Celebrate Lunar New Year At Elizabeth Esther Kelly’s Studio, Gateway To Tibet

Join Elizabeth Esther Kelly at her Gateway To Tibet Studio located at the Fish House Art Center in Port Salerno for a special event.  Celebrate the Lunar New Year featuring traditional Tibetan Losar foods on Saturday, February 13th.  The Rickie Report shares the details and promises you a delightful visit with Elizabeth, a painter, weaver, author, textile & painting restorer!  It features her paintings, and signature piece for south Florida, the ‘ Salerno Shoulder Wrap‘, a one of a kind, hand woven accessory in gorgeous colors. Elizabeth shares a Free Weaving Demonstration daily!

Elizabeth Esther Kelly

GATEWAY  TO  TIBET  STUDIO

 

Invites You to 

 

 

 

Celebrate the Lunar New Year

Saturday, February 13th    Noon – 6 pm

 

 

 

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Fish House Art Center

4745 SE DeSoto Ave., Port Salerno (Stuart)

 

 

 

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Gateway To Tibet Studio

 

 

 

Elizabeth Esther Kelly has been a self employed artist her entire life. After her formal Art education in Connecticut, Elizabeth lived in the oldest artist community in the country, Woodstock, NY for over 30 years.

 

 

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Handwoven Fabrics by Elizabeth Esther Kelly

 

 

A painter, weaver, author, textile & painting restorer, Elizabeth has been applying her talents to the work at hand. A look at her website will provide you with a better picture.

 

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Inside Gateway To Tibet Studio

 

 

 

Currently, Elizabeth has a studio/gallery in Port Salerno, Fl. at the Fish House Art Center. Gateway To Tibet features her paintings, and signature piece for south Florida, the ‘ Salerno Shoulder Wrap’, a one of a kind, hand woven accessory in gorgeous colors.

 

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‘ Salerno Shoulder Wrap’,

A one of a kind, hand woven accessory in gorgeous colors

 

 

Free weaving demonstrations take place daily, as all of the creative work is done on site, to edify the public on the ancient art of weaving. Elizabeth is weaving for peace with every pass of the shuttle.

 

 

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Weaving Loom

 

 

She also has original Tibetan Thangkas, some antiques, incense & prayer flags. One must visit to appreciate the ambiance.

 

 

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For more information please visit:

www.gatewaytotibet.com

or

www.facebook.com/Elizabeth Esther Kelly

 

 

 

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Come To The Boca Raton Museum Of Art School’s Open House And Receive A Discount On Winter Art Classes

Visiting the Boca Raton Museum Of Art School’s Open House is a great way to learn about the classes they offer and decide which is the right fit for you. You can meet teachers and learn about their approach to teaching. There are demonstrations of art techniques such as stone carving, porcelain painting, egg tempera painting, pottery, and jewelry making. In the gallery you can see artwork by current beginning and advanced students. Receive $20 off your Winter Term art class when your register during Open House.  Winter Classes for adults, teens, and children begin Monday, January 4.  The Rickie Report shares the details and some photos of the classes being offered.

 

 

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801 W. Palmetto Road Boca Raton FL 33486

561-392-2503

bocamuseum.org/theartschool

Facebook: www.facebook.com/bocaschool

 

The Art School Invites You

To

OPEN HOUSE:

Sunday, December 13, 1-4 pm

 

 

 

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“Autumn Confettti” by Roxene Sloate  (Pastel)

Visit the Boca Museum’s Art School’s Open House and about the classes being offer to decide which is the right fit for you! You can meet teachers and learn about their approach to teaching. There are demonstrations of art techniques such as stone carving, porcelain painting, egg tempera painting, pottery, and jewelry making. In the gallery you can see artwork by current beginning and advanced students. Receive $20 off your winter art class when your register during open house.  Winter Classes for adults, teens, and children begin Monday, January 4.

 

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Stone Carving Class

 

 

In addition to the standard popular drawing and painting classes the Art School is offering appetizer short courses for beginners including Pastels with Roxene Sloate and Creative Book Arts with Andrea Huffman. Most appetizer courses are just $135.

 

 

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 Learn to create an Accordion Book!

 

 

 

Scott Avidon of BANG GLASS STUDIOS is joining the faculty to teach glass fusing on Wednesday evenings. Scott brings a wealth of talent with 15 experience designing for brands including Steuben, Waterford, and Kenneth Cole before relocating to Boca Raton.

 

 

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Fused Glass Dish

Originally offered as an appetizer course Barbara Brown’s Clay Figure Sculpture class is an exciting addition to the Art School. Starting in January there will be both an afternoon and evening class.

 

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Create Clay Sculptures

With over 100 classes each month there is something for everyone from absolute beginners to experienced artist. Studio classes are conducted in eight areas: book making, ceramics, drawing, jewelry arts, painting, digital photography and video, print making, and sculpture. The Art School is a community of people interested in art.

 

For information go to the website http://www.bocamuseum.org

or call

561-392-2503

 

 

 

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

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Palm Beach Gardens, FL 33420

Rickie@therickiereport.com

561-537-0291

Boca Raton Museum Of Art – The Art School Offers “Jewelry, Pottery And Prints” Sale Plus Open House

Boca Raton Museum of Art – The Art School invites everyone to their “Jewelry, Pottery and Prints” Sale Friday November 20!  Don’t miss the chance to purchase unique hand made gifts by community-based faculty and students from the Boca Raton Museum of Art. Save the Date for the Art School Open House on Sunday, December 13th from 1-4pm.  Meet the instructors and see the studios.  Winter classes start January 4th.  The Rickie Report shares the details and some sneak peeks of the items for sale!

 

 

 

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801 W. Palmetto Road     Boca Raton FL 33486

 561-392-2503

bocamuseum.org/theartschool
Facebook: www.facebook.com/bocaschool

 

 

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The Art School  Invites You

To

“Jewelry, Pottery and Prints” SALE

Friday, November 20th

5:00  – 7:30 PM

 

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Jewelry by Don Dietz

 

 

Take the opportunity to meet the creative artisans and see their handmade jewelry, pottery, prints, and craft items.

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Necklace by Jane Levy

Artwork by faculty artists including Catalina Aguirre Hoffman, Don Dietz, Lori Gregory, Jane Levy, Christine Lyons, Suzanne Scherer & Pavel Ouporov

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Etching by Suzanne Scherer & Pavel Ouporov

Scherer & Ouporov whose prints are sold at the Metropolitan Museum of Art Mezzanine Gallery will be participating in the sale.

Advanced students Marta Cruz, Faye Fryhle, Hannah Long, Betty Potler and Carol Swezey and other outstanding artisans.

 

 

 

 

 

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Handmade Cuff by Hannah Long

Hannah Long, a former student who is now a successful jeweler, recent had a one person exhibit at Museum of Contemporary Art in Miami will be participating in the sale.

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 “Place of Dreams” by Lori Gregory

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Ceramics instructors Catalina Aguirre Hoffman and Lori Gregory  will be selling a full range of ceramics from mugs and bowls to sculptural items.

 

 

 

Art School Open House:

Sunday, December 13th

1-4 pm

Meet instructors and see the studios.

Winter classes start January 4, call or email the art school for a pre-view of the course catalogue before it goes on the website.

 

 

 

 

 

 

For more information about the Sale, classes or other events, please visit:

http://www.bocamuseum.org/artschool

artschool@bocamuseum.org

561-392-2503

 

 

 

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Calling All Creative People to Delray Beach Center for the Arts!

Calling all creative people!  The Delray Beach Center for the Arts Will Host an Open House at the School of Creative Arts Saturday, December 13th. The Open House offers an opportunity for new and returning students to meet or re-connect with the art, photography and writing instructors. New students who register for a class or workshop at the Open House will receive four (4) passes to the Cornell Museum of Art (good through 9/30/15). All visitors to the Open House can enjoy an impressive exhibition of art and photography, created by students currently enrolled in the School. The works are currently on display in the Crest Theatre galleries through January 11th.  The Rickie Report is happy to share the details!

 

 

 

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 OPEN HOUSE

Saturday, December 13th

10 am – Noon

51 N. Swinton Avenue, Delray Beach 33444

 

 

 

Calling all creative people! Delray Beach Center for the Arts invites you to explore your options at the School of Creative Arts! The Center will host an Open House on Saturday, December 13th from 10 a.m. to 12 noon. Delray Beach Center for the Arts is located at 51 N. Swinton Avenue, Delray Beach 33444.

 

 

 

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Delray Beach Center For the Arts Open House

 

The School of Creative Arts is located in the studios and classrooms on the second floor of the Crest Theatre building. The School offers beginner through master level classes and workshops in art, photography and writing. Day and evening classes are available for adults and youth during fall/winter and spring/summer semesters.

 

 

 

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Delray Beach Center for the Arts Open House

 

 

The Open House offers an opportunity for new and returning students to meet or re-connect with the art, photography and writing instructors. New students who register for a class or workshop at the Open House will receive four (4) passes to the Cornell Museum of Art (good through 9/30/15). All visitors to the Open House can enjoy an impressive exhibition of art and photography, created by students currently enrolled in the School. The works are currently on display in the Crest Theatre galleries through January 11th.

 

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Delray Beach Center for the Arts Open House

 

In addition to receiving class and workshop information, those looking to connect with an art or photography Meetup group can learn about two groups associated with the School of Creative Arts. Meetup.com/Art-Out-Of-School and Meetup.com/Photography-The-Art-Of-Seeing are active groups with missions to promote art and photography and help members expand their creative potential.

 

 

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Delray Beach Center for the Arts Open House

 

 

Now celebrating its 25th Anniversary Season, Delray Beach Center for the Arts offers “a total arts experience™” through events, theater, exhibits and learning opportunities. The historic campus includes the intimate Crest Theatre (in the restored 1925 Delray High School building) the Cornell Museum of Art (in the 1913 Delray Elementary building), and the Vintage Gymnasium (c. 1925). The Pavilion, which opened in 2002, hosts outdoor concerts and festivals. The School of Creative Arts (located on the second floor of the Crest Theatre) offers art, photography and writing classes and workshops. The Center also serves as a venue for community, corporate, private and media events. For information on performances, exhibits, classes or facility rentals, call 561-243-7922 or visit DelrayArts.org.

 

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Delray Beach Center for the Arts Open House

 

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Brewhouse Gallery Offers “Friendsgiving” Potluck, Art Sales and Call for Artists

The Brewhouse Gallery is part eclectic hipster lounge, part modern New York art gallery. It’s a creative space to hang out, sip a brew, hold a meeting, share ideas, listen to music, and appreciate local art. Free Wi-Fi and comfortable furniture (that is also for sale) make you feel right at home.  As people prepare for Thanksgiving, AJ Brockman and his staff are offering “Friendsgiving“, so everyone can feel part of the thankfulness on that day.  In addition, there are new taps and new artists!  Art has been selling off the walls, so we’re sharing a Call to Artists as well.  The Rickie Report sensed it from the beginning…The Brewhouse Gallery is more than an art gallery…  AJ Brockman’s vision has truly created a community in Lake Park.  We share the details about “Friendsgiving”, artists and a CALL TO ARTISTS here.

 

 

 

 

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AJ Brockman: Cofounder – Gallery Curator

ART + COFFEE + CRAFT BEER

Tuesday through Sunday

10 am – 11 pm

561.771.1641 | Facebook | BrewhouseGallery.com

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

 

Meet the Artists/ Monthly Open House

Tuesday,  November 25th  6:30

 

 

 

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We proudly serve French Press, Lattes, Cappuccinos, and other coffee creations made with locally roasted beans sourced directly from the growers. We also whip up a killer Cuban espresso.

 

By night we offer craft beer from the finest Florida microbreweries, including Due South, Monk in the Trunk, and Cigar City, along with a selection of favorite wines.

 

Musical performances, poetry readings, painting classes, and other assorted nighttime events keep things lively and we are quickly becoming one of the most well-respected live music venues in all of South Florida. Check our Events page to see what’s brewin’ next.

 

Hungry? Although we don’t cook food, we have food trucks stopping by every Friday and Saturday evening, and throughout the week you can order from local restaurants that deliver right to our door.

 

 

 

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Join us for our first annual Friendsgiving at The Brewhouse Gallery! No family, no problem… Join the Brewhouse crew for a community style potluck dinner, where you can stuff your face at your favorite place!

 

IMPORTANT:

 

 

  • We ask that you please sign up below to bring a side dish, just make a comment on this event page on what you would like to bring. We will have an updated running list for reference.

http://www.brewhousegallery.com/event/friendsgiving-the-brewhouse-gallery/

 

  • The Brewhouse Gallery will be serving the turkeys (Please feel free to bring your own vegan or vegetarian options)

 

  • Food will start being presented around 5 PM and Dinner is from 6 PM on.

 

  • Also, we ask you bring some canned foods (Food banks are most depleted after Thanksgiving) to be donated to a local food bank

 

  • Specialty Beer Release… To be announced!

 

 

If your family won’t cook
Or you can’t stand aunt Brooke
Join our crew for a tasty brew
We’ll have turkey and pies
And friends of all shapes and size

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Blue Enamel Turtle Pendant by Samantha Lazzaro

UPDATED SCHEDULE

Monday – closed.
Tuesday – Musician Spotlight “singer-songwriter in the round” – 7 to 10 pm
Wednesday – trivia night – 7 to 9 pm
Thursday – open mic night – 8 to 11 pm
Friday – live music – food truck – 8 to 11 pm
Saturday – live music – food truck – 8 to 11 pm
Sunday – just come and hang with us!

 

 

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CALL FOR ARTISTS

 

At this unique gallery, not only do artists get commission-free exhibit space for three months at a time, visitors get to enjoy an ever-changing landscape of creative expression.

 

To submit your artwork, please send jpgs to:info@BrewhouseGallery.com

 

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For more information about The Brewhouse Gallery please contact :

info@BrewhouseGallery.com or call 561.771.1641

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

 

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The Rickie Report

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Rickie@therickiereport.com

561-537-0291

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.  

 

 

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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.

 

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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.

 

 

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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.

 

 

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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

 

 

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

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

 

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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

 

 

 
 
 

 

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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

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Palm Beach Gardens, FL 33420

Rickie@therickiereport.com

561-537-0291