Armory Art Center Offers Special Tour of Art Basel PLUS New Class Sessions and Courses

The Armory Art Center makes it easy for art enthusiasts to attend Art Miami and Art Basel, offering transportation, two different types of tours ( one self-guided and another curator-guided).  In addition, their new semester of classes is available for sign-up.  The Rickie Report shares the details here. 

 

 

 

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New Courses/ Adult Education

Opportunities

 

 

 

Links to the new session catalog http://www.armoryart.org/adult

Link to new courses http://www.armoryart.org/new-courses

 

 

 

 

 

Art Basel- Art Miami, 2014

 

 

Photo Courtesy of Art Basel

Photo Courtesy of Art Basel

 

Join the Armory Art Center as we explore the 2014, Art Basel – Art Miami fair on Friday, December 5th, during art week in fabulous Miami. Connect with new and old friends of the Armory Art Center without the hassle of traffic and parking. Travel with one of our friendly staff in the comfort of a luxurious charter bus equipped with reclining seats, lavatory, TV monitors, and Wi-Fi.

 

 

EXCURSION INCLUDES:

 

Round trip bus transportation from the Armory to Miami Beach
Admission to TWO shows – Art Basel-Miami Beach and Art Miami

- Art Miami, located in the renowned Wynwood Arts District, is one of the most important annual contemporary art events in the United States; showcasing the most important artworks of the 20th and 21st centuries.

- Art Basel boasts the world’s premier modern and contemporary art shows, featuring works from world-renowned artists.

PRICING:

 

Sale price: $80 per person through November 5th
Full price: $100 per person November 5th through November 19th
Sale ends November 19th at 4:00pm

 

ITINERARY:

Friday, December 5th, meet at Armory Art Center’s parking lot at 9:30 a.m.

The bus will depart at 10:00 a.m. sharp!

Arrive at Art Miami at 11:15 a.m.

Departs Art Miami at 2:30 p.m.

Arrive at Art Basel at 2:45 p.m.
Departs Art Basel at 7:00 p.m., returning to the Armory Art Center at approximately at 8:15 p.m.
* Please notify us if you are disabled and require special assistance.

Reserve your seat today as seating is very limited!

 

 

A DON’T MISS ADD-ON:

 

Guided tour of Art Basel and Art Miami fairs:

 

Join New York-based artist, curator and critic, Kara L. Rooney* and the Armory Art Center for a personally guided tour of the 2014 Art Basel & Art Miami fairs on Friday, December 5th. Kara will give a 75-minute tour at Art Miami and a 90-minute tour at Art Basel of the hottest new galleries, artists and curators and will address the under-representation of women artists in the contemporary museum and gallery scene.

 

 

Cost for the guided tour is $60 and participation will be capped at 25 people.

Sign up before it fills – the final deadline to sign up is November 14th.

 

This is an add-on event and is independent from the Armory Bus Excursion. You can sign up for the guided tour whether you are on the excursion or not. The Bus Excursion is non-refundable, the guided tour will run with a minimum of 18 people.

 

* Kara is an internationally recognized artist, writer and curator. She is a regular contributor to Art in America, Hyperallergic, and The Brooklyn Rail, for whom she is a Managing Art Editor. Most recently, Rooney curated an exhibition of the post-war German artist, Joseph Beuys’ late work, and interviewed artist Kara Walker on her blockbuster installation at the Domino Sugar Factory in Brooklyn. Her interview with the painter Luc Tuymans, originally conducted for AiA, was included in the artist’s 2014 monograph, Luc Tuymans: On & By, published by Whitechapel Gallery in London. Rooney’s visual work has been exhibited at Driscoll Babcock Gallery, NY; A.I.R. Gallery, NY; Shoshana Wayne Gallery, CA; the Chelsea Art Museum, NY; the Montclair Art Museum, NJ; The International Women’s Museum, CA; and the Pera Museum, Istanbul, Turkey.

 

For more information about Art Basel please visit:

http://www.armoryart.org/index.cfm?fuseaction=events.details&content_id=167

 

 

 

About the Armory Art Center:

 

The mission of the Armory Art center is to inspire the creation and experience of art. Its 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

The Creativity of Every Day Objects by Ray Gross Goes Worldwide

Ray Gross’ ceramic pieces are well-known in Palm Beach County galleries and exhibit venues. Hyper-realistic, his porcelain sculptures are often mistaken for the “real thing”.  His hand bag series has a waiting list! Everyday objects have been turned into art statements through his creative vision. The Rickie Report celebrates Ray’s imagination with a listing of upcoming exhibits, including Wiesbaden, Germany!

 

 

 

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The Creativity of Ray Gross

 

 

Painterly Ceramics by Ray Gross

Painterly Ceramics by Ray Gross

 

 

 

Ray Gross is an artist, sculptor and designer.  He was raised in South Florida in a creative home-setting, with his father who worked as a jeweler, painter and poet. His mother’s family is famous for their millinery business, designing ladies’ hats, especially in the Roaring 20’s styles.

 

 

 

 

"Louie,Louie" by Ray Gross

“Louie,Louie” by Ray Gross

 

 

After college and during his graduate studies at University of Florida, Ray worked as a graduate teaching assistant.  He established his first studio/gallery near the  famous “Homestead Hotel” near Warm Springs, VA.

 

 

 

"Camera View" by Ray Gross

“Camera View” by Ray Gross

 

 

Two years later, Ray partnered with Joan Farish to open “Clay Concepts” in West Palm Beach,FL.  and later founded Lake Avenue Gallery located in Lake Worth, FL.  Ray left the gallery in the late 1980’s to focus on his studio work.

 

 

 

Sterling Silver Sculptures by Ray Gross

Sterling Silver Sculptures by Ray Gross

 

 

Through The Buyers Market of American Crafts Council (PA) and Rosen Media (Baltimore, MD), Ray was invited to the American Craft Museum in New York City for a one-man SOLO Exhibition.  His hyper-realistic porcelain sculpture, “Harley” was an instant success and was exhibited throughout Museums on the East coast of the United States.  Many will remember seeing “Harley” at the Norton Museum, Boca Museum of Art, Fort Lauderdale Museum of Art and at Art in Public Place at Palm Beach International Airport.

 

 

"Fishing" by Ray Gross

“Fishing” by Ray Gross

 

 

Keeping the same theme of hyper-realistic porcelain sculptures of objects of everyday Americana, this July, Ray had his first sellout show in the Hamptons.  He is being represented by Anthony Brunelli Gallery in Binghamton, NY.  His new work will be shown this season at the Binghamton Gallery as well as SCOPE Miami, Art Miami and Art Palm Beach (Whitespace’s “Collect”). Ray will be part of Whitespace Collections’s exhibits at the JCC in Palm Beach Gardens as well. His next stop on his world-wide tour is Weisbaden, Germany this Fall.

Special Show Schedule

 

Cultural Council of Palm Beach County  TRUNK SHOW

          Nov. 14th  6 – 9 pm   &  November 15  10 am – 3 pm

Whitespace Collection:  November 20, 21, 22, 23  www.whitespacecollection.com

Evan Lurie Gallery at RED DOT Art Fair Miami    Dec 2-7th

 

JCC Art Show :  December 11 ( Whitespace Collection)

Art Palm Beach: January, 21, 22, 23, 24, 25  (Through Whitespace Collection)

Art Wynwood Miami:  February 12 – 15

Continuously Showing:

 

Cultural Council of Palm Beach County www.palmbeachculture.com

Artisans on the Ave.  artisansonave.com

The River Gallery (Chattanooga, TN)

A Unique Boutique (Delray Beach and Naples, FL)

 

 

 

 

 

 

"Artist Brushes" by Ray Gross

“Artist Brushes” by Ray Gross

 

Ray is a member of the Cultural Council of Palm Beach County, where his sculptures are available in the gift shop. Ray also teaches at the Armory Arts Center Complex in W. Palm Beach. His creations can also be found at Artisans on the Ave  (Lake Worth, FL), The River Gallery (Chattanooga, TN), A Unique Boutique (Naples, FL and Cape Cod, MA).  Check out his new series, “Everything But the Girl”!

 

 

 

"Coco" by Ray Gross

“Coco” by Ray Gross

 

 Ray is available for small group or individual classes as well as commissions.

For more information please contact Ray at  raygross@gmail.com

 or 561- 951- 4749.

 

 

 

 

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

D’ART for ART: Attention Artists and Art Collectors!

The Lighthouse ArtCenter’s FUNdraiser, D’ART for Art is near.  This article is for artists and art collectors.  Be part of the fun, share your art and be part of the event itself by purchasing artworks you would normally not see available in this venue.  Check out the new Collector’s Evening!  At this fast-paced, exciting event, patrons enjoy an open bar, hors d’oeuvres and a delicious gourmet dinner from Little Moir’s Food Shack and leave with a fabulous work of art, all for the price of a ticket! The Lighthouse ArtCenter is filled with exceptional artwork, jewelry and more, donated by local and national artists. Drink, dine and when your name is called, “dart” to an outstanding piece of art to take home as the ultimate party favor! Key Private Bank is sponsoring the Artists’ Appreciation Party and Collectors’ Preview on November 1st.  Donating artists attend free; a limited number of Collectors’ tickets are available for purchase.  The Rickie Report shares the details. Act fast so you’re not shut out!

 

 

 

 

 

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COLLECTOR’S PARTY/Artist Appreciation:  

November 1st

D’ART:   November 8, 2014


373 Tequesta Drive    Tequesta, FL

 

561-746- 3101

 

www.lighthousearts.org

 

 

 

 

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ABOUT LIGHTHOUSE ARTCENTER:

 

 

The Lighthouse ArtCenter, a member-supported nonprofit organization, provides visual and performing arts for the community through unique collections, engaging exhibitions and cultural programs, a dynamic School of Art and diverse outreach activities. The Lighthouse ArtCenter School of Art is located at 395 Seabrook Road in Tequesta, Fla. For information please call (561) 748-8737 or visit 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

The Rickie Report

P.O.Box 33423

Palm Beach Gardens, FL 33420

Rickie@therickiereport.com

561-537-0291

 

 

Please Join in Honoring the Life of Marvin Mordes

The Rickie Report and artist community mourns the loss of Dr. Marvin Mordes.  We hope you will attend a memorial service to celebrate his life which was filled with love of family, community, medicine and artistry on Sunday, October 26th. 

 

 

Sunday, October 26th

2:00 pm

Palm Beach Synagogue

120 North County Road             Palm Beach, Florida 33480

(561) 838-9002

A Reception will follow at

Whitespace

The Mordes Collection

2805 N. Australian Avenue

West Palm Beach, Florida 33407

info@whitespacecollection.com

 

 

Dr. Marvin Mordes died unexpectedly on September 18, 2014 while traveling in Europe with his devoted wife of 47 years, Elayne. For 26 years, Marvin was Chief of Neurology at St. Joseph’s Hospital and an Associate Professor of Neurology at Johns Hopkins Hospital in Baltimore. Upon moving to South Florida, he cared for patients at Cleveland Clinic Florida for five years before setting up his practice on the MorseLife campus in West Palm Beach. Marvin received his medical degree from the University of Ghent in Belgium and completed his residency in Neurology at the University of Pennsylvania.

 

 

 

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Marvin will be remembered as a passionate, caring and distinguished physician, a patron of the arts and a global citizen. Known fondly as a true renaissance man, he was an avid collector of contemporary art and devoted supporter of artists, donating many works to museums of regional and national prominence. He was on the Board of Directors of the Hirshhorn Museum in Washington, DC, where he sponsored The Mordes Lecture of Contemporary Art for 11 years. He was co-founder with his wife Elayne of Whitespace Collection, a private contemporary art exhibition space in West Palm Beach.

He is survived by his beloved wife, Elayne (Rubenstein), daughter Stephanie Ives, son-in-law Matthew Ives, and grandchildren Jared and Martine Hamilton, and was the dear brother-in-law of Marcy (Rubenstein) and Larry Friedman, and Marc Rubenstein.

 

 

Services were held at SOL LEVINSON & BROS., INC., in Baltimore, MD. Memorial contributions in his memory may be sent to MorseLife Foundation, 4847 Fred Gladstone Drive, West Palm Beach, FL 33417 or, Dreyfoos School of the Arts Foundation, 501 S. Sapodilla Avenue, West Palm Beach, FL 33401 or, Palm Beach Opera Young Artists Program, 415 S. Olive Avenue, West Palm Beach, FL 33401.  To see more : http://www.legacy.com/obituaries/baltimoresun/obituary.aspx?pid=172570861#sthash.Kc8oypv5.dpuf

 

 

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

Zammy Migdal & Gudrun Kemsa of Lausberg Contemporary at Armory Art Center

The Armory Art Center will be hosting an opening reception for Zammy Migdal and Gudrun Kemsa on October 24th.  These distinguished artists work in very different media but share an interest in movement as a metaphor, for the deeper meanings found behind surface and appearance.  In addition, on Wednesday, October 29th, Zammy Migdal will offer an Artist Gallery Talk. The Rickie Report recommends this extraordinary exhibition: “Evocative Juxtapositions Between Two International Artists” and opportunity to meet the artists. Be sure to mark both dates in your calendar.

 

 

 

 

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Opening Reception

 

Friday,  October 24, 2014       6-8 pm

Armory Art Center

Zammy Migdal- East Gallery | Gudrun Kemsa- Greenfield Gallery

 

EXHIBITIONS ARE FREE AND OPEN TO THE PUBLIC

 

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

These two shows will run from October 25th until December 6th, 2014.

 1700 parker avenue           West Palm Beach, FL  33401

 (561) 832-1776

 

 

 

Artist Gallery Talk and Lecture:  

Zammy Migdal

 

 

Wednesday, October 29th

6:30 – 8:00 pm

Tel Aviv born artist Zammy Migdal will talk informally about his transformative metal sculptures installed in the East Gallery and in the Morris and Rose Kraft Sculpture Garden. The artist will also give a lecture in our Library. Join us for this unique opportunity to talk with the artist, learn more about his work and enjoy some wine over good conversation.

 

 

 

 

Israeli artist Zammy Migdal and German artist Gudrun Kemsa work in very different media but share an interest in movement as a metaphor for the deeper meanings found behind surface and appearance. The Armory Art Center will be hosting an opening reception for these distinguished artists on October 24th, from 6:00 to 8:00 pm. The public is welcome.

 

 

 

Zammy Migdal Sculpture

Zammy Migdal Sculpture

 

 

 

❖ Zammy Migdal, a native of Tel Aviv, Israel, has created a language in metal that transforms spaces and walls into shapes, colors and shadows. In his work, energy flows to form clarity, definition, and purpose. He shapes metal into forms, but it is the emptiness inside the forms that holds the shadows. While some of his very architectural work is firmly grounded on Earth, other work has its origins in his interest to suspend objects against gravity. Such work is created by the relationships among metal foregrounds, attaching pins, spaces, light and shadows, in which hard metal resembles ribbons that flow and twist in the wind.

 

 

 

Zammy Migdal is also showing large polychrome steel sculptures from
October 25, 2014-April 30, 2015- Morris and Rose Kraft Sculpture Gardens

 

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"Las Vegas Freeway" by Gudrun Kemsa

“Las Vegas Freeway” by Gudrun Kemsa

 

 

 

 

 

 

❖ Gudrun Kemsa’s photographic works and Video Installations are depictions of space, time and movement. Her eye is focused on urban space where she documents the course of events in streets and in open public places. Her video installations are designed as large projections for indoor or outdoor spaces. In their actions and timelines, they lead the viewer to experiences of space and time. Since 2002, Kemsa has been producing video works in analogy to human vision, this is done in constant motion. Her indoor video installations at the Armory will range from works done in the Ruhr valley of her native Germany to works produced in China and the US.

 

 

About the Armory Art Center:

 

 

The mission of the Armory Art center is to inspire the creation and experience of art. Its 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

Armory Art Center Presents Two Artists: View of Everglades and Yellowstone Plus Art Salon

Two Local Artists Exhibit their Work Featuring Everglades and Yellowstone Parks at the Armory Art Center.  With striking but different approaches to viewing the environment, Inger E. Hansen and Steve Horan will be showcasing their works October 18 – November 10th.  The Rickie Report urges everyone to see this exhibit and attend the Art Salon on October 21st.  This is a wonderful opportunity to bring your family and talk about who  lived here before we did.  Explore environmental issues with your children in a different way. The images are real and powerful. Details are here.

 

 

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Presents a joint exhibition:

Inger E. Hansen, painter

&

Steve Horan, photographer

“Everglades and Yellowstone:

People and Place”

You are Invited to:

Opening Reception

Friday, Oct. 17  from 6-8 pm

1700 Parker Avenue       West Palm Beach, FL 33401

 (561) 832-1776

 

 

The exhibition is free and open to the public

Monday through Friday, 9 a.m.-5 p.m. and Saturday 9 a.m.-2 p.m.

 

 

Steve Horan's "Wrangler"

Steve Horan’s “Wrangler”

 

Artists Inger E. Hansen, a painter, and Steve Horan, a photographer, are exploring the people, environments and histories of two very different national parks in this joint exhibition, “Everglades and Yellowstone: People and Place”.  The Armory Art Center invites everyone to the opening reception on Friday, Oct. 17 from 6-8 p.m. will kick off the exhibit.The artists will also participate in a special presentation, an art salon, on Oct. 21 from 6:30-8:30 p.m. where they will be discussing their work. Admission to the salon is $10, payable at the door.

 

 

 

Horan is a photographer living in Lake Worth who, over the last five years, has been visiting Yellowstone National Park to work on an ambitious photography project. “Environmental portraiture” is how Horan describes his series, “People of Yellowstone”. Yellowstone National Park covers the largest geothermal area in the world. It is a home to geysers, grizzlies, wolves, eagles, elks, and huge herds of wild buffalo.

 

Steve Horan's "Crimes Against Nature"

Steve Horan’s “Crimes Against Nature”

 

 

Horan’s goal is to capture the spirit of the people whose lives and work center in Yellowstone and its surrounding ecosystem. He collaborates with his subjects to photograph them in a setting that immediately tells the story of their connection to Yellowstone’s wilderness.

 

Inger Hansen's "The Strangling Fig Tree"

Inger Hansen’s “The Strangling Fig Tree”

 

 

Hansen is Norwegian and spends part of the winter in West Palm Beach.  She tells us, “My part in this show is art inspired by the Everglades and the Native Americans’ life and history, with focus on the Seminoles. Most of the nature paintings are done on the spot, in Grassy Waters and Riverbend Park,” she says. “The subtitle: ‘The Seminole people today, how does their forefathers’ culture influence their everyday lives?’ captures the essence of the exhibition.  Together with poems and images, the exhibition will function as a story… in a creative play between brushstrokes and the written word.”

 

 

Art Salon

 

 

Inger Hansen,"Everglades"

Inger Hansen,”Everglades”

 

Tuesday, October  21st

 

6:30 – 8:30 pm

 

Armory Art Center Library

 

Cost to attend:  $10.00 may be paid at the door

 

Art Salons are an opportunity for stimulating discussions about 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. Under the guidance of Elle Schorr, attendees also explore the practical side of being an artist, professional development and share resources.

 

 

 

About the Armory Art Center:

 

 

The mission of the Armory Art center is to inspire the creation and experience of art. Its 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

Pen Women Present “Eclectic Collections” Art Exhibit Oct. 18-Nov. 10

Don’t miss “Eclectic Collections” by the Boca Raton Branch of National League of American Pen Women!  This exhibit will showcase a diverse mix of award winning artwork created by NLAPW members. There is an opening Reception on October 17th to which the public is invited.  The Rickie Report shares a sneak peek and the details about this exhibition. 

 

 

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BOCA RATON BRANCH

National League of American Pen Women

 presents

“ECLECTIC  COLLECTIONS”

Opening Reception ~ Friday, October 17 ~ 6 to 8 pm 

 

Exhibit continues :

Saturday, October 18 – Monday, November 10, 2014

ARMORY ART CENTER

 

  Montgomery Hall

1700 Parker Avenue           West Palm Beach

 

 

The Armory Art Center exhibit will feature the talented artistic accomplishments of the Boca Raton Branch NLAPW members. You’ll view art in most every form and medium – Oils, Watercolors, Acrylics, Collage, China painting. Fabulous life-like figures and portraits painted in the Renaissance style, Contemporary, Abstract, Realism, handcrafted Jewelry and elegant hand-painted Victorian Porcelain. 

 

 

 

Art Co-Chairs, Roberta Melman and Joni Sack are eager to share the names of the Pen Women involved in this exhibit:  Roberta Melman, Joni Sack, Bea Doone Merena, Prudence Carrico, Edythe Garber, Rhoda Hollander, Carole Kaufman, Myra Levick, Cora Lee Palma-Hayden, Mimi Paris, Karen Rose and Pat Wilson.

 

 

 

 

Joni Sack

Painting by Joni Sack

 

The public is invited to the Opening Reception on Saturday, October 18th from 6 – 8 pm.  The Exhibition continues through  Monday, November 10, 2014.  The Armory Art Center is located at 1700 Parker Avenue in W.Palm Beach.  The exhibit takes place in Montgomery Hall.

 

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Painting by Roberta Melman

 

The Boca Raton Branch of the National League of American Pen Women is a prestigious organization of professional women in the Arts – Published Writers, Authors, Poets, Musical Composers and Award winning Artists. 

 

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Painting by Joni Sack

 

 

The National League of American Pen Women’s corporate headquarters is based in Washington, D.C. in an historic building, once the residence of Robert Todd Lincoln, son of President Abraham and Mary Todd Lincoln.   The Boca Raton branch of the National League of American Pen Women boasts the largest membership in the United States. Their intention is the promotion of talented women in the Arts – Art, Literature, Music.

 

 

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Discover more about this prestigious organization of professional women in the Arts

by visiting these websites:

 www.bocapenwomen.org             www.NLAPW.org

 

About the Armory Art Center: The mission of the Armory Art center is to inspire the creation and experience of art. Its 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

 

October Fall Class Schedule for Lighthouse ArtCenter

School has been is session for over a month.  Is it time for YOU to take a class (or two) and try something new?  The Rickie Report urges you to explore the courses from the Lighthouse ArtCenter which begin October 20th.  Not sure of a technique?  Considering a new hobby?  You can also have a BIRTHDAY ART PARTY here! This is the perfect place to begin!  More details are here.

 

 

 

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 The Lighthouse ArtCenter School of Art announces its Fall class and workshop schedule, which begin on October 20, 2014.

 

 

 

Mondays

  • Pastels, Drawing in Color
  • Portraiture
  • Beginning Ceramics ( NEW)
  • Realism in Painting
  • Artists’ Choice – Any Medium
  • Art of Collage & Painting  (NEW)
  • Open Studio
  • Drawing
  • Youth Draw and Paint
  • Teen Studio
  • Mixed Media Exploration (NEW)
  • Beginning Wheel (NEW)

 

 

LAC Instructor Cara McKinley with Students

 

 

TUESDAYS

 

  • Beginning Painting
  • Figure Drawing
  • Open Studio
  • Art for the Homeschooled (ages 9-14)
  • Drawing for the Terrified
  • Sculptures in Color (NEW)
  • Beginning/Intermediate Digital Photography
  • Spirited jewelry making (NEW)
  • Youth Wheel

 

LAC Instructor David Randall's Photography Class

 

 

 

WEDNESDAYS

 

  • Beginning Pastels (NEW)
  • Sculpting the Human Figure
  • Wheel II
  • Make Beautiful Jewelry
  • Beginning Watercolor
  • Sculpting the Human Head
  • Open Studio
  • Special Needs Arts
  • Find Your Artistic Self (NEW)
  • Kid’s Clay
  • Realism in Painting
  • Photoshop Elements
  • Open Studio for ART PARTIES

 

LAC Instructor Alessandra Gieffer's Class

 

 

 

THURSDAYS

 

  • Paint What You Like
  • Artist Trading Cards (NEW)
  • Open Studio
  • Mommy and Me: Art and Storytime (NEW)
  • Open Portrait Studio
  • Beginning Landscapes
  • Handbuilt Ceramics
  • Drawing Studio (NEW)
  • Youth Art Tutoring (NEW)

 

LAC Birthday Party!

 

 

FRIDAYS

 

  • Dynamic Composition (NEW)
  • Open Studio
  • Plein Air Painting
  • Beginning/Intermediate Watercolor
  • Abstract Painting

 

LAC Instructor Manon Sander's Class

 

 

SATURDAYS

 

  • Beginning Painting
  • Open Figure Studio
  • Open Studio
  • Special Needs 1st Saturday
  • Intermediate/Advanced Photography
  • Intermediate/Advanced Watercolor
  • Seashells, Sea Glass and Pearls

 

 

 WORKSHOPS

 

  • Freeing the Artist Within
  • Painting with Collage
  • Intensive Painting
  • Painter’s Tool Box
  • Street Painting
  • Holiday Jewelry Making
  • Dyeing with Indigo
  • Watercolor Holiday Cards
  • Fused Glass 

For specific information about times, instructors and details please contact the Lighthouse ArtCenter School at 561-746-3101  or  LighthouseArts.org

 

ABOUT LIGHTHOUSE ARTCENTER

 

 

The Lighthouse ArtCenter, a member-supported nonprofit organization, provides visual and performing arts for the community through unique collections, engaging exhibitions and cultural programs, a dynamic School of Art and diverse outreach activities. The Lighthouse ArtCenter School of Art is located at 395 Seabrook Road in Tequesta, Fla. For information please call (561) 748-8737 or visit 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

The Rickie Report

P.O.Box 33423

Palm Beach Gardens, FL 33420

Rickie@therickiereport.com

561-537-0291

Sheree Blum’s Glasswork Goes World-Wide

Sheree Blum started selling her unique fused glass plates at the Green Market in Wellington only a few short years ago. She used that experience to learn more about marketing and selling her work.  Anthropologie’s order of over 4,000 plates sold in the US and the UK is history.  Recently showcased in People Magazine and Epicurious Magazine, Sheree has a lot of information to share with other artists.  Watch for her new line of cake stands for the 2014 Holiday Season in Anthropologie!  The Rickie Report presents this Feature Article and interview with Sheree Blum of Kicking Glass.

 

 

 

Sheree Blum

of

Kicking Glass

 

 

Cobalt Blue Bon Bon Stand by Sheree Blum

Cobalt Blue Bon Bon Stand by Sheree Blum

 

 

 

TRR: How did your childhood influence your interest in art?

SB:

 

I grew up in a rural area of New York State, near the Pennsylvania border and am the oldest of 6 children.  My father showed his gifted artistry through his masonry work and my mother was busy with art projects, like ceramics, on a regular basis.  At that time in the US educational system, art played a very large part not only in the classroom, but in our community.  You at least had to try something, whether you liked it or not!

 

I enjoyed those activities but moved on to married life at 18 and then started a family.  Being a mother to my three children was my priority until I went to college at age 27.  I was lucky to attend Jamestown Community College and then St. Bonaventure University, where they provided a nurturing day care setting while I had my classes.  I graduated with a degree in Elementary Education.  In 1990, I moved with my children to Wellington, FL. and starting working in Belle Glade.  I decided to get my Masters degree in Special Education at FAU and worked in the Pahokee Elementary School in Special Education.  I also worked within the school setting of the Dept. of Juvenile Justice, with a focus on academics. I retired just two years ago.

 

Sheree Blum Begins Creating a Glass Plate

Sheree Blum Begins Creating Glass Plates

 

TRR:  How did that lead you to a career in art and specifically glass?

SB:

 

I always used art projects to teach and enhance the learning environment.  I found it helped keep my students’ attention and increase their interest in education.  During my teaching career, I  met the owners of Lee Glass Art, Wayne Taylor and Sheldon Bickford in Mt. Dora Florida.   Always fascinated by color, I convinced them to let me apprentice!  I went to Winter Harbor, Maine during my summer breaks to train in their method.

 

 

If I were a wealthy person, I always said I would own a million dishes!  I love the blending of science, experimentation and art when I work with glass.  And now that I had a lot of dishes, I decided to practice my salesmanship by being a vendor at the Wellington Green Market!

 

Epicurious Magazine's article about Sheree Blum's Glass

Epicurious Magazine’s article about Sheree Blum’s Glass

 

 

 That is when a buyer from Anthropologie  saw my work.  He bought some pieces, but I had no idea who he was until several months later when I received a call from their tabletop buyer. The lady that was with him did whisper in my ear that this was my lucky day, but I had no idea what this meant.  I learned a lot!  About pricing, figuring out my timing, how to box and ship everything safely. 4,000 dishes were sold throughout the US and United Kingdom in a few months!

 

 

I applied and was accepted to be part of Howard Alan’s Crafts Shows and was able to continue making new pieces, experimenting with new techniques and selling to the public.  At this time, I am a resident artist at Art on Park Gallery, the home of the Artists of Palm Beach County; OSGS in Northwood (West Palm Beach) and Kolbo Gallery of Judaica in Brookline, MA.  I enjoy making apple and honey plates for Rosh Hashanah and Seder Plates for Passover for their catalogue.  In addition, the Iriquois Hotel on Mackinaw Island ordered special dishes they use for service and also sell in their gift shop.

 

 

People Magazine's article about Sheree Blum's Glass

People Magazine’s article about Sheree Blum’s Glass available at Anthropologie

 

 

It’s been a real treat for me to see my creations highlighted by being mentioned and shown in Jennie Garth’s Tabletop Decor column, People Magazine (April 14, 2014) and a full page presentation in Epicurious Magazine’s Spring/Summer,2014 (page 52)!  I just found out that my dishes are now listed with Replacements,Ltd. as well!

 

 

 

Blues and Greens by Sheree Blum

Blues and Greens by Sheree Blum

TRR:  What are your favorite as well as challenging moments?

SB:

 

There is nothing like the excitement I feel when I am creating!  And I love meeting the people at the shows, knowing I am sending my creations out to new homes where they will be appreciated. The most challenging part of being a full time professional artist is marketing and selling one’s work.  But you have to do it in order to keep creating!

 

 

 

Wild Rose Bud Bowl by Sheree Blum

Wild Rose Bud Bowl by Sheree Blum

TRR:  Do you have any helpful hints for emerging artists?

SB:

 

Be brave!  Have a business plan – do your math.  Don’t just jump off the building without Plan A, Plan B and maybe even Plan C!  Don’t hesitate to take risks.  Be professional in your demeanor and behavior at all times.  Do your homework – how many dishes fit into the box safely?  Where do you get the boxes?  Don’t forget the paper slips in between each dish.  Everything you use counts, is necessary and adds to your price.  Consider your price ranges and whether you want to sell retail, wholesale or both.  Be consistent and ask for what your artwork is worth!  I hope that other artists also consider helping the community by making some donations.  I recently sent seven sets of dishes to families who lost everything from tornado damage in MS.

 

 

Shell Dish by Sheree Blum

Shell Dish by Sheree Blum

 

TRR:   What story does your art tell?

SB:

 

I bring bright color into people’s everyday world.  It may not seem important in the grand scheme of things, but I hope that these dishes will conjure up happy memories and become family heirlooms.  This is a quieter voice than the one I used when I was teaching, but I believe it is the same message.  Ordinary objects can imbue happiness.

 

 

Flowers by Sheree Blum

Black Flowers by Sheree Blum

TRR:  Please take us from the beginning of an  idea to a finished piece of work.

SB:

 

 

I usually start with a big idea.  For example, I wanted to create some glass pieces with an ocean feel and incorporate coral reefs.  I find designs that meet the criterion – they could come from a piece of fabric, a photo or other objects.  My idea begins to solidify.  Then I decide on colors and move forward with a prototype to test out my theory.  Does it meet my standards?  If not, it becomes a salad dish at my house.  If it does, I make more!   Sometimes the need to meet the requirements of the marketplace influence my work – otherwise I wouldn’t have a thriving business!  And then, there are pieces I just feel I have to try…to meet my own needs.

 

Cobalt Blues and Other Plates by Sheree Blum

Cobalt Blues and Other Plates by Sheree Blum

 

 

TRR:   How do you maintain your level of creativity?

SB:

 

I let my mine wander.  I dabble in watercolors and enjoy playing Scrabble.

 

 

 

"Sea Glass" Colors by Sheree Blum

“Sea Glass” Colors by Sheree Blum

TRR:  How do you define success?

SB:

 

Success has nothing to do with money!  You are successful if you are happy and satisfied at the end of the day.

 

 

 

 

 

Wild Rose Plate by Sheree Blum

Wild Rose Plate by Sheree Blum

 

For more information about Sheree Blum’s glasswork please visit:

www.kickingglassbysheree.com

Her work is currently located at Artists of Palm Beach County’s Art on Park Gallery ( Lake Park,FL), OSGS in Northwood (W.Palm Beach, FL), Kolbo Gallery (Brookline, MA) and Iriquois Hotel (Mackinaw Island). Sheree is available for special orders and commissions.

 

 

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

September Events at Lighthouse ArtCenter are Plentiful

September is a month filled with events at The Lighthouse ArtCenter.  From the now-famous “ArtyBras” Exhibit, Plein Air display from the Maine and Italy tours, the Fashion Show and “Go Figure”,  get out your calendars! The Rickie Report shares an outline of each program in this article.

 

 

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Lighthouse ArtCenter

 

373 Tequesta Drive   Tequesta, FL

 

561-746-3101

 

September Overview:

 

ArtyBras

 

Plein Air Exhibit from Maine to Italy

 

“Go Figure” Exhibit

3rd Thursday Opening Reception

 

 

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September 10 to October 21, 2014

EXHIBITION: ArtyBras Exhibition

An exhibition of artist and survivor-made art bras, as well as a silent auction and fashion show to benefit the Margaret W. Niedland Breast Center at Jupiter Medical Center and the Lighthouse ArtCenter. Join supporters and survivors in this creative and uplifting exhibition and event!

 

 

 

Examples of ArtyBras, 2013

Examples of ArtyBras, 2013

 

 

"Go Figure"  Pastel by Barbra Broidy

“Go Figure” Pastel by Barbra Broidy

 

 

 

September 10 to October 25, 2014

 

EXHIBITION: Plein Air Display from Summer Tours to Italy and Maine

 

EXHIBITION: Go Figure: A Celebration of the Human Form

An open, juried exhibition glorifying the human figure in multiple mediums. See drawings, pastels and the work of sculptors and painters as they interpret the mass, geometry and perspective of our anatomy.

 

 

 

“The decision to present a collection of work based solely on the human form was chosen because there has not been anything of that specific or similar work shown at the ArtCenter in recent years. The ability to compare the viewpoints of different artists on how they translate the basic elements of the human body, themselves and those around them promises to be a intriguing journey. Viewers who find themselves inspired to create their own versions of the human form will find that the drawing and sculpture classes at the ArtCenter are led by some of the most skilled instructors in Florida.”

 

 

"Go Figure" Bronze by Eduardo Gomez

“Go Figure” Bronze by Eduardo Gomez

 

 3rd THURSDAY

Opening reception & Awards Presentation

 

Thursday, Sept. 18th

5:30 to 7:30 p.m. 

 

"Go Figure" by Manon Sander

“Go Figure” by Manon Sander

 

 

 

ABOUT LIGHTHOUSE ARTCENTER

 

The Lighthouse ArtCenter, a member-supported nonprofit organization, provides visual and performing arts for the community through unique collections, engaging exhibitions and cultural programs, a dynamic School of Art and diverse outreach activities. The Lighthouse ArtCenter School of Art is located at 395 Seabrook Road in Tequesta, Fla. For information please call (561) 748-8737 or visit 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

The Rickie Report

P.O.Box 33423

Palm Beach Gardens, FL 33420

Rickie@therickiereport.com

561-537-0291