Powerful Photo Exhibition Showing Diverse People, “Humans of Tel Aviv” Debuts At Lighthouse ArtCenter December 2 -6

A powerful photo exhibition, “Humans of Tel Aviv” debuts at the Lighthouse ArtCenter from Monday, December 2- Friday, December 6.  It explores the rich and remarkably diverse lives of those who call Tel Aviv their home.  Artist/photographer Erez Kaganovitz features enlarged photos highlighting the vibrant cultures evident throughout Tel Aviv – Israel’s second most populous city – a contrast to what many envision of Israeli culture. The artist was inspired to photograph the melting pot that is Tel Aviv after experiencing the popular “Humans of New York” photographic project.  The Rickie Report shares the details and some sneak peeks. You will be surprised!

 

 

 

 

Lighthouse ArtCenter Gallery

373 Tequesta Drive    Tequesta, Florida 33469

(561) 746-3101     www.LighthouseArts.org

Gallery Hours:
M-F 10 am – 4 pm      Sat 10 am – 2 pm

No charge for members, non-member adults (18 and older) $5.00

 First Saturday of the month no charge

 

 

 

 

“Humans   of   Tel   Aviv”

Photographic   Exhibition

Monday, December 2 – Friday, December 6, 2019

 

Featuring the diverse people of Tel Aviv, Israel

 

 

 

 

Meet Dina, born in Addis Ababa and moved to Israel as a baby.  “Personally, I’ve never encountered racism but I know a lot of Ethiopians who have. In the bottom line it all comes down to education.  It’s about time people will understand that there is no difference between white & black, they’re only different shades, all on the same color spectrum”

 

 

To celebrate Israel and create a greater awareness of the diversity of backgrounds, cultures and perspectives of its people, Jewish Federation of Palm Beach County invites the community to explore the international Humans of Tel Aviv photo exhibition. Presented by Federation’s Israel Program Center, the display showcases the multiculturalism that defines the people of Tel Aviv, Israel, as photographed throughout the city. 

 

Created by Israeli artist/photographer Erez Kaganovitz, the exhibition features enlarged photos highlighting the vibrant cultures evident throughout Tel Aviv – Israel’s second most populous city – a contrast to what many envision of Israeli culture. The artist was inspired to photograph the melting pot that is Tel Aviv after experiencing the popular “Humans of New York” photographic project. 

 

Artist/photographer Erez Kaganovitz

 

Erez says, “I believe that knowledge is a great power for change. The first step  towards multiculturalism and respect among different Humans is to get a better understanding of the unique culture and values that every facet of Humanity holds…In “Humans of Tel Aviv”, one can find all the ingredients of the melting pot: Ultra-Orthodox Jews, Muslims and Christians alongside the LGBT community refugees from Africa who fled to Israel right next to posh residents of Rothschild Boulevard”.

 

“We are proud that Federation’s Israel Program Center can introduce a unconventional view of Israel to our community in a way that has never been experienced before, broadening horizons, and providing an appreciation for the connection we all share – our common humanity,” shared Peter Eckstein, Director, Israel Programming and Education Innovation. 

 

 

In Spring 2019, students at two area public schools had the opportunity to view the exhibit and meet with the photographer. The entire project is part of Federation’s new Israel Program Center, aimed at empowering community members to connect to and engage with Israel through relevant and meaningful experiences that convey the beauty and complexity of Israel’s people and culture. 

 

 

 

For more information:

Visit jewishpalmbeach.org

Contact Peter Eckstein, Director, Israel Programming and Education Innovation at (561) 209-2611 or peter.eckstein@jewishpalmbeach.org.

The Israel Program Center is an initiative of Jewish Federation of Palm Beach County, aimed at empowering community members to connect to and engage with Israel through relevant and meaningful experiences that convey the beauty and complexity of Israel’s people and culture. Jewish Federation of Palm Beach County works to transform, inspire and save lives in the Palm Beaches, Israel and 70 countries around the world.

 

 

 

 

 

For further information about this event, classes, exhibits, or tours:

Please call (561) 746-3101 or go to www.LighthouseArts.org

The Lighthouse ArtCenter, a 501c (3) not-for-profit, was founded in 1964 by eight artists and Christopher Norton. In the last 54 years it has grown to include a gallery, school of art, gift shop, and art supply store. Supported by memberships, sponsors, and grants the ArtCenter now serves over 20,000 guests, 2,500 students, 45 faculty members, 500 summer ArtCampers and a comprehensive outreach program to benefit underserved and disabled residents in the community.

Lighthouse ArtCenter Gallery

 373 Tequesta Drive Tequesta, Florida  33469

(561) 746-3201

Monday – Friday 10 am – 4 pm

Saturday 10 am – 2 pm

 

Lighthouse ArtCenter School of Art and Art Supply Store

395 Seabrook Road Tequesta, Florida 33469

(561)748-8737

Monday – Friday 9 am – 5 pm

Saturday 9 am – 4 pm

 

 

 

 

 

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Holiday Gifts From Local Artists At West Palm Beach Gallery & Studio. Shop The Craft Gallery, Sign Up For Classes And Enjoy A Discount Available To Rickie Report Readers!

Wouldn’t you just love to give a gift that makes a lasting impression? Handcrafted specialties always have extra meaning because they are made by an artisan who loves their craft. At The Craft Gallery in West Palm Beach, you’ll find a small (but mighty) working art studio. There is a petite gallery onsite featuring art for purchase from a variety of local artists. You’ll see one-of-a-kind works such as ceramics, glass, jewelry, wood, fiber arts, polymer clay, mixed media and more. There is something in every price range and your selection is sure to become a cherished keepsake. A variety of classes begin in December and our readers are being offered a special discount!  The Rickie Report shares the details about Gift certificates for a class, art supplies or gallery gifts to one of your favorite creative peeps!

 

 

 

 

 

The Craft Gallery

5911 South Dixie Hwy.    West Palm Beach, FL 33405

 561 762 8162

 

 

Discover, Create and Explore

at

The Craft Gallery !

 

 

Fused Glass ~Hand pulled glass stringers~ Lost wax cast glass

Hand-building Pottery ~ Wheel throwing Pottery 

Jewelry ~ Enameling ~ Silver clay ~ Polymer Clay ~ Encaustic

 

 

 

Holiday Gifts from Local Artists!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Take advantage of several SPECIALS

Available through December 24!

 

 

 

SPECIAL #1:

Receive 10% off of your purchase if you just mention this article.

SPECIAL #2:

Prepay $120 for any two classes (multi-day workshops not included) and you have up to one year to choose any two classes you wish to attend. This is an average savings of $10-20 per class!

SPECIAL #3:

Receive $5 off for you and a friend when you register for a class. Applies to any class, but you both must attend the same class (multi-day workshops not included).

 

 

 

CLASSES   AND   WORKSHOPS:

 

 

 

 

 

Glass Ornaments & Animals:

Monday, December 2 (10 am to 12 pm), $75

Ceramic Snowflakes:

Friday, December 6 (10 am to 12 pm) & Friday, December 13 (10:30 am – 12:30 pm)  $75 

Polymer Clay Jewelry:

Saturday, December 7 (9:30 am to 12:30 pm), $70

Mixed Media Collage:

Thursday, December 17 (9:30 am to 12:30 pm), $55

 

 

 

The Craft Gallery is available for studio space rental and parties. Parties, you ask? Consider having a unique holiday party at the gallery. Invite a small group for an evening of art and socializing (think Paint Your Own Pottery or Couples Night Out) or the gallery can create an art class customized to your schedule. They can even tailor parties just for kids.

 

 

So, get yourself in gear for the holiday season and swing by the charming little gallery tucked next to the iconic Carvel Ice Cream in West Palm Beach. The Craft Gallery is located behind Hair Harbor on Dixie Highway, just north of Forest Hill Boulevard at 5911 S. Dixie Highway. Gallery hours are Tuesday through Saturday, 10 am to 2 pm. Afternoons, evenings and weekends are by appointment only. Stay informed about their classes, sales and events by liking them on Facebook or check out their website –TheCraftGallery.net.

 

 

The studio is located behind Hair Harbor on Dixie Highway, just north of Forest Hill Boulevard. Be sure to check The Craft Gallery website and Facebook page – TheCraftGallery.netfor information about the latest classes and events. Pop on by the gallery to see this artist in action and all the lovely creativity that surrounds her.

 

 

 

 

For more information please contact Betty Wilson:

The Craft Gallery

5911 S. Dixie Highway    West Palm Beach, FL 33405

561-762-8162    TheCraftGallery.net

 

 

 

 

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Whitespace Invites You To The Junior League Of The Palm Beaches’ Holiday Shopping Spree Saturday, November 23

Join Elayne Mordes and Whitespace Collection at the Junior League of the Palm Beaches’ Holiday Shopping Spree on Saturday, November 23 at the Palm Beach County Convention Center.  The Rickie Report shares the details and some sneak peeks.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

For more information please visit:

www.whitespacecollection.com

or email: whitespace@mordes.net

 

 

 

 

 

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Don’t Know What To Do With Your Old, Unwanted Jewelry? How About A Radical Jewelry Makeover! Lighthouse ArtCenter, Armory Art Center And Resource Depot Bring Successful Project, Radical Jewelry Makeover​ ​To South Florida During Winter/Spring Season 2020. You Can Take Part!

Lighthouse ArtCenter, Radical Jewelry Makeover (RJM), Armory Art Center, and Resource Depot are seeking donations of old unwanted jewelry for the community jewelry mining project happening in Tequesta, FL this coming winter 2020. RJM has been traveling nationally and internationally to communities since 2007, educating jewelers of all levels about mining and material sourcing issues involved in jewelry making through a fun, fast paced, 8 week-long project.  Jewelry students and professional jewelers from the region will transform donations into radically fresh and responsible jewelry.  The project culminates in an exhibition and sale of these wearable creations at the Lighthouse ArtCenter Gallery March 19-April 24, 2020. The Opening Reception is on March 19, 2020The Rickie Report shares the details of how/where to donate your unwanted jewelry NOW – December 21,2019, the Kick Off Party/Symposium on January 4, 2020.  Jewelry students and professionals will transform the donations between January 4 -March 4, 2020.  Want to get involved? It is EASY!

 

 

 

Radical   Jewelry   Makeover   –

​South   Florida

 

 

 

 

 

​​A PROJECT OF: Ethical Metalsmiths 

SUPPORTED BY:

Lighthouse ArtCenter, Armory Art Center, and Resource Depot

 

 

 

 

Those tangled chains, unmatched earrings and banged up bracelets sitting at the bottom of jewelry boxes around the South Florida area are exactly what jewelry artists participating in ​Radical Jewelry Makeover – South Florida ​want to get their creative hands on. Until December 21st the non-profit, Ethical Metalsmiths and Lighthouse ArtCenter are accepting donations of old, unwanted jewelry at several Palm Beach County area locations (see complete list below). Donors will receive discount coupons to apply toward the purchase of a new piece and sales will benefit student scholarships and Ethical Metalsmiths‘ efforts to educate and connect people with responsibly sourced materials.

 

 

RJM draws attention to the creativity and skills of local jewelry designers, reveals the stories behind our personal collections and encourages re-consideration of our habits of consumption. Currently, materials used in jewelry production are sourced from some of the poorest countries in the world, sacred lands and disputed territories. Often this sourcing comes at a great cost to the environment. In Tequesta, FL, RJM will bring together volunteer “miners,” who dig out and donate their old jewelry, with volunteer jewelers and students, working together as refiners and designers to collaborate on an exhibition of re-made jewelry. Radical Jewelry Makeover will​ ​offer an informed and creative alternative to traditional mining practices and jewelry production. ​You can help by donating some of the smallest items in your home, jewelry, for reuse and recycling.

 

WHY  IS  THIS  IMPORTANT ?

 

 

Did you know Titanium is mined in the State of Florida? Heavy minerals like Titanium have been mined in Florida since 1916. Titanium can be found in the sand of many of the beaches that line our State and is used for a variety of things from paint and makeup to helicopters and spacecraft. Today, the EPA estimates that hard rock mining is the most toxic industry in the United States. Additionally, Earthworks reports that an estimated 70% of the gold mined each year is used for jewelry, and that a single gold ring leaves more than 20 tons of mine waste. Ethical Metalsmiths, an artist run non-profit organization seeks to galvanize mining reform efforts by staging an “alternative supply chain” and is working with the Lighthouse ArtCenter, Armory Art Center and Resource Depot to bring their successful project, Radical Jewelry Makeover​ ​to South Florida in the Winter/Spring season 2020.

 

HOW TO DONATE YOUR JEWELRY:

 

To donate jewelry of any quality, quantity or material type please download and submit the official project donation form. It is available for download or in print at the various donation drop-off locations. Considering giving gold or silver? Consider this, if you get your jewelry appraised prior to donating, RJM can honor your donation if given with an official appraisal document at its full value as a tax-deductible donation to Ethical Metalsmiths. **** Donation Form can be found below.

 

WORKSHOPS:

 

 

PROJECT TIMELINE:

 

●  Drop-off Donations will be accepted now through December 21 (drop of locations listed below).

●  Kick off Party/Symposium January 4, 2020 from 10am – 2 pm at the Lighthouse ArtCenter Gallery

●  Jewelry students and professionals will transform the donations between January 4 – March 4, 2020

●  The exhibition at the Lighthouse ArtCenter Gallery will take place March 19-April 24, 2020.  There will be an Opening Reception March 19, 2020.

DROP OFF LOCATIONS:

 

 

●  The Lighthouse ArtCenter, 373 Tequesta Dr or 395 Seabrook Road, Tequesta, FL 33469

●  The Armory Art Center, 811 Park Pl, West Palm Beach, FL 33401

●  Resource Depot, 2501 Florida Ave, West Palm Beach, FL 33401

●  Jewelry Creations Workshop, 1400 NE 131 St. North Miami, FL 33161 (By appt.  only, call or text 305-610-6560

 

MAIL-IN DONATIONS CAN BE SENT ANYTIME​:

 

● Mail to: Lighthouse ArtCenter Attn:

Maria Tritico- RJM   373 Tequesta Dr.   Tequesta, FL 33469

 

 

For More Information, please contact:

●  Lighthouse ArtCenter, Maria Tritico

373 Tequesta Dr.   Tequesta, FL 33469   (561) 746-3101 maria@lighthousearts.org

●  Armory ArtCenter

811 Park Pl.   West Palm Beach, FL, (561) 832-1776

●  Resource Depot, Chelsea Odum

2510 Florida Ave     W. Palm Beach, FL   (561) 882-0090

About Ethical MetalsmithsEthical Metalsmiths is a non-profit organization whose mission is to encourage social change that values jewelry made with ethically sourced materials. They do this by educating people about irresponsible mining, promoting transparency in jewelry supply chains and highlighting the collective efforts of jewelers actively changing their practices. ​Ethical Metalsmiths’ vision is a world in which people can create and enjoy jewelry made with materials from responsible sources that protect and sustain the earth, its peoples and cultures.​ ​www.EthicalMetalsmiths.org

 

 

 

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Film Premiere And Art Exhibit “Unwelcome: Homeless In The Shadow Of The Sun” Featured At Center For Creative Education Opens Friday, November 22

The Center For Creative Education will premiere a special art exhibit and film screening, “Unwelcome: Homeless In The Shadow Of the Sun” on Friday, November 22.  The art exhibit will feature the works of Jeanne Martin, Adam Fiveson, and Craig Blankenhorn. This is an event to raise awareness to the issue of homelessness that is trying to be resolved in Palm Beach County.  The Rickie Report shares the details and some sneak peeks.  

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

425 24th Street    West Palm Beach, FL 33407
T: (561) 805-9927      

Gallery Hours: Monday through Friday | 10:00 AM to 4:00 PM

cceflorida.org

The Sallie & Berton Korman Gallery at Center for Creative Education

 

PRESENTS:  

 

“Unwelcome: Homeless In The Shadow Of The Sun”

 

 

 

Reception and Film Screening:

 

 

Friday, November 22, 2019

 

 

 

During Hunger & Homelessness Awareness Week

6 – 8 pm

(6 pm Reception, 7 pm Film Screening)

 

$10 Entry (Includes admission into the gallery reception as well as general admission into the documentary screening)

 

 

 

Light Bites and Drinks available with admission

 

 

Tickets On Sale Now!

 

 

$10 Eventbrite tickets: HERE

Seating Is Limited!

 

 

 

Photo by Craig Blankenhorn

 

 

– A SplitRock Studios Productions (Center for Creative Education)

– Student-made* documentary film raising awareness about homelessness in Palm Beach County

 

– *Digital Arts students at Center for Creative Education produced this documentary with the support of their instructors Dwayne Taylor and Erick Marquez

 

With supporting Art Exhibition featuring:

Jeanne Martin (WPB)

Adam Fiveson (WPB)

Craig Blankenhorn (NYC)

 

 

 

 

“Bert” by Jeanne Martin

 

View The Film Trailer: On YouTube

 

 

 

 

 

Photo by Adam Fiveson

 

A Special Thanks To:

The Lord’s Place, Hannah’s Home of South Florida, Mayor Keith James, St. Ann’s Place, Vita Nova Inc., West Palm Beach Police Department, Palm Beach County Community Services Department.

 

 

 

 

 

For more information about this event, classes, workshops or upcoming exhibits:

Jonathon Ortiz-Smykla, Gallery and Marketing Manager

JonathonO@cceflorida.org

State Issued Photo ID Required for Visit

T: (561) 805-9927 ext. 106   F: (561) 805-9929
W: cceflorida.org 

Empowering Students to Grow Academically, Creatively and Socially Through Arts-Based Education

 

 

 

 

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Plein Air Palm Beach Calls For Artists To Celebrate 5th Annual Plein Air Fun Fest In Delray Beach January 31, February 1 & 2, 2020

Let’s keep the FUN in the 5th Annual Plein Fun Fest sponsored by Plein Air Palm Beach!  Artists are invited to apply to paint Delray Beach, known as the “Most Fun Small Town” on January 31, February 1 and February 2, 2020.  With awards over $2000 plus merchandise awards, the event is limited to 50 artists.  In addition to the exhibit, there will be a critique, and art sale.  The Rickie Report shares the details and urges artists to apply NOW!  Art lovers – mark your calendars!

 

 

 

Plein  Air  Palm  Beach  –  Plein  Fun  Fest

Delray Beach, Florida

January 31, February 1 & 2, 2020

 

 

Early Registration Deadline: December 3, 2019

Deadline: January 3, 2020

 


 

E-mail:info@pleinairpalmbeach.com

Website & Full Prospectus: www.pleinairpalmbeach.com/pleinfunfest

Contact: Lynn Rhodes 754-264-2879

 

 

 

This Plein Air Competition allows artists the opportunity to enjoy not only painting but sharing their creativity with the public. To the viewers, this art form can be very exciting because it invites them into the creative process: the sight, sound, and even smell of the artists world and they become part of it.

 

 

Join us as we paint beautiful Delray Beach, Florida, known as the “Most Fun Small Town”. This is a three-day event, with the competition on Saturday, February 1. Judging and awards of over $2000 cash, plus merchandise awards. Awards and Collectors’ reception will be co-hosted by Old School Square. Limited to 50 artists. Exhibit & Sale!

 

 

 

Friday, January 31, 2020

Paint-out with Critique for those Artists who want to join in the FUN but not interested in competition, this includes hospitality suite. This Plein Air Paint-out allows artists the opportunity to enjoy not only painting but sharing their creativity with the public. Paintings from this day are eligible be part of the Silent Auction that concludes at the Saturday reception in the Ocean Breeze room.

Saturday, February 1, 2020

 Plein Fun Fest – Painting Competition – Cash awards , Awards ceremony, reception, Silent Auction and Sale

Sunday, February 2

Paint the Beach for FUN

 

 

For more information:

E-mail: info@pleinairpalmbeach.com

Website & Full Prospectus: www.pleinairpalmbeach.com/pleinfunfest

Contact: Lynn Rhodes 754-264-2879

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Wiener Museum Of Decorative Arts In Dania Beach Invites You To “Sparkle & Shine” Sunday, December 1. Visit This Treasure Trove Of Living Glass Masters, Ardmore Studio Ceramics, Wedgwood, And Royal Doulton.

There’s lots going on this season at Wiener Museum Of Decorative Arts, Florida’s Fired Arts museum in Dania Beach. The special exhibitions of glass artists Dale Chihuly, Paul Stankard, and other living masters is hot! WMODA is renowned for its amazing collection of British pottery and porcelain with illustrious names, such as Wedgwood and Royal Doulton. Another major draw is contemporary ceramic art by the Ardmore Studio in South Africa. Now WMODA has become a shopping experience with the expansion of its museum shop to include jewelry, glass and ceramic art made by talented artists in South Florida. On Sunday December 1st, WMODA hosts “Sparkle & Shine”, a Holiday shopping event in association with museumstoresunday.org.  The Rickie Report shares the details and gives you an overview of this treasure trove hot spot!  The Rickie Report is excited to share some general information about the Wiener Museum of Decorative Art and has already made arrangements for a personal visit.  We can’t wait!!!

 

 

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481 S. Federal Highway    Dania Beach, FL 3300

Inside the Gallery of Amazing Things

954-376-6690    http://wmoda.com

Hours:  Monday – Friday  10 am – 5 pm

 

YOU    ARE    INVITED!

 

 

 

 

 

“S P A R K L E     &     S  H I N E”

SUNDAY, DECEMBER 1  

11 AM – 4 PM

 

 

FREE admission with registration:

 

 

 

 

ART ON FIRE – THE CHIHULY CONNECTION

 

Dale Chihuly is arguably the most famous glass artist in the world. His name draws vast crowds to site- specific glass installations across the globe as well as to art galleries and museums internationally. The stunning “Art on Fire” exhibit at WMODA presents the creative exuberance of Chihuly’s glass art. A fabulous Macchia garden seems to burst into bloom along with impressive Ikebana flower arrangements. A monumental Persian wall is accompanied by Chihuly’s paintings for the original installation. Chihuly’s luminous Baskets and sensual Seaforms vie for attention with his flamboyant Venetians. A Chihuly Venetian was once described as a vase which has had an affair with a chandelier. Decide for yourself at WMODA!

 

 

 

 

 

 

Chihuly is the most innovative and influential glass artist of modern times, thanks to his teaching, teamwork, and artistic collaborations. Many of his friends, followers and mentors are represented at WMODA, including Toots Zynsky, William Morris, Lino Tagliapietra and Pino Signoretto. Visit the “Art on Fire” exhibit at WMODA and discover how these hot glass artists are all connected to Chihuly and how his favorite cities, Venice and Seattle, are fused together through a shared passion for glass.

 

 

 

 

 

CARNIVAL & CABARET

 

 

It’s party time at the Wiener Museum of Decorative Arts as we celebrate the art of having fun at our exhibition “Carnival & Cabaret”. The Carnival & Cabaret exhibit explores the flamboyant festivals in Venice, Rio and New Orleans as seen by porcelain artists from Europe. The centerpiece of our new exhibit is Carnival in Venice, a monumental masterpiece full of masked revelers in porcelain by Lladró of Spain. Discover how Harlequin and Columbine and other characters from the Italian Commedia dell’Arte have influenced carnival fun, the art of clowning and masquerade balls through the ages. Masking was particularly popular during the roaring 1920s to disguise the flirtatious behavior of the flappers. Cabaret and variety shows in early 20th century Paris and Berlin also reveled in the theatrical excesses of carnival costumes.

 

 

 

FANTASTIQUE

 

 

 

“Fantastique” celebrates the enchanted world of ceramic art at WMODA. From myths and monsters to fairies and fables, you will be spellbound by the flights of fancy of European ceramic artists during the last two centuries. Fire-breathing dragons of the Dark Ages do battle with heroic knights or guard the treasures of the Eastern seas. Mermaids and other wonders of the deep beguile mariners while pixies, goblins and other denizens of Fairyland enchant children and adults alike. The mysteries of life and the age-old conflicts between good and evil, darkness and light, life and death are interpreted by sages, seers and truth-seekers in the universal myths of the world. On the dark side, there are macabre witches, wizards, ghosts and ghouls, while good angels and cherubs bring blessings from heaven and cupid’s arrow initiates love and new life.

 

 

 

 

ARDMORE CERAMIC ART

 

 

 

A giant smiling hippopotamus greets you as you enter the contemporary ceramics gallery at the Wiener Museum of Decorative Arts and visitors can’t stop smiling in return. The hippo was made by Ardmore Ceramic Arts, a thriving artist collective in the picturesque Midlands of KwaZulu-Natal in South Africa. The studio was started over thirty years ago by Fée Halsted, a talented ceramic artist who teaches local men and women how to make and decorate pottery. There are now around 70 sculptors and painters in the Ardmore studio making whimsical and uplifting works of art. As well as hippos, the Ardmore exhibition includes many other African animals which burst out of luxuriant foliage to form vibrant vases, tureens and bowls. Ardmore ceramic art is one of the most popular features at the WMODA Museum and it’s worth a visit just to see this exhibit.

 

 

 

 

 

THE ART OF TEA

 

 

Elegant china enriches the tea-drinking experience as can be seen at the “Art of Tea” exhibition at the Wiener Museum of Decorative Arts. Discover how skilled potters have provided the most appropriate tea services to suit all tastes and budgets for the last three centuries. Whether you drink tea hot or cold, using loose leaves or teabags, in the morning, afternoon or evening, you’ll be charmed by the sophisticated, ingenious and even quirky designs by Wedgwood, Royal Doulton and other famous makers.

 

 

 

For more information about this exhibit and upcoming events at WMODA:

Contact:

Louise Irvine louise@wmoda.com

Wiener Museum of Decorative Arts

481 S. Federal Highway   Dania Beach, FL 33004

954-376-6690

 

 

 

 

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Kim Rody Warehouse, Usually Closed To The Public, Announces Warehouse Open House Dates!

The Rickie Report promised an update on artist Kim Rody and her progress in rebuilding her home and studio which had been destroyed by Hurricane Dorian.  In addition to Kim and her husband making headway, we can announce a special WAREHOUSE OPEN HOUSE on the following Saturdays: November 16,  November 30, December 14, and December 28.  The Rickie Report shares the details and some sneak peeks.  We have personally shopped Kim’s Warehouse before and you will be delighted with the unique dinnerware, custom giclees, note cards, tea towels, and more! Can’t make the sale dates?  Check out her web information.

 

 

KIM    RODY  

 

 

 

WAREHOUSE    OPEN    HOUSE

 

Usually only open for wholesale orders,

Kim Rody’s warehouse will be OPEN:

 

 

 

 

Saturday, November 16

Saturday, November 30

Saturday, December 14

Saturday, December 28

 

 

 

10  am –  4 pm

 

 

3371 SW 42 Avenue  Unit B

 

Palm City, FL 34990

 

 

 

 

 

● Unique dinnerware for yourself, your guests, and your friends

● Custom Giclees

● Note Cards

● Beautiful Tea Towels – 100% organic cotton

● Boneyard specials 20% to 50% off! and more!

 

To schedule an appointment for a private visit at the warehouse or for directions:

Contact Sophie  772.263.0230

Can’t come? Shop online at www.rody.com

 

 

 

 

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Palm Beach International Airport Opens New Airport Gallery In Partnership With Palm Beach County Art In Public Places. Call For Artists Opens Now!

Palm Beach International Airport, in partnership with Palm Beach County Art in Public Places, is excited to announce the opening of the new Airport Art Gallery!  The new exhibition space boasts enhanced display walls and lighting to better showcase high quality art created by professional and emerging artists who call Palm Beach County home. Works by 15 artists will be featured in exhibitions that change three times a year. A new video interview element will present personal behind the scenes perspectives from artists about creative process, what inspires them, and other interesting insights into making art with varying materials, techniques and styles. Artist interviews will play on a continuous video loop at the Airport Art Gallery and will air as the “Creativity Takes Flight” show on Palm Beach County’s TV station Channel 20, with clips shared via social media.  The Rickie Report shares the details of this Call To Artists. The Deadline is December 2, 2019.  Everyone is invited to the Public Reception on Thursday, February 20, 2020.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

CALL to ARTISTS

PALM BEACH INTERNATIONAL AIRPORT

 

 

 

DEADLINE: December 2, 2019 at  4 pm

 

 

Open to Palm Beach County Residents

 

 

 

 Public Reception:

Thursday, February 20, 2020

5:30 – 7:00 pm

 

 

 

EXHIBITION DATES

December 11, 2019 – April 8, 2020

 

Centrally located on level 2 in the atrium near the putting green, the Art Gallery’s pre-security location encourages passengers and locals to discover the exceptional works by locally and internationally renowned artists. As a major gateway to South Florida, Palm Beach International Airport serves over 6.7 million passengers annually and offers over 200 nonstop flights daily.

 

 

 

 

EXHIBITION DATES

December 11, 2019 – April 8, 2020

 

EXHIBITION THEME

Artfully Discovering The Palm Beaches highlights the diverse beauty there is to discover throughout Palm Beach County.

 

ARTWORK SPECIFICATIONS

Artwork must be:

  • Two-dimensional. Finished on all sides or framed, wired across top third. ALL mediums welcome. No reproductions.
  • Minimum size: 30” width x 30” height including frame. Maximum size: 56” width x 70” height including frame.

 

ONLINE APPLICATION & IMAGE SUBMITTAL

  • Only one artwork per artist.

 

Art submittal is a two-step process. The first step requires that you complete the application. The second step requires emailing jpeg images of your artwork. Jpeg images of your artwork shall not exceed 1920 pixels on the longest side. Please name the artwork file–Lastname_Firstname. If you are submitting an additional jpeg image of your framed artwork, please name second file ArtworkWithFrame_Lastname_Firstname. If the combined file size of submitted jpeg images exceeds 20MB, Palm Beach County cannot receive them.

 

Please click here to complete application. At the end of completing the application form, you will be prompted to email jpeg images of your artwork.

 

SCHEDULE

  • Online Application & Images Due: December 2, 2019 4:00pm

 

  • Art Acceptance Notification: December 6, 2019 4:00pm

 

  • Deliver Artwork to Airport Art Gallery / Artist Video Interviews:  December 11, 2019, 9:30am-2:30pm

To facilitate artwork delivery and the video interview process, accepted artists will be assigned a time to drop off their artwork, and be interviewed. Artists should plan to be at the Airport Art Gallery for at least 30 minutes to complete art intake and their interview. Upon notification, selected artists will receive delivery time and interview questions in order to prepare for the interview.  If artists are not available to deliver their work personally at assigned delivery time, their artwork will still be included in the video, but without an interview.

 

  • Reception: February 20, 2020, 5:30-7:00pm

 

  • Pick-Up Artwork at Airport Art Gallery: April 8, 2020  10:00-11:00am

 

JUDGE

Nichole Hickey began creating art at a young age and has been working in the arts field for 19 years. Currently she is focusing on her new body of mixed media works, as well as curating personal and public collections. Formerly she worked with Palm Beach County professional artists for 9 years, curating and installing exhibitions. She also represented gallery artists and sought out new talent for a Palm Beach gallery, which took her to Manhattan and all over the world.  Her B.A. is in Art History from the University of Wisconsin.

 

CURATOR

Elayna Toby Singer, Palm Beach County Art in Public Places Administrator

 

ART SALES

Artists keep 100% of income from sales. Artwork that sells cannot be removed until the end of the show.

 

EXHIBITION RECEPTION

On February 20, 2020 at 5:30pm the public is invited to meet featured artists and discover their extraordinary talents. With live music by locally based performance artists and yummy refreshments, this event is one of season’s most popular happenings. Complimentary parking is offered to reception attendees in the Short Term Parking Lot, excluding SunPass.

 

FOR MORE INFORMATION:

Elayna Toby Singer, Art in Public Places Administrator

(561) 233-0235

 esinger@pbcgov.org

 

 

 

 

 

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Paul Cummings Offers Work Space, Classes And Camaraderie To Stone And Wood Sculptors In Boynton Beach

Paul Cummings‘ wood and stone sculptures reside in private collections around the world.  An award winning sculptor, Paul resides in Boynton Beach and offers classes, workshops, and work space for all levels of experience.  A student of other art mediums, Paul finds great satisfaction when he sees the image emerge from the wood or stone.  His greatest satisfaction comes from seeing his students’ artistry come to life!  Classes and Open Studio are available Monday through Thursday.  The Rickie Report shares the details and urges you to call Paul to make an appointment. His sculptures are on display and for sale at Green Cay Nature Center and Paul is available for commissions. Paul’s rates are incredibly reasonable!

 

 

 

PAUL       CUMMINGS

W O O D       AND       S T O N E   

 

S  C  U  L  P  T  U  R  E

 

“Fish” by Paul Cummings

“Hands” by Paul Cummings

JOIN  PAUL’S  SCULPTURE  GROUP

 

 

STONE  AND  WOOD  SCULPTURE  CLASSES

 

MONDAY THROUGH  THURSDAY

8 – 11 AM

 

Flavor Pict Road   Boynton Beach, FL

 

Call  for directions and rates  561-596-4423

 

 

Visit their Facebook page!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Drive down Flavor Pict Road in Boynton Beach through what was tomato farm territory (that’s what the name of the road alludes to), and you will find members of Paul Cummings’ Sculpture Group covered in dust as they create wood and stone sculptures.  From 8 – 11 am Mondays through Thursdays, you can access a large library for inspiration or answers, stones to choose from, and all the machinery you will need.

 

 

 

 

Paul Cummings Sculpture Group student

 

 

 

Paul tells The Rickie Report, “I have been creating 3-dimensional objects from my early days in wood. After I moved to Florida in 1972, I started taking stone carving classes in Boca.  After a class or two the regular instructor quit and they asked me to take over.  I did that for several years”.

 

 

 

 

Sculptures by Paul Cummings 

 

 

When Paul moved to west Boynton Beach on 10 acres of land,  it got to be a real trip to go to Boca and the two classes I was doing. So, I began classes in an outdoor studio and offered it by word of mouth to various people and it just expanded. The county  bought the property from me and I had to find new studio space, so a friend offered me a garage-type building in south Boynton where I am currently teaching”.

 

Detailed sculpture with clock inset

 

 

Paul’s sculptures reside in private collections around the United States, Europe, and Central America.  He has exhibited and won awards and currently exhibits at the Green Cay Nature Center in Boynton Beach. A 22 year veteran of the Air Force, Paul had a wide variety of tasks, depending on his rank (starting as a private and ending as a major).  He recently went on the veterans Honor Flight to Washington, D.C. Paul received degrees from University of Maryland and George Washington University.  His artistry has been published in “Sculpture in Stone”.

 

Contact Paul at:

cummingsps@att.net

or  561-596-4423

 

https://www.facebook.com/Pauls-Boynton-Sculpture=Group-766918713332061/?epa=SEARCH_BOX

 

Visit:

Green Cay Nature Center

12800 Hagen Ranch Road Boynton Beach, Fl. 33437

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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

Rickie Leiter, Publisher

Rickie@therickiereport.com   561-537-0291

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