Levis JCC Sandler Center In Boca Raton Appoints Cynthia Zmetronak as New Instructor; Announces Pottery Classes For All Levels; Adds Tuesday Night Session

The Levis JCC Sandler Center in Boca Raton has appointed Cynthia Zmetronak as its new pottery instructor and announces Pottery Classes for all levels of students, from beginner to advanced. Classes are offered Monday, Tuesday, and Wednesday as the fall session begins on October 16th. Potters can register at any time with fees prorated. Learn how to use a pottery wheel, hand build pottery, sculpt clay, stoneware, porcelain and glazes.  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. The Levis JCC welcomes individuals of all ages, races, and religious affiliations living in South Florida. The Rickie Report shares the details and some ideas for your next creations!

 

 

 

9801 Donna Klein Blvd.   Boca Raton, FL 33428

www.levisjcc.org

 

 

 

The Levis JCC Sandler Center in Boca Raton

Focus On Pottery:

Beginning October 16th

All levels of students, from beginner to advanced

Visit: http://levisjcc.org/culture/programs_classes/
OR
Call 561-558-5250 for more information or to register

 

 

 

 

Pottery by Cynthia Zmetronak

The Rosen Pottery Studio has 8 wheels and 2 kilns.

Students have access to free studio time on Thursdays, Fridays and Sundays, 10 a.m. – 4 p.m

Students are free to stay and practice after class, Monday –Wednesday, 12:30 – 4 p.m.

Students will learn techniques of hand building and throwing on the potter’s wheel. Advanced students will sharpen their skills. All levels are welcome.

Mondays (Oct. 16 – Dec. 18)
Tuesdays (Oct. 17 – Dec. 19)
Tuesday evenings (Oct. 17 – Dec. 19)
Wednesdays (Oct. 18 – Dec. 20)

Fall sessions: cost for the 10-week session is $350. Discounts are available for Sandler Center members. Studio time is included at no extra charge.

 

Announcing Cynthia Zmetronak’s appointment, Sandler Center Director (and potter) Susana Flaum notes, “We are pleased Cynthia is joining the Rosen Pottery Studio as an instructor. An accomplished potter and teacher, Cynthia will help new students build a strong foundation and encourage returning potters to grow and try new techniques.”

 

Cynthia Zmetronak

Cynthia Zmetronak is known for her whimsical canine and feline black and white pottery, as well as for more functional and traditional designs. “Making pottery, glass casting and teaching are my passions,” she says. A teacher as well as a potter, Cynthia believes it’s important for potters to start with a good foundation by learning basic building techniques. She loves to embellish her pieces by stamping, carving and altering the surfaces, and encourages students to start to channel their ideas once they have achieved that solid technique.

 

Pottery by Cynthia Zmetronak

 

 

Cynthia began her love affair with fashioning the earth making mud pies in her backyard at age 4. Recognizing her interest and potential, her parents, also artistic, made sure she attended art school on the weekends. She first learned the wheel in 7th grade in New Jersey, and went on to earn multiple degrees and certifications in both art and teaching.

 

Pottery by Cynthia Zmetronak

Passionate about clay, she is equally passionate about learning. She continues not only to give workshops, but to take them as well. A lifelong learner, Cynthia earned her BA in Education at Montclair University of Upper Montclair New Jersey BA; her MA Art Education and MA Education Technology at Florida Atlantic University. She continued her education at Penland School of Crafts, Penland North Carolina, Haystack Mt. School of Crafts, Deer Isle, Maine, and Arrowmont School, Gatlinburg, Tennessee. Cynthia has studied with Cynthia Bringle, Gay Smith, Susan Feagan, Ronan Peterson, Jeff Oestrike, Sunshine Cobb, Tom Spleth, Deborah Horrell, Birdie Boone and Matt Repsher.

 

Pottery by Cynthia Zmetronak

 

She participated in the 2016 Utilitarian Clay Conference at Arrowmont and completed the 8-week spring 2017 concentration at Penland in Glass Casting, Blowing and Fusing with instructor Dean Allison. In addition to being the owner of Westwind Pottery/Pottery-E, she has taught art in the Broward County Public Schools, Parkland, and ceramic sculpture at Penland. She is the past president of the Ceramic League of Palm Beach and the Broward College Potter’s Guild.

 

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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Boca Raton Museum Art School Announces Open House To Meet Faculty, Including Janet Onofrey And Renee Plevy

The Boca Raton Museum Art School announces the addition of two new instructors, Janet Onofrey and Renée Plevy.  These accomplished artists and teachers will offer an array of classes beginning September 9th, for the Fall Semester.  The public is invited to a Free, Open House on Saturday, August 26th to meet all of the faculty at the school.  The Rickie Report shares the details and introduces the newest faculty members here.

 

 

 

 

Boca Raton Museum of Art – The Art School
801 W. Palmetto Road Boca Raton FL 33486
561-392-2503

bocamuseum.org/theartschool

 

 

MEET   THE    FACULTY

OPEN   HOUSE

SATURDAY, AUGUST 26

1 – 4 PM

Fall classes start September 6, 2017

 

 

 

MEET   THE   NEWEST   FACULTY:

 

JANET  ONOFREY

 

 

“Ditto” by Janet Onofrey

 

Janet Onofrey started teaching this summer at the Boca Raton Museum. In the fall she will be teaching painting on Fridays and an evening class on perspective drawing. Janet is a perceptual painter, painting from direct observation. Her paintings capture the specific light and mood of South Florida.

 

Beginning Drawing With Janet Onofrey

 

 

 

She seeks out the silent spaces of early morning back alleys or quiet suburban neighborhoods. Her paintings were feature in the Cultural Quarterly Magazine last summer after she was awarded the prestigious South Florida Cultural Consortium Fellowship.

 

 

Still Life Set-Up with Janet Onofrey

 

Janet is a natural teacher, she loves sharing her technique with students and delights in those moments when the students ‘get it’, when they understand her lessons on drawing and color and put it altogether.  For beginners Janet sets up still-lifes designed for students to learn how color interacts and the pleasure of successfully painting what you see.

For more information on Janet’s artwork visit her website http://www.janetonofrey.com

 

 

 

 

 

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“Racquel” by Renée Plevy

 

 

Starting in September, Renée Plevy will be teaching portrait painting using oils. In oil paint you can capture the light and subtleties of skin tone that cannot be achieved with quick drying acrylics. With years of experience teaching, Renée presents a simplified method of block out the form and building up tones that even the absolute beginner feels confident in painting their first portrait.

 

 

 

 
Renée Plevy is an acclaimed portrait painter that has painted hundreds of commissioned portraits over the past 30 years. Like many accomplished artists, Renée studied with a number of leading figurative painters in New York to glean from each of them in order to develop her own style. 

 

 

” Countess de Hoernle” by Renée Plevy

She maintained a studio at 41 Union Square and taught at the School of Visual Arts in New York City before relocating to South Florida.  In 2012 Renée founded the “Portrait of a Woman” charitable event that honors women community leaders. Renée has painted 23 portraits of the honorees include the Countess de Hoernle.

 

For more information about Renée’s artwork please visit  http://reneeplevy.com

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

For more information about these classes and more:

Boca Raton Museum Art School
801 W. Palmetto Road Boca Raton FL 33486
561-392-2503

bocamuseum.org/theartschool
Facebook: www.facebook.com/bocaschool

 

 

 

 

 

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Faculty Exhibit And Specialty Workshops Abound At Boca Museum School Of Art

The Boca Raton Museum of Art, The Art School is offering WORKSHOPS 
open for beginning to experienced artists. Each workshop can be an excellent introduction to a new medium to enrich your artwork, refresh your skills or reignite your creativity. The workshops are conducted by accomplished artist-instructors of the Art School. Explore Painting Abstracts, Making Masks, Ikebana vessels and Black Coral jewelry. The Rickie Report shares the details about these and the Faculty Art Exhibit which is opening in the Boca Raton Museum of Art in Mizner Park, January 31 to February 28. 

 

 

 

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Boca Raton Museum of Art – The Art School
801 W. Palmetto Road     Boca Raton FL 33486
561-392-2503

bocamuseum.org/theartschool

 

WORKSHOPS:

 

 

Stand Up To Paint Abstracts!

 

 

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Oil Painting by Walter O’Neill

 

 

 

Paint in a vertical format in this workshop by hanging your canvas on the wall. This ensures that you use your entire body in the process of painting instead of only using your hand and wrist. Working on large canvases with big brushes, students explore composition, mark making, personal symbols, and layering. Re-energize your painting by being completely intuitive and spontaneous.  Whether your style is loud and energizing or calm and relaxed, learn to trust your own artistic urges while taking risks to create powerful art. This 2-day atelier is for expanding your reach, experimenting, and discovering. (45 minute lunch break)

Sunday / Monday, January 15 and 16
10 AM to 5 PM
Instructor: Eydi Lampasona
  Tuition: $185, Material Fee: $20

 

 

Masks: Many Faces, Many Selves

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The human need to mask reveals a desire to take on other identities, transcend limitations, and be renewed, or protected. Creating masks can be an outrageously fun way to find hidden aspects of oneself. Create a mask to affirm your inner spirit or take on a new identity. Your completed mask can be worn, displayed as a work of art, or used as your private talisman. (45 minute lunch break)

Monday, January 15, 10 AM to 3 PM 
Instructor: Genie Appel-Cohen
Tuition: $60, Material Fee: $15

 

 

 

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Ikebana Ceramics Vessel


 

Using the basic slab method of creating with clay, construct one or two containers/vases for ikebana flower arranging. Containers will be fired, glazed and ready for use in ten days.

Monday, January 15, 10 AM to 1 PM 
Instructor: Catalina Aguirre Hoffman and Abbey Funk
Tuition: $60, Lab Fee: $15

 

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Florida Black Coral Jewelry


 

Join expert Jeweler Don Dietz in this exciting workshop in which you create your own unique jewelry using Florida black coral. The workshop includes how to collect coral, smoothing and polishing, forming it into shapes, and assembling it with sterling silver findings. Material Fee $30

Instructor: Don Dietz
Saturday, January 21, NOON – 4:30 PM
Tuition: $110

 

 

 

 

EXHIBIT

“Faculty exhibit / 5 by 5”

 

 

 

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“Moon Song” by Andrea Huffman

 

This year The Boca Museum Art School is starting something different. Rather than the usual one artwork by each faculty member, this year five faculty artists have been invited to exhibit five artworks. This provides the viewer a broader understanding of the artist work. The artists in this first ‘selections’ exhibit are: Andrea Huffman, Teresa Kirk, Miles Laventhall, Allan Pierce, and Roxene Sloate. The Exhibition runs January 31 to March 12, 2017  in the Boca Raton Museum of Art in Mizner Park.

 

 

For more information about these workshops, classes, exhibits and other events please visit:

Boca Raton Museum Art School
801 W. Palmetto Road Boca Raton FL 33486
561-392-2503

bocamuseum.org/theartschool
Facebook: www.facebook.com/bocaschool

 

 

 

 

 

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Rickie@therickiereport.com     561-537-0291

Boca Raton Museum School Of Art Offers Special Half And Full Day Workshops This Weekend

The Boca Raton Museum Art School invites you to enrich your skills and learn new techniques in special workshops this weekend: Saturday, Sunday and Monday!  Whether a beginner or experienced artist these half day and all day workshops are a great way to hone your skills or discover something new!  The Rickie Report shares the details here!

 

 

 

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Boca Raton Museum of Art – The Art School
801 W. Palmetto Road     Boca Raton FL 33486
561-392-2503

bocamuseum.org/theartschool

 

 

SPECIAL  WORKSHOPS!

 

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Fundamentals of Drawing Accurately

Through specific exercises master crucial techniques that strengthen your ability to draw accurately.   Learn simple ways to see more precisely, determine proportions and avoid common errors in drawing.  The instructor demonstrates techniques, explains concepts and provides plenty of guided practice for developing confident drawing skills.

8.04 Saturday, November 12, 1 – 4 PM
$105 
Instructor: Diane Reeves

 

 

 

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Acrylic Painting Workshop

Roll-up your sleeves to explore the versatility of Golden acrylic and mediums for water media, mixed media, and printmaking. Create painterly one-of-a-kind prints with the new slower drying acrylics. Experiment with a range of products including gels, grounds, mediums & pastes. Learn about pours, washes, spatters, stains, bleeds, blooms, and blends.

8.02 Sunday, November 13, 9:30 AM – 4 PM 
$50 for current students $65 for non-students All Materials Provided  
Instructor: Eydi Lampasona

 

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Watercolor – Texture, Pattern and Surface Design

Discover how to enrich your watercolor paintings by integrating unusual texture, pattern, and color using magazines, old greeting card and junk mail. Learn techniques that make both realistic and abstract watercolors more visually exciting. (30-minute lunch break)

8.05 November 14, Monday, 9:30 AM – 3:30 PM / $75
Instructor: Teresa Kirk

 

The Next Step: How to Enter Art Competitions

Everyone says your paintings are beautiful and it is time to share your artwork on Facebook or start applying to exhibit your artwork. Get an insider’s step-by-step lesson on simple ways to edit, save, and send photos of your artwork. Gain a basic understanding of applying to art competitions. Learn what shows The mysteries of pixels and how to label your images will be exposed.

8.01 November 17, Thursday, 10:30 AM – NOON / $30
Instructor: Teresa Kirk

 

 

 

 

For more information about these classes and more:

Boca Raton Museum Art School
801 W. Palmetto Road      Boca Raton FL 33486
561-392-2503

bocamuseum.org/theartschool
Facebook: www.facebook.com/bocaschool

 

 

 

 

 

 

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

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The Rickie Report

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Port St. Lucie, FL 34986

Rickie@therickiereport.com

561-537-0291

Boca Raton Museum Art School Offers Special Exhibits And Discover Jewelry Open Studios

The Boca Raton Museum Art School is bustling!   Meet Student Artist, Philip Glick at a Free Reception on October 14th. And don’t miss the Teens Photography Exhibit at Carre d’artistes Art Gallery in Mizner Park! The School is offering prospective students  a special event on Saturday, October 15th.  It is FREE, but you Must RSVP!  There are people who are interested in jewelry making but don’t know where to start or the different options, with the wide range of jewelry classes available. Check out everything from making silver and gold jewelry to leather jewelry, art clay jewelry, and enameling. While silver fabrication may require longer commitment, the other creative techniques can be mastered in a few sessions and use less expensive materials.   Mid-autumn classes beginning on October 24th and The Rickie Report shares the details!

 

 

 

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BOCA RATON MUSEUM ART SCHOOL


801 West Palmetto Park Road
    Boca Raton, FL 33486


www.bocamuseum.org/artschool

 

Current Student Exhibit:

Philip Glick

Opening Reception

 Friday, October 14  

6-8 pm

A special solo exhibit of paintings by Philip Glick will be on view in the Art School Gallery.  Everyone is invited to the Opening Reception on Friday, October 14th  from 6- 8 pm.  Philip Glick is a sixteen year old student at Spanish River High School who has been taking art classes at the Art School since 2013. This is a unique exhibit because the art school does not usually present solo exhibitions. Philip has developed a personal style, sureness of painting handling, and ambitious scale that belies his age.

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“Convulsions” by Philip Glick

Discover Jewelry

Saturday, October 15


Noon – 3:30 PM


Price: Free, but reservations required

Prospective students are invited to make an appointment to view the studios. For adults interested in jewelry classes, there is a special event where you can learn about the different techniques that are taught in the jewelry studio.

 

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This program is for adults who are interested in starting a jewelry class, but not sure where to begin. Meet our jewelry teachers to informally learn about their different processes, approaches to jewelry making, and classes.

  • Don Dietz – presents a talk on black coral jewelry
  • Jane Levy – describes process of art metal clay
  • Sol Filippi – show the process of creating silver jewelry from initial sketch to polishing
  • Marjory Yovin – enameling and cloisonné jewelry

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Teens Photography Exhibit at

Carre d’artistes Art Gallery in Mizner Park:

 

October 15 – 21st

 

Carre d’ artistes Gallery is located in Mizner Park

430 Plaza Real, Boca Raton, FL 33432

561-961-0917

Carre d’ Artistes Gallery in Mizner Park is hosting an exhibit of photographs by twelve students from the Art School’s after school teens photography class. Lew Lautin, photography instructor, initiated this collaboration. “We are very excited about this opportunity for our students to experience exhibiting in a professional art gallery and appreciate Carre d’Artistes hosting this exhibit,” stated Mr. O’Neill. Carre De Artistes is an international gallery with 33 locations worldwide. “Community is important to us,” said Mr. Castaneda, owner of the Gallery, “we maintain a close relationship with our artists worldwide. To feature new work by emerging teen talent who are also our neighbors is an honor and a delight.” The exhibit will be on view October 15 to October 21.   www.carredartistesfl.com

 

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Abigail Palacios “Borghese Gladiator”

 

 

New fall term classes start soon !

Register online or call us to register for late autumn classes starting October 24 to Dec. 17)

Check the website for special painting workshops in early November.

 

 

For more information or to register:

Boca Raton Museum Art School
801 W. Palmetto Road, Boca Raton FL 33486
 561-392-2503

bocamuseum.org/theartschool

 

 

 

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

Rickie Leiter, Publisher

The Rickie Report

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Port St. Lucie, FL 34986

Rickie@therickiereport.com

561-537-0291

Levis JCC Sandler Center In Boca Raton Appoints Abbey Funk As New Instructor; Announces Pottery Classes For All Levels

The Levis JCC Sandler Center in Boca Raton has appointed Abbey Funk as its new pottery instructor and announces Pottery Classes for all levels of students, from beginner to advanced. Beginning on October 19th, learn how to use a pottery wheel, hand build pottery, sculpt clay, stoneware, porcelain and glazes. The Rickie Report shares the details and urges you to sign up!  It is a great time to learn a new craft or to brush up on new techniques!  Membership is NOT required to participate in classes, which are open to the entire community.

 

 

 

 

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9801 Donna Klein Blvd. Boca Raton, FL 33428

 

 

The Levis JCC Sandler Center in Boca Raton

 

 

Focus On Pottery:

Beginning October 19th

All levels of students, from beginner to advanced

9801 Donna Klein Blvd. Boca Raton, FL 33428

 

 

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. The Levis JCC welcomes individuals of all ages, races, and religious affiliations living in South Florida.  Studio director Marilyn Wander notes, “Abbey Funk brings a fresh new perspective to the creative process. We are pleased she is joining the Rosen Pottery Studio as an instructor, and look forward to exploring her ideas in clay.”

 

 
The Rosen Pottery Studio has 8 wheels and 2 kilns.

Students have access to free studio time when classes are not in session, on Sundays, and are free to stay and practice as long as they want Monday—Wednesday.

Students will learn techniques of hand building and throwing on the potter’s wheel. Advanced students will sharpen their skills. All levels are welcome.

 

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New instructor, Abbey Funk Working on Wheel

 

Marilyn Wander teaches Mondays and Wednesdays:

( Oct. 19 – Dec. 14   8-week session)

(Oct. 31 – Dec. 14  8 week session)

9:30 a.m. – 12:30 p.m.

 

 

 

 

 

 

Abbey Funk Teaches Tuesdays and Thursdays:

Thursdays (Oct. 20 – Dec. 15   9-week session)

Tuesdays (Nov. 1 – Dec. 13   7-week session )

9:30 a.m. – 12:30 p.m.

 

Fall sessions: cost for the 7-week session is $245: cost for 8-week session is $280; cost for the 9-week session is $315 Discounts are available for Sandler Center members. Studio time is included at no extra charge.

 

 

Visit: http://levisjcc.org/culture/programs_classes/
OR
Call 561-558-5250 for more information or to register.

 

 

"Green Bowl" by Marilyn Wander

“Green Bowl” by Marilyn Wander

 

 

Marilyn Wander

Marilyn Wander has been a potter since 1977. She specializes in stoneware and porcelain clay, and is known for her exquisite and unique glazes, which she shares with her students. It is unusual and important to note that Marilyn not only develops her only specialty glazes – – She also shares them with her students!  Marilyn took up pottery after noticing that she gravitated to the pottery exhibits at art shows (she is married to well-known Palm Beach watercolorist Gustav Wander). Very tactile, she fell in love with clay.

 

Unique Glazes are Marilyn Wander's signature

Unique Glazes are Marilyn Wander’s signature

Marilyn’s students remark on her accessibility and skill as a teacher:
“When I began working with Marilyn, I did not know how to handle clay effectively. Now after 5 years, I was invited to exhibit my work at the local public library. Marilyn is a skillful teacher who inspires her students to reach beyond their limits. Through her patient coaching, she has enabled many of her students to get in touch with their creative side.”—Frances Levine

 

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Teapot and Cup by Marilyn Wander

 

 

Marilyn trained at Florida Atlantic University, Penland School of Craft in Penland, NC, Parsons School of Design in NYC, at the 92nd St. “Y” in NYC, and at Cumberland Pottery in Teaneck, NJ. She is affiliated with the FAU Potters Guild and the NJ Designer Craftsmen. She has exhibited at Las Olas Art Festival, University of Miami—Beaux Arts, Norton Gallery, Deerfield Beach Art and Craft Show, Vero Beach Art and Craft Show, Virginia Beach Art Festival, Garrison NY Art Festival, Bergen Museum—NJ Designers Craftsmen Show, and held a one-woman show with interior designer Pajia Wald in Tenafly, NJ.

 

 

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Sculpture by Abbey Funk

 

Abbey Funk
http://www.abbeyfunk.com/

A native of Wellesley, Mass., Abbey completed a BFA in Studio Art at Florida Atlantic University in 2005, and moved to Brooklyn, NY after graduation. She worked in Manhattan as a graphic artist until 2010, when she returned to South Florida to focus on studio art. Working predominantly in clay, she also creates sculptures made of metal and found objects.
Abbey joined the Palm Beach State College adjunct faculty in 2011, and quickly turned into a sought-after pottery teacher in local ceramics studios. In 2012, she opened A. Funk Studio in Delray Beach, Fla., as a founding member of the flourishing art colony Artists Alley. She began working in metal in 2014. Her artwork is well-known throughout South Florida, and she has shown in venues in West Palm Beach, Lake Worth, Delray Beach, Boca Raton, Fort Lauderdale, and Hollywood.

 

 

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Abbey describes her approach to her art: “I am a Conceptual artist. I create with purpose and for a reason. Through my chosen mediums of Clay and Metal, I express emotions and ideas. I create tangible stories that are always ready to be shared, infinitely patient in their completion. I create environments. I show Truth. I intend for the viewer to question.  As an artist, I seek constant growth and expansion. I love the unknown. Experimentation is my answer for everything. There is beauty in creative failure and ‘mistakes’. Success is never giving up.”

 

 

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Wood-Fired Sculpture by Abbey Funk

 

 

 

 

Abbey looks forward to welcoming new and returning students to the Levis JCC Pottery Studio, “I am excited and honored to be joining the teaching staff at the studio. This is a wonderful opportunity for me to share my experiences, engage with first-time students and returning potters, and explore our creativity together. I’m sure we will all grow and increase our skills as we inspire each other.”

 

 

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. It is located at 9801 Donna Klein Blvd, Boca Raton, FL 33428.

www.levisjcc.org

 

 

 

 

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The Rickie Report
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561-537-0291

Try New Classes, Special Events, Workshops And Enjoy Old Floresta Exhibit At Boca Raton Museum Art School

The Boca Raton Museum Art School is re-energized!! The new Director of the Art School, Walter O’Neill, has been stirring things up with new classes, special events, exhibits, and workshops.  Spring Art Workshops include Gilding, creating Florida black coral jewelry, sculpting in plaster and more!  Stop by and enjoy Plein Air Palm Beach’s exhibit, “Old Floresta”.  The Rickie Report shares the details and some sneak peeks.  Try a new technique!   

 

 

 

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801 W. Palmetto Road Boca Raton FL 33486

561-392-2503

Excellent teachers with low teacher to studio ratio

Convenient: 801 West Palmetto Park Road, 1 mile east of I-95

Wonderful studios

Easy parking

 

 

 

EXHIBIT OF PLEIN AIR PAINTINGS OF OLD FLORESTA

 

 

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Stan Dornfest, Plein Air Palm Beach member

 

Free Public Opening Reception:

Friday, March 4th

6-8pm

On exhibit until Thursday March 17, 2016

The Plein Air Painters of Palm Beach will be exhibiting over 75 paintings created over the last six months by artists painting in the historic Old Floresta neighborhood behind the Art School.

 

 

Spring art workshops:

 

 

 

 

 

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Gold Leafing by Connie Commette

 

Gilding Workshop

Saturday, February 20

1 – 4 PM

 

Fee: $135, Instructor: Pavel Ouporov

Learn the art and technique of gold leafing using genuine gold leaf, red bole on handmade gesso panel.

 

 

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Black coral Pendant

 

Florida Black Coral Jewelry

Noon – 5 PM

Fee: $110, Instructor: Don Dietz

 

Create your own jewelry using black coral.

 

 

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Photo by Mark Creamer

 

 

Get Back to Film Camera

Noon – 3 PM, Fee: $25, Instructor: Mark Creamer

 

Refresh your skills at analog photography using f-stops and aperture. Most importantly learn the advantages of taking analog photos but printing digitally.

 

 

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Mobius Sculpture

 

 

Mobius Abstract Sculpture

 

Noon – 3 PM, Two Saturdays, Feb. 20 and Feb. 27

Fee: $110, Instructor: Willie Reed

Try your hand at sculpting in plaster by creating a table top sculpture of a Mobius using wet plaster.

 

 

SPRING ART CLASSES

START

FEBRUARY 29!

 

Re-awaken your creativity at the Art School, new daytime, evening and Saturday art classes.

The 7-week term runs from 2/29 to 4/16.

New classes include Pastels with Roxene Sloate, and Portrait Painting from Photographs.

After school classes for teens and kids include Post-processing Photography and (clothed) Figure drawing.

 

 

BOCA RATON MUSEUM ART SCHOOL

artschool@bocamuseum.org 

Call for a course catalogue: 561-392-2503

For more information and details please contact

561-392-2503

or visit

http://www.bocamuseum.org/artschool

 

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

Rickie Leiter, Publisher

The Rickie Report

P.O.Box 33423

Palm Beach Gardens, FL 33420

Rickie@therickiereport.com

561-537-0291

Levis JCC Sandler Center In Boca Raton Announces Pottery Classes For All Levels

The Levis JCC Sandler Center in Boca Raton announces Pottery Classes for all levels of students, from beginner to advanced. Beginning January 4th, learn how to use a pottery wheel, hand build pottery, sculpt clay, stoneware, porcelain and glazes. Renown faculty members include Marilyn Wander and Gina Skillings. 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. The Levis JCC welcomes individuals of all ages, races, and religious affiliations living in South Florida. The Rickie Report shares the details and some ideas for your next creations!

 

 

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The Levis JCC Sandler Center in Boca Raton

Focus On Pottery:

All levels of students,

from beginner to advanced

Winter Sessions:

 

Mondays, 9:30 a.m. – 12:30 p.m., January 4 – March 21 (No class 2/15)
Tuesdays, 9:30 a.m. – 12:30 p.m., January 5 – March 22
Wednesdays, 9:30 a.m. – 12:30 p.m., January 6 – March 23
Thursday, 9:30 a.m. – 12:30 p.m., January 7 – March 24

 

 

 

9801 Donna Klein Blvd. Boca Raton, FL 33428

 

 

The Rosen Pottery Studio has 8 wheels and 2 kilns. Students have access to free studio time when classes are not in session, on Sundays, and are free to stay and practice as long as they want Monday—Wednesday.

 

Unique Glazes are Marilyn Wander's signature

    Unique Glazes are Marilyn Wander’s signature

 

 

 

Pottery on the Wheel and Handbuilding

With Marilyn Wander

Mondays (Jan. 4 – March 21) (no class 2/15)
and
Wednesdays (Jan. 6 – March 23)
9:30 a.m. – 12:30 p.m.

Students will learn techniques of hand building and throwing on the potter’s wheel. Advanced students will sharpen their skills.

 

 

 

Pottery by Gina Skillings

           Sculpted Pottery by Gina Skillings

 

 

Handbuilding and Sculpting

With Gina Skillings

Tuesdays (Jan. 5 – March 22)
and
Thursdays (Jan. 7 – March 24)
9:30 a.m. – 12:30 p.m.

 

Gina focuses on basic pinching, coiling, slab construction techniques for pottery and clay sculpture. Advanced students work more independently. All levels are welcome.  

 

 

Winter term: cost for the 11-week session is $383: cost for 12-week session is $420. Spring term: cost is $280 for the 8-week session. Discounts are available for Sandler Center members. Studio time is included at no extra charge.

 

 

 

Gina Skillings' "Purse"

                                         Gina Skillings’ “Purse”

 

 

 

 

Visit: http://levisjcc.org/culture/programs_classes/
OR
Call 561-558-5250 for more information or to register.

 

 

LEVIS JCC POTTERY GUILD EXHIBIT

April 3 – May 20, 2016

Opening Reception:

Sunday, April 3, 2016

1 – 4 p.m. with artists’ presentations

Free and open to the public

 

 

 

In the spring, the Levis JCC Pottery Guild presents an exhibit of utilitarian, sculptural and decorative works created by the students and their instructors in the Nathan D. Rosen Museum Gallery. This exhibit is a community favorite and draws visitors from Palm Beach and northern Broward counties.

 

 

Teapot and Cup by Marilyn Wander

                   Teapot and Cup by Marilyn Wander

 

Marilyn Wander has been a potter since 1977. She specializes in stoneware and porcelain clay, and is known for her exquisite and unique glazes, which she shares with her students. She is also experienced in raku—oxidation and pit-firing. It is unusual and important to note that Mariyln not only develops her only specialty glazes – – She also shares them with her students!

 

 

 

 

"Green Bowl" by Marilyn Wander

                               “Green Bowl” by Marilyn Wander

 

 

 

Marilyn took up pottery after noticing that she gravitated to the pottery exhibits at art shows (she is married to well-known Palm Beach watercolorist Gustav Wander). Very tactile, she fell in love with clay. Marilyn notes, “I have been firing the clay in a raku process which was originally developed in Japan. I enjoy seeing the smooth melted glazes on the red-hot pots. There is a masculine drama in the black and white tones in counterpoint to the soft pastel colors and graceful feminine shapes—an exciting and artistic duality.”

 

 

 

 

 

Marilyn’s students remark on her accessibility and skill as a teacher:
“When I began working with Marilyn, I did not know how to handle clay effectively. Now after 5 years, I was invited to exhibit my work at the local public library. Marilyn is a skillful teacher who inspires her students to reach beyond their limits. Through her patient coaching, she has enabled many of her students to get in touch with their creative side.”—Frances Levine

 

 

 

 

Marilyn trained at Florida Atlantic University, Penland School of Craft in Penland, NC, Parsons School of Design in NYC, at the 92nd St. “Y” in NYC, and at Cumberland Pottery in Teaneck, NJ. She is affiliated with the FAU Potters Guild and the NJ Designer Craftsmen. She has exhibited at Las Olas Art Festival, University of Miami—Beaux Arts, Norton Gallery, Deerfield Beach Art and Craft Show, Vero Beach Art and Craft Show, Virginia Beach Art Festival, Garrison NY Art Festival, Bergen Museum—NJ Designers Craftsmen Show, and held a one-woman show with interior designer Pajia Wald in Tenafly, NJ.

 

 

 

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. The Levis JCC welcomes individuals of all ages, races, and religious affiliations living in South Florida. It is located at 9801 Donna Klein Blvd, Boca Raton, FL 33428.
www.levisjcc.org

 

 

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

Rickie Leiter, Publisher

The Rickie Report

P.O.Box 33423

Palm Beach Gardens, FL 33420

Rickie@therickiereport.com

561-537-0291

Boca Raton Museum Art School Partners With Plein Air Painters Of Palm Beach County Plus New Short Courses And Free 2nd Annual BOCA PHOTO

The Boca Raton Museum Art School is partnering with the Plein Air Painters of Palm Beach County to paint portraits of houses and views of the streets of Old Floresta. The outdoor painters will be painting in the neighborhood on two Thursdays per month from September to December.  The culminating event will be a juried exhibit of the painting in gallery of the Boca Museum Art School in March, 2016. The Rickie Report shares the details of the Meet Up Dates and how Artists and Art Lovers/Art Patrons can get involved.  In addition,  check out these new short courses at the Boca Museum Art School; everything from Clay Sculpture to Kumihimo braiding starting the last week of September.

 

 

 

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Boca Raton Museum of Art – The Art School

801 W. Palmetto Road Boca Raton FL 33486

561-392-2503

  • Excellent teachers with low teacher to studio ratio
  • Convenient: 801 West Palmetto Park Road, 1 mile east of I-95
  • Wonderful studios
  • Easy parking

 

 

 

 

 

Plein Air Paintout at Old Floresta

                       Plein Air Paintout at Old Floresta

 

Portrait of Old Floresta

The Boca Raton Museum Art School is partnering with the Plein Air Painters of Palm Beach County to paint portraits of houses and views of the streets of Old Floresta.

 

Old Floresta is the Mizner designed neighborhood behind the Art School. There are twenty-nine original 1920’s homes along the picturesque tree-lined streets of Old Floresta.

 

The outdoor painters will be painting in the neighborhood on two Thursdays per month from September to December.  The culminating event will be a juried exhibit of the painting in gallery of the Boca Museum Art School in March, 2016.

Artists are invited to join us. Interested artists should go to the website:

 

http://www.pleinairpalmbeach.com

or join the meet up http://www.meetup.com/palmbeachartists

The meet ups are on the following dates:

#01:  Sep. 17,  9 am – 11 am


#02:  Sep. 24, 9 am – 11 am


#03:  Oct. 8,  9 am – 11 am


#04:  Oct. 15,  9 am – 11 am

 

 

 

 

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 Andrea Krausz,”Fictional Characters in Self- Portraits”

 

 

 

2nd Annual BOCA PHOTO

Sunday, September 27 the Art School is hosting free workshops and discussion on photography. Free but reservations required. For information and reservations please call 561-392-2503

  • Christopher Warren     “Sub Text in Portrait – What Isn’t Shown
  • Andrea Krausz “Fictional Characters in Sellf-Portraits
  • Jane Day “Photography and Historical Preservation”
  • Mark Creamer “Digital Editing of Old Film Negatives”

 

SHORT COURSES

These new ‘appetizer’ short courses are ideal for beginners to test out their creativity or for experienced artists to try out a new technique. In these four session courses you can learn specific skills, create an artwork, and learn about the possibilities of pursuing the craft in other ways.

 

For a complete list of classes click on the website link. http://www.bocamuseum.org/artschool

 

Classes meet once a week for four weeks from September 28 to October 24th.  

 

 

 

Clay Sculpting Class

                                      Clay Sculpting Class

 

 

Clay, Figure Sculpture

 


Learn skills to create the human form in three dimensions from a live nude model. Discover how to work with clay and gain knowledge of sculptural concepts and basic anatomy.
4.17   Tuesdays, 9 AM – NOON
Instructor: Barbara Brown
Term 1A 4 weeks: $165

 

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                           Drawing At The Museum

 

Drawing at the Museum

Drawing inspiration from masterworks in museums is a time honored tradition. Degas, Ingres, Delacroix, and Picasso each copied masterworks in the Louvre. Learn the fundamentals of drawing while being inspired by artwork in the Boca Raton Museum of Art galleries and sculpture garden.
2.54 Tuesdays, 1:30 – 4 PM
Instructor: Christopher Lopez
Term 1A 4 weeks: $135

 

Portraiture: "Pinkie" and Blue Boy"

                     Portraiture: “Pinkie” and Blue Boy”

 

Portraiture in Art – Lecture

The instructor is an artist trained in the European Academic tradition; his talks weave together art history and technique.

Mondays, 1:30 – 3:15 PM

Lecturer: Roumen Boudev

Term 1A 4 weeks: $125

 

 

Drawing Perspective

                    Drawing Perspective

 

 

 

Perspective Drawing

Everyone needs a little perspective. Learn the fundamentals of one, two and three-point perspective by starting with drawing simple forms and furniture. Gain the skills to draw anything in perspective.

2.02

Tuesdays, 6:30 – 9 PM
Instructor: Roumen Boudev
Term 1A 4 weeks: $135

 

 

 

Kumihimo Braiding

                                      Kumihimo Braiding

Kumihimo Braiding

Kumihimo braids can be made into bracelets, necklaces, belts, or can be used to personalize your mobile phone casing. You can enrich your creations with beads and finish with different style claps.

 

5.60   Wednesdays, 9:30 – 11:30 AM

Instructor: Pinky Shmerler

Term 1A  4 weeks: $125 Material fee: $10

 

 

Colored Pencil Drawing

More than just staying in the lines, discover techniques of layering, blending, and glazing to create beautiful images that often belie the medium.

2.55  Wednesdays, 12:30 – 3 PM

Instructor: Genie Appel-Cohen

Term 1A 4 weeks: $135

 

 

 

Accordion Book

                         Accordion Book

 

 

 

Creative Book Arts / Pop-Up Books

Redefine the concept of a “book” when you create unique 3 dimensional works of art using various formats for traditional and sculptural book forms. Students learn several paper engineering techniques, including a simple signature stitch binding with a fabric cover, basic pop-ups, and alternating page flag book.
1.20

Wednesdays, 9 – 11:30 AM

Instructor: Andrea Hoffman


Term 1A 4 weeks: $135

BOCA RATON MUSEUM ART SCHOOL
801 West Palmetto Park Road, one mile east of I-95

artschool@bocamuseum.org     561-3920-2503

Call for a course catalogue: 561-392-2503

For more information and details please contact

561-392-2503

or visit

http://www.bocamuseum.org/artschool

 

 

 

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

Rickie Leiter, Publisher

The Rickie Report

P.O.Box 33423

Palm Beach Gardens, FL 33420

Rickie@therickiereport.com

561-537-0291

Boca Raton Art Museum Art School Invites You To Open House. Learn About The New Classes, Workshops And Enjoy Some Perks

The Boca Raton Museum Art School is 65 years old this year, but there is nothing retiring about the Art School. The Art School is revitalizing its programs with new classes and events.  Stop by for OPEN HOUSE: Saturday, August 29, 1-4 pm. A fun afternoon to meet teachers, visit the studios, see demonstrations of art techniques such as stone carving, making tempera paint, porcelain painting, pottery and jewelry making. Enjoy food trucks, a free raffle for art supplies or a short back massage courtesy of Body Kneads Massage of Palmetto Park Square. Fall classes for adults, teens, and children begin Tuesday, September 8.  The Rickie Report shares the details plus new short courses, new evening courses and Saturday classes.  Mark your calendars for the Ceramics Exhibit  Gallery Opening Reception on August 28, 5-8pm. The Exhibit runs through September 29th.  Click here for more information.

 

 

 

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Boca Raton Museum of Art – The Art School

801 W. Palmetto Road Boca Raton FL 33486

561-392-2503

  • Excellent teachers with low teacher to studio ratio
  • Convenient: 801 West Palmetto Park Road, 1 mile east of I-95
  • Wonderful studios, easy parking

 

 

OPEN HOUSE: Saturday, August 29, 1-4 pm

 

Ceramics Gallery Exhibit

Opening Reception

Friday, August 28, 5-8pm.

The Exhibit runs through September 29th

 

 

 

 

 

Boca Raton Museum School of Art

Boca Raton Museum Art School

The Art School is initiating new “appetizers” or first courses for beginners who want to test out their creative side and for experienced artists to try a new technique. The appetizer courses are short, fun, creative, and do not require lots of art supplies.

 

Learn Kumihimo, a Japanese Braiding technique to create jewelry at the Boca Raton Museum School of Art

Learn Kumihimo, a Japanese Braiding technique to create jewelry at the Boca Raton Museum Art School

 

 

 

They include make your own Pop-Up book; colored pencil drawing; perspective drawing in 4 sessions; learn glass fusing to make jewelry; print making to design your own notecards; and Kumihimo braiding for jewelry. The appetizer courses start in late September.

 

 

Create An Accordion Book at the Boca Museum of Art School

Create An Accordion Book at the Boca Raton Museum Art School

 

The Art School is increasing its evening and Saturday classes and expanding it ceramics department, offering additional pottery classes and a new Figurative Clay Sculpture class. The Art School is hosting an exhibit of ceramics in the gallery opening August 28, 5-8pm.  The Exhibit runs through September 29th, featuring work by Catalina Aguirre- Hoffman, Barbara Brown, Justin Lambert, Diane Lublinski, Susan Maguire, Lori Gregory, Stephen Hubbard and others.

 

Pottery Class With Justin Lambert

Pottery Class With Justin Lambert

With over 100 classes each month there is something for everyone from absolute beginners to experienced artist. Studio classes are conducted in eight areas: book making, ceramics, drawing, jewelry arts, painting, digital photography and video, print making, and sculpture. 

 

Boca Museum School of Art Stone Carving Class

Boca Raton Museum Art School Stone Carving Class

 

The Art School is a community of people interested in art and is the teaching branch of the cultural campus comprised of the Art School, Artists’ Guild and Museum.

 

 

Making Egg Tempera at the Boca Raton Museum Art School

Making Egg Tempera at the Boca Raton Museum Art School

 

Originally the Artists’ Guild conducted classes in Mizner-designed Boca Raton Hotel. In 1962 the Guild constructed the building on West Palmetto Park Road which served as Museum and Art School until 2001 when the Museum opened in Mizner Park.

 

 

For information go to the website http://www.bocamuseum.org or call 561-392-2503
For more information, please contact:

Boca Raton Museum of Art – The Art School
801 W. Palmetto Road, Boca Raton FL 33486
561-392-2503

bocamuseum.org/theartschool

www.facebook.com/bocaschool

 

 

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

Rickie Leiter, Publisher

The Rickie Report

P.O.Box 33423

Palm Beach Gardens, FL 33420

Rickie@therickiereport.com

561-537-0291