Don’t Miss Hennevelts “May the Froth Be With You” Exhibit: A Sci-fi Art show. From Startwars To Dragons To Hmmm…What Is That? This Show Is Out Of This World

Nickie and Freddy Hennevelt’s Exhibit, “May the Froth Be With You” will take you out of this world!  All works are created by Nickie and Freddy Hennevelt along with several collaborations works between these two local artist based out of Northwood Village. Yes, they are those “Hennevelts” from Hennevelt’s Gallery!  The exhibit takes place at Harold’s Coffee Lounge on Northwood Road in West Palm Beach through Friday, May 29th.  The Rickie Report gives you the details and some sneak peeks!  We can tell you from experience, these sci-fi images and 3D art pieces are addictive – just like the froth on Harold’s Coffees!

 

 

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Harold’s Coffee Lounge

509 Northwood Road    W. Palm Beach, FL

“May The Froth Be With You”

Show Curator: Christian Bentall

Sponsors: Harold’s Coffee Lounge, Beat Thief

Show closes Friday, May 29, 2015

During  the Art and Wine Promenade

6pm – 9pm

Facebook event page

https://www.facebook.com/events/377688549093385/

"Bubos Cousin" Sculpture by Freddy Hennevelt

“Bubos Cousin” Sculpture by Freddy Hennevelt

The Hennevelts have been in Northwood Village for four years and have recently changed their Gallery location in Tinson Antiques at 540 Northwood  Road, West Palm Beach.  The Gallery space is small and features a total of 9 local and international artists.  Gallery hours are: Monday – Saturday 10 am – 5pm.

"Re Clomet" 3d Artwork by Nickie Hennevelt

“Re Clomet” 3d Artwork by Nickie Hennevelt

Freddy is in the Gallery on Wednesday and every other Saturday where he can often be found working on furniture restoration and refinishing. With so much going on, this energetic couple has found the time to pull together an amazing show that is being featured for the entire month of May at Harold’s Coffee Lounge located at 509 Northwood Road.  Nickie and Freddy also take commissions.

Please join Nickie and Freddy at their show closing on Friday, May 29, 2015 during the Northwood Village Art and Wine Promenade.

"Tie Fighter" by Nickie and Freddy Hennevelt

“Tie Fighter” by Nickie and Freddy Hennevelt

Hennevelt’s story goes back to a non physical world as they met online in a virtual world of Second Life. Discovering they had the same love of photography and art, they fell in love with each other. While never meeting in person, the two began an art gallery in the virtual world of Second Life with their photography of NWSPictures.
"Epus" by Freddy Hennevelt

“Epus” by Freddy Hennevelt

As Second Life became Real life for them and then opening a Gallery in the real world, their many talents as artist have unfolded to the public. Not only are they photographers but painters and sculptors from 2-D to 3-D. Freddy and Nickie also served as ArtSynergy Co-founders and District Leaders, bringing artists and artisans of Palm Beach County together during Art Palm Beach to showcase local artistic talent.
"X Wing" by Nickie Hennevelt

“X Wing” by Nickie Hennevelt

Widely known and appreciated community art activists, they co-founded the ArtX Artwalk for the Historic Northwood Art Walk Second Saturday each month! These docent led tours take art lovers to meet gallery owners and artists, as well as focus on the small businesses that make Northwood Village the hip place it has become. These events are Free and family friendly.  For details about the Artwalks, please visit: www.NorthwoodArtWalk.com  
"Dragon" by Freddy Hennevelt

“Dragon” by Freddy Hennevelt

For more information please visit:

Nickie and Freddy’s website:

Hennevelts.com

Hennevelt’s Gallery & Gifts on the Go

West Palm Beach, 33407 FL
561.506.4108      Email: Art@Hennevelts.com
Hennevelt’s Gallery on the Go website:   www.hennevelts.com

Nickie and Freddy’s Photography Website:

www.NWSPictures.com
NEW! Facebook Page:  www.facebook.com/nhdesign4u
www.hennevelts.com/nhdesign4u.html

ArtSynergy Co-founders / District Leaders

http://artsynergypbc.com/

Nickie’s full time employment:

West Palm Beach Library Foundation
Supporting the Mandel Public Library of West Palm Beach
http://www.wpblf.org/

 

Harold's Coffees, Sponsor

Harold’s Coffees, Sponsor

henneveltSponsor Beat Thief

Beat Thief, Sponsor

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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

Summer Art Camp For Kids Ages 4.5 To 17 At Armory Art Center

Summer Art Camp at the Armory Art Center is filled with fun, creativity, character development, and self-esteem initiatives. The arts have the power to do all that and more! Their innovative theme weeks include drawing, painting, sculpture, jewelry,fiber arts, ceramics, and printmaking as a major focus enhanced with music, dance, games, and team building.  Activities are appropriate for ages 4.5 to 17.  The Rickie Report wishes we were younger as we share the details here. Extended child care is available.

 

 

 

 

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Armory Art Center

1700 Parker Avenue W. Palm Beach, FL 33401

561.832.1776

www.armoryart.org

Summer Art Camp

 

 

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June 8-August 14, 2015

Ages 4.5-7, 8-10, 11-13, and 14-17
Camp Hours: 9am – 4:30pm
Drop off/Pick-up: 8:30-9:00 and 4:30-5:00

Extended care is available for $60 per child per week
Extended care hours: 8:am-8:30am and 5:00-5:30pm

 

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Summer Art Camp at the Armory Art Center is filled with fun, creativity, character development, and self-esteem initiatives. The arts have the power to do all that and more! Our innovative theme weeks will include drawing, painting, sculpture, jewelry,fiber arts, ceramics, and printmaking as a major focus enhanced with music, dance, games, and team building.

 

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The Armory’s camp leaders are skilled in working with youth in the arts. They take a special joy in supporting the imagination of our youth and know how to work with a variety of skill and dexterity levels. We look forward to partnering with you, the parent, to provide a safe, enriching, fun summer for your child.

 

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Activities include:
• A week filled with art education
• Immersion in various creative techniques for diverse interests and skill building
• Field trips to local venues
• Art show openings in July and August

 

 

Armory Art Center Spring Break Art Activities

Armory Art Center Spring Break Art Activities

CHECK OUT OUR FACEBOOK PAGE FOR PICTURES FROM SPRING BREAK ART CAMP!

www.facebook.com/armoryartcenter

 

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

The “Magical” Necklace by Susan Nessel, Student At The Armory Art Center

The Rickie Report knows that this time of year is one of flux and change, as people graduate and move onto another road in life’s journey.  The “Magical Necklace” is such a wonderful way to share the legacy of the time shared together. We thank Susan Nessel, a student at the Armory Art Center, for her creativity and willingness to share this lesson of gratitude. 

 

 

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Armory Art Center

1700 Parker Avenue W. Palm Beach, FL 33401

561.832.1776

www.armoryart.org

 

“The Magical Necklace”

 

Susan Nessel is a jewelry designer and metalsmith from Jupiter, FL. She wanted to convey her respect and admiration for her fellow artist and long time friend, Elizabeth Kleiman of Palm Beach, FL by presenting her with a Magical Necklace at a farewell party given in her honor at the Armory Art Center in West Palm Beach.

 

 

Susanʼs idea was to have Elizabethʼs fellow artists in the Metal, Jewelry and Glass Departments at the Armory Art Center each create an individual bead representing their unique style of work. A necklace was then designed and fabricated by Susan incorporating all of the handmade pieces.  There was so much interest in the project from all of the artists wanting to show support for their fellow artist that the necklace became very long.

 

 

Kleiman wearing her Magical necklace

Elizabeth Kleiman wearing her Magical necklace

 

The very long Magical Necklace represents not only the respect and admiration for a long time friend by her peers but the true benefit and value of community and sharing in a creative and supportive environment made possible by the Armory Art Center.  Elizabethʼs commitment to the Armory for over 15 years will be greatly missed as she retires to Boston, MA.

 

 

 

 
The contributing artists include: Susan Nessel, Janice Weisler, Joe Brandom, Rishar Miranda, Ruth Hartman, Denise Delrusso, Nikki Trammell, Kirsten Lievendag, Aliza Gerstein, Pat Levey, Lisa Johnson, Gail Brader, Shari La Brenz, Ellen Levy, Camile Perrin, Gail Leavitt, Margo Gibson.

 

For more information about The Armory Art Center please visit:

www.armoryart.org

 

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

Upcoming Art And Kimono Exhibit: Lectures, Sales Of Wearable Art, Fabrics And More

 Barbara Cheives of Afrasia Design Studio has partnered with Anthony and Trina Burks of ATB Fine Art to bring 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. The kimono is a simple garment with a complex history. Don’t miss this opportunity to learn more!

 

 

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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

 

 

 

Kimono Tomesode

Kimono Tomesode

 

 

 

 This exhibit and shopping event includes vintage kimono, haori jackets, and obi along with décor items, and wearable art created from vintage Japanese textiles.

Kimono

Kimono

This is a unique opportunity to experience the fascinating story of kimono while learning to wear and decorate with the garments and the textiles.

 

 

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”

 

Leslie Kozuki has been fascinated by Vintage Kimono for most of his adult life, which 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 Kuz, 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 Chieves 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

 

 

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’!”

 

 

Purple and Orange by Barbara Cheives

Purple and Orange by Barbara Cheives

 

Completing and complimenting the theme of multiculturalism, Anthony Burks Sr.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.

 

 

 

"Sancha McBurnie" by Anthony Burks

“Sancha McBurnie” by Anthony Burks

 

 

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.

 

 

 

Anthony Burks drawing

Anthony Burks drawing

 

 

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.

 

 

"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.”

 

 

 

Trina Slade-Burks

Trina Slade-Burks

 

Trina Slade Burks tells us, “Sewing and working with fabric was always something that I was fascinated with since I was a little girl. My mother would create fabulous outfits using patterns and designs either store-bought or from her own artistic creations. I personally did not have an interest in using the sewing machine, however, I did learn how to do basic hand sewing. I was always intrigued by lace and other types of trim and I temporarily considered fashion design as a career path.”

 

"Doll Baby" by Trina Slade-Burks

“Doll Baby” by Trina Slade-Burks

 

 

Trina’s mixed media dolls show her love of drawing and painting combined with fabric artistry.  Trina also has a long personal and professional history with trims, lace and fabrics.

 

Trim Basket from Trina Slade-Burk

Trim Basket from Trina Slade-Burk

 

 

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

 

Four Week Classes, Special Workshops and Youth Programs Abound At Armory Art Center

The Armory Art Center is offering an extensive number of four week classes, workshops and youth programs that make us want to sign up right now!  The Rickie Report gives you some of the highlights and urges you to check out everything they are offering. The new topics and renown faculty add to the excitement. Check out the dates  – “Figure in Costume” begins tomorrow!

 

 

 

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Armory Art Center

1700 Parker Avenue     W. Palm Beach, FL 33401

561.832.1776

www.armoryart.org

 

 

WORKSHOPS

 

Figure in Costume: A Focus on the Fetish
Leslie Albert

Monday, 9:30-12:30 pm | May 4th DW5.1a     Tuition: $50

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Figure in Costume: A Focus on the Fetish Leslie Albert

Many artists through the ages have used the clothed figure as inspiration and a challenge. This class will focus on the figure in costume, lending a theatrical quality to drawing the model. Life models will be used while wearing different styles of dress or accessories. Contempo­rary styles of drawing including ‘fetish’ modes will be dis­cussed as well. A variety of media including black and white and color will be used. Students will have the opportunity to draw the figure and costume incorporating texture, pattern, proportion and perspective into their drawings.

 

 

Pouring Paint
Roxene Sloate

 

Wednesday, 1:30 – 4:30pm | May 6th  PW8.3b   Tuition: $50

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Pouring Paint by Roxene Sloate

 

 

Learn to pour paint like Helen Frankenthaler and Jackson Pollock. We will be using acrylic paint and exploring different ways of mark making. Build up your image with transparent washes and glazing techniques. The painting experience suggests ideas that create the final concept.

 

The Art of Metal Clay Level 1
Nzingah Oniwosan

Saturday, May 9th | 9:30 am -12:30 pm JW11.6b  Tuition: $60

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Art Clay by Nzingah Oniwosan

 

Metal Clay takes the long practiced science of powered metallurgy and reintroduces it to the world as our newest eco-friendly fine metal art. Working with metal clays gives the freedom and beauty of precious jewelry or sculpture without the cost or mechanical inhibitions of some of the more traditional metal-smithing practices. The course is primarily student-led, with attending artists deciding the specific skills to be incorporated each week. This term we’re focusing on mixed metals. Techniques include firing around fittings, metal inlay, and incorporating wire.

 

 

 

Contemporary Painting: Techniques and Abstract Compositions
Vicki Siegel

Friday, 9:30 am-12:30 pm | May 8th PW3.5a  Tuition: $45

Vicki Siegel, Contemporary Painting

Vicki Siegel, Contemporary Painting

Learn easy techniques to create your own unique abstract composition. Students will use acrylic paint and mixed media techniques to create a painting during the workshop.

 

 

Introduction to Kumihimo   Level 1
Nzingah Oniwosan

Saturday, 1:30-4:30 pm | May 9th
Saturday, 9:30 am – 12:30 pm | August 8th
Tuition: $50   JW11.6a

Kumihimo is the Japanese art of braiding. Originally used to braid lacing for the Samurais’ armor, today it is a fun and popular jewelry making technique. Students will learn how to make 8 and 16 strand round braids (Kongoh-gumi) on the Kumihimo Disk. You will learn how to read “pattern,” warp (thread) your Kumihimo Disk, and plan a project.

 

Printmaking 101

Ron Garrett

Monday, 1:30-4:30 pm | May 11th RAW21.1b1    Tuition: $50 each

 

Printmaking by Ron Garrett

Printmaking by Ron Garrett

 

Students will create monotypes (painterly prints) and collagraphs (relief). Learn how to use a printing press to reproduce art prints. Everyone will discover secrets behind processes that great artists have used and that contemporary artists continue to explore.

 

Order in Chaos
Nune Astrayan

Tuesday, 1:30-4:30 pm | May 12th PW3.2a1    Tuition: $45 each

Order in Chaos by Nune

Order in Chaos by Nune Astrayan

 

Develop and finish your artwork in any media. In this workshop you will have a fun, free, and intuitive process of beginning your artwork in “chaos” with color, texture, pattern, and mark making and then bring “order.”

 

 

Collage & Color
Leslie Albert

Thursday, 1:30-4:30 am | May 14th RAW5.4b  Tuition: $50

 

Collage and Color with Leslie

Collage and Color with Leslie Albert

 

Exploring the medium of collage as an art form of experimentation, flexibility, and personal language. Found objects and images, transparent and textured papers, photo transfer, block printing, paper weaving, and other experimental techniques are encouraged. Transparent and opaque color relationships are discussed as well as the use of abstract and representational imagery.

 

 

The Art of Chinese Brush Painting
Susan Wilders

Saturday, 9:30 am-12:30 pm | May 16th PW35.6a1   Tuition: $50

 

 

Chinese Brush painting

Chinese Brush painting with Susan Wilders

In this accelerated workshop you will learn the basic elements of Chinese Brush Painting and some of the master stroke techniques such as the flower, bird, and landscape. You can experiment with line and elaborate style on Chinese paper and on silk.

 

 

iPhoneography: Exploring Photography with a Cell Phone

Robert Swinson

 

Monday, 9:30 am – 1:30 pm | May 18th   RAW6.1a  Tuition: $55

Iphoneography with Robert Swinson

Iphoneography with Robert Swinson

 

 

Not just for Apple iPhone, but also iPads and Android devices, this 3-hour workshop will cover the how-to’s of capturing, editing, and sharing photographs using the handiest of cameras, our cell phones. The class includes provided handouts and covers a variety of apps from the basics provided with your phone to many of the optional camera editing and sharing options available. Students should bring to class their camera equipped smart phone or tablet device with a charged battery and eagerness to learn this exciting new genre of photography.

 

 

FOUR WEEK CLASSES

 

*NEW*  Free-form Peyote Jewelry
Pamela Trevisan

 

Tuesday, 6:00 pm – 9:00 pm 69.2c
Session 5: April 28 – May 19 & May 26-June 16
Tuition $160 per 4-week session | Lab fee: $40

 

 

 

Peyote Jewelry with

Peyote Jewelry with Pamela Trevisan

 

 

Free-form peyote is a blend of stitches and beading techniques with no rules! We will learn to incorporate different bead weaving stitches beyond peyote such as netting and herringbone to create one of a kind jewelry pieces. Beads and found objects of different sizes and shapes will be incorporated. I love seashells so, bring along your special found objects and let’s get creative! While the studio will supply some equipment, please see the material list provided by registration for more information.

 

Contemporary Constructions:

Fabrication Techniques in Jewelry

Betsy Lewis

 

Wednesdays, 6:00 pm – 9:00 pm 15S-J24.5b
Fridays, 9:30 am- 12:30 pm 15S-J24.5b
Tuition $160 | Lab Fees: $ 32.00

Contemporary Jewelry with Betsy Lewis

Contemporary Jewelry with Betsy Lewis

The goal of this class is to carry out a variety of experiments to enhance the creative design process. Forms of jewelry that will be examined during this class are rings, pendants, and brooches. Through techniques such as metal carving, surface manipulation, sheet and wire construction, and cold connections, students will learn alternative approaches to building wearable adornment. This class requires basic sawing, filing, and soldering

 

Bead Embroidery
Pamela Trevisan

Thursdays, 9:30 am – 12:30 pm |  $160 | Lab Fee $40

 

 

Bead Embroidery Bracelet with Pamela Trevisan

Bead Embroidery Bracelet with Pamela Trevisan

 

 

Learn how to create stunning jewelry using bead embroidery techniques. We will learn different ways to sew beads onto fabric and how to bezel set a cabochon using a peyote stitch. We will also learn to make a template and choose a color wave for our designs. It’s like painting with beads!

 

 

YOUTH

 

COLLEGE PREP

*NEW* Beginning Portfolio Development for High School Students: Rising Freshmen and Sophomores
Liza Niles, Director of Education

Monday-Thursday, June 22nd-25th    5pm-7pm    Tuition: $150

Portfolio Prep Class

Portfolio Prep Class

 

For the first time the Armory is offering a 5 day intensive workshop for high school students who plan to study art in higher education and who want to begin to develop a portfolio. We will explore different styles in art and artists to further develop your own identity as an artist. You will learn how to present yourself and your work in digital format in preparation for pre-college summer school, school assignments and college applications. There will be homework, individual/group critiques and lots of creative thinking!

 

 

MIDDLE SCHOOL PREP

*NEW* Communication Arts Intensive Workshop
Mark Fetterly

Monday-Friday, June 8th-12th | 5 pm-6:30 pm  Tuition: $75

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Communication Arts

Don’t just report the news—be the news! Emphasis will be on presentation of audition components, as well as participation in a timed creative writing prompt and mock interview. This course offers all the tools to get you most prepared for the Middle School Communications audition. This includes reading from a teleprompter like a professional news reporter, preparing an ad for a magazine, using images, and writing a creative story within 15 minutes.

 

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

BYOC (Bring Your Own Chair) Artist Lecture Series Kick Off and Custom Framing At OSGS

As we approach Summer, OSGS will be starting their popular BYOC (Bring Your Own Chair) Artist Lecture Series for the 3rd round!  The Rickie Report urges readers ( art lovers and artists alike) to stop by.  OSGS will run the first lecture  in conjunction with the Second Saturday Northwood Village ArtWalks.  Mark your calendars for Saturday, May 9th to meet Del Foxton, a phenomenally creative artist who makes her own paper from what you and I throw away!  Read the details here, mark your calendars and don’t forget your chairs!  We also remind you that OSGS offers custom framing and we share a Groupon deal with you.

 

 

 

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500 Northwood Road   W.Palm Beach, FL

561-833-2223

 

 

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Saturday, May 9th is OSGS’ first BYOC Artist Lecture of 2015 and will feature Del Foxton.  The public is invited to BYOC (Bring Your Own Chair) and meet Del as she talks about the process of creating her unusual and innovative paper art.  The event takes place at 7:30, following the 6 pm guided Second Saturday Northwood ArtWalk through Northwood Village.  Future BYOC Artist Lectures will take place on June 13th, July 11th, and August 8th.  These Events are Free and Open to the Public.  For information ab out the ArtWalk, please visit: www.NorthwoodArtWalk.com

 

 

Unique Paper Art by Del Foxton

Unique Paper Art by Del Foxton

 

Del Foxton tells The Rickie Report, “Circa 105 AD the Chinese invented an awesome process to make paper. More than 2000 years later, I follow a similar process to create my fine art. My Artistry in Handmade Paper began with my belief in the saying that if you are not part of the solution, you are part of the problem!”

 

 

Del Foxton standing beneath her art installation

Del Foxton standing beneath her art installation in the Bahamas

Del explains, “When having to take our own garbage to the local dump, I saw the opportunity to use our paper discards to create environmentally friendly artworks. Environmental responsibility together with a limited recycling program in our area prompted the obsession to up cycle paper and garden castoffs into artistic creations.”

 

 

 

Handmade paper Wall art by Del Foxton

Handmade paper Wall art by Del Foxton

Founded in 2005 and located on Grand Bahama Island, Adagio Art Gallery & Studio is where Del creates and exhibits her collection of handmade paper artworks using local vegetation and the discards of our consumeristic society as her main resource.

 

Handmade Paper Wall Art made by Del Foxton

Handmade Paper Wall Art made by Del Foxton

Del says, “The opportunity to honor our environment while indulging my passion of hand paper making pleases me. I believe that many establishments, homes and businesses who have already addressed environmental issues, may also want to consider extending their programs to the artistry hanging on their walls.”

 

 

Del Foxton at Adagio Studio on Grand Bahama Island

Del Foxton at Adagio Studio on Grand Bahama Island

If you are a home owner, a business owner or an art gallery interested in a totally unique, environmentally conscious look for your premises, Del would be pleased to discuss your needs with. She offers individually designed, custom artworks for your particular space.  For more information please visit: www.delfoxton.com

 

C U S T O M  F R A M I N G

 

Custom Framing by OSGS

Custom Framing by OSGS

 

 

 

OSGS Custom Framing serves all of Palm Beach County and provides friendly and timely service. OSGS uses archival materials for every framing order and always provides clients with framing options that range from moulding types, matting options, U/V glass protection, and acid-free material to name a few. 

 

OSGS Offers Custom Framing and Matting in All Sizes

OSGS Offers Custom Framing and Matting in All Sizes

 

Framing quotes are always free while we do our best to fit your budget. For more information about our framing services please call the gallery during business hours and ask to speak with Jonathon (561-833-2223, Tuesday to Saturday 10am-4pm).
Or visit our website at: http://osgsart.com/about-osgs-art-framing

 

 

OSGS offers ongoing specials on bulk orders, repeat customers, and often times coupon advantages like Groupon:
http://www.groupon.com/deals/osgs-ortiz-smykla-gallery-studio

 

For more information about the current exhibit, BYOC, showing your artwork at OSGS or Custom Framing, please contact:

Evelyn Ortiz Smykla & Jonathon Ortiz-Smykla

OSGS Ortiz-Smykla|Gallery-Studio
561-833-2223       OSGSart@hotmail.com
www.OSGSart.com
Find us on Facebook at http://www.facebook.com/OSGSart

 

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Rickie Leiter, Publisher

The Rickie Report

P.O.Box 33423

Palm Beach Gardens, FL 33420

Rickie@therickiereport.com

561-537-0291

ARTNADO Announces First “Director’s Discretion” Exhibitor, Laurietta Oakleaf Of Wellington, FL And Reminds Artists There Is Still Time To Apply

The ARTNADO Art Fair was conceived with the ultimate goal of helping artists showcase their work and themselves. This indoor event will take place at the South Florida Fairgrounds Expo Center on November 14th and 15th, 2015.  With double the normal exhibition space and the lowest price per square foot, Director, Jack Busa, has furthered the attempt to include artists who have financial and physical limitations through “The Director’s Discretion” category.    Please note that Artnado is sponsored by Artistic Synergy, not to be confused with Art Synergy. The Rickie Report is humbled to share the artwork of Laurietta Oakleaf, the first to achieve this honor.  We know you will be inspired by her artistry and story.

 

 

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Jack Busa tells The Rickie Report, ” The first “Director’s Discretion” space has been awarded to Laurietta Oakleaf of Wellington, FL.  We are honored to help Laurietta exhibit her artwork, not only for her artistry itself, but for how she exemplifies hope and courage.  We met her at ArtiGras, 2015, at the “Emerging Artists” area.”

 

 

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“….Learn to live life minute by minute, to take every
opportunity that you are given as a blessing, and reach
for your dreams…” Laurietta Oakleaf

 

 

 

"Crazy Friesian" Charcoal by Laurietta Oakleaf

“Crazy Friesian” Charcoal by Laurietta Oakleaf

 

Laurietta Oakleaf started riding horses when she was 13 years old.   She tells us, ” I have been drawing for over 25 years with no professional training. I have recently decided to start trying to promote and sell my drawings in hopes of getting a gallery to show my artwork.”

 

 

"Working Service Dog" by Laurietta Oakleaf (Photo Courtesy Fine Art America)

“Working Service Dog” by Laurietta Oakleaf (Photo Courtesy Fine Art America)

 

 

She explains, ” I’ve suffered from epilepsy since I was 16 and developed Chronic Inflammatory Demylenating Polyneuropathy (AKA “CIDP”) in 2001. This disease started out as Guillian-Barre syndrome, knocking me down flat and giving me a wake-up call to slow down and enjoy life and my family/friends. I was completely paralyzed from the neck down for about a month and eventually got feeling back into my upper body, but was paralyzed from the hips down for 18 months. I eventually have been able to walk in leg braces, but I still have constant episodes and any one episode could put me back forever… but so far, I am walking and this is due to my riding and my horses! Most doctors have told me that I should not be walking or I would never walk again. I did surprise them because I believed that I would and never gave up!

 

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Laurietta Oakleaf (Photo Courtey of Laurettia’s Website)

 

 

 

“Years later, I was diagnosed with Mantle Cell Lymphoma stage IV on the day that my grandfather died of Pancreatic Cancer. That was hard but I remembered how HARD my grandfather fought and he was someone that I looked up to. I now see that he is my angel and has been helping me fight and giving me strength on a daily basis. The lymphoma was a shock and led me to realize that life is good and to treasure everyone that has ever touched your life or been in it. When people hear the word, CANCER, they immediately think death. I came to realize that my two horses gave me a strength and helped to keep me here. Today, I am still fighting the pain from the cancer. I guess the fight will never go away, but I have found a strength within myself that I never knew I had.”

 

 

Drawing by Laurietta Oakleaf

Drawing by Laurietta Oakleaf

 

Laurietta has been training in Florida since 2011, when she moved here, so she could take her training seriously. Unfortunately, in October this year she had another GBS/CIDP Attack and was hospitalized for months. “I had to start rehab because of how hard it hit me this time and how hard it hit my legs. I finally was just about ready to come home when in January, I ended back in the hospital for surgery and was there for another month. Currently I am trying to get back to riding Nikki and working on my tests for this year’s events.  Since 2008, I have shown in many international competitions around the world for disabled equestrian dressage riders.”

 

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Quimerico (Photo Courtesy of Mary White)

 

Laurietta explains, ” I hope you realize after reading this, that I want to touch ONE person and inspire MANY people to get out and live their dreams!  Dreams are hard to come by and so many people give up on them… my goal is to qualify for the 2016 Paralympics. Through hard work and determination, I made the selection trials for 2014 WEG last year. Unfortunately, due to complications, financial problems, and my illnesses last year, we just could not make the selection trials to try for the World Equestrian Games, so I decided to hold off and keep training and work for this year.”

 

 

"Fairy With Flute" by Laurietta Oakleaf

“Fairy With Flute” by Laurietta Oakleaf

 

“Paraequestrian dressage is dressage for the disabled, but we ride and train the same as any athlete, except we get to carry a card for dispensations to help us ride. For example, I carry 2 whips in place of my legs because of the weakness here.” Selling her artwork will help Laurietta continue to support her riding and working toward the Olympics in 2016.

 

 

"I See You" by Laurietta Oakleaf

“I See You” by Laurietta Oakleaf

 

Laurietta looks forward to participating in several CPEDI competitions this year, including:  California in June 2015; Texas in October 2015; The Paraequestrian Nationals; Local Clinics; Winter Dressage Circuit USDF level in Wellington, FL; USDF Regionals for Level 1; Try out for the Friesian Breed Award; Attend IFSHA World Champions in Las Vegas.  She is looking for hotel sponsors or people who will give their hotel points for her to use.  She also looks forward to a European Tour next spring. All monetary donations go into the USPEA account in my name which is 501c(3). “This way whether I use this money for the CPEDI shows or for Europe, it is all monitored by the USPEA and donors know exactly where the money goes. Plus I keep yearly accounting of exactly where all my money goes so please do not ever hesitate to call and ask.”

 

Why should you help Laurettia?

 

“This is a hard question for me to answer. I believe that I would be a good representative for the USA Paralympic Team. By helping me you are also helping people around me, the people that believe in me, and the people that still need to find their strength. And I will be able to pass on your kindness to someone else. These goals that I have set are very expensive for my family and friends to keep supporting and I need your help.”

 

 

"Let Sleeping Dogs Lie" by Laurettia Oakleaf

“Let Sleeping Dogs Lie” by Laurettia Oakleaf

 

 

 

 

“My personal motto is “Live life to the fullest and live to every second that you are given. A disability is only a disability if you let it be, so if you take the “dis” out of disability, you have “ability” and this is what everyone needs to remember. That any dream is capable of achieving but you have to work and believe in it.”  Please consider joining me in my journey to these international shows and joining in my Parajourney with me.”

 

Please visit Laurettia’s website which will help you understand more about her at www.loakleaf.org .  See the show pictures, results, and videos of her stallion, Nikki  and her first para horse, a PRE Andalusian Stallion.  Laurietta is available to speak to individuals and organizations.  See her  artwork on her website or http://fineartamerica.com  AND Meet her in person at ARTNADO on November 14th and 15th at the South Florida Fairgrounds and Expo Center.

 

For more information about ARTNADO, please visit :    artisticsynergy.org

or apply at:
https://www.zapplication.org/event-info.php?ID=3937

Or Call  561-557-8741

 

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

Jean “Notewell” Gibson Williams Offers Unique Mother’s Day Gifts

Jean “Notewell” Gibson Williams recognizes that joy, anticipation, memories and wishes unfulfilled are all part of life.  The Rickie Report has written about Jeanne’s wide variety of creative endeavors, entrepreneurial aspirations, speaking engagements and beloved book about Naliyah Nana’s lil Angel.  In anticipation of Mother’s Day, here are some images and ideas for YOU to share with others or just for yourself!

 

 

 

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Jean “Notewell” Gibson Williams

NeWine03@aol.com

 

 

Jean offers embellished gifts, affordable original photography from around the world, and her limited Exclusively by Jeannie (c) Handbag Line.

 

 

Handmade Purse by Jeanne Williams

Handmade Purse by Jeanne Williams

 

 

When Jean says, “My direction has a purpose”, you can feel her creative energy and you want to be part of it!  Recently, she was guest speaker at the Universal Preservation Hall in Saratoga Springs, NY.  For her, it was a special privilege, as the granddaughter of the late Founder/Pastor Frank Gibson of Universal (Baptist Church) Preservation Hall, the Cultural Hub of Saratoga Springs, NY.  Jean spreads her love of life and all things creative wherever she goes!

 

 

 

 

Glittery Pens!

Individualized Glittery Pens!

 

Jean was a triumphant invited participant in Boston’s Fashion Week!

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Jean Williams' "Bespoke Parfum"

Jean Williams’ “Parfum”

 

 

 

Unusual Purses and Jewelry

Unusual Purses and Jewelry

 

 

Jean continues to travel nationally, speaking and signing her heartfelt book, “A Little More Cream and Sugar” featuring Naliyah, Nana’s Angel.

 

 

 

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Jean tells The Rickie Report, “Naliyah has gotten her little wings and the message of hope, courage and inspiration are continuing to touch everyone’s hearts, as they read “A Little More Cream and Sugar”. We send a heartfelt thank you to everyone for the love extended unto us. The Lovelikeliyah10 Foundation events will be forthcoming.”

 

"Veil of Judgement" Original Photography by Jean Williams

“Veil of Judgement” Original Photography by Jean Williams

 

Pick up the moving saga of a multi-talented ten year old, “A Lil More Cream & Sugar” featuring Naliyah, Nana’s lil Angel @Amazon, Barned & Noble, You Tube, PRWeb, aired @BRVO, ENT, TRU TV, MSNBC. Purchase: Exclusive By Jeannie (c) Accessories @It’zzz..Time,  “Nothing”(R) Parfum but the Best to you! 

 

Contact Jean at:   NeWine03@aol.com

 

 

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Rickie Leiter, Publisher

The Rickie Report

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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

 

 

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Rickie Leiter, Publisher

The Rickie Report

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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

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Palm Beach Gardens, FL 33420

Rickie@therickiereport.com

561-537-0291