Riverwalk Jazz & Art Call For Artists, Vendors and Non-Profits -Sign Up Now For New Event

There is a Jazz & Art on the Riverwalk in Jupiter on Saturday, May 30th! Come on down to the Plaza Down Under on the Riverwalk, just south of Harbourside Place, to experience this new event on Saturday, May 30, 2015 from 3:00 to 8:00 pm. The event will feature live music by local jazz groups, and local fine art and craft vendors. Enjoy delicious local foods (including freshly caught lion fish), a glass of wine or beer, and hear some great music. The event area has beautiful views of the intracoastal and passing boats, and is protected under the bridge from the heat and rain. There will be tables and chairs, but it is recommended that you BYOC (bring your own chair) if you want to make sure you have the best seat.  The Rickie Report shares this CALL to Artists, Vendors AND Non-Profit Organizations.  Reminder to art, music and food lovers: Mark this date on your calendar now!  Bring friends. Bring family!  

 

 

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JAZZ & ART

At Plaza Down Under

On The Riverwalk

 

Saturday, MAY 30th

3 – 8 pm

 

Jupiter, FL

FREE   ADMISSION!

 

Artists, Fine Crafters, Vendors Welcome

Artists, Fine Crafters, Vendors Welcome

 

 

 

 

Call to Artists!

 

Local vendors who sell original art, photography, jewelry, sculpture and garden art can apply online at www.jupiter.fl.us/Riverwalk. A 10’ x 10’ booth space is only $35, free for non-profit groups. No exhibit tent is necessary, as most of the event space is in the shade of the bridge during the event. Some electricity is available. Vendors are accepted on a first come, first serve basis, but only vendors selling items that fit with the event theme will be accepted. No food trucks – we don’t have space for large food trucks at this event.

 

 

Enjoy the live music, jazz, food and atmosphere!

Enjoy the live music, jazz, food and atmosphere!

 

Select food vendors will be serving local lionfish, caught at the Lionfish Roundup earlier that same day. Beer and wine will be available for purchase.

 

 

Walk Along Riverwalk Plaza

Walk Along Riverwalk Plaza

 

Coolers and dogs are permitted. Free admission, and free parking is available in the parking garage to the south of Indiantown Road bridge. There is also 2 hours of free parking in the Harbourside Place garage, $1.50/hour after that.

 

 

Live Jazz!

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Live jazz will be on tap from 3-8pm.

Sit and enjoy the views, the music and the food!

The Riverwalk is a great place to spend the day.

Local artists will be selling unique and handcrafted items.

 

Bring the family!

Bring the family!

 

Visit the webpage:  www.jupiter.fl.us

 Or  

Call  561-741-2400 for more information

If you are interested in b wing a sponsor for this event, contact Jennifer Chapaaro at jenniferc@jupiter.fl.us  or     561-741-2365   cell: 561.315.0243   fax: 561.745.4244

 

 

 

 

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

Friends of Okeeheelee Nature Center Present Fine Art and Fine Crafts In “Natural Wonders of Florida” Exhibit at Okeeheelee Nature Center

The Friends of Okeeheelee Nature Center present “Natural Wonders of Florida” a juried fine art/fine craft exhibit hosted by the Okeeheelee Nature Center. The exhibit features 67 works by 27 local artists of native plants, animals, trees and vistas. The exhibit is open to the public and will be on display through May 7th.  The quality and diversity of the artwork is stunning!  The Rickie Report shares the details and some sneak peeks.  This is a wonderful opportunity to see both nature and art in one place.  

 

Friends of Okeeheelee Nature Center

Invite You To

“Natural Wonders of Florida”

A Juried Exhibit of Fine Art and Fine Craft

Public Opening Reception:

Friday, May 1st  6 – 8:30 pm

 

"We Live In A Paradise" by Diane Cappella

“We Live In A Paradise” by Diane Cappella

 

 

Okeeheelee Nature Center

7715 Forest Hill Blvd.      West Palm Beach

Wednesday Through Friday,   1 – 4:30pm

Saturday   10am – 4:30pm

 

 

"Spirits" by Sid Walesh

“Spirits” by Sid Walesh

 

The Friends of Okeeheelee Nature Center present “Natural Wonders of Florida” a juried fine art/fine craft exhibit hosted by the Okeeheelee Nature Center. The exhibit features 67 works by 27 local artists of native plants, animals, trees and vistas. The exhibit is open to the public and will be on display through May 7th.  

 

 

"Wakodahatchee Babies" by Barbara Carswell

“Wakodahatchee Babies” by Barbara Carswell

 

Works will be on display at the Nature Center, 7715 Forest Hill Blvd, West Palm Beach. The public may view the exhibit during Nature Center operating hours Wednesday through Friday, 1 pm to 4:30pm and Saturday 10am to 4:30pm.

 

"Gray Fox" by Robin Marsh

“Gray Fox” by Robin Marsh

 

 

Unless otherwise noted, all work is for sale. The quality and variety of work is amazing!

 

"Tranquil Glade" by Pat Strum

“Tranquil Glade” by Pat Strum

 

A reception and awards presentation will be held Friday, May 1st from 6 to 8:30pm at the Nature Center. The public is welcome to attend.

 

 

"Through The Sargasso Sea" by Frances Tyler

“Through The Sargasso Sea” by Frances Tyler

 

DIRECTIONS:

Okeeheelee Nature Center is located within Okeeleelee Park at 7715 Forest Hill Boulevard west of West Palm Beach.

 

From I-95, exit at Forest Hill Boulevard and head west. The entrance to Okeeheelee Park is located between Jog Road and the Turnpike overpass on the north side.Turn into the park and continue straight. The entrance to the nature center is just past the entrance to Pooch Pines Dog Park on the left side of the road. Turn left and proceed to the nature center parking lot.

 

 

From U.S. Highway 441, head east on Forest Hill Boulevard. The entrance to Okeeheelee Park is located between the Turnpike overpass and Jog Road on the north side.Turn into the park and continue straight. The entrance to the nature center is just past the entrance to Pooch Pines Dog Park on the left side of the road. Turn left and proceed to the nature center parking lot.

 

 

MEMBERSHIP

 

The Friends of Okeeheelee Nature Center, Inc. is designed to promote an appreciation of our natural world to the general public through educational programs that reflect Okeeheelee Nature Center’s commitment to the stewardship of Florida’s natural resources. This is done by raising monies for the enhancement and diversification of programs, assisting staff with recruitment of volunteers, training programs, and publicity. We invite you to support the work of the center as a non-profit corporation by becoming a member. All monies collected are used to benefit the Center and its programs. Your annual tax-deductible contribution funds materials for service and management projects, exhibits, and other educational pursuits. Members receive invitations to all special happenings and a 10% discount at the gift shop.

 

 

For more information about this event or the Okeeheelee Nature Center  or other events, please  email: okeeheeleefriends@gmail.com

 

 

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

Rickie Leiter, Publisher

The Rickie Report

P.O.Box 33423

Palm Beach Gardens, FL 33420

Rickie@therickiereport.com

561-537-0291

Brewhouse Gallery Expands Space, Menu, Events! Celebrate 1st Anniversary In May!

The Brewhouse Gallery has a LOT going on!  Sip a home brewed coffee or specialty beer while perusing the new artwork.  Explore the expanded space and check out the skateboards! Take part in Trivia Night, Open Mic, sit back and enjoy the live music or just relax with a coffee or beer brewed just for you! A new artist will be featured the last Thursday of each month. Artwork has already been going to homes or offices since being hung last month, but more arrived! Stop by now to see what is available. Meet the artists and see their portfolios. And, it is time to mark your calendars for May 16th’s ONE Year Anniversary and Grand Opening of the new space! The Rickie Report shares the details here. We want to remind you that since the Brewhouse is closed on Mondays, it is the perfect venue to rent for daytime or evening parties, meetings and get-togethers!

 

 

 

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HOURS:

TUESDAY – SUNDAY
12:00PM – 12:00AM

The Brewhouse Gallery

720 Park Avenue Lake Park, Florida 33403

 

Art is on the Walls!

Art is on the Walls!

 

Stop by for our next monthly artist Open House:

Thursday, April 30th!

Art, art, and more art! Whether it’s our incredible visual artists or our talented performing artists -

MEET OUR NEW GALLERY ARTISTS:

Ed Trujilo,  Mark Sotak,  Danny Albertson,  James Hook,  Phil Fung,   Christanthy Vargo,  Kevin Goff, Craig McInnis,  Emmanuel Gonzales,  EJ Morales,  Cristina Ferreira,  Derek LaRosa,  Jeff Biege,  Jay Hatfield,  Sue Gaumer,  Jason Pfeiffer, Maria Grace Lurescia.

NEW MENU

 

Tacos Don Pepe

Tacos Don Pepe

 

 

AJ Brockman tells The Rickie Report, “The first week of our “soft opening” was a success! Please bear with us as we continue to go through some growing pains and implementing some changes. We’ve rolled out our new menu from Tacos don Pepe earlier than anticipated and will therefore no longer be allowing outside food to be brought in. We understand this was a big part of our atmosphere but we are only trying to make things better and offer more options. The entire menu is literally prepared from scratch with authentic Mexican recipes passed down through the generations. Vegetarian and vegan options are also available + over 6 homemade sangria’s. All you have to do is try it and you will see why we have decided to offer this exclusively!!”

 

Here’s The LineUp*

 

Tuesday – Musicians Showcase “In the Round” : 7 to 10 : $2 off draft & specialty wine. Bringing you a little bit of Nashville to Lake Park. Hosted by Bill Hartmann, this event is part storytelling, part jam session, and all out acoustic. Original music at its finest!

 

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Live Music

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

 

Trivia!

Trivia!

Thursday – : Open Mic Night : 8 to 11 : With new host & professional comedian Jordan Garnett. Thursday’s now have an all new energy with a killer lineup of songwriters, musicians, comedians and more.

 

 

Open Mic Night

Open Mic Night

Friday – *FEATURED* : Live Music : 8 to 11 : Zack Jones, Front man of the the Gravel Kings, is completely reinventing what it means to be a one-man band. With his take on traditional folk music and much more… He will have the house rocking! Also, Happy Hour Poker (Texas hold ‘em) starting at 6:30 PM. Food Truck: Unto These Grills

 

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Saturday – *FEATURED* : Live Music : 8 to 11 : A down south, knee slapping good time with The Mobile Homies & special guests THE SAWGRASS KIN. All 3 sets will most likely feature guest appearances by members of the different bands, friends, family, neighbors, hell, Sasquatch and the Yeti are even rumored to be cookin’ up a few songs as a duo. If you miss this one, it’s a damn shame! Food Truck: Eats and Sweets Catering.

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

 

Tacos Don Pepe

Tacos Don Pepe

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

 

!!!!!!!ANNIVERSARY PARTY!!!!!!!!

 

Join us as we celebrate our one-year anniversary of being in business. It will be an entire day of Art, Live Music, Craft Beer and Food Trucks. Sponsored by Purehoney Magazine. We will have live music every hour from noon until midnight. There will also be extremely rare limited release craft beer tapping throughout the day. We will be highlighting a bunch of our local artists with live painting demos as well as local businesses! Check out below for more information.

 

*This will also be the grand opening of our expansion next door*

 

PERFORMING BANDS
· Victoria Leigh – 12:30 to 1:20
· The Whiskey Wasps – 1:35 to 2:25
· The Psymatics – 2:40 to 3:30
· Fireside Prophets – 3:45 to 4:45
· The Inverted – 5:00 to 6:00
· Smith Sundy – 6:15 to 7:15
· Shotgun Betty – 7:30 to 8:30
· Sweet Bronco – 8:45 to 9:45
· Raggy Monster – 10:00 to 11:00
· Speaking Volumes – 11:15 to Close

FOOD TRUCKS
· Diner Dogs Inc. (12 noon)
· Parabas Grill (7 PM)

VENDORS
· Purehoney Magazine
· Vintage Iron Club
· Autumn Skye – Art Gallery & Custom Tattoo
· South Florida Cornhole
· Lugnut Customs Service Station
· Black Coral Rum
· Live painting from airbrush artist Paul
· Live painting from Craig McInnis
· Live painting from Kevin Goff

(If you would like to be one of our vendors please get in touch, space is limited)

BREWERIES (Tap’n somethin special every hour)
· Funky Buddha Brewery
· Cigar City Brewing
· Civil Society Brewing

 

 

Live Music

Live Music

 

For up-to-the-minute listings of events please visit:

www.brewhousegallery.com

https://www.facebook.com/TheBrewhouseGallery

 

 

 

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

 

Bead Society Of Palm Beaches Announces Workshops, Demos, Bead Cruise and More

The Bead Society of the Palm Beaches welcomes new members and anyone interested in learning new beading techniques to their upcoming events. There is a Special Trunk Show on April 25th. The next general meeting takes place on May 7th at the Atlantis Country Club. You can eat dinner at the Club beforehand ( with an RSVP). You will enjoy the “Make and Take” and demonstrations by “Bead-n-Sisters”!  The Bead Society is planning a Beading Cruise and A “Bead Soup” get together which includes lunch every third Saturday of the month. The Rickie Report shares the details, plus some discounts on beading supplies.  Be sure to Save the Date when the Bead Society takes a space at the Down The Street Bead Show May 30th and June 1st in Palm Beach Gardens!

 

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Bead Society of the Palm Beaches

Invites You

Make and Take Event:

With  “The Bead-n-Sisters”

Thursday, May 7th   6:30 pm

Atlantis Country Club

190 Atlantis Blvd. Lake Worth, FL

 

 

 

Czech Bicones Photo Courtesy of Bead Bistro

Czech Bicones Photo Courtesy of Bead Bistro

 

 

 

CZECH BEAD TRUNK SHOW

 

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BEAD-N-SISTERS

 

Beaded Ring Photo Courtesy of Bead-n-Sisters

Beaded Ring Photo Courtesy of Bead-n-Sisters

 

 

 

The Bead-n-Sisters share, “Chances are we that have met at a bead show on the east coast and we want to take this opportunity to say thank you for your support and inspiration. If we haven’t met yet, we look forward to hearing from you. We really are sisters, one in Florida and 2 in Massachusetts. In 2002, Susan visited a Florida bead shop and strung her first bracelet. Many thanks to Penny Gaulle for the encouragement to continue learning and exploring the beading world.”

 

 

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Photo Courtesy of Bead-n-Sisters

 
The sisters have been teaching kumihimo and Viking knit for several years now, always adding more techniques and products to their line. “We love kits and realize that our customers do too!  Our latest addition is the Greek Regaliz leather, with related accessories, and we have added an embellished right angle weave tube to our class teachings! We will continue to add to our line and share our creativity with you. Thanks again for visiting Bead-N-Sisters and be sure to check back often! Susan teaches out of her home, at Beads FOB in Sarasota, and Dunedin Beads in Dunedin.”

 

 

 

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BEAD SOUP

Third Saturday of Every Month

Next Bead Soup: May 16th

$10. includes lunch

Please RSVP. Cash Only

 

 

BEADING AT SEA!!!!

 

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Bead, Cruise, Meet the Teachers:

Kimberly Stathis

Marjorie Barnes

Carol Cypher

 

 

 

Crystal Creations Coupons

Bead Society Flier April

 

Please join us on Facebook and for more information about meeting times and events, directions to our meeting place and examples of our member’s work:

www.beadsocietyofthepalmbeaches.com

 

 

For more information about Bead-n-Sisters, please contact :Susansudnik@aol.com or (727) 385-7618

 

 

 

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

Rickie Leiter, Publisher

The Rickie Report

P.O.Box 33423

Palm Beach Gardens, FL 33420

Rickie@therickiereport.com

561-537-0291

Popular Craft Fair Returns To Downtown Stuart Featuring Top National & Local Crafters

The popular Spring Craft Festival returns to Historic Downtown Stuart April 25 – 26, 2015. This two-day juried event will take place along Osceola Street.  This craft showcase will feature a wide variety of original handmade crafts as well as affordable and unique gift items with broad appeal.  A Green Market will showcase orchids and exotic plants as well as gourmet dips and spices, and many other distinctive items. Partial proceeds from the festival benefit the Stuart Main Street Program. Admission is free and open to the public. The Rickie Report shares the details and a sneak peek of Joni Berte’s artwork!

 

 

 

 

 18th Annual Downtown

Stuart Craft Fair

Saturday, April 25th

&

Sunday, April 26th

10:00 am – 5:00 pm

Osceola Street in Downtown Stuart

Navigational Address: 26 SW Osceola Street, Stuart, FL 34994

Support the Arts, the Local Community and the Stuart Main Street Programs

Free and open to the public

The popular Spring Craft Festival returns to Historic Downtown Stuart April 25 – 26, 2015. This two-day juried event will take place along Osceola Street. Vehicular traffic will be closed from St. Lucie to Haney Circle and down to Denver, providing festival patrons with an ideal setting in which to explore this outdoor gallery. This craft showcase will feature a wide variety of original handmade crafts as well as affordable and unique gift items with broad appeal. The prices, suitable to all budgets, will range from $3 to $3,000. A Green Market will showcase orchids and exotic plants as well as gourmet dips and spices, and many other distinctive items. Partial proceeds from the festival benefit the Stuart Main Street Program. Admission is free and open to the public. 

 

Artwork by Joni Berte

Artwork by Joni Berte

 

 

Joni Berte tells The Rickie Report, ” My artistic interests are endless! I appreciate all forms of art; traditional, classic, deviant, outsider, you name it! It is my belief that there are many ways to express oneself and art is food for the soul. Self-expression is paramount to the artist and the drive to create is as impossible to stop as a runaway train. For the past few years I have focused on Day of the Dead art, and have developed a unique style that is the hallmark of my pieces.”

 

Personal Shrine by Joni Berte

Personal Shrine by Joni Berte

 

She continues, “While many of my Day of the Dead designs, particularly those found on my Sugar Skull masks, are typical of the genre, my execution is of the highest quality — especially in the areas of line detail and color. I am currently working on assemblage art in the form of Personal Shrines and am finding it a very versatile and rewarding medium. Additionally, I am collaborating with my father (Bill Lohnes) on Fantasy Dragonflies. My new Fire-Carved Boxes are for sale at Rare Earth Gallery in Stuart, Florida.”

 

 

Day of the Dead art by Joni Berte

Day of the Dead assemblage art by Joni Berte

 

INFORMATION AT-A-GLANCE:

  • Juried outdoor craft showcase
  • Original crafts – Handmade in America
  • Unique and affordable gift items
  • 150 crafters from 30 different states
  • Prices set to suit all budgets – ranging from as little as $3 to $3,00
  • Crafters hand-selected from hundreds of applicants
  • All crafters on site for duration of festival
  • Vast array of craft media including folk art, pottery, personalized gifts, handmade clothing, basket weaving, beaded utensils, candles, cork assemblage, fabric design, fiber quilts, fused wax & glass, hair accessories, handbags & accessories, handmade cards, leather, mosaic, wood, painted wood, plaster craft and stained glass.
  • Green Market featuring exotic plants, gourmet dips and spices, and much more
  • A portion of the proceeds benefits the Stuart Main Street Program

 

Artwork by Joni Berte

Artwork by Joni Berte

 

 

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About American Craft Endeavors:

American Craft Endeavors (ACE) produces some of the nation’s most exciting high-end juried craft shows in many of Florida’s vibrant downtown areas and popular tourist destinations including the Lauderdale by the Sea Craft Festival (Fort Lauderdale, FL), the Holiday Craft Festival on the Ocean (Jupiter/Juno Beach, FL), the Downtown Stuart Craft Fairs (Stuart, FL), the Siesta Fiesta Craft Festival (Sarasota, FL) and the Downtown Sarasota Craft Festivals (Sarasota, FL) among others. The group’s founders personally select unique, culture rich cities for their show locations providing a complete outdoor experience unmatched by other festivals.  All crafters are hand-selected from hundreds of applicants in order to ensure a superior event featuring diverse art media and the highest quality of original handmade crafts.  

For additional information on the 18th Annual Downtown Stuart Craft Fair and other Howard Alan Events art and craft shows across the country, visit  www.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

FREE Creative Airbrush Demo At Jerry’s Artarama West Palm Beach

Merill “Lucky” Noel is back by popular demand!  After almost a quarter century, he remains the at the top of his field in Airbrush design. Located in Fort Lauderdale, he will be giving a FREE Demo at Jerry’s Artarama in West Palm Beach on Saturday, April 25th. The Rickie Report shares the details and suggests you RSVP because this event has limited seating!

 

 

 

JERRY’S ARTARAMA

 

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2505 Okeechobee Boulevard ( Suite Q)

West Palm Beach, FL 33409

561-684-7036

http://westpalm.jerrysartaramastores.com

 

 

 

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For more information about this event, classes or special offers please visit:

http://westpalm.jerrysartaramastores.com

Please call our store directly at (561) 684-7036

to register for any of our classes!

 

 

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

Art And Kimono Exhibit Will Offer Lectures And Sales Of Wearable Art

The kimono is a simple garment with a complex history of weaving, dyeing, and embroidery techniques reflecting the cultural changes of Japan. Barbara Cheives of Afrasia Design Studio and Anthony and Trina Burks of ATB Fine Art are bringing  an Art and Kimono Exhibit and Sale to Palm Beach County.  This exhibit and shopping event includes vintage kimono, haori jackets, and obi along with décor items, and wearable art created from vintage Japanese textiles.  This is a unique opportunity to experience the fascinating story of kimono while learning to wear and decorate with the garments and the textiles.  World renown kimono researcher and merchant, Les Kozuki will be on hand!  The Rickie Report knows this will appeal to history buffs, Asian art lovers, textile junkies and fabric hounds.  Bring your Fabric Guild and Quilting Buddies! We share a few sneak peeks and suggest you mark your calendars now for Friday, May 15th through Sunday, May 17th!  Ronald Shaffer Interiors will host this event.

 

 

 

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Art & Kimono Exhibit & Sale

History of Kimono & Japanese Textiles Lectures

Hosted by

The Paint Store at Ronald Shaffer Interiors

1800 Upland Road   West Palm Beach, FL

SCHEDULE:

Friday, May 15th

6:00 – 10:00 p.m. – Opening Night Celebration
Be among the first to experience a unique blend of
the Asian experience with the contemporary art

 

Saturday, May 16th

Interactive Lectures
11:00 a.m. – 12:00 noon – “The Evolution of Kimono: Cracking the Kimono Code”
1:00 – 2:00 p.m. – “Kimono Redux: Modern Adaptations”

The Exhibit is open 5:00 – 9:00 p.m.

6:00 – 8:00 Jazz at the Gallery with the Unorthodox Duo – SAMM with Jamie Ousley

 

 

Sunday, May 17th

11:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m. – Interactive Student Lecture
“What the Heck is Kimono? A Colorful Conversation about Vintage Japanese Garments as Art”

1:00 – 6:00 p.m. – Sunday Afternoon at the Exhibit

 

10% of all sales will be donated to the following local nonprofit organizations: Community Partners, U.B. Kinsey Education & Community Center, YWCA of Palm Beach County

 

 

 

 

"Uchikake"

“Uchikake”

 

 

Vintage Kimono has fascinated Leslie Kozuki for most of his adult life. This fascination has lead him to spend most of the last 30 years actively selling and researching Vintage Kimono, Obi, as well as other Asian textiles and Art.

 

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Les Kozuki, World Renown Kimono Expert

 

 

Born and raised in Hawaii, Les was immersed in multi-culturalism.  Being Japanese American, kimono were easily accessible. His research began with questioning his parents and older family members, then extended to books, and participation in cultural interest groups. Les considers himself a merchant/researcher and is perhaps the most widely travelled Kimono salesman in the USA. His trunk show and lecture circuit has ranged throughout the United States Mainland. For the past six years, his focus has been in Hawaii, including the islands of Kauai, Maui and Oahu. He is tracking the evolution of the Kimono and its fabric, right here in the United States. 

 

 

Barbara Cheives, of Afrasia Design Studio

Barbara Cheives, of Afrasia Design Studio

 

Barbara tells The Rickie Report, “Back in the 90’s I accompanied Les to several of his shows, most notably the Houston International Quilt Festival. Through Les’ tutelage I developed an appreciation for the garments, art and culture of Japan. I also have a natural affinity for the African culture and discovered that many of the colors and textures of the African textiles formed a beautiful “marriage” with Japanese textiles. This union resulted in the birth of my artist’s moniker – “Afrasia”.

 

"Krazy Kimono" by Barbara Cheives

“Krazy Kimono” by Barbara Cheives

“Though the Japanese garments are vintage and no longer being worn, the beauty of the textiles are timeless. It seems natural to re-purpose these fabrics into wearable art – scarves and purses and decorative art – pillows, runners and wall hangings. Not wanting to lose an inch of the silks, I make use of the scraps to design small collages and greeting cards. Embellished with African & Asian inspired trims, beads, and “found” items my art is a form of ‘Multi-cultural Recycling’!”

 

 

"Sancha McBurnie" by Anthony Burks

“Sancha McBurnie” by Anthony Burks

 

Completing and complimenting the theme of multiculturalism, Anthony Burks will be exhibiting his mixed media paintings.  He is one of the most unique conceptual artists in America. His paintings mix colored pencils, watercolor, pen, and ink, and are characterized by his unusual choice of colors. Whether depicting birds, animals, or people, Anthony is able to convey the intertwining of their beauty and their strength. He chooses his subjects because of what they mean to him, and he tells their stories through his combination of realistic forms, bright colors, and abstract images.  A graduate of the Art Institute of Fort Lauderdale, Anthony has exhibited at galleries, museums, and events for over twenty years. His painting “Freedom 2001” can be found in the Cornell Museum Permanent Collection.  Anthony mentors fellow artists young and old, teaching them his techniques and encouraging them to pursue their own creative talents. He is also the co-founder of A.T.B. Fine Artists & Designers where he curates shows for other artists and promotes the local arts scene. He is presently working on a coffee table book of his paintings and drawings.

 

"Never Along" by Anthony Burks

“Never Along” by Anthony Burks

 

 

Anthony tells The Rickie Report,My works result from the blending of my mind and heart. It is a gift from God that I love and cherish immensely. Whether choosing a bird, animal or beautiful woman as my subject, I achieve diversity by incorporating into my art bright colors and abstract images. I want my audience to be as free in viewing my work as I am in creating it. Change is a challenge for many artists, but I have learned to embrace it. I am constantly inspired by the artists that I mentor and the shows that I curate. My artwork evolves as I create new collections that tell new stories. I am eager to tackle the next stage of my artistic journey.”

 

For more information about this event please contact Barbara Cheives at:   barbara@convergeandassociates.com

 

 

 

 

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The Rickie Report

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561-537-0291

Artisans On The Ave Features Five New Artists With Public Reception

Artisans on the Ave offers three colorful showrooms at their well-appointed gallery on Lake Avenue in Lake Worth.  On Friday, April 17th, five new artists’ work will be featured.  The public is invited to stop in, meet the artists and be amazed at the depth of professional artistry being offered.  The Rickie Report shares the details and some sneak peeks.  Lake Worth is home to many artists whose work is sold internationally.  This is a chance for art lovers to speak with the artists personally and learn about their creative process. There will also be live music and refreshments.

 

 

 

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YOU ARE INVITED!

Meet Our Featured Artists:

Gail Johnson

Philip Rodano

Dennis Tishkowsky

Barbara Winkel

Deb Yager

Live Music:

Bo Reynolds  &  Deb Yager

Friday, April 17th

6 – 9 pm

630 Lake Avenue      Lake Worth, FL 33460

561.582.3300

 

Mixed Media by Barbara Winkel

Mixed Media by Barbara Winkel

 

 

Artisans On The Ave is showcasing five of our new artists. The Opening Reception is on Friday April 17, 2015 from 6 to 9 pm. The public is invited to join us.  Meet these fabulous artists and see their works of talent displayed throughout our three colorful showrooms. The Featured Artists are: Gail Johnson, Philip Rodano, Dennis Tishkowsky, Barbara Winkel and Deb Yager.

 

Floral Necklace by Gail Johnson

Floral Necklace by Gail Johnson

Each artist will engage in conversation with you about their hand made original art and what inspires them to create such beautiful iconic pieces. While enjoying the gallery, you will also be treated to seeing the art of our other 28 local artists. We’re proud of the many talented artists who call Artisans On The Ave. “home”, while exhibiting and selling their artwork internationally.

 

Mixed Bead Crochet Necklace by Gail Johnson

Mixed Wood Bead Crochet Necklace by Gail Johnson

 

Gail Johnson’s whimsical jewelry will adorn you as wearable art. Each piece is made with a selection of colorful elements and objects. You’ll be the hit of the party wearing one of her necklaces. Her colors and choice of found objects plus unique materials enhances each piece she creates. Her selection is vast and wonderful.

 

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“Tree and Seashore Curves” by Dennis Tishowsky

Dennis Tishkowsky ‘s enhanced photographs bring you back to the good old days of vintage cars and trucks that were so wanted and admired by all. Each photograph is realistic and shows the aged patina of these wonderful antique vehicles. Step back in time and relive your teenage years and feel young again. Dennis also captures wonderful lighthouses and images through the lens of his camera.  

 

"Green Chevy" by Dennis Ti

“Green Chevy” by Dennis Tishkowsky

 

Dennis tells The Rickie Report, ” My art, whether it be photography, painting, or pastels, is one of simplicity. I choose to make an understatement of my subject, rather than an elaborate one. It seems that my subjects find me rather than the reverse. I’m particularly interested in things which show their age and beauty i.e. old buildings, vehicles, etc.”

 

"Musicians" by Philip Rodano

“Musicians” by Philip Rodano

Philip Rodano expresses his work in a variety of mediums. Feline lovers will want to meet Philip and share some cat humor with his selection of books, prints and notecards. He also creates one-of-a-kind portraits using mixed media. His art delights everyone who sees it.  

 

"Two Women" by Philip Rodano

“Two Women” by Philip Rodano

 

Phil Rodano currently resides in Lake Worth with his wife Fern and their cat Pepper.  Prior to moving to Lake Worth, Phil’s cat cartoon book (Meow) along with a series of note cards called (Cat’s in Silhouette) was published by Top Cat Publishing Co.

 

Mixed Media by Barbara Winkel

Mixed Media by Barbara Winkel

 

 

Barbara Winkel uses an assortment of fused glass, frit and mixed media to make realistic and imaginary depictions that will enhance your home’s décor. Her one of a kind glass pieces are beautiful and her selection of colors and imagery will astound you.

 

 

"Blue Front Jazz" by Deb Yager

“Blue Front Jazz” by Deb Yager

Deb Yager is a multi talented sketch artist and musician. She will present a live demonstration as she draws her husband Bo Reynolds during his musical performance that evening.   Bo and Deb are well known in the local music circuit. Their latest CD will also be available for purchase .

 

"Ladies At The Beach" by Deb Yager

“Ladies At The Beach” by Deb Yager

 

 

Please join us and bring your friends. Refreshments will be served and the event is free!

For more information please call 561-582-3300

or

561-762-8162.

Artisans On The Ave is located at 630 Lake Ave Lake Worth in quaint downtown among the many shops and restaurants. We are open 7 days a week.

 

ArtisansOnTheAve.com

 

 

 

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

Rickie Leiter, Publisher

The Rickie Report

P.O.Box 33423

Palm Beach Gardens, FL 33420

Rickie@therickiereport.com

561-537-0291

 

 

Armory Art Center Announces New Classes and Workshops

The Armory Art Center’s new catalog will entice you with the varied opportunities to be inspired and learn a new artistic technique or skill. There is something here for all ages! The supportive staff is eager to help you create, from ceramics to sculpture, from jewelry to painting, from drawing to printmaking or collage. The Rickie Report highlights some particularly interesting classes and workshops. The new semester begins April 27th.  We also supply a link to the entire catalog.  Happy creating!

 

 

 

 

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Armory Art Center

1700 Parker Avenue West Palm Beach, FL 33401

561.832.1776

www.armoryart.org

 

 

Class Session 5:   April 27 – June 20, 2015

 

Gallery Hours:

Monday-Friday, 9 a.m. – 5 p.m. | Saturday 9 a.m. – 2:00 p.m.

 

 

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Close-up of Basket Fibers by Mary Catello

 

 

 

Link to the Class Catalog
http://www.armoryart.org/catalog

 

 Here are a few highlights from the Catalog that we want to share with you!

 

 

SPECIAL COURSES,

ART GROUPS,

PARTIES !

PAINT YOUR OWN CERAMICS

 

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“We will discover the nature of our particular genius when we stop trying to conform to our own or other peoples’ models, learn to be ourselves, and allow our natural channel to open.” -Shakti Gawain

 

 

EVENING CRITIQUE SEMINAR

Wednesday, April 15th  6:00 – 8:00 pm

With Cheryl Brutvan,

Director of Curatorial Affairs / Curator of Contemporary Art, Norton Museum of Art

Inspiration isn’t easy and often artists need a push to progress. Insight from critics spark ideas that help the artists take the next leap forward with their work. We are pleased and honored to host Wednesday evening critiques given by professional and superb curators for serious artists in any medium. 8 students maximum may participate per session. Audit students are welcome. Please see registrar for more information.

Registered students: $40 per session Audit students: $10 per session

 

 

ARTISTIC VESSELS &

TRADITIONAL BASKETS

Mary Catello takes you on an adventure into basketry. Functional baskets are still being made today with the same methods that date back in time. We will explore both traditional functional design and artistic interpretations. Paper, reed, found, and harvested materials will be used. Other mediums such as paint and encaustics may be added to finish or embellish. Gourds may be incorporated as a part of the structure. Technique and creativity are encouraged so each student can experiment and design their own vessels. The workshop will strive to complete one basket from a pattern(s) and one free design. Instructor will provide a kit of supplies at the following prices: no basketry experience $40; some basketry experience $65. Supplies are provided by the instructor and fees apply per class.

Mondays, 9:30 am – 12:30 pm
Session 5: April 27th – June 15th (no class on May 25th) Tuition: $280

 

 

 

 

POP UP WORKSHOP:

FIBER DYE WORKSHOP 

 

 

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“Artists who seek perfection in everything are those who cannot attain it in anything.” -Eugéne Delacroix

 

SUMMER ART CAMP

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Pop Up Workshops – 1st Saturdays

Turn your drawings and paintings into fun. Create fantastic characters and places and learn new techniques of composition and mixing colors. Explore the world of imagination in this drawing and painting workshop. The emphasis is on creativity, technique, and free expression with Sandra Gover.

Saturdays, 12:30 – 2:00 pm  Session 5: May 2nd – June 20th
Tuition: $120 | Lab fee: $24
Session 6: June 27th – August 15th (no class on July 4th) Tuition: $105 | Lab fee: $21

 

Trust the still small voice that says “This might work and I’ll try it.” -Diane Mariechild

 

Preschool Readiness through Art

On the first Saturday of every month the Armory offers a special workshop just for kids with Beth Sloat! Children have fun learning various techniques in a variety of media and leave with a finished product at the end of each workshop. All materials are included in the cost of tuition.

This program is designed for 2 1⁄2 to 4 year olds and their parent/caregiver. Help your child prepare for preschool and kindergarten by seeing what they know and how they learn. Take part in fun activities with your children with the guidance of an artist/teacher. After each class, children will have artwork that can be displayed at home. Class size is limited to six children. The program promotes and enhances:

• Developmental skills & overcoming benchmarks • Development of motor & social skills
• Development of vocabulary
• Parent & child connections

• Creative expression, self-esteem, & stimulating imagination

COLLEGE PREP -

PORTFOLIO DEVELOPMENT

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Link to the Class Catalog
http://www.armoryart.org/catalog

 

ABOUT THE ARMORY ART CENTER:

The mission of the Armory Art Center is to inspire the creation and experience of art. The Armory’s vision is to be Palm Beach County’s leading visual arts education and exhibition center. Housed in an historic art deco building, the Armory provides art classes for students of all ages, exhibitions, art salons, lectures, and special events. Twenty exhibitions are hosted annually in three galleries.

Nearly 100 courses held in 12 state-of-the-art studios are offered including ceramics, digital arts, drawing, glass fusing, jewelry, painting, printmaking, fibers, sculpture, and more. For more information, visit www.armoryart.org or call 561-832-1776 x33.

 

 

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

Rickie Leiter, Publisher

The Rickie Report

P.O.Box 33423

Palm Beach Gardens, FL 33420

Rickie@therickiereport.com

561-537-0291

Multiple Calls To Artists From May Through December, 2015 At Clay Glass Metal Stone Gallery

Kudos to Joyce Brown of Clay Glass Metal Stone Gallery and Flamingo Clay Studio for giving artists enough time to create new works of art to enter into exhibitions!  The Rickie Report shares SEVEN Calls To Artists here, beginning in May and ending in December, 2015.  There is a discount for multiple entries and varying themes!  Get your calendars out to mark the deadlines and start creating!! Attention Art Teachers: Your students may enter with no fee!

 

 

 

CLAY GLASS METAL STONE Gallery

15 South J Street

Lake Worth, Florida 33460

“Calls to Artists”

May – December, 2015

 

 

Clay Glass Metal Stone Gallery will be holding a series of Exhibitions throughout the year. Individual “Calls” for each of these will also be sent out, as they approach. This year we thought it would be a good idea to give you an over-view of all topics, as well as dates, so you can prepare, in advance, for the ones in which you want to participate. As you look over our shows, and titles, remember: The works are YOUR interpretation of the topic. All but the “Elder Craftsman” show are open to all media; 2-D and 3-D.

 

Our application fee is $35. If you decide to participate in three or more shows, you application fee is $25 per show.

 

May 22-June 3: The Elder Craftsmen Exhibit:

Flamingo Clay Studio, our non-profit artist cooperative, received a generous grant from the Community Foundation, to fund 10 one-year scholarships for low income senior citizen artists in our new Clay/Fused Glass/Small Metals Studio. On May 22, these artists will create an exhibition of the works they have made during the first months of their time in the studio. If you are a senior citizen (55 and older) and a 3-D artist, you are invited to join with them in showing your works. We will be inviting the Community Foundation, their donors and their Board members to this event. It is a public event, as well. We expect that sales will be profitable for all artists concerned.

 

 

June 19-July 2: “Shoe Fetish/ Foot Fetish”

We wanted to add some levity to the hot summer by introducing the foot theme into our mix. We hope to get some of these works into the gallery a week early so we can get TV coverage on this. I would like to bring the shoe loving crowds into the gallery to purchase your works.

 

 

July 24-August 6: “The Male Form”

 

This was a special request exhibition from artists who feel slighted by the creations and shows that mostly feature the female form. They want equal time We welcome your interpretations.

 

September 18-September 30: “The Naked Truth”

 

Another special request is that we repeat this show again. Although it may seem similar to “The Male Form,” we see this as a wide open topic that can be interpreted as broadly as you wish.

 

WE ARE REPEATING OUR THREE SUCCESSFUL

EVENTS OF LAST YEAR

 

October 2- October 21: 2nd Annual Cat-O-Strophic Event:

This wildly popular event is all about cats; cats of every shape, color and kind. We will again reach out to all of the animal rescue venues, pet shops and veterinarians as we publicize this event.

 

 

October 23-November 4: 2nd Annual “Day(s) of the Dead”

 

This event brought purchasing patrons into the gallery long after the exhibit was taken down. The works of gallery artists, left over from this event, continue to sell. We have a whole new mailing list of “D of D” patrons who are looking forward to your works.

 

 

December 4-December 11: 2nd Annual “It’s A Dog’s Life”

Last year we had to give equal time to dogs, after our successful Cat-o-Strophic event. This show starts just as “season” is gearing up. Again, we will be contacting all pet shelters, pet shops and veterinarians, to publicize this show.

 

And for the rest of the season…

We will turn the front of the gallery back to the member artists. If you are a 3-D artist , please consider joining the gallery (and/or) our new studio. Members do not pay fees to be a part of our special exhibitions. It is part of the membership. Write for an application and we will forward it to you.
Art Teachers: If any of your students want to participate in any of our exhibits, they may do so without any fee. We welcome your participation, as an artist, as well.

 

 

Application Form for Multiple Exhibitions
CLAY GLASS METAL STONE Gallery
15 South J Street
Lake Worth, Florida 33460
APPLICATION for“Pick Your Event(s)”

(For Early Entries- Duplicate this Form for each entry)

Phone 561 588-8344

cgmsgallery@flamingoclaystudio.org

or mail:

CGMS Gallery 15 South J Street Lake Worth 33460

Please PRINT legibly!

Name____________________________________________________
Address____________________________________________________________________________
City________________________________State_____Zip_________ Phone_____________________
E-mail address ________________________________

Web address__________________________

 

ARTISTS, PLEASE BE CERTAIN THAT YOUR SUBMITTED IMAGES CORRESPOND TO THE NUMBER BELOW

1. Title_____________________________________________________________________________
Dimensions____________________________________________

Price__________________________
Description__________________________________________________________________________
2. Title_____________________________________________________________________________
Dimensions____________________________________________

Price____________________
Description__________________________________________________________________________

WAIVER of LIABILITY: Submission of my application constitutes my agreement to comply with all of the conditions and terms set forth in the prospectus.  I release and discharge Clay Glass Metal Stone Gallery and its owners and employee’s from all responsibility for damage or loss of any kind on all works submitted for the exhibition named above.
SIGNATURE___________________________________DATE________

 

Questions? Call or email Joyce
Joyce@FlamingoClayStudio.org
215-205-9441

 

 

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