“Plein Air Poetry Contest” Blends Visual Art and The Written Word

The Palm Beach Poetry Festival announces “Plein Air Poetry Contest”.  The Rickie Report applauds the concept and shares the details here.  This is a Call for Original poems of up to 30 lines, inspired by the “En Plein Air” Exhibit at the Cornell Museum of Art, Delray Beach Center for the Arts.  Use the selected paintings for your inspiration and submit by March 8th.  There are cash prizes, Honorable Mentions and the opportunity to have your poem published!  No entry fee! All ages!

 

 

 

PALM BEACH POETRY FESTIVAL

Launches Plein Air Poetry Contest Inspired by
‘En Plein Air’ Exhibit at Cornell Museum of Art

Deadline for Poetic Entries is March 8, 2015

 

 

 

 Susan R. Williamson, Director of the Palm Beach Poetry Festival,  announces a Plein Air Poetry Contest.  To enter, local writers are encouraged to submit up to 30 lines of original poetry inspired by the eight designated works from the “En Plein Air” exhibit now running at the Cornell Museum at the Delray Beach Center for the Arts.

 

"Pumped Up" by Manon Sander

“Pumped Up” by Manon Sander

 

Plein Air refers to the art of painting in outdoor daylight. The “En Plein Air” exhibit features paintings of Delray Beach and other Palm Beach County locations.

 

 

"Gater at Loxahatchee Wetlands" by Kerry Eriksen

“Gator at Loxahatchee Wetlands” by Kerry Eriksen

 

“The poetic tradition of taking inspiration from works of art is called ‘ekphrasis’ from the Greek,” said Ms. Williamson. “Ekphrastic Poems may include literal descriptions of a work of art, the poet´s mood in response to a work of art, metaphorical associations inspired by a work of art, or personal memories about a work of art. It’s a tradition quite alive in America today, and we’re pleased to join with the Cornell Museum and Plein Air Palm Beach  (PleinAirPalmBeach.com) to present this opportunity for poets to be inspired. Co-founder and Organizer of Plein Air Palm Beach, Ralph Papa said, “As written or spoken words can evoke images for both the artist and the poet, poets may represent a visual image in words. Visual artists, particularly plein air painters capture a scene in the moment as they see it.”

 

"Spring Path at Jupiter Ridge" by Ruth Weiss

“Spring Path at Jupiter Ridge” by Ruth Weiss

 

Poems should submitted by email in the body of the message, directly to pleinair@palmbeachpoetryfestival.org no later than March 8, 2015.

 

"Misty Waters at Riverbend" by Chris Kinga

“Misty Waters at Riverbend” by Chris King

 

 

The winning poet will receive a $100 prize, and $25 will be given to each of the four runners-up. Their submitted poems – along with another five “honorable mentions” – will be published on the Poetry Festival’s website at http://palmbeachpoetryfestival.org/pleinaircontest.

 

To enter the contest, poets will submit a poem inspired by the eight selected paintings of the exhibit.

 

"Sausage Tree" by Sheila Wolff

“Sausage Tree” by Sheila Wolff

 


What to Do
:
Visit the “En Plein Air” Exhibit and be inspired by the award-winning plein air art to write and submit a poem to pleinair@palmbeachpoetryfestival.org.

 

"Roundabout" by Hope Reiss

“Roundabout” by Hope Reiss

 


The Cornell Museum
is located at Delray Center for the Arts, 51 North Swinton,  to the south of the Crest Theatre building. Hours are Tuesday-Sunday, 10:00 am-4:30 pm; closed Mondays and major holidays. Delray Center for the Arts members and children under 6 years old are free. hours are Tuesday-Sunday, 10:00 am-4:30 pm; closed Mondays and major holidays. Admission is $5. Delray Center for the Arts members and children under 6 years old are free

Prizes:

  • First Prize: $100
  • Second, Third, Fourth Prizes: 4 awards of $25 each
  • 5 Honorable Mentions
  • Top 10 entries published online
"Sunny Day at Green Cay" by Dale Stryker

“Sunny Day at Green Cay” by Dale Stryker

 

Results Announced: April 15, 2015

Submit to: pleinair@palmbeachpoetryfestival.org in the body of an email message and include the painting name that inspired your poem.


Entry Fee:
No fee. Submit one poem only, please.

Length Limit: Poem may be up to 30 lines

"A Rainy Day at the Boynton Inlet" by Brennan King

“A Rainy Day at the Boynton Inlet” by Brennan King

 

The Contest Judge is Stephen Gibson, author of five poetry collections: Rorschach Art Too (2014 Donald Justice Prize, West Chester University), Paradise (Miller Williams Prize finalist, University of Arkansas Press, 2011), Frescoes (Lost Horse Press book prize, 2009), Masaccio’s Expulsion (MARGIE/Intuit House book prize, 2006), and Rorschach Art (Red Hen, 2001).  His work has appeared in The Paris Review, Ploughshares, and Poetry. He teaches at Palm Beach State College, and lives in West Palm Beach. 

 

 

For additional details, see: http://palmbeachpoetryfestival.org/pleinaircontest.

you can also reference this link:

http://archive.constantcontact.com/fs165/1102166379863/archive/1120048854403.html

and our website link:
http://palmbeachpoetryfestival.org/pleinaircontest

and the photo and contest listening on Facebook:
http://goo.gl/Xaq2BB

 

About the

Palm Beach Poetry Festival 2016:

The 12th Annual Palm Beach Poetry Festival will be held next January at the Delray Beach Center for the Arts. The Festival will once again featuring top poets at numerous ticketed public events, including readings, talks, interviews, panel discussions and more. The Palm Beach Poetry Festival is generously sponsored by The National Endowment for the Arts, Morgan Stanley, the Windler Group of Morgan Stanley’s Atlanta Office; the Cultural Council of Palm County, the Palm Beach County Tourism Development Council and the Board of Commissioners of Palm Beach County;The Palm Beach Post; Visit Florida; WLRN; and  Murder on the Beach, Delray Beach’s independent bookseller.

 

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Cherise Chambers Offers Mini-Workshop At Upcoming South Florida Basket & Fiber Guild Meeting

The South Florida Basket & Fiber Guild invites everyone to participate in a mini-workshop at the next meeting on March 4th.  This is a wonderful opportunity to learn from Cherise Chambers, as she teaches attendees to create a wire and fiber sculpture.  The Rickie Report shares the details plus some photos of other guild members’ artistry.  What a great opportunity to network with other fabric and fiber artists! The Guild meets monthly from September through April.

 

 

South Florida Basket and Fiber Guild

Invites You

Monthly Meeting Featuring:

Fiber Artist, Cherise Chambers

Wednesday, March 4th

9 am – 1 pm

Please rsvp in advance to: ericahowat@mac.com

Armory Art Center

1700 Parker Avenue W.Palm Beach, FL 33401

(561) 832-1776

 

 

Cherise Chambers' Fiber and Wire Art Sculptures

Cherise Chambers’ Fiber and Wire Art Sculptures

 

The public is invited to attend the next meeting of the South Florida Basket and Fiber Guild. Please rsvp in advance to Erica Howat at ericahowat@mac.com. The workshop fee is $15. to cover the cost of the materials. Learn how to create a figurine using Powertex, a fabric hardener, wire and masking tape. Cherise will supply the materials and participants are encouraged to bring fabrics, lace, old cotton white tee shirts or anything cotton. Participants are encouraged to wear work clothes and shoes as this is a messy project!

 

"Summer and Winter Diptych" by Guild member, Dorina Scalia

“Summer and Winter Diptych” by Guild member, Dorina Scalia

 

 

Meetings are the first Wednesday of each month from 9:00 am – 1:00 pm at the Armory Art Center in West Palm Beach. Informal meetings or weave-ins may be held during the summer months. Meeting details including topics/speakers and directions are listed in the news and events section, our newsletter and posted on our Facebook page.

 

"Mae Basket" by Guild member, Erica Howat

“Mae Basket” by Guild member, Erica Howat

 

The South Florida Basket and Fiber Guild was formed in January 2013 by a dozen enthusiastic fiber artists from Palm Beach and Broward Counties. Our purpose is to provide educational and promotional opportunities for members, both individually and as a group. We welcome all fiber artists who have a common interest in creating baskets, vessels and other woven creations to collaborate in an environment of camaraderie and fellowship. Our guild is open to weavers at all levels to share their art.  We are affiliated with the Florida Tropical Weavers Guild and the National Basketry Organization

 

 

"Go With the Flow" by Guild member, Cindy Barstek

“Go With the Flow” by Guild member, Cindy Bartosek

For more information about the South Florida Basket and Fiber Guild please visit:
southfloridabasketandfiberguild.org

and

https://www.facebook.com/pages/South-Florida-Basket-and-Fiber-Guild/410080982419059

 

 

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Armory Art Center Features National Association of Women Artists (NAWA) “Looking Forward and Glancing Back”

Beginning Saturday, March 7th  and running through April 11th at the Armory Art Center, “Looking Forward/Glancing Back” plus Scholarship Exhibitions will highlight the work of the National Association of Women Artists members and the organization’s scholarship recipients. The N.A.W.A. Florida Chapter gives scholarships yearly to graduating seniors from the Alexander W. Dreyfoos School of the Arts who will major in fine arts.  The Rickie Report is pleased to share the details and a few sneak peeks.

 

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N.A.W.A., FL.Chapter

presents

“Looking Forward/Glancing Back”

Plus

Scholarship Exhibitions

Opening Reception:

Friday, March 13, 2015    6-8pm

Exhibit takes place: March 7-April 11, 2015

Armory Art Center | Montgomery Hall

                          1700 Parker Avenue  W.Palm Beach, FL 33401

EXHIBITIONS ARE FREE AND OPEN TO THE PUBLIC:
WINE, HORS D’OEUVRES ARE SERVED

Monday-Friday, 9 a.m. – 5 p.m. | Saturday 9 a.m. – 2:00 p.m.

 

 

 

 

"Beneath the Surface"

“Beneath the Surface”

 

Running from March 7th through April 11th at the Armory Art Center, “Looking Forward/Glancing Back” plus Scholarship Exhibitions will highlight the work of the National Association of Women Artists members and the organization’s scholarship recipients. The N.A.W.A. Florida Chapter gives scholarships yearly to graduating seniors from the Alexander W. Dreyfoos School of the Arts who will major in fine arts.

 

 

 

"On The Easel" by Nadine Saitlin

“On The Easel” by Nadine Saitlin

 

 

The scholarships support one of the organizations missions—to foster contemporary and emerging artists. In 2014, $6,000 was awarded to three graduating seniors. This exhibition will feature painting, photography, mixed media, ceramics, and other contemporary arts. N.A.W.A. artwork will be judged; and these awards and the graduating seniors’ scholarships will be presented at the opening reception on March 13th.  The public is invited to the Reception and the continuing exhibit.

 

 

"Joyful Universe" by Debbie Lee Mostel

“Joyful Universe” by Debbie Lee Mostel

 

NAWA

Established in 1889, NAWA is the oldest professional women’s fine arts group in the United States. Founded in New York City, the not-for-profit, tax-exempt organization fosters public awareness and interest in visual art created by women, and it empowers, supports, and encourages women artists. The Florida Chapter of NAWA was the first regional chapter in the country. All artists wishing to join the Florida Chapter must first be juried into the Association Headquarters in New York City.

 

NAWA welcomes applications from professional women artists as well as emerging and student artists who are U.S. citizens and/or permanent U.S. residents, 18 years of age or older. To learn more about this prestigious organization visit www.theNAWA.org or www.nawafl.com

Armory Art Center:

The mission of the Armory Art Center is to inspire the creation and experience of art. The Armory’s vision is to be Palm Beach County’s leading visual arts education and exhibition center. Housed in an historic art deco building, the Armory provides art classes for students of all ages, exhibitions, art salons, lectures, and special events. Twenty exhibitions are hosted annually in three galleries. Nearly 100 courses held in 12 state-of-the-art studios are offered including ceramics, digital arts, drawing, glass fusing, jewelry, painting, printmaking, fibers, sculpture, and more. For more information, visit www.armoryart.org or call 561-832-1776 x33.

 

 

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

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The Rickie Report

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Rickie@therickiereport.com

561-537-0291

Armory Art Center Offers Spring Break Camp and Monthly Art Salon

The Armory Art Center is bringing a Visiting Artist to Spring Break Camp to expand the children’s exploration of Modern Art and Crafts!  Instructor Elizabeth Thomas is a world renown author and poet. Her Camp Session will investigate masks! In nearly all cultures, masks have been worn for many reasons ( disguises, celebrations, performances, etc.).  All campers will experience interactive activities through Spring Break Camp including drawing, painting, clay, print making and more!  The Rickie Report shares the details and also invites you to the next Art Salon, featuring  “Action Re Action” presenting the artistic duo Sherryl Muriente and Béju LeJobart. There is SO MUCH to experience at the Armory Art Center, we hope you take part!

 

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EXHIBITIONS ARE FREE AND OPEN TO THE PUBLIC
1700 Parker Avenue, West Palm Beach, FL 33401.
Monday-Friday, 9 a.m.-5 p.m. | Saturday 9 a.m.–4:30 p.m.

 

S P R I N G    B R E A K

A R T   C A M P 

AGES 4.5  – 17 

Sign up NOW for Spring Break Camp at the Armory Art Center! Go to www.armoryart.org  or Call 561.832.1776

 

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ART SALONS

 

TUESDAY, MARCH 3RD, 2015  6:30-8:30 pm

“ACTION RE ACTION”

Presented by

Sherryl Muriente and Béju Lejobart

There’s a $10 fee to attend, payable at the door

 

"Port D'Orange" by Beju

“Port D’Orange” by LeJobart

 

 

LeJobart is an artist duet, comprised of husband and wife Béju and Muriente. Individually, they create their own art, Béju as a sculptor and Muriente as a performer. Working together, Béju becomes the maker and Muriente the visionary. In unison, they write and perform short plays that demonstrate the interaction of two individuals within a couple. In large urban settings, their work translates people’s perspectives and future projections into reality, today. Their goal is to facilitate social and physical changes in the city through urban acupuncture projects that serve as a catalyst for the regeneration of dormant social networks and capital exchange.

 

 

 

 

"C'Est La Vie" with Sherryl Muriente

“C’est La Vie” with Sherryl Muriente                                                            Photo Couretsy of Robert Giordano Design215

 

Muriente tells The Rickie Report, “I am eternally in search for Tohu Bohu, the chaos within the void.”

 

 

Beju and Muriente

Beju and Muriente

 

 

Aided by her “contagious enthusiasm”, Muriente has embarked in creating collaborative cross-disciplinary live art projects under the lens of Urban Acupuncture. Through the process of grounded theory, she identifies a story or “local knowledge” from which inspiration to create a small-scale intervention serves as a catalyst to transform the larger urban context. These subtle interventions can resonate into a broader impact on the collective subconscious of those living in the city. Muriente’s creativity focuses on happenings, performance art, art installations, and live art in both solo shows and in directing others as a group in collaborative work. As an Instructor in Urban Planning at FAU, she works with students on short-term “Urban Intervention” assignments, which are 1:1 scale installation and performance pieces held outdoors in the urban landscape. As an artist, she likes to reveal and interpret the narrative found in the urban realm.

 

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Art Salon with Sherryl Muriente

 

Béju tells us, “I want to die with a smile on my face.”

 

Béju’s necessity to create is driven by the challenge of the unknown through which he expresses himself. Self-taught, he started mocking his environment by carving wooden “trompe l’oeil”. These finely detailed creations are so deceptive; they are real until you touch them. Beju would knit, melt, bend, and stitch wood, bringing it to life by carving critters. The next phase of his creativity involved considering interactions of shapes of various recycled materials, mainly stainless steel tubes and wooden pallets. This work is grounded in Descartes’ famous “Cogito ergo sum” (I think Therefore I am). Descartes explains that the simple fact of questioning our own existence proves that we do exist. Expanding from this quote, Beju’s modus operandi has become “Cogito, ergo sum, ERGO FACIO” (I think, therefore I am, THEREFORE I ACT). Dwelling on this premise, his sculptures illustrate the intricate and variable scale of involvement of Thought versus Action as they both progress in inseparable unison within us. More recently, Beju has created a much more ludic form of expression “Alley Dudes”. Born in the alley, Alley Dudes were inspired by his fascination for Paleolithic cave art found in his home country, France. Profoundly attached to the origins of human art, these PVC sculptures are a contemporary interpretation of body language through candid line forms. The power of their expression engages the viewer to complete the piece by imagining its details such as facial expressions and hand gestures.

For more information please visit: http://www.lejobart.net/

 

 

Art Salon, Beju's "Chere Maman"

Art Salon, Beju’s “Chere Maman”

 

 

ART SALONS offer stimulating conversations with other artists, in a relaxed setting. As a springboard to each of our explorations, professional artists from South Florida are invited to present their work, talk about what influenced them, and examine the work of influential artists showing in museums and galleries. Our discussions cover the gamut of contemporary art themes, including conceptual, cultural, socio/political, environmental, race and gender focused and aesthetic practices, the materials and techniques used to convey these ideas, and where we fit into the world of contemporary conceptual art. They’re also an opportunity to explore the practical side of being an artist, of professional development and the sharing of useful resources.

 

 

Salons are facilitated by Elle Schorr. Schedule of upcoming Art Salons and Videos of past Art Salon Presentations are now available at http://www.elleschorrphotography.com. “Upcoming Art Salons are also listed at http://www.armoryart.org/ArtSalons.

 

More About The Armory Art Center:

 

The mission of the Armory Art Center is to inspire the creation and experience of art. The Armory’s vision is to be recognized as providing a premier art center for both creating and viewing art. The Armory is a high-quality visual art school and exhibition center. Housed in an historic art deco building, the Armory provides art classes for students of all ages, exhibitions, art salons, lectures, and special events. Twenty exhibitions are hosted annually in three galleries. Nearly 100 courses held in 12 state-of-the-art studios are offered including ceramics, digital arts, drawing, glass fusing, jewelry, painting, printmaking, fibers, sculpture, and more.

 

For more information, visit www.armoryart.org or

call 561-832-1776 x33

 

 

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

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Palm Beach Gardens, FL 33420

Rickie@therickiereport.com

561-537-0291

Armory Annex Studio Resident Artists Exhibition—Reception During Street Painting Festival

While enjoying the Annual Street Painting Festival, remember to stop by the galleries!  The Armory Annex Studio is hosting a Resident Artists Exhibition and a Public Reception! An exhibition showcasing the work of the first generation of Armory Annex Studio Resident Artists: Molly Aubry, Marie-Claude Greene, Julia Longwell, and Shani Simpson began on Friday, February 14th and goes through February 28, 2015.  The Public is welcome on Saturday, February 21, 2015 from 5-8 pm (during the Street Painting Festival).  The Rickie Report is pleased to share some sneak peeks and information about these artists.

 

 

 

Armory Art Center

 

Armory Annex Studio Presents

Showcase Exhibit of

First Generation of Armory Annex Studio Resident Artists:

Molly Aubry

Marie-Claude Greene

Julia Longwell

Shani Simpson

Free, Opening Reception:

Saturday, February 21, 2015  

 5-8 pm 

 

 Exhibit Runs  February 14-28, 2015

Armory Art Center Annex 


1121 Lucerne Avenue       Lake Worth, FL 33460

 

Armory Annex Exhibition Collage

Armory Annex Exhibition Collage

 

 

The public is invited to an exhibition showcasing the work of the first generation of Armory Annex Studio Resident Artists: Molly Aubry, Marie-Claude Greene, Julia Longwell, and Shani Simpson.  The exhibit runs through February 28th.  There will be a Opening Reception on Saturday, February 21, 2015 from 5-8 pm (during the Street Painting Festival).  The event is located at the Armory Art Center Annex, 1121 Lucerne Avenue, Lake Worth, FL 33460.  Free Wine and Food will be served.  

 

"Embryonic Eyes" by Aubry

“Embryonic Eyes” by Molly Aubry

 

 

Molly Aubry earned her BFA from the University of Florida in 2008. Since then, she has shown her work locally, nationally, and internationally, and has been the Artist-in-Residence at the Rensing Center in South Carolina, the Burren College of Art in Ballyvaughan, Ireland, and the University of Utah’s Rio Mesa Center. Molly teaches Art and Design at the Armory Art Center and tutors Visual Arts, Writing, and Humanities at Palm Beach International Academy. She will be teaching workshops with the US Embassy in Moldova this summer. Residencies at the Vermont Studio Center, Cill Arts Centre in Ireland, the Institute für Alles Mögliche in Berlin, and Takt Kunstprojektraum in Berlin are forthcoming in 2015. mollyaubry.com 

 

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Jewelry by Marie-Claude Greene

 

 

 

Marie-Claude Greene has been a jewelry-making instructor in South Florida since 2005, teaching Adult Education at Boynton Beach Community High School and Boca West Community High School. She also teaches on Skype to United Nations refugees and asylum seekers from seven different countries in Africa and Near East Asia—specifically from Eritrea, Ethiopia, Iraq, Somali, Sudan, Syria, and Palestine. In this exhibition every piece exhibited represents what is taught in a class by Marie-Claude Greene. She also holds a “Student Corner” where students from several retirement communities demonstrate their talents and the techniques they have learned. In 2014 Marie-Claude Greene was awarded the “Cordi Jesu Award” in Cairo, Egypt. This award is given to those who give of themselves in extraordinary ways that positively affect the lives of others in a community. For more information go to www.claudevert.com and click on the link “I am just a simple tool”

 

 

 

"Flower Field" by Julia Longwell

“Flower Field” by Julia Longwell

 

 

Julia Longwell is a painter and photographer from New York, NY. In 2003 she earned her BFA in painting from Pratt Institute, Brooklyn, NY. Julia was recently awarded second place for her painting “Family Portrait Part 1 and 2” at the 24th Annual Juried All Florida Show hosted by Martin Arts Council. She is currently working on a new series of paintings based on photographs posted to her Instagram account @lakeworthartsymama, using photos with the hash tag #royalpoinciananeighborhood. She is inspired by the color and textures of her immediate surroundings and often includes her family in her artwork. Julia has had solo exhibitions in Dallas, TX, West Palm Beach, and Lake Worth, FL, and has been in many group shows in New York and Florida. She is also project manager for Lopez Longwell Painting and Fine Interiors, Inc. the painting and wallpaper company she and her husband founded in 2013. The couple lives in Lake Worth with their two children.  julialongwell@mac.com

 

 

 

"New Day" by Shanni Simpson

“New Day” by Shani Simpson

 

 

Shani Simpson is a visual artist working across multiple disciplines including painting, photography, 2-D and graphic design, mixed media, fashion, and the culinary arts. Her work focuses on the tenets of visual arts which she learned at an early age: line, color, shape, form, and texture. Utilizing these tools, she seeks to create images that are both unique and beautiful. She is inspired by God, the Bible, the arts, music, film, fashion, and the world around her. Shani is an alumna of the University of Miami and Florida Atlantic University and has worked in the cultural non-profit sector for the past decade in Florida, Washington, D.C., and Maryland. An avid traveler, imagery from the various places she visits continue to have an influence on the work she produces.

 

 

EXHIBITIONS ARE

FREE AND OPEN TO THE PUBLIC:

Monday-Friday, 9 a.m. – 5 p.m. | Saturday 9 a.m. – 2:00 p.m.

The mission of the Armory Art Center is to inspire the creation and experience of art. The Armory’s vision is to be recognized as providing a premier art center for both creating and viewing art. The Armory is a high-quality visual art school and exhibition center. Housed in an historic art deco building, the Armory provides art classes for students of all ages, exhibitions, art salons, lectures, and special events. Twenty exhibitions are hosted annually in three galleries. Nearly 100 courses held in 12 state-of-the-art studios are offered including ceramics, digital arts, drawing, glass fusing, jewelry, painting, printmaking, fibers, sculpture, and more. For more information, visit www.armoryart.org or call 561-832-1776 x33.

 

 

 

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

“Art, Dine & Dance”, “Contempo” and Workshops with Richard Burkett Highlighted at Lighthouse ArtCenter

The Lighthouse ArtCenter is a jewel in the crown of the varied cultural opportunities here in Palm Beach County and Southeast Florida. Enjoy a Retro evening filled with good food, dancing and art at “Art, Dine & Dance”, see “Contempo”,  the best contemporary art display showcasing world-wide artists and learn more from internationally renown pottery  professor and expert, Richard Burkett in some hands-on workshops.  The Rickie Report shares the details and some sneak peeks from “Contempo”.

 

 

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Museum hours are Monday through Friday, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., with admission free for members and $5 for non-members ages 13 and up. Saturday hours are 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. with free admission.

373 Tequesta Drive    Tequesta, FL 33469    561.746.3101

 

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Saturday, February 28, 2015

6:30 to 11 p.m.

Cocktails, Hors D’oeuvres, Raffle and Creation Stations start at 6:30 p.m.

Dinner and dancing begin at eight o’clock

Kindly reply by February 23, 2015

 

You are invited to enjoy a fun artistic evening, set against the art scene of the 1970s. Let your inner artist free to create, dine on delightful hors d’oeuvres and dinner by Little Moir’s Food Shack and dance to the disco beat!  We know how to throw a great party. Don’t miss it!  Wear your best retro look or cocktail casual.

 

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 Contempo wows ArtCenter audiences!

 

"Alchemy" by Peggy Lacwyman

“Alchemy” by Peggy Lacwyman

 

An exhibition known for pushing the limit on art ushered in this exciting new year at the Lighthouse ArtCenter. The third installment of Contempo, which runs through March 7, features cutting-edge paintings, drawings, sculpture, photography, mixed media and ceramics created within the past two years.

 

"Three Torsos" by Christine Fogel

“Three Torsos” by Christine Fogel

 

Nearly 200 visitors and artists enjoyed the contemporary art, food and wine and the company of art-lovers as several artists received special recognition for their artwork at the opening reception and awards program on Thursday, January 15 at the ArtCenter’s monthly 3rd Thursday event.

 

"Want" by Debra Lacsloan

“Want” by Debra Lacsloan

 

 

 

"Party" by Margie Agoston

“Party” by Margie Agoston

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Lighthouse ArtCenter Executive Director Katie Deits describes Contempo as “a window into the modern-day artistic interests of a very talented group of artists.”  This juried exhibition features art with an eye towards the unexpected. Works on display demonstrate innovative use of materials, unusual treatment of subject matter, unconventional mediums and edgy techniques.

 

"Mayn Rue Platz" by Sandhi Gold Laschimmel

“Mayn Rue Platz” by Sandhi Gold Laschimmel

 

“Visitors will compare much of the work at “Contempo” with what they might find at Art Basel or any other large contemporary art fair” says Barbra Broidy, curator of the exhibition, which features 187 edgy art pieces, created by artists from 18 states and three different countries. Among some of her favorites include an eight foot by eight foot painting of a cement block wall and a ceramic sculpture of a very needy-looking baby.

 

"Society" by Nolan Haan

“Society” by Nolan Haan

 

Close-Up of "Society" by Nolan Haan

Close-Up of “Society” by Nolan Haan

 

Renowned contemporary art gallerist Elayne Mordes of Whitespace Collection, West Palm Beach, Fla. was the judge and commented that she was “very excited about the quality of the work and the divergence of mediums” and that the subject matter was of “an extremely high level of intelligence. It was very challenging to select the awards….”

 

"History of Rock and Roll" by Leo Arbeznik

“History of Rock and Roll” by Leo Arbeznik

Elayne Mordes presented the following awards: Best of Show: Erica Rukin (West Palm Beach, Fla.), Our Playground, acrylic, pen and oil pastel on canvas.

 1st Place: Xiong Xuan (State College, Penn.), Hedgehog, pencil on paper

 2nd Place: T.D. Gillespie (West Palm Beach, Fla.), Tanked, oil on board and mixed media 

3rd Place: Vincent Lardieri (Palm Beach Gardens, Fla.), Untitled (Lunar-Berry-Bronzite), Mixed Media

 4th Place: Byron Keith Byrd (Miami Beach, Fla.), Holy Shit, Porcelain with gold leaf on custom pillow

 Honorable Mentions: Sue Ellen Katz (Kirkland, Wash.), Esin: The Muse, polymer clay, glass beads and semi-precious stones; Skylor Swann (Miami, Fla.), El Agua, slate tile, slips and glazes; Michelle Miller (West Palm Beach, Fla.), Influence, acrylic miniature model trees and Duralar on panel.

 

 

Sculptural and Functional Ceramics Workshop

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Finding New Forms and Surfaces with the 

Extruder and the Wheel with Richard Burkett

February 27 and 28, 2015

9 a.m. to 5 p.m. $175 for two days

 

Richard Burkett comes to us from San Diego, as a visiting artist in functional and sculptural ceramics. He will be sharing his decades of experience in the ceramics world in a two-day workshop that will include extruder, wheel and slab demonstrations.  Richard will demonstrate basic clay techniques included in the making of elegant tea bowls, vases, tea pots, double walled vessels and other of his signature works.

 

Sculptural and Functional Pottery by Richard Burkett

Sculptural and Functional Pottery by Richard Burkett

Richard Burkett, Professor of Art at San Diego State University for the past 25 years, has traveled extensively in Ecuador with Joe Molinaro, researching and photographing Ecuadorian potters, with a focus on documenting indigenous pottery cultures in the Amazon basin. They are currently working on a book on Ecuadorian Kichwa pottery.  Burkett has lectured internationally on Ceramics and the Internet at events in Stockholm, Sweden; Eskeshihir, Turkey; and Helsinki, Finland. He has traveled to Jingdezhen, China to study porcelain making in this city near the original source of porcelain clays. He is the author of “HyperGlaze”, educational glaze calculation software for artists, students and teachers, and the co-author of the sixth edition of “Ceramics: A Potter’s Handbook”, one of the most widely used ceramics textbooks, and curated an international group of forty porcelain artists and wrote essays for the Lark book, “Porcelain Masters: major works by leading artists”.

"Wave Bottom Server" by Richard Burkett

“Wave Bottom Server” by Richard Burkett

Richard Burkett received the B.A. degree in Art from Lawrence University, and M.F.A. degree in both ceramics and photography from Indiana University in 1986. For ten years after graduating, he ran the Wild Rose Pottery in Bainbridge, IN, making salt-glazed stoneware and porcelain. Since receiving his M.F.A. he has taught ceramics at the University of Wisconsin-Madison, and since 1989 at San Diego State University where he currently holds the title of Professor of Art. His work in clay continues to include both pottery and sculptural objects.

 

 

"Gear Cups" by Richard Burkett

“Gear Cups” by Richard Burkett

 

Richard Burkett tells The Rickie Report, ” My work hovers between pottery and sculpture. Some pieces move in a sculptural direction, yet still derive some of their form from vestiges of my more functional work. I find this a fascinating interplay, with one body of work informing the other and making both stronger for their interaction. These pieces fall into a long line of work that I have made, most of them soda or salt fired, and occasionally wood-fired. Atmospheric firing is the way that I think when I’m making work after 40-plus years of soda and salt firing my work. I love the complex surfaces that result from creating forms that will react to the movement of sodium through the kiln.

 

 

 

For more information on the Lighthouse ArtCenter Museum, School of Art, and its exhibitions, programs and events, visit LighthouseArts.org or call (561) 746-3101. The Lighthouse ArtCenter is in Gallery Square North, 373 Tequesta Drive, Tequesta, Florida, one-half mile west of U.S. Highway 1.

 

Museum hours are Monday through Friday, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., with admission free for members and $5 for non-members ages 13 and up. Saturday hours are 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. with free admission.

 

ABOUT THE LIGHTHOUSE ARTCENTER

The Lighthouse ArtCenter is a member-supported not-for-profit 501(c)(3) community arts organization, providing excellence in art exhibitions, instruction, education and outreach for all ages. Programs are funded in part by the Palm Beach County Cultural Council, the Palm Beach County Tourist Development Council and the Palm Beach County Board of County Commissioners.

 

 

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561-537-0291

Whitespace Comes to Art Wynwood-Miami With Special Collections

Whitespace Collection will be at Art Wynwood-Miami!  Elayne Mordes brings her unique “Co-léct” fashion statements, so you can meet the artists and shop at this most exciting exhibition.  The Rickie Report can tell you first-hand that the contemporary jewelry will have you adding to YOUR collection…and if you haven’t started one yet, this is the place to begin!  Stop by Booth P3.

 

 

W H I T E S P A C E 

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Art Wynwood-Miami

 

February 12 – 16, 2015

Booth P3

 

 

 

Art Palm Beach 2015 R4

 

 

For more information about Whitespace Collection please visit:

www.whitespacecollection.com

 

 

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

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Art School at Boca Museum Develops New Classes and Workshops

The Art School at the Boca Museum continues to evolve developing new classes and workshop for beginners as well as for experienced artists who want to refresh their skills or try a new medium. By relying on local experts, the fees are kept affordable. The Rickie Report urges you to check out these workshops. The new spring term of daytime, evening and Saturday art courses begins March 2.  There are Art Workshops on February 14, 20 and 21st that look intriguing! Open to beginners through advanced students. Each workshop is an excellent introduction to a new medium to enrich your artwork, refresh your skills or re-ignite your creativity.

 

 

 

 

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Boca Museum Art School

Presents:

NEW Workshops and Classes

801 West Palmetto Park Road     Boca Raton, FL

 

 

February ART WORKSHOPS at the Boca Museum Art School
Saturday art workshops focus on a specific technique or medium.

 

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Saturday, February 14

Flower Arranging “Mommy and Me” “Daddy and Me”.  
Have fun together learning professional techniques of traditional or contemporary floral compositions. And bring home a beautiful personal floral arrangement.

Saturday, February 14: 9:30 AM – NOON

Instructor: Pinky Shmerler
    Tuition: $40 per parent and one child.

 

 

Bonnet House

Bonnet House

 

Friday, February 20

 

Explore the beauty of Fort Lauderdale’s Bonnet House through the lens of your DSLR camera. Workshop will focus on concept and composition; transforming a literal image into a work of art. The historic property offers the photographer a variety of subjects from architecture to landscape. Sharing and discussing your photos will take place at the Art School following our visit to Bonnet House.

Friday, February 20: 10:00 AM – 3:00 PM

Instructor: Mark Creamer
    Tuition $60

 

 

"Beautiful Resilience" Fabric Wall hanging

“Beautiful Resilience” Fabric Wall Hanging

 

Saturday, February 21

 

 

Learn to make stencils and relief stamps of personal symbols and shapes to print onto dyed fabric to create your own 12” x 18” fabric artwork finished with a bamboo rod for hanging.

Saturday, February 21: 1:00 PM – 4:00 PM

Instructor: Andrea Huffman
      Tuition: $75, Material fee: $10

 

Black Coral Jewelry

Join expert Jeweler, Don Dietz, in this exciting workshop to create your own unique jewelry using Florida black coral. The workshop includes how to collect coral, smoothing and polishing, forming it into shapes and assembling it with sterling silver findings.

Saturday, February 21: NOON – 5:00 PM
      Tuition: $110, Material Fee $30

 

Fundamentals of Color Mixing

Fundamentals of Color Mixing

Fundamentals of Color Mixing

 

Master techniques of mixing colors accurately through a series of demonstrations and guided exercises.  Learn to mix any color you need while avoiding common mistakes. The exercises provide students with essential skills in color mixing and how to reproduce accurate colors. This information is valuable for painters of representational or abstract painting styles.

Saturday, February 21: 1:00 PM – 4:00 PM

Instructor: Diane Reeves         Tuition $105, Material fee: $10.00

 

Fundamentals of Drawing

 

Through specific exercises master crucial techniques that strengthen your ability to draw accurately. Learn ways to calculate proportions, see more precisely, and avoid errors in drawing. The instructor demonstrates techniques, explains concepts and provides special tools for developing confident drawing skills.

Saturday, February 21: 9:00 AM – NOON

Instructor: Diane Reeves
       Tuition $105, Material fee: $10.00

 

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Gilding Workshop

Used in Medieval and Renaissance panel painting and still in use today in the fine antique and framing industry, the ancient method of water gilding has remained virtually unchanged. The techniques acquired in this workshop are adaptable to a variety of art styles and media as well as decorative uses.

This comprehensive workshop covers every aspect of the gold leafing process: preparing the substrate, making and applying the bole, and adhering the gold leaf. The master artist will demonstrate “pastiglia”, low relief decoration, as well as burnishing, stamping, tooling, and incising pattern into the gold leaf. Students will gild and tool a 5” x 7” wooden panel that has been prepared with gesso. Participants should come with an idea or decorative patterns to complete during the workshop.

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Instructor: Pavel Ouporov       
Tuition: $135     Material fee: $35.00 (includes genuine gold leaf, red clay, and gesso panel, tools and all supplies

 

Lighting Basics

 

Light is the most important part of every photo. This workshop is an introduction to how to use available outdoor lighting and simple studio lighting to improve your photos. (repeat of popular fall workshop)

Saturday, February 21: 1:00 PM – 4:00 PM

Instructor: Gabriella Banchini
       Tuition: $75

 

 

For more information about any of these classes or workshops:

artschool@bocamuseum.org

561-392-2503

http://www.bocamuseum.org/artschool

801 west palmetto park road boca raton, fl

 

 

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

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Lighthouse ArtCenter Features” The Sacred Art of Sand Mandala” by the Tibetan Monks of Drepung Gomang Monastery

The Lighthouse ArtCenter is bringing The Sacred Art of Sand Mandalas by The Tibetan Monks of Drepung Gomang Monastery to Southeast Florida.  The Rickie Report shares the history, meaning and significance of mandalas in this article.  The public will have many opportunities to share in this experience.  Here are the details and some photos.  We urge you to make the time to attend some or all of these events.  Bring children!  What a wonderful way to share in this rich experience.

 

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The Tibetan Monks

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Drepung Gomang Monastery

 

February 9 – 15th

373 Tequesta Drive    Tequesta, FL  33469

561.746.3101

 

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

 

The monks will be at the Museum working on the compassion sand mandala, Tuesday through Sunday, arriving at about 9:45 a.m. every day.  They will begin chanting at 10, and work on the mandala until 3:30, when they chant again. The public is invited to join them during their chanting time.

 

Monday February 9:  Opening Ceremony is from 7 to 9 p.m.

 

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.

 

Tuesday February 10:  Culinary Evening is from 5:30-9 pm.  

Wednesday:  SOLD OUT Culinary Evening 

Thursday February 12: The monks will be going to Port Salerno to bless the Fish House in the evening

Saturday February 14: Family Sand Painting Workshop is from 1 to 2:30 p.m. in the Museum

Sunday February 15:   Closing Ceremony begins at 2:00 p.m.  at the Museum.

At the Dissolution Ceremony, the mandala will be deconstructed and the sands will be dispersed in the Indian River after a short journey by car to the Jupiter Lighthouse. Mandalas are destroyed at the end of the ritual as a symbol of the impermanence of all phenomena, and to spread the healing energy of the Mandala to all of creation.

At about 3:30, the monks will have a formal procession out to their van, and we will all gather with them at the Jupiter Inlet Lighthouse at the Coast Guard Beach as the monks bless the waterway.

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

 

Please visit the Lighthouse ArtCenter’s website for more in depth information about upcoming exhibits and classes.  http://www.lighthousearts.org

 

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

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Rickie@therickiereport.com

561-537-0291

First in the U.S., Kinetic Symposium in Boynton Beach Connects With Global Community

Art merges with technology at the International Kinetic Art Exhibit and Symposium in Boynton Beach, Feb.6-8, 2015. This event is FREE and open to the public. Kinetic art is a form of art that depends on movement for its effect. One of the best known kinetic art forms is the mobile. However, it includes many kinetic art forms and infinite possibilities will be showcased during the weekend, including 16 iconic outdoor art works by artists including Tom Brewitz, Lin Emery, Jeff Kahn, Paul Daniel, John King and Bill Woods that visitors can experience in a self-guided tour.  All the artwork is designed to connect the public to one-of-a-kind visual experiences, and there will be opportunities to meet many of the artists in person.  The Rickie Report shares details, sneak peeks and opportunities for everyone to get involved!

 

 

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2015 International

KINETIC ART

Symposium

The February 6-8, 2015 International Kinetic Art Exhibit and Symposium is the second FREE biennial event. This event will connect you to one-of-a-kind visual experiences.

  • Tour 16 iconic kinetic artworks installed outdoor in east Boynton Beach.
  • Participate in the first Kinetic Connection, a community based created kinetic artwork.
  • Join special S.T.E.A.M. learning based youth workshops and see the Solar Tree kinetic art student exhibit!
  • Enjoy over 60 Indoor kinetic artworks and site specific installations.
  • Interact with kinetic art influenced inventions and technological innovations.
  • Attend engaging and educational presentations.
  • Meet international kinetic artists
  • In addition, the event will feature another 60 indoor kinetic artworks for which details are available by visiting http://tinyurl.com/qb255sp.

 

The International Kinetic Art Exhibit and Symposium was created by the Boynton Beach Arts Commission and produced by the City of Boynton Beach through its Art in Public Places program. It’s supported by; Equity One, Inc., Kinetic Art Organization (KAO), International Sculpture Center, Cultural Council of Palm Beach County, Buffalo Wild Wings, Boca Bearings, Hacklab, Solartree Project, Coastal Star, Neighborhood Gallery, Schoolhouse Children’s Museum and Learning Center, The Secret Garden Cafe and the Boynton Beach Community Redevelopment Agency. Additional sponsorship opportunities are available. The FREE biennial event is created to connect the public to one-of-a-kind visual experiences.

 

"Bloomer Tree" by Edwin Cheong of Singapore

“Bloomer Tree” by Edwin Cheong of Singapore

 

 

Debby Coles-Dobay, Public Arts Manager, tells The Rickie Report, “This event, a first in the nation, provides a highly visible international event that nurtures an exciting contemporary art form, while stimulating the local economy, creating an important cultural destination, connecting the local cultural environment in Boynton Beach with the global community.  This unique event connects the public to one-of-a-kind visual experiences. It merges art with technology stimulating cultural interaction, education and economic development”.​

 

 

 

Art Merges With Technology at Kinetic Art Event

 

 

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LOCAL CONNECTIONS:

LOCAL COMPANIES BRING REAL-WORLD INNOVATIONS TO BOYNTON BEACH KINETIC ART EXHIBIT!

The International Kinetic Art Exhibit and Symposium, which will be held Feb. 6-8, 2015, in Boynton Beach is designed to connect visitors and participants to one-of-a-kind visual experiences.  Contributing toward that goal will be Boynton Beach-based Boca Bearings and Flipstone Technology’s HackLab, which will each bring real-world technical innovations to the weekend event.
In addition to highlighting their line of ball bearings, roller bearings and linear bearings, which are used by kinetic artists to create their work, and educating the public on how bearings work, Boca Bearings will have multi-rotor and 3-D printing demonstrations at the event. Similar to a hybrid helicopter because it is a multi-rotor aircraft, these small, radio controlled flying machines are being used increasingly for aerial photography and surveillance. 3D printing is an additive manufacturing process that creates three dimensional solid objects from a digital file. The object is created by laying down consecutive layers of material until the entire object is created.

"Twist" by Ralfonso

“Twist” by Ralfonso

 

From Boca Bearings’ International Innovation Contest

“Bussola”  by  Jennifer Townley

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 (http://tinyurl.com/olrhtqm), Kinetic artist Jennifer Townley will exhibit her entry, “Bussola,” which is named after the Italian word for “compass,” as this three-dimensional work was inspired by one of Leonardo da Vinci’s designs for a compass dating from 1514. The skeleton-like structure seems to behave like a natural organism that slowly moves forward through space. 

 

Flipstone Technology’s Hacklab North Boynton:

 

Flipstone Technology’s nonprofit organization, Hacklab North Boynton, is dedicated to making the community more aware of real-world technological innovations. (http://tinyurl.com/mpysss2) In keeping with this commitment, Hacklab  North Boynton is bringing its interactive “Daft Booth” to the International Kinetic Art Exhibit and Symposium. Based on the sound booth used at the 2014 Grammy Awards by by the French electronic music duo Daft Punk, the “Daft Booth” is an interactive soundboard that incorporates musical samplings of the duo.  Buttons, light and sound are meshed together in such a way that anybody can use the booth to turn themselves into their own DJ.

 

Sarah Younger, a 2013 International Kinetic Art Exhibit and Symposium “People Choice Award” winner, has partnered with Hacklab North Boynton to offer free public workshops Jan. 10 and 24, 2015, on how to work with technologies and build renewable energy art forms. Completed projects will be showcased at the International Art Exhibit and Symposium. For more information, visit www.LampInfo.org; emailLampInc@comcast.net; or on Facebook at Living Arts Meta Programs.

 

"Sun Tattler" by Paul Daniel

“Sun Tattler” by Paul Daniel

 

 MORE OPPORTUNITIES TO CONNECT TO KINETIC ART:

 

The exhibit and symposium also leaves room to connect with kinetic art through educational presentations both days. Presenters include working kinetic artists and educators Paul Daniels, Behnaz Farahi, Jay Flanzbaum, Angus Forbes, Jerzy Kedziora, Cory Oliver, Ralfonso, Nancy Schiffer, and Rein Treifeldt. They will cover the historical, present and future of kinetic art.

 

Kinetic Connections

 

There will be interactive participation in many of the displays. For example, visitors are invited to meet artist Elayna Toby who has transformed an old tree into a kinetic sculpture.

 

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Meet Me At The Tree!

 

 

A compilation video about the hundreds of community contributed items that make up Kinetic-Connections will be featured adjacent to the transformed tree during the 2015 International Kinetic Art Exhibition and Symposium from February 6-8, 2015.

 

Kinetic-Connections will be a temporary piece 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 Solar Butterflies

Kinetic Solar Butterflies

 

 

Visitors can also learn about solar energy and construct dancing solar butterflies that will join hundreds of other solar butterflies on exhibit at the City’s Schoolhouse Children’s Museum. There’s an opportunity to become your own DJ by using the buttons, lights and sounds in HackLab North Boynton’s “Daft Booth,” inspired by the Grammy Award winning group Daft Punk.

 

Complementing these activities will be original projects such as an outdoor kinetic dance performance by Boytnon Beach Community High School’s dance academy. Students from Ft. Lauderdale’s Central Charter School will exhibit their maquette and marketing plans for their solar tree project.

 

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Educational component of the International Kinetic Art Exhibit and Symposium. 

 

Central Charter School of Boca Raton, Florida will participate in the International Solar Tree Kinetic Art Sculpture program created by International Kinetic artist Rein Triefeldt.

 

When the Arts Commission was forming their visioning plan their goal was to deliver an art event that transcended typical art fairs, brought international attention to the City of Boynton Beach, educated and engaged the public in the arts.  Ralfonso shared similar goals and was often approached by educators to speak to students about how Kinetic Art is made. Ralfonso brought his experience with kinetic art projects. He collaborated with universities in China and Sweden to integrated the creative disciplines such as sculpture, engineering, science, physics, fabrication and the environment to create dynamic kinetic art sculptures.  These have been huge successes and a learning experience for all involved.

 

Kinetic Art organization co-founder,  Rein Treifledt who has created functional solar driven kinetic art throughout the Nation and now Internationally was introduced to the collaborative.  Rein’s interdisciplinary curriculum is the exact focus for integrated based  learning that is now becoming a National standard.  He has been working with professors at Drexel University to incorporate his Kinetic Solar Art curriculum into the national school systems.

 

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The weekend concludes with an artists’ awards ceremony. For a complete schedule of events and venues, visit www.IntlKineticArtEvent.org.

 

 

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

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Palm Beach Gardens, FL 33420

Rickie@therickiereport.com

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