Support “Kelsey Cares” In Fostering The Arts As “The 4 Year Anniversary Block Party” In Lake Park Kicks Off

When AJ Brockman opened the Brewhouse Gallery, in 2014, it was easy to understand his concept – show original artwork from local artists and serve beer. But is was SO much more than that!  This visionary saw it as a “brew house for ideas” as well as craft beers and artwork…a common gathering place for an entire community!  As we head into the fourth phase of our grassroots effort, “The Back Alley Mural Project”, we ask our friends, family and business cohorts to help make it a success.  The Rickie Report shares the details of the next phase and the continuing efforts of AJ and his not-for-profit, Kelsey Cares.  We look to fellow visual artists, performing artists, and their audiences to get involved! The Rickie Report is proud to be part of this effort!

 

 

 

THE  4 YEAR  ANNIVERSARY  BLOCK  PARTY

SATURDAY,  May 12, 2018

(DETAILS  TO FOLLOW)

 

This video link will tell you more about the whole story and the continuing efforts of AJ and his not-for-profit, Kelsey Cares:

https://www.indiegogo.com/projects/leaving-our-mark-in-lake-park-a-mural-project-4-community#/

 

 

Revitalizing a community through a huge ( 900 foot) outdoor mural (one of the largest continuous murals in South Florida!) and launching The Lake Park Arts District!

OUR MISSION

“Funding art, theater, music, film, and cultural development through community outreach by providing subsidies for productions, events, artists and musicians to carry out their mission.”

 

 

 

Introducing Kelsey Cares. After multiple community projects to revitalize the Town of Lake Park through the arts, specifically our renowned mural projects, we are now furthering our efforts through receiving our 501(c)(3) nonprofit status. Founded in 1919, the original Kelsey City (now Lake Park) was a cultural hub and we are continuing Harry Kelsey’s vision by cultivating The Lake Park Arts District. Kelsey Cares is Funding art, theater, music, film, and cultural development through community outreach by providing subsidies for productions, events, artists and musicians to carry out their mission.

 

 

The Back Alley Mural Project

Thanks to the local community the launch of The Kelsey Theater has been a growing success, and even given birth to what we now call The Lake Park Arts District. That left us wondering, “What else can we do to make Lake Park great?” The answer is to utilize the only real estate we have left in a project that benefits local artists and the community alike.

 

 

 

 

What We Need & What You Get

So, we need to fill this wall with eye-popping color that will make The Lake Park Arts District visible from outer space! Okay, maybe that’s a bit unrealistic, but we still want to beautify this town with public art. The extent to which the wall gets painted depends on how much money we raise.

100% of all the funds raised will be going towards supplies, rental equipment, permitting and actually paying these artists because artwork is WORK. Once we reach our initial goal any additional money raised will be put into escrow and applied to the next round of muralists until we are able to paint the entire 700 building (pretty much a city block) every six months. After that, we start again right back at the beginning so there is always fresh imagery to inspire our community.

 

 

Now to the good part… What you get in return for your support! We have a bunch of great perks at all different contribution levels, the majority of which center around “The 4yr Anniversary Block Party” scheduled for May 12, 2018. This will serve as our official wrap party and unveiling of the finished mural. Food trucks, vendors, craft beer, live music, art demonstrations, and much more will be going down as we put the finishing touches on this masterpiece the day of. Not a local? No problem, many of our perks are easily shipped so you can help support this project from anywhere in the world. At the very least, come party with us at this free event and see what’s happening at The Lake Park Arts District for yourself!

For more information:

www.kelseycares.org

 

 

 

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Craig McInnis Is Featured Artist With A Demonstration At Wellington Art Society Meeting On January 10th. Open To The Public

The Wellington Art Society will present well known artist, Craig McInnis as their featured demonstrator for their January 10th member meeting. The meeting will be held at the Wellington Community Center on Forest Hill Boulevard just east of City Hall. There will be a Meet and Greet followed by a member spotlight and brief meeting. The evening will conclude with Craig’s painting demonstration and a wonderful art raffle. The meeting is open to all members and guests.  The Rickie Report shares the details and some sneak peeks.

 

 

January 10, 2018

 

6:30 pm

12150 Forest Hill Blvd.   Wellington, FL

FEATURES:

CRAIG  MCINNIS

 

This is event is open to members and non-members

“Piggy” by Craig McInnis

 

 

Craig McInnis is a prolific artist, who knew he wanted to be an artist since his early childhood.  He tells The Rickie Report, “I am thrilled to be able to make my living doing creative work and I am grateful for the opportunities that have arisen in my life. To make art is a gift, and to share it, even better”.  

 

“Fascination” by Craig McInnis

 

 

 

When we say that Craig is busy, we mean it! Craig has many projects underway as the 2018 Art Season goes into full swing. CONTINUUM takes place January 18 – 27 with its pop-up gallery in City Place (former space of Restoration Hardware) . He co-produces the show with Anthony Burks Sr. and Trina Slade Burks bringing the freshest art and multimedia events for ARTWEEK. In addition, Craig is working on interior and exterior murals in West Palm Beach, Boynton Beach and Lake Park.

 

Here is a list of where you can find his artwork, take classes (group or private), or hire him for a commission piece or a mural:

 

CONTINUUMCo-creator / producer / curator / artist / host

Currently showing artwork at:

Contemporary Living Downtown at the Gardens

 Brewhouse Gallery

Cafe Centro-Northwood Village 

Lot 23 Studio- Northwood Village

Ongoing projects:

Back Alley Mural Project – Lake Park with AJ Brockman

Creative Director for Fright Nights at The South Florida Fairgrounds

Designer – South Florida Fair

Curator – Cafe Centro

Mobile Murals

Artist in Residence for Lot 23

Art Teacher:

Lot 23- Drawing and Painting

Center for Creative Education- C4 Digital Art Program

LEAP Program with The Benjamin School

Easel Art- Drawing and Painting  Lake Park

Armory Art Center – Cartoon Workshop

Private Instruction

 

 

 

“Fluffy Knuckles Coin Operated Emporium” by Craig McInnis

 

 

What are his goals for the coming year?  He’ll be an active member of the Board of Directors for No More Starving Artists while working on producing his own Pop-Up Gallery which will include an incubator space for new ideas.  Craig will have new artwork on his easel and will continue to foster his fine art career.  We know his goal to find new clients and strengthen relationships with existing clients will come to fruition….Craig MAKES THINGS HAPPEN!

 

 “What’s The Hub Bub Bub?” Mural by Craig McInnis

For more information about Craig’s artwork, murals or classes:

Craig McInnis
A R T I S T
561.389.4800
facebook.com/Craigartist
craigmcinnis.com

 

 

 

The Wellington Art Society is a non-profit charitable organization in its 37th year. It is open to artists of all mediums and patrons of the arts, allowing both local and regional artists to display their art work in local galleries, interact with other artists and serve the community through their art.

For further information please visit wellingtonartsociety.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

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