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/

 

 

 

 

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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

 

 

 

 

 

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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

 

 

 

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The Elliott Museum Announces A Sweet Call To Artists For 2D, 3D And Edible Art

Artists working in any 2D and 3D media are being challenged to think outside the box and create work for Sweet! – a food & drink-themed juried art show to be held in the Elliott Museum’s Changing Exhibitions Gallery this fall. The show will feature works by Florida artists in all media (except photography or digital images) and runs September 15th through November 4th. The opening reception will be held Saturday, September 15th and will include an Edible Artwork Show & Competition in conjunction with the food-themed artwork. The Rickie Report shares the details of how to apply and we cannot wait to see this exhibit!!  Mark your calendars for the Opening Reception NOW!  

 

 

825 NE Ocean Boulevard   Stuart, FL 34996
772-225-1961   

www.elliottmuseum.org

The Elliott Museum on Hutchinson Island in Stuart Is Open daily 10 am – 5 pm.  

 

OPENING  RECEPTION:

Saturday, September 15, 2018

2- 5 PM

Exhibit will be available September 15th through November 4th

Go to EVENTS and click on: 

CLICK FOR ARTWORK PROSPECTUS: SWEET_ARTWORK_PROSPECTUS_FINAL

CLICK FOR ARTWORK ENTRY INFORMATION: HOWTOCAFE_EM_SWEET

CLICK FOR SPONSORSHIP OPPORTUNITIES:  EM_SWEET_SPONSOR_OPPS

CULINARY ARTISTS: CHECK BACK FOR EDIBLE ENTRY FORM – COMING SOON!

Artists working in traditional media and edible products both are encouraged to be creative in their choices for subject matter.  Artwork will be available for sale for the duration of the exhibition, and edible artists may opt to sell their creations in a silent auction during the reception.  All sales will benefit the Elliott Museum as well as the artists.  Some edible artists may have samples available or even serve their creations after the judging concludes.  Reception guests will have a chance to vote for their favorite edible creation in both People’s Choice and Kids’ Choice categories.  There will also be a People’s Choice award for traditional artwork that will be announced a week before the art exhibition closes.
 

CALL  FOR   ARTISTS:

Traditional artists have until August 12th to submit up to five pieces for consideration through callforentry.orgCulinary artists have until September 7th to submit plans for their projects.  Submission guidelines, prospectuses, and rules can be found on the website or by visiting the Museum.  Sponsorship opportunities are also available: call Deb Banta at 772-225-1961, ext. 124.  Questions about the shows should be emailed to Robin Lee Makowski at RMakowski@elliottmuseum.org.

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

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

772-225-1961

www.ElliottMuseum.org

Facebook: https://facebook.com/elliottmuseum

 

 

 

 

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The Stars Come Out This Saturday Night At GARALA At City Place! Costumes, Art, Cocktails, And More!

The Stars Come Out at Night!  Gabriele Kraus, Ray Gross and Laurent Dareau invite you to a Saturday night soirée at GARALA at City Place. Saturday, May 12th, everyone is invited to come dressed up as your favorite celebrity or character, enjoy art, cocktails and more!  The Rickie Report gives the details here so you don’t miss any of the action!

 

 

 


701 S. Rosemary Avenue    West Palm Beach

CityPlace

 

 

 

The  Stars

Come  Out  at  Night!  

Gabriele Kraus, Ray Gross and Laurent Dareau invite you to a Saturday night soirée at GARALA at City Place.  Come dressed up as your favorite celebrity or character, enjoy art, cocktails and more!  

 

701 S. Rosemary Ave

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

BASQUAIT  PRINT USED TO SELL THE ORIGINAL  60″X 67″

Gabriele’s  “Marilyn”

“Red Shoe” by Ray Gross

For more information about GARALA Gallery please contact: 

rayhgross@gmail.com

Gabriele Kraus  561.897.8361

Ray Gross 561.951.4749

Laurent Dareau  239.220.4638

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Lighthouse ArtCenter Satellite Exhibition, “Art Of The Figure” Opens On the 22nd Floor Capitol Gallery, Tallahassee, FL, Featuring Sam Perry, Terre Rybovich, Purvis Young

If you’re traveling to the State Capitol this summer be sure to visit the artwork of three native born Floridians who surprise and delight us with their entirely unexpected viewpoints, talents and techniques. The Lighthouse ArtCenter, based in Tequesta, is proud to present these important testaments to our shared humanity. These accomplished artists translate their individual life experiences using only pencils and paint on paper and canvas, or in the case of Purvis Young, anything he could get his hands on. Highlighted are: Sam Perry, Terre Rybovich, and Purvis Young (Florida Artist Hall Of Fame, 2018).   The Rickie Report shares the details and some sneak peeks. Many thanks to Janeen Mason for curating this seminal exhibit, available now through August 31st.

 

 

 

 

 

Lighthouse ArtCenter Satellite Exhibition

22nd Floor Capitol Gallery

Tallahassee, Florida

“Art of the Figure”

A cultural narrative by the native born:

Sam Perry

Terre Rybovich

Purvis Young (Florida Artist Hall of Fame – 2018)

May 1 – August 31, 2018

Curated by Janeen Mason

 

 

The Lighthouse ArtCenter is proud to present these important testaments to our shared humanity.

https://youtu.be/V2U8UGWw-kA

 

 

 

 

 

Sam Perry

 

Sam Perry grew up in West Palm Beach, Florida, and is now one of the area’s most accomplished artists. He achieved success as an abstract artist in galleries in Miami, New York and elsewhere. Then, in the wake of 9/11, Sam chose to focus on the human figure. “It was a paradigm shift for me,” he explained. “I became more aware of humanity and its frailty.”

Sam is an active proponent of the arts in his community. A member of the faculty of the Armory Art Center since 1987, he is now the longest- serving person there. He also taught art at Florida Atlantic University, Palm Beach Atlantic University and Dreyfoos School of the Arts, in addition to giving private lessons.

Sam received all of his education in Florida. He earned his Bachelor of Fine Art at Ringling College of Art and Design and his Master of Fine Art at Florida Atlantic University.

“I like to draw in public spaces because it connects me to my community.” Sam added, “Palm Beach county is significant to the arts in Florida and becoming more so as the population continues to grow and evolve into sophisticated art-lovers.”

Sam Perry is the recipient of the South Florida Cultural Consortium Fellowship. His work has appeared in numerous solo exhibitions and is collected by museums, universities and private patrons.

 

 

Terre Rybovich

 

Each of these large drawings began with Terre Rybovich charcoaling the entire surface of the paper and then lying down on it. The idea came to her years ago while delirious with the flu. “Drawing backwards” is how it initially presented itself. In other words, she removes charcoal to create an image instead of adding charcoal to paper.

Focused on figurative work, the body seemed like the most promising means for removing charcoal. The imprints are subtle but powerful, even edifying. She explains an unexpected outcome of this technique is how the mind reacts when confronted with creative input that it did not generate. Every new drawing requires a period of slow absorption, or acquiescence, before the mind can yield to the body’s input. Then the imprint guides the process of completing the drawing.

Ultimately, the result of the body calling the shots at the drawing board is that she creates artwork that the mind could not have imagined. This means she works in a state of perpetual wonder.

Other artists have imprinted their art with their bodies since the earliest cave paintings. What captivates us is the unadulterated impact of this most literal means of making the immaterial material— which is the essence of art.

Terre’s formal education covered politics and economics. Her first career was in social justice activism and grant-making. That activist experience forged an enduring commitment to this world. It also instilled a courageous drive that she channels into art-making where she is happiest when she ventures beyond what is known.

She is the daughter of Tommie Rybovich, the noted boat designer and builder. Ms. Rybovich proudly claims an inheritance of self-guided vision and ambition for the work.

 

Purvis Young 1943-2010

Inducted into the Florida Artist Hall of Fame 2018

 

Born in Miami’s Liberty City neighborhood, visual artist Purvis Young is most associated with the Overtown neighborhood where he settled in the 1960s. A major figure in the world of “Outsider Art,” his work may be found in the collections of the American Folk Art Museum, the Corcoran Gallery of Art, the High Museum of Art, the National Museum of African American History and Culture, and the Philadelphia Museum of Art, as well as Overtown’s Black Archives History and Research Foundation of South Florida, among many others.

A prolific creator, Young served three years in prison as a teenager, where he began drawing and studying art books from the prison library. “I didn’t have nothing going for myself,” he said. “That’s the onliest thing I could mostly do. I was just looking through art books, looking at guys painting their feelings.”

His work, highly influenced by Western art history, is colorful and vibrant, often serving as social critique and a call to action for social justice. Young painted and drew on a multiplicity of objects including found wood, discarded cardboard, doors, old utility bills, and printed pages from books. His installation “Good Bread Alley” consisted of multiple works affixed to the walls of a vacant alley in Overtown. Artworks were often sold or removed, then replaced with new works, and the installation/mural soon attracted the attention of the media and Bernard Davis, owner of the Miami Art Museum, who became an early patron, providing art supplies to the artist.

 

For more information go towww.LighthouseArts.org

To inquire about the availability of specific pieces in the video please email Janeen Mason, Curator, Lighthouse ArtCenter  Janeen@LighthouseArts.org

 

 

 

 

 

Lighthouse ArtCenter:

The Lighthouse ArtCenter is a 501c(3) nonprofit that has provided uninterrupted art and cultural programming in Palm Beach County Florida for 55 years. Started in 1964 by Christopher Norton and eight ambitious artists the ArtCenter has grown to include a 5,000 square foot gallery and 8,000 square foot school of art. The gallery installs an average of 11 exhibitions visited by over 20,000 guests each year while the school of art features a faculty of 45 professional artists who serve over 2,500 adult students and 700 children (ages 6-12). Scholarships are available for those in need. Adults and children with special needs meet for art classes at no charge. Faculty outreach serves over 300 more residents in assisted living facilities, underserved communities and children from economically challenged circumstances.

Support for the Lighthouse ArtCenter comes in many forms; gallery sales, classes, membership, sponsors, grants, fellowships and a working board of directors.

If you are interested in more information, or to inquire about purchasing one of the pieces on display in this exhibition please contact Janeen Mason.

Email: Janeen@LighthouseArtCenter.org Phone: (561) 746-3101

 

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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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4th Anniversary Of Brewhouse Gallery, New Mural Unveiling, Music, Food And Kicking Off Kelsey Cares

Celebrate the 4th Anniversary of the Brewhouse with art, live music, a new mural, food and fun!  The festivities take place on Saturday, May 12 from 1PM until Midnight. The event is Free.  AJ Brockman’s brainchild has gone beyond any expectations, as he kicks off “Kelsey Cares”, a non-profit to benefit the Lake Park Arts District.  The Rickie Report shares the details and some sneak peeks.

 

 

THE  4 YEAR  ANNIVERSARY  BLOCK  PARTY

SATURDAY,  May 12, 2018

 

1 PM – Midnight

FREE EVENT

 

 

PARTICIPATING MURALISTS:


Craig McInnis

For more information:

www.kelseycares.org

 

For up-to-the-minute listings of events visit:

www.brewhousegallery.com

https://www.facebook.com/TheBrewhouseGallery

 

 

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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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Rickie@therickiereport.com   561-537-0291

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