Artisans On The Ave Features Ceramic League Of The Palm Beaches At “La Mesa” And Benefit To Feed The Hungry

The banquet table will be adorned with hundreds of special pieces of locally handmade art to purchase and enjoy in your own home or to give as a gift. This special 10 day pop-up “Mad Hatter” style dinner party will be in Artisans On The Ave Gallery from November 4 to 14, 2016.  “La Mesa” Artwork will only be sold during the times listed. This event will also benefit “Feed The Hungry” in Palm Beach County. Fill our grocery bags with nonperishable food donations at the Free, Public Opening Reception on Friday, November 4, 2016 .  The Rickie Report shares the details and some images from the previous year.

 

 

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Artisans On The Ave
630 Lake Avenue     Lake Worth, FL 33460
561-762-8162    561-582-3300

ArtisansOnTheAve.com

 

 

 

 

 

Artisans On The Ave

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The   Ceramic League of The Palm Beaches

Features:

“La Mesa”

Opening Reception:

Friday, November 4, 2016

6:00 – 9:00 PM

This is a free event, refreshments will be served

Bring non-perishable foods to fill bags to FEED the HUNGRY!

This exhibit is open from Nov. 1 through Nov. 10th

Gallery Hours:

Open 7 days a week
Monday thru Saturday 11am – 9pm
Sunday 9am – 6pm

Artisans On The Ave
630 Lake Avenue    Lake Worth, Florida 33460

 

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“La Mesa”

 

 

Artisans On The Ave Gallery is hosting The Ceramic League of The Palm Beaches event “La Mesa” to HELP FEED THE HUNGRY!!!  Experience this invitational Dinnerware Exhibition of place-settings on a spectacular banquet table created by members of the Ceramic League of the Palm Beaches’ ceramic artists and potters. Last year’s event was a huge success and many unique pieces of art that adorn the table went home with their happy new owners.

 

 

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“La Mesa”

 

The selection offers towering gilded candlesticks, whimsical salt and pepper shakers, traditional dinnerware with beautiful hand painted images in a variety of colored glazes. Different vases to hold all of your bouquets of arranged flowers and foliage. Also included will be lovely hand sewn table linens of various materials. Mugs and cups that are hand thrown by potters will hold your favorite beverages.

 

 

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“La Mesa”

The banquet table will be adorned with hundreds of special pieces of locally handmade art to purchase and enjoy in your own home or to give as a gift. This special ten-day pop up show will be in Artisans On The Ave Gallery from November 4 to 14, 2016.

 

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“La Mesa”

“La Mesa” Artwork will only be sold during the times listed. This event will also benefit “Feed The Hungry” in Palm Beach County. Help fill our grocery bags with nonperishable food donations on our Opening Reception 6-9 Friday night November 4, 2016. Please join us for our Mad Hatter style dinner party November 4 to 14, 2016 at Artisans On The Ave Gallery!
Artisans On The Ave Gallery is proud to show the varied works of these talented artists

 

 

When you visit the 3 showrooms within our gGallery you will be amazed at the selection of exquisite art handcrafted by 40 local artists.

Visit this opening night for an evening of fun!!

Meet the artists!!!

HELP FEED THE HUNGRY!!!

 

For more in formation about this event or becoming part of the Artisans On The Ave community please contact:

Artisans On The Ave Owners,
Betty Wilson
Linda Manganaro

630 Lake Avenue
Lake Worth, FL 33460

561-762-8162
561-582-3300

www.ArtisansOnTheave.com

 

 

 

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John McCoy, “Renaissance Potter” Is Featured At Artisans On The Ave

On Saturday, December 5th, Artisans On The Ave in Lake Worth, FL will feature John McCoy, “Renaissance Potter” and welcomes everyone to the Public Reception.   John has a Master of Fine Arts in Ceramics. For many years he oversaw and taught as the head professor of the ceramics department at Florida Atlantic University. As a master potter and ceramicist John specializes in functional work throwing on a potter’s wheel. He specializes in mixing and creating his own glazes for work that includes functional teapots, cups, bowls, covered jars, plates, casseroles among many more one of a kind pieces. John’s pottery is classically inspired, elegant with a contemporary twist.  The Rickie Report shares the details and some sneak peeks at John’s creations.  We urge you to stop by and pick his pieces up – they are lightweight, which is not what you expect!  This Free event includes refreshments and a chance to meet many of the artists in this boutique/gallery.

 

 

 

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ARTISANS  ON  THE  AVE

FEATURES:

“Renaissance Potter”

John McCoy 

Saturday, December 5, 2015

6:00 – 9:00 PM

Gallery Hours:

Open 7 days a week
Monday thru Saturday 11am – 9pm
Sunday 11am – 6pm

Artisans On The Ave
630 Lake Avenue   Lake Worth, FL 33460
561-762-8162     561-582-3300

 

www.ArtisansOnTheAve.com

 

 

 

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Covered Casserole by John McCoy

 

 

John McCoy is an established potter who started his journey at the age of seventeen. John has a Master of Fine Arts in Ceramics. For many years he oversaw and taught as the head professor of the ceramics department at Florida Atlantic University. John has witnessed the growth and flourishing of his students, many of whom continued their studies in prestigious graduate programs around the country and because of the admiration they have for John many of his former students still keep in touch with him. John retired after 36 years as a professor, but he was not ready to retire from the world of pottery.

 

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Functional Pottery by John McCoy

 

 

 

 

As a master potter and ceramicist John specializes in functional work throwing on a potter’s wheel. He transforms clay into many beautiful works of art and specializes in mixing and creating his own glazes. His work includes functional teapots, cups, bowls, covered jars, plates, casseroles among many more one of a kind pieces.

 

 

 

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One-Of-A-Kind Pottery by John McCoy

 

John’s pottery is classically inspired, elegant with a contemporary twist. As John says” I like to make pottery that will get used every day. A piece can sit on a shelf and look pretty, but it comes alive when it is a part of our daily life.” People are starting to appreciate handmade objects once again. They realize that a beautifully cooked meal is enhanced by being served on a handmade plate or serving dish. Every day should be a special occasion.” 

 

 

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Creamer, Sugar Bowl and Mug by John McCoy

 

 
John works every day from his home studio that overlooks pines and fruit trees and shows his work at Artisans on the Ave in Lake Worth.

 

 

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Functional Ceramic Teapot With Bamboo Handle by John McCoy

 

For more information about Artisans On The Ave please contact Linda Manganero or Betty Wilson and visit: www.ArtisansOnTheAve.com

 

 

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The Rickie Report

P.O.Box 33423

Palm Beach Gardens, FL 33420

Rickie@therickiereport.com

561-537-0291

 

 

Ian Levinson Discusses Pottery at OSGS’ Next BYOC (Bring Your Own Chair)

Ian Levinson, a pottery creator and teacher will be discussing his art at the next BYOC (Bring Your Own Chair) event at the Ortiz Smykla Gallery | Studio on May 18th.  The Rickie Report knows Ian will not only be informative, but he will also be raffling some of his signature hand made mugs to those in attendance. Kudos to Evelyn and Jonathon Ortiz-Smykla for bringing artists to the Northwood neighborhood.  This is a great opportunity to learn and then dine out!

 

 

 

Saturday, May 18, 2013

 

You’re invited

 

  BYOC (Bring Your Own Chair)

 Lecture Series

5 pm – 7 pm

 

Ortiz-Smykla | Gallery-Studio

Meet Potter, Ian Levinson

 Free Drawing for attendees:

  •  2 “squishy” tumblers
  •  $80 vase
  • 2.5 hr One-On-One lesson on the potters wheel

 

500 Northwood  Village  West Palm Beach, FL

Corner of Spruce and Northwood Road

 

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Welcome to OSGS Gallery’s second in a series of lectures titled BYOB (Bring Your Own Chair).  OSGS [Ortiz-Smykla | Gallery-Studio] is featuring one of it’s own incredible artists each month by which she/he will share a short biography, how they got started, how they decided on their medium(s), techniques used, and how their work has evolved and where they see it going.  Bring a comfortable chair, relax, and learn from the best.  We know it will be time well spent, entertaining, and inspiring.

 

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Ian was first introduced to ceramics back in high school in Laguna Beach, CA. He developed a great interest in wheel throwing & took ceramics. The day after his high school graduation Ian broke his neck in a car accident resulting in a spinal cord injury leaving him paralyzed from the shoulders down. After going through intensive physical therapy & working hard on his own Ian has recovered about 90%.
Ian at Work in his Studio
Four years later Ian got a wheel & kiln for his birthday. He began to do ceramics again but had to re-learn how to throw because of the limited use of his hands which still limits him today. 
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“Squishy Mugs” Fit Easily in Your Hand
Mask Wall Hanging

 

In 2008 Ian built a ceramic studio in his garage & on the surrounding property with two raku kilns where he  began experimenting with atmospheric firings. Cloud House Pottery was born!

Cloud House Studio
Ian moved to Delray Beach Florida in 2011 and built his new studio in the Pineapple Grove Arts District where he currently works today. Levinson makes all of his work by hand on his potters wheel here in Pineapple Grove in Artists Alley.  Ian has been teaching pottery lessons for 15 years, including Beginner, Intermediate  and Advanced potters. He has taught workshops to high  school and college students.
  
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Ian creates many types of pottery, including functional and decorative. His designs consist of  Coffee cups, Mugs (regular round or dimpled to fit in your hand), Bowls, Large vases, Urns and Unique one-of-a-kind art pieces.  Custom orders are available upon request.
      

Visit OSGS’ current exhibit filled with local artwork that ranges from oil painting to sculpture to glass art and beyond.  If you have not yet been to the Gallery it is located in the heart of Northwood Village, just East of 95 in West Palm Beach and only blocks from downtown off of North Dixie.


OSGS Website:  www.OSGSart.com

OSGS on Facebook:
https://www.facebook.com/OSGSart?ref=hl

OSGS also offers Custom Framing!  Preserve your most precious items, Frame Family Photos, or Re-frame old items to match a new decor.  We offer affordable, professional options.  Want to Groupon your way to Custom Framing and save even more money??
Follow this link to pick-up a Groupon Certificate now for yourself or as a gift for a friend:
Groupon Link:
http://www.groupon.com/deals/osgs-ortiz-smykla-gallery-studio?pt=aUYZRtjAAAAARnCRwrDFTxe6NVDws4olq

Northwood Village has a lot to offer outside of our doors with tasty new restaurants, local favorites, boutique shops, antique stores, and a vibrant art scene that attracts artists and collectors from around the state.


The city of West Palm Beach and their Community Redevlopment Agency sponsor a monthly Art & Wine Promenade which occurs the Last Friday of Each Month from 6pm-9pm.  This is a heavily attended event with live music, street vendors, and wine tastings.  Special events are often planned in coordination with each Promenade that may include live painting, dance routines or even restaurant tasting competitions.
Learn More Here:
http://wpb.org/northwood/
or
http://www.palmbeachfl.com/shopping/northwood-village

The CCE (Center For Creative Education) is launching itself in a new building also located in the heart of Northwood Village.  Helping children learn through the Arts.
Learn more here:
http://cceflorida.org/about.htm

OSGS hours are:
Tuesday – Saturday : 10am to 4pm.
CLOSED: Sunday and Monday
* Friday evenings from 6pm-9pm (Northwood Friday Night Stroll)
* Last Friday of every month from 6pm-9pm (Northwood Art & Wine Promenade)

 

Evelyn Ortiz Smykla & Jonathon Ortiz-Smykla
OSGS Ortiz-Smykla|Gallery-Studio
p: 561-833-2223
e: OSGSart@hotmail.com
www.OSGSart.com
Find us on Facebook at http://www.facebook.com/OSGSart

 

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