Two Free Exhibits At Levis JCC Highlight AP Students Plus Annual Pottery Guild Exhibit And Sale

Two exhibits open at the Levis JCC in Boca Raton that will catch your attention.  The Advanced Placement 11th and 12th graders at the Donna Klein Jewish Academy will share unique canvases (part of their portfolios that are submitted to the College Board to receive college credits).  The free Opening Reception takes place on Sunday, March 18th.  The Levis JCC Pottery Guild Annual Exhibition & Sale opens on Sunday, March 25th.  Utilitarian, sculptural and decorative works of ceramics created by members of the Levis JCC Pottery Guild and its new director, Cynthia Zmetronak, are on display and many will be for sale.  The Rickie Report shares the details here.  RSVP to attend the FREE events.

 

 

 

9801 Donna Klein Blvd.   Boca Raton, FL 33428

www.levisjcc.org

 

 

 

Levis JCC in Boca Raton’s

Nathan D. Rosen Museum Gallery

at the Phyllis & Harvey Sandler Center

Presents:

 

Young Adult Artists of Donna Klein Jewish Academy

Opening Reception:

Sunday, March 18th

2:00 – 4:00 pm

 

 

 

 

The Levis JCC Pottery Guild Annual Ceramics Exhibition and Sale

 

Opening Reception:

Sunday, March 25th

1:00 – 3:00 pm

 

Free and open to the public: RSVP to 561-558-2520

The Nathan D. Rosen Museum Gallery is free and open to the public.

21050 95th Avenue South, Boca Raton, FL
(enter off Glades Rd)

 

 

 

Celebrating the Arts:

Artwork by Claire & Emanuel G. Rosenblatt High School Students at DKJA

March 18 – April 30

The Arts program at Donna Klein Jewish Academy provides an environment that encourages exploration, creativity and research in Drama, Art History, Studio Art, Graphic Design and Ceramics. Our 11th and 12th grade Advanced Placement (AP) students prepare portfolios that are submitted to the College Board to receive college credits. Each student creates a series of 12 canvases that explore a unique theme.

Opening Reception – Sunday, March 18, 2:00 – 4:00 pm

Levis JCC Pottery Guild Annual Exhibition & Sale

March 25 – April 19

Utilitarian, sculptural and decorative works of ceramics created by members of the Levis JCC Pottery Guild and its new director, Cynthia Zmetronak, are on display and many will be for sale.

Opening Reception – Sunday, March 25, 1:00 – 3:00 pm

 

 

 

 

The Phyllis & Harvey Sandler Center at the Adolph & Rose Levis Jewish Community Center provides a welcoming environment and a sense of community for active adults of all ages to pursue high quality and enriching educational, cultural, social and recreational experiences. It is located at 21050 95th Avenue South, Boca Raton, FL 33428

 

 

The Levis JCC welcomes individuals of all ages, races, and religious affiliations living in South Florida.

www.levisjcc.org

 

 

 

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Nathan D. Rosen Museum Gallery’s Art 2018 Biennial Juried Exhibition Opens To Public February 15th

The public is invited to attend the Opening Reception and Awards Presentation of the Nathan D. Rosen Museum Gallery’s Art 2018 Biennial Juried Exhibition on Thursday, February 15th.  With submissions from 125 artists from 14 states in the categories of paintings, photography, graphics, mixed media, wood, clay, metal, glass, fiber art, and sculptures, judge Rachel Gustafson selected 87 works by 73 artists. The Rickie Report shares the details, announces the exhibiting artists and applauds everyone!   You must RSVP for this FREE event!

 

 

 

The gallery is located at the Levis JCC Sandler Center

21050 95th Avenue south, Boca Raton, FL 33428

(off Glades Rd between Lyons and 441)

 

 

 

 

PRESENTS:

 

OPENING  RECEPTION/ AWARDS  PRESENTATION:

THURSDAY,  FEBRUARY  15th

6:30 – 8:30 PM

Free and Open To The Public

Call 561-558-2520

To RSVP for the Opening Reception

 Or for information

You must have a valid US driver’s license to present at the security gate.

Nathan D. Rosen Museum Gallery hours:
Monday – Friday; 9:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m. Admission to the gallery is free.

The public is invited to attend the Opening Reception and Awards Presentation of the Nathan D. Rosen Museum Gallery’s Art 2018 Biennial Juried Exhibition on Thursday, February 15th.  With submissions from 125 artists from 14 states in the categories of paintings, photography, graphics, mixed media, wood, clay, metal, glass, fiber art, and sculptures, judge Rachel Gustafson selected 87 works by 73 artists. Those works will be adjudicated again, and prizes awarded for Best in Show ($1,000), Fine Craft Art Award ($500) and three Awards of Merit ($250) each.

 

 

Artists selected to exhibit include:

Roehl Acosta

Ilene Adams
Frann Addison
Susan Applebaum
Elizabeth Auman
Carolyn Barth
David Begleiter
Glenda Blacker
Elliott Block
Shushana Caplan
Ellyn Chafetz
Lori Charnow
Carl Clark
James Cohen
Sami Davidson
Lynn Doyal
Elaine Drucker

Ivar Fandel

Bill Farran
Grace Fishenfeld
Judy Flescher
Mark Forman
Barry Friedman
Elaine Geisinger
Shirley Goldblatt
Sandi-Joe Gordon
Natalie Gottlieb
Isabel Gouveia
Linda Greenwald
Domenic Henderson
Jeffrey Jakub
Trish Kahn
Benjamin Kenagen
Murray Kronick
Paula Kufs
Marissa Lazar
Regina Lerman
Anita Lovitt
Peggie “Batia” Lowenberg
Annette Margulies
Susa Nawrocki
Thomas Nawrocki
Saundra Newman
Pokey Park
Terry Pesso
Patricia Peters
Judith Rostenne
Debbie Rubin
Sandy Ryter
Nadine Saitlin
Karen Salup
David Savin
Beth Scher
Rachel Schiffrin
Carl Schneider
Judi Schuman
Marsha Schurr
Ann Schwartz
Lorraine Schwartz
Susan Schwarz
Anita Seltzer
Eileen Shaloum
Harold Silvers
Marlene Skarnik
Jill Sneidman
Barbara Spilker
Velia Sweet
Edrian Thomidis
Adeline Wiener
Tanya Witzel
Laurie Wohl
Cynthia Zmetronak

 

 

Judge Rachel Gustafson:

J. Rachel Gustafson is the Assistant Curator at the Norton Museum of Art. She joined the museum in 2015 and recently organized the exhibitions, French Connections: Photography (2017) and Pen to Paper: Artists’ Handwritten Letters from the Smithsonian’s Archives of American Art (2017). In this role, her responsibilities include arts administration, exhibition planning and acquisition research related to the museum’s collection. Previously, Gustafson served as a contributing writer for the National Endowment of the Arts’ various publications while earning her masters in art history at American University in Washington, D.C. She was later awarded a fellowship at the National Museum for Women in the Arts and assisted in the organization of Total Art: Contemporary Video (2014).

 

 

 

 

The Phyllis & Harvey Sandler Center at the Adolph & Rose Levis Jewish Community Center provides a welcoming environment and a sense of community for active adults of all ages to pursue high quality and enriching educational, cultural, social and recreational experiences. Membership is not required to participate in programs. The Levis JCC welcomes individuals of all ages, races, and religious affiliations living in South Florida.

 

 

For more information about the Sandler Center programs, exhibits and classes:
www.levisjcc.org/culture

 

 

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Levis JCC Features Karen Shlomberg Windchild, “Artist As Shaman And Myth Maker” With Free Exhibit And Lecture

Karen Shlomberg Windchild’s Solo Exhibit opens at the Levis JCC in Boca Raton on December 6, 2017. Windchild’s work embodies spiritual and natural forces through materials such as paint, clay, and found objects. Each work displays honed technique, respect for craft, and a passion for deeper meaning. Windchild believes art was and still can be a universal language, connecting all ancient native cultures as well as our own, and conjuring the earth-spirit energies into material form. The Rickie Report shares the details and some sneak peeks.  RSVP to attend the FREE events.

 

 

 

9801 Donna Klein Blvd.   Boca Raton, FL 33428

www.levisjcc.org

 

 

 

 

PRESENTS:

Karen Shlomberg Windchild

“Artist as Shaman and Myth Maker”

Adult University Lecture

Wednesday, December 6th

2:30 pm

Opening Reception:

Wednesday, December 6th

3:30 – 5:00 pm

 

 

Both opening reception and adult university lecture are free and open to the public.

Please call 561-558-2520 for more information or to RSVP for the opening reception and/or adult university lecture.

Nathan D. Rosen Museum Gallery hours:

Monday – Friday; 9:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m. Admission to the gallery is free

 

Karen Windchild and her Buffalo Sculpture

 

 

Discussing and demonstrating the ancient role of artist as shaman and myth maker, Karen Sholmberg Windchild infuses energy into ordered matter as the essence of both ritual and art. She brings love and respect for her materials, technique, traditions, inspiration, self and for one’s part in the whole. Karen has recently returned from Santa Fe, where she successfully created the first buffalo statue on the desert as part of The Adobe Buffalo Project ( https://www.facebook.com/adobebuffaloproject/). She will share the progress of this art installation, which serves as a community building project, an educational forum, and a shamanic act of healing and transformation.

Artwork by Karen Windchild

 

 

Karen tells The Rickie Report, “ I feel guided when doing my best work, becoming an open window through which beings who wish to materialize can enter. I get a sense of what they want to become. I love the richness of contrasting color and materials and respect the uniqueness of each.  Often I don’t know what a piece is about until it’s done. It reveals itself sometimes clearly, sometimes subtly, to whoever takes the time to sense its nature.  I believe in the ancient role of artist as shaman and myth maker, infusing energy into ordered matter as the essence of both ritual and Art: bringing love and respect for materials, technique, traditions, providence, inspiration, self and for one’s part in the whole, so that all may prosper”.

 

Artwork by Karen Windchild

 

 

Karen Shlomberg Windchild has been an artist since childhood in Connecticut.  She received her BFA studying sculpture and ceramics at the University of Michigan, and her Masters of Fine Arts from Penn State, has taught at various colleges, art and community centers since 1975. Her work has been exhibited in galleries and museums including the Wadsworth Athenaeum, the Ft. Lauderdale Museum of Art and the Boca Raton Museum of Art.  Ms. Windchild’s work appears in many distinguished private collections, as well.  She is a resident of Delray Beach, exhibits & lectures nationally, and maintains a studio where she accepts commissions, and shows by appointment.

 

Sculpture by Karen Windchild

 

 

 

The Phyllis & Harvey Sandler Center at the Adolph & Rose Levis Jewish Community Center provides a welcoming environment and a sense of community for active adults of all ages to pursue high quality and enriching educational, cultural, social and recreational experiences. Membership is not required to participate in programs. The Levis JCC welcomes individuals of all ages, races, and religious affiliations living in South Florida.

For more information about these classes, workshops and other events:
www.levisjcc.org

 

 

 

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Call For Art At Nathan D. Rosen Museum Gallery’s 2018 Biennial Juried Art Competition

The Rickie Report shares the details and application for a Call to Artists: “Art 2018 Biennial Juried Art Competition” at the Nathan D. Rosen Museum Gallery located in Boca Raton, FL.  You are invited to submit up to three entries of 2D or 3D Original works of art.  The deadline is December 8, 2017.  The Exhibition which is open to the public takes place February 15, through March 15, 2018.  Did we mention Cash Awards?  The Juror will be Rachel Gustafson, Assistant Curator at the Norton Museum of Art.

 

 

 

 

 

 

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CALL FOR ART:

 

Art 2018 Biennial Juried Art Competition

at the

Nathan D. Rosen Museum Gallery

 

Phyllis & Harvey Sandler Center for Jewish Life Enhancement

Adolph & Rose Levis Jewish Community Center

 

21050 95th Avenue South     Boca Raton, FL  33428

561-558-2504 (office)

 

Sue Harrington, Nathan D. Rosen Museum Gallery Director   sueh@levisjcc.org

 

 

 

 

 

 

For more information:

 

The Phyllis & Harvey Sandler Center at the Adolph & Rose Levis Jewish Community Center provides a welcoming environment and a sense of community for active adults of all ages to pursue high quality and enriching educational, cultural, social and recreational experiences. The Levis JCC welcomes individuals of all ages, races, and religious affiliations living in South Florida. It is located at 9801 Donna Klein Blvd, Boca Raton, FL 33428.

www.levisjcc.org

 

 

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

Rickie Leiter, Publisher

Rickie@therickiereport.com   561-537-0291

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LynnRae Lowe Is Artist-In-Residence At Levis JCC Sandler Center Offering Lectures And Workshops

Internationally acclaimed Arizona artist, LynnRae Lowe is November’s artist-in-residence at the Levis JCC Sandler Center.  From November 2nd through November 22, 2017 Lowe will offer lectures, workshops and her handmade Judaica will be available for purchase.  The Public is invited to all of the events:  Adult University Lecture: The Important Influence of Jewish Artists on U.S. Art History on Thursday, November 2nd;  Meet The Artist Opening Reception and Artist Talk on Sunday, November 5th; and two “Drawing out” Workshops on Monday, November 6th.  LynneRae’s life work is to work with people to invigorate/rejuvenate/re-ignite each person’s personal spark.  She works with all ages, from children to the mature population, who are children at heart.  The Rickie Report shares the details and some sneak peeks.  We urge you to RSVP!

 

 

 

 

 

 

9801 Donna Klein Blvd.   Boca Raton, FL 33428

www.levisjcc.org

 

 

 

 

 

 The Levis JCC Sandler Center in Boca Raton

 

PRESENTS:

LYNNRAE  LOWE, Artist-In-Residence

 

 

 

 

EXHIBITION, SALE, LECTURE, WORKSHOPS

Call 561-558-5250 for more information or to register

Exhibition and Events Are Open to the Public. Please RSVP

 

 

Menorah by LynnRae Lowe

Exhibition & Sale

 

While best known for her award-winning Dancing Sylphs® Judaica, metal art sculptures and intensely colorful Aluminations®, Arizona artist LynnRae Lowe’s new work reflects her passion for the ancient wisdom and symbolism of the Hebrew alphabet. During her week-long residency, LynnRae will offer workshops on creativity as well as talks on aspects of Jewish artistry.

 

 

Adult University Lecture:

The Important Influence of Jewish Artists on U.S. Art History

Thursday, November 2nd 2:30 pm

After WWI the center of the art world shifted from Paris to New York City. Surrealism gave way to Abstract Expressionism to Pop Art and Color-field painting through the influence of Jewish artists. General admission: $18

 

 

Shabbat Queen by LynnRae Lowe

 

 

Meet the Artist/ Opening Reception

Sunday, November 5th   1- 3 pm

Artist Talk  at 1:30 pm

 

 

AGAM 34″h x 44″w Alumination Painting by Lynn Rae Lowe

Drawing It Out! Workshops 

Monday, November 6th  1 – 2:30 pm

OR

Monday, November 6th  7 – 8:30 pm

LynneRae’s life work is to work with people to invigorate/rejuvenate/re-ignite each person’s personal spark.  She works with all ages, from children to the mature population, who are children at heart.

$30 (includes all materials)

 

 

We live in the proverbial question mark.  When you ignite your understanding (binah) it lifts you up and you feel clear about your own specific purpose in this world.  Discover or uncover your mission. A great experience for the artist or the non-artist, this workshop will ignite within each participant their true spark of creativity. Kindle your imagination using the quality of binah (spirit of understanding).This interactive workshop includes an opportunity for journaling and a simple project. LynnRae uses storytelling and music to complement the mandala project. She will draw from participants their unique inner flame, to draw this out into the world.

 

 

 

Gallery Hours: Mon – Fri:  9 am – 4 pm, on Sunday by appointment
Admission to the Nathan D. Rosen Museum is Free and Open to the Public

 

 

The Phyllis & Harvey Sandler Center at the Adolph & Rose Levis Jewish Community Center provides a welcoming environment and a sense of community for active adults of all ages to pursue high quality and enriching educational, cultural, social and recreational experiences. Membership is not required to participate in programs. The Levis JCC welcomes individuals of all ages, races, and religious affiliations living in South Florida.

For more information about these classes, workshops and other events:
www.levisjcc.org

 

 

 

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

Rickie Leiter, Publisher

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Levis JCC Sandler Center In Boca Raton Appoints Cynthia Zmetronak as New Instructor; Announces Pottery Classes For All Levels; Adds Tuesday Night Session

The Levis JCC Sandler Center in Boca Raton has appointed Cynthia Zmetronak as its new pottery instructor and announces Pottery Classes for all levels of students, from beginner to advanced. Classes are offered Monday, Tuesday, and Wednesday as the fall session begins on October 16th. Potters can register at any time with fees prorated. Learn how to use a pottery wheel, hand build pottery, sculpt clay, stoneware, porcelain and glazes.  The Phyllis & Harvey Sandler Center at the Adolph & Rose Levis Jewish Community Center provides a welcoming environment and a sense of community for active adults of all ages to pursue high quality and enriching educational, cultural, social and recreational experiences. The Levis JCC welcomes individuals of all ages, races, and religious affiliations living in South Florida. The Rickie Report shares the details and some ideas for your next creations!

 

 

 

9801 Donna Klein Blvd.   Boca Raton, FL 33428

www.levisjcc.org

 

 

 

The Levis JCC Sandler Center in Boca Raton

Focus On Pottery:

Beginning October 16th

All levels of students, from beginner to advanced

Visit: http://levisjcc.org/culture/programs_classes/
OR
Call 561-558-5250 for more information or to register

 

 

 

 

Pottery by Cynthia Zmetronak

The Rosen Pottery Studio has 8 wheels and 2 kilns.

Students have access to free studio time on Thursdays, Fridays and Sundays, 10 a.m. – 4 p.m

Students are free to stay and practice after class, Monday –Wednesday, 12:30 – 4 p.m.

Students will learn techniques of hand building and throwing on the potter’s wheel. Advanced students will sharpen their skills. All levels are welcome.

Mondays (Oct. 16 – Dec. 18)
Tuesdays (Oct. 17 – Dec. 19)
Tuesday evenings (Oct. 17 – Dec. 19)
Wednesdays (Oct. 18 – Dec. 20)

Fall sessions: cost for the 10-week session is $350. Discounts are available for Sandler Center members. Studio time is included at no extra charge.

 

Announcing Cynthia Zmetronak’s appointment, Sandler Center Director (and potter) Susana Flaum notes, “We are pleased Cynthia is joining the Rosen Pottery Studio as an instructor. An accomplished potter and teacher, Cynthia will help new students build a strong foundation and encourage returning potters to grow and try new techniques.”

 

Cynthia Zmetronak

Cynthia Zmetronak is known for her whimsical canine and feline black and white pottery, as well as for more functional and traditional designs. “Making pottery, glass casting and teaching are my passions,” she says. A teacher as well as a potter, Cynthia believes it’s important for potters to start with a good foundation by learning basic building techniques. She loves to embellish her pieces by stamping, carving and altering the surfaces, and encourages students to start to channel their ideas once they have achieved that solid technique.

 

Pottery by Cynthia Zmetronak

 

 

Cynthia began her love affair with fashioning the earth making mud pies in her backyard at age 4. Recognizing her interest and potential, her parents, also artistic, made sure she attended art school on the weekends. She first learned the wheel in 7th grade in New Jersey, and went on to earn multiple degrees and certifications in both art and teaching.

 

Pottery by Cynthia Zmetronak

Passionate about clay, she is equally passionate about learning. She continues not only to give workshops, but to take them as well. A lifelong learner, Cynthia earned her BA in Education at Montclair University of Upper Montclair New Jersey BA; her MA Art Education and MA Education Technology at Florida Atlantic University. She continued her education at Penland School of Crafts, Penland North Carolina, Haystack Mt. School of Crafts, Deer Isle, Maine, and Arrowmont School, Gatlinburg, Tennessee. Cynthia has studied with Cynthia Bringle, Gay Smith, Susan Feagan, Ronan Peterson, Jeff Oestrike, Sunshine Cobb, Tom Spleth, Deborah Horrell, Birdie Boone and Matt Repsher.

 

Pottery by Cynthia Zmetronak

 

She participated in the 2016 Utilitarian Clay Conference at Arrowmont and completed the 8-week spring 2017 concentration at Penland in Glass Casting, Blowing and Fusing with instructor Dean Allison. In addition to being the owner of Westwind Pottery/Pottery-E, she has taught art in the Broward County Public Schools, Parkland, and ceramic sculpture at Penland. She is the past president of the Ceramic League of Palm Beach and the Broward College Potter’s Guild.

 

The Phyllis & Harvey Sandler Center at the Adolph & Rose Levis Jewish Community Center provides a welcoming environment and a sense of community for active adults of all ages to pursue high quality and enriching educational, cultural, social and recreational experiences. Membership is not required to participate in programs. The Levis JCC welcomes individuals of all ages, races, and religious affiliations living in South Florida.

For more information about these classes, workshops and other events:
www.levisjcc.org

 

 

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

Rickie Leiter, Publisher

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Levis JCC’s Nathan D. Rosen Museum Gallery Features “Collaborations: Don And Ann Schwartz”

How does it work when both a husband and wife are artists? In the case of Don and Ann Schwartz, collaboration and mutual support is the key.  The Levis JCC Nathan D. Rosen Museum Gallery at the Phyllis & Harvey Sandler Center Presents: “Collaborations by Don and Ann Schwartz” on Sunday, July 16. The Opening Reception is free and Open to the Public.  This exhibit features works they have produced independently and collaboratively. Ann creates mixed media collages and sculptures. Don works in wood and uses point-and-shoot for his nature and travel photography.  The Rickie Report shares the details and some sneak peeks.  There will also be an artists talk during the Reception.

 

 

 

21050 95th Avenue South, Boca Raton, FL  33428

(enter off Glades Rd)

561-558-2504 

 

Levis JCC in Boca Raton’s Nathan D. Rosen Museum Gallery

at the Phyllis & Harvey Sandler Center Presents:

 

 

 

“Collaborations by Don and Ann Schwartz”

Sunday, July 16, 2017

Opening Reception 1 -3 pm

Artists’ Talk 1:30 pm

Free and open to the public

RSVP to 561-558-2520

Exhibit Runs July 16 through August 31

The Nathan D. Rosen Museum Gallery is free and open to the public.

 

 

The Nathan D. Rosen Museum Gallery hosts exceptional exhibitions of works by local, national and international artists. Its mission is to encourage understanding of cross-cultural influences in the visual arts and include exhibitions in the visual arts, exhibitions of historical importance, contemporary art, folk art, and mixed media works.

The Phyllis & Harvey Sandler Center at the Adolph & Rose Levis Jewish Community Center provides a welcoming environment and a sense of community for active adults of all ages to pursue high quality and enriching educational, cultural, social and recreational experiences.

 

 

 

Don Schwartz

 

Photograph by Don Schwartz

 

 

A Boynton Beach resident for 16 years, Don hails from Brooklyn. Fascinated by how things work, he has always likes to take things apart and see if he can reassemble them—sometimes successfully, sometimes not. Lesson learned: “with wood as the medium, you can always buy a new piece if things don’t work out, or change your design a bit.”

 

 

Wood Guitar carved by Don Schwartz

 

As a wood carver, his motto is “Think about what you’re going to do twice and cut once.” Don is a member of the Palm Beach County Woodturners. Known for his fabulous wood guitars, he has created themed computer bench, fine tables, a chess table, and themed clocks.

 

“Heron” , Photograph by Don Schwartz 

 

Don is also a photographer, and specializes in nature and travel photography. He uses a point- and-shoot camera, relying on persistence, patience and a steady hand until the image he wants lines up exactly. His unretouched, non-Photoshopped photographs are a refreshing change.

 

 

 

Ann Schwartz

Found wood Sculpture by Ann Schwartz

 

 

Well-known locally for her work with WITVA (Women in the Visual Arts) and internationally through her lectures on cruise ships, Ann creates engaging mixed media collages and sculptures just begging to be touched. Some of her materials come from Don’s leftover pieces! Ann looks to her environment for her inspiration. “I go to museums, walk around galleries and go to exhibits to get ideas. Watching other artists grow and achieve gives me happiness.  Sculptor Louise Nevelson is an inspiration, as well as North Carolina watercolorist, Jeffrey Jakub. After seeing the kinetic art exhibit in Boynton Beach, I was inspired to create my own 6-foot-tall metal kinetic sculpture for my own back yard.”

 

“Roseate Spoonbills” by Ann Schwartz

 

 

Ann Schwartz received her B.A. from the University of Florida, Gainesville. A former teacher, she is currently an award winning artist, curator and lecturer and a Past-President of Women in the Visual Arts. With her outstanding communicative skills, she has conducted programs for many organizations in the surrounding communities. A speaker since 1980 on historical events, ancient and contemporary art, her talks are innovative and diversified. She brings to life the history, people and culture that make each location unique.

 

Watercolor by Ann Schwartz

 

 

Ann has served as a destination Lecturer and provided Hands-on Art and Design Workshops on cruise ships since November, 2003. She has done over 250 lectures and workshops on over 75 sailings, with lectures specifically on the countries she has traveled to. For over ten years she had written a column “Art Happenings” for the Aberdeen Times.

 

 

 

The Levis JCC welcomes individuals of all ages, races, and religious affiliations living in South Florida.

www.levisjcc.org

https://www.facebook.com/levisjccsandlercenter/

www.facebook.com/Adolph.Rose.LevisJCC

 

 

 

 

 

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

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International Footwear Artist Kobi Levi Offers Artists And Students A Unique Workshop At Levis JCC In Boca

Renowned Israeli shoe designer, Kobi Levi will make his U.S. debut exhibit at the Levis JCC in Boca Raton.  Kobi Levi offers artists, fashion students, designers, fashion marketers, and shoe lovers a unique opportunity to develop their own shoe design. The Levis JCC’s Sandler Center and Nathan D. Rosen Museum Gallery will host Artists’ Workshop: From Concept to Execution, open to both beginners and professionals.  The Rickie Report shares the details on the exceptional workshop experiences.  The Public is invited to see the exhibition!

 

 

 

 

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 21050 95th Ave South   Boca Raton, FL 33428

 

 

 

 

Levis JCC in Boca Raton’s
Nathan D. Rosen Museum Gallery
at the Phyllis & Harvey Sandler Center
Presents:

 

 

 

Artists’ Workshop
From Concept to Execution
 

Led by
  Kobi Levi

 

 

 

 

 

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Kobi Levi Surrounded By His Wearable Art (Photo Used By Permission Kobi Levi)

 

 

 

We are very excited to be hosting cutting-edge Israeli shoe designer Kobi Levi at the Levis JCC’s Nathan D. Rosen Museum Gallery Jan. 8 – 13, 2017 for his U.S. debut. Kobi Levi’s wearable art is revered for its whimsical nature and custom craftsmanship. His creations transfer the essence of daily objects such as bananas and birds, cheerleaders, chewing gum and coffee, as well as fantasy and glamour, into the shape of shoes. Celebrities including Lady Gaga, Whoopi Goldberg, and Fergie have been seen wearing his limited edition designs.

 

 

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(Photo Used By Permission, Kobi Levi, Fergie)

 

 

Kobi Levi has a true passion for sharing his vision, which blends the boundaries of art, design and fashion, with students and artists. We are delighted to invite artists, fashion students and faculty, designers, fashion marketers, and shoe lovers to attend his Artists’ Workshop (From Concept to Execution). This intimate workshop will offer a truly unique opportunity to create a shoe concept and then receive feedback and a critique from Kobi Levi. Students can bring iPads and create a digital design or they can sketch their design on paper. This unusual hands-on educational experience will provide participants the rare opportunity to work with a brilliant, creative shoe designer and artist.

 

 

 

Artists’ Workshop Details:

Monday, Jan. 10    7:00 to 9:30 p.m.

Where: Sandler Center, Adolph & Rose Levis Jewish Community Center,
21050 95th Ave South, Boca Raton (off Glades Rd. between Lyons and 441)
Cost: $25 per faculty or professional artist; $10 per student with student ID
To register: Call Sue Harrington, Gallery Director, at 561-558-2504

 

 

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(“Gum Heels” by Kobi Levi, Photo used By Permission, Kobi Levi, Fergie)

 

 

 

Kobi Levi’s “wearable art” shoe designs are revered for their whimsical nature and masterful craftsmanship. His creations transfer the essence of daily objects such as bananas and birds, cheerleaders, chewing gum and coffee as well as fantasy and glamor – think Disney characters and mother/daughter duos – into the shape of shoes. Celebrities including Lady Gaga (Double Boots), Whoopi Goldberg, and Fergie (Chewing Gum) have been seen wearing his designs. The Kobi Levi “pop up boutique” at the Rosen Museum Gallery in Boca Raton will feature 30 unique pairs of hand-made, custom shoes.

 

 

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“Chameleon” by Kobi Levi

 

 

“My inspiration for a new design originates from a simple concept or image and then the shoe becomes my canvas,” Kobi Levi explains. “My work blends the boundaries of art, design and fashion, as I relate to aspects from all three fields. I am thrilled to bring my visually humoristic footwear to the U.S. and excited to be launching two brand new designs at the Levis JCC!”

 

 

 

 

The FootWear Art exhibit is graciously underwritten by Judi and Allan Schuman. Additional support is provided by Arleen Roberts, Bloomingdales and the Florida Division of Cultural Affairs. Boca Raton Magazine is the exclusive magazine sponsor of Kobi Levi’s FootWear Art exhibition and its associated events.

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Kobi Levi’s “Chinese Dragon” Crafting Behind the Scenes

 

 

Related Event: The Art of Crafting the Shoe
 Monday, January 9, 2017    2:00 to 3:30 pm

Location: Beifield Auditorium, Sandler Center, Adolph & Rose Levis JCC,
21050 95th Ave S, Boca Raton, FL 33428
Details: Kobi Levi will focus on the challenges of transforming his inspirations into wearable art in this Art Talk. 
Cost: $12 for Artists’ Workshop participants
Open to the community
To register, call 561-558-2504

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“Miao” by Kobi Levi

 

About Kobi Levi:

Design and shoes have been Kobi Levi’s passion since his childhood in Tel Aviv, Israel. After his graduation in 2001 from Bezalel Academy of Arts & Design, Jerusalem, Kobi Levi worked as a freelance footwear designer. During this time, he learned the trade secrets of shoe development and craftsmanship, while spending his leisure time designing unique, creative and innovative shoe styles, which challenge the standard definitions of design, art and fashion to create a niche of their own. It was in 2010 when Kobi’s creations began to receive attention from around the world, including a spot in Lady Gaga’s “Born this Way” music video. The demand for Kobi Levi’s wearable art exploded and in July 2011 Kobi opened his studio in Tel Aviv, offering his original designs for sale. In the studio he creates, develops and produces limited editions from his designs. All pairs are made by hand from high-quality materials.

Learn more at: http://kobilevidesign.com

 

 

 

 

About the Levis JCC Sandler Center:

The Phyllis & Harvey Sandler Center at the Adolph & Rose Levis Jewish Community Center provides a welcoming environment and a sense of community for active adults of all ages to pursue high quality and enriching educational, cultural, social and recreational experiences.

Learn more at:http://levisjcc.org/culture/

 

 

 

 

About the Adolph & Rose Levis JCC:

The Levis JCC welcomes individuals of all ages, races, and religious affiliations living in South Florida. With a preschool, summer camp, family activities, athletics, cultural arts, adult enrichment and special needs programming, as well as a thrift shop for bargain hunters, the Levis JCC offers something for everyone.

Learn more at  www.levisjcc.org

 

 

 

 

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

Rickie Leiter, Publisher

17019 SW Sapri Way   Port St. Lucie, FL 34986

Rickie@therickiereport.com     561-537-0291

International Footwear Artist Kobi Levi Offers Artists and Students Unique Workshop Opportunity At Boca Raton’s Levis JCC

The Boca Levis JCC is hosting cutting-edge Israeli shoe designer Kobi Levi at the Nathan D. Rosen Museum Gallery Jan. 8 – 13, 2017 for his U.S. debut. Kobi Levi’s wearable art is revered for its whimsical nature and custom craftsmanship. His creations transfer the essence of daily objects (bananas, birds, cheerleaders, chewing gum and coffee, as well as fantasy and glamour), into the shape of shoes.  The public is invited to an Art Talk with Levi on January 9th.  Kobi Levi has a true passion for sharing his vision, which blends the boundaries of art, design and fashion, with students and artists. Artists, fashion students and faculty, designers, fashion marketers, and shoe lovers are invited to attend his Artists’ Workshop (“From Concept to Execution”) on Tuesday, January 10th.  This is a SMALL workshop, so we suggest you RSVP now!  The Rickie Report shares the details and images.  In addition, the Kobi Levi “pop up boutique” at the Rosen Museum Gallery will feature 30 unique pairs of hand-made, custom shoes.

 

 

 

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21050 95th Ave South   Boca Raton, FL 33428
Levis JCC in Boca Raton’s
Nathan D. Rosen Museum Gallery
at the Phyllis & Harvey Sandler Center

 

 

Presents:

Footwear Art  by KOBI LEVI

Artists’ Workshop
From Concept to Execution
Led by
Kobi Levi

 

 

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Kobi Levi surrounded by his FootWear Art designs

 

“We are very excited to be hosting cutting-edge Israeli shoe designer Kobi Levi at the Levis JCC’s Nathan D. Rosen Museum Gallery Jan. 8 – 13, 2017 for his U.S. debut. Kobi Levi’s wearable art is revered for its whimsical nature and custom craftsmanship. His creations transfer the essence of daily objects such as bananas and birds, cheerleaders, chewing gum and coffee, as well as fantasy and glamour, into the shape of shoes. Celebrities including Lady Gaga, Whoopi Goldberg, and Fergie have been seen wearing his limited edition designs”, shares Sue Harrington, Gallery Director.

 

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“Miao” by Kobi Levi

 

Kobi Levi has a true passion for sharing his vision, which blends the boundaries of art, design and fashion, with students and artists. We are delighted to invite artists, fashion students and faculty, designers, fashion marketers, and shoe lovers to attend his Artists’ Workshop (From Concept to Execution). This intimate workshop will offer a truly unique opportunity to create a shoe concept and then receive feedback and a critique from Kobi Levi. Students can bring iPads and create a digital design or they can sketch their design on paper. This unusual hands-on educational experience will provide participants the rare opportunity to work with a brilliant, creative shoe designer and artist.

 

 

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“Chewing Gum” by Kobi Levi 

 

Related Event: The Art of Crafting the Shoe
 Monday, January 9, 2017    2:00 to 3:30 pm

 

Location: Beifield Auditorium, Sandler Center, Adolph & Rose Levis JCC,
 21050 95th Ave S, Boca Raton, FL 33428
Details: Kobi Levi will focus on the challenges of transforming his inspirations into wearable art in this Art Talk.
Cost: $12 for Artists’ Workshop participants
Open to the community
To register, call 561-558-2504

 

 

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 “Chameleon” by Kobi Levi

 

 

Artists’ Workshop Details:

 

Tuesday, Jan. 10 from 7:00 to 9:30 p.m.

Where: Sandler Center, Adolph & Rose Levis Jewish Community Center,
21050 95th Ave South, Boca Raton (off Glades Rd. between Lyons and 441)

 

Cost: $25 per faculty or professional artist; $10 per student with student ID
To register: Call Sue Harrington, Gallery Director, at 561-558-2504

 

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“Flamingo” by Kobi Levi

 

 

Kobi Levi’s “wearable art” shoe designs are revered for their whimsical nature and masterful craftsmanship. His creations transfer the essence of daily objects such as bananas and birds, cheerleaders, chewing gum and coffee as well as fantasy and glamor – think Disney characters and mother/daughter duos – into the shape of shoes. Celebrities including Lady Gaga (Double Boots), Whoopi Goldberg, and Fergie (Chewing Gum) have been seen wearing his designs. The Kobi Levi “pop up boutique” at the Rosen Museum Gallery in Boca Raton will feature 30 unique pairs of hand-made, custom shoes.

 

 

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Banana peels inspire a shoe design by Kobi Levi

 

“My inspiration for a new design originates from a simple concept or image and then the shoe becomes my canvas,” Kobi Levi explains. “My work blends the boundaries of art, design and fashion, as I relate to aspects from all three fields. I am thrilled to bring my visually humoristic footwear to the U.S. and excited to be launching two brand new designs at the Levis JCC!”

 

 

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Behind the Scenes: Working on pattern for Chinese Dragon Shoe

 

The FootWear Art exhibit is graciously underwritten by Judi and Allan Schuman. Additional support is provided by Arleen Roberts, Bloomingdales and the Florida Division of Cultural Affairs. Boca Raton Magazine is the exclusive magazine sponsor of Kobi Levi’s FootWear Art exhibition and its associated events.

 

 

About Kobi Levi:

 Design and shoes have been Kobi Levi’s passion since his childhood in Tel Aviv, Israel. After his graduation in 2001 from Bezalel Academy of Arts & Design, Jerusalem, Kobi Levi worked as a freelance footwear designer. During this time, he learned the trade secrets of shoe development and craftsmanship, while spending his leisure time designing unique, creative and innovative shoe styles, which challenge the standard definitions of design, art and fashion to create a niche of their own. It was in 2010 when Kobi’s creations began to receive attention from around the world, including a spot in Lady Gaga’s “Born this Way” music video. The demand for Kobi Levi’s wearable art exploded and in July 2011 Kobi opened his studio in Tel Aviv, offering his original designs for sale. In the studio he creates, develops and produces limited editions from his designs. All pairs are made by hand from high-quality materials.

Learn more at: http://kobilevidesign.com

 

About the Levis JCC Sandler Center:

The Phyllis & Harvey Sandler Center at the Adolph & Rose Levis Jewish Community Center provides a welcoming environment and a sense of community for active adults of all ages to pursue high quality and enriching educational, cultural, social and recreational experiences.

Learn more at:http://levisjcc.org/culture/

 

 

About the Adolph & Rose Levis JCC:

The Levis JCC welcomes individuals of all ages, races, and religious affiliations living in South Florida. With a preschool, summer camp, family activities, athletics, cultural arts, adult enrichment and special needs programming, as well as a thrift shop for bargain hunters, the Levis JCC offers something for everyone.

Learn more at  www.levisjcc.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

17019 SW Sapri Way

Port St. Lucie, FL 34986

Rickie@therickiereport.com

561-537-0291

Levis JCC Sandler Center In Boca Raton Appoints Abbey Funk As New Instructor; Announces Pottery Classes For All Levels

The Levis JCC Sandler Center in Boca Raton has appointed Abbey Funk as its new pottery instructor and announces Pottery Classes for all levels of students, from beginner to advanced. Beginning on October 19th, learn how to use a pottery wheel, hand build pottery, sculpt clay, stoneware, porcelain and glazes. The Rickie Report shares the details and urges you to sign up!  It is a great time to learn a new craft or to brush up on new techniques!  Membership is NOT required to participate in classes, which are open to the entire community.

 

 

 

 

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9801 Donna Klein Blvd. Boca Raton, FL 33428

 

 

The Levis JCC Sandler Center in Boca Raton

 

 

Focus On Pottery:

Beginning October 19th

All levels of students, from beginner to advanced

9801 Donna Klein Blvd. Boca Raton, FL 33428

 

 

The Phyllis & Harvey Sandler Center at the Adolph & Rose Levis Jewish Community Center provides a welcoming environment and a sense of community for active adults of all ages to pursue high quality and enriching educational, cultural, social and recreational experiences. The Levis JCC welcomes individuals of all ages, races, and religious affiliations living in South Florida.  Studio director Marilyn Wander notes, “Abbey Funk brings a fresh new perspective to the creative process. We are pleased she is joining the Rosen Pottery Studio as an instructor, and look forward to exploring her ideas in clay.”

 

 
The Rosen Pottery Studio has 8 wheels and 2 kilns.

Students have access to free studio time when classes are not in session, on Sundays, and are free to stay and practice as long as they want Monday—Wednesday.

Students will learn techniques of hand building and throwing on the potter’s wheel. Advanced students will sharpen their skills. All levels are welcome.

 

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New instructor, Abbey Funk Working on Wheel

 

Marilyn Wander teaches Mondays and Wednesdays:

( Oct. 19 – Dec. 14   8-week session)

(Oct. 31 – Dec. 14  8 week session)

9:30 a.m. – 12:30 p.m.

 

 

 

 

 

 

Abbey Funk Teaches Tuesdays and Thursdays:

Thursdays (Oct. 20 – Dec. 15   9-week session)

Tuesdays (Nov. 1 – Dec. 13   7-week session )

9:30 a.m. – 12:30 p.m.

 

Fall sessions: cost for the 7-week session is $245: cost for 8-week session is $280; cost for the 9-week session is $315 Discounts are available for Sandler Center members. Studio time is included at no extra charge.

 

 

Visit: http://levisjcc.org/culture/programs_classes/
OR
Call 561-558-5250 for more information or to register.

 

 

"Green Bowl" by Marilyn Wander

“Green Bowl” by Marilyn Wander

 

 

Marilyn Wander

Marilyn Wander has been a potter since 1977. She specializes in stoneware and porcelain clay, and is known for her exquisite and unique glazes, which she shares with her students. It is unusual and important to note that Marilyn not only develops her only specialty glazes – – She also shares them with her students!  Marilyn took up pottery after noticing that she gravitated to the pottery exhibits at art shows (she is married to well-known Palm Beach watercolorist Gustav Wander). Very tactile, she fell in love with clay.

 

Unique Glazes are Marilyn Wander's signature

Unique Glazes are Marilyn Wander’s signature

Marilyn’s students remark on her accessibility and skill as a teacher:
“When I began working with Marilyn, I did not know how to handle clay effectively. Now after 5 years, I was invited to exhibit my work at the local public library. Marilyn is a skillful teacher who inspires her students to reach beyond their limits. Through her patient coaching, she has enabled many of her students to get in touch with their creative side.”—Frances Levine

 

Teapot and Cup by Marilyn Wander

Teapot and Cup by Marilyn Wander

 

 

Marilyn trained at Florida Atlantic University, Penland School of Craft in Penland, NC, Parsons School of Design in NYC, at the 92nd St. “Y” in NYC, and at Cumberland Pottery in Teaneck, NJ. She is affiliated with the FAU Potters Guild and the NJ Designer Craftsmen. She has exhibited at Las Olas Art Festival, University of Miami—Beaux Arts, Norton Gallery, Deerfield Beach Art and Craft Show, Vero Beach Art and Craft Show, Virginia Beach Art Festival, Garrison NY Art Festival, Bergen Museum—NJ Designers Craftsmen Show, and held a one-woman show with interior designer Pajia Wald in Tenafly, NJ.

 

 

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Sculpture by Abbey Funk

 

Abbey Funk
http://www.abbeyfunk.com/

A native of Wellesley, Mass., Abbey completed a BFA in Studio Art at Florida Atlantic University in 2005, and moved to Brooklyn, NY after graduation. She worked in Manhattan as a graphic artist until 2010, when she returned to South Florida to focus on studio art. Working predominantly in clay, she also creates sculptures made of metal and found objects.
Abbey joined the Palm Beach State College adjunct faculty in 2011, and quickly turned into a sought-after pottery teacher in local ceramics studios. In 2012, she opened A. Funk Studio in Delray Beach, Fla., as a founding member of the flourishing art colony Artists Alley. She began working in metal in 2014. Her artwork is well-known throughout South Florida, and she has shown in venues in West Palm Beach, Lake Worth, Delray Beach, Boca Raton, Fort Lauderdale, and Hollywood.

 

 

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Sculpted Pottery byAbbey Funk 

 

 

 

 

 

Abbey describes her approach to her art: “I am a Conceptual artist. I create with purpose and for a reason. Through my chosen mediums of Clay and Metal, I express emotions and ideas. I create tangible stories that are always ready to be shared, infinitely patient in their completion. I create environments. I show Truth. I intend for the viewer to question.  As an artist, I seek constant growth and expansion. I love the unknown. Experimentation is my answer for everything. There is beauty in creative failure and ‘mistakes’. Success is never giving up.”

 

 

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Wood-Fired Sculpture by Abbey Funk

 

 

 

 

Abbey looks forward to welcoming new and returning students to the Levis JCC Pottery Studio, “I am excited and honored to be joining the teaching staff at the studio. This is a wonderful opportunity for me to share my experiences, engage with first-time students and returning potters, and explore our creativity together. I’m sure we will all grow and increase our skills as we inspire each other.”

 

 

The Phyllis & Harvey Sandler Center at the Adolph & Rose Levis Jewish Community Center provides a welcoming environment and a sense of community for active adults of all ages to pursue high quality and enriching educational, cultural, social and recreational experiences. Membership is not required to participate in programs. The Levis JCC welcomes individuals of all ages, races, and religious affiliations living in South Florida. It is located at 9801 Donna Klein Blvd, Boca Raton, FL 33428.

www.levisjcc.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
Rickie@therickiereport.com
561-537-0291