Jaffe Center For Book Arts’ Wayzgoose Festival On August 25th Offers SO MUCH, You Have To Read This Article!

The Jaffe Center for Book Arts at FAU is bringing renown print artist Ben Blount to the center for the Wayzgoose Festival on Saturday, August 25th. Ben headlines a great day of print and craft projects, live music, games, and JCBA’s first ever Makers Marketplace inside FAU’s Wimberly Library. Take the “Make A Dent” Workshop with Ben on Sunday, August 26th! The Rickie Report shares the schedule and preview of the activities. Some events are free and others require prepayment. Tell your friends, mark your calendars and RSVP!!  What’s a wayzgoose?  Read the article!

 

 

 

 

LIBRARY WAYZGOOSE FESTIVAL

Saturday August 25th

10:30 AM  to 5:30 PM

Jaffe Center for Book Arts and throughout FAU’s Wimberly Library 3rd Floor East

FREE ADMISSION plus FREE PARKING in the nearby parking garage!

 

Workshop With Ben Blount: “Make A Dent”

Sunday, August 26th

10 AM to 4 PM
JCBA Letterpress Studio at FAU’s Wimberly Library

 

Jaffe Center for Book Arts

777 Glades Road   Boca Raton, Florida 33431

 

 

 SO… WHAT EXACTLY is a WAYZGOOSE?

A Wayzgoose is a popular celebration for book artists and papermakers, but especially for printers. If you hang around places like the Jaffe Center, “Wayzgoose” is a word you’ll hear every now and then. It’s got its origins in old English printers’ celebrations that traditionally fell on Bartlemas––St. Bartholomew’s Day (the 24th of August). By the arrival of Bartlemas each year, printers began to light lamps and candles in their shops for typesetting, for sunlight, like summer itself, was quickly waning. And so on that day, a good printshop proprietor would bring in not just the lamps and candles, but also some good food and strong ale to boot. Was there goose involved? Perhaps. All we know for sure is this annual printers’ celebration became known eventually as a Wayzgoose, a name now forever (and happily) tied to the book arts.

 

 

 

Facebook Event page (we’d love to know if you’re coming and we’d love if you shared it with friends):
https://www.facebook.com/events/2175712072716906/

 

 

Convivio Bookworms, One of the Makers Marketplace Vendors

 

 

We’re taking over the third floor east of our home base, FAU’s Wimberly Library, for our 2nd Annual Wayzgoose Festival! Here’s what you can expect at this one, our best yet:

•  Activist Printer BEN BLOUNT of Evanston, Illinois http://benblount.com, will be running print demos all day in the Print Shop. Ben will deliver a ‘Gallery Talk’ in the Book Arts Gallery at 3.  Alongside Ben’s activist spirit, we’ll have the League of Women Voters here ready to register voters.

•  LIVE MUSIC all day with some of our favorite local musicians: Humble Waters (11 to 2) and Ella Herrera (2:30 to 5:30).

•  Plenty o’fun! CORNHOLE games by Nailed It Wood Creations. CRAFT PROJECTS: Printing, of course, in the Print Shop, and we’ll teach you how to make your own traditional paper printers’ hats from newspaper. Plus we’re transforming the Bindery with the installation of a Jaffe Collection piece that we rarely display: the Contemplation Tent by Louise Silk. Inside the tent: an exquisite corpse community writing project––each writer writes two sentences based on the sentence they see above. The goal? A wonky and entertaining short tale. (It’s a tradition that goes back to the Surrealists, so…)

•  Local makers! The WAYZGOOSE MAKERS MARKETPLACE throughout the library’s 3rd floor east wing. We’ll be selling our usual wonderful doughnuts plus, for this market, fresh artisan breads from Louie Bossi’s Ristorante, Bar & Pizzeria.

  • Plus a White Elephant Sale benefitting JCBA’s Dorothy Hamilton Memorial Scholarship Fund.

Flamingo Paradise, Another Vendor at the Makers Marketplace

WORKSHOP: “Make a Dent”

Instructor Ben Blount

Sunday August 26, 2018 from 10 AM to 4 PM

 

Since the early 16th century the printing press has been used to share important information with the public. From announcements and warnings to propaganda and praise, the power of the press has been used for centuries to tell important stories. Author and literary icon Studs Turkel said the purpose of life is “To make a dent.” In this workshop, we’ll work with wood type to create posters with bite. We will make a literal and figurative impression (without damaging the type) by printing bold messages on paper. Do you have something important to say? Come to this workshop and put it down on paper.

 

Tuition Schedule & Registration:

$135 General Public / $125 FAU Faculty & Staff, Students from other Institutions / $115 FAU Students

Advance registration is required for all JCBA workshops. JCBA collects tuition day of workshop. Cash is preferred, but checks and credit cards are accepted, as well.

Full details here: http://www.library.fau.edu/depts/spc/JaffeCenter/workshops/make_a_dent.php

 

BIO:
Instructor Ben Blount was born and raised in Detroit. He is a designer and letterpress printer that loves type and putting ink on paper. Sometimes he turns what he prints into books. His work explores questions of race and identity and the stories we tell ourselves about living in America. Truth tellers and rabble rousers in all areas of popular culture inspire his work—from Dave Chapelle and Kara Walker to Mos Def and Amos Kennedy. He learned a lot about design at Washington University in St. Louis, a lot about printing at Columbia College Chicago, and filled in the gaps with mentors and practice. www.blountobjects.com

 

Red Panda Homemade Soaps and Candles

 

Find directions, information on FREE PARKING for this event:
http://www.library.fau.edu/depts/spc/JaffeCenter/events/wazygoose.php

 

MORE… 

Here’s another great workshop to keep you cool this summer while broadening your horizons.

• New! SOAP MAKING 101
Learn all about melt and pour soap making.
Instructor Kelly Sullivan
Sunday August 26, 2018
10 AM to 2 PM
JCBA’s Book & Paper Studio at Historic Building T6
Tuition: $45 general public / $40 FAU faculty & staff, students from other institutions / $35 FAU students
Full details and registration information here:
http://www.library.fau.edu/depts/spc/JaffeCenter/workshops/soap_101.php

 

 

 

Our goal is to help you be the best human you can be.
John

John Cutrone, Director
JCBA: Jaffe Center for Book Arts
Florida Atlantic University Wimberly Library
777 Glades Road
Boca Raton, Florida 33431

www.jaffecollection.org
www.facebook.com/jaffecenterforbookarts
Instagram: @jaffecenterforbookarts

 

 

 

 

 

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Box Gallery Shares Art Calls For 2018 – 2019 Exhibition Season

The Box Gallery, founded by Rolando Chang Barrero, offers a gorgeous, flexible 4,000 square-foot, centrally located space.  It can accommodate artists’ needs, from performance art to installation works.  Barrero offers an undetermined number of future possibilities to show works that have yet to be created!  The Rickie Report shares Art Calls for the 2018-2019 Exhibition Season, including: “Breaking Boundaries /Unity 2018”,  “The Art and Text of American Culture”, ” We The People: Politics, Propaganda, and the Arts”, “Push! Pinhole Photography and Other Processes”, and “Conceptualism 2019”.  We are richer, when we share art and culture.  Kudos to The Box Gallery for giving us the space to do it!

 

 

The Box Gallery
811 Belvedere Road   West Palm Beach, Florida 33405

Palm Beach Fine Art Collections
http://palmbeachfineartcollections.theboxgallery.info/

 

 

Art Calls for The Box Gallery 2018-19 Exhibition Season

http://palmbeachfineartgallery.blogspot.com/2018/08/art-calls-for-box-gallery-2018-19.html

APPLICATIONS and GUIDELINES FOR SUBMISSIONS

Upcoming Exhibition Art Calls:

 

 

 

 

Deadline for submissions: August 20, 2018

Breaking Boundaries /Unity 2018

Breaking Boundaries /Unity 2018 is an exhibition of works by artists working collaboratively in form or substance without regard for race, gender, sexual identity, age, or creed.

The exhibition celebrates the collaborative works and processes of  a unified art community.
Exhibition Dates: September 15- September 28, 2018
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Deadline for submissions: September 1, 2018

Commentaries:

The Art and Text of American Culture
Exhibition Dates: October 6- October 30, 2018

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Deadline for submissions: October 1, 2018

We The People:

Politics, Propaganda, and the Arts

Exhibition Dates: November 1, 2018- November 09, 2018

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Deadline for submissions: October 20, 2018

Push!
Pinhole photography and other processes
Exhibition Dates: November 16-December 14, 2018

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Deadline for submissions: November 15, 2018

Conceptualism 2019
Exhibition Dates: Jan 11 to February 16, 2019

 

APPLY:

http://palmbeachfineartgallery.blogspot.com/2018/08/art-calls-for-box-gallery-2018-19.html

 

 

 

 

 

 

About Rolando Chang Barrero:

Artist, curator, and arts advocate, Rolando Chang Barrero, is a graduate of the School of the Art institute of Chicago.  With over 30 years of experience in in the arts, Rolando Chang Barrero, began his career in the late 70’s as graphic designer at  Diamond Dust, Michael T Shirts Inc.   By the early 80’s he helped developed a fashion line “Dust” for the company which took them into the New York Fashion Industry and into the trendiest shops in New York City, Hollywood, Miami, San Francisco, Chicago, and Detroit.  He resides in West Palm Beach, FL and maintains a working professional art studio in Boynton Beach, FL.  The co-founder and curator of Art Synergy is the recipient of many awards including: Ryerson Traveling Fellowship, Congressional Letter of Commendation, Best New Art Exhibit by New Times, Best Art Walk, and a Sony Grant.

 

For more information about these exhibits, renting space or exhibiting your work:

Rolando Chang Barrero

The Box Gallery
811 Belvedere Road  West Palm Beach, Florida 33405

Palm Beach Fine Art Collections
http://palmbeachfineartcollections.theboxgallery.info/

Visit us online:
www.TheBoxGallery.Info
Read our blog
http://palmbeachfineartgallery.blogspot.com/

 

 

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“Court Room Sessions” Offer Contemporary Art And Music Showcase On Saturday, August 4th In Stuart, FL

For the second year, the Arts Council of Martin County‘s creative summer experience, “Court Room Sessions”, returns!  With Elise Raffa’s creative leadership and curating, this year’s installment is sure to please. The kick off party on Saturday, August 4th will be a blast – hot and full of great art and music! The event continues through August 31st. The Rickie Report shares the details and some sneak peeks.  Your support of this event and everything we do all year long, helps to keep our arts community vibrant and thriving.

P R E S E N T S:

CONTEMPORARY  ART  +  MUSIC SHOWCASE 

 

OPENING  RECEPTION:  

SATURDAY,  AUGUST 4TH

7 – 11 PM

$10 At the Door

ALL AGES

Full Service  Cash Bar 21+  

Court  House  Cultural  Center

 80 E. Ocean Blvd.  Stuart, FL

 

 

Opening night will be the official unveiling of the contemporary art exhibit of 10+ artists inside the galleries of the Court House Cultural Center as well as outdoor musical performances. There will also be a handful of pop-up art/food vendors outside as well!

ARTISTS:  

Donny  Barth

Michael  Dillow

Mark W.Forman

Dan Gorostiaga

Sharon Lee Hart

Ates Isildak

Sara Knouse

Jenny Larsson

Jennifer  Lewis 

Sarah Meeranje

Mia Lindberg

Amalia Mermingas

Amber Dawn Tutwiler

MUSIC:

Werkinmen

LAVOLA

Boston Marriage

Lindsey Mills

Gravel Kings

FOOD/ BAR :

Bottom’s Up Beverage

Tony’s Gyros

SUPPORTERS:

Snorkel Corn Entertainment

Rain Cat Recordings

Susie Hair Hero

Center State Banks

 

 

 

 

For more information about this exhibit, upcoming exhibits and events please visit:

The Arts Council 

Court House Cultural Center

80 SE Ocean Blvd.   Stuart, FL 34994

772.287.6676

www.MartinArts.org

 

 

 

 

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

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

 

Fish House Art Center

4745 SE DeSoto Ave., Port Salerno (Stuart)

The Tibetan Monks

of

Drepung Gomang Monastery

 

June 12 – 17th

 

 

OPENING  CEREMONY:

TUESDAY, JUNE  12    12:30 PM

OPENING  RECEPTION:

TUESDAY, JUNE 12    6:00 PM

STOP BY AND SEE THE MANDALA BEING  CREATED!

 

WORKSHOPS  THROUGHOUT  THE  WEEK

CLOSING  CEREMONY:

SUNDAY, JUNE 17  1:30  PM

RSVP:  772.888.3827

 

 

Sacred Arts Tour

Sacred Arts Tour

 

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

 

 

Check out Photos:

 

 

 Stop by, Participate and Experience

 

Colored Sands

Colored Sands

 

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

Drawing The Lines

Drawing The Lines

 

 

What is a Mandala? 

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

 

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

 

Chanting and Preparation

Chanting and Preparation

 

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

 

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

Using the colored sands

Using the colored sands

 

More About Mandalas

 

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

 

 

Creating the mandala

Creating the mandala

 

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

 

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

 

Finishing the mandala

Finishing the mandala

 

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

 

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

 

Culinary Evening

Culinary Evening with the Monks

 

 

For more information:

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

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

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

 

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

 

Contact Suzanne Connors at: (336) 693-4606

or visit www.ayafiberstudio.com

or visit:

www.facebook.com/ayafiberstudio?fref=ts

 

Marker 23 Gallery & Tattoo Studio

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

 

 

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Summer Programs At Center For Creative Education Won’t Feel Like Summer School!

Summer programs at the Center for Creative Education are open for registration for 6th through 12th grade students.  From Music Production, Editing Videos, Adobe Photoshop and Illustrator, Motion Graphics, and Coding, summer will be FUN!  The Rickie Report shares the details and urges you to help a youngster sign up! All courses run from June 4th through August 3rd, with no class during the week of July 4th. Today is National Teacher Day!  Thank you to all educators, and especially art educators!

 

425 24th Street    West Palm Beach, FL 33407
T: (561) 805-9927       cceflorida.org

 

 

 

 

 

Summer C4 at CCE
https://cceflorida.org/summerc4/

6th through 12th grade students are welcome to enroll in CCE’s Summer C4, Media Arts courses!
Enroll Now! Space is limited to 20 students per course.
Enroll by calling 561-805-9927 or emailing RebeccaG@cceflorida.org

 

COURSE DESCRIPTIONS

All courses will run June 4th through August 3rd, 2018 (No Class during the week of July 4th)

Mondays | 2:00pm to 4:00pm
8-Week Course
Final Cut Pro X and Motion Advance
Students will learn editing functions while becoming familiar with the user interface. Starting with media management, importing and basic video editing techniques, and working all the way through Final Cut Pro’s powerful advanced features such as effects, titles and color correction. Students will work with dramatic real-world media to learn the practical techniques used daily in editing projects.

 

Tuesdays | 2:00pm to 4:00pm
8-Week Course
Introduction to Music Production
Understanding Pro-Tools, Logic and Mixing Audio
This workshop will teach you everything you need to know about recording awesome music in Apple’s Logic Pro and Protools. You’ll explore the basics of the workspace and learn tips and shortcuts for navigating the interface. We will also teach you how to record with microphones and instruments, use MIDI, arrange and edit music, and mix multitrack projects. By the end of this course, you’ll be ready to record a full song with vocals, guitars and drums.

 

Wednesdays| 2:00pm to 4:00pm
8-Week Course
Adobe Photoshop & Illustrator
Adobe Photoshop is the industry-standard image editing software, and is used worldwide by photographers and graphic designers to perfect their digital images. If you work in the graphics field, learning Adobe Photoshop is a prerequisite. With courses and training from C4, you can learn the skills to become a Photoshop expert.
Adobe Photoshop lets you enhance, retouch, and manipulate photographs and other images. Photoshop allows you to transform your images to the workings of your imagination and showcase them for the world to see.
If you are a photographer, graphic, or web designer, learning how to use Adobe Photoshop is a must!  Adobe Photoshop courses at C4 will provide you will valuable tips and tricks to improve efficiency and make your work come to life.

 

Thursdays | 2:00pm to 4:00pm
8-Week Course
Motion Graphics: Adobe After Effects
Join this Summer Course and learn Motion Graphics using Adobe After Effects! After Effects is a leading software in the video industry which allows vloggers, filmmakers and marketeers to create beautiful, sophisticated pieces of work. The first project in the course consists of creating a virtual art exhibit for CCE’s art gallery. After recording the gallery using a camera motion stabilizer, we will then learn how to attach paintings, photographs and other art objects on the walls of the video of the gallery. This is a great opportunity to gain deeper knowledge on a specific artist that we admire and also to apply motion tracking techniques available in After Effects. The second project will combine the fun of recording performative actions in front of the camera and drawing using video! Yes, we tend to think of drawing only on static images but we rarely realize the potential of drawing in video! To wrap up the course, we will create artist statements and discuss what we learned about Motion Graphics.

 

Fridays| 2:00pm to 4:00pm
8-Week Course
Coding: Swift Playground & X-Code
Coding is the future!  Well, it’s now the present and anyone can learn to code. If you’re someone who wants to learn about coding, but you haven’t got a clue where to start, you’ve come to the right place.

 

TUITION

New Students: $150.00 per 8-week course or all five 8-week courses for a discounted $500.00
Currently enrolled C4 students may select one or two of the five courses as part of their current tuition!

 

425  24th Street    West Palm Beach, FL 33406
561-805-9927

For more information about this event, classes, workshops or upcoming exhibits:

Jonathon Ortiz-Smykla, Gallery and Marketing Manager

JonathonO@cceflorida.org

State Issued Photo ID Required for Visit
T: (561) 805-9927 ext. 106   F: (561) 805-9929
W: cceflorida.org 

Empowering Students to Grow Academically, Creatively and Socially Through Arts-Based Education

 

 

 

 

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4th Anniversary Of Brewhouse Gallery, New Mural Unveiling, Music, Food And Kicking Off Kelsey Cares

Celebrate the 4th Anniversary of the Brewhouse with art, live music, a new mural, food and fun!  The festivities take place on Saturday, May 12 from 1PM until Midnight. The event is Free.  AJ Brockman’s brainchild has gone beyond any expectations, as he kicks off “Kelsey Cares”, a non-profit to benefit the Lake Park Arts District.  The Rickie Report shares the details and some sneak peeks.

 

 

THE  4 YEAR  ANNIVERSARY  BLOCK  PARTY

SATURDAY,  May 12, 2018

 

1 PM – Midnight

FREE EVENT

 

 

PARTICIPATING MURALISTS:


Craig McInnis

For more information:

www.kelseycares.org

 

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

www.brewhousegallery.com

https://www.facebook.com/TheBrewhouseGallery

 

 

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Support “Kelsey Cares” In Fostering The Arts As “The 4 Year Anniversary Block Party” In Lake Park Kicks Off

When AJ Brockman opened the Brewhouse Gallery, in 2014, it was easy to understand his concept – show original artwork from local artists and serve beer. But is was SO much more than that!  This visionary saw it as a “brew house for ideas” as well as craft beers and artwork…a common gathering place for an entire community!  As we head into the fourth phase of our grassroots effort, “The Back Alley Mural Project”, we ask our friends, family and business cohorts to help make it a success.  The Rickie Report shares the details of the next phase and the continuing efforts of AJ and his not-for-profit, Kelsey Cares.  We look to fellow visual artists, performing artists, and their audiences to get involved! The Rickie Report is proud to be part of this effort!

 

 

 

THE  4 YEAR  ANNIVERSARY  BLOCK  PARTY

SATURDAY,  May 12, 2018

(DETAILS  TO FOLLOW)

 

This video link will tell you more about the whole story and the continuing efforts of AJ and his not-for-profit, Kelsey Cares:

https://www.indiegogo.com/projects/leaving-our-mark-in-lake-park-a-mural-project-4-community#/

 

 

Revitalizing a community through a huge ( 900 foot) outdoor mural (one of the largest continuous murals in South Florida!) and launching The Lake Park Arts District!

OUR MISSION

“Funding art, theater, music, film, and cultural development through community outreach by providing subsidies for productions, events, artists and musicians to carry out their mission.”

 

 

 

Introducing Kelsey Cares. After multiple community projects to revitalize the Town of Lake Park through the arts, specifically our renowned mural projects, we are now furthering our efforts through receiving our 501(c)(3) nonprofit status. Founded in 1919, the original Kelsey City (now Lake Park) was a cultural hub and we are continuing Harry Kelsey’s vision by cultivating The Lake Park Arts District. Kelsey Cares is Funding art, theater, music, film, and cultural development through community outreach by providing subsidies for productions, events, artists and musicians to carry out their mission.

 

 

The Back Alley Mural Project

Thanks to the local community the launch of The Kelsey Theater has been a growing success, and even given birth to what we now call The Lake Park Arts District. That left us wondering, “What else can we do to make Lake Park great?” The answer is to utilize the only real estate we have left in a project that benefits local artists and the community alike.

 

 

 

 

What We Need & What You Get

So, we need to fill this wall with eye-popping color that will make The Lake Park Arts District visible from outer space! Okay, maybe that’s a bit unrealistic, but we still want to beautify this town with public art. The extent to which the wall gets painted depends on how much money we raise.

100% of all the funds raised will be going towards supplies, rental equipment, permitting and actually paying these artists because artwork is WORK. Once we reach our initial goal any additional money raised will be put into escrow and applied to the next round of muralists until we are able to paint the entire 700 building (pretty much a city block) every six months. After that, we start again right back at the beginning so there is always fresh imagery to inspire our community.

 

 

Now to the good part… What you get in return for your support! We have a bunch of great perks at all different contribution levels, the majority of which center around “The 4yr Anniversary Block Party” scheduled for May 12, 2018. This will serve as our official wrap party and unveiling of the finished mural. Food trucks, vendors, craft beer, live music, art demonstrations, and much more will be going down as we put the finishing touches on this masterpiece the day of. Not a local? No problem, many of our perks are easily shipped so you can help support this project from anywhere in the world. At the very least, come party with us at this free event and see what’s happening at The Lake Park Arts District for yourself!

For more information:

www.kelseycares.org

 

 

 

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Backyard For The Arts Announces Grand Opening For Private Working Art Studio, Gallery, Creative Space On March 31

Backyard for the Arts, a private working art studio, gallery, and creative space announces its Free, Grand Opening on Saturday, March 31st with live music, art, vendors and more!  Edrian Thomidis and Monika Stefaniak are excited to share their space with everyone who wants to be creative.  The Rickie Report shares the details of upcoming classes and workshops (next one begins March 30), including ceramics, raku, wheel throwing, networking, open studio time, jewelry making, acrylic painting, and yoga! Hear about upcoming classes with Barbara A. Powell, Mary ChristouEdrian Thomidis, and Craig McInnis.  Don’t miss Free Yoga on the Deck! Enjoy the wonderful venue.

 

 

 

Backyard for The Arts

FREE,  GRAND  OPENING!

Saturday, March 31st

 5 – 8 PM

Live Music !

Prizes !

Local Vendors !

Art !

Meet the Instructors !

11547 56th PL North     West Palm Beach, FL 33411

 

 

 

Backyard for The Arts
11547 56th PL North     West Palm Beach, FL 33411

 

 

 

What’s It All About?

 

 

  • ART & CRAFT CLASSES

 

We offer party craft classes and artist workshops for small groups. Our classes are painting, jewelry, glass, ceramic and more. If you would like to get access to these exclusive and unique offerings in the local West Palm Beach area, select the event you are interested in, and book your space directly on our website.  Sign up to our mailing list to receive updates on future classes and workshops.

 

  • GALLERY OPENINGS & PRIVATE EVENTS  

Our gallery openings feature upcoming and established local artists. Each opening is by invitation only. To be included in our special parties please sign up for our newsletter.

  • FACILITY RENTALS

Give your event an artful twist and top it off with the outdoor rustic charm of our beautiful deck and gardens for a one-of-a-kind experience for you and your guests. Backyard for the Arts serves as a tranquil oasis just outside of West Palm Beach, and it provides an unforgettable setting for many beautiful gatherings.

Backyard  or the Arts is the perfect spot to host a beautiful, fairytale intimate wedding. We also provide the ideal space for business luncheons, corporate retreats, and high energy cocktail parties.  Our meeting and event spaces can accommodate groups of 12 to 50 guests and offer the perfect setting for those special occasions that deserve a uniquely beautiful location, for such events as:

  • Weddings
  • Corporate events and retreats
  • Family reunions – or other festive celebrations!

 

 

  • YOGA ON THE DECK

Our deck space and studio are also available for private group classes and parties. looking for a unique birthday party option? Send us a message and we can begin the planning process.

We meet for yoga on Sunday mornings on our large outdoor deck. If you would like to participate in this free but limited seating yoga meet up, please find the event and book your space directly on our website.

We are in the process of growing our following. Please share our page with your friends and like us on Facebook  

CLASSES: 

Make Your Own Ceramic Flower Beginner Ceramic Class

2 Day Workshop:

 March 30 & March 31

 

 

 

 

Give your wall decor a make-over with your very own hand made ceramic flowers. Arrange the flowers in a loose manner and add great texture to any wall. Use a large flower as a central piece and then cluster smaller blooms of various sizes around it.  You do not need any artistic experience. Our instructor will walk you through every step of the creation process.

***This is a two day workshop. Your ticket will say only one day, but you will automatically be added to the roster for the second day.

DAY 1 – (March 30th 6:00 PM – 8:00 PM)  Use pin rollers and clay and other tools to make 3 flowers of various sizes from 4″ to 12″ in diameter. (1.5 hrs)

DAY 2 – (March 31st 2:00 PM – 3:30 PM) After flowers are Bisque underglazes are applied and a final transparent shiny glaze is added. Flowers are ready for pick up a week later after they have been fired a second time. (Workshop duration time 1.5 hr)

 $60. includes all materials and instruction for one large flower and two smaller ones, 2 kiln firings

Make Your Own Wire Jewelry Bracelet Class

Join this Wire Jewelry Class for Beginners and enjoy a relaxing pastime while mastering a skill that will give you the ability to create unique, wearable art.

Learn some of the fundamental skills of wire working as you create your one of a kind dangle bracelet! You will learn to use simple wire loops and make your own headpins and spiraled hook. Choose from a wide selection of metal charms, and many colors of glass and semi-precious stone beads.  You do not need any artistic experience. Our instructor will walk you through every step of the creation process.

$40    Price does not includes all materials. A $5.00 material fee is due to instructor on the day of the class.

 

Acrylic Painting Class with Craig McInnis

 

Explore this diverse and challenging medium with an artist who has dedicated many hours to learning its ins and outs. Join this exciting acrylic painting class with Craig McInnis. Craig is a freelance artist/designer whose portfolio reflects a diverse set of knowledge displayed on many local murals and commissioned works. The class will include in depth instruction surrounding blending techniques, color theory, light and shadow, and paint/tool management, just to name a few.

Craig is a professional freelance artist with a career that balances fine and commercial art. He is multifaceted from years of taking on challenging and diverse projects of all sizes. With an emphasis on mixed media overall, but a preference for Acrylics, Craig is currently creating new work and teaching in South Florida.

2 hour class. $40 per class/session. Does not include materials.

 

Gift Cards

 

 

OUR ART STUDIO AND GALLERY IS IN THE BACKYARD

For more information:

Email: backyardforthearts@gmail.com

Phone: (561) 342-1012

Address: 11547 56th PL N, West Palm Beach FL 33411

Facebook:   https://www.facebook.com/backyardforthearts/

 

 

 

 

 

 

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

Rickie Leiter, Publisher

Rickie@therickiereport.com   561-537-0291

17019 SW Sapri Way   Port St. Lucie, FL 34986

Retrospective , SOLO Exhibit Of Internationally Acclaimed Visual Artist And Collagist, Yury Lobo Includes Documentary Movie On March 28th

Yury Lobo‘s artwork, book, and film, “Catching Up With Pollock” will be featured at the Wine Scene Gallery in West Palm Beach on Wednesday, March 28th.  The public is welcome to this retrospective show focusing on Lobo’s art, posters, collage work and the documentary movie which tells his life story.  Enjoy live entertainment, Flamenco guitar music, and meet the artist! Renowned Florida Artist and art critic Bruce Helander adds commentary in the film. The Rickie Report shares the details here.  Presented by Artworks International, partial proceeds of all art sales will benefit the Multilingual Language & Cultural Society.

 

 

Artworks International & Multilingual Language & Cultural Society 

PRESENT:

 

Retrospective Solo Exhibit of Internationally Acclaimed  Visual Artist & Collagist:

YURY    LOBO

 

Wednesday, March 28th

6:30 PM

Wine Scene Gallery

501 Fern Street  City place  West Palm Beach, FL

 

 

 

 

 

 

For more information about Yury’s artwork and up coming exhibits, please email:

yuryslobo@yahoo.com

Visit Yury’s website:

www.yuryloboart.com

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 Artworks International

420 6th Street   W. Palm Beach, Fl 33401   

561.833.9165

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Multilingual Language & Cultural Society

 210 S. Olive Avenue  W. Palm Beach, FL 33401

www.multilingualsociety.org   561.228.1688

 

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

Rickie Leiter, Publisher

Rickie@therickiereport.com   561-537-0291

17019 SW Sapri Way   Port St. Lucie, FL 34986

14th Annual Coral Springs Festival Returns March 17 – 18 With Fine Art, Contemporary Craft, Live Performances And More

A celebration of every medium of art is taking place on March 17 – 18 during the 14th Annual Coral Springs Festival of the Arts and Crafts.  Held in conjunction with the Coral Springs Art Festival Committee and the City of Coral Springs, it features life-size sculptures, paintings, one-of-a-kind jewelry, photography, ceramics and more during the free, outdoor event.  It includes a separate Green Market as well as live, cultural entertainment.  Presented by Howard Alan Events, producer of the nation’s top outdoor art festivals, 150 artists from 30 different states and dozens of diverse mediums will line the Walk of Coral Springs. The Rickie Report shares the details and some sneak peeks.

 

 

 

14th Annual Coral Springs Festival

 

Saturday, March 17

&

Sunday, March 18

 

10 am to 5 pm  Both Days

 

Handmade One-Of-Kind Jewelry by Mike and Liz Rose

The Walk of Coral Springs

Navigational Address: 2874 N. University Drive  33065

Free and open to the public.  Pets on leashes welcome.

 

Reinhard Herzog (MO) Handblown Glass

 

 

EVENT AT-A-GLANCE:

Juried, first-class outdoor art gallery showcasing local and national artists

Original Artwork Handmade in America

More than 150 artists from 30 different states

Prices set to suit all budgets

Artists hand-selected by independent panel of expert judges from hundreds of applicants

All artists on site for duration of festival

Vast array of artistic media including paintings, sculptures, photography, ceramics, glass, wood, handmade jewelry, collage, mixed media

Green Market

Cultural Entertainment

 

Ana Aguerrevere (FL) Still Life Painting

 

 

 

About Howard Alan Events, Inc.:

Howard Alan Events, a Florida-based company, produces the nation’s top juried art and craft shows. Ranked among the Top 100 Art Fairs in the Country by Sunshine Artist Magazine, from Colorado to Florida, Howard Alan Events produces award winning arts and craft festivals in 40 different locations each year.

For additional information on the 30th Annual Las Olas Art Fair and other Howard Alan Events art and craft shows across the country, visit www.artfestival.com or call 561-746-6615.

 

 

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

Rickie Leiter, Publisher

Rickie@therickiereport.com   561-537-0291

17019 SW Sapri Way   Port St. Lucie, FL 34986