Springtide Festival & Makers Marketplace At Jaffe Center For Book Arts On Sunday, April 7 Offers Live Music, Free Admission, Free Parking

Come to the final Makers Marketplace of the season on Sunday, April 7, to celebrate The Springtide Festival.  The Jaffe Center For Book Arts at FAU’s Boca campus offers free admission and free parking.  Local makers and small boutiques will sell their creations while you enjoy the music from Rio Peterson bringing your favorite tunes from Beatles to New Order and the Smiths, followed by the big bluegrass sound  of the Lubben Brothers.  The Rickie Report highlights the makers and shares the details here.

 

 

 

JCBA: Jaffe Center for Book Arts

Florida Atlantic University Wimberly Library
777 Glades Road   Boca Raton, Florida 33431

 

 

 

Florida Atlantic University Wimberly Library
777 Glades Road
Boca Raton, Florida 33431

 

 

 

 

SPRINGTIDE   FESTIVAL   &   MAKERS

MARKETPLACE

JCBA’s Book Arts Studios

Located at FAU’s historic T6 building

 

 

Sunday April 7, 2019

10 AM –  4:30 PM

 

 

 

LIVE MUSIC by RIO PETERSON (10 AM to 1 PM)

Featuring THE LUBBIN BROTHERS (1:30 to 4:30 PM)

 

 

 

 

Free Admission!     Free easy parking!

 

 

 

 

Iris Paper Folded greeting cards by Paper Owl Artists

We’re closing the Makers Marketplace season with a bang, gathering your favorite local vendors and small boutiques, focusing on springtime, and bringing you some pretty awesome local music––first half: the powerhouse that is RIO PETERSON, covering all your favorites from the Beatles to New Order and the Smiths, followed by the big glorious bluegrass sound of the LUBBEN BROTHERS. Not to mention the most delicious doughnuts and crafts for young and old that you can make yourself (because we should all be makers).

 

 

 

LOCAL   MAKERS   &   SMALL   BOUTIQUES INCLUDE:

 

  • Paper Owl Artists

  • Convivio Bookworks

  • Fleur d’Elise

  • LA Justice

  • Quiet Parrot Project

  • Carol Visoky

  • Linda Fleischman Fine Art

  • Royal River Pottery

  • Palm Beach Habilitation Center

  • Merike Van Zanten

  • Millie’s Potholders

  • Gloria Brand

  • Nena Escobar Porcelain

  • Mama Tortuga

  • Celeste Bandy

  • Art Buzz Studio

  • Pippa By the Sea

  • Trashfashions by Adiana Baldassare

 

 

 

Convivio Bookworms, One of the Makers Marketplace Vendors

 

WHERE IS BUILDING T6?

The easiest way to find our venue is to keep your eyes open for the blue and white MAKERS MARKETPLACE signs we’ll have posted on campus roads directing you to the market. Historic T6 and its neighboring companion Building T5 are remnants from the World War II era Boca Raton Army Airfield. The two buildings are easily spotted as they look nothing like the rest of our campus buildings. They both resemble old army barracks buildings with tall brick chimneys rising from the center of each. They are located on FAU’s Boca Raton campus, at the northeast corner, very close to Henderson School and the FAU Football Stadium and directly across the street from the east entrance of Palm Beach State College. We will have directional road signs placed strategically on main campus roads directing you to the place, along with free, close-by parking.

 

From the NEW I-95 interchange and Spanish River Boulevard: The brand new I-95 interchange for Florida Atlantic University (Exit 48A) takes you directly from the interstate to FAU. Once you pass the traffic light at Spanish River Boulevard, you are on the FAU campus on FAU Boulevard. Keep to the left lane and you will see a blue and white MAKERS MARKETPLACE sign directing you to make a soft left onto NW 8th Avenue. Our venue at historic Building T6 will come up soon after. Should you miss the soft left onto NW 8th Avenue, stay on FAU Boulevard; you will soon see a field on your right and then FAU Stadium. Stay in the left lane, and you’ll see another blue and white MAKERS MARKETPLACE sign directing you to turn left at Palm Beach State College Drive. Turn left again at NW 8th Avenue. Our venue at historic Building T6 will be on the right.

 

 

 

From Glades Road: Enter the FAU campus at the main entrance (the one closest to I-95) and you will find yourself on West University Drive. Continue straight. The road will curve eventually and become North University Drive and FAU Stadium will soon be in view. There will be a traffic light just past the stadium. Continue straight, and make a left turn at the stop sign, onto NW 8th Avenue. On your right, across from the entrance to Palm Beach State College, is T6, a long single-story building with a tall brick chimney. This is the place!

 

 

FREE EASY PARKING
In Lot 45, which is the parking lot just north of Buildings T5 and T6, just steps away from our venue!

 

 

Our goal is to help you be the best human you can be.
~ John

John Cutrone, Director
JCBA: Jaffe Center for Book Arts
Florida Atlantic University Wimberly Library
777 Glades Road
Boca Raton, Florida 33431

www.jaffecollection.org
www.facebook.com/jaffecenterforbookarts
Instagram: @jaffecenterforbookarts

 

 

 

 

 

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Rickie@therickiereport.com   561-537-0291

17019 SW Sapri Way   Port St. Lucie, FL 34986

 

 

Gem, Mineral, Jewelry, Bead & Fossil Show Has Something For Everyone November 18th and 19th. Rickie Report Readers Get Discount Coupon

The 51st annual Gem, Mineral, Jewelry, Bead & Fossil Show takes place November 18th and 19th at the South Florida Fair Grounds. The Rickie Report shares the details plus a coupon for reduced admission charges, which may be duplicated as often as you like. This is a family oriented, culturally stimulating show. Proceeds provide the operating budget for the Gem & Mineral Society for the following year. Get more information about this wonder-filled organization in the article!   The show is run totally by member volunteers.  

 

 

 

 

Gem & Mineral Society of the Palm Beaches, Inc.

Presents:

 

51st Annual

Gem, Mineral, Bead, Jewelry, & Fossil Show

 

November 18-19, 2017

Saturday, November 18th   9AM—6PM

Sunday, November 19th  10AM—5PM

  

Expo Center East South Florida Fairgrounds,

 

9067 Southern Blvd., West Palm Beach, Florida 33411

www.southfloridafair.com

 

 

 

 

 

Over 80 dealers!

Decorative Items For the Home and Office

~Demonstrations~

~Hourly Door Prizes~

~ Guest Speakers~

~Kids Activities~

 

The Society offers many types of educational and cultural experiences. We operate a full lapidary shop open to our members. We also offer classes in lapidary and jewelry making for adults as well as children.

Learning Is Fun!

Our monthly meetings are held at the building across from the South Florida Science Center and Aquarium in Dreher Park on the 3rd Thursday of each month and feature guest speakers or demonstrations that are educational as well as entertaining.

 

 

DISCOUNT  ADMISSION  COUPONS:

 

 

 

Mother Nature At Her Best!

 

 

 

Membership applications are available at the show or on our web site, www.gemandmineralsociety.org

Visit our web site for more information, photos from past shows, membership forms and $1 discount coupons for the show.

 

 

 

 

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

Call For Student’s Artwork For Juried Exhibition At Art On Park Gallery

Art On Park Gallery, home of Artists of Palm Beach County, shares a new Call for artwork by Students ages 12 – 17 who are residents of Palm Beach County. This juried exhibit includes cash prizes as well as a Free Opening Public Reception to meet the artists on February 10, 2017.  Lake Park is becoming an ARTS DESTINATION!! The Rickie Report shares the details. This event is open to members and non-members!  Caron Bowman will be the juror for prizes, including cash and honorable mention.  ART PATRONS: Mark your Calendars for Feb. 10th‘s Reception!  Artists: Your deadline is January 25, 2017.

 

 

 

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Art on Park Gallery

Monday through Saturday Noon – 6 PM
800 Park Avenue Lake Park, Florida 33403

561-345-2842

 

 

 

 

 

CALL FOR  STUDENT  ARTWORK

 

2D and 3D Accepted

 

Artist Deadline:  January 25, 2017

 

 

Opening Reception:

 

Friday, February 10, 2017

 

5 – 8 pm

Free and Open To The Public

 

This exhibit runs February 6 – 18, 2017

 

FOR EXHIBITION AND APPLICATION:

 

 

AWARDING
* $50 for First Place * $25 for Second Place * Honorable Mentions *

Our judge is Caron Bowman, who is a multi-disciplined artist who uses a diverse spectrum of mediums. She has been profiled by fashion photographer Nick Knight’s -SHOWstudio, Smithsonian American Latino Museum and Beck’s Greenbox Series, was a featured artist in the Wynwood Miami Mix Art Fair, Art Palm Beach satellite Continuum Art Fair, was selected by Bombay Sapphire Corporation /Russell and Danny Simmons’ Rush Philanthropic Art Foundation to be included in the Bombay Sapphire Artisan Series, and has received international recognition in various museums and galleries in the United States, Europe, and Asia.

To access the submission form go to:
http://www.artistsofpalmbeachcounty.org/eventdetail.php?280

 

 

 

For more information about ongoing Classes, Workshops and other events at Art on Park please visit:

www.artistsofpalmbeachcounty.com

 

 

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

17019 SW Sapri Way  Port St. Lucie, FL 34986

Rickie@therickiereport.com

561-537-0291

Southern Handcraft Society Of Delray Beach Presents 24th Juried Craft Show Nov. 17-19

The Southern Handcraft Society, Pineapple Grove Chapter of Delray Beach, will host its 24th Annual  juried art and craft show, An Olde Fashioned Holiday, at the Fieldhouse (formerly the Vintage Gymnasium), in Old School Square.  Stop by on November 17, 18 or 19th to shop for family heirlooms-to-be for Thanksgiving, Hanukkah and Christmas – or just for yourself! All items are hand-made right here and are one-of-a-kind works of art. Free Admission. The Rickie Report shares the details and some sneak peeks. We urge you to stop by… Come and prepare to be amazed!

 

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Southern Handcraft Society

Pineapple Grove Chapter  

 Delray Beach, FL

 

Invites you to:

 

24th Annual Juried Art and Craft show

“An Olde Fashioned Holiday”

 

Thursday, November 17, 2016 – 9 am to 8 pm
Friday, November 18, 2016 – 9 am to 8 pm
Saturday, November 19, 2016 – 9 am to 2 pm

 

 

 

Delray Beach Center for the Arts

Old School Square

51 N. Swinton Ave. Delray Beach, FL 33444

FREE ADMISSION

 

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Southern Handcraft Society, Pineapple Grove Chapter, Delray Beach is over 20 years old. We have over 60 members consisting of local artists and crafts people and are welcoming to newcomers. We meet the first Wednesday of each month at the Senior Center at Veterans Park at 7 pm. We hope you will stop by!

 

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All items are hand made right here in Florida and are one-of-a-kind works of art.

 

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We have gift and holiday items including Thanksgiving, Hanukkah, and Christmas…along with items that are appropriate for any occasion.

 

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We also feature food and candy items along with spectacular raffle baskets.

 

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Come see us and prepare to be amazed at our local talent.

 

 

 

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“We are a group of extremely talented and crafty people who create paintings, cards, journals, jewelry, knitted items, dolls, stuffed animals, quilts, etc. We’re friendly! We’re very funny and we always welcome new members”, they tell The Rickie Report.

 

Southern Handcraft Society is a wonderful networking group of fine artists and artisans. They meet monthly in Delray Beach. For more information about SHS please contact Madeline at mhincken@gmail.com.

 

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

17019 SW Sapri Way

Port St. Lucie, FL 34986

Rickie@therickiereport.com

561-537-0291

!VA! , A Communal Exhibition Of Altars Celebrate Day Of Dead At Armory Annex

The Day of the Dead is a holiday in Latino culture that focuses on gatherings of family and friends to create altars or ofrendas to pray for and celebrate the spiritual journey of friends and family members who have died.  The Armory Annex welcomes the public to experience the treasures and traditions of the Day of the Dead in the exhibition ¡Va!–a communal exhibition of altars created by families, artists, and organizations in Lake Worth.  The Public Opening Reception on Saturday, November 5th, is in conjunction with the Day of the Dead Festival. This is a free, family-friendly cultural event which will highlight the different cultural aspects of the Day of the Dead holiday with music, dance performances, and ethnic cuisine.  The Exhibit is available from November 5 – 25, 2016. The Rickie Report shares the details and a sneak peek.

 

 

 

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1121 Lucerne Avenue    Lake Worth, FL 33460
561-832-1776

armoryart.org

 

 

 

 

¡Va! – A Communal Exhibition of Altars

Celebrating the Day of the Dead

 

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Opening Reception:

Saturday, November 5, 2016

5:00 – 8:00 pm

Gallery hours are Wednesday – Saturday 11:00 am – 5:00 pm

Armory Annex Gallery
1121 Lucerne Avenue   Lake Worth, FL 33460

561-832-1776

 

 

“Latino culture…is familiar with death, jokes about it, caresses it, sleeps with it, celebrates it. True, there is as much fear in their attitude as in that of others, but at least death is not hidden away: he looks at it face-to-face, with impatience, disdain, or irony.” —Octavio Paz
The Day of the Dead is a holiday in Latino culture that focuses on gatherings of family and friends to create altars or ofrendas to pray for and celebrate the spiritual journey of friends and family members who have died.  The Armory Annex welcomes the public to experience the treasures and traditions of the Day of the Dead in the exhibition ¡Va!–a communal exhibition of altars created by families, artists, and organizations in Lake Worth.

 

 

 

Opening reception is in conjunction with the Day of the Dead Festival. This is a free, family-friendly cultural event which will highlight the different cultural aspects of the Day of the Dead holiday with music, dance performances, and ethnic cuisine.

 

 

 

For more information about this exhibit, classes, workshops or events offered by The Armory Art Center:

armoryart.org

 

 

 

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

17019 SW Sapri Way

Port St. Lucie, FL 34986

Rickie@therickiereport.com

561-537-0291

1st Annual West Palm Beach Arts Festival By Armory Art Center Accepting Applications Until September 15th

Artists are invited to participate in the 1st Annual West Palm Beach Arts Festival produced by the Armory Art Center on December 3rd and 4th. ART LOVERS: Mark these dates on your calendars now!  This will feature local and out-of-town artists, live music, demonstrations, food trucks, and activities for all ages. This event will be well-publicized by local media reporting, media sponsorships, advertising, and social media. Scheduled at the perfect time for holiday shopping, vendors will reach affluent Palm Beach and Broward County residents, plus engage our large seasonal tourist population. This Rickie Report shares the details and urges you to apply now!  Artist Deadline to Apply:  September 15th!

 

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1700 Parker Avenue W. Palm Beach, FL 33401

 

 

 

1st Annual West Palm Beach Arts Festival

Saturday, December 3

Sunday, December 4

10 am – 5 pm

 

 

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Festival Activities:

Fine Art
Crafts
Jewelry
Ceramics
Kid’s Activities
Food
Entertainment
Demonstrations

The campus hosts space for 180 10’x10’ tents throughout the Armory’s sprawling campus.

Tents will be located outdoors in the courtyard, in the front parking lot, and in Montgomery Hall which is inside the Armory Art Center’s historic art deco building.

 

The Armory Art Center is on the south end of Howard Park within walking distance of the Kravis Center for the Performing Arts, the Palm Beach Convention Center, Hilton West Palm Beach, and CityPlace—a premier shopping, dining, and entertainment destination.
Artists will have the opportunity to interact with the public through art demos and booth chats. Live music, food, and kid’s activities make the festival a perfect experience for all.

 

Set up is on Friday, December 2nd. Artists parking will be available.

To participate go to www.westpalmbeachartsfestival.com

  • Submit three jpegs of the artwork you plan to sell along with your application.
  • Application deadline is September 15, 2016
  • Notification deadline is October 1, 2016
  • There is a $25 artist application fee
  • Booths are 10’ x 10’ for $125 each. After selection instructions for booth payment will be sent.
  • After acceptance into the festival, instructions for booth payment will be provided.
  • Booth fees will be due within three weeks after acceptance until November 4th and due immediately after acceptance after November 4th.
  • Tent Requirements: Tents must be 10’x10’ and made to withstand wind and rain. The tent color must be white to remain consistent with event standards. Recommended brands are Light Done, Show Off, and Flourish.
  • There is a minimum of 50 lbs. of weight per corner required to meet quality standards.
    Tent Rental: “Tents 4 Events” is offering tents for rent with set-up and breakdown included. Please log on to www.Tents4Events.us or call 954-675-7634 directly to setup your tent rental.

 

 

 

The mission of the Armory Art Center is to inspire the creation and experience of art. The Armory’s vision is to be the leading visual arts education and exhibition center of the Palm Beaches. Housed in an historic Art Deco building, the Armory provides art classes for students of all ages, exhibitions, art salons, lectures, and special events. Held in twelve state-of-the-art studios, nearly 100 courses are offered including ceramics, digital arts, drawing, glass fusing, jewelry, painting, printmaking, fibers, sculpture, and 20 exhibitions are hosted annually in four galleries. For more information, visit www.armoryart.org or call 561-832-1776 x33.

 

 

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

Are You Ready For Summer Camp At The Armory Art Center? Enrollment Is Open!

It is May…Time to enroll in the Armory Art Center’s Summer Art Camp!  Summer Art Camp at the Armory Art Center is filled with fun, creativity, character development, and self-esteem initiatives. The arts have the power to do all that and more! The innovative theme weeks will include drawing, painting, sculpture, jewelry, fashion, ceramics, and printmaking as a major focus enhanced with music, dance, games, and team building. The Rickie Report shares the details and a WISH LIST of Recycled Items you can donate!

 

 

 

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1700 Parker Avenue, West Palm Beach, FL 33401

armoryart.org/youthartcamp

(561) 832-1776

 

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Our camp leaders are skilled in working with youth in the arts. They take a special joy in supporting the imagination of our youth and know how to work with a variety of skill and dexterity levels. Background checks are conducted for all faculty. We look forward to partnering with you, the parent, to provide a safe, enriching, fun summer for your child.

 

Activities include:

* A week filled with art education
* Immersion in various creative techniques for diverse interests and skill building
* Field trips to local venues
* Art show receptions in July and August

Summer Art Camp runs from June 6 until August 12, 2016

Children grades 1-12 are accepted

Children are grouped by age:

ADVENTURES IN ART Grades 3 – 5

JUMPSTART Grades 1 – 2

ROCKIN’ ART WORKSHOPS Grades 6-12.

 

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Elementary Grades

Jumpstart: 1-2 grade
Adventures in Art: 3-5 grade

WEEKLY THEME

WEEK 1: June 6th-10th

Aloha Summer: A tribute to summertime with a Hawaiian theme: luaus, surf safaris, and sand art.

WEEK 2: June 13th-17th

Sun Solstice: Explore traditional and modern rituals; celebrations and monuments to the sun.

WEEK 3: June 20th-24th

Greeks and Geeks: Inventions and art of the Golden Age: togas, telescopes, and mythology

WEEK 4: June 27th-July 1st

Freedom: Free to Be Me! and what it means through art and self-expression. *field trip

WEEK 5: July 5th-8th

Magical Mystery Tour: Discover the mysteries of magic: wizards, wands, and trickery. *4 day week (July 4th holiday)

WEEK 6: July 11th-15th
Family Tree Fun: Follow your heritage—your family’s memoirs, legends, and the folklore of your ancestors.

WEEK 7: July 18th-22nd

Houston We Have a Problem: An exploration of our solar system, cosmos, space shuttles, and extraterrestrial life. *field trip

WEEK 8: July 25th-29th

Medieval Mischief: Princesses, knights, and dragons vs pirates, rogues, and scallywags.

WEEK 9: August 1st-5th

Body Beautiful: Embrace who you are through studies of the human figure and self portraits- realism and fantasy; fashion and identity.

WEEK 10: August 8th-12th

Art Rocks: Making art with rhythm, verse and performance, creating musical instruments.

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Middle School and High School Grades 6th-11th
Rockin Art Workshops

Age groups are divided depending on weekly enrollment
to optimize the best outcome of each workshop

WEEKLY THEMES

 

Each week we offer 3-Dimensional and 2-Dimensional projects

Please pick one for each week

WEEK 1: June 6th – 10th

Ceramics: Wheel Throwing OR Jewelry: Wearable Art (limited to 10)

WEEK 2: June13th -17th

Photography and Digital Art (limited to 10) OR Soft Sculpture

WEEK 3: June 20th-24th

Ceramics: Hand Building OR Graffiti and Street Art

WEEK 4: June 27th-July 1st

Drawing: Figure and Still Life OR Intro to Glass Beading

WEEK 5: July 5th-8th
*4 day week (July 4th holiday)

Fashion and Fabric Art OR Printmaking: Monoprints (limited to 12)

WEEK 6: July 11th-15th

Sculpture: Found Objects and Mixed Media OR Drawing and Painting: Exploration of Abstract Art

WEEK 7: July 18th-22nd

Ceramics: Painting Bisqueware, Intro to Color and Glazes OR Drawing and Painting: Exploration of Color
WEEK 8: July 25th-29th

Metalsmithing in Jewelry OR Printmaking: Screen Printing (limited to 12)

WEEK 9: August 1st-5th

Photography and Alternative Printing (limited to 10) OR Fashion Upcycled

WEEK 10: August 8th-12th

Ceramics: Raku OR Mixed Media and Music

 

 

For more information about other Youth Programs throughout the year, Summer Camp, Ongoing Adult Workshops, Ongoing Adult Classes, please visit:

 armoryart.org

Call  (561) 832-1776 Or walk-in to the Armory Art Center

1700 Parker Avenue, West Palm Beach, FL 33401

 

D O N A T I O N S    N E E D E D:

Summer Art Camp is just around the corner and we are collecting materials listed below. Please stop in and place items in the appropriate bins in the registration area.  We appreciate your donations!

 

Bottle Caps  * Bottles * Cereal Boxes * Cookie Boxes * Egg Cartons *
Empty Baskets * Empty Cans (clean) * Empty Soda Bottles (clean) *  Empty Yogurt Containers (clean) * Food Storage Containers (clean) * Jelly Jars (clean) * Magazines * Newspapers *Old Cards * Old CDs * Old Toys *Paper Bags * Paper Towel Rolls * Pasta Jars *Pine Cones * Plastic Bags * Rocks * Spoons * Sticks* Toilet Paper Rolls

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

Caren Hackman Interviews Nancy Bernardeau, Of Smokehouse Pottery

Nancy Bernardeau is a clay artist who specializes in creating one-of-a-kind decorative ceramic forms utilizing the raku process and other associated alternative firing techniques, such as horsehair and saggar firing.  The Rickie Report has admired Nancy’s creations at Artisans On The Ave in Lake Worth.  Caren Hackman shares an interview with Nancy, not only exploring her artistry, but explaining more about different firing techniques.  Enjoy!

 

 

 

Nancy Bernardeau, Smokehouse Pottery

Talks About

 

“The Magic Of Raku”

 

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Glass Embedded Celadon Box by Nancy Bernardeau

 

 

 

Nancy Bernardeau tells The Rickie Report, ” I am constantly drawn to the magic of Raku firing! It is so dramatic to open up a kiln when it is glowing red hot at around 1832 degrees fahrenheit. Of course there is danger involved, making it even more exciting and adrenaline producing! So I gear up with my respirator, high temperature gloves, and clothing that completely covers and protects me from the intense heat. Raku firing gives me the “instant gratification” of seeing my results a lot more rapidly than waiting hours for a kiln to fire and then cool down. I’m directly involved in the firing and reduction process, as I place each piece in a container with combustibles, set it up in flames and put a tight cover on it so it smokes and smolders. This reduction or deprivation of oxygen is what creates the dramatic blacks and crackles, a signature of Raku pottery. The magic continues when the pot is taken out of the container and scrubbed clean under water. The beautiful colors then reveal themselves in sometimes unexpected ways”!

 

 

 

Caren Hackman shares, ” Nancy Bernardeau is a clay artist who specializes in creating one of a kind decorative ceramic forms utilizing the raku process and other associated alternative firing techniques, such as horsehair and saggar firing. It is always a pleasure to visit Nancy and see what new forms, materials and techniques she is incorporating into her work”.

 

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Horse Hair Raku by Nancy Bernardeau

Understanding Raku Terminology:

Raku firing involves opening up a kiln when the pot is glowing red hot at around 100 degrees C (1832 F) and removing each piece with tongs and placing it into a reduction container with either newspaper or sawdust. The pot catches fire and a tight lid is placed onto container, creating smoke which blackens any of the unglazed areas. Thermal shock usually produces an overall crackle on the glazed areas.

 

 

Horse hair raku is removed from the kiln at a lower temperature and is not put into a covered bin. The decoration occurs when strands of horse hair are laid across the hot ware leaving a swirling linear smoke design on the surface.

 

Saggar firing is a type of smoke firing in which each unglazed pot is enclosed and fired in a lidded container. Combustible materials and minerals are added to the container and the piece gets fired, getting the colors from the burning off of these materials creating a soft marbled look on the surface. Polishing with wax adds sheen.

 

 

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Nancy with her kiln

 

 

CH:  Why do you do what you do?

NB:  

Creating with clay offers me the opportunity to satisfy my tactile and visual needs. It also provides constant challenges with infinite learning experiences.

 

 

 

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One of a kind Ceramic by Nancy Bernardeau

CH: How do you work?

NB:

I am not a prolific production potter, although I am in awe of people who are able to do that. I concentrate on creating a few unique pieces at a time. I “nurture” these pieces from conception through fabrication and decoration, finally releasing them to share. The development of each clay piece is like raising a child. I do what I can for it to reach its potential. A great deal of thought, love and care is involved.

 

CH: What’s your background?

NB:

 

I was an art major in college and was exposed to many different art forms. I dabbled in painting, printmaking, jewelry, ceramics and specifically photography. Upon finishing my studies, I worked in commercial photography, and then fashion styling. I then moved to Florida with my husband and eventually became an art teacher certified to teach grades K-12. Upon retiring, I felt compelled to rekindle my love for clay and to dedicate myself to exploring it as an art form.

 

CH: What’s integral to the work of an artist?

NB:

Discipline, desire, PATIENCE, and the curiosity and willingness to explore and experiment. Risk-taking is important and not being afraid to fail.

 

 

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Jar with Jeweled Shoulder by Nancy Bernardeau

 

 

CH: What role does the artist have in society?

NB:

For me the role of the artist is to provoke emotion and stimulate the senses by making people stop, think, perhaps question and, as a result, see things with a new perspective.

 

CH: What has been a seminal experience?

NB:

 

Combined with getting my own pottery wheel and kiln, I took a couple of wonderful and inspiring Master workshops. The first one was with raku master Steven Branfman. It was a transformative and inspiring experience. I started to incorporate glass embedded into my work and started to really enjoy glazing as if it were an abstract painting. Working this way gives me the joy and freedom to work more spontaneously and instinctively. I also participated in a formative workshop with Linda and Charles Riggs, masters of saggar firing, and other techniques that I love, such as naked raku, and horsehair firing.

 

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Horsehair Fired Vessel by Nancy Bernardeau

 

 

CH: How has your practice change over time

NB:

My biggest change was to concentrate on making an attractive form that can be used more decoratively, and also one of a kind, rather than concentrating on making many functional pieces with perfect craftsmanship.

 

CH:  What art do you most identify with?

NB: 

I love art that is vibrant and colorful, energetic and abstract. I enjoy different textures and I also appreciate art that is more monochromatic. I was always attracted to abstract landscape. My favorite artists are Picasso and Matisse.

 

CH: What work do you most enjoying doing?

NB:

I really enjoy making boxes that are embedded with glass. These pieces incorporate wheel throwing, hand-building, as well as the texture and color that the glass creates. The glass enables me to incorporate glaze around it, giving me an opportunity to add contrast and color. I usually finish these boxes off with an interesting wood handle found in nature. When searching for the perfect wood handle, one usually calls out to me because it has a “personality” or a soul. As much as I love color, I also enjoy, appreciate, and create more monochromatically. The monochrome pieces are created using naked raku, horse hair, and saggar fired techniques.

 

 

Nancy’s work can be seen at:


ARTISANS ON THE AVE
630 LAKE AVENUE   LAKE WORTH, FL 33460

561-762-8162 or 561-582-3300

Gallery Hours: Open 7 days a week

Monday thru Saturday 11am – 9pm
Sunday 11am – 6pm

 

 

 

For more information about Caren Hackman:

Caren Hackman is a graphic designer and fine artist living in Palm Beach Gardens, FL. and author of a book about Graphic Design and Good Business practice: http://www.carenhackman.com/book/.

Be sure to check out Caren’s wonderful artwork – Caren is a talented artist in her own right! She is a founding member of the Artists of Palm Beach County.

www.carenhackman.com

 

 

 

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The Rickie Report

P.O.Box 33423

Palm Beach Gardens, FL 33420

Rickie@therickiereport.com

561-537-0291

 

Networking Brings Furry Friends Hang20 Surf Dog Classic, Art and Love Of Ocean Together

The Rickie Report believes that networking is a major key to success!  Pat Deshong, President of Furry Friends, is a fan of Ilene Gruber Adams’ photography and design work.  Pat asked Ilene to create a poster in her colorful photographic style and Ilene, a lover of four legged creatures and the ocean jumped right on it. That’s how Furry Friends Hang20 Surf Dog Classic© came to life!  The Rickie Report celebrates artists, artisans, art lovers and art patrons when they come together for a good cause.   What can be better than spending a day at the beach? Furry Friends Adoption & Clinic is presenting the Hang 20 Surf Dog Classic© on Saturday, August 29th from 8:00 am-2:30 pm at the Civic Center at Carlin Park in Jupiter, Florida. Sign up now! (free)!  Food, Furry Friends, Vendors, Live Music, Kids Activities, doggie yoga, Navy SEAL dog performance, dog demonstration by K9 Services Unlimited and more!  Volunteers needed!

 

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Furry Friends Adoption & Clinic is presenting the Hang 20 Surf Dog Classic© on Saturday, August 29th from 8:00 am-2:30 pm at the Civic Center at Carlin Park in Jupiter, Florida. This end of summer event will be the talk of the town and a not-to-miss event.  For more information please visit www.furryfriendsadoption.org

 

 

 

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Imagine dogs on surfboards, catching the waves, enjoying the sunshine, and trying to win the coveted “Top Dog” surfing trophy! Don’t miss this fun-filled day at this beautiful beach venue complete with great food, vendors, live music, kid’s activities, doggie yoga, Navy SEAL dog performance, dog demonstration by K9 Services Unlimited and more!

 

 

 

 

Please sign up for

Furry Friends Hang 20 Surf Dog Classic!

Here’s how it works in 3 easy steps:

1. Click this link to go to our invitation page on VolunteerSpot: http://vols.pt/A9YGk1

2. Enter your email address: (You will NOT need to register an account on VolunteerSpot)

3. Sign up! Choose your spots – VolunteerSpot will send you an automated confirmation and reminders. Easy!

Note: VolunteerSpot does not share your email address with anyone.

 

 

"As Above So Below" by Ilene Adams

“As Above So Below” by Ilene Adams

 

 

 

 

 

The Hang 20 Dog Classic© image has been seen all over the internet and will be available as a poster, tee-shirts and stickers at the event, with proceeds going to benefit Furry Friends.

 

"Ferns and Fire" by Ilene Adams

“Ferns and Fire” by Ilene Adams

 

 

 

 

Ilene’s is a well-known local artist showing her work in several galleries and exhibitions.  (www.ileneadamsfineart.com) as well as a marketing and graphic design guru, working with many small businesses and non-profits nation-wide. (www.Ileneadamsinc.com). Ilene is a resident of Jupiter.

 

"Furry Friends...For the Love of Animals" T-Shirts

“Furry Friends…For the Love of Animals” T-Shirts

There will be lots of activities

for families, human or canine!

 

Photo Courtesy of Peggy Leach

Photo Courtesy of Peggy Leach

Schedule of Show

 

 

Beach Registration 7:45 am -8:30 am
Doggie Yoga 8:00am – 9:00 am
Small Dog Surf Heats 8:30 am -9:00 am
Medium Dog Surf Heats 9:00 am -9:30 am
Large Dog Surf Heats 9:30 am -10:00 am
SUP Dog Surf Heats 10:00 am -10:30 am
Navy SEAL Dog Show 10:30 am -10:45 am
K9 Services Unlimited Demonstration 10:45 am – 11:00 am
Awards Ceremony 11:00 am -11:30 am
Food & Music & Shopping 11:30 am – 2:30 pm

 

Music Schedule:

Band 1 11:00 am-12:45 pm
Band 2 1:00 pm – 2:30 pm

 

The event is FREE to the public and there is ample parking.

 

 

  • Registration for the dogs to participate is $45 with surf or paddleboards and life jacket provided, or $40 if participants bring their own boards, and $25 for registration only.
  • Lifejackets are required for your dog.
  • More information can be found at www.furryfriendsadoption.org or on Hang 20 Surf Dog Classic Facebook page including volunteer opportunities and a contest to create the perfect Perfect Vodka Hang20 Drink!!

 

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This event will benefit Furry Friends Adoption & Clinic, a 501c3 not for profit animal rescue organization located in Jupiter. Our operations consist of our full service veterinary clinic, thrift store, Jupiter adoption center, and 27 acre ranch in Palm City. We provide an invaluable service to the many homeless, voiceless animals throughout our community and beyond by giving them shelter, loving care and an opportunity to receive a better life in a forever home. We depend on the support from people and businesses in our area to continue our mission.

Cowabunga & See You There!!!©

 

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