Boca Raton Museum Art School Holds Open House for Fall Adult Art Classes

This is your opportunity to meet the teachers and check out the classes which will be offered this Fall at the Boca Museum’s Art School.  The public is welcome to attend this event on Saturday, August 23rd.  Register for a fall course during ‘Open House’ and receive a free one day pass for two to the Boca Museum of Art in Mizner Park.  The Rickie Report shares the details and knows that once you see the possibilities, you’ll have a hard time choosing!  There are half-term and full-term classes available.

 

 

 

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BOCA RATON MUSEUM ART SCHOOL

 

OPEN HOUSE!   for fall adult art classes

Saturday, August 23   1pm – 4pm

801 west palmetto park road, boca raton

561.392.2503

www.bocamuseum.org/theartschool

 

*  CERAMICS

                                                                   *  DRAWING

                                                                   *  JEWELRY

                                                                   *  PAINTING

                                                                   *  PHOTOGRAPHY

                                                                   *  PRINT MAKING

                                                                   *  SCULPTURE

 

The Boca Museum Art School is hosting an ‘Open House’ on Saturday, August 23rd from 1pm to 4pm.  You can meet teachers and learn about art classes for adults, visit the studios and see short demonstrations of pottery throwing, stone carving, print making and other art techniques.   Free refreshments and gifts from local art stores.   Check the website for additional events to be scheduled for Open House.  

 

 

Boca Museum School of Art, Kochi at Pottery Wheel

Boca Museum Art School, Kochi at Pottery Wheel

 

 

Classes start September 8th. 

Register for a fall course during ‘open house’ and receive a free one day pass for two to the Boca Museum of Art in Mizner Park.

 

The Art School offers classes for beginners to experienced artists.

 

Boca Museum School of Art

Boca Museum School of Art, Raheleh Filsoofi

 

 

 

The Art School is building its ceramics department. They have added a few new pottery wheels, a new kiln and will be offering additional evening and Saturday ceramics classes in the Fall.

 

 

Boca Museum School of Art, Chris Lopez

Boca Museum School of Art, Chris Lopez

 

 

This fall the Art School is planning a new schedule format. The first term will be split so that adults can register for the full term from Sept 8th to Oct. 26th or register for just half a term and start Sept 8th or September 29th.

 

 

Boca Museum School of Art, Misoo

Boca Museum School of Art, Misoo

 

 

New evening classes include painting, beginning drawing, and graphic novels.   Misoo Filan, Rahelah Filsoofi, Stephen Futej, and Chris Lopez are joining the excellent faculty.

 

Boca Museum School of Art, Carving Stone for Sculpture

Boca Museum School of Art, Carving Stone for Sculpture

 

The Art School has been active on facebook you can like them at http://www.facebook.com/bocaschool

 

 

 

In September will start Saturday afternoon workshops including:

 

 

Florida Black Coral Jewelry

 

Join expert Jeweler, Don Dietz, in this exciting workshop to create your own unique jewelry using Florida black coral. Saturday, September 13, noon – 5:00pm

 

Boca Museum School of Art, Monoprint Class

Boca Museum School of Art, Monoprint Class

 

 

Introduction to Print-making

 

Students create their own monotypes and relief prints; learn how to use the printing press and discover the processes of old masters and contemporary artists.  Saturday, September 13, 1:00 PM – 4:00 PM

 

Boca Museum School of Art, Oil Painting

Boca Museum School of Art, Oil Painting

 

 

Techniques of Oil Painting

 

Using the artworks in the Boca Museum examine and discuss a range of traditional techniques artists employ for specific effects or creating a mood, including alla prima, scumbling, and using the palette knife.  Meets at the Boca Museum. Sunday, October 5, 1:00 pm – 2:30 PM

 

 

Boca Museum School of Art, Making Egg Tempura

Boca Museum School of Art, Making Egg Tempera

 

Egg Tempera Painting

 

In this hands-on demonstration students learn how to grind the pigments with the egg to make paint and discover how to achieve the luminous surface through layers of thin paint strokes.  Saturday, October 11, 1:00 PM – 4:00 PM

 

Fabric Wall Hanging

Learn to make stencils and relief stamps of personal symbols and shapes to print onto dyed fabric to create your own 12” x 18” fabric artwork finished with a bamboo rod for hanging. Saturday, October 11, 1:00 PM – 4:00 PM
Instructor: Andrea Huffman

 

 

 

 

For more information about the Boca Museum School of Art, please visit:  bocamuseum.org/theartschool for information about upcoming art classes or Facebook: www.facebook.com/bocaschool

 

 

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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.

"Dinner Hype" by Jonathon Ortiz-Smykla

“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.
Mixed Media on Canvas by Jonathon Ortiz-Smykla

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.”

 

"Love, It's What's For Dinner" by Jonathon Ortiz-Smykla

“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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Louise Noakes Offers “Tribute to The Queens”

It all started in 1950’s in Louise Noakes’ family living room where her father and uncle would dress up in their wives’ clothing to entertain the family. Fast forward to 2011, Louise attends a drag brunch at Perrys in D.C. where she discovers inspiration for a new photo-altering series.  She’s been photographing drag queens to capture the colorful experiences close to her childhood memories ever since. Not wanting to leave them as straight forward photographs, she experiments with each image. She describes the process as many hours of reducing the photograph into solid colors, layer-by-layer, and sometimes leaving only a fragment of the original image. The Rickie Report invites you to see her work on Friday March 21st.   “This is not going to be a boring wine and cheese opening at all,” Louise says. The event will feature meeting the queens, a game of matching the queen in and out of drag and lots of the bubbly and chocolate kisses.  Details are here.

 

LOUISE NOAKES

“TRIBUTE TO THE QUEENS”

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Born in Toronto, Canada Louise Noakes started taking photographs at the age of 19. She graduated from The Center for Creative Studies College of Art and Design in Detroit, Michigan with a major in photography and a minor in fiber arts. Working in many facets of photography has made for an interesting career for her. Starting while still in college, she worked in Medical photography in an urban Detroit hospital. In 1982 she moved to Washington DC to work as a photo journalist for States News Service.
"Bird on Head" by Louise Noakes

“Bird on Head” by Louise Noakes

Returning to fine art photography in 2002, she started shooting in digital and soon began experimenting, printing on different substrates and mixed media. She has won many awards for her experimental work and for 8 years her work was exhibited at Multiple Exposures, a photography gallery in the Torpedo Factory, Alexandria, Virginia. In July of last year she left a position as Education Director at an Art Center in Northern Virginia to purchase one of the Artists Lofts in Lake Worth.
"Diva 4" by Louise Noakes

“Diva 4″ by Louise Noakes

Louise was always interested in art, and as a child would take the extra paints from her paint-by-numbers sets and paint on cardboard. My dad was
a physicist and worked with some Japanese colleagues, who would bring the latest cameras into the states.  She says, “That’s how I got my first real camera. It turned out to be the best gift I ever received. It was a gift of looking at the world with more inquisitive and passionate insight. It changed my life. I started working in the darkroom immediately. Experimenting with
the image by solarizing, making photo silkscreens and printing on
substrates such as mirrors.”
"A Night In" by Louise Noakes

“A Night In” by Louise Noakes

Louise tells The Rickie Report , “Like a rebirth, after resisting digital photography, I finally bought a digital camera and computer. In the last few years, I have been working in digital photography and mixed media. Again I experiment  in every way I can think of and on every material, taking prints out of  the computer and combining them with traditional mediums and any new products, when they become available. Every subject matter moves me,
whether it be  a landscape, still life or portrait. I make art by documenting
my travels and everyday life. One of my greatest pleasures when sharing
my work, is making someone look a little closer, smile or relate to
something about their life and shares it back with me.”
"Lovely" by Louise Noakes

“Lovely” by Louise Noakes


This project has taken Louise to places such as D.C.’s Town Dance Boutique and Perrys Restaurant, Lips in Ft. Lauderdale, Florida, Olivia Jones in Hamburg, Germany, Lucky Cheng’s in NYC, and the divas in Lake Worth. This ongoing series is a tribute to all of the ladies who, time-after-time, give it their all.

 

"Sultry Queen" by Louise Noakes

“Sultry Queen” by Louise Noakes

On Friday March 21 from 8 p.m.-12 a.m., “This is not going to be a boring wine and cheese opening at all,” Louise says. The event will feature meeting the queens, a game of matching the queen in and out of drag and lots of the bubbly and chocolate kisses.

For more information please contact Louise at www.louisenoakes.com  or visit www.facebook.com/louise.noakes.31

 

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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Rickie@therickiereport.com

561-537-0291

Meet Diane Prekup and Joann Hendelman at Gallery Five This Week

Gallery Five invites you to meet two wearable art creators this week!  You will marvel at how Diane Prekup connects fibers, designing melodious blends into vests, jackets and scarves. Joann Hendelman’s use of precious and semiprecious stones are works of art themselves. The Rickie Report urges you to stop by Gallery Five February 18th-22nd and meet these creative women who take art off the wall and make it for us to wear!

 

 

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Gallery Five   Trunk Show

February 18 – 22

 

Meet the Artists

Diane Prekup & Joann Hendelman

February 21st & 22nd

Friday & Saturday   Noon – 4pm

 

 

140 Bridge Road      Tequesta, FL   33469

Tel: 561-747-5555        Toll-Free: 800-557-5073

Fax: 561-747-2882

 

 

 

From November through April, Gallery Five is open Monday through Saturday 10-5. From May through October they are open on Wednesdays and Thursdays from 10 to 5. Call other times, they may be there.  Of course, they’re  available by appointment. If you’re coming from out of town, we suggest that you call first (561-747-5555). You can always shop on-line 24/7 at www.gallery5.com

 

Joann Hendelman

 

Joann Hendelman’s art career began in elementary school when her art teacher displayed her wire sculptures and refused to give them back because she liked them so much! Undaunted, Joann continued her artistic endeavors.
Necklace by Joann Hendelman

“Coffee” Necklace by Joann Hendelman

Joann uses semiprecious and precious stones, pearls, ethnic and vintage beads, sterling silver, hand sculpted fine silver and 24K gold in her designs and is continuously exploring new techniques leading to unique wearable art pieces.
"Rock and Roll" necklace by Joann Hendelman

“Rock and Roll” necklace by Joann Hendelman

In her “spare time,” Joann earned her RN and PhD becoming a Clinical Psychologist. She specializes in eating disorders and adolescent issues.  Joann continues her work as a psychologist and lives in Florida with her poet husband. She hopes you will enjoy her jewelry with the knowledge that it reflects her passion and unlike what happened with Joann’s art teacher, you get to keep it forever!

 

 

Earrings by Joann Hendelman

Earrings by Joann Hendelman

 

 

Diane Prekup

 

 

 

 

Vest by Diane Prekup

Vest by Diane Prekup

 

Fiber artist, Diane Prekup, creates colorful, one-of-a- kind wearable art. Assembled and sewn, the fiber created is a web-like texture. Her one-of-a-kind creations are assembled with yarns, thread, bamboo, ribbons, silk, nylon, and velvet. She does not use needles, hooks, or a loom in creating her “gypsy lace.” Assembled and sewn, the fiber created is a web-like texture of yarns, suspiciously random in effect but purposeful in design.  Diane Prekup’s one-of-a-kind designs are handmade using mixed fibers that may include silk, nylon, viscose, bamboo, cotton and linen.

 

 

Jacket by Diane Prekup

Jacket by Diane Prekup

 

 

In 2007, she was an American Craft Council NICHE Magazine Finalist in Fiber: Surface Design for her Velvet Shawl. Diane is a member of Florida Craftsman, Handweavers Guild of America, and American Craft Council. 


 

 

About Gallery Five:

 

 

After 25 seasons in Tequesta’s Gallery Square, they relocated in 2007 to a new venue — still in Tequesta, and only a half-block from US 1 instead of a half-mile. The boutique is now at 140 Bridge Road, just one short block south of Tequesta Drive. (If you drive down US 1, Bridge Road is where you’ll see the CVS Pharmacy and Texaco Service Station. Look for Gallery Five  four doors west of the Texaco Station.)

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Swing Vest by Diane Prekup

“We are proud of the success of Gallery Five and pleased that the gallery features work of more than 150 American artists from 40 states, with no imports (except for several wonderful Canadian artists). We invite you to visit the Gallery Five showroom to browse through our 62 drawers of jewelry and accessories and all the other custom-designed displays”.

 

 

You’re invited to browse through all the virtual drawers in this site to see the hand-crafted wonders by creative artists that Paula and Paul find as they travel around the U.S. in their search for fresh and original crafts.

 

 

Over the past 30 years, Gallery Five’s customers have learned to appreciate outstanding service. Their best advertising is satisfied customers.

 

If you have a certain flair, a spirit of adventure, a bit of flamboyance, an eye for good design, and a desire to look unique, we know you will love the fine crafts and wearable art collection at Gallery Five. – Paul and Paula Coben

 

"Rain Off the House" by Joann Hendelman

“Rain Off the House” by Joann Hendelman

 

 

 
 
 

 

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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Rickie@therickiereport.com

561-537-0291

 

Hands’ Open House Features Eydi Lampasona Demo and a Full Day of Activities

Don’t miss Hand’s Annual Art Open House on January 25th!  This space with art materials is a perfect place to learn and network.  Tristina Dietz-Elmes brings an exciting treasure trove of using mixed media techniques.  David McEwen will teach  strategies using watercolor pencils – and anyone who knows David’s sense of humor, is in for a fun time!  Paul Seaman offers an interactive demo with palette knife, bringing paint and texture to your creations.  As Hand’s celebrates its 80th Anniversary, children are invited to paint on the “Autism Speaks” mural – plus they can enter their own canvas board painting to win fun prizes!  This is FREE!!

Guest Artist: Eydi Lampasona will demo and lecture on “THE GOLDEN “A TO Z” OF ACRYLICS at 10:00 am.  Register with Hand’s.   The Rickie Report shares the details, including how the day’s events will benefit “Autism Speaks” in this article.

 

 

 

 

"Hands Art Supplies" by Jessie O'Neil

 

Hand’s Office and Art Supply

 

Welcomes You to Their Open House!

 

JANUARY 25th 2014

 

10:30 AM – 3:30 PM

 

Hand’s Office & Art Supply

325 East Atlantic Avenue

(561) 276-4194

www.HandsDelray.com

 

 

FREE ART DEMONSTRATION

HAND’S OFFICE & ART SUPPLY

January 25, 2014

10:00am

Guest Artist: Eydi Lampasona

 

THE GOLDEN “A TO Z” OF ACRYLICS

Innovation and new technology are changing the options for ACRYLIC ART EXPLORATION!!!

 

 

This lecture packs in a ton of valuable information about acrylics, guiding listeners through the basics while opening up new possibilities. Gain information about mineral and modern pigments and how this relates to clean color mixing, glazing and the creation of fabulous new colors. Learn the unique properties of Fluids, Heavy Body and the Open acrylics. Discover Interference and Iridescent paints for unusual effects. Get a grip on the many gels and mediums and how they can change texture, saturation and intensity of color, used for sculptural effects and more. Check out the amazing new grounds to prepare truly contemporary surfaces for painting, drawing, pastel, digital printing and mixed media. Discover how acrylics can simulate oil and watercolor, even gouache, yet are infinitely more versatile.

 

Each lecture includes an array of examples of these materials put to use. Attendees leave the lecture enthusiastic to explore the extensive potential of acrylic painting!

 

LECTURE/DEMONSTRATION IS FREE

REGISTRATION IS REQUIRED

SEATING IS LIMITED

REGISTER AT HAND’S

 

 

 

 

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  2014  Highlights:

Come watch, learn and laugh with:

 

DAVID McEWEN, will demonstrate his talent and techniques using watercolor pencils and water soluble graphite. davidmcewen-portraitart.com

 

PAUL SEAMAN, will be leading an interactive demonstration of palette knife painting using heavy bodied acrylic paints.    Paulseamanart.com

 

TRISTINA DIETZ-ELMES, will be demonstrating mixed-media techniques using R and F Oil Pigment Sticks, handmade papers, cold wax medium, gold leaf and more. Tricks for fun, fearless, and low/no solvent oil painting.    Multimediamavenart.com

  

 

Hand’s Art and Office Supply is having its annual Open House!   Hand’s is more than an art supply store, as they also have a wonderful selection of greeting cards, locally made gift items, office furniture, supplies and so much more!  The Rickie Report suggests you take a virtual tour on their website!

 

Hand’s has been providing a wide variety of quality and hard to find Art Supplies to South Florida and Nationally recognized artists for many decades. “We pride ourselves on being able to research and locate almost any kind of special request. Our knowledgeable staff is always available to help you navigate through our rich inventory of related products. We also offer numerous Art related classes, specialized training and technique seminars”. Please check the Events Calendar for more information on upcoming pre-scheduled classes and training. Discounts on volume orders are available. Local delivery can be scheduled Monday thru Friday, from 9 am to 4 pm .

 

Call 561.276.4194 for more information.  

 

For more information about Autism Speaks please visit:  www.autismspeaks.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

 

 

Hand’s 80th Anniversary Open House: Free Demos and Kids Activities

Hand’s Annual Art Open House is January 25th and you won’t want to miss the headliners: Tristina Dietz-Elmes (mixed media techniques), David McEwen (watercolor pencils) and Paul Seaman (interactive demo with palette knife)!  As Hand’s celebrates its 80th Anniversary, children are invited to paint on the “Autism Speaks” mural – plus they can enter their own canvas board painting to win fun prizes!  This is FREE but you MUST make a RESERVATION!  The Rickie Report shares the details, including how this will benefit “Autism Speaks” in this article.

 

 

 

"Hands Art Supplies" by Jessie O'Neil

 

 

Hand’s Office and Art Supply

Welcomes You to Their Open House!

JANUARY 25th 2014

10:30 AM – 3:30 PM

Hand’s Office & Art Supply

325 East Atlantic Avenue

(561) 276-4194

www.HandsDelray.com

Reservations are REQUIRED

 

ARTISTS FOR AUTISM PDF-1

  2014  Highlights:

 

Come watch, learn and laugh with:

 

DAVID McEWEN, will demonstrate his talent and techniques using watercolor pencils and water soluble graphite. davidmcewen-portraitart.com

 

PAUL SEAMAN, will be leading an interactive demonstration of palette knife painting using heavy bodied acrylic paints.    Paulseamanart.com

 

TRISTINA DIETZ-ELMES, will be demonstrating mixed-media techniques using R and F Oil Pigment Sticks, handmade papers, cold wax medium, gold leaf and more. Tricks for fun, fearless, and low/no solvent oil painting.    Multimediamavenart.com

  

 

Hand’s Art and Office Supply is having its annual Open House!   Hand’s is more than an art supply store, as they also have a wonderful selection of greeting cards, locally made gift items, office furniture, supplies and so much more!  The Rickie Report suggests you take a virtual tour on their website!

 

Hand’s has been providing a wide variety of quality and hard to find Art Supplies to South Florida and Nationally recognized artists for many decades. “We pride ourselves on being able to research and locate almost any kind of special request. Our knowledgeable staff is always available to help you navigate through our rich inventory of related products. We also offer numerous Art related classes, specialized training and technique seminars”. Please check the Events Calendar for more information on upcoming pre-scheduled classes and training. Discounts on volume orders are available. Local delivery can be scheduled Monday thru Friday, from 9 am to 4 pm .

 

Call 561.276.4194 for more information and to RESERVE your SPACE for the FREE  DEMONSTRATIONS.  

 

For more information about Autism Speaks please visit:  www.autismspeaks.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

 

 

Suzanne Connors Opens New Gallery in Northwood!

Suzanne Connors is bringing her art and gallerist expertise to Palm Beach County as she opens  Suzanne Connors Fine Arts Gallery at 544 Northwood Road. The gallery’s relocation to Northwood Village contributes to the life of this burgeoning block, which has emerged as one of the most inviting, eclectic, funky and hip micro neighborhoods in South Florida.  The Rickie Report is excited to welcome Suzanne and hopes you will stop by for the “First Look” Open House on Saturday, October 12th.  More details are in this article.

 

 

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 Suzanne Connors Fine Arts Gallery

“First Look” 

Open House

Saturday, October 12th

5 – 8 pm

Art Lovers and Artists are

Encouraged to Attend!

544 Northwood Road

West Palm Beach, FL

After a successful three year run in Saxapahaw, NC, The SaxArt Gallery is making a triumphant return this November to an exciting new venue and with a new name: The Suzanne Connors Fine Arts Gallery.

 

Suzanne is proud to announce the opening of her new gallery  — a street-level, 3,000-square-foot exhibition space located at 544 Northwood Road, in Historic Northwood Village, West Palm Beach, Florida. The gallery’s relocation to Northwood Village contributes to the life of this burgeoning block, which has emerged as one of the most inviting, eclectic, funky and hip micro neighborhoods in South Florida.

 

 

Situated on the coveted intersection of Northwood Road and US Hwy 1, SuzArt’s new space will anchor the arts district, leading the pack with an expanded inventory and some fresh creative talent; Artists Jane Filer, Susan Filley, John Grant, Ray Gross, Joey Howell, Chris Kling, Ruth Ava Lyons, Sherry McAdams, Joseph Sand and Trudy Thompson will all be showing their work in the new location. Each artist brings a unique aesthetic sensibility to the table that both complements and enhances the gallery’s existing oeuvre.

 

To celebrate this milestone move, the gallery is pleased to present First Look, an inaugural group exhibition featuring works in diverse media by longtime gallery figures as well as new additions to the program. Participants include the following artists:  Elynn Bernstein, Jeanne Bessette, Vivien WuShaun Burns, Judith Ernst, Jonas Gerard,  Armand Gilanyi,  Murry Handler, TW Johnson, Cat Manolis, Nancy Tuttle May, Wendell Myers , Sys Oppenlander, Nancy Raasch, Carol Joy Shannon,  Steven Silverleaf, Karen Weihs and Joanna White.

 

 

The Gallery will be holding an OPEN House during the 1st Northwood Artwalk on Saturday, October 12th from 5:00- 8:00 pm.  While still under construction, Gallery Director and Owner Suzanne Connors will be on hand to meet perspective new local artists and to answer any questions they might have.

 

For more information: email the gallery at  suzconnorsfineart@gmail.com  or visit the website,  http://www.suzanneconnorsfineart.com or find us on Facebook at http://www.facebook.com/suzanneconnorsfineartsgallery

 

 

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Rickie Leiter, Publisher

The Rickie Report

P.O.Box 33423

Palm Beach Gardens, FL 33420

Rickie@therickiereport.com

561-537-0291

 

Presenting New Works and New Artists at Artists Alley

The Rickie Report is pleased to share this article with you because we always enjoy seeing the efforts of community-based artists.  Artists Alley is giving you a sneak peek before their Open Studios with some new works.  You’ll also have the opportunity to meet some of the new artists in the neighborhood!  Be there on July 18th!

 

 

 Meet the Artists:

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ARTISTS ALLEY

OPEN STUDIOS

Thursday, July 18th

6 – 9 pm

 

 

Delray Beach continues a long-time tradition, with a new flourish of artists setting up their studios in Artists Alley and creating beautiful art right here in downtown. 

 

Eric Bossik,  The Bossik Academy of Fine Art located in the

Linda White Gallery

 

Eric Bossik offers ongoing Classical Charcoal Drawing and Oil Painting courses at the Bossik Academy of Fine Art.
 

Still Life Clementines

Still Life With Clementines by Eric Bossik  Oil on Canvas  9″ x 12″

 

Abby Funk,  A Funk Studio

 

Wood-Fired

Wood-Fired Ceramics by Abbey Funk

 

 
Amanda Johnson 
One of Amanda’s “Precious Metal” series.
Precious Metal Series, "Red"

Precious Metal Series, “Red”  24 x 24  Oil and Acrylic on Canvas by Amanda Johnson

Water color by Pat Kaufman one of our New Artist’s
Her studio is in the back half of Cloud House Pottery
"Life Living On The Beach"

“Life Living On The Beach” by Pat Kaufman

Ellen Starr Levinson
Ellen works at Cloud House Pottery
"Lion"

“The King” by Ellen Starr Levinson 30 x 40 Acrylic

Ian Levinson has been a ceramic artist since 1981.
He teaches classes at his studio, Cloud House Pottery
Come in and see all his functional & one of a kind pieces
Ian Levinson's Functional and Decorative Pottery

Ian Levinson’s Functional and Decorative Pottery

Welcome Robert J. Schmidt, Owner of Schmidt Stained Glass to Artists Alley.
This is a 2 dimensional fused, leaded and copper foiled art glass panel.  This window incorporates a flattened Van Gogh Blue vodka bottle.  Perfect for any restaurant or home bar.
Stained Glass by Robert Schmidt

Stained Glass by Robert Schmidt  22 x 24 framed in Black Lacquered Wood

Come and be inspired and amazed with the talents of your hometown artists and support this evolving art colony.

 

ARTISTS ALLEY is an independent group of accomplished artists collaborating to establish a grass roots working colony with a vibrant marketplace for “Art created in Delray Beach”. This exciting new, warehouse arts area is in the Pineapple Grove Arts District in downtown Delray Beach.Check out our new website- ArtistsAlleyDelray.comLOCATION – The alley runs north and south between NE 3rd and 4th Streets, east of 3rd Avenue and west of the RR tracks.EASY DIRECTIONS – From Atlantic Ave. go north on Federal Hwy., go west on NE 4th St., cross the RR tracks, go 80 feet and make a left into Artists Alley. Make your second or third left into the warehouses.FREE PARKING – in the city lot on NE 3rd Avenue just south of NE 4th St. This is the best parking for our events. It’s a well lit parking lot a half a block away.FREE SHUTTLE TO AND FROM DOWNTOWN – For a quick and courteous service, call the Downtowner for a FREE ride from anywhere in Downtown Delray. 561-702-8519
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A. Funk Studio, etsy.com/shop/afunkstudio, 718-312-2304

Amanda Johnson, etsy.com/shop/AmandaChristabel, 443-823-5057
-Madeline Gallo 

Amy Reshefsky, AmyReshefsky.com, 561-289-4542, 819-681-6769

Bob Schmidt Stained Glass bob@schmidtstainedglass.com
 561-400-8841

Cacace Fine Art, CacaceArt.com,cacacefineart@icloud.com   561-276-1177 or 561-523-5300

-Vincent J. Cacace, James P. Kerr, Steve Blackwood, Valerie Vescovi, Alene Egol

Cloud House Pottery, CloudHousePottery.com, 561-862-9222
-Ian Levinson, Ellen Levinson, Pat Kaufman

Eric Bossik  FloridaArtClasses.com 561-900-8695

Jeff Whyman Studio, on 3rd Ave. next to Brenda’s Birds, 561-322-8867

Laszlo’s Painting Studio, LaszloJanoska.com, 561-330-2203

Linda White Gallery, BocaArtGallery.com, 561-394-2833
-Eric Bossik, Rebecca Kline, Harry McCormick, Jane Bazinet, Lenore Robbins, Jean Pierre Rouselet

Pat Kaufman  patkaufmanart.com  561-272-4260

Vladimir Prodanovich Studio, VPstudios.net, 305-304-2120

 

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

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

 

 

“Rock-Paper-Scissors and Paint” at Clay Glass Metal Stone Gallery !

Clay Glass Metal Stone Cooperative Gallery has taken a children’s game, “rock-paper-scissors”, and added a new element – paint!  The Rickie Report knows you will be amazed at what a pair of scissors can do to paper in the hands of  newcomer,  Emilio Aponte-Sierra.  Artist Steve Brouse, definitely thinks outside the realm of the canvas when he paints!  Come to the opening – you won’t be disappointed!

Clay Glass Metal Stone Cooperative Gallery

presents

 

Rock-Paper-Scissors and Paint

 

Friday, May 17

6-9 PM

 

15 South J. Street, Lake Worth FL

Blondie

Blondie

Child’s Play: Rock, Paper, Scissors, is one of the first learning games we engage in as children. We take chances using our fists and fingers; we learn strategies as we scrutinize our opponents, trying to out-maneuver their next ploy.  Add “Paint” to the mix and we attain the building blocks, the very basis of a child’s entry into the cognitive and creative world of exploration and knowledge.

 

Clay, Glass Metal Stone Gallery’s newest artists have taken these, the simplest of materials, and have finessed them to the highest of art forms.  Emilio Aponte-Sierra and Steve Brouse will be featured on Friday, May 17 from 6-9 PM with a Wine, Cheese and Dessert opening at the Gallery’s new location, 15 South J Street in Downtown Lake Worth.

 

Handbag

Handbag

Emilio Aponte-Sierra has made his entire life’s work an art form, manipulating the most basic of materials into astonishing creations of great depth and character. In his work as Guidance Counselor, he uses his art forms as expressions of his concerns for HIV/AIDS prevention.  His striking images hit hard with message and symbolism, yet transcend as works that stand on their own beyond the message.  His unique cuts, folds and interlacings roll and twist as recycled papers create life-sized figures. These forms, encased in Lucite boxes have become a focal point of J Street’s newest gallery.  Emilio arrived here (Palm Beach) from Valledupar, Colombia via Miami. Neither Rocks nor Paint, but Paper and Scissors are his language of creation.

 

Moon Bubbles

Moon Bubbles

Lake Worth artist Steve Brouse takes his Paper, Scissors and Rocks and turns them into wondrous and magical creations with the use of bright and intricate paint designs.  Like the child who first starts to paint, covers the paper, then her feet, then her hands and works her way up her body to the walls and floors (before daddy catches her), Steve’s paintings may start on flat surfaces but they then pour off onto shoes and tables and cars and walls…and, oh well, Steve will paint on anything.

Sea - N - Shore

Sea – N – Shore

His child-like color combinations belie the amazing imagery filled with whimsy, filled with fun and filled with delight.  His use of color brightens up the world around him bringing an unexpected sense of joy upon a chance encounter. Steve’s works welcome the approaching long days of summer and brighten up the dark nights of winter.

 

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-4PM. 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.

 

 

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

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Kathy Barry Has Found New Treasures!!! Celebrate with Cypress Plaza!

Kathy Barry, “Keeper of Local Treasures”, has brought some new treasures to her boutique. The Rickie Report looks forward to seeing them and participating in the Cypress Plaza Celebration on  Thursday April 25.  There will be demonstrations, goodies to taste, massages to try and a raffle for a non-profit or possibly a local person or family who needs a little help.

 

The Cypress Plaza Celebration

   

357 Cypress Drive, Tequesta

Thursday, April 25th, 2013

             

5:30  to 7:30 PM

 

Spring is in the air and Kathy Barry is excited to continue to bring you new artists and new designs from our current artists.   Here’s a peak…

Millie Lu

New to Local Treasures is Maruca Design handbags and totes of varying sizes and wonderful fabrics!  Kathy tells us, “I couldn’t resist bringing these beautiful yet practical bags to you.  These textured fabrics are designed in-house and woven domestically… then kindly hand-sewn in Boulder, Colorado.  Many styles and beautiful fabrics to choose from.”

Sprout

 “Sprout” – Leave your big bag at home – perfect size for your necessities with zippered pocket on top, front and back!

 

City Girl

 

Our jewelry designers, Joy Rossi, Dolores Stone, Bev Connolly and Ellen Massey have all freshened up their displays to bring you new designs.  Liliane Slee who creates whimsical art dolls with fabrics, beads and other embellishments, dropped off new “Hearts on a String”, fabric coasters and purses.  Pam Carmen’s playful and appealing polymer clay animals and new florals are just in!

Participating Shoppe Hosts:

Local Treasures

Visit with your Local Artists

Enjoy Artist Demonstrations

Raffles

 Four Breezes Massage

                 Nurturing the mind, body and soul

Cynthia Powers, LMT          

Bamboo You Massage

See what Bamboo can do for you!

Stephanie Wilson, LMT

        

Guest Vendors:                                                                                         

Tropical Kandle Kreations/Thirty-One  

Karen Dooley

Dove Chocolates – Joanne Ryan

Boresha – Four Breezes Massage

Eliz-A-Beads – Liz Kusuk

Claudette Forrest – IPC dōTERRA Essential Oils

 

 

Enjoy  Nibbles  & Refreshments

Visit with your Local Artists & Merchants

Unique Gifts & Gift Certificates

357 Cypress Drive, Tequesta

LOCAL TREASURES

WHERE EVERYDAY IS AN ART SHOW!

 

For more information, contact Kathy Barry  357 Cypress Drive, #9   Tequesta, FL  33469   561-741-1901 or visit: www.local-treasures.com  or www.facebook.com/localtreasures

 

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