Two Exhibits At Pompano Beach Cultural Center, “Good Luck With The Sun” And “Botanica Animalia” Opening Reception Tomorrow. Exhibits Run Through July 5.

Stop by the Pompano Beach Cultural Center and see two exhibits “Good Luck With The Sun”, photography by internationally renown artist, Krista Steinke and “Botanica Animalia”, by Catalina Villegas, showcasing lively illustrations of the natural world.  Enjoy the free, Opening Reception and meet the artists on Friday, April 12.  The Rickie Report shares the details and some sneak peeks.  These exhibits will be available through July 5

 

 

 

50 W. Atlantic Avenue  Pompano Beach, FL 33060

954.545.7800        ccpompano.org

 

 

 

 

P R E S E N T S :

 

“Good  Luck  With  The  Sun”

and

 

“BOTANICA ANIMALIA”

 

 

OPENING  RECEPTION

FRIDAY, APRIL 12

7-9 PM

FREE ADMISSION

Exhibits run through July 5, 2019

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

“Good Luck with the Sun” showcases the photography of internationally renowned artist Krista Steinke as she explores how the natural world impacts our lives in ways both obvious and mysterious. Using pinhole cameras, homemade filters, and other experimental techniques, she draws meaning from her materials and process, often working at the intersection of abstraction and photographic recording.

 

 

Image by Krista Steinke

 

Referencing varied sources such as art and photographic history, scientific areas of study, current events, and personal experience, her work sets out to reflect on the universalities that shape the human condition while also calling attention to critical issues surrounding the environment. 

 

 

Steinke has exhibited and screened her work in museums, galleries, and film festivals across the country, as well as internationally. Her works are represented in public and private collections, including the Museum of Fine Arts, Houston, Woodmere Museum in Philadelphia, the Brauer Museum of Art, Atlanta International Airport, Johnson & Johnson Corporation, and Fidelity Investments, among others. She is the recipient of a Pennsylvania Council on the Arts Fellowship, a grant from the Puffin Foundation, an Artist Residency at Light Work, a Promise  Award from the Sustainable Arts Foundation, and most notably, a Fellowship in Photography from the Howard Foundation. She has participated in several photo festivals and conferences either as an exhibitor, speaker, or curator, including The International Digital Media and Arts Association (iDMAA), Denver Month of Photography, Fotofest, The Invision Photo Festival, and Society for Photographic Education.

 

 

Artwork by Catalina Villegas

 

 

“Botanica Animalia” by Catalina Villegas is an exhibition of lively illustrations of the natural world. Featuring buoyant images in black and white, which transition into colorful flora and fauna, her work is a vibrant homage to the living things all around us.

 

 

Villegas was born in Medellin, Colombia and was raised in Miami, Florida. She is an illustrator and surface pattern designer who grew up drawing and painting all of her favorite plants and animals. Her work focuses on exploring the vast diversity of lush flora and fauna found in Colombia and Florida. She has made her life’s purpose to be involved in creative endeavors.

 

 

 Her travels and professional adventures have given her the opportunity to work as a graphic designer for a Colombian menswear line, a freelance photographer in South Florida, and as an illustrator for clients around the world. Her work has been published in various magazines and blogs including WeTransfer.com and UPPERCASE Magazine. She licenses her art to companies that make a range of products including temporary tattoos, seed packets, home decor items, gift wrap and fabric.

 

 

Villegas studied Fine Arts at Florida International University and has completed numerous courses with renowned international art agent Lilla Rogers (Make Art That Sells) and Rachael Taylor (Make it in Design). She has a love for bass guitar, heavy metal, hula-hoops, chai lattes and chihuahuas. She plays the bass in an all-female rock band called Lilith. Catalina currently divides her time between La Ceja, Colombia, and Pompano Beach, Florida.

 

 

 

 

 

For more information about these exhibits or other events:

The Pompano Beach Cultural Center

 50 West Atlantic Blvd, Pompano Beach, FL 33060

 www.ccpompano.org

 

 

 

 

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Mixed Media Fiber Artist, Andrea Huffman, Offers Classes And Workshops At Bailey Contemporary Arts

South Florida fiber artist Andrea Huffman is teaching some new classes at the Bailey Contemporary Arts (BaCA) in Pompano Beach, FL. An Artist in Residence at BaCA, Andrea offers a “Concept to Creation” multiple session workshop (begins April 16) and one-day workshops: Nature Print Notecards (May 4), Fabric covered mini journals (June 8), and Create your very own hand-painted canvas tote bag (June 29).  The Rickie Report shares the details and some sneak peeks.  Check out PENTA, an exhibit at BaCA, where Andrea’s artistry is featured through April 25.

 

 

 

 

 

Bailey Contemporary Arts

41 NE 1st Street      Pompano Beach, FL 33060.

954-786-7879     baileyarts.org

 Tuesday through Friday: 10 am – 6 pm Saturday: 10 am – 4 pm

Sundays & Mondays: CLOSED

Offering contemporary art exhibits, workshops & classes!

 

 

Bailey Contemporary Arts Presents:  

Workshops  & Classes With Andrea Huffman

 

 

 

 

 

Fiber artist Andrea Huffman received a Master’s degree in Art Education from Florida International University and taught art in Florida Public Schools for over 30 years. She has exhibited her art throughout Florida and nationally, receiving numerous awards and recognitions, including several grants and a Residency at the prestigious Hermitage Artist Retreat in Englewood, Florida. Although Andrea has retired from teaching in the public school system, she continues to share her passion for art, teaching classes and workshops in fiber art and mixed media at museums, guilds and community outreach venues.

 

 

 

“CONCEPT  TO  CREATION”  WORKSHOP

Begins April 16, alternating Tuesdays  6  –  8 pm

 

ARE YOU?

• Creative but not sure where to start?
• Lost for new ideas or stuck in a rut?
• Not sure how to develop a meaningful series?
• Intimidated by the blank canvas (or page?)

 

Concept to Creation is a multiple session workshop to inspire artists to tap deeply into their creativity. Each week Creative exercises such as concept mapping, tapping into personal histories, or collage provide means to discover your unique artistic style, personal symbols, and imagery.

Students will work in a sketchbook along with other media of the student’s choosing. This class is geared toward artists of all levels, working in any medium.

 

Concept Art by Andrea Huffman

 

April 16: Abstraction from Realism; how far to alter reality.

April 30: Personal archaeology, digging for meaningful ideas.

May 14: Figure/ ground exploration: Altering positive/negative space for dynamic composition

May 28: Mind/ Concept mapping for developing a body of work.

Time allotment: 4 sessions/2 hours each | Age: teen through adults | |Class Fee: $30/student/session

Min. enrollment: 5 | Max. enrollment: 12

 

 

Concept Art by Andrea Huffman

One-Day Fun Saturday Workshops:

 

 

Nature Print Notecards        Saturday, May 4

10 AM to 1 PM

 

Nature print notecards by Andrea Huffman

 

 

 Nature print notecards- welcome summer with colorful printed notecards using locally sourced plants, stencils and found objects.

12 Person Maximum.  Cost $50 all supplies provided.

 

 

 

 

 

 

Fabric Covered Mini-Journal  

Saturday, June 8

11 AM to 3 PM

 

 

 

Fabric Covered Mini-Journal- begin your travels, real or imagined, with a journal filled with hand-painted pages and stamped fabric cover.   

Age: teen through adults | Min. enrollment: 5 | Max enrollment: 12 | Class Fee: $70

 

 

 It’s in the Bag   – Saturday, June 29

 

 

It’s in the Bag- Make a fashion statement at the beach, the farmer’s market or a picnic with your very own hand-painted canvas tote bag.

 

 

 

 

On view until April 25

 

 

 

For more information about these workshops, classes, exhibit or Andrea’s artwork:

 

www.andreahuffman.com

on Facebook at Andrea Huffman Art Work

afhuffman on Instagram

 

 

 

 

 

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Marie Donze Offers Integrative Painting Workshops, An Outward Expression Of Your Inner Landscape On April 24 And April 27

Marie Donze‘s acrylic works on canvas are created through a process of meditation and relaxation which she has formalized and now shares through her Integrative Painting Workshop.  She is offering two separate workshops on April 24 and April 27giving participants equal access to their own creativity and inner wisdom.  The Rickie Report shares the details including Early Bird Discounts, plus some photos of previous workshops.  Spring is here!  Is it time for you to try something new?  

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

MARIE  DONZE’S  

INTEGRATIVE  PAINTING  WORKSHOPS

WEDNESDAY, APRIL 24

   OR  

SATURDAY, APRIL 27

 10 to 4:30pm

 Sailboat Bend Artist Loft

1310 SW 2nd Court  Studio #305,       Fort Lauderdale,  FL 33312

*** $155 includes all art supplies, and light refreshments 

***Early Bird Special Discounts:

 

Sign up on or before April 17 for the April 24 workshop: $35 discount using the promo code: APRIL24

Sign up on or before April 20 for the April 27 workshop: $35 discount using the promo code: APRIL27

 

Sign Up Here:

 https://www.mariedonzeworkshops.com/reserveyourseat

Or by calling (954-775-5062)

Or email  info@mariedonze.com

Please contact Marie to schedule on a different date.  

Mobile Workshops, Individual Workshops, and Group Workshops in the Comfort of your home or her studio are available.

 

 

 

 

Previous participants in Marie’s Integrative Painting Workshop

 

 

Originally from the South of France, Marie Donze made her home in Fort Lauderdale over 20 years ago.  She creates art with reverse abstract painting on transparent glass and crystal.  She also uses close up photography of her glass work to capture the figures and beautiful abstracts that appear within the painted glass.  While still passionate about her glass painting, Marie has expanded into acrylic on canvas. Her acrylics on canvas are created through a process of meditation and relaxation which she has formalized and now shares through her Integrative Painting Workshop, allowing participants to have equal access to their own creativity and inner wisdom.
 

Workshop in progress

Marie tells The Rickie Report, “Often people are reluctant to explore their creative side through art because of the preconceived notion that formal training is necessary.  Through my own explorations I have not only discovered the rewarding powers of creativity but also the existence of a whole new world living inside me! Our inner world is very powerful, even more so when it is materialized onto canvas because it then becomes a fascinating roadmap to our soul”.

 

 

 

Marie’s passion is to share this process with others so they can also discover what lies within while having a good time.  She explains, ” Inside the relaxed and colorful atmosphere of my studio space, I create a safe and sacred space conducive to relaxing and opening up. Through a specific choice of music, a series of meditations and a breathing exercise, I invite participants to embark on a fun and creative journey with me where they will be able to release stress and cast off preconceived notions. After letting their emotions and intuition express themselves freely onto the canvas, the participants will often come out of the experience feeling empowered and refreshed with a new level of self-awareness and confidence”.

 

 

 

 

Exploring the meaning of the painting

 

 

TRR: Please tell our readers about the workshops. What will they learn?
MD: 
 Through a series of guided meditations and breathing exercises, you will be lead to reach a state of surrender. Once prepared, you’ll be ready to paint from your heart and soul – and not your mind.  Later, we will reflect on the paintings and interpret their deeper meanings…

 

 

 

 

TRR:  Who will benefit from the workshop?

MD:

 Non-artists who would like to explore their creativity
Anyone stressed or overactive
Artists with creative blocks
Left brain and analytical personalities
Anyone desperately in need of “Me” time
Anyone who wants to learn to rely more on their Intuition 
Anyone experiencing inner conflicts or feeling stuck

 

 

“I Am Love” by Marie Donze

 

 

TRR:  What is the purpose of the workshop?
MD:
To leave your left brain at home
To surrender your stress to the process
To experience getting out of your own way
To conquer the fear of a blank canvas and explore the power of colors and symbols
To bring your feelings and intuition to the act of creation
To  practice turning inward and tuning into the guidance of your divine self
To unleash and express your inner wisdom and creativity and discover what it is trying to tell you through your painting
To gain clarity about yourself and the journey you are on
 

 

 

 

For more information about these workshops and Marie’s artwork:

https://www.mariedonze.com

https://www.mariedonzeworkshops.com/reserveyourseat

Call (954-775-5062)      Email : info@mariedonze.com

https://www.mariedonzeworkshops.com

FACEBOOK: Integrative Painting Workshops with Marie Donze

INSTAGRAM: @MarieDonzeWorkshops

 

 

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17019 SW Sapri Way   Port St. Lucie, FL 34986

Bailey Contemporary Arts Presents “Tamiami Trail: In The Beginning” Featuring Original Art From Tropical Botanic Artists Collective. Free, Opening Reception On Friday, April 5

Bailey Contemporary Arts (BaCa) presents “Tamiami Trail: In the Beginning”, an exhibition of original artworks by members of the Miami-based Tropical Botanic Artists collective. The public is invited to the free, Opening Reception on Friday, April 5.  The Exhibit is available through May 31. The botanical subjects were selected to mark the 100th anniversary in 2015 of the start of work on Tamiami Trail, a roadway begun in 1915 in Miami.  The Rickie Report shares the details and a sneak peek.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Bailey Contemporary Arts

41 NE 1st Street      Pompano Beach, FL 33060.

954-786-7879     baileyarts.org

 Tuesday through Friday: 10 am – 6 pm Saturday: 10 am – 4 pm

Sundays & Mondays: CLOSED

Offering contemporary art exhibits, workshops & classes!

 

 

 

Bailey Contemporary Arts Presents

“Tamiami Trail: In the Beginning”

 

 

Tropical Botanic Artists Document

South Florida’s 100 year-old Tamiami Trail

Free, Opening Reception:

Friday, April 5

 6 – 10 pm  

West Gallery/Blooming Bean Coffee Roasters  

Exhibit is available through May 31, 2019

 

 

 

 

“Spatterdock” by Jedda Wong

 

 

The botanical subjects were selected to mark the 100th anniversary in 2015 of the start of work on Tamiami Trail, a roadway begun in 1915 in Miami. Today it stretches across the Everglades from Miami to Naples and northward to Tampa, through areas that were largely wilderness a century ago. The exhibition’s more than 30 plant portraits depict species found then and now in multiple vegetation zones along the route. Due to human intervention and changes in water flow, some of the plants illustrated are rare or endangered, and their predominant locations may have shifted, but all persist in South Florida’s landscape.

 

 

 

“We invite our community to dive deep into the discerning talents of the artists capturing the essence of South Florida in plant form,” said Phyllis Korab, Cultural Affairs Director. “Far beyond ‘flower painting,’ botanical artists show the fascinating and soul-stirring intersection of science and art.”  Presented with support from the Florida Keys Council of the Arts, the exhibition is the result of the artists’ collaboration with Dr. Evelyn Gaiser of Florida International University, who is principal investigator for the local Florida Coastal Everglades Long Term Ecological Research program. 

 

 

 

Watercolor Painting by Pauline A Goldsmith

 

 

 

 

 

 

Featured Artists:

 

Margie Bauer

Kristi Bettendorf

Beverly Borland

Silvia Bota

Marie Chaney

Susan Cumins

Jeanie Daniel Duck

Julio Figueroa

Pauline A Goldsmith

Leo Hernandez

Elsa Nadal

Carol Onstad

Laurie Richardson

Donna Torres

Jedda Wong

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

About Tropical Botanical Artists

The Tropical Botanic Artists collective was established in Miami, Florida, in 2006 to highlight the beauty of tropical plants through art. Its members come from all walks of life and each brings a unique viewpoint to his or her work. They share a love of the natural world and that fascination is reflected in their art.  www.tropicalbotanicartists.com

 

 

 

 

About Bailey Contemporary Arts

The mission of the Bailey Contemporary Arts (BaCA) is to cultivate, incubate and nurture a vibrant visual arts community that enriches Pompano Beach and its goal of being a nexus of art, creativity, diversity, and inspiration.  Serving as an incubator for artistic innovation and education, the staff of BaCA amalgamates emerging local and national artists with industry professionals to elevate the creative process. Located in the historic Bailey Hotel building, which was, at one point, the center of a thriving downtown in Pompano Beach. Built in 1923, the historic Bailey Hotel is the second oldest remaining building (right behind the old Farmer’s Bank building next door) and is part of the longest contiguous collection of historic buildings in Broward County.     baileyarts.org

 

 

About the Pompano Beach Cultural Affairs Department

The mission of the Pompano Beach Cultural Affairs Department is to provide cultural programming that includes the visual arts, music, film, theater, dance, public art, history, and historic preservation for the enjoyment and enrichment of residents of and visitors to Pompano Beach, Broward County, and the greater South Florida area. The department programs and manages the City’s premiere cultural arts venues including the Pompano Beach Cultural Center, Historical Ali Cultural Arts, Bailey Contemporary Arts, the Pompano Beach Amphitheater, and the Blanche Ely Historical Home. The department also oversees the City’s Public Art Program and the Pompano Beach “Crossroads” multi-disciplinary initiative. ccpompano.org

 

 

 

 

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17019 SW Sapri Way   Port St. Lucie, FL 34986

Coral Springs Festival Of The Arts Celebrates With Fine Art & Crafts, Gardenfest, Fashion Exhibit, And Special Guest, Connie Francis March 16 & 17

The Coral Springs Festival of the Arts celebrates its 15th year in grand proportions!  Mark your calendars for Saturday and Sunday, March 16 & 17! Enjoy the Howard Alan juried outdoor art show, Gardenfest Coral Springs, Flamenco dancers, and a Wallpaper Fashion Exhibit. A literary workshop with special guest, Connie Francis takes place on Friday, March 15 and requires reservations for the free lecture. The Rickie Report shares the details and some sneak peeks, including Featured artist, Susan Greeley.

 

 

 

 

C O R A L    S P R I N G S

FESTIVAL  OF   THE  ARTS

Saturday and Sunday, March 16 & 17

10 am – 5 pm both days

Free admission

Free parking and shuttle service available:

Coral Springs Center for the Arts

2855 Coral Springs Drive

During the hours of the show on Saturday and Sunday.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Stop by this celebration of every medium of art on March 16 – 17 during the 15th Annual Coral Springs Festival of the Arts and Crafts. Held in conjunction with the Coral Springs Art Festival Committee and the City of Coral Springs, the Festival of the Arts and Crafts features life-size sculptures, spectacular paintings, one-of-a-kind jewels, photography, ceramics, and more during the free, outdoor event. The Festival also includes a full Green Market as well as live, cultural entertainment.

 

 

 

Connie Francis will be the 2019 Literary Guest Speaker at the Festival’s Literary Workshop. The Workshop will be held on Friday, March 15th from 7:00 – 9:00 PM at the Coral Springs Center for the Arts. Ms. Francis will discuss her newly released autobiography “Among My Souvenirs – The Real Story”, which includes stories about her life including time spent with Bobby Darin, Frank Sinatra, Judy Garland and Ed Sullivan.  The event is free to the public, however, due to seating limitations, those wishing to attend will require a ticket from the Festival’s online registration which will begin on February 1st.   http://www.csfoa.org

 

 

There will be two stages featuring entertainment which will include musical groups from genres ranging from Jazz to Country to Motown. And for the first time, the many styles of dance and entertainment represented at the Festival will include Flamenco Dancers. Music and dancing will be continuous throughout the weekend. 

 

Peruse the Fine Art and Fine Crafts

 

 

 

New to this year’s lineup of events is a unique exhibit called “Art as Fashion” presented by Atlantic Wallpaper. The exhibit will feature dresses made entirely of wallpaper and designed by local fashion designers. Make your way to the North Stage on Saturday the 16th from Noon to 5:00 PM to see these beautiful creations.

 

 

 

 

Susan Greeley Named Signature Artist
for Coral Springs Festival of the Arts 2019

 

 

Susan Greeley, Featured Artist Coral Springs Festival of the Arts 2019

 

 

The Coral Springs Festival of the Arts is proud to announce Susan Greeley as the 2019 Signature Artist.  The winning entry, entitled “Nature Calls” depicts a cattle egret and great blue heron in a colorful Everglades landscape. Greeley’s painting will be featured in the Festival’s advertisements and on T-shirts and posters sold at the festival.

 

“Nature Calls” by Susan Greeley

 

 

Greeley has taught K-12 Visual Art since 1981. During this time she was able to develop her own art by experimenting with different media and themes. The natural beauty and color in landscape is the primary focus of her work. She explains, “Hopefully through my paintings the viewers will be able to experience everyday places and spaces in a new light.” 

 

 

With its tree canopy, restaurants and shops, The Walk of Coral Springs provides the perfect venue for the Festival. With something for everyone, children to seniors, art lovers to music lovers, theatre enthusiasts to literary enthusiasts, the Coral Springs Festival of the Arts is the signature event for Western Broward County. The Festival is easily accessible from the Sawgrass Expressway, offers free convenient parking and a free trolley system to off-site parking.

For more information on the Coral Springs Festival of the Arts, visit www.csfoa.org.

 

The Coral Springs Festival of the Arts is a nonprofit 501(c)(3) corporation dedicated to raise awareness of the arts and culture in northwest Broward, and to entertain, educate and inspire its attendees. This event is partially funded by the Broward County Board of Commissioners as recommended by the Broward Cultural Council.

About Howard Alan Events, Inc.:

Howard Alan Events, Florida-based company, produces the nation’s top juried art and craft shows. Ranked among the Top 100 Art Fairs in the Country by Sunshine Artist Magazine, the 33-years established company has overseen art festivals in such noted cities as Alexandria, VA; Aspen, CO; Sarasota, FL; Fort Lauderdale, FL and 40 other destination markets in the nation.

Please visit www.artfestival.com or call 561-746-6615.

 

 

 

 

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17019 SW Sapri Way   Port St. Lucie, FL 34986

Annual Las Olas Fair Part II Continues March 2 & 3. Enjoy A Boulevard Showcase Of Fine Art

Las Olas Part II returns to Ft. Lauderdale for the 31st year, bringing thousands of original works of art to the boulevard on Saturday, March 2 and Sunday, March 3.  This free event showcases over 300 artists exhibiting original fine art and fine crafts.  The Rickie Report shares the details and some sneak peeks.

 

 

 

 

 

31st Annual Las Olas Art Fair (Spring)

Saturday, March 2

and

Sunday, March 3

 10 am to 5 pm

 Las Olas Boulevard, Fort Lauderdale

Navigational Address: 600 East Las Olas Boulevard, Fort Lauderdale

 

 

 

 Free and open to the public

 

 

 

One of the nation’s most-collected sketch artists, GA’s Aaron Reed, returns to Las Olas Art Fair with his motion-filled, colorful works.

 

 

Over 300, top-rated national and international artists display stunning creations across diverse mediums during free, juried showcase 

 

 

Presented by Howard Alan Events, producer of the nation’s top outdoor art festivals, more than 300 artists representing 40 different states and dozens of diverse mediums will line the center of Las Olas Boulevard. Sculpture, jewelry, woodwork, paintings, wearable art and more are displayed, gallery-style, for the enjoyment of art appreciators, collectors, shoppers and pedestrians alike. 

 

 

NC Anja Bartels’ hand-turned clay pottery

 

 

 

 

The outdoor, pet-friendly event features a fully vetted, juried selection of fine art. Considered an annual tradition in South Florida, the Las Olas Art Fair also offers the opportunity to meet with the artists, ask about techniques, commission a specific piece and discover the inspiration behind each magnificent creation. 

 

 

PA artist Benjamin Frey’s “Rooms with a View” is a Watercolor Pencil drawing over antique book pages and acrylic paint, inks, pigments and stains. The collaged pages taken from 19th century encyclopedia, schoolbooks, sheet music all relate to the theme of the painting.

 

 

 

EVENT AT-A-GLANCE:

  • Juried, first-class outdoor art gallery showcasing local and national artists 

  • Original Artwork Handmade in America

  • More than 300 artists from 40 different states 

  • Prices set to suit all budgets – ranging from as little as $25 to $40,000 

  • Artists hand-selected by independent panel of expert judges from hundreds of applicants 

  • All artists on site for duration of festival

  • Vast array of artistic media including paintings, sculptures, photography, ceramics, glass, wood, handmade jewelry, collage, mixed media

 

OH jewelry smith Daina Dickens creates intricately constructed beadwork composed of glass and semi-precious elements.


About Howard Alan Events, Inc.:                

Howard Alan Events, a Florida-based company, produces the nation’s top juried art and craft shows. Ranked among the Top 100 Art Fairs in the Country by Sunshine Artist Magazine, from Colorado to Florida, Howard Alan Events produces award winning arts and craft festivals in 40 different locations each year. 

For additional information on the 31st Annual Las Olas Art Fair and other Howard Alan Events art and craft shows across the country, visit www.artfestival.com or call 561-746-6615. 

 

 

 

 

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Broward Quilt Expo Features Vendors, Quilt Exhibit And Sale, Workshops, Demos, Book Signing, Children’s Activities, And More!

Did you know that quilting is a $3.7 billion industry?  The 15th Biennial Broward Quilt Expo (BQE) will feature 30 vendors, 200 quilts on exhibit, Workshops, Quilt Sales, and Demos. Bring your copy of any Jean Wells’ books and have it signed by the author! Activities include free and ticketed events: Miniature Quilt Auction Monday, March 4; Workshops at ArtServe Monday through Thursday, March 4-7; Awards Gala Friday, March 8; Quilt Show and Marketplace Saturday and Sunday, March 9 & 10.   The Rickie Report shares the details and some sneak peeks!  Kudos to the Six Quilt Guilds for combining their efforts to bring this to our area!

 

 

 

 

 

15th Biennial Broward Quilt Expo to Feature book signing with Award winning Quilter Jean Wells

Broward Quilt Expo to showcase 30 vendors, 200 quilts, Workshops, Demos and new this year – quilts for sale.

 Miniature Quilt Auction

 

 

Monday, March 4    

Our miniature quilt auction is a fun event to raise funds for Broward Quilt Expo and the six guilds who organize it. It’s your chance to purchase a gorgeous piece of handmade art for your wall. Over forty quilts will be auctioned.

This is a free event, open to all!

6:00 pm   Doors open: bidder registration, quilt preview

7:00 pm   Auction begins

At:  ArtServe     1350 E Sunrise Blvd, Fort Lauderdale, FL 33304

 

Workshops:

Tara Faughnan

Monday through Thursday, March 4th to 7th 

Pre-register:  www.browardquiltexpo.com

At:  ArtServe   1350 E Sunrise Blvd, Fort Lauderdale, FL 33304

Awards Gala

 

 

Our Awards Celebration is a fun social event, and our chance to gather and honor the makers of the winning quilts in our 2019 show. Ribbons will be awarded in all prize categories.  We will also be treated to a lecture presentation by Hall of Fame quilter Jean Wells.  Wine, beer, soft drinks, and sweet and savory nibbles will be served.

Tickets:   http://www.browardquiltexpo.com

At:  ArtServe   1350 E Sunrise Blvd, Fort Lauderdale, FL 33304

 

Quilt Expo and Marketplace

 

 

 

Saturday, March 9 and Sunday, March 10   10 am – 6 pm

Saturday, March 9  Noon –

Bring your copy of any Jean Wells’ book and have it signed by the author!

 

 

 

1 and 2 Day passes are available at the War Memorial Box Office

At:  War Memorial Auditorium    (954) 828-5380

   800 NE 8th St.    Fort Lauderdale, FL 33304

 

 

 

 

Quilting in the United States spans generations and has grown to a $3 Billion-dollar industry encompassing a variety of styles, techniques and methods. Quilts are as varied as the diverse community that create them.

 

Over these seven days, thousands of viewers will join us to celebrate the uniquely American art form of quilting.  Whether you want to look at beautiful examples of traditional, modern, or art quilts, if you’d like to buy a quilt, learn how to quilt, attend a lecture, or shop for supplies, BQE has it all!

 

And BQE is not just for quilters!  In 2019 we will also be welcoming the entire community with many new activities,  NOT confirmed at press time – please check website for latest updates!

  • Children’s activities 
  • Art Challenge for non-quilters!
  • Lounge and relaxation station.
  • Food trucks.
  • Community events before quilt week.
  • Family-friendly tickets.
  • Much more to be announced!

 

 

 

Vendors will have yards upon yards of fabulous fabric, sewing notions and patterns. Woven wearable’s,art cloths, Japanese threads and much more. New this year is a vendor demonstration area with various quilting and sewing techniques, how to use various tools on the market and much more. All six guilds will be hosting a “Guildtique” with hand made items for sale, basket walk and charity quilt raffles.

 

To make it a family event, Food Trucks will be on hand, so you can take a lunch break and then continue to view the wonderful quilts and shop the vendor floor. New this year is the addition of quilt sales. You can now purchase the quilts on display.

 

BQE is the work of the East Sunrise Quilt Guild, Southern Stars Quilt Guild, Coral Springs Quilters, West Broward Quilters, South Florida Modern Quilt Guild and Quilting in the Pines Guild. All or our funding comes from public support, membership dues, grants and funds from previous events. We are an all-volunteer organization who are crazy about quilts.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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C3 Contemporary Curators Kara Walker Tomé, Lisa Rockford And Leah Brown Introduce New Installation Art At FAT Village. Enjoy Panel Discussion, Viewings And Performance Art

C3 curators, Kara Walker Tomé, Lisa Rockford, and Leah Brown invite the public to a new collective of art, located at the Projects at FAT Village in Ft. Lauderdale.  Several artists including Donna Haynes, TD Gillespie, AdrienneRose Gionta, and Luke Jenkins will talk about their pieces. Roberto Rafael Navarrete will perform inside his installation and answer questions afterward.  Stop by on Sunday, February 17, Saturday, February 23, and Saturday, March 30.  The Rickie Report shares the details and some sneak peeks.

 

 

 

 

 

Free   and   Open   To   The   Public:

Panel discussion:

February 17, 2019    4:00 pm

“Inhabited” at FATVillage Artwalks:

Saturday,  February  23, 6-10pm

Saturday,  March 30, 6-10pm

The Projects at FAT Village

523 NW 1st Ave.     Fort Lauderdale, FL

Martin Casuso “A Biscayne Boy Fort”

 

 

 

The Panel Discussion on February 17, will bring the three core members of C3 together to discuss the formation of the group. Kara Walker Tomé will talk about why she was motivated to start the collective and Leah Brown and Lisa Rockford will talk about why they agreed to be a part of it.  The three will also discuss their collective’s mission and goals.

 

 

“Inhabited” is an exhibition in which 16 artists will explore the concept of a dwelling by creating structural forms that a body or an idea can reside within. The Projects Space will be transformed into a temporary village that becomes an interactive environment, challenging boundaries both physical and psychological.

 

 

Mumbi O’Brien’s  “Orange”  character in an interactive performance with a viewer

 

Several artists exhibiting in “Inhabited” will talk about their pieces, including Donna Haynes, TD Gillespie, AdrienneRose Gionta and Luke Jenkins. Artist Roberto Rafael Navarrete will perform inside his installation Conception and answer questions afterward.

 

AdrienneRose Gionta “90 Hours in a Tinyish Luxury BBW Lyfe”

 

 

Curated by Leah Brown, Lisa Rockford, Kara Walker Tomé

Participating Artists:
Michael Bauman
Kelly Boehmer
Laura Bustamante
Martin Casuso
Tricia Cooke
Vanessa Diaz
TD Gillespie
Adrienne Rose Gionta
Donna Haynes
Luke Jenkins
Anna Kell
Anja Marais
Laura Marsh
Roberto Rafael Navarrete
Mumbi O’Brien
Kerry Phillips

Roberto Rafael Navarrete “Conception”

 

 

 

 

C3 Collective mission: To collaborate with like-minded curators to create innovative contemporary art exhibitions and programming that engage and challenge audiences with new approaches to art making and curation. With members representing the South Florida counties of Palm Beach, Broward and Miami, we are conduits that create exchange between artists and the public through projects that connect communities. C3 functions within the context of current movements, theories and critical dialogue of the national and international contemporary art world.

For more information:

C3 Contemporary Curators Collective Facebook page:

https://www.facebook.com/C3-Contemporary-Curators-Collective-358089121649580/

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World Premiere Of New Musical, Miriam And The Women Of The Desert, By Sheila Firestone Takes Place February 24 In Delray Beach

A new musical, Miriam and the Women of the Desert, composed by Sheila Firestone will premiere on February 24 at St. Paul’s Episcopal Church in Delray Beach, FL. This fascinating Biblical story of Miriam and the women who surrounded her is told in a staged concert with a cast of talented singers. The story’s relevance references today’s  women’s movement for equality.  Sheila is an accomplished composer whose works have been played world wide.  The premiere in Delray Beach will be followed by performances at the Empire Stage Theater in Ft. Lauderdale from March 28 – April 7.   Sheila incorporates music, original visual arts, and the performing arts in her staging.  The Rickie Report shares the details and some sneak peeks.

 

 

 

 

The cast of  Miriam and the Women of the Desert” by Sheila Firestone
Shown here: “Burning Bush”© ,original artwork by Bonita Tabakin

 

 

 

The fully staged production of Sheila Firestone’s new musical, with a cast of talented singers and original artwork by Bonita Tabakin:

“Miriam and the Women of the Desert”

Sunday,  February 24, 2019
4:00  – 5:15  pm

St. Paul’s Episcopal Church
188 South Swinton Avenue    Delray Beach, FL 33444

AND

Thursday, March 28 through April 7, 2019

Empire Stage Theater

  1140 N. Flagler Dr.  Ft. Lauderdale, FL 

 

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Sheila Firestone tells The Rickie Report, “Sitting on the hilltop near Carmiel, in a small community in northern Israel, I hear the chanting of Arab evening prayers around me.  While visiting my family and firstborn grandchild, I am inspired by the beauty of the hills, the calls to prayer, the light, and the voices singing in my head.  Yearly visits to the land of Israel bring new insights and visions. I did not know then that a musical work was growing and that it would take over twenty-two years to complete.”

“After the Storm”© by Bonita Tabakin

Music Director, David Presler, says, ” Florida audiences will be the first to see and enjoy Miriam and the Women of the Desert. It tells the story of the Hebrews’ exodus from Egypt through the eyes of Miriam the prophetess, sister of Moses and Aaron. The work takes audiences on a musical journey, exploring family relationships, aspects of love and generational heritage.  The production has a cast of seven professionally trained singers”. Costumes recreate Biblical garb, and the original art pieces of the scenic design, created by artist Bonita Tabakin, depict the mood of the desert. 

 

 

 
“The Birthing Tent”© By Bonita Tabakin

Miriam’s story of her journey through the desert, surrounded by other Biblical women – Zipporah, Yocheved and the midwives – is drawn from texts of the Torah and Midrash. “This musical is the realization of a vision started in Israel that spans many years of musical study and interest in religion, particularly regarding the role of Biblical women and their family relationships,” says Sheila Firestone.

 

Bonita Tabakin’s art is the backdrop during various scenes of this production.  She depicts woman’s struggles (stories) from The Bible and the 12 books of The Kabballah.  Her work draws  the audience into deeper connections with the singers.  Bonita’s passion has always been “G_d’s set design”. Bonita has been juried into 17 International Biennale art exhibits to represent the US with 59 other countries.  She has been awarded Best in Show by 3 international curators. Ms. Tabakin earned her MBA, MFA, and AA (design and biochemistry).

 

“The Red Sea Escape”© by Bonita Tabakin

 

 

 

Sheila Firestone is an accomplished composer who has studied musical composition since 1987.  As a Delian Society member, Sheila’s orchestral works have been performed in Seattle, WA, France, England and Japan. Her Trio and Dance composition was performed in Washington, DC.  Abraham Lincoln, a choral work, was published in Happy Birthday, Mr. Lincoln Commemorative Collage produced by the National League of American Pen Women. Ms. Firestone is the Music Chair of the Boca Raton Branch of the National League of American Pen Women and was Branch President from 2014 to 2018.  She was recently juried into Adding our Voices: The Jewish Torah of Women in Song, and the Kol Isha Songbook. 

 
 

To purchase tickets, visit Eventbrite or www.miriamandthewomenofthedesert.com

 

Listen to South Florida Live talk show speaking about Miriam and the Women of the Desert:



For more information about Miriam and the Women of the Desert or to schedule an interview, please contact Sheila Firestone at  (561) 391-3610   

Visit Sheila’s website:  sheilafirestone.com

 

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Can Visual Artists Conquer The Changing Marketplace? Clark Hulings Fund For Visual Artists Brings The Tools, Inspiration, And Support At Art Business Conference February 1 & 2

The Clark Hulings Fund for Visual Artists (CHF) announces its Art Business Conference in Ft. Lauderdale, inspiring visual artists to “Conquer the Changing Marketplace.” This weekend long business development workshop will give professional working artists the chance to take a deep dive into the business side of their art careers. Scheduled for February 1 and 2, 2019, the event is funded in part by the Broward County Board of County Commissioners through the Broward Cultural Council. The two-day conference is co-sponsored by ArtServe, an active incubator for Broward County’s growing art community.  This is open to all visual artists.  The Rickie Report shares a $50 discount code for our readers.  Rickie will be one of the presenters at this event.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

The event manifests CHF’s assertion that “Art is a business and artists should run it.” With the art market undergoing rapid and significant change—not only with regard to technology but also HOW art is marketed, bought, and sold—artists need to reclaim their rightful position at the center of the industry. The Art-Business Conference will help them to take charge of their careers, captivate their audience, maximize the extraordinary professional advantages they already possess and sell their art effectively and profitably.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Topics will include building an action plan, creating a brand story, rocking their portfolio, multiplying revenue streams, pricing for profit, selling art online effectively, building a strong support team, squashing resistance, sales strategies, and much more. All sessions are interactive, allowing artists to work together and engage conference leaders with their specific business questions.

 

Elizabeth Hulings

 

 

The program will be led by Elizabeth Hulings, CHF director and co-founder; Carolyn Edlund, CHF sales director, and events manager; and Daniel DiGriz, CHF education director. “South Florida has emerged as an important art hub,” says Hulings. “We are thrilled to be delivering tangible business skills and training in this exciting market.” Edlund, CHF sales director, and events manager; and Daniel DiGriz, CHF education director. “South Florida has emerged as an important art hub,” says Hulings. 

 

Carolyn Edlund

 

 

The event fee is $395.  Tickets are available here. In addition to conference admission, ticket holders will receive one year of “Colleague”-level access to CHF’s Business Accelerator Portal, a comprehensive online learning resource for working artists.

Rickie Report readers!

Use the $50. cost savings code

RICKIE50 when you register

 

Daniel DiGriz

About The Clark Hulings Fund:

The Clark Hulings Fund for Visual Artists (CHF) is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization that champions economic sustainability for working artists. We do this by delivering business education and entrepreneurial learning through a rigorous Business Accelerator, a Digital Learning Portal, in-person education events in local communities, and a federation of artist- formed and artist-led networks of opportunity. All of this work achieves one aim: equip visual artists to thrive as self-sustaining entrepreneurs.

 

For more information, please visit https://clarkhulingsfund.org

For press needs, please contact Susan von Seggern at susan.von.seggern@clarkulingsfund.org

 

 

 

 

 

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