International Footwear Artist Kobi Levi Makes U.S. Debut At Levis JCC In Boca Raton, Brings Wearable Art To A New Level

Renowned Israeli shoe designer, Kobi Levi will make his U.S. debut with a “Footwear Art” exhibit at the Levis JCC in Boca Raton.  The Levis JCC’s Sandler Center and Nathan D. Rosen Museum Gallery will host three events Open to Community, as Boca Raton makes big waves in fashion this season!  The Rickie Report shares the details so you can mark your calendars!  We share some sneak peeks, for those who have not yet seen these wearable art whimsical masterpieces.  

 

 

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 21050 95th Ave South   Boca Raton, FL 33428

Levis JCC in Boca Raton’s

Nathan D. Rosen Museum Gallery

at the Phyllis & Harvey Sandler Center

Presents:

FootWear   Art

  by

  Kobi   Levi

 

 

The Levis JCC’s Sandler Center will host three separate events Open to the community featuring Levi and his wearable art during his U.S. debut:

 

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Opening Reception

 

Sunday, January 8, 2017    1:00 to 4:00 pm

Location: Nathan D. Rosen Museum Gallery, Sandler Center, Adolph & Rose Levis JCC, 21050 95th Ave S, Boca Raton, FL 33428

 

Details:
1:00 pm: FootWear Art gallery reception begins
2:00 pm: Kobi Levi speaks; Q&A with audience to follow
3:00 pm: Guests can touch, try on, and photograph most of the featured designs.

Representatives will be on-site for custom shoe orders; each design is limited to 20 pairs; after reaching 20, Kobi Levi retires the design. Prices of shoes range from $500 to $2,000 per pair.

 

Cost: The exhibition is free and open to the community

RSVP required to 561-558-2520.

 

 

 

Art Talk: The Art of Crafting the Shoe

 

 

Monday, January 9, 2017    2:00 to 3:30 pm

 

Location: Beifield Auditorium, Sandler Center, Adolph & Rose Levis JCC,
21050 95th Ave S, Boca Raton, FL 33428

 

Details: Following the gallery opening reception, Kobi Levi will return to the Sandler Center on Monday, January 9 for an Art Talk, which will focus on the challenges of transforming his inspirations into wearable art.

 

Cost: $18.

Open to the community

To register, call 561-558-2520.

 

 

 

 

An Evening with Kobi Levi –

A Special Event for Young Professionals

 

Thursday, January 12, 2017    6:00 to 8:00 pm

 

Location: Nathan D. Rosen Museum Gallery, Sandler Center, Adolph & Rose Levis JCC, 21050 95th Ave S, Boca Raton, FL 33428

 

Details: The Nathan D. Rosen Museum Gallery will host a final evening with Kobi Levi.

Cost: The event is free and open to the public.

RSVP to 561-558-2520

 

 

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“Flamingo” by Kobi Levi

 

 

Kobi Levi’s “wearable art” shoe designs are revered for their whimsical nature and masterful craftsmanship. His creations transfer the essence of daily objects such as bananas and birds, cheerleaders, chewing gum and coffee as well as fantasy and glamor – think Disney characters and mother/daughter duos – into the shape of shoes. Celebrities including Lady Gaga (Double Boots), Whoopi Goldberg, and Fergie (Chewing Gum) have been seen wearing his designs. The Kobi Levi “pop up boutique” at the Rosen Museum Gallery in Boca Raton will feature 30 unique pairs of hand-made, custom shoes.

 

 

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“Miao” by Kobi Levi

 

 

At the “FootWear Art by Kobi Levi” gallery Opening R intriguing designseception on Sunday, January 8, 2017 from 1:00 to 4:00 pm, Kobi Levi will reveal his newest shoes, as well as show off more than 30 pairs of his most famous and intriguing designs, share insights on what inspires him, and participate in Q&A with the audience. The event will be free and open to the public.

 

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“Cheerleader Red” by Kobi Levi

 

“My inspiration for a new design originates from a simple concept or image and then the shoe becomes my canvas,” Kobi Levi explains. “My work blends the boundaries of art, design and fashion, as I relate to aspects from all three fields. I am thrilled to bring my visually humoristic footwear to the U.S. and excited to be launching two brand new designs at the Levis JCC!”

 

 

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“Mermaid” by Kobi Levi

 

 

 

Consul General of Israel, Lior Haiat, commented, “We are thrilled to welcome brilliant Israeli designer, Kobi Levi, to dazzle American audiences on his first US exhibit. We hope it is the first of countless showcases displaying his celebration of fashion and culture.”   The FootWear Art exhibit is graciously underwritten by Judi and Allan Schuman. Additional support is provided by Arleen Roberts, Bloomingdales and the Florida Division of Cultural Affairs. Boca Raton Magazine is the exclusive magazine sponsor of Kobi Levi’s FootWear Art exhibition and its associated events.

 

 

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“Chewing Gum” by Kobi Levi

 

 

 

About Kobi Levi:

 

Design and shoes have been Kobi Levi’s passion since his childhood in Tel Aviv, Israel. After his graduation in 2001 from Bezalel Academy of Arts & Design, Jerusalem, Kobi Levi worked as a freelance footwear designer. During this time, he learned the trade secrets of shoe development and craftsmanship, while spending his leisure time designing unique, creative and innovative shoe styles, which challenge the standard definitions of design, art and fashion to create a niche of their own. It was in 2010 when Kobi’s creations began to receive attention from around the world, including a spot in Lady Gaga’s “Born this Way” music video. The demand for Kobi Levi’s wearable art exploded and in July 2011 Kobi opened his studio in Tel Aviv, offering his original designs for sale. In the studio he creates, develops and produces limited editions from his designs. All pairs are made by hand from high-quality materials.

Learn more at: http://kobilevidesign.com

 

 

 

About the Levis JCC Sandler Center:

 


The Levis JCC is the cornerstone of the South Palm Beach County Jewish community and a place for thousands to connect each year. The Levis JCC’s Phyllis & Harvey Sandler Center, which highlights renowned talent from artists and actors to authors and so much more, gives adults of all ages and faiths an opportunity to connect with others who share similar interests in continuing education, spirituality, cultural experiences, travel and social events.

Learn more at:http://levisjcc.org/culture/

 

 

About the Levis JCC
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The Adolph & Rose Levis Jewish Community Center promotes and enhances Jewish culture, heritage and values through educational, spiritual, social, wellness and recreational programs for individuals of all ages. With a preschool, summer camp, family activities, athletics, cultural arts, adult enrichment and special needs programming, as well as a thrift shop for bargain hunters, the Levis JCC offers something for everyone.

Learn more at  www.levisjcc.org.

 

 

 

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Rickie@therickiereport.com

561-537-0291

Gustave Wander Solo Exhibit And Levis JCC Pottery Guild Exhibit /Sale Begins April 3rd

Whether you prefer the tenderness of Gustave Wander’s watercolors—jazz musicians, light houses and landscapes—or the fascination of exotic totems and the symmetry of classic pottery, the latest exhibit at the Nathan D. Rosen Museum Gallery in Boca Raton will have something to delight the senses! The retrospective Solo exhibit gives tribute to Gustave Wander’s nontraditional career as a later-in-life watercolorist and a beloved teacher who has inspired countless students over the decades. The Annual Levis JCC Pottery Guild Exhibition and Sale brings together the fledgling works of new potters to the most accomplished master ceramicists—stimulating to both sight and touch.  The Rickie Report is pleased to share the details of these exciting events beginning with a Free Opening Reception on Sunday, April 3rd.  Everyone is invited, but please RSVP.

 

 

 

 

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Levis JCC in Boca Raton’s

Nathan D. Rosen Museum Gallery

at the Phyllis & Harvey Sandler Center

Presents:

 

Solo Exhibit by Gustave Wander, Watercolorist

The Levis JCC Pottery Guild Annual Ceramics Exhibition and Sale

Opening Reception

Sunday, April 3
 1 -4 pm

 

Free and open to the public: RSVP to 561-558-2520

Exhibit Runs April 3 through May 20

The Nathan D. Rosen Museum Gallery is free and open to the public.

21050 95th Avenue South, Boca Raton, FL
(enter off Glades Rd)

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Watercolor by Gustave Wander

Gustave Wander

 

Born in New York City in 1924, Gustave Wander spent much of his first career as a commercial artist, illustrating lighting fixtures for marketing use and working in the photoengraving business. Even during his time in the U.S. Navy, he was assigned to the CBs, where his ability to accurately draw was put to immediate use.

 

 

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Watercolor by Gustave Wander

 

 

 

 

 

After 25 years, he moved from a commercial artist to his passion—watercolors. Discarding the pencils of his illustrating days, Wander paints his scenes without sketching any preliminary outlines. His signature style has earned him 25 awards and numerous accolades. His original painting of musical stars Jack Teagarden, Eddie Condon, Louis Armstrong and Benny Goodman, instruments included, is part of the American Jazz Collection in the New York Public Library. A gentle, peaceful and eternally optimistic man, Wander has served as a role model and inspiration to many who thought the opportunity for them to develop as artists had passed them by.

 

 

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Watercolor by Gustave Wander

 

 

This solo exhibit bears testimony to his creativity and artistic energy—still painting and inspiring others at the age of 92!

 

 

 

 

 

 

Levis JCC Pottery Guild

Annual Ceramics Exhibition and Sale

From totems to tea pots, utilitarian, sculptural and decorative works of ceramics created by member of the Levis JCC Pottery Guild and master ceramicists Sylvia Rosen, Marilyn Wander and Gina Skillings are on display. Many items are available for sale.

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Totem by Gina Skillings

 

 

The Nathan D. Rosen Museum Gallery hosts exceptional exhibitions of works by local, national and international artists. Its mission is to encourage understanding of cross-cultural influences in the visual arts and include exhibitions in the visual arts, exhibitions of historical importance, contemporary art, folk art, and mixed media works.

 

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Pottery by Marilyn Wander

 

 

 

 

The Phyllis & Harvey Sandler Center at the Adolph & Rose Levis Jewish Community Center provides a welcoming environment and a sense of community for active adults of all ages to pursue high quality and enriching educational, cultural, social and recreational experiences. It is located at 21050 95th Avenue South, Boca Raton, FL 33428

 

 

The Levis JCC welcomes individuals of all ages, races, and religious affiliations living in South Florida.

www.levisjcc.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

Nathan D. Rosen Museum Gallery Invites You To “Art 2016 Biennial Juried Art Show”

“Art 2016 Biennial Juried Exhibition” opens at the Levis JCC Sandler Center in Boca Raton. From a hip-hop dancer to a kaleidoscope of color, sultry black and white scenes to mouth-watering plates of food—”Art 2016″ brings a delightful smorgasbord of works juried into the show from over 430 submissions from around the country. The Free Opening Reception takes place on February 11th.  Whether you love photography, oils, watercolors, pastels, sculptures, 3-D, contemporary, still life, the humorous, the political, the esoteric, the sublime—you’ll find something to catch your eye in this eclectic show.  The Rickie Report shares some sneak peeks and urges you to see what the excitement is all about!

 

 

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Opening Reception/Awards Ceremony  

Thursday, February 11, 2016  

4-6 pm  

 

Free, but please RSVP  561.558.2520

The exhibit runs through March 17

The Levis JCC Sandler Center in Boca Raton

 

 

9801 Donna Klein Blvd. Boca Raton, FL 33428

 

 

 

 

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“Attitude” by Sydelle Lazar

 

 

 

“Art 2016 Biennial Juried Exhibition” opens at the Levis JCC Sandler Center in Boca Raton. Winners of the Art 2016 Biennial Juried Competition will be announced on Thursday, February 11th, at the Opening Reception, 4-6 p.m., at the Nathan D. Rosen Museum Gallery. The competition, which drew 432 submissions from around the country, includes original paintings, graphics, mixed media, wood, clay, metal, glass, fiber art, fine beaded jewelry, sculptures and photographs.

 

 

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“Explorations in Blue” by Caryn Kabat

 

 

 

“Art 2016”, founded and sponsored by Sylvia Rosen over twenty years ago, is held every other year. Walter O’Neill, Director of the Art School at the Boca Raton Museum of Art, judged this year’s competition. Awards will be presented at 5 p.m. and include: Best in Show ($1,000), Craft Art Award ($500); 3 Awards of Merit ($250 each) and 3 Honorable Mentions. The reception is free and open to the public—RSVP to 561-558-2520. The exhibit runs through March 17.

 

 

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“Reminisce” by Deborah Rader

 

 

 

 

 

From a hip-hop dancer to a kaleidoscope of color, sultry black and white scenes to mouth-watering plates of food—Art 2016 brings a delightful smorgasbord of works juried into the show from over 430 submissions from around the country. Whether you love photography, oils, watercolors, pastels, sculptures, 3-D, contemporary, still life, the humorous, the political, the esoteric, the sublime—you’ll find something to catch your eye in this eclectic show.

 

 

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“Awesome Table” by Erik Kucera

 

The Nathan D. Rosen Museum Gallery hosts exceptional exhibitions of works by local, national and international artists. Its mission is to encourage understanding of cross-cultural influences in the visual arts and include exhibitions in the visual arts, exhibitions of historical importance, contemporary art, folk art, and mixed media works.

 

 

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“Naamah portrait” by Benjamin Kenagan

 

The Phyllis & Harvey Sandler Center at the Adolph & Rose Levis Jewish Community Center provides a welcoming environment and a sense of community for active adults of all ages to pursue high quality and enriching educational, cultural, social and recreational experiences. It is located at 21050 95th Avenue South, Boca Raton, FL 33428

 

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“On the Easel” by Nadine Saitlin

 

 

 

 

The Levis JCC welcomes individuals of all ages, races, and religious affiliations living in South Florida.
www.levisjcc.org

 

 

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

Rickie Leiter, Publisher

The Rickie Report

P.O.Box 33423

Palm Beach Gardens, FL 33420

Rickie@therickiereport.com

561-537-0291

Levis JCC Sandler Center In Boca Raton Announces Pottery Classes For All Levels

The Levis JCC Sandler Center in Boca Raton announces Pottery Classes for all levels of students, from beginner to advanced. Beginning January 4th, learn how to use a pottery wheel, hand build pottery, sculpt clay, stoneware, porcelain and glazes. Renown faculty members include Marilyn Wander and Gina Skillings. The Phyllis & Harvey Sandler Center at the Adolph & Rose Levis Jewish Community Center provides a welcoming environment and a sense of community for active adults of all ages to pursue high quality and enriching educational, cultural, social and recreational experiences. The Levis JCC welcomes individuals of all ages, races, and religious affiliations living in South Florida. The Rickie Report shares the details and some ideas for your next creations!

 

 

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The Levis JCC Sandler Center in Boca Raton

Focus On Pottery:

All levels of students,

from beginner to advanced

Winter Sessions:

 

Mondays, 9:30 a.m. – 12:30 p.m., January 4 – March 21 (No class 2/15)
Tuesdays, 9:30 a.m. – 12:30 p.m., January 5 – March 22
Wednesdays, 9:30 a.m. – 12:30 p.m., January 6 – March 23
Thursday, 9:30 a.m. – 12:30 p.m., January 7 – March 24

 

 

 

9801 Donna Klein Blvd. Boca Raton, FL 33428

 

 

The Rosen Pottery Studio has 8 wheels and 2 kilns. Students have access to free studio time when classes are not in session, on Sundays, and are free to stay and practice as long as they want Monday—Wednesday.

 

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    Unique Glazes are Marilyn Wander’s signature

 

 

 

Pottery on the Wheel and Handbuilding

With Marilyn Wander

Mondays (Jan. 4 – March 21) (no class 2/15)
and
Wednesdays (Jan. 6 – March 23)
9:30 a.m. – 12:30 p.m.

Students will learn techniques of hand building and throwing on the potter’s wheel. Advanced students will sharpen their skills.

 

 

 

Pottery by Gina Skillings

           Sculpted Pottery by Gina Skillings

 

 

Handbuilding and Sculpting

With Gina Skillings

Tuesdays (Jan. 5 – March 22)
and
Thursdays (Jan. 7 – March 24)
9:30 a.m. – 12:30 p.m.

 

Gina focuses on basic pinching, coiling, slab construction techniques for pottery and clay sculpture. Advanced students work more independently. All levels are welcome.  

 

 

Winter term: cost for the 11-week session is $383: cost for 12-week session is $420. Spring term: cost is $280 for the 8-week session. Discounts are available for Sandler Center members. Studio time is included at no extra charge.

 

 

 

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                                         Gina Skillings’ “Purse”

 

 

 

 

Visit: http://levisjcc.org/culture/programs_classes/
OR
Call 561-558-5250 for more information or to register.

 

 

LEVIS JCC POTTERY GUILD EXHIBIT

April 3 – May 20, 2016

Opening Reception:

Sunday, April 3, 2016

1 – 4 p.m. with artists’ presentations

Free and open to the public

 

 

 

In the spring, the Levis JCC Pottery Guild presents an exhibit of utilitarian, sculptural and decorative works created by the students and their instructors in the Nathan D. Rosen Museum Gallery. This exhibit is a community favorite and draws visitors from Palm Beach and northern Broward counties.

 

 

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                   Teapot and Cup by Marilyn Wander

 

Marilyn Wander has been a potter since 1977. She specializes in stoneware and porcelain clay, and is known for her exquisite and unique glazes, which she shares with her students. She is also experienced in raku—oxidation and pit-firing. It is unusual and important to note that Mariyln not only develops her only specialty glazes – – She also shares them with her students!

 

 

 

 

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                               “Green Bowl” by Marilyn Wander

 

 

 

Marilyn took up pottery after noticing that she gravitated to the pottery exhibits at art shows (she is married to well-known Palm Beach watercolorist Gustav Wander). Very tactile, she fell in love with clay. Marilyn notes, “I have been firing the clay in a raku process which was originally developed in Japan. I enjoy seeing the smooth melted glazes on the red-hot pots. There is a masculine drama in the black and white tones in counterpoint to the soft pastel colors and graceful feminine shapes—an exciting and artistic duality.”

 

 

 

 

 

Marilyn’s students remark on her accessibility and skill as a teacher:
“When I began working with Marilyn, I did not know how to handle clay effectively. Now after 5 years, I was invited to exhibit my work at the local public library. Marilyn is a skillful teacher who inspires her students to reach beyond their limits. Through her patient coaching, she has enabled many of her students to get in touch with their creative side.”—Frances Levine

 

 

 

 

Marilyn trained at Florida Atlantic University, Penland School of Craft in Penland, NC, Parsons School of Design in NYC, at the 92nd St. “Y” in NYC, and at Cumberland Pottery in Teaneck, NJ. She is affiliated with the FAU Potters Guild and the NJ Designer Craftsmen. She has exhibited at Las Olas Art Festival, University of Miami—Beaux Arts, Norton Gallery, Deerfield Beach Art and Craft Show, Vero Beach Art and Craft Show, Virginia Beach Art Festival, Garrison NY Art Festival, Bergen Museum—NJ Designers Craftsmen Show, and held a one-woman show with interior designer Pajia Wald in Tenafly, NJ.

 

 

 

The Phyllis & Harvey Sandler Center at the Adolph & Rose Levis Jewish Community Center provides a welcoming environment and a sense of community for active adults of all ages to pursue high quality and enriching educational, cultural, social and recreational experiences. The Levis JCC welcomes individuals of all ages, races, and religious affiliations living in South Florida. It is located at 9801 Donna Klein Blvd, Boca Raton, FL 33428.
www.levisjcc.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

Levis JCC Presents “Holocaust Heroes: Fierce Females” Exhibit Sharing Positive Role Models By Linda Stein

In a world filled with instant media images that cause us to despair, the Levis JCC shares an exhibit that shows us courage in the face of what seemed insurmountable.  Linda Stein is an artist, activist, lecturer, and performer who explores gender roles and inspires compassion, empathy and bravery. She takes lessons of not-so-long-ago and shows us how they relate to our immediate time.  In her new series, Linda Stein highlights 10 female heroes of the Holocaust who stood up to violence and oppression. Her tapestries honor these positive female role models, communicating who they were and what they did through a variety of materials including fabric, metal, text and mixed media.  The Opening Reception follows a Lecture by Stein on Wednesday, December 9th in the eveningThe Rickie Report urges you to mark your calendars to see this uplifting tribute.  This is the only opportunity you will have in South Florida to see this powerful and inspiring exhibit! It is Free to the public. The Levis JCC is  celebrating 25 years of cultural programming.  Linda Stein’s message goes beyond the Holocaust.  She brings us a better understanding of the “4 B’s: the Bully, the Bullied, the Bystander and the Brave up-stander”.  Bring the family…learn about history and how to stop it from happening again.

 

 

 

 

 

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Call 561-558-2520

 

 

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“Holocaust Heroes: Fierce Females”

Tapestries and Sculptures

by New York artist/activist Linda Stein

December 9, 2015 – January 29, 2016

Opening Reception

Wednesday, December 9, 2015

Lecture by Linda Stein at 6 p.m.

Reception following 7 – 8 p.m.

RSVP to 561-558-2504

 

For more information contact:

Sue Harrington, Nathan D. Rosen Museum Gallery Director 561-558-2504

 

 

 

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Linda Stein is an artist, activist, lecturer, and performer who explores gender roles and inspires compassion, empathy and bravery. In her new series, Linda Stein highlights 10 female heroes of the Holocaust who stood up to violence and oppression. Her tapestries honor these positive female role models, communicating who they were and what they did through a variety of materials including fabric, metal, text and mixed media.

 

 

 

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“Popova” by Linda Stein, Mixed Media Tapestry

 

 

Stein pointedly chooses to focus on female figures, traditionally neglected in heroic and historic narratives. Also on exhibit, Stein’s 20 Spoon to Shell box sculptures combine the shell and spoon, metaphors for nourishment and protection in the context of women in the Holocaust, within an amalgam of mixed materials, words and associations.

 

 

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“Ruth Gruber” by Linda Stein, Mixed Media

 

 

Protector 841 with Wonder Woman shadow is a larger-than-life sculpture representing fierceness and strength incarnate. With its “skin” of black leather, blend of zippers, badges, buckles and mixed media, it stands ready to defend.

 

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“Protector 841” by Linda Stein, Leather, Metal, Mixed media

 

 

 

 

Linda Stein takes us into her studio, behind the scenes.  She explores the relationships between “bullying and bravery, persecution and protection”.  This video speaks of “The 4 B’s: Bully, Bullied, Bystander and Brave up-stander”.  These are lessons for today.

 

 

Link to YouTube video:
Watch Video Here

 

 

 

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“Spoon To Shell” by Linda Stein, Box Sculpture

 

 

 

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The Phyllis & Harvey Sandler Center at the Adolph & Rose Levis Jewish Community Center provides a welcoming environment and a sense of community for active adults of all ages to pursue high quality and enriching educational, cultural, social and recreational experiences. It is located at 21050 95th Avenue South, Boca Raton, FL 33428 (off Glades Rd. between Lyons Rd. and Rt. 441). The Levis JCC welcomes individuals of all ages, races, and religious affiliations living in South Florida. www.levisjcc.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

Levis JCC In Boca Begins Art Talks: “The World Of Art Series” With Murray Kronick

The Phyllis & Harvey Sandler Center at the Adolph & Rose Levis Jewish Community Center begins its Art Talks “World Of Art” Series with Pen & Ink Artist Murray Kronick.  Murray will speak and present a slide show on Monday, November 16th.  A number of his pen & ink drawings will be on exhibit.  You may purchase your tickets for the series or an individual date. Here are  details about each of the upcoming Art Talks with some sneak peeks.

 

 

 

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9801 Donna Klein Blvd.   Boca Raton, FL 33428

Information/Register for Classes:

First session starts Thursday, Jan. 7, 2016

Call 561-558-2520

 

 

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“W O R L D   OF   A R T” 

Lectures, Exhibits, Visual Presentations

Series price: $40, Drop-in price: $12

For more information contact:

Sue Harrington, Nathan D. Rosen Museum Gallery Director 561-558-2504

 

 

 

 

 

“Tzedakah, Travel And Art…

An Unexpected Marriage”

 

Featuring:

Murray Kronick, Artist/Instructor

Monday, November 16, 2015   at 2 p.m

 

 

 

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Artist and Instructor, Murray Kronick

 

 

“The World of Art” series at the Levis JCC Sandler begins with Pen & Ink artist, Murray Kronick, who will talk and share a slide show on Monday, Nov. 16, 2015 at 2 p.m. A number of Murray’s pen & ink drawings will be on exhibit. In addition, Murray teaches beginning pencil drawing and intermediate pen & ink drawing at the Sandler Center. (First session begins Thursday, Jan. 7, 2016).

 

 

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Pen & Ink Drawing by Murray Kronick

Pen & ink artist Murray Kronick says “When most people travel and see something interesting or captivating, the first thing they whip out is their camera or i-Phone. For me, it is my sketch book”. Murray’s wife, Sylvia says “you may not want to travel with Murray. When he says ‘give me a few minutes’, beware, it is best to expect you will be there for a few hours.”

 

 

 

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Pen & Ink Drawing by Murray Kronick

 

 

 

For the past two decades, Murray & Sylvia have devoted two to three months a year traveling on volunteer missions to third world countries. Many of their trips are sponsored by The American Jewish World Service. ajws.org. These assignments have afforded them an opportunity to give back, while immersing themselves in Africa, India, Sri Lanka, Bangladesh, Burma (now Myanmar), Thailand, Cambodia and Indonesia…yet, in addition to returning stateside with a feeling of accomplishment, memories and photos, they return with beautiful pen and ink art.

 

 

 

Although “Tzedakah” ( helping others) is their driving force, they ensure that they build in free days, or pre or post-service travel time to see sights and experience the people, unique to every country on the globe. During these days, Murray captures spectacular scenery with his pen, while Sylvia relishes the moments, exploring and taking in what the surroundings offer.

 

 

 

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Pen & Ink Drawing by Murray Kronick

On Nov. 16, 2015 at 2 p.m., Murray will present a talk and slide show, amplifying the satisfaction he and Sylvia have achieved in ‘giving back’. He will provide an overview of the work they do on their missions, and how he incorporates and extends these experiences by capturing art subjects, creating a medium that would not exist if there wasn’t a love for tzedakah, travel and art.

 

 

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Art Historian, Helene Yentis

 

 

 

“Illuminating Jewish Learning Through Art:

The Hebrew Zodiac and Judith the Heroine of Chanukah”

Featuring:

 

Helene Yentis, Art Historian

Monday, December 14, 2015     2 pm.

 

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August Riedel’s “Judith”

 

 

 

 

 

“Looking Through the Lens”

Featuring:

NSU Museum of Art Ft. Lauderdale Speaker

Monday, January 4, 2016   2 pm.

 

 

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“Spiral Staircase” by  Henri Cartier-Bresson

 

 

 

“Abstract Expressionism: What’s the (Focal) Point?”

Featuring:

Madeleine Siegel, Boca Raton Museum of Art docent

Monday, February 22, 2016   2 pm

 

 

 

 

“Where Are We? The Landscape in Contemporary Art”

Featuring:

Glenn Tomlinson

William Randolph Hearst Curator of Education, Norton Museum of Art

Monday, March 21, 2016   2 pm

 

 

 

Full Series price: $40, Drop-in price: $12

 

 

The Phyllis & Harvey Sandler Center at the Adolph & Rose Levis Jewish Community Center provides a welcoming environment and a sense of community for active adults of all ages to pursue high quality and enriching educational, cultural, social and recreational experiences. It is located at 21050 95th Avenue South, Boca Raton, FL 33428 (off Glades Rd. between Lyons Rd. and Rt. 441).  The Levis JCC welcomes individuals of all ages, races, and religious affiliations living in South Florida.  www.levisjcc.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

Call For Art At Nathan D. Rosen Museum Gallery’s 2016 Biennial Juried Art Competition

The Rickie Report shares the details and application for a Call to Artists: “Art 2016 Biennial Juried Art Competition” at the Nathan D. Rosen Museum Gallery located in Boca Raton, FL.  You are invited to submit up to three entries of 2D or 3D Original works of art.  The deadline is December 11, 2015.  The Exhibition takes place February 11 through March 17, 2016.  Did we mention Cash Awards?

 

 

 

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CALL FOR ART:

Art 2016 Biennial Juried Art Competition

at the

Nathan D. Rosen Museum Gallery

Phyllis & Harvey Sandler Center for Jewish Life Enhancement

Adolph & Rose Levis Jewish Community Center

21050 95th Avenue South     Boca Raton, FL  33428

561-558-2504 (office)

Sue Harrington, Nathan D. Rosen Museum Gallery Director   sueh@levisjcc.org

 

 

 

 

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Eligible works include:

Paintings, Graphics, Mixed Media, Wood, Clay, Metal, Glass, Fiber Art, Indoor and Outdoor Sculptures and Photographs.

 

 

 

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For more information:

 

The Phyllis & Harvey Sandler Center at the Adolph & Rose Levis Jewish Community Center provides a welcoming environment and a sense of community for active adults of all ages to pursue high quality and enriching educational, cultural, social and recreational experiences. The Levis JCC welcomes individuals of all ages, races, and religious affiliations living in South Florida. It is located at 9801 Donna Klein Blvd, Boca Raton, FL 33428.

www.levisjcc.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

 

 

 

Opening Fall Exhibit At The Nathan D. Rosen Museum Gallery Showcases Three Local Artists

The public is invited to the Nathan D. Rosen Museum Gallery for the opening of its Fall Exhibitions.  Three community-based artists will be featured: Natalie Levine (Botanicals), Cara Zimmerman (Master of Beaded Jewelry) and Loren Stein (Intricate Paper Cuts and other Judaic art). The Rickie Report shares the details and some images of their work.  Be sure to check out the Levis JCC Calendar for more Exhibits, Classes and Workshops these artists and others will be leading!  The Reception on Sunday, October 11th is  FREE and Open to the Public, but you Must make a reservation.

 

 

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Nathan D. Rosen Museum Gallery

 Fall Exhibit  Showcases:

Natalie Levine

Cara Zimmerman

Loren Stein

Opening Reception:

Sunday, Oct. 11, 2015

1 – 4 p.m.

Opening Reception with artists’ presentations is Free and Open to the Public.

RSVP required:

Call 561-558-2520 or email  sueh@levisjcc.org

Exhibitions run through Nov. 20, 2015 

Gallery Hours:
Monday – Friday  9 a.m. – 4 p.m.
Sunday by appointment

21050 95th Avenue South      Boca Raton FL 33428

 

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"La Dee Da" by Natalie Levine

                       “La Dee Da” by Natalie Levine

 

Natalie Levine’s “Botanicals” series is a charming new genre that captures and embraces the viewer’s imagination through enticing elements of mixed media collages of fantasy, color and texture. These whimsical and engaging works are an intuitive combination of painting and collage that brings together both real and imagined elements designed to lead the viewer on a journey of discovery, and enchantment.

 

"Spring Dance" by Natalie Levine

                  “Spring Dance” by Natalie Levine

 

 

Levine has enjoyed a successful 30-year career as a fine artist and earned many accolades for her work. Her style has been described as both Impressionistic and Realistic, successfully combining the light and color of the Impressionists’ paintings while still maintaining the detail and reality of the late 19th century Realists.  In addition to her Botanicals series, a selection of Levine’s landscapes will also be on display.

 

 

 

For more information please visit:
http://www.natalielevinestudio.com

 

 

Beaded Necklace by Cara Zimmerman

      Bead Creations by Cara Zimmerman

 

 

CARA  ZIMMERMAN

 

“Cara’s Bead Creations, Love Made Visible” says everything you need to know about Cara Zimmerman.  A Master beading artist Cara Zimmerman draws her inspiration from the vibrant colors of the Peruvian women to create these sophisticated and elegant pieces of wearable art. She makes her love of beading visible and encourages you to learn with her.

 

 

Nothing gives Cara more pleasure than seeing someone wear one of her pieces. Each piece is made with love and colors sing a song of timeless wearability. Cara’s mother is a portrait oil painter and her father, a retired dentist makes amazing pictures from tiny postage stamps. The thread of artistic ability runs through Cara’s family and she embraces the joy that comes from her hands.

 

 

For more information please contact:

info@cz-beads.com

 

Cara Zimmerman: Beaded jewelry workshops

Tuesdays, Feb. 16 and March 1, 10 a.m.

For more information or to register call 561-558-5250

 

 

 

 

 

Bead Necklace by Cara Zimmerman

                 Bead Necklace by Cara Zimmerman

LOREN  STEIN

 

 

Loren Stein has owned her own design and consulting company, Loren Stein Designs, since 1990.  She is an active multi-media artist creating art in mediums such as painting, paper-cuts, invitations, centerpieces, ritual art and more.  Additionally she has taught studio art to elementary age students through twelfth grade.  Her background in architecture has been an asset in giving her the skills to create multi-media works with dimension and depth.

 

Paper Cut by Loren Stein

          Paper Cut by Loren Stein

 

Multi-media artist Loren Stein designs intricate paper-cuts, endless blessings and creation jewelry, custom Ketubot.

 

 

Loren Stein’s Paper-cuts Workshop

Monday, Nov. 9 at 1:30 p.m.

For more information or to register call 561-558-5250

 

For more information please visit:
http://lorensteindesign.com

 

Judaic Jewelry by Loren Stein

                    Judaic Jewelry by Loren Stein

 

 

 

The Phyllis & Harvey Sandler Center at the Adolph & Rose Levis Jewish Community Center provides a welcoming environment and a sense of community for active adults of all ages to pursue high quality and enriching educational, cultural, social and recreational experiences. The Levis JCC welcomes individuals of all ages, races, and religious affiliations living in South Florida. It is located at 9801 Donna Klein Blvd, Boca Raton, FL 33428.

www.levisjcc.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

Levis JCC Sandler Center In Boca Raton Announces Pottery Classes For All Levels

The Levis JCC Sandler Center in Boca Raton announces Pottery Classes for all levels of students, from beginner to advanced. Beginning on October 12th, learn how to use a pottery wheel, hand build pottery, sculpt clay, stoneware, porcelain and glazes.  Renown faculty members include Marilyn Wander and Gina Skillings. The Phyllis & Harvey Sandler Center at the Adolph & Rose Levis Jewish Community Center provides a welcoming environment and a sense of community for active adults of all ages to pursue high quality and enriching educational, cultural, social and recreational experiences. The Levis JCC welcomes individuals of all ages, races, and religious affiliations living in South Florida.  The Rickie Report shares the details and some ideas for your next creations!

 

 

 

 

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The Levis JCC Sandler Center in Boca Raton

Focus On Pottery:

 

Beginning October 12th

All levels of students, from beginner to advanced

 

 

 

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9801 Donna Klein Blvd.     Boca Raton, FL 33428

 

 

The Rosen Pottery Studio has 8 wheels and 2 kilns. Students have access to free studio time when classes are not in session, on Sundays, and are free to stay and practice as long as they want Monday—Wednesday.

 

 

 

Unique Glazes are Marilyn Wander's signature

           Unique Glazes are Marilyn Wander’s signature

 

Pottery on the Wheel and Handbuilding

With Marilyn Wander

Mondays (Oct. 12 – Dec. 14)

and

Wednesdays (Oct. 14 – Dec. 16)

 9:30 a.m. – 12:30 p.m.

 

Students will learn techniques of hand building and throwing on the potter’s wheel. Advanced students will sharpen their skills.  

 

Pottery by Gina Skillings

                              Sculpted Pottery by Gina Skillings

Handbuilding and Sculpting

With Gina Skillings

Tuesdays (Oct. 13 – Dec. 15)

and

Thursdays (Oct. 15 – Dec. 17)

9:30 a.m. – 12:30 p.m.

 

Gina focuses on basic pinching, coiling, slab construction techniques for pottery and clay sculpture. Advanced students work more independently. All levels are welcome.

Cost for the 9-week session is $315, with discounts available for Sandler Center members.

 

 

 

Gina Skillings' "Purse"

                                        Gina Skillings’ “Purse”

 

 

Visit: http://levisjcc.org/culture/programs_classes/

OR

Call 561-558-5250 for more information or to register.

 

LEVIS  JCC  POTTERY  GUILD  EXHIBIT

 

 April 3 – May 20, 2016

Opening Reception:

Sunday, April 3, 2016

1 – 4 p.m. with artists presentations

Free and open to the public

 

 

In the spring, the Levis JCC Pottery Guild presents an exhibit of utilitarian, sculptural and decorative works created by the students and their instructors in the Nathan D. Rosen Museum Gallery. This exhibit is a community favorite and draws visitors from Palm Beach and northern Broward counties.

 

 

 

Teapot and Cup by Marilyn Wander

                      Teapot and Cup by Marilyn Wander

 

 

Marilyn Wander has been a potter since 1977. She specializes in stoneware and porcelain clay, and is known for her exquisite and unique glazes, which she shares with her students. She is also experienced in raku—oxidation and pit-firing.  It is unusual and important to note that Mariyln not only develops her only specialty glazes – – She also shares them with her students!

 

 

Pottery Class at Levis JCC

        Pottery Class at Levis JCC

 

Marilyn took up pottery after noticing that she gravitated to the pottery exhibits at art shows (she is married to well-known Palm Beach watercolorist Gustav Wander). Very tactile, she fell in love with clay. Marilyn notes, “I have been firing the clay in a raku process which was originally developed in Japan. I enjoy seeing the smooth melted glazes on the red-hot pots. There is a masculine drama in the black and white tones in counterpoint to the soft pastel colors and graceful feminine shapes—an exciting and artistic duality.”

 

 

 

 

 

"Green Bowl" by Marilyn Wander

                                 “Green Bowl” by Marilyn Wander

 
Marilyn’s students remark on her accessibility and skill as a teacher:
“When I began working with Marilyn, I did not know how to handle clay effectively. Now after 5 years, I was invited to exhibit my work at the local public library. Marilyn is a skillful teacher who inspires her students to reach beyond their limits. Through her patient coaching, she has enabled many of her students to get in touch with their creative side.”—Frances Levine

 

Marilyn trained at Florida Atlantic University, Penland School of Craft in Penland, NC, Parsons School of Design in NYC, at the 92nd St. “Y” in NYC, and at Cumberland Pottery in Teaneck, NJ. She is affiliated with the FAU Potters Guild and the NJ Designer Craftsmen. She has exhibited at Las Olas Art Festival, University of Miami—Beaux Arts, Norton Gallery, Deerfield Beach Art and Craft Show, Vero Beach Art and Craft Show, Virginia Beach Art Festival, Garrison NY Art Festival, Bergen Museum—NJ Designers Craftsmen Show, and held a one-woman show with interior designer Pajia Wald in Tenafly, NJ.

 

 

 

The Phyllis & Harvey Sandler Center at the Adolph & Rose Levis Jewish Community Center provides a welcoming environment and a sense of community for active adults of all ages to pursue high quality and enriching educational, cultural, social and recreational experiences. The Levis JCC welcomes individuals of all ages, races, and religious affiliations living in South Florida. It is located at 9801 Donna Klein Blvd, Boca Raton, FL 33428.

www.levisjcc.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