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

 

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48th Annual Gem, Mineral, Jewelry, Bead & Fossil Show Offers Classes, Activities, Shopping for the Whole Family

The 48th annual Gem, Mineral, Jewelry, Bead & Fossil Show is coming to the South Florida Fair & Expo East. The title is a mouthful, but there really is a lot to see and do at this show!  The Rickie Report is giving readers a preview of this not-to-be-missed event! It’s not too early to save November 22nd and 23rd on your calendars!  Use our special coupon for discount admission.

 

 

Gem and Mineral Society of the Palm Beaches

Presents

48th Annual

 

Gem, Mineral, Jewelry, Bead & Fossil Show

 

November 22nd   9 am – 6 pm

November 23rd   10 am – 5 pm

 

The South Florida Fairgrounds

 

Expo Center East 9067 Southern Blvd. West Palm Beach

 

 

 

Meteor

Gibeon Meteorite

 

 

 

 

Jeff Slutsky, President of the Gem and Mineral Society of the Palm Beaches tells The Rickie Report, “We strive to provide a family oriented, culturally stimulating show each year. Proceeds from this show provide the operating budget for the Society for the following year. Our show is run totally by our member volunteers.”

 

 

 

 

Demonstrations and Classes will be Part of this Year's Show

Demonstrations and Classes will be Part of this Year’s Show

 

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The Society offers many types of educational and cultural experiences. We operate a full lapidary shop open to our members. We also offer classes in lapidary and jewelry making for adults as well as children.

 

 

Gem, Mineral and Fossil Hunters from 2013 Event

Gem, Mineral and Fossil Hunters from 2013 Event

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Huge selection from beads, pearls and gemstones world wide.

 

 

 

Monthly meetings are held at the West Palm Beach Garden Club in Dreher Park on the 3rd Thursday of each month and feature guest speakers or demonstrations that are educational as well as entertaining.

 

 

 

 

Ancient Fossils

Ancient Fossils

 

 

For more information and Membership applications please visit: www.gemandmineral.cc.

 

 

 

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International Kinetic Art Exhibit/Symposium in Boynton Beach!

The Rickie Report is pleased to share that from February 6-8, 2015, everyone will be able to partake in the International Kinetic Art Exhibit and Symposium.  This is the second FREE biennial event. This event will connect you to one-of-a-kind visual experiences.  
  • Tour 16 iconic kinetic artworks installed outdoor in east Boynton Beach.
  • Participate in the first Kinetic Connection, a community based created kinetic artwork.
  • Join special S.T.E.A.M. learning based youth workshops and see the Solar Tree kinetic art student exhibit!
  • Enjoy over 60 Indoor kinetic artworks and site specific installations.
  • Interact with kinetic art influenced inventions and technological innovations.
  • Attend engaging and educational presentations.
  • Meet international kinetic artists

Kinetic artists seek to propel the mind to wonder and to encourage viewers to appreciate art forms in motion and learn about other ways they can benefit society. Kinetic Art is created by artists who push the boundaries of traditional, static art forms to introduce visual experiences that will engage the audience and profoundly change the course of modern art

 

 

 

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Jerzy

Jerzy

 

“Kinetic artists seek to propel the mind to wonder and to encourage viewers to appreciate the Art in Motion. Kinetic art is created by artists who push the boundaries of traditional, static art forms to introduce visual experiences that are engaging, benefit society and profoundly change our lives.”

 

Cheong

Edwin Cheong, “Bloomer Tree”

Meet Some of the Artists

EDWIN CHEONG – SINGAPORE

Bloomer Tree

EdwinCheong.com

Edwin@ EdwinCheong.com

PAUL DANIEL – MD

Sun Tattler

PaulDanielSculpture.blogspot.com

PDaniel2@verizon.net

LIN EMERY – LA

Lyric

LinEmery.com

Lin@LinEmery.com

JEFF KAHN – PA

Transcending Tides

JeffKahnSculpture.com

JKahn3@verizon.net

JOHN KING – CO

Butterfly Tree ll

JohnKingArts.com

John1King2@msn.com

RALFONSO – WPB & SWITZERLAND

Twist

Ralfonso.com

Ralfonso@Ralfonso.com

For information about the 2015 International Kinetic Art Exhibit and Symposium visit: www.IntlKineticArtEvent.org.

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John King

John King

February 6-8, 2015 International Kinetic Art Exhibit and Symposium created by the Boynton Beach Arts Commission produced by the City of Boynton Beach through its Art in Public Places program. It’s a signature cultural event for the City’s Strategic Plan and is key to it’s economic development planning.

The objectives of this biennial Symposium are to:

  • The goal is to deliver an Art and Cultural event that transcended typical art fairs, delivers international attention to the City of Boynton Beach and educated and engaged a diverse audience about public art.
  • Celebrate the dynamic and compelling aspects of today’s kinetic art to the general public, public art professionals, as well as art and museum curators, and gallerists.
  • Build public and private interest in collecting and/or commissioning kinetic art through exposure to its rich historical context and through exhibitions of its various contemporary forms.
  • Motivate educators to incorporate kinetic art into the S.T.E.A.M. curriculum. The importance of adding “art” to STEM (science, technology, engineering, and math) is to utilize both sides of the brain and to make learning “fun.”
  • Stimulate creative applications of various technologies in kinetic art, including “green” technologies in concert with the City’s Green Building Program.
  • Create a highly visible, bi-annual, international event that nurtures an exciting contemporary art form, while stimulating the local economy, creating an important cultural destination, and revitalizing a local community.
Jeff Kahn

Jeff Kahn

_________________________________________________________Boynton Beach Art in Public Places MISSION/VISION

? Why Art in Public Places

Our mission is to integrate the arts into the greater community. The purpose is to stimulate cultural interaction, education and economic development by selecting, siting, installing and maintaining public art.

 

:How We are Funded

The Art in Public Places program is funded through a one-percent public art impact fee. As development occurs, public art is integrated into the architecture, infrastructure, landscape and greenways throughout Boynton Beach.

 

Our Successes:

54 Public art in development projects www.BoyntonBeachArts.org

Art in Public Places videos 2012 & 2013 www.BoyntonBeachArts.org

International Kinetic Art Exhibit & Symposium www.IntlKineticArtEvent.org

Kinetic videos 2013 Kinetic Art Video | 2013 International Kinetic Art Exhibit & Symposium

6th year Avenue of the Arts Avenue of the Arts – City of Boynton Beach

Exhibits in City facilities

BBAD, Boynton Beach Arts District

Face Book: Boynton Beach Art District

 

Our Dream:

The vision for Art in Public Places  Program is to connect the cultural environment in Boynton Beach with the global community.

 

Like us on Face book Boynton Beach Art in Public Places

The Art in Public Places Program provides jobs for artists and art related businesses, attracts visitors, creative placemaking and contributes to economic development.

Emery

Lin Emery

 

For more information please contact Debby Coles-Dobay, City of Boynton Beach Public Art Administrator, at 561-742-6026.
Visit Boynton Beach Art in Public Places or www.boyntonbeacharts.org.

 

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