The Art of Literature: Call for Entries

The Artists of Palm Beach County’s understanding of the symbiotic relationship between literature and art brings a new CALL FOR ENTRIES.  ”LITERARTURE 2014″  will be an art exhibit honoring books.  A percentage of the sales will benefit the Friends of Lake Park Library.  2D and 3D entries are encouraged.  The Rickie Report shares the information.  We can’t wait to see what you enter!

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Artists of Palm Beach County

PRESENTS

LITERARTURE 2014

 

You can’t have literature without art

an exhibit in honor of books to benefit

The Friends of the Lake Park Public Library

Giving Back to the Community

15% of sales will be donated

A juried exhibition of 2D and 3D works by Palm Beach County artists

August 15 to September 29, 2014

Opening Reception:  Friday, August 15, 2014   5 – 8 pm

Art on Park Gallery    (Monday through Saturday 12 PM to 6 PM)

800 Park Avenue     Lake Park, Florida 33403      561-345-2842

The theme of this exhibit is the “Art of Literature.”

Works will reflect or represent images of books, authors, famous novels, plays or poetry.

For Submission Information FOLLOW THIS LINK:

http://www.artistsofpalmbeachcounty.org/eventdetail.php?261

http://www.artistsofpalmbeachcounty.com/

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

When is a Book More (or less) than a Book – And What is a “book”? Visiting the Jaffe Center for Book Arts

The Jaffe Center for Book Arts is located at Florida Atlantic University’s Wimberly Library in Boca Raton, Florida.  The Rickie Report wants to thank Paula Marcus for bringing this gem to our attention. An excursion to the Center gave us a lot of food for thought:  What IS a book?  Director, John Cutrone, introduces visitors to a bevy of possibilities.  The Rickie Report shares an overview of the Center and suggests you ( individually or with a small group) take a tour or sign up for some of the fascinating classes.  Spread the word – Books are here in all shapes, sizes, materials — and beyond your imagination!
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Books As Aesthetic Objects

Together with his late wife, Mata, Arthur Jaffe donated their collection of books as aesthetic objects, built for over 50 years, to FAU in 1998. Rather than being the end of something, that donation was an inspired beginning, garnering an enthusiastic group of loyal supporters that grows with each passing year. Arthur is a graduate of Penn State University and was a partner in Jaffe Department Stores  (Ohio and Pennsylvania) before he and Mata moved to Boca Raton in the 1980s. He is at the JCBA most days (very often coming in with a new book under his arm) and loves to show books to visitors and groups. Arthur’s not so sure he has a favorite book… but the book that may have inspired all that has lead to where we are now? Robinson Crusoe by Daniel Defoe.
One of the many PopUp Books in the Jaffe Collection (Photo Courtesy of Candace Kahan)

One of the many PopUp Books in the Jaffe Collection (Photo Courtesy of Candace Kahan)

There is great breadth to this collection.  It encompasses not just artists’ books and limited editions, but also books that just appealed to the collecting sensibilities of the Jaffes. As such, there is much here that would be found in traditional libraries.

 

 

"Prayer Book" from the Jaffe Collection  (Photo Courtesy of Candace Kahan)

“Prayer Book” from the Jaffe Collection (Photo Courtesy of Candace Kahan)

 

 

 

There is great focus given to the artists’ book and on all aspects of the Book Arts: artists using the book as a means of artistic expression, fine bindings, limited edition printings, hand paper making and paper decoration, and indeed any of the handcrafts that artisans use to create books.

 

 

John Cutrone shows Various Pages of "Prayer Book"  (Photo courtesy of Candace Kahan

John Cutrone shows  incised and hand written pages of Book (Photo courtesy of Candace Kahan)

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BOOK ARTS  CLASS

To Register
Click the date below, which will open an email that you can send to John Cutrone, JCBA Director. Sending the email, with your contact information, will begin the registration process:

Tuition Schedule
Self-determined (your tuition is a gift to the JCBA Education Fund).

 

September is that time of year when we here in Florida begin to get a little punch drunk on summer. The heat and humidity have been with us for so long, it’s hard to imagine life without them. Each day is very much the same as the one that came before it and the next day will probably be just like today: About 90 degrees, sunny, with a good chance of an afternoon thunderstorm. What we need is a little change of pace. What we need is a good escape.

 

John Cutrone Shows Pages of a Book, created with heat and fire  (Photo Courtesy of Rickie Leiter)

John Cutrone Shows Pages of a Book, created with heat and fire (Photo Courtesy of Rickie Leiter)

 

 

JCBA has just the ticket. We can change you into a book artist (and a cool one at that) with this three and a half hour introductory immersion in the Jaffe Center for Book Arts. We’ll begin with a screening of a 20-minute video about JCBA and the amazing collection of artists’ books that is at its core. We’ll follow this with an in-depth viewing of some of the artists’ books in the collection––books that will entertain, inspire, and astound.

 

 

John Cutrone displays small books that have been removed from medication containers  (Photo Courtesy of Candace Kahan)

John Cutrone displays small books that have been placed in clear pill containers (Photo Courtesy of Candace Kahan)

 

 

We’ll honor summer by finding some particularly summery books from the collection… and maybe even encourage summer to pack its bags by conjuring some books that bring to mind cooler, more varied days. Expect a summertime story or two, as well, from the instructor’s cache of Convivio Dispatches from Lake Worth.

 

John Cutrone demonstrates Book Pages flapping - part of the story the book tells  (Photo Courtesy Rickie Leiter)

John Cutrone Demonstrates Book Pages flapping – part of the story this book tells (Photo Courtesy Caren Hackman)

 

 

 

Afterwards, we’ll move on to the JCBA Letterpress Studio, where each participant will print a sheet of paper from type set by hand out of JCBA’s collection of historic wood type. These sheets will be the covers for the books we’ll make, a brief history of the book arts that we’ll bind by hand in the Single Signature Pamphlet stitch, a simple bookbinding technique that you can use again and again in your own book projects.

 

John Cutrone shows one end of symbol story book

John Cutrone shows one end of symbol story book

Arthur Jaffe holds end of symbol story book  (Photos courtesy of Rickie Leiter)

Arthur Jaffe holds end of symbol story book (Photos courtesy of Rickie Leiter)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

You’ll go home with a book you made yourself––one that you can read as sleep calls later that night, as you reflect on the new outlook on books (and maybe even life) that you’ve found earlier that evening at JCBA. “For there is great joy in knowing how to do things.” All levels are welcome!

John Cutrone shows postcard book, personalized by the artist.  (Photo courtesy of Candace Kahan)

John Cutrone shows postcard book, personalized by the artist. (Photo courtesy of Candace Kahan)

Thank you to John Cutrone, Director and the Jaffe Center for Book Arts website for this material.

For more information about classes or tours, please contact:

John Cutrone, Director
JCBA: Jaffe Center for Book Arts
Florida Atlantic University Wimberly Library
777 Glades Road
Boca Raton, Florida 33431www.jaffecollection.org
www.facebook.com/jaffecenterforbookarts

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

Zonta Club’s “Festi-Fall” Arts and Crafts Show Calls for Artists and Vendors

The  “Festi-Fall” Arts and Crafts Show is being organized by the Zonta Club of Greater Deerfield Beach. The event is Saturday, September 27th. Artists and vendors are urged to apply quickly, before this indoor show fills up!  It takes place at the Emma Lou Olson Civic Center  in Pompano Beach, a popular and busy venue for all types of community activities.  This article includes the general information and application form.  The Rickie Report shares this Call to Artists and looks forward to hearing from you when you get accepted!

 

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 “Festi-Fall” Arts and Crafts Show

Organized by

the Zonta Club of Greater Deerfield Beach  

             

SATURDAY, SEPTEMBER 27, 2014     

 

10 am – 3 pm

 

Emma Lou Olson Civic Center

1801 NE 6th Street

Pompano Beach, FL

 

 

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 Zonta International seeks to advance the status of women worldwide by improving the legal, political, economic, educational, health and professional status of women at the global and local levels through service and advocacy.  The Greater Deerfield Beach Club is sponsoring an Arts and Crafts Festival on Saturday, September 27th as a fundraiser for their goals.  

 

 

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Artists, crafters and vendors are welcome to apply to this event.  It takes place at the Emma Lou Olson Civic Center (originally Pompano Beach Civic Center). It is located at 1801 NE 6th Street in Pompano Beach, one block west of Federal Hwy and six blocks north of Atlantic Blvd.  Regular classes and events are held at this community center Monday through Saturday throughout the year.

 

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Zonta International seeks to advance the status of women worldwide by improving the legal, political, economic, educational, health and professional status of women at the global and local levels through service and advocacy. With the generosity and collective action of Zontians and friends around the world, Zonta International has supported projects in 57 countries, provided scholarships and awards to women around the globe, and been a powerful advocate for change in our local and international communities, thereby transforming the world and women’s place in it.

 

 

 

APPLICATION

Name (please print)___________________________

Business Name____________________________

Telephone___________________________________

Cell phone________________________________

Address_______________________________

City/State__________________________Zip Code______

Email/Web Address_______________________________________________

 

Category (check): ___FINE ARTS  ___ CRAFTS   ____JEWELRY ____ OTHER  (Explain_______________)

• Fine Arts:  All media artwork, photography,  pottery, handpainted original objects, quilting, or any mixed media.

• Crafts:  Handmade crafts, holiday arrangements/crafts

• Jewelry: Handcrafted jewelry from precious materials (gold, silver, gemstones, etc.) and/or non-precious materials (wood, clay, glass, etc.), vintage jewelry

• Other:  Local businesses, support groups,  special  organizations, miscellaneous crafts,  foods

 

 

Booth Fee approx 8’ x 8’ (Includes one 6’ Table) 

Due with application, no later than September 15, 2014

____Booth Space (includes one table): $40.00

____Two Booth Spaces (includes two tables):  $75.00

____Food Vendors (refer to special form)       ____Sponsors (refer to special form)

Booth fees are deposited upon receipt and refunded if applicant is not accepted into the event.

 

Release and Indemnity: In consideration of mutual benefits, I agree to abide by the rules established by the Zonta Club of Greater Deerfield Beach which I have carefully read and which are listed and made part of this contract. The Zonta Club of Greater Deerfield Beach will not be responsible for any injury that may arise to exhibitors or guests while they are within the space set aside for exhibitors, or for loss or damage to any property from any cause whatsoever during the period of this festival. Further, in consideration of the Festi-fall providing us with space for the display and sale of our various products, goods and other valuable wares, do hereby release the Zonta Club of Greater Deerfield Beach, City of Pompano Beach, Community Redevelopment Agency, and any of their members, employees, directors or volunteers from any liability for the loss or damage of product, personal injury or property damage.   I acknowledge full responsibility for all my activities at the Festi-fall and for those assisting me and I agree to defend, hold harmless and indemnify the Zonta Club of Greater Deerfield Beach, City of Pompano Beach, Community Redevelopment Agency, for any damages, attorney’s fees or costs of any legal action resulting from any claims in which they, their members, employees, agents or volunteers are made parties defendant.  This Release and Indemnity Agreement applies for the duration of the Festi-fall as scheduled and to any claims made within the applicable Statute of Limitations for a loss occurring during that time period.

 

Date_______________

Applicant’s Signature_________________________________

Print Name________________________________________

 

Payment :

 Check Enclosed is my check /money order payable to ZONTA CLUB OF GREATER DEERFIELD BEACH

Amount of check/money order:  $________

 

 

GENERAL INFORMATION

 

Setups for this event will be in the auditorium/banquet hall and stage area.  Spaces will be assigned on a first-come, first-serve basis after applications are received and accepted.

 

GENERAL RULES

 

  1. Participants and/or assistants must tend their booth for the length of the show (Saturday, September 27, 10am to 3pm). Set ups begin NO EARLIER than 8:00am  Participants must have all work unpacked and on display by 10am. NO EARLY breakdown of booths allowed.
  2. Each participant is responsible for providing a display unit that is attractive and suitable for crowd visibility. Booth spaces can accommodate a 8’ x 8’ area. Electricity is not provided. The participant’s set up, including personal materials, must be contained within their space.
  3. Each participant sells directly to the public and must individually comply and is responsible for collection of 6% Florida State Sales Tax.
  4. Your space is reserved when payment clears. Deposited checks returned by the bank will void entry to the show.
  5. The Show organizers reserve the right to request the removal of any inappropriate work or display.
  6. Applications and booth fees MUST BE POSTMARKED by 09/15/14. Notification will be sent by email.   Participants whose work is not accepted will be notified and all fees returned. Participants who are accepted will receive an information packet.
  7. A reservation is a commitment to show and no refunds will be made for cancellations after 09/19/14. There will be no cancellation refunds due to weather, etc.

 

 

EXHIBITOR RULES AND POLICIES

 

  1. All display work is preferred to be handcrafted by the displaying participant; however commercial products or company-produced products, and resale products are only permitted at the discretion of show organizers.
  2. Use of space is restricted to the participant(s) whose name appears on the application. No booth sharing permitted.
  3. We reserve the right to remove any questionable, non-approved display work from the show.
  4. Booth areas must look professional at all times.
  5. Food participants must have necessary food permits as required by Florida Agriculture Dept.

 

AT THE EVENT

 

  1. Participants must be present and maintain booth throughout the day of the event.   Booth sitters will be available if necessary.
  2. All works displayed must be for sale.
  3. Participants are required to load in between 8:00am and  9:00am on Saturday, September 27, 2014.
  4. No animals are allowed in or around the participants’ booths.
  5. All applicants are asked to supply Zonta Club with ONE DONATED ITEM that can be used as a raffle-type item….value $15+.

 

 

AT CLOSE OF EVENT

  1. Participants are responsible for clean up and trash removal of your assigned area.  Civic Center staff will be available to give directions regarding trash removal.
  2. All activities, including breakdown and cleanup, must be completed by 5pm.

 

 

Mail booth fee & application to:

Zonta Club of Greater Deerfield Beach

PO Box 315

Deerfield Beach FL  33443

 

 

For information: elilly707@aol.com   or  purplady1@aol.com

Phone:  Emily Lilly at (561) 299-8684

 www.zontadeerfieldbeach.org

 

 

 

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

Rickie Leiter, Publisher

The Rickie Report

P.O.Box 33423

Palm Beach Gardens, FL 33420

Rickie@therickiereport.com

561-537-0291

Call For 2D and 3D Entries! All Mediums Welcome

Clay Glass Metal Stone Gallery is posting TWO, separate CALLS to ARTISTS. The first “Homages to October” invites artists with a feline focus: “A CAT-o-STROPHIC Event” and the second focuses on the Mexican celebration “Day(s) of the Dead”.  The Rickie Report knows there are only 40 spaces available, so send in your entries!  We cannot wait to publicize these exhibits and show your creativity. All the details and applications are here.

 

 

CLAY GLASS METAL STONE GALLERY

 

Two Separate “Calls to Artists” 

Homages to October

(Two Invitational group art exhibits for the Month of October)

#1-”A CAT-o-STROPHIC Event”  

Opening Reception- Friday, October 3- Tuesday, October 14

#2-“Day(s) of the Dead”  

Opening Reception- Friday, October 17- Tuesday, November 4

Each exhibit is limited to 40 Artists

 

GUIDELINES

For “A CAT-O-STROPHIC Event”  (Interpretations of Cats in Any Arts Medium)

Open to 2D and 3D Artists in all mediums. 

Artists may enter up to 2 pieces of current work, conforming to the following criteria: 

    • A completed application form, up to 3 JPEG images in E-MAIL and $25.00 entry fee must be received by deadline of 3pm Tuesday, September 30!!! No late applications will be accepted.  (We will accept only 40 artists)
    • Entry fee is non-refundable and may be charged by phone (561-588-8344) or paid by check made payable to Flamingo Clay Studio. 
    • Images of artist work must be submitted by E-MAIL in JPEG format. Please E-Mail  completed application to Joyce@flamingoclaystudio.org or Mail to CGMS Gallery, 15 South J Street- Lake Worth FL 33460.  (We have given you several months to create new works to conform to this criteria. If you apply early, for a spot in this show, send image of representative works)
    • For more information call 561- 588-8344 or 215-205-9441
    • All exhibited work MUST BE FOR SALE with 70% of the sale going directly to artist. Art e-mail Cards will be provided to the artists to help co-promote the exhibitions
    • Notifications of acceptance will be by e-mailed upon receipt of application.  Accepted Art Work will be dropped off on Tuesday October 1  from 1pm to 6pm.  (Special delivery arrangements may be possible.  Delivered Art Work must be priced and ready to hang or display.  Drop off Art Work at CLAY GLASS METAL STONE Gallery, 15 South J Street , Lake Worth.  
    • Clay Glass Metal Stone Gallery will be open Monday through Sunday for the duration of the exhibit.  We will promote the exhibit through newspaper advertising and email Art Cards.
    • We want your Art to sell!!!! Please make sure that each piece is titled and priced. Please make sure that your submission includes an artist’s statement, your contact e-mail address, phone number and your web site address if you have one. Thank you

 

 

 

 GUIDELINES

For “Day(s) of the Dead”  (Your Skulls and Interpretations)

 

The Day of the Dead is celebrated annually in Mexico on November 1st, coinciding with the observation of All Saint’s Day. The Day of the Dead is a uniquely Mexican celebration, a cultural festival resembling Halloween in many ways, but with more cultural and spiritual meaning. The holiday combines elements of Catholicism with ancient Aztec symbolism, and honors the spirits of departed ancestors and loved ones who are believed to return to earth to join in the celebrations.  We start this exhibit in at the end of October but continue through November 4.

 

Open to 2D and 3D Artists in all mediums. 

Artists may enter up to 2 pieces of current work, conforming to the following criteria: 

    • A completed application form, up to 3 JPEG images in E-MAIL and $25.00 entry fee must be received by deadline of 3pm Tuesday, October 7 !!! No late applications will be accepted.  (We will accept only 40 artists)
    • Entry fee is non-refundable and may be charged by phone (561-588-8344) or paid by check made payable to Flamingo Clay Studio. 
    • Images of artist work must be submitted by E-MAIL in JPEG format. Please E-Mail  completed application to Joyce@flamingoclaystudio.org or Mail to CGMS Gallery, 15 South J Street- Lake Worth FL 33460.  (We have given you several months to create new works to conform to this criteria. If you apply early, for a spot in this show, send image of representative works)
    • For more information call 561- 588-8344 or 215-205-9441
    • All exhibited work MUST BE FOR SALE with 70% of the sale going directly to artist. Art e-mail Cards will be provided to the artists to help co-promote the exhibitions
    • Notifications of acceptance will be by e-mailed upon receipt of application.  Accepted Art Work will be dropped off on Tuesday October 14 from 1pm to 6pm.  (Special delivery arrangements may be possible.  Delivered Art Work must be priced and ready to hang or display.  Drop off Art Work at CLAY GLASS METAL STONE Gallery, 15 South J Street , Lake Worth.  
    • Clay Glass Metal Stone Gallery will be open Monday through Sunday for the duration of the exhibit.  We will promote the exhibit through newspaper advertising and email Art Cards.
    • We want your Art to sell!!!! Please make sure that each piece is titled and priced. Please make sure that your submission includes an artist’s statement, your contact e-mail address, phone number and your web site address if you have one. Thank you

 

                                              

  APPLICATION for“A CAT-o-strophic Event”

                                   All applications must be received by 3pm, Tuesday, September 30 2014.

 

Phone 561 588-8344 E-MAIL cgmsgallery@flamingoclaystudio.org 

or mail:CGMS Gallery 15 South J Street Lake Worth 33460

   Please PRINT legibly!

Name_____________________________­

Address___________________________________________________________

City________________________________State_____Zip_________ Phone_____________________

E-mail address ________________________________

Web address__________________________

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

1. Title______________________________________________________________

Dimensions____________________________________________Price__________

Description__________________________________________________________

 2. Title_______________________________________________________________

Dimensions____________________________________________Price__________

Description__________________________________________________________

 

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

SIGNATURE__________________________________DATE__________________

 

 

 

 

                                                 APPLICATION for“Day(s) of the Dead”

All applications must be received by 3pm, Tuesday, October 14 2014

Phone 561 588-8344 E-MAIL cgmsgallery@flamingoclaystudio.org 

or mail:CGMS Gallery 15 South J Street Lake Worth 33460

   Please PRINT legibly!

Name_____________________________­

Address___________________________________________________________

City________________________________State_____Zip_________ Phone_____________________

E-mail address ________________________________

Web address__________________________

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

1. Title_______________________________________________________________

Dimensions____________________________________________Price__________

Description__________________________________________________________

 2. Title_______________________________________________________________

Dimensions_____________________________________Price_________________

Description__________________________________________________________

 

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

SIGNATURE_________________________________DATE__________________

 

 

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

 

Artisans on The Ave Presents “Canvas and Clay”

Artisans on the Ave presents a new exhibit, “Canvas and Clay” highlighting the artistry of  Jill Karlin Butler and Tracy Rosof-Petersen.  The public is invited to the Opening Reception on Friday, June 20th.  The Rickie Report knows how much you will enjoy the vivid colors and the intricate designs that each of these well-known artists bring to their creations.  More details are here.

 

 

 

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“Canvas and Clay”

 

Reception 6-9 PM - Friday June 20,2014

 
Artisans On The Ave
630 Lake Avenue
 Lake Worth, Florida 33460
561-582-3300
Artisans On The Ave Gallery, announces the opening of their newest exhibit, “Canvas and Clay”, featuring Lake Worth artists Jill Karlin Butler and Tracy Rosof- Petersen.  They are both hailed as true humanitarians, who give back to the community with their talent and achievements.  The public is invited to a free reception on Friday, June 20th from 6-9 pm.  The Gallery is located at 630 Lake Avenue in Lake Worth.  For more information please call 561-582-3300.    We also cater to painting parties and classes with byob in Annette Gellerman’s Art Design Studio located in the rear gallery. Please call 561-596-2267 to reserve your party now!!! 
 

 

Sculpture by Tracy Rosof-Petersen

Sculpture by Tracy Rosof-Petersen

 


 

Tracy Rosof-Petersen

In 1990, after her university years and travel abroad, Tracy returned to Palm Beach County,FL and founded her Lake Worth pottery studio and gallery, EarthArtists Clay Studio.  Throughout the nineties Tracy’s career included creating functional and sculptural pottery for Exhibition, Art shows and instruction.  In 1995 she joined the Center for Creative Education (CCE) in West Palm Beach, FL, and became a teaching artist in curriculum based “Arts Integration” Programming, which she continues today.  In the following decade Tracy’s focus expanded to public art projects which include site specific architectural and sculpted tile murals.  Ms. Rosof-Petersen continues to work from her home-studio, collaborating on public art projects, creating architectural and functional commissions, offering ceramic restoration/repair and instruction.

Mural Close-Up by Tracy Rosof-Petersen

Mural Close-Up                                  by Tracy Rosof-Petersen

Tracy tells The Rickie Report, “As my career in the visual arts unfolds, I find myself drawn to diverse projects in clay that afford me an opportunity for creative learning.  I continue to grow as an artist and as a human, as I research concepts and ideas to be translated  into a visual format.”

 

"Wave" by Tracy Rosof-Petersen

“Wave” by Tracy Rosof-Petersen

 

 

Tracy goes on to say, “The challenge for me comes in creating a piece that will have sustainability in materials, emotional substance and will, in the end, celebrate our humanness.”

 

Mural Close-Up by Tracy Rosof-Petersen

Mural Close-Up by Tracy Rosof-Petersen

 

Tracy’s work is exhibited in private, public and corporate collections, including : 2014   Library Wall Mural, Meyers Academy, Three front entrance walls of tiles, depicting book binders and covers with donor’s text; North Palm Beach, FL;  (in process), 2014   Handprint Mural, Renaissance Charter School, Three exterior murals with glazed handprints of students and staff; each 18′ by 5′; WPB, FL (in process) and 2013   Heron Entrance Mural, 2.25’w x 4’t, Feller Residence, Boca Raton, FL

For more information please contact Tracy Rosof-Petersen  at www.earthartistsclaystudio.com/Artisans On The Ave   630 Lake Avenue  Lake Worth , FL 33460    561-582-3300    www.ArtisansOnTheAve.com

 

 

Jill Karlin Butler

Jill Karlin Butler

 

 

Jill Karlin Butler

 

Jill Karlin Butler painting a Dolphin Mural

Jill Karlin Butler painting a Dolphin Mural

Born in Boston, MA and now resident of Lake Worth, FL.,  Jill Karlin Butler is a visionary artist.   Her paintings are described as “Vivid and happy oils, light handed and flowing watercolors, illustrative and detailed mixed media pen and ink, gouaches”.  All surfaces are fair game! Hand-painted tile murals, furniture, upholstery, and floor coverings complete her repertoire.

 
Jill Karlin Butler at Ocean Drive

Jill Karlin Butler at Ocean Drive

 

Jill has exhibited and is collected the world over. She has illustrated books, developed a typography “Bodytype”, has been published and is currently working on her her second film.  In addition to painting and design, Jill is a yoga teacher and has taught both in her native USA as well as Europe. Jill is the co-creator of Ekotecture – The Dolphin Dream with her late husband Lee Porter Butler. She regularly travels throughout the world to paint, exhibit her works and promote her husband’s legacy Ekotecture.

 

For more information please  visit  www.thedolphindream.com   or   http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jstdCDefhWo   or file:///Users/jillee/Documents/JILL%20KARLIN,%20VISIONARY%20ARTIST

 

 

Artisans On The Ave Gallery

 

Artisans On The Ave Gallery is located at 630 Lake Avenue in the middle of downtown Lake Worth, Florida.  Hours are Sunday thru Tuesday, 11 AM – 6 PM. Wednesday thru Saturday, 11 AM – 9 PM.   Our Gallery features the work of 25 local artists working in all media.  For information on becoming an artist with two or three-dimensional art in our gallery please call Betty Wilson  561-762-8162 or Linda Manganaro  561-308-7263.  Gallery phone: 561-582-3300.

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 for Art Work: Helping Another Artist Art Auction: Helping Stephen

An artist in our community needs help.  Craig McInnis is coordinating a benefit art auction for Stephen Hawrylciw, who has a rare and severe myeloma.   The Rickie Report knows you will respond. Art submissions are due June 19th. We urge art patrons to take note because we want this auction to be a success! The Auction takes place on June 26th.  Details are here.  PLEASE SHARE this information with everyone you know!

CALL FOR ART

CALL FOR RESPONSE

COME TO THE AUCTION

What: CALL TO ARTISTS / Art Auction to benefit Stephen

 
Where: Boynton Beach Art District /Boynton Beach Live 422 West Industrial Ave, Boynton Beach, Florida 33426

When: Thursday, June 26, 2014    6:00-9:00 p.m.

 
 
“I am privileged to be a long time friend of Steph’s and have shared so many great times making music together for close to 10 years. It is a bond much like brothers that we have formed and I am dedicated to do what I can to ensure that he and his beautiful wife Sara have the resources to explore all avenues and seek the proper treatment to ensure Steph’s well being. I am reaching out to my artist family to help me to do so… at this event and however many fundraisers it takes.” -Craig McInnis
 
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Stephen and his family found out of his diagnosis with smoldering myeloma (pre-stage bone marrow cancer) just three weeks after Stephen was married. He went to his primary doctor when persisting pains in his chest concerned his wife. Blood tests led to a bone marrow biopsy which led to Stephen’s diagnosis.
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His hematologist suggested they be aggresive to treat what they found since myeloma is not only rare and dangerous but also even more rare in someone Stephen’s age. 
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The conventional treatment success rates that he and his wife found were not acceptable to them, nor did it seem safe; as the doctors suggested it could interefere with Stephen’s and Sara’s hopes to have a family.
 
 
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To participate in the call please email Craig at craigart896@hotmail.com with “BENEFIT” in the Subject line with a JPEG of the proposed submission. We are accepting 2D and 3D art of all mediums. Art work must be approved first. Submission of art will be on June 19th. At the event, bidding will start at $50 with ALL proceeds going to the cause. Art work will not be returned if unsold, but will instead be part of the next auction. (scheduling t.b.d.) 
 
 

You can link to our face book event at https://www.facebook.com/events/1424984761098242/?ref_dashboard_filter=upcoming

For those who wish to donate now or cannot attend the event: http://www.youcaring.com/medical-fundraiser/let-health-win/178036

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Spring Exhibit and Special Book Signings at Artists of Palm Beach County

The Artists of Palm Beach County invite you to a Book Signing at Art on Park Gallery, Friday, May 30th.  This is your chance to meet three authors/illustrators and enjoy the Spring Exhibit.  The Rickie Report knows people of all ages will enjoy this event, as you encounter Daphne the Duck, Katelyn and Gracie the Ghost, A Cookbook of Poetry, and A Book of Poetry and Haiku.  This is a terrific occasion to bring children!

 

 

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Artists of Palm Beach County 

Invite You

Meet the Authors and Illustrators

Friday, May 30th

6 -8 pm

Art on Park Gallery

800 Park Avenue       Lake Park,FL

 

 

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On Friday May 30, 2014 from 6:00 to 8:00 p.m. the Artists of Palm Beach County (APBC) will host a book signing at the Art on Park Gallery, 800 Park Avenue in Lake Park. Make sure to get there early and feel free to bring kids as the authors will read excerpts from their books. In addition to the book sale and meeting the authors, everyone is invited to view and purchase the gallery’s art as well as to enjoy drinks and refreshments at this free event.
"The Story of Daphne The Duck" by Maxine Schreiber

“The Story of Daphne The Duck” by Maxine E. Schreiber

Maxine Schreiber, the current featured artist in the gallery’s Spring Exhibit, initiated the event to launch her children’s picture book The Story of DAPHNE the Duck.  If you think Muscovy ducks are ugly or a nuisance, this true story, which she wrote and illustrated, may change your mind.  It’s currently available on Amazon.
"Cook These Poems" by John Vincent Palozzi

“Cook These Poems” by John Vincent Palozzi

John Vincent Palozzi, APBC Vice President and the gallery manager has published a number of books.  “My favorite among them is Cook these Poems: 20 Vegetarian Recipes Disguised as Poetry,” Schreiber states.  “He’s a fabulous artist and a poet, and he also helped me publish my book.”   All nine of John’s books are available in Amazon paperback and Kindle editions.
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Linda Taylor Newton’s “The Adventures of Katelyn, Gracie the Ghost and the Magic Horse

The two invited other APBC published authors to join them for the book signing event. Linda Taylor Newton will be there with The Adventures of Katelyn, Gracie the Ghost and the Magic Horse, her first book in the Amazing Discoveries series. It’s a story of two worlds woven together with the threads of family and friendship, one world of realism, the other of fantasy.
"Mumbo Jumbo" Illustrated by Marilyn 'Bobbin' Salisbury

“Mumbo Jumbo” Illustrated by Marilyn ‘Bobbin’ Salisbury

Marilyn “Bobbin” Salisbury will also be on hand with Mumbo Jumbo: Poetry and Haiku.  Deborah Desser-Herchan wrote this children’s book with Bobbin’s illustrations.  Both the writer and illustrator will be happy to sign books.

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 go towww.artistsofpalmbeachcounty.com.

 

 

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Lighthouse ArtCenter Partners with Mother Ocean for 9 Weeks Summer Enrichment Camp

Campers with creativity and  love of Florida’s environment are invited to dive in to the Lighthouse ArtCenter’s 44th Annual Summer Enrichment ArtCamp from June 9 – August 15 for a one-of-a-kind camp combining art with a love of the ocean. This summer, the Lighthouse ArtCenter is partnering with the world-wide advocacy group, Mother Ocean to provide an in-depth look at the beauty and importance of water on our blue planet. The Rickie Report shares the details week by week.  Artwork courtesy of Janeen Mason.

 

 

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“As founder of Mother Ocean, it’s exciting to see conservation and the arts come together in this innovative, creative program in Tequesta,” says Justin Riney. “Mother Ocean’s mission is to create, inspire, and empower ocean advocates worldwide, and we believe working with children at an early age provides the most effective solution to long-term change.”

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Led by Cynthia Trone, Director of Education at Lighthouse ArtCenter and volunteer Executive Director of Mother Ocean, the camps for ages 4 – 12 will welcome back Janeen Mason, the award-winning author and illustrator of children’s books, as a camp educator. Janeen has been integral to the Save the Indian River Lagoon movement, and is a passionate advocate for children, the arts and the environment. “I am so grateful to be able to develop this youth curriculum at the School of Art, and combine my passions,” says Cynthia. “The Lighthouse ArtCenter is fortunate to welcome back my friend and mentor, Janeen Mason, to teach ArtCamp and lend her expertise at developing our program.”

 

 

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Artwork by Janeen Mason

 

Featuring weekly presentations from local artists and nonprofits, ArtCampers will have an unprecedented opportunity to learn from some of the most passionate, talented and dynamic people in the area. Projects throughout each themed week will be inspired by local artists, environmental consciousness, fine art techniques, classic art and multi-media creations. ArtCampers will experience sculpting, ceramics, drawing, painting, collage and more, while learning about art techniques and art history. This year’s camps are inspired by the ocean, and by the concept of embracing what is loved through art.

 

 

 

 

“Our next generation of ocean ambassadors has arrived, and at Lighthouse ArtCenter’s Summer ArtCamp in Tequesta we’re going to cultivate their curiosity, enhance their sense of wonder, and unleash their creative imaginations,” says Janeen Mason, “Art and Environmental Conservation, it’s a powerful combination!”

 

 

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Weekly Camp Themes and Topics Include:

A-B-Seas (June 9 – 13)
Cartooning, creating art books, learning about the ocean and saltwater adventures through art. Explore and create bioluminence. Painting as a way to inspire others to save what they love. Guest Artist: Pat Crowley, Illustrator and Cartoonist

 

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Lions and Tigers and (Sea) Hares, Oh My! (June 16 – 20)
Sea life explorations and creations, including presentations from local marine life experts, and portraiture based on real life marine life models. Guest Artist: Ruth Petzold, Underwater Photographer

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Imagination Invasion! Trash to Treasure (June 23 – 27)
Reclaimed, cleaned, recycled, repurposed. Learn about local Ocean Hour cleanups, how garbage and plastics affect our waterways, and make art from discarded items, in collaboration with Resource Depot. Guest Artist: Elizabeth D’Antonio, Resource Depot

 

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Big Waves and Hanging Ten (June 30 – July 3)
Surf the wave of art! Use all mediums to explore drawing and painting waves and tides. Local surf photographers and artists will present slide shows and videos. Learn to see the movement, light and motion of waves from a new perspective. Guest Artist: Tony Arruza, Surf Photographer

 

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Rain Barrels and Bean Stalks (July 7 – 11)
Plant a native Florida garden, paint masterpieces from plant-based natural paints and create a decorated rain barrel to take home. Draw on inspiration from native plants, birds and creatures to explore multi-media techniques to portray the natural world. Guest Artist from: Mounts Botanical Garden

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Tequesta Pow Wow (July 14 – 18)
Explore local Tequesta tribe folklore art, create Aboriginal American art and dream catchers, learn about the deep early connection to the Jupiter Inlet. Discover the art of the Seminole Indians and explore a treasure trove of local artifacts. Guest Artist: Brian Elkins, Solid Waste Authority Education Coordinator

 

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Florida’s Fabulous Kids! (July 21 – 25)
Create self-portraits and portraits of famous Floridians, then look back at the childhoods of our Florida leaders and artists. Embrace a sense of pride in being Floridian, and learn about the techniques of both portraiture and tropical art. Guest Artist: Robyn Halasz, Artist and Founder of Sea Angels

 

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Drawn to Discover…Nautical Charts & Maps (July 28 – August 1)
Explore the art of navigation – painting on charts, creating maps and discovering the geography of the sea. Study ancient maps and charts, and artist’s interpretations of seafaring journeys. Guest Artist: Carly Mejeurs, Florida Artist and Educator

 

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Viva Florida! (August 4 – 8)
Recreate the discovery of the Sunshine State through art! Local historians will visit and share stories; be inspired by the Highwaymen artists and learn about the Spanish influence on Florida art. Guest Artist: Paul Slater, Metal Artist

 

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Ships Ahoy and Rough Seas (August 11 – 15)
From classic paintings, create 3-D boats and ships and learn to paint the sea. Be inspired by classic Maritime Art and historic paintings of powerful ships and voyages! Guest Artist: Norma Conway, Fine Artist

Petite ArtCamps for kids aged 4 – 5 runs 9 a.m. to 12 noon., Monday through Friday. Held in the Museum Master Studio, the ArtCampers work on projects based upon each week’s theme and geared towards their developmental stage. The day is led by experienced art teachers and includes story time, artist demonstrations or guest speakers and music recitals. Snack and juice provided. Per week cost is $120 for members, or $150 for Nonmembers.

ArtCamp for kids aged 6 – 12 is held from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m., Monday through Friday. Aftercare is available until 6 p.m. ArtCampers rotate through three different types of programs including ceramics, drawing, painting and mixed media. Each class has a variety of projects, all based on the theme of the week. A snack will be provided by the camp, but campers must bring their own lunch. Per week cost is $200 for members and $230 for nonmembers. 

 

All campers receive a 10% sibling discount and scholarships may be available. Those interested in registering for ArtCamp may visit www.LighthouseArts.org or call (561) 748-8737 for more information.

 

 

 

ABOUT LIGHTHOUSE ARTCENTER

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

 

ABOUT MOTHER OCEAN


Mother Ocean is a non-profit organization dedicated to creating, inspiring and empowering ocean advocates throughout the world. Founded in 2012, Mother Ocean seeks to create an oceanic movement that goes beyond the traditional confinements of the coastal community, encompassing all of our planet’s waters. For more information about Mother Ocean, its impacts and involvements, visit www.motherocean.org.

 

 

 

For More information about Summer Camp activities please call 561-748-8737 or email Cynthia Trone:  cynthia@LighthouseArts.org

 

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Beasties of the Kingdom are a Must See at 17th Annual Downtown Delray Beach Craft Festival

The 17th Annual Delray Beach Craft Festival goers will have a lot of artists to see.  John Raya’s creations, “Beasties of the Kingdom” promise to amuse and please all ages.  Previously sharing his creative genius at Disneyland and Universal Studios, John eventually struck out on his own.  Choosing a “Beastie” is probably the most difficult decision you’ll have to make!  Everything is handmade in the USA ( including the paint as well as boxes).  The Rickie Report shares the details of the full event and a glimpse of some “Beasties”.

 

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American Craft Endeavors Presents:

17th Annual Delray Beach Craft Festival

Saturday and Sunday: May 24 & 25

10 am – 5 pm

FREE admission

Tennis Center on Atlantic Avenue  

Delray Beach,FL

 

 

John Raya at Work on his Beasties of the Kingdom

John Raya at Work on his Beasties of the Kingdom

 

Meet John Raya

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his Beasties of the Kingdom

 

 

Throughout his life, John Raya’s two passions have been sculpting and cartooning. As a child, John spent long hours mastering the great works … from the “Sunday funnies”, his favorite comic books, or the all-time classic “Mad Magazine.” Any piece of paper was a potential sketch pad for John to practice drawing his childhood heroes and heroines. He shares, ” I mastered anatomy and life drawing skills by the age of ten through long hours laboring over the finer points of proportion and structure … by sketching the likes of “Wonder Woman” .”

 

"Palm Beach Paulie" by John Raya

“Palm Beach Paulie” by John Raya

 

John’s talents soon found their way to Universal Studios in California where he worked summers as a cartoonist between stints at Cal State at Fullerton where he studied the “3D’s”–dating, dancing, and design. With a knack for quick-sketch caricature, John’s art drew him to Disneyland where he would sometimes sketch up to 400 people in a single day. John eventually found his way to Walt Disney World® in Florida, where as an art director, he was responsible for artists operations in the theme park.

 

 

"ZsaZsaZebra" by John Raya

“ZsaZsaZebra” by John Raya

 

In 1975, mustering his entrepreneurial spirit and with his accumulated professional experience (and a prayer), John embarked on his own business venture. Developing the “Beasties of the Kingdom” collection along the way, John fulfilled a lifelong dream and created a vehicle for his personal style and sense of humor. Starting with just six designs in his collection, John soon directed his talents to creating new and better “Beasties” to keep up with the ever-growing demand. Since then, John has increased his collection to include over sixty new “Beasties of the Kingdom” that has attracted a global family of collectors.

"Ernie Eagle" by John Raya

“Ernie Eagle” by John Raya

 

 

 

For more information about Beasties of the Kingdom, please visit www.beasties.com  or call 407-758-9891   (voice or text)

 

 

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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Haitian Festival Offers Art, Food, Poetry, Music: Note to Artists, Vendors and Poets – still time to sign up!

There is still time for small businesses and non-profits to reserve a FREE space at the upcoming “Celebrate Life with Hope” during Haitian Heritage Month.  What a great opportunity to reach out to the community!!  In addition, Poets and Rap Artists are welcome to sign up to perform, as they honor Haitian Culture. The Rickie Report shares details for artists to promote their work AND shares details for EVERYONE to enjoy the event itself!

4th Annual

Celebrate LIFE with HOPE

 

 

Haitian Heritage Month

 

 

Saturday, May 17th

10 am – 5 pm

at:

Hand Park        

NW 5th Street and Canal Street

 Belle Glade, FL

 

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Celebrate LIFE with HOPE – Haitian Heritage Month is now a traditional way to celebrate Haitian History and Culture in the Glades. It is also an opportunity to have FUN and share Haitian Culture with all community residents.  It provides a venue for networking, coordination of services, and partnerships.  It is an occasion to bring service providers together to meet community needs, serve children and families, and communicate with community residents.

 

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This year, the event will take place on Saturday, May 17 th at HAND PARK, in Belle Glade, FL.  Artists, small businesses, vendors and non-profits are welcome to bring their own tents, tables and chairs at no charge ( a donation is acceptable) – and lunch is included! In addition, Poets and Rappers are welcome to sign up to perform, as they honor Haitian Culture (some rules apply).  Please RSVP to Fritz at 561.502.8968, as spaces are limited.

 

At least 50 youth will earn community service hours for school. They participate and learn through story telling, cultural presentations, arts and crafts, live music, and great food. Community residents may also receive free health screenings and other services at the event.

 

Trained Haitian-Creole-speaking staff from HASC will give short presentations on Community/Business Services available in the Glades area. The interpreters also will be available to interpret for your business or organization during presentations if needed.

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HASC was founded in May, 2009 in West Palm Beach, FL by a group of socially conscious individual who wanted to make a difference in the lives of people in Palm Beach County.  The non-profit is known as the Haitian-American Solidarity Center-PBC, Inc.   For more information please contact   solidaritypbc@gmail.com  or visit www.haitianamericansolidarity.org  or call   561.502.8968.  

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