Griffin Gallery Explores the Artistic Evolution of the Ancient Hydra Handle

The Griffin Gallery ‘s newest exhibit reminds us that ornamentation on every day objects was as popular in  early human history as they are today. The Hydria, primarily a pot for fetching water, derives its name from the Greek word for “water”. Hydriai were often seen on painted Greek vases, showing scenes of women carrying water from a fountain.  A hydria has two horizontal handles at the sides for lifting and a vertical handle at the back for dipping and pouring. Of all the Greek vase shapes, the hydria probably received the most artistically significant treatment in terracotta and in bronze. The Rickie Report shares the details of this exhibit, as we find ancient design the initial map to modernity.
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Griffin Gallery

Invites you to

ARTISTIC EVOLUTION OF THE ANCIENT HYDRIA HANDLE

 

Thursday, April 10, 2014

5:00 P.M. until 7:00 P.M.

The exhibition continues through May 07, 2014

Gallery hours are Tuesday through Saturday 10:30 A.M. until 5 P.M., Monday by appointment only and closed Sunday.

Gallery Center, 608 Banyan Trail Boca Raton, FL

 

The evolution of the terracotta hydria from the 7th century B.C. to the 3rd century B.C. is well represented in the Greek collection of the Metropolitan Museum. The earliest vessels typically have a wide body and broadly rounded shoulder. Sometime before the middle of the 6th century B.C., however, the shape evolved into one with a flatter shoulder that meets the body at a sharp angle. By the end of the 6th century B.C., a variant, known as a kalpis, developed. With a continuous curve from the lip through the body of the vessel, it became the type favored by red-figure vase painters. Terracotta black-glaze hydriai of the late Classical period were sometimes decorated with a gilt wreath that was painted or applied in shallow relief around the vase’s neck. These gilt wreaths imitated actual gold funerary wreaths that were placed around bronze hydriai, examples of which have been found in Macedonian tombs. Hydriai from this later, Hellenistic, period tend to be more slender and elongated.

 

Greek Bronze Hydria, Roaring Lion

Greek Bronze Hydria, Roaring Lion

Bronze hydriai consist of a body, which was hammered, and a foot and handles, which were cast and decorated with figural and floral motifs. Sometimes the moldings and other decorative elements of the foot, handles, and rim were embellished with silver inlay. The green patina evident on many Greek bronze hydriai is a result of corrosion over the centuries. Originally, these vessels had a gold, copper, or brown tint, depending on the particular bronze alloy that was used. The cast vertical handles could be particularly elaborate, taking the form of human figures and powerful animals. Images of deities and other mythological figures appear on some of the more ornate vases of the Classical period. A particularly popular type of bronze hydria features a siren at the base of the vessel’s vertical handle.
Parthian Bronze Lionhead Handle

Parthian Bronze Lionhead Handle

Sirens—part beautiful woman and part bird—were mythological creatures that often had funerary connotations. Their legendary singing lured sailors off course to shipwreck and death. Frequently, sirens appear on Classical Greek gravestones as if lamenting or watching over the deceased. Perhaps their appearance on the handles of bronze hydriai signifies the vessels’ funerary function. Or, more generally, these mythological creatures may stand for female attendants. On the handles of bronze hydriai, sirens are represented with their wings open, as if in mid flight. Perhaps they are assisting in lifting the vessel and pouring out its liquid contents.
Roman Bronze

Roman Bronze

Like its terracotta counterpart, the kalpis became the most popular form of bronze hydria in the fifth century B.C. These metal vessels were used not only for water but also as cinerary urns, ballot boxes, votive offerings, and as prizes for competitions held at Greek sanctuaries. The occasional inscription on a rim describes their use as an offering to a god or as a prize for an athletic or music competition. Many well-preserved examples of these bronze vessels have been found in tombs.
Early Bronze Age Spouted Vessel

Early Bronze Age Spouted Vessel

Like many Greek vases, the hydria typically had a lid that is seldom preserved. This cover could be quite tall and taper to a point. When a hydria was used as an urn, the lid might be made of another material, such as lead, that was simply flattened over the rim of the vessel. Plaster was also used to seal the cremated remains. At other times, the lid was made of the same material as the rest of the vase.
Middle Age Bronze Juglet

Middle Age Bronze Juglet

In Hellenistic times, during the third and first half of the second centuries B.C., a new regional type of hydria developed, known as the Hadra hydria (water jar used as a cinerary urn). These vessels take their name from the Hadra cemetery of Alexandria, Egypt, where many examples were first discovered in the late nineteenth century. However, scientific analysis and research have revealed that the Hadra hydriai were made in western Crete, and exported to Egypt. They were also used for burials on Crete and have been excavated in tombs at Phaistos.
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Roman Bronze

Hadra hydriai are typically decorated with black paint, and many of them bear ink inscriptions that identify the deceased and the year in which they died. In some instances, Hadra hydriai are coated with a white slip, and then decorated with polychrome paint. These particular Hadra hydriai are likely the product of local Alexandrian workshops, and they provide valuable information about the customs of Greeks living in Egypt during the reign of the Ptolemies in the Hellenistic period.
Pottery Twin Jug

Pottery Twin Jug

Colette Hemingway, Independent Scholar
Sean Hemingway, Department of Greek & Roman, The Metropolitan Museum of Art
Griffin Gallery specializes in museum quality Ancient Art. Our holdings include over five hundred authentic artifacts that reflect a spectrum of the cultures of Antiquity in addition to Contemporary Fine Works of Art. Among our treasures are pieces from Greece, Rome, Egypt, the Far East, the Near East, the Holy Land, Pre-Columbian cultures, and pre historic Native America.

Griffin Gallery Ancient Art is located at Gallery Center, 608 Banyan Trail Boca Raton, FL 33431.  For more information please contact them via phone: 561.994.0811, fax: 561.994.1855 or visit www.griffingallery.net  or email griffingallery18@yahoo.com

Sponsored by: Beiner,Inkeles & Horvitz, P.A. 2000 Glades Road, Ste. 110, Boca Raton, FL, 33431, (561) 750-1800    Works cited: http://www.metmuseum.org/toah/hd/gkhy/hd_gkhy.htm

 

 

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Call To Artists: Brewhouse Gallery Bringing New Concept to Lake Park

The Brewhouse Gallery is the brainchild of accomplished Palm Beach Gardens artist AJ Brockman and partner Bobby Hodson, who want to reinvent the art gallery model after experiencing firsthand what it’s like to make a living as an artist. Not only do artists get commission-free exhibit space for three months at a time; visitors experience an ever-changing atmosphere of creative expression!  The Rickie Report is pleased to share a Call to Artists as we encourage artists, jewelers and sculptors to read the details. Located at 720 Park Avenue in Lake Park, FL, a late Spring opening is anticipated.

 

 

 

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720 Park Avenue        Lake Park, FL

AJ Brockman and Bobby Hodson are reinventing the concept of what an art gallery can be, after experiencing firsthand what it’s like to make a living as an artist.  They encourage artists of all mediums, jewelers and sculptors to contact them for more information as Brewhouse Gallery anticipates a late Spring, 2014 opening.
They tell The Rickie Report,  “Serving coffee by day and craft beer/wine by night, the Brewhouse Gallery is part eclectic hipster lounge, part modern New York art gallery. It’s a creative space to share ideas, hold meetings, listen to music, browse the art that surrounds you, or just relax with your laptop, a brew, and pretend to work while you browse ridiculous Facebook statuses”.
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AJ goes on to explain more about their concept,   ” What is the number one drawback to a traditional artist co-op? Very little foot traffic which ultimately leads to very little sales. With this model there is a constant draw of foot traffic and nightly events to get people in the door and seeing your work on the walls. Not to mention, people are much more inclined to make impulse buys after loosening up with a glass of wine or a beer. By no means would this be a bar in the traditional sense but more of a public house, creative space, think tank, hang out. 
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•             Huge foot traffic draw with nightly events including open mic night, singer-songwriter acoustic jam sessions, painting classes, creative/inspirational speakers, classic car night, charity poker tournaments, etc.
•             One major event per month, essentially an artist opening, that is heavily promoted and features all of our resident artists and their work.
•             No need to volunteer your time, we handle everything. With a traditional co-op you are required to commit a certain amount of volunteer time to run the gallery. We would handle everything and simply call you if you have made a sale or someone is interested in negotiating.
•             All work will be prescreened and approved. This keeps the subject matter to a high standard and competition from fellow artists to a minimum to reinforce the quality of work that you are being represented with.
•             Want to update your space with a new piece? No problem. You are free to come in and swap out any of your work at any time… as well as inviting others to see your work at our location and scheduling special events of your own.
•             NO COMMISSION! (Minus a small processing fee)
 
The term of rental is for three months and we are already very close to having a waiting list… There are multiple sizes available at different price points to fit every artists needs.”
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The partners add, “Complete with Wi-Fi, and a friendly vibe, the Brewhouse Gallery is your place to relax, socialize, and get somethin’ brewin!”

 

For more information about The Brewhouse Gallery please contact :
info@BrewhouseGallery.com  or call  
561.771.1641 | Facebook | BrewhouseGallery.com

 Somethins’ Brewin at 720 Park Ave., Lake Park, FL 33403

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Artisans on The Ave in Lake Worth offers Comedy Night, Featured Artist Susan Painter and Judaica Sale

Two wonderful events are happening at Artisans on the Ave in Lake Worth on April 3rd and 4th that you won’t want to miss!  On Thursday, April 3rd, three artists will be showing their Judaica collections: Marsha Bablier, Irene Jalowayski and Robert ben Kline.  Sculptor, Robert ben Kline (aka Cheese Louise) and eight of his friends will also share their comedic talents during a FREE two-hour routine!  On April 4th, you can meet Featured Artist, Susan Painter, who will be showing her colorful functional pottery pieces. There will be a separate Opening Reception that Friday evening.  The Rickie Report shares the details here!  
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Artisans on The Ave

Thursday, April 3rd   6 – 10 pm

Judaica Art and FREE Comedy Night

 

Friday April 4th   6-9 pm

Meet Featured Artist, Susan Painter

 

 

630 Lake Avenue

Lake Worth, FL

561-762-8162

 

 

Star of David Seder Plate by Irene Jalowayski

Star of David Seder Plate by Irene Jalowayski

On Thursday, April 3rd at 6pm, you will meet three artists who offer handmade one-of-a-kind Judaica pieces.  Marsha Bablier, Irene Jalowayski and Robert ben Kline will showcase mezuzahs, menorahs, seder plates and shabbat candlesticks.

 

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Marsha Bablier

 

Marsha Bablier is known for her varied fused glass pieces. She creates encaustic art pieces for wall decor as well as silver jewelry.  

 

 

Mezzuzah by Irene Jalowayski

Mezzuzah by Irene Jalowayski

 

 

 

Candlesticks by Irene Jalowayski

Candlesticks by Irene Jalowayski

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Menorah by Irene Jalowayski

Menorah by Irene Jalowayski

 

Irene Jalowayski’s fused glass pieces are one-of-a-kind.  Always trying new techniques, Irene has been creating heirloom quality Judaica pieces as well as other functional glass art.

 

 Sculptor Robert ben Kline looks for a different take on life.  For more than a decade he has produced iconic, ironic images in wood and ceramics.  His work includes dachshunds, dancers, errant drivers, classic novels, politicians, famous paintings, comedians, Judaica and scenes of daily life in colorful and glossy finishes.

 



"Knife in Hat" by Robert ben Kline

“Knife in Hat” by Robert ben Kline

 

 

 

 

 

"Rodney" by Robert ben Kline

“Rodney” by Robert ben Kline

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Enjoy a FREE comedy show from 8-10 pm with Robert ben Kline (aka Cheese Louise) and a cast of 8 comedians.  With original sets, they will tickle your funny bone and drown you in jocularity.  Stories in the news, pets, vacation anxiety and daily life situations are sure to entertain!

 

 

 

Candlesticks and Vase by Susan Painter

Candlesticks and Vase by Susan Painter

 

Nationally recognized ceramicist, Susan Painter will be the Featured Artist from April 3 through April 13th.  Susan is known for her colorful pottery with designs portraying a tropical beach lifestyle.  All hand painted and made by Susan, you will see fish, crabs, palm trees and beach houses within her functional and decorative pottery pieces.  Using a potter’s wheel or slip cast, each piece is lead-free and meant to be used to serve food and brighten your home.  Susan’s work is collected by clients all around the United States.  The public is invited to a special Open Reception on Friday, April 4th with free refreshments from 6-9 pm.  You can see her newest designs at susanpainterpottery.com

Plater by Susan Painter

Platter by Susan Painter

For more information about Artisans on the Ave. please contact  Betty Wilson 561.762.8162 or Linda Manganaro 561.308.7263    Artisans On The Ave is located at 630 Lake Avenue, Lake Worth,FL 33460.  The Gallery phone is: 561-312-9924 or visit: http://www.artisansontheave.com  or

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City Place Turns Into Outdoor Gallery

CityPlace in West Palm Beach will host a Signature Spring Art Festival March 29 & 30, 2014 for the fourth year.  Over 150 artists from around the United States will take part and the public is invited to attend at no charge.  There will also be a FREE art giveaway by Featured Artist, Diana Ahrens valued at $2,600!  Diana’s work is mixed media and is well known for her “wine art”.  Everyone is sure to enjoy the outdoor gallery setting in this city hub! The Rickie Report shares the details here:

 

4th Annual CityPlace Art Fair

 

             

March 29 – March 30, Saturday & Sunday

10:00 am – 5:00 pm          

                                                                                                                                   

CityPlace in West Palm Beach,FL    

Navigational address:  700 South Rosemary Avenue, West Palm Beach, FL 33401

 

 To Support the Arts and the Local Community

 

Free and open to the public

 

 

CityPlace welcomes back its signature spring art festival March 29 – 30, 2014. This two-day juried event features an eclectic display of artwork by the finest artists in the country, including top talent from throughout South Florida. The artistic media will include paintings, life size sculptures, photography, ceramics, glass, wood, collage, mixed media, and handmade jewelry with prices set to suit all budgets. Admission is free and open to the public. 

 

Diana Fahrens and "Dancing Glasses"

Diana Ahrens and “Dancing Glasses”

 

 

A free art giveaway will feature the work of mixed media artist Diana Ahrens.  The prize, a 48” x 24” piece titled “Champion I” and valued at $2,600, will be on display at her booth where registration will also take place. No purchase will be necessary to participate and the winner will be announced during the final hour of the festival. To learn more about Diana Ahrens and her work go to www.dianaahrens.com.

 

 

 

"New Beginnings" by Diana Ahrens

“New Beginnings” by Diana Ahrens

 

 

 

The streets within this popular retail and dining destination will be closed to vehicular traffic to better accommodate festival patrons as they stroll through the vast array of art.  All of the artists will be present for the duration of the show and encourage art enthusiasts to ask questions about their work.  

 

 

 

"Jubilee" by Diana Ahrens

“Jubilee” by Diana Ahrens

 

 

ABOUT THE FESTIVAL: 

 

  • Juried outdoor art showcase 
  • Original Art Handmade in America
  • 150 artists from 30 different states
  • Prices set to suit all budgets – ranging from as little as $25 to $30,000 
  • Artists hand-selected by independent panel of expert judges from hundreds of applicants 
  • All artists on site for duration of festival
  • Vast array of artistic media including paintings, sculptures, photography, ceramics, glass, wood, handmade jewelry, collage, mixed media
  • Live Music 
  • Free Art Giveaway

 

"Personal best" by Diana Ahrens

“Personal Best” by Diana Ahrens

 

About Howard Alan Events, Ltd.:

 

Howard Alan Events, a Florida-based company, develops and presents art and craft shows throughout the country. For the past 25 years, Howard Alan Events has produced some of the nation’s finest juried art shows, including more than 40 venues each year such as the Downtown Aspen Art Festival (Aspen, CO), Beaver Creek Art Festival (Beaver Creek, CO), Chicago Tribune North Michigan Avenue Art Festival (Chicago, IL), and the Las Olas Art Fairs, (Fort Lauderdale, FL). Several shows are ranked in the top 100 art fairs in the country by Sunshine Artist magazine.

 

For additional information on the 4th Annual CityPlace Art 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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Innovative Art is Here at the Outdoor Two-Night Biennial At Whitespace Collection

 “Outside the Box2” is the second biennial exhibition of outdoor, site-specific art in Palm Beach County, FL. This unique and alternative format, situated at the uniquely prestigious Whitespace-The Mordes Collection, features innovative contemporary artists that will interact with the unique landscape & outdoor environment. The inaugural event in 2012, featured installations by 22 artists from South Florida, attracted hundreds of art enthusiasts, and was covered extensively in local media.  This year’s exhibit has grown in scope with nearly double the amount of installations. The Rickie Report shares the details and urges you to attend!   Attendees will walk through a maze of color, images & sounds. Visitors can use the map to ensure that they find all 37 installations. The artworks range from hand-sculpted ceramics, found object assemblage, video art, performances, and interactive installations. 

 

 

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                                                   THE MORDES COLLECTION

                                OUTSIDE the BOX –2

a curated exhibition by Lisa Rockford  

37 artists  

sculpture, video, preformance and special projects  

placed in the Landscape  

     around Whitespace   

Friday, April 4 and Saturday, April 5 
(2 nights only)
7:30 – 10:30 pm
Admission $10 per person – no reservation required
parking at Urban Youth Impact and Clear Lake Animal Hospital
2805 N. Australian Avenue
West Palm Beach, Florida 33407
T:561.842.4131
F:561.842.4132
E: 2805@mordes.net
www.whitespacecollection.com
partial proceeds benefiting the arts and arts education in Palm Beach Country through Community Foundation
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OUTSIDE THE BOX2
curated by Lisa Rockford,
is the second biennial exhibition of outdoor, site-specific art in Palm Beach County, FL.
This unique and alternative format, situated at the uniquely prestigious Whitespace -
The Mordes Collection, features innovative contemporary artists that will interact with the
unique landscape & outdoor environment.
Artists in South Florida working in installation art, mixed media, sculpture, video art,
new media, sound, and performance will be included in this exhibition.
The curator will give preference to installations that are imaginative,
have high aesthetic appeal, include interactive and/or multi-sensory elements,
and incorporate or adapt well to the site.
Prizes:   
Best in Show will receive $350, Second Place will receive $150.
Prize Jury Panel:
Lisa Rockford – Curator Outside the Box 2
Marisa J. Pascucci – Curator of 20th Centruy & Contemporary Art- Boca Museum of Art
Bryan D. Walsh – Gallery Director DTR Modern Galleries
John J. McGurk – Independent Curator NYC.
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Lisa Rockford, the curator, said she gave preference to installations that were “imaginative, include interactive and/or multi-sensory elements, have high aesthetic appeal, and incorporate nature, or adapt well to the site.”

 

There are more notable installations and site-specific interventions than can be mentioned. The Outside the BoxBiennial is sure to become one of the most significant and indispensable celebrations of visual art in South Florida, and will clearly be a spectacle of visual delights for all who attend.

 

 

 

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OUTSIDE THE BOX2 ARTISTS:

 

Amalia Mermingas

Andrew Nigon

Ariel Baron-Robbins

Cara McKinley

Carmen Tiffany

Caroline Collette

Cat Del Buono

Chelsea Odum

Christine Fogel

Craig Smith

Duane James Brant

Erik Kucera

Gardner Cole Miller

Ian Honore

Jacques de Beaufort

Jade Henderson

Joseph Herring

Joshua Hunter Davis

Judy Polstra

Karla Walter

Katelyn Fay

Kevin Curry

Kristina Thalin

Mark Joseph Oliver

Martin Casuso

Matthew Falvey

Mumbi O’Brien & Kaleb Durocher

Pilar Batlle

Randy Burman

Rebeca Gilling

Regina Jestrow

Sylvia Riquezes

TD Gillispie

Valeria Rocchiccioli

Vanessa Diaz

Vanessa Garcia

Woody Othello

 

The exhibition inside the “Box, ” called “Optic Edge,” which has been on view since December, will also be open for viewing during this event. The Whitespace gallery (indoors) features internationally recognized artists from the Mordes collection, rotating new works for every annual exhibition. “The “Outside the Box” exhibition marks the final weekend for the Optic Edge exhibition.

 

ABOUT THE CURATOR:

 

Lisa Rockford, received her MFA from the School of the Art Institute of Chicago. Lisa is an Assistant Professor at Broward College, a resident artist at Sailboat Bend artist Lofts, and founding member 1310 Gallery. Lisa began curating Contemporary art exhibitions in her position as Art Services Director of the Dittmar Gallery at Northwestern University in 2000, and has curated and juried numerous group exhibitions in Broward County, collaborating with prominent art professionals as guest judges. Guest judges have included Jose E. Lopez, Director & Publisher of Art Districts Magazine, Janet Batet, Curator & Art Critic, Francie Bishop Good, Artist and Art Collector, Owner of Girls Club Art Collection, Guerra De la Paz, International Artists, Rochi Llaneza, Executive Director of Hardcore Art Contemporary Space, Dan & Kathryn Mikesell, Art Collectors, Founders of Fountainhead Art Residency, Klaudio Rodriguez, Assistant Curator at The Frost Art Museum, Carol Jazzar, Owner and Director of Carol Jazzar Contemporary Art, and more. As a visual artist, Lisa Rockford exhibits her artwork both nationally and internationally, has been featured on Chicago Public Radio, and covered by the Chicago Reader, Time Out Chicago, Peel Magazine, and the Miami Herald. Lisa was awarded the Innovative Collaborative Grant through Funding Arts Broward in 2011 for her Solo show at the Art and culture Center and named as one of Gold Coast Magazine’s “40 under 40 Rising Stars.”

 

 

About Whitespace:

 

Whitespace is the private contemporary art exhibition space and loft-style home of Elayne and Marvin Mordes located in West Palm Beach.  The Mordes’ have been collecting Contemporary Art for over 30 years and have a unique European approach to their collection.  One of the strengths of the collection is the consistency of vision that it exhibits and, in addition, has also been characterized by its enthusiasm and focus.  Whitespace has approximately 8000 square feet of exhibition space which has partial permanent programming and a changing project space entitled “Whitebox”, which has curated exhibitions which meet a high level of competency, vision and creativity.  This is the only venue of this type in this area. We consider it an honor to establish a growing audience of Contemporary Art “Lovers”!! 

The mission of Whitespace is to expand and introduce the viewer to current trends in contemporary art by creating international exhibitions by major mid-career contemporary artists using various mediums: including painting, sculpture, photography, drawing and video. Whitespace is open from December through April of each year.   The goal of Whitespace is to fund a granting program for the Arts and Art Education in Palm Beach County through Community Foundation.

This season Whitespace is proud to announce the 6th season of “Whitebox”, an artist’s project space for emerging and mid-career international artists.  There is  also a small museum shop – WhitePackage, with unique host & hostess gifts and décor designed by international artists, architects and design personalities.

 

photos courtesy of Jacek Gancarz

Proceeds benefitting the Arts and Art Education through Community Foundation

 

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Lake Worth Art League Sponsors 2nd Annual Art and Tropical Garden Tour

Bonnie and Gary Wilburn are excited to be sharing their garden as many of their plants and vines are blooming!  This special piece of paradise is listed on the Mounts Botanical Registry.  The Lake Worth Art League’s Second Annual Art & Tropical Garden Tour takes place on March 29, 2014.  Refreshments, art, and raffle prizes are in the mix.  The Rickie Report shares the details and knows you won’t want to miss this event!

 

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Lake Worth Art League

2nd Annual

Art and Tropical Garden Tour

Saturday, March 29th

1 – 5 pm

7110 High Sierra Circle

W.Palm Beach, FL

 

 

 

 

LWAL Garden Tour

 

Please stop by the Lake Worth Art League Gallery on Tuesday, Thursday, or Saturday to buy tickets.  The pre-sale price is $15.00 and at the Garden Tour $20.00.   The Gallery is located at 604 Lucerne Avenue  Lake Worth, FL 33460 .  Phone: 561-586-8666

 

 

 

 

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This is your chance to stroll through this lovely private garden sanctuary and enjoy nature’s beauty and art.  

 

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The Lake Worth Art League (LWAL) was founded in 1941.  It is a nonprofit 501C[3] educational organization to further the study and development of art and enhance the cultural life of its members in the Lake Worth and surrounding Communities.
For more information about the Lake Worth Art League, please contact  Tara Maule, President 561- 586-4271  or  info@lwartleague.org  or   Bonnie Wilburn,Vice- President 561- 242-9005  at artibonni@gmail.com or visit the Lake Worth Art League’s website at:  www.lwartleague.org 

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MaryEllen Dohrs Exhibit and PEEPS Application at Clay Glass Metal Stone Gallery

The PEEPS Show is back and The Rickie Report has the application!  The deadline is March 21st and we’ve already seen PEEPS on grocery shelves…Cash prizes and Lots of Fun!  In addition, Clay Glass Metal Stone Gallery will feature the stately work of Mary Ellen Dohrs.   Mary Ellen Dohrs, the first women engineer in the automobile industry in Detroit, designed the interiors of luxury cars for decades and was awarded The Rhoda Sherbell Sculpture Award for her sculpture “Payback”. Details are here!

 

 

 CLAY GLASS METAL STONE GALLERY

Presents

 

MaryEllen Dohrs

Friday, March 21st

Wine and Cheese Reception

6 – 9 pm

15 South “J” Street        Lake Worth

 

 

 

 

On Friday, March 21, MaryEllen Dohrs will be exhibiting her extraordinarily crafted sculptures of sports figures.  The gallery will be filled with basketball, football and hockey players.  There will be children skating on thin ice.  This event will be a celebration of MaryEllen’s life and multiplicity of her accomplishments.  The wine and cheese reception takes place from 6-9 PM.

 

"Basketball in Nikes" by Maryellen Dohrs

“Basketball in Nikes” by Maryellen Dohrs

 

 

 MaryEllen is skilled enough to craft any of these players (custom commissions) and place the facial images of you or your children on them.  In addition, the gallery will be filled with her frogs, snails, owls and other natural critters.  MaryEllen was the first woman designer in the automobile industry.  She designed the inside of Hopalong Cassidy’s car as well as all of the old, vintage Packards. 
Hockey scene by MaryEllen Dohrs (Photo by Durga Garcia)

Hockey scene by MaryEllen Dohrs (Photo by Durga Garcia)

 MaryEllen is known for her intricate dramatic sculptures of basketball players wearing Nike sneakers.  Her ability to create anatomically accurate sculptures of both human and animal forms will be demonstrated outside the gallery.  

 

MaryEllen Dohrs

MaryEllen Dohrs

 


Her ability to anatomically nail any living species on the planet evokes commissions from those wanting sports figures to look like their children to those wanting an exact replica of a dog or a goat.  MaryEllen’s teaching abilities have a loyal following of students who have worked under her supervision for decades. 

 

 

PEEPS  PEEPS  PEEPS  PEEPS  PEEPS  PEEPS  PEEPS 

 

 

Call to artists

       

Peeps Show Application

                                    

Each applicant MUST sign and complete this form and submit no later than 4 weeks before the event date.

Entries must be in by Friday, March 28

Peeps delivered to gallery by Tuesday, April 1

Please PRINT legibly!

 

Artist/Participant Name________________________Phone__________________

 

E-mail address _________________________________Web address___________________________

 There will be Five prizes awarded to non-gallery members for this event: 

First Prize:  $100

Second-Fifth Prizes come from the PEEPS Company

 

1. Title____________________________________________

 

 2. Title____________________________________________

 

3. Title____________________________________________

$25 entry for up to three (3) PEEPS displays.  Make checks payable to Flamingo Clay Studio- deliver or mail to:

Clay Glass Metal Stone Gallery- 15 South J Street, Lake Worth Fl, 33460

 

WAIVER of LIABILITY: By submitting this application form, you give your permission to Clay Glass Metal Stone Gallery, Flamingo Clay Studio   to publish the contact information provided above in order to promote individual artists and CGMS/FCS. This will include publications and documents such as press releases, digital invitations, web site, blog and FaceBook postings, etc. Submission of this application constitutes an agreement to comply with all of the conditions and terms set forth in the approved proposal.   Under no circumstances will your contact information be sold.

 

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Flamingo Clay Studio

Clay Glass Metal Stone Gallery   15 South J Street   Lake Worth FL 33460   561.588.8344

 

 

ClayGlassMetalStone Cooperative Gallery is sponsored by the Flamingo Clay Studio, a non-profit arts organization whose mission is to provide affordable studio and gallery space for three-dimensional artists.  The gallery is located at 15 South J Street in downtown Lake Worth.

 

Hours are Sunday thru Tuesday, 10AM-5PM. Wednesday thru Saturday, 10AM-10PM.   Gallery openings are the first and third Friday of each month from 6-9 PM with many special events in-between.  For information call Joyce Brown-215-205-9441 or   JCLay6@aol.com.  Gallery phone: 561-588-8344.

 

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561-537-0291

Key Biscayne Celebrates 50th Annual Festival of the Arts

Key Biscayne’s signature art event returns March 15-16, 2014 for art, live music, children’s activities, international food court featuring fine wines & craft beers as well as a FREE art giveaway in honor of its 50th anniversary. The Rickie Report shares the details. Here is a sneak peek of the FREE art giveaway by Tony Mendoza, fascinating background about Xavier Cortada artist of the Commemorative Poster and a look at Robert Brown, whose layers of artistry come from his architectural background and multi-national  ancestry.

 

50th Annual

Key Biscayne Rotary Art Festival

 

March 15 – 16, Saturday & Sunday

10:00 am – 5:00 pm

 

 

 

The Village Green, on Crandon Boulevard, in Key Biscayne

Navigational Address:  400 Crandon Boulevard, Key Biscayne, FL 33149

 

To Support the Arts, the Rotary Club of Key Biscayne and the Local Community

Free and open to the public

 

 

“We are thrilled to reach this milestone,” says festival promoter Howard Alan.  “We have been bringing the best and brightest artists to Key Biscayne for several decades, making sure the show offers a wide range of unique handmade artwork; I believe that is the key to our success and the show’s longevity.”

 

 

This popular art fair, produced by promoter Howard Alan Events and the Rotary Club of Key Biscayne, will take place at the Village Green located on Crandon Boulevard. Festival patrons will have the opportunity to explore the original artwork of 150 of the finest artists in the country, enjoy live music, sample dishes from the international food court and indulge in fine wines and craft beers. The show will also offer interactive activities for young art enthusiasts.

 

"Coffee Tree" by Tony Mendoza

“Coffee Tree” by Tony Mendoza

 

 

The FREE Art Giveaway will feature the work of exhibiting artist Tony Mendoza.  The giveaway prize, a 24” x 24” artist proof Gicleé reproduction on canvas of his original painting “Coffee Tree”, is a whimsical piece celebrating the artist’s favorite beverage, coffee.  It is valued at $500.00 and will be on display at Mendoza’s booth. Festival patrons will have the opportunity to meet this gifted Cuban American artist, explore his work as well as register for the giveaway.  No fee or purchase will be required to participate.  Mendoza’a art reflects his optimism, joy and whimsical view of society.  His clever use of his surroundings as a source of inspiration makes him of of South Florida’s most innovative artists.  To learn more about Tony Mendoza and his work, visit his website at   www.TonyMendozaArt.com.

 

 

Xavier Cortada's "Flor"

Xavier Cortada’s “Flor”

 

A special edition commemorative poster honoring the 50th anniversary of the show and featuring the work of FIU Artist in Residence Xavier Cortada, will be available for purchase during the event.   Xavier Cortada created art installations in the Earth’s poles to generate awareness about global climate change: In 2007, an an NSF Antarctic Artist and Writer’s Program Fellow, the artist used the moving ice sheet beneath the South Pole as an instrument to mark time; the art piece will be completed in 150,000 years.  In 2008, he planted a green flag at the North Pole to reclaim it for nature and launch a reforestation eco-art effort.

 

Cortada often collaborates with scientists in his art-making:

  •  At CERN, Cortada worked with a physicist to develop a site-specific art installation capturing the five search strategies which the CMS experiment has used to discover a new Higgs-like particle.
  • He worked with a population geneticist exploring our ancestral journeys out of Africa 60,000 years ago, with a molecular biologist to synthesize an actual DNA strand made from a sequence randomly generated by participants visiting his museum exhibit, and with botanists in eco-art projects to reforest mangroves, native trees and wildflowers.
  • The Miami artist has worked with globally to produce numerous collaborative art projects: peace murals in Cyprus and Northern Ireland, child welfare murals in Bolivia and Panama, AIDS murals in Switzerland and South Africa, and eco-art projects in Taiwan, Hawaii, Holland and Latvia.

 

  • Cortada has also been commissioned to create art for the White House, the World Bank, the Florida Supreme Court, the Florida Governor’s Mansion, Florida Botanical Gardens, Miami City Hall, Miami-Dade County Hall, the Miami Art Museum, the Miami Science Museum,  Museum of Florida History, and the Frost Art Museum.
  • Cortada, who was born in Albany, New York and grew up in Miami, holds degrees from the University of Miami College of Arts and Sciences, Graduate School of Business and School of Law.  Cortada serves as Artist-in-Residence at Florida International University’s (FIU) College of Architecture + The Arts (CARTA).

 

 

 

 

 

Bob Brown's "

Robert Brown 

 ROBERT BROWN

 

 

Born in Havana Cuba in 1949, of Irish, English and Cuban ancestors, Bob Brown has lived in Miami since 1960. His Cuban/American life experience, his shared love of art with his wife, and his work in the field of architecture and design are major influences in his Art.

 

 

 

Robert Brown

Robert Brown

 

 

 

Employing a hardedge style with clear sharp color to color edges, economy of form and geometric shapes allow bold creative designs to emerge from the canvas.  ARTISTA GROUP LLC. was established by Bob together with his brother Esteban (business manager) in order to provide himself and other artists a venue for creative expression.  For more information about Robert Brown’s art work, please visit : artistagroup.net

 

 

Robert Brown

Robert Brown

Additional information about the festival:

 

  • Juried first-class outdoor art gallery showcasing local and national artists
  • Original Artwork Handmade in America
  • 150 artists from 30 different states
  • Prices set to suit all budgets – ranging from as little as $25 to $30,000
  • Artists hand-selected by independent panel of expert judges from hundreds of applicants
  • All artists on site for duration of festival
  • Vast array of artistic media including paintings, sculptures, photography, ceramics, glass, wood, handmade jewelry, collage, mixed media
  • International Food Court
  • 6 distinct culinary offerings available for purchase
  • The Rotary Club of Key Biscayne will offer craft beers, selection of fine wines, water and sodas
  • Special Saturday Night Under the Stars Event
  • Children’s Interactive Art Activities in the Young Artists Tent as well as an entertainment area to include bounce houses and face painting
  • Live PUSH CPR Sessions by the Village of Key Biscayne Fire and Police Departments-
  • Live Entertainment – The Chowder Chompers and Patriotic Marching Band will be performing at noon in the main Rotary dining tent, located in the center of the festival.
  • Free Art Festival Giveaway
  • 50th Anniversary Commemorative Festival Poster featuring the art of FIU Artist in Residence Xavier Cortada.
  • Unveiling of the 50th Anniversary Commemorative Poster at the Community Center March 14th, 5 to 7PM
  • A portion of the proceeds benefits the Rotary Club of Key Biscayne Foundation.

 

 

Tony Mendez

Tony Mendoza

Festival sponsors include the Village of Key Biscayne, The Islander News, the Miami Herald, Comcast, FJ Turbine Power, Neil Friedman DDS, LITE FM, Stephen and Alice Takach, Bessemer Trust, and Sylvia Bennett.

 

About Howard Alan Events, Ltd.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                Howard Alan Events, a Florida-based company, develops and presents art and craft shows throughout the country. For the past 32 years, Howard Alan Events has produced some of the nation’s finest juried art shows, including more than 40 venues each year such as the Downtown Aspen Art Festival (Aspen, CO), Beaver Creek Art Festival (Beaver Creek, CO), Chicago Tribune North Michigan Avenue Art Festival (Chicago, IL), and the Las Olas Art Fairs, (Fort Lauderdale, FL). Several shows are ranked in the top 100 art fairs in the country by Sunshine Artist magazine.  The founders personally select culture rich cities for their show locations providing a complete outdoor experience unmatched by other festivals. Each show is unique and features works of both established and emerging artists. For more information please visit www.artfestival.com

 

 

 

For additional information on the 50th Annual Key Biscayne Rotary Festival of the Arts and other Howard Alan Events art and craft shows across the country, visit www.artfestival.com, email  info@artfestival.com or call 561-746-6615.  For information about the Rotary Club of Key Biscayne please visit www.rotaryclubofkeybiscayne.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

Norton Exhibit Captures the Beauty of NYC’s Industrial Growth

Bellows, Henri, O’Keeffe, Sloan are among noted American artists who will be featured in an exhibition chronicling the industrial growth of New York.  The Norton Museum presents: “Industrial Sublime”, showing art work which captures the ‘beauty’ of the city’s urban transformation.  The Rickie Report shares the details of this exhibit which opens on March 20th.

 

 

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Presents:

“Industrial Sublime”

March 20 through June 22, 2014

 451 S. Olive Ave. in West Palm Beach, FL

 

 

 Billowing smoke, booming industry, noble bridges, and an epic waterfront formed the landscape of a dramatically evolving and growing New York City in the first 40 years of the 20th century. The special exhibition, Industrial Sublime: Modernism and the Transformation of New York’s Rivers, 1900-1940, presented by the Norton, illustrates the convulsive changes of the New York metropolis and its rivers. The exhibition, on view from March 20 through June 22, 2014, features more than 60 paintings and works on paper by acclaimed American artists such as George Bellows, Robert Henri, Georgia O’Keeffe, and John Sloan, and includes five paintings from the Norton Collection.

 

 

 

 

Norton Bell

Cecil Bell’s “Welcoming The Queen Mary”

 

 

These works explore the development of a new mode of landscape painting portraying the rise of American industrialism.  Instead of painting pastoral lakes and majestic mountain ranges, these artists focused on arching bridges, swinging cranes, and ocean liners moving in and out of the city’s harbor.  In chronicling modern New York, these artists created a new visual vocabulary called the Industrial Sublime.

 

 

Kroll's "Queensborough Bridge"

Leon Kroll’s “Queensborough Bridge”

 

 

 

Industrial Sublime is an important exhibition that examines a topic that has not been looked at this broadly until now” says Ellen E. Roberts, Harold and Anne Berkley Smith Curator of American Art at the Norton Museum. “It is an especially nice fit for the Norton, which has such a strong early 20th-century American Collection.”  She adds that, “Museum visitors will enjoy seeing works by well-known artists like Bellows and O’Keeffe as well as wonderful paintings by artists who will likely be new to them.” 

 

 

 

 

 

Industrial Sublime is organized by the Hudson River Museum in Yonkers, N.Y., and co-curated by Kirsten M. Jensen, independent curator and director of the John F. Folinsbee catalogue raisonné project, and Bartholomew F. Bland, Hudson River Museum Director of Curatorial Affairs. Norton Curator Ellen Roberts contributed an essay to the exhibition catalogue titled, “Contested Waterfront: Environmentalism and Modernist Paintings of New York.     

 

 

About the Norton Museum

 

 

The Norton Museum of Art is a major cultural attraction in Florida, and internationally known for its distinguished Permanent Collection featuring American Art, Chinese Art, Contemporary Art, European Art and Photography. The Norton is located at 1451 S. Olive Ave. in West Palm Beach, FL., and  is open Tuesday, Wednesday, Friday and Saturday, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.; Thursday, 10 a.m. to 9 p.m.; and Sunday, 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. (Closed on Mondays and major Holidays). General admission is $12 for adults, $5 for students with a valid ID, and free for Members and children ages 12 and under.  Special group rates are available. Thursdays are half price for everyone. West Palm Beach residents receive free admission every Saturday with proof of residency. Palm Beach County residents receive free admission the first Saturday of each month with proof of residency. For additional information, please call (561) 832-5196, or visit www.norton.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

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Palm Beach Gardens, FL 33420

Rickie@therickiereport.com

561-537-0291

 

10th Coral Springs Festival of the Arts Offers FREE Art Giveaway and More

Coral Springs will Celebrate the 10th Anniversary of the Signature Art Festival Fine Art & Craft Exhibit with live music, literary workshops, children’s activities, a Green Market and theatrical performances!  There will also be a FREE art give away by featured artist, Christopher Morris. He turns everyday objects into extraordinary works of Alphabet Letter Art! The Rickie Report knows you’ll enjoy this event on March 15th and 16th and shares the details here.

 

 

 

10th Annual

 Coral Springs Festival of the Arts     

 

March 15 – 16, Saturday & Sunday

10:00 am – 5:00 pm  

           

The Walk on University Drive in Coral Springs    

                          

Navigational address:  2874 North University Drive, Coral Springs, FL 33065      

                

Support the Arts, the Coral Springs Museum of Art and the Local Community

Free and open to the public

 

 

 

The 10th Anniversary of the Coral Springs Festival of the Arts is slated for March 15-16, 2014.  This annual art extravaganza is a true celebration of the arts and will once again transform The Walk on University Drive into a first class outdoor art gallery.  The festival is hosted by the Coral Springs Festival Committee, Inc. and the city of Coral Springs, is produced by Howard Alan Events, the country’s top festival promoter. 

 

 

 

"BEACH" by Christopher Morris will be the FREE Art Giveaway!

“BEACH” by Christopher Morris will be the FREE Art Giveaway!

 

 

This two-day outdoor fair has become the city’s signature event complete with a fine art show, contemporary craft festival, theatrical performances, literary workshops, a children’s area, a Green Market and a full line-up of live music. Partial proceeds from the festival will benefit the Coral Springs Museum of Art and the city’s other non-profit qualifying artistic endeavors within the community.  Admission is free and open to the public.

 

 

Additional Information At-A-Glance:

  • Juried first-class outdoor gallery showcasing local and national artists & crafters
  • Fine Art Show
  • Contemporary Craft Show
  • Hosted by the Coral Springs Festival Committee, Inc. & the City of Coral Springs
  • Produced by Howard Alan Events
  • Original Artwork Handmade in America
  • 200 artists and crafters from 30 different states
  • Prices set to suit all budgets – ranging from as little as $3 to $30,000
  • Artists hand-selected by independent panel of expert judges from hundreds of applicants
  • All artists and crafters on site for duration of festival
  • Vast array of artistic media including paintings, sculptures, photography, ceramics, glass, wood, handmade jewelry, collage, mixed media
  • Theatrical performances
  • Literary workshops
  • Children’s activity area
  • Full line-up of live music

 

 

 Christopher Morris Turns Everyday Objects into Extraordinary Works of Alphabet Letter Art!

Chris Morris is the photographer behind The Alpha Canvas. Though he did not set out to be a professional photographer, he has been enjoying photography professionally for a number of years. With his wife, Christa and son, Silas, the Morris family searches the countryside, looking for interesting objects that will make unique letter photographs.

"Pittsburgh"

“Pittsburgh”

In doing so, special attention is paid to make sure that no alphabet photo is staged or manipulated. Recently, with the addition of the gallery wrapped canvases, Chris has had the opportunity to showcase some of his other photography.

"Forever"

“Forever”

Taking the photographs for each of the backgrounds as well as the letters allows him to photograph and display beauty in a multitude of ways. In addition, Chris takes care and pride in the finish work of the artwork. From the printing and stretching of the canvases to the cutting of the mats and making the frames, Chris performs every aspect of this work.

"Family"

“Family”

 

With each purchase from The Alpha Canvas, 10% of sales will be used to directly support various Christian humanitarian and orphan relief agencies. The Morris family has a heart and a calling to continue to be involved in the Christian mission field and has hopes that The Alpha Canvas will be a fundraising catalyst for stateside and overseas mission trips.

 

 

 

"Hope"

“Hope”

 

 

In addition to the 10% of sales that is donated, all proceeds from the“Hope” canvas goes directly to Orphan Voice, a Christian orphan-relief ministry. The Morris family had the great joy and privilege of spending over two months in Vietnam working alongside this organization, and they hope to continue to support the work of this ministry.

 

"Love"

“Love”

For more information about Chris’ photography and mission, please visit: www.thealphacanvas.com  or email thealphacanvas@gmail.com

 

About Howard Alan Events, Ltd.: 

 

Howard Alan Events, a Florida-based company, develops and presents art and craft shows throughout the country. For the past 32 years, Howard Alan Events has produced some of the nation’s finest juried art shows, including more than 40 venues each year such as the Downtown Aspen Art Festival (Aspen, CO), Beaver Creek Art Festival (Beaver Creek, CO), Chicago Tribune Michigan Avenue Art Festival (Chicago, IL), and the Las Olas Art Fairs, (Fort Lauderdale, FL). Several shows are ranked in the top 100 art fairs in the country by Sunshine Artist magazine. The founders personally select culture rich cities for their show locations providing a complete outdoor experience unmatched by other festivals. Each show is unique and features works of both established and emerging artists. 

 

 

For additional information on the 10th Annual Coral Springs Festival of the Arts and other Howard Alan Events art and craft shows across the country, visit www.artfestival.com, email  info@artfestival.com or call 561-746-6615.

 

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

Rickie Leiter, Publisher

The Rickie Report

P.O.Box 33423

Palm Beach Gardens, FL 33420

Rickie@therickiereport.com

561-537-0291

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Date: February 26, 2014 at 8:16:02 PM EST
To: Malinda Ratliff <malinda@artfestival.com>
Malinda,
Attached is the image for the give away. It is a photograph printed on canvas and gallery-wrapped.  It can just be titled “Beach” & the value for the size we are giving away is $55 (size is 12″x21″).  Please let me know if any other information is needed (I’m not sure if another email was sent previously; however, this is the only one that I received after speaking with you on the phone).

Thanks a bunch.

Chris