Zen, Arts, and Music Festival (ZAM Fest) Offers Free 2 Day Multicultural Event Saturday, April 23 And Sunday, April 24 In Port St. Lucie For All Ages

The Zen, Arts and Music Festival (ZAM Fest) is a free two-day multicultural event that highlights dance, music and family-friendly activities. Concertgoers will experience music from two stages at the MIDFLORIDA Event Center from nationally renowned musicians to local favorites. Free admission and parking on Saturday, April 23 and Sunday, April 24. The Rickie Report shares the details and photos.  

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

The MIDFLORIDA Event Center

9221 SE Event Center Place        Port St. Lucie, FL

 

ZAM Fest Hours:

 

 

Saturday, April 23        11 am to 10 pm

Sunday, April 24         11 am to 9 pm

 

 

Bring your own chair.

You may bring a low-back, folding beach/camping chair to use at the festival.

Sorry, but absolutely no poolside lounges, lazy boys, banquet/folding metal chairs or inflatable furniture allowed on festival grounds.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

A full schedule of events, vendors:

www.ZamFestPSL.com 

or call 772-807-4488

 

 

 

Kevin Beatkeeper – Drumming

 

 

 

ZAM Fest will feature a kids’ zone, food vendors and artisans. Children will enjoy face painting, craft projects, glitter tattoos, fairy hair, trackless train rides, bounce houses, an obstacle course and a petting zoo. Port St. Lucie’s most popular food trucks will dish out fan favorites such as barbecue, mac n’ cheese, collard greens, specialty egg rolls, burgers, wings, seafood and delicious desserts. Adult beverages also will be available for purchase. Paintings, sculptures, jewelry, pottery and photography will be on display. Find your zen by taking free yoga and dancing to the hypnotic sounds of a drum circle!

 

 

 

 

Kids Activities

 

 

 

Grammy Award-winning country supergroup Diamond Rio is Saturday’s headliner. Fans can kick up their heels to  hit singles, “How Your Love Makes Me Feel,” “One More Day,” “Beautiful Mess,” “Unbelievable” and more. Other multicultural artists are set to play throughout the day, including Apollo Vega, Caribbean American Cultural Group, Inc., jazz saxophonist Gary Palmer, Reggae Rainfall Band and The Groove Soul Band.

 

 

 

 

Shop the Vendors!

 

 

 

 

The Event Center Plaza transforms into a 90s  hip-hop party on Sunday when rap duo  Tag Team and celebrity rapper Tone Loc take the stage. Fans can expect to hear chart-topping hits  “Whoomp! (There It Is),” “Wild Thing,” “Funky Cold Medina” and many more during a fun-filled night. Five bands will warm up the audience, including Joette’s Strings Music Studio, Will Vaughn, 2 Saxy with Harry & Leslie Fager, Saxophonist Bruce M. Bernstein and Tomasito Cruz Band.

 

 

 

 

 

Meet  Mindfulness Experts

 

 

 

ZAM Fest is presented by Mattamy Homes and Riverland. Co-sponsors include St. Lucie Cultural Alliance; Food Homes; Sansone Group; AKEL Homes; Geico Philanthropic Foundation; Sina Companies; Tambone Companies; and Walmart. Friends of the Festival include Braden Real Estate; Carr, Riggs and Ingram; Cotleur Hearing; Florida Power & Light; Nature’s Keeper; OCULUS Surgical; Port St. Lucie Police Foundation; Seefried Properties; Southern Eagle Distributing; SRP Photography; and Urban Air Adventure Park Port St. Lucie.

 

 

 

 

A full schedule of events, vendors: www.ZamFestPSL.com 

Call 772-807-4488

 

 

Join the Alliance:

   www.artstlucie.org/memberships.

 

 

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

Rickie Leiter, Publisher

Rickie@therickiereport.com  

561-537-0291

17019 SW Sapri Way   Port St. Lucie, FL 34986

 

 

 

St. Lucie Cultural Alliance Opens Call: Public Art Images For Public Transportation Vehicles And Transit Facilities

The St. Lucie Cultural Alliance announces a Call To Artists for images to be displayed on public buses, in public transit facilities, and in shelters.  The application deadline is Saturday, March 12, 2022. Whether the piece is a sculpture, mosaic, painting, or still photography, the motivation is to display images of the original works, not the actual ones. The Rickie Report shares the details.  Chosen submissions will receive a $500. stipend and the honor of being part of Art in Public Places!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Project Name:

Area Regional Transit –

ART  Images  for  Fixed  Route  Buses  Introduction:

 

 

 

In cooperation with St Lucie Cultural Alliance, the St Lucie County Transit Division requests qualifications from artists or artist teams to submit artwork images to be displayed as images on public buses, in public transit facilities, and in shelters. The selected artists will provide transit riders and community members with visual and educational images to create a unique way of increasing art awareness. Displays of public art are intended to generate interest in appealing to diverse audiences.

 

 

 

Project location:

This call to artists aims to have public artistic images submitted then be transferred onto Fixed Route Buses.

 

 

Submission Deadline Date:

Saturday, March 12, 2022

 

 

Total Project Budget:

$500 for chosen submissions to be determined by the PTAC

 

 

Eligibility:

 

This opportunity is open to all artist or artist teams. We are mainly looking for local artists to showcase on the public transit buses and facilities. All artworks will be juried by Public Transit Arts Committee (PTAC)

To offer this opportunity to as many artists as possible to display their work, please note that if  your artwork was awarded a stipend in the previous Tier 1 phase, you are not eligible to submit for Tier 2 phase.

 

 

 

 

 

How to Apply:

 

 

Submit the following materials by  Saturday, March 12, 2022, 11:30 p.m. (EST)

  • Three (3) images of completed work and details

  • CV/Resume – this must include your legal name and mailing address, a reliable phone number, and email address

  • Please provide the name of the images and a brief description – no more than 200 words

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Submit to : https://artstlucie.org/opportunities/call-for-art

 

 

This Call to Artists is intended to engage new or established artists. The County is open to a wide range of proposals. Generally, potential opportunities and considerations associated with the project may include:

  • Art that fosters a sense of place has a multi-layered meaning or other compelling

  • attributes;

  • Art that complements enhances the streetscape within the community and natural environment;

  • Appropriate for public space; and reflect family-friendly images.Possible Opportunities for Public ArtSuch as but not limited to:

 

 *   Public Transit Vehicles and Facilities:
*   Whether the piece is a sculpture, mosaic, painting, or still photography, the motivation is to display images of the original works, not the actual ones.
 *   Other areas of the site are deemed suitable for public transit art.

Artists may propose artwork for one of the targeted areas or present a cohesive proposal throughout the bus system. The minimum amount of time the image will be displayed can range from three months to three years. The longevity will depend on where the images are displayed, wear and tear on a bus, in a facility, or bus shelter.

 

 

Process:

 

Eligible artists are invited to submit qualifications through an Open Call to Artists. The Public Transit Art Committee (PTAC) assembly will determine the artwork image for display. The five (5) member PTAC are comprised of professionals in the fields of fine arts, art education, construction management, or public transit. The PTAC will review all artists’ qualifications responding to this request and create a shortlist of artists for consideration.

The shortlist will be selected through a lottery-style process. Upon presentation of artists’ proposals, the PTAC may choose one or more artists to commission the artwork(s). The winning artists will receive Five hundred dollars ($500) to use their image. To offer this opportunity to as many artists as possible to display their work, please note that if your artwork was awarded a stipend in the previous Tier 1 phase, you are not eligible to submit for the Tier 2 phase.

 

 

How to apply:

 

 

Artists or representatives should visit the St Lucie Cultural Alliance website at https://artstlucie.org/ and submit the following materials by the deadline to https://artstlucie.org/opportunities/call-for-art

Criteria for submitting images must meet or exceed these parameters:

 

A complete submission must include all the information and materials described below:

– Images must be high-resolution format only (JPG, PSD, PSB, TIFF)

– All artworks must be made available for professional photography on March 17 from 10 AM – 2 PM at St Lucie Cultural Alliance Gallery located at 111 Orange Avenue, 3rd Floor, Fort Pierce, FL 34950.

– Image titles must include Legal First and Last Name as well as the image name; an example would be: Catherine Petagno – Spring Flowers

– If the criteria above are not met by the submitting artist or artist team, their submission will not be considered.

 

CV/Resume(s): If submitted as a team, please identify the team leader, and include resumes for each team member, with each resume no longer than two pages. If applicable, the resume (s) should include past public art commissions, design team experience, exhibitions, awards, grants, and education.

The CV must have the submitters:

§ Legal first and last name

§ Mailing address

§ Phone number

§ Email address

 

A brief statement:

The name of your artwork and how you feel your image will enhance the ridership experience for members of our community.

The proposal must be submitted via the online website, including all attachments that shall not be larger than 10 MB in size.

Application packages must be received by Saturday, March 12, 2022, before 11:30 p.m. EST.

All winning entries will be contacted by March 24, 2022.

 

 

Additional information:

 

 

The Public Transit system of St. Lucie County officially became Area Regional Transit ART on July 27, 2021. We are changing the look of the entire system following a tiered process. The Logo, as seen below, reflects the three (3) types of transit service supplied by the system. The green dab of paint on the pallet represents the fixed-route buses and amenities. The marigold dab of color represents the paratransit (door-to-door service) buses. The red dab of paint represents the microtransit service.

To learn more about the public transit system, please go to:

SLC ART | St. Lucie County, FL (stlucieco.gov)

 

About St. Lucie Cultural Alliance:

St. Lucie Cultural Alliance (Cultural Alliance) is a professional organization representing the arts and cultural sector in St. Lucie County and a Designated Local Arts Agency. Its mission is to better position the arts and cultural division as a significant contributor to the vibrancy and educational and economic wellbeing of St. Lucie County. Cultural Alliance is a proud partner of St. Lucie County, The City of Port St. Lucie, the St. Lucie County Tourism Division, and the Economic Development Council of St. Lucie County.

This exhibition is sponsored in part by the State of Florida, Department of State, Division of Arts and Culture and the Florida Council on Arts and Culture, and the National Endowment for the Arts.

 

For more information about anything mentioned in this article, new initiatives you would like to propose, or to make a comment:

 

artstlucie.org

St. Lucie Cultural Alliance 

2300 Virginia Avenue, Fort Pierce, FL 34982

 (772) 462-2783

 

 

 

 

 

 

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

Rickie Leiter, Publisher

Rickie@therickiereport.com   561-537-0291

17019 SW Sapri Way   Port St. Lucie, FL 34986

 

 

 

 

Cultural Alliance And St. Lucie County Commissioners Host “Celebrating Us” With Grand Opening Reception Thursday, January 27. Public Invited To Meet Artists, Enjoy Refreshments, And Be Entered Into Drawing For Signed Clyde Butcher Print

The St. Lucie Cultural Alliance continues to transform St. Lucie County public buildings into beautiful galleries with art for sale by members of the Cultural Alliance Art Guild. Everyone is invited to the Grand Opening Reception of “Celebrating Us”, the inaugural juried exhibition at the St. Lucie County Administration Building on Thursday, January  27, 2022.  The abundance of talented artists who live locally and are esteemed nationally and internationally offer their artworks to the public including live demonstrations.  Enjoy food and beverages from True Roots Catering and live music by Joette Giorges and Nico James. Attendees can enter to win a signed print of Clyde Butcher’s Florida’s Aquatic Preserves photograph, with extra entries available to those who RSVP ahead of time!   Be sure to check out the 1st Art Walk on Friday, January 21, 2022 from 5 – 8 PMThe daring new exhibition, “Provocative” will be the talk of the Treasure Coast! The Rickie Report shares the details and some sneak peeks of the artworks.

 

 

 

 

 

 

St. Lucie Cultural Alliance

 

 

&

 

 

St. Lucie County County Commissioners

 

 

Host:

 

 

 

 

“Celebrating Us”

Grand Opening Reception

Thursday, January 27

5:30  –  7:30  pm

 

 

County Administrative Building

 

2300 Virginia Ave .      Fort Pierce, FL 34982

 

 

Guests in attendance can enter to win a signed print of Clyde Butcher’s Florida’s Aquatic Preserves photograph, with extra entries available to those who RSVP ahead of time! at artstlucie.org/event/celebrating-us.

 

RSVP

 

 

 

Displayed on the 2nd Floor in the St. Lucie County Planning and Development Services Department of the County Administration Building, the grand opening celebration will keep the building open to the public after hours with a wine reception. Hor d’oeuvres are sponsored by True Roots Catering, a member of St. Lucie County’s Sunshine Kitchen. In this state-of-the-art food incubator, chefs, caterers, and food truck operators can hone their culinary skills and build their businesses.

 

 

“My Octopus Teacher” by Phyllis Petrillo

 

“When developers, planners, and builders stop by the county building, we want them to see this exhibition and recognize the ever-growing talent in the County and St. Lucie County’s investment in our prolific cultural community,” says County Commission Chairman Sean Mitchell. “What better way to welcome people to St. Lucie County than with a gift of locally-created artwork from one of the Cultural Alliance’s talented artists.”

 

 

“Pink Hibiscus” by Barbara Z Lyons

 

 

“St. Lucie County is the Cultural Gem of the Treasure Coast,” Alyona Ushe, Cultural Alliance Executive Director, continued. “With an abundance of crazy-talented artists right here in the county, this exhibition will encourage our developers to look at the beautiful work around them as they consider decorations for their new buildings and homes.” Now, developers and builders submitting plans to county officials will have the opportunity to see an array of examples and purchase beautiful pieces to enrich their projects with art made by local St. Lucie County Artists.

 

 

“Another Language” by Clark Ogier and “Smaggy”

 

 

 

Alliance Music Guild Member Joette Giorges, a classical guitarist will perform in the exhibition, while acoustic singer-songwriter Nico James accompanies Alliance Art Guild Members, selling their wares in a pop-up shop. Clark Ogier, an Alliance Art Guild Member, will demonstrate his technique of creating art with programmable robots and geometric code with his “programmable partner,” named “Smaggy”.

 

 

 

“Sandpipers” by Aurea Migenis

 

 

Enjoy the work of 17 Alliance Art Guild Members, including Lisa Jill Allison, Danielle Biglin, Sally Browning Pearson, Jill Heveron, Barbara Lyons, Robin Marshall, Susan Miller, Aurea Migenis, Lynn Morgan, Clark Ogier, Phyllis Petrillo, Tina Pfeiffer, Diana Rell Dean, Sharon Roselli, Mark Stall, and Debra Terrio, all available for purchase.

 

 

 

“Forest” by Robin Marshall

 

 

“Celebrating Us is also our way to thank residents and St. Lucie County staff and commissioners, who recognize the importance of investing in the arts here in St. Lucie County,” says Cultural Alliance Community Engagement Manager Jake Sanders. “We see over and over again how cultural events bring tourists and money into our community, some even convincing those tourists to call St. Lucie County home permanently.”

 

 

RSVP to “Celebrating Us”

 

 

 

 

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Cultural  Alliance  Opens  Daring  New  Exhibition:

“Provocative”   At   January  Art  Walk

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3rd Floor

 One Eleven Building in Downtown Fort Pierce

  5 – 8 pm

 

 

“Look Away” by Lynn Morgan

 

 

The first Art Walk of 2022 is on January 21st, 5 – 8 PM is sure to be the talk of the town with the opening of the St. Lucie Cultural Alliance’s (Cultural Alliance) new exhibition, Provocative, featuring daring themes at the Cultural Alliance Gallery, located on the 3rd Floor of the One Eleven Building in Downtown Fort Pierce. 

 

 

On the 3rd Friday of each month, guests can enjoy shopping, live music and artists in the street as a part of Art Walk. This month, there will be a performance from Joette Giorges, classical guitarist in the Alliance Gallery. Bruce Bernstein’s Saxophone Expressions will perform outside and 2 Gypsies Music, a duo featuring guitar and saxophone by Harry Fager and vocals from Leslie Fager can be enjoyed on 2nd street alongside Opulence, currently being exhibited at the Ohana Group Gallery at 124 2nd Street. 

 

 

The immensely popular Alliance drum circle with Kevin Beatkeeper is held 6 – 7 PM in the parking lot of One Eleven Orange Building. With a limited number of drums available, this activity always fills up with guests, so we encourage participants to register for the Drum Circle and RSVP beforehand at https://artstlucie.org/art-walk.

 

 

 

About St. Lucie Cultural Alliance:

St. Lucie Cultural Alliance (Cultural Alliance) is a professional organization representing the arts and cultural sector in St. Lucie County and a Designated Local Arts Agency. Its mission is to better position the arts and cultural division as a significant contributor to the vibrancy and educational and economic wellbeing of St. Lucie County. Cultural Alliance is a proud partner of St. Lucie County, The City of Port St. Lucie, the St. Lucie County Tourism Division, and the Economic Development Council of St. Lucie County.

This exhibition is sponsored in part by the State of Florida, Department of State, Division of Arts and Culture and the Florida Council on Arts and Culture, and the National Endowment for the Arts.

 

For more information about anything mentioned in this article, new initiatives you would like to propose, or to make a comment:

 

artstlucie.org

St. Lucie Cultural Alliance 

2300 Virginia Avenue, Fort Pierce, FL 34982

 (772) 462-2783

 

 

 

 

 

 

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

Rickie Leiter, Publisher

Rickie@therickiereport.com   561-537-0291

17019 SW Sapri Way   Port St. Lucie, FL 34986

 

 

 

Call For ZAM (Zen, Arts & Music) On April 23rd – 24th And ArtZen On March 19th Is Now Open To All Media Of Art, Mindfulness Products, Clothing, Authors, Speciality Items, And More

The St. Lucie Cultural Alliance and the City of Port St. Lucie announce ZAM (Zen, Arts & Music) Fest to be held at the MIDFLORIDA Event Center on Saturday, April 23 and Sunday, April 24, 2022. This will be Open to the Public and offer family friendly activities for children as well as bands in the evening. A one-day event, ArtZen, will take place at Valencia Cay at Riverland, a private community with 3,000 affluent residents in Tradition on Saturday, March 19, 2022.  ZAM and ArtZen have opened applications for vendors, 2D artists, 3D artists, mindfulness products, mindfulness practitioners, fashion designers, and authors.  There is a combined rate discount. The Rickie Report SHARES THIS CALL for both venues.  Last year’s event was heavily publicized with television, radio, print, and social media both  locally and regionally.  You WANT to BE PART of this event in 2022! 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

At   MIDFLORIDA   Event   Center

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

REGISTER NOW~!

 

 

ZAM  & ArtZen:

 

 

 

 

 

 

REGISTER NOW~!

 

 

 

REGISTER NOW~!

 

 

 

REGISTER NOW~!

 

 

REGISTER NOW~!

 

 

For more information about anything mentioned in this article, new initiatives you would like to propose, or to make a comment:

 

artstlucie.org

St. Lucie Cultural Alliance 

2300 Virginia Avenue, Fort Pierce, FL 34982

 (772) 462-2783

 

 

 

 

 

 

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

Rickie Leiter, Publisher

Rickie@therickiereport.com   561-537-0291

17019 SW Sapri Way   Port St. Lucie, FL 34986

 

Saint Lucie Cultural Alliance Announces Ongoing Clyde Butcher Exhibit, Plein Air Painting, Art Walk And More Upcoming Events

Don’t miss the many opportunities that the St. Lucie Cultural Alliance is offering now and planning for in the future! Renown photographer, Clyde Butcher’s “The Living Waters and Florida Landscape Exhibit” and the Smithsonian WaterWays Exhibit are both at the MidFlorida Event Center NOW through December 23, 2021. Plein Air painting, an Art Walk, and a new ZAM Fest ( Zen, Arts, Music) are all on the calendar!  The Rickie Report shares the details and some sneak peeks!  

 

 

 

 

Clyde    Butcher    Photography    Exhibit

 

&

 

Smithsonian    Waterways    Exhibit 

 

 

NOW through December 23, 2021

 

 

MidFlorida Credit Union Event Center

9221 SE Civic Center Place       Port St. Lucie, FL

 

 

Clyde Butcher’s ongoing exhibition, Living Waters and the Florida Landscape features 29 of Butcher’s black and white, large-format breathtaking photographs. He composes his work throughout the US and helps the public experience scenes out of reach and untouched. Butcher has been called the next Ansel Adams by Popular Photography magazine, awarded as a humanitarian for acting for the betterment of his community and recognized as a conservationist for bringing issues to the forefront of public consciousness through his art.

 

 

 

 

The Living Waters and the Florida Landscape is a traveling exhibition by the Aquatic Preserve Society. Butcher, a longtime, devoted supporter of environmental causes, donated the photographs to the Aquatic Preserve Program in 2000. This gallery is a collaborative effort with the St. Lucie Cultural Alliance, the Aquatic Preserve Society, the Indian River Lagoon Aquatic Preserves, and the Friends of Spoil Islands.

 

 

Water/Ways, a partnership with Florida Humanities, the Smithsonian Institute, and the City of Port St. Lucie is presented as a part of the Museum on Main Street program, a national, state, and local partnership to bring exhibitions to local cultural organizations. The exhibition explores the endless motion of the water cycle, water’s effect on landscape, settlement and migration, and its impact on culture and spirituality.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

LEARN   MORE

 

 

 

 

LEARN     MORE

 

 

 

 

REGISTER   NOW

ZAM     Fest     Committee     Meeting

 

 

Tuesday, November 16        5:30

Cultural   Alliance   Gallery   or   online

 

 

We invite you to be a part of the creative force planning the festivities and activities. Join us on November 16 at 5:30 at the Cultural Alliance Gallery or online to learn more about the festival and how you can play an essential part as a committee member.

Based on the success of our inaugural Treasure Coast Arts and Mindfulness Fest, our artistic zen celebration is expanding to include music. We are thrilled to announce that the Fest returns as ZAM Fest (Zen, Arts, Music) on April 23 & 24, 2022.

RSVP

 

 

 

~~~~  NEW      MEMBERS     WELCOME  ~~~

 

 

 

DON’T      FORGET  !!!

 

 

For more information about anything mentioned in this article, new initiatives you would like to propose, or to make a comment:

 

artstlucie.org

St. Lucie Cultural Alliance 

2300 Virginia Avenue, Fort Pierce, FL 34982

 (772) 462-2783

 

 

 

 

 

 

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

Rickie Leiter, Publisher

Rickie@therickiereport.com   561-537-0291

17019 SW Sapri Way   Port St. Lucie, FL 34986

St. Lucie Cultural Alliance Offers Public Art Workshop With Debby Coles-Dobay On August 3. Free To Members And Open To The Public

Preparing an application for a public art project can be a daunting task. The St. Lucie Cultural Alliance offers a Public Art Workshop with Debby Coles-Dobay on Tuesday, August 3. Learn about the basics of Public Art Programs including tips, best practices, and resources. Reservations are required. This seminar is free to St. Lucie Cultural Alliance members and is open to non-members for a small fee. The Rickie Report shares the details here.  Register soon as space is limited!  

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

T U E S D A Y,    A U G U S T  3,  2 0 2 1  

10 – 11 AM

 

 

 

Port St. Lucie Botanical Gardens

2410 SE Westmoreland Blvd   Port St. Lucie, FL 34952

Phone: 772-337-1959     www.pslbg.org

 

 

This workshop will provide step-by-step instructions and explore best practices to assist you in reviewing and developing a quality response to a Call for Artists (Request for Qualifications or Request for Proposals).

 

This 1-hour session will take place at the Port St. Lucie Botanical Gardens, on Tuesday, August 3, 10 – 11 AM, and cover the following:

 

 

  • Basics of Public Art Programs

  • How to prepare a Call-to-artist RFQ

  • What are RFQ and RFP?

  • Tips to become a public artist

  • Public art best practices and resources

 

Intro to Public Art is FREE for Cultural Alliance Members and City of Port St. Lucie residents click here to register: https://bit.ly/3kDbf2c

 

 

 

 and ONLY $25 for all other artists:  https://bit.ly/3xfYwpz

St. Lucie Cultural Alliance is on a mission!The organization is determined to empower its artists to achieve their highest potential.And nothing is going to stop them.  On August 3, the Cultural Alliance will present another powerful professional development workshop:Introduction to Public Art. Presented in partnership with the City of Port St. Lucie Public Arts, the workshop will address critical components of successfully responding to a call to artists.

 

 

Pattie Tobin  Long Range Planning Administrator for Port St. Lucie

 

 

“I would encourage all local artists to take advantage of this workshop,” said Pattie Tobin, Long Range Planning Administrator for Port St. Lucie, and who manages Public Art for the city. “It will help them prepare for any call to artists that local governments, like Port St. Lucie, will send out to solicit public art.The responses to our call to artists in the past have included some great entries and some not-so-great entries.It’s important to have a thorough and responsive application to get your art selected.”

 

 

Debby Coles-Dobay

 

The workshop is sponsored in part by the City of Port St. Lucie to educate and encourage local artists to apply and be selected. “One of the main priorities for St. Lucie Cultural Alliance is to empower our members with useful tools to be successful,” said Alyona Ushe, Cultural Alliance’s Executive Director.“For Intro To Public Art,” we engaged one of the region’s top public art professional, Debby Coles-Dobay.”

 

 

 

As founder of Art Moves You, Debby Coles-Dobay applies her professional skills to create and cultivate public art projects, exhibits, and programs in the Arts & Culture sector. Debby served 13 years as a public art professional for the City of Boynton Beach. During that time, she realized over 80 public art projects, created and implemented the biennial International Kinetic Art Exhibit. Before public art, Debby’s career included marketing and advertising for international corporations, as well as her own company. To learn more about Debby and her company visit Art Moves You.

 

For more information about anything mentioned in this article, new initiatives you would like to propose, or to make a comment:

 

artstlucie.org

St. Lucie Cultural Alliance 

2300 Virginia Avenue, Fort Pierce, FL 34982

 (772) 462-2783

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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

Rickie Leiter, Publisher

Rickie@therickiereport.com   561-537-0291

17019 SW Sapri Way   Port St. Lucie, FL 34986

 

Treasure Coast Arts And Mindfulness Fest This Weekend Features Two Days Of Crazy Awesome Art, Yoga, Mindfulness Classes, And More For The Entire Family. Free Admission And Parking

The St. Lucie Cultural Alliance is partnering with the MIDFLORIDA Event Center to host the 1st Annual Treasure Coast Arts and Mindfulness Fest.  This family friendly event takes place on Saturday, May 22 and Sunday, May 23 with Free Admission and Free Parking.  Sign up now for yoga classes, a drum circle, meditation sessions and more!  Special Kids Activities will get them in touch with nature!  All types of creative products and services will be available.  The Rickie Report shares the details and looks forward to seeing you there!  Namaste~

 

 

St. Lucie Cultural Alliance 

and 

MIDFLORIDA Credit Union Event Center

 

 

Treasure Coast Arts & Mindfulness Fest

 

 

At   MIDFLORIDA   Event   Center

 Saturday, May 22     and     Sunday, May 23 

 

 

 

 

 

 

CLICK    HERE    TO     REGISTER    FOR:

 

GUIDED MEDITATION

YOGA

DRUM CIRCLE

BELLY DANCING

SINGING CRYSTAL BOWLS

 

 

KIDS ACTIVITIES

 

 

ECO – FUN ACTIVITIES

YOUNG YOGIS

FACE PAINTING

ANIMAL SIGN LANGUAGE

LEAF RUBBING

ANIMAL MOVEMENTS & DANCE

 

 

ENTERTAINMENT:

 

TREASURE COAST COMMUNITY SINGERS

WINGS TO FLY DANCE COMPANY

PRESTON CONTEMPORARY DANCE STUDIO

 

 

 

This festival is one of the initiatives the Alliance is putting in place to raise funds for a Grant Program to support regional artists and special projects to enhance the County’s cultural landscape. All proceeds will go directly into this granting fund.  

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

The Treasure Coast Arts & Mindfulness Fest is long overdue! Organized by St. Lucie Cultural Alliance (SLCA) in partnership with MIDFLORIDA Credit Union Event Center, “Art and mindfulness warm our hearts and lift our spirits as we journey through life,” says Executive Director Alyona Ushe. “Combining the mind-opening benefits of art with the healing benefits of mindfulness is a perfect marriage”.

 

 

 

 

The Treasure Coast Arts & Mindfulness Fest is designed to enhance the cultural community while the fundraiser will empower SLCA to showcase local and regional talent.   This is the Alliance’s major fundraising event for the year to raise funds for the SLCA Grants Program.  Artists from around the region will be featured as the arts and local artists provide value, fun, and entertainment for the whole family.

 

 

 

There will be painters, potters, photographers and sculptors; artists who create works from recycled components as well as fashion designers. Live music, dance productions and spoken word performance pieces will take place on stage. A children’s corner featuring family activities and crafts will provide the opportunity to create hands-on art. Multiple food trucks will tempt visitors with aromatic healthy food choices.

 

 

 

 

Focusing on the mindfulness part of the Fest, alternative health vendors in categories including acupuncture, nutrition, massage and hypnotherapy will be on hand, as will yoga and Pilates studios, Reiki masters and Tai Chi practitioners. Visitors will find all-natural soaps, hand-made crystal jewelry and sound healing instruments. Take the opportunity to have a Tarot card reading or a chakra analysis.

 

 

For more information about the Treasure Coast Arts & Mindfulness Fest:

 

 

Join the Alliance:

   www.artstlucie.org/memberships.

 

 

 

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Participate In Treasure Coast Arts & Mindfulness Fest On Saturday, May 22 & Sunday, May 23, 2021. Looking For Visual Artists, Performing Artists, Mindfulness Vendors, Volunteers!

The Treasure Coast Arts & Mindfulness Fest is long overdue!  Organized by the St. Lucie Cultural Alliance and the MIDFLORIDA Credit Union Event Center, it will offer arts and cultural activities for all ages on  Saturday, May 22 and Sunday, May 23. The outdoor event will reflect the diversity of artists and the scope of alternative health modalities.  Visual artists and performing artists from all over are eligible to participate!  The Rickie Report shares the details.  This event will also need volunteers! If you are a member of the St. Lucie Cultural Art Guild and Organization, get your vendor space at no charge!

 

 

 

St. Lucie Cultural Alliance 

and 

MIDFLORIDA Credit Union Event Center

 

 

Treasure Coast Arts & Mindfulness Fest

 

 

At   MIDFLORIDA   Event   Center

 Saturday, May 22     and     Sunday, May 23 

 

 

 

 

 

Treasure Coast Arts & Mindfulness Fest

 

 

C   A   L  L           F   O   R:

 

~  VISUAL  ARTISTS ~

~ PERFORMING  ARTISTS ~

~ YOGA  INSTRUCTORS ~

~ MINDFULNESS   PRACTITIONERS ~

~ VENDORS ~

&

!!!  VOLUNTEERS !!!

 

 

 

 

The Treasure Coast Arts & Mindfulness Fest is long overdue! Organized by St. Lucie Cultural Alliance in partnership with MIDFLORIDA Credit Union Event Center, “Art and mindfulness warm our hearts and lift our spirits as we journey through life,” says Executive Director Alyona Ushe. “Combining the mind-opening benefits of art with the healing benefits of mindfulness is a perfect marriage”.

 

The Treasure Coast Arts & Mindfulness Fest is designed to enhance the cultural community while the fundraiser will further empower the organization to showcase local and regional talent.  We encourage artists from all over the state and beyond to be part of this festival”, Alyona adds.

 

This is the Alliance’s major fundraising event for the year to raise funds for the nonprofit organization artists grants program. This fest will also promote the arts, local artists, and provide value, fun, and entertainment for the whole family.

 

There will be painters, potters, photographers and sculptors; artists who create works from recycled components as well as fashion designers. Live music, dance productions and spoken word performance pieces will take place on stage. A children’s corner featuring family activities and crafts will provide the opportunity to create hands-on art. Multiple food trucks will tempt visitors with aromatic healthy food choices.

 

 

Deena Rahill and and Lisa Jill Allison

 

 

Performers/Teaching Artists for workshops, demonstrations, live painting, etc. APPLY:

https://www.cognitoforms.com/StLucieCulturalAlliance/TreasureCoastArtsMindfulnessFestDemonstrationsWorkshopsAndLivePainting.

 

 

Focusing on the mindfulness part of the Fest, alternative health vendors in categories including acupuncture, nutrition, massage and hypnotherapy will be on hand, as will yoga and Pilates studios, Reiki masters and Tai Chi practitioners. Visitors will find all-natural soaps, hand-made crystal jewelry and sound healing instruments. Take the opportunity to have a Tarot card reading or a chakra analysis.

 

 

Heila, Belly Dancer

 

 

Available vendor spaces.  Here is the link to reserve a vendor space, https://artstlucie.z2systems.com/np/clients/artstlucie/survey.jsp?surveyId=5& 

 

 

Join the Alliance:  www.artstlucie.org/memberships. If anyone decides to become an Alliance member, that artist will only be charged the $25 application fee.

 

 

 

 

Sponsorship opportunities are available~

 To inquire, contact info@artstlucie.org.

 

 

While most art lovers are mindful, and in turn, many mindfulness practitioners surround themselves with beautiful art, the Treasure Coast Arts & Mindfulness Fest will inspire everyone to “jump over the fence” to find new ways of enjoying every day. “The arts and mindfulness offer a natural partnership between two powerful disciplines,” says Alyona. Linda McCarthy, Director of MIDFLORIDA Event Center agrees. “Arts and cultural activities inspire civic pride, connect generations, bridge diverse groups, and serve as a symbol of Port St. Lucie,” says McCarthy.

 

All funds received from sponsorships and vendor fees will go into the Cultural Alliance’s Grant Fund to be awarded to artists and cultural organizations, as will monies raised from the sale of auction items and raffles. According to Alyona, the Grant Fund already has accumulated $25,000: $10,000 from the city of Port St. Lucie which helped launch the program and $15,000 from St.Lucie County and from the Florida Arts License Plate program. All grant awards will be awarded only to local entities “so we can continue growing the local cultural landscape,” says Alyona.

 

Deena Rahill, a Certified Sound Healing Practitioner is the organizer of the mindfulness portion of the Fest. She will play a set of crystal bowls in a live performance while Lisa Jill Allison paints a canvas for a symbiotic art and sound experience. Sound can be used to unblock creativity and focus the mind. Deena describes a crystal bowl sound bath as a meditative acoustic sound concert. It is quite an experience to be immersed in vibrational sound, one that lulls the listener into a peaceful and mindful state of being.

 

 

For those who are unfamiliar with crystal bowls, each one is made from 99.8 percent pure quartz crystal and is tuned to a particular note of the musical scale. When played, the sound frequencies affect brainwave activity, slowing down brain waves to enter a deeply restorative state, where the body rebalances itself to self-heal.  “Creative mindfulness activities assist in the development of self-awareness and resilience,” says Deena. Both mindfulness and art creation are linked to a flow state, one that allows a person to think in different ways. “When we practice mindfulness, we’re practicing the art of creating space for ourselves – space to think, space to breathe, space between ourselves and our reactions,” she adds.  Deena believes that, “The Treasure Coast Arts & Mindfulness Fest offers the opportunity to explore different modalities and find local providers who can help people discover and embrace new ways of managing their life. Ultimately, community is immunity.”

 

 

The Rickie Report shares a special Thank you to Dorothy Kamm for contributing to this article! Dorothy Kamm, a member of the Port St. Lucie Business Women since 2008, is known in the area as a public relations professional, award-winning writer, and community advocate. Kamm is known as the premier source on American painted porcelain, and her writings are on file in the library of the National Museum of Women in the Arts, the leading research facility on women’s art. She is a member of the Port St. Lucie Business Women.

 

 

For more information about the Treasure Coast Arts & Mindfulness Fest:

 

 

 visit https:// artstlucie.org/event/art-fest.

 

 

Available vendor spaces. FREE for Cultural Alliance Art Guild and Cultural Organization members. Reserve NOW!

 

https://artstlucie.z2systems.com/np/clients/artstlucie/survey.jsp?surveyId=5&

Join the Alliance:

   www.artstlucie.org/memberships.

 

 

 

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

Rickie Leiter, Publisher

Rickie@therickiereport.com561-537-0291

17019 SW Sapri Way   Port St. Lucie, FL 34986

St. Lucie Cultural Alliance Opens New Gallery Space, Announces Calls For Artists, Art Walk, And Special MLK Exhibition

St. Lucie Cultural Alliance is thrilled to announce the opening of its new Gallery located in downtown Fort Pierce, which will display and showcase masterpieces from its members. The Cultural Alliance launched a new initiative called Arts Made in St. Lucie, opened a special MLK Exhibition, started to participate in Downtown Fort Pierce ART WALK, and has announced numerous Call to Artists opportunities. The organization provides new opportunities to showcase and sell artwork by regional artists as part of membership benefits. The Rickie Report shares all of the details and some sneak peeks. You don’t have to live in St. Lucie to be part of this growing arts movement!”

 

 

 

 

 

 

~  E  X  H  I  B  I  T  I  O  N  S  ~    

 

 

~  C  O  M  M  U  N  I C  A  T  I  O  N  S  ~

 

 

~ O  N  L  I  N  E      S  T  O  R  E  ~

 

 

 

~  M  E  M  B  E  R  S     P  R  O  F  I  L  E  S  ~

 

 

 

~   S  P  E  C  I  A  L    E  V  E  N  T  S  ~

 

 

 

 

 

Alliance Gallery

111 Orange Avenue     Fort Pierce, FL  34950

 

 

Executive Director, Alyona Ushe tells The Rickie Report, “The Alliance is here to serve the community and I want to know what we can do better.  My email is alyona@artstlucie.org and I want to hear from everyone!  We are building a community and their input is critical”.

 

 

Be part of our family! Exhibit in our new gallery at the One Eleven Building in Downtown Fort Pierce. We’re accepting applications for Alliance Art Guild members. The gallery is just one of the many Alliance initiatives to promote and establish the arts as a significant contributor in St. Lucie County, and we want to proudly showcase St. Lucie County’s extraordinary talent in our gallery.

 

 

 

 

 

  • Roger E. Poitras Administration Annex Building – The submission deadline is 2/19. Learn more and apply HERE.

  • Women Empowerment Exhibition – The deadline 2/19. Learn more and apply HERE.

 

 

 

 

 

 

  • Art Walk – The deadline is by the second Friday of the month. Learn more and apply HERE.

  • Made in St. Lucie – Learn more and apply HERE.

  • Stay tuned for more upcoming exhibition opportunities!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

  • The Alliance share exciting and useful arts and culture information and promote the arts and artists in its weekly newsletter. SUBSCRIBE

  • Stay connected with the Alliance on social media. All the icons are on the top left-hand corner of the website and linked to our social profiles.

  • Also stay in the know with what’s happening in the arts in St. Lucie. Bookmark the Alliance online event calendar

 

 

 

BE    PART    OF    THIS    SPECIAL    EVENT:

 

  • Treasure Coast Arts and Mindfulness Fair – Our first annual art fair is in May, and we are looking for community members interested in volunteering for this event. Please send an email to director@artstlucie.org.

 

 

 

For more information about anything mentioned in this article, new initiatives you would like to propose, or to make a comment:

 

artstlucie.org

St. Lucie Cultural Alliance 

2300 Virginia Avenue, Fort Pierce, FL 34982

 (772) 462-2783

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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

Rickie Leiter, Publisher

Rickie@therickiereport.com   561-537-0291

17019 SW Sapri Way   Port St. Lucie, FL 34986

 

Why pARTnership Matters: How YOU Can Benefit From The St. Lucie Cultural Alliance

Alyona Ushe, Executive Director of the St. Lucie Cultural Alliance speaks with The Rickie Report about how the public (art lovers and artists alike) can benefit from pARTnering together.  The promise of new initiatives will bring the sectors of visual arts, performing arts, musical art, and literature in the Treasure Coast together, creating a Cultural Mecca!  Every consumer wonders “What’s In It For Me” and this interview will answer your question!  Rickie Report READERS: Get a SPECIAL DISCOUNT on membership rates NOW through October 15, 2020!  Be pART of the ART SCENE!

 

 

 

 

 

772.462.2783

artstlucie.org

2300 Virginia Avenue     Ft.Pierce, FL 34982       

 

 

The St. Lucie Cultural Alliance has taken flight from under the radar to star performer!  Executive Director, Alyona Ushe, tells The Rickie Report, “We are developing new initiatives for every arts discipline, looking toward monthly meetings  as well as collaborative efforts.  We are building an army of individual artists, arts organizations, businesses, and the public to make the Treasure Coast a Cultural Mecca”.  SLCA is supported by monies from the County, Membership dues, and Private donations.

 

 

DON’T  MISS  A  THING!

Subscribe to get the FREE SLCA Newsletter via email!!

 

 

TRR:  What is currently on the SLCA “Wish List”?

AU:  Our Top 5:

1.We need writers!

2.We want to arm artists, empower them, and offer exhibitions and performance venues for all disciplines and genres of art.

3.We’re looking to businesses with vacant spaces to share those with the arts community and therefore the public.  Collaboration and pARTnership go hand in hand – and benefit everyone!

4. We are looking for people who are advertising savvy, to look for more opportunities for SLCA to pARTner with other businesses whose interests dovetail into ours.

5. Volunteers to help with events and researchers can help us continue to illuminate our arts base their needs, other resources, and data.

 

 

 

 

 

TRR: What kind of programs are already in place?

AU: There are many events taking place now and more are opening up, as this is being read!

Made in St. Lucie & Starving Artists Online auction is our next big initiative.  The Alliance will use all of our resources to encourage patrons to buy local art for the holidays.  The next Cultural Alliance Art Guild Exhibition is planned for early November and we are organizing musical performances in collaboration with Mid Florida Event Center starting in November as well!  In addition, galleries, museums, live music venues, performing arts, nature & science, and festivals are all making plans for the 2020/2021 Season.  Our website  lists specific events and directs you to the relevant information.

 

 

 

 

 

TRR:  What are the benefits of SLCA membership?

AU: We are developing benefits that actually empower our cultural community!  We’re developing powerful partnerships with businesses to assist our members with their specific needs.

From exhibition & performing venues, to spotlighting every member, and assisting with marketing and business development needs, we are here for you.  I urge your readers to reach out to us and let us know how we can help them specifically and the creative community in general.

 You no NOT have to be a County resident to be a member!

 

 

 

 

We are offering a SPECIAL PRICE for Rickie Report readers:  

NOW thru October 15, 2020

 

 

EMAIL:  info@artslucie.org to receive these benefits!

 

 

 

Members are listed under different categories:

Artists:https://artstlucie.org/members?directorytype=artists

Arts Organizations: https://artstlucie.org/members?directorytype=arts-organizations

Businesses: https://artstlucie.org/members?directorytype=businesses

Individuals: https://artstlucie.org/members?directorytype=individuals

 

 

 

BENEFITS:

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

TRR: We are fascinated by the diversity of arts and artists St. Lucie County is in touch with. Can you tell us more about how you choose someone to be written up for the weekly “Member Spotlight”?

AU: Our artists continue to fly under the radar.  “Member Spotlight” is designed to let the public know the creative vision of each artist.

 

Our members actually write the feature, which also builds their relationship and creates community!  If any of your readers have public relations backgrounds and are interested in getting to know other artists personally, this is a perfect project for them!  The most enthusiastic landing spot is our “Member Spotlight” which focuses on a creative in each of the sectors we include ( Festivals, Galleries & Museums, Live music, Nature & Science, Performing arts, Writing, and Visual arts).

 

MEMBER  SPOTLIGHT:

 

Get more information about the Member Spotlight

 

 

Art in Public Places:  At St. Lucie County Utilities Office, “Elvis” by Stephen DePirro, made from recycled cans

Center Left: Mark Satterlee, AICP  Deputy County Administrator,  St Lucie County Board of Commissioners and Board Liaison to SLCA  To Mark’s Right: Alyona Ushe, Executive Director St. Lucie Cultural Alliance and Jeanne Johansen, Cultural Alliance Board Member and President of the Fort Pierce Art Club.

 

 

TRR: Is there a place for volunteers or people who would just like to receive emails to stay up-to-date?

AU: We have a current and ever-changing list of volunteer opportunities!

Our current (and ever-changing) list of volunteers opportunities include:

  • Writers
  • Graphic designers
  • Greeters at Receptions
  • College Ambassadors
  • Student Internships
     

 

 

 

SIGN UP TO VOLUNTEER:

    https://artstlucie.z2systems.com/projectList.jsp

 

 

 

 

Here’s the link for our Free newsletter sign up:

 

TRR: Can you tell us about an easy way to help SLCA fundraise?

AU: YES!

The State of Florida has a multitude of license plate options, which benefit specific non-profit groups, as well as U.S Military Service branches and Education centers.  When you register with the Arts license plate, SLCA gets a portion of the fee!  It is heartening to see the large number of cars sporting these, and when I see one, I feel a kindred spirit is driving and announcing “I Support The Arts”!

 

 

 

 

 

TRR: The SLCA website has an extensive list of Resources.  Can you tell us more?

AU:  A comprehensive list of Covid 19 assistance grants and general funding opportunities are available on our website: https://artstlucie.org/news/covid-19-resources-for-artists.

I have exciting news to share with your readers!  We are getting ready to announce a mini-grants program.  Anyone who is interested should be a member of SLCA and contact us.  Sign up for our newsletters to be the first to know!

I would love for your readers to reach out to me directly!  The Alliance is here to serve the community and I want to know what we can do better.  My email is alyona@artstlucie.org and I want to hear from everyone!  We are building a community and their input is critical.

 

For more information about anything mentioned in this article, new initiatives you would like to propose, or to make a comment:

 

artstlucie.org

St. Lucie Cultural Alliance 

2300 Virginia Avenue, Fort Pierce, FL 34982

 (772) 462-2783

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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

Rickie Leiter, Publisher

Rickie@therickiereport.com   561-537-0291

17019 SW Sapri Way   Port St. Lucie, FL 34986