Levis JCC Features Karen Shlomberg Windchild, “Artist As Shaman And Myth Maker” With Free Exhibit And Lecture

Karen Shlomberg Windchild’s Solo Exhibit opens at the Levis JCC in Boca Raton on December 6, 2017. Windchild’s work embodies spiritual and natural forces through materials such as paint, clay, and found objects. Each work displays honed technique, respect for craft, and a passion for deeper meaning. Windchild believes art was and still can be a universal language, connecting all ancient native cultures as well as our own, and conjuring the earth-spirit energies into material form. The Rickie Report shares the details and some sneak peeks.  RSVP to attend the FREE events.

 

 

 

9801 Donna Klein Blvd.   Boca Raton, FL 33428

www.levisjcc.org

 

 

 

 

PRESENTS:

Karen Shlomberg Windchild

“Artist as Shaman and Myth Maker”

Adult University Lecture

Wednesday, December 6th

2:30 pm

Opening Reception:

Wednesday, December 6th

3:30 – 5:00 pm

 

 

Both opening reception and adult university lecture are free and open to the public.

Please call 561-558-2520 for more information or to RSVP for the opening reception and/or adult university lecture.

Nathan D. Rosen Museum Gallery hours:

Monday – Friday; 9:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m. Admission to the gallery is free

 

Karen Windchild and her Buffalo Sculpture

 

 

Discussing and demonstrating the ancient role of artist as shaman and myth maker, Karen Sholmberg Windchild infuses energy into ordered matter as the essence of both ritual and art. She brings love and respect for her materials, technique, traditions, inspiration, self and for one’s part in the whole. Karen has recently returned from Santa Fe, where she successfully created the first buffalo statue on the desert as part of The Adobe Buffalo Project ( https://www.facebook.com/adobebuffaloproject/). She will share the progress of this art installation, which serves as a community building project, an educational forum, and a shamanic act of healing and transformation.

Artwork by Karen Windchild

 

 

Karen tells The Rickie Report, “ I feel guided when doing my best work, becoming an open window through which beings who wish to materialize can enter. I get a sense of what they want to become. I love the richness of contrasting color and materials and respect the uniqueness of each.  Often I don’t know what a piece is about until it’s done. It reveals itself sometimes clearly, sometimes subtly, to whoever takes the time to sense its nature.  I believe in the ancient role of artist as shaman and myth maker, infusing energy into ordered matter as the essence of both ritual and Art: bringing love and respect for materials, technique, traditions, providence, inspiration, self and for one’s part in the whole, so that all may prosper”.

 

Artwork by Karen Windchild

 

 

Karen Shlomberg Windchild has been an artist since childhood in Connecticut.  She received her BFA studying sculpture and ceramics at the University of Michigan, and her Masters of Fine Arts from Penn State, has taught at various colleges, art and community centers since 1975. Her work has been exhibited in galleries and museums including the Wadsworth Athenaeum, the Ft. Lauderdale Museum of Art and the Boca Raton Museum of Art.  Ms. Windchild’s work appears in many distinguished private collections, as well.  She is a resident of Delray Beach, exhibits & lectures nationally, and maintains a studio where she accepts commissions, and shows by appointment.

 

Sculpture by Karen Windchild

 

 

 

The Phyllis & Harvey Sandler Center at the Adolph & Rose Levis Jewish Community Center provides a welcoming environment and a sense of community for active adults of all ages to pursue high quality and enriching educational, cultural, social and recreational experiences. Membership is not required to participate in programs. The Levis JCC welcomes individuals of all ages, races, and religious affiliations living in South Florida.

For more information about these classes, workshops and other events:
www.levisjcc.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

 

Call For Art At Nathan D. Rosen Museum Gallery’s 2018 Biennial Juried Art Competition

The Rickie Report shares the details and application for a Call to Artists: “Art 2018 Biennial Juried Art Competition” at the Nathan D. Rosen Museum Gallery located in Boca Raton, FL.  You are invited to submit up to three entries of 2D or 3D Original works of art.  The deadline is December 8, 2017.  The Exhibition which is open to the public takes place February 15, through March 15, 2018.  Did we mention Cash Awards?  The Juror will be Rachel Gustafson, Assistant Curator at the Norton Museum of Art.

 

 

 

 

 

 

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CALL FOR ART:

 

Art 2018 Biennial Juried Art Competition

at the

Nathan D. Rosen Museum Gallery

 

Phyllis & Harvey Sandler Center for Jewish Life Enhancement

Adolph & Rose Levis Jewish Community Center

 

21050 95th Avenue South     Boca Raton, FL  33428

561-558-2504 (office)

 

Sue Harrington, Nathan D. Rosen Museum Gallery Director   sueh@levisjcc.org

 

 

 

 

 

 

For more information:

 

The Phyllis & Harvey Sandler Center at the Adolph & Rose Levis Jewish Community Center provides a welcoming environment and a sense of community for active adults of all ages to pursue high quality and enriching educational, cultural, social and recreational experiences. The Levis JCC welcomes individuals of all ages, races, and religious affiliations living in South Florida. It is located at 9801 Donna Klein Blvd, Boca Raton, FL 33428.

www.levisjcc.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

 

 

 

 

LynnRae Lowe Is Artist-In-Residence At Levis JCC Sandler Center Offering Lectures And Workshops

Internationally acclaimed Arizona artist, LynnRae Lowe is November’s artist-in-residence at the Levis JCC Sandler Center.  From November 2nd through November 22, 2017 Lowe will offer lectures, workshops and her handmade Judaica will be available for purchase.  The Public is invited to all of the events:  Adult University Lecture: The Important Influence of Jewish Artists on U.S. Art History on Thursday, November 2nd;  Meet The Artist Opening Reception and Artist Talk on Sunday, November 5th; and two “Drawing out” Workshops on Monday, November 6th.  LynneRae’s life work is to work with people to invigorate/rejuvenate/re-ignite each person’s personal spark.  She works with all ages, from children to the mature population, who are children at heart.  The Rickie Report shares the details and some sneak peeks.  We urge you to RSVP!

 

 

 

 

 

 

9801 Donna Klein Blvd.   Boca Raton, FL 33428

www.levisjcc.org

 

 

 

 

 

 The Levis JCC Sandler Center in Boca Raton

 

PRESENTS:

LYNNRAE  LOWE, Artist-In-Residence

 

 

 

 

EXHIBITION, SALE, LECTURE, WORKSHOPS

Call 561-558-5250 for more information or to register

Exhibition and Events Are Open to the Public. Please RSVP

 

 

Menorah by LynnRae Lowe

Exhibition & Sale

 

While best known for her award-winning Dancing Sylphs® Judaica, metal art sculptures and intensely colorful Aluminations®, Arizona artist LynnRae Lowe’s new work reflects her passion for the ancient wisdom and symbolism of the Hebrew alphabet. During her week-long residency, LynnRae will offer workshops on creativity as well as talks on aspects of Jewish artistry.

 

 

Adult University Lecture:

The Important Influence of Jewish Artists on U.S. Art History

Thursday, November 2nd 2:30 pm

After WWI the center of the art world shifted from Paris to New York City. Surrealism gave way to Abstract Expressionism to Pop Art and Color-field painting through the influence of Jewish artists. General admission: $18

 

 

Shabbat Queen by LynnRae Lowe

 

 

Meet the Artist/ Opening Reception

Sunday, November 5th   1- 3 pm

Artist Talk  at 1:30 pm

 

 

AGAM 34″h x 44″w Alumination Painting by Lynn Rae Lowe

Drawing It Out! Workshops 

Monday, November 6th  1 – 2:30 pm

OR

Monday, November 6th  7 – 8:30 pm

LynneRae’s life work is to work with people to invigorate/rejuvenate/re-ignite each person’s personal spark.  She works with all ages, from children to the mature population, who are children at heart.

$30 (includes all materials)

 

 

We live in the proverbial question mark.  When you ignite your understanding (binah) it lifts you up and you feel clear about your own specific purpose in this world.  Discover or uncover your mission. A great experience for the artist or the non-artist, this workshop will ignite within each participant their true spark of creativity. Kindle your imagination using the quality of binah (spirit of understanding).This interactive workshop includes an opportunity for journaling and a simple project. LynnRae uses storytelling and music to complement the mandala project. She will draw from participants their unique inner flame, to draw this out into the world.

 

 

 

Gallery Hours: Mon – Fri:  9 am – 4 pm, on Sunday by appointment
Admission to the Nathan D. Rosen Museum is Free and Open to the Public

 

 

The Phyllis & Harvey Sandler Center at the Adolph & Rose Levis Jewish Community Center provides a welcoming environment and a sense of community for active adults of all ages to pursue high quality and enriching educational, cultural, social and recreational experiences. Membership is not required to participate in programs. The Levis JCC welcomes individuals of all ages, races, and religious affiliations living in South Florida.

For more information about these classes, workshops and other events:
www.levisjcc.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

Levis JCC’s Nathan D. Rosen Museum Gallery Features “Collaborations: Don And Ann Schwartz”

How does it work when both a husband and wife are artists? In the case of Don and Ann Schwartz, collaboration and mutual support is the key.  The Levis JCC Nathan D. Rosen Museum Gallery at the Phyllis & Harvey Sandler Center Presents: “Collaborations by Don and Ann Schwartz” on Sunday, July 16. The Opening Reception is free and Open to the Public.  This exhibit features works they have produced independently and collaboratively. Ann creates mixed media collages and sculptures. Don works in wood and uses point-and-shoot for his nature and travel photography.  The Rickie Report shares the details and some sneak peeks.  There will also be an artists talk during the Reception.

 

 

 

21050 95th Avenue South, Boca Raton, FL  33428

(enter off Glades Rd)

561-558-2504 

 

Levis JCC in Boca Raton’s Nathan D. Rosen Museum Gallery

at the Phyllis & Harvey Sandler Center Presents:

 

 

 

“Collaborations by Don and Ann Schwartz”

Sunday, July 16, 2017

Opening Reception 1 -3 pm

Artists’ Talk 1:30 pm

Free and open to the public

RSVP to 561-558-2520

Exhibit Runs July 16 through August 31

The Nathan D. Rosen Museum Gallery is free and open to the public.

 

 

The Nathan D. Rosen Museum Gallery hosts exceptional exhibitions of works by local, national and international artists. Its mission is to encourage understanding of cross-cultural influences in the visual arts and include exhibitions in the visual arts, exhibitions of historical importance, contemporary art, folk art, and mixed media works.

The Phyllis & Harvey Sandler Center at the Adolph & Rose Levis Jewish Community Center provides a welcoming environment and a sense of community for active adults of all ages to pursue high quality and enriching educational, cultural, social and recreational experiences.

 

 

 

Don Schwartz

 

Photograph by Don Schwartz

 

 

A Boynton Beach resident for 16 years, Don hails from Brooklyn. Fascinated by how things work, he has always likes to take things apart and see if he can reassemble them—sometimes successfully, sometimes not. Lesson learned: “with wood as the medium, you can always buy a new piece if things don’t work out, or change your design a bit.”

 

 

Wood Guitar carved by Don Schwartz

 

As a wood carver, his motto is “Think about what you’re going to do twice and cut once.” Don is a member of the Palm Beach County Woodturners. Known for his fabulous wood guitars, he has created themed computer bench, fine tables, a chess table, and themed clocks.

 

“Heron” , Photograph by Don Schwartz 

 

Don is also a photographer, and specializes in nature and travel photography. He uses a point- and-shoot camera, relying on persistence, patience and a steady hand until the image he wants lines up exactly. His unretouched, non-Photoshopped photographs are a refreshing change.

 

 

 

Ann Schwartz

Found wood Sculpture by Ann Schwartz

 

 

Well-known locally for her work with WITVA (Women in the Visual Arts) and internationally through her lectures on cruise ships, Ann creates engaging mixed media collages and sculptures just begging to be touched. Some of her materials come from Don’s leftover pieces! Ann looks to her environment for her inspiration. “I go to museums, walk around galleries and go to exhibits to get ideas. Watching other artists grow and achieve gives me happiness.  Sculptor Louise Nevelson is an inspiration, as well as North Carolina watercolorist, Jeffrey Jakub. After seeing the kinetic art exhibit in Boynton Beach, I was inspired to create my own 6-foot-tall metal kinetic sculpture for my own back yard.”

 

“Roseate Spoonbills” by Ann Schwartz

 

 

Ann Schwartz received her B.A. from the University of Florida, Gainesville. A former teacher, she is currently an award winning artist, curator and lecturer and a Past-President of Women in the Visual Arts. With her outstanding communicative skills, she has conducted programs for many organizations in the surrounding communities. A speaker since 1980 on historical events, ancient and contemporary art, her talks are innovative and diversified. She brings to life the history, people and culture that make each location unique.

 

Watercolor by Ann Schwartz

 

 

Ann has served as a destination Lecturer and provided Hands-on Art and Design Workshops on cruise ships since November, 2003. She has done over 250 lectures and workshops on over 75 sailings, with lectures specifically on the countries she has traveled to. For over ten years she had written a column “Art Happenings” for the Aberdeen Times.

 

 

 

The Levis JCC welcomes individuals of all ages, races, and religious affiliations living in South Florida.

www.levisjcc.org

https://www.facebook.com/levisjccsandlercenter/

www.facebook.com/Adolph.Rose.LevisJCC

 

 

 

 

 

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

 

 

International Footwear Artist Kobi Levi Offers Artists And Students A Unique Workshop At Levis JCC In Boca

Renowned Israeli shoe designer, Kobi Levi will make his U.S. debut exhibit at the Levis JCC in Boca Raton.  Kobi Levi offers artists, fashion students, designers, fashion marketers, and shoe lovers a unique opportunity to develop their own shoe design. The Levis JCC’s Sandler Center and Nathan D. Rosen Museum Gallery will host Artists’ Workshop: From Concept to Execution, open to both beginners and professionals.  The Rickie Report shares the details on the exceptional workshop experiences.  The Public is invited to see the exhibition!

 

 

 

 

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 21050 95th Ave South   Boca Raton, FL 33428

 

 

 

 

Levis JCC in Boca Raton’s
Nathan D. Rosen Museum Gallery
at the Phyllis & Harvey Sandler Center
Presents:

 

 

 

Artists’ Workshop
From Concept to Execution
 

Led by
  Kobi Levi

 

 

 

 

 

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Kobi Levi Surrounded By His Wearable Art (Photo Used By Permission Kobi Levi)

 

 

 

We are very excited to be hosting cutting-edge Israeli shoe designer Kobi Levi at the Levis JCC’s Nathan D. Rosen Museum Gallery Jan. 8 – 13, 2017 for his U.S. debut. Kobi Levi’s wearable art is revered for its whimsical nature and custom craftsmanship. His creations transfer the essence of daily objects such as bananas and birds, cheerleaders, chewing gum and coffee, as well as fantasy and glamour, into the shape of shoes. Celebrities including Lady Gaga, Whoopi Goldberg, and Fergie have been seen wearing his limited edition designs.

 

 

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(Photo Used By Permission, Kobi Levi, Fergie)

 

 

Kobi Levi has a true passion for sharing his vision, which blends the boundaries of art, design and fashion, with students and artists. We are delighted to invite artists, fashion students and faculty, designers, fashion marketers, and shoe lovers to attend his Artists’ Workshop (From Concept to Execution). This intimate workshop will offer a truly unique opportunity to create a shoe concept and then receive feedback and a critique from Kobi Levi. Students can bring iPads and create a digital design or they can sketch their design on paper. This unusual hands-on educational experience will provide participants the rare opportunity to work with a brilliant, creative shoe designer and artist.

 

 

 

Artists’ Workshop Details:

Monday, Jan. 10    7:00 to 9:30 p.m.

Where: Sandler Center, Adolph & Rose Levis Jewish Community Center,
21050 95th Ave South, Boca Raton (off Glades Rd. between Lyons and 441)
Cost: $25 per faculty or professional artist; $10 per student with student ID
To register: Call Sue Harrington, Gallery Director, at 561-558-2504

 

 

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(“Gum Heels” by Kobi Levi, Photo used By Permission, Kobi Levi, Fergie)

 

 

 

Kobi Levi’s “wearable art” shoe designs are revered for their whimsical nature and masterful craftsmanship. His creations transfer the essence of daily objects such as bananas and birds, cheerleaders, chewing gum and coffee as well as fantasy and glamor – think Disney characters and mother/daughter duos – into the shape of shoes. Celebrities including Lady Gaga (Double Boots), Whoopi Goldberg, and Fergie (Chewing Gum) have been seen wearing his designs. The Kobi Levi “pop up boutique” at the Rosen Museum Gallery in Boca Raton will feature 30 unique pairs of hand-made, custom shoes.

 

 

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“Chameleon” by Kobi Levi

 

 

“My inspiration for a new design originates from a simple concept or image and then the shoe becomes my canvas,” Kobi Levi explains. “My work blends the boundaries of art, design and fashion, as I relate to aspects from all three fields. I am thrilled to bring my visually humoristic footwear to the U.S. and excited to be launching two brand new designs at the Levis JCC!”

 

 

 

 

The FootWear Art exhibit is graciously underwritten by Judi and Allan Schuman. Additional support is provided by Arleen Roberts, Bloomingdales and the Florida Division of Cultural Affairs. Boca Raton Magazine is the exclusive magazine sponsor of Kobi Levi’s FootWear Art exhibition and its associated events.

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Kobi Levi’s “Chinese Dragon” Crafting Behind the Scenes

 

 

Related Event: The Art of Crafting the Shoe
 Monday, January 9, 2017    2:00 to 3:30 pm

Location: Beifield Auditorium, Sandler Center, Adolph & Rose Levis JCC,
21050 95th Ave S, Boca Raton, FL 33428
Details: Kobi Levi will focus on the challenges of transforming his inspirations into wearable art in this Art Talk. 
Cost: $12 for Artists’ Workshop participants
Open to the community
To register, call 561-558-2504

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“Miao” by Kobi Levi

 

About Kobi Levi:

Design and shoes have been Kobi Levi’s passion since his childhood in Tel Aviv, Israel. After his graduation in 2001 from Bezalel Academy of Arts & Design, Jerusalem, Kobi Levi worked as a freelance footwear designer. During this time, he learned the trade secrets of shoe development and craftsmanship, while spending his leisure time designing unique, creative and innovative shoe styles, which challenge the standard definitions of design, art and fashion to create a niche of their own. It was in 2010 when Kobi’s creations began to receive attention from around the world, including a spot in Lady Gaga’s “Born this Way” music video. The demand for Kobi Levi’s wearable art exploded and in July 2011 Kobi opened his studio in Tel Aviv, offering his original designs for sale. In the studio he creates, develops and produces limited editions from his designs. All pairs are made by hand from high-quality materials.

Learn more at: http://kobilevidesign.com

 

 

 

 

About the Levis JCC Sandler Center:

The Phyllis & Harvey Sandler Center at the Adolph & Rose Levis Jewish Community Center provides a welcoming environment and a sense of community for active adults of all ages to pursue high quality and enriching educational, cultural, social and recreational experiences.

Learn more at:http://levisjcc.org/culture/

 

 

 

 

About the Adolph & Rose Levis JCC:

The Levis JCC welcomes individuals of all ages, races, and religious affiliations living in South Florida. With a preschool, summer camp, family activities, athletics, cultural arts, adult enrichment and special needs programming, as well as a thrift shop for bargain hunters, the Levis JCC offers something for everyone.

Learn more at  www.levisjcc.org

 

 

 

 

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

Rickie Leiter, Publisher

17019 SW Sapri Way   Port St. Lucie, FL 34986

Rickie@therickiereport.com     561-537-0291

International Footwear Artist Kobi Levi Offers Artists and Students Unique Workshop Opportunity At Boca Raton’s Levis JCC

The Boca Levis JCC is hosting cutting-edge Israeli shoe designer Kobi Levi at the Nathan D. Rosen Museum Gallery Jan. 8 – 13, 2017 for his U.S. debut. Kobi Levi’s wearable art is revered for its whimsical nature and custom craftsmanship. His creations transfer the essence of daily objects (bananas, birds, cheerleaders, chewing gum and coffee, as well as fantasy and glamour), into the shape of shoes.  The public is invited to an Art Talk with Levi on January 9th.  Kobi Levi has a true passion for sharing his vision, which blends the boundaries of art, design and fashion, with students and artists. Artists, fashion students and faculty, designers, fashion marketers, and shoe lovers are invited to attend his Artists’ Workshop (“From Concept to Execution”) on Tuesday, January 10th.  This is a SMALL workshop, so we suggest you RSVP now!  The Rickie Report shares the details and images.  In addition, the Kobi Levi “pop up boutique” at the Rosen Museum Gallery will feature 30 unique pairs of hand-made, custom shoes.

 

 

 

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21050 95th Ave South   Boca Raton, FL 33428
Levis JCC in Boca Raton’s
Nathan D. Rosen Museum Gallery
at the Phyllis & Harvey Sandler Center

 

 

Presents:

Footwear Art  by KOBI LEVI

Artists’ Workshop
From Concept to Execution
Led by
Kobi Levi

 

 

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Kobi Levi surrounded by his FootWear Art designs

 

“We are very excited to be hosting cutting-edge Israeli shoe designer Kobi Levi at the Levis JCC’s Nathan D. Rosen Museum Gallery Jan. 8 – 13, 2017 for his U.S. debut. Kobi Levi’s wearable art is revered for its whimsical nature and custom craftsmanship. His creations transfer the essence of daily objects such as bananas and birds, cheerleaders, chewing gum and coffee, as well as fantasy and glamour, into the shape of shoes. Celebrities including Lady Gaga, Whoopi Goldberg, and Fergie have been seen wearing his limited edition designs”, shares Sue Harrington, Gallery Director.

 

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“Miao” by Kobi Levi

 

Kobi Levi has a true passion for sharing his vision, which blends the boundaries of art, design and fashion, with students and artists. We are delighted to invite artists, fashion students and faculty, designers, fashion marketers, and shoe lovers to attend his Artists’ Workshop (From Concept to Execution). This intimate workshop will offer a truly unique opportunity to create a shoe concept and then receive feedback and a critique from Kobi Levi. Students can bring iPads and create a digital design or they can sketch their design on paper. This unusual hands-on educational experience will provide participants the rare opportunity to work with a brilliant, creative shoe designer and artist.

 

 

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“Chewing Gum” by Kobi Levi 

 

Related Event: The Art of Crafting the Shoe
 Monday, January 9, 2017    2:00 to 3:30 pm

 

Location: Beifield Auditorium, Sandler Center, Adolph & Rose Levis JCC,
 21050 95th Ave S, Boca Raton, FL 33428
Details: Kobi Levi will focus on the challenges of transforming his inspirations into wearable art in this Art Talk.
Cost: $12 for Artists’ Workshop participants
Open to the community
To register, call 561-558-2504

 

 

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 “Chameleon” by Kobi Levi

 

 

Artists’ Workshop Details:

 

Tuesday, Jan. 10 from 7:00 to 9:30 p.m.

Where: Sandler Center, Adolph & Rose Levis Jewish Community Center,
21050 95th Ave South, Boca Raton (off Glades Rd. between Lyons and 441)

 

Cost: $25 per faculty or professional artist; $10 per student with student ID
To register: Call Sue Harrington, Gallery Director, at 561-558-2504

 

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“Flamingo” by Kobi Levi

 

 

Kobi Levi’s “wearable art” shoe designs are revered for their whimsical nature and masterful craftsmanship. His creations transfer the essence of daily objects such as bananas and birds, cheerleaders, chewing gum and coffee as well as fantasy and glamor – think Disney characters and mother/daughter duos – into the shape of shoes. Celebrities including Lady Gaga (Double Boots), Whoopi Goldberg, and Fergie (Chewing Gum) have been seen wearing his designs. The Kobi Levi “pop up boutique” at the Rosen Museum Gallery in Boca Raton will feature 30 unique pairs of hand-made, custom shoes.

 

 

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Banana peels inspire a shoe design by Kobi Levi

 

“My inspiration for a new design originates from a simple concept or image and then the shoe becomes my canvas,” Kobi Levi explains. “My work blends the boundaries of art, design and fashion, as I relate to aspects from all three fields. I am thrilled to bring my visually humoristic footwear to the U.S. and excited to be launching two brand new designs at the Levis JCC!”

 

 

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Behind the Scenes: Working on pattern for Chinese Dragon Shoe

 

The FootWear Art exhibit is graciously underwritten by Judi and Allan Schuman. Additional support is provided by Arleen Roberts, Bloomingdales and the Florida Division of Cultural Affairs. Boca Raton Magazine is the exclusive magazine sponsor of Kobi Levi’s FootWear Art exhibition and its associated events.

 

 

About Kobi Levi:

 Design and shoes have been Kobi Levi’s passion since his childhood in Tel Aviv, Israel. After his graduation in 2001 from Bezalel Academy of Arts & Design, Jerusalem, Kobi Levi worked as a freelance footwear designer. During this time, he learned the trade secrets of shoe development and craftsmanship, while spending his leisure time designing unique, creative and innovative shoe styles, which challenge the standard definitions of design, art and fashion to create a niche of their own. It was in 2010 when Kobi’s creations began to receive attention from around the world, including a spot in Lady Gaga’s “Born this Way” music video. The demand for Kobi Levi’s wearable art exploded and in July 2011 Kobi opened his studio in Tel Aviv, offering his original designs for sale. In the studio he creates, develops and produces limited editions from his designs. All pairs are made by hand from high-quality materials.

Learn more at: http://kobilevidesign.com

 

About the Levis JCC Sandler Center:

The Phyllis & Harvey Sandler Center at the Adolph & Rose Levis Jewish Community Center provides a welcoming environment and a sense of community for active adults of all ages to pursue high quality and enriching educational, cultural, social and recreational experiences.

Learn more at:http://levisjcc.org/culture/

 

 

About the Adolph & Rose Levis JCC:

The Levis JCC welcomes individuals of all ages, races, and religious affiliations living in South Florida. With a preschool, summer camp, family activities, athletics, cultural arts, adult enrichment and special needs programming, as well as a thrift shop for bargain hunters, the Levis JCC offers something for everyone.

Learn more at  www.levisjcc.org

 

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

17019 SW Sapri Way

Port St. Lucie, FL 34986

Rickie@therickiereport.com

561-537-0291

International Footwear Artist Kobi Levi Makes U.S. Debut At Levis JCC In Boca Raton, Brings Wearable Art To A New Level

Renowned Israeli shoe designer, Kobi Levi will make his U.S. debut with a “Footwear Art” exhibit at the Levis JCC in Boca Raton.  The Levis JCC’s Sandler Center and Nathan D. Rosen Museum Gallery will host three events Open to Community, as Boca Raton makes big waves in fashion this season!  The Rickie Report shares the details so you can mark your calendars!  We share some sneak peeks, for those who have not yet seen these wearable art whimsical masterpieces.  

 

 

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 21050 95th Ave South   Boca Raton, FL 33428

Levis JCC in Boca Raton’s

Nathan D. Rosen Museum Gallery

at the Phyllis & Harvey Sandler Center

Presents:

FootWear   Art

  by

  Kobi   Levi

 

 

The Levis JCC’s Sandler Center will host three separate events Open to the community featuring Levi and his wearable art during his U.S. debut:

 

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Opening Reception

 

Sunday, January 8, 2017    1:00 to 4:00 pm

Location: Nathan D. Rosen Museum Gallery, Sandler Center, Adolph & Rose Levis JCC, 21050 95th Ave S, Boca Raton, FL 33428

 

Details:
1:00 pm: FootWear Art gallery reception begins
2:00 pm: Kobi Levi speaks; Q&A with audience to follow
3:00 pm: Guests can touch, try on, and photograph most of the featured designs.

Representatives will be on-site for custom shoe orders; each design is limited to 20 pairs; after reaching 20, Kobi Levi retires the design. Prices of shoes range from $500 to $2,000 per pair.

 

Cost: The exhibition is free and open to the community

RSVP required to 561-558-2520.

 

 

 

Art Talk: The Art of Crafting the Shoe

 

 

Monday, January 9, 2017    2:00 to 3:30 pm

 

Location: Beifield Auditorium, Sandler Center, Adolph & Rose Levis JCC,
21050 95th Ave S, Boca Raton, FL 33428

 

Details: Following the gallery opening reception, Kobi Levi will return to the Sandler Center on Monday, January 9 for an Art Talk, which will focus on the challenges of transforming his inspirations into wearable art.

 

Cost: $18.

Open to the community

To register, call 561-558-2520.

 

 

 

 

An Evening with Kobi Levi –

A Special Event for Young Professionals

 

Thursday, January 12, 2017    6:00 to 8:00 pm

 

Location: Nathan D. Rosen Museum Gallery, Sandler Center, Adolph & Rose Levis JCC, 21050 95th Ave S, Boca Raton, FL 33428

 

Details: The Nathan D. Rosen Museum Gallery will host a final evening with Kobi Levi.

Cost: The event is free and open to the public.

RSVP to 561-558-2520

 

 

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“Flamingo” by Kobi Levi

 

 

Kobi Levi’s “wearable art” shoe designs are revered for their whimsical nature and masterful craftsmanship. His creations transfer the essence of daily objects such as bananas and birds, cheerleaders, chewing gum and coffee as well as fantasy and glamor – think Disney characters and mother/daughter duos – into the shape of shoes. Celebrities including Lady Gaga (Double Boots), Whoopi Goldberg, and Fergie (Chewing Gum) have been seen wearing his designs. The Kobi Levi “pop up boutique” at the Rosen Museum Gallery in Boca Raton will feature 30 unique pairs of hand-made, custom shoes.

 

 

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“Miao” by Kobi Levi

 

 

At the “FootWear Art by Kobi Levi” gallery Opening R intriguing designseception on Sunday, January 8, 2017 from 1:00 to 4:00 pm, Kobi Levi will reveal his newest shoes, as well as show off more than 30 pairs of his most famous and intriguing designs, share insights on what inspires him, and participate in Q&A with the audience. The event will be free and open to the public.

 

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“Cheerleader Red” by Kobi Levi

 

“My inspiration for a new design originates from a simple concept or image and then the shoe becomes my canvas,” Kobi Levi explains. “My work blends the boundaries of art, design and fashion, as I relate to aspects from all three fields. I am thrilled to bring my visually humoristic footwear to the U.S. and excited to be launching two brand new designs at the Levis JCC!”

 

 

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“Mermaid” by Kobi Levi

 

 

 

Consul General of Israel, Lior Haiat, commented, “We are thrilled to welcome brilliant Israeli designer, Kobi Levi, to dazzle American audiences on his first US exhibit. We hope it is the first of countless showcases displaying his celebration of fashion and culture.”   The FootWear Art exhibit is graciously underwritten by Judi and Allan Schuman. Additional support is provided by Arleen Roberts, Bloomingdales and the Florida Division of Cultural Affairs. Boca Raton Magazine is the exclusive magazine sponsor of Kobi Levi’s FootWear Art exhibition and its associated events.

 

 

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“Chewing Gum” by Kobi Levi

 

 

 

About Kobi Levi:

 

Design and shoes have been Kobi Levi’s passion since his childhood in Tel Aviv, Israel. After his graduation in 2001 from Bezalel Academy of Arts & Design, Jerusalem, Kobi Levi worked as a freelance footwear designer. During this time, he learned the trade secrets of shoe development and craftsmanship, while spending his leisure time designing unique, creative and innovative shoe styles, which challenge the standard definitions of design, art and fashion to create a niche of their own. It was in 2010 when Kobi’s creations began to receive attention from around the world, including a spot in Lady Gaga’s “Born this Way” music video. The demand for Kobi Levi’s wearable art exploded and in July 2011 Kobi opened his studio in Tel Aviv, offering his original designs for sale. In the studio he creates, develops and produces limited editions from his designs. All pairs are made by hand from high-quality materials.

Learn more at: http://kobilevidesign.com

 

 

 

About the Levis JCC Sandler Center:

 


The Levis JCC is the cornerstone of the South Palm Beach County Jewish community and a place for thousands to connect each year. The Levis JCC’s Phyllis & Harvey Sandler Center, which highlights renowned talent from artists and actors to authors and so much more, gives adults of all ages and faiths an opportunity to connect with others who share similar interests in continuing education, spirituality, cultural experiences, travel and social events.

Learn more at:http://levisjcc.org/culture/

 

 

About the Levis JCC
:

The Adolph & Rose Levis Jewish Community Center promotes and enhances Jewish culture, heritage and values through educational, spiritual, social, wellness and recreational programs for individuals of all ages. With a preschool, summer camp, family activities, athletics, cultural arts, adult enrichment and special needs programming, as well as a thrift shop for bargain hunters, the Levis JCC offers something for everyone.

Learn more at  www.levisjcc.org.

 

 

 

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

Rickie@therickiereport.com

561-537-0291

“Art For Art’s Sake IV” Opens Tomorrow Featuring Juried Exhibition And Artist Talk

The Nathan D.Rosen Museum Gallery of the Levis JCC of Boca Raton presents “Art For Art’s Sake IV”, a juried exhibition by the Women In The Visual Arts (WITVA). The Rickie Report is pleased to  celebrate this multimedia exhibit by men and women. The Opening Reception on Sunday, June 5 includes the Awards Presentation and Artist Talk. Please join guest speaker Ann Schwartz for an overview of “Dale Chihuly: Gardens of Glass”. Admission is free and open to the public, but please RSVP.

 

 

“Art  For  Art’s  Sake  IV”  

Women In The Visual Arts (WITVA)  

Juried Exhibition

 

Opening Reception/Awards/Artist Talk:

 Sunday, June 5th  

1 – 4 pm  

Artist Talk:

2 pm  

Free and Open To The Public

 

Gallery hours: Monday through Friday 9 AM to 4 PM

 

Exhibit continues through September 9

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Nathan D. Rosen Museum Gallery

Phyllis & Harvey Sandler Center for Jewish Life Enhancement
Adolph & Rose Levis Jewish Community Center
21050 95th Avenue South     Boca Raton, FL 33428

RSVP:    561-558-2504

 

 

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For more information about WITVA:

For more information please contact:

Karen H. Salup  561.715.2758  witva2015@gmail.com

 

 

 

For more information about the Levis JCC:

The Phyllis & Harvey Sandler Center at the Adolph & Rose Levis Jewish Community Center provides a welcoming environment and a sense of community for active adults of all ages to pursue high quality and enriching educational, cultural, social and recreational experiences. It is located at 21050 95th Avenue South, Boca Raton, FL 33428.  The Levis JCC welcomes individuals of all ages, races, and religious affiliations living in South Florida.  www.levisjcc.org

 

 

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

WITVA’s “Art For Art’s Sake IV” Is Open For Artist Entries To Men And Women

WITVA shares a Call To Artists for their next exhibition, “Art For Art’s Sake IV” which is open to men and women.  The Exhibition takes place May 24 through September 9 at the Nathan D. Rosen Museum Gallery located at the Levis JCC in Boca Raton.  The Artist Deadline is May 20th for this juried show with cash awards.  The Public is welcome to the Opening Reception on Sunday, June 5th.  Ann Schwartz will give a lecture “Dale Chihuly: Gardens of Glass” that afternoon.  The Rickie Report shares the details.

 

 

 

 

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CALL   FOR    ENTRIES:   

“ Art for Art’s Sake IV ”

Public Reception And Cash Awards

Sunday, June 5, 2016

1-4 pm

Ann Schwartz Lecture     

Dale Chihuly:Gardens of Glass

2:00 pm

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 561-852-3200 or www.levisjcc.org

 

Nathan D. Rosen Museum Gallery

Levis JCC

Exhibit Runs May 24-September 9, 2016

95th Ave. Off Glades Road     Boca Raton,FL

 

 

Eligibility Exhibit open to Men and Women over 18

(up to 2 entries of work)

 

 

 

Application Deadline   Friday, May 20, 2016  

$35 entry fee  

 

 

 

DETAILS:

Delivery at Nathan D. Rosen Museum Gallery Tuesday, May 24, 10am-noon

Pick-up Friday, September 9, 10am-noon

 

No Nudes

SUBJECT MATTER; The Nathan D. Rosen Museum Gallery reserves the right to reject inappropriate works.

Work cannot have been previously shown at the Nathan D. Rosen Museum Gallery at the Levis JCC

 

There is 36wide x 48 high size limits.

If concerned, please call Ann Schwartz 561-737-4248

 

For WITVA Exhibit “Art for Art’s Sake IV” hours call 561-852-3200 or www.levisjcc.org

 

 

Preparation of Pieces:

 

 

Paper media must be covered with Plexiglass, have undamaged frames and mats.

Unframed oils/acrylics must be framed or finished on all sides with no staples showing.

All 2-D must be securely wired (please tape ends of wired)

No sawtooth hangers.

SCULPTORS WILL BE PROVIDED pedestals.

JEWELRY will be in a locked case.

All entries must be labeled on back

All items must be for sale. If sold they must remain for the entire exhibit.

Please note: 20% commission on all sales (10% to WITVA scholarship fund 10% to the Levis JCC)

This is a juried show.

Cash Awards will be given at Reception June 5, 1-4 pm

 

 

ID LABELS: Attach one to the back of each work (upper right corner)

 

 

Artist:_______________________________ Artist:_____________________________
Title:________________________________ Title:______________________________
Medium:_____________________________ Medium:___________________________
Size:_h________________w_______________ Size:h______________w_______________
Price:____________ cell:___________________ Price:________cell:________________________

 

 

 

 

APPLICATION

Mail to: Ann Schwartz, 8261 Muirhead Cir, Boynton Beach, FL 33472

 

 

WITVA Exhibition at the Nathan D. Rosen Museum Gallery “Art for Art’s Sake IV”

Take-in:   May 24, 2016,10-12 noon

 

$35 Non-refundable entry fee payable to WITVA for up to 2 entries.

Application deadline: Friday,May 20, 2016

 

 

 

PLEASE PRINT CLEARLY

e-mail:___________________________________________________

Artist______________________________________________________

cell phone_________________________

Entry #1 title________________________________Medium________________

Size h_____w______Price___________

Entry #2 title________________________________Medium________________

Size_h_____w_____ Price___________

 

WAIVER OF LIABILITY: The undersigned hereby agrees to release and discharge WITVA, its directors and members, the Nathan D. Rosen Museum Gallery of the Levis JCC, its directors and staff, from any responsibility for damage or loss of any kind, on all works submitted for the “Art for Art’s Sake IV” Exhibition. I am aware that a total of 20% commission will be taken on any sale of my artwork made during the exhibit for the WITVA Scholarship Fund and the JCC.
All exhibitors must sign up for the following:

 

I will help with: Check in_________Reception_______take down______labels________program________

I will help with KOSHER Refreshments. Cookies_____fruit____vegetables_____other________________

 

I will attend the Awards Reception, Sunday. June 5, 1-4pm__________

# of GUESTS________

ARTIST’S SIGNATURE__________________________________

Date________________

 

 

For more information please contact:

Ann Schwartz – (561)737-4248  or annschwartz322@aol.com

www.witva.org

 

 

 

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

Gustave Wander Solo Exhibit And Levis JCC Pottery Guild Exhibit /Sale Begins April 3rd

Whether you prefer the tenderness of Gustave Wander’s watercolors—jazz musicians, light houses and landscapes—or the fascination of exotic totems and the symmetry of classic pottery, the latest exhibit at the Nathan D. Rosen Museum Gallery in Boca Raton will have something to delight the senses! The retrospective Solo exhibit gives tribute to Gustave Wander’s nontraditional career as a later-in-life watercolorist and a beloved teacher who has inspired countless students over the decades. The Annual Levis JCC Pottery Guild Exhibition and Sale brings together the fledgling works of new potters to the most accomplished master ceramicists—stimulating to both sight and touch.  The Rickie Report is pleased to share the details of these exciting events beginning with a Free Opening Reception on Sunday, April 3rd.  Everyone is invited, but please RSVP.

 

 

 

 

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Levis JCC in Boca Raton’s

Nathan D. Rosen Museum Gallery

at the Phyllis & Harvey Sandler Center

Presents:

 

Solo Exhibit by Gustave Wander, Watercolorist

The Levis JCC Pottery Guild Annual Ceramics Exhibition and Sale

Opening Reception

Sunday, April 3
 1 -4 pm

 

Free and open to the public: RSVP to 561-558-2520

Exhibit Runs April 3 through May 20

The Nathan D. Rosen Museum Gallery is free and open to the public.

21050 95th Avenue South, Boca Raton, FL
(enter off Glades Rd)

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Watercolor by Gustave Wander

Gustave Wander

 

Born in New York City in 1924, Gustave Wander spent much of his first career as a commercial artist, illustrating lighting fixtures for marketing use and working in the photoengraving business. Even during his time in the U.S. Navy, he was assigned to the CBs, where his ability to accurately draw was put to immediate use.

 

 

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Watercolor by Gustave Wander

 

 

 

 

 

After 25 years, he moved from a commercial artist to his passion—watercolors. Discarding the pencils of his illustrating days, Wander paints his scenes without sketching any preliminary outlines. His signature style has earned him 25 awards and numerous accolades. His original painting of musical stars Jack Teagarden, Eddie Condon, Louis Armstrong and Benny Goodman, instruments included, is part of the American Jazz Collection in the New York Public Library. A gentle, peaceful and eternally optimistic man, Wander has served as a role model and inspiration to many who thought the opportunity for them to develop as artists had passed them by.

 

 

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Watercolor by Gustave Wander

 

 

This solo exhibit bears testimony to his creativity and artistic energy—still painting and inspiring others at the age of 92!

 

 

 

 

 

 

Levis JCC Pottery Guild

Annual Ceramics Exhibition and Sale

From totems to tea pots, utilitarian, sculptural and decorative works of ceramics created by member of the Levis JCC Pottery Guild and master ceramicists Sylvia Rosen, Marilyn Wander and Gina Skillings are on display. Many items are available for sale.

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Totem by Gina Skillings

 

 

The Nathan D. Rosen Museum Gallery hosts exceptional exhibitions of works by local, national and international artists. Its mission is to encourage understanding of cross-cultural influences in the visual arts and include exhibitions in the visual arts, exhibitions of historical importance, contemporary art, folk art, and mixed media works.

 

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Pottery by Marilyn Wander

 

 

 

 

The Phyllis & Harvey Sandler Center at the Adolph & Rose Levis Jewish Community Center provides a welcoming environment and a sense of community for active adults of all ages to pursue high quality and enriching educational, cultural, social and recreational experiences. It is located at 21050 95th Avenue South, Boca Raton, FL 33428

 

 

The Levis JCC welcomes individuals of all ages, races, and religious affiliations living in South Florida.

www.levisjcc.org

 

 

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