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

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

 

 

 

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       Mandel Public Library of West Palm Beach

        Saturday, April 26th

 

        411 Clematis Street

        West Palm Beach, FL

          561-868-7701

              www.mycitylibrary.org

FREE EVENTS:

 

Family Movie and Kids Craft 

 

9:30 AM – 4:00 PM


Featuring:   “Despicable Me”  and “Despicable Me2″

 

 

 

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3rd Floor – Children’s Small Program Space

 

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

 

 

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 Dog Tales

 

 

10:30 am – Noon

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

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

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

 

 

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 For more information:

Foundation for the Mandel Public Library of West Palm Beach

411 Clematis Street  - 3rd Floor

561-822-9972

www.wpblibraryfound.org

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Gallery Space Available At Art On Park Gallery

The Art on Park Gallery at 800 Park Avenue in Lake Park will have a gallery space available beginning May 1st. This Gallery is part of the Artists of Palm Beach County, which is a large and active organization.  The Rickie Report has previously focused on APBC’s opportunities for artists of all disciplines to network,  share, teach classes and exhibit their work.  We urge you to read this article and share it with others. This is a perfect chance to bring your artwork front and center in an active Gallery which offers classes, workshops and demonstrations year round.

 

 

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Art on Park Gallery

800 Park Avenue

Lake Park, FL

561-345-2842

 

a local art gallery

for artists|by artists

of all disciplines

 

The Art on Park Gallery at 800 Park Ave. in Lake Park will have a gallery space available beginning May 1st. The space is 10 feet wide and 5 feet deep and against the wall (floor to ceiling). It can be used as both/either a working space and display space. It rents for $150/month. First and last month rent to begin.   As part of your rental agreement you will be included on the website with your unique, individual web page at no extra charge.

 

 

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You may apply and ask questions by calling 561-345-2842 or by emailing:    art.on.park@artistsofpalmbeachcounty.com

 

 

 

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The Town of Lake Park is proud to announce that the Artists of Palm Beach County (APBC) now occupy Art on Park at 800 Park Avenue, a redevelopment project designed to enhance the Park Avenue cultural corridor.

 

Art on Park opened in the fall of 2012 and has since become home to eight resident artists whose powerful work covers the walls on either side of the gallery.  The center of the gallery is used for ongoing rotating juried exhibitions from the APBC membership. 

 

The gallery displays oils paintings, watercolors, acrylic paintings, photography, glass, collage and sculpture.

 

In addition, a display case in the front is filled with jewelry, ceramics, and fabric art.  Art classes, demonstrations, and workshops provide watercolor, drawing, poetry and collage experiences.

 

Regular gallery hours are 12-6 pm Mon-Sat.

 

 

To see more about the Artists of Palm Beach County and Art onPark Gallery, please visit this Virtual Gallery to see the work of our Resident Artists at:

www.artistsofpalmbeachcounty.com

 

 

 

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Call to Artists: “United States of the Arts – Spirit Poles” to Celebrate 4th on Flagler

July 4th on Flagler Drive in West Palm Beach is always spirited, but this year, the City is seeking artists to create fifty “Spirit Poles”.  The poles will represent the theme, ” Together we CREATE America”.  What better way to celebrate and show your creativity!  The Rickie Report urges artists to apply individually or to design a Spirit Pole as a group.  The Details are here.

 

 

 

  

“United State of the Arts – Spirit Poles”

4th on Flagler, South Florida’s largest Independence Day extravaganza, will take place Friday, July 4, 2014 from 5-10pm along the Downtown West Palm Beach Waterfront. Partnering with the City’s Art in Public Places (AIPP) and embracing the Downtown’s new Arts & Entertainment District, this year’s event theme is : “Together we CREATE America.”

The City of West Palm Beach is seeking artists to create a maximum of fifty “Spirit Poles” representing the event theme. “Spirit Poles” in the festival world originated with the New Orleans Jazzfest. They are traditionally 10 foot or taller poles adorned with crafty symbols, sculptures and/or flags that were used to identify locations of large groups of people on the festival site.

The City will provide:

 One 10 foot PVC pole per spirit pole.

 Signage indicating artist.

 Opportunity to present spirit pole at a June 2014 City Commission Meeting.

 Inclusion in 4th on Flagler public relations efforts.

 Opportunity to present spirit pole at the July 4th, 4th on Flagler event.

 $100 honorarium per spirit pole

The Selected Artist is responsible for:

 Creating Spirit Pole(s) using the 10 foot provided PVC pole(s) provided by the City and the conceptual drawing approved by the City.

 Spirit Poles will be outdoors for up to three weeks; Spirit Pole décor must be made of materials that withstand wind and rain weather conditions.

 Securing all décor on the spirit pole to withstand wind and rain weather conditions.

 Acknowledgement that all Spirit Poles and the materials used to create Spirit Poles will be the property of the City of West Palm Beach.

SPIRIT POLE ARTISIT APPLICATION

NAME(S): __________________________________________________

ADDRESS: __________________________________________________________

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CITY STATE ZIP

PHONE :(______)____________________(______) ___________________

HOME CELL

EMAIL ADDRESS: ______________________________________

WEBSITE: www.________________________________________

 Applicant must provide a conceptual drawing with application of spirit pole. See below example.

 Applicant must list materials expected to use to create and secure spirit poles. Please note decor must not hang lower than 5 feet from top of the pole.

 Applicant can submit one application for multiple spirit poles but each spirit pole must have its own drawing attached.

 Approved conceptual drawings and resulting Spirit Poles will be judged for inclusion based on:

o Relevance to the theme “Together we CREATE America”

o Family Friendly Nature

o Identification and use of materials that will have structural integrity and the ability to withstand outdoor weather conditions for up to three weeks


“See artists application attached for spirit poles for the 4th weekend celebration. Please share with all your colleagues and friends who might be interested. Also, check out City website about them:”

Application Timeline:
  • May 1, 2014: Spirit Pole application and conceptual drawings due
  • May 9, 2014: Selected artists notified.
  • June 4, 2014: Spirit Poles completed and delivered to the City of West Palm Beach
  • June 8, 2014: Spirit Poles presented by artists at City of West Palm Beach Commission Meeting
  • July 4, 2014: Artists welcome to present Spirit Poles at 4th on Flagler

 Application submission options: In-person or by mail toCommunity Events, Dept. of Parks & Recreation, 3rd floor, City Hall 401 Clematis Street, West Palm Beach, FL 33401 Via email to:kresch@wpb.org or fax # 561-822-1525.

 

 

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Fiber Artist, Leora Klaymer Stewart Exhibits at Cultural Council of Palm Beach County’s Gallery

Fiber artist extraordinaire, Leora Klaymer Stewart will present her newest work in a SOLO Exhibit at the Cultural Council of Palm Beach County.  Leora’s  woven vessels are reminiscent of forms found in nature.  What secrets are they holding?  What do they protect?  The Rickie Report urges you to attend this free reception on April 26th to meet the artist and explore her world of fabrications.  Here we give you details and a sneak peak, but can only hint at what promises to be the LARGEST installation of its kind in Palm Beach County!

 

 

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Please join us at the Cultural Council

 Saturday,  April 26,    3-5 P.M.

To celebrate the Opening Reception of

 

Leora Klaymer Stewart

 in the Lawrence A. Sanders Foundation Artist Resource Center. 
Refreshments will be served.  
Exhibition runs: April 26 through May 24, 2014  
  
Tuesday through Saturday, 10AM to 5PM  

 

601 Lake Avenue         Lake Worth, FL  33460

561.471.2901

www.palmbeachculture.com

 

Weaving as an metaphor is a common association and no exception with the artwork of Leora Klaymer Stewart.  The public is invited to her SOLO Exhibit at the Cultural Council of Palm Beach County’s Gallery. There will be a free reception and opportunity to meet the artist on Saturday, April 26, from 3-5 pm. The exhibit continues through May 24th. There is no charge to view the gallery, located at 601 Lake Avenue in Lake Worth,FL.

 

 

Leora’s major  installation piece, “Entanglements” consists of an 8 foot high by 3 foot wide knotted construction that has been wrapped and intertwined.  She used natural hemp twine and a variety of other fibers to represent the growth and intertwining of the Banyan tree.  She collaborated with Fine Art Photographer and Master Printer, Steve Spring, of the Palm Beach Photographic Centre.  Images of the Banyan tree were printed on Habotai silk and silk  organza panels 40 inches wide by 96 inches high.  These panels will be installed on each side of the  knotted structure to create an environment that represents nature as a metaphor for the cycle of life.

 

 

 

"Lifecycle 1" by Leora Klaymer Stewart

“Lifecycle Series” by Leora Klaymer Stewart

 

 ”RED MICROTUBULES” is part of the Life Cycle Series.  It is a circular piece constructed with red linen threads that have been loop-stitched with wrapping and glass beads. It is 16 inches in diameter, mounted on linen and enclosed in a plexi-box.

 

 

"Life Cycle 2" by Leora Klaymer Stewart

“Life Cycle 2″ by Leora Klaymer Stewart

 

“LIFE CYCLE”  is a circular piece constructed with pink and orange linen threads that have been loop-stitched with wrappings and glass beads.  It is 16 inches in a diameter, mounted on linen and enclosed in a plexi-box.

 

Leora tells The Rickie Report, ” All of my pieces represent the idea of the cycle of life – represented as a circle or sphere and as a container form holding mysteries.  I use ancient textile techniques ( knotting, loop-stitching, wrapping and inter-twining).”

 

 

"Virgin Bride" by Leora Klaymer Stewart

“Virgin Bride” by Leora Klaymer Stewart

 

“VIRGIN BRIDE”  is an oval piece which is 12 inches wide by 24 inches high.  It is created with a loop stitch in white nylon cord. Leora incorporates hand sewn pearls and feathers.   Her woven vessels are reminiscent of forms found in nature and can be interpreted as holders of secrets, emptiness or even generative possibilities.  Leora refers to her work as “transitional fabrications” which can also be interpreted as life cycles.

 

 

Leora graduated with an MFA from the School of the Art Institute of Chicago and has received two National Endowment for the Arts Fellowship Grants.  Her architectural commissions include Beckton Dickson Pharmaceuticals, Wool Bureau of America, Contintental Wheat and Grain, Prudential,Hong Kong Shanghai Bank and Knoll Showrooms.  Leora has taught at the Fashion Institute of Technology in New York City for 20 years and is currently teaching a fiber arts course at the Armory Art Center in West Palm Beach, FL.  She is continually creating new pieces in her studio, Llama Studios, in Palm Beach, FL.

 

 

 

For more information about Leora’s art work, please visit her website:  www.leorakstewart.com

 

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Ray Neubert Exhibits at Cultural Council of Palm Beach County’s Gallery

Ray Nuebert’s paintings demand and deserve more than a quick glance.  The viewer must not only read the words which are an integral part of the painting, but then take a wider view.  Subreal artist Ray Neubert explores painting, assemblage, photography and poetry in playful and profound ways for the reality below the surface.  The Cultural Council of Palm Beach County’s gallery is a perfect venue to see and appreciate his complex work.  The Rickie Report shares a sneak peak and details in this article and urges you to visit this exhibit.

 

 

 

 

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Please join us at the Cultural Council

 Saturday,  April 26,    3-5 P.M.

To celebrate the Opening Reception of


Raymond P. Neubert

 in the Lawrence A. Sanders Foundation Artist Resource Center. 
Refreshments will be served.  
Exhibition runs: April 26 through May 24, 2014     
Tuesday through Saturday, 10AM to 5PM  

 

601 Lake Avenue         Lake Worth, FL  33460

561.471.2901

www.palmbeachculture.com

"Lazy" by Raymond Neubert

“Lazy” by Raymond Neubert

 

Raymond P. Neubert’s recent art explores the relationship between his visual art and life in a playful combination of word play, expressionism and his own reality.  This journey began with his first Brownie Hawkeye camera, continuing with drawing, and ceramics, through the grid of warp and weft into digital pixilation.
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by Raymond P. Neubert

The public is invited to a free reception on Saturday, April 26th to meet the artist and see his SOLO exhibit at the Cultural Council of Palm Beach County’s Lawrence A. Sanders Foundation Artist Resource Center. Refreshments will be served.  The Exhibition runs: April 26 through May 24, 2014.  The Cultural Council gallery is open Tuesday through Saturday, 10AM to 5PM.  
The artist at work

The artist at work

Raymond recently finished a 4,000+ mile journey from his primary residence in West Palm Beach through Washington, DC, Philadelphia, Cleveland, Buffalo, Chicago, Kansas City MO. and Bentonville, Arkansas before returning to Florida.  He picked up the gallery in Occoquan, VA and is courting others in Cleveland and Kansas City.  
"Hot Thighs" by Raymond P. Neubert

“Hot Thighs” by Raymond P. Neubert

He has previously exhibited in South East Florida, Los Angeles, the Washington D.C. area, and North-East Ohio. Raymond participated in the prestigious Red Dot exhibit, 2012 in Miami,FL.  He is also a visiting artist at Los Feliz Charter School For The Arts  Los Angeles, California 2013.
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“Sweetie” by Raymond Neubert

Raymond shares, ” My work is influenced by my father’s word play, comics of all genres and heroic Propaganda Art.  My NeuArt began in 2009 when I combined drawing, colored ink and word play on lined paper in saturated colors.  I continue with Metamorphosis in acrylics on canvas.”
"You Take Such Liberties" by Raymond P. Neubert

“You Take Such Liberties” by Raymond P. Neubert

 

For more information about Raymond’s artwork, including photography, poetry, assemblage and paintings, please call  561-313-6080 or email  Neuray1@aol.com   or visit  www.subrealart.com

 

 

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Old Dixie EcoWalk for Earth Day at Seaborn Cove Boynton Beach

Once again, Boynton Beach and its Art in Public Places leads the way!  The Old Dixie Walk located at Seaborn Cove adds a unique and beneficial Public Art project to the current City of Boynton Beach’s Art in Public Places Program and Green Building Eco Art Initiatives. It demonstrates how to promote the green features of Seabourn Cove, the nation’s first and largest sustainable gated community, to the public, making the invisible visible. Join in an interactive walk on Earth Day, April 22nd.  The Rickie Report shares more details.
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On Tuesday, April 22 from 9:00a.m – 10:30 a.m. Art in Public Places will host an interactive walk at Old Dixie Eco Walk. The public, native plant, butterfly and wildlife organizations are invited to attend to learn about the purpose and function of this public eco art project. Old Dixie Eco Walk is a reforestation project designed to attract and sustain butterflies. It features 62 native plants with identification plaques, butterfly watering holes, sculptural rock resting areas and informational panels.
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Butterflies

The Old Dixie Walk located at Seaborn Cove adds a unique and beneficial public art project to the current City of Boynton Beach’s Art in Public Places Program and Green Building Eco Art Initiatives. It demonstrates how to promote the green features of Seabourn Cove, the nation’s first and largest sustainable gated community, to the public, making the invisible visible.
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The North American Butterfly Association (NABA) local representative will inform the public about the butterfly migration, endangered butterflies and their habitats. Eco Artist, Lucy Keshavarz will share her experience creating this Eco Art project.  Horticultural experts will share their knowledge on the benefits of native plantings and butterfly gardens. City staff will introduce the public to the benefits of the Old Dixie Eco walk reforestation project and its contribution to the City’s future blueway, greenway, trailway project. Free educational brochures are available for all those who attend.
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Monarch butterfly and chrysalis

The Old Dixie Eco Walk is part of the Seabourn Cove community located at 3501 South Federal Hwy., Boynton Beach. Old Dixie Eco Walk can be accessed on the east side of Old Dixie Hwy north of Gulfstream Road. Parking in the Seabourn Cove community can be accessed from Old Dixie Highway.  Follow the event signs.
Interpretive Panel and Rock Sculpture

Interpretive Panel and Rock Sculpture

For more information please visit www.boyntonbeach.org/departments/public_art/projects/dixie_ecowalk.php or contact Debby Coles-Dobay, Public Art Manager, at ColesDobayD@bbfl.us or 561-742-6026.

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From Paddle Boards to Easels: Meet Lighthouse ArtCenter’s New Art School Director Cynthia Trone

Cynthia Trone is a familiar face at the Lighthouse ArtCenter and the surrounding region.  She is well known for her creative environmental activism.  The Rickie Report met with Cynthia, the new Director of the Lighthouse ArtCenter’s School of Art. Here, she talks about how she transitioned from paddle boards to easels and about her goals for the School of Art.  

 

 

 

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Lighthouse ArtCenter  Names

 

 

Cynthia Trone

 

Director for School of Art

 

 

 

Cynthia Trone

Cynthia Trone

 

The Lighthouse ArtCenter has named Cynthia Trone director of its School of Art.  “New leadership means new opportunities to grow,” said Katie Deits, Executive Director of the Tequesta museum and art school, currently celebrating its 50th anniversary. Cynthia joined the staff of the Lighthouse ArtCenter in April, 2013, as Executive Assistant to Katie Deits. 

 

 

TRR: Please tell us about your background

CT:

 

I graduated from Colby College with a Bachelor of Arts in English Literature.  I’m a Jersey girl who was raised with Manhattan in her backyard.  Then I spent my 20′s and early 30′s on the coast of Maine. I raised my three children in Burlington, Vt., and moved to Tequesta in 2005.  I am an artist who loves photography and  writing. 

 

 

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Jupiter Pointe Paddle Board

TRR:  Your previous experiences with environmental activism include creating platforms as educational elements for all ages.

CT:

I managed Jupiter Outdoor Center and Jupiter Pointe Paddling for six years and taught thousands of people the simple pleasure of “the glide”.  Before paddle boarding became popular, I was helping lead ecotours and teaching children and adults yoga on paddle boards!

 

 

Justin Riney, Mother Ocean

Justin Riney, Mother Ocean

 

 

I am the Operations Director of Mother Ocean and volunteer Project Lead for Expedition Florida 500, a statewide conservation effort.   I grew up inspired by the sea, have a deep love of the outdoors and feel community is important.  The Mother Ocean project has been a great opportunity to bring non-profits and communities together on a State level.  It is exciting to be part of this movement, as Justin Riney brings awareness of the importance of our waterways to all parts of Florida!

 

 

 

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TRR: How does that translate to the arts?

CT:

It was thrilling to be part of the recent Arts & Conservation Summit held in Vero Beach, FL this past January.  What a phenomenal opportunity to show how using the arts to express and embrace nature, we can protect what we love!  This is a collaboration to make the world a better place and to teach future generations!

 

 

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TRR:  Which brings us to your role at the Lighthouse ArtCenter

CT:

 

Lighthouse ArtCenter is a place that is nurturing…a safe place to try new things…to breath in the creative air and to connect with the community.   The School of Art offers eight-week sessions as well as one, two, or three-day workshops.  They are the perfect occasion to try a new medium without making an 8 week commitment.  

 

 

Jewelry with Tracey Roedl

Jewelry with Tracey Roedl

 

 

The School encompasses classes and workshops for young children, teens and adults.  There are day and evening offerings, where you can explore painting with acrylic, oil or watercolor.  You can learn new photography techniques or create decorative/functional items with fused glass. Learn how to create your own jewelry pieces or gain skills in the newest trend such a encaustic painting ( using wax and collage techniques).  We have the largest kiln facility in the area, with 10 pottery wheels and 6 kilns, so ceramics is a big interest here.

 

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Ceramics with Cara McKinley

 

Katie Diets shares, “ Over the past year, Ms. Trone has proven her leadership abilities, first as executive assistant and now as director of the school. She also will oversee the ArtCenter’s summer camp programs.  Ms. Trone is responsible for management of the Center’s marketing, community outreach, as well as donor development, grants management and fundraising.It’s something that comes naturally for her.  We look forward to Cynthia guiding some of our relationships with other local organizations by integrating environmental themes in the art projects our students create.”

 

Sculpture with Eduardo Gomez

Sculpture with Eduardo Gomez

 

 

TRR:  You have an exceptional faculty.  How does an artist approach LAC to be included?

CT:

 

 

I celebrate our faculty as well as our supportive Board. Our goal is to forge connections between the community, our exhibits, receptions and classes. Interested artists should email me and send an overview of jpegs of their work.  We are always recruiting.  Include your: medium, availability (day, evening, weekend), length of lessons ( 8 week class or 1,2,3 day workshop), preferred ages of students (young children, youth, adult), a brief resume and some references.  

 

 

Art Camp

Art Camp

 

Our new Session begins April 28 for 6 weeks, followed by a 10 week Summer Session starting June 9th.  There are limited classes during the day in the summer due to summer camp activities from 9 am – 3 pm, but we still have evening and weekend sessions. We’re already planning our Early Fall Session which begins September 8th.

 

“I invite everyone to stop by the School of Art, see what we do, then enroll in a class,” Ms. Trone said.   The School of Art is around the corner from the museum, at 95 Seabrook Road, Tequesta. Call (561) 748-8737

 

 

 

The Lighthouse ArtCenter, a member-supported 501(c)(3) 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. Programs are funded in part by the Cultural Council of Palm Beach County, the Palm Beach County Tourist Development Council and the Palm Beach County Board of County Commissioners.

 

 

For information on the Lighthouse ArtCenter Museum, School of Art, exhibitions, programs and events, visit LighthouseArts.org or call (561) 746-3101. The Lighthouse ArtCenter is at Gallery Square North, 373 Tequesta Drive, Tequesta, Fla., one-half mile west of U.S. Highway 1. Museum hours are Monday through Friday 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. and Saturday, 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Admission is $5 Monday through Friday. Admission is free on Saturday. Closed Sunday.

 

 

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561-537-0291

 

 

 

 

 

 

Mandel Public Library of West Palm Beach Offers FUNdraiser Raffle-Chance To Win $10,000

The Rickie Report is pleased to share an innovative event that will help raise money to support year-round activities which bring culture and the arts to people of all ages and stages of life.   The Mandel Public Library of West Palm Beach is more than a “library” – it is more of a community center.  If you have not stopped by, we urge to do so.  Check out the multiplicity of programs (we are especially fond of Dog Tales in the Children’s area), get your FREE library card and begin taking advantage of what they offer.  This article looks at the Friends of the Mandel Public Library of West Palm Beach’s newest  FUNDraiser!   When you purchase a ticket, you not only help the library, but you could win up to $10,000 yourself!  Details are here.

 

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Announcing The 500 Club 2014!

 

SPECIAL DRAWING WITH ONLY 500 TICKETS

 

We invite you to join the second annual “The 500 Club,” a very special drawing with only 500 tickets offered for a suggested donation of $100 each.  While 50% of the net proceeds from the “The 500 Club” will help the Library Foundation support the Mandel Public Library of West Palm Beach, the remaining 50% in the Big Pot…will become the PRIZE MONEY.  Based on 500 tickets being sold a participant has a 1 in 500 chance of winning 1st prize or a 1 in 83 chance of any prize (Great Odds!!). 

Prizes will be based on actual ticket sales as follow:

PRIZE DISTRIBUTIONS WITH 500 TICKETS SOLD
MAXIMUM CASH PRIZES
1st Prize (20% of ticket sales) $10,000
2nd Prize (10% of ticket sales) $5,000
3rd Prize (8% of ticket sales) $4,000
4th Prize (6% of ticket sales) $3,000
5th Prize (4% of ticket sales) $2,000
6th Prize (2% of ticket sales) $1,000

 

 

A reception will be held Monday April 28, 2014 at the Mandel Public Library of West Palm Beach from 5:30 to 7:00 pm for all “The 500 Club” participants.  At 6:30 that evening the six winning tickets will be drawn.  Additional guest tickets to the event will be available for a donation of $10 per person.  While you need not be present to win, if you attended last year’s event you know you will have a great time!

 

 

Buy your tickets today at www.wpblf.org/500club

 

 

 

 

 

 

CALL TO ACTION:

Visit the website and you will be amazed at the offerings.  Imagine a buffet filled with the items you expect, but presented in an innovative manner.  Feast on the various items you’ve wanted to try but never took the time.  And dig into what the Mandel Public Library of West Palm Beach has to offer!

 

If you are interested in taking part in a behind-the scenes tour, please contact  Rebecca Weiss  Development Manager  rweiss@mycitylibrary.org   or call 561-868-7704

 

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 For more information:

Foundation for the Mandel Public Library of West Palm Beach

411 Clematis Street  - 3rd Floor

561-822-9972

www.wpblibraryfound.org

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Sue Lynch Expresses Her Joy in Color at the Delray Beach Library Gallery

Sue Lynch will be exhibiting her artwork at the Delray Beach Library, as she shares “Favorite Places: Europe and Delray”.  Her paintings include familiar Delray Beach scenes and landscapes based on her extensive European travels. This is a real treat for those who aren’t able to see her studio at the famous Torpedo Factory Art Center in the Washington, DC area.   The public is invited to meet the artist at a free reception on April 19th.  The Rickie Report is pleased to share the details and tell you more about Sue in this article.

 

 

 

Sue Lynch

SOLO Exhibit:

 

“Favorite Places: Europe and Delray”

Delray Beach Public Library, 2nd floor

 100 W Atlantic Ave  Delray Beach, FL

 

Public Reception  and Meet the Artist

 Saturday, April 19th     3-5 pm

Exhibit continues through June 14th

 
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Delray Beach and Washington DC artist, Sue Lynch will be exhibiting at the Delray Public Library, 100 W. Atlantic Avenue from April 19 until June 14th. Her paintings are familiar Delray Beach scenes and landscapes based on her extensive European travels. A resident of Delray for the past three winters, she has loved the architecture of our “Village by the Sea”.  One of her teachers describes Sue’s paintings as “joy in color”!

 

 

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Sue tells The Rickie Report that art has always been a part of her life.  She studied different art techniques in college and went on to become a Fashion Illustrator for a large department store.  Sue continued her art education through painting classes and has shown her artwork in numerous galleries in the Washington, DC area.  

 

 

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Originally a watercolorist, Sue moved to acrylics as her medium.  She has been in numerous group and SOLO shows.  “Sue Lynch’s very powerful acrylics unify recognizable shapes with abstraction. Evocative of places, intense with color and just the right combinations of colors working together.”  ELAN Magazine June 2013

 

 

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 ”I am an artist at The Torpedo Factory Art Center, which is the highlight of Alexandria’s Potomac River waterfront, attracting approximately 500,000 visitors annually.  Visitors can meet over 82 artists who maintain studio space, visit six galleries, two workshops and enjoy the Alexandria Archaeology Museum”, she shares. Sue’s many awards include Bests in Show in the Virginia Watercolor Society, the Fairfax County Council of the Arts Annual Exhibition and Waterworks National Marine Art Show.

 

 

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Sue’s works are in many collections including the U.S. Embassies in Germany and China, The US Nuclear Regulatory Agency, Texaco, George Mason University and James Madison University. Most recently her painting “Ravello” was purchased by the actor/collector, Kelsey Grammer. 

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To see more of Sue’s artwork, please visit  www.suelynchpaintings.com or contact her at solynch1@gmail.com .

 

 

 

 

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Wanee Festival 2014 (Allman Brothers Band), Florida Arts Association and Northwood Village Art Walk Feature Jonathon Ortiz Smykla’s Art

What do the acclaimed Wanee Festival 2014, Allman Brothers Band, Florida Arts Association, Boynton Beach Art District and Northwood Village Art Walk all have in common?  The artwork of Jonathon Ortiz-Smykla!  Otherwise recognized as a gallery owner of OSGS in Northwood,  Jonathon’s own artwork will be featured in three separate venues this month.  The Rickie Report is pleased to share the details here in chronological order.

 

 

 

Jonathon Ortiz-Smykla, Artist

 

 Wanee, 2014 

 

Wanee 2014 Festival T-Shirt Designed by Jonathon Ortiz-Smykla

Wanee 2014 Festival T-Shirt Designed by Jonathon Ortiz-Smykla

 

 

The Wanee Festival is hosted by the Allman Brothers Band and is celebrating it’s 10th Year! The Wanee festival includes a long list of nationally touring musicians in many genres of music, many who owe credit to the Allman Brothers for paving the way.  The future of Wanee remains cloudy due to the Allman Brothers finally calling it quits after 2014.  This comes after a successful 45 year run filled with some of the greatest rock improvisation the world has every known.  

 

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Jonathon tells The Rickie Report, “I’m honored to be a part of this historical time for the Allman Brothers and to be leaving my own personal mark on this event.  It’s also a great honor to have been chosen two years in a row as the designer for the festival t-shirt. It will be sold at the festival in a limited edition fashion”.

 

Visit the Wanee website for the lineup and information: http://www.waneefestival.com/

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 April 12th Flyer

 

 

The Northwood Art Walk – April 12th, starts at 6pm. This is a FREE Event and easy sign-up at www.NorthwoodArtWalk.com.    Highlights include Lot 23 introduction and a look into their brand new Studio space on Northwood Rd.

 

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To satisfy thirst and hunger The Art Walk is featuring Table 427. **20% off your entire bill if you reserve for a party of 6 or more by mentioning you are on the Art Walk tour, for dinner that same evening.  Table 427 will have live entertainment and will be serving the finest International Cuisine by Chef Roberto who is widely recognized for his cooking skills.

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Jonathan Ortiz Solo Exhibition

 

Florida Arts Association

Presents    ”Local Spotlights”

The Artwork of Jonathon Ortiz-Smykla

“Urban Scrawl”

 

Public Reception

Thursday, April 17th

7-10 pm

 

Activista Artista Gallery

 

 

422 W.Industrial Avenue        Boynton Beach,FL

(located just West of I-95 as you exit the Boynton Beach Blvd. Exit off of I-95.  Take your first right onto West Industrial Ave.)

 

 

 

“Local Spotlights,” created by Rolando Chang Barrero, is a program of Florida Arts Association (not-for-profit organization) to facilitate Florida Artists in all disciplines a venue to showcase their talent and creativity.

 
"$$$" by Jonathon Ortiz-Smykla

“$$$” by Jonathon Ortiz-Smykla

 

“Urban Scrawl “,  a SOLO  exhibition, featuring paintings and small work collage/assemblage pieces by Jonathon Ortiz-Smykla at the Boynton Beach Arts District’s ActivistArtistA Gallery.

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“Dinner Hype” by Jonathon Ortiz-Smykla

 

“Urban Scrawl” will represent abstract paintings created through layers of texture, color and spatial relationships.  The newest works on exhibit have been created through assemblage that relate to pop culture, history and the vernacular language of both rural and urban cultures.
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Mixed Media on Canvas by Jonathon Ortiz-Smykla

 

Jonathon explains, “The paintings span 4 years and are mostly abstract with awareness to layers of texture and color.  The $$$ piece was a bit more of a turning point from the abstract work as I began to focus on more pop art and cultural based work, as seen with my 2014 small works collage series.  I hope that the exhibit at ActivistaArtistA Gallery/Studio will be seen as a range of work that has grown with my experimental pursuits.  By experimental I mean that the mixture of mediums I work with does not pinpoint to just one technique or style at this stage of my creativity.  As a relatively new, full-time artist I’m still learning a lot from the art world in general.”

 

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“Love, It’s What’s For Dinner” by Jonathon Ortiz-Smykla

 

 

” My education was not art history based, nor was it through an Art school.  My path led through the School of Architecture, Design and Construction at Auburn University where I gained my Masters in Landscape Architecture, which is where my professional work developed over the past 13 years.  Only as of recent has my true passion for art resurfaced and provided me the excitement to pursue many more artistic endeavors.  It’s a true delight to be awarded opportunities to grow as an artist and to gain exposure for work that I have such passion for”, he goes on to share.

"The Skin U R In" by Jonathon Ortiz-Smykla

“The Skin U R In” by Jonathon Ortiz-Smykla

 

For more information about this exhibit, please contact ActivistArtistA Gallery/Studio located at  422 West Industrial Ave. in Boynton Beach, FL 33426  or call  (786)521-1199  Rolando Chang Barrero  rolandobarrero@me.com    or visit www.activistartista.blogspot.com 

 

 

 

 

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"Ozone" by Jonathon Ortiz-Smykla

“Ozone” by Jonathon Ortiz-Smykla

To get a broad view of Jonathon’s art in general, please visit www.LuckyBandanaDesign.com.  There you will find a range of work from paintings to graphic design to rock posters to photography.  For more information contact Evelyn Ortiz Smykla & Jonathon Ortiz-Smykla    OSGS Ortiz-Smykla|Gallery-Studio   p: 561-833-2223    e: OSGSart@hotmail.com    www.OSGSart.com    Find us on Facebook at http://www.facebook.com/OSGSart

 

 

 

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Rickie Leiter, Publisher

The Rickie Report

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Rickie@therickiereport.com

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