New Classes At McMow Art Glass For All Levels Plus “Free Workshop Wednesdays” All Summer

McMow Art Glass announces Free Workshop Wednesdays all summer long, including a discount on all purchases.  The July, August and September Class Schedule is ready for you to register.  Mark your calendars for the Special LABOR DAY SALE on Saturday, September 2nd.  The Rickie Report shares the details and photos of what you can create!  These are hands-on opportunities to learn new techniques with supportive and knowledgable staff. All levels of experience are welcome.  

 

 

 

701 North Dixie Highway
Lake Worth, Florida 33460
P: 561-585-9011     F: 561-586-2292
www.mcmow.com

 

 

 

 

 

WEDNESDAYS in JULY & AUGUST: 

FREE Workshop Wednesdays all Summer-long

Enjoy free workshop time from 9am – 4pm and 10% off all purchases!

 

 

 

JULY,  AUGUST  &  SEPTEMBER  2017

SPECIALTY   CLASSES

 

 

 

 

JULY

 

Back by Popular Demand! LANDSCAPES with Frits & Powders
Saturday, July 22nd from 9am – 3p m $150.00
Be inspired by the beautiful landscapes and let your imagination create a serene scene made entirely of glass frits & powders. Students will learn fusing basics, as well as how to use fusing accessories such as stringers, frits and powders to bring life to their landscape. All materials and kiln firings are included.

LEARN!!!   INTRO TO FUSING
Wednesday July 26th 6:30 – 8:30 pm $70.00 *Beginner Level*
In this two hour session participants will learn about the basics of glass fusing, and work with a variety of glass materials including glass frits, powders, and stringers. You will complete your very own fused glass coaster. Each piece will be a one-of-a-kind functional piece of art. The completed fired pieces will be available for pick-up the following week. All materials are included.

 

 

 

FUSED GLASS CORAL VASES w/ Patti
Saturday July 29th 9am – 12 pm $150.00 *Cutting Experience Required*
Create a stunning Coral vase after learning about strip cutting technique. Select a color palette of your choice and create TWO functional art pieces, including kiln-firings and all materials.

AUGUST

WEDNESDAYS in AUGUST: FREE Workshop Wednesdays all Summer-long. Enjoy free workshop time from 9am – 4pm and 10% off all purchases!

 

AS SEEN AT GLASS QUEST!!!!!

NEW! Drawing with Vitrigraph Stringers

You become the artists!
  Saturday, August 5th 9am-12pm $95.00 *Beginner Level*

This concept was created by Bullseye Glass Co. in Portland, Oregon. First learn how this artistic concept began with the creation of the Vitrigraph kiln, and then learn to pull this unique type of stringer. Each student will be given half-sheets of white glass, a diverse pile of vitrigraph stringers, and time to draw with those stringers. We will give students a little help by providing them with a list of words they could use for inspiration – and then the rest is up to you!

 

 

INTRODUCTION TO FUSING
Wednesday, August 9th 6:30-8:30pm $70.00 *Beginner Level*
Gain elementary knowledge of kiln formed glass in this two hour course. Fundamental fusing terminology, techniques, and principles will be covered. The class begins with a lecture and remaining time is spent creating a set of four fused glass coasters. This is an entry level fused glass class, no experience is necessary. After completing this class, students will be eligible to register for our intermediate level fusing classes. All materials are included.

 

INTERMEDIATE FUSING
Saturday, August 12th 9am-3pm $150 .00 *Experience Required*
Take your fused glass skills to the next level in this full day course! Cutting techniques, kiln preparation, firing schedules, and compatibility & COE are just a few of the necessary fusing concepts that will be covered. Students are encouraged to focus on, and consider design when creating their choice of a fused & slumped plate or sushi platter. Introduction to Fused Glass (or equivalent) is a prerequisite. All materials are included

DESIGN & CREATE!!!

NEW! OPEN FUSING WORKSHOP with Patti & Phil 
Saturday, August 26th from 10am – 2pm FREE!!!! *Cutting and Fusing Experience Required*

Create a STUNNING fused glass project of your choice! Come in with your idea, and Patti or Phil will help you make your dream project a reality. They will help you determine design, materials, and kiln firings – which you can pay for separately. Experience is required – both beginning fusing knowledge and cutting experience is required.

 

FREE WORKSHOP WEDNESDAY – 10% off all purchases for participate

SEPTEMBER

 

 

 

LABOR DAY SALE: Saturday September 2nd from 9am – 3pm:

Enjoy special sale items to be announced via email!

 

 

COMPREHENSIVE CUTTING COURSE – THIS ONE SELLS OUT FAST!
Wednesday September 6th 5:30 – 8:30PM $85.00 *Beginner Level*

 

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

 

AS SEEN AT GLASS QUEST!!!!!

 

 NEW! The Wardell Tattoo Goo Stencil System – Never before taught, anywhere!
Saturday, September 9th 9am – 12pm $250 *Beginner Level*

 

Create and learn from a Master! Learn how to manipulate the newly introduced tattoo stencil system from the creator himself. Think this product is just for stencils? Think again! This is a diverse NEW product that allows you to take your fused art glass to the next level. Work alongside Randy learning three never before seen techniques and create three individual projects in this all-inclusive class. Special pricing on the Tattoo Stencils and Goo – this day only!

 


INTRODUCTION TO FUSING
Wednesday, September 13th 6:30-8:30pm $70.00 *Beginner Level*
Gain elementary knowledge of kiln formed glass in this two hour course. Fundamental fusing terminology, techniques, and principles will be covered. The class begins with a lecture and remaining time is spent creating a set of four fused glass coasters. This is an entry level fused glass class, no experience is necessary. After completing this class, students will be eligible to register for our intermediate level fusing classes. All materials are included.

 


Fish Pendant Necklace & Cabochon – includes Pewter Findings for Head & Tail!
Saturday, September 16th 10am – 12pm $85.00 *Beginner Level*

 

In this two hour class create several fused glass cabochons using iridescent and dichroic fused glass. Then learn how to attach your glass art piece to custom pewter findings created by Marcie Preisler with Flamingo Art Center! The class includes all materials; one set of findings and kiln firings. Additional findings will be available for sale at a discounted price!

 

 

MOSAIC STEPPING STONES w/Taylor
Saturday September 23rd 9am-3pm $175.00 *Cutting Skill Required*

Dimensional, art glass mosaic for Beginners!!!! All materials included. Learn the indirect method of pouring mosaic stones and cutting and designing beautiful, functioning art glass! All materials included.

 

 

 

PROFESSIONAL CAMING with McMow Master Jurgen – THIS ONE SELLS OUT FAST!
Saturday, September 30th 9am -3pm $150.00
If you are an intermediate student looking to take your work larger OR create professional looking panels, then this class is for you! With more than 30 years of experience, Jurgen will walk you through this ancient process step-by-step. Glass and came is supplied, but you will need to bring your stained glass tools. Leave the class knowing the techniques of Old World Masters and with your very own leaded panel. This is an intermediate level stained glass class; students must be proficient in cutting & soldering techniques. Additional tools may need to be purchased.

 

 

For more information:

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

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

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

 

 

 

 

 

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

Rickie Leiter, Publisher

Rickie@therickiereport.com   561-537-0291

17019 SW Sapri Way   Port St. Lucie, FL 34986

Boca Raton Museum Art School Announces Open House To Meet Faculty, Including Janet Onofrey And Renee Plevy

The Boca Raton Museum Art School announces the addition of two new instructors, Janet Onofrey and Renée Plevy.  These accomplished artists and teachers will offer an array of classes beginning September 9th, for the Fall Semester.  The public is invited to a Free, Open House on Saturday, August 26th to meet all of the faculty at the school.  The Rickie Report shares the details and introduces the newest faculty members here.

 

 

 

 

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

bocamuseum.org/theartschool

 

 

MEET   THE    FACULTY

OPEN   HOUSE

SATURDAY, AUGUST 26

1 – 4 PM

Fall classes start September 6, 2017

 

 

 

MEET   THE   NEWEST   FACULTY:

 

JANET  ONOFREY

 

 

“Ditto” by Janet Onofrey

 

Janet Onofrey started teaching this summer at the Boca Raton Museum. In the fall she will be teaching painting on Fridays and an evening class on perspective drawing. Janet is a perceptual painter, painting from direct observation. Her paintings capture the specific light and mood of South Florida.

 

Beginning Drawing With Janet Onofrey

 

 

 

She seeks out the silent spaces of early morning back alleys or quiet suburban neighborhoods. Her paintings were feature in the Cultural Quarterly Magazine last summer after she was awarded the prestigious South Florida Cultural Consortium Fellowship.

 

 

Still Life Set-Up with Janet Onofrey

 

Janet is a natural teacher, she loves sharing her technique with students and delights in those moments when the students ‘get it’, when they understand her lessons on drawing and color and put it altogether.  For beginners Janet sets up still-lifes designed for students to learn how color interacts and the pleasure of successfully painting what you see.

For more information on Janet’s artwork visit her website http://www.janetonofrey.com

 

 

 

 

 

RENÉE PLEVY

 

“Racquel” by Renée Plevy

 

 

Starting in September, Renée Plevy will be teaching portrait painting using oils. In oil paint you can capture the light and subtleties of skin tone that cannot be achieved with quick drying acrylics. With years of experience teaching, Renée presents a simplified method of block out the form and building up tones that even the absolute beginner feels confident in painting their first portrait.

 

 

 

 
Renée Plevy is an acclaimed portrait painter that has painted hundreds of commissioned portraits over the past 30 years. Like many accomplished artists, Renée studied with a number of leading figurative painters in New York to glean from each of them in order to develop her own style. 

 

 

” Countess de Hoernle” by Renée Plevy

She maintained a studio at 41 Union Square and taught at the School of Visual Arts in New York City before relocating to South Florida.  In 2012 Renée founded the “Portrait of a Woman” charitable event that honors women community leaders. Renée has painted 23 portraits of the honorees include the Countess de Hoernle.

 

For more information about Renée’s artwork please visit  http://reneeplevy.com

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

For more information about these classes and more:

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

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

 

 

 

 

 

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

46th Annual Florida Watercolor Society Convention And Trade Show September 14-17

In preparation for the upcoming Florida Watercolor Society’s (FWS) 2017 Annual State Convention & Trade Show, The Rickie Report shares the details and opportunities to have your work critiqued, get great deals on art supplies and see artist demonstrations.  The events take place in Coral Springs, September 14 – 17th.  In conjunction with the Convention, the 2017 Florida Watercolor Society will hold its 46th Annual Opening Awards Reception/Art Exhibit on September 15th.  Special thanks to Lois Perdue, who interviewed Iain Stewart, one of the workshop presenters.  Get your calendars out and make your reservations!  The Trade Show is free and open to the public on Friday, September 15th and Saturday, September 16th.  Other instructors include watercolor artists Bev Jozwiak AWS, NWS and Sue Archer Allen AWS, NWS.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

www.floridawatercolorsociety.org

 

 

 

2017 Florida Watercolor Society Convention & Trade Show 2017

September 14th-17th

Ft. Lauderdale Marriott Hotel-Coral Springs

11775 Heron Bay Blvd,  Coral Springs, FL 33321  

954-753-5598

 

 

46th Annual Exhibition

 

Opening Awards Reception/ Art Exhibit:

Friday, September 15th

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 5:30 – 7:30 pm

Coral Springs Museum of Art

2855 Coral Springs Drive, Coral Springs, FL  33065

954-340-5000

Exhibit dates: Sept. 9th – Nov. 18th

 

 

Detailed information about the Convention and Trade Show as well as opportunities to register for critiques follows this interview of Iain Stewart by Lois Perdue

 

Iain Stewart

Iain Stewart by Lois Perdue

Iain Stewart shares, “Painting my reality is with lines and light.”  It is not only about how the light influences his paintings, but to the award-winning watercolor artist and architectural illustrator, it’s about the lines, too.  Born in Glasgow, Scotland and raised in North Carolina and later, Alabama since the age of six, Stewart holds numerous international awards, is a signature member of the National and American Watercolor Societies and holds a degree in architecture.  For the first time, Stewart, has been invited to be one of three artists who will be teaching a four-day workshop at this year’s Florida Watercolor Society (FWS) Convention & Trade Show. “I get a great deal of satisfaction teaching workshops,” he said. “I can communicate my ideas both vocally and visually in a manner that will, hopefully, remain with the artists and be repeatable by them.”

 

“6th Street Train” by Iain Stewart

 

Now 46-years-old, Stewart was fortunate to have had a head start in the field of art. He grew up familiar with renderings and architectural drawings as his father, Muir Stewart, was a Professor of Architecture at Auburn University until he retired in 1987. In addition, the senior Stewart has been a watercolorist his entire life and still continues an active career as an architectural illustrator and artist.  “There is friendly competition between us,” said Stewart.  Stewart, who will also hold one-on-one critiques during the convention weekend, said he learned some valuable lessons about critiquing art by example.

 

“My father has an uncanny ability to give scathing critiques, but they are correct,” he said. “What I do then is, if it’s fixable, I fix it, or I just start all over again” he said. “We now critique each others’ work which can become quite interesting at times.”  Stewart says, however, his own critiques are gently delivered, also productive and intended to help students learn.  “For myself, I like to use my ruined efforts to start the ‘barbeque’,” he said. “Successful paintings teach us very little. It’s the hand to the hot stove, the sting of the bee–the ruined painting that makes you look inward and seek out where you went wrong. I ask my students to create a written step-by-step process for a ruined painting—to go back and do a plan, find a point of reference of where and why they did it. Then their task is to go back and rework it and try to avoid making the same mistake twice.”

 

“Gothenburg” by Iain Stewart

 

Stewart, who has been published numerous times, most recently in Plein Air Magazine, (April/ May Issue) teaches both studio and plein air workshops on a regular basis throughout the United States and Europe. Other publications in which Stewart has been featured include Watercolor Artist, The Art of Watercolour, Southern Living, Cottage Living, Better Homes & Gardens, The Robb Report and the French publication Pratique des Arts. He also has a three-DVD set available through northlightshop.com.  Always a watercolorist, Stewart enjoys the process of protecting light from the beginning. He admits his real struggle is to capture the initial vision.  “You have to see the works’ glow from the start,” he said.  Stewart added that he is most often motivated by capturing a definitive lighting condition and how it influences shape and value rather than faithfully representing the subject as witnessed. “The lion’s share of my work is accomplished alla prima,” said Stewart. “Watercolor is uniquely suited for the task of capturing light and must be preserved from the first brush strokes and protected throughout the painting process.”

 

 

Watercolor by Iain Stewart

Stewart maintains a studio in Opelika, Alabama for his duo career as a fine art watercolorist alongside his 20-year career as an architectural illustrator with an international clientele. Stewart says he is hired to create scenes that showcase the designer’s intentions in the best way possible. Clients have ranged from the Georgia State Capital to the Dublin Zoo. Once a year he heads to his alma mater, Auburn University, where he is an adjunct professor, to teach a course called “Architecture in Watercolor”.  “The course I teach is reviving and combining the use of watercolor presentation in the age of computer- dominated presentation techniques,” Stewart said.

 

Stewart does agree that his style has changed over the years and says it was gradual.  “I moved away from the tightness of my rendering style to a more expressive way of painting”, he said. “My work changes yearly and I noticed this when I began to focus more on my sketchbooks to bring the liveliness I experience when working in them to my studio work. It is less about accuracy and more about the feeling of being in a certain place. I have moved in a more painterly direction and continue to embrace the changes when they come. If I painted the same way year after year my personal work would become dull very quickly to me. In architectural illustration it’s all about the line work. When I paint for myself I never let a line tell me where to put my brush.”

 

 

“North Queens Ferry” by Iain Stewart

 

Stewart says he ruins more paintings when working on something new as his style changes but there is a benefit in that.  “That means I am on to something new and to follow it as far as it will take me. You would be surprised at how many people think that once you begin receiving awards, jurying, and getting into major publications that you somehow stop creating works that are not up to your idea of what constitutes a good painting,” he said.  To achieve the uniquely dramatic, sometimes moody strokes in his award-winning paintings, Stewart says he often uses imagined atmospheric and lighting conditions in his work and paints from both life and imagination.  “Watercolors are not only a translation of what I see, but more importantly, an expression of how I choose to view the world,” he shares.  As for his workshop teaching style, he believes that some students struggle, but Stewart takes delight in this.  “It is those times when they see the larger picture and have one of those “ah ha moments” and not just see the technical side of the demonstration,” he said.  “A light comes into their eyes and smiles appear on their faces and that is priceless to me,” he said. “It’s the moment of understanding and it’s a wonderful thing to see and be part of.”

 

Iain Stewart’s 4-Day Workshop is Mon., Sept 11-Thur., Sept. 14; 9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m

&

Sue Archer Allen’s 1-Day Workshop is Thurs., Sept. 14; 9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. Both workshops have spaces.

Please visit FWS’s website to see about availability.

(Bev Jozwiak’s 4-day Workshop on Mon. Sept. 11 – Thurs., Sept 14 is filled.)

2017 Florida Watercolor Society State-wide

Convention & Trade Show

 

September 14th-17th

PLUS

BEST DEALS ON ART SUPPLIES AT THIS TRADE SHOW

 

Friday, September 15th

 Saturday, September 16th

9 am – 4 pm

Ft. Lauderdale Marriott Hotel-Coral Springs

11775 Heron Bay Blvd, Coral Springs, FL 33321

954-753-5598

 

 

Free & Open to the public

 

 

 

“Exhibitors come from all over the United States as well as Europe,” said Rita Szopinski, president of FWS. “It’s a very popular event and a chance for the experienced artist as well as the beginner artist to be introduced to new and exciting products being promoted by the various vendors.”  And, the “price is right” at FWS’s trade show.  “Vendors offer “discounted” pricing to attendees so it is a great opportunity to stock up on art materials,” said Szopinski. “As you get excited about the demos and the products the workshop instructors are using, you can run to the trade show and purchase many of the items from one of the many booths. As you wander through the booths you will find a demo here and there as an added bonus. Visit the FWS website for updates on the trade show and demos.”   Many product experts will be introducing new products, holding demonstrations and answering artists’ questions throughout the weekend of Florida Watercolor Society’s 46th annual state convention.

 

 

46th Annual Awards Reception/ Art Exhibit

Friday, September 15th, 5:30 – 7:30pm  

Coral Springs Museum of Art

                                        2855 Coral Springs Drive, Coral Springs, 33065

 

This year’s Opening Reception promises to be chic and will not only applaud the exceptional talents of FWS artists but will also celebrate the 20th Anniversary of the Coral Springs Museum of Art. Guests will enjoy music, fine wine and server-passed hors d’oeuvres. Ticket prices are $15 per person.  You can purchase your Reception ticket online when you register for the Convention, or when you check in at the hotel. Deadline to purchase tickets is Thursday, September 14th.  

One-on-One Critique: Iain Stewart

Friday, September 15th

Artists who select this opportunity will be asked to submit 10 images either by e-mail or from their website in advance to the artist of their choosing, and will be scheduled for a 30 minute session. This is your chance to obtain valuable feedback so necessary to improve your painting, and increase your chances of being accepted in or receiving awards in national exhibitions. Charge is $50 per session. Scheduling will be mutually convenient.

Digital Critique by Bev Jozwiak

Friday, September 15th

Bev Jozwiak will be leading a critique of art images that have been submitted to the digital director at fws.show.entry@gmail.com specifically for this critique. All artists, members or non members, are welcome to submit up to 2 images by deadline date of September 14, 2017. Each image is $6 which can be paid in online checkout. Images should be cropped and sized according to standard submission rules of 300 DPI and longest edge 1800 pixels. You may have your images prepared for you by the digital director for $5/image, payable at checkout. The critiques will take place on Friday, September 15th.

Exhibit Review With Iain Stewart 

Saturday, September 16th

There is a $6 attendance fee to participate in the Iain Stewart review of the 2017 Annual Exhibition on Saturday, Sept 16th, as space is limited. Please pay the attendance fee with your convention registration. This is your chance to hear first hand how Iain chose this year’s images and learn what a juror may be seeking in judging such a large and competitive show.

One on One Critique: Sue Archer Allen

Saturday, September 16th

Artists who select this opportunity will be asked to submit 10 images either by e-mail or from their website in advance to the artist of their choosing, and will be scheduled for a 30 minute session. This is your chance to obtain valuable feedback so necessary to improve your painting, and increase your chances of being accepted in or receiving awards in national exhibitions. Charge is $50 per session. Scheduling will be mutually convenient, but all critiques will be held on September 16th.

For more information about membership, monthly meetings well as availability of workshops please visit:

www.floridawatercolorsociety.org

 

For media information about the FWS Convention contact Lois Perdue at 954.812.1860 or email her at : runner12@bellsouth.net

 

 

 

 

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

 

Boca Raton Museum Art School Presents “5 x 5 + 1”, An Eclectic Exhibit Of Six Artists

The Boca Raton Museum Art School is presenting an Exhibit, “5 x 5 + 1”, of six artists who represent a cross section of activity and individual accomplishments in the Boca Raton Museum Art School.  The aim is to present five artworks by each artist to provide an appreciation of the individual artists’ intentions and skills.  The Opening Reception takes place on Tuesday, June 20th and is available for viewing June 20th through July 23rd.  The Rickie Report shares the details and some sneak peeks of the Exhibit. We remind everyone that NEW CLASSES begin July 5th, plus WEEKLY SUMMER CAMP for kids ages 5 – 12 continues through August 12th.

 

 

 

 

 

 

801 West Palmetto Park Road
    Boca Raton, FL 33486

www.bocamuseum.org/artschool

561.392.2503

 

 

 

The Public Is Invited To:

 

Exhibit:   “5 x 5 + 1”

Featuring the Artwork of:

Lisa Borden


Kent Burkhardsmeier


Paul Coleman


Marta Cruz


Sharyle Doherty


Charles Langjahr

OPENING RECEPTION: 


Tuesday, June 20

5:30 – 7:30 pm

Exhibit is on view: 
June 20 to July 23, 2017

 

 

Artwork by Lisa Borden

Lisa Borden started taking class at the Art School three years ago; she has studied with Eydi Lampasona, Jane McIntyre, and Chris Lopez. Both her figurative and abstract work recently have been in many exhibits.

 

 

A row of sand fence withstand the advances of the ocean, sand, and fog while the pier pierces out into the mystical foggy veil.

“Withstanding” by Kent Burkhardsmeier

 

Kent Burkhardsmeier, an accomplished photographer, has been taking photographs for over twenty-five years and recently joined the masters’ photo class with Allan Pierce.

 

Artwork by Paul Coleman

 

Paul Coleman has develop a personal drawing style while studying with Chris Lopez in a variety of drawing classes.

 

 

 

“Jimi” by Sharyle Doherty

 

Similarly, Sharyle Doherty has been taking evening or Saturday classes for many years with Carla Golembe and this year starting studying sculpture.

 

“Sunshine State” handmade Necklace with Geode by Marta Cruz

Marta Cruz, an experienced jeweler, has studied jewelry with almost all of our jewelry teachers perfecting her techniques working with silver, Florida Black Coral, Art Metal Clay, enameling and other materials.

 

“High Road” by Charles Langjahr

 

Charles Langjahr often exhibits his collages and paintings in local venues and has taken classes with a variety of instructors.

 

 

Mid- summer classes for adults and teenagers start July 5th.

Weekly summer camp for kids ages 5 -12 continues to August 12.

 

 
For more information about these classes and more:

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

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

 

 

 

 

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

 

New Classes At Armory Art Center Make Summer Learning Fun!

The Armory Art Center announces summer classes for youth and adults beginning June 19th. Choose from Live Model Studios, Open studio Time, Pop-Up Workshops, Ceramics, Jewelry, Glass, Art History, Drawing, Painting, Photography & Digital Media, Printmaking & Fiber, Sculpture, plus a Summer Art Experience! The Rickie Report shares the details and some highlights of what you can create!

 

 

 

811 Park Place W. Palm Beach, FL 33401

(561) 832-1776 | armoryart.org | registrar@armoryart.org

 

 

Artwork by Anthony Burks

Session 6: June 19 – August 12, 2017

 

REGISTRATION:

Monday – Thursday: 8:30 am – 9:00 pm
Friday: 8:30 am – 5:00 pm
Saturday: 9:00 am – 4:00 pm

To See The Full Catalogue:

Online registration: 24/7 http://www.armoryart.org/registration

Classes are subject to change.

Please check out online registration for the most up-to-date offerings

 

HIGHLIGHTS:

 

PAINT YOUR OWN CERAMICS

Three hours—evenings or Saturdays

Have a private ceramics painting party for any occasion with friends or colleagues. Paint ceramic tabletop accessories like pitchers, bowls, and plates. These items make perfect, functional gifts!  Work in our state-of-the-art ceramic studios with instruction from our experienced faculty. Book a three-hour party for an evening or Saturday. Our happy hour package is available upon request. Minimum of six students.  Please reserve your group at the registrar or call (561) 832-1776.

 

CUFF BRACELETS

ADRIANA FICARELLI

 

In this one-day workshop students will have fun creating copper cuff bracelets by using beautiful textures and folding techniques. Demonstrations will include folding metal, the application of various textures using the rolling mill, surface finishes, and use of the torch. No experience is necessary

 

COUPLES RING MAKING PARTY!

ALICIA JANE BOSWELL

Enjoy your evening learning how to size, solder, texturize, and nish silver rings for each other! Everyone will learn the basics of how to use the torch to heat things up. No experience is necessary and all materials are included. Please wear closed toe shoes.

 

PHOTO IMAGE TRANSFER ON GLASS

MARK WALNOCK

 

Turn your own 2D art or personal photographs into permanent displays. Using a laser printer, students will copy and crop an image to the desired piece of glass during the first session of the class. The following week the paper backing will be removed and color additives will be discussed. A final kiln firing will complete the process. Come to class with a collection of photos or drawings (12”x 8” max. size) to discuss which would work best for the process. Completed pieces can be picked up three days after the final class.

 

DRAWING FOR BEGINNING STUDENTS

ANTHONY BURKS

 

This class focuses on the basics of drawing lines, shapes, shades, perspectives and proportions.  students will use materials such as charcoal, pen, and pencils while learning each medium’s unique qualities to make 2D shapes appear 3D. This class is the foundation for all other visual art media because, as Michael Las Casas says, “Your paintings are only as good as your drawings.”

 

WORKSHOP:

PHOTOGRAPHING YOUR ART!

BARRY SCHEIN

 

 

 

Students will learn the basic techniques for creating high quality photographs of artwork for exhibitions, personal portfolios, school, and much more. Students will learn camera settings, controlling lighting, and creating a set-up to photograph 2D, 3D, and small objects.

 

 

For more information about classes, workshops, studio  time, or planning other events:

811 Park Place W. Palm Beach, FL 33401

(561) 832-1776 | armoryart.org | registrar@armoryart.org

 

 

 

 

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Armory Art Center Offers Summer Camp For Grades 1 Through 12 And Summer Art Academy For Career-Minded High School Students

The “Summer Art Experience” at the Armory Art Center is filled with fun and creativity for grades 1 through 12. Innovative weekly themes include drawing, painting, sculpture, jewelry, fashion, ceramics, and printmaking. Teens can discover the latest developments in 3-D printing technology with the Armory’s new 3D jewelry and ceramics printers. Activities take place June 5 through August 4th. The Armory Summer Art Experience includes public receptions showing artwork created during each session and field trips. For high schoolers wanting to make their careers in art, check out the “Summer Art Academy”. The Rickie Report shares the details and urges you to sign up before spaces are filled!

 

 

 

 

811 Park Place    West Palm Beach, FL 33401
561-832-1776     armoryart.org

 

 

 

 

 

 

Activities include:
• A week filled with high-quality art education
• Immersion in various creative techniques for diverse interests and skill building
• Excursions to local venues
• Public art show receptions in June and August

 

 

Registering online, by phone, or walk-in is quick and easy.

• Payment in full is required at the time of registration. Some weeks fill quickly—don’t delay!
• Register for as many weeks as you like.
• A $20 discount per week is provided for multiple enrollments within the immediate family or for one camper over multiple weeks.
• Membership is not required to attend Summer Art Experience.
• By purchasing a Youth or Family Membership, Summer Art Experience students will receive a 10% discount on all 8-week studio art classes during the year of their membership.
• Extended childcare in the morning and afternoon is available for an additional fee.

– Tuition assistance may be available upon approval of the financial assistance application found on our website at http://www.armoryart.org/scholarship.

– Tuition includes all art materials and one camp T-shirt.

– Students bring a lunch, two snacks, and beverages.

REFUND POLICY: Tuition is refundable up to five business days prior to the start of your camp week minus 10% of tuition for cancellation. Please note that there is no refund for a student dismissed from camp due to behavior which endangers or disrupts camp activities.  

 

Most instructors have a master’s degree in art and/or education and all have had a background check. Our camp leaders are skilled in working with youth in the arts. We look forward to providing a safe and enriching environment for your child.

 

 

JUMPSTART Grades 1 – 2
& ADVENTURES IN ART Grades 3 – 5

$235 per week*
*Weeks 2 and 6 will have field trips and have an additional fee of $23 per camper.

WEEK 1 June 5th-9th Hola Summer – Art of Latin America

WEEK 2 June 12th-16th Da Vinci to Degas* – The Human Figure & Portraits

WEEK 3 June 19th-23rd Abstract Expressionism – Celebrating Our Independence

WEEK 4 June 26th-30th Nature as Art – Bugs, Birds, & Botanicals All Around

Friday, June 30 4:30-6:30 pm Mid-Summer Exhibition & Reception
WEEK 5 July 10th-14th Pop Art with a POW! – Superhero Stories

WEEK 6 July 17th-21st Stargazers* – Van Gogh & Beyond

WEEK 7 July 24th-28th Medieval Myths & Art -Tales of Knights & Dragons

WEEK 8 July 31st- Aug 4th Exploring African Art – A Safari of Culture & Wildlife

Friday, Aug. 4th   4:30-6:30 pm Good Bye to Summer Exhibition

 

 

DAILY SCHEDULE FOR GRADES 1-5

9:00 – 10:30 am Early morning workshops
10:30 – 10:45 am Snack
10:45 am – 12:15 pm Mid-morning workshops
12:15 – 1:15 pm Lunch and recess
1:15 – 2:45 pm Mid-afternoon workshops
2:45 – 3:00 pm Snack
3:00 – 4:30 pm Late afternoon workshops

 

ROCKIN’ ART WORKSHOPS Grades 6 – 12

$285 per week
Age groups are divided according to weekly enrollment.

WEEK 1 June 5th–9th

Graffiti
OR
Cartooning
OR
Sculpture: Book Art

 

WEEK 2 June 12th-16th

Painting
OR
Digital and Video
OR
Fashion Accessories: Bead and Seed Weaving OR
Ceramics: Wheel Throwing and 3D Printing

 

WEEK 3 June 19th-23rd

Digital Photography
OR
Fashion: Upcycle
OR
Jewelry and 3D Printing
OR
Sculpture: Turn a Room Into Art

 

WEEK 4 June 26th-30th

Photoshop Fun With Your Photos
OR
Printmaking and Journaling
OR
Ceramics: Hand building and Raku

Friday, June 30th  4:30-6:30 pm Mid-Summer Exhibition & Reception

 

WEEK 5 July 10th-14th

Painting
OR
Photo Transfer Techniques: Cyanotype
OR
Soft Sculpture

 

WEEK 6 July 17th-21st

Digital Anime and Your Art
OR
Ceramics: Handbuilding and 3D Printing
OR
Jewelry and 3D Printing

 

WEEK 7 July 24th-28th

Digital Photography
OR
Printmaking: Block Prints and Pattern
OR
Ceramics: Glazing and Color

 

WEEK 8 July 31 – Aug 4th

Street Art
OR
Sculpture: Objects Big and Small
OR
Ceramics: Wheel Throwing and 3D Printing

Friday, Aug 4th  4:30-6:30 pm Good Bye to Summer Exhibition

 

When registering for Summer Art Academy, receive a 10% discount toward any of the Summer Art Experience classes.

(Summer Art Academy is designed for rising juniors and rising seniors who are career-minded students of the visual arts)

 

Preparing for College Scholarships?

Summer Art Academy was developed to help advanced students prepare for college scholarship opportunities and propel career-minded students of the visual arts. Two classes were developed with the guidance of visual art teachers from Bak Middle School of the Arts and Dreyfoos School of the Arts.

Looking for a scholarship to art school?
PRE-COLLEGE PORTFOLIO
REVIEW WORKSHOP
for Incoming Juniors

A student portfolio is a vital part of admission and scholarship decisions. This week-long workshop will assist students in the thoughtful selection and arrangement of pre-existing artwork. The instructor will make recommendations for work that needs to be added for the best outcome.
Emphasis will be placed on:
• Work process
• Technical and analytical skills
• Aesthetics
• Time management

Be prepared for the portfolio review
and admission process:
DAY 1: Introduce Yourself – As an artist, student, and visionary
Day 2: Critical Thinking – Is your portfolio complete?
Day 3: Digital Portfolio – How to clean up and post your work
Day 4: The Magical Order – What goes first, last, and in between
Day 5: Mock portfolio review session

Instructor: Amber Tutwiler

Amber is an instructor of sculpture at FAU. She attended Dreyfoos School of the Arts for Visual Art, Massachusetts College of Art and Design, and received her MFA from Florida Atlantic University
for Mixed Media.

Workshops are offered two times:
Monday through Friday | 10:30 am – 3:30 pm
Register for June 5-9, 2017
OR
Register for July 17-21, 2017
Tuition per workshop: $200

Be one step ahead…
INTENSIVE DRAWING & SCULPTURE WORKSHOP
for Incoming Freshmen

Rising freshmen in art school need to strengthen their two-dimensional and three-dimensional
skill sets. In this workshop young students will:
• Navigate drawing (2D) and sculpture (3D) as a powerful way to express how the artist sees
the world.
Explore drawing and sculpture materials and tools.
• Create using both imagined situations and observable nuances of the human figure and the
environment.
Sculpture……..10:30 am – 12:30 pm
Learn about volume, mass, and structure while building with clay.
Lunch and break 12:30 – 1:30 pm
Drawing……..1:30 – 3:30 pm

A focus will be on observational drawing such as perspective in interiors, the structure of the human body, and scale in a still life.

Sculpture Instructor: Joshua Davis

Joshua studied illustration at the Savannah College of Art and Design where he earned his BFA. At Florida University he earned his MFA with an emphasis in painting and industrial and mechanical design.

Drawing Instructor: Vishan Seenath

Vishan is a graduate of Dreyfoos School of the Arts and earned a BA in studio art at FSU. He attended West Dean College in the UK, where he earned an MFA in painting and drawing from the University of Sussex.

Workshops are offered two times:
Monday through Friday | 10:30 am – 3:30 pm
Register June 5-9, 2017
OR
Register July 17-21, 2017
Tuition per workshop: $200

When registering for these workshops, receive a 10% discount toward any of the Summer Art Experience studio classes, including 3D printing, digital design, ceramics, glass, fashion, and jewelry. armoryart.org/youthartcamps

For more information about these activities, classes, workshops or events for children or adults at the Armory Art Center:

armoryart.org

561.832.1776

 

 

 

 

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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Boca Raton Museum Art School Offers Summer Camp Experiences Like No Others Beginning June 5

Summer Camp at the Boca Raton Museum Art School is so much fun kids don’t know they’re learning!  Children explore art techniques and art concepts. Projects are geared to age groups: 5 to 7, 8 to 10, 11 to 12. Theme weeks (Anime & Cartooning; Meet the Masters; Animal & Habitats; Art Around the World; Color Explosion) and a wide variety of creative art projects stimulate children’s imaginations. At the end of the summer all children and their families are invited to a special reception for the “Art Camp Exhibit” in the Boca Raton Museum of Art in Mizner Park to celebrate each child’s first museum showing!  The Rickie Report shares the details and urges you to register quickly, as Camp starts June 5th!  

 

 

 

801 West Palmetto Park Road
         Boca Raton, FL 33486

www.bocamuseum.org/artschool     561.392.2503

 

 

BOCA  RATON   MUSEUM   ART   SCHOOL

PRESENTS:

SUMMER CAMP

 

 

Summer Camp at the Boca Raton Museum Art School is so much fun kids don’t know they’re learning!  The memories children create at Summer Camp are cherished forever, and the artistic skills they learn will be useful for a lifetime.   

 

 

Children explore art techniques and art concepts. Art projects are geared to age groups:  5 to 7, 8 to 10, 11 to 12.   Different theme weeks and a wide variety of creative art projects stimulate children’s imaginations.  Theme weeks include: Anime & Cartooning; Meet the Masters; Animal & Habitats; Art Around the World; Color Explosion. A balance is sought between preserving children’s natural creativity and learning new skills to better express themselves.   $275 per week, early care and late care available.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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

 

 

 

 

For more information about Summer Camp, Financial aid, art classes for children and art classes for adults:

BOCA RATON MUSEUM ART SCHOOL
801 West Palmetto Park Road       Boca Raton, FL 33486
561-392-2503

artschool@bocamuseum.org

https://www.facebook.com/bocaschool

 

 

 

 

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Rickie Leiter, Publisher

Rickie@therickiereport.com   561-537-0291

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“Open Studios With Model” And “Portrait Studios” Being Offered At Lighthouse ArtCenter School of Art

Two separate “Open Studios” are being offered at Lighthouse ArtCenter School of Art for their Late Spring Session.  If you are not a member, now is the time to join and take advantage of these uninstructed sessions.  Working in any medium, you have all you need to create in a convenient workspace. The Late Spring Session runs from NOW through June 3, 2017. The Rickie Report shares the details and some peeks behind the scenes.  Members also receive a discount on art supplies!

 

 

 

Lighthouse ArtCenter School of Art

395 Seabrook Road     Tequesta, FL

Art School:  (561) 748-8737

 

For your convenience the Lighthouse ArtCenter Art Supply Store is open:

 9 a.m. – 5 p.m. Monday through Saturday

Members receive a 20% discount in the Art Store.

 

ANNOUNCING:

 

“OPEN  STUDIOS”

 

 

 

 

Open Portrait Studio
Thursday, 9 a.m. – noon
$15 per three hour class

Come paint in our studio and work from a clothed model in this uninstructed session. All mediums are welcome. Each session needs a minimum of four students. Pre-registration is required at least 3 days prior to the class.

 

Barbara Roehl with her open Studio Painting

 

Open Painting Studios
Tuesday, 9 a.m. – noon and 1 – 4 p.m.
$10 per three hour session, no model

Take advantage of a full studio to create work in any medium.

 

 

 

All open studio sessions are available to Lighthouse ArtCenter members only. To become a member, sign up for a class or for more information, please go to LighthouseArts.org or call (561) 748-8737.

 

 

 

 

ABOUT LIGHTHOUSE ARTCENTER:

Founded in 1964, the Lighthouse ArtCenter, a member-supported nonprofit organization, provides visual and performing arts for the community through unique collections, engaging exhibitions and cultural programs, a dynamic School of Art and diverse outreach activities.

The Lighthouse ArtCenter Gallery is located at 373 Tequesta Drive in Tequesta, FL.

For information call (561) 746-3101 or visit www.LighthouseArts.org.

The Lighthouse ArtCenter School of Art is located at 395 Seabrook Road in Tequesta, FL.

For information on classes, workshops or ArtCamp, call (561) 748-8737.

 

For more information about exhibition, memberships, bequests:

Sheila McDonald-Bell
Lighthouse ArtCenter
373 Tequesta Drive    Tequesta, FL 33469
561-746-3101   Sheila@LighthouseArts.org  www.LighthouseArts.org

Please ask me about making a bequest. As a 501(c)(3), we are eligible to accept bequests from your estate fund.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Rickie Leiter, Publisher

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Scholarships Available For Cultural Summer Camp Programs. Deadline To Apply Is May 1st

The Cultural Council of Palm Beach County has published its 2017 Cultural Camp Guide – a comprehensive online listing of art and cultural summer programs in The Palm Beaches – and announced that 30 camp scholarships totaling $9,000 are available to those who apply on or before May 1.  The Rickie Report shares the details here.  Please share with families who can benefit!

 

 

 

 


601 Lake Avenue  Lake Worth, FL 33460
PalmBeachCulture.com

 

 

Families may click on palmbeachculture.com/camps to select programs that interest their children. There are opportunities for children to learn dance, music, visual arts, theater, nature/science and writing. Camp dates, age requirements and fee information are all available on the Cultural Council’s site along with directions on how to apply online for scholarships before the May 1 with a 11:59 p.m. deadline. Scholarships will be awarded by lottery, based upon need.

A Sampling Of Summer Fun Opportunities:

 

Bob Carter’s Actor’s Workshop & Repertory Theatre Co.
Boca Raton Museum Art School
Educational Gallery Group
Kravis Center for the Performing Arts
Lake Worth Playhouse
Lighthouse ArtCenter Gallery & School of Art
Loggerhead Marinelife Center
Morikami Museum & Japanese Gardens
Palm Beach Atlantic University Dance Department
Palm Beach Zoo and Conservation Society
South Florida Science Center and Aquarium
Spady Museum
Youth Orchestra of Palm Beach County
“The Cultural Council is delighted to work with so many arts and cultural organizations in Palm Beach County to promote outstanding programming that will keep the arts alive for children of every age all summer. The scholarship program means that families at every income level will have a chance to experience art and culture first-hand,” said Trish Halverson, manager of arts and cultural education at the Cultural Council.

 

For more information:

Cultural Council of Palm Beach County
601 Lake Avenue   Lake Worth, FL 33460
PalmBeachCulture.com      (561) 471-2901

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Flamingo Clay Studio Hosts Special Fiber And Sculpture Workshop With International Artists, “Meski” Assegued, Elias Sime And Bruce Brown

Flamingo Clay Studio and Clay Glass Metal Stone Gallery in Lake Worth will host international artists, Meskerem “Meski” Assegued, Elias Sime and Bruce Brown on Tuesday, April 18th.  There will be a special Workshop for Fiber Artists and Sculptors. “Meski” is an amazing artist and world famous art curator. The Rickie Report shares the details and urges fiber artists, sculptors and artists interested in learning new techniques to register. The Flamingo Clay Studio is a non-profit artist cooperative operating the popular Clay Glass Metal Stone Gallery in downtown Lake Worth.

 

 

FLAMINGO  CLAY  STUDIO

&

CLAY  GLASS METAL  STONE  GALLERY

 

PRESENT:

Elias  Sime

TUESDAY, APRIL 18th

 

WORKSHOP  FOR  FIBER & SCULPTURE  ARTISTS

 

10 AM – 3 PM      

 $35.   For Workshop

 

To Register:  CGMSGallery@FlamingoClayStudio.org

OR

Call  215.205.9441

See Bruce Brown‘s Kinetic Sculptures

at

CLAY  GLASS  METAL  STONE  GALLERY

15 South J Street   Lake Worth, FL

MEET INTERNATIONAL ARTIST AND CURATOR:

Meskerem “Meski” Assegued

 

 

 

 

 

 

Elias Sime (b.1968 Addis Ababa, Ethiopia) is a multi-disciplinary artist working primarily in relief sculpture and architecture. For more than twenty-five years, he has made collage and sculptural assemblage from found objects such as thread, buttons, plastic, animal skins, horn, fabric and bottle tops, alongside organic building materials and binding agents such as mud and straw. Many of the objects come from Mercato, the Addis Ababa open-air market, said to be the largest in Africa, and in particular the market’s Menalesh Tera section—literally “what do you have?”—where trash is repurposed in resourceful ways and its new potential is shared among the community.

 

Sime has a masterful handling of material, with fluency and pure formal instincts a hallmark of his practice. In the past decade he has sought to better understand the cultural and historic underpinnings of those instincts, traveling with the anthropologist Meskerem Assegued through rural villages in Ethiopia to research ancient rituals still in practice. Sime collects histories and vernacular techniques as much as objects.

 

Mixed Media by Elias Sime (Photo Courtesy of Lula Lake Worth Art)

 

One of the most prominent names in the East African art scene, Sime founded, designed and constructed the Zoma Contemporary Art Center in Addis Ababa, an international art center described by the New York Times as “a voluptuous dream, a swirl of ancient technique and ecstatic imagination.” His work has been shown internationally at the Dak’Art Biennale in Dakar, Senegal; the New Crowned Hope Festival in Vienna, Austria; and in the US at the Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York; the Studio Museum in Harlem; and a survey exhibition that traveled from the Santa Monica Museum of Art, CA, to the North Dakota Museum of Art. Sime designed props and artwork for Peter Sellars’ production of Igor Stravinsky’s opera Oedipus Rex, which has been performed at the Los Angeles Philharmonic and Sydney Opera House.  Elias’ work is included in the permanent collection of the Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York; Israel Museum, Jerusalem; North Carolina Museum of Art, Raleigh; Perez Museum of Art, Miami; North Dakota Museum of Art; Harn Museum of Art, University of Florida, Gainesville; Hood Museum of Art, Dartmouth College, NH; Ruth and Elmer Wellin Museum of Art, Hamilton College, Clinton, NY; and the Kemper Museum of Contemporary Art, Kansas City, MO.

 

 

Meskerem (“Meski”) Assegued, with her artist/inventor/engineer husband Bruce Brown, are residents of downtown Lake Worth. Bruce lives full time in the city, and Meski divides her time between Lake Worth, Addis Ababa and exhibitions in museums and galleries throughout the world that she is called upon to curate. She is also the founder of  Zoma Contemporary Arts Center (ZCAC)  which is an artist residency located in Addis Ababa and Dire Dawa. Over the last 16 years, Meskerem has curated numerous exhibitions both in Ethiopia and abroad. She was also a member of the selection committee for the 2004 Dak’Art Biennale and the 2007 Venice Biennale African Pavilion.

 

 

 

Bruce Brown is famous for his wonderful kinetic marble machines that were in the window of the gallery for several years.  He shares,” I like to watch things move and I like to make things. I could spend an hour watching pelicans and or a tractor moving earth. I can also spend all day shaping wood or bending wire until it becomes the thing I want. Art was a hobby most of my life. My career took me overseas fo many years. I managed computer systems in developing countries for U.S. Government relief and development efforts. Wherever I was, I enjoyed looking into the workshops and seeing things being made. Craftspeople with limited resources make up for it with perseverance and planning. I saw a plumber in Ethiopia drill a faucet hole in a sink by tapping on it with a screwdriver for an hour or so. With each tap, a tiny flake of porcelain broke loose. It seems tedious, but it probably didn’t take any longer than it would take me to drive to the hardware store and buy a carbide drill bit”.

 

Bruce Brown’s kinetic sculpture, as featured at International Kinetic Symposium 2017

 

 

“It seems like rolling ball sculptures and other kinetic art are always in the background somewhere. I see them in movies and commercials frequently. I’m not sure when I knew I wanted to make them, but I remember two pieces in particular that probably pushed me over the edge. Many years ago, I lived in Yellow Springs, Ohio. there was a jewelry store with an elaborate wire-work clock. It had many gears with human wire figures turning cranks and such. I always enjoyed stopping to look at it through the store window. A few years later I was delayed on a flight out of Sacramento. In the terminal was a big glass box with a rolling ball sculpture. I looked at it for hours; it had a wonderful chain lift and a couple of track switches.  I never throw anything electrical or electronic away. I have to take it apart and salvage things. Motors, wires, springs, screws. I like to make my art with what materials and tools I have on hand when I start. Often it begins with a leftover piece of wood…”

 

 

 

 

For more information about this workshop or exhibits at lay Glass Metal Stone Gallery or classes at Flamingo Clay Gallery:

Please contact Joyce@FlamingoClayStudio.org for full details.

 

 

 

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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