5th Annual Martin County Open Studio Tour Offers Free Guide To Artists’ Workspaces And Galleries Saturday, March 6 And Sunday, March 7

Meet thirty highly creative regional artists and craftspeople at the 5th Annual Martin County Open Studio Tour (MCOST) on March 6 & 7 , 2021.  This Free event brings art lovers to 21 different studios with a self-guided map. At the studios, watch the artists creating their work, interact with them, learn about how they create and see what materials they use. Some will offer refreshments and special surprises! Don’t miss this opportunity to be a part of the thriving arts scene in Martin County!  Meet the artists, ask questions, explore new venues and see their newest drawings, watercolors, oils, mixed media, sculpture, ceramics, jewelry, and fiber arts that they will be displaying and selling.  The Rickie Report shares the details and some sneak peeks.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

MARTIN    COUNTY    OPEN    STUDIO    TOUR

 

 

MARCH 6 & 7, 2021  

~FREE   To   ATTEND~

 

10 am – 5 pm  each day

MARTIN   COUNTY, FL

 

MCOST.org

 

 

“Day Dream” by Torenzo Gann

 

 

A free tour booklet is provided by the Martin Artisans Guild that lists the artists and their studios with examples of their work.

 

 

 

 

Wearable Art by Jacquelyn Roesch-Sanchez

 

 

Art Explorers can see which artist interests them the most and plan their weekend accordingly.

 

 

Ceramics by Candy Walsh

 

These booklets can be picked up in several local businesses: CourtHouse Cultural Center, Stuart Art Supply, Elliott Museum, Kling Gallery, Wine & Décor, Red Barn Furniture, Palm Room of Harbour Bay Plaza, to name only a few.  You may go to MCOST.org to see a listing of all the studios. Each studio will have extra booklets to give out.

 

 

 

Mark Stall in his photography studio

 

 

 

Laura Kay Darvil in her jewelry studio

 

 

MCOST TOUR  is held in the communities of Martin County including Hobe Sound, Palm City, Port Salerno, Stuart and Jensen Beach.

 


“Simplify Your Life” by Jim and Tess Dirks

 

Don’t miss this chance to discover a treasure of your own!

 

 

 


Mermaid’s Box by Barbara Bucci

 

 

 

The  Artists:

Ed Douglas

Carol Kepp

Barb Bucci

James DeMartis

Laura Kay Whiticar Darvill

Curt Whiticar

Lynne Barletta

Angela Krogen

Barry Greff

Renee Keil

Chris Kling

Sheryl Levine

Lynn Morgan

Sally Pearson

Katie Gianni

Jim Dirks

Diana Rell Dean

Billie-Jo Thomson

Eduardo Gomez

Mark Stall

Skip Hartzell

Cheryl Cote

Mallo Bisset

Candy Walsh

Jacquelyn Roesch-Sanchez

Maria Miele

Dot Galfond

Sue Klahne

Jane Baldridge

Torenzo Gann

 

 

 

For more information:

info@MCOST.org

mcost.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

 

Aya Fiber Studio Offers Indigo, Shibori, Botanical Printing Plus Other Textile Arts Classes Both On-Line And In Person

The Aya Fiber Studio is South Florida’s premier fiber art workshop destination. The waterfront location in Stuart is Suzanne Connors’ studio and maker-space where she invites world renown textile artists to share their skills and techniques with students.  Aya Fiber Studio offers in-person learning as well as on-line classes.  Don’t miss the free “Coffee With An Artist”, where Suzanne hosts a Zoom conversation with respected fiber artists from around the world (begins Sunday, January 10).  Start your year with intention and creativity by signing up for the workshops being offered!  The Rickie Report shares the details and some peeks here. CDC Protocols will be followed.  Don’t want to create but you love the look?  Stop by the Studio Boutique!

 

 

 

Aya Fiber Studio

4745 SE Desoto Ave B2    Stuart, Fl 34997

 

Gather and Learn with Like-Minded Fiber Artists

Learn  new techniques

 

 

Check the Calendar and Register online

 

 

We offer Studio Days where you can practice your new skills

 

 

https://www.ayafiberstudio.com/coming-workshops 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

The Aya Fiber Studio is thrilled to announce our new program, “Coffee with The Artist”. Each week Suzanne will host a LIVE ZOOM conversation with some of the most respected fiber artists in the field today. Many are upcoming Instructors in the studio, and some are former Instructors. In our 45-minute discussion we will focus on the artists work and their creative journey: especially what they have been doing during this COVID pandemic. We will allow 15 minutes at the end of our conversation for questions from the audience. So, grab a cup of coffee and join us every Sunday at 9:00 AM (EST) beginning in January 2021 and will be broadcast via Zoom. These broadcasts will be free to view and open to all. (links will be on the website: ayafiberstudio.com)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Enjoy delicious uninterrupted studio time. Open studios is a great way to try out the Aya Fiber Studio. Do you have a project you are working on but need assistance? Do you have indigo projects to put into the vat? Maybe you need a large table to work on or access to our dye kitchen. Come use ours! Maybe you’ve take a class but need more time to work. A drop in fee of $30 includes access to our dye kitchen, print tables, silk screens, sewing machines and all dye equipment. Just bring your own fabric and materials ( or buy some of ours) PRE REGISTRATIONS REQUIRED.

 

OPEN STUDIO DAYS: WED & THURSDAY EACH WEEK ON DAYS THERE ARE NO CLASSES SCHEDULED

 

(2) SESSIONS: 10 AM – 1 PM   AND   1:30 PM –  4:30 PM 

 

https://www.ayafiberstudio.com/open-studio-appointments

 

 

 

JAN 6-8, 2021: 3 DAY INDIGO & SHIBORI WITH SUZANNE

 

JAN 18-20, 2021: 3 DAY BOTANICAL PRINT WITH SUZANNE

 

JAN 22, 2021: ITAJIME SHIBORI: FOLD & CLAMP (ONLINE WORKSHOP)

 

JANUARY 23, 2021: KANOKO AND ORIGAMI SHIBORI; TIED RESIST (ONLINE WORKSHOP)

 

JANUARY 24, 2021: ARASHI SHIBORI – THE DRIVING RAIN (ONLINE WORKSHOP)

 

JANUARY 25, 2021: DRAWING WITH THREAD: NUI SHIBORI (ONLINE WORKSHOP)

 

JANUARY 26, 2021: MAKI-AGE, GUNTAI AND OTHER NUI TECHNIQUES (ONLINE WORKSHOP)

 

FEB 7- MARCH 7, 2021: OUT OF THE BLUE ONLINE SHIBORI

 

INTRO TO INDIGO: MONTHLY STUDIO WORKSHOP:

FEB 2, 2021

FEB 22, 2021

 

 

VISIT    OUR    BOUTIQUE

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

For more details about these events, classes, upcoming workshops and opportunities to explore creative fabric design:

 

Contact Suzanne Connors at: (336) 693-4606

or visit www.ayafiberstudio.com

or visit:

www.facebook.com/ayafiberstudio?fref=ts

 

 

 

 

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

 

 

Martin Artisans Guild Reaches Out To Help Fellow Artist Whose Home And Studio Was Devastated By Hurricane Dorian

The Martin Artisans Guild, a group of professional, working artists is asking the public to help Kim Rody, whose home and studio was devastated by Hurricane Dorian in Hope Town, Bahamas.  Grateful that she and her husband are alive and safely regrouping in the Stuart, FL area,  we’re sharing a Call For Art Supplies.  Kim needs canvas, paints, brushes and any art supplies you can donate.  The Rickie Report shares the details for drop-off spots. Please share with your friends and neighbors – you never know who has a stash of canvas or paints they won’t be using!!!  

 

 

 

How You Can Help Kim Rody

Rebuild Her Life After Dorian’s Devastation

Kim Rody-Kopp has been a professional fine art painter since 2000, when she dropped out of the corporate world to paint full time. She began gaining a following in South Florida and the Bahama Islands by painting large, colorful and dramatic canvases of fish, turtles, palm trees, and all things tropical, and became known over the last decade as the “fishartista”.

 

“Love at First Sight” by Kim Rody

 

 

 

Living on her boat in Hope Town Harbour in the Abaco Islands of the Bahamas, she met and married the sailor on the next mooring, who introduced her to sailing on the Intracoastal Waterway, as well as a log cabin outside of Asheville, NC. 

 

 

 

 

 

Dishes With Fishes by Kim Rody

 

 

 

 

Her work is appealing to clients looking for a dramatic, bright, and colorful feel which pulls the viewer in and under, into the world she loves best, and that few enjoy first-hand. This website showcases hundreds of images categorized by subject. In addition to original art, images are also available as limited editions on heavyweight watercolor paper, open editions on canvas, posters, note cards and holiday cards, and images kiln fired into quality bright white porcelain dinnerware.

 

 

DROP   OFF   POINTS:

1)    Martin Artisans Guild Meeting

Wednesday, September 18, 2019      6 pm

The Palm Room     Harbor Bay Plaza

3778 SE Ocean Blvd  Sewalls Point, FL 34996

 

 

2)   Aya Fiber Studio

 4745  SE Desoto Ave Studio H,

Stuart, FL 34997    

336.693.4606

3)    Stuart Art Supply & Studio

43 SE Kindred Street

Stuart, FL 34994

772.220.4500

www.stuartartsupply.com

 

 

 

For more information about Martin Artisans Guild:

https://mcost.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

 

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

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

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

PRESENTS:

 

MARTIN    COUNTY    OPEN    STUDIO    TOUR

 

 

JANUARY  19, 20, 21, 2019  

~FREE   To   ATTEND~

10 am – 5 pm  each day

MARTIN   COUNTY, FL

 

 

 

 

mcopenstudiotour@gmail.com

mcost.org

 

 

MAP IS AVAILABLE ON OUR FREE DOWNLOADABLE APP:

 

Click here for guide book link:

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

 

 

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

 

 

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

 

 

Click HERE for VIDEO:

 

 

 

 

 

This years Artists include:

Ed Douglas

Carol Kepp

Duane Hatfield

Suzanne Connors

Geoffrey Smith

Laura Kay Darvill

Alex Murray

Lynne Barletta

Alicia Jones

Alice Laputka

Abigail Afong- sponsored student artist

Christopher Carnes- sponsored student artist

Jane Baldridge

Amber Moran

Mallo Bisset

Tepa Charles

Maria Miele

Helen Kagan

Danuta Rothschild

Eduardo Gomez Rojas

Torenzo Ganaway

Mia Lindberg

Sharon Ferina

Diana Rell Dean

Jim Dirks- Stuart Stained Glass

Deborah Elaine

Barb Bucci- James J. DeMartis Collection

Denise Justice

Rosalind Neilen

Sally Browning Pearson

Chris Kling

Lorrie Goss

Cristina De la Vega

 

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

For more information:

mcopenstudiotour@gmail.com

mcost.org

Thank you To Our Sponsors:

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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

 

 

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

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

 

 

 

 

 

PRESENTS:

 

MARTIN    COUNTY    OPEN    STUDIO    TOUR

 

 

JANUARY  19, 20, 21, 2019  

~FREE   To   ATTEND~

10 am – 5 pm  each day

MARTIN   COUNTY, FL

 

 

 

 

 

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

Geoffrey Smith Gallery

Port Salerno

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

January 11th  Exhibit  10 am- 6 pm

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

mcopenstudiotour@gmail.com

mcost.org

 

 

MAP IS AVAILABLE ON OUR FREE DOWNLOADABLE APP:

 

Click here for guide book link:

 

 

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

 

 

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

 

 

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

 

 

Click HERE for VIDEO:

 

 

 

 

 

This years Artists include:

Ed Douglas

Carol Kepp

Duane Hatfield

Suzanne Connors

Geoffrey Smith

Laura Kay Darvill

Alex Murray

Lynne Barletta

Alicia Jones

Alice Laputka

Abigail Afong- sponsored student artist

Christopher Carnes- sponsored student artist

Jane Baldridge

Amber Moran

Mallo Bisset

Tepa Charles

Maria Miele

Helen Kagan

Danuta Rothschild

Eduardo Gomez Rojas

Torenzo Ganaway

Mia Lindberg

Sharon Ferina

Diana Rell Dean

Jim Dirks- Stuart Stained Glass

Deborah Elaine

Barb Bucci- James J. DeMartis Collection

Denise Justice

Rosalind Neilen

Sally Browning Pearson

Chris Kling

Lorrie Goss

Cristina De la Vega

 

 

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

For more information:

mcopenstudiotour@gmail.com

mcost.org

Thank you To Our Sponsors:

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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

Rickie Leiter, Publisher

Rickie@therickiereport.com  561-537-0291

17019 SW Sapri Way   Port St. Lucie, FL 34986

 

 

 

 

 

 

Visit 33 Artists During 2019 Martin County Open Studios Tour January 19 through 21, 2019. Free And Open To The Public

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

 

 

 

 

 

PRESENTS:

 

MARTIN    COUNTY    OPEN    STUDIO    TOUR

 

 

JANUARY  19, 20, 21, 2019  

~FREE   To   ATTEND~

10 am – 5 pm  each day

MARTIN   COUNTY, FL

 

 

 

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

Geoffrey Smith Gallery

Port Salerno

Opening Reception:

January 10th  6:00- 8:30 pm 

January 11th  Exhibit  10 am- 6 pm

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

mcopenstudiotour@gmail.com

mcost.org

MAP WILL ALSO BE AVAILABLE ON OUR FREE DOWNLOADABLE APP:

 

 

 

 

 

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

 

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

 

 

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

 

 

This years Artists include:

Ed Douglas

Carol Kepp

Duane Hatfield

Suzanne Connors

Geoffrey Smith

Laura Kay Darvill

Alex Murray

Lynne Barletta

Alicia Jones

Alice Laputka

Abigail Afong- sponsored student artist

Christopher Carnes- sponsored student artist

Jane Baldridge

Amber Moran

Mallo Bisset

Tepa Charles

Maria Miele

Helen Kagan

Danuta Rothschild

Eduardo Gomez Rojas

Torenzo Ganaway

Mia Lindberg

Sharon Ferina

Diana Rell Dean

Jim Dirks- Stuart Stained Glass

Deborah Elaine

Barb Bucci- James J. DeMartis Collection

Denise Justice

Rosalind Neilen

Sally Browning Pearson

Chris Kling

Lorrie Goss

Cristina De la Vega

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

For more information:

mcopenstudiotour@gmail.com

mcost.org

Thank you To Our Sponsors:

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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

Rickie Leiter, Publisher

Rickie@therickiereport.com  561-537-0291

17019 SW Sapri Way   Port St. Lucie, FL 34986

Suzanne Connors Shares “The Alchemy Of Indigo” At Lighthouse ArtCenter Thursday November 15

Suzanne Connors, the noted textile artist, says “the magic when the freshly dyed indigo comes out of the vat and turns from green to blue right before your eyes is like opening a gift on Christmas morning.” Join us at the Lighthouse ArtCenter in Tequesta, FL on Thursday, November 15th, when she reveals the mysteries of Indigo, once more valuable than gold, now taught in contemporary art and design.  3rd Thursdays at the Lighthouse ArtCenter are monthly receptions that bring together artists and art lovers to relish tasty hors d’oeuvres, quaff a nice wine and enjoy a variety of presentations. From cultural conversations with renown artists to exhibition openings and award ceremonies, guests are surrounded by the art installation in the gallery.  This month visitors will delight in Elegant Threads: Wearable Art and Surface Design. The Rickie Report shares the details and some sneak peeks.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Lighthouse ArtCenter Gallery

373 Tequesta Drive    Tequesta, Florida 33469

(561) 746-3101     www.LighthouseArts.org

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

“The  Alchemy  Of  Indigo”  

With  Suzanne Connors

 

 

 

 

 

 

Thursday, November 15, 2018

5:30 – 7:30 pm

Reception: Members no charge, nonmembers $5

 

 

Gallery Hours:
M-F 10 am – 4 pm
Sat 10 am – 2 pm

 First Saturday of the month no charge

 

 

 

Exhibit runs October 18 – November 21, 2018

 

 

Variety of Indigo Dyed Fabrics by Suzanne Connors

 

 

Suzanne Connors is a Fiber Artist in Stuart, Florida, who creates beautiful hand-dyed works of art at the Aya Fiber Studios located in the Fish House Art Center. She draws her inspiration from life in South Florida and her time spent living in the Caribbean Islands. She says that she is “enchanted by the colors of a setting sun and the Indigo blues of the sky and the sea.”

 

 

Indigo Dyed Tote Bag by Suzanne Connors

 

 

 

 

About Indigo from Aya Studios:

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. The complex chemistry of the indigo vat is fascinating, and 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.

 

Indigo Dyed Shawl by Suzanne Connors

 

 

For further information about this event, classes, exhibits, or tours:

Please call (561) 746-3101 or go to www.LighthouseArts.org

The Lighthouse ArtCenter, a 501c (3) not-for-profit, was founded in 1964 by eight artists and Christopher Norton. In the last 54 years it has grown to include a gallery, school of art, gift shop, and art supply store. Supported by memberships, sponsors, and grants the ArtCenter now serves over 20,000 guests, 2,500 students, 45 faculty members, 500 summer ArtCampers and a comprehensive outreach program to benefit underserved and disabled residents in the community.

Lighthouse ArtCenter Gallery

 373 Tequesta Drive Tequesta, Florida  33469

(561) 746-3201

Monday – Friday 10 am – 4 pm

Saturday 10 am – 2 pm

 

Lighthouse ArtCenter School of Art and Art Supply Store

395 Seabrook Road Tequesta, Florida 33469

(561)748-8737

Monday – Friday 9 am – 5 pm

Saturday 9 am – 4 pm

 

 

 

 

 

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

” The Sacred Arts Tour” by the Tibetan Monks of Drepung Gomang Monastery Featured June 12 – 17th At Fish House Art Center

The Aya Fiber Studio at the Fish House Art Center is honored to be hosting the Drepung Monastery Monks Sacred Arts Tour June 12 – 17th. The Opening Ceremony takes place during the day on June 12th followed by a separate Evening Reception on the 12th at Marker 23 Gallery and Tattoo Studio.  The Monks will be creating a sand mandala in the Gallery from the 12th through the 17th.  There will be workshops at the Aya Fiber Studio during the week and a Cultural Pageant on the Saturday, June 16.  On Sunday, June 17, the mandala will be dismantled at a Closing Ceremony that will bless our local waters.  This will be an event that you will always remember!  The Rickie Report shares the details and some sneak peeks.

 

Fish House Art Center

4745 SE DeSoto Ave., Port Salerno (Stuart)

The Tibetan Monks

of

Drepung Gomang Monastery

 

June 12 – 17th

 

 

OPENING  CEREMONY:

TUESDAY, JUNE  12    12:30 PM

OPENING  RECEPTION:

TUESDAY, JUNE 12    6:00 PM

STOP BY AND SEE THE MANDALA BEING  CREATED!

 

WORKSHOPS  THROUGHOUT  THE  WEEK

CLOSING  CEREMONY:

SUNDAY, JUNE 17  1:30  PM

RSVP:  772.888.3827

 

 

Sacred Arts Tour

Sacred Arts Tour

 

The monks of Drepung Gomang are sharing the compassion and wisdom of Tibetan Buddhism, to demonstrate the artistic accomplishments of the people of Tibet, and to generate funds to insure the survival of the Tibetan culture. Drepung Gomang Monastery uses all donations and proceeds from the sale of Tibetan crafts and jewelry to house, feed, and educate everyone wishing to study at this monastic center of higher learning, including orphans and refugees fleeing Chinese-occupied Tibet. The monastery is working to establish a Food Foundation Fund, which will help the monastery provide a continuous food supply to the student monks in years to come. Please remember and embrace that they are refugees from Tibet. After this year-long tour, they cannot return to their own country…they have a monastery in India that they will return to.

 

 

Check out Photos:

 

 

 Stop by, Participate and Experience

 

Colored Sands

Colored Sands

 

At the Opening Ceremony, the monks will chant powerful prayers for peace, prosperity, and healing in traditional overtones—the chant master intoning a full chord of three notes. Their chants will be accompanied by delicate hand gestures, cymbals, drums, horns, and flutes.

Drawing The Lines

Drawing The Lines

 

 

What is a Mandala? 

The Mandala, Tibetan sand painting, is an ancient art form of Tibetan Buddhism. The mandala is a Sanskrit word meaning cosmogram or “world in harmony.” Mandalas are drawings in three-dimensional forms of sand. In Tibetan, this art is called dul-tson-kyilkhor which means “mandala of colored powders.”

 

Sand painting is an ancient Tibetan art form. The sand mandala is carefully constructed from dyed sand particles to represent the particular esoteric, textual traditions of Buddhism. It is a transient art form, thought to have originated in India and been transferred in the middle ages to Tibet. The sand mandala is constructed as vehicle to generate compassion, realize the impermanence of reality, and a social/cosmic healing of the environment.

 

Chanting and Preparation

Chanting and Preparation

 

In Tibetan Buddhism, a mandala is an imaginary palace that is contemplated during meditation. Each object in the palace has significance, representing some aspect of wisdom or reminding the meditator of some guiding principle. Various scriptural texts dictate the shapes, forms, and colors of the mandala. There are many different mandalas, each with different lessons to teach and blessings to confer. Most mandalas contain a host of deities, symbolic archetypes of the landscape of the mind.

 

Among the Tibetan arts, painting with colored sand ranks as one of the most unique and exquisite. Millions of grains of colored sand are painstakingly laid into place on a flat platform over a period of several days, forming an intricate diagram of the enlightened mind and the ideal world.  In ancient times, powdered precious and semi-precious gems were also used. When finished, to symbolize the impermanence of all that exists, the colored sands are swept up and poured into a nearby river or stream where the waters carry the healing energies throughout the world.

Using the colored sands

Using the colored sands

 

More About Mandalas

 

In general, all mandalas have outer, inner, and secret meaning. On the outer level they represent the world in its divine form; on the inner level, they represent a map by which the ordinary human mind is transformed into the enlightened mind; and on the secret level, they predict the primordially perfect balance of the subtle energies of the body and the clear light dimension of the mind. The creation of a sand painting is said to affect purification and healing on these three levels.

 

 

Creating the mandala

Creating the mandala

 

Every tantric system has its own mandala, and thus each one symbolizes an existential and spiritual approach. For example, that of Lord Avalokiteshvara symbolizes compassion as a central focus of the spiritual experience; that of Lord Manjushri takes wisdom as the central focus; and that of Vajrapani emphasizes the need for courage and strength in the quest for sacred knowledge. Medicine Buddha mandalas are created to generate powers of healing.

 

The creation of a sand mandala begins with an opening ceremony. Monks consecrate the site and call forth the forces of goodness through chanting mantras accompanied by flutes, drums and cymbals. The construction of the mandala begins with the drawing of the design on the base, or tek-pu. The artists measure out and draw the architectural lines using a straight-edged ruler, compass and ink pen.

 

Finishing the mandala

Finishing the mandala

 

The mandala is a formal geometric pattern showing the floor plan of a sacred mansion. Once the diagram is drawn, in the following days you see millions of grains of colored sand painstakingly laid into place. The sand, colored with vegetable dyes or opaque tempera, is poured onto the mandala platform with a narrow metal funnel called a “chakpur” which is scraped by another metal rod to cause sufficient vibration for the grains of sand to trickle out of its end. The two “chakpurs” are said to symbolize the union of wisdom and compassion. The mandalas are created whenever a need for healing of the environment and living beings is felt.

 

The monks consider our present age to be one of great need in this respect, and therefore are creating these mandalas where requested throughout their world tours. When finished, to symbolize the impermanence of all that exists, the colored sands are swept up and poured into a nearby river or stream where the waters carry healing energies throughout the world.

 

Culinary Evening

Culinary Evening with the Monks

 

 

For more information:

http://www.gomang.org/chenrezig.html

For information about Drepung Gomang Monastery and their North American tour is available on their website: www.drepunggomang.org and www.gomang.org

For a Description of the ceremonies and setting up the site where the Mandala will be created:
http://www.gomang.org/mandala.html

 

For more details about these events, classes, upcoming workshops:

 

Contact Suzanne Connors at: (336) 693-4606

or visit www.ayafiberstudio.com

or visit:

www.facebook.com/ayafiberstudio?fref=ts

 

Marker 23 Gallery & Tattoo Studio

www.facebook.com/Marker-23-Gallery-and-Tattoo-Studio-1811209452531568/

 

 

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Aya Fiber Offers Summer Camp Experiences For Children Who Love To Create

Do you have a creative kid? Summer Fiber Camp at the Aya Fiber Studio will stretch their imagination and improve their skills.  It consists of four, 1 week sessions with a focus on Surface Design. Each week campers will explore a different fiber technique and learn several different processes. In each session we will learn the basics of surface design through printing, dyeing, and sewing. We will learn about shibori, batik, eco printing and other types of resist dyeing. We will print our own fabrics and then use these fabrics to create projects. The Rickie Report shares the details here and urges you to sign up now!

 

SUMMER  CAMP  –  AYA  FIBER  STUDIO

Aya Fiber Studio

Fish House Art Center

4745 SE Desoto Ave

Port Salerno, Florida 34997

STUDIO and BOUTIQUE OPEN: Tuesday- Saturday

and by appointment: 336-693-4606

 

 

 

 

Do you have a creative kid?

Does your Child like to draw, paint, sew or make things?

 

 

Summer Fiber Camp at the Aya Fiber Studio will stretch their imagination and improve their skills.  It consists of four, 1 week sessions with a focus on Surface Design. Each week campers will explore a different fiber technique and learn several different processes. In each session we will learn the basics of surface design through printing, dyeing, and sewing. We will learn about shibori, batik, eco printing and other types of resist dyeing. We will print our own fabrics and then use these fabrics to create projects.

 

 

  • Session I: Let’s Talk About Dyes: June 18-22, 2018 – We will learn all about dyes and the history of dyeing. We will make natural dyes using items from the local market. We will make an indigo vat and learn about mix reactive dyes. Each day we will make a small project using these dyes.

 

  • Session II: Resist Dyeing: June 25-29, 2018 – We will learn all about resist dyeing. We will learn about Japanese Shibori, batik and resist pastes.

 

  • Session III: Printing on Fabric: July 2-6, 2018 – In this week we will do some marbling, eco-printing and deconstructed screen printing.
  • Session IV: Sewing 101: July 9-13, 2018 – In this week we will learn basic hand stitching and how to use a sewing machine. We will be constructing a simple apron and fabrics created in previous weeks can be used (can bring sewing machine).

 

 

On Friday evenings we will have an art show from 6:00 PM to 8:00 PM in the studio for friends and family to see everyone’s work.

Participants need to bring Lunch and a water bottle- we will provide snack

Ages: 9 to 14 years

Location: Aya Fiber Studio – 4745 SE Desoto Avenue, Stuart 34997

Hours: 8:30- 3:30

Full Day Program: $210

Phone: 336-693-4306

 

For more details about these events, classes, upcoming workshops and opportunities to explore creative fabric design:

 

Contact Suzanne Connors at: (336) 693-4606

or visit www.ayafiberstudio.com

or visit:

www.facebook.com/ayafiberstudio?fref=ts

 

 

 

 

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

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Free, Two-Day Open Studio Tour In Martin County Features Over 40 Artists And Wide Variety Of Media

The 2nd Annual Martin County Open Studio Tour takes place on Saturday, January 20 and Sunday, January 21st.  This FREE event is open to the public!  View art creations, art demonstrations and meet over 40 participating artists. Free Tour maps and Tour Guides are available at the Marker 23 Gallery, Arts Council of Martin County, Fish House Art Center, Kling Gallery, Wine & Decor, Stuart Art & Supply or download our free MCOST App.  The Rickie Report shares the details here.  Kudos to the Martin Artisans Guild! Artists supporting artists and bringing the public to see how it is created!

 

 

ANNOUNCES:

 

MARTIN COUNTY OPEN STUDIO TOUR

Saturday, January 20 and Sunday, January 21st.  

This FREE event is open to the public!

For more information:

mcopenstudiotour@gmail.com

mcost.org

MAP WILL ALSO BE AVAILABLE ON OUR FREE DOWNLOADABLE APP:

 

 

MARTIN COUNTY OPEN STUDIO TOUR

THIS YEAR THE TOUR MAP HAS BEEN DIVIDED INTO 3 SEPARATE MAPS:

 SOME ARTISTS WILL BE SHARING THE SAME LOCATION: 

 

 

 

North County: Stuart, Sewalls Point and Jensen Beach

Alex Murray
Laura Kay Darvil
Julia Kelly
Mimi McCallum
Barbara Lapham: Jensen Art Cottages
Sally Eckman Roberts: Jensen Art Cottages
Karen Leffel-Massengill: Jensen Art Cottages
Jillane Heveron: Jensen Art Cottages
Mia Lindberg
Sharon Ferina
Val Lally- Note address correction tour book
Eduardo Gomez

Mid County: Stuart

Maria Miele Next to Gafford’s Downtown
Jim Dirks: Stuart Stained Glass
Chris Kling: Kling Gallery, Wine & Decor
Rosalind Neilen: Stuart Art & Supply
Sally Pearson: Stuart Art & Supply
Barb Bucci: Stuart Art & Supply ( James J Dimartis Collection)
Cristina De la Vega
Petey Cox: Cristina De la Vega
Shelia Geoffrion
Marc Cohen: Cohen Studios
Lynne Cohen: Cohen Studios
Brenda Leigh
Chad Periman- Note address correction in Tour Guide
Helen Kagan: will need to call at gate for access

South County: Palm City, Port Salerno and Hobe Sound

Kim Rody
Mallo Bisset
Tepa Charles: with Mallo Bisset
Alice Laputka: Visionary School of Art
Lynne Barletta: Visionary School of Art
Alexandra Trejo: Visionary School of Art/ Martin Artisans Guild Sponsored Student Artist
Geoffrey Smith
Lorrie Goss: Lisa P Young Studio
Lisa P Young: Lisa P Young Studio
Clair Brunetti: Lisa P Young Studio
Duane Hatfield
Deborah Elaine: with Duane Hatfield
Jeffrey Mush: Marker 23 Gallery
Robert Bennett: Fish House Art Center
Jean Gauger: Aya Fiber Studio at Fish House Art Center
Suzanne Connors: Aya Fiber Studio at Fish House Art Center
Gail Naomi: Fish House Art Center
Sean McGraw: Hobe Sound

 

 

About Martin County Artisan Guild:

Our Mission
Out mission is to organize and promote artists’ Open Studio Tours in Martin County, FL in order to provide the public with unique opportunities to meet artists and explore a wide variety of art forms.

Goals:
To promote Martin County FL as a center of art.
To provide opportunity for artists to exhibit original artwork to the public.
To develop a sense of shared community and support among artists.
To foster the concept that success for one artist benefits all artists.
To present Artists’ Open Studios as a venue for purchasing art.

Get Involved: 

If you are a Martin County artist, get involved!

If you are interested in sponsorship, get involved! Donations are vital to our growth, as we use them for marketing, events, and public outreach.

If you are just interested in the arts and want to volunteer;    Get Involved!

We accept volunteers regardless of skill level. There is a rotation in roles, but we’ll teach you all the skills you need to know. Teenagers 14 years and older can earn community service credits for school

 

Our 2018 Tour Sponsors:

Frugal Framer

Arts Council of Martin County

Kling Gallery, Wine & Decor

Red Barn Furniture

Marker 23 Gallery & Tattoo Studio

The Rickie Report

Aya Fiber Studio

Tom Grissman Photography

Junk Dog Salvage

Maneros Restaurant

For more information:

mcopenstudiotour@gmail.com

mcost.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