Vacationing with Your Jewelry

John Bella has been designing and selling jewelry in downtown Stuart for a long time. His expertise is always appreciated. For jewelry lovers who collect and change out large holed beads on necklaces or bracelets, John offers specialty beads with a wide variety of Florida themes.  The Rickie Report shares some of his vacation tips for travel with your jewelry.  

 

 

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  • Many experts recommend leaving expensive jewelry in a secure place at home while on vacation, such as a safe deposit box.

 

  • However, if this isn’t an option, both Jewelers Mutual Insurance Co. and Jewelers Unblocked have offered tips that would be helpful for travelers.

 

  • Keep jewelry on when going through security at the airport. Taking it off and setting it aside to get scanned gives strangers the chance to steal it.

 

  • Use the two-key control safety deposit box or a secured vault if either are available at your hotel. It’s more secure than using the safe in the room, which should be used only for semi-valuable belongings. However, if that’s the only option, it’s better than leaving the jewelry out in the open.

 

  • Be selective about who is being let into the hotel room. Use the privacy sign if no hotel staff should be let in when the room is vacant.

 

  •  Use discretion when bringing any jewelry outside of the hotel room. Don’t wear items that will attract attention or “advertise” the valuables; keep rings turned inward and pendants or necklaces tucked under clothing.

 

  •  Remove jewelry–and keep it safely locked away–before getting into chlorinated pools, hot tubs, or the ocean, as chlorine and saltwater can damage precious metals and some gemstones.

 

  •  If jewelry has to be worn while swimming, check it often. Cool water makes it easy for jewelry to slide off as fingers constrict.

 

  • Check the insurance coverage on the jewelry to ensure that the pieces are adequately covered, whether they are left behind at home or taken on the trip.

 

  •  Be aware of surroundings and look alert and confident. Thieves target those who appear oblivious, distracted or timid.

 

About Bella Jewelry and Gifts

 

Bella Jewelry and Gifts has a fantastic selection of Sterling Silver Jewelry in Nautical, Celtic/Irish, Genuine Gemstone and Fashion Styles. We have a huge selection of Pandora Style Bracelet Charm Beads in Zable Brand plus our own Private Label line of Charm Beads which includes Custom Made “Local Beads” for Stuart, Jensen Beach, Hutchinson Island, Hobe Sound, Palm City, Port St. Lucie, Fort Pierce and the Treasure Coast. Our entire line of Charm Beads is Made In The USA. We call it our Treasure Coast Collection.

 

"Florida Gator" Bead

“Florida Gator” Bead

We are known far and wide as “The Place To Go” for the largest selection of Quality Sterling Silver Nautical and Beach Jewelry  . Some of our Nautical Jewelry includes: Starfish, Sand Dollars, Mermaids, Manatees, Dolphins, Crabs, Sea Turtles, Sailfish, Marlin, Snook, Tarpon, Fish Hooks, Anchors, Propellers and so much more!  If it swims in the ocean or lake, we probably have jewelry for it.

 

Atocha Coin Pendant

Atocha Coin Pendant

 

We have the largest selection of Treasure Coin Jewelry on the Treasure Coast and a great mix of gifts and accessories that are sure to please you. Whether making a self-purchase or finding that perfect item for everyone on your gift-giving list, Bella Jewelry and Gifts will exceed your expectations.  We are proud members of the Downtown Business Association of Stuart and we are listed with the Jewelers Board of Trade.

 

Fish Hook Earrings

Fish Hook Earrings

 

Our retail store is located in the heart of Historic Downtown Stuart, on the east coast of Florida in the area known as the Treasure Coast.   We were voted The Best Gift Shop on the Treasure Coast and in the Palm Beaches by the viewers of local ABC TV Channel, WPBF 25.

 

 

Bella Jewelry and Gifts is located at 39 SW Osceola Street

Stuart, FL 34994

STORE HOURS

 

November Thru May:

Monday thru Saturday 10 AM to 5 PM
Sunday 11 AM to 4 PM

June thru October:

Monday thru Saturday 10 AM to 5 PM
Closed Sunday

For more information please contact:

Bella Jewelry and Gifts  772-219-8648  

or email: info@bellajewelryandgifts.com .

Shop Online 24/7 https://www.bellajewelryandgifts.com

 

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Brewhouse Adds New Brews and Views in August

The Brewhouse Gallery is adding new draft beer selections to their already super stock of options!  Thursday, August 28th is the monthly Open House.   A wide range of coffees/ teas during the day and handcrafted beers/wine in the evenings  plus a full calendar of activities are offered: an art gallery, place to meet a friend, play a board game, share the Trivia mania or have a big laugh during the Comedy nights.  Bring your own food or take advantage of the food trucks that park nearby.  August is also a change-over month for artists, so stop by and see what is NEW on the WALLS!  Artists interested in selling their work at this vibrant venue should contact AJ Brockman.  The Rickie Report shares the details here.  

 

 

 

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The Brewhouse Gallery

ART + COFFEE + CRAFT BEER

Thursday, August 28th

6 – 8 pm

720 Park Avenue    Lake Park,FL

561.771.1641 | Facebook | BrewhouseGallery.com

 

 

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Plan Your Week!

Monday –  Art, brews, and BBQ.
Tuesday – Karaoke starting in August.
Wednesday – Trivia Night.
Thursday – Open Mic and Poetry.
Friday and Saturday – live music and food trucks.
Sunday – Comedy

 

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ARTISTS:  

If you are interested in displaying and selling your work at the Brewhouse Gallery, please contact AJ Brockman!

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For more information about The Brewhouse Gallery please contact :

info@BrewhouseGallery.com  or call  561.771.1641

 Facebook | BrewhouseGallery.com

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

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New Mural Project in Northwood Brings More Public Art to Galleries, Shops and Restaurants

Murals serve as more than decorations on walls.  They give passersby a glimpse into the neighborhood where murals are displayed on walls of buildings.  The area may be “coming back” or “already there”.  Look at the wide variety and rich cultural history of the murals found in Philadelphia, PA.  The Rickie Report is pleased to share information about the newest mural project in the Northwood Village area of West Palm Beach.  Onlookers are always welcome! Here we focus on the three artists involved, Eduardo Mendieta, Craig McInnis and Amanda Valdes.  The images shown are previous works by the artists at other locations.

 

 

NORTHWOOD VILLAGE

MURAL PROJECT

 

 

 

2417 Spruce Street

2417 Spruce Street

 

 

Initially there will be 4-5 murals painted on buildings located on Northwood Road, Spruce Avenue and 25th Street.  The goal is to beautify and bring more vitality to the neighborhood.  Each mural will be painted by a different artist.  Two murals will begin in August.  Other artists are waiting for approval of their designs before work can begin.  Eduardo Mendieta is spearheading the project.

 

 

The Process*

 

  • Before an artist can legally create art on a wall there are numerous checklists and approvals that are needed.  Building owner approval and City approval must be obtained.  Contacting the building owner may be a challenge, as it is likely that if a business rents their space they deal with a landlord.  The landlord can give some approvals but when it comes to a mural, the owner is generally the one that needs to sign off on it.  So the process from idea > landlord > owner can be lengthy.  It can also take face-to-face time and usually a presentation to encourage the decision makers that the proposed mural idea is beneficial to not only their business but also to the owner’s profit margins and as a neighborhood improvement.
  • The permitting process usually involves calls to the City, finding the correct department and obtaining the paperwork needed to get a City Permit.  The permit’s cost may depend on the budget of the mural.  For the sake of argument let’s say we take the lesser option and it costs us $75 for the permit.  This same permit needs to be filled out and signed by the owner.  Again, quite possibly another case of permit > landlord > owner.

 

  • A ‘pre-approval’ is the next step.  The real decision of all approvals comes with committees such as Art In Public Places and the CRA Advisory Board.  They oversee anything and everything happening in their appointed districts.  Both of those require a presentation, and it’s best to have some kind of pre-approval heading into it, either from the City or from a Merchant Association, or both depending on what committee you are presenting to.  Someone has to put together a proper presentation filled with photos, mock-ups, approved paperwork, etc.  It’s also noteworthy that committees like these do not meet everyday or even every week so you have to be patient and wait your turn to secure a place on a meeting agenda.  It takes roughly 10 days or so for your permitting paperwork to clear the City in order for you to get on an agenda for presentation.
  • Guess what?  You still haven’t put a single drop of paint on a wall yet!  During these presentations and (fingers crossed) approvals, an appropriate work of art must be selected for the mural space.  This might require an outside juror and a fee so that proper selection is made with fairness.  It takes time to gather all of applicants and their work in order for the jurying process to take place.  If a juror is not in place, a different committee takes on the role of selecting artists, interviewing artists, reviewing portfolios and proposed mock-ups.
  • That whole process takes a lot of time, money and patience.  If a full-time business person is taking on this task, it’s easily hours of preparation and follow-through.  If it were someone’s only job it would likely take them a month or two (at best) to get to a point of painting the wall.  Compare that to a month or two of your own salary on top of the paperwork costs.  For example, if someone was paid $30/hour to complete this task and they worked on it roughly for one month at eight hour work days, their fee would equal $4,800.  You can easily spend 8 hour work days on a project like this when it comes to coordination of phone calls, emails, presentation assembly, time spent traveling to and from meetings and City Hall, selecting the juror(s), contacting, paying…  Or if your committee handles some of the coordination, then it’s the committee meetings that require time and feedback amongst everyone involved. * Information from Jonathon Ortiz-Smykla of OSGS Gallery| Studio

Approved Sites/Proposed Sites

2417  Spruce Ave.has been approved
441  25 Street has been approved
444  25 Street is waiting for approval
The other mural sites are still being work out. We have several options.
 
441 25th Street

441 25th Street

How This All Began

Eduardo had shown some of his work at ArtHouse429 several months ago.  During the Opening Reception,  William Halliday, the owner of gallery introduced me to Sharon McCormick from the West Palm Beach CRA.  She had heard about the Downtown West Palm Beach Stairwell Mural Project which Eddie had helped organize and was one of the contributing artists.  She wanted to do something similar in Northwood Village.
Eduardo is overseeing the whole project as well as painting a mural and hopes to begin this month.  Artists can still apply to paint murals in the future and should contact him.

View From the Ground (Photo Courtesy of Eduardo Mendieta)

View From the Ground (Photo Courtesy of Eduardo Mendieta)

There’s More to the Story

 
 
“The CRA has helped get this project off the ground, but it will need more funding to keep this Mural Project going and cover the neighborhood with beautiful murals. Once we start painting in August, we will be looking for local businesses to sponsor murals by allowing us to paint their exterior walls and help with funding. We will also be organizing fundraisers and other activities to get the public involved,” Eduardo told The Rickie Report.

Previous Mural Art Installations

 

Roosevelt Elementary School Reading Mural by Eduardo Mendieta

Roosevelt Elementary School Reading Mural by Eduardo Mendieta

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46 for XLVI Mural Project Indianapolis MD by Eduardo Mendieta

46 for XLVI Mural Project Indianapolis, Indiana by Eduardo Mendieta

 

 

For more information visit: www.eduardomendieta.com

 

 

 

CRAIG McINNIS

 

Mural by Craig McInnis

Mural by Craig McInnis

 
 
Craig tells The Rickie Report, “I have been drawing since I can remember. I decided early on that I would be an Artist. Music and art run through much of my family tree.  I doodled my way through high school and then came to Florida to attend the Art Institute. After graduation I plunged into a varied list of artistic endeavors.  My intent is to stay focused and to NEVER take my creative gifts for granted.”
“All things creative” has been the credo that Craig lives by, when deciding what projects to take on. “I enjoy keeping my workload diverse to help expand my skill set.  I have had the opportunity to make music, record and tour, paint on many different surfaces, illustrate, log many fun hours on Photoshop, create graphics and layouts, create storyboard art and props for a motion picture, apprentice as a tattoo artist, and most recently work behind the scenes to curate, promote and produce art shows for my cohorts. As Co- Founder of Art Synergy I am proud to be part of a dedicated team of art professionals with the goal of promoting local art at National and International levels and facilitate access to art & culture to those who may not have previously had the chance. I love the challenge new creative territory poses.”
Mural by Craig McInnis at Broadway Bagel

Murals by Craig McInnis at Broadway Bagel

Craig is also proud to be Creative Director of Fright Nights at the South Florida Fairgrounds over the past 8 years.  “I have done, horror make-up, graphics, talent booking, casting and management, branding, set design, scenic painting,
and my fair share of getting into character.”

Visit Craig at facebook.com/craigartist,    or email at craigart896@hotmail.com

 or go old school and buzz me 561.389.4800

 

 

 

AMANDA VALDES

 

Amanda shares, “I’m very excited to start the Northwood mural project and work with the community to brighten the neighborhood with public art. Northwood is an eclectic area with so much potential. 

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Amanda is an accomplished artists and has created murals for other cities. She says, “I feel like Northwood is starting to blossom into something even greater than it is now.”

 
 

Visit Amanda on Facebook: www.facebook.com/avaldesart 

Instagram: @AmandaLValdes      Twitter: @AmandaValdes

Amanda Valdes
561.512.0021
www.amandavaldes.com
alvaldes@aol.com

 

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Real Mail Fridays, Book Arts 101 Among Offerings From Jaffe Center for Book Arts

Remember receiving real letters in the mail?  Maybe you wrote to a pen pal overseas, or a thank you note for a gift.  The Jaffe Center for Book Arts at Florida Atlantic University’s Wimberly Library in Boca Raton, Florida  is the place to capture or recapture this art!  “Real Mail Fridays” takes place the first Friday of every month.  The Rickie Report shares the details about this and Book Arts 101.

 

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We’re already sick of summer. So are lots of other people, apparently, because folks are already registering for our October introductory immersion (and no wonder, it’s always our most popular… which is why we offer it twice).

 

BOOK ARTS 101: Hist Whist
Instructor John Cutrone

Your choice of two sessions:
Saturday October 25, 2014 or Sunday October 26, 2014
1 to 4:30 PM
Tuition schedule: Self-determined (your tuition is a gift to the JCBA Education Fund).

 

 

This Book Arts 101 workshop begins with the All Hallow’s Eve magic of “Hist Whist” by poet e.e. cummings. We tune into that Halloween spirit by turning our eye toward the spookier items in the Jaffe Collection followed by a visit to our haunted print shop as we work our spell to transmogrify you into a book artist, at least for an afternoon. Is anything what it seems? Who knows.

 

 

 

We’ll begin with a screening of a 20-minute video about JCBA and the amazing collection of artists’ books that is at its core. We’ll follow this with an in-depth viewing of some of the artists’ books in the collection––books that will entertain, inspire, and astound. We’ll honor the season and Halloween by finding some particularly spooky and autumnal books from the collection, and you can expect a local ghost story or two, as well, from the instructor’s cache of Convivio Dispatches from Lake Worth.
After a necessary break for coffee and cookies, we’ll move on to the JCBA Letterpress Studio, where each participant will print a sheet of paper from type set by hand out of JCBA’s collection of historic wood type. These sheets will be the covers for the books we’ll make, a brief history of the book arts that we’ll bind by hand in the Single Signature Pamphlet stitch, a simple bookbinding technique that you can use again and again in your own book projects. You’ll go home with a book you made yourself––one that you can read as sleep calls later that night, as you reflect on the new outlook on books (and maybe even life) that you’ve found earlier that evening at JCBA. “For there is great joy in knowing how to do things.” All levels.

 

 

To register:
http://www.library.fau.edu/depts/spc/JaffeCenter/workshops/book_arts_101_histwhist.php>
Should that link not work for you, go to www.jaffecollection.org and click WORKSHOPS.

 

 

BOOK ARTS 101: Still Summer
Instructor John Cutrone
Saturday September 13, 2014
1 to 4:30 PM
Tuition schedule: Self-determined (your tuition is a gift to the JCBA Education Fund).

 

This Book Arts 101 workshop is full but we are ready to start a waiting list in case we get cancelations. The theme of this one is “Still Summer” because here in Florida, summer takes all its sweet time leaving, and in these parts, September is no different from July or August. This workshop is designed to turn you into a book artist for a day, while we celebrate that summerness and even conjure some thoughts to show summer the door.

To add your name to that waiting list:
http://www.library.fau.edu/depts/spc/JaffeCenter/workshops/book_arts_101_stillsummer.php
Should that link not work for you, go to www.jaffecollection.org and click WORKSHOPS.
REAL MAIL FRIDAYS
Every First Friday of the Month
3 to 6 PM (come when you can, leave when you must)
JCBA’s Book Arts Gallery
Donation: $10

http://www.library.fau.edu/depts/spc/JaffeCenter/events/real_mail_fridays.php

 

Our next letterwriting social is next week on Friday September 5th, beginning at 3 in the afternoon and ending at 6. You supply 10 bucks, we supply everything you need to write great letters: papers (commercial papers, handmade papers), pens (all kinds of them, from ballpoint pens to dipping pens), rubber stamps and other mark-making supplies, cookies, coffee, tea, cocoa, postage stamps, good music and good company.

Visitors park in metered parking in the library lot. Parking is typically pretty easy on Friday afternoons!

For more information please contact:

John Cutrone, Director
JCBA: Jaffe Center for Book Arts
Florida Atlantic University Wimberly Library
777 Glades Road
Boca Raton, Florida 33431

www.jaffecollection.org
www.facebook.com/jaffecenterforbookarts

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8TON3PORRDQ

 

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Call for Entries: Industrial Park Revolution’s Homage to the WPA

The Florida Arts Association is putting out a Call for Entries:  INDUSTRIAL PARK REVOLUTION: Murals at The ActivistArtistA Bay Gates Project.  The theme is an homage to the WPA.  All entries must reflect the style and content of the WPA Posters or WWII Propaganda Posters.  Copies or reproductions will not be accepted.  All work must be original by artist or group.  The Rickie Report shares information about the WPA and this Call For Entries.  The Deadline is September 15th.

 

 

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HOMAGE TO THE WPA!

INDUSTRIAL PARK REVOLUTION: Murals

The ActivistArtistA Bay Gates Project

 

Work to be considered must reflect the style and content of the WPA Posters or WWII Propaganda Posters.  Copies or reproductions will not be accepted.  All work must be original by artist or group.

http://activistartista.blogspot.com/2014/08/art-call-industrial-park-revolution.html

Proposals Now Being Accepted

 

  • Art Call Deadline September 15, 2014
  • Murals to begin on October 1, 2014
  • Completed by October 5, 2014

The Industrial Park Revolution Murals will be a part of ActivistArtistA Bay Gates Project

The murals will remain on display for 1 year.

Open 24 hrs.

Mural Location:

Boynton Beach Art District

404-422 West Industrial Ave.

Boynton Beach, Florida 33426

 

Current Bay Project Murals

Current Bay Project Murals

 

According to www.u-s-history.com, The Works Progress Administration (WPA) was instituted by presidential executive order under the Emergency Relief Appropriation Act of April 1935, to generate public jobs for the unemployed. The WPA was restructured in 1939 when it was reassigned to the Federal Works Agency.

By 1936 over 3.4 million people were employed on various WPA programs. Administered by Harry Hopkins and furnished with an original congressional allocation of $4.8 billion, the WPA made work accessible to the unemployed on an unparalleled scale by disbursing funds for an extensive array of programs. Hopkins argued that although the work relief program was more costly than direct relief payments, it was worth it. He averred, “Give a man a dole, and you save his body and destroy his spirit. Give him a job and you save both body and spirit.”

 

 

While responsibility for such unemployable people as children, the elderly, and the handicapped was remanded to the states, the WPA provided literally millions of jobs to employable people, enrolling on average about two million a year during its eight-year stint. Far fewer women were enrolled than men. Just 13.5 percent of WPA employees were women in 1938, its top enrollment year.

 

 

The WPA was charged with selecting projects that would make a real and lasting contribution — but would not vie with private firms. As it turned out, the “pump-priming” effect of federal projects actually stimulated private business during the Depression years. The WPA focused on tangible improvements: During its tenure, workers constructed 651,087 miles of roads, streets and highways; and built, repaired or refurbished 124,031 bridges, 125,110 public buildings, 8,192 parks, and 853 landing fields. In addition, workers cleaned slums, revived forests, and extended electrical power to rural locations.

 

Please send proposals to:

 

Florida Arts Association

1021 Avon Road     West Palm Beach, Florida 33401

 

Please include the following on a CD :

 

1.  High definition images of: 2 privious murals and 1 head shot ( for promotional use )

2. Your Artist Resume (website, social sites, etc)

3. A Short Biography

4. Artist Statement

5. $25 Submission fee per Proposal  (you may submit more the one)

6. Complete details of scope of your project

Site info:

  • 10 Bay Gates (11′ x 13′)
  • 2 Walls, (15′ x 30′) , (15′ x 85′)

 

Current Wall Area

Current Wall Area

 

 

For more information contact : FloridaArtsAssociation floridaartsassociation@gmail.com

 or

http://activistartista.blogspot.com/2014/08/art-call-industrial-park-revolution.html

 or

 ActivistArtistA@gmail.com

 

 

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Call for Artists – Artists Association Of Jupiter and A Unique Art Gallery

The Rickie Report is pleased to share this Call for Artists!  The Artists Association of Jupiter is looking for artists who work in a wide variety of mediums, to be part of their gallery.  A Unique Art Gallery in Jupiter is more than walls and shelves.  This is a space where artists and the greater community come together.  We’ve attended their Opening Receptions where the space is packed with art patrons and people wait patiently to make their purchases.  Here are the details.

 

 

 

Artists Association of Jupiter

and

A Unique Art Gallery

226 Center St A-8

Jupiter     Florida  33458 

 

 

The Artists Association of Jupiter is looking for artists of various mediums to send in their works to be juried into our gallery, A Unique Art Gallery in Jupiter. The gallery currently represents over 20 artists and we are always seeking additional qualified artists. Please send in jpegs of your work and a bio for our artists to review by August 20th.   Space will be available starting the 1st of September. Artists rent their space and there are no commissions taken on their sales. We are looking for artists who will be able to participate in gallery time and our events. 

 

The Artists Association of Jupiter is a collaboration of artists who work together to promote the awareness of art and education to the community and surrounding counties. Its venue, A Unique Art Gallery, opened its doors in June of 2010.  

 

The gallery is approximately 1500 square feet and offers both working and exhibition space. It is located at 226 Center Street, Suite 8 in Jupiter, Florida near some of Florida’s finest beaches and tourist destinations. The gallery is staffed and operated with the help of volunteer gallery artists. Each month on the second Wednesday, the Gallery hosts special exhibits with a wine and cheese reception. We feature one or more of our artists with a portion of all sales benefiting different local charities.  The gallery is equipped with work and class space a small kitchen area, bathroom and a desk area in the front of the exhibition space.  There is ample parking space directly in front of the gallery to accommodate events and routine gallery traffic. Learn more about the organization, its artists and programs on the Association’s website.

 

For more information:

www.artistsassociationofjupiter.com

 561-529-2748   

info@artistsassociationofjupiter.com  

 

 

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Ice Cream Social Eases the Summer Blahs At Clay Glass Metal Stone Gallery

The artists at the Clay Glass Metal Stone Gallery invite you to take a break from the heat on Friday, August 15th.  Cold drinks, brownies, ice cream and all of the fixings, will be served to ease the summer doldrums and give a break from the oppressive heat.  Some new “pocket art” creations will be unveiled and sell for $10. and a Special Summer Discount is being offered as well.  The Rickie Report shares the scoop in this article!

 

 

 

 

Clay Glass Metal Stone Cooperative Gallery 

Presents

An Ice Cream Social to Ease the Summer Doldrums 

Friday, August 15  6-9 PM

15 South “J” Street     Lake Worth, FL

 

 

 

 

Chain Maille Earrings

Chain Maille Earrings 

 

 

 

The artists in the gallery have been busy creating “Pocket Art,” an original art made of smaller pieces, jewelry and sculptures, that can be sold for $10 and popped into your pockets.  For this event there will be hundreds if pieces of original art for $10.  In addition, there will be a 10% (or higher) discount on all art in the gallery over $30.

 

 

 

Lady Bugs for Your Pocket

Lady Bugs for Your Pocket

 

If you want to create a large ice cream sundae, purchase one of the dozens of $10, handcrafted bowls or mugs, and fill them up with the ice cream and any of the fixings.

 

 

Mugs and Bowls are Plentiful

Mugs and Bowls are Plentiful

 

Clay Glass Metal Stone Cooperative Gallery is sponsored by the Flamingo Clay Studio, a non-profit arts organization whose mission is to provide affordable studio and gallery space for three-dimensional artists.  The gallery is located at 15 South J Street in downtown Lake Worth. Hours are Sunday thru Wednesday, 10AM-4PM. Friday and Saturday, 10AM-10PM.   Gallery openings are the first and third Friday of each month from 6-9 PM with many special events in-between.  For information call Joyce Brown-215-205-9441 or  JCLay6@aol.com.  Gallery phone: 561-588-8344.

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Artists of Palm Beach County Discuss EcoArt, BUZZ exhibit, literARTure and More

The Artists of Palm Beach County’s  “What’s The Buzz All About” Exhibit continues through August 11th.  Lectures on EcoArt with Mary Jo Aagerstoun will be offered at a number of times and promise to bring new information about the “RoboBee” currently under design at Harvard.  Everyone is invited to the Monthly Sharing meeting on August 11th.  On August 15th, see how artists interpret “LITEARTURE and Art”, with a juried exhibition of 2D and 3D works. The pieces will reflect or represent images of books, authors, famous novels, plays or poetry. 15% of sales will be donated to the Lake Park Library.  The Rickie Report shares all of the dates and information in this article.  The public is invited to all of these events!

 

 

 

 

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Art on Park

800 Park Avenue    Lake Park, FL

 

 

 

 

The Artists of Palm Beach County 

 

Invite you to:

The EcoArt Works in “What’s the Buzz All About?” Show

with Mary Jo Aagerstoun, President, EcoArt South Florida

  • Friday August 1, 5:30-6:30 PM
  • Saturday August 2nd , 4-5 PM,
  • Friday August 8th,  5:30-6:30 PM,
  • Saturday, August 9, 4-5 PM

 

 

EcoArt is a hybrid art-science practice that aims to rectify ecological damage. Come hear about and discuss the five EcoArt works in the “What’s All the Buzz About?” exhibition, closing August 11th. The discussion will address how five artists are seeking to change the alarming decline in bee populations world wide with imagination, scientific expertise and humorous activism. Come learn about a beehive backpack shaped like a book and what it is used to do; ceramic sculptures that add shelter to bee-friendly plantings of native Florida trees and plants in parks and back yards; a massive statewide EcoArt project that mobilizes artists, schools, libraries, public institutions and YOU, visitors to the “What’s All the Buzz About?” show, to replenish the presence of 500 key wildflowers, of benefit to wild bees.

 

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The flowers, now endangered, were seen in profusion when Europeans first stepped onto Florida’s land hundreds of years ago. Two transformative projects that are bringing bees and butterflies back to highly urbanized and unlikely sites. And, a wild and colorful performance spectacle “exorcising” the RoboBee, currently in design at Harvard, under contract with the Defense Department.  Great opportunity as well to browse the show’s bee-specific paintings, drawings, collages and jewelry for sale, with 15% going to support Palm Beach County’s BeeKeepers Association.

 

Please RSVP to John at the Gallery:

art.on.park@artistsofpalmbeachcounty.org

 

 

 

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 Invite You to a Sharing Meeting

at the Brewhouse Gallery

 

 Monday, August 11th     7 – 9 pm

 

720 Park Avenue

Lake Park, FL

 

The Artists of Palm Beach County will hold its monthly artists’ gathering on Monday, August 11, 2014 from 7:00 – 9:00 pm at the new and already popular, Brewhouse Gallery, 720 Park Avenue in Lake Park.  The Brewhouse Gallery, the creation of talented artist A.J. Brockman, provides a destination for all who enjoy art, coffee, craft beers, and wine, as well as live music.

 

 

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Brockman, a 25 year-old digital artist, and his partner Bobby Hodson, dreamed of establishing a place that would be a catalyst for the Lake Park art district.  Not a traditional art gallery – though the walls are covered with artworks – their establishment welcomes people to enjoy playing board games, reading, sketching and web-browsing (free Wi-Fi) in addition to sipping coffee and beer, and viewing the art.  If you haven’t already visited this unique coffee house/lounge art gallery, this is the perfect opportunity.

 

 

 

Mark your calendars for August 11th.  Admission is free for members of APBC  and the general public is invited to attend the event for a $5.00 admission fee. Payment will be collected at the door and will be applied towards the membership fee, if one wishes to join at the meeting. Artists are encouraged to bring a work of art for sharing/critique as well as finger food to share with the group (NO ALCOHOLIC BEVERAGES PLEASE).  The Brewhouse Gallery is open daily from 9 a.m. to 11 p.m. and by appointment only on Mondays.  For more information or directions please call 561-469-8930.

 

 

 

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Artists of Palm Beach County

announces

LITERARTURE Exhibit

Honoring the Art of Literarture

Opening Reception

 

Friday, August 15th    5 – 8 pm

 

Art on Park

800 Park Avenue  Lake Park, FL

 

 

 

The Artists of Palm Beach County (APBC), which believes you can’t have literature without art, will be honoring books in the new exhibit LITERARTURE 2014.  The Friends of the Lake Park Public Library will benefit from the exhibit at the Art on Park Gallery, 800 Park Avenue, Lake Park, from August 15 to September 29, 2014.  The juried exhibition of 2D and 3D works by local artists will reflect or represent images of books, authors, famous novels, plays or poetry. 15% of sales will be donated to the library.

 

An Opening Reception will be held on Friday, August 15th from 5:00 to 8:00 p.m.  Everyone is invited to view and purchase the art, as well as enjoy drinks and refreshments at this free event. Donations will be accepted for the library.

 

 

 

The LITERARTURE  Exhibit, includes work in a number of mediums from oils to photography, watercolors, and sculpture.  In addition to the current exhibit, the gallery is the studio home for talented resident artists Dick Yosinoff, Carole Turano , John Vincent Palozzi, Sheree Blum, BJ Colister, Joseph Friedman, Irma Friedman, Linda Donegan, Dorothy Sandlyn and Jeff Lucus.  Their powerful artwork covers the walls on either side of the gallery and will be on display at the Opening Reception. All work is available for purchase. Cash, checks, and credit cards are accepted. Regular gallery hours are Monday through Saturday from 12:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m.  For directions or other gallery information, call 561-345-2842.

 

 

SPECIAL EVENT: The AfterParty! at The Brewhouse Gallery, 720 Park Ave., starting at 8 PM. The Brewhouse will also be donating proceeds to the Friends of the Library.

 

 

For more information about The Artists of Palm Beach County, please visit:

www.artistsofpalmbeachcounty.org

 

 

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

Rickie Leiter, Publisher

The Rickie Report

P.O.Box 33423

Palm Beach Gardens, FL 33420

Rickie@therickiereport.com

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OSGS + BYOC (Translation: Ortiz Smykla|Gallery Studio Presents Bring Your Own Chair Lecture Series)

Irene Jalowayski will be the Featured Artist for OSGS’s second BYOC (Bring Your Own Chair) lecture series.  From a glass hobbyist to an award-winning artist, Irene continues to learn and expand her repertoire in this fascinating medium.  Now is your chance to meet her, ask questions and see her newest creations right from the kiln!  Stay in the neighborhood and have a bite to eat after.  The Rickie Report already has our chairs ready to go!  For more details and a sneak peek, read this article.

 

 

 

 

 

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OSGS Gallery in Northwood

 Summer Lecture Series

BYOC* (Bring Your Own Chair)  free lectures

by Exhibiting Artists!

Meet Irene Jalowayski,

Glass Artist

Saturday, August 9th   7 pm

500 Northwood Road         W.Palm Beach, FL

 

 

 

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Irene Jalowayski’s Newest Glass Necklace and Earrings

 

 

OSGS Gallery is keeping the summer hopping and the arts alive with their BYOC (Bring Your Own Chair) Lecture Series. OSGS Works of Art and Custom Framing (Ortiz-Smykla | Gallery-Studio) is located in the heart of Northwood Village.  This year OSGS brings you FREE lectures in conjunction with the FREE Northwood Village ArtWalk Gallery Tours on the 2nd Saturday of every month.

 

 

"What Were You Thinking?" by Irene Jalowayski

“What Were You Thinking?” by Irene Jalowayski

 

 

During these lectures each speaker will share their passion for the arts and their identity as an artist.  You’ll discover how each began their incredible artistic journey, their background, techniques, mentors, what drives and/or motivates them and where they see their work taking them into the future.  If you have not attended one of our lectures prior to now you are in for a fabulous treat and will, at the same time, learn something new in the process.

 

 

Christmas Plate by Irene Jalowatski

Christmas Plate by Irene Jalowatski

 

You do not have to be signed up for the Free ArtWalk tour to attend the Free Lecture.  Although it is encouraged to not miss out on the Free VIP Guided Tour through the many art spaces in Northwood Village.  If you wish to take the tour, please sign-up at http://www.northwoodartwalk.com/  The Lectures will begin at the end of the first ArtWalk tour, around 7pm.   There are many fabulous restaurants in the area with many of them offering live music, so plan to have a bite to eat or enjoy a glass of wine before or after the lecture.

 

 

Irene Jalowayski's Seder Plate

Irene Jalowayski’s Seder Plate

 

Irene Jalowayski  specializes in fused glass and silver jewelery including gorgeous pendants, earrings and bracelets.  New in her line is a series of bib necklaces made from cast glass beads with matching earrings.   Irene casts these beads from ground glass in specially made molds.  The glass is fired at about 1400 degrees.  
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Cobalt blue glass beads and silver beads in Necklace and Earrings by Irene Jalowayski

Irene’s pendants and cabochon earrings are also fused and are made with a lot of dichroic glass.  The dichroic glass gives her pieces a shine and sparkle that is enhanced by the silver findings that  are used to finish them.  Each piece of Irene’s is different and one of a kind.  They make for wonderful gifts or gorgeous additions to any lady’s jewelery wardrobe.

 

 

 

 

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Dichroic Glass Candlesticks by Irene Jalowayski

 

 

Art runs in the veins of gallery curators Evelyn and Jonathon Ortiz-Smykla. OSGS, is the embodiment of their love of art, and for sharing the work of talented artists. On any given day, a visit to their gallery sends guests crossing paths with a variety of works in many mediums that include modern-art paintings, sculptures, and home wares. But the team also does their own creating inside the studio: custom framing is available with a large number of options for materials, glass, matting, and mounting. The gallery is located at 500 Northwood Road in West Palm Beach.

 

 

For more information about OSGS:  Visit  http://www.osgsart.com/

 

Previews of their work can be seen on the OSGS web site at www.OSGSart.com.

 

Evelyn Ortiz Smykla & Jonathon Ortiz-Smykla     OSGS Ortiz-Smykla|Gallery-Studio  p: 561-833-2223 OSGSart@hotmail.com      www.OSGSart.com

http://www.facebook.com/OSGSart

 

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

Rickie Leiter, Publisher

The Rickie Report

P.O.Box 33423

Palm Beach Gardens, FL 33420

Rickie@therickiereport.com

561-537-0291

 

 

Poets of the Palm Beaches Offer Five August Events

The Poets of the Palm Beaches will offer five events in August. Their mission is to support and encourage the creation of original poetry in Palm Beach County, Florida.  The Rickie Report urges you to take part in any or all of their events.  Most are FREE and some offer CASH prizes!

 

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Friday August 8    (Every Other Second Friday) 

 

7:00 to 8:30 PM.

Words, Wine, Cheese

  • Open Reading.
  • Open to the public.
  • Original work only.
  • No charge

Clay Glass Metal Stone Gallery   15 South J St.,  Lake Worth FL

 

 

Tuesday, August 12, (Every second Tuesday)   

 

6:30 PM.

  • Open to the public.
  • No charge.
  • Bring original poems.

Publix Super Market – Legacy Place, 2nd Floor, 11231 Legacy Ave, Palm Beach Gardens, FL 33410

 

Contact: Marjorie Wolfson at 561-575-2376, or Shirley Kent at brownpelicancay@gmail.com

 

 

Wednesday, August 13   (Every Second Wednesday) 

 

7:00 PM.

  • Open to the public.
  • Original work only.
  • No charge.
  • Bring at least 12 copies of one poem.

Panera’s Cafe — 771 Village Blvd., West Palm Beach.

 

Contact: Ron Rosoff at 561-232-2888.

 

 

Sunday Reading August 17   (featured reader is Shirley Kent)

             2 PM

  • Contest with cash prizes.
  • Open to the public.
  • Original work only.

 

Palm Beach Friends (Quaker) Meeting House, 823 North A Street, Lake Worth.  Just a little more than one block South of 10th Ave North. Time:  2:00 PM. (Doors open at 1:45 PM)

Suggested Donation:  $2 for members and their guests,  $3 for non-members.  Free for high school students.

 

Tuesday,  August 19, (Every third Tuesday)   

 

 

7:00 PM.

  • Open to the public.
  • Original work only.
  • No charge.
  • Bring at least 10 copies of one poem.

Palm Beach Friends (Quaker) Meeting House, 823 North A Street, Lake Worth.

Just a little more than one block South of 10th Ave North

 

Contact: John Palozzi at 561-588 -9829.

 

 

 

For more information please visit:

 www.poetsofthepalmbeaches.com

 

Special Contest: Kyrielle

What Now? 
by John Vincent Palozzi

We argue and quarrel until
the both of us have had our fill
Please reveal me my dear friend -
ls this how it’s supposed to end?

We fight about the blues and reds
about the thoughts inside our heads
about how much we have to spend -
Is this how it’s supposed to end?

We shake our heads and roll our eyes
accuse each other of poor lies
and speak with words that condescend -
ls this how it’s supposed to end?

When we first met it was true love
We laughed and played, fit like a glove
We promised anger to transcend -
ls this how it’s supposed to end?

 

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

Rickie Leiter, Publisher

The Rickie Report

P.O.Box 33423

Palm Beach Gardens, FL 33420

Rickie@therickiereport.com

561-537-0291