Claire Kelly Visits Benzaiten Center For Creative Arts For 3-Day Event March 19, 20, 21 – Enjoy Dinner With The Artist, Live Glass Blowing Demo, And Family Day

World renowned glass artist, Claire Kelly, is coming to Benzaiten Center For Creative Arts from March 19 – 21. The public is invited to a Meet The Artist Dinner (Thursday, March 19), a Glass Blowing Demo with live music and refreshments (Friday, March 20), and a free Family Day (Saturday, March 21).  KUDOS to Benzaiten, located in Lake Worth, for bringing these gifted visionary artists to our area!  The Rickie Report shares the details and some sneak peeks.  Make Your Reservations for the Dinner to hold a space!  

 

 

 

 

At  the  Center

1105 2nd Avenue  S.    Lake Worth, FL

 561-508-7315      www.benzaitencenter.org     Email: aholmes@benzaitencenter.org

Normal Hours of Operation: Tuesdays – Saturdays 10AM – 5PM

 

 

 

“Obliquity” by Claire Kelly

 

 

 

PRESENTS:

 

 

 

CLAIRE   KELLY

 

 

World Renowned Glass Artist

 

 

March 19, 20, 21, 2020

 

 

 

 

Claire Kelly’s body of work examines the relationships we have with animals and their larger presence in our world and the current environment. The result is a series of fantastical microcosms, which bring a consciousness and introspection to their decorative appeal. These glass sculptures tell and reveal a story about the fragility and preservation, within these small worlds, where the animals dwell, while presenting their role in the grander scheme of life.

 

 

 

 

 

 

Glass creations by Claire Kelly

 

 

 

MEET THE ARTIST DINNER

Thursday, March 19, 2020

6 – 9 PM

 

An elegant sit-down dinner limited to 40 people is set up in Benzaiten’s beautiful gallery. Claire will give a talk about her work, techniques and what inspires her ending with an Interactive question and answer session.   $100 per person

Make Your Reservations now:

Call the center at 561-508-7315

or email aholmes@benzaitencenter.org

 

 

 

Claire has been an instructor at Penland School of Crafts, Pilchuck Glass School, the Pittsburgh Glass Center, The Studio at the Corning Museum of Glass, Haystack Mountain School of Crafts, and the Centro Fundacion del Vidrio in Spain.  She has been a resident artist at the Pittsburgh Glass Center and received the Rosenberg Residency at Salem State University in Massachusetts. Recently, she was an artist-in-residence at the Studio of the Corning Museum of Glass where she created a new body of work using specialty glass from Effetre, a glass company based in Murano, Italy.

 

 

Claire Kelly Artist Demo

 

GALLERY OPENING WITH 4-HOUR GLASSBLOWING DEMO

Friday, March 20, 2020

6  – 10 PM

Claire will demonstrate the difficult and complicated techniques of blowing with murinies over a period of four hours accompanied by a live band with appetizers  and two drinks. Only $15 at the door

 

Visit:  

https://clairekellyglass.com/pages/about

 

“Circumstellar Sky Blue” by Claire Kelly

FREE FAMILY DAY

Saturday, March 21, 2020

2  – 5 PM

Claire will demo for 3 hours

 

 

 

!  DO NOT USE GPS !

It will take you the wrong way.

Instead, follow these easy directions:
Exit I-95 at 6th Ave. South and go East.
Take a Left at South F Street (at the Kwik Stop Store)
Take a Right on 3rd Ave. South to our Large Parking Lot
Enter in Rear of Building

 

 

For more information:

Benzaiten Center for Creative Arts
Lake Worth, Florida

561.508.7315
www.benzaitencenter.org

 

 

 

 

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

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Rickie@therickiereport.com   561-537-0291

17019 SW Sapri Way   Port St. Lucie, FL 34986

 

 

 

 

Abstract Artist, Eileen Shaloum Is Featured In SOLO Exhibition At Benzaiten Center For Creative Arts Beginning March 23rd

Abstract artist, Eileen Shaloum‘s SOLO Exhibition at the Benzaiten Center for Creative Arts opens Friday, March 23, 2018 through April 5, 2018.  Her latest body of work, “Invisible Cities,” is inspired by the book of the same title by Italo Calvino. Eileen was moved to interpret those descriptions into fantastic landscapes, which she calls  “Dreamscapes.” Get lost in the villages, climb the stairs and ladders to nowhere, and wind your way over the roads that bring you deep into these colorful works of art! In some of these pieces, there are thoughts, reflections, and musings with which the viewer might identify, as well.  The Rickie Report shares some sneak peeks and details here about two receptions on Friday, March 23rd and Saturday, March 24th and opportunities to meet the artist! 

 

 

 

 

1105 2nd Ave. South    Lake Worth, FL 33460          561-508-7315

 www.benzaitencenter.org

 

 

The Benzaiten Center For Creative Arts

 

 

FEATURES  a  SOLO Exhibition BY:

 

 

Abstract Artist, Eileen Shaloum

 

 

WEARABLE  ART  SHOW  RECEPTION:

FRIDAY,  MARCH 23

6 – 10 PM

Live music, cocktail reception, art vendors, fashion show, live glassblowing

$50.

FREE  OPEN  TO  THE  PUBLIC  RECEPTION :

SATURDAY,  MARCH 24

2 – 5 PM

Glassblowing demonstrations and refreshments.

 

Directions:  DO NOT USE GPS!

It will take you the wrong way. Instead, follow these easy directions:
Exit I-95 at 6th Ave. South and go East.
Take a Left at South F Street (at the Kwik Stop Store)
Take a Right on 3rd Ave. South to our Large Parking Lot
Enter in Rear of Building

GALLERY  HOURS:

Tuesday through Saturday: 10:00 AM – 5:00 PM  Closed: Sundays and Mondays

Classes & Large Group Tours by appointment. Please call 561.508.7315 for more information.

This Exhibition is Available March 23, 2018 through April 5, 2018

 

 

 

“Threads” by Eileen Shaloum

 

 

Eileen Shaloum will be exhibiting her hangings, as well as some abstracts on stretched canvas at Benzaiten Center for Creative Arts from March 23, 2018 through April 5, 2018. Her exhibit coincides with the Center’s fundraiser, “The Wearable Art Show,” on Friday, March 23rd  6- 10 pm, which is an event with live music, cocktail reception, wearable art vendors, fashion show, and glassblowing demonstrations. The event raises money for children’s programs and scholarship funding. The cost for that event is $50 per person.   A second, FREE, Open to the Public Reception takes place on Saturday, March 24 from 2 – 5 PM. There will be glassblowing demonstrations and refreshments.

 

“Reflections” by Eileen Shaloum

 

Eileen is a painter and mixed media artist who finds the whimsical in her subject matter. Her latest body of work, a group of abstract compositions on un-stretched canvas, is an extension of her “Invisible Cities” series. These hangings, constructed by sewing and gluing canvas pieces together, are then layered with paint and textural components, such as fabric, papers, string, beads, and found objects. By using canvas in a variety of shapes, she is not limited to the confines of a square or rectangular picture plane. The joyful and imaginary quality of her style invites the viewer to interact with the themes of these spirited compositions. Her use of bright colors, mark making and layering paint with textural components, show great spontaneity and freedom.

 

 

“Dip in the Pool” by Eileen Shaloum

 

 

 

Eileen tells The Rickie Report, “I am an abstract painter and mixed media artist who enjoys working with a variety of  subjects,  real, surreal or pure abstraction.  I bury images under layers of paint, pastel, charcoal, found objects, cloth, photographs and collaged paper.  I frequently use written passages, which may include poetry, quotes or old letters, in support of my message.  I play with line, shape, texture and color trying to draw the viewer in to interact with the themes in my spirited compositions.  Reflection on life is what inspires me.  I base my themes on the world around me.  Whether it is women’s issues, the everyday trials and tribulations of humanity, or my travels to awe-inspiring and exotic locations, my work is a reflection of things that are important to me”.

 


 

“Zaira” by Eileen Shaloum

 

 

Eileen earned her Bachelor of Arts in Art Education and her Masters in Art History at Hofstra University, Hempstead NY.  To further her knowledge and skills as an artist, she has participated in workshops in the United States and in Italy.  Eileen is an active member of numerous art-related organizations, including: Florida Artists Group (FLAG), National Association of Women Artists, ​National Association of Women Artists (Florida Chapter), Art League of Long Island, WITVA-Women in the Visual Arts, Boca Museum Artists’ Guild, and the Delray Beach Art League.

 

 

For more details about Eileen’s artistry please visit:

  Eileenshaloum.com

 

 

For more information about this event:

Benzaiten Center for Creative Arts:

1105 2nd Avenue South    Lake Worth, Florida 33460
561.508.7315 | aholmes@benzaitencenter.org

 

 

 

 

 

 

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

Benzaiten Center For Creative Arts Announces Three Days Of Events With Glass Artist, Rob Stern

Benzaiten Center For Creative Arts welcomes the public to 3 days of events featuring internationally renown glass artist, Rob Stern. Mark your calendars for March 16th, 17th and 18th for glassblowing, dinner, and music plus a Free Family Fun Day! The Rickie Report shares the details and some sneak peeks!  Rob Stern is a real showman and works large so his demonstrations are extra dramatic and should not be missed.  Nowhere else in Palm Beach County is there a facility that brings in these types of world renown artists to blow glass in front of large audiences in real time. It is a sizzling hot experience!

 

 

 

1105 2nd Avenue, South Lake Worth, FL

561.508.7315

 

 

BENZAITEN CENTER FOR CREATIVE ARTS

WELCOMES YOU

TO THREE DAYS OF EVENTS!

FEATURING THE ART
OF
RENOWNED GLASS ARTIST:

ROB STERN

March 16th to 18th

 

 

The “Last Call” will not be happening from 8pm-10pm on Friday night. As that was St. Patty’s Day, we were not able to engage a band, so we are doing it after the Saturday’s public demonstration from 7pm -9pm.

Directions:  Parking in back of building on 3rd Avenue

“DO NOT USE GPS”
Exit I-95 at 6 Avenue, South and go East
Take a Left on South F Street at Kwik Stop
And a Right on 3rd Avenue South to Parking Lot

 

 

Hot Glass Demo With Rob Stern 

 

Thursday, March 16  6 – 9 PM

“Meet The Artist Dinner”

$100

This is an elegant, intimate sit-down dinner for only 30 people held in our Center’s beautiful gallery featuring one-on-one time with the visiting artist, a lecture by the artist, and piano music

Friday, March 17th

“Gallery Openings”

$10. at the door or FREE with Basic Membership

6 – 8 PM

This is a lovely cocktail reception with hors d’oeuvres, wine, piano music, and a private glassblowing demo by the artist

Saturday, March 18th

“Family Demo Day”

2 – 5 PM

FREE EVENT

This is a great family day featuring a three-hour public demo by the visiting artist

 

LAST CALL EVENT:

Saturday, March 18th

 

 

Glass Creation by Rob Stern

About Rob Stern:

Born in Miami, Rob was reared in Atlanta where his mother taught art and his father worked in the movie industry  and dabbled in photography. Rob attended Northside High School for the Performing Arts, in Atlanta, where he was a member of an elite touring group, singing dancing, and acting.  While active in many traditional sports, he also enjoyed skateboarding, surfing and rock climbing.  All of these factors combined with the inventive and adventurous spirit he inherited from his grandparents, would be important to his future career as a glass artist.

Glass installation by Rob Stern

Rob attended San Francisco State University where he studied art and discovered glass making. He worked as an apprentice at John Lewis Glass, an industrial casting facility in Oakland for five years.  He traveled to Europe touring glass factories for a semester and then returned to begin his study at the Pilchuck Glass School, renowned worldwide for its glass programs.  Rob went on to study, apprentice and assist numerous artists/masters at Pilchuck and other schools.

Glass Creation by Rob Stern

In 1992, after working as a teaching assistant for Czech master, Petr Novotny, Rob was invited to work in the Ajeto Glass Factory in the Czech Republic.  It was the start of a long term working relationship, as he lived and worked there for a number of years.  He continues to work closely with Petr both in Ajeto and doing demonstrations and conducting workshops throughout the world. From 1997-2003 Rob taught glassmaking at the University of Miami, FL and earned his MFA.  Rob now co-teaches with many artists/master at schools worldwide and frequently travels abroad to make his work. He has been invited to work as a master craftsman in both the US and Europe. In 2003, he established Rob Stern Art Glass Inc. in Miami , where he now works with his team on many commissions and personal sculptures.

Glass Creation by Rob Stern

“I consider myself to be very fortunate to have traveled, studied and lived in many places where glass is made by masters.  I have experienced many cultures, techniques, and the people who I have met have greatly influenced me.  I draw my inspiration from this, from music and from mostly everything I see in nature.  Working as a glass artist has enabled me to view the world as fluid, reflective, and full of light.  I strive to express emotion in my work and my other primary goal is the share the gift of glass with others”.

Glass Demo with Rob Stern

 

 

To receive more information or to Register for these events, classes, workshops or upcoming events please visit:

www.benzaitencenter.org

Call 561-508-7315 or
Email aholmes@benzaitencenter.org

Hours:

Tuesday through Saturday: 1:00 – 4:00 PM

Closed: Sundays and Mondays

Classes & Large Group Tours by appointment

Please call 561.508.7315 for more information

 

 

 

 

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