FREE Crafts, Movies and So Much More at Mandel Public Library of West Palm Beach

There is general concern that today’s children are not being exposed to enough of the “arts”.  If you are looking for something to do that is family-friendly and FREE, The Mandel Public Library of West Palm Beach will offer two terrific activities this coming Saturday ( taken from among the superabundance  of offerings). The first is a movie and craft event and the second encourages reading.  The Rickie Report suggests you read this article more information.

 

 

 

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       Mandel Public Library of West Palm Beach

        Saturday, April 26th

 

        411 Clematis Street

        West Palm Beach, FL

          561-868-7701

              www.mycitylibrary.org

FREE EVENTS:

 

Family Movie and Kids Craft 

 

9:30 AM – 4:00 PM


Featuring:   “Despicable Me”  and “Despicable Me2″

 

 

 

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3rd Floor – Children’s Small Program Space

 

Join us in KidSpace for a fun family movie with a self-led, kid-friendly craft. For all ages! Call 561-868-7703 for a movie schedule and more information.  No registration needed.

 

 

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 Dog Tales

 

 

10:30 am – Noon

Meet our specially trained therapy dogs that will “listen” to your child read!  This is an awesome way to get your reluctant reader to feel more confident!

Sign-up at the desk in KidSpace, 3rd Floor

For more information about these events please call KidSpace at 561-868-7703

 

 

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 For more information:

Foundation for the Mandel Public Library of West Palm Beach

411 Clematis Street  - 3rd Floor

561-822-9972

www.wpblibraryfound.org

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Rickie Leiter, Publisher

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Palm Beach Gardens, FL 33420

Rickie@therickiereport.com

561-537-0291

 

Summer Art Teachers Needed

 The City of Boynton Beach is hiring for the summer!  The The Art Center is in need of 5 art teachers for their eight-week summer program.  A perfect job opportunity for college students!  The Rickie Report shares the details here.

 

 

 

 

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The City of Boynton Beach’s Recreation and Parks Department needs qualified applicants who have experience not only in art but who have at least 6 months (cumulative time) experience working with children and either have or be able to obtain their CPR/First Aid certificates before hire.

 

High school diploma or GED
six (6) months previous experience or training in interacting with children in a summer or other day camp or child care setting.
Must possess valid CPR/First Aid Certification prior to date of hire and must maintain the certification thereafter.

They must be able to work 8 weeks (no vacation time)

be able to plan and execute art projects for school age children.

 

PREFERRED QUALIFICATIONS
  • Possession of Florida State Department of Health Forty (40) hour Childcare Certification.
  • Valid driver’s license.

 

 

 Go directly to the Boynton Beach Website and look at Human Resources to apply

 

For more information please contact:

 Brenton Rolle, Recreation Supervisor  Recreation & Parks, Sims Center  

City of Boynton Beach

225 N.W. 12th Ave.  |  Boynton Beach, Florida 33435
o: 561-742-6237  |  f: 561-369-2418
RolleB@bbfl.us  |  www.boynton-beach.org

 

 

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561-537-0291

 

3rd Annual KeroWACKED®: Homage to Jack is BACK!

KeroWACKED® Is BACK!  Palm Beach County’s Love Fest Features… Live Music + Dance + Poetry + Fine Art +  Drum Circle + Flow + Readings on Sunday, April 20th, 2014.   Boynton Beach Art District is presenting the 3rd Annual KeroWACKED® Multimedia Music and Arts Fest. This outdoor festival incorporates all mediums of art, from local artists to local musicians, dance performances, interactive workshops, live painting, and more. The Rickie Report is pleased to share the details of the 3rd Annual KeroWACKED®: Homage to Jack!  

 

 

 

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 3rd Annual KeroWACKED :

Homage to Jack 

 

 

Sunday, April 20th, 2014 | 2-11 pm

Multimedia Love Fest

Art + Music + Dance + Poetry + Flow + Readings + Drum Circle

 

Boynton Beach Art District

 

422 West Industrial Ave.     Boynton Beach, Florida 33426

 

 

 

 

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This Group Exhibition is inspired by the post-World War II writers who came to prominence in the 1950s, as well as the cultural phenomena that they both documented and inspired. Central elements of “Beat” culture included rejection of received standards, innovations in style, experimentation with drugs, alternative sexualities, an interest in Eastern religion, a rejection of materialism, and explicit portrayals of the human condition.

 

 

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Bands and Musicians: Future Prezidents,Sunny Devilles, She’s Neurotic , JC Dweyer of The Mobile Homies, Craig Mcinnis of Speaking Volumes, Mylo Ranger, Swampgrass Kin, Spencer Allan Patrick, Dan York, Rod Dusinberre, Patrick Salsich, Flint Blade, Bill Hartmann, and Chris Michaud.

 

 

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Readings by The Love Circle, Stacy Conde, and Cheryl Maeder!

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Dance and Flow: Vanya E’dan Dance Company, The Pilosifires, and Flow Source.

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DRUM CIRCLE  8-11 pm

 

 

 

The Beat Generation Exhibition!

 

Featuring Guillermo Manrique, Dana Donaty, Rolando Chang Barrero, Craig McInnis, Jason Flurant, Joseph Reily, and many more!

 

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Vegan, Vegetarian, and non-Vegetarian selections will be provided by Secret Garden Cafe.

 

 

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The Boynton Beach Art District is located at 422 W. Industrial Ave. in Boynton Beach. The fest will take place Sunday from noon to 10 p.m. Donation: $10.    Call 786-521-1199 for more information or visit  https://www.facebook.com/ActivistArtistA.KeroWACKED.Festival  or email: ActivistArtistA@Gmail.com

 

 

KeroWACKED® is Produced by The Florida Arts Association, a not-for-profit entity, which is funded in part by BankUnited.

 

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

17th Annual Downtown Stuart Craft Festival Has Broad Appeal

Historic Downtown Stuart welcomes its 17th Annual Spring craft fair, April 12 – 13, 2014.  This festival features a wide variety of original handmade crafts as well as affordable, 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. The Rickie Report is pleased to share these details and feature artist Robert Ramaglia, a distinguished silversmith, whose work is timeless.

 

 

17th Annual Downtown Stuart Craft Fair

April 12 – 13, Saturday & Sunday

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 17th Annual Downtown Stuart Craft Fair will make the area into a full gallery of art, crafts, food and specialty garden supplies.  Osceola Street will be closed to vehicular traffic from St. Lucie to Haney Circle and down to Denver to provide festival patrons with an ideal experience. Partial proceeds from the festival benefit the Stuart Main Street Program.  Admission is free and open to the public.  

 

 

 

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 $3,000
  • Crafters hand-selected from hundreds of applicants
  • All crafters on site for duration of festival
  • Green Market featuring exotic plants, gourmet dips and spices, and much more
  • 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.
  • A portion of the proceeds benefits the Stuart Main Street Program

 

 

 

 

Pendant by Robert Ramaglia

Pendant by Robert Ramaglia

Robert Ramaglia

 

Robert Ramaglia has been a silversmith for over 25 years. Silversmithing, combined with originality, technical expertise, quality workmanship and service, has been a benchmark for many years. The result is extreme the best prices and a large, loyal customer base.
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Rainbow Casilica Pendant by Robert Ramaglia

Besides custom jewelry, Robert Ramaglia does antique restoration and repairs on: Silver, Copper, Gold, Pewter, Brass, and lamp rewiring. He is a retired consultant on eating disorders for many years in Philadelphia, PA. who currently lives in Port St. Lucie, Fl with his wife, Eileen.
Black Onyx pendant by Robert Ramaglia

Black Onyx pendant by Robert Ramaglia

Silver smithing was a hobby that just got out of control! Robert’s jewelry was so in demand he started to do it for a living. All of his jewelry pieces are original designs made with the finest sterling silver and semiprecious stones from around the world.
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Chinese Happiness by Robert Ramaglia

This style of silver smithing is the “olde” technique used since Paul Revere.  Robert has used his skills to fashion these artistic pieces into modern jewelry that are timeless and eternally fashionable. The result is a unique, signed piece of wearable art! – jewelry.
Kingman Turquoise pendant by Robert Ramaglia

Kingman Turquoise pendant by Robert Ramaglia

For more information please contact Robert Ramaglia at  Cell: (954) 562-6302 or Studio Phone Number: (772) 621-7825  or Email: advance100@bellsouth.net.   You can visit his website http://yeoldesilversmith.etsy.com

 

 

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 17th 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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561-537-0291

Three April Events with Artists of Palm Beach County

From a FREE demonstration of making memory quilts from up-cycled materials, a Poetry Class, a sharing meeting where a Nationally recognized glass teacher will speak plus a Chili Cook-Off, The Artists of Palm Beach County are offering a LOT of opportunities to get in touch with your creative side. And then there is the big, Spring Exhibit!  The Rickie Report shares all the details, so get your calendars ready!

 

 

 

 

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Art on Park Gallery

800 Park Ave., Lake Park FL 33403

 

561-345-2842

 

Heirloom Quilt Workshop

Heirloom Quilt Workshop

 

April’s Free Demonstration:

Memory Quilts from Upcycled Materials

Saturday, April 5th at 2 pm

 

 

Roey Mendel, Fabric Artist and member of Artists of Palm Beach County, will display and present a discussion of memory quilts made from soft keepsakes. She will share her secrets of assembling and sewing t-shirts, ties, clothing and photos into future family heirlooms.

 

Heirloom Quilt Workshop

Heirloom Quilt Workshop

 

 

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Come join us at the Lake Park Chili Cook-Off, Saturday, April 5, 2014 at Kelsey Park, 601 Federal Highway in Lake Park, FL from 11 AM to 6 PM.

This event is a fundraiser for the Lake Park Kiwanis Club. It is an organized International Chili Society Competition with music and fun for the whole family, and admission is free. (You can go before or after attending the Free Demonstration at 2 pm at the Gallery!)

 

 

 

 

Poetry Class Starts April 5th

There’s still time to get your half-price coupon at Groupon:

http://www.groupon.com/deals/artists-of-palm-beach-county-1

Would you like to have a $100 Groupon to purchase Art at our Gallery?

http://www.groupon.com/deals/artists-of-palm-beach-county

 

 

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Spring 2014 EXHIBIT

An exhibition of 2D and 3D works by the

 Members of Artists Palm Beach County

Opening Reception:


Thursday, April 10, 2014   6 ─ 8 pm

Join us for Cheese, Wine and Art

 Exhibit Is Open April1st and continues through June 27th

  Art on Park Gallery – 800 Park Avenue – Lake Park, FL

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Maxine Schreiber

 

The Artists of Palm Beach County (APBC), a coalition of professional artists, all residents of Palm Beach County, is happy to announce the Spring Exhibit 2014, which will be on display April 1  – June 27, 2014 in the Art on Park Gallery, 800 Park Avenue, in Lake Park.  An Opening Reception will be held on Thursday evening, April 10th from 6:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m.  Everyone is invited to view and purchase the art as well as enjoy drinks and refreshments at this free event. Purchases at the opening are discounted 10 percent.

 

 

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This juried exhibit, presents the work of accomplished APBC artists in a variety of mediums including oils, pastels, photography, watercolors and mixed media. Among the works are impressive Chinese watercolors by Neil Kilburn, who will be teaching a watercolor class in the gallery in May.  (The date will soon be announced).

 

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Debbie Lee Mostel

 

 

 

The featured artist of the exhibit is Maxine Schreiber.  The gallery is happy to have her lush Florida scenes hanging in the front window. Other artists in the exhibit are Norman Berman, Elsebeth Lauge Grue, Tyler Hazelwood, Patricia Levey, Debbie Lee Mostel, Pamela Acheson Myers, Bobbi Pugliese, Jim Rigg, Alvaro Rojas, Marilyn Samwick and Ebba Tinwin.

 

 

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Pamela Acheson Myers

 

In addition to the current exhibit, the gallery is now the studio home for twelve talented resident artists: Sheree Blum, BJ Collister, Naomi Cordero, Lynda Donigan, Joseph Friedman, Jeff Lucas, Frances Lynn, Henry Mistretta, John Vincent Palozzi, Brian Rosen, Dorothy Sandlin and Dick Yosinoff. Their powerful artwork covers the walls around the perimeter of the gallery and will be on display at the opening reception.  All work is available for purchase. Cash, checks, and credit cards are accepted. Regular gallery hours are Monday through Saturday from 12:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m.  For directions or other gallery information, call 561-345-2842 or visit  www.artistsofpalmbeachcounty.com

 

 

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Norman Berman

 

 You’re Invited: April General Meeting

 
On Monday April 14, 2014 at 7:00 p.m. Artists of Palm Beach County (APBC) member Betty Wilson will host the General Meeting of APBC at the Artisans on the Ave Gallery located at 630 Lake Avenue in historic downtown Lake Worth. Artisans – a division of the Craft Gallery – opened in January.
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Betty Wilson

In 1981, Betty Wilson started The Craft Gallery on Dixie Highway in West Palm Beach.  Since then the glass fusion artist and art community organizer has been creating gallery and studio spaces that are havens for local artists.  Linda Manganaro, an accomplished mixed media artist, has joined Betty in opening this new gallery in Lake Worth.  They have filled the space with beautiful and interesting 2 and 3-dimensional artworks by established and emerging local artists.
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Betty Wilson (Photo by Durga Garcia)

Enjoy an evening viewing art and socializing with the members of the art community. Artists are encouraged to bring a work of art for sharing/critique as well as refreshments to share with the group. Admission is free for members of APBC, but the general public is invited to attend the event for a $5.00 admission fee.  Payment will be collected at the door and will be applied towards the APBC membership fee, if one wishes to join at the meeting.
For more information call 561- 582-3300.

 

WHY BECOME A MEMBER?

 

• Network with local artists

• Exhibit work in Art on Park Gallery 

• Participate in events that bring artists together

• Show work in other local venues

• Teach classes at Art on Park

• Opportunity to purchase a member artists’ page on website

• Benefit from APBC’s marketing and promotion  

 

  • We are a coalition of artists for artists of all disciplines. We welcome artists of all genres at our monthly sharing meetings which are held at various locations throughout Palm Beach County on the second Monday of each month.

 

  • APBC sponsors special events and exhibitions and co-produces events with other community organizations.  APBC was founded in 2006 and incorporated as a not-for-profit 501c3 entity.

 

Our membership dues are only $50 per year. Membership is valid for one year from the date you join. Your dues can only be paid on-line using a credit card (via Paypal).    To join, click here.     www.ArtistsofPalmBeachCounty.org

 

For more information about the Gallery and activities, please visit:

 

 

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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Palm Beach Gardens, FL 33420

Rickie@therickiereport.com

561-537-0291

Jeepers, Peepers! Don’t Miss This Exhibit! Entries still being Accepted!

Peeps, those gooey marshmallow chick and bunny treats, are a decades old tradition at Easter.  Within the last twenty years, PEEPS have become a yearly “pun” artistic movement, with displays and exhibits taking place all over the nation. Clay Glass Metal Stone Gallery in downtown Lake Worth, has been part of this tradition for five years.  This year the exhibit will take place from April 4th through April 20th. The opening in April 4th begins at 6PM.  Mulligan’s Restaurant will provide food samplings and FlowSource will provide exciting entertainment as they juggle with fire. Be sure to vote for your favorite entry, as prizes will be awarded.  The Rickie Report shares the details, a retrospective of last year and some sneak peek hints for what you’ll see!

 

 

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Presents:

 

Palm Beach County’s

5th Annual Peeps® Show 

Opening Reception

Friday, April 4th    6-9 PM

Music, Refreshments, Vote for your Favorite Peeps®!!!!

Exhibit runs through April 20th

15 South J Street in Downtown Lake Worth

 

 

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Pat and Bob Born with 2013 winner, “College of Peeps picking the Pope (Peep)” (Cardinals) by Sid Walesh

 

Last year, the Peeps®  Show was honored to have Bob Born as one of its judges. Born, is the inventor of Peeps® and a longtime winter resident of Palm Beach County.  Each year the gallery awards five prizes to non-gallery participants in the show. This year, top prize will be $100 and judged by a local Lake Worth celebrity.  The additional four prizes will be judged by the public.  Each visitor will be given one token to be placed in a cup by his/her favorite Peeps®  display.  The top four winners will receive prizes from the Peeps®  Company.

 

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Karen McGovern created “The Life of Peep” for the 2013 exhibit. An associate of Ang Lee, (Life of Pi,) saw the exhibit and had it shipped to Lee.  2013’s top prize went to the college of Peeps® (Cardinal’s), shown inside the Sistine Chapel, and created by artist Sid Walesh.

 

"A Wolf in Peeps Clothing"

“A Wolf in Peeps Clothing”

 

This year, watch for the “Peeps® Train” which will be circling part of the gallery.  The show is expected to include many Peeps® celebrity appearances, Peeps® fairy tale puns, Peeps® Rose being inducted into the Hall of Fame, Amelia Peeps® Island, Dr. Peepers, Chick Magnet,Peeps® jewelry, Peeps® tasty, gooey treats and much more!

 

"Sgt. Peepers Lonely Hearts Club Band"

“Sgt. Peepers Lonely Hearts Club Band”

 

Visitors to this exhibit come from as far as Ethiopia, London, Miami and California. For those who could not get enough or the 2013 exhibit, a blog was created:  cgmspeeps@blogspot.com. All of the exhibits from this year’s show will be added to the blog.

FlowSource

FlowSource

 

FlowSource, street performers who juggle, use hula hoops (with lights and fire), stilt walk, paint and recite poetry, will be entertaining under tents outside the gallery.  Mulligan’s restaurant, from the Lake Worth Beach Casino, will be under its own tent, outside the gallery, passing out samples of food to Peeps®  visitors.

Flow Source

Flow Source

 

The public is welcome to submit entries to this fun exhibit.  Contact  Joyce@flamingoclaystudio.org for an entry application.  No exhibit will be turned away.  The Gallery wants as many as possible to join in the fun.

 

ClayGlassMetalStone Cooperative Gallery is sponsored by the Flamingo Clay Studio, a non-profit arts organization whose mission is to provide affordable studio and gallery space for three-dimensional artists.  The gallery is located at 15 South J Street in downtown Lake Worth. Hours are Sunday thru Tuesday, 10AM-5PM. Wednesday thru Saturday, 10AM-10PM.   Gallery openings are the first and third Friday of each month from 6-9 PM with many special events in-between.  For information call Joyce Brown-215-205-9441 or  JCLay6@aol.com.  Gallery phone: 561-588-8344.

 

 

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

 

 

 

 

 

 

Call To Artists: Brewhouse Gallery Bringing New Concept to Lake Park

The Brewhouse Gallery is the brainchild of accomplished Palm Beach Gardens artist AJ Brockman and partner Bobby Hodson, who want to reinvent the art gallery model after experiencing firsthand what it’s like to make a living as an artist. Not only do artists get commission-free exhibit space for three months at a time; visitors experience an ever-changing atmosphere of creative expression!  The Rickie Report is pleased to share a Call to Artists as we encourage artists, jewelers and sculptors to read the details. Located at 720 Park Avenue in Lake Park, FL, a late Spring opening is anticipated.

 

 

 

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AJ Brockman and Bobby Hodson are reinventing the concept of what an art gallery can be, after experiencing firsthand what it’s like to make a living as an artist.  They encourage artists of all mediums, jewelers and sculptors to contact them for more information as Brewhouse Gallery anticipates a late Spring, 2014 opening.
They tell The Rickie Report,  “Serving coffee by day and craft beer/wine by night, the Brewhouse Gallery is part eclectic hipster lounge, part modern New York art gallery. It’s a creative space to share ideas, hold meetings, listen to music, browse the art that surrounds you, or just relax with your laptop, a brew, and pretend to work while you browse ridiculous Facebook statuses”.
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AJ goes on to explain more about their concept,   ” What is the number one drawback to a traditional artist co-op? Very little foot traffic which ultimately leads to very little sales. With this model there is a constant draw of foot traffic and nightly events to get people in the door and seeing your work on the walls. Not to mention, people are much more inclined to make impulse buys after loosening up with a glass of wine or a beer. By no means would this be a bar in the traditional sense but more of a public house, creative space, think tank, hang out. 
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•             Huge foot traffic draw with nightly events including open mic night, singer-songwriter acoustic jam sessions, painting classes, creative/inspirational speakers, classic car night, charity poker tournaments, etc.
•             One major event per month, essentially an artist opening, that is heavily promoted and features all of our resident artists and their work.
•             No need to volunteer your time, we handle everything. With a traditional co-op you are required to commit a certain amount of volunteer time to run the gallery. We would handle everything and simply call you if you have made a sale or someone is interested in negotiating.
•             All work will be prescreened and approved. This keeps the subject matter to a high standard and competition from fellow artists to a minimum to reinforce the quality of work that you are being represented with.
•             Want to update your space with a new piece? No problem. You are free to come in and swap out any of your work at any time… as well as inviting others to see your work at our location and scheduling special events of your own.
•             NO COMMISSION! (Minus a small processing fee)
 
The term of rental is for three months and we are already very close to having a waiting list… There are multiple sizes available at different price points to fit every artists needs.”
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The partners add, “Complete with Wi-Fi, and a friendly vibe, the Brewhouse Gallery is your place to relax, socialize, and get somethin’ brewin!”

 

For more information about The Brewhouse Gallery please contact :
info@BrewhouseGallery.com  or call  
561.771.1641 | Facebook | BrewhouseGallery.com

 Somethins’ Brewin at 720 Park Ave., Lake Park, FL 33403

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

Artisans on The Ave in Lake Worth offers Comedy Night, Featured Artist Susan Painter and Judaica Sale

Two wonderful events are happening at Artisans on the Ave in Lake Worth on April 3rd and 4th that you won’t want to miss!  On Thursday, April 3rd, three artists will be showing their Judaica collections: Marsha Bablier, Irene Jalowayski and Robert ben Kline.  Sculptor, Robert ben Kline (aka Cheese Louise) and eight of his friends will also share their comedic talents during a FREE two-hour routine!  On April 4th, you can meet Featured Artist, Susan Painter, who will be showing her colorful functional pottery pieces. There will be a separate Opening Reception that Friday evening.  The Rickie Report shares the details here!  
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Artisans on The Ave

Thursday, April 3rd   6 – 10 pm

Judaica Art and FREE Comedy Night

 

Friday April 4th   6-9 pm

Meet Featured Artist, Susan Painter

 

 

630 Lake Avenue

Lake Worth, FL

561-762-8162

 

 

Star of David Seder Plate by Irene Jalowayski

Star of David Seder Plate by Irene Jalowayski

On Thursday, April 3rd at 6pm, you will meet three artists who offer handmade one-of-a-kind Judaica pieces.  Marsha Bablier, Irene Jalowayski and Robert ben Kline will showcase mezuzahs, menorahs, seder plates and shabbat candlesticks.

 

Marsha Bablier

Marsha Bablier

 

Marsha Bablier is known for her varied fused glass pieces. She creates encaustic art pieces for wall decor as well as silver jewelry.  

 

 

Mezzuzah by Irene Jalowayski

Mezzuzah by Irene Jalowayski

 

 

 

Candlesticks by Irene Jalowayski

Candlesticks by Irene Jalowayski

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Menorah by Irene Jalowayski

Menorah by Irene Jalowayski

 

Irene Jalowayski’s fused glass pieces are one-of-a-kind.  Always trying new techniques, Irene has been creating heirloom quality Judaica pieces as well as other functional glass art.

 

 Sculptor Robert ben Kline looks for a different take on life.  For more than a decade he has produced iconic, ironic images in wood and ceramics.  His work includes dachshunds, dancers, errant drivers, classic novels, politicians, famous paintings, comedians, Judaica and scenes of daily life in colorful and glossy finishes.

 



"Knife in Hat" by Robert ben Kline

“Knife in Hat” by Robert ben Kline

 

 

 

 

 

"Rodney" by Robert ben Kline

“Rodney” by Robert ben Kline

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Enjoy a FREE comedy show from 8-10 pm with Robert ben Kline (aka Cheese Louise) and a cast of 8 comedians.  With original sets, they will tickle your funny bone and drown you in jocularity.  Stories in the news, pets, vacation anxiety and daily life situations are sure to entertain!

 

 

 

Candlesticks and Vase by Susan Painter

Candlesticks and Vase by Susan Painter

 

Nationally recognized ceramicist, Susan Painter will be the Featured Artist from April 3 through April 13th.  Susan is known for her colorful pottery with designs portraying a tropical beach lifestyle.  All hand painted and made by Susan, you will see fish, crabs, palm trees and beach houses within her functional and decorative pottery pieces.  Using a potter’s wheel or slip cast, each piece is lead-free and meant to be used to serve food and brighten your home.  Susan’s work is collected by clients all around the United States.  The public is invited to a special Open Reception on Friday, April 4th with free refreshments from 6-9 pm.  You can see her newest designs at susanpainterpottery.com

Plater by Susan Painter

Platter by Susan Painter

For more information about Artisans on the Ave. please contact  Betty Wilson 561.762.8162 or Linda Manganaro 561.308.7263    Artisans On The Ave is located at 630 Lake Avenue, Lake Worth,FL 33460.  The Gallery phone is: 561-312-9924 or visit: http://www.artisansontheave.com  or

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The Rickie Report

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561-537-0291

 

City Place Turns Into Outdoor Gallery

CityPlace in West Palm Beach will host a Signature Spring Art Festival March 29 & 30, 2014 for the fourth year.  Over 150 artists from around the United States will take part and the public is invited to attend at no charge.  There will also be a FREE art giveaway by Featured Artist, Diana Ahrens valued at $2,600!  Diana’s work is mixed media and is well known for her “wine art”.  Everyone is sure to enjoy the outdoor gallery setting in this city hub! The Rickie Report shares the details here:

 

4th Annual CityPlace Art Fair

 

             

March 29 – March 30, Saturday & Sunday

10:00 am – 5:00 pm          

                                                                                                                                   

CityPlace in West Palm Beach,FL    

Navigational address:  700 South Rosemary Avenue, West Palm Beach, FL 33401

 

 To Support the Arts and the Local Community

 

Free and open to the public

 

 

CityPlace welcomes back its signature spring art festival March 29 – 30, 2014. This two-day juried event features an eclectic display of artwork by the finest artists in the country, including top talent from throughout South Florida. The artistic media will include paintings, life size sculptures, photography, ceramics, glass, wood, collage, mixed media, and handmade jewelry with prices set to suit all budgets. Admission is free and open to the public. 

 

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Diana Ahrens and “Dancing Glasses”

 

 

A free art giveaway will feature the work of mixed media artist Diana Ahrens.  The prize, a 48” x 24” piece titled “Champion I” and valued at $2,600, will be on display at her booth where registration will also take place. No purchase will be necessary to participate and the winner will be announced during the final hour of the festival. To learn more about Diana Ahrens and her work go to www.dianaahrens.com.

 

 

 

"New Beginnings" by Diana Ahrens

“New Beginnings” by Diana Ahrens

 

 

 

The streets within this popular retail and dining destination will be closed to vehicular traffic to better accommodate festival patrons as they stroll through the vast array of art.  All of the artists will be present for the duration of the show and encourage art enthusiasts to ask questions about their work.  

 

 

 

"Jubilee" by Diana Ahrens

“Jubilee” by Diana Ahrens

 

 

ABOUT THE FESTIVAL: 

 

  • Juried outdoor art showcase 
  • Original Art Handmade in America
  • 150 artists from 30 different states
  • Prices set to suit all budgets – ranging from as little as $25 to $30,000 
  • Artists hand-selected by independent panel of expert judges from hundreds of applicants 
  • All artists on site for duration of festival
  • Vast array of artistic media including paintings, sculptures, photography, ceramics, glass, wood, handmade jewelry, collage, mixed media
  • Live Music 
  • Free Art Giveaway

 

"Personal best" by Diana Ahrens

“Personal Best” by Diana Ahrens

 

About Howard Alan Events, Ltd.:

 

Howard Alan Events, a Florida-based company, develops and presents art and craft shows throughout the country. For the past 25 years, Howard Alan Events has produced some of the nation’s finest juried art shows, including more than 40 venues each year such as the Downtown Aspen Art Festival (Aspen, CO), Beaver Creek Art Festival (Beaver Creek, CO), Chicago Tribune North Michigan Avenue Art Festival (Chicago, IL), and the Las Olas Art Fairs, (Fort Lauderdale, FL). Several shows are ranked in the top 100 art fairs in the country by Sunshine Artist magazine.

 

For additional information on the 4th Annual CityPlace Art 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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Palm Beach Gardens, FL 33420

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OSGS Celebrates 1st Anniversary with Public Reception

It’s time to celebrate the 1st anniversary of OSGS Ortiz-Smykla|Gallery Studio! For this special milestone, The Rickie Report takes a close look at what makes this gallery such a beacon for art buyers, art lovers and artists alike. In this article we celebrate the artists and the initiatives of owners Evelyn and Jonathon Ortiz-Smykla.  Stop by during their Open House! Details and interview are here.

 

 

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OSGS

 

Ortiz Smykla Gallery Studio

 

Invites You to Celebrate

Friday, March 28th   6-9 pm

500 Northwood Road   W.Palm Beach, FL

 

 

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Currently on exhibit at OSGS are: Ilene Adams, Dianne Bernstein, Claudia Bloch, Sheree Blum, Marie-Claude Desorcy, Gail Erickson, Luke Gardner, Jeff Green, Henri Louis Hirschfeld, Irene Jalowayski, Helen Kagan, Robin Kimball, Ian Levinson, Lew Mayer, Jonathon Ortiz-Smykla, Molly Potter, John Rachell, Jim Rigg, Tim Rivers, Julie Roberts, Elayna Toby Singer, Ebba TinWin and Steve Wallace.

 

 

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TRR:   As OSGS celebrates its first anniversary opening in Northwood, can you take us through the process from your initial thoughts to actually opening?

Evelyn:

 

It comes as a surprise to both Jonathon and me that the year has sped by so quickly.  It seems like only yesterday we were contemplating the thought of a gallery and working together on the project.  Where to begin, cost, location, and business plan were all questions we posed to each other and our spouses.  This was, after all, a family affair and one that would impact us all.  Evelyn just hit retirement and Jonathon was at a crossroads with his professional outlook.  This new venture seemed to fit our paths.

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Months prior to my retirement from the 11th Circuit US Court of Appeals kept me very busy with the idea of a gallery.  With a masters degree in Library Science specializing in archives and conservation, I had already worked in a business library as well as corporate, special and university libraries.  I had researched the venture we would be undertaking and knew that selling art would not be easy.

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We both knew that we had something special to contribute to the world of art.  Jonathon holds the masters degree in landscape architecture from Auburn and worked with firms in Montgomery, Atlanta and West Palm Beach.  He also created his own art (painting, rock posters, screen printing and photography), exhibited in several galleries, and accepted commissions (his art even appears on race cars!).   Before becoming a librarian I earned my undergraduate degree in art history from the University of Alabama.  I painted and created fiber arts.  My knowledge of modern art is so extensive that years ago on a visit to the Birmingham Museum of Art I even discovered that one of Rauschenberg’s works was hung the wrong way!

 

 

 

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Showing no fear and only enthusiasm we set forth the task of doing our research on what it takes to run a gallery in today’s market.  With tenacity, love of art, empathy, and courage mixed with fearless wonder we did our leg work.  We read such books as Making It in the Art World: New Approaches to Galleries, Shows, and Raising Money, by Brainard Carey.  We did our literature research by reading articles, looking at multiple business plans and contacting SCORE here in West Palm Beach.  We trained with a custom framer and attended workshops to learn and hone our skills in custom framing.  We visited several different locations, in particular, those that Jonathon felt had the most potential for creative arts and growth.  We joined the Chamber of Commerce and took advantage of the many workshops and lectures as well as opportunities for networking.

 

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Still, art is a hard sell, and takes a lot of creativity and working in tandem with artists and the art community.  So while we located our current location and went about the business of renovating the space, Jonathon went to work on our web page and social media.  I took on the arduous task of getting licenses, security, insurance and tax needs necessary to run a business, as well as teaching myself how to operate an online bookkeeping system.  We did our homework and researched different operating contracts for exhibiting artists before deciding on what we felt would be beneficial to both the artist and us.

 

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Art is not only a ‘hard sell’ but we opened our doors when the economy was (and is still is) suffering from the economic downturn.  The business model we developed has worked for us so far.  We are still a ‘new’ business and it will definitely take more time to establish our roots, but we are on the right path.

 

We started our space with an empty shell that needed a lot of work.  After making a number of renovations and improvements, we designed many floorplans before deciding on a one that worked best for our spatial experience.  Our end result matched our vision within the walls we had.

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Eventually we got to a point where we needed to send out ‘calls to artists’  that may want to exhibit with us.  We have been very fortunate in having talented artists approach us and allow us to exhibit incredibly excellent diverse art.

 

The Rickie Report was crucial in shining a light on our new venture with artists across the Palm Beaches.  That was really an early cornerstone of our success.  Without The Rickie Report we would not have been able to bring talented artists into our gallery in such a short period of time. Those artists provided a lot of feedback and insight that we took seriously and used to help build our vision as well.

 

 

"Irish Beauty" by Diane Bernstein

 

TRR:  How have you integrated into the community?

Jonathon:

The idea of giving back to others is not new to us because we are suddenly business owners.  Our family has always given back in many different ways.  The online art auction we sponsored in February with all proceeds benefitting Place of Hope is a recent example.  Our artists supported us and donated beautiful pieces to the auction.

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Last summer we initiated Bring Your Own Chair Lecture Series (BYOC).  This initiative offers free lectures by our exhibiting artists to the community in order to learn more about art, different mediums/techniques, and what it takes to create, experiment, and have fun with art, either through educational training or self training.  Through BYOC we’ve made art more approachable and not so far fetched to the community.

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ArtSynery was another way we integrated into the community in our first year of business.  Aside from our individual artists and exhibitions, ArtSynergy allowed us to reach beyond the Northwood Village corridor.  We cannot put into words how exciting it was for us to have been a direct part of ArtPalmBeach. That our gallery and our exhibited artists were awarded a prestigious opportunity to exhibit in that art fair!  That was followed by seeing more of our artists represented in the American International Fine Art Fair.

 

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We worked very hard with the other gallery owners in Northwood to reach new goals and to establish Northwood as an art destination for West Palm Beach.   We helped establish the Second Saturday Art Walks as well as our own gallery exhibitions.  Essentially we’re not just juggling our own business affairs but also helping to see that Northwood turns the corner and becomes something better as well.

 

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TRR:  What are the most important things we should know about OSGS?

 

 

  • We are here to share the experience of beauty, creativity and wonder.
  • We hope to bring joy and pride to the community.
  • We are neighbors and friends to all that enter or pass our doors.
  • We want OSGS to be a venue where artists can exhibit their works to further their exposure.
  • We want the community to know that we Custom Frame for the Public!!!  Yes, this is a priority for us as a business because it brings in critical funding for OSGS to stay afloat.  Persons have come in for framing and walked out with art from our gallery.
  • We work hard to find new ways to bring exposure to both OSGS and Northwood Village.  We are a young business and we are trying new things, most of them for the first time.
  • We encourage any artist looking for gallery representation to contact us.  We consider every artist that approaches us.

 

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TRR: What are your goals for the coming year?

 

  •  Slow and steady is our mantra.  We know baby steps is the best way to move forward.
  •  We would like to offer more receptions, continue with our BYOC summer lecture series, continue to offer our assistance to non-profits, and expand our framing business.
  •  We want to continue to work on our gallery and be proud of what we have accomplished together as a team.  
  • We want to connect art with other businesses in Northwood.  Merging food, art, fashion and the like will be the best way to ensure positive growth — make each and every day the best day to shop and dine Northwood.

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TRR:  Is there anything else you want to share with our readers?

 

We come from a long line of service providers, dream makers, and putting others first, so keep an eye on us.

Something to keep an eye on – Our Website!  We are currently revamping our website and hope to launch the new version OSGS 2.0 within the next few weeks!  It will include all you need to know about OSGS and our exhibiting artists but we will also be offering purchasing options on all items currently on exhibit through the website.  www.OSGSart.com

 

 

As always, ‘Like’ us on Facebook and follow each and every step as we grow well into the future.  Stay up-to-date with all of OSGS events.
…And We Custom Frame for the Public!!

We are always looking for artists seeking representation.  Please email us if you are interested.  We have options for exhibition space and reception opportunities.

 

Evelyn Ortiz Smykla & Jonathon Ortiz-Smykla
OSGS Ortiz-Smykla|Gallery-Studio
p: 561-833-2223   e: OSGSart@hotmail.com    www.OSGSart.com
Find us on Facebook at http://www.facebook.com/OSGSart

 

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