Pelican Central Mosaic Arts Studio/Gallery Announces Grand Opening In Art-Friendly Fort Pierce On Saturday, October 13th

The mosaic ladies have arrived in Fort Pierce! If you’re interested in mosaics, you’ve heard of Diane Concepcion and Asia Booth! They’ve been creating/teaching mosaic art in Martin County for years. Diane and Asia have had studios in several locations, including an urban farm! Their journey has led them to Fort Pierce, which is experiencing a true renaissance.  The new studio, Pelican Central Mosaic Arts announces the Grand Opening Party on Saturday,  October 13th.  The studio is a special place that includes a gallery, plenty of classroom space, and resident artist Christine Fitzgerald of Christine’s Coastal Treasures. The new space is available for other artists to teach as well!   The Rickie Report shares the details and some sneak peeks.  Meet and greet the artists, take a look at the great studio space, ask about the classes, create a ‘Make and Take’, and share some refreshments.  While you are in Ft. Pierce, you’ll want to explore the Saturday farmers market, live music, water front, restaurants and many other art galleries in town.

 

 

 

Pelican Central Mosaic Arts

220 Orange Avenue     Ft. Pierce, Florida

Diane Concepcion    Asia Booth    Christine Fitzgerald 

 

 

 

 

Pelican Central Mosaic Arts

Announces   Its   Grand   Opening   Celebration

Saturday, October 13th

Noon – 6 pm

220 Orange Ave. Ft Pierce, FL    

 

 

Asia Booth and Diane Concepcion

 

 

Fort Pierce, the home of the A.E.Backus Museum and Florida’s beloved Highwaymen, is synonymous with art.   The city is alive with new restaurants, craft breweries, art galleries, art co-ops and all kinds of unique shops.  The long standing Saturday Farmers’ Market on the waterfront is as busy as ever. Every Saturday, not just during snowbird season-but all year long, you will find art vendors, food vendors, a green market with fresh local produce plus a big selection of artisanal food products and live music. The market has been a local tradition since 1997. Diane Concepcion and Asia Booth have both previously exhibited/sold their mosaics at the Art Connection, in the historic Arcade Building, an artist owned co-op with 30 plus artists of all types of media. Lively Fort Pierce’s downtown has an ever expanding art community and calendar of unique city events, like the Monthly Art Walk. That convinced them to stay!

 

 

 

Downtown Fort Pierce

 

 

The new studio, Pelican Central Mosaic Arts, has been open since September 1st, but the official Grand Opening party is Saturday, October 13th.  The new studio is a special place that includes a gallery, plenty of classroom space, and resident artist Christine Fitzgerald of Christine’s Coastal Treasures.  Diane, the founder of the original mosaic studio, was essentially self-taught until she retired and found time to study at the Union Square Art Cooperative in NYC. She continued working with the most highly regarded artists in the mosaic community. Diane loves mosaic garden art (stepping stones, flower pots, gazing balls) or functional art (house numbers, picture frames, table tops) but to sooth her artistic soul, it’s usually a pelican. Hence the name of the studio!

 

 

 

Pelican Mosaic by Diane Concepcion

 

 

 

Asia found her passion for mosaic art in high school. All it took was one project in a studio art class to have her hooked. From there she began to experiment with glass, and began creating stained glass mosaics in her spare time. Before she met Diane, she had been working out of her home and selling her art at fairs and shows. Now with more time and space to devote to mosaics, she loves to recreate video game characters, peacocks, and especially dragons out of glass. She also enjoys helping self- proclaimed “non-crafty” people to find their inner artist.

 

Mosaic by Asia Booth

 

 

 

Christine Fitzgerald has been a teaching artist for over 30 years. Her passion is helping her students to get their creative juices flowing…for them to enjoy creating…and not to be intimidated…all in a fun, relaxed atmosphere. Christine has taught all over the world on high end cruise ships for the last 18 years. She also started an art program at a local nonprofit, teaching adults with special needs to express themselves through art. Christine recently closed her coastal store and classroom in Jensen Beach, and is now excited to have an art studio in her own community of Ft. Pierce. Her resin art classes are all the rage, and fill up quickly, so don’t miss out! Come play, learn and create with Christine.

 

 

 

 

Christine Fitzgerald with one of her resin mosaic creations

 

 

 

 

 

The creatives of Pelican Central Mosaic Arts all give one-on-one or group instruction. There are studio hours by appointment or on ‘drop in days’. They have developed several classes which they give in the studio or ‘Out and About’ at locations around Martin and St Lucie counties, such as the highly popular Mosaic Jewelry class. Another fun ‘ladies night; class is the ever popular Coastal Shapes. In a 3 hour all-inclusive class you’ll make a fun coastal wall hanging in the shape of a seahorse, turtle, pineapple, mermaid or one of the many other shapes available.  The new space in Fort Pierce is available for other artists to come and teach as well!

 

 

Mosaic Jewelry Class

 

 

Tropical Shapes Class

 

 

 

For more information:

Diane Concepcion 732 804-4715

Asia Booth  772 682-9180

Christine Fitzgerald  561 601-9157

Look for more info and upcoming classes on our Facebook page

www.facebook.com/PelicanCentral

 

 

 

 

 

 

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17019 SW Sapri Way   Port St. Lucie, FL 34986

Elliott Museum Goes Back To 40s For A Swingin’ Fundraiser As “Thanks For The Memories Celebration of Bob Hope” Exhibition Continues Til Nov. 26th

On November 9th, the sleek and modern Elliott Museum will be transported back in time as it becomes the setting for Thanks for the Memories: A Celebration of the 1940s, Bob Hope, Frances Langford, the USO, Big Band Music, Swing Dance, and Golf!  Celebrating the Elliott’s “Bob Hope, An American Treasure” exhibit, this fun party will take you back to another era.  Dance the night away to the 40’s sound of the FDO-Big Swingin’ Band. Party in a USO Canteen with fun 40’s food and an open bar.  Their Cigarette Girl will have raffle tickets available, and you can bid on silent auction items. Pose for photos in a beautiful 1947 Packard, guarded by a WWII-era tank!.  The Rickie Report shares the details about this amazing FUNdraiser and urges you to get your tickets now!  Have a GOOD TIME for a GOOD Cause and reminisce those GOOD MEMORIES!  

 

 

825 NE Ocean Boulevard    Stuart, FL.

772-225-1961   www.elliottmuseum.org

 

 

“Thanks for the Memories” Fundraiser Event

at the

Elliott Museum

 

 

 

Bob Hope and Frances Langford eat at a mess hall in 1945 while on their USO Tour. Photo: Elliott Museum Archive

 

 

 

Thursday, November 9th

6 – 10 pm

Tickets are $100 per person or $180 per couple

RSVP to 772-225-1961 or email RSVP@elliottmuseum.org

You may also RSVP on our website at www.ElliottMuseum.org/events

All proceeds benefit the Elliott Museum’s Annual Giving Campaign

 

Frances Langford and Bob Hope perform in 1944 in the South Pacific. Photo by Bureau of Aeronautics; Elliott Museum Archives

 

 

On November 9th, the sleek and modern Elliott Museum will be transported back in time some 70 years when it becomes the setting for Thanks for the Memories: A Celebration of the 1940s, Bob Hope, Frances Langford, the USO, Big Band Music, Swing Dance, and Golf!  Celebrating the Elliott’s “Bob Hope, An American Treasure” exhibit, this fun party will take you back to another era.  Whether you’re “In the Mood for Love” or swinging to the beat of the “Boogie Woogie Bugle Boy”, you can dance the night away to the 40s sound of the FDO-Big Swingin’ Band. Try swing dance lessons or party in a USO Canteen with fun 40s food and an open bar. There will be prizes for the best 1940s costumes. Our Cigarette Girl will have raffle tickets available, and you can bid on our silent auction items. A WWII-era tank will stand guard while you pose with your guests for photos in our beautiful 1947 Packard.  

1947 Packard – Elliott Museum Collection

 

 

Since Stuart’s own Frances Langford is synonymous with the music of that era, it will be a particularly nostalgic evening for long-time Treasure Coast residents. You will enjoy the additions to the Bob Hope exhibit from the Elliott’s own Frances Langford collection.

“Bob Hope: An American Treasure”, on exhibit through November 26th, is a traveling show from the World Golf Hall of Fame in St. Augustine. The exhibit features many snippets of Hope’s long career, and many artifacts from his personal life. The exhibit was produced with the help of the Bob & Dolores Hope Foundation.   The Presenting sponsor is Strategic Retirement Group.

 

 

For more information about this event, classes, exhibits, workshops or membership:

The Elliott Museum is located at 825 NE Ocean Boulevard in Stuart, FL

772-225-1961

www.ElliottMuseum.org

Facebook: https://facebook.com/elliottmuseum

 

 

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17019 SW Sapri Way   Port St. Lucie, FL 34986

PGA/Verano Announces More Artists For November 4th “Festival Of Arts” Including Internationally & Nationally Acclaimed Painters

Club Talavera’s “Festival Of Arts” located at PGA/Verano in Port St. Lucie takes place on Saturday, November 4th.  This Free event will highlight fine art, functional items for the home and decorative handmade items.  The participating artists are of International and National acclaim and also include emerging artists.  Handmade in the USA! This is the perfect time to start shopping for yourself or others!  The Rickie Report shares the details and some sneak peeks.  You must RSVP to gain access through the security gate.  Details are in this article.  Proceeds will benefit Molly’s House.

 

 

 

RSVP by NOVEMBER 2nd  For Security Gate Access

 772-905-3996, or sandra.brickley@fsresidential.com

 

 

 

 Polymer necklace by Sarita and Marissa Neun

 

 

 


Gift Box by Maryann Baskoff

 

 

 

Painting by Karla Smith

 

 

P A R T I C I P A T I N G   A R T I S T S

 

Linda Akers – Handmade Greeting Cards

Mary Ann Baskoff – Handmade Decorator Boxes

Harry Burchell – Original Oils and Giclees

Diane Concepcion & Asia Booth – Mosaic Art & Jewelry

Mirtha Diaz – Handmade Jewelry

Amarilis Veliz Diepa  – Original Art

Margo Diieso –  Handmade Clutches and Wallets

Gail Erickson  – Handmade Clay Sculptures

Lorrie Goss – Handmade Fountains and Water Features

Jane Himebaugh – Original Paintings

Kim Kay –  Original Contemporary  & Abstract Floral Paintings

Patricia Kuhn –  Fused Glass Art

Rickie Leiter – One of a Kind Stone and Gem Necklaces

Aurea Migenis  – Original Artwork

Sarita And Rissa Neun  –  Polymer Clay Jewelry, Ornaments & Votives

Nadia Picinich – One of A Kind Mixed Media Art

Sue Ann Mosely Seleeby – Original Oil Paintings

Karla Smith – Original Paintings of Animals, Nature

Laura Tarquinio  – Original Acrylic Paintings

 

Handmade Wallets/Clutches by Margo Diieso

 

Original Art by Amarilis Veliz Diepa

 

Sculpture by Gail Erickson

 

 

 

Molly’s House is the dream project of a young girl named Molly Sharkey. At 12, she was diagnosed with chronic myelocytic leukemia. For the next 6 years Molly and her family traveled the US to find treatment for her rare type of leukemia. In some cities they were lucky to find a Ronald McDonald House where the family could stay and be close to Molly in the hospital. In other cities there was nowhere convenient for the family to stay.

 

 

 

This experience prompted Molly’s dream of building a house in her home town, Stuart, Florida, and make it available to any family who had a loved one being treated for critical care at Martin Medical Center. Molly died in May of 1992 at age 18,  Since then, her family and friends raised funds to build her dream house.  Since 1996, Molly’s House has provided a warm and caring environment for patients and families in a medical crisis. For over 20 years, Molly’s House has provided a home away from home to almost 20,000 people while they or a loved one were receiving medical treatment. Our Adopt a Family program subsidizes families who are unable to make a donation toward their accommodations. Molly’s House is available 24 hours a day, 365 days a year for our guests. We are staffed by volunteers and a night manager staff, a housekeeper, an operations manager, and a CEO.

 

For information about public events, volunteering or staying at Molly’s house please visit:

www.mollyshouse.org

 

 

PGA/Verano and Club Talavera  by Kolter homes:

 

 

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

 

Free “Festival Of Arts” At PGA/Verano Highlights Fine Art, Handmade Items Saturday, November 4th

Club Talavera‘s “Festival Of Arts” located at PGA/Verano in Port St. Lucie takes place on Saturday, November 4th.  This Free event will highlight fine art, functional items for the home and decorative handmade items.  The participating artists are of International and National acclaim and also include emerging artists.  Handmade in the USA! This is the perfect time to start shopping for yourself or others!  The Rickie Report shares the details and some sneak peeks.  You must RSVP to gain access through the security gate.  Details are in this article.  Proceeds will benefit Molly’s House.

 

 

 

 

 

RSVP by NOVEMBER 2nd  For Security Gate Access

 772-905-3996, or sandra.brickley@fsresidential.com

 

 

 Fused glass by Patricia Kuhn

 “Flower in the Moonlight Series”, Mixed Media by Kim Kay

“Verano Scene” Painting by Jane Himebaugh

PARTICIPATING   ARTISTS:

 

Linda Akers – Handmade Greeting Cards

Mary Ann Baskin – Handmade Decorator Boxes

Harry Burchell – Original Oils and Giclees

Diane Concepcion & Asia Booth – Mosaic Art & Jewelry

Margo Diesso –  Handmade Clutches and Wallets

Gail Erickson  – Handmade Clay Sculptures

Jane Himebaugh – Original Paintings

Kim Kay –  Original Contemporary  & Abstract Floral Paintings

Patricia Kuhn –  Fused Glass Art

Rickie Leiter – One of a Kind handmade Stone and Gem Necklaces

Sarita And Rissa Neun  –  Polymer Clay Jewelry, Ornaments & Votives

Laura Tarquinio    – Original Acrylic Paintings

Barbara Vennard  – Handmade  Personalized Note Cards

 

Personalized, Handmade Notecards by Barbara Vennard

 

Oil Painting by Harry Burchell

 

 

Molly’s House is the dream project of a young girl named Molly Sharkey. Molly was twelve years old when she was diagnosed with chronic myelocytic leukemia. In the next six years Molly and her family traveled the country to find treatment for her rare type of leukemia. In some cities they were lucky to find a Ronald McDonald House where the family could stay and be close to Molly in the hospital. In other cities there was nowhere convenient for the family to stay.

 

 

This experience prompted Molly’s dream of building a house in her home town, Stuart, Florida, and make it available to any family who had a loved one being treated for critical care at Martin Medical Center. Molly died in May of 1992 at age 18, but left behind her journal filled with her ideas.  Since her death, family and friends have raised funds to build Molly’s dream house. In April of 1995 a piece of property was purchased at 430 S.E. Osceola Street in Stuart on which to build Molly’s dream.  Since 1996, Molly’s House has provided a warm and caring environment for patients and families in a medical crisis. For over 20 years, Molly’s House has provided a home away from home to almost 20,000 people while they or a loved one were receiving medical treatment. Our Adopt a Family program subsidizes families who are unable to make a donation toward their accommodations. Molly’s House is available 24 hours a day, 365 days a year for our guests. We are staffed by volunteers and a night manager staff, a housekeeper, an operations manager, and a CEO.

 

For information about public events, volunteering or staying at Molly’s house please visit:

www.mollyshouse.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