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.

 

 

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

Benzaiten Center For Creative Arts Announces Three Days Of Events With Glass Artist, Rob Stern

Benzaiten Center For Creative Arts welcomes the public to 3 days of events featuring internationally renown glass artist, Rob Stern. Mark your calendars for March 16th, 17th and 18th for glassblowing, dinner, and music plus a Free Family Fun Day! The Rickie Report shares the details and some sneak peeks!  Rob Stern is a real showman and works large so his demonstrations are extra dramatic and should not be missed.  Nowhere else in Palm Beach County is there a facility that brings in these types of world renown artists to blow glass in front of large audiences in real time. It is a sizzling hot experience!

 

 

 

1105 2nd Avenue, South Lake Worth, FL

561.508.7315

 

 

BENZAITEN CENTER FOR CREATIVE ARTS

WELCOMES YOU

TO THREE DAYS OF EVENTS!

FEATURING THE ART
OF
RENOWNED GLASS ARTIST:

ROB STERN

March 16th to 18th

 

 

The “Last Call” will not be happening from 8pm-10pm on Friday night. As that was St. Patty’s Day, we were not able to engage a band, so we are doing it after the Saturday’s public demonstration from 7pm -9pm.

Directions:  Parking in back of building on 3rd Avenue

“DO NOT USE GPS”
Exit I-95 at 6 Avenue, South and go East
Take a Left on South F Street at Kwik Stop
And a Right on 3rd Avenue South to Parking Lot

 

 

Hot Glass Demo With Rob Stern 

 

Thursday, March 16  6 – 9 PM

“Meet The Artist Dinner”

$100

This is an elegant, intimate sit-down dinner for only 30 people held in our Center’s beautiful gallery featuring one-on-one time with the visiting artist, a lecture by the artist, and piano music

Friday, March 17th

“Gallery Openings”

$10. at the door or FREE with Basic Membership

6 – 8 PM

This is a lovely cocktail reception with hors d’oeuvres, wine, piano music, and a private glassblowing demo by the artist

Saturday, March 18th

“Family Demo Day”

2 – 5 PM

FREE EVENT

This is a great family day featuring a three-hour public demo by the visiting artist

 

LAST CALL EVENT:

Saturday, March 18th

 

 

Glass Creation by Rob Stern

About Rob Stern:

Born in Miami, Rob was reared in Atlanta where his mother taught art and his father worked in the movie industry  and dabbled in photography. Rob attended Northside High School for the Performing Arts, in Atlanta, where he was a member of an elite touring group, singing dancing, and acting.  While active in many traditional sports, he also enjoyed skateboarding, surfing and rock climbing.  All of these factors combined with the inventive and adventurous spirit he inherited from his grandparents, would be important to his future career as a glass artist.

Glass installation by Rob Stern

Rob attended San Francisco State University where he studied art and discovered glass making. He worked as an apprentice at John Lewis Glass, an industrial casting facility in Oakland for five years.  He traveled to Europe touring glass factories for a semester and then returned to begin his study at the Pilchuck Glass School, renowned worldwide for its glass programs.  Rob went on to study, apprentice and assist numerous artists/masters at Pilchuck and other schools.

Glass Creation by Rob Stern

In 1992, after working as a teaching assistant for Czech master, Petr Novotny, Rob was invited to work in the Ajeto Glass Factory in the Czech Republic.  It was the start of a long term working relationship, as he lived and worked there for a number of years.  He continues to work closely with Petr both in Ajeto and doing demonstrations and conducting workshops throughout the world. From 1997-2003 Rob taught glassmaking at the University of Miami, FL and earned his MFA.  Rob now co-teaches with many artists/master at schools worldwide and frequently travels abroad to make his work. He has been invited to work as a master craftsman in both the US and Europe. In 2003, he established Rob Stern Art Glass Inc. in Miami , where he now works with his team on many commissions and personal sculptures.

Glass Creation by Rob Stern

“I consider myself to be very fortunate to have traveled, studied and lived in many places where glass is made by masters.  I have experienced many cultures, techniques, and the people who I have met have greatly influenced me.  I draw my inspiration from this, from music and from mostly everything I see in nature.  Working as a glass artist has enabled me to view the world as fluid, reflective, and full of light.  I strive to express emotion in my work and my other primary goal is the share the gift of glass with others”.

Glass Demo with Rob Stern

 

 

To receive more information or to Register for these events, classes, workshops or upcoming events please visit:

www.benzaitencenter.org

Call 561-508-7315 or
Email aholmes@benzaitencenter.org

Hours:

Tuesday through Saturday: 1:00 – 4:00 PM

Closed: Sundays and Mondays

Classes & Large Group Tours by appointment

Please call 561.508.7315 for more information

 

 

 

 

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

 

Benzaiten Center For Creative Arts Announces Three Days Of Events With Glass Artists Julia And Robin Rogers

Benzaiten Center For Creative Arts welcome the public to three days of events featuring the art of renown glass artists, Julia and Robin Rogers.  Mark your calendars for February 23rd, 24th, and 25th for glassblowing, dinner, and music plus a Family Fun Day!  The Rickie Report shares the details and some sneak peeks!  

 

 

 

1105 2nd Avenue, South          Lake Worth, FL

561.508.7315

Parking in back of building on 3rd Avenue

 

BENZAITEN CENTER FOR CREATIVE ARTS

WELCOMES YOU

TO THREE DAYS OF EVENTS

FEATURING THE ART

OF

RENOWNED GLASS ARTISTS

JULIA & ROBIN ROGERS

February 23rd to 25th

 

Julia and Robin Rogers, renown glass artists

 

 

 

Thursday, February 23rd 6pm – 9pm
“Meet The Artist Dinner”  $100

 

This is an elegant, intimate sit-down dinner for only 30 people held in our Center’s beautiful gallery featuring one-on-one time with the visiting artists, a lecture by the artists, and piano music

 

“Group 2” by Julia and Robin Rogers

 

 

 

Friday, February 24th
“Gallery Openings”

$10 at the door or Free with basic membership
6pm – 8pm

This is a lovely cocktail reception with hors d’oeuvres, wine, piano music, and a private glassblowing demo by the artists

8pm – 10pm

Now we open our doors to the young people, or people who are young at heart, and do a second glassblowing demo to the strains of live jazz music by the RECLAIM BRASS BAND

 

“Urban Group” by Julia and Robin Rogers

 

Saturday, February 25th
“Family Demo Day”
2pm – 5pm
FREE EVENT

This is a great family day featuring a 3 hour public demo by the visiting artists.

 

About the Artists:

Husband and Wife Team, Julia and Robin Rogers tell The Rickie Report, ” We are enlivened by the inherent qualities of molten glass; its luminosity, viscosity, and seductive flow.  Our interdisciplinary approach incorporates blown and sculpted glass with electronics, sound, light, shadow, and a host of other materials. Inspiration is around us all, our work is specifically driven by humanity, nature, science, and music. Collaboratively, we meld our ideas into, what hopefully are, contemplative, intriguing, and thought provoking works. In addition to sculpture, we create installation and performance”.

 

 

“Dancer” by Julia and Robin Rogers

 

 

 

Some of their series include, “Animalia Fantastica,” “Sentient & Sapient,” and “Architecture of the Mind.”  “Animalia Fantastica” is a series of blown/sculpted anthropomorphic glass figures.  Since the advent of human expression, animalia has been a driving source of inspiration. In fact, the oldest cave paintings depict animals and the hunt. This narrative continues in “Animalia Fantastica” touching on nourishment and sustainability.  “Sentient & Sapient” is a series of blown glass heads with mixed media that delves into our subject’s psyche.  These pieces physically and metaphorically open up to reveal the interior workings of the mind.  In “Architecture of the Mind,” heads are turned into buildings and the occupants and history of these buildings tell the story of the subject. Looking through the windows the dynamics of life are ever present.

 

 

 

 

“Sassy” by Julia and Robin Rogers

 

 

 

“With performance and installation, we are able to broaden our ideas, creating a larger picture. Ideas of collective conscious, life cycles, perception, and an advancing technological civilization are prevalent in this work.  In the “Journey,” a performance, using a video projected and reflected in a pool of water, we tell a story that begins in a modern, active city in the rain and takes viewers backward through time to the beginning of all life on earth.  We use hot glass in this piece to represent the primordial ooze where life first emerged. We are two artists living, breathing, and working together.  Our minds never stop imagining the possibilities of what can be explored, discovered, shared, and executed”.

 

 

To receive more information or to Register for these events, classes, workshops or upcoming events please  visit:

www.benzaitencenter.org

Call 561-508-7315 or
Email aholmes@benzaitencenter.org

 

Hours:

Tuesday through Saturday: 1:00 – 4:00 PM

Closed: Sundays and Mondays

Classes & Large Group Tours by appointment

Please call 561.508.7315 for more information

 

 

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

 

Comprehensive Overview Of ArtPalmBeach, Art Synergy ARTWEEK 2017

The Rickie Report shares a comprehensive overview of the ArtPalmBeach Art Synergy ARTWEEK events.  Future articles will focus on individual venues.  There is a superabundance of art-related events in Palm Beach and Martin Counties featuring thousands of international, national and local acclaim.  Don’t miss the emerging artists!  Get your calendars ready for a whirlwind of ART !

 

 

 

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A R T W E E K     2 0 1 7

 

 

The Art Synergy sponsored Art Palm Beach Week Events begin with the opening reception of The Art Synergy IV Exhibition at the Palm Beach County Convention Center during the gala reception and celebration of Art Palm Beach: First View and 20th Anniversary.

 

All events are produced in partnership between Art Synergy and our host Art Palm Beach and with the cooperation and support of the City of West Palm Beach, The DDA West Palm Beach,The City of Lake Worth, The City of Boynton Beach, The City of Delray Beach, and various other government and arts organizations of various cities in both Palm Beach and Martin Counties.

 

Websites:

Main: http://www.artsynergy.org/
Palm Beach Art Week 2017 Guide online: http://www.palmbeachartweek2017.com/
Other links are here: LIST OF EVENTS and SPONSORS   www.palmbeachartweek2017.com/

Tickets:

Art Palm Beach:
https://www.eventbrite.com/e/art-palm-beach-2017-tickets-29704268266

Art Synergy IV Exhibition:

https://www.eventbrite.com/e/art-synergy-at-art-palm-beach-tickets-30167044442

Art Florida 2017:

https://www.eventbrite.com/e/artfl2017-curators-choices-tickets-27935303244
The Box Gallery Blog: http://palmbeachfineartgallery.blogspot.com/
The Box Gallery Website: http://www.theboxgallery.info/

ULEASHED Art Fair:

https://www.eventbrite.com/e/unleashed-art-fair-tickets-29959637081

Continuum:

https://www.eventbrite.com/e/continuum-wpb-arts-2017-tickets-30329032954?aff=es2
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/continuumwpb/?fref=ts

Art Palm Beach:

https://www.facebook.com/ArtPalmBeach/?fref=ts

Art Synergy

https://www.facebook.com/artsynergypbc/

Art Synergy Art Guide

https://www.facebook.com/PalmBeachArtWeek2017/

The Box Gallery

https://www.facebook.com/TheBoxGalleryFL/

UNLEASHED ( New Arts Venue )

https://www.facebook.com/NewArtsVenue/

 

Instagram:

Art Palm Beach
https://www.instagram.com/artpalmbeachfair/
Art Synergy
https://www.instagram.com/artsynergypbc/
The Box Gallery
https://www.instagram.com/theboxgalleryfl/
UNLEASHED ( New Arts Venue )
https://www.instagram.com/newartsvenue/
Continuum
https://www.instagram.com/continuumwpbarts/

Twitter:

Art Palm Beach
https://twitter.com/ArtPalmBeach
Art Synergy
https://twitter.com/artsynergypbc
The Box Gallery
https://twitter.com/TheBoxGalleryFL
UNLEASHED ( New Arts Venue )
https://twitter.com/NewArtsVenue
Continuum
https://twitter.com/ContinuumWPB

 

Art Synergy is a 501 (c) 3, not for profit arts organization founded in 2013. The fruit of the labors of Rolando Chang Barrero, Craig McInnis and Freddy Hennevelt grew out of the original Think Tank,. It has flourished through grassroots efforts beginning with a partnership with Art Palm Beach.  Currently, Rolando Chang Barrero, President and Ilene Gruber Adams, Vice President are managing the organization along with the support of many artists and art lovers in the community. Volunteers and board members are always welcome.

 

By March 2017, Art Synergy will have organized 6 juried exhibition that have provided Florida based artists to have their work seen, and collected by national and international collectors and art patrons. Also, Art Synergy assists nine Florida art districts organize, promote and market over 65 exhibitions in each year throughout the Palm Beach and Martin County durning Art Palm Beach week which was initiated January 2014.

 

 

The nine art districts are: Antique Row Art District,Boynton Beach Art District,Delray Art Art District,Lake ParkArt District,North Palm Beach Art District,Lake Worth Art District,Northwood Village Art District,West Palm Beach Art District,Palm Beach Art District.

 

 

In 2016 Art Synergy was classified as a 501 (c) 3 not for profit arts organization which will allow for contributions and donations to a fund currently being created to allow needy families join experiential cultural experiences. This was possible because of the generosity of David and Lee Ann Lester of Next Level Fairs who donate exhibition spaces (Booths) at 2 of the Next Level Fairs: Art Palm Beach and Art Boca Raton.

 

 

ART SYNERGY is a countywide movement to unify and promote the diverse culture of our vibrant arts community. ART SYNERGY’s future goals include events that will happen periodically throughout the year, the addition of more participating art districts, and initiatives that help unify the many diverse art entities, and talented artists that Palm Beach County has to offer. With the help of local CRAs, Public Arts Departments, the DDA in WPB and the Cultural Council of Palm Beach County (to name a few), ART SYNERGY has only one place to go… onward and upward.

 

 

 

 

 

 

LIST OF EVENTS and SPONSORS

Highlights include:

 

WEDNESDAY JAN.18.2017

ART PALM BEACH VIP RECEPTION

ART SYNERGY IV EXHIBITION AT ART PALM BEACH

AFTER PARTY AT CITY PLACE

THURSDAY JAN.19.2017

ART PALM BEACH

ART SYNERGY IV EXHIBITION AT ART PALM BEACH

CONTINUUM: Opening: V.I.P. Black Tie & Sneakers Fundraiser

NORTON MUSEUM OF ART: A CLOSER LOOK/THE MANTLEPIECE, 1926    http://www.norton.org

THE KRAVIS CENTER: NORMANDIE  http://www.kravis.org

FRIDAY JAN.20.2017

ART PALM BEACH

ART SYNERGY IV EXHIBITION AT ART PALM BEACH

THE BOX GALLERY: ART FLORIDA 2017 THE CURATORS CHOICE

SOCIETY OF THE FOUR ARTS: MARGUERITE  http://www.fourarts.org

SATURDAY JAN.21.2017

ART PALM BEACH

ART SYNERGY IV EXHIBITION AT ART PALM BEACH

UNLEASHED ART FAIR: THE ALTERNATIVE ART FAIR

Courtesy of New Arts Venue ( Installation: Salt Art by Giannina Coppiano Dwin )

BENZAITEN CENTER FOR CREATIVE ARTS: RICK EGGERT VISITING ARTISTS  www.benzaitencenter.org

LAKE WORTH ART WALK  http://www.lakewortharts.com/

MARTIN COUNTY OPEN STUDIO TOUR  http://www.mcost.org

JF GALLERY 6TH ANNUAL ART EXHIBIT  www.jfgallery.com

SUNDAY JAN.22.2017

 

ART PALM BEACH

ART SYNERGY IV EXHIBITION AT ART PALM BEACH

WHITESPACE COLLECTION BRUNCH AND VIEWING: XXX-PHOTO  www.whitespacecollection.com

SOCIETY OF THE FOUR ARTS: VERONA QUARTET  www.fourarts.org

MARTIN COUNTY OPEN STUDIO TOUR http://www.mcost.org

 

 

 

 

 

 

Art Synergy, Administrative  Office

811 Belvedere Road

West Palm Beach,Florida 33405

Email: ArtSynergyPBC@gmail.com

 

 

 

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

 

 

Free Art Walk In Lake Worth To Celebrate Art Synergy ARTWEEK On January 21st

On Saturday, January 21st, The Lake Worth Art Walk encourages visitors to stroll the sidewalks of Downtown Lake Worth visiting art galleries, checking out artist exhibits, tasting craft beer and eating delicious food.  This event, in conjunction with Art Synergy ARTWEEK 2017 gives you access to meet the artists who live locally and sell their work nationally and internationally.  There will be demonstrations and guests can walk or hop on the free trolley service that will circulate among the venues. The Rickie Report shares the details here!

 

 

 

 
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LAKE  WORTH  ART  WALK

Saturday January 21, 2017

1:00 – 6:00 pm

Downtown Lake Worth

Free Admission     Free Parking

 

 

There is free parking at Lake Worth City Hall, Benzaiten Center, Armory Annex and along the streets of Lake Ave and Lucerne Ave.

 

Maps are available at the various galleries on Lake Ave and Lucerne Ave, Benzaiten Center, Cultural Council of Palm Beach, Armory Annex Lake Worth, and other venues.

 

Some of the participating venues are:

 

Artisans on the Ave will feature local artists:

http://www.artisansontheave.com/

 

 

Benzaiten Center for Creative Arts will feature an International Glass Artist, Rick Eggert:

http://www.benzaitencenter.org/

Raffle Prize Drawing at 5:00 at Benzaiten (do not need to be present to win)

1105 2nd Avenue South

Cultural Council of Palm Beach will feature two artists and glass from McMow Art Glass:

www.palmbeachculture.com

601 Lake Ave

 

 

Armory Annex in Lake Worth will feature “Perspective in Fiber”:

http://www.armoryart.org/armory-annex-in-lake-worth

 

Lake Worth Art League will feature local artists:

http://www.lwartleague.org/

604 Lucerne Ave

 

McMow Art Glass exhibiting at Cultural Council of Palm Beach :

http://www.mcmow.com/

601 Lake Avenue

 

Clay Glass Metal Stone Gallery will feature local artists

www.facebook.com/cgmsgallery

flamingoclaystudio.org

15 South J Street

 

LULA

www.lakewortharts.org

29 South J Street Suite 1

Plus many more local galleries and restaurants!

 

Guests can walk or hop on the free trolley service that will circulate among the venues.

Maps are available at the various galleries on Lake Ave and Lucerne Ave, Benzaiten Center, Cultural Council of Palm Beach, Armory Annex Lake Worth, and other venues.

 

 

For more details about Art Synergy ARTWEEK 2017:

 www.artsynergy.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

17019 SW Sapri Way    Port St. Lucie, FL 34986

 

 

 

Meet The Most Collected Glass Artist In The U.S. At Benzaiten Center For Creative Arts

Marlene Rose is one of Florida’s greatest artistic treasures. She is one of the top glass artists of our day and lives right in our midst in Clearwater, Florida. However, Ms. Rose will be visiting Lake Worth for three days of events, April 28th, 29th and 30th at the new Benzaiten Center for Creative Arts. This will be a rare opportunity for people in our community to see this nationally renowned artist perform her magic.  The Rickie Report shares the details and urges you to sign up while spaces are still available!  

 

 

 

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www.benzaitencenter.org

 

BENZAITEN  CENTER  FOR  CREATIVE  ARTS

 

 

April 28-30, 2016: Marlene Rose

Thursday, April 28th: Private Dinner 6 – 9pm

Click to register

Friday, April 29th: Gallery Opening 6 – 8pm

Click to register

Saturday, April 30th: Public Demo 4 – 6pm

Click to register

 

 

 

 

1105 2nd Avenue South    Lake Worth, Florida 33460
561.508.7315 | aholmes@benzaitencenter.org

Hours:

Tuesday through Saturday: 1:00 – 4:00 PM

Closed: Sundays and Mondays

Classes & Large Group Tours by appointment

Please call 561.508.7315 for more information

 

 

 

Marlene Rose’s unique work refers to a personal system of symbols that derive their power and strength from the common core shared with our ancestors. Rose rides this ancient energy, and, through the glass, reaches out into time, linking the fragments of what she sees and her part-remembered memories of the past. These glimpses become her visions, and her visions soar into the future, frozen forever in the icy-hot stillness of the glass.

 

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Brilliant Golden Buddha by Marlene Rose

 

 

 

Rose uses a process based on the thousands-year-old tradition of bronze casting, adapted only recently for glass. She pours liquid molten glass into a carefully prepared sand mold, then cools it for six days or more in a specially controlled oven before cracking open the mold and seeing what she has made. This method of making the glass aligns perfectly with the imagery she sees. The rawness and the immediacy of working the sand; the thrill and danger of pouring this magical lava, thousands of degrees hot; and the patient gestation of the piece in the annealing oven. These processes all inform, and are integral in, the final finished creation.

 

 

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Marlene Rose Creating

 

 

 

“The glass may look like a relic of some ancient time, but each piece holds inside itself the sum of the sharp shards of what I have seen, of unnamed emotions, of visions, concepts and memories. These common threads of human imagery, passing through cultures and time… I am compelled to weave and recompose their nuances, all to communicate the immortal vibrancy of the human spirit”.

 

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Glass Creations by Marlene Rose

 

Being able to watch Marlene perform her sand-casting ritual in real time is the type of unique experiences that the new Benzaiten Center for Creative Arts is making possible for the citizens of Palm Beach County. Here is the outline of upcoming events:

 

 

 

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Marlene Rose with One of her Creations

 

Thursday, April 28   6 – 9PM: ‘An Intimate Dinner to Meet the Artist’ Limited to only 32 people, this sit-down dinner will be held in the beautiful Benzaiten Gallery and will include a talk of by the artist. $100pp

 

 

 

Friday, April 29 6 – 8PM: ‘Gallery Opening Reception’ featuring the work of Marlene Rose and 2-dimensional art of several local artists. Demo by the artist, live music, wine and hors d’oeuvres. Free for members and $10 for non-members

 

 

 

Saturday, April 30 Starts at 3PM: ‘Public Demonstration’ by Marlene Rose with music by DJ Mobile, wine, beer and lite snacks. Free

 

 

 

Call JoAnne Berkow at 561-310-9371 or email at jbberkow65@gmail.com for further info

 

www.benzaitencenter.org

1105 2nd Avenue South Lake Worth, Florida 33460
561.508.7315 

Hours:

Tuesday through Saturday: 1:00 – 4:00 PM

Closed: Sundays and Mondays

Classes & Large Group Tours by appointment

Please call 561.508.7315 for more information

 

 

 

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

Rickie Leiter, Publisher

The Rickie Report

P.O.Box 33423

Palm Beach Gardens, FL 33420

Rickie@therickiereport.com

561-537-0291

Benzaiten Gala, “Glasstronomique” Will Be A Feast For The Senses!

Founder of Benzaiten Center for Creative Arts, JoAnne Berkow, announces “Glasstronomique … A Feast for the Senses”!  This will be a fun-filled event with tons of entertainment, taking place on March 19th.  It includes a glass-blowing cocktail hour followed by an elegant wine pairing dinner and great musical entertainment.  The Rickie Report shares the details. Reserve your space now and get your colorful attire ready for what promises to be a hot night!

 

 

 

 

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For more information please visit:

www.benzaitencenter.org

 

 

 

 

 

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

Rickie Leiter, Publisher

The Rickie Report

P.O.Box 33423

Palm Beach Gardens, FL 33420

Rickie@therickiereport.com

561-537-0291

 

 

 

 

Benzaiten Center For Creative Arts Announces 3 Days Of Events: Visiting Artist Program With Rob Stern

Benzaiten Center for Creative Arts announces “Visiting Artist Program”, as internationally renown glass master, Rob Stern visits Benzaiten for 3 days of events.  The Rickie Report shares the details for Thursday, February 25th “Meet the Artist Dinner”(fee), Friday, February 26th “Gallery Reception & Demo”( fee) and Saturday, February 27th “Public Glass Blowing Demonstration”(Free and Open to the Public).  We urge you to sign up for Dinner, as spaces are limited.  Enjoy the sneak peeks and see you there!

 

 

 

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FEATURES

 

 

3 Days With Master Glass Artist:

ROB  STERN

 

 

Thursday, February 25th

Meet the Artist Dinner  6:00 pm

$100. per person – Limited seating

 

 

 

Friday, February 26th

Gallery Reception & Demo  6:00 – 8:00 pm

Members: Free  Non-Members $20. per person

 

 

Saturday, February 27th

Public Glass Blowing Demonstration  4:00 – 6:00 pm

Free and Open to the Public

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Register for the Thursday night dinner right away as seating is limited.

You can register on-line for both the Thursday night dinner and the Friday night gallery opening/demo at:
http://www.benzaitencenter.org/events/calendar

or call Anita Holmes, the Center’s Executive Director, at 561-508-7315

or email her at aholmes@benzaitencenter.org

1105 2nd Avenue South        Lake Worth, Florida 33460
www.benzaitencenter.org

 

Hours:  Tuesday through Saturday: 1:00 – 4:00 PM

Classes & Large Group Tours by appointment

Please call 561.508.7315 for more information

 

 

 

Born in Miami, Rob Stern was reared in Atlanta where his mother taught art and his father worked in the movie industry and dabbled in photography. He attended San Francisco State University where he studied art and discovered glass making. He worked as an apprentice at John Lewis Glass, an industrial casting facility in Oakland, for five years.

 

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Glass by Rob Stern

 

 

Rob traveled to Europe touring glass factories for a semester and then returned to begin his study at the Pilchuck Glass School, renowned worldwide for its glass programs. Rob went on to study, apprentice, and assist numerous artists/masters at Pilchuck and other schools.

 

 

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Glass by Rob Stern

In 1992, after working as a teaching assistant for Czech master, Petr Novotny, Rob was invited to work in the Ajeto Glass Factory in the Czech Republic. It was the start of a long term working relationship, as he would live and work there for a number of years. Rob continues to work closely with Petr both in Ajeto and doing demonstrations and conducting workshops throughout the world.

 

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Glass by Rob Stern

 

 

From 1997-2003 Rob taught glassmaking at the University of Miami, FL. and earned his MFA. Rob now co-teaches with many artist/masters at schools worldwide and frequently travels abroad to make his work. He has been invited to work as a master craftsmen in both the US and Europe. In 2003 he established Rob Stern Art Glass Inc. in Miami, where he now works with his team on many commissions and personal sculptures.

 

 

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Rob Stern

 

 

Rob will be taking part in the following 3-Day Events:

 

Thursday, February 25: ‘Meet the Artist Dinner’ is a private sit-down, dinner party limited to only 32 people who will dine in the Center’s upscale gallery and listen to the artist talk about their processes and what inspired them to become a glass artist. They will also have a chance to preview the gallery’s exhibition before its official opening. The cost is one-hundred dollars per person.

 

 

Friday, February 26: The center will hold a ‘Gallery Reception & Demo’ for an exhibition of the visiting artist’s work along with two dimensional works curated by the center’s founder, JB Berkow, who has been a gallerist for over twenty years. Admittance to these shows will be free for members of the Benzaiten Center and only $20 for non-members.

 

 

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Glass by Rob Stern

Saturday, February 27: The visiting artist will conduct a two to three hour ‘Public Glass Blowing Demonstration’ which will be open and free to the public. These are great opportunities for glass collectors and families from our community to observe first hand how great glass art is made.

 

 

 

For more information:

You can register on-line for both the Thursday night dinner and the Friday night gallery opening/demo at:
http://www.benzaitencenter.org/events/calendar

or call Anita Holmes, the Center’s Executive Director, at 561-508-7315

or email  aholmes@benzaitencenter.org

1105 2nd Avenue South Lake Worth, Florida 33460
www.benzaitencenter.org

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

Rickie Leiter, Publisher

The Rickie Report

P.O.Box 33423

Palm Beach Gardens, FL 33420

Rickie@therickiereport.com

561-537-0291

Don’t Miss A Minute Of ArtSynergy Events In Conjunction With ArtPalmBeach2016

The Palm Beaches will be vibrating with art when ArtPalmBeach returns on January 20, 2016 to celebrate its 19th year at the Palm Beach County Convention Center. The fair will feature 85 international exhibitors, installation projects, art video labs, and SCULPT Palm Beach featuring a major large scale public art sculpture on the Palm Beach County Convention Center entrance plaza.  Art Synergy in collaboration with ArtPalmBeach will produce more than 65 exhibitions, January 15 – 30th throughout the nine Palm Beach County Art Districts during Art Palm Beach week. The nine art districts are: Antique Row, Artists Alley Delray, Boynton Beach Art District, Lake Park and North Palm Beach Art District, Lake Worth Arts, Northwood Village, West Palm Beach, and Worth Avenue.  The Rickie Report shares Highlights

 

 

 

 

 

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Marjorie S. Fisher Gallery: ArtSynergy presents ‘Mixing It Up’ at Marjorie S. Fisher Gallery All Media Group Exhibition. Reception on Friday, January 22nd (6pm to 8:30pm) – $10 Entry Donation. Sponsored by Civil Society Brewing and the West Palm Beach CRA. In conjunction with ArtSynergy, ArtPalmBeach and the Northwood ArtX ArtWalks. Featured Artists Include: Julie Silk Beaumont, Steve Brouse, Anthony Burks Sr., Robert Catapano, M.C. Desorcy, Ren Dittfield, David Hayes, Greg Matthews, Craig McInnis, Henriett Michel, John Rachell, Barry Seidman…
Exhibition runs from January 5th to January 30th and is Free during regular Gallery Hours – Tuesday through Saturday 10am to 5pm.

 

 

Rolando Chang Barrero Fine Art Gallery will be presenting “Wet Foot / Dry Foot : 4 Cubans Conditions and Contributions.” Opening Reception January 15, 2016 | 6-9 PM. Continues through ArtWeek2016 in collaboration with Art Synergy and ArtPalmBeach.

 

 

 

The Urban Arts Lofts presents “Art Junction” on Saturday, January 23rd. The artists at the Urban Arts Lofts (UAL) invite you to an evening of sculpture, metalworking, photography, ceramics & custom built wood workings. The Lofts will feature several nationally known artists.For more information log onto: www.lakewortharts.com Studios open at noon. Special reception from 6-9 pm.Free Event!

 

 

 

ActivistArtistA Gallery presents “Snapshots! The Artist Gaze, opening reception January 28, 2016 6-10 PM.

 

 

 

Back Alley Art Festival The Lake Park Art District In conjunction with Art Palm Beach and ART Synergy we will be hosting The Back Alley Art Festival (Hopefully first annual)! Live painting and murals all night long.  Much more info coming so please stay tuned.  Food from Diner Dogs Inc. & Woodys Burgers Florida.

 

 

 

CONTINUUM is a pop-up art exhibition by Art Synergy in the Arts & Entertainment District in downtown West Palm Beach that takes place during ArtPalmBeach Week. Jan. 21 to Jan. 30 at 522 Clematis Street.

 

 

 

The Armory Center will be featuring three exhibitions during Art Palm Beach Week “The Women of Vision”, Rising Waters: an exhibition of recent works by Mags Harries and River: an installation by Mags Harries and Lajos Heder. “The Women of Vision” will feature sculpture, painting, photography, ceramics and mixed media. Rising Waters is an exhibition by Boston based artist Mag Harries it is an ironic and poignant commentary on the dilemma of “Rising Waters”-our inability to grasp it on an individual level and our societal refusal to deal with the effects of global warming already so evident in South Florida. River, the installation by Boston based artists Mags Harries and Lajos Heder of water, light, and shadow creates an apparition of a river from one bucket of water. January 16- February 12, 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.

 

 

 

Benzaiten Center for Creative Arts will be featuring a glass blowing demonstration with contemporary glass artist Laura Donefer. Donefer has been a driving force in the Canadian glass movement for 18 years, she has curated many exhibits to show Canadian work including a major one in Tucson, Arizona entitled “North of the Border”.  Partners in this venture are McMow Art Glass and Habatat Galleries.  Artists will be selling their hand made fine crafts from 2 – 9 pm.

 

 

 

Bold Beauty Project, ArtPalmBeach has partnered with the Bold Beauty Project and famed photographer Robert Zuckerman to bring the Bold Beauty Project photography exhibit to Art Palm Beach 2016. This innovative visual arts event showcases women who dare to expose their disabilities. The models boldly face the photographer’s lens, and through the process, they uncover their beauty, sensuality and strength to break the molds of conventional beauty.

 

 

 

FOTOfusion at the Palm Beach Photographic Centre is the International Festival of Photography and Digital Imaging. In its 21st year it will feature Portfolio Reviews by 100 Experts, Mini FOTOshoots, seminars & panel discussions, hands-on computer labs, multimedia presentations, photography & digital art exhibitions, book signings & gallery walks and fuse and schmooze parties. Jan.19- Jan. 23.

 

 

 

Whitespace Collection: Collectors Breakfast featuring artist Rita Montlack and her exhibition “XXL Photographs; A Historical Survey of Contemporary Photography”. This private collection art exhibition space will be open to the public for the annual Art Palm Beach Collectors Breakfast and viewing of this private collection and featured exhibition January 24, Breakfast- 9:30 a.m. to 12:00 noon, collection will remain open until 4:00 p.m. Whitespace will also have a booth at ArtPalmbeach in the Convention Center.

 

 

 

Norton Museum of Art will be exhibiting Vincent van Gogh’s “The Poplars at Saint-Rémy , the piece was painted in the same community, and in the same year, as The Starry Night, during a period when van Gogh was hospitalized. Additionally, the Norton will be exhibiting the “Portrait of Mademoiselle Hortense Valpinçon”, which has been rarely – if ever – been exhibited in the southeast United States.

 

 

 

Society of the Four Arts Exhibition on Screen: “Henri Matisse: The Cut-Outs” Hailed as the most successful exhibition in Tate Modern’s history, you can now catch “Henri Matisse: The Cut-Outs” at the Four Arts”, featuring exclusive new footage from The Museum of Modern Art in New York. Acclaimed British actor Simon Russell Beale brings insight and emotion to the words of Henri Matisse himself, while actor Rupert Young (Merlin) narrates. Saturday, January 23, 2016 2:00 p.m. – 3:30 p.m., at the Society of the Four Arts.

 

 

 

Boca Raton Museum of Art presents Dames: Portraits by Norman Sunshine. During a period of convalescence when he could not paint as he once was able to do, Sunshine delved into the digital world of art making and searched for subjects of style and substance. In doing so he was taken with notable women; their poise, their composure, and their self-assurance. Among those who have posed for him are art patron Agnes Gund, philanthropist Nancy Kissinger, and Anne Sutherland Fuchs, former publisher of Vogue, Woman’s Day, and Elle.

 

 

 

The Lighthouse ArtCenter: “The Manoogian Collection: Two Centuries of American Art”. Considered to be one of the most significant private collections of American art compiled during the 20th century. This landmark exhibition includes 19th and 20th-century American paintings. Dr. Anne Palumbo lecture, “The Statue of Liberty as an American Icon” Thursday, January 21, 2016 5:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m.

 

For more information please visit: www.artsynergypbc.com

 

 

 

 

 

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

Rickie Leiter, Publisher

The Rickie Report

P.O.Box 33423

Palm Beach Gardens, FL 33420

Rickie@therickiereport.com

561-537-0291

McMow Art Glass, Habatat Galleries and Benzaiten Center For Creative Arts Announce Plans For Art Synergy 2016 During ArtPalmBeach

This article is for Art Lovers/Art Patrons and Artists/Artisans/Art Organizations. We share this call for all Lake Worth Artists & Galleries to work together on the Art Synergy2016 event.  On Saturday, January 23, 2016, this mega-event takes place at the Benzaiten Center for Creative Arts from 2:00-9:00 PM.   Visitors will enjoy wine/beer/soda, hors d’oeuvres, and entertainment.  Watch glass blowing and browse professional and emerging artists & galleries in one location! World renown glass artist, Laura Donefer will demo!  Art Lovers/Art Patrons: MARK your calendars for Saturday, January 23, 2016, 2:00-9:00 PM.  Kudos to McMow Art Glass, Habatat Galleries and Benzaiten Center for Creative Arts for bringing the arts community together for this event! Artists, Galleries and Organizations will have a free 10 x 10 space to use for display. For more details, contact Anita Holmes at 561.508.7315/ aholmes@benzaitencenter.org. Deadline is January 14th. The Rickie Report shares some sneak peeks of Laura Donefer’s amazing glass work and all of the details!

 

 

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Friday, January 22, 2016   6 -9 pm

Benzaiten Gallery Opening

 

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Saturday, January 23, 2016   2 – 9 pm

Art Synergy 2016

Meet the Artists

Laura Donefer Glass-blowing Demo

 4 – 6pm 

 

 

 

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 Laura Donefer with 2 Wall Pieces

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Benzaiten Center For Creative Arts

1105 2nd Avenue South    Lake Worth FL

 

 

The HOT New PLACE in TOWN:

 

 

The hot new place to be this season is located in an Historic FEC Train Depot building in the heart of the City of Lake Worth, Florida. The 14,000 square foot Benzaiten Center for Creative Arts is attracting hundreds of interested people to its brand new hot shop. With three glory holes and two furnaces they have been scheduling back-to-back classes ever since they reopened in October.

 

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Laura Donefer, creating 

 

 

 

All throughout the Summer, Founder, JB Berkow along with Anita Holmes, Executive Director and Rick Eggert, Creative Director have worked hard to design an impressive line up of programming for the upcoming season.

 

 

 

They have four outstanding, world renowned Visiting Glass Artists coming to the center in 2016. These events will be three-day affairs. Thursday nights will be a private sit-down-dinner party where the artist will talk about their processes and inspirations. Friday nights will be a gallery opening centering around the visiting artist’s works and featuring two dimensional works by local artists.

 

 

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Laura Donefer, “Phoenix”

 

 

Finally, Saturday will be an afternoon demonstration by the visiting artist. Never before has there been this type of opportunity for Palm Beach County residents to meet and greet four of the top glass artists in the world and have the rare chance to learn about their processes, inspirations and actually see them creating. Visit the Center’s website to view the details and to register and pay for the Thursday and Friday night events.

 

 

The first of these events will coincide with the Lake Worth Art Synergy Event, which the Benzaiten Center is hosting for the second year in a row. Last year they had 32 local artists and organizations taking part in a mini-art-fair within the empty 5,000 square foot space of the building that will eventually house their fine art metal foundry. This year the highlight and kick-off to the event will be world-renowned glass artist, Laura Donefer, conducting a glass-blowing demo from 4pm to 6pm on Saturday, January 23. After that, will be an Art Synergy Awards Ceremony. Festivities will continue until 8pm with live music, light nibbles, wine and beer and is open to the public free of charge.

 

 

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Laura Donefer

 

They also have a stimulating series of lectures that started in December and recurs every first Tuesday of the month from 6pm – 8pm. Every second Wednesday of the month they hold a Hump of the Hump Happy Hour from 5:30pm – 7:30pm in the evening featuring a glass blowing demo, wine, beer, and live entertainment. Besides all of that there are several fundraisers planned for the 2016 season including their signature event, ‘Glasstronomique,’ a ‘Casablanca Casino Night,’ and a cocktail party in the home of a major glass collector. They will also hold a community ‘Summer Solstice’ party in June. Again, check out our website for dates, times and registration details.
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“Grande Basket” by Laura Donefer

 

 

Besides all of this, they offer a myriad of classes for first time glass blowers plus the ability for professionals to rent studio time in the hot shop. They also offer tours of the center, team building events, school field trips and kids programming. Soon they will be offering flame working classes and rental time in a Flame Working Studio that will be built shortly thanks to a large State Cultural Facilities Grant that the center was awarded last year.

 

 

For more information about Art Synergy 2016 please visit:

Art Synergy PBC
Email: artsynergypbc@gmail.com
Web: www.artsynergypbc.com
http://artsynergypbc.blogspot.com/

 

For more information about McMow Art Glass:

www.mcmow.com

For more information about Benzaiten Center for Creative Arts:

www.benzaitencenter.org

 

 

 

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

Rickie Leiter, Publisher

The Rickie Report

P.O.Box 33423

Palm Beach Gardens, FL 33420

Rickie@therickiereport.com

561-537-0291