Maria Paz’s SOLO Exhibit At Hatch 1121 Features “Divas & Drag Queens” Painted On Canvas And Found Objects

This SOLO exhibition of work created by Maria Paz at Hatch 1121 includes 1500 square feet of DIVAS !!  “Divas & Drag Queens”  are painted on large and small canvases plus tote bags, jewelry, small gift items and more! Perfect for holiday gift giving and art collectors, the Free Public Opening Reception takes place on Friday, December 1st.  There will be closing Reception on Friday, December 29th as well.  The Rickie Report shares the details and some sneak peeks of this fun and glamorous show. In the meantime, stop by and visit Maria’s working studio and art gallery, ART Studio Cafe in Lake Worth.

 

 

 

M A R I A      P A Z

SOLO  EXHIBTION

 

“DIVAS”

Opening Reception:

Friday, December 1st

6 – 10 PM

 

Closing Reception:

Friday, December 29th

6 – 10 PM

Hatch 1121

1121 Lucerne Avenue    Lake Worth, FL

561.667.3923

 

 

 

 

 

 

Maria Paz shares one of her favorite quotes with The Rickie Report, ” True art is not a gimmick, it is a creative process where what is created evokes an emotion …. if I can do that through my work, I would have done my job”.  Born in Manila, Philippines, Maria came to Boston, MA at age 8. At age 11, Maria took “Perspective Architectural Drawing” where “outdoor field work” was involved at The Boston Museum of Fine Arts every Saturday morning. At age 14, she studied Acrylic & Oil Painting during the summer months at Massachusetts College of Art(MASSART). Cable vision hired Maria to design & build their backdrop while she was still a high school student!

Handpainted furniture by Maria Paz

 

Wanting to be an Art Major, Maria began building her portfolio in high school & was awarded scholarships, including the Bergfors Rice Award.  With offers from Pratt Institute in Brooklyn, Rhode Island School of Design (RISD), and Parsons NY, Maria chose the School of Visual Arts (SVA) in New York to study Fine Arts as it had many “working artists” as professors.

 

Artwork by Maria Paz

 

 

 

Maria also lived in Paris, France for 6 months and studied Fine Art at Parsons in Paris. Her “Reclining Nude” was exhibited at a Paris gallery.  Upon returning to NY & living in Manhattan, Maria worked while studying nude figurative drawing at The Arts Student’s League.  She was often commissioned to paint portraits, which can be found in numerous private collections internationally.

 

Portrait by Maria Paz

 

 

Maria’s work has been seen at many exhibitions including: NUDENite in Orlando, ARTUndressed in Miami, WPB Waterfront, Fatsvillage Fort Lauderdale, Boynton Beach, Manalapan, and Evening on The Avenue in Lake Worth. Local Murals in Lake Worth include: Brick Oven Pizza, Awe Flowers, North L St Building, Chicks With Kicks, Dixie Highway, CarriElle’s Closet plus private commissioned murals in West Palm Beach and Boca Raton. 

Mural by Maria Paz

 

Maria offers private lessons and small classes at ART Studio Cafe.  Visitors can enjoy a fresh cup of  Cafe Con Leche while they watch her and other artists paint.  Her custom art includes portraits, furniture and murals.  Artists interested in renting studio space should contact her.  Don’t miss the upcoming events: Sip & Paint Classes, Figurative Study with a Live Model,and “Drag & Draw”.

 

For more information contact:

Maria Paz  561.667.3923  (text or call)

ART Studio Cafe
410 2nd Avenue North  Lake Worth, FL 33460
561 667 3923

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/mariapazarts/

 

 

 

 

 

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Levis JCC Features Karen Shlomberg Windchild, “Artist As Shaman And Myth Maker” With Free Exhibit And Lecture

Karen Shlomberg Windchild’s Solo Exhibit opens at the Levis JCC in Boca Raton on December 6, 2017. Windchild’s work embodies spiritual and natural forces through materials such as paint, clay, and found objects. Each work displays honed technique, respect for craft, and a passion for deeper meaning. Windchild believes art was and still can be a universal language, connecting all ancient native cultures as well as our own, and conjuring the earth-spirit energies into material form. The Rickie Report shares the details and some sneak peeks.  RSVP to attend the FREE events.

 

 

 

9801 Donna Klein Blvd.   Boca Raton, FL 33428

www.levisjcc.org

 

 

 

 

PRESENTS:

Karen Shlomberg Windchild

“Artist as Shaman and Myth Maker”

Adult University Lecture

Wednesday, December 6th

2:30 pm

Opening Reception:

Wednesday, December 6th

3:30 – 5:00 pm

 

 

Both opening reception and adult university lecture are free and open to the public.

Please call 561-558-2520 for more information or to RSVP for the opening reception and/or adult university lecture.

Nathan D. Rosen Museum Gallery hours:

Monday – Friday; 9:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m. Admission to the gallery is free

 

Karen Windchild and her Buffalo Sculpture

 

 

Discussing and demonstrating the ancient role of artist as shaman and myth maker, Karen Sholmberg Windchild infuses energy into ordered matter as the essence of both ritual and art. She brings love and respect for her materials, technique, traditions, inspiration, self and for one’s part in the whole. Karen has recently returned from Santa Fe, where she successfully created the first buffalo statue on the desert as part of The Adobe Buffalo Project ( https://www.facebook.com/adobebuffaloproject/). She will share the progress of this art installation, which serves as a community building project, an educational forum, and a shamanic act of healing and transformation.

Artwork by Karen Windchild

 

 

Karen tells The Rickie Report, “ I feel guided when doing my best work, becoming an open window through which beings who wish to materialize can enter. I get a sense of what they want to become. I love the richness of contrasting color and materials and respect the uniqueness of each.  Often I don’t know what a piece is about until it’s done. It reveals itself sometimes clearly, sometimes subtly, to whoever takes the time to sense its nature.  I believe in the ancient role of artist as shaman and myth maker, infusing energy into ordered matter as the essence of both ritual and Art: bringing love and respect for materials, technique, traditions, providence, inspiration, self and for one’s part in the whole, so that all may prosper”.

 

Artwork by Karen Windchild

 

 

Karen Shlomberg Windchild has been an artist since childhood in Connecticut.  She received her BFA studying sculpture and ceramics at the University of Michigan, and her Masters of Fine Arts from Penn State, has taught at various colleges, art and community centers since 1975. Her work has been exhibited in galleries and museums including the Wadsworth Athenaeum, the Ft. Lauderdale Museum of Art and the Boca Raton Museum of Art.  Ms. Windchild’s work appears in many distinguished private collections, as well.  She is a resident of Delray Beach, exhibits & lectures nationally, and maintains a studio where she accepts commissions, and shows by appointment.

 

Sculpture by Karen Windchild

 

 

 

The Phyllis & Harvey Sandler Center at the Adolph & Rose Levis Jewish Community Center provides a welcoming environment and a sense of community for active adults of all ages to pursue high quality and enriching educational, cultural, social and recreational experiences. Membership is not required to participate in programs. The Levis JCC welcomes individuals of all ages, races, and religious affiliations living in South Florida.

For more information about these classes, workshops and other events:
www.levisjcc.org

 

 

 

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Free, 2nd Annual West Palm Beach Arts Festival At Armory Art Center Campus December 2-3, 2017

On Saturday and Sunday, December 2 and 3, 2017, the Armory Art Center will present the 2nd Annual West Palm Beach Arts Festival.  This free festival features 80 artist from across Florida and from around the U.S. including artists working in ceramics, drawing, textiles, glass, jewelry, photography, printmaking, sculpture, mixed-media, and painting. There will live music, food vendors, Armory Studio demonstrations and an artist talk with Sam Perry.  The Rickie Report shares the details here.

 

 

 

 

 

Armory Art Center Campus
811 Park Place  West Palm Beach, FL 33401

www.westpalmbeachartsfestival.com

 

 

 

2nd Annual West Palm Beach Arts Festival

Saturday and Sunday, December 2-3, 2017

10 am to 5 pm

FREE

Armory Art Center Campus

811 Park Place  West Palm Beach, FL 33401

 

 

Shoppers at 1st Annual West Palm Beach Arts Festival

 

This free festival features 80 artist from across Florida and from around the U.S. including artists working in ceramics, drawing, textiles, glass, jewelry, photography, printmaking, sculpture, mixed-media, and painting. There will live music, food vendors, Armory Studio demonstrations and an artist talk with Sam Perry.

 

Original Artwork by Anthony Burks

 

 

A variety of live music groups will play through the weekend interspersed with Armory studio demonstrations. Scheduled performers are the Roaring Kelly Band, Palm Beach Pipes and Drums, the Johnny Bonez Band, Les Nuages, the Orchid City Brass Band, and Nick Manzino.

 

One of a Kind Handmade jewelry

 

Between musical acts attendees can see live demonstrations of printmaking and papermaking, painting and sound, raku firing, 3D jewelry making, large pots thrown on the potter’s wheel, and block printing. Armory instructor Sam Perry will be discussing his solo exhibition, “Social Set: Paintings, Drawing, and Videos by Sam Perry” in the East Gallery.

 

Original Artwork by Bonnie Wilburn

 

This West Palm Beach Arts Festival is a great event for families. Parents will have an option to browse the festival while their children learn to create holiday projects with Armory instructors in the Kids Zone.

Handblown Glass, both decorative and functional

 

 

Food vendors will be on site. Beer, wine, and signature cocktails made with Tito’s Handmade Vodka will be sold.

 

Ceramics Demonstration 

 

Landscape painters from Plein Air Palm Beach will be stationed throughout the Armory campus painting scenes from the festival.

The Armory Art Center is grateful to the festival sponsors including Tito’s Handmade Vodka, The Palm Beach Post, Jupiter magazine, The Palm Beacher magazine, WRMF radio, WEAT radio, Palm Beach International Academy, Don and Linda Silpe, and Palm Beach State College.

 

 

ENTERTAINMENT    SCHEDULE

 

 

SATURDAY, DECEMBER, 3RD

10:20 AM   Welcome

10:30 AM    Palm Beach State College Jazz Quartet

11:30 AM     Printmaking & Papermaking

12:00 PM    PalmBeach Pipes & Drums

1:30 PM       Palm Beach State College Jazz Sextet

2:00 PM      Painting & Sound

2:30 PM      Palm Beach State College Jazz Septet

3:30 PM     Raku Demonstration

3:45 PM     Johnny Bonez Band

 

SUNDAY, DECEMBER 4TH

10:30 AM     Roaring Kelly Band

12:00 PM      3D Jewelry Demo

12:30 PM      Les Nuages

1:45 PM       Ceramics, Large Pots Demo

2:00 PM     Orchid City Brass Band

2:45 PM     Blockprinting Demo

3:30 PM    Nick Manzino

  

East Gallery: 11:30 am – 4:30 pm Sam Perry will be in the gallery to discuss his solo exhibition Social Set: Paintings , Drawing and Videos by Sam Perry. Sam is an instructor at the Armory and Palm Beach Atlantic College

 

 

The Armory Art Center is grateful to the festival sponsors including Tito’s Handmade Vodka, The Palm Beach Post, Jupiter Magazine, The Palm Beacher magazine, WRMF radio, WEAT radio, Palm Beach International Academy, Don and Linda Silpe, and Palm Beach State College.

 

 

 

The mission of the Armory Art Center is to inspire the creation and experience of art. The Armory’s vision is to be the leading visual arts education and exhibition center of the Palm Beaches. Housed in an historic Art Deco building, the Armory provides art classes for students of all ages, exhibitions, art salons, lectures, and special events. Held in twelve state-of-the-art studios, nearly 100 courses are offered including ceramics, digital arts, drawing, glass fusing, jewelry, painting, printmaking, fibers, sculpture, and 12 exhibitions are hosted throughout the year in four galleries.

For more information, visit www.armoryart.org or call 561-832-1776

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Internationally Artist, “Murf”, Celebrates 30 Years With Howard Alan Events At Downtown Delray Beach Thanksgiving Art Weekend

Marvin “Murf” Murphy is celebrating 30 consecutive years as a participating artist in Howard Alan Events (HAE). Starting with Boca Fest in 1988, the Weston resident was one of a handful of artists outside the Town Center Mall. As the HAE events grew, so did Murf’s reputation and skill. Eventually, he would quit his day job to become a full-time artist while raising four artists of his own. This month, Murf’s daughter Tyler will follow in her father’s footsteps and launch her artistic career during the 18th Annual Downtown Delray Beach Thanksgiving Art Festival on November 25 – 26.  The Rickie Report shares the details and some sneak peeks.

 

 

 

18th Annual

Downtown Delray Beach Thanksgiving Weekend Art Festival

Saturday, November 25  &  Sunday, November 26

10 -5  Both Days

Free Admission

 

Navigation address:   201 E Atlantic Avenue in Delray Beach, FL

 

 

 

“Fire and Ice” acrylic palette knife and brush painting by Murf

 

 

 

Back in 1988, Murf was a professional window-tint technician, working on both vehicles and commercial buildings. Naturally artistic, he began adding differing tint hues, cut into nautical shapes over the darker or lighter base tints. His tint “scenes” became a hit, and he used this technique to create art deco framed panels, which he would sell on occasion during indoor mall art shows. During the Erte era, Murf’s work quickly became highly sought, with entire yachts festooned with the young tinter’s work. When Howard Alan began producing art shows in South Florida, Murf was one of his first artists. Las Olas Art Fair, Downtown Delray Beach Festival of the Arts – Murf was a mainstay, and his art evolved along with the shows themselves.

 

Murf Murphy’s Art At A Howard Alan Art Festival

 

 

 

Howard Alan took his art festival shows on the road during the hot summer months, touring Chicago, Ohio, Colorado and others, and Murf and his wife Rhonda toured with him. By 1990, Murf’s work evolved to 3-D creations and he was able to devote himself to his art full-time. That same year he and Rhonda had their first daughter, Alanna. Brittany was born two years later, followed by daughter Tyler in 1995 and Kelsi in 1997. Throughout that time, he and his four daughters were on the road every summer, touring with HAE from one show to the next. The Festivals gave the Murphy family the chance to see the country, meet hundreds of other artists and spend quality time together.

 

The Artistic and Creative Murphy Family

 

 

Murf’s artistic success grew over the decades and many of his designs have been added to the collections of noted musicians and public figures including Richard Elliot, Dav Koz and President Clinton. Murf was invited in 2006 to the U.N. Ambassadors Ball for a special farewell celebration in honor of then U.N. Secretary-General and Nobel Peace Prize winner Kofi Annan. Murf’s original painting “In a Perfect World” was the feature piece for the event. He also presented the new U.N. Secretary-General Ban Ki-Moon with his “Earth Island” lithograph in 2010, and was thanked by Vice President Al Gore for Murf’s commitment to environmental preservation.

 

 

 

Artwork by Murf Murphy

 

All of Murf’s four daughters grew up to be talented artists themselves, with different skills in varying mediums. Daughter, Tyler, a gifted photographer and recent UF journalism school graduate, will follow in her father’s footsteps with a booth of her own during the 18th Annual Downtown Delray Beach Thanksgiving Art Festival. While many practice art as a hobby during non-working hours, Murf credits festivals like Howard Alan’s for giving him a lifelong career that not only supported his family, but also nurtured a love and appreciation for the artist life in the next generation.

“City of Roses” by Tyler Murphy

 

See Murf and his daughter Tyler during the 18th Annual Downtown Delray Beach Thanksgiving Art Festival November 25 – 26 from 10 am to 5 pm both days. Murf will also be participating in the 30th Anniversary Las Olas Art Fair January 6 – 7, 2018.

 

 

Visit www.artfestival.com for more information.

 

 

 

 

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Artisans On The Ave Hosts “La Mesa Exhibition And Bazaar” November 17- 26th. Public Reception And Food Drive Are Included

In cooperation with the Ceramic League of the Palm Beaches, Artisans On The Ave is proud to invite the public to “La Mesa Exhibition and Bazaar”. This Free, annual show featuring beautiful tableware created by CLPB artisans begins on Friday, November 17th.  The Exhibition runs through Sunday, November 26th.  You’ll be amazed at their talent as you view tables colorfully adorned with complete place settings, bowls, mugs, pitchers, cups and saucers, platters, cheese plates, salt and pepper shakers, napkin rings, candlesticks and much more. A portion of sales help feed the hungry in Palm Beach County. What better way is there to share than to purchase a beautiful handcrafted gift by a local artist that helps support the hungry in our area?  The Rickie Report shares the details and some sneak peeks.  The Gallery will also be accepting donations of non-perishable food items.

 

 

 

PRESENTS:

“La Mesa Exhibition & Bazaar”

 

 

Purchase Artfully Crafted Tableware
&
Feed the Hungry at the Same Time!

Free, OPENING RECEPTION:
Friday, November 17, 2017,    6-9 pm

 

Exhibit runs Friday, November 17 to Sunday, November 26, 2017

Artisans On The Ave
630 Lake Avenue   Lake Worth, FL 33460
561-762-8162      561-582-3300

Gallery Hours:
Open 7 days a week
Monday thru Saturday 11am – 9pm
Sunday 9am – 7pm

 

 

 

 

 

When you visit the 3 showrooms within our gallery, you will be amazed at the selection of the exquisite art of the 40 artists the gallery features.
Visit this opening night for an evening fun.
Meet the artists!!!
Celebrate our wonderful Gallery and enjoy yourself!

 

For more information about this exhibit, classes or how to become part of this gallery please call: 561.762.8162
Artisans On The Ave
630 Lake Avenue Lake Worth, FL 33460
www.artisansontheave.com

 

 

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Hand-Made, Affordable Gifts Galore At 16th Annual Juno Beach Craft Festival November 11 – 12

Start the holiday shopping early while enjoying a beautiful stroll along the Atlantic Ocean during the 16th Annual Juno Beach Craft Festival on November 11 -12. The Free, two-day event includes a full green market. Whether looking for pet products, folk art, pottery, jewelry, paintings, personalized gifts, handmade clothing, scented soaps and body products or other specialty Green Market items, the Annual Craft Festival has something to suit every taste and every budget from more than 150 craft artisans. Friendly pets on leashes are always welcome.  The Rickie Report shares the details and some sneak peeks.

 

 

 

 

16th Annual Juno Beach Craft Festival

Saturday & Sunday, November 11 – 12

10 am – 5 pm

 

14200 US Hwy 1, Juno Beach, FL 33408

Parking is available in Loggerhead Park or just north of the park on A1A.

Free and open to the public

 

NY Ceramicist Justin McKenney creates fruit-inspired bowls molded from actual fruit. The microwave and dishwasher safe Cantaloupe Bowl sells for $20.

 

 

 

The 16th Annual Juno Beach Craft Festival is presented by American Craft Endeavors (ACE), producer of some of the nation’s most exciting, high-end juried craft shows in many of Florida’s vibrant downtown areas and popular tourist destinations. Each artisan is vetted to ensure the highest quality and artistic diversity is represented amongst the hand-crafted-in-the-USA creations.

 

Stuart sculptor Anthony Gargiulo’s “Great Egret” made with stone composites mounted with steel legs on Florida sandstone. Finished with stucco and patinaed with exterior grade acrylics. Details are created with sculpting epoxy.

Festival At-A-Glance:

Handmade in America

Free Admission

Juried outdoor craft showcase

Green Market within the Festival

Original Art & Crafts 

150+ exhibitors from throughout Florida and the United States

Prices set to suit all budgets

All crafters are on site for duration of festival

Pet friendly (leashed pets)

Vast array of craft mediums from folk art, pet products, pottery, handmade jewelry and paintings, to personalized gifts, handmade clothing, scented soaps and body products. Prices set to suit all budgets, ranging from as little as $3 to $2,000.

 

 

 

Alabama artisan Nick Cantrell’s “Sly” Pigma Micron pen and ink drawing with Batik Style watercolor (using melted wax as a resist) on Ginwashi rice paper.

 

 

About American Craft Endeavors: 

American Craft Endeavors (ACE) produces some of the nation’s most exciting high-end juried craft shows in many of Florida’s vibrant downtown areas and popular tourist destinations including the Downtown Stuart Craft Fairs (Stuart, FL), the Siesta Fiesta Craft Festival (Sarasota, FL) and the Downtown Sarasota Craft Festivals (Sarasota, FL) among others. The group’s founders personally select unique, culture rich cities for their show locations providing a complete outdoor experience unmatched by other festivals.

For additional information on the craft festival and other American Craft Endeavors craft shows across the state, visit www.artfestival.com or call 561-746-6615.

 

 

 

 

 

 

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PGA/Verano Announces More Artists For November 4th “Festival Of Arts” Including Internationally & Nationally Acclaimed Painters

Club Talavera’s “Festival Of Arts” located at PGA/Verano in Port St. Lucie takes place on Saturday, November 4th.  This Free event will highlight fine art, functional items for the home and decorative handmade items.  The participating artists are of International and National acclaim and also include emerging artists.  Handmade in the USA! This is the perfect time to start shopping for yourself or others!  The Rickie Report shares the details and some sneak peeks.  You must RSVP to gain access through the security gate.  Details are in this article.  Proceeds will benefit Molly’s House.

 

 

 

RSVP by NOVEMBER 2nd  For Security Gate Access

 772-905-3996, or sandra.brickley@fsresidential.com

 

 

 

 Polymer necklace by Sarita and Marissa Neun

 

 

 


Gift Box by Maryann Baskoff

 

 

 

Painting by Karla Smith

 

 

P A R T I C I P A T I N G   A R T I S T S

 

Linda Akers – Handmade Greeting Cards

Mary Ann Baskoff – Handmade Decorator Boxes

Harry Burchell – Original Oils and Giclees

Diane Concepcion & Asia Booth – Mosaic Art & Jewelry

Mirtha Diaz – Handmade Jewelry

Amarilis Veliz Diepa  – Original Art

Margo Diieso –  Handmade Clutches and Wallets

Gail Erickson  – Handmade Clay Sculptures

Lorrie Goss – Handmade Fountains and Water Features

Jane Himebaugh – Original Paintings

Kim Kay –  Original Contemporary  & Abstract Floral Paintings

Patricia Kuhn –  Fused Glass Art

Rickie Leiter – One of a Kind Stone and Gem Necklaces

Aurea Migenis  – Original Artwork

Sarita And Rissa Neun  –  Polymer Clay Jewelry, Ornaments & Votives

Nadia Picinich – One of A Kind Mixed Media Art

Sue Ann Mosely Seleeby – Original Oil Paintings

Karla Smith – Original Paintings of Animals, Nature

Laura Tarquinio  – Original Acrylic Paintings

 

Handmade Wallets/Clutches by Margo Diieso

 

Original Art by Amarilis Veliz Diepa

 

Sculpture by Gail Erickson

 

 

 

Molly’s House is the dream project of a young girl named Molly Sharkey. At 12, she was diagnosed with chronic myelocytic leukemia. For the next 6 years Molly and her family traveled the US to find treatment for her rare type of leukemia. In some cities they were lucky to find a Ronald McDonald House where the family could stay and be close to Molly in the hospital. In other cities there was nowhere convenient for the family to stay.

 

 

 

This experience prompted Molly’s dream of building a house in her home town, Stuart, Florida, and make it available to any family who had a loved one being treated for critical care at Martin Medical Center. Molly died in May of 1992 at age 18,  Since then, her family and friends raised funds to build her dream house.  Since 1996, Molly’s House has provided a warm and caring environment for patients and families in a medical crisis. For over 20 years, Molly’s House has provided a home away from home to almost 20,000 people while they or a loved one were receiving medical treatment. Our Adopt a Family program subsidizes families who are unable to make a donation toward their accommodations. Molly’s House is available 24 hours a day, 365 days a year for our guests. We are staffed by volunteers and a night manager staff, a housekeeper, an operations manager, and a CEO.

 

For information about public events, volunteering or staying at Molly’s house please visit:

www.mollyshouse.org

 

 

PGA/Verano and Club Talavera  by Kolter homes:

 

 

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WITVA’s “Artistic Happenings” Exhibit At Armory Art Center, Public Invited To Opening Reception October 27th

In August, we shared WITVA’s call for “Artistic Happenings”, a 2D and 3D juried art exhibition at the Armory Art Center.  The public is invited to the Free Opening Reception on Friday, October 27th.  The Rickie Report shares the details and applauds WITVA for opening this call to all artists.  You will see a great array of media and subject matter, so don’t miss this opportunity to learn more about WITVA, meet the artists, and the juror, Rolando Chang Barrero!

 

 

 

AND

 

 

PRESENT:

“ARTISTIC HAPPENINGS”

A 2D and 3 D Art Juried Exhibition

Opening Reception:

Friday, October 27th

6 – 8 pm

Refreshments and live music

AT:

Armory Art Center

811 Park Place  W. Palm Beach, FL

Exhibition runs October 27 through November 25th

Free and Open to the Public

Gallery Hours:  M-F  10am – 5 pm    Sat.  10 am – 3:30 pm

 

 

 

 

 

This exhibition, sponsored by Women in the Visual Arts (WITVA), is an open, juried exhibition for men and women featuring all media including painting, drawing, photography, ceramics, glass, and sculpture in wood, stone, and metal. Founded in 1989, WITVA is a non-profit organization aiming to promote public interest in the visual arts through its programs and activities. WITVA currently has over 250 members throughout South Florida.

 

For more information about WITVA:

www.WITVA.org

For more information about the Armory Art Center:

www.armoryart.org or call 561-832-1776.

 

 

 

 

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Art Festival Season Kicks Off With 30th Anniversary Of Las Olas Art Fair October 21 – 22

This season marks three decades of the landmark Las Olas Art Fair, with visitors and residents enjoying the celebration three different times, starting this October. 200 of the nation’s top artists will take over Las Olas Boulevard October 21st and 22nd for the 30th Annual Las Olas Art Fair.   One of the signature art fairs in the country, demand by both artists and the patrons led Howard Alan Events to expand the showcase across multiple months, with different artists attending each event. The highly anticipated commemorative show poster winner will be announced soon and on sale during the 30th Annual Las Olas Art Fair (Part 1) January 6 – 7, 2018.  The Rickie Report shares the details and some sneak peeks!

 

 

 

30th Annual Las Olas Art Fair (Fall)

Saturday, October 21 and Sunday, October 22

10 am to 5 pm  Both Days

Las Olas Boulevard, Fort Lauderdale

Navigational Address: 600 East Las Olas Boulevard, Fort Lauderdale

Free and open to the public

 

Islamorada wood sculptor Derrick Crossland’s “Thresher Shark Ribbon”

 

 

The free, 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.

Indiana jeweler Sally Phillips’ hand-crafted gold filled and silver bracelet

 

EVENT AT-A-GLANCE:

• Juried, first-class outdoor art gallery showcasing local and national artists
• Original Artwork Handmade in America
• 200 artists from 30 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

 

 

R.L. Alexander’s subtle “Crooked Politicians” painting

 

Presented by Howard Alan Events, the nation’s top art festival producer, the Las Olas Art Fair represents stunning works from across the globe in a prestigious show encompassing fine jewelry, exquisite works of art and hand-crafted apparel and decor.

 

 

Tim Bailey’s Hand painted wearable art

 

 

 

 

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 30th 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.

 

Enjoying Las Olas Art Fair

 

 

 

 

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Lighthouse ArtCenter Explores The Magic, Mystery And Folklore Of Indigo Dyeing With Suzanne Connors With Demo And Separate Workshop Opportunity

In today’s society, modern ways of production often cultivate uniformity, speed, efficiency and mediocrity.  On Thursday, October 19, 2017  celebrated fiber artist, Suzanne Connors, from Aya Fiber Studio, takes the stage in the Lighthouse ArtCenter as she discusses the Slow Cloth Movement and demonstrates Shibori dying techniques with indigo. Indigo is an ancient dye derived from the leaves of plants and surrounded by magic, mystery and folklore. Discover how the leaves “make blue” by learning about the character and chemistry of the natural indigo vat. In a reaction that startles the imagination, this color emerges as vivid chartreuse and turns to rich velvet blue before our eyes. This breath taking transformation introduces a new respect for the exquisite elements available in the natural world.  Suzanne will give a Workshop on November 18th where participants can actual dye cloth with indigo themselves! The Rickie Report shares the details and urges you to make a reservation!

 

 

 

373 Tequesta Drive    Tequesta, Florida 33469
(561) 746-3101

 

 

 

 

 

Suzanne Connors, from Aya Fiber Studio

Presents:

Slow Cloth Movement and Demonstration of Indigo Dying

Thursday, October 19, 2017

5:30-7:30 p.m.

Free to members, nonmembers $10

Enjoy the world class artwork in our current Faculty, Ceramics and 3D Exhibition, as well as delicious wines and hors d’oeuvres

3rd Thursday Events are sponsored by the generous support of the Meyer Law Firm

 

Photo courtesy of Aya Fiber Studio

 

 

The Slow Cloth movement provides a thoughtful approach to the making of textiles that connects us to our inner and outer worlds. Just as the Slow Food movement nourishes the body, the Slow Cloth Movement nourishes the soul; opting for creativity over efficiency. Slow Cloth is not about the time it takes to create textiles, but about how things are appropriately made. Slow Cloth is not a technique, it is an awareness of our creative process, and where our textiles come from. Slow Cloth is a connection to our past and our future. It is preserving cultural traditions while keeping in mind our sustainable future; It is focusing on process, quality, skill, mastery, joy, community, sustainability, contemplation, and preserving tradition all while honoring innovation and self-expression. For the Fiber Artist it is the journey, not the destination. If one seeks, recognizes, honors and develop these qualities in their work, then textiles become a source of meaning and deep satisfaction, connection and nourishment. This thoughtful approach lends itself naturally to all forms of fiber-art; weaving, knitting, sewing, embroidery, hand dyeing, quilting, printing, beadwork, or any other form of working with textiles.

 

 

In her studio Suzanne works mainly with natural indigo using traditional Shibori methods. Indigo is the true “living blue.” It is not just a color, but a sense of culture that has a mind of its own. Indigo is a challenging dye because it is not soluble in water. To be dissolved, it must undergo a chemical change called reduction. Reduction converts indigo into “white indigo” (leuco-indigo). When a submerged fabric is removed from the dyebath, the white indigo quickly combines with oxygen in the air and reverts to the insoluble, intensely colored indigo. When it first became widely available in Europe in the 16th century, European dyers and printers struggled with indigo because of this distinctive property Suzanne will be giving a demonstration on how indigo fabrics are dyed and show a few examples of traditional indigo dyed Shibori.

 

SUZANNE CONNORS DYEING WITH INDIGO WORKSHOP

 

Lighthouse ArtCenter School of Art

395 Seabrook Road  Tequesta, FL 33469

(561) 748-8737

NOVEMBER 18, 2017

10 AM – 3 PM   with a break for lunch

• Workshop Cost: $125.00 members / $150 nonmembers
• Materials fee: $15.00/ person (to be paid to instructor at class time)

To register or get more information contact:

Jennifer Chaparro  561-748-8737
Jennifer@LighthouseArts.org

The complex chemistry of the indigo vat is fascinating and students will soon appreciate how rituals have grown around the making and using of a successful vat. The unique ‘attaching’ of indigo to fiber means it is particularly suited to resist methods of dyeing, such as Shibori, where portions of cloth are closed off to the dye or where the flow of dye is restricted. Different shades of blue build on the fabric after several dips, exhibiting the beautiful graded hues which are so typical of indigo.

 

SKILLS/TECHNIQUES COVERED
Students will initially learn how an indigo vat is made. A vat will be prepared in the morning and the basic chemistry explained. Natural indigo powder will be used, and the vat will be ‘reduced’ using a commercially available chemical. While the vat develops, students will be shown Shibori techniques: a folded and clamped method, and a twisted and tied technique. Students can expect to make several pillow or napkin sized samples

 

LEVEL
Beginner and intermediate

MATERIALS
• Instructor will provide (6) pieces sample materials for class but it is suggested that students also bring additional fibers
• Instructor will provide the appropriate # of indigo vats/ rinse buckets/ paper covering for tables
• Instructor will provide materials to create Shibori- wood blocks, clamps, sewing needles, rubber bands, rocks, marbles, arashi poles

 

 

PLEASE BRING WITH YOU:
• a pair of new rubber gloves
• cotton string
• a seam-picker or small pair of sharp scissors
• an old shirt or apron – and please wear old clothes
• closed-toe shoes
• (1) item of clothing you wish to “upcycle” with your new skills
• Various fabric samples in different fibers- 24” x 24” or a set of 100% cotton or linen napkins- PRE SCOURED
• PRE SCOUR ALL Fabrics before bringing to class (wash in Hot water with mild soap- boil for 20-30 minutes

 

For more information about this exhibit, upcoming events and classes:

Lighthouse ArtCenter

373 Tequesta Drive Tequesta, Florida 33469

(561) 746-3101

www.LighthouseArts.org

 

 

 

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

Rickie Leiter, Publisher

Rickie@therickiereport.com   561-537-0291

17019 SW Sapri Way   Port St. Lucie, FL 34986