Carl Schneider Collaborates With Mother Nature As He Creates One-Of-A-Kind Wood Turned Pieces At Artisans On The Ave

Carl Schneider turns discarded and reclaimed pieces of wood into awe inspiring functional and decorative artworks.  Artisans On The Ave features Carl’s wood artistry at a free reception on Wednesday, February 27Carl will be speaking about his works as you peruse his varied designs. The Rickie Report shares the details and some sneak peeks.

 

 

 

 

 

ARTISANS   ON   THE   AVE

  PRESENTS:

CARL    SCHNEIDER

Free, Public Opening Reception:

Wednesday, February 27 

 

6  –  9   pm

 

Artisans On The Ave
630 Lake Avenue   Lake Worth, FL 33460
561-762-8162      561-582-3300

Gallery Hours:
Open 7 days a week
Monday thru Saturday 11am – 9pm
Sunday 9am – 7pm

 

Wood artistry by Carl Schneider

 

 

 

What is wood turning? How is it different from wood cutter? How one can find a piece of wood that will be transformed into a future beautiful vase or a mirror frame? Artisans On The Ave’s  wood turner artist, Carl Schneider, will answer all these questions and share some other secrets of his work. 

 

Wood Turned Vase by Carl Schneider

 

 

 

 

Carl loves collaborating with Mother Nature to create useful and beautiful objects from wood. He relates, “These objects combine the art of nature and the nature of the artist.” After trees are cut down for other reasons, artists like Carl extend the trees’ lives by creating objects that people will use, enjoy, and last an eternity.

 

 

Wood turned vessel by Carl Schneider

 

 

 

 

Carl Schneider is a retired electronic engineer. In 1997 after taking a wood-turning class, he became so passionate about wood turning that he joined two chapters of the American Association of Wood Turners! He perfected his skills by attending hands-on workshops with many professional world class wood-turners. He creates many types of pieces, enhancing the natural character of wood and embellishing them with texturing, carving and coloring. Carl demonstrates and teaches wood-turning at the Palm Beach County Wood Turners workshop and his own studio. Carl sells many of his turnings and wins awards at art exhibits. Carl has been a member of the Boca Raton Museum of Art Guild and participates at local galleries.

 

 

Wood Turned piece by Carl Schneider

 

 

For more information about this exhibit, classes or how to become part of this gallery please call: 561.762.8162
Artisans On The Ave
630 Lake Avenue Lake Worth, FL 33460
www.artisansontheave.com

 

 

 

 

 

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

Rickie Leiter, Publisher

Rickie@therickiereport.com   561-537-0291

17019 SW Sapri Way   Port St. Lucie, FL 34986

 

Cynthia Zmetronak’s Inner ‘Mud-Pie-Girl’ Delights With Functional And Whimsical Pottery. Free Reception At Artisans On The Ave February 15

Cynthia Zmetronak nurtures her inner ‘mud pie girl’ by creating functional yet whimsical canine and feline pottery pieces.  The public is invited to see her newest work and meet Cynthia at Artisans On The Ave on Friday, February 15.  Enjoy the free reception and see why Cynthia’s creations match her passion!  The Rickie Report shares the details and some sneak peeks.

 

 

 

 

Inner  Mud  Pie  Girl

Delights  Us  With

Her  Fun-Loving  Pottery

 

ARTISANS   ON   THE   AVE

  PRESENTS:

CYNTHIA    ZMETRONAK

Free, Public Opening Reception:

Friday, February 15 

 

6  –  9   pm

 

Artisans On The Ave
630 Lake Avenue   Lake Worth, FL 33460
561-762-8162      561-582-3300

Gallery Hours:
Open 7 days a week
Monday thru Saturday 11am – 9pm
Sunday 9am – 7pm

Pottery by Cynthia Zmetronak

Cynthia Zmetronak tells The Rickie Report, “I have been working in clay nearly as long as I can remember.” Having a mother who dabbled in clay, and a father who built her first wheel helped nurture her inner mud pie girl. She was also fortunate enough to grow up during a time when art classes (including clay), were part of public education, from elementary school through high school. Her post public school education involved the arts. College provided a clay studio with unlimited access and she was hooked on clay. She then went on to earn a Masters in Art Education and teach in both private and public schools, where clay became an important part of her curriculum.

Cynthia Zmetronak at her pottery wheel
With a newly purchased wheel and a used kiln in a garage, Cynthia started West Wind Pottery in the 70’s. “Utilitarian and whimsical decorative pieces are my passion”. Although her style has evolved and become more refined over the years, she still makes a line of comical canine and feline utilitarian pieces. “These pieces reflect the humor I find living with a large rescue dog and several domesticated feral cats.” 
Mug by Cynthia Zmetronak
The last few years she has been studying at Penland School of Crafts in North Carolina. “I chose Penland due to its unique immersive concentration study program and staff of master instructors.” Most of the year I am at my home studio in Parkland, Florida and several weeks of the year (during warmer weather) my new studio in Ontario, Canada.
Pottery vessel by Cynthia Zmetronak
“Working with clay makes the difference in my day. How you will interact with my pottery?… a lid that fits, a teapot that pours, a mug that feels good in your hand, a bowl that is used for your table, are part of my thought process and studio practice. My enjoyment and fulfillment as a maker, comes from people using and enjoying my ware. As a committed lifelong learner, I will always be a student and a teacher.” I enjoy sharing my joy for making things from clay with my students. Some of us are makers…..that is how I describe myself….”

 

 

Cynthia is proud to be showing her work at Artisans on the Avenue in Lake Worth, Florida and  The Goodyear Cottage Gallery on Jekyll Island, Georgia.

For more information about this exhibit, classes or how to become part of this gallery please call: 561.762.8162
Artisans On The Ave
630 Lake Avenue Lake Worth, FL 33460
www.artisansontheave.com

 

 

 

 

 

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

Rickie Leiter, Publisher

Rickie@therickiereport.com   561-537-0291

17019 SW Sapri Way   Port St. Lucie, FL 34986

 

Tracy Rosof-Petersen Presents Hands-On Demo, “The Making Of A Mermaid” At Artisans On The Ave Friday, February 1

Who doesn’t love a mermaid?  Ceramic artist Tracy Rosof-Petersen will thrill gallery patrons with her charming clay mermaids at Artisans On The Ave on Friday, February 1st.  Dabble in the clay yourself, as Tracy gives her hands-on demo!  See more of Tracy’s sea-inspired functional and decorative pottery pieces and seashell home décor.  The Rickie Report shares the details and some sneak peeks. This event is free and open to the public.

 

 

 

 

 

 

630 Lake Avenue   Lake Worth, FL  33460

561-762-8162      theartisansontheave.com

Hours:  

Monday – Saturday 11 AM to 9 PM

Sunday 9 AM to 7 PM

 

 

 

Artisans on the Ave Gallery Presents:

Tracy Rosof-Petersen

“The Making Of A Mermaid”

 

Opening Reception:

Friday, February 1

 6 – 9:00 pm

Free and open to the public; refreshments served

 

 

 

 

Who doesn’t love a mermaid? How much fun would it be to have one hanging by your side? Ceramic artist Tracy Rosof-Petersen will be thrilling gallery patrons with her charming clay mermaids at Artisans on the Ave gallery on Friday, February 1 at 6:00 pm.

 

She’ll talk all about how to make adorable clay mermaids using her self-designed mold. You’ll be able to dabble with clay if you choose or just listen and watch as she demonstrates the process of making a mermaid.

 

 

 

 

Tracy has been represented by the Gallery since its inception and her pottery is a true treasure to behold. Her work ranges from functional dishes to decorative art pottery to fun sea-inspired mermaids and seashell home décor. Stop by for complimentary refreshments and a lesson in mermaid making that will have you swimming with the best of them.

 

MORE   FEBRUARY    EVENTS   AT   ARTISANS: 

 

For more information about this event or joining the gallery:

Artisans on the Ave

630 Lake Avenue  Lake Worth, FL 33460

561-762-8162

 

 

 

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

Irene Jalowayski’s “Fly Away” Is Featured At Continuum Art Palm Beach 2019 And Upcoming Classes

Irene Jalowayski‘s hand made glass creations have truly taken flight, as her newest cast glass wall art, “Fly Away” will be one of the featured artworks at Continuum / Art Palm Beach 2019.  Irene’s increasingly detailed process as a glass artist shows the degree to which she has pushed herself to stretch boundaries, and in glass work, that is challenging!  The viewer can feel the excitement of her creative process.  In addition to Continuum, Irene sells her work at Artisans On The Ave in Lake Worth. She teaches at McMow Art Glass and at The Craft Gallery.  The Rickie Report brings you her most recent creations and urges everyone to stop by to see them in person or sign up for a class

 

 

 

 

 

“Fly Away” Cast Glass by Irene Jalowayski

 

 

 

 

 

 

FLY   AWAY

WITH

I R E N E     J A L O W A Y S K I

 

 

AT

CONTINUUM WPB ArtsEvent

January 10-19, 2019

 

426-428 Clematis Street      West Palm Beach, FL 33401 

 

The mission is to collaborate different artistic disciplines while enhancing the community. This event will be located Downtown West Palm Beach produced by ATB Fine Artists & Designers LLC in Partnership with the No More Starving Artists Foundation.

 

MEET IRENE:  

 

Thursday, January 10, 2019  7:30 – 10:00 pm    

V.I.P. Black Tie Fundraiser Gala Benefits  No More Starving Artists Foundation

 

Friday, January 11, 2019  6 -10:00 pm

           Artists Awards Ceremony and Artist Talks

ENJOY CONTINUUM 2019:

 

 

Saturday, January 12, 2019 12:00pm-9:00pm      Young Masters of CONTINUUM Day

Sunday, January 13, 2019   11:30am-2:00pm       Meet the Curators and Brunch & Lecture

Tuesday, January 15, 2019  12:00pm-2:00pm      Artists Lunch & Lecture

Thursday, January 17,2019  7:00pm-10:00pm      Quarter Auction Fundraiser

Friday, January 18, 2019  7:00pm-10:00pm          Live Music and Entertainment

Saturday, January 19, 2019 5:00pm-10:00pm       Melange presents the Body Painting                                                                             Competition & Runway Show

 

For more information about Continuum 2019:  http://nmsaf.org

 

 

 

Lace Glass Vase by Irene Jalowayski

 

 

 

 

Florida native, Irene Jalowayski works primarily in fused glass, cast glass, and mixed media. Her most recent cast glass creation, “Fly Away” will be one of the featured one-of-a-kind art pieces at Continuum 2019, during Art Palm Beach2019.  Her fused art glass pieces are filled with colorful dichroic glass mixed in bright, beautiful backgrounds. The viewer can feel the excitement of the creative process!

 

 

 

Rainbow Menorah by Irene Jalowayski

 

 

 

Irene’s abstract sculptures will enhance any decor.  Irene’s functional art pieces include cast glass jewelry boxes, bowls, vases, plates of varying sizes, and small accent tables. Her Judaica array includes mezzuzahs, candle sticks, menorahs, matzah plates, and she offers to create a unique bowl using the shards of the glass which is broken during the wedding ceremony!

 

 

 

Fused glass birds wall hanging by Irene Jalowayski

 

 

In 2013, Irene was featured as an emerging artist at ArtiGras. She studied with Sidney Escowitz and has taken classes with McMow Art Glass and Art Glass Environments, before becoming a teacher herself!  She never loses sight of the creative excitement when she open a kiln.  She shares that enthusiasm with her students.

 

 

 

 

Brass blue bracelet by Irene Jalowayski 

 

 

 

Irene’s jewelry pieces are distinctive. Her wearable art pieces include one-of-a-kind necklaces, earrings, and cuff bracelets.  Each object is truly unique, not only due to the glass work, but because she understands the wearer’s need to own a singular adornment.

 

 

Commissioned glass bowl with blue glass shards from wedding ceremony, by Irene Jalowayski

 

 

 

 

Her personal glass collection in includes creations from the United States, Italy, and Sweden. Irene’s inspiration comes from nature and her own imagination, as you will see with “Fly Away”.  The process of casting glass is complicated and more difficult than that of fused glass.  First, Irene makes a clay sculpture. Over the weeks that it takes to dry, she will continue to incise, brush, and assure that the mold is exact.  Then she casts the mold in plaster.  Once the plaster is dry, the mold is filled with glass and fired to 450 degrees for 38 hours.  Once cooled, the mold is broken away from the glass, resulting in a solid piece of glass which will never be reproduced!

 

 

 

UPCOMING  CLASSES:

Introduction to Fusing

 Thursday, February 21st    10  am to Noon

All supplies and firing included.  $70 a person.  Limit of 10.

You Have Been Introduced to Glass Fusing:  Now What?

Thursday, March 14    10 am to Noon    $70 a person.  

All glass and supplies included as well as firing.

These classes take place at The Craft Gallery

5911 Dixie Highway   W.Palm Beach, FL 33405

To see more of Irene’s glass art pieces, wearable art, schedule of exhibits:http://www.palmbeachsmashingglass.com

For more information call Irene at 561.792.8788 or email to ijaloway@yahoo.com

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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

Rickie Leiter, Publisher

Rickie@therickiereport.com   561-537-0291

17019 SW Sapri Way   Port St. Lucie, FL 34986

 

Holiday Reception Features “Art With Heart” At Artisans On The Ave, Friday December 21. Free Event, Raffle And Refreshments

Join in the Holiday Celebration at Artisans On The Ave, Friday, December 21st and enjoy “Art With Heart” from over 40 artists.  This free event is open to the public and features hand made decorative and functional gifts for all budgets.  Enjoy the refreshments, win a free raffle, and meet the artists! Get your gift list in order, swing by the gallery and shop for Art with Heart. The gift of a one-of-a-kind work of art will be a reminder of the thoughtful person who gave it!  The Rickie Report shares the details and some sneak peeks.   Please note the new website address for Artisans On The Ave!

 

 

A R T I S A N S    ON   T H E   A V E N U E

630 Lake Avenue  Lake Worth, FL  33460

561-762-8162      http://theartisansontheave.com

 

HOLIDAY     RECEPTION

Features “Art with Heart”

Friday, December 21st

6 –  9   pm

Free and open to the public

 

Tis the season for heartfelt wishes and thoughtful gifts. At Artisans on the Ave gallery, they fill the shelves with handcrafted items from 40 local artisans and each artist brings unique talent and creativity to their craft. The gallery has an eclectic collection of artwork to spruce up your home, to use in your every day life, to accessorize your wardrobe or to just simply please the eye. Whether you have a budget fit for a palace or only want a trinket or two, they have something for everyone. Select from pottery, jewelry, woodwork, glass art, ceramics, fiber art, metal sculpture, paintings, basketry, photography, paper and mixed media.

 

 

 

 

 

To celebrate this time of year, you’ll find the gallery stocked with ornaments, gifts under $35 and holiday-themed items. On Friday, December 21 from 6-9 pm, the gallery is having a free reception that is open to the public. There will be refreshments, a $10 & Under gift table and plenty of artists to chat with. Plus, enter their holiday raffle to win a piece of locally created art!

 

 

So get your gift list in order, swing by the gallery and shop for art with heart. When you give the gift of art from Artisans on the Ave, you’ll be supporting a professional local artist and your gift-giving ability will surely be noticed. Plus, the one-of-a-kind work of art will certainly be a reminder of the thoughtful person who gave it.

For more details about this event or how to become part of this gallery:

Artisans on the Ave

630 Lake Avenue  Lake Worth, FL 33460

561-762-8162

theartisansontheave.com

 

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

Rickie Leiter, Publisher

Rickie@therickiereport.com   561-537-0291

17019 SW Sapri Way   Port St. Lucie, FL 34986

Meet Casey Tennyson, Author And Innovative Charity Guru At Artisans On The Ave On December 4th. Book Signing & Sales Benefit CHART

Artisans On The Ave in downtown Lake Worth invites the public to meet author and publisher, Casey Tennyson on Tuesday, December 4th.  The Free event includes a book signing of  “Secrets of the Southern Shells”, tales of her travels, and refreshments. In addition, check out Casey’s latest Palm Beach edition of CHART (ChartCharityArt.com), focusing on local residents and the charities they support.  The Rickie Report shares the details and some sneak peeks.  Remember – Shop Your Local Small Businesses!

630 Lake Avenue     Lake Worth, FL 33460
561-762-8162

 

Artisans on The Ave  Gallery Hours:

Open 7 days a week

Monday thru Saturday 11am – 9pm

Sunday 9am – 7pm

Chart Live Jingle Shells:

Book Signing by

Author & Publisher Casey Tennyson

 

 Opening  Reception:

Tuesday, December 4th

 4 – 7 pm

At Artisans on the Ave Gallery

 

Free and open to the public

Refreshments served

Wouldn’t it be clever to match charitable individuals with the arts and see what comes of it? Enter Casey Tennyson and -voila! – CHART – Charity Art Magazine is born (ChartCharityArt.com). The publication’s mission is to be a voice for charities and the arts. After ten years of publishing, Casey recently launched an exclusive Palm Beach edition of CHART , featuring “charticles” about local residents, the charities they support and the arts.

 

 

 

 

Casey plans several Chart Live events each year to help promote her publications and get the word out about the wonderful work our locals do. She will be at Artisans on the Ave Gallery to sign her newest book, Secrets of the Southern Shells. This charming book tells the tale of an adventurous starfish experiencing an ever-changing global world. Sprinkled throughout is timeless advice from Southern mothers that has been passed down to their children. Filled with whimsical illustrations and beautiful photography of beaches from Florida to the Caribbean, this perfect holiday gift includes an audio book and CD with songs, and the gift set is available at the signing for $20. She also wrote the 2012 novel, Marlins Cry – A Phishing Story. Focusing on cyber security, the book is packed with tips for cyber safety.

 

 

 

 

 

So, swing by to meet this prolific woman and hear the interesting tales she can tell. The reception will be from 4:00 to 7:00 pm Tuesday, December 4th at Artisans on the Ave Gallery in downtown Lake Worth. The public is welcome and there will be complimentary wine and refreshments served.

Visit our THREE SHOWROOMS and BE AMAZED at the selection exquisite art from  40 ARTISTS!

Visit this opening night for an evening fun.

Meet the artists!!!

Celebrate our wonderful Gallery and enjoy yourself!

 

 

 

 

For more information about this exhibit, classes or how to become part of this gallery please call: 561.762.8162

Artisans On The Ave
630 Lake Avenue Lake Worth, FL 33460

www.artisansontheave.com

 

 

 

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

Rickie Leiter, Publisher

Rickie@therickiereport.com   561-537-0291

17019 SW Sapri Way   Port St. Lucie, FL 34986

“Hot Stuff” By Ceramic League Of Palm Beaches Starts Off The Season At Artisans On The Ave Gallery In Lake Worth November 30 – December 10

Pottery and sculpture in all its glory will fill the shelves from November 30 through December 10.  The Ceramics League of the Palm Beaches (CLPB) presents a Holiday Exhibit and Sale, “HOT STUFF”.  The public is invited to the free, Opening Reception on Friday, November 30.  Browse, buy and be amazed at what has come out of the kilns!  The Rickie Report shares the details and some sneak peeks.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

CERAMIC  LEAGUE  OF  THE  PALM  BEACHES

PRESENTS:

“HOT  STUFF! STRAIGHT FROM  THE  KILN”

 

Opening  Reception:

Friday, November 30 • 6:00-9:00 pm

At Artisans on the Ave Gallery

 

Free and open to the public

Refreshments served

 

 

 

Pottery and sculpture in all its glory will fill the shelves at Artisans on the Ave Gallery in downtown Lake Worth from November 30th through December 10th. The Ceramic League of the Palm Beaches (CLPB) presents its holiday exhibition and sale – “HOT STUFF” Featuring a variety of CLPB members, this juried show will showcase many current Artisans artists – Nancy Bernardeau, Bonnie Bruner, Joan Carew, Mary Ellen Dohrs, Gail Erickson, Victoria Rose Martin, Betty Wilson and Cynthia Zmetronak – along with 12 other artists who are not gallery regulars.

 

 

Fresh out of the kiln, you will see items ranging from functional bowls, pots and vases to amazingly creative creatures (representing the human, animal and fantasy worlds). These artists are masters at their craft and you are sure to be dazzled by what you see! So get yourself some winter heat and join the artists at Artisans on the Ave Gallery for some really Hot Stuff!

 

 

 

 

 

Pottery and sculpture in all its glory adorns the gallery from November 30 through December 10. Meet artists from the Ceramic League of the Palm Beaches at the gallery on opening night. This juried exhibition features familiar gallery regulars and many other talented artisans. Public invited, free refreshments.

Artisans On The Ave
630 Lake Avenue   Lake Worth, FL 33460
561-762-8162      561-582-3300

 

Gallery Hours: 

 Open 7 days a week
Monday thru Saturday 11am – 9pm
Sunday 9am – 7pm

 

 

 

 

When you visit the 3 showrooms within our Gallery, you’ll be amazed at the selection of the exquisite art of the 40 artists the Gallery features.

Visit this opening night for an evening fun.

Meet the artists!!!

Celebrate our wonderful Gallery and enjoy yourself!

 

 

 

 

For more information about this exhibit, classes or how to become part of this gallery please call: 561.762.8162

Artisans On The Ave
630 Lake Avenue Lake Worth, FL 33460

www.artisansontheave.com

 

 

 

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

Rickie Leiter, Publisher

Rickie@therickiereport.com   561-537-0291

17019 SW Sapri Way   Port St. Lucie, FL 34986

Special Treat At Artisans On The Ave Gallery November 1 – 6 With Visiting Artist Dede Atkins

Swing by Artisans on the Ave gallery in downtown Lake Worth for a special treat November 1st through 6th. Meet visiting artist, Dede Atkins, along with Shelly, MeShell and Bombshell (aka “The Girls”) at an Opening Reception from 6 to 9 pm on Saturday, November 3rd. The Free reception is open to the public.  An artist from a young age, her bountiful talent is expressed in creative mixed media, one-of-a-kind jewelry and hand-painted purses. Dede participates in  juried shows throughout the country, selling her jewelry in boutiques and her Etsy shop.  The Rickie Report shares the details and some sneak peeks!  

 

630 Lake Avenue     Lake Worth, FL 33460
561-762-8162

www.ArtisansOnTheAve.com

 

Artisans on The Ave  Gallery Hours:

Open 7 days a week

Monday thru Saturday 11am – 9pm

Sunday 9am – 7pm

 

 

 

Presents:

 

 

Visting  Artist:

   D E D E       A T K I N S

Opening   Reception:

Saturday, November 3 , 2018

6:00 – 9:00 PM

Free Event, Public Welcome, Refreshments Served

 

When you give a handmade piece of art to friends and loved ones created by local artists, you are also giving a gift to your community.  Artisans on the Ave boasts three showrooms with an amazing selection of exquisite art created by local artists. Your invited opening night for an evening of fun, the opportunity to meet the artists and to help support your community.

 

 

 

 

Artisans On The Ave Gallery shows the art of over 40 local artists who work in a variety of mediums.  

Please join us opening night to meet and support your local artists.

Artisans on the Ave boasts three showrooms with an amazing selection of exquisite art created by local artists.

 

 

 

Artisans on The Ave  Gallery Hours:

Open 7 days a week

Monday thru Saturday 11am – 9pm

Sunday 9am – 7pm

Artisans on The Ave

 630 Lake Avenue     Lake Worth, FL 33460      561-762-8162

 

 

 

 

 

For more information about this event please contact:

Artisans On The Ave
Betty Wilson 

630 Lake Avenue  Lake Worth, FL 33460

561-762-8162   

www.ArtisansOnTheave.com

 

 

 

 

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

Rickie Leiter, Publisher

Rickie@therickiereport.com561-537-0291

17019 SW Sapri Way   Port St. Lucie, FL 34986

 

Gin Blische’s Creations Are NOT Stuffed Animals! Meet This Master Needle Felter And Her Menagerie On October 19th At Artisans On The Ave

Wool sculptor, Gin Blische has created quite the niche for herself here in Palm Beach County. Needle-felted sculpture is unique in South Florida, but she feels just fine being a big colorful fish in a small tropical pond.  Her commitment to her art is the reason she has an impressive collection of unique creations on display at Artisans On The Ave Gallery in Lake Worth, Florida. Her colorful menagerie of creatures will sometimes have you doing a double take! How did a raccoon get into the Gallery window!  Her sculptures of all things woolen have garnered the interest of collectors from here to Hollywood CA where she was commissioned by FOX TV Network to create two sculptures for a TV show set.  Meet Gin on Friday, October 19th at Artisans on the Ave for their “Fantasy & Fairy Tales” Opening Reception!   The Rickie Report shares the details and some sneak peeks!  

 

 

 

THEY     ARE     NOT     STUFFED!  

Meet The Creations of Gin Blische

 

 

NEXT ART SHOW:

“Fantasy & Fairy Tales”

Featuring Gin Blische, Amelia Costa and Julie Naseef

Friday, October 19  

6 – 9 PM

Artisans On The Ave.  630 Lake Ave, Lake Worth Florida

 (free and open to the public, refreshments)

 

 

 

 

Gin Blische

 

 

 

A multitalented individual, Gin is also a member of INHOUSE, a South Florida based band she founded with her twin Sister. INHOUSE has performed with artists like Fleetwood Mac, Peter Frampton, Bonnie Raitt and Ziggy Marley among others. Recently, she is splitting her time between sculpting and preparing for the INHOUSE, 20th Anniversary Reunion Concert at the Norton Museum of Art’s, Art After Dark on February 22.

 

 

 

 

Display of Gin’s Creations at Artisans On The Ave Gallery

 

Working out of her home studio in Lake Clarke Shores, Florida, Gin surrounds herself with a palette of naturally dyed English sheep’s wool, llama wool and angora, just waiting to be turned into something fantastical!  Gin tells The Rickie Report, “I’m sure I am not alone when I say that expression can be the most important element of any sculpture or painting. When I use the term “expression,” I mean it quite literally, although people express themselves in their art no matter what their subject or medium.  I’m just not that deep with my creations. I create to create emotion, but that emotion comes from the expressions on the faces and posture of each of my sculptures.  Many people have said they see me in my work. My eyes, my expressions, no matter the creation”.

 

 

 

Another creation by Gin Blische

 

 

 

 

 

She goes on to say, “Making creations that look like Gin the bear, Gin the owl, Gin the bird. Before you start thinking of me as a narcissist, please don’t. It may happen inadvertently. I may be creating my twin sister, the woman dearest to my heart.  I’ve stared at my face my entire life without looking in the mirror. It’s no wonder my sculptures look a little like me.  When I look at them though, I see the eyes of my dog Ralph. He had the most sensitive eyes.  I loved to look into them while I pet his brow. He filled me with so much love. I try to recreate that emotion with every piece I create. Sometimes I almost get there. :)”

 

 

 

 

Gin Blische’s Pelican

 

 

 

Gin is the daughter of artist Herbert Weintraub, who is best known for his oil and acrylic cityscapes and nautical and rural American paintings. Perhaps this is why the idea of creating art as a career is not foreign to her. She spent many hours admiring her Dad, hard at work at his easel. Her youth was spent going to art shows in Greenwich Village and Central Park. She studied Fashion Design and Illustration at the Fashion Institute of Technology in New York before embarking on a career in Fashion throughout the 1980’s. Her illustrations won over Liz Claiborne before her studies ended at the reputable school.

Gin Blische’s Bongo Bear
Gin tells The Rickie Report, “Commissions have always been challenging considering I am not a portrait artist. Most of the commission work I do, has an element of fantasy to it… almost a caricature of the subject. That style has never steered me wrong. It is my style. Truth is, there is nothing more special than a  creation of someone or something you love. As far as gifts go, it is extremely thoughtful. Which brings me to my next point. If you are looking for something original to give as a gift this holiday, walk into a local gallery. If you don’t see anything you love but you do see a style you like, commission something. Make sure you do it soon…holiday seasons get very busy for most artists”.

 

 

Holiday Pet Portrait Commissions by Gin Blische

 

Pet Portraits:  With the Holiday season around the corner, the perfect gift for someone you love may be a felted one. These collectibles are a unique addition to any home and can include anything from a 3D portrait of your pet’s face in a frame or a small full body portrait.  This is the perfect gift idea for that person who adores their pet(s).  We suggest you get your order in early for Holiday gifts. 

 

 

 

 

Classes Offered:  Gin offers classes to groups of 5 or more ages 10 and up which includes supplies. Contact Gin to book a date for your party. Day or Evening classes available. This is a great idea for Birthday, Retirement, Holiday or just plain Crafter Parties. Gin will travel and teach in your home for an extra fee.

 

 

 

Crafting is a great tool for building confidence, forming friendships, and developing focus.

 

 

 

 

Follow Gin Blische

facebook.com/wullenbyginbee
instagram.com/wullenbyginbee
wullenbyginbee.com

Contact: gin@blische.net
561-543-3458

 

 

 

 

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

Artisans On The Ave Highlights “Fantasy & Fairy Tales” On October 19th, Featuring Creations By Gin Blische, Amelia Costa, and Julie Naseef

Mermaids and dragons and gremlins, oh my! Get your inner fantasy rolling when you stop by Artisans on the Ave gallery and see these creatures come to life in every form! Meet three of the talented artists from Artisans on the Ave on Friday, October 19 at the Opening Reception for “Fantasy & Fairy Tales”. Gin Blische crafts unusual creatures entirely out of raw wool – some recognizable, some pure fantasy. Amelia Costa makes a departure from her jewelry creations to create whimsical clay figures such as a head full of wiry hair perched atop an upside down metal chalice. And Julie Naseef shows how to take nature’s bounty – shells – to build creatures, functional art and true conversation pieces. Each of these artists will be on hand to chat about their art and share insight into how the artful mind goes from the ordinary to fantastical. So join the creative minds at Artisans on the Ave Gallery and let your inner child spring to life. The Rickie Report shares the details and some sneak peeks!

630 Lake Avenue     Lake Worth, FL 33460
561-762-8162

www.ArtisansOnTheAve.com

 

 

 

Presents:

“Fantasy & Fairy Tales”

Featured Artists:

Gin Blische, Amelia Costa, Julie Naseef

Opening Reception:

Friday, October 19, 2018

6:00 – 9:00 PM

Free Event, Public Welcome, Refreshments Served

 

 

Artisans on The Ave  Gallery Hours:

Open 7 days a week

Monday thru Saturday 11am – 9pm

Sunday 9am – 7pm

Artisans on The Ave

 630 Lake Avenue     Lake Worth, FL 33460      561-762-8162

 

 

 

 

 

 

Artisans On The Ave Gallery shows the art of over 40 local artists who work in a variety of mediums.  

Please join us opening night to meet and support your local artists.

Artisans on the Ave boasts three showrooms with an amazing selection of exquisite art created by local artists.

 

 

 

 

 

 

When you give a handmade piece of art to friends and loved ones created by local artists, you are also giving a gift to your community.  Artisans on the Ave boasts three showrooms with an amazing selection of exquisite art created by local artists. Your invited opening night for an evening of fun, the opportunity to meet the artists and to help support your community.

 

 

 

 

 

For more information about this event or becoming part of the Artisans On The Ave community please contact:

Artisans On The Ave
Betty Wilson 

630 Lake Avenue  Lake Worth, FL 33460

561-762-8162   

www.ArtisansOnTheave.com

 

 

 

 

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

Rickie Leiter, Publisher

Rickie@therickiereport.com561-537-0291

17019 SW Sapri Way   Port St. Lucie, FL 34986