Claire Kelly Visits Benzaiten Center For Creative Arts For 3-Day Event March 19, 20, 21 – Enjoy Dinner With The Artist, Live Glass Blowing Demo, And Family Day

World renowned glass artist, Claire Kelly, is coming to Benzaiten Center For Creative Arts from March 19 – 21. The public is invited to a Meet The Artist Dinner (Thursday, March 19), a Glass Blowing Demo with live music and refreshments (Friday, March 20), and a free Family Day (Saturday, March 21).  KUDOS to Benzaiten, located in Lake Worth, for bringing these gifted visionary artists to our area!  The Rickie Report shares the details and some sneak peeks.  Make Your Reservations for the Dinner to hold a space!  

 

 

 

 

At  the  Center

1105 2nd Avenue  S.    Lake Worth, FL

 561-508-7315      www.benzaitencenter.org     Email: aholmes@benzaitencenter.org

Normal Hours of Operation: Tuesdays – Saturdays 10AM – 5PM

 

 

 

“Obliquity” by Claire Kelly

 

 

 

PRESENTS:

 

 

 

CLAIRE   KELLY

 

 

World Renowned Glass Artist

 

 

March 19, 20, 21, 2020

 

 

 

 

Claire Kelly’s body of work examines the relationships we have with animals and their larger presence in our world and the current environment. The result is a series of fantastical microcosms, which bring a consciousness and introspection to their decorative appeal. These glass sculptures tell and reveal a story about the fragility and preservation, within these small worlds, where the animals dwell, while presenting their role in the grander scheme of life.

 

 

 

 

 

 

Glass creations by Claire Kelly

 

 

 

MEET THE ARTIST DINNER

Thursday, March 19, 2020

6 – 9 PM

 

An elegant sit-down dinner limited to 40 people is set up in Benzaiten’s beautiful gallery. Claire will give a talk about her work, techniques and what inspires her ending with an Interactive question and answer session.   $100 per person

Make Your Reservations now:

Call the center at 561-508-7315

or email aholmes@benzaitencenter.org

 

 

 

Claire has been an instructor at Penland School of Crafts, Pilchuck Glass School, the Pittsburgh Glass Center, The Studio at the Corning Museum of Glass, Haystack Mountain School of Crafts, and the Centro Fundacion del Vidrio in Spain.  She has been a resident artist at the Pittsburgh Glass Center and received the Rosenberg Residency at Salem State University in Massachusetts. Recently, she was an artist-in-residence at the Studio of the Corning Museum of Glass where she created a new body of work using specialty glass from Effetre, a glass company based in Murano, Italy.

 

 

Claire Kelly Artist Demo

 

GALLERY OPENING WITH 4-HOUR GLASSBLOWING DEMO

Friday, March 20, 2020

6  – 10 PM

Claire will demonstrate the difficult and complicated techniques of blowing with murinies over a period of four hours accompanied by a live band with appetizers  and two drinks. Only $15 at the door

 

Visit:  

https://clairekellyglass.com/pages/about

 

“Circumstellar Sky Blue” by Claire Kelly

FREE FAMILY DAY

Saturday, March 21, 2020

2  – 5 PM

Claire will demo for 3 hours

 

 

 

!  DO NOT USE GPS !

It will take you the wrong way.

Instead, follow these easy directions:
Exit I-95 at 6th Ave. South and go East.
Take a Left at South F Street (at the Kwik Stop Store)
Take a Right on 3rd Ave. South to our Large Parking Lot
Enter in Rear of Building

 

 

For more information:

Benzaiten Center for Creative Arts
Lake Worth, Florida

561.508.7315
www.benzaitencenter.org

 

 

 

 

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13th Annual Palm Beach Fine Craft Show Will Highlight Wearable Art Fashion Show and Interactive Dialogues With The Artists

The Palm Beach Fine Craft Show returns for its 13th year at the Palm Beach County Convention Center February 26th -28th in a three-day juried event highlighting the works of established master artists as well as emerging artists nationally.  Attendees will enjoy the experience of finding “latest” collections in contemporary art and design in categories including glass, ceramics, sculpture, furniture, mixed media, fashion and jewelry. They will have direct access to all the artists invited to showcase their original work. Some of these works are featured in private and corporate collections world-wide. The Rickie Report shares the schedule of lectures and the fashion show, ticket information and some sneak peeks!

 

 

 

 

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13th Annual Palm Beach Fine Craft Show

Friday, February 26
10 a.m. to 6 p.m.

Saturday, February 27
10 a.m. to 6 p.m.

Sunday, February 28
11 a.m. to 5 p.m.

Tickets are available:

Get Tickets Here

Palm Beach County Convention Center

650 Okeechobee Boulevard W. Palm Beach, Florida

 

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Five Important Things To Know:

 

• The highly curated Palm Beach Fine Craft Show, voted Number One in the Nation by Art Fair Source Book, provides an opportunity for interactive dialogue with the artists themselves for avid collectors as well as those looking for an introduction to beginning a personal collection.

 

 

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Glass Art by Kit Karbler

 

 

• 135 artists will travel from 32 States to Palm Beach County to take part in this 3-day juried event celebrating the latest innovations in fine crafts.

 

 

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“In Emerald Pools” by Marianne Hunt

 

 

 

 

• Wearable Art will be highlighted at this year’s Show during a Fashion Show with models wearing one of a kind couture style designs and exquisite jewelry which will take place on Saturday 2/27 at 1:30 p.m.

 

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Elaine Unzicker, Handbag

 

 

 

• This year’s attendees are invited to ‘Meet and Greet Jane Weitzman’, wife of a favorite shoe designer, Stuart Weitzman, during an exhibit of selected “fantasy” shoes commissioned by Jane and designed by outstanding artists across America – Jane will also be signing a limited number of her book “Art & Sole’.

 

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Furniture by Michael Conti

 

 

• Palm Beach Cultural Council Director of Marketing & Government Affairs, Marilyn Bauer will moderate a lively panel discussion entitled “Art in Every Day Living; Its Subtle Beauty Surrounds Us” on Sunday 2/28 at 11:30 a.m. Panelists will include local experts Campion Platt, Lars Bolander, Nadine Kalachnikoff, and Jennifer Garrigues.

 

 

 

 

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Gilded Fire Vessel by Jennifer McCurdy  (Photo courtesy of Gary Mirando)

 

 

 

You will have direct access to all the artists invited to showcase their original work. Some of these works are featured in private and corporate collections world-wide, including the Museum of Arts & Design in NYC, the Boston Museum of Fine Arts, MA, the Renwick Gallery of the Smithsonian American Art Museum, Washington, DC, and the Corning Glass Museum, Corning, NY, as well as in private and corporate collections all over the world.

 

For more information:

www.craftsamericashows.com
Tickets are now on sale through the website.

 

 

 

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The Rickie Report

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Palm Beach Gardens, FL 33420

Rickie@therickiereport.com

561-537-0291

Art Palm Beach – Free Lectures!

ArtPalmBeach Lecture Series Features Famous Muses, Artistic Figures and Renowned Experts

In celebration of ArtPalmBeach’s 15th Anniversary the fair’s lecture program focuses on collecting, artistic processes, museum practices, art criticism, history and today’s art practices.  The fair has invited internationally acclaimed art historians, critics, collectors, museum directors, curators and artists to engage in dynamic conversations and presentations to create an informed dialogue with ArtPalmBeach attendees.  There will be time for the audience to meet the presenters personally after each session series. All lectures are free and open to the public. The schedule follows.

 

 

Behind The Lens of William John Kennedy

 

Friday, January 20th | Fair Hours: 12-7pm

“Full Circle: Before They Were Famous”  Video Presentation, 12:30 PM-1:30PM

Presented by Ultra Violet, Artist and Warhol “superstar” Video by William John Kennedy represented by KIWI Arts Group

A 40 minute video presentation shot in the early 1960s when fine art photographer William John Kennedy forged a friendship with both Robert Indiana and Andy Warhol, these images capture the two artists and their soon-to-be iconic works at the seminal point of their careers and the birth of the Pop Art Movement.

“In Between”     Lecture, 2:00 PM-3:00 PM 

By Jun Kaneko, Artist and ArtPalmBeach 2012 Visionary Award Recipient

Jun Kaneko will give a visual and informative talk about his artwork, philosophy and designs for opera.

“Glass as Art: The First Century”      Panel Discussion, 3:30 PM-4:30 PM

               Moderated by Bill Warmus, former curator at the Corning Glass Museum

               Panel Participants: Mary Shaffer, Mark Peiser, Beth Lipman, and Lino Tagliapietra

This panel celebrates the 50th anniversary of the Studio Glass movement. We begin with the historic workshops at the Toledo Museum of Art in 1962, explore the first major contemporary glass exhibition at The Metropolitan Museum of Art in 1980, and conclude by speculating wildly about the next 50 years.

Landscapes: Ceramics in a Non-Traditional Format Fired   Lecture, 5:00 -6:00 PM                By Margie Hughto represented by Loveed Fine Art

               Margie Hughto is an internationally recognized mixed-media artist who has examined ceramics in a non-traditional contemporary format.  Peter Doroshenko, executive Director of Dallas Contemporary called Hughto, “a unique and paradoxical artist. Her works are alternatively monumental and intimate in scale, mute and garish in color, objectively descriptive and purely abstract in subject matter.”

Saturday, January 21st | Fair Hours: 12-7pm

Jewish Identity & Intensity in the Work of George Wardlaw  Lecture, 1:30-2:30

            By Ori Z. Soltes, Professorial Lecturer in Theology and Fine Arts at Georgetown University and former director of the B’nai B’rith Klutznick National Jewish Museum in Washington, D.C.

               George Wardlaw has never allowed his work to stay confined by categories—his painting is sculptural, his sculpture is both painterly and architectural, his early small-scale metalsmithing resonate within his later gargantuan artworks.  Wardlaw’s work reflects art history in both its universal concerns and, in a varied array of works, in the questions that art history raises for contemporary Jewish artists.  His work is a dazzling expression of diversely shaped identity and intensity.

The View from Over There, Over Here     Lecture, 3:00 PM-4:00 PM  

By Michael Kimmelman, Chief Architecture Critic and Former Chief Art Critic of the New York Times

Michael Kimmelman shares his experience studying art and architecture in Europe as an overseas correspondent for the New York Times.  This lecture will discuss art, architecture and culture, and the differences in perspective between Europe and the United States.

Ceramics as Art: Not a New Idea?    Lecture, 4:30 PM-5:30 PM

               By Ulysses Dietz, Curator of Decorative Arts at the Newark Museum

Dietz has been working with both contemporary and historic decorative arts at the Newark Museum in Newark, New Jersey for over 30 years. This lecture will examine how ceramics have been interpreted in the past and in today’s generation.

Sunday, January 22nd | Fair Hours: 12-7pm

Life with Warhol: Then and Now    Panel Discussion, 1:30 PM-2:30 PM

                Moderated by Bruce Heander, Editor-and-Chief, The Art Economist                Panel Participants: Warhol “superstars” Ultra Violet and Jane Holzer

               In the late 1960s, Andy Warhol and his “Factory” epitomized the fusion of high society and art.  Both Ultra Violet and Baby Jane Holzer were once the “superstars” who served as muses, subject matter, and company in the New York City social circuit.  This conversation will discuss the connection each woman had with Warhol during the Factory era, and how that experience has influenced their lives today.

Collecting in 2012: Various Voices of Palm Beach  Panel Discussion, 3:00-4:00 PM

Moderated by Dr. Rodger Ward, Independent Scholar and Adjunct Curator of Collectors, The Bass Museum of Art, Miami Beach

Panel Participants: Sylvia Karman Cubina, Director and Chief Curator of the Bass Museum, Miami Beach; Michael Mezzatesta, Private Art Advisor, Director Emeritus of the Nasher Museum of Art, Duke University and James Swope, Owner, Fine Arts Conservation Inc, West Palm Beach Collecting in Palm Beach has never been more representative of a wide range of age groups, interests, and priorities. Join Roger Ward and several active collectors for a lively discussion representing different spheres of engagement with the contemporary market.

The New Southeastern Center for Contemporary Art:

Directions in Contemporary Art    Lecture, 4:30 PM-5:30 PM

By Mark Leach, Director of SECCA

               Mark Leach will discuss the new direction the Southeastern Center of Contemporary Art has headed towards since he was named Director in 2007.  The diverse array of recent acquisitions, programming, and development has helped to transform the arts center and continue its distinguished legacy.

Monday, January 23rd | Fair Hours: 12-6pm

Full Circle: Before They Were Famous Video Presentation, 12:30 PM-1:30PM

 Presented by Ultra Violet, Artist and Warhol “superstar” Video by William John Kennedy represented by KIWI Arts Group

               A 40 minute video presentation shot in the early 1960s when fine art photographer William John Kennedy forged a friendship with both Robert Indiana and Andy Warhol, these images capture the two artists and their soon-to-be iconic works at the seminal point of their careers and the birth of the Pop Art Movement.

The ICP Legacy and New Directions in Photography   Lecture, 2:00 PM-3:00 PM

By Willis “Buzz” Hartshorn, Director of the International Center for Photography

               Hartshorn traces the legacy of the International Center of Photography and how the collection has transformed over the years.

Whitespace: The Impact of Private Collections on Community Programming

Panel  Discussion, 3:00 PM – 4:00 PM   

Moderated by Elayne Mordes, Owner and Director of Whitespace: The Mordes Collection. Panel Participants: Nathalia Edenmont, Artist and John J. McGurk, Curator

               Owner and Director, Elayne Mordes leads a conversation on what’s to come for Whitespace and its future relevance within the community.  Nathalia Edenmont, mid-career artist, will speak about her exhibition at Whitespace and John J. McGurk, previous independent curator at Whitebox, will speak of his experience, goals and thoughts concerning the program.

For more information on ArtPalmBeach programming and for a full schedule of events, please visit www.artpalmbeach.com. All changes will be online.

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Rickie@therickiereport.com

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