Wellington Art Society Features Batik Artist, Munirah At Next Meeting On Wednesday, December 11. Free And Open To The Public, Interact With The Artists!

The Wellington Art Society will have a demonstration by Munirah, a unique mixed media/batik artist, on Wednesday, December 11 at the Wellington Community Center.  A “Meet and Greet” is followed by a member spotlight, a brief meeting and art raffle.  Munirah will do a painting demo using tools from around the world, showing a hand stamped technique and hand drawn technique.  This will be followed by an interactive painting session where each guest can take part in painting a 3′ x 3′ community piece. The Rickie Report shares the details and some sneak peeks.  Everyone is welcome to attend.  





Public Is Invited To Wellington Art Society Meeting


Wednesday,  December 11, 2019

6:30 pm


12150 Forest Hill Blvd.   Wellington, FL












Munirah is a batik artist whose art workshops represent a tribute and a commitment to the authentic culture of her birthplace Malaysia. She grew up in northern Malaysia, attended boarding school in Kuala Lumpur, and later received her Bachelor’s and Master’s degree from the University of Miami.  She lives in Miami and focuses on batik education, highlighting the process and tools of different cultures.



In addition to her home studio she travels to various venues in South Florida. She works with all ages and her students find her teaching therapeutic and transformative. Although she teaches a variety of classes, one of her most popular is a batik scarf class and an immersive batik workshop using batik caps (stamps). She continues to travel extensively and learn from masters in Malaysia, Indochina, Vietnam, Laos, Uganda and beyond.




In 2019, she was a Featured Artist at the Spoken Soul Festival which took place at the Adrienne Arsht Center For the Performing Arts in Miami. She focuses on batik education highlighting the batiking process and tools of different cultures throughout the world. 





She hosts one of the most popular and top-rated Airbnb Experiences in Miami. In addition to her home studio, she brings her workshops to various venues throughout South Florida.








The Wellington Art Society is a non-profit charitable organization in its 37th year. It is open to artists of all mediums and patrons of the arts, allowing both local and regional artists to display their art work in local galleries, interact with other artists and serve the community through their art.

For further information please visit wellingtonartsociety.org





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Armory Art Center Hosts 4th Annual West Palm Beach Arts Festival With Juried Art Show, Live Music, Demonstrations, Food Trucks, And Activities For All Ages December 7-8

Explore the 4th Annual West Palm Beach Arts Festival on Saturday, December 7 and Sunday, December 8. Presented by the Armory Art Center it features juried local and out-of-town artists, live music, demonstrations, food trucks, and activities for all ages! Scheduled at the perfect time for holiday shopping, with over 90 tents throughout the Armory’s campus. On Saturday, visit the Open House to find out more about upcoming classes!  Festival will be held outdoors in the sculpture garden and in the parking lot.  The Rickie Report shares the details!




Armory Art Center Campus
811 Park Place  West Palm Beach, FL 33401



4th Annual West Palm Beach Arts Festival

Saturday and Sunday, December 7 – 8, 2019

10 am to 5 pm


Armory Art Center Campus

811 Park Place  West Palm Beach, FL 33401


The Armory Art Center is on the south end of Howard Park within walking distance of the Kravis Center for the Performing Arts, the Palm Beach Convention Center, Hilton West Palm Beach, and CityPlace. Join us for this exciting weekend event!


Click HERE for video!



This free festival features 90 artist from across Florida and from around the U.S. including artists working in ceramics, drawing, textiles, glass, jewelry, photography, printmaking, sculpture, mixed-media, and painting. There will live music, food vendors, and Armory Studio demonstrations.




Don’t miss our Saturday’s open house!





Meet Duo Terra exhibition artists Sandra Levine and Ronald Shaw in the galleries during the Festival, Saturday & Sunday from 11:00 am – 4:00 pm.  A variety of live music groups will play through the weekend interspersed with Armory studio demonstrations.  



 Music Line Up:


Derek Mack Band


Saturday, December 7, 2019



10:30         Palm Beach State Jazz Ensemble I

11:30         Palm Beach State Jazz Ensemble II

12:30         Palm Beach Pipes

1:30           Palm Beach State Jazz Ensemble III

2:30           Derek Mack Band

Sunday, December 8, 2019

10:30         Les Nuages

12:00         Roaring Kelly Band

1:30           Palm Beach State College Jazztet

2:30           Orchid City Brass Band



Demonstration Schedule:





Saturday, December 7

11AM- Textiles & Fiber: Decorative Machine Quilting with Allyson Daley, Textile & Fiber Studio 

1:30PM-Ceramics: Wheel Throwing with Nikki Lau, Ceramics Studio

4PM- Painting: Oil Painting with Robyn Gibson, studio 101




Sunday, December 8


11AM- Ceramics: Raku Fire with Mark Walnock, kiln area

1:30PM- Jewelry: Casting Jewelry with Marty Hyman,  Jewelry Studio

4PM- Sculpture: Sculpting the Figure with Corran Shrimpton,  Sculpture Studio





The mission of the Armory Art Center is to inspire the creation and experience of art. The Armory’s vision is to be the leading visual arts education and exhibition center of the Palm Beaches. Housed in an historic Art Deco building, the Armory provides art classes for students of all ages, exhibitions, art salons, lectures, and special events. Held in twelve state-of-the-art studios, nearly 100 courses are offered including ceramics, digital arts, drawing, glass fusing, jewelry, painting, printmaking, fibers, sculpture, and 12 exhibitions are hosted throughout the year in four galleries.

For more information, visit www.armoryart.org or call 561-832-1776





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“ENDANGERED” Features Fine Art & Photography Exhibit At Pinecrest Gardens Plus Speakers, Workshops And Young Artists Community Painting Project December 4-7

The 2019 “ENDANGERED” Fine Art & Photography Exhibition Opening Reception takes place on Wednesday, December 4 with more programs through December 7. A new venue, Pinecrest Gardens, will host, showing 2D and 3D artworks by leading artists and photographers focusing on their interpretation of “ENDANGERED”.  The public is welcome to the Opening Reception, Artist Demonstrations, a Community Painting Project, Speakers, and mini-workshops. Highlighted guests includeRon Magill, Patti Ragan, Rickie Leiter, Dede Lyons, and Phoenix Marks.  Join in the celebration of wildlife by leading artists and photographers from all over the world!  The Rickie Report shares the details, some sneak peeks.  See you there!











Fine Art & Photography Exhibition 2019




Fabulous Art and Photography of nature and wildlife

December 4 – 7, 2019

2  –  9 pm daily



Enjoy Miami Club Rum Cocktails & CanAPES

6 pm each evening



The Historic Entrance

Pinecrest Gardens

11000 Red Rd       Pinecrest, Florida 33156



Join us for an amazing exhibition in

Pinecrest Gardens!

We’d love to meet you!






S P E C I A L     E V E N T S:





6.30 – 7.30  pm




Ron Magill & Phantom


Ron Magill speaks!

From Butterflies to Penguins – the Beauty of Extremes in Nature


Limited seating available



4 – 7 pm


Orangutan in Tanjung Puting National Park. Borneo. Indonesia



Meet Patti Ragan

6 pm Cocktails & Update on CGA 





10 – 12.30  Young Artists Workshop

Young artists up to 19 years old are encouraged to take part in a community painting project.



1 -2 pm  Rickie Leiter shares her secrets!

Networking for Artists







2 – 2.30  Dede Lyons discusses 

Marketing Your Art: Creating your 30 second elevator pitch.  

Light refreshments




Photo by Phoenix 



5-6 pm  Intrepid nature photographer, Phoenix, presents:

How I Got That Shot!  

Limited seating available






Proceeds benefit the Center for Great Apes


Full Program of Events: https://www.art4apes.com

Questions? Lindsey@Art4Apes.com



All proceeds from the exhibition support the Center for Great Apes, a 501(c)(3) registered non-profit organization. The Center for Great Apes’ mission is to provide a permanent sanctuary for orangutans and chimpanzees who have been rescued or retired from the entertainment industry, from research, or who are no longer wanted as pets. The Center provides care with dignity in a safe, healthy, and enriching environment for great apes in need of lifetime care. Please visit their website to learn more http://www.CenterForGreatApes.org.



With grateful thanks to our generous sponsors!









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Artists’ Guild Of Boca Museum Of Art Opens Two Events To The Public: Marc Chagall Art Lecture And Three Act Play About The Artistic Process

The Artists’ Guild of the Boca Museum of Art invites the public to an Art Lecture by Dr. Kenneth Green about Marc Chagall on Tuesday, December 3 and a Three Act Play about the artistic process, “Apparition” on Saturday December 7.   The Rickie Report shares the details here.  Remember to SHOP the HOLIDAY ART SALE on November 30 and December 1!






2910 N. Federal Hwy   Boca Raton, FL 33431  (In Elegance Plaza)

bocamuseum.org       guild@bocamuseum.org

Gallery Hours:  TUE – SAT: 10AM – 6PM      SUN: 1 – 5PM







Marc Chagall








 7 – 8:30 PM  

Free and Open to the Public














An amusing three-act play about the artistic process

Saturday, December 7, 2019

7 PM

(doors open at 6:15 PM)

Ticket price $20  

Purchase before or at the door

Refreshments will be served




“The Apparition” is a play written by Philip Butera about discovery, a wonderland where a poet, artist, actress, and singer speak directly to the forces which indulge them.  It is an amusing narrative where myth and genius are bandied about in discussion.  In each act, this enigmatic personification, “The Apparition” directs the artistic process forward using dance, artwork, song, poetry, and visual effects.


The Players:

Mycaela Everly – The Apparition

Dan Breitfeller – Creativity/Inspiration/Talent

Kathryn Carlyle –  Painter

Nicole Washburn – Actress

Guiseppe Carriero – Singer

Philip Butera  – Poet

With the Howard Glenn String Quartet

Dancers: Branndi Lewis  & Eliana Girard

Directed by Philip Butera         Sound by Tony Mariano

Sponsored by Dova International Interior Design



Bruce Linser, Dramaworkshop Manager of the Palm Beach Dramaworks says, “Beautiful poetry and imagery…pretentious yet self-aware and funny”.


Kathleen Bryce Niles of the Comstock Review says, “Philip Butera unleashes the beauty and the frustrations of making art that is understandable, unique, permanent, and fluid. His is a master of language”.






For more information about this play, please call Philip at  561 445 7784 





For detailed information about these events, future exhibits, and membership, please visit:




For more information:

Steve Nash:  spnash@aol.com



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Judy Polstra Is Featured Artist At December 2 Art Salon At Armory Art Center. Using Vintage Textiles And Embroidery, She Shares Her Messages Of Import To Society

The Armory Art Center brings Judy Polstra to the next Art Salon, led by Elle Schorr on Tuesday, December 3.  The public is invited to “What Remains.  Judy is known for her “accidental activism” by embroidering on vintage textiles.  She is inspired by vintage and current fashion as well as women’s issues and politics.  Stop and look at the art…hear the creators…share the wonder!  The Rickie Report gives you the details and some sneak peeks. Kudos, Elle, for bringing us internationally, nationally, and locally based artists who help us better understand the creative process!





811 Park Place   West Palm Beach, Florida 33401

(561) 832-1776     armoryart.org



AT    THE    ART    SALON:


Tuesday , December 3, 2019







Holiday Gifts From Local Artists At West Palm Beach Gallery & Studio. Shop The Craft Gallery, Sign Up For Classes And Enjoy A Discount Available To Rickie Report Readers!

Wouldn’t you just love to give a gift that makes a lasting impression? Handcrafted specialties always have extra meaning because they are made by an artisan who loves their craft. At The Craft Gallery in West Palm Beach, you’ll find a small (but mighty) working art studio. There is a petite gallery onsite featuring art for purchase from a variety of local artists. You’ll see one-of-a-kind works such as ceramics, glass, jewelry, wood, fiber arts, polymer clay, mixed media and more. There is something in every price range and your selection is sure to become a cherished keepsake. A variety of classes begin in December and our readers are being offered a special discount!  The Rickie Report shares the details about Gift certificates for a class, art supplies or gallery gifts to one of your favorite creative peeps!






The Craft Gallery

5911 South Dixie Hwy.    West Palm Beach, FL 33405

 561 762 8162



Discover, Create and Explore


The Craft Gallery !



Fused Glass ~Hand pulled glass stringers~ Lost wax cast glass

Hand-building Pottery ~ Wheel throwing Pottery 

Jewelry ~ Enameling ~ Silver clay ~ Polymer Clay ~ Encaustic




Holiday Gifts from Local Artists!








Take advantage of several SPECIALS

Available through December 24!





Receive 10% off of your purchase if you just mention this article.


Prepay $120 for any two classes (multi-day workshops not included) and you have up to one year to choose any two classes you wish to attend. This is an average savings of $10-20 per class!


Receive $5 off for you and a friend when you register for a class. Applies to any class, but you both must attend the same class (multi-day workshops not included).










Glass Ornaments & Animals:

Monday, December 2 (10 am to 12 pm), $75

Ceramic Snowflakes:

Friday, December 6 (10 am to 12 pm) & Friday, December 13 (10:30 am – 12:30 pm)  $75 

Polymer Clay Jewelry:

Saturday, December 7 (9:30 am to 12:30 pm), $70

Mixed Media Collage:

Thursday, December 17 (9:30 am to 12:30 pm), $55




The Craft Gallery is available for studio space rental and parties. Parties, you ask? Consider having a unique holiday party at the gallery. Invite a small group for an evening of art and socializing (think Paint Your Own Pottery or Couples Night Out) or the gallery can create an art class customized to your schedule. They can even tailor parties just for kids.



So, get yourself in gear for the holiday season and swing by the charming little gallery tucked next to the iconic Carvel Ice Cream in West Palm Beach. The Craft Gallery is located behind Hair Harbor on Dixie Highway, just north of Forest Hill Boulevard at 5911 S. Dixie Highway. Gallery hours are Tuesday through Saturday, 10 am to 2 pm. Afternoons, evenings and weekends are by appointment only. Stay informed about their classes, sales and events by liking them on Facebook or check out their website –TheCraftGallery.net.



The studio is located behind Hair Harbor on Dixie Highway, just north of Forest Hill Boulevard. Be sure to check The Craft Gallery website and Facebook page – TheCraftGallery.netfor information about the latest classes and events. Pop on by the gallery to see this artist in action and all the lovely creativity that surrounds her.





For more information please contact Betty Wilson:

The Craft Gallery

5911 S. Dixie Highway    West Palm Beach, FL 33405

561-762-8162    TheCraftGallery.net





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Don’t Know What To Do With Your Old, Unwanted Jewelry? How About A Radical Jewelry Makeover! Lighthouse ArtCenter, Armory Art Center And Resource Depot Bring Successful Project, Radical Jewelry Makeover​ ​To South Florida During Winter/Spring Season 2020. You Can Take Part!

Lighthouse ArtCenter, Radical Jewelry Makeover (RJM), Armory Art Center, and Resource Depot are seeking donations of old unwanted jewelry for the community jewelry mining project happening in Tequesta, FL this coming winter 2020. RJM has been traveling nationally and internationally to communities since 2007, educating jewelers of all levels about mining and material sourcing issues involved in jewelry making through a fun, fast paced, 8 week-long project.  Jewelry students and professional jewelers from the region will transform donations into radically fresh and responsible jewelry.  The project culminates in an exhibition and sale of these wearable creations at the Lighthouse ArtCenter Gallery March 19-April 24, 2020. The Opening Reception is on March 19, 2020The Rickie Report shares the details of how/where to donate your unwanted jewelry NOW – December 21,2019, the Kick Off Party/Symposium on January 4, 2020.  Jewelry students and professionals will transform the donations between January 4 -March 4, 2020.  Want to get involved? It is EASY!




Radical   Jewelry   Makeover   –

​South   Florida






​​A PROJECT OF: Ethical Metalsmiths 


Lighthouse ArtCenter, Armory Art Center, and Resource Depot





Those tangled chains, unmatched earrings and banged up bracelets sitting at the bottom of jewelry boxes around the South Florida area are exactly what jewelry artists participating in ​Radical Jewelry Makeover – South Florida ​want to get their creative hands on. Until December 21st the non-profit, Ethical Metalsmiths and Lighthouse ArtCenter are accepting donations of old, unwanted jewelry at several Palm Beach County area locations (see complete list below). Donors will receive discount coupons to apply toward the purchase of a new piece and sales will benefit student scholarships and Ethical Metalsmiths‘ efforts to educate and connect people with responsibly sourced materials.



RJM draws attention to the creativity and skills of local jewelry designers, reveals the stories behind our personal collections and encourages re-consideration of our habits of consumption. Currently, materials used in jewelry production are sourced from some of the poorest countries in the world, sacred lands and disputed territories. Often this sourcing comes at a great cost to the environment. In Tequesta, FL, RJM will bring together volunteer “miners,” who dig out and donate their old jewelry, with volunteer jewelers and students, working together as refiners and designers to collaborate on an exhibition of re-made jewelry. Radical Jewelry Makeover will​ ​offer an informed and creative alternative to traditional mining practices and jewelry production. ​You can help by donating some of the smallest items in your home, jewelry, for reuse and recycling.





Did you know Titanium is mined in the State of Florida? Heavy minerals like Titanium have been mined in Florida since 1916. Titanium can be found in the sand of many of the beaches that line our State and is used for a variety of things from paint and makeup to helicopters and spacecraft. Today, the EPA estimates that hard rock mining is the most toxic industry in the United States. Additionally, Earthworks reports that an estimated 70% of the gold mined each year is used for jewelry, and that a single gold ring leaves more than 20 tons of mine waste. Ethical Metalsmiths, an artist run non-profit organization seeks to galvanize mining reform efforts by staging an “alternative supply chain” and is working with the Lighthouse ArtCenter, Armory Art Center and Resource Depot to bring their successful project, Radical Jewelry Makeover​ ​to South Florida in the Winter/Spring season 2020.




To donate jewelry of any quality, quantity or material type please download and submit the official project donation form. It is available for download or in print at the various donation drop-off locations. Considering giving gold or silver? Consider this, if you get your jewelry appraised prior to donating, RJM can honor your donation if given with an official appraisal document at its full value as a tax-deductible donation to Ethical Metalsmiths. **** Donation Form can be found below.







●  Drop-off Donations will be accepted now through December 21 (drop of locations listed below).

●  Kick off Party/Symposium January 4, 2020 from 10am – 2 pm at the Lighthouse ArtCenter Gallery

●  Jewelry students and professionals will transform the donations between January 4 – March 4, 2020

●  The exhibition at the Lighthouse ArtCenter Gallery will take place March 19-April 24, 2020.  There will be an Opening Reception March 19, 2020.




●  The Lighthouse ArtCenter, 373 Tequesta Dr or 395 Seabrook Road, Tequesta, FL 33469

●  The Armory Art Center, 811 Park Pl, West Palm Beach, FL 33401

●  Resource Depot, 2501 Florida Ave, West Palm Beach, FL 33401

●  Jewelry Creations Workshop, 1400 NE 131 St. North Miami, FL 33161 (By appt.  only, call or text 305-610-6560




● Mail to: Lighthouse ArtCenter Attn:

Maria Tritico- RJM   373 Tequesta Dr.   Tequesta, FL 33469



For More Information, please contact:

●  Lighthouse ArtCenter, Maria Tritico

373 Tequesta Dr.   Tequesta, FL 33469   (561) 746-3101 maria@lighthousearts.org

●  Armory ArtCenter

811 Park Pl.   West Palm Beach, FL, (561) 832-1776

●  Resource Depot, Chelsea Odum

2510 Florida Ave     W. Palm Beach, FL   (561) 882-0090

About Ethical MetalsmithsEthical Metalsmiths is a non-profit organization whose mission is to encourage social change that values jewelry made with ethically sourced materials. They do this by educating people about irresponsible mining, promoting transparency in jewelry supply chains and highlighting the collective efforts of jewelers actively changing their practices. ​Ethical Metalsmiths’ vision is a world in which people can create and enjoy jewelry made with materials from responsible sources that protect and sustain the earth, its peoples and cultures.​ ​www.EthicalMetalsmiths.org




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17019 SW Sapri Way   Port St. Lucie, FL 34986

Plein Air Palm Beach Calls For Artists To Celebrate 5th Annual Plein Air Fun Fest In Delray Beach January 31, February 1 & 2, 2020

Let’s keep the FUN in the 5th Annual Plein Fun Fest sponsored by Plein Air Palm Beach!  Artists are invited to apply to paint Delray Beach, known as the “Most Fun Small Town” on January 31, February 1 and February 2, 2020.  With awards over $2000 plus merchandise awards, the event is limited to 50 artists.  In addition to the exhibit, there will be a critique, and art sale.  The Rickie Report shares the details and urges artists to apply NOW!  Art lovers – mark your calendars!




Plein  Air  Palm  Beach  –  Plein  Fun  Fest

Delray Beach, Florida

January 31, February 1 & 2, 2020



Early Registration Deadline: December 3, 2019

Deadline: January 3, 2020




Website & Full Prospectus: www.pleinairpalmbeach.com/pleinfunfest

Contact: Lynn Rhodes 754-264-2879




This Plein Air Competition allows artists the opportunity to enjoy not only painting but sharing their creativity with the public. To the viewers, this art form can be very exciting because it invites them into the creative process: the sight, sound, and even smell of the artists world and they become part of it.



Join us as we paint beautiful Delray Beach, Florida, known as the “Most Fun Small Town”. This is a three-day event, with the competition on Saturday, February 1. Judging and awards of over $2000 cash, plus merchandise awards. Awards and Collectors’ reception will be co-hosted by Old School Square. Limited to 50 artists. Exhibit & Sale!




Friday, January 31, 2020

Paint-out with Critique for those Artists who want to join in the FUN but not interested in competition, this includes hospitality suite. This Plein Air Paint-out allows artists the opportunity to enjoy not only painting but sharing their creativity with the public. Paintings from this day are eligible be part of the Silent Auction that concludes at the Saturday reception in the Ocean Breeze room.

Saturday, February 1, 2020

 Plein Fun Fest – Painting Competition – Cash awards , Awards ceremony, reception, Silent Auction and Sale

Sunday, February 2

Paint the Beach for FUN



For more information:

E-mail: info@pleinairpalmbeach.com

Website & Full Prospectus: www.pleinairpalmbeach.com/pleinfunfest

Contact: Lynn Rhodes 754-264-2879








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17019 SW Sapri Way   Port St. Lucie, FL 34986

Wiener Museum Of Decorative Arts In Dania Beach Invites You To “Sparkle & Shine” Sunday, December 1. Visit This Treasure Trove Of Living Glass Masters, Ardmore Studio Ceramics, Wedgwood, And Royal Doulton.

There’s lots going on this season at Wiener Museum Of Decorative Arts, Florida’s Fired Arts museum in Dania Beach. The special exhibitions of glass artists Dale Chihuly, Paul Stankard, and other living masters is hot! WMODA is renowned for its amazing collection of British pottery and porcelain with illustrious names, such as Wedgwood and Royal Doulton. Another major draw is contemporary ceramic art by the Ardmore Studio in South Africa. Now WMODA has become a shopping experience with the expansion of its museum shop to include jewelry, glass and ceramic art made by talented artists in South Florida. On Sunday December 1st, WMODA hosts “Sparkle & Shine”, a Holiday shopping event in association with museumstoresunday.org.  The Rickie Report shares the details and gives you an overview of this treasure trove hot spot!  The Rickie Report is excited to share some general information about the Wiener Museum of Decorative Art and has already made arrangements for a personal visit.  We can’t wait!!!






481 S. Federal Highway    Dania Beach, FL 3300

Inside the Gallery of Amazing Things

954-376-6690    http://wmoda.com

Hours:  Monday – Friday  10 am – 5 pm








“S P A R K L E     &     S  H I N E”


11 AM – 4 PM



FREE admission with registration:







Dale Chihuly is arguably the most famous glass artist in the world. His name draws vast crowds to site- specific glass installations across the globe as well as to art galleries and museums internationally. The stunning “Art on Fire” exhibit at WMODA presents the creative exuberance of Chihuly’s glass art. A fabulous Macchia garden seems to burst into bloom along with impressive Ikebana flower arrangements. A monumental Persian wall is accompanied by Chihuly’s paintings for the original installation. Chihuly’s luminous Baskets and sensual Seaforms vie for attention with his flamboyant Venetians. A Chihuly Venetian was once described as a vase which has had an affair with a chandelier. Decide for yourself at WMODA!







Chihuly is the most innovative and influential glass artist of modern times, thanks to his teaching, teamwork, and artistic collaborations. Many of his friends, followers and mentors are represented at WMODA, including Toots Zynsky, William Morris, Lino Tagliapietra and Pino Signoretto. Visit the “Art on Fire” exhibit at WMODA and discover how these hot glass artists are all connected to Chihuly and how his favorite cities, Venice and Seattle, are fused together through a shared passion for glass.









It’s party time at the Wiener Museum of Decorative Arts as we celebrate the art of having fun at our exhibition “Carnival & Cabaret”. The Carnival & Cabaret exhibit explores the flamboyant festivals in Venice, Rio and New Orleans as seen by porcelain artists from Europe. The centerpiece of our new exhibit is Carnival in Venice, a monumental masterpiece full of masked revelers in porcelain by Lladró of Spain. Discover how Harlequin and Columbine and other characters from the Italian Commedia dell’Arte have influenced carnival fun, the art of clowning and masquerade balls through the ages. Masking was particularly popular during the roaring 1920s to disguise the flirtatious behavior of the flappers. Cabaret and variety shows in early 20th century Paris and Berlin also reveled in the theatrical excesses of carnival costumes.








“Fantastique” celebrates the enchanted world of ceramic art at WMODA. From myths and monsters to fairies and fables, you will be spellbound by the flights of fancy of European ceramic artists during the last two centuries. Fire-breathing dragons of the Dark Ages do battle with heroic knights or guard the treasures of the Eastern seas. Mermaids and other wonders of the deep beguile mariners while pixies, goblins and other denizens of Fairyland enchant children and adults alike. The mysteries of life and the age-old conflicts between good and evil, darkness and light, life and death are interpreted by sages, seers and truth-seekers in the universal myths of the world. On the dark side, there are macabre witches, wizards, ghosts and ghouls, while good angels and cherubs bring blessings from heaven and cupid’s arrow initiates love and new life.









A giant smiling hippopotamus greets you as you enter the contemporary ceramics gallery at the Wiener Museum of Decorative Arts and visitors can’t stop smiling in return. The hippo was made by Ardmore Ceramic Arts, a thriving artist collective in the picturesque Midlands of KwaZulu-Natal in South Africa. The studio was started over thirty years ago by Fée Halsted, a talented ceramic artist who teaches local men and women how to make and decorate pottery. There are now around 70 sculptors and painters in the Ardmore studio making whimsical and uplifting works of art. As well as hippos, the Ardmore exhibition includes many other African animals which burst out of luxuriant foliage to form vibrant vases, tureens and bowls. Ardmore ceramic art is one of the most popular features at the WMODA Museum and it’s worth a visit just to see this exhibit.









Elegant china enriches the tea-drinking experience as can be seen at the “Art of Tea” exhibition at the Wiener Museum of Decorative Arts. Discover how skilled potters have provided the most appropriate tea services to suit all tastes and budgets for the last three centuries. Whether you drink tea hot or cold, using loose leaves or teabags, in the morning, afternoon or evening, you’ll be charmed by the sophisticated, ingenious and even quirky designs by Wedgwood, Royal Doulton and other famous makers.




For more information about this exhibit and upcoming events at WMODA:


Louise Irvine louise@wmoda.com

Wiener Museum of Decorative Arts

481 S. Federal Highway   Dania Beach, FL 33004






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17019 SW Sapri Way   Port St. Lucie, FL 34986

Paul Cummings Offers Work Space, Classes And Camaraderie To Stone And Wood Sculptors In Boynton Beach

Paul Cummings‘ wood and stone sculptures reside in private collections around the world.  An award winning sculptor, Paul resides in Boynton Beach and offers classes, workshops, and work space for all levels of experience.  A student of other art mediums, Paul finds great satisfaction when he sees the image emerge from the wood or stone.  His greatest satisfaction comes from seeing his students’ artistry come to life!  Classes and Open Studio are available Monday through Thursday.  The Rickie Report shares the details and urges you to call Paul to make an appointment. His sculptures are on display and for sale at Green Cay Nature Center and Paul is available for commissions. Paul’s rates are incredibly reasonable!





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“Fish” by Paul Cummings

“Hands” by Paul Cummings







8 – 11 AM


Flavor Pict Road   Boynton Beach, FL


Call  for directions and rates  561-596-4423



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Drive down Flavor Pict Road in Boynton Beach through what was tomato farm territory (that’s what the name of the road alludes to), and you will find members of Paul Cummings’ Sculpture Group covered in dust as they create wood and stone sculptures.  From 8 – 11 am Mondays through Thursdays, you can access a large library for inspiration or answers, stones to choose from, and all the machinery you will need.





Paul Cummings Sculpture Group student




Paul tells The Rickie Report, “I have been creating 3-dimensional objects from my early days in wood. After I moved to Florida in 1972, I started taking stone carving classes in Boca.  After a class or two the regular instructor quit and they asked me to take over.  I did that for several years”.





Sculptures by Paul Cummings 



When Paul moved to west Boynton Beach on 10 acres of land,  it got to be a real trip to go to Boca and the two classes I was doing. So, I began classes in an outdoor studio and offered it by word of mouth to various people and it just expanded. The county  bought the property from me and I had to find new studio space, so a friend offered me a garage-type building in south Boynton where I am currently teaching”.


Detailed sculpture with clock inset



Paul’s sculptures reside in private collections around the United States, Europe, and Central America.  He has exhibited and won awards and currently exhibits at the Green Cay Nature Center in Boynton Beach. A 22 year veteran of the Air Force, Paul had a wide variety of tasks, depending on his rank (starting as a private and ending as a major).  He recently went on the veterans Honor Flight to Washington, D.C. Paul received degrees from University of Maryland and George Washington University.  His artistry has been published in “Sculpture in Stone”.


Contact Paul at:


or  561-596-4423





Green Cay Nature Center

12800 Hagen Ranch Road Boynton Beach, Fl. 33437








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17019 SW Sapri Way   Port St. Lucie, FL 34986