St. Lucie Cultural Alliance Announces Arts And Cultural Community Networking Mixer On May 29. Learn More About This Newly Designated Local Arts Agency

The St. Lucie Cultural Alliance is bringing together the arts and cultural community at a networking mixer and celebration on Wednesday, May 29. Artists, musicians, creative professionals, and business, nonprofit and civic leaders are all invited to mix, mingle, and network. St. Lucie Cultural Alliance is celebrating its recent recognition as St. Lucie County’s designated local arts agency.  Walk away with new connections and inspiration! The Rickie Report shares the details about this and other ways to connect to SLCA!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 INVITES  YOU:

 

 

 

 

Wednesday, May 29

5:30 -7:30 pm

Sunrise Theater

117 S 2nd St.    Fort Pierce, FL 34950

 

 

Cost to attend: FREE for St. Lucie Cultural Alliance members and a guest*, $10 for non-members.

If you decide to join St. Lucie Cultural Alliance at or after the event, we will credit your ticket cost toward your new membership.

Questions? Contact Holly Theuns at (772) 462-2783, holly.theuns@artstlucie.org. 

*Call or e-mail us for details about our guest policy.

 

 

 

 

Lisa Fitz-Coy, Communications Manager, tells The Rickie Report, “St. Lucie Cultural Alliance is a young organization, so we’re really trying to build awareness among artists (and galleries and arts organizations as well), about membership and our resources. Artists, musicians, creative professionals, and business, nonprofit and civic leaders are all invited to mix, mingle, and network. St. Lucie Cultural Alliance is celebrating its recent recognition as St. Lucie County’s designated local arts agency.”

 

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For more information:

St. Lucie Cultural Alliance

2300 Virginia Ave  Fort Pierce, FL 34982-5632

 

Resources:

 www.ArtStLucie.org

 https://www.facebook.com/StLucieCulturalAlliance/

 

 

 

 

 

 

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The Friends Of The Port St. Lucie Botanical Gardens Announce 1st Annual Juried Art Show. Applications Open Now For January 4 & 5, 2020

Join the Friends of the Port St. Lucie Botanical Gardens for their first annual Art Show in The Gardens on Saturday, January 4 and Sunday, January 5, 2020. The show will feature artists representing 2D, 3D, Jewelry and Fine Crafts from the Treasure Coast and beyond. Applications are due by November 1, 2019.  The Rickie Report shares the details of this Call to Artists. What a fabulous setting to see your creative artwork!!  Please note: Non-Profit Art Societies and/or Informational Resource Tables will be available at this event for a low fee. What a fabulous way to network with the community!!

 

 

 

 

2410 SE Westmoreland Blvd.     Port St. Lucie, FL    34952
772.337.1959       

Hours: Wednesday – Saturday 10 am to 4 pm  •  Sunday Noon to 4

 

Friends   of   the   Port   St.  Lucie   Botanical   Gardens,   Inc.  

 

 

PRESENTS:

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

1st    Annual    Art    Show    in    The    Gardens

Saturday, January 4, 2020

&

Sunday, January 5, 2020

9 – 4  Each Day 

 

 

Artists Call For:

2D, 3D, Jewelry and Fine Crafts

Applications are due by November 1, 2019  

 

 

 

 

Please note the Jury Fee for all submissions is $25 and is non-refundable. 

The Jury Fee will be applied to your show/booth fee if your are approved.

If you have any questions or issues, please contact Mark Barnes at art@pslbg.org.

You may also download and print the Artist Application, including the Complete Guidelines and Exhibitor Rules & Regulations by clicking HERE ​(it is also listed below).

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

For more information about this event:

If you have any questions or issues, please contact Mark Barnes at art@pslbg.org.

 

 

www.PSLBG.org/artapp

 

 

 

 

 

 

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City Of Port St. Lucie Calls For Outdoor Public Art, Open To All Artists In The US

The City of Port St. Lucie is seeking a landmark, free standing, outdoor sculpture that will be visually appealing from all sides, serve as a focal point for motorists entering and leaving the city, and complement the residential character of the surrounding neighborhoods.  The roundabout is located in a residential area, at NW Bayshore Boulevard and NW Selvitz Road.  The Rickie Report shares the details of this Call to artists and reminds you that you need not be a resident of Port St. Lucie or Florida to apply.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Port St. Lucie is the 8th largest city in Florida and the 3rd largest city in South Florida with over 189,300 residents. It occupies an area of 120 square miles in St. Lucie County on Florida’s east coast, about 50 miles north of West Palm Beach, halfway between Miami and Orlando. Port St. Lucie is proud to be a hometown where people live, learn, work and play, and celebrate all of life’s opportunities and dreams.

 

 

Artists and artist teams submit your proposals for a permanent outdoor public art installation to be exhibited at the roundabout at NW Bayshore Boulevard & NW Selvitz Road.

 

Port St. Lucie is seeking a landmark, free standing, outdoor sculpture that will be visually appealing from all sides, serve as a focal point for motorists entering and leaving the city, and complement the residential character of the surrounding neighborhoods. The roundabout is located in a residential area and the City is seeking proposals that reflect multigenerational families and the City’s motto of being a hometown where people live, learn, work and play.

 

ABOUT PORT ST. LUCIE

Project Description

The roundabout’s interior has a concrete six by six foot base in the center that was designed to accommodate a sculpture.

The commissioned artwork will become part of the City’s permanent public art collection. Proposals should:

• Complement the scale, design and landscaping of the roundabout • Be an original design that requires minimal maintenance
• Be visually appealing from a distance
• Not create a distraction for drivers

While artistic quality is very important, works will be reviewed for durability, safety and appropriateness to the site.

 

Artworks must be structurally sound and able to withstand an outdoor environment in a largely unsupervised area that is not protected from weather or curious viewers.

Port St. Lucie has a subtropical climate that is hot and humid, with intense sun and seasonal heavy rains and hurricane-force winds. Avoiding potential problems such as deteriorating rust and fading should be considered.

 

 

Physical Interpretation & Criteria Goals

There is a 6-foot minimum height preference and 12-foot maximum height preference and it must not exceed more than six feet in width. Other sizes will be considered based on how the proposed art piece fits with the space. Create a sense of community and diversity that reflects the City’s motto, “A City for All People.”

 

 

Budget & Terms

The City’s project budget is not to exceed $200,000. This artwork budget will reflect all costs associated with the project, including but not limited to design and engineering, production, transport, installation, site preparation, and travel expenses.

The City will provide the foundation to support the artwork. However, if unusual foundation needs are proposed by the artist, these costs must be accounted for within their proposed artwork budget.

 

Artist Eligibility

The project is open to all professional artists or artist teams residing in the United States. Local artists are encouraged to apply. If applying as an artist team, please identify the team member who will serve as the lead artist.

One submittal per artist or artist team.

 

Submission materials:

Cover Page (RFP) Provide as a PDF.

  • Identification of the artist’s name or artist’s team name
  • Contact information including mailing address, telephone number, email address and name of contact person (team lead)
  • Statement of Interest (500 characters max)
    Provide a narrative of your interest and how you would approach this project.
  • Statement of Qualifications (500 characters max)
    Describe past work and your experience completing other public art projects.
  • Time frame in which the artist would be able to complete the work f rom award of contract to installation.
  • Estimate of annual maintenance requirements and estimated maintenance expense.
  • Description of materials to be used and their durability.Résumé/CV

• Provide as a PDF (2-page maximum).

References

  • Provide as a PDF.
  • A minimum of two professional references.
  • Include names, addresses and phone numbers.Proposal

• Provide as a PowerPoint presentation.

  • –  First Slide: Brief description of proposed artwork and an explanation of how the artwork represents the City of Port St. Lucie’s motto, “A City for All People.”
  • –  One to Five Slides (Work Samples): Provide at most five samples of completed work, one sample per slide. Submissions from artist teams should reflect samples from each artist.
  • –  One to Five Slides (Conceptual Design): Provide any renderings, sketches, or visual representations of proposed artwork. Provide no more than five samples, one per slide
  • –  One Slide (Itemization): Provide an itemized list of materials used, dimensions and market value.Signed W-9 form.Disclosure Statement. Provide as a PDF.

 

Application Deadline:

Deadline for Submission: May 30, 2019

Responses will be received until 2:00 p.m. on May 30, 2019.

June 2019

June 2019 July 2019

August 2019

September 2019 October 2019 April 2020

General review of application and selection of three finalists by the Selection Panel

Artists notified

Presentations by three finalists at a public meeting for final selection by the Selection Panel for recommendation to City Council

Public Art Advisory Board review of final selection and recommendation to City Council

Final Selection by City Council Artist contract finalized and signed Deadline for artwork installation

The City of Port St. Lucie reserves the right to change the dates of the project timeline, to modify this solicitation, to request additional information or proposals from any or all participating artists, to reopen the competition and/or to accept or reject, at any time prior to the commissioning of a work, any or all design proposals.

 

 

Selection Process

A Selection Panel comprised of a member of the City Council, a member of the Public Art Advisory Board, community stakeholders, and a representative of the Public Works Department will review all submitted materials and select three artist finalists. The three finalists will be required to develop additional presentation materials as well as a maquette of their proposed site-specific artwork and travel to Port St. Lucie to make a formal presentation to the Selection Panel and members of the community. The Selection Panel will then select a final candidate to recommend to City Council. The three selected finalists will be paid an honorarium of $1,500.00 for travel expenses, oral presentation, and material costs.

 

 

Selection Criteria

  • Proposed artwork exhibits artistic merit, quality, and innovate design.
  • Proposed artwork is appropriate to the site in size, materials and structural integrity.
  • Proposed artwork meets the requirements of this Call to Artist.
  • Professional qualifications of artist or artist team and experience with similar public art projects including the fabrication and installation permanent artwork suitable for outdoor elements.
  • Evidence of the artist’s (or artist-team) ability to successfully complete the work as proposed in the timeline.

 

For more information contact:

772-871-5213 • Susan List at slist@cityofpsl.comwww.CityofSPL.com

 

 

 

 

 

 

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International Mosaic Master, Martin Cheek, Offers Two Day Workshop At Pelican Central Mosaic Arts Studio In Ft. Pierce March 16 & 17

Pelican Central Mosaic Arts studio in downtown Ft. Pierce announces a special two day mosaic workshop on March 16 & 17 with visiting instructor, Martin Cheek, of England.  Martin is well known in the international mosaic community as a master mosaic artist and author of over 10 books. He pioneered the use of handmade fusions to create mosaic art.  His themes are varied, but his passion is primarily whimsical (‘cheeky’) animals, especially his peacocks.  The Rickie Report shares the details and urges you to register now!

 

 

 

 

Pelican Central Mosaic Arts

220 Orange Avenue     Ft. Pierce, Florida

Diane Concepcion    Asia Booth    Christine Fitzgerald 

 

Two Day Mosaic Workshop With

MARTIN     CHEEK

 

March 16-17 

INTERNATIONALLY  KNOWN MOSAIC ARTIST

 

 

Fused Glass Pieces offered by Martin Cheek for his Workshops

 

 

 

 

At the workshop, students will enjoy plenty of discussion, practical demonstrations, hands on work and individual instruction. Students are encouraged to bring their own design and use a variety of fusions from the selection Martin brings. The workshop focus is the mosaic process and as each student’s pace is unique – some may not finish. To mitigate the possibility that a student may not complete his project  special fusion kits (new this season) to build specific designs will be available. When you register, you can select a specific kit.

 

Martin Cheek’s Peacock Fused Glass and Mosaic

 

 

 

Martin’s engaging style and humor is the highlight of the workshop. In addition to just having fun, students are going to hear Martin’s take on some of the mosaic fundamentals such as andamento, keystoning, grout and other techniques. Martin will also do various demonstrations throughout the workshop.

 

 

Mosaic Master, Martin Cheek

 

 

A substrate, fusions, stained glass, vitreous tile, millefiori, and smalti will be provided as part of the materials fee.  Don’t miss this opportunity to work with Martin Cheek! The workshop is offered at $375 (plus $75 materials fee). A $200 deposit secures your spot. 30 days before the workshop, the deposit becomes non-refundable. Martin travels from Europe and a lot of preparation is done by both the artist and the studio.

 

 

Fused glass fish kit for Martin Cheek Workshop

 

The location of the workshop is Pelican Central Mosaic Arts, a mosaic studio in lovely downtown Ft. Pierce. The town is emerging as quite the art destination featuring galleries, studios, shops, restaurants and the widely popular Saturday morning market (a vibrant green market with art, food and music) on the waterfront, all within walking distance from the studio.

 

Peacock Mosaic by Martin Cheek

 

 

Diane Concepcion and Asia Booth provide mosaic instruction, studio hours, sell art, create mosaic commissions, offer group classes and provide gallery and classroom space.

To see their student’s art and learn about their upcoming classes and events check their Facebook page www.facebook.com/PelicanCentral

 

About Martin Cheek:

Martin Cheek has been creating mosaics professionally for 30 years and has shared his expertise in six best-selling books on this subject.  With a degree in graphic design from Exeter College of Art & Design in the United Kingdom, Martin went on to work in the film industry as an animator where he set up his own production company, Cheeky Films Ltd.  He has worked on award winning films and puppet animation projects including The Wind in the Willows, Paddington Bear, Noddy in Toyland, and Portland Bill.

As a full time professional mosaic artist, Martin spends his time working on commissioned projects for both private and corporate clients that include museums, schools, parks, and hospitals.  Martin teaches workshops throughout the U.S., U.K., New Zealand, Australia, and Europe.

Martin’s latest book, Fused Glass Mosaics, is a good illustration of  the exciting medium of using fused glass mosaics. The text is a rich bestowment of Martin’s detail to order, his passion and humor, and his you-can-do-it encouragement. This book serves as an art course in mosaics, whereby each chapter offers a different stylistic challenge. In fulfilling these projects, the reader will develop their own individual style.

 

 

To visit Martin’s website please see www.martincheek.co.uk

 

 

 

 

 

 

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17019 SW Sapri Way   Port St. Lucie, FL 34986

Original Fine Art, Decorative & Functional Art, Clothing, Purses, And More At PGA Verano Festival Of Arts Saturday February 9. Free Admission To This Indoor Show

Club Talavera at PGA Verano announces its annual Festival of Arts on Saturday, February 9. This indoor show has free admission and free parking.  Shopping for yourself or your Valentine has never been easier!  Meet the nationally acclaimed and local artists selling sculpture, upcycled art, contemporary jewelry, one of a kind purses, tile art, stained glass jewelry, unique home gifts, leather purses, pine needle baskets, personalized note cards, wood creations, and more!  The Rickie Report shares the details and some sneak peeks.  Musical accompaniment and proceeds benefit the Ft. Pierce Jazz Society Scholarship Fund.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Phone:    772.  345. 1811

One of A Kind Handmade Purses By Elaine Designs

Susan Klahne and Debbie Dunbar “Go with the Flow, Fluid Art Originals”

Handmade wood designs by Dave Vernon

 

One of a kind polymer clay jewelry by Sarita and Marissa Neun

 

MEET  OUR  2019  VENDORS:

 

 

Susan Alby                               Unique Jewelry

Kelly Allen                               Statements2000 Sculpture 

Sandi Beller                           Contemporary Jewelry

Pat Benedetto                         Author,  “The Shadow of His Smile”

Margo Diesso                         Handmade Fabric Wallets/ Clutches

Susan Estrella                        Unique Home Gifts and Jewelry

Cassandra Foxpool               Original Oil Paintings

Tammy Frand                        Original Tile art

 Angela Gardella                    Stained Glass jewelry

 Mary Hine                              Pine Needle Baskets

 Vickie Jacobs                        Glass Garden Art  

Susan Klahne & DebbieDunbar

                                              Go with the Flow, Fluid Art Originals

 Rickie Leiter                           Ocean Stone Jewelry

 Sarita & Marissa Neun         Polymer Clay  Decor, Jewelry

 Frankey Redd                       Jewelry from Repurposed China 

 Ronni Reed                             Contemporary Jewelry

Mandy Sauter                        LuLaRoe Clothing

Ricky Stevens                         Original Artwork

Gina Vanacore                      Leather Purses

Barbara Vennard                Personalized Cards

Dave Vernon                          Wood creations and Decor

Elaine Weber                     One of A Kind Statement Purses

Steve Witucki       Internationally renown creator of Eclectic art

 

 

 

 

 

Author, Pat Benedetto shares her late husband’s life story as the older brother of Tony Bennet

 

 

Hand sewn clutches and wallets by Margo Diesso

 

 

 

 

Pine Needle Basket by Mary Hine

 

 

 

Whimsical Decor by Susan Estrella

 

 

 

Artworks by Steve Witucki

For more information:

sandra.brickley@fsresidential.com

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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17019 SW Sapri Way   Port St. Lucie, FL 34986

St.Lucie Cultural Alliance Announces Master Mobile Photography Class With Mitch Kloorfain On Saturday January 26

The St. Lucie Cultural Alliance announces Master Mobile photography class with renown photojournalist, Mitch Kloorfain on Saturday, January 26 in Fort Pierce, FL. Learn to use your mobile phone camera to take better shots, use natural light, how to edit photos, and more.  This workshop is perfect for artists and other creative professionals who are looking to build a professional brand.  The Rickie Report shares the details here.  We urge you to register before all of the seats are taken!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

MASTER     MOBILE    PHOTOGRAPHY

Saturday, January 26

 9:30 – 11:30 am  

 

 

$10 for Members  $20 for Non-Members

at

Main Street Fort Pierce

REGISTER AT:

www.Artstlucie.org

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

For more information about the event or other workshops, exhibits or activities:

www.artslucie.org

 

 

 

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17019 SW Sapri Way   Port St. Lucie, FL 34986

 

 

Enjoy Free Tour Of Open Studios In Martin County For 3 Days January 19, 20, 21 And See How Artists Create!

The Martin Artisans Guild presents: 3rd Annual 2019 Martin County Open Studios Tour (MCOST) on Saturday, January 19, Sunday, January 20, and Monday, January 21, 2019. A diverse group of 33 artists will participate for the expanded 3 days!  This event is free to the public. Information guide booklets will be available at numerous locations as well as at each art studio and on a Free APP.  Artist’s studios are in the Jensen Beach, Stuart, Palm City and Hobe Sound. Tour participants will be able to see actual working studios where original artwork is produced and interact with the artists. Original artwork will be available for purchase.  The Rickie Report shares the details and some peeks at last year’s event. Get the Free APP now! 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

PRESENTS:

 

MARTIN    COUNTY    OPEN    STUDIO    TOUR

 

 

JANUARY  19, 20, 21, 2019  

~FREE   To   ATTEND~

10 am – 5 pm  each day

MARTIN   COUNTY, FL

 

 

 

 

mcopenstudiotour@gmail.com

mcost.org

 

 

MAP IS AVAILABLE ON OUR FREE DOWNLOADABLE APP:

 

Click here for guide book link:

The Art Studio Tour features local artists working in a wide range of mediums: painting, drawing, sculpture, glass, ceramics, jewelry, mixed media and textiles. Artist’s studios are in the Jensen Beach, Stuart, Palm City and Hobe Sound areas.

 

 

Tour participants will be able to see actual working studios where original artwork is produced and interact with the artists. Original artwork will be available for purchase.

 

 

The first studio tour in 2017 was well attended and highly successful for all involved. The Martin County Open Studio Tour has become a traditional event every January in Martin County. This event is free to the public and information guide booklets will be available at numerous locations as well as at each art studio.

 

 

Click HERE for VIDEO:

 

 

 

 

 

This years Artists include:

Ed Douglas

Carol Kepp

Duane Hatfield

Suzanne Connors

Geoffrey Smith

Laura Kay Darvill

Alex Murray

Lynne Barletta

Alicia Jones

Alice Laputka

Abigail Afong- sponsored student artist

Christopher Carnes- sponsored student artist

Jane Baldridge

Amber Moran

Mallo Bisset

Tepa Charles

Maria Miele

Helen Kagan

Danuta Rothschild

Eduardo Gomez Rojas

Torenzo Ganaway

Mia Lindberg

Sharon Ferina

Diana Rell Dean

Jim Dirks- Stuart Stained Glass

Deborah Elaine

Barb Bucci- James J. DeMartis Collection

Denise Justice

Rosalind Neilen

Sally Browning Pearson

Chris Kling

Lorrie Goss

Cristina De la Vega

 

A free downloadable APP called “Martin County Open Studio Tour” is also available with artists and location information. Participation provides a wonderful opportunity for the community to experience the process of making art. More information is available on the following media sites: MCOST.org., Facebook, and the free phone APP.

For more information:

mcopenstudiotour@gmail.com

mcost.org

Thank you To Our Sponsors:

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Martin Artisans Guild’s 3rd Annual Martin County Open Studio Tours Bring You To The Artists On January 19, 20, 21. Free Map and App Are Available. Support Local Artists! See Where Creativity Soars!

The Martin Artisans Guild presents: 3rd Annual 2019 Martin County Open Studios Tour (MCOST) on Saturday, January 19, Sunday, January 20, and Monday, January 21, 2019. A diverse group of 33 artists will participate for the expanded 3 days!  This event is free to the public. Information guide booklets will be available at numerous locations as well as at each art studio and on a Free APP.  Artist’s studios are in the Jensen Beach, Stuart, Palm City and Hobe Sound. Tour participants will be able to see actual working studios where original artwork is produced and interact with the artists. Original artwork will be available for purchase.  The Rickie Report shares the details and some peeks at last year’s event. Get the Free APP now! Stop by Geoffrey Smith Gallery for the Preview beginning January 10th!

 

 

 

 

 

PRESENTS:

 

MARTIN    COUNTY    OPEN    STUDIO    TOUR

 

 

JANUARY  19, 20, 21, 2019  

~FREE   To   ATTEND~

10 am – 5 pm  each day

MARTIN   COUNTY, FL

 

 

 

 

 

This year’s Preview Exhibit will be Jan 10-12

Geoffrey Smith Gallery

Port Salerno

Opening Reception:  January 10th  6- 8:30 pm 

January 11th  Exhibit  10 am- 6 pm

January 12th : VIP Gala  6:30- 8:30 pm

mcopenstudiotour@gmail.com

mcost.org

 

 

MAP IS AVAILABLE ON OUR FREE DOWNLOADABLE APP:

 

Click here for guide book link:

 

 

The Art Studio Tour features local artists working in a wide range of mediums: painting, drawing, sculpture, glass, ceramics, jewelry, mixed media and textiles. Artist’s studios are in the Jensen Beach, Stuart, Palm City and Hobe Sound areas.

 

 

Tour participants will be able to see actual working studios where original artwork is produced and interact with the artists. Original artwork will be available for purchase.

 

 

The first studio tour in 2017 was well attended and highly successful for all involved. The Martin County Open Studio Tour has become a traditional event every January in Martin County. This event is free to the public and information guide booklets will be available at numerous locations as well as at each art studio.

 

 

Click HERE for VIDEO:

 

 

 

 

 

This years Artists include:

Ed Douglas

Carol Kepp

Duane Hatfield

Suzanne Connors

Geoffrey Smith

Laura Kay Darvill

Alex Murray

Lynne Barletta

Alicia Jones

Alice Laputka

Abigail Afong- sponsored student artist

Christopher Carnes- sponsored student artist

Jane Baldridge

Amber Moran

Mallo Bisset

Tepa Charles

Maria Miele

Helen Kagan

Danuta Rothschild

Eduardo Gomez Rojas

Torenzo Ganaway

Mia Lindberg

Sharon Ferina

Diana Rell Dean

Jim Dirks- Stuart Stained Glass

Deborah Elaine

Barb Bucci- James J. DeMartis Collection

Denise Justice

Rosalind Neilen

Sally Browning Pearson

Chris Kling

Lorrie Goss

Cristina De la Vega

 

 

A free downloadable APP called “Martin County Open Studio Tour” is also available with artists and location information. Participation provides a wonderful opportunity for the community to experience the process of making art. More information is available on the following media sites: MCOST.org., Facebook, and the free phone APP.

For more information:

mcopenstudiotour@gmail.com

mcost.org

Thank you To Our Sponsors:

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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

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Pelican Central Mosaic Arts Studio/Gallery Announces Grand Opening In Art-Friendly Fort Pierce On Saturday, October 13th

The mosaic ladies have arrived in Fort Pierce! If you’re interested in mosaics, you’ve heard of Diane Concepcion and Asia Booth! They’ve been creating/teaching mosaic art in Martin County for years. Diane and Asia have had studios in several locations, including an urban farm! Their journey has led them to Fort Pierce, which is experiencing a true renaissance.  The new studio, Pelican Central Mosaic Arts announces the Grand Opening Party on Saturday,  October 13th.  The studio is a special place that includes a gallery, plenty of classroom space, and resident artist Christine Fitzgerald of Christine’s Coastal Treasures. The new space is available for other artists to teach as well!   The Rickie Report shares the details and some sneak peeks.  Meet and greet the artists, take a look at the great studio space, ask about the classes, create a ‘Make and Take’, and share some refreshments.  While you are in Ft. Pierce, you’ll want to explore the Saturday farmers market, live music, water front, restaurants and many other art galleries in town.

 

 

 

Pelican Central Mosaic Arts

220 Orange Avenue     Ft. Pierce, Florida

Diane Concepcion    Asia Booth    Christine Fitzgerald 

 

 

 

 

Pelican Central Mosaic Arts

Announces   Its   Grand   Opening   Celebration

Saturday, October 13th

Noon – 6 pm

220 Orange Ave. Ft Pierce, FL    

 

 

Asia Booth and Diane Concepcion

 

 

Fort Pierce, the home of the A.E.Backus Museum and Florida’s beloved Highwaymen, is synonymous with art.   The city is alive with new restaurants, craft breweries, art galleries, art co-ops and all kinds of unique shops.  The long standing Saturday Farmers’ Market on the waterfront is as busy as ever. Every Saturday, not just during snowbird season-but all year long, you will find art vendors, food vendors, a green market with fresh local produce plus a big selection of artisanal food products and live music. The market has been a local tradition since 1997. Diane Concepcion and Asia Booth have both previously exhibited/sold their mosaics at the Art Connection, in the historic Arcade Building, an artist owned co-op with 30 plus artists of all types of media. Lively Fort Pierce’s downtown has an ever expanding art community and calendar of unique city events, like the Monthly Art Walk. That convinced them to stay!

 

 

 

Downtown Fort Pierce

 

 

The new studio, Pelican Central Mosaic Arts, has been open since September 1st, but the official Grand Opening party is Saturday, October 13th.  The new studio is a special place that includes a gallery, plenty of classroom space, and resident artist Christine Fitzgerald of Christine’s Coastal Treasures.  Diane, the founder of the original mosaic studio, was essentially self-taught until she retired and found time to study at the Union Square Art Cooperative in NYC. She continued working with the most highly regarded artists in the mosaic community. Diane loves mosaic garden art (stepping stones, flower pots, gazing balls) or functional art (house numbers, picture frames, table tops) but to sooth her artistic soul, it’s usually a pelican. Hence the name of the studio!

 

 

 

Pelican Mosaic by Diane Concepcion

 

 

 

Asia found her passion for mosaic art in high school. All it took was one project in a studio art class to have her hooked. From there she began to experiment with glass, and began creating stained glass mosaics in her spare time. Before she met Diane, she had been working out of her home and selling her art at fairs and shows. Now with more time and space to devote to mosaics, she loves to recreate video game characters, peacocks, and especially dragons out of glass. She also enjoys helping self- proclaimed “non-crafty” people to find their inner artist.

 

Mosaic by Asia Booth

 

 

 

Christine Fitzgerald has been a teaching artist for over 30 years. Her passion is helping her students to get their creative juices flowing…for them to enjoy creating…and not to be intimidated…all in a fun, relaxed atmosphere. Christine has taught all over the world on high end cruise ships for the last 18 years. She also started an art program at a local nonprofit, teaching adults with special needs to express themselves through art. Christine recently closed her coastal store and classroom in Jensen Beach, and is now excited to have an art studio in her own community of Ft. Pierce. Her resin art classes are all the rage, and fill up quickly, so don’t miss out! Come play, learn and create with Christine.

 

 

 

 

Christine Fitzgerald with one of her resin mosaic creations

 

 

 

 

 

The creatives of Pelican Central Mosaic Arts all give one-on-one or group instruction. There are studio hours by appointment or on ‘drop in days’. They have developed several classes which they give in the studio or ‘Out and About’ at locations around Martin and St Lucie counties, such as the highly popular Mosaic Jewelry class. Another fun ‘ladies night; class is the ever popular Coastal Shapes. In a 3 hour all-inclusive class you’ll make a fun coastal wall hanging in the shape of a seahorse, turtle, pineapple, mermaid or one of the many other shapes available.  The new space in Fort Pierce is available for other artists to come and teach as well!

 

 

Mosaic Jewelry Class

 

 

Tropical Shapes Class

 

 

 

For more information:

Diane Concepcion 732 804-4715

Asia Booth  772 682-9180

Christine Fitzgerald  561 601-9157

Look for more info and upcoming classes on our Facebook page

www.facebook.com/PelicanCentral

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Elliott Museum Goes Back To 40s For A Swingin’ Fundraiser As “Thanks For The Memories Celebration of Bob Hope” Exhibition Continues Til Nov. 26th

On November 9th, the sleek and modern Elliott Museum will be transported back in time as it becomes the setting for Thanks for the Memories: A Celebration of the 1940s, Bob Hope, Frances Langford, the USO, Big Band Music, Swing Dance, and Golf!  Celebrating the Elliott’s “Bob Hope, An American Treasure” exhibit, this fun party will take you back to another era.  Dance the night away to the 40’s sound of the FDO-Big Swingin’ Band. Party in a USO Canteen with fun 40’s food and an open bar.  Their Cigarette Girl will have raffle tickets available, and you can bid on silent auction items. Pose for photos in a beautiful 1947 Packard, guarded by a WWII-era tank!.  The Rickie Report shares the details about this amazing FUNdraiser and urges you to get your tickets now!  Have a GOOD TIME for a GOOD Cause and reminisce those GOOD MEMORIES!  

 

 

825 NE Ocean Boulevard    Stuart, FL.

772-225-1961   www.elliottmuseum.org

 

 

“Thanks for the Memories” Fundraiser Event

at the

Elliott Museum

 

 

 

Bob Hope and Frances Langford eat at a mess hall in 1945 while on their USO Tour. Photo: Elliott Museum Archive

 

 

 

Thursday, November 9th

6 – 10 pm

Tickets are $100 per person or $180 per couple

RSVP to 772-225-1961 or email RSVP@elliottmuseum.org

You may also RSVP on our website at www.ElliottMuseum.org/events

All proceeds benefit the Elliott Museum’s Annual Giving Campaign

 

Frances Langford and Bob Hope perform in 1944 in the South Pacific. Photo by Bureau of Aeronautics; Elliott Museum Archives

 

 

On November 9th, the sleek and modern Elliott Museum will be transported back in time some 70 years when it becomes the setting for Thanks for the Memories: A Celebration of the 1940s, Bob Hope, Frances Langford, the USO, Big Band Music, Swing Dance, and Golf!  Celebrating the Elliott’s “Bob Hope, An American Treasure” exhibit, this fun party will take you back to another era.  Whether you’re “In the Mood for Love” or swinging to the beat of the “Boogie Woogie Bugle Boy”, you can dance the night away to the 40s sound of the FDO-Big Swingin’ Band. Try swing dance lessons or party in a USO Canteen with fun 40s food and an open bar. There will be prizes for the best 1940s costumes. Our Cigarette Girl will have raffle tickets available, and you can bid on our silent auction items. A WWII-era tank will stand guard while you pose with your guests for photos in our beautiful 1947 Packard.  

1947 Packard – Elliott Museum Collection

 

 

Since Stuart’s own Frances Langford is synonymous with the music of that era, it will be a particularly nostalgic evening for long-time Treasure Coast residents. You will enjoy the additions to the Bob Hope exhibit from the Elliott’s own Frances Langford collection.

“Bob Hope: An American Treasure”, on exhibit through November 26th, is a traveling show from the World Golf Hall of Fame in St. Augustine. The exhibit features many snippets of Hope’s long career, and many artifacts from his personal life. The exhibit was produced with the help of the Bob & Dolores Hope Foundation.   The Presenting sponsor is Strategic Retirement Group.

 

 

For more information about this event, classes, exhibits, workshops or membership:

The Elliott Museum is located at 825 NE Ocean Boulevard in Stuart, FL

772-225-1961

www.ElliottMuseum.org

Facebook: https://facebook.com/elliottmuseum

 

 

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

Rickie Leiter, Publisher

Rickie@therickiereport.com   561-537-0291

17019 SW Sapri Way   Port St. Lucie, FL 34986