Boca Raton Museum School Art School Offers Gallery Tours In NYC, Classes in Boca Raton, Exhibits and Saturday Workshops

The Boca Raton Museum Art School is mixing things up a little!  Walter O’Neill, the Boca Museum Art School Director, is going to NYC to meet up with ‘snowbirds’. He will lead tours of art galleries in Chelsea and the Lower East Side on October 21st and October 23rd.  Fall term classes start Monday, October 26th in Boca Raton.  Sugar Sand Park is hosting an exhibit of artwork by adults and teenage artists from the Boca Raton Museum Art School. Saturday Workshops on November 14th are fun and creative: Check out the offerings in Ceramics, Creating Black Coral Jewelry and Learning the Fundamentals of Drawing. The Rickie Report shares the details and urges you to sign up before the space are taken. ATTENTION: Rickie Report readers are eligible for a discount on the NYC Art Gallery Tours!  





Boca Raton Museum – Art School

801 W. Palmetto Road Boca Raton FL 33486


•Excellent teachers with low teacher to studio ratio
•Convenient: 801 W.Palmetto Park Road, 1 mile east of I-95
•Wonderful studios, easy parking






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Walter O’Neill, Director Boca Raton Museum Art School

NYC Art Gallery Tours


Walter O’Neill, the Boca Museum Art School Director, is going to NYC to meet up with ‘snowbirds’. He will lead tours of art galleries on Oct. 21 and Oct. 23.


Tour of Chelsea Art Galleries:

Wednesday, October 21, noon – 2:15pm


Tour of Lower East Side Art Galleries:

Friday, October 23, noon – 2:15pm


Walter tells The Rickie Report,“I thought it would be fun to get together with Boca Museum Art School ‘snowbirds’ to look at art while I am in New York City. We will visit a selection of 8 to 10 galleries that exhibit abstract and representational art. 
Depending on what is on exhibit we may visit well-known galleries as well as lesser known galleries. Participants are responsible for transportation and all other expenses”.




Registration fee:

$45 per tour

$30 for Boca Museum Art School &

Armory Art Center snowbirds


Rickie Report Readers!  








Fall term classes start Monday, October 26. The Art School offers over 100 classes for adults, teens and children in 8 different studio areas: ceramics, drawing, jewelry, painting, photography, print making, sculpture, textiles and book art.

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Jewelry by Jane Levy

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Pat Ward Master’s Studio

Exhibit At

Sugar Sand Park

Opening Reception:

Friday, November 6th      6-8pm


Exhibit Runs Through Dec. 2nd

Sugar Sand Park

300 S. Military Trail, Boca Raton


Sugar Sand Park is hosting an exhibit of artwork by adults and teenage artists from the Boca Raton Museum Art School. Over 90 artworks will be on display through December 2. Meet the artists at the opening reception Friday, November 5, 6-8pm.




Saturday Workshops on November 14


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Ceramics Holiday Platter, 1 – 4 PM

Create and design a serving platter from scratch. Roll out the wet and learn ways to add texture and designs. Your platter will be kiln-fired and ready to be glazed on the following Saturday.





Florida Black Coral Jewelry   Noon – 5 PM.

Create your own unique jewelry using Florida black coral. Learn to bend, polish the color and finish with sterling silver findings.




Fundamentals of Drawing Accurately 1 – 5 PM.


Learn the techniques artists use to calculate proportion to learn to accurately draw people.



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Get Ready For The Pre-Holiday Jewelry Sale


Pre-Holiday Jewelry Sale

Friday, November 20th  5:30 -7:30 pm


Call for a course catalogue: 561-392-2503 Or check the website:

For more information and details please contact


or visit




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Fall Craft Festival Returns To Downtown Delray Beach October 3rd & 4th In Support Of Breast Cancer Research

The 21st Annual Downtown Delray Beach Craft Festival takes place on October 3rd and 4th. Over 100 leading crafters from throughout the U.S. will be selling their finest work including original handmade crafts, functional art and affordable gift items. The artistic media include folk art, pottery, handmade jewelry, wall hangings, ceramics, paintings, personalized gifts, handmade clothing, scented soaps and body products. Proceeds from the sale of “Pinktober” items will benefit the world-renowned Shula Moffitt Cancer Center.  The Rickie Report shares the details, including photos of Jodi Crespi (accessories), Finny Lazarus (fine jewelry), Inna Schoeler (fiber), John Nikas (leather bags) and Lai Price (plants).



21st Annual Downtown Delray Beach Craft Festival

Saturday, October 3rd


Sunday, October 4th

10:00 am – 5:00 pm



Intersection of 4th Avenue and Atlantic Avenue in Downtown Delray Beach

(Along NE & SE 4th Avenue, one block north and south of Atlantic Avenue)


Navigation Address:

330 E. Atlantic Ave., Delray Beach, FL 33483



Support the Arts, Delray Beach Downtown Development Authority & the Local Economy


Free and open to the public


All HAE and ACE events in October are part of the “Pinktober” campaign benefiting The Shula Fund at Moffit Cancer Center





Original Crafts – Functional Art – Unique Affordable Gift Items – Breast Cancer Inspired Artwork






Jodi Crespi – Breast cancer belt for “Pinktober”




Howard Alan Events and American Craft Endeavors will once again partner with the world-renowned Moffitt Cancer Center, the only National Cancer Institute-designated Comprehensive Cancer Center based in Florida. This not-for-profit hospital and cancer research facility has made a lasting commitment to the prevention and cure of cancer, working tirelessly in the areas of patient care, research and education to advance the fight against this disease. Proceeds from the sale of breast cancer awareness artwork will be donated to Moffitt.





Finny Lazarus – special necklace for “Pinktober”



  • Juried outdoor craft showcase
  • Original crafts
  • Handmade in America
  • Unique and affordable gift items
  • 100 crafters from 30 different states
  • Prices set to suit all budgets – ranging from as little as $3 to $3,000
  • Crafters hand-selected from hundreds of applicants
  • All crafters on site for duration of festival


A vast array of craft media including folk art, pottery, personalized gifts, handmade clothing, basket weaving, beaded utensils, candles, cork assemblage, fabric design, fiber quilts, fused wax & glass, hair accessories, handbags & accessories, handmade cards, leather, mosaic, wood, painted wood, plaster craft, stained glass.


In order to ensure a superior event with quality affordable original crafts and an array of artistic media, all of the local and national crafters have been hand-selected from hundreds of applicants by American Craft Endeavors.



Inna Schoeler – FIBER




Wearable Art by Inna Schoeler


Inna Schoeler creates unique handmade luxury knitwear and accessories. Her innovative approach updates the traditional techniques of knitting, crochet and weaving, while blending the finest yarns together to create distinctive twenty-first century clothing.



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You can purchase Foxxy Chique wearables at art festivals nationwide as well as order custom designs tailored to your fashion taste. Inna’s creations are sold in boutiques and art galleries located in Charleston SC, Carmel-by-the-Sea CA, Hilton Head SC, Sarasota FL and Pensacola FL.



John Nikas – LEATHER



Leather Messenger Bag by John Nikas



Nikas Leather Works is a one man leather shop dedicated to creativity, functionality, and the quality of handcrafted leather goods.  John Nikas creates his own leather designs. John starting working leather while in college, and supported himself for many years with various leather shops. After a career as a successful builder, John returned to leather work out of the pure pleasure he gets from designing and making leather goods.




John Nikas – HANDBAGS




John’s mission is to make unique leather goods that are as practical as they are beautiful.  He creates custom guitar straps, messenger bags/attache cases, handbags, plain and tooled belts, wallets, tablet cases, wrist cuffs, hair barrettes,matching dog collars & leashes, and more.






Lai Price – PLANTS




Lai Price – Plants

Lai Price offers nautical and seasonal contemporary flora designs with moss, coral, air plants, orchids, bonsai, succulents, drifted woods, seashells, in glass vessels at reasonable prices.





Plants by Lai Price



American Craft Endeavors, producer of this show, and Howard Alan Events bring many art and craft festivals to Downtown Delray Beach each year including the city’s signature Festival of the Arts which takes place in January and the Thanksgiving Weekend Art Festival in addition to many craft shows at various locations around town.


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 21st Annual Downtown Delray Beach Craft Festival and other American Craft Endeavors craft shows across the country, visit or call 561-746-6615.


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Jupiter Harvest Fest Returns With Live Entertainment, Food, Free Kids Activities And Crafts

Jupiter’s Harvest Fest Returns for the Third Year on Saturday, October 3, 2015 at the Plaza Down Under on the Riverwalk.  This is a FREE, Fun, Family event to help start off the “season” with some traditional Fall foods, live entertainment, free kids activities and handmade craft vendors.  The Rickie Report shares the details of the live music, vendors, donut eating contest, games, pumpkin patch and more!  Don’t miss the Opening Reception of the Jupiter Art Gallery on Friday, Oct. 2nd.  More details here.










1 – 6 pm

Plaza Down Under on the Riverwalk

(U.S. 1   Jupiter, FL)





Jupiter’s Harvest Fest Returns for the Third Year on Saturday, October 3, 2015 from 1:00 pm-6:00 pm at the Plaza Down Under on the Riverwalk. Harvest Fest is held under the bridge at the Plaza Down Under on the Riverwalk. This is a free, fun, family event to help start off the “season” with some traditional fall foods, live entertainment, free kids activities and handmade craft vendors.


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Harvest Fest Donut-Eating Contest





  • Live music by the Warren Silver’s Band
  • Wild Roses Line Dancing Team to perform at 1:30  pm
  • Free kid’s activities
  • Games
  • Face painting
  • Live farm animal petting corral
  • Local vendors selling handmade crafted items
  • Donut-eating Contest for kids and adults at 3:15pm (sign up on site) (Donuts supplied by the Jupiter Donut Factory)
  • Dunk tank
  • Pumpkin patch  (sponsored by the Jupiter High School Criminal Justice Academy)
  • Great food and beer from local vendors.



Vendors and Kids Activities



Link to more info:


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Live Petting Zoo


Town of Jupiter Art Gallery Opening



Opening Reception:

Friday, October 2nd     6 – 7:30 pm

Exhibit runs through Nov. 20th

 200 Military Trail   Jupiter, FL

Free and Open to the Public

Children Are Welcome

Join us for the opening of the first Fall exhibition on October 2nd, from 6:00 – 7:30 pm. Exhibition runs from October 2 – November 20, 2015 at the Jupiter Community Center and will feature photography from the Lighthouse Camera Club and Paintings from the North County Art Association & jewelry by Linda Koehler. Opening is free and open to the public. Children are welcome. For more information call 561-741-2400.



Link to more information:

Jupiter Community Center Art Gallery



If you are interested in sponsoring an event,or want more information, 

please contact Jennifer Chaparro at 561-741-2365



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“Rock-Paper-Scissors” Exhibit at Artisans On The Ave Shows Creativity With Fiber Arts, Wire and Hand Made Paper Arts

Rock-Paper-Scissors, a childhood game comes to life through the art of three very talented artists.  See Pauline Denson‘s lapidary artistry, Del Foxton‘s hand made papers from recycled materials, and Patricia Metcalf‘s magnificent contemporary and traditional quilts.  Walk through Artisans On The Ave and reflect on the happy memories of playing this game.  You’ll see a whole new perspective of how we never lose the child within us.  The Rickie Report shares the details of this exhibit which opens on Friday, October 2nd.  See how each one of these featured artists put a different spin on the meaning of Rock-Paper-Scissors.  Come to this Free event and enjoy!






Opening Reception:

“Rock- Paper- Scissors”




Friday, October 2, 2015

6 – 9 pm

Artisans On The Ave



630 Lake Avenue     Lake Worth, FL 33460
561-762-8162  or  561-582-3300




Open 7 days a week
Monday thru Saturday 11am – 9pm
Sunday 11am – 6pm

Free event with refreshments 





"Papa Quilt" by Pat Metcalf

                        “Papa Quilt” by Pat Metcalf



Rock-Paper-Scissors a childhood game comes to life through the art of our three very talented artists. As you walk through the gallery and reflect on the happy memories of playing this game you will see a whole new perspective of how we never lose the child within us. See how each one of these featured artists put a different spin on the meaning of Rock-Paper-Scissors.


"Boba Fett" Quilt by Pat Metcalf

                 “Boba Fett” Quilt by Pat Metcalf






Patricia Metcalf uses scissors to create beautiful one-of-a-kind quilts to enhance your home. She loved sewing as a child and carried her talent through the years as a quilter. Her fabric choices are inspired by the South Florida lifestyle she so enjoys. Pretty colors of pinks, greens, flamingos and palm trees are carefully cut by hand with scissors. She then places each fabric block in a layout to achieve her finished picture. The quilt blocks are sewn by hand or sewing machine as each stitch is made to perfection with detail and finishing. The results are amazing as each quilt comes to life when completed. She has taken a very old tradition going back hundreds of years and created a very contemporary look. Her art quilts can be hung on a wall to admire or used in a functional way in a bedroom or living area.



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Del Foxton & Betty Wilson At Artisans On The Ave




Del Foxton is a contemporary eco-artist making handmade paper into an art form of her own style. She is very passionate about environmental issues and delighted she can lessen her carbon footprint while indulging in this passion. Her artistry wall hangings give a totally unique, environmentally conscious look. Her process starts with a plentiful supply of exotic materials from local trees, leaves, bushes and more that she gathers in her travels. Following the circa 105 AD Chinese technique, Del creates art that can sometimes be colorfully vivid or serene like the ocean embedded with seashells and vegetation.




Handmade Paper Eco-Art by Del Foxton


Del is now one of the global artisans keeping this ancient art form alive.  Del is delighted that in her small way she lessens her carbon footprint while indulging her passion for making beautiful paper that becomes sculptures and wall hangings.  Del’s works are online ( and at selected South Florida Art galleries.To set an appointment or for more information on times and dates of events, contact







Wire Wrapped Gemstone by Pauline Denson 



Pauline Denson is a lapidary artist using natural rocks, crystals, gems, and minerals in her jewelry. She learned to identify precious stones and mineral specimens and uses her knowledge as she hunts for various rock pieces to turn into artistic wearable jewelry. She sometimes takes slabs of stone and grinds them into interesting shapes, and then polishes the different gems on finer and fine grits. She especially likes to use agates in her jewelry making.




Handmade Jewelry By Pauline Denson


This is a labor-intensive process which is very satisfying when completed. Pauline uses different wires to complement her natural selection of stones and gems. The wires enhance the vivid colors and markings of each rock. Her selection includes 14-caret gold filled and sterling to copper and brass wirings that she has entwined around the precious rocks.




For more information about

Artisans On The Ave

please contact Betty Wilson



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Southern Handcraft Society’s Boca Raton Chapter Invites Everyone To Their Annual “Holiday Harvest”

The Rickie Report is excited to share the Boca Raton Chapter of the Southern Handcraft Society’s upcoming “Holiday Harvest”, October 2 -3rd. This is a craft show with something for everyone …Autumn Decor, Halloween, Christmas, Hanukah, General gift items, Hostess gifts, House decor as well as Wearable Art will be available. Everything is hand made and waiting to become a family heirloom. More details are in this article with some sneak peeks.  There is nothing better than purchasing a handmade item from the artist!









Boca Raton Chapter of the Southern Handcraft Society

30th Annual


Friday, October 2, 2015

4:00 PM – 8:00 PM


Saturday, October 3, 2015

9:00 AM – 2:00 PM

Count De Hoernle Train Pavilion

(Boca Train Depot)

747 South Dixie Highway   Boca Raton, Florida



SHS Boca Harvest Festival

                           SHS Boca Holiday Harvest 

The Boca Raton Chapter of the Southern Handicraft Society is one of 6 unique chapters for all handicraft artists, including beginners to accomplished artists.  Members and Guests (all are welcome) meet the first Monday of the month (except December and holidays when the park is closed) 7:00 PM in a meeting room at Patch Reef Park, 2000 West Yamato Road (1/4 mile west of Military Trail), Boca Raton, FL 33431.




All items at this event are Made in the USA by the artists at the show. Individual artists will staff their table and are eager to talk to visitors.



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                         SHS Boca Holiday Harvest 



LOVE to craft? WANT to learn?

Want to MEET other crafters?

Then the SOUTHERN HANDCRAFT SOCIETY, BOCA RATON CHAPTER, IS MEANT FOR YOU! We formed our club in 1985 and Boca is the Mother chapter with 6 other local chapters in Palm Beach and Broward counties. WE ARE ALWAYS HAPPY TO HAVE GUESTS!




SHS Boca Harvest Festival

                        SHS Boca Holiday Harvest



We meet on the first Monday of the month at 7PM at Patch Reek Park Community Center, 2000 W.Yamato Rd.( just west of Military Trail), Boca Raton, FL 33431. We serve yummy desserts and snacks at each meeting as well as have show and tell, demonstrations, lectures, “Make It and Take It”, gift drawings, Pot luck dinners, an annual retreat and much more! COME SEE FOR YOURSELF!





SHS Boca Harvest Festival

                           SHS Boca Holiday Harvest




Our purpose is to support and enhance the interests, talents and abilities of our members as well as making new friends. Our goals are to provide educational opportunities, preserve and enrich creative arts, stimulate public awareness of the creative arts and provide group sponsored social activities. Our variety of talent, ladies and crafts are second to none and totally awesome! YOU ARE INVITED!





SHS Boca Harvest Festival

                   SHS Boca Holiday Harvest 




In Boca, we have 3 local, juried craft shows a year to participate in along with the other chapters offering their own shows once a year for the holiday season. All the shows are decorated by members and admission is always free. We craft a variety of handmade quilts, jewelry, soap making, greeting cards and paper gifts, yummy food treats, wood gifts, hand painted ornaments and gifts, home decor and much more!





For more information about this Craft Fair or about the activities of the Boca Raton Chapter of SHS, please contact Cindy 561-450-5577 or email



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Delray Beach Center For The Arts Invites All To Grand Opening Of Newly Expanded Cornell Museum Store

The Delray Beach Center for the Arts invites everyone to the Grand Opening of the newly expanded Cornell Museum Store.  Stop by on Thursday, September 24th between 5 – 7pm to enjoy refreshments and meet the artists.  The Rickie Report shares the details and some sneak peeks.  You will be wowed by the quality of art, fine crafts and hand crafted items for sale! Plus, you can take in the current exhibit “Reimagined”. Mark your Calendars for the First Friday Art Walk on October 2nd!





Museum Store

at the Cornell Museum of Art



Grand Opening Celebration

Thursday, September 24th

5 – 7 pm

51 N. Swinton Ave      Delray Beach, FL 33444



Cornell Museum Store

                                         Cornell Museum Store




Everyone is invited to a Grand Opening celebration on Thursday, September 24th from 5 to 7 p.m. Enjoy refreshments and meet some of the store’s talented artists. The Grand Opening is presented in partnership with the Greater Delray Beach Chamber of Commerce.  The Museum Store is located at 51 N.Swinton Avenue in Delray Beach, FL.




Cornell Museum Store

                             Cornell Museum Store


The Cornell Museum Store is filled with high quality art, hand crafted items and jewelry by 50 artists from Delray Beach and beyond.







Hand Made Soaps At Cornell Museum Store

          Hand Made Soaps At Cornell Museum Store


Unique, one-of-a-kind items make the perfect gift for someone special


A perfect way to treat yourself!


Cornell Museum Store

                           Cornell Museum Store





Be sure to take in the current exhibit, “REIMAGINED”, featuring avant-garde works made from recycled materials by internationally renown artists.


Cornell Museum Store

                                    Cornell Museum Store





Mark your calendar for First Friday Art Walk on October 2nd, 6 to 9 p.m. It’s an open house for all the galleries in downtown Delray Beach. Start your evening at the Cornell Museum of Art and meet our featured photographers, Irene Hill and Russell Levine.




Delray Beach Center For The Arts:


Delray Beach Center for the Arts offers “a total arts experience™” through events, theater, exhibits and learning opportunities. Celebrating 25 years of arts excellence, 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, writing and performance classes. 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




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Funky Sculptures Join Boynton Beach’s Historical Cultural Treasures

New artwork will be installed along the Avenue of the Arts beginning Sept. 23rd, celebrating the 9th year for the Avenue of the Arts outdoor exhibit.  While the Rickie Report shares the details about new installations of Art In Public Places, we introduce Warren Adams, the man behind the app, for Boynton’s Historic Treasures.  Kudos to Boynton Beach, “America’s Gateway to the Gulf Stream”!   The public is invited to the festivities!





B O Y N T O N     B E A C H  

A R T    IN  P U B L I C   P L A C E S



The City of Boynton Beach has many arts and cultural advocates, which is lucky for the rest of us!  Art merged with technology at the International Kinetic Art Exhibit and Symposium this past February.  Next week, the Avenue of The Arts will be lined with new works of art to intrigue us!  While innovations continue, we want to remember the roots of Boynton Beach and feature an interview with Warren Adams, Historic Preservation Planner.





Featuring “Seed” by Steve Blackwood




Artists in South Florida and from Virginia, North Carolina, New Jersey and New York submitted their artwork to the Arts Commission who selected the eleven for this year’s exhibit. Sculptures forms range from repurposed materials to kinetic to artwork sprouting from the ground to custom made installations. Funky names, such as Pac MAN, Alley Dudes, Seed, Invasive Species and Zig Zag Boogie Woogie will entertain visitors. For a complete listing and map of the artwork, visit the City of Boynton Beach’s website at




"Alley Dudes" by Beju

                           “Alley Dudes” by Beju



An opening reception, sponsored by Desjardins Bank, will take place on Fri., Sept. 25, from 5:30 – 7:30 p.m., at the Civic Center, 128 E. Ocean Ave., providing an opportunity to mingle with the artists and learn about how their sculptures were created. Refreshments by the Secret Garden Cafe will be provided. Cycle Party, a self-peddling vehicle, will transport people up and down the avenue to tour the new installations. The Avenue of the Arts is an easy walkable tour from the Civic Center.




"Invasive Species" by Garbani

                    “Invasive Species” by Garbani




The year round exhibit can be visited 24/7. All sites are lit and have plaques that include the artist and sculpture names, a description of the art piece, medium utilized and a QR code linked to the interactive map below where visitors can learn more information.



"Sunflower Gate" by Gallucci

                   “Sunflower Gate” by Gallucci


A Conversation With Warren Adams


“History can teach us many things, but not if it is all gone…A community that values its past is one that invests in its future”


TRR:  What is the role of a Historic Preservation Planner in Boynton Beach?


As Historic Preservation Planner, I’m responsible for identifying significant historic sites in the city. I encourage owners to protect their buildings and consider designation on either the Local or National Register of Historic Places. I also provide advice on the repair, restoration, re-use, and appropriate alteration of historic structures; review Certificate of Appropriateness applications; submit grant applications; undertake historic site surveys for inclusion on the Florida Master Site File; provide reports to the Historic Resources Preservation Board; prepare historic designation reports; provide advice on financial incentives; manage the Heritage Education Program; ensure the city retains its Certified Local Government certification with the State; and, provide advice on potential archaeological sites.





Boynton Mausoleum by Conrad Pickel

            Boynton Mausoleum by Conrad Pickel

TRR:  How does one prepare for this job?



On finishing school, I studied Building Construction and Management in Glasgow, Scotland and then studied for a BSc in Land Economics (Property Valuation & Development) at the University of Paisley, Scotland. On completion of the BSc I passed the necessary exams and became a member of the Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors. My main interest being historic buildings,  I attended the University of York, England to study for the MA in Conservation Studies (Historic Buildings). In the following years I worked for a private building archaeology company, Historic Scotland, a non-profit building preservation trust, and as a project manager disbursing grants for repairs to Victorian terraces and crescents in Weston-super-Mare, England.  I undertook work for organizations such as the National Trust for Scotland and English Heritage. In 2004, I moved to Florida and worked as the Historic Preservation Planner for the City of Delray Beach. I was then the Executive Director for the Broward Trust for Historic Preservation after which I became the Historic Preservation Planner for the City of Boynton Beach.







Boynton Beach School

                           Boynton Beach School

TRR:  Tell us more about the Historic Preservation Education Website that you developed.



The Historic Preservation Education website has been created entirely through non-matching grant funding provided by the Florida Division of Historical Resources. Phase 1 was the creation of the Downtown and Cemetery Heritage Trails with informational boards that contain Quick Response Code links to online site information and an interactive map. Phase 2 was the creation of the recently completed Cultural Resources Mobile Application with interactive map. I recently submitted a grant application for Phase 3 which, if funding is awarded, will create an interactive website focusing on the area formerly known as “Boynton Colored Town”. If we receive funding, the project will run from July, 2016 through June, 2017.  All of the work for the Heritage Education website has been completed in-house by city ITS and GIS staff who have done a fantastic job. The grant funding has allowed us to build the website which City staff will update and maintain in the future.






Magnuson House

                                Magnuson House

TRR: What are the criteria for a site to be included?



The majority of the sites included on the mobile application are over 50 years old; however, there are a few interesting sites included that are less than 50 years old.  Sites should have significance in the city’s history. They are either architecturally significant due to their style, design or construction, or historically significant due to a significant event taking place there, or a significant person who lived or worked there.   The new mobile application went “live” on June 30.






Barton Cemetery

                                   Barton Cemetery


TRR:  How can our readers engage with your mission?


I would encourage readers to visit the Heritage Education website to find information on sites they may not be aware of. The new application contains information on over 170 sites. We also have a number of grant-funded brochures available that provide information on the Historic Preservation Program, the heritage trails, and significant sites in the city.



“Heritage Education” is a term used in the field. By making people aware of the heritage that surrounds them, we encourage people to find out more about historic sites. It’s also essential to help historic property owners understand what designation means. Many people wrongly assume that if you designate your property you can’t change the paint color, can’t change windows or roofs, and can’t build an addition. This is all wrong. Historic designation helps ensure this work is done appropriately and that the historic character of the building is not adversely affected. A good education program is also a way to promote the city as a heritage tourism destination. Increased visitor numbers and spending at local businesses contributes to ongoing economic development.  The city Heritage Education Program was awarded first place by the Florida League of Cities in their “Teaching Your City’s History” award category.





Amichai House

                                      Amichai House

TRR: Will you come and speak to organizations who are art/cultural oriented?



I have spoken to a number of organizations including neighborhood associations inside and outside the city, schools, and historic and archaeological societies. Last year I gave a presentation on the success of the city Historic Preservation Program at the annual Main Street Conference which was held in Stuart. I am scheduled to give a similar presentation to the City of St. Cloud Main Street organization in January, 2016.






Boynton Hills Light

                                             Boynton Hills Light

TRR:  Please share 2 or 3 special sites or facts that most people are unaware of.



Conrad Pickel, a renowned stained glass artist lived and worked in Boynton Beach. He designed stained and faceted glass for over 700 churches in the USA and is credited with designing the largest stained glass window in the world located at the Resurrection Cemetery, Justice, Illinois. There are a number of Pickel buildings in Boynton Beach. We have a brochure providing information on these buildings. Their locations can also be found on the heritage trail interactive map on the Historic Preservation Education website.





Boynton Woman's Club

                               Boynton Woman’s Club



Barton Memorial Park Cemetery was first started around 1900 as an unofficial burial ground for the city’s African American community. Although only twenty grave markers remain, a recent Ground Penetrating Radar survey identified numerous underground anomalies which are almost certainly other burials. Many of the remaining grave markers were handmade and are fine examples of folk art. The site, which is listed on the Local Register of Historic Places, is located at the northwest corner of NW 5th St. and NW 12th Ave.






The Boynton Hills Lights are four ornamental light poles located in landscaped traffic islands on NW 1st St. between Boynton Beach Blvd. and Martin Luther King Jr. Blvd. Installed around 1925, the lights were an integral feature of the street layout in the subdivision which does not follow a regular grid pattern. The lights were manufactured by Westinghouse Electric and are made from Hollowspun concrete, a process that involves spinning concrete rapidly in a mold. The lights are listed on the Local Register of Historic Places.





Gerger House

                                        Gerger House

TRR: Boynton Beach is at the forefront of bringing world renown artists to the City and getting the public involved with art, kinetics and more.  What is your dream for Boynton Beach?



I would like Boynton Beach to be recognized as a city with a strong, progressive Historic Preservation Program that works effectively for all property owners and the changing needs of the city. I think we are achieving this. Like every city, Boynton Beach has its own character and feeling. Historic sites contribute greatly to this “sense of place” and local identity as they embody the spirit of age and illustrate the interaction between people and place over time. Arts and cultural events such as the Celebration of Conrad Pickel and the Kinetic Art event attract visitors who are then exposed the city’s history through the heritage trails and online information. From 2007 to 2008, the annual spending on heritage tourism in Florida was $4.13 billion. I would like Boynton Beach to receive a sizeable portion of this!


TRR: If a visitor had 1 hour in Boynton Beach, what would you recommend? (besides the beach)



I would recommend a walk along the Downtown Heritage Trail which follows Ocean Avenue from Seacrest Blvd. to the Intracoastal Waterway and the Mangrove Walk. Information boards along the route and the new mobile application provide details of historic sites.



TRR: Anything else you want our readers to know?



I would encourage readers to contact me for information on the Historic Preservation Program and the benefits it can offer to historic property owners and the community. If anyone believes their property may qualify for historic designation I can discuss the process with them and explain what designation entails.



For more information about Art In Public Places in Boynton Beach contact Debby Coles-Dobay, Public Art Manager, at 561-742-6026.

Warren Adams, Historic Preservation Planner





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Brewhouse Gallery Welcomes New Artists Plus More Music And Fun Events

Join The Brewhouse Gallery in celebrating the new resident artists on the last Thursday of each month! Enjoy complimentary hors d’oeuvres and wine tasting. This night is completely devoted to the artists with a meet and greet, creative talks and much more! Everyone who purchases a piece of art (no price minimum) will receive a ticket for a $50 gift Certificate drawing to The Brewhouse Gallery. Tell your friends and help support our extremely talented local artists! Stick around and enjoy the regularly scheduled open mic night with some great local, live music, poetry, comedians and more. The Rickie Report shares these details and more!












12:00PM – 12:00AM

720 Park Avenue Lake Park, FL 33403





Thursday, September 24th 6 – 9 pm


Kevin Goff ◊  AJ Brockman  ◊  Emmanuel Gonzales  ◊  Troy Miessau
Erin Link  ◊  Dawn Everett  ◊  Craig McInnis  ◊  Phil Carlucci  ◊  Derek LaRosa  Brad Cain  ◊  James Chambers  ◊  Richard Dickhaus  ◊  Johnol Jones  ◊ Matt Baran  Nicole Galluccio  ◊  Diane Hutchinson  ◊  Phil Fung  ◊  Artist Don


Enjoy complimentary hors d’oeuvres and wine tasting.
Everyone who purchases a piece of art (no price minimum) will receive a ticket for a $50 gift Certificate drawing to The Brewhouse Gallery.


Other Unique Food Items Will Be Offered! Stay Tuned~





Want To Share Your Artwork?

Would you like to display your artwork at The Brewhouse Gallery? We offer excellent terms. No commission for a 3-month run, and unlike traditional artist co-ops, you are not required to put in volunteer time running the gallery.  For more information, call AJ Brockman at (561) 771-1641, or send us an email:





Vintage motorcycle nights!
Every last Friday of the month 6 -10pm

Raffles! Product give away! Art Work! Live Music! Beer Specials!
Craft and micro brew beers! Vintage Arcade Games! Vintage Iron merch! & More…….

All motorcycles welcome
All Modern Classics, Sport Bikes and of course Vintage motorcycles 25 years or older welcome to display in the free roped off show parking!
Come out and join Vintage Iron Club! Become a member at the event! Get info at the VIC tent!

Our sponsors that make this possible: * Florida Sports Cycle & Atv * BurnUP Company
Bob’s British Bike Company * Architectural and Interior Design Photography * Purehoney Magazine *The Brewhouse Gallery


Here’s The Line Up*




Tuesday – Board Game Night! : 7 to 10 : Happy Hour Pricing All Night Long! We have the beers, we have the tables, we have the food! You bring the games, your bring your friends, and your better bring an overly competitive attitude!




Wednesday – Trivia Night, 7 to 9. Brought to you by Think and Drink Trivia! Now with our new expansion we can accommodate an additional 40 people with a direct speaker output you can hear throughout the entire space for those of you that have been requesting it. This was just listed in the top 50 favorite things to do in all of Palm Beach County by The Palm Beach Post.






Thursday – : Open Mic Night : 8 to 11 : Join us for our Thursday open mic night hosted by With new “Fill–In” host Kim Huapaya. Thursday’s now have an all new energy with a killer lineup of songwriters, musicians, comedians and more. 

 Sign-ups start around 7 and performers take the stage around 8 pm. We have an in-house PA (limited microphones, cables, etc.) so please bring your equipment. It is a great mix of guitarists, spoken word poetry, vocalists, keyboard, drums, Improv & more.

One drink minimum for performers and guests. More info for performers, call : 561-771-1641 or 561-469-8930

Friday – *FEATURED* : Live Music : 8 to 11 : The house will be rocking! Check the latest line-up details. Also, Happy Hour Poker (Texas hold ’em) starting at 6:30 PM. Food Truck!

Vintage Arcade Games
Vintage Arcade Games
Saturday – *FEATURED* : Live Music : 8 to 11 : A down south, knee slapping good time! Featuring guest appearances by members of different bands, friends, family, neighbors, hell, Sasquatch and the Yeti are even rumored to be cookin’ up a few songs as a duo. If you miss this one, it’s a damn shame! Food Trucks!



Sunday, September 27th 2pm


Sunday – *FEATURED* : 7 to 10 : We are happy to have Nicholas Caputo every other Sunday for the next few months! He is one of the premier Accordion players in all of Florida and will be bringing his traditional (and not so traditional) french vibes. Art + Beer + Accordion = WINNING.



-October 9: Whiskey Wasps

-October 11: Modern Calligraphy ( sign up/pay ahead)

-October 23: Funky Buddha Brewery Spotlight

– October 30: Jangle Leg

-October 31: Costume Party


* Please check the Brewhouse Gallery Website as dates, events and performers are subject to change.



Host your next shindig with us! We have private and semi private party rental options for every occasion. Baby shower, retirement party, Birthday, you name it… We would love to have you. Please contact our party coordinator:



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Exhibition At The Armory Art Center Features 2 + 3 The Artists’ Organization’s “The Human Image”

The Armory Art Center will feature 2 + 3 The Artists’ Organization’s ” The Human Image”. The Exhibit will explore the varying ways that artists of different cultural traditions have represented the human body and imbued it with meaning. By combining a visual spectacle with profound insight the highly recognized 2 + 3 Artists will exhibit a wide array of art, with an interconnecting theme of the human body, ranging from abstract expressionism to realism.  Mark your calendars for Friday, September 25th!  The Rickie Report shares the details about this extraordinary art event open to the public.








A R M O R Y   A R T  C E N T E R





2 + 3 The Artists’ Organization: The Human Image

Opening Reception:

Friday, September 25, 2015 6 – 8 pm

Wine and hors d’oeuvres will be served

Montgomery Hall Gallery

 1700 Parker Avenue   W. Palm Beach, FL 33401

 Exhibit: September 26 – October 24, 2015




Cézanne once theorized that all forms of nature can be reduced to the cube, the ball, and the cone – and so it is with the body as well. From lined figures to voluptuousness and every shape in between each artists’ interpretation of the human figure can differ greatly. In this exhibit, large-scale paintings and sculptures will be juxtaposed against intimate personal images and diverse artistic practices and cultural traditions will be compared and contrasted.




2+3 Encounters

                         “Encounters”by Joan Keinstead (Mixed Media)



As an organization, 2 + 3 is dedicated to excellence in sharing visual arts and professional development related educational programs, as well as providing enriching community outreach events in South Florida.



The mission of the Armory Art Center is to inspire the creation and experience of art. The Armory’s vision is to be Palm Beach County’s leading visual arts education and exhibition center. Housed in an historic art deco building, the Armory provides art classes for students of all ages, exhibitions, art salons, lectures, and special events. Twenty exhibitions are hosted annually in three galleries. Nearly 100 courses held in 12 state-of-the-art studios are offered including ceramics, digital arts, drawing, glass fusing, jewelry, painting, printmaking, fibers, sculpture, and more. For more information, visit or call 561-832-1776 x33.




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Town Of Jupiter Art Committee Presents Art Exhibit And Movie To Connect Our Cultures

The public is welcome to attend a special event on Friday, September 18th.  The community is invited to view a documentary film, “Brother Towns” plus an art exhibit to promote understanding the numerous common themes of community. “One Jupiter” is FREE and Open to the Public, taking place at the  Jupiter Community Center Auditorium, 5:30pm – 9:00pm . Join us for an event to help connect our cultures and communities. It is coordinated by the Town of Jupiter Art Committee, El Sol Neighborhood Resource Center, the Lighthouse ArtCenter, the Guatemalan Tomorrow Fund, Oceana Coffee and the Loxahatchee River Historical Society. Call 561-741-2400 for more information.  The Rickie Report shares some sneak peeks at the art work, plus the details of this important event.



O N E    J U P I T E R 

Free Event, Public Invited!

Friday, September 18

5:30 – 9:00 pm

Jupiter  Community Center

200 Military Trail   Jupiter, FL




“One Jupiter” is a community effort, formed to honor the memory of Onesimo Marcelino Lopez Ramos, to celebrate the Guatemalan legacy in the Town of Jupiter and to shine a light on Mayan art and culture.  The public is invited to this Free event on Friday, September 18th at the Jupiter Community Center.  It is located at 200 Military Trail, Jupiter, FL.




Untitled Oil Painting by C.H. Texma

                Untitled Oil Painting by C.H. Texma


 6:00 – 7:00 pm


Showing of Documentary Film “Brother Towns” – a story of two towns linked by immigration, family, and work: Jacaltenango, a highland Maya town in Guatemala; and Jupiter, a coastal resort town where many Jacaltecos have settled in Florida.  The movie will be followed by a Q & A session.










Untitled Acrylic by Aurinio Vasquez

              Untitled Acrylic by Aurinio Vasquez

7:30 – 9:00 pm


Enjoy a display of Mayan & Guatemalan Art, Coffee and pastries from Guatemala, and live music by the Mayaland Marimba Band.


Untitled Acrylic by Julian Coche

              Untitled Acrylic by Julian Coche


Link to more info –





"Alcatraz" by Jose Antonio Gonzalez Chavajay

         “Alcatraz” by Jose Antonio Gonzalez Chavajay


Some of the art works are from private collections and are not for sale, but some are from El Sol and will be available to purchase.  


For more information please contact:

Jennifer Chaparro, Communications & Events Coordinator

210 Military Trail, Jupiter, Florida 33458    email:

office: 561.741.2365    cell: 561.315.0243     fax: 561.745.4244




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