Popular Craft Fair Returns To Downtown Stuart Featuring Top National & Local Crafters

The popular Spring Craft Festival returns to Historic Downtown Stuart April 25 – 26, 2015. This two-day juried event will take place along Osceola Street.  This craft showcase will feature a wide variety of original handmade crafts as well as affordable and unique gift items with broad appeal.  A Green Market will showcase orchids and exotic plants as well as gourmet dips and spices, and many other distinctive items. Partial proceeds from the festival benefit the Stuart Main Street Program. Admission is free and open to the public. The Rickie Report shares the details and a sneak peek of Joni Berte’s artwork!

 

 

 

 

 18th Annual Downtown

Stuart Craft Fair

Saturday, April 25th

&

Sunday, April 26th

10:00 am – 5:00 pm

Osceola Street in Downtown Stuart

Navigational Address: 26 SW Osceola Street, Stuart, FL 34994

Support the Arts, the Local Community and the Stuart Main Street Programs

Free and open to the public

The popular Spring Craft Festival returns to Historic Downtown Stuart April 25 – 26, 2015. This two-day juried event will take place along Osceola Street. Vehicular traffic will be closed from St. Lucie to Haney Circle and down to Denver, providing festival patrons with an ideal setting in which to explore this outdoor gallery. This craft showcase will feature a wide variety of original handmade crafts as well as affordable and unique gift items with broad appeal. The prices, suitable to all budgets, will range from $3 to $3,000. A Green Market will showcase orchids and exotic plants as well as gourmet dips and spices, and many other distinctive items. Partial proceeds from the festival benefit the Stuart Main Street Program. Admission is free and open to the public. 

 

Artwork by Joni Berte

Artwork by Joni Berte

 

 

Joni Berte tells The Rickie Report, ” My artistic interests are endless! I appreciate all forms of art; traditional, classic, deviant, outsider, you name it! It is my belief that there are many ways to express oneself and art is food for the soul. Self-expression is paramount to the artist and the drive to create is as impossible to stop as a runaway train. For the past few years I have focused on Day of the Dead art, and have developed a unique style that is the hallmark of my pieces.”

 

Personal Shrine by Joni Berte

Personal Shrine by Joni Berte

 

She continues, “While many of my Day of the Dead designs, particularly those found on my Sugar Skull masks, are typical of the genre, my execution is of the highest quality — especially in the areas of line detail and color. I am currently working on assemblage art in the form of Personal Shrines and am finding it a very versatile and rewarding medium. Additionally, I am collaborating with my father (Bill Lohnes) on Fantasy Dragonflies. My new Fire-Carved Boxes are for sale at Rare Earth Gallery in Stuart, Florida.”

 

 

Day of the Dead art by Joni Berte

Day of the Dead assemblage art by Joni Berte

 

INFORMATION AT-A-GLANCE:

  • Juried outdoor craft showcase
  • Original crafts – Handmade in America
  • Unique and affordable gift items
  • 150 crafters from 30 different states
  • Prices set to suit all budgets – ranging from as little as $3 to $3,00
  • Crafters hand-selected from hundreds of applicants
  • All crafters on site for duration of festival
  • Vast array of craft media including folk art, pottery, personalized gifts, handmade clothing, basket weaving, beaded utensils, candles, cork assemblage, fabric design, fiber quilts, fused wax & glass, hair accessories, handbags & accessories, handmade cards, leather, mosaic, wood, painted wood, plaster craft and stained glass.
  • Green Market featuring exotic plants, gourmet dips and spices, and much more
  • A portion of the proceeds benefits the Stuart Main Street Program

 

Artwork by Joni Berte

Artwork by Joni Berte

 

 

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About American Craft Endeavors:

American Craft Endeavors (ACE) produces some of the nation’s most exciting high-end juried craft shows in many of Florida’s vibrant downtown areas and popular tourist destinations including the Lauderdale by the Sea Craft Festival (Fort Lauderdale, FL), the Holiday Craft Festival on the Ocean (Jupiter/Juno Beach, FL), the Downtown Stuart Craft Fairs (Stuart, FL), the Siesta Fiesta Craft Festival (Sarasota, FL) and the Downtown Sarasota Craft Festivals (Sarasota, FL) among others. The group’s founders personally select unique, culture rich cities for their show locations providing a complete outdoor experience unmatched by other festivals.  All crafters are hand-selected from hundreds of applicants in order to ensure a superior event featuring diverse art media and the highest quality of original handmade crafts.  

For additional information on the 18th Annual Downtown Stuart Craft Fair and other Howard Alan Events art and craft shows across the country, visit  www.artfestival.com or call 561-746-6615.

 

 

 

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Artists In Florida Partner With Tropical World Nursery For Benefit Art And Plant Sale

On Saturday, April 25th, the Artists In Florida will partner with Tropical World Nursery for a Plant Sale and Art Benefit.  Enjoy a B-R-B-Q lunch of hamburgers and hotdogs with  beer, wine and soda to wash them down. There will be raffles and entertainment. The Nursery will have exotic plants for sale. Purchase a piece of art from professional artists and help the cause, as funds are raised. Artists in Florida will be partnering with Tropical World Nursery to help raise funds for the Journey Church Mexico Mission trip 2015.  The Rickie Report shares the details and sees this as a “win-win-win-win”: You get the chance to purchase plants and art, the artists sell their work and the nursery sells plants, the charity raises money, the four families in need of housing will get their homes!

 

Artists In Florida

Invites You 

Saturday,  April 25,2015

10 am to 4 pm

Plant Sale and Art Sale

Charitable Benefit 

Tropical World Nursery

7401 Tropical Hagen Ranch       Boynton Beach, Fl 33437

 

 

Artists in Florida will be partnering with Tropical World Nursery to help raise funds for the Journey Church Mexico Mission trip 2015.  The monies collected will help the missionaries to work and serve at an orphanage along with help in a destitute area of Ensenada, Mexico.  In addition, homes will be constructed for 4 families in dire need.
Enjoy a Barbecue lunch of hamburgers and hotdogs with beer, wine and soda to wash them down. There will also be raffles and entertainment. Enjoy the exotic plants the nursery has to offer for sale. Purchase a piece of art from professional artists and help our cause.

 

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For more information please contact Jackee Swinson:

info@artinfl.org
www.artinfl.org
561-714-4871

 

 

 

 

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

How A Museum Can Lift Our Spirits And Share Common History Through Art-The Museum Of The History Of Polish Jews

The Rickie Report shares our visit to the newly opened Museum of the History of Polish Jews in Warsaw, through the eyes of artist and art patrons. We went to recapture part of our heritage, before WWII, and to support the educational efforts to teach acceptance and tolerance of “the other”.  This article will focus on two main features: the role of architecture of this edifice and the highlight of the Core Exhibit itself.  While we publish on Holocaust Remembrance Day, we celebrate this visit because it is a museum of life, rich in culture, ready to be shared.

 

 

Welcome to the Museum!

 

 

 

Outside the Museum Plaza

Outside the Museum Plaza

 

The Museum of The History of the Polish Jews

 

 

The architecture of every building tells a story.  What can we learn as we visit this museum?   The Museum is situated on the ruins of a prewar Jewish neighborhood, where the Germans established the Warsaw Ghetto during WWII.  It faces the Monument to the Ghetto Heroes, commemorating how Jews died.  The Museum memorializes how they lived among their Polish neighbors.

 

Museum, Outside View, Left of the Entrance

Museum, Outside View, Left of the Entrance

 

From the outside, we can see the overriding chasm coming together with an inner bridge, the undulating walls and massive panes of glass.  Like art itself, the interpretations are left to the viewer.  We overhear other guests, ” Is it the splitting of the Red Sea?”  ” Is it breaking with the past and moving toward the future?”  “Is it the chasm caused by WWII, when 90% of Polish Jews perished?”  What does it mean?  There is one, clear glass corner of the building on the first floor, where we can see colorful chairs. The bright colors hint at what we will find inside.

 

 

Etched Glass Columns

Etched Glass Columns Of the Museum Facade

 

 

Before we even enter, we notice the Latin letters “Polin” and their Hebrew counterparts, silk screened on the vertical glass and copper columns.  The word, “Polin” in Hebrew means “Rest Here”.  The Museum serves as a common meeting place for a diverse public, an opportunity to learn, discuss, and grow continued tolerance.

 

 

 

Walking Up the Ramp into The Museum

Walking Up the Ramp into The Museum (Courtesy of Museum of History of Polish Jews)

 

As we enter, we walk up the ramp toward the naturally lit interior.  The  light that fills this space is magical, as shadows dance around the smoothed, rolling walls. We are met by a Museum Intern, Iwona Oleszczuk and walk into the space.

 

Museum Interior Walls

Museum Interior Walls

 

Chief Architect, Rainer Mahlamäki says, “This place called for light; a natural radiance that would illuminate the surroundings”. The building, a postmodern structure in glass, copper, and concrete, was designed by Finnish architects Rainer Mahlamäki and Ilmari Lahdelma. A plaque tells us that “Since the museum presents the whole history of Jews in Poland, not only the period under German occupation, the designer wanted to avoid similarities to existing Holocaust museums which had austere concrete structures. The architects kept the museum in the colors of sand, giving it a more approachable feeling.  They won the 2008 International Architecture Award in recognition of their bold and innovative design”.

 

Rear View of Museum

Rear View of Museum (Courtesy of Museum of History of Polish Jews)

 

 

 

Children twirl to their own tunes and adults speak in soft voices. Outside, at the back of the museum through an all glass wall, we can see a large grass lawn, with people sitting and enjoying the sunshine.  From this vantage point, we can also see the top of the wooden synagogue, plain and bear wood planks meeting at the roof top.  We cannot see into the Core Exhibit, but it beckons.  This is like peeling an onion, layer by layer. We look at some explanatory signage and are anxious to see where the next step will take us.

 

 

 

Roof Beams from the Core Exhibit synagogue below

Roof Beams from the Core Exhibit Synagogue below

 

Visitors are brought into the time and place  of the story itself.  The exquisite painted ceiling and timber framed roof of the 17th century wooden Gwozdziec Synagogue is the highlight of this visit. Over 400 volunteers from all over the world recreated it over a period of 10 years at 85% scale.  They used old drawings by Alois Breir to paint the interior.  To construct and assemble the wood beams, they recreated the same tools used to build the original structure.  

 

Welcome to the Core

 

We are greeted by Curator, Eva Malkowska-Bienick, who brings us down to the Core Exhibit.  At the time, we are the only visitors because the Museum had not officially opened yet.  Walking off the elevator into the basement level of the museum, I was unprepared. We stepped into a replica of the Gwozdziec Synagogue.  I have never seen such bright colors on a synagogue ceiling, or any ceiling. I had to catch my breath!  There are zodiac symbols, depictions of animals (real and mystical) , quotations form Hebrew liturgy and images recalling the Jewish calendar. Each had been painstakingly painted on the ceiling and upper walls.  

 

 

 

Close-Up of Gwozdziec Synagogue Ceiling

Close-Up of Gwozdziec Synagogue Ceiling (Courtesy of Museum of History of Polish Jews)

 

 

The Core Exhibition is a journey through 1000 years of the history of Polish Jews – from the Middle Ages until today.  Eva explained, “The Core Exhibition is a narrative: visitors will be drawn into a story told by artifacts, paintings, interactive installations, reconstructions and models, video projections, sounds and words. Our focus is on life, therefore at each stage of the journey we strive to remain close to life by letting people speak – Jewish merchants, scholars or artists from a given era, rabbis, housewives, politicians, chroniclers and revolutionaries. We give the floor to those who perished and to those who survived.  We present 1000 years of Polish-Jewish coexistence, speak of cooperation, rivalry and conflicts, autonomy, integration and assimilation. While seeking to confront thorny issues, we also bring attention to bright chapters in our common history”.

 

 

Close-Up of G Synagogue Ceiling

Close-Up of Gwozdziec Synagogue Ceiling (Courtesy of Museum of History of Polish Jews)

 

According to the Museum website, “The Core Exhibition was developed by a team of international scholars and curators under the direction of Professor Barbara Kirshenblatt-Gimblett. The design was created by Event Communications, a London-based company, and by Nizio Design International from Warsaw. Thanks to these teams, the Core Exhibition employs reliable methods as well as cutting-edge multimedia solutions”.

 

 

 

Synagogue Bimah (Courtesy of M. Starowieyska D. Golnik Museum of History of Polish Jews)

Synagogue Bimah (Courtesy of M. Starowieyska D. Golnik Museum of History of Polish Jews)

 

 

While many of the Eight Galleries were not ready for visitors,  we were able to interact with some of the technicians who were tweaking the final stages of one interactive module.   We asked about the general public’s reaction to this facility.  One said, ” We have a curiosity of Jews before the Holocaust and this is a place which shows commonality, not just catastrophe.”  This echoes the Musuem’s Vision Statement, “To make the Museum of the History of Polish Jews an important and innovative center of research, education and culture – a platform for social change, offering a profound, transformative experience and promoting new standards of narrating history.”

 

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Model of Gwozdziec Synagogue

 

An explanatory sign tells us, “This model of the wooden synagogue that once stood in Gwozdziec was created in workshops organized by Handshouse Studio for the Massachusetts College of Art and Design.  The model is based on the research of Kärol Maszoswki, Alois Breier, Maria and Kazimierz Piechotka, and Thomas Hubka.  Rick and Laura Brown, directors of Handshouse Studios donated this model to the Museum of the History of Polish Jews”.

 

The Rickie Report thanks our Museum guides and the Museum website for technical information used in this article.

 

To learn more about the Museum:

 

http://www.polin.pl/en

 

 

 

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

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The Rickie Report

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Palm Beach Gardens, FL 33420

Rickie@therickiereport.com

561-537-0291

 

Artisans On The Ave Features Five New Artists With Public Reception

Artisans on the Ave offers three colorful showrooms at their well-appointed gallery on Lake Avenue in Lake Worth.  On Friday, April 17th, five new artists’ work will be featured.  The public is invited to stop in, meet the artists and be amazed at the depth of professional artistry being offered.  The Rickie Report shares the details and some sneak peeks.  Lake Worth is home to many artists whose work is sold internationally.  This is a chance for art lovers to speak with the artists personally and learn about their creative process. There will also be live music and refreshments.

 

 

 

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YOU ARE INVITED!

Meet Our Featured Artists:

Gail Johnson

Philip Rodano

Dennis Tishkowsky

Barbara Winkel

Deb Yager

Live Music:

Bo Reynolds  &  Deb Yager

Friday, April 17th

6 – 9 pm

630 Lake Avenue      Lake Worth, FL 33460

561.582.3300

 

Mixed Media by Barbara Winkel

Mixed Media by Barbara Winkel

 

 

Artisans On The Ave is showcasing five of our new artists. The Opening Reception is on Friday April 17, 2015 from 6 to 9 pm. The public is invited to join us.  Meet these fabulous artists and see their works of talent displayed throughout our three colorful showrooms. The Featured Artists are: Gail Johnson, Philip Rodano, Dennis Tishkowsky, Barbara Winkel and Deb Yager.

 

Floral Necklace by Gail Johnson

Floral Necklace by Gail Johnson

Each artist will engage in conversation with you about their hand made original art and what inspires them to create such beautiful iconic pieces. While enjoying the gallery, you will also be treated to seeing the art of our other 28 local artists. We’re proud of the many talented artists who call Artisans On The Ave. “home”, while exhibiting and selling their artwork internationally.

 

Mixed Bead Crochet Necklace by Gail Johnson

Mixed Wood Bead Crochet Necklace by Gail Johnson

 

Gail Johnson’s whimsical jewelry will adorn you as wearable art. Each piece is made with a selection of colorful elements and objects. You’ll be the hit of the party wearing one of her necklaces. Her colors and choice of found objects plus unique materials enhances each piece she creates. Her selection is vast and wonderful.

 

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“Tree and Seashore Curves” by Dennis Tishowsky

Dennis Tishkowsky ‘s enhanced photographs bring you back to the good old days of vintage cars and trucks that were so wanted and admired by all. Each photograph is realistic and shows the aged patina of these wonderful antique vehicles. Step back in time and relive your teenage years and feel young again. Dennis also captures wonderful lighthouses and images through the lens of his camera.  

 

"Green Chevy" by Dennis Ti

“Green Chevy” by Dennis Tishkowsky

 

Dennis tells The Rickie Report, ” My art, whether it be photography, painting, or pastels, is one of simplicity. I choose to make an understatement of my subject, rather than an elaborate one. It seems that my subjects find me rather than the reverse. I’m particularly interested in things which show their age and beauty i.e. old buildings, vehicles, etc.”

 

"Musicians" by Philip Rodano

“Musicians” by Philip Rodano

Philip Rodano expresses his work in a variety of mediums. Feline lovers will want to meet Philip and share some cat humor with his selection of books, prints and notecards. He also creates one-of-a-kind portraits using mixed media. His art delights everyone who sees it.  

 

"Two Women" by Philip Rodano

“Two Women” by Philip Rodano

 

Phil Rodano currently resides in Lake Worth with his wife Fern and their cat Pepper.  Prior to moving to Lake Worth, Phil’s cat cartoon book (Meow) along with a series of note cards called (Cat’s in Silhouette) was published by Top Cat Publishing Co.

 

Mixed Media by Barbara Winkel

Mixed Media by Barbara Winkel

 

 

Barbara Winkel uses an assortment of fused glass, frit and mixed media to make realistic and imaginary depictions that will enhance your home’s décor. Her one of a kind glass pieces are beautiful and her selection of colors and imagery will astound you.

 

 

"Blue Front Jazz" by Deb Yager

“Blue Front Jazz” by Deb Yager

Deb Yager is a multi talented sketch artist and musician. She will present a live demonstration as she draws her husband Bo Reynolds during his musical performance that evening.   Bo and Deb are well known in the local music circuit. Their latest CD will also be available for purchase .

 

"Ladies At The Beach" by Deb Yager

“Ladies At The Beach” by Deb Yager

 

 

Please join us and bring your friends. Refreshments will be served and the event is free!

For more information please call 561-582-3300

or

561-762-8162.

Artisans On The Ave is located at 630 Lake Ave Lake Worth in quaint downtown among the many shops and restaurants. We are open 7 days a week.

 

ArtisansOnTheAve.com

 

 

 

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

Rickie Leiter, Publisher

The Rickie Report

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Palm Beach Gardens, FL 33420

Rickie@therickiereport.com

561-537-0291

 

 

Bohemïa AG Presents The Opening Reception for a Solo Exhibition “From Ink To Lens: Identities By Scott White”

Bohemïa AG announces a SOLO Exhibit “From Ink to Lens: Identities by Scott White”. Tattoo artist and photographer Scott White has created a revealing series of photographs of personal portraits. The subjects, although anonymous, are identifiable through their tattoos.  The Opening Reception will also benefit  “Hounds and Heroes” program by Awesome Greyhound Adoptions and Palm Beach Harvest.  The Rickie Report shares the details and some sneak peeks. Your generous $10 donation (suggested) will help support these great charities.  There will also be a raffle supporting both charities with amazing prizes!   Mark your calendars now!

 

 

 

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Bohemïa AG

PRESENTS

A SOLO EXHIBTION

“Tattoo Artist Explores Identity In Photography Exhibit”

From Ink to Lens: Identities by Scott White

 

 

Opening Reception: 6pm~10pm

Saturday, April 18th, 2015

 

 

$10 suggested donation at the door

 

536 Northwood Road   W. Palm Beach, Fl. 33407

 

 

 

 

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The public is invited to the Opening Reception at Bohemïa AG on Saturday, April 18th from 6 – 10 pm.  The SOLO Exhibit features artwork by  Award winning tattoo artist and photographer, Scott White.  He has created a series of photographs which explore tattoos as an art form and expression of identity.  By allowing his portraits to remain anonymous, Scott’s photographs compel the viewer to focus on the intricacies of the artwork itself. This extension of one’s personality through the lens of body art is a testament to self expression!

 

 

 

The opening night reception will also be host to two charities:  Hounds and Heroes program by Awesome Greyhound Adoptions, which trains retired greyhounds to be service dogs for veterans.  And Palm Beach Harvest, a non-profit agency which collects food from grocery stores, hotels, restaurants, and farms and oversees its distribution to various local places of need including homeless shelters, senior centers, churches, and soup kitchens.

 

To find out more about these charities, visit:

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http://www.awesomegreyhoundadoptions.org

 

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http://www.palmbeachharvest.org

 

 

Your generous $10 donation (suggested) will help support these great charities.  There will also be a raffle supporting both charities with prizes from:  The David K Space,  Altered State Tattoo, Howley’s,  Åpothecary Gelato & Sorbetto Providers, and many more!  Refreshments will be provided by:  Ookapow Brewing Co., Tequesta Brewing Co., Table 427, Artjazz Tapas, Tito’s Handmade Vodka and O-BO Wine Bar.  Sounds by Airitech, Lighting by SNAFU Lighting and Pure Honey Magazine.

 

 

 

For further information about Scott White and his artistry, please visit:

http://www.visualvortex.com/events

or

https://www.facebook.com/events/709721592474094/

 

 

 

For more information or to

purchase artwork or schedule a private viewing contact the Gallery at

561-302-5568

 And Visit:

 

BohemiaAG.com

facebook.com/BohemiaAG

facebook.com/ApothecaryGelato 

 

Bohemïa AG | Åpothecary

*hours of operation:

Tue, Wed, Thu.. 1 pm-9pm
Friday.. 1 pm-11pm
Saturday.. 11 am-11pm
Sunday.. (special events to be announced)
Monday.. closed

 

 

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 Art Center Announces New Classes and Workshops

The Armory Art Center’s new catalog will entice you with the varied opportunities to be inspired and learn a new artistic technique or skill. There is something here for all ages! The supportive staff is eager to help you create, from ceramics to sculpture, from jewelry to painting, from drawing to printmaking or collage. The Rickie Report highlights some particularly interesting classes and workshops. The new semester begins April 27th.  We also supply a link to the entire catalog.  Happy creating!

 

 

 

 

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Armory Art Center

1700 Parker Avenue West Palm Beach, FL 33401

561.832.1776

www.armoryart.org

 

 

Class Session 5:   April 27 – June 20, 2015

 

Gallery Hours:

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

 

 

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Close-up of Basket Fibers by Mary Catello

 

 

 

Link to the Class Catalog
http://www.armoryart.org/catalog

 

 Here are a few highlights from the Catalog that we want to share with you!

 

 

SPECIAL COURSES,

ART GROUPS,

PARTIES !

PAINT YOUR OWN CERAMICS

 

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“We will discover the nature of our particular genius when we stop trying to conform to our own or other peoples’ models, learn to be ourselves, and allow our natural channel to open.” -Shakti Gawain

 

 

EVENING CRITIQUE SEMINAR

Wednesday, April 15th  6:00 – 8:00 pm

With Cheryl Brutvan,

Director of Curatorial Affairs / Curator of Contemporary Art, Norton Museum of Art

Inspiration isn’t easy and often artists need a push to progress. Insight from critics spark ideas that help the artists take the next leap forward with their work. We are pleased and honored to host Wednesday evening critiques given by professional and superb curators for serious artists in any medium. 8 students maximum may participate per session. Audit students are welcome. Please see registrar for more information.

Registered students: $40 per session Audit students: $10 per session

 

 

ARTISTIC VESSELS &

TRADITIONAL BASKETS

Mary Catello takes you on an adventure into basketry. Functional baskets are still being made today with the same methods that date back in time. We will explore both traditional functional design and artistic interpretations. Paper, reed, found, and harvested materials will be used. Other mediums such as paint and encaustics may be added to finish or embellish. Gourds may be incorporated as a part of the structure. Technique and creativity are encouraged so each student can experiment and design their own vessels. The workshop will strive to complete one basket from a pattern(s) and one free design. Instructor will provide a kit of supplies at the following prices: no basketry experience $40; some basketry experience $65. Supplies are provided by the instructor and fees apply per class.

Mondays, 9:30 am – 12:30 pm
Session 5: April 27th – June 15th (no class on May 25th) Tuition: $280

 

 

 

 

POP UP WORKSHOP:

FIBER DYE WORKSHOP 

 

 

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“Artists who seek perfection in everything are those who cannot attain it in anything.” -Eugéne Delacroix

 

SUMMER ART CAMP

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Pop Up Workshops – 1st Saturdays

Turn your drawings and paintings into fun. Create fantastic characters and places and learn new techniques of composition and mixing colors. Explore the world of imagination in this drawing and painting workshop. The emphasis is on creativity, technique, and free expression with Sandra Gover.

Saturdays, 12:30 – 2:00 pm  Session 5: May 2nd – June 20th
Tuition: $120 | Lab fee: $24
Session 6: June 27th – August 15th (no class on July 4th) Tuition: $105 | Lab fee: $21

 

Trust the still small voice that says “This might work and I’ll try it.” -Diane Mariechild

 

Preschool Readiness through Art

On the first Saturday of every month the Armory offers a special workshop just for kids with Beth Sloat! Children have fun learning various techniques in a variety of media and leave with a finished product at the end of each workshop. All materials are included in the cost of tuition.

This program is designed for 2 1⁄2 to 4 year olds and their parent/caregiver. Help your child prepare for preschool and kindergarten by seeing what they know and how they learn. Take part in fun activities with your children with the guidance of an artist/teacher. After each class, children will have artwork that can be displayed at home. Class size is limited to six children. The program promotes and enhances:

• Developmental skills & overcoming benchmarks • Development of motor & social skills
• Development of vocabulary
• Parent & child connections

• Creative expression, self-esteem, & stimulating imagination

COLLEGE PREP -

PORTFOLIO DEVELOPMENT

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Link to the Class Catalog
http://www.armoryart.org/catalog

 

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 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:

Rickie Leiter, Publisher

The Rickie Report

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Palm Beach Gardens, FL 33420

Rickie@therickiereport.com

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Armory Art Center’s “All Student Showcase” and “Faculty Show” Feature All Media

The Armory Art Center campus is an architectural and educational treasure.  It is located in the heart of West Palm Beach’s historic neighborhoods with Howard Park, the Palm Beach County Convention Center, CityPlace and the Kravis Center for the Performing Arts nearby.  Within the campus buildings, creativity and artistry are nurtured, appreciated and are a cause for celebration!  This Rickie Report highlights two Exhibits that exemplify what The Armory Art Center is all about: The All Students Showcase and the Armory Faculty Show.  We share the details and a few photos here.  Enjoy the Opening Public Receptions taking place on Friday, April 17th in separate galleries. It is a chance to see emerging artists and professionals sharing their creative souls.

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You Are Invited

ALL STUDENT SHOWCASE

(Montgomery Hall)

and

ARMORY FACULTY SHOW

(Greenfield and East Galleries)

Opening Receptions

Friday, April 17th

6 – 8pm

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

 

1700 Parker Avenue    W.Palm Beach, FL 33401

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

 

 

 

The public is invited to the two Opening Receptions.  The ALL STUDENT SHOWCASE, is an Exhibition of work by Armory Art Center students in all media.  This Exhibition takes place in Montgomery Hall.  The ARMORY FACULTY SHOW, coincides, showing work by Armory Art Center Faculty members in all media.  This Exhibition takes place in the Greenfield and East Galleries.  Both Exhibitions are organized by the Armory Art Center. Armory exhibitions are free and open to the public. The Opening Receptions take place on Friday, April 17, 2015 from 6-8pm.

 

 

Oil Marker on Wood by Faculty Member, Sam Perry

“My Blue Wall” Oil and Marker on Wood  by Faculty Member, Sam Perry

 

 

 The campus is composed of three facilities including the historic Palm Beach County National Guard Armory Building, the Muriel S. Kaplan Building and the Young Artists Studio Facility. The original Armory building is an Art Deco gem, built by William Manly King in 1939 and placed on the National Register of Historic Places in 1992. Greeted by the Morris & Rose Kraft Sculpture Gardens and The Junior League of the Palm Beaches Festival Arts Plaza, one steps through the Seymore and Gladys Ziv Courtyard, enters the Robert & Mary Montgomery Historic Building and steps in the East Gallery which hosts regional and national juried and international exhibitions.

 

Carved Stone by Faculty Member, Gerson Rapoport

“Out of the Ashes” Carved Stone by Faculty Member, Gerson Rapoport

 

Studios for printmaking, digital imaging, jewelry making, metal smithing, glass fusing and photography surround the 4,000 square foot multipurpose hall which hosts lectures, exhibits and special events. Rental of this facility can be arranged. The Historic Robert & Mary Montgomery Armory Building opens onto the Rose Kraft Plaza surrounded by exotic and rare palms.

 

 

Artistry by Lynne Solomon

“Past Presence” Mixed Media by Lynne Solomon, Student

 

 

The Muriel S. Kaplan Building is located just off the courtyard and adjacent to the 2,000 square foot Ansin Kiln Complex. These buildings house ceramics, figure sculpture, bronze casting and 3D design studios.  The newest addition to the campus is the 11,000 square foot Young Artists Studio Facility. Beautiful, spacious studios with the truest of natural northern exposure lighting host the painting, drawing and youth programs.

 

 

Sculpture by Hillary Putnam

“Woven” Ceramic by Hillary Putnam, Student

 

 

 

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 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.

 

 

 

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Multiple Calls To Artists From May Through December, 2015 At Clay Glass Metal Stone Gallery

Kudos to Joyce Brown of Clay Glass Metal Stone Gallery and Flamingo Clay Studio for giving artists enough time to create new works of art to enter into exhibitions!  The Rickie Report shares SEVEN Calls To Artists here, beginning in May and ending in December, 2015.  There is a discount for multiple entries and varying themes!  Get your calendars out to mark the deadlines and start creating!! Attention Art Teachers: Your students may enter with no fee!

 

 

 

CLAY GLASS METAL STONE Gallery

15 South J Street

Lake Worth, Florida 33460

“Calls to Artists”

May – December, 2015

 

 

Clay Glass Metal Stone Gallery will be holding a series of Exhibitions throughout the year. Individual “Calls” for each of these will also be sent out, as they approach. This year we thought it would be a good idea to give you an over-view of all topics, as well as dates, so you can prepare, in advance, for the ones in which you want to participate. As you look over our shows, and titles, remember: The works are YOUR interpretation of the topic. All but the “Elder Craftsman” show are open to all media; 2-D and 3-D.

 

Our application fee is $35. If you decide to participate in three or more shows, you application fee is $25 per show.

 

May 22-June 3: The Elder Craftsmen Exhibit:

Flamingo Clay Studio, our non-profit artist cooperative, received a generous grant from the Community Foundation, to fund 10 one-year scholarships for low income senior citizen artists in our new Clay/Fused Glass/Small Metals Studio. On May 22, these artists will create an exhibition of the works they have made during the first months of their time in the studio. If you are a senior citizen (55 and older) and a 3-D artist, you are invited to join with them in showing your works. We will be inviting the Community Foundation, their donors and their Board members to this event. It is a public event, as well. We expect that sales will be profitable for all artists concerned.

 

 

June 19-July 2: “Shoe Fetish/ Foot Fetish”

We wanted to add some levity to the hot summer by introducing the foot theme into our mix. We hope to get some of these works into the gallery a week early so we can get TV coverage on this. I would like to bring the shoe loving crowds into the gallery to purchase your works.

 

 

July 24-August 6: “The Male Form”

 

This was a special request exhibition from artists who feel slighted by the creations and shows that mostly feature the female form. They want equal time We welcome your interpretations.

 

September 18-September 30: “The Naked Truth”

 

Another special request is that we repeat this show again. Although it may seem similar to “The Male Form,” we see this as a wide open topic that can be interpreted as broadly as you wish.

 

WE ARE REPEATING OUR THREE SUCCESSFUL

EVENTS OF LAST YEAR

 

October 2- October 21: 2nd Annual Cat-O-Strophic Event:

This wildly popular event is all about cats; cats of every shape, color and kind. We will again reach out to all of the animal rescue venues, pet shops and veterinarians as we publicize this event.

 

 

October 23-November 4: 2nd Annual “Day(s) of the Dead”

 

This event brought purchasing patrons into the gallery long after the exhibit was taken down. The works of gallery artists, left over from this event, continue to sell. We have a whole new mailing list of “D of D” patrons who are looking forward to your works.

 

 

December 4-December 11: 2nd Annual “It’s A Dog’s Life”

Last year we had to give equal time to dogs, after our successful Cat-o-Strophic event. This show starts just as “season” is gearing up. Again, we will be contacting all pet shelters, pet shops and veterinarians, to publicize this show.

 

And for the rest of the season…

We will turn the front of the gallery back to the member artists. If you are a 3-D artist , please consider joining the gallery (and/or) our new studio. Members do not pay fees to be a part of our special exhibitions. It is part of the membership. Write for an application and we will forward it to you.
Art Teachers: If any of your students want to participate in any of our exhibits, they may do so without any fee. We welcome your participation, as an artist, as well.

 

 

Application Form for Multiple Exhibitions
CLAY GLASS METAL STONE Gallery
15 South J Street
Lake Worth, Florida 33460
APPLICATION for“Pick Your Event(s)”

(For Early Entries- Duplicate this Form for each entry)

Phone 561 588-8344

cgmsgallery@flamingoclaystudio.org

or mail:

CGMS Gallery 15 South J Street Lake Worth 33460

Please PRINT legibly!

Name____________________________________________________
Address____________________________________________________________________________
City________________________________State_____Zip_________ Phone_____________________
E-mail address ________________________________

Web address__________________________

 

ARTISTS, PLEASE BE CERTAIN THAT YOUR SUBMITTED IMAGES CORRESPOND TO THE NUMBER BELOW

1. Title_____________________________________________________________________________
Dimensions____________________________________________

Price__________________________
Description__________________________________________________________________________
2. Title_____________________________________________________________________________
Dimensions____________________________________________

Price____________________
Description__________________________________________________________________________

WAIVER of LIABILITY: Submission of my application constitutes my agreement to comply with all of the conditions and terms set forth in the prospectus.  I release and discharge Clay Glass Metal Stone Gallery and its owners and employee’s from all responsibility for damage or loss of any kind on all works submitted for the exhibition named above.
SIGNATURE___________________________________DATE________

 

Questions? Call or email Joyce
Joyce@FlamingoClayStudio.org
215-205-9441

 

 

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Rickie Leiter, Publisher

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Rickie@therickiereport.com

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Griffin Gallery Shares The Allure Of Blanc De Chine

Griffin Gallery shares the beauty of Blanc de Chine (lit. “white of China”), a white ware that was produced for centuries in the town of Dehua in the coastal province of Fujian. The sugary white clay of the Dehua area is made from a porcelain stone that is unusually low in iron impurities and fuses with the applied transparent glaze during the firing, producing works of a glossy, smooth quality that resembles ivory or white jade. The Rickie Report shares the details of the exhibit and strongly urges families to visit this treasure trove of history to make it come alive!

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Griffin Gallery Presents:

THE BEAUTY OF BLANC DE CHINE

Featuring a Qing Dynasty Guan Yin Riding a Dragon
Dehua Ware, South China, Fujian Province,
Ca. 1775 – 1825

Public Reception:

Thursday, April 9, 2015

5:00 – 7:00 P.M.

The exhibition continues through May 13, 2015. Gallery hours are Tuesday through Saturday 10:30 A.M. until 5 P.M., Monday by appointment only and closed Sunday.

Griffin Gallery Ancient Art

Gallery Center, 608 Banyan Trail Boca Raton, FL 33431

 

 

Qing Quan Yin Blanc De Chine

Qing Quan Yin Blanc De Chine

Blanc de Chine (lit. “white of China”) refers to a white ware that was produced for centuries in the town of Dehua in the coastal province of Fujian. The sugary white clay of the Dehua area is made from a porcelain stone that is unusually low in iron impurities and fuses with the applied transparent glaze during the firing, producing works of a glossy, smooth quality that resembles ivory or white jade. Extremely resistant to the distortion that can be caused by high-temperature firing, the clay is ideally suited for the production of thickly potted, press-molded and/or sculpted vessels and figurines for the scholar’s table or family altar. Many such functional and decorative works are finely detailed or embellished with applied relief decoration, such as blossoms or dragons.

 

 

Porcelain production began in Dehua as early as the Song dynasty (960-1279) and flourished from the sixteenth to the eighteenth century. At first widely exported to Southeast Asia and Japan, blanc de Chine soon also found a market among European royalty and aristocrats when it was imported by various European trading companies. Western interest in blanc de Chine gradually waned as Europeans discovered the secrets of porcelain manufacture. Dehua kilns have continued to produce white ware figures into the modern age; these late versions are usually slip-cast.

 

 

Griffin Gallery:

Griffin Gallery specializes in museum quality Ancient Art. Our holdings include over five hundred authentic artifacts that reflect a spectrum of the cultures of Antiquity in addition to Contemporary Fine Works of Art. Among our treasures are pieces from Greece, Rome, Egypt, the Far East, the Near East, the Holy Land, Pre-Columbian cultures, and pre historic Native America.

 

 

For More information:

561.994.0811    fax: 561.994.1855

www.griffingallery.net    griffingallery18@yahoo.com

Sponsored by: Beiner,Inkeles & Horvitz, P.A. 2000 Glades Road, Ste. 110, Boca Raton, FL, 33431, (561) 750-1800

 

Works Cited:

http://www.worcesterart.org/exhibitions/the-allure-blanc-de-chine

 

 

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Wellington Art Society Presents Scholarship Awards At Next Meeting

The Wellington Art Society will meet on April 8, 2015 at Bootz Culture Camp in Wellington for a Meet and Greet, followed by the presentation of the Scholarship Awards to local high school seniors who will go on to study art in college. All parents and teachers are invited to attend the presentation. It is always a wonderful occasion for both the Wellington Art Society and the students. It is one of the ways WAS contributes to the local community. In addition, there will be an election of officers.  The Rickie Report shares the details and wishes the Scholarship recipients well!  PLEASE NOTE NEW VENUE ADDRESS for this meeting!

 

 

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WELLINGTON ART SOCIETY

INVITES THE PUBLIC

SCHOLARSHIP AWARD CEREMONY

WEDNESDAY, APRIL 8th

6:30 pm

Bootz Culture Camp

420 State Road 7    Suite 120    Wellington, FL

The Wellington Art Society will meet on April 8, 2015 at Bootz Culture Camp, 420 State Road 7, Suite 120. Meet and greet will begin at 6:30, followed by the presentation of the Scholarship Awards to local high school seniors who will go on to study art in college. All parents and teachers are invited to attend the presentation. It is always a wonderful occasion for both the Wellington Art Society and the students. It is one of the ways we contribute to the local community.
A brief meeting and the election of new officers and directors for the Board of Directors for the year 2015-2016 will follow the awards. All Art Society members are invited to share their latest art work during the Member Spotlight. The meeting will conclude with our outstanding monthly raffle.

 

The Wellington Art Society is a non-profit charitable organization In its 35th year. It is open to artists of all mediums and patrons of the arts, allowing both local and regional artists to display their art work in local galleries, interact with other artists and serve the community through their art and creativity.

For further information contact: Donna Donelan,

President/Publicity 561-801-2144

dwdonelan325@comcast.net

or visit

www.WellingtonArtSociety.org

or

wellingtonartsociety.blogspot.com

 

 

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Rickie Leiter, Publisher

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Palm Beach Gardens, FL 33420

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