” 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.

 

 

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 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/

 

 

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

 

 

McMow Art Glass Announces June and July Specialty Classes From Beginner To Professional Levels

Join McMow Art Glass for an exciting NEW class lineup for June and July! McMow offers the very best in art glass education, in a dedicated teaching facility. Learn from the masters, and have some FUN!    NEW CLASSES: Mastering the Masters: Van Gogh & Georgia O’Keefe, 3D Flamingo mosaic, Mold Making, Fused Glass Night lights, and Fused Glass Cacti. The Rickie Report shares the details and some sneak peeks.  Saturday, June 23rd is FREE DEMO DAY!

 

 

 

McMow Art Glass, Inc.
701 North Dixie Hwy.     Lake Worth, FL 33460
Phone  (561) 585-9011   Fax Number: (561) 586-2292

www.mcmow.com            https://www.facebook.com/McMowArtGlass/

 

 

 

To register for class please contact the Retail Department: 561-585-9011 x100

 

 

 

JUNE & JULY 2018 SPECIALTY CLASSES

Call to Register TODAY!

June Classes:

 

Saturday June 2nd – No Class

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Wednesday June 6th Introduction to Fusing 6-8pm $75– Patti
*Beginner Level*
In this two hour session participants will learn about the basics of glass fusing, and work with a variety of glass materials including glass frits, powders, and stringers. You will complete your very own fused glass coaster. Each piece will be a one-of-a-kind functional piece of art. The completed fired pieces will be available for pick-up the following week. All materials are included

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Saturday June 9thOpen Fusing Workshop 10am-2pm $45  – Phil & Patti

*Fusing Experience REQUIRED*
Create a STUNNING fused glass project of your choice! Come in with your idea, and Patti or Phil will help you make your dream project a reality. They will help you determine design, materials, and kiln firings – which you can pay for separately.  Experience is required – both beginning fusing knowledge and cutting experience is required. This is also a GREAT way to meet other fusing fanatics! Note:  Materials and kiln firings not included 

 

 

NEW Wednesday June 13thFused Glass Cacti 6-8pm $75- Patti

*Cutting Experience Required*

Design and create your very own cacti garden! In this fun & creative class students will create two potted fused glass cacti. Students will use sheet glass, wire, murrine, and other fused glass accessories to crate these charming southwest inspired “plants.”  All materials and kiln firings included.

 

Saturday June 16th LAB: Cold working Basics for Fusers 9am-12pm $25 – Phil

*Beginner Level*

In this 3-hour watch and learn experience students will learn how to use cold working tools in order to create a professional looking finished project. Take your fused art glass to the next level!

 

 

NEW Wednesday June 20thFused Glass Nightlights 6-8pm $65 – Patti

*Cutting Experience Required*

This is the perfect class for gift-giving! Create adorable fused glass nightlights in this fast-paced fusing class. Students will create two nightlights with the subject matter of their choice. Think owls, elephants and lovable kid’s room characters! Each student will create two night lights and all materials and kiln firings are included

 

 

NEW

 Saturday June 23rd

DEMO DAY:

Mold Making Basics with Phil

10am-Noon

FREE
McMow experts will demonstrate new products and techniques throughout the day!

Free and Open to the Public

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Wednesday June 27thCutting Course 6pm-9pm $65-Phil

*Beginner Level*
In this three hour course Phil will teach students about different cutting & breaking tools, how to cut glass, and the do’s & don’ts of cutting glass. The class will end with a brief overview of a helpful cutting tool, The Morton System. This class is perfect for students who have taken an entry level fusing, mosaic, or stained glass class and are looking to improve or brush up on cutting skills. After taking this course, students should be comfortable enough with cutting to start working on pieces on their own. A 15% discount will be offered on cutting tools!

 

NEW Saturday June 30th3-D Mosaic Flamingoes 9am-3pm $150 Taylor & Suzanne
*Beginner Level*

Create an adorable, 3-dimensional yard flamingo out of mosaic art glass. This fun & creative class will teach you the basic fundamentals of the direct-method mosaic process. Students will leave class will a decorative lawn flamingo like nobody has ever seen!

July Classes:

 

Wednesday July 4th – CLOSED

Saturday July 7th – Special SALE Day!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Wednesday July 11th Introduction to Fusing 6-8pm $75– Patti
*Beginner Level*
In this two hour session participants will learn about the basics of glass fusing, and work with a variety of glass materials including glass frits, powders, and stringers. You will complete your very own fused glass coaster. Each piece will be a one-of-a-kind functional piece of art. The completed fired pieces will be available for pick-up the following week. All materials are included

 

NEW Saturday July 14th Mastering the Masters: Van Gogh & Georgia O’Keefe 9am – 3pm $150
*Cutting Skills Required*
Do you love the Masters? In this class, you will learn how to turn selected Van Gogh paintings into a workable glass pattern to cut and create your own masterpiece, and play with the techniques required turning a Georgia O’Keefe canvas into a fused glass piece of art of your own! Cutting experience required.

Wednesday July 18th – NO SPECIALTY CLASS

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Saturday July 21stStained Glass Sailboats 9am-12pm $45- Patti
*Beginner Level*
A fast and easy way to learn the art of stained glass! Learn to create 3-piece stained glass sailboats in just ONE DAY! 

Wednesday July 25th – NO SPECIALTY CLASS

 

Saturday July 28thImpressionistic Landscapes in Fused Glass 9am-3pm $150- Patti

*Beginner Level*

Think Monet! Be inspired by the beautiful landscapes and let your imagination create a serene scene made entirely of glass frits, stringers & powders. Students will learn fusing basics, as well as how to use fusing accessories such as stringers, frits and powders to bring life to their landscape. All materials and kiln firings are included.

 

 

 

For details about these classes,workshops and events and to schedule special tours please contact:

Taylor Materio
McMow Art Glass, Inc
561-585-9011 x108   Fax: 561-586-2292
taylor@mcmow.com   www.mcmow.com
https://www.facebook.com/McMowArtGlass/

 

 

 

 

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

 

 

 

Jen Walls Shares Overview Of “Werner’s Nomenclature Of Colours”, Originally Published In 1814, It Still Has Relevance Today

We’ve seen a flurry of comments on social media about the upcoming reprint of  “Werner’s Nomenclature of Colours – Adapted to Zoology, Botany, Chemistry, Mineralogy, Anatomy, and the Arts” By P. Syme. This book, originally published in 1814, was used by Charles Darwin during his journey on the HMS Beagle!  What is it’s relevance now and why are artists bemoaning the crises of their copy having not yet arrived?  The Rickie Report asked award wining, Internationally acclaimed fine artist, Jen Walls, to share an overview of the book (her copy arrived early) and to enlighten us.  

 

 

 

 

What joy to hold this gorgeous book in my very own hands, months and months after it was pre- ordered. Many are still waiting for their copies. How mine proceeded them, I do not know, except that maybe, just maybe, I was meant to gush over it for you, dear reader.

This book, originally published in 1814, was used by Charles Darwin during his journey on the HMS Beagle. I am giddy holding a copy of the very same, where emerald green is further described as the underside of wings of green broom moth and my painter’s mind begins salivating at such exquisite beauty.

In this book, there are no quinacridones, no fluorescents, no metallics. But who needs them when there is broccoli brown (head of black headed gull), French grey (breast of pied wag tail)and brownish red (mark on throat of red-throated diver)? And those are just the animals…the colors are further described by the vegetable and mineral counterparts.

 

“Werner’s Nomenclature of Colours – Adapted to Zoology, Botany, Chemistry, Mineralogy, Anatomy, and the Arts” By P. Syme

 

Jen Wells “Crazy Little Thing Called Love” mixed media on wood

 

This is a modest book – not too large, not too lengthy. And the colors are soft swatches, timid and demure. The typeset is quaint and old and charming and somehow quirky in a QWERTY world. But is it a sign of a turning in the world of art? Could all of our modern pigments and toxic varnishes and plastic paints be perhaps going out of fashion, just a bit? There are a few visionary artists abandoning toxic mediums for those more friendly to animals, vegetables and, well perhaps even minerals. Could it, just maybe, possibly foretell a return to the wonders of simple watercolor? Not that our spray-painted boxcar tags or glossy resins will disappear – certainly not. And yet, in the wake of the Bullseye Glass hullabaloo and floating continents of plastic in our seas, it is a book that whispers remember when and bids us explore things as they once were.

 

Jen Well’s “Following the Moses Voice”, mixed media on board

 

If we were to rename colors based on the fauna of a modern world, would animals such as the Lebellula Depressa, the flesh fly, the Pochard duck or the warty newt even be in our vocabulary? I can see a modern red described as the gnarly crest of a Muscovy duck. Perhaps a black like the beady eye of a city rat. But our familiarity with the natural world has faded since Darwin’s time. We’d be better suited to naming colors after the current models of sneakers or cars.

Lest you think I am a crabby old fart, eschewing modern conveniences, I assure you I am a great fan of air conditioning, Instagram and my iPhone. But somewhere inside I long for the simpler times of chocolate red (breast of bird of paradise) and brownish purple red (red antimony ore).

 

Jen Well’s “Pongo” mixed media on plywood

 

 

The timing of this publication, so near to Earth Day, has me re-evaluating the eight-hundred million colors of paint in my own studio (only a slight exaggeration) and renewing my determination to use re-purposed supports such as cardboard, paper bags and wood rescued from the curb on trash day. But even if Werner’s Nomenclature of Colours doesn’t result in radical transformation of its readers, it does serve as a reminder of the deep connection between the colors we paint with and the animal, plant and mineral kingdoms they are inspired by. And I will raise my glass of aricula purple (egg of the largest bluebottle or flesh fly) colored wine to that.

 

 

 

 

 

About Jen Walls:

Mixed media artist and illustrator Jen Walls finds malarkey here, there and everywhere she looks. She paints it into whimsical girls, moody abstracts and soulful creatures. Walls writes an introspective (and sometimes humorous) blog to accompany new works. Her paintings were featured in the book “Blue Wild” with poet Mary W. Cox, and in “100 Love Notes” by author Hyong Yi. An illuminated novel by fantasy fiction writer Dana Kumerow,” The Storyteller’s Apprentice”, features Walls’ whimsical characters and the backgrounds of artist Brittany Tate and debuts this fall!

 

Jen shares, “There is malarkey here.  And there.  And everywhere I look.  I want to grab it all and paint it into whimsical girls, moody abstracts and soulful creatures.  The journey of my own existence, so serious and grown up, juxtapositions against this riot of color, texture and play”​.   

“The studio is my kingdom, and sometimes the paintings let me reign.  On off days, there is a wild rumpus of characters and creatures bossing me around, and on those occasions there are abstracts – other worlds where I can paint alone while the studio kids chatter amongst themselves.  In my work is experimentation, discipline, repetition, tenacity, intuition and exploration, along with paint, pen and paper.  Is there another way to create?  None that I know”.

“My paintings live in collections across the United States, Europe and Canada.  Works are displayed in juried shows, galleries and festivals.  There are award ribbons hanging on my wall – enough to make me feel very lucky.  Little pieces of me live on in multiple publications, including several books and magazines. I’ve been the featured artist in many venues, and a three-time artist-in-residence at a gallery in Ireland.  My demos and workshops help others find their creative inner wild child, and I am delighted to give public talks on the business of art”.

 

 

Join the adventure at www.jenwalls.com

 

 

 

 

 

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

Public invited To Free Demo With Ceramic Sculptor, Lorrie Goss, At Marker 23 Gallery In Stuart

Lorrie Goss creates original and custom interior water fountain art perfectly suitable for a home or professional office décor.  The water vessels as well as the interior sculptural pieces are hand sculpted from stoneware clay.  Winner of The Peoples’ Choice Award at Marker 23 Gallery, she will be offering a Free Demo featuring artist glazes on Saturday, June 2nd at the gallery located in Port Salerno (Stuart).  The Rickie Report shares the details and some sneak peeks.  Please RSVP to save your place!

4745 SE Desoto Avenue      Stuart, Florida (772) 888-3827

 

Marker  23 Gallery  Features

L O R R I E      G O S S,

Clay Fountains By Lorrie

Free Demonstration and Artist Talk

Saturday, June 2nd

3 – 8 PM

Please call to reserve a space:  772.284.4325

Clay Fountains By Lorrie

 

 

Lorrie Goss creates original and custom interior water fountain art perfectly suitable for a home or professional office décor.  The water vessels as well as the interior sculptural pieces are hand sculpted from stoneware clay.  Each is designed to complement and enhance the color and theme of the base fountain.  Many pieces include hand crafted copper elements and a subtle light that adds even more interest for the functional water flow design.  All pieces are original and no two are alike. 

 

Close-Up detail of one of Lorrie’s fountains

 

Growing up in an artistic family, Lorrie Goss originally attended Grand Valley State University for her BA degree in Art. She had taken a  3-D sculptural design class which changed her direction completely. From that one class she began to incorporate design with water fountains.  Lorrie creates original fountains that can be placed in any location throughout the home or office which includes pools or lanais, or any room with an electrical outlet.

 

Turtle Fountain by Lorrie Goss

 

 

By 2011, she had accumulated more equipment , prompting an expansion of her own clay studio at her home in Port St. Lucie, Florida, which includes two kilns, and a gallery showroom at Main Street Studio and Gallery in Vero Beach, Florida. While it took some time to get the studio up and running, her name and work received more and more notice.

 

 

“Flamingo” fountain by Lorrie Goss

 

Today, with the business Clay Fountains By Lorrie, she devotes her time between the ceramic studio and attending art shows and galleries in towns throughout  Florida. Her background in design and bright personality allow her to produce works that are as functional as they are original, custom, captivating and joyful!

 

“Manatee” Fountain by Lorrie Goss

 

Lorrie was recently showcased in the Sandpiper Bay Neighbors Magazine April 2016 edition as a ceramic sculptural artist along with her husband Ken. She was also showcased in Vero Beach Magazine as the featured artist at Main Street Studio and Gallery.  She received 1st Place awards at the Indian River Birding Festival, the Hibiscus Festival Art and Fine Craft Show, and Peoples’ Choice awards at Sandhill Cove Arts Festival and Marker 23 Gallery’s “Endangered Florida” Exhibit. Lorrie is a member of the Martin Arts Guild, Lighthouse ArtCenter, Main Street Vero Beach, and serves on the Board of the Martin Arts Council.

 

 

For more information about this event or to contact Lorrie:

 Clay Fountains By Lorrie
www.ClayFountainsByLorrie.com

https://www.facebook.com/Clay-Fountains-By-Lorrie-306156046096302/

 772.284.4325

 

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

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Lighthouse ArtCenter Accepting Entries For “Art Of Association” From Miami To Vero Beach

The Lighthouse ArtCenter is accepting entries for “Art Of Association” for its upcoming exhibit September 4th through October 11th.  The public is invited to see the exhibit throughout, plus meet the artists at the Third Thursday event on September 20th. Awards and an artist reception will take place at that time.  The Rickie Report shares the details of this CALL FOR ART and urges ART ASSOCIATIONS to share their members’ creativity through this annual exhibit! Deadline: Monday, August 6th!

 

 

LIGHTHOUSE ARTCENTER GALLERY
373 Tequesta Drive, Tequesta, FL 33469
561-746-3101
Monday – Friday, 10 am – 4 pm  ​Saturday, 10 am – 2 pm  Sunday, closed

SCHOOL OF ART
395 Seabrook Road, Tequesta, FL 33469
561-748-8737
Monday – Saturday, 9 am – 5 pm  Sunday, closed

PLEASE NOTE:   LAC will be closed on the following dates:
 (Gallery & School) will be closed:  May 26 – May 28, 20182

The Lighthouse ArtCenter presents an invitational exhibition featuring the works of members in Art Associations from Miami to Vero Beach, FL.  Associations jury their own members’ art and present the pieces which represent their best artwork in this exciting show!  Art of Association at the Lighthouse ArtCenter creates a perfect opportunity for the South Florida community of artists to meet, celebrate each other’s work and enjoy the cross pollination of ideas.  The exhibition will be judged, with prizes awarded in multiple categories.

 

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For more information:

www.lighthousearts.org

Send entries to: AoA18@LighthouseArts.org

Send via US Mail: Janeen Mason, Curator,

 Lighthouse ArtCenter  

373 Tequesta Drive  Tequesta, FL 33469

 

 

 

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

 

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Aya Fiber Offers Summer Camp Experiences For Children Who Love To Create

Do you have a creative kid? Summer Fiber Camp at the Aya Fiber Studio will stretch their imagination and improve their skills.  It consists of four, 1 week sessions with a focus on Surface Design. Each week campers will explore a different fiber technique and learn several different processes. In each session we will learn the basics of surface design through printing, dyeing, and sewing. We will learn about shibori, batik, eco printing and other types of resist dyeing. We will print our own fabrics and then use these fabrics to create projects. The Rickie Report shares the details here and urges you to sign up now!

 

SUMMER  CAMP  –  AYA  FIBER  STUDIO

Aya Fiber Studio

Fish House Art Center

4745 SE Desoto Ave

Port Salerno, Florida 34997

STUDIO and BOUTIQUE OPEN: Tuesday- Saturday

and by appointment: 336-693-4606

 

 

 

 

Do you have a creative kid?

Does your Child like to draw, paint, sew or make things?

 

 

Summer Fiber Camp at the Aya Fiber Studio will stretch their imagination and improve their skills.  It consists of four, 1 week sessions with a focus on Surface Design. Each week campers will explore a different fiber technique and learn several different processes. In each session we will learn the basics of surface design through printing, dyeing, and sewing. We will learn about shibori, batik, eco printing and other types of resist dyeing. We will print our own fabrics and then use these fabrics to create projects.

 

 

  • Session I: Let’s Talk About Dyes: June 18-22, 2018 – We will learn all about dyes and the history of dyeing. We will make natural dyes using items from the local market. We will make an indigo vat and learn about mix reactive dyes. Each day we will make a small project using these dyes.

 

  • Session II: Resist Dyeing: June 25-29, 2018 – We will learn all about resist dyeing. We will learn about Japanese Shibori, batik and resist pastes.

 

  • Session III: Printing on Fabric: July 2-6, 2018 – In this week we will do some marbling, eco-printing and deconstructed screen printing.
  • Session IV: Sewing 101: July 9-13, 2018 – In this week we will learn basic hand stitching and how to use a sewing machine. We will be constructing a simple apron and fabrics created in previous weeks can be used (can bring sewing machine).

 

 

On Friday evenings we will have an art show from 6:00 PM to 8:00 PM in the studio for friends and family to see everyone’s work.

Participants need to bring Lunch and a water bottle- we will provide snack

Ages: 9 to 14 years

Location: Aya Fiber Studio – 4745 SE Desoto Avenue, Stuart 34997

Hours: 8:30- 3:30

Full Day Program: $210

Phone: 336-693-4306

 

For more details about these events, classes, upcoming workshops and opportunities to explore creative fabric design:

 

Contact Suzanne Connors at: (336) 693-4606

or visit www.ayafiberstudio.com

or visit:

www.facebook.com/ayafiberstudio?fref=ts

 

 

 

 

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

 

 

 

New Images Of Caryl Pomales’ Artistry And Some Helpful Hints About Hanging Artwork In Your Home Or Office

You can feel Caryl Pomales’s passion for painting in her oil, watercolor and acrylic paintings! Her modern day impressionist work takes us from flowers, to sheep, to cats, and every-day sights, but brings them to our attention in a new, vibrant way.  Caryl takes the time to educate us so we may better appreciate that there is more to a painting than brush and pigment.  The Rickie Report shares some of Caryl’s helpful hints about how to hang your artwork in this article and some new images of her work.

 

 

 

Caryl   Pomales   Fine   Art

 

 

Fine artist, Caryl Pomales

 

Caryl’s creative journey began as a child with oil painting lessons, and continued through her college years with an emphasis on graphic design. She enjoyed a career in graphic design, marketing and printing sales as a young adult. Within the past few years, she had the opportunity to retire and without hesitation she reengaged her creative self by taking various painting classes and workshops to include Acrylic, Oil and Watercolor classes with many accomplished artists. She tells The Rickie Report, “I have rekindled my passion to paint”!

 

 

 

 

“Flower Garden Memories” by Caryl Pomales, Recently painted in honor of Mothers Day

 

 

Caryl shares some tips on hanging your artwork:

 

Whether you just started purchasing original art or you are adding more original paintings or art prints to your collection, there is one simple guideline to making hanging your art easy and captivating to you and others as the viewer.

 

 

 

“Picasso – Le Chat” by Caryl Pomales

 

Place the center of your artwork at eye level. It ensures the art can be admired by the viewer comfortably. Measure 57″ from the floor and mark a small pencil mark on the wall. Next find the center point of the artwork by measuring its height and dividing it by 2.

 

 

Measure the top of the painting to the tightened hanging wire it will hang from. Subtract this distance number from the center point number. Using this new number, measure the distance above the 57″ mark. This is where the hanger should be placed. Mark this spot accordingly. 

 

 

“Tete-Rouge” by Caryl Pomales

When hanging artwork above furniture or mantles this formula may not always apply, the bottom of the frame should be between 6 – 8″ above the top of the furniture or obstruction. The artwork should relate space-wise to the furniture, meaning a small work of art hanging 6″ above a long sofa will not look right, however a large piece of artwork or multiple small pieces ideally spaced 3″ to 6″ apart will look great. Happy decorating with your new artwork!


“Adventures in Paradise” by Caryl Pomales

Caryl 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

 

 

 

 

 

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Summer Programs At Center For Creative Education Won’t Feel Like Summer School!

Summer programs at the Center for Creative Education are open for registration for 6th through 12th grade students.  From Music Production, Editing Videos, Adobe Photoshop and Illustrator, Motion Graphics, and Coding, summer will be FUN!  The Rickie Report shares the details and urges you to help a youngster sign up! All courses run from June 4th through August 3rd, with no class during the week of July 4th. Today is National Teacher Day!  Thank you to all educators, and especially art educators!

 

425 24th Street    West Palm Beach, FL 33407
T: (561) 805-9927       cceflorida.org

 

 

 

 

 

Summer C4 at CCE
https://cceflorida.org/summerc4/

6th through 12th grade students are welcome to enroll in CCE’s Summer C4, Media Arts courses!
Enroll Now! Space is limited to 20 students per course.
Enroll by calling 561-805-9927 or emailing RebeccaG@cceflorida.org

 

COURSE DESCRIPTIONS

All courses will run June 4th through August 3rd, 2018 (No Class during the week of July 4th)

Mondays | 2:00pm to 4:00pm
8-Week Course
Final Cut Pro X and Motion Advance
Students will learn editing functions while becoming familiar with the user interface. Starting with media management, importing and basic video editing techniques, and working all the way through Final Cut Pro’s powerful advanced features such as effects, titles and color correction. Students will work with dramatic real-world media to learn the practical techniques used daily in editing projects.

 

Tuesdays | 2:00pm to 4:00pm
8-Week Course
Introduction to Music Production
Understanding Pro-Tools, Logic and Mixing Audio
This workshop will teach you everything you need to know about recording awesome music in Apple’s Logic Pro and Protools. You’ll explore the basics of the workspace and learn tips and shortcuts for navigating the interface. We will also teach you how to record with microphones and instruments, use MIDI, arrange and edit music, and mix multitrack projects. By the end of this course, you’ll be ready to record a full song with vocals, guitars and drums.

 

Wednesdays| 2:00pm to 4:00pm
8-Week Course
Adobe Photoshop & Illustrator
Adobe Photoshop is the industry-standard image editing software, and is used worldwide by photographers and graphic designers to perfect their digital images. If you work in the graphics field, learning Adobe Photoshop is a prerequisite. With courses and training from C4, you can learn the skills to become a Photoshop expert.
Adobe Photoshop lets you enhance, retouch, and manipulate photographs and other images. Photoshop allows you to transform your images to the workings of your imagination and showcase them for the world to see.
If you are a photographer, graphic, or web designer, learning how to use Adobe Photoshop is a must!  Adobe Photoshop courses at C4 will provide you will valuable tips and tricks to improve efficiency and make your work come to life.

 

Thursdays | 2:00pm to 4:00pm
8-Week Course
Motion Graphics: Adobe After Effects
Join this Summer Course and learn Motion Graphics using Adobe After Effects! After Effects is a leading software in the video industry which allows vloggers, filmmakers and marketeers to create beautiful, sophisticated pieces of work. The first project in the course consists of creating a virtual art exhibit for CCE’s art gallery. After recording the gallery using a camera motion stabilizer, we will then learn how to attach paintings, photographs and other art objects on the walls of the video of the gallery. This is a great opportunity to gain deeper knowledge on a specific artist that we admire and also to apply motion tracking techniques available in After Effects. The second project will combine the fun of recording performative actions in front of the camera and drawing using video! Yes, we tend to think of drawing only on static images but we rarely realize the potential of drawing in video! To wrap up the course, we will create artist statements and discuss what we learned about Motion Graphics.

 

Fridays| 2:00pm to 4:00pm
8-Week Course
Coding: Swift Playground & X-Code
Coding is the future!  Well, it’s now the present and anyone can learn to code. If you’re someone who wants to learn about coding, but you haven’t got a clue where to start, you’ve come to the right place.

 

TUITION

New Students: $150.00 per 8-week course or all five 8-week courses for a discounted $500.00
Currently enrolled C4 students may select one or two of the five courses as part of their current tuition!

 

425  24th Street    West Palm Beach, FL 33406
561-805-9927

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

Jonathon Ortiz-Smykla, Gallery and Marketing Manager

JonathonO@cceflorida.org

State Issued Photo ID Required for Visit
T: (561) 805-9927 ext. 106   F: (561) 805-9929
W: cceflorida.org 

Empowering Students to Grow Academically, Creatively and Socially Through Arts-Based Education

 

 

 

 

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Mosaic Artist, Debbie Davis Offers Classes In Stained Glass Mosaics On May 12, June 9, July 14 In North Palm Beach

Debbie Davis is a mosaic artist from North Palm Beach, FL who was juried into the prestigious ArtisGras 2017 as an “Emerging Artist”.  Drawing her inspiration from Antonio Gaudi and other mosaic masters, Debbie teaches locally.  Her newest classes take place at the North Palm Beach Recreation Dept. on May 12th, June 9th, and July 14th.  All levels of experience are welcome to register. The Rickie Report shares the details and some sneak peeks of Debbie’s artistry.  Learn how to turn your favorite photo into a mosaic!

 

 

 

 

 

Stained Glass Mosaic Classes:

Saturdays:

May 12th

June 9th

July 14th

$55. per class or $150 for all 3

 

North Palm Beach Parks & Recreation Department

Anchorage Park Activities Building

603 Anchorage Drive   N. Palm Beach, Fl  33408

 

 

 

 

 

When describing mosaics, Debbie tells The Rickie Report, “Making mosaic art is like a joyful meditation… You are fully in the moment, and time flies by because it’s so much fun.” Debbie is artist, musician, and entrepreneur. She embraces the value of creative expression and believes that we all are brilliant and talented in our own unique ways. 

 

 

Pet Portrait by Debbie Davis

 

Located in North Palm Beach, FL., Debbie was an emerging artist at Artigas 2017. Debbie has spent time training with several well-known mosaic artists, including Suzi K. Edwards and Kasia Polkowska, but is mostly self-taught, drawing from the inspiration of Antoni Gaudí, and many other great mosaic artists of the past. Debbie has been teaching mosaic classes locally at McMow Art Glass in Lake Worth, The New School of the Visual Arts in Jupiter, and the North Palm Beach Recreation Dept.

 

“Horse in the Fall” by Debbie Davis

 

Although Debbie has used different materials for tesserae (mosaic pieces), she prefers stained glass as it offers greater flexibility, can be cut to any size, and it comes in a wide range of colors.  Through her art, Debbie would like to inspire others to express passion, love and creativity in all they do.

 

 

“Sea Turtle” by Debbie Davis

 

 

 

For more information: Contact Debbie Davis  561-596-4455

debkan40@gmail.com

 

 

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Armory Art Salon Features Isabel Gouveia, “Morphogenesis” On Tuesday, May 1

The Armory Art Center brings so many opportunities not only to artists, but to art lovers. The monthly Art Salons led by Elle Schorr allow all of us to meet and better understand the creative process with internationally, nationally and locally based artists.  Meet international acclaimed, Isabel Gouveia on Tuesday, May 1st, as she discusses “Morphogenesis The public is invited.  The Rickie Report shares the details and a few sneak peeks.  Stop and look at the art…hear the creators…share the wonder!

 

 

811 Park Place   West Palm Beach, Florida 33401

(561) 832-1776     armoryart.org

 

AT THE ART SALON:

TUESDAY,  May 1, 2018

6:30 -8:30 pm

“Morphogenesis”

PRESENTED BY

Isabel Gouveia

 

IN THE ARMORY ART CENTER MEDIA ROOM

 

There’s a $10 fee to attend.
If you’d like to bring some snacks or drinks to share, that would be much appreciated. Feel free to share this announcement with friends.

Armory Art Center Gallery Hours:
Monday-Friday, 10:00 am – 5:00 pm, Saturday 10:00 am – 3:30 pm

* Exhibitions are open to the public

Art Salons continue to meet in the Armory Art Center Library on Tuesday nights, usually the first Tuesday of each month, 6:30 – 8:30 pm, from October through May. Salons are open to anyone who would like to participate in these lively discussions. There is a $10 donation for each salon.

 

Isabel Gouveia Installation Art

 

 

Isabel Gouveia uses photography, printmaking, painting, drawing and sculpture to convey a sense of accelerated environmental entropy. Her practice lies with errors and default appropriations, and also subverting processes, using intuition and chance to create art. She uses her Canon MP620 printer as a tool, developing a language through digital printing manipulations.

She says: “My work and research have focused on the changing landscape, environmental awareness and the more recent effects of globalization. As an artist, I use diverse non traditional materials and digital processes to create provisional drawings, paintings, and printed works that respond to the impacts of accelerated entropy.”

Gouveia was born in Brazil, and lives and works in Lake Worth, FL. She graduated as an Industrial Designer from the Arts Foundation Armando Alvares Penteado in São Paulo, and earned an MFA from Florida Atlantic University in 2014.

 

Artwork by Isabel Gouveia

 

 

Gouveia was Artist In Resident 2015/16 in Printmaking at the Armory Art Center, West Palm Beach, and at the Virginia Center for the Creative Arts in 2016, Amherst, VA. She continues as an instructor at the Armory.

Gouveia was awarded the South Florida Cultural Consortium Fellowship 2016/2017; Best in Show for the 54th Annual Juried Exhibition at Masur Art Museum, Monroe, LA; the 2014 Friedland Project Grant and Esther Saylor Rothenberger Award; Best in Show at the County Contemporary All Media Juried Show, Cultural Council of Palm Beach County, Lake Worth, FL; and a Merit Scholarship at Ox-Bow Art School in Saugatuck, MI.

Gouveia also took part in the prestigious International Print Center NY, “New Prints-Autumn” exhibition (2011-12); a 2016 solo exhibition “Processed Entropy” at The Morris and Gwendolyn Cafritz Foundation Art Center, Takoma Park, MD; “Existence” at the Francie Bishop Good Studio/ Project Room, Girls’ Club, Fort Lauderdale, FL; “Opposing Futures” at The Projects in FatVillage, Fort Lauderdale; a City Intervention at the 19th Bienal International de Arte de Cerveira, Portugal; and “More Women Painting” at Design Sublime, Miami. She recently participated in “Fold It” at University of Texas, Río Grande Valley, TX, and a solo exhibition “Byproducts” at IS Project in Fort Lauderdale. Her two person exhibition, with Rod Faults, will open at FAU Theatre Lab on April 11.

 

Artwork by Isabel Gouveia

 

 

 

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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