Kirsten Hines: Writer, Photographer and Environmental Educator Shows Artwork and Books At Numerous South Florida Venues

Kirsten Hines is a writer, photographer and environmental educator. She’s had her lunch stolen by monkeys in the forests of Borneo, battled crocodiles in Australia, faced down a bowl of boiled frogs in China and checked off her last continent with penguins in the Antarctic.   The Rickie Report is honored to share this article about her work and is eager for you to meet her at one of many opportunities in Southeast Florida.  While she will have to tell you herself about being stashed under thorny bushes by Maasi in Kenya, we bring you some sneak peeks of her photos and details of upcoming events.  She is available to speak for groups- you will be spellbound by her stories! Meet Kirsten this weekend at the Delray Beach Festival Of The Arts!

 

 

K I R S T E N      H I N E S

 

 

 

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Kirsten Hines at FAPA Awards

 

 

 

Kirsten has traveled the world, and as she continues her journeys, we are luck enough to be able to come along by seeing her photography, reading her books and listening to her lectures.  When Kirsten explores, she spends long periods of time in the natural environment.  “I spent three years wandering the wilds of Borneo, Thailand, Cambodia, Vietnam, Australia, New Zealand, Laos and taught in China”.  Her blog entries are not like reading a novel – you feel like you are there with her!

 

 

 

 

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Pygmy Sloth, Photo by Kirsten Hines

 

Kirsten Hines tells The Rickie Report, “Focused on conservation and nature travel, I am a writer, photographer, and environmental educator with an M.Sc. in biology. I was raised in the Philippines but have been based in Miami since 1998”.

 

 

 

 

 

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Mountain Gazelles , Photo by Kirsten Hines

 

 

 

Birders will be amazed and wildlife lovers will be enthralled.   Her “Nature & Travel” blog includes reviews, tips, travelogues, and general nature, plus travel-related tales, written in a creative non-fiction style. Most entries are illustrated by her photography, and more of her images can be seen on her website’s photo gallery.  The black-necked stilt and red-masked parakeets are from the “South Florida Birds and Gardens” collection, Canyon Reflections and Shifting Sands are from the “Nature in Abstract collection”, and the mountain gazelles and pygmy sloth are from the “Nature and Travel” collection. 

 

 

 

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Black-Necked Stilt, Photo by Kirsten Hines

 

 

 

Upcoming Art Festivals & Exhibitions:

Delray Beach Festival of the Arts: January 23-24, 2016 @ Downtown Delray Beach

Wellington ArtFest: January 30-31, 2016 @ Wellington Amphitheater

St. Stephen’s Art Show: February 13-15, 2016 @ Coconut Grove

Key Biscayne Arts Festival: March 19-20, 2016 @ Village Green, Key Biscayne

Las Olas Art Fair: April 2-3, 2016 @ Las Olas Boulevard, Ft. Lauderdale

 

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Canyon Reflections, Photo by Kirsten Hines

Upcoming Presentations:

 

January 28, 2016 – 7:00pm @ Curtiss Mansion, Miami Springs (Key Biscayne history)

*February 1, 2016 – 12:15pm @ Wellington Garden Club, Wellington

*February 2, 2016 – 7:00pm @ Audubon of the Western Everglades, Naples

*February 4, 2016 – 1:30pm @ Key West Garden Club, Key West

February 16, 2016 – 7:30pm @ Palm Beach Florida Native Plant Society, West Palm Beach

February 23, 2016 – 7:00pm @ Palmetto Bay Garden Club, Palmetto Bay

March 17, 2016 – 12:00pm @ Key Biscayne Community Center, Key Biscayne

*April 25, 2016 – 7:30pm @ Tropical Fern & Exotic Plant Society, Coral Gables

*Attendance dependent upon membership or requires a fee for non-members.

 

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Parakeets, Photo by Kirsten Hines

 

For more information about Kirsten Hines:

kirstennaturetravel@gmail.com

Check out my books: Attracting Birds to South Florida Gardens, Birds of Fairchild, Key Biscayne
Learn more at: www.KirstenNatureTravel.com
Follow me on: Facebook, Twitter and Instagram

 

 

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Rickie Leiter, Publisher

The Rickie Report

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Rickie@therickiereport.com

561-537-0291

25th Annual Delray Beach Festival of the Arts Features Free Art Giveaway and More

The Delray Beach Festival of the Arts celebrates it’s 25th Anniversary this year, when it returns January 18 – 19, 2014.  Art enthusiasts will have the opportunity to register to win the free art giveaway featuring the work of Delray Beach resident and watercolor artist Pat Kaufman.  The 28”x40” framed Gicleé of the watercolor painting titled “Cottages of South Swinton Avenue” will be on display in Pat’s booth where registration will also take place.  No purchase is necessary to participate and the winner will be announced on Sunday at 4:00 p.m.  The Rickie Report is pleased to share the details in this article.  Kudos to Pat, whom we’ve written about in previous articles!

 

 

 

25th Anniversary

 

 

Downtown Delray Beach Festival of the Arts

 

January 18 – 19, Saturday & Sunday, 10 am – 5 pm

 

Atlantic Avenue in Downtown Delray Beach (US-I across the Intercoastal Bridge to AIA)

Navigational address:  1111 East Atlantic Avenue, Delray Beach, FL 33483

Support the Arts and the Local Community

Free and open to the public

 

 

   

One mile of Atlantic Avenue in Downtown Delray Beach, starting at US 1 and continuing east over the Intracoastal Waterway to A1A and the Atlantic Ocean, will be transformed into an outdoor art gallery with original artwork and affordable gift items by more than 300 artists from the U.S.   Enjoy eclectic art displays, live music and a free art giveaway from Pat Kaufman of Delray Beach. Saturday & Sunday, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.   This event is free to the public.

 

 

 

Festival promoter Howard Alan Events is thrilled to announce this Downtown Delray Beach Festival of the Arts, has been ranked the 65th top art fair in the United States by Sunshine Artist, the nation’s leading publication for art and craft shows.   “This is a wildly popular event,” says festival promoter Howard Alan.  “It truly is a wonderful honor and distinction as it was selected from among more than 10,000 festivals in the country.”

 

 

 

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“Cottages South Swinton Avenue” by Pat Kaufman

 

 

The show will celebrate it’s 25th Anniversary this year, when it returns January 18 – 19, 2014.  Art enthusiasts will have the opportunity to register to win the free art giveaway featuring the work of Delray Beach resident and watercolor artist Pat Kaufman.  The 28”x40” framed Gicleé of the watercolor painting titled “Cottages of South Swinton Avenue” will be on display in Pat’s booth where registration will also take place.  No purchase is necessary to participate and the winner will be announced on Sunday at 4:00 p.m.  Visit Pat’s website to learn more about her work and explore her online gallery.

 

Festival Information At – A -Glance:

 

  • Juried gallery style outdoor art showcase
  • Consistently ranked among top 100 fine art shows in the country by Sunshine Artist magazine
  • Largest art affair in South Florida spanning one mile of Atlantic Avenue in Downtown Delray Beach
  • Original Art – Handmade in America
  • 300 artists from 30 different states
  • Prices set to suit all budgets – ranging from as little as $25 to $30,000
  • Artists hand-selected by independent panel of expert judges from hundreds of applicants
  • All artists on site for duration of festival
  • Vast array of artistic media including paintings, sculptures, photography, ceramics, glass, wood, handmade jewelry, collage, mixed media

 

 

Free Art Giveaway:  28” x 40” framed Gicleé of watercolor painting titled “Cottages of South Swinton Avenue” by Delray Beach resident and exhibitor Pat Kaufman.  Pat has painted many of the wonderful homes in Delray along with many historic buildings.  She enjoys doing commission paintings as well.   Pat offers watercolor classes on Tuesdays  from 1-4 and 6-9.  Reservations are needed.  Pat’s studio/gallery “Tropical Watercolors” is located in Artists’ Alley.

Visit Pat’s website to learn more about her work   www.patkaufmanart.com

 

 

Meet Jeweler, Carol Adams

 

Pendant by Carol Adams

Pendant by Carol Adams

Carol Adams has been a full time metal smith for the past 30 years.   She tells The Rickie Report, ” Self taught as a jeweler, I have a painting and sculpture background from my studies at The Art Institute of Chicago  (B.F.A. 1974).  All of my pieces are one of a kind and fabricated in precious metals”.  
Earrings by Carol Adams

Earrings by Carol Adams

Carol incorporates a variety of techniques including but not limited to forging, fusing, reticulation, chasing, and piercing.  She goes on to share, ” The work that you are viewing is not from a production studio.  It is fabricated by me from start to finish.  I have no helpers, assistants or apprentices.  In a world full of mass produced objects, I hope that you will find my work refreshing and exciting”.  

For more information contact Carol at www.caroladamsjewelry.com

 

 

Earrings by Carol Adams

Earrings by Carol Adams

 

About Howard Alan Events, Ltd.:

 

Howard Alan Events, a Florida-based company, develops and presents art and craft shows throughout the country. For the past 25 years, Howard Alan Events has produced some of the nation’s finest juried art shows, including more than 40 venues each year such as the Downtown Aspen Art Festival (Aspen, CO), Beaver Creek Art Festival (Beaver Creek, CO), Chicago Tribune North Michigan Avenue Art Festival (Chicago, IL), and the Las Olas Art Fairs, (Fort Lauderdale, FL). Several shows are ranked in the top 100 art fairs in the country by Sunshine Artist magazine. The founders personally select culture rich cities for their show locations providing a complete outdoor experience unmatched by other festivals. Each show is unique and features works of both established and emerging artists.

 

 

For additional information on the 25th Anniversary Downtown Delray Beach Festival of the Arts and other Howard Alan Events art and craft shows across the country, visit www.artfestival.com or call 561-746-6615.

 

 

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