Gems, Minerals, Beads, Jewelry, Fossils: Don’t Miss This Annual Event

The 48th annual Gem, Mineral, Jewelry, Bead & Fossil Show is coming to the South Florida Fair & Expo East. The title is a mouthful, but there really is a lot to see and do at this show! The Rickie Report is giving readers a preview of this not-to-be-missed event!  The event takes place on November 22nd and 23rd! Use our special coupon for discount admission.

 

 

Gem and Mineral Society of the Palm Beaches

Presents

48th Annual

Gem, Mineral, Jewelry, Bead & Fossil Show

November 22nd 9 am – 6 pm

November 23rd 10 am – 5 pm

The South Florida Fairgrounds

Expo Center East 9067 Southern Blvd. West Palm Beach

 

 

 

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Jeff Slutsky, President of the Gem and Mineral Society of the Palm Beaches tells The Rickie Report, “We strive to provide a family oriented, culturally stimulating show each year. Proceeds from this show provide the operating budget for the Society for the following year. Our show is run totally by our member volunteers.”

 

 

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The Society offers many types of educational and cultural experiences. We operate a full lapidary shop open to our members. We also offer classes in lapidary and jewelry making for adults as well as children.

 

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Pearls, Beads, Gem Stones, Jewelry

 

 

 

Monthly meetings are held at the West Palm Beach Garden Club in Dreher Park on the 3rd Thursday of each month and feature guest speakers or demonstrations that are educational as well as entertaining.

 

 

Demonstrations

Demonstrations

 

 

DISCOUNT COUPON

 

 

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For more information and Membership applications please visit: www.gemandmineral.cc.

 

 

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561-537-0291

Palms, Palms and More Palms! Use Palm Branches and Leaves to Create a One-of-a-Kind Basket!

The basket artistry of Mary Catello and Teri Salomoni  is awesome – but NOT impossible!   They will teach YOU techniques and designs that will bring branches and leaves to life again! Mary is offering a special three-part workshop in December. The Rickie Report shares the details here. This will make a great holiday gift – a class where they will learn how create their own designs!

 

 

 

 

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EarthArt Creative Baskets

 

 

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The featured weaving material is queen palm inflorescence that has been carefully selected, then cleaned and dried over several weeks. The woods used for turning can be found curbside or purchased from an exotic collection. Each and every sculpture starts with the gathering and preparation of material, always mindful not to bruise or harm any trees or plants. The artistic workmanship is a combination of weaving and turning and the process may take weeks based on the complexity of the design.

 

 

 

 

 

Mary and Teri

Mary and Teri

 

Mary Catello

 

Mary has always enjoyed expressing her creativity. She was a trendsetting salon owner and stylist in New York City where creating masterpieces of tresses was her art form. Simultaneously, she opened The MaryGrace Institute; the first accredited Nail Technology School in New York. At MaryGrace students were taught, along with basic nail theory and practical lessons, award-winning techniques in airbrushing, 3-dimensional and multi-media nail art.

 

 

 

"Lady" by Mary Catello

“Lady” by Mary Catello

In 1994, after selling her salon and school, Mary relocated to South Florida and began taking classes in sketching, acrylics and water colors. But her true passion began when she met a basket weaver in Sedona, Arizona. Mary was inspired and a fiber artist was born!
Mary took only two basket weaving classes with internationally-known weavers, Flo Hoppe and Mary Hetts. She was introduced to palm inflorescence by Judy Briscoe, another basket weaver. On her own she began to experiment with size and materials determined to transform the traditional basket into art, and art it is! Her work is unique and identifiable.

 

 

Collaboration by Mary and Teri

Collaboration by Mary and Teri

 

 

Teri Salomoni

 

Teri has experienced both commercial and community recognition. She worked with Saks Fifth Avenue designing and decorating their floor and window displays at the Boca Raton, Worth Avenue and Palm Beach Gardens locations. She designed windows at the Nicole Miller boutiques in South Beach and Boca Raton. At sea, she was commissioned by Princess Cruise Lines to decorate their fleet for the holidays. 
In 2002, she partnered in a public art project “Flamingos in the Gables” and, in 2003, Teri assisted a local ceramic artist with an installation to beautify parks in urban areas. Also, that year, Teri was commissioned by the Broward County Art Teacher Association to make metal sculptures for their annual conferences.

 

 

 

Artwork by Terri Salmoni

Artwork by Teri Salomoni

In recent years, Teri found her passion in wood turning. To learn this art, Teri, studied with three local masters — Tim Rowe, Gerhard Schwenke and Lee Sky. She also studied with national masters, Bonnie Klien and Mark St. Ledger, and international master Marilyn Cambell. Teri’s mom taught her the basics of weaving but Teri took that to a new level by adding her love of wood. This mixed medium, wood and palm inflorescence, combined with the skills of weaving and wood turning, makes each one of Teri’s vessels truly unique!

 

 

 

 

 

Currently their work is on permanent display at:

 

 

  • Artisans on the Ave. in Lake Worth,
  • Florida Craftsmen Gallery, St Petersburg
  • The Stranahan House in Ft Lauderdale.
  • Annually at The Barn Gallery for the Rare Species Conservatory Foundation event.

 

 

Their work has been selected to be displayed at The Fairchild Garden and the Miami Botanical Gardens Art Shows, both in Miami, and the Mounts Botanical Garden in Palm Beach. In February 2013, they received the Elizabeth Geisler Award for Excellence and a First Place ribbon by the Venetian Basket Weavers Guild in Venice Florida for 2 pieces. Mary also presides over the newly- formed South Florida Basket and Fiber Guild which meets monthly. It is a great opportunity to network with other people interested in fiber arts and basketry.

 

 

For private commission work, customizations, exhibition requests or price inquiries, contact

561 665 0092 or email mary@earthartbymaryandteri.com

http://www.earthartbymaryandteri.com

 

 

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Palm Beach Gardens, FL 33420

Rickie@therickiereport.com

561-537-0291

Armory Art Center Offers HolidayFest & Studio Sale for the Whole Family Nov. 22-23

This year the Armory Art Center’s annual sale is re-named HolidayFest & Studio Sale to reflect the added family-friendly activities. It will take place on November 22 and 23 from 10 AM to 7 PM. The Studio Sale features unique, handmade items created by Armory faculty and students. Attendees can find ceramics, jewelry, sculpture, glass and more at reasonable prices. The event will offer a FREE children’s workshop – a fun activity for kids and that gives parents time to shop. Offered both days from 1:00-2:00 p.m. for children ages 5-12. Children will make holiday crafts with instruction from our Armory Art Center faculty. On Saturday night at 7:00 p.m, after the sale, the Armory will be airing the film “Elf” and serving refreshments. The film is free and open to the public. Seating will be provided. The Rickie Report shares the details and some sneak peeks. When we buy from local artisans ( who are of international and national renown as well as emerging artists), we are doing our part for the local economy on so many different levels!

 

 

 

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The Armory Art Center will be hosting its annual studio sale the weekend of November 22nd through 23rd, 10:00 a.m. to 7:00 p.m. The sale will take place in Armory Art Center’s Montgomery Hall. This year the sale is re-named HolidayFest & Studio Sale to reflect the added family-friendly activities planned for the weekend.

 

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The Studio Sale features unique, handmade items created by Armory faculty and students. Attendees can find ceramics, jewelry, sculpture, glass and more at reasonable prices.

 

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FREE CHILDREN’S WORKSHOP

The event will offer a free children’s workshop – a fun activity for kids and that gives parents time to shop. Offered both days from 1:00-2:00 p.m. for children ages 5-12. Children will make holiday crafts with instruction from our Armory Art Center faculty.

 

 

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Cups and Vases

 

FREE MOVIE – OPEN TO THE PUBLIC

 

On Saturday night at 7:00 p.m, after the sale, the Armory will be airing the film “Elf” and serving refreshments. The film is free and open to the public. Seating will be provided.
“The biggest benefit of doing holiday shopping at the Armory’s HolidayFest & Studio Sale is that the items are all one-of-a-kind and handmade. There is a story behind their creation and purpose. The fact that no one else anywhere is going to have the same pair of earrings that you bought from an artist is a nice thought. Gifts mean a little more when people take the time to match a unique item to someone’s personality,” says Director of Ceramics, Mark Walnock.

 

 

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Ceramic Bowls

Many of the artists stand at their tables so they are able to interact with interested customers. They can discuss their work, procedures, and techniques with them during the sale. Some artists may continue working on pieces while at their table so attendees can see the process.

 

 

Jewelry! Glass Bowls and Plates!

Jewelry! Glass Bowls and Plates!

Lisa Johnson, Director of Jewelry and Metalsmithing, says “Instructors and students enrolled in Jewelry courses will collaborate as a studio during the Holiday Fest this year to sell and exhibit hand-made jewelry. Jewelry items will include necklaces, rings, bracelets, and earrings fabricated primarily out of sterling silver/precious metals.”

 

 

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Mark Walnock

 

Mark Walnock expressed warm holiday sentiments when he said, “With your purchase you are supporting a good cause as a portion of the money raised at the event goes to funding the Armory and its programs.”

 

About the Armory Art Center:

 

The mission of the Armory Art Center is to inspire the creation and experience of art. Its vision is to be recognized as providing a premier art center for both creating and viewing art. The Armory is a high-quality visual art school 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 x31

 

 

 

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From South Africa to the US, Berenice Michelow’s Artistry Calls to All of Us

Berenice Michelow has an unusual approach to social realism.  The tension she creates in her paintings, between the seen and the unseen, forces viewers to extrapolate and become participants in the discussion her artwork elicits.  A native of South Africa, Berenice now lives in the U.S.  She is represented by Artblend Gallery in Fort Lauderdale as well as other galleries around the country.  The Rickie Report is pleased to share her work.  Today is Veteran’s Day. A day of Remembrance.  A day of consideration for those who fought to protect our freedoms.  We hope you will spend it contemplating the “bigger picture”. Berenice gives us that opportunity.  See you at Artblend on November 15th.

 

 

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Opening Reception:

Saturday, November 15th

6 – 9 pm

 

 

 

 2736 East Oakland Park Blvd

Fort Lauderdale, FL 33306

954-817-4893     info@artblend.com

Hours: 11am – 5pm   Monday-Friday

Saturday by Appointment   Sunday Closed    Other times by appointment

 

 

"World at War" by Berenice Michelow

“World at War” by Berenice Michelow

 

 

 

Berenice Michelow was born and educated in South Africa. She obtained her Fine Art Diploma at the Faculty of Art, Design and Architecture, University of Johannesburg, and studied further at London’s Central St. Martins College of Arts and Design. She taught for 20 years at the University of the Witwatersrand, External Studies Adult Education. Berenice currently lives and works in the United States.  her theme for 2014 is the “Strategic Moment in Time”.

 

 

 

 

"Pathways" by Berenice Michelow

“Pathways” by Berenice Michelow

 
Berenice Michelow’s emigration to the United States from her native South Africa in 2004 marked the beginning of the third phase in her career. The first featured her “protest” paintings, symbolic representations of Apartheid’s injustice. Works of the second phase were responses to the new South Africa’s evolving democracy. Her current phase features impressions of her adopted homeland and its “overwhelming patriotism.” Courtesy of http://www.blouinartinfo.com)

 

 

 

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“Ladies in Waiting, The New South Africa”

 

 

This overview doesn’t even hint at the versatility of Michelow’s artistry. Whether working on canvas or paper, with oils or pastels, in charcoal or 3D UV, Michelow’s technical mastery is self-evident, often evincing itself in an unfolding of photographic realism played out in the midst of otherworldly abstraction. Michelow has enjoyed decades of commercial success.

 

 

 

"Sibusisull, The New South Africa" by Berenice Michelow

“Sibusisull, The New South Africa” by Berenice Michelow

 

 

In 1979 she represented South Africa at the International Biennale in Valparaiso, Chile. To date she has had 27 private shows worldwide, and her work is held in such high-profile collections as that of the Chase Manhattan Bank in New York City.

 

 

"Free Spirits I" by Berenice Michelow

“Free Spirits I” by Berenice Michelow

 

 

"Free Spirits II" by Berenice Michelow

“Free Spirits II” by Berenice Michelow

"Free Spirits III" by Berenice Michelow

“Free Spirits III” by Berenice Michelow

“She has an unusual approach to social realism, customized for each subject. Unconventional perspectives, the silky application of the paint, charcoal and pastel, and the deletion of orienting details are characteristic of her style.  This latter  method creates a palpable tension between what is seen and unseen, forcing the audience to extrapolate the message and participate in the act of creation.  Her works deal with a variety of modern ills, including poverty and social injustice, but do not linger in despair but rather display a hope for the future”, says Joyce Asper of the Agora Gallery in New York City.
"Leather Landscape" by Berenice Michelow

“Leather Landscape” by Berenice Michelow

“Bright transparent incandescent colors” are the starting point for Berenice Michelow’s new works. Blending photorealism with elements of emotive expressionism, Michelow paints colorful images that offer insight into the perspective of children who are free of responsibility and as yet unaware of the larger realities we all ultimately face in the “real world.” Her subjects will often be slightly blurred, as if overexposed to the light around them. But just like a photographer with an ability to manipulate exposure, she knows exactly how to pull a person or object out from its surroundings by depicting it in sharp focus against that glowing background. While bright shades dominate, the artist also demonstrates a striking ability to use shadows and an underlying sense of darkness to balance out the sunnier hues, giving her images an added degree of depth.
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“Competition” by Berenice Michelow

Whether she is exploring the dynamic evolving democracy in New South Africa or her thoughts on life and patriotism in the United States, she has an impressive ability to make the world she depicts seem to shine from within.
"Flight" by Berenice Michelow

“Flight” by Berenice Michelow

 

Berenice Michelow has exhibited throughout South Africa, Europe and the United States.  Her artwork is included in a number of important private, corporate, and museum collections

 

For more information about Berenice’s artwork, please contact:

 

 

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McMow Art Glass and Benzaiten Center for Creative Arts Offers Special Presentation

As part of McMow’s annual Holiday Party festivities, the Benzaiten Center‘s Rick Eggert will be presenting their class offerings, including hands-on glass blowing classes! In addition, several classes will be given away to a few lucky presentation attendees. Learn about how McMow & The Benzaiten Center will be working together to raise awareness of the glass arts….and how you can join the fun! The Rickie Report shares the details and looks forward to seeing you on Tuesday, December 9th!
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McMow Art Glass

Announces

Benzaiten Center for Creative Arts

Presentation

 

 

Rick Eggert's Handblown Glass

Rick Eggert’s Handblown Glass

 

Tuesday, December 9th

7 – 8 pm

 

Please call or email to RSVP as seating is limited: retail@mcmow.com
561-585-9011 x100

 

701 North Dixie Hwy.       Lake Worth, FL 33460

 

 

Rick Eggert's Handblown Glass

Rick Eggert’s Handblown Glass

As part of McMow’s annual Holiday Party festivities, the Benzaiten Center’s Rick Eggert will be presenting all they will have to offer including hands-on glass blowing classes. In addition, several classes will be given away to a few lucky presentation attendees. Learn about how McMow & The Benzaiten Center will be working together to raise awareness of the glass arts….and how you can join the fun!

 

 

 

 

Glass Confetti

Glass Confetti

 

 

 

McMow Art Glass, which has been a fixture in town for more than 30 years, has joined forces with the new Benzaiten Center for Creative Arts to create an exciting glass art hub in the City of Lake Worth, Florida. Their mission: to elevate the glass arts through one-of-a-kind glass creations, and to share this knowledge. The two facilities will be offering informative courses, live demonstrations, studio rental space, and group tours to the public. Learn, create and be inspired by the skilled artisans who are eager to share their glass art knowledge with you, in beautiful Lake Worth.

 

 

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The Benzaiten Center’s Mission is to provide a world-class fabrication center where professional artists in our community can realize their full creative potential. To connect these working artists with both children and adults to educate and inspire a much deeper understanding and appreciation of art and creative process behind it.

 

 

 

Please call or email to RSVP as seating is limited: retail@mcmow.com
561-585-9011 x100

 

For more information about McMow Art Glass please visit:  www.mcmow.com

701 North Dixie Hwy. Lake Worth, FL. 33460
Phone: 561.585.9011 EXT 106    Toll Free: 1.888.701.3494

 

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561-537-0291

Chabad of Palm Beach Presents “Art, Food & Kabbalah: A Jewish Art Exhibition” and Features the work of Eric Kucera

Modernity Art is the main gallery for the art works of Erik Kucera, an award winning artist from Slovakia. He is the creator of the world renowned technique, “Surreallations”, which creates the illusion of depth and movement in each piece.  His work is unique and readily recognizable as a “Kucera”. Erik has participated in over 200 exhibitions worldwide and his art can now be found in more than 16 different countries.  Locally, he will be showing his work at Chabad of the Palm Beach’s “Art, Food & Kabbalah: A Jewish Art Exhibition”, where guests will explore “An Art Journey Through the Jewish Year”.  The Rickie Report shares the details and some sneak peaks of Erik’s artistry. 

 

 

 

 

The Artwork of 

Erik Kucera

 

Tuesday, November 18th

7:00 pm

7025 Fairview Lane

Palm Beach Gardens, FL  33418

Members: $10   Non-Members: $18

 

 

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Modernity Art is the main gallery for the art works of Erik Kucera.  An award winning artist from Slovakia, he is the creator of the world renowned technique, “Surreallations”.  The Surreallations technique, which creates the illusion of depth and movement to each piece, is what makes each work so unique and readily recognizable as a “Kucera”. Erik has participated in over 200 exhibitions worldwide and his art can now be found in more than 16 different countries.

 

 

 

Eric Kucera's artistry in Art in Public Places at the Palm Beach International Airport Juried Exhibition

Erik Kucera’s artistry in Art in Public Places at the Palm Beach International Airport Juried Exhibition

 

 

Erik tells The Rickie Report, “I am an artist because to be anything else would be untrue. Through my art I hope to bring awareness to situations in the world which are not always so easy to talk about or even read about. I enjoy also taking themes from the past and working them in a new and exciting way, a way in which people have never seen before.”  

 

 

"Kaleidokrank" by Erik Kucek

“Kaleidokrank” by Erik Kucera

 

 

Erik goes on to explain, “When I create my art, I always see the images in all dimensions in my mind. Every piece takes hours of thoughtfulness and consideration so that the art can tell a story and give the viewer a journey through a world created in a single piece. Some concepts for work can be inspired from the weather or song, and then the ideas flow easily. Other works are themes which can require days of research, and investigation of symbols, history and literature.” 

 

 

Artistry by Erik Kucera

Artistry by Erik Kucera

 

 

“When I first started seriously as an artist, I didn’t trust myself beyond a white sheet of paper and a black marker.  I created my first works on the basis of my black and white checkered pattern. Over the years I discovered my love of colors and through much trial and error eventually developed the technique of “surreallations”. It is my own way of creating the illusion of depth and movement in a piece. All my works today are carefully developed using a variety of tools and different mediums in order to perfect this technique.  However, in nearly every work I create you can still find the original black and white checkered pattern which was the seed from which my art has grown,” he shares with our readers.

 

 

"Strength" by Erik Kucera

“Strength” by Erik Kucera

 

 

 

 

Erik works out of his Studio in Palm Beach, Florida, but his works are on display and for sale through various Galleries and Exhibitions all over the world. Please check the Shows and Exhibitions Link on his website  for locations.  Call or email today regarding original or limited edition artist embellished giclees which are available for sale. 561.729.9694

 

 

Erik Kucera. Please find attached a bio and other information about Erik which you may find helpful.

www.youtube.com/user/ModernityArt

 

https://www.facebook.com/pages/Erik-Ku%C4%8Dera/247357688670817?ref=bookmarks

or

www.modernity.us.com

or call Dawn Ross, Art Director,  Modernity Art Organic Life Arts, LLC   561.729.9694

 

 

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561-537-0291

Join the ATC Movement: Make and Trade “Artist Trading Cards”

Join The Artists of Palm Beach County for an afternoon of fun and creativity with artist B.J. Collister on Saturday, November 15 at 1:00 p.m. at the Art on Park Gallery, 800 Park Ave., Lake Park, FL. There will be examples, demonstrations and an opportunity to make your own little masterpieces. We will furnish some blank cards, paint, pencils, markers and magazines for collaging.  Join the ATC Movement!  The Rickie Report shares the details and some examples.

 

 

 

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ARTISTS of PALM BEACH COUNTY

Invite YOU:

FREE Artist Trading Cards WORKSHOP

Saturday, November 15th

1:00  pm

 

RSVP : 561-345-2842

800 Park Ave., Lake Park, FL

Artist Trading Cards (ATC) are small cards or miniature works of art about the same size as modern baseball trading cards. They are 2 ½ X 3 ½ inches, small enough to fit inside a standard card-collector’s pocket.

 

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The ATC movement developed out of the Mail Art movement and had its origins in Switzerland. People across the continents are sharing and trading their art in this form. ATCs make art accessible to those who appreciate art but may not be able to afford it. The act of creating and swapping artist trading cards is an exciting way to share your art, connect with other artist and collect art.

 

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Cards are produced in various media, included dry media, (colored pencils, pins, markers, etc.); wet media (water color, acrylic, oils or mixed) and paper media (in the form of collage, paper cuts, found object etc.) or even fiber or metal.

 

 

 

 

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The cards are either traded or exchanged. When sold they are called Art Card Edition and Originals (ACEOs).  
Join us for an afternoon of fun and creativity with artist B.J. Collister on Saturday, November 15 at 1:00 p.m. at the Art on Park Gallery, 800 Park Ave., Lake Park, FL. There will be examples, demonstrations and an opportunity to make your own little masterpieces. We will furnish some blank cards, paint, pencils, markers and magazines for collaging.

 

 

 

 

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You are encouraged to bring some of your favorite art tools and a few friends! Bring in old photographs if you want to preserve a memory! Bring what you have available or we will share our supplies!

 

Make your reservation by calling the Gallery at 561-345-2842.

For more information about Artists of Palm Beach County:

www.artistsofpalmbeachcounty.com/

 

 

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Rickie@therickiereport.com

561-537-0291

Southern Handcraft Society Pineapple Grove Chapter in Delray Beach Announces 22nd Annual Juried Art and Craft Show

The Southern Handcraft Society, Pineapple Grove Chapter in Delray Beach announces its 22nd Annual Juried Art and Craft Show!  The Rickie Report happily shares the details as well as some sneak peeks, but mostly, we want to urge you to attend this fabulous event. This is a JURIED show, meaning everything is one-of-a-kind and handmade.  Visitors will see affordable items which touch their hearts and become future family heirlooms – for their own families or for the families they are gifted to!  Stop by the Vintage Gymnasium at the Delray Beach Center for the Arts at Old School Square Thursday, November 20th; Friday, November 21st; and Saturday, November 22nd.  The details and hours are in this article.

 

 

 Southern Handcraft Society

Pineapple Grove, Delray Beach Chapter

21st Annual Juried Craft Show

Thursday, November 20, 2014 – 9am to 9pm

Friday, November 21, 2014 – 9am to 9pm

Saturday, November 22, 2014 – 9am to 2:30pm

Vintage Gymnasium at Delray Beach Center for the Arts (Old School Square)

Admission is Free and Open to the Public

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The Southern Handcraft Society, Pineapple Grove Chapter, Delray Beach announces its 22nd Annual Art and Craft Show.It will be held at the Vintage Gymnasium at Delray Beach Center for the Arts (Old School Square). Come see our spectacular, hand-made items. All craft items are one-of-a-kind and all made right here in Florida. Be prepared to be amazed. Free admission.The Delray Beach Center for the Arts is on NE 1st Street and NE 1st Avenue in Delray Beach. Admission to the show is free and parking before 5pm in the public parking lot across the street is free.

2014 Limited Edition Tree Ornament

2014 Limited Edition Tree Ornament

Each year, there is a “limited edition” tree,  that has a special themed tree ornament. We only make 100 ornaments and each ornament has a number (from 1 to 100). Some people buy their favorite number each year for their tree as a tradition. Customers wait in line the first day of the show to make sure they get their numbers.   

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Southern Handcraft Society, Pineapple Grove Chapter, Delray Beach Our Pineapple Grove chapter of the Southern Handcraft Society is over 20 years old. We have 60 members this year consisting of local artists and crafts people. We meet the first Wednesday of each month at the Senior Center at Veterans Park at 7pm.

 

 

 

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“We are a group of extremely talented and crafty people who create paintings, cards, journals, jewelry, knitted items, dolls, stuffed animals, etc. We’re friendly; we’re very funny and we always welcome new members”, they tell The Rickie Report.
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Contact Madeline Hincken at mhincken@gmail.com for more information about these events or about membership.

 

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Rolando Chang Barrero Fine Art Gallery Opens: Offering Fine Art, Craft, Wearable Art

Rolando Chang Barrero, recipient of a Congressional Letter of Commendation in 2014, for his tireless work on behalf of education and the arts, is opening a new gallery space in Lake Worth.  Rolando Chang Barrero Fine Art Gallery will be overseen by the artist himself and Mila Troytsky of ArtDom. Visitors will see an eclectic mix of wall art, static sculpture, wearable art, eco-political art, plein air paintings, handmade glass, the written word, kinetic sculpture and fine art photography.  The Grand Opening takes place on Friday, November 21st at 7pm.  An RSVP for this FREE event is necessary. The Rickie Report shares the details and an overview of the opening artists.

 

 

 

 

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Rolando Chang Barrero Fine Art Gallery

Opening Reception

 

Friday, November 21st

 

7pm

 

 

Please RSVP for the opening :

http://www.eventbrite.com/e/grand-opening-of-rolando-chang-barrero-fine-art-tickets-13712950805

 

711 Lucerne Avenue, Lake Worth, Florida 33460

786-521-1199

 

Gallery Hours:

11 am to 7 pm  Closed on Thursdays

 

 

 

Rolando Chang Barrero (Photo by Joseph Reilly)

Rolando Chang Barrero (Photo by Joseph Reilly)

 

Rolando Chang Barrero, was born in Coconut Grove, FL and currently resides in West Palm Beach, FL.  After receiving a BFA School of the Art Institute of Chicago, Rolando became an artist and art activist. Pulling together artists from various media and spectrums of life, his own artwork often took a back seat. His famous Art Walks established the Boynton Beach Arts District as the place to be seen.  He assures The Rickie Report that those will continue on a monthly basis, even as he puts his energies into this new gallery in Lake Worth.  His studio remains at 410 West Industrial Ave., Boynton Beach, FL.  In addition, he and Craig McInnis are organizing Art Synergy/Art Palm Beach ART WEEK for January, 2015. 

 

 

 

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Eleazar Delgado

 

A Partial List of Artists at press time includes:

 

Aidana Baldassarre,  Carlos Alves, Sheree Reynolds, Diane Arrieta, Durga Garcia, Juan Erman Gonzales, Monique Lassooij, Karen McGovern, Debbie Lee-Mostel, Eleazar Delgado, Frances Lynn, Ilene Adams, Jim Rabidoux, Joann Urban, Nazare Feliciano, Russell Levine, Ray Gross, Robert Catapano, Serafima Sokolov, Renda Writer and more to follow.

 

 

"Breast Cancer" by Juan Erman Gonzales

“Breast Cancer” by Juan Erman Gonzales

 

Rolando has over 30 years of gallery experience, including Gallery 99 in Bal Harbour, Florida; Latino Fine Art in Chicago, Illinois; Randolph Street Gallery, Chicago, Illinios; Ground Level Gallery, Miami Beach, Florida (partnership with South Florida Art Center and Jennie Person); ActivistArtistA Gallery, Phoenix, Arizona (sole pro.); ActivistArtistA Gallery, Boynton Beach, Florida (sole pro.) and now Rolando Chang Barrero Fine Art, Lake Worth, Florida (sole pro).

 

 

Ceramic by Carlos Alves

Ceramic by Carlos Alves

 

 

Rolando’s exhibitions and CV read like a very busy calendar – with something happening daily, weekly, monthly and often simultaneously. He was most recently a Featured Artist at the John D. MacArthur Library of Florida Atlantic University, Jupiter, FL ( October 2014).

 

 

 

 

Nazare "Baby Blanket"

Nazare Feliciano’s “Baby Blanket”

 

 

 

 Soon after his Gallery Opening, Rolando will participate in “Endagered Exhibition” as an Invited Artist, Miami, FL (December,2014), Armory Art Center’s Art Salon as an Invited Artist (November 2014), and Art In Public Places, Paint by Numbers Mural, West Palm Beach, November 2014. He is booked in 2015 for a Solo Exhibition at Jonathan Dickinson State Park, Florida (Fall 2015).  

 

 

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James Rabidoux

 

 

 

 

Previous Exhibitions

 

  • Art Exhibit and Silent Auction, Jonathan Dickinson State Park, FL 2014
  • Solo Exhibition, Americana, Boynton Beach, FL 2014
  • Solo Exhibition, Sacred Hearts, Costars, Lake Worth, FL, 2014
  • Delray Wildflowers, The Beat Cup, Delray Beach, FL, 2014
  • The Great Give, Community Foundation, West Palm Beach, FL, 2014 (Special Event) Art in Public Places
  • C’est la Via, West Palm Beach, FL, 2014
  • The Beat Generation Exhibition at ActivistArtistA, Boynton Beach,FL,  2014
  • Small Works, JF Gallery, West Palm Beach, FL, 2014
  • Los Cuatros at CU-1 Gallery, Miami, FL, 2014
  • The Wellington Art Society, Wellington, FL,  2014 (Speaker)
  • Art in Public Places, Elements, City of Boynton Beach, FL, 2014
  • Solo Exhibition, Surface and Symbol at Unit 1 Gallery, Lake Worth, FL, 2013
  • Art in Public Places, Color Birds, City of Palm Beach Gardens, FL, 2013
  • SCOPE, Art Basel. Miami, 2013
  • The Invisible Horde at Unit 1. Lake Worth, Florida 2013

 

 

Serafima Sokolov

Serafima Sokolov

 

 

 

Awards

 

  • ActivistArtistA Gallery, (Best Art Exhibition 2014)
  • Most Intriguing Man in the Arts (TWN, 2014)
  • Green Trailblazer of Palm Beach (Sun Sentinel, 2014)
  • Congressional Letter of Commendation in the Arts 2014
  • Boynton Beach Art District, Director (Best Art Walk 2013)
  • Ryerson Traveling Fellowship
  • 4 Solo Exhibitions , and over 12 group exhibitions in 2014
  • Book Published by John D. MacArthur Library “Mi Pajaro: Art of Rolando Chang Barrero”

 

 

"Woman of Moore Haven" by Russell Levine

“Woman of Moore Haven” by Russell Levine

 

For more information please visit:

Website/Blog: http://rolandochangbarrerofineart.blogspot.com/

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

ActivistArtistA Gallery/Studio
rolandobarrero@me.com

 

 

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Rickie Leiter, Publisher

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561-537-0291

Griffin Gallery Presents “Idols of Our Fathers”

Griffin Gallery, in Boca Raton, specializes in museum quality Ancient Art. Their holdings include over five hundred authentic artifacts that reflect a spectrum of the cultures of Antiquity in addition to Contemporary Fine Works of Art. Among their treasures are pieces from Greece, Rome, Egypt, the Far East, the Near East, the Holy Land, Pre-Columbian cultures, and pre historic Native America.  On Thursday, November 13th a special program will feature “Idols of Our Fathers” and focus on a monumental pottery idol from the time of Terach, father of Abraham, 2000 BCE. The Rickie Report shares the details and a glimpse.

 

 

 

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PRESENTS:

IDOLS OF OUR FATHERS

 

Featuring a Monumental Syro-Hittite Pottery Idol

Time of Terach, Father of Abraham

Middle Bronze Age, ca. 2000 BCE

Found in the Holy Land

 

 

Public Reception:

 

Thursday, November 13, 2014

5:00 P.M. until 7:00 P.M.

The exhibition continues through December 10, 2014.

Gallery hours are Tuesday through Saturday 10:30 A.M. until 5 P.M.,

Monday by appointment only and closed Sunday.

 

 

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Syro Hittite Pottery Idol

According to the Jewish Virtual Library, Abraham (ca. 1813 – 1638 BCE) was born under the name Abram in the city of Ur in Babylonia. He was the son of Terach, an idol merchant. From his early childhood, Abram questioned the faith of his father and sought the truth. He came to believe that the entire universe was the work of a single Creator, and he began to teach this belief to others.

 

Abram tried to convince his father Terach of the folly of idol worship. One day when Abram was left alone to mind the store, he took a hammer and smashed all of the idols except the largest one. He placed the hammer in the hand of the largest one. When his father returned and asked what happened, Abram said, “The idols got into a fight and the big one smashed all the other ones.” His father said, “Don’t be ridiculous. These idols have no life or power. They can’t do anything!” Abram replied, “Then why do you worship them?”

 

 

 

When, according to tradition, Abram rejected the idols that Terach, his father, had made, he established the foundation for a belief in a single monotheistic, all powerful, omniscient God.  “They have mouths, but they speak not; eyes have they, but they see not; they have ears, but they hear not; neither is there any breath in their mouths.” (Psalm 135).

What was the appearance of the gods and idols that Abram rejected and that the prophets railed against? Please join us at Griffin Gallery Ancient Art to view these spectacular artifacts. The idols in this exhibition are Syro-Hittite deities from the Middle Bronze Age (1950 – 1539 BCE), Persian deities from the Elamite Period (1500 – 1000 BCE) and Roman deities from first through the fourth centuries.

 

 

 

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

SAVE THE DATES:

 

The Original Miami Beach Antique Show
Miami Beach Convention Center
January 30, 2015 – February 03, 2015
Booth 3008

Boca Raton Fine Jewelry, Art & Antique Show
February 07 – 09, 2015
Boca Raton Marriott
5150 Town Center Circle
Boca Raton, FL
Booth 13

Griffin Gallery Ancient Art
Gallery Center, 608 Banyan Trail
Boca Raton, FL 33431
561.994.0811, fax: 561.994.1855  

www.griffingallery.net   or  griffingallery18@yahoo.com

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

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