Benzaiten Center For Creative Arts Announces “Glasstronomique” Gala

How many Galas are casual? How many are held in a 14,000, square foot Historic FEC Train Depot building? How many Galas have glass blowing, flame working, and fusing demonstrations going on during the cocktail hour???  Honoring their namesake, the Oriental Goddess, “Benzaiten”, it will be an Asian inspired affair with some of the guests opting to come in costume.  Benzaiten Center for Creative Arts will have great live entertainers besides all their staff, who will be performing live glass demos and a lovely sit-down-dinner. All funds raised by the Gala will help pay for  ‘Children’s Programming,’  ‘Scholarship Programming,’ and Benzaiten’s continuing mission of providing professional services to the artists in our community.  The Rickie Report shares the details and urges you to make your reservations now for this April 8th event!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Our 3rd Annual Benzaiten Center for Creative Arts Gala

“GLASSTRONOMIQUE”

A Night of Asian Delights

Saturday, April 8th

6pm – 10pm

Casual Dress or Oriental Costume
$250

 

1105 2nd Avenue South    Lake Worth, FL

Do not use GPS

Exit I-95 go East and Turn Left at Kwik Stop at South F Street
Then Turn Right on 2nd Avenue South to Valet Parking

 

 

For more information about this event, classes, workshops, tours and volunteering:

www.benzaitencenter.org

Hours:

Tuesday through Saturday: 10:00 AM – 5:00 PM

Closed: Sundays and Mondays

Classes & Large Group Tours by appointment.

Please call 561.508.7315 for more information.

 

 

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Rickie Leiter, Publisher

Rickie@therickiereport.com   561-537-0291

17019 SW Sapri Way   Port St. Lucie, FL 34986

A Call For Artists To Join 12 Current Resident Artist In West Village of Lake Worth – Only 4 Openings Remain

The Rickie Report shares this Call for Artists to join 12 current resident artists in the West Village of Lake Worth.  There are only 4 remaining spots available from a total of 8 new live/work townhomes that are coming to the West Village, to be sold to artists. Each townhome includes street level studio space with attached garage, 2 bedrooms and 2 ½ baths. Delivery is planned for Early 2018.  We share the details here and contact information.  This is an amazing opportunity!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Visit www.artloftslw.com for floor plans, renderings and applications.

 

For questions you may call Michael Pecar at Neighborhood Renaissance, Inc., 561-832-6776 x100.

Michael Pecar
Real Estate Development Director
Neighborhood Renaissance, Inc.
cell (305) 401-7405

 

 

 

 

 

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Rickie Leiter, Publisher

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Pam Ayres’ Paintings Featured At Juno Beach Town Center Gallery For SOLO Exhibition Through April 18

The Friends of the Arts of Juno Beach present Pamela J. Ayres, “The Colors of Florida”, recent paintings.  Open now through April 18th, 2017, the public is invited to see the most colorful work of this award-winning fine artist.  Over 30 works are on display at the Juno Beach Town Center.  The Rickie Report shares the details and some sneak peeks.  

 

 

 

Friends of the Arts

Town Center  

340 Ocean Drive    Juno Beach, FL

 

Welcomes The Public To:

“The Colors of Florida”

Paintings by Pamela Ayres

 

 

Free and Open to the Public

Gallery Hours:

Monday through Friday  8 am – 5 pm

 

 

“Seagulls and Snowbirds” by Pamela J. Ayres

 

 

The public is invited to see the most colorful work on one of Florida’s accomplished artists, Pamela J. Ayres now through April 18th, 2017.  This exciting exhibit of 30 original oil and acrylic paintings is on display at the Juno Beach Town Center from Monday through Friday from 8 am – 5 pm.

 

 

“Prismatic Performance” by Pamela J. Ayres

 

 

Pamela who was born in Minneapolis, MN is an avid painter working in oil and acrylic plein air as well as in her studio.  She travels and paints with other accomplished outdoor artists from California to Florida, applying fresh color and energetic strokes to her works.  Intrigued by the effects of light, temperature and color relationships, Pamela is continuously discovering new ways of interpreting nature’s beauty onto her canvases.

 

 

“Taking Off” by Pamela J. Ayres

 

 

 

In addition to her current exhibit, Pamela has been accepted into numerous juried shows and has taken awards.  She maintains memberships with the Lighthouse ArtCenter Guild, Plein Air Palm Beach, North County Art Association, the American Impressionist Society, Oil Painters of America and the Laguna Plein Air Painters Association.

“Riverbend Social” by Pamela J. Ayers

 

 

Pamela tells The Rickie Report, “I am compelled to express the way light dances off the scenery of our everyday lives.  Whether painting from life in my studio or outdoors on location, I try to convey the emotion of what I am experiencing at that particular moment.  My goal is to delight the eyes of the viewer by inviting them into the scene of the painting itself.”

 

“Same But Different” by Pamela J. Ayres

 

 

“By using vivid color, interesting forms and animated brushwork, I hope to involve and entertain others.  For me, painting is a way of reaching out to people.  I love capturing a fleeting glimpse that perhaps other haven’t seen…I feel it just shouldn’t be missed!  I want to share the underlying message that might be humorous in nature or important to our humanity”.

 

 

Pamela J. Ayres

 

 

Most recently, Pamela won an award at Delray Beach Plein Air Fun Fest.  Previous exhibits include: Cultural Council of Palm Beach County, Lighthouse ArtCenter, Northwood University, Cornell Museum, Arthur R. Marshall Loxahatchee National Wildlife Refuge, Eissey Theater Gallery, Palm Beach International Airport Art in Public Places, Jupiter Recreation Center Art Gallery, Naples Art Association Von Liebig Art Center, Paint The Beach Plein Air Festival Ft. Myers Beach Art Association, Multilingual Language/Cultural Society, Coral Springs Museum of Art, Armory Art Center, and the Randy Higbee Gallery in Costa Mesa CA.

 

 

In addition to this exhibition, Pamela maintains a studio at:

The Village Art Studios    377  Tequesta Drive  in Tequesta, FL 33469.

For more information please visit:  www.payresart.com

or email: payresart@gmail.com

 

 

 

 

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McMow Art Glass Announces Spring And Summer Classes, Special Trips And Workshops For All Levels

McMow Art Glass takes pride in teaching exciting, technique oriented art glass classes! The Rickie Report shares the details of upcoming Spring and Summer classes, specialty workshops and an intimate visit to the Boca Museum of Art for the “Glasstress Exhibition”.  There is something for every level of glass artist, including art lovers!

 

 

 

 

701 N Dixie Hwy,     Lake Worth, Florida 33460

(561) 585-9011     www.mcmow.com

 

 

 

Join us for our Art Glass Classes TODAY!

SPRING-SUMMER BEGINNER & INTERMEDIATE STAINED GLASS

BEGINNER’S STAINED GLASS CLASSES:

Tuesday, March 7th – March 28th from 5:30 – 8:30pm

Saturday, March 25th – April 15th from 12pm – 3pm

Tuesday, April 4th – April 25th from 5:30 – 8:30pm

Saturday, April 29th – May 20th from 12:00-3:00pm

 

INTERMEDIATE STAINED GLASS CLASSES:

Tuesday, March 21st – April 18th from 6-9pm (Available for registration on 3/3/17)

Wednesday, March 22nd – April 19th from 6-9pm (Available for registration on 3/3/17)

Thursday, March 23rd – April 20th from 1-4pm (Available for registration on 3/3/17)

NEW! Thursday, March 23rd – April 20th from 6-9pm (Available for registration on 3/3/17)

 

SPRING-SUMMER 2017 SPECIALTY CLASSES
MARCH-JUNE
MARCH:

INTRODUCTION TO FUSING
Wednesday March 1st 6:30-8:30pm $95.00 *Beginner Level*

Gain elementary knowledge of kiln formed glass in this two hour course. Fundamental fusing terminology, techniques, and principles will be covered. The class begins with a lecture and remaining time is spent creating a set of four fused glass coasters. This is an entry level fused glass class, no experience is necessary. After completing this class, students will be eligible to register for our intermediate level fusing classes. All materials are included.

BEGINNER MOSAICS w/Taylor
Saturday March 5th 9am-3pm $150.00 *Beginner Level*

Create a beautiful mosaic glass piece of art in this one day class. The class will work together to design unique compositions as well as learn the process of mosaic glass cutting technique, adhesives and grouting. This unique technique will get you excited about all the possibilities the glass arts have to offer! Includes all materials.

COMPREHENSIVE CUTTING COURSE
Wednesday March 8th 6-9pm $85.00 *Beginner Level*

In this three hour course Phil will teach students about different cutting & breaking tools, how to cut glass, and the dos & don’ts of cutting glass. The class will end with a brief overview of a helpful cutting tool, The Morton System. This class is perfect for students who have taken an entry level fusing, mosaic, or stained glass class and are looking to improve or brush up on cutting skills. After taking this course, students should be comfortable enough with cutting to start working on pieces on their own. A 15% discount will be offered on cutting tools!

 

 

 

NEW BULL-CHIPPING & FUSING w/Phil
Saturday March 11th 9am-3pm $175.00 *Experience Required *

Learn three techniques to create one incredible art glass design! Learn the art of FUSING, SANDBLASTING & GLUECHIPPING alongside McMow Master, Phil Materio. Never-before taught – this class will fill up fast! All materials included. Previous kiln-forming knowledge and cutting skills are required for this class.

 

 

 

GLACIER GLASS
Wednesday March 15th 6:30-8:30pm $95.00 *Beginner Level*

This is going to be a fun one! Learn how to create this unique look as Patti walks your though the secrets of Glacier Glass. This fusing technique is great way to use clear scrap glass – which we all have!

 

 

 

NEW MOSAIC STEPPING STONES w/Taylor
Saturday March 18th 9am-3pm $150.00 *Beginner Level*

Dimensional, art glass mosaic for Beginners!!!! All materials included.

TASTE OF FUSING
Wednesday March 22nd 6:30-8:30pm $75.00 *Beginner Level*

In this two hour session participants will learn about the basics of glass fusing, and work with a variety of glass materials including glass frits, powders, and stringers. You will complete your very own fused glass coaster. Each piece will be a one-of-a-kind functional piece of art. The completed fired pieces will be available for pick-up the following week. All materials are included

 

 

 

PROFESSIONAL CAMING with McMow Master Jurgen – THIS ONE SELLS OUT FAST!
Saturday March 25th 9am-3pm $150.00 *Experience Required*

If you are an intermediate student looking to take your work larger OR create professional looking panels, then this class is for you! With more than 30 years of experience, Jurgen will walk you through this ancient process step-by-step. Glass and came is supplied, but you will need to bring your stained glass tools. Leave the class knowing the techniques of Old World Masters and with your very own leaded panel. This is an intermediate level stained glass class; students must be proficient in cutting & soldering techniques. Additional tools may need to be purchased.

 

 

EXPERIMENTING WITH BULLSEYE GLASS: Reactive Potential
Saturday March 28th 6:30-8:30pm $95.00 *Experience Required*

Learn to harness the reactive potential of Bullseye glass! Bullseye glasses are made with a variety of basic chemistries. When some of the glasses are combined with one another or with certain metal foils, the chemistries interact and produce special effects. Reactive effects can range from subtle to dramatic and can prove quite versatile in art and design. Learn more about the basic chemistries behind these effects and how to harness (or prevent) them to enhance your work. In this class you will study an extensive collection of samples and finished works and will make your own samples, using many forms of glass and foils. Basic glass cutting skills and kiln-forming experience. All materials and kiln firings included.

APRIL:

LET’S GET 3-DIMENSIONAL!!!! Take your art glass to the next level with these 3-D techniques

NEW Saturday, April 1st – STAINED GLASS FLOWER VASES with Faith 9am-3pm $75.00 *Copper-Foil Technique Required*

 

 

 

Create a beautiful, functional piece of art in this one day class. Learn how to take your copper foil art three-dimensional and apply this technique to future projects. Faith will guide you through this process with ease! All materials are included! Basic copper-foil technique is required including cutting, foiling and soldering.

Wednesday April 5th INTRODUCTION TO FUSING 6:30-8:30pm $75.00 *Beginner Level*

Gain elementary knowledge of kiln formed glass in this two hour course. Fundamental fusing terminology, techniques, and principles will be covered. The class begins with a lecture and remaining time is spent creating a set of four fused glass coasters. This is an entry level fused glass class, no experience is necessary. After completing this class, students will be eligible to register for our intermediate level fusing classes. All materials are included.

Saturday April 8th FOILING AND SOLDERING LAB with Faith 10am-12pm $25.00 *Beginner Level*

In this two-hour lab learn how to perfect your foiling and soldering technique. This lab is perfect for beginner as well as intermediate level students looking to take their copper foil skill level up a notch! This lab is a watch and learn experience.

 

NEW Wednesday April 12 TRICKS WITH TRANSPARENCIES with Patti 6:30-8:30pm $95.00 *Beginner Level*

In this class students will create two 8” X 8” Dishes learning a variety of unique techniques to utilize Bullseye transparent glass. Among other skills – students will learn how to dilute dark, transparent glass to create work with bright, vibrant colors. Please note: McMow Art Glass learned this technique from Helios Glass Studio, and is excited to share it with you!

Saturday April 15th & April 22nd KILNCASTING with Phil & Faith 9am-3pm $350.00 *Beginner Fusing Experience Encouraged*

Two Day Course 9am – 3pm

– 30 minute lunch break

In this intermediate to advanced level class, students create three-dimensional glass sculptures. Students learn the process of casting glass from two highly skilled instructors who walk you step-by-step through the mold making and glass firing processes. A wide-variety of materials are used included glass billets, frits, powders and hand pulled stringers. Students will leave with in-depth knowledge of the glass arts and mold making. Beginning level fused glass is encouraged. Students must wear closed toe shoes.

NEW Wednesday, April 19th KILNCARVING with Phil at the Armory Arts Center 6-9pm $65 *Beginner Level*
TO REGISTER PLEASE CONTACT The Armory Arts Center at: 832-1776

 

 

Interested in glass fusing?? This is the perfect way to try a new art form, while learning from a master! An introduction to kiln carving and slumping. If you are already fusing – add this exciting technique to your skill set! Create your designs and patterns using simple materials to create contours and textures into the glass Firing takes place after the workshop, so your finished piece will be available for pickup a few days after class. No previous experience necessary.

 

Saturday April 22nd KILNCASTING with Phil 9am-3pm $350.00 *Experience Required* this is a two-part class. PLEASE SEE ABOVE TO Saturday April 15th FOR DETAILS

 

 

Wednesday April 26th STAINED GLASS WINDCHIMES with/ Patti 6:30-8:30pm $65.00 *Copper-Foil Technique Required*

A fun way to use all of that left over scrap glass you have laying around! Create a beautiful wind chime in this make it and take it class – perfect for gift giving! All materials included.

NEW Friday April 28th – GLASSTRESS EXHIBITION at the Boca Museum of Art 10am Enjoy a Docent Led Tour! $10

 

About Glassstress: Part of a new curatorial initiative to examine areas traditionally considered ‘craft,’ but which present alternative mediums of increasing interest to contemporary artists, Glasstress features 25-30 glass installations created by contemporary artists from around the world in collaboration with the international organization Glasstress, Venice and the master glass artisans of Berengo Studio, Murano. The results challenge our notion of glass as a ‘beautiful’ material and encourage us to explore the bold, political, and sometimes less than pristine aspects of the medium. Works included in the Glasstress Boca Raton exhibition incorporate performance, video, interactive media, design, and even video games, and delve into substantial content, from race, identity, and colonialism to themes of science and nature and issues of biological diversity, global hunger, and climate change

NEW Saturday April 29th COLOUR DE VERRE –Fused Glass Boxes w/ Special Guest Irene 9am-12pm $150.00 *Beginner Level*

Merging the age-old art of glass casting with modern technology and contemporary design, Colour de Verre molds can be filled with glass powders, pate de verre, glass frits, or cut sheet glass. In this class students will create stunning 3-dimensional Colour de Verre cast box. Even better – the class includes the Colour de Verre mold so you can continue to create with this unique technique. All materials and firings included. No experience necessary!About Irene: Irene has working as a glass artist for the past12 years and owns Palm Beach Smashing Glass. Her art glass has been shown in numerous galleries here and around Florida. Her creations include both fused and cast glass sculptures, jewelry, Judaiica, and items for the home.

MAY:

Don’t Miss the MOST EXCITING Event of the Year GLASS QUEST 2017!

 

Wednesday May 3rd INTRODUCTION TO FUSING 6:30-8:30pm $75.00 *Beginner Level*

 

Gain elementary knowledge of kiln formed glass in this two hour course. Fundamental fusing terminology, techniques, and principles will be covered. The class begins with a lecture and remaining time is spent creating a set of four fused glass coasters. This is an entry level fused glass class, no experience is necessary. After completing this class, students will be eligible to register for our intermediate level fusing classes. All materials are included.

NEW Saturday May 6th PUDDLE & DICHRO JEWELRY TECHNIQUE w/ Patti 9am-3pm $150.00 *Beginner
Level*

 

 


In this full-day students will learn a multitude of jewelry design techniques that can be achieved using dichroic glass, as well as NEW puddle glass cabochon technique! The instructor will demonstrate techniques such as reverse etching, using a dremmel tool, and decal application. A variety of methods for making your fused dichroic and puddle glass pieces wearable will be covered as well. Students will create four pendants. All materials are included. Introductory level fusing knowledge is encouraged.

Wednesday May 10th COMPREHENSIVE CUTTING COURSE 6-9pm $85.00 *Beginner Level*

In this three hour course Phil will teach students about different cutting & breaking tools, how to cut glass, and the dos & don’ts of cutting glass. The class will end with a brief overview of a helpful cutting tool, The Morton System. This class is perfect for students who have taken an entry level fusing, mosaic, or stained glass class and are looking to improve or brush up on cutting skills. After taking this course, students should be comfortable enough with cutting to start working on pieces on their own. A 15% discount will be offered on cutting tools!

NEW Saturday May 13th REVERSE METHOD MOSAICS w/Special Guest Debbie Davis 9am-3pm $150.00 *Beginner Level*

This class is an introduction to a reverse method of mosaics which uses tape instead of gluing each piece separately. This method allows for more versatility and a cleaner application. The gluing takes place at the completion of the project. This workshop is open to beginner and intermediate levels.

 

About Debbie Davis: Davis is a mosaic artist from North Palm Beach, Florida. She was recently accepting as an emerging artist at Artigras 2017. She has trained with several well-known mosaic artists, but is mostly self-taught, drawing from the inspiration of Antoni Gaudí, and other great mosaic artists of the past. Through her art, Debbie would like to inspire others to express passion, love and simplicity in all they do.

Saturday May 20th INTERMEDIATE FUSED GLASS 9am-3pm $150.00 *Experience Required*

 


Take your fused glass skills to the next level in this full day course! Cutting techniques, kiln preparation, firing schedules, and compatibility & COE are just a few of the necessary fusing concepts that will be covered. Students are encouraged to focus on, and consider design when creating their choice of a fused & slumped plate or sushi platter. Introduction to Fused Glass (or equivalent) is a prerequisite. All materials are included.

NEW: May 26th, 27th, 28th, 2017: GLASS QUEST 2017

 

 

 

Join your fellow ART GLASS enthusiasts for the opportunity of a lifetime at GLASS QUEST 2017.
Enjoy a weekend of education, inspiration and engagement for glass enthusiasts of all types. Incredible networking opportunities, as well as overall engagement in the evolving world of art glass education & advocacy! Meet & partner with other glass artists as we push the boundaries of Glass as a Contemporary Art Form! LAUNCHING: May 26th, 27th, 28th, 2017 in beautiful downtown West Palm Beach, Florida.

Register Today at: www.Glassquest2017.eventbrite.com

JUNE:

NEW NEW NEW: New Labs & Classes Below!!!!

 

NEW Saturday June 3rd LAB: Finishing Techniques for Art Glass Projects w/Patti 10am-12pm $25*Beginner Level*

Tired of the same old expensive glass stands and displays? In this workshop, we will demonstrate methods to create your own displays for your work with readily available materials and a little imagination. The possibilities are limitless and will allow you to take your pieces to the professional level!

Wednesday June 7th INTRODUCTION TO FUSED GLASS 6:30-8:30pm $95.00 *Beginner Level*

 

Gain elementary knowledge of kiln formed glass in this two hour course. Fundamental fusing terminology, techniques, and principles will be covered. The class begins with a lecture and remaining time is spent creating a set of four fused glass coasters. This is an entry level fused glass class, no experience is necessary. After completing this class, students will be eligible to register for our intermediate level fusing classes. All materials are included.

NEW Saturday June 10th DEMO DAY! Cold Working Techniques w/Phil Free! 10am-12pm *Beginner Level*

In this FREE demonstration, participants will learn how to safely use a variety of coldworking tools to shape and bevel the edges of a fused glass piece, as well as how to sand and grind the top and bottom surfaces of a kilnformed object. Students will be introduced to the tile saw, belt sander, lap wheel, angle grinder, loose grit, lathe, diamond hand laps and sandblaster. The demo will also include a discussion on the effects of fire polishing coldworked surfaces.

 

Wednesday June 14th DOTS & STRIPES Fusing with Rods 6:30-8:30pm $75.00 *Beginner Level*

 

 


Explore a new form of glass: rods! In this two-hour project-based class, you’ll work with a huge palette of opalescent sheet glass and rods to create two stylish square plates, one with stripes and another with dots. Your plates will be fired after class and available for pick-up a few days later. All materials and kiln firings included.

NEW Wednesday, June 14th KILNCARVING with Phil at the Armory Arts Center 6-9pm $65 *Beginner Level*

Interested in glass fusing?? This is the perfect way to try a new art form, while learning from a master! An introduction to kiln carving and slumping. If you are already fusing – add this exciting technique to your skill set! Create your designs and patterns using simple materials to create contours and textures into the glass. Firing takes place after the workshop, so your finished piece will be available for pickup a few days after class. No previous experience necessary.

NEW Saturday June 17th MASTERING THE MASTERS in Fusion: Pollock & Matisse w/ Patti 9am-3pm $150 *Cutting Experience Required*

 

Do you love the Masters? In this class, you will learn how to turn selected Matisse painted gouache cutouts into a workable glass pattern to cut and create your own masterpiece, and play with the techniques required to turn a Pollock canvas into a fused glass abstract impressionist drip painting. Cutting experience required.

Wednesday June 28th & Wednesday July 5th INTRODUCTION TO PATE DE VERRE w/ Phil 6pm-9pm $250 this is a Two-Part Course *Beginner Fusing Experience Required*

 

 


Learn the basics of pâte de verre from start to finish while making a thin-walled, kilnformed bowl in this hands-on workshop. (The term literally means “paste of glass” in French.) Make a plaster silica mold from a model, pack it with glass, fire it, then divest and finish it. Students will have access to a broad palette of colored frit and samples to help predict and understand fired qualities. Demonstrations will include various techniques of working with glass powders against the mold, working with color reactions, as well as how to back-fill a packed mold to support the walls of the piece during firing. No prerequisites

Saturday June 24th INTERMEDIATE FUSED GLASS w/ Patti 9am-3pm $150.00 *Experience Required*

Take your fused glass skills to the next level in this full day course! Cutting techniques, kiln preparation, firing schedules, and compatibility & COE are just a few of the necessary fusing concepts that will be covered. Students are encouraged to focus on, and consider design when creating their choice of a fused & slumped plate or sushi platter. Introduction to Fused Glass (or equivalent) is a prerequisite. All materials are included.

 

 

 

For more information:

McMow Art Glass, Inc
561-585-9011    Fax: 561-586-2292

www.mcmow.com   www.facebook.com/mcmowartglass

Office Hours:
Wednesday- Friday 9:00 am – 4:30 pm
Tuesday – 9:00 am – 8:30 pm
Saturday – 9:00 a.m – 3:00 p.m.
Sunday-Monday – Closed

 

 

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

 

Art Synergy/Art Forms Features 15 Artists At Art Boca Raton’s International Art Fair

Art Synergy/Art Forms is proud and excited to be a part of Art Boca Raton for the second year.  Over 50 artists applied and were juried by James Lancel McElhinney, a renowned artist, writer, and curator from New York. Fifteen artists were selected to exhibit in Art Synergy/Art Forms.  The public is invited to this International Contemporary Art Fair March 16, 17, and 18th at the International Pavilion of the Palm Beaches at the Research Park on the grounds of Florida Atlantic University. The Rickie Report shares the details and some sneak peeks!

 

 

 

 

 

March 16 – 18, 2017

Join Us at Boca Raton’s Collector’s Reception
March 16 – 17,  5 – 7 pm

 

International galleries will be exhibiting modern, contemporary and emerging art on

March 16-18, 11 am-7 pm

March 19, 11 am-6 pm

Location:
International Pavilion of the Palm Beaches

at the Research Park

on the grounds of Florida Atlantic University

3450 NW 8th Avenue    Boca Raton, FL 33431

Parking:

Valet parking and free self parking are available.

 

“Don’t Bet On It” by Laura Ann Jacobs

 

The Art Synergy/Art Forms artists:

Robert Schwartzman

Tony Khawam

Adriano Ficarelli

Silvia Riquezes

Laura Ann Jacobs

Ericka Cespedes

Vicki Siegel

Zbigniew Kijak

Judith Shah

Eileen Shaloum

Deborah LaFogg

Elayna Toby Singer

Michael D’Amato

Heather Sisk

 

“The Donald” by Zbigniew Kijak

 

 

 

Art Boca Raton returns to the Research Park at FAU for its second edition. This dynamic contemporary art fair from the organizers of Art Palm Beach offers collectors a new approach to collecting fine art. Art Synergy is a 501(c)(3) art organization.

 

 

“Wired” by Vicki Siegel

 

Juror’s Statement: March 3, 2017

Sir Alec Issigonis is said to have defined a camel as a horse, designed by committee. Exhibition curators assemble bodies of work, while juried shows are selected from bodies of work the juror did not assemble. The challenge then is to find some kind of hypothetical logic that would allow the juror to create a selection that might have been curated.

In today’s world, polemics of style or taxonomies of media have passed their sell-by date. In the digital age, objects created to engage the viewer and stimulate a response find sudden unity in sharing the distinction of physicality. The question becomes not just one of craft, or even of originality, but how thoughtfully the artwork manifests a sense of purpose, generates an encounter, and delivers an experience. My selection focused on works engaged less in exposition, and more in exploring processes associated with close scrutiny, travel, gender, identity, crisis, sexuality,and mass-media. It was a pleasure to spend time with all of the entries, and equally difficult to narrow the selection from fifty to fifteen—the limit set for accepted entries. My hope is these selections will benefit from their dialogue.

–James Lancel McElhinney
http://mcelhinneyart.com

 

“Untitled” by Heather Sisk

 

 

For more information about Art Synergy:

www.artsynergy.org

 

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

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13th Annual Coral Springs Festival Of Arts and Crafts Returns March 18 – 19

A celebration of every medium of art is taking place March 18 – 19 during the 13th 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, the Festival of the Arts and Crafts features life-size sculptures, spectacular paintings, one-of-a-kind jewels, photography, ceramics, and more during the free, outdoor event. This Howard Alan produced Festival also includes a separate Craft Festival with a full Green Market as well as live cultural entertainment.  The Rickie Report shares the details and some sneak peeks!

 

 

 

 

 

 

13th Annual

Coral Springs Festival of the Arts and Crafts

Saturday, March 18 and Sunday, March 19

 

10 am to 5 pm

The Walk of Coral Springs

Navigational Address: 2874 N. University Drive, FL 33065

Free and open to the public

 

Coral Springs Festival of the Arts and Crafts

 

Presented by Howard Alan Events (HAE), producer of the nation’s finest juried art shows, and American Craft Endeavors, the 13th Annual Coral Springs Festival of the Arts and Crafts represents original artwork, handmade in America and selected by an independent panel of expert judges from hundreds of applicants. HAE’s careful vetting process also ensures a wide array of mediums and price ranges will be offered during the Festival. Visitors will have the chance to meet with the artists and artisans and discover the process and inspiration behind each handmade piece. Family friendly, the outdoor event also welcomes friendly pets on leashes.

 

 

 

Debra Baraoidan’s mixed-media mosaic “Barnacle Turtles”

 

 

FESTIVAL AT-A-GLANCE:

• Juried, first-class outdoor art gallery showcasing local and national artists
• Vetted, affordable craft items
• Original handmade artwork
• More than 150 artists and artisans from 30 different states
• 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
• Craft festival featuring greenmarket
• Pets on leashes welcome
• Free parking and live entertainment

 

Antwan Ramar’s “Glistening River”


 

 

About Howard Alan Events, Inc.:
Howard Alan Events, 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, the 33-years established company has overseen art festivals in such noted cities as Alexandria, VA; Aspen, CO; Sarasota, FL; Fort Lauderdale, FL and 40 other destination markets in the nation.

 

 

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 Downtown Dunedin Art and Craft Festivals (Dunedin, 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 13th Annual Coral Springs Festival of the Arts and Crafts and other Howard Alan Events art shows across the country, visit www.artfestival.com or call 561-746-6615.

 

 

 

 

 

 

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3rd Annual ‘Collaborations and Mixed Media’ A Charitable Art Exhibition At Center For Creative Education

40+ Artists will exhibit a full range of artwork mediums in this third installment of ‘Collaborations and Mixed Media’ charitable art exhibition. The Opening Night Extravaganza!  is set for Saturday, March 18, 2017.  Collaborative works will be highlighted and will show alongside paintings, photography, sculptures, watercolor, and works of mixed media. The Rickie Report shares some sneak peeks and all the details here.  The Exhibition continues through April 22nd.

 

 

 

425 24th Street   W.Palm Beach, FL 33407

 

 

 

P R E S E N T S :

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Opening Night Extravaganza!

Saturday, March 18, 2017

 6:00 – 8:30 pm

$10.00 Entry

(Support the charitable mission of the Center for Creative Education)

Live Art!

Car Show!

DJ Cole Rippe!

Tito’s and Whole Foods!

Featuring Dudali by Béju!

 

 

 

Special Event Poster by Globe Posters (Baltimore, MD) and the MICA Collection.
http://globeatmica.com/

“Globe promoted the people’s entertainment, including vaudeville, burlesque, movies, circus and carnival acts, and found its groove in the 1960s with posters for top R&B and rock acts like Mavis Staples, Otis Redding, Marvin Gaye and the Beach Boys. Tina Turner called in her own orders. James Brown marked decades of his career with Globe. From Benny Goodman to Jimi Hendrix, from the Temptations to Two Live Crew, Globe Poster printed for hundreds of top music acts…”

– Poster will be available for sale on Opening Night, March 18. Limited Edition print!

 


3D sculpture by Bonnie Goldstein

‘Collaborations and Mixed Media’ runs March 18 to April 22, 2017.
Exhibition is free and open to the public during regular gallery hours:
Tuesday through Saturday – 10am to 5pm.

 

One of A Kind Art by Sandi Pfeifer

 

Artists exhibiting will be from in and around Palm Beach County.  40% of artwork sales to directly benefit the charitable mission of the Center for Creative Education (CCE). CCE’s charitable mission is to empower our students to grow academically, creatively and socially through arts-based education.

 

Handmade Jewelry by Elizabeth Ludviks

 

Opening Night Sponsors and Partners include:
Tito’s Handmade Vodka, Ferrari Club of America – Palm Beach Chapter, Ferrari of Palm Beach, Whole Foods Market, DJ Cole Rippe, West Palm Beach Community Redevelopment Agency, OMYoga, Northwood Village MainStreet, Table 427, Cultural Council of Palm Beach County, Discover The Palm Beaches, Palm Beach County, and Dudali by Béju.

 

 

Mixed Media Art by Joanne Urban and Bonnie Bruner 

 

 

 

For More Information:

Contact: Jonathon Ortiz-Smykla, The Gallery at CCE Manager
jonathono@cceflorida.org | 561-805-9927 | cceflorida.org
425 24th Street, West Palm Beach, FL 33407

 

 

 

 

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Armory Art Center Presents “2017 All Student And All Faculty Show”, Open To The Public With Free Reception On March 17th

The 2017 Armory Faculty Show and the 2017 All Student Show are the Armory Art Center’s biggest exhibitions of the year. Aficionados and supporters of the arts will not want to miss these shows. Both shows open on Friday, March 17th with a Free, Public Reception. The Rickie Report shares the details and a few sneak peeks.   Don’t miss this eclectic array of 2D and 3D artworks!

 

811 Park Place, West Palm Beach, FL 33401

armoryart.org

 

 

 

2017 Armory Art Center

Faculty Showcase / All Student Showcase

 

 

Opening Reception:

Friday, March 17, 2017

6:00 – 8:00 pm

Greenfield Gallery | East Gallery (Faculty)

Montgomery Hall (Student)

EXHIBITIONS ARE FREE AND OPEN TO THE PUBLIC:

Monday – Friday 9 am – 5 pm | Saturday 9 am – 4:00 pm

 

 

 

 

 

Liza Niles, Chief of Education and Exhibitions at the Armory Art Center said,  “The Armory’s annual juried All Student Show and Faculty Show will showcase an eclectic array of two- and three-dimensional artwork by students enrolled in 4 or 8 week classes from 2016 to 2017. Media include printmaking, drawing, painting, sculpture, jewelry, photo, fibers, ceramics, and glass. The revival of the glass department introduced new teachers, courses, and students.”

 

 

 

 

 

 

This year’s juror is Nicole Hickey who started her career in the arts in 2001 at University of Wisconsin Milwaukee’s Union Art Gallery. Moving to Florida in 2005, she worked as Assistant Director at Eaton Fine Art in downtown West Palm Beach for over six years. She currently manages the artist services department at the Cultural Council of Palm Beach County in Lake Worth.

 

 

About The Armory Art Center:

The mission of the Armory Art Center is to inspire the creation and experience of art. The Armory’s vision is to be the leading visual arts education and exhibition center of the Palm Beaches. Housed in a historic art deco building, the Armory provides art classes for students of all ages, exhibitions, art salons, lectures, and special events. Twelve 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.

About the Community Foundation for Palm Beach and Martin Counties:

The Community Foundation for Palm Beach and Martin Counties is one of Florida’s largest community foundations. The nonprofit organization has invested more than $120 million in grants and scholarships over its 43-year history. At its core, the Community Foundation is an organization created with gifts from generous people committed to local causes. For donors, the Foundation serves as a philanthropic advisor. For the community, the Foundation serves as a grant maker and a civic leader. Through the support of its donors and fundholders, the Foundation has been able to address some of the community’s most pressing needs, including hunger, housing and education.

For more information, visit www.yourcommunityfoundation.org.

 

 

 

 

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Artisans On The Ave Features Multi-Media Artist, Bonnie Bruner

Tiny houses are all the rage, as people downsize, but multi-media artist, Bonnie D. Bruner gives us a whole new take at her upcoming exhibition at Artisans On The Ave.  “Small” has large impact with Bonnie’s “Little Houses That Move” and basketry that defies imagination!  The Rickie Report shares the details of the Free, Opening Reception on Friday, March 17th, with a few sneak peeks.

 

 

Artisans On The Ave
630 Lake Avenue   Lake Worth, Florida 33460
561-582-3300

 

 

ARTISANS  ON  THE  AVE  PRESENTS:

 

 

“LITTLE HOUSES on the MOVE”

Featuring

Bonnie D. Bruner

Multi-Media Artist

“Little Houses on the Move”

 

 

Free, Opening  Reception:

 
Friday, March 17, 2017
6:00 – 9:00 PM

This is a free event, refreshments will be served

Gallery Hours:

Open 7 days a week
Monday thru Saturday 11am – 9pm
Sunday 11am – 6pm

 

 

“Tiny House” by Bonnie D. Bruner

 

 

 

Bonnie was inspired to create little clay houses with wheels, from the renewed interest in tiny homes. Little houses have always been thought of as cozy, simple and cute. She wanted to capture these feelings with her little clay houses. She added the wooden wheels to add whimsy. Each house has their own individual character and no two houses are alike. Her finished art pieces are truly one of a kind!

 

“Tiny House” by Bonnie Bruner

 

One of Bonnie’s favorite sayings is:
“The little house can hold all things
From which the soul’s contentment springs.
‘Tis all the joys that mortals know,
For mirth and song and that delight
Which make the humblest dwelling bright.”
Edgar A.Guest

 


Bonnie also creates other mixed medium art with creative material!  Her art education began at Miami-Dade State College, where she had the privilege to be professor’s assistant to Duane Hanson who became famous for his distinctive sculptures. After graduating with an A.A. in Art, she moved on to University of Florida.  She completed her B.F.A. studies at Florida Atlantic University and then went on to earn an M.A.E. from Nova Southeastern University.

 

 

 

“Tiny House on wheels” by Bonnie Bruner

 

 

 

When you visit the 3 showrooms within our gallery you will be amazed at the selection of the exquisite art of the 40 artists the gallery features.   Visit this opening night for an evening of fun. Meet the artists!!! View our wonderful art and enjoy yourself!

 

For more information about this exhibit, classes or how to become part of this gallery please call:

 

Artisans On The Ave
Owners: Betty Wilson and Linda Manganaro

561-762-8162   or   561-582-3300

630 Lake Avenue Lake Worth, FL 33460
www.ArtisansOnTheave.com

 

 

 

 

 

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Eli Cedrone, Part Of 4th Annual Plein Air Festival And Will Offer “A Brush With Portugal” Tours

The 4th Annual Plein Air Painting Festival is taking place this week in venues all over Palm Beach County and being centralized at the Lighthouse Art Center in Tequesta.  The Rickie Report introduces Eli Cedrone, one of the award winning juried artists. Eli is offering upcoming international and national workshops to plein air artists and art lovers.  We share the details here, of her “A BRUSH WITH PORTUGAL: Landscape & Figure Painting with Eli Cedrone” plus upcoming workshops that are open to all levels of painters!

 

 

 

Eli Cedrone, Award Winning, Nationally Recognized Plein Air Artist And Instructor

 

 

 

 

Eli Cedrone is a popular workshop instructor in the US and internationally. She has taught in Italy, Bermuda, Florida and the greater Boston area.  She tells The Rickie Report, “I’ve always been influenced by the power of images to express ideas and emotions. Painting is a process of discovery and decision making where disparate elements pull together until the image is clearly expressed. Ultimately my concerns are with the expressive qualities of light captured with paint.”

 

 

Painting of Sintra Castello by Eli Cedrone

 

 

 

A BRUSH WITH PORTUGAL
Landscape & Figure Painting with Eli Cedrone
MAY 6-13, 2017

Join Eli Cedrone’s third workshop with Artful Journeys LLC. It is designed to be a fun, stimulating and stress-free experience for beginners to advanced students. Everything has been carefully organized so all you have to is paint and enjoy the wonderful experience of being in Cascais, Portugal. Painting locations are carefully chosen for scenic beauty and class size is limited for plenty of one-on-one instruction.

 

View of Casias, Portugal

TRIP HIGHLIGHTS:

Explore
Cascais – a resort town on the Atlantic, steeped in history and offering some of the most exquisite natural and architectural sites in the country. It is a place of magic, myths and mystery.
Estoril, the casino town where the character of James Bond was conceived;
Sintra, a town of architectural fantasy.
Visit
The golden, rugged coastline
Sandy beaches
Markets, artisan shops & casinos!
Savor
Sophisticated, gastronomical delights in the restaurants of Cascais
Attend
5 days of painting workshops

 

Albatroz Hotel, Cascais, Portugal

ACCOMMODATIONS:

Albatroz Hotel in Cascais
The Albatroz Hotel is a luxury hotel which sits near the crashing ocean. The Albatroz Hotel is a place of true glamour that rises above the ocean. Each room is unique and individually decorated in their own, unique style, offering guests totally modern up-to-date comfort. Upgrades may be possible.

 

Eli painting on location in Bermuda & Florida

WORKSHOP DETAILS:

 

Media: Oil, watercolors and pastels
Level: All levels
Workshop will focus on:
Understanding and simplifying shapes
Laying down a foundation quickly and confidently
Creating and developing a focal point
Balancing cool and warm colors to create atmospheric perspective

 

“Alehouse” by Eli Cedrone

PAINTING FROM LIFE – The Alla Prima Approach

 

 

“Impressionism, which is essentially the effect of light on color, demands that the artist pay careful attention to how he perceives the natural world. Creating notes of color is much like playing scales on the piano. Seeing correctly is critical to understanding and expressing how light creates color and how color conveys light.”

 

“BDA Railway Trail” by Eli Cedrone

 

 

Eli Cedrone is a nationally recognized artist living in the Boston area. A graduate of the School of Art & Design, (Suffolk University) in Boston, Cedrone studied in Florence, Italy, at the Museum of Fine Arts School and the Academy of Realist Art, Boston. She began her career in Bermuda, at Saatchi & Saatchi Advertising, followed by work as an art director and Illustrator in Laguna Beach, CA. She returned to Boston in 1996 and began her career as a professional artist and instructor.

 

“Arianna” by Eli Cedrone

 

 

Eli has won numerous awards including Portrait Society of America, Oil Painters of America and International Artists. She is the recipient of several residencies and fellowships and has participated in juried invitationals in the US and abroad. Cedrone has attained the level of Copley Master at the Copley Society of Art, Boston. Her work has been featured in Plein Air, Fine Art Connoisseur and International Artist’s Magazine.

 

“Little Italy” by Eli Cedrone

UPCOMING WORKSHOPS:

A Brush with Italy: Painting the Landscape | Fall 2017

The Bermuda Retreat | November 3, 4 & 5, 2017

Making An Emotional Statement with your Paintings| TBA

 

Galleries where Eli Cedrone’s art work can be found include: Waterhouse Gallery, Santa Barbara CA; Cecil Byrne Gallery, Charleston, SC; Charles Fine Arts Gallery, Gloucester, MA; Gallery 117, Bermuda and Antonia, Chatham MA

 

 

For more information about Eli Cedrone: 

https://www.elicedrone.com
https://www.facebook.com/elicedronefineart/

Email: Eli Cedrone Fine Art at artfulhand@comcast.net
Joan Hill at Artful Journeys: joan@artfuljourneysllc.com
To register visit: http://www.artfuljourneysllc.com/a-brush-with-portugal.html

 

For details about the 4th Annual Plein Air Festival:

www.LighthouseArts.org

 

 

 

 

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

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