Prize Monies Added For APBC’s Abstract Call For Art – All Mediums Welcome

APBC Art on Park Gallery Presents their “ABSTRACT ONLY EXHIBIT 2015″.  This exhibit will showcase the talent of abstract artists from Palm Beach County, FL and include 2D and 3D works.  Prize monies have just been added to this juried art show.  The public is invited to the free Opening Reception on Friday, August 21st with an After Party at the Brewhouse Gallery down the street.  Rickie Leiter, publisher of The Rickie Report is honored to be choosing the show’s winning entries.  For more information about the Call for Art, the Opening Reception, After Party and Exhibit Hours please read the details here.

 

 

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APBC Art on Park Gallery Presents:

“ABSTRACT ONLY EXHIBIT 2015″

An exhibition of 2D and 3D works

Opening Reception:

Friday, August 21, 2015    5 – 8 pm

After Party:

Brewhouse Gallery begins 8pm
720 Park Ave, Lake Park
(on the next block east of Art on Park Gallery)

Exhibit Runs:

August 10 to September 19, 2015

Art on Park Gallery

Monday through Saturday Noon to 6 PM

800 Park Avenue      Lake Park, Florida 33403

561-345-2842

APBC Art on Park Gallery Presents their “ABSTRACT ONLY EXHIBIT 2015″. This exhibit will showcase the talent of abstract artists from Palm Beach County, FL and include 2D and 3D works. Prize monies have just been added to this juried art show. The public is invited to the free Opening Reception on Friday, August 21st with an After Party at the Brewhouse Gallery down the street. Rickie Leiter, publisher of The Rickie Report is honored to be choosing the show’s winning entries.

 

 

AWARDS:

$50 for First Place

$25 for Second Place

Honorable Mention

We are proud to announce that our prize judge is Rickie Leiter, publisher of The Rickie Report

 

 

To access the submission form go to:

http://www.artistsofpalmbeachcounty.org/eventdetail.php?268

 

 

 

For more information:

APBC Art on Park Gallery
800 Park Avenue, Lake Park FL 33403
561-345-2842
http://www.artistsofpalmbeachcounty.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

Artnado’s Special Discount Deadline Is August 1st

While exhibit spaces will still be available, the special discount deadline for artists’  booth space and the special offer for Non-Profit art related organizations is August 1st.   Thus far, over 75 artists have applied for the early discount.  Artists from as far away as Brazil will be participating in this new, innovative exhibition.   The Rickie Report shares the details for Art Associations and Art-Related Non-Profits Organizations to receive FREE 10 x 10 booth spaces! We remind our readers that ARTNADO and Artistic Synergy Inc. is a different entity from Art Synergy/Art Palm Beach.

 

 

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Jack Busa, Chief Creative Executive, is announcing a gift of FREE 10×10 space for all area Art Associations and Art related Non-Profits. He tells The Rickie Report, “This will enable your organization to inform the public about what you do, in addition to offering membership opportunities and displaying examples of past and current events. Your members will be able to display but not sell their work from your space. Because ARTNADO is already offering the lowest price per square foot for juried art shows, we understand that artists are concerned about their expenses. Therefore, any member of an organization that takes advantage of this offer, will be given a 10% rebate on the price of the exhibition space they choose to display and sell their art.”

 

 

Any artists who has taken part in an Art Marketing Seminar involving Rickie Leiter, Publisher of The Rickie Report will be eligible for a 15% rebate on individual booth space. Fill out the ZAPP and then send a separate email to Artistic Synergy Inc telling them you have been a participant.

 

 

 

Jack explains, “Since all applications need to be submitted through ZAPP there is no provisions for a two-tier pricing structure. Hence a refund check will be issued ARTNADO’s move-in date on November 13th.”

 

 

This offer, when combined with the options of either a 10×10, 10×20 and even a 20×20 “personal gallery” exhibition area, offers an unprecedented exposure for most of the area’s artist.

 

 

UPCOMING STUDENT ART CONTEST

 

 

In addition, a Student Art Contest will be formally announced soon. If you know any young artists who would like to get an early start, the information is available on our website artisticsynergy.org.

 

 

ARTNADO is looking for partners to be Drop-Off Centers for Student Artwork around the County. Please email or call to make arrangements. You will be included in future advertising, marketing and promotions!

 

 

For more information send an e-mail to artisticsynergy@mail.com requesting a space and you will be called to confirm the details.

If you have any questions, please call 561-557-8741 and ask to speak directly to Jack Busa.

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ZAPP Applications started January 15, 2015
https://www.zapplication.org/event-info.php?ID=3937

 

 

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

What’s New At The Brewhouse?

Join The Brewhouse Gallery in celebrating all of their resident artists on the last Thursday of each month! Enjoy complimentary hors d’oeuvres and wine tasting. This night is completely devoted to our local artists with a meet and greet, creative talks and much more! Everyone who purchases a piece of art (no price minimum) gets a chance for a prize drawing of a $50 gift Certificate to The Brewhouse Gallery. Stick around and enjoy the regularly scheduled open mic night with some great, local, live music, poetry, comedians and more. The Rickie Report shares the details, including the newest GAME NIGHT and their authentic Mexican street food made fresh daily including tacos, nachos, and even vegetarian and vegan options from Tacos Don Pepé!

 

 

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AJ Brockman: Cofounder – Gallery Curator
ART + COFFEE + CRAFT BEER

561.771.1641 | Facebook | BrewhouseGallery.com

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

 

 

 

BREWHOUSE GALLERY

HOURS:

TUESDAY – SUNDAY
12:00PM – 12:00AM

720 Park Avenue Lake Park, FL 33403

561.469.8930

 

 

MEET OUR GALLERY ARTISTS:

Thursday, July 30th 6 – 9 pm

Sarah Lapierre ° Cynthia Hockaden  ° Francis Lynn ° William King  

 Phil Fung  ° Matt Godwin ° Kevin Goff  ° Craig McInnis  

Emmanuel Gonzales ° Danny Albertson  ° Michael Pucciarelli  

Scott White ° Wendi Willis  ° Joe  ° Craig Dietrich  ° Diane Hutchinson

Tory Miessau

 

 

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Upcoming Performances by:

Greg Hansson °  Reggie on Saxophone  °Mylo Ranger  °Whiskey Wasps

Tahiti Band  ° Joel Da Silva  °The Inverted ° Slip And The Spin Outs

 

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All motorcycles welcome!

Vintage  motorcycle nights!

Last Friday of the month 6 -10 pm

Raffles!    Product give away!    Art Work!    Live Music!
Beer Specials!    Craft and micro brew beers!    Vintage Arcade Games!
Vintage Iron merch!   &   More…….

All Modern Classics, Sport Bikes and of course Vintage motorcycles 25 years or older welcome to display in the FREE roped-off show parking!

Come out and join Vintage Iron Club! Become a member at the event! Get info at the VIC tent!  Our sponsors that make this possible:  Rockitmanradio.com °  Florida Sports Cycle & Atv ° BurnUP Company ° Bob’s British Bike Company ° Architectural and Interior Design Photography ° Purehoney Magazine  ° The Brewhouse Gallery ° Food from Tacos Don Pepé!

 

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Here’s The LineUp*

 

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Tuesday – Board Game Night!  7 to 10 : Happy Hour Pricing All Night Long! We have the beers, we have the tables, we have the food! You bring the games, your bring your friends, and your better bring an overly competitive attitude!

 

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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.

 

 

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Thursday – Open Mic Night  8 to 11 : Join us for our Thursday open mic night hosted by professional comedian Wayne Felber! Sign-ups start around 7 and performers take the stage around 8 pm. We have an in-house PA (limited microphones, cables, etc.) so please bring your equipment. It is a great mix of guitarists, spoken word poetry, vocalists, keyboard, drums, Improv & more.  One drink minimum for performers and guests.   More info ? call : 561-771-1641 or 561-469-8930

 

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Friday – *FEATURED* : Live Music  8 to 11 : The house will be rocking! Check the latest line-up details. Also, Happy Hour Poker (Texas hold ’em) starting at 6:30 PM. Food Truck!

 

 

Saturday – *FEATURED* : Live Music  8 to 11 : A down south, knee slapping good time! Featuring guest appearances by members of different bands, friends, family, neighbors, hell, Sasquatch and the Yeti are even rumored to be cookin’ up a few songs as a duo. If you miss this one, it’s a damn shame! Food Trucks!

 

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A Sunday Kinda Blues (Unplugged)

Sunday, August 2nd at  2pm

 

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 Florida and will be bringing his traditional (and not so traditional) french vibes. Art + Beer + Accordion = WINNING.

 

 

Want IN?

Would you like to display your artwork at The Brewhouse Gallery? We offer excellent terms. No commission for a 3-month run, and unlike traditional artist co-ops, you are not required to put in volunteer time running the gallery.

 

For more information, call AJ Brockman at (561) 771-1641, or email: info@brewhousegallery.com.

 

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

 


Host your next shindig with us!

We have private and semi private party rental options for every occasion. Baby shower, retirement party, Birthday, you name it… We would love to have you. Please contact our party coordinator, Pepe, at 302.897.1990 or info@BrewhouseGallery.com

 

 

*** 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 The Rickie Report at:

Rickie Leiter, Publisher

The Rickie Report

P.O.Box 33423

Palm Beach Gardens, FL 33420

Rickie@therickiereport.com

561-537-0291

Art On Park Gallery Calls For 2D and 3D Abstract Art

Artists of Palm Beach County’s Art On Park Gallery will showcase the talent of abstract artists.  The Rickie Report shares this Call For Entries, open to 2D and 3D artworks by artists who live in Palm Beach County, FL.  The public is invited to the Exhibit which will run August 10th through September 19th.  The Public Reception, which is free, takes place on Friday, August 21st with an After Party at the Brewhouse Gallery.  We share the details in this article.

 

 

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APBC Art on Park Gallery Presents:

ABSTRACT ONLY EXHIBIT 2015

An exhibit to showcase the talent of abstract artists from Palm Beach County, FL


An exhibition of 2D and 3D works

August 10 to September 19, 2015

Opening Reception:

Friday, August 21, 2015   5 – 8 pm

After Party:

 Brewhouse Gallery begins 8pm
720 Park Ave, Lake Park
(on the next block east of Art on Park Gallery)

 

 

Art on Park Gallery

Monday through Saturday Noon to 6 PM

800 Park Avenue Lake Park, Florida 33403

561-345-2842

 

APBCCALL TO Artists Abstract Only Exhibit 2015

 

 

To access the submission form go to:

http://www.artistsofpalmbeachcounty.org/eventdetail.php?268

For more information:

APBC Art on Park Gallery
800 Park Avenue, Lake Park FL 33403
561-345-2842
http://www.artistsofpalmbeachcounty.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

Call For Entries: “Outside The Box3″ At Whitespace – The Mordes Collection

Esteemed collector Elayne Mordes is gearing up for the next installment of “outside the box” artworks, in a biennial of outdoor, site-specific art. “OUTSIDE THE BOX 3″ is the third biennial to be hosted at the perfectly situated scenic waterfront site of her enviable collection, Whitespace, in Palm Beach.  The Rickie Report shares the details for this Call For Entries here.  You will be the toast of the town at this esteemed exhibit plus be in the running for Cash Prizes!

 

 

 

Whitespace Collection

Seeking Artists for

“OUTSIDE THE BOX 3″:

Outdoor Art Installation Biennial

Whitespace–The Mordes Collection

Send inquiries to:
Lisa Rockford,

Outsidetheboxcurator@gmail.com

Whitespace – The Mordes Collection

2805 N. Australian Avenue

West Palm Beach, Florida 33407

T: 561.842.4131

 

 

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The Outside the Box2 biennial event in 2014, featured installations by 37 artists from throughout Florida, attracted hundreds of art enthusiasts, and was covered extensively in local and Southeast Florida media.

 

 
The call for entries has just been released (deadline of November 1, 2015). Artists wishing to apply may find the application at: www.whitespacecollection.com.

 

Thirty five artists with the best proposals will be selected, and this call is offering even more in Best in Show monetary prizes. This temporary outdoor art happening will take place April 1 & 2, 2016, as part of the closing weekend festivities of Whitespace.

 

 

 

 
The distinctive and alternative format of the exhibit asks artists to propose a temporary work, suitable for outdoors that will respond creatively to the site, or be interactive in nature. The installations should interact with the unique landscape & outdoor environment, ranging from large-scale sculptures, interactive installations, inflatables, video art, performances, and more.

 

 

 

 

Lisa Rockford, an exhibiting artist & professor at Broward College, has worked with over 100 artists from South Florida and beyond. She has curated many Contemporary group exhibitions including The Triumph of Detritus, Humoritorium: The Art of Whimsy, and Appropriated Gender among others. Lisa Rockford was named a “Rising Star” in Gold Coast Magazine’s 2014 article, “40 under 40,” for her community building art events.

 

 

 
One of the most talked about works was a video installation by Cat Del Buono, titled “Swimming upstream.” Many onlookers did not realize they were not looking at a real pool of water in the ground. Video art by Cat Del Buono will be featured in Whitespace’s next annual exhibit which will open in November 2015. Please check the website www.whitespacecollection.com for up-to-date seasonal programming.

 

 

 
The Outside the Box Biennial is sure to become one of the most significant and indispensable celebrations of visual art in South Florida, and will clearly be a spectacle of visual delights for all who attend. Artists who wish to participate may view examples from the 2012 and 2014 projects on www.whitespacecollection.com – Gallery special projects.

 

 

 

For more information about Whitespace Collection please contact:

Elayne Mordes, ASID AAA

Whitespace Art Adventures

2805 N. Australian Avenue  West Palm Beach, Florida 33407

T:561.842.4131 F:561.842.4132 E: 2805@mordes.net
www.whitespacecollection.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

Time To Submit Unusual Antiques And Ancient Artifacts To Griffin Gallery Of Ancient Art For Consignment

This summer it’s time to dust off that unique antique or ancient artifact in your home or office to see if there is a possible consignment with Griffin Gallery Ancient Art.  Please join Griffin Gallery on Saturday, August 08, 2015 for refreshments as you’ll have the opportunity to submit your unusual antiques and ancient artifacts for consignment. Please note that only accepted submissions will be provided with a retail appraisal. The Rickie Report shares the details of the August 8th event and some sneak peeks of consigned pieces here. 

 

 

 

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YOU ARE INVITED:

Saturday, August 8th

11 am – 4 pm

Accepting Consignments of

Unique Antique and Ancient Art

(Prior to the 20th Century)

Artifacts, Sculpture, Art, Jewelry, Etc.

If you are unable to attend this gala event, please submit your photographs with detailed descriptions to griffingallery18@yahoo.com

 

Griffin Gallery Ancient Art

Gallery Center

608 Banyan Trail  Boca Raton, FL 33431
561.994.0811    fax: 561.994.1855

 

 

 

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Various Consigned Pieces With Griffin Gallery Ancient Art

Griffin Gallery specializes in museum quality Ancient Art. Our holdings include over five hundred authentic artifacts that reflect a spectrum of the cultures of Antiquity in addition to Contemporary Fine Works of Art. Among our treasures are pieces from Greece, Rome, Egypt, the Far East, the Near East, the Holy Land, Pre-Columbian cultures, and pre historic Native America.

Griffin Gallery Ancient Art
Gallery Center, 608 Banyan Trail
Boca Raton, FL 33431
561.994.0811, fax: 561.994.1855
www.griffingallery.net
griffingallery18@yahoo.com

 

 

Sponsored by: Beiner,Inkeles & Horvitz, P.A. 2000 Glades Road, Ste. 110, Boca Raton, FL, 33431, (561) 750-1800

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

C & S Bead Show Is Back In Palm Beach Gardens With Free Admission

At C & S Bead Shows you can interact 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 upcoming show in Palm Beach Gardens, July 24,25,26th.  The Rickie Report shares the details in this article. FREE admission, a wealth of ideas and a 3-day show!

 

 

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Quality Bead Shows

Across South Florida

July 24, 25, 26th,  2015

Friday 10-5 pm

Sat 10-5 pm

Sun 10-4 pm

Palm Beach Gardens, FL

AMARA SHRINERS

3650 RCA Blvd Palm Beach Gardens, FL 33410

 754-581-6836

 

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Bead Selection!

 

 

 

Robert and Susan Onderlinde, of C & S Bead Shows, are returning to Palm Beach Gardens for a three day event on July 24, 25, 26th. The vendors include jewelry designers, bead manufacturers and dealers direct from world wide wholesalers!  The event takes place at the Amara Shriners 3650 RCA Blvd in Palm Beach Gardens.

 

 

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Beads and Chains!

 

 

Directions:  I-95 Exit #79  – EAST on PGA Blvd.  Take a RIGHT at the GAS STATION.  GO to STOP SIGN and TURN LEFT. GO STRAIGHT 1/2 MILE over the TRACKS. The AMARA STRINERS is on RIGHT SIDE.  GO to the WEST BACK SIDE for entry.

 

 

 

Strands of Beads Plus Read-Made Jewelry!

Strands of Beads Plus Read-Made Jewelry!

 

 

 

Local bead artists will be promoting their handblown, lamp work beads and specialty beads as well as ready-made jewelry! Nationally known bead artists will bring special jewelry kits and fabulous new ideas!

 

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Chains, Pewter and Silver Beads!

 

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!

 

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Jewelry Findings!

 

 

 

OTHER FLORIDA SHOWS:

 

AUGUST 28, 29, 30 2015

FT. LAUDERDALE, FL.

MARRIOTT NORTH

6650 NORTH ANDREWS AVE.   FORT LAUDERDALE, FL 33309

DIRECTIONS: I-95 EXIT CYPRESS CREEK RD WEST TO ANDREWS
TURN RIGHT GO 1/4 MILE IT SETS BACK IN THE TREES ON THE RIGHT SIDE.  ENTER THROUGH PARKING GARAGE. ROOM IS ON THE RIGHT SIDE.

 

Multi-Strand Beads!

Multi-Strand Beads!

 

 

OCTOBER 23, 24, 25 2015

VERO BEACH FLORIDA 2015

HERITAGE CENTER

2140 14TH AVENUE       VERO BEACH FL 32960  

DIRECTIONS:  I-95 EXIT EAST ON SR 60.  Go EAST TO 14TH AVE.  TURN LEFT TO 1.5 BLOCKS. THE HERITAGE CENTER IS ON THE RIGHT SIDE.

 

 

 

For more information, please contact Robert or Susan Onderlinde at 754-581-6835 or 754-581-6836 or visit csbeadshows.com or email: onderlir@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

First Encounters With Art – Part Two

Welcome to Part II of “First Encounters With Art”, as we continue to look at ways to teach and be role models for future art appreciators and future artists!   The Rickie Report invited Caren Hackman to investigate how to best introduce young people to art experiences and at what age. This is the second section of a two part article, for which Caren consulted with three experts. We are grateful to Glenn Tomlinson and Lyda Barrera and Christina Barrera for taking the time to share their experiences with our readers. Caren Hackman is a fine artist, graphic designer and author of “Graphic Design Exposed”. We hope you will share these articles with friends, family and neighbors. Let’s Keep The Arts Alive!

 

 

First Encounters With Art

Part II

 

Glenn Tomlinson has served as the William Randolph Hearst Curator of Education at the Norton Museum of Art since January, 2001. (www.norton.org) Prior to that time he worked in museum education at the Philadelphia Museum of Art and at the Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts. He lives in Jupiter with his family. 
Lyda Barrera has taught elementary school art in the Palm Beach County School District for 25 years. She and her daughter, Christina Barrera, also work privately with students to prepare them for auditions at Bak Middle School of the Arts (http://www.bakmsoa.com) and Dreyfoos School of the Arts (http://www.awdsoa.org).

 

Christina Barrera, a professional artist, is an Undergraduate Admissions Counselor at the School of Visual Arts in New York City (http://www.sva.edu). She spent two years working as a Museum Educator at the Walters Art Museum in Baltimore, Maryland (https://www.thewalters.org).

 

 

CH: What kind of programs does the Norton Museum have for young children?

GT: Every Saturday, from 10:30am-12:30pm, the Norton Museum of Art now offers a program called Family Studio http://www.norton.org/familystudio. Children, ages 5-12, and accompanying grown-ups participate in a gallery tour and a related art workshop. Because of demand for the 25 spaces in each week’s class, pre-registration on our website is required www.norton.org, but Museum admission is free to all Palm Beach County residents every Saturday.  The expansion of Family Studio and Free Saturdays are made possible thanks to the generosity of Damon and Katherine Mezzacappa.

At particular times throughout the year – especially during the summer months and during school breaks – we offer DIY Art Projects at Art After Dark http://www.norton.org/artafterdark .  These programs, on select Thursdays from 6-8 pm are drop-in art projects related to special exhibitions and collection themes.  On Thursday nights during the summer we have served over 100 children in these programs!  Similar projects with a Chinese theme are offered at our Moon Festival and Chinese New Year Celebrations.

Like Family Studio programs we want DIYs to be an opportunity for children to explore, play, make and learn with their elders who visit the Museum with them, whether they are parents, grandparents, aunt and uncles, whomever.  We find that the intergenerational activity is a very special part of the process.

For families that visit at other times, we offer ArtCards  in English and Spanish that suggest simple looking activities that children and accompanying adults can enjoy together.  Prompts can be about finding certain animals in the Chinese art galleries and learning why they are important, or looking across the collections for works that “tell stories,” “look like a dream,” “use warm or cool colors,” or “make you smile.”  Simple prompts like these can inspire closer looking and great conversations among family members.

Beyond our family programs, we also serve school and summer camp audiences http://www.norton.org/school-tours  or http://www.norton.org/summercamp . These begin with children as young as 5 (kindergarten age).  While the majority of school programs are single visits, the Museum hosts Norton School Partnerships that introduce young students to art through multiple visit programs.

Our PACE program http://www.norton.org/pace serves children as young as 5 as well.  Through this program we work with community organizations in underserved neighborhoods around Palm Beach County to provide quality arts education to hundreds of children year ‘round.

 

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Young visitors examine Stuart Davis’ painting at the Norton Museum of Art Photo Courtesy of LILA

 

 

 

CH: At what age do you believe that it is appropriate to introduce young people to art?

GT: The sooner the better!  Young children delight in discovering new things and art has so much to offer in this regard.  Their great capacity for imagination can also spur terrific conversations with just a single question or prompt from an older person. And when parents or caretakers stay engaged with the child’s responses, a really memorable experience can take shape.  The validation and encouragement of an older person can turn a single Museum visit into a lifelong interest.

 

 

CH: How do you approach the introduction to art? Example: through gallery shows and explanations or through hands on projects?

GT: Both of these avenues can be exciting and creative. Through tours we strive to make the experience an interactive one (for all ages) so rather than having staff and docents “explain” the art on view, the children discover the works, describe what they see and what they think about what they see.  These age-appropriate conversations about artworks are much more fulfilling and impactful than just passive listening. Our talented Museum docents guide the conversation and add important information about the work or artist as appropriate to the goals of the lesson and the students’ age and interest.

 

 

CH: Are there basic principles to which beginners should always be introduced as a first exposure or lesson? Or do you work with exhibits that are available in the galleries?

GT: There are so many points of entry into art.  One of the ways that we like to work is by developing literacy skills and critical thinking skills.  Exploring the elements of art (line, color, shape/form, space, texture) is a good way to help develop a vocabulary for looking at art (and everything else, by the way!).  Then, by discussing how the elements of art work together to create composition, for example, you exercise a child’s critical thinking skills.  Take it one level further, by looking at a second artwork, and comparing the second to the first… learning can happen in such meaningful ways through this kind of process.  And we can use a wide variety of artworks for these lessons, so we do use special exhibitions and the collection.

 

Caren Hackman is a graphic designer and fine artist living in Palm Beach Gardens, FL. and author of a book about Graphic Design and Good Business practice: http://www.carenhackman.com/book/. Be sure to check out Caren’s wonderful artwork – Caren is a talented artist in her own right! She is a founding member of the Artists of Palm Beach County.

www.carenhackman.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

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First Encounters With Art – Caren Hackman Interviews Glenn Tomlinson, Lyda Barrera and Christina Barrera-Part One

To ensure continuity within The Arts, we need to teach and model each generation. The Rickie Report invited Caren Hackman to investigate how to best introduce young people to art experiences and at what age.  This is the first section of a two part article. For this article, Caren consulted with three experts. We are grateful to Glenn Tomlinson, Lyda Barrera and Christina Barrera for taking the time to share their experiences with our readers.  Caren Hackman is a fine artist, graphic designer and author of “Graphic Design Exposed”.  We hope you will share these articles with friends, family and neighbors.  Let’s Keep The Arts Alive!

 

 

First Encounters With Art

Part I

 

 

Glenn Tomlinson has served as the William Randolph Hearst Curator of Education at the Norton Museum of Art since January, 2001.  (www.norton.org)   Prior to that time he worked in museum education at the Philadelphia Museum of Art and at the Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts. He lives in Jupiter with his family. The Q and A with Glenn will appear in The Rickie Report tomorrow.

Lyda Barrera has taught elementary school art in the Palm Beach County School District for 25 years. She and her daughter, Christina Barrera, also work privately with students to prepare them for auditions at Bak Middle School of the Arts (http://www.bakmsoa.com) and Dreyfoos School of the Arts (http://www.awdsoa.org).

Christina Barrera, a professional artist, is an Undergraduate Admissions Counselor at the School of Visual Arts in New York City (http://www.sva.edu). She spent two years working as a Museum Educator at the Walters Art Museum in Baltimore, Maryland (https://www.thewalters.org).

 

 

Barrera's Bird Project

Lyda Barrera’s Bird Project

 

CH:  How do you begin a first art encounter with your kindergarten students?

LB:  Shapes.  I start by holding their hands through basic shapes to make a bird. I give them a structured lesson, with steps, so that they can begin to see how you can draw a real bird with simple shapes. I show them photographs of birds and also samples of drawn birds. They can choose whatever colors they want for their projects. The lesson takes up about four classes and they get introduced to paint when they create a background, but not color mixing yet.

CB: There was another lesson I remember we did in the first grade, teaching vertical and horizontal lines, primary colors, and shapes. We used our fingers to measure equal spaces and learned the difference between horizontal and vertical lines to draw straight lines in a grid. Then we used stamps of different shapes that we stamped in a pattern with primary colors. It taught us about line, color, and patterns all at once.

 

CH: How long are the art classes at school? Is the length of time appropriate?

LB: All the classes are 40 minutes long. 40 minutes is enough for kindergarten and first grade, but later an hour would be better, or even longer would be ideal.

 

CH: Christina, with what age children did you work at the Walters?

CB: In the museum, we had different programs ranging from infants to adults. We had programs for 1-12 months, 12-24 months, 2-4 years, 4-6 years, 6-8 years, 9-13 years, teens, and adults. They start in the galleries and then go downstairs for some kind of activity, usually an art project, although for the babies it’s just free play, and the adults usually don’t go into the studio.

 

CH: How young are the children who visit the Walters when they begin to create artwork based on observations from the exhibits?

CB: The youngest we ever had in the Art Babies program was a four month old! They were typically closer to six months to a year at the youngest. They’re not making art yet, just looking, touching, and interacting with their caretakers.

The Art Tots toddler program, for two to three year olds, is the first program where, after their gallery visit and gallery activities, they make artwork related to what they saw in the museum. Each session has a theme such as animals, story telling, celebrations, food, and many others. During each gallery visit we viewed three works of art that pertained to main idea or theme. The art project that followed was based on the theme so that they could connect what they saw in the galleries and their own experiences to create a work of art just like the artists in the museum.

The primary goal was to make the art project something that had easily definable steps and was as simple as possible.  We want them to put most of their energy toward personalizing their work of art and being creative, as opposed to spending all their time trying to build it the right way or follow a series of complicated steps. Often we tried to have the basis of the project be so simple that we didn’t make a sample, so they didn’t have anything to copy. That meant they were free to make it in whatever way occurred to them.

 

 

 

Lyda Barrera's Student with Artwork

Lyda Barrera’s Student with Award winning Artwork

 

CH: You’ve told me that most children draw freely without instruction before they begin taking classes and that you ask them to draw from observation.

LB: Drawing from observation engages the brain in a different way than free expressive art, which is also important but is not engaging their brains the same way.

CB: It’s important to make sure that young kids be told that there is no wrong way to make art! Later, I think it’s important for students to gain skills and challenge their brains to learn to analyze what they’re seeing and draw from observation, but it’s also so important to tell kids that there’s no wrong way to make art — it can’t be “right or wrong.” They should be free to make whatever they want; however they want. This freedom is especially important for a child who likes to make art but might not be that dedicated or skilled. It helps prevent them from getting discouraged because a project doesn’t look “right” or they’re “not good”.  Seeing and making art, developing motor skills and creativity are all important parts of development and can enrich someone’s life forever if their creativity isn’t invalidated early on.

LB: A lot of teaching young children is teaching in a group so that they see what the others are doing and are learning from each other. Also it helps motivate them because the interested students motivate each other to work harder and improve. Students who are talented but haven’t had much of a challenge can have a hard time adjusting to observational drawing with higher standards because it takes more work and practice than free drawing.

 

CH: I’ve watched you teach students. One of things that I admire the most is how well you explain each project’s techniques and objectives.

LB: I have been teaching 25 years.  I learned early on that it is important to be totally precise in your directions. Students can behave like a swarm of bees and they all follow wherever you go. You have to have the experience to learn how to instruct in a very specific, clear way so as not to mislead. The more times you teach a project, the better you get at explaining it.

 

The Rickie Report shares Part II tomorrow.

 

Caren Hackman is a graphic designer and fine artist living in Palm Beach Gardens, FL. and author of a book about Graphic Design and Good Business practice: http://www.carenhackman.com/book/. Be sure to check out Caren’s wonderful artwork – Caren is a talented artist in her own right! She is a founding member of the Artists of Palm Beach County.

www.carenhackman.com

 

 

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Join Artisans On The Ave Gallery for an evening of COOL ART on a HOT NIGHT! Artisans On The Ave Gallery features many passionate local artists who use the element of fire in their original art creations. Torched sculptures, fused glass, encaustic hot wax, fired ceramics and pottery will all be available. The Rickie Report suggests you Beat The Heat and meet some of the coolest local artists around at this Free event! Receive COOL information on creating art with fire and remember to fill in YOUR page in their Gift Registry!

 

 

 

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Tracy Rosof-Peterson Removing a large ceramic bowl from the kiln

Tracy Rosof-Petersen Removing a large ceramic bowl from the kiln

The technique of Raku pottery happens when art is removed from a gas kiln at around 1800 degrees with gloved hands and tongs lifted from burning flame, dropped into a metal container with combustibles. The glaze crackles from the heat of the flame.

Marcia Barbieri's Fused Glass Plate

Marsha Barbier’s Fused Glass Plate

Ceramic artists form their art using clay and prominent, striking glazes that are fired in a kiln numerous times. Exciting, magnificent colors are produced when glazes are applied to bisque clay, re-fired up to 2300 degrees in a red hot kiln.

Ceramic by Joan Carew

Ceramic by Joan Carew

Encaustic wax is an age old process using hot wax and oils. Hot wax painting involves beeswax to which colored pigments are added and kept molten on a heated palette. After being applied to an absorbent surface, you create an original piece of art. The fun part of encaustic wax is adding mixed media inclusions, photos or any absorbent material. The possibilities are endless.

 

"Past The Garden Gate"

“Past The Garden Gate”, Encaustic Painting by Lois Barton

 

 

 

A metal artist using a welding torch combines the cool metal pieces to the heat of the torch to create sculptures or functional pieces such as lamps and furniture. Some of our paper artists brandish the edges of their finished assemblages to give them an aged antique look as the heat of the flames burns the edges.

 

Metal Sculpture by Kelly Dean Manganero

Metal Sculpture by Kelly Dean Manganero

 

Jewelry artists achieve an individual look in their pieces by using heat. When jewelry is connected together with a soldering tool the heat presses against the cool metal to join the pieces. A different patina is created with flame and various chemicals used make each piece a unique form of art to wear.

 

 

Glass Beaded Necklace by Irene Jalowayski

Glass Beaded Necklace by Irene Jalowayski

 

Artists that work with various woods can create a very different effect with a selected branding or engraving tool. The wood branded with the heat tool will then achieve an interesting design or sometimes a personalized engraving. The finished piece has a special look that compliments the wood used.

 

"Cool Jazz" Fused Glass by Betty Wilson

“Cool Jazz” Fused Glass by Betty Wilson

Our glass artists use various techniques such as glass formed with the HOT flame of a torch, glass blowing, casting and fused glass in a kiln firing. Fused glass is one of the oldest, sophisticated techniques in hot glass sometimes referred to as “warm glass”. It is an exciting interplay of light and color to look in the glowing red hot kiln and see the soft molten liquid melting together in brilliant form.

 

Gabriele Kraus' Ceramic Sculpture

Gabriele Kraus’ Ceramic Sculpture

One of the biggest thrills of firing a kiln is fifteen hours later when the artist opens the kiln lid and views the fascinating and extraordinary design that has emerged! Due to the handcrafted nature of many techniques used and the multiple series of kiln firings at temperatures ranging from 1200 to 2300 degrees, this makes ceramics and glass one of a kind art  – where no two pieces are ever alike.

 

 

Hand Sculpted Artwork by Mary Ellen Dohrs

Hand Sculpted Artwork by Mary Ellen Dohrs

Please inquire at Artisans On The Ave about our various workshops and techniques to creating your own art.  We offer a variety of classes and workshops that will suit your personal needs.  For more information: www.ArtisansOnTheAve.com

 

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