Wearable Art, Couture And Photography Combine At Fashion Week

Fusion Fashion & Art Productions is winning fashion and business for the Palm Beaches & Florida!  Success follows Palm Beach International Fashion Week produced by Lilyana Eisele. The kick-off on Sunday, October 25th will be an Absolute Auction. Pieces include couture jewelry by Palm Beach designer Idalia Baudo, flamed glass jewelry by international artist Chadd Lacy, and kinetic art by award winning artist Elayna Toby. In person, phone and email bids welcome. Palm Beach Swim Week is coming November 5th – 8th and will be presented at the Palm Beach Photographic Centre on Clematis Street in downtown West Palm Beach. The Rickie Report shares the details and some sneak peeks.  Stop by Habatat Galleries tomorrow night for the auction and get ready to make Palm Beach County a Fashion Destination!

 

 

 

Fashion District – Absolute Art Auction

Sunday October 25, 2015

    6:00 to 9:00 PM EDT

Habatat Gallery

 

513 Clematis Street      W.Palm Beach, FL 33401

Register Here

 

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Lilyana Eisele tells The Rickie Report, “We are founding a Fashion District to create jobs, improve our communities and increase education. The proceeds from this fundraiser are part of these ongoing efforts. The fashion and apparel industry is a $3,000 trillion industry worldwide and the U.S. imports 97% of its fashion and apparel for retail. According to the U.S. Bureau of Labor and Statistics,  98 other occupations depend on the Fashion & Apparel industry for employment. Small changes can have a huge impact”.

 

 

 

This fundraiser is in conjunction with the production of Palm Beach Swim Week’s fashion shows. This Absolute Auction means everything will be sold to the highest bidder. 

 

In person, phone and email bids are welcome.  

Get more information:

Lilyana Eisele
Fusion Fashion & Art Productions
561-305-6005
contact@fusionfashionandart.com

 

Sponsors include: Tito’s Handmade Vodka, Prado Spa & Salon, Premiere Dental Care, Aqua Plastic Surgery, Table 427, VIP tv, DMZ tv, Cosmix School of Makeup Artistry.  This event is Endorsed by: Palm Beach Film & Television Commission &
Florida Fashion & Apparel Chamber of Commerce.

 

 

 

 

 

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Fashion Week Model, Kate Upton on the Runway

Photo by James Eisele Photography

 

 

 

Fashion District – Swim Week

The 4th Annual Fashion Production

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Fusion Fashion & Art Productions

www.FusionFashionAndArt.com

 

 

 

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Years in Review Photos by James Eisele Photography

 

From Thursday November 5th through Sunday the 8th runway shows will start at 6pm and conclude at approximately 9pm. Fashions debuted on the runway will be the upcoming trends in the Palm Beaches for 2016 in swimwear, resort wear, and accessories.

 

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Getting Ready  Photo by James Eisele Photography

Even show producer, Lilyana Eisele, was interviewed and published in Everybody Magazine. When it comes to bringing fashion to Palm Beach she was hailed by the magazine editor as “the matriarch of it all.” The article further cites the Palm Beaches as one of the most beautiful and fashionable places on Earth.

 

 

Lilyana tells us, “Some designers have more than doubled their business size and expanded production by 150%. Many of the designers are Florida based and also produce their lines in Florida. In addition, the materials to create the line are often bought from Florida businesses. This supports other businesses and also creates jobs which support our communities”.

 

 

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Behind The Scenes Photo by James Eisele Photography

 

 

Over 100 fashion designers have applied to be in the shows and many have specifically designed their clothing line to be featured in the style and spirit of the Palm Beaches. Last year Fusion Fashion & Art produced the largest fashion week in the state of Florida under one roof. 

 

 

 

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Swimsuit Runway Photo by James Eisele Photography

 

 

Runway is the extreme sport of fashion photographers and this year’s Palm Beach Swim Week has already drawn the attention of national and international fashion photographers and press. Over 200 request for media passes have been submitted for the shows. Over 500 local, national, and international models have applied to walk the runway in the shows.

 

 

 

This year’s partnership with the Photographic Center and co-presenter the American Society of Media Photographers offers unique opportunities for photographers, models and other industry professionals to engage with the Photographic Center and learn more about it. ASMP brings valuable knowledge to the national photographic community.

 

 

About the American Society of Media Photographers:
The American Society is a 501(c)3 professional arts organization founded in 1944. ASMP has 39 chapters and promotes photographers’ rights, provides education in better business practices, produces business publications for photographers, and helps photographers to connect purchasers with professional photography. For more information, please visit www.asmp.org.

 

 

 

About the Palm Beach Photographic Centre:

The Photo Centre is located at the downtown City Center municipal complex at 415 Clematis Street in West Palm Beach. Hours are 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Monday – Thursday; 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Friday and Saturday. For more information, please call 561.253.2600 or visit workshop.org or fotofusion.org.The Palm Beach Photographic Centre is a 501(c)3 nonprofits arts organization dedicated to the enhancement of community through the photographic arts.

Cosmix School of Makeup Artistry, the same team that helped set the fashion week record last year, will be providing the new looks for the 2016 hair and makeup trends for the SWIM WEEK shows. New York DJ Angel Negron will be creating unique music for the shows, all inspired by the Palm Beaches.

 

 

 

For more information please contact:

Lilyana Eisele
FUSION Fashion & Art Productions, Inc.
561.305.6004
contact@fusionfashionandart.com

 

 

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

 

Vicki Siegel Exhibits Acrylic and Mixed Media Paintings at Multiple Venues

With work in multiple venues, including a SOLO show, artist Vicki Siegel has been pouring her creative energy into new work and organizing a SOLO exhibit with a range of work from the last ten years.  Her paintings include images of both collective and personal memories. The Rickie Report is pleased to share the details of her exhibits and hopes you will stop by to view some of her wonderful, dreamlike creations.

 

 

 

VICKI SIEGEL EXHIBITS AT MULTIPLE VENUES 

 

 

 

Vicki Siegel’s paintings are informed by memory, both personal and collective. “Memories are imperfect representations of the past that are altered, fragmented, reconstructed and reinterpreted over time” says Siegel. “In my narrations details are found in layers often revealing something forgotten or missing from actual experiences or by the collective memories we share”.

 

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“Gioia” by Vicki Siegel (Acrylic and Image Transfer)

 

 

 

 

In her first SOLO show, “Journeys”, artist Vicki Siegel takes the viewer on an artistic journey from the outside world to a world that exists in the imagination. The exhibition takes place at the Weisman Delray Community Center, January 21, 2014- March 2, 2014. The Center is located at 7091 W. Atlantic Ave. in Delray Beach. Hours are Monday – Thurs. 9 am – 5 pm, Friday 8:30 am – 4:30 pm. A reception with a brief artist talk will be held Sunday, February 16th from 2-4 pm. Free and open to the public. Call 561-558-2100.  “Journeys” runs January 21, 2014- March 2, 2014. 

 

 

 

With over twenty five paintings on display, from landscapes to figurative, these colorful works of art reflect the artist’s focus on both the spiritual and natural worlds. Many have a dreamlike calming atmosphere. Expressive use of acrylic paint with overlays of pencil, charcoal, and oil stick drawing, along with image transfers of photographs will delight the viewer.

 

A portion of the sales will benefit The Weisman Delray Community Center. It is part of the Ruth Rales Jewish Family Service. The Center is located at 7091 W. Atlantic Ave. in Delray Beach. Call 561-558-2100 for more information. 

 

 

"To Have and To Hold" by Vicki Siegel

“To Have and To Hold” by Vicki Siegel (Acrylic)

 

Ruth Rales Jewish Family Service (JFS) offers help, hope and humanity through a comprehensive range of programs and services which support people of all ages and beliefs. With locations in Boca Raton and Delray Beach, JFS programs and services include food and financial assistance, senior services, counseling and mental health services and many volunteer opportunities. Funding is provided by private and corporate support, grants, special events and individuals who reach thousands in need each year. For more information, contact 561-852-3333 or visit www.ruthralesjfs.org.

 

 

 

Don’t miss the chance to see Vicki Siegel’s brand new work at Art al’FRESCO. Rolando Chang Barrero, owner of ArtistActivistA Gallery, invited Vicki Siegel to exhibit at ART al’FRESCO on Friday January 24. ART al’FRESCO is a part of Art Synergy which are six satellite exhibitions for ART PALM BEACH 2014.

 

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“Reach for the Sky” by Vicki Siegel (Acrylic)

 

 

Hosted by the Boynton Beach Arts District (BBAD), ARTal’FRESCO is a one night art, fashion and cultural exhibition which will feature unique art experiences at BBAD, including live, interactive painting in artist’s studio settings; plein air painting; contemporary sculpture installations; a glass blowing demonstration; painting and photography exhibitions; and video projection. Participants will be entertained by the South Florida Symphony Brass Ensemble; Illuminated Performance by Philosiphiers; Fusion: Fashion and Art’s Living Sculptures and graffiti artists painting on “ActivistArtistA Bay Gates” doors and walls.

 

 

ART al FRESCO (Part of Art Synergy) Boynton Beach Art District (BBAD), 422 West Industrial Ave, Boynton Beach, FL, United States 33426. BBAD is Located in the Boynton Beach Industrial Park, One block west of exit 57 on I 95 (Boynton Beach Blvd. exit), Friday, January 24th, 7-10 pm. For more information visit:  www.artsynergypbc.com

 

 

"Bridge to the Past" by Vicki Siegel

“Bridge to the Past” by Vicki Siegel

 

You can see “Stairway to Heaven”, an installation piece, at the Nathan D. Rosen Museum Gallery. It is part of “Art 2014”, a group Show at the Levis JCC Sandler Center. This show was juried by Steven Maklansky, the director of the Boca Museum of Art. The Nathan D. Rosen Museum Gallery; Levis JCC Sandler Center is located at 21050 95th Ave. S., Boca Raton, FL 33428 The Show runs thru March 20, 2014. Call 558-2504 for hours 

 

 

Siegel has two works in “Visionaries”, The National Association of Women Artists’ (NAWA) Group Show at the Marco Island Center for the Arts. ”Eclipse ” and “The Key” are both acrylic with image transfer that have an environmental theme. Marco Island Center for the Arts is located at 1010 Winterberry Drive, Marco Island, FL 34145 thru until January 25, 2014

 

When walking the “Avenue” in Delray Beach, be sure to stop in to see two works Vicki has on exhibit at the  Artists’ Guild Gallery. 512 E. Atlantic Ave, Delray Beach, FL 33483. Until  Feb 15, 2014

 

For more information about Vicki’s exhibits or art work please contact her   vickisiegelart.com  or vickisiegelart@gmail.com

 

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

Art Hive Indie Wedding Show and Marketplace is Approaching!

ART HIVE INDIE BRIDE is South Florida’s only indie wedding show and marketplace!  Art Hive Indie Bride is the perfect one stop shop to meet and experience the works of unique vendors, artists and crafters that can help make your wedding dreams a reality!  Pre-register for special gifts!  The Rickie Report is pleased to share the details of this FREE, January 26th event in this article.

 

 

 

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ART HIVE

 

INDIE  BRIDE

 

Sunday, January 26, 2014

 12 – 5 pm

 Grand Ballroom

Palm Beach Gardens Marriott 

4000 RCA Boulevard 

Palm Beach Gardens, Florida 33410

 

 

 

What makes it “indie”? It’s simply short for independent, unique couples who have a more hands on approach to designing the wedding of their dreams. It’s time to commit creatively!  Art Hive Indie Bride is the perfect one stop shop to meet and experience the works of unique vendors, artists and crafters that can help make your wedding dreams a reality!

 

Art Hive Indie Bride is proudly sponsored by Compass Gay & Lesbian Community Center of Lake Worth and the Palm Beaches which aims to diminish stereotypes by challenging long-standing misconceptions about the character of the lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender community. 

 

On Sunday, January 26th, from noon to 5:00, join us at the Palm Beach Gardens Marriott to see your ideas come to life with creative elements that can help add just a touch of personalization or help design a completely non-traditional affair. Unlike traditional wedding trade shows and expos, Art Hive Indie Bride will also have artists and crafters selling their creations for purchase at the show!
Art Hive Indie Bride proudly supports equality in love for all, eco-friendly services and products, small businesses, artists, crafters, musicians, designers and the like.

* UNIQUE VENDORS
Check out our carefully curated mix 40 unique vendors that will be offering wedding related services and or selling their wares for your shopping pleasure. New vendors added weekly. Don’t forget all the complimentary food tastings! Yummmm…

*PERFORMANCES
A DJ pumping beats, dance demos, fashion shows and more!

*GIFT BAGS
100 SWAG bags filled with awesome goodies for the first 100 couples!

* GIVEAWAYS
Each pre-registered guest will be entered to win one of dozens of awesome giveaways from makeup sessions to jewelry! Names will be randomly pulled and announced on stage for giveaways throughout the show.

 * COMPLIMENTARY CHAMPAGNE AND MIMOSAS!

Free for guests ages 21+. IDs will be checked at the door before entry.
Art Hive Indie Bride is presented by Art Hive Magazine, the arts and entertainment magazine of the Palm Beaches.   Art Hive Indie Bride is a gay-friendly event that encourages ALL couples to join in on the wedding fun!  Art Hive Indie Bride will feature a mix of traditional and non-traditional vendors to provide you with an outside-of-the-box approach to planning your big day.

 

This is a FREE event for brides, grooms, and the family and friends of the love birds.

 

 

  • Don’t forget to pre-register!
  • Pre-registered guests will be entered to win awesome giveaways.
  • To Pre-Register and for more info, go to www.arthiveindiebride.com

 

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

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Palm Beach Gardens, FL 33420

Rickie@therickiereport.com

561-537-0291

Premiere of Art Synergy/Art Palm Beach CALL for VOLUNTEERS!

The excitement of the Premiere of Art Synergy/Art Palm Beach is building!  The Rickie Report is coordinating volunteers  –  a few hours of your time and expertise.  You will be able to attend the event at which you volunteer at no charge, mingle with the artists and art buyers and truly be among the greater community of Palm Beach County, making a statement, “Art lives here!”  More details are in this article.  Feel free to share and ask some friends to join you for this remarkable opportunity!

 

 

Art Synergy/Art Palm Beach Offers 7 Art Destinations

January 23-28, 2014

Be A Part of this Exciting Premier Event!

Volunteers Needed!

Organizer and Founder of Art Palm Beach,  Lee Ann Lester, is collaborating with a group of Palm Beach County artists led by Rolando Chang Barrero, Craig McInnis, and Freddy Hennevelt.  They have organized art community leaders throughout Palm Beach County under the banner of Art Synergy.  This is a county-wide movement to unify and promote the diverse culture of our vibrant arts community.
Art Synergy, Art Palm Beach and the Palm Beach Cultural Council, will produce 6 inaugural satellite exhibitions throughout Palm Beach County in conjunction with the world-renown Art Palm Beach event at the Palm Beach Convention Center, January  23- 28, 2014. This coordinated five day event includes over 60 galleries, studios, non-profit art institutions and museums.  Each art district will offer gallery walks, symposiums, open studio visits, special exhibitions, fashion shows, poetry readings, architectural tours, film previews and art performances. Maps and schedules of events will be available. 

The Participating Art Districts include:

  • Art Palm Beach – Art Synergy will host an information booth (January 23-26)
  • Boynton Beach – “ARTal’FRESCO ”  (January 24th  7 – 11 pm)
  • Clematis Street & West Palm Beach – “Continuum”
  • Historic Northwood Village, West Palm Beach  – “ArtX ”  (January 25th  5-11 pm)
  • Lake Worth – “ArtPOP” 
  • Palm Beach – Worth Avenue
  • S. Dixie Highway Arts & Antiques District, West Palm Beach
Volunteers are needed at most of the locations.  We need the entire community to get involved in even the smallest of tasks.  “It is a significant step in telling the world that “art lives here”.  It is Palm Beach County’s milestone moment. Palm Beach County has a great legacy in supporting the arts and is home to many of Florida’s leading art and cultural institutions. Art Synergy will create a new bridge for winter residents,  Art Palm Beach visitors to explore this cultural legacy and create an annual destination to enjoy Palm Beach County Art Week events.”, Lee Ann Lester states. 
  Volunteer Opportunities
Including distributing informational materials about Art Synergy Events:
  • greeters ( both inside and outdoors)
  • greeters at the valet parking (outdoors)  Art X  January 25th
  • serving food (both inside and outdoors)
  • salespeople (both inside and outdoors)
  • electricians  (BEFORE THE EVENT)
  • carpenters   (BEFORE THE EVENT)
  • sound engineers  (BEFORE and DURING the Event at ARTal’FRESCO)
  • lighting coordinators  (BEFORE and DURING the EVENT)
  • Assist with Guided Art Tour Art X January 25th 6-9 pm

Also on the Art Synergy “wish list” :

  • grant writer  ( BEFORE and AFTER the EVENT)
  • legal expertise in setting up a not-for-profit entity   (BEFORE and AFTER the EVENT)

Visit https://www.facebook.com/artsynergypbc for up to date happenngs and information.

 

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For general information about Art Synergy, contact:  Rolando Chang Barrero  786-521-1199  or  Craig McInnis  561-389-4800 or visit  Art Synergy Website         ArtPalmBeach          ActivistArtistA Blog or Art Synergy on Facebook
To Sign Up For A Volunteer Shift please send an email to  Rickie@therickiereport.com and indicate:
Preferred date, time (day or evening), location, volunteer position and any other areas of expertise you can share.   RSVP ASAP!

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

Ronnie Hughes Master Glass Florals Astound!

Ronnie Hughes was hooked in only two weeks and once you see his glass artistry, you’ll see why!  The Rickie Report implores you to not only see his work at the upcoming Palm Beach Fine Craft Show, but to take the time and really study each piece.  See how he brings such perfection to glass flowers.   Read this article for details about the show and how Ronnie became a world-renown Master Glass Sculptor.

Palm Beach Fine Craft Show

Friday  March 1st  10 – 6

Saturday March 2nd  10 -6

Sunday March 3rd  11- 5

 Palm Beach County Convention Center

650 Okeechobee Blvd

West Palm Beach

 

  The Palm Beach Fine Crafts Show is professionally juried to ensure the highest level of excellence and originality in the work presented. Every piece is designed and made in artists’ studios across the U.S.

 

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The Rickie Report staff appreciates a wide variety of art forms and mediums.  When we saw Ronnie Hughes’ glass work at the 2012 Palm Beach Fine Craft Show, we were stunned.  The beauty of his work and its realism were truly something to behold.  We watched, mesmerized, at his video which showed some of the multiple steps in creating these fragile masterpieces.  We walked through and enjoyed the rest of the show and then came back to his booth to speak with him.

Ronnie tells us, “I was born in 1954 and raised in the Blue Ridge Mountains of North Carolina. I learned glassblowing with the help of a friend after graduating from Wake Forest University in 1976.   Soon after graduation, I learned the basics of flameworking from Al Lipkin and Michael Kennedy, two scientific glassblowers who showed me the infinite possibilities of working with borosilicate glass and a torch…only two weeks working with glass, I was hooked.”

 

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“Since I had received no formal art training while getting my Bachelor’s Degree, my aptitude for glassblowing was a huge and pleasant surprise.   I originally created small works, and eventually worked with J.R.R. Tolkein “Lord of the Rings” characters and other fantasy themes.  The Tolkein flights of fantasy started my love of detail and I enjoyed creating them so much, that I decided to make glassblowing my career.  I have spent the past 36 years creating my artwork for galleries, art shows and private collections.”

 

In 1980, after walking upon a field full of hundreds of breathtaking Pink Lady Slippers on the Blue Ridge Parkway, he was inspired to change his subject matter completely.  He explains, ” I began creating native wildflowers and I haven’t stopped since. I had discovered what I felt was a most satisfying blend of subject matter with medium.  The Trademark qualities of my work have been the accuracy of the flower structures combined with a distinctive organic style with the use of free-formed glass bases I developed about 25+ years ago.  My sculptures have much more appeal to me as an artist with their own solid and continuous glass bases, though a more risky and time-consuming process.  I am able to capture the essence of the flower with more movement as it springs from these bases.”

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TRR:   Tell our readers more about your work:

RH: Borosilicate glass is my medium.  Using propane and oxygen-fed torches, I heat the glass to a molten state (2000-2500 degrees Fahrenheit).  At these temperatures, the glass becomes pliable enough to shape into delicate looking wildflowers.  My goal is to create original, delicate works of art while maintaining durability at the same time – a balancing act which requires diligence and careful craftsmanship.

I work by myself, employing traditional flameworking techniques to create my sculptures.  There are no molds, specialized tools, glue or paints used.  After completion, each piece is annealed at 1040 degrees Fahrenheit in a kiln then cooled gradually back to room temperature. This process removes all thermal stress from the piece, making the glass as strong as it was originally.   All pieces are then examined under a polariscope which ensures that the sculpture has been properly annealed before presenting it to the public.  My glass can be repaired by flame, which is not possible with soft glass.  This means my sculptures can retain their value after the repair.

 

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TRR:  The Rickie Report understands that being an artist means spending many working hours alone, especially as you described.  How do you relieve some of that pressure and network with other artists?

RH: I am proud and honored to be affiliated with The Philharmonic Center for the Arts,  Clyde Butcher Gallery,  The Galleries – Concord, NC,  The Glass Art Society,  The American Craft Council,  The Southern Highlands Guild, Ohio Designer Craftsmen,  Handmade in America, Piedmont Craftsmen,  Carolina Designer Craftsmen, Lexington Art League, and North Carolina Mountain Arts Alliance.

I am grateful for the opportunity to create three “exemplary teacher awards” annually via the Rhododendron Society at Appalachian State University.  We are enriched also when participating with such exceptionally talented artists in the juried art shows around the country– to see beauty as well as art in its many unbelievable and various forms.

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In March of 2005, Hughes was a featured artist in Sunshine Artist Magazine, where one of his wildflower sculptures graced the cover.   In October 2006, his two orchid sculptures took a clean sweep of First Place Awards at the 59th National Capital Orchid Society Juried Art Show in Washington, DC:  First Place in Glass, First Place in his Art Division and Eva Campbell Memorial Award for the Best Art in the Show. In 2010 and his works were included in Bandhu Dunham’s: Contemporary Lampworking Volume III released April 2010.

 

Throughout his decades of professional work, Hughes has exhibited widely both in juried Fine Art Shows, where he has won numerous awards, and in Art Galleries which include The Liberty Museum in Philadelphia, PA The Philharmonic Center for the Arts, Naples, FL,  NC Museum of Natural Sciences,  the Riley Gallery in Cleveland, OH,  just to name a few.  Hughes’ sculptures of wildflowers are avidly coveted by collectors, not only in the United States, but also internationally.  His work is represented in countless private collections in the US and abroad, as well as in corporate collections and in the collections of royalty, heads of state, and diplomats.

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Ronnie and Chris Hughes

“I hope to show movement in each of my works”, Hughes says. “Although I often use colored glass as a focal point to highlight certain aspects of my work, clear glass is the prominent part of my sculptures for two reasons.  I believe that the purity of clear glass lends a mystical quality to the flowers, emphasizing the delicacy and fragility of our natural world. The transparent optical qualities of clear glass also challenge the observer to look more closely and to use his/her imagination to complete my creative vision”.  Please visit: www.hughesglass.net

 

For more information about the Palm Beach Fine Craft Show: info@craftsamericashows.com   General admission: $15.00. Senior Citizens $14.00 Please inquire about special group rate.

 

 

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

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Palm Beach Gardens, FL 33420

Rickie@therickiereport.com

561-537-0291

Palm Beach Fine Craft Show

The Palm Beach Fine Craft Show will take place in the Palm Beach County Convention Center  March 2, 3, 4,  2012.    Crafts America presents “prestigious craft shows for discriminating consumers and distinguished craftartists. 

 

The hours are: Fri. March 2, 10 a.m. – 6:00 pm,       Sat. March 3, 10 a.m. – 6 p.m. and  Sun. March 4, 11 a.m. – 5 pm.  General admission is $15.00;, senior citizens $14.00.  Children under 12 are admitted free.  Special group rates for 12 or more people are available.  Contact the Show office (see below).

Cash awards are presented in recognition of outstanding work selected by judges in the field.   Four cash awards are presented in recognition of outstanding work selected by judges in the field:

FIRST PRIZE  AWARD

AWARD OF EXCELLENCE IN GLASS

AMERICASTYLE AWARD OF EXCELLENCE

COLLECTORS AWARD

Bruce Helander, Editor- in-Chief, The Art Economist, West Palm Beach, FL

Paul Fisher, Paul Fisher, West Palm Beach, FL

Myrna Palley, Florida Glass Art Alliance, will judge the “Award of Excellence in Glass ”

WEEKEND LECTURES

FRIDAY 1PM “Perfectly Imperfect” – Glass artist Michael Schunke, West Grove, PA. The collaborative process and the endless search for perfection as it relates to form, design process & inspiration.

SATURDAY 3PM “Jewelry, a Sculptural Form” – Professor Leonard Urso, Rochester Institute of Technology.  In addition to being an accomplished artist, Urso holds an endowed chair as the Ann Mowris Mulligan Distinguished Professor at RIT. The lecture will address the artist’s [Leonard Urso] relationship with sculptural forms both large scale and small. In addition the sculptural forms of prominent contemporary jewelers will be presented as visual evidence in support of this innovative art form.

SUNDAY 2PM “Studio Art Glass: a 50 Year Retrospective” – Annette Sheppard, Corning Museum of Glass.  In honor of the Golden Anniversary of studio art glass in America, Ms. Sheppard will offer a look at how it all started, and offer highlights of the first half-century of this intriguing medium.

FASHION SHOWS FRIDAY & SATURDAY.

The PALM BEACH FINE CRAFT SHOW invites you to join us for (2) FASHION  SHOWS at the Palm Beach County Convention Center Friday, MARCH  2 – 3PM & Saturday, MARCH 3 – 1PM

Models will show off the latest creations in wearable art, jewelry and fashion accessories by the more than three-dozen fashion designers and jewelry makers from 33 states across the nation whose work will be available at the show.

Guest Emcees:

 Chris Hayes, Editor, PBG Lifestyle Magazine   Tracy St. George, WRMF 97.9 FM

Fashion Shows Presented By:

 PBG Lifestyle Magazine   and    Colorist Hair Studio and Spa

For more information: Crafts America, LLC   P.O. Box 603   Greens Farms, CT 06838    203-254-0486        Email: info@craftsamericashows.com or www.craftamericashows.com

 

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The Rickie Report

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Palm Beach Gardens, FL 33420

Rickie@therickiereport.com

561-537-0291