Summer Camp At The Boca Museum: Let The Fun Begin!

THE FUN STARTS June 8th and continues through August 14th at the Boca Raton Museum of Art SUMMER CAMP for youth ages 5 – 12!  The burst of color on this cover of the brochure says it all – Fun! Creativity! Summer Art for Children!  The Rickie Report shares the details and urges you to check out the  various activities and themes. We’re sure that your children and grandchildren will thank you!  And WE thank you for nurturing the next generation!  Adults and Teens: remember that Summer Classes are available for you, too!

 

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Adults and Teens:

Summer classes start May 26, 2015

 

For more information, please contact:

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

bocamuseum.org/theartschool

www.facebook.com/bocaschool

 

 

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Rickie Leiter, Publisher

The Rickie Report

P.O.Box 33423

Palm Beach Gardens, FL 33420

Rickie@therickiereport.com

561-537-0291

Clay Glass Metal Stone Gallery Call For Entries: “The Male Form”

Joyce Brown tells The Rickie Report, “This was a special request exhibition from artists who feel slighted by the creations and shows that mostly feature the female form. They want equal time! We welcome your interpretations. The works you are exhibiting may be 2-D works or 3-D works. There is no restriction for this show. Submit photos of your work early and increase your chances of having them included (with your name) in all of our press releases and postcards.”  The Rickie Report shares this Call For Entries!  Deadline is  3pm Tuesday July 21st. No late applications will be accepted. CGMS will accept the first 40 artists!  The application and details are here.  The Rickie Report can’t wait to celebrate your good news when you get accepted, so stay in touch!

 

 

CLAY GLASS METAL STONE Gallery
15 South J Street
Lake Worth, Florida 33460

Call To Artists
“The Male Form”
Opening Reception- Friday, July 24
Show closes on August 6

Exhibit is limited to 40 Artists

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Artists may enter up to 2 pieces of current work, conforming to the following criteria:
A completed application form, up to 3 JPEG images in E-MAIL and $35.00 entry fee must be received by deadline of 3pm Tuesday July 21st.   No late applications will be accepted. (We will accept the first 40 artists)
Entry fee is non-refundable and may be charged by phone (561-588-8344) or paid by check made payable to Flamingo Clay Studio.
Images of artist work must be submitted by E-MAIL in JPEG format.

Please E-Mail completed application to Joyce@flamingoclaystudio.org

or

Mail to:

CGMS Gallery, 15 South J Street- Lake Worth FL 33460.
For more information call 561- 588-8344 or 215-205-9441
All exhibited work MUST BE FOR SALE with 70% of the sale going directly to artist. Event e-mail Cards will be provided to the artists to help co-promote the exhibitions. Please send these out to your email lists. We currently have an email list of 6000.
Notifications of acceptance will be by e-mailed upon receipt of application. 

Accepted Art Work will be dropped off on Wednesday & Thursday (July 22-23) from 1pm to 6pm.  (Special delivery arrangements may be possible.

Delivered Art Work must be priced and ready to display. 

Drop off Art Work at CLAY GLASS METAL STONE Gallery, 15 South J Street , Lake Worth.
Clay Glass Metal Stone Gallery will be open 7 days a week for the duration of the exhibit.  We will promote the exhibit through newspaper advertising and email Art Cards.
We want your Art to sell!!!! Please make sure that each piece is titled and priced. Please make sure that your submission includes an artist’s statement, your contact e-mail address, phone number and your web site address if you have one. 

CLAY GLASS METAL STONE Gallery
15 South J Street
Lake Worth, Florida 33460

APPLICATION for“The Male Form”

All applications must be received by 3pm Tuesday. July 21, 2015

Phone 561 588-8344

“mailto:

cgmsgallery@flamingoclaystudio.org

or mail:CGMS Gallery 15 South J Street Lake Worth 33460

Please PRINT legibly!

Name_________________________________________________

Address______________________________________________

City_____________________________State_____Zip_________

Phone_____________________

E-mail address ________________________________

Web address__________________________

ARTISTS, PLEASE BE CERTAIN THAT YOUR SUBMITTED IMAGES CORRESPOND TO THE NUMBER BELOW

1. Title_________________________________________________

Dimensions________________________________Price________

Description____________________________________________

2. Title_________________________________________________

Dimensions___________________________________Price_____

Description____________________________________________

WAIVER of LIABILITY:

Submission of my application constitutes my agreement to comply with all of the conditions and terms set forth in the prospectus.  I release and discharge Clay Glass Metal Stone Gallery and its owners and employee’s from all responsibility for damage or loss of any kind on all works submitted for the exhibition named above.

 
SIGNATURE_________________________________DATE_____

 

 

 

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Palm Beach Gardens, FL 33420

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561-537-0291

Art On Park Gallery Shows Emerging Artists For “The Gallows” Exhibit

The upcoming exhibition at Art on Park Gallery located in Lake Park Florida focuses on emerging artists from the area.  The theme, ” The Gallows” promises to be provocative and insightful.  The public is invited to the Opening Reception on Friday, May 22nd.  The Rickie Report shares the information and suggests you plan on attending to enjoy the pizza, wine, and live music by “Swing Street” featuring the Great American Songbook!  There will be an After Party at the nearby Brewhouse Gallery.

 

 

 

 

 

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ARTISTS OF PALM BEACH COUNTY

PRESENT:

“THE GALLOWS”

EMERGING ARTISTS

Art On Park

 800 Park Avenue   Lake Park, FL

Opening Public Reception:

Friday, May 22nd

5 – 8 pm

Live music by
Swing Street (Marty and Eileen)
singing the
Great American Songbook
PIZZA & WINE!

Artwork by Tommy Sylvester

Artwork by Tommy Sylvester

After Party at The Brewhouse Gallery
starting at 8pm
720 Park Avenue   Lake Park

Exhibit Runs Through June 27th

 

 

 

Artwork by Earl Ricci

Artwork by Earl Ricci

 

Join the Artists of Palm Beach County as they celebrate “The Gallows”, a new exhibit of emerging artists!  The public is invited to the Opening Reception on Friday, May 22nd from 5 – 8 pm.  Pizza and wine will be served while live music will be offered by “Swing Street”, focusing on the Great American Songbook!   The exhibit continues through June 22nd at Art on Park Gallery located at 800 Park Avenue in Lake Park, FL.  There will be an after party at the nearby Brewhouse Gallery located at 720 Park Avenue in Lake Park. Everyone is welcome.

 

 

 

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The emerging artists showing at this Exhibit are:

Dariel B. Donovan II

Barbara Fenton

Joe Hernandez

Hanna Marks

Jacqueline Medeiros

EJ Morales

Cynthia Morrison

Earl Ricci

Thomas Schmidt

Yuri Slobodenyuk

Andrew Spilos

Tommy Sylvester

 

 

Artwork by Cynthia Morrison

Artwork by Cynthia Morrison

 

 

For more information about the exhibit contact:
800 Park Ave, Lake Park, FL 33403
(561) 345-2842

or visit:  www.artistsofpalmbeachcounty.com

 

 

 

Artwork Jacqueline Medeiros

Artwork Jacqueline Medeiros

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Missed The 1st Anniversary Celebration? The Brewhouse Continues To Bring Art, Music And A Place For Community

For those who missed the people-packed First Anniversary Celebration of the founding of the Brewhouse Gallery, we want to reassure you!  AJ Brockman and his crew continue to offer a cozy place for a coffee during the day and a fun venue in the evenings for camaraderie.  The Rickie Report shares some of the upcoming events you’ll want to check out and the heart of it all – the local art scene!

 

 

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HOURS:

TUESDAY – SUNDAY
12:00PM – 12:00AM

The Brewhouse Gallery

720 Park Avenue Lake Park, Florida 33403

 

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How was the Anniversary Celebration? AJ Brockman tells The Rickie Report, “The day we have been planning, the day we thought may never come, the day we all share in Art, Live Music, Food, Glorious Craft Beer, Friendship and more. To be able to say we have made it through our first year is a huge milestone and we want to thank all of you for supporting The Brewhouse Gallery! We hope our success has been a sign of what our community really needed, A place dedicated to the arts, Somewhere with culture, Somewhere to gather, Somewhere to brew ideas, Somewhere to inspire. Now, let’s celebrate… The future is bright!”

 

Craig McInnis Presenting Live Painting. Photo courtesy of Rolando Chang Barrero

Craig McInnis Presenting Live Painting. (Photo courtesy of Rolando Chang Barrero)

 

 

 

Stop by for our next monthly artist Open House:

Thursday, May 28th!

Art, art, and more art! Whether it’s our incredible visual artists or our talented performing artists –

MEET OUR GALLERY ARTISTS:

Ed Trujilo, Mark Sotak, Danny Albertson, James Hook, Phil Fung, Christanthy Vargo, Kevin Goff, Craig McInnis, Emmanuel Gonzales, EJ Morales, Cristina Ferreira, Derek LaRosa, Jeff Biege, Jay Hatfield, Sue Gaumer, Jason Pfeiffer, Maria Grace Lurescia.

 

 

 

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Relax with a fresh brewed coffee and snack (Photo courtesy of Brewhouse Gallery website)

 

 

 

NEW MENU

The entire menu is literally prepared from scratch with authentic Mexican recipes passed down through the generations. Vegetarian and vegan options are also available + over 6 homemade sangria’s. All you have to do is try it and you will see why we have decided to offer this exclusively!!”

 

 

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The LineUp*

 

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Brewhouse Gallery Line Up

 

 

Tuesday – Musicians Showcase “In the Round” : 7 to 10 : $2 off draft & specialty wine. Bringing you a little bit of Nashville to Lake Park. Hosted by Bill Hartmann, this event is part storytelling, part jam session, and all out acoustic. Original music at its finest!

 

Photo Courtesy of Brewhouse Website

Photo Courtesy of Brewhouse Gallery Website

 

 

Wednesday – Trivia Night, 7 to 9. Brought to you by Think and Drink Trivia! Now with our new expansion we can accommodate an additional 40 people with a direct speaker output you can hear throughout the entire space for those of you that have been requesting it. This was just listed in the top 50 favorite things to do in all of Palm Beach County by The Palm Beach Post.

 

 

 

Brewhouse Gallery Friends and Fun (Photo Courtesy of Brewhouse Gallery Website)

Brewhouse Gallery Friends and Fun (Photo Courtesy of Brewhouse Gallery Website)

 

 

Thursday – : Open Mic Night : 8 to 11 : With new host & professional comedian Jordan Garnett. Thursday’s now have an all new energy with a killer lineup of songwriters, musicians, comedians and more.

 

 

Friday – *FEATURED* : Live Music : 8 to 11 : Zack Jones, Front man of the the Gravel Kings, is completely reinventing what it means to be a one-man band. With his take on traditional folk music and much more… He will have the house rocking! Also, Happy Hour Poker (Texas hold ’em) starting at 6:30 PM. Food Truck!

 

 

Saturday – *FEATURED* : Live Music : 8 to 11 :

 

Sunday – *FEATURED* : 7 to 10 : We are happy to have Nicholas Caputo every other Sunday for the next few months! He is one of the premier Accordion players in all of Florida and will be bringing his traditional (and not so traditional) french vibes. Art + Beer + Accordion = WINNING.

 

 

* Please check the Brewhouse Gallery Website as dates, events and performers are subject to change.

For up-to-the-minute listings of events please visit:

www.brewhousegallery.com

https://www.facebook.com/TheBrewhouseGallery

 

 

 

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

Rickie Leiter, Publisher

The Rickie Report

P.O.Box 33423

Palm Beach Gardens, FL 33420

Rickie@therickiereport.com

561-537-0291

McMow Art Glass Announces 2015 Summer Specialty Classes

School is out, but glass classes are IN!  Look at McMow Art Glass’ newest classes and demonstrations!  Some events are free, so check out the schedule here.  From fusible mosaics, to introductory sessions on stained glass and frit – McMow has it all!  The Rickie Report shares the details and some photos here.

 

 

 

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701 North Dixie Hwy.    Lake Worth, FL. 33460

 561.585.9011 EXT 106

1.888.701.3494

www.mcmow.com

 

2015 SUMMER SPECIALTY CLASSES!

F U S I B L E M O S A I C S
With Holly Odess

Fusible Glass Mosaic by Holly Odess

Fusible Glass Mosaic by Holly Odess

 

We are excited to announce this new & exciting class with master mosaicist Holly Odess. In this two day course students will learn classical mosaic technique as well as gain knowledge about fusing while working on a 12″ x 12″ design. Cutting, shaping, and classical laying techniques will be covered. ALL MATERIALS ARE INCLUDED but students must come prepared with a 12″ x 12″ pattern adapted from a photo or other source, or Holly will provide a variety of patterns to choose from.

Saturday May 30th
&
Saturday June 6th
9am-3pm
$245.00

Only 2 spaces left in this class!

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FREE DEMO DAY!

 

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Stop by and watch Phil demonstrate how to pull stringer & vitrograph, make your own frit, and how to make & cut pattern bars!

Saturday June 13th
9am-12pm

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DRAPED SEA GRASS VASES
with Patti

 

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Create an ‘under the sea’ inspired fused and draped vase out of cut strips of glass that is both artistic and functional in this 2 hour course! No fusing experience required, this is the perfect class for beginners who are looking to create a fun piece for themselves or a great handmade gift for someone special!

Wednesday June 17th
6-8pm
$125.00

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KILN CARVED WIND CHIMES
with Faith

 

 

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In this 2 day class students will learn how to make a beautiful and one of a kind fused glass wind chime that incorporates kiln carved details. Create your fused & kiln carved glass pieces on the first Saturday and learn how to assemble and string them on the second Saturday. Cutting experience is required, please bring your cutting and breaking tools with you to class. All materials included except beading supplies.

Saturday June 20th 9am-3pm
&
Saturday June 27th 9am-12pm
$150.00

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COLOUR DE VERRE SUNFLOWERS
with Meagan

 

 

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Create this adorable summer inspired sunflower out of frit and a Colour De Verre mold! Pieces may either be cast and then slumped into a plate or cast and attached to a piece of re-bar to create a garden stake! Cost includes all materials and the Colour De Verre mold is yours to keep!

Wednesday June 24th
6-8pm
$125.00

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COMPREHENSIVE CUTTING COURSE
with Phil

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In this 3 hour course Phil will teach students about different cutting & breaking tools, how to cut glass, and the do’s & don’ts of cutting glass. 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.

Saturday July 11th
12-3pm
$55.00

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BEACH SCENE MOSAICS
with Taylor

 

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This entry level mosaic class is just perfect for summer! Students will learn traditional mosaic technique while creating a piece inspired by the sea. There will be a variety of patterns to choose from. Please feel free to bring your own seashells or treasures from the sea to incorporate into your piece! All materials are included.

Wednesday July 15th- July 29th
(3 consecutive Wednesdays)
6-8pm
$150.00

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INTERMEDIATE FUSING WORKSHOP
with Phil

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In this 3 session course, experienced students will have the opportunity to develop more advanced projects and create multiple fused pieces of their choice! Entry level fusing knowledge and cutting experience is required. Class size is limited for a more focused learning experience. Students must supply their own tools & materials and projects must be developed and discussed in class with the instructor or pre-approved by the instructor. Course cost includes 2 kiln firings, each additional kiln firing is only $10!

Saturday July 18th-August 1st
(3 Consecutive Saturdays)
9am-12pm
$110.00

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FRAMING LAB
with Faith

 

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Watch & learn the ins and outs of framing your stained glass projects and how to work with a variety of framing materials in this 2 hour lab.

Saturday July 18th
1-3pm
$25.00

 

 

 

Here is a listing of all classes:

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For more information please contact:

McMow Art Glass
701 North Dixie Hwy.   Lake Worth, FL. 33460
Phone: 561.585.9011 EXT 106     Toll Free: 1.888.701.3494
Fax: 561.586.2292    www.mcmow.com

 

 

 

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

Rickie Leiter, Publisher

The Rickie Report

P.O.Box 33423

Palm Beach Gardens, FL 33420

Rickie@therickiereport.com

561-537-0291

 

 

Summer Art Camp For Kids Ages 4.5 To 17 At Armory Art Center

Summer Art Camp at the Armory Art Center is filled with fun, creativity, character development, and self-esteem initiatives. The arts have the power to do all that and more! Their innovative theme weeks include drawing, painting, sculpture, jewelry,fiber arts, ceramics, and printmaking as a major focus enhanced with music, dance, games, and team building.  Activities are appropriate for ages 4.5 to 17.  The Rickie Report wishes we were younger as we share the details here. Extended child care is available.

 

 

 

 

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Armory Art Center

1700 Parker Avenue W. Palm Beach, FL 33401

561.832.1776

www.armoryart.org

Summer Art Camp

 

 

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June 8-August 14, 2015

Ages 4.5-7, 8-10, 11-13, and 14-17
Camp Hours: 9am – 4:30pm
Drop off/Pick-up: 8:30-9:00 and 4:30-5:00

Extended care is available for $60 per child per week
Extended care hours: 8:am-8:30am and 5:00-5:30pm

 

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Summer Art Camp at the Armory Art Center is filled with fun, creativity, character development, and self-esteem initiatives. The arts have the power to do all that and more! Our innovative theme weeks will include drawing, painting, sculpture, jewelry,fiber arts, ceramics, and printmaking as a major focus enhanced with music, dance, games, and team building.

 

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The Armory’s camp leaders are skilled in working with youth in the arts. They take a special joy in supporting the imagination of our youth and know how to work with a variety of skill and dexterity levels. We look forward to partnering with you, the parent, to provide a safe, enriching, fun summer for your child.

 

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Activities include:
• A week filled with art education
• Immersion in various creative techniques for diverse interests and skill building
• Field trips to local venues
• Art show openings in July and August

 

 

Armory Art Center Spring Break Art Activities

Armory Art Center Spring Break Art Activities

CHECK OUT OUR FACEBOOK PAGE FOR PICTURES FROM SPRING BREAK ART CAMP!

www.facebook.com/armoryartcenter

 

Link to the Class Catalog
http://www.armoryart.org/catalog

 

ABOUT THE ARMORY ART CENTER:

 

The mission of the Armory Art Center is to inspire the creation and experience of art. The Armory’s vision is to be Palm Beach County’s leading visual arts education and exhibition center. Housed in an historic art deco building, the Armory provides art classes for students of all ages, exhibitions, art salons, lectures, and special events. Twenty exhibitions are hosted annually in three galleries.

 

Nearly 100 courses held in 12 state-of-the-art studios are offered including ceramics, digital arts, drawing, glass fusing, jewelry, painting, printmaking, fibers, sculpture, and more. For more information, visit www.armoryart.org or call 561-832-1776 x33.

 

 

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Rickie Leiter, Publisher

The Rickie Report

P.O.Box 33423

Palm Beach Gardens, FL 33420

Rickie@therickiereport.com

561-537-0291

Susan Oakes and Joan Lustig Exhibit At Cultural Council Biennial

Celebrate professional Palm Beach County artists at the upcoming Cultural Council Biennial 2015!  The Cultural Council is pleased to showcase a wide variety of media. The exhibit was juried by Elizabeth Sobieski, a contributing writer to The Art Economist. Also a screenwriter and producer based in both New York and Los Angeles, Sobieski has written on arts-related subjects for such publications as New York Magazine, New York Post, Avenue Magazine and Cosmopolitan.  The juried process was handled through Juried Art Services, a Palm Beach County-based organization that has juried some of the nation’s leading exhibitions.  The Rickie Report is pleased to share information and sneak peeks of two of the artists accepted into this prestigious exhibit, Susan Oakes and Joan Lustig.  RSVP for Opening night! Be sure to stop by throughout the Exhibition to vote for your favorite. Voting ends August 15th.

 

 

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Exhibit Runs May 15 through August 29

 

The Cultural Council Biennial 2015 Awards for Best of Show, second and third places will be announced at the preview party on May 14 from 5:30-7:30 p.m. Admission is free for Cultural Council members or $20 for non-members. A People’s Choice award will give patrons an opportunity to vote for their favorite — voting ends August 15.

 

 

"Inward" by Susan Oakes

“Inward” by Susan Oakes

 

 

 

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Susan Oakes is a freelance graphic artist and instructor who draws from a diverse background of psychology (B.A.), business, (management) art and technology, (teaching at Briarcliffe College in NY, as well as Palm Beach State College and the School District of Palm Beach County in addition to many private students).

 

 

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“Mandevilla” by Susan Oakes

 

She tells The Rickie Report, “Having never been a person with merely one goal, one purpose, I have traveled a multifaceted educational and vocational road which continues to enlighten and reveal lifelong purpose. Through my work and teaching, I aim to show that art and technology are not antagonistic, but can coexist and should be used to enhance each other in new and exciting ways. In my digital work I blur the borders between photography, painting, and digital illustration to achieve my artistic vision.”

 

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“Red Hibiscus” by Susan Oakes

 

Susan has exhibited with The Artist’s Association of Jupiter, (FL), where she is a permanent artist member, the Palm Beach Photographic Center, Fifth Avenue Art Gallery, Melbourne, FL; Art in Public Places of Palm Beach County (FL),Clay Glass Metal Stone Gallery in Lake Worth, Artists of Palm Beach County, OSGS Gallery, West Palm Beach, FL, (FL) the Long Island Studies Institute, (NY), Seybold Seminars Digital Design (San Francisco, CA), The Society of Illustrators (NYC), Annmarie Sculpture Garden & Arts Center, Dowell, MD, Art Ascent Magazine, “Emergence” exhibit, summer 2013, Palm Beach Cultural Council: County Contemporary: All Media Juried Show, Summer 2013 and Biennial 2015, and online art venues such as Palm Beach County, FL Light Space and Time.com.  All of Susan’s  images are Digital Photo Paintings, Gicleé on Canvas.

 

 

For more information please contact Susan Oakes at www.suoakesart.com  or call
561-432-4633

 

 

 

JOAN LUSTIG

 

 

Joan Lustig received her Bachelor of Arts in Design at Brooklyn College, 1955. She is a member of the National Association of Women Artists (NAWA) and has shown at numerous exhibitions, including: National Association of Women Artists (NAWA) Artists’ Guild at Northwood University, Florida Artist Group (FLAG). She is a member of the National Collage Society (NCS), Signature Member and Artists of Palm Beach County (APBC).

 

 

 

 

"Blue Shape" by Joan Lustig

“Blue Shape” by Joan Lustig

Joan Lustig is a multifaceted award winning artist who works in acrylics, monotypes, mixed media and jewelry. Her designs are spontaneous and intuitive and develop as the work progresses. As the interaction of color, texture and shapes grow she draws from her inner experiences to resolve the work. Her vision is to have a response from the viewer, based on their own feelings or emotions to the piece. In addition to exhibiting and winning awards in museum shows and galleries, she has had several SOLO shows.

 

For more information please contact Joan Lustig at  561.842.3698  or email jrlart@bellsouth.net

 

 

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

Rickie Leiter, Publisher

The Rickie Report

P.O.Box 33423

Palm Beach Gardens, FL 33420

Rickie@therickiereport.com

561-537-0291

Boynton Beach Celebrates The Artistry And Vision Of Conrad Pickel, Master of Stained Glass

Who designed and created the world’s largest stained glass window?  Conrad Pickel, the resident and designer of numerous buildings in Boynton Beach, FL! Come and celebrate the legacy of Conrad Pickel on Saturday, May 23rd.  A major influence within the stained glass industry in the United States, he was a gifted painter, wood carver and mosaic artist.  The Rickie Report is excited to share the details about this event.  There will be bus tours, lectures, and demonstrations by experts in glass making and stained glass. Meet the family living in one of the homes he designed! Be part of Florida’s heritage-tourism and be proud!  These events are Free to the public, but you must register for the bus tour.

 

 

 

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Conrad Pickel (1906 – 1994) learned the art of stained glass with the renown  Mayer Studio in Munich, Germany. He opened his own studio in 1947 in Milwaukee, WI, which quickly grew into one of the leading studios in the United States. In 1956, Mr. Pickel opened a branch in Vero Beach, Florida and transferred the complete operation there in 1977. Mr. Pickel lived in Pompano Beach, FL. and moved to Boynton Beach, FL in 1956 until his death. He designed five buildings in Boynton Beach.

 

 

 

 

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The tour will depart at the Boynton Beach City Library, 208 S. Seacrest Blvd. at 8 a.m. The tour, which will be narrated by City of Boynton Beach Historic Preservation Planner, Warren Adams, and President of the Boynton Beach Historical Society, Janet DeVries, will visit 5 locations that highlight Conrad Pickel’s stain glass pieces: Boynton Beach Memorial Park Mausoleum, Ascension Lutheran Church, St. Joseph’s Episcopal Church, Former Gallery Fantasia, and St. Mark’s Church. The tour is free. However, interested attendees must call 561.742.6066 to register.

 

On completion of the bus tour, at approximately 10:30 a.m., the program will begin at the Boynton Beach City Library, 208 S. Seacrest Blvd. with a series of lectures on Conrad Pickel by Janet DeVries, President, Boynton Beach Historical Society; Shanon Materio, President, McMow Art Glass; Paul Pickel, President, Conrad Pickel Studio; Rick Eggert, Creative Director, Benzaiten Center for the Creative Arts and the Jacarusos, owners of a Conrad Pickel designed house. In addition, there will be glass art demonstrations and an exhibit of Conrad Pickel’s art, vision and dreams.

 

 

 

Conrad Pickel Mausoleum Stained Glass in Boynton Beach, FL

Conrad Pickel Mausoleum Stained Glass in Boynton Beach, FL

 

 

 

A major influence in the stained glass industry in the U.S., Pickel invented decralite block.  His appreciation for how glass could transform  simple concrete blocks can be seen at his most well-known structure in Boynton Beach, Gallery Fantasia.   He incorporated faceted glass in the blocks which were then used as structural elements in the 1960’s, 1970’s and 1980’s.

 

 

 

Example of Conrad Pickel's  Decralite Block

Example of Conrad Pickel’s Decralite Block

 

Mr. Pickel’s designs to make a simple water tower a piece of public art were embraced by the City Of Boynton Beach. We share one of the images here.  Their construction was unable to be completed due to budget issues.

 

Drawing of Conrad Pickel Water Tower Surround

Drawing of Conrad Pickel Water Tower Surround

 

 

Mr. Pickel, known throughout the world for his expressionistic stained-glass creations, built the Gallery Fantasia in Boynton Beach in 1974. The artistic gathering place, to which Mr. Pickel charged no admission, closed in 1983 after expenses continued to outpace donations.  The Sun Sentinel reported his quote: “When we closed it, you wouldn’t have believed the complaints,” he said at the time. “A city without art is a city without a soul.”

 

Museum of Stained Glass Concept of Conrad Pickel Photo Courtesy of Conrad Pickel Studio Website

Museum of Stained Glass Concept of Conrad Pickel Photo Courtesy of Conrad Pickel Studio Website

 

 

Under the direction of Mr. Pickel’s son, Paul, the studio continues to develop new techniques and applications for stained glass and mosaic. In addition to a presentation by Paul, the community will meet the Jacaruso family, who lives in the home constructed by Conrad Pickel located in Pompano Beach, FL.

 

 

Conrad Pickel, Self Portrait. Image courtesy of Conrad Pickel Studio Website

Conrad Pickel, Self Portrait. Image courtesy of Conrad Pickel Studio Website

We share an excerpt from his son, Paul, who wrote about the stained glass window in Our Lady of Lourdes:

 

 “Stained glass without light would of course be nothing. Conrad Pickel became his own master in using light and a master of controlling light to strengthen his designs. He was never afraid to use black and preached this lesson to me constantly. There is always a halation of certain colors as light passes through stained glass. Painted line work and lead lines become smaller with the halation of light. He brings out the richness of color and was aware of how light affected his line work and facial details realizing his line work would become smaller as the light passed through the glass. He selected glass that has beautiful shading and he sought out glass that was not perfect. He wanted glass that showed its handmade characteristics. He wanted glass that had natural lines and bubbles all to alter and enhance the rays of light as they passed through the glass.”

Conrad Pickel at work, Photo Courtesy of Conrad Pickel Studio Website

Conrad Pickel at work, Photo Courtesy of Conrad Pickel Studio Website

 

“Wherever I go to see my father’s work, the color of glass is the key to his design, is his selection of a beautiful cobalt blue. It has a bit of gray in it, a bit of purple but it is mainly soft, peaceful and yes, spiritual. Many times it is referred to as the Pickel Blue. People generally love stained glass as the morning light pours through the colored glass but also one of the most spiritual times to appreciate a Pickel Window with its special Pickel Blues is to be by oneself, in a darkening church, as the sun is receding. As light enters through, the striking blues and darkening rich colors, that special experience of stained glass cannot help but move one’s soul.  The designs by Conrad Pickel for the stained glass windows of Our Lady of Lourdes are timeless and should undoubtedly be appreciated by many generations to come. This is the true genius and beauty of his work.”

 

 

 

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The Pickel Studio with more than a half-century of commissions to its credit, continues to create innovative stained glass, mosaic and sculpture for religious, secular and public projects throughout North America.

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The City of Boynton Beach recognizes the importance of preserving its historic resources and has adopted a preservation ordinance as the foundation for a comprehensive preservation program. The program is to include a Historic Resources Preservation Board for program oversight; a property tax exemption component; and guidelines, standards, and procedures for the maintenance and modification of historic properties.
The City has also initiated a community education campaign to inform the public of the value of historic preservation, the aforementioned tax exception program, and how historic preservation can be a tool for stabilizing aging neighborhoods, fostering community cohesiveness and furthering civic pride.

For more information, call Debby Coles-Dobay, Public Art Manager, at 561-742-6026 or Warren Adams, Historic Preservation Planner, at 561-742-6757

 

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The “Magical” Necklace by Susan Nessel, Student At The Armory Art Center

The Rickie Report knows that this time of year is one of flux and change, as people graduate and move onto another road in life’s journey.  The “Magical Necklace” is such a wonderful way to share the legacy of the time shared together. We thank Susan Nessel, a student at the Armory Art Center, for her creativity and willingness to share this lesson of gratitude. 

 

 

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Armory Art Center

1700 Parker Avenue W. Palm Beach, FL 33401

561.832.1776

www.armoryart.org

 

“The Magical Necklace”

 

Susan Nessel is a jewelry designer and metalsmith from Jupiter, FL. She wanted to convey her respect and admiration for her fellow artist and long time friend, Elizabeth Kleiman of Palm Beach, FL by presenting her with a Magical Necklace at a farewell party given in her honor at the Armory Art Center in West Palm Beach.

 

 

Susanʼs idea was to have Elizabethʼs fellow artists in the Metal, Jewelry and Glass Departments at the Armory Art Center each create an individual bead representing their unique style of work. A necklace was then designed and fabricated by Susan incorporating all of the handmade pieces.  There was so much interest in the project from all of the artists wanting to show support for their fellow artist that the necklace became very long.

 

 

Kleiman wearing her Magical necklace

Elizabeth Kleiman wearing her Magical necklace

 

The very long Magical Necklace represents not only the respect and admiration for a long time friend by her peers but the true benefit and value of community and sharing in a creative and supportive environment made possible by the Armory Art Center.  Elizabethʼs commitment to the Armory for over 15 years will be greatly missed as she retires to Boston, MA.

 

 

 

 
The contributing artists include: Susan Nessel, Janice Weisler, Joe Brandom, Rishar Miranda, Ruth Hartman, Denise Delrusso, Nikki Trammell, Kirsten Lievendag, Aliza Gerstein, Pat Levey, Lisa Johnson, Gail Brader, Shari La Brenz, Ellen Levy, Camile Perrin, Gail Leavitt, Margo Gibson.

 

For more information about The Armory Art Center please visit:

www.armoryart.org

 

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561-537-0291

Boca Museum Art School Announces Summer Schedule Of Classes For Adults And Teens

The Boca Museum Art School announces its summer schedule of classes for adults and teens. New affordable 5 week courses are ideal for beginners to get their feet wet and perfect for experienced artists to immerse themselves in their art or learn a new medium. You’ll have enough time to complete a project and still go on a summer vacation!  There are special classes for TEENS as well as Morning, Afternoon and Evening Classes! The Rickie Report shares some highlights and some photos in this article.

 

 

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Boca Raton Museum of Art – The Art School

801 W. Palmetto Road Boca Raton FL 33486

 561-392-2503

 

  • Excellent teachers with low teacher to studio ratio
  • Convenient: 801 West Palmetto Park Road, 1 mile east of I-95
  • Wonderful studios, easy parking

 

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SESSIONS

Early summer classes: May 26 to June 26

Mid-summer classes: June 29 to July 31

August classes and workshops: Aug. 8 to Aug. 21

Drawing Class

Drawing Class

 

Morning, Afternoon, Evening classes in Seven different studio areas:

Drawing, Jewelry, Painting, Photography, Pottery, Sculpture, and Textile printing

 

Ceramics Class

Ceramics Class

 

Classes include: Drawing at the Boca Museum, Beginning Jewelry, Graphic Novels/ Cartooning, Master classes in Painting, Figure Painting, and Photography.

 

 

Creating Better Photos

Creating Better Photos

 

 

TEEN CLASSES

Drawing Comics, Fashion Illustration, Jewelry Making, Portfolio Prep and special workshop on Digital Photography

 

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Creating Graphic Novels

Creating Graphic Novels

 

 

The Boca Museum Art School is active on Facebook, posting images of student’s artworks and sharing information about exhibits of interest, you can like them at http://www.facebook.com/bocaschool

 

 

 

Call for a course catalogue: 561-392-2503  Or check the website: http://www.bocamuseum.org/artschool

 

For more information and details please contact

561-392-2503

or visit

http://www.bocamuseum.org/artschool

The Boca Museum Art School is active on Facebook, posting images of student’s artworks and sharing information about exhibits of interest, you can like them at

http://www.facebook.com/bocaschool

 

 

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

Rickie Leiter, Publisher

The Rickie Report

P.O.Box 33423

Palm Beach Gardens, FL 33420

Rickie@therickiereport.com

561-537-0291