Laura Kay Whiticar Darvill Takes Wire Wrapped Stones, Sea Glass, And Gems To A Higher Level

When you look at Laura Kay Whiticar Darvill‘s wire wrapped jewelry necklaces, bracelets, and earrings, you wonder how her fingers make the wires into such intricate motifs! For the month of December, she will be one of the featured artists in the Palm Room in StuartLaura Kay also fabricates jewelry using silver clay, offering unique, one-of-a-kind pendants and earrings.  Stop by and meet Laura Kay and watch her as she creates on Thursday, December 19; Friday, December 20; and Friday, January 3.  Much of her work is influenced by her passion for the ocean.  The Rickie Report shares the details and some sneak peeks of Laura Kay’s jewelry – and reminds you that gift-giving is the perfect time to choose from her selection!  She also hosts jewelry parties!

 

 

 

 

​J e w e l r y     By    W h i t i c a r

 

 

 

 

 

Laura Kay Whiticar Darvill 

 

 

 


 

 

At  

The  Palm  Room in  Harbour Bay  Plaza

3778 SE Ocean Boulevard   Stuart, Florida

 

 

MEET     THE     ARTIST:

Thursday, December 19:    

3:30 – 7 pm

 

Friday, December 20:

Noon – 3:30 pm

 

 Friday, January 3:

 3:30 – 7 pm

 

 

 

Regular Gallery Hours:

Wednesdays – Saturdays

Noon to 7 pm

Through the month of December

 

 

 

 

One of a Kind Bracelets by Laura Kay Whiticar Darvill

 

 

 

Laura Kay tells The Rickie Report, “My jewelry artist journey started about ten years ago on a cruise ship.  Some friends on the cruise talked me into going to a jewelry class even though I was completely uninterested. I went with the group, and was convinced I would not enjoy it. We made a simple pair of earrings and, amazingly, I was “hooked”.  I came home and immediately started taking classes , including the William Holland Lapidary School of the Arts”.

 

 

“Combining several media often creates interesting results.  I enjoy the challenge of working with silver clay, forming and soldering silver sheet, and wire wrap along with the objects such as gemstones”. 

 

 

 

Wire Wrapped pendants by Laura Kay Whiticar Darvill

 

 

TRR:   Please tell us about the variety of elements you use in creating your one-of-a-kind jewelry pieces.  

LKWD:

There is a variety of processes that can be incorporated into making jewelry.  After participating in quite a few classes in various methods, I came to the conclusion that two of the areas especially captured my interest:  wire wrapping and silver metal clay.

Wire wrapping jewelry is made using no solder, heat or glue.  The design of the wire is incorporated into the jewelry and can be the focal point of the piece.  Wire wrapped jewelry allows me to incorporate a variety of objects such as beads, pearls, gemstones, coins, crystals, beach coral, shells, sea glass, and fused glass into jewelry.  I really enjoy custom orders, and my favorite custom orders are those in which I incorporate meaningful objects into jewelry especially for someone.  These have included a small meteorite, sea glass found on a special beach, and a 25th anniversary commemorative coin.  Unless I have a specific request for another type of wire, I use sterling silver or gold filled wire for the wire wrapped jewelry.

 

Silver Clay pendants by Laura Kay Whiticar Darvill

 

 

 

Silver clay is formed from very tiny particles of pure silver along with some liquid and filler. The clay must be formed and shaped within about 10 minutes as it hardens quickly as it air dries.  When it is fully dry, it is hard (similar to pottery) and can be refined and embellished.  It is then baked in a kiln at 1650 degrees for about two hours.  After cooling, it can be polished and finished with patina (if desired). The result is a pure silver piece that is about 85% of the original size.  

 

My favorite type of jewelry using silver clay is my menagerie of animals, especially sea creatures which I have made.  This collection includes Bill the Pelican, Oscar the Octopus, and, my newest, Fiona the Flamingo.

 

 

 

 

Unique wire wrapped pendant by Laura Kay Whiticar Darvill

 

 

TRR:  Each piece of your jewelry seems to tell a story!

LKWD:

 

I have two main objectives in my jewelry making.  First, I enjoy creating and implementing new designs!!  The potential is limitless!!  Secondly, it is always a pleasure when people come up and tell me how much they enjoy wearing my jewelry.  Sometimes they seek me out at an event to show me they are wearing some of “my” jewelry.  Frequently they will explain how they have specific outfits they wear or occasions they attend wearing my jewelry.  If they feel special, then I do also!   I am really having so much fun learning new skills and creating jewelry!!

 

I really enjoy making custom jewelry.  I have gemstones, cabochons, coral, sea glass, and beads available for use in jewelry.  If you wish to come to the studio and pick out objects to be used for a custom piece, please contact me.  In addition, I make custom pieces using your items.  If you have a memento or treasure that has been sitting in a drawer or on a shelf, consider having it turned into “wearable art.”  The possibilities are endless: maybe you have a cherished stone, sea glass, or shell from the beach, or a coin from another country, beads from a special bracelet, or even a ceramic piece from a broken bowl that could be used as a pendant or incorporated into a bracelet or earrings.  Almost anything that is a reasonable size can be used in your special piece of jewelry. 

 

 

My jewelry incorporates sterling silver, pure silver and jewelers gold into pendants, earrings, bracelets, rings and necklaces.  This often features gemstones, fused glass, lamp work beads and other materials. The creation of custom jewelry is a special joy for me. Often this means taking someone’s favorite memento and turning it into an object that can be worn and enjoyed.  Much of my work is influenced by a passion for the ocean. 

 

 

 

Wire wrapped pendants by Laura Kay Whiticar Darvil include fused glass, semi-precious stones, sea glass and coral.

 

 

TRR:  You are a creative role model for people who think they can’t create!

LKWD:

I began creating jewelry ten years ago.  I have attended the William Holland Lapidary School of the Arts classes for eight years, plus several classes at the St. Lucie Rock and Gem Club, as well as participated in several national workshops and convention. I’m a member of the St. Lucie Rock and Gem Club, the Martin Artisans Guild, and the Arts Council of Martin County, all local organizations promoting the creation of art.  I’m also a member of the Alliance for Metal Clay Arts Worldwide (AMCAW) and the Southeastern Federation of Mineralogical Society.  My father, Curt Whiticar, was an oil painter and a boat builder.  His influence included the importance of hard work and perseverance, creativity in art, and enjoyment of nature.  He was very interested in art and enjoyed making suggestions to me regarding my work.  While my children were growing up, I had a career as a mathematics teacher.  After retirement, I learned sign language and enjoyed traveling (especially if it included a boat or ship.)

 

 

TRR:  To learn more about and from Laura Kay, we urge our readers to sign up for her newsletter.  She takes us to places we’ve never been and gives us insight!

LKWD:

 

 

Newsletter:  Whiticar Waves

The newsletter is sent out about every three weeks.It features some interesting ideas and facts that applies to the type of jewelry I make, especially focusing on recent new discoveries and processes.In addition, I post information regarding other art opportunities in the area.  To receive the newsletter,  just request and send your email address and name to jewelrybywhiticar@gmail.com or request in person.

 

 

 

 

Website:

My website is jewelrybywhiticar.com   My website features my jewelry, however I do not sell on the website.  You are welcome to contact me if you wish more information about the jewelry.  

 

My jewelry is available at:

Geoffrey Smith Gallery in downtown Stuart

Geoffrey Smith Studio in Port Salerno

The Emporium at the Elliott Museum on Hutchison Island in Stuart

The Palm Room at Harbor Bay Plaza (for December)

My Studio – by appointment only (contact me)

 

Jewelry Parties:  

Host a fun afternoon or evening with family or friends.  I can either set up a jewelry party in your location or mine.  If you sent host at your location, you will provide drinks and refreshments.  If I host in my studio location, I will provide drinks and light refreshments.  I have several games (jewelry related) and/or the attendees may just wish to mingle and socialize.  I will make a formal presentation of my jewelry if requested, and I will have jewelry for sale.  The hostess will receive a gift of a bracelet, pendant, or earrings of her choice in addition to a percentage of the sales credit towards other jewelry.   

 

 

 

 

 

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

17019 SW Sapri Way   Port St. Lucie, FL 34986

 

 

 

Whitespace Holiday Boutique Helps You Share The Joy Of Gift Giving, December 13, 14, 15

Join Elayne Mordes and Whitespace Collection for a Holiday Season Boutique on Friday, December 13, Saturday, December 14, and Sunday, December 15 at Whitespace in West Palm Beach.  The Rickie Report shares the details and some sneak peeks.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

For more information please visit:

www.whitespacecollection.com

or email: whitespace@mordes.net

 

 

 

 

 

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

17019 SW Sapri Way   Port St. Lucie, FL 34986

 

 

 

Artists’ Guild Of Boca Museum Of Art Announces “A Special Holiday Evening” On Thursday, December 19. Enjoy Art, Wine, Refreshments, Music. Open To The Public

The Artists’ Guild of the Boca Museum of Art invites the public to a “Special Holiday Evening” on Thursday,  December 19 during the Opening Reception to see the newest artworks in the gallery. The public is invited to this FREE event. Enjoy wine, refreshments, holiday music, and meet the artists! Admission FREE to the public.  The Rickie Report shares the details here.

 

 

 

 

 

 

2910 N. Federal Hwy   Boca Raton, FL 33431  (In Elegance Plaza)

bocamuseum.org       guild@bocamuseum.org

Gallery Hours:  TUE – SAT: 10AM – 6PM      SUN: 1 – 5PM

561.278.7877

 

 

 

ARTISTS   GUILD   GALLERY

THURSDAY,   DECEMBER 19

 

 

6 –  8   PM

 

Free admission & Parking /  Open to the Public

2910 N. Federal Hwy   Boca Raton, FL 33431    (In Elegance Plaza)

 

 

 

 

 

For detailed information about these events, future exhibits, and membership, please visit:

 

bocamuseum.org

bocamuseum.org/artistsguild

For more information:

Steve Nash:  spnash@aol.com

 

 

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

17019 SW Sapri Way   Port St. Lucie, FL 34986

 

 

Is An Art Adventure On Your Bucket List? Join Whitespace The Mordes Collection In London For The Experience Of A Lifetime

Sign up NOW to visit London in style with Whitespace The Mordes Collection! The Rickie Report shares the newest details, including a private back lot visit to a night at Covent Opera Garden, private tours, and more.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

For more information:  www.whitespacecollection.com

 

 

 

 

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

17019 SW Sapri Way   Port St. Lucie, FL 34986

 

 

 

Whitespace The Mordes Collection Announces Dream Wish List For Holiday Gifting December 13 – 15

Join Elayne Mordes and Whitespace Collection for your Holiday Shopping on Friday, December 13, Saturday, December 14, and Sunday, December 15 at Whitespace in West Palm Beach.  The Rickie Report shares the details and some sneak peeks.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

For more information please visit:

www.whitespacecollection.com

or email: whitespace@mordes.net

 

 

 

 

 

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

17019 SW Sapri Way   Port St. Lucie, FL 34986

 

 

 

 

 

Join McMow Art Glass For Their Annual Holiday Sale, Free Demos, New Class Schedule On Saturday, December 14

McMow Art Glass’ Annual Holiday Party and Sale on Saturday, December 14th will offer BIG discounts, Complimentary Demos and Festive treats!  Sign up for classes and get 20% off!  The Rickie Report shares the details and some sneak peeks.  

 

 

 

 

 

 

701 N Dixie Hwy, Lake Worth, FL

561-585-9011   www.mcmow.com
https://www.facebook.com/McMowArtGlass/

 

 

 

 

 

 

Join McMow Art Glass for their annual Holiday Sale!

Saturday, December 14, 2019

9 am- 6 pm

 

 

Festive Holiday Treats and Refreshments will be served ALL DAY!

 

Check out one of our FREE DEMONSTRATIONS happening throughout the day!

 

 

 

Have you been interested in trying out the glass arts or learning a new hobby?!?

Well, this is the PERFECT time… all of our classes will be 20% OFF!

 

NEW CLASS SCHEDULE will be released the day of the sale and there will be classes available for ALL SKILL LEVELS.

 

 

DISCOUNTS INCLUDE:

25% OFF ALL GLASS!!!
20% OFF CLASSES & WORKSHOP TIME
15% OFF MATERIALS & SUPPLIES
15% OFF JEN-KEN KILNS (pick up at McMow only)
10% OFF INLAND GRINDERS & GRYPHON ZEPHYR RING SAW

Every purchase of $100 or more will be entered to win a $50 gift certificate!

 

Schedule of Demonstrations:

10:30 -11:30 am
Randy Wardell of Wardell Publications

 

 

 

Randy Wardell of Wardell Publications and Products will be joining us to demonstrate his wildly successful and popular Glass Tattoo Stencil System, including the recently released stabilizer device which makes the process even more of a breeze. Every demo attendee will be entered to win a FREE raffle!

 

 

1 -2 pm
Lead Came with Jurgen Grauer

 

 

 

 

 

 

McMow master craftsman Jurgen Grauer will demonstrate how to build a stained glass panel using came and putty the way it has been done for over 500 years. Jurgen will discuss how to cut the glass, size the came, and finish off the panel to last a hundred years. Every demo attendee will be entered to win a FREE raffle!

 

 

3 – 4 pm

Stained Glass Painting with Jordan Day

 

 

Glass painting is a beautiful and intricate technique that has been used for hundreds of years to add detail in stained glass pieces. McMow master artist and lead glass painter, Jordan Day, will discuss and demonstrate the technique. Participants will also learn how glass painting can be applied to stained, fused, and mosaic art glass. Every demo attendee will be entered to win a FREE raffle!

 

 

 

For more information:

McMow Art Glass, Inc
561-585-9011 x108    Fax: 561-586-2292

www.mcmow.com
https://www.facebook.com/McMowArtGlass/

 

 

 

 

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

17019 SW Sapri Way   Port St. Lucie, FL 34986

 

 

3rd Biennial “Artists Of Art Salon” Exhibition Opens December 13 At Armory Art Center

The 3rd Biennial “Artists of Art Salon” Exhibition invites the public to the Opening Reception on Friday, December 13 at the Armory Art Center. The exhibition is a survey of trends and ideas in contemporary art through the eyes of some of South Florida’s most influential artists, all presenters at Art Salons since 2018. Many works are being seen for the first time in this area. There will be 15 artists from Miami, Broward and Palm Beach Counties, showing paintings, drawings, photography, fiber, sculptures, and installations. The exhibition is curated by ELLE SCHORR, a well known artist / photographer / curator who spends much of her time at museums and art exhibits locally and internationally, and who has been organizing and facilitating Art Salons since 2012.  The Rickie Report shares the details, some sneak peeks and urges you to stop by!  

 

 

 

 

811 Park Place   West Palm Beach, Florida 33401

(561) 832-1776     armoryart.org

 

Armory Art Center Gallery Hours:
Monday-Friday, 10:00 am – 5:00 pm, Saturday 10:00 am – 3:30 pm

* Exhibitions are open to the public

 

 

3rd BIENNIAL “ARTISTS OF ART SALON”

 

 

 

 

 

 

Opening Reception

Friday , December 13, 2019

6 – 8 pm

Wine and hors d’oeuvres will be served

Free to Armory members, $5 for non-members.

 

CLOSING RECEPTION

ARTISTS/CURATOR TALKS

Saturday, January 18, 2020

12-2 pm

Each artist is invited to speak briefly about his or her work.

Light refreshments will be served

Admission is free

 

 

 

List of all artists in the exhibition:

 

Martin Casuso – installation of sculptures using found textiles and objects
lou anne colodny – surreal faux society in drawings and collages
Dana Donaty – playful / satirical paintings and sculpture
TD Gillispie – installation with found textiles
Isabel Gouveia – photographic / digital processes
Ezra Hubbard – installation with abstracted paintings and 3D sculptures
Jeanne Jaffe – pre-verbal bodily experience in sculptural installation
Sibel Kocabasi – found rugs embroidered with emergency blankets, white trash bags and cotton
Lucinda Linderman – hand felted environmental maps
Anja Marais – history based / alternative processed photographic collage with sculpture
Aurora Molina – embroidered figurative sculptural installation
Judy Polstra – hand embroidery on vintage textiles
Nadine Saitlin – abstract expressionist paintings on canvas and natural gourds
Suzanne Scherer & Pavel Ouporov – painting with oil, egg tempera, gold leaf and beads



 

 

 

ART SALONS at the ARMORY ART CENTER in WEST PALM BEACH bring together influential South Florida artists, their colleagues and friends, curators, collectors and anyone who wants to know more about contemporary art in South Florida. Art Salons are the Armory Art Center in West Palm Beach are held on the first Tuesday of each month 6:30 – 8:30 pm, from October through May.

ART SALONS at the Armory Art Center in West Palm Beach offer thoughtful presentations by respected professional artists whose artwork is being shown in the museums and galleries of South Florida. These presentations are followed by stimulating discussions between the artist and the audience, covering the gamut of contemporary conceptual art practices, including cultural, socio/political, environmental, scientific, race and gender focused and aesthetic practices, the materials and techniques used to convey these ideas, and how our work relates to the world of contemporary art.

For details, go to www.elleschorrphotography.com/salon-schedule.php or www.armoryart.org/Salon

Video Archives of past salons are available at www.elleschorrphotography.com/salon-archives.php

 

 

 

 

 

Armory Art Center Gallery Hours:
Monday-Friday, 10:00 am – 5:00 pm, Saturday 10:00 am – 3:30 pm

* Exhibitions are open to the public

Art Salons continue to meet in the Armory Art Center Library on Tuesday nights, usually the first Tuesday of each month, 6:30 – 8:30 pm, from October through May. Salons are open to anyone who would like to participate in these lively discussions. 

 

 

 

The Armory Art Center’s art school and galleries provide creative opportunities to enhance your life. The Armory has served the community for over 30 years. The mission of the Armory Art Center is to inspire the creation and experience of art and the Armory’s vision is to be the leading community resource for arts education. Serving over 3,000 students annually, the Armory Art Center offers 160 courses per term in six terms throughout the year to students ranging in age from pre-school to retiree. Classes in drawing, painting, photography, jewelry, fiber, ceramics, and sculpture are held in 12 state-of–the-art studios. Twelve exhibitions are hosted annually in three galleries.

Exhibitions, lectures, and special events are open to the public.

For more information, visit www.armoryart.org or call (561) 832-1776

 

 

 

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

17019 SW Sapri Way   Port St. Lucie, FL 34986

 

 

 

 

 

 


Postcard Collage

Anja Marais “Fragility and the Oath”

Suzanne Scherer & Pavel Ouporov “Counterpoise”

Dana Donaty “The Economics of Desire”

Isabel Gouveia “Fallen Forest”

Sibel Kocabasi “The Hug”

lou anne colodny “the others” one of a series of 70+#rd

Irene Jalowayski And Rickie Leiter Are Featured Artists At Special Holiday Boutique At Craft Gallery In West Palm Beach On Sunday, December 15

A special Glass, Jewelry and Wearable Art Holiday Sale will be held on Sunday, December 15 at The Craft Gallery in West Palm Beach, Fl.  It is worth the trip to The Craft Gallery to meet inspired artisans, Irene Jalowayski and Rickie Leiter and see their incredible works of art, which make perfect holiday gifts. Light refreshments will be served and plenty of free parking is available. The Rickie Report shares the details and some sneak peeks. The gallery is located at 5911 S. Dixie Highway in West Palm Beach, just north of Forest Hill Boulevard, next to the iconic Carvel Ice Cream.  There is extra parking on the side street, Churchill Road.

 

 

 

 

 

 

The Craft Gallery

5911 South Dixie Hwy.    West Palm Beach, FL 33405

 561 762 8162

 

P  R  E  S  E  N  T  S:

 

Glass, Jewelry and Wearable Art Sale

 

 Irene Jalowayski  &  Rickie Leiter

 

 Sunday, December 15  

11 am – 4 pm  

 

 

Free admission and Free Parking

 

 

5911 South Dixie Hwy.    West Palm Beach, FL 33405

Located at 5911 S. Dixie Highway in West Palm Beach, just north of Forest Hill Boulevard, next to the iconic Carvel Ice Cream.  

There is extra parking on the side street, Churchill Road.

 

 

 

So that bracelet you are wearing can trace its origins to some Neanderthal roaming the forest. Sounds crazy, doesn’t it? It makes sense when you realize the origination of jewelry spans many thousands of years. Jewelry is one of the oldest archeological artifacts – shell beads from the Neanderthal area around 115,000 years ago were some of the earliest discoveries. Throughout history, jewelry has been a universal form of adornment – to show status or rank, as a recognition of affiliation (religious, political) and as a symbol of personal meaning (love, mourning, luck). Thanks to the ingenuity of the Greeks adding gemstones to gold in 1600 BC, jewelry has evolved into a stunning form of art. Fast forward to today, and there is an endless variety of jewelry adorning our bodies, our fashion, our homes. Two local artisans who have embraced this art form are being featured in the upcoming event,Glass, Jewelry and Wearable Art at The Craft Gallery in West Palm Beach.

 

 

 

 

Rickie Leiter,publisher of – you guessed it – The Rickie Report, will be showcasing some of her beautiful jewelry at this event. Most of her pieces incorporate a variety of gemstones, many with a central, unusual focal piece to complement the stones. Her one-of-a-kind pieces have been sold in museum shops, local galleries and wearable art boutiques. It’s no surprise that Rickie landed squarely in the middle of South Florida’s local art scene. Raised in a decidedly creative household with an affinity for community activism and an appreciation of nature, she has explored many avenues during her artistic journey. From art consultant and board member of an international organization to special needs advocate and online publisher, Rickie’s creativity shines in her art.

 

Irene Jalowayski, an accomplished glass artist in Palm Beach County, will thrill you with her exquisite jewelry using glass and metals. Working in fused glass, cast glass and mixed media, Irene has an incredible eye for color and style. Her use of dichroic glass adds even more color explosion to her pieces. In addition to her unique jewelry designs, you’ll see her creative style emerge in her glass pieces – sculptures, vases, platters, Judaica, candlesticks and so much more. Always an art lover and collector, Irene started “playing” in fused glass 15 years ago, studying with master glass artists in the area. What started as a hobby has evolved into a passion, and it shows! The winner of numerous awards, her work has been seen in galleries, art shows and exhibitions around South Florida.

 

 

 

 

For more information:

Call 561-762-8162

or email potteryme@aol.com

 

The Craft Gallery

5911 S. Dixie Highway    West Palm Beach, FL 33405

561-762-8162     TheCraftGallery.net

 

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 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

17019 SW Sapri Way   Port St. Lucie, FL 34986

Art Lovers And Artists Wanted At Delray Art League’s New Home At Heart Of Delray Art Gallery. New Members Welcome! New Programming And Shows!

As a new season begins, the Delray Art League (DAL) invites new members, art lovers, and the public to their new home in the Heart of Delray Gallery.  Over 20 member artists display their work together in this beautiful setting.  On Wednesday, December 18, they’ll collect wrapped art supplies, brushes, small canvas, colored pencils, and paint, rather than toys to support our community arts education effort this Holiday season. DAL has teamed up with St. Paul’s Church in Delray downtown for ‘Art Meets Music’ events.  There is an OPEN ARTIST CALL to all artists in the surrounding area for exhibit and display space available for members of other like-minded artist organizations beginning December 14 – 15 at Veteran’s Park. Members of DAL also have opportunities to exhibit at Delray Beach City Hall and the Chamber!  The Rickie Report shares all of these details, including a few sneak peeks.  This is a wonderful artist-networking organization – check it out!  And as their new slogan says, “Art Lovers Wanted”!  We add: “Artists Wanted”!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Ron Rizzi, President of the Delray Art League (DAL) brings his graphic art, photography, advertising, marketing, and technology background to take this well established group in new directions.  He tells The Rickie Report, “In May, we decided to create a few new ways to reach out to our members and also to those that have a love and passion for art whether it be painting, photography, sculpture, glass, drawing or multi media. The first thing I thought of was how and who would we like to reach out to in the community and surrounding areas”.

 

 

Delray Art League Meet Up

Wednesday, December 18

6:30 – 9 pm

At

Heart of Delray Art Gallery 

1440 N Federal Highway   Delray Beach, FL

Join us for another exciting meetup in December in the heart of Delray Beach, Florida. Bring Holiday  wrapped blank art canvas, paint brushes, colored pencils, or any art supply gift suitable for donation for the Holiday’s for the Delray Art League’s arts education programs in the community. All wrapped art supply gifts will be donated to one of our great Delray Community Centers for arts students.

See over 75 great artists displaying colorful and exciting work hanging in the Heart of Delray art gallery. See the Delray Art League’s Gallery inside the Heart of Delray Gallery and celebrate the Holiday’s with us.

Also meet members of the group and strike up a great conversation with fellow artists, art lovers and art aficionados. Bring a smile and a friend!

 

 

 

 

 

 

Patricia Deck “Surreal Tulips”

 

 

 

From using Meetup.com to outreach at SubCulture Coffee in Delray Beach, to offering gatherings for demos and discussions at Jerry’s Artarama in Deerfield on the 3rd Monday of the month, there are many interaction points for artists, both striving and accomplished, to learn and grow!  The Rickie Report is a strong advocate for artists to network with each other, so we give kudos to DAL for achieving this!

 

 

 

The Heart Of Delray Gallery

 

 

The next hurdle was to find a new gallery “home”, with which Dan Cianciotto, owner/curator of The Heart of Delray Gallery” helped DAL succeed.  DAL has space in the gallery for over 20 Delray Art League Artists to display their work and call The Heart of Delray Gallery home.  On Wednesday, December 18, DAL will collect wrapped art supplies, brushes, small canvas, colored pencils, and paint, to support our community arts education effort this Holiday season.

 

 

 

Marcos Porcayo “Moods”

 

 

Mixing art and music sounded like a great idea, as DAL teamed up with St. Paul’s Church in Delray downtown where ‘Art Meets Music’ and their classical and chamber music concert series continues to be a hit. Ron says, “Baroque cello and violin, easel and acrylic paint – and we were off on any given Sunday having some serious fun without tent pegs, wind weights and mesh”.

 

 

Roxanne Lewis  “La Bamba”

 

 

 

Ron shares, ” We expect to continue the tradition of our outdoor shows around downtown Delray and as Old School Square space became a premium we were lucky to have plenty of room at Veteran’s Park. We thought it may be merrier if we opened up Veteran’s Park spaces to our neighbors in Boca, Lake Worth and Wellington and beyond. So there is now an OPEN ARTIST CALL to all in the surrounding area! We have exhibit and display space available for members of other like-minded artist organizations to join us in Delray beginning December 14th – 15th. Space is a nominal fee. Insurance rider costs are $30 per exhibitor. We will have to hear from our neighbors before December 11th to plan accordingly to accommodate those that would like to join us at Veteran’s Park. I hope they will”.  The call to artists is included in this article.

 

 

The dates for 2019-2020 shows:

ALL EVENTS ARE FREE TO ATTEND

 

 

Old School Square

Saturday & Sunday

January 4 – 5

January 18 – 19

February 15-16

 

 

Veteran’s Park

December 14 – 15

January 11 – 12

February 8 – 9

March 7 – 8

April 4 – 5

St. Paul’s Church Delray Beach

Sunday  2 pm

January 19

February 9

March 8

March 29

May 3

May 31

Friday at 6:30 pm

January 24

February 28

 

 

DAL has so much going on with Delray City Hall and the Chamber indoor shows this month, we also thought it might be fun to introduce some of our artists and their work.

 

Claudia Hafner with varied art pieces

 

 

And in the meantime we hope to see you in Delray Beach!

 

 

 

 

 

 

For more information:

 

Ron Rizzi, President          DelrayArtLeague@att.net

Kathi Stamm, Treasurer   DelrayArtLeague@comcast.net

Howard Sherman,  VP     violinhw@comcast.net

 

Our Website:      https://delrayartleague.com/

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Wellington Art Society Features Batik Artist, Munirah At Next Meeting On Wednesday, December 11. Free And Open To The Public, Interact With The Artists!

The Wellington Art Society will have a demonstration by Munirah, a unique mixed media/batik artist, on Wednesday, December 11 at the Wellington Community Center.  A “Meet and Greet” is followed by a member spotlight, a brief meeting and art raffle.  Munirah will do a painting demo using tools from around the world, showing a hand stamped technique and hand drawn technique.  This will be followed by an interactive painting session where each guest can take part in painting a 3′ x 3′ community piece. The Rickie Report shares the details and some sneak peeks.  Everyone is welcome to attend.  

 

 

 

 

Public Is Invited To Wellington Art Society Meeting

 

Wednesday,  December 11, 2019

6:30 pm

 

12150 Forest Hill Blvd.   Wellington, FL

 

 

 

FEATURING:

 

 

M U N I R A H

 

 

 

 

Munirah is a batik artist whose art workshops represent a tribute and a commitment to the authentic culture of her birthplace Malaysia. She grew up in northern Malaysia, attended boarding school in Kuala Lumpur, and later received her Bachelor’s and Master’s degree from the University of Miami.  She lives in Miami and focuses on batik education, highlighting the process and tools of different cultures.

 

 

In addition to her home studio she travels to various venues in South Florida. She works with all ages and her students find her teaching therapeutic and transformative. Although she teaches a variety of classes, one of her most popular is a batik scarf class and an immersive batik workshop using batik caps (stamps). She continues to travel extensively and learn from masters in Malaysia, Indochina, Vietnam, Laos, Uganda and beyond.

 

 

 

In 2019, she was a Featured Artist at the Spoken Soul Festival which took place at the Adrienne Arsht Center For the Performing Arts in Miami. She focuses on batik education highlighting the batiking process and tools of different cultures throughout the world. 

 

 

 

 

She hosts one of the most popular and top-rated Airbnb Experiences in Miami. In addition to her home studio, she brings her workshops to various venues throughout South Florida.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

The Wellington Art Society is a non-profit charitable organization in its 37th year. It is open to artists of all mediums and patrons of the arts, allowing both local and regional artists to display their art work in local galleries, interact with other artists and serve the community through their art.

For further information please visit wellingtonartsociety.org

 

 

 

 

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