Jaffe Center For Book Arts’ Wayzgoose Festival On August 25th Offers SO MUCH, You Have To Read This Article!

The Jaffe Center for Book Arts at FAU is bringing renown print artist Ben Blount to the center for the Wayzgoose Festival on Saturday, August 25th. Ben headlines a great day of print and craft projects, live music, games, and JCBA’s first ever Makers Marketplace inside FAU’s Wimberly Library. Take the “Make A Dent” Workshop with Ben on Sunday, August 26th! The Rickie Report shares the schedule and preview of the activities. Some events are free and others require prepayment. Tell your friends, mark your calendars and RSVP!!  What’s a wayzgoose?  Read the article!

 

 

 

 

LIBRARY WAYZGOOSE FESTIVAL

Saturday August 25th

10:30 AM  to 5:30 PM

Jaffe Center for Book Arts and throughout FAU’s Wimberly Library 3rd Floor East

FREE ADMISSION plus FREE PARKING in the nearby parking garage!

 

Workshop With Ben Blount: “Make A Dent”

Sunday, August 26th

10 AM to 4 PM
JCBA Letterpress Studio at FAU’s Wimberly Library

 

Jaffe Center for Book Arts

777 Glades Road   Boca Raton, Florida 33431

 

 

 SO… WHAT EXACTLY is a WAYZGOOSE?

A Wayzgoose is a popular celebration for book artists and papermakers, but especially for printers. If you hang around places like the Jaffe Center, “Wayzgoose” is a word you’ll hear every now and then. It’s got its origins in old English printers’ celebrations that traditionally fell on Bartlemas––St. Bartholomew’s Day (the 24th of August). By the arrival of Bartlemas each year, printers began to light lamps and candles in their shops for typesetting, for sunlight, like summer itself, was quickly waning. And so on that day, a good printshop proprietor would bring in not just the lamps and candles, but also some good food and strong ale to boot. Was there goose involved? Perhaps. All we know for sure is this annual printers’ celebration became known eventually as a Wayzgoose, a name now forever (and happily) tied to the book arts.

 

 

 

Facebook Event page (we’d love to know if you’re coming and we’d love if you shared it with friends):
https://www.facebook.com/events/2175712072716906/

 

 

Convivio Bookworms, One of the Makers Marketplace Vendors

 

 

We’re taking over the third floor east of our home base, FAU’s Wimberly Library, for our 2nd Annual Wayzgoose Festival! Here’s what you can expect at this one, our best yet:

•  Activist Printer BEN BLOUNT of Evanston, Illinois http://benblount.com, will be running print demos all day in the Print Shop. Ben will deliver a ‘Gallery Talk’ in the Book Arts Gallery at 3.  Alongside Ben’s activist spirit, we’ll have the League of Women Voters here ready to register voters.

•  LIVE MUSIC all day with some of our favorite local musicians: Humble Waters (11 to 2) and Ella Herrera (2:30 to 5:30).

•  Plenty o’fun! CORNHOLE games by Nailed It Wood Creations. CRAFT PROJECTS: Printing, of course, in the Print Shop, and we’ll teach you how to make your own traditional paper printers’ hats from newspaper. Plus we’re transforming the Bindery with the installation of a Jaffe Collection piece that we rarely display: the Contemplation Tent by Louise Silk. Inside the tent: an exquisite corpse community writing project––each writer writes two sentences based on the sentence they see above. The goal? A wonky and entertaining short tale. (It’s a tradition that goes back to the Surrealists, so…)

•  Local makers! The WAYZGOOSE MAKERS MARKETPLACE throughout the library’s 3rd floor east wing. We’ll be selling our usual wonderful doughnuts plus, for this market, fresh artisan breads from Louie Bossi’s Ristorante, Bar & Pizzeria.

  • Plus a White Elephant Sale benefitting JCBA’s Dorothy Hamilton Memorial Scholarship Fund.

Flamingo Paradise, Another Vendor at the Makers Marketplace

WORKSHOP: “Make a Dent”

Instructor Ben Blount

Sunday August 26, 2018 from 10 AM to 4 PM

 

Since the early 16th century the printing press has been used to share important information with the public. From announcements and warnings to propaganda and praise, the power of the press has been used for centuries to tell important stories. Author and literary icon Studs Turkel said the purpose of life is “To make a dent.” In this workshop, we’ll work with wood type to create posters with bite. We will make a literal and figurative impression (without damaging the type) by printing bold messages on paper. Do you have something important to say? Come to this workshop and put it down on paper.

 

Tuition Schedule & Registration:

$135 General Public / $125 FAU Faculty & Staff, Students from other Institutions / $115 FAU Students

Advance registration is required for all JCBA workshops. JCBA collects tuition day of workshop. Cash is preferred, but checks and credit cards are accepted, as well.

Full details here: http://www.library.fau.edu/depts/spc/JaffeCenter/workshops/make_a_dent.php

 

BIO:
Instructor Ben Blount was born and raised in Detroit. He is a designer and letterpress printer that loves type and putting ink on paper. Sometimes he turns what he prints into books. His work explores questions of race and identity and the stories we tell ourselves about living in America. Truth tellers and rabble rousers in all areas of popular culture inspire his work—from Dave Chapelle and Kara Walker to Mos Def and Amos Kennedy. He learned a lot about design at Washington University in St. Louis, a lot about printing at Columbia College Chicago, and filled in the gaps with mentors and practice. www.blountobjects.com

 

Red Panda Homemade Soaps and Candles

 

Find directions, information on FREE PARKING for this event:
http://www.library.fau.edu/depts/spc/JaffeCenter/events/wazygoose.php

 

MORE… 

Here’s another great workshop to keep you cool this summer while broadening your horizons.

• New! SOAP MAKING 101
Learn all about melt and pour soap making.
Instructor Kelly Sullivan
Sunday August 26, 2018
10 AM to 2 PM
JCBA’s Book & Paper Studio at Historic Building T6
Tuition: $45 general public / $40 FAU faculty & staff, students from other institutions / $35 FAU students
Full details and registration information here:
http://www.library.fau.edu/depts/spc/JaffeCenter/workshops/soap_101.php

 

 

 

Our goal is to help you be the best human you can be.
John

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
Instagram: @jaffecenterforbookarts

 

 

 

 

 

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Will You Be Selling Your Wearable Art At Whitespace Col-lect in Palm Beach, Boca Raton, Miami, Naples and Chicago?

Elayne Mordes of Whitespace Collection, will introduce a premiere Boutique Event, “Collect 1-2-3-4-5”, showcasing the best in wearable design: jewelry, textiles, and sculptural accessories.  She is seeking the ultimate in wearable art to be represented at venues in Boca Raton, Miami,Palm Beach, and Naples, Florida, plus Chicago, Illinois.  Artist deadline to apply is September 15.  The Rickie Report shares the details here and urges you to apply, share with other artists and mark the dates!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

CALL FOR UPSCALE WEARABLE ART

 

Application Deadline: September 15, 2018

Whitespace Collection introduces a premier boutique event, Collect 1-2-3-4-5, showcasing the best in wearable design: jewelry, textiles, and sculptural accessories.

Seeking the ultimate in wearable art, with items priced at a minimum of $80 per item, and maximum of $1500 per item (approximately). Items may be one of a kind or in multiple, but should have the level of craft and innovation expected for the upscale market.

10 artisans will be selected and featured for each event
Artists can apply for more than one event or all of the events.
Juried and hosted by Whitespace – The Mordes collection, West Palm Beach, Florida.

 

Whitespace has established the  brand, featuring work by fine jewelry artisans at the Boca Raton Museum of art, Aqua Art Fair – Miami, Art Palm Beach, Art Wynwood – Miami, Boca Raton Art Fair and now Chicago, Naples and the Fine Art, Antique and Jewelry Fair, numerous upscaled charitable boutiques and art events among others, and has attracted a following, retaining a large number of collectors of unique wearables. Collect 1-2-3-4-5, could be the unique opportunity for you to reach this select audience, as the boutique will be for one weekend each month, during the peak of collector season. All artists that exhibit in the Collect 1-2-3-4-5, unique will also be considered for inclusion in future Whitespace art fair events as part of the Collect Team!

 

 

LOCATION: (INDOOR EVENT)

Whitespace Collection, 2805 N. Australian Ave, West Palm Beach, Fl 33407 www.whitespacecollection.com

BOUTIQUE INFORMATION:

1.  November, 2018

Friday, Nov 9, 6pm – 10pm

Saturday, Nov 10, 12-4

Sunday, Nov 11, 12-4

 

2.  December, 2018

Saturday,  Dec 1, 12-4

Sunday, Dec 2, 12-4

 

3. January, 2019

Friday, Jan 11, 6-10pm

Saturday, Jan 12, 12-4

Sunday, Jan 13, 12-4

 

4. February, 2019

Saturday, Feb 2, 12-4

Sunday, Feb 3, 12-4

5. March, 2019

Saturday, Mar 2, 12-4

Sunday, Mar 3, 12-4

 

FINANCIAL RESPONSIBILITY:

– -$20 one time jury fee to accompany the application. If accepted:

–  If selected, the fee to participate is $250 for 1 event/1 indoor table, and payment will act as guarantee of inclusion. Artists may apply for multiple events.
–  If accepted for more that one event: 2 events – $225 each, 3 or more events $200 each.
–  Artists will keep 80% of each sale
–  Artist are to arrive 2 hours ahead of each event to unload, set up, and check in.
–  Artist will be able to leave items overnight and can not remove their display until the event ends, at thelisted time.
–  All decisions of the curator/jurors are final.
–  If accepted, you give Whitespace Collection the right to publish submitted images for publicity of Collect 1-2-3-4-5.

 

 

TERMS:

–  Artists MUST be present for set-up and for the open hours of each event in which they participate.
–  Artists will be given a 4 foot table, and receipt books. Artists must bring any necessary display items, or if hanging textiles, provide their own racks.
–  Artists must bring a small standing sign with their name.
–  Artists much have each item for sale tagged with the price.
–  Whitespace will process all sales by cash or credit card ( no checks) using triplicate receipts provided by Whitespace.
–  Whitespace will pack and wrap all items sold.
–  Payment to artist will be within 10 days of event

 

APPLICATION CHECKLIST:

Include the following in an email to whitespacecollect@gmail.com

Name:
Email:
Phone:
Mailing Address:
Dates (Select at least two preferences of date from the list, in order of preference).
Describe your work, in a few words:
Send 4 or more images with the following info:
Image #1
Title
Medium
Size/Dimensions
Price (include 20% commission):

APPLICATION DEADLINE:

Your complete application must be received by September 15, 2018.
All info to be sent to whitespacecollect@gmail.com
Further questions to : Sloan Hemmer – Event coordinator 561.827.6623     Whitespace@mordes.net

Whitespace THE MORDES COLLECTION
2805 N. Australian Ave West Palm Beach 33407
www.whitespacecollection.com
whitespace@mordes.net
561.842.4131

 

 

 

 

 

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Box Gallery Shares Art Calls For 2018 – 2019 Exhibition Season

The Box Gallery, founded by Rolando Chang Barrero, offers a gorgeous, flexible 4,000 square-foot, centrally located space.  It can accommodate artists’ needs, from performance art to installation works.  Barrero offers an undetermined number of future possibilities to show works that have yet to be created!  The Rickie Report shares Art Calls for the 2018-2019 Exhibition Season, including: “Breaking Boundaries /Unity 2018”,  “The Art and Text of American Culture”, ” We The People: Politics, Propaganda, and the Arts”, “Push! Pinhole Photography and Other Processes”, and “Conceptualism 2019”.  We are richer, when we share art and culture.  Kudos to The Box Gallery for giving us the space to do it!

 

 

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

Palm Beach Fine Art Collections
http://palmbeachfineartcollections.theboxgallery.info/

 

 

Art Calls for The Box Gallery 2018-19 Exhibition Season

http://palmbeachfineartgallery.blogspot.com/2018/08/art-calls-for-box-gallery-2018-19.html

APPLICATIONS and GUIDELINES FOR SUBMISSIONS

Upcoming Exhibition Art Calls:

 

 

 

 

Deadline for submissions: August 20, 2018

Breaking Boundaries /Unity 2018

Breaking Boundaries /Unity 2018 is an exhibition of works by artists working collaboratively in form or substance without regard for race, gender, sexual identity, age, or creed.

The exhibition celebrates the collaborative works and processes of  a unified art community.
Exhibition Dates: September 15- September 28, 2018
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Deadline for submissions: September 1, 2018

Commentaries:

The Art and Text of American Culture
Exhibition Dates: October 6- October 30, 2018

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Deadline for submissions: October 1, 2018

We The People:

Politics, Propaganda, and the Arts

Exhibition Dates: November 1, 2018- November 09, 2018

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Deadline for submissions: October 20, 2018

Push!
Pinhole photography and other processes
Exhibition Dates: November 16-December 14, 2018

___________________________

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Deadline for submissions: November 15, 2018

Conceptualism 2019
Exhibition Dates: Jan 11 to February 16, 2019

 

APPLY:

http://palmbeachfineartgallery.blogspot.com/2018/08/art-calls-for-box-gallery-2018-19.html

 

 

 

 

 

 

About Rolando Chang Barrero:

Artist, curator, and arts advocate, Rolando Chang Barrero, is a graduate of the School of the Art institute of Chicago.  With over 30 years of experience in in the arts, Rolando Chang Barrero, began his career in the late 70’s as graphic designer at  Diamond Dust, Michael T Shirts Inc.   By the early 80’s he helped developed a fashion line “Dust” for the company which took them into the New York Fashion Industry and into the trendiest shops in New York City, Hollywood, Miami, San Francisco, Chicago, and Detroit.  He resides in West Palm Beach, FL and maintains a working professional art studio in Boynton Beach, FL.  The co-founder and curator of Art Synergy is the recipient of many awards including: Ryerson Traveling Fellowship, Congressional Letter of Commendation, Best New Art Exhibit by New Times, Best Art Walk, and a Sony Grant.

 

For more information about these exhibits, renting space or exhibiting your work:

Rolando Chang Barrero

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

Palm Beach Fine Art Collections
http://palmbeachfineartcollections.theboxgallery.info/

Visit us online:
www.TheBoxGallery.Info
Read our blog
http://palmbeachfineartgallery.blogspot.com/

 

 

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Before Caryl Pomales Offers 3 Day Workshop At New Studio For Visual Arts, She Reminds Us Why Artists Should Never Stop Taking Classes!

Caryl Pomales understands that creativity is not a quantifiable skill that can ever be officially mastered. It is a skill and a muscle that you must exercise to maintain, sharpen, and keep limber. Living a creative life is a marathon of continually cultivating curiosity and artistry. A runner does not quit stretching and training after completing a marathon; nor should the painter ever quit expanding his or her skill set. The Rickie Report shares her exciting announcement: Caryl will host a 3 Day workshop in October, PAWS- “Painting Animals with Spirit” at the New Studio For Visual Arts in Tequesta!  We give you all of the details, including a discount, how to receive her blog, and some sneak peeks!

 

 

Caryl   Pomales   Fine   Art

 

Artist, Caryl Pomales

PAWS: “Painting Animals With Spirit!”

Thursday, October 11, 2018

 

The New Studio of the Visual Arts

1615 Cypress Dr. Suite 1 Jupiter, FL 33469

Phone: 561.295.5712
Email: info@thenewstudiova.net

 

 

Cost: $390.00 (Special Autumn Session Pricing)

A supply list will be provided in plenty of time, (at least a few weeks in advance), for you to order and receive your supplies or to get your existing supplies organized and ready for for this exciting workshop! Please bring a standard size 8 1/2 x 11 printed photo image of the animal you will be painting. (If you don’t have an image to work with please let me know at least a week in advance, you are welcome to work from one of my images).

ENROLLMENT INSTRUCTIONS: Email info@thenewstudiova.net or submit form on https://www.thenewstudiova.net/contact

Be sure to mention PAWS, “Painting Animals with Spirit”  October Workshop in the subject area.

FOR A LIMITED TIME ONLY, I am offering a $20.00 discount coupon to my “Artsy Tips” subscribers. 

To get your coupon code emailed to you, sign up at https://carylfineart.lpages.co/artsy-tips-redo/

INCLUDE THE COUPON CODE WHEN YOU ARE PLACING YOUR ORDER!

 

 

 

“Lilac Breasted Roller” by Caryl Pomales

 

 

Caryl tells The Rickie Report,  “There is much to gain from being a perpetual student of the arts, continually participating in studies, reading, practicing, and taking classes. Amateurs and professional artists alike should continue their painting pursuits in a classroom, and here are just a few reasons why”.

 

  • Working on your craft. While you may have works displayed in galleries, sold dozens of paintings, or taught your own course, artistry is your athletic pursuit. You’ve completed your “marathon,” and it’s time to stretch and train for your next race!

 

  • Opening your mind to a different perspective and technique you may not have experienced, thought about, or mastered. There is always room to learn and adopt new styles, adding to your artistic toolbox. This will, without a doubt, help you create adventurous and dynamic work.

 

 

  • Renewed attentiveness. Sometimes, after being away from a class for a while, the artist can start to lose some of their creative curiosity. A learning environment constantly pushes the artist to grow, experiment, try new things, and look at the world a new way. Returning to a course is a great way to revive that crucial skill, reopening the eyes, heart, and mind.

 

 

  • Kindness among fellow artists. A workshop or class is an incredible opportunity to meet other painters at all stages in their lives and careers. Having a solid network of fellow artists is incredibly fulfilling, and one of the best places to meet this community is at a workshop!

 

 

  • Striving to further cultivate your artistry by never settling into complacency. Those who pursue the constant betterment of their craft have the most satisfying and inspiring careers.

 

 

  • Heal, relax, sooth, and relieve stress. Classes are, in addition to being productive, wonderfully enjoyable! They are a great place to set an artistic “reset” button and enjoy a creative and supportive learning environment.

 

 

  • Ownership of your talent and skill. Classes remind you both what you know and are remarkably skilled at as well as you can improve upon, and give you the opportunity to work on the latter.

 

 

  • Painting, and doing what you ultimately love, amongst others who feel the same way!

 

 

“Juicey Fruit” by Caryl Pomales

 

 

What does this spell?   W-O-R-K-S-H-O-P!  

Caryl says, “Let’s continue our pursuit of creative curiosity and commit to being perpetual students together”.

 

Just one example of perpetually studying Caryl’s art- One of her paintings-in-progress!

 

 

 

Caryl Pomales has studied with many accomplished artists including, Alessandra Gieffers, Julia Kelly, Peggy Kirkwood, Nancy Medina, Dennis Perrin, Dreama Toll Perry, & Mary Bentz-Gilkerson.  Recent recognitions include an award for her impressionistic style, bold brush stroke and vivid color painting, “Picasso-Le Chat” from the 39th Annual Members’ Show at the Lighthouse ArtCenter/Gallery. Her paintings were exhibited at the Members 6th Art of Association collaborative-juried exhibit featuring artists from sixteen Art Associations located throughout Palm Beach and Martin Counties in Florida and one of 27 artists featured in “Size Matters”, at The Lighthouse ArtCenter in Tequesta, FL.  In addition, she was honored to be invited as a SOLO artist to exhibit at the Sewall’s Point Town Hall in Sewall’s Point/Stuart, FL.  Caryl is an active member of Artists of Florida-LLC, North County Art Association, Benefactor and Artists’ Guild Member of the Lighthouse Art Center, The Arts Council of Martin County FL, Elliott Museum/ Stuart, FL, The Lake Worth Art League, Wellington Art Society, Friends of Jonathan Dickinson State Park and The Audubon Society, Martin County FL Chapter.

 

For more information about Caryl’s artwork and to sign up for her  blog:

Caryl Pomales

CarylFineArt.com

https://www.facebook.com/carylfineart/

321.412.3490

 

PAWS- “Painting Animals with Spirit”
https://bit.ly/2Lwk3H1

Link to the New Studio of The Visual Arts announcement:
https://bit.ly/2AuKesn

 

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August At The Boca Raton Museum Of Art School Includes Youth, Faculty Exhibits And An Open House With Demos And Raffles

After 10 exciting weeks of Youth Summer Art Camp, The Boca Raton Museum School of Art is ready to share the work from its artistic campers and celebrate their amazing talent at a Free Exhibition on Sunday, August 12.  Stop by the Free Open House on Saturday, August 25 to meet the faculty, enjoy demonstrations and raffles!  The Art School’s Faculty Exhibition takes place on August 30.  The Rickie Report shares the details and some sneak peeks.  The new semester starts September 4th, with over 120 classes per week!

 

 

 

 

Boca Raton Museum of Art – The Art School
801 W. Palmetto Road     Boca Raton FL 33486
561-392-2503

bocamuseum.org/theartschool

 

 

August  Around  the  Art  School:

 

 

Youth Summer Art Camp Exhibition

August 12    1-3 pm

 

 

 

After a very productive and exciting 10 weeks of Youth Summer Art Camp, we are ready to share the work from our artistic campers and celebrate their amazing talent. Please join us on Sunday, August 12 from 1 to 3PM at the Boca Raton Museum of Art in Mizner Park for the closing reception. Campers, family and friends will have the opportunity to visit all exhibitions at the Museum for free only on that day.

 

 

 

 

OPEN HOUSE: 

Saturday, August 25, 1-4 pm

 

 

A fun afternoon to meet the teachers, visit the studios and see demonstrations of art techniques such as Drawing, Painting, Pottery, Ceramics and Clay Sculpture, Photography, Textiles Transformation, Japanese Flower Arrangement, Graphic Novels and Jewelry. Youth and Teen art classes also available for registration during Open House.  Raffles for art supplies, Gift Certificates and much more!

 

 

 

 

Art School Faculty Exhibition:

“Replenish and Rejuvenate”

Thursday, August 30

Opening Reception:   5 – 6 pm

Artist Talk:  6 – 7:30 pm

 

 

Painting by Vicki Siegel

 

 

Replenish and Rejuvenate is the name of the Art School Faculty Exhibition, featuring diverse expressions of art, oscillating from Photography to Textile Transformations, instructors are showing their essence and passion for art in each piece exhibited.

              Painting by Shawn Escott

 

Please Join us at the Boca Raton Museum of Art in Mizner Park. Opening reception from 5 to 6 PM. Artist Talk Event from 6 to 7:30 (Speakers to be announced on website).

     

      Ring by Sol Filippi 

                      

           

Fall 2018 – Spring 2019

Classes for Adults, Teens, and Youth 

 Begin Tuesday, September, 4 2018

Start Date End Date Weeks Holidays (No Class)
Term 1 Tuesday, September 4, 2018 Saturday, October 27, 2018 8 9/3, 9/10, 9/19
Term 2 Monday, October 29, 2018 Saturday, December 22, 2018 8 11/22, 11/23, 11/24
Term 3 Monday, January 7, 2019 Saturday, March 2, 2019 8 1/21, 2/18
Term 4 Monday, March 4, 2019 Thursday, April 18, 2019 7 4/19, 4/20, 4/21
Term 5 Monday, April 22, 2019 Saturday, May 25, 2019 5

Term 1 –  Starts on September 4th. The Boca Raton Museum Art School welcomes students to register for the Fall term, with over 120 classes per week, there is something for everyone, whether you are a complete beginner or an advanced artist in Painting, Masters’ Studio, Ceramics, Drawing, Jewelry, Clay Sculpture, Textiles, or Photography, we have a class or a Workshop for you! The Art School also offers after School and Saturday classes for Youth and Teens.

Photography by Lew Lautin

 

Textile Transformation with Andrea Huffman WED 12 -3PM

Art Metal Clay Jewelry in Silver or Bronze with Jane Levy

Wednesdays and Fridays from 9 AM to Noon and 1 to 4PM

Explorations in Art, ages 5 to 7 with Maria Weiss, Tuesdays from 4 to 5:30 PM

Teens Digital Photography Mondays &Tuesdays 4:30 to 6:15 PM with Lew Lautin

 

An Art class could be your healing instrument, your road to serenity, your path to discover an amazing talent.  Looking forward to seeing you in our studios!

 

 

 

 

For information go to:

website http://www.bocamuseum.org

or call 561-392-2503

801 West Palmetto Park Rd. Boca Raton FL 33486

https://www.bocamuseum.org/artschool

 

 

 

 

 

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“Drawing Basic Portraits, Simplified” By Bernard Hoffman, Is Revolutionary With Step-By-Step Instructions

Bernard Hoffman has taken his life long experience with drawing and painting to write a book to help people who claim they cannot draw, to actually create portraits!  A member of the Portrait Society of America, Hoffman has shown his work at every American Embassy in the world, plus the Whitney Museum of Art, Benjamin Franklin Institute, Metropolitan Museum, and too many to name in this introduction.  The Rickie Report shares the details and some sneak peeks of his book, “Drawing Basic Portraits, Simplified”.

 

 

 

 

 

 

Bernard Hoffman starts off by telling The Rickie Report, “Drawing portraits can be rewarding and fun”.  He has devised typical proportional guides, with a step-by-step tutorial that will make it easy for any beginner or landscape artist to follow. Plus, he clarifies details for artists who want to draw better portraits.

 

Various portraits by Bernard Hoffman

 

 

He goes on to say, “No two faces look alike, yet everyone has two eyes, ears, mouth, and nose. They will vary from face to face, so pick your pose and begin sketching!”  He urges us to follow each step carefully, working with light strokes and then moving to darker strokes, continually adjusting our drawing to the individual features of our model.   Bernard stresses the importance of good light and paying strict attention to each minute detail.  He shares, “Draw not only what you see, but incorporate what you learn.  Remember, this is only a starting guide”.  There are many comments from hobbyists to professional artists, who have honed their skills with Bernard’s assistance.  His workbook/textbook shows that learning the relationships of facial details is not only possible, but something you can become proficient in!

 

 

 

Bernard Hoffman has been drawing and painting since elementary school. At age 10, he was awarded a scholarship to The Little Red Schoolhouse art classes in Greenwich Village.  At age 12, he received a scholarship to the Brooklyn Museum of Art, and the next year, he was accepted to the High School of Music & Art.  He received a scholarship to the School for Art Studies, followed by a scholarship to attend the Pratt Institute.  In addition, he attended classes at the Art Students League, winning many awards and exhibiting his paintings in galleries and museums.

 

Pastel Portraits by Bernard Hoffman

 

 

Within months of graduation, Bernard served in the US Navy Air Force during the Korean War, using his special skills for recruitment, training, and illustration of classified Navy Air Force projects.  After his service, Bernard founded Benaul Associates, an art studio in New York City. His company grew into a full strength advertising agency, where he did everything except the bookkeeping. He was also an Art Director & Production Manager for a magazine for 16 years before he retired.

 

 

 

In 1952, Bernard was commissioned to paint 16 original color illustrations to commemorate Benjamin Franklin’s 250th birthday.  They were produced as souvenir stamps for a historical and biographical album describing episodes of Franklin’s life. They found their way into US Embassies around the world as well as to international and national corporations. This achievement was recorded in the US Congressional Record and Mayor Wagner of New York unveiled mural enlargements of these paintings at the New York Art Director’s Club. While reproductions of Bernard’s artistry can be found in textbooks, one is also hanging next to Norman Rockwell’s  “Ben Franklin” picture.  The original paintings are part of a public collection of “The Free Library of Philadelphia”.

 

 

 

 

 

 

Since his retirement, Bernard has taught portrait painting in Pennsylvania and in Florida.  He is a member of the Portrait Society of America and has received numerous awards including the Department of Parks Art Contest, Society of Illustrators, and National AAA Poster Contest, to name a few.  Bernard’s paintings are part of private and corporate and international collections.

 

 

To contact Bernard Hoffman about his book, lessons or his artistry, please  contact him at benaul@yahoo.com, or to purchase his book go to Amazon.com or barnesandnoble.com

 

 

 

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Whitespace Collection Calls For Upscale Wearable Art! Venues Include: Palm Beach, Boca Raton, Miami, Naples, FL and Chicago

Elayne Mordes of Whitespace Collection, will introduce a premiere Boutique Event, “Collect 1-2-3-4-5“, showcasing the best in wearable design: jewelry, textiles, and sculptural accessories.  She is seeking the ultimate in wearable art to be represented at venues in Boca Raton, Miami,Palm Beach, and Naples, Florida, plus Chicago, Illinois.  Artist deadline to apply is September 15.  The Rickie Report shares the details here and urges you to apply, share with other artists and mark the dates!

 

 

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CALL FOR UPSCALE WEARABLE ART

 

 

Application Deadline: September 15, 2018

Whitespace Collection introduces a premier boutique event, Collect 1-2-3-4-5, showcasing the best in wearable design: jewelry, textiles, and sculptural accessories.

Seeking the ultimate in wearable art, with items priced at a minimum of $80 per item, and maximum of $1500 per item (approximately). Items may be one of a kind or in multiple, but should have the level of craft and innovation expected for the upscale market.

  •  10 artisans will be selected and featured for each event
  • Artists can apply for more than one event or all of the events.

 

Juried and hosted by Whitespace – The Mordes collection, West Palm Beach, Florida.

 

Whitespace has established the page1image7504 brand, featuring work by fine jewelry artisans at the Boca Raton Museum of art, Aqua Art Fair – Miami, Art Palm Beach, Art Wynwood – Miami, Boca Raton Art Fair and now Chicago, Naples and the Fine Art, Antique and Jewelry Fair, numerous upscaled charitable boutiques and art events among others, and has attracted a following, retaining a large number of collectors of unique wearables. Collect 1-2-3-4-5, could be the unique opportunity for you to reach this select audience, as the boutique will be for one weekend each month, during the peak of collector season. All artists that exhibit in the Collect 1-2-3-4-5, unique will also be considered for inclusion in future Whitespace art fair events as part of the Collect Team!

 

 

LOCATION: (INDOOR EVENT)

Whitespace Collection, 2805 N. Australian Ave, West Palm Beach, Fl 33407 www.whitespacecollection.com

BOUTIQUE INFORMATION:

1.  November, 2018

 

Friday, Nov 9, 6pm – 10pm

Saturday, Nov 10, 12-4

Sunday, Nov 11, 12-4

 

2.  December, 2018

 

Saturday,  Dec 1, 12-4

Sunday, Dec 2, 12-4

 

3. January, 2019

 

Friday, Jan 11, 6-10pm

Saturday, Jan 12, 12-4

Sunday, Jan 13, 12-4

 

4. February, 2019

 

Saturday, Feb 2, 12-4

Sunday, Feb 3, 12-4

 

5. March, 2019

 

Saturday, Mar 2, 12-4

Sunday, Mar 3, 12-4

 

 

FINANCIAL RESPONSIBILITY:

– -$20 one time jury fee to accompany the application. If accepted:

  • –  If selected, the fee to participate is $250 for 1 event/1 indoor table, and payment will act as guarantee of inclusion. Artists may apply for multiple events.
  • –  If accepted for more that one event: 2 events – $225 each, 3 or more events $200 each.
  • –  Artists will keep 80% of each sale
  • –  Artist are to arrive 2 hours ahead of each event to unload, set up, and check in.
  • –  Artist will be able to leave items overnight and can not remove their display until the event ends, at thelisted time.
  • –  All decisions of the curator/jurors are final.
  • –  If accepted, you give Whitespace Collection the right to publish submitted images for publicity of Collect 1-2-3-4-5.

 

TERMS:

  • –  Artists MUST be present for set-up and for the open hours of each event in which they participate.
  • –  Artists will be given a 4 foot table, and receipt books. Artists must bring any necessary display items, or if hanging textiles, provide their own racks.
  • –  Artists must bring a small standing sign with their name.
  • –  Artists much have each item for sale tagged with the price.
  • –  Whitespace will process all sales by cash or credit card ( no checks) using triplicate receipts provided by Whitespace.
  • –  Whitespace will pack and wrap all items sold.
  • –  Payment to artist will be within 10 days of event

 

APPLICATION CHECKLIST:

Include the following in an email to whitespacecollect@gmail.com

  • Name:
  • Email:
  • Phone:
  • Mailing Address:
  • Dates (Select at least two preferences of date from the list, in order of preference).
  • Describe your work, in a few words:
  • Send 4 or more images with the following info:
  • Image #1
  • Title
  • Medium
  • Size/Dimensions
  • Price (include 20% commission):

 

APPLICATION DEADLINE:

Your complete application must be received by September 15, 2018.  

All info to be sent to whitespacecollect@gmail.com

 

Further questions to : Sloan Hemmer – Event coordinator 561.827.6623     Whitespace@mordes.net

 

Whitespace THE MORDES COLLECTION

2805 N. Australian Ave West Palm Beach 33407

 

 

 

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Work Space And Equipment In Jewelry/Metalsmithing Studios Available For Rent At Armory Art Center

Work space and equipment in the Jewelry/Metalsmithing studios is available to rent for artists looking for a comprehensively equipped jewelry studio to create work independent of the Armory Art Center‘s school and programming. To register, you must have experience in the field or have taken the Beginning Jewelry course at the Armory and complete a safety test.  Studio hours are a 3-hour minimum, which include day and evening hours during the week and Saturday afternoon.  The Rickie Report shares the details and some photos of the facility’s equipment.

 

 

 

811 Park Place    W. Palm Beach, FL 33401

561.832.1776   armoryart.org

 

 

Session 1: September 4th- October 27th

Rental Fee: $45 per 3 hours

 

 

JEWELRY/ METALSMITHING  STUDIO  RENTAL

 

 

Work space and equipment in the Jewelry/Metalsmithing studios is available to rent for artists looking for a comprehensively equipped jewelry studio to create work independent of the Armory Art Center’s school and programming.

 

 

Three types of shears

To register, you must have experience in the field or have taken the Beginning Jewelry course at the Armory and complete a safety test.  Studio hours are a 3-hour minimum, which include day and evening hours during the week and Saturday afternoon. Please check with registration for the current schedule. Equipment features 2 hydraulic presses, 3 rolling mills, 4 acetylene B tanks, 2 enameling kilns, centrifuge, vacuum casting, burn out kiln, 2 buffing machines, etc.

 

 

 

Two enameling ovens

Buffing Machines

 

Centrifuge

 

 

About The Armory Art Center:

 

 

The Armory Art Center’s art school and galleries provide creative opportunities to enhance your life. The Armory has served the community for over 30 years. The mission of the Armory Art Center is to inspire the creation and experience of art and the Armory’s vision is to be the leading community resource for arts education. Serving over 3,000 students annually, the Armory Art Center offers 160 courses per term in six terms throughout the year to students ranging in age from pre-school to retiree. Classes in drawing, painting, photography, jewelry, fiber, ceramics, and sculpture are held in 12 state-of–the-art studios. Twelve exhibitions are hosted annually in three galleries. Exhibitions, lectures, and special events are open to the public. For more information, visit www.armoryart.org or call (561) 832-1776.

 

 

 

 

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Set Your Creativity Free With Marisa Marulli And Carl Johnson On An Uncommon Alaskan Photo Workshop Encounter!

Encounter and learn to photograph the awe-filled sights of Alaska on a life-changing creative photography travel experience this September!  Marisa Marulli takes people on once-in-a-lifetime photographic adventures all over the world. If you are “looking for more” out of your life, this is THE personal experience that will change your life!  Join Marisa and local Alaskan photographer and conservationist, Carl Johnson, as they chase the Aurora Borealis, stay overnight at a remote bear lodge accessed only by sea plane, take in the stunning golden light that glows on Alaskan glaciers, visit the visually remarkable fjords, embrace the autumn colors in Denali National Park, search for bears, whales, eagles and so much more!  The Rickie Report shares the details here.  A special discount is available until August 1st, so make your reservations now!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

The images included in this email are subject to copyright and may not be saved in any capacity. The images may not be distributed unless as part of forwarding this email in its entirety to someone who might be interested in this photography tour.

 

 

Marisa Marulli, a Palm Beach County native, is an explorer, photographer and journalist with a passion for connecting people to the unknown.  She takes people on once-in-a-lifetime, life-changing photographic adventures all over the world. Her goal is to find people who are “looking for more” out of their lives, take them out of their routines and bring them on these personal and creative photography travel retreats in places that inspire change in their lives. Marisa’s published works, like her photoessay of a 10-day ice-driving excursion in Siberia, hold equally moving messages for those who prefer to learn about the powerful inner shifts unlocked from travel from the comfort of their homes.

 

 

 

 

Green and purple Northern Lights over trees in Alaska.  All rights reserved and copyrighted.

 

The magical lights will be part of the photographic tour! 

 

In this extremely unique and completely packed photographic adventure, join Marisa and local Alaskan photographer and conservationist Carl Johnson as they chase the Aurora Borealis, experience an incredible overnight at a remote bear lodge accessed only by sea plane, take in the stunning golden light that glows on Alaskan glaciers, visit the visually remarkable fjords, experience fall colors in Denali National Park (Denali NP), search for bears, whales, eagles and so much more!

 

 

Alaskan brown bear cub playing and rolling in the Brooks River in Katmai National Park, Alaska.  All rights reserved and copyrighted.

 

At Lake Clark National Park, we will be in the land of the bear, with amazing opportunities to photograph them in their element!

 

 

 

 

NOT SURE YOU’LL MAKE IT TO ALASKA MORE THAN ONCE IN YOUR LIFETIME?

 

This tour was made for you!

 

Marisa and Carl plan to cover all of the parts of Alaska that stand for what it truly is, so you can return home feeling you’ve experienced the beautiful land in its authentic entirety – with stunning, professional-level, once-in-a-lifetime photographs to prove it!

 

 

Sunset at Hubbard Glacier, Alaska.   All rights reserved and copyrighted.

 

 

We will have two days of glaciers on this photographic journey, so there are lots of chances to photograph them in their striking colors!

 

 

 

 GET MORE INFO AND BOOK NOW:

http://www.marisamarulli.com/alaska-photography-tour/

or contact us at (415) 529-8895 or email marisa@marisamarulli.com

 

 

 

 

Moose in Denali National Park, Alaska.  All rights reserved and copyrighted.

 

At Denali National Park and in other areas, moose and other wildlife are common sights for us to photograph! 

 

 

 

Our Mission:

Solving a major photography tour problem, and opening your eyes (and lenses) to a new way.

 

We strategically organized this expedition so that it includes a mixture of beautiful photography opportunities and engaging moments. Because we believe the most stunning images are the ones that have special moments attached to them and messages dripping through them.

 

We think the most empty photography tours are the ones where you get plopped on a bus and shuffled from one spot to the next, given only “15 minutes in this spot!” to take your photos. How can you connect to your landscape, garner a feeling that you want to capture through your lens and translate into your photographs like that!?

 

So, to solve this unfortunate issue we see all around us with other photography tours, our Alaskan guide, Carl, and I have challenged ourselves to strategically pick a mixture of authentic and downright breath-taking Alaska landscapes, and experiences that snap our photographer participants out of their normal routines in order to open their eyes and lenses to seeing and capturing in a new way.

 

We do this through making a concerted effort to take you all the way from the visuals of Anchorage to a complete season-change of fall in Denali, and activate new sensations within you by truly engaging with our photography subject, Alaska, such as trekking on glaciers and dining incredibly at a remote lodge in the setting of bears.

 

 

Herbert Glacier in Alaska.    All rights reserved and copyrighted.

 

Some glaciers we visit in Alaska will have gorgeous textures and colors of blue, white, black, making for striking images!

 

 

We will not just plop you on a bus.

We will chase moments. 🙂

    • Price:   SPECIAL PROMOTION $300 OFF the $4,250 list-price now through August 1, 2018!

 

    • When:   September 1-7, 2018

 

    • Where:   “THE LAST FRONTIER!”: ALASKA! Some of the most quintessentially “Alaska” and yet natural and off-the-beaten path places, as led by an expert local Alaskan photographer and conservationist, Carl Johnson, and Marisa. Areas include: Anchorage, largest float plane base in the world, Aurora Borealis / Northern lights, Denali National Park, Talkeetna, Matanuska Valley, Matanuska Glacier, Susitna River, Prince William Sound, Turnagain Arm, Whittier, Lake Clark National Park.

 

 

Itinerary:

SEPTEMBER 1

Arrive in Anchorage, located on the edge of Cook Inlet and the Chugach Mountains. After settling in to our Anchorage hotel accommodations, we will join our local Alaskan guide at his Anchorage hillside home and gallery for a welcome dinner and preview of the days ahead.

SEPTEMBER 2

We proceed north to Denali National Park and spend the evening exploring the entrance to the park to the Savage River. Along the way, we will photograph autumn colors and the rugged mountain landscapes of the Alaska Range, and look for moose, caribou and other wildlife that frequent this part of the park in the autumn. At night, we will look for the aurora borealis.

SEPTEMBER 3

We will take a morning drive through the opening stretch of Denali National Park before heading south to Talkeetna. We will stop along the way to photograph the Alaska Range in Broad Pass. After checking in to our lodging in Talkeetna, we will explore the iconic small town, said to be a model for the fictional town of Cicely in “Northern Exposure.” We will photograph evening light at the convergence of the Chulitna, Susitna and Talkeetna Rivers. After dinner, we will head back out in hopes of capturing the Aurora Borealis.

SEPTEMBER 4

After breakfast, we will continue south to the Matanuska Valley and explore this vast landscape that divides the Chugach and Talkeetna Mountains. As part of the day, we will take a 3-hour guided hike out onto the Matanuska Glacier, to explore the ice formations and photograph them up close. We will continue south and explore the coastal landscape and waterfalls of the Turnagain Arm. We will overnight in the isolated coastal town of Whittier.

SEPTEMBER 5

We will spend most of the day out on a boat in Prince William Sound, exploring this network of islands, coves, bays and glaciers to capture this iconic landscape and look for marine mammals and sea birds along the way. We will explore the small boat harbor in Whittier in evening light and at sunset.

SEPTEMBER 6

We depart Whittier early to head back to Anchorage and catch our sea plane flight out to Silver Salmon Creek Lodge in Lake Clark National Park & Preserve. There, we will have the assistance of a lodge guide to take us out to view and photograph the Alaskan coastal brown bear. In the evening, we will retire to the lodge for a gourmet dinner, wine and photo review.

SEPTEMBER 7

We take a sea plane flight in the morning back to Anchorage and the completion of our voyage!

PRICE INCLUDES

    • Double accommodations as per itinerary (single accommodation fee: $600 pp)
    • All meals
    • Transport to and from airport in Anchorage
    • Private transportation to all locations
    • Sea plane flight to and from remote bear lodge
    • Expert guides with experienced bear knowledge to take us through the areas in Lake Clark National Park for exclusive bear viewings
    • Two expert photographers’ guidance
    • Expert local Alaskan photographer guide

PRICE DOES NOT INCLUDE

    • Airfare to and from Alaska
    • Activity fee (hiking on Matanuska Glacier): $89
    • Alcoholic beverages (outside of those included during our stay in Silver Salmon Creek Lodge)
    • Guide tips
    • Travel insurance
    • What is not mentioned as included

100% of Marisa’s students rate her teaching as “EXCEPTIONAL.”    100% OF MARISA’S STUDENTS FEEL THAT MARISA PROVIDES “ABOVE-AND-BEYOND” EFFORT HELPING THEM AND THEIR PROJECTS.

  • Reviews:

Marisa Marulli is the person who took my love for photography and pushed it over the edge. Prior to her explanation I didn’t know anything about shutter speed and aperture. Not only did she take the time to explain it to me but she spent the time to show me how to do it in the field. She put everything in terms that I could understand and I am forever grateful.  Frank DiNardi, Haddam, CT

          Carl Johnson…One of the best aurora photographers anywhere. Steve Freno

For more information about this photography expedition, or future trips, please contact:

Marisa Marulli,Photographer & Journalist
(415) 529-8895

marisa@marisamarulli.com
www.marisamarulli.com

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” The Sacred Arts Tour” by the Tibetan Monks of Drepung Gomang Monastery Featured June 12 – 17th At Fish House Art Center

The Aya Fiber Studio at the Fish House Art Center is honored to be hosting the Drepung Monastery Monks Sacred Arts Tour June 12 – 17th. The Opening Ceremony takes place during the day on June 12th followed by a separate Evening Reception on the 12th at Marker 23 Gallery and Tattoo Studio.  The Monks will be creating a sand mandala in the Gallery from the 12th through the 17th.  There will be workshops at the Aya Fiber Studio during the week and a Cultural Pageant on the Saturday, June 16.  On Sunday, June 17, the mandala will be dismantled at a Closing Ceremony that will bless our local waters.  This will be an event that you will always remember!  The Rickie Report shares the details and some sneak peeks.

 

Fish House Art Center

4745 SE DeSoto Ave., Port Salerno (Stuart)

The Tibetan Monks

of

Drepung Gomang Monastery

 

June 12 – 17th

 

 

OPENING  CEREMONY:

TUESDAY, JUNE  12    12:30 PM

OPENING  RECEPTION:

TUESDAY, JUNE 12    6:00 PM

STOP BY AND SEE THE MANDALA BEING  CREATED!

 

WORKSHOPS  THROUGHOUT  THE  WEEK

CLOSING  CEREMONY:

SUNDAY, JUNE 17  1:30  PM

RSVP:  772.888.3827

 

 

Sacred Arts Tour

Sacred Arts Tour

 

The monks of Drepung Gomang are sharing the compassion and wisdom of Tibetan Buddhism, to demonstrate the artistic accomplishments of the people of Tibet, and to generate funds to insure the survival of the Tibetan culture. Drepung Gomang Monastery uses all donations and proceeds from the sale of Tibetan crafts and jewelry to house, feed, and educate everyone wishing to study at this monastic center of higher learning, including orphans and refugees fleeing Chinese-occupied Tibet. The monastery is working to establish a Food Foundation Fund, which will help the monastery provide a continuous food supply to the student monks in years to come. Please remember and embrace that they are refugees from Tibet. After this year-long tour, they cannot return to their own country…they have a monastery in India that they will return to.

 

 

Check out Photos:

 

 

 Stop by, Participate and Experience

 

Colored Sands

Colored Sands

 

At the Opening Ceremony, the monks will chant powerful prayers for peace, prosperity, and healing in traditional overtones—the chant master intoning a full chord of three notes. Their chants will be accompanied by delicate hand gestures, cymbals, drums, horns, and flutes.

Drawing The Lines

Drawing The Lines

 

 

What is a Mandala? 

The Mandala, Tibetan sand painting, is an ancient art form of Tibetan Buddhism. The mandala is a Sanskrit word meaning cosmogram or “world in harmony.” Mandalas are drawings in three-dimensional forms of sand. In Tibetan, this art is called dul-tson-kyilkhor which means “mandala of colored powders.”

 

Sand painting is an ancient Tibetan art form. The sand mandala is carefully constructed from dyed sand particles to represent the particular esoteric, textual traditions of Buddhism. It is a transient art form, thought to have originated in India and been transferred in the middle ages to Tibet. The sand mandala is constructed as vehicle to generate compassion, realize the impermanence of reality, and a social/cosmic healing of the environment.

 

Chanting and Preparation

Chanting and Preparation

 

In Tibetan Buddhism, a mandala is an imaginary palace that is contemplated during meditation. Each object in the palace has significance, representing some aspect of wisdom or reminding the meditator of some guiding principle. Various scriptural texts dictate the shapes, forms, and colors of the mandala. There are many different mandalas, each with different lessons to teach and blessings to confer. Most mandalas contain a host of deities, symbolic archetypes of the landscape of the mind.

 

Among the Tibetan arts, painting with colored sand ranks as one of the most unique and exquisite. Millions of grains of colored sand are painstakingly laid into place on a flat platform over a period of several days, forming an intricate diagram of the enlightened mind and the ideal world.  In ancient times, powdered precious and semi-precious gems were also used. When finished, to symbolize the impermanence of all that exists, the colored sands are swept up and poured into a nearby river or stream where the waters carry the healing energies throughout the world.

Using the colored sands

Using the colored sands

 

More About Mandalas

 

In general, all mandalas have outer, inner, and secret meaning. On the outer level they represent the world in its divine form; on the inner level, they represent a map by which the ordinary human mind is transformed into the enlightened mind; and on the secret level, they predict the primordially perfect balance of the subtle energies of the body and the clear light dimension of the mind. The creation of a sand painting is said to affect purification and healing on these three levels.

 

 

Creating the mandala

Creating the mandala

 

Every tantric system has its own mandala, and thus each one symbolizes an existential and spiritual approach. For example, that of Lord Avalokiteshvara symbolizes compassion as a central focus of the spiritual experience; that of Lord Manjushri takes wisdom as the central focus; and that of Vajrapani emphasizes the need for courage and strength in the quest for sacred knowledge. Medicine Buddha mandalas are created to generate powers of healing.

 

The creation of a sand mandala begins with an opening ceremony. Monks consecrate the site and call forth the forces of goodness through chanting mantras accompanied by flutes, drums and cymbals. The construction of the mandala begins with the drawing of the design on the base, or tek-pu. The artists measure out and draw the architectural lines using a straight-edged ruler, compass and ink pen.

 

Finishing the mandala

Finishing the mandala

 

The mandala is a formal geometric pattern showing the floor plan of a sacred mansion. Once the diagram is drawn, in the following days you see millions of grains of colored sand painstakingly laid into place. The sand, colored with vegetable dyes or opaque tempera, is poured onto the mandala platform with a narrow metal funnel called a “chakpur” which is scraped by another metal rod to cause sufficient vibration for the grains of sand to trickle out of its end. The two “chakpurs” are said to symbolize the union of wisdom and compassion. The mandalas are created whenever a need for healing of the environment and living beings is felt.

 

The monks consider our present age to be one of great need in this respect, and therefore are creating these mandalas where requested throughout their world tours. When finished, to symbolize the impermanence of all that exists, the colored sands are swept up and poured into a nearby river or stream where the waters carry healing energies throughout the world.

 

Culinary Evening

Culinary Evening with the Monks

 

 

For more information:

http://www.gomang.org/chenrezig.html

For information about Drepung Gomang Monastery and their North American tour is available on their website: www.drepunggomang.org and www.gomang.org

For a Description of the ceremonies and setting up the site where the Mandala will be created:
http://www.gomang.org/mandala.html

 

For more details about these events, classes, upcoming workshops:

 

Contact Suzanne Connors at: (336) 693-4606

or visit www.ayafiberstudio.com

or visit:

www.facebook.com/ayafiberstudio?fref=ts

 

Marker 23 Gallery & Tattoo Studio

www.facebook.com/Marker-23-Gallery-and-Tattoo-Studio-1811209452531568/

 

 

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