Free, 2nd Annual West Palm Beach Arts Festival At Armory Art Center Campus December 2-3, 2017

On Saturday and Sunday, December 2 and 3, 2017, the Armory Art Center will present the 2nd Annual West Palm Beach Arts Festival.  This free festival features 80 artist from across Florida and from around the U.S. including artists working in ceramics, drawing, textiles, glass, jewelry, photography, printmaking, sculpture, mixed-media, and painting. There will live music, food vendors, Armory Studio demonstrations and an artist talk with Sam Perry.  The Rickie Report shares the details here.

 

 

 

 

 

Armory Art Center Campus
811 Park Place  West Palm Beach, FL 33401

www.westpalmbeachartsfestival.com

 

 

 

2nd Annual West Palm Beach Arts Festival

Saturday and Sunday, December 2-3, 2017

10 am to 5 pm

FREE

Armory Art Center Campus

811 Park Place  West Palm Beach, FL 33401

 

 

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This free festival features 80 artist from across Florida and from around the U.S. including artists working in ceramics, drawing, textiles, glass, jewelry, photography, printmaking, sculpture, mixed-media, and painting. There will live music, food vendors, Armory Studio demonstrations and an artist talk with Sam Perry.

 

Original Artwork by Anthony Burks

 

 

A variety of live music groups will play through the weekend interspersed with Armory studio demonstrations. Scheduled performers are the Roaring Kelly Band, Palm Beach Pipes and Drums, the Johnny Bonez Band, Les Nuages, the Orchid City Brass Band, and Nick Manzino.

 

One of a Kind Handmade jewelry

 

Between musical acts attendees can see live demonstrations of printmaking and papermaking, painting and sound, raku firing, 3D jewelry making, large pots thrown on the potter’s wheel, and block printing. Armory instructor Sam Perry will be discussing his solo exhibition, “Social Set: Paintings, Drawing, and Videos by Sam Perry” in the East Gallery.

 

Original Artwork by Bonnie Wilburn

 

This West Palm Beach Arts Festival is a great event for families. Parents will have an option to browse the festival while their children learn to create holiday projects with Armory instructors in the Kids Zone.

Handblown Glass, both decorative and functional

 

 

Food vendors will be on site. Beer, wine, and signature cocktails made with Tito’s Handmade Vodka will be sold.

 

Ceramics Demonstration 

 

Landscape painters from Plein Air Palm Beach will be stationed throughout the Armory campus painting scenes from the festival.

The Armory Art Center is grateful to the festival sponsors including Tito’s Handmade Vodka, The Palm Beach Post, Jupiter magazine, The Palm Beacher magazine, WRMF radio, WEAT radio, Palm Beach International Academy, Don and Linda Silpe, and Palm Beach State College.

 

 

ENTERTAINMENT    SCHEDULE

 

 

SATURDAY, DECEMBER, 3RD

10:20 AM   Welcome

10:30 AM    Palm Beach State College Jazz Quartet

11:30 AM     Printmaking & Papermaking

12:00 PM    PalmBeach Pipes & Drums

1:30 PM       Palm Beach State College Jazz Sextet

2:00 PM      Painting & Sound

2:30 PM      Palm Beach State College Jazz Septet

3:30 PM     Raku Demonstration

3:45 PM     Johnny Bonez Band

 

SUNDAY, DECEMBER 4TH

10:30 AM     Roaring Kelly Band

12:00 PM      3D Jewelry Demo

12:30 PM      Les Nuages

1:45 PM       Ceramics, Large Pots Demo

2:00 PM     Orchid City Brass Band

2:45 PM     Blockprinting Demo

3:30 PM    Nick Manzino

  

East Gallery: 11:30 am – 4:30 pm Sam Perry will be in the gallery to discuss his solo exhibition Social Set: Paintings , Drawing and Videos by Sam Perry. Sam is an instructor at the Armory and Palm Beach Atlantic College

 

 

The Armory Art Center is grateful to the festival sponsors including Tito’s Handmade Vodka, The Palm Beach Post, Jupiter Magazine, The Palm Beacher magazine, WRMF radio, WEAT radio, Palm Beach International Academy, Don and Linda Silpe, and Palm Beach State College.

 

 

 

The mission of the Armory Art Center is to inspire the creation and experience of art. The Armory’s vision is to be the leading visual arts education and exhibition center of the Palm Beaches. Housed in an historic Art Deco building, the Armory provides art classes for students of all ages, exhibitions, art salons, lectures, and special events. Held in twelve state-of-the-art studios, nearly 100 courses are offered including ceramics, digital arts, drawing, glass fusing, jewelry, painting, printmaking, fibers, sculpture, and 12 exhibitions are hosted throughout the year in four galleries.

For more information, visit www.armoryart.org or call 561-832-1776

 

 

 

 

 

 

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“Art At Airport” Reception – No Tickets Required! Free Parking!

We’ll see you at the airport on Wednesday, March 2nd! There is no need to buy a ticket to fly off anywhere because the Art at the Airport Exhibit will take you on many journeys without packing a bag! The Palm Beach International Airport continues to be one of the most popular art galleries in the County. The Rickie Report shares the details of the next Artist Reception to which the public is invited. ATTENTION ART LOVERS and TRAVELERS: Take a moment to stroll the Art in Public Places area! We promise you a more enlightened experience than you’d have rushing to your gate, sitting and waiting for your flight. This is a great teaching moment for families waiting for loved ones to arrive. Walk by the artwork and talk about what the children see! To purchase art displayed in this exhibit, contact Palm Beach County’s Art in Public Places Program (561) 233-0235.

 

 

 

 

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PUBLIC IS INVITED:

 

 

“Art at the Airport”

Meet the Artists:

 Elliott Block, Ron Garrett, Darin Roney, Suzanne Schwartzman, Robert Catapano, Reed Dixon, Budd Parker, Stephanie Brown, Karen Hanley Colbert, Juan Manuel Nino, Kris Davis, Jacquie Medeiros, Susan Oakes, Hedy McDonald Marc Beauregard,Vicki Cohen, Sherry Stephens, Beverley Johnstone, Andrea Krausz, Carol Roberts, Ashleigh Walters, and Bonnie Wilburn.

Wednesday, March 2nd

5:30 -7:00 pm

Exhibition is located on Level 2 of the Main Terminal, across from Travelers Lounge

Palm Beach International Airport, Level 2.

****Use Short Term lot for complimentary parking. Pull a ticket, do not use SunPass to receive parking voucher.****

Best in show: 6:30 p.m., presented by guest judge Ellen E. Roberts, curator of the Harold and Anne Berkley Smith of American Art at the Norton Museum of Art

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

The current exhibition runs through April 6. For a virtual tour of the exhibition, visit:
http://www.pbcgov.com/fdo/art/exhibitions/ArtAtAirport.htm

 

Follow PBI on Facebook (/FlyPBI) and Twitter (@PBI_Airport) for updates, Meet the Artists reception information and to see featured art! Use #PBILOVESART to connect with the artists and PBI.

 

To purchase art displayed in this exhibition, contact Palm Beach County’s
Art in Public Places Program (561) 233-0235.

 

Being accepted into this exhibit is challenging, with an uncompromising jurying process and tough competition. We urge all artists – emerging and established to continue to apply!

Your artistry will be seen by millions….And art at the airport does sell!

To place your name on the registry:

www.pbcgov.com/fdo/art/

For more information about Art at the Airport please contact:

Elayna Toby Singer

2633 Vista Parkway    West Palm Beach, FL 33411-5603
(561) 233-0235 Fax: (561) 233-0206

Email: esinger@pbcgov.org

 

 

 

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Rickie Leiter, Publisher

The Rickie Report

P.O.Box 33423

Palm Beach Gardens, FL 33420

Rickie@therickiereport.com

561-537-0291

Town Of South Palm Beach Features Artwork Of Bonnie Wilburn And Dana Axel

The Community Affairs Advisory Board (CAAB) of the Town of South Palm Beach will present an art exhibit featuring Bonnie Wilburn and Dana Axel. A free Public Reception takes place on Sunday, January 10th in the afternoon at the Town Council Chambers.  Complimentary refreshments will be served and the public will have an opportunity to meet the artists.  The Rickie Report shares the details and some sneak peeks.  This exhibit will be available for a month.

 

 

 

The Community Affairs Advisory Board 

THE TOWN OF SOUTH PALM BEACH

 

 

Presents

 

 

 

 

 

A  R  T  W  O  R  K  S    

BY:

BONNIE  WILBURN

&

DANA AXEL

 

 

 

Free, Opening Reception

 

 

 

Sunday, January 10, 2016
2:00 pm – 4:00 pm

 

 

 

 

Town Council Chambers

3577 S. Ocean Blvd.          South Palm Beach, FL  33480

 

 

 

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“Billbergia” by Bonnie Wilburn

 

Bonnie Wilburn’s imagination is driven by her passion for self-expression through art. And her inspiration lives all around her! The flowers and plantings in her yard provide her with the images, while her paintings are noted for their unique style, elegance and technique.

 

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“Red Fusion” by Bonnie Wilburn

 

Bonnie often uses a palette knife to create these vibrant pieces of art. Having lived in the Palm Beaches most of her life and when her health forced an early retirement, Bonnie was able to focus on what comes most naturally … sharing her enthusiasm for living her life through bright & expressive artwork. Bonnie’s positive attitude is infectious!

 

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“Jaded” by Bonnie Wilburn 

 

 

 

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Painting by Dana Axel

 

 

Dan Axel tells The Rickie Report, “Early on, I was greatly influenced by my art professor, Perle Fine, (an artist in the Abstract Expressionist Movement of the 1950’s). She encouraged me to develop my own sense of style of Hard Edged Painting, in acrylics. The work is both non-representational and figurative”.

 

 

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Painting by Dana Axel

 

 

Dana previously taught art in the Port Washington School District in New York. She shares, “Combining my love of art, and as a student of astrology, I have begun work on a series of paintings depicting women representing the energies of their sun sign”.

 

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Painting by Dana Axel

 

 

 

For more information about this exhibit please contact

Bonnie Wilburn at:  artibonni@gmail.com

Dana Axel at: daxelartist@gmail.com

 

 

 

 

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Rickie Leiter, Publisher

The Rickie Report

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Palm Beach Gardens, FL 33420

Rickie@therickiereport.com

561-537-0291

 

Palm Beach International Airport’s Art Exhibit Is Worthy Of The Journey (But No Ticket Or Baggage Is Necessary)

We’ll see you at the airport on Wednesday, June 3rd!  There is no need to buy a ticket to fly off anywhere because the Art at the Airport Exhibit will take you on many journeys without packing a bag! The Palm Beach International Airport continues to be one of the most popular art galleries in the County.  The Rickie Report shares the details of the next Artist Reception to which the public is invited.   ATTENTION ART LOVERS and TRAVELERS:  Take a moment to stroll the Art in Public Places area! We promise you a more enlightened experience than you’d have rushing to your gate, sitting and waiting for your flight.  This is a great teaching moment for families waiting for loved ones to arrive.  Walk by the artwork and talk about what the children see! To purchase art displayed in this exhibit, contact Palm Beach County’s Art in Public Places Program (561) 233-0235.

 

 

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PUBLIC IS INVITED:

“Art at the Airport”

Meet the Artists:

Wednesday, June 3rd

5:30 -7:o0 pm

Exhibition is located on Level 2 of the Main Terminal, across from Travelers Lounge

This exhibition features photography, painting and mixed media works created by artists who reside in one of Pam Beach County’s thirty-eight municipalities. More than ninety artworks were reviewed by guest judge Timothy A. Eaton, owner of Eaton Fine Art in West Palm Beach. Works were selected based on artistic merit and composition.

The Artists Are:

Scott Armetta

Dennis Aufiery

David Charlowe

Barbara Chieves

Kris Davis

Friday Flatt

Doreen Grasso

Erik Kucera

Walter Peterson

Sandy Pfeifer

Roxene Sloate

Mary Taylor

Dennis Tishkowsky

Linh M. Tinh

Chrisanthy Vargo

Glenn Weiss

Bonnie Wilburn

Flannery Winchester

 

Exhibit Continues – June 24, 2015

 

 

 

 

 

To purchase art displayed in this exhibition, contact Palm Beach County’s
Art in Public Places Program (561) 233-0235.

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Being accepted into this exhibit is challenging, with an uncompromising jurying process and tough competition.  We urge all artists – emerging and established to continue to apply!

Your artistry will be seen by millions….And art at the airport does sell!

 

 

To place your name on the registry:

www.pbcgov.com/fdo/art/

For more information about Art at the Airport please contact:

Elayna Toby Singer

2633 Vista Parkway     West Palm Beach, FL 33411-5603
(561) 233-0235    Fax: (561) 233-0206

Email: esinger@pbcgov.org

 

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

Rickie Leiter, Publisher

The Rickie Report

P.O.Box 33423

Palm Beach Gardens, FL 33420

Rickie@therickiereport.com

561-537-0291

Lake Worth Art League Sponsors 2nd Annual Art and Tropical Garden Tour

Bonnie and Gary Wilburn are excited to be sharing their garden as many of their plants and vines are blooming!  This special piece of paradise is listed on the Mounts Botanical Registry.  The Lake Worth Art League’s Second Annual Art & Tropical Garden Tour takes place on March 29, 2014.  Refreshments, art, and raffle prizes are in the mix.  The Rickie Report shares the details and knows you won’t want to miss this event!

 

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Lake Worth Art League

2nd Annual

Art and Tropical Garden Tour

Saturday, March 29th

1 – 5 pm

7110 High Sierra Circle

W.Palm Beach, FL

 

 

 

 

LWAL Garden Tour

 

Please stop by the Lake Worth Art League Gallery on Tuesday, Thursday, or Saturday to buy tickets.  The pre-sale price is $15.00 and at the Garden Tour $20.00.   The Gallery is located at 604 Lucerne Avenue  Lake Worth, FL 33460 .  Phone: 561-586-8666

 

 

 

 

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This is your chance to stroll through this lovely private garden sanctuary and enjoy nature’s beauty and art.  

 

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The Lake Worth Art League (LWAL) was founded in 1941.  It is a nonprofit 501C[3] educational organization to further the study and development of art and enhance the cultural life of its members in the Lake Worth and surrounding Communities.
For more information about the Lake Worth Art League, please contact  Tara Maule, President 561- 586-4271  or  info@lwartleague.org  or   Bonnie Wilburn,Vice- President 561- 242-9005  at artibonni@gmail.com or visit the Lake Worth Art League’s website at:  www.lwartleague.org 

 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

 

Lake Worth Art League Invites You to an Art & Tropical Garden Tour

The Rickie Report has shared some of Bonnie Wilburn’s vibrant and lush art work.  Now you are invited to her garden to see where she gets her inspiration!  This special Art & Tropical Garden Tour will benefit the Lake Worth Art League. There will be gift drawings, plus an art sale as well as a plant sale!  Details are in this article.  Don’t miss this special opportunity!

 

 

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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

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Palm Beach Gardens, FL 33420

Rickie@therickiereport.com

561-537-0291

 

 

Bonnie Wilburn and George Taylor: Exhibit at Lake Worth Art League

Two artists will have their work showcased at the Lake Worth Art League and The Rickie Report hopes to see you there.  Bonnie Wilburn’s florals make you feel like you are at a botanical garden.  George Taylor’s work is of varied subjects, with  a large number of pieces in mixed media.  A public reception will be held on Friday, Oct. 18th.  More details are in this article.

 

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Lake Worth Art League

Invites You

Two-Person Exhibit

  George Taylor and Bonnie Wilburn

 

Friday, October 18th

5:30- 9:30 pm

604 Lucerne Avenue

Lake Worth, FL 33460

 

 The Lake Worth Art Gallery is open Tuesday to Saturday from 10:00 am to 4:00 pm.  Entry is free of charge.

(561) 586-8666

 

The Lake Worth Art League (LWAL) has some amazing artists.  Being involved in their community and having a lot of fun together are key elements to their success!  This month, two members of LWAL will be showing their work:  George Taylor and Bonnie Wilburn.  Both self-taught artists, each has their own style which are very appealing!

 

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Bonnie’s imagination is driven by her passion for self-expression through art.  And her inspiration lives all around her!  The flowers and plantings in her yard provide her with the images, while her paintings are noted for their unique style, elegance and technique.    

 

 
"From Our Garden" by Bonnie Wilburn

“From Our Garden” by Bonnie Wilburn

 

Bonnie often uses a palette knife to create these vibrant pieces of art.  Having lived in the Palm Beaches most of her life and when her health forced an early retirement, Bonnie was able to focus on what comes most naturally … expressing her enthusiasm for living her life through bright & expressive artwork. Bonnie’s positive attitude is infectious!

 

 

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“Bird’s Nest” by Bonnie Wilburn

 

 

Bonnie can create the perfect piece for any purpose.  She has the ability to bring your vision to life. Her skills allow her to create a wide range of artistic expressions which can be used to decorate your home, office, or place of business.

 
George Taylor is a retired Respiratory Therapist.  He enjoys good music and has always dabbled in art, even as a child.   George tells us, “I love action, people and musicians”.   He is inclined to capture people in action and musicians while playing their instruments, using a variety of artistic mediums.

 

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“Play Me  A Tune” by George Taylor

 

While George works in watercolor, pastel, acrylic and oil, he confesses that watercolor and pastel are his favorite mediums to use.  George also favors mixing these media as he creates.  His use of particular materials helps the viewer relate to the action happening in the painting.

 

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“The Horse Race” by George Taylor

 

 

The Rickie Report hopes that people will come out to support the Lake Worth Art League so it can continue to offer art classes from beginners to the experienced artist, lectures and demonstrations of different techniques and subject matter.   The LWAL undertakes projects for the City of Lake Worth, such as the mural project at the municipal swimming pool.  The group also sponsors outdoor art shows by its members.

 

To see more of Bonnie’s work please visit: https://www.arti-bonni.com or artbonni@gmail.com  For more information about George’s work, please call: 561-309-1895.

The Lake Worth Art League (LWAL) was founded in 1941.  It is a nonprofit 501C[3] educational organization to further the study and development of art and enhance the cultural life of its members in the Lake Worth and surrounding Communities.
For more information about the Lake Worth Art League, please contact  Tara Maule, President 561- 586-4271  or  info@lwartleague.org  or   Bonnie Wilburn,Vice- President 561- 242-9005  at artibonni@gmail.com or visit the Lake Worth Art League’s website at:  www.lwartleague.org 

 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

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

International Art Organizers Partner with Local Galleries and Artists

The Organizers of ArtPalmBeach, Jan 23-27 and American International Art Fair (AIFA), Feb. 4-9,  invite the galleries of Palm Beach County to participate in a  county wide gallery opening weekend promotion during each of the upcoming 2014 fairs. Each gallery district is encouraged to use these Jan. and Feb. dates as a kick off of the upcoming season of gallery walks, openings or special art/cultural events.  The Rickie Report encourages Palm Beach County artists, art organizations and galleries to read this article and join together!  Read about how this partnership was born and more details in this article.

 

 

From “THINK TANK” to Action

 

On May 23, 2013 over 45 artists, art organizers and art promoters met to form a new group, the  Palm Beach County Think Tank.  The mission of the Think Tank is to “bring together a group for individuals committed to the advancement of the arts in Palm Beach County through the exchange of ideas and program development”.  Under the leadership of Craig McInnis, Frank Basta and Rolando Chang Barrero, the Think Tank focused on its first goal, to coalesce and energize the broad-based Palm Beach County art scene into events surrounding Art Palm Beach in January, 2014.

 

Through a series of open meetings and working committees, the Think Tank identified 3 different Art Districts to focus on, (Lake Worth and Boynton Beach Art districts) and Historic Northwood Village Artx (West Palm Beach) .   Last week, the two groups of galleries and artists from the 3  Art Districts met for the first time. The “Think Tank” (Lake Worth and Boynton Beach Art Districts) and Historic Northwood Village Artx (West Palm Beach).  As both these groups were working separately on art events and the organization of an Art Event, Freddy Hennevelt was key in  contacting Lee Ann Lester of  IFAE.

 

 

Craig McInnis shares, “During this meeting we decided that we want to work together on our Art Walks and on the big Art Palm Beach event in January and AIFA in February”.    

Lee Ann Lester, Organizer of  IFAE LLC is enthusiastic about this partnership.  She states, ” Now is the time to plan for a very successful 2014 season. The local economy, housing market, job growth are all on the rise. We encourage each  district to form a steering committee to encourage the participation of dealer, artist and non-profit institution.  Thousands of art enthusiasts are drawn to Palm Beach County for each of these four day Fair Events. Use your combined creative intelligence to promote the arts of Palm Beach county and your gallery district.    I look forward to speaking to you personally about your ideas for these two weekends of events.”

 

 

IFAE will offer support in promoting these county wide events in the fair PR, marketing materials, web site, web links and publicity. Events will be included in the fair’s printed program which over 250,000 are distributed in the New York Times, Wall Street Journal and Palm Beach Daily News. Additionally, special sections devoted to Palm Beach County Arts  will be offered by “Modern Painters” and “Sculpture” December issue  magazines. These issues will be distributed at Miami Basel art fairs, conferences  and  international fairs. The magazines are offering discounted advertising rates to all local galleries.

 

 To be able to promote the January and February events she needs a program of what we are going to do during the art events before Oct. 10th .  If you are interested in being involved in this exciting, innovative programming, PLEASE contact one or all of the Art District Representatives!

Each Art District has a representative with names and contact info.  The Rickie Report urges you to contact these representatives and join this exciting art movement!

 

West Palm Beach Satellite:

 

Boynton Beach Satellite

 

Lake Worth Satellite

 

Northwood Village Satellite

 

 

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