Boynton Beach Celebrates The Artistry And Vision Of Conrad Pickel, Master of Stained Glass

Who designed and created the world’s largest stained glass window?  Conrad Pickel, the resident and designer of numerous buildings in Boynton Beach, FL! Come and celebrate the legacy of Conrad Pickel on Saturday, May 23rd.  A major influence within the stained glass industry in the United States, he was a gifted painter, wood carver and mosaic artist.  The Rickie Report is excited to share the details about this event.  There will be bus tours, lectures, and demonstrations by experts in glass making and stained glass. Meet the family living in one of the homes he designed! Be part of Florida’s heritage-tourism and be proud!  These events are Free to the public, but you must register for the bus tour.

 

 

 

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Conrad Pickel (1906 – 1994) learned the art of stained glass with the renown  Mayer Studio in Munich, Germany. He opened his own studio in 1947 in Milwaukee, WI, which quickly grew into one of the leading studios in the United States. In 1956, Mr. Pickel opened a branch in Vero Beach, Florida and transferred the complete operation there in 1977. Mr. Pickel lived in Pompano Beach, FL. and moved to Boynton Beach, FL in 1956 until his death. He designed five buildings in Boynton Beach.

 

 

 

 

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The tour will depart at the Boynton Beach City Library, 208 S. Seacrest Blvd. at 8 a.m. The tour, which will be narrated by City of Boynton Beach Historic Preservation Planner, Warren Adams, and President of the Boynton Beach Historical Society, Janet DeVries, will visit 5 locations that highlight Conrad Pickel’s stain glass pieces: Boynton Beach Memorial Park Mausoleum, Ascension Lutheran Church, St. Joseph’s Episcopal Church, Former Gallery Fantasia, and St. Mark’s Church. The tour is free. However, interested attendees must call 561.742.6066 to register.

 

On completion of the bus tour, at approximately 10:30 a.m., the program will begin at the Boynton Beach City Library, 208 S. Seacrest Blvd. with a series of lectures on Conrad Pickel by Janet DeVries, President, Boynton Beach Historical Society; Shanon Materio, President, McMow Art Glass; Paul Pickel, President, Conrad Pickel Studio; Rick Eggert, Creative Director, Benzaiten Center for the Creative Arts and the Jacarusos, owners of a Conrad Pickel designed house. In addition, there will be glass art demonstrations and an exhibit of Conrad Pickel’s art, vision and dreams.

 

 

 

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Conrad Pickel Mausoleum Stained Glass in Boynton Beach, FL

 

 

 

A major influence in the stained glass industry in the U.S., Pickel invented decralite block.  His appreciation for how glass could transform  simple concrete blocks can be seen at his most well-known structure in Boynton Beach, Gallery Fantasia.   He incorporated faceted glass in the blocks which were then used as structural elements in the 1960’s, 1970’s and 1980’s.

 

 

 

Example of Conrad Pickel's  Decralite Block

Example of Conrad Pickel’s Decralite Block

 

Mr. Pickel’s designs to make a simple water tower a piece of public art were embraced by the City Of Boynton Beach. We share one of the images here.  Their construction was unable to be completed due to budget issues.

 

Drawing of Conrad Pickel Water Tower Surround

Drawing of Conrad Pickel Water Tower Surround

 

 

Mr. Pickel, known throughout the world for his expressionistic stained-glass creations, built the Gallery Fantasia in Boynton Beach in 1974. The artistic gathering place, to which Mr. Pickel charged no admission, closed in 1983 after expenses continued to outpace donations.  The Sun Sentinel reported his quote: “When we closed it, you wouldn’t have believed the complaints,” he said at the time. “A city without art is a city without a soul.”

 

Museum of Stained Glass Concept of Conrad Pickel Photo Courtesy of Conrad Pickel Studio Website

Museum of Stained Glass Concept of Conrad Pickel Photo Courtesy of Conrad Pickel Studio Website

 

 

Under the direction of Mr. Pickel’s son, Paul, the studio continues to develop new techniques and applications for stained glass and mosaic. In addition to a presentation by Paul, the community will meet the Jacaruso family, who lives in the home constructed by Conrad Pickel located in Pompano Beach, FL.

 

 

Conrad Pickel, Self Portrait. Image courtesy of Conrad Pickel Studio Website

Conrad Pickel, Self Portrait. Image courtesy of Conrad Pickel Studio Website

We share an excerpt from his son, Paul, who wrote about the stained glass window in Our Lady of Lourdes:

 

 “Stained glass without light would of course be nothing. Conrad Pickel became his own master in using light and a master of controlling light to strengthen his designs. He was never afraid to use black and preached this lesson to me constantly. There is always a halation of certain colors as light passes through stained glass. Painted line work and lead lines become smaller with the halation of light. He brings out the richness of color and was aware of how light affected his line work and facial details realizing his line work would become smaller as the light passed through the glass. He selected glass that has beautiful shading and he sought out glass that was not perfect. He wanted glass that showed its handmade characteristics. He wanted glass that had natural lines and bubbles all to alter and enhance the rays of light as they passed through the glass.”

Conrad Pickel at work, Photo Courtesy of Conrad Pickel Studio Website

Conrad Pickel at work, Photo Courtesy of Conrad Pickel Studio Website

 

“Wherever I go to see my father’s work, the color of glass is the key to his design, is his selection of a beautiful cobalt blue. It has a bit of gray in it, a bit of purple but it is mainly soft, peaceful and yes, spiritual. Many times it is referred to as the Pickel Blue. People generally love stained glass as the morning light pours through the colored glass but also one of the most spiritual times to appreciate a Pickel Window with its special Pickel Blues is to be by oneself, in a darkening church, as the sun is receding. As light enters through, the striking blues and darkening rich colors, that special experience of stained glass cannot help but move one’s soul.  The designs by Conrad Pickel for the stained glass windows of Our Lady of Lourdes are timeless and should undoubtedly be appreciated by many generations to come. This is the true genius and beauty of his work.”

 

 

 

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The Pickel Studio with more than a half-century of commissions to its credit, continues to create innovative stained glass, mosaic and sculpture for religious, secular and public projects throughout North America.

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The City of Boynton Beach recognizes the importance of preserving its historic resources and has adopted a preservation ordinance as the foundation for a comprehensive preservation program. The program is to include a Historic Resources Preservation Board for program oversight; a property tax exemption component; and guidelines, standards, and procedures for the maintenance and modification of historic properties.
The City has also initiated a community education campaign to inform the public of the value of historic preservation, the aforementioned tax exception program, and how historic preservation can be a tool for stabilizing aging neighborhoods, fostering community cohesiveness and furthering civic pride.

For more information, call Debby Coles-Dobay, Public Art Manager, at 561-742-6026 or Warren Adams, Historic Preservation Planner, at 561-742-6757

 

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Experience Art in a New Way With Art Synergy / Art Palm Beach!

The inauguration of Art Synergy, the first countywide gallery walk weekend taking place in 6 art districts and coinciding with Art Palm BeachSupported by the Cultural Council of Palm Beach County, Mayor’s Offices, DDA and Community Redevelopment Agencies, Art Synergy will include gallery receptions, open artist studios, performances, museum openings, lectures, cutting edge fashion shows and special architectural tours. The Rickie Report is pleased to be an underwriter of Art Synergy and hopes you’ll attend these exciting events!  More details are in this article.

 

 

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ART SYNERGY

 

The inauguration of “Art Synergy”, the first countywide gallery walk weekend taking place in 6  art districts and coinciding with Art Palm Beach. Supported by the Cultural Council of Palm Beach County, Mayor’s Offices, DDA and Community Redevelopment Agencies, Art Synergy will include gallery receptions, open artist studios, performances, museum openings, lectures and special architectural tours.  These events are focused on promoting contemporary galleries and emerging artists as well as established museums, not for profit art centers, university galleries and a growing number of international artists now drawn to these historic art community districts.

 

 

WELCOME TO THE 6 ART SYNERGY “LOOPS”

 

 

Art Synergy includes the following Palm Beach County Art Districts:

Continuum West Palm Beach

Continuum West Palm Beach

 312 Clematis Street, Downtown West Palm Beach, FL

 

Clematis Street is the historical heart of Downtown West Palm Beach. The Clematis flower ironically is known as the “traveler’s joy”. The vision for the Continuum location 312 Clematis is just that, the traveler’s joy in experiencing art in the Art & Entertainment location of central West Palm Beach.

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Eight minutes away from the Palm Beach County Convention, Continuum is the quintessential core of where art and culture is flourishing in the Downtown District.  In partnership with the West Palm Beach Downtown Development Authority, Continuum will have a diverse representation of artists of different disciplines partnered with music to keep the momentum of the DDA’s vision of being the arts & entertainment hub of Downtown WPB.

Full Schedule of Events for Continuum:

 

VIP Night: Black Tie & Sneakers
Wednesday, January 22, 2014 6pm-11pm
Sneakers from the public to donate to Divinity Dance’s the Souled Out Project shoe for charity

  • Silent auction of sneakers painted by artists and donated to charity.
  • Live Body Painting
  • Singer Raquel Williams
  • Fusion Fashion & Art show
  • My Face and Body Arts Studio
    • Charity recipient:  Faith’s Place Center For Education, Inc.
  • Food

Happy Hour with Bombay Sapphire
Thursday, January 23, 2014 7pm-10pm

  • Live Art in the window
  • Live cube painting
  • LS 1426 Fashion Show
  • Food & Music

Indigo Unplugged by Smooth Bounce Entertainment
Friday, January 24, 2014 12pm-12am

  • Open mic, singing, spoken word – Smooth Bounce Entertainment 7pm – 11pm
  • Student Symphony
  • Live Art in window

Freestyle
Saturday, January 25, 2014 12pm-12am

  • South Florida Symphony
  • Speaking Volumes
  • Live Art in window

Brunch and Lecture
Sunday, January 26, 2014 11am-6pm

  • Discussion Panel
  • Brunch
All food each night will be provided by restaurants located directly in the Downtown District of West Palm Beach, courtesy of the DDA of West Palm Beach.  Information subject to change.

 

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Antique Row Art Walk

January 23-25, 2014

South Dixie Highway (Between Belvedere and Southern Blvds)  West Palm Beach, FL

 

Galleries will be open all 4 days from 6-9pm.

The special art walk, South Dixie Antique Row Art Walk will take place on Sunday the 26th from 4-6 pm.

‘Art Synergy is a wonderful county wide celebration of art in Palm Beach County, our little niche on Antique Row between Belvedere and Southern Blvd is full of variety, powerful artwork and elegant settings, all with in walking distance of each other’ -Jamnea Finlayson

Participating Galleries

Sean Rush Atelier
3700 S. Dixie Hwy
classical figure drawings and Equine series paintings by Sean Rush.
sean@seanrush.com

Cashmere Buffalo
3709 S. Dixie Hwy
featuring the monochromatic works of Harlene Goldstein

Objects 20c
3611 S. Dixie Hwy
info@modernauctions.com

Mary Woerner Fine Arts
3700 S. Dixie Hwy #7
contemporary paintings, drawings, sculpture, collage, photography and original graphics.
mary@marywoernerfinearts.com

JF Gallery
3901 S. Dixie Hwy
Contemporary Gallery featuring mainly Abstract and Abstract Expressionism

 

Worth Avenue Art Walk

January 23-26, 2014    5pm – 8pm

 

Participating Galleries

 

Arcature Fine Art

318 Worth Avenue
Palm Beach, FL 33480
561.805.9388
Contact – Ryan Ross
arcaturefineart@mac.com

Holden Luntz Gallery
332 Worth Avenue
Palm Beach, FL 33480
561.805.9550
Contact – Jodi
jodi@oldenluntz.com

Mark Borghi Fine Art
255 Worth Avenue
Palm Beach, FL 33480
561.328.9504
Contact – Mark Borghi
mark@borghi.org

Gallery Biba
224A Worth Avenue
Palm Beach, FL 33480
561.651.1371
Contact – Biba
biba@bibagallery.com

DTR Modern Galleries
440 South County Rd at Worth Avenue
Palm Beach, FL 33480
561.366.9387
Contact – Bryan Walsh
bwalsh@dtrmodern.com

Wally Findlay Galleries International
165 Worth Avenue
Palm Beach, FL 33480
561.655.2090
Contact – lars
lars@wallyfindlay.com

Taglialatella Galleries
313 ½ Worth Avenue
In the Via Bice
Palm Beach, FL 33480
561.833.4700
Contact – David Ginn
david@djtfa.com

Russek Gallery
203 Worth Avenue
Palm Beach, FL 33480
561.832.4811
Contact – Sloane Russek
info@russek.com

Gavlak Gallery
249B Worth Avenue
Palm Beach, FL 33480
561.833.0583
Contact- Karene
karene@gavlakgallery.com

Surovek Gallery
349 Worth Avenue
12 Via Parigi
Palm Beach, FL 33480
561.655.2665
Contact- Clay Surovek
clay@surovekgallery.com

Gasiunasen Gallery
400 Worth Avenue at Peruvian Avenue
Palm Beach, FL 33480
561.820.8920
Contact – Donna Tribby
arijart@bellsouth.net

Galleria of Sculpture
11 Via Parigi| Worth Avenue
Palm Beach, FL 33480
561.659.7557
Contact – Cheryl Sundell
info@galeriaofsculpture.com

Liman Studio Gallery
139 N County Rd| in the historic Paramount Building
Palm Beach, FL 33480
Contact – Ellen Liman
T6060@yahoo.com

 

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Art al’Fresco

January 24, 2014

Boynton Beach Art District

 

404-422 West Industrial Ave., Boynton Beach, Florida 33426

 6 p.m. to 1 a.m.

ARTal’FRESCO 2014, is a one night fashion, art, and culture exhibition in Boynton Beach which will feature a unique art experiences at BBAD, recently recognized as the “Best Art Walk 2013.” Special presentations include: live painting in artists studio settings, plein air painting, contemporary sculpture installation, a glass blowing demonstration, painting and photography exhibitions, video projection and interactive BBAD studio visits. Entertainment is provided by the South Florida Symphony Brass Ensemble, illuminated performance by Philosiphiers, photo ops with Fusion: Fashion and Art’s living sculptures staged in front of the districts “ActivistArtistA Bay Gates” mural project wearing couture art inspired fashions. Graffiti artists who painted the doors and walls will be adding finishing touches to their murals to add to the many art experiences.

 

 

Art Palm Beach ticket holders will enjoy access a VIP catered area, sponsored by The Little House, where a meet and greet with some of the Art Palm Beach’s main speakers and presenters, as well as, a visit to the ActivistArtistA Gallery’s Exhibition “Sensibilities” featuring the work of Ali Miranda and Cheryl Maeder, Curator: Rolando Chang Barrero. DJ music provided by Audio Playground Entertainment will keep the action going into the late hours of the night.

 

 

A FREE luxury bus tour sponsored by The City of Boynton Beach will offer Art Palm Beach attendees an informative and entertaining tour to Boynton Beach. The four hour tour pick up time is 6:15pm at the Convention Center. The tour will travel to the Boynton Beach Art in Public Places, Avenue of the Arts out door exhibition of twelve sculptures set in an urban environment. At 7:40pm the bus will arrive at the BBAD, Boynton Beach Arts District for the ARTal’FRESCO exhibitions. The luxury busses will be boarded at 10:00 pm to travel back to the Convention Center. To register please visit this website or call Lori J. Durante, ARTalFRESCO Tour.

 

 

 

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ArtX at Historic Northwood Village

January 25, 2014  6 – 11 pm

Historic Northwood Village, West Palm Beach, FL

Guided Art Walk of Galleries 6pm-9pm Artist demonstrations, lectures, and art exhibitions See below for participating galleries in the Historic Northwood Village art district. Grand Finale: Fashion Show by Fusion Fashion & Art 9pm Emerging from the galleries, models will appear on the catwalk for a marvelous fashion and art show. Over 50 artists will be presenting all new works of fashion and art on the runway.

Participating Galleries

 

Hennevelt’s Gallery  510 Northwood Rd.

  • Group Exhibition
  • Painting Demonstration

 

Northwood Glass Art & Gifts  524 Northwood Rd.

  • Student show of mosaic and fused glass.
  • Painting Demonstration

 

OSGS, Ortiz-Smykla Gallery-Studio 500 Northwood Rd.

  • Group Exhibition
  • Lecture/Demonstration

 

Bohemia AG 536 Northwood Rd.

  • Group Exhibition
  • Artist meet and greet

 

Suzanne Connors Fine Art Gallery  538 Northwood Rd.

  • Art to Wear Trunk Show Event

 

Harold’s Coffee Lounge   509 Northwood Rd.

  • Local artist painting exhibit

 

Jabo  437 Northwood Rd.

  • Group Exhibition

 

Christopher Gatelock Imagine Studios & Art Gallery  512 Northwood Rd.

  • Photographic Art Exhibit & Tour

 

RAW Gallery  508A Northwood Rd.

  • Collage Demonstration by owner/artist Dee Carnelli

 

Gallery 418  418 Northwood Rd.

  • This gallery offers a spontaneous mix of Mid century, modern, antiques, furnishings, lighting, fine art, rugs, one of a kind pieces for your home.

 

CCE (Creative Center for Creative Education)  425  24th Street

  • “Circus at the Center” event (Tuesday, January 28th, the day after Art Palm Beach weekend)
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Lula’s Art Pop

 

January 26, 2014

 

LULA Lake Worth Arts District: Featuring a colorful, artistic, and vibrant cultural landscape along the main streets located west of Dixie Highway, Lake and Lucerne, visitors can find the energetic Urban Arts Lofts of Lake Worth. The eclectic mix of galleries, music venues and unique specialty studios means there is never a shortage of things to do.

The first art walk at the Urban Arts Lofts:   12:00pm to 7:00pm

 

Urban Arts Lofts & Participating Downtown Galleries located at Lucerne Avenue and F Street in Lake Worth, FL

The Artists and the Lofts invite you to come and experience a day of Art Loft living. The walk will include live art demonstrations, assemblage of an air sculpture, musical and dance performances, ceramic creations, handmade drums and custom built furniture. Art Pop’s main event will be featuring 11 different galleries open to the public located at 1204 Lucerne also known as the Urban Arts Lofts (UAL).

 

The Urban Arts Lofts (UAL) consists of 12, brand new, two-story live/work lofts in the heart of the City. The three essential elements of this federally funded project included: style, sustainability and affordability. The Urban Arts Lofts provides workspace along with affordable housing for artists. These lots were once blighted and underutilized but the development of energy efficient/green units has helped market the City and given a real focus on setting the standard for arts and culture.

 

 

 

Full Schedule of Events and Galleries participating

 

 

Celestial Hunter Drums
1202 Lake Avenue, Deco Building

  • Live drum exhibition
  • Drums are hand made by the owners

Antonio Designs
1205 Lucerne Avenue, Deco Building

  • Handmade semi precious stone jewelry
  • Jewelry demonstrations

Andrea Lambrakis
1204 Lucerne Avenue, Floridian Building
www.andreahellenadesigns.com

  • Ceramic Art & Paintings

Yury Darashkevich1204 Lucerne Avenue, Floridian Building
www.yurydarash.com

  • Open Exhibit

Unit 1
1202 Lucerne Avenue, Modern Building
www.unit1.org

  • Exhibit opening that day
  • Live music

Studio C
1205 Lucerne Avenue, Deco Building
www.ucreativething.com

  • Studio C is a creative furniture and home decor workshop. We artistically customize and design around each client’s vision.

Kristine Yeste
(1202 Lake Avenue, Deco Building)

  • Paintings, prints, and a few stuffed toys
  • Live art toy as people pass by
  • Live music

JaiStar Productions
1205 Lucerne Avenue, Deco Building
www.JaiStarStudios.com
www.EcstaticDanceLakeWorth.com

  • Ecstatic Dance event
  • Live Music
  • 12 minute Visionary ART Movie
  • Visionary art collection on canvas (Giclee’s; natural 3-D effects and I have 3-D glasses to view art with)

Louise Noakes
1202 Lucerne Avenue, Modern Building

  • Exhibition of work will include fine art photography and feature “the digital transfer process”.
  • Live demonstrations how this exciting process is done.

Nardone
1202 Lucerne Avenue, Modern Building

  • Visual artists in Lake Worth focusing on journalistic, real-life film and photography as well as art installations

 

 

Downtown Lake Worth, long known for its charming eccentricities in art deco architecture, culture and people has opened its arms to a rebirth of some of the finest visual arts, experimental music forms, dance and theater groups. This is reflected in the many locally-owned boutiques, art galleries, vintage shops, and specialty and jewelry stores. Flamingo Clay StudioLake Worth Art League Gallery Art Link International, Clay Glass Metal Stone Cooperative Gallery, Bruce Webber Galleries, Maryanne Webber Galleries, Margot Stein Gallery, Artefact Pardo Gallery, McMow Art Glass, Art Gallery Designs, Shoe String Designs, Local Smoking Domain,  and Artisans on the Ave. are just a few of the participating galleries.

 

For information on LULA’s Art Pop check out www.lakewortharts.com or call 561.493.2550

For more information about Art Synergy visit the Art Palm Beach Week website.

 

 

 

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

Premiere of Art Synergy/Art Palm Beach CALL for VOLUNTEERS!

The excitement of the Premiere of Art Synergy/Art Palm Beach is building!  The Rickie Report is coordinating volunteers  –  a few hours of your time and expertise.  You will be able to attend the event at which you volunteer at no charge, mingle with the artists and art buyers and truly be among the greater community of Palm Beach County, making a statement, “Art lives here!”  More details are in this article.  Feel free to share and ask some friends to join you for this remarkable opportunity!

 

 

Art Synergy/Art Palm Beach Offers 7 Art Destinations

January 23-28, 2014

Be A Part of this Exciting Premier Event!

Volunteers Needed!

Organizer and Founder of Art Palm Beach,  Lee Ann Lester, is collaborating with a group of Palm Beach County artists led by Rolando Chang Barrero, Craig McInnis, and Freddy Hennevelt.  They have organized art community leaders throughout Palm Beach County under the banner of Art Synergy.  This is a county-wide movement to unify and promote the diverse culture of our vibrant arts community.
Art Synergy, Art Palm Beach and the Palm Beach Cultural Council, will produce 6 inaugural satellite exhibitions throughout Palm Beach County in conjunction with the world-renown Art Palm Beach event at the Palm Beach Convention Center, January  23- 28, 2014. This coordinated five day event includes over 60 galleries, studios, non-profit art institutions and museums.  Each art district will offer gallery walks, symposiums, open studio visits, special exhibitions, fashion shows, poetry readings, architectural tours, film previews and art performances. Maps and schedules of events will be available. 

The Participating Art Districts include:

  • Art Palm Beach – Art Synergy will host an information booth (January 23-26)
  • Boynton Beach – “ARTal’FRESCO ”  (January 24th  7 – 11 pm)
  • Clematis Street & West Palm Beach – “Continuum”
  • Historic Northwood Village, West Palm Beach  – “ArtX ”  (January 25th  5-11 pm)
  • Lake Worth – “ArtPOP” 
  • Palm Beach – Worth Avenue
  • S. Dixie Highway Arts & Antiques District, West Palm Beach
Volunteers are needed at most of the locations.  We need the entire community to get involved in even the smallest of tasks.  “It is a significant step in telling the world that “art lives here”.  It is Palm Beach County’s milestone moment. Palm Beach County has a great legacy in supporting the arts and is home to many of Florida’s leading art and cultural institutions. Art Synergy will create a new bridge for winter residents,  Art Palm Beach visitors to explore this cultural legacy and create an annual destination to enjoy Palm Beach County Art Week events.”, Lee Ann Lester states. 
  Volunteer Opportunities
Including distributing informational materials about Art Synergy Events:
  • greeters ( both inside and outdoors)
  • greeters at the valet parking (outdoors)  Art X  January 25th
  • serving food (both inside and outdoors)
  • salespeople (both inside and outdoors)
  • electricians  (BEFORE THE EVENT)
  • carpenters   (BEFORE THE EVENT)
  • sound engineers  (BEFORE and DURING the Event at ARTal’FRESCO)
  • lighting coordinators  (BEFORE and DURING the EVENT)
  • Assist with Guided Art Tour Art X January 25th 6-9 pm

Also on the Art Synergy “wish list” :

  • grant writer  ( BEFORE and AFTER the EVENT)
  • legal expertise in setting up a not-for-profit entity   (BEFORE and AFTER the EVENT)

Visit https://www.facebook.com/artsynergypbc for up to date happenngs and information.

 

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For general information about Art Synergy, contact:  Rolando Chang Barrero  786-521-1199  or  Craig McInnis  561-389-4800 or visit  Art Synergy Website         ArtPalmBeach          ActivistArtistA Blog or Art Synergy on Facebook
To Sign Up For A Volunteer Shift please send an email to  Rickie@therickiereport.com and indicate:
Preferred date, time (day or evening), location, volunteer position and any other areas of expertise you can share.   RSVP ASAP!

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

Kinetic Art is Glorious, Mysterious, Sheer Wonderment!

When you go to an art exhibit and say “How did the artist do that?” out loud, you’ve experienced true wonderment!  The Rickie Report wants to share that feeling during the upcoming exhibit at the Cultural Council of Palm Beach County.  There will be a sneak preview of the 2013 International Kinetic Art Exhibit and Symposium January 12 – February 2nd!

 

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Celebrate ‘art that moves’ with the Cultural Council of Palm Beach County

Enjoy a ‘sneak-preview’ of the 2013 International Kinetic Art Exhibit

and Symposium – Jan. 12 – Feb. 2, 2013 in the Cultural Council’s

Lawrence A. Sanders Foundation Gallery

 

The Cultural Council of Palm Beach County invites the public to preview a sampling of amazing kinetic art works by two international artists that will be exhibited in the upcoming 2013 International Kinetic Art Exhibit and Symposium in Boynton Beach. This very special sneak-preview exhibition: Kinetic Art, opens Jan. 12, 2013 in the Cultural Council’s Lawrence A. Sanders Foundation Gallery, 601 Lake Avenue, in Lake Worth. Kinetic Art is free, and runs through Feb. 2, 2013.

 

Kinetic Art is different than anything we have done since moving to our Downtown Lake Worth home, in that it is interactive, inviting viewers to watch the movement and think about how it is made and what it can do,” said Rena Blades, President and Chief Executive Officer of the Cultural Council.

 

There will be two artists featured in this exhibition: Ralfonso and Cork Marcheschi. One large work by each Ralfonso and Marcheschi will make up the display.

 

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EXcalmation by Ralfonso

Ralfonso, of West Palm Beach and Geneva, Switzerland, has designed interactive, light and sound sculptures that move with the environment – such as wind and water – for over 40 years.

He serves as co-founder and member of the 2013 International Kinetic Art Exhibit and Symposium and its selection committee. With his passion of Kinetic Art for Public Places and the international field of Kinetic Art, he also co-founded the Kinetic Art Organization and has served as its president since its 2001 inception. With more than 1,000 members in over 60 countries world-wide, it has grown to become the largest kinetic art organization in the world. With sculptures ranging from 2 ft – 60 ft, each of Ralfonso’s sculptures move, and interact with the viewer. Some of Ralfonso’s past exhibitions include: Art in Motion, Netherlands; Ralfonso Kinetic Art, St. Petersburg, Russia; Finalist of the Cultural Olympics, the Olympic Museum in Lausanne, Switzerland; Sculpture in Motion, Atlanta, Georgia, U.S.A.; and the Changchun International Sculpture Conference, China.

Electric Bowls

Electric Bowls by Cork

 

Cork Marcheschi, of San Francisco, California, started making kinetic, electric, illuminated art works when he was 18 years old. His first experience with kinetic art was in 1966, when, as a student at the University of California Berkeley, he volunteered to work on an installation called, New Directions in Kinetic Sculpture. This he credits as an inspiration that has stayed with him his entire life. Working with his material of choice, electricity, Cork draws on his knowledge of Tesla, high voltage, radio frequency and electricity to serve his kinetic sculptures. Cork has exhibited his work nationally, and internationally, in Europe, Japan, China, and South America. He has been producing public art works since 1979, and has completed over 60 installations in seven countries. Cork, who has a Master in Fine Arts Degree, taught at the Minneapolis College of Art and Design at the University of California Berkeley. He has published two monographs and written several articles. Currently he has a museum exhibition in Germany and is preparing a solo show for the Meisel Gallery in New York City for 2013.

 

About the 2013 International Kinetic Art Exhibit and Symposium:

 

The International Kinetic Art Exhibit and Symposium, hosted by the Boynton Art in Public Places,  delivers an arts and cultural Event that transcends typical art fairs, brings international attention to South Florida, and that educates and engages a diverse audience about public art. The Symposium, developed under the direction of Deborah Coles-Dobay, the City of Boynton Beach’s public art administrator of Art in Public Places, in collaboration with Ralfonso, was created out of the Arts Commission’s Visioning Plan for the Art in Public Places Program.

In conjunction with the upcoming Symposium, 10 kinetic artworks are on display for the public to enjoy throughout Boynton Beach’s Civic Cultural District. Visitors are invited to view the works via a self-directed, visual and audio walking tour on a route from City Hall to the Boynton Harbor Marina. For more information, please visit: www.intlkineticartevent.org.

 About the Cultural Council of Palm Beach County:

 The Cultural Council is Palm Beach County’s official arts agency and serves non-profit cultural organizations and professional artists throughout the county. The Cultural Council’s responsibilities include marketing the county’s cultural experiences to visitors and residents, administering grants to organizations and artists, expanding arts and cultural education opportunities, advocating for funding and arts-friendly policies, and serving cultural organizations and artists through capacity building training and exposure to funders and audiences. For more information, please visit www.palmbeachculture.com.

 

Admission to the Cultural Council’s gallery and visitor area is free and open to the public Tuesdays through Saturdays, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.

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