New School For The Visual Arts Announces Exhibits, Classes, Workshops, Special Events For March And April

The New Studio for the Visual Arts is proud to present programs that will stimulate the artist in all of us.  Their special events, classes, lectures, and workshops bring nationally award winning artists as well as international experts to our area. From learning to write your life story or fiction to the art of self-care, there is something for everyone!  View the WOW: Women of Watercolor’s Exhibit or meet photographer, Rhea Lewis of the Warrior Goddess Movements/A Healing Photo Journey for Breast Cancer Survivors.  The Rickie Report shares the details and some sneak peeks.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

CLASSES,  WORKSHOPS,  LECTURES,

EXHIBITIONS :

 March  and April, 2019

 

 

Offering classes, workshops, lectures and exhibitions in…

 

  • Oil painting

  • Watercolor

  • Plein Air Painting

  • Drawing

  • Pastels

  • Acrylic

  • Mix Media

  • Figure and Portraiture

  • Encaustic Wax

  • Photography

  • Children’s Classes

  • Art History

  • Creative Writing

Visit www.thenewstudiova.net for specific scheduling of classes

To Register, RSVP or for additional information

Call now   (561) 295-5712

 

No registration fees * No membership fees* Prorating available

 

 

 

 

E   X   H   I   B   I   T   I   O   N   S:

 

 

 

 

OPENING RECEPTION: 

March 8, 2019

6  – 8 pm

 

 

With

SUE ARCHER

Exhibit Runs March 4 – 29, 2019

 

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PLEIN AIR 2019 EXHIBITION

@THE NEW STUDIO FOR THE VISUAL ARTS

Ted Matz & Friends…

 

 

 

Plein Air Painting by George Van Hook

OPENING  RECEPTION:

March 8, 2019

6 – 8 pm

PLEIN AIR 2019 EXHIBITION

@THE NEW STUDIO FOR THE VISUAL ARTS

Ted Matz & Friends…

Jim McVicker  

Spencer Meagher

George Van Hook

Shelby Keefe

Olena Babek

Malcolm Ludvitsen

James Richards

Katie Dobson

Greg Summers

Charlie Hunter

Sue Archer

Shawn Escott

and more!!!

Exhibit runs March 4 – March 29, 2019

 

 

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OPENING RECEPTION:

April 5, 2019

6:30  – 8:30 pm

 

 

 

RHEA LEWIS PHOTOGRAPHY

Warrior Goddess Movement: 

A Healing Photo Journey for Breast Cancer Survivors

Exhibit runs April 1 – 30, 2019

Benefits:


MAKING STRIDES AGAINST BREAST CANCER
and
LIGHTHOUSE DRAGONS SOS

The purpose of Rhea’s charity project is being able to help breast cancer survivors see their beauty in a new way, to get comfortable in their own skin, and to redefine and re-connect who they are as woman after their diagnosis. It’s not about showing their scars and the ugly side of cancer, but about forgetting their scars, celebrating their beauty as women no matter what their new body looks like.  The imagery is truly a representation of the beautiful inner light that all women share and it reminds them that the scars don’t define them.

 

 

 

 

Making Strides Against Breast Cancer:

The American Cancer Society has a presence in more than 3,400 communities across the country and is the only organization available 24 hours a day, seven days aweek to help people touched by cancer. Breast cancer is the number one reason people call the Society. When you support Making Strides, you are helping the Society seek better ways to prevent, detect, and treat breast cancer, as well as provide help and hope to people facing the disease.

Lighthouse Dragons SOS:

Lighthouse Dragons is a dragon boat team composed of breast cancer survivors and their supporters. We promote a healthy and life affirming activity through the sport of dragon boating. Each of us is a powerful example that one can lead a full and active life after a diagnosis of breast cancer.

 

 

Rhea Lewis is a Certified Professional Photographer, Master Photographer, and is an internationally award winning photographer.  In 2018 and 2017 Rhea Lewis was named TOP 10 Photographer in the state of Florida and earned her Florida Degree of Photographic Excellence from Florida Professional Photographers.  She has been in business as a professional photographer for 14 years and owns and operates a highly successful boutique studio in Jupiter, FL.  She is a leader in her profession and has served as President of the local Professional Photographer’s Guild of the Palm Beaches and currently serves on the Board of the Florida Professional Photographers Association.  She has been a leader and a pioneer in the boudoir photography market and strongly believes in empowering women through boudoir photography. She has dedicated her studio to women’s portraiture over the past 5 years and since 2017 has been working with breast cancer survivors on a charity project.  She has donated over 30 sessions and over $25,000 to help these women feel and look beautiful as they progress on their journey of diagnosis and survival.   She has had her own scare with cancer and her mother and my aunt are survivors. She has photographed women at various stages in their diagnosis from those just diagnosed to 10-year survivors.

 

 

 

 

W  O  R  K  S  H  O  P  S: 

 

Creative Writing Workshop:

Writing the memoir, short story and fiction.

 

 

 

RAFAEL LIMA 

Are you one of those people who have thought, “I’d like to write a book someday, but I don’t know where to start”?   This workshop is for you!

 

March 9 – 10, 2019    $300

Day One: 10:00 am  – 4:00 pm

Day Two: 10:00 am – 12:00 pm

To see more about Rafael’s experience go to http://www.facebook.com/limafiction

 

Palette Knife Workshop (Oil/Acrylic)

 

 

 

 

CARYL POMALES

March 14-15   $300

10:00 am – 4:00 pm

 

 

Watercolor Workshop

 

 

 

SPENCER MEAGHER

You won’t want to miss nationally recognized and award winning watercolorist…

March 16 & 17, 2019
10am – 4pm with lunch break
Fee: $300 two day $150 one day

Learn more about Spencer’s work visit his website: http://spencermeagher.com

Call now to register and reserve your spot for this two-day workshop.
(561) 295-5712     www.thenewstudiova.net

 

Drawing With Your IPad

 

 

 

JEFFREY WIENER

March 23, 2019  $150.

9:00 am – 3:00 pm

Class session: 9:00 am – Noon
This workshop will include a slide Presentation: discussing color transitions at night, process and tips. Followed by 2 hours of individual painting time with on site critiques.

Drawing and Painting with the iPad: Procreate Basics

Instructor reviews the basic functions for drawing with the most popular drawing and painting APP for the iPad. Students will learn how to select and use the tools in Procreate, and how to export a file for printing or sharing on social media. Students will learn techniques on the iPad to mimic pencils, charcoal, pastels and conte crayons.

Also learn the basic functions for painting with the most popular drawing and painting APP for the iPad. Students will learn how to select and use the tools in Procreate, and how to export a file for printing or sharing on social media. Students will learn techniques on the iPad to mimic oil paints, watercolors, pastels, airbrush, and other color applications.

Class Session: 1:00 – 3:00
Life drawing with the iPad: Capturing the Figure, Landscape, Cityscapes and Still Life

Instructor will lead the class through several life drawing exercises using Procreate and the iPad to capture the live model. Students will create gestural, figurative drawings during short and medium length poses. Students will learn how to create a refined, polished drawing from one of their workshop sketches.

Instructor will lead the class through several life drawing exercises using Procreate and the iPad to teach how to capture landscapes in Plein Air. Students will learn how to create cityscapes, landscapes, and still lifes.

 

 

Watercolor:  Flowers and Landscapes

 

 

Janet Rogers

Nationally  recognized and award winning watercolorist. 

3 Day Workshop: March 28, 29 & 30, 2019  $475.

9:00 am to 4:00 pm

 

 

 

 

Watercolor : The Head and Figure

 

 

 

 

JANET ROGERS

Nationally  recognized and award winning watercolorist.

3 Day Workshop  April 4, 5 and 6, 2019  $475.

9:00 am – 4:00 pm

 

 

Still Life Painting 

 

 

 

ELIO CAMACHO

3 Day Workshop: April 1,2 and 3, 2019   $375

9:00 am to 4:00 pm

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

For more information about exhibits, classes, workshops or opportunities to teach:

www.thenewstudiova.net

 

The New Studio for the Visual Arts mission:

Nurture a vibrant arts community

Foster artistic excellence

Lower the barriers to participation in the arts

Bring people together for a powerful shared experience that inspires a creative exchange of ideas 

 

 

 

No membership fee!
No registration fee!
Prorating available!

Sign up today.

Call 561-295-5712

www.thenewstudiova.net

 

 

 

 

 

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

 

 

 

 

 

What’s New At The New Studio For The Visual Arts? Classes, Lectures, Workshops For All Abilities And Ages

The New Studio for the Visual Arts announces classes, workshops, lectures, and exhibitions happening now through the beginning of March, 2019.  Get your calendars out!  From oil painting, watercolor, plein air painting, drawing, pastels, acrylic, mixed media, figure and portraiture, encaustic wax, photography, art history, creative writing, or children’s classes – there really is something for everyone!  The Rickie Report shares the details and some sneak peeks.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

CLASSES, WORKSHOPS, LECTURES, EXHIBITIONS :

Now through March 1, 2019

 

 

Offering classes, workshops, lectures and exhibitions in…

  • Oil painting

  • Watercolor

  • Plein Air Painting

  • Drawing

  • Pastels

  • Acrylic

  • Mix Media

  • Figure and Portraiture

  • Encaustic Wax

  • Photography

  • Children’s Classes

  • Art History

  • Creative Writing

Visit www.thenewstudiova.net for specific scheduling of classes

 

Call now

To Register, RSVP or for additional information

 (561) 295-5712

 

 

  • No registration fees

  • No membership fees

  • Prorating available

 

 

WORKSHOPS: 

 

 

 

 

 

TED MATZ  Outside Inside: Plein Air Painting Basics

Have you always wanted to do plein air painting but don’t want to deal with the sun, heat and the bugs? Now this is the perfect opportunity to learn the basics of plein air landscape painting in the comfort of the studio and without the distractions that being in nature provides?

February 9 – 10, 2019    10:00 am – 4:00 pm    $300     www.tedmatz.com

 

 

 

 

CARYL POMALES    PAWS : Painting Animals With Spirit!

February 14, 15, 16, 2019    10:00 – 4:00pm     $390.00

Learn to embrace your creative curiosity and paint fearlessly while focusing on the beloved subjects of animals and pets! Caryl Pomales will teach you the exciting method of using oil paints to paint “Alla Prima”(wet-on-wet). Concentrating on the building blocks of a dynamic painting, you’ll learn to paint boldly and freely using vibrant, luscious color.

Caryl will share her individual techniques to capture the unique personalities and nuances of animals on canvas.  Daily lectures, live demonstrations, and hands-on assistance will be included. You will leave with a fearless, creative mindset, an enhanced understanding of composition, focal point, color matching to values and painting with bold, expressive brushwork. In addition, you’ll take home a finished painting of your beloved animal!

Beginners and experienced artists are welcome! CarylFineArt.com

 

 

 

LUNCH & LEARN:

 

 

Lunch & Learn with LACY DAVISSON

“Jack the Dripper: An in-depth look at the work of Jackson Pollock”

 

 

 

 

Part 2 – Friday, March 8, 2019    12:00 pm – 2:00pm   Light lunch provided

Location TBD, please call to confirm location.   Call now to make your RSVP at (561) 295-5712

 

 

 

Lunch & Learn with JOAN LIPTON

 

 

 

 

“The Wives and Lovers of Picasso and how they influenced each of his styles”

 

Wednesday, February 13, 2019   12:00 – 2:00 pm    Light lunch provided

Location TBD   Call now to make our RSVP at (561) 295-5712

 

 

 

EXHIBITIONS: 

 

 

EDWARD MUNOZ & DAVID DURBAK:

A Student / Teacher Collaboration

 

Photo by Edward Munoz

 

 

View the photography of David Durbak, adjunct professor of photography at Palm Beach State College and his student Edward Munoz. 

January 7 – January 31, 2019

 

 

Photo by Dave Durbak

 

 

 

 

THE NEW STUDIO: THE STUDENT SHOW

View the exciting and innovative artwork by student body of The New Studio for the Visual Arts.

February 4 – March 1, 2019

Opening Reception:  February 8, 2019   6:30 pm – 8:30 pm

 

 

 

PLEIN  AIR  IN  PARIS  With  TED  MATZ

May 5 – 12, 2019

 

 

The New Studio for the Visual Arts is proud to sponsor Plein Air Paris 2019. Experience the beauty of Paris and the history of art by participating in this exciting plein air painting workshop.

 

 

 

 

 

 

You will experience all aspects of the Parisian urban landscape and culture.  With this workshop you get an actual travel experience, with the advantage of having daily painting instruction and demonstrations from a veteran plein air painter and the information, guidance and the history of Paris from a knowledgeable, English speaking tour guide. 

 

 

In this plein air painting workshop you will experience Paris with its iconic architecture, its famous cloud-piercing Eiffel tower, Arc de Triomphe at the end of the most famous avenue of the world, les Champs-Elysees, as well as Notre-Dame and its gargoyles, old bridges and Art Nouveau cafes that are famously part of the City.  You will experience painting in Montmartre, the epicenter of the Impressionists movement as well as other locations within the city where famous painters from history received their inspiration. 

RESERVE your space:  Contact Janet Miller 561.745.1559

For more information about this exhibit, classes, workshops or opportunities to teach:

www.thenewstudiova.net

 

The New Studio for the Visual Arts mission:

Nurture a vibrant arts community

Foster artistic excellence

Lower the barriers to participation in the arts

Bring people together for a powerful shared experience that inspires a creative exchange of ideas 

 

 

 

No membership fee!
No registration fee!
Prorating available!

Sign up today.

Call 561-295-5712

www.thenewstudiova.net

 

 

 

 

 

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

 

 

 

 

Boca Raton Museum School Of Art Announces Summer Programs And Exhibits For All Ages And Levels

Boca Raton Museum Art School is busy this summer for children, teenagers, and adults!  Weekly summer day camp starts June 4 to August 10, 2018.  Summer Camp at the Boca Raton Museum Art School is so much fun kids don’t know they’re learning! At the end of the summer all children and their families are invited to a special reception for the “Youth Summer Art Camp Exhibit” at the Boca Raton Museum of Art in Mizner Park to celebrate each child’s first museum showing!  The Rickie Report shares the details about this and what exhibits the Boca Museum is offering. There is something for everyone! 

 

 

 

Boca Raton Museum of Art – The Art School
801 W. Palmetto Road     Boca Raton FL 33486
561-392-2503

bocamuseum.org/theartschool

 

 

 

BOCA RATON MUSEUM ART SCHOOL SUMMER CAMP  (ages 5 to 12)

Weekly summer day camp June 4 to August 10, 2018

Summer Camp at the Boca Raton Museum Art School is so much fun kids don’t know they’re learning! 

Children explore art techniques and art concepts. Art projects are geared to age groups:  5 to 7, 8 to 10, 11 to 12.   Different theme weeks and a wide variety of fun creative art projects stimulate children’s imaginations.  Theme weeks include: Anime & Cartooning; Making Friends with Masters; Art Around the World; Painting People, Places, and Things; 3-D Art /Sculpture; and Pop Art with a POW.   

At the end of the summer all children and their families are invited to a special reception for the “Youth Summer Art Camp Exhibit” at the Boca Raton Museum of Art in Mizner Park to celebrate each child’s first museum showing!

$285 per week, early care and late care available. Limited financial aid is available.

TEEN SUMMER WORKSHOPS (ages 13 to 18)

June 4 to August 10, 2018

Teen workshops meet for four afternoons per week (not on Mondays). These workshops focus on different art techniques and portfolio preparation : Comics and Cartooning, Fashion Design and Sewing, Figure Drawing, Sculpture,  and Jewelry Making. These workshops meet for four afternoons per week 1pm to 3pm. Video Production and Photography workshops meet 10am to 3pm and are held at the Boca Raton Museum in Mizner Park.

 

Information about and registration is available on the website or call the Art School.

Contact: Trish Duebber, Coordinator of Youth Programs

tduebber@bocamuseum.org

561-392-2503, extension 306
artschool@bocamuseum.org

https://www.facebook.com/bocaartkids

 

For more information about these classes and more:

Boca Raton Museum Art School
801 W. Palmetto Road Boca Raton FL 33486
561-392-2503

bocamuseum.org/theartschool
Facebook: www.facebook.com/bocaschool

 

www.bocamuseum.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 349862D

Boca Raton Museum Art School Announces Summer Camp For Ages 5 – 12, Teen , Adult Classes And Workshops

Boca Raton Museum Art School is busy this summer with summer camp for children, workshops for teenagers, and adult summer classes.  Weekly summer day camp takes place June 4 to August 10, 2018.  Summer Camp at the Boca Raton Museum Art School is so much fun kids don’t know they’re learning! At the end of the summer all children and their families are invited to a special reception for the “Youth Summer Art Camp Exhibit” at the Boca Raton Museum of Art in Mizner Park to celebrate each child’s first museum showing!  The Rickie Report shares the details and urges everyone to sign up now!

 

 

 

Boca Raton Museum of Art – The Art School
801 W. Palmetto Road     Boca Raton FL 33486
561-392-2503

bocamuseum.org/theartschool

 

 

 

 

BOCA RATON MUSEUM ART SCHOOL SUMMER CAMP  (ages 5 to 12)

Weekly summer day camp June 4 to August 10, 2018

Summer Camp at the Boca Raton Museum Art School is so much fun kids don’t know they’re learning!  

Children explore art techniques and art concepts. Art projects are geared to age groups:  5 to 7, 8 to 10, 11 to 12.   Different theme weeks and a wide variety of fun creative art projects stimulate children’s imaginations.  Theme weeks include: Anime & Cartooning; Making Friends with Masters; Art Around the World; Painting People, Places, and Things; 3-D Art /Sculpture; and Pop Art with a POW.    

At the end of the summer all children and their families are invited to a special reception for the “Youth Summer Art Camp Exhibit” at the Boca Raton Museum of Art in Mizner Park to celebrate each child’s first museum showing!

$285 per week, early care and late care available. Limited financial aid is available.

TEEN SUMMER WORKSHOPS (ages 13 to 18)

June 4 to August 10, 2018

Teen workshops meet for four afternoons per week (not on Mondays). These workshops focus on different art techniques and portfolio preparation : Comics and Cartooning, Fashion Design and Sewing, Figure Drawing, Sculpture,  and Jewelry Making. These workshops meet for four afternoons per week 1pm to 3pm. Video Production and Photography workshops meet 10am to 3pm and are held at the Boca Raton Museum in Mizner Park. 

 

Information about and registration is available on the website or call the Art School.

Contact: Trish Duebber, Coordinator of Youth Programs

tduebber@bocamuseum.org

561-392-2503, extension 306
artschool@bocamuseum.org

https://www.facebook.com/bocaartkids

 

For more information about these classes and more:

Boca Raton Museum Art School
801 W. Palmetto Road Boca Raton FL 33486
561-392-2503

bocamuseum.org/theartschool
Facebook: www.facebook.com/bocaschool

 

 

 

 

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

 

 

 

 

 

Scholarships Available For Cultural Summer Camp Programs. Deadline To Apply Is May 1st

The Cultural Council of Palm Beach County has published its 2017 Cultural Camp Guide – a comprehensive online listing of art and cultural summer programs in The Palm Beaches – and announced that 30 camp scholarships totaling $9,000 are available to those who apply on or before May 1.  The Rickie Report shares the details here.  Please share with families who can benefit!

 

 

 

 


601 Lake Avenue  Lake Worth, FL 33460
PalmBeachCulture.com

 

 

Families may click on palmbeachculture.com/camps to select programs that interest their children. There are opportunities for children to learn dance, music, visual arts, theater, nature/science and writing. Camp dates, age requirements and fee information are all available on the Cultural Council’s site along with directions on how to apply online for scholarships before the May 1 with a 11:59 p.m. deadline. Scholarships will be awarded by lottery, based upon need.

A Sampling Of Summer Fun Opportunities:

 

Bob Carter’s Actor’s Workshop & Repertory Theatre Co.
Boca Raton Museum Art School
Educational Gallery Group
Kravis Center for the Performing Arts
Lake Worth Playhouse
Lighthouse ArtCenter Gallery & School of Art
Loggerhead Marinelife Center
Morikami Museum & Japanese Gardens
Palm Beach Atlantic University Dance Department
Palm Beach Zoo and Conservation Society
South Florida Science Center and Aquarium
Spady Museum
Youth Orchestra of Palm Beach County
“The Cultural Council is delighted to work with so many arts and cultural organizations in Palm Beach County to promote outstanding programming that will keep the arts alive for children of every age all summer. The scholarship program means that families at every income level will have a chance to experience art and culture first-hand,” said Trish Halverson, manager of arts and cultural education at the Cultural Council.

 

For more information:

Cultural Council of Palm Beach County
601 Lake Avenue   Lake Worth, FL 33460
PalmBeachCulture.com      (561) 471-2901

 

 

 

 

 

 

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

 

 

Summer Camp At The Boca Museum: Let The Fun Begin!

THE FUN STARTS June 8th and continues through August 14th at the Boca Raton Museum of Art SUMMER CAMP for youth ages 5 – 12!  The burst of color on this cover of the brochure says it all – Fun! Creativity! Summer Art for Children!  The Rickie Report shares the details and urges you to check out the  various activities and themes. We’re sure that your children and grandchildren will thank you!  And WE thank you for nurturing the next generation!  Adults and Teens: remember that Summer Classes are available for you, too!

 

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Adults and Teens:

Summer classes start May 26, 2015

 

For more information, please contact:

Boca Raton Museum of Art – The Art School
801 W. Palmetto Road, Boca Raton FL 33486
561-392-2503

bocamuseum.org/theartschool

www.facebook.com/bocaschool

 

 

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

What Adjective Best Describes This Gem in the Cultural Crown of Palm Beach County?

The Rickie Report is pleased to share a gem in the cultural crown of Palm Beach County, FL.  Even if you already know about the Mandel Public Library of West Palm Beach, we guarantee there is much more there to explore.  For those who have not stepped into this new-world class library, we urge you to read this and forthcoming articles.  This is NOT your grandparents’ or even your parents’ library!  What adjective best describes this gem?  We believe you’ll need more than one.  Read more here.

 

 

 

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“Reading Together” by Judith Peck. Gift to the City of West Palm Beach from Anne Sobel, Originally Commissioned for The Teaneck, NJ Centennial

 

411 Clematis Street   West Palm Beach, Fl

www.mycitylibrary.org

Almost 2,000 people come to the library each day

 

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The Numbers: 

  •  97,555 card holders

 

  • 12,643 are children with their own cards but obviously many parents check out books for their children

 

  • 200 preschools/day cares/public schools have library cards so they can check out books for their children in their care.

 

  • 25% of card holders are not West Palm Beach City residents

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The staff of The Rickie Report has taken a few behind-the-scenes tours of this facility and is amazed each time as we observe the patrons, staff and volunteers of this remarkable institution.   This is the first of many articles where we will explore and share the opportunities here.  Your first step?  Stop by and open an account – it is FREE!

WIIFM?

(What’s In It For Me)

 

  • 157,796 books –checked out on a given day: 12,984

 

  • 976 ebooks: checked out on a given day: 435

 

  • 106,792 music CDs: checked out on a given day: 819

 

  • 38,531 DVDs and BLU-RAYS: checked out on a given day: 8,138

 

  • The Library’s collection also contains 4,506 foreign language materials (3,076 Spanish language books are included in that number)

 

  • 219 foreign films (various languages)

 

  • The Library Collection is comprised of 2,528 large print books

 

 

 

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 140 computers

 

A recent survey showed that 63% come to this library to use computers.

 

50% of Palm Beach County Residents do not have access to the internet from their home.

 

Free WIFI is available throughout the building with ability to print from their laptop.

 

Park, 1900

Park, 1900

In 1895, The Reading Room was the City’s first library on Banyan Street.  In 1912, the Free Reading Room was brought via barge from the Palm Beach Yacht Club to West Palm Beach and established as the first library.

 

 

1923 Spanish Style Memorial Library

1923 Spanish Style Memorial Library

Building an artistic Spanish-style Memorial Library near the Women’s Club contained Reading Rooms, Reference Rooms and a Museum.  In 1924 the Memorial Library was dedicated to the men and women who served in WWI.

 

1924 Memorial Library

1924 Memorial Library

Architect Norman Robson designed a New City Library in 1962, which opened with much flourish and some controversy over its modern exterior.  As the needs of the people increased, the interiors of the Library were refurbished.

 

In 2009, the Library  moved to its current location at City Center.  In 2012, the Mandel Foundation awarded a $5 million grant to transform the West Palm Beach Public Library into a world-class institution and encourage support for public libraries.

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“This is a state-of-the-art library”, says James Sugarman, of the WPBL Foundation.  It is truly a community service center. And an inclusive place for people of all ages to relax, learn, increase a skill-set or even learn to master the Tango!

 

The scope and breadth of what this Library has to offer is complex.  It is free and open to everyone and is maintained by the City of West Palm Beach.  The Rickie Report sees opportunities not only on every floor of this building, but some too numerous to mention in specific departments alone.

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CALL TO ACTION:

Visit the website and you will be amazed at the offerings.  Imagine a buffet filled with the items you expect, but presented in an innovative manner.  Feast on the various items you’ve wanted to try but never took the time.  And dig into what the Mandel Public Library of West Palm Beach has to offer!

 

If you are interested in taking part in a behind-the scenes tour, please contact  Rebecca Weiss  Development Manager  rweiss@mycitylibrary.org   or call 561-868-7704

 

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Do you prefer a week day

Do you prefer an evening

Do you prefer a weekend

 

 For more information:

Foundation for the Mandel Public Library of West Palm Beach

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