Blanche Ely House And Bailey Contemporary Arts Offer Workshops Throughout June, July , August. Pompano Beach Cultural Arts Scene Is Hot This Summer!

The Pompano Beach Cultural Division will make sure we have many creative outlets! Their wide array of workshops in June, July, and August will help beginners through advanced students create their own project.  Learn to make a fabric covered mini-journal, how to paint with acrylics, design a one-of-a-kind fabric tote, or create paper mache bowls. During each workshop, students will learn the steps to creating the project at hand, and when the class is finished, they will have their own unique work of art!  The Rickie Report shares the details and urges you to sign up now at Bailey Contemporary Arts and the Blanche Ely House

 

 

 

POMPANO      BEACH      CULTURAL       DIVISION

 

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L E T ‘S       G E T       C R E A T I V E !  

 

JUNE,    JULY,   AUGUST   SCHEDULE:

 

 

 

Bailey Contemporary Arts

 

41 NE 1st Street, Pompano Beach, FL 33060

 

 

The Blanche Ely House

 

 

 

(Photo courtesy of lafamialdebroward.com)

1600 NW 6th Avenue, Pompano Beach, FL 33060

 

 

Fabric Covered Mini-Journal – Bailey Contemporary Arts

 

Saturday, June 8, 2019

11 am-3 pm    Registration: $70/student

 

Fabric covered journals by Andrea Huffman

 

Fabric covered mini-journal is a workshop taught by BaCA’s Artist in Residence, Andrea Huffman. Embark on a journal–real or imagined with your own extraordinary fabric covered journal. A small, personal stamp will be designed, carved and then printed on fabric for the book cover. Pages will be created using a variety of design techniques, including stenciling, stamping, and painting. A selection of threads and other embellishments can be used to make each journal truly unique. Along with the journal, participants will also leave with their hand-carved stamp to use on future projects.

 

 

 

Fiber artist Andrea Huffman received a Master’s degree in Art Education from Florida International University and taught art in Broward Public Schools for over 30 years. She has exhibited her art throughout Florida and nationally, receiving numerous awards and recognitions, including several grants and a Residency at the prestigious Hermitage Artist Retreat in Englewood, Florida. Although Ms. Huffman has retired from teaching in the public school system, she continues to share her passion for art teaching classes and workshops in fiber art and mixed media at various art venues and guilds throughout Florida.

 

 Acrylic Painting Techniques –  Bailey Contemporary Arts

Saturday, June 15, 2019

11 am to 3 pm   Registration: $40, all supplies included

 

 

Enjoy a workshop of acrylic painting taught by Kimberly Maxwell and learn how to freely convey emotions with use of color, texture of surface, and personal interpretations to different emotions; excitement, joy, frustration, fear, and many others. Learn new acrylic painting techniques, meet creative people, and have an engaging afternoon making art in a beautiful space.  Kimberley Maxwell was born in Canada and resides in South Florida. She earned her MFA at Florida Atlantic University and was awarded the 2004 South Florida Cultural Consortium Visual and Media Artist Fellowship.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Creative Workshops  –  The Blanche Ely House

Saturday, June 15, 2019

11 am – 1 pm    $5 includes supplies

 

 

 

Explore your artistic side and build new friendships! Every month, our instructors will introduce guests to an exciting art form providing both introductory and intermediate techniques that will enhance your skills. Learn how exciting becoming a creative can be!

 

It’s in the bag! |Bailey Contemporary Arts

Saturday, June 29, 2019

11 am-3 pm  Registration: $50, all supplies included

 

 

 

One of a Kind Tote bags by Andrea Huffman

 

 

 

Make a fashion statement at the farmers market or beach with your own original fabric tote bag.  This even is taught by Artist in Residence, Andrea Huffman. Each participant will design a large canvas zipper tote bag using various fabric paints, photo transfers, stamps and stencils. A hand carved stamp will be created to print on the bag, that can also be used for future projects. A variety of techniques will offer a wide range of options to create a functional work of art!

 

 

 

 Paper Mache Bowls| Bailey Contemporary Arts

 Saturday, July 13, 2019

11 am to 3 pm  Registration: $40, all materials included

 

 

This workshop will show the basics of Paper Mache. Give old magazines, junk mail, old books, and other unwanted papers a new lease on life & turn them into beautiful bowls & pots of different shapes and sizes. Transform simple materials into functional works of art! Instructor: Kimberley Maxwell was born in Canada and resides in South Florida. She earned her MFA at Florida Atlantic University and was awarded the 2004 South Florida Cultural Consortium Visual and Media Artist Fellowship.

 

 

Creative Workshops  –  The Blanche Ely House

Saturday, July 13, 2019

 Saturday, July 20, 2019

 Saturday, August 17, 2019

 

11 am – 1 pm    $5 includes supplies

 

 

Explore your artistic side and build new friendships! Every month, our instructors will introduce guests to an exciting art form providing both introductory and intermediate techniques that will enhance your skills. Learn how exciting becoming a creative can be!

 

 

 

For more information visit, www.pompanobeacharts.org or call 954-545-7800.

Bailey Contemporary Arts is located at 41 NE 1st Street, Pompano Beach, FL 33060

The Blanche Ely House is located at 1600 NW 6th Avenue, Pompano Beach, FL 33060

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Rickie Leiter, Publisher

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17019 SW Sapri Way   Port St. Lucie, FL 34986

“Window On The World”, Original Art Exhibit From National Award Winning Author/Illustrators Opens June 3 At Lighthouse ArtCenter. Tequesta’s Cultural Jewel Offers Plethora Of Events Including Summer Camp!

Galleries in Florida’s metropolitan areas would give anything for an exhibition like the one planned this summer at the Lighthouse ArtCenter!  For the 3rd summer in a row, the Lighthouse ArtCenter is celebrating an installation with some of the biggest names in the world of the children’s publishing industry. “Window On The World” will exhibit from June 3 – August 10. A docent-led tour for Groups or Field trips is available, which includes a make-and-take art object! You could expect a show of artwork by internationally known cultural icons in Miami, Orlando, or Tampa, but right here, in the Village of Tequesta, the most famous children’s book illustrators in the world show their original paintings.  How lucky are we? In addition, Summer Camp starts June 3, with lots of activities. Rickie Report shares the details about Summer Camp, the Exhibit, some sneak peeks, and information about making advanced reservations for tours/field trips.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Lighthouse ArtCenter Gallery

373 Tequesta Drive    Tequesta, Florida 33469

(561) 746-3101     www.LighthouseArts.org

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

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

 First Saturday of the month no charge

 

 

 

Cover, “The Word Collector”, by Peter H. Reynolds

 

 

 

 

“Window on the World”

Original Art Exhibition from picture books

by National Award Winning Author/Illustrators

June 3 – August 10, 2019

 

 

Group tours/ Field trips:

Docent accompanied group tours with make and take art project $5.00 each.

All group tours must be scheduled and prepaid in advance.  Call Sheri (561) 746-3101

 

 

3rd Thursdays:

The Meyer Law Firm generously sponsors 3rd Thursdays from 5:30 – 7:30 p.m.

No charge for members, nonmembers (18 and older) $5.00

• June 20, Performance by students at the Maltz Jupiter Theatre Goldner Conservatory of Performing Arts

• July 18, Presentation based on the creation of the ArtCamp students’ temporary art installation

 

 

 

“Sisters and Champions” Illustrations by Floyd Cooper

 

 

 

 

Visitors interested in acquiring new paintings for their collection will find many pieces available for purchase.  Summer camps looking for cultural experiences for their students are able to schedule docent-lead tours of the exhibition along with make-and-take art projects. During the dog days of summer, when another afternoon at the beach doesn’t inspire enthusiasm, bring your friends, neighbors and your Great Aunt Velma for a cultural experience they’ll always remember.

 

 

Google any one of these names and you’re sure to find pages upon pages of national and international awards: Peter H. Reynolds (The Dot, Ish, The Word Collector), Floyd Cooper (The Blacker the Berry), Brian Lies (The Rough Patch, Bats at the Beach), Emily McCully (Mirette on the High Wire), Erin E. and Philip Stead (A Sick Day for Amos McGee).  Today’s elementary school generation know and love the books, teachers and librarians around the country watch closely for their new titles and you should, too.  Picture Books are often a child’s first introduction to the arts.  They act as a mirror as well as a window on the world.  

 

 

 

 

From “Mirette on the High Wire”, illustrated by Emily McCully

 

 

 

 

Floyd Cooper is probably one of the best known, most celebrated, and highly regarded artists in the industry.  He has won the Coretta Scott King Award and Honor multiple times.  In an online interview about his 2019, “The Rough Patch”, Brian Lies says, “We all experience rough patches in our lives: loss, disappointment, and darkness. I wanted Evan’s story to provide readers with a safe way to experience those feelings and know they can come back from them. Ultimately, I see this as a book about hope!”  

 

 

From the Horn Book Review, “Sometimes a children’s book is so heart-warming it needs no greater purpose for reading than just to enjoy it. And sometimes you get lucky and a book is not only sweet, but perfect for that lesson you want to teach about characters! “A Sick Day for Amos McGee”, written by Philip C. Stead and illustrated by Erin Stead, is one such book.”

 

 

And, the reviews read like this for an extraordinary new tale, “The Word Collector”, by Peter H. Reynolds:  “Peter H. Reynolds always manages to walk a delicate line with his books – make that a couple lines: weighty but not weighed down. Universal yet kid-centric. No easy feat.”-Travis Jonker, School Library Journal   “Some people collect stamps. Some people collect coins. Some people collect art. And Jerome?  Jerome collected words . . . “In this extraordinary new tale from Peter H. Reynolds, Jerome discovers the magic of the words all around him — short and sweet words, two-syllable treats, and multi-syllable words that sound like little songs. Words that connect, transform, and empower.   From the creator of “The Dot”, “I Am Human”, and “Happy Dreamer” comes a celebration of finding your own words — and the impact you can have when you share them with the world.”

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

About 500 ArtCampers (some who hail from as far away as California or New Jersey) hop, skip and fly into the School of Art each summer to exercise their creative muscles using traditional mediums like clay and paint.  But for the second year in a row the campers will also spend a portion of each day inside the Gallery, surrounded by the artwork they already recognize.  Different from any other summer, in 2019, the Lighthouse ArtCenter ArtCampers are working collaboratively with the students of the Maltz Jupiter Theatre Goldner Conservatory of Performing Arts to craft a play with music based on the bestselling book “The Word Collector” © 2018 by Peter H. Reynolds, originally published by Orchard Books, Scholastic, used with permission of Pippin Properties, Inc.

 

 

• Lighthouse ArtCenter ArtCamp hours:  9:00 a.m. – 3:30 p.m. (before and aftercare can be arranged)

• ArtCamp runs for 8 weeks, beginning June 3, ending August 2, and closed for the week of the 4th of July.

• Scholarships are available with proof of need

 

 

 

1001 E Indiantown Rd, Jupiter, FL 33477

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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

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

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

Lighthouse ArtCenter Gallery

 373 Tequesta Drive Tequesta, Florida  33469

(561) 746-3201

Monday – Friday 10 am – 4 pm

Saturday 10 am – 2 pm

 

Lighthouse ArtCenter School of Art and Art Supply Store

395 Seabrook Road Tequesta, Florida 33469

(561)748-8737

Monday – Friday 9 am – 5 pm

Saturday 9 am – 4 pm

 

 

 

 

 

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Rickie Leiter, Publisher

Rickie@therickiereport.com   561-537-0291

17019 SW Sapri Way   Port St. Lucie, FL 34986

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

St. Lucie Cultural Alliance Announces Arts And Cultural Community Networking Mixer On May 29. Learn More About This Newly Designated Local Arts Agency

The St. Lucie Cultural Alliance is bringing together the arts and cultural community at a networking mixer and celebration on Wednesday, May 29. Artists, musicians, creative professionals, and business, nonprofit and civic leaders are all invited to mix, mingle, and network. St. Lucie Cultural Alliance is celebrating its recent recognition as St. Lucie County’s designated local arts agency.  Walk away with new connections and inspiration! The Rickie Report shares the details about this and other ways to connect to SLCA!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 INVITES  YOU:

 

 

 

 

Wednesday, May 29

5:30 -7:30 pm

Sunrise Theater

117 S 2nd St.    Fort Pierce, FL 34950

 

 

Cost to attend: FREE for St. Lucie Cultural Alliance members and a guest*, $10 for non-members.

If you decide to join St. Lucie Cultural Alliance at or after the event, we will credit your ticket cost toward your new membership.

Questions? Contact Holly Theuns at (772) 462-2783, holly.theuns@artstlucie.org. 

*Call or e-mail us for details about our guest policy.

 

 

 

 

Lisa Fitz-Coy, Communications Manager, tells The Rickie Report, “St. Lucie Cultural Alliance is a young organization, so we’re really trying to build awareness among artists (and galleries and arts organizations as well), about membership and our resources. Artists, musicians, creative professionals, and business, nonprofit and civic leaders are all invited to mix, mingle, and network. St. Lucie Cultural Alliance is celebrating its recent recognition as St. Lucie County’s designated local arts agency.”

 

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For more information:

St. Lucie Cultural Alliance

2300 Virginia Ave  Fort Pierce, FL 34982-5632

 

Resources:

 www.ArtStLucie.org

 https://www.facebook.com/StLucieCulturalAlliance/

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Rickie Leiter, Publisher

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Doug Marlowe Helps Harness The Power Of Technology For Individuals And Businesses, With A Specialty Niche For Artists. “teachITnow” Alleviates Frustration And Confusion

Doug Marlowe describes himself as “a curious sort”. His passion with art began at age 10, with the first roll of film he developed. That led him to the Rochester Institute of Technology with a degree in Photo Science and Engineering. He pioneered many of the processes used to go from the camera to the computer and from the computer to the printing press. Doug moved to telecommunications and was a “midwife” at the birth of the public Internet. Doug’s communication skills led him to decades of engineering project management and workplace education. Who has not dealt with some type of  technology issue?  Through teachITnow,Inc., Doug can help individuals, groups, and businesses corral their technology dysfunction and move forward with a sense of confidence toward success.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Could   you   benefit   from   Technotherapy?

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

With the rapid development of the Internet, computers, digital cameras, and cell phones, Doug was driven to educate those who are confused and frustrated with these technologies; especially artists, whose existence revolves around communications.

 

 

 

I don’t know if anyone else – no matter how creative she might ”think” she is – doesn’t arrive at the Wall of Exasperation! “What am I missing? I need a new set of eyes!” That’s how I felt when I called Doug to walk me through some various social media platforms for my very busy real estate career. Two days later, I took all my questions, my media campaigns, branding questions and sat with my ever patient brain trust named Doug Marlowe. Whether its formatting local or global campaigns or analyzing where the “new frontier” of promotion might be, I thank Doug for opening some areas to explore.
 
 
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Toni Lee Real Estate

 

 

Doug helps to “Do it better, Do it faster, and Deliver results.”

 

 

 

 

 

Doug’s company, teachITnow, Inc. has been helping the “bewildered and confused” harness the power of their technology since 2008. 

 

 

 

Doug Marlowe has been my IT guy for ten years. His creative and patient teaching style has enabled me to feel confident in my ability to control the technologies I need to create my art. I trust Doug implicitly with many aspects of my gallery’s operations, social media, and marketing. I recommend Doug highly.

Yaacov Heller, Artist and Gallery Owner 
Gallery 22 International, Inc    

 

 

 

 

 

 

For the art community, and assistance with PC & Mac issues, Adobe Creative Suite, Microsoft Office, Facebook, Instagram, Twitter, Web Sites (new and updates), Online Stores and Sales (Square, PayPal, etc.), and, of course, training.

 

 

I was in desperate need of revising my web site in time for my SOLO show and knew it needed professional help. My anxieties were dashed within days and my web site looks great at a reasonable cost.  I will continue to call on Doug for help with marketing on social media.  He was a pleasure to work with.  I highly recommend Doug!

 

 

 

 

 

 

Kitty Burri

Kitty Burri Fine Art

 

 

 

 

 

A portion of Doug’s client list includes: Ingrid Robinson, Artists and Charities Hand in Hand, Karen Lynne Gallery, Yaacov Heller Gallery 22, Kitty Burri Fine Art, Marian Kraus Photography, PC Professor, Toni Lee Real Estate, ArtsPlosure Decorating, ArtRageous Art & Frame, and many more.

 

 

 

 

 

 

For more information and to get in touch with Doug:

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Rickie Leiter, Publisher

Rickie@therickiereport.com   561-537-0291

17019 SW Sapri Way   Port St. Lucie, FL 34986

Let’s Get Creative This Summer In Pompano Beach! From Beginner To Advanced, There Is A Class For You!

The Pompano Beach Cultural Division wants us to get creative this summer! They are offering a wide array of workshops that will help both beginners and advanced students, providing them with tips to enhance their “making” skills. During each workshop, students will learn the steps to creating the project at hand, and when the class is finished, they will have their own unique work of art! The Rickie Report tells you what is happening in May at Bailey Contemporary Arts and the Blanche Ely House

 

 

 

POMPANO      BEACH      CULTURAL       DIVISION

   P  R  E  S  E  N  T  S:

 

 

L E T ‘S       G E T       C R E A T I V E !

 

 

 

Bailey Contemporary Arts

 

41 NE 1st Street, Pompano Beach, FL 33060

 

 

 

Black & White Charcoal Drawing On Toned Paper

Saturday, May 18, 2019 | 11 am to 3 pm

 

 

 

 

 

 

Registration: $40/student

Explore the rich tonal and expressive possibilities of Black & White Charcoal. Learn from instructor Kimberley Maxwell about the various types of charcoal and how to create a delicate range of values on toned drawing papers. The techniques of drawing with black & white charcoal together will be explored. Basic drawing experience recommended.   Kimberley Maxwell was born in Canada and resides in South Florida. She earned her MFA at Florida Atlantic University and was awarded the 2004 South Florida Cultural Consortium Visual and Media Artist Fellowship

 

 

The Blanche Ely House

 

 

 

(Photo courtesy of lafamialdebroward.com)

1600 NW 6th Avenue, Pompano Beach, FL 33060

 

 

 

 

Hand Crafted Teacher Appreciation Cards

Saturday, June 15, 2019   11 am – 1 pm

 

 

 

$5 includes supplies

 

Explore your artistic side and build new friendships! Every month, our instructors will introduce guests to an exciting art form providing both introductory and intermediate techniques that will enhance your skills. Learn how exciting becoming a creative can be!  This month, with school almost over and Teacher Appreciation week coming, we encourage families to come to this event and create the perfect card for your favorite teacher!

 

 

 

 

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. ccpompano.org

 

 

 

 

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Rickie Leiter, Publisher

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17019 SW Sapri Way   Port St. Lucie, FL 34986

 

 

 

 

 

The Gilt Complex Offers Free Art Talk On May 16. Learn About Framing, Art Restoration, Conservation Services. See Diverse Mat And Frame Selections Beyond Your Expectations!

Artists, students, and art enthusiasts are invited to an Art Talk: “Best Practices In Storing, Matting, and Framing Art” on Thursday, May 16 at The Gilt Complex.  This free event includes a prize drawing and will cover topics such as affordable framing options, tips on protecting and storing your art, styles & trends in displaying art, and photography frames that have a WOW impact!  The Gilt Complex will offer an Art Talk each third Thursday of the month.  We interview Duncan Hurd about this intriguing art resourceThe Rickie Report shares the details and a few sneak peeks.

 

 

608 Colorado Avenue  Stuart, FL  34944

772.463.0125     www.TheGiltComplex.com

Open Tuesday through Saturday from 10 to 5 

 

 

 

 

 

P R E S E N T S :

 

 

 

Art Talk:

“Best Practices In Storing, Matting, and Framing Art”

 

 

Thursday, May 16

5:30  –  8  pm

 

 

Free admission          Free parking

Free refreshments         Free prize drawing

 

 

 

 

 

 

The Rickie Report knows that art is all around us – and we just have to stop and notice!  I was checking out what was happening along Colorado Avenue, known as the “artbeart” of Stuart,  and came across a frame shop called The Gilt Complex. Intrigued, I went inside and had a fascinating conversation with Duncan Hurd, the owner.

 

 

TRR:  So, what’s with the name?

Duncan: 

Our business was founded by a gilder and art restorer in New Jersey in 1982. He has a great sense of humor and rather than call his business something like “Ye Olde Frame Shop,” he decided to have a little fun and call it “The Gilt Complex.” We took over after he retired a couple years ago, and we just love the quirkiness of the name. If nothing else, it’s a conversation starter.

 

 

An example of art restoration: You can see the more vibrant colors (left side) after this piece of artwork has been cleaned.

 

 

TRR:  Tell our readers more about your business.

Duncan: 

The Gilt Complex is a custom framing and art restoration business.  We frame everything from original art painted by the masters to your child’s masterpiece. In our restoration service, we mostly remove dirt and blemishes from the painting’s surface and repair minor damage.  Although we have been known to reline and restore significantly damaged historical works of art. 

 

 

 

TRR:  I’m in love with all your frames!

Duncan: 

Thanks.  We have what we consider to be one of the most diverse collections of frames in the area.  From historical reproduction 22-karat gold leaf finished corner frames to modern unfinished corner frames.  In order to avoid mass confusion, we organize our samples by style, with room between each frame so you can distinguish one from the other.  We have traditional, ornate gold and silver, wood veneer, contemporary and eclectic, and rustic styles, among others.  We even have a bright and colorful Coastal Collection.  

 

 

The thin black liner inside the mat opening on “Blue footed Boobies” by Katie Gianni, heightens the space and distinction between the artwork and the matting. It gives the eye a space to rest and appreciate the artwork, without being too crowded.  This frame further intensifies the feather of the subject matter, while the frame’s corners capture the look of webbed feet.

 

 

 

 

 

TRR:  What’s unique about your business?  What sets you apart?

Duncan: 

Three words: selection, service and smiles!  We have well over 2,000 frame samples in our showroom.  Beyond that, we will never compromise on quality.  We only use acid-free mats and papers, and all our glass is UV protected.  We are very careful about how we handle your art, and we take the time to fit your frame the right way.  That doesn’t mean that everything we do is expensive.  Quite the contrary.  We’re happy to work within any budget, but the quality of our work will be consistent no matter what you pay.  

TRR:  And smiles?

Duncan: 

We have a lot of fun doing what we do.  Our customers often comment about what a happy place this is.  It’s much more rewarding to establish relationships than to squeeze every nickel out of every sale.  So, we talk to you and laugh with you.  Life is too short not to enjoy what you do, and we like to share the fun we have doing it.  Thus, the smiles!

 

 

The dark mat took attention away from the art itself and the orange-toned frame was a distraction.

Now, the artwork is the main focus, bringing the blue from the art piece into the mat lining.  Look at how much brighter this piece seems!

 

 

 

 

TRR:  Who else works with you?

Duncan: 

My wife Pam is an engineer and she does everything in our workshop.  She operates our computerized mat cutter, cuts the glass, assembles the frames and puts it all together.  What I love about her approach is that she spends as much time on all the little things you will never see as she does on what’s in front of you.  Katie Gianni is an accomplished artist who brings that level of creativity to designing the ideal frame for your art, whether it’s an original or a print.  Finding the perfect marriage between the art and the frame is what Katie and I most enjoy.  

 

 

TRR:  You said you’ve been around since 1982, but I didn’t even know you were here.

Duncan: 

For about a dozen years we were tucked away in a strip mall on South Dixie Highway near Port Salerno.  Last year in February we moved the store to Colorado Avenue.  We love, love, love being in downtown Stuart in what is rapidly becoming known as the arts and entertainment district.  Someone recently called it “the artbeat of Stuart.”  More and more people are finding us every day due to our more centralized location.  Just like you did!

 

 

 

 

TRR:  How else can people find you?

Duncan: 

Probably the best place is through the internet.  Our website tells our story pretty well at TheGiltComplex.com.  We are a big supporter of the Arts Council of Martin County and you can see our ad in their magazine, as well as in the Lyric Theatre’s magazine.  One of the great rewards of owning a small business is becoming an integral part of the community.  In addition to the Arts Council, we are active members of the Stuart/Martin Chamber of Commerce.  It’s hard to go anywhere without recognizing someone, and we think that’s wonderful.  

Note the red line incised around the middle of the frame and how this accentuates the outlines in the artwork.  This and the color of the frame itself offer subtle touches that enhance the artwork. 

 

 

 

 

TRR:  What framing advice can you offer our readers?

Duncan: 

An expression I often repeat when choosing a frame is, “What does the art want?”  In other words, what frame will best compliment the art and draw your attention to the painting or print?  The advantage of custom framing is having many options available to you – not only the frames, but also mats, liners and all the other components that go into creating beautiful artwork.  You can almost always find something appropriate within your budget.  But if your decision is driven by price alone, you may not even give yourself the opportunity to consider the best design solution.  

 

 

TRR:  Do you have any concluding thoughts?

Duncan: 

If you surround yourself with art, every day will be filled with joy!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

For more information:

The Gilt Complex

608 Colorado Avenue    Stuart, FL 34994

772-463-0125     www.TheGiltComplex.com

Facebook

Instagram:  @thegiltcomplex

 

 

 

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Rickie Leiter, Publisher

Rickie@therickiereport.com   561-537-0291

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Advocacy & The Arts In Florida – It Is Time To Share Your Voice Before May 3rd. Legislators Will Vote On Funding. Tell Them To Support The A List

The Rickie Report is sharing a Call To Action for residents of Florida!  At this moment, our legislators are discussing and voting on a fully vetted and approved list of cultural activities across the State.  We are asking for more than a “share” or “like” on social media.  We are urging artists, art patrons, and art lovers to make your voices heard! The not for profit arts and cultural industry is just that – an INDUSTRY that generates revenue, jobs, and increased sales tax revenues that fuel our economy. The cultural arts make Florida a global destination.   The Arts & Culture industry in Florida creates over 227,843  jobs and returns nearly $500 million in revenue to state and local government.  Please click through to find the easy to follow directions and a synopsis of the information.

 

 

 

 

fundthealist.org

The FUND THE A LIST campaign calls for the Florida legislature to fully fund the essential arts and cultural programs formally reviewed, vetted, and approved by the process established by the Florida Department of State, the Division of Cultural Affairs, and the Florida Council on Arts and Culture.

The positive economic impact these programs provide to our State is substantial. Here are some quick facts about the economic importance of the arts: 

• Every $1 invested in arts and culture returns $9 to the local economy.

• Florida is home to 58,162 arts-related businesses that employ 227,843 people. 

• Cultural Interest is #2 driver for out-of-state and in-state tourists. 

• Over 69.9 million Floridians and tourists participate in arts and culture activities. 

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My name is ……..
I am calling to strongly urge you to support the cultural arts in Florida by funding the A List for Arts & Culture, which has been fully vetted and approved.
I am holding you responsible for the welfare of the State of Florida, which has always included a healthy cultural support system.
I look forward to seeing how you vote.
Thank you.

Who To Contact:

HOUSE SPEAKER

JOSE OLIVA

    (305)   364-3114    District phone          (850)   717-5110    Tallahassee       jose.oliva@myfloridahouse.gov    

HOUSE SPEAKER PRO TEMPORE

MARYLYNN MAGAR    

     (772)   545-3481    District phone          (850)   717-5082    Tallahassee        MaryLynn.Magar@myfloridahouse.gov    

HOUSE MAJORITY LEADER & HOUSE APPROPRIATIONS VICE CHAIR

DANE EAGLE

     (239)   772-1291    District phone          (850)   717-5077    Tallahassee        Dane.Eagle@myfloridahouse.gov   

HOUSE MAJORITY WHIP

MICHAEL GRANT

     (941)   613-0914    District phone         (850)   717-5075    Tallahassee        Michael.Grant@myfloridahouse.gov    

HOUSE MINORITY LEADER & HOUSE APPROPRIATIONS DEMOCRATIC RANKING MEMBER

KIONNE L. McGHEE

     (305)   256-6301    District phone         (850)   717-5117    Tallahassee        Kionne.McGhee@myfloridahouse.gov   

HOUSE MINORITY LEADER PRO TEMPORE

TRACIE DAVIS

         (904)   353-2180    District phone             (850)   717-5013    Tallahassee            tracie.davis@myfloridahouse.gov    

HOUSE APPROPRIATIONS CHAIR

W. TRAVIS CUMMINGS

     (904)   278-5761    District phone         (850)   717-5018    Tallahassee        Travis.Cummings@myfloridahouse.gov    

HOUSE TAT APPROPRIATIONS SUBCOMMITTEE CHAIR

JAY TRUMBULL

         (850)   914-6300    District phone             (850)   717-5006    Tallahassee           Jay.Trumbull@myfloridahouse.gov    

HOUSE TAT APPROPRIATIONS SUBCOMMITTEE VICE CHAIR

BRAD DRAKE

       (850)   951-0547    District phone           (850)   717-5005    Tallahassee         brad.drake@myfloridahouse.gov    

HOUSE TAT APPROPRIATIONS SUBCOMMITTEE DEMOCRATIC RANKING MEMBER

BARBARA WATSON

     (305)   654-7100    District phone         (850)   717-5107    Tallahassee    barbara.watson@myfloridahouse.gov

Your State Representative and State Senator

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myfloridahouse.gov

 

Special thanks to Janeen Mason, of the Lighthouse ArtCenter for sharing this information

and the backgrounders which helped our staff write this article

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TikiMarket Offers Free Jazz And Art Show On Sunday, April 28. Family Friendly, Free Admission And Parking

The TikiMarket at the Marina in Riviera Beach invites visual artists and jazz lovers to enjoy “Art & Jazz Sunday” on April 28.  Artists will be selling their creations at the open-air market, which is family friendly. Applications for future events are available. All mediums, including 2D and 3D art are welcome.  Come and browse, shop, and enjoy the music of Yvette Norwood-Tiger, Ebonie Paris, and Joseph Tapper.   The Rickie Report shares the details of applying for vendor space and some sneak peeks.  Kudos to the Riviera Beach CRA for providing this community outreach year round on Sundays!

 

 

 

Riviera Beach CRA

 

PRESENTS:

 

TikiMarket

 

Sunday, April 28

4 – 7 pm

 

Riviera Beach Marina Village

190 E.13th Street   Riviera Beach, FL

 

Free admission and parking

 

TikiMarket is located on the slip side of the Marina, off US 1/Broadway and 13th Street. (Just follow the music!) Free on-site parking, and also accessible by boat, water taxi and the Peanut Island Ferry

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Come to the TikiMarket – A unique outdoor market with a Calypso beat!  

 

 

 

TikiMarket is like a little escape to the islands.

Decked out with Tiki Bar touchstones and nonstop lively music, the market will feature a mix of island-y fare and wares.  

 

 

Special events, entertainment and kid-friendly activities are also in the works.

 

 

 

CALL  FOR  ARTISTS:

 

PLEASE NOTE:  

THERE ARE ONGOING EVENTS AT THE

TIKIMARKET –

WE URGE YOU TO APPLY FOR FUTURE EVENTS ! ! !

561.352.6626 or  tikimarketrb@gmail.com

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

For more information:

tikimarketrb.com

561.352.6626

 

 

 

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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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Rickie Leiter, Publisher

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