Celebrate Veterans Day with Artisans on the Ave. on Saturday November 8, 2014. We will feature our artists who are veterans or married to one and Palm Beach Troop Support! Stop by before or after the Lake Worth Veterans Day parade and festivities. Volunteers from Palm Beach Troop Support, will be on hand to accept your donations. Open all day from 11am to 9pm. The Rickie Report is proud to share the details and some photos.
630 Lake Avenue Lake Worth, Fl. 33460
Palm Beach Troop Support is focused on helping returning wounded and disabled vets. PBTS volunteer efforts started 12 years ago, sending letters and care packages to friends and family. Now PBTS takes on large scale projects such as rehabbing vets old homes and recently purchased a new home for a local vet in need. The volunteers of PBTS donate their labor and their hearts, as they take time to sit down and listen. “We meet many fascinating heroes from as far back at WWII.”
Palm Beach Troop Support will continue to help as many of our heroes as often as they can. PBTS would like to thank their local business partners and all the folks that donate their financial and physical support. Please help us help our wounded that continue to return every day. This is the least we can do for our freedoms they so gallantly protected.
Meet the Artists and Veterans
Blu Paw Woodworks, Exotic Wood Creations
Bob Hunter was drafted in April of 1968, went to Vietnam in September of that year and spent 14 months in the Central Highlands. His job was to map the movement of enemy troops in areas of conflict.
Bob creates a variety of boxes, trays, food serving boards and furniture. His designs are driven and inspired by the grains, colors and patterns of the exotic woods he is using. Each piece is one of a kind.
Title: Wherever you are is home
Joan and Bob married in 1971 and immediately reported to the island of Puerto Rico and Ramey Air Force Base. After his tour, Bob was an active part of the Armed Forces for 30 years in the role of a Naval Reservist.
Joan says “Some of my work recalls the theme of his absences as in ‘Wherever you are is Home’. Bob continues to serve his country in the role of a Natural Resource Specialist, helping to preserve our natural resources.”
Durga and her newly retired veteran Dennis Vargas Garcia, retired Gunnery Sergeant USMC. They met on the rifle range in Camp Pendelton, CA.
Fine Arts Portraits
Durga is a published, internationally exhibited artist with several major Awards to her credit. She is a South Florida-based freelance professional photographer of art for artists, portraits, commercial projects & events.
Fused glass and Beaded Jewelry
Jim grew up in Philadelphia, where he made the decision to enlist. After his tour of duty he spent many years in Wyoming before moving to Florida to follow his passion of creating Art works in Fused glass.
His colorful and whimsical works display his playful sense of humor.
For More information contact Capt.T. Turpin/ Palm Beach Troop Support/ Tropical Sands Christian Church 561-722-3583
Artisans On The Ave Gallery
Artisans On The Ave Gallery is located at 630 Lake Avenue in the middle of downtown Lake Worth, Florida.
Hours are Sunday thru Tuesday, 11 AM – 6 PM. Wednesday thru Saturday, 11 AM – 9 PM.
Our Gallery features the work of 25 local artists working in all media.
For information on becoming an artist with two or three-dimensional art in our gallery please call Betty Wilson 561-762-8162 or Linda Manganaro 561-308-7263.
Gallery phone: 561-582-3300.
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