3rd Annual KeroWACKED®: Homage to Jack is BACK!

KeroWACKED® Is BACK!  Palm Beach County’s Love Fest Features… Live Music + Dance + Poetry + Fine Art +  Drum Circle + Flow + Readings on Sunday, April 20th, 2014.   Boynton Beach Art District is presenting the 3rd Annual KeroWACKED® Multimedia Music and Arts Fest. This outdoor festival incorporates all mediums of art, from local artists to local musicians, dance performances, interactive workshops, live painting, and more. The Rickie Report is pleased to share the details of the 3rd Annual KeroWACKED®: Homage to Jack!  

 

 

 

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 3rd Annual KeroWACKED :

Homage to Jack 

 

 

Sunday, April 20th, 2014 | 2-11 pm

Multimedia Love Fest

Art + Music + Dance + Poetry + Flow + Readings + Drum Circle

 

Boynton Beach Art District

 

422 West Industrial Ave.     Boynton Beach, Florida 33426

 

 

 

 

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This Group Exhibition is inspired by the post-World War II writers who came to prominence in the 1950s, as well as the cultural phenomena that they both documented and inspired. Central elements of “Beat” culture included rejection of received standards, innovations in style, experimentation with drugs, alternative sexualities, an interest in Eastern religion, a rejection of materialism, and explicit portrayals of the human condition.

 

 

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Bands and Musicians: Future Prezidents,Sunny Devilles, She’s Neurotic , JC Dweyer of The Mobile Homies, Craig Mcinnis of Speaking Volumes, Mylo Ranger, Swampgrass Kin, Spencer Allan Patrick, Dan York, Rod Dusinberre, Patrick Salsich, Flint Blade, Bill Hartmann, and Chris Michaud.

 

 

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Readings by The Love Circle, Stacy Conde, and Cheryl Maeder!

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Dance and Flow: Vanya E’dan Dance Company, The Pilosifires, and Flow Source.

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DRUM CIRCLE  8-11 pm

 

 

 

The Beat Generation Exhibition!

 

Featuring Guillermo Manrique, Dana Donaty, Rolando Chang Barrero, Craig McInnis, Jason Flurant, Joseph Reily, and many more!

 

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Vegan, Vegetarian, and non-Vegetarian selections will be provided by Secret Garden Cafe.

 

 

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The Boynton Beach Art District is located at 422 W. Industrial Ave. in Boynton Beach. The fest will take place Sunday from noon to 10 p.m. Donation: $10.    Call 786-521-1199 for more information or visit  https://www.facebook.com/ActivistArtistA.KeroWACKED.Festival  or email: ActivistArtistA@Gmail.com

 

 

KeroWACKED® is Produced by The Florida Arts Association, a not-for-profit entity, which is funded in part by BankUnited.

 

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“Ceramic Celebration” at Hennevelt’s Gallery and Gifts

It is exciting to see that Hennevelt’s Gallery & Gifts in Northwood is showing a number of new artists including Deb LaFogg and Jane Saull.  On April 11th, everyone is invited to a “Ceramic Celebration” for an Opening Reception!  On display will be Sculptures, vases, ornamental plus functional items, all showing superb craftsmanship and different ceramic techniques.  The Rickie Report shares the details and gives you a sneak peek!

 

 

 

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Hennevelt’s Gallery & Gifts

Presents:

“Ceramic Celebration”

Opening reception:

Friday,  April 11, 2014    7 – 9 pm

Exhibit continues through April  26, 2014 

 

510 Northwood Road, West Palm Beach, FL 33407

561-506-4108     www.hennevelts.com

 

 

 

Hennevelt’s Gallery & Gifts is inviting everyone to a “Ceramic Celebration”.  The Opening Reception will take place on Friday, April 11th from 7 – 9 pm.  The public is invited and refreshments will be served.  There will be an opportunity to meet many of the artists. The exhibit runs for two weeks, through April 26th.  Enjoy wine and light Hors d’oeuvres and the music of Jason Hanley.

 

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Sculptures, vases and ornamental pieces will be displayed in addition to functional items.  Each will show superb craftsmanship and different ceramic techniques like sagger and raku.

 

 

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Come to this special ceramics show and see work from the Gallery’s permanent
artists including Lisa Kraemer, Betty Wilson, Lucia Philipson, Ying Zhou and
Doreen Alfaro. Ceramic work from several selected local artists from outside the Gallery, including like Mark Walnock from the Armory Art Centre, will also be included in this exhibit.

 

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Make it a night out while you are in Northwood Village with a stroll in
the many other Galleries, boutiques, antique shops and fine dining at
one of the award winning restaurants in the area.

 

 

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For more information please contact Hennevelt’s Gallery & Gifts at  Art@Hennevelts.com  or visit the Gallery website www.hennevelts.com  or call  561 506 4108.

 

  • Nickie and Freddy’s Photography Website:   www.NWSPictures.com   Facebook Page coming soon!

 

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17th Annual Downtown Stuart Craft Festival Has Broad Appeal

Historic Downtown Stuart welcomes its 17th Annual Spring craft fair, April 12 – 13, 2014.  This festival features a wide variety of original handmade crafts as well as affordable, unique gift items with broad appeal.  A Green Market will showcase orchids and exotic plants as well as gourmet dips and spices, and many other distinctive items. The Rickie Report is pleased to share these details and feature artist Robert Ramaglia, a distinguished silversmith, whose work is timeless.

 

 

17th Annual Downtown Stuart Craft Fair

April 12 – 13, Saturday & Sunday

10:00 am – 5:00 pm

Osceola Street in Downtown Stuart

Navigational Address: 26 SW Osceola Street, Stuart, FL 34994

 

Support the Arts, the Local Community and the Stuart Main Street Programs

 

Free and open to the public

 

 

The 17th Annual Downtown Stuart Craft Fair will make the area into a full gallery of art, crafts, food and specialty garden supplies.  Osceola Street will be closed to vehicular traffic from St. Lucie to Haney Circle and down to Denver to provide festival patrons with an ideal experience. Partial proceeds from the festival benefit the Stuart Main Street Program.  Admission is free and open to the public.  

 

 

 

INFORMATION AT-A-GLANCE:

 

  • Juried outdoor craft showcase
  • Original crafts – Handmade in America
  • Unique and affordable gift items
  • 150 crafters from 30 different states
  • Prices set to suit all budgets – ranging from as little as $3 to $3,000
  • Crafters hand-selected from hundreds of applicants
  • All crafters on site for duration of festival
  • Green Market featuring exotic plants, gourmet dips and spices, and much more
  • Vast array of craft media including folk art, pottery, personalized gifts, handmade clothing, basket weaving, beaded utensils, candles, cork assemblage, fabric design, fiber quilts, fused wax & glass, hair accessories, handbags & accessories, handmade cards, leather, mosaic, wood, painted wood, plaster craft and stained glass.
  • A portion of the proceeds benefits the Stuart Main Street Program

 

 

 

 

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Pendant by Robert Ramaglia

Robert Ramaglia

 

Robert Ramaglia has been a silversmith for over 25 years. Silversmithing, combined with originality, technical expertise, quality workmanship and service, has been a benchmark for many years. The result is extreme the best prices and a large, loyal customer base.
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Rainbow Casilica Pendant by Robert Ramaglia

Besides custom jewelry, Robert Ramaglia does antique restoration and repairs on: Silver, Copper, Gold, Pewter, Brass, and lamp rewiring. He is a retired consultant on eating disorders for many years in Philadelphia, PA. who currently lives in Port St. Lucie, Fl with his wife, Eileen.
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Black Onyx pendant by Robert Ramaglia

Silver smithing was a hobby that just got out of control! Robert’s jewelry was so in demand he started to do it for a living. All of his jewelry pieces are original designs made with the finest sterling silver and semiprecious stones from around the world.
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Chinese Happiness by Robert Ramaglia

This style of silver smithing is the “olde” technique used since Paul Revere.  Robert has used his skills to fashion these artistic pieces into modern jewelry that are timeless and eternally fashionable. The result is a unique, signed piece of wearable art! – jewelry.
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Kingman Turquoise pendant by Robert Ramaglia

For more information please contact Robert Ramaglia at  Cell: (954) 562-6302 or Studio Phone Number: (772) 621-7825  or Email: advance100@bellsouth.net.   You can visit his website http://yeoldesilversmith.etsy.com

 

 

About American Craft Endeavors:

 

American Craft Endeavors (ACE) produces some of the nation’s most exciting high-end juried craft shows in many of Florida’s vibrant downtown areas and popular tourist destinations including the Lauderdale by the Sea Craft Festival (Fort Lauderdale, FL), the Holiday Craft Festival on the Ocean (Jupiter/Juno Beach, FL), the Downtown Stuart Craft Fairs (Stuart, FL), the Siesta Fiesta Craft Festival (Sarasota, FL) and the Downtown Sarasota Craft Festivals (Sarasota, FL) among others. The group’s founders personally select unique, culture rich cities for their show locations providing a complete outdoor experience unmatched by other festivals.  All crafters are hand-selected from hundreds of applicants in order to ensure a superior event featuring diverse art media and the highest quality of original handmade crafts.

 

For additional information on the 17th Annual Downtown Stuart Craft Fair and other Howard Alan Events art and craft shows across the country, visit  www.artfestival.com or call 561-746-6615.

 

 

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Susan Burke Exhibits at Broward Art Guild’s “Art Florida, 2014″

Susan Burke’s artwork is part of the prestigious Broward Art Guild’s “Art Florida, 2014″ exhibit in Fort Lauderdale. The Gala Reception takes place on Saturday, April 12th.  The Rickie Report is keenly aware of how one desire, painting a portrait of her granddaughter, lead to an entirely new leg in Susan’s life’s journey!  We are pleased to share the details of Susan’s artistry with you here.

 

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Exhibits at

 Broward Art Guild’s

Art Florida, 2014

 

JM Family Enterprise Gallery at ArtServe

 

1350 East Sunrise Boulevard       Fort Lauderdale, Fl

 

Gala Reception

 Saturday, April 12th   6-9 pm

 

 

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“New Age Mona Lisa” by Susan Burke

Susan Burke is a finalist in the Broward Art Guild’s ” Art Florida, 2014″, which is being shown at the JM Family Enterprise Gallery at ArtServe located at 1350 East Sunrise Blvd. in Fort Lauderdale, Florida from April 7th to April 25th, 2014.  The public is welcome to the Gala Awards Reception on Saturday April 12th, 2014 from 6-9 PM.
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“This is the Sea, My baby” by Susan Burke

Susan’s life is certainly an inspiration as we follow her journey as a Survivor of the Holocaust (quite a miracle!), to her arriving in the United States.  Susan lived and studied in Moscow, Russia where she attained her Master’s degree in Ceramic Art.  She came to the U.S.  from Budapest, Hungary in the mid-1980′s.
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“Cornered” by Susan Burke

After coming to the U.S. she studied at F.I.T. in New York City and went into the field of high-end production pattern-making in the garment business.  Her husband, Bruce, tells us, ” I couldn’t believe the clothing she produced –  some of which she showed  me in the windows at Bergdorf Goodman”.  Eager to accomplish more, Susan then completed her certificate of graduation from the Sheffield School of Interior Design in 2010. Interior decorating is one of her inherent talents!
"Backyard Sunset" by Susan Burke

“Backyard Sunset” by Susan Burke

Susan is mostly self-taught, using oils as her medium for painting.  She is constantly studying and often takes individualized classes from other professional artists.  Her experience with painting began when she thought perhaps she could paint their granddaughter as a special birthday gift for their daughter-in-law in Budapest, Hungary.  She tells The Rickie Report, “My paintings are my form of communication. I am not attempting to reproduce nature; but I am interpreting the emotions that the subject spur in me”.
"Passion" by Susan Burke

“Passion” by Susan Burke

An emerging artist, Susan has since produced many paintings and began entering art contests and showing her work in exhibits.   Susan was featured in an article in the Hernando Star Magazine last year. The editor interviewed and included Susan  as a focus for “exceptional talent living in the county”.
"Cooling Off" by Susan Burke

“Cooling Off” by Susan Burke

For more information about Susan Burke please visit ARTBYZSUZSA.COM . (This is a nod  to her  Hungarian roots, as “Susan” is “Zsuzsa”)  or email    sburke1146@gmail.com  or call   1-917-476-3590.

 

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“Dreams, Moons and Mandalas” Featuring Artwork of Olga Lucia Toro

Olga Lucia Toro combines her Columbian heritage with a life long passion of exploring art and symbolism to stimulate others through her artwork.  She creates a physical manifestation using the ancient form of the mandala and opens a gateway for us to be inspired. The Rickie Report is eager to share the details of Olga’s exhibit at Palm Beach State College, where she plays many roles.

 

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Exhibit Continues Through April 11

 

The Gallery at Lake Worth Campus

         Humanities Building – First floor
4200 Congress Ave.    Lake Worth, FL 33461

 

Gallery Hours: Monday through Friday 9 am – 4 pm

For more information call (561) 868-3270 or 868-3909

 

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Olga Lucia Toro was born in Bogota, Columbia.  In 1990  she received a degree in Journalism and Social Communication from the Universidad de la Saban.  She later graduated with a degree in Psychology from that same institution.  Olga holds a masters in Education in Counseling from Florida Atlantic University.  In 2000, she moved to the United States and pursued studies relating to Buddhist psychology, mindfulness, art and meditation.

 

 

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Since 2005, Ms. Toro has been affiliated with Palm Beach State College.  She serves as an Adjunct Professor for the Center for Leadership and Professional Studies, as an Inspirational Speaker for the Global Education Center and the “Dream It, Do It” Club.  She also facilitates the Annual Spanish Language Celebration Week among other events.

 

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Along with her academic endeavors, Olga has continued her life long passion to study the connections between art, symbolism, Eastern philosophies  and mythology as gateways to our innermost human essence.

 

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Olga’s work is inspired by Carl Gustav Jung and his theories on the power of symbols.  She lives in Palm Beach County and dedicates her time to inspire others through her artwork, life coach sessions and inspirational speeches.

 

 

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Since 2010, painting mandalas became a practice by which Ms. Toro creates a visual manifestation of her expertise in spirituality, symbolism and psychology.  Most of her paintings follow the pattern of a circle as a way to tap into the qualities of the mandala.  According to Jung, a mandala is a symbol of psychic wholeness.

 

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To learn more about Olga’s artwork, Life Coach sessions or speaking availability, please contact her at olgaluciatoro@hotmail.com  or visit her website at www.olgaluciatoro.com

 

 

 

 

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Wellington Art Society Invites You to Two Events

Wellington Art Society continues to provide its members with ample opportunities to show and sell their creations.  On April 9th, renown portrait artist Renée Plevy will offer a demonstration.  Sandra Birriel Barbieri is the Featured Artist at the gallery at Whole Foods and you won’t want to miss the reception on April 11th. Art sells at Whole Foods!  The Rickie Report recommends both events for artists and art lovers.  More details are here.

 

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Wellington Art Society

Invites You to A 

Presentation and Demo by portrait artist,

Renée Plevy

Wednesday,  April 9th   6:30 – 8:30pm

Wellington Community Center, 12165 West Forest Hill Blvd 

 

 

The W.A.S. meeting will be held Wednesday, April 9th.  As always, there will be a meet and mingle beginning at 6:30pm with a raffle and fabulous prizes, with the proceeds going to the Wellington Art Society Scholarship Fund. The general meeting begins at 7:00PM with the presentation and demo to follow. Guests are welcome for a $5 fee.

 

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Renee Plevy

 

Award-winning Palm Beach/New York portrait artist, Renée Plevy, has captured the attention of art lovers, students and aficionados for more than 35 years. Her paintings have been featured in more than 65 shows and galleries, including a one-woman museum show at the Paterson Museum. She has received national attention and garnered numerous awards including “Artist of the Year” from The Bloomfield Art League and First Prize from the Boca Raton Museum Artist’s Guild.

 

 

Starting in 2011, she has founded “Portrait of a Woman”, which annually raises monies for Quantum House by honoring prominent Palm Beach Woman at a special luncheon. Six oil portraits are unveiled at the luncheon, all of which become part of a legacy portrait series for Palm Beach County.  Frequently called upon for special projects, Renee has found herself painting a portrait of Vanilla Ice for his “Vanilla Ice Project” television show, as well as being a part of it. 

 

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Renee at her easel

 

When a member of the art community in New York, her art studio in 41 Union Square was always jumping with activity, between teaching portraiture at the School of Visual Arts, and being a part of the Artist Equity Committee to find a visual arts center for the tri-state area for the 16 national art organizations based in NYC. Having studied under internationally renowned portrait artists, John Howard Sanden, David Leffel, Robert Beverly Hale, and Clyde Smith, she has developed her own style using classical museum quality techniques. As a colorist, interpreting personalities through upbeat colors, Renee has incorporated magnificent South Florida tropical colors into her portraits, resulting in joyous life like paintings.

 

 

 

Renee will be speaking about her experiences as well as doing a demonstration of her style and technique.  As always, the evening is for artists and art lovers to hear about all of the exciting projects and initiatives that the art society is involved in and to find out how to participate.

 

 

 

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Public Reception Honoring

 

Sandra Birriel Barbieri

 

 

Friday, April 11, 2014

6:30 – 8:00 pm

 

Whole Foods Market cafe

2635 SR7     Wellington, FL

 

 

The Whole Foods Market on SR7 in Wellington has a large cafe, lined with windows which offer nice natural lighting. It’s a perfect setting to display art and Wellington Art Society is pleased to partner with Whole Foods to bring this show to the communityWhole Foods will provide music, hot and cold appetizers, and drinks.  A five-dollar donation is requested which goes to benefit the art society’s scholarship fund.    RSVP to Whole Foods  561.904.4000

 

 

 

Local Artist Sandra Birriel Barbieri  is the featured artist at this month’s Whole Foods’ Gallery with the opening reception on Friday, April 11, 2014, 6:30-8:00 pm. The Whole Foods Market Gallery is in the large cafe, lined with windows which offers nice natural lighting, a perfect setting to display art. 

 

 

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Mixed Media by Sandra Birriel Barbieri

 

Born in Montevideo, Uruguay, Sandra Birriel Barbieri has found her soul’s purpose through her art.  She tells The Rickie Report, “I love to paint because it makes my soul soar, dwelling in happiness. I found the true connection with the unlimited source of creation. I get inspired with all the gifts that Mother Nature gives us every day.”

 

 

 

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Moonscape by Sandra Birriel Barbieri

 

A self-taught artist, Sandra goes on to share, “I use vibrant colors and rich textures that bring beauty and uplifting energy. Each painting is a journey, a joyful expression of beauty and love. My goal is to create awareness of the real treasure, which is our planet because the choices that we make today will determine the future that our children will inherit from us.”

 

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Abstract by Sandra Birriel Barbieri

 

 

Sandra is also an author and a children’s book illustrator. In her book “Cristal and the Secret of the Enchanted Forest”, she brings forth the message of caring and protecting our planet leaving a legacy of love and values for the generations to come. For more information you can contact her at gifts4yoursoul@live.com or just call her at 561-860-5121.

 

 

Founded in 1981, The Wellington Art Society is open to artists of all mediums and patrons of the arts, providing both local and regional artists the platform to share their work, learn more about their craft and serve the community through their art. The Wellington Art Society is open to any resident in Palm Beach County. Membership forms will be available if you would like to become a member.  For more information, visit their website, www.wellingtonartsociety.org  or wellingtonartsociety.blogspot.com

 

 

A 501(c)(3) charitable organization, its mission is to educate and encourage originality and productivity among its members and area youth through programs designed to further the advancement of cultural endeavors in Palm Beach County.

 

 

The Wellington Art Society has ongoing art exhibition at the beautiful   Wellington City Hall Gallery.  These exhibits rotate every few months and are juried with artwork submitted by WAS members. Most of the artwork is for sale, so this is a great opportunity to see and purchase fabulous local art!

 

 

The current exhibit shows artwork by 17 WAS members and includes photography,mixed media, watercolor, oil pastel and acrylic media.  Tours are given between 11 am and Noon on the 2nd and 4th Tuesdays of the month. These tours are Free to the public and available for small groups or individuals.  Please meet in the lobby of Wellington City Hall at 12300 Forest Hill Boulevard, Wellington, FL 33414.  For more information contact Bobbin Salisbury at 561-762-8654.

 

 

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Rickie@therickiereport.com

561-537-0291

 

 

 

 

“Farm to Table” An Artists Interpretation Presented by Artists Association of Jupiter and A Unique Art Gallery

Where does your nourishment come from??? A Garden…The Ocean…a Spiritual Source???  The coop artists of the Artists Association of Jupiter have come together to entertain you with their Multi Media art creations. A portion of proceeds from sales of artworks created by the Artists of AAOJ, 50/50 Raffle and donations of non-perishable foods will benefit the St. Peter’s Food for Family Ministry. This event is Free to Public .  The Rickie Report shares the details here.

 

 

THE ARTISTS ASSOCIATION OF JUPITER

 &

A Unique Art Gallery  

 

 

Invite You to the Opening Reception:

“From Farm to Table: An Artist’s Interpretation”

 

Wednesday April 9, 2014

5:30-7:30

 

226 Center Street Suite 8

Jupiter, FL  33458

 561-529-2748

 

 

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The Artists Association of Jupiter (AAOJ) proudly presents:  ”Farm to Table” An Artists Interpretation. Wednesday April 9, 2014 from 5:30-7:30 at A Unique Art Gallery, 226 Center St #8 in Jupiter.  Enjoy a wine and cheese reception while browsing this Art Exhibit and Sale depicting the artist’s interpretation of “Farm to Table”.

 

 

 

 

Where does your nourishment come from??? A Garden…The Ocean…a Spiritual Source???  The coop artists come together to entertain you with their Multi Media art creations. A portion of proceeds from sales of artworks created by the Artists of AAOJ, 50/50 Raffle and donations of non-perishable foods will benefit the St Peter’s Food for Family Ministry. This event is open and Free to Public .

 

 

 

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

 

 

For more information on this event call or email the Gallery at 561-529-2748 or info@artistsassociationofjupiter.com   or visit  www.artistsassociationofjupiter.com

 

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Rickie Leiter, Publisher

 

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Rickie@therickiereport.com

 

561-537-0291

 

 

ArtHouse429 Presents “Background: Cultural Inspiration in Contemporary Art” with Benefit for March of Dimes

ArtHouse429 brings long-lived cultural inspirations from around the globe to the current contemporary art scene.  Artists in this fascinating international exhibition include Addonis Parker, who creates spirited images that deal with sexuality and African imagery; Lucia Ferrara, who adds a distinctively Italian flavor to her often romantic mythological imagery; and Kamran Riazi’s handsome paintings influenced by historic Persian calligraphy. “BACKGROUND:  Cultural Inspiration in Contemporary Art” opens on April 10th, with a Public Reception.  This is a benefit for the March of Dimes.  The Rickie Report shares the details and some of the images here.

 

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“BACKGROUND:  Cultural Inspiration in Contemporary Art”

Opening Reception

Thursday, April 10, 2014 – 6:30pm @ ArtHouse429

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Since the beginning of humankind, we have roamed the planet in search of ways to express ourselves. Some tribes utilized the self as a human canvas through body decoration, while others fashioned feathers into adorning headdresses. Native Americans produced beautiful decorative blankets that also had a useful purpose, while Eskimos devoted long winters to carving intricate images of creatures from the sea. In every culture creativity was certainly a part of conveying a love of craft and resourcefulness that was often found in utilitarian objects. Even Picasso was influenced by African masks discovered in an exhibition in Paris, which persuaded him to explore geometric shapes and prompted the invention of cubism.

 

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“School House” by Helen LaFrance

 

Now art is international, with individual cultures around the world influencing art trends; making stars out of young artists who have found a way to utilize their talents, while holding onto their traditions. The world is a big round melting pot of creativity that is no longer isolated, but can be instantly accessed. 

 

 

 

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Technology has made the world, society and culture a continuously tangible influence. ArtHouse429’s new exhibition, ‘BACKGROUND,’ surveys the rich and varied differences amongst artists producing work in faraway places, while commenting on notions of contemporary art. 

 

 

Artists in this fascinating international exhibition include Roy Carruthers, Lucia Ferrara, Helen LaFrance, Hakuryu, Carl Craig, Orlando Chiang, Nzingah, Addonis Parker, Alavaro Rojas, Kamran Riazi, Anthony Burks Sr., David Gather, Gerard Fortune.

 

 

"Cleopatra" by Lucia Ferrara

“Cleopatra” by Lucia Ferrara

 

Lucia Ferrara, who has a distinctively Italian flavor to her often romantic mythological imagery; and Kamran Riazi’s handsome paintings influenced by historic Persian calligraphy.  Based in Italy, her work references Roman and Greek myth, they are even more gorgeous in person – they are huge paintings almost 7′ tall.

 

 

 

Hakuryu

Hakuryu

 

 

Hakuryu is a Japanese artist, originally from Tokyo but is based in Shonan, Japan currently. For the first tie-in  in fashion/hip hop culture history, he became a part of a custom made Nike Air Force One design, collaborating his Japanese painting images to be on limited edition airbrushed sneakers, for sale world-wide.

 

 

"Church Picnic" by Helen LaFrance

“Church Picnic” by Helen LaFrance

Helen LaFrance is a highly collected folk artist (Oprah Winfrey has a larger version of the ‘Church Picnic’).  Born in 1919, she truly represents American culture as she has been through so many revolutions and movements in our history.

 

 

 

"Diana" by Lucia Ferrara

“Diana” by Lucia Ferrara

 

ArtHouse429 is proud to announce that March of Dimes will be our charitable partner for this event!  A suggested $10.00 donation at the door, as well as a portion of all proceeds will go to March of Dimes.

 

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For more information about The March of Dimes, please visit: marchforbabies.org

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Please contact  Gallery Manager,  Mary Coyle at 561.231.0429 or by email manager@ArtHouse429.com.

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Three April Events with Artists of Palm Beach County

From a FREE demonstration of making memory quilts from up-cycled materials, a Poetry Class, a sharing meeting where a Nationally recognized glass teacher will speak plus a Chili Cook-Off, The Artists of Palm Beach County are offering a LOT of opportunities to get in touch with your creative side. And then there is the big, Spring Exhibit!  The Rickie Report shares all the details, so get your calendars ready!

 

 

 

 

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Artists of Palm Beach County

 

Art on Park Gallery

800 Park Ave., Lake Park FL 33403

 

561-345-2842

 

Heirloom Quilt Workshop

Heirloom Quilt Workshop

 

April’s Free Demonstration:

Memory Quilts from Upcycled Materials

Saturday, April 5th at 2 pm

 

 

Roey Mendel, Fabric Artist and member of Artists of Palm Beach County, will display and present a discussion of memory quilts made from soft keepsakes. She will share her secrets of assembling and sewing t-shirts, ties, clothing and photos into future family heirlooms.

 

Heirloom Quilt Workshop

Heirloom Quilt Workshop

 

 

chili

 

Come join us at the Lake Park Chili Cook-Off, Saturday, April 5, 2014 at Kelsey Park, 601 Federal Highway in Lake Park, FL from 11 AM to 6 PM.

This event is a fundraiser for the Lake Park Kiwanis Club. It is an organized International Chili Society Competition with music and fun for the whole family, and admission is free. (You can go before or after attending the Free Demonstration at 2 pm at the Gallery!)

 

 

 

 

Poetry Class Starts April 5th

There’s still time to get your half-price coupon at Groupon:

http://www.groupon.com/deals/artists-of-palm-beach-county-1

Would you like to have a $100 Groupon to purchase Art at our Gallery?

http://www.groupon.com/deals/artists-of-palm-beach-county

 

 

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Spring 2014 EXHIBIT

An exhibition of 2D and 3D works by the

 Members of Artists Palm Beach County

Opening Reception:


Thursday, April 10, 2014   6 ─ 8 pm

Join us for Cheese, Wine and Art

 Exhibit Is Open April1st and continues through June 27th

  Art on Park Gallery – 800 Park Avenue – Lake Park, FL

Maxine Schreiber

Maxine Schreiber

 

The Artists of Palm Beach County (APBC), a coalition of professional artists, all residents of Palm Beach County, is happy to announce the Spring Exhibit 2014, which will be on display April 1  – June 27, 2014 in the Art on Park Gallery, 800 Park Avenue, in Lake Park.  An Opening Reception will be held on Thursday evening, April 10th from 6:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m.  Everyone is invited to view and purchase the art as well as enjoy drinks and refreshments at this free event. Purchases at the opening are discounted 10 percent.

 

 

Kilburn

Neil Kilburn

 

 

This juried exhibit, presents the work of accomplished APBC artists in a variety of mediums including oils, pastels, photography, watercolors and mixed media. Among the works are impressive Chinese watercolors by Neil Kilburn, who will be teaching a watercolor class in the gallery in May.  (The date will soon be announced).

 

Debbie Lee Mostel

Debbie Lee Mostel

 

 

 

The featured artist of the exhibit is Maxine Schreiber.  The gallery is happy to have her lush Florida scenes hanging in the front window. Other artists in the exhibit are Norman Berman, Elsebeth Lauge Grue, Tyler Hazelwood, Patricia Levey, Debbie Lee Mostel, Pamela Acheson Myers, Bobbi Pugliese, Jim Rigg, Alvaro Rojas, Marilyn Samwick and Ebba Tinwin.

 

 

Myers

Pamela Acheson Myers

 

In addition to the current exhibit, the gallery is now the studio home for twelve talented resident artists: Sheree Blum, BJ Collister, Naomi Cordero, Lynda Donigan, Joseph Friedman, Jeff Lucas, Frances Lynn, Henry Mistretta, John Vincent Palozzi, Brian Rosen, Dorothy Sandlin and Dick Yosinoff. Their powerful artwork covers the walls around the perimeter of the gallery and will be on display at the opening reception.  All work is available for purchase. Cash, checks, and credit cards are accepted. Regular gallery hours are Monday through Saturday from 12:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m.  For directions or other gallery information, call 561-345-2842 or visit  www.artistsofpalmbeachcounty.com

 

 

Norman Berman

Norman Berman

 

 You’re Invited: April General Meeting

 
On Monday April 14, 2014 at 7:00 p.m. Artists of Palm Beach County (APBC) member Betty Wilson will host the General Meeting of APBC at the Artisans on the Ave Gallery located at 630 Lake Avenue in historic downtown Lake Worth. Artisans – a division of the Craft Gallery – opened in January.
Betty Wilson

Betty Wilson

In 1981, Betty Wilson started The Craft Gallery on Dixie Highway in West Palm Beach.  Since then the glass fusion artist and art community organizer has been creating gallery and studio spaces that are havens for local artists.  Linda Manganaro, an accomplished mixed media artist, has joined Betty in opening this new gallery in Lake Worth.  They have filled the space with beautiful and interesting 2 and 3-dimensional artworks by established and emerging local artists.
Betty Wilson (Photo by Durga Garcia)

Betty Wilson (Photo by Durga Garcia)

Enjoy an evening viewing art and socializing with the members of the art community. Artists are encouraged to bring a work of art for sharing/critique as well as refreshments to share with the group. Admission is free for members of APBC, but the general public is invited to attend the event for a $5.00 admission fee.  Payment will be collected at the door and will be applied towards the APBC membership fee, if one wishes to join at the meeting.
For more information call 561- 582-3300.

 

WHY BECOME A MEMBER?

 

• Network with local artists

• Exhibit work in Art on Park Gallery 

• Participate in events that bring artists together

• Show work in other local venues

• Teach classes at Art on Park

• Opportunity to purchase a member artists’ page on website

• Benefit from APBC’s marketing and promotion  

 

  • We are a coalition of artists for artists of all disciplines. We welcome artists of all genres at our monthly sharing meetings which are held at various locations throughout Palm Beach County on the second Monday of each month.

 

  • APBC sponsors special events and exhibitions and co-produces events with other community organizations.  APBC was founded in 2006 and incorporated as a not-for-profit 501c3 entity.

 

Our membership dues are only $50 per year. Membership is valid for one year from the date you join. Your dues can only be paid on-line using a credit card (via Paypal).    To join, click here.     www.ArtistsofPalmBeachCounty.org

 

For more information about the Gallery and activities, please visit:

 

 

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561-537-0291

Jeepers, Peepers! Don’t Miss This Exhibit! Entries still being Accepted!

Peeps, those gooey marshmallow chick and bunny treats, are a decades old tradition at Easter.  Within the last twenty years, PEEPS have become a yearly “pun” artistic movement, with displays and exhibits taking place all over the nation. Clay Glass Metal Stone Gallery in downtown Lake Worth, has been part of this tradition for five years.  This year the exhibit will take place from April 4th through April 20th. The opening in April 4th begins at 6PM.  Mulligan’s Restaurant will provide food samplings and FlowSource will provide exciting entertainment as they juggle with fire. Be sure to vote for your favorite entry, as prizes will be awarded.  The Rickie Report shares the details, a retrospective of last year and some sneak peek hints for what you’ll see!

 

 

CLAY GLASS METAL STONE

                                                                       COOPERATIVE GALLERY

Presents:

 

Palm Beach County’s

5th Annual Peeps® Show 

Opening Reception

Friday, April 4th    6-9 PM

Music, Refreshments, Vote for your Favorite Peeps®!!!!

Exhibit runs through April 20th

15 South J Street in Downtown Lake Worth

 

 

Pat and Bob Born with 2013 winner, "Picking the Peep"

Pat and Bob Born with 2013 winner, “College of Peeps picking the Pope (Peep)” (Cardinals) by Sid Walesh

 

Last year, the Peeps®  Show was honored to have Bob Born as one of its judges. Born, is the inventor of Peeps® and a longtime winter resident of Palm Beach County.  Each year the gallery awards five prizes to non-gallery participants in the show. This year, top prize will be $100 and judged by a local Lake Worth celebrity.  The additional four prizes will be judged by the public.  Each visitor will be given one token to be placed in a cup by his/her favorite Peeps®  display.  The top four winners will receive prizes from the Peeps®  Company.

 

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Karen McGovern created “The Life of Peep” for the 2013 exhibit. An associate of Ang Lee, (Life of Pi,) saw the exhibit and had it shipped to Lee.  2013’s top prize went to the college of Peeps® (Cardinal’s), shown inside the Sistine Chapel, and created by artist Sid Walesh.

 

"A Wolf in Peeps Clothing"

“A Wolf in Peeps Clothing”

 

This year, watch for the “Peeps® Train” which will be circling part of the gallery.  The show is expected to include many Peeps® celebrity appearances, Peeps® fairy tale puns, Peeps® Rose being inducted into the Hall of Fame, Amelia Peeps® Island, Dr. Peepers, Chick Magnet,Peeps® jewelry, Peeps® tasty, gooey treats and much more!

 

"Sgt. Peepers Lonely Hearts Club Band"

“Sgt. Peepers Lonely Hearts Club Band”

 

Visitors to this exhibit come from as far as Ethiopia, London, Miami and California. For those who could not get enough or the 2013 exhibit, a blog was created:  cgmspeeps@blogspot.com. All of the exhibits from this year’s show will be added to the blog.

FlowSource

FlowSource

 

FlowSource, street performers who juggle, use hula hoops (with lights and fire), stilt walk, paint and recite poetry, will be entertaining under tents outside the gallery.  Mulligan’s restaurant, from the Lake Worth Beach Casino, will be under its own tent, outside the gallery, passing out samples of food to Peeps®  visitors.

Flow Source

Flow Source

 

The public is welcome to submit entries to this fun exhibit.  Contact  Joyce@flamingoclaystudio.org for an entry application.  No exhibit will be turned away.  The Gallery wants as many as possible to join in the fun.

 

ClayGlassMetalStone Cooperative Gallery is sponsored by the Flamingo Clay Studio, a non-profit arts organization whose mission is to provide affordable studio and gallery space for three-dimensional artists.  The gallery is located at 15 South J Street in downtown Lake Worth. Hours are Sunday thru Tuesday, 10AM-5PM. Wednesday thru Saturday, 10AM-10PM.   Gallery openings are the first and third Friday of each month from 6-9 PM with many special events in-between.  For information call Joyce Brown-215-205-9441 or  JCLay6@aol.com.  Gallery phone: 561-588-8344.

 

 

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