Public is Welcome To Laura Willems’ SOLO Exhibit at Whole Foods Market On Behalf Of Wellington Art Society

Wellington Art Society announces a Public Reception for abstract artist, Laura Willems will be held on May 29, 2015, in the Cafe Gallery of the Whole Foods Market in Wellington. This SOLO Exhibition has 16 works of art on display, many as diptychs, triptychs and quartets, totaling 36 individual canvases.  Laura’s work has been seen in many juried and invitational exhibitions, including “Art in Public Places” at Palm Beach International Airport. She has also participated in many art shows and done several art demonstrations. Her exhibit will continue through June 15th.The Rickie Report shares the details and some sneak peeks here. 

 

 

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WELLINGTON ART SOCIETY

Presents

A SOLO EXHIBITION

by

Laura Willems

“Through the scope – a take on inner and outer space”

 

PUBLIC RECEPTION

 

Friday, May 29, 2015

6:30 – 8:00 pm

Whole Foods Market Cafe

2635 SR7          Wellington, FL

 

561.904.4000

$5. Covers Music, Wine, Food and Donation to WAS Scholarship Fund

 

Exhibit continues through June 15th

 

"Thirty Fathoms" by Laura Willems

“Thirty Fathoms” by Laura Willems

 

Laura Willems, member of the Wellington Art Society is the current SOLO artist at Wellington Whole Foods Market. A Public Reception in her honor will be hosted by Whole Foods on May 29, 2015 from 6:30-8 PM. There will be live music, delicious and creative snacks, special vintage wines and door prizes, including one from the artist. There is a $5 charge at the door goes to help fund the Wellington Art Society Scholarship Fund.   The Cafe Gallery at Whole Foods Market is located at 2635 State Road 7/441, Wellington, FL 33414, 561-904-4000. Located just south of the Wellington Mall and Forest Hill Blvd., on State Road 7/441.

 

 

 

"Sunset On Solaris" by Laura Willems

“Sunset On Solaris” by Laura Willems

 

 

This SOLO Exhibition has 16 works of art on display, many as diptychs, triptychs and quartets, totaling 36 individual canvases.  Paintings from Laura Willems’ Interstellar Series will be shown, in which Laura creates a paint bath of mixed media into which she immerses the canvases. Also represented are selections from her Jackson Pollack and Miro’ periods.  In addition, a collection of 4″ x 4″ mini-panels, which interchange like puzzle pieces, will be shown for the first time.

 

 

"Firestorm Quartet" by Laura Willems

“Firestorm Quartet” by Laura Willems

Laura was born and raised in the Midwest, loves sports and the outdoors and spending time with animals. She earned a Bachelor of Science degree from the University of Connecticut. An avid traveler, she has visited all seven continents and has been inspired by the very diverse cultures and landscapes she has experienced as well as the many museums she has visited over the years.

 

 

"The Fires Within" by Laura Willems

“The Fires Within” by Laura Willems

 

 

Laura’s art has evolved through those travels and by participating in many classes and seminars in various mediums and artistic styles. She has found guidance from her artist brother, Ira Bruce Reines and many fellow artists. A highly creative and passionate person, she constantly reinvents herself in order to explore new avenues of expression.

 

Laura Willems at  Wellington City Hall Exhibit with "Slash"

Laura Willems at Wellington City Hall Exhibit with “Slash”

Laura’s art uses the laws of gravity, chemistry and physics to turn the canvases into unique highly kinetic interplays of vivid color that ebb and flow. Each painting is created in a mixed media bath of acrylics, oils, gesso and metallics of different density and liquidity. The canvas is dipped in this bath, then tilted and worked, allowing the mediums to flow and merge into complex patterns and intricate textures. Laura’s paintings can be viewed in any direction and explode in breathtaking brilliant colors.

 

 

"Heavy Metals" by Laura Willems

“Heavy Metals” by Laura Willems

 

Laura tells The Rickie Report,”As in a microcosm or vast universe, the innate laws of physics governing the world are at work as I create my latest series of paintings. For each canvas, I first create a bath of mixed media: acrylics, oils, gessoes, and metallics of different density and liquidity. “

 

 

"Life in Europa" by Laura Willems

“Life in Europa” by Laura Willems

 

Laura says: “Have you ever noticed that looking through a microscope can be similar to looking through a telescope? Is it a star or a piece of sand?  Particles, at the subatomic level, mimic planetary motion. The symmetry of the universe, ruled by the laws of nature, is key to my inspiration.  As I add each color and medium, the disparate chemical make-ups of the mediums react with each other, jockeying for position like rivers flowing along hydro-dynamic lines.”

 

 

Laura is a member of several Professional Associations, including Cultural Council of Palm Beach County, Artists of Palm Beach County, Wellington Art Society, Lake Worth Art League and International Association of Experimental Artists.

 

This SOLO Exhibition will conclude on June 15, 2015.

Please call 561-632-8225, for more information.

Works can be specially created to suit your home or office.

Visit:

 laura.willems@gmail.com
www.facebook.com/laura-reines-willems

 

Wellington Art Society

The Wellington Art Society is a non-profit charitable organization in its 35th year. It is open to artists of all mediums and patrons of the arts, allowing both local and regional artists to display their art work in local galleries, interact with other artists, and serve the community through their art.

For further information visit wellingtonartsociety.org

 

 

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Rickie Leiter, Publisher

The Rickie Report

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Palm Beach Gardens, FL 33420

Rickie@therickiereport.com

561-537-0291

 

 

 

Four Week Classes, Special Workshops and Youth Programs Abound At Armory Art Center

The Armory Art Center is offering an extensive number of four week classes, workshops and youth programs that make us want to sign up right now!  The Rickie Report gives you some of the highlights and urges you to check out everything they are offering. The new topics and renown faculty add to the excitement. Check out the dates  – “Figure in Costume” begins tomorrow!

 

 

 

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Armory Art Center

1700 Parker Avenue     W. Palm Beach, FL 33401

561.832.1776

www.armoryart.org

 

 

WORKSHOPS

 

Figure in Costume: A Focus on the Fetish
Leslie Albert

Monday, 9:30-12:30 pm | May 4th DW5.1a     Tuition: $50

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Figure in Costume: A Focus on the Fetish Leslie Albert

Many artists through the ages have used the clothed figure as inspiration and a challenge. This class will focus on the figure in costume, lending a theatrical quality to drawing the model. Life models will be used while wearing different styles of dress or accessories. Contempo­rary styles of drawing including ‘fetish’ modes will be dis­cussed as well. A variety of media including black and white and color will be used. Students will have the opportunity to draw the figure and costume incorporating texture, pattern, proportion and perspective into their drawings.

 

 

Pouring Paint
Roxene Sloate

 

Wednesday, 1:30 – 4:30pm | May 6th  PW8.3b   Tuition: $50

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Pouring Paint by Roxene Sloate

 

 

Learn to pour paint like Helen Frankenthaler and Jackson Pollock. We will be using acrylic paint and exploring different ways of mark making. Build up your image with transparent washes and glazing techniques. The painting experience suggests ideas that create the final concept.

 

The Art of Metal Clay Level 1
Nzingah Oniwosan

Saturday, May 9th | 9:30 am -12:30 pm JW11.6b  Tuition: $60

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Art Clay by Nzingah Oniwosan

 

Metal Clay takes the long practiced science of powered metallurgy and reintroduces it to the world as our newest eco-friendly fine metal art. Working with metal clays gives the freedom and beauty of precious jewelry or sculpture without the cost or mechanical inhibitions of some of the more traditional metal-smithing practices. The course is primarily student-led, with attending artists deciding the specific skills to be incorporated each week. This term we’re focusing on mixed metals. Techniques include firing around fittings, metal inlay, and incorporating wire.

 

 

 

Contemporary Painting: Techniques and Abstract Compositions
Vicki Siegel

Friday, 9:30 am-12:30 pm | May 8th PW3.5a  Tuition: $45

Vicki Siegel, Contemporary Painting

Vicki Siegel, Contemporary Painting

Learn easy techniques to create your own unique abstract composition. Students will use acrylic paint and mixed media techniques to create a painting during the workshop.

 

 

Introduction to Kumihimo   Level 1
Nzingah Oniwosan

Saturday, 1:30-4:30 pm | May 9th
Saturday, 9:30 am – 12:30 pm | August 8th
Tuition: $50   JW11.6a

Kumihimo is the Japanese art of braiding. Originally used to braid lacing for the Samurais’ armor, today it is a fun and popular jewelry making technique. Students will learn how to make 8 and 16 strand round braids (Kongoh-gumi) on the Kumihimo Disk. You will learn how to read “pattern,” warp (thread) your Kumihimo Disk, and plan a project.

 

Printmaking 101

Ron Garrett

Monday, 1:30-4:30 pm | May 11th RAW21.1b1    Tuition: $50 each

 

Printmaking by Ron Garrett

Printmaking by Ron Garrett

 

Students will create monotypes (painterly prints) and collagraphs (relief). Learn how to use a printing press to reproduce art prints. Everyone will discover secrets behind processes that great artists have used and that contemporary artists continue to explore.

 

Order in Chaos
Nune Astrayan

Tuesday, 1:30-4:30 pm | May 12th PW3.2a1    Tuition: $45 each

Order in Chaos by Nune

Order in Chaos by Nune Astrayan

 

Develop and finish your artwork in any media. In this workshop you will have a fun, free, and intuitive process of beginning your artwork in “chaos” with color, texture, pattern, and mark making and then bring “order.”

 

 

Collage & Color
Leslie Albert

Thursday, 1:30-4:30 am | May 14th RAW5.4b  Tuition: $50

 

Collage and Color with Leslie

Collage and Color with Leslie Albert

 

Exploring the medium of collage as an art form of experimentation, flexibility, and personal language. Found objects and images, transparent and textured papers, photo transfer, block printing, paper weaving, and other experimental techniques are encouraged. Transparent and opaque color relationships are discussed as well as the use of abstract and representational imagery.

 

*New* Marketing Bootcamp for Artists Level: All

Jenifer Mangione

Saturday, 9:30 am – 4:30 pm | May 16th RAW3.2c     Tuition: $200

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How an artist feels when thinking about marketing

This is an intensive, day-long workshop for artists that want to learn to market their talent. It will be led by Jenifer Mangione Vogt, founder of JMV Media Group, and will benefit those in visual arts, performing arts, writing, or music. We’ll explore every aspect of the integrated marketing mix, including the fundamentals of branding, public relations, social media, website development, advertising, special events, online marketing, and more. The class will benefit those with no marketing experience, as well as those who have marketing knowledge, but want to leverage that knowledge to reach broader audiences. At the end of the class, attendees will be armed and ready to write a marketing plan. Participants are welcome to bring laptops or smartpad devices, but this is not a requirement.

 

 

 

The Art of Chinese Brush Painting
Susan Wilders

Saturday, 9:30 am-12:30 pm | May 16th PW35.6a1   Tuition: $50

 

 

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Chinese Brush painting with Susan Wilders

In this accelerated workshop you will learn the basic elements of Chinese Brush Painting and some of the master stroke techniques such as the flower, bird, and landscape. You can experiment with line and elaborate style on Chinese paper and on silk.

 

 

iPhoneography: Exploring Photography with a Cell Phone

Robert Swinson

 

Monday, 9:30 am – 1:30 pm | May 18th   RAW6.1a  Tuition: $55

Iphoneography with Robert Swinson

Iphoneography with Robert Swinson

 

 

Not just for Apple iPhone, but also iPads and Android devices, this 3-hour workshop will cover the how-to’s of capturing, editing, and sharing photographs using the handiest of cameras, our cell phones. The class includes provided handouts and covers a variety of apps from the basics provided with your phone to many of the optional camera editing and sharing options available. Students should bring to class their camera equipped smart phone or tablet device with a charged battery and eagerness to learn this exciting new genre of photography.

 

 

FOUR WEEK CLASSES

 

*NEW*  Free-form Peyote Jewelry
Pamela Trevisan

 

Tuesday, 6:00 pm – 9:00 pm 69.2c
Session 5: April 28 – May 19 & May 26-June 16
Tuition $160 per 4-week session | Lab fee: $40

 

 

 

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Peyote Jewelry with Pamela Trevisan

 

 

Free-form peyote is a blend of stitches and beading techniques with no rules! We will learn to incorporate different bead weaving stitches beyond peyote such as netting and herringbone to create one of a kind jewelry pieces. Beads and found objects of different sizes and shapes will be incorporated. I love seashells so, bring along your special found objects and let’s get creative! While the studio will supply some equipment, please see the material list provided by registration for more information.

 

Contemporary Constructions:

Fabrication Techniques in Jewelry

Betsy Lewis

 

Wednesdays, 6:00 pm – 9:00 pm 15S-J24.5b
Fridays, 9:30 am- 12:30 pm 15S-J24.5b
Tuition $160 | Lab Fees: $ 32.00

Contemporary Jewelry with Betsy Lewis

Contemporary Jewelry with Betsy Lewis

The goal of this class is to carry out a variety of experiments to enhance the creative design process. Forms of jewelry that will be examined during this class are rings, pendants, and brooches. Through techniques such as metal carving, surface manipulation, sheet and wire construction, and cold connections, students will learn alternative approaches to building wearable adornment. This class requires basic sawing, filing, and soldering

 

Bead Embroidery
Pamela Trevisan

Thursdays, 9:30 am – 12:30 pm |  $160 | Lab Fee $40

 

 

Bead Embroidery Bracelet with Pamela Trevisan

Bead Embroidery Bracelet with Pamela Trevisan

 

 

Learn how to create stunning jewelry using bead embroidery techniques. We will learn different ways to sew beads onto fabric and how to bezel set a cabochon using a peyote stitch. We will also learn to make a template and choose a color wave for our designs. It’s like painting with beads!

 

 

YOUTH

 

COLLEGE PREP

*NEW* Beginning Portfolio Development for High School Students: Rising Freshmen and Sophomores
Liza Niles, Director of Education

Monday-Thursday, June 22nd-25th    5pm-7pm    Tuition: $150

Portfolio Prep Class

Portfolio Prep Class

 

For the first time the Armory is offering a 5 day intensive workshop for high school students who plan to study art in higher education and who want to begin to develop a portfolio. We will explore different styles in art and artists to further develop your own identity as an artist. You will learn how to present yourself and your work in digital format in preparation for pre-college summer school, school assignments and college applications. There will be homework, individual/group critiques and lots of creative thinking!

 

 

MIDDLE SCHOOL PREP

*NEW* Communication Arts Intensive Workshop
Mark Fetterly

Monday-Friday, June 8th-12th | 5 pm-6:30 pm  Tuition: $75

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Communication Arts

Don’t just report the news—be the news! Emphasis will be on presentation of audition components, as well as participation in a timed creative writing prompt and mock interview. This course offers all the tools to get you most prepared for the Middle School Communications audition. This includes reading from a teleprompter like a professional news reporter, preparing an ad for a magazine, using images, and writing a creative story within 15 minutes.

 

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.

 

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

BYOC (Bring Your Own Chair) Artist Lecture Series Kick Off and Custom Framing At OSGS

As we approach Summer, OSGS will be starting their popular BYOC (Bring Your Own Chair) Artist Lecture Series for the 3rd round!  The Rickie Report urges readers ( art lovers and artists alike) to stop by.  OSGS will run the first lecture  in conjunction with the Second Saturday Northwood Village ArtWalks.  Mark your calendars for Saturday, May 9th to meet Del Foxton, a phenomenally creative artist who makes her own paper from what you and I throw away!  Read the details here, mark your calendars and don’t forget your chairs!  We also remind you that OSGS offers custom framing and we share a Groupon deal with you.

 

 

 

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500 Northwood Road   W.Palm Beach, FL

561-833-2223

 

 

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Saturday, May 9th is OSGS’ first BYOC Artist Lecture of 2015 and will feature Del Foxton.  The public is invited to BYOC (Bring Your Own Chair) and meet Del as she talks about the process of creating her unusual and innovative paper art.  The event takes place at 7:30, following the 6 pm guided Second Saturday Northwood ArtWalk through Northwood Village.  Future BYOC Artist Lectures will take place on June 13th, July 11th, and August 8th.  These Events are Free and Open to the Public.  For information ab out the ArtWalk, please visit: www.NorthwoodArtWalk.com

 

 

Unique Paper Art by Del Foxton

Unique Paper Art by Del Foxton

 

Del Foxton tells The Rickie Report, “Circa 105 AD the Chinese invented an awesome process to make paper. More than 2000 years later, I follow a similar process to create my fine art. My Artistry in Handmade Paper began with my belief in the saying that if you are not part of the solution, you are part of the problem!”

 

 

Del Foxton standing beneath her art installation

Del Foxton standing beneath her art installation in the Bahamas

Del explains, “When having to take our own garbage to the local dump, I saw the opportunity to use our paper discards to create environmentally friendly artworks. Environmental responsibility together with a limited recycling program in our area prompted the obsession to up cycle paper and garden castoffs into artistic creations.”

 

 

 

Handmade paper Wall art by Del Foxton

Handmade paper Wall art by Del Foxton

Founded in 2005 and located on Grand Bahama Island, Adagio Art Gallery & Studio is where Del creates and exhibits her collection of handmade paper artworks using local vegetation and the discards of our consumeristic society as her main resource.

 

Handmade Paper Wall Art made by Del Foxton

Handmade Paper Wall Art made by Del Foxton

Del says, “The opportunity to honor our environment while indulging my passion of hand paper making pleases me. I believe that many establishments, homes and businesses who have already addressed environmental issues, may also want to consider extending their programs to the artistry hanging on their walls.”

 

 

Del Foxton at Adagio Studio on Grand Bahama Island

Del Foxton at Adagio Studio on Grand Bahama Island

If you are a home owner, a business owner or an art gallery interested in a totally unique, environmentally conscious look for your premises, Del would be pleased to discuss your needs with. She offers individually designed, custom artworks for your particular space.  For more information please visit: www.delfoxton.com

 

C U S T O M  F R A M I N G

 

Custom Framing by OSGS

Custom Framing by OSGS

 

 

 

OSGS Custom Framing serves all of Palm Beach County and provides friendly and timely service. OSGS uses archival materials for every framing order and always provides clients with framing options that range from moulding types, matting options, U/V glass protection, and acid-free material to name a few. 

 

OSGS Offers Custom Framing and Matting in All Sizes

OSGS Offers Custom Framing and Matting in All Sizes

 

Framing quotes are always free while we do our best to fit your budget. For more information about our framing services please call the gallery during business hours and ask to speak with Jonathon (561-833-2223, Tuesday to Saturday 10am-4pm).
Or visit our website at: http://osgsart.com/about-osgs-art-framing

 

 

OSGS offers ongoing specials on bulk orders, repeat customers, and often times coupon advantages like Groupon:
http://www.groupon.com/deals/osgs-ortiz-smykla-gallery-studio

 

For more information about the current exhibit, BYOC, showing your artwork at OSGS or Custom Framing, please contact:

Evelyn Ortiz Smykla & Jonathon Ortiz-Smykla

OSGS Ortiz-Smykla|Gallery-Studio
561-833-2223       OSGSart@hotmail.com
www.OSGSart.com
Find us on Facebook at http://www.facebook.com/OSGSart

 

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

Arts Group Presents End Of Season Eclectic Arts & Treasures Sale Extravaganza

Unique Glass Art and The Artists Association of Jupiter (AAOJ) proudly presents their ” End of the Season Eclectic Arts & Treasures Sale Extravaganza”.  This unique event will be held on Sunday May 3, 2015 from 10am – 2pm at Unique Glass Art and A Unique Art Gallery, in Jupiter. Stroll between the two galleries and shop for special treasures from a wide variety of local artists and vendors.  Raffle items will benefit Women in Leadership Awards Program of Executive Women of the Palm Beaches which helps promising young women in our community pursue their dream of a college education. The Rickie Report shares the details here to Celebrate Women Through The Arts!

 

 

 

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Present:

Celebrating Women:

End of the Season Eclectic Arts & Treasures Sale Extravaganza

 

Sunday, May 3rd  10am- 2pm

 

A Portion of Sales Benefits:

Women in Leadership Awards Program

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Executive Women of the Palm Beaches

226 Center Street    Jupiter, FL 33458

561-529-2748

 

 

This unique event will be held on Sunday May 3, 2015 from 10am – 2pm at Unique Glass Art and A Unique Art Gallery, 226 Center St in Jupiter. Stroll between the two galleries and shop for special treasures from a wide variety of local artists and vendors. Light Refreshments will be served.

 

 

 

Raffle items will benefit Women in Leadership Awards Program of Executive Women of the Palm Beaches which helps promising young women in our community pursue their dream of a college education. www.ewpb.org

 

For more information email: austinartglass@bellsouth.net 561-747-2024

 

 

The Artists Association of Jupiter

The Artists Association of Jupiter is a collaboration of artists who work together to promote the awareness of art and education to the community and surrounding counties. Its venue, A Unique Art Gallery, opened its doors in June of 2010. Learn more about the organization, its artists and programs on the Association’s website, www.artistsassociationofjupiter.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

Celebrate Mom With Special Reception At Artisans On The Ave

Artisans On The Ave is celebrating Mother’s Day in a special way!  Stop by this gallery filled with hand made art and fine crafts to choose a gift.  Not sure what to purchase?  Stop by any time so you and your loved one can peruse the gallery and make a list in the Gift Registry.  This is a terrific idea to take the guess work out of the equation!  Artisans On The Ave is offering a Free, handmade, fused glass pendant with every purchase.  The Rickie Report shares the details and a few examples of the high quality artistry that awaits you at this free event.

 

 

 

 

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Artisans On The Ave

Gallery Opening

“CELEBRATE MOM ~
A CAUSE FOR CELEBRATION”

May 8, 2015

Friday 6 – 9 pm

Refreshments will be served

Complimentary Art Gift With Purchase

Free Event

 

Artisans On The Ave

630 Lake Avenue     Lake Worth, Florida 33460

561-582-3300

 

 

 

Handmade Copper, Recycled Glass and Pearl Necklace by Amelia Costa

Handmade Copper, Recycled Glass and Pearl Necklace by Amelia Costa

Enjoy a Mother’s Day Art and Dessert Social at Artisans On The Ave in downtown Lake Worth. Give back to the woman who loved you first.  Show your mother how much you appreciate her with a gift of original art that she will cherish forever. Complimentary refreshments, desserts and beverages will be served.  Receive a free fused glass pendant made by hand with each purchase.

 

Three Handmade Bracelets by Debbie Kashdan

Three Handmade Bracelets by Debbie Kashdan

 

 

 

Raising a child is an art in itself. We suggest a gift that returns the favor in kind. Our artists will help you choose a wonderful gift from our vast selection in the gallery or bring your mother in and let her choose her own gift!   Be sure to create a page in the Artisans’ new Gift Registry!  

 

 

"Star Crossed Lovers", Glass Wall Hanging by Irene Jalowayski

“Star Crossed Lovers”, Glass Wall Hanging by Irene Jalowayski

 

She will be awed by the beautiful selection of jewelry made by our numerous jewelry artists. Maybe a lovely hand crafted mug for her favorite cup of tea?  Give her flowers that will last forever on her wall with a painting or photograph.

 

"Barn Owl" Sculpture by Mary Ellen Dohrs

“Barn Owl” Sculpture by Mary Ellen Dohrs

 

If she is an animal lover our pets captured on canvas, fused glass or pottery will bring a smile to her face. For the avid doll collector you may want to add one of our new unique handmade dolls to their collection.

 

 

"Tory", Mixed media artistry by Victoria Rose Martinory

“Tory”, Mixed media artistry by Victoria Rose Martin

 

More info Betty Wilson 561-762-8162 or visit ArtisansOnTheAve.com

 

 

 

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

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Palm Beach Gardens, FL 33420

Rickie@therickiereport.com

561-537-0291

FREE Art Events Sponsored By Artists Of Palm Beach County Include Norman Berman Presentation And Art Critique By Jeff Lucas In Addition To Call For Emerging Artists

Artists of Palm Beach County announces two free Saturday events at the Art on Park Gallery plus a Call To Emerging Artists.  On Saturday, May 9thNorman Berman will present “The Metamorphosis of a Painting” with slides and discussion.  On Saturday, May 16th, Jeff Lucas will present “Improve My Art – Critique Session, Everyone is a Critic!” Participants are invited to bring up to three pieces of art and receive constructive feedback in a friendly atmosphere.  The Rickie Report shares the details and urges EMERGING ARTISTS of 2D and 3D work to apply for the next Exhibit (Deadline is May 13th)!  We want to remind ART LOVERS that this Gallery is a treasure trove of hand crafted glass, watercolors, original collages, hand crafted jewelry, original photography, oil paintings and acrylic paintings  as well as pastels. Many of the artists calling Art on Park “home” sell nationally and internationally. Stop by! Florida The Beautiful, 2015″ runs until May 16th.

 

 

 

 

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ARTISTS OF PALM BEACH COUNTY

INVITES EVERYONE

MAY EVENTS:

Art on Park Gallery

800 Park Ave.        Lake Park FL 33403

561-345-2842

Gallery Hours: Monday to Saturday, 12 to 6 PM

FLORIDA THE BEAUTIFUL 2015

An exhibit to showcase the Environmental Beauty of Florida to benefit the Sierra Club Loxahatchee Group.  15% of sales will be donated.

Exhibit Runs Until May 16, 2015

 

“Metamorphosis Of A Painting”

With Norman Berman

Saturday, May 9th

2 – 4 pm

 

On Saturday, May 9th from 2:00 to 4:00 pm the Artists of Palm Beach County (APBC) is proud to present a talk and slide presentation by award winning artist and executive board member, Norman Berman. The event entitled “The Metamorphosis of a Painting” will take place at the Art on Park Gallery, 800 Park Avenue, Lake Park, Florida.

 

Norman Berman at the easel

Norman Berman at the easel

 

 

Norman has been a member of APBC for over 4 years and has exhibited widely in Palm Beach County. In November of 2013 his “One-Man Show” at the Armory Art Center in West Palm Beach was met with much acclaim. A retired New York City teacher and supervisor/administrator, Norman exhibited in the New York City area before his move to Florida in 2003. His talk will describe how he creates a painting from start to finish and will be supplemented with a series of slides showing the progress of his work.  Norman will be exhibiting at a SOLO show at the Weisman Center, Delray Beach at the end of May.

 

 

 

 

Landscape by Jeff Lucas

Landscape by Jeff Lucas

 

 

“Improve My Art – Critique  Session

Everyone is a Critic!”

With Jeff Lucas

Saturday, May 16th

1 – 3 pm

 

 

On Saturday, May 16 from 1:00 to 3:00 pm Art on Park Gallery resident artist, Jeff Lucas, will present “Improve My Art – Critique Session, Everyone is a Critic!” Participants are invited to bring up to three pieces of art and receive constructive feedback in a friendly atmosphere. Jeff will guide the discussion as the group reviews each piece and learns more about how to look at one’s art with fresh eyes. Jeff, who has taught watercolor classes in the past, is best known for his exquisite watercolors, which can be seen in the gallery.

 

UPCOMING EXHIBITS:

 

Emerging Artists 2015

An exhibit to showcase the talent of emerging artists in Palm Beach County, Florida
An exhibition of 2D and 3D works

May 20 to June 27, 2015

Public Opening Reception:

Friday, May 22, 2015    5 – 8 pm

Everyone Welcome to:

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

 

 

Submission deadline:
Wednesday, May 13, 2015

To access the submission form go to:
http://www.artistsofpalmbeachcounty.org/eventdetail.php?266

 

 

For More Information please visit:

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, “Shoe Fetish / Foot Fetish” At Clay Glass Metal Stone Gallery

Joyce Brown of Clay Glass Metal Stone Gallery is bringing some levity to the hot summer by introducing a “foot theme” into the mix of this gallery’s ever popular exhibitions!  The Rickie Report shares this Call To Artists and reminds you that only 40 pieces of  2-D works or 3-D works will be displayed for sale. If you apply early, photos of your work could be included in the press releases and postcards!  This Show OPENS TO THE PUBLIC on June 19th and RUNS THROUGH July 2nd.  EVERYONE: Mark Your Calendars Now!

 

 

CLAY GLASS METAL STONE Gallery

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15 South J Street
Lake Worth, Florida 33460

 

 

Call To Artists
“Shoe Fetish/Foot Fetish”

Exhibit is limited to 40 Artists

 

Opening Public Reception:  

Friday, June 19, 2015

Show closes on July 2

 

 

GUIDELINES

 

June 19-July 2: “Shoe Fetish/ Foot Fetish” We wanted to add some levity to the hot summer by introducing the foot theme into our mix. We hope to get some of these works into the gallery a week early so we can get TV coverage on this. I would like to bring the shoe loving crowds into the gallery to purchase your works . The works you are exhibiting may be 2-D works or 3-D works. There is no restriction for this show. If I get your photos of your work early, I will include them (and your name) in all of our press releases and postcards.

 

 

  • 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
  • $35.00 entry fee must be received by deadline of 3 pm Friday, June 15th
  • 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.

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 (June 17 & 18) 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. 

APPLICATION for“Shoe Fetish/Foot Fetish”

Deadline: 3pm Friday, June 15, 2015

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

Phone 561 588-8344 E-MAIL: 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____________

 

For more information call 561- 588-8344 or 215-205-9441

Visit:

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

 

 

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

Riverwalk Jazz & Art Call For Artists, Vendors and Non-Profits -Sign Up Now For New Event

There is a Jazz & Art on the Riverwalk in Jupiter on Saturday, May 30th! Come on down to the Plaza Down Under on the Riverwalk, just south of Harbourside Place, to experience this new event on Saturday, May 30, 2015 from 3:00 to 8:00 pm. The event will feature live music by local jazz groups, and local fine art and craft vendors. Enjoy delicious local foods, a glass of wine or beer, and hear some great music with the George Tandy Band. The event area has beautiful views of the intracoastal and passing boats, and is protected under the bridge from the heat and rain. There will be tables and chairs, but it is recommended that you BYOC (bring your own chair) if you want to make sure you have the best seat.  The Rickie Report shares this CALL to Artists, Vendors AND Non-Profit Organizations.  Reminder to art, music and food lovers: Mark this date on your calendar now!  Bring friends. Bring family!  

 

 

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JAZZ & ART

At Plaza Down Under

On The Riverwalk

Love 94 Smooth Jazz presents the George Tandy Band featuring a blend of smooth jazz, R & B, classic dance hits and more.

Saturday, MAY 30th

3 – 8 pm

 

Jupiter, FL

FREE   ADMISSION!

 

Artists, Fine Crafters, Vendors Welcome

Artists, Fine Crafters, Vendors Welcome

 

 

 

 

Call to Artists!

 

Local vendors who sell original art, photography, jewelry, sculpture and garden art can apply online at www.jupiter.fl.us/Riverwalk. A 10’ x 10’ booth space is only $35, free for non-profit groups. No exhibit tent is necessary, as most of the event space is in the shade of the bridge during the event. Some electricity is available. Vendors are accepted on a first come, first serve basis, but only vendors selling items that fit with the event theme will be accepted. No food trucks – we don’t have space for large food trucks at this event.

 

 

Enjoy the live music, jazz, food and atmosphere!

Enjoy the live music, jazz, food and atmosphere!

 

 Beer and wine will be available for purchase.

 

 

Walk Along Riverwalk Plaza

Walk Along Riverwalk Plaza

 

Coolers and dogs are permitted. Free admission, and free parking is available in the parking garage to the south of Indiantown Road bridge. There is also 2 hours of free parking in the Harbourside Place garage, $1.50/hour after that.

 

 

Live Jazz!

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Love 94 Smooth Jazz presents the George Tandy Band featuring a blend of smooth jazz, R & B, classic dance hits and more.

Live music will be on tap from 3-8pm.

Sit and enjoy the views, the music and the food!

The Riverwalk is a great place to spend the day.

Local artists will be selling unique and handcrafted items.

 

Bring the family!

Bring the family!

 

Visit the webpage:  www.jupiter.fl.us

 Or  

Call  561-741-2400 for more information

If you are interested in b wing a sponsor for this event, contact Jennifer Chapaaro at jenniferc@jupiter.fl.us  or     561-741-2365   cell: 561.315.0243   fax: 561.745.4244

 

 

 

 

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

Friends of Okeeheelee Nature Center Present Fine Art and Fine Crafts In “Natural Wonders of Florida” Exhibit at Okeeheelee Nature Center

The Friends of Okeeheelee Nature Center present “Natural Wonders of Florida” a juried fine art/fine craft exhibit hosted by the Okeeheelee Nature Center. The exhibit features 67 works by 27 local artists of native plants, animals, trees and vistas. The exhibit is open to the public and will be on display through May 7th.  The quality and diversity of the artwork is stunning!  The Rickie Report shares the details and some sneak peeks.  This is a wonderful opportunity to see both nature and art in one place.  

 

Friends of Okeeheelee Nature Center

Invite You To

“Natural Wonders of Florida”

A Juried Exhibit of Fine Art and Fine Craft

Public Opening Reception:

Friday, May 1st  6 – 8:30 pm

 

"We Live In A Paradise" by Diane Cappella

“We Live In A Paradise” by Diane Cappella

 

 

Okeeheelee Nature Center

7715 Forest Hill Blvd.      West Palm Beach

Wednesday Through Friday,   1 – 4:30pm

Saturday   10am – 4:30pm

 

 

"Spirits" by Sid Walesh

“Spirits” by Sid Walesh

 

The Friends of Okeeheelee Nature Center present “Natural Wonders of Florida” a juried fine art/fine craft exhibit hosted by the Okeeheelee Nature Center. The exhibit features 67 works by 27 local artists of native plants, animals, trees and vistas. The exhibit is open to the public and will be on display through May 7th.  

 

 

"Wakodahatchee Babies" by Barbara Carswell

“Wakodahatchee Babies” by Barbara Carswell

 

Works will be on display at the Nature Center, 7715 Forest Hill Blvd, West Palm Beach. The public may view the exhibit during Nature Center operating hours Wednesday through Friday, 1 pm to 4:30pm and Saturday 10am to 4:30pm.

 

"Gray Fox" by Robin Marsh

“Gray Fox” by Robin Marsh

 

 

Unless otherwise noted, all work is for sale. The quality and variety of work is amazing!

 

"Tranquil Glade" by Pat Strum

“Tranquil Glade” by Pat Strum

 

A reception and awards presentation will be held Friday, May 1st from 6 to 8:30pm at the Nature Center. The public is welcome to attend.

 

 

"Through The Sargasso Sea" by Frances Tyler

“Through The Sargasso Sea” by Frances Tyler

 

DIRECTIONS:

Okeeheelee Nature Center is located within Okeeleelee Park at 7715 Forest Hill Boulevard west of West Palm Beach.

 

From I-95, exit at Forest Hill Boulevard and head west. The entrance to Okeeheelee Park is located between Jog Road and the Turnpike overpass on the north side.Turn into the park and continue straight. The entrance to the nature center is just past the entrance to Pooch Pines Dog Park on the left side of the road. Turn left and proceed to the nature center parking lot.

 

 

From U.S. Highway 441, head east on Forest Hill Boulevard. The entrance to Okeeheelee Park is located between the Turnpike overpass and Jog Road on the north side.Turn into the park and continue straight. The entrance to the nature center is just past the entrance to Pooch Pines Dog Park on the left side of the road. Turn left and proceed to the nature center parking lot.

 

 

MEMBERSHIP

 

The Friends of Okeeheelee Nature Center, Inc. is designed to promote an appreciation of our natural world to the general public through educational programs that reflect Okeeheelee Nature Center’s commitment to the stewardship of Florida’s natural resources. This is done by raising monies for the enhancement and diversification of programs, assisting staff with recruitment of volunteers, training programs, and publicity. We invite you to support the work of the center as a non-profit corporation by becoming a member. All monies collected are used to benefit the Center and its programs. Your annual tax-deductible contribution funds materials for service and management projects, exhibits, and other educational pursuits. Members receive invitations to all special happenings and a 10% discount at the gift shop.

 

 

For more information about this event or the Okeeheelee Nature Center  or other events, please  email: okeeheeleefriends@gmail.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

Brewhouse Gallery Expands Space, Menu, Events! Celebrate 1st Anniversary In May!

The Brewhouse Gallery has a LOT going on!  Sip a home brewed coffee or specialty beer while perusing the new artwork.  Explore the expanded space and check out the skateboards! Take part in Trivia Night, Open Mic, sit back and enjoy the live music or just relax with a coffee or beer brewed just for you! A new artist will be featured the last Thursday of each month. Artwork has already been going to homes or offices since being hung last month, but more arrived! Stop by now to see what is available. Meet the artists and see their portfolios. And, it is time to mark your calendars for May 16th’s ONE Year Anniversary and Grand Opening of the new space! The Rickie Report shares the details here. We want to remind you that since the Brewhouse is closed on Mondays, it is the perfect venue to rent for daytime or evening parties, meetings and get-togethers!

 

 

 

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HOURS:

TUESDAY – SUNDAY
12:00PM – 12:00AM

The Brewhouse Gallery

720 Park Avenue Lake Park, Florida 33403

 

Art is on the Walls!

Art is on the Walls!

 

Stop by for our next monthly artist Open House:

Thursday, April 30th!

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

MEET OUR NEW 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.

NEW MENU

 

Tacos Don Pepe

Tacos Don Pepe

 

 

AJ Brockman tells The Rickie Report, “The first week of our “soft opening” was a success! Please bear with us as we continue to go through some growing pains and implementing some changes. We’ve rolled out our new menu from Tacos don Pepe earlier than anticipated and will therefore no longer be allowing outside food to be brought in. We understand this was a big part of our atmosphere but we are only trying to make things better and offer more options. 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!!”

 

Here’s The LineUp*

 

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!

 

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Live Music

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.

 

Trivia!

Trivia!

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.

 

 

Open Mic Night

Open Mic Night

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: Unto These Grills

 

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Saturday – *FEATURED* : Live Music : 8 to 11 : A down south, knee slapping good time with The Mobile Homies & special guests THE SAWGRASS KIN. All 3 sets will most likely feature guest appearances by members of the 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 Truck: Eats and Sweets Catering.

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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.

 

Tacos Don Pepe

Tacos Don Pepe

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

 

!!!!!!!ANNIVERSARY PARTY!!!!!!!!

 

Join us as we celebrate our one-year anniversary of being in business. It will be an entire day of Art, Live Music, Craft Beer and Food Trucks. Sponsored by Purehoney Magazine. We will have live music every hour from noon until midnight. There will also be extremely rare limited release craft beer tapping throughout the day. We will be highlighting a bunch of our local artists with live painting demos as well as local businesses! Check out below for more information.

 

*This will also be the grand opening of our expansion next door*

 

PERFORMING BANDS
· Victoria Leigh – 12:30 to 1:20
· The Whiskey Wasps – 1:35 to 2:25
· The Psymatics – 2:40 to 3:30
· Fireside Prophets – 3:45 to 4:45
· The Inverted – 5:00 to 6:00
· Smith Sundy – 6:15 to 7:15
· Shotgun Betty – 7:30 to 8:30
· Sweet Bronco – 8:45 to 9:45
· Raggy Monster – 10:00 to 11:00
· Speaking Volumes – 11:15 to Close

FOOD TRUCKS
· Diner Dogs Inc. (12 noon)
· Parabas Grill (7 PM)

VENDORS
· Purehoney Magazine
· Vintage Iron Club
· Autumn Skye – Art Gallery & Custom Tattoo
· South Florida Cornhole
· Lugnut Customs Service Station
· Black Coral Rum
· Live painting from airbrush artist Paul
· Live painting from Craig McInnis
· Live painting from Kevin Goff

(If you would like to be one of our vendors please get in touch, space is limited)

BREWERIES (Tap’n somethin special every hour)
· Funky Buddha Brewery
· Cigar City Brewing
· Civil Society Brewing

 

 

Live Music

Live Music

 

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