“Common Threads” Explores Color, Style And Texture At GalleRE. Behind The Scenes At Resource Depot: YOUR Resource For Materials, Classes And More Than You Can Begin To Imagine!

The Resource Depot and the Conniston Middle School art department invite the public to  “Common Threads”. Displayed at Resource Depot’s GalleRE, this art exhibition represents unity and diversity through different colors, styles, and textures of fabric that were found in Resource Depot donations.  There will be a Special Workshop Open to the Public on February 11th to create Fabric Portraits.  This is just one phenomenal place to explore for yourself, your students, and organizations!  The Rickie Report shares the details about Resource Depot, one of our Community Partners.

 

 

 

2510 Florida Avenue West Palm Beach, FL 33401

 (561) 882-0090

 

P R E S E N T S :

 

 

F A B R I C     P O R T R A I T S    W O R K S H O P

 

Saturday, February 11th at 10 am

Resource Depot will be hosting a Fabric Portraits workshop featuring artists Lisette Cedeno and Jade Henderson, whose students have participated in the show.

 

Reserve your spot:  www.resourcedepot.net.

Cost to participate is $20 per person.

Workshop space is limited, so please register in advance.

For questions about workshops, email education@resourcedepot.net.

 

 

MIDDLE SCHOOL STUDENTS UNIFY THROUGH ART

 


Resource Depot and the Conniston Middle School art department join together for a creative project called “Common Threads”. Displayed at Resource Depot’s GalleRE, “Common Threads” is a student art exhibition representing unity and diversity through different colors, styles, and textures of fabric that were found in Resource Depot donations. Seeing all these mismatched materials and how they work together reminds us that the same is true for people.

 

 

“Common Threads” is now open through March 15th

Admission is free, with a suggested donation of $5.00

GalleRE hours:

Tuesdays and Thursdays 11 am – 5 pm

Wednesdays 11 am – 7 pm, and Saturdays 9 am – 2 pm

 

 

The Resource Depot GalleRE serves as a space to not only display upcycled artwork, but also to inspire others to think about what they are throwing away and how it could benefit someone else. All art pieces exhibited in the GalleRE include some aspect of reusable materials.

 

We will be CLOSED Saturday, February 18th.
Come visit us at ArtiGras!

 

We need volunteers in the following areas at ArtiGras!

All volunteers receive free admission to the Festival.

Beer Booths
Help us serve beer to festival-goers.
Must be 21 or older to sign up. 10% of beer sales goes to Resource Depot!

Email elebrun@resourcedepot.net
for more details.

ArtiKids Area
Help us make art projects for their
Circus-themed kids area. Must be 14 or older to sign up.

Email education@resourcedepot.net
for more details

 

 

 

 


Bins and Bins and Bins!

 

OUR IMPACT

We fill minds, not landfills. We turn almost 200,000 pounds of reusable stuff a year into classroom and alternative art materials, equipping educational programs, public workshops, and the weekend tinkerer with all sorts of unusual and inspiring resources to build, make and create with in Palm Beach County.

We have one focus in mind: inspiring individuals to make a difference in our world through environmental awareness and to participate in the ripple effect of taking small, but immediate action towards making your community a better place.

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OUR HISTORY

1999
Resource Depot was founded. Members from the Solid Waste Authority of Palm Beach County,Children’s Services Council of Palm Beach County, the Palm Beach County School District and Florida Power & Light, came together to divert clean, safe, reusable materials that would otherwise be destined for the landfill into the hands of people who can use them for educational and artistic purposes.

2013
After several changes of location in the intervening years, we finally found the ideal home: 2510 Florida Avenue, off Belvedere in West Palm Beach. We made our big move in the fall allowing our role in the community to expand. We are still “the teacher place” but we are also SO MUCH MORE. We couldn’t be more proud of our space, and we invite you to visit any time during our shopping hours to check it out! Please note warehouse access policies.

2016
A look at what’s coming:
Making Resource Depot a Destination Location. With additions of:
Artist GalleRe
Creation Station
Drop Stop
Tinker Lab
And more educational programs on and off site for all of Palm Beach County.

 

 

 

Project Ideas!   Materials!  Recycle!  Reuse!

 

 

Teaching Artists Wanted!

Send resume and photos of project samples to Chelsea at education@resourcedepot.net.

 

 

About Resource Depot:

Resource Depot is a non-profit organization in Palm Beach County that has been inspiring the masses for 17 years to reduce waste by way of creative reuse. Each year, Resource Depot rescues approximately 83 tons of waste from our landfills transforming that into supplies for classrooms, educational programs, and the weekend tinkerer. They spark imagination through their annual memberships, field trips, a summer Junk Camp, and in-house DIY workshops for all ages.

For more information visit:  www.resourcedepot.net 

 or Call 561.882.0090

 https://www.facebook.com/TheResourceDepot/
 https://twitter.com/resourcedepot
https://www.instagram.com/resourcedepot/

Shopping hours are:

Tuesdays & Thursdays 11 am – 5 pm,

Wednesdays 11 am – 7 pm, Saturdays 9 am – 2 pm

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Rickie@therickiereport.com   561-537-0291

17019 SW Sapri Way    Port St. Lucie, FL 34986

 

Digging Into What The Resource Depot Has To Offer: Start Turning Waste Into Wonder!

The Resource Depot is a treasure trove for crafters, educators, artists and anyone who is trying to create! This non-profit organization takes the importance of recycling to a higher level, offering supplies, classes, workshops and volunteer opportunities. Membership to Resource Depot is open to anyone in the community. Of course, teachers continue to shop here, as well as artists, families, home school parents  and other community groups.  The Rickie Report shares an interview with Caren Hackmen and Jennifer O’Brien of the Resource Depot located in West Palm Beach, FL. We hope you will put this on your list of places to see – we know you will return often! Crafters and artists interested in the 3rd round of the Guerilla A.R.T. (All Reusable Trash) Challenge at the Kelsey Theatre (adjacent to The Brewhouse Gallery) in Lake Park on Saturday, June 4th from 5-8pm read the details here.

 

 

 

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Resource Depot

2510 Florida Avenue     West Palm Beach, FL 33401

(561) 882-0090

www.resourcedepot.net

 

 

 

Caren Hackmen

Talks With Jennifer O’Brien,

Resource Depot

 

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Oh, The Creations!

 

CH: What is Resource Depot and how was it started?

Resource Depot is a nonprofit creative reuse center that has been serving the Palm Beach County community for more than 16 years. In 1999, several influential partners and collaborators in the community joined together to form Resource Depot. Some of those organizations are still involved today; Children’s Services Council, Solid Waste Authority, United Way of Palm Beach County, the School District of PBC, Florida Power and Light and SunFest.

 

JO:

We started as an educational and environmental initiative to reduce the amount of waste that was going into the landfill by diverting materials being disposed of that were still reusable. These donated materials from businesses and individuals were collected by Resource Depot and distributed to the educational community, specifically to help stretch the budgets of nonprofit organizations and teachers.

 

 

 

Resource Depot has stayed with that mission. However, since moving to a new, larger location in 2013, in West Palm Beach, the organization has not only expanded its physical footprint, but also expanded our programs and services. Now that we are more centrally located in the county we do more than just provide materials. We provide DIY resources and ideas for projects, host field trips and workshops for students and families as well as show artwork of local “junk artists” in our gallery.

 

 

 

Many people don’t realize that membership to Resource Depot is open to anyone in the community. Of course, teachers continue to shop here, as well as artists, families, home school moms and other community groups.

 

 

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           Books!

           Bins!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

CH: I attended an unusual event called “Signal House.” Can you describe it and tell me how that project was conceived?

JO:

The Signal House was a grant program made possible through the Cultural Council of Palm Beach County to serve as a way for us to activate a portion of unutilized outdoor space on our property as an interactive art installation. The grant provided funds for Resource Depot to secure Alex Branch, a visiting artist from Brooklyn, NY, who had created a similar installation in NY.

 

 

 

 

We were really attracted to the project because of its aesthetics and its collaborative nature. We had connected with Sarah Knouse, an art teacher at the Oxbridge Academy, who introduced us to Alex and her site-specific installations – and Signal House truly is a site-specific art installation. It is located in our outdoor “back yard”, which is adjacent to the railroad tracks. Rather than fight the noise, Alex chose to work with it. She created opportunities for visitors to have rhythm and music making experiences within the space. Signal House is just the first step in our plans to enhance the outdoor space to offer more opportunities for the community to gather for art workshops, music and even to view films on the building’s white wall.

 

 

This project is serving as a catalyst for us to create more and more space for events and unique programming. We have opportunities for the public “to see, to do and to make.”–whether someone wants to get materials here, learn something new or see what others are creating…there is something for everyone!

 

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FPLCares FPL Volunteer Day at Resource Depot

 

 

 

CH: What are some of the upcoming events?

JO:

Tyler Whitesides, a “junk” musician and author of the Janitor Series, visited Signal House Event. Tyler is a percussionist in his group, Jammin’ Janitors, who create music by “playing” janitorial equipment such as spray bottles, trash cans, and buckets. We continue to plan other community events in the Signal House space until the installation commences on June 4.

 

 

 

In addition to Signal House, we are gearing up for another exciting summer of Junk Camp at Resource Depot for kids entering grades K-5. At this year’s 2016 Junk Camp, children will spend the day exploring the possibilities within all the discarded materials in the world around them, while learning new ways of transforming everyday objects into extraordinary works of art, developing their imaginations, problem solving skills, and love for the environment in a fun, hands-on manner unique to Resource Depot!

 

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Field Trip To Resource Depot

 

 

 

We are currently accepting registrations for all three weeks open in the summer :

June 20-24th
July 11-15th
August 1-5th

 

 

 

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Guerilla A.R.T. (All Reusable Trash) Challenge

 

 

 

Also, we are currently recruiting crafters and artists for our 3rd round of the Guerilla A.R.T. (All Reusable Trash) Challenge at the Kelsey Theatre (adjacent to The Brewhouse Gallery) in Lake Park on Saturday, June 4th from 5-8pm. The Guerilla A.R.T. Challenge is an on-the-spot crafting challenge consisting of 4 teams who take on 3 quick challenges to compete for the title of “Extreme Guerilla A.R.Tist”.
In each round, contestants will channel their inner “MacGyvers”, out-crafting each other with Resource Depot’s repurposed materials and their own wits, creativity, skills, and secret weapons! Three celebrity judges will rate projects on artistic merit, technique, and utility, but bribing is *encouraged* — expect that to upend the scored results and lead to much hilarity.

 

 

 

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Creativity Is Happening!

 

 

CH: How do you go about accepting contributions?

JO:

We love contributions and are always looking for teaching materials, arts & craft supplies, and other cool materials with lots of possibilities! We cannot accept anything that that is broken, unsafe or unclean. Donations can be dropped off anytime we are open (See Website for Hours www.resourcedepot.net). We also have a pick-up service for larger business donations.

 

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Field Trip at the Create Space

 

CH: How would an individual or an organization go shopping at Resource Depot?

JO:

 

Anybody can come off the street and get a one day bin pass to fill up a recyclable tote bin for $5.00. If you become a member, you are given a larger tote bin to “shop” and you may have unlimited visits throughout the year, as well as placing items on a wish list. Some of our customers have placed items such as theater props, a sewing machine, projector, or large quantities of items. Our inventory of materials changes daily (even hourly) as donations come in, so visit often as you will discover new treasures each time your are here! Currently we have a great deal of fabric, file folders and binders. We also have matte board and frames, loads of plastic containers, poster board and other items that artists can use on a rather regular basis.

 

 

 

 

CH: What is the most important thing for people to know about Resource Depot?

JO:

We are a one-of-kind nonprofit in this community. We enjoy being a pay-it-forward kind of organization, where we are extending the life of objects that will not go into a landfill, extending peoples budgets, and opening their minds, while at the same time contributing to sustainability and environmental health of our local community.  I am also available to speak to groups and organizations!

 

 

Please come and check us out – there is something for everyone.

Resource Depot

Hours of operation:
Tuesday-Thursday: 11 am to 5 pm
Saturday 1 pm to 5 pm.
Check website for summer hours

www.resourcedepot.net

Shopping Hours: 

Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday 11am-5pm, Saturday, 9am-1pm

Donation Hours: Monday -Friday 9 am-4 pm

2510 Florida Avenue
West Palm Beach, FL 33401
 561-882-0090
Across from Publix
One block west of Old Dixie

Directions:

Travelling from I-95, exit at Belvedere, and head east 7/10 of a mile to Florida Avenue. Turn left on Florida, which is the street after Georgia. Asian Accents is visible on the corner.

 

 

For more information about Caren Hackman:

Caren Hackman is a graphic designer and fine artist living in Palm Beach Gardens, FL. and author of a book about Graphic Design and Good Business practice: http://www.carenhackman.com/book/.

Be sure to check out Caren’s wonderful artwork – Caren is a talented artist in her own right! She is a founding member of the Artists of Palm Beach County.

www.carenhackman.com

 

 

 

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

Rickie Leiter, Publisher

The Rickie Report

P.O.Box 33423

Palm Beach Gardens, FL 33420

Rickie@therickiereport.com

561-537-0291

 

Resource Depot’s Guerrilla A.R.T. (All Reusable Trash) Challenge Looking For Vendors For Local Artisan Village, Teams And Individuals To Participate And Onlookers!

Resource Depot’s Guerilla A.R.T. Challenge is back for another round. Guerilla A.R.T. (All Reusable Trash) is a fun creative competition encouraging teams, young and old and all ability levels, to step up to the challenge and show their ‘up-cycling’ skills.  Resource Depot presents a Live Crafting Competition Saturday January 9th, 2016 from 4 – 8:00 PM at The Brewhouse Gallery in Lake Park. Watch four teams of local artists and makers take quick “On-The-Spot” craft challenges to compete for the title of “Extreme Guerrilla A.R.T. ist”.  Artists and Crafters are welcome to participate  by selling their environmentally sustainable work.  The Rickie Report shares all the details and some photos of a recent Guerrilla A.R.T. Challenge. Deadline for application is by December 24th. Art lovers: Mark January 9th on your calendars NOW!  This event is Free to attend!

 

 

 

 

 

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Guerilla A.R.T. (All Reusable Trash)

Live Crafting Competition

Saturday January 9th, 2016

4 – 8:00 PM

The Brewhouse Gallery

720 Park Avenue   Lake Park, FL.

 

 

Want to Participate?

Want to Sell Your Art?

Want to Sell Your Craftwork?

Deadline for application: December 24th

Visit www.resourcedepot.net

for details and application

Or  Call Resource Depot at 561-882-0090

The event encourages people to create art from reused, excess, found objects, or about-to-be-discarded materials from Resource Depot’s expansive warehouse. Some of the items the artists can create with include paper, cardboard, wood, rubber, fabric, plastic, metal, bottle caps and Styrofoam. The goal is to create awareness and promote activism within the local community and especially to the younger generations by spreading the idea that yesterday’s rubbish can be transformed into today’s art.

 

 

 

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“Guerrilla Head Art”

 

The main purpose for creative events such as Guerilla A.R.T. is to enhance education and appreciation of the arts and their impact on society. Overall, the concept is to preserve the environment by saving reusable materials from the landfill and improve humanity’s relationship with the natural world.

 

 

 

 

Also added to the event for this round: a local Artisan Village for your shopping pleasure. Resource Depot is still currently looking for vendors with handmade (environmentally-sustainable a plus) products to sell.  For more information about joining the Artisan Village please email or call Jennifer O’Brien at jobrien@resourcedepot.net and 561-882-0090.

 

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Resource Depot Competition Area

 

 

 

This is how the event goes: each round contestants will channel their inner “MacGyvers”, out-crafting each other using Resource Depot’s repurposed materials and their own wits, creativity, and skills. Teams will be given materials normally considered trash (like things from the recycling bin), and some tools to work with (tape, glue, etc.). Each team’s challenge is to transform these reusable items into artistic creations on-site during different timed challenges during the event.

 

 

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Autumn Skye Tattoo Team

 

 

 

 

Here are the detailed Challenge Rules for those crafty creative types out there who would like to participate:

 

Challenge Rules:

• Two artist teams will randomly be paired against each other (head-to-head), with the winners of the semi-final round facing off in the final challenge. The first rounds will be 15-20 minutes in length, with the final challenge being 30-40 minutes.
• Artists will all receive their challenge simultaneously at the start of their head-to-head competition.
• Artwork must be created with the materials and tools supplied by Resource Depot, which will include ordinarily disposable items such as, but not limited to, materials such as paper, cardboard, wood, rubber, fabric, plastic, metal, bottle caps and Styrofoam. Tools may include such items as glue/glue guns, tape, staplers and other fasteners, scissors and other cutting instruments. Chosen materials for each challenge will not be revealed until the challenge begins.
• Each artist team is allowed to bring one “secret weapon” to the competition which could be cool reusable material or crafting tool and is allowed one bribe to the judges which can be a creative object but not money (and value not to exceed $50).
• At the end of the allotted time, artwork must be display ready and safe for viewing to be considered for judging. Artwork must be an original piece completed solely by the team using only materials provided and is encouraged to be whimsical, unusual, wild, curious or personally significant. Teams should be prepared to “sell”/explain their creation to the judges to receive the highest score—hint…storytelling is key part of the creative process and presentation.
• For all challenges, the artwork must be socially appropriate and acceptable. This means that artwork cannot be of any sexual nature; it should not contained any drug paraphernalia, nor be of violence or overtly gruesome in nature.
• Resource Depot and The Brewhouse Gallery reserve the right to display, publish and make the work available to the public via photo/video or otherwise. Artwork created in the contest may not be returned.
Celebrity judges will be on hand to rate projects on artistic merit, technique, and utility. And Resource Depot is thrilled to have back Tyson from the Gater 98.7FM as star MC for the night. Categories to complete for include:
• Most Creative
• Best Transformation of Raw Material to Art
• Thematic Impact: How does the piece reflect back to the reduce/reuse/recycle mission

 

The panel of three local “celebrity” judges (yet to be disclosed-stay tuned on the Resource Depot website for the latest updates!) will be on hand to help judge the entries.

 

 

 

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Guerilla Ladies Team

 

 

 

 

In the first round of this competition that took place in September 2015, the teams had members that consisted of people from all walks of life: tattoo artists, painters, home schooling mothers, surfers, social workers, and teachers. As you can see ANYONE can get in on the fun and is encouraged to do so. The winner that evening received a $100 gift certificate to The Brewhouse Gallery. Resource Depot is now accepting applications for the next set of teams to take on these challenges during Round Two this January 9th.

 

 

 

Save the date and get ready to grab a beer, and get a front row seat for the extreme crafting at The Brewhouse Gallery, 720 Park Ave, Lake Park, and watch the glitter fly. The event is FREE for the public, however, we hope you will patronize The Brewhouse Gallery as a percentage of the proceeds from the evening benefit the non-profit Resource Depot.

 

 

 

 

 

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Derby Girls Team

 

 

 

Resource Depot is a center for creative reuse that collects all the things that nobody wants anymore and gives them to those who can use them. This is done through mostly through memberships. But more than just collecting and distributing upcycled items, they also teach amazing ways to put all these items to use at home, in the classroom or in a business. This is accomplished by offering field trips, summer camp, in-house workshops, and outreach programs. At Resource Depot they believe in education through imagination, and creating a sustainable future starting with the surrounding community.

 

 

 For more information about joining the Artisan Village please email or call Jennifer O’Brien at jobrien@resourcedepot.net and 561-882-0090

 

 

 

 

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

Rickie Leiter, Publisher

The Rickie Report

P.O.Box 33423

Palm Beach Gardens, FL 33420

Rickie@therickiereport.com

561-537-0291

Transform a Majestic Tree into a Kinetic Sculpture with Up-Cycled Items From YOU!

Here is a distinctive way for EVERYONE to get involved with an art project!  Artist, Elayna Toby is collecting up-cycled items from around the community to create a kinetic sculpture which will be featured at the International Kinetic Sculpture Symposium in Boynton Beach.  It takes place February 6-8. How do YOU get involved?  Elayna Toby has made it EASY.  There are Drop -Off Boxes around the County to bring your items.  This is your chance to share a selfie photo or short video as well.  The Rickie Report shares the details here.  What a terrific activity for vacation-time, when the kids are home!  (And a great way to clear out some clutter…)

 

 

Let’s Transform a Majestic Tree

into a Kinetic Sculpture

 

With Up-Cycled Items from YOU

“Re-imagining everyday objects brings out the inner artist in us all. Each unique object, person and story is special,” says Elayna Toby “But when linked together, as Aristotle said, ‘the whole is greater than the sum of its parts.’”

 

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Here’s how to participate…

 

1) CLEAR OUT your CLUTTER

 

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Empty your junk drawers, office & garage.

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Invite new possibilities for 2015!

 

Sample items to up-cycle into art… keys ⊕ curtain or napkin rings ⊕ hardware ⊕ bells pieces of jewelry ⊕ small house wares ⊕ buckles ⊕ auto or computer parts ⊕ etc.

 

 

Up-Cycle Contributions Should:

→ Have a hole or opening for stringing (by artist Elayna Toby)

→ Weigh less than a candy bar

 

 

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2) DROP OFF your CLUTTER (thru Dec.31)

Bag & Bring your items to an Up-Cycle Drop Box

 

 

  • Artisans on the Ave, 630 Lake Ave, Lake Worth, 33460 (M-Sat 11am-9pm, Sun 11am-6 pm)

 

  • Boynton Beach City Hall-West Wing, 100 E. Boynton Beach Blvd., Boynton Beach, 33425 (M-F 8am-5pm)

 

  • Resource Depot, 2510 Florida Ave., West Palm Beach, 33401 (M-F 9am-4pm, Sat. 9am-1pm)

 

  • Go Van Gogh, 11701 Lake Victoria Gardens Ave, Downtown at the Gardens, Palm Beach Gardens, 33410 (M-F 11am-9pm, Sat, 10am-9pm, Sun. 12pm-6pm)

 

 

 

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3) SHARE a STORY about your STUFF

Before you drop off your stuff at one of the Up-Cycle Drop Boxes do a brief (30-seconds) video selfie talking about the items you’re contributing.

Please state your name at the beginning of your selfie.
Perhaps you wish to share, why you want to up-cycle your stuff & be part of this community art project?
Email your video selfie to Elayna Toby at tobyarts1@gmail.com

 

During the International Kinetic Art Exhibit & Symposium in Boynton Beach

 

4) Meet at the Tree! Feb 6-8

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Å Experience the Tree’s Transformation

Å Feel the Power of Community

Å Hear Cool Stories of Re-purposed Stuff

Å Purchase Unique Kinetic Strands *

*A portion of proceeds will benefit the City Boynton Beach’s Art in Public Places program and Resource Depot.

 For more information please visit:

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Elayna Toby
561.676.9150
elayna@elaynatobyart.com
www.elaynatobyart.com/kinetic-connections
www.facebook.com/elaynatobyart

www.elaynatobyart.com

 

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 www.intlkineticartevent.org

 

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 www.boyntonbeacharts.org

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 www.resourcedepot.net

 

 

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

Rickie Leiter, Publisher

The Rickie Report

P.O.Box 33423

Palm Beach Gardens, FL 33420

Rickie@therickiereport.com

561-537-0291

Kinetic Art Events with Elayna Toby are Open to the Public and FREE

The public is invited to transform an historic tree into a kinetic sculpture! The FREE EVENTS will take place on NOVEMBER 1st, 8th, & 15th. A majestic kapok tree in east Boynton Beach will be temporarily transformed into a kinetic sculpture by led local kinetic artist Elayna Toby, and everyone is invited to participate in the creative process. Three FREE “community creating” events will be held at the Boynton Beach City Library’s program room, 208 S. Seacreast Blvd. Come by anytime between 10am and 1pm. Simply bring small objects you’d like to re-purpose into art that will hang from the tree. Everyone who participates will design a section of the sculpture with the items they bring. Elayna Toby will string together community designed sections into twirling strands that will hang from the tree.  The Rickie Report urges everyone to JUST STOP BY for this FUN, Informative activity – a different way to recycle!  Did we mention FREE? 

 

 

 

Upcoming FREE EVENTS:

 

Saturdays:  November 1st,  8th  &  15th

 

10:00 am-1:00 pm

(DROP BY ANYTIME)

Boynton Beach City Library

208 S. Seacrest Blvd.       Boynton Beach

 

 

 

 

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PUBLIC INVITED TO

TRANSFORM AN HISTORIC TREE INTO A KINETIC SCULPTURE

 FREE EVENTS NOVEMBER 1, 8, & 15

 

A majestic kapok tree in east Boynton Beach will be temporarily transformed into a kinetic sculpture by led local kinetic artist Elayna Toby, and everyone is invited to participate in the creative process.

 

 

 

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Kapok Tree

Three FREE “community creating” events will be held at the Boynton Beach City Library’s program room, 208 S. Seacreast Blvd. Come by anytime between 10am and 1pm. Simply bring small objects you’d like to re-purpose into art that will hang from the tree. Everyone who participates will design a section of the sculpture with the items they bring. Elayna Toby will string together community designed sections into twirling strands that will hang from the tree.

 

It’s easy and fun to be part of this unique community art project! Simply rummage through your shelves and junk drawers to find small items to upcycle into art such as bells, bits of hardware, old keys, machine or computer parts, gears or other baubles. Everyone is invited to participate. You need not think of yourself as creative or artistic to contribute to this kinetic sculpture.

 

 

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“I’m excited to see the special kapok tree transformed into kinetic art with the community’s discarded and found objects,” says kinetic artist Elayna Toby. “I love seeing the surprise on people’s faces when they realize it’s fun and not hard to create something artistic with ordinary items they have around the house.”

 

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Participants will also have the opportunity to create “video selfies” about their unique objects and the artistic compositions they create during each event. A video, showcasing the hundreds of community participants who contributed items that make up Kinetic-Connections, will be featured adjacent to the transformed tree during the International Kinetic Art Exhibition and Symposium that will be held February 6-8, 2015.

 

 

Kinetic-Connections will be a temporary installation taken down at the end of the symposium, leaving the tree in its original state, as if untouched. The strands, inspired by and generated from the community, will then be “recycled” back into the world, made available for sale as decorations for home or garden. A portion of the proceeds from sales of these strands will benefit the City of Boynton Beach Art in Public Places program and Resource Depot. Kinetic artist Elayna Toby was commissioned by the City of Boynton Beach/Art in Public Places to create Kinetic-Connections as part of the 2015 International Kinetic Art Exhibit and Symposium.

 For more information visit www.ElaynaTobyArt.com/kinetic-connections. These workshops are part of the International Kinetic Art Exhibit and Symposium – www.IntlKineticArtEvent.org.

 

 

“The most exciting part of Kinetic-Connections for us is the community involvement in creating an interactive site specific installation.” Says Debby Coles-Dobay, Boynton Beach’s Public Arts Manager and chief coordinator of the of the International Kinetic Art Exhibition and Symposium.  Kinetic-Connections is brought to you by Elayna Toby Art, in partnership with the 2015 International Kinetic Art Exhibit and Symposium, the City of Boynton Beach/Art in Public Places, and Resource Depot.

 

 

 

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With a B.A. in Cultural Anthropology and an M.S. in Public Horticulture Administration and Museum Management, Elayna Toby’s interests are as varied as her artwork which is currently on exhibition at OSGS Gallery in West Palm Beach’s Northwood section. Internationally, she was invited by Habla: The Center for Language and Culture, to lead a “natural mobiles” workshop at Park Aak, an ecological park in Mexico.

 

More information about Elayna Toby and Kinetic-Connections can be found at

www.elaynatobyart.com/kinetic-connections

and

www.facebook.com/elaynatobyart.

Or email Elayna Toby   elayna@elaynatobyart.com

 

 

Learn about our partners:

www.elaynatobyart.com | www.intlkineticartevent.org | www.boyntonbeacharts.org | www.resourcedepot.net

– See more at: http://elaynatobyart.com/kinetic-connections/#sthash.irBP7fkC.dpuf

 

 

 

 

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