Art Synergy 2020 Invites Artists And Art Lovers To Art Synergy Biblio/Art Palm Beach January 31 Through February 3 At Palm Beach County Convention Center. What Is Your Interpretation Of “Biblio”?

See how artists interpreted “Biblio” at Art Synergy BIBLIO 2020/ArtPalmBeach! From January 31 – February 3, the Palm Beach County Convention Center will be charged with artistic energy, which you’ll want to be part of!  Celebrating its 7th year and guided by Rolando Chang Barrero and Ilene Gruber Adams, the field of artists was opened internationally. It was juried by John Cutrone, Director of the Jaffe Center for Book Arts at Florida Atlantic University Libraries. If you want to volunteer to be part of this exhilarating event, we need you! Art Synergy is the unique countywide movement of artists, businesses, and civic leaders committed to unifying and promoting the diverse culture of Palm Beach County’s and South Florida’s vibrant arts community.  Kudos to all involved!  The Rickie Report shares the details here.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

January 31 – February 3

Noon – 7 pm

Palm Beach County Convention Center

650 Okeechobee Blvd  West Palm Beach, FL

 

To Volunteer:  

Email:  ArtSynergyPBC@gmail.com

Get Tickets and Use SYNERGY10 CODE:

https://www.nextlevelfairs.com/tickets/e/10/art-palm-beach-2020  

 


A juried exhibition celebrating the book as art.  Visual artist have for centuries created illuminated manuscripts, visual journals, art books, sculptures and other renditions and interpretations of “book.”  Since antiquity the creation and construction of books, be they bound or loses sheets, has served as an important and vital means of documenting and preserving culture with text and/or imagery.  From the original scrolls of Ancient Egypt created on papyrus to the magnificent sculptural books of Anselm Kiefer creator of lead sheets- the book has taken many forms.

 

 

MEET THE  ARTISTS:

 

Liz Segall

HV Albrecht

Vincent Hawley

Kristen Miller Hopkins

Missy Pierce

Jeanne Jaffee

Williaam Torenzo Gann Ganaway

Michelle Drummond

Katie Prock

Witha Lequesta

Friederun Frederichs

Marilyn Walter

Harriet Silverstein

Emily Connell

 

Juror:

John Cutrone, Director, JCBA: Jaffe Center for Book Arts Florida Atlantic University Wimberly Library

John Cutrone is Director of the Jaffe Center for Book Arts at Florida Atlantic University Libraries, as well as a partner in Lake Worth’s Convivio Bookworks, a book arts studio specializing in limited edition letterpress printed books and broadsides (www.conviviobookworks.com). He is the author of the Convivio Book of Days blog, which explores the quirkier side of seasonal traditions, encouraging us to live the ceremony of each day (www.conviviobookworks.com/blog).

 

 

 

For more information about specific events or how to get involved:

www.artsynergy.org

 

 

 

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Don’t Know What To Do With Your Old, Unwanted Jewelry? How About A Radical Jewelry Makeover! Lighthouse ArtCenter, Armory Art Center And Resource Depot Bring Successful Project, Radical Jewelry Makeover​ ​To South Florida During Winter/Spring Season 2020. You Can Take Part!

Lighthouse ArtCenter, Radical Jewelry Makeover (RJM), Armory Art Center, and Resource Depot are seeking donations of old unwanted jewelry for the community jewelry mining project happening in Tequesta, FL this coming winter 2020. RJM has been traveling nationally and internationally to communities since 2007, educating jewelers of all levels about mining and material sourcing issues involved in jewelry making through a fun, fast paced, 8 week-long project.  Jewelry students and professional jewelers from the region will transform donations into radically fresh and responsible jewelry.  The project culminates in an exhibition and sale of these wearable creations at the Lighthouse ArtCenter Gallery March 19-April 24, 2020. The Opening Reception is on March 19, 2020The Rickie Report shares the details of how/where to donate your unwanted jewelry NOW – December 21,2019, the Kick Off Party/Symposium on January 4, 2020.  Jewelry students and professionals will transform the donations between January 4 -March 4, 2020.  Want to get involved? It is EASY!

 

 

 

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​South   Florida

 

 

 

 

 

​​A PROJECT OF: Ethical Metalsmiths 

SUPPORTED BY:

Lighthouse ArtCenter, Armory Art Center, and Resource Depot

 

 

 

 

Those tangled chains, unmatched earrings and banged up bracelets sitting at the bottom of jewelry boxes around the South Florida area are exactly what jewelry artists participating in ​Radical Jewelry Makeover – South Florida ​want to get their creative hands on. Until December 21st the non-profit, Ethical Metalsmiths and Lighthouse ArtCenter are accepting donations of old, unwanted jewelry at several Palm Beach County area locations (see complete list below). Donors will receive discount coupons to apply toward the purchase of a new piece and sales will benefit student scholarships and Ethical Metalsmiths‘ efforts to educate and connect people with responsibly sourced materials.

 

 

RJM draws attention to the creativity and skills of local jewelry designers, reveals the stories behind our personal collections and encourages re-consideration of our habits of consumption. Currently, materials used in jewelry production are sourced from some of the poorest countries in the world, sacred lands and disputed territories. Often this sourcing comes at a great cost to the environment. In Tequesta, FL, RJM will bring together volunteer “miners,” who dig out and donate their old jewelry, with volunteer jewelers and students, working together as refiners and designers to collaborate on an exhibition of re-made jewelry. Radical Jewelry Makeover will​ ​offer an informed and creative alternative to traditional mining practices and jewelry production. ​You can help by donating some of the smallest items in your home, jewelry, for reuse and recycling.

 

WHY  IS  THIS  IMPORTANT ?

 

 

Did you know Titanium is mined in the State of Florida? Heavy minerals like Titanium have been mined in Florida since 1916. Titanium can be found in the sand of many of the beaches that line our State and is used for a variety of things from paint and makeup to helicopters and spacecraft. Today, the EPA estimates that hard rock mining is the most toxic industry in the United States. Additionally, Earthworks reports that an estimated 70% of the gold mined each year is used for jewelry, and that a single gold ring leaves more than 20 tons of mine waste. Ethical Metalsmiths, an artist run non-profit organization seeks to galvanize mining reform efforts by staging an “alternative supply chain” and is working with the Lighthouse ArtCenter, Armory Art Center and Resource Depot to bring their successful project, Radical Jewelry Makeover​ ​to South Florida in the Winter/Spring season 2020.

 

HOW TO DONATE YOUR JEWELRY:

 

To donate jewelry of any quality, quantity or material type please download and submit the official project donation form. It is available for download or in print at the various donation drop-off locations. Considering giving gold or silver? Consider this, if you get your jewelry appraised prior to donating, RJM can honor your donation if given with an official appraisal document at its full value as a tax-deductible donation to Ethical Metalsmiths. **** Donation Form can be found below.

 

WORKSHOPS:

 

 

PROJECT TIMELINE:

 

●  Drop-off Donations will be accepted now through December 21 (drop of locations listed below).

●  Kick off Party/Symposium January 4, 2020 from 10am – 2 pm at the Lighthouse ArtCenter Gallery

●  Jewelry students and professionals will transform the donations between January 4 – March 4, 2020

●  The exhibition at the Lighthouse ArtCenter Gallery will take place March 19-April 24, 2020.  There will be an Opening Reception March 19, 2020.

DROP OFF LOCATIONS:

 

 

●  The Lighthouse ArtCenter, 373 Tequesta Dr or 395 Seabrook Road, Tequesta, FL 33469

●  The Armory Art Center, 811 Park Pl, West Palm Beach, FL 33401

●  Resource Depot, 2501 Florida Ave, West Palm Beach, FL 33401

●  Jewelry Creations Workshop, 1400 NE 131 St. North Miami, FL 33161 (By appt.  only, call or text 305-610-6560

 

MAIL-IN DONATIONS CAN BE SENT ANYTIME​:

 

● Mail to: Lighthouse ArtCenter Attn:

Maria Tritico- RJM   373 Tequesta Dr.   Tequesta, FL 33469

 

 

For More Information, please contact:

●  Lighthouse ArtCenter, Maria Tritico

373 Tequesta Dr.   Tequesta, FL 33469   (561) 746-3101 maria@lighthousearts.org

●  Armory ArtCenter

811 Park Pl.   West Palm Beach, FL, (561) 832-1776

●  Resource Depot, Chelsea Odum

2510 Florida Ave     W. Palm Beach, FL   (561) 882-0090

About Ethical MetalsmithsEthical Metalsmiths is a non-profit organization whose mission is to encourage social change that values jewelry made with ethically sourced materials. They do this by educating people about irresponsible mining, promoting transparency in jewelry supply chains and highlighting the collective efforts of jewelers actively changing their practices. ​Ethical Metalsmiths’ vision is a world in which people can create and enjoy jewelry made with materials from responsible sources that protect and sustain the earth, its peoples and cultures.​ ​www.EthicalMetalsmiths.org

 

 

 

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Martin Arts Council Announces Volunteer Opportunities And Chances To Plan Parties, Meet Artists, Be Cultural Ambassadors And More! Get Involved In Your Arts Community – You’ll Wonder Why You Waited So Long!

The Martin Arts Council is sharing a call for volunteers!  If you enjoy planning parties, want to be a cultural ambassador, can give a few hours a month to do light office work, have the brawn to help hang artwork, or just love being part of the creative scene: This is for you!  The depth of your involvement is up to you, as there are MANY events to help out with. The Rickie Report shares the details here and urges you ( and your friends and neighbors) to call and sign up!  Kudos to the volunteers who have helped grow this essential organization! Kudos to those who sign up to continue this important work, you will not only GIVE, but you will GET so much from these experiences!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Court House Cultural Center

80 E Ocean Blvd      Stuart, FL 34994

772-287-6676       martinarts.org

 

 

 

 

 

VOLUNTEER OPPORTUNITIES

 

Volunteer at the Court House Cultural Center:

Located in the historic  Court House Cultural Center  80 E Ocean Blvd Stuart, FL 34994  772-287-6676  martinarts.org

 

 

 

 

 

  • CHCC Gallery Committee: Work with Artists to help plan and executve exhibitions in the Gallery
  • Like to plan PARTIES? We need a party crew to help with set up and implementation of our many receptions, workshops and events held at the CHCC.  We bring the food, you bring the creativity! 

 

Volunteer at one of our Events and Share your Passion for the Arts in the Community!

 

 

 

  • ArtsFest© | February 9 & 10, 2019: A two-day celebration of the arts held in Memorial Park and along E Ocean Boulevard, historic downtown Stuart to celebrate the arts – music, art, dance, kids’ activities and more!   Volunteer on the steering committee to plan the event or on the days of the festival.  

 

 

  • mARTies Awards | Oct 25, 2018: Held since 2003, this event showcases and honors artists, community leaders and businesses who are responsible for the success of the arts in our community.  Volunteer committee members solicit sponsorships, help with the nomination and selection process, coordinate the show and assist with the many other duties related to producing an event.

 

 

 

 

Be a part of our Arts in Education Programs!

  • Marvin S Cone Annual High School Juried Art Show: An annual exhibition, since 1988, featuring the artwork of local high school students.  Volunteers help coordinate and install the show as well as provide assistance during the awards ceremony in April 2019. 
  • ARTS Day: Volunteers assist with coordinating student / teacher registrations, coordinate artists and on the day of work with the artists and students to maintain a student/adult ratio of approximately 3:1.  This all-day event is held in various Martin County locations with artists teaching in a variety of media including acrylics, pastels, pen & ink, photography and watercolors.  
  • Arts Education Committee: new committee being established to support our many arts education projects and outreach to the youth in our community. 

Other Committees & Activities:

  • Fund Development Committee: volunteers are responsible for on-going outreach for new members.  May include special receptions/functions and solicitation of new audiences. 
  • Cultural Ambassadors: Sign up to visit our many galleries, arts organizations, museums and performing arts venues to distribute current Arts Council information and bring back current information for our Information Center. 
  • Office Support: Volunteers are needed to assist with basic office functions, including filing, data entry, mailing invitations/newsletters, and tasks related to social media, website updating and other communications strategies.  

 

Contact us at (772) 287-6676 or info@martinarts.org to sign up today!

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Full S.T.E.A.M. Ahead At Lighthouse ArtCenter Offers Interactive Art Exhibition And Art Camp Plus Caldecott Award Winning Authors/Illustrators

Nowhere else in the entire state of Florida will another gallery or art camp provide the exciting opportunities like those available this summer at Lighthouse ArtCenter in Tequesta! During “Full S.T.E.A.M. Ahead” Interactive Art Exhibition and Art Camp, ArtCampers will work in traditional media like clay, paint, and Papier Mache while at the School of Art. In the gallery they’ll create 2D and 3D art projects incorporating Science, Technology, Engineering, Art and Math. Five Caldecott Award Winning children’s author/illustrators will exhibit 100 original paintings from their best-selling books in the Main Gallery! The Young and young-at-heart can get cozy with the books they love and the beautiful artwork that fills them. This interactive exhibition includes: Mary GrandPre (illustrator, Harry Potter), Betsy Lewin (illustrator, Click Clack Moo, Cows that Type), Ted Lewin (illustrator, Pepe the Lamplighter), James Ransome (illustrator, Before She Was Harriet), Judy Schachner (author/illustrator, Skippy Jon Jones) and Tom Casmer, Professor, Ringling School of Art and in the Pop-Up exhibition space.  Visitors will have the opportunity to meet one or more of these icons in the children’s publishing industry. ArtCamp scholarships are available for those in need (ages 6 – 12) and volunteer opportunities exist for high school students seeking community service hours for graduation. The Rickie Report shares the details!

 

 

www.LighthouseArts.org     (561) 746-3101

Hours and admission:

Open Monday – Friday 10 am – 4 pm  Saturdays 10 am – 2 pm

Gallery admission is waived for all guests during “Full S.T.E.A.M. Ahead”

 

 

 

On Saturday, June 9th   Noon – 2 PM  Special Book Signing Featuring Betsy and Ted Lewin at the Gallery!  Come meet the artists, see their work and have your books signed!

 

 

Group Tours/ Field Trips

Docent accompanied group tours are available for children $3.00 each

Docent accompanied group tours with a make-&-take art project $5.00 each

Schedule your group tour today: call Sheri (561) 746-3101

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

3rd Thursdays:

 5:30 – 7: 30 pm

 

 

The Meyer Law Firm generously sponsors 3rd Thursdays

3rd Thursday admission is waived for all guests during Full S.T.E.A.M. Ahead at Lighthouse ArtCenter

June 21, 2018: Writing and Illustrating for Children

July 19, 2018: Maltz Jupiter Theatre Youth Touring Program Performance

 

The S. Kent Rockwell Foundation funded a new computer lab using software designed for children by Fab@School Maker Studio (a Peter H. Reynolds company) with help from the Smithsonian, MIT, and Virginia Tech.


Highlights:  Mary GrandPre (illustrator, Harry Potter), Betsy Lewin (illustrator, Click Clack Moo, Cows that Type), Ted Lewin (illustrator, Pepe the Lamplighter), James Ransome (illustrator, Before She Was Harriet), Judy Schachner (author/illustrator, Skippy Jon Jones) and Tom Casmer, Professor, Ringling School of Art and in the Pop-Up exhibition space.

For information about ArtCamp scholarships for those in need (ages 6 – 12) and volunteer opportunities exist for high school students seeking community service hours for graduation. Please contact Holly Gizzi, Director of Education, for more information holly@lighthousearts.org 561-748-8737

 

 

The Lighthouse ArtCenter is a 501 c (3) nonprofit that has provided uninterrupted arts and cultural programming in the heart of Tequesta for 54 years. The gallery boasts 5,000 square feet of exhibition space where annually over 20,000 guests visit eleven art shows (some of national significance) that are locally produced and curated. The School of Art features 45 faculty members who teach over 2,500 adult students and 700 children (ages 6-12). Seventeen master artists lead workshops throughout the year and the Plein Air Festival is considered one of the best in the entire country. Outreach programs serve seniors as well as children and families who are underserved and economically challenged.

Please contact Janeen Mason, Curator, to discuss sponsorship opportunities (561) 746-3101, Janeen@LighthouseArts.org

Lighthouse ArtCenter ArtCamp hours: 8:30 a.m. – 4:00 p.m. (aftercare is available)

ArtCamp runs for nine individual weeks, beginning June 4, 2018, ending August 11, 2018, and closed for the week of July 4th.

 

www.LighthouseArts.org     (561) 746-3101

Hours and admission:

Open Monday – Friday 10 am – 4 pm  Saturdays 10 am – 2 pm

 

 

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Cheryl Phan Shares Her “Paint For Children” Initiative, Giving Children Artwork To Smile About

The Rickie Report feels that Thanksgiving Day is a most appropriate time to share Cheryl Phan’s “Paint For Children” initiative.  This new not-for-profit’s mission is to brighten a child’s world with art. Each child chosen for this project is facing challenges, many life threatening.  Painting a favorite character or theme in their room gives them a sense of pride and special comfort. We share the details here and urge our readers to share – their artistic talents, their time to help this organization, and donations.  

 

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Speaking With Cheryl Phan, Initiator of

Paint For Children:

 

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TRR:  What is the mission of Paint for Children?

 

CP:

Our mission is to make a child smile and brighten up their world through art.

 

 

 

TRR: What have you accomplished thus far?

 

CP: 
We have already created a room for a little boy and our second room makeover was for a little girl on November 19, 2016

Click On This Video!

https://www.facebook.com/pg/paintforchildren/videos/?ref=page_internal

 

TRR: How can other artists and volunteers get involved?

 

CP:  

 

We are always looking for talented people to help with our projects. We also welcome anyone that would like to help with set up, clean up, and a handyman that can help with other odds and ends that are sometimes needed.
Volunteers can email me at support@paintforchildren.org

 

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TRR: How do people apply to have their children’s rooms painted?

 

CP:

Anyone can nominate a special needs child for a makeover, just go to our website and there is a nomination page to register.

https://paintforchildren.org/nominate/

 

 

 

TRR: What other partners are you looking for?

CP:

 

We would love to partner with Best Buy, Target, Hobby Lobby, Michaels, Benjamin Moore, to name a few. Our goal is to open chapters across the United States, so partnering with national corporations would have a tremendous impact on our mission!

 

 

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TRR:  If people aren’t able to offer their time, can they make a donation?

 

CP:

 

We appreciate every penny we receive and every hour someone can volunteer! Here are different ways you can reach us:

https://paintforchildren.org/donations/paint-for-children-donation/

PFC: Instagram:
https://www.instagram.com/paintforchildren/

Twitter
https://twitter.com/nonprofitpaint

 

 

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TRR: Tell us about your own artwork.

 

CP:
I love painting and creating things; walls, ceilings furniture; you name it I’ll paint it. I started my own faux finishing and decorative painting business 14 years ago called Artzy Fartzy Creations. It has since expanded into repurposing furniture and teaching classes on refinishing out-dated furniture pieces. I also write a monthly blog “Easy Peasy DIY Projects”. People can sign up for on my website: http://artzyfartzycreations.com

 

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TRR: As there anything else you want to share with our readers?

 

CP:

We are always looking for volunteers with or without art experience. The more volunteers we have the more children we can bless. Palm Beach County is our first Chapter. As we grow we will open additional Chapters across the US. At this time, we are scheduled to do a room makeover once a quarter, that’s four per year per chapter. We would love it if we could do one per month, but we can’t do that without volunteers and donations. If you are interested in helping please contact us at support@paintforchildren.org

 

 

 

 Facebook:

https://www.facebook.com/paintforchildren/

Website:
https://paintforchildren.org/

 

 

 

 

For more information about Cheryl’s Business:

 
Faux Finishing & Decorative Painting

Transforming The Ordinary Into The Extraordinary!

www.artzyfartzycreations.com

Cheryl Phan
561-385-3069

 

 

 

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VSA Florida – Palm Beach County Hosts Annual “Celebration of the Arts” And Everyone Is Invited

VSA Florida – Palm Beach County will host their 20th Annual “Celebration of the Arts” on Friday, August 5, 2016 at the CMAA Therapeutic Recreation Complex in John Prince Park, Lake Worth. The event will feature a variety of artwork created throughout the year in VSA visual art classes and a performance by the “Very Special Actors” Community Theatre Program. Celebrate the many talents of VSA’s artists and actors. Highlights of the evening will include an opportunity to meet the artists and actors and light refreshments provided by Whole Foods. Admission is free. The Rickie Report is pleased to share the details and a few sneak peeks.

 

 

 

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VSA – Florida – Palm Beach County

INVITES  YOU TO:

20th Annual “Celebration of the Arts”

Friday, August 5, 2016

7 – 9 p.m.

Gallery Hours:  Monday – Friday 10 am – 4 pm

CMAA Therapeutic Recreation Complex

In John Prince Park, Lake Worth

FREE  ADMISSION

561-966-7015

2728 Lake Worth Road     Lake Worth, FL 33461

 

 

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Alicia Bunche  “My Better Half”

 

 

 

Holly Teruggi, Visual Arts Program Coordinator tells The Rickie Report,” Our annual show is an opportunity to showcase the talents of our artists, actors, and dancers and admire all of their hard work and accomplishments. We want to teach people in our community about our organization and give the opportunity to experience inclusion in the arts. We are always looking for new artists, instructors, volunteers, committee members, and finally new individuals to serve”.

 

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Laura Maxner  “Serenity”

The mission of VSA Florida – Palm Beach County is to create a society where people with disabilities can learn through, participate in, and enjoy the arts. To find out how much fun this creative process can be, contact VSA Florida – Palm Beach County at 561-966-7025 or visit www.vsapbc.com.

 

 

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Multiple Artists from VSA

 

 

 

The 20th Annual Celebration of the Arts features a variety of artwork created throughout the year in VSA visual art classes and performances by our Jazz Dance Group and “Very Special Actors” Community Theatre Program. Highlights of the evening included the opportunity to meet the artists and actors, and delicious refreshments donated by Whole Foods.

 

 

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“Very Special Actors” Community Theater Program

 

 

For more information:

 

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VSA Florida – Palm Beach County
2728 Lake Worth Road
Lake Worth, FL 33461

Phone: (561) 966-7026
Fax: (561) 966-7027
E-mail: hbennettsharp@pbcgov.org
Website: www.vsapbc.com

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/#!/VSAF.PBC/
Instagram: Follow @vsaflpbc

 

 

 

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