Boca Raton Museum Of Art School Promises 3 Exciting Events: Student Art Show, ART SALE, And Annual Ikebana Sogetsu Style Exhibit In December

The Boca Museum Art School highlights some of their student’s creations at Reception #3. The public is welcome to this free exhibit and Opening Reception on Tuesday, December 3.  Each month the Boca Museum Art School presents selections of artworks created in its studios. Students from every class are invited to participate in one exhibit each year, including beginners, intermediate, and advanced students.   Stop by the ART SALE on Thursday, December 12. The 4th Annual Ikebana Sogetsu style Exhibit opening on Friday, December 13 HAS BEEN CANCELLED.  The Rickie Report shares the details and a few sneak peeks.

 

 

 

 

 

 

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

bocamuseum.org/theartschool

OFFICE HOURS
Monday – Friday: 9 am – 6 pm   Saturdays: 9 am – 4 pm

CLASS HOURS
Monday – Thursday: 9 AM – 9 PM  Friday: 9 AM – 5:30 PM
Saturday: 9 AM – 4 PM

 

 

 


STUDENT   EXHIBITION  #3 &  RECEPTION

 

 

TUESDAY, DECEMBER  3

 5:30  –  7:30 PM

 

Exhibition runs through December 19, 2019

 

 

 

Participating Classes:

Ceramics: Cynthia Zmetronak & Sandy Levine

Drawing: Genie Appel-Cohen

Painting: Vicki Siegel & Miles Laventhall

Focus Gallery: Featuring Jeremy Hubball, advanced student from Suzanne Scherer and Pavel Ouporov

 

 

 

 

 

DECEMBER ART SALE

THURSDAY, DEC. 12, 2019 / 5 – 8 PM

 

 

 

 

Great opportunity to purchase Instructor’s work, one of a kind unique pieces, for you or that special holiday gift.

Free and open to the public.

 

 

 

 

 

 

CANCELLED

4TH ANNUAL IKEBANA SOGETSU EXHIBITION

FRIDAY, DEC. 13 / 5 – 7  PM

 

 

 

 

A display of 30 flower arrangements created in the Sogetsu style of ikebana by advanced students of Chieko Mihori is on view from December 13 to December 20, 2019 at the Art School.

 

 

 

 

 

 

For more information about this exhibit, classes and more:

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

bocamuseum.org/theartschool

Facebook: www.facebook.com/bocaschool

 

www.bocamuseum.org

 

 

 

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17019 SW Sapri Way   Port St. Lucie, FL 34986

 

 

 

Holiday Gifts From Local Artists At West Palm Beach Gallery & Studio. Shop The Craft Gallery, Sign Up For Classes And Enjoy A Discount Available To Rickie Report Readers!

Wouldn’t you just love to give a gift that makes a lasting impression? Handcrafted specialties always have extra meaning because they are made by an artisan who loves their craft. At The Craft Gallery in West Palm Beach, you’ll find a small (but mighty) working art studio. There is a petite gallery onsite featuring art for purchase from a variety of local artists. You’ll see one-of-a-kind works such as ceramics, glass, jewelry, wood, fiber arts, polymer clay, mixed media and more. There is something in every price range and your selection is sure to become a cherished keepsake. A variety of classes begin in December and our readers are being offered a special discount!  The Rickie Report shares the details about Gift certificates for a class, art supplies or gallery gifts to one of your favorite creative peeps!

 

 

 

 

 

The Craft Gallery

5911 South Dixie Hwy.    West Palm Beach, FL 33405

 561 762 8162

 

 

Discover, Create and Explore

at

The Craft Gallery !

 

 

Fused Glass ~Hand pulled glass stringers~ Lost wax cast glass

Hand-building Pottery ~ Wheel throwing Pottery 

Jewelry ~ Enameling ~ Silver clay ~ Polymer Clay ~ Encaustic

 

 

 

Holiday Gifts from Local Artists!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Take advantage of several SPECIALS

Available through December 24!

 

 

 

SPECIAL #1:

Receive 10% off of your purchase if you just mention this article.

SPECIAL #2:

Prepay $120 for any two classes (multi-day workshops not included) and you have up to one year to choose any two classes you wish to attend. This is an average savings of $10-20 per class!

SPECIAL #3:

Receive $5 off for you and a friend when you register for a class. Applies to any class, but you both must attend the same class (multi-day workshops not included).

 

 

 

CLASSES   AND   WORKSHOPS:

 

 

 

 

 

Glass Ornaments & Animals:

Monday, December 2 (10 am to 12 pm), $75

Ceramic Snowflakes:

Friday, December 6 (10 am to 12 pm) & Friday, December 13 (10:30 am – 12:30 pm)  $75 

Polymer Clay Jewelry:

Saturday, December 7 (9:30 am to 12:30 pm), $70

Mixed Media Collage:

Thursday, December 17 (9:30 am to 12:30 pm), $55

 

 

 

The Craft Gallery is available for studio space rental and parties. Parties, you ask? Consider having a unique holiday party at the gallery. Invite a small group for an evening of art and socializing (think Paint Your Own Pottery or Couples Night Out) or the gallery can create an art class customized to your schedule. They can even tailor parties just for kids.

 

 

So, get yourself in gear for the holiday season and swing by the charming little gallery tucked next to the iconic Carvel Ice Cream in West Palm Beach. The Craft Gallery is located behind Hair Harbor on Dixie Highway, just north of Forest Hill Boulevard at 5911 S. Dixie Highway. Gallery hours are Tuesday through Saturday, 10 am to 2 pm. Afternoons, evenings and weekends are by appointment only. Stay informed about their classes, sales and events by liking them on Facebook or check out their website –TheCraftGallery.net.

 

 

The studio is located behind Hair Harbor on Dixie Highway, just north of Forest Hill Boulevard. Be sure to check The Craft Gallery website and Facebook page – TheCraftGallery.netfor information about the latest classes and events. Pop on by the gallery to see this artist in action and all the lovely creativity that surrounds her.

 

 

 

 

For more information please contact Betty Wilson:

The Craft Gallery

5911 S. Dixie Highway    West Palm Beach, FL 33405

561-762-8162    TheCraftGallery.net

 

 

 

 

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17019 SW Sapri Way   Port St. Lucie, FL 34986

 

“Gifts Worth Giving” Features Artists of Ceramic League Of Palm Beaches At Craft Gallery In West Palm Beach November 22-24.

The Craft Gallery will feature artists from the Ceramic League of the Palm Beaches at “Gifts Worth Giving”.  The public is welcome to this free exhibit and sale which begins on Friday, November 22 and runs through Saturday, November 23 and Sunday, November 24.  The Rickie Report shares the details and some sneak peeks.  Don’t miss this!  In the spirit of giving, a portion of all sale proceeds will be donated to Bahamas relief.

 

 

PRESENTS:

 

 

“Gifts Worth Giving” Features Artists of

Ceramic League of the Palm Beaches

 

Opening Reception:

Friday, November 22

4 –  8  pm

 

Exhibition & Sale:

 

Saturday, November 23

10 am – 4 pm

&

Sunday, November 24

Noon – 4 pm

 

 

In the spirit of giving, a portion of all sale proceeds will be donated to Bahamas relief.

 

 

The Craft Gallery

 5911 S. Dixie Highway      W. Palm Beach, FL 33405

Parking is on the side street, Churchill Road

 

 

Join the Ceramic League of the Palm Beaches at this must-see event at The Craft Gallery, a local working studio and gallery in West Palm Beach. “Gifts Worth Giving” is a mixed media exhibition and sale featuring ceramics, glass, encaustic wax, metal, jewelry, fiber and wall art created by 20 multi-talented, local artists. There will also be demonstrations in throwing clay on a potters wheel and handbuilding using clay during the Friday night opening reception.

 

 

The Ceramic League of the Palm Beaches (CLPB) is a non-profit arts organization dedicated to advancing the education of its members in the ceramic arts. In addition to promoting interest and appreciation of ceramics in the Palm Beach area, the League presents demos, workshops and seminars, many featuring master artists from around the globe. CLPB also awards a scholarship to a budding ceramic artist each year. They meet on the third Wednesday of each month at The Craft Gallery and sometimes have visiting ceramic artists give demonstrations at their meetings.

 

For more information, contact Betty Wilson, President of CLPB:

 (561) 762-8162

potteryme@aol.com

or visit: CeramicLeaguePalmBeaches.org

 

 

The Craft Gallery

5911 S. Dixie Highway     West Palm Beach, FL 33405

(561) 762-8162

TheCraftGallery.net

CeramicLeaguePalmBeaches.org

 

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Rickie Leiter, Publisher

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17019 SW Sapri Way   Port St. Lucie, FL 34986

Cynthia Zmetronak’s Inner ‘Mud-Pie-Girl’ Delights With Functional And Whimsical Pottery. Free Reception At Artisans On The Ave February 15

Cynthia Zmetronak nurtures her inner ‘mud pie girl’ by creating functional yet whimsical canine and feline pottery pieces.  The public is invited to see her newest work and meet Cynthia at Artisans On The Ave on Friday, February 15.  Enjoy the free reception and see why Cynthia’s creations match her passion!  The Rickie Report shares the details and some sneak peeks.

 

 

 

 

Inner  Mud  Pie  Girl

Delights  Us  With

Her  Fun-Loving  Pottery

 

ARTISANS   ON   THE   AVE

  PRESENTS:

CYNTHIA    ZMETRONAK

Free, Public Opening Reception:

Friday, February 15 

 

6  –  9   pm

 

Artisans On The Ave
630 Lake Avenue   Lake Worth, FL 33460
561-762-8162      561-582-3300

Gallery Hours:
Open 7 days a week
Monday thru Saturday 11am – 9pm
Sunday 9am – 7pm

Pottery by Cynthia Zmetronak

Cynthia Zmetronak tells The Rickie Report, “I have been working in clay nearly as long as I can remember.” Having a mother who dabbled in clay, and a father who built her first wheel helped nurture her inner mud pie girl. She was also fortunate enough to grow up during a time when art classes (including clay), were part of public education, from elementary school through high school. Her post public school education involved the arts. College provided a clay studio with unlimited access and she was hooked on clay. She then went on to earn a Masters in Art Education and teach in both private and public schools, where clay became an important part of her curriculum.

Cynthia Zmetronak at her pottery wheel
With a newly purchased wheel and a used kiln in a garage, Cynthia started West Wind Pottery in the 70’s. “Utilitarian and whimsical decorative pieces are my passion”. Although her style has evolved and become more refined over the years, she still makes a line of comical canine and feline utilitarian pieces. “These pieces reflect the humor I find living with a large rescue dog and several domesticated feral cats.” 
Mug by Cynthia Zmetronak
The last few years she has been studying at Penland School of Crafts in North Carolina. “I chose Penland due to its unique immersive concentration study program and staff of master instructors.” Most of the year I am at my home studio in Parkland, Florida and several weeks of the year (during warmer weather) my new studio in Ontario, Canada.
Pottery vessel by Cynthia Zmetronak
“Working with clay makes the difference in my day. How you will interact with my pottery?… a lid that fits, a teapot that pours, a mug that feels good in your hand, a bowl that is used for your table, are part of my thought process and studio practice. My enjoyment and fulfillment as a maker, comes from people using and enjoying my ware. As a committed lifelong learner, I will always be a student and a teacher.” I enjoy sharing my joy for making things from clay with my students. Some of us are makers…..that is how I describe myself….”

 

 

Cynthia is proud to be showing her work at Artisans on the Avenue in Lake Worth, Florida and  The Goodyear Cottage Gallery on Jekyll Island, Georgia.

For more information about this exhibit, classes or how to become part of this gallery please call: 561.762.8162
Artisans On The Ave
630 Lake Avenue Lake Worth, FL 33460
www.artisansontheave.com

 

 

 

 

 

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17019 SW Sapri Way   Port St. Lucie, FL 34986

 

“Hot Stuff” By Ceramic League Of Palm Beaches Starts Off The Season At Artisans On The Ave Gallery In Lake Worth November 30 – December 10

Pottery and sculpture in all its glory will fill the shelves from November 30 through December 10.  The Ceramics League of the Palm Beaches (CLPB) presents a Holiday Exhibit and Sale, “HOT STUFF”.  The public is invited to the free, Opening Reception on Friday, November 30.  Browse, buy and be amazed at what has come out of the kilns!  The Rickie Report shares the details and some sneak peeks.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

CERAMIC  LEAGUE  OF  THE  PALM  BEACHES

PRESENTS:

“HOT  STUFF! STRAIGHT FROM  THE  KILN”

 

Opening  Reception:

Friday, November 30 • 6:00-9:00 pm

At Artisans on the Ave Gallery

 

Free and open to the public

Refreshments served

 

 

 

Pottery and sculpture in all its glory will fill the shelves at Artisans on the Ave Gallery in downtown Lake Worth from November 30th through December 10th. The Ceramic League of the Palm Beaches (CLPB) presents its holiday exhibition and sale – “HOT STUFF” Featuring a variety of CLPB members, this juried show will showcase many current Artisans artists – Nancy Bernardeau, Bonnie Bruner, Joan Carew, Mary Ellen Dohrs, Gail Erickson, Victoria Rose Martin, Betty Wilson and Cynthia Zmetronak – along with 12 other artists who are not gallery regulars.

 

 

Fresh out of the kiln, you will see items ranging from functional bowls, pots and vases to amazingly creative creatures (representing the human, animal and fantasy worlds). These artists are masters at their craft and you are sure to be dazzled by what you see! So get yourself some winter heat and join the artists at Artisans on the Ave Gallery for some really Hot Stuff!

 

 

 

 

 

Pottery and sculpture in all its glory adorns the gallery from November 30 through December 10. Meet artists from the Ceramic League of the Palm Beaches at the gallery on opening night. This juried exhibition features familiar gallery regulars and many other talented artisans. Public invited, free refreshments.

Artisans On The Ave
630 Lake Avenue   Lake Worth, FL 33460
561-762-8162      561-582-3300

 

Gallery Hours: 

 Open 7 days a week
Monday thru Saturday 11am – 9pm
Sunday 9am – 7pm

 

 

 

 

When you visit the 3 showrooms within our Gallery, you’ll be amazed at the selection of the exquisite art of the 40 artists the Gallery features.

Visit this opening night for an evening fun.

Meet the artists!!!

Celebrate our wonderful Gallery and enjoy yourself!

 

 

 

 

For more information about this exhibit, classes or how to become part of this gallery please call: 561.762.8162

Artisans On The Ave
630 Lake Avenue Lake Worth, FL 33460

www.artisansontheave.com

 

 

 

For coverage of your events, to place an advertisement, or speak to Rickie about appearing in The Rickie Report, contact:

Rickie Leiter, Publisher

Rickie@therickiereport.com   561-537-0291

17019 SW Sapri Way   Port St. Lucie, FL 34986

Boca Raton Museum Art School Announces October Events, Group Exhibits, SOLO Exhibit, And New Classes For All Levels And Ages

The Boca Raton Museum Art School is busy with on-site exhibitions and events!  The short Term 1B (4 weeks) starts on Oct. 1st and Term 2 starts on October 29th.  Everyone is invited to the 5th Annual Boca Photo Exhibit on Sunday, October 7th. Join Allan Pierce, instructor/professional photographer, for a day of informal discussions and workshops on photography led by advanced students of the Art School.   The first Student’s Exhibition Opening Reception takes place on Tuesday, October 16th.  Celebrate the first term student’s artwork at the Art School main gallery. In the Focus Gallery, you can view a Solo exhibit by Iryna Oliinyk, a dedicated student of Painting classes with instructors Scherer and Ouporov.  All of the art will be on view until November 7th.   We also announce some new Teen Classes!  The Rickie Report brings you all the details and some sneak peeks!  

 

 

 

 

 

 

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

bocamuseum.org/theartschool

 

 

October  Around  the  Art  School:

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Boca Raton Museum Art School is a busy place with on-site exhibitions and events programed for this month as well as the beginning of a short Term 1B of 4 weeks, starting on Oct. 1st and Term 2 starting on October 29th.

 

Check out our website to find new and popular classes such as; Introduction to Drawing, Colored Pencil Drawing, Drawing and Perspective, Graphic Novels, Watercolor Painting, Painting Acrylic or Oil, Collage, Oil Pastels, Textile Transformation, Ikebana Japanese Flowers Design, and much more.

 

 

 

Exhibitions and Events At The Boca Raton Museum Art School:

 

5th Annual Boca Photo Exhibit

Sunday, October 7, 2018 / 11:00 AM – 3:00 PM

 

Join Allan Pierce, instructor and professional photographer, for a day of informal discussions and workshops on photography led by advanced students of the Art School.

Hilda Mirwis – The Photographic Eye: An Emotional Journey

Dennis Sperling – Double Take

Donna Wells – Taking Flight

Photographs from our presenters and advanced photography students will concurrently be displayed at the Art School Gallery. Complimentary bagels and coffee will be served.

Free and open to the public. Space is limited.

Call for reservations 561-392-2503

    

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Photographs by Donna Wells

 

 

 

Student’s Exhibition # 1

Opening Reception: Tuesday, October 16th

5:30 to 7:30 PM 

 

Join us in celebrating the first term student’s artwork at the Art School main gallery, art will be on view until November 7th.   

In the Focus Gallery, enjoy the SOLO exhibition by Iryna Oliinyk, a dedicated student of Painting classes with Instructors Scherer and Ouporov.

  

 

Paintings by Iryna Oliinyk

 

Terms  2  – 5  Classes/ Workshops:

Our new catalog contains 5 terms spanning from Fall 2018 to Spring 2019. 

Registration is open online or by calling 561-392-2503.  

Here are some of our featured classes:

 

 

 

Open Figure Drawing 

Saturdays from 1 -3:45 PM

Eager for more model time in the studio? Artists and adult students can join this un-instructed drawing workshop, available every Saturday. Now until April 13th 2019.

Public: $20.  Currently enrolled Art School students: $15. 

For more information email to artschool@bocamuseum.org or call 561-392-2503.

 

 

 

Exploring Acrylics with Instructor Vicki Siegel:

The class focuses on various foundation skills for painting in a creative atmosphere. Learn how to get started, setup a palette and mix color, brushwork, wet-on-wet, wet-on-dry, glazing, layering, texture, and how to use gels and mediums. The class will work from both a set up and instructor photographs until you develop your own ideas as your painting skills improve.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Painting by Vicki Siegel

 

 

 

Watercolor with Instructor Ted Matz:

Explore the pleasures and challenges of watercolor. Learn a variety of techniques, including wet-on-wet and dry brush, as you learn to paint primarily from still-life setups. Demonstration of techniques and discussion of the principles of color mixing and composition are an essential part of this course.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Watercolor Painting by Instructor Ted Matz

 

 

Bead Embroidered Jewelry with Instructor Fin McNiel:

Create beautiful wearable art jewelry by using bead embroidery techniques. Suitable for beginning and intermediate students. $20 material fee paid to the instructor on the first day of class.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Piece by Instructor Fin McNiel

 

 

 

Throwing on Potter’s Wheel – Beginners

Learn the basics with an emphasis on centering, trimming, additions, and glazing using the wheel. Create Mugs, bowls, plates and more.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Piece by Instructor Cynthia Zmetronak

 

Pet Portrait Painting with Instructor Renee Plevy

Working from your own photographs or iPad images, learn drawing and color mixing skills to obtain accurate proportions using oil paint. Animal anatomy, paint handling, and the use of light will be discussed. Clear instruction is given through demonstrations and one on-one guidance. Students learn the advantages of painting with oils to create lifelike portraits of their pets.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Pet Portrait by Renee Plevy

Youth and Teen Classes Highlights:

 Figure Drawing,  Pottery,  Digital Photography, Teen Portfolio Development, Explorations of Art

 

    

 

 

 

 

 

Instructor Maria Weiss Class

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

   

Instructor Rita Daire Class

    

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Instructor Lew Lautin Class                                                        

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Instructor Chris Lyons Class

 

 

 

For information go to:

website http://www.bocamuseum.org

or call 561-392-2503

801 West Palmetto Park Rd. Boca Raton FL 33486

https://www.bocamuseum.org/artschool

 

 

 

 

 

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

 

 

 

Two Free Exhibits At Levis JCC Highlight AP Students Plus Annual Pottery Guild Exhibit And Sale

Two exhibits open at the Levis JCC in Boca Raton that will catch your attention.  The Advanced Placement 11th and 12th graders at the Donna Klein Jewish Academy will share unique canvases (part of their portfolios that are submitted to the College Board to receive college credits).  The free Opening Reception takes place on Sunday, March 18th.  The Levis JCC Pottery Guild Annual Exhibition & Sale opens on Sunday, March 25th.  Utilitarian, sculptural and decorative works of ceramics created by members of the Levis JCC Pottery Guild and its new director, Cynthia Zmetronak, are on display and many will be for sale.  The Rickie Report shares the details here.  RSVP to attend the FREE events.

 

 

 

9801 Donna Klein Blvd.   Boca Raton, FL 33428

www.levisjcc.org

 

 

 

Levis JCC in Boca Raton’s

Nathan D. Rosen Museum Gallery

at the Phyllis & Harvey Sandler Center

Presents:

 

Young Adult Artists of Donna Klein Jewish Academy

Opening Reception:

Sunday, March 18th

2:00 – 4:00 pm

 

 

 

 

The Levis JCC Pottery Guild Annual Ceramics Exhibition and Sale

 

Opening Reception:

Sunday, March 25th

1:00 – 3:00 pm

 

Free and open to the public: RSVP to 561-558-2520

The Nathan D. Rosen Museum Gallery is free and open to the public.

21050 95th Avenue South, Boca Raton, FL
(enter off Glades Rd)

 

 

 

Celebrating the Arts:

Artwork by Claire & Emanuel G. Rosenblatt High School Students at DKJA

March 18 – April 30

The Arts program at Donna Klein Jewish Academy provides an environment that encourages exploration, creativity and research in Drama, Art History, Studio Art, Graphic Design and Ceramics. Our 11th and 12th grade Advanced Placement (AP) students prepare portfolios that are submitted to the College Board to receive college credits. Each student creates a series of 12 canvases that explore a unique theme.

Opening Reception – Sunday, March 18, 2:00 – 4:00 pm

Levis JCC Pottery Guild Annual Exhibition & Sale

March 25 – April 19

Utilitarian, sculptural and decorative works of ceramics created by members of the Levis JCC Pottery Guild and its new director, Cynthia Zmetronak, are on display and many will be for sale.

Opening Reception – Sunday, March 25, 1:00 – 3:00 pm

 

 

 

 

The Phyllis & Harvey Sandler Center at the Adolph & Rose Levis Jewish Community Center provides a welcoming environment and a sense of community for active adults of all ages to pursue high quality and enriching educational, cultural, social and recreational experiences. It is located at 21050 95th Avenue South, Boca Raton, FL 33428

 

 

The Levis JCC welcomes individuals of all ages, races, and religious affiliations living in South Florida.

www.levisjcc.org

 

 

 

For coverage of your events, to place an advertisement, or speak to Rickie about appearing in The Rickie Report, contact:

Rickie Leiter, Publisher

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17019 SW Sapri Way   Port St. Lucie, FL 34986

 

 

Nathan D. Rosen Museum Gallery’s Art 2018 Biennial Juried Exhibition Opens To Public February 15th

The public is invited to attend the Opening Reception and Awards Presentation of the Nathan D. Rosen Museum Gallery’s Art 2018 Biennial Juried Exhibition on Thursday, February 15th.  With submissions from 125 artists from 14 states in the categories of paintings, photography, graphics, mixed media, wood, clay, metal, glass, fiber art, and sculptures, judge Rachel Gustafson selected 87 works by 73 artists. The Rickie Report shares the details, announces the exhibiting artists and applauds everyone!   You must RSVP for this FREE event!

 

 

 

The gallery is located at the Levis JCC Sandler Center

21050 95th Avenue south, Boca Raton, FL 33428

(off Glades Rd between Lyons and 441)

 

 

 

 

PRESENTS:

 

OPENING  RECEPTION/ AWARDS  PRESENTATION:

THURSDAY,  FEBRUARY  15th

6:30 – 8:30 PM

Free and Open To The Public

Call 561-558-2520

To RSVP for the Opening Reception

 Or for information

You must have a valid US driver’s license to present at the security gate.

Nathan D. Rosen Museum Gallery hours:
Monday – Friday; 9:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m. Admission to the gallery is free.

The public is invited to attend the Opening Reception and Awards Presentation of the Nathan D. Rosen Museum Gallery’s Art 2018 Biennial Juried Exhibition on Thursday, February 15th.  With submissions from 125 artists from 14 states in the categories of paintings, photography, graphics, mixed media, wood, clay, metal, glass, fiber art, and sculptures, judge Rachel Gustafson selected 87 works by 73 artists. Those works will be adjudicated again, and prizes awarded for Best in Show ($1,000), Fine Craft Art Award ($500) and three Awards of Merit ($250) each.

 

 

Artists selected to exhibit include:

Roehl Acosta

Ilene Adams
Frann Addison
Susan Applebaum
Elizabeth Auman
Carolyn Barth
David Begleiter
Glenda Blacker
Elliott Block
Shushana Caplan
Ellyn Chafetz
Lori Charnow
Carl Clark
James Cohen
Sami Davidson
Lynn Doyal
Elaine Drucker

Ivar Fandel

Bill Farran
Grace Fishenfeld
Judy Flescher
Mark Forman
Barry Friedman
Elaine Geisinger
Shirley Goldblatt
Sandi-Joe Gordon
Natalie Gottlieb
Isabel Gouveia
Linda Greenwald
Domenic Henderson
Jeffrey Jakub
Trish Kahn
Benjamin Kenagen
Murray Kronick
Paula Kufs
Marissa Lazar
Regina Lerman
Anita Lovitt
Peggie “Batia” Lowenberg
Annette Margulies
Susa Nawrocki
Thomas Nawrocki
Saundra Newman
Pokey Park
Terry Pesso
Patricia Peters
Judith Rostenne
Debbie Rubin
Sandy Ryter
Nadine Saitlin
Karen Salup
David Savin
Beth Scher
Rachel Schiffrin
Carl Schneider
Judi Schuman
Marsha Schurr
Ann Schwartz
Lorraine Schwartz
Susan Schwarz
Anita Seltzer
Eileen Shaloum
Harold Silvers
Marlene Skarnik
Jill Sneidman
Barbara Spilker
Velia Sweet
Edrian Thomidis
Adeline Wiener
Tanya Witzel
Laurie Wohl
Cynthia Zmetronak

 

 

Judge Rachel Gustafson:

J. Rachel Gustafson is the Assistant Curator at the Norton Museum of Art. She joined the museum in 2015 and recently organized the exhibitions, French Connections: Photography (2017) and Pen to Paper: Artists’ Handwritten Letters from the Smithsonian’s Archives of American Art (2017). In this role, her responsibilities include arts administration, exhibition planning and acquisition research related to the museum’s collection. Previously, Gustafson served as a contributing writer for the National Endowment of the Arts’ various publications while earning her masters in art history at American University in Washington, D.C. She was later awarded a fellowship at the National Museum for Women in the Arts and assisted in the organization of Total Art: Contemporary Video (2014).

 

 

 

 

The Phyllis & Harvey Sandler Center at the Adolph & Rose Levis Jewish Community Center provides a welcoming environment and a sense of community for active adults of all ages to pursue high quality and enriching educational, cultural, social and recreational experiences. Membership is not required to participate in programs. The Levis JCC welcomes individuals of all ages, races, and religious affiliations living in South Florida.

 

 

For more information about the Sandler Center programs, exhibits and classes:
www.levisjcc.org/culture

 

 

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Cynthia Zmetronak Delights At Artisans On The Ave, With Her Whimsical Canine And Feline Pottery. Free, Opening Reception January 19th

Cynthia Zmetronak is known for her whimsical canine and feline black and white pottery, as well as for more functional and traditional designs.  The public is invited to see her work and meet the artist at the Free, Opening Reception at Artisans On The Ave.  Enjoy the artwork and refreshments on Friday, January 19th!  The Rickie Report shares the details and some sneak peeks.

 

 

 

 

 

Animal Loving Artist Delights With Her Fun-Loving Pottery

 

ARTISANS   ON   THE   AVE

  PRESENTS:

CYNTHIA    ZMETRONAK

Free, Public Opening Reception:

Friday, January 19 

 

6  –  9   pm

 

Artisans On The Ave
630 Lake Avenue   Lake Worth, FL 33460
561-762-8162      561-582-3300

Gallery Hours:
Open 7 days a week
Monday thru Saturday 11am – 9pm
Sunday 9am – 7pm

 

 

Come and meet Cynthia (sorry, her animals are staying at home) at an opening reception at Artisans on the Ave located at 630 Lake Avenue in downtown Lake Worth. The event is FREE and open to all. Refreshments will be served. For more information, call 561-762-8162 or check the gallery out on Facebook.

 

 

 

 

In a house with – at a minimum – two dogs, three cats and any number of other rescue animals, you’ll find Cynthia hard at work creating whimsical, functional pottery in black and white. Proficient in working with clay as well as casting glass, she has been “playing with pottery” since childhood. Cynthia has taken her passion to new heights and has parlayed her expertise into teaching others.

 

 

 

 

A lifelong learner and creator, she constantly seeks to expand her technical and artistic skills. Recently, she participated in a creative artist community immersion program at Penland School of Crafts in North Carolina. “Making pottery, glass casting and teaching are passions”, says Cynthia. You can definitely see that passion, along with her sense of humor and clear love of all things furry, when you view her art. Mugs, dishes, clocks, you name it – her artwork is sure to make you smile – animal lover or not.

 

 

 

 “Making pottery, glass casting and teaching are my passions,” she says. A teacher as well as a potter, Cynthia believes it’s important for potters to start with a good foundation by learning basic building techniques. She loves to embellish her pieces by stamping, carving and altering the surfaces, and encourages students to start to channel their ideas once they have achieved that solid technique.

 

 

 

Cynthia began her love affair with fashioning the earth making mud pies in her backyard at age 4. Recognizing her interest and potential, her parents, also artistic, made sure she attended art school on the weekends. She first learned the wheel in 7th grade in New Jersey, and went on to earn multiple degrees and certifications in both art and teaching.

 

Passionate about clay, Cynthia is equally passionate about learning. She continues not only to give workshops, but to take them as well. Cynthia earned her BA in Education at Montclair University of Upper Montclair NJ; her MA Art Education and MA Education Technology at FAU. She ‘s attended the Penland School of Crafts, Haystack Mt. School of Crafts, and Arrowmont School, and has studied with Cynthia Bringle, Gay Smith, Susan Feagan, Ronan Peterson, Jeff Oestrike, Sunshine Cobb, Tom Spleth, Deborah Horrell, Birdie Boone, and Matt Repsher.  In addition to being the owner of Westwind Pottery/Pottery-E, she has taught art in the Broward County Public Schools, Parkland, and ceramic sculpture at Penland. She is the past president of the Ceramic League of Palm Beach and the Broward College Potter’s Guild.

 

 

 

 

 

For more information about this exhibit, classes or how to become part of this gallery please call: 561.762.8162
Artisans On The Ave
630 Lake Avenue Lake Worth, FL 33460
www.artisansontheave.com

 

 

 

 

 

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Pete Breaux Creates Specialty Lighting For Artists, Homes, Galleries And Repairs Kilns, Wheels, Pugmills

The Rickie Report is pleased to introduce Pete Breaux, a solar engineer with a lifelong interest in the arts.  Pete creates custom lighting to highlight art for artists, galleries, museums or any place that displays artwork.  We’ll show you a sneak peek of one of his customized color-changing light bases for glass art.  In addition, he repairs kilns, wheels, pugmills or he can build you a custom one!  An US Navy Veteran solar engineer with a background and love of the arts, Pete comes highly recommended. 

 

 

 

P E T E     B R E A U X

‘LECTRIC  ARTS  BY  NRG’

 

 

 

 

Pete Breaux tells The Rickie Report, “I am a solar engineer with a lifelong interest in the arts. In addition to working as a consultant, I am involved in electrical, art-related endeavors as ‘Lectrik Arts, by NRG’, (NRG is my solar company).  My mother was an artist and teacher, so I dabbled in the arts and learned much, sometimes through osmosis”.

 

 

“I also had great interest in things electrical and electronic, sometimes taking things apart, and creating other things with the parts. I expanded my knowledge in this area as a Sonar Technician in the Navy.  On leaving the military, I was a musician for many years and attended Berklee School of Music in Boston (I’m still available to perform for gallery openings, garden parties)”.

 

 

 

 

“Pete started working with kilns when his future wife, Cynthia Zmetronak, asked a friend if he knew anyone who could repair kilns. He recommended me, and I fixed her kiln … the rest is history, and now I fix her kilns for free!  I work with all types and brands of electric kilns (even custom, complex, or problematic). In addition to kilns, I repair wheels and pugmills (and any other art-related electrical gear)”.

 

 

 

 

The custom color-changing light bases for glass art that Pete creates are perfect for an art-centric home or gallery.  His understanding of how to highlight artwork of all types is what makes his custom lighting very special. Pete is available to work with individuals, galleries, and museums.  

 

For more information:

Pete can be reached at (754) 246-9260 or by email at pbreaux@consultnrg.com

 

 

 

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