Historic Ali Cultural Arts In Pompano Beach Presents “Double Exposure” Featuring A.J. Brown, Visual Artist And Vocalist On April 25

The Historic Ali Cultural Arts in Pompano Beach presents “Double Exposure”, an expression of A.J. Brown’s double life as both a visual artist and vocalist.  The free exhibit opens on Thursday, April 25.  Visitors are taken on a journey through time and space with each painting. The pieces cover a wide range of subject matter and artistic genres, including portrait, still life, landscape and abstract.  A concert featuring A.J. is planned for May 10.  This exhibit is available through June 14.  The Rickie Report shares the details and a sneak peek!

 

 

 

353 Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Boulevard     Pompano Beach, FL

954.786.7877       aliarts.org

Tuesday-Friday, 10am-6pm | Saturday, 10am – 4pm

| Sundays & Mondays, CLOSED

 

 

PRESENTS:

“DOUBLE     EXPOSURE”

 

 

OPENING  RECEPTION:

THURSDAY, APRIL 25

6 – 8  PM

Free Admission

Exhibit available April 24 – June 14, 2019

Concert:  MAY 10, 2019

954.786.7877       aliarts.org

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

A.J. Brown tells The Rickie Report, “I paint whatever moves me.  When I spend time to capture and visually record whatever appeals to my emotional senses at specific moments in my life, the intention is to share that experience with the viewer. My portraits are few and personal, usually of different icons, family members and close friends. Some of my landscapes are, in essence, also portraits, revealing protected treasures, unique geographical locations, or ways of living. My still life pieces typically reflect atmospheric and philosophic statements, and my abstracts reflect my freedom to commit to the journey from a blank canvas to what was created.”

 

 

Exploring the exhibition, visitors are taken on a journey through time and space with each painting. The pieces cover a wide range of subject matter and artistic genres, including portrait, still life, landscape and abstract.   “We are so gratified to be able to exhibit the very vivid and fresh art works of A.J. Brown,” said Phyllis Korab, Cultural Affairs Director. “His vibrant work offers glimpses into his own passionate nature and brings Pompano Beach a burst of Caribbean energy and flavor. The fact that he’s also a talented vocalist is icing on the cake!”

 

 

 

A.J. Brown discovered the world of art when he attended Cornwall College in Jamaica. The ensuing four years were most creatively stimulating and rewarding for him as he learned to balance his visual art and musical talents in a symbiotic relationship. Brown attended art classes during the week, and on weekends he performed as a cabaret artist in multiple hotels along Jamaica’s north coast.

 

 

Brown’s artistic talents got a boost when he was accepted to attend the Jamaica School of Art at Cultural Training Complex (now renamed The Edna Manley College for the Visual and Performing Arts. He then moved to Las Vegas and was graduated from UNLV with another degree, a B.A. in Art, and his paintings and drawings were exhibited in a number of galleries and exhibitions in Las Vegas.

 

 

After graduation, Brown returned to Jamaica, and alongside his attention to performance and recording, his commitment to visual arts remained constant. His paintings and drawings were included in several exhibitions there. In 2003, he mounted his first one-man exhibition at The Jamaica Pegasus Hotel in Kingston. Brown is now firmly established as an artist whose works are being exhibited alongside the many of the masters of Jamaican visual art, and his own brand of art exhibition he calls Visuals in Performance or VIP enjoys a robust following. The Jamaica Tourist Board invited him to be a part of the 2006 Houston International Festival, and Brown has also been featured at The Liguanea Festival of Fine Art and Photography (Jamaica) and a participating artist at the annual four day Montego Bay Chamber of Commerce Art Expo.

 

 

About Historic Ali Cultural Arts:

The mission Historic Ali Cultural Arts is to both celebrate the history and culture of the African American community in Pompano Beach and to enhance local access to the cultural arts, with a focus on dance, music and the spoken word, including poetry, storytelling and theater, as part of the Downtown Pompano Creative Arts District. Visual art exhibitions also feature the best in local, regional, national artists.

Built in the 1930s, Ali Cultural Arts is a rare surviving example of early 20th century architecture that once comprised a thriving commercial district along Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Boulevard (historically named Rock Road). Once the home and business site belonging to Florence Major Ali and her husband, Frank, the two-story building has significant historical importance the Northwest Community of Pompano Beach, as it was the first black-owned building in the City. 

 

About the Pompano Beach Cultural Affairs Department:

The mission of the Pompano Beach Cultural Affairs Department is to provide cultural programming that includes the visual arts, music, film, theater, dance, public art, history, and historic preservation for the enjoyment and enrichment of residents of 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, Historical Ali Cultural Arts, Bailey Contemporary Arts, the Pompano Beach Amphitheater, and the Blanche Ely Historical Home. The department also oversees the City’s Public Art Program and the Pompano Beach “Crossroads” multi-disciplinary initiative.

 

 

 

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17019 SW Sapri Way   Port St. Lucie, FL 34986

Body Paint-By-Number And Fabulous Art Opening At Brewhouse Gallery Friday, April 12

Experience a new kind of art reception at the Brewhouse Gallery on Friday, April 12 “Live painting” will take on a new meaning, as you can paint on a live model or just watch the resident artists paint their own canvases.  Limited tickets are available to paint part of the live model and proceeds will benefit Kelsey Cares. All other artwork will be for sale. Enjoy refreshments and live music during a unique art event in Lake Park, FL.  The Rickie Report shares the details and some sneak peeks. Music will be provided by Big Lux: Hip hop Violin!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 720 Park Avenue in Lake Park

Wednesday, Thursday, Friday   3PM–12AM; Saturday  & Sunday 12PM–12AM

Closed Monday & Tuesday        Phone:    (561) 469-8930

 

 

 

Body Paint-By-Number*

And

Fabulous Art Opening 

Music by Big Lux: Hip Hop Violin

Friday,  April 12

6 – 8:30 pm  

* Must be at least 18 years old 

 

Fabulous Art Opening by our resident artists! All art for sale!

 

 

 

Brewhouse Gallery 

 

The Brewhouse Gallery is a community art gallery and craft beer oasis! It offers some of the most limited craft beers, a full wine list, homemade sangria and catered food nightly. It’s a creative space to share ideas & get inspired. Established in 2014, The Brewhouse Gallery is the brainchild of accomplished Palm Beach Gardens artist AJ Brockman. He wanted to reinvent the art gallery model after experiencing firsthand what it’s like to make a living as an artist.

 

 

Artwork by Anthony Burks Sr.

 

 

Join us, Friday, April 12 from 6 PM to 8:30 PM as we showcase some of our current artists with a very unique event. Many of them will be painting live including  Anthony Burks Sr, Kat Janis, Kevin Goff, Leo J. Arbeznik and more! 

 

 

Artwork by Leo Arbeznik

 

 

Live painting! If you ever wanted to try painting a “live” canvas….this is your opportunity!  Buy a ticket for $20 and choose a number out of the bag to find out which square on our beautiful model you will be painting!  Create a masterpiece!  Limited tickets are available! A percentage of the proceeds will benefit Kelsey Cares! The model will have modesty tags on her body and wear a thong.

 

 

 

 

Wine, hors d’oeuvres, and live music also provided. Come out and meet the talent behind your favorite pieces! The artists will be here to share their stories and techniques. Plus, negotiate with them on that masterpiece you have been checking out!

 

 

 

For more information:

www.kelseycares.org

 

For up-to-the-minute listings of events visit:

https://www.facebook.com/TheBrewhouseGallery

 

 

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Springtide Festival & Makers Marketplace At Jaffe Center For Book Arts On Sunday, April 7 Offers Live Music, Free Admission, Free Parking

Come to the final Makers Marketplace of the season on Sunday, April 7, to celebrate The Springtide Festival.  The Jaffe Center For Book Arts at FAU’s Boca campus offers free admission and free parking.  Local makers and small boutiques will sell their creations while you enjoy the music from Rio Peterson bringing your favorite tunes from Beatles to New Order and the Smiths, followed by the big bluegrass sound  of the Lubben Brothers.  The Rickie Report highlights the makers and shares the details here.

 

 

 

JCBA: Jaffe Center for Book Arts

Florida Atlantic University Wimberly Library
777 Glades Road   Boca Raton, Florida 33431

 

 

 

Florida Atlantic University Wimberly Library
777 Glades Road
Boca Raton, Florida 33431

 

 

 

 

SPRINGTIDE   FESTIVAL   &   MAKERS

MARKETPLACE

JCBA’s Book Arts Studios

Located at FAU’s historic T6 building

 

 

Sunday April 7, 2019

10 AM –  4:30 PM

 

 

 

LIVE MUSIC by RIO PETERSON (10 AM to 1 PM)

Featuring THE LUBBIN BROTHERS (1:30 to 4:30 PM)

 

 

 

 

Free Admission!     Free easy parking!

 

 

 

 

Iris Paper Folded greeting cards by Paper Owl Artists

We’re closing the Makers Marketplace season with a bang, gathering your favorite local vendors and small boutiques, focusing on springtime, and bringing you some pretty awesome local music––first half: the powerhouse that is RIO PETERSON, covering all your favorites from the Beatles to New Order and the Smiths, followed by the big glorious bluegrass sound of the LUBBEN BROTHERS. Not to mention the most delicious doughnuts and crafts for young and old that you can make yourself (because we should all be makers).

 

 

 

LOCAL   MAKERS   &   SMALL   BOUTIQUES INCLUDE:

 

  • Paper Owl Artists

  • Convivio Bookworks

  • Fleur d’Elise

  • LA Justice

  • Quiet Parrot Project

  • Carol Visoky

  • Linda Fleischman Fine Art

  • Royal River Pottery

  • Palm Beach Habilitation Center

  • Merike Van Zanten

  • Millie’s Potholders

  • Gloria Brand

  • Nena Escobar Porcelain

  • Mama Tortuga

  • Celeste Bandy

  • Art Buzz Studio

  • Pippa By the Sea

  • Trashfashions by Adiana Baldassare

 

 

 

Convivio Bookworms, One of the Makers Marketplace Vendors

 

WHERE IS BUILDING T6?

The easiest way to find our venue is to keep your eyes open for the blue and white MAKERS MARKETPLACE signs we’ll have posted on campus roads directing you to the market. Historic T6 and its neighboring companion Building T5 are remnants from the World War II era Boca Raton Army Airfield. The two buildings are easily spotted as they look nothing like the rest of our campus buildings. They both resemble old army barracks buildings with tall brick chimneys rising from the center of each. They are located on FAU’s Boca Raton campus, at the northeast corner, very close to Henderson School and the FAU Football Stadium and directly across the street from the east entrance of Palm Beach State College. We will have directional road signs placed strategically on main campus roads directing you to the place, along with free, close-by parking.

 

From the NEW I-95 interchange and Spanish River Boulevard: The brand new I-95 interchange for Florida Atlantic University (Exit 48A) takes you directly from the interstate to FAU. Once you pass the traffic light at Spanish River Boulevard, you are on the FAU campus on FAU Boulevard. Keep to the left lane and you will see a blue and white MAKERS MARKETPLACE sign directing you to make a soft left onto NW 8th Avenue. Our venue at historic Building T6 will come up soon after. Should you miss the soft left onto NW 8th Avenue, stay on FAU Boulevard; you will soon see a field on your right and then FAU Stadium. Stay in the left lane, and you’ll see another blue and white MAKERS MARKETPLACE sign directing you to turn left at Palm Beach State College Drive. Turn left again at NW 8th Avenue. Our venue at historic Building T6 will be on the right.

 

 

 

From Glades Road: Enter the FAU campus at the main entrance (the one closest to I-95) and you will find yourself on West University Drive. Continue straight. The road will curve eventually and become North University Drive and FAU Stadium will soon be in view. There will be a traffic light just past the stadium. Continue straight, and make a left turn at the stop sign, onto NW 8th Avenue. On your right, across from the entrance to Palm Beach State College, is T6, a long single-story building with a tall brick chimney. This is the place!

 

 

FREE EASY PARKING
In Lot 45, which is the parking lot just north of Buildings T5 and T6, just steps away from our venue!

 

 

Our goal is to help you be the best human you can be.
~ John

John Cutrone, Director
JCBA: Jaffe Center for Book Arts
Florida Atlantic University Wimberly Library
777 Glades Road
Boca Raton, Florida 33431

www.jaffecollection.org
www.facebook.com/jaffecenterforbookarts
Instagram: @jaffecenterforbookarts

 

 

 

 

 

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Decorate Venetian Masks To Celebrate 40 Years Of Service By Arts Council Of Martin County. Save February 1, 2020 For “Carnivale Di mARTin – A Masquerade”. Support Arts Council Programs And Development Of A New Cultural Center In Stuart

Neil Capozzi at Stuart Art Supply and Artist’s Nook Studio, is ready to celebrate 40 years of the Martin Arts Council support of the arts and cultural scene! This fete is February 1, 2020, so it’s time to prepare by decorating a Venetian mask. Don’t wait – call Neil to reserve a mask! They’re due back by October 1, allowing snowbirds and locals time to explore your creativity!  The Rickie Report shares the details and some peeks at some masks that have already been returned!  The masks will be auctioned off at the “Carnevale di mARTin – A Masquerade”, with proceeds being used for Arts Councils programs including the development of a new cultural center in Stuart! We can’t wait to see what you create!

 

 

 

 

 

Stuart Art Supply  & Artists’ Nook Studio

43 SE Kindred Street  Stuart, FL 34990

http://www.stuartartsupply.com

772.220.4500

n.capozzi@stuartartsupply.com

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Neil Capozzi tells The Rickie Report, “As you know, the arts are an important part of this community and I strive to be active member in providing a quality experience in art materials, art education and community involvement.  I’m offering another opportunity for artists to showcase their talents this year. The Arts Council is having a milestone anniversary in 2020. We will be celebrating 40 years of supporting the arts in Martin County. We will be kicking off the year long celebration with a gala. The theme of the gala is “Carnevale di mARTin – A Masquerade”. The gala is Saturday, February 1st 2020.  I am asking all artists to participate in this event by painting a Venetian Mask and I will be collecting them and donating them to the Arts Council. Our goal is to sell them to the attendees of the gala. Blank masks are available from Stuart Art Supply for you to explore your creativity”.

 

 

 

 

Our 1st Masks have been completed.

 

 

 

Neil explains, “The mask painting project has been well received and I have over 40 out being painted at the moment. Since I need the masks back by October 1 there is still an opportunity for our “snowbirds” to participate. You just need to send them back by October 1st. The sooner I get them back the sooner we can begin promoting the 2020 Gala.  The masks can represent the style of the artist or the traditional venetian festival. It’s up to you, the artist”. 

 

 

 

 

Stuart Art Supply has several blanks to choose from. Neil will be ordering more as we gather the masks for this event in February 2020

 

 

 

 

Venetian Mask History:  The graceful, rounded half-mask of the Colombina mask express the enchanting femininity the Commedia dell’Arte figure of the same name radiates when she steps across the stage. Colombina means “little dove,” but with their sweeping form, splendid colors, and elaborate ornament, our Colombina masks can help you become a “bird of paradise!”

 

 

 

 

 

Venetian masks have a long history of protecting their wearer’s identity. Made for centuries in Venice, these distinctive masks were made out of papier-mache and wildly decorated with fur, fabrics, gem and feathers. Eventually, Venetian masks emerged as the emblem of Carnevale a pageant and street fair celebrating hedonism. Additionally, the masks served an important social purpose of keeping every citizen on an equal playing field. Masked, a servant could be mistaken for a nobleman—or vice versa. State inquisitors and spies could question citizens without fear of their true identity being discovered and citizens could answer without fear of retribution. The morale of the people was maintained through the use of masks—for with no faces, everyone had voices.

 

 

Mask wearing became forbidden in 1797, so the venetian masks, along with the carnival masks and masquerade ball masks vanished completely. This continued until the early ’80s, when a group of venetian architecture students began to revive this ancient and long tradition. Since then, the carnival of Venice has turned to be again one of the most important and most beautiful in the world.

 

 

 

SAVE  THE  DATES:

APRIL 5  &  6

SPRING  CLEANING  DAYS

9  am- 5pm

 

 

 

 

NOW THAT THE WINTER SEASON IS COMING TO A CLOSE COME IN AND CHECK OUT THE CLEARANCE.

 

 

 

WE’LL HAVE ROCK BOTTOM PRICES ON PAPER, CANVAS, BRUSHES, AND PAINTS.

 

 

ITEMS FROM ALL DEPARTMENTS

 

 

 

Check Out The Classes/Workshops  Here:

For more information about art supplies, art classes, or the opportunity to conduct art classes:

 

Stuart Art Supply  & Artists’ Nook Studio

43 SE Kindred Street  Stuart, FL 34990

http://www.stuartartsupply.com

772.220.4500

n.capozzi@stuartartsupply.com

MONDAY – FRIDAY  10 AM – 5 PM

SATURDAY  10 AM – 3 PM

 

 

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Public Is Invited To “Celebration Of The Arts” On Saturday, March 30. Experience Music, Visual Arts, Personal Coaching, Ceramics, Porcelain Demo, And Authors

The public is invited to join Pen Women from the Boca Raton Branch and the Ft. Lauderdale Branch of the National League of American Pen Women (NLAPW) for a “Celebration of the Arts”.  Workshops, activities, and speakers will take place at the Center for Spiritual Living in Boca Raton.  An art exhibit by Pen Women artists will be on display and for sale.  The Rickie Report shares the details and urges you to mark your calendars for what promises to be a fantastic day!

 

 

 

 

 

 

About The National League of American Pen Women:

The Boca Raton Branch of the National League of American Pen Women (NLAPW) is an organization of professional women in the arts – writers, artists and music composers. Established 43 years ago, the Boca Raton Branch is one of the largest branches in the country.

Members have opportunities to interact with other professional women and showcase their creative work in public forums. Workshops, art exhibits, lectures, music programs, competitions and special events are offered. The Branch supports the local community through outreach programs and scholarships awards.

The National League, headquartered in Washington, D.C., is the oldest women’s organization in the U.S. Throughout its 120-year-history, the NLAPW has attracted many prominent women to its rosters, including Eleanor Roosevelt, Pearl Buck, Erma Bombeck and Edna Hibel. Vinnie Ream, whose statue of President Lincoln stands in the U.S. Capitol Rotunda, was an early member of the NLAPW.

From October to April, the Boca Raton Branch holds luncheon programs, featuring interesting and inspiring speakers. Guests are welcome to attend the luncheons and meet our creative members. To register for a luncheon, visit our Web site and download a reservation form.

www.bocapenwomen.org

 

 

 

 

 

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Coral Springs Festival Of The Arts Celebrates With Fine Art & Crafts, Gardenfest, Fashion Exhibit, And Special Guest, Connie Francis March 16 & 17

The Coral Springs Festival of the Arts celebrates its 15th year in grand proportions!  Mark your calendars for Saturday and Sunday, March 16 & 17! Enjoy the Howard Alan juried outdoor art show, Gardenfest Coral Springs, Flamenco dancers, and a Wallpaper Fashion Exhibit. A literary workshop with special guest, Connie Francis takes place on Friday, March 15 and requires reservations for the free lecture. The Rickie Report shares the details and some sneak peeks, including Featured artist, Susan Greeley.

 

 

 

 

C O R A L    S P R I N G S

FESTIVAL  OF   THE  ARTS

Saturday and Sunday, March 16 & 17

10 am – 5 pm both days

Free admission

Free parking and shuttle service available:

Coral Springs Center for the Arts

2855 Coral Springs Drive

During the hours of the show on Saturday and Sunday.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Stop by this celebration of every medium of art on March 16 – 17 during the 15th Annual Coral Springs Festival of the Arts and Crafts. Held in conjunction with the Coral Springs Art Festival Committee and the City of Coral Springs, the Festival of the Arts and Crafts features life-size sculptures, spectacular paintings, one-of-a-kind jewels, photography, ceramics, and more during the free, outdoor event. The Festival also includes a full Green Market as well as live, cultural entertainment.

 

 

 

Connie Francis will be the 2019 Literary Guest Speaker at the Festival’s Literary Workshop. The Workshop will be held on Friday, March 15th from 7:00 – 9:00 PM at the Coral Springs Center for the Arts. Ms. Francis will discuss her newly released autobiography “Among My Souvenirs – The Real Story”, which includes stories about her life including time spent with Bobby Darin, Frank Sinatra, Judy Garland and Ed Sullivan.  The event is free to the public, however, due to seating limitations, those wishing to attend will require a ticket from the Festival’s online registration which will begin on February 1st.   http://www.csfoa.org

 

 

There will be two stages featuring entertainment which will include musical groups from genres ranging from Jazz to Country to Motown. And for the first time, the many styles of dance and entertainment represented at the Festival will include Flamenco Dancers. Music and dancing will be continuous throughout the weekend. 

 

Peruse the Fine Art and Fine Crafts

 

 

 

New to this year’s lineup of events is a unique exhibit called “Art as Fashion” presented by Atlantic Wallpaper. The exhibit will feature dresses made entirely of wallpaper and designed by local fashion designers. Make your way to the North Stage on Saturday the 16th from Noon to 5:00 PM to see these beautiful creations.

 

 

 

 

Susan Greeley Named Signature Artist
for Coral Springs Festival of the Arts 2019

 

 

Susan Greeley, Featured Artist Coral Springs Festival of the Arts 2019

 

 

The Coral Springs Festival of the Arts is proud to announce Susan Greeley as the 2019 Signature Artist.  The winning entry, entitled “Nature Calls” depicts a cattle egret and great blue heron in a colorful Everglades landscape. Greeley’s painting will be featured in the Festival’s advertisements and on T-shirts and posters sold at the festival.

 

“Nature Calls” by Susan Greeley

 

 

Greeley has taught K-12 Visual Art since 1981. During this time she was able to develop her own art by experimenting with different media and themes. The natural beauty and color in landscape is the primary focus of her work. She explains, “Hopefully through my paintings the viewers will be able to experience everyday places and spaces in a new light.” 

 

 

With its tree canopy, restaurants and shops, The Walk of Coral Springs provides the perfect venue for the Festival. With something for everyone, children to seniors, art lovers to music lovers, theatre enthusiasts to literary enthusiasts, the Coral Springs Festival of the Arts is the signature event for Western Broward County. The Festival is easily accessible from the Sawgrass Expressway, offers free convenient parking and a free trolley system to off-site parking.

For more information on the Coral Springs Festival of the Arts, visit www.csfoa.org.

 

The Coral Springs Festival of the Arts is a nonprofit 501(c)(3) corporation dedicated to raise awareness of the arts and culture in northwest Broward, and to entertain, educate and inspire its attendees. This event is partially funded by the Broward County Board of Commissioners as recommended by the Broward Cultural Council.

About Howard Alan Events, Inc.:

Howard Alan Events, Florida-based company, produces the nation’s top juried art and craft shows. Ranked among the Top 100 Art Fairs in the Country by Sunshine Artist Magazine, the 33-years established company has overseen art festivals in such noted cities as Alexandria, VA; Aspen, CO; Sarasota, FL; Fort Lauderdale, FL and 40 other destination markets in the nation.

Please visit www.artfestival.com or call 561-746-6615.

 

 

 

 

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Caren Hackman Shares Insights On Good Brain Health Habits

Caren Hackman shines a light on the relationships between our daily activities and our mental health.  With the new year underway, many of us are thinking about adjustments we can make to our daily routines to help be us be healthier physically and mentally.  Caren shares what she has learned, as she created the Palm Health Foundation’s “Train the Brain” communication pieces.  Caren is an award winning fine artist and a graphic designer.

 

 

‘T  R  A  I  N         T  H  E         B  R  A  I  N “

 

By Caren Hackman

 

 

Caren Hackman tells The Rickie Report,  “Artists, especially, should consider being proactive about healthy habits. In general, artists do not have high rates of mental illness compared to the general population, however individuals working in the arts tend to have more unconventional life experiences and heightened sensitivities”.

 

Reasons for these heightened sensitivities may be that most visual and performing artists do not have average 9 to 5 jobs and instead work on projects with differing hours per day. As creatives move from project to project, depending upon location and the demands of their work, many variables exist, such as inconsistent income which is certainly unnerving. Also, certain stages of projects may bring on feelings fluctuating between exhilaration and disappointment. Various work locations may make it more difficult to stay in touch regularly with supportive family and friends, eat well and get enough rest. Maintaining good physical and mental health can increase stability in one’s career and personal life.

 

 

 

 

 

According to Scientific American, “…you are more likely to experience a bout of mental illness than you are to acquire diabetes, heart disease or any kind of cancer whatsoever.”

 

 

Caren explains, “I am very fortunate that through my own work as a graphic designer, I’ve been privileged to create communication pieces with Palm Health Foundation for their “Train the Brain” community mental health campaign that takes place every October. Palm Health Foundation encourages Palm Beach County residents to incorporate self-care behaviors into their daily routines and offers workshops and trainings throughout Palm Beach County (most free) every October”. 

 

 

 

Improved brain health leads to better health overall.  Our brains can’t do push-ups or run laps, but we can train our brains to minimize the harmful effects of stress and achieve balance in our lives. It’s important to learn how to feed, nurture and strengthen our brains while also eliminating activities that can cause the brain stress and ultimately lead to chronic health issues.”   Trainthebrainpbc.org

 

 

 

Below is a grid emphasizing activities that will increase brain health (left) and activities that we should avoid (right) because of their detrimental effect on brain health. These suggestions are not meant as substitutes for professional mental health counseling, but instead, are to be used to assist in maintaining brain fitness.

 

            Increase 

 for Better Brain Health

                                  Avoid/Decrease
                       for Better Brain Health
Adequate night’s sleep – recommended 7 hours per day Multi-tasking –can overload the brain
Meaningful social activities, humor, hobbies, charity work Smart phone and computer time – too much can reduce creativity
Thinking positively Chronic Stress
Meditation and spirituality Excessive Alcohol or illegal drugs
Spending time in nature Junk foods
Eating healthy food and exercising Head injuries; seek medical attention if you suffer a strong blow to your head.

 

 

 

Find more resources on https://www.trainthebrainpbc.org/blog/

 

 

 

For more information about Caren Hackman’s artwork:

carenhackman.com

 

 

 

 

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Annual Las Olas Fair Part II Continues March 2 & 3. Enjoy A Boulevard Showcase Of Fine Art

Las Olas Part II returns to Ft. Lauderdale for the 31st year, bringing thousands of original works of art to the boulevard on Saturday, March 2 and Sunday, March 3.  This free event showcases over 300 artists exhibiting original fine art and fine crafts.  The Rickie Report shares the details and some sneak peeks.

 

 

 

 

 

31st Annual Las Olas Art Fair (Spring)

Saturday, March 2

and

Sunday, March 3

 10 am to 5 pm

 Las Olas Boulevard, Fort Lauderdale

Navigational Address: 600 East Las Olas Boulevard, Fort Lauderdale

 

 

 

 Free and open to the public

 

 

 

One of the nation’s most-collected sketch artists, GA’s Aaron Reed, returns to Las Olas Art Fair with his motion-filled, colorful works.

 

 

Over 300, top-rated national and international artists display stunning creations across diverse mediums during free, juried showcase 

 

 

Presented by Howard Alan Events, producer of the nation’s top outdoor art festivals, more than 300 artists representing 40 different states and dozens of diverse mediums will line the center of Las Olas Boulevard. Sculpture, jewelry, woodwork, paintings, wearable art and more are displayed, gallery-style, for the enjoyment of art appreciators, collectors, shoppers and pedestrians alike. 

 

 

NC Anja Bartels’ hand-turned clay pottery

 

 

 

 

The outdoor, pet-friendly event features a fully vetted, juried selection of fine art. Considered an annual tradition in South Florida, the Las Olas Art Fair also offers the opportunity to meet with the artists, ask about techniques, commission a specific piece and discover the inspiration behind each magnificent creation. 

 

 

PA artist Benjamin Frey’s “Rooms with a View” is a Watercolor Pencil drawing over antique book pages and acrylic paint, inks, pigments and stains. The collaged pages taken from 19th century encyclopedia, schoolbooks, sheet music all relate to the theme of the painting.

 

 

 

EVENT AT-A-GLANCE:

  • Juried, first-class outdoor art gallery showcasing local and national artists 

  • Original Artwork Handmade in America

  • More than 300 artists from 40 different states 

  • Prices set to suit all budgets – ranging from as little as $25 to $40,000 

  • Artists hand-selected by independent panel of expert judges from hundreds of applicants 

  • All artists on site for duration of festival

  • Vast array of artistic media including paintings, sculptures, photography, ceramics, glass, wood, handmade jewelry, collage, mixed media

 

OH jewelry smith Daina Dickens creates intricately constructed beadwork composed of glass and semi-precious elements.


About Howard Alan Events, Inc.:                

Howard Alan Events, a Florida-based company, produces the nation’s top juried art and craft shows. Ranked among the Top 100 Art Fairs in the Country by Sunshine Artist Magazine, from Colorado to Florida, Howard Alan Events produces award winning arts and craft festivals in 40 different locations each year. 

For additional information on the 31st Annual Las Olas Art Fair and other Howard Alan Events art and craft shows across the country, visit www.artfestival.com or call 561-746-6615. 

 

 

 

 

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Rock & Roll Hall Of Famer Jason Newsted Brings His Art And Music To Benefit Lighthouse ArtCenter School Of Art. Reception And Concerts Open To Public

Known as the bassist for the heavy metal band, Metallica, Jason Newsted is bringing his talent as an artist and musician to the Lighthouse ArtCenter in Tequesta.  When Jason learned that the ArtCenter needed to purchase the School of Art building after 21 years of leasing, he wanted to be involved to make it happen.  As artists and art lovers, Jason and his wife Nicole, sprang into action to support the “Raising The Roof” capital campaign.  Jason will be painting one of his iconic murals on the School of Art building. Nicole and Jason will present a week-long exhibition of their work at the Lighthouse ArtCenter Gallery, and Jason Newsted and the Chophouse Band will offer two benefit concerts at the Gallery.  The Rickie Report shares the dates, details, and some sneak peeks.  Let’s all raise the roof!  Tickets are $10. and limited so make your reservations!

 

 

 

 

 

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

Jason and Nicole Newsted

JOIN   US    IN

 “RAISING   THE   ROOF”  

 

 

SPECIAL  ART  EXHIBITION

WITH

JASON AND NICOLE NEWSTED

 

OPENING RECEPTION:

Monday, March 4

5:30 – 8:30 pm

Catering and beverages for the reception provided by Eric Pettersen of Evo Italian Restaurant and Tequesta Brewing Company

Tickets are $10.00

 

 

The Lighthouse ArtCenter and Chophouse Records

Present Two concerts by:

Jason Newsted and the Chophouse Band

Friday and Saturday, March 8 and 9, 2019

 6 – 10 pm

At the ArtCenter Gallery

Concert tickets are $10.00 and all proceeds will benefit the Lighthouse ArtCenter’s campaign to purchase the school

 

PURCHASE  YOUR  TICKETS:

Call  to reserve tickets:  (561) 746-3101

 

 

“This is such a fantastic opportunity for the ArtCenter,” said executive director Nancy Politsch. “We are so grateful that Jason and Nicole have embraced the ArtCenter and the Tequesta art community, and are giving so generously of their time and talents to make our School of Art building purchase a reality. We invite the public to stop by the school in March to see Jason’s fabulous mural. ”

 

 

 

Jason Newsted’s “ROCKSTAR”, 2006. Acrylic & ink on canvas. 

 

 

 

In 2004, Newsted suffered a shoulder injury after trying to catch a falling bass amp head during a recording session. After surgery he turned to painting during his lengthy recovery period as a way to get “what was inside, out.” Painting continued to be a passion after his recovery and he had his first art gallery show opening on May 5, 2010 in San Francisco, California.

 

 

 

After a lifetime of playing loud and earth shaking music, Jason has shifted to the other end of the spectrum, rediscovering himself and playing acoustic guitar with the Chophouse Band. The band’s repertoire includes folk cover songs from legendary acts of the likes of Johnny Cash, George Jones, Tom Waits, Neil Young, Bob Dylan, and Jason Isbell.

 

 

Artist, Nicole Newsted

 

 

Nicole Newsted has been pursuing an artistic life since growing up in a family of artists in upstate New York. Currently her practice includes painting, collage and wearable art. Nicole went on to study painting on scholarship to Arizona State University and her paintings are in collections across Europe, the Middle East, Asia and America.

 

 

 

“My work is an ongoing survey of the objects around me, both past and present. I am drawn to the cute, kitschy and the saccharine,” states Nicole. “The paintings depict maximalism in a minimalist setting. My work is pure escapism in thought and time. They’re meditations on objects made of plastic and polyester, and the artificial flavorings that in youth, incited feelings of pure joy.”

 

 

“Nicole and I love our neighborhood, we love being a part of a community like the one we have here in paradise,” said Jason. “Cherishing and preserving the local music and arts of past, present & future generations is vital for all of us…everywhere!

 

 

ART is the center of the eARTh.

SOS!! Let’s get together and Save Our School!!

Join us!! SOS!!…please donate

 

 

Opening Night Reception for The Art of RAWK Jason Newsted and brighter is better Nicole Newsted

Monday, March 4, 2019  5:30 – 8:30 p.m.

Lighthouse ArtCenter Gallery, 373 Tequesta Drive, Tequesta, FL 33469

Tickets: $10 per person, to benefit the Lighthouse ArtCenter School building

Meet artists Jason Newsted and Nicole Newsted at the opening reception for the exhibition of The Art of RAWK and brighter is better. Catering and beverages will be provided by award-winning Chef Eric Pettersen of Evo Italian Restaurant, Tequesta Brewing Company and Cheney Brothers, Inc. 

The Art of RAWK Jason Newsted and brighter is better Nicole Newsted Exhibition and Sale

Open Monday through Saturday, March 4th – 9th, 2019 

Hours Monday through Friday 10 a.m. – 4 p.m., Saturday 10 a.m. – 2 p.m.

Lighthouse ArtCenter Gallery, 373 Tequesta Drive, Tequesta, FL 33469

Tickets: Lighthouse ArtCenter members are free and non-members are $10 per person, to benefit the Lighthouse ArtCenter’s campaign to purchase the school. 

Call (561) 746-3101 or go online at Lighthousearts.org to purchase tickets.

Jason Newsted and the Chophouse Band Benefit Concerts

Friday, March 8, 2019   Doors open at 6:00pm. Concert starts at 7:30

Saturday, March 9, 2019   Doors open at 6:00pm. Concert starts at 7:30

Lighthouse ArtCenter Gallery, 373 Tequesta Drive, Tequesta, FL 33469

Tickets: $10.Call (561) 746-3101 or go online at Lighthousearts.org to purchase tickets.

 

 

 

 

 

For further information about these events, 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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C3 Contemporary Curators Kara Walker Tomé, Lisa Rockford And Leah Brown Introduce New Installation Art At FAT Village. Enjoy Panel Discussion, Viewings And Performance Art

C3 curators, Kara Walker Tomé, Lisa Rockford, and Leah Brown invite the public to a new collective of art, located at the Projects at FAT Village in Ft. Lauderdale.  Several artists including Donna Haynes, TD Gillespie, AdrienneRose Gionta, and Luke Jenkins will talk about their pieces. Roberto Rafael Navarrete will perform inside his installation and answer questions afterward.  Stop by on Sunday, February 17, Saturday, February 23, and Saturday, March 30.  The Rickie Report shares the details and some sneak peeks.

 

 

 

 

 

Free   and   Open   To   The   Public:

Panel discussion:

February 17, 2019    4:00 pm

“Inhabited” at FATVillage Artwalks:

Saturday,  February  23, 6-10pm

Saturday,  March 30, 6-10pm

The Projects at FAT Village

523 NW 1st Ave.     Fort Lauderdale, FL

Martin Casuso “A Biscayne Boy Fort”

 

 

 

The Panel Discussion on February 17, will bring the three core members of C3 together to discuss the formation of the group. Kara Walker Tomé will talk about why she was motivated to start the collective and Leah Brown and Lisa Rockford will talk about why they agreed to be a part of it.  The three will also discuss their collective’s mission and goals.

 

 

“Inhabited” is an exhibition in which 16 artists will explore the concept of a dwelling by creating structural forms that a body or an idea can reside within. The Projects Space will be transformed into a temporary village that becomes an interactive environment, challenging boundaries both physical and psychological.

 

 

Mumbi O’Brien’s  “Orange”  character in an interactive performance with a viewer

 

Several artists exhibiting in “Inhabited” will talk about their pieces, including Donna Haynes, TD Gillespie, AdrienneRose Gionta and Luke Jenkins. Artist Roberto Rafael Navarrete will perform inside his installation Conception and answer questions afterward.

 

AdrienneRose Gionta “90 Hours in a Tinyish Luxury BBW Lyfe”

 

 

Curated by Leah Brown, Lisa Rockford, Kara Walker Tomé

Participating Artists:
Michael Bauman
Kelly Boehmer
Laura Bustamante
Martin Casuso
Tricia Cooke
Vanessa Diaz
TD Gillespie
Adrienne Rose Gionta
Donna Haynes
Luke Jenkins
Anna Kell
Anja Marais
Laura Marsh
Roberto Rafael Navarrete
Mumbi O’Brien
Kerry Phillips

Roberto Rafael Navarrete “Conception”

 

 

 

 

C3 Collective mission: To collaborate with like-minded curators to create innovative contemporary art exhibitions and programming that engage and challenge audiences with new approaches to art making and curation. With members representing the South Florida counties of Palm Beach, Broward and Miami, we are conduits that create exchange between artists and the public through projects that connect communities. C3 functions within the context of current movements, theories and critical dialogue of the national and international contemporary art world.

For more information:

C3 Contemporary Curators Collective Facebook page:

https://www.facebook.com/C3-Contemporary-Curators-Collective-358089121649580/

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