Continuum WPB Arts Extends Deadline To Artists And Kicks Off VIP Black Tie And Sneaker Event

CONTINUUM WPB Arts is a temporary pop-up art exhibition and event in the Arts & Entertainment Downtown area of West Palm Beach, Florida that is coordinated & curated by A.T.B. Fine Artists & Designers LLC (ATB) from January 19 – January 28, 2017. ATB will be working with the ArtSynergy to create an exhibition in the heart of downtown West Palm Beach during the week of ArtPalmBeach (January 19-23) with the purpose of attracting national and international art buyers to appreciate and acquire regional art.  The Rickie Report shares the details and urges all artists to consider applying!  ART PATRONS: MARK YOUR CALENDARS for Thursday, January 19!

 

 

 

 

 

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The Opening Night for CONTINUUM WPB:

V.I.P. Black Tie and Sneaker Charity Affair

Thursday, January 19, 2017

7:00 – 11:00 p.m.

The event is to benefit a charity (TBA)

Due to Hurricane Matthew
ARTIST DEADLINE has been EXTENDED
NOVEMBER 6, 2016

 

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Annett Meyer’s Artwork at Continuum 2016

 

APPLICATION:

http://continuumwpb.blogspot.com/p/call-to-artists-2017.html

 

 

 

 

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Call to artists for Sneaker Art

 

 

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Sneakers from Continuum 2016, Photo Courtesy of Durga Garcia

 

The opening night for CONTINUUM WPB will be their V.I.P. Black Tie and Sneaker Charity Affair, on Wednesday, January 19, 2017 from 7:00 – 11:00 p.m.

The event is to benefit a charity TBA

Artists will decorate sneakers that will be auctioned at our annual silent auction during the Black Tie and Sneaker Charity Affair.

STEP FORWARD To Add Your Artistry to a pair of sneakers!

http://continuumwpb.blogspot.com/p/sneaker-call-to-artists.html

 

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Sneakers by Anthony Burks Sr from Continuum 2016

 

 

 

 

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“Collaboration” Offers Gallery Tour And Panel Discussion With Art Professionals, Lunch And Special Door Prizes

“Collaboration: African Diaspora Exhibition” is offering a special way to spend your afternoon on September 17th, by attending a panel discussion of professionals who service the art community.  Your $35. ticket includes a picnic style meal (entree, a soft drink & dessert) a gift bag, plus entry for door prizes.  Grand prize is a bronze anointed mask ring custom Limited Edition (designed & created by exhibiting artist Nzingah Oniwosan), with a Value of $125). The Rickie Report shares the details here and urges you to get your tickets now – only 50 spaces are available!

 

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425 24th Street  W.Palm Beach, FL 33407

 

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“Collaboration: African Diaspora”

SPECIAL   EVENT:

Saturday, September 17, 2016

 

Brunch:   12 -1 pm
Gallery Tour:  1-1:30 pm
Lecture & Q & A:  1:30-2:30 pm
Door Prizes:  2:30 -3:00 pm

 

 

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Moderator Cory Neering, District 2 Commissioner – City of West Palm Beach

 

 

Panelists:

Nzingah Oniwosan, Multi-disciplined artist
Sabine Millien-Felix, Partner at Millien, LeBlanc PLLC
Keith Spruill, Art collector
Gregory Dillard, CEO & President of Grapeseeker – Advertising | Design
Dr. Kahlil Vadre Moses,Chiropractic Physician, Art collector
Rolando Chang Barrero, Founder/Owner/Curator of Rolando Chang Barrero Fine Arts & The Box Gallery
Rena Blades,President & Chief Executive Officer Cultural Council of the Palm Beaches
Genia Baker, Project Manager for the City of West Palm Beach Community Redevelopment Agency
Debbie Origho Manigat, M.S. MFT, DMFT, Mental Wellness Advocate | Social Services Consultant

 

 

Food provided by Trindy Gourmet
Dessert sponsored by Urban League Young Professionals of Palm Beach County

 

 

Menu

Fried and Baked Chicken Wings
Assorted Deviled Eggs
Mac and Cheese
Kale Caesar Salad
Tea, Lemonade and Water
Dessert

 

 

 

Door prize Sponsors:

Nzingah -Sankofa’s Child Jewelry Line
S!R by Eddie Edwards
Iconic Eye Care
OM Yoga & Wellness Studios
Sew by Raquel Williams

Swag bag sponsors:

Miss Jessie
Ganache Bakery
West Palm Beach CRA
OM Yoga & Wellness Studios
Harold’s Coffee Lounge
Debthelper.com
Kianga Art
Cultural Council of the Palm Beaches
Kiss It & Spa It by Nichole Osborne

 

 

Limit of 50 Tickets Available

To Buy Your Ticket:

 

http://eventbrite.com

 

http://www.atbfineartists.com/2016/06/collaboration-african-diaspora.html

Center For Creative Education:

561.805.9927

http://cceflorida.org

 

 

The exhibition runs from September 3-October 21, 2016

 

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“Collaboration: African Diaspora Exhibition” At the Center For Creative Education Offers Unique Stories Through Eyes, Hands And Lips Of The Artists Themselves

“Collaboration: African Diaspora Exhibition” at the Center for Creative Education is being produced by A.T.B Fine Artists & Designers LLC.  Opening on September 10th with a Public Reception, “Collaboration” will continue through October 21st with lectures, art demonstrations, artists talks and more. The focus is to show another aspect of art & culture in a community that many people in Palm Beach County have yet to experience. This year’s group includes artists who are originally from, reside in or are represented in the State of Florida. We believe that with the partnership of CCE & A.T.B. the “Diaspora” will be another great success.  The Rickie Report shares the details of the Exhibition, a few sneak peeks and how to RSVP.  Some of these events are FREE, but you MUST RSVP!

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Join us for the Opening

Saturday, September 10, 2016 | 6-8:30 PM

The Gallery at Center for Creative Education

Suggested $10 Entry:

(Charitable Donation to CCE’s mission in helping children learn through the arts)

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The exhibition runs from September 3-October 21, 2016.

http://www.atbfineartists.com/2016/06/collaboration-african-diaspora.html

 

 

 

 

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Their vision is to have an African Diaspora (The African diaspora was the movement of Africans and their descendants to places throughout the world – predominantly to the Americas). Trina and Anthony Burks explain,”  The concept of art itself does not have to be in reflection of the diaspora”.

 

 

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“This is the third installment of the exhibition. Originally created in 2013, the African Diaspora had displayed a vast variety of artists from around the country. We have achieved this not simply hanging art on a wall or sitting it on a pedestal. It was accomplished by unique story telling through the eyes, hands and lips of the artists themselves”.

 

SAVE  THESE  DATES:

GET TICKETS FOR THESE EVENTS:

 

Sept. 10 – Opening

6pm-9pm

RSVP

https://www.eventbrite.com/e/collaboration-african-diaspora-exhibition-opening-tickets-26012533187

Sept. 17-Brunch & Lecture

12pm-3pm   Tickets $35 (Limited Seating)

RSVP

https://www.eventbrite.com/e/collaboration-african-diaspora-exhibition-brunch-lecture-picnic-style-tickets-26891550351

Oct. 1-Meet The Florida Highwaymen

10am-4pm

RSVP:

https://www.eventbrite.com/e/collaboration-african-diaspora-exhibition-presents-the-florida-highwaymen-tickets-27034864006

Oct. 8- Meet The Artists & Marketplace

12pm-4pm

RSVP:

https://www.eventbrite.com/e/collaboration-african-diaspora-exhibition-meet-the-artists-marketplace-tickets-27048894973

Oct. 15-Artist Rodney Jackson reads Rocko’s Big Launch

12pm-2pm

RSVP:

https://www.eventbrite.com/e/rodney-jackson-presents-rockos-big-launch-tickets-26909748783

 

INTRODUCING SOME OF THE ARTISTS:

 

 

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Artwork by Anthony Burks Sr.

 

 

Anthony Burks Sr.

Anthony Burks is one of the most unique conceptual artists in America. His paintings mix colored pencils, watercolor, pen, and ink, and are characterized by his unusual choice of colors. Whether depicting birds, animals, or people, Anthony is able to convey the intertwining of their beauty and their strength. He chooses his subjects because of what they mean to him, and he tells their stories through his combination of realistic forms, bright colors, and abstract images. Anthony is also co-curator of the exhibition.

 

 

Jonathan Knight

Dr. Jonathan Knight’s mission is to provide the highest quality of fine art available, share his creative vision with all interested viewers and collectors, and continue educating and informing art enthusiasts about collecting, supporting and appreciating fine art of all kinds. Dr. Knight is no stranger to Palm Beach County. In 2000 Sunfest used one of his paints for their Commemorative Print. (work has been also affiliated with Albrecht Kemper Museum Of Art, Artist Showcase of the Palm Beaches, United Industries CO, Stowers Institute, Anheuser Busch Corporate Art Collection just to name a few)

 

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Ore’al Bluntson is a professional artist located in West Palm Beach, Fl. She enjoys painting with acrylics as her primary medium. Ore’al has an abstract expressionist style that is riddled with African overtones.

 

 

 

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Artwork by R. Jackson

 

 

 

 R.Jackson (Book signing & reading on October 15, 2016)

R. Jackson is a visual artist, award-winning illustrator, and art director. The Homestead, Florida resident is was an artist in residence at the KROMA Miami Gallery in Miami, Fl & is presently now the director of the gallery. He states “As a visual director, I’m known among my colleagues as someone with a strong work ethic who is not afraid to push boundaries. I am constantly surveying my surroundings for concepts that can be expanded or improved. I am also trying to find the empty spaces where new ones should exist.”

 

 

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Addonis Parker is a Miami artist who was nicknamed “Giant” as a child. His 6’8″ frame, is slightly intimidating at first. But his larger than life paintings speak volumes of this gentle teddy bear of a man. “I am a student of creativity and expression. My life is simply an open book to the inner world of our urban fabrics but the key to the underworld of self-truth, through the eyes of Addonis.”

 

 

For more information:

A.T.B. Fine Artists & Designers LLC: Save the Dates
Save the Dates Opening Reception, Sept. 10th RSVP HERE Brunch & Lecture Sept. 17th RSVP HERE (Limited Seating) Meet The Florida Highwaymen Oct. 1st RSVP …

View on www.atbfineartists.com

 

 

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Call For “Collaboration: African Diaspora Exhibition III”

ATB Fine Artists & Designers LLC (ATB) in partnership with Center for Creative Education (CCE) is hosting a Harlem Renaissance-style art exhibition displaying visual artists of African Diaspora. The African Diaspora concept is based on the historical background of the individual artists. The concept of art itself does not have to be in reflection of the diaspora.  The Rickie Report shares this Call For Entries and the details.

 

 

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Call to Artists

Collaboration: African Diaspora Exhibition III

 

  •   Venue: Center for Creative Education Gallery 425 24th Street, West Palm Beach, FL 33407
  •   Curators: ATB Fine Artists & Designers LLC
  •   Host: Center for Creative Education
  •   Fee: No charge
  •   25 Artists needed
  •   Commission: 60/40 Artist/CCE & ATB
  •   Date of event: September 3, -October 21, 2016
  •   Deadline for submission: July 15, 2016
  •   Eligibility:
    1. Reside or represented regionally in the State of Florida
    2. Must be a living artist
    3. Must be 18 years or older
    4. Open to visual artists of African Descent (historically).
    5. All artists must submit three images for review. (JPEG, TIFF, or PDF). Images cannot besmaller than 150dpi- 300dpi max. Must provide an artist CV. Send via www.dropbox.com to collaboration@atbfineartists.com ONLY. Any work not submitted in this format, will be disqualified.
    6. Painting, photography, drawing, mixed media, sculpture, (Jewelry artists are responsible for display for its protection. Facility does not have jewelry cases)
  •   Ineligibility:
    1. Nudity

    1. Art work exhibited previously in one of the two Collaboration: African Diaspora Exhibitions
    2. Representation of a deceased artists or estates of a deceased artist.

 

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Collaboration started as a showcase of artists, presented in homes, businesses and other alternative spaces allowing artwork to be viewed by clients in a realistic or unusual environment. It allows the artists to intermingle with buyers one on one and develop a personal relationship with the public at large.

 

ATB Fine Artists & Designers LLC (ATB) in partnership with Center for Creative Education (CCE) is hosting a Harlem Renaissance-style art exhibition displaying visual artists of African Diaspora. The African Diaspora concept is based on the historical background of the individual artists. The concept of art itself does not have to be in reflection of the diaspora.

 

If the artist’s work is accepted for the show, please note the following:

  •   The artist will be emailed a copy of the contract. It must be filled out and signed with the consignment information. The artist must have it the day of delivery of their art.
  •   If the submitted artwork becomes unavailable, the artist must contact the curators immediately. A replacement similar to the style can be viewed. The curators have the right to accept or reject the new work. Work cannot previously have been exhibited in a Collaboration: African Exhibition (2013 and 2015)
  •   The artist agrees to provide quality and tasteful work that best represents the format of the venue. Note: CCE provides a learning environment for ages 5-adult.
  •   All art must be ready to hang or install. The curators and coordinator can reject any work if not presentation ready. (Must be framed or have hanging devices, be gallery wrapped and edges treated and painted. No cracks, sloppy edges, or incomplete work will be accepted.) Weight maximum for hanging work cannot exceed 40lbs. Maximum dimension are 4’x4’. Artwork must be labeled on the back with Artist’s Name, Title of artwork, medium, dimensions and price.
  •   Work must be delivered either by the artist or a representative on the following dates:
    August 24 or 25 between 10am-4pm. Hanging day is August 26. If you ship or carrier your work to the venue, it is the artist responsibility to package their art work properly and provide all the signed paperwork as well as shipping documents to have art work reshipped at the cost of the artist if the art does not sell. (Also, see #6 below for Unclaimed work.)
  •   Artist’s work will be contracted to stay at CCE until October 21, 2016 and cannot be removed prior to that date.
  •   Please read CCE’s liability and security information below.

 

 

 

1. CCE Liability and Security: CCE is not responsible for theft or damage. CCE will care for all artworks herein by all reasonable efforts. CCE is also not responsible for loss from forces of nature (ex., Hurricane, Flooding). Artist is responsible for his/her own property insurance.
2. Warranty. The Artist hereby warrants that he/she created and possesses unencumbered title to the Artworks, and that their descriptions are true and accurate.

3. Duration of Consignment. The Artist, Atb and CCE agree that the initial term of consignment for the Artworks is to be exhibition specific, and that the Artist will not request their return before the end of this term. Also, see #5 for removal specifics.

ATTENTION – IMPORTANT WEATHER DISASTER NOTIFICATION: In the event of an impending natural disaster such as named Tropical Storms and/or Hurricanes by which it has been advised evacuations have been determined each artist is responsible for collecting their own pieces and moving them to safe storage no less than two days prior to the oncoming storm/hurricane in order to allow CCE staff to take their own security measures to protect property and equipment held at the Gallery.

4. Fiduciary Responsibilities. Title to each of the Artworks remains with the Artist until the Artist has been paid the full amount owing him or her for the Artworks; title then passes directly to the purchaser. All proceeds from the sale of the Artworks shall be paid to the Artist at the end of the contract consignment. Commercial General Liability coverage. CCE carries Arch Insurance. This insurance (as with all similarly located galleries and insurance companies nationwide save those that insure established museum art pieces) does not apply to individual pieces of art at CCE. Artists who exhibit their pieces at CCE are responsible for insuring their work.

5. Removal from Gallery. CCE shall not lend out or remove artwork from the premises, without first obtaining written permission from the Artist. Artist may not remove work from the gallery during consignment dates without obtaining written permission from CCE.
6. Unclaimed artwork for a period of 1 year from the end of the artists closing contract date will become property of CCE.

For more information:

 

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561-714-6674

info@atbfineartists.com

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Don’t Miss A Minute Of ArtSynergy Events In Conjunction With ArtPalmBeach2016

The Palm Beaches will be vibrating with art when ArtPalmBeach returns on January 20, 2016 to celebrate its 19th year at the Palm Beach County Convention Center. The fair will feature 85 international exhibitors, installation projects, art video labs, and SCULPT Palm Beach featuring a major large scale public art sculpture on the Palm Beach County Convention Center entrance plaza.  Art Synergy in collaboration with ArtPalmBeach will produce more than 65 exhibitions, January 15 – 30th throughout the nine Palm Beach County Art Districts during Art Palm Beach week. The nine art districts are: Antique Row, Artists Alley Delray, Boynton Beach Art District, Lake Park and North Palm Beach Art District, Lake Worth Arts, Northwood Village, West Palm Beach, and Worth Avenue.  The Rickie Report shares Highlights

 

 

 

 

 

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Marjorie S. Fisher Gallery: ArtSynergy presents ‘Mixing It Up’ at Marjorie S. Fisher Gallery All Media Group Exhibition. Reception on Friday, January 22nd (6pm to 8:30pm) – $10 Entry Donation. Sponsored by Civil Society Brewing and the West Palm Beach CRA. In conjunction with ArtSynergy, ArtPalmBeach and the Northwood ArtX ArtWalks. Featured Artists Include: Julie Silk Beaumont, Steve Brouse, Anthony Burks Sr., Robert Catapano, M.C. Desorcy, Ren Dittfield, David Hayes, Greg Matthews, Craig McInnis, Henriett Michel, John Rachell, Barry Seidman…
Exhibition runs from January 5th to January 30th and is Free during regular Gallery Hours – Tuesday through Saturday 10am to 5pm.

 

 

Rolando Chang Barrero Fine Art Gallery will be presenting “Wet Foot / Dry Foot : 4 Cubans Conditions and Contributions.” Opening Reception January 15, 2016 | 6-9 PM. Continues through ArtWeek2016 in collaboration with Art Synergy and ArtPalmBeach.

 

 

 

The Urban Arts Lofts presents “Art Junction” on Saturday, January 23rd. The artists at the Urban Arts Lofts (UAL) invite you to an evening of sculpture, metalworking, photography, ceramics & custom built wood workings. The Lofts will feature several nationally known artists.For more information log onto: www.lakewortharts.com Studios open at noon. Special reception from 6-9 pm.Free Event!

 

 

 

ActivistArtistA Gallery presents “Snapshots! The Artist Gaze, opening reception January 28, 2016 6-10 PM.

 

 

 

Back Alley Art Festival The Lake Park Art District In conjunction with Art Palm Beach and ART Synergy we will be hosting The Back Alley Art Festival (Hopefully first annual)! Live painting and murals all night long.  Much more info coming so please stay tuned.  Food from Diner Dogs Inc. & Woodys Burgers Florida.

 

 

 

CONTINUUM is a pop-up art exhibition by Art Synergy in the Arts & Entertainment District in downtown West Palm Beach that takes place during ArtPalmBeach Week. Jan. 21 to Jan. 30 at 522 Clematis Street.

 

 

 

The Armory Center will be featuring three exhibitions during Art Palm Beach Week “The Women of Vision”, Rising Waters: an exhibition of recent works by Mags Harries and River: an installation by Mags Harries and Lajos Heder. “The Women of Vision” will feature sculpture, painting, photography, ceramics and mixed media. Rising Waters is an exhibition by Boston based artist Mag Harries it is an ironic and poignant commentary on the dilemma of “Rising Waters”-our inability to grasp it on an individual level and our societal refusal to deal with the effects of global warming already so evident in South Florida. River, the installation by Boston based artists Mags Harries and Lajos Heder of water, light, and shadow creates an apparition of a river from one bucket of water. January 16- February 12, 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.

 

 

 

Benzaiten Center for Creative Arts will be featuring a glass blowing demonstration with contemporary glass artist Laura Donefer. Donefer has been a driving force in the Canadian glass movement for 18 years, she has curated many exhibits to show Canadian work including a major one in Tucson, Arizona entitled “North of the Border”.  Partners in this venture are McMow Art Glass and Habatat Galleries.  Artists will be selling their hand made fine crafts from 2 – 9 pm.

 

 

 

Bold Beauty Project, ArtPalmBeach has partnered with the Bold Beauty Project and famed photographer Robert Zuckerman to bring the Bold Beauty Project photography exhibit to Art Palm Beach 2016. This innovative visual arts event showcases women who dare to expose their disabilities. The models boldly face the photographer’s lens, and through the process, they uncover their beauty, sensuality and strength to break the molds of conventional beauty.

 

 

 

FOTOfusion at the Palm Beach Photographic Centre is the International Festival of Photography and Digital Imaging. In its 21st year it will feature Portfolio Reviews by 100 Experts, Mini FOTOshoots, seminars & panel discussions, hands-on computer labs, multimedia presentations, photography & digital art exhibitions, book signings & gallery walks and fuse and schmooze parties. Jan.19- Jan. 23.

 

 

 

Whitespace Collection: Collectors Breakfast featuring artist Rita Montlack and her exhibition “XXL Photographs; A Historical Survey of Contemporary Photography”. This private collection art exhibition space will be open to the public for the annual Art Palm Beach Collectors Breakfast and viewing of this private collection and featured exhibition January 24, Breakfast- 9:30 a.m. to 12:00 noon, collection will remain open until 4:00 p.m. Whitespace will also have a booth at ArtPalmbeach in the Convention Center.

 

 

 

Norton Museum of Art will be exhibiting Vincent van Gogh’s “The Poplars at Saint-Rémy , the piece was painted in the same community, and in the same year, as The Starry Night, during a period when van Gogh was hospitalized. Additionally, the Norton will be exhibiting the “Portrait of Mademoiselle Hortense Valpinçon”, which has been rarely – if ever – been exhibited in the southeast United States.

 

 

 

Society of the Four Arts Exhibition on Screen: “Henri Matisse: The Cut-Outs” Hailed as the most successful exhibition in Tate Modern’s history, you can now catch “Henri Matisse: The Cut-Outs” at the Four Arts”, featuring exclusive new footage from The Museum of Modern Art in New York. Acclaimed British actor Simon Russell Beale brings insight and emotion to the words of Henri Matisse himself, while actor Rupert Young (Merlin) narrates. Saturday, January 23, 2016 2:00 p.m. – 3:30 p.m., at the Society of the Four Arts.

 

 

 

Boca Raton Museum of Art presents Dames: Portraits by Norman Sunshine. During a period of convalescence when he could not paint as he once was able to do, Sunshine delved into the digital world of art making and searched for subjects of style and substance. In doing so he was taken with notable women; their poise, their composure, and their self-assurance. Among those who have posed for him are art patron Agnes Gund, philanthropist Nancy Kissinger, and Anne Sutherland Fuchs, former publisher of Vogue, Woman’s Day, and Elle.

 

 

 

The Lighthouse ArtCenter: “The Manoogian Collection: Two Centuries of American Art”. Considered to be one of the most significant private collections of American art compiled during the 20th century. This landmark exhibition includes 19th and 20th-century American paintings. Dr. Anne Palumbo lecture, “The Statue of Liberty as an American Icon” Thursday, January 21, 2016 5:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m.

 

For more information please visit: www.artsynergypbc.com

 

 

 

 

 

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Glass, Art, Entertainment, Fine Crafts All Await At Benzaiten Center For Creative Arts On Saturday, January 23rd!

Where will you be on Saturday, January 23, 2016? Don’t miss a mega-event in conjunction with ArtSynergy 2016 at the Benzaiten Center for Creative Arts! Visitors will enjoy wine/beer/soda, hors d’oeuvres, and entertainment. Watch glass blowing and browse professional and emerging artists & galleries in one location! World renown glass artist, Laura Donefer will demo!  Kudos to McMow Art Glass, Habatat Galleries and Benzaiten Center for Creative Arts for bringing the arts community together for this event!  Individual artists, galleries and arts organizations will have items for sale the entire time.  The Rickie Report shares some sneak peeks of Laura Donefer’s amazing glass work and all of the details!

 

 

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You Are Invited!

Saturday, January 23, 2016

2 -9 pm

FREE   ART   EVENTS

 

 

 

Meet the Artists:

Taylor Materio ◊ Rolando Chang Barrero Fine Art  ◊  Sami Makela Fine Art  ◊ Bruce Webber Gallery  ◊  Artisans On The Ave  ◊  Abby Funk  ◊  Mitchel Gold  ◊  Barbara Powell  ◊  Armory Art Center Annex ◊  Maria Paz ◊  Cindy Snowhite  ◊  Madeline Hinken  ◊  Gail Erickson  ◊  Christine Ellinghaisen  ◊  Bonnie Bruner  ◊  Lisa Lewis  ◊  Adriana Ficarelli  ◊  Michael Raimen ◊  Miriam Mikhail ◊  

 

 

Laura Donefer Glass-blowing Demo

4 – 6pm

 

 

ArtSynergy2016 Awards Ceremony

8 pm

 

 

1105 2nd Avenue South

Lake Worth, Florida 33460

561.508.7315 | aholmes@benzaitencenter.org

 

 

 

Award Recipients:

 

* Lee Ann Lester-Cultural ArtPalmBeach
* Doreen Grasso-Board Development
* Rickie Leiter-Media Partner
* Continuum/ ATB- Art Synergy Partner
* Benzaiten- Art Synergy Partner
* Debby Coles-Dobay- Juror
* Richard Beau-Lieu- Juror
* Jane Harris- Juror
* Center for Creative Education- Exhibition Partnership
* Nickie Hennevelt- Volunteer Development and Coordination

 

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Laura Donefer Creating

 

 

The hot new place to be this season is located in an Historic FEC Train Depot building in the heart of the City of Lake Worth, Florida. The 14,000 square foot Benzaiten Center for Creative Arts is attracting hundreds of interested people to its brand new hot shop. With three glory holes and two furnaces they have been scheduling back-to-back classes ever since they reopened in October.

 

 

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Laura Donefer’s “Phoenix”

 

 

Throughout the summer, Founder, JB Berkow along with Anita Holmes, Executive Director and Rick Eggert, Creative Director have worked hard to design an impressive line up of programming for the upcoming season.  They have four outstanding, world renowned Visiting Glass Artists coming to the center in 2016. These events will be three-day affairs. Thursday nights will be a private sit-down-dinner party where the artist will talk about their processes and inspirations. Friday nights will be a gallery opening centering around the visiting artist’s works and featuring two dimensional works by local artists.

 

 

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“Grande Basket” by Laura Donefer

 

 

Finally, Saturday will be an afternoon demonstration by the visiting artist. Never before has there been this type of opportunity for Palm Beach County residents to meet and greet four of the top glass artists in the world and have the rare chance to learn about their processes, inspirations and actually see them creating. Visit the Center’s website to view the details and to register and pay for the Thursday and Friday night events.

 

 

 

 

The first of these events will coincide with the Lake Worth Art Synergy Event, which the Benzaiten Center is hosting for the second year in a row. Last year they had 32 local artists and organizations taking part in a mini-art-fair within the empty 5,000 square foot space of the building that will eventually house their fine art metal foundry. This year the highlight and kick-off to the event will be world-renowned glass artist, Laura Donefer, conducting a glass-blowing demo from 4pm to 6pm on Saturday, January 23. After that, will be an Art Synergy Awards Ceremony. Festivities will continue until 8pm with live music, light nibbles, wine and beer and is open to the public free of charge.

 

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Glass artist, Laura Donefer

 

 

They also have a stimulating series of lectures every first Tuesday of the month from 6pm – 8pm. Every second Wednesday of the month they hold a Hump of the Hump Happy Hour from 5:30pm – 7:30pm in the evening featuring a glass blowing demo, wine, beer, and live entertainment. There are several fundraisers planned for the 2016 season including their signature event, ‘Glasstronomique,’ a ‘Casablanca Casino Night,’ and a cocktail party in the home of a major glass collector. They will also hold a community ‘Summer Solstice’ party in June. Again, check  website for dates, times and registration details.

 

 

 

For more information about

Art Synergy 2016 please visit:

 

 

Art Synergy PBC
Email: artsynergypbc@gmail.com
Web: www.artsynergypbc.com
http://artsynergypbc.blogspot.com/

For more information about McMow Art Glass:

www.mcmow.com

For more information about Benzaiten Center for Creative Arts:

www.benzaitencenter.org

 

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Rickie Leiter, Publisher

The Rickie Report

P.O.Box 33423

Palm Beach Gardens, FL 33420

Rickie@therickiereport.com

561-537-0291

Continuum WPB ARTS Pop-Up Gallery Offers Exciting Events January 20 – 30th

CONTINUUM WPB Arts, a pop-up gallery and performance space is presented by West Palm Beach Arts & Entertainment District presents and ATB Fine Artists & Designers LLC. Taking place in conjunction with Art Synergy ARTWEEK2016 and ArtPalmBeach, all of the events held at  522 Clematis Street in West Palm Beach (formerly Authentic Provence). The Rickie Report shares the details, some sneak peeks and urges you to Mark Your Calendars!

 

 

 

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522 Clematis Street WPB, FL 33401

(formerly Authentic Provence)

 

WHAT YOU NEED TO KNOW:

  • Over 50 artists
  • Two Charities
  • VIP Night Black Tie & Sneakers
  • Live Art Installation
  • Celebrate the Artists
  • Body Painting Battle 2016
  • Quarter Auction/ Artist Market Place
  • Art Cake Battle
  • KeyFrame Motion- Art In Motion
  • Brunch and Lecture
  • Panel Discussion
  • Refreshments
  • Entertainment
  • Benefit Sneaker Auction

 

SUPPORT THE ARTS!

Artists for 2016

 

Agata Ren  ◊ Alvaro Rojas ◊ Amy LaBonte ◊ Anthony Burks Sr. ◊  ◊Anthony Hernandez  ◊ Barry Seidman  ◊ Bonnie Bruner  ◊  Brian Wood  ◊  Carole Lebrun ◊ Caron Bowman ◊ Chad Steve ◊ Craig McInnis ◊ David German ◊ Dena Lyons
  ◊ Doreen Grasso ◊ Eduardo Mendieta◊
◊E. B. Fromkes ◊  Gary Kroman ◊  Genie Fritchey ◊  Georgeta Fondos ◊
Gisele Weisman ◊ Greg Matthews  ◊  Henriett Michel  ◊ Ilene Adams
◊ James Rabidoux ◊  Jane Ehrlich  ◊ Jena Thomas
 ◊ Joanne Urban ◊
◊Joel Cohen  ◊  Julia Longwell ◊ Karla Walter ◊ Kat Elagina◊ 
◊Kimberley Maxwell  ◊ Kristin Pavlick ◊ Leo Arbeznik ◊ 
◊ Lynn Doyal ◊  Mark “Bulks” Rupprecht ◊  Mark Walnock ◊ Melo ◊
◊Nicole Galluccio ◊ Orlando Chiang ◊ Paola Gracey ◊ Patricia Schwimmer ◊ Patrick Foucault ◊ Robin Wolfenden ◊
◊ Rolando Chang Barrero ◊ Sandi Pfeifer ◊ Sarah Knouse ◊
◊ Tracy Guiteau ◊ Tristyn Bustamante ◊ Victoria Bronfman◊
◊ Zbigniew  Kijak ◊

 

 

 

SAVE THE DATES – Event Calendar

 

 

 

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VIP Night Black Tie & Sneakers

Thursday, January 21, 2016

Private Preview 6:00 – 7:00pm
Open to the Public 7:00 – 10:00 p.m.

 

 

  • The public is invited to join to the charitable event by donating a pair of sneakers, which will be donated to Faith’s Place Center for Education Inc. 
  • Music entertainment by Mr. Trombone
  • DJ – Smooth Bounce Entertainment
  • Steel Drum performance by the students from Faith’s Place under the musical direction of Noble Lockhart-Mays
  • Silent auction featuring hand-painted sneakers for men, women and children with all proceeds being donated to Faith’s Place.
  • Complimentary hors d’oeuvres and beverages

 

Curators

Curators of “Continuum”  Anthony Burks Sr., Trina Slade Burks, Craig McInnis

Celebrate the Artist

Friday, January 22, 2016   6:00 – 10:00pm

 

  • Enjoy music by DJ Cole.
  • This event benefits the Center for Creative Education, Inc.
  • 100% of donations at the door goes to the charity. 
  • Must be 18 years of age or older to attend.
  • Award Ceremony for the Artists
  • Live body painting by Raquel McInnis
  • Live Art installation – Battle of the Cubes, Sponsored by Canvas Art Charities
  • Celebrity Bartender – Cecily Mathis
  • Complimentary hors d’oeuvres and beverages (Tito’s Vodka)

 

 

 

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Greg Matthews’  “Hounds of Wynwood”

 

Meet the Artists of “CONTINUUM”

Saturday, January 23, 2016   

 4:00 – 6:00pm

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Body Painters

Body Painting Competition and Fashion Show by Fashion Week West Palm Beach Inc.

Saturday, January 23, 2016   6:00 – 10:00pm

 

 

Body Painting Battle 2016
This year “CONTINUUM WPB” will be combining the Body Painting Contest & The Fashion Show. All four finished models (painted by 4 different artists) will participate in the fashion show after the body painting portion of the event.

 

 

Here are the competitors in the Body Painting Battle :

  • Sahily Perez, Mayling Pao, Kirsten George & Harold Caudio.
  • One prize of $400 for the winning team 
  • The prize will be presented after the fashion show.
  • Designers and Artists come together to create custom wearable art
  • Enjoy fashion
  • Music entertainment by DJ Cole 
  • Live Body Painting Competition Complimentary beverages (Perfect Vodka)

 

 

 

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Mr. Trombone

 

 

 

Quarter Auction/ Artist Market Place

Thursday, January 28, 2016 – 6:00 – 9:00 pm

A quarter auction is part raffle, auction, fundraiser and sales bingo-style event.

 

 

  • A great opportunity have fun 
  • Raise money for a deserving charity
  • Win affordable art while patronizing the artists’ booths
  • Hosted by Cecily Mathis of the Jewelry Jamboree Quarter Auction.
  • Artists’ marketplace displaying moderately priced items by CONTINUUM’s exhibiting artists.
  • Charitable event to benefit Faith’s Place Center for Creative Education Inc.
  • Enjoy an evening of art and music entertainment by DJ Cole and DJ Kyle of Smooth Bounce
  • Entertainment

 

 

KeyFrame Motion

Friday, January 29, 2016   9:00am – 6:00pm

 

Join us for the one-day festival which showcases a year-long, regionally focused program of events concentrating on motion design and interactivity.

KeyFrame Motion will present motion graphics work created by talented artists locally and abroad.

Participate in contest and all day workshops.

This event is produced by Grapeseeker Advertising and Design.

 
For more information about KeyFrame Motion, please call (561)603-9647 or email info@keyframemotion.com.

Live Music – Acoustic Guitar by Craig McInnis

7:00   – 10:00pm

 

 

 

 

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Brunch and Lecture

Saturday, January 30, 2016    11:30am – 1:00pm

Spend your afternoon attending a panel discussion of art professionals who service the art community. Brunch will be served.

 

Moderator:Barbara Cheives

Panelists:

Durga Garcia
Gregory Dillard
Jane Grandusky
JoAnne Berkow
Raphael Clemente
Robert Guerrier
Suzanne Redmond

  • Moderator-Barbara Cheives
  • 
Panel discussion of art professionals who service the art community. 

  • Complimentary hors d’oeuvres and beverages

 

 

 

 

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Studio View from E.B.Fromkes

 

 

 

 

Meet the Artists of CONTINUUM

Sponsored by the Armory Art Center

Saturday, January 30, 2016 1:15  – 3:15pm

Learn about the exhibiting artists discussing their inspirations & creations of their work who are teaching artists from the Armory Art Center.

Dessert and coffee will be served.

 

 

 

Art Cake Battle

Saturday, January 30, 2016    6:00 – 10:00pm

  • Custom cake decorations
  • Combining the creative nature of art into custom designed cakes.
  • Cakes will be auctioned off after the winner is announced. 
  • Proceeds of the auction will benefit Faith’s Place Center for Creative Education Inc.
  • Local sponsor / Local celebrity judges
  • DJ Kyle of Smooth Bounce Entertainment

Suggested donations for sampling of cake (additional sheet of cake will be available for sampling)

 

 

About The Center For Creative Education:

 

The Center for Creative Education is an educational nonprofit that strengthens the presence of the arts in the classrooms of Palm Beach County, Florida. Today, our Teaching Artists work with thousands of children in schools and after-school programs throughout the County, as well as at our Center in West Palm Beach, Florida. A majority of the students we work with are considered “at risk” of educational failure. The arts-based programs we provide are a very powerful way to improve these students’ chances of success; both academically and personally. CCE also works with advanced students who benefit from the opportunity to delve deeply into subjects through the arts and develop their creative thinking and problem solving skills. At our Center, in the Northwood Village section of West Palm Beach,we provide arts instruction for children and adults, we host art shows in our Gallery and serve as a base for many community activities. It’s also home to our administrative offices.  For more information: www.cceflorida.org

 

 

About Faith’s Place Center For Arts & Education:

For the last 2 years we have partnered with a thriving music program in Pleasant City call Faith’s Place Center For Arts & Education. Faith’s Place is an organization that provides educational services to the community. We offer pre-shcool (VPK), homework assistance, FCAT tutorials and after school arts enrichment programs. We also provide S.T.E.A.M. (science. technology, engineering, arts and mathematics) lessons through Prime Time.  CONTINUUM WPB Arts Art Fair hosts a VIP Black Tie & Sneaker Fundraiser during our opening, where we auction hand-painted sneakers by our local artists. Proceeds for the sale of the shoes will go to the the charity. Admission into the event that night is a brand new pair of sneakers. (Formal attire with sneakers as footwear.) For more information about the Faith’s Place, Please their website http://www.faithsplacecenter.org/

 

 

For more information about Continuum please visit:

continuumwpb.blogspot.com

 

 

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

Rickie Leiter, Publisher

The Rickie Report

P.O.Box 33423

Palm Beach Gardens, FL 33420

Rickie@therickiereport.com

561-537-0291

Anthony Burks’ Award Winning Artwork Available As Wearable Art

Displaying artist Anthony Burks Sr.’s artwork in a unique fashion has been a goal for ATB Fine Artists & Designers LLC. Wearable art has been in their repertoire for 15 years. You can find their designs on t-shirts, tote bags and even in tattoo designs. The Rickie Report shares Anthony’s latest wearable art on magnificent scarves.  We share some of the designs here and tell you where to find them.  Each scarf makes a special gift for art lovers, naturalists, bird lovers and more!

 

 

 

 

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Anthony Burks Sr.'s Parrot Scarf

Anthony Burks Sr.’s Parrot Scarf

ATB Fine Artists & Designers LLC

Presents:

 

ANTHONY BURKS SR.

WEARABLE ART

 

Close-up of Anthony Burks Sr.'s Parrot Scarf

Close-up of Anthony Burks Sr.’s Parrot Scarf

 

Anthony Burks, Sr. launched his first silk scarf collection in the Spring, 2015. The imagery includes some of the nature series that he has been known for two decades.

 

 

 

Close-up of Anthony Burks Sr.'s Heron Scarf

Close-up of Anthony Burks Sr.’s Heron Scarf

 

 

The 14”x 72” elegant wearable art pieces are being printed in the USA, something that has been very important to the artist. In addition to keeping American businesses flourishing, this has also allowed for better quality control on the garments as well reliability of delivery dates. Scarves are currently available with blue heron, parrot, owl and three different butterfly designs.

 

 

Anthony Burks Sr. at work

Anthony Burks Sr. at work

 

 

You can find Anthony’s scarves online.  They will soon be available in exclusive shops and boutiques nationally in the Fall.

http://www.atbfineartists.com/p/anthony-burks-collections-scarves.html

 

Close-up of Anthony Burks Sr.'s Butterfly Scarf (One of Three Different Designs)

Close-up of Anthony Burks Sr.’s Butterfly Scarf (One of Three Different Designs)

 

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

Rickie Leiter, Publisher

The Rickie Report

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Palm Beach Gardens, FL 33420

Rickie@therickiereport.com

561-537-0291

Special Raffle Fundraiser Event For Two Worthy Artists – Help Save Their Home!

For over 20 years, Anthony Burks and Trina Slade-Burks have supported Palm Beach County artists through their company ATB Fine Artists & Designers. They have curated and hosted art shows, giving emerging artists the opportunity to sell their works. The African Diaspora Exhibition at the Armory Art Center and later at Palm Beach State College brought large numbers of viewers from beyond this area. Their CONTINUUM Gallery was one of the highlights of Art Palm Beach/Art Synergy for the past two years.  The Rickie Report shares an opportunity for a WIN-WIN:  You get to choose which art-related raffle items you want to bid on.  The money raised helps the Burks family Save Their Home!  Attention Art Lovers:  This is an amazing opportunity to purchase fine art and fine crafts!  Read the details for this fundraiser at the Brewhouse Gallery on  Saturday, May 23rd.

 

 

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Save Our Home Fundraiser

For

Trina and Anthony Burks

Saturday, May 23, 2015

6:00 – 8:00 pm

The Brewhouse Gallery

720 Park Avenue   Lake Park,FL

 

The fundraiser will take place at The Brewhouse Gallery in Lake Park on Saturday, May 23. Artists are donating small artworks that will be raffled off that night, and donations will be accepted. In addition, AJ Brockman of Brewhouse Gallery will be donating a portion of the proceeds from that day. The public is encouraged to attend! There is no cover charge. Food, coffees, soft drinks and a wide variety of craft beers will be available for purchase. Live music begins at 8pm. Home made tacos and dips from Tacos don Pepe are on the menu!

 

 

Anthony and Trina Burks

Anthony and Trina Burks

 

 

 

You would be hard-pressed to find an artist in Palm Beach County that has not benefitted from the hard work of Trina and Anthony Burks. Unfortunately, the Burks family now needs our help. Due to a job loss and unexpected medical issues, they are now at risk of losing their family home.

 

Save Our Home!

Save Our Home!

 

 

By the end of May, they may have to leave the house which has served as their business office, studio, and home for many years. Artists have asked how they can help Trina and Anthony. Their friend Suzanne Redmond has decided to host a fundraiser for their benefit so that we can gather their friends and fellow artists together to show our support.

 

Trina Burks and Original Artwork

Trina Burks and Original Artwork

 

 

Anthony and Trina Burks, throughout their difficult journey, continue to work with emerging and established professional artists in our area.  From banner painting on Clematis Street, to hosting Artists Lunches and Lectures (which bring professionals in the business and legal world together with artists), they continue to give of themselves.  Tonight is the Opening Night of their collaboration with Barbara Cheives.   

 

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Both Trina and Anthony’s artwork will be available for purchase at Kimono Show.

 

 

"Kimono Doll" by Trina Burkes

“Kimono Doll” Mixed Media by Trina Burkes

 

 

"Rhino" Painting on Wood by Anthony Burks

“Rhino” Painting on Wood by Anthony Burks

 

 Anthony Burks also provides graphic design services for artists, designing their postcards, flyers, logos, and business cards.

 

Anthony Burks working on a painting

Anthony Burks working on a painting

 

 

How Does This Raffle Work?

 

You purchase as many raffle tickets as you want.  Place  tickets in the container in front of the art object you want to win. Place as many tickets as you want in each container. The more tickets you place in any one container, the better your chances are of winning! 

 

"Endangered" by Anthony Burks

“Endangered” by Anthony Burks

 

Brewhouse has coffee, drinks, and now is offering food from  Live music will start at 8:00, so stay and enjoy the band.

If you’d like to donate art items for the raffle, contact Suzanne Redmond at 561-801-6952

 

Here is where Anthony has his artwork now:

Cultural Council
Kimono Show
The Brewhouse Gallery
Creme de la Creme (Northwood)

You can also see his scarves at: http://www.atbfineartists.com/

and his paintings at: http://www.anthonyburkscollection.com/

 

 

 

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

Rickie Leiter, Publisher

The Rickie Report

P.O.Box 33423

Palm Beach Gardens, FL 33420

Rickie@therickiereport.com

561-537-0291

Upcoming Art And Kimono Exhibit: Lectures, Sales Of Wearable Art, Fabrics And More

 Barbara Cheives of Afrasia Design Studio has partnered with Anthony and Trina Burks of ATB Fine Art to bring an Art and Kimono Exhibit and Sale to Palm Beach County. This exhibit and shopping event includes vintage kimono, haori jackets, and obi along with décor items, and wearable art created from vintage Japanese textiles. This is a unique opportunity to experience the fascinating story of kimono while learning to wear and decorate with the garments and the textiles. World renown kimono researcher and merchant, Les Kozuki will be on hand! The Rickie Report knows this will appeal to history buffs, Asian art lovers, textile junkies and fabric hounds. Bring your Fabric Guild and Quilting Buddies! We share a few sneak peeks and suggest you mark your calendars now for Friday, May 15th through Sunday, May 17th! Ronald Shaffer Interiors will host this event. The kimono is a simple garment with a complex history. Don’t miss this opportunity to learn more!

 

 

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Art & Kimono Exhibit & Sale

History of Kimono & Japanese Textiles Lectures

Hosted by

The Paint Store at Ronald Shaffer Interiors

1800 Upland Road West Palm Beach, FL

 

 

 

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Kimono Tomesode

 

 

 

 This exhibit and shopping event includes vintage kimono, haori jackets, and obi along with décor items, and wearable art created from vintage Japanese textiles.

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Kimono

This is a unique opportunity to experience the fascinating story of kimono while learning to wear and decorate with the garments and the textiles.

 

 

SCHEDULE:

Friday, May 15th

6:00 – 10:00 p.m. – Opening Night Celebration
Be among the first to experience a unique blend of the Asian experience with the contemporary art!

Saturday, May 16th

Interactive Lectures
11:00 a.m. – 12:00 noon – “The Evolution of Kimono: Cracking the Kimono Code”
1:00 – 2:00 p.m. – “Kimono Redux: Modern Adaptations”

The Exhibit is open 5:00 – 9:00 p.m.

6:00 – 8:00 Jazz at the Gallery with the Unorthodox Duo – SAMM with Jamie Ousley

Sunday, May 17th

11:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m. – Interactive Student Lecture
“What the Heck is Kimono? A Colorful Conversation about Vintage Japanese Garments as Art”

1:00 – 6:00 p.m. – Sunday Afternoon at the Exhibit

 

10% of all sales will be donated to the following local nonprofit organizations: Community Partners, U.B. Kinsey Education & Community Center, YWCA of Palm Beach County

 

 

"Uchikake"

“Uchikake”

 

Leslie Kozuki has been fascinated by Vintage Kimono for most of his adult life, which has lead him to spend most of the last 30 years actively selling and researching Vintage Kimono, Obi, as well as other Asian textiles and Art.

 

 

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Les Kuz, World Renown Kimono Expert

 

 

Born and raised in Hawaii, Les was immersed in multi-culturalism. Being Japanese American, kimono were easily accessible. His research began with questioning his parents and older family members, then extended to books, and participation in cultural interest groups. Les considers himself a merchant/researcher and is perhaps the most widely travelled Kimono salesman in the USA. His trunk show and lecture circuit has ranged throughout the United States Mainland. For the past six years, his focus has been in Hawaii, including the islands of Kauai, Maui and Oahu. He is tracking the evolution of the Kimono and its fabric, right here in the United States.

 

 

Barbara Cheives, of Afrasia Design Studio

Barbara Cheives, of Afrasia Design Studio

 

Barbara Chieves tells The Rickie Report, “Back in the 90’s I accompanied Les to several of his shows, most notably the Houston International Quilt Festival. Through Les’ tutelage I developed an appreciation for the garments, art and culture of Japan. I also have a natural affinity for the African culture and discovered that many of the colors and textures of the African textiles formed a beautiful “marriage” with Japanese textiles. This union resulted in the birth of my artist’s moniker – “Afrasia”.

 

 

"Krazy Kimono" by Barbara Cheives

“Krazy Kimono” by Barbara Cheives

 

 

Barbara goes on to say, “Though the Japanese garments are vintage and no longer being worn, the beauty of the textiles are timeless. It seems natural to re-purpose these fabrics into wearable art – scarves and purses and decorative art – pillows, runners and wall hangings. Not wanting to lose an inch of the silks, I make use of the scraps to design small collages and greeting cards. Embellished with African & Asian inspired trims, beads, and “found” items my art is a form of ‘Multi-cultural Recycling’!”

 

 

Purple and Orange by Barbara Cheives

Purple and Orange by Barbara Cheives

 

Completing and complimenting the theme of multiculturalism, Anthony Burks Sr.will be exhibiting his mixed media paintings. He is one of the most unique conceptual artists in America. His paintings mix colored pencils, watercolor, pen, and ink, and are characterized by his unusual choice of colors.

 

 

 

"Sancha McBurnie" by Anthony Burks

“Sancha McBurnie” by Anthony Burks

 

 

A graduate of the Art Institute of Fort Lauderdale, Anthony has exhibited at galleries, museums, and events for over twenty years. His painting “Freedom 2001” can be found in the Cornell Museum Permanent Collection. Anthony mentors fellow artists young and old, teaching them his techniques and encouraging them to pursue their own creative talents. He is also the co-founder of A.T.B. Fine Artists & Designers where he curates shows for other artists and promotes the local arts scene. He is presently working on a coffee table book of his paintings and drawings.

 

 

 

Anthony Burks drawing

Anthony Burks drawing

 

 

Whether depicting birds, animals, or people, Anthony is able to convey the intertwining of their beauty and their strength. He chooses his subjects because of what they mean to him, and he tells their stories through his combination of realistic forms, bright colors, and abstract images.

 

 

"Never Along" by Anthony Burks

“Never Along” by Anthony Burks

 

Anthony tells The Rickie Report, “My works result from the blending of my mind and heart. It is a gift from God that I love and cherish immensely. Whether choosing a bird, animal or beautiful woman as my subject, I achieve diversity by incorporating into my art bright colors and abstract images. I want my audience to be as free in viewing my work as I am in creating it. Change is a challenge for many artists, but I have learned to embrace it. I am constantly inspired by the artists that I mentor and the shows that I curate. My artwork evolves as I create new collections that tell new stories. I am eager to tackle the next stage of my artistic journey.”

 

 

 

Trina Slade-Burks

Trina Slade-Burks

 

Trina Slade Burks tells us, “Sewing and working with fabric was always something that I was fascinated with since I was a little girl. My mother would create fabulous outfits using patterns and designs either store-bought or from her own artistic creations. I personally did not have an interest in using the sewing machine, however, I did learn how to do basic hand sewing. I was always intrigued by lace and other types of trim and I temporarily considered fashion design as a career path.”

 

"Doll Baby" by Trina Slade-Burks

“Doll Baby” by Trina Slade-Burks

 

 

Trina’s mixed media dolls show her love of drawing and painting combined with fabric artistry.  Trina also has a long personal and professional history with trims, lace and fabrics.

 

Trim Basket from Trina Slade-Burk

Trim Basket from Trina Slade-Burk

 

 

For more information about this event please contact Barbara Cheives at: barbara@convergeandassociates.com

 

 

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

Rickie Leiter, Publisher

The Rickie Report

P.O.Box 33423

Palm Beach Gardens, FL 33420

Rickie@therickiereport.com

561-537-0291