Artists and Charities Hand In Hand’s March 31 Event At Lighthouse Point Yacht Club Will Benefit Peggy Adam Animal Rescue League

Artists and Charities Hand In Hand invites the public to a unique and exciting new art show on Sunday, March 31.  The Lighthouse Point Yacht Club hosts the event featuring over 40 of South Florida’s award-winning artists and sculptors.  Sponsored by Pet Supermarket and Century Risk Advisors, 20% of all sales will benefit the Peggy Adams Rescue Animal League. All guests will receive a gift bag valued at over $10, and will be asked to make a donation to enter.  The Rickie Report shares the details here.

 

 

Artists and Charities Hand in Hand

Brings artists and charities together

 

 

SUNDAY,  MARCH 31, 2019

10 AM – 5 PM

LIGHTHOUSE POINT YACHT CLUB

2701 NE 42nd Street    Lighthouse Point, FL 33064

Register to attend

$10.00 Suggested donation per person at the event

GIFT from PET SUPERMARKET valued over $10 with each donation~

Register today for the March 31st event and join our mailing list.

 

 

RSVPs are requested: https://form.jotform.com/90566280119963

or call 415-419-4292

For more information: https://artistsandcharities.com

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

An art show to benefit the Peggy Adams Animal Rescue League is coming to the Lighthouse Point Yacht Club, through the help and vision of Ingrid Robinson, Founder and Curator of Artists and Charities Hand In Hand. She tells The Rickie Report, “By joining forces, we fulfill the fundraising and publicity needs of the charity and the marketing and awareness needs of these talented artists.”

 

 

Helping pets is a noble vocation. It takes a warm heart and a clear head to manage the logistics that saves animals in crisis and find forever homes. Ingrid Robinson, an internationally known branding powerhouse, brings together over 40 local, award-winning artists and sculptors to support the many needs of Peggy Adams Animal Rescue League, caring for pets needing forever homes.

 

 

 

 

By joining forces with Peggy Adams and inviting the community to participate in this fabulous and exciting art show, Artists and Charities Hand In Hand fulfills the fundraising and publicity mission of the charity, the marketing and awareness needs of these talented artists, as well as inviting the participation of the community to enjoy a fabulous, worthwhile, fun and fundraising charity event surrounded by a spectacular, beautiful venue, the Lighthouse Point Yacht Club.

 

 

For more information: https://artistsandcharities.com

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

The Mission of the Peggy Adams Animal Rescue League

The Mission of the Peggy Adams Animal Rescue League of the Palm Beaches, Incorporated is to provide shelter to lost, homeless and unwanted animals, to provide spay and neuter and other medical services for companion animals, and to care for, protect, and find quality homes for homeless and neglected companion animals, to advocate animal welfare, community involvement and education to further the bond between people and animals.

Our Vision is to create a community where 100% of the adoptable animals find loving homes and no animals will be euthanized because of pet overpopulation.

Visit website for more information:  https://www.peggyadams.org

 

 

 

 

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Public Invited To Art Show Benefitting Children With Special Needs On Sunday, December 16th

The season of gift giving has begun and Artists And Charities Hand In Hand has an offer we can’t refuse!  The Constance and David Blacher Childrens’ Special Needs Programs, the artists, and you art lovers will all benefit on Sunday, December 16th from a curated Fine Art Show at the Mandel JCC in Palm Beach Gardens.  Over 35 artists who sell nationally and internationally will be showing their works.  The $18 couvert includes catered hors d’oeuvres  and wine plus a raffle ticket for an art piece.  Kudos to Ingrid Robinson, Founder and Curator of this effort!  Kudos to everyone who participates!  The Rickie Report shares the details and we look forward to meeting you there!  Please RSVP ahead to accommodate food planning.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

INVITES  YOU

SUNDAY,  DECEMBER 16TH

10 am – 5 pm

A R T      S HOW

   To  Benefit  The  Constance and David  Blacher Childrens’ Special Needs Programs

Suggested Donation: $18.

Easy entrance when you RSVP here:

Or send your check:  Mandel JCC  Att: Rachel Karpeles

( Please note Special Needs)

 

Mandel JCC

 5221 Hood Road   Palm Beach Gardens, FL 33418

 

Free parking

 

 

 

 

 

ARTISTS AND CHARITIES HAND IN HAND: Artists and Charities Hand in Hand brings artists and charities together.

 

https://bit.ly/2yEEF7E

 

Questions? Call Ingrid Robinson:  415-419-4292

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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“Artists & Charities Hand In Hand” Premieres Outstanding Art Show To Benefit The Constance & David Blacher Children’s Special Needs Program December 16th

Ingrid Robinson, Founder and Curator of Artists And Charities Hand In Hand, offers art lovers, charities, and artists a win-win-win on Sunday, December 16th!  Over 35 nationally and internationally renown artists who call South Florida their home will be selling their works to benefit the event which takes place at the Mandel JCC in Palm Beach Gardens.  The couvert of $18 and 18% of all sales benefit the charity.  The Rickie Report, a proud sponsor, shares the details here.  We urge you to RSVP ahead to go to the head of the line!

 

 

 

 

 

 

INVITES  YOU

SUNDAY,  DECEMBER 16TH

10 am – 5 pm

A R T      S HOW

   To  Benefit  The  Constance and David  Blacher Childrens’ Special Needs Programs

Suggested Donation: $18.

Easy entrance when you RSVP here:

Or send your check:  Mandel JCC  Att: Rachel Karpeles

( Please note Special Needs)

 

Mandel JCC

 5221 Hood Road   Palm Beach Gardens, FL 33418

 

Free parking

 

 

 

 

 

ARTISTS AND CHARITIES HAND IN HAND: Artists and Charities Hand in Hand brings artists and charities together.

 

https://bit.ly/2yEEF7E

 

Questions? Call Ingrid Robinson:  415-419-4292

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Armory Art Center’s 50/50 Live Art Event And Auction: Call For Artists And Reminder To Art Patrons

The Armory Art center is seeking 50 artists to participate in the 4th Annual 50/50 Live Art Event and Auction on Saturday, November 28, 2015. Artists will have the chance to publicly show off their skills by creating a work of art in front of a live audience that will be auctioned off just minutes after being completed. This unique event will give artists the chance to exhibit their work in public at one of South Florida’s most venerated cultural centers. The Rickie Report shares the Call To Artists Information and reminds Art Lovers and Art Patrons to Mark the Date on Your Calendars NOW!  Artist Entry Deadline:  Friday, November 13, 2015.

 

 

 

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1700 parker avenue       w.p.b., fl 33401

 (561) 832-1776

 

 

 

4th Annual 50/50 Live Art Event and Auction

Saturday, November 28, 2015

6 – 9:30 pm

 

Art Patrons Waiting For Their Turn To Bid at Armory Art Center 50/50

Art Patrons Waiting For Their Turn To Bid at Armory Art Center 50/50

 

Event Schedule:

 

5:30 – 6:30 pm  Artists Set Up

6:30 pm  Doors Open to the Public

6:30 – 8:30 pm   Artists Create Their Work

8:15 – 8:30 pm  Paintings Are Collected For the Auction

8:30 – 8:45 pm  Live Auction Begins

9:30 – 10:00 pm  Artists break-down

SAVE THE DATE: Don’t miss the Holiday Studio Sale on December 5-6, 2015.

 

 

 

 

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Virginia Sinicki, WRMF’s popular KVJ show radio host, is returning as emcee. Last year Virginia livened up the crowd and every painting sold!

 

 

 

The Armory Art center is seeking 50 artists to participate in the 4th Annual 50/50 Live Art Event and Auction. Artists will have the chance to publicly show off their skills by creating a work of art in front of a live audience that will be auctioned off just minutes after being completed. This unique event will give artists the chance to exhibit their work in public at one of South Florida’s most venerated cultural centers.

 

 

Painters at Armory 50/50 Event With Onlookers Waiting to Make Their Bids

Painters at Armory 50/50 Event With Onlookers Waiting to Make Their Bids

Why participate? Exposure…

 

  • The event will be well promoted and well attended by art enthusiasts and collectors.
  • You can display a binder that is up to 9”x12” to showcase more examples of your work to potential buyers.
  • Each year the 50/50 Live Art Event and Auction has brought in more than 200 spectators.
  • You will have the chance to interact with attendees and distribute postcards and business cards.
  • You have the added benefit of enhancing your resume when you are accepted into this juried opportunity.
  • Your work is auctioned by a local radio personality who will promote the event on air.
  • You will keep 50% from the sale of your work.
  • The event and sale of your painting can be added to your bio and resume.What do you need to know? 
  • This is a prestigious juried event and you will be selected based on talent. 
  • There is a $20 application fee. 
  • Artists will be provided a 16”x20” canvas. Artists must provide their own art supplies and set up their work stations. 
  • Artists can use acrylic or any other non-toxic materials (no oils) but the work MUST be dry before the end of the painting session (6:30 – 8:30 p.m.) and must be ready to hang, even if it includes 3-D elements. 
  • The starting bid of all work will be $50. The final bid price is split 50/50 between artist and the Armory. 
  • You can also choose to become a sponsoring artist and donate full proceeds for greater publicity. Learn more by going to armoryart.org/sponsoring-artist 
  • The artist or a representative at the conclusion of the event must claim unsold artwork. Artwork left at the Armory will become the property of the Armory.
  • Upon acceptance to the 4th Annual 50/50 Live Art Event and Auction, artists will receive further instructions regarding their participation.
  • Application can be found on armoryart.org/artist-opportunites
  • To apply, submit the completed application and 3 jpeg images of your work via email to suzanne.redmond@armoryart.org 
  • If you are accepted by the jury, notification with details will be sent by email. For more information, please call (561) 832-1776.

 

Deadline for entry is November 13, 2015

Details and application are available at: http://armoryart.org/artist-opportunities

 

 

 

The Armory Art Center:

 

The mission of the Armory Art Center is to inspire the creation and experience of art. The Armory’s vision is to be Palm Beach County’s leading visual arts education and exhibition center. Housed in an historic art deco building, the Armory provides art classes for students of all ages, exhibitions, art salons, lectures, and special events. Twenty exhibitions are hosted annually in three galleries. Nearly 100 courses held in 12 state-of-the-art studios are offered including ceramics, digital arts, drawing, glass fusing, jewelry, painting, printmaking, fibers, sculpture, and more. For more information, visit www.armoryart.org or call 561-832-1776 x33.

 

 

 

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Artists Association of Jupiter Presents “Color of Light” with David Kraft

The Artists Association of Jupiter (AAOJ) proudly presents: “Color of Light”, a breathtaking collection of photographs with amazing clarity, depth and light, which are often mistaken as paintings, by award winning photographer, David Kraft. A portion of proceeds from sales of photographs and artwork by other artist members of AAOJ will benefit PACE Center for Girls, Palm Beach.  The Rickie Report looks forward to seeing you there on Wednesday, October 8th.  Here are some previews and details.

 

 

Artists Association of Jupiter

&

A Unique Art Gallery

Present:

“Color of Light”

Photography of David Kane

Opening Reception:

Wednesday, October 8th  

5:30- 7:30 pm

A Portion of Proceeds of Sales Benefits:

PACE Center for Girls

226 Center Street Suite 8       Jupiter, FL 33458

561-529-2748

 

 

 

The Artists Association of Jupiter (AAOJ) proudly presents: “Color of Light”, a breathtaking collection of photographs with amazing clarity, depth and light, which are often mistaken as paintings, by award winning photographer, David Kraft. This event will be held on Wednesday October 8 from 5:30-7:30 at A Unique Art Gallery, 226 Center St #8 in Jupiter. A portion of proceeds from sales of photographs and artwork by other artist members of AAOJ will benefit PACE Center for Girls, Palm Beach, http://www.pacecenter.org/

 

 

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David Kraft is a digital photographer, specializing in adventure photography with a style that creates the illusion of being there by producing images with amazing clarity, depth and light. Many of his landscapes are photographed during multi-day hikes into the wilderness, where he captures aspects of nature that few have the opportunity to experience in person.

 

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An avid runner, David stays in hiking shape by training and running marathons. He has completed several, including running The Boston Marathon four times. When not traveling or taking pictures, you can find David in his garage, tinkering away on his antique motorcycles. He resides in Jupiter, Florida with his wife Lisa.

 

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The PACE Model

PACE Center for Girls, Inc. is a nationally recognized and research based model that features a balanced emphasis on academics and social services with a focus on the future for middle and high-school aged girls and young women.

 

 

  • The foundation of PACE is the gender-responsive culture, providing a safe environment that celebrates girls, services that take into account how girls learn and develop, and staff that understand the lives of girls and can respond to their strengths and challenges. The strength-based approach focuses on the unique potential of each girl. Our gender-responsive program is successful because of the strong relationships the PACE staff build with the girls and the keen sense of accountability the staff instils in them.

 

  • With a demonstrated record of success, PACE uses a holistic, strength-based and asset building model specifically responsive to the needs of girls and which is recognized as among the most effective programs in the country for keeping girls from entering the juvenile justice system.

 

  • PACE Center for Girls values all girls and young women, believing each one deserves an opportunity to find her voice, achieve her potential and celebrate a life defined by responsibility, dignity, serenity and grace.

 

  • PACE provides Academic Services, Social Services and Transition Services:Academic Services
    • Core classes taught by certified teachers
    • Small class sizes
    • Academic advisors meet with girls to assess grades and goals
    • Remediation is offered, if neededSocial Services
    • Every girl is assigned a counselor
    • Girls complete an initial needs assessment and ongoing needs assessment
    • Counselors develop care plans based on needs assessment
    • Counselors meet with girls to address care plans and progress in meeting goals
    • Counselors meet with parents/guardians monthly to address girls’ progress
    • Girls attend Spirited Girls! (life management group) and psycho-educational groups to address social service needsTransition Services
    • Girls who transition from the program are assigned a transition counselor for follow-up care
    • Transition counselors work with girls for up to three years after leaving PACE
    • Counselors assist girls with their future goals
    • Girls have the opportunity to participate in PACEWorks! (an after school program that focuses on education and careers)

 

  • PACE Center for Girls Palm Beach is located in West Palm Beach and was founded in 1996. Since opening, PACE Palm Beach has served over 1,000 local girls. The center is located off South Military Trail just South of Summit Boulevard.

 

 

The Artists Association of Jupiter is a collaboration of artists who work together to promote the awareness of art and education to the community and surrounding counties. Its venue, A Unique Art Gallery, opened its doors in June of 2010.

 

Learn more about the organization, its artists and programs on the Association’s website, www.artistsassociationofjupiter.com   For more information on this event call or email the Gallery at 561-529-2748 or info@artistsassociationofjupiter.com

 

 

 

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Imagine a World Without Discrimination? ADL is Here to Help

The media is filled with stories of hate crimes and bullying.  For 100 years, the Anti-Defamation League has given support to victims and looked to educate the community to and would-be perpetrators.  The Florida Chapter, in partnership with the Armory Art Center, is exhibiting art works based on the ADL mission statement.  The Rickie Report was privileged to send out a Call to Artists for this exhibit.  We urge you to see this powerful art show and take part in the art sale.  If you cannot attend, you can still bid on art pieces!  There are more details in this article.

 

 

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ArtWorks is the first Florida annual art exhibition, fundraiser and silent auction highlighting the mission and impact of the Anti-Defamation League (ADL).  Presented by ADL Florida’s Wolff Leadership, ArtWorks is an art exhibition, fundraiser and silent auction that will highlight the impact of ADL as seen through the eyes of today’s leading and emerging artists.

Glass by AMy Reshefsky

Glass by Amy Reshefsky

 

 

 

Each piece of art work – painting, photography, mixed media or sculpture – focuses on one or more aspects of ADL’s mission. Each artist was chosen to create a piece of art that shares their perspective on the mission of ADL. All artwork will be included in a silent auction where guests can bid on the work.   For more information, please visit Paddle 8  website http://paddle8.com/auctions/adlflorida  Bid now, before the art piece you want is sold!

Graphic by Judith Eisinger

“Lost Souls” by Judith Eisinger

The panel of judges included:  Arthur H. Jaffe, Ph.D.  Professor Emeritus, Jaffe Center for Book Arts;  Talya Lerman Director of  Education, Armory Arts Center;  Ellen E. Roberts, Ph.D., Harold and Anne Berkley Smith Curator of American Art Norton Museum of Art.

 

Painting by Ruth Salton

“Woman with Two Children” by Ruth Salton

 

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The Anti-Defamation League (ADL) fights anti-Semitism and all forms of bigotry in the U.S. and abroad through information, education, legislation, and advocacy. ADL serves as a resource for government, media, law enforcement, educators and the public. The League:

  • scrutinizes and exposes extremists and hate groups
  • monitors hate on the Internet
  • provides expertise on domestic and international terrorism
  • probes the roots of hatred
  • develops and delivers educational programs
  • fosters interfaith/intergroup relations
  • mobilizes communities to stand up against bigotry
  • defends the security of Israel and Jews worldwide
  • maintains a comprehensive and up-to-date Web site

Anti-Semitism, Racism And Bigotry

  • In the forefront of the fight against anti-Semitism, challenges American and world leaders and the United Nations to take action against anti-Jewish bigotry and violence, and exposes and condemns attacks on Jews
  • Through a comprehensive Web site and publications, provides the knowledge and tools to counteract anti-Semitism, hatred and intolerance
  • America’s prime resource for information on and responses to bigotry
  • Collects and carefully evaluates a vast amount of information on anti-Semites, racists and extremists and provides a yearly analysis of anti-Jewish activities in an annual Audit of Anti-Semitic Incidents
  • Through the polling of American and other nations’ attitudes toward Jews, remains in the forefront of gauging anti-Semitism at home and abroad

Extremism

  • Monitors, analyzes and exposes an entire range of extremists from the obscure to the more prominent.  Issues Extremism in America: A Guide, an encyclopedia of American extremists that is continually updated
  • Law Enforcement Agency Resource Network is a comprehensive, frequently updated informational resource for law enforcement personnel engaged in combating hate groups, hate crimes and hate symbols

Identifying And Combating Hate

Leading the efforts to deter and counter hate-motivated crimes, the League drafted model hate crimes legislation in 1981, covering all hate crimes.  Forty-five states have since enacted laws based on or similar to the model, which was unanimously deemed constitutional by the U.S. Supreme Court in 1993.

For more than 13 years, ADL led a broad coalition of groups working in Washington, DC, to enact the federal Matthew Shepard James Byrd Jr. Hate Crimes Prevention Act (HCPA), which was signed into law in October 2009.

  • As part of a joint effort, formed Partners Against Hate to provide outreach, education and training in techniques to prevent juvenile hate-related behavior
  • Maintains an extensive online visual database of extremist symbols, logos and tattoos

Education

  • Works to further the mission of combating hate through education.  Its award-winning A WORLD OF DIFFERENCE® Institute programs provide anti-bias education and training with curriculums and materials available for pre-K through university students, community groups, corporations, civic associations, religious organizations and law enforcement agencies
  • Supports Holocaust awareness and education through its Braun Holocaust Institute and the Hidden Child Foundation/ADL®

Religious Freedom

  • Regards the separation of church and state as essential to preserving religious freedom in our increasingly pluralistic society.  Engaged in action to safeguard religious liberty throughout society, including in the workplace and classroom

Interfaith Affairs

  • Builds and maintains relationships and dialogue with international, national and local religious leaders of all faiths. Monitors and attempts to resolve interfaith issues, and helps educate non-Jewish religious leaders about Jewish history, theology and philosophy
  • Through the Bearing Witness™ program, a partnership with The U.S. Holocaust Memorial Museum and the Archdiocese of Washington, provides Catholic school educators with the training and resources necessary to teach their students about anti-Semitism and the Holocaust

International Affairs

  • Monitors and combats global anti-Semitism and extremism and promotes the security and well-being of Jewish communities around the world.  Provides expertise to governments and non-government institutions worldwide
  • A WORLD OF DIFFERENCE® Institute anti-bias training programs exist in Austria, Belgium, France, Germany, Israel, Japan, Italy and the Netherlands, reaching educators, and law enforcement professionals.  Youth in Belgium, France, Germany, Greece, Italy, Luxembourg, Netherlands, Portugal, Spain, Austria and the United Kingdom have participated in peer-training programs
  • Maintains an office in Israel

 

Israel

  • Supports the Jewish state by advocating for Israel, and explaining political and security issues and the complexities of the Israeli-Palestinian/Israel-Arab conflict with U.S. policymakers, the media and the public through programs, publications and contact with officials
  • Jerusalem Office hosts fact-finding missions to Israel and provides expertise on anti-bias training for Israeli educational, military and law enforcement institutions

 

The Anti-Defamation League was founded in 1913 “to stop the defamation of the Jewish people and to secure justice and fair treatment to all.” Now the nation’s premier civil rights/human relations agency, ADL fights anti-Semitism and all forms of bigotry, defends democratic ideals and protects civil rights for all.

A leader in the development of materials, programs and services, ADL builds bridges of communication, understanding and respect among diverse groups, carrying out its mission through a network of 27 Regional and Satellite Offices in the United States and an office in Israel.

For more information about the event and register go to the web site: www.adl.org/FloridaArtWorksADL  or contact Patricia Gottenger 561-512-0073

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561-537-0291

You Are Invited: Art Show Benefits Center for Great Apes!

The Rickie Report urges you to attend this benefit, not only to meet some of the famous Highwaymen artists, but to see what this amazing organization is doing!  The Center for Great Apes has rescued many large primates who were used in entertainment and movies such ‘Any Which Way But Loose’,’ Ace Ventura’, and ‘Seinfeld’. Many of these apes were deserted by biomedical labs and roadside zoos or sold to exotic pet dealers when the entertainment industry could no longer use them. One of the residents is Michael Jackson’s former chimp, Bubbles.  The Center is a permanent sanctuary.

The Center for Great Apes

 

Invites You To

 

An Evening of Celebration

 

Saturday, October 26, 2013

 

7 – 9 pm

 

Bear Lakes Country Club

 

1901 Village Boulevard

 

W. Palm Beach, FL

 
Center for Great Apes Event West Palm Beach

The Center provides these primates with the ability to live out the rest of their lives in peace and with dignity. With over a mile of an aerial chute travel system connecting all the outdoor play areas, the apes have the unique opportunity to explore the woods and sanctuary grounds safely as they visit other groups and different habitats.

 

 In the wild, infant orangutans and chimpanzees nurse on their mothers for five or six years and stay with their mothers for up to eight or nine years. During this time, they learn the skills needed to socialize and interact with their own species.

 

When great apes are worked in entertainment or sold as pets, infants are pulled away soon after birth and raised to be more human-like. They’re used as babies, but by the time they are six or seven (and still juveniles), young apes are incredibly strong with great intelligence and cannot be handled safely by trainers or pet owners.

 

With this working “shelf-life” of only 6-7 years and a life expectancy of over 50 years, these former stars and pets are often sent to small, unaccredited roadside zoos, biomedical labs, or breeder compounds since accredited zoos rarely can accept them. Some ex-actors and former pet chimps lead very lonely lives, never adapting to other chimpanzees because they lack the social skills they would have learned as infants from their own mothers.

 

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But with the Center for Great Apes’ mission of providing care and rehabilitation to great apes who need a permanent home or who have special psychological or physical challenges, the chimpanzees and orangutans at the sanctuary have found care with dignity and finally companionship with their own species.

 

 

Several of the former pets at the sanctuary were rescued from tiny cages in garages and basements where they had not seen sunlight for 10 to 20 years. Clyde, a 47-year-old chimpanzee was captured in Africa as an infant and sold as a pet. He was kept for more than 40 years alone in a small garage cage, never seeing another chimpanzee. Rescued by the Center just two years ago, Clyde was skeletal, atrophied, could barely walk, and had bedsores covering his body. But today, this elder chimpanzee is strolling through the chutes in the sunshine and learning how to interact and socialize with other chimpanzees.

The audience will have the opportunity to meet Founder, Patti Ragan, as well as Florida Highwaymen artist Jimmy Stovall. It will feature artwork by Nathaniel Gold, Garry Kravit, Isabel Du Toit and others.  Artwork will be for sale to benefit The Center for Great Apes.  For more information about this event, please contact Wally Baldwin at 561-667-1099 or baldwinwally@gmail.com

Bubbles, the Chimpanzee

Membership Levels & Benefits:

The sanctuary is not open to the public as an attraction or zoo. However current yearly members and supporters of the Center are invited to attend our annual Member Day in the spring.  Joining at the $50 membership  or above entitles you to a year-long membership to the Center for Great Apes, including a subscription to our e-News and PrimeApes Newsletter, and invitation(s) to our two member events per year.

 

Family Membership (with a private tour for 4)……………$250

Family Membership (for 4)…………………………………………$150
Couple Membership………………………………………………….$75
Individual Membership………………………………………………$50
Student (High School & College)…………………………………..$25

 

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Please visit their web page: http://www.centerforgreatapes.org/

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Art Show Helps Celebrate Center for Great Apes- Open to the Public

The Center for Great Apes has rescued many apes used in entertainment and movies such Any Which Way But Loose, Ace Ventura, and Seinfeld. Many of these apes were deserted by biomedical labs and roadside zoos or sold to exotic pet dealers when the entertainment industry could no longer use them. The Center is a permanent sanctuary. The Rickie Report urges you to attend this benefit, not only to meet some of the famous Highwaymen artists, but to see what this amazing organization is doing! (By the way, one of the residents is Michael Jackson’s former chimp, Bubbles)!

The Center for Great Apes

Invites You To

An Evening of Celebration

Saturday, October 26, 2013

7 – 9 pm

Bear Lakes Country Club

1901 Village Boulevard

W. Palm Beach, FL

Center for Great Apes Event West Palm Beach
The public is invited to a special evening to celebrate and help rescue apes that had been kept as pets.  The Center for Great Apes has rescued many apes used in entertainment and movies such Any Which Way But Loose, Ace Ventura, and Seinfeld. Many of these apes were deserted by biomedical labs and roadside zoos or sold to exotic pet dealers when the entertainment industry could no longer use them. The Center is a permanent sanctuary for them.
Bubbles, the Chimpanzee

Bubbles, the Chimpanzee

The audience will have the opportunity to meet Founder, Patti Ragan, as well as Florida Highwaymen artist Jimmy Stovall. It will feature artwork by Nathaniel Gold, Garry Kravit, Isabel Du Toit and others.  Artwork will be for sale to benefit The Center for Great Apes.  For more information about this event, please contact Wally Baldwin at 561-667-1099 or baldwinwally@gmail.com

 

 

 

Bam Bam

Bam Bam

Please visit their web page: http://www.centerforgreatapes.org/
Orangatang

Orangutan

 

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Art Night at SpringHill Suites Marriott Benefits Boys & Girls Club

This is the ultimate expression of art, community based artists, a large corporation, and a local charity coming together.  The Rickie Report loves it!  The Marriott’s SpringHill Suites on Metrocentre Blvd in West Palm Beach is celebrating “Free Expressions Art Night”  Read more here about the event and the Boys & Girls Club.

SpringHill Suites Mariott

Invites You to

Free Expressions

ART NIGHT

Wednesday, June 19th

5:30 – 8:00 pm

2437 Metrocentre Blvd

I-95 and 45 Street

West Palm Beach, FL

From glass sculptures to photography, SpringHill Suites by Marriott hotels nationwide embrace creativity of all types this month with Free Expressions Art Night SpringHill Suites, a brand program that celebrates local art and originality. Partnering with individual community based talent, galleries and schools, ArtNight is a platform for artists to showcase their creativity, to the delight of guests and neighbors. “ArtNight takes the guest travel and discovery experience to another level.” Embracing the local art scene allows us to connect with our communities and helps make hotel stays more inspiring.”

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  Manager, Joe Dunann and Sales Manager, Becky Reincke told The Rickie Report, “We are proud to be owned and operated by OTO Development! They believe in a Commitment to the Community”!  “Actions taken on a daily basis form a sequence of events that define a company. OTO cares passionately about our team members, customers, and the communities in which we operate. Whether designing environmentally friendly new hotels or helping others in our communities, we intend to be an active participant in efforts to make the world a better place.”  Both Joe and Becky serve on the Board of the local Boys and Girls Club.

 

 

The Boys & Girls Clubs of Palm Beach County is a nonprofit 501 (c) 3 youth development organization serving the County’s most disadvantaged youth.  The mission of the Boys & Girls Clubs of Palm Beach County is to inspire and assist all young people, especially those who need us most, to realize their full potential as productive, responsible and caring citizens.

Ensuring a meaningful education to help every child succeed inAmericahas never been more crucial than it is today.America’s young people are performing poorly in school. Despite decades of reform, the American educational system is struggling to meet the increasing demands placed on it. The 7,500 children served by the Boys & Girls Clubs annually attend, for the most part; the County’s lowest performing schools. The attention they are not receiving in school is multiplied by a lack of supervision at home.

 

 

Customers Looking Through Previous Exhibit

 

 

Living in single parent or nontraditional family situations, at or near the poverty level, our parents and/or guardians are often left with few if any alternative, but to allow their children to go home alone. Consider, 83 percent of the members at the Boys & Girls Club of Palm Beach County are classified as latchkey children, compounding the alarming rates of academic failure among our area’s children.

Artwork on Display at 2012 Event

 

 

Those children who attend the Boys & Girls Clubs are given a safe, secure haven where they can be kids, build friendships, receive academic tools that will promote better achievement, and learn life skills that will enable them to successfully transition from childhood to adulthood, despite economic hardship and their community’s environment.

 

The programs of the Boys & Girls Clubs work.  They provide core programming in six areas that are nationally recognized and outcome-driven, including: education and career development; character and leadership development; sports, fitness and recreation; health and life skills, technology; and cultural arts. Statistically, the majority of  their Club members score higher than their same school peers in reading and math on the Florida Comprehensive Assessment Test, as a direct result of attending the Boys & Girls Clubs.  The guidance shown to Club members help them learn to appreciate the intrinsic feelings of success that come from realizing their potential.

 

 

The Rickie Report urges our readers to contact Deb Warzin to see how you can help with this worthwhile organization.  They will be planning fundraisers and if enough artists and artisans contact them, it could have an art theme!  Deb is Vice President of Marketing & Community Outreach. Office:  561.683.3287 ext. 29 or Cell: 561.846.2881 ,  email her:  dwarzin@bgcpbc.org or see their website: www.bgcpbc.org

 

 

Becky and Joe are looking forward to planning more art-related events in our area. Becky can be reached at:  561-207-3126 or Cell: 561-301-3660 or becky.reincke@otodevelopment.com  .  She and Joe oversee SpringHill Suites By Marriott at 2437 Metrocentre Blvd.  West Palm Beach, FL 33407 and Homewood Suites by Hilton 2455 Metrocentre Blvd. West Palm Beach, FL 33407

 

 

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

Rickie Leiter, Publisher

The Rickie Report

P.O.Box 33423

Palm Beach Gardens, FL 33420

Rickie@therickiereport.com

561-537-0291