Claire Kelly Visits Benzaiten Center For Creative Arts For 3-Day Event March 19, 20, 21 – Enjoy Dinner With The Artist, Live Glass Blowing Demo, And Family Day

World renowned glass artist, Claire Kelly, is coming to Benzaiten Center For Creative Arts from March 19 – 21. The public is invited to a Meet The Artist Dinner (Thursday, March 19), a Glass Blowing Demo with live music and refreshments (Friday, March 20), and a free Family Day (Saturday, March 21).  KUDOS to Benzaiten, located in Lake Worth, for bringing these gifted visionary artists to our area!  The Rickie Report shares the details and some sneak peeks.  Make Your Reservations for the Dinner to hold a space!  

 

 

 

 

At  the  Center

1105 2nd Avenue  S.    Lake Worth, FL

 561-508-7315      www.benzaitencenter.org     Email: aholmes@benzaitencenter.org

Normal Hours of Operation: Tuesdays – Saturdays 10AM – 5PM

 

 

 

“Obliquity” by Claire Kelly

 

 

 

PRESENTS:

 

 

 

CLAIRE   KELLY

 

 

World Renowned Glass Artist

 

 

March 19, 20, 21, 2020

 

 

 

 

Claire Kelly’s body of work examines the relationships we have with animals and their larger presence in our world and the current environment. The result is a series of fantastical microcosms, which bring a consciousness and introspection to their decorative appeal. These glass sculptures tell and reveal a story about the fragility and preservation, within these small worlds, where the animals dwell, while presenting their role in the grander scheme of life.

 

 

 

 

 

 

Glass creations by Claire Kelly

 

 

 

MEET THE ARTIST DINNER

Thursday, March 19, 2020

6 – 9 PM

 

An elegant sit-down dinner limited to 40 people is set up in Benzaiten’s beautiful gallery. Claire will give a talk about her work, techniques and what inspires her ending with an Interactive question and answer session.   $100 per person

Make Your Reservations now:

Call the center at 561-508-7315

or email aholmes@benzaitencenter.org

 

 

 

Claire has been an instructor at Penland School of Crafts, Pilchuck Glass School, the Pittsburgh Glass Center, The Studio at the Corning Museum of Glass, Haystack Mountain School of Crafts, and the Centro Fundacion del Vidrio in Spain.  She has been a resident artist at the Pittsburgh Glass Center and received the Rosenberg Residency at Salem State University in Massachusetts. Recently, she was an artist-in-residence at the Studio of the Corning Museum of Glass where she created a new body of work using specialty glass from Effetre, a glass company based in Murano, Italy.

 

 

Claire Kelly Artist Demo

 

GALLERY OPENING WITH 4-HOUR GLASSBLOWING DEMO

Friday, March 20, 2020

6  – 10 PM

Claire will demonstrate the difficult and complicated techniques of blowing with murinies over a period of four hours accompanied by a live band with appetizers  and two drinks. Only $15 at the door

 

Visit:  

https://clairekellyglass.com/pages/about

 

“Circumstellar Sky Blue” by Claire Kelly

FREE FAMILY DAY

Saturday, March 21, 2020

2  – 5 PM

Claire will demo for 3 hours

 

 

 

!  DO NOT USE GPS !

It will take you the wrong way.

Instead, follow these easy directions:
Exit I-95 at 6th Ave. South and go East.
Take a Left at South F Street (at the Kwik Stop Store)
Take a Right on 3rd Ave. South to our Large Parking Lot
Enter in Rear of Building

 

 

For more information:

Benzaiten Center for Creative Arts
Lake Worth, Florida

561.508.7315
www.benzaitencenter.org

 

 

 

 

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17019 SW Sapri Way   Port St. Lucie, FL 34986

 

 

 

 

David Patchen, World Renowned Glassblower Comes To Benzaiten Center For Creative Arts January 16 -18. Public Is Invited To Meet The Artist Dinner, Glass Blowing Demo And Family Event

World renowned glassblower, David Patchen, is coming to Benzaiten Center For Creative Arts from January 16 -18. The public is invited to a Meet The Artist Dinner (Thursday, January 16), a Glass Blowing Demo with live music and refreshments (Friday, January 17), and a free Family Day (Saturday, January 18).  Benzaiten, located in Lake Worth, brings our area gifted visionary artists, and this weekend starts 2020 by setting the bar high!  The Rickie Report shares the details and some sneak peeks.  Make Your Reservations for the Dinner to hold a space!  

 

 

 

 

At  the  Center

1105 2nd Avenue  S.    Lake Worth, FL

 561-508-7315      www.benzaitencenter.org     Email: aholmes@benzaitencenter.org

Normal Hours of Operation: Tuesdays – Saturdays 10AM – 5PM

 

 

Glass Creation by David Patchen

 

 

PRESENTS:

DAVID PATCHEN

 

World Renowned Glassblower

 

January 16, 17, 18, 2020

 

 

 

David Patchen at work

 

 

 

 

MEET THE ARTIST DINNER

Thursday, January 16, 2020

6 – 9 PM

 

An elegant sit-down dinner limited to 40 people is set up in Benzaiten’s beautiful gallery. David will give a talk about his work, his technique and what inspires him ending with an Interactive question and answer session.   $100 per person

 

 

Glass creation by David Patchen

 

 

GALLERY OPENING WITH 4-HOUR GLASSBLOWING DEMO

Friday, January 17, 2020

6  – 10 PM

David will demonstrate the difficult and complicated techniques of blowing with murinies over a period of four hours accompanied by a live band with heavy hors d’oeuvres and two drinks. Only $15 at the door

 

 

 

Glass creation by David Patchen

 

 

FREE FAMILY DAY

Saturday, January 18, 2020

2  – 5 PM

David will demo for 3 hours

 

 

 

For two decades David’s creative energies primarily found an outlet in music, but a blowpipe and furnace have firmly replaced his guitar and amp. A former corporate marketing professional, a glassblowing class in 2001 ignited such a passion that he transitioned his professional career from the software world to full-time glass artist.

David has been guest artist at the Corning Museum of Glass and studied at the Pilchuck Glass School. In 2010, David was selected as Artist in Residence in Seto City, Japan, spending a month lecturing and demonstrating his work. Primarily self-taught, David grew his skills through experimentation informed by observing talented local artists and a few visits with Afro Celotto, former assistant to Lino Tagliapietra from Murano, Italy. David has received awards for his work including an artistic merit scholarship for a class at Pilchuck. His book, David Patchen Glass, is in the permanent collection of the Rakow Library at the Corning Museum of Glass and the Frondazione Giorgio Cini, Entro Studi del Vetro (Glass Study Center Library) in Venice , Italy.

David is actively involved in the glass arts community as Chairman Emeritus of the Board of Directors at Public Glass (San Francisco’s center for glass art), member of the Pilchuck Leadership Council and former member of the Board of Directors, Glass Alliance of Northern California. David maintains a private studio within Public Glass where he creates his work. He enjoys and finds inspiration in international travel, the marine environment, science, nature and architecture.

 

David’s work is known for its intense colors, intricate detail and meticulous craftsmanship, is in numerous private collections, museums and is exhibited internationally. Born and raised in New York, David Patchen now resided in San Francisco.

 

 

 

!  DO NOT USE GPS !

It will take you the wrong way.

Instead, follow these easy directions:
Exit I-95 at 6th Ave. South and go East.
Take a Left at South F Street (at the Kwik Stop Store)
Take a Right on 3rd Ave. South to our Large Parking Lot
Enter in Rear of Building

 

 

For more information:

Benzaiten Center for Creative Arts
Lake Worth, Florida

561.508.7315
www.benzaitencenter.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

 

 

 

Benzaiten Center for Creative Arts Invites You To Dark Arts Ball, A Truly Spooktacular Soiree On Friday, October 25

Benzaiten Center for Creative Arts invites you to the Best Halloween Party Ever!  Their annual Dark Arts Ball is truly a Spooktacular Soiree full of magic, mysteries, sorcery, potions, elixirs, naughty nibbles, and a bone rattling jazz band!  Friday, October 25 promises fun, smoke belching dragons, and fire spitting infernos!  The Rickie Report shares the details and some photos from last year, including cash prize winning costumes and blood curdling glass blown creations!  

 

 

 

 

 

INVITES      YOU      TO:

 

 

 

 

Friday, October 25, 2019

  6 PM  –  10 PM

At  the  Center

1105 2nd Avenue  S.    Lake Worth, FL

Only $25 at the Door

 

Potions and Elixirs

 

 

Includes 2 Drink Ticket (more available for $5 each) and Everything Below:

 

 

 

 

First Prize Costume Winners, 2018

 

 

 

 

Each year our Fusing Instructors, Camille Perrin and Joan Ives, go all out to create the Best Halloween Party Ever!  They spend days putting up some of the ghoulish decorations you’ve ever seen!  After all, they’ve been collecting this stuff for decades!!! 

 

 

 

Halloween Revelers

 

 

Thus, our annual Dark Arts Ball is truly a ‘Spooktacular Soiree’ full of magic, mysteries, sorcery, potions and elixirs, naughty nibbles, a bone rattling jazz band, smoke belching dragons, and fire spitting infernos!  There will be cash prizes for the best costumes ($100 for 1st prize) and lots of great door prizes. 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Our Senior Resident Artist, Rob Stern and Junior Resident Artist, Eli Cecil, will be on hand to create some really blood-curdling glass-blown creations in live demos throughout the event.  Clarke Graebner, our Flameworking Instructor, will be creating creepy skulls and skeletons with melted glass.  

 

 

DO NOT MISS ALL THE FUN!!!   

TO LEARN MORE GO TO:  benzaitencenter.org

!  DO NOT USE GPS !

It will take you the wrong way.

Instead, follow these easy directions:
Exit I-95 at 6th Ave. South and go East.
Take a Left at South F Street (at the Kwik Stop Store)
Take a Right on 3rd Ave. South to our Large Parking Lot
Enter in Rear of Building

 

 

 

 

For more information:

Benzaiten Center for Creative Arts
Lake Worth, Florida

561.508.7315
www.benzaitencenter.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

 

 

Benzaiten Center For Creative Arts Invites You To A Dark Arts Ball On Friday, October 26th For Art, Magic, Mystery, Potions, Infernos! All Ages With Costumes Welcome!

The Halloween Party at Benzaiten Center For Creative Arts will be like no other! “A Dark Arts Ball” on Friday, October 26th includes a jazz band, Tarot and Ouija readers, photo booth, costume prizes, refreshments, artwork, magic, and the fire spitting infernos!   There is free parking and you pay at the door, if you dare! The Rickie Report shares the details and can’t wait to hear about your eerie experiences!  Cash prizes for best costumes!

 

 

 

 

 

 

1105 2nd Avenue South     Lake Worth, Florida 33460
561.508.7315      benzaitencenter.org

 

 

 

 

 

H A L L O W E E N     ” A     D A R K     A R T S     B A L L

 

 

 

FRIDAY, OCTOBER 26

6 – 10 PM

$20. Cover  

Free Parking

 

 

!  DO NOT USE GPS !

It will take you the wrong way.

Instead, follow these easy directions:
Exit I-95 at 6th Ave. South and go East.
Take a Left at South F Street (at the Kwik Stop Store)
Take a Right on 3rd Ave. South to our Large Parking Lot
Enter in Rear of Building

 

 

 

 

For more information:

Benzaiten Center for Creative Arts
Lake Worth, Florida

561.508.7315
www.benzaitencenter.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

Abstract Artist, Eileen Shaloum Is Featured In SOLO Exhibition At Benzaiten Center For Creative Arts Beginning March 23rd

Abstract artist, Eileen Shaloum‘s SOLO Exhibition at the Benzaiten Center for Creative Arts opens Friday, March 23, 2018 through April 5, 2018.  Her latest body of work, “Invisible Cities,” is inspired by the book of the same title by Italo Calvino. Eileen was moved to interpret those descriptions into fantastic landscapes, which she calls  “Dreamscapes.” Get lost in the villages, climb the stairs and ladders to nowhere, and wind your way over the roads that bring you deep into these colorful works of art! In some of these pieces, there are thoughts, reflections, and musings with which the viewer might identify, as well.  The Rickie Report shares some sneak peeks and details here about two receptions on Friday, March 23rd and Saturday, March 24th and opportunities to meet the artist! 

 

 

 

 

1105 2nd Ave. South    Lake Worth, FL 33460          561-508-7315

 www.benzaitencenter.org

 

 

The Benzaiten Center For Creative Arts

 

 

FEATURES  a  SOLO Exhibition BY:

 

 

Abstract Artist, Eileen Shaloum

 

 

WEARABLE  ART  SHOW  RECEPTION:

FRIDAY,  MARCH 23

6 – 10 PM

Live music, cocktail reception, art vendors, fashion show, live glassblowing

$50.

FREE  OPEN  TO  THE  PUBLIC  RECEPTION :

SATURDAY,  MARCH 24

2 – 5 PM

Glassblowing demonstrations and refreshments.

 

Directions:  DO NOT USE GPS!

It will take you the wrong way. Instead, follow these easy directions:
Exit I-95 at 6th Ave. South and go East.
Take a Left at South F Street (at the Kwik Stop Store)
Take a Right on 3rd Ave. South to our Large Parking Lot
Enter in Rear of Building

GALLERY  HOURS:

Tuesday through Saturday: 10:00 AM – 5:00 PM  Closed: Sundays and Mondays

Classes & Large Group Tours by appointment. Please call 561.508.7315 for more information.

This Exhibition is Available March 23, 2018 through April 5, 2018

 

 

 

“Threads” by Eileen Shaloum

 

 

Eileen Shaloum will be exhibiting her hangings, as well as some abstracts on stretched canvas at Benzaiten Center for Creative Arts from March 23, 2018 through April 5, 2018. Her exhibit coincides with the Center’s fundraiser, “The Wearable Art Show,” on Friday, March 23rd  6- 10 pm, which is an event with live music, cocktail reception, wearable art vendors, fashion show, and glassblowing demonstrations. The event raises money for children’s programs and scholarship funding. The cost for that event is $50 per person.   A second, FREE, Open to the Public Reception takes place on Saturday, March 24 from 2 – 5 PM. There will be glassblowing demonstrations and refreshments.

 

“Reflections” by Eileen Shaloum

 

Eileen is a painter and mixed media artist who finds the whimsical in her subject matter. Her latest body of work, a group of abstract compositions on un-stretched canvas, is an extension of her “Invisible Cities” series. These hangings, constructed by sewing and gluing canvas pieces together, are then layered with paint and textural components, such as fabric, papers, string, beads, and found objects. By using canvas in a variety of shapes, she is not limited to the confines of a square or rectangular picture plane. The joyful and imaginary quality of her style invites the viewer to interact with the themes of these spirited compositions. Her use of bright colors, mark making and layering paint with textural components, show great spontaneity and freedom.

 

 

“Dip in the Pool” by Eileen Shaloum

 

 

 

Eileen tells The Rickie Report, “I am an abstract painter and mixed media artist who enjoys working with a variety of  subjects,  real, surreal or pure abstraction.  I bury images under layers of paint, pastel, charcoal, found objects, cloth, photographs and collaged paper.  I frequently use written passages, which may include poetry, quotes or old letters, in support of my message.  I play with line, shape, texture and color trying to draw the viewer in to interact with the themes in my spirited compositions.  Reflection on life is what inspires me.  I base my themes on the world around me.  Whether it is women’s issues, the everyday trials and tribulations of humanity, or my travels to awe-inspiring and exotic locations, my work is a reflection of things that are important to me”.

 


 

“Zaira” by Eileen Shaloum

 

 

Eileen earned her Bachelor of Arts in Art Education and her Masters in Art History at Hofstra University, Hempstead NY.  To further her knowledge and skills as an artist, she has participated in workshops in the United States and in Italy.  Eileen is an active member of numerous art-related organizations, including: Florida Artists Group (FLAG), National Association of Women Artists, ​National Association of Women Artists (Florida Chapter), Art League of Long Island, WITVA-Women in the Visual Arts, Boca Museum Artists’ Guild, and the Delray Beach Art League.

 

 

For more details about Eileen’s artistry please visit:

  Eileenshaloum.com

 

 

For more information about this event:

Benzaiten Center for Creative Arts:

1105 2nd Avenue South    Lake Worth, Florida 33460
561.508.7315 | aholmes@benzaitencenter.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

Art Synergy V Announces Events, Participating Artists January 17 -21, 2018 And A School Supply Drive

A snapshot of events coming up for art Synergy V ArtPalmBeach from January 17 through 21st includes several exciting  additions to the schedule of events!  We’ll partner with Old School Square in bringing a hands-on art project for children to the Convention Center where they will be able to create art and exhibit in the booth during the show! We will be offering free tickets to the fair for the children and their parents.  Each evening after the close of the fair, we have scheduled events with our District Partners in Lake Worth, Delray, West Palm and Lake Park.  The Rickie Report shares the details and the list of artists accepted to art Synergy V’s Exhibit which takes place at the Palm Beach County Convention Center in West Palm Beach. Art Synergy has partnered with Eagle Arts Academy in Wellington to gather donations for school supplies for the children that have come to South Florida from Puerto Rico.  The new logo says it all….“art Synergy  We Aspire To Inspire”.  Kudos to all!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

January 17 -21,  2018

Here is a snapshot of the calendar of events.
More details to follow….

 

 

Artwork by Laurent Dareau

 

 

 

The 2 Main Events are:

Wednesday, January 17

 6  – 10 PM

Art Synergy at ArtPalmBeach

650 Okeechobee Blvd.   West Palm Beach, FL 33401

 

Opening Reception Art Synergy V at Art Palm Beach
Opening Reception of Art Synergy and Old School Square “Messy Hands” Children’s Atelier

 

2018 Artists:

Lee Andre
Brian Cattelle
Jacklyn Coyne
Laurent Dareau
Nate Ditzler
Diane Lublinski
Lenore Robins
Barry Seidman
Chad Steve
Melissa Vlahos
Marilyn Walter
Tanya Witzel

 

Art by Diane Lubinski

 

 

 

Thursday, January 18

 Noon – 7 PM

Art Synergy: West Palm Beach
Continuum Pop-up Exhibition

701 S Rosemary Ave. Suite 112 West Palm Beach, FL 33401

V.I.P. Black Tie and Venetian Mask Fundraiser Gala

 

Art by Chad Steve

Friday, January 19, 2018

6 – 10 PM

Art Synergy: Lake Worth
Benzaiten Center for Creative Arts

1105 2nd Avenue South   Lake Worth, FL 33460

A unique gallery Show, live music, wine, appetizers, and GLASS BLOWING BY Benzaiten artists: Rick Eggert and David Peterson. We will also have 2 Visiting Artists joining us for Special Demos: Ross Richmond, Glass Blower and Chadd Lacy, Flameworker.

 

 

Art Synergy: Lake Park
Kelsey Theater

8 PM

700 Park Ave.   Lake Park, FL 33403

Performance by Ordinary Boys: A Tribute To The Smiths & Morrissey

 

 

Art by Jacklyn Coyne

 

Saturday, January 20

Noon – 7 PM
Art Synergy: Delray Beach

Art Synergy VIP Gala Fundraiser at Old School Square- Delray Beach

51 N Swinton Ave, Delray Beach, FL 33444

Meet the artists of the Art Synergy V Exhibition and enjoy a magical evening of art and music featuring “Looking Glass”, a group exhibition currently featuring contemporary artwork that immerses the viewer into the piece by creating their own reflection. The viewer and space around the piece become a part of the work itself. Later join us at the adjacent Pavilion for “UNLEASHED DELRAY” a night of high energy music and drink.

Sunday, January 21

Noon – 6 PM
Art Synergy: Boynton Beach
Albert Paley on The Avenue of the Arts

Ocean Avenue from Seacrest Boulevard to Federal Highway.
The national exhibit is an easy-to-walk, self-guided, 30-minute tour along E. Ocean Avenue in the City’s Cultural District. Albert Paley’s descriptive commentary of each of his sculptures can be accessed via a smartphone connecting with a QR code on each of the artwork plaques.

http://www.boynton-beach.org/departments/public_art/avenue_of_the_arts/index.php

The Boynton Beach Art District
ActivistArtistA Bay Gate Mural Project

404-410 West Industrial Ave., Boynton Beach Fl 33426
Self-guided tour

 

 

DROP  OFF  SCHOOL SUPPLIES:

Tuesdays- Saturday 12-5 PM

Rolando Chang Barrero

The Box Gallery
811 Belvedere Road   West Palm Beach, Florida 33405

 

 

To Benefit:  Eagle  Arts Academy  Charter School For The Arts

 

 

 

Art Synergy has partnered with Eagle Arts Academy in Wellington to gather donations for school supplies for the children that have come to South Florida from Puerto Rico. As of this week, Eagle Arts Academy has received 35 children from Puerto Rico, including 16 this week alone. They have spent over $5K in hotel housing support, funded by a GoFundMe account, to house the new families that were devastated by Hurricane Maria. The school is K_* and are in need of backpacks and supplies for these children. You can drop them off at The Box Gallery during business hours.

 

Backpacks (age appropriate)
#2 Pencils
24 – Crayons
Glue Sticks
Box of Tissues
Pink Eraser
Broad Tip Markers
Pair of list Scissors
Pencil Case
Wide Ruled Spiral Bound Notebooks
Pocket Folders
White Glue
Pkg. Washable Felt Markers
Pkg. Lined Paper
Pkg. Plain Paper
Blue Pens
Red Pens
Ruler
1″ Binders
Subject Dividers
Scientific Calculator
Geometry Set
Pocket Dictionary
Thesaurus
Pencil Sharpener
Highlighter Pens
Agenda Book/Student Planner
Stapler
Staple Remover

http://eagleartsacademy.com/

For more information:

www.artsynergy.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

Town of Jupiter Art Gallery Welcomes Public To Opening Reception Friday, November 17th

The Town of Jupiter Art Gallery Presents an Exhibition of Photography, Paintings, Handblown Glass, Handmade Jewelry, Paper Sculptures, Digital Art, and Mixed Media Collage art.   The public is invited to the Opening Reception on Friday, November 17th.  The exhibition continues through December 15th.  The Rickie Report shares the details here.  This is the perfect time to meet the artists, who live locally and sell their artwork around the US and Internationally!

 

TOWN OF JUPITER ART GALLERY

PRESENTS:

AN EXHIBITION OF:

 

ART   COMMITTEE   MEMBERS

AND

  SELECTED   ARTISTS

 

Unprecedented Collection of Photographs
Paintings ~ Blown Glass ~ Jewelry
Paper Sculpture ~ Digital Art ~ City Scapes

OPENING RECEPTION:

 

FRIDAY, NOVEMBER 17, 2017

6:00 – 8:00 P.M.

Open to the Public.  Free Admission.   Children Welcome.

Free Parking.  Free Admission

 

EXHIBIT   CLOSES   DECEMBER 15, 2017

 

 

200 MILITARY TRAIL      JUPITER, FL

Hours: 9 a.m. – 6 p.m., Monday through Saturday
For Information: 561-741-2400  or e-mail faye.schrecengost@gmail.com

 

 

ART COMMITTEE MEMBERS:

PAT BENEDETTO ~ PHOTOGRAPHY
A photographer who strives to capture images with strong
dynamic geometric configuration. As an author she strives
to capture life which often offers lines of demarcation
Both mediums provide the opportunity for the reader or
or viewer to experience unfamiliar territories historical,
personal and more.

 

 

LOU ANN BERKLEY ~ JEWELRY
A graduate of the Rhode School of Design. An award winning
jeweler and creator in design and fabricating gold and silver
jewelry and art objects. She studied in Israel and Germany
where she competed in jewelry competitions and earned
recognition for her work.

 

 

KARLA CRUZ ~ PAINTINGS
Karla Cruz is a native Costa Rican. She has been an artist for over
twenty years. Flowers are her passion. The exquisite realistic
images gives the viewer a sense of strolling through a garden
with lovely fragrances emanating from the canvases.

 

RICK EGGERT ~ ART COMMITTEE CHAIRMAN
Rick began working in glass in 1992. His travels to Tahiti, New
Zealand, Thailand and other parts of the world enhanced his desire
for inner growth. He earned a BFA degree in Glass Sculpture from
Rochester Institute of Technology, New York and has worked as a
technician for schools and businesses in the Eastern United States.
Rick is currently the Creative Director and Glass Studio Director of
the Benzaiten Center for Creative Arts in Lake Worth.

 

NINA FUSCO – PAPER SCULPTURE
Ms. Fusco has a passion for paper. She manipulates the flat surface
of paper by cutting, scoring and bending to bring to life. Her art is
about connections and relationships. Her unique paper designs
create a fantasy that captures the imagination.

 

BRENDA NICKOLAUS ~ PAINTINGS ~ PHOTOGRAPHS
She is a teacher and naturalist whose love of nature inspires her
sensitive paintings and photographs. Her unique talent transcends
the ordinary and takes the viewer on a journey into a world of beauty.

 

PARINDA SUDDAHARA ~ PAINTINGS
Her acrylic and mixed media paintings capture the essence of
her surroundings in a variety of subjects. Delicate blooming
cherry blossoms and the beauty of elegant swans bathed in
moonlight create an atmosphere of serenity. The paintings
offer a diverse visual experience.

 

SUSAN VIRGINIA ~ PAINTINGS
A former Art History Professor who has found a medium that brings
her joy. The purpose of incorporating mirrors into my work is to reflect
that everything is connected, that humans are a part of nature and the
ever changing cosmos. She hopes it brings joy to others as well.

 

 

JUDY WOLFE ~ PAINTINGS
Judy has been a teacher and volunteer and Jupiter resident
for thirty years. Her artistic skills of drawing and painting
have encouraged many children and brought her a sense of
accomplishment. The painted landscapes and flowing rivers
are a leisurely stroll with nature.

 

ANDY WRIGHT ~ PAINTINGS
He received a BFA from Syracuse University. His profession as a
Graphics Illustrator gives his watercolor paintings that added dimension
of an illustrator. His prefers coastal scenes which capture the imagination
and are a reminder of nature’s artistry through watercolor.

 

SELECTED ARTISTS:

BRBarbara ~ DIGITAL ART
Digital art is a new and creative way of expressing art. Selection
of sources is difficult because the image has to be created in an
artistic format. It is time consuming to configure a satisfactory
image. She composes photo-collages and has portfolios in
several genre of photographic fine art. Her work has been
shown in galleries throughout the east coast of Florida and
have received critical acclaim.

 

SAMI MAKELA ~ CITYSCAPES
Mr. Makela has traveled extensively which had a profound effect
on his vision of his surroundings. He became acutely aware of
lines, shapes, textures, color. Collage paintings formed in his mind.
He collects re-cycled matt and foam boards, paper and a variety of
other framing supplies. He never sketches, just cuts, shapes and glues
on plywood. The finished pieces are an incredible palette of colors and
textures that brings the cities to life.

For Information: 561-741-2400  or e-mail faye.schrecengost@gmail.com

 

 

 

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17019 SW Sapri Way   Port St. Lucie, FL 34986

 

 

 

 

Job Opportunities At Benzaiten Center For Creative Arts In Lake Worth, FL

The Rickie Report shares the details of two job opportunities at the Benzaiten Center For Creative Arts in Lake Worth, FL.  Located in the Lake Worth Arts District, this 14,500 square foot permanent arts center is dedicated to living and working artists as well as to the community. The Center brings art to life, immersing the public in arts production and its creative processes, while providing direct interaction with artists from around the world.

 

 

 

 

 

JOB OPPORTUNITIES :

HOT SHOP ASSISTANT:
Benzaiten Center for Creative Arts seeks for Hotshop Assistant –
• Full Time (32-35 hrs/wk), $15- $20 per hour
• 5 years of experience required
Duties include: Teaching, Assisting/Gaffing Production work, assisting with events and performing routine maintenance and charging.

FLAMEWORKING INSTRUCTOR:
Benzaiten Center for Creative Arts in South Florida is looking for a friendly and outgoing flame working instructor.
• 4 years teaching experience required.
• 20 hours a week guaranteed

 

Please email resume and images to aholmes@benzaitencenter.org

 

About Benzaiten Center For Creative Arts:

The Benzaiten Center for Creative Arts is located in the Historic FEC Train Depot just a few steps from the heart of downtown Lake Worth. Located in the Lake Worth Arts District, this 14,500 square foot permanent arts center is dedicated to living and working artists as well as to the community. The Center brings art to life, immersing the public in arts production and its creative processes, while providing direct interaction with artists from around the world.

Benzaiten will support the creation of significant new works of art, collaboration between peers across multiple media and instruction from master to emerging artists. The center will have the following main components:

The Glassblowing Hot Shop is a full service 5,000 square foot facility with three glory holes, two furnaces, multiple annealers, and a large cold-working room.

The Flameworking Studio is a 750 square foot air-conditioned room with multiple stations with various torches and multiple kilns.

The Fusing Studio is a 750 square foot air-conditioned room with large work tables and multiple kilns.

The Welding Center is in an outdoor well-lit area of the building protected by a large 20’ high overhead roof.

The Fine Art Metal Foundry is a full service 5,000 square foot facility that can pour 69,000 pounds of bronze per year. [due to open in 2018]

The ‘Working’ Sculpture Garden will have a covered viewing area where people can come to see monumental sculptures made in real time. [due to open in 2019]

The Gallery and Gift Shop is an elegant 2,000 square foot air-conditioned space that serves to showcase our rotating ‘Visiting Artists’ exhibitions.

The Benzaiten Center for Creative Arts has a protected viewing area with bench seating for visitors and demonstrations. Visit us to see artisans creating beautiful fine art sculptures or take classes. Come experience the excitement of creative synergy at Benzaiten. You too can become an artisan!

 

www.benzaitencenter.org

 

 

 

 

 

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Whitespace Announces Seasonal Closing Date And Special Inventory Reductions

Art lovers can still visit Whitespace Collection and enjoy cutting edge contemporary artwork as well as 20% off their entire inventory!  The Rickie Report shares the details and urges you to stop by before Whitespace Collection closes for the season, on April 2nd.

 

 

 

 

For more information:

www.whitespacecollection.com

 

 

 

 

 

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Benzaiten Center For Creative Arts Announces “Glasstronomique” Gala

How many Galas are casual? How many are held in a 14,000, square foot Historic FEC Train Depot building? How many Galas have glass blowing, flame working, and fusing demonstrations going on during the cocktail hour???  Honoring their namesake, the Oriental Goddess, “Benzaiten”, it will be an Asian inspired affair with some of the guests opting to come in costume.  Benzaiten Center for Creative Arts will have great live entertainers besides all their staff, who will be performing live glass demos and a lovely sit-down-dinner. All funds raised by the Gala will help pay for  ‘Children’s Programming,’  ‘Scholarship Programming,’ and Benzaiten’s continuing mission of providing professional services to the artists in our community.  The Rickie Report shares the details and urges you to make your reservations now for this April 8th event!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Our 3rd Annual Benzaiten Center for Creative Arts Gala

“GLASSTRONOMIQUE”

A Night of Asian Delights

Saturday, April 8th

6pm – 10pm

Casual Dress or Oriental Costume
$250

 

1105 2nd Avenue South    Lake Worth, FL

Do not use GPS

Exit I-95 go East and Turn Left at Kwik Stop at South F Street
Then Turn Right on 2nd Avenue South to Valet Parking

 

 

For more information about this event, classes, workshops, tours and volunteering:

www.benzaitencenter.org

Hours:

Tuesday through Saturday: 10:00 AM – 5:00 PM

Closed: Sundays and Mondays

Classes & Large Group Tours by appointment.

Please call 561.508.7315 for more information.

 

 

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Rickie Leiter, Publisher

Rickie@therickiereport.com   561-537-0291

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