Public Invited To Preview Exhibition Of 2nd Annual Martin County Open Studio Tour On December 20th. Free 2 Day Tour Is January 20 – 21

The Preview Exhibition for the 2nd Annual Martin County Open Studio Tour opens at the Marker 23 Gallery with an Opening Gala Reception on December 20th. The Exhibition continues through January 2nd.  The public is invited to view art creations by over 40 participating artists. Plan your tour of their Studios located throughout the Martin County area on January 20th and 21st. Free Tour maps and Tour Guides are available at the Marker 23 Gallery, Arts Council of Martin County, Fish House Art Center, Kling Gallery, Wine & Decor, Stuart Art & Supply or download our free MCOST App.  The Rickie Report shares the details here.  Kudos to the Martin Artisans Guild! Artists supporting artists and bringing the public to see how it is created!

 

 

ANNOUNCES:

 

2018 Martin County Opening Gala

December 20th 2017

 6 – 9 PM

at

Marker 23 Gallery

4745 De Soto Avenue     Port Salerno, FL (Stuart)

 

 

 

 

 

 

Meet A Few Of The Participating Artists Now:

For more information:

mcopenstudiotour@gmail.com

 

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Specialty Classes At McMow Are Now Open For Registration!

Today is McMow Art Glass‘ HOLIDAY SALE & Party and The Rickie Report shares the new class and workshop schedule! Just in time for 20% discounts!  Specialty classes from fusing (all levels), Mixed Media Fusaics, Stained Glass Sailboat, Jewelry and Etching Techniques, Go with the Flow, Pattern Bar Casting, Lead Came, Mastering Murrine, Comprehensive Cutting,Glass bud vases, a Wardell Master Class of Glass Tattoo Stencils and Tattoo Goo Tricks, plus Alice Benvie Gebhart’s NEVER BEFORE AVAILABLE workshop, “Landscape Diptych”!   Here are the details.  Get out your calendars and sign up now!

 

 

701 North Dixie Highway   Lake Worth, Florida 33460
P: 561-585-9011 F: 561-586-2292
 www.mcmow.com

 

 

JAN/FEB/MAR 2018 SPECIALTY CLASSES

YOU WON’T WANT TO MISS OUR NEW (never-before taught) CLASSES!


 

ALICE BENVIE GEBHART – Our Winter Visiting Master Artist: LANDSCAPE DIPTYCH


BOILED GLASS PLATE


THE WARDELL MASTER CLASS


ADVANCED GLASS PAINTING TECHNIQUES


FUSED GLASS BUD VASES


STAINED GLASS MOSAIC MANDALA


 

 

JANUARY:

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Wednesday January 10th INTRODUCTION TO FUSING 6:00-8:00pm $75.00 *Beginner Level*
In this two hour session participants will learn about the basics of glass fusing, and work with a variety of glass materials including glass frits, powders, and stringers. You will complete your very own fused glass coaster. Each piece will be a one-of-a-kind functional piece of art. The completed fired pieces will be available for pick-up the following week. All materials are included

 

Saturday January 13th PRIVATE CLASS -Stained Glass Mobiles w/ Patti

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Wednesday January 17th FUNKY FUSAICS w/ Taylor Part One 6:30-8:30pm $150.00 *Beginner Level* 
Create funky fused mosaic designs in this mixed media class! Learn the art of fusing and mosaics while creating a one-of-a-kind piece of art. The class will work together to design unique compositions which will then be fused together using fusible frits and powders as our grout. This unique concept will get you excited about all the possibilities the glass arts have to offer! Includes all materials and kiln firings. 
Image pictured above created by individual artist

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Saturday January 20th STAINED GLASS SAILBOATS w/Faith 9am-12pm $45.00 *Beginner Level*
A fast and easy way to learn the art of stained glass! Learn to create 3-piece stained glass sailboats in just ONE DAY!

 

Wednesday January 24th FUNKY FUSAICS w/ Taylor Part Two 6:30-8:30pm $150.00 *Beginner Level*

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

NEW Saturday January 27th BOILED GLASS PLATE with Phil 9am-12pm $125 *Cutting Skills Required*
Boiling glass or boiled glass is a high fire process that is accomplished inside a kiln. Klaus Moje made this technique famous and now you can learn it right here at McMow Art Glass. Master fuser Phil Materio has been practicing this technique for 30 years now and is excited to share it with you! This class includes materials and two kiln firings.

FEBRUARY:


 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Saturday February 3rd OPEN FUSING WORKSHOP 10am-2pm $45.00 *Fusing Experience REQUIRED*
Create a STUNNING fused glass project of your choice! Come in with your idea, and Patti or Phil will help you make your dream project a reality. They will help you determine design, materials, and kiln firings – which you can pay for separately. Experience is required – both beginning fusing knowledge and cutting experience is required. This is also a GREAT way to meet other fusing fanatics!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Wednesday, February 7th DICHROIC JEWELRY & ETCHING TECHNIQUES 6:00-8:00pm $65.00 *Beginner Level* The perfect gift making class just in time for Valentine’s Day! 
In this 3 hour course students will learn a multitude of jewelry design techniques that can be achieved using dichroic glass. The instructor will demonstrate techniques such as reverse etching, using a dremmel tool, and decal application. A variety of methods for making your fused dichroic pieces wearable will be covered as well. Students will create two pendants. All materials are included. Introductory level fusing knowledge is required.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Back by Popular Demand: Saturday February 10th GO WITH THE FLOW 9am-3pm $300.00 *Experience Required*
In this two-part Master Class students will learn the process of using heat, gravity, and beautiful Bullseye Glass to create a dimensional piece of kiln-formed art. Learn the following: The basics of how glass moves • The fundamental tools and materials necessary to harness flow within a body of glass • How to fire sheet glass arranged within an assembled mold that includes a ramp or incline to achieve flow within a finished piece. All materials and kiln-firing are included

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

NEW Wednesday February 14th FUSED GLASS BUD VASES 6-9pm $45.00 *Experience Required*
Bring a date! Includes chocolates and a glass of red or white wine!
The perfect gift-making class for any level glass artisan! You will create a one-of-a-kind Bud vase which can be hung on your wall to showcase beautiful flowers – this class includes all materials and firings.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

TIME TO GO NEXT LEVEL!!!!

NEW Saturday February 17th THE WARDELL MASTER CLASS:
9am-3pm $150.00 *Beginner Level* Includes your oval mold and Tattoo Stencil Kit
Randy & Carole have spent the last year developing an ingenious new fusing design technique called Glass Tattoo Stencils that enables fusers to quickly and easily add intricate designs to their fused glass work. This technique uses custom designed, 1/8” thick, clear plastic stencils and a creamy thick gel product called Glass Tattoo Goo along with glass powders to decorate the surface of the glass using an ever-expanding range of stencil designs. This class will begin with a demonstration of how the Glass Tattoo Stencil system works then show how you can expand your decorative glass techniques using the Glass Tattoo Goo to create wet-stringers and noodles, texture smears, wet-on-wet blending, stick lighting, cold combing, plus so much more. Then each student will have an opportunity to create two 9” x 12” oval serving trays. You’ll start by choosing 2 different Glass Tattoo Stencil designs then create a separate glass oval with each of those designs. Then you will be set free to explore the creative power of the Tattoo Goo to enhance your stencil designs to make them true one-of-a-kind art pieces.

Package includes:
Sufficient fusing glass and Tattoo Goo Colors to make two – 9” x 12” design oval panels.
Use of all necessary tools and our workshop facility
The fee will includes 2 kiln firings, one to fuse the design ovals plus a second firing to shape the ovals into a serving tray.

Biography: Randy & Carole Wardell
Randy and Carole have been in the art glass industry for more than 35 years and their teaching style holds nothing back. This class is full of professional tips, tricks, shortcuts, design philosophy and so much more. Come prepared to ask any question you have about fusing then get ready for an insightful and all-inclusive answer.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Wednesday February 21st INTRODUCTION TO FUSING 6:00-8:00pm $75.00 *Beginner Level* 
In this two hour session participants will learn about the basics of glass fusing, and work with a variety of glass materials including glass frits, powders, and stringers. You will complete your very own fused glass coaster. Each piece will be a one-of-a-kind functional piece of art. The completed fired pieces will be available for pick-up the following week. All materials are included

 

THIS IS SO EXCITING – SPACE IS LIMITED!

NEW ALICE BENVIE GEBHART

– Our Winter Visiting Master Artist


LANDSCAPE DIPTYCH 

 

 

February 22,23,24,25, 2018

“I work at translating and elevating the average, day-to-day experience into an enthusiastic and energetic celebration.   I am captivated when finding appealing combinations of elements in the everyday scene and experiences then use these memories in my creations .  
Being born into an artistic family, my father and grandfather were practicing artists, I continue the family legacy with glass. Glass is the media that reveals this natural vibrancy of mind and spirit to its utmost.  I enjoy the technique of using glass to create something that is both abstract and literal. “

Alice Benvie-Gebhart earned her bachelor and master’s degrees in art education with concentrations in painting and printmaking. She worked as a teacher and painter for many years before discovering fused glass. She now works exclusively in kiln-fired glass.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

NEW THURSDAY FEBRUARY 1st, 8th, 15th, 22nd 6-8pm –ADVANCED GLASS PAINTING TECHNIQUES – $375 – includes all materials and firings

Space is limited & Beginner Painting is a Pre-Requisite
The Master Class in painting technique you have been waiting for! Learn from McMow Master Jordan Day on advanced shading and coloring techniques. This class will focus on detail and dimension. Students will also learn how to apply this new knowledge to stained, fused and mosaic art glass. All materials and kiln firings included.

 

MARCH:

 

 

Saturday March 3rd STAINED GLASS MOSAICS: THE FACE-TAPING METHOD w/Debbie 9am-3pm $150.00 *Beginner Level* 

This class is an introduction to mosaics using the face taping method. We will spend the day together exploring design techniques, and learning about Andamento and other mosaic-making techniques, all while creating your own original piece of art. We will be using the face taping method which allows for more versatility and a cleaner application. This workshop is open to beginner and intermediate levels.

Debbie Davis is a mosaic artist from North Palm Beach, Florida. She was an emerging artist at Artigas 2017. She has trained with several well-known mosaic artists, but is mostly self-taught, drawing from the inspiration of Antoni Gaudi, and other great mosaic artists of the past. Through her art, Debbie would like to inspire others to express passion, love and creativity in all they do.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Wednesday March 7th COMPREHENSIVE CUTTING COURSE 6-9pm $85.00 *Intermediate Level* 
In this three hour course Phil will teach students about different cutting & breaking tools, how to cut glass, and the do’s & don’ts of cutting glass. The class will end with a brief overview of a helpful cutting tool, The Morton System. This class is perfect for students who have taken an entry level fusing, mosaic, or stained glass class and are looking to improve or brush up on cutting skills. After taking this course, students should be comfortable enough with cutting to start working on pieces on their own. A 15% discount will be offered on cutting tools!

 

 

Wednesday March 14th INTRODUCTION TO FUSING 6:00-8:00pm $95.00 *Beginner Level* 
In this two hour session participants will learn about the basics of glass fusing, and work with a variety of glass materials including glass frits, powders, and stringers. You will complete your very own fused glass coaster. Each piece will be a one-of-a-kind functional piece of art. The completed fired pieces will be available for pick-up the following week. All materials are included

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

NEW Saturday March 17th and March 24th STAINED GLASS MOSAIC MANDALA w/ Master Debbie Davis 9am-3pm $150.00 *Intermediate Level*
In this two-day workshop artist Debbie Davis will guide you through an inspirational process to discover your own unique mosaic mandala – a colorful, kaleidoscopic, that reflects your own personal style and inspirations. Various exercises will help students to stretch their creative potential and run with their inspirations as they explore pattern, color, and design. Debbie will present and demonstrate various mosaic-making techniques, including the face taping method which allows for more versatility and a cleaner application.  This class is for students with some experience cutting glass or making mosaics.

Debbie Davis is a mosaic artist from North Palm Beach, Florida. She was an emerging artist at Artigas 2017. She has trained with several well-known mosaic artists, but is mostly self-taught, drawing from the inspiration of Antoni Gaudi, and other great mosaic artists of the past. Through her art, Debbie would like to inspire others to express passion, love and creativity in all they do.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Wednesday March 21st PATTERN BAR CASTING w/ Phil Part One 6:00-9:00pm $150.00 *Intermediate Level* 
Learn how to construct and cast pattern bars in this two part class. Specific firing schedules and formulas will be discussed. Students will choose from a variety of Bullseye glass to use when creating a rectangular shaped cast piece. This is an advanced level fusing class; introductory kiln forming knowledge and cutting experience are required. All materials are included. If desired, Pieces may be slumped for an additional & Discounted fee.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Saturday March 24th LEAD CAME 9am-3pm $150.00 *Experience Required*
If you are an intermediate student looking to take your work larger OR create professional looking panels, then this class is for you! With more than 30 years of experience, Jurgen will walk you through this ancient process step-by-step. Glass and came is supplied, but you will need to bring your stained glass tools. Leave the class knowing the techniques of Old World Masters and with your very own leaded panel. This is an intermediate level stained glass class; students must be proficient in cutting & soldering techniques. Additional tools may need to be purchased.

Wednesday March 28th PATTERN BAR CASTING w/ Phil Part Two 6:00-9:00pm *Intermediate Level*

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Back by Popular Demand: MASTERING MURRINE w/ Phil & Patti $575 
 Space is Limited & Fusing Knowledge is encouraged – This is a 3-part class!
Friday March 30th 6-9pm, Saturday March 31st 9am – 3pm, Sunday April 1st from 9am – 1pm
Class Registration: $575
This 3-part course includes daily coffee & snacks, all materials & kiln firings

Murrina (plural murrine) – colored patterns or images made in a glass cane (long rods of glass) that are revealed when cut in cross-sections. The term murrina, derives from Murrino, the name given in 1878 by Vincenzo Zanetti, a Muranese priest and historian, who founded the Murano Glass Museum in 1861 with the intent to restore the lustre of Muranese glassmaking and relaunch the industry that was going through a deep crisis. The crisis was the Bad News. THE GOOD NEWS?? You don’t have to go back in time or travel to the Island of Murano to learn how to make these beautiful murrine. Learn how to prepare the glass, pull the murrine canes, slice the rods to reveal amazing designs, and create your own functional piece of art glass. This is a 3-part intensive and fusing knowledge is strongly recommended. Class size is limited so be sure to sign up soon NOW!

About Phil Materio: For more than 40 Years Phil has practiced and educated in the finest fused glass techniques. Learning from the original founders of Bullseye Glass, Phil has taught at glass art education centers across Florida as well shows his fused glass art collections throughout Florida.
Phil will be joined by special artists and famed McMow educator, Patti Gibbons!
Buckle up – this fast-paced class will blow your mind!

 

 

 

 

For more information:

 

 

701 North Dixie Highway   Lake Worth, Florida 33460
P: 561-585-9011 F: 561-586-2292
 www.mcmow.com

 

 

 

 

 

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

Rickie Leiter, Publisher

Rickie@therickiereport.com   561-537-0291

17019 SW Sapri Way   Port St. Lucie, FL 34986

 

ARE YOU READY?!?!? So Much GLASS Is Coming Your Way With Holiday Party And Fusing Forum At McMow Art Glass

ARE YOU READY?!?!?! So much GLASS is coming your way at the McMow Art Glass Holiday Party and SALE!   This is the BIGGEST sale Day of the year, with discounts on Classes, Workshops time, Spectrum, Bullseye Glass, Wardell Products and Publications.  Enjoy Free LIVE Demonstrations and the Holiday Party. Please RSVP for the MONDAY, DECEMBER 11th events!   Yes, we know that McMow is normally closed on Mondays, but this is SO BIG, they are OPEN!  Stop by Artisans On The Ave on Wednesday, December 6th for the FUSING FORUM! This is an opportunity to network and share with other glass artists.  The Rickie Report shares the details here!

 

701 N Dixie Hwy, Lake Worth, FL

561-585-9011   www.mcmow.com
https://www.facebook.com/McMowArtGlass/

 

 

 

 

 

 

Get ready for our BIGGEST sale day of the year – with an extra large shipment of SPECTRUM & BULLSEYE GLASS heading your way!!!!!

PLUS – a VERY exciting NEW class schedule will be released – 20% OFF this day only!

Wardell Products & Publications will be on hand from 5-7 pm doing LIVE demonstrations of their latest & greatest products!

Monday, December 11th from 9am – 7pm

Holiday Party from 7-9pm RSVP Today for our Champagne Toast!

 

Discounts Include:
15% OFF ALL NON-FUSIBLE GLASS- includes Spectrum, Wissmach, Kokomo, and Youghiogheny

35% OFF ALL BULLSEYE GLASS CO. PRODUCTS
(45% OFF for Bullseye premium pricing accounts)
15% OFF Materials & Supplies
15% OFF Kilns, Saws & Grinders
20% OFF Classes & Workshop time
LIVE Demo!
Free Give-a-Ways!

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FUSING FORUM – SPECIAL HOLIDAY EDITION!

WEDNESDAY, DECEMBER 6th    6-8pm

Hosted by: Artisans On The Ave
630 Lake Ave, Lake Worth, FL 33460

Free and Open to the Public!

PLEASE RSVP by calling 561-585-9011 x100

 

 

Join your fellow glass fusing enthusiasts for a night of conversation & connections. ARTISANS On The AVE will be inviting fusing artists, hobbyists, and retailers from the local community to discuss fusing technique and ways in which we can continue to support the art glass industry. Bring your kiln-forming successes and failures to discuss you’re your fellow fusers. This is an excellent opportunity to learn, and engage with the art glass community! Refreshments will be served.

Would you like to learn more about joining our Fusing Forum? Please contact taylor@mcmow.com

For more information:

Taylor Materio, Creative Director
McMow Art Glass, Inc
561-585-9011 x108    Fax: 561-586-2292
taylor@mcmow.com
www.mcmow.com
https://www.facebook.com/McMowArtGlass/

 

 

 

 

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

Rickie Leiter, Publisher

Rickie@therickiereport.com   561-537-0291

17019 SW Sapri Way   Port St. Lucie, FL 34986

Clay Habit Studio And Gallery Announces Open House, Classes And Upcoming Events For All Levels And Ages

Mia Lindberg, winner of the 2017 mARTies Award for Outstanding Visual Artist invites everyone to play with clay!  Clay Habit Studio and Gallery announces an Open House on Saturday, December 2nd and Sunday, December 3rd.  Get information about classes, workshops, and a special Breast Health Awareness Fundraiser coming in 2018.  Meet Mia and other artists showing their quilts, home made soaps,and pottery while enjoying refreshments and winning free gifts!  The Rickie Report shares the details and some sneak peeks.

 

 

CLAY   HABIT   STUDIO AND GALLERY

 OPEN  HOUSE  

 SATURDAY, DECEMBER 2ND

&

SUNDAY, DECEMBER 3RD

 10 AM – 5 PM   Both Days

1811 NE Mango Terrace, Jensen Beach, FL 34957

 

 

 

 

 

Located 150 feet off the Indian River and the Jensen Beach Causeway, Clay Habit Studio and Gallery is ready to share a wealth of creativity during their Open House on Saturday, December 2nd and Sunday, December 3rd from 10 am – 5pm both days.  Meet other potters, including Mia Lindberg, owner and teacher.  Other guest artists include a quilter and soap maker.  There will be give aways and lots of clay samples.  Mia is a master potter and the Laguna Clay Distributor for the East Coast of FL. so we will have lots of clay samples and giveaway’s.  Tickets will be picked for a winning gift during the event.

“Purr maid” by Mia Lindberg

Over fifty years ago, Mia’s love of art was nurtured on her family farm in rural PA.  The abundance of red clay, fauna, flora, slate fences of rust and verde, earthen -colored lichen, and moss covered mountain sides created memories for her artist palette.  Although clay had always been one of her interests, her scholastic focus was  with horticulture and applied plant sciences.  It was her search for just the right pottery vessel to nurture one of her projects that lead her to the Ceramics Lab.  She says, “I realized that plants were just a road leading me back to my true passion…and I changed my major to Ceramics”!

 

Mia and students at classes

 

Mia tells The Rickie Report, “Art has the ability to capture the soul of all who dare to enter its doors. I have had the privilege of holding those doors wide open. The rich earthen colors, evocative textures and strong design concepts of vistas past, seduce me, I need only to follow. Freedom is my guide when traditional theologies are questioned and ethereal paths are chosen. Bridging the space between life and impermanence with both vessel and sculpture has been a wonder filled journey. My work represents the beam of light that beckons me to test all the boundaries; ‘Come in’, it whispers, ‘the road is long and the art of creation abounds’….”

 

“Beauty And the Eye of the Beholder” by Mia Lindberg

 

 Lindberg’s artistry has been exhibited Nationally in venues such as the Backus Gallery, Armory Art Center, Zafka Gallery,5th Biennial Invitational Fulcra (CA), Elliott Museum, Design Color Concepts (Ft. Lauderdale), Grandfather Mountain (NC), Stuart Cultural Art Center, Lighthouse ArtCenter and more invitational exhibits throughout the US.  Mia is the Founder of the Ceramics League of Martin County and a longstanding  member of the Cultural Arts Center of Martin County.  She has taught both in and out of local school districts as well as with prison populations.

 

Classes for all ages and all levels of experience are available

 

In 2012, Mia’s work was featured in a publication, “She’s Come Undone”, Lark Books, 500 Raku “Bold Explorations of Dynamic Ceramic Technique”.  Her work has been commissioned internationally and can be found as Art in Public Places in the Bahamas, Virgin Islands, England, Germany, and Italy.  Mia worked for 3 years in apprenticeship with world renown Dorothy Becken. In addition, Mia is  accomplished in metalsmithing, jewelry, fiber, glass and wood.

 

Workshops are available year long from both local and visiting artists.

 

 

 

Classes and studio time are available year round, whether advanced or novice, our motto is “Come Clay With Us”.  In mid-January, 2018 Clay Habit will participate in the Martin County Open Studio Tour in January.

 

In February, 2018, Clay Habit will take part in Empty Bowls. Mia shares, ” Our studio will donate over 150 hand made and glazed bowls, PLUS Silent auction pieces. The public is welcome to take part in the glazing process. Call for more info and glazing dates”!

 

 

A special breast cancer fundraiser in March, 2018 will bring the Gallery’s annual Breast Cancer Benefit, “Plates For Pink” – Mia’s brain child. 100% of all funds will be donated to Friends in Pink. Patrons can buy a handmade plate, $20 and eat till their hearts content on wonderful foods of all varieties.

“She’s Come Undone” by Mia Lindberg

 

 

For more information about the open House, classes, workshops or commissions:

 www.clayhabitsupply.com


https://www.facebook.com/claysupply/

772-341-1334

Our Email: miasclaysupply@aol.com

 

 

 

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

Rickie Leiter, Publisher

Rickie@therickiereport.com   561-537-0291

17019 SW Sapri Way   Port St. Lucie, FL 34986

Multi Media Artists3 Are Featured At Artisans On The Ave With Glass Art, Sculptures For Home Use And Decor

Artisans On The Ave celebrates decorative and functional artistry on Saturday, December 2nd with a Free Public Opening Reception. The Multi Media Artists3 are Mel Lintz, Penny Glass and Karen Lee Berson.  They collaborate on many pieces using bold color for truly unusual works of glass art and sculptures, including decorative pieces as well as functional pieces of artistry.  The Rickie Report shares the details and some sneak peeks.

 

 

 

 

PRESENTS:

 

Multi Media Artists3

 

  

Free OPENING RECEPTION:

Saturday, December 2, 2017

  6 – 9 pm

 

Artisans On The Ave
630 Lake Avenue   Lake Worth, FL 33460
561-762-8162      561-582-3300

Gallery Hours:
Open 7 days a week
Monday thru Saturday 11am – 9pm
Sunday 9am – 7pm

 

 

 

 

Multi Media Artists3 are Mel Lintz, Penny Glass, and Karen Lee Berson who create collaboratively, using glass as their main medium.  Dichroic glass as the property of reflecting one color while it transmits another totally different color.  As you change your angle of view, the colors will change!  Dichroic glass was originally developed for NASA for the glass shields protecting their rockets.

 

 

 

 

 

 

When you visit the 3 showrooms within our gallery, you will be amazed at the selection of the exquisite art of the 40 artists the gallery features.
Visit this opening night for an evening fun.
Meet the artists!!!
Celebrate our wonderful Gallery and enjoy yourself!

 

For more information about this exhibit, classes or how to become part of this gallery please call: 561.762.8162
Artisans On The Ave
630 Lake Avenue Lake Worth, FL 33460
www.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

Rickie@therickiereport.com   561-537-0291

17019 SW Sapri Way   Port St. Lucie, FL 34986

Free, 2nd Annual West Palm Beach Arts Festival At Armory Art Center Campus December 2-3, 2017

On Saturday and Sunday, December 2 and 3, 2017, the Armory Art Center will present the 2nd Annual West Palm Beach Arts Festival.  This free festival features 80 artist from across Florida and from around the U.S. including artists working in ceramics, drawing, textiles, glass, jewelry, photography, printmaking, sculpture, mixed-media, and painting. There will live music, food vendors, Armory Studio demonstrations and an artist talk with Sam Perry.  The Rickie Report shares the details here.

 

 

 

 

 

Armory Art Center Campus
811 Park Place  West Palm Beach, FL 33401

www.westpalmbeachartsfestival.com

 

 

 

2nd Annual West Palm Beach Arts Festival

Saturday and Sunday, December 2-3, 2017

10 am to 5 pm

FREE

Armory Art Center Campus

811 Park Place  West Palm Beach, FL 33401

 

 

Shoppers at 1st Annual West Palm Beach Arts Festival

 

This free festival features 80 artist from across Florida and from around the U.S. including artists working in ceramics, drawing, textiles, glass, jewelry, photography, printmaking, sculpture, mixed-media, and painting. There will live music, food vendors, Armory Studio demonstrations and an artist talk with Sam Perry.

 

Original Artwork by Anthony Burks

 

 

A variety of live music groups will play through the weekend interspersed with Armory studio demonstrations. Scheduled performers are the Roaring Kelly Band, Palm Beach Pipes and Drums, the Johnny Bonez Band, Les Nuages, the Orchid City Brass Band, and Nick Manzino.

 

One of a Kind Handmade jewelry

 

Between musical acts attendees can see live demonstrations of printmaking and papermaking, painting and sound, raku firing, 3D jewelry making, large pots thrown on the potter’s wheel, and block printing. Armory instructor Sam Perry will be discussing his solo exhibition, “Social Set: Paintings, Drawing, and Videos by Sam Perry” in the East Gallery.

 

Original Artwork by Bonnie Wilburn

 

This West Palm Beach Arts Festival is a great event for families. Parents will have an option to browse the festival while their children learn to create holiday projects with Armory instructors in the Kids Zone.

Handblown Glass, both decorative and functional

 

 

Food vendors will be on site. Beer, wine, and signature cocktails made with Tito’s Handmade Vodka will be sold.

 

Ceramics Demonstration 

 

Landscape painters from Plein Air Palm Beach will be stationed throughout the Armory campus painting scenes from the festival.

The Armory Art Center is grateful to the festival sponsors including Tito’s Handmade Vodka, The Palm Beach Post, Jupiter magazine, The Palm Beacher magazine, WRMF radio, WEAT radio, Palm Beach International Academy, Don and Linda Silpe, and Palm Beach State College.

 

 

ENTERTAINMENT    SCHEDULE

 

 

SATURDAY, DECEMBER, 3RD

10:20 AM   Welcome

10:30 AM    Palm Beach State College Jazz Quartet

11:30 AM     Printmaking & Papermaking

12:00 PM    PalmBeach Pipes & Drums

1:30 PM       Palm Beach State College Jazz Sextet

2:00 PM      Painting & Sound

2:30 PM      Palm Beach State College Jazz Septet

3:30 PM     Raku Demonstration

3:45 PM     Johnny Bonez Band

 

SUNDAY, DECEMBER 4TH

10:30 AM     Roaring Kelly Band

12:00 PM      3D Jewelry Demo

12:30 PM      Les Nuages

1:45 PM       Ceramics, Large Pots Demo

2:00 PM     Orchid City Brass Band

2:45 PM     Blockprinting Demo

3:30 PM    Nick Manzino

  

East Gallery: 11:30 am – 4:30 pm Sam Perry will be in the gallery to discuss his solo exhibition Social Set: Paintings , Drawing and Videos by Sam Perry. Sam is an instructor at the Armory and Palm Beach Atlantic College

 

 

The Armory Art Center is grateful to the festival sponsors including Tito’s Handmade Vodka, The Palm Beach Post, Jupiter Magazine, The Palm Beacher magazine, WRMF radio, WEAT radio, Palm Beach International Academy, Don and Linda Silpe, and Palm Beach State College.

 

 

 

The mission of the Armory Art Center is to inspire the creation and experience of art. The Armory’s vision is to be the leading visual arts education and exhibition center of the Palm Beaches. Housed in an historic Art Deco building, the Armory provides art classes for students of all ages, exhibitions, art salons, lectures, and special events. Held in twelve state-of-the-art studios, nearly 100 courses are offered including ceramics, digital arts, drawing, glass fusing, jewelry, painting, printmaking, fibers, sculpture, and 12 exhibitions are hosted throughout the year in four galleries.

For more information, visit www.armoryart.org or call 561-832-1776

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Rickie Leiter, Publisher

Rickie@therickiereport.com   561-537-0291

17019 SW Sapri Way   Port St. Lucie, FL 34986

 

 

McMow’s Holiday Sale & Party Starts Monday, December 11th With Deep Discounts And A Special Announcement!

The sale you’ve been waiting for:  McMow Art Glass‘ Annual Holiday Sale and Party takes place on Monday, December 11th.  YES, McMow will be open that Monday and selling supplies, equipment, classes and workshop time for discounts!  It is free, but if you are coming for the BIG ANNOUNCEMENT and Champagne Toast, please RSVP.  The Rickie Report shares the details. Don’t forget gift certificates are a great holiday present!

561-585-9011 x108  Fax: 561-586-2292
www.mcmow.com    https://www.facebook.com/McMowArtGlass/

 

 

 

Our Holiday Sale is just around the corner


MONDAY DECEMBER 11, 2017

Please note date change due to holiday dates

 

Sale:  9 am – 7 pm

Holiday Party from 7-9 pm

RSVP
For our Champagne Toast!

PARTY DETAILS COMING SOON!

 

Discounts Include:

15% OFF ALL NON-FUSIBLE GLASS – includes Spectrum, Wissmach, Kokomo, and Youghiogheny
35% OFF ALL BULLSEYE GLASS CO. PRODUCTS 
(45% OFF for Bullseye premium pricing accounts)
15% OFF Materials & Supplies
15% OFF Kilns, Saws & Grinders
20% OFF Classes & Workshop time

For more information:

McMow Art Glass, Inc
561-585-9011     Fax: 561-586-2292

www.mcmow.com

https://www.facebook.com/McMowArtGlass/

 

 

 

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

Rickie Leiter, Publisher

Rickie@therickiereport.com   561-537-0291

17019 SW Sapri Way   Port St. Lucie, FL 34986

Southern Handcraft Society Boca Chapter Offers 32nd Annual Juried “Southern Christmas 2017”

It’s a Florida winter wonderland featuring one-of-a-kind juried arts and crafts. Celebrate the Southern Handcraft Society, Boca Chapter’s 32nd Annual Juried Craft Show, “Southern Christmas 2017”.  Enjoy Free Admission on November 30th, December 1st and December 2nd, where you will find numbered, limited addition ornaments, holiday gifts, home decor, yummy food treats, cards, jewelry, painted items AND MUCH MORE! One stop shopping for all of your handmade gift items. The Rickie Report shares the details and reminds you to check out the fabulous raffles!

 

 

 

 

SOUTHERN HANDCRAFT SOCIETY
BOCA RATON CHAPTER
Presents

 

32nd ANNUAL JURIED CRAFT SHOW!

“SOUTHERN CHRISTMAS 2017”
 

Thursday, November 30th   1PM – 9PM
Friday, December 1st      9AM – 9PM
Saturday, December 2nd   9AM – 1PM

PATCH REEF PARK COMMUNITY CENTER
South side of Yamato Road, just west of Military Trail, Boca Raton

 

All items are made in the USA by the artists in the show

FREE ADMISSION

 

 

 

 

It’s a Florida winter wonderland featuring one-of-a-kind juried arts and crafts. Come celebrate our 32nd year with us! You will be amazed! We offer our numbered, limited addition ornaments, holiday gifts, home decor, yummy food treats, cards, jewelry, painted items AND MUCH MORE! One stop shopping for all of your handmade gift items.

 

 

 

You will enjoy the variety, colors, ambience and Santa’s Helpers too! We have something for everyone! Check out our fabulous raffles also. Hope to see you there!  Enjoy Free Admission on November 30th, December 1st and December 2nd!

 

 

 

The Boca Raton Chapter of the Southern Handicraft Society is one of six unique chapters for all handicraft artists.  Originating in 1985, it’s members include beginners to accomplished artists. All items at this event are Made in the USA by the artists at the show.

 

 

 

 

 

 

Members and Guests (all are welcome) meet the first Monday of the month (except December and holidays when the park is closed) 7:00 PM in a meeting room at Patch Reef Park, 2000 West Yamato Road (1/4 mile west of Military Trail), Boca Raton, FL 33431.

 

 

 

 

For more information about this Craft Fair or about the activities of the Boca Raton Chapter of SHS, please visit:
shsboca.com

 

 

 

 

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

Rickie Leiter, Publisher

Rickie@therickiereport.com   561-537-0291

17019 SW Sapri Way   Port St. Lucie, FL 34986

Artisans On The Ave Hosts “La Mesa Exhibition And Bazaar” November 17- 26th. Public Reception And Food Drive Are Included

In cooperation with the Ceramic League of the Palm Beaches, Artisans On The Ave is proud to invite the public to “La Mesa Exhibition and Bazaar”. This Free, annual show featuring beautiful tableware created by CLPB artisans begins on Friday, November 17th.  The Exhibition runs through Sunday, November 26th.  You’ll be amazed at their talent as you view tables colorfully adorned with complete place settings, bowls, mugs, pitchers, cups and saucers, platters, cheese plates, salt and pepper shakers, napkin rings, candlesticks and much more. A portion of sales help feed the hungry in Palm Beach County. What better way is there to share than to purchase a beautiful handcrafted gift by a local artist that helps support the hungry in our area?  The Rickie Report shares the details and some sneak peeks.  The Gallery will also be accepting donations of non-perishable food items.

 

 

 

PRESENTS:

“La Mesa Exhibition & Bazaar”

 

 

Purchase Artfully Crafted Tableware
&
Feed the Hungry at the Same Time!

Free, OPENING RECEPTION:
Friday, November 17, 2017,    6-9 pm

 

Exhibit runs Friday, November 17 to Sunday, November 26, 2017

Artisans On The Ave
630 Lake Avenue   Lake Worth, FL 33460
561-762-8162      561-582-3300

Gallery Hours:
Open 7 days a week
Monday thru Saturday 11am – 9pm
Sunday 9am – 7pm

 

 

 

 

 

When you visit the 3 showrooms within our gallery, you will be amazed at the selection of the exquisite art of the 40 artists the gallery features.
Visit this opening night for an evening fun.
Meet the artists!!!
Celebrate our wonderful Gallery and enjoy yourself!

 

For more information about this exhibit, classes or how to become part of this gallery please call: 561.762.8162
Artisans On The Ave
630 Lake Avenue Lake Worth, FL 33460
www.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

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Lighthouse ArtCenter Dressed In “Elegant Threads: Wearable Art and Surface Design” And Celebrates Norma Canelas Roth Collection

The Lighthouse ArtCenter Gallery and School of Art, celebrates the patience, the daring and the inventiveness of artists who work in textiles, mixed media, metals and non-traditional materials when it presents “Elegant Threads: Wearable Art and Surface Design” (now through Dec. 9, 2017). The exhibition displays work never before shown together in Florida. As a special feature, LAC opens its doors Thursday evening, Nov. 16, for a fashion forward runway show and reception. Attendees can enjoy light white wine and delicious hors d’oeuvres, creative company, lively conversation and spot the perfect holiday indulgence. But that’s not all that’s planned… A selection of traditional ethnic ensembles on loan from the Norma Canelas Roth Collection will adorn the main gallery. With her husband, William, Roth has been recognized among the top 100 collectors in America by Art+Auction Magazine.  The Rickie Report shares the details and some sneak peeks!

 

 

 

373 Tequesta Drive   Tequesta, Florida 33469
(561) 746-3101  www.LighthouseArts.org

 

 

 

“Elegant Threads: Wearable Art and Surface Design”

Runway Show and Reception

November 16, 2017

5:30 – 7:30 p.m.

Reception: Members no charge, nonmembers $10

Gallery Hours:
M-F 10 a.m. – 4 p.m.
Sat 10 a.m. – 2 p.m. – New first Saturday of the month no charge
Regular Admission: Members no charge, nonmembers $5.00

Exhibit runs November 2 – December 9, 2017

 

“Sage Encounters Desire”

 

During Elegant Threads, patrons and visitors are treated to a relaxing stroll through a timely exhibit that offers ideas for gifts, including luxurious items that are one-of-a-kind. As a special feature, the Lighthouse ArtCenter opens its doors Thursday evening, Nov. 16, from 5:30 to 7:30, for a fashion forward runway show and reception. Attendees can enjoy light white wine and delicious hors d’oeuvres, creative company, lively conversation and spot the perfect holiday indulgence.

But that’s not all that’s planned…
A selection of traditional ethnic ensembles on loan from the Norma Canelas Roth Collection will adorn the main gallery. With her husband, William, Roth has been recognized among the top 100 collectors in America by Art+Auction Magazine.

 

Necklace from the Norma Canelas Roth Collection

 

 

Elegant Threads was woven together when the Lighthouse ArtCenter invited artists from around the country to submit photos of their wearable art and surface designs. The submissions brought a constellation of contemporary color, texture, and techniques that are certain to impress the most fashion conscious and the most discerning designers.

 

Wearable Art and Body Sculpture

 

 

Patrons, vacationers and holiday shoppers can wrap themselves in exquisite patterns while relishing the softness of silks that are hand-painted and stitched with the greatest of care. They will be able to marvel at the delicate beadwork and fine craftsmanship created by jewelry makers and enjoy studio art quilts and accessories that quicken the imagination.

 

“Encroachment” by Andrea Huffman

 

 

Nancy Politsch, Executive Director of the Lighthouse ArtCenter said, “Through the generosity of philanthropists such as Norma and Bill Roth, Gil Walsh Interiors, and the Meyer Law Firm, we are able to continue our mission as ​ the cultural anchor for visual arts in Palm Beach and Martin counties, to provide new ways to explore, learn, interact and create rewarding experiences for individuals and their families in the world of art. Now more than ever, where there is art there is hope.”

 

As further enticement, the Maltz Jupiter Theatre opened its costume department to more than 20 years of glorious character costumes that have graced the Carbonell Award Winning stage. They invited ArtCenter curator, Janeen Mason, select a few surprises that patrons of the arts will surely recognize as a part of the Elegant Threads exhibition.

 

Pearl Ring

 

Come satisfy your curiosity and dress yourself for the season.  

To make plans to attend the Nov. 16 evening runway show and reception, or to reserve a docent-led tour of the Lighthouse ArtCenter for this and all exhibits, call (561) 746-3101.

 

 

 

 

 

Lighthouse ArtCenter Gallery
373 Tequesta Drive   Tequesta, Florida 33469
(561) 746-3101   www.LighthouseArts.org
M-F 10 a.m. – 4 p.m.
Sat 10 a.m. – 2 p.m. – New first Saturday of the month no charge
Regular Admission: Members no charge, nonmembers $5.00

 

 

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

Rickie Leiter, Publisher

Rickie@therickiereport.com   561-537-0291

17019 SW Sapri Way   Port St. Lucie, FL 34986