Poetry Events With A New Perspective Are Open to Everyone

Do you know what a Caudate Sonnet is?  Come to the Poets of the Palm Beaches to learn, listen and to share. The Poets of the Palm Beaches will host four events throughout the month of April, to which the public is welcome. They take place in different parts of Palm Beach County and are FREE. Some Poetry Readings offer Cash prizes. If you are curious, a beginner, intermediate or advanced poet, this is the organization to get involved with. The Rickie Report shares the information here.

 

 

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Poets of the Palm Beaches

April, 2015

MEETINGS:

 

2nd Wednesday Workshop

April 8, 2015

7:00 pm

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

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

Contact: Ron Rosoff at 561-232-2888.

 

 

3rd Sunday Reading

April 19, 2015

Form is Caudate Sonnet

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Prompt: Open the book nearest you and use the first phrase you see to end your poem.

April featured reader is  Janice Fine

Contest with cash prizes

Open to the public. Original work only.

Third Sunday Reading Rules:

(1) Original work only. (2) One poem per round. (3) No poem more than one 8 1/2 x 11 page, in normal 12-point font. (4) Prose Poems no more than 250 words in normal 12-point font. (5) No introductions please. State your name, the name of your poem, and the form of your poem. All present may enter the contest, which is judged by the featured reader. Submission of a poem automatically conveys permission to print it in this newsletter, on our website and on YouTube if it wins. All rights revert to the authors upon publication. After the first round will be the Special Contest. The same rules apply as just stated, except that it must be the designated FORM. All present who have a poem written in the form may enter the contest, even if they entered the first round contest. For the third round, the same rules apply, or up to 3 poems, if none is over 5 lines. There is no contest for the third round.

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.

 

 

3rd Tuesday Workshop

April 21, 2015

7:00 pm

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

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

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

Contact: John Palozzi at 561-588 -9829

 

 

4th Thursday

Words, Wine, Cheese

April 23, 2015

7:00 – 8:30 PM

Place: Art on Park Gallery 800 Park Ave., Lake Park FL

Words, Wine, Cheese

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

Contact: John Palozzi at 561-345-2842

 

 

 

For more information please visit:

www.poetsofthepalmbeaches.com

http://www.facebook.com/PoetsOfThePalmBeaches?fref=ts

 

 

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

Rickie Leiter, Publisher

The Rickie Report

P.O.Box 33423

Palm Beach Gardens, FL 33420

Rickie@therickiereport.com

561-537-0291

Call for Art With Open Theme And Any Media! Art Patrons: Enjoy The Exhibit On April 24th

Artists in Florida,LLC is putting out a CALL for ART.  This is an Open Theme, Any Media Opportunity.  The Exhibit will be judged by Elayna Toby Singer, Director of Palm Beach County Art in Public Places and will show at the Craft Gallery in West Palm Beach, FL.  The Rickie Report shares the details and urges you to act quickly, as the Deadline is April 8th at midnight and only 30 pieces will be accepted.  ATTENTION Art Patrons: Mark your calendars for the Opening Reception on Friday, April 24th!

 

 

 

 

Artists in Florida,LLC

Present:

Open Theme Art Exhibit

Opening Reception:

Enjoy the Art, Food and Entertainment!

Friday, April 24

5:30 – 7:30 pm

Craft Gallery

5911  South Dixie Highway

W. Palm Beach, FL 33405

 

 

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 For more information please contact info@artinfl.org or visit www.artinfl.org

 

or call: 561. 714. 4871

 

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

Brewhouse Gallery’s March Madness Extends a Grand Welcome to You

March Madness is alive and well at the Brewhouse Gallery – and we’re talking about more than basketball!  Stop in to see the new artwork, check in on the expansion next door, take part in Trivia Night, Open Mic, sit back and enjoy the live music or just relax with a coffee or beer brewed just for you!  A new artist will be featured the last Thursday of each month. We know that artwork has already been going to homes or offices in the past few weeks!  Stop by now to see what is available. Meet the artists and see their portfolios. And, it is not too early to mark your calendars for May 16th’s ONE Year Anniversary and Grand Opening of the new space!  The Rickie Report shares the details here. Since the brewhouse is closed on Mondays, it is the perfect venue to rent for daytime or evening parties, meetings and get-togethers!

 

 

 

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HOURS:

TUESDAY – SUNDAY
12:00PM – 12:00AM

The Brewhouse Gallery

720 Park Avenue Lake Park, Florida 33403

 

 

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Art, art, and more art! Whether it’s our incredible visual artists or our talented performing artists, or even the culinary artists with our local food trucks… Don’t forget our next monthly artist open house Thursday, March 26th!  

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MEET OUR NEW GALLERY ARTISTS:

 

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Food Trucks

 

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Trivia Night!

 

 

UPDATE: The Next Chapter & Expansion

 

AJ Brockman tells The Rickie Report, “The Brewhouse Gallery is moving forward with our expansion. We’ll have a soft opening in April, so stay posted on our website and Facebook page!  We’ll officially have our Grand Opening on May 16th!  Be ready for a better flow of traffic, expanded draft list, expanded bottle selection, vintage arcade games, communal tables and the all-important expanded FOOD SELECTION. AND we’ll have a 30 foot wall that will be dedicated to a rotating mural project. We will be highlighting some of the area’s best muralists to create a new mural every six months or so. As we have said from day one, it is our goal to create a community around our space and vision. Above all, it is the support of each and every one of you and the belief in what we are doing that has brought all of this to fruition. Cheers!”

 

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For up-to-the-minute listings of events please visit:

www.brewhousegallery.com

https://www.facebook.com/TheBrewhouseGallery

 

 

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

Trying a New Medium? Exciting Entry Level Classes for Fusing, Slumping and Stained Glass At McMow Art Glass

Are you an artist looking to try a new medium?  Have you dabbled in the glass arts previously and would love a refresher course?  McMow Art Glass is the perfect place for you!  The Rickie Report gives the details about some exciting entry level classes at McMow.  For those who love glass as an art form, both functional and decorative, this is for you!

 

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Check out our upcoming schedule of exciting entry level glass classes:

Glass fusing is one of the most exciting of all the glass art forms around today. The fusing process consists of layering and melting together cut pieces of glass in a glass firing kiln. Glass fusion is experimental, free form and appeals to a wide-variety of glass artisans, crafters and those just looking for a unique new hobby.

Choose from either one of our entry level fusing classes:

 

 

Taste of Fusing
$70.00

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In this 2 hour session, participants will learn about the basics of glass fusing and work with a variety of glass materials including glass frits, powders, and pulled stringers. A wide-variety of fused works will be on display for participants to see. Participants will complete their very own fused glass coaster. The completed, fired pieces will be available for pick-up the following week.

 

 

Saturday April 11th 1-3pm
Wednesday April 15th 6-8pm
Wednesday May 6th 6-8pm
Saturday May 23rd 1-3pm
Saturday June 13th 1-3pm

 

 

Slumping Session
$85.00

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In this 2 hour session participants will learn about the basics of glass fusing and slumping. Slumping is the process of shaping your kiln formed piece into a desired shape using a mold. Students will use a variety of glass components to complete their choice of a glass bowl, plate, or sushi platter. 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.

Wednesday April 8th 6-8pm
Saturday May 2nd 1-3pm
Wednesday June 3rd 6-8pm
Saturday May 27th 1-3pm

 

 

BEGINNER’S STAINED GLASS CLASSES

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In this class you will learn the basic techniques required to create a stained glass panel. Learn how to cut and shape glass, how to foil and solder, and how to assemble your project for a beautiful, completed stained glass panel, handmade by you!
Cost of $150.00 (plus tax) includes instruction, a beginner’s stained glass pattern, glass, and all of the materials you will need to complete your first project! There are no additional costs! Class meets once a week for four weeks – 3 hour session each class.

 

 

All students will receive a 15% discount on week 4 of class to purchase materials and supplies, if you would like to continue on your own or with us in our Intermediate Stained Glass Classes!

 

Upcoming Class Schedules for April-June 2015:

Tuesdays March 31st-April 21st 5:30- 8:30pm
Saturday April 4th- April 25th 12pm-3pm
Tuesdays April 28th-May 19th 5:30- 8:30pm
Saturday May 2nd – May 23rd 12pm-3pm
Tuesdays May 26th- June 16th 5:30-8:30pm
Saturdays May 30th-June 20th 12-3pm

Please call (561) 585-9011 x100 to register!

 

McMow Art Glass
701 North Dixie Hwy.          Lake Worth, FL. 33460
Call: 561.585.9011 EXT 106    Toll Free: 1.888.701.3494
Fax: 561.586.2292         www.mcmow.com

 

 

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

Arthouse 429 Announces Feature Exhibit, “CHROMA: A Celebration Of Color And Form”

ArtHouse429 is pleased to announce a feature exhibition showcasing the work of Clemente Mimun, James Sagui, Liz Ghitta Segall, and Jefro.  This exhibition will explore how different artists utilize color as a form of expression, with a focus on painting and sculpture. These artists are revered as masters of their craft, from the precision of James Sagui’s woodwork to Clemente Mimun’s gestural lines– every cut and every brushstroke is purposeful. Come to the Opening Reception on Thursday, March 26, 2015 from 6:30 to 8:30pm.  The Rickie Report shares the details and a few sneak peeks.

 

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CHROMA: A Celebration Of Color And Form

Showcasing artists:

Liz Ghitta Segall, James Sagui, Clemente Mimun and Jefro

Opening Reception

 March 26, 2015   6:30 pm

 

429 25th Street in historic Northwood Village  W.Palm Beach, FL.

Hours of operation: 11-6 Tuesday through Saturday and by appointment

 

 

 

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“Montgolfiere De Montchanin” By Liz Ghitta Segall

 

 

 

ArtHouse429 is pleased to announce a Feature Exhibition showcasing the work of long time Palm Beach resident artists Clemente Mimun, James Sagui, and Liz Ghitta Segall, joined by talented local painter Jefro.

 

“Chroma” will begin with an Opening Reception on March 26, 2015 at 6:30 pm.  This exhibition will explore how different artists utilize color as a form of expression, with a focus on painting and sculpture. These artists are revered as masters of their craft, from the precision of James Sagui’s woodwork to Clemente Mimun’s gestural lines– every cut and every brushstroke is purposeful.

 

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“Is It Futurism Yet ll” Carved wood with 24 K Gold Leaf by James Sagui

 

 

 

 

 

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“Lowly Fried Worms Cooked to Perfection” by Liz Ghitta Segall

Born in Ottawa, Canada, and raised in New York, Liz Ghitta Segall spent most of her life in France and currently lives and works in Palm Beach County, South Florida. Her broad education includes La Grande Chaumiere, Paris, France, Sarah Lawrence College, Bronxville, NY, and L’Ecole Nationale des Beaux Arts, Paris, France.

 

She tells us, “I often begin a work without a plan or perhaps just a hint of one in my mind’s inner eye. Working in the studio, there is not necessarily a goal but more of a material process; an addition, a subtraction, a layering and painting over, a drawing, a blurring, a wiping away. Somehow, in the middle between nothing and everything, the piece emerges as I relinquish control. The process and materials at hand gestate content and meaning is set into motion…and then Control takes over yet again.” 

 

 

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“Is It Futurism Yet lll” by James Sagui Carved wood with Silver Leaf

James Sagui is a self-employed woodworker, sculptor, furniture designer/maker who trained in the Program in Artisanry at Boston University and has been working as a professional woodworker since the age of 15. Born on the New Jersey Shore in 1956, raised in Vermont, and after more than 20 years in Boston, he has now established a woodshop in West Palm Beach, Florida. Sagui is a member of the Florida Craftsmen Organization, the Furniture Society, sculptor.org and the Artists of Palm Beach County.

 

"Tuba Man in Red Shoes with His Chihuahua" by Clemente Mimun

“Tuba Man in Red Shoes with His Chihuahua” by Clemente Mimun

Born in 1937, artist Clemente Mimun lived his childhood years in Carthage, the ex-French colony of Tunisia.  As the son of a gallery owner Clemente immersed himself in the museums of LeBardo and Carthage, abundant with Roman and Phoenician art, all of which left an indelible impression.  At the age of 16, Clemente moved to Paris where he spent countless hours in the coffeehouses absorbing the philosophical conversations of elder artists. By 1962, Clemente settled in the United States. Today, his universal language is spoken through his art. Clemente explains that his work is born of a synergy between memory and imagination.  He does not use any models, pictures or still life arrangements when creating a new work of art.

 

"Passionate Life of Flora" by Jefro

“Passionate Life of Flora” by Jefro

As a child Jefro experienced multi-cultural lifestyles by traveling through Asia,being raised in the Philippines (along with 5 sisters), and going to high school in Hawaii. You will notice an Asian influence in his painting by recognizing familiar symbols of that region: bold colors, fish which are the back bone of the Pacific Rim, sharp lines that are visible in the Asian language, and crowns which represent monarchs of that vast area as well as his aspiration to reach the top. Translating the world he sees and expressing it on canvas allows Jefro to learn what it is to be human. This technique, along with other symbols and artistic values has a profound affect on his evolution as an artist. Yet, it was through adversity (internal and external) that Jefro developed his great love for painting.

 

 

"Down By the River" by Jefro

“Down By the River” by Jefro

 

 

 

While in school in Hawaii, he was actually dismissed from painting class because his teacher felt he could not paint. So, instead, Jefro chose to express himself creatively through music for ten years. A natural artist, he found it easy to interpret his feelings and surroundings by playing the classical guitar and piano. Still his passion remained with visual art. At 26, Jefro once again picked up paintbrush and started painting. It was then that he had a profound inner realization that being a painter was his true calling in life. Today, he continues to develop innovative and powerful work incorporating multidimensional colors laid upon one another to a canvas.

 

 

"Les Comediens Espagnloes" by Mimun

Les Comediens Espagnloes” by Clemente Mimun

 

About AH429:

This groundbreaking gallery opened its doors in mid-January, 2013. Founded by designer/sculptor William Halliday, ArtHouse429 has taken up residence in the heart of the Northwood Village Art’s District, in West Palm Beach Florida. This rapidly changing neighborhood has become a pioneering area for emerging artists, entrepreneurs, designers and architects who enjoy the dramatic spirit of a recently developed area. ArtHouse429 leads the way in providing high quality, high value, and collectible fine art in Palm Beach County and beyond, while promoting the excitement and energy of the rejuvenated Northwood Village; which has been buzzing with the addition of great new restaurants, galleries and shops.

 

ArtHouse429 is open Tuesday – Saturday from 11am-6pm, and by appointment. For additional information on Arthouse429, please contact Gallery Manager, Mary Coyle at 561.231.0429 or by email manager@ArtHouse429.com.

Please call (561) 231-0429 for more information, and visit our website www.ARTHOUSE429.com
to join our email list for all the latest gallery news and updates!

 

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

Art and Tropical Garden Tour Awaits, Courtesy of Lake Worth Art League

Bonnie and Gary Wilburn are excited to be sharing their garden as many of their plants and vines are blooming. This special piece of paradise is listed on the Mounts Botanical Registry! The Lake Worth Art League’s Third Annual Art & Tropical Garden Tour takes place on March 21, 2015. Refreshments, art, and raffle prizes are in the mix. The Rickie Report shares the details and knows you won’t want to miss this event!  Bring your cameras, enjoy this hidden paradise and shop for original artwork. You do not need to be present to win the raffle gifts.

 

 

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Lake Worth Art League

3rd Annual

Art and Tropical Garden Tour

Saturday, March 21

1 – 5 pm

7110 High Sierra Circle       W.Palm Beach, FL

 

 

 

"Eye Catcher" by Bonnie Wilburn

“Eye Catcher” by Bonnie Wilburn

 

 

 

Please stop by the Lake Worth Art League Gallery on Tuesday, Thursday, or Saturday to buy tickets. The pre-sale price is $15.00 and at the Garden Tour $20.00. The Gallery is located at 604 Lucerne Avenue Lake Worth, FL 33460 . Phone: 561-586-8666

 

 

"Pink Lilian" by Bonnie Wilburn

“Pink Lilian” by Bonnie Wilburn

 

This is your chance to stroll through this lovely private garden sanctuary and enjoy nature’s beauty and art.

 

"Jungle Blaze" by Bonnie Wilburn

“Jungle Blaze” by Bonnie Wilburn

 

 

The Lake Worth Art League (LWAL) was founded in 1941. It is a nonprofit 501C[3] educational organization to further the study and development of art and enhance the cultural life of its members in the Lake Worth and surrounding Communities.

 

 

"Astra" by Bonnie Wilburn

“Astra” by Bonnie Wilburn

 

 

For more information about the Lake Worth Art League, please contact Tara Maule, President 561- 586-4271 or info@lwartleague.org or Bonnie Wilburn  561- 242-9005 at artibonni@gmail.com or visit the Lake Worth Art League’s website at: www.lwartleague.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

561-537-0291

16th Annual Grandview Heights Historic Home Tour and Art Collection

You’re Invited!  The 16th Annual Grandview Heights Historic Home Tour is on Sunday, March 29th.  See more than 20 Historical Florida Art pieces dating as far back as 1890. This area boasts historic properties in many architectural styles, with Craftsman Bungalow and Spanish Mission styles dominating. In addition, visit Chisolm Art Gallery (contemporary art that’s been exhibited nationwide). Enjoy the music of Cori Spring and the LotSaPapas!  This year’s tour includes a plated meal provided by the delicious, Aioli of West Palm Beach. The Rickie Report shares the info and urges you to RSVP now!  

 

 

 

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SUNDAY, MARCH 29th

3 – 7 pm

Historic Home Tour

Historic Artwork

Gallery Tour at Chisolm Gallery

Music by Cori Spring and the LotSaPapas

Meal by Aoili

 

561.877.1221

Tickets $30.00 in Advance, $35.00 on day of the Tour
Tickets are selling fast… and limited!

VIP Tickets Packages available.

TO PURCHASE TICKETS, CLICK BELOW:
http://historicgrandview.eventbrite.com/

 

 

Each year since 1995 approximately a dozen different homeowners in Grandview Heights have opened their homes to the public for the neighborhood’s annual Historic Home Tour.  This tour offers visitors a unique opportunity to step inside historic homes in the neighborhood and meet the creative owners. Grandview Heights boasts historic properties in a variety of architectural styles, with Craftsman Bungalow and Spanish Mission styles dominating. Neighborhood residents bring many different backgrounds and perspectives to their homes and to the neighborhood.  The Home Tour highlights the immense diversity of Grandview Heights and demonstrates that an urban neighborhood can successfully include and engage a disparate population.

 

 

Painting by Hghwayman, Livingston Roberts

Painting by Highwayman, Livingston Roberts

 

 

This year’s tour includes a plated meal provided by the delicious, Aioli of West Palm Beach and live music provided by the Lotsa Papas! The Home Tour is also proud to feature historical Florida art, including the famous Florida Highwaymen at several locations to be announced! Join us to mingle, discuss the day and enjoy the relaxed Grandview Heights ambiance.

 

Several of these paintings were recently displayed at the downtown Highwaymen show. http://www.palmbeachpost.com/news/news/local/hail-highwaymen-historic-arts-group-celebrated-in-/nkB5Q/

 

 

 

Painting by Florida Highwayman, Alfred Hair

Painting by Florida Highwayman, Alfred Hair

 

Other “Arty” things to check out: Chisolm Art Studio – located in historic grandview Heights! Contemporary artist, Chisolm is not concerned about what you think of his art. He wants to know how you feel. With a mission to turn raw materials into human emotion, Chisolm paints his abstract, multi-media images from a place of sensory expression and pure feeling rather than analytical thought. www.chisolm-art.net

 

 

Artwork by Chisolm

Artwork by Chisolm

 

 

 

Exciting musical performance by Cori Spring and the LotSaPapas https://www.facebook.com/lotsapappa !

 

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Enjoy Classic Americana music and a tasty plated meal provided by Aioli Restaurant! aioliwpb.com/

 

 

For more information please call   561.877.1221.

Tickets $30.00 in Advance, $35.00 on day of the Tour
Tickets are selling fast… and limited!

VIP Tickets Packages available.

TO PURCHASE TICKETS, CLICK BELOW:
http://historicgrandview.eventbrite.com/

 

 

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

 

Public Is Welcome to Premiere Event, “Art at The Avenue” in Viera, Florida

The Avenue, Viera is excited to announce it’s First Art Festival, “Art at The Avenue”!  Everyone is welcome to stop by, meet the artists and shop on Saturday, March 21st and Sunday, March 22nd from 10 am to 5 pm in the Central Park area. The festival is sponsored by Art Gallery of Viera, in The Avenue. Art judging by Jini James and Suzanne Peiffer will award participating artists $1250 in prizes. Enjoy music in the park, good food, original art, a children’s tent, Chalk painting and more!  The Rickie Report gives you a sneak peek and all the information you need to enjoy this free event!

 

 

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Art at the Avenue Festival

 

Saturday, March 21st

&

Sunday, March 22nd

10 am – 5 pm

Central Park at The Avenue

Lake Andrew Drive           Viera, FL 32940

 

Located in beautiful Central Park at The Avenue, Viera, on Lake Andrew Drive, the first annual “Art at the Avenue” will take place Saturday and Sunday, March 21 and 22, 2015  from 10 am to 5 pm each day.  The public is welcome to this free event, to enjoy the music, children’ art tent, food, chalk painting and original art. 

 

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Meet the Artists and Enjoy Original Artwork!

 

Artwork by Susan Kennicott

Artwork by Susan Kennicott

 

Enjoy the music and good food!

 

Artwork by Eileen Farrell

Artwork by Eileen Farrell

 

 Children’s Art Tent Promises Creative Fun!

 

 

Artwork by Sheryl Hughes

Artwork by Sheryl Hughes

 

Artists participating:

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Artwork by Jaymee Weinrich

 

 

For more information please contact:

Art Gallery of Viera

2261 Town Center Avenue, Suite 111      Viera, FL 32940

(321) 504-4343

 

 

 

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

Griffin Gallery Explores Ancient Weaponry Dating from 2150 BCE

The Griffin Gallery offers rare opportunities to see ancient artifacts in a personal way.  This month, they explore the role of ancient weaponry in humankind’s evolution as a civilization.  Visitors will see three bronze swords that date to the time of  the Patriarchs, Abraham, Isaac and Jacob; the time of Moses; and then King David.  The Rickie Report urges parents to bring their children to this gallery to explore ancient history in a new and engaging way.

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Griffin Gallery Presents:

THE AGE OF ANCIENT WEAPONRY:

Featuring Three Bronze Swords Found in the Holy Land
Time of the Patriarchs, Abraham, Isaac, & Jacob (2150 – 1550 BCE)
Time of Moses (1550 – 1200 BCE)
Time of King David (930 – 556 BCE)

Public Reception:

Thursday, March 12, 2015  

  5:00 P.M. until 7:00 P.M.

The exhibition continues through April 09, 2015. Gallery hours are Tuesday through Saturday 10:30 A.M. until 5 P.M., Monday by appointment only and closed Sunday.

Griffin Gallery Ancient Art

Gallery Center, 608 Banyan Trail       Boca Raton, FL 33431

Bronze Swords

Bronze Swords

Ancient Weapons: The Game Changers

There is a wide range of ancient weapons from around the globe. They are often advancements on the earlier phase of weapons development, the primitive weapons man first created for hunting and warfare. However, some have no primitive predecessors, like the sword. Swords can only be crafted through a forging process that had not been invented in the earliest phase of weapon construction. Ancient weapons come in three forms, ranged weapons, melee (close combat) and siege weapons. The age of ancient weapons technically ended with the dawn of the medieval period, but these human powered weapons continued to dominate battlefields up until the ascendance of firearms. However, they can still be found on battlefields up to this very day.

Spears: Primitive Weapon of Choice

Spears are one of humankind’s earliest weapons and they reigned supreme for a hundred thousand years. The material culture of our Paleolithic (500,000 BC – 8,000 BC) ancestors covers 99% of the total time that man has been making tools and weapons.  The spear has been credited with creating 450,000 years of peace on earth, as even an outnumbered man holding a spear would be deadly to attack without ranged weapons.

 

 

The spear offers its user a level of protection due to its long reach and found a place in many ancient armies. The simple spear is cheap and effective, as ancient armies often combined it with a shield when equipping the ranks of their heavy infantry units. Spears units were found in many, many ancient armies from around the world.

 

 

Spear warfare hit its pinnacle when used by the Greeks and Macedonians. Spear armed Greek warriors, called Hoplites, mastered this style of warfare as their city states battled each other over hundreds of years. The terrain of Greece is broken up by rough terrain so Greece never developed the Chariot or Cavalry warfare, but instead focused on the use of infantry. During the Bronze Age, Greek warriors battled in the heroic style, each man fighting for his own glory independently. They considered the use of range weapons to be cowardly so their focus was primarily on heavy infantry. By the classical age of Greek civilization they had developed formation tactics. The Phalanx was developed, were rows of hoplites formed a shield wall, the left side of one hoplites shield protecting the man on his right. Heavily armored, spear wielding armies would form up and fight set piece battles. Casualties were generally light until one force’s formation was broken, then slaughter ensued as they fled.

 

 

 

Strategy in Battle

 

The next strategic development took advantage of this when an astute Theban general, Epaminondas (ca. 410 BC – 362 BC), realized that battles between phalanxes were essentially giant shoving matches. Whichever phalanx had the strength to put enough pressure on their opponent caused them to break formation, route and loose the battle. It was correctly reasoned that if he loaded up one side of his line and had his weaker side trailing behind them in an echelon formation that by the time the week side engaged the enemy the strong side would have already broke their formation, winning the battle.

 
The next major development would be made by their neighbors to the North. Phillip of Macedonia, who paid attention to Epaminondas’ innovations, doubled the length the spears of his army (to over 18 feet!) and reduced the size of their shields so his soldiers could hold the long spears with both hands. This allowed the spears of the first five ranks to protrude from the formation instead of just the couple ranks like in a Greek phalanx. Enemies faced an impregnable wall of spear tips. Phillips son, Alexander the Great, then used this formation to conquer the known world (335 BC – 326 BC).

 

 

 

Around the year 315 BC, the Romans adopted the system of the Samnites, called the maniple system, that allowed for more flexibility in the rugged hills of Samnium where the Romans were forced to fight. The maniple system has been called a phalanx with joints, each square maniple, about 120 men, could function as an independent unit. The maniples were arrayed in a checker board pattern; this allowed space for skirmishers to retreat through the gaps when the heavy infantry closed on their enemies. The front two rows of maniples would then form a single line and battle the enemies. When this line tired it could then retreat through the spaces of the maniples behind it without disrupting their formations, and a fresh line of soldiers would take up the fight. Maniples could also be detached to protect flanks or any other task. The Roman heavy infantry was organized into three lines, the first two lines used short, double edged stabbing swords and the last armed with spears. The youngest men formed the first line, the hastati , after they tired they would fall back through gaps in the next line, the principes. The more experienced principes would then continue the fight, if they were having trouble they could then retreat behind the Triarii. The triarii were the final line and most experienced soldiers.

 

 
In the Pyrrhic War (280–275 BC) Rome proved that they were capable of competing with the armies of the Hellenistic kingdoms — the successor kingdoms of Alexander and the dominant Mediterranean powers of the time.  75 years later the Romans fought the Macedonians and their phalanx in the Second Macedonian War (200–197 BC). They employed a variety of tactics to break up the massive formations. They chose uneven ground to fight on, attempting to break the cohesion of the massive phalanx. Before the front lines met in battle the Romans let loose with their pila, harpoon-like throwing spears that caused gaps in the enemy formation that could be exploited. They used a wedge shaped formation to attempt to break through the wall of spear points. The well armed Romans with their large, curved shields were able to exploit the gaps in the wall of spears and get through to the Macedonians in order to break up their formations. Once inside, the spears, the longer swords and better armor of the Romans gave them a distinct advantage over the lightly armored Macedonians whose secondary weapon was a short sword was little more than a dagger.

 

 
The Macedonians’ defeat is often held to have demonstrated that their phalanx, formerly the most effective fighting unit in the ancient world, had been proven inferior to the Roman legion. Others have argued that the loss was actually due to a failure of command on the part of Perseus, the Macedonian king. They also dispute weather the Roman maniples ever succeeded in breaking the Macedonian phalanx by engaging it frontally. We will never get the opportunity to know how a Macedonian phalanx using combined arms tactics in the style of Philip or Alexander would have sized up against the Roman legions.

 

The Roman legions standardized the sword as its main weapon, but they also carried the pila that could be used as spear in certain situations. Pila could be employed in hand to hand combat or as protection from mounted troops.  The legions conquered the Mediterranean world with sword in hand, but spears remained a common weapon throughout the world. 

Adapting to Range Weapons and Calvalry

From around 117 AD to the Western Roman Empire’s collapse around 476 AD the Roman army slowly changed. The sprawling empire was difficult to defend so the Romans became more dependent on barbarian troops. Additionally, a greater emphasis was placed on speed. The Romans concentrated on ranged weapons and cavalry at the expense of the heavy infantry. The infantry became more lightly armored as well and they acquired a heavy thrusting-spear which became the main close order combat weapon. Roman infantry had come full circle. 

 

 

Dark Ages

 

In the years that followed, called the dark ages, spears continued to be used widely. Barbarian armies used shield wall tactics reminiscent of the Greeks as they jostled for their places in the new world order. Spears offered an excellent defense against ascending military power of cavalry, if braced against the ground a charging enemy would impale himself. The Huns had introduced the stirrups to the roman world; this allowed a spear armed man to deliver a blow with the full power of the horse, couching the weapon under their armpit instead of stabbing overhand as was done in antiquity. This was the beginning of the medieval knights, but even if a plate armored knight wanted to charge into a wall of spears, his horse might not share his sentiment. 
During the Viking age and medieval period spears developed into a variety of polearm weapons, such as the bill, the halberd and the lance. The long, two-handed Macedonian style spear also made a comeback during the medieval times. During renaissance and age of exploration Pikes had another heyday and were used extensively by close order infantry formations both for attacks on enemy foot soldiers and as a counter-measure against cavalry assaults. Pike and firearm formations worked together; the pike men defended the slow loading and vulnerable gunners from enemy infantry and the deadly cavalry while the gunners provided a powerful ranged weapon.  Although pikes and spears were still used, usually due to the lacking of quantities of more modern weapons, up through the 1800’s.

 

 

 

The spear had a very long history, from the dawn of man and even into the first several hundred years of the gun powder era. Today spears are manufactured and used for hunting by humans, chimpanzees and orangutans.

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McMow Glass Art Announces 16th Annual Glass As Art Contest

McMow Art Glass is excited to be hosting its 16th Annual Glass as Art Contest on Thursday, April 23rd from 6-8pm. Each year, this contest has grown with incredible talent and wonderful sponsors from all facets of the art world. This year we are excited to announce that $2 from EACH entry fee will go to support The Shari Lynn Soldano-Carney Scholarship Fund. The Rickie Report shares the details and cannot wait to see your entries!

 

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MCMOW ART GLASS

701 N. DIXIE HWY LAKE WORTH, FL 3360

16th Annual

Glass as Art Competition

Call for Entries!

 

McMow Art Glass is excited to be hosting its 16th Annual Glass as Art Contest on Thursday, April 23rd from 6-8pm. Each year, this contest has grown with incredible talent and wonderful sponsors from all facets of the art world. This year we are excited to announce that $2 from EACH entry fee will go to support The Shari Lynn Soldano-Carney Scholarship Fund.

 

 

 

McMow Contest Winner 2014

McMow Contest Winner 2014

 

This scholarship fund supports glass art education for a student in need! McMow Art Glass is proud to partner with Shari’s family to honor her memory. Each April, in conjunction with the Glass as Art Contest, a scholarship recipient will be awarded. This scholarship will be utilized to provide a comprehensive glass arts education, including glass blowing classes through the Benzaiten Center for the Creative Arts, to a local student in need.

 

 

McMow Contest Winner 2014

McMow Contest Winner 2014

 

What is eligible?

Glass artists are able to enter their work into the following categories:

  • 3-Dimensional
  • Original Design Stained Glass
  • Pattern Adaptation from a book or other source
  • Mosaic
  • Fused glass and Jewelry
  • Professionals: A professional is anyone who sells their artwork, teaches art glass or has previously submitted work to the professional category.
  • All entries must be 6 square feet or under. Works must be display ready with hooks and or stands.

No broken or damaged work will be accepted. All submission category placement and acceptance is at the discretion of the pre-qualified selection committee.

McMow Contest Winner 2014

McMow Contest Winner 2014

What to Send:

There will be a $7.00 entry fee per piece. Up to 3 pieces may be entered. Please submit payment with photographs of your work to entry form. If submissions are entered via email payment must be received over the phone via credit card. Checks will also be accepted. Please make checks payable to McMow Art Glass.

Payment must be received by entry deadline in order to be eligible to compete.

Deadlines & Labeling:

Deadline for submissions is March 20th. Finalists will be notified by phone the week of March 23rd -28th. Pieces selected for competition need to be need to be dropped off March 30th – April 4th. Pieces will hang in the gallery until April 30th. Pieces will need to be picked up by May 2nd.

Please make sure entry form is submitted with $7 entry fee per piece.

ENTRY FORM:

Name:_______________________________________________
Phone:_____________________Email:_____________________
Title of Work:__________________________________________
Dimensions of Work:_____________________________________
Price of Piece:__________________________________________

Category: Please check one
____3-dimensional____Original design Stained Glass
____Pattern adaptation from a book or other source
____Mosaic glass____Fused glass/Jewelry____Professional

The undersigned has read and understands the rules of the contest. The undersigned agrees to release McMow Art Glass, Inc from any damages to any work submitted.
Signature:______________________________ Date: _________

ENTRY FORMS MAY BE DROPPED OFF IN PERSON OR MAILED TO:

MCMOW ART GLASS
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