Art Adventures & Whitespace Offer The Trip Of The Season! Explore London’s Art Scene In Style And With Flair!

Elayne Mordes of Whitespace begins season offering a new Art Adventure!  Explore London from April 23 – April 30, 2020 with other art aficionados!  The Rickie Report shares the details and registration forms here.

 

 

 

 

 

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

 

Stop By Center For Creative Education For Special FREE “The Art Of Science” Exhibit Friday, October 25 In Conjunction With Northwood Village ‘Art Night Out’ Event. Fun For kids And Adults!

“The Art of Science” initiative is a collaborative effort of the South Florida Science Center and Aquarium (SFSCA) and Center for Creative Education (CCE) based on STEAM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Art and Math) activities.  Enjoy the special FREE expo on Friday, October 25 during the Northwood Village ‘Art Night Out’ event.  This promises to be fun for kids and adults!  The Art of Science exhibition will be on view in the Sallie & Berton Korman Gallery at CCE from October 4 to October 25 during regular gallery hours.  The Rickie Report shares the details here.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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

 

The Sallie & Berton Korman Gallery at Center for Creative Education

 

PRESENTS:  

“The Art Of Science”

 

 

A Special | FREE | Expo Event!

Friday, October 25

6  –  8 pm

In conjunction with the Northwood Village ‘Art Night Out’ event

Fun for kids and adults!

 

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

Exhibition is open to the public Now through October 25

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

The Art of Science is made possible with support from Prime Time Palm Beach County, Inc. which receives significant funding from the children’s services council of Palm Beach County.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

The Gallery at Center for Creative Education
425 24th Street    West Palm Beach, FL 33406
561-805-9927

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

Jonathon Ortiz-Smykla, Gallery and Marketing Manager

JonathonO@cceflorida.org

State Issued Photo ID Required for Visit
T: (561) 805-9927 ext. 106   F: (561) 805-9929
W: cceflorida.org 

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

 

 

 

 

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 Us At The mARTies To Celebrate Performing And Visual Arts Plus The Key People Who Make Them Happen. Get Your Tickets Now!

Join us at the mARTies on Thursday, November 14 at the historic Lyric Theater to celebrate the performing and visual arts, plus the people who help make them alive in Martin County. It takes a mix of artists, philanthropists, volunteers and leaders weaving together that gives the community a more vibrant, rich and colorful texture.  The Arts Council and the mARTies committee also announced several winners in advance of the ceremony. Rickie Report publisher, Rickie Leiter, was honored to be one of the jurors for two categories ( we’ve been sworn to secrecy).  We share the names of the honorees, ticket details and hope to see you there to support the arts!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

INVITES    YOU     TO    CELEBRATE:

 

 

 

 

 

Thursday, November 14th

 

VIP Reception  5:30 –  6:30 PM

Café Martier | 23 SW Osceola St, Stuart FL 34994

$72 (includes Awards Presentation)

 

 

 

 

Awards Presentation   7 PM

 

 

The Lyric Theatre | 59 SW Flagler Ave, Stuart, FL 34994

Adults $37 & Students $22

 

 

 

GET YOUR TICKETS:

 

Tickets: https://www.lyrictheatre.com/show/10190-the-marties-awards

 

2019   mARTies   Named   Award   Winners:

 

 

 

Lawrence A Sanders Lifetime Achievement in the Arts:

Guy Coheleach

Excellence in Arts Education:

Cindy Kessler

Philanthropy in the Arts:

Jerome & Phyllis Rappaport

Arts Leadership:

Karen Barnes

Corporate Leadership:

PNC-Arts Alive!

Special Recognition:

MCHS Visual Arts Team – Amanda Jones & Bryan Johnson and student artists and Kim Jones, Prescription Shop

Arts Service:

Mary Ann Loomis

2019 mARTies Award Nominees:

Adult Literary

  • Betty JoBuro

  • Linda Aileen Miller

  • June O’Brien

  • Nicki van Vonno

Adult Performing

  • Lorrianna Colozzo

  • Anna Preston

  • Tasha Shirley

Adult Visual

  • Betty Brain

  • Suzanne Connors

  • Amanda Jones

  • Rosalind Neilen

  • Roni Rottner

Student Performing Music

  • Zoe Beaton

  • Abigail Bracken

  • Sophie Bracken

  • Aliya French

  • Brandon Gunter

  • Lucas Pereira

  • Courtney Stanford

Student Performing Theatre

  • Kaitlyn Conboy

  • Julia Cuccurullo

  • Glenna Dull

  • Eliza Levy

  • Mollie Saum

  • Gina Saxton

  • Leelou Ziehm

Student Visual

  • Crystal Aguilar

  • Teagan Carregal

  • Dina Coletti

  • Isabella Gallese

  • Miguel Paes

  • Raymundo Ramirez

  • Allison Sanchez

  • Amelia Stebbing

  • Aleesia Wise

 

 

Since 2003, the mARTies have been the premier celebration of the arts – performing and visual, and the people who help make them alive in our community. It takes a mix of artists, philanthropists, volunteers and leaders weaving together that gives the community a more vibrant, rich and colorful texture.

Beyond the nominees, the Arts Council and the mARTies committee also has several awards that are announced and named in advance of the ceremony. The categories were selected by the founding committee of the mARTies to recognize key elements that make an arts community vibrant and sustainable. The named awards represent a legacy of commitment to things such as arts education, corporate leadership and philanthropy. Visit our blog (martinarts.blog) to see past recipients of all the awards – a legacy that has grown to over 140 award recipients!

The mARTies are a signature event of the Arts Council of Martin County honoring outstanding artistic, voluntary and philanthropic achievement in Martin County which inspire a passion for and participation in the arts in our community. The event could not be possible without hours of volunteer time from our dedicated committee members and with the financial support of our sponsors.

 

 

Our website: https://www.martinarts.org/arts-foundation/news_events/marties-awards/

 

 

Contact us at (772) 287-6676 or info@martinarts.org today!

 

 

 

 

 

 

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

 

Boca Raton Pen Women Announce Membership Luncheon On October 17 At Indian Spring Country Club

The Boca Raton Branch National League of American Pen Women (NLAPW) is hosting its annual membership luncheon at the Indian Spring Country Club on October 17, 2019. We’ll be kicking off our new 2019 – 2020 season of programs and special events.  The Rickie Report shares the details and urges you to check out this organization of women in the arts (writers, artists, and music composers)!

 

 

 

 

 

2019 Boca Raton Pen Women Membership Luncheon

Thursday, October 17, 2019 – 12:00 Noon

 

 

 

 

Indian Spring Country Club – 11501 EL Clair Ranch Rd – Boynton Beach, FL 33437

Members: $30 – Non-members: $35

 

The Boca Raton Branch National League of American Pen Women (NLAPW) is hosting its annual membership luncheon at the Indian Spring Country Club on October 17, 2019. We’ll be kicking off our new 2019 – 2020 season of programs and special events.

 

Join us and learn how the Boca Raton Pen Women can enrich your life with art, music, books, poetry, drama, and much more.  If you are a writer, artist, composer or patron/lover of the arts, you’ll find inspiring programs and warm and welcoming new friends.

 

Opportunities to present your creative work in public forums are arranged by our Art, Letters and Music Committees. You’ll network with our creative members and expand your reach in the local community. You can participate in writing and art workshops, book talks, art exhibits, national webinars that offer valuable educational information, and more.

 

You won’t want to miss this once-a-year membership event. Enjoy a lavish buffet luncheon, including salads, baked salmon, chicken chasseur, pasta primavera, fresh vegetables, rolls, dessert station with fruit and pastries, and beverages.

 

We are featuring a fabulous Silent Auction. You can bid on member art pieces, gift baskets, theater tickets, gift certificates and unique items. Proceeds from the auction fund our achievement awards program for high school and college women pursuing careers in the arts.

 

Checks or Cash ONLY for auction items.

 

Download Reservation Form at www.bocapenwomen.org
Sponsors: The Norton Museum, Rapoport’s Restaurant Group, Max’s Grille,Publix, Lynn University.

 

Boca Raton Branch National League of American Pen Women

Annual Membership Luncheon

Thursday, October 17, 2019 12:00 Noon

Indian Spring Country Club – 11501 EL Clair Ranch Rd – Boynton Beach, FL 33437

Valet Parking

Directions: 561-737-5544

—————————————————————————————————————

COPY RESERVATION FORM AND RETURN WITH YOUR CHECK

Members: $30 – Non-members: $35

Checks payable to: Boca Raton Branch NLAPW
Send to: Elaine Hutt, 7666 Majestic Palm Drive, Boynton Beach FL 33437

Email Elaine Bossik for more information: elainebossik@yahoo.com

NAME: (Print) ____________________________________Email ________________________

GUEST:__________________________________Email________________________________

GUESTS: How did you hear about us?_______________________________________________

 

DEADLINE FOR RECEIPT OF CHECKS: October 10, 2019

page2image35565376 page2image35559232 page2image35553280 page2image35558656 page2image35563456page2image35555776

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 44 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

 

 

 

 

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 Of Palm Beach County Invites Public To “Member’s Choice” Exhibit And Issues A Call For Support As Art On Park Gallery May Lose Its Occupancy!

The Artists of Palm Beach County is one of the most supportive community arts groups The Rickie Report publicizes.  We must apprise the arts community about APBC’s latest struggle to maintain occupancy at Art on Park Gallery in Lake Park.  The Rickie Report shares photos from “Through The Camera’s Eyes” and invites the public to “Member’s Choice” Exhibit which will run from October 10 through November 16 with an Opening Reception on October 18, 2019.  We share VITAL information for YOU to HELP keep Art on Park Gallery as their home base.  It is a simple request for an email or snail mail letter of support.  Details are here.

 

 

 

 

Art on Park Gallery

 

www.artistsofpalmbeachcounty.com

For Artists by artists of all disciplines, media and price points

Open:   Monday through Saturday Noon to 6 PM

800 Park Avenue Lake Park, Florida 33403      561-345-2842

 

 

APBC Art on Park Gallery

PRESENTS:  

MEMBER’S     CHOICE      EXHIBIT

Opening Reception:

Friday,  October 18, 2019

 5- 8 pm

Exhibit runs October 10 through November 16

 

 

 

CALL   TO   ACTION :

To show your support, if you cannot stop by the gallery to sign the petition, please send a letter of support via email or snail mail to:

ArtistsofPBC@gmail.com

Or by snail mail:

Artists of Palm Beach County

Art on Park Gallery

800 Park Avenue Lake Park, FL  33403

You MUST include your name, address and phone number for the letter of support to be legally binding.

 

DEADLINE:  October 1, 2019

 

 

 

 Ed Munoz presenting Barbara Ziev with her First Place Award in front of her photo at the “Through the Camera’s Eye” Opening Reception.

 

 

 

Americans for the Arts Public Art Network Council states in their Green Paper: “Cities gain value through public art – cultural, social, and economic value. Public art is a distinguishing part of our public history and our evolving culture. It reflects and reveals our society, adds meaning to our cities and uniqueness to our communities… and builds bridges between cultures. The arts are also a fundamental component of a healthy community—strengthening them socially, educationally, and economically—benefits that persist even in difficult social and economic times.” Furthermore, data strongly indicate that cities with an active, dynamic cultural scene are more attractive to businesses and therefore act as catalysts for revenue and urban regeneration.

 

 

 

 Ed presenting Irma Friedman with her Honorable Mention Award

 

 

That being said, Artists of Palm Beach County, Inc. (APBC) is having trouble getting the support from the town of Lake Park to continue its occupancy of the Art on Park Gallery at 800 Park Avenue. They may have to vacate the premises in the very near future. The group has been there for the past six years and has been a great contribution to the town. With more than a hundred local artist members, the gallery is the home of over a dozen resident artists and exhibits works of artists from throughout Palm Beach County. APBC’s mission is to bring artists together to share and learn from each other and to offer the opportunity to the community to create an environment that encourages the arts.

 

 

 

 Ed congratulating Dennis Leon for being the Featured Artist for the exhibition

 

 

 

The gallery has been open six days a week from noon to 6 PM and has offered free programs including ongoing exhibitions, lectures, demonstrations and classes to local residents. It  has provided scholarships for students in Palm Beach Gardens High School and Jupiter High School as well as donations and sponsorships to Lake Park events such as the recent Back to School Extravaganza in which 10 members volunteered their time to distribute food, answer questions, and direct the hundreds of people that attended the event. The numerous exhibitions and solo exhibits over the years have included many that helped to raise money for various local charitable organizations including the Audubon Society, Busch Wildlife Sanctuary, and the Friends of the Lake Park Public Library. In fact, APBC collaborated with the Public Library on a number of occasions exhibiting work and providing presentations. A recent Art on Park Gallery exhibit, “Now It Is Summer.” displayed the artwork done by 7 to 12 year olds in the Lake Park Summer Camp Program who took part in an art event at the library with supplies donated by APBC.

 

 

 

They prefer to stay where they are!

All this is to say that the Artists of Palm Beach County hopes to continue its mission even if it is no longer housed in 800 Park Avenue. The group existed for a number of years before they occupied the Art on Park Gallery. Meetings were held at artists homes, or in other local venues, and space was rented for exhibitions. While the group can do that again, they are open to ideas of where to go, and they are reaching out to the community for help to find a new home if necessary.

 

 

 

In the meantime a call for artists has gone out for a Member’s Choice exhibit, which will run from October 10th through November 16th with an Opening Reception on October 18, 2019. Everyone is invited and the Artists of Palm Beach County is looking forward to celebrating the talent of its membership. Please mark your calendar and plan to celebrate with them.

 

 

 

 

For more information about these exhibits, classes, Art Salons, studio space or other events:

APBC Art on Park Gallery
800 Park Avenue, Lake Park FL 33403
561-345-2842
http://www.artistsofpalmbeachcounty.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

 

PGA/Verano Announces Call For Artists. One Day Indoor Festival Of Arts February 8, 2020 Applications Are Open

Club Talavera at PGA/Verano in Port St. Lucie announces its Call for Artists for its Annual Festival of Arts on Saturday, February 8, 2020. This indoor show offers attendees free admission and free parking.  Artists creating 2D and 3D works are encouraged to apply. Proceeds help to benefit the Ft. Pierce Jazz Society Scholarship Fund.  The Rickie Report shares the details and application.

 

 

 

PGA/ VERANO’S     FESTIVAL     OF    ARTS

CALL    FOR    ARTISTS

SATURDAY, FEBRUARY 8, 2020

11 AM – 3 PM

 

 

 

 

For more information please contact:

Barbara Vennard     bvhere@comcast.net

or

Rickie Leiter      rickie@therickiereport.com

 

 

For more information about the Fort Pierce Jazz Society:

https://www.jazzsociety.org

 

 

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

Pferdekamper Studio Is Available For Art Exhibitions And Space Rentals

In the grand natural setting of Loxahatchee, FL, Gisela Pferdekamper’s “barn” sits ready for art exhibits as well as party rentals. Gisela’s art exhibits and parties are well known, and up to 200 guests have enjoyed the facility. Artists looking for exhibition space for themselves or to share with other artists, as well as party planners need to read this article.  If you are an art lover, ask Gisela to add you to her mailing list!  The Rickie Report shares the details.

 

 

 

 

PFERDEKAMPER      STUDIO

ART   EXHIBITIONS /  PARTY   SPACE  

NOW  AVAILABLE

 

 

Availability  November, 2019 through April, 2020

 

 

$564.  includes:

 

 

 

  • 800 square feet with partial high ceiling wall space

  • shelf space

  • pedestals

  • tables

  • chairs

  • outside veranda

  • gallery lights

  • alarm system

  • refrigerator

  • microwave

  • restroom 

  • parking

  • includes event permit

  • 4 days total, including the party or artist reception

 

Artist must be on premises for the duration of any exhibit

Exhibit hours:

9 am – 5 pm

Party Hours:

5 pm – 9 pm

Artist is responsible for event cards, publicity, party, and refreshments.

Artist retains 100% of their sales, and will receive 10% of any of Gisela’s work sold during the exhibition.

Gisela will announce your event on her Facebook page.  

More than one artist can collaborate for an exhibit:  painter/jewelry maker/sculptor/photographer  or two painters, for example.

 

 

 

For more details please call Gisela at: 561.422.3037  

or email:   g.pferdekamper@icloud.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

St. Lucie Farmers Market Opens Applications To Artist, Artisans, Vendors. Showcases Interactive Marketplace On Sundays Beginning November 3

The St. Lucie Farmers Market (SLFM) is entering its second season by celebrating Florida growers, artisans, and food enthusiasts.  This is an interactive marketplace whose mission is to foster a sense of community-supported economy.  Residents of St. Lucie West have embraced this vibrant market with open arms.  The Rickie Report shares a Call For Applications, as the market gears up for season beginning Sunday, November 3.

 

 

 

 

 

 

Opens Sunday, November 3 

 

 

Every Sunday starting Nov. 3

 10am – 2pm

 

 

 

1855 SW Fountainview Blvd.

St. Lucie West Blvd & Peacock

Enter through Peacock.

Port St. Lucie, FL 34986

 

SLFM is seeking creative and fun Florida vendors.

Vendor Fee: $25 per week.

 

 

 

 

 

Located in St. Lucie West about a mile from First Data Field. Enter through Peacock make a right onto Fountainview,  located Bob Evans before Carraba’s.

 

 

Easily accessible from I-95 (Exit 121 St. Lucie West)

 

Vision & Mission

St. Lucie Farmers Market (SLFM) aims to promote regional growers and producers by providing a productive market place where local vendors interact with area residents and visitors fostering a sense of a community- supported economy.

SLFM will host events on a weekly basis connecting the community to local non-profits, businesses and other community entities

SLFM will provide a family friendly and safe environment, a community venue where locals connect and neighbors mingle.

 

 

 

 

 

 

Contact:

rsgarlato@thenetworkrealtygroup.com

www.stluciefarmersmarket.com

For vendor application and detailed info: http://stluciefarmersmarket.com/become-a-vendor/

Please call Rose directly at 954-290-4559 or email: rsgarlato@thenetworkrealtygroup.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

 

“Tattoo: The Renaissance Of Body Art” Features Original Art By Ed Hardy And Custom Motorcycles By Ron Finch

The Lighthouse ArtCenter‘s new exhibit, “Tattoo: The Renaissance of body Art” is a display of the legends, including Ed Hardy.  Not all legends in this show are tattooers, however.  Ron Finch, recognized worldwide for his outrageous custom styled motorcycles is showing the best of his motorcycle art in the gallery along with Hardy.  Fifty other artists from around the country, all whose work is tattoo inspired, applied to this exhibition and the juried results are 2D, 3D, and photography that fill the bright open spaces with color and joy. On October 17, LAC presents the “Nearly” Nude Runway Show with fashion designer, Bosha Stone, featuring models wearing carefully crafted garments that expose their artistic tattoos. The Rickie Report shares the details and some sneak peeks.  Get there!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

” TATTOO: The Renaissance of Body Art “

Featuring 

 

Original Art by Ed Hardy

Honolulu, Hawaii 

& 

 

Custom Motorcycles by Ron Finch

Finch’s Custom Cycles, Pontiac, Michigan  

 

 

Thursday,  September 19th

Artists’ Reception, Awards Ceremony

5:30 – 7:30  pm

 

Free to members, non-members $10

 

 

Thursday, October 17th

 

“Nearly” Nude Runway Show

with fashion designer, Bosha Stone

 

5:30 – 7:30 pm

 

Featuring models wearing carefully crafted garments that expose their artistic tattoos.

 

 

Tickets $50 in advance, limited seating

 

Claudio Napolitano’s “Tattoo Artist, Stefano Alcantara”

 

 

 

Gallery Hours:

 

Hours:  Monday – Friday 10 a.m. – 4 p.m.

Saturday – Sunday 10 a.m. – 2 p.m.

(New: First Saturday of the month is free and open to the public)

 

Exhibition dates: Now through November 2, 2019

No charge for members, Nonmembers $5

 

Sculpture by Diane Lublinski

 

 

 

Lighthouse ArtCenter Curator, Janeen Mason tells The Rickie Report, “Walk into any coffee shop in the country and you’ll see things that would make your Grandmother’s hair stand on end.  Tattoos, once an act of rebellion or a rite of passage are now sported by everyone from purple haired baristas to hip executives.  Those who can will pay as much as $20,000 for a whole sleeve.  Who is responsible for this renaissance of tribalism; for the common sighting of what used to be strictly taboo”?  

How??  What?? When did tattoos become fine art?

 

 

 

Detail by Ed Hardy

 

 

 

Ed Hardy knows.  He started tattooing neighborhood kids when he was eleven years old.  Granted he was using Maybelline eyeliner in those days, but that flame burned bright from the first time he saw hula girls dancing on the biceps of a WWII vet.  If there is a trail of ink that can answer these questions it leads back fifty-five years to 1965.  Ed Hardy, then a young man, turned down the offer of an advanced degree and a teaching position at Yale to open a tiny tattoo studio on his father-in-law’s dime.

 

 

 

Since then Ed Hardy’s iconic art has grown into a $52 billion brand with global sales of licensed goods on everything from lighters to leather jackets.  Today, he has two elite venues in the entire country that are exhibiting his fine art: one is the DeYoung Museum in San Francisco, while the other is the Lighthouse ArtCenter in Tequesta, Florida.  Visitors to the ArtCenter’s show explore his original paintings after they cross the gallery’s threshold where a discreet sign states, “This exhibition may not be suitable for all audiences.”  Although the dynamic pieces by Ed Hardy are G-rated, this exhibition also hosts vintage original flash and memorabilia from crusty, long-gone tattooers like Sailor Jerry, Percy Waters and Mike Malone, whose work on display is not quite so conservative.

 

 

It’s a display of the legends.

 

Custom Detail by Ron Finch

 

 

 

 

Not all legends in this show are tattooers, however.  Ron Finch, recognized worldwide for his outrageous custom styled motorcycles is showing the best of his motorcycle art in the gallery along with Hardy.  Fifty other artists from around the country, all whose work is tattoo inspired, applied to this exhibition and the juried results are 2D, 3D, and photography that fill the bright open spaces with color and joy.

 

 

Meaningful life events commemorated by this permanent art are on living display October 17, when the Lighthouse ArtCenter presents the “Nearly” Nude Runway Show with fashion designer, Bosha Stone, featuring models wearing carefully crafted garments that expose their artistic tattoos.  Tickets are $50 in advance, limited seating.  The exhibition is generously sponsored by Douglas B. Andrews, Lucky Supply and Stephen Stone.

 

 

 

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

(New: First Saturday of the month is free and open to the public)

 

 

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

 

 

 

 

 

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

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

“Gema The Curious Butterfly” Brings Gabriela Esquivel’s Artwork And Heartfelt Message To Children. Book Signings And Activities On August 10 And October 2

Gabriela Esquivel‘s artwork and story, “Gema The Curious Butterfly” shares universal messages of friendship, freedom, and love.  The colors will make you smile!  Meet Gabriela at a book signing event on Saturday, August 10 at Tommy Bahama on Las Olas Blvd in Fort Lauderdale.  Kids can color a Gema masquerade mask to take home.  On October 2, stop by the Museum of Discovery and Science in Fort Lauderdale for a special program.  Gabriela is available for a children’s show, workshops, and will perform at learning centers, museums, elementary schools, private children’s parties, book fairs, and art fairs.  The Rickie Report shares the details and some sneak peeks.

 

 

 

 

⭐ Top100 Children’s Book on Amazon! ⭐

 

 

 

 

 

 

BOOK   SIGNING/  CHILDREN’S  ART  ACTIVITY

 

 

Saturday, August  10

11 am

Tommy Bahama

1002 E Las Olas  Blvd   Fort Lauderdale, FL 33301

 

 

 

 

 

 

GEMA, THE CURIOUS BUTTERFLY and WORKSHOP

Wednesday, October 2

Time to be announced: Please contact Gabriela

Museum of Discovery and Science in Fort Lauderdale

401 SW 2nd St.   Fort Lauderdale, FL 33312  

954.713.0930

 

Free Painting Activity with Gem’s Masquerade Mask 

 

Gabriela tells The Rickie Report, “Colorful forms, lines, women’s figures and textures are combined to create art pieces that express a constant search for freedom. The paintings, video animations and music transport the viewer/listener to spaces where the skies and times are endless. The artist invites him/her to “become one with nature, the Universe and the Light”.

She continues, ” I question the systems and traditional myths and am interested in finding the Divine without necessarily practicing the rituals stated by any specific doctrine. I defy the traditional roles of women in society, writing my own story — a new story — whereby the women in my paintings travel alone and unwrapped from traditional roles…”

 

 

 

Gabriela Esquivel

Gabriela is available for kid’s shows and workshops and can be hire to be performed at learning centers, museums, elementary schools, private kid’s parties, book fairs, etc. 

 

 

 

Gabriela Esquivel is a Costa Rican artist and author currently living in South Florida.  She has lived in Germany, Switzerland, United States and Puerto Rico. Her work has been featured in the 2015th Florence Biennale Catalogue (Italy), Go Riverwalk Magazine in Fort Lauderdale, Around Town News in Fort Lauderdale, Midtown Miami Magazine in South Florida, and in main journals in Puerto Rico.  Gabriela has participated in Art Fort Lauderdale Fair, exhibiting with ArtBox Gallery (Zurich, Switzerland)  and Contemporary Art Projects (Fort Lauderdale) during Art Basel Miami. She has also worked together with Business for the Arts of Broward and participated in their Art & Soul Annual exhibition at the DoubleTree by Hilton Hotel (Fort Lauderdale). Gabriela had a SOLO show “Soul and Mysticism” at Artserve (2018). She presented her SOLO show “Gardens of Freedom” at 33rd St. Wine Bar where she combined art+music, exhibiting paintings and performing songs of her authorship.

 

 

 

Gabriela Esquivel at the 2015 Florence, Italy Biennale

 

Gabriela is part of the “Open Canvas Project”, a murals project organized by ArtServe; she is also part of “Genii Loci”, a road-tattoo/street mural on Rosemary Avenue (W. Palm Beach). She was part of “La Campechada” event, organized by the Puerto Rican Art Museum; and “Casa de los Contrafuertes” Art Project in Puerto Rico. Interested in bringing together art and philanthropy,  she was one of the artists of the “Redesign Bash” organized by Salvation Army of Broward County (Galleria Mall in Fort Lauderdale).

 

 

 

 

She is a committee member of Salvation Army of Broward and of the Neighbors Volunteer Office from the City of Fort Lauderdale. She is the founder of “Butterflies for Puerto Rico”, an artistic-musical-social project that has partnered with international musicians and organizations to help Puerto Rico after hurricane Maria. Gabriela earned her BFA in Sculpture from the School of Fine Arts of Puerto Rico and her BA in Humanistic Studies with emphasis in Music from the Interamerican University of Puerto Rico. When she is not painting, Gabriela studies the piano and composes her own music. Gabriela’s award winning artwork is in several permanent private and corporate collections through the United States and the Caribbean.  

 

 

For more information or to contact Gabriela:

Facebook @gabrielaesquivele

Instagram @gabrielaesquivele

www.gabrielaesquivel.com

To reserve dates for the Gema’s Kids show and Workshop

  Call  (786) 582 9042

 

 

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