ArtRageous: Downtown Boca’s Art & Craft Festival On October 10 – 11th Honors Breast Cancer Awareness Month

Are you ready for the debut of ArtRageous: Downtown Boca’s Art & Craft Festival on October 10-11, 2015? Produced by Howard Alan Events and hosted by Downtown Boca, this  2 day outdoor gallery style street festival will showcase the work of the finest artists and crafters in the country.  Many of the exhibitors will feature artwork in honor of Breast Cancer Awareness month. Proceeds from the sale of Breast Cancer Awareness artwork will be donated to The Shula Fund at Moffitt Cancer Center. Admission is free and open to the public. In Jacob’s Shoes will be on site accepting donations and support for their efforts to provide shoes and school supplies to local children in need. The Rickie Report shares the details, images and information about the Free Art Giveaway.  This is truly a “community” event – helping others while enjoying ourselves!

 

 

 

ArtRageous: Downtown Boca’s Art & Craft Festival

Saturday October 10

Sunday October 11

10 am – 5 pm

Honoring Breast Cancer Awareness Month

Leading Local & National Artists – Eclectic Displays of Original Art – Unique & Affordable Gift Items – Live Music – Free Art Giveaway

In Jacob’s Shoes will be on site accepting donations and support for their efforts to provide shoes and school supplies to local children in need.

Palmetto Park Road from Federal Hwy to Mizner Boulevard in Downtown Boca

Navigational Address: 72 North Federal Highway, Boca Raton, FL 33432

To Support the Arts and the Local Downtown Boca Community

 Free community event

 

 

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Art Tiles by Tammy Frands

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 October 10-11, 2015, ArtRageous: Downtown Boca’s Art & Craft Festival. The finest artists and crafters in the country will converge upon Palmetto Park Road from Federal Hwy to Mizner Blvd. in the heart of Downtown Boca for a two-day juried outdoor gallery style street art fair. A wide variety of original artwork, functional pieces and unique gift items will be on display and for sale with prices set to suit all budgets. Proceeds from breast cancer inspired artwork will be donated to the Moffitt Cancer Center.

 

 

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In Jacob’s Shoes will be onsite to raise awareness and accept donations of new and gently used shoes and backpacks for local children in need. Produced by Howard Alan Events & hosted by Downtown Boca. Saturday & Sunday, 10:00 am to 5:00 pm, www.ArtFestival.com or downtownboca.org – 561-746-6615. Free.

 

 

 

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Jane & Michael Lewis

Free Art Giveaway artists

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“We are delighted to host Artrageous in Downtown Boca,” said Ruby Childers, Downtown Manager. “In addition to viewing fabulous works of art, event attendees will enjoy dining, shopping and cultural attractions within the beautiful surroundings of Downtown Boca.”

 

 

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Eileen Lovre 
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Howard Alan Events will once again partner with the world-renowned Moffitt Cancer Center, the only National Cancer Institute-designated Comprehensive Cancer Center based in Florida. This not-for-profit hospital and cancer research facility has made a lasting commitment to the prevention and cure of cancer, working tirelessly in the areas of patient care, research and education to advance the fight against this disease. Proceeds from the sale of breast cancer awareness artwork will be donated to The Shula Fund at Moffitt Cancer Center. The fund supports cutting-edge breast cancer research projects that will serve as a resource to accelerate Moffitt’s mission to contribute to the prevention, treatment and cure of cancer.

 

 

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Art Tiles by Tammy Frands

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The artists will line their booths along Palmetto Park Road from Federal Highway to Mizner Boulevard in Downtown Boca Raton. The artistic media will be diverse and will include paintings, sculptures, photography, ceramics, glass, wood, handmade jewelry, collage, mixed media and more. A separate craft marketplace will offer a full spectrum of affordable crafts and gift items. Festival patrons are encouraged to engage the artists as they explore the eclectic exhibits and register to win the free art giveaway. All exhibitors will be present for the duration of the event.

 

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Eileen Lovre
http://www.portraitsbyeileen.com

In Jacob’s Shoes, a public charity providing shoes, backpacks & school supplies to local children in need, will be onsite to raise awareness and accept donations of new and gently used items. Fundraising efforts allow them to also provide grants for camp, aftercare, sports and enrichment programs. “Getting new shoes just isn’t possible for many children in our community,” explains Harlene Zweig, founder and director of In Jacob’s Shoes. “We strive to help children in poverty walk with dignity. We must continue our mission to raise awareness and gain the support of our neighbors throughout South Florida.

 

 

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Jane & Michael Lewis

Free Art Giveaway artists

www.easystreetstudios.com

 

 

Festival promoter Howard Alan Events produces many award-winning juried art fairs throughout the country and Florida including the Las Olas Art Fairs, Boca Fest, the Downtown Delray Beach Festival of the Arts, and Alexandria King Street Art Festival among others. “We are thrilled to provide Boca Raton with another quality art show,” says Howard Alan, founder of Howard Alan Events. “This is a wonderful addition to our Fall line up of high-end art festivals here in South Florida.”

 

Information At-A-Glance:

• ArtRageous: Downtown Boca’s Art & Craft Festival
• Produced by Howard Alan Events
• Hosted by Downtown Boca
• October 10 & 11, Saturday & Sunday, 10:00 am – 5:00 pm
• Location – Palmetto Park Road, from Federal Hwy to Mizner Boulevard
• Free Admission
• Juried outdoor art showcase
• Original Art & Crafts – Handmade in America
• Prices set to suit all budgets – ranging from as little as $25 to $30,000
• Exhibitors hand-selected by independent panel of expert judges from hundreds of applicants
• All artists and crafters on site for duration of festival
• Vast array of artistic media including paintings, sculptures, photography, ceramics, glass, wood, handmade jewelry, collage, mixed media
• In Jacob’s Shoes, a public charity providing shoes, backpacks & school supplies to local children in need, will be onsite to raise awareness and accept donations of new and gently used items.
• Proceeds from the sale of Breast Cancer Awareness artwork to benefit the Moffitt Cancer Center

 

Downtown Boca

Downtown Boca is the city’s main destination for shopping, dining and entertainment. The area is home to festivals such as the Festival of the Arts Boca and Brazilian Beat, as well as more than a dozen cultural attractions and art galleries including the Boca Raton Historical Society & Museum, the Boca Raton Museum of Art and the City’s Mizner Park Amphitheater. Plaza Real, the publicly owned area in Mizner Park, was named one of the Top 10 Great Public Spaces in the U.S. by The American Planning Association. For more information visit www.downtownboca.org.

 

 

 

About Howard Alan Events, Ltd.:

 

Howard Alan Events, a Florida-based company, develops and presents art and craft shows throughout the country. For the past 32 years, Howard Alan Events has produced some of the nation’s finest juried art shows, including more than 40 venues each year such as the Downtown Aspen Art Festival (Aspen, CO), Beaver Creek Art Festival (Beaver Creek, CO), and the Las Olas Art Fairs, (Fort Lauderdale, FL). Several shows are ranked in the top 100 art fairs in the country by Sunshine Artist magazine. The group’s founders personally select culture rich cities for their show locations providing a complete outdoor experience unmatched by other festivals. Each show is unique with works of both established and emerging artists.

 

 

For additional information about ArtRageous: Downtown Boca’s Art & Craft Festival and other Howard Alan Events art and craft shows across the country, visit www.artfestival.com or www.downtownboca.org, email: info@artfestival.com or call: 561-746-6615.

 

 

 

About In Jacob’s Shoes:

The Jacob S. Zweig Foundation, Inc. d/b/a In Jacob’s Shoes was formed in loving memory of Jacob Samuel Zweig. In Jacob’s Shoes honors the love and encouragement Jacob gave to all who knew him and strives to continue Jacob’s way of making a difference in the lives of others. Jacob’s innate and selfless gift of helping and giving to others will live on through In Jacob’s Shoes. The mission of this 501(c)(3) public charity is to provide new and gently used shoes, school supplies and athletic gear to children in need. Grants are also awarded for camp, aftercare, athletic and enrichment programs. Please go to www.InJacobsShoes.org or call (954) 905-2505 to learn more about In Jacob’s Shoes, make a donation or inquire about volunteer opportunities.

 

Connect via Facebook at www.facebook.com/InJacobsShoes and twitter at twitter.com/InJacobsShoes.

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Missy Pierce Is Featured In SOLO Exhibit At Cafe Bleu And Will Benefit Aid To Victims Of Domestic Abuse

Cafe Bleu, in Delray Beach, FL is pleased to announce the opening of the SOLO exhibition “Tilt. An Exhibition Paired with Some Exceptional Coffee.” On view through May 30, are experimental abstract paintings by Florida-based artist, Missy Pierce. There will be an opportunity to meet the artist at the Public Reception on May 15, 2015.  40% of the proceeds from sales will benefit AVDA, Aid to Victims of Domestic Abuse, Inc.  The Rickie Report shares the details here and suggests you stop by, as more art lovers are taking note of her artistry!  Pierce’s work can be found in public and private art collections both in the United States and abroad.

 

 

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CAFE BLEU

Presents a SOLO EXHIBIT

by

Missy Pierce

“Tilt. An Exhibition Paired with Some Exceptional Coffee.”

PUBLIC RECEPTION

Friday, May 15th

6 – 8 pm

Proceeds from Sales Benefit

AVDA, Aid to Victims of Domestic Abuse, Inc.

Exhibit Continues Through May 30th

44 E. Atlantic Avenue      Delray Beach, FL

Hours Sunday through Thursday 7am-10:30pm / Friday and Saturday 7am to midnight

 

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“Rocky Haunts Me” by Missy Pierce

Cafe Bleu is pleased to announce the opening of the SOLO exhibition “Tilt. An Exhibition Paired with Some Exceptional Coffee.” On view through May 30, will be experimental abstract paintings by Artist Missy Pierce. There will be an opportunity to meet the artist at a reception on May 15, 2015, 6:00-8:00pm.

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“Particles.Dark. Very, Very Dark” by Missy Pierce


Café Bleu (formerly Spot Coffee) is located on 44 E. Atlantic Avenue in Delray Beach, FL. Cafe Bleu hours are Sunday through Thursday 7am-10:30pm / Friday and Saturday 7am to midnight.   Proceeds from art sales to help AVDA, Aid to Victims of Domestic Abuse, Inc. AVDA promotes violence-free relationships and social change by offering alternative choices to end violence and domestic abuse. For independent donations, please contact AVDA, Aid to Victims of Domestic Abuse, Inc., PO Box 6161, Delray Beach, FL 33482 (561)265-3797. http://www.AVDAONLINE.ORG

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“The Monster In The Room” by Missy Pierce

 

Pierce specializes in vibrant abstract and figurative paintings that explore the nature of, and search for, identity and inner strength. A repeated theme in her work is that of containment—especially the containment of parts of the self that are concealed in the conflicting roles played in our lives.

 

 

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” Bali” by Missy Pierce

 

Pierce tells The Rickie Report, ” I specialize in vibrant abstract paintings that explore the nature of, and search for, identity.  A theme often repeated in my work is that of “holding it together” or the “containment,” of aspects of one’s self. This dynamic is often explored in the context of domestic roles juxtaposed with conflicting roles as a feminist. In my work, I focus on the images I choose to conceal rather than project in a particular role.  My paintings represent the release of those otherwise suppressed images. “

 

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“Mommy Used To Be So Pretty” by Missy Pierce

 

She goes on to explain, “I work with acrylics, papers, and tar gel applied in multiple layers to create a canvas with texture, depth and history. My work has often been subjected to a final harmonizing agent, such as detailed pattern-making, sanding with power tools or “pours” that have been partially dissolved to reveal evocative glimpses of the underlying layers.”

 

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“The Snarl” by Missy Pierce

 

 

Pierce’s work can be found in public and private art collections both in the United States and abroad, and has been seen in numerous exhibitions. Her work may currently be seen in places as diverse as the Percy Thomson Gallery in Stratford, New Zealand to the Whole Foods Market Cafe in Boca Raton, 1400 Glades Road and the West Boca Imaging Center on 7070 W. Palmetto Park Rd.

 

 

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Missy Pierce Unveiling Art in Public Places Fish in Pompano Beach, FL

 

Pierce was recently commissioned by the City of Pompano Beach to paint one of the twelve five-foot-tall fish sculptures that were installed in public locations along East Atlantic Avenue in Pompano Beach, FL.  She  volunteers as an instructor of elementary school children on group art projects, and has artwork in the permanent collections of the Eastern Institute of Technology Art Department, 17th International Collage Exhibition (Napier, New Zealand), and University of Wisconsin Art Dept.,16th International Collage Exhibition (Marshfield, WI). She has exhibited the City of Dania Beach City Hall (Dania Beach, FL), Kavanagh Gallery (St. Charles, IL), Rosetti Fine Art Gallery (Wilton Manors, FL), 16th International Collage Exhibition, outofsight.co.nz/Ice16,  Art Florida 2014, Broward Art Guild (Fort Lauderdale, FL), EARTH, Broward Art Guild (Fort Lauderdale, FL) and many more.

 

 

 

Missy Pierce’s Memberships and Affiliations include:

• Saatchi Art, http://www.saatchiart.com/profiles/portfolio/id/616919

• Society 6 http://society6.com/missypierce

• International Society of Acrylic Painters

• Women in the Visual Arts (WITVA), Corresponding Secretary to the Board, 2011-present.

• Boca Raton Museum of Art Guild, Associate Member 2011-2012

• Broward Art Guild, Associate Member 2014-present

• South Florida Artists’ Association, 2014-present

• National Association of Women Artists (NAWA), 2014-present

 

Pierce attended the Boca Raton Museum of Art School (2010-2014),  University of San Diego, School of Law, J.D. (1989) and Jaffe Center for Book Arts, Florida Atlantic University (2014-2015).

 

Pierce’s work is also on display at the Bailey Contemporary Art Center (BaCA), in Pompano Beach, where she is a juried member of the studio artist program.  Pierce maintains studios in Boca Raton and at the Bailey Contemporary Art Center, 41 NE 1st St., Pompano Beach, FL.

 

For more information about Missy Pierce’s artwork or this exhibit, please contact:

Missy Pierce – 503.703.0496  or email  pierce.missy@yahoo.com.

Please visit:

 http://www.missypierce.com/events.html

https://www.facebook.com/events/748941351871688/

www.missypierce.com

 

 

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Palm Beach Gardens, FL 33420

Rickie@therickiereport.com

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