Artistic Youth Event Launches at A Unique Art Gallery

The Artists Association of Jupiter (AAOJ) is proud to launch “The Artistic Youth” event, featuring a Solo Exhibition by artist Ashley Marie Brooks. 
Each month a young artist will be showcased, sharing their vision and their entrepreneurial creativeness.
 The talent of our young artists is so inspirational, their ideas and imagination leads many into seeing beyond form or vision.  This month AAOJ is proud to showcase Ashley Marie Brooks a wonderful Caricature artist and so much more.  The Rickie Report shares the details about this exhibit and how artists can contact AAOJ for future exhibits.

 

 

 

 

Artists Association of Jupiter

Presents the Premiere of

“Artistic Youth”

SOLO Exhibit  by

Ashley Marie Brooks

Free, Public Reception

Friday, September 26   5:30 – 7:30 pm

A Unique Art Gallery

226 Center Street    Suite 8          Jupiter, FL

 

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This event will be held on Friday September 26th, from 5:30-7:30 at A Unique Art Gallery, 226 Center Street #8 in Jupiter. For more information please call A Unique Art Gallery at 561-529-2748 or go to our web site www.artistsassociationofjupiter.com If you have a young budding artist and want to showcase their work at our gallery please contact Tia Crystal. Tia@tiacrystal.com

 

Meet Ashley Marie

 

 

“I was born Ashley Marie in Washington D.C., an only child in the Brooks family. At the age of two I contracted a seemingly minor illness, which rendered me nearly totally deaf, permanently having to depend on my other four senses to compensate. Just beginning to mature, my view of and interaction with the world around me would forever be different from that which ordinary persons experience. Fortunately, my mother sacrificed her burgeoning professional career and became my full time mentor and teacher, coaching and orchestrating the long dedicated hours required for me to acquire the fundamental learning skills to successfully navigate life. Thankfully, our Creator so graciously endowed and blessed me with multiple talents, skills and abilities; intellectual, athletic and artistic.”

 

 
“Initially I received accolades playing basketball with Boca Hoops as a talented player who excelled despite the additional challenge of my hearing impairment. I was a star travel soccer player in SABR, Soccer Association of Boca Raton, but later decided to get involved in competitive tennis starting at excelling with Chris Evert Camp, then matriculating to Nick Bolliettieri Camp. After being sidelined by an injury, my education and art became the fundamental cornerstones which have grounded my life, and provided an avenue for my innermost expressions. I discovered my true passion! My life’s calling.”

 

 

 

 

 

 

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“For as long as I can remember I’ve had a vivid and phantasmagorical imagination and a desire to share with people. Enrolling in art programs at Florida Atlantic University, attaining a BFA degree in graphic design (with honors) as well as graduating cum laude and inducted in the Phi Beta Kappa National honor society in my junior year, provided me the tools necessary to visualize and express the intricacies of my imagination.”

 

 
“Art enables me to facilitate a wild and free imagination rife with color and texture that emblazons my consciousness with beaming prism color hues onto paper and or tangible means for others to enjoy.  I work as a free-lance graphic designer and fine artist. I was the major artist contributor for the Deerfield Beach Rotary Club major philanthropic event. I have also contributed my talents to the Tri County Humane Society.”

 

 

 

Marie Ashley is a published illustrator of three books and  is currently working on two more: a historical fiction of the forty-four U.S. Presidents, and a children’s comprised of six stories.  She can be reached at dreamdesign10@yahoo.com

 

 

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 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 and a 50/50 Raffle benefiting different local not for profit charities.

Learn more about the organization, its artists and programs on the Association’s website, www.artistsassociationofjupiter.com.   For more information on this event call or email the Gallery at  561-529-2748 or info@artistsassociationofjupiter.com

 

 

 

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The Rickie Report
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Palm Beach Gardens, FL 33420
Rickie@therickiereport.com
561-537-0291

New Artwork and Events at Brewhouse Gallery

September marks the first changeover of artwork on the walls of the Brewhouse Gallery! A serene space for chatting with a friend over a cup of fresh brewed coffees and a well-respected live venue for music, comedy, poetry readings  and killer trivia games – The Rickie Report suggests you take a look at their monthly line-up to make your plans now.  We normally give you a sneak peek to see the newest artwork hanging on the walls (which you can buy for YOUR walls at affordable prices), but this time we’re letting you be surprised!  Stop by and meet the artists for an Open House on September 25th.   

 

 

 

 

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Tuesday through Sunday

10 am – 11 pm

720 Park Avenue   Lake Park, FL

 

 

 

 

 

 

The Brewhouse Gallery is part eclectic hipster lounge, part modern New York art gallery. It’s a creative space to hang out, sip a brew, hold a meeting, share ideas, listen to music, and appreciate local art. Free Wi-Fi and comfortable furniture (that is also for sale) make you feel right at home. Above all, our mission is to support local arts and build community!

 

 

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We proudly serve French Press, Lattes, Cappuccinos, and other coffee creations made with locally roasted beans sourced directly from the growers. We also whip up a killer Cuban espresso.  By night we offer craft beer from the finest Florida microbreweries, including Due South, Monk in the Trunk, and Cigar City, along with a selection of favorite wines. 

 

 

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Hungry? Although we don’t cook food, we have food trucks stopping by every Friday and Saturday evening, and throughout the week you can order from local restaurants that deliver right to our door. Check out the gourmet snacks on hand all the time!

 

 

 

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Musical performances, poetry readings, painting classes, and other assorted nighttime events keep things lively and we are quickly becoming one of the most well-respected live music venues in all of South Florida. Check our Events page to see what’s brewin’ next.

 

 

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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

 

 

For more information about The Brewhouse Gallery please contact :

info@BrewhouseGallery.com or call 561.771.1641

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

 

 

 

 

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Sheree Blum’s Glasswork Goes World-Wide

Sheree Blum started selling her unique fused glass plates at the Green Market in Wellington only a few short years ago. She used that experience to learn more about marketing and selling her work.  Anthropologie’s order of over 4,000 plates sold in the US and the UK is history.  Recently showcased in People Magazine and Epicurious Magazine, Sheree has a lot of information to share with other artists.  Watch for her new line of cake stands for the 2014 Holiday Season in Anthropologie!  The Rickie Report presents this Feature Article and interview with Sheree Blum of Kicking Glass.

 

 

 

Sheree Blum

of

Kicking Glass

 

 

Cobalt Blue Bon Bon Stand by Sheree Blum

Cobalt Blue Bon Bon Stand by Sheree Blum

 

 

 

TRR: How did your childhood influence your interest in art?

SB:

 

I grew up in a rural area of New York State, near the Pennsylvania border and am the oldest of 6 children.  My father showed his gifted artistry through his masonry work and my mother was busy with art projects, like ceramics, on a regular basis.  At that time in the US educational system, art played a very large part not only in the classroom, but in our community.  You at least had to try something, whether you liked it or not!

 

I enjoyed those activities but moved on to married life at 18 and then started a family.  Being a mother to my three children was my priority until I went to college at age 27.  I was lucky to attend Jamestown Community College and then St. Bonaventure University, where they provided a nurturing day care setting while I had my classes.  I graduated with a degree in Elementary Education.  In 1990, I moved with my children to Wellington, FL. and starting working in Belle Glade.  I decided to get my Masters degree in Special Education at FAU and worked in the Pahokee Elementary School in Special Education.  I also worked within the school setting of the Dept. of Juvenile Justice, with a focus on academics. I retired just two years ago.

 

Sheree Blum Begins Creating a Glass Plate

Sheree Blum Begins Creating Glass Plates

 

TRR:  How did that lead you to a career in art and specifically glass?

SB:

 

I always used art projects to teach and enhance the learning environment.  I found it helped keep my students’ attention and increase their interest in education.  During my teaching career, I  met the owners of Lee Glass Art, Wayne Taylor and Sheldon Bickford in Mt. Dora Florida.   Always fascinated by color, I convinced them to let me apprentice!  I went to Winter Harbor, Maine during my summer breaks to train in their method.

 

 

If I were a wealthy person, I always said I would own a million dishes!  I love the blending of science, experimentation and art when I work with glass.  And now that I had a lot of dishes, I decided to practice my salesmanship by being a vendor at the Wellington Green Market!

 

Epicurious Magazine's article about Sheree Blum's Glass

Epicurious Magazine’s article about Sheree Blum’s Glass

 

 

 That is when a buyer from Anthropologie  saw my work.  He bought some pieces, but I had no idea who he was until several months later when I received a call from their tabletop buyer. The lady that was with him did whisper in my ear that this was my lucky day, but I had no idea what this meant.  I learned a lot!  About pricing, figuring out my timing, how to box and ship everything safely. 4,000 dishes were sold throughout the US and United Kingdom in a few months!

 

 

I applied and was accepted to be part of Howard Alan’s Crafts Shows and was able to continue making new pieces, experimenting with new techniques and selling to the public.  At this time, I am a resident artist at Art on Park Gallery, the home of the Artists of Palm Beach County; OSGS in Northwood (West Palm Beach) and Kolbo Gallery of Judaica in Brookline, MA.  I enjoy making apple and honey plates for Rosh Hashanah and Seder Plates for Passover for their catalogue.  In addition, the Iriquois Hotel on Mackinaw Island ordered special dishes they use for service and also sell in their gift shop.

 

 

People Magazine's article about Sheree Blum's Glass

People Magazine’s article about Sheree Blum’s Glass available at Anthropologie

 

 

It’s been a real treat for me to see my creations highlighted by being mentioned and shown in Jennie Garth’s Tabletop Decor column, People Magazine (April 14, 2014) and a full page presentation in Epicurious Magazine’s Spring/Summer,2014 (page 52)!  I just found out that my dishes are now listed with Replacements,Ltd. as well!

 

 

 

Blues and Greens by Sheree Blum

Blues and Greens by Sheree Blum

TRR:  What are your favorite as well as challenging moments?

SB:

 

There is nothing like the excitement I feel when I am creating!  And I love meeting the people at the shows, knowing I am sending my creations out to new homes where they will be appreciated. The most challenging part of being a full time professional artist is marketing and selling one’s work.  But you have to do it in order to keep creating!

 

 

 

Wild Rose Bud Bowl by Sheree Blum

Wild Rose Bud Bowl by Sheree Blum

TRR:  Do you have any helpful hints for emerging artists?

SB:

 

Be brave!  Have a business plan – do your math.  Don’t just jump off the building without Plan A, Plan B and maybe even Plan C!  Don’t hesitate to take risks.  Be professional in your demeanor and behavior at all times.  Do your homework – how many dishes fit into the box safely?  Where do you get the boxes?  Don’t forget the paper slips in between each dish.  Everything you use counts, is necessary and adds to your price.  Consider your price ranges and whether you want to sell retail, wholesale or both.  Be consistent and ask for what your artwork is worth!  I hope that other artists also consider helping the community by making some donations.  I recently sent seven sets of dishes to families who lost everything from tornado damage in MS.

 

 

Shell Dish by Sheree Blum

Shell Dish by Sheree Blum

 

TRR:   What story does your art tell?

SB:

 

I bring bright color into people’s everyday world.  It may not seem important in the grand scheme of things, but I hope that these dishes will conjure up happy memories and become family heirlooms.  This is a quieter voice than the one I used when I was teaching, but I believe it is the same message.  Ordinary objects can imbue happiness.

 

 

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Black Flowers by Sheree Blum

TRR:  Please take us from the beginning of an  idea to a finished piece of work.

SB:

 

 

I usually start with a big idea.  For example, I wanted to create some glass pieces with an ocean feel and incorporate coral reefs.  I find designs that meet the criterion – they could come from a piece of fabric, a photo or other objects.  My idea begins to solidify.  Then I decide on colors and move forward with a prototype to test out my theory.  Does it meet my standards?  If not, it becomes a salad dish at my house.  If it does, I make more!   Sometimes the need to meet the requirements of the marketplace influence my work – otherwise I wouldn’t have a thriving business!  And then, there are pieces I just feel I have to try…to meet my own needs.

 

Cobalt Blues and Other Plates by Sheree Blum

Cobalt Blues and Other Plates by Sheree Blum

 

 

TRR:   How do you maintain your level of creativity?

SB:

 

I let my mine wander.  I dabble in watercolors and enjoy playing Scrabble.

 

 

 

"Sea Glass" Colors by Sheree Blum

“Sea Glass” Colors by Sheree Blum

TRR:  How do you define success?

SB:

 

Success has nothing to do with money!  You are successful if you are happy and satisfied at the end of the day.

 

 

 

 

 

Wild Rose Plate by Sheree Blum

Wild Rose Plate by Sheree Blum

 

For more information about Sheree Blum’s glasswork please visit:

www.kickingglassbysheree.com

Her work is currently located at Artists of Palm Beach County’s Art on Park Gallery ( Lake Park,FL), OSGS in Northwood (W.Palm Beach, FL), Kolbo Gallery (Brookline, MA) and Iriquois Hotel (Mackinaw Island). Sheree is available for special orders and commissions.

 

 

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

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Palm Beach Gardens, FL 33420

Rickie@therickiereport.com

561-537-0291

“Vintage Fantasy” Opens at Artisans on the Ave

See the one-of-a-kind artwork from the creative minds of Tara Mals and Linda Manganaro at Artisans on the Ave.  This boutique-like gallery has been bringing us innovative artistry since its inception.  The Opening Reception for “Vintage Fantasy” is Saturday, September 20th and is FREE and Open to The Public.  The Rickie Report encourages you to stop by and see how everything old is new again!
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Artisans On The Ave

 

Presents

“Vintage Fantasy”

 

September 20, 2014

Saturday 6 – 9 pm

630 Lake Avenue

Lake Worth, Fl. 33460

561-582-3300

For more info call 561-762-8162

 

Join Artisans on the Ave for a special exhibit, “Vintage Fantasies”.  The opening Reception is FREE and open to the public.  Festivities begin at  6 pm on Saturday, September 20th.  Step back in time and enjoy complimentary old favorite refreshments from the past. View a bit of nostalgia and take home a memory that will make you smile!!    Vintage items given a new twist!! See the one of a kind art from the creative minds of Tara Mals and Linda Manganaro.   They have transformed old pieces into amazing ART treasures.
Tara Mals with her display at Artisans on the Ave

Tara Mals with her display at Artisans on the Ave

Tara Mals uses unwanted pieces, trays, boxes and furniture, and then paints with a Folk art style. From the nautical world to Halloween, her pieces can once again be treasured.
Close-up of Tara Mals' baskets

Close-up of Tara Mals’ baskets

Tara, with a lifelong passion for Halloween, has never stopped creating Halloween.  Growing up near Pittsburgh PA, with an artistic family, art, antiques, and being creative were instilled early on.  Tara takes “recycling” to a new height.  Not everything is Halloween related.  She is prolific and offers many options from playful to practical.
Tara Mals and her Skel-e-mingos

Tara Mals and her Skel-e-mingos

 

 

Tara explains, ” HAUNTITURE     (hawnt-a chur)  n. 1. cleverly hand painted eerily creepy articles (such as tables, chairs, beds, trunks, etc. ) …which are necessary possessions for a room or house.  2. one-of-a-kind charmingly bizarre pieces conjured up by Tara Mals.   Each piece is unique, one of a kind because they are painted on items that have been discarded then given new life. If this obscure taste is a must for you, be warned, it can become an obsession when you are attracting all eyez!  You can never have too many, these pieces will grow on you.  It will be difficult, not letting them take over, in a haunting sense. Let’s just say, they bring new life.”
Tara Mals'  Handpainted table with map of the Caribbean

Tara Mals’ Handpainted table with map of the Caribbean

Linda Manganero

Linda Manganaro’s “I Am Not Worthy of Your Love”

Linda Manganaro sees art in the most unexpected items.  She then creates the acquired found objects into an art form.  Her assemblages are thoughtful, thought provoking and whimsical.
"Towers" by Linda Mangenaro

“Towers” by Linda Manganaro

She turns various wood pieces turned into a towering 6 foot sculpture, or an assemblage that tells a visual story to the onlooker made from wire, paper, old buttons and antique parts.  Then she leaves it up to your imagination to finish the story.
Assemblage by Linda Manganergo

Assemblage by Linda Manganaro

Linda tells The Rickie Report, ” I rescue treasures and locate homes for them!”   Interior designers and home owners alike, love Linda’s creations.

Artisans On The Ave Gallery

 

Artisans On The Ave Gallery is located at 630 Lake Avenue in the middle of downtown Lake Worth, Florida.  Hours are Sunday thru Tuesday, 11 AM – 6 PM. Wednesday thru Saturday, 11 AM – 9 PM.   Our Gallery features the work of 25 local artists working in all media.  For information on becoming an artist with two or three-dimensional art in our gallery please call Betty Wilson  561-762-8162 or Linda Manganaro  561-308-7263.  Gallery phone: 561-582-3300.

 

 

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

New Exhibit at Palm Beach International Airport: Did You Know Art is For Sale?

There will be a PUBLIC RECEPTION to honor artists whose work has been chosen for exhibit at the Palm Beach International Airport.  “Art in Public Places”  gives local artists an opportunity for their artistry to be seen by travelers, employees and greeters.  What a fabulous way to welcome people to Palm Beach County!  The Rickie Report urges you to slow down and take a look as you walk through the airport.  On September 17th, the public is invited to view notable works of photography, painting and mixed media by twenty of Palm Beach County’s finest emerging and professional artists.  This is a unique and FREE opportunity to interact with the artists while they share stories about their works and cultural inspirations.  More details and a sneak peek are in this article and remember – Art at the Airport is for sale!

 

 

 

Palm Beach County’s

Art in Public Places

 

Invites You To

 

Meet the Artists

 

Wednesday, September 17th

 

5:30 – 7 pm

 

Palm Beach International Airport

Level 2

 

 

 The exhibition runs through October 8th

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Priscilla A. Taylor, Mayor and Paulette Burdick, Vice Mayor join the Palm Beach County Board of County Commissioners  Hal R. Valeche, Shelley Vana,  Steven L. Abrams, Mary Lou Berger, Jess R. Santamaria and County Administrator Robert Weisman, P.E. in congratulating all of the exhibiting artists.

 

 

 

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Nancy Brown’s “Horsemen in Inner Mongolia”

 

After a life-changing trip to China in 2005 Boca Raton photographer Nancy Brown focused her lens on the country and its people. “Horsemen in Inner Mongolia” emerges from Brown’s desire to share her love of China with the local community. 

 

 

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Frank Navarrete’s, “Determination in Adversity”

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On September 17, from 5:30-7:00pm the public is invited to view notable works of photography, painting and mixed media by twenty of Palm Beach County’s finest emerging and professional artists.  This is a unique opportunity to interact with the artists while they share stories about their works and cultural inspirations. 

 

 

Kianga Jinaki's

Kianga Jinaki’s “Adowa”

 

 

Reflecting an appreciation of her heritage, West Palm Beach resident Kianga Jinaki incorporates African textiles, beads, bones, artifacts, and song verse into her work. Jinaki brings African art and cultural influences to the Palm Beach International Airport with her quilt entitled “Adowa.”

 

 

Craig McInnis' "BABA"

Craig McInnis’ “BABA”

 

Featured artists include:

 

Nancy Brown and Kandy Lopez from Boca Raton; David Bogia and Patricia Turo from Boynton Beach; Irwin Goldman and Brenda Gordon from Delray Beach; Rick Lewis from Jupiter; Armando Hernandez from Lantana; Frank Navarrete from Loxahatchee; Genie Fritchey, Jody Lane, and Betty Laur from Palm Beach Gardens; Cynthia Conley, Tracy Guiteau, Kianga Jinaki, Andrea Krausz, Craig McInnis, E.J. Morales, Ricardo Morales-Hendry, and Annie Yarensky-Seaberry from West Palm Beach.

 

 

For more information about  Art in Public Places and be placed on the list for upcoming exhibits, please contact:

 

Elayna Toby Singer,    Palm Beach County Art in Public Places
2633 Vista Parkway, West Palm Beach, FL 33411
Ph (561) 233-0235   Fax (561) 233-0206
http://www.pbcgov.com/fdo/ART       or      esinger@pbcgov.org

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Cynthia Conley’s “Earl”

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Rickie Leiter, Publisher

The Rickie Report

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Palm Beach Gardens, FL 33420

Rickie@therickiereport.com

561-537-0291

Meet John Rachell at OSGS (BYOC*) *Bring Your Own Chair

Don’t miss the next Summer Lecture Series at Ortiz-Smykla Gallery|Studio! Their popular BYOC (Bring Your Own Chair) Series continues with John Rachell.  What a great opportunity to meet this fine artist who sculpts and paints.  John will give a demonstration and answer questions.  And you’re out in plenty of time to catch dinner in any one of the Northwood eateries.  The Rickie Report shares the details here.

 

 

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OSGS Gallery in Northwood

 

Summer Lecture Series

 

BYOC (Bring Your Own Chair) & Free lecture

by

John Rachell 

 

 Saturday  September 13, 2014 at  7pm

 

 

500 Northwood Road         W.Palm Beach, FL

 

 

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 the free lectures come in conjunction with the free Northwood Village ArtWalk Gallery Tours on the 2nd Saturday of every month.  

 

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John Rachell attended Polk Junior College (Winter Haven, Florida),  Palm Beach Junior College (Lake Worth, Florida, A.A. 1974)  and  The School of the Art Institute of Chicago, Illinois (B.F.A. 1977).   An accomplished artist, John has exhibited his sculpture and paintings in group and individual shows around the United States.

 

 

John Rachell's Painting

John Rachell’s “Garden Series”

 

 John Rachell is a prolific painter.  His artistry has not been diminished, even after suffering two strokes which left him paralyzed on his right side.  John states, “Life is so marvelous that no matter what the limitations are, you can expand the manifestations of the spirit.”

 

John Rachell's "Garden"

John Rachell’s “Garden”

 

 

Physical therapy three times a week is not enough for John.  He tells us, “My therapy tool is a brush”.   An artist by trade, John took stock of his strengths.  John returned to his passion of painting, teaching himself to paint with his non-dominant hand, which had not been affected by the stroke.  

John Rachell's "Organic Forms Series 1" welded Steel

John Rachell’s “Organic Forms Series 1″ Welded Steel

 

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

 

During these lectures each speaker shares their passion for the arts and their identity as an artist.  You will 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.

 

 

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.

 

 

 

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 functional home wares. 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. 

 

 

For more information about OSGS:  Visit our website for more information about the gallery visit: http://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 

Artists Association of Jupiter Presents “Our True Colors” Exhibit and Benefit

The Artists Association of Jupiter (AAOJ) proudly presents: “Our True Colors”, a one of a kind collaboration between The Artists Association of Jupiter and the Paws 4 Liberty Service Dogs for Heroes. The Rickie Report suggests you set aside Wednesday September 10th, from 5:30-7:30  to see the art exhibit and meet some of the “in training” pups and Veterans!  More details are here.  A portion of proceeds from sales of artworks and a Raffle will benefit Paws 4 Liberty Service Dogs for Heroes.

 

 

 

 

Artists Association of Jupiter

Presents

“Our True Colors”

Wednesday, September 10th

Public Reception

5:30 -7:30 pm

 A Unique Art Gallery

226 Center Street  Suite #8

Jupiter, FL

 

 

 

Pups 4 Heroes

Pups 4 Liberty Service Dogs for Heroes

 

 

 

 The Artists Association of Jupiter (AAOJ) proudly presents: “Our True Colors”, a one of a kind collaboration of The Artists Association of Jupiter. This event will be held on Wednesday September 10th, from 5:30-7:30 at A Unique Art Gallery, 226 Center St #8 in Jupiter. A portion of proceeds from sales of artworks and a 50/50 Raffle will benefit Paws 4 Liberty Service Dogs for Heroes. Meet some of the P4L teams, some “in training” pups and Veterans.  www.paws4liberty.org

 

 

 

 

“Our True Colors” will represent the essence and energy that this time in our world is all about, a united community coming together to support through the imagination a vision of peace and harmony. If we can imagine it we can create it! We invite you to join us as we share with you the reason why we create and the reason why we are a united co-op of diverse artists with one message and one goal.

 

 

 

 

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“Pups in training”

 

 

 

 

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 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 and a 50/50 Raffle benefiting different local not for profit charities.  Learn more about the organization, its artists and programs on the Association’s website, www.artistsassociationofjupiter.com

 

 

 

 

The mission of Paws 4 Liberty

The mission of Paws 4 Liberty is to help returning soldiers with disabilities regain their independence and confidence through the assistance of highly trained service dogs.
We envision improved quality of life for veterans who have served so bravely through a loving and enduring relationship with a service dog.
With a primary focus on post 9/11 veterans suffering from Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD), Paws 4 Liberty raises, trains, and places highly skilled service dogs. Paws 4 Liberty places service dogs at no cost to the recipient. To fulfill our purpose, our ongoing objectives include:
• To accept qualified rescue dogs or donated dogs for the specific purpose of training them to become service dogs
• To carefully screen and train dogs as service dogs according to the standards set by Assistance Dogs International (ADI)
• To match trained service dogs to an appropriate human “partner,” with thoughtful consideration for the client’s needs and the dog’s abilities
• To provide continuing supportive services to ensure a successful and enduring relationship between the client and dog
• We believe that many returning veterans, men and women who are used to living highly active lifestyles, have made significant sacrifices that have had a serious impact on their abilities.
• We believe that veterans in particular, because of their military training and experience working in small units, are well suited for a long term relationship with a service dog.
• We believe that a match between a service dog and a veteran is a mutually beneficial relationship that helps fulfill the needs of the human and the dog.
• We believe in the value of educating the public about the challenges facing returning veterans and the benefits of service dogs.
• We believe that our clients, our dogs, our volunteers, and all our partners deserve to be treated with the utmost kindness and respect at all times.
• Article in Seabreeze Publication:  http://www.seabreezepublications.com/papers/1407/southernexposure/index.html#p=6

 

 

Paws 4 Liberty is one of 76 nonprofit organizations featured in the third annual “Directory of Extraordinary Charities,” which is produced by Extraordinary Charities, a nonprofit 501(c) 3 organization designed to connect donors with outstanding and underfunded charities in the community.

 

 

 

For more information on this event call or email the Gallery at 561-529-2748 or info@artistsassociationofjupiter.com  or Heidi Spirraza, Executive Director heidi@paws4liberty.org  Paws 4 Liberty, Inc. 8939 Palomino Drive Lake Worth, FL 33467 (561) 644-6292 www.paws4liberty.org

 

 

 

 

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561-537-0291 

Artists in Florida Offer Four Workshops with Internationally Acclaimed Artists

Artists in Florida is offering four workshops on September 15th and September 22nd.  The Rickie Report suggests you make your reservations early!  Internationally acclaimed artists, Arlene Sage, Ron Seitler, Joanne Urban and Robert Swinson will host a Semi-Private Drawing Workshop (only 6 spaces open),  a Semi-Private Painting Workshop ( only 10 spaces open) and two opportunities to have your artwork critiqued ( drawings/paintings and photography).  The Rickie Report shares the details here.

 

 

Artists in Florida, LLC

 

Invite You:

 

1)  Drawing Workshop with Arlene Sage

Monday, September  15th

10 am – 1 pm

Craft Gallery

5911 South Dixie Highway        West Palm Beach, FL  33405

 

 

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2/3)  Get Your Paintings and

Photographs Critiqued:

 

Paintings / Drawings with Ron Seitler and Arlene Sage

Photographs with Joanne Urban and Robert Swinson

 

Monday, September 15   and Monday September 22

Call for reservations!

 

Craft Gallery

5911 South Dixie Highway        West Palm Beach, FL  33405

 

 

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4)  Painting with Ron Seitler

 

Monday, September 22

10 am – 1 pm

Craft Gallery

5911 South Dixie Highway        West Palm Beach, FL  33405

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About the Artists:

 

Arlene Sage

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Ron Seitler

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Joanne Urban

 

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Robert Swinson

 

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The Artists in Florida Organization, Brings Artists of Many Disciplines Together

The A.I.F.O features the works of local artists that inspire, excite, and intrigue our increasingly diverse clientele. Through the A.I.F.O provides both the emerging and professional local artists a place to showcase and sell their work. The organized exhibits feature the many disciplines of art; paintings, drawings, three dimensional works, sculpture, ceramics, jewelry, textiles, mixed media, dance, performance, glass and photography.

 

It is the goal of the A.I.F.O to work with the artists for the long term, assisting them through their careers by exhibiting their works in galleries and arranging placement in prominent public places such as commercial installations and fine dining establishments., as well as private collectors.

 

For more information Contact info@artinfl.org 

or call 561 714-4871

 

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Rickie Leiter, Publisher

The Rickie Report

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561-537-0291

Poets of The Palm Beaches Welcomes You With September Events

The Poets of the Palm Beaches is on a mission to share poetry with everyone who is interested.  Don’t let this art-form intimidate you!  They are offering five different events through the month of September and the public is welcome.  The Rickie Report shares the details here.

 

 

 

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Tuesday, September 9    (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

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

 

Wednesday,  September 10    (Every Second Wednesday) 

 7:00 PM. 

Workshop:

 

  • 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.  

Ron Rosoff at 561-232-2888.  

 

 

Tuesday, September 16    (Every third Tuesday) 

 7:00 PM

Workshop:

  • 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. 

 

Friday, September 19    (Every Other Third Friday) 

 7:00 to 8:30 PM. 

Words, Wine, Cheese:

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

 

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

 

 

 

Our 3rd Sunday Reading: September 21 (featured reader is Diana Loy) 

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

 

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. 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.

 

 

For more information please visit:

 www.poetsofthepalmbeaches.com

 

 

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561-537-0291

Keith Kanouse’s Artistic Journey: Nationally Renown Lawyer Exhibits Paintings in Boca Raton

While Keith Kanouse has a national reputation as a franchise attorney, most of his colleagues, acquaintances and clients do not know that he also paints! The Rickie Report is pleased to share an invitation to his first SOLO Exhibition,  August 27th through September 29, 2014 at the Art Gallery in the downtown Boca Raton Library.  The public is invited to a Reception on Friday, September 12th.  More details and a sneak peek are here.

 

 

 

 

 

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Your are cordially invited

 

Meet the Artist Reception

 

Keith J. Kanouse

Friday, September 12, 2014

6:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m.

 

Art Gallery of the Downtown Boca Raton Library

 

Cocktails and Hors d’oeuvres

Please e-mail your RSVP: Keith@Kanouse.com

 

400 N.W. 2nd Avenue  Boca Raton, FL 33432

 

 

 

Keith Kanouse tells The Rickie Report, ” Though have no formal training in art and have never taken an art class, I have always loved art. One of my favorite courses in college was Art History. As one of the audience, my favorite period of art is French Impressionism. As an artist, my favorite paintings have the combination of geometry and various colors of the light prism giving a painting movement and 3 dimensionality.”

 

 

“My artistic journey began after graduating from the University of Notre Dame School of Law in 1974, when I moved to Buffalo, New York. While visiting the Albright-Knox Art Gallery and their modern art exhibits and was inspired. I went to an art store and bought a canvas and some acrylic paint and began. That artistic journey continues, after significant periods of inactivity, to this day with renewed intensity, confidence, and creativity.”

 

The Kollection

 Kollection by Keith

 

 

Keith’s paintings bring the viewer in, with his depth of colors and dimensionality of design.  Most often, his inspirations come from objects or events in every day life. A favorite silk tie or commemorating of our country’s Bi-Centennial in 1976.   At this point, Keith put his paint brushes down and focused on work and his family.

 

Kollection by Keith

Kollection by Keith

 

 

In 1988, a new home with barren walls beckoned.  A space over the fireplace turned to inspire another new painting for the dining room.  He shares, ” My inspiration was my wife’s, Susan’s limited edition Dior fine china called “Dior Rose” having a pattern of pinks and blues being the primary colors. Using these colors and others,  I used 14 equal squares at each side with the 14 squares becoming smaller and smaller until appearing to reach infinity in the center of the painting. “Whirlpool to Infinity” still hangs in our dining room and is my wife’s favorite. By starting your eye at the clue colors on the top of the painting and following the circular pattern round and round, you get the feeling of the whirlpool and falling into infinity.

 

 

 

Kollection by Keith

Kollection by Keith

 

 

 

When Keith’s daughter, Laura moved to Gainesville as a freshman at the University of Florida, she asked him to paint a painting for her dormitory room as a birthday present to her. “Her only instructions were to paint something in pink and orange.  That painting, “Laura’s 19th – Golden Sunset on Lake”  is shown above.  The photo does not do the painting justice as to the brilliancy of the colors, the setting sun and the waves below the golden shimmer, he explains.” 

 

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Kollection by Keith

 

 

Keith relates, ” Now that I had more time as an “empty nester, my creative juices began running and I am creating a new painting on a regular basis. I like to get a feel of the place where the painting will hang to give me inspiration of its design and colors. There were 2 areas in our family room, left and right of the bay window, that could use paintings sized 24” x 48”. One of the areas was next to our large main stone wall in the family room that gave me inspiration for my painting “Stacked Stones.” I also back-lit it, giving a nice effect in the evening.”

 

 

 

 

Everyone knows that moving out of your “comfort zone” takes courage.  Keith has done just that, with a more impressionistic painting.  He says, ” I dreaded beginning to paint my next painting because it was, as you see, well outside of my comfort zone. My inspiration was a scene on Lake Oconee near Reynolds Plantation, Georgia at sunset. This was my first venture into post-impressionism painting.”

 

Kollection by Keith

Kollection by Keith

 

 

For more information about this exhibit or other paintings by Keith Kanouse, please email Keith@Kanouse.com    or visit   www.Kanouse.com

or call   561-451-8090 x 1

 

 

 

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The Rickie Report
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Palm Beach Gardens, FL 33420
Rickie@therickiereport.com
561-537-0291