World Quilt Show Features International Competition and Local Creators, “Sisters of the Cloth”

The Mancuso Show Management’s World Quilt Show – FLORIDA, returns in early January! Hosting the World Quilt Competition Tour, it is one of the most internationally diverse exhibitions in the world of quilting and the textile arts.  The show also boasts a Merchants Mall with exhibitors offering everything needed to start those creative projects swimming in the heads of every quilt and textile artist. For inspiration or simply eye candy, attendees won’t want to miss the stunning collections of quilt, wearable, fiber and textile art. Workshops and lectures will be offered to round out this spectacular event.  The Rickie Report is pleased to share some sneak peeks from local creators, Trina Slade Burks, Barbara Cheives and Kianga Jinaki, known as “Sisters of the Cloth”. See you at the Quilt Show!

 

 

QUILT SHOW

 

World Quilt Show – Florida VI

January 8-10, 2015

 

QUILT SHOW & MERCHANTS MALL

 

The Merchants Mall and Quilt Show will be open:

Thursday, January 8   10:00 am to 6:00 pm
Friday, January 9         10:00 am to 6:00 pm
Saturday, January 10   10:00 am to 6:00 pm

 

Featuring the World Quilt Competition XVIII: On Tour

 

Palm Beach County Convention Center

650 Okeechobee Boulevard     W. Palm Beach, Florida

 

 

 

Barbara Cheives, Pillows and Scarf

Barbara Cheives, Pillows and Scarf

The World Quilt Show – Florida features an exciting Merchants Mall offering the best in fabrics, notions, machines, contemporary and antique quilts, textiles, quilting supplies, books, sewing related craft items, kits, clothing and much, much more.

 

Admission:
Admission for the Merchants Mall and Quilt Show is $12 and includes re-admission. Accompanied children under the age of 16 are admitted free. Show admission for all three days is included with pre-registration. Discounts for groups of 20 or more can be arranged; please contact our office at (215) 862-5828 for details. PLEASE: no pull-along carts allowed on show floor.

 

Parking:
There is a $5 charge for parking at the Palm Beach County Convention Center (subject to change). Additional parking is available across the street in the parking garage at CityPlace which charges $1/hour with the first hour free and a maximum of $5 (subject to change).

 

"Audience" by Kianga Jinaka

“Audience” by Kianga Jinaki

 

Mancuso Show Management is excited to announce the return of the World Quilt Show – FLORIDA! This show will play host to the World Quilt Competition Tour, one of the most internationally diverse exhibitions in the world of quilting and the textile arts. Join us for a magnificent quilt and textile art experience. This spectacular site is the perfect location at the perfect time of year for this new and exciting venue. The show will boast a Merchants Mall with exhibitors offering everything needed to start those creative projects swimming in the heads of every quilt and textile artist. Also, for inspiration or simply eye candy, attendees won’t want to miss the stunning collection of quilt, wearable, fiber and textile art. Workshops and lectures will also be offered up to round out this spectacular event.

 

 

Trim Basket from Trina Slade-Burk

Trim Basket from Trina Slade-Burks

 

 

Sisters in the Cloth at the World Quilt Show

 

 

Friends, colleagues, and fellow fiber artists Kianga Jinaki, Trina Slade-Burks and Barbara Cheives are coming together for a first-of-its-kind booth at the World Quilt Show.

 

The Sisters in the Cloth booth will feature authentic African textiles, vintage Japanese kimono and obi fabrics. Select imported and domestic contemporary fabrics along with ribbons, beads and hand made trims and embellishments will round out their offerings. One of a kind wearable and decorative items designed by these visionary fabric artists will be available at their booth.

 

In addition to the opportunity to purchase unique items, this fun and interactive booth will feature ongoing mini-workshops, demos and educational sessions. Learn about the history of kimono, African weaving techniques, textiles as art, and ‘how to’ lessons for your own fabric creations.

"Bride and Groom" by Barbara Cheives

“Bride and Groom” by Barbara Cheives

Trina Slade-Burks

“Sewing and working with fabric was always something that I was fascinated with since I was a little girl. My mother would create fabulous outfits using patterns and designs either store-bought or from her own artistic creations. I personally did not have an interest in using the sewing machine, however, I did learn how to do basic hand sewing.  I was always intrigued by lace and other types of trim and I temporarily considered fashion design as a career path.”

 

 

"Doll Baby" by Trina Slade-Burks

“Doll Baby” by Trina Slade-Burks

Trina tells The Rickie Report, ” When I moved to south Florida, my pen pal from New York encouraged me to work for a company called Brooklyn Bow and Ribbon. It was an 80-year hat bow company that moved from Long Island New York to Riviera Beach. They produced bows for clothing and packaging. I started in their factory and ended up being a designer for their sales department. I would turn blasé sales boards into trendy works of art. It got to the point that the sales people were spoiled by the visual intensity of the work I would produce with basic fabric and bows. Hence, my love of playing with fabrications began! 

 I continue to incorporate fabric into a lot of my artwork stemming from what I used to do for BBR.  I realized that fashion design did not need to be my path, for me to pursue my love of working with fabrications and textiles”.  To reach Trina, please email: trinasb@atbfineartists.com

Barbara Cheives

“Over the years I have developed an appreciation for the garments, art and culture of Japan. I also have a natural affinity for the African culture.  “Afrasia” was born as a unique marriage of cultures that preserves vintage Japanese Kimono and Obi blended with modern African fabric, African inspired trims, beads, and “found” items.”

 

She tells The Rickie Report, “I spend my days as a consultant working to bridge the gap between cultures and I continue that work through my art. As a Fiber Artist, my one of a kind wearable and decorative art represents a harmonious blend of cultures”.  Contact her at afrasia1@bellsouth.net  or https://www.facebook.com/barbara.cheives

 

Handmade dolls by Kianga Jinaki

Handmade Dolls by Kianga Jinaki

Close-Up of Embellishments, Kianga Jinaki

Close-Up of Embellishments, Kianga Jinaki

Kianga Jinaki

 

 

Kianga Jinaki is a Contemporary Folk Artist. She creates dolls, quilts, and mix-media collages using traditional African textiles, beads and cultural references. Kianga’s works have been exhibited nationally and internationally. Currently, her work can be found at CGMS Gallery  15 South J Street in Lake Worth, Florida and on her website: www.kiangajinaki.com As a part of the quilt show Ms. Jinaki will offer an assortment of African textiles, African glass and metal beads for sale along with her original artworks.

 

 

 

 

For more information about the Quilt Show please contact:

Mancuso Show Management     PO Box 667  New Hope, PA 18938

215-862-5828     Fax 215-862-9753     mancuso@quiltfest.com

 http://www.quiltfest.com/activities.asp?id=36 

 

 

 

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561-537-0291

Clay Glass Metal Stone Gallery Presents “It’s A Dog’s Life”

This December, The Arts are Springing Up All Over Lake Worth!  The question is, “who let the dogs out?”  The Rickie Report has the answer:  Clay Glass Metal Stone Gallery!  Art, art everywhere and new  activities each month are happening there.   “It’s A Dog’s Life” opens Friday Evening, December 19th from 6-10 PM at Clay Glass Metal Stone Gallery. Featuring artists throughout Palm Beach County, this show is the Dog Lover’s answer to the successful Cat-O-Strophic Event, earlier in the season. From paintings and sculpture to jewelry and holiday ornaments, this show barks up the right trees.  Here are the details and some sneak peeks!

 

 

 

 

CLAY GLASS METAL STONE GALLERY

 

 

Presents

“It’s A Dog’s Life”

 

Opening:

 

Friday, December 19th  6-10 PM

 

15 South J Street     Lake Worth, FL

 

Exhibit Continues  Through December 31st

 

 

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“It’s A Dog’s Life” opens Friday, December 19, from 6-10 PM at the Clay Glass Metal Stone Gallery, 15 South J Street in Downtown Lake Worth. 40 artists from all over Palm Beach County have contributed works ranging from sculpture, fused and stained glass, photography, painting, jewelry, pottery. Ornaments and artist made accessories. The event is free to the public. The reception will include treats for both humans and their pets.

 

 

 

Photograph by Durga Garcia  (Buttons with this image will also be available)

Photograph by Durga Garcia (Buttons with this image will also be available)

 

“Equal Time”, was the cry from Dog Lovers, after the successful “Cat-O-Strophic Event” in October. Artists have come forward bringing both quirky and serious portraits in an endless variety of media. Many of these artists can be contacted in advance for custom portraits of individual, family pets and breeds. Unlike the “Cat-O” show, Canine enthusiasts are specific about breed preferences in their art.

 

 

 

Paper Cut Poodle by Nina Fusco

Paper Cut Poodle by Nina Fusco

This event is a fund-raiser for favorite, non-profit animal shelters or organizations. A donation will be sent to organizations in whose name works of art have been purchased. Patrons need only supply the gallery with contact information. The donations will be sent out at the closing of the show on December 31, New Year’s Eve. Artists will be available before or during the reception to discuss special portraits of dogs and dog breeds.

 

 

 

“Yorkie” by Karen Zuk Rosenblatt

 

 

 

 

Among the many artists participating in this event include internationally renowned artists with works at the white house, murals at zoos, photographs in world collections, sculptures in museums, and animal accessories in many homes in the region. Along with “Fine Art” paintings and sculptures, paper cuts, will be custom made dog collars, his and hers doggie bowls, doggie bags (custom art purses), doggie tree ornaments and doggie fused glass wind chimes. Prices range from $10 to $7500.

 

 

"Rasta Pup" by Vandy

“Rasta Pup” by Vandy

 

 

 

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 Joyce@flamingoclaystudio.org Gallery phone: 561-588-8344.

 

 

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Bamboo Shoots Cafe at Clay Glass Metal Stone Gallery brings FREE COFFEE, gluten free Vegan Desserts, music, juggling and Chain Maille art to J Street every Saturday Evening from 6-10 PM.  Engage in the Arts Triangle every Saturday Evening between Excelsior Comic Books, Common Grounds Coffee Bar & Arts Cafe, and CGMS Gallery. Lots of art, food, light and family activities are planned for the entire season.

 

 

 

 

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

“Collaboration” Hosts Creative Holiday Gift Show and Art Experience

The artists of “Collaboration” are hosting a Holiday Gift Show and art experience. The event will be held at The Lot 23 Studio at 550 Northwood Road in West Palm Beach. Show hours are Friday, December 12th 6:00-10:00 pm and Saturday December 13th  3:00 – 8pm.  The show will feature an eclectic group of local artists in a variety of mediums. The wearable and decorative art will include paintings, jewelry, textiles, masks, dolls, tree ornaments and unique gift items. Among the artists are “Collaboration” founders Anthony Burks, Trina Slade Burks and fiber artist Barbara Cheives. Participating artists include Cynthia Simmons, Kianga Jinaki, Nakishia Freeman, Sandra Barbieri, Tonya Mosley with glass art demos by Wayne Smith.  In the holiday spirit of giving, each artist will donate 10% of their sales to Boys Town South Florida in support of their Hope for the Holidays program. Hope for the Holidays provides presents for families who would not otherwise be able to afford them.

 

 

 

 

COLLABORATION

Presents

 

HOLIDAY GIFT SHOW

Friday, December 12th  6 pm-10 pm

Saturday December 13th  3 pm – 8 pm

The Lot 23 Studio

550 Northwood Road        W.Palm Beach, FL

Benefitting: Boys Town South Florida

 

 

 

 

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The show will feature an eclectic group of local artists in a variety of mediums. The wearable and decorative art will include paintings, jewelry, textiles, masks, dolls, tree ornaments and unique gift items. Among the artists are “Collaboration” founders Anthony Burks, Trina Slade Burks and fiber artist Barbara Cheives. Participating artists include Cynthia Simmons, Kianga Jinaki, Nakishia Freeman, Sandra Barbieri, Tonya Mosley with glass art demos by Wayne Smith.

 

Handmade Scarves by Barbara Cheives

Handmade Scarves by Barbara Cheives

 

 

 

Collaboration started as a showcase of artists, presented in homes, businesses and other alternative spaces allowing artwork to be viewed by clients in unique environments. It allows the artists to intermingle with potential clients one on one and develop a personal relationship with the public at large.

 

 

Doll Piz by Kianga

Doll Piz by Kianga Jinaki

 

Enjoy the opportunity to mix and mingle while enjoying exceptional art and holiday cheer. The fun includes refreshments, music by DJ Kyle ‘Thought’ Holder, and a Friday night art raffle.

 

Handmade Pillows by Barbara Cheives

Handmade Pillows by Barbara Cheives

 

 

 

 

Fabric Art by Kianga Jinaki

Fabric Art by Kianga Jinaki

 

This remarkable event is supported by The West Palm Beach CRA – Northwood Village and Lot 23 Studio.

Please refer all questions to Trina Slade Burks at 561-842-5724 or Barbara Cheives at 561-351-6864.

 

 

 

 

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McMow Art Glass’ Annual Holiday Party Gives YOU the Gifts!

You won’t want to miss McMow’s BIGGEST Day of the Year!!!  Come and enjoy incredible holiday discounts, special give-a-ways, presentations with special guest artists, and yummy refreshments! In addition, on Tuesday, December 9th, attendees will have a chance to win glass blowing classes from Benzaiten Center for Creative Arts. The Rickie Report shares the details and can’t wait to see you there!

 

 

 

 

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McMow Art Glass’ Annual Holiday Party

Tuesday, December 9th

6 – 9 pm

 

 

You won’t want to miss McMow’s BIGGEST Day of the Year!!!
Come and enjoy incredible holiday discounts, special give-a-ways, presentations with special guest artists, and yummy refreshments!

 

 

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7 – 8 pm

 

A Special Presentation by the Benzaiten Center for Creative Arts
Learn about this NEW addition to beautiful Lake Worth and meet Master Glass Blower Rick Eggert.
In addition, Benzaiten will be giving away several glass blowing classes to attendees!
www.benzaitencenter.org

 

 

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8 – 9 pm

Master Glass Crafter Randy Wardell will be presenting his newest products and design techniques!

Do you love fused glass? Let Randy demonstrate how to take your glass fusing to the next level.

He will be making a few special announcements, as well as offering discounts on his upcoming Master Class.  www.wardellpublications.com

 

 

Seating is limited for our presentations so please R.S.V.P.

by calling (561) 585-9011 x100 or emailing retail@mcmow.com

 

 

Our NEW CLASS SCHEDULE will be released at our Holiday Party and all classes will be 20% OFF!

Some of our exciting new classes include a 2 day Mosaic arts workshop with a special guest artist, Master Classes in glass fusing and casting, and specialty stained glass classes!

 

For more information about McMow Art Glass

please visit: www.mcmow.com

701 North Dixie Hwy. Lake Worth, FL. 33460
Phone: 561.585.9011 EXT 106

 

 

 


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Wellington Art Society Features Resource Depot at Holiday Meeting

The Wellington Art Society is a primary resource for artist networking in Palm Beach County.  Artists of all mediums are welcome to their meetings, which feature some social time as well as a demonstration or presentation.  This month’s Holiday Meeting will be held on December 10th.  Mark your calendars because Resource Depot will be giving the demonstration!  The Rickie Report is a firm believer in recycling and using these materials for creative endeavors.  We share the information and some inspiring photos of previous Resource Depot projects.  ALERT:  There are still openings for the WAS Art Fest! 

 

 

 

 

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 WELLINGTON ART SOCIETY

FEATURED DEMONSTRATOR:

RESOURCE DEPOT

HOLIDAY MEETING

 

Wednesday December 10 

 

6 – 9 pm

Wellington Community Center

12165 West Forest Hill Blvd. Wellington, FL

 

The Wellington Art Society will hold a Holiday Party on Wednesday, December 10, 2014 at the Wellington Community Center beginning at 6 PM. At 7 PM there will be a brief meeting which will include a member spotlight for current works or works in progress. There will be a fabulous raffle following the demonstration.

 

 

 

 

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RESOURCE DEPOT

The featured demonstrator and speaker will be a member of the “Salvage Squad” from Resource Depot in West Palm Beach. Resource Depot is a wonderland of materials that are revived, repurposed and redistributed to those committed to creative exploration through reuse. The Depot collects business discards, samples and scraps that would otherwise go into landfills, thus preserving and protecting the environment. Materials such as foam, plastic, wood and fabric are donated free back to educators, parents children and seniors and other non-profit agencies. This unique business/education partnership helps to solve the lack of materials used by educators by providing donated materials.

 

 

 

 

Child Enjoying Couch Cushion Coral Reef

Child Enjoying Couch Cushion Coral Reef (Artwork donated back to Resource Depot by local artist and teacher, Brent McAhren, a longtime member, who created it)

 

 

 

 

Resource Depot is Palm Beach County’s nonprofit center for creative reuse, a place where the community can give stuff, get stuff and make stuff, all utilizing things that would have otherwise found their way into the landfill.  The community is welcome to shop for free reusable project supplies, learn upcycling techniques or purchase the work of local artists in the EcoChic Boutique, bring a class for a field trip, and of course, donate their own surplus for reuse. Donations, which run the gamut from paper of all shapes and sizes, foam, containers, record albums, fabric from sample pieces to bolts, books, binders, and much more, were all donated by local businesses and individuals to be reused instead of wasted.

 

 

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Teachers, parents, artists and nonprofits (basically, anyone with a will to create) can join as annual members for unlimited visits or purchase a one-time pass, to choose from a warehouse full of things to incorporate into their next project.

 

Resource Depot Marbling Workshop

Resource Depot Marbling Workshop

 

 

Educating the community on ways they can reuse at home, in the studio or in the classroom is a major component of their mission, and they offer “make and take” workshops, gallery openings, and, with the support of several grants, bring art with an eco-friendly twist to students in Title I schools, aftercare programs and local hospitals, who might not otherwise have the opportunity to create.

 

Resource Depot Hula Hoop Workshop

Resource Depot Hula Hoop Workshop

Resource Depot Summer Camp

Resource Depot Summer Camp

Resource Depot Prime Time Kids Activities

Resource Depot Prime Time Kids Activities

 

  • Summer Camp 
  • Homeschool Group
  • Collaboration with Eg2
  • Oxbridge Art Install: One of our Artist in Residence Sarah Knouse’s students hanging his work, created from Resource Depot materials, in our exhibition gallery.
  • Galle-RE Friday Hula Hoop Weaving: One of the guests at the October Gallery opening, in partnership with Eg2 – Educational Gallery Group, weaving on a hula hoop using yarn, t-shirt pieces and plarn (yarn created from plastic bags).
  • Giant Styrofoam Shark: this shark was a student-created parade float, made with a wood frame and Styrofoam gathered from Resource Depot, and donated back to us after the event.
  • Prime Time: Our grant-funded “ReImagine Your World” program is a 6-week workshop with aftercare students, highlighting our environmental impact, and ways to creatively reduce waste in our own surroundings.
  • Parents, teachers and artists are welcome!

 

Shark Parade!

Shark Parade!

The Depot has many community sponsors and partners such as the United Way, Solid Waste Authority , Children’s Services Council of Palm Beach County, the Cultural Council of Palm Beach County, Whole Foods and Florida Power and Light. Resource Depot offers workshops teaching creative reuse for students of all ages, teachers and DIY workshops for wish families and adults. They are always looking for volunteers and donations of all kinds. Their web site has a wish list of requested donations .

Check Out Resource Depot’s  Trash Bucket Challenge video:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wCuVAP0yDTY

 

Please visit : www.resourcedepot.net for more information, and join the creative reuse movement online on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram and Pinterest.  (561) 882-0090 x. 104

Consider, create, connect with us on Facebook :: Twitter :: Instagram :: Pinterest

Resource Depot…connecting our community’s educators with reusable resources.

 

 

STILL ROOM FOR ENTRIES!!!!!!!

 

 

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For more information about The Wellington Art Society please contact:

Emerging artists, new residents of the area or any artist are welcome to attend the Wellington Art Society meetings. WAS offers a wide variety of venues for members to show and sell their work in the community.

Donna Donelan, President/Publicity 561-801-2144

dwdonelan325@comcast.net

or Visit:

www.WellingtonArtSociety.org or wellingtonartsociety.blogspot.com

 

 

 

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Calling All Creative People to Delray Beach Center for the Arts!

Calling all creative people!  The Delray Beach Center for the Arts Will Host an Open House at the School of Creative Arts Saturday, December 13th. The Open House offers an opportunity for new and returning students to meet or re-connect with the art, photography and writing instructors. New students who register for a class or workshop at the Open House will receive four (4) passes to the Cornell Museum of Art (good through 9/30/15). All visitors to the Open House can enjoy an impressive exhibition of art and photography, created by students currently enrolled in the School. The works are currently on display in the Crest Theatre galleries through January 11th.  The Rickie Report is happy to share the details!

 

 

 

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 OPEN HOUSE

Saturday, December 13th

10 am – Noon

51 N. Swinton Avenue, Delray Beach 33444

 

 

 

Calling all creative people! Delray Beach Center for the Arts invites you to explore your options at the School of Creative Arts! The Center will host an Open House on Saturday, December 13th from 10 a.m. to 12 noon. Delray Beach Center for the Arts is located at 51 N. Swinton Avenue, Delray Beach 33444.

 

 

 

Delray Beach Center For the Arts Open House

Delray Beach Center For the Arts Open House

 

The School of Creative Arts is located in the studios and classrooms on the second floor of the Crest Theatre building. The School offers beginner through master level classes and workshops in art, photography and writing. Day and evening classes are available for adults and youth during fall/winter and spring/summer semesters.

 

 

 

Delray Beach Center for the Arts Open House

Delray Beach Center for the Arts Open House

 

 

The Open House offers an opportunity for new and returning students to meet or re-connect with the art, photography and writing instructors. New students who register for a class or workshop at the Open House will receive four (4) passes to the Cornell Museum of Art (good through 9/30/15). All visitors to the Open House can enjoy an impressive exhibition of art and photography, created by students currently enrolled in the School. The works are currently on display in the Crest Theatre galleries through January 11th.

 

Delray Beach Center for the Arts Open House

Delray Beach Center for the Arts Open House

 

In addition to receiving class and workshop information, those looking to connect with an art or photography Meetup group can learn about two groups associated with the School of Creative Arts. Meetup.com/Art-Out-Of-School and Meetup.com/Photography-The-Art-Of-Seeing are active groups with missions to promote art and photography and help members expand their creative potential.

 

 

Delray Beach Center for the Arts Open House

Delray Beach Center for the Arts Open House

 

 

Now celebrating its 25th Anniversary Season, Delray Beach Center for the Arts offers “a total arts experience™” through events, theater, exhibits and learning opportunities. The historic campus includes the intimate Crest Theatre (in the restored 1925 Delray High School building) the Cornell Museum of Art (in the 1913 Delray Elementary building), and the Vintage Gymnasium (c. 1925). The Pavilion, which opened in 2002, hosts outdoor concerts and festivals. The School of Creative Arts (located on the second floor of the Crest Theatre) offers art, photography and writing classes and workshops. The Center also serves as a venue for community, corporate, private and media events. For information on performances, exhibits, classes or facility rentals, call 561-243-7922 or visit DelrayArts.org.

 

Delray Beach Center for the Arts Open House

Delray Beach Center for the Arts Open House

 

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Ceramic League’s Holiday Exhibit and Sale Offers Demonstrations and Ideal Gifts

The Ceramic League of the Palm Beaches announces its Annual Holiday Exhibit and Sale.  It features ceramics, sculpture, paintings, fused glass, mixed media, encaustic wax, wood art and jewelry created by Ceramic League of the Palm Beaches members.  There will be a large selection of art for your holiday gift giving!  The event is Free and open to the public. The Rickie Report shares the information and some photos.  The quality of work here is professional.  Don’t miss this chance to meet the artists and purchase hand made gifts that are meaningful.

 

 

 

 

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The Ceramic League of the Palm Beaches

Holiday EXHIBIT and SALE

Exhibit & Sale:

 

Thursday December 11 through Sunday December 14

11 am to 9 pm

Free Public Reception:

 

Friday, Dec. 12th    6 to 9pm

Refreshments, Demos & Great Clay Art!!!

 

 

Artisans On The Ave

630 Lake Avenue      Lake Worth, Fl. 33460

561-582-3300

 

or

561- 762-8162

 

 

 

 

Ceramic Sculpture by Jaon Carew

Ceramic Sculpture by Joan Carew

 

 

The Ceramic League of the Palm Beaches annual Holiday Sale and Exhibit’s opening reception is on Friday, December 12th, from 5 to 9 p.m. Artists will demonstrate art techniques while guests enjoy refreshments and wine. Original art by League members includes pottery, sculpture, fused glass, mixed media, ornaments and Judaica art. Ceramic League members create fine-crafted art objects ideal for home décor and gift giving. The show runs through Thursday, December 11 through Sunday, December 14th from 11 a.m. to 9 p.m.

 

Vases by Georgiana Novotny

Vases by Georgia Novotny

 

Ceramic League artists will be present each day to chat with visitors about the clay and its many uses as an art form.  There will be ceramics, sculpture, paintings, fused glass, mixed media, encaustic wax, wood art and jewelry created by Ceramic League of the Palm Beaches members.

 

Ceramic Figures by Susan Saladino

Ceramic Figures by Susan Saladino

 

The Ceramic League of the Palm Beaches, Inc. established in 1971 is a non-profit artist group dedicated to the advancement in the education of its artist members, as well as promoting public interest in the appreciation of ceramic arts in the Palm Beach County community. Proceeds from League events are awarded each year as a scholarship to further the recipient’s career in the ceramic arts.

 

 

Vase by Georgina Novotny

Vase by Georgia Novotny

 

For more information please contact:
Betty Wilson, President of the Ceramic League of the Palm Beaches
(561) 762-8162; Potteryme@comcast.net
www.ceramicleaguepalmbeaches.org

 

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Artists Need Gifts! Black Friday Specials Are Here At Jerry’s Artarama

Don’t forget the artists on your gift list!  Jerry’s Artarama is having some specials for the biggest shopping day after Thanksgiving.  The Rickie Report shares the details here.

 

 

 

 

 

Jerry’s Artarama

2505 Okeechobee Boulevard ( Suite Q)

West Palm Beach, FL 33409

561-684-7036

http://westpalm.jerrysartaramastores.com

 

 

 

 

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Jerry’s Artarama is “The candy store for artists!” Their VIP membership is FREE and with it, you get special deals throughout the year. Check out the deals!   For more information about this and other offerings at Jerry’s Artarama please visit:

http://www.westpalmbeach-jerrys.com

 

 

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Rickie Leiter, Publisher

The Rickie Report

P.O.Box 33423

Palm Beach Gardens, FL 33420

Rickie@therickiereport.com

561-537-0291

Artisans on the Ave Present: “Water” In, Under and Around!

Artisans on the Ave will present a new exhibit, “Water” In, Under and Around beginning Saturday, December 6th in Lake Worth.  Come and see the art  emporium of which decorator, Carleton Varney said, “My visit around the shop took me to fantasy lands of talent, and I can truly say, in my career, I have not seen a collection of artisan pieces as good.” (See more at:  http://www.palmbeachdailynews.com/news/news/local/gallery-displays-fantasy-lands-of-talent/nhqBj/#sthash.Km69LFZQ.dpuf ).  The Rickie Report shares the details and some sneak peeks here.

 

 

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Artisans On The Ave

Presents:

“Water” In, Under and Around!

Saturday, December 6, 2014     6-9pm

 

630 Lake Ave        Lake Worth, FL. 33460

561-582-3300

www.ArtisansOnTheAve.com

 

 

 

"Sail Boat" by Julie Sylvester

“Sail Boat” by Julie Sylvester

 

Julie Sylvester’s current medium of fantasy seashells creates ”Life from Nature”. Her exquisite shell art transforms into jewelry, sea turtles, boats, dragons, lighthouses, menorahs and Christmas décor. Her mirrors and floral arrangements will bring the tropics into your home.

 

Irene Jalowayski's "Dolphin Table"

Irene Jalowayski’s “Dolphin Table”

Irene Jalowayski is a glass artist who is inspired by all of the modern abstract artists of the 20th century. She works with bright colors and creates pieces of Judaica, gift items and jewelry. Irene works with both fused glass and cast glass creating lovely pieces of art. Irene’s Dolphin Table featuring swimming dolphins, starfish and shells show the beautiful blue hues of the ocean.

 

 

Gabriele Kraus' Photography

Gabriele Kraus’ Photography

Gabriele Kraus’s paintings and photography show sensibility and beauty in the simple object of the ocean. Gabriele is constantly seeking new ways to create art that leaves the observer wondering about her abstract creation of nature and daily objects. She always has in mind to create something beautiful, bringing smiles and happiness into the world.

 

 

 

Tammy Seymour's "Ocean Dwellers"

Tammy Seymour’s “Ocean Dwellers”

Tamara Seymour’s paintings capture the ocean and its surroundings. Her art inspired by nature and her travels turn into wonderful watercolors of fish, turtles, flamingos, sailboats, pelicans and palm trees. Tammy’s art reflects her environment with its incredible range of rich and sun drenched colors.

 

 

Del Foxton's "Turquoise Waters"

Del Foxton’s “Turquoise Waters”

Del Foxton’s artistry in handmade paper wall hangings is created with exotic materials from in, under and around the ocean using shells, leaves, flowers, seaweed, banana, mulberry trees, and papyrus & hibiscus bushes. As a contemporary eco artist she is honoring our environment while indulging her passion of handmade paper.

 

 

Betty Wilson's "Fish"

Betty Wilson’s “Fish”

Betty Wilson’s enjoyment of fused glass and pottery takes her on an imaginary trip to the beach. Each original fish with their vivid colors and joyful light will be a delight to all. Working with clay, glass and paint allows Betty to share her talents and love of art without words.

 

"Sailboats" by Betty Wilson and Irene Jalowayski

“Sailboats” by Betty Wilson and Irene Jalowayski

Irene Jalowayski and Betty Wilson will be exhibiting a large fused glass sculpture collaborated and created together. It is a large ocean wave of clear and blue glass with three lovely sailboats moving along the ocean water.

 

For more information about Artisans on the Ave please call  

561-582-3300

www.ArtisansOnTheAve.com

Betty Wilson  561-762-8162    Or    Linda Manganaro  561-308-7263

 

 

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

15th Annual Downtown Delray Beach Thanksgiving Weekend Art Festival Offers Specialty Holiday Buying plus FREE Art Giveaway

One of the most popular Art Festivals returns to Downtown Delray Beach Thanksgiving Weekend!  On November 29 & 30, 2014, the 15th Annual Downtown Delray Beach Thanksgiving Weekend Art Festival offers unique gift ideas for alternative holiday shopping, free art giveaway, live music. 200 artists from the United States will transform 4th Avenue, intersecting Atlantic Avenue, in Downtown Delray Beach into an outdoor art gallery with original fine artwork on display and for sale. The artistic media include paintings, life size sculptures, photography, glass, wood, jewelry, collage and mixed media. There will be a FREE Art Giveaway by Michelle Cobble.  The Rickie Report shares the information here and features the artwork of Jeffrey and Michelle Cobble plus Ilkin Deniz, a hyper-realistic painter.

 

 

 

15th Annual

Downtown Delray Beach Thanksgiving

Weekend Art Festival

Saturday, November 29th

&

Sunday, November 30th

 

10:00 am – 5:00 pm

Intersection of 4th Avenue and Atlantic Avenue in Downtown Delray Beach
(Along NE & SE 4th Avenue, north and south of Atlantic Avenue)
Navigational Address: 330 E. Atlantic Avenue, Delray Beach, FL 33483

Free and open to the public

info@artfestival.com or 561-746-6615

 

Downtown Delray Beach welcomes back it’s signature Fall Art Fair November 29 & 30. This Thanksgiving Weekend Art Festival has been ranked among the 100 Best Fine Art and Design Shows in America by Sunshine Artist magazine. The two-day event will feature a wide array of artwork with broad appeal, eclectic holiday gift options, live music and a free art giveaway. The artistic media represented include paintings, life size sculptures, photography, glass, wood, jewelry, collage mixed media and ceramics. A portion of the proceeds will benefit the Delray Beach Downtown Development Authority.

 

 

 

The festival presents holiday shoppers with an alternative to crowded malls and offers a vast selection of handcrafted items for those seeking unique gifts while offering art enthusiasts and collectors the opportunity to explore the original and eclectic mix of artwork by 200 of the finest artists in the country.

 

 

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"The Dance" by Cobble Art FREE ART GIVEAWAY

“The Dance” by Cobble Art FREE ART GIVEAWAY

 

Michelle and Jeffrey Cobble have a deep respect and love for nature and animals. They tell The Rickie Report, “Together, we have dedicated our time attempting to communicate this in our photography. From the Everglades in Florida to the wilderness of Alaska, our passion is documenting the natural beauty of America and its wildlife. Whether it is a landscape or wildlife, we try to capture its unique character with our images. Every aspect of what you see here was performed by our family, from capturing the image, to selecting and crafting the frame. We sign and number every print, use only the finest materials available and put our hearts in every image. We hope you enjoy”.

 

 

A free art giveaway will feature the work of exhibiting artist Michelle Cobble. The giveaway prize, a 26”x 32” signed and framed print of her photograph titled “The Dance”, valued at $350.00, will be on display in her booth where registration will also take place. There will be no purchase or fee required to participate in this giveaway and the winner will be announced during the final hour of the art show. To learn more about this talented artist and explore her work go to www.cobble-art.com.

 

ILKIN DENIZ

 

 

"Early Morning" by Ilkin Deniz

“Early Morning” by Ilkin Deniz

 

Ilkin Deniz’s journey of painting started before he went to elementary
school in Turkey and continued with commissioned drawings of cartoons for comics, studying at the graphic department of fine art of a fine Turkish Art School, ( Mimar Sinan Fine Arts University) and holding exhibitions composed of distinct illustrative drawings of his early years. His painting life lasted in Istanbul until his thirties and now continues in Florida where he lives with his wife.

Painting by Ilkin Den

Painting by Ilkin Deniz


These fine paintings bring to America the elusive charm and feeling of
Mediterranean – poor boats wandering the blue waters of charming Istanbul to catch fish. Bought by painting collectors of America, the beautiful paintings of his continued adventure painting seas and boats have shown to the world of art that these talented hands of the Mediterranean earned the outstanding reputation with his canvas, paints, mind and soul.

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Painting by Ilkin Deniz


When we observe the paintings of Ilkin Deniz, we see the following:
The soul of a boat resting in the unique harmony of the blue of the sky
with another blue of the water which perhaps is whispering a hope in the
distant horizon.

 

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“Dream” by Ilkin Deniz


In another unseen horizon, prayers send to the God are secretly collected in a boat on shore. In that painting, the wise Goddess Athena is carrying from the depth of the see Odysseus who was captivated at the see by the boat in the painting.

"Old Boat" by Ilkin Deniz

“Old Boat” by Ilkin Deniz


Sorrow and loneliness freed from the sharp light of the Mediterranean
have hidden in that painting, manifesting themselves through the boat.
By owning and displaying one of the paintings of Ilkin Deniz, you don’t
possess an ordinary painting, rather you come in touch with the
unity of the melancholic charm of the Mediterranean with the boundless
blue of ocean.

 

"Turkish Boat" by Ilkin Deniz

“Turkish Boat” by Ilkin Deniz

 

 

For more information about Ilkin Deniz’ artwork please visit:

http://www.ilkindeniz.com

 

 

Information At-A-Glance:

 

  • Free Admission
  • 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 are hand-selected by an independent panel of expert judges from hundreds of applicants
  • All artists are on site for duration of festival
  • Vast array of artistic media including paintings, sculptures, photography, ceramics, glass, wood, handmade jewelry, collage, mixed media
  • Free Art Giveaway – featuring the work of participating artist Michelle Cobble

 

 

 

About Howard Alan Events:

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 15th Annual Downtown Delray Beach Thanksgiving Weekend Art Festival and other Howard Alan Events art and craft shows across the country, visit www.artfestival.com or call 561-746-6615.

 

 

 

 

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