Art Salon Showcases “Sisters of the Cloth”, Barbara Cheives and Kianga Jinaki

Barbara Cheives and Kianga Jinaki, fiber artists and friends, will be sharing their excitement and lives of cultural activism as well as their love of artistic creativity at the upcoming Art Salon on August 5th.  The Rickie Report takes great joy in sharing this information, as each woman brings her own personality, creativity and her-story to the elements engendered by working with textiles.  This is Open to the Public, with a small fee to cover the costs of operating these Salons at the Armory Art Center, so ably accomplished by Elle Schorr.

 

 

 

AT THE ART SALON :

 

“SISTERS OF THE CLOTH”

 

 

TUESDAY, AUGUST 5TH, 2014

BARBARA CHEIVES AND KIANGA JINAKI

 

There’s a $10 fee to attend.

Armory Art Center

1700 Parker Avenue  W.Palm Beach, FL

 

Barbara Cheives' Quilt

Barbara Cheives’ Quilt

 

 

 

Barbara Cheives says of her work, “ I learned to sew as a teenager and loved making clothes for myself and my friends.  In what seems like a former life, I obtained a degree in Fashion Buying & Merchandising and worked in the garment district for over 10 years.  Most of those years were spent buying and selling textiles.  When I left New York, I left that world behind until a Japanese American friend convinced me to work with him at the Houston Quilt Festival where he was selling vintage kimono to quilters….I was hooked.”

 

Barbara Cheives' Scarves and Pillows

Barbara Cheives’ Scarves and Pillows

 

 

“I have a natural affinity for the African culture and with a new appreciation for the garments, art and culture of Japan, Afrasia was born.  The colors and textures of the fabrics work well together to form a unique marriage of cultures that preserves vintage Japanese Kimono and Obi blended with modern African fabric, African inspired trims, beads, and ‘found’ items. Call it multi-cultural recycling.  I spend my days as a consultant working to bridge the gap between cultures and I continue that work through my art. As a Fiber Artist, my one of a kind wearable and decorative art represents a harmonious blend of cultures.”

 

 

 

Barbara Cheives' Wall Hanging

Barbara Cheives’ Wall Hanging

 

Barbara spends her days as a consultant working to bridge the gap between cultures, ” I continue that work through my art. You never know where life will take you. Whenever I’m asked how I got into race relations and diversity, I have a simple answer – GOD. I did not choose my current career, it chose me. The beauty of it is that now I have the best of both of my worlds. I can satisfy my social justice side through my work and my love of fabric and color through my art.”  

 

Barbara Cheives' Pillows

Barbara Cheives’ Pillows

 

 

Barbara is the President and CEO of Converge & Associates Consulting, specializing in race and ethnic relations consulting and Cultural Competency Training.  Barbara’s consulting expertise includes law enforcement and public safety, media, education and corporations. Barbara is a native New Yorker who has called West Palm Beach home since 1990.  Additionally, she serves on the National Board of the Institute of Community Peace in Washington, DC. She is Immediate Past President of National Coalition of 100 Black Women, Inc. West Palm Beach Chapter and the Co-Chair of the Tabernacle Missionary Baptist Church Social Justice Ministry. Barbara is an alumna of Leadership Palm Beach County, from the Class of 2002.

 

 

Kianga Jinaki's Wall Hanging,"The Divine One"

Kianga Jinaki’s Wall Hanging,”Divine One” (Photo Courtesy of Her Website)

 

 

Kianga Jinaki says: “My media of choice are collage, dolls, & quilts. When it is enhancing to what I am creating, the written word is also incorporated. The influences of the African diaspora which were prevalent as I grew up in Baltimore, not only shaped me but my art. The love, honor and respect that I have for my heritage permeates my work. Doll making and quilting appeal to me because they are both multi-media constructions that allow me to indulge my love of working with fabric, fibers, and embellishments.”

 

 

Kinaga Jinaki's Wall Hanging," The Left Bank"

Kianga Jinaki’s Wall Hanging,” The Left Bank”  (Photo Courtesy of her website)

 

 

“Starting with the initial idea of a piece I begin collecting the things that I want to incorporate in the final work. As the piece begins to reveal itself I add to or take away until before me is the art piece that I was reaching inside for. The inspiration for my work is everywhere and is funneled thru how I experience, see and feel things.”

 

 

 

Kinaga Janika's Doll, "From The Blacker Berry's Fairy Collection"

Kianga Janika’s Doll, “From The Blacker Berry’s Fairy Collection” (Photo Courtesy of her Website)

 

 

She goes on to explain, “Romare Bearden once said ‘It’s not what you see when you looking at a painting, but what you feel.’ In my work I am also striving to get the viewer to connect to a feeling, to deliver a message. Sometimes that message is delivered as a whisper and sometimes I’m yelling at the top of my lungs.”

 

 

Kianga Jinaki Offers Doll Workshops ( Photo Courtesy of her website)

Kianga Jinaki Offers Doll Workshops ( Photo Courtesy of her website and Simone Infantry Photography)

 

 

Kianga Jinaki is originally from Baltimore, where she earned a Bachelor’s degree in Community Mental Health from Morgan State University.  In addition to being an artist, she is a licensed massage therapist and yoga teacher, and the mother of 4 adult children.  She is a teaching artist for the Norton Museum of Art’s P.A.C.E. program, and resides in West Palm Beach.

 

For more information about Barbara Cheives please email:  afrasia1@bellsouth.net

For more information about Kianga Jinaki please visit: www.kiangajinaki.com

 

 

 

 

 


ART SALONS

 

 

The Art Salons offer stimulating conversations with other artists, in a relaxed setting. As a springboard to each of our explorations, professional artists from South Florida are invited to present their work, talk about what influenced them, and examine the work of influential artists showing in museums and galleries. Our discussions cover the gamut of contemporary art themes, including conceptual, cultural, socio/political, environmental, race and gender focused and aesthetic practices, the materials and techniques used to convey these ideas, and where we fit into the world of contemporary conceptual art. They’re also an opportunity to explore the practical side of being an artist, of professional development and the sharing of useful resources.

Salons are facilitated by Elle Schorr.

 

 

TRAVEL DIRECTIONS:

NEW LOCATION: All Salons meet in the Library of the Armory Art Center, 1700 Parker Avenue, West Palm Beach, Florida 3340, in the historic Art Deco Armory building to the left of the garden.

If you’re driving North on I-95, turn right/ east on Belvedere Blvd. Turn left at the light on to Parker Avenue. Continue north to Park Place, just before the fire station. The entrance and main parking lot of the Armory Art Center is halfway up the block on the left side.

If you’re driving South on I-95, turn left / east on Okeechobee Blvd. Turn right on Parker Ave, just before the Convention Center. Continue south past the fire station and turn right on Park Avenue. The entrance and main parking lot of the Armory Art Center is halfway up the block on the left side.

 

 

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Rickie Leiter, Publisher

The Rickie Report

P.O.Box 33423

Palm Beach Gardens, FL 33420

Rickie@therickiereport.com

561-537-0291

You’re Invited to a Free Meetup: The Art of 3D Printing

You are cordially invited to join us for The Art of 3D Printing Inaugural Meetup group. The mission of the group is to popularize 3D printing in South Florida through fun and engaging events. 3D printing is revolutionizing photography, design, art, medicine, food, fashion, architecture, the list goes on.  This is a new group and the Meetups will be tailored to the needs of the members.  There will be a TED style talk given by  Werner Blumenthal, a distinguished engineer and pioneer in 3D printing in South Florida. The Rickie Report is excited to share this information and see what you create!  

 

The Art of 3D Printing:

Free Meetup:

 

 

 

Friday, September 5, 2014

 

 6:00 – 9:00 pm

 

 

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LMNT

59 NW 36th Street, Miami FL 33127, Miami, FL (map)

In Miami’s Midtown close to Wynwood on 36th St.

(between N. Miami Ave. & NW 1st Ave.)

RSVP Required

 www.meetup.com/artof3dprinting   (Free Event)

 

 

 

3D Printed Selfies by FORGE

3D Printed Selfies by FORGE

 

 

Join the group to make suggestions for programming and locations. There are a tremendous amount of resources available to non-techies who want to jump in and give this a try. We will equip members (regardless of level of expertise) with the tools and resources necessary to bring their ideas to life.

 

RSVP Required:   www.meetup.com/artof3dprinting   (Free Event)

Here is some fun food for thought:

14 Ways 3D Printing Has Changed The Art World

http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2014/06/30/3d-printing-art_n_5534459.html

 

 

3D Printed Selfies from FORGE

3D Printed Selfies from FORGE

 

 

Event Schedule:

Speaker: TED style inspirational talk by Werner Blumenthal. Werner is a distinguished engineer and a pioneer in 3D printing in South Florida.

 

 

Interactive art exhibit “3D printed selfies”: FORGE, a 3D printing studio in Jacksonville, FL www.forgejax.com will be on site to do 3D body scans for “3D printed selfies”. 3D printed selfies are becoming a craze all over the world, and have been called the portraiture of the next century. They are essentially a 3D printed action figure of you or someone you love. Feel free to come in costume, bring your kids, loved ones or anything you want us to make into a miniature model. Click here to see examples of 3D printed selfies http://on.fb.me/1kPHW3A The statues will approximately range from $60-$125

 

 

 

 

 

Mixer & cocktails: The event will be held during LMNT’s monthly artist’s night, Elixir, so there will be artwork from other local artists. LMNT (www.l-m-n-t.com ) has a great bar, so you can feel free to enjoy their Happy Hour prices from 6PM—9PM.

 

RSVP www.meetup.com/artof3dprinting   (Free Event)

This will be a night to remember. We look forward to seeing you!

 

 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

 

 

 

 

 

Get Your Bling on at Artisans on The Ave and Support Your Favorite Charity

Artisans on The Ave are having a Win-Win event on Saturday, August 2nd.  ”Get Your Bling On” will showcase the jewelry artists of this boutique/art gallery.  The event is Open to the Public.  Enjoy the bubbly, strawberries and chocolate AND your favorite charity will benefit from all purchases!  The Rickie Report shares a sneak peek and all the details.  See you there!
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“Get your Bling On”

AND 

Help a charity of your choice!

Saturday August 2nd 2014

6-9 pm

 

This event is free and open to the public

 

Artisans On The Ave

630 Lake Avenue    Lake Worth, Florida 33460

 

561-582-3300

We feel the jewelry created by these talented hands of the Diva artists is the best Bling you can find. Jewelry is the way to a women’s heart! Enjoy our opening night and fall in love. Our jewelry artists will wow you with their imagination. Their creations are made fine silver, gold and gems, wire, paper, metal, clay, glass from the sea and found objects. Visit this opening night for an evening of Glam, strawberries, chocolates and bubbly. Have some fun!! Count our jewels to win art donated by Artisans On The Ave. A portion of the evening’s proceeds will go to the charity of your choice.

Gabriele Kraus's Hand hammered metal jewelry

Gabriele Kraus’s Hand hammered metal jewelry


Our featured artists for the evening are: Gabriele Kraus, Irene Jalowayski, Mary Catello, Amelia Costa, Debra Kashdan, Julie Sylvester, Rickie Leiter, Marsha Balbier, Lori Axelrod, Hannah Long and Linda Manganaro
Marsha Barbier's necklace

Marsha Balbier’s necklace

Our jewelry artists draw inspiration for their designs from endless variations of color, texture, pattern, and form. Some view nature and man-made environments as sources for their artistic ideas.The end results form a strong vision and a blend of wonderful, fun ideas which make their jewelry a one of a kind find!!!! Part of the proceeds on each purchase of art for the evening will go to a charity of your choice! What a wonderful way to enjoy art while helping others!!!!

Meet the artists and explore their creations!

 

Lori Axelrod's Multi-color Bracelet

Lori Axelrod’s Multi-color Bracelet

Lori Axelrod tells The Rickie Report, “  My passion for color and pattern drew me to polymer clay as the perfect medium for my creative expression. The intensely saturated colors and the technical detail I can achieve with polymer clay, combined with the wonderful tactile experience of the clay in my hands that has me hooked!”

 

 

Mary Catello's Necklace, Bracelet and Earrings

Mary Catello’s  Handmade Paper Necklace, Bracelet and Earrings

 

 

Mary Catello shares, “Although my signature baskets are made in naturals, primarily palm inflorescence, when I teach I use many other conventional materials.  When working with paper, to create colorful vessels, I started to play with all the scraps. So, my love for color and my girly love of bling were the driving force and inspiration to a line of artistic hand-painted paper called “Painted Pulp”.”

 

 

Amelia Costa's  Fine Art Necklace

Amelia Costa’s Fine Art Necklace

 

 
Amelia Costa has a Bachelor of Fine Arts in painting and ceramics. While exploring sculpture of the human form, she started making small pieces of jewelry to adorn her figures. This led her to design and make “human size” jewelry.  She tells us, “I like to work in sterling silver, copper, recycled glass and semi precious stones. Mixing colors, texture and shine help me create one of a kind pieces that will compliment the wearer’s personality.”

Irene Jalowayski's  Hand made blue glass with silver necklace and earrings

Irene Jalowayski’s Hand made blue glass with silver necklace and earrings

Irene Jalowayski specializes in fused glass and silver jewelery including gorgeous pendants, earrings and bracelets.  New in her line is a series of bib necklaces made from cast glass beads with matching earrings.  Irene cast these beads from ground glass in specially made molds.  The glass is fired at about 1400 degrees.  She tells us, “My pendants and cabochon earrings are also fused and are made with a lot of dichroic glass.  The dichroic glass gives my pieces a shine and sparkle that is enhanced by the silver findings that are used to finish them.  Each piece is different and one of a kind.  These pieces make wonderful gifts or gorgeous additions to any lady’s jewelery wardrobe.”
Deborah Kashdan's metal and cabochon bracelet

Deborah Kashdan’s metal and cabochon bracelet

Deborah Kashdan explains, ” My jewelry reflects my eclectic interests…I like to incorporate metals, both new and repurposed, into pieces using stones or beads to augment the designs.  I often mix metals such as sterling silver, brass and copper…I like the idea of re-using old material in a new way.  Metal salvaged from old silver silver-plated brass trays and dishes are the basis for some of my work.”
 
Linda Manganero's Zipper Necklace

Linda Manganero’s Zipper Necklace

 

Linda Manganaro says, “ My fun jewelry evolves from memories, stories, and visions. Using found objects and unique items I create one of a kind wearable art.  Each whimsical piece will bring a smile and thought to your day.”
Julie Sylvester's Shell necklace

Julie Sylvester’s Shell necklace

 

Julie Sylvester explains, “ My one of a kind jewelry made of seashells, pearls and feathers. All pieces are made of reclaimed natural materials found on Florida beaches and beaches around the world.”

 

Artisans On The Ave Gallery

 

Artisans On The Ave Gallery is located at 630 Lake Avenue in the middle of downtown Lake Worth, Florida.  Hours are Sunday thru Tuesday, 11 AM – 6 PM. Wednesday thru Saturday, 11 AM – 9 PM.   Our Gallery features the work of 25 local artists working in all media.  For information on becoming an artist with two or three-dimensional art in our gallery please call Betty Wilson  561-762-8162 or Linda Manganaro  561-308-7263.  Gallery phone: 561-582-3300.

 

 

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

Brewhouse Gallery Offers Art and Events: Don’t Say You’re Bored

The Brewhouse Gallery is bringing in the crowds for the art, the brews and the events!  Thursday, July 31st is the monthly Open House.   A wide range of coffees/ teas during the day and handcrafted beers/wine in the evenings  plus a full calendar of activities are offered: an art gallery, place to meet a friend, play a board game, share the Trivia mania or have a big laugh during the Comedy nights.  Bring your own food or take advantage of the food trucks that park nearby.  The Rickie Report shares the details here.  

 

 

 

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The Brewhouse Gallery

ART + COFFEE + CRAFT BEER

Thursday, July 31st

6 – 8 pm

720 Park Avenue    Lake Park,FL

561.771.1641 | Facebook | BrewhouseGallery.com

 

 

 

 

Laz Ruda

Laz Ruda Photography

 

 

 

Thursday, July 31st is the monthly Open House at the Brewhouse Gallery in Lake Park.  AJ Brockman and his business partner, Bobby Hodson have events planned for almost every night of the week!  Of course, everyone is welcome to just sit and chill out, too!

 

 

 

 

 

Greg Mathews Paintings

Greg Matthews Photography

Plan Your Week!

 

Monday – Cornhole tournament ($6) art, brews, and BBQ.
Tuesday – Karaoke starting in August.
Wednesday – Trivia Night.
Thursday – Open Mic and Poetry.
Friday and Saturday – live music and food trucks.
Sunday – Comedy

 

 

Tammy Frand, Ceramics for your walls

Tammy Frand, Ceramics for your walls

 

 

 

All reports say this place is hopping!  The public enjoys themselves in a sophisticated atmosphere, the artists gain new patrons and the Brewhouse brings us the true meaning of “community”.  Complete with Wi-Fi and a friendly vibe, the Brewhouse Gallery is your place to relax, socialize, and get somethin’ brewin!”

 

 

Michelle Nicole Lowe, Paintings

Michelle Nicole Lowe, Paintings

 

 

 Facebook event: https://www.facebook.com/events/250390805085294/

 

 

 

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For more information about The Brewhouse Gallery please contact :

info@BrewhouseGallery.com  or call  561.771.1641

 Facebook | BrewhouseGallery.com

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

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

 

From Streets to Walls, Lake Worth Takes Painting to a New Level

Lake Worth is world famous for its outstanding and largest Street Painting Festival, where art transforms the asphalt into an outdoor gallery.  Now Lake Worth is GOING A-WALL!  From July 25th through the 27th, the public is invited to watch as three internationally known award winning artists create a trio of large scale murals in downtown Lake Worth.  Local artists are invited to participate.  The Rickie Report shares the details and knows you won’t want to miss the excitement that Bruce Webber Gallery and Hydra Projects brings!

 

 

 

 

Bruce Webber Galleries & Hydra Projects

Presents:

GOING A-WALL

July 25,  26,  27, 2014

Locations all in Downtown Lake Worth:

 

  • Bruce Webber Gallery 705 Lucerne Avenue

  • J Street Parking Lot at Lucerne Avenue Across from Post Office

  • K Street Alley between Lake and Lucerne Avenues

 

Public is Invited to

Watch it Happen LIVE!

 

 

 

 

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This 3 day live art event will also include Live Music, Cellograff Wall, Food Trucks, An Outdoor Bistro Area and Entertainment by Path/Plan Beats. Dave’s Last Resort will also host an area on North K Street.  Bruce Webber Galleries and Hydra Projects are joined by other sponsors, including  Street Painting Festival, City of Lake Worth and  Kobra Paint.

 

 

 

Be part of this contemporary movement in the art world and cities and towns all over the world! This is an opportunity to watch performance art in a new way.  It was first introduced to Lake Worth during its 20th Annual Street Painting Festival in February. Local artists will create on the scene during this live painting event.

 

 

New Mural in Lake Worth (Photo Courtesy of Bruce Webber Gallery)

New Mural in Lake Worth (Photo Courtesy of Bruce Webber Gallery)

 

 

The three original murals will set the stage in downtown Lake Worth by transforming the blank walls of retail buildings into art in public spaces…one wall at a time.  This is just the beginning of a metamorphoses!  

 

 

Art in Public Spaces is an expression of the community as well as a landmark and an attraction. This unique art event is a special opportunity to view these artists at work and witness first-hand the evolution of art in our city from traditional community art projects to more complex expressions of socially engaged art works and creative thinking.

 

 

For more information about this event please contact: Bruce Webber or David Webber at Bruce Webber Gallery 705 Lucerne Avenue  Lake Worth, FL 33460 by calling 561.582.1045 or Webbergallery.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

P.O.Box 33423

Palm Beach Gardens, FL 33420

Rickie@therickiereport.com

561-537-0291

 

 

 

 

 

 


 

 

Mandel Public Library of West Palm Beach Offers Dance Lessons, Book Clubs and Much More in July and August

Lazy days of summer and looking for something to do?  Crazy days of summer and need some relaxation?  The Mandel Public Library of West Palm Beach offers more than books!  Here is a short overview of activities for July and early August, including international film, speakers, dance performance, dance lessons and The Palm Beach County “Chinese Corner”. The Rickie Report urges you to get a FREE library card.  Check out e-books, movies, books, magazines and more activities than you could possibly think of!

 

 

 

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411 Clematis Street

W.Palm Beach, FL 33401

 

 561-868-7701

  www.mycitylibrary.org

 

 

 

 

Life’s a Beach! Computer Craft @ your City Library

 

Saturday, July 19, 2014 

 Edit your digital photo in class, print it out, and place it in the beautiful seashell frame you create! We will be here to guide you!  10:30 AM - 12:00 PM   2nd Floor – Computer Lab.    You must register for this FREE program!

 

iCINEMA

Sunday, July 20th

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Mystery Lovers Book Club

Saturday, July 26th 

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Chinese Corner

Sponsored by the US-China Peoples Friendship Association Palm Beach Chapter

Sunday – July 27 2014

 

The Palm Beach County “Chinese Corner”, modeled after the famous “English Corners” in China, provides an opportunity to meet other students of the language and native-speakers to practice conversational Chinese at any level. The monthly workshop is held in the library’s Clematis Room on the 4th Sunday of each month from 2:00 – 4:00pm. All are welcome to attend. For more information please call the library at 561-868-7701.

 

 

Argentine Tango Performance

Sunday, August 3 

 

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News of the Week

with Palm Beach Post Columnist Frank Cerabino

Monday, August 4th

 

Join The Palm Beach Post news columnist Frank Cerabino in a discussion of the news that is sometimes funny, often unpredictable, and always thought-provoking. He will provide an insider’s look at world, national, state and local news and offer his unique perspective. FREE! Third Floor Auditorium. No registration needed. Mondays June 23 to August 18, except for Mondays, October 20 to December 15, 2014. From 6:30 pm to 7:45 pm.

 

 

HUSTLE and DISCO Lessons!

Tuesdays, August 5th, 12th, 19th, 26th

 

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Friday with the FRIENDS Book Club:

A Brown-Bag Lunch Event

 

Friday, August 8th

 

Join us for some book chatter at 11:30 am followed by a moderated book discussion with Tara Moreno, reference librarian. For the month of August, the book to be discussed is “Me Before You” by JoJo Moyes. This event is free and open to Friends members and the public. All are welcome! Sponsored by the FRIENDS of the Mandel Public Library. For more information please contact 561-868-7709 or 7701. Feel free to bring your lunch!   11:30 AM - 1:00 PM.   3rd Floor – Hibiscus Room 

 

Learn to TANGO!

Wednesday, August 13th

 

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iCINEMA

Sunday, August 17th 

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 For more information:

Foundation for the Mandel Public Library of West Palm Beach

411 Clematis Street  - 3rd Floor

561-822-9972

www.wpblibraryfound.org

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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

 

Skip Hartzell Finally Letting His Dogs Out at Paul Fisher Gallery

Lake Worth Artist Skip Hartzell Has Over 100 Dogs!  And he is letting his dogs out for the first time at the Paul Fisher Gallery on July 25th. Skip Hartzell’s Dogs are not your ordinary dogs. These dogs are figments of his artistic imagination and creative vision. Don’t look for portraits of your pooch or pictures of dogs playing cards because you’ll not find them.  20% of the proceeds from the sale of the artwork will be donated to Furry Friends Rescue, a local 501 (c)(3) no-kill dog rescue. Furry Friends will be on-site with some of their adorable real-life adoptable dogs. Dogs are invited to attend this event and Woofgang Bakery of Palm Beach will be there with special doggy treats!  The Rickie Report shares the details of this exhibit and a sneak peek! 

 

 

 

 

 Paul Fisher Gallery

Presents

Skip Hartzell’s Dogs

 

Opening Reception

Friday, July 25th

 6 – 9 pm

Exhibit continues through August 26th by Appointment

433 Flamingo Drive

W.Palm Beach, FL 33401

 

 

 

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Skip Hartzell will be presenting his work to the public for the first time at an opening reception at Paul Fisher Gallery on July 25,  2014, from 6:00pm to 9:00pm. The exhibition will be up through August 26 and can be seen by appointment by calling the gallery at (561) 832-5255. The gallery is located at 433 Flamingo Dr, West Palm Beach, FL 33401

 

 

20% of the proceeds from the sale of the artwork will be donated to Furry Friends Rescue, a local 501 (c)(3) no-kill dog rescue. Furry Friends will be on-site with some of their adorable real-life adoptable dogs. Dogs are invited to attend this event and Woofgang Bakery of Palm Beach will be there with special doggy treats!

 

"Doodles" by Skip Hartzell

“Doodles” by Skip Hartzell

 

 

When you walk into Skip Hartzell’s studio you are greeted by hundreds of dogs in all shapes, sizes, textures and colors. There are dogs on the wall that create an intriguing color field installation. There are medium size dogs standing or sitting and hanging all over the place. And his large dogs just ask to be hugged.

 

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“Fred” by Skip Hartzell

 

 

Skip’s work is entertaining, optimistic and captivating. There is something primitive yet sophisticated about his art. He is able to combine a unique artistic playfulness with a serious understanding of shape, color and texture. Working with a series of repeating personal dog images that is somewhat reminiscent of Jim Dine’s hearts, Skip prefers to emphasize the hands-on, gestural, and expressive nature of his work.

 

"Waiting" by Skip Hatrzell

“Waiting” by Skip Hatrzell

 

 

In addition to the sculptures, Skip creates large paintings and drawings that capture the essence of “dog”.  But don’t be fooled by the cuteness of this work. Just like real dogs, Skip’s dogs draw you in yet they are tethered by a thin leash, extending beyond the canvas to where?  All of his work is rich with intricacies of color and technique. His painterly expression captures each dog’s own personality with beautiful textures, line and brush strokes using mixed media to bring each dog to life.

 

by Skip Hartzell

“Patiently” by Skip Hartzell

 

 

Skip states, “I believe that the secret to making good art is to empty your head of all assumptions, preconceived thoughts and ideas, then simply open yourself to all possibilities and let the magic flow through you.  Inspiration comes about through perspiration and it is better to be prolific than to try to be perfect. Although I love dogs, my work is about form, movement, color, texture and mostly about personal painterly expression.”

 

 

 

You can preview some of Skip’s work at www.skiphartzell.com.

Furry Friends Adoption can be contacted through www.furryfriendadoption.com.

 

 

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Rickie Leiter, Publisher

The Rickie Report

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Rickie@therickiereport.com

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Pat Kaufman Celebrates 1st Anniversary of Her Studio with Special Offers

Pat Kaufman’s paintings are full of color and lively – just like she is!  This article celebrates the 1st Anniversary of her studio in Artists’ Alley.  In addition to special discounts, Pat is also offering some fun craft classes for adults and children.   What a great idea for a small group or a party!  The Rickie Report shares the details and congratulates Pat on this milestone.

 

 

 

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Celebrating 1st Anniversary

at Artists’ Alley

Open House

Thursday, July 17th

6 – 9 pm

 

20% discount on all sales

 

Delray Beach, FL

 

 

 

This third Thursday is Pat Kaufman’s one year aniversary at Artists’ Alley.  She tells The Rickie Report, “I can not believe it is one year already. I would like to invite everyone to come help me celebrate. I’m offering a 20% discount on all sales of my artwork this week and there will be wine and goodies. Some of my new pieces will be unveiled at this opening.  It will be fun!”

 

"Joyful Morning" by Pat Kaufman

“Joyful Morning” by Pat Kaufman

 

 

An award winning watercolor artist, Pat is known for her bright tropical, Key West style of paintings. She lives in a renovated cottage, built in the 1930s, in Pineapple Grove one of the historical districts of Delray Beach, with her son Trey, a disabled veteran.  In 2014, Pat was Featured Artist at the 25th Annual Delray Beach Festival of the Arts. One of her paintings was offered as the free give-away, a promotion by Howard Alan Events.

 

 

 

"Sea Cottage V" by Pat Kaufman

“Sea Cottage V” by Pat Kaufman

 

 

In addition to a special 20% discount on purchases to celebrate her anniversary, Pat offers fun craft classes for adults and children running all summer.  They are on different days and times.  She tells us that in her most recent class, “We are doing fish and mermaids.  All of my classes are small.  We have no more than 6 in a class.  This is a perfect place to bring a group of friends together or have some creative time with children.  Painting and embellishing is always fun!”  Contact Pat for more information and booking arrangements.

 

 

 

"Sea Window" by Pat Kaufman

“Sea Window” by Pat Kaufman

 

 

Pat tells us, “I am inspired by the wonder of color. The transparency and spontaneity of watercolors gives life to my paintings. Here in Florida and other places I have visited, there is so much color all around you. When I observe the trees blowing in the breeze, the sunlight dancing off the leaves or the light shining through blossom petals, it inspires me to paint them and see if I can capture this dance of light.”   We love seeing her work on pillows, cutting boards, tiles and table tops as well as on walls!

 

 

Summer Crafts with Pat Kaufman

Summer Crafts with Pat Kaufman

 

 

Born and raised in Buffalo, NY as Pat Vincent, Pat relocated to Florida in 1976. Pat is an accomplished artist whose works has been displayed at Delray Beach City Hall, American Orchid Society, Cadillac Headquarters and Cornell Museum. She is a member of the Palm Beach Watercolor Society, the Delray Art League, Artists of Palm Beach County and the Wellington Art Society.

 

 

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ARTISTS ALLEY is an independent group of accomplished artists collaborating to establish a grass roots working colony with a vibrant marketplace for “Art created in Delray Beach”. This exciting new, warehouse arts area is in the Pineapple Grove Arts District in downtown Delray Beach. Check out our new website- ArtistsAlleyDelray.com

 

LOCATION - The alley runs north and south between NE 3rd and 4th Streets, east of 3rd Avenue and west of the RR tracks.

EASY DIRECTIONS - From Atlantic Ave. go north on Federal Hwy., go west on NE 4th St., cross the RR tracks, go 80 feet and make a left into Artists Alley. Make your second or third left into the warehouses. You can print a map at www.CacaceArt.com

FREE PARKING - in the city lot on NE 3rd Avenue just south of NE 4th St. This is the best parking for our events. It’s a well lit parking lot a half a block away.

 

 

To make arrangements for Pat’s small summer classes

 please contact her at:

   pakaufman@earthlink.net or call  561-271-0128

 

 You can read more about Pat at www.patkaufmanart.com.

 

 

 

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The Art of Literature: Call for Entries

The Artists of Palm Beach County’s understanding of the symbiotic relationship between literature and art brings a new CALL FOR ENTRIES.  ”LITERARTURE 2014″  will be an art exhibit honoring books.  A percentage of the sales will benefit the Friends of Lake Park Library.  2D and 3D entries are encouraged.  The Rickie Report shares the information.  We can’t wait to see what you enter!

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Artists of Palm Beach County

PRESENTS

LITERARTURE 2014

 

You can’t have literature without art

an exhibit in honor of books to benefit

The Friends of the Lake Park Public Library

Giving Back to the Community

15% of sales will be donated

A juried exhibition of 2D and 3D works by Palm Beach County artists

August 15 to September 29, 2014

Opening Reception:  Friday, August 15, 2014   5 – 8 pm

Art on Park Gallery    (Monday through Saturday 12 PM to 6 PM)

800 Park Avenue     Lake Park, Florida 33403      561-345-2842

The theme of this exhibit is the “Art of Literature.”

Works will reflect or represent images of books, authors, famous novels, plays or poetry.

For Submission Information FOLLOW THIS LINK:

http://www.artistsofpalmbeachcounty.org/eventdetail.php?261

http://www.artistsofpalmbeachcounty.com/

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561-537-0291

When is a Book More (or less) than a Book – And What is a “book”? Visiting the Jaffe Center for Book Arts

The Jaffe Center for Book Arts is located at Florida Atlantic University’s Wimberly Library in Boca Raton, Florida.  The Rickie Report wants to thank Paula Marcus for bringing this gem to our attention. An excursion to the Center gave us a lot of food for thought:  What IS a book?  Director, John Cutrone, introduces visitors to a bevy of possibilities.  The Rickie Report shares an overview of the Center and suggests you ( individually or with a small group) take a tour or sign up for some of the fascinating classes.  Spread the word – Books are here in all shapes, sizes, materials — and beyond your imagination!
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Books As Aesthetic Objects

Together with his late wife, Mata, Arthur Jaffe donated their collection of books as aesthetic objects, built for over 50 years, to FAU in 1998. Rather than being the end of something, that donation was an inspired beginning, garnering an enthusiastic group of loyal supporters that grows with each passing year. Arthur is a graduate of Penn State University and was a partner in Jaffe Department Stores  (Ohio and Pennsylvania) before he and Mata moved to Boca Raton in the 1980s. He is at the JCBA most days (very often coming in with a new book under his arm) and loves to show books to visitors and groups. Arthur’s not so sure he has a favorite book… but the book that may have inspired all that has lead to where we are now? Robinson Crusoe by Daniel Defoe.
One of the many PopUp Books in the Jaffe Collection (Photo Courtesy of Candace Kahan)

One of the many PopUp Books in the Jaffe Collection (Photo Courtesy of Candace Kahan)

There is great breadth to this collection.  It encompasses not just artists’ books and limited editions, but also books that just appealed to the collecting sensibilities of the Jaffes. As such, there is much here that would be found in traditional libraries.

 

 

"Prayer Book" from the Jaffe Collection  (Photo Courtesy of Candace Kahan)

“Prayer Book” from the Jaffe Collection (Photo Courtesy of Candace Kahan)

 

 

 

There is great focus given to the artists’ book and on all aspects of the Book Arts: artists using the book as a means of artistic expression, fine bindings, limited edition printings, hand paper making and paper decoration, and indeed any of the handcrafts that artisans use to create books.

 

 

John Cutrone shows Various Pages of "Prayer Book"  (Photo courtesy of Candace Kahan

John Cutrone shows  incised and hand written pages of Book (Photo courtesy of Candace Kahan)

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BOOK ARTS  CLASS

To Register
Click the date below, which will open an email that you can send to John Cutrone, JCBA Director. Sending the email, with your contact information, will begin the registration process:

Tuition Schedule
Self-determined (your tuition is a gift to the JCBA Education Fund).

 

September is that time of year when we here in Florida begin to get a little punch drunk on summer. The heat and humidity have been with us for so long, it’s hard to imagine life without them. Each day is very much the same as the one that came before it and the next day will probably be just like today: About 90 degrees, sunny, with a good chance of an afternoon thunderstorm. What we need is a little change of pace. What we need is a good escape.

 

John Cutrone Shows Pages of a Book, created with heat and fire  (Photo Courtesy of Rickie Leiter)

John Cutrone Shows Pages of a Book, created with heat and fire (Photo Courtesy of Rickie Leiter)

 

 

JCBA has just the ticket. We can change you into a book artist (and a cool one at that) with this three and a half hour introductory immersion in the Jaffe Center for Book Arts. We’ll begin with a screening of a 20-minute video about JCBA and the amazing collection of artists’ books that is at its core. We’ll follow this with an in-depth viewing of some of the artists’ books in the collection––books that will entertain, inspire, and astound.

 

 

John Cutrone displays small books that have been removed from medication containers  (Photo Courtesy of Candace Kahan)

John Cutrone displays small books that have been placed in clear pill containers (Photo Courtesy of Candace Kahan)

 

 

We’ll honor summer by finding some particularly summery books from the collection… and maybe even encourage summer to pack its bags by conjuring some books that bring to mind cooler, more varied days. Expect a summertime story or two, as well, from the instructor’s cache of Convivio Dispatches from Lake Worth.

 

John Cutrone demonstrates Book Pages flapping - part of the story the book tells  (Photo Courtesy Rickie Leiter)

John Cutrone Demonstrates Book Pages flapping – part of the story this book tells (Photo Courtesy Caren Hackman)

 

 

 

Afterwards, we’ll move on to the JCBA Letterpress Studio, where each participant will print a sheet of paper from type set by hand out of JCBA’s collection of historic wood type. These sheets will be the covers for the books we’ll make, a brief history of the book arts that we’ll bind by hand in the Single Signature Pamphlet stitch, a simple bookbinding technique that you can use again and again in your own book projects.

 

John Cutrone shows one end of symbol story book

John Cutrone shows one end of symbol story book

Arthur Jaffe holds end of symbol story book  (Photos courtesy of Rickie Leiter)

Arthur Jaffe holds end of symbol story book (Photos courtesy of Rickie Leiter)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

You’ll go home with a book you made yourself––one that you can read as sleep calls later that night, as you reflect on the new outlook on books (and maybe even life) that you’ve found earlier that evening at JCBA. “For there is great joy in knowing how to do things.” All levels are welcome!

John Cutrone shows postcard book, personalized by the artist.  (Photo courtesy of Candace Kahan)

John Cutrone shows postcard book, personalized by the artist. (Photo courtesy of Candace Kahan)

Thank you to John Cutrone, Director and the Jaffe Center for Book Arts website for this material.

For more information about classes or tours, please contact:

John Cutrone, Director
JCBA: Jaffe Center for Book Arts
Florida Atlantic University Wimberly Library
777 Glades Road
Boca Raton, Florida 33431www.jaffecollection.org
www.facebook.com/jaffecenterforbookarts

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