Creative Arts School At Old School Square In Delray Beach Announces February Workshops

Each year the Creative Arts School at Old School Square presents a variety of workshops led by resident and visiting artists. Learn more about Plein Air painting with Ralph Papa, Plein Air Figure Painting with Eli Cedrone, Building an abstract Series with Brenda Hope Zappitell, Abstract Workshop with Sally Cooper, or Creativity and Style for Artists with Ralph Papa.  The Rickie Report shares the details about these One-Day and Two-Day Workshops and urges you to sign up , as spaces are limited!

 

 

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51 N. Swinton Avenue        Delray Beach, FL 33444
Http://OldSchoolSquare.org
561.243.7922

 

 

 

The Creative Arts School

at Old School Square

Presents February Workshops

Workshops meet at the Creative Arts School, located on the second floor of the Crest Theatre building at Old School Square.

 

 

Plein Air Painting with Ralph Papa

Friday, February 5th

9:00 am to 3:30 pm

 

 

 

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“Riverbed” by Ralph Papa

 

This one-day workshop, part of the Resident Artist Workshop Series, is for artists at all levels who wish to improve their ability to sketch and paint outdoors. This one-day workshop includes instructor demonstrations, scene selection criteria, tools of the trade, setup, composition, perspective, color selection and mixing followed by a critique and Q&A session. Fee is $165.

 

 

 

Figure Painting En Plein Air with Eli Cedrone

Friday and Saturday, February 12 & 13

9:30 am to 4:30 pm

 

 

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“En Plein Air Figures” by Eli Cedrone

 

 

This workshop is part of the Visiting Artist Workshop Series for professional and serious amateur artists. Learn the fundamentals of painting from the live model in an outdoor setting. We’ll be working with well-lit models in quick poses, moving to longer poses as the class progresses. Topics include outdoor lighting conditions (direct, ambient and reflected light), how sunlight affects color, seeing color and value as a unit, and developing the ability to paint quickly and accurately. Fee is $375.

 

 

 

 

Building an abstract Series with Brenda Hope Zappitell

Tuesday-Thursday, February 23 – 25

9:30 am to 4:30 pm

 

 

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Abstract by Brenda Hope Zappitell

 

 

This intensive workshop is part of the Visiting Artist Workshop Series for professional and serious amateur artists and focuses on creating a series by learning how to paint three or more paintings a day, using acrylic paint. Topics also include color theory, composition and suggestions for creating your own “painting process.” There will be daily meditation and painting demonstrations. Fee is $540.

 

 

 

Creativity and Style for Artists with Ralph Papa

Friday, February 26th

 9 am to 3:30 pm

 

 

 

 

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                             PHOTO by RALPH PAPA

 

 

This one day workshop, part of the Resident Artist Workshop Series, is for intermediate and advanced artists. Take your artwork to the next level! Included will be methods of constructive critiquing, demonstrations and exercises to show how your work can improve. Fee is $165.

 

 

 

 

Abstract Workshop with Sally Cooper

Saturday, February 27th

 9:30 am to 4:30 pm

 

 

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Abstract by Sally Cooper

 

 

This workshop is part of the Resident Artist Workshop Series. Jump start your creativity and push your painting experience to new levels in this energized, intensive workshop where emphasis is on an intuitive, fearless approach, experimentation and individual creativity. Fee is $185.

 

About The Faculty:

 

 

ELI CEDRONE began her career in Bermuda at Saatchi & Saatchi Advertising. She teaches workshops nationally and in Bermuda, California and Italy. She has always been influenced by the power of images to express ideas and emotions and believes painting is a process of discovery and decision making where disparate elements pull together until the image is clearly expressed. She works primarily in oils and is drawn to the human form, where figures exist both in representational and painterly worlds. She describes her style as Contemporary Impressionism.

 

 

 

SALLY COOPER has been painting all her life and began actively pursuing her creative talents in the late eighties.  In 1990 she was awarded an annual Art Award from Broward Community College.  In the mid 90’s she moved from detailed representational work and began to seek the abstract.  By 2000 image reference was left behind and her style evolved into explosions of color, markings and movement.  Her work has been included in numerous regional and national competitive exhibitions receiving awards in most.  She is a Signature Member of the National Watercolor Society.  In 2005 her painting “Life Force II” received Honorable Mention in Watercolor Magic Magazine’s national competition.

 

 

 

RALPH PAPA teaches drawing and painting at his Delray studio and at the Creative Arts School. He is a member of the Garrison Art Center, the Delray Art League, Past President of the Artists’ Guild of the Boca Museum and co-founder of Plein Air Painters of Palm Beach. His paintings range from studio works composed of real and imagined themes to figurative, portraits and plein air paintings. His works are in public and private collections in the U.S. and Canada.

 

 

 

BRENDA HOPE ZAPPITELL creates abstract expressionist works born out of intuition and serendipitously influenced by nature and life experiences. Her work is in both private and public collections and she is represented in galleries all over the U.S. She has participated in solo and group exhibitions in NYC, Los Angeles, Santa Fe, and New Orleans as well as in other locations. Zappitell is a contributing writer for Professional Artist Magazine and writes an ongoing blog for their website. She has taught many workshops to artists from all over the country.

 

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Old School Square is the center of arts & entertainment in downtown Delray Beach. Celebrating 25 years as the community’s gathering place, the historic campus includes the intimate Crest Theatre (in the restored 1925 Delray High School building) the Cornell Art Museum (in the 1913 Delray Elementary building), and the Fieldhouse (c. 1925). The Pavilion, which opened in 2002, hosts outdoor concerts and festivals. The Creative Arts School (located on the second floor of the Crest Theatre) offers art, photography, writing and performance classes. Old School Square also serves as a venue for community, corporate, private and media events.

 

For information on performances, exhibits, classes or facility rentals, call 561-243-7922 or visit OldSchoolSquare.org.

 

 

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

Rickie Leiter, Publisher

The Rickie Report

P.O.Box 33423

Palm Beach Gardens, FL 33420

Rickie@therickiereport.com

561-537-0291

Cornell Art Museum Goes “Wild” With New Exhibition Opening January 14th

Old School Square announces a powerful, new exhibit at the Cornell Art Museum. “Wild” is a group show of contemporary artwork by 12 internationally recognized artists who are inspired by nature and use their talents to show the beauty and wonder of the natural world. Artists were invited because of their respect for nature, their fascination with animals and their attention to the beauty of this natural world. Artwork featured in this exhibition has been shown in galleries and museums worldwide. The Rickie Report shares the details and some images here and urges you to see this exhibit! “Wild” also features paintings by more than 20 Plein Air Palm Beach artists, who are inspired by and have captured the beauty of South Florida’s lush landscapes.  Make note of Special Events taking place in conjunction with “Wild”. A portion of proceeds from the sale of artwork in the show goes to The Watering Hole Foundation in support of conservation efforts.

 

 

 

 

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“WILD” 

Opening Celebration:

Meet some of the artists, see the exhibit and enjoy wine and light bites.

Thursday, January 14th, 6:30 p.m.

 

 

Next 1st Friday Art Walk:

February 5th   6-9 pm

Museum hours:

Tuesday-Sunday, 10 am – 4:30 pm; closed Monday and major holidays. $5 suggested donation.

 
Cornell Museum of Art

51 N. Swinton Ave.   Delray Beach, Florida 33444

 

 

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Ellen Jewitt  “Strange and Gentle”, Sculpture

 

 

 

“The idea for a show centered on the natural world came to me a while ago after I discovered Alex Beard’s work. I thought it was amazing that one man could honestly make a difference in the world through use of his artwork,” says curator, Melanie Johanson. “I find it inspiring to think that if everyone used their talents to support a cause, great or small, what a huge difference could be made.” A portion of proceeds from the sale of artwork in the show goes to The Watering Hole Foundation http://www.wateringholefoundation.org), created by Alex Beard in support of conservation efforts. The foundation is dedicated to saving endangered wildlife and preserving the earth’s remaining wilderness.

 

 

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“Nidus Factio,” mixed media,by  Caitlin McCormack

About the “WILD” Artists:

 

 

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Pottery by Ronald Shaw

 

 

Diane Arrieta (aka Birds are nice)

Diane Arrieta works as the art/science outreach coordinator at Jupiter library at Florida Atlantic University. Her latest body of work deals with the relationships humans have with the environment. Often much of her work deals with social issues relating to women and children.

 

 

 

Alex Beard

New Orleans-based Alex Beard is a painter and illustrator, adventurer, best-selling author, world traveler, animal conservationist and now filmmaker. He has emerged as one of his generations most creative, prolific and accomplished artists.

 

 

Ellen Jewett

Ellen was born in Markham Ontario. She took to shaping three dimensional forms naturally at a young age.  In 2007 Ellen completed her post-secondary honors degree in Anthropology and Fine Art at McMaster University.  By the time she presented her thesis, Ellen’s academic and artistic interests in the biological where intrinsically interwoven. Her sculptures are being featured in public and private collections worldwide.

 

 

 

Elizabeth Jordan

From the Artist Statement: “…Beauty is subjective, and perfection in nature is frequently surprising. My work isn’t beautiful in a traditional sense. It has its own unique beauty, which may seem dark, but it isn’t without humor. My connection to nature, the earth, the beauty and grimness of the world are some of the topics of my studio conversations. In nature, there is no sentimentality about life and death; life is temporal and fragile. My work exists in the same place, in that I attempt to create objects that are both vulnerable and powerful. “

 

 

 

 

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Mixed media by Ernesto Kunde

 

Ernesto Kunde

Miami has long been a complex, tangled landscape which continues to intrigue and beguile over four generations of visual artists. For Brazilian-born Ernesto Kunde, transforming the mangroves, wild birds, and crackled Deco architecture into a physically viable format is a simple process. He displays a keen eye for interpreting his tropical surroundings maintaining a colloquial tone: the vital elements of Miami as a natural and urban biosphere are omnipresent for Kunde, appearing on cuts of canvas, found wood and corrugated aluminum. He infuses his work with a Pop Art sensibility, choosing highly saturated, contrasting tones with completely opaque shadow.

 

 

Caitlin McCormack

From the Artist Statement: “The act of stiffening intricately crocheted cotton string with glue produces material that is structurally similar to delicate bone tissue. The string utilized in this process can be viewed as the basic cellular unit of fabrication, and by implementing media and practices inherited from my relatives, both living and deceased, I aim to generate emblems of my diminishing bloodline, embodied by each organism’s skeletal remains. The material out of which my work is composed acts as an alchemical conduit between the garment and the clothesline; it acknowledges the latter as a symbol of the ancestry and familiar bonds which have greatly informed my work…”

 

 

 

Magnus Sebastian

From the Artist Statement: “I use mannequins in most of my work as they tend to be an idealized expression of the human form. I fill them with innards made of the cast off pieces of technology that we take for granted and discard every day. In so doing I try to show that we are becoming soulless as we rampantly ingest technology – we still look human but have taken on a colder, more mechanized persona…”

 

 

 

Ronald Shaw

Ronald Shaw received his BA from UCF. He relocated to South Florida and began working at Rare Earth Gallery. Ron maintains two distinct bodies of work, a functional soda or wood fire line of pottery and a sculptural line combining multiple clay bodies and firing methods coupled with various living and organic elements.

 

 

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“The Wave,” painting by Alex Beard

 

 

Jonathan Stein

Jonathan is a conceptual artist from the Bronx whose expertise includes sculpture, painting, installation, photography, and video installation.  His work makes social statements all the while sparkling with hand-placed Swarovski Crystals.  His influences include Andy Warhol, Judith Leiber, and John Waters, and he says of himself, “I am a lover of all things campy and kitsch.”

 

 

Chad Steve

From the Artist Statement: “…My ceramic surfaces are intended to look as though they had been well used and then abandoned. Worn, chipped, and saturated with stains the visual aesthetic of my sculptures have a patina of apparent use that serves to unify the overall aesthetic of a moment captured in time, arriving at a feeling of nostalgia. My work celebrates the questioning of objects and the rediscovering of moments in the past. As an artist I am driven by a desire to evoke meaningful and significant memories, wonder, and curiosity within all my viewers.”

 

 

 

Carlton Scott Sturgill

Brooklyn based Scott Sturgill is best known for his painting, paint chip mosaics, and floral sculptures. From the Artist Statement: “Inspired by the bedroom communities of the Midwest, my work examines the conflict between our need to push our individual sexual boundaries and our desire to appear as ambassadors of a white-picket-fence America… My paintings, sculptures and mosaics use the vernacular of the American heartland to scratch the surface of suburban pretense, exploring the compulsion to veil ourselves behind the facade of a commoditized version of the American Dream.”

 

 

 

Carin Wagner

Carin Wagner is an award-winning South Florida artist, born in Norfolk, Virginia. Wagner works predominately in oil on canvas, with a message of environmental protection at its core. She has exhibited throughout the U.S., including shows at the Sherry French Gallery, the Silvia Wald, Po Kim Gallery in New York, the Lawrence Gallery in Scottsdale, Arizona, the Cultural Council of Palm Beach, and the Lighthouse ArtCenter. Museum shows include the Ft. Lauderdale Museum of Art, the Coral Springs Museum of Art, and the Boca Raton Museum of Art.

 

 

 

 

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“Juxtapose in Black” by Karla Walter, Sculpture

Karla Walter

From the Artist Statement: “As an artist, it is important to recognize a message and seize that moment. Crows are messengers, omens for change. Several personal encounters with crows have compelled me to express my personal creativity through this messenger. This body of work explores the similarities between the social interactions among crows and that of humans. To know the crow is to know ourselves…”

 

 

 

Old School Square:

 

Old School Square is the center of arts & entertainment in downtown Delray Beach. Celebrating 25 years as the community’s gathering place, the historic campus includes the intimate Crest Theatre (in the restored 1925 Delray High School building) the Cornell Art Museum (in the 1913 Delray Elementary building), and the Fieldhouse (formerly known as the Vintage Gymnasium, c. 1925). The Pavilion, which opened in 2002, hosts outdoor concerts and festivals. The Creative Arts School (located on the second floor of the Crest Theatre) offers art, photography, writing and performance classes. Old School Square also serves as a venue for community, corporate, private and media events. For information on performances, exhibits, classes or facility rentals, call 561-243-7922 or visit OldSchoolSquare.org.

Follow the Cornell Museum of Art on Twitter and Instagram, @DBCornellMuseum.

Follow Old School Square/Delray Center for the Arts on Facebook.com/DBCenterForArts and Twitter/@DBCenterForArts.

 

 

 

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

Rickie Leiter, Publisher

The Rickie Report

P.O.Box 33423

Palm Beach Gardens, FL 33420

Rickie@therickiereport.com

561-537-0291

Fuel Your Artistic Fire With Vicki Siegel’s Workshops And Enjoy Her New Exhibits!

Artist Vicki Siegel will fuel your artistic flames with new 2 day workshops!  Vicki Siegel invites you to join her in a frenzy of art activity. Sign up for her new 2 day workshops AND see her new paintings at one of her upcoming shows.  The Rickie Report shares the details about these Two Day Workshops at Two Locations and Shows.  Be inspired and learn new techniques!

 

 

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These fast paced workshops will get you creating and understanding how to work with acrylic paint. You will create new works and get a chance to try new materials and use ones you know in new ways. Vicki Siegel’s nurturing teaching style and in depth demonstrations will take you through these fast paced and fun workshops. Vicki has just returned from training sessions with Golden Artist Colors where she became a Golden Artist Educator, (GAEP).

 

 

 

 

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“Alternate Reality”, Acrylic and image transfer by Vicki Siegel

 

 

Working in Layers Workshops

You will learn exciting new approaches to using acrylic products for layering and creating rich and complex surfaces. Artists working in all media and any abstract or representational style will benefit from this innovative way of thinking about materials. Gels, pastes, acrylic skins, masking, stencils, image transfers, transparent and translucency will be explained. You will also learn to incorporate personal imagery. Whether a beginner or an accomplished artist, you will benefit from the information packed demonstrations. There will be a lunch hour talk and slide show on Friday; bring a bag lunch. See the registrar for a supply list. Vicki will be bringing great tools and specialty paints for you to try.

 

 

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“Behind the Smile”, Acrylic and image transfer by Vicki Siegel

 

 

 

 

 

Layers and Expressive Acrylic Paint: Armory Art Center, West Palm Beach
Friday/Saturday January 8 – 9, 2016, 10 am – 4 pm
Cost: $315, 561 832-1776 or www.Armoryart.org
Layers and Expressive Acrylic Paint PW3.5a

 

 

 

Powerful Acrylic Paint Layers: Old School Square Center for the Arts, Delray Beach, FL
Friday/Saturday January 15 -16, 2016, 9:30 am – 3:30 pm
Cost: $315, Old School Square; 561-243-7922, ext. 317 (Ann) or ext. 478 (Sharon)
www.oldschoolsquare.org/events/powerful-acrylic-paint-layers/

 

 

 

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“Bubbling Up”, Acrylic by Vicki Siegel

 

 

 

 

Working With Photographic Images Workshops

If you are a painter who wants to include photographic images into your work, or a photographer who wants to try painting, this workshop will inspire you. You will learn how to collage images, layer acrylic paints, glaze, enhance and texture your photographic images. Creating image transfers will be explained in detail. Whether a beginner or an accomplished artist, you will be inspired by the information packed demonstrations. Contact the registrar for the supply list. There will be a lunch hour lecture and slide show for people who want to bring a brown bag lunch on Friday.

 

 

Surfaces, Layers and Photographic Imagery: Old School Square Center for the Arts, Delray Beach, FL
Friday/Saturday March 4-5, 2016, 9:30 am – 3:30 pm
Cost: $315, Old School Square; 561-243-7922, ext. 317 (Ann) or ext. 478 (Sharon)
http://oldschoolsquare.org/events/surfaces-layers-and-photographic-imagery/

 

 

Painted Surfaces, Revealing Layers and Photographic Imagery
Friday/Saturday April 1- 2, 2016, 10 am – 4 pm
Location: Armory Art Center, West Palm Beach
Cost: $315  Call to register: 561 832-1776 or www.Armoryart.org
Painted Surfaces, Revealing Layers PW4.5a

 

 

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“See it Coming”, Acrylic and image transfer by Vicki Siegel

 

 

 

Upcoming Shows:

 

Woman: Untitled, Group Exhibition

January 15 through March 12, 2016

Cultural Council of Palm Beach County, 601 Lake Ave, Lake Worth, FL 33460

 

 

 

 

Blurring Distinctions

Opening Reception: Tuesday Feb 16th 5:30-7:30pm.

February 16th – March 18th, 2016 

Vicki Siegel paintings and sculpture and Leora Stewart fiber works

Eissey Campus Art Gallery, Palm Beach State College, Palm Beach Gardens, FL

 

 

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“Love Conquers”, Acrylic and image transfer by Vicki Siegel

 

 

 

VICKI SIEGEL is a contemporary artist whose mixed media paintings, photography and sculpture explore the connection between memory and reality. She was an art director and creative director in advertising in Milan, Italy, Chicago, and South Florida. Vicki is a full time working artist who exhibits extensively. Her works can be found in many private collections. Vicki Siegel has studied towards a M.F.A. at Tyler School of Art, Rome and holds a B.F.A. from the University of Illinois. She is a passionate instructor of painting. Vicki Siegel is a Golden Artist Educator (GAEP), a member of the National Association of Women Artists, and a signature member of the Boca Museum Artists’ Guild among other organizations. Her studio is in Delray Beach, Florida.

 

 

For more information please contact:

Vickisiegelart.com
vickisiegel@gmail.com

 

 

 

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

Rickie Leiter, Publisher

The Rickie Report

P.O.Box 33423

Palm Beach Gardens, FL 33420

Rickie@therickiereport.com

561-537-0291

Expand Your Creativity With Classes And Workshops At Old School Square’s Creative Arts School

Still looking for a gift?  From art, photography and digital imaging, to writing and performance, there is something for everyone! Adults and kids alike can discover their creative side. Not sure about taking a full multi-week class? Then try one of the many workshops available. Resident and Visiting Artist Workshops cover everything from painting (with a wide variety of mediums and subject matter), to fashion sketching, street photography, fused glass and sculpting with found objects. The Rickie Report shares the details and some sneak peeks. Winter term classes begin the week of January 4th and run for either seven or eight weeks. Resident and Visiting Artist Workshops start in mid-January and February.

 

 

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50 NW 1st Avenue     Delray Beach, FL 33444

 

 

Expand your Creativity with Classes & Workshops at Old School Square’s Creative Arts School

 

 

From art, photography and digital imaging, to writing and performance, there is something for everyone!

Adults and kids alike can discover their creative side.

 

 

Not sure about taking a full multi-week class? Then try one of the many workshops available. Resident and Visiting Artist Workshops cover everything from painting (with a wide variety of mediums and subject matter), to fashion sketching, street photography, fused glass and sculpting with found objects.

 

 

Winter term classes begin the week of January 4th and run for either seven or eight weeks. Resident and Visiting Artist Workshops start in mid-January and February.

Download the Fall/Winter catalog

 http://OldSchoolSquare.org

or call 561-243-7922, ext. 317 or 478

 

 

Here are just a few of the many offerings available:

 

 

COLLAGE AND MIXED MEDIA DIMENSIONS IN ART with Mike Goldberg

For all Levels, Monday, 9:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. Put your own twist on this extraordinary art form. Create a 3 dimensional art form allowing you to express yourself through imagination and artistic ability. Create a one of a kind piece!

 

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ABSTRACT SCULPTURE IN PAPER CLAY with Dick Rosenberg

Monday 1:00 p.m. – 4:00 p.m. Bring your imagination to this Sculpture class. With wire, Plaster Cloth and CREATIVE PAPER CLAY, we will create unique and beautiful sculptures.

 

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PASTEL PAINTING WITH A TWIST with Deborah LaFogg Docherty

For all levels, Wednesday 7:00 p.m. – 9:30 p.m. Students will get an understanding of how to use the pastel medium, experiment with underpainting and learn different application techniques. They will get a chance to create pastel paintings that have strong compositions, pleasing colors, exciting contrast and textures that hold the viewer’s interest. LANDSCAPE or WILDLIFE ART …YOUR CHOICE!

 

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THE ESSENCE OF PHOTOGRAPHY with Russell Levine

For all levels, Wednesday 7:00 p.m. – 9:30 p.m. This class will revitalize your photography practice by exploring your relationship to your subject, your camera, and yourself. Through photo exercises, assignments, and field trips, we will learn to deepen our visual awareness while clarifying our approach, so that image making becomes both more personal and meaningful. This class will provide a unique opportunity to rethink our expectations of what it means to ‘see’. We will work on simplicity and making more powerful photographs, supporting the notion that a photograph is not ‘taken’ but made. Attention will be paid to lighting, composition, depth-of-field and exposure issues, but more importantly, you will practice using this information to make more powerful and meaningful images. Bring a sense of commitment (and sense of humor) and curiosity to class, as well as a few examples of recent work to the first session.

 

 

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POWERFUL ACRYLIC PAINT LAYERS (Resident Artist Workshop) with Vicki Siegel

For all Levels. Friday – Saturday, January 15-16, 2016, 9:30 a.m. – 3:30 p.m.
You will learn exciting new approaches to the use of acrylic products for layering and creating rich and complex surfaces. Artists working in all media and any abstract or representational style will benefit from this innovative way of thinking about materials. Gels, pastes, acrylic skins, masking, stencils, image transfers, transparent and translucency will be explained. Whether a beginner or an accomplished artist, you will be inspired by the information packed demonstrations. You will learn to incorporate personal imagery. There will be a lunch hour lecture and slide show for people who want to bring a brown bag lunch on Friday.

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ABSTRACT PLEIN AIR LANDSCAPE DRAWING WORKSHOP (Visiting Artist Workshop) with Lily Prince

January 16 and 17. In this abstract landscape drawing workshop, we will work outside or “en plein air.” We will create quick, small scale studies, responding to light, shadow, space and the natural rhythms and patterns in nature. We will experiment with varied materials such as oil pastel, charcoal, graphite, ink and paint sticks. Students will begin in black and white, then progress to monochromatic drawings, eventually drawing with color. Students will gain an understanding of technical skill and emotional expression in order to depict the interpretive space of particular places.

 

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SCULPTING WITH FOUND OBJECTS (Visiting Artist Workshop) with Will Kurtz

 

February 5 and 6. This 2-day workshop is for students interested in expanding and challenging their artistic interests through experimentation with materials, processes and artistic genres. Students will have the opportunity to create work that is either figurative or non-representational. It can be created from photographs, memory or imagination. The students will learn to construct sculptures using different materials, objects and methodologies to manifest their artistic interests. Natural materials, fabrics, recyclables, cardboard, newspaper, wood, metals, plastics, wire, household objects, are just some of the possible elements that may be employed in this workshop of creative exploration the world. He lives and works in Brooklyn, New York.

 

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Old School Square:

Old School Square is the center of arts & entertainment in downtown Delray Beach. Celebrating 25 years as the community’s gathering place, the historic campus includes the intimate Crest Theatre (in the restored 1925 Delray High School building) the Cornell Art Museum (in the 1913 Delray Elementary building), and the Fieldhouse (formerly known as the Vintage Gymnasium, c. 1925). The Pavilion, which opened in 2002, hosts outdoor concerts and festivals. The Creative Arts School (located on the second floor of the Crest Theatre) offers art, photography, writing and performance classes. Old School Square also serves as a venue for community, corporate, private and media events.

For information on performances, exhibits, classes or facility rentals, call 561-243-7922 or visit OldSchoolSquare.org.

 

 

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

Rickie Leiter, Publisher

The Rickie Report

P.O.Box 33423

Palm Beach Gardens, FL 33420

Rickie@therickiereport.com

561-537-0291

Vicki Siegel Fuels Your Artistic Creativity With 2 Day Workshops, Weekly Classes and New Exhibit

Artist Vicki Siegel will fuel your artistic flames with new 2 day workshops! Vicki Siegel invites you to join her in a frenzy of art activity. Sign up for her new 2 day workshops in 2 different locations, join one of her weekly classes, or see her new paintings at one of her upcoming shows. Vicki’s nurturing style of teaching and in depth demonstrations gets everyone in their creative zone.  The Rickie Report shares all of the details and some photos of Vicki’s award winning artwork here.  Could this be the holiday gift you were looking for?  

 

 

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2 Day Workshops

Weekly Classes

New Exhibit

 

 

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“Love Conquers”, Acrylic and image transfer by Vicki Siegel

 

 

 

 

 

 

Two Day Workshops at Two Locations:
Be inspired and learn new techniques!

These fast paced workshops will get you creating and understanding how to work with acrylic paint. You will create new works and get a chance to try new materials and use ones you know in new ways.  Vicki Siegel’s nurturing teaching style and in depth demonstrations will take you through these fast paced and fun workshops. Vicki has just returned from training sessions with Golden Artist Colors where she became a Golden Artist Educator, (GAEP).

 

 

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“See it Coming”, Acrylic and image transfer by Vicki Siegel

 

Working in Layers Workshops

You will learn exciting new approaches to using acrylic products for layering and creating rich and complex surfaces. Artists working in all media and any abstract or representational style will benefit from this innovative way of thinking about materials. Gels, pastes, acrylic skins, masking, stencils, image transfers, transparent and translucency will be explained. You will also learn to incorporate personal imagery. Whether a beginner or an accomplished artist, you will benefit from the information packed demonstrations. There will be a lunch hour talk and slide show on Friday; bring a bag lunch. See the registrar for a supply list. Vicki will be bringing great tools and specialty paints for you to try.

 

 

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Armory Art Center, West Palm Beach
Friday/Saturday January 8 – 9, 2016, 10 am – 4 pm
Cost: $315, 561 832-1776 or www.Armoryart.org

 

Layers and Expressive Acrylic Paint PW3.5a
Powerful Acrylic Paint Layers: Old School Square Center for the Arts, Delray Beach, FL
Friday/Saturday January 15 -16, 2016, 9:30 am – 3:30 pm
Cost: $315, Old School Square; 561-243-7922, ext. 317 (Ann) or ext. 478 (Sharon)
www.oldschoolsquare.org/events/powerful-acrylic-paint-layers/

 

 

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“Reach for the Sky” (detail), Acrylic and image transfer by Vicki Siegel

Working With Photographic Images Workshops

If you are a painter who wants to include photographic images into your work, or a photographer who wants to try painting, this workshop will inspire you. You will learn how to collage images, layer acrylic paints, glaze, enhance and texture your photographic images. Creating image transfers will be explained in detail. Whether a beginner or an accomplished artist, you will be inspired by the information packed demonstrations. Contact the registrar for the supply list. There will be a lunch hour lecture and slide show for people who want to bring a brown bag lunch on Friday.

 

 

 

 

Surfaces, Layers and Photographic Imagery:

Old School Square Center for the Arts, Delray Beach, FL
Friday/Saturday March 4-5, 2016, 9:30 am – 3:30 pm
Cost: $315, Old School Square; 561-243-7922, ext. 317 (Ann) or ext. 478 (Sharon)
http://oldschoolsquare.org/events/surfaces-layers-and-photographic-imagery/

 

 

 

Painted Surfaces, Revealing Layers and Photographic Imagery

Friday/Saturday April 1- 2, 2016, 10 am – 4 pm
Location: Armory Art Center, West Palm Beach
Cost: $315  Call to register: 561 832-1776 or www.Armoryart.org
Painted Surfaces, Revealing Layers PW4.5a

 

 

 

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“In Passing”, Acrylic by Vicki Siegel

 

 

 

Weekly Classes:

 

CLASSES AT: ARMORY ART CENTER

Exploring Acrylics P3.2b VICKI SIEGEL Level: All

Explore the versatile medium of acrylic paint in a creative atmosphere. Learn color mixing, wet-on-wet, wet-on-dry, how to creatively use gels and mediums, glazing, layering, textures, skins, and image transfers.

Tuesdays, 1:30 – 4:30 pm

Session 3: January 5th – February 23rd

Session 4: March 1st – April 19th

 

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“Gioia”, Acrylic and image transfer by Vicki Siegel

CLASSES AT: OLD SCHOOL SQUARE CREATIVE ARTS SCHOOL

Painting FUNdamentals

For beginner/intermediate. Develop a new hobby or try something new! In this class you will learn the fundamentals of painting in either acrylic or oil paints. The elements of art, composition, color mixing and basic paint materials will be taught in a fun and creative atmosphere. Starting a painting, gridding and blocking in, blending and painting wet on wet, wet on dry will be demonstrated. Work from reference material or projects the instructor suggests. You will gain confidence and knowledge of painting techniques while exploring your creative side.

Tuesday 9:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. Fall/Winter Terms 3, 4

http://oldschoolsquare.org/learning/art-classes/painting/painting-fundamentalsnew/

 

 

 

Exploring Painting

For intermediate to advanced painters. Using your choice of medium: oil, acrylic, pastel or watercolor, pursue your passion for painting and develop your individual style. Learn key principles that every artist needs to know in order to improve their paintings. Topics such as palette and color mixing, color, value, composition, brushwork, light and shadow, atmospheric perspective, achieving distance, edges and experimental mixed media materials will be discussed. Demonstrations, and individual instruction, set the stage for you to take your paintings to the next level. Work in any artistic style utilizing reference materials or your imagination.

Thursday 1:00 p.m. – 4:00 p.m. Fall/Winter Terms 3, 4

http://oldschoolsquare.org/learning/art-classes/painting/exploring-painting/

 

 

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“Behind the Smile” (detail), Acrylic and image transfer by Vicki Siegel

 

 

Upcoming Shows:

 

Woman: Untitled, Group Show

January 15 through March 12, 2016

Cultural Council of Palm Beach County, 601 Lake Ave, Lake Worth, FL 33460

 

 

“Blurring Distinctions: Metaphor and Materials”

Vicki Siegel paintings and sculpture and Leora Stewart fiber works

Eissey Campus Art Gallery, Palm Beach State College, Palm Beach Gardens, FL

February 16th – March 18th, 2016

Opening Reception: Tuesday Feb 16th  5:30 –  7:30pm

 

 

VICKI SIEGEL is a contemporary artist whose mixed media paintings, photography and sculpture explore the connection between memory and reality. She was an art director and creative director in advertising in Milan, Italy, Chicago, and South Florida. Vicki is a full time working artist who exhibits extensively. Her works can be found in many private collections. Vicki Siegel has studied towards a M.F.A. at Tyler School of Art, Rome and holds a B.F.A. from the University of Illinois. She is a passionate instructor of painting. Vicki Siegel is a Golden Artist Educator (GAEP), a member of the National Association of Women Artists, and a signature member of the Boca Museum Artists’ Guild among other organizations. Her studio is in Delray Beach, Florida.

 

 

For more information about workshops, classes, exhibits or commissions, please visit:
Vickisiegelart.com  or email:  vickisiegel@gmail.com

 

 

 

 

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The Rickie Report

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Palm Beach Gardens, FL 33420

Rickie@therickiereport.com

561-537-0291

Delray Art League Invites Everyone To Two Indoor Exhibits Showcasing Member Fine Artists

The Delray Art League (DAL) invites everyone to see the exquisite artwork of its members taking place at two local indoor exhibits. The Crest Theatre Gallery Exhibit 2015 now through Sunday, January 24th and The Holiday Showcase Exhibit 2015 – 2016 now through Friday, January 29th at Delray Beach City Hall Gallery truly showcase the professional creativity of this group! In addition, the next DAL Monthly Meeting takes place on Monday December 14th, 2015 7:00 – 9:00 PM and will feature “Portrait of a Woman” with renown artist, Renee Plevy.  The Rickie Report shares sneak peeks and all of the details here.  We encourage art lovers and art patrons to see the exhibits.  We urge artists to join this fabulous art networking organization!

 

 

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Delray Art League Fine Art Exhibits

 

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Please come and see the exquisite and beautiful artwork

by DAL members on display at:

 

 

The Crest Theatre Gallery Exhibit 2015

Wednesday, November 4th to Sunday, January 24th

The Crest Theatre @ Delray Beach Center for the Arts 51 North Swinton Avenue
Delray Beach, FL 33444

Crest Gallery hours: Monday-Friday, 9:30 a.m.-4:30 p.m. Admission is free.

The Holiday Showcase Exhibit 2015 – 2016

Monday, December 4th to Friday, January 29th

Delray Beach City Hall Gallery

100 NW First Avenue   Delray Beach, Florida
City Hall Hours: Monday – Friday, 8:00am to 5:00pm. Admission is free.

 

Join us in congratulating the Winners of our:

 Autumn Showcase 2015:

1st Place: Nancy Nadel

2nd Place: Deb La Fogg Docherty

3rd Place: Louise Loranger

Honorable Mentions:
• Karen Rosenblatt
• Moneta
• Michelle Gosselin
• Romaine Kaufman

Crest Theatre Exhibit 2015:

 

1st Place: Michelle Gosselin

2nd Place: Don Martinetti

3rd Place: Eileen Lovre

Honorable Mentions:
• Manny Jomok
• Patricia Maguire
• Nina Odorisio
• Mary Taylor

Next DAL Monthly Meeting

Monday December 14th, 2015 7:00 – 9:00 PM

Program:

Portrait of a Woman Renee Plevy

 

 

 

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Award-winning Palm Beach/New York portrait artist, Renée Plevy, has captured the attention of art lovers, students and aficionados for more than 35 years. Renée’s paintings have been featured in more than 65 shows and galleries, including a one-woman museum show at the Paterson Museum. She has received national attention and garnered numerous awards including “Artist of the Year” from The Bloomfield Art League and First Prize from the Boca Raton Museum Artist’s Guild.

 

www.reneeplevy.com

DAL meetings are held in the Commissioner’s Chambers at Delray Beach city Hall, 100 NW 1st Ave. Non-members are invited to attend. Participation is free, however, a small donation to DAL’s Jack Feinberg Art Education Fund is also appreciated.

 

DAL Members Around Town

Nina Odorisio has paintings at Malevo tango dance studio, at 1300 Atlantic Blvd Pompano Beach

Joe Rotella had work selected by Gallery North 90 North Country Road Setauket NY for their Deck the Halls Holiday Show and Exhibition of Fine Area Artist work.

David Cohen was awarded 1st Prize for his oil painting, “Repose” in the Boca Museum Guild Gallery Exhibition

Joe Marcous paintings are now hanging in the Oak Bistro & Wine Bar on Southern Boulevard in West Palm Beach

Bill Farran is currently showing his art at the 92nd Street Y in NYC runs through December 5

Reed Dixon recently participated in the Cornell Art Museum Black Friday, Saturday and Sunday exhibit and is currently exhibiting at the Derek Gores Gallery in Melbourne

Brenda Gordon’s painting was recently selected in to the Amazing Nina Simone Definition of An Artist Exhibition in NYC

Vicki Siegel has work in Artists of the Salon at the Armory Art Center and Taking Artistic License at Art Serve in Ft. Lauderdale with the National Association of Women Artists.

Barb Fernandez and James Rabidoux have pieces at Art Sea Living Studio

Tom Melillo is currently represented & showing at Rolando Chang Barrero Gallery, Lucerne Ave. Lake Worth

Ellen Pollacks artwork is being exhibited and sold at MONDANA GALLERY at Delray Marketplace on Atlantic Avenue.

Reed Dixon is showing at the Arts Arena Gallery in Delray Beach.

Sheila Ballaban is having a one woman show from Dec 20 – Feb 21 at Chabad, 224 S. Ocean Blvd. Manalapan. Phone # 561-351-1633 Reception is December 20th 2015 from 3-6 pm. Sheila also won an honorable mention award from WITVA show at The Armory Art Center.

Karen Zuk Rosenblatts painting “Mirror Mirror on the Wall” was juried into the Artists Guild Gallery new show which runs through December 5th.

Lynn Doyal is featured at The Oak Bistro in Wellington.

Mary Taylor has attained Signature Status in the Artists’ Guild of the Boca Museum of Art, has pieces hanging in the Delray Library and in the Boynton Beach Library in the Artists in Florida exhibit.

Mark Allen has paintings hanging at Artisans on the Ave in Lake Worth.

Pati Maguire, Donna Walsh, Manny Jomock, Sheila Wolff, Lorrie Turner, Ralph Papa, Don Martinetti are participating in ” Between the waters” – over 60 Plein air paintings done between the Intracoastal and the ocean – at the Highland Beach library gallery.

Bob Birkenes was asked to exhibit 3 of his abstract paintings at the Milagro Center from December 4th to February 5th.
Deb LaFogg Docherty, Manny Jomok, Patricia Maguire, Ralph Papa, Dimitri Saginov and Vicki Siegel are teaching at the Delray Center for the Arts. For more information see www.delrayarts.org

 

 

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DAL Jack Feinberg Art Education Fund

 

 

Delray Art League presented a $5,000 donation for the advancement of visual arts to Rob Steele, CEO of Old School Square at the Crest Theatre Gallery Show opening reception on Wednesday, November 4th.

Over the past 10 years the Delray Art League has awarded local art students and organizations over $110,000 for educational art programs. Our Jack Feinberg Art Education Fund is made possible by donations from the sale of member art at our Fine Art Exhibit and Shows held seasonally at Veteran’s Park and Old School Square in Delray Beach.

 

 

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Invitation for New Members

 

To become a Delray Art League exhibiting member, you must submit three pieces of your original artwork at one of our monthly general meetings. Artwork should be presented to the Jurying Committee between 6:15 and 6:30 p.m. before the start of the General Meeting at 7:00 p.m. Please bring a check or cash. You will be notified by mail of your acceptance. If not accepted, your check will be returned.

CATEGORIES FOR MEMBERSHIP:

 Exhibiting Member $40.00
 Family members (exhibiting} $50.00
 Friend membership (non-exhibiting) $20.00

Accepted Artwork:
2 D ART – watercolor, oil, acrylic, collage, etc.
SCULPTURE – stone, wood, metal, etc.
PHOTOGRAPHY – At this time the photography category is filled
Not Accepted: (except if grandfathered in): computer generated art, crafts, glass, pottery, fiber art, jewelry, bead-stringing, poured molds, flowers, shell craft, etc. Categories not listed will be decided at the discretion of the Jurying Committee, with final determination by the Board of Directors.

Art should be signed by the artist and ready for hanging. Art done on paper should be matted and framed with Plexiglas (no glass). Canvas must be framed or gallery wrapped (no staples showing) with sides painted.

For more information go to: www.delrayartleague.com

 

 

 

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Delray Art League “Artists in the Park”

Outdoor Fine Art Exhibitions & Shows

 

 

New Season! New Artists! New Artwork!
Award winning Artists offer a variety of original wall art, sculpture, photography and more. A portion of all sales are donated to an Art Education Fund to promote the development of the visual arts.

Veterans Park @ Atlantic Avenue and the Intracoastal
Old School Square @ Delray Center for the Arts @ Atlantic & Swinton Ave.

 

 

https://www.facebook.com/Delrayartleague

www.delrayartleague.com

 

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Rickie Leiter, Publisher

The Rickie Report

P.O.Box 33423

Palm Beach Gardens, FL 33420

Rickie@therickiereport.com

561-537-0291

 

The Creative Arts School at Old School Square Presents Two Workshops For All Levels – Plein Air Painting Or Fashion Sketching – Your Choice!

The Creative Arts School at Old School Square in Delray Beach is offering two workshops on Friday, December 11th!  Ralph Papa’s Plein Air Painting Workshop is Friday, December 11th from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. This one-day workshop is geared for artists at all levels to improve their ability to sketch and paint outdoors. If you love drawing and fashion, you’ll want to take Hana Davis’ Fashion Sketching Workshop on Friday, December 11th from 1 to 4 p.m.  The Rickie Report shares the details about registering for both workshops and urges you to sign up while spaces are still available!

 

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51 N. Swinton Avenue
Delray Beach, FL 33444
Phone: 561.243.7922     Fax: 561.243.7018

The Creative Arts School

at Old School Square

Presents

Two One-Day Workshops for All Levels:

Plein Air Painting

or

Fashion Sketching

– Your Choice!

 

 

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“Cornell Museum” plein air painting by Ralph Papa

 

Ralph Papa’s Plein Air Painting Workshop is Friday, December 11th from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Workshop fee is $165. This one-day workshop is geared for artists at all levels to improve their ability to sketch and paint outdoors. This one-day workshop includes instructor demonstrations, scene selection criteria, tools of the trade, setup, composition, perspective, color selection and mixing followed by a critique and Q&A session.

 

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“Crest Theatre,” plein air painting by Ralph Papa

 

 

 

Workshop participants will meet at the Creative Arts School, located on the second floor of the Crest Theatre building. Artists will be set up on the Old School Square grounds and can work in the medium of their choice.

 

 

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“Riverbend,” plein air painting by Ralph Papa

 

 

RALPH PAPA teaches drawing and painting at his Delray studio and at the Creative Arts School. He is a member of the Garrison Art Center, the Delray Art League, Past President of the Artists’ Guild of the Boca Museum and co-founder of Plein Air Painters of Palm Beach. His paintings range from studio works composed of real and imagined themes to figurative, portraits and plein air paintings. His works are in public and private collections in the U.S. and Canada. Learn more at www.papagallery.com.

 

 

 

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Fashion Sketch by Hana Davis

 

 

Hana Davis’ Fashion Sketching Workshop is Friday, December 11th from 1 to 4 p.m. Workshop fee is $65. If you love drawing and fashion, you’ll love this!  This 3-hour workshop is for all levels and includes instruction in rendering fashion figures and garments through a variety of media and techniques.

 

 

 

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Fashion Sketch by Hana Davis

 

 

Students will learn how to draw the basic 9-head figure adding detail and design. Emphasis is on making quick sketches to depict the human body and clothing while maintaining accurate representation, proportion and drama.

 

 

 

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Fashion Sketch by Hana Davis

 

 

HANA DAVIS attended Pratt Institute and Fashion Institute of Technology where she studied Fashion Design and illustration.  Hana worked at Breckenridge and Joe Benbassett designing and illustrating Junior Sportswear.  She has taught classes in Figure Drawing and Fashion Illustration to adults and children.  Her work has been exhibited at the Nassau County Museum of Art, the Hecksher Museum, the Art League of Long Island, and the Boca Raton Museum of Art.

 

Old School Square:

Old School Square is the center of arts & entertainment in downtown Delray Beach. Celebrating 25 years as the community’s gathering place, the historic campus includes the intimate Crest Theatre (in the restored 1925 Delray High School building) the Cornell Art Museum (in the 1913 Delray Elementary building), and the Fieldhouse (c. 1925). The Pavilion, which opened in 2002, hosts outdoor concerts and festivals. The Creative Arts School (located on the second floor of the Crest Theatre) offers art, photography, writing and performance classes. Old School Square also serves as a venue for community, corporate, private and media events. For information on performances, exhibits, classes or facility rentals, call 561-243-7922 or visit OldSchoolSquare.org.

 

 

 

 

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

Rickie Leiter, Publisher

The Rickie Report

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Rickie@therickiereport.com

561-537-0291

The Southern Handcraft Society, Pineapple Grove Chapter, Delray Beach Invites You To Their 23rd Annual Juried Art And Craft Show,” An Olde Fashioned Holiday”

The Southern Handcraft Society, Pineapple Grove Chapter, Delray Beach, will be having its 23rd Annual Juried Art and Craft show,” An Olde Fashioned Holiday”. On November 19th, 20th and 21st, the Vintage Gymnasium (Delray Beach Center for the Arts Old School Square) will be transformed!  Shop for family heirlooms-to-be for Thanksgiving, Hanukkah and Christmas – or just for yourself!  All items are hand-made right here and are one-of-a-kind works of art.  Admission is Free.  The Rickie Report shares the details and some sneak peeks.  We urge you to stop by… Come and prepare to be amazed!

 

 

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Southern Handcraft Society

 

Pineapple Grove Chapter

 

Delray Beach, FL

 

Invites you to:

 

23rd Annual Juried Art and Craft show

“An Olde Fashioned Holiday”

Thursday, November 19, 2015 –   9 am to 9 pm
Friday, November 20, 2015 –   9 am to 8 pm
Saturday, November 21, 2015 –   9 am to 2 pm

 

Vintage Gymnasium

Delray Beach Center for the Arts

Old School Square

51 N. Swinton Ave.    Delray Beach, FL 33444

 

FREE ADMISSION

 

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Artwork by Joan Fox

 

The Southern Handcraft Society, Pineapple Grove Chapter, Delray Beach, will be having its 23rd annual juried art and craft show.  “An Olde Fashioned Holiday” takes place at the Vintage Gymnasium, Delray Beach Center for the Arts (Old School Square).  The Delray Beach Center for the Arts is on NE 1st Street and NE 1st Avenue in Delray Beach.

 

 

 

 

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Each year, there is a “limited edition” tree, that has a special themed tree ornament. We only make 100 ornaments and each ornament has a number (from 1 to 100). Some people buy their favorite number each year for their tree as a tradition. Customers wait in line the first day of the show to make sure they get their numbers!

 

 

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Southern Handcraft Society, Pineapple Grove Chapter, Delray Beach is over 20 years old. We have over 60 members consisting of local artists and crafts people and are welcoming to newcomers. We meet the first Wednesday of each month at the Senior Center at Veterans Park at 7pm.

 

 

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Handmade greeting cards share a special message!

 

 

“We are a group of extremely talented and crafty people who create paintings, cards, journals, jewelry, knitted items, dolls, stuffed animals, quilts, etc. We’re friendly! We’re very funny and we always welcome new members”, they tell The Rickie Report.

 

 

 

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Functional as well as Decorative Art

 

 

All craft items are hand-made right here in Florida and are one-of-a-kind works of art. This year we have gift and holiday items including Thanksgiving, Hanukkah, and Christmas…along with items that are appropriate for any occasion. Admission is always free. Come see us and prepare to be amazed.

 

 

 

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Southern Handcraft Society is a wonderful networking group of fine artists and artisans. They meet monthly in Delray Beach. For more information about SHS please contact Madeline at mhincken@gmail.com.

 

 

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

Rickie Leiter, Publisher

The Rickie Report

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Palm Beach Gardens, FL 33420

Rickie@therickiereport.com

561-537-0291

Cornell Museum Of Art Opens An Exciting New Exhibition, “eXXpectations” With Internationally, Nationally Acclaimed Artists

The Delray Beach Center for the Arts announces a provocative new exhibit at the Cornell Museum of Art, opening October 29th. “eXXpectations” is a group show of contemporary art created by 18 women who defy expectations.  The public is welcome to view the artwork, which has been shown in galleries and museums worldwide. The Rickie Report shares details, sneak peeks about this exhibit plus information about the FIRST FRIDAY ART WALK on Nov. 6th.

 

 

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561-243-7922
51 N. Swinton Ave.   Delray Beach, FL 33444

 

Cornell Museum  

Presents:

 

 

 

“eXXpectations”

 

Opening Celebration

Thursday, October 29th

6:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m.

 

 

 

 

Museum hours:

Tuesday-Sunday, 10 a.m.-4:30 p.m.

 

Admission is a suggested $5 donation

 

Exhibit Runs October 29, 2015-January 3, 2016

 

Join In The First Friday

Art Walk

 

Mark your calendar for First Friday Art Walk on November 6th, 6 to 9 p.m. It’s an open house for all the galleries in downtown Delray Beach. Start your evening at the Cornell Museum of Art!

 

 

 

The public is welcome to the Opening Celebration on Thursday, October 29th from 6:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. Exhibit dates are October 29, 2015-January 3, 2016. Museum hours are Tuesday-Sunday, 10 a.m.-4:30 p.m. Admission is a suggested $5 donation. The museum is located on the campus of Delray Beach Center for the Arts at Old School Square, 51 N. Swinton Avenue in downtown Delray Beach. Follow the Cornell Museum of Art on Twitter and Instagram, @DBCornellMuseum. Follow Delray Center for the Arts on Facebook.com/DBCenterForArts and Twitter/@DBCenterForArts.

 

 

 

 

 

 

Artistically Speaking

One gallery will be dedicated to Artistically Speaking, a major exhibition project being produced by Florida Atlantic University’s Jupiter Library Gallery. This is a travelling show, with the first stop at the Cornell Museum, with larger versions of the show being exhibited in two locations in Miami during 2016-2017, respectively.

 

 

 

The project was initiated by visual artists Diane Arrieta (the art and science outreach coordinator for FAU libraries) and Jacqueline Kern (Adjunct art faculty at Palm Beach State College) who wish to explore the following:

1) How psychological and emotional phenomena can influence the outcome of production, self-promotion, and self-reflection of women artists.
2) How women artists perceive their connections to the world.
3) How the study of women artists as a profession can influence or compare to the study of other professions.
4) The understanding of women artists and their identities: how their creative processes in the contemporary art and technological world enhance their value as artists and their place in the world.

Select women artists from all levels and disciplines were hand-picked to have a conversation on film about their own personal journey as a creative and what struggles and triumphs they have encountered along their paths of living as a creative.  Each artist will also be exhibiting their artwork. Participating artists include T J Ahearn, Francie Bishop Good, Carol Jazzar, Alette Simmons-Jimenez, Leah Brown, Tina La Porta, Raheleh Filsoofi, Giannina Coppiano Dwin, Diane Arrieta (aka Birds are Nice), Jacqueline Kern, Dana Donaty, Adrienne Rose Gionta and Sibel Kocabasi.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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”Manicure,” C-print by Marilyn Minter

 

 

 

About the eXXpectations artists:

 

 

TRACEY ADAMS As a musician and a conductor who received her Master’s degree from the New England Conservatory of Music, the work that Tracey Adams creates is inspired by her experiences with music.  Adams was drawn to both art and music since the age of three, and these creative inclinations were supported by her parents, themselves art lovers.  While studying for her Master’s, Adams was also studying painting at the School of the Museum of Fine Arts in Boston.  Adams quotes jazz musician Charlie Haden on her online statement page: “The artist’s job is to bring beauty into a conflicted world.”  Her work reflects this quote accurately; her works expresses a form of serenity, and strives to show an internal calm, an environment that she wants to externalize.  Adams has had solo shows at the Monterey Museum of Art, the Fresno Museum of Art, and the Santa Cruz Museum of Art and History.  She exhibited at the Andy Warhol Museum in Medzilaborce, Slovak Republic in 2003.  She was also recently awarded a 2015 Pollock-Krasner Foundation Grant.  Her work is included in collections at the Bakersfield Art Museum, the Crocker Museum, the Hunterdon Art Museum, the Monterey Museum of Art, the Fresno Art Museum, the Tucson Art Museum, and the Santa Barbara Museum of Art.

 

 

 

 

HELEN BAYLY has said that her creative process starts with a concept or a question, and then the visual aspects stem from various thoughts and ideas based on her environment, depending on anything ranging from her conversations to how much sleep she is getting. She wants her work to have meaning not only for herself, but also for her audience.  Bayly studied painting at the San Francisco Art Institute from 2001-2004.  She has been included in several exhibitions, including Flower Pepper Gallery, La Luz de Jesus Gallery, art works downtown, and Project One.

 

 

 

 

 

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”Red White & Blue,” Helen Bayly

 

 

MADELINE DENARO describes herself as a process artist: Her art is secondary to the process, as that is what the work evolves from. Her creations are sensory, requiring the audience to feel and not necessarily to interpret. Denaro is from the Bronx and currently resides and works in Fort Lauderdale. She studied at the South Florida Art Institute, and she travelled extensively through Europe.  She was particularly inspired by art in Germany, one of her main influences being German artist Joseph Beuys.  She has exhibited her work in New York, Atlanta, Germany, and throughout South Florida.

 

 

 

HOLLY FARRELL is a self-taught artist who has been painting professionally since 1995.  Her work is influenced by her experiences of growing up in northern Ontario and of small town life.  Farrell says that her work is driven by nostalgia, showing the connections we all have to the subjects in her paintings. Farrell has exhibited in Canada, the USA, and Japan.  Her paintings are in collections both private and corporate throughout North America, Europe, and Japan.

 

 

 

 

HAYLEY GABVERLAGE’S three word description of her art reads: “Contemporary.  Humorous.  Slightly Southern.” Originally from Alabama, Gabverlage attended SCAD in Savannah, and she currently resides and works in New Orleans. Her work is inspired by the people, neighborhoods, and experiences in New Orleans.  Gabverlage contemporizes the outdated. She has a distinct color palette, and gravitates towards turquoise blues, mint greens, and muted tones. Her work is inspiring, and possesses a whimsical spirit.

 

 

 

 

 

 
ISABELLE GARBANI’S current work, “Love and Death: Archiving the 21st Century”, takes the digital communications from emails and social media sites and seeks to chronicle them in a tangible form.  The lace technique she uses to thread together Facebook posts, Tweets, and texts is reminiscent of a computer using complex operations to lace together the same information. The lace she uses is recycled plastic shopping bags, as she feels that plastic is the material that best represents our culture.  Originally from France, Garbani came to the USA as a young woman ready to realize her artistic passion.  She received her MFA in sculpture from the New York Academy of Art in 2004. She currently resides in Brooklyn.

 

 

 

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“Studio XXIV,” oil on canvas by Peri Schwartz

 

 

 

JAMIE KIRKLAND is a prominent abstract landscape artist, who lives and works in Santa Fe, New Mexico. Her work creates a calm, meditative, reflective mood. The color palettes she uses have been known to be described as “quiet” and “harmonious.” Though she now resides in Santa Fe, she once lived in Crestone, Colorado, which is one of the quietest places on earth. Kirkland strives to channel the memory of this calm and quiet place into her work.  Kirkland’s paintings have been shown by several prominent arts organizations, including the Utah Arts Council; the Museum of Fine Arts in Santa Fe; and the Pensacola Museum of Fine Art. In 2007, she was invited to become a member of the National Association of Women Artists, which was founded in 1889 and is the oldest professional women’s fine art organization in the US. Her work hangs in many prominent public, corporate, and private collections throughout the United States.

 

 

 

 

MIRA LEHR uses nontraditional media for her nature-based imagery, such as resin, gunpowder, fire, Japanese paper, and more. As a young female artist in the ‘50s and ‘60s, Lehr was at the forefront of abstract expressionism and also helped mobilize the female voice in cities such as Miami, where she co-founded the first women’s co-op in the southeast. A New York native, Lehr serves as mentor and collaborator to young artists. She teaches master classes with the National Young Arts Foundation, and she has been the artist in residence at the Bascom Summer Programs.  Lehr’s solo and group exhibitions number over 300. These include the Bass Museum of Art, the Miami Art Museum, the New Museum, the Smithsonian Museum of American Art, and American Embassies around the world.

 

 

 

 

ASHLEY LONGSHORE has said that her art is representative of the world as she sees it, and she has been recognized as “a modern Andy Warhol.”  Her art focuses on American consumerism, pop culture, and Hollywood glamour. Longshore’s work often takes a satirical approach, using fashion icons as the means to make a statement. Her client base includes Blake Lively, Salma Hayek, and Penelope Cruz. Her gallery, Longshore Studio Gallery, is located on Magazine Street in New Orleans. She has exhibited in the US and Europe, and has been featured in such magazines as Elle, Forbes, Vogue, Marie Claire Belgium, Elle Décor Belgium, Vie Magazine, SPUR, Hollywood Reporter, and Matchbook Magazine.

 

 

 

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“Why is Life a Free Fall,” mixed media on panel by Jane Maxwell

 

 

CHERYL MAEDER uses her camera “as an instrument to convey the world through painterly eyes.”  Through her photography, she shows that what is clear and in focus is actually only one’s perception.  Her study of photography began while she was living in Switzerland, and upon her return to the US, she opened a studio in San Francisco.  Maeder has worked as a national fine art and advertising photographer, and she has shot campaigns for a number of clients, including Sony, AT&T, Visa, Calvin Klein, and Marriott Hotels.  Her work inspired the Dove Campaign on Real Women, Real Beauty, which has been shown worldwide.

 

 

 

 

 
KAREN MAINENTI says that her art “wrestles with the definition of femininity, unrealized dreams, and impossible ideals – both childish and adult.” Her Color Me Beautiful series is no exception: From cheeky oil paintings that express sentiments such as “Gentlemen Prefer Pink” to graphite drawings of certain beauty products showing the sad yet humorous absurdities involved in marketing, Mainenti’s art has a real sense of humor that struggles with feminine identity.  Mainenti has been included in numerous group exhibitions throughout New York City, as well as solo exhibitions.  For 10 years she was the Creative Director at Martha Stewart Living, and she currently is the Creative Director for Alene Candles in New York City.

 

 

 

 

 

JANE MANUS is an internationally renowned sculptor, who characterizes herself as a Constructivist-turned-Minimalist. Creating abstract sculptures, Manus decided early in her career to work exclusively with aluminum.  In her works, she explores symmetry, balance, and form through carefully positioned geometric shapes, often squares and rectangles, and linear forms. At once industrial and organic, the hard angles and highly finished surfaces of her pieces are softened by references to the human body and nature.  Manus has been exhibited in both group and solo shows around the US, and her work resides in numerous public collections across the US as well.

 

 

 

 

JANE MAXWELL is a mixed media artist from Boston, Massachusetts. Her work focuses largely on women, body image, and the feminine ideal.  Maxwell has a passion for vintage materials, modern fashion, and design, as well as a fascination of pop culture and female icons. She creates deeply layered collages, with female figures surrounded by choice images and words that harbor themes of perfection and feminine beauty. Maxwell’s work has been exhibited in New York City, San Francisco, Napa Valley, Newport, RI, London, and at Miami Art Fairs.  Her work has been collected by buyers worldwide. She has been a guest lecturer on the topic of body image and art at Wellesley College, Stonehill College, and the New England Art Institute.

 

 

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”Barbie,” acrylic & oil on Masonite by Holly Farrell

 

 

 

MARILYN MINTER is a painter and photographer whose hyperrealistic paintings and richly-colored photographs feature uncomfortably close-up views of the human body, covered in beads, glitter, or pearls.  Her work examines the concepts of “glamour” and “beauty”, with many of these bordering a pornographic edge. Her work is sexy, intriguing, and erotic, and seemingly asks the audience to challenge societal definitions of beauty and femininity.  Minter’s work has been exhibited all around the world, including at the Whitney Biennial, Art Basel, and the San Francisco Museum of Modern Art.  Her video “Green Pink Caviar” was exhibited in the lobby of MoMa for a year, and excerpts were used by Madonna in her opening performance on the Sticky & Sweet tour. Minter currently lives and works in New York City.

 

 

 

 

EKATERINA PANIKANOVA transforms vintage books into provoking works of art, by painting meticulously beautiful watercolors directly onto the pages of these antiquated volumes. Viewers become transfixed by these works of art.  Ekaterina studied at the School of the Art of the State Hermitage Museum in St. Petersburg. Her works has been exhibited in the Russian Union of Artists, at the Academy of Fine Arts, in St. Petersburg and Moscow.  She was born in St. Petersburg, Russia in 1975. She currently lives and works in Rome.

 

 

 

 

MARGARET ROLEKE boldly states “I create politically aware work.” This statement speaks to her creations; with the use of children’s toys, Roleke creates pieces that include themes of consumerism, gender, and war. Using toy soldiers, Barbie Dolls, and other various children’s toys, Roleke’s work comments on the disorder of the world, and questions what belongs to girls, as opposed to what belongs to boys.  Roleke’s work has been exhibited throughout the US in group and solo exhibits. Her travels in Europe, Asia, Central America, and South America have influenced her practice, as well as her three year stay in London.

 

 

 

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”Letting Go,” flashe & acrylic with cold wax, Brenda Zappitell

PERI SCHWARTZ creates self-portraits, still life images and studio interiors that focus on composition, color, light and space. Schwartz prefers to work directly from life, and the objects in her studio, as well as the studio itself, become the subjects of her works. She uses painting, drawing, and monotype prints, and has said that each time she returns to one, she feels as though she is rediscovering it.  Schwartz has said that she strives for balance between representation and abstraction in her work.  In order to do so, she uses a grid technique, which she learned in the basics of composition. Her grids extend beyond the canvas or paper and onto the walls, tables, and books in her studio, thus turning the space into a real-life grid with intervals on the walls and in the painting. Schwartz studied at Boston University’s School of Fine Arts and received her MFA at Queen’s College.  Her work is collected in both the US and Europe.  She currently lives and works in New Rochelle, NY.

 

 

 

 

 

BRENDA ZAPPITELL is an abstract artist who states that she “creates abstract expressionist works not only born out of intuition but also serendipitously influenced by nature and life experiences.” A mostly self-taught artist, Zappitell didn’t realize that she wanted to create until she was 25. After spending time in an art gallery in Mexico in 1990, she realized her passion and was inspired to create. Zappitell’s work is inspired by life and by nature. The choices she makes artistically come to her naturally, and it isn’t until a work is finished that she reflects upon where these choices came from.  In this way, much of her art is in the discovery of the work, with the creation of her intention coming during the process, not before. Thus, her work is intuitive.  Zappitell’s work is in both private and public collections, including the Boca Museum of Art and St. Regis Hotel, NYC. She currently lives and has her studio in Delray Beach, Florida.

 

 

 

This project is sponsored in part by the City of Delray Beach, the Delray Beach Community Redevelopment Agency, the Palm Beach County Tourist Development Council and the State of Florida through the Florida Department of State, Division of Cultural Affairs, and the Florida Council on Arts and Culture.

 

 

About Delray Beach Center for the Arts:

 

Delray Beach Center for the Arts offers “a total arts experience™” through events, theater, exhibits and learning opportunities. Celebrating 25 years of arts excellence, the historic campus includes the intimate Crest Theatre (in the restored 1925 Delray High School building) the Cornell Museum of Art (in the 1913 Delray Elementary building), and the Vintage Gymnasium (c. 1925). The Pavilion, which opened in 2002, hosts outdoor concerts and festivals. The School of Creative Arts (located on the second floor of the Crest Theatre) offers art, photography, writing and performance classes. The Center also serves as a venue for community, corporate, private and media events. For information on performances, exhibits, classes or facility rentals, call 561-243-7922 or visit DelrayArts.org.

 

 

 

 

 

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

Rickie Leiter, Publisher

The Rickie Report

P.O.Box 33423

Palm Beach Gardens, FL 33420

Rickie@therickiereport.com

561-537-0291

 

 

Delray Beach Center For The Arts Invites All To Grand Opening Of Newly Expanded Cornell Museum Store

The Delray Beach Center for the Arts invites everyone to the Grand Opening of the newly expanded Cornell Museum Store.  Stop by on Thursday, September 24th between 5 – 7pm to enjoy refreshments and meet the artists.  The Rickie Report shares the details and some sneak peeks.  You will be wowed by the quality of art, fine crafts and hand crafted items for sale! Plus, you can take in the current exhibit “Reimagined”. Mark your Calendars for the First Friday Art Walk on October 2nd!

 

 

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Museum Store

at the Cornell Museum of Art

 

 

Grand Opening Celebration

Thursday, September 24th

5 – 7 pm

51 N. Swinton Ave      Delray Beach, FL 33444

561-243-7922

 

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Everyone is invited to a Grand Opening celebration on Thursday, September 24th from 5 to 7 p.m. Enjoy refreshments and meet some of the store’s talented artists. The Grand Opening is presented in partnership with the Greater Delray Beach Chamber of Commerce.  The Museum Store is located at 51 N.Swinton Avenue in Delray Beach, FL.

 

 

 

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The Cornell Museum Store is filled with high quality art, hand crafted items and jewelry by 50 artists from Delray Beach and beyond.

 

 

 

 

 

 

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          Hand Made Soaps At Cornell Museum Store

 

Unique, one-of-a-kind items make the perfect gift for someone special

OR

A perfect way to treat yourself!

 

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Be sure to take in the current exhibit, “REIMAGINED”, featuring avant-garde works made from recycled materials by internationally renown artists.

 

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ART  WALK

 

Mark your calendar for First Friday Art Walk on October 2nd, 6 to 9 p.m. It’s an open house for all the galleries in downtown Delray Beach. Start your evening at the Cornell Museum of Art and meet our featured photographers, Irene Hill and Russell Levine.

 

 

 

Delray Beach Center For The Arts:

 

Delray Beach Center for the Arts offers “a total arts experience™” through events, theater, exhibits and learning opportunities. Celebrating 25 years of arts excellence, the historic campus includes the intimate Crest Theatre (in the restored 1925 Delray High School building) the Cornell Museum of Art (in the 1913 Delray Elementary building), and the Vintage Gymnasium (c. 1925). The Pavilion, which opened in 2002, hosts outdoor concerts and festivals. The School of Creative Arts (located on the second floor of the Crest Theatre) offers art, photography, writing and performance classes. The Center also serves as a venue for community, corporate, private and media events. For information on performances, exhibits, classes or facility rentals, call 561-243-7922 or visit DelrayArts.org.

 

 

 

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

Rickie Leiter, Publisher

The Rickie Report

P.O.Box 33423

Palm Beach Gardens, FL 33420

Rickie@therickiereport.com

561-537-0291