Abstract Artist, Eileen Shaloum Is Featured In SOLO Exhibition At Benzaiten Center For Creative Arts Beginning March 23rd

Abstract artist, Eileen Shaloum‘s SOLO Exhibition at the Benzaiten Center for Creative Arts opens Friday, March 23, 2018 through April 5, 2018.  Her latest body of work, “Invisible Cities,” is inspired by the book of the same title by Italo Calvino. Eileen was moved to interpret those descriptions into fantastic landscapes, which she calls  “Dreamscapes.” Get lost in the villages, climb the stairs and ladders to nowhere, and wind your way over the roads that bring you deep into these colorful works of art! In some of these pieces, there are thoughts, reflections, and musings with which the viewer might identify, as well.  The Rickie Report shares some sneak peeks and details here about two receptions on Friday, March 23rd and Saturday, March 24th and opportunities to meet the artist! 

 

 

 

 

1105 2nd Ave. South    Lake Worth, FL 33460          561-508-7315

 www.benzaitencenter.org

 

 

The Benzaiten Center For Creative Arts

 

 

FEATURES  a  SOLO Exhibition BY:

 

 

Abstract Artist, Eileen Shaloum

 

 

WEARABLE  ART  SHOW  RECEPTION:

FRIDAY,  MARCH 23

6 – 10 PM

Live music, cocktail reception, art vendors, fashion show, live glassblowing

$50.

FREE  OPEN  TO  THE  PUBLIC  RECEPTION :

SATURDAY,  MARCH 24

2 – 5 PM

Glassblowing demonstrations and refreshments.

 

Directions:  DO NOT USE GPS!

It will take you the wrong way. Instead, follow these easy directions:
Exit I-95 at 6th Ave. South and go East.
Take a Left at South F Street (at the Kwik Stop Store)
Take a Right on 3rd Ave. South to our Large Parking Lot
Enter in Rear of Building

GALLERY  HOURS:

Tuesday through Saturday: 10:00 AM – 5:00 PM  Closed: Sundays and Mondays

Classes & Large Group Tours by appointment. Please call 561.508.7315 for more information.

This Exhibition is Available March 23, 2018 through April 5, 2018

 

 

 

“Threads” by Eileen Shaloum

 

 

Eileen Shaloum will be exhibiting her hangings, as well as some abstracts on stretched canvas at Benzaiten Center for Creative Arts from March 23, 2018 through April 5, 2018. Her exhibit coincides with the Center’s fundraiser, “The Wearable Art Show,” on Friday, March 23rd  6- 10 pm, which is an event with live music, cocktail reception, wearable art vendors, fashion show, and glassblowing demonstrations. The event raises money for children’s programs and scholarship funding. The cost for that event is $50 per person.   A second, FREE, Open to the Public Reception takes place on Saturday, March 24 from 2 – 5 PM. There will be glassblowing demonstrations and refreshments.

 

“Reflections” by Eileen Shaloum

 

Eileen is a painter and mixed media artist who finds the whimsical in her subject matter. Her latest body of work, a group of abstract compositions on un-stretched canvas, is an extension of her “Invisible Cities” series. These hangings, constructed by sewing and gluing canvas pieces together, are then layered with paint and textural components, such as fabric, papers, string, beads, and found objects. By using canvas in a variety of shapes, she is not limited to the confines of a square or rectangular picture plane. The joyful and imaginary quality of her style invites the viewer to interact with the themes of these spirited compositions. Her use of bright colors, mark making and layering paint with textural components, show great spontaneity and freedom.

 

 

“Dip in the Pool” by Eileen Shaloum

 

 

 

Eileen tells The Rickie Report, “I am an abstract painter and mixed media artist who enjoys working with a variety of  subjects,  real, surreal or pure abstraction.  I bury images under layers of paint, pastel, charcoal, found objects, cloth, photographs and collaged paper.  I frequently use written passages, which may include poetry, quotes or old letters, in support of my message.  I play with line, shape, texture and color trying to draw the viewer in to interact with the themes in my spirited compositions.  Reflection on life is what inspires me.  I base my themes on the world around me.  Whether it is women’s issues, the everyday trials and tribulations of humanity, or my travels to awe-inspiring and exotic locations, my work is a reflection of things that are important to me”.

 


 

“Zaira” by Eileen Shaloum

 

 

Eileen earned her Bachelor of Arts in Art Education and her Masters in Art History at Hofstra University, Hempstead NY.  To further her knowledge and skills as an artist, she has participated in workshops in the United States and in Italy.  Eileen is an active member of numerous art-related organizations, including: Florida Artists Group (FLAG), National Association of Women Artists, ​National Association of Women Artists (Florida Chapter), Art League of Long Island, WITVA-Women in the Visual Arts, Boca Museum Artists’ Guild, and the Delray Beach Art League.

 

 

For more details about Eileen’s artistry please visit:

  Eileenshaloum.com

 

 

For more information about this event:

Benzaiten Center for Creative Arts:

1105 2nd Avenue South    Lake Worth, Florida 33460
561.508.7315 | aholmes@benzaitencenter.org

 

 

 

 

 

 

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17019 SW Sapri Way   Port St. Lucie, FL 34986

Art Synergy V Announces Events, Participating Artists January 17 -21, 2018 And A School Supply Drive

A snapshot of events coming up for art Synergy V ArtPalmBeach from January 17 through 21st includes several exciting  additions to the schedule of events!  We’ll partner with Old School Square in bringing a hands-on art project for children to the Convention Center where they will be able to create art and exhibit in the booth during the show! We will be offering free tickets to the fair for the children and their parents.  Each evening after the close of the fair, we have scheduled events with our District Partners in Lake Worth, Delray, West Palm and Lake Park.  The Rickie Report shares the details and the list of artists accepted to art Synergy V’s Exhibit which takes place at the Palm Beach County Convention Center in West Palm Beach. Art Synergy has partnered with Eagle Arts Academy in Wellington to gather donations for school supplies for the children that have come to South Florida from Puerto Rico.  The new logo says it all….“art Synergy  We Aspire To Inspire”.  Kudos to all!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

January 17 -21,  2018

Here is a snapshot of the calendar of events.
More details to follow….

 

 

Artwork by Laurent Dareau

 

 

 

The 2 Main Events are:

Wednesday, January 17

 6  – 10 PM

Art Synergy at ArtPalmBeach

650 Okeechobee Blvd.   West Palm Beach, FL 33401

 

Opening Reception Art Synergy V at Art Palm Beach
Opening Reception of Art Synergy and Old School Square “Messy Hands” Children’s Atelier

 

2018 Artists:

Lee Andre
Brian Cattelle
Jacklyn Coyne
Laurent Dareau
Nate Ditzler
Diane Lublinski
Lenore Robins
Barry Seidman
Chad Steve
Melissa Vlahos
Marilyn Walter
Tanya Witzel

 

Art by Diane Lubinski

 

 

 

Thursday, January 18

 Noon – 7 PM

Art Synergy: West Palm Beach
Continuum Pop-up Exhibition

701 S Rosemary Ave. Suite 112 West Palm Beach, FL 33401

V.I.P. Black Tie and Venetian Mask Fundraiser Gala

 

Art by Chad Steve

Friday, January 19, 2018

6 – 10 PM

Art Synergy: Lake Worth
Benzaiten Center for Creative Arts

1105 2nd Avenue South   Lake Worth, FL 33460

A unique gallery Show, live music, wine, appetizers, and GLASS BLOWING BY Benzaiten artists: Rick Eggert and David Peterson. We will also have 2 Visiting Artists joining us for Special Demos: Ross Richmond, Glass Blower and Chadd Lacy, Flameworker.

 

 

Art Synergy: Lake Park
Kelsey Theater

8 PM

700 Park Ave.   Lake Park, FL 33403

Performance by Ordinary Boys: A Tribute To The Smiths & Morrissey

 

 

Art by Jacklyn Coyne

 

Saturday, January 20

Noon – 7 PM
Art Synergy: Delray Beach

Art Synergy VIP Gala Fundraiser at Old School Square- Delray Beach

51 N Swinton Ave, Delray Beach, FL 33444

Meet the artists of the Art Synergy V Exhibition and enjoy a magical evening of art and music featuring “Looking Glass”, a group exhibition currently featuring contemporary artwork that immerses the viewer into the piece by creating their own reflection. The viewer and space around the piece become a part of the work itself. Later join us at the adjacent Pavilion for “UNLEASHED DELRAY” a night of high energy music and drink.

Sunday, January 21

Noon – 6 PM
Art Synergy: Boynton Beach
Albert Paley on The Avenue of the Arts

Ocean Avenue from Seacrest Boulevard to Federal Highway.
The national exhibit is an easy-to-walk, self-guided, 30-minute tour along E. Ocean Avenue in the City’s Cultural District. Albert Paley’s descriptive commentary of each of his sculptures can be accessed via a smartphone connecting with a QR code on each of the artwork plaques.

http://www.boynton-beach.org/departments/public_art/avenue_of_the_arts/index.php

The Boynton Beach Art District
ActivistArtistA Bay Gate Mural Project

404-410 West Industrial Ave., Boynton Beach Fl 33426
Self-guided tour

 

 

DROP  OFF  SCHOOL SUPPLIES:

Tuesdays- Saturday 12-5 PM

Rolando Chang Barrero

The Box Gallery
811 Belvedere Road   West Palm Beach, Florida 33405

 

 

To Benefit:  Eagle  Arts Academy  Charter School For The Arts

 

 

 

Art Synergy has partnered with Eagle Arts Academy in Wellington to gather donations for school supplies for the children that have come to South Florida from Puerto Rico. As of this week, Eagle Arts Academy has received 35 children from Puerto Rico, including 16 this week alone. They have spent over $5K in hotel housing support, funded by a GoFundMe account, to house the new families that were devastated by Hurricane Maria. The school is K_* and are in need of backpacks and supplies for these children. You can drop them off at The Box Gallery during business hours.

 

Backpacks (age appropriate)
#2 Pencils
24 – Crayons
Glue Sticks
Box of Tissues
Pink Eraser
Broad Tip Markers
Pair of list Scissors
Pencil Case
Wide Ruled Spiral Bound Notebooks
Pocket Folders
White Glue
Pkg. Washable Felt Markers
Pkg. Lined Paper
Pkg. Plain Paper
Blue Pens
Red Pens
Ruler
1″ Binders
Subject Dividers
Scientific Calculator
Geometry Set
Pocket Dictionary
Thesaurus
Pencil Sharpener
Highlighter Pens
Agenda Book/Student Planner
Stapler
Staple Remover

http://eagleartsacademy.com/

For more information:

www.artsynergy.org

 

 

 

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Rickie Leiter, Publisher

Rickie@therickiereport.com   561-537-0291

17019 SW Sapri Way   Port St. Lucie, FL 34986

Job Opportunities At Benzaiten Center For Creative Arts In Lake Worth, FL

The Rickie Report shares the details of two job opportunities at the Benzaiten Center For Creative Arts in Lake Worth, FL.  Located in the Lake Worth Arts District, this 14,500 square foot permanent arts center is dedicated to living and working artists as well as to the community. The Center brings art to life, immersing the public in arts production and its creative processes, while providing direct interaction with artists from around the world.

 

 

 

 

 

JOB OPPORTUNITIES :

HOT SHOP ASSISTANT:
Benzaiten Center for Creative Arts seeks for Hotshop Assistant –
• Full Time (32-35 hrs/wk), $15- $20 per hour
• 5 years of experience required
Duties include: Teaching, Assisting/Gaffing Production work, assisting with events and performing routine maintenance and charging.

FLAMEWORKING INSTRUCTOR:
Benzaiten Center for Creative Arts in South Florida is looking for a friendly and outgoing flame working instructor.
• 4 years teaching experience required.
• 20 hours a week guaranteed

 

Please email resume and images to aholmes@benzaitencenter.org

 

About Benzaiten Center For Creative Arts:

The Benzaiten Center for Creative Arts is located in the Historic FEC Train Depot just a few steps from the heart of downtown Lake Worth. Located in the Lake Worth Arts District, this 14,500 square foot permanent arts center is dedicated to living and working artists as well as to the community. The Center brings art to life, immersing the public in arts production and its creative processes, while providing direct interaction with artists from around the world.

Benzaiten will support the creation of significant new works of art, collaboration between peers across multiple media and instruction from master to emerging artists. The center will have the following main components:

The Glassblowing Hot Shop is a full service 5,000 square foot facility with three glory holes, two furnaces, multiple annealers, and a large cold-working room.

The Flameworking Studio is a 750 square foot air-conditioned room with multiple stations with various torches and multiple kilns.

The Fusing Studio is a 750 square foot air-conditioned room with large work tables and multiple kilns.

The Welding Center is in an outdoor well-lit area of the building protected by a large 20’ high overhead roof.

The Fine Art Metal Foundry is a full service 5,000 square foot facility that can pour 69,000 pounds of bronze per year. [due to open in 2018]

The ‘Working’ Sculpture Garden will have a covered viewing area where people can come to see monumental sculptures made in real time. [due to open in 2019]

The Gallery and Gift Shop is an elegant 2,000 square foot air-conditioned space that serves to showcase our rotating ‘Visiting Artists’ exhibitions.

The Benzaiten Center for Creative Arts has a protected viewing area with bench seating for visitors and demonstrations. Visit us to see artisans creating beautiful fine art sculptures or take classes. Come experience the excitement of creative synergy at Benzaiten. You too can become an artisan!

 

www.benzaitencenter.org

 

 

 

 

 

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

Rickie Leiter, Publisher

Rickie@therickiereport.com   561-537-0291

17019 SW Sapri Way   Port St. Lucie, FL 34986

 

Benzaiten Center For Creative Arts Announces “Glasstronomique” Gala

How many Galas are casual? How many are held in a 14,000, square foot Historic FEC Train Depot building? How many Galas have glass blowing, flame working, and fusing demonstrations going on during the cocktail hour???  Honoring their namesake, the Oriental Goddess, “Benzaiten”, it will be an Asian inspired affair with some of the guests opting to come in costume.  Benzaiten Center for Creative Arts will have great live entertainers besides all their staff, who will be performing live glass demos and a lovely sit-down-dinner. All funds raised by the Gala will help pay for  ‘Children’s Programming,’  ‘Scholarship Programming,’ and Benzaiten’s continuing mission of providing professional services to the artists in our community.  The Rickie Report shares the details and urges you to make your reservations now for this April 8th event!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Our 3rd Annual Benzaiten Center for Creative Arts Gala

“GLASSTRONOMIQUE”

A Night of Asian Delights

Saturday, April 8th

6pm – 10pm

Casual Dress or Oriental Costume
$250

 

1105 2nd Avenue South    Lake Worth, FL

Do not use GPS

Exit I-95 go East and Turn Left at Kwik Stop at South F Street
Then Turn Right on 2nd Avenue South to Valet Parking

 

 

For more information about this event, classes, workshops, tours and volunteering:

www.benzaitencenter.org

Hours:

Tuesday through Saturday: 10:00 AM – 5:00 PM

Closed: Sundays and Mondays

Classes & Large Group Tours by appointment.

Please call 561.508.7315 for more information.

 

 

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

Rickie Leiter, Publisher

Rickie@therickiereport.com   561-537-0291

17019 SW Sapri Way   Port St. Lucie, FL 34986

Benzaiten Center For Creative Arts Announces Three Days Of Events With Glass Artist, Rob Stern

Benzaiten Center For Creative Arts welcomes the public to 3 days of events featuring internationally renown glass artist, Rob Stern. Mark your calendars for March 16th, 17th and 18th for glassblowing, dinner, and music plus a Free Family Fun Day! The Rickie Report shares the details and some sneak peeks!  Rob Stern is a real showman and works large so his demonstrations are extra dramatic and should not be missed.  Nowhere else in Palm Beach County is there a facility that brings in these types of world renown artists to blow glass in front of large audiences in real time. It is a sizzling hot experience!

 

 

 

1105 2nd Avenue, South Lake Worth, FL

561.508.7315

 

 

BENZAITEN CENTER FOR CREATIVE ARTS

WELCOMES YOU

TO THREE DAYS OF EVENTS!

FEATURING THE ART
OF
RENOWNED GLASS ARTIST:

ROB STERN

March 16th to 18th

 

 

The “Last Call” will not be happening from 8pm-10pm on Friday night. As that was St. Patty’s Day, we were not able to engage a band, so we are doing it after the Saturday’s public demonstration from 7pm -9pm.

Directions:  Parking in back of building on 3rd Avenue

“DO NOT USE GPS”
Exit I-95 at 6 Avenue, South and go East
Take a Left on South F Street at Kwik Stop
And a Right on 3rd Avenue South to Parking Lot

 

 

Hot Glass Demo With Rob Stern 

 

Thursday, March 16  6 – 9 PM

“Meet The Artist Dinner”

$100

This is an elegant, intimate sit-down dinner for only 30 people held in our Center’s beautiful gallery featuring one-on-one time with the visiting artist, a lecture by the artist, and piano music

Friday, March 17th

“Gallery Openings”

$10. at the door or FREE with Basic Membership

6 – 8 PM

This is a lovely cocktail reception with hors d’oeuvres, wine, piano music, and a private glassblowing demo by the artist

Saturday, March 18th

“Family Demo Day”

2 – 5 PM

FREE EVENT

This is a great family day featuring a three-hour public demo by the visiting artist

 

LAST CALL EVENT:

Saturday, March 18th

 

 

Glass Creation by Rob Stern

About Rob Stern:

Born in Miami, Rob was reared in Atlanta where his mother taught art and his father worked in the movie industry  and dabbled in photography. Rob attended Northside High School for the Performing Arts, in Atlanta, where he was a member of an elite touring group, singing dancing, and acting.  While active in many traditional sports, he also enjoyed skateboarding, surfing and rock climbing.  All of these factors combined with the inventive and adventurous spirit he inherited from his grandparents, would be important to his future career as a glass artist.

Glass installation by Rob Stern

Rob attended San Francisco State University where he studied art and discovered glass making. He worked as an apprentice at John Lewis Glass, an industrial casting facility in Oakland for five years.  He traveled to Europe touring glass factories for a semester and then returned to begin his study at the Pilchuck Glass School, renowned worldwide for its glass programs.  Rob went on to study, apprentice and assist numerous artists/masters at Pilchuck and other schools.

Glass Creation by Rob Stern

In 1992, after working as a teaching assistant for Czech master, Petr Novotny, Rob was invited to work in the Ajeto Glass Factory in the Czech Republic.  It was the start of a long term working relationship, as he lived and worked there for a number of years.  He continues to work closely with Petr both in Ajeto and doing demonstrations and conducting workshops throughout the world. From 1997-2003 Rob taught glassmaking at the University of Miami, FL and earned his MFA.  Rob now co-teaches with many artists/master at schools worldwide and frequently travels abroad to make his work. He has been invited to work as a master craftsman in both the US and Europe. In 2003, he established Rob Stern Art Glass Inc. in Miami , where he now works with his team on many commissions and personal sculptures.

Glass Creation by Rob Stern

“I consider myself to be very fortunate to have traveled, studied and lived in many places where glass is made by masters.  I have experienced many cultures, techniques, and the people who I have met have greatly influenced me.  I draw my inspiration from this, from music and from mostly everything I see in nature.  Working as a glass artist has enabled me to view the world as fluid, reflective, and full of light.  I strive to express emotion in my work and my other primary goal is the share the gift of glass with others”.

Glass Demo with Rob Stern

 

 

To receive more information or to Register for these events, classes, workshops or upcoming events please visit:

www.benzaitencenter.org

Call 561-508-7315 or
Email aholmes@benzaitencenter.org

Hours:

Tuesday through Saturday: 1:00 – 4:00 PM

Closed: Sundays and Mondays

Classes & Large Group Tours by appointment

Please call 561.508.7315 for more information

 

 

 

 

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

Rickie Leiter, Publisher

Rickie@therickiereport.com   561-537-0291

17019 SW Sapri Way   Port St. Lucie, FL 34986

 

Benzaiten Center For Creative Arts Announces Three Days Of Events With Glass Artists Julia And Robin Rogers

Benzaiten Center For Creative Arts welcome the public to three days of events featuring the art of renown glass artists, Julia and Robin Rogers.  Mark your calendars for February 23rd, 24th, and 25th for glassblowing, dinner, and music plus a Family Fun Day!  The Rickie Report shares the details and some sneak peeks!  

 

 

 

1105 2nd Avenue, South          Lake Worth, FL

561.508.7315

Parking in back of building on 3rd Avenue

 

BENZAITEN CENTER FOR CREATIVE ARTS

WELCOMES YOU

TO THREE DAYS OF EVENTS

FEATURING THE ART

OF

RENOWNED GLASS ARTISTS

JULIA & ROBIN ROGERS

February 23rd to 25th

 

Julia and Robin Rogers, renown glass artists

 

 

 

Thursday, February 23rd 6pm – 9pm
“Meet The Artist Dinner”  $100

 

This is an elegant, intimate sit-down dinner for only 30 people held in our Center’s beautiful gallery featuring one-on-one time with the visiting artists, a lecture by the artists, and piano music

 

“Group 2” by Julia and Robin Rogers

 

 

 

Friday, February 24th
“Gallery Openings”

$10 at the door or Free with basic membership
6pm – 8pm

This is a lovely cocktail reception with hors d’oeuvres, wine, piano music, and a private glassblowing demo by the artists

8pm – 10pm

Now we open our doors to the young people, or people who are young at heart, and do a second glassblowing demo to the strains of live jazz music by the RECLAIM BRASS BAND

 

“Urban Group” by Julia and Robin Rogers

 

Saturday, February 25th
“Family Demo Day”
2pm – 5pm
FREE EVENT

This is a great family day featuring a 3 hour public demo by the visiting artists.

 

About the Artists:

Husband and Wife Team, Julia and Robin Rogers tell The Rickie Report, ” We are enlivened by the inherent qualities of molten glass; its luminosity, viscosity, and seductive flow.  Our interdisciplinary approach incorporates blown and sculpted glass with electronics, sound, light, shadow, and a host of other materials. Inspiration is around us all, our work is specifically driven by humanity, nature, science, and music. Collaboratively, we meld our ideas into, what hopefully are, contemplative, intriguing, and thought provoking works. In addition to sculpture, we create installation and performance”.

 

 

“Dancer” by Julia and Robin Rogers

 

 

 

Some of their series include, “Animalia Fantastica,” “Sentient & Sapient,” and “Architecture of the Mind.”  “Animalia Fantastica” is a series of blown/sculpted anthropomorphic glass figures.  Since the advent of human expression, animalia has been a driving source of inspiration. In fact, the oldest cave paintings depict animals and the hunt. This narrative continues in “Animalia Fantastica” touching on nourishment and sustainability.  “Sentient & Sapient” is a series of blown glass heads with mixed media that delves into our subject’s psyche.  These pieces physically and metaphorically open up to reveal the interior workings of the mind.  In “Architecture of the Mind,” heads are turned into buildings and the occupants and history of these buildings tell the story of the subject. Looking through the windows the dynamics of life are ever present.

 

 

 

 

“Sassy” by Julia and Robin Rogers

 

 

 

“With performance and installation, we are able to broaden our ideas, creating a larger picture. Ideas of collective conscious, life cycles, perception, and an advancing technological civilization are prevalent in this work.  In the “Journey,” a performance, using a video projected and reflected in a pool of water, we tell a story that begins in a modern, active city in the rain and takes viewers backward through time to the beginning of all life on earth.  We use hot glass in this piece to represent the primordial ooze where life first emerged. We are two artists living, breathing, and working together.  Our minds never stop imagining the possibilities of what can be explored, discovered, shared, and executed”.

 

 

To receive more information or to Register for these events, classes, workshops or upcoming events please  visit:

www.benzaitencenter.org

Call 561-508-7315 or
Email aholmes@benzaitencenter.org

 

Hours:

Tuesday through Saturday: 1:00 – 4:00 PM

Closed: Sundays and Mondays

Classes & Large Group Tours by appointment

Please call 561.508.7315 for more information

 

 

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

Rickie Leiter, Publisher

Rickie@therickiereport.com   561-537-0291

17019 SW Sapri Way    Port St. Lucie, FL 34986