One-Of-A-Kind Artistic Musical Instruments, “Musical Masterpieces” Are Being Auctioned To Benefit Palm Beach Symphony. Bidding Is Open Now Through November 10. Open Worldwide To Music And Art Lovers

The Palm Beach Symphony announces an exciting art auction of one-of-a-kind musical instruments which have been artistically enhanced by 27 artists!  For music lovers, this is an extraordinary opportunity to show your love of music and the visual arts by participating in this FUNdraiser!  Bidding is open NOW through 11 pm on Wednesday, November 10. Local winning bidders can pick up their art at a champagne reception held at Zero Empty Spaces on Friday, November 12.  Non-local bidders will have their winning bid item sent to them. Since this is a virtual auction, art patrons from around the world can take part! Each one of these “Musical Masterpieces” are sure to become a treasured heirloom. The Rickie Report shares the details and some sneak peeks.  

 

 

 

 

All the pieces can be viewed and bid online Click: HERE 

 

 

 

Bidding    is    OPEN    NOW!

 

 

 

Bidding   Closes   11  pm    on   Wednesday,  November  10

 

 

 

Champagne Reception

Friday, November 12

 

 

Zero   Empty   Spaces 

11300 Legacy Avenue  Suite #140

Palm Beach Gardens, FL  33410

 

 

 

Local winning bidders can pick up their art at this time. 

        Non-local bidders will have their winning bid item sent to them.

 

 

 

“Musical Masterpieces” Curators, Anthony Burks (top)and Faith Schwack (bottom) With their own masterful creations!

 

 

 

Palm Beach Symphony and Zero Empty Spaces will present “Musical Masterpieces,” a collection of 38 artworks that incorporate musical instruments created by more than two dozen local artists. Following the exhibition, the works will be auctioned to benefit both non-profit organizations. The exhibition will be on view at Zero Empty Spaces in Palm Beach Gardens through Wednesday, November 10, and all art is available for purchase virtually through the exhibition’s close. Local winning bidders can pick up their art at a champagne reception held at Zero Empty Spaces on Friday, November 12.

 

 

 

Extraordinarily talented local artists have taken instruments that could not be repaired and created imaginative and inspiring works of art

 

 

 

“Partnership and collaboration are among our core principles, and we are excited to join forces with Zero Empty Spaces for the first time,” said David McClymont, CEO of Palm Beach Symphony. “Each year the symphony receives, rehabs, and donates instruments to underserved students or school music programs in Palm Beach County. These extraordinarily talented local artists have taken instruments that could not be repaired and created imaginative and inspiring works of art.”

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

The “Musical Masterpieces” exhibition was curated by resident artists Anthony Burks and Faith Schwack. A selection of works will also be displayed in the lobby of the Kravis Center for the Performing Arts in West Palm Beach on Sunday, November 7, for the opening of the Palm Beach Symphony 2021-22 season. Guest pianist Hélène Grimaud and flutist Valerie Coleman will usher in the season with a 3 p.m. program featuring the works of Robert Schumann and Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky. Tickets are $25-$95 and are available here or by calling (561) 281-0145.

 

 

 

 

 

“Our mission at Zero Empty Spaces is to expand the appreciation of all genres of art to create a thriving cultural community,” said Andrew Martineau, Zero Empty Spaces co-founder and managing partner. “The musical instruments provide a unique canvas to our artists, and the auction will benefit our artists as well as support the Palm Beach Symphony.”

 

 

 

All the pieces can be viewed and bid online Click: HERE 

Bidding is open NOW

 

 

M E E T        THE       A R T I S T S:

Andrew Holliman

Anthony Burks

Bonnie Bruner

Carolyn Edwards

Cassandra Nordenbrock

Cocoa Bowden

Cynthia Simmons

Dorian Frith

Extraordinary

Faith Schwack

Gretchen Cocuzza

Iael Nuchovich

Jamal Clarke

Kathleen Ross

Kitty Burri

Kyle Lucks

Linda Zerpolo

Lupe Lawrence

Marianela Perez

Mellisa Mastrangelo

Monica Meerworth

Nicole Gallucio

Pamela Hodges Macatee

Patricia Lappin

Patrick O’Leary

Paul Giurguis

Sandra LULA Gover

Scott Jeffries

 

 

 

 

All the pieces can be viewed and bid online Click: HERE 

Bidding is open NOW

 

 

 

 

For more information about this event:

Website https://www.palmbeachsymphony.org/musical-masterpieces

Email: Katrina Wynne   kwynne@palmbeachsymphony.org

Twitter:  Palm Beach Symphony @pbsymphony

Face Book:  https://www.facebook.com/pbsymphony

Instagram:  https://www.instagram.com/pbsymphony

YouTube:  https://www.youtube.com/user/palmbeachsymphony

 

 

 

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City Of Boynton Beach Art in Public Places Presents 5th International Kinetic Art Exhibit Saturday, March 6 & Sunday, March 7. Free And Open To The Public

The City of Boynton Beach‘s Art in Public Places program brings the 5th Kinetic Art Exhibit, showcasing international, national, and local luminaries on Saturday, March 6 and Sunday, March 7.  The FREE Events take place outdoors and indoors, with opportunities to interact with the displays and speak with the artists.  A special Artist Meet and Greet Panel Discussion takes place on Saturday. Explore Smartphone Augmented Reality (AR), meet 6 “Karibu” artists, experience kinetic art in new ways! How exciting that this family friendly event takes place in our backyard!  Check out the Pinwheel Youth Art Contest, enjoy live music and food trucks.  ASL Interpreted tours begin at 1:00 p.m. (Saturday & Sunday).  The Rickie Report shares the details and a few sneak peeks. Kudos to the hard working committee who put this together. We are proud to be a media sponsor!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

2021     KINETIC     ART     EXHIBIT

Saturday, March 6, 2021   9 am – 6 pm

Sunday, March 7, 2021   11 am – 4 pm 

 

 

 

 

 Interactive Kinetic sculpture: “The Healing Heart”by  Rubem Robierb

 

 

Meet the Artists Panel Discussion

Saturday, March 6     11:30 am

 

Panel discussion with Artists: Adrian Landon, Rubem Robierb, Lloyd Goradesky and Trina Slade Burks. The Panel will be moderated by longtime ABC newsman, Sam Champion.

 

 

 

Outdoor   Sculpture   Exhibit:

 

 

City of Boynton Beach – City Hall – 100 E. Ocean Avenue

Open 24/7    Self guided walking tour

Get your free map or app: IntlKineticArtEvent.org.  

 

Let Love Guide Your Way”by Lloyd Goradesky

 

What is Kinetic Art? Kinetic Art is a form of art that depends on movement for its effect. The word kinetic means relating to motion. Since the early 20th Century, artists have been incorporating movement into art. This has been partly to explore the possibilities of movement, partly to introduce the element of time, partly to reflect the importance of the machine and technology in the modern world and partly to explore the nature of vision.

 

 

 

Outdoor  Sculptures:

 

 

 

“Karibu”   Pole   Spinners

 

 

 

Indoor Kinetic art by  Ron Agam

 

 

Indoor   Sculpture  Exhibit:

 

 Boynton Beach Arts & Cultural Center – 125 E. Ocean Avenue

 

 

 

As the first major events in the newly renovated Cultural Center, the two-day exhibition of kinetically inspired work will be presented in the beautiful 4,000-square-foot entertainment space that can safely welcome 130 people (Masks Required).

 

Artists include: Adrian Landon, Ron Agam, Joel Amit (Blue Gallery); Olga Duenas; Kimon Fotaidis; Brookheart Jonqui; Oliver Haligon (Haligon Fine Art); Marco Mahler; Debbie Mostel Designs; Kyle Poyser; Luissa Russo; Darren Miller; Frank Hyder; Lloyd Goradesky; and Ana Giovinazzo.   Mobiles, op art, and at least eight of Frank Hyder’s giant two-faced inflatable heads will be on display.

 

 

 

 

“How the Universe Began by Debbie Mostel Designs

 

 

 

 

 

Weekend Art Experiences:

 

 

The FREE Outdoor and Indoor Exhibits brings meaningful and playful public art by prominent Kinetic artists from around the world, which reflect a variety of styles and modes of movement. Masks are required. Limited parking is available on East Ocean Ave. Lots of the additional parking is available in the lots to the north and east of the Arts & Cultural Center with entrances from Boynton Beach Blvd or SE 1st Street.

 

 

For more information, please visit:

 https://www.boynton-beach.org/kinetic.

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Rickie Leiter, Publisher

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Continuum 2019 Brings Exhibit Of 80+ Fine Artists, Lectures, Body Painting Challenge, Fashion Show, Auction, Brunch, And Other Art Activities January 10 – 19

 The mission of CONTINUUM WPB 2019 is to collaborate between different artistic disciplines while enhancing the community.  The curators, Anthony Burks Sr., Trina Slade Burks and Craig McInnis are pleased to announce that over 80 visual artists will have their work displayed in the former Mac Fabrics Clematis Street location in West Palm Beach.  In addition to 2D and 3D artworks, the public is invited to attend a myriad of activities from January 10 – 19.  Each day will have its own vision, which makes this art fair a unique experience.  All charitable contributions go to the No More Starving Artists Foundation.   We are pleased to be a supporting sponsor.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

426-428 Clematis Street   West Palm Beach, FL

  (Formerly Mac Fabrics)

 

 

Gallery is Open to the Public  

Free Admission

January 11-19, 2019

Noon – 9:00pm ( unless otherwise stated)

 

 

 

Continuum will also be at ArtPalmBeach January 16-19, 2019

Palm Beach Country Convention Center

650 Okeechobee Boulevard     West Palm Beach, Florida 33401

 

 

Curators of Continuum Left to Right: Craig McInnis, Trina Burks, Anthony Burks Sr.

 

 

 

Curators, Anthony Burks Sr., Trina Slade Burks, and Craig McInnis tell The Rickie Report, “We are back in the downtown West Palm Beach area bringing you all the great things that CONTINUUM WPB arts has always provided. Each day will have its own vision that makes this art fair a unique experience. All charitable contributions go to the No More Starving Artists Foundation”.

 

 

SCHEDULE  OF  EVENTS:

Thursday, January 10    

V.I.P. Black Tie Fundraiser Gala: 

No More Starving Artists Foundation

 7:30 – 10:00pm 

 

 

 

Attire: Formal/Cocktail
You are invited to join us at the grand opening of CONTINUUM WPB Arts & charitable fundraising event.
Music entertainment: JM & The Sweets,  DJ  Cole Rippe
Food Provided: by SubCulture Group Restaurants

 

 

 

Friday, January 11

           Artists Awards Ceremony and Artist Talks

6 – 10 pm

Artwork by Brian Wood

 

 

Saturday, January 12

       Young Masters of CONTINUUM Day

Noon – 9:00pm

 

Young Masters of Continuum 

 

 


All day activities for your artists to learn from professional artists.
Age 14-18. Must have Parent consent. Younger must be accompanied by an adult.
Demonstrations.
The presentation will be about fluid acrylics, manipulating the paint with different techniques and tools.
6:00pm Student Art Presentation
8:00pm-Student Awards

 

 

 

Sunday, January 13

         Meet the Curators and Brunch & Lecture

 11:30am – 2:00pm

 

 

Sculpture by Edrian Thomidis

 

Tuesday, January 15

        Artists Lunch & Lecture

 Noon – 2:00pm 

 

Artwork by Tony Curry

 

Wednesday, January 16

   Sponsor this night for a private party!

 

Jewelry by Maria Tritico

 

 

 

Thursday, January 17

      Quarter Auction Fundraiser

 7:00 – 10:00 pm 

A quarter auction is part raffle, auction, fundraiser and sales bingo-style event. A great opportunity have fun, raise money for a deserving charity and win affordable art while patronizing the artists’ booths. Hosted by Cecily Mathis of the Jewelry Jamboree Quarter Auction.

Join us for the artists’ marketplace displaying moderately priced items by CONTINUUM’s exhibiting artists.
Charitable event to benefit No More Starving Artists Foundation
Enjoy an evening of art and music entertainment by DJ Cole .

So what do you need to attend?
1) 2 rolls of quarters
2) A few dollars to buy your paddles & raffles.
3) Friends to have a good time with!
4) Self determination that you are going to win!
5) Compassion to want to help a charity!

 

 

Artwork by Jen Fisher

 

 

Friday, January 18

          Live Music and Entertainment

7:00 – 10:00 pm 

 

Artwork by Michael O’Keefe

Saturday, January 19

      Body painting and Fashion show

 5:00 – 10:00pm

Melange presents the Body Painting Competition & Runway Show
Competitors:
2017 & 2018 Champion, Becky Osborne
2015 Champion, Georgette Pressler
Renata Rodrigues
Harold Caudio
Luis Valle

 

 

 

CONTINUUM  2019  ARTISTS:

 

Abbey Funk

Adriana Ficarelli

Adriano Ficarelli

Alvaro Rojas

Andrew (Ana` Alu) Hollimon

Anita Seltzer

Ann Friedlander

Anthony Burks Sr

Antoinette Lashley

Barbara Cheives for Afrasia Design

Barry Seidman

Betty Wilson

Brian Cattelle

Brian Wood

Caren YogaPainter Hackman

Carla Trivino

Chad Periman

Chad Steve

Craig McInnis

Cynthia Simmons

Derek Decker

Diane Martin Lublinski

Dmitri Ivnitski

Dr. Miron Abramovici

Dwight Hoffman

Edrian Thomidis

Eduardo Mendieta

Liz Ghitta Segall

Erin Wood

Evan Charney

Flavio Iryoda

Genie Fritchey

Gerald Chodak MD

Gillian Kennedy Wright

Harriet Silverstein

Hazel Griffiths

Henriett Michel

Irene Jalowayski

Jahnoi Smith

Jamaal “Visualist” Clark

James Rabidoux

Jay Hatfield

Jennifer Fisher

John Frazee

John Rachell

Julia Gabrielov

Kalimba Love

Karen H. Salup

Kat Janis

Kathryn Adele Schumacher

Katiana Smith

Lambarri

Lara Chapman

Lashica Hardy

Leo J. Arbeznik

Lucia Gomez

Lynn Doyal

Manon Sander

Maria Tritico

Mark Allen

Mark Walnock

Melissa Mastrangelo

Mike O’Keefe

Nadia Utto

Nancy Tart

Nicholas Kakavas

Nicole Galluccio

Pamela Boullier Ross

Patricia Levey

Ramel Jasir

Renata Rodrigues

Robert Catapano

Robin Wolfenden

Rosemary Fineberg

Sandy Lerman

Sarah Davis

Scott Jeffries

Stacey Mandell

Suhame Miralles Cantero

Suzanne Barton

Teresa Frazee

Tony Curry

Tracy Guiteau

Walter Johnson

William Finlayson

For more information about Continuum:

http://www.continuumwpbarts.com

 

 

 

 

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“Collaboration IV African Diaspora” Unifies People Through Our Artistic Spirits With Events From September 12 -22nd At City Place Pop-Up Gallery

Related Companies and ATB Fine Artists & Designers LLC is bringing Collaboration: African Diaspora Exhibition IV to CityPlace in West Palm Beach from September 12-22, 2018. The exhibition will highlight 38 different artists and reflect an African Diaspora, historically known as the movement of Africans and their descendants to places throughout the world – predominantly to the Americas. Throughout the ten day event there will be unique art, music, literature and food experiences, showcasing the diversity of the diaspora. Some of the events are free and others are ticketed. The focus of Collaboration: African Diaspora Exhibition is to show the community that there is another aspect of art & culture in a community that many of the Palm Beach County community have yet to experience.  The Rickie Report shares the details and urges Art Lovers to get ready for a fabulous series of events! 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

P R E S E N T S:

 

 

 

The Collaboration: African Diaspora Exhibition IV  

September  12 – 22, 2018

 

701 S Rosemary Avenue, Suite 113     West Palm Beach, FL 33401

 

 

 

 

Some Activities are Free and Open to The Public.  Others Are Ticketed.  Please see below for details!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Collaboration is revisiting its roots.   The “Collaboration” brand was established as a pop-up exhibition format, allowing artists to hosts exhibitions in alternative spaces rather than permanent locations. ATB’s Anthony & Trina Burks, fiber artist Barbara Cheives and jewelry designer, the late Lea Jefferson, founded Collaboration. The first few exhibitions started in the Burks’ home in the Northwood neighborhood of West Palm Beach.  Since then, Collaboration has exhibited over 550 artists under several themes. Originally created in 2013, the Collaboration: African Diaspora Exhibition had displayed a vast variety of artists from around the country.  We have achieved this not by simply hanging art on a wall or sitting it on a pedestal, but by unique story telling through the eyes, hands and lips of the artists themselves.  

With the help of Related Companies, ATB Fine Artists & Designers LLC is bringing Collaboration: African Diaspora Exhibition IV to CityPlace in West Palm Beach from September 13-22, 2018. The exhibition will highlight 38 different artists and reflect an African Diaspora, historically known as the movement of Africans and their descendants to places throughout the world – predominantly to the Americas. Throughout the ten day event there will be unique art, music, literature and food experiences, showcasing the diversity of the diaspora.  “We are proud to partner with ATB Fine Artists & Designers LLC by providing a space for its new and thought-provoking pop-up exhibition,” said Gopal Rajegowda, Senior VP, Related Companies. “Art and culture are at the core of the reimagination of CityPlace and we’re excited to bring local artists to the forefront, allowing the public to experience their talent alongside established international artists.”

collaboration: (n) the act of working jointly.

This is a showcase of artists’, presented in homes & businesses allowing artwork to be viewed by clients in a more realistic environment rather than a gallery or museum. It allows the artists to intermingle with buyers one on one and develop a personal relationship without a third party facilitator.

 

 

The vision of this is to have an African Diaspora (The African diaspora was the movement of Africans and their descendants to places throughout the world – predominantly to the Americas).  This is the third installment of the exhibition.  Originally created in 2013, the African Diaspora had displayed a vast variety of artists from around the country.  We have achieved this not simply hanging art on a wall or sitting it on a pedestal. It was accomplished by unique story telling through the eyes, hands and lips of the artists themselves.  Created and curated by the ATB Fine Artists & Designers LLC, the “Collaboration” brand was established as a Pop-up exhibition format, which allows artists to hosts exhibitions in alternative spaces & not at a permanent location.  ATB’s Anthony & Trina Burks, fiber artist Barbara Cheives and jewelry designer, the late Lea Jefferson, founded “Collaboration”.  The first few exhibitions started in the Burks’ home in Northwood. Since then “Collaboration” has exhibited over 350 artists under several themes. (I.e. Salute to Women, Students of Collaboration, Boys to Men)  The focus of Collaboration: African Diaspora Exhibition is to show the community that there is another aspect of art & culture in a community that many of the Palm Beach County community have yet to experience.    The concept of art itself does not have to be in reflection of the diaspora.

 

SCHEDULE:

 

 

Wednesday, September 12   11:30 AM    and  4 – 6 PM

ATB’s Media Blitz, which is a media preview day beginning at 11:30 a.m. Later in the evening, guests are invited to attend two happy hour food, drink and art demonstrations at 4:00 p.m. and 6:00 p.m.  The happy hour demonstrations will be done conducted by Chef Boris Seymore of B.D.S Catering & Productions and artist/curator Anthony Burks Sr. They will be giving a snippet of what will take place at the opening night VIP Food Tasting on September 13.    Though the opening night art exhibition is free to the public, tickets should be purchased online for the event food tasting by visiting http://www.atbfineartists.com/2018/08/tickets-for-collaborationafrican.html.

Thursday, September 13    7 PM

Collaboration: African Diaspora Exhibition Grand Opening

Friday, September 14     5:30 – 9 PM

Melange: A Night of Fashion Bazaar

Saturday, September 15    

Gallery Open  Noon – 10 PM

Collaboration: African Diaspora Exhibition-Meet the Artists   6 PM

Sunday, September 16   

Gallery Open  Noon – 8 PM

Collaboration: African Diaspora Exhibition-Marketplace & Workshop   Noon

Thursday, September 20th   

Gallery Open  Noon – 9 PM

Collaboration: African Diaspora-Book Signing featuring Ann Marie Sorrell  7 PM

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Friday, September 21

Gallery Open  Noon – 10 PM

Artists Lunch & Lecture: Business Development  12:30 – 2 PM

Saturday, September 22    

Gallery Open  Noon – 10 PM

 

 

 

 

 

 

Congratulations to all the artists who are participating in this year’s show:

Adriana Ficarelli

Ahimsa Teabout

Alan Laird

Alfonso “Masplata” Rendón

Andrew Hollimon

Anthony Burks Sr.

Ashlee Breyan 

Ashley Ariana

Barbara Cheives

Brian Wood

Caron Bowman

Cynthia Simmons

Edrian Thomidis

Farida Gul Haroon

George Taylor

Gillian Kennedy Wright

Henrimae Bell

Isadore Smith

Jacqueline Sullivan

Jamaal Clark

Jared McGriff

Julia Polonyi

Katiana Jarbath Smith

Kianga Jinaki

Lawrence Jean-Louis

Lupe Lawrence

Lyndale Pettus

Nate Dee

Ramel Jasir

Renata Rodrigues

Robert McKnight

R.Jackson

Scott Jeffries

Shakeera Thomas

Shani Simpson

Shawn Henderson

Trina Slade-Burks

Walter Johnson

 

 

Sponsors of The Collaboration: African Diaspora Exhibition IV includes:

Related Companies, No More Starving Artists Foundation and Quiet Storm Premier Vodka.  We are also proud to partner with Chef Boris Seymore.

 

For more information, please visit http://www.atbfineartists.com/2018/08/save-date-for-collaboration-african.html. To purchase tickets, please visit http://www.atbfineartists.com/2018/08/tickets-for-collaborationafrican.html.

 

About Related Companies:

Founded more than 40 years ago, Related Companies is a fully-integrated, highly diversified industry leader with experience in virtually every aspect of development, acquisitions, management, finance, fund management, marketing and sales. In West Palm Beach, Related Companies developed the 72-acre CityPlace, CityPlace Office Tower, 400-room Hilton West Palm Beach directly connected to Palm Beach County Convention Center and RH West Palm: The Gallery at CityPlace. The company is currently undertaking the reimagination of downtown West Palm Beach and evolving into the Southeast’s leading district including best-in-class residential, hotel, culinary, entertainment, education, art, culture and retail. For more information on Related Companies, please visit www.related.com.

About No More Starving Artists Foundation (NMSAF):

NMSAF is a 501(c) 3 founded 2018 whose mission is to build the legacies for artists from Palm Beach County.  It was established to help primarily Palm Beach County artists be sustainable by providing opportunities and services. For more information about NMSAF visit http://www.nmsaf.org/ follow us @nmsafpbc on twitter and IG, or https://www.facebook.com/nmsaf/ or contact us on 561-714-6674.

About ATB Fine Artists & Designers LLC:

ATB is an all Art business and art-consulting firm created in 1993.  Its mission is to provide professional image building opportunities for artists and businesses through creative and unique concepts.  ATB has been educating, promoting and creating artistic concepts and visions for two decades.

  The ATB Fine Artists & Designers LLC, please visit http://www.atbfineartists.com/, follow us @atbfineartists on IG, or https://www.facebook.com/atbfadllc or contact us at 561-714-6674.

 

 

For more information or if you’d like to be a contributor to Collaboration please contact us at 561-714-6674 or collaboration@atbfineartists.com

 

 

 

 

 

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Art & Kimono Exhibit And Sale Features Pop-Up Gallery, Interactive Lectures, Fashion Show And Wearable Art

Barbara Cheives of Afrasia Design Studio has partnered with Cynthia Simmons of Nefertiti Jewelry Collection and Fine artist, Eric Dryer at an Art and Kimono Exhibit and Sale in Palm Beach County from March 10th through Sunday, March 12th!  This exhibit and shopping event includes vintage kimono, haori jackets, and obi along with décor items, and wearable art created from vintage Japanese textiles.  World renown kimono researcher and merchant, Les Kozuki will be on hand! The Rickie Report knows this will appeal to history buffs, Asian art lovers, textile junkies and fabric hounds. Bring your Fabric Guild and Quilting Buddies!  Ronald Shaffer Interiors will host this event.  Don’t miss this opportunity to learn more! The Rickie Report shares the details and some sneak peeks.

 

 

ART  &  KIMONO  EXHIBIT  AND  SALE

FRIDAY, MARCH 10th –  SUNDAY, March 12

AT

THE  PAINT  STORE

1800 Upland  Road   W. Palm Beach,FL  

 

 

 

 

 

SCHEDULE:

 

Friday, March 1oth:

6 to 10 with DJ Cole Ripp

 

 

Saturday, March 11th:

 

 

11 to 12 Lecture on the Evolution of Kimono:Cracking the Kimono Code

1 to 2 Kimono Redux: Modern Adaptations

Exhibit open 5 to 9 with Jazz by The Unorthodox Dup – Samm and Jamie Ousley

Sunday, March 12th:

Interactive Lecture- What the Heck is Kimono- Japanese Kimono as Art.

Exhibit open 1 to 6

 

 

 

Barbara Cheives

Barbara Cheives, of Afrasia Design Studio

 

 

Award winning Wall textile by Barbara Cheives

 

 

 

Barbara Cheives tells The Rickie Report, “Back in the 90’s I accompanied Les to several of his shows, most notably the Houston International Quilt Festival. Through Les’ tutelage I developed an appreciation for the garments, art and culture of Japan. I also have a natural affinity for the African culture and discovered that many of the colors and textures of the African textiles formed a beautiful “marriage” with Japanese textiles. This union resulted in the birth of my artist’s moniker – “Afrasia”.

 

 

Pillow and Scarf by Barbara Cheives

 

 

Barbara goes on to say, “Though the Japanese garments are vintage and no longer being worn, the beauty of the textiles are timeless. It seems natural to re-purpose these fabrics into wearable art – scarves and purses and decorative art – pillows, runners and wall hangings. Not wanting to lose an inch of the silks, I make use of the scraps to design small collages and greeting cards. Embellished with African & Asian inspired trims, beads, and “found” items my art is a form of ‘Multi-cultural Recycling’!”

Les Kozuki

Leslie Kozuki

Vintage Kimono has fascinated Leslie Kozuki for most of his adult life. This fascination has lead him to spend most of the last 30 years actively selling and researching Vintage Kimono, Obi, as well as other Asian textiles and Art.  Born and raised in Hawaii, he was immersed in Multi-Culturalism. Being Japanese American, kimono were easily accessible. His research began with questioning his parents and older family members, then extended to books, and participation in cultural interest groups.  The kimono is a simple garment with a complex history.  This is a unique opportunity to experience the fascinating story of kimono while learning to wear and decorate with the garments and the textiles.

Judy Flesher – Lotus Kimono

Les considers himself a merchant/researcher and is perhaps the most widely travelled Kimono salesman in the USA. His trunk show and lectures circuit has ranged from New York, Virginia, North Carolina down to Tampa and Palm Beach in Florida; from Texas to Kentucky, Illinois to Missouri up to Minnesota; and from Santa Fe, New Mexico (where he was based for many years) to Phoenix to California, Oregon and Washington. He continued this for many years.

 

 

Pam and Kimono

All travel on the Mainland USA was done by driving which allowed him to question anyone with knowledge about Kimono. For the past six years, his focus has been in Hawaii, to include the islands of Kauai, Maui and Oahu.  He is tracking the evolution of the Kimono and its Fabric, right here in the United States. Perhaps more so than in any other country. Come to one of his talks (he doesn’t like the word “lecture”) to find out why, and see some examples of his research. Catch him on his circuit, because he doesn’t have a shop. Ask any serious Japanese textile junky and they are sure to know about him!

 

Cynthia Simmons

 

561.856.6118      cbasketsbydesign@yahoo.com

 

Cynthia Simmons tells The Rickie Report, “While on one of my cross-country road trips, I asked God to bless me to use my hands to create something beautiful that would bless others.  I had owned Belle’s Basket by Design, Inc. for 10 years, but I wanted to express my spirituality through my artwork and evolve my yoga practice and photography skills.  This journey to jewelry started truly by the will of God. Nefertiti Jewelry Collection was inspired by the coastal villages of West Africa, the tropical breezes of Canon and the Caribbean Islands.  My muse came from the regal history of my African ancestry. I come from a linage of very creative and talented people; however, my creative soul has never had a formal lesson.  Only by the grace of God does my gift flow.”

“Blue Martini” necklace by Cynthia Simmons

 

The beads and materials she uses are from America, West & South Africa, Mexico, South America, India, China and the Caribbean Islands.  All of Belle’s Nefertiti Custom pieces have a spiritual, religious or cultural significance to them.  Tribal inspired jewelry are objects of great beauty and style. These sacred adornments are worn and loved by men, women and children of all creeds. It does not matter the age, there is something for everyone.


“I teach a sacred beading class at The Lords Place in Lake Worth. I have been teaching there for the past 6 months. I’m currently using my own beads and findings. When I started, we had a small amount of materials that were donated. The ladies love making items for themselves and also to donate to the thrift shop owned by The Lord’s Place. On March 10,2017 my group will showcase and sell their hand crafted jewelry to raise money for their program.  We are always looking for donations of beads, findings and beading materials”.

 

 

For more information about this event please contact Barbara Cheives at: barbara@convergeandassociates.com

561-351-6864

 

 

 

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