Wellington Art Society Features Ceramicist, Cynthia Zmetronak at Monthly Meeting On Wednesday, February 8, 2023. Non-Members Are Welcome To This Artist Networking Event

The Wellington Art Society will feature a presentation by ceramic artist, Cynthia Zmetronak on Wednesday, February 8, 2023.  She will share about the joyful life of being a maker and teaching others how to navigate their medium of choice.  The meeting and presentation will take place at the Wellington Community Center.  The event includes a meet and greet, a member spotlight, a brief meeting and Cynthia’s presentation.  The Rickie Report shares the details and some sneak peeks. The public is welcome!

 

 

 

Public Is Invited To

 

Wellington Art Society Meeting

 

Wednesday,  February 8, 2023

5:30 pm

 

 

 

Wellington  Community  Center

 

12150 Forest Hill Blvd.   Wellington, FL

 

 

 

PRESENTING:

 

 

CYNTHIA   ZMETRONAK

 

 

 

 

 

Open to members and non-members

 

 

 

For more information contact: Laura Jaffe, presidentofwas@gmail.com

 

 COVID-19 protocols will be observed. 

 

Tea Pot by Cynthia Zmetronak

 

 

 

 

 

Cynthia Zmetronak began her artistic journey by creating delightfully tactile mud pies as a small child. She continued to develop her skills with clay at Girl Scouts as well as in the wonderful art programs in the New Jersey Public Schools System. She went on to earn both undergraduate and graduate degrees in Art Education with a concentration in Ceramics from Montclair University and Florida Atlantic University (FAU). Her passion for teaching led to a career teaching art to students from age 4 to 99. A life-long-student herself, Cynthia’s retirement only fueled her passion for learning, as she pursued clay-based workshops online and in person. She has studied at Arrowmont School of Arts and Crafts in Tennessee, Haystack Mountain School of Crafts in Maine, Anderson Ranch Arts Center in Colorado and Penland School of Crafts where she also earned a winter residency. 

 

 

 

 

Mugs by Cynthia Zmetronak

 

 

 

Locally, Cynthia is the current Vice President of the Ceramic League of the Palm Beaches and an alumni and active member of the FAU Potters Guild. In addition, she teaches at the Boca Raton Museum of Art School and the Levis JCC Sandler Center in Boca Raton. She says, “I enjoy teaching students how to manipulate an ancient material and make an original piece of their own.” When she is not teaching, she can be found creating in her home studio in Parkland, Florida or her summer studio in Canada. Cynthia believes in using her art to make a difference. Because of her love of animals, she has held fund raising events to help organizations providing care for wildlife affected by wildfires in both the US and Australia. The proceeds from the sale of her pottery at these events have been used to support organizations such as the UC Davis Burn Unit for Animals, Catskill Animal Sanctuary, Wombat Rescue and Koala Rescues. 

 

 

 

 

 

Spoon rest by Cynthia Zmetronak

 

 

 

 

Another way that Cynthia and her students give back to the community is through an organization called Empty Bowls. In February, FAU Potters Guild is holding an Empty Bowls event where students, staff and alumni will be donating their ceramic bowls for purchase with soup and bread. Proceeds will be split between the Caring Kitchen in Delray Beach and The Tri- County Animal Shelter of Palm Beach County, helping to feed both our two- and four-legged friends. To see her work, visit Cynthia’s upcoming exhibition during the annual JCC show and sale, beginning on March 9th at the Sandler Center. She will also have works displayed in the Sandler Center Gallery. She also exhibits her work twice a year in a show for alumni, staff and students of FAU. Their next show and sale will be in May. Her work is also on display at the Boca Raton Museum of Art School gift shop and on Etsy at https://www.etsy.com/shop/theghostorchidart .

 

Learn more about Cynthia Zmetronak and her classes and works by visiting https://bocamuseum.org/art-school/instructors/cynthia-zmetronak and follow her on Instagram @cynthiazmetronak.

 

 

The Wellington Art Society is a non-profit charitable organization in its 41st year. It is open to artists of all mediums and patrons of the arts, allowing both local and regional artists to display their artwork in local galleries, interact with other artists and serve the community through their art. For further information about the Wellington Art Society, please visit www.wellingtonartsociety.org

 

 

 

 

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Pompano Beach Cultural Affairs Features Kim Ferguson As Artist In Residence For Month Of February. Kim Will Share Her Knowledge With Demos And You Can Create Your Own Ceramic Pieces

The City of Pompano Beach Cultural Affairs Department continues its Artists in Residence (AiR) program with February artist, Kim Ferguson. She creates sculptural and functional ceramic pieces that reflect her philosophy of eternal optimism in the face of chaos.  The public is invited to a variety of locations throughout the month to not only watch Kim, but participate in creating your own ceramic pieces!  The Rickie Report shares the details of  events, some sneak peeks of her images, and information to become an AiR.

 

 

POMPANO      BEACH      CULTURAL    AFFAIRS      

 

DEPARTMENT

 

 

 P  R  E  S  E  N  T  S:

 

 

Artist    In    Residence:

 

K  I  M          F  E  R  G  U  S  O  N

 

 

The exhibitions and receptions are free and open to the public

 

 

 

Kim Ferguson

 

Kim Ferguson is February’s artist of the month, and  The City of Pompano Beach Cultural Affairs Department relaunched its Artists in Residence (AiR) program at the historic Bailey Contemporary Arts Center (BaCA) late last year.  The AiR Program   provides artists with studio space to create new work, collaborate with fellow resident artists, and engage with our community.  A distinguished panel of judges selected eight new artists to be part of our first “graduating class.” This dynamic and diverse group of artists will be in residence though June, and each will be presented as an “Artist of the Month,” during which time they will showcase their work and create unique programs to attract art lovers to BaCA.  At the culmination of the residency, AiR artists will share their new artworks in an exciting group exhibition

 

 

 

KIM’S      SCHEDULE      OF      EVENTS:

 

 

 

REGISTER    HERE

 

 

 

Friday, February 3 |  Old Town Untapped 

6:00  –  10:00 PM

 

 

 

Check out Kim’s collection titled “Reclaiming My Wild” at the installation at BaCA’s 2nd Floor gallery. Her work is described as whimsical, vibrant, and feminine, and is informed by her life as a child in Jamaica and her immigration experience in South Florida.

 

 

Ceramic Creations by Kim Ferguson

 

 

 

 

 

Saturday, February 4| Paint & Sip with a Twist:

Handbuilding with Love Workshop

 12:00- 2:30 PM 

 

 

 

Bailey Contemporary Arts

 

 

41 NE 1st Street, Pompano Beach, FL 33060

954-786-7879 • baileyarts.org

 

 

 

 

Join Bailey Contemporary Arts’ Artist of the Month Kim Ferguson in this professionally led sculpting class with a high-energy environment accompanied by drinks. Each participant will receive 1 free drink ticket for wine or beer; additional drinks may be purchased.  Nothing beats a hand-made gift for your love. This beginner’s guide to making food-safe ceramic gifts that your loved one can enjoy all year welcomes all levels on the creation of Valentine’s themed vases or mugs. Pieces will be fired in time for pick up before 2/14. All materials and firing are included. 

 

 

 

Ceramic Creations by Kim Ferguson

 

 

 

 

Thursday, February 9| Meet Kim @ Taste of Jazz

7:00  –  8:30 PM  

 

 

Kim will be sculpting live during the Taste of Jazz show hours in her studio (2nd floor BaCA). For her residency project, Ferguson will continue to create work that encourages viewers to examine their perspective on “negative” or “chaotic” circumstances. In addition to her typical studio techniques, she plans to employ molds and glasswork techniques and further explore her sculpted figures (called Divines), and the Plant Mama (sculpted plant pot) series. One piece in particular, Shark Week will be fully realized during the residency and serve as the main ‘high art’ piece of the collected work.

 

 

 

 

Sculpture by Kim Ferguson

 

 

 

Saturday, February 11|  Meet Kim @ No Ghosting Wheel throwing Workshop

11:00 AM – 1:00 PM

&

2:00  – 4:00PM 

 

 

 

 

A fun ceramics class to help you get connected with yourself and a loved one. This class will introduce you to making food-safe ceramic items using a potter’s wheel. All materials and firing are included. All levels are welcome. This two-hour class for 4 people, focused on the creation of Valentine’s themed vases or mugs using the pottery wheel. Students will have the chance to take “ghosting” pictures/video while using the wheel, inspired by the famous pottery scene from “Ghost”.

 

 

 

 

 

Sculpture by Kim Ferguson

 

 

Saturday, February 18 |  Meet Kim @ Handbuilding Class

11:00 AM- 2:30 PM 

 

 

 

Create your own unique face pot! Learn how to add details that will create quirky and fun characters. This could be based on a family member, famous person or a face that makes you smile. Ideal for a small succulent or small plant. The pot will be provided and ready to apply the decoration so no need to feel nervous about handling the clay. All materials and firing are included for one pot. All levels are welcome. This three-hour class focuses on the creation of face pots and planters using hand-building techniques.

 

 

 

Wednesday,  February 22 | Meet Kim @ Bell’Arte Concert Series

Featuring renowned violinist Rachel Barton Pine

7:00 – 9:00 PM 

 

 

Artist of the month, Kim Ferguson will live sculpt before the concert starts in the lobby. 

 

 

For more information & registration

for Kim’s events visit: 

 

 

 

 https://www.pompanobeacharts.org/baca/artists-in-residence/kim-ferguson

 

 

 

 

About the City of Pompano Beach Cultural Affairs Department:

The mission of the Cultural Affairs Department is to provide cultural programming that includes visual arts, digital media, music, film, theater, dance and public art for the enjoyment and enrichment of residents and visitors to Pompano Beach, Broward County, and the greater South Florida area. The department programs and manages the City’s premiere cultural arts venues including the Pompano Beach Cultural Center, Ali Cultural Arts Center, Bailey Contemporary Arts Center, and the Blanche Ely House Museum. The department also oversees the City’s Public Art Program and the prestigious National Endowment for the Arts’ Our Town grant awarded to the Pompano Beach Crossroads place-making arts initiative.

 

 

 

 

The City of Pompano Beach Cultural Affairs Department is delighted to relaunch its Artists in Residence (AiR) program at the historic Bailey Contemporary Arts Center (BaCA).  The AiR Program provides artists with studio space to create new work, collaborate with fellow resident artists, and engage with our community.

 

 

 

Bailey Contemporary Arts Center (BaCA) is operated by the City of Pompano Beach’s Cultural Affairs Department (PBCAD) which annually seeks participants for its Artists in Residence Program (AiR). As part of this program, eight studios at BaCA are available to individual artists for a nine-month period from October – June. The 2023 -2024 residency will be available for application in April 2023. Through this residency, PBCAD strives to cultivate an environment where artists can craft their talents and enhance their experience through artistic development and experimentation. The residency’s structure is therefore left relatively open to cater to individuality, spontaneity and collaboration. BaCA should be considered a safe space where all art forms, intellectual and creative pursuits, methods of artistic investigation, and aesthetic inquiry are accepted, nurtured, and celebrated. A dynamic environment will be created through the AiR Program – one that appeals to onlookers and attracts locals and visitors alike to watch the creative process unfold and see the latest output.

 

 

https://www.pompanobeacharts.org/bailey/artists-in-residence

 

 

 

For more information:

 

Pompano Beach Cultural Center

50 W Atlantic Blvd Pompano Beach, FL 33060

954-545-7800 • ccpompano.org

 

 

Bailey Contemporary Arts Center

41 NE 1 Street Pompano Beach, FL 33060

954-786-7879 • baileyarts.org

 

Pompano Beach Cultural Affairs Department

50 W Atlantic Blvd Pompano Beach, FL 33060

954-545-7800 • pompanobeacharts.org

 

 

 

 

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Learn all about Kim’s upcoming workshops and appearances at https://www.pompanobeacharts.org/baca/artists-in-residence/kim-ferguson

 

Elliott Museum Features 30+ Artists Of 2023 Martin County Open Studio Tour With Special Reception on Thursday, February 23. Mingle With The Artists, Enjoy The Music And Get A Preview Of The MCOST Studio Tour.

The Martin Artisans Guild and The Elliott Museum invite you to the 7th annual Preview Exhibit for the Martin County Open Studio Tour on Thursday, February 23.  The Opening Reception, featuring the art of over 30 artists will have live musichors d’oeuvres and a cash barThe artists of the 2023 tour will be on hand to talk about their work and encourage you to visit their Open Studios from 10 am to 5 pm on March 11 & 12 The Rickie Report shares the details and some sneak peeks. This exhibit will be available from February 23 through February 26, 2023.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Thursday, February 23, 2023

5:30  to  7:30 PM

Elliott Museum

825 N.E. Ocean Blvd.   Stuart, FL

 

 

Call us for any questions at 772.225.1961

 

 

The exhibit will be up from February 23 – 26, 2023  during museum hours.

 

 

 

Artwork by Lynn Morgan

 

 

 

 

FOR MORE DETAILS ABOUT THE STUDIO TOUR:

 

 

 

https://martinartisansguild.org/mcost-details

 

 

 

As you walk through this wonderful museum’s galleries, enjoy the live music, hors d’oeuvres and a cash bar. Meet the artists who will be participating in the upcoming Martin County Open Studio Tour, browse and buy original works of art including paintings, photography, sculpture, pastels, art-to-wear, one-of-a-kind jewelry pieces, unique glass works, and much more!

 

 

 

 

Emerald Pendant by Justin Klahne

 

 

 

 

 

About The  2023 Martin County Open Studio Tour:

Saturday   &   Sunday,  March   11 – 12, 2023

 

 

 

 

 

Once a year, the best artists in Martin County open their studios to the public and give you the opportunity to see the creative process in person!  We will provide a map to the artists’ studios, and you can visit as many of them as you would like. At the studios, you will be able to watch the artists creating their work, interact with them, learn about how they create and see their setup and materials. Some of the studios will be offering refreshments and special surprises. Don’t miss this opportunity to be a part of the thriving arts scene in Martin County!

 

 

 

 

 

“In the Beginning” by Eduardo Gomez

 

 

MEET    THE    ARTISTS

 

Eduardo Gomez
Kim Beltrame
Billie-Jo Thomson
Suzanne Connors
Jim & Tess Dirks
Renee Keil
Sally Browning Pearson
Marian Vitale
Mark Stall
MJ Dowling
Jane Lawton Baldridge
Michaelann Bellerjeau
Martha Quigley
Alex Akerberg Murray
Curt Whiticar
Laura Kay Darvill
Danuta Rothschild
Janis Clary
Maia Knowles
Geoffrey Smith
Barbara Bucci
James J. DeMartis
Ed Douglas
Cynthia Cooper
Deborah Bottorff
Judi Leblanc
Raymond Reiland
Dot Galfond
Lynn Morgan
Justin Klahne
Sue Klahne
Maria Miele
Carolyn Walsh
Mallo Bisset
Tepa Charles
Cheryl Cote
Dinija Berkien
Jacquelyn Roesch-Sanchez

 

 

 

 

For more information about this event, the Open Studio Tour, or membership:

 

mcost.org

 

 

 

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

Rickie Leiter, Publisher

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17019 SW Sapri Way   Port St. Lucie, FL 34986

 

 

 

 

17th Broward Quilt Expo Gets Underway With Call For Quilt Entries. Textile Lovers Save April 15 – 16 For This Biennial Event

The 17th Biennial Broward Quilt Expo (BQE) will feature over 30 vendors, 200 quilts on exhibit, Workshops, Quilt Sales, and Demos.  The Quilt Entry is Open to enter your quilts  (DEADLINE is MARCH 6) and this year’s Judge is Beverly Fine. There is a special “Get it Quilted Raffle ” for Hurricane Ian Relief!  Activities include free and ticketed events: Awards Ceremony, Friday, April 14; Workshops, Quilt Show and Marketplace Saturday and Sunday, April 15 – 16.  The Rickie Report shares the details and some sneak peeks!  Kudos to the 8 Quilt Guilds for combining their efforts to bring this to our area!

 

 

 

 

Charles F. Dodge City Center

601 City Center Way    Pembroke Pines, FL 33025

 

954.392.9480

Located near Sawgrass Expressway, Florida Turnpike, and I95

 

 

 

 

QUILT ENTRY

 

Enter your quilt to win cash prizes and ribbons.

Quilt Entry is currently open  –

 Closes on March 6 at midnight EST.

 

Entry is open to all members of the participating guilds

and non-guild members.

 

 

 

Click here for all details and entry

 

 

 

 

 

Admission   Ticket

 

View more than 200 quilts from around the South Florida area and many entries from out of state. Quilt displays include both Juried and Exhibit only quilts. Traditional, Modern and Art Quilts are on Display.

 

 

 

 

Tickets are $10 daily    Purchase a 2 Day ticket for $20

Group Rates are available (please email Chairman@browardquiltexpo.com)

All Sales are Final

 

 

 

 

 

Get it Quilted” Raffle

Each ticket has two chances to win. Drawing Feb. 15, 2023. Winners get their quilt tops quilted at the show. Any size up to Queen. You pick the overall pattern and the thread. 50% of proceeds will be donated to Hurricane Ian Relief. License CH34056.

 

 

 

 

 

Awards   Ceremony   

Friday- April 14

 

 

 7 – 9 pm

 Charles F Dodge City Center

$15.00  Includes one drink (wine, soda, water, tea, coffee)

Cash bar for additional beverages.

Enjoy a private 1 hour showing of the Quilt Show.

 

 

Register here

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

New in 2023  Expanded Demonstration Area

 

 

 

 

 

Vendors as of publication time:

 

Martelli’s; Tops – Brother Machine Demo; June Colburn;

Elevate MD; Boozecruiser Planners; Kate Mitchell;

Kianga Art; Once Upon a Quilt

 

We will offer 2 areas on the show floor, with longer demos time slots Vendors that offer demos see a significant increase in booth sales.

Book early and get your choice of time slots.
Larger Booth 10″ x 10″

 

 

Promotions of demos starting one month prior of event leading up to show days.

 

 

Shopping is always a large part of the BQE experience, and we know you will want to join us for what is shaping up to be a landmark show for us! Vendor booths filled up fast in 2021 and we are expecting more demand for 2023.

Secure your spot or get more information call or email us today: Linda Esposito Vendors@browardquiltexpo.com   954-648-1921

 

 

 

 

VOLUNTEER

 

 

The Broward Quilt Expo is 100% volunteer quilt show of 8 sister guilds in the South Florida region. With over 200 quilts on display, awards ceremony, vendor booth, basket walk, charity raffles and 2 demonstration areas.

 

 

 

 

 

Volunteer for the show. It takes many hands to make it happen, Teenagers are welcome (with parents) to earn volunteer hours.

Volunteers needed for set-up, quilt collection, judging, admissions, white glove, basket walk and general help.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Artists Eye Gallery & Boutique In Lake Worth Offers Oil/Acrylic Classes, Watercolor Classes And Drawing Classes Plus A New Exhibit, “Communicate”, Exploring What Art Means To You

The Artists Eye Gallery & Boutique invites you to its 2023  SEASON exploring “Communicate: How Does Art Speak To You?” on view NOW through Saturday, February 4, 2023.  Also NEW: Watercolor Classes with Ed Bianchi (Start February 1); Drawing Classes with Darcy Doiel (Start February 1); Oil/Acrylic Painting Classes with Lynn Peterson (Start February 4).   Browse the Boutique for one-of-a-kind affordable handmade gifts. The Rickie Report shares the details and some sneak peeks here.

  

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Quick View of Gallery

 

 

 

 

Free  Admission  and  Parking

Gallery Hours:   Tuesday thru Sunday    Noon – 4 pm

Show runs January 10 To February 4, 2023

 

 

 

 

J  O  I  N         U  S  !

 

 

 

 

For more information  about this exhibit, future exhibits, classes, workshops, or membership:

604 Lucerne Avenue    Lake Worth, FL  33460

561.586.6666     lwartleague.org

 

Gallery Hours:   Tuesday thru Sunday    Noon – 4 pm

 

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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Aya Fiber Studio Announces A Season Full Of Workshops And Classes For All Levels Of Experience From International And Nationally Renown Fiber Artists

Suzanne Connors and Aya Fiber Studio has a full season of classes and workshops for 2023 for all levels of experience with regional, international and nationally known instructors who are experts in their fields. Studio time is also available for your own projects. Bring a group of friends and create together!  Shop in the boutique for one-of-a-kind textiles, wearable art pieces, and functional artworks.  The Rickie Report shares the details and sneak peeks of the workshops.  

 

 

 

 

 

170 NE Dixie Highway      Stuart, FL 34994

www.ayafiberstudio.com              suzanne@ayafiberstudio.com  

336.693.4606

 

 

 

 

 

 

TAKE   AN   IN – STUDIO  WORKSHOP

 

 

January  2023

 

 

 

 

 

STITCHES IN TIME; DEVELOPING A DAILY FIBER ART PRACTICE 1/16/2023-1/20/2023 Lisa Binkle

https://ayafiberstudio.corsizio.com/…/62e2db1024b9f7af8…

 

 

JOOMCHI AND BEYOND 1/24/2023 – 1/28/2023 Jiyoung Chung https://ayafiberstudio.corsizio.com/…/62f16b99a6cba0139…

 

 

 

SHIBORI AND COLOR ARE MY OBSESSION 1/30/2023 – 2/3/2023 Doshi- Nancy Jo Smith https://ayafiberstudio.corsizio.com/…/62f3c8b7a6cba071f…

 

 

 

February 2023

 

 

 

ECO PRINT ON LEATHER 2/6/2023 – 2/9/2023 M. Theresa Brown https://ayafiberstudio.corsizio.com/…/62f3d857a6cba02a8…

 

 

 

FIBER FUN: From Ideas to Formation… 2/13/2023 – 2/17/2023 MERILL COMEAU

https://ayafiberstudio.corsizio.com/…/62f3dc60a6cba0b0b…

 

 

 

INTRO TO SHIBORI and INDIGO 2/20/2023 10:00 Suzanne Connors https://ayafiberstudio.corsizio.com/…/62df319e24b9f775b…

 

 

SUBTRACTIONS and ADDITIONS 2/27/2023 – 3/3/2023 ELIN NOBLE

https://ayafiberstudio.corsizio.com/…/62f3ea1ea6cba0937…

 

 

March  2023

 

 

BOJAGI – THE ART OF WRAPPING CLOTHS   3/13/2023 -3/15/2023 YOUNGMIN LEE https://ayafiberstudio.corsizio.com/…/62f520c75440bbc0e…

 

 

 

SAEKSILNUBI 3/16/2023-3/17/2023 YOUNGMIN LEE https://ayafiberstudio.corsizio.com/…/62f524ad5440bb376…

 

 

3 + WAY NUNO FELT SHAWL 3/27/2023 – 3/28/2023 Marjolaine Arsenault https://ayafiberstudio.corsizio.com/…/62f52d9c5440bb0af…

 

 

 

 

NUNO FELT VEST 3/29/2023 – 3/31/2023 Marjolaine Arsenault https://ayafiberstudio.corsizio.com/…/62f531045440bb04f…

 

 

April   2023

 

 

 

 

SASHIKO, MENDING,AND HITOMEZASHI STITCHING 4/1/2023 = 4/3/2023 ATSUSHI FUTATSUYA

https://ayafiberstudio.corsizio.com/…/62f538135440bb95f…

 

 

EXPLORATIONS IN SHIBORI 4/4/2023 = 4/8/2023 Ana Lisa Hedstrom https://ayafiberstudio.corsizio.com/…/62f53bd55440bb396…

 

 

 

 

INTRO TO SHIBORI and INDIGO 4/17/2023 Suzanne Connors

https://ayafiberstudio.corsizio.com/…/62df32b224b9f7233…

 

 

FOLLOWING THE TRADITION: ROZOME/ JAPANESE BATIK IMAGE MAKING 4/19/2023 – 4/23/2023 Kiranada Benjamin

https://ayafiberstudio.corsizio.com/…/62f55c5a5440bb5e5…

 

 

 

KATAZOME: JAPANESE PASTE RESIST 4/25- 4/28/2023 Suzanne Connors

https://ayafiberstudio.corsizio.com/…/630b965d61d3a96b6…

 

 

 

May  2023

 

 

OUT OF THE BLUE | SHIBORI AND NATURAL INDIGO 5/1/2023 – 5/5/2023 Suzanne Connors https://ayafiberstudio.corsizio.com/…/62f564345440bb85f…

 

 

 

SPRING RESIDENCY- INDEPENDENT STUDY 5/8- 5/12/2023 SELF GUIDED

https://ayafiberstudio.corsizio.com/…/630b944b61d3a928e…

 

 

 

INTRO TO ECO-PRINT 5/15/2023 Suzanne Connors https://ayafiberstudio.corsizio.com/…/62f564345440bb85f…

 

 

3 DAY BOTANICAL PRINT WORKSHOP 5/16/2023 -5/18/2023 Suzanne Connors https://ayafiberstudio.corsizio.com/…/62dfe05c24b9f72b7…

 

 

June- October : BLUE IN THE MOUNTAINS

https://www.ayafiberstudio.com/blue-in-the-mountains

 

 

 

SCHEDULE OPEN STUDIO

https://www.ayafiberstudio.com/open-studio-appointments

 

 

VISIT   OUR   BOUTIQUE!

 

 

 

 

For more details about these events, classes, upcoming workshops and opportunities to explore creative fabric design:

 

Contact Suzanne Connors at: (336) 693-4606

 www.ayafiberstudio.com

www.facebook.com/ayafiberstudio?fref=ts

 

 

 

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Pompano Beach Cultural Affairs Department Presents “Darcy Roberts: Retrospective Of Mosaics And Acrylic Painting” As Darcy Offers Multiple Events January Through Mid-February

The City of Pompano Beach Cultural Affairs Department continues its Artists in Residence (AiR) program with January artist, Darcy Roberts in “Darcy Roberts: Retrospective of Mosaics and Abstract Painting”.  A prolific creator, she explores and expresses ideas through several mediums including mosaic tile, fused glass, encaustic paint, acrylic paint, found objects, and collages/assemblage/resin.    With events at various venues, Darcy will offer live painting, a Vision Board workshop, Paint & Sip, a Mixed Media Class, and much more (including making a mosaic necklace!).  The Rickie Report shares the details of Darcy’s events, some sneak peeks of her images, and information to become an AiR.

 

 

POMPANO      BEACH      CULTURAL    AFFAIRS      

 

DEPARTMENT

 

 

 

   P  R  E  S  E  N  T  S:

 

 

 

“Darcy Roberts:

 

 

Retrospective of Mosaics  &  Abstract Painting”

 

 

 

Artist    In    Residence:

 

DARCY   ROBERTS

 

 

 

The exhibitions and receptions are free and open to the public

 

 

 

 

Darcy Roberts

 

 

 

 

Bailey Contemporary Arts Center (BaCA) in Pompano Beach is proud to introduce their January Artist of the Month, Darcy Roberts! The prolific creator explores and expresses ideas through several mediums including mosaic tile, fused glass, encaustic paint, acrylic paint, found objects, and collages/assemblage/resin.  “Darcy Roberts: Retrospective of Mosaics and Abstract Painting” will be featured at BaCA during Old Town Untapped on and at a variety of other events, listed below. 

 

 

 

DARCY’S      SCHEDULE      OF      EVENTS:

 

 

 Friday, January 6  | Old Town Untapped  

6 – 10 pm

 

Roberts was selected to be part of the new Artists in Residence (AiR) Program at BaCA, which provides artists with studio space to create new work, collaborate with fellow resident artists, and engage with our community.

 

 

 

Thursday, January  12  

Live Painting At Taste of Jazz 

 

 

7  –  8:30 pm  

At 

 

Bailey Contemporary Arts

 

 

41 NE 1st Street, Pompano Beach, FL 33060

954-786-7879 • baileyarts.org

 

 

 

Saturday, January 14 | Create a Vision Workshop  

11 am – 2:30  pm

 

Darcy will be conducting a workshop to creating a vision board for inspiration for the New Year 2023. A Vision Board is an artistic visual collage with pictures and words of your goals and biggest dreams for the New Year and your future. The Law of Attraction is attracting what you want! Imagine yourself actually doing it. What would my ideal life look like if there were NO obstacles? What are my deepest desires no matter how big the dreams are? All Supplies Included, all ages are welcomed. No experience necessary.

 

 

 

At

 

Bailey Contemporary Arts

41 NE 1st Street, Pompano Beach, FL 33060

954-786-7879 • baileyarts.org

 

 

 

 

 

Mosaic by Darcy Roberts

 

 

Darcy is inspired by color, movement, and nature. Having lived in London, England; Landau, Germany; and Barcelona, Spain, she enjoys experimenting, and her art is constantly evolving. Known for her mixed media tile works featured in public spaces, she has been commissioned to create large scale mosaic murals by schools, office buildings, and The Phoenix Children’s Hospital, among others, and has exhibited at the prestigious L.A. Art Show in 2020.

 

 

Having recently moved to Pompano Beach from Redondo Beach, California, Roberts is excited about her residency at BaCA, where she is focusing on the labor-intensive process of creating mini mosaics that will be used in a future large-scale mosaic mural.   She tells The Rickie Report, “I am often asked why I work with so many different mediums. With mosaic tile, I can create long lasting enduring public works of art; with encaustic paints I get to melt, carve, scrape, and embed items; each medium I explore with has limitations and boundaries, so I push and play in different ways.”

 

 

 

 

Wednesday,  January 18th |  

Paint & Sip with a Twist with Darcy

6  – 9 pm

 

 

Join Darcy for a Mosaic Necklace Art class, where she will show and guide participants how to create necklace art in 3 hours. Sip wine while making a delightful Mosaic necklace. You will be proud to wear and show off this piece once you finish. Each participant will receive 1 free drink ticket for wine or beer; additional drinks may be purchased. No experience necessary. All materials will be supplied.

 

At

Bailey Contemporary Arts

41 NE 1st Street, Pompano Beach, FL 33060

954-786-7879 • baileyarts.org

 

 

 

Saturday, January 21 |  Mixed Media Art Class

11   AM-   1  PM  

 

 

 

Join Bailey Contemporary Arts’ Artist of the Month Darcy Roberts in this professionally led demonstration with a high-energy environment accompanied by drinks. Supplies are provided. Each participant will receive 1 free drink ticket for wine or beer; additional drinks may be purchased. Darcy will demonstrate how to create a mixed media collage using a variety of papers and adhesives (magazine cutouts and rubber stamps). The collage will be approximately 12″ X 12″ on Foam Core. Darcy will show how many ordinary household items can be used to create daily visual journals. She will also explain how this relates to mosaic tile art.

 

 

At

 

Pompano Beach Cultural Center Library 

50 W Atlantic Blvd Pompano Beach, FL 33060

954-545-7800 • ccpompano.org

 

 

 

Wednesday, January 25th | Lunch w/an Artist

12:15  – 1: 15 pm

A special Lunch with Art session including a hands-on project led by Darcy.

 

At

Bailey Contemporary Arts

41 NE 1st Street, Pompano Beach, FL 33060

954-786-7879 • baileyarts.org

 

 

 

 

 

Mosaic by Darcy Roberts

 

 

Saturday, February 11  &  Saturday, February 18 |  

Mosaics 101 Workshop

 

 10  AM – 3  PM 

 

At 

 

 

Bailey Contemporary Arts

41 NE 1st Street, Pompano Beach, FL 33060

954-786-7879 • baileyarts.org

 

 

For more information & registration

for Darcy’s events visit: 

https://www.pompanobeacharts.org/baca/artists-in-residence/darcy-roberts

 

 

About the City of Pompano Beach Cultural Affairs Department:

The mission of the Cultural Affairs Department is to provide cultural programming that includes visual arts, digital media, music, film, theater, dance and public art for the enjoyment and enrichment of residents and visitors to Pompano Beach, Broward County, and the greater South Florida area. The department programs and manages the City’s premiere cultural arts venues including the Pompano Beach Cultural Center, Ali Cultural Arts Center, Bailey Contemporary Arts Center, and the Blanche Ely House Museum. The department also oversees the City’s Public Art Program and the prestigious National Endowment for the Arts’ Our Town grant awarded to the Pompano Beach Crossroads place-making arts initiative.

 

 

 

 

The City of Pompano Beach Cultural Affairs Department is delighted to relaunch its Artists in Residence (AiR) program at the historic Bailey Contemporary Arts Center (BaCA).  The AiR Program provides artists with studio space to create new work, collaborate with fellow resident artists, and engage with our community.

 

 

 

Bailey Contemporary Arts Center (BaCA) is operated by the City of Pompano Beach’s Cultural Affairs Department (PBCAD) which annually seeks participants for its Artists in Residence Program (AiR). As part of this program, eight studios at BaCA are available to individual artists for a nine-month period from October – June. The 2023 -2024 residency will be available for application in April 2023. Through this residency, PBCAD strives to cultivate an environment where artists can craft their talents and enhance their experience through artistic development and experimentation. The residency’s structure is therefore left relatively open to cater to individuality, spontaneity and collaboration. BaCA should be considered a safe space where all art forms, intellectual and creative pursuits, methods of artistic investigation, and aesthetic inquiry are accepted, nurtured, and celebrated. A dynamic environment will be created through the AiR Program – one that appeals to onlookers and attracts locals and visitors alike to watch the creative process unfold and see the latest output.

 

 

https://www.pompanobeacharts.org/bailey/artists-in-residence

 

 

 

For more information:

 

Pompano Beach Cultural Center

50 W Atlantic Blvd Pompano Beach, FL 33060

954-545-7800 • ccpompano.org

 

 

Bailey Contemporary Arts Center

41 NE 1 Street Pompano Beach, FL 33060

954-786-7879 • baileyarts.org

 

Pompano Beach Cultural Affairs Department

50 W Atlantic Blvd Pompano Beach, FL 33060

954-545-7800 • pompanobeacharts.org

 

 

 

 

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Rickie Leiter, Publisher

Rickie@therickiereport.com   561-537-0291

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Martin Artisans Guild Kicks Off 2023 On January 4 With “Kaleidoscope” At The Palm Room In Stuart. Mark Your Calendars For A Special “Meet The Artists” On February 1, 2023

The Martin Artisans Guild kicks off 2023 with “Kaleidoscope”, an exhibit that will mesmerize all of your senses in The Palm Room Art Gallery and Artisans Boutique located in Stuart’s Harbour Bay Plaza. Enjoy the Opening Reception on Wednesday, January 4, 2023, featuring live music, cash bar and the delectable appetizers for which the Guild has become known.  A second opportunity to get to know the people behind the art takes place on Wednesday, February 1st, at a “Meet the Artists” event.  The Rickie Report shares the details and some sneak peeks.

 

 

 

 

Palm     Room     Art     Gallery    &    Artisans    Boutique

 

 

Gallery Hours: Tuesdays to Saturdays from Noon to 6 pm

 

 

 3746 SE Ocean Blvd.  Stuart, FL

 Sewall’s Point in Harbour Bay Plaza (east end of the Plaza, near Stringers Tavern & Oyster Bar)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Show runs January 4 through March 4, 2023

 

 

 

Opening Reception

Wednesday January 4

5:30 – 7:30 PM

 

 “Meet the Artists”

 Wednesday, February 1st   from 4 – 6  pm

 

 

 

 

 

While you’re enjoying the fabulous show, be sure to check out the very special and one-of-a-kind items in the Artisans Boutique – you’ll find great Valentines gifts for the special person on your list!  

 

 

Meet    the    Artists:

 

 

Barb Bucci

Caryl Pomales

Denise Jackson

Doreen Lepore

Dot Galfond

Glen Allen

Jacquelyn Roesch-Sanchez

Jane Lawton Baldridge

Kim Beltrame

Lynn Morgan

Margarita Nielsen-Palacios

Maria Miele

Michaelann Bellerjeau

Patricia Pasbrig

Renee Keil

Sally Browning Pearson

 

 

 

 

 

For more information, visit www.martinartisansguild.org.

 

 

For more information about the Open Studio Tour, events, or membership:

The Martin Artisans Guild

A FLORIDA 501(c)3 NON-PROFIT

The Martin Artisans Guild was created to nurture the production of Fine Art and Craft, increase awareness of local art, facilitate development and networking among Working Artists and create marketing venues for our members.·        

  • To promote Martin County, Florida as a center of art.
  • To provide opportunity for artists to exhibit original work to the public.
  • To develop a sense of shared community and support among artists.
  • To foster the concept that success for one artist benefits all artists.
  • To present Artists’ Open Studios as a venue for purchasing art.

 

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Rickie Leiter, Publisher

Rickie@therickiereport.com   561-537-0291

17019 SW Sapri Way   Port St. Lucie, FL 34986

 

Wellington Art Society Features Ralph Papa As Guest Speaker At December 14 Meeting. Meet All Of The Artists And Enjoy Ralph’s Presentation

The Wellington Art Society will feature plein air painter and gallery ownerRalph Papa for their December 14, 2022 meeting. The meeting and presentation will take place at the Wellington Community Center. The meeting includes a meet and greet, a member spotlight, a brief meeting and Ralph’s presentation about his personal journey with art and the importance of art in Palm Beach County and beyond.  The Rickie Report shares the details and some sneak peeks. The public is welcome!

 

 

 

Public Is Invited To

 

Wellington Art Society Meeting

 

Wednesday,  December 14, 2022

 

5:30 pm

 

 

 

Wellington  Community  Center

 

12150 Forest Hill Blvd.   Wellington, FL

 

 

 

PRESENTING:

 

 

RALPH     PAPA

 

 

 

 

Open to members and non-members

 

 

For more information contact: Laura Jaffe, presidentofwas@gmail.com

 

 COVID-19 protocols will be observed. 

 

 

 

 

Ralph Papa painting en plein air

 

 

 

Born and raised in New York City’s East Harlem, Ralph Papa has had a life-long fascination with drawing and painting. His natural talent led him to study art and architecture at Queens College and City College of New York. He also spent his evenings painting with the Art Students League. By the early 1980’s, Papa was regularly painting en plein air in the Hudson Valley and Long Island Hamptons and later in Southeast Florida. In 2003, he discovered a passion for teaching and began offering drawing, painting and plein air workshops throughout Palm Beach County. 

 

 

 

 

 

Ralph Papa painting en plein air in Italy

 

 

 

In addition to being a visual artist, Papa is also an art activist through his work with local art organizations. He is co-founder of Plein Air Palm Beach, and a Signature Member and Past President of the Artists Guild of the Boca Raton Museum of Art. Papa also has painted in France and Italy and has been instrumental in Boynton Beach becoming a “Sister City” with Farindola in the Abruzzo Region of Italy. 

 

 

 

 

“By The Tracks” by Ralph Papa

 

 

A prolific painter, Papa’s subjects range from real and imagined themes, figurative, portraits and plein air painting. He says, “I’m more fascinated with the actual process of creating an artwork, finding it energizing and even more fulfilling than arriving at the end product of the finished work.” 

 

 

 

Ralph Papa painting some finishing touches on a painting

 

 

Ralph Papa’s artworks are in public and private collections across the United States, Canada and Europe and can be viewed at plein air The Artists Association in Boca Raton, The Neighborhood Gallery in Boynton Beach and on his website at https://www.ralphpapa.com

 

 

 

The Wellington Art Society is a non-profit charitable organization in its 41st year. It is open to artists of all mediums and patrons of the arts, allowing both local and regional artists to display their artwork in local galleries, interact with other artists and serve the community through their art. For further information about the Wellington Art Society, please visit www.wellingtonartsociety.org

 

 

 

 

 

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Rickie@therickiereport.com   561-537-0291

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Artists Of Palm Beach County Joins The New Studio For The Visual Arts To Present “Art Showcase & Holiday Sale, Give The Gift Of Art” Opens Tonight Through December 22 With Special Events On Saturdays, December 3rd and 10th

Artists of Palm Beach County, Inc. (APBC) is pleased to announce that it will be joining The New Studio For The Visual Arts in presenting “Art Showcase & Holiday Sale, Give the Gift of Art.”  The Art Show runs from December 2, 2022 through December 22, 2022, and APBC is excited to take part in two Special Saturdays, December 3rd and 10th when the Gallery will be open from 11AM to 4PM giving everyone the opportunity to find the perfect gift of art. The Rickie Report shares the details and some sneak peeks.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

The work of a number of artists in a variety of mediums including oils, pastels, and watercolors plus photography, drawings, jewelry, mixed media, collage, glass, ceramics and books will be displayed on tables as well as the paintings that cover the walls. Treat yourself and your loved ones to art this season.

Give   art   for   the   holidays!

 

 

Gift certificates for Classes and Workshops will be available! 

 

For directions or other gallery information, call 561-295-5712

www.thenewstudiova.net

561.295.5712

 

 

 

 

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

Rickie@therickiereport.com

561-537-0291  

17019 SW Sapri Way  Port St. Lucie, FL 34986