The Elliott Museum Announces A Sweet Call to Artists – Food And Drink Themed Juried Show

The Elliott Museum Announces a Sweet Call to Artists!  Artists working in any 2D and 3D media are being challenged to think outside the box and create work for Sweet! – a food & drink-themed juried art show to be held in the Elliott Museum’s Changing Exhibitions Gallery this fall.  The show will feature works by Florida artists in all media (except photography or digital images) and runs September 15th through November 4th. The opening reception will be held Saturday, September 15th from 2-5 pm and will include an Edible Artwork Show & Competition in conjunction with the food-themed artwork. Information for all artists on how to submit an entry will be on the Museum’s website.   The Rickie Report shares the details here and urges you to apply!

 

 

The Elliott Museum is located on Hutchinson Island at 825 NE Ocean Blvd., in Stuart. 

Open daily 10 am – 5 pm.  : 772-225-1961.  Website: elliottmuseum.org

 

 

Artists working in traditional media and edible products both are encouraged to be creative in their choices for subject matter.  Artwork will be available for sale for the duration of the exhibition, and edible artists may opt to sell their creations in a silent auction during the reception.  All sales will benefit the Elliott Museum as well as the artists.  Some edible artists may have samples available or even serve their creations after the judging concludes.  Reception guests will have a chance to vote for their favorite edible creation in both People’s Choice and Kids’ Choice categories.  There will also be a People’s Choice award for traditional artwork that will be announced a week before the art exhibition closes. 

Traditional artists have until August 12th to submit up to five pieces for consideration through callforentry.org Culinary artists have until September 7th to submit plans for their projects through the Museum’s website: www.elliottmuseum.org/eventsSubmission guidelines, prospectuses, and rules can be found on the website or by visiting the Museum.  Sponsorship opportunities are also available: call Deb Banta at 772-225-1961, ext. 124.  Questions about the shows should be emailed to Robin Lee Makowski at RMakowski@elliottmuseum.org.

 

For more information:

Robin Lee Makowski
Art Studio & Exhibitions Coordinator
The Elliott Museum
825 NE Ocean Boulevard  Stuart, FL 34996

772-225-1961, ex 121
  • Kites: Art on a String showing through July 1, 2018.  
  • Summer Art Camp schedule and sign-ups are on the website!
  • Call to Artists!  Sweet! Juried Art Exhibition and Edible Art Show & Competition in September!  Check the website for prospectus: elliottmuseum.org/events

 

 

 

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Wellington Art Society Offers Special Reception For Two Public Exhibits On June 26th: City Hall And Community Center

The Wellington Art Society will host a reception for their latest exhibits at the Wellington City Hall and the Wellington Community Center  on Tuesday, June 26, 2018 .  The two venues are located on Forest Hill Boulevard just a short walk from each other. Light refreshments will be served at City Hall. There will be drawings for special door prizes and artists giving demonstrations.  Most of the original art is for sale and many artists offer giclees or prints of their work. This is a wonderful chance to see beautiful  art in all mediums and meet the artists. The Rickie Report shares the details and some sneak peeks!

 

 

 

WELLINGTON ART SOCIETY:

CITY HALL AND COMMUNITY CENTER RECEPTION

Wellington City Hall and Community Center 

Tuesday, June 26, 2018

5:30 – 7:00  PM

 

Wellington City Hall:     12300 Forest Hill Boulevard

Wellington Community Center:   12150 Forest Hill Boulevard   

Please join us for a free, lovely reception and great art. Come and bring your family, your neighbors or your club.  Everyone is welcome!

These artists will be exhibiting at one or both venues:

Artwork by Jeanette Childress

 

 

Jean Williard

Shirley Browne Choate

Edrian Thomidis

Donna Donelan

Raymonde Talleyrand

Robin Kasten

Joseph Marcou

Susan Mosely

Laura Jaffe

Audrey Freedman

Ana Nobel

Griselda “GG” Gonzalez

Betty Jane Zedonek

Jeanette Childress

Barbara Bailey

Franklin Weiss

Betty Brodie

Joanne Baker MacCloud

Artwork by Edrian Thomidis

 

 

 

The Wellington Art Society is a non-profit charitable organization In its 37th year.  It is open to artists of all mediums and patrons of the arts, allowing both local and regional artists to display their art work in local galleries, interact with other artists and serve the community through their art. 

For further information please visit:

 wellingtonartsociety.org 

 

 

 

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Call For Wearable Art, Fashion, Textiles, Accessories, Jewelry For “Elegant Threads” At Lighthouse ArtCenter

If you create unique wearable art, fashion, textiles, accessories, or jewelry, The Lighthouse ArtCenter in Tequesta, FL invites you to submit your work for this season’s extravaganza, “Elegant Threads: Wearable Art and Surface Design”.  The exhibit will run October 18 – November 21.  Among other events, there will be a ticketed runway show on November 1st.  The Rickie Report shares the details here! Apply now!

 

 

LIGHTHOUSE ARTCENTER GALLERY
373 Tequesta Drive, Tequesta, FL 33469
561-746-3101
Monday – Friday, 10 am – 4 pm  ​Saturday, 10 am – 2 pm  Sunday, closed

SCHOOL OF ART
395 Seabrook Road, Tequesta, FL 33469
561-748-8737
Monday – Saturday, 9 am – 5 pm  Sunday, closed

PLEASE NOTE:   LAC will be closed on the following dates:
 (Gallery & School) will be closed:  July 3 (at 1 pm) and July 4, 2018

 

 

 

C A L L    F O R  

 ” E L E G A N T   T H R E A D S:  

WEARABLE  ART  AND  SURFACE  DESIGN”

 

 

 

Application Fee:  $35.00 for up to 3 entries per category

The two categories are:

1) Wearable Art

2) Surface Design

Artists will apply directly through CaFE for this exhibit.  Please read the attached prospectus.

Here is the link to CaFE: https://www.callforentry.org/festivals_unique_info.php?ID=5370

Wearable Art, which is also known as “Artwear” or “art to wear”, refers to individually designed pieces of (usually) handmade clothing, accessories and jewelry created as fine or expressive art.  Artists are encouraged to remember saleable sizes.

Textile/Surface Design refers to the art of changing the appearance of natural and synthetic  surfaces by the application of traditional, stylized, digitized, and illusionary techniques to embellish a product.  It is also the art of enhancing a surface’s structure by applying 3 dimensional techniques, such as weaving, knitting, embroidery, lace, burnout, beading, embroidery and embossing.

• Artisan designed Wearable Art may be entered as single pieces or as ensembles which could include (but are not limited to) the following:

Dresses, slacks, body suits, coats, robes, jackets, kimono, tops, pants, bags, footwear, accessories, and headwear

• Artisan designed textiles using unique surface design will be entered as individual pieces which are described as:

Wall hangings, throws, pillows, and art quilts and tapestries

 

 

 

 

 

 

About the Lighthouse ArtCenter:

The Lighthouse ArtCenter is a 501c(3) nonprofit that has provided uninterrupted art and cultural programming in Palm Beach County Florida for 55 years. Started in 1964 by Christopher Norton and eight ambitious artists the ArtCenter has grown to include a 5,000 square foot gallery and 8,000 square foot school of art. The gallery installs an average of 11 exhibitions visited by over 20,000 guests each year while the school of art features a faculty of 45 professional artists who serve over 2,500 adult students and 700 children (ages 6-12). Scholarships are available for those in need. Adults and children with special needs meet for art classes at no charge. Faculty outreach serves over 300 more residents in assisted living facilities, underserved communities and children from economically challenged circumstances.

Support for the Lighthouse ArtCenter comes in many forms; gallery sales, classes, membership, sponsors, grants, fellowships and a working board of directors.

Email: Janeen@LighthouseArtCenter.org Phone: (561) 746-3101

See our full list of exhibits and events:

www.lighthousearts.org

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New Workshops And Classes At Boca Museum School Of Art Plus Student And Faculty Art Exhibits

June is a very active month at the Boca Raton Museum School of Art!  Youth Summer Camp has just begun and the Summer Teen Art Workshops are underway. There is still time to sign up!  Stop by and see the Art School Student  5×5 Exhibit, which is open now. The Art School Faculty Exhibition and Artist Talk at the Museum on June 21 and Summer Adult Classes make for an inspiring start to summer!  The Rickie Report shares the details and some sneak peeks.  Be inspired and take a class!

 

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Boca Raton Museum of Art – The Art School
801 W. Palmetto Road     Boca Raton FL 33486
561-392-2503

bocamuseum.org/theartschool

bocamuseum.org

 

 

 

 

JUNE AROUND THE ART SCHOOL

June is a very active month at the Art School; Youth Summer Art Camp just started as well as the Summer Teen Art Workshops, 5 X 5 Student Exhibition at the School Gallery will take place on June 6, the Art School Faculty Exhibition and Artist Talk at the Wolgin Gallery at the Boca Raton Museum in Mizner on June 21 and Summer Adult classes for term A also started this week to make The Art School a very exciting and inspiring place to be.

 

 

10 WEEKS OF EXCITING AND CHALLENGING

YOUTH SUMMER ART CAMP

Led by professional art educators, children explore art techniques and artistic concepts. Art projects are geared to age groups 5-7, 8-10, and 11-12. Themed weeks and a wide variety of creative projects stimulate children’s imagination. A balance is sought between preserving children’s natural creativity and learning new skills to better express themselves.

Monday – Friday, 9:00 am – 4:00 pm $285 Per Week

Doors open: Monday, 8:30 am; Tuesday-Friday, 8:45 am Early Care: 8:00 am – 9:00 am ($25 per week)
After Care: 4:00 – 5:15 pm ($25 per week)
Closed Wednesday, July 4 (during week 5)

SUMMER TEENS ART WORKSHOPS

Ages 13 – 18 June 4 – August 10, 2018.

During the summer, the Art School offers four-day weekly workshops focusing on different art techniques, and workshops for students who are planning to apply to specialized arts middle and high school or college. All workshops from Figure Drawing, Fashion Design and Sewing, Photography and Video Production, Comics, Portfolio Development, Jewelry Making and Paper Sculpture and Beyond, meet Tuesdays through Fridays.

 

ART SCHOOL STUDENTS 5 X 5 EXHIBITION

Open Now At Art School

 

During the summer we present a very special exhibit in the Art School Gallery, this year we have selected 5 talented students from 5 different mediums to exhibit their work. Celebrate the talent of Consie Sabinson and Ed Caplan from Miles Laventhall’s Masters’ Studio, Max Duckworth from Allan Pierce’s Advanced Photography class, Betty Areson from Carla Golembe’s Painting Class and Yvonne Pfeiffer from Stephen Futej’s Ceramics and Pottery class.

 

Painting by Consie Sabinson

 

ART SCHOOL FACULTY EXHIBITION

RECEPTION AND ARTIST TALK

Exhibition’s Reception will be followed by our experienced art instructors from the Museum’s Art School providing insight into their work on exhibit in the Wolgin Gallery.

 

THURSDAY, JUN. 21 / 5:00-7:00 PM

BOCA RATON MUSEUM OF ART – THE ART SCHOOL

Free with admission.

Photography by Allan Pierce

 

For more information about these workshops, classes, exhibits and other events please visit:

Boca Raton Museum Art School
801 W. Palmetto Road Boca Raton FL 33486
561-392-2503

bocamuseum.org/theartschool
Facebook: www.facebook.com/bocaschool

 

 

 

 

 

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Celebrate “Dads And Grads” At Artisans On The Ave On Friday, June 15 With Free Opening Reception

Artisans On The Ave Gallery is celebrating Dads and Grads with over 40 talented artists’ creations.  Stop by on Friday, June 15th for the Free, Opening Reception and meet the artists!  The artists will take you, Dad, grads, and everyone on a visual vacation as you enjoy the works of their art in their three wonderful showrooms. The Rickie Report shares the details and some sneak peeks!

630 Lake Avenue     Lake Worth, FL 33460
561-762-8162  

 

INVITES  YOU  TO:

“DAD  AND   GRADS”

Opening Reception:

Friday, June 15, 2018

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 9am – 6pm

 

Robert ben Kline – Clay Sculpture – Look for the irony and humor in his work

Howard Fleischer – Handcrafted wood

Leonard G. – Wood turner 

Bernard F. – Bronze

A “father” is more than the biological paternal source of our being. He is a person who cares and provides for us. He is a person who helps to set the standards, the family values and the example. So, add to this group, step fathers and other men who willingly and eagerly accept and cherish the role.  Whether biological, adopted or informally, if they are the father figure to you, give him some recognition today and don’t hesitate to call him “Dad”.

 

 

 

 

A day to honor Dad? A time to spend with Dad?  Check out our selection of exquisite art handcrafted ART by local artists. Visit this opening night for an evening of fun, bring your Dad!! Meet the artists!!!

 

 

Buy a graduation gift that really says “conGRADulations”!  A handcrafted piece art can be functional as well as decorative!  Artisans On The Ave has so many to choose from!

 

For more information about this event or becoming part of the Artisans On The Ave community please contact:

Artisans On The Ave
Betty Wilson 

630 Lake Avenue  Lake Worth, FL 33460

561-762-8162   

www.ArtisansOnTheave.com

 

 

 

 

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Walter O’Neill Retires From Boca Raton Museum Art School, Pursues Life As Full-Time Artist With Expertise In Buon Fresco

Walter O’Neill has retired from the Boca Raton Museum Art School to return to his own painting. Little did we know that the indefatigable Art School Director is an expert in the technique of buon fresco!  Before his career in managing community art schools, in New York and in Boca Raton, Walter was a full-time artist. During summers, he taught fresco painting at the famed Skowhegan School art residency in Maine.  He creates easel-size abstract frescoes as well as painted fresco murals.  The Rickie Report is excited to share some of Walter’s artistry and we wish him well on this new leg of his creative journey!


Walter O’Neill

Walter O’Neill’s Studio ( partial view)
Walter first learned the Renaissance technique of painting on fresh plaster as a student at Skowhegan and practiced and taught the technique for many years before returning to Skowhegan to teach.  This fall, an image of his one of his frescoes will appear in the 3rd edition of “Gateway to the Arts” the popular art appreciation text book that is used in colleges and advanced placement high school art history classes throughout the United States.
Fresco by Walter O’Neill
During his tenure at The Boca Raton Museum Art School Walter increased enrollment each year by enriching the quality of the programming as well as developing new classes to attract new students. He increased the number and variety of evening and Saturday classes, and sought out local artists to offer new classes such as textile classes with Andrea Huffman; colored pencil drawing and oil pastel classes taught by Genie Appel-Cohen. The ceramics department doubled in size with new faculty and additional classes for adults, teens and children.  He made the Boca Museum Art School more welcoming to people with any level of experience and background in the arts creating classes for beginners and for busy working adults.  By eliminating juried student exhibits he invited every student to participate in the monthly art gallery exhibits as well as the many off-site exhibits he organized.
Close-up of Fresco by Walter O’Neill
Walter has created fresco mural commissions in New York, Maine, and California, s well as paints portable fresco on a variety of support surfaces. His abstract oil paintings are also related to the design of visual narrative in Renaissance frescoes. His fresco classes at Skowhegan School of Painting and Sculpture transformed the program into an integral part of the “Skowhegan experience”. He taught fresco at The Cloister, the Medieval branch of the Metropolitan Museum of Art and presented fresco workshops at museums and colleges including: J.Paul Getty Museum, LA County Museum of Art, Morgan Library, Queens Art Museum, University of WI, Williams College, University of Southern California, and Adelphi University.
In addition to fresco painting, Walter  paints intimate scaled abstract paintings. We look forward to seeing Walter O’Neill’s artwork in South Florida.  He will be presenting fresco workshops concurrent with the publication of “Gateway to the Arts”.  

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Boca Raton Museum School Of Art Announces Summer Programs And Exhibits For All Ages And Levels

Boca Raton Museum Art School is busy this summer for children, teenagers, and adults!  Weekly summer day camp starts June 4 to August 10, 2018.  Summer Camp at the Boca Raton Museum Art School is so much fun kids don’t know they’re learning! At the end of the summer all children and their families are invited to a special reception for the “Youth Summer Art Camp Exhibit” at the Boca Raton Museum of Art in Mizner Park to celebrate each child’s first museum showing!  The Rickie Report shares the details about this and what exhibits the Boca Museum is offering. There is something for everyone! 

 

 

 

Boca Raton Museum of Art – The Art School
801 W. Palmetto Road     Boca Raton FL 33486
561-392-2503

bocamuseum.org/theartschool

 

 

 

BOCA RATON MUSEUM ART SCHOOL SUMMER CAMP  (ages 5 to 12)

Weekly summer day camp June 4 to August 10, 2018

Summer Camp at the Boca Raton Museum Art School is so much fun kids don’t know they’re learning! 

Children explore art techniques and art concepts. Art projects are geared to age groups:  5 to 7, 8 to 10, 11 to 12.   Different theme weeks and a wide variety of fun creative art projects stimulate children’s imaginations.  Theme weeks include: Anime & Cartooning; Making Friends with Masters; Art Around the World; Painting People, Places, and Things; 3-D Art /Sculpture; and Pop Art with a POW.   

At the end of the summer all children and their families are invited to a special reception for the “Youth Summer Art Camp Exhibit” at the Boca Raton Museum of Art in Mizner Park to celebrate each child’s first museum showing!

$285 per week, early care and late care available. Limited financial aid is available.

TEEN SUMMER WORKSHOPS (ages 13 to 18)

June 4 to August 10, 2018

Teen workshops meet for four afternoons per week (not on Mondays). These workshops focus on different art techniques and portfolio preparation : Comics and Cartooning, Fashion Design and Sewing, Figure Drawing, Sculpture,  and Jewelry Making. These workshops meet for four afternoons per week 1pm to 3pm. Video Production and Photography workshops meet 10am to 3pm and are held at the Boca Raton Museum in Mizner Park.

 

Information about and registration is available on the website or call the Art School.

Contact: Trish Duebber, Coordinator of Youth Programs

tduebber@bocamuseum.org

561-392-2503, extension 306
artschool@bocamuseum.org

https://www.facebook.com/bocaartkids

 

For more information about these classes and more:

Boca Raton Museum Art School
801 W. Palmetto Road Boca Raton FL 33486
561-392-2503

bocamuseum.org/theartschool
Facebook: www.facebook.com/bocaschool

 

www.bocamuseum.org

 

 

 

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Don’t Miss Martin Artisans Guild Artists Showcased At Martin County Courthouse Cultural Center Starting June 8th To July 27

The Martin County Courthouse Cultural Center features the artwork of members of the Martin Artisans Guild.  Guests will see a wide variety of media, including Ceramics, Sculpture, Mixed Media, Photography, Acrylic, Oil, Watercolor, Glass, Fiber, and Jewelry.  Everyone is invited to the free, Opening Reception on Friday, June 8th.  The exhibit is available through July 27th.  The Rickie Report shares the details and some sneak peeks.

Martin County Courthouse Cultural Center

80 SE Ocean Blvd.   Stuart, FL

772.287.6676

www.martinarts.org

 

 

P  R  E  S  E  N  T  S:

Opening Reception:

Friday June 8, 2018 

5:30- 7:00 PM

Exhibit is available  June 8- July 27, 2018

For more information:

http://www.martinarts.org/programs/cultural_center_gallery/currentupcoming-exhibitions.html

To learn more about the Martin Artisans Guild and the Martin County Open Studio Tour visit: http://www.mcost.org

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

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

 

Fish House Art Center

4745 SE DeSoto Ave., Port Salerno (Stuart)

The Tibetan Monks

of

Drepung Gomang Monastery

 

June 12 – 17th

 

 

OPENING  CEREMONY:

TUESDAY, JUNE  12    12:30 PM

OPENING  RECEPTION:

TUESDAY, JUNE 12    6:00 PM

STOP BY AND SEE THE MANDALA BEING  CREATED!

 

WORKSHOPS  THROUGHOUT  THE  WEEK

CLOSING  CEREMONY:

SUNDAY, JUNE 17  1:30  PM

RSVP:  772.888.3827

 

 

Sacred Arts Tour

Sacred Arts Tour

 

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

 

 

Check out Photos:

 

 

 Stop by, Participate and Experience

 

Colored Sands

Colored Sands

 

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

Drawing The Lines

Drawing The Lines

 

 

What is a Mandala? 

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

 

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

 

Chanting and Preparation

Chanting and Preparation

 

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

 

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

Using the colored sands

Using the colored sands

 

More About Mandalas

 

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

 

 

Creating the mandala

Creating the mandala

 

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

 

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

 

Finishing the mandala

Finishing the mandala

 

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

 

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

 

Culinary Evening

Culinary Evening with the Monks

 

 

For more information:

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

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

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

 

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

 

Contact Suzanne Connors at: (336) 693-4606

or visit www.ayafiberstudio.com

or visit:

www.facebook.com/ayafiberstudio?fref=ts

 

Marker 23 Gallery & Tattoo Studio

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

 

 

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Full S.T.E.A.M. Ahead At Lighthouse ArtCenter Offers Interactive Art Exhibition And Art Camp Plus Caldecott Award Winning Authors/Illustrators

Nowhere else in the entire state of Florida will another gallery or art camp provide the exciting opportunities like those available this summer at Lighthouse ArtCenter in Tequesta! During “Full S.T.E.A.M. Ahead” Interactive Art Exhibition and Art Camp, ArtCampers will work in traditional media like clay, paint, and Papier Mache while at the School of Art. In the gallery they’ll create 2D and 3D art projects incorporating Science, Technology, Engineering, Art and Math. Five Caldecott Award Winning children’s author/illustrators will exhibit 100 original paintings from their best-selling books in the Main Gallery! The Young and young-at-heart can get cozy with the books they love and the beautiful artwork that fills them. This interactive exhibition includes: Mary GrandPre (illustrator, Harry Potter), Betsy Lewin (illustrator, Click Clack Moo, Cows that Type), Ted Lewin (illustrator, Pepe the Lamplighter), James Ransome (illustrator, Before She Was Harriet), Judy Schachner (author/illustrator, Skippy Jon Jones) and Tom Casmer, Professor, Ringling School of Art and in the Pop-Up exhibition space.  Visitors will have the opportunity to meet one or more of these icons in the children’s publishing industry. ArtCamp scholarships are available for those in need (ages 6 – 12) and volunteer opportunities exist for high school students seeking community service hours for graduation. The Rickie Report shares the details!

 

 

www.LighthouseArts.org     (561) 746-3101

Hours and admission:

Open Monday – Friday 10 am – 4 pm  Saturdays 10 am – 2 pm

Gallery admission is waived for all guests during “Full S.T.E.A.M. Ahead”

 

 

 

On Saturday, June 9th   Noon – 2 PM  Special Book Signing Featuring Betsy and Ted Lewin at the Gallery!  Come meet the artists, see their work and have your books signed!

 

 

Group Tours/ Field Trips

Docent accompanied group tours are available for children $3.00 each

Docent accompanied group tours with a make-&-take art project $5.00 each

Schedule your group tour today: call Sheri (561) 746-3101

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

3rd Thursdays:

 5:30 – 7: 30 pm

 

 

The Meyer Law Firm generously sponsors 3rd Thursdays

3rd Thursday admission is waived for all guests during Full S.T.E.A.M. Ahead at Lighthouse ArtCenter

June 21, 2018: Writing and Illustrating for Children

July 19, 2018: Maltz Jupiter Theatre Youth Touring Program Performance

 

The S. Kent Rockwell Foundation funded a new computer lab using software designed for children by Fab@School Maker Studio (a Peter H. Reynolds company) with help from the Smithsonian, MIT, and Virginia Tech.


Highlights:  Mary GrandPre (illustrator, Harry Potter), Betsy Lewin (illustrator, Click Clack Moo, Cows that Type), Ted Lewin (illustrator, Pepe the Lamplighter), James Ransome (illustrator, Before She Was Harriet), Judy Schachner (author/illustrator, Skippy Jon Jones) and Tom Casmer, Professor, Ringling School of Art and in the Pop-Up exhibition space.

For information about ArtCamp scholarships for those in need (ages 6 – 12) and volunteer opportunities exist for high school students seeking community service hours for graduation. Please contact Holly Gizzi, Director of Education, for more information holly@lighthousearts.org 561-748-8737

 

 

The Lighthouse ArtCenter is a 501 c (3) nonprofit that has provided uninterrupted arts and cultural programming in the heart of Tequesta for 54 years. The gallery boasts 5,000 square feet of exhibition space where annually over 20,000 guests visit eleven art shows (some of national significance) that are locally produced and curated. The School of Art features 45 faculty members who teach over 2,500 adult students and 700 children (ages 6-12). Seventeen master artists lead workshops throughout the year and the Plein Air Festival is considered one of the best in the entire country. Outreach programs serve seniors as well as children and families who are underserved and economically challenged.

Please contact Janeen Mason, Curator, to discuss sponsorship opportunities (561) 746-3101, Janeen@LighthouseArts.org

Lighthouse ArtCenter ArtCamp hours: 8:30 a.m. – 4:00 p.m. (aftercare is available)

ArtCamp runs for nine individual weeks, beginning June 4, 2018, ending August 11, 2018, and closed for the week of July 4th.

 

www.LighthouseArts.org     (561) 746-3101

Hours and admission:

Open Monday – Friday 10 am – 4 pm  Saturdays 10 am – 2 pm

 

 

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Rickie Leiter, Publisher

Rickie@therickiereport.com   561-537-0291

17019 SW Sapri Way   Port St. Lucie, FL 34986