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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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

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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!

 

 

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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

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

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

 

 

 

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Art & Kimono Exhibit & Sale

History of Kimono & Japanese Textiles Lectures

Hosted by

The Paint Store at Ronald Shaffer Interiors

1800 Upland Road   West Palm Beach, FL

SCHEDULE:

Friday, May 15th

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

 

Saturday, May 16th

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

The Exhibit is open 5:00 – 9:00 p.m.

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

 

 

Sunday, May 17th

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

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

 

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

 

 

 

 

"Uchikake"

“Uchikake”

 

 

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

 

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Les Kozuki, World Renown Kimono Expert

 

 

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

 

 

Barbara Cheives, of Afrasia Design Studio

Barbara Cheives, of Afrasia Design Studio

 

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

 

"Krazy Kimono" by Barbara Cheives

“Krazy Kimono” by Barbara Cheives

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

 

 

"Sancha McBurnie" by Anthony Burks

“Sancha McBurnie” by Anthony Burks

 

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

 

"Never Along" by Anthony Burks

“Never Along” by Anthony Burks

 

 

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

 

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

 

 

 

 

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Rickie@therickiereport.com

561-537-0291

Bohemïa AG Presents The Opening Reception for a Solo Exhibition “From Ink To Lens: Identities By Scott White”

Bohemïa AG announces a SOLO Exhibit “From Ink to Lens: Identities by Scott White”. Tattoo artist and photographer Scott White has created a revealing series of photographs of personal portraits. The subjects, although anonymous, are identifiable through their tattoos.  The Opening Reception will also benefit  “Hounds and Heroes” program by Awesome Greyhound Adoptions and Palm Beach Harvest.  The Rickie Report shares the details and some sneak peeks. Your generous $10 donation (suggested) will help support these great charities.  There will also be a raffle supporting both charities with amazing prizes!   Mark your calendars now!

 

 

 

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Bohemïa AG

PRESENTS

A SOLO EXHIBTION

“Tattoo Artist Explores Identity In Photography Exhibit”

From Ink to Lens: Identities by Scott White

 

 

Opening Reception: 6pm~10pm

Saturday, April 18th, 2015

 

 

$10 suggested donation at the door

 

536 Northwood Road   W. Palm Beach, Fl. 33407

 

 

 

 

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The public is invited to the Opening Reception at Bohemïa AG on Saturday, April 18th from 6 – 10 pm.  The SOLO Exhibit features artwork by  Award winning tattoo artist and photographer, Scott White.  He has created a series of photographs which explore tattoos as an art form and expression of identity.  By allowing his portraits to remain anonymous, Scott’s photographs compel the viewer to focus on the intricacies of the artwork itself. This extension of one’s personality through the lens of body art is a testament to self expression!

 

 

 

The opening night reception will also be host to two charities:  Hounds and Heroes program by Awesome Greyhound Adoptions, which trains retired greyhounds to be service dogs for veterans.  And Palm Beach Harvest, a non-profit agency which collects food from grocery stores, hotels, restaurants, and farms and oversees its distribution to various local places of need including homeless shelters, senior centers, churches, and soup kitchens.

 

To find out more about these charities, visit:

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http://www.awesomegreyhoundadoptions.org

 

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http://www.palmbeachharvest.org

 

 

Your generous $10 donation (suggested) will help support these great charities.  There will also be a raffle supporting both charities with prizes from:  The David K Space,  Altered State Tattoo, Howley’s,  Åpothecary Gelato & Sorbetto Providers, and many more!  Refreshments will be provided by:  Ookapow Brewing Co., Tequesta Brewing Co., Table 427, Artjazz Tapas, Tito’s Handmade Vodka and O-BO Wine Bar.  Sounds by Airitech, Lighting by SNAFU Lighting and Pure Honey Magazine.

 

 

 

For further information about Scott White and his artistry, please visit:

http://www.visualvortex.com/events

or

https://www.facebook.com/events/709721592474094/

 

 

 

For more information or to

purchase artwork or schedule a private viewing contact the Gallery at

561-302-5568

 And Visit:

 

BohemiaAG.com

facebook.com/BohemiaAG

facebook.com/ApothecaryGelato 

 

Bohemïa AG | Åpothecary

*hours of operation:

Tue, Wed, Thu.. 1 pm-9pm
Friday.. 1 pm-11pm
Saturday.. 11 am-11pm
Sunday.. (special events to be announced)
Monday.. closed

 

 

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

Armory Art Center Announces New Classes and Workshops

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

 

 

 

 

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Armory Art Center

1700 Parker Avenue West Palm Beach, FL 33401

561.832.1776

www.armoryart.org

 

 

Class Session 5:   April 27 – June 20, 2015

 

Gallery Hours:

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

 

 

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Close-up of Basket Fibers by Mary Catello

 

 

 

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

 

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

 

 

SPECIAL COURSES,

ART GROUPS,

PARTIES !

PAINT YOUR OWN CERAMICS

 

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

 

 

EVENING CRITIQUE SEMINAR

Wednesday, April 15th  6:00 – 8:00 pm

With Cheryl Brutvan,

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

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

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

 

 

ARTISTIC VESSELS &

TRADITIONAL BASKETS

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

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

 

 

 

 

POP UP WORKSHOP:

FIBER DYE WORKSHOP 

 

 

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

 

SUMMER ART CAMP

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Pop Up Workshops – 1st Saturdays

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

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

 

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

 

Preschool Readiness through Art

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

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

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

• Creative expression, self-esteem, & stimulating imagination

COLLEGE PREP –

PORTFOLIO DEVELOPMENT

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

 

ABOUT THE ARMORY ART CENTER:

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

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

 

 

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

Rickie Leiter, Publisher

The Rickie Report

P.O.Box 33423

Palm Beach Gardens, FL 33420

Rickie@therickiereport.com

561-537-0291

Armory Art Center’s “All Student Showcase” and “Faculty Show” Feature All Media

The Armory Art Center campus is an architectural and educational treasure.  It is located in the heart of West Palm Beach’s historic neighborhoods with Howard Park, the Palm Beach County Convention Center, CityPlace and the Kravis Center for the Performing Arts nearby.  Within the campus buildings, creativity and artistry are nurtured, appreciated and are a cause for celebration!  This Rickie Report highlights two Exhibits that exemplify what The Armory Art Center is all about: The All Students Showcase and the Armory Faculty Show.  We share the details and a few photos here.  Enjoy the Opening Public Receptions taking place on Friday, April 17th in separate galleries. It is a chance to see emerging artists and professionals sharing their creative souls.

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You Are Invited

ALL STUDENT SHOWCASE

(Montgomery Hall)

and

ARMORY FACULTY SHOW

(Greenfield and East Galleries)

Opening Receptions

Friday, April 17th

6 – 8pm

EXHIBITIONS ARE FREE AND OPEN TO THE PUBLIC:
WINE, HORS D’OEUVRES ARE SERVED

 

1700 Parker Avenue    W.Palm Beach, FL 33401

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

 

 

 

The public is invited to the two Opening Receptions.  The ALL STUDENT SHOWCASE, is an Exhibition of work by Armory Art Center students in all media.  This Exhibition takes place in Montgomery Hall.  The ARMORY FACULTY SHOW, coincides, showing work by Armory Art Center Faculty members in all media.  This Exhibition takes place in the Greenfield and East Galleries.  Both Exhibitions are organized by the Armory Art Center. Armory exhibitions are free and open to the public. The Opening Receptions take place on Friday, April 17, 2015 from 6-8pm.

 

 

Oil Marker on Wood by Faculty Member, Sam Perry

“My Blue Wall” Oil and Marker on Wood  by Faculty Member, Sam Perry

 

 

 The campus is composed of three facilities including the historic Palm Beach County National Guard Armory Building, the Muriel S. Kaplan Building and the Young Artists Studio Facility. The original Armory building is an Art Deco gem, built by William Manly King in 1939 and placed on the National Register of Historic Places in 1992. Greeted by the Morris & Rose Kraft Sculpture Gardens and The Junior League of the Palm Beaches Festival Arts Plaza, one steps through the Seymore and Gladys Ziv Courtyard, enters the Robert & Mary Montgomery Historic Building and steps in the East Gallery which hosts regional and national juried and international exhibitions.

 

Carved Stone by Faculty Member, Gerson Rapoport

“Out of the Ashes” Carved Stone by Faculty Member, Gerson Rapoport

 

Studios for printmaking, digital imaging, jewelry making, metal smithing, glass fusing and photography surround the 4,000 square foot multipurpose hall which hosts lectures, exhibits and special events. Rental of this facility can be arranged. The Historic Robert & Mary Montgomery Armory Building opens onto the Rose Kraft Plaza surrounded by exotic and rare palms.

 

 

Artistry by Lynne Solomon

“Past Presence” Mixed Media by Lynne Solomon, Student

 

 

The Muriel S. Kaplan Building is located just off the courtyard and adjacent to the 2,000 square foot Ansin Kiln Complex. These buildings house ceramics, figure sculpture, bronze casting and 3D design studios.  The newest addition to the campus is the 11,000 square foot Young Artists Studio Facility. Beautiful, spacious studios with the truest of natural northern exposure lighting host the painting, drawing and youth programs.

 

 

Sculpture by Hillary Putnam

“Woven” Ceramic by Hillary Putnam, Student

 

 

 

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

Art Salons in April Look At “Socio/Eco Science and Art” and “Girl Noticed”, A National Mural Project

Enjoy stimulating conversations with other artists, led by Elle Schorr.  Professional artists from South Florida are invited to present their work, talk about what influenced them, and examine the work of influential artists showing in museums and galleries.  Topics cover the gamut of contemporary art themes, including conceptual, cultural, socio/political, environmental, race and gender focused and aesthetic practices, the materials and techniques used to convey these ideas, and where we fit into the world of contemporary conceptual art. Explore the practical side of being an artist, of professional development and share useful resources.  Meet Diane Arrieta (aka Birds Are Nice) on April 7th. Lori Pratico and Elizabeth Sanjuan, of Girl Noticed, will present on April 21st.  All Salons meet in the Library of the Armory Art Center. Please note the last Art Salon for this season takes place on Tuesday, May 5. Salons will resume on the first Tuesday of each month, starting on October. The Rickie Report gives the details and introduces the artists here.  This is an outstanding opportunity for artists to network with each other and for art patrons to engage more personally with the artists.
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AT THE APRIL ART SALONS:

 

TUESDAY, APRIL 7th, 2015 

EVOLUTION: AN ARTIST LOOKS TOWARD SCIENCE

PRESENTED BY

DIANE ARRIETA (AKA BIRDS ARE NICE)

and

TUESDAY, APRIL 21st, 2015

GIRL NOTICED

PRESENTED BY

LORI PRATICO AND ELIZABETH SANJUAN

First and Third Tuesdays – 6:30 – 8:30 p.m.

$10. Fee to Attend

Salons meet in the Library of the Armory Art Center

1700 Parker Avenue      West Palm Beach, FL 33401

 

 

 

TUESDAY, APRIL 7th, 2015

EVOLUTION: AN ARTIST LOOKS TOWARD SCIENCE

PRESENTED BY

DIANE ARRIETA (AKA BIRDS ARE NICE)

 

"This Little Piggy" by Dian

“This Little Piggy” by Diane Arrieta (aka Birds Are Nice)

 

You’ve seen her work at the Boynton Beach Arts District and in Wynwood during Art Basel, at the FAU Library in Jupiter and at The Mordes Collection “Outside the Box”, at the recent Cultural Council of the Palm Beaches “Paws and Claws” and at many other exhibits in south Florida.

 

"Urban Dwelling" by Diane Arrieta (aka Birds Are Nice)

“Urban Dwelling” by Diane Arrieta (aka Birds Are Nice)

 

This art talk will explore the artist’s journey from traditional object maker through the various stages of her art career; ending at her current stage working under the pseudonym Birds are Nice to promote science literacy through conceptual art. Processes and use of unique materials will be discussed, along with a little science. Her goal is to save the planet one artwork at a time!

 

"Save The Whales" by Diane Arrieta (aka Birds Are Nice)

“Save The Whales” by Diane Arrieta (aka Birds Are Nice)

 

 

Birds are Nice is an American artist, born in Pennsylvania, currently working in south Florida. This interdisciplinary artist utilizes various printmaking techniques with cut vinyl, illustration, sculpture and animation. The work has a distinct urban feel, with a style rooted in the comic book genre, but also has strong influences from artist like Robert Rauschenberg, Jasper Johns and Daisy Youngblood. Her work has been categorized as socio-eco-political.   She received a MSc from the University of Edinburgh, U.K. in wildlife biology.

 

BAN by Diane Arrieta (aka (Birds Are Nice)

BAN by Diane Arrieta (aka (Birds Are Nice)

For more information about Diane’s creativity, please visit:

http://www.dianearrieta.com

 

TUESDAY, APRIL 21st, 2015

GIRL NOTICED

PRESENTED BY

LORI PRATICO AND ELIZABETH SANJUAN

 

 

 

Elizabeth Sanjuan and Lori Pratico

Elizabeth Sanjuan and Lori Pratico

 

Girl Noticed is a nationwide charcoal mural project aimed at bringing attention and awareness to the important role “the female” plays in our society. Hollywood based portrait artist Lori Pratico and photographer Elizabeth Sanjuan will be traveling to 50 states in 3 years to erect a series of detailed charcoal portraits, created as large exterior murals. Each mural will depict a female chosen from the area in which the mural will be painted. The murals will be crafted in charcoal, with the idea that weather conditions will naturally and quickly fade away these images. There is a window of time to “Notice” the artwork that has been created. This represents the message: “when an individual’s talents, intelligence, and character are left unnoticed, they may fade away, disappear, and never be seen or developed into their full potential.” Each individual chosen will be photographed alongside her portrait, and these photos will comprise a book to be published at the completion of the project.

 

Girl Noticed Mural

Girl Noticed Mural (Photo Courtesy of Elizabeth Sanjuan)

 

 

Lori Pratico started her artistic career over 25 years ago, painting commercial billboards in Philadelphia. She then turned to creating her own art, most often portraits, and says: “My artwork is inspired by those who dare to be different. My paintings are often of women with tattoos, or brightly colored hair, but more importantly, women who have chosen to be happy with themselves despite what labels society has placed on them. When painting a portrait, I reach for the inside of a person. I know if I get the inside right, the outside will simply fall into place.”

 

 

Art by Elizabeth Sanjuan (Photo Courtesy of Artist)

Photo by  Elizabeth Sanjuan (Photo Courtesy of Artist)

 

 

Now she has decided to return to climbing walls. She explains “Over 25 years later, I’m back to painting walls, but with a different goal: to bring attention to important issues surrounding the demoralization of women, and to recognize the strength, courage, talents and tenacity of females throughout the United States. I’m creating something you have no choice but to notice. The first mural was done in Hollywood, Florida in January 2015. Before my 50th birthday, I will travel 50 states and create at least 50 murals. Art has always been where I have found my voice, and I aim to be heard. In a world where everyone is in a hurry I’m asking you to pause. My portraits challenge you to look closer, look longer and see differently.”

 

 

Portrait by Lori Pratico

Portrait by Lori Pratico

 

 

Elizabeth Sanjuan began her travel and photography adventures while at American Airlines, where she worked for 25 years. Now a recognized philanthropist and co-owner of Gallery 2014 in Hollywood, Florida, she has traveled to over 73 countries and plans to see at least 100 by the time she reaches age sixty. She and her husband, Ken Brown, founded the Sanjuan-Brown Hollywood Arts Foundation in 2012, a non-profit organization dedicated to promoting the arts and arts education. World travel is her vehicle and photography is her medium. “My passion is to discover, through travel, the vast mosaic of people, lands and cultures that the world offers; and to record, as faithfully as I can, the incredible panorama of color, pattern and energy that bombards the receptive eye. Travel gives me the opportunity to observe, but I believe the lens intensifies my ability to truly understand. I want to convey the world’s incredible variety and to create an awareness, understanding and respect for humankind through photographic images. I am constantly reminded that even though people live worlds apart, we are truly all the same. Our hopes, dreams, loves and losses are all captured in our faces. The camera provides objective proof of our commonality.”

 

 For more information about Lisa, Elizabeth and Girl Noticed, please visit:

http://girlnoticed.com/

 

 

DIRECTIONS

If you’re driving North on I-95, turn right/ east on Belvedere Blvd. Turn left at the light on to Parker Avenue. Continue north to Park Place, just before the fire station. The entrance and main parking lot of the Armory Art Center is halfway up the block on the left side.

 

If you’re driving South on I-95, turn left / east on Okeechobee Blvd. Turn right on Parker Ave, just before the Convention Center. Continue south past the fire station and turn left on Park Place. The entrance and main parking lot of the Armory Art Center is halfway up the block on the left side.

 

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.

 

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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 Art With Open Theme And Any Media! Art Patrons: Enjoy The Exhibit On April 24th

Artists in Florida,LLC is putting out a CALL for ART.  This is an Open Theme, Any Media Opportunity.  The Exhibit will be judged by Elayna Toby Singer, Director of Palm Beach County Art in Public Places and will show at the Craft Gallery in West Palm Beach, FL.  The Rickie Report shares the details and urges you to act quickly, as the Deadline is April 8th at midnight and only 30 pieces will be accepted.  ATTENTION Art Patrons: Mark your calendars for the Opening Reception on Friday, April 24th!

 

 

 

 

Artists in Florida,LLC

Present:

Open Theme Art Exhibit

Opening Reception:

Enjoy the Art, Food and Entertainment!

Friday, April 24

5:30 – 7:30 pm

Craft Gallery

5911  South Dixie Highway

W. Palm Beach, FL 33405

 

 

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 For more information please contact info@artinfl.org or visit www.artinfl.org

 

or call: 561. 714. 4871

 

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

Rickie Leiter, Publisher

The Rickie Report

P.O.Box 33423

Palm Beach Gardens, FL 33420

Rickie@therickiereport.com

561-537-0291

FREE Airbrush Demo by Master Artist Merrill Noel and Special Frame Offers at Jerry’s Artarama

The life story of Pahokee, FL native, Merrill “Lucky” Noel is one of inspiration, persistence and dedication.  This Airbrush Master Artist had his integrity questioned when he showed his “beyond belief” abilities during an art contest at age 15.  Mr. Noel not only showed the judges his creative talent, but surpassed those around him as he won a scholarship to FAMU in architecture.  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, March 28. The Rickie Report shares the details about this as well as a Frame and Glass sale.  We suggest 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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FRAME SALE!!!!

 

 

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GLASS SALE

 

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Jerry’s Artarama is “The candy store for artists!” Their VIP membership is FREE and with it, you get special deals throughout the year. Check out the deals!

For more information please call or visit:

561-684-7036

http://westpalm.jerrysartaramastores.com

 

 

 

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