Cornell Art Museum At Old School Square Hosts Museum Store Trunk Show On Black Friday Weekend

The Cornell Art Museum at Old School Square will host a Museum Store Trunk Show during Black Friday Weekend. Start your Black Friday weekend shopping at Old School Square! The Cornell Art Museum has invited their Museum Store artists to participate in a Trunk Show, Friday, Saturday and Sunday November 27th, 28th, 29th from 10 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. The Rickie Report urges you to support local artists and as you will see from some sneak peeks and details in this article, they are being sold nation-wide and world-wide!  Plus, mark your calendars for the First Friday Art Walk on December 4th!






Black Friday Weekend Trunk Show

Friday, November 27th

Saturday, November 28th

Sunday, November 29th


10 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.

51 N. Swinton Avenue
Delray Beach, FL 33444





Cornell Art Museum Store



The Cornell Art Museum Store is a perfect place to find that unique gift for someone special! 50 area artists participate in the store with fine art, jewelry, wearable art, candles, soaps, cards and hand-crafted items in glass, wood and ceramics.





Cornell Art Museum Store Features Hand Turned Wood Pieces


The Trunk Show will feature 20 of these artists with expanded inventory to give shoppers a great selection!














Wearable Art, Jewelry, Handmade Fused Glass



Store artists include Debra Acquilano, Tanvi Asher, Steve Blackwood, Jared Bonaventura, Mary Canuso, Joshua Carter, Tim Carter, Soy Co., Reed Dixon, Karen Eskesen, Barb Fernandez, Natalie Gagliano, Tiny Gang, Noah Garbarino, Juliana Gatto, Marusca Gatto, Colleen Glazer, Mike Goldberg, Carla Golembe, Linda Greenwald, Irma Haroon, Tara Heal, Claudia Henao, Orlando Ibanez, Melanie Johanson, Amanda Johnson, Pat Kaufman, Tara Kaufman, Stephanie Knecht, Anthony Kramer, Deb LaFogg, Lily Larson, Jeni Licata, HomeStyle LLC, Anita Lovitt, Patricia Maguire, Ann Monthei, Patti Nielsen, Barbara O’Connell, Ralph Papa, Sally Petrillo, Missy Pierce, James Rabidoux, Ingrid Schindall, Magnus Sebastian, Marti Seligman, Ronald Shaw, Lee Simon, Lianna Slater, Kathy Spalluto, Jerilyn Stone and Dale Wynne.





Handmade Ceramics, Soaps & Body Lotions








Bring your friends and make a day of it in downtown Delray Beach!

 Cornell-Museum-Store_paintingsOriginal Works of Art





First Friday Artwalk

December 4th    6-9 p.m.

First Friday Artwalk is an open house for the galleries in downtown Delray Beach. Start your evening at the Cornell Art Museum! Admission is free; enjoy complimentary light bites and cash bar. Meet featured glass artists, Claudia Henao and Marusca Gatto. Then make your way to other art galleries along Atlantic Avenue, in Pineapple Grove and in Artists Alley.




Old School Square is the center of arts & entertainment in downtown Delray Beach. Celebrating 25 years as the community’s gathering place, the historic campus includes the intimate Crest Theatre (in the restored 1925 Delray High School building) the Cornell Art Museum (in the 1913 Delray Elementary building), and the Fieldhouse (c. 1925). The Pavilion, which opened in 2002, hosts outdoor concerts and festivals. The Creative Arts School (located on the second floor of the Crest Theatre) offers art, photography, writing and performance classes. Old School Square also serves as a venue for community, corporate, private and media events. For information on all programs and services, call 561-243-7922 or visit





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Juno Beach Craft Fair Offers Holiday Shoppers & Craft Enthusiasts Unique Gift Options In Stress-Free Environment

Howard Alan Events’ 14th Annual Juno Beach Craft Fair will offer holiday shoppers & craft enthusiasts unique gift options in stress-free environment November 14 – 15, 2015. The festival, hosted by the Jupiter-Tequesta Rotary Club, is an ideal alternative to crowded malls. Admission is Free and Open to the public. You will find original and functional art, decorative art, handmade crafts and affordable gifts.   Enjoy the  live music and beach breezes.  The Rickie Report shares the details and introduces three of the participants with sneak peeks of their work.




14th Annual Juno Beach Craft Fair on the Ocean





Saturday, November 14


Sunday, November 15

10:00 am – 5:00 pm


AIA between Donald Ross Road & Loggerhead Park in Juno Beach

Navigational Address: 14200 U.S. Highway 1, Juno Beach, FL 33408
(See directions below)


Free and open to the public         561-746-6155


Hosted by:

The Jupiter-Tequesta Rotary Club




The Juno Beach Craft Fair on the Ocean provides art and craft enthusiasts as well as holiday shoppers with an opportunity to explore a wide array of handmade artwork in a stress-free beach side environment. The eclectic displays will include original crafts, functional art and unique gift items with broad appeal and prices set to suit all budgets. The exhibitors, selected from hundreds of applicants based on quality and diversity, will display their finest work along AIA between Donald Ross Road and Loggerhead Park in Juno Beach. The festival, hosted by the Jupiter-Tequesta Rotary Club, is an ideal alternative to crowded malls. Admission is Free and Open to the public.




Photography by Lazaro Ruda


Lazaro Ruda – photography



Laz tells The Rickie Report, “Raised in south Florida, I have been near the ocean my entire life. My unwarranted fears of the ocean’s mysteries evolved into an endless fascination during my childhood summers in Key West. Floating below me was an alien world waiting to be discovered”.




Photography by Lazaro Ruda


Laz continues, “Over thirty years later, this love affair for the ocean has developed into an obsession. Whether I am on an ocean adventure or reading books on its natural history, few things capture my attention with such an invigorating passion. Every immersion elicits the fascination I felt as a small boy dipping my head underwater for the very first time”.




Baby sea turtles will take from 1-3 days to emerge out of their nest once they have hatched out of their egg. These baby sea turtles will emerge out of the nest in large groups so as to overwhelm any predators. Learn more about sea turtles.

“Baby Sea Turtle Leaving The Nest” Photography by Lazaro Ruda




“It is through this web site that I hope to share with you the wonder of this incredible world as I see it. My hope is that my images and stories will help you understand our amazing ocean planet a little better and my passion and admiration for the natural world becomes your own”, Laz shares.



Festival At-A-Glance:


  • 14th Annual Juno Beach Craft Fair on the Ocean
  • Hosted by the Jupiter-Tequesta Rotary Club
  • November 14 – 15, Saturday & Sunday, 10:00 am – 5:00 pm
  • AIA between Donald Ross Road & Loggerhead Park in Juno Beach
  • Juried outdoor craft Showcase
  • Featuring unique and affordable crafts
  • Handmade in America
  • Free Admission.
  • Stree-Free alternative option to holiday shopping in crowded malls.
  • Featuring leading local and national crafters.
  • Vast array of craft mediums: from folk art, pottery, handmade jewelry and paintings, to personalized gifts, handmade clothing, scented soaps and body products.
  • Prices set to suit all budgets, ranging from as little as $3 to $3,000.
  • All crafters hand-selected from hundreds of applicants by American Craft Endeavors, producers of the top outdoor craft festivals in the country.
  • All crafters on site for duration of festival.




Bath and Body Products by Everet & Laura Cooper


Everet & Laura Cooper

Everet and Laura Cooper tell us, “We are a small home based business with big dreams and goals (Our first storefront coming Summer 2016). We are incredibly passionate and dedicated to making the highest quality Bath and Body products, and not just any product, but products that work the way you would expect and like them to; our soaps lather like crazy and leave your skin feeling clean and moisturized, not sticky, not dry, but just right. Some say we are revolutionizing handmade skincare with this idea, you use a product because it actually works and feels great, not suffer through a mediocre, overpriced, thrown together item just because it is “good for you”.




Bath and Body Lotion by Everet and Laura Cooper







Handmade Soap by Everet and Laura Cooper




The Coopers share,”Our small business is a Family… literally. We consist of Laura and Everett Cooper (Wife and Husband), Alexia and Ellie (Our Beautiful Girls) Yvonne (Laura’s Mom), and Taylor (our Rockstar Employee and Sister in Christ). We are a growing family with the desire to have 2 more children, and we are looking forward to the future that God has in store for us. We thank you for supporting our small business, our growing family, and our dreams. We hope that you will follow our business and family as it continues to grow and expand. We are currently planning on opening our first store front Summer 2016, with your support, we can make this dream a reality”.






Painting by Karen Leffel-Massengill


Karen Massengill – painting



Karen knew at a very early age that she wanted to be an artist. Pencils and crayons were constant companions as her family moved literally around the world; she grew up and drew creative inspiration from all over the US, as well as France, Germany, Turkey and Thailand. After earning a Bachelor of Arts degree from Florida State University, Karen was sidetracked from painting by marriage and raising three sons. She earned a nursing degree to assure a steady income, working in hospitals until her husband’s sudden death in 1995. At first a helpful distraction from the loss, painting became her primary interest and the childhood dream of a career in art persistently reasserted itself. To revitalize her skills she attended workshops taught by world class artists including Carl Dalio, Janet Rodgers, Jim Kosvanec and a host of others.




Painting by Karen Leffel-Massengill





Leffel-Massengill has enjoyed immense success on the art show circuit: she has shown at Coconut Grove, Ann Arbor State Street Art Fair, Ann Arbor South University Art Fair, Winter Park Sidewalk Festival and Artigras, has won numerous show awards and been selected as show poster artist five times. Her painting Summer Light appeared on the cover of the Summer 1998 Watercolor Magic national publication. Prestigious honors she has received include: Birds in Art four times, in both watercolor and oil mediums; Arts for the Parks with watercolor entries in both the top 100 and top 200, signature status with both the Florida Watercolor Society and the Society of Animal Artists. Teaching others to paint has become an important part of her art career via workshops held all over the country and private lessons in her Palm City studio.




Painting by Karen Leffel-Massengill




​Karen earned her BA degree from Florida State University with an art major and art history minor. Her art career really began with the unexpected death of her husband, Lester Massengill in August 1995. Turning to painting as a means to survive the grieving process, Leffel-Massengill quickly became proficient first in watercolor as a medium, soon followed by oil. She has garnered many awards in both mediums and has been accepted in international competitions in both as well. Her work has been purchased by the Leigh Yawkee Woodson Art Museum as well as numerous corporations.








The festival is located on A1A (Ocean Boulevard) on Juno Beach overlooking the beach. Take I-95 to Jupiter, and exit on Donald Ross Road. Head east to A1A on the beach. At Donald Ross Road and US 1, go north, and enter the show site through Loggerhead Park.  Drive east through the park to A1A.




About American Craft Endeavors:



American Craft Endeavors (ACE) produces some of the nation’s most exciting high-end juried craft shows in many of Florida’s vibrant downtown areas and popular tourist destinations including the Lauderdale by the Sea Craft Festival (Fort Lauderdale, FL), the Holiday Craft Festival on the Ocean (Jupiter/Juno Beach, FL), the Downtown Stuart Craft Fairs (Stuart, FL), the Siesta Fiesta Craft Festival (Sarasota, FL) and the Downtown Sarasota Craft Festivals (Sarasota, FL) among others. The group’s founders personally select unique, culture rich cities for their show locations providing a complete outdoor experience unmatched by other festivals.  All crafters are hand-selected from hundreds of applicants in order to ensure a superior event featuring diverse art media and the highest quality of original handmade crafts.  

For additional information on the 14th Annual Juno Beach Craft Fair on the Ocean and other American Craft Endeavors craft shows across the country, visit or call 561-746-6615.




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