FREE Biennial 2017 International Kinetic Art Exhibit and Symposium, February 3rd – 5th

The 2017 International Kinetic Art Exhibit and Symposium, February 3-5, is a FREE Biennial event taking place in Boynton Beach, FL.  Kinetic art is art that moves with the help of wind, light, water or other elements.  This event will connect attendees to one-of-a-kind visual art experiences, 12 iconic outdoor kinetic artworks, over 60 indoor kinetic artworks, interactive installations, symposium presentations, art and technology displays, kinetic entertainment and international artists.  This is a Not-To-Be-Missed International event happening right in our own backyard!  Award-Winning artist, Elayna Toby Singer will unveil Kinetic Art “Room” suspended among trees February 4-5.  The public is invited to be part of interactive temporary tree art installation “Kinetic Intentions”.  The Rickie Report shares the details and some sneak peeks.

 

 

 

 

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2017 International Kinetic Art Exhibit and Symposium

 

 

February 3 – 5,  2017

Friday,  Feb. 3

Opening Reception 6-8pm  

 

Saturday Feb. 4

9 am – 6 pm

Sunday, Feb. 5

10am – 6 pm

FREE   TO   THE   PUBLIC

100 East Boynton Beach Blvd., Boynton Beach, FL 33435

561-742-6010

Contact: Debby Coles-Dobay   ColesDobayD@bbfl.us

For Full Schedule:

 IntlKineticArtEvent.org

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HIGHLIGHTS:

 

Cultural District – E. Ocean Ave. from Seacrest Blvd. to Fed. Hwy.
Self-guided tour featuring 16 outdoor kinetic sculptures

ASL Interpreted tours begin at 10 am & 2 pm, at Exhibition Tent on the corner of E. Ocean Ave. & Seacrest Blvd.

Vote on your favorite kinetic artwork

Kinetic – Intentions by Elayna Toby Singer

 

 

 

 

 

High school students at Boynton Beach Community High School create mini-mobile kinetic art project

 

 

 

 The students created the mobiles in visual art instructor Ms. Gwenn Seuling’s class. The mobiles, along with participant’s written intentions, will cover four downtown trees to create a curtained outdoor “room” with positive messages that will blow in the wind. The project gave high school students enrolled in visual arts, earth science and computer classes an opportunity to participate in a community project and to learn about kinetic art. 

 

 

Award-Winning Artist Elayna Toby Singer

Unveils Kinetic Art “Room”

Suspended Among Trees

February 4-5

 

Public invited to be part of interactive temporary tree art installation “Kinetic Intentions” 

 

 


“Kinetic Intentions” is commissioned by the City of Boynton Beach Art in Public Places. Visit www.elaynatobyart.com/kineticintentions for more info about this community creation. For more info about the International Kinetic Art Festival please visit www.intlkineticartevent.org.

 

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The temporary site specific art installation Kinetic Intentions is the brainchild of Elayna Toby Singer, last year’s International Kinetic Art “People’s Choice” winner. Over two days, February 4-5, Kinetic Intentions will “come to life” in the park just east of Boynton’s Civic Center, as thousands of festival attendees create and attach Intention Ribbons, and mini-Mahogany mobiles (or select from hundreds on display from community workshops) to recycled washers on the 150 six-foot kinetic strands.  Visitors to the International Kinetic Art Exhibit and Symposium will be drawn to walk in and around the magical outdoor “room” made of twirling strands adorned with mirrors, bells, found washers, community created mini-mahogany mobiles and intention ribbons; all which animate the wind.

 

 

 

Kinetic Intentions Workshop

 

 

“Kinetic Intentions is a community ‘moving meditation’ for manifesting personal and environmental balance,” says Singer. “With every breath, positive thought (intention) and movement we are ‘mobilized’ to take better care of ourselves and the environment which sustains us.”   Central to this environmental community art project are thousands of Florida Native Mahogany seed pods Singer collected locally from shade trees along neighborhood streets and parking lots throughout Palm Beach County.

 

 

Kinetic Intentions Workshop

 

 

Singer chose the Mahogany seed pod specifically due to its threatened status in its native habitat from over harvesting for furniture. She sees the recycled pods as a symbol of the delicate balance between us and our environment. The challenge of sustaining balance becomes tangible as the public uses the recycled Mahogany pods to create a balanced mobile.

 

KineticIntentions Workshop

 

 

ABOUT KINETIC INTENTIONS:

 


Following the success of the February 2015 Kinetic-Connections, which won the People’s Choice Award for the transformation of an historic kapok tree into living kinetic art, artist Elayna Toby Singer created Kinetic Intentions. The multi-phase community project included six county-wide, free workshops that explored “the Art, Science & Soul of Making Mobiles” under the direction of Singer. Each mini-mobile is constructed using fishing line and recycled seed pods from Florida’s Mahogany trees which are threatened to extinction in the wild. Participants experienced the centering, meditative process of mobile making while pondering their intentions for personal and environmental balance. Those intentions were written onto cloth ribbons which will be affixed, along with the mobiles to an outdoor, kinetic “room” during the International Kinetic Art Exhibit and Symposium February 2017. Ms. Singer creates the outdoor, kinetic “room” with 150 six-foot long twirling strands adorned with mirrors, bells, found washers, community created mini-mahogany mobiles and intention ribbons suspended among four trees in Boynton Beach, FL during the International Kinetic Art Exhibit and Symposium. Attendees to the Kinetic Art Exhibit and Symposium are invited to create their own mini-mobile and intention ribbon, or to select ones from the workshops and add them to each strand, bringing the tree art installation to “life.” Kinetic Intentions is commissioned by Boynton Beach Art in Public Places.

 

 

 

ABOUT THE ART OF ELAYNA TOBY SINGER:

Elayna Toby Singer has been creating kinetic art sculpture and jewelry since the mid 1990’s and incorporating “found objects” since 2003. Locally, her commissioned works and exhibitions have been shown in Palm Beach and Broward Counties for more than six years. In 2015 her temporary site specific community creation “Kinetic-Connections” received the People’s Choice Award for magically transforming an historic Kapok tree into a kinetic sculpture with upcycled objects from the community. In 2009, Elayna Toby was invited by Habla: The Center for Language and Culture in Merida Mexico, to lead her first “Natural Mobiles” workshop. With a BS in Cultural Anthropology and an MS in Public Horticulture and Museum Management, Ms. Singer’s career in creative place-making began in the early 1990’s when she spent fifteen years in some of the nation’s leading public gardens and arboreta creating experiences that engaged the public in the art, science and heritage of plants and the essential role they play in our lives.

 

For more information, please visit:

elaynatobyart.com/kineticintentions

 

 

 

 

 

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Top Curators Select Art For The Box Gallery’s “Art Florida 2017 Exhibition” And “Unleashed Art Fair” Premieres

The Box Gallery, under the leadership of Rolando Chang Barrero, announces that top curators have selected pieces for the Gallery’s “Art Florida 2017 Exhibition”.  The exhibit takes place during ArtPalm Beach in conjunction with Art Synergy’s ART WEEK, with a VIP Reception on Friday, January 20th.  The Exhibit is open now through January 28th.  The public is invited.  In addition, a New Arts Venue, “Unleashed Art Fair”, in the West Palm Beach Arts District, hosts a Public Reception on Saturday, January 21st.   The Rickie Report shares the details here.

 

 

 

 

 

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The Box Gallery
811 Belvedere Road    West Palm Beach, Florida 33405
786-521-1199

 

 

 

 

 

 

“ART FLORIDA 2017 EXHIBITION”
The Curator’s Choice

VIP Reception:

Friday,  January 20, 2017

Exhibition Dates: January 7-28, 2017

 

 

 

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West Palm Beach-Rolando Chang Barrero has gathered top curators to select the art for the upcoming The Box Gallery’s Art Florida 2017 Exhibition. The ART FLORIDA 2017 Exhibition includes selections by curators: Bruce Helander, Paul Fisher, Jane Hart, Lee Ann Lester, Marisa Pascucci, Noor Blazekovic, Debbie Coles-Dobay and Rolando Chang Barrero.   

 

 

 

 

 

ART FLORIDA 2017 was organized by Rolando Chang-Barrero, to emphasize the importance and impact that these art innovators have on the maturation and the vitality of the art and culture scene of South Florida.  From creating international art fairs and publishing critical reviews for the academic art world, to organizing museum exhibitions and sponsoring dialectical symposiums — the collective experience of the selected curators present the work of J.Steven Manolis, Andy Marx, Dana Donaty, Sarah Knouse,  Karla Walter, Carin Wagner, Jon Glaser, Stefan Radu Cretu, and Patrick Willard.

 

 

Major Events Sponsored in part by The Box Gallery include….

ART FLORIDA 2017, ART PALM BEACH, ART SYNERGY,
WPB UNLEASHED ART FAIR, and PALM BEACH ART WEEK 2017

 

 

 

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PRESENTS:

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UNLEASHED ART FAIR

The Alternative Art Fair

Installation art + Videos + Paintings + Photography + Sculpture + Food
Rolando Chang Barrero of The Box Gallery initiates new art fair during
Art Palm Beach Week 2017 to benefit ART SYNERGY
a 501(c)3 not for profit arts organization

In partnership with Art Synergy and Art Palm Beach

 $5. Donation at the Door

 

 

Saturday, January 21, 2017 |7-Midnight

WPB Warehouse District at Elizabeth Station
1500 Elizabeth Avenue, West Palm Beach, Florida 33401

 

 

A series of site specific installations, paintings, videos, and sculpture by world class artists:

Giannina Coppiano Dwin

Juan Erman Gonzalez

Allison Kotzig

Tania Darshkevich

Raul Vega

Yury Darash

Pavel Perez

Gary Kroman

Rui Maurão

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Special outdoor fest including live music, arts and crafts showcase, food and drink samplings.

Musicians and Bands:
In Therapy, Raised by Wolves, Psychic Ghost, Gary Kroman Band, Jessie South and others

 

 

 

Taste and Tour of Grange Market 
Experience Art Synergy during
Art Palm Beach Week 2017
Installation art + Videos + Paintings + Photography + Food

Sponsored by
The Box Gallery Warehouse District WPB Grange Hall Market
Harold’s Coffee Lounge Rabbit Coffee Celis Produce
Steam Horse Brewing Palm Beach Squash Club Zapitios
Frozen Bowl Ice Cream

“Taste and Tour West Palm Beach”

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

For more information:

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http://palmbeachfineartcollections.theboxgallery.info/

Visit Website:
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http://palmbeachfineartgallery.blogspot.com/

http://palmbeachfineartgallery.blogspot.com/2016/12/rolando-chang-barrero-gathers-top.html

 

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Art Synergy Announces Participating Artists Of 3rd Annual Palm Beach Art Exhibition at ArtPalmBeach 2016

ART SYNERGY will be host to the 3rd Annual Palm Beach Art Exhibition at ArtPalmBeach from January 20-24th, 2016 at the Palm Beach County Convention Center. This exhibit will present a selection of the best contemporary artists’ work to this international stage. The jurors of the this year’s exhibition were Richard Beaulieu, Debby Coles Dobay and Jane Harris.  The Rickie Report shares the details about this exciting exhibition and the participating artists .  ART LOVERS: Tickets are now available to attend ArtPalmBeach!

 

 

 

 

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January 20-24th, 2016

Palm Beach County Convention Center

650 Okeechobee Boulevard

West Palm Beach, Florida 33401

 

 

Tickets Now Available:

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“ART SYNERGY will be presenting a selection of the best contemporary artists’ work to this international stage and offer representation, access to collectors, dealers, gallerists, and a dedicated staff,” Rolando Chang Barrero told The Rickie Report.  Curator and co-founder of Art Synergy, Rolando Chang Barrero expressed his gratitude to the jurors of the this year’s exhibition: Richard Beaulieu, Debby Coles Dobay and Jane Harris.

 

Selected Artists Include:

Gary Kroman, John Rachell, Manon Sander, Barry Seidman, Cangshu Gran,
Enid Blechman, Emmanuel Gonzales, Mark Allen, Laura Jacobs, Tony Arruza,
Jerome Glickman, Karen Curtis, Kris Davis, Craig McInnis, Ilene Adams,
Deborah Bigeleisen, Helen Kagan, Sidney Escowitz, Susan Oakes, Erin Fromkes, Carol Erenrich, Leo Arbeznik, Natalya Laskis, Debbie Mostel

 

 

About the Jurors: 

 

 

Richard Beau Lieu, Artist and Art Appraiser

Richard Beau Lieu & Associates Fine Art Appraisers has been serving the fine art appraisal, restoration and collection needs of the community since our inception in 1986. He says, “We are certified and passionate appraisers with the goal of keeping art alive and accessible to the public. Over our nearly 25 years of serving the art community, we’re known for the integrity of our principles and mission. Our certified fine art appraisals are accurate and trustworthy. We strive to meet the aesthetic needs of the public through our art services. We offer consulting, restoration, and memorial commissions, as well as a contemporary fine art gallery, which is full of original, carefully selected artwork by featured artists both local and international”.

 

 

Debby Coles Dobay, Artist, Public Art administrator

 

 

Debby Coles Dobay manages the City of Boynton Beach Art in Public Places Program. In this position she serves as liaison to the Arts Commission, City and Community Redevelopment Agency (CRA) staff, developers, planners architects, artists, design professionals and the general public. Since August 2007, Debby has facilitated nine development and eleven City/CRA projects, the annual Avenue of the Arts program which features art works that are on loan to the many of which are purchased for permanent placement in the City. She also coordinates a series of rotating exhibits in City facilities and developed the Swing Space program which places artwork on exhibit in vacant store fronts of shopping plazas. She took a leadership role in the Arts Commission’s visioning plan that includes the 2013 International Kinetic Art Exhibit and Symposium. She is currently assisting artists in developing an industrial area Arts District the first of its kind in Palm Beach County and the commissioning of public art to attract visitors and businesses to the Civic/Cultural area of Boynton Beach. Debby is actively involved in the City’s rebranding initiative and the nation’s first of two City Green Building Programs.

 

 

Jane Harris, Artist and Gallerist

 

Jane Harris is a visual artist and founder of Harris Art Gallery with over 30 years of experience working in Miami, Florida. HARRISART is a warehouse-style gallery and working studio of Jane Harris. Centrally located in the heart of Miami’s Bird Road Art District. HARRISART often presents guests artists as well as special programs and interactive projects. Jane Harris was an original member of the South Florida Art Center in South Beach, later relocating her studio to the burgeoning arts enclave, the Bird Road Art District.

 

 

 

About Art Synergy

 

 

ART SYNERGY is a county-wide movement to unify and promote the diverse culture of our vibrant arts community. In early 2013 Rolando Barrero, Craig McInnis and Freddy Hennevelt (local artists and activists themselves) created a THINK TANK at the urging of Frank Basta Jr., a nationally known artist/activist. Dedicated to finding solutions instead of dwelling on problems, the THINK TANK was a forum for local artists of all kinds to come together and discuss ideas to help the local scene grow.
Palm Beach: ART WEEK and Art Synergy’s Annual Palm Beach Art Exhibition at Art Palm Beach, both produced by Art Synergy in collaboration ArtPalmBeach have become the highest regarded showcases of local art. Palm Beach: ART WEEK 2016 (calendar of events) is a program of events surrounding ArtPalmBeach – considered one of the most influential contemporary art fairs on Florida’s Gold Coast by both critics and art enthusiasts, with over 80 international galleries exhibiting contemporary and emerging artists.

 

About ArtPalmBeach

 

ArtPalmBeach is internationally renowned as the premiere mid-winter contemporary art fair on Florida’s Gold Coast by both art critics and enthusiasts. Celebrating its 19th year, it is Palm Beach County’s longest running fair dedicated to contemporary, emerging, and modern master works of art of the 20th and 21st centuries. Over 85 international galleries will be exhibiting paintings, sculpture, as well as functional and innovative design. Video, new technologies, performance art, art installations have become a unique feature offering collectors exposure to today’s emerging art trends.

 

For more information about Art Synergy:

http://artsynergypbc.blogspot.com/2015/12/ArtSynergy2016Artists.html

Rolando Chang Barrero
Art Synergy PBC
Email: artsynergypbc@gmail.com
Web: www.artsynergypbc.com
Blog: http://artsynergypbc.blogspot.com/

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

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

 

 

 

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

 

 

 

 

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

 

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

 

 

 

Conrad Pickel Mausoleum Stained Glass in Boynton Beach, FL

Conrad Pickel Mausoleum Stained Glass in Boynton Beach, FL

 

 

 

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

 

 

 

Example of Conrad Pickel's  Decralite Block

Example of Conrad Pickel’s Decralite Block

 

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

 

Drawing of Conrad Pickel Water Tower Surround

Drawing of Conrad Pickel Water Tower Surround

 

 

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

 

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

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

 

 

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

 

 

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

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

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

 

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

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

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

 

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

 

 

 

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

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

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

 

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Boynton Beach Is World Hub for Kinetic Events and Youth Art

Alexandre Dang, a French solar kinetic artist who currently lives and works in Brussels, Belgium, will conduct a series of FREE, creative workshops for children and their parents during the International Kinetic Art Exhibit and Symposium, Feb. 7-8, 2015, in Boynton Beach. During the one hour workshops, which will be held both days at 11 a.m. and 1 p.m., at the Schoolhouse Children’s Museum and Learning Center in downtown Boynton Beach, Dang will lead participants in constructing dancing solar butterflies that they will attach to solar mechanisms and place in the museum’s courtyard. The goal of the workshops is to teach those who take part about solar energy and how they can conserve it.  The Rickie Report shares the details and how to PRE-REGISTER for this FREE Event!  ART LOVERS and ART PATRONS:  Mark your calendars NOW for the International Kinetic Art Symposium in Boynton Beach, Fl!

 

 

 

 

CHILDREN, PARENTS CAN CREATE

SOLAR BUTTERFLIES

DURING KINETIC ART EVENT

IN BOYNTON BEACH

Alexandre Dang, a French solar kinetic artist who currently lives and works in Brussels, Belgium, will conduct a series of FREE, creative workshops for children and their parents during the International Kinetic Art Exhibit and Symposium, Feb. 7-8, 2015, in Boynton Beach. During the one hour workshops, which will be held both days at 11 a.m. and 1 p.m., at the Schoolhouse Children’s Museum and Learning Center in downtown Boynton Beach, Dang will lead participants in constructing dancing solar butterflies that they will attach to solar mechanisms and place in the museum’s courtyard. The goal of the workshops is to teach those who take part about solar energy and how they can conserve it.

 

 

PRE-REGISTER NOW!

 

To preregister for the workshops, which include instruction and a Certificate of Completion signed by Alexandre Dang, email suzanne@schoolhousemuseum.org. For those who don’t preregister but still wish to make a dancing solar butterfly, they may do so with the guidance of museum staff anytime during the event weekend. To see past workshops, visit http://tinyurl.com/po2a89c. To see prior exhibitions, visit http://tinyurl.com/o7pf7qz.

 

 

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Kinetic Flowers by Alexandre Dang

Alexandre Dang comes from a scientific background. Convinced of the need to raise awareness of the potential of environmental friendly technologies (eco-technologies) and sustainable development, he developed his artistic creation often incorporating solar energy as source into his kinetic art works. Though the sun provides 10,000 times more energy to the earth than humans need, more than 1.7 billion people still do not have access to electricity. The pressing need to address this issue is the driving force of Dang’s artistic commitment, where he combines scientific approach, environmental concern and humanism. To learn more, visit solarsolidarite.org.

 

Student working on Solar Butterfly

Student working on Solar Butterfly

Dang will also conduct workshops at Galaxy E3 (Engineering, Energy, Environment) Elementary School in Boynton Beach on Friday, Feb. 6. Students there will also create dancing solar butterflies that will be added to the exhibit at the Schoolhouse Children’s Museum and Learning Center. Both the school and the museum are excited to bring this valuable workshop to their facilities as it aligns with their S.T.E.A.M., Science, Technology, Engineering, Art and Math programming.

 

 

 

 

A Fascinated Art Lover

A Fascinated Art Lover

 

Created by the Boynton Beach Arts Commission and produced by the City of Boynton Beach Art in Public Places program, the International Kinetic Art Exhibit and Symposium is a biennial event held in downtown Boynton Beach that is free and open to the public. Its purpose is to connect the public to one-of-a-kind visual experiences. The event features both indoor and outdoor iconic works of kinetic art, educational presentations and the opportunity to meet an array of international kinetic artists. Other components for 2015 will include the first “Kinetic Connection,” a community based kinetic artwork, and a Solar Tree student kinetic art exhibition. This event is supported by Equity One, Inc., Kinetic Art Organization (KAO), International Sculpture Center, Cultural Council of Palm Beach County, Buffalo Wild Wings, Boca Bearings, and Hacklab.

 

Other sponsors include Solartree Project, Coastal Star, Neighborhood Gallery, Schoolhouse Children’s Museum and Learning Center, The Secret Garden Cafe and the Boynton Beach Community Redevelopment Agency. Additional sponsorship opportunities are available by contacting Debby Coles-Dobay at (561) 742-6026.

 

 

For more information on the 2015 International Kinetic Art Exhibit and Symposium, call (561) 742-6026, email ColesDobayd@bbfl.us or visit IntlKineticArtEvent.org.

 

In addition, The Rickie Report shares the results of the  “Focus on Planning” Photo Contest, which youth and adults participated.

 

 

 

MAYOR ANNOUNCES WINNERS OF THE

“FOCUS ON PLANNING” PHOTO CONTEST

 

The winners of the Focus on Planning Photo Contest were announced by Mayor “Jerry” Taylor. The photo contest was held to commemorate National Community Planning Month and recognize urban design features within the City limits. Photographs must have captured Boynton Beach’s distinctive architecture; its urban designs, cityscapes, landmarks and/or structures.

 

 

Professional photographers and community leaders served as judges and selected finalists, based on subject matter, composition, clarity, lighting, depth of field, artistry/drama, degree of difficulty, technical excellence, creativity and overall impact. Five of the finalists were placed online for the public to choose “A People’s Choice Award”. Nearly 800 votes were cast from all over the world, including places as far as New Zealand and Brazil. Judges then selected the top winner in both the youth category and adult category and Mayor Taylor selected a “Special Mayor’s Award”. Winners are as follows:

 

"Boynton Ballerina" by Hope Spears

“Boynton Ballerina” by Hope Spears

 

 

People’s Choice Award: Boynton Ballerina by Hope Spears

Boynton Ballerina showcases the structures at the Promenade Park, a high level streetscape along Boynton Beach’s waterfront.

 

"Colorful Corridor" by Hope Spears

“Colorful Corridor” by Hope Spears

 

Youth Category Award: Colorful Corridor by Hope Spears

The shot captures the versatility of Las Ventanas, a unique mixed-use living environment combining livability and colorful aesthetics.

 

 

 

"Behind Casa Costas Apartments" by Felicia Houtenbrink

“Behind Casa Costas Apartments” by Felicia Houtenbrink

 

 

Adult Category Award: Behind Casa Costa by Felicia Houtenbrink

This photograph depicts a Class A resort-style condominium property and its waterfront feature, which is one of its stronger selling points.

 

 

"Galaxy E3" by Ellen Budish

“Galaxy E3 Elementary School” by Ellen Budish

 

Special Mayor’s Award: Galaxy E3ES by Ellen Budish

This picture shows Galaxy E3 Choice School, dubbed the greenest school in the galaxy, one of the buildings that best represent efficiency and sustainability in the City.

 

 

“I was impressed by the participation of both local photographers and voters, and anticipate even greater involvement next year. Our City is so fortunate to have many distinctive architectural structures; having a photo contest was a unique way to artistically capture attributes of Boynton’s built environment,” said Mike Rumpf, Director of Planning and Zoning.

 

For more information about the art events in Boynton Beach please contact:

ColesDobayd@bbfl.us

 

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

Rickie Leiter, Publisher

The Rickie Report

P.O.Box 33423

Palm Beach Gardens, FL 33420

Rickie@therickiereport.com

561-537-0291

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

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

 

 

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ART SYNERGY

 

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

 

 

WELCOME TO THE 6 ART SYNERGY “LOOPS”

 

 

Art Synergy includes the following Palm Beach County Art Districts:

Continuum West Palm Beach

Continuum West Palm Beach

 312 Clematis Street, Downtown West Palm Beach, FL

 

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

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

Full Schedule of Events for Continuum:

 

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

 

Antique Row West Palm Beach

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Antique Row Art Walk

January 23-25, 2014

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

 

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

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

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

Participating Galleries

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

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

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

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

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

 

Worth Avenue Art Walk

January 23-26, 2014    5pm – 8pm

 

Participating Galleries

 

Arcature Fine Art

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

 

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Art al’Fresco

January 24, 2014

Boynton Beach Art District

 

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

 6 p.m. to 1 a.m.

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

 

 

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

 

 

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

 

 

 

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ArtX at Historic Northwood Village

January 25, 2014  6 – 11 pm

Historic Northwood Village, West Palm Beach, FL

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

Participating Galleries

 

Hennevelt’s Gallery  510 Northwood Rd.

  • Group Exhibition
  • Painting Demonstration

 

Northwood Glass Art & Gifts  524 Northwood Rd.

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

 

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

  • Group Exhibition
  • Lecture/Demonstration

 

Bohemia AG 536 Northwood Rd.

  • Group Exhibition
  • Artist meet and greet

 

Suzanne Connors Fine Art Gallery  538 Northwood Rd.

  • Art to Wear Trunk Show Event

 

Harold’s Coffee Lounge   509 Northwood Rd.

  • Local artist painting exhibit

 

Jabo  437 Northwood Rd.

  • Group Exhibition

 

Christopher Gatelock Imagine Studios & Art Gallery  512 Northwood Rd.

  • Photographic Art Exhibit & Tour

 

RAW Gallery  508A Northwood Rd.

  • Collage Demonstration by owner/artist Dee Carnelli

 

Gallery 418  418 Northwood Rd.

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

 

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

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

 

January 26, 2014

 

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

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

 

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

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

 

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

 

 

 

Full Schedule of Events and Galleries participating

 

 

Celestial Hunter Drums
1202 Lake Avenue, Deco Building

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

Antonio Designs
1205 Lucerne Avenue, Deco Building

  • Handmade semi precious stone jewelry
  • Jewelry demonstrations

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

  • Ceramic Art & Paintings

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

  • Open Exhibit

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

  • Exhibit opening that day
  • Live music

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

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

Kristine Yeste
(1202 Lake Avenue, Deco Building)

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

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

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

Louise Noakes
1202 Lucerne Avenue, Modern Building

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

Nardone
1202 Lucerne Avenue, Modern Building

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

 

 

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

 

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

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

 

 

 

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

Rickie Leiter, Publisher

The Rickie Report

P.O.Box 33423

Palm Beach Gardens, FL 33420

Rickie@therickiereport.com

561-537-0291