Original Fine Artwork Sale In Person At Paul Fisher Gallery November 14 And On Line Through December 14 To Benefit Sam Perry’s Medical Treatments

Longtime Armory Art Center instructor and artist, Sam Perry is fighting for his life after cancer surgery.  Sam’s wife, Carole Philippe launched a GoFundMe campaign and the art community has united to support Sam by donating original fine art works to sell at the Paul Fisher Gallery or via Instagram. An In Person Preview/Purchase event on Saturday, November 14 takes place at the Paul Fisher Gallery. Admission is Free, but you must RSVP. Social distancing and masks will be enforced. The sale continues on Instagram through December 14, 2020.  We urge you to look at the full exhibit and make a purchase. 100% of sales will go toward Sam’s medical bills. The Rickie Report shares the details and some sneak peeks of the artworks (prices begin at $30).

 

 

 

 

 

IN   PERSON    PREVIEW/PURCHASE   EVENT

SATURDAY, NOVEMBER 14, 2020

 

 

4 – 9 PM

Paul Fisher Gallery

433 Flamingo Drive, Palm Beach, FL

 

 

RSVP is required by emailingsamperrybenefit@gmail.com

 

Social distancing & masks will be enforced and attendance will be limited.

 

 

 

To purchase online, send private message:  gf.me/u/y4w2tj

Please Like and Share this Art Sale benefit Page:

 

Original Artworks by Ray Gross, Aya Bendat, Steve Brouse

 

 

VIRTUAL   ART    SALE   CONTINUES   ON

INSTAGRAM

THROUGH   DECEMBER 14, 2020

 

 

www.instagram.com/samperrybenefit

 

 

 

 

 

The COVID-19 pandemic has made this year difficult for many artists. But for longtime Armory Art Center instructor and artist Sam Perry, it was a colon cancer diagnosis and not the coronavirus that has put his health and livelihood in peril. 

 

 

Perry, who has been an instructor at the Armory for more than 20 years, lacks health insurance to cover some of the costs for his cancer treatment. “Sam is one of our longest-standing instructors, who has poured his heart and soul into the Armory,” said Executive Director Tom Pearson. “It’s so important to support each other in these times, and we want to do anything we can to support Sam.”

 

 

 

Original Artworks by Vicki Siegel, Renata Rodrigues, Maxine Spector, Anthony Burks Sr.

 

 

During the event, if someone is interested in purchasing a work, they will make the donation directly to Sam’s GoFundMe page and show an event coordinator the proof of donation and they can then take the artwork. All artwork not sold that evening will still be available for purchase on Instagram.

 

Original Artworks by Cassandra Nordenbrock, Deborah Bigeleisen, Michael Blair

 

 

The art community has responded to their fellow artist’s needs like a family – with creativity and generosity. They have donated their artworks and Sam will receive 100% of the proceeds.

 

 

 

For more information, visit the event’s Facebook page
 

www.gofundme.com/f/sam-s-recovery-to-cancer

Or Call Cassandra at 561-329-0024 or Heather at 615-500-8895

 

 

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Rickie@therickiereport.com   561-537-0291

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Armory Art Center Celebrates 1st Annual West Palm Beach Arts Festival On December 2nd And 3rd

The 1st Annual West Palm Beach Arts Festival at the Armory Art Center presented by PNC Arts Alive is a Must-Attend Event on December 3rd and 4th.  It will feature local and out-of-town artists showing and selling fine art and fine crafts, lots of live music, demonstrations, food trucks, and activities for all ages. This Rickie Report shares the details so you don’t miss any of the action!

 

 

 

 

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1700 Parker Avenue     W. Palm Beach, FL 33401

 

 

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1st Annual West Palm Beach Arts Festival

 

Saturday, December 3

Sunday, December 4

10 am – 5 pm

 

1700 Parker Avenue W. Palm Beach, FL 33401

Armory Art Center Campus

Parking: Dreyfoos School of the Arts/Shuttle provided www.westpalmbeachartsfestival.com

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Ceramics

 

 

Visit:

WestPalmBeachArtsFestival.com

For the most up-to-date information about the Festival

 

 

 

 

Festival Activities:

Fine Art
Crafts
Jewelry
Ceramics
Kid’s Activities
Food
Entertainment
Demonstrations

 

 

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Orchid City Brass Band

 

 

 

“With 158 artists from around the country applying to this juried festival, the exhibitors chosen offer great variety so the festival can serve a wide-range of tastes from youth to sophisticated art buyers,” said Liza Niles, Chief of Education and Exhibitions at the Armory and Festival judge.   “This is an ideal family weekend to enjoy quality art and music with perfect timing for holiday shopping!” said Armory Executive Director Dr. Tom Pearson.

 

The Festival presents music, demonstrations, and food trucks. Featured performers include the Roaring Kelly Band, Orchid City Brass Band, Psychic Ghost, Les Nuages with Frank Cerabino, and PB State College Jazz Quintet, Quartet, & Sextet. From 5:30-7:00 p.m. Bak Middle School of the Arts will perform their chamber concert and Holiday Gala on Saturday in Montgomery Hall.

 

 

Art demonstrations will be presented and Armory Art School instructors will run a Kid’s Zone for children from ages 5 to 10 to create holiday crafts while their parents are shopping for holiday gifts of unique art. Parking will be available at the Dreyfoos School of the Arts with a shuttle running to and from the Armory.

 

West Palm Beach Arts Festival T-shirts and a limited edition commemorative poster will be available at the guest services booth.

 

 

“The Armory is proud to be the recipient of the PNC Arts Alive grant. PNC’s commitment  to the arts helps our community to be a cultural destination for tourists and locals alike,” noted Ellen Vaughan, Chief of Development at the Armory Art Center. The generous support of the West Palm Beach Arts Festival by our media sponsors will ensure that this is a well-attended event. Media sponsors include The Palm Beach Post, Legend’s 100.3 FM, Jupiter Magazine, The Palm Beacher, WXEL South Florida PBS, WLRN public radio, and Palms West Monthly. The Armory is also grateful for the ongoing support of Ford Harrison, the Board of County Commissioners, the Tourist Development Council, and the Cultural Council of Palm Beach County.

 

SCHEDULE:

 

Saturday, December 3rd

10:00 Welcome

10:05 Urban Youth Impact

10:30 Palm Beach State College Jazz Quintet

11:00 Drawing, Painting and Mixed Media and Printmaking Demonstration

11:30 Roaring Kelly Band

1:00 Blacksmithing Demonstration and Enamel Demonstration

1:45 Palm Beach State College Jazz Quartet

2:30 Raku and Sandcasting Demonstration

3:00 Psychic Ghost

5:30 Bak MSOA Strings, Band, Piano Chamber Concert

Sunday, December 4th

 

11:00 Les Nuages (“The Clouds”) with Frank Cerabino

11:15 Welding Demonstration and 3-D Printing

11:30 Roaring Kelly Band

1:00 Letter Press Demonstration and Cyanotype Demonstration

2:00 Orchid City Brass Band

2:30 Glass Image Transfer Demonstration and Ceramics: Throwing Large

3:45 Palm Beach State College Sextet

 

 

About PNC Arts Alive

 

Since its debut in 2009, PNC Arts Alive has awarded $13 million in grants to enterprising cultural organizations in Columbus, Ohio, Philadelphia, and St. Louis, communities served by PNC and the PNC Foundation. PNC Arts Alive has supported new exhibitions, art festivals, pop-up theater, music performances, mobile arts vans, family arts programs, and a variety of community arts projects. This award-winning program has earned recognition from Americans for the Arts in New York City along with regional arts organizations. Grant recipients are selected by PNC and a committee composed of officials from arts and community organizations. Applications for the 2017 season will be posted in March. For more information, please visit www.pncartsalive.com

 

 

 

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. Held in twelve state-of-the-art studios, nearly 100 courses are offered including ceramics, digital arts, drawing, glass fusing, jewelry, painting, printmaking, fibers, sculpture, and 20 exhibitions are hosted annually in four galleries.

For more information, visit www.armoryart.org or call 561-832-1776 x33.

 

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The Rickie Report

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Rickie@therickiereport.com

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