OSGS Offers Unique Art Exhibition, Art Promenade, Specialty Jewelry Show and a Call for Artists

Evelyn Ortiz Smykla and Jonathon Ortiz-Smykla have been working hard preparing for a spectacular Autumn in Northwood Village at OSGS  Ortiz-Smykla| Gallery Studio.  Their unique art exhibition showcasing the work of folk art visionary, Jimmy Lee Sudduth continues until the end of October.  (Don’t miss it!  You’ll have to go to the Smithsonian to see his work!).   Northwood Village’s Art Promenade, which falls on Halloween, promises to be spooktacular.  Save November  7th for a “Holiday Jewels – Wearable Art” Event and their custom framing is available with a Groupon discount.  The Rickie Report shares all of this plus a CALL to ARTISTS!

 

 

 

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Ortiz-Smykla|Gallery-Studio

 

 

500 Northwood Road   W.Palm Beach, FL

 

 

 

 

Current Special Exhibition at OSGS Gallery:

 

 

"The Barn" by Jimmy Lee Sudduth

“The Barn” by Jimmy Lee Sudduth

Jimmy Lee Sudduth Paintings. We currently have three paintings from the late Jimmy Lee (1910-2007) on loan and on exhibit through the month of October.

http://www.americanart.si.edu/collections/search/artist/?id=5874

 

 

 

OSGS Mural

 

OSGS has finally been provided final approval to move forward with our Mural Project. The Mural itself will be placed on the East facing wall of OSGS Gallery (toward Dixie, along Spruce). OSGS is providing some nice incentives for the winning artist.

 

 

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Previous Murals in the Northwood Village area include:

 

 

Eduardo Mendieta

Mural by Eduardo Mendieta

 

 

 

Mural by Craig McInnis

Mural by Craig McInnis

Mural by Amanda Valdes

Mural by Amanda Valdes

The final process will be Juried by Andrew Brown – http://www.andybrownpaintings.com/

 

 

 

 

“Holiday Jewels — Wearable Art”

Friday November 7th     6:00 PM to 8:00 PM

 

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Take part in a festive evening to help ease the worry of holiday shopping as OSGS presents one-of-a-kind jewelry. Enjoy one-on-one interaction with the Artists, sipping cider, and taking in light music. Featured artists are Claudia Block (New York/Florida), Meryl Lefkovich (Massachusetts) and Elayna Toby Singer (Florida).

 

 

 

 

Claudia Bloch

 

 

Necklace by Claudia Block

Necklace by Claudia Block

 

 

Claudia Bloch is an American artist known for her beaded jewelry designs. Born and raised in New York City, Claudia’s work reflects the fusion of cultures and people she was surrounded by in the invigorating city environment. Inspired by the work of Louise Nevelson, not just for her installations themselves, but for her process of walking the city streets at night, finding what others had discarded to use in the making of her own vision.

 

 

Claudia Bloch's Bracelet

Claudia Bloch’s Beaded Bracelet

 

 

Claudia Bloch's Beaded Earrings

Claudia Bloch’s Beaded Earrings

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

With that in mind, after Claudia began her designs with the goal of women wearing her pieces, she has recently amplified that idea – to a greater vision of building intriguing installations around the jewelry. Viewers can both enjoy wearing the pieces, as well is exploring the power of the material world and its influences over their identity. Claudia resides in South Florida but travels extensively showing her work in private and public venues.

 

 

 

Meryl Lefkovich

 

Meryl is a self-taught artist/maker with a degree in art history. She has had past careers as an art consultant, gallery manager, travel consultant and interior designer, all of which, she believes, contribute to her world view in design and concept.  Her serious art career began in 1993 when she began teaching herself how to paint. She has her paintings in a number of corporate and private collections in the Boston area and around the country.

 

 

 

Meryl Lefkovitz' Bracelet

Meryl Lefkovich’s Bracelet

 

In 2011, Meryl learned how to solder and there was no looking back. Jewelry design and fabrication have become her passion. Her primary influences are flora, fauna and a fascination with Art Nouveau and the Arts and Crafts Movement.

 

Meryl Lefkovich's Bracelet

Meryl Lefkovich’s Bracelet

 

She tells The Rickie Report, “As an art history major, ancient cultures also impact my designs; I love the look of a slightly time-worn patina, as though a long lost piece was newly discovered. Combining raw and organic with delicate and romantic, whimsy, combinations of color and gemstones – all have a place in my designs.”  She starts with a concept; a new interpretation of the natural world, then the metal takes over and informs her how each piece should develop.

 

 

 

Meryl Lefkovich's Earrings and Pendant

Meryl Lefkovich’s Earrings and Pendant

 

Meryl says, ” the forms and essence of nature, a dewdrop on a leaf, the rustle of leaves in the wind, the twisted scroll of vines and the gnarled knots of trees…these are the moments I want to capture and reflect in my jewelry.”

 

 

Elayna Toby Singer

 

Elayna Toby Singer is drawn to materials that come from the earth and to forms transformed through encounters with the elements. She is attracted to circles. They invite her in, are windows to the beyond; simultaneously open and whole.

 

Elayna Toby Singer's Bracelet

Elayna Toby Singer’s Bracelet

 

She tells The Rickie Report, “Connecting one object to the next, both physically and visually, energy and awareness journey between root and crown. The space between reminds us to breathe. Twirling and dancing with the air around us, energy shifts, spirit awakens, transformation occurs. Presented in new contexts, each object’s intrinsic beauty is revealed. Discarded and precious materials – vintage tools, machine parts, manufacturing remnants, garden trimmings, mineral stones and beads from around the world – are combined to create one-of-a-kind artworks.”

 

Earrings by Elayna Toby Singer

Earrings by Elayna Toby Singer

 

No two Elayna Toby Singer pieces are ever the same.  Elayna Toby Singer uses only “cold connections” in creating my assemblage kinetic sculptures and jewelry. No welding or soldering for me. Instead, she uses wrapping and knotting techniques, along with swivels and metal links, to connect one object to another.

 

 

Custom Framing:

As an Artist, Let OSGS Custom Framing help you ready your work for exhibition(s). We have great rates and archival materials. Here’s a Groupon Coupon for savings (not valid with other offers, but a great way to save by itself!):

http://www.groupon.com/deals/osgs-ortiz-smykla-gallery-studio

 

 

 

Artists Needed!!!

West Palm Beach Art In Public Places is assembling a database of artists for future Calls To Artists. This is a great opportunity to have your name included in those opportunities. If you have a few moments, please email Phil Growick (info. below) your Name, Artistic Medium of Preference (i.e., Painter, Sculptor, Photographer, etc.), Email Address, Website Information, and any other contact information you would like to offer to:

Phil Growick
Art In Public Places (City of West Palm Beach) Board Member
Email: pgrowick@gmail.com

See Jonathon Ortiz-Smykla’s Painting

at the Palm Beach International Airport:

(All Artwork in the exhibit is for sale with 100% of the proceeds going to these local artists)

"Untitled" by Jonathon Ortiz-Smykla

“Untitled” by Jonathon Ortiz-Smykla

For more information about OSGS please contact:

Evelyn Ortiz Smykla & Jonathon Ortiz-Smykla
OSGS Ortiz-Smykla|Gallery-Studio
p: 561-833-2223
e: OSGSart@hotmail.com
www.OSGSart.com
Find us on Facebook at http://www.facebook.com/OSGSart

 

 

 

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Rickie Leiter, Publisher

The Rickie Report

P.O.Box 33423

Palm Beach Gardens, FL 33420

Rickie@therickiereport.com

561-537-0291

Jerry’s Artarama Offering “Wicked Excitement” Shopping Spree

Jerry’s Artarama is “The candy store for artists!” Their VIP membership is FREE and with it, you get special deals throughout the year.  But, as Halloween approaches, they are offering a treat like no other!  The Rickie Report shares the details here – deadline is October 30th at 8 pm! Winner will be announced at noon on October 31st! What better time of year to celebrate while everyone is looking for treats!

 

 

 

 

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For more information about this and other offerings at Jerry’s Artarama please visit:

 

http://www.westpalmbeach-jerrys.com/event

 

 

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

Boca Branch of National League of American Pen Women Present Shira Flam In Concert

The first program of the Boca Raton Branch NLAPW’s new season features Shira Flam, an unusual talent who has been delighting audiences nationwide with her remarkable soprano voice and repertoire of songs. Shira’s career as an accomplished singer, actress, writer, cantor and voice teacher has led her all over the country. She has performed with opera companies, including the Metropolitan Opera, the New York Grand Opera and the Opera of the Hamptons. She starred in off Broadway theatre, the Folksbiene Yiddish Theatre in NYC, and in numerous concert venues. Shira appeared in several films, including Tribeca Films’ “Life in Flight”. Her one-woman show, “Fanny, Molly, Barbra & Me”, has been wowing audiences.  The Rickie Report shares the details and urges you to make your reservations!  Professional women authors, composers, poets and artists are encouraged to network through this organization.

 

 

 

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BOCA RATON BRANCH

 

National League of American Pen Women

 

Presents

 

 

Shira Flam,  

 

 

a Multi-Talented Soprano

 

 

Thursday, November 13, 2014

 12:00 Noon

Join us for a delicious luncheon and an outstanding performance.

 

Reservations are required for the Luncheons!

Deadline November 4 ~ Thursday, November 13 Luncheon 

 

 

Delray Golf Club

 2200 Highland Avenue        Delray Beach 33445

 

Get Ready For an Extraordinary Treat!

 

 

 

The first program of the Boca Raton Branch NLAPW’s new season features Shira Flam, an unusual talent who has been delighting audiences nationwide with her remarkable soprano voice and repertoire of songs.

 

 

 

 

Shira Flam

Shira Flam

 

Shira’s career as an accomplished singer, actress, writer, cantor and voice teacher has led her all over the country. She has performed with opera companies, including the Metropolitan Opera, the New York Grand Opera and the Opera of the Hamptons. She starred in off Broadway theatre, the Folksbiene Yiddish Theatre in NYC, and in numerous concert venues.  Shira appeared in several films, including Tribeca Films’ “Life in Flight”. Her one-woman show, “Fanny, Molly, Barbra & Me”, has been wowing audiences.

 

 

The Boca Raton Branch of the National League of American Pen Women is a prestigious organization of professional women in the Arts – Published Writers, Authors, Poets, Musical Composers and Award winning Artists.

 

 

NLAPW’s corporate headquarters is based in Washington, D.C. in an historic building, once the residence of Robert Todd Lincoln, son of President Abraham and Mary Todd Lincoln. It oversees branches all over the United States. The league boasts membership of such prominent women as Eleanor Roosevelt, Erma Bombeck, and local well-known artist Edna Hibel. Vinnie Ream, the only woman to sculpt President Lincoln from life, was an early member of NLAPW. Her statue of Lincoln now stands in the U.S. Capitol Rotunda.

 

The Boca Raton branch is one of the largest in the country and will be celebrating its 40th anniversary in 2015. As a qualified member of Art, Letters or Music, each member is exposed to participation in Art Exhibits, Author Talks and various workshops. On the third Thursday of the month – from November to May – luncheons are held with interesting, informative and entertaining speakers featuring the three Muses ~ Art – Literature – Music!

 

 

 

For Reservations and further information regarding

Boca Pen Women contact:

Cora Lee Palma-Hayden, President 561-732-9455 or clpalma35@gmail.com or visit:

www.bocapenwomen.org

 

 

 

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Rickie Leiter, Publisher

The Rickie Report

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Palm Beach Gardens, FL 33420

Rickie@therickiereport.com

561-537-0291

Somethin’s Brewin at the Brewhouse Gallery!

The Brewhouse Gallery is becoming a big sensation county-wide!  The artwork on the walls is just the beginning! The end of October highlights a wide variety of entertainment, including a Barista Throwdown tonight at 7 pm, that you won’t want to miss!  There is something for everyone here – from meeting the creators of the artwork, to comedy, live music, open mic and the ever popular Trivia Night.  The Rickie Report shares details about the art, food trucks and good brews in this easy-to-enjoy atmosphere.

 

 

 

 

 

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AJ Brockman: Cofounder – Gallery Curator

ART + COFFEE + CRAFT BEER

 

 

 

Tuesday through Sunday

10 am – 11 pm

 

 

561.771.1641 | Facebook | BrewhouseGallery.com

 

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

 

 

 

Brewhouse Celebrates October!

Brewhouse Celebrates October!

 

 

TONIGHT:  Barista Throwdown  7 pm

 

Baristas will compete, showing off their latte skills.  We’re talking about artistic lattes!!  Contestants will have 4 minutes to create as many lattes as they can and show the Celebrity Judges their most impressive latte art.  Don’t miss this Oceana Coffee event!  For more information contact angelo@oceanacoffee.com or call 561-401-2453.

 

 

 

 

 

AJ Brockman tells The Rickie Report, ” We are in the news!! That’s right, The Brewhouse Gallery was featured on WPBF 25 News! A very well done video highlight by our good friends Tiffany Kenney and Erin Guy WPBF. Apparently, the word is getting out on all the awesome things we have going on here… And we greatly appreciate the support! “

 

 

You can check out the full story here:

http://www.wpbf.com/news/local-artist-showcases-others-art-in-eclectic-brewhouse-atmosphere/28991398

 

 

Jim Rabidoux, Artist

Jim Rabidoux, Artist

 

 

The Brewhouse Gallery is part eclectic hipster lounge, part modern New York art gallery. It’s a creative space to hang out, sip a brew, hold a meeting, share ideas, listen to music, and appreciate local art. Free Wi-Fi and comfortable furniture (that is also for sale) make you feel right at home. Above all, our mission is to support local arts and build community!

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UPDATED SCHEDULE

 

Monday – closed.
Tuesday – Musician Spotlight “singer-songwriter in the round” – 7 to 10 pm
Wednesday – trivia night – 7 to 9 pm
Thursday – open mic night – 8 to 11 pm
Friday – live music – food truck – 8 to 11 pm
Saturday – live music – food truck – 8 to 11 pm
Sunday – just come and hang with us!

 

 

 

 

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We proudly serve French Press, Lattes, Cappuccinos, and other coffee creations made with locally roasted beans sourced directly from the growers. We also whip up a killer Cuban espresso. By night we offer craft beer from the finest Florida microbreweries, including Due South, Monk in the Trunk, and Cigar City, along with a selection of favorite wines.  Check out our Tap List online!

 

 

 

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For more information about The Brewhouse Gallery please contact :

info@BrewhouseGallery.com or call 561.771.1641

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

 

 

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

Rickie Leiter, Publisher

The Rickie Report

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Palm Beach Gardens, FL 33420

Rickie@therickiereport.com

561-537-0291

Nathan D. Rosen Museum Gallery Presents Fall/Winter Exhibitions

The public is invited to the Nathan D. Rosen Museum Gallery for the opening of its Fall-Winter Exhibitions.  Michael Gora and H. Allen Benowitz are well-known, award-winning  photographers and Russell Levine teaches digital photography. Their scenes will take you around the world.  The ceramics will give you a sense of ancient traditions merged with modernity, as you see master ceramicists, mother and daughter Anita Schwartz and Alexandra Hasson.  The Rickie Report is pleased to share some sneak peeks and all of the details here. Enjoy this lovely space, a hidden gem, celebrating local creatives!  Four of the five artists will be speaking at the Opening.

 

 

 

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Nathan D. Rosen Museum Gallery 

 

Presents:

 

Fall/Winter Exhibitions

Opening Reception

Sunday, Nov. 2, 2014

1 – 4 p.m.

Meet and Greet the Artists

Free and Open to the public, but RSVP is required.

Please call 561-558-2520 or email Sue Harrington sueh@levisjcc.org

Exhibitions run through January 16, 2015

Gallery Hours:
Monday – Friday, 9:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.
Admission is free.

 

Adolph & Rose Levis Jewish Community Center

9801 Donna Klein Blvd.         Boca Raton, FL 33428

 

 

 

The Nathan D. Rosen Museum and Gallery announces its Fall/Winter Exhibitions. The public is invited to the Opening Reception where they will have an opportunity to meet and greet the Artists.  The event is free and open to the public, but an RSVP is required.  Please call 561-558-2520 or email Sue Harrington sueh@levisjcc.org.  The Exhibitions run through January 16, 2015.  Regular Gallery Hours: Monday – Friday, 9:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.  Admission is free.  The exhibit is located in the Adolph & Rose Levis Jewish Community Center located at 9801 Donna Klein Blvd, Boca Raton, FL 33428.

 

 

Face Off

Explore the tapestry of the human experience through this exhibition of photographic portraits by H. Allen Benowitz, Michael Gora and Russell Levine. Each shares his unique perspective on people of all ages from around the world, taking the viewer to new and unexpected territory.

 

 

Photograph by H.Allen Benowitz

Photograph by H.Allen Benowitz

 

 

H. Allen Benowitz
www.H-AllenArt.com

 

 

H. Allen Benowitz, a self-taught photographer, born and raised in Brooklyn, NY, migrated to Miami, FL, in the 1960s. As an evolution from the accomplishments of his professional court reporting, legal videography, and videoconferencing career, the camera became a natural segue to photography, awakening an earlier passion from childhood. “My private passion for photography is motivated by my love of life.  My purpose is to capture and share my visual adventures and travels with you. I consider myself a life sampler, which is reflected in the variety of my work.” Recognition for his work includes a Judges’ Award at the University of Miami Lowe Art Museum’s Beaux Arts Festival and honorable mention in the International Kodak Contest. His work has been featured in numerous publications, including Miami Monthly Magazine, Coastal Elegance & Wealth Magazine, ARTnews, Art Business News, and the Laurel of Asheville.

 

 

"I Pledge" by Michael Gora

“I Pledge” by Michael Gora

 

 

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http://michael-gora.artistwebsites.com/index.html

 

 

Michael Gora has lived in south Florida for over fifty years but he has also lived in the United States’ largest cities, New York and Los Angeles, small towns, York, Pennsylvania, and Boca Raton, Florida, and a country village, Valley Bend, West Virginia. “A wide range of experience has helped me to observe and appreciate wildly diverse American lifestyles and photographic possibilities.” Gora’s artistic voice speaks in black and white, but concentrates on human form in all circumstances. “I try to keep the work simple, direct, and easy to understand.” His photographs have been accepted in permanent collections of museums in Boca Raton, and Indianapolis. His work has been well received by galleries locally and nationally.

 

 

Russell Levine's "Eye of My Soul"

Russell Levine’s “Eyes of My Soul”

 

Russell Levine
www.eyesofmysoul.com

 

Russell Levine has the ability to connect his heart with his vision. “My visions come from my memories. Every image is unique—it has been seen through the eyes of my soul.” His photographs inspire the viewer to creativity in ways never dreamed possible. Russell’s photographs have been shown in museums and galleries across the United States. He is one of the only photographers to win an award in the prestigious All Florida Juried Competition and Exhibition. Levine teaches photography at Delray Beach Center for the Arts and the Levis JCC in Boca Raton .

 

 

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Hasson Schwartz Ceramics

 

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Hasson Schwartz Ceramic Plate

 

 

Women of Moroccan descent and master ceramicists, mother and daughter Anita Schwartz and Alexandra Hasson create functional porcelain ceramics vessels. Influenced by traditional Moroccan forms and Zillij mosaic tile designs, their approach harmonizes seemingly incongruent elements into vessels both familiar and eccentric. “We have been brought up surrounded by a rich culture that places great emphasis on the importance of hospitality and family traditions. Moroccans welcome the opportunity to show their generosity and hospitality by welcoming guests into their homes to visit and share meals. The vessels are ornately painted and decorated so that meals served will feast the eyes as well as the palate.”

 

 

 

"Joseph" by Michael Gora

“Joseph” by Michael Gora

 

For more information about these exhibitions or other activities at the Adolph & Rose Levis Jewish Community Center 9801 Donna Klein Blvd. Boca Raton, FL 33428  please visit: www.levisjcc.org  or call  561-558-2520.

 

 

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Palm Beach Gardens, FL 33420

Rickie@therickiereport.com

561-537-0291

McMow Art Glass Celebrates October with Special Howl-A-Day Event and Sale

Celebrate October with McMow Art Glass at their annual Howl-A-Day event and sale!   And don’t be frightened as they announce a new, upcoming class making Binasphere Fused Glass Bowls!  Trick or Treat with McMow on Saturday October 25th and EVERYONE will be guaranteed a special treat….and of course we will be handing out special treats for the kids too!  TREATS INCLUDE $5 off classes, 15% off coupons, $2 off solder coupons and more! Dress up in something festive for fall or Halloween & receive an extra special additional 15% off any item of your choice! The Rickie Report shares the TREATS here.

 

 

 

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Howl-A-Day at McMow

 

Trick or Treat with us

 Saturday, October 25th from 9 am – 3 pm

 

This year EVERYONE will be guaranteed a special treat….and of course we will be handing out special treats for the kids too!

TREATS INCLUDE $5 off classes, 15% off coupons, $2 off solder coupons and more!

Dress up in something festive for fall or Halloween & receive an extra special additional 15% off any item of your choice!
NOTE: This discount cannot be combined with any other discount or offer and cannot be used on grinders, saws or kilns.

 

All ORANGE glass is 15% OFF!

All clear textured glass is 1/2 OFF!  (excludes Full sheets)

Workshop time is 1/2 Price!

 

This Will Be Our LAST Saturday Sale Before our Holiday Party, So Don’t Miss Out!

 

BINASPHERE FUSED GLASS BOWLS

                                                                                                                                                                      Two Day Class

with Randy Wardell

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The S205 BinaSphere Cast-Slump Mold is a BRAND NEW product and It’s TWO MOLDS IN ONE!

The Binasphere Mold enables users to create either a footed bowl or a footed platter using only this mold – plus fusing glass and mold release. One side of the BinaSphere Mold produces a true spherical-shaped bowl with a cookie-style foot that is remarkably similar to vessels made by master glass blowers. The opposite side of the BinaSphere mold produces a flat serving platter that is elevated 5/8” (16 mm) on a cast glass foot.

 

In this two day class, students will create the spherical shaped bowl side of the mold, taught by the mold creator himself! Class fee includes all materials AND you will get to take this brand new mold home with you!

 

 

Please note: this is an intermediate level fusing class, experience is required

Saturday November 15th
9-3 pm

&

Saturday November 22nd
9-1 pm

$350.00  plus tax

For more information please Call 561-585-9011 x100. Please contact McMow Art Glass Inc. 701 N. Dixie Highway Lake Worth Fl 33460 or visit http://www.mcmow.com

 

 

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The Rickie Report

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Rickie@therickiereport.com

561-537-0291

D’ART for ART: Attention Artists and Art Collectors!

The Lighthouse ArtCenter’s FUNdraiser, D’ART for Art is near.  This article is for artists and art collectors.  Be part of the fun, share your art and be part of the event itself by purchasing artworks you would normally not see available in this venue.  Check out the new Collector’s Evening!  At this fast-paced, exciting event, patrons enjoy an open bar, hors d’oeuvres and a delicious gourmet dinner from Little Moir’s Food Shack and leave with a fabulous work of art, all for the price of a ticket! The Lighthouse ArtCenter is filled with exceptional artwork, jewelry and more, donated by local and national artists. Drink, dine and when your name is called, “dart” to an outstanding piece of art to take home as the ultimate party favor! Key Private Bank is sponsoring the Artists’ Appreciation Party and Collectors’ Preview on November 1st.  Donating artists attend free; a limited number of Collectors’ tickets are available for purchase.  The Rickie Report shares the details. Act fast so you’re not shut out!

 

 

 

 

 

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8th Annual D’ART for ART

 

 

COLLECTOR’S PARTY/Artist Appreciation:  

November 1st

D’ART:   November 8, 2014


373 Tequesta Drive    Tequesta, FL

 

561-746- 3101

 

www.lighthousearts.org

 

 

 

 

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ABOUT LIGHTHOUSE ARTCENTER:

 

 

The Lighthouse ArtCenter, a member-supported nonprofit organization, provides visual and performing arts for the community through unique collections, engaging exhibitions and cultural programs, a dynamic School of Art and diverse outreach activities. The Lighthouse ArtCenter School of Art is located at 395 Seabrook Road in Tequesta, Fla. For information please call (561) 748-8737 or visit www.lighthousearts.org.

 

 

 

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

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Palm Beach Gardens, FL 33420

Rickie@therickiereport.com

561-537-0291

 

 

Lauderdale by the Sea 16th Annual Fall Craft Festival Returns for Pinktober

The popular 16th Annual Lauderdale by the Sea Fall Craft Festival Returns October 25th & 26th offering original handmade crafts, affordable gift items and live music. An important addition to all Howard Alan Events during the month of October include breast health-inspired artwork. Howard Alan Events and American Craft Endeavors will partner with the world-renowned Moffitt Cancer Center, the only National Cancer Institute-designated Comprehensive Cancer Center based in Florida. Many of the artists and crafters will be featuring “Pinktober” themed items in an effort to raise awareness for Breast Cancer Research through their artwork and wearing pink to draw additional attention to the fight against breast cancer. The Rickie Report shares the details here.

 

 

 

16th Annual

Lauderdale by the Sea Craft Festival

 Saturday, October 25

  &

Sunday, October 26

10:00 am – 5:00 pm

A1A and Commerical Boulevard in Downtown Lauderdale by the Sea

Navigational Address:  4400 North Ocean Drive, Lauderdale By Sea, FL 33308

To Support the Arts, the Local Community and the Moffitt Cancer Center

 Free and open to the public

 

 

 

The popular Fall Craft Festival returns to Lauderdale by the Sea October 25 – 26, 2014. This two-day juried event will take place in its original location in downtown, just a short distance from the beach, along A1A and Commercial Boulevard. It is hosted by the Lauderdale by the Sea Chamber of Commerce and produced by American Craft Endeavors. Admission is free and open to the public.

 

 

The show will showcase the work of the finest artists and crafters and feature a wide variety of original and affordable handmade crafts as well as unique gift items, appealing to all tastes and budgets. Many of the artists will showcase breast cancer inspired artwork in an effort to raise awareness and wear pink in a show of solidarity.
This year, Howard Alan Events and American Craft Endeavors will partner with the world-renowned Moffitt Cancer Center, the only National Cancer Institute-designated Comprehensive Cancer Center based in Florida. This not-for-profit hospital and cancer research facility has made a lasting commitment to the prevention and cure of cancer, working tirelessly in the areas of patient care, research and education to advance the fight against this disease. Proceeds from the sale of breast cancer awareness artwork will be donated to Moffitt.

 

 

 

Necklace by Kathy and Loren Bell

Necklace by Kathy and Loren Bell

 

 

Kathy and Loren Bell own Jewels in the Sea, located in Hobe Sound, Florida. They work together to create unusual one of a kind pieces of seaglass jewelry. ” We travel worldwide to find unusual glass from Kauai, Hawaii to the West to Savonna, Italy in the East. After finding nice seaglass, we have to figure out the best way to search for it whether it is scratching with plastic scratchers, wading in the water or sifting through pebbles on the ​beach”.

 

 

 

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Seaglass

 

 

 

INFORMATION AT-A-GLANCE:

 

  • Juried outdoor craft showcase
  • Original crafts – Handmade in America
  • Unique and affordable gift items
  • 100 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

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, stained glass
Proceeds from the sale of breast cancer awareness artwork will be donated to Moffitt Cancer Center.  Partial proceeds to benefit the Lauderdale by the Sea Chamber of Commerce. 

 

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California White Seaglass with pearls

California White Seaglass with pearls made by Jewels of the Sea

 

 

 

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 the16th Annual Lauderdale by the Sea Craft Festival and other American Craft Endeavors craft shows across the country, visit www.artfestival.com or call 561-746-6615.

 

 

 

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Rickie Leiter, Publisher

The Rickie Report

P.O.Box 33423

Palm Beach Gardens, FL 33420

Rickie@therickiereport.com

561-537-0291

Kinetic Art Events with Elayna Toby are Open to the Public and FREE

The public is invited to transform an historic tree into a kinetic sculpture! The FREE EVENTS will take place on NOVEMBER 1st, 8th, & 15th. A majestic kapok tree in east Boynton Beach will be temporarily transformed into a kinetic sculpture by led local kinetic artist Elayna Toby, and everyone is invited to participate in the creative process. Three FREE “community creating” events will be held at the Boynton Beach City Library’s program room, 208 S. Seacreast Blvd. Come by anytime between 10am and 1pm. Simply bring small objects you’d like to re-purpose into art that will hang from the tree. Everyone who participates will design a section of the sculpture with the items they bring. Elayna Toby will string together community designed sections into twirling strands that will hang from the tree.  The Rickie Report urges everyone to JUST STOP BY for this FUN, Informative activity – a different way to recycle!  Did we mention FREE? 

 

 

 

Upcoming FREE EVENTS:

 

Saturdays:  November 1st,  8th  &  15th

 

10:00 am-1:00 pm

(DROP BY ANYTIME)

Boynton Beach City Library

208 S. Seacrest Blvd.       Boynton Beach

 

 

 

 

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PUBLIC INVITED TO

TRANSFORM AN HISTORIC TREE INTO A KINETIC SCULPTURE

 FREE EVENTS NOVEMBER 1, 8, & 15

 

A majestic kapok tree in east Boynton Beach will be temporarily transformed into a kinetic sculpture by led local kinetic artist Elayna Toby, and everyone is invited to participate in the creative process.

 

 

 

Kapok Tree

Kapok Tree

Three FREE “community creating” events will be held at the Boynton Beach City Library’s program room, 208 S. Seacreast Blvd. Come by anytime between 10am and 1pm. Simply bring small objects you’d like to re-purpose into art that will hang from the tree. Everyone who participates will design a section of the sculpture with the items they bring. Elayna Toby will string together community designed sections into twirling strands that will hang from the tree.

 

It’s easy and fun to be part of this unique community art project! Simply rummage through your shelves and junk drawers to find small items to upcycle into art such as bells, bits of hardware, old keys, machine or computer parts, gears or other baubles. Everyone is invited to participate. You need not think of yourself as creative or artistic to contribute to this kinetic sculpture.

 

 

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“I’m excited to see the special kapok tree transformed into kinetic art with the community’s discarded and found objects,” says kinetic artist Elayna Toby. “I love seeing the surprise on people’s faces when they realize it’s fun and not hard to create something artistic with ordinary items they have around the house.”

 

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Participants will also have the opportunity to create “video selfies” about their unique objects and the artistic compositions they create during each event. A video, showcasing the hundreds of community participants who contributed items that make up Kinetic-Connections, will be featured adjacent to the transformed tree during the International Kinetic Art Exhibition and Symposium that will be held February 6-8, 2015.

 

 

Kinetic-Connections will be a temporary installation taken down at the end of the symposium, leaving the tree in its original state, as if untouched. The strands, inspired by and generated from the community, will then be “recycled” back into the world, made available for sale as decorations for home or garden. A portion of the proceeds from sales of these strands will benefit the City of Boynton Beach Art in Public Places program and Resource Depot. Kinetic artist Elayna Toby was commissioned by the City of Boynton Beach/Art in Public Places to create Kinetic-Connections as part of the 2015 International Kinetic Art Exhibit and Symposium.

 For more information visit www.ElaynaTobyArt.com/kinetic-connections. These workshops are part of the International Kinetic Art Exhibit and Symposium – www.IntlKineticArtEvent.org.

 

 

“The most exciting part of Kinetic-Connections for us is the community involvement in creating an interactive site specific installation.” Says Debby Coles-Dobay, Boynton Beach’s Public Arts Manager and chief coordinator of the of the International Kinetic Art Exhibition and Symposium.  Kinetic-Connections is brought to you by Elayna Toby Art, in partnership with the 2015 International Kinetic Art Exhibit and Symposium, the City of Boynton Beach/Art in Public Places, and Resource Depot.

 

 

 

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With a B.A. in Cultural Anthropology and an M.S. in Public Horticulture Administration and Museum Management, Elayna Toby’s interests are as varied as her artwork which is currently on exhibition at OSGS Gallery in West Palm Beach’s Northwood section. Internationally, she was invited by Habla: The Center for Language and Culture, to lead a “natural mobiles” workshop at Park Aak, an ecological park in Mexico.

 

More information about Elayna Toby and Kinetic-Connections can be found at

www.elaynatobyart.com/kinetic-connections

and

www.facebook.com/elaynatobyart.

Or email Elayna Toby   elayna@elaynatobyart.com

 

 

Learn about our partners:

www.elaynatobyart.com | www.intlkineticartevent.org | www.boyntonbeacharts.org | www.resourcedepot.net

- See more at: http://elaynatobyart.com/kinetic-connections/#sthash.irBP7fkC.dpuf

 

 

 

 

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

Second Artist’s Lunch & Lecture Series With Trina Slade-Burks

Trina Slade-Burks, of A.T.B. Fine Artists & Designers LLC presents an artist networking opportunity at a local restaurant in the thriving art community of Northwood.  “Artists Lunch & Lecture Series” is your opportunity to take part in the next of the series.  The goal is to help artists network with their peers and other businesses that may be able help them grow professionally. The Rickie Report continually urges artists to step out of their studios and network!  Learn about grants, loans and other topics.  Become the entrepreneurs  you need to be to sell your artwork!  Today is “National Boss’ Day”.  Be your own boss!    

 

 

 

Trinalunch & Lecture

 

 

 

Date and Place: TBA

 

For Contact Information and Registration see end of this article

 

For those who missed the first seminar, The Rickie Report can tell you that networking like this is priceless!

 

 

For the last decade, there has been an influx of artists, who have expressed the need for the same professional opportunities that other businesses are able to take advantage of.

  Business networking groups are always available, but they tend to miss the connection with artists, who also can utilize these opportunities for their professional growth, development and longevity. Business breakfasts, business lunches, power lunches, business workshops are all great occasions, but when you sit and listen, one normally does not hear the words “This too can be utilized for your artistic careers.”

 

 

Trina Slade-Burks

Trina Slade-Burks

 

 

Trina shares, ” I’ve attended a women’s business lunch workshop in West Palm Beach for the past 15 years. At this workshop these women were representing other companies.  Of the twenty or so professional women in that room, seven of them were actually artists. The irony was that only one, other than me, was representing herself as an artist. The women there started out feeling empowered, but as I did my presentation the seven women who were artists asked me what motivated me to pursue this as a profession. My answer to them was, “It was what I was meant to do. I could have been the accountant that my father wanted me to be. Or I could be true to myself and what I needed to be.”

 

 

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I realized that these types of meetings are really needed for our artists! We need to start getting our art community more empowered!  

I decided to speak to some of my professional friends in other  careers to find out what they can offer for the art community to help them achieve the same goals and opportunities that other entrepreneurs strive for. To my surprise, many of my professional friends who are attorneys, magazine directors, restaurateurs and CPAs really want to be part of the process!

 

 

 

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Organizations both for-profit and nonprofit, municipalities and politicians have been opening their eyes and arms to working closer to the artist community at large.

 One problem has always been making the connection. How do we get these two obviously different groups of people to meet in the middle? That is where A.T.B Fine Artists & Designers LLC can help. For 22 years our mission has always been to connect everyone and build relationships within the most unique circumstances.

 

 

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The Artists’ Lunch & Lecture idea emerged as a way to implement these business networking lunches for artists, to get the proper information needed to enhance their career path as professional artists.

 The first lecture was the artist choice on topics. The survey went out asking the artists what are the most important topics that you would like to see talked about at this first lecture. Everything from the opportunities for grants and financial support, legal opportunities, copyrights for artists, collaboration opportunities and simply ways to network with other artists. 

The goal is to have empowered artists in Palm Beach County with strong entrepreneurial skills. This is the beginning of a very important and much-needed trend, which will be starting in the Northwood district of West Palm Beach.

 

 

To Register:

https://www.eventbrite.com/directory?q=trina+burks&loc=Palm+Beach+Gardens%2C+FL 

We have a date for the next Artists Lunch & Lecture. The tickets will be ready next week however click the FB link to  RSVP now

https://www.facebook.com/events/715606865161007/

Please note: You must purchase a ticket to attend.

http://www.atbfineartists.com/

For more information call:
Trina Slade-Burks
561-714-6674
info@atbfineartists.com

 

 

 

 

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

Rickie Leiter, Publisher

The Rickie Report

P.O.Box 33423

Palm Beach Gardens, FL 33420

Rickie@therickiereport.com

561-537-0291