D’Art for Art at Lighthouse ArtCenter = Opportunities for Artists and Art Lovers

The Lighthouse ArtCenter’s annual D’Art for Art is a major FUNdraiser!  For art lovers, it is a chance to enjoy a sumptuous cocktail and dinner party when ticketed guests take home a fabulous piece of art.  The donated art is judged by a well-known art expert and awards are given at the Artists’ Appreciation and Collector’s Party.  Your artwork will be displayed in some of the area’s most beautiful homes and best art collections.  There are NEW details for not only donating a piece of artwork, but SELLING a piece as well.  The Rickie Report shares the information here for artists and art lovers.

 

 

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Lighthouse ArtCenter Presents

D’Art for Art 2014

 

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The best ART party of the year! Enjoy an open bar, cocktails with hors d’oeuvres and a delicious gourmet dinner, plus leave with a fabulous work of art, all for the price of the ticket!

 

 

The ArtCenter is filled with exceptional artwork, jewelry and more, donated by local and national
artists. Drink, dine and when your name is called, “Dart” to an outstanding piece of art to take
home as the ultimate party favor!

New This Year!

 

Donating artists will also have an opportunity to SELL a work of art at the Artists’ Appreciation and Collector’s Party on Sunday, November 1st.  The art must be 8 inch x 8 inch finished size for 2D work or no larger than an 8 inch x 8 inch size for 3D work.  You will be provided blank canvases at NO CHARGE!! Commission on all sales will be 60% to the artist and 40% to LAC.

 

IMPORTANT: LAC is inviting collectors to attend the Artists’ Party and on that night only, they will be able to meet the artists and purchase a work of art!

 

This is a rare opportunity to have your work showcased in such a way.  The Rickie Report URGES you to look at the information and take part!

 

 

For more information contact Lighthouse ArtCenter at 561-746-3101 or www.lighthousearts.org

 

 

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

Global Call for Endangered Art Exhibit at Art Basel

What is “endangered”?  Ecosystems, animals, plants and the environment.  This is your opportunity to share your concern in the world of Art Basel – an International Art Fair in Miami.  The Rickie Report shared a Call to Artists last year, for Art Basel and the Endangered Art Show which benefits the Center for Great Apes.  The response was tremendous.  This year, we share this GLOBAL Call which has been expanded to Artwork, Photography and Wearable Art!  We urge everyone to respond and keep us posted so we can share your good news!  If your artwork does not relate to this subject and you know other artists who work does, please share this Call!

 

 

 

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ART, PHOTOGRAPHY, WEARABLE ART

DEADLINE: OCTOBER 3rd

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Please see full details at http://www.art4apes.com

 

 

 

 

Knuckles

Knuckles

 

 

Meet Knuckles:

My Character:  Special, Inspirational, Engaging

My Birthday: October 4, 1999

My Story

Knuckles arrived at the Center for Great Apes from a California entertainment compound when he was only two years old. He was believed to have been affected with cerebral palsy due to a lack of oxygen during his birth. His challenges were motor and muscle control, a weakness on the left side, and a lazy eye that didn’t allow him to focus on things.

 

 

 

Most two-year-old chimpanzees swing around actively and climb to tall heights, but Knuckles could not climb and barely walked when he arrived. When he was placed somewhere, he would just sit there until someone moved him. Although he couldn’t easily feed himself, he would eat if someone fed him.

 

 

Early MRI tests and EEG scans suggested that he was not likely to advance much and would stay the same or get worse. However, Knuckles has made steady progress and our expectations for him are all good.

 

 

 

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Center for Great Apes Sanctuary

 

After years of help from several dedicated volunteers and staff… as well as therapy from occupational and physical therapists who donated their time to help Knuckles, he has learned to feed himself, climb up and down steps, and pull himself up on special swings to hang upside down and play. He walks wherever he wants to go and occasionally runs when playing games of chase with other chimpanzees. He is very aware and cognizant of activities around him, likes to play and be tickled, and is very affectionate.

 

 

From the time of his arrival, he was introduced to Grub’s group through the mesh while still an infant. Grub, Toddy, Kenya, Brooks, and Noelle seemed to know Knuckles was “special” and have always been gentle with him. He eventually began having play sessions one-on-one inside the habitat with each of these chimpanzees, and can now tolerate about an hour of play, grooming, and running before he is exhausted. Every day, Knuckles spends time with Grub’s group standing outside the habitat where they can see him and touch him. Grub and Noelle are especially good with Knuckles and spend sitting next to him frequently grooming him. When the little female chimpanzee Kodua arrived from Hollywood at age two, she was introduced to the then 5-year-old Knuckles, and she also became one of his frequent playmates.

 

 

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Three-Story Chimp Habitat

 

Our goal has always been to get Knuckles to the point where he can have the companionship of other chimpanzees. Now an adolescent (and is more than 120 pounds), his therapy from staff is limited. But with the recent construction of a special indoor/outdoor enclosure suited to the needs of handicapped and geriatric apes, Knuckles has the opportunity to live in his own habitat where the other chimpanzees can spend all day next to him, or short periods inside the enclosure playing with him… or even overnight visits in Knuckles’ nighthouse.

 

Taking on the challenge of raising a severely handicapped chimpanzee had to be carefully considered when we were approached to take Knuckles at the sanctuary. But, he has continued to exceed most expectations of his potential and abilities and has enriched the lives of not only the chimpanzees he interacts with, but also the staff, volunteers, and visitors who have been inspired by him.

 

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Orangutans play in 25 foot tall arch with far reaching view

 

 

All proceeds, including entry fee, will go directly to the Center for Great Apes, a sanctuary for orangutans and chimpanzees . This is a great opportunity for artists to highlight what they feel is ENDANGERED, be a part of the excitement of Art Basel week and support a wonderful sanctuary.

 

The Center for Great Apes’ mission is to provide a permanent sanctuary for orangutans and chimpanzees who have been rescued or retired from the entertainment industry, from research, or who are no longer wanted as pets. The Center provides care with dignity in a safe, healthy, and enriching environment for great apes in need of lifetime care. The Center for Great Apes is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization and all contributions are tax deductible as allowed by law. www.centerforgreatapes.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

 

It’s Time to Apply for the 9th Annual Artfest on the Green

The Wellington Art Society is sending out a Call to Artists for their 9th Annual ArtFest on the Green. This outdoor show is well attended and has been the starting point for many emerging artists to take their next big step in the local and national art scene.  The Rickie Report shares the information and applications – for members and non-members. Cash prizes, recognition, and networking with art patrons…we know what a terrific opportunity this is and urge you to apply!

 

 

 

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Wellington Art Society

 

Call to Artists

 

ArtFest on the Green

 

January 31st & February 1, 2015

 

Wellington, Florida

 

 

 

The Wellington Art Society presents its 9th Annual Juried Fine Art and Fine Craft Show, ArtFest on the Green, to be held at the Wellington Amphitheater Saturday, January 31, 2015, from 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m., and Sunday, February 1, 2015, from 10:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.  Proceeds from this show will go toward the Wellington Art Society’s Scholarship Fund as well as other community programs.

 

Fees to the artist include a $25 non-refundable application fee and a $175 booth fee.  Artists will be judged for originality, creativity, technique, and booth design by an independent team of judges.  This show will award $2,000 in cash prizes.

 

Artists will be juried in.  All Fine Art and Fine Craft work must be designed and created by the artist.  Prints and duplications of your original artwork will be allowed, but the majority of the booth must be original art created by the artist.  Painting, sculpture, pottery, jewelry, textiles, woodworking, photography and other mediums will be considered.

 

This show will take place at the beautiful Wellington Amphitheater at 12100 W. Forest Hill Blvd. in Wellington, Florida during the peak Equestrian and Tourist Season and is free to the public. The Amphitheater includes an outdoor stage featuring live and recorded music throughout the event.  Food vendors and a youth art activity area will also be present.   Saturday morning, the City of Wellington will feature its Green Market in the adjacent parking lot.

 

 

Set up will occur Friday afternoon, January 30th, 2015.  Security will be provided overnight Friday and Saturday.  Artists will provide and set up their own 10’ x 10’ white tent, closing the sides overnight.

 

The Wellington Art Society will be advertising this event in the Palm Beach Post and the Town-Crier newspapers, as well as to over 1,200 local Chamber of Commerce members, The Rickie Report, “Where the Shows Are” and extensive social media.  Artists will have the opportunity to purchase ads in the event booklet, which will be offered free to art show attendees.

 

For more information, contact Adrianne Hetherington at  Tilemaker@aol.com   or  by calling 561-301-4498 or Leslie Pfeiffer at:   mysticway1@bellsouth.net or by calling  561-632-3677

Applications due DECEMBER 15, 2014 and are available on line at:

 

 www.wellingtonartsociety.blogspot.com   or

 www.wellingtonartsociety.org

 

 

ArtFest on the Green

 9th Annual Fine Art and Fine Craft Show Non-Member Application

 

SATURDAY, JANUARY 31, 2015, 9:00 AM – 5:00 PM 

SUNDAY, FEBRUARY 1, 2015, 10:00 AM – 4:00 PM

 

SET UP is on FRIDAY, JANUARY 30, 1:00 – 6:00 PM

TEARDOWN is on SUNDAY, FEBRUARY 1, 4:00 – 6:00 PM

 

Wellington Amphitheater, 12100 W. Forest Hill Blvd, Wellington, FL 33414

Application Fee (non-refundable) – $25

Booth Fee (one 10×10 Space) – $175

 

REQUIREMENTS

10 x 10 Artist Tents with sides (no tent stakes; weights must be used), tables, chairs and other displays are the responsibility of the artist.  Booths must look professional, and spaces are to be attended at all times.  Security will be provided overnight Friday and Saturday. This is an outdoor event, rain or shine.  Artist is responsible for Florida sales tax.  Liability for loss/damage to any property/artwork is that of the artist. Accepted art includes but is not limited to: pottery, sculpture, painting, photography, jewelry, glass, and woodworking. Refunds are not provided for accepted artists who are unable to participate in the show. Artists will be judged on the basis of originality, creativity, technique, and booth design, by an independent team of judges. This show will offer $2,000 in cash prizes.  One artist represented per booth.  Artists notified by email of acceptance or rejection.

 

SUBMITTAL DEADLINE IS DECEMBER 15, 2014.  For more information contact: Adrianne Hetherington: 561-301-4498, Tilemaker@aol.com, or Leslie Pfeiffer: 561-632-3677, mysticway1@bellsouth.net

 

 

 

ARTIST NAME: ______________________________________________

 

MEDIUM:_______________________________

 

BUSINESS NAME: __________________________________________________________________

 

ADDRESS: ____________________________________________

CITY, STATE & Zip:_______________________________

 

PHONE#: _________________ OR _________________

EMAIL: _____________________________________________

 

  • Please include 5 photos of your art work and one photo of your set up. CD’s accepted. 
  • Photos will be reviewed for quality of fine art, fine craft and booth presentation.  
  • Mail this portion of form with fees payable to: Wellington Art Society, Inc.

WELLINGTON ART SOCIETY, P.O. BOX 212943, ROYAL PALM BEACH, FL. 33421-2943

Please write Attention: ArtFest on the envelope.

Wellington Art Society, Inc., is a 501 © (3) non-profit organization.

 

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

 

 

 

Vacationing with Your Jewelry

John Bella has been designing and selling jewelry in downtown Stuart for a long time. His expertise is always appreciated. For jewelry lovers who collect and change out large holed beads on necklaces or bracelets, John offers specialty beads with a wide variety of Florida themes.  The Rickie Report shares some of his vacation tips for travel with your jewelry.  

 

 

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  • Many experts recommend leaving expensive jewelry in a secure place at home while on vacation, such as a safe deposit box.

 

  • However, if this isn’t an option, both Jewelers Mutual Insurance Co. and Jewelers Unblocked have offered tips that would be helpful for travelers.

 

  • Keep jewelry on when going through security at the airport. Taking it off and setting it aside to get scanned gives strangers the chance to steal it.

 

  • Use the two-key control safety deposit box or a secured vault if either are available at your hotel. It’s more secure than using the safe in the room, which should be used only for semi-valuable belongings. However, if that’s the only option, it’s better than leaving the jewelry out in the open.

 

  • Be selective about who is being let into the hotel room. Use the privacy sign if no hotel staff should be let in when the room is vacant.

 

  •  Use discretion when bringing any jewelry outside of the hotel room. Don’t wear items that will attract attention or “advertise” the valuables; keep rings turned inward and pendants or necklaces tucked under clothing.

 

  •  Remove jewelry–and keep it safely locked away–before getting into chlorinated pools, hot tubs, or the ocean, as chlorine and saltwater can damage precious metals and some gemstones.

 

  •  If jewelry has to be worn while swimming, check it often. Cool water makes it easy for jewelry to slide off as fingers constrict.

 

  • Check the insurance coverage on the jewelry to ensure that the pieces are adequately covered, whether they are left behind at home or taken on the trip.

 

  •  Be aware of surroundings and look alert and confident. Thieves target those who appear oblivious, distracted or timid.

 

About Bella Jewelry and Gifts

 

Bella Jewelry and Gifts has a fantastic selection of Sterling Silver Jewelry in Nautical, Celtic/Irish, Genuine Gemstone and Fashion Styles. We have a huge selection of Pandora Style Bracelet Charm Beads in Zable Brand plus our own Private Label line of Charm Beads which includes Custom Made “Local Beads” for Stuart, Jensen Beach, Hutchinson Island, Hobe Sound, Palm City, Port St. Lucie, Fort Pierce and the Treasure Coast. Our entire line of Charm Beads is Made In The USA. We call it our Treasure Coast Collection.

 

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“Florida Gator” Bead

We are known far and wide as “The Place To Go” for the largest selection of Quality Sterling Silver Nautical and Beach Jewelry  . Some of our Nautical Jewelry includes: Starfish, Sand Dollars, Mermaids, Manatees, Dolphins, Crabs, Sea Turtles, Sailfish, Marlin, Snook, Tarpon, Fish Hooks, Anchors, Propellers and so much more!  If it swims in the ocean or lake, we probably have jewelry for it.

 

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Atocha Coin Pendant

 

We have the largest selection of Treasure Coin Jewelry on the Treasure Coast and a great mix of gifts and accessories that are sure to please you. Whether making a self-purchase or finding that perfect item for everyone on your gift-giving list, Bella Jewelry and Gifts will exceed your expectations.  We are proud members of the Downtown Business Association of Stuart and we are listed with the Jewelers Board of Trade.

 

Fish Hook Earrings

Fish Hook Earrings

 

Our retail store is located in the heart of Historic Downtown Stuart, on the east coast of Florida in the area known as the Treasure Coast.   We were voted The Best Gift Shop on the Treasure Coast and in the Palm Beaches by the viewers of local ABC TV Channel, WPBF 25.

 

 

Bella Jewelry and Gifts is located at 39 SW Osceola Street

Stuart, FL 34994

STORE HOURS

 

November Thru May:

Monday thru Saturday 10 AM to 5 PM
Sunday 11 AM to 4 PM

June thru October:

Monday thru Saturday 10 AM to 5 PM
Closed Sunday

For more information please contact:

Bella Jewelry and Gifts  772-219-8648  

or email: info@bellajewelryandgifts.com .

Shop Online 24/7 https://www.bellajewelryandgifts.com

 

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

Rickie Leiter, Publisher

The Rickie Report

P.O.Box 33423

Palm Beach Gardens, FL 33420

Rickie@therickiereport.com

561-537-0291

Brewhouse Adds New Brews and Views in August

The Brewhouse Gallery is adding new draft beer selections to their already super stock of options!  Thursday, August 28th is the monthly Open House.   A wide range of coffees/ teas during the day and handcrafted beers/wine in the evenings  plus a full calendar of activities are offered: an art gallery, place to meet a friend, play a board game, share the Trivia mania or have a big laugh during the Comedy nights.  Bring your own food or take advantage of the food trucks that park nearby.  August is also a change-over month for artists, so stop by and see what is NEW on the WALLS!  Artists interested in selling their work at this vibrant venue should contact AJ Brockman.  The Rickie Report shares the details here.  

 

 

 

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The Brewhouse Gallery

ART + COFFEE + CRAFT BEER

Thursday, August 28th

6 – 8 pm

720 Park Avenue    Lake Park,FL

561.771.1641 | Facebook | BrewhouseGallery.com

 

 

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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

 

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ARTISTS:  

If you are interested in displaying and selling your work at the Brewhouse Gallery, please contact AJ Brockman!

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For more information about The Brewhouse Gallery please contact :

info@BrewhouseGallery.com  or call  561.771.1641

 Facebook | BrewhouseGallery.com

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

P.O.Box 33423

Palm Beach Gardens, FL 33420

Rickie@therickiereport.com

561-537-0291

 

Real Mail Fridays, Book Arts 101 Among Offerings From Jaffe Center for Book Arts

Remember receiving real letters in the mail?  Maybe you wrote to a pen pal overseas, or a thank you note for a gift.  The Jaffe Center for Book Arts at Florida Atlantic University’s Wimberly Library in Boca Raton, Florida  is the place to capture or recapture this art!  “Real Mail Fridays” takes place the first Friday of every month.  The Rickie Report shares the details about this and Book Arts 101.

 

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We’re already sick of summer. So are lots of other people, apparently, because folks are already registering for our October introductory immersion (and no wonder, it’s always our most popular… which is why we offer it twice).

 

BOOK ARTS 101: Hist Whist
Instructor John Cutrone

Your choice of two sessions:
Saturday October 25, 2014 or Sunday October 26, 2014
1 to 4:30 PM
Tuition schedule: Self-determined (your tuition is a gift to the JCBA Education Fund).

 

 

This Book Arts 101 workshop begins with the All Hallow’s Eve magic of “Hist Whist” by poet e.e. cummings. We tune into that Halloween spirit by turning our eye toward the spookier items in the Jaffe Collection followed by a visit to our haunted print shop as we work our spell to transmogrify you into a book artist, at least for an afternoon. Is anything what it seems? Who knows.

 

 

 

We’ll begin with a screening of a 20-minute video about JCBA and the amazing collection of artists’ books that is at its core. We’ll follow this with an in-depth viewing of some of the artists’ books in the collection––books that will entertain, inspire, and astound. We’ll honor the season and Halloween by finding some particularly spooky and autumnal books from the collection, and you can expect a local ghost story or two, as well, from the instructor’s cache of Convivio Dispatches from Lake Worth.
After a necessary break for coffee and cookies, we’ll move on to the JCBA Letterpress Studio, where each participant will print a sheet of paper from type set by hand out of JCBA’s collection of historic wood type. These sheets will be the covers for the books we’ll make, a brief history of the book arts that we’ll bind by hand in the Single Signature Pamphlet stitch, a simple bookbinding technique that you can use again and again in your own book projects. You’ll go home with a book you made yourself––one that you can read as sleep calls later that night, as you reflect on the new outlook on books (and maybe even life) that you’ve found earlier that evening at JCBA. “For there is great joy in knowing how to do things.” All levels.

 

 

To register:
http://www.library.fau.edu/depts/spc/JaffeCenter/workshops/book_arts_101_histwhist.php>
Should that link not work for you, go to www.jaffecollection.org and click WORKSHOPS.

 

 

BOOK ARTS 101: Still Summer
Instructor John Cutrone
Saturday September 13, 2014
1 to 4:30 PM
Tuition schedule: Self-determined (your tuition is a gift to the JCBA Education Fund).

 

This Book Arts 101 workshop is full but we are ready to start a waiting list in case we get cancelations. The theme of this one is “Still Summer” because here in Florida, summer takes all its sweet time leaving, and in these parts, September is no different from July or August. This workshop is designed to turn you into a book artist for a day, while we celebrate that summerness and even conjure some thoughts to show summer the door.

To add your name to that waiting list:
http://www.library.fau.edu/depts/spc/JaffeCenter/workshops/book_arts_101_stillsummer.php
Should that link not work for you, go to www.jaffecollection.org and click WORKSHOPS.
REAL MAIL FRIDAYS
Every First Friday of the Month
3 to 6 PM (come when you can, leave when you must)
JCBA’s Book Arts Gallery
Donation: $10

http://www.library.fau.edu/depts/spc/JaffeCenter/events/real_mail_fridays.php

 

Our next letterwriting social is next week on Friday September 5th, beginning at 3 in the afternoon and ending at 6. You supply 10 bucks, we supply everything you need to write great letters: papers (commercial papers, handmade papers), pens (all kinds of them, from ballpoint pens to dipping pens), rubber stamps and other mark-making supplies, cookies, coffee, tea, cocoa, postage stamps, good music and good company.

Visitors park in metered parking in the library lot. Parking is typically pretty easy on Friday afternoons!

For more information please contact:

John Cutrone, Director
JCBA: Jaffe Center for Book Arts
Florida Atlantic University Wimberly Library
777 Glades Road
Boca Raton, Florida 33431

www.jaffecollection.org
www.facebook.com/jaffecenterforbookarts

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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

Inaugural Celebration of Jewell’s Founders Day

The public is invited to an Inaugural Celebration to kick off  The Pioneers of Jewell  Commemorative Celebration in Lake Worth.  On August 19th, the Mayor of The City of Lake Worth will sign an official Proclamation citing August 22nd as “Jewell’s Founders Day”.  “Jewell” is the original name of what is now know as “Lake Worth”.  The public is welcome to attend a FREE event on August 22nd at South Shores Tavern.  You can be sure that future plans will include musicians, artists, storytellers as well as historians. The Rickie Report hopes you will read this article and get involved!

Commemorating Jewell Committee
Invites  You to An
Inaugural Celebration
Friday, August 22, 2014
6:30 – 9:00 pm
South Shores Tavern

502 Lucerne Ave at the corner of “M”  Street
Lake Worth FL   33460

On Friday, August 22nd, we will hold the first Celebration of the Lake Worth, Pioneers of Jewell Inaugural Commemoration.  It is the first in a number of activities that will be planned. Musicians, storytellers, artists and more people in the community will become involved. This is to celebrate the first settlers of the Jewell community (1885-1912) and to understand how to continue their vision of what is now Lake Worth.

At the August 22nd event, there will be an unveiling of the first “Jewell” postcard, created by Janet Villasmil.  In addition, the Committee will  reveal a new piece of artwork by Janet, which will be used as part of their fundraising efforts.  Everyone attending the Celebration will receive a FREE postcard.

According to the Lake Worth Historical Museum:

“The area that is now referred to as Lake Worth was settled a few years after Congress passed the Homestead Act of 1862. In 1896 Henry Flagler extended his rail line south from West Palm Beach; making Lake Worth much more accessible for new settlers. Much of present-day Lake Worth was once owned by Samuel and Fannie James, two former slaves. While the James’ where in possession of the property, the future townsite was referred to as Jewel. In 1911 Fannie James sold the core area of her land to Palm Beach Farms Company.”

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Janet Villasmil, community based artist, completed the painting shown above.  Fanny James is greeting the Barefoot Mailman. Her husband, Samuel James, is in the background bringing some barrels into the general store/post office.

She tells The Rickie Report, “We would like to invite: Artists, Musicians, Dancers, Storytellers, and anyone else who would like to come to this Celebration.  There will be appetizers for our guests as well. If there are any questions, please contact: Priestess Yogini NuRa-Dina at https://www.facebook.com/PioneersOfJewell

As Janet Villasmil says, “Dreams from behind can be dreams for the future.”  This is everyone’s opportunity to share not only their own history of Lake Worth, but any archival materials ( photos, paintings, pamphlets, posters, postcards, diaries, etc) that families might have in attics or closets.    For more information please contact: Janet Villasmil  at  njvillasmil@bellsouth.net

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

School Will Be in Session! Lighthouse ArtCenter September Semester Highlights

There is NEVER a stage of life when we cannot learn something new!  The Rickie Report urges you to take advantage of the varied courses from the Lighthouse ArtCenter which begin September 8th.  Not sure of a technique?  Considering a new hobby?  You can also have a BIRTHDAY ART PARTY here! This is the perfect place to begin!  More details are here.

 

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 The Lighthouse ArtCenter School of Art announces its Early Fall class and workshop schedule, which begin on September 8, 2014.  

 

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Mondays

  • Pastels, Drawing in Color
  • Portraiture
  • Beginning Ceramics ( NEW)
  • Realism in Painting
  • Artists’ Choice – Any Medium
  • Art of Collage & Painting  (NEW)
  • Open Studio
  • Drawing
  • Youth Draw and Paint
  • Teen Studio
  • Mixed Media Exploration (NEW)
  • Beginning Wheel (NEW)

 

 

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LAC Instructor Cara McKinley with Students

 

 

TUESDAYS

 

  • Beginning Painting
  • Figure Drawing
  • Wheel I
  • Art for the Homeschooled (ages 9-14)
  • Drawing for the Terrified
  • Sculptures in Color (NEW)
  • Beginning/Intermediate Digital Photography
  • Spirited jewelry making (NEW)
  • Youth Wheel

 

LAC Instructor David Randall's Photography Class

LAC Instructor David Randall’s Photography Class

 

 

 

WEDNESDAYS

 

  • Beginning Pastels (NEW)
  • Intro to Figure Drawing (NEW)
  • Wheel II
  • Make Beautiful Jewelry
  • Beginning Watercolor
  • Your Special Sculpture Project (NEW)
  • Open Studio
  • Special Needs Arts
  • Find Your Artistic Self (NEW)
  • Kid’s Clay
  • Realism in Painting
  • Photoshop Elements
  • Open Studio for ART PARTIES

 

LAC Instructor Alessandra Gieffer's Class

LAC Instructor Alessandra Gieffer’s Class

 

 

 

THURSDAYS

 

  • Paint What You Like
  • Artist Trading Cards (NEW)
  • Open Studio
  • Mommy and Me: Art and Storytime (NEW)
  • Open Portrait Studio
  • Beginning Landscapes
  • Handbuilt Ceramics
  • Drawing Studio (NEW)
  • Youth Art Tutoring (NEW)

 

LAC Birthday Party!

LAC Birthday Party!

 

 

FRIDAYS

 

  • Dynamic Composition (NEW)
  • Open Studio
  • Plein Air Painting
  • Beginning/Intermediate Watercolor
  • Abstract Painting

 

LAC Instructor Manon Sander's Class

LAC Instructor Manon Sander’s Class

 

 

SATURDAYS

 

  • Beginning Painting
  • Open Figure Studio
  • Open Studio
  • Special Needs 1st Saturday
  • Intermediate/Advanced Photography
  • Intermediate/Advanced Watercolor
  • Seashells, Sea Glass and Pearls

 

 

 

 

 

WORKSHOPS

 

  • Magic of Painting
  • Painter’s Tool Box
  • Studio Painting
  • Shibori Dyeing
  • Color Theory
  • Encaustic

 

For specific information about times, instructors and details please contact the Lighthouse ArtCenter School at 561-746-3101  or  LighthouseArts.org

 

 

 

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

 

Boca Raton Museum Art School Holds Open House for Fall Adult Art Classes

This is your opportunity to meet the teachers and check out the classes which will be offered this Fall at the Boca Museum’s Art School.  The public is welcome to attend this event on Saturday, August 23rd.  Register for a fall course during ‘Open House’ and receive a free one day pass for two to the Boca Museum of Art in Mizner Park.  The Rickie Report shares the details and knows that once you see the possibilities, you’ll have a hard time choosing!  There are half-term and full-term classes available.

 

 

 

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BOCA RATON MUSEUM ART SCHOOL

 

OPEN HOUSE!   for fall adult art classes

Saturday, August 23   1pm – 4pm

801 west palmetto park road, boca raton

561.392.2503

www.bocamuseum.org/theartschool

 

*  CERAMICS

                                                                   *  DRAWING

                                                                   *  JEWELRY

                                                                   *  PAINTING

                                                                   *  PHOTOGRAPHY

                                                                   *  PRINT MAKING

                                                                   *  SCULPTURE

 

The Boca Museum Art School is hosting an ‘Open House’ on Saturday, August 23rd from 1pm to 4pm.  You can meet teachers and learn about art classes for adults, visit the studios and see short demonstrations of pottery throwing, stone carving, print making and other art techniques.   Free refreshments and gifts from local art stores.   Check the website for additional events to be scheduled for Open House.  

 

 

Boca Museum School of Art, Kochi at Pottery Wheel

Boca Museum Art School, Kochi at Pottery Wheel

 

 

Classes start September 8th. 

Register for a fall course during ‘open house’ and receive a free one day pass for two to the Boca Museum of Art in Mizner Park.

 

The Art School offers classes for beginners to experienced artists.

 

Boca Museum School of Art

Boca Museum School of Art, Raheleh Filsoofi

 

 

 

The Art School is building its ceramics department. They have added a few new pottery wheels, a new kiln and will be offering additional evening and Saturday ceramics classes in the Fall.

 

 

Boca Museum School of Art, Chris Lopez

Boca Museum School of Art, Chris Lopez

 

 

This fall the Art School is planning a new schedule format. The first term will be split so that adults can register for the full term from Sept 8th to Oct. 26th or register for just half a term and start Sept 8th or September 29th.

 

 

Boca Museum School of Art, Misoo

Boca Museum School of Art, Misoo

 

 

New evening classes include painting, beginning drawing, and graphic novels.   Misoo Filan, Rahelah Filsoofi, Stephen Futej, and Chris Lopez are joining the excellent faculty.

 

Boca Museum School of Art, Carving Stone for Sculpture

Boca Museum School of Art, Carving Stone for Sculpture

 

The Art School has been active on facebook you can like them at http://www.facebook.com/bocaschool

 

 

 

In September will start Saturday afternoon workshops including:

 

 

Florida Black Coral Jewelry

 

Join expert Jeweler, Don Dietz, in this exciting workshop to create your own unique jewelry using Florida black coral. Saturday, September 13, noon – 5:00pm

 

Boca Museum School of Art, Monoprint Class

Boca Museum School of Art, Monoprint Class

 

 

Introduction to Print-making

 

Students create their own monotypes and relief prints; learn how to use the printing press and discover the processes of old masters and contemporary artists.  Saturday, September 13, 1:00 PM – 4:00 PM

 

Boca Museum School of Art, Oil Painting

Boca Museum School of Art, Oil Painting

 

 

Techniques of Oil Painting

 

Using the artworks in the Boca Museum examine and discuss a range of traditional techniques artists employ for specific effects or creating a mood, including alla prima, scumbling, and using the palette knife.  Meets at the Boca Museum. Sunday, October 5, 1:00 pm – 2:30 PM

 

 

Boca Museum School of Art, Making Egg Tempura

Boca Museum School of Art, Making Egg Tempera

 

Egg Tempera Painting

 

In this hands-on demonstration students learn how to grind the pigments with the egg to make paint and discover how to achieve the luminous surface through layers of thin paint strokes.  Saturday, October 11, 1:00 PM – 4:00 PM

 

Fabric Wall Hanging

Learn to make stencils and relief stamps of personal symbols and shapes to print onto dyed fabric to create your own 12” x 18” fabric artwork finished with a bamboo rod for hanging. Saturday, October 11, 1:00 PM – 4:00 PM
Instructor: Andrea Huffman

 

 

 

 

For more information about the Boca Museum School of Art, please visit:  bocamuseum.org/theartschool for information about upcoming art classes or Facebook: www.facebook.com/bocaschool

 

 

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

Jewelry Trends to Consider

Look at any fashion magazine: You will see jewelry and accessories to go with the new season’s clothing.  What to create for the fashion-conscious art patron?  The Rickie Report shares some insight into Jewelry Trends.  

 

 

 

 Jewelry Trends

 

 

From large, massive pieces of jewelry to a simple pair of stud earrings, it is clear that jewelry as an accessory is here to stay.  For artists who create jewelry pieces, it is important to understand the latest trends but at the same time, stay true to your own artistic self!   Thankfully, we live in an era where variety is not only accepted but embraced.  

 

 

METALS

 

  • Gold has always been the standard, but metals ( think silver, steel, bronze) are hot.  For those working with non-metallic mediums, think of these in terms of a color palette.  

 

  • Metal tubes ( check out your local hardware store or plumbing supplier)

 

  • Chains!  Even better: Multiple chains!

 

  • Watch parts and keys are still big influences

 

  • Wire – wrapped gemstones, cabachons, shells

 

  • Bent wire.  So you’re not into wire-wrapping.  A simple twist of metal is sometimes just enough to enhance a bracelet.
  • Stacked rings ( make them interchangeable, so your clients come back for more)

 

 

Organic

 

  • Be Colorful!

 

  • Consider different fibers  and various textures (check out a local knitting shop) 

 

  • Embroidery floss

 

  • Love a piece of fabric?  Make a wide bracelet!   (Addition of rhinestones or other bling is optional)

 

  • Bohemian styles

 

  • Native American styles

 

  • Woven with chevrons or intricate patterns

 

  • Stop during your walk at the beach and look for shells with natural holes

 

  • Up-cycle scrabble tiles, papers, photos, bottle caps

 

 

Leather, Wood, Etc.

 

  • Think male!

 

  • Think female!

 

  • Wide cuff bracelets with or without metal accents

 

  • Wood beads on leather

 

  • Wood beads with chain

 

  • Wood beads with rubber “O” rings ( get thee to your hardware store!)

 

  • A small portion of a driftwood branch can be wire-wrapped and hang as a simple pendant

 

 

Things to consider:

 

BODY JEWELRY

 

  • Think ABOVE the elbow for bracelets

 

  • Consider the FULL FOOT instead of just the toe rings

 

  • Arm cuffs

 

  • Bib necklaces

 

  • Ankle chains with charms

 

  • Long necklaces that can be worn in front OR in back ( to highlight some of the back-baring fashions)

 

  • Pearls NEVER go out of fashion!

 

 

There is no “right” or “wrong” with jewelry design.  We point out that as concern for easing neck pain and back pain increases, lighter – weight neck pieces are going to become “hot”.  Your patrons may have metal allergies, so be prepared to offer different earring wires.  AND don’t forget those who may not have pierced ears.  It is easy to convert pierced earrings into clips.

 

The Rickie Report looks forward

to sharing

YOUR jewelry creations with our readers.

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