Armory Art Center Celebrates 30th Anniversary With Public Reception

The public is invited to celebrate the 30th Anniversary of the Armory Art Center on Monday, November 21st!  Join in a cocktail party atmosphere with a short program, a special Arts Festival poster unveiling, and champagne toast. This is a Free Open to the public event.  The Rickie Report shares the details and some historic photos. The Armory Art Center is one of the jewels in the cultural crown of Palm Beach County – let’s celebrate! 

 

 

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1700 Parker Avenue   West Palm Beach, FL 33401

 

 

 

 

30th Anniversary of the Armory Art Center Celebration

Monday, November 21, 2016

6:00-8:00 pm

East Gallery  

Free and Open To The Public

 

 

 

 

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Armory Art Deco Building circa 1987

 

 

 

About the Armory:

Housed in a historic art deco building, the Armory provides art classes for students of all ages, exhibitions, art salons, lectures, and special events. Nearly 100 courses held in 12 state-of-the-art studios are offered including ceramics, digital arts, drawing, glass fusing, jewelry, painting, printmaking, fibers, sculpture, and 20 exhibitions are hosted annually in four galleries.

 

 

Our Mission and Vision:

The mission of the Armory Art Center is to inspire the creation and experience of art. The Armory’s vision is to be the leading visual arts education and exhibition center of the Palm Beaches

 

Our History:

When the Norton Museum closed its art school in 1986, a dedicated group of artists, art teachers, and community activists formed the Armory Art Center to ensure the continuation of practical art instruction in Palm Beach County. In seeking a new home for the art school, they looked to the neglected Armory building constructed in 1939 by the Works Progress Administration (WPA) in an Art Deco style and designed by William Manley King. The building was a National Guard Armory from 1939 to 1982. By the late 1980s, after a period of multiple community uses including high school dances, the building was scheduled for demolition when the art activists and the Palm Beach County Cultural Council came together to convince the City of West Palm Beach to spare the building from demolition and allow it to be transformed into an art center.

 

 

The Armory Art Center was incorporated as a not-for-profit organization on November 21, 1986, after the art group renovated the abandoned Art Deco structure into a vibrant space for art classes and art exhibitions. The center opened its doors to the public in July 1987 as a result of generous contributions from its many supporters, most notably Robert and Mary Montgomery and the Historic Preservation and Cultural Facilities Grants of the State of Florida. In 1992 the Armory was listed on the National Register of Historic Places.

 

Over the past three decades the Armory has taught art classes to thousands of emerging artists of all ages and cultures, exhibited art in hundreds of shows, given workshops taught by national and international visiting master artists, provided summer art camp for thousands of young people, and given over 47 artists-in-residence from around the United States and abroad the opportunity to hone their craft while teaching classes. The Armory looks to a long future of enhancing artistic life in the Palm Beaches.

 

 

 

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For more information about this event, classes, workshops and exhibits:

armoryart.org

 

 

 

 

 

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Artists Wanted For LOT 23 Artist Colony In Popular Northwood Village

Northwood Village, one of the trendiest and art-centric neighborhoods in West Palm Beach, could be your new home with the West Palm Beach Community Redevelopment Agency’s LOT 23 Artist in Residence program. In partnership with the Center for Creative Education, this program provides apartments at a substantially discounted rate and, in return, resident artists provide community service hours in the form of art education for local residents. Artists from all disciplines are encouraged to apply for current vacancies as the WPB CRA is seeking to incorporate additional variety to the educational community classes.  The Rickie Report shares the details and urges creatives to attend the Information Program on Friday, November 18th.

 

 

Artists Wanted for Lot 23 Artist Colony

In WPB’s Popular Northwood Village


Vacancies available for artists to rent at a discounted rate in exchange for community service

 

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Northwood Village

 

 

 

Lot 23 Artist in Residence program

Open House:

Friday, November 18 at 6:00 pm

At the Center for Creative Education

 425 24th Street in Northwood Village

Attendees will receive details about the program along with tours of the classrooms, artist studio and apartments, all within walking distance of each other.

 

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“The LOT 23 Artist In Residence program is a unique way to provide cultural opportunities for the community,” said Jon Ward, West Palm Beach Community Redevelopment Agency Executive Director. “Creating a program that not only benefits talented individuals with affordable living arrangements, but also inspires and educates future creators, innovators and artists is a tremendous asset for our community.”

 

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LOT 23

 

 

LOT 23 resident artists can demonstrate their creativity, share their talents and engage community members by creating and teaching classes, special events and art shows. Craig McInnis, a freelance artist with a background in commercial and fine arts, is one of the current resident artists who teaches classes such as Drawing Fundamentals and Acrylic Innovations to students at the Center for Creative Education.

 

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LOT 23 Resident, Craig McInnis Teaching a Class

 

 

“I enjoy the challenge of teaching all skill levels in my favorite mediums,” said McInnis. “The community I live in is important to me and this program allows me to get to know my neighbors and give back by sharing my creative gifts.” In addition to inspiring local students, McInnis also serves as the President of Art Synergy, Art Director for The Event Group, Creative Director for Fright Nights at the South Florida Fairgrounds and Theme Set Designer for the South Florida Fair.

 

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An Example of Classes Offered by Residents of LOT 23 at Center For Creative Education

 

 

All classes provided by Lot 23 resident artists are free to the community and held in a variety of venues throughout Northwood Village, Pleasant City and West Palm Beach. There is a diverse mix of classes for both children and adults that offer art opportunities for all skills levels. No registration is needed and all supplies are provided. For a current list of classes visit: http://cceflorida.org/lot-23/.

 

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Northwood Village

 

 

All creative disciplines are welcome to apply for the LOT 23 Artist In Residence program. The Northwood Village apartment units are 2bd/1 bath and rent for $350 per month with 20 hours per month of community service/classes required. The LOT 23 apartments are located at 608 and 610 23rd Street, West Palm Beach. For more information or to apply for one of available units, visit http://cceflorida.org/lot23-artists-in-residence/ or call (561) 805-9927.

 

About the West Palm Beach Community Redevelopment Agency:

Nationally recognized as one of the most innovative CRAs in the country, the West Palm Beach Community Redevelopment Agency (CRA) sets the standard for redevelopment through award – winning marketing and branding campaigns, events and attractive business incentive programs. The mission of the CRA is to enhance the viability, long‐term stability and the overall economic health of the Downtown City Center and Northwood Pleasant City districts, the core of the City of West Palm Beach.

For more about the Community Redevelopment Agency, visit: wpb.org/cra

 

 

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Rickie Leiter, Publisher

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Rickie@therickiereport.com

561-537-0291

“Scary Art Exhibit” At Galleria Gilda Includes Call For Artists And Save The Date For Art Patrons To Attend Gartel Wicked Halloween Bash

Galleria Gilda in Lake Worth announces  the “Scary Art Exhibit” with a Halloween opening party which will take place on Saturday, October 1st.   Each artist may submit up to 5 pieces of work.  The entry fee provides admission for submitting artists to the Gartel Wicked Halloween Bash, selected exhibiting artists entry fee will also cover 1 guest. ARTISTS DEADLINE: AUGUST 31st.  ART PATRONS: SAVE THE DATE for the Opening Party! The Rickie Report shares the details and some photos from previous exhibits.  Jurors are: Katie Deits, Former Director of Lighthouse ArtCenter, Debby Coles-Dobay Public Arts Manager of Boynton Beach Florida, Angela Yungk Co-Founder and Co-Publisher of Art Hive magazine.  Final Judging and awards by the father of Digital Art, Laurence Gartel who will also be the top host for the Halloween party.

 

 

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ARTISTS  IN  FLORIDA, LLC

&

GALLERIA GILDA

 

2211 North Dixie Highway Lake Worth, FL 33460
561-839-3054
Wed. – Sat.: 11am – 6pm
Sun. 1pm – 5pm
Mon. & Tues. Gallery closed for workshops

Presents:

“Scary Art Exhibit”

at the

Gartel Wicked Halloween Bash

 

Saturday, October 1st

6 – 11 pm

Costumes encouraged!

Enjoy Music,Entertainment, Art!!

 

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DETAILS:

 

  • Each artist may submit up to 5 pieces of work for $30

 

  • Entry fee provides admission for submitting artists to Gartel Wicked Halloween Bash, selected exhibiting artists entry fee will also cover 1 guest.

 

  • Deadline for submission 8/31 midnight.

 

  • Notification 9/7,

 

  • Delivery 9/29

 

  • Pickup 11/2

 

  • Artwork will be juried into the exhibit by 3 prominent local artistic professionals:

Katie Deits, Former Director of Lighthouse Art Center, Debby-Coles-Dobay Public Art Manager, Boynton beach Florida, Angela Yungk Co-Founder and Co-Publisher of Art Hive magazine.

Final Judging and awards by the father of Digital Art, Laurence Gartel who will also be the top host for the Halloween party.

 

 

EVERYONE  IS  INVITED:

 

A bunch of crazy fun

Body painting

Costume contests

Donald and Hillary look alike contest

Entertainment

FUN!

Games

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For more details:  www.artinfl.org

 

Galleria Gilda Offers:

  • Wall space
  • Exhibit space
  • Small studio space for rent
  • Workshops and Classes including painting, drawing, pastel, jewelry, photography, and photography editing programs plus visiting guest from time to time.
  • Once a week socials are also offered in adult coloring and encaustics with all materials supplied including snacks.
  • The group tries to meet every other month to discuss upcoming events and each other’s artwork.
  • Our Motto is to be Dedicated to Developing the Artists of Florida and support the important role art plays in our society
  • Galleria Gilda Gallery, in association with Artists in Florida Organization, have both member and commission work on exhibit along with guest exhibitors.

Hours:

Tuesday – Saturday 11am to 6pm, Sunday 1pm to 5pm.

Please visit with our staff and see what Galleria Gilda is all about!

For more information, including class schedules:

Visit our website at www.artinfl.org

or email

info@artinfl.org

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The Rickie Report

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Palm Beach Gardens, FL 33420

Rickie@therickiereport.com

561-537-0291

 

Armory Art Center’s Annual Holiday Sale Features Unique Hand-Made Items Plus A Free Children’s Workshop

The best way to do holiday shopping and discovering great artists is at the Armory Art Center’s Holiday Sale!  The annual Holiday Sale features unique, hand-made items created by the Armory faculty and students. Attendees will find ceramics, jewelry, sculpture, glass, and more at reasonable prices. Any Faculty or Students who want to sign up have until tomorrow!  The Rickie Report shares these details plus information about a Free Children’s Workshop on December 5th.  The Holiday Sale takes place on Friday, December 4th and Saturday, December 5th. This is a Free event to attend.

 

 

 

 

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Armory Art Center

1700 Parker Avenue

West Palm Beach, Florida 33401

561.832.1776

 

 

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Friday, December 4, 2015

 4:00 to 8:00 pm

and

Saturday, December 5

10:00 am to 6:00 pm

In Montgomery Hall

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Handmade Jewelry and Fused Glass For Sale

This event is a great occasion to discover the Armory’ talented art community and have an opportunity to see and purchase their work. This is a great time to do for holiday shopping!

 

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One-of-A-Kind Ceramics Will Be On Sale

 

Armory Students and Faculty:

Do you want to participate in the Holiday Sale?

See Mark Walnock in  the Ceramics Department to sign up or call him with questions at 561.832.1776 x 37

Sign up ends on Tomorrow: Saturday, November 28, 2015

 

Holiday Craft Workshop For Children

Saturday, December 5th

1:00 – 2:00 pm

Free

 

While parents and guardians will be shopping, kids aged 5-12 will be able to participate to a free workshop taught by Armory Art Center faculty. Children will learn how to make holiday crafts. This workshop will take place on Saturday, December 5 from 1:00 to 2:00 pm.

 

 

 

About The Armory Art Center:

 

The mission of the Armory Art Center is to inspire the creation and experience of art. The Armory’s vision is to be the leading visual arts education and exhibition center of the Palm Beaches. Housed in an historic Art Deco building, the Armory provides art classes for students of all ages, exhibitions, art salons, lectures, and special events. Twenty exhibitions are hosted annually in three galleries. Nearly 100 courses held in 12 state-of-the-art studios are offered including ceramics, digital arts, drawing, glass fusing, jewelry, painting, printmaking, fibers, sculpture, and more. For more information, visit www.armoryart.org or call 561-832-1776 x33.

 

 

 

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

Rickie Leiter, Publisher

The Rickie Report

P.O.Box 33423

Palm Beach Gardens, FL 33420

Rickie@therickiereport.com

561-537-0291