescoes as well as painted fresco murals.  The Rickie Report is excited to share some of Walter’s artistry and we wish him well on this new leg of his creative journey!


Walter O’Neill

Walter O’Neill’s Studio ( partial view)
Walter first learned the Renaissance technique of painting on fresh plaster as a student at Skowhegan and practiced and taught the technique for many years before returning to Skowhegan to teach.  This fall, an image of his one of his frescoes will appear in the 3rd edition of “Gateway to the Arts” the popular art appreciation text book that is used in colleges and advanced placement high school art history classes throughout the United States.
Fresco by Walter O’Neill
During his tenure at The Boca Raton Museum Art School Walter increased enrollment each year by enriching the quality of the programming as well as developing new classes to attract new students. He increased the number and variety of evening and Saturday classes, and sought out local artists to offer new classes such as textile classes with Andrea Huffman; colored pencil drawing and oil pastel classes taught by Genie Appel-Cohen. The ceramics department doubled in size with new faculty and additional classes for adults, teens and children.  He made the Boca Museum Art School more welcoming to people with any level of experience and background in the arts creating classes for beginners and for busy working adults.  By eliminating juried student exhibits he invited every student to participate in the monthly art gallery exhibits as well as the many off-site exhibits he organized.
Close-up of Fresco by Walter O’Neill
Walter has created fresco mural commissions in New York, Maine, and California, s well as paints portable fresco on a variety of support surfaces. His abstract oil paintings are also related to the design of visual narrative in Renaissance frescoes. His fresco classes at Skowhegan School of Painting and Sculpture transformed the program into an integral part of the “Skowhegan experience”. He taught fresco at The Cloister, the Medieval branch of the Metropolitan Museum of Art and presented fresco workshops at museums and colleges including: J.Paul Getty Museum, LA County Museum of Art, Morgan Library, Queens Art Museum, University of WI, Williams College, University of Southern California, and Adelphi University.
In addition to fresco painting, Walter  paints intimate scaled abstract paintings. We look forward to seeing Walter O’Neill’s artwork in South Florida.  He will be presenting fresco workshops concurrent with the publication of “Gateway to the Arts”.  

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Boca Raton Museum School Of Art Announces Summer Programs And Exhibits For All Ages And Levels

Boca Raton Museum Art School is busy this summer for children, teenagers, and adults!  Weekly summer day camp starts June 4 to August 10, 2018.  Summer Camp at the Boca Raton Museum Art School is so much fun kids don’t know they’re learning! At the end of the summer all children and their families are invited to a special reception for the “Youth Summer Art Camp Exhibit” at the Boca Raton Museum of Art in Mizner Park to celebrate each child’s first museum showing!  The Rickie Report shares the details about this and what exhibits the Boca Museum is offering. There is something for everyone! 

 

 

 

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

bocamuseum.org/theartschool

 

 

 

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

Weekly summer day camp June 4 to August 10, 2018

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

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

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

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

TEEN SUMMER WORKSHOPS (ages 13 to 18)

June 4 to August 10, 2018

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

 

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

Contact: Trish Duebber, Coordinator of Youth Programs

tduebber@bocamuseum.org

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

https://www.facebook.com/bocaartkids

 

For more information about these classes and more:

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

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

 

www.bocamuseum.org

 

 

 

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” The Sacred Arts Tour” by the Tibetan Monks of Drepung Gomang Monastery Featured June 12 – 17th At Fish House Art Center

The Aya Fiber Studio at the Fish House Art Center is honored to be hosting the Drepung Monastery Monks Sacred Arts Tour June 12 – 17th. The Opening Ceremony takes place during the day on June 12th followed by a separate Evening Reception on the 12th at Marker 23 Gallery and Tattoo Studio.  The Monks will be creating a sand mandala in the Gallery from the 12th through the 17th.  There will be workshops at the Aya Fiber Studio during the week and a Cultural Pageant on the Saturday, June 16.  On Sunday, June 17, the mandala will be dismantled at a Closing Ceremony that will bless our local waters.  This will be an event that you will always remember!  The Rickie Report shares the details and some sneak peeks.

 

Fish House Art Center

4745 SE DeSoto Ave., Port Salerno (Stuart)

The Tibetan Monks

of

Drepung Gomang Monastery

 

June 12 – 17th

 

 

OPENING  CEREMONY:

TUESDAY, JUNE  12    12:30 PM

OPENING  RECEPTION:

TUESDAY, JUNE 12    6:00 PM

STOP BY AND SEE THE MANDALA BEING  CREATED!

 

WORKSHOPS  THROUGHOUT  THE  WEEK

CLOSING  CEREMONY:

SUNDAY, JUNE 17  1:30  PM

RSVP:  772.888.3827

 

 

Sacred Arts Tour

Sacred Arts Tour

 

The monks of Drepung Gomang are sharing the compassion and wisdom of Tibetan Buddhism, to demonstrate the artistic accomplishments of the people of Tibet, and to generate funds to insure the survival of the Tibetan culture. Drepung Gomang Monastery uses all donations and proceeds from the sale of Tibetan crafts and jewelry to house, feed, and educate everyone wishing to study at this monastic center of higher learning, including orphans and refugees fleeing Chinese-occupied Tibet. The monastery is working to establish a Food Foundation Fund, which will help the monastery provide a continuous food supply to the student monks in years to come. Please remember and embrace that they are refugees from Tibet. After this year-long tour, they cannot return to their own country…they have a monastery in India that they will return to.

 

 

Check out Photos:

 

 

 Stop by, Participate and Experience

 

Colored Sands

Colored Sands

 

At the Opening Ceremony, the monks will chant powerful prayers for peace, prosperity, and healing in traditional overtones—the chant master intoning a full chord of three notes. Their chants will be accompanied by delicate hand gestures, cymbals, drums, horns, and flutes.

Drawing The Lines

Drawing The Lines

 

 

What is a Mandala? 

The Mandala, Tibetan sand painting, is an ancient art form of Tibetan Buddhism. The mandala is a Sanskrit word meaning cosmogram or “world in harmony.” Mandalas are drawings in three-dimensional forms of sand. In Tibetan, this art is called dul-tson-kyilkhor which means “mandala of colored powders.”

 

Sand painting is an ancient Tibetan art form. The sand mandala is carefully constructed from dyed sand particles to represent the particular esoteric, textual traditions of Buddhism. It is a transient art form, thought to have originated in India and been transferred in the middle ages to Tibet. The sand mandala is constructed as vehicle to generate compassion, realize the impermanence of reality, and a social/cosmic healing of the environment.

 

Chanting and Preparation

Chanting and Preparation

 

In Tibetan Buddhism, a mandala is an imaginary palace that is contemplated during meditation. Each object in the palace has significance, representing some aspect of wisdom or reminding the meditator of some guiding principle. Various scriptural texts dictate the shapes, forms, and colors of the mandala. There are many different mandalas, each with different lessons to teach and blessings to confer. Most mandalas contain a host of deities, symbolic archetypes of the landscape of the mind.

 

Among the Tibetan arts, painting with colored sand ranks as one of the most unique and exquisite. Millions of grains of colored sand are painstakingly laid into place on a flat platform over a period of several days, forming an intricate diagram of the enlightened mind and the ideal world.  In ancient times, powdered precious and semi-precious gems were also used. When finished, to symbolize the impermanence of all that exists, the colored sands are swept up and poured into a nearby river or stream where the waters carry the healing energies throughout the world.

Using the colored sands

Using the colored sands

 

More About Mandalas

 

In general, all mandalas have outer, inner, and secret meaning. On the outer level they represent the world in its divine form; on the inner level, they represent a map by which the ordinary human mind is transformed into the enlightened mind; and on the secret level, they predict the primordially perfect balance of the subtle energies of the body and the clear light dimension of the mind. The creation of a sand painting is said to affect purification and healing on these three levels.

 

 

Creating the mandala

Creating the mandala

 

Every tantric system has its own mandala, and thus each one symbolizes an existential and spiritual approach. For example, that of Lord Avalokiteshvara symbolizes compassion as a central focus of the spiritual experience; that of Lord Manjushri takes wisdom as the central focus; and that of Vajrapani emphasizes the need for courage and strength in the quest for sacred knowledge. Medicine Buddha mandalas are created to generate powers of healing.

 

The creation of a sand mandala begins with an opening ceremony. Monks consecrate the site and call forth the forces of goodness through chanting mantras accompanied by flutes, drums and cymbals. The construction of the mandala begins with the drawing of the design on the base, or tek-pu. The artists measure out and draw the architectural lines using a straight-edged ruler, compass and ink pen.

 

Finishing the mandala

Finishing the mandala

 

The mandala is a formal geometric pattern showing the floor plan of a sacred mansion. Once the diagram is drawn, in the following days you see millions of grains of colored sand painstakingly laid into place. The sand, colored with vegetable dyes or opaque tempera, is poured onto the mandala platform with a narrow metal funnel called a “chakpur” which is scraped by another metal rod to cause sufficient vibration for the grains of sand to trickle out of its end. The two “chakpurs” are said to symbolize the union of wisdom and compassion. The mandalas are created whenever a need for healing of the environment and living beings is felt.

 

The monks consider our present age to be one of great need in this respect, and therefore are creating these mandalas where requested throughout their world tours. When finished, to symbolize the impermanence of all that exists, the colored sands are swept up and poured into a nearby river or stream where the waters carry healing energies throughout the world.

 

Culinary Evening

Culinary Evening with the Monks

 

 

For more information:

http://www.gomang.org/chenrezig.html

For information about Drepung Gomang Monastery and their North American tour is available on their website: www.drepunggomang.org and www.gomang.org

For a Description of the ceremonies and setting up the site where the Mandala will be created:
http://www.gomang.org/mandala.html

 

For more details about these events, classes, upcoming workshops:

 

Contact Suzanne Connors at: (336) 693-4606

or visit www.ayafiberstudio.com

or visit:

www.facebook.com/ayafiberstudio?fref=ts

 

Marker 23 Gallery & Tattoo Studio

www.facebook.com/Marker-23-Gallery-and-Tattoo-Studio-1811209452531568/

 

 

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

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Full S.T.E.A.M. Ahead At Lighthouse ArtCenter Offers Interactive Art Exhibition And Art Camp Plus Caldecott Award Winning Authors/Illustrators

Nowhere else in the entire state of Florida will another gallery or art camp provide the exciting opportunities like those available this summer at Lighthouse ArtCenter in Tequesta! During “Full S.T.E.A.M. Ahead” Interactive Art Exhibition and Art Camp, ArtCampers will work in traditional media like clay, paint, and Papier Mache while at the School of Art. In the gallery they’ll create 2D and 3D art projects incorporating Science, Technology, Engineering, Art and Math. Five Caldecott Award Winning children’s author/illustrators will exhibit 100 original paintings from their best-selling books in the Main Gallery! The Young and young-at-heart can get cozy with the books they love and the beautiful artwork that fills them. This interactive exhibition includes: Mary GrandPre (illustrator, Harry Potter), Betsy Lewin (illustrator, Click Clack Moo, Cows that Type), Ted Lewin (illustrator, Pepe the Lamplighter), James Ransome (illustrator, Before She Was Harriet), Judy Schachner (author/illustrator, Skippy Jon Jones) and Tom Casmer, Professor, Ringling School of Art and in the Pop-Up exhibition space.  Visitors will have the opportunity to meet one or more of these icons in the children’s publishing industry. ArtCamp scholarships are available for those in need (ages 6 – 12) and volunteer opportunities exist for high school students seeking community service hours for graduation. The Rickie Report shares the details!

 

 

www.LighthouseArts.org     (561) 746-3101

Hours and admission:

Open Monday – Friday 10 am – 4 pm  Saturdays 10 am – 2 pm

Gallery admission is waived for all guests during “Full S.T.E.A.M. Ahead”

 

 

 

On Saturday, June 9th   Noon – 2 PM  Special Book Signing Featuring Betsy and Ted Lewin at the Gallery!  Come meet the artists, see their work and have your books signed!

 

 

Group Tours/ Field Trips

Docent accompanied group tours are available for children $3.00 each

Docent accompanied group tours with a make-&-take art project $5.00 each

Schedule your group tour today: call Sheri (561) 746-3101

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

3rd Thursdays:

 5:30 – 7: 30 pm

 

 

The Meyer Law Firm generously sponsors 3rd Thursdays

3rd Thursday admission is waived for all guests during Full S.T.E.A.M. Ahead at Lighthouse ArtCenter

June 21, 2018: Writing and Illustrating for Children

July 19, 2018: Maltz Jupiter Theatre Youth Touring Program Performance

 

The S. Kent Rockwell Foundation funded a new computer lab using software designed for children by Fab@School Maker Studio (a Peter H. Reynolds company) with help from the Smithsonian, MIT, and Virginia Tech.


Highlights:  Mary GrandPre (illustrator, Harry Potter), Betsy Lewin (illustrator, Click Clack Moo, Cows that Type), Ted Lewin (illustrator, Pepe the Lamplighter), James Ransome (illustrator, Before She Was Harriet), Judy Schachner (author/illustrator, Skippy Jon Jones) and Tom Casmer, Professor, Ringling School of Art and in the Pop-Up exhibition space.

For information about ArtCamp scholarships for those in need (ages 6 – 12) and volunteer opportunities exist for high school students seeking community service hours for graduation. Please contact Holly Gizzi, Director of Education, for more information holly@lighthousearts.org 561-748-8737

 

 

The Lighthouse ArtCenter is a 501 c (3) nonprofit that has provided uninterrupted arts and cultural programming in the heart of Tequesta for 54 years. The gallery boasts 5,000 square feet of exhibition space where annually over 20,000 guests visit eleven art shows (some of national significance) that are locally produced and curated. The School of Art features 45 faculty members who teach over 2,500 adult students and 700 children (ages 6-12). Seventeen master artists lead workshops throughout the year and the Plein Air Festival is considered one of the best in the entire country. Outreach programs serve seniors as well as children and families who are underserved and economically challenged.

Please contact Janeen Mason, Curator, to discuss sponsorship opportunities (561) 746-3101, Janeen@LighthouseArts.org

Lighthouse ArtCenter ArtCamp hours: 8:30 a.m. – 4:00 p.m. (aftercare is available)

ArtCamp runs for nine individual weeks, beginning June 4, 2018, ending August 11, 2018, and closed for the week of July 4th.

 

www.LighthouseArts.org     (561) 746-3101

Hours and admission:

Open Monday – Friday 10 am – 4 pm  Saturdays 10 am – 2 pm

 

 

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Rickie Leiter, Publisher

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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/

 

 

 

 

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Rickie@therickiereport.com   561-537-0291

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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

 

 

 

 

 

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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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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

 

 

 

 

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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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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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