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

 

 

 

 

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

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.

 

 

 

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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.

 

 

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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

P.O.Box 33423

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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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.
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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

September Events at Lighthouse ArtCenter are Plentiful

September is a month filled with events at The Lighthouse ArtCenter.  From the now-famous “ArtyBras” Exhibit, Plein Air display from the Maine and Italy tours, the Fashion Show and “Go Figure”,  get out your calendars! The Rickie Report shares an outline of each program in this article.

 

 

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Lighthouse ArtCenter

 

373 Tequesta Drive   Tequesta, FL

 

561-746-3101

 

September Overview:

 

ArtyBras

 

Plein Air Exhibit from Maine to Italy

 

“Go Figure” Exhibit

3rd Thursday Opening Reception

 

 

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September 10 to October 21, 2014

EXHIBITION: ArtyBras Exhibition

An exhibition of artist and survivor-made art bras, as well as a silent auction and fashion show to benefit the Margaret W. Niedland Breast Center at Jupiter Medical Center and the Lighthouse ArtCenter. Join supporters and survivors in this creative and uplifting exhibition and event!

 

 

 

Examples of ArtyBras, 2013

Examples of ArtyBras, 2013

 

 

"Go Figure"  Pastel by Barbra Broidy

“Go Figure” Pastel by Barbra Broidy

 

 

 

September 10 to October 25, 2014

 

EXHIBITION: Plein Air Display from Summer Tours to Italy and Maine

 

EXHIBITION: Go Figure: A Celebration of the Human Form

An open, juried exhibition glorifying the human figure in multiple mediums. See drawings, pastels and the work of sculptors and painters as they interpret the mass, geometry and perspective of our anatomy.

 

 

 

“The decision to present a collection of work based solely on the human form was chosen because there has not been anything of that specific or similar work shown at the ArtCenter in recent years. The ability to compare the viewpoints of different artists on how they translate the basic elements of the human body, themselves and those around them promises to be a intriguing journey. Viewers who find themselves inspired to create their own versions of the human form will find that the drawing and sculpture classes at the ArtCenter are led by some of the most skilled instructors in Florida.”

 

 

"Go Figure" Bronze by Eduardo Gomez

“Go Figure” Bronze by Eduardo Gomez

 

 3rd THURSDAY

Opening reception & Awards Presentation

 

Thursday, Sept. 18th

5:30 to 7:30 p.m. 

 

"Go Figure" by Manon Sander

“Go Figure” by Manon Sander

 

 

 

ABOUT LIGHTHOUSE ARTCENTER

 

The Lighthouse ArtCenter, a member-supported nonprofit organization, provides visual and performing arts for the community through unique collections, engaging exhibitions and cultural programs, a dynamic School of Art and diverse outreach activities. The Lighthouse ArtCenter School of Art is located at 395 Seabrook Road in Tequesta, Fla. For information please call (561) 748-8737 or visit www.lighthousearts.org.

 

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

Rickie Leiter, Publisher

The Rickie Report

P.O.Box 33423

Palm Beach Gardens, FL 33420

Rickie@therickiereport.com

561-537-0291

 

The Art of Display Part II

The Art of Display Part II looks at creating a warm and welcoming environment. If you have 2D artwork to display on walls or 3 Dimensional creations, here are some ideas you might consider when planning your exhibit space.   We advise you to visit a number of different types of exhibits to get ideas and see what might work for you.  If you are taking part in an outdoor event, remember to consider the elements (rain, wind, bright sun) and physical environment (sloping ground, pavement, rocky soil) as you make your plans. The Rickie Report shares an overview as well as some specific suggestions.  In Part III, we will look at lighting and quantities at the exhibit.  

 

 

The Art of Display Part II

 

 Space Planning

  • Before you arrive at the exhibit, determine how large your space will be (i.e. a 10′ x10′ space including the tent/ an 8′ table)
  • Are you providing the tent, table, chairs?
  • While it will cost more, it may be advantageous to contract with the promoter and rent these materials.
  • Will you have walls?  (Are they fabric to which velcro will adhere, wood, slat walls where you can hang special shelving, do you need U-pins?)
  • If you don’t have walls, can you build side and back barriers to better enclose your space and differentiate it from your neighbors?  (If you can, remember to use these barriers for display and storage)
  • Create a full both set-up BEFORE the show.  See how long it takes to set up everything, so you will be ready before the first customers arrive!  This is also an opportunity to ascertain if you will need helpers the day of the event.
  • Utilize every inch of your space.  That includes leaving room for people to come into your area and look around. Plan pathways for movement within your display area.

 

 

 

 A Welcoming Environment

 

  • Neatness counts!
  • Your booth should never compete with the items you are selling.  Give your customers a chance to rest their eyes on your product.
  • Don’t forget the floor.  A carpet remnant or even a large piece of canvas with colorful paint warms up your space and beckons people to step in.
  • Do you want a theme?   Warm tones of fabrics, rattan, palm leaves and sea shells convey a sea-related theme.  Wood turned bowls will look classy on fabric-covered boxes.  
  • Have you looked at your business cards?  Do they convey the same theme?
  • Consistency is a key factor!
  • Shelving depends on what you are selling.  Rustic pottery can be placed on planks with ladders on either side.  Contemporary fine crafts may need trim shelves.  Delicate items or jewelry may need to be behind glass.
  • Dress up a basic table.  Think: Scarf, placemats, table runner, table cloth with enough overhang so you can utilize the space under the table for storage.
  • Consider risers for the table legs to bring the surface closer to customers’ range of vision and reach.
  • Vary your display with objects of different heights.  You can have a lot of fun with this! Old suitcases, hatboxes, cake plates, lucite boxes or wrapped boxes are basics.
  • Think vertically!  Hanging wind chimes from the ceiling is a perfect way to bring your marketing message to customers.  If you can, place bamboo poles crisscrossing the ceiling. You can hang hand made masks or bird feeders from them.  Make sure you leave enough room for tall customers to feel comfortable without banging their heads!
  • Pedestals made with fabric sides can be used for display on 4 sides plus the top.  Bring velcro, drapery pins or U Pins to attach items to the fabric sides.
  • Pedestals of all shapes and heights can be found on the internet.  If you build your own, consider lightweight but sturdy material.  Carrying them, setting them up and being sure they will sustain a bump from a customer or gust of wind is important.
  • Make your booth memorable! If they have lost your business card and forgotten your name, they can describe your booth to another exhibitor.  Chances are, they’ll find you again!

 

 

 

The Art and Artistic Objects

 

  • Have a sign saying “If you don’t see what you are looking for, please ask”
  • Leave “white space” in between your displayed items
  • Give people’s eyes a place to rest while they are looking at your creations  (If you have too many pieces on a shelf, they will fee overwhelmed and walk away)
  • YES, some people like to “treasure hunt” through a myriad of objects. If you are selling beads, for example, it is OK to have a small box filled with beads for them to rummage through.
  •  BUT, this is not a tag sale. It is an opportunity to showcase your fine art and fine crafts, so ask a friend who will honest with you.  Is your exhibit too messy?  Too crowded?  Too sparse?
  • Have a photo album readily available for clients and potential clients to see what you have created in the past.
  • Take good quality photos
  • If you are selling artwork for walls, show photos of your artwork hanging on walls inside a home, on a yacht, in a business setting.
  • If you are selling wearable art, show your pieces on a model, not just mannequins.
  • Be ready to make an appointment to see if your artwork will actually fit on a potential client’s wall.  Your willingness to do this after the show hours shows your integrity and belief in customer service and satisfaction.

 

 

Look for The Art of Display Part III in an upcoming Rickie Report, where we will focus on other aspects of lighting your artistic creations!

 

 

 

 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

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Call For Artwork: “Exceptions to Gravity” From Artists In Florida

Artists in Florida are putting out a Call for Entries!  The theme for this exhibit is “Exceptions to Gravity”.  The artwork will be displayed at The Plaza Theater in Manalapan during the one-man show with “Avner The Eccentric”.  Avner Eisenberg is an internationally renown performance artist, Broadway and film actor as well as a mime.   The deadline for entries is October 18th.  The Rickie Report knows that this is a special opportunity to “think out of the box” with your entries!

 

 

 

Artists in Florida

Present a Call For Entries

“Exceptions to Gravity”

 

 

  • $30 for up to 5 image entries and $5.00 for anything over 5.

 

  • Members can enter up to 5 images for free.

 

  • Anybody who wishes to join Artists in Florida for the yearly membership price of $125.00 can enter this and future calls to The Plaza Theatre for free along with other chosen venues.

Important Dates:

  • The deadline for submission is October 18
  • Drop off is October 28th

 

 

For more information about this exhibit or other events Artists in Florida offer, please contact Jackee Swinson at  561. 714. 4871 or email info@artinfl.org

 

 

 

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

Rickie Leiter, Publisher

The Rickie Report

P.O.Box 33423

Palm Beach Gardens, FL 33420

Rickie@therickiereport.com

561-537-0291

 

 

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

 

 

 

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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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Third Annual “50/50″ is a Win/Win/Win for the Armory Art Center, Art Lovers and Artists

Everyone is invited to attend the Armory’s 3rd annual 50/50 — a live art event and auction. Watch 50 emerging and established artists create one piece each…then­ bid on the art the same night! Starting bids are only $50. Admission includes wine and beer with food truck on-site. The Rickie Report suggests you mark your calendars for September 13th and get ready to bid with guest auctioneer Jennifer Ross!  Tickets are now on sale – don’t get closed out of this FUNdraising event!

 

 

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The Armory Art Center

Invites You to Their

Third Annual 50/50

Saturday, September 13, 2014

5:30–9:00 p.m.

$25 in advance. $30 at the door

1700 Parker Avenue | West Palm Beach, FL

 

VISIT ARMORYART.ORG OR CALL 561.832.1776 X 33

TO PURCHASE YOUR TICKETS TODAY!

 

 

 

Jennifer Ross, Auctioneer

Jennifer Ross, Auctioneer

 

 

Jennifer Ross has been in the South Florida radio market for 33 years! No wonder she is looked upon as an icon, not only in the radio local radio industry, but in the market as a whole. Jennifer is a huge Ohio State Buckeye fan (her alma mater), the New England Patriots, the Boston Red Sox and the Boston Celtics. Can you tell she’s from New England?

She’s the proud mom of 2 beautiful daughters, loves all her animals (2 horses, 6 dogs, 3 cats, an annoying cow named Karma, 2 snakes, 2 bearded dragons and a couple of killer goldfish) and would marry George Clooney in a heartbeat.  

Jennifer loves to cook and eat Italian food, anything seafood, especially Maine lobster, enjoys horseback riding, gardening and reading. Jennifer sits on the board for LEAF (Law Enforcement Assistance Foundation) a charity that provides financial support to Palm Beach County police officers injured or killed in the line of duty. She has been involved with the March Of Dimes since 1981. For 2-years, she co-chaired the Saks 5th Avenue “Key To The Cure” event, which benefits breast cancer awareness, and currently sits on the board. She’s also involved with the ARC of Martin County, The Arthritis Foundation, Peggy Adams Animal Rescue League, JDRF, The Cystic Fibrosis Foundation, the Palm Beach County Sheriff’s Office Community Outreach Program and many more….

 

 

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Tickets are now on sale now: 50 artist 50 bucks!   You’re invited to join the Armory’s 3rd annual 50/50 — a live art event and auction. Watch 50 emerging and established artists create one piece each…then­ bid on the art the same night! Starting bids are only $50. Admission includes wine and beer with food truck on-site.   The event takes place on Saturday, September 13, 2014 from 5:30–9:00 p.m. Tickets may be purchased $25 in advance. $30 at the door.  (Ages 12 and under admitted free.)  The event takes place at the ARMORY ART CENTER  located at 1700 Parker Avenue in West Palm Beach, FL.  It is Open to the Public.

 

For more information or to order tickets

please visit:  ARMORYART.ORG or CALL 561.832.1776 X 33

TO PURCHASE YOUR TICKETS TODAY!

 

 

 

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561-537-0291

Three Calls to Artists for October in Lake Worth

What a great opportunity to share THREE Calls to Artists for different exhibits all happening in Lake Worth!  The Rickie Report hopes you enter these exhibits and share your artistry!  Let us know your good news when you get accepted! 

 

 

 

October in Downtown Lake Worth

Three Calls to Artists 

 

 Three Artist Events in October

 

on J Street in Downtown Lake Worth

 

J Street in Downtown Lake Worth will be the epicenter of Arts Activities throughout the month of October.  Calls are going out to artists throughout the county for two artist exhibits and a major Arts Streets Festival that will span the entire downtown J Street blocks, North and South. 

 

 

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CALL TO ARTISTS #1-  A Cat-O-Strophic Event-   (Interpretations of Cats in Any Arts Medium)  Hosted by Clay Glass Metal Stone Gallery, 15 South J Street in downtown Lake Worth.

Open to 2D and 3D Artists in all mediums.  Artists may enter up to 2 pieces of current work  (40 artists will be accepted.)  The exhibition will open on Saturday, October 4 and run through Tuesday, October 14.  It will be open during Art-Ober Fest, which draws huge crowds to the street and gallery.  5000 postcards and invitations are being  printed and distributed to every animal shop, clinic, shelter and veterinarian in the county.  Expected in attendance are cat art lovers from all over. For an application, contact Joyce@flamingoclaystudio.org or visit CGMS Gallery, 15 South J Street- Lake Worth FL 33460.   

 

 

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CALL TO ARTISTS #2- Art-Ober Fest 

This popular street arts Festival will be expanding to J Street, both North and South of Lake Avenue. Four performance areas are being planned. Affordable booth space is available for hundreds of artists.  The festival will take place on Saturday, October 11.  Contact Propaganda for an application. Booking@PropagandLW.com

 

 

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CALL TO ARTISTS #3- Day(s) of the Dead (Open to all Interpretations) Hosted by Clay Glass Metal Stone Gallery, 15 South J Street in downtown Lake Worth.

 

The Day of the Dead is celebrated annually in Mexico on November 1st, coinciding with the observation of All Saint’s Day. The Day of the Dead is a uniquely Mexican celebration, a cultural festival resembling Halloween in many ways, but with more cultural and spiritual meaning. The holiday combines elements of Catholicism with ancient Aztec symbolism, and honors the spirits of departed ancestors and loved ones who are believed to return to earth to join in the celebrations.  The  exhibit begins on Friday, October 17 and continues through November 4. Open to 2D and 3D Artists in all mediums.  Artists may enter up to 2 pieces of current work.  For an application, contact Joyce@flamingoclaystudio.org or visit CGMS Gallery, 15 South J Street- Lake Worth FL 33460.   

 

 

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

 

 

 

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Rickie@therickiereport.com

 

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Ilene Adams on the Road

There is still time for vacation!  The Rickie Report was happy to share some suggestions of art-related places for Ilene Adams to visit as she and her husband, Norm, drove north ending up in Massachusetts.  Ilene, a multi-talented artist in her own right, helps other artists market their work.  Ilene’s artwork can be found at Art on Park (Lake Park) and OSGS (Northwood). She shares her travelogue with our readers as well as some fascinating exhibits and sites.

 

 

 

Ilene Adams On The Road

 

 

Every summer, my husband drives to New Jersey to see his father.  I did that trip in reverse 22 years ago, when one daughter was 3 and I was pregnant with the other one.  I swore I would never do it again.  This year we were invited to one of my best friends son’s wedding in Massachusetts so it made sense that we would combine the trips and drive.  I did my best martyr routine and said I would bite the bullet and make the drive up with my husband. To cope with the long ride decided I would make the most of it and visit old friends, New York and some museums and Mass MoCA in the Berkshires near where the wedding was to be.

 

 

 

 

Armed with Sirius radio and a 1000+ page book on my Nook, we began the journey north on Father’s Day.  We stopped in Jacksonville for lunch to see my youngest daughter (the one I was pregnant with) and then headed up to North Carolina for our midway stop and arrived in New Jersey on Monday.  Tuesday morning I woke up early, eager to visit my old stomping grounds in NYC and took New Jersey Transit to meet my older daughter, Kayla. We visited the Metropolitan Museum of Art where there were several exhibitions I looked forward to seeing.  

 

 

Sculpture from "The Lost Kingdoms"

Sculpture from “The Lost Kingdoms”

 

 

Lost Kingdoms, an exhibit of Hindu-Buddhist Sculpture of Early Southeast Asia was one of them. There were about 160 sculptures on loan from the earliest kingdoms of Southeast Asia known as the “lost kingdoms”. It was an amazing collection to see and a once in a lifetime opportunity as it was never seen before in its entirety and most likely won’t be again.

 

 

 

Next stop was the inaugural exhibition at the newly renovated Costume Institute that examined the career of legendary twentieth-century Anglo-American couturier Charles James (1906–1978. It explored James’s design process, specifically his use of sculptural, scientific, and mathematical approaches to construct revolutionary ball gowns and innovative tailoring that continue to influence designers today. The retrospective features approximately sixty-five of the most notable designs James produced over the course of his career, from the 1920s until his death in 1978.   It was beautifully curated and used high tech analytical animations along with text, x-rays, and vintage images to tell the story of each gown’s intricate construction and history. 

 

 

 

Quote from Charles James

Quote from Charles James

 

 

 

 

 

The rooftop installation by Dan Graham is the second in a new series of site-specific commissions for the Museum’s Roof Garden. Comprising curves of steel and two-way mirrored glass set between ivy hedgerows, Graham’s structure is part garden maze, part modernist skyscraper facade. Viewers who enter the work are transformed into performers; in glimpsing their own reflections, they are also made acutely aware of the act of looking.

 

 

 

Dan Graham Exhibit @ Met

Dan Graham Exhibit @ Met

 

 

 

Leaving the museum we strolled through Central Park and had the chance to see Swiss artist Olaf Breuning’s Clouds at the southeast entrance of Central Park, at 5th Avenue and 60th Street. They are 35 feet tall held aloft among the trees. The six bright blue clouds are made of polished and painted aluminum.

 

 

"Clouds"

Olaf Breuning’s “Clouds”

 

 

After dinner in New Jersey with the family, we went back to New York on Wednesday to visit Kayla in her new apartment by Brooklyn’s Prospect Park. I had been to the New York Botanical Gardens many times but had never been to Brooklyn’s and was pleasantly  surprised by its size and beauty.

 

 

At the Brooklyn Botanical Gardens

At the Brooklyn Botanical Gardens

 

The Botanical Garden, called the premier horticultural attraction in the region by The New York Times, is New York City’s natural wonder, where no matter what the season, something is always in bloom. There are many different gardens with different themes including the Japanese Hill-and-Pond Garden, the fragrant Cranford Rose Garden, the children’s Discovery Garden, and  the Steinhardt Conservatory, containing the world famous C.V. Starr Bonsai Museum. Everything was in bloom and there was a constant riot of color where ever one looked.

 

We spent a few days in New  Jersey visiting friends and then we headed to Lenox, Massachusetts to a great bed and breakfast and a fabulous meal.  After living in Florida for 11 years I was enthralled with the mountains, the trees, the winding roads the fresh air and the quaint shops and galleries. 

 

 

MassMoCa

MassMoCa

 

Saturday morning after a delicious breakfast we jumped in the car and headed to North Adams and Mass MoCA, a museum that did not exist when I lived in Massachusetts and one I have been wanting to visit. I surprised at the size of the complex and what an incredible job was done in converting the factories into a magnificent art space. The design and architecture alone is worth the trip. 

 

 

MassMoCa Tower

MassMoCa Tower

 

Mass MoCa is housed in a converted manufacturing facility that is a vast complex of 19th-century factory buildings. The site’s 26 buildings form an elaborate system of interlocking courtyards and passageways rich with historical association. Bridges, viaducts, elevated walkways, and red brick facades lend a distinct architectural ambiance to the complex. 

 

 

 

Upside Down Tree Sculpture at MassMoCa

Upside Down Tree Sculpture at MassMoCa

 

 

There were several exhibits throughout the complex as well as outside sculptures and installations. Occupying one of the large buildings, a historic mill, with three floors of work is the Sol LeWitt: A Wall Drawing Retrospective. Taking nearly six months of intensive drafting and painting by a team of some sixty-five artists and art students, Sol LeWitt: A Wall Drawing Retrospective installed the show and it will remain on view for twenty-five years.

 

 

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Sol LeWitt Exhibit

 

Sol LeWitt: A Wall Drawing Retrospective comprises 105 of LeWitt’s large-scale wall drawings, spanning the artist’s career from 1969 to 2007. These occupy nearly an acre of specially built interior walls that have been installed—per LeWitt’s own specifications. It is unbelievable to see the scope and intricacies of this work.

 

 

 

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Teresita Fernandez Exhibit, “As Above So Below”

Teresita Fernández: “As Above So Below”  exhibit combines graphite and gold to create a series of immersive, interconnected installations whose scale shifts from intimate to vast, from miniature to panoramic. Fernández’s largest solo exhibition to date, As Above So Below is made up entirely of new works.

 

Detail of Fernandez Exhibit

Detail of Fernandez’ Exhibit “Sfumato”

 

 

 

Fernandez’s “Sfumato” (Epic), is a large-scale site-specific installation that spreads across the walls of the museum’s central galleries like an organic swarm. The work consists of over 40,000 small rocks of raw, mined graphite – each with a small, hand-drawn, graphite mark, almost like a cosmic trail – emanating from each fragment. In its entirety, “Epic” functions as a constellation. Up close, individual graphite elements and clusters become miniaturized landscapes of their own.

 

 

Darren Waterston, "Filthy Lucre"

Darren Waterston, “Filthy Lucre”

 

Darren Waterston: Uncertain Beauty is the painter’s D installation “Filthy Lucre” — the centerpiece of Uncertain Beauty — is a contemporary re-imagining of James McNeill Whistler’s 1876 decorative masterpiece Harmony in Blue and Gold: The Peacock Room. Waterston became fascinated with The Peacock Room both for its unrivaled union of painting and architecture and for its dramatic story of patronage and artistic ego.The artist reimagines and transforms the room into one of decaying extravagance.

 

 

 

Patkin Rug

Izhar Patkin Rug from “The Wandering Veil”

 

 

 

Izhar Patkin: ” The Wandering Veil” is the long-awaited survey of works by the Israeli-born, New York-based artist Izhar Patkin takes over the museum’s largest gallery. This is a fascinating exhibition of the artists works on sheer materials. 

 

 

"Dead Shoshana"

“Dead Shoshana” from The Wandering Veil Exhibit

 

 

 

Many of the works are room-sized images printed on fabrics and and are based on the poems of Agha Shahid Ali. There are several rooms wall size paintings in ink on pleated illusion (tulle curtains), 14 x 22 x 28 each.  There were also some of his sculpture and smaller paintings including Persian rugs painted on screening and other works on various fabrics. http://www.izharpatkin.com/ 

 

 

 

Izhar Patkin Sculpture

Izhar Patkin Sculpture

 

 

There were several other artists’ works shown as well including Mark Dion’s The Octagon Room, In Transit: Between Image and Object, Anselm Kiefer; The Dying of the Light; Film as Medium and Metaphor and Franz West sculptures. I have included some of the images and images of the other parts of Mass MoCa and you can go towww.MassMoCa.org to see more.

 

 

All in all , after 3400 miles, it was a great trip and I had the opportunity to see a wide variety of art , friends, family and landscapes. Maybe I won’t wait 22 years for the next trip!

 

Art-Related Links

 

 

http://www.bbg.org/ (Brooklyn Botanical Gardens)

For more information about Ilene Adams’ artwork or professional art services, please visit:

www.IleneAdamsInc.com

www.IleneAdamsFineArt.com

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

Rickie Leiter, Publisher

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Rickie@therickiereport.com

561-537-0291