Zammy Migdal & Gudrun Kemsa of Lausberg Contemporary at Armory Art Center

The Armory Art Center will be hosting an opening reception for Zammy Migdal and Gudrun Kemsa on October 24th.  These distinguished artists work in very different media but share an interest in movement as a metaphor, for the deeper meanings found behind surface and appearance.  In addition, on Wednesday, October 29th, Zammy Migdal will offer an Artist Gallery Talk. The Rickie Report recommends this extraordinary exhibition: “Evocative Juxtapositions Between Two International Artists” and opportunity to meet the artists. Be sure to mark both dates in your calendar.

 

 

 

 

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Opening Reception

 

Friday,  October 24, 2014       6-8 pm

Armory Art Center

Zammy Migdal- East Gallery | Gudrun Kemsa- Greenfield Gallery

 

EXHIBITIONS ARE FREE AND OPEN TO THE PUBLIC

 

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

These two shows will run from October 25th until December 6th, 2014.

 1700 parker avenue           West Palm Beach, FL  33401

 (561) 832-1776

 

 

 

Artist Gallery Talk and Lecture:  

Zammy Migdal

 

 

Wednesday, October 29th

6:30 – 8:00 pm

Tel Aviv born artist Zammy Migdal will talk informally about his transformative metal sculptures installed in the East Gallery and in the Morris and Rose Kraft Sculpture Garden. The artist will also give a lecture in our Library. Join us for this unique opportunity to talk with the artist, learn more about his work and enjoy some wine over good conversation.

 

 

 

 

Israeli artist Zammy Migdal and German artist Gudrun Kemsa work in very different media but share an interest in movement as a metaphor for the deeper meanings found behind surface and appearance. The Armory Art Center will be hosting an opening reception for these distinguished artists on October 24th, from 6:00 to 8:00 pm. The public is welcome.

 

 

 

Zammy Migdal Sculpture

Zammy Migdal Sculpture

 

 

 

❖ Zammy Migdal, a native of Tel Aviv, Israel, has created a language in metal that transforms spaces and walls into shapes, colors and shadows. In his work, energy flows to form clarity, definition, and purpose. He shapes metal into forms, but it is the emptiness inside the forms that holds the shadows. While some of his very architectural work is firmly grounded on Earth, other work has its origins in his interest to suspend objects against gravity. Such work is created by the relationships among metal foregrounds, attaching pins, spaces, light and shadows, in which hard metal resembles ribbons that flow and twist in the wind.

 

 

 

Zammy Migdal is also showing large polychrome steel sculptures from
October 25, 2014-April 30, 2015- Morris and Rose Kraft Sculpture Gardens

 

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"Las Vegas Freeway" by Gudrun Kemsa

“Las Vegas Freeway” by Gudrun Kemsa

 

 

 

 

 

 

❖ Gudrun Kemsa’s photographic works and Video Installations are depictions of space, time and movement. Her eye is focused on urban space where she documents the course of events in streets and in open public places. Her video installations are designed as large projections for indoor or outdoor spaces. In their actions and timelines, they lead the viewer to experiences of space and time. Since 2002, Kemsa has been producing video works in analogy to human vision, this is done in constant motion. Her indoor video installations at the Armory will range from works done in the Ruhr valley of her native Germany to works produced in China and the US.

 

 

About the Armory Art Center:

 

 

The mission of the Armory Art center is to inspire the creation and experience of art. Its vision is to be recognized as providing a premier art center for both creating and viewing art. The Armory is a high-quality visual art school 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.

 

 

 

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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

Pen Women Present “Eclectic Collections” Art Exhibit Oct. 18-Nov. 10

Don’t miss “Eclectic Collections” by the Boca Raton Branch of National League of American Pen Women!  This exhibit will showcase a diverse mix of award winning artwork created by NLAPW members. There is an opening Reception on October 17th to which the public is invited.  The Rickie Report shares a sneak peek and the details about this exhibition. 

 

 

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BOCA RATON BRANCH

National League of American Pen Women

 presents

“ECLECTIC  COLLECTIONS”

Opening Reception ~ Friday, October 17 ~ 6 to 8 pm 

 

Exhibit continues :

Saturday, October 18 – Monday, November 10, 2014

ARMORY ART CENTER

 

  Montgomery Hall

1700 Parker Avenue           West Palm Beach

 

 

The Armory Art Center exhibit will feature the talented artistic accomplishments of the Boca Raton Branch NLAPW members. You’ll view art in most every form and medium – Oils, Watercolors, Acrylics, Collage, China painting. Fabulous life-like figures and portraits painted in the Renaissance style, Contemporary, Abstract, Realism, handcrafted Jewelry and elegant hand-painted Victorian Porcelain. 

 

 

 

Art Co-Chairs, Roberta Melman and Joni Sack are eager to share the names of the Pen Women involved in this exhibit:  Roberta Melman, Joni Sack, Bea Doone Merena, Prudence Carrico, Edythe Garber, Rhoda Hollander, Carole Kaufman, Myra Levick, Cora Lee Palma-Hayden, Mimi Paris, Karen Rose and Pat Wilson.

 

 

 

 

Joni Sack

Painting by Joni Sack

 

The public is invited to the Opening Reception on Saturday, October 18th from 6 – 8 pm.  The Exhibition continues through  Monday, November 10, 2014.  The Armory Art Center is located at 1700 Parker Avenue in W.Palm Beach.  The exhibit takes place in Montgomery Hall.

 

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Painting by Roberta Melman

 

The Boca Raton Branch of the National League of American Pen Women is a prestigious organization of professional women in the Arts – Published Writers, Authors, Poets, Musical Composers and Award winning Artists. 

 

Joni Sack

Painting by Joni Sack

 

 

The National League of American Pen Women’s corporate headquarters is based in Washington, D.C. in an historic building, once the residence of Robert Todd Lincoln, son of President Abraham and Mary Todd Lincoln.   The Boca Raton branch of the National League of American Pen Women boasts the largest membership in the United States. Their intention is the promotion of talented women in the Arts – Art, Literature, Music.

 

 

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Painting by Roberta Melman

 

 

 

Discover more about this prestigious organization of professional women in the Arts

by visiting these websites:

 www.bocapenwomen.org             www.NLAPW.org

 

About the Armory Art Center: The mission of the Armory Art center is to inspire the creation and experience of art. Its vision is to be recognized as providing a premier art center for both creating and viewing art. The Armory is a high-quality visual art school 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.

 

 

 

 

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The Rickie Report

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Palm Beach Gardens, FL 33420

Rickie@therickiereport.com

561-537-0291

 

“Star Spangled Heroes” Honors Veterans at Mandel Public Library of West Palm Beach

The West Palm Beach Library Foundation will recognize veterans residing in Palm Beach County  for their exemplary service in the US military or following their time in the service.  A special  photo display which will be part of an exhibition entitled “Star Spangled Heroes”.   The Rickie Report was pleased to be part of the “call for involvement”  last year and is ready to share the details of the completed exhibit here.

 

 

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411 Clematis Street     W. Palm Beach, FL

 

 

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For more information please call 561-822-9972

 

 

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561-537-0291

Call to Artists for “Artnado”- A Juried Art Show at the South Florida Fairgrounds Expo Center

The result of Jack Busa caring about art and listening to artists is a new juried art show in our area, which is partnering with the League for the Education of the Arts in Florida (LEAF).  “Artnado” will take place at the South Florida Fairgrounds, featuring 2D and 3D creations November 8th and 9th, 2014.  This indoor show has a lot to offer to artists and art patrons alike.  Using high-technology, patrons will be able to see participating artists’ work in situ as well as in their exhibition areas.  Artists are highly encouraged to demonstrate their techniques, to further inform the art loving public.  The Rickie Report applauds this trend, believing that better informed art lovers become more enthusiastic art patrons.  Artnado also includes an Art Contest for all Palm Beach County middle school students.  Half of the proceeds from the profit of ticket sales will be awarded to art programs in the local schools. We want to point out that there is no connection between the presenting organization, Artistic Synergy and Art Synergy (ARTWEEK at Art Palm Beach).  The Rickie Report shares this Call to Artists and looks forward to hearing when you get accepted!  

 

 

 

 

Artnado

 

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A Juried Art Show

Sponsored by

Artistic Synergy

in Cooperation with 

 

November 8 and 9, 2014

South Florida Fairgrounds Expo Center

Highlights of Artnado for Exhibitors:

 

  • Indoor show
  • Allotted space is 10′ x  20′  (artists are ENCOURAGED to show a work in process or be working on a creation during the event)

Sheree Blum’s Glasswork Goes World-Wide

Sheree Blum started selling her unique fused glass plates at the Green Market in Wellington only a few short years ago. She used that experience to learn more about marketing and selling her work.  Anthropologie’s order of over 4,000 plates sold in the US and the UK is history.  Recently showcased in People Magazine and Epicurious Magazine, Sheree has a lot of information to share with other artists.  Watch for her new line of cake stands for the 2014 Holiday Season in Anthropologie!  The Rickie Report presents this Feature Article and interview with Sheree Blum of Kicking Glass.

 

 

 

Sheree Blum

of

Kicking Glass

 

 

Cobalt Blue Bon Bon Stand by Sheree Blum

Cobalt Blue Bon Bon Stand by Sheree Blum

 

 

 

TRR: How did your childhood influence your interest in art?

SB:

 

I grew up in a rural area of New York State, near the Pennsylvania border and am the oldest of 6 children.  My father showed his gifted artistry through his masonry work and my mother was busy with art projects, like ceramics, on a regular basis.  At that time in the US educational system, art played a very large part not only in the classroom, but in our community.  You at least had to try something, whether you liked it or not!

 

I enjoyed those activities but moved on to married life at 18 and then started a family.  Being a mother to my three children was my priority until I went to college at age 27.  I was lucky to attend Jamestown Community College and then St. Bonaventure University, where they provided a nurturing day care setting while I had my classes.  I graduated with a degree in Elementary Education.  In 1990, I moved with my children to Wellington, FL. and starting working in Belle Glade.  I decided to get my Masters degree in Special Education at FAU and worked in the Pahokee Elementary School in Special Education.  I also worked within the school setting of the Dept. of Juvenile Justice, with a focus on academics. I retired just two years ago.

 

Sheree Blum Begins Creating a Glass Plate

Sheree Blum Begins Creating Glass Plates

 

TRR:  How did that lead you to a career in art and specifically glass?

SB:

 

I always used art projects to teach and enhance the learning environment.  I found it helped keep my students’ attention and increase their interest in education.  During my teaching career, I  met the owners of Lee Glass Art, Wayne Taylor and Sheldon Bickford in Mt. Dora Florida.   Always fascinated by color, I convinced them to let me apprentice!  I went to Winter Harbor, Maine during my summer breaks to train in their method.

 

 

If I were a wealthy person, I always said I would own a million dishes!  I love the blending of science, experimentation and art when I work with glass.  And now that I had a lot of dishes, I decided to practice my salesmanship by being a vendor at the Wellington Green Market!

 

Epicurious Magazine's article about Sheree Blum's Glass

Epicurious Magazine’s article about Sheree Blum’s Glass

 

 

 That is when a buyer from Anthropologie  saw my work.  He bought some pieces, but I had no idea who he was until several months later when I received a call from their tabletop buyer. The lady that was with him did whisper in my ear that this was my lucky day, but I had no idea what this meant.  I learned a lot!  About pricing, figuring out my timing, how to box and ship everything safely. 4,000 dishes were sold throughout the US and United Kingdom in a few months!

 

 

I applied and was accepted to be part of Howard Alan’s Crafts Shows and was able to continue making new pieces, experimenting with new techniques and selling to the public.  At this time, I am a resident artist at Art on Park Gallery, the home of the Artists of Palm Beach County; OSGS in Northwood (West Palm Beach) and Kolbo Gallery of Judaica in Brookline, MA.  I enjoy making apple and honey plates for Rosh Hashanah and Seder Plates for Passover for their catalogue.  In addition, the Iriquois Hotel on Mackinaw Island ordered special dishes they use for service and also sell in their gift shop.

 

 

People Magazine's article about Sheree Blum's Glass

People Magazine’s article about Sheree Blum’s Glass available at Anthropologie

 

 

It’s been a real treat for me to see my creations highlighted by being mentioned and shown in Jennie Garth’s Tabletop Decor column, People Magazine (April 14, 2014) and a full page presentation in Epicurious Magazine’s Spring/Summer,2014 (page 52)!  I just found out that my dishes are now listed with Replacements,Ltd. as well!

 

 

 

Blues and Greens by Sheree Blum

Blues and Greens by Sheree Blum

TRR:  What are your favorite as well as challenging moments?

SB:

 

There is nothing like the excitement I feel when I am creating!  And I love meeting the people at the shows, knowing I am sending my creations out to new homes where they will be appreciated. The most challenging part of being a full time professional artist is marketing and selling one’s work.  But you have to do it in order to keep creating!

 

 

 

Wild Rose Bud Bowl by Sheree Blum

Wild Rose Bud Bowl by Sheree Blum

TRR:  Do you have any helpful hints for emerging artists?

SB:

 

Be brave!  Have a business plan – do your math.  Don’t just jump off the building without Plan A, Plan B and maybe even Plan C!  Don’t hesitate to take risks.  Be professional in your demeanor and behavior at all times.  Do your homework – how many dishes fit into the box safely?  Where do you get the boxes?  Don’t forget the paper slips in between each dish.  Everything you use counts, is necessary and adds to your price.  Consider your price ranges and whether you want to sell retail, wholesale or both.  Be consistent and ask for what your artwork is worth!  I hope that other artists also consider helping the community by making some donations.  I recently sent seven sets of dishes to families who lost everything from tornado damage in MS.

 

 

Shell Dish by Sheree Blum

Shell Dish by Sheree Blum

 

TRR:   What story does your art tell?

SB:

 

I bring bright color into people’s everyday world.  It may not seem important in the grand scheme of things, but I hope that these dishes will conjure up happy memories and become family heirlooms.  This is a quieter voice than the one I used when I was teaching, but I believe it is the same message.  Ordinary objects can imbue happiness.

 

 

Flowers by Sheree Blum

Black Flowers by Sheree Blum

TRR:  Please take us from the beginning of an  idea to a finished piece of work.

SB:

 

 

I usually start with a big idea.  For example, I wanted to create some glass pieces with an ocean feel and incorporate coral reefs.  I find designs that meet the criterion – they could come from a piece of fabric, a photo or other objects.  My idea begins to solidify.  Then I decide on colors and move forward with a prototype to test out my theory.  Does it meet my standards?  If not, it becomes a salad dish at my house.  If it does, I make more!   Sometimes the need to meet the requirements of the marketplace influence my work – otherwise I wouldn’t have a thriving business!  And then, there are pieces I just feel I have to try…to meet my own needs.

 

Cobalt Blues and Other Plates by Sheree Blum

Cobalt Blues and Other Plates by Sheree Blum

 

 

TRR:   How do you maintain your level of creativity?

SB:

 

I let my mine wander.  I dabble in watercolors and enjoy playing Scrabble.

 

 

 

"Sea Glass" Colors by Sheree Blum

“Sea Glass” Colors by Sheree Blum

TRR:  How do you define success?

SB:

 

Success has nothing to do with money!  You are successful if you are happy and satisfied at the end of the day.

 

 

 

 

 

Wild Rose Plate by Sheree Blum

Wild Rose Plate by Sheree Blum

 

For more information about Sheree Blum’s glasswork please visit:

www.kickingglassbysheree.com

Her work is currently located at Artists of Palm Beach County’s Art on Park Gallery ( Lake Park,FL), OSGS in Northwood (W.Palm Beach, FL), Kolbo Gallery (Brookline, MA) and Iriquois Hotel (Mackinaw Island). Sheree is available for special orders and commissions.

 

 

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

New Exhibit at Palm Beach International Airport: Did You Know Art is For Sale?

There will be a PUBLIC RECEPTION to honor artists whose work has been chosen for exhibit at the Palm Beach International Airport.  “Art in Public Places”  gives local artists an opportunity for their artistry to be seen by travelers, employees and greeters.  What a fabulous way to welcome people to Palm Beach County!  The Rickie Report urges you to slow down and take a look as you walk through the airport.  On September 17th, the public is invited to view notable works of photography, painting and mixed media by twenty of Palm Beach County’s finest emerging and professional artists.  This is a unique and FREE opportunity to interact with the artists while they share stories about their works and cultural inspirations.  More details and a sneak peek are in this article and remember – Art at the Airport is for sale!

 

 

 

Palm Beach County’s

Art in Public Places

 

Invites You To

 

Meet the Artists

 

Wednesday, September 17th

 

5:30 – 7 pm

 

Palm Beach International Airport

Level 2

 

 

 The exhibition runs through October 8th

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Priscilla A. Taylor, Mayor and Paulette Burdick, Vice Mayor join the Palm Beach County Board of County Commissioners  Hal R. Valeche, Shelley Vana,  Steven L. Abrams, Mary Lou Berger, Jess R. Santamaria and County Administrator Robert Weisman, P.E. in congratulating all of the exhibiting artists.

 

 

 

Nancy Brown

Nancy Brown’s “Horsemen in Inner Mongolia”

 

After a life-changing trip to China in 2005 Boca Raton photographer Nancy Brown focused her lens on the country and its people. “Horsemen in Inner Mongolia” emerges from Brown’s desire to share her love of China with the local community. 

 

 

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Frank Navarrete’s, “Determination in Adversity”

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On September 17, from 5:30-7:00pm the public is invited to view notable works of photography, painting and mixed media by twenty of Palm Beach County’s finest emerging and professional artists.  This is a unique opportunity to interact with the artists while they share stories about their works and cultural inspirations. 

 

 

Kianga Jinaki's

Kianga Jinaki’s “Adowa”

 

 

Reflecting an appreciation of her heritage, West Palm Beach resident Kianga Jinaki incorporates African textiles, beads, bones, artifacts, and song verse into her work. Jinaki brings African art and cultural influences to the Palm Beach International Airport with her quilt entitled “Adowa.”

 

 

Craig McInnis' "BABA"

Craig McInnis’ “BABA”

 

Featured artists include:

 

Nancy Brown and Kandy Lopez from Boca Raton; David Bogia and Patricia Turo from Boynton Beach; Irwin Goldman and Brenda Gordon from Delray Beach; Rick Lewis from Jupiter; Armando Hernandez from Lantana; Frank Navarrete from Loxahatchee; Genie Fritchey, Jody Lane, and Betty Laur from Palm Beach Gardens; Cynthia Conley, Tracy Guiteau, Kianga Jinaki, Andrea Krausz, Craig McInnis, E.J. Morales, Ricardo Morales-Hendry, and Annie Yarensky-Seaberry from West Palm Beach.

 

 

For more information about  Art in Public Places and be placed on the list for upcoming exhibits, please contact:

 

Elayna Toby Singer,    Palm Beach County Art in Public Places
2633 Vista Parkway, West Palm Beach, FL 33411
Ph (561) 233-0235   Fax (561) 233-0206
http://www.pbcgov.com/fdo/ART       or      esinger@pbcgov.org

Conley's "Earl"

Cynthia Conley’s “Earl”

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

Rickie Leiter, Publisher

The Rickie Report

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Rickie@therickiereport.com

561-537-0291

OSGS + BYOC (Translation: Ortiz Smykla|Gallery Studio Presents Bring Your Own Chair Lecture Series)

Irene Jalowayski will be the Featured Artist for OSGS’s second BYOC (Bring Your Own Chair) lecture series.  From a glass hobbyist to an award-winning artist, Irene continues to learn and expand her repertoire in this fascinating medium.  Now is your chance to meet her, ask questions and see her newest creations right from the kiln!  Stay in the neighborhood and have a bite to eat after.  The Rickie Report already has our chairs ready to go!  For more details and a sneak peek, read this article.

 

 

 

 

 

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OSGS Gallery in Northwood

 Summer Lecture Series

BYOC* (Bring Your Own Chair)  free lectures

by Exhibiting Artists!

Meet Irene Jalowayski,

Glass Artist

Saturday, August 9th   7 pm

500 Northwood Road         W.Palm Beach, FL

 

 

 

Irene Jalowayski's Newest Glass Necklace and Earrings

Irene Jalowayski’s Newest Glass Necklace and Earrings

 

 

OSGS Gallery is keeping the summer hopping and the arts alive with their BYOC (Bring Your Own Chair) Lecture Series. OSGS Works of Art and Custom Framing (Ortiz-Smykla | Gallery-Studio) is located in the heart of Northwood Village.  This year OSGS brings you FREE lectures in conjunction with the FREE Northwood Village ArtWalk Gallery Tours on the 2nd Saturday of every month.

 

 

"What Were You Thinking?" by Irene Jalowayski

“What Were You Thinking?” by Irene Jalowayski

 

 

During these lectures each speaker will share their passion for the arts and their identity as an artist.  You’ll discover how each began their incredible artistic journey, their background, techniques, mentors, what drives and/or motivates them and where they see their work taking them into the future.  If you have not attended one of our lectures prior to now you are in for a fabulous treat and will, at the same time, learn something new in the process.

 

 

Christmas Plate by Irene Jalowatski

Christmas Plate by Irene Jalowatski

 

You do not have to be signed up for the Free ArtWalk tour to attend the Free Lecture.  Although it is encouraged to not miss out on the Free VIP Guided Tour through the many art spaces in Northwood Village.  If you wish to take the tour, please sign-up at http://www.northwoodartwalk.com/  The Lectures will begin at the end of the first ArtWalk tour, around 7pm.   There are many fabulous restaurants in the area with many of them offering live music, so plan to have a bite to eat or enjoy a glass of wine before or after the lecture.

 

 

Irene Jalowayski's Seder Plate

Irene Jalowayski’s Seder Plate

 

Irene Jalowayski  specializes in fused glass and silver jewelery including gorgeous pendants, earrings and bracelets.  New in her line is a series of bib necklaces made from cast glass beads with matching earrings.   Irene casts these beads from ground glass in specially made molds.  The glass is fired at about 1400 degrees.  
Cobalt blue glass beads and silver beads in Necklace and Earrings by Irene Jalowayski

Cobalt blue glass beads and silver beads in Necklace and Earrings by Irene Jalowayski

Irene’s pendants and cabochon earrings are also fused and are made with a lot of dichroic glass.  The dichroic glass gives her pieces a shine and sparkle that is enhanced by the silver findings that  are used to finish them.  Each piece of Irene’s is different and one of a kind.  They make for wonderful gifts or gorgeous additions to any lady’s jewelery wardrobe.

 

 

 

 

Dichroic Glass Candlesticks by Irene jalowayski

Dichroic Glass Candlesticks by Irene Jalowayski

 

 

Art runs in the veins of gallery curators Evelyn and Jonathon Ortiz-Smykla. OSGS, is the embodiment of their love of art, and for sharing the work of talented artists. On any given day, a visit to their gallery sends guests crossing paths with a variety of works in many mediums that include modern-art paintings, sculptures, and home wares. But the team also does their own creating inside the studio: custom framing is available with a large number of options for materials, glass, matting, and mounting. The gallery is located at 500 Northwood Road in West Palm Beach.

 

 

For more information about OSGS:  Visit  http://www.osgsart.com/

 

Previews of their work can be seen on the OSGS web site at www.OSGSart.com.

 

Evelyn Ortiz Smykla & Jonathon Ortiz-Smykla     OSGS Ortiz-Smykla|Gallery-Studio  p: 561-833-2223 OSGSart@hotmail.com      www.OSGSart.com

http://www.facebook.com/OSGSart

 

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

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561-537-0291

 

 

Skip Hartzell Finally Letting His Dogs Out at Paul Fisher Gallery

Lake Worth Artist Skip Hartzell Has Over 100 Dogs!  And he is letting his dogs out for the first time at the Paul Fisher Gallery on July 25th. Skip Hartzell’s Dogs are not your ordinary dogs. These dogs are figments of his artistic imagination and creative vision. Don’t look for portraits of your pooch or pictures of dogs playing cards because you’ll not find them.  20% of the proceeds from the sale of the artwork will be donated to Furry Friends Rescue, a local 501 (c)(3) no-kill dog rescue. Furry Friends will be on-site with some of their adorable real-life adoptable dogs. Dogs are invited to attend this event and Woofgang Bakery of Palm Beach will be there with special doggy treats!  The Rickie Report shares the details of this exhibit and a sneak peek! 

 

 

 

 

 Paul Fisher Gallery

Presents

Skip Hartzell’s Dogs

 

Opening Reception

Friday, July 25th

 6 – 9 pm

Exhibit continues through August 26th by Appointment

433 Flamingo Drive

W.Palm Beach, FL 33401

 

 

 

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Skip Hartzell will be presenting his work to the public for the first time at an opening reception at Paul Fisher Gallery on July 25,  2014, from 6:00pm to 9:00pm. The exhibition will be up through August 26 and can be seen by appointment by calling the gallery at (561) 832-5255. The gallery is located at 433 Flamingo Dr, West Palm Beach, FL 33401

 

 

20% of the proceeds from the sale of the artwork will be donated to Furry Friends Rescue, a local 501 (c)(3) no-kill dog rescue. Furry Friends will be on-site with some of their adorable real-life adoptable dogs. Dogs are invited to attend this event and Woofgang Bakery of Palm Beach will be there with special doggy treats!

 

"Doodles" by Skip Hartzell

“Doodles” by Skip Hartzell

 

 

When you walk into Skip Hartzell’s studio you are greeted by hundreds of dogs in all shapes, sizes, textures and colors. There are dogs on the wall that create an intriguing color field installation. There are medium size dogs standing or sitting and hanging all over the place. And his large dogs just ask to be hugged.

 

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“Fred” by Skip Hartzell

 

 

Skip’s work is entertaining, optimistic and captivating. There is something primitive yet sophisticated about his art. He is able to combine a unique artistic playfulness with a serious understanding of shape, color and texture. Working with a series of repeating personal dog images that is somewhat reminiscent of Jim Dine’s hearts, Skip prefers to emphasize the hands-on, gestural, and expressive nature of his work.

 

"Waiting" by Skip Hatrzell

“Waiting” by Skip Hatrzell

 

 

In addition to the sculptures, Skip creates large paintings and drawings that capture the essence of “dog”.  But don’t be fooled by the cuteness of this work. Just like real dogs, Skip’s dogs draw you in yet they are tethered by a thin leash, extending beyond the canvas to where?  All of his work is rich with intricacies of color and technique. His painterly expression captures each dog’s own personality with beautiful textures, line and brush strokes using mixed media to bring each dog to life.

 

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“Patiently” by Skip Hartzell

 

 

Skip states, “I believe that the secret to making good art is to empty your head of all assumptions, preconceived thoughts and ideas, then simply open yourself to all possibilities and let the magic flow through you.  Inspiration comes about through perspiration and it is better to be prolific than to try to be perfect. Although I love dogs, my work is about form, movement, color, texture and mostly about personal painterly expression.”

 

 

 

You can preview some of Skip’s work at www.skiphartzell.com.

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Mandel Public Library of West Palm Beach Offers Learning, Fun, Resources for Everyone

The Rickie Report is proud to share the details of only SOME of the MANY programs, activities and resources of the Mandel Public Library of West Palm Beach. So many children rely on the breakfast and lunch meals provided at their schools.  What happens during the summer when they cannot get to the school?   Stop by the Mandel Public Library to see. Good friends, Janet and Bob Nakushian, introduced us to this “community learning center” par excellence.  We share their Challenge as well as some varied programs available to everyone.  The Rickie Report hopes you will share this article with others.  We’re happy to share some GOOD news!  Spread the word!

 

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Mandel Public Library of West Palm Beach

        411 Clematis Street

        West Palm Beach, FL

 561-868-7701

  www.mycitylibrary.org

 

 

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Dog Tales ( from the Dog’s Owner)

 

Molly and I love being involved in the Dog Tales Program.  We have seen very shy children come out of their shells when reading to her.  Many of the children are repeat customers.  They love reading to Molly and they love choosing the books that they get to take home as part of the program.  You would think that we are giving them gold.  I love that we are encouraging them to read at home and to build their own small libraries. This is such a worthwhile program and we are proud to be a part of it.     ~  Kerry, volunteer and owner of Molly, a mixed breed rescue dog

 

 

 

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What does the Library Mean to You?

 

“The library is a valuable service for my entire family.  We attend children’s programs, check-out free movies and books and attend the yoga classes.  The best value in the community!”

 

 

 

“The children’s programs; summer academy, Dog Tales, story time,puppet show, movies, and homework help have been extremely helpful for my child who is struggling with learning to read.  The eBooks are a benefit I enjoy and use heavily during my long morning TriRail commute.  The library is a relaxing oasis in a busy world.”

 

 

$25,000 Nakushian Youth Services Challenge

 

Janet and Bob Nakushian created the NAKUSHIAN YOUTH SERVICES CHALLENGE with a gift of $25,000. They made this “challenge gift” to encourage others who care about the Library to provide support for the greatly needed and valued youth programs and services. From May through September, the Foundation is asking YOU to help meet their challenge. Your donation, along with the generosity of the Nakushians, will support youth programs at the Mandel Public Library of West Palm Beach. 

 

We have raised $10,550 so far
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Can Janet, Bob and The Library 
Be Able To Count On YOU to raise $25,000 or more?
To donate, go online to www.WPBLF.org/challenge
Make your check payable to WPBLF 411 Clematis Street West Palm Beach, FL 33401
or call the West Palm Beach Library Foundation at 561.822.9972.
Donors who support this challenge will be listed on the Library Foundation’s website

 

 

This Library is Not Just For Children !

 

 

Zumba Gold @ your City Library 

 

Description:  Join us for this easy to follow program that lets you move to the beat at your own speed. It’s an invigorating, dance-fitness class that feels fresh, and most of all, exhilarating! Zumba Gold classes provide modified, low-impact moves for active older adults. These free classes will be held in the library’s Auditorium. No registration required. For more information please call the library at 561-868-7701. 
Date:  Wednesday – July 2 2014 
Time:  2:00 PM – 3:00 PM 
Location:  3rd Floor – Auditorium 
Program Type:  Adults 
Public Note: No registration required. 

 

 

“Without the resources you provide to the community most people would be less productive…most can’t afford some of the services plus you are in a convenient location.” ~Library Patron

 

 

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News of the Week with Palm Beach Post Columnist Frank Cerabino

Description:  Join The Palm Beach Post news columnist Frank Cerabino in a discussion of the news that is sometimes funny, often unpredictable, and always thought-provoking. He will provide an insider’s look at world, national, state and local news and offer his unique perspective. FREE! Auditorium. No registration needed. Mondays June 23 to August 18, except for July 21 and Mondays October 20 to December 15, 2014. From 6:30 pm to 7:45 pm. 
Date:  Monday – July 7 2014 
Time:  6:30 PM – 7:45 PM 
Location:  3rd Floor – Auditorium 
Program Type:  Adults 
Public Note: FREE. Keep current with today’s news – and enjoy it! 

 

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“The library evens the playing field.  I see children here that without the library would have few options for internet, books and wholesome entertainment.  Giving the kids something positive to do will keep them out of trouble and create a better community in the long run.” ~Library Patron

 

Give Today, Help Children for a Lifetime!  

Your Donation of… 

 

$10 will buy 3 gift books for children in the “Let’s Read” or “Summer Reading” programs.

$20 will buy 1 hardcover children’s library edition book for the Library’s permanent collection.

$50 will buy 10 snacks for children attending the Homework Centers.

$75 will buy 2 weeks of supplies for the Homework Centers such as poster boards, markers, construction paper, and folders.

$100 will buy 5 hardcover children’s library edition book for the Library’s permanent collection.

 

 To donate online please go to www.WPBLF.org/challenge, make your check payable to WPBLF 411 Clematis Street West Palm Beach, FL 33401 or call the West Palm Beach Library Foundation at 561.822.9972.

 

 

The West Palm Beach Library Foundation, a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization, obtains resources through individual donations,  naming opportunities, events, and grants.  

 

Funds raised do not offset taxpayer support. Our taxpayer identification number is #65-1068311.

 

A COPY OF THE OFFICIAL REGISTRATION (CH15454) AND FINANCIAL INFORMATION MAY BE OBTAINED FROM THE DIVISION OF CONSUMER SERVICES BY CALLING TOLL FREE 800-435-7352 WITHIN THE STATE.
REGISTRATION DOES NOT IMPLY ENDORSEMENT, APPROVAL OR RECOMMENDATION BY THE STATE.


Photographs of our Library patrons courtesy of Mark Haworth Photography.

 

 

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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 

 

 

 

Call For Entries: Visual Artists Who Reside in Palm Beach County

The Rickie Report shares this Call For Entries because the deadline is fast approaching.  Emerging artists and professional artists who reside in Palm Beach County:  This is a terrific opportunity to show and sell your work!  

Palm Beach County Art in Public Places

 

“ART at the AIRPORT”

 

Deadline June 9, 2014

 

OPEN to VISUAL ARTISTS WHO RESIDE in PALM BEACH COUNTY

 

Palm Beach International Airport (PBIA) has become a premiere venue to showcase quality, original artworks by Palm Beach County’s finest emerging and professional artists.

 

This exhibition runs July 9, 2014 – October 8, 2014 and is located on Level 2, across from Sam Snead’s restaurant and bar, the Visitor’s Lounge, and mini putting green.

 

ART AT THE AIRPORT SELLS

As a major gateway to South Florida, PBIA receives an average of 500,000 travelers per month. Of local, national and international origin, travelers frequently purchase works featured in “Art at the Airport” exhibitions.

  • Artists have sold work in every show for the past four years
  • Artists keep 100% of income from sales
  • Art seen by travelers and locals result in commissions and sales of additional work by featured artists

 

ARTWORK GUIDELINES

  • Artists can enter one original, 2-D piece of artwork. Painting reproductions (giclées) not accepted.
  • All media welcome
  • All art must be wired across the back. Artwork not properly wired will not be accepted
  • Art can be either framed or unframed. If unframed, work must be finished on all sides
  • Minimum size of 16” x 20” – including frame

 

MEMBERS OF THE COUNTY’S PUBLIC ART COMMITTEE JURY THE SHOW

 

SUBMISSION GUIDELINES one entry per Artist

Submittal materials must be in our office by 4:00 pm on June 9, 2014.

You can mail your submittal or deliver it in person to Palm Beach County Art in Public Places, attn: “Art at the Airport, 2633 Vista Parkway, West Palm Beach, FL 33411-5603 (see next page for driving directions to office).

 

1) APPLICATION FEE        $20.00 – check or money order made out to Palm Beach County BCC

 

2) PHOTOGRAPH               No larger than 8½” x 11” of proposed artwork. If the art is framed, please submit two photographs of the art showing it 1)with frame  2) just a quality print of the art

 

3) LABEL                             On the back of your submittal photograph. Include:

  • Your name and address
  • Telephone number, email and website
  • Artwork title, medium, dimensions, year completed and sale price.
  • Describe how artwork is “finished” i.e. framed, gallery wrap, other

 

4) ARTIST STATEMENT   Should not exceed 100 words. Please note we want an artist statement, NOT a bio.

 

5) SELF-ADDRESSED envelope with sufficient postage if you want your submittal materials returned.

 

ACCEPTED SUBMISSIONS

Artist will be notified of their acceptance into the show by June 30, 2014.

  • Accepted artwork must be dropped off at the exhibition area Wed. July 9, 2014, 9:30-10:00 am.
  • Art pick-up at end of the show is Wed. October 8, 2014, 8:30-9:00 am, at the airport exhibition area

 

EXHIBITION PROMOTION

Artists accepted into “Art at the Airport” exhibitions are featured on Palm Beach County’s Art in

Public Places and the PBIA websites. In addition, the County’s Public Art Program broadly promotes “Art at the Airport” exhibitions and receptions to diverse media outlets and to the more than one thousand local artists and arts supporters in the County’s Artist Registry.

 

MEET THE ARTISTS EVENT

September 17, 2014. We’ve scheduled this after Labor Day, so more folks are in town to attend.

 

FOR MORE INFORMATION

Elayna Toby Singer, Art in Public Places Administrator, Phone: (561) 233-0235, esinger@pbcgov.org

 

DRIVING DIRECTIONS

If you wish to drop off your application at the County’s Art in Public Places office – 2633 Vista Parkway, West Palm Beach 33411

 

From I-95

  • Exit 70 at Okeechobee Boulevard, head west on Okeechobee Boulevard, past Military Trail, Haverhill Road, past the entrance to the Florida Turnpike (on your right).
  • Continue west over the overpass to the next stoplight turn right on Vista Parkway.
  • Continue on Vista Parkway past the 4-story pinkish County building
  • You know you’re getting closer when you reach CINTAS company on your left
  • You’ll continue pass two white stucco County buildings with green trim
  • Turn left at the third white stucco County building with green trim
    • the sign says Palm Beach County OPERATIONS & SUPPORT CENTER, Vehicle Maintenance Facility, Facilities Development & Operations
  • Park in rear of the building. If parking in rear, enter through covered walkway.
  • If you have questions regarding driving directions, please call 233-0200.

 

From Turnpike

  • Exit 99 at Okeechobee Boulevard.
  • After you pay toll, turn right (toward Fairgrounds) and continue west over the overpass to the next stoplight, and turn right at Vista Parkway.
  • Continue on Vista Parkway past the 4-story pinkish County building
  • You know you’re getting closer when you reach CINTAS company on your left
  • You’ll continue pass two white stucco County buildings with green trim
  • Turn left at the third white stucco County building with green trim
    • the sign says Palm Beach County OPERATIONS & SUPPORT CENTER, Vehicle Maintenance Facility, Facilities Development & Operations
  • Park in rear of the building. If parking in rear, enter through covered walkway.
  • If you have questions regarding driving directions, please call 233-0200.

 

Elayna Toby Singer    Palm Beach County Art in Public Places   esinger@pbcgov.org

2633 Vista Parkway, West Palm Beach, FL 33411

Ph (561) 233-0235   Fax (561) 233-0206   http://www.pbcgov.com/fdo/ART

 

 

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