Whitespace Announces Seasonal Closing Date And Special Inventory Reductions

Art lovers can still visit Whitespace Collection and enjoy cutting edge contemporary artwork as well as 20% off their entire inventory!  The Rickie Report shares the details and urges you to stop by before Whitespace Collection closes for the season, on April 2nd.

 

 

 

 

For more information:

www.whitespacecollection.com

 

 

 

 

 

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City Place Transforms Into Outdoor Gallery With Original Art On April 1st & 2nd

The shopping, entertainment and dining mecca of CityPlace will transform into an outdoor art showcase during the 7th Annual CityPlace Art Fair. Rosemary Avenue will feature more than 100 artists’ tents, arranged gallery-style and filled with all mediums of fine art. The free, outdoor event takes place April 1 – 2.  The Rickie Report shares the details and some sneak peeks.

 

 

 7th Annual CityPlace Art Fair

Saturday, April 1 and Sunday, April 2

10 am – 5 pm both days

CityPlace Central Square

Navigational Address: 700 S. Rosemary Avenue, West Palm Beach, FL 33401

Free and open to the public

 

 

 

Residents and visitors are invited to stroll amidst life-size sculptures, spectacular paintings, one-of-a-kind jewels, photography, ceramics and more from the local and national artists who are on site to discuss their inspirations and processes for each hand-made work. The Art Fair is family-friendly and pets on leashes are always welcomed.

 

Mixed media artist Suzanne Bellows’ batik and hand-painted broach

 

Presented by Howard Alan Events (HAE), producer of the nation’s finest juried art shows, the CityPlace Art Fair represents original artwork, handmade in America and selected by an independent panel of expert judges from hundreds of applicants. HAE’s careful vetting process also ensures a wide array of mediums and price ranges will be offered during the Festival.

 

 

 

 

Painting by David Sigel, attending this year. Palette knife oil painting

 

FESTIVAL AT-A-GLANCE:

· Juried, first-class outdoor art gallery showcasing local and national artists
· Original handmade artwork
· More than 100 artists from 30 different states
· Artists hand-selected by independent panel of expert judges from hundreds of applicants
· All artists on site for duration of festival
· Vast array of artistic media including paintings, sculptures, photography, ceramics, glass, wood, handmade jewelry, collage, mixed media
· Family-friendly and pets on leashes are welcomed.

 

 

City Place Festival 2016

About Howard Alan Events, Inc.:

Howard Alan Events, Florida-based company, produces the nation’s top juried art and craft shows. Ranked among the Top 100 Art Fairs in the Country by Sunshine Artist Magazine, the 33-years established company has overseen art festivals in such noted cities as Alexandria, VA; Aspen, CO; Coconut Point, FL; Fort Lauderdale, FL and 40 other destination markets in the nation.

 

 

For additional information on the CityPlace Art Fair and other Howard Alan Events art and craft shows across the country, visit www.artfestival.com or call 561-746-6615.

 

 

 

 

 

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Ilene Adams’ Fine Art Will Be Featured In Two New Exhibits In Palm Beach County

Ilene Adams, owner of The Marketing Works of Palm Beach, is a graphic designer, marketing guru and fine artist combining her business acumen with her artistic skills to create branding and marketing that best represents you or your business.  Her work will be featured at a special exhibition on March 28th at Paul Fisher Gallery to support the Ara Project, a Macaw conservation organization and was also invited to create a new piece of artwork for The Cultural Council of Palm Beach County’s, “Mark My Words”, opening March 30.  The Rickie Report shares some sneak peeks with all of the details.

 

 

 

FEATURED   AT   TWO   NEW   EXHIBITIONS:

 

 

 

“Blue Lagoon” by Ilene Adams
Venetian Plaster, Red String, Paint, Gold leaf

Paul  Fisher  Gallery

 

Opening Reception:

Tuesday, March 28th

 

   5:00 – 8:00 PM

the Flamingo Building
433 Flamingo Drive    West Palm Beach, FL 33401

info@paulfishergallery.com​       ​​​​​Call: 561.832.5255

 

 

 

ILENE  ADAMS:

 

After owning a nationally acclaimed multimillion dollar broadcast marketing company in the Northeast for over 20 years, Ilene Adams moved to Florida and shifted her interest to small businesses and the arts. Her company was the first all female radio-marketing company in the country.  In addition to her business clients, Ilene has worked in the non-profit art world bringing her marketing talents and creativity to an art center in West Palm Beach, several art organizations and working to advance art and artists in the community, and offer her expertise through seminars on marketing your art.

 

“Fenicottero” (flamingo in Italian)   by Ilene Adams

Venetia Plaster, gold leaf, pencil

 

 

Ilene curates shows including exhibits for ArtSynergy’s Art Palm Beach and Art Forms at Art Boca. She has also been a judge several times for Artigras, an International outdoor art show and is currently working on several community art projects to bring art to the public.   She has served as a board member at several organizations, among them, ArtSynergy, Artists of Palm Beach County, Wellington Art Society and was a long-time advisor for the Cultural Affairs Committee for the City of West Palm Beach. Currently, along with Rolando Chang Barrero, she runs and manages Art Synergy, a not-for-profit organization.  Ilene recently was an exhibiting artist at Art Palm Beach, and sold one of her “bird” paintings to a local Palm Beach couple. 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

601 Lake Avenue, Lake Worth, FL 33460
(561) 471-2901    info@palmbeachculture.com

 

 

Opening Member Preview
Thursday, March 30th

5:30 – 7:30 pm

Free to Members; $20 for Non-Members

RSVP to Debbie Calabria  (561) 472-3341

Public Hours:
Tuesday – Saturday | 10 a.m. – 5 p.m.
Closed Sunday and Monday

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Ilene Adams was invited to create a piece for The Cultural Council of Palm Beach County’s, “Mark My Words” Exhibition, Opening March 30. Ilene created an installation piece, “I Am All Immigrants”, based on her grandfather’s hand-written birth certificate from Russia that she found when her mom passed. The piece, based on the translated words, explores being an immigrant and some of the issues our country now faces.

 

“I Am All Immigrants” by Ilene Adams
Fabric, photo transfer, embroidery

 

 

About  “Mark My Words”:

The use of language has evolved dramatically with the advancement of technology and how it influences our lives. Texting and emails have replaced older methods of communication and our lexicon includes new words and phrases. Utilizing words in art is nothing new: think Ed Ruscha or John Baldessari, the Ancient Egyptians or the art in Medieval Churches across Europe. This exhibition will showcase the work of 15 professional artists in Palm Beach County that feature “words” as their subject matter and muse.

 

 

 

 

 

Adams works in both mixed media and photography, often combining the two in installation pieces. Her photography is generally bright, over-accentuated colors that push the limits and transform everyday objects and nature into abstract images. Her mixed media work, on the other hand, is usually nostalgic and delicate, and looks at how our world and life mesh together.

 

 

Find out more at:

www.ileneadamsinc.com

 www.ileneadamsfineart.com

561.346.0172

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Glass Quest 2017 Announces Speakers And Seminars As Registration Opens

Join the QUEST!  A full weekend of education and engagement. Learn from brilliant teachers and glass visionaries and network in the evolving world of art glass at Glass Quest 2017!  Taking place in West Palm Beach May 26th, May 27th and May 28th, glass hobbyists, glass professionals and glass art lovers are all welcome!  The Rickie Report shares the Speakers and Seminars plus details of how to attend!

 

 

 

 

 

REGISTER:

www.Glassquest2017.eventbrite.com

For more information call:

561.585.9011   or   954.557.5589

WHAT YOU CAN EXPECT:

Lectures & demonstrations from professional glass artists from across the Country.
An Extraordinary kiln-forming experience hosted on Sunday by: Jen Ken Kilns
Glass Gallery Exhibition with meet the artist opportunities
A Saturday evening VIP cocktail reception with live music
Opportunities to review and purchase the latest & greatest tools, supplies and equipment from select manufacturers
Participate in a series of guided roundtable discussions about the future of the art glass industry
Engage at the Legislative Action Center – and make your voice heard #savecoloredglass… and more!

 

ITINERARY-AT-A-GLANCE:

Friday
4-7pm Check-in/Registration/Exhibitor Booths
7pm Welcome Reception
Saturday
8am – Welcome Breakfast – Keynote Speaker: Maureen James
9am – Educational Sessions Begin
12pm – Lunch & Roundtables Series
1pm – 3pm Educational Sessions Continue
4pm – Panel of Speakers with special guest Moderator: Audience Q&A
5-7pm Networking: VIP Cocktail Reception hosted by: Habatat Galleries
Sunday
10am – Breakfast followed by Kiln-Forming experience hosted by Jen Ken Kilns

Would you like to be a part of this exciting opportunity?!?

Contact Taylor Materio at taylor@mcmow.com or 561-585-9011

 

 

SEMINARS  AND  WORKSHOPS:

 

Leslie Perlis

Dimensional Mosaics with Fused and Painted Glass Elements

 

 


Celebrated glass designer Leslie Perlis brings her vibrant and modern style to the timeless craft of mosaics – with a sculptural twist. Leslie’s unique approach weaves together glass fusing, kiln fired surface decorating and mosaic fabrication to create outstanding dimensional sculptures. In this presentation you will learn how Leslie thinks outside the traditional mosaic canvas to create life-size figure sculptures, musical instruments, and many other dimensional creations. Leslie will use photos, videos, and live descriptions to illustrate her complete process starting with the development of a design, through the fabrication and final cleanup of a full-size sculpture. In addition Leslie will introduce her new “Multimedia Vinyl” series that combines fused glass and vinyl record albums to great effect. As a bonus, everyone in this seminar will receive a copy of Leslie’s book Dimensional Mosaics that she will be happy to autograph for you.

 

 

Tony Glander

The Accidental Fuser or Warm Glass Trials and Tribulations

 

Glass Creation by Tony Glander

Experimentation can be an exhilarating adventure, full of thrilling highs and disappointing lows. Join glass artist Tony Glander as he escorts you down a few radical glass pathways. He will illustrate how he puts “landing gear” feet on fused bowls, describe some very cool creations made using shattered tempered glass, and explain a curious technique using molds made from glass in a kiln. Tony’s mantra is: “If you aren’t trying something new, you aren’t learning!” He’ll reveal some his most successful experiments and confess a few of his epic failures. Much of Tony’s work centers on the practice of using every glass temperature in the kiln and he is prepared to share his secret firing schedules with you. Tony’s dynamic teaching style will keep you engaged and boost your creative confidence to be experimentally innovative with your own glasswork.

 

 

 

 

Peter McGrain

The Poetry of Painted Windows:
1000 Years of Narrative Illustration in Art Glass

 

Stained Glass by Peter McGrain

 

 

For centuries the fine art of glass painting has been used to achieve sensational imagery throughout the glass medium. From the biblical storied windows of the ancient cathedrals to the cutting edge architectural work of modern times, no other technique has so effectively brought glass art to life. Peter McGrain, will lead you on a personal journey through the amazing world of painted glass. You’ll see how it has evolved over the years to become one of the most expressive art forms of our industry. Peter will share his insights into how this engaging, narrative technique has been developed and used to stir emotions in its’ viewers for a thousand years. And an examination of recent work by numerous contemporary artists, all of whom are pushing the process forward with their experimental work, will leave you more inspired and excited about glass than ever before. This event is a must for anybody who shares a deep passion for glass of any kind. And who knows?… You may even find yourself itching to dive in and start painting on glass yourself. As one of the oldest forms of glass art, it continues to maintain it’s prominent standing as the most inspirational and spectacular of all!

 

 

 

 

Lisa Vogt
Breaking Through – Make Exhibition Quality Glass Art

 

 

 

Lisa Vogt Glass Sink Class ( Photo Courtesy of Lisa Vogt website)

 

Ordinary to extraordinary! Take charge of your artistic future! Striking glass artwork is intoxicating. You know the type of pieces I mean. The spectacular beauties you admire in galleries and magazines, the ones that haunt the back of your mind until you figure out how they were made, or give up in frustration. Creating your own stunning emotive art, that engages the viewer to the point of blissful distraction, is within your reach. Join veteran glass artist Lisa Vogt in this in-depth workshop focused on developing methods for making exhibition quality artwork and you’ll learn how to take your thriving glass talent and catapult it forward. Learn how to design thoughtful compositions, how to mix colors to create drama, how to get noticed with pattern, how to stimulate with texture, and how to combine abstract techniques for innovative works of fused glass art. You’ll gain a clear understanding of how to build complex standout art, through the inclusion of various fused glass components. It’s your turn to shine, to break through and create thought provoking, blissfully distracting artwork that is all your own.

 

 

 

Dawndae HK Hamilton

Art Into Architecture:
Collaborating with Artists, Studios, Architects and Designers from Around the World to Create Kiln-Glass for the Built Environment

Bullseye Specialty Glass, “FLORAdia” Created for McMow Art Glass

 

 

Bullseye Studio’s Development Manager, Dawndae HK Hamilton, will present the history, explorations and projects that have established Bullseye Glass Company as a world leader in the use of kiln-glass for art, architecture, and design. Dawndae will emphasize the possibilities for artists and studios to “scale-up” to larger works. Kiln-glass is especially rich territory due to the enormous range of working methods, from drawing and painting to printmaking, all executable on an architectural scale. This presentation will be an eye-opening and eye- popping experience.

 

 

 

Phil Materio

Lost Clay Glass Casting

 

 

 

 

In this exciting session attendees will learn how easy this efficient and economical method of glass casting can be. Learn how to create sculptural glass pieces that are indistinguishable from sand-casted or hot glass casting. This technique has become one of the most visible, and saleable forms of sculptural glass at art shows across the world.

 

 

 

Randy & Carole Wardell

Introducing The Glass Tattoo Stencil System to Instantly Enhance Your Work with Intricate Designs

Randy & Carole Wardell have developed an exceptional technique that enables anyone to add stencil designs to their work. Using their special 1/8” thick Tattoo Stencil boards and the Tattoo Goo that is combined with frit powder to create a paste-like mixture. The stencil spaces can be filled with multiple colors of Tattoo Goo in a single session while maintaining clean, crisp lines between the design elements. This demonstration will open up a world of ideas and possibilities.

 

 

 

Jenny Mesirow

Making Our Voice Heard: Advocating for the Art Glass Industry in Washington D.C.

Today information travels fast, opinions are developed even faster, and the facts are sometimes lost in between. No industry knows this better than the Art Glass Industry. In the last year our industry has faced increasing scrutiny that in some instances has inhibited our ability to do business. It is time now to be pro-active as a community and industry. Join us for a discussion about the role elected officials can play in helping and hindering our business, and how our industry can position itself to prevent our elected representatives and governing agencies from doing us harm.

 

Mike Glotfelty

Jen Ken Kiln’s Cane Pulling Experience

Sunday morning Breakfast & Canes hosted by Jen Ken Kilns. We will have multiple Vitragraph kilns set-up and cooking up some beautiful color mixes and each conference participant will have an opportunity to pull your own multi-colored cane to take home. In addition we have invited 3 multi-media artists to create 3 artworks live on our stage, using a selection of the actual canes that we will make during the Cane Pulling session

 

 

Jason LeVan

Armory Art Center’s Hot Glass Sand Casting Demonstration

 

Art Glass by Jason LeVan

 

The Armory Art Center of West Palm Beach will be conducting a live demonstration of casting hot glass into a sand mold. Observe as the artist makes a hand-print into the sand then fills the space will molten hot glass to create a one-of-a-kind paperweight. This is a great introduction to the hot glass process that enables glass artists to create unique tabletop accessories such as coasters and paperweights.

 

 

McMow Art Glass & Wardell Publications
Organizer of GLASS QUEST 2017

McMow Art Glass offers the best in stained glass windows and beveled art glass, as well as beautiful designs in carved, etched and faceted glass. Located in Palm Beach County, Florida since 1976 McMow Art Glass maintains an excellent working relationship with top builders, architects and designers and regularly ships their work throughout the US, Europe and South America.  With our experienced staff of glass craftsmen and designers, McMow Art Glass is able to take every client’s concept and create a clearly outstanding work of art for any residence, commercial building or place of worship.
Visit us at: www.mcmow.com

Wardell Publications Inc. was founded in 1983 by Randy Wardell. In 1977 Randy opened a full service stained glass studio offering everything from Suncatchers to Cathedral windows (well maybe church windows is a more apt description). The studio also offered glass craft instruction and sold the related tools, glass & materials. The name of the company was Sandpiper Studios and it was (and still is) located in Belleville, a small city in eastern Ontario, Canada with a population of 38,000, so the axiom “anything [in glass] for a buck” wasn’t too far off.

Randy’s stained glass students would often ask for the pattern to make of one the custom designed lampshades on display in the Sandpiper Studios’ showroom. Encouraged by these requests he conducted a little market research that revealed a need for reliable, full-size pattern books. So in 1983 he formed Wardell Publications and released his first lampshade pattern book. Since then he has personally written 12 additional books and Wardell Publications Inc has released more than 50 products since it began.

Visit us at: http://www.wardellpublications.com/

 

GLASS QUEST 2017 SPONSORS:

 

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Armory Art Center Presents “2017 All Student And All Faculty Show”, Open To The Public With Free Reception On March 17th

The 2017 Armory Faculty Show and the 2017 All Student Show are the Armory Art Center’s biggest exhibitions of the year. Aficionados and supporters of the arts will not want to miss these shows. Both shows open on Friday, March 17th with a Free, Public Reception. The Rickie Report shares the details and a few sneak peeks.   Don’t miss this eclectic array of 2D and 3D artworks!

 

811 Park Place, West Palm Beach, FL 33401

armoryart.org

 

 

 

2017 Armory Art Center

Faculty Showcase / All Student Showcase

 

 

Opening Reception:

Friday, March 17, 2017

6:00 – 8:00 pm

Greenfield Gallery | East Gallery (Faculty)

Montgomery Hall (Student)

EXHIBITIONS ARE FREE AND OPEN TO THE PUBLIC:

Monday – Friday 9 am – 5 pm | Saturday 9 am – 4:00 pm

 

 

 

 

 

Liza Niles, Chief of Education and Exhibitions at the Armory Art Center said,  “The Armory’s annual juried All Student Show and Faculty Show will showcase an eclectic array of two- and three-dimensional artwork by students enrolled in 4 or 8 week classes from 2016 to 2017. Media include printmaking, drawing, painting, sculpture, jewelry, photo, fibers, ceramics, and glass. The revival of the glass department introduced new teachers, courses, and students.”

 

 

 

 

 

 

This year’s juror is Nicole Hickey who started her career in the arts in 2001 at University of Wisconsin Milwaukee’s Union Art Gallery. Moving to Florida in 2005, she worked as Assistant Director at Eaton Fine Art in downtown West Palm Beach for over six years. She currently manages the artist services department at the Cultural Council of Palm Beach County in Lake Worth.

 

 

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 the leading visual arts education and exhibition center of the Palm Beaches. Housed in a historic art deco building, the Armory provides art classes for students of all ages, exhibitions, art salons, lectures, and special events. Twelve 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.

About the Community Foundation for Palm Beach and Martin Counties:

The Community Foundation for Palm Beach and Martin Counties is one of Florida’s largest community foundations. The nonprofit organization has invested more than $120 million in grants and scholarships over its 43-year history. At its core, the Community Foundation is an organization created with gifts from generous people committed to local causes. For donors, the Foundation serves as a philanthropic advisor. For the community, the Foundation serves as a grant maker and a civic leader. Through the support of its donors and fundholders, the Foundation has been able to address some of the community’s most pressing needs, including hunger, housing and education.

For more information, visit www.yourcommunityfoundation.org.

 

 

 

 

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Art & Kimono Exhibit And Sale Features Pop-Up Gallery, Interactive Lectures, Fashion Show And Wearable Art

Barbara Cheives of Afrasia Design Studio has partnered with Cynthia Simmons of Nefertiti Jewelry Collection and Fine artist, Eric Dryer at an Art and Kimono Exhibit and Sale in Palm Beach County from March 10th through Sunday, March 12th!  This exhibit and shopping event includes vintage kimono, haori jackets, and obi along with décor items, and wearable art created from vintage Japanese 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!  Ronald Shaffer Interiors will host this event.  Don’t miss this opportunity to learn more! The Rickie Report shares the details and some sneak peeks.

 

 

ART  &  KIMONO  EXHIBIT  AND  SALE

FRIDAY, MARCH 10th –  SUNDAY, March 12

AT

THE  PAINT  STORE

1800 Upland  Road   W. Palm Beach,FL  

 

 

 

 

 

SCHEDULE:

 

Friday, March 1oth:

6 to 10 with DJ Cole Ripp

 

 

Saturday, March 11th:

 

 

11 to 12 Lecture on the Evolution of Kimono:Cracking the Kimono Code

1 to 2 Kimono Redux: Modern Adaptations

Exhibit open 5 to 9 with Jazz by The Unorthodox Dup – Samm and Jamie Ousley

Sunday, March 12th:

Interactive Lecture- What the Heck is Kimono- Japanese Kimono as Art.

Exhibit open 1 to 6

 

 

 

Barbara Cheives

Barbara Cheives, of Afrasia Design Studio

 

 

Award winning Wall textile by Barbara Cheives

 

 

 

Barbara Cheives 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”.

 

 

Pillow and Scarf by Barbara Cheives

 

 

Barbara goes on to say, “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’!”

Les Kozuki

Leslie Kozuki

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.  Born and raised in Hawaii, he 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.  The kimono is a simple garment with a complex history.  This is a unique opportunity to experience the fascinating story of kimono while learning to wear and decorate with the garments and the textiles.

Judy Flesher – Lotus Kimono

Les considers himself a merchant/researcher and is perhaps the most widely travelled Kimono salesman in the USA. His trunk show and lectures circuit has ranged from New York, Virginia, North Carolina down to Tampa and Palm Beach in Florida; from Texas to Kentucky, Illinois to Missouri up to Minnesota; and from Santa Fe, New Mexico (where he was based for many years) to Phoenix to California, Oregon and Washington. He continued this for many years.

 

 

Pam and Kimono

All travel on the Mainland USA was done by driving which allowed him to question anyone with knowledge about Kimono. For the past six years, his focus has been in Hawaii, to include the islands of Kauai, Maui and Oahu.  He is tracking the evolution of the Kimono and its Fabric, right here in the United States. Perhaps more so than in any other country. Come to one of his talks (he doesn’t like the word “lecture”) to find out why, and see some examples of his research. Catch him on his circuit, because he doesn’t have a shop. Ask any serious Japanese textile junky and they are sure to know about him!

 

Cynthia Simmons

 

561.856.6118      cbasketsbydesign@yahoo.com

 

Cynthia Simmons tells The Rickie Report, “While on one of my cross-country road trips, I asked God to bless me to use my hands to create something beautiful that would bless others.  I had owned Belle’s Basket by Design, Inc. for 10 years, but I wanted to express my spirituality through my artwork and evolve my yoga practice and photography skills.  This journey to jewelry started truly by the will of God. Nefertiti Jewelry Collection was inspired by the coastal villages of West Africa, the tropical breezes of Canon and the Caribbean Islands.  My muse came from the regal history of my African ancestry. I come from a linage of very creative and talented people; however, my creative soul has never had a formal lesson.  Only by the grace of God does my gift flow.”

“Blue Martini” necklace by Cynthia Simmons

 

The beads and materials she uses are from America, West & South Africa, Mexico, South America, India, China and the Caribbean Islands.  All of Belle’s Nefertiti Custom pieces have a spiritual, religious or cultural significance to them.  Tribal inspired jewelry are objects of great beauty and style. These sacred adornments are worn and loved by men, women and children of all creeds. It does not matter the age, there is something for everyone.


“I teach a sacred beading class at The Lords Place in Lake Worth. I have been teaching there for the past 6 months. I’m currently using my own beads and findings. When I started, we had a small amount of materials that were donated. The ladies love making items for themselves and also to donate to the thrift shop owned by The Lord’s Place. On March 10,2017 my group will showcase and sell their hand crafted jewelry to raise money for their program.  We are always looking for donations of beads, findings and beading materials”.

 

 

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

561-351-6864

 

 

 

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Armory Art Center Announces Special Spring Break Camp, “Spring Fling: Free To Be Me!”

The Armory Art Center will offer a special Spring Break art camp, ” Spring Fling: Free To Be Me!” from Monday, March 20th through Friday, March 24th.  The Deadline to Register is March 14th!  Students will explore their heritage and its folklore. They will create their favorite music, alter ego, self-portraits, and more. The classes are guided by experienced Armory instructors and volunteers to assist during class and lunchtime. Background checks are conducted for all faculty. Each day students should bring a packed lunch and two snacks. Dress to make a mess!   The Rickie Report shares the details.

 

 

 

 

1700 Parker Avenue West Palm Beach, Florida 33401

(561) 832-1776    armoryart.org

 

Spring Break Art Camp

SPRING FLING: Free To Be Me!
A creative exploration in the wonders of you

 

Monday – Friday, March 20 – 24, 2017
9:30 am – 4:30 pm
Tuition: $50 day or $225 for all 5 days

Deadline to register is March 14, 2017

Students will explore their heritage and its folklore. They will create their favorite music, alter ego, self-portraits, and more. The classes are guided by experienced Armory instructors and volunteers to assist during class and lunchtime. Background checks are conducted for all faculty. Each day students should bring a packed lunch and two snacks. Dress to make a mess.

GROUPS:

Kindergarten-2nd Grade: 
(Kindergartners must be currently enrolled)
3rd-5th Grade: 

 

 

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 the leading visual arts education and exhibition center of the Palm Beaches. Housed in an historic Art Deco building, the Armory provides art classes for students of all ages, exhibitions, art salons, lectures, and special events. Held in twelve state-of-the-art studios, nearly 100 courses are offered including ceramics, digital arts, drawing, glass fusing, jewelry, painting, printmaking, fibers, sculpture, and 20 exhibitions are hosted annually in four galleries.

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

Rickie@therickiereport.com   561-537-0291

17019 SW Sapri Way     Port St. Lucie, FL 34986

 

 

Wynwood Artist To Make West Palm Beach Debut at EmKo: Public Invited To Mr. LightsAndPaint Exhibit

The public is invited to EmKo, as Wynwood Artist, Michael Andrew Jacobson aka Mr. LightsAndPaint, makes his West Palm Beach debut!  His unique works of art include mixed media enhanced with LED lights, making his creations come alive! This Exhibition will be available February 22nd through the end of March, 2017.  Michael is a member of Miami’s Young Artist Initiative and is active in the burgeoning Wynwood Arts Community. The Rickie Report shares the details and some sneak peeks.

 

 

 

 

Michael  Andrew  Jackson aka  Mr. LightsAndPaint

SOLO  Exhibit

 Open To The Public

February 22nd through the end of March, 2017

 

At:

EmKo

 

 

 

2119 South Dixie Highway      W. Palm Beach, FL 33401

561-227-3511    info@emkopb.com

Hours of Operation:
Jereve
Lunch: Tues-Sat, 11:30am-3:00pm
Lounge till 4pm
Dinner: Tues-Sat, 5:00-10:00pm
Friday & Saturday Lounge till 11pm

Untitled Juice & Coffee Bar
Tues-Sat, 8:00am-4:00pm

Market
Tues-Sat, 8:00am-4:00pm

 

 

 

“Whisper” by Mr. LightsAndPaint

Michael Andrew Jacobson aka Mr. LightsAndPaint will launch an exhibit of his creative and unique works at EmKo beginning February 22nd and running through the end of March. Known for his Mixed Media Art which he enhances with LED Lights, Michael is a member of Miami’s Young Artist Initiative and is active in the burgeoning Wynwood Arts Community.

 

Artwork by Mr. LightsAndPaint

Determined and ambitious for something new and great, Mr. LightsAndPaint has a unique understanding of the mechanics of artistic talent, which he creatively demonstrates through various works of art. Using multiple mediums and color schemes his artwork develops a rhythm of its own. Lights and Paint…more than just a painting and a visual show, it is artwork that comes alive.  “My mission is for you never to get bored looking at one of my pieces. You can even customize the color of the LED lights to your preference or mood.” explains Mr. LightsAndPaint.

 

“Eye” by Mr. LightsAndPaint

Born in New York City, Michael was raised on Star Island in Miami Beach. Michael’s mother, Roni Jacobson is a Palm Beach resident and an avid art collector as well as a supporter of the local Arts Community. She noticed and cultivated Michael’s artistic talents from a young age. “Michael’s teachers recognized his artistic leanings, when he was at Miami Country Day School, the Cushman School, and the University of Miami.” explains his mother. He worked for a time at the Marlborough Galleries in New York City, and his work has been exhibited at the Lowe Art Museum in Miami.

 

Mr. LightsAndPaint Young Artist Initiative in South Beach

 

 

EmKo, located at 2119 South Dixie Highway, West Palm Beach consists of two distinct art galleries. Known for celebrating modern creativity, The Artist Independent Republic gallery welcomes avant-garde, trendy, and innovative fashion designers, musicians, poets, photographers, sculptors and painters. The Culinary Art gallery incorporates a multi-operational concept featuring a restaurant, coffee shop and organic juice bar, retail gourmet market and bakery. The two entities work collaboratively showcasing aspiring, artistic talent. EmKo provides a platform and an audience for undiscovered artists that may otherwise be out of reach. For hours of operation and more information, please visit http://emkopb.com/  or
Facebook Page: https://www.facebook.com/emkopb/?fref=ts

 

For more information about Mr.LightsAndPaint:

FacebookPage: https://www.facebook.com/Mrlightsandpaint/?fref=ts
https://www.facebook.com/youngartistinitiative/
http://youngartistinitiative.com/

 

 

 

 

 

 

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

Rickie Leiter, Publisher

Rickie@therickiereport.com   561-537-0291

17019 SW Sapri Way   Port St. Lucie, FL 34986

 

Exciting Updates At “Glass Quest 2017” Bringing Brilliant Teachers And Glass Visionaries To West Palm Beach

The Rickie Report shares updates for Glass Quest 2017, taking place May 26, 27,28, 2017.  Wardell Productions and McMow Art Glass are bringing world renown glass visionaries, educators, publishers, teachers and creators to West Palm Beach, FL for what promises to be a full weekend of education and engagement!  Read the details here, including how to sign up!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

PRESENTED  BY:

 

 

 

 

******UPDATES  FOR  GLASS  QUEST  2017******

 

 

 

 

 

REGISTER:

www.Glassquest2017.eventbrite.com

For more information call:  561.585.9011 or 954.557.5589

 

 

 

 

 

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

Rickie Leiter, Publisher

Rickie@therickiereport.com  561-537-0291

17019 SW Sapri Way  Port St. Lucie, FL 34986

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Artists In Residence Exhibition At Armory Art Center Open To Public

The “Artists-in-Residence Exhibition” offers work by Armory artists-in-residence produced during their tenure. The Armory Art Center’s artists-in-residence for 2016-2017 are Jenny Day and Spence Townsend in painting/drawing, Alicia Boswell in jewelry/metalsmithing, Chad Steve in ceramics, and Andy Denton in sculpture.  The Rickie Report shares the details and some sneak peeks.  

 

 

 

811 Park Place    West Palm Beach, FL 33401
561-832-1776   armoryart.org

 

“ARTISTS  IN  RESIDENCE  EXHIBITION”

Opening Reception: Friday, February 10, 2017

 6:00 – 8:00 p.m.

East and Greenfield Galleries

Free and Open to the Public

Exhibit runs February 11 – March 10, 2017

 

 

 

 

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 the leading visual arts education and exhibition center of the Palm Beaches. Housed in an historic Art Deco building, the Armory provides art classes for students of all ages, exhibitions, art salons, lectures, and special events. Held in twelve state-of-the-art studios, nearly 100 courses are offered including ceramics, digital arts, drawing, glass fusing, jewelry, painting, printmaking, fibers, sculpture, and 20 exhibitions are hosted annually in four galleries.

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

Rickie@therickiereport.com   561-537-0291

17019 SW Sapri Way   Port St. Lucie, FL 34986