Get Ready For World Wide Knit In Public Day On June 10th! Fantastic Fibers Miami Invites All Fiber Artists To Participate!

Pamela Palma of Fantastic Fibers Miami has a goal of making the world a better place, one thread at a time!  She invites all fiber artists (knitting, weaving, stitching, crochet,fabric painting, dyeing, felting, mixed media, etc) to join in World Wide Knit In Public Day (WWKIP DAY) at a Free gathering in Miami on June 10th. WWKIP DAY is unique, in that it’s the largest knitter run event in the world. Each local event is put together by a volunteer or a group of volunteers.  The Rickie Report shares a short history of WWKIP DAY and how to RSVP for the Miami meet-up at the Perez Museum.  We hope you will share this with fiber friends world wide so they can make their own connections! This event is Free and Open to all ages!  

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Saturday,  June 10th

Noon – 5pm

Perez Art Museum Miami (PAMM)

 

1103 Biscayne Blvd.      Miami, FL 33132

 

FREE, BUT PLEASE 

RSVP: Pamela Palma   786.897.8856

Open to the public: Hang out, knit, see some art, make new friends, bond over yarn.

 

 

World Wide Knit in Public Day was started in 2005 by Danielle Landes. It began as a way for knitters to come together and enjoy each other’s company. Knitting is such a solitary act that it’s easy to knit alone somewhere and sink into your work without thinking about all the other knitters out there. Neighbors could spend all their lives never knowing that the other knits. This a specific day to get out of your house and go to a local event (with your knitting in tow) just for you and people like you. Who knows you might even bump into your neighbor! Consider this a spark, to ignite a fire; getting all of the closeted knitters out into fresh air.

 

WHAT IS A “KIP”?

A KIP is a Knitter In Public!

Astrid Salling from Copenhagen, Denmark – organizer of WWKIPDAY since 2011.

 

THE NUMBER OF KIPS AND COUNTRIES INVOLVED IN 2016:

Total KIPs around the world was 1015 !!

…And 57 Countries were involved !!

 

In Miami, at the Perez Museum, people were knitting, crocheting, felting, making lace and weaving (2016).

 

In January, 2016 Pamela Palma, a Miami-based fiber artist, launched Fantastic Fibers Miami for the purpose of creating community. She tells The Rickie Report, “We are a diverse group of serious textile artists making the world a better place, one thread at a time. We work in harmony to bring awareness of the myriad forms of fiber art as well as the historical and contemporary importance of textiles, to South Florida audiences. Through our programs, projects, and events, guild members are building bodies of work for future exhibitions. We welcome opportunities to show our work”.

 

Then they yarn bombed one of the chairs. Fun!

 

Learn to knit ~ create decorative fabric for our two upcoming Yarn Bombing events:

Saturday October 28 from 12 – 5 we will Yarn Bomb Omni Park, in downtown Miami in collaboration with PAMM’s education team. Free! Food trucks will be on site.

Friday January 26, 2018 at the Museum of Contemporary Art in North Miami, in conjunction with Jazz at MoCA and their education programs, we will yarn bomb the building columns on 123rd Street.

 

 

In Wausau, Wisconsin, Beth Paustian of The Black Purl, LLC created this piece of Public Art!(@BlackPurl,llc)

 

In Ontario, at the Highland Grounds Coffee Shop, world renown yarn purveyor, Richard Devrieze stopped by to knit! (@YarnsByRichardDevrieze)

 

Fantastic Fibers Miami meets on the 4th Saturday of each month at Studio 41 at the Bakehouse Art Complex, Wynwood/Miami. Guests are welcome. Membership applications and information about the guild are available online. 

 

About the Founding Director: Pamela Palma is a creative force in the world of fiber art who has been advancing the field for with 30 years. She teaches weaving at her studio and has taught design at numerous organizations in South Florida. She exhibits her work in museums, galleries and private collections locally, nationally and internationally. Active in arts communities, she has fundraised for museums, colleges, and arts organizations. She is currently a member of the Board of Directors for the American Tapestry Alliance. 

 

 

Fantastic Fibers Miami is a member supported fiber art guild for weavers, knitters, crocheters, stitchers, surface designers, mixed media fiber artists, dyers, printers, felters, and more. We meet on the 4th Saturday of every month at 2:00. Please RSVP!

Contact: Pamela Palma   786.897.8856

email pamela@pamelapalmadesigns.com

Pamela Palma Designs pamelapalmadesigns.com

Fantastic Fibers Miami fantasticfibersmiami.com

 

For more information about WWKIP:

World Wide Knit In Public Day:  www.wwkipday.com

 

 

 

 

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Free Martin County Studio Tour Highlights Twenty Three Artists January 21 & 22

Martin County is home to working studios featuring art by both internationally renowned and local artists working side by side, inspiring each other. The First Annual Martin County Open Studio Tour will take place on the weekend of January 21-22, 2017. “New Realms of Working Spaces” will introduce Martin County artists to regional patrons of the arts and provide an intimate look inside the working studio space of local artists. The MCOST event will be open at no charge to the public. The tour has already enlisted artists working in fiber, ceramics, mixed media, oil, and textured painting.   The Rickie Report shares the details of the 23 studios and urges you to MARK your CALENDARS!

 

 

First Annual Martin County Open Studio Tour

January 21-22, 2017

9:00 am – 4:00 pm Daily  

FREE

 

 

 

 

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This event provides the public with a rare opportunity to meet local artists and to explore a wide variety of art forms. The tour has already enlisted artists working in fiber, ceramics, mixed media, oil, and textured painting. The Open Studio Tour will invite our local community to view the private space where an artist creates their work. This will foster new connections between artists and their community. Promotion of the event will bring a broad audience to view artists’ work. And collectors can buy directly from the artists at their studios.

 

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Many artists will be performing demonstrations of their techniques at various times during the event. The varied media, time for personal exchange, and unique setting ensure this will be an exceptional opportunity for both artists and patrons. The MCOST event is non-profit and will be open at no charge to the public.

 

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Chris Kling Giving a Live Portrait Demonstration

 

 

 

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Elizabeth Esther Kelly at her loom

 

Tour Brochures will be available at many Martin County Locations, including: Martin County Arts, Martin County Libraries, Elliot Museum, Stuart Art and Supply, Fish House Art Center.

 

 

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Lynn Barletta at the easel

 

 

 

For more information & list of brochure locations go to:  http://www.MCOST.org

Thank You To Our Sponsors:

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Rickie Leiter, Publisher

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4th Annual Two-Day Sampler Workshop With Crystal Cawley Explores Paper, Fiber, Print & Stitch

The South Florida Basket and Fiber Guild announces their 4th Annual 2 Day Sampler workshop on January 14th & 15th with Crystal Cawley.  Participants will explore Paper, Fiber, Print  and Stitch in this exciting event!  Think of this workshop as a sampler — a place and time to explore the possibilities of combining paper with textiles to create unique tactile work. Think of hybrids and cross-pollination — how can materials and methods be combined and adapted to become more than the sum of their parts? The Rickie Report shares the details and some sneak peeks of not-your-grandmother’s-samplers!  This is open to non-members as well as members of the Guild.  What a perfect time to give a gift of creative exploration!  

 

 

 

 

 

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Armory Annex Gallery
1121 Lucerne Avenue Lake Worth, FL 33460

 

 

 

 

4th Annual Two-Day Workshop

 

 

Sampler: Paper, Fiber, Print & Stitch

with Crystal Cawley

Sat. & Sun. January 14 & 15, 2017

9 AM – 4 PM

Members $185.00

Non-Members $225.00
(eligible 12/31/16)

Materials Fee: TBD

~Workshop includes lunch~

Send Check to Kim Harty

Your check secures your place in this workshop. Please include your phone number and your email address:

Kim Harty 7186 Grassy Bay Drive WPB, FL 33411

Questions? Contact Erica Howat at ericahowat@mac.com

 

 

 

 

 

 

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  “Ghost Words” Close Up by Crystal  Cawley (Photo courtesy of Jay York)

 

 

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“Change Purse”  by Crystal Cawley (Photo Courtesy of Jay York)

 

 

Traditional embroidered samplers displayed the makers’ repertoire of stitches and their design and lettering skills. Think of this workshop as a sampler — a place and time to explore the possibilities of combining paper with textiles to create unique tactile work. Think of hybrids and cross-pollination — how can materials and methods be combined and adapted to become more than the sum of their parts?

 

 

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Crystal Cawley sewing skirt

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Crystal Cawley “Skirt”

 

 

 

 

Activities and demonstrations will include laminating paper and fabric together, printing images onto fabric and paper, machine and hand stitching, spinning paper thread, methods of transferring images and text onto fabric and paper, and more as time and interest allow. Participants will have time to investigate demonstrated techniques and materials on their own, to make personal discoveries and connections for their own work.

 

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“Love Letter Sweater” by Crystal Cawley (Photo Courtesy of Jay York)

 

Crystal Cawley is a skillful and established artist who lives and works in Portland, Maine. Crystal has a voice that she annunciates clearly through her work. Her approach pushes the boundaries while speaking truth from her heart and life experience.

 

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“Change Purse” Open by Crystal Cawley (Photo Courtesy of Jay York)

 

Crystal will join SFB&FG to teach this workshop that will challenge us toward pushing beyond our own boundaries with new perspective toward our own work and medium. This is a workshop not to be missed! A list of materials and class details will be sent to you prior to the workshop.

 

 

 

 

 

For more information about the South Florida Basket and Fiber Guild:

The South Florida Basket and Fiber Guild, founded in 2013, is a non-profit organization comprised of fiber artists and enthusiasts from around South Florida who share diverse, but allied, interests in the fiber arts including basketry, weaving, knitting/crochet, needlework, felting and textile design. Our mission is to promote a community that inspires interest and creativity in basketry and the fiber arts among both emerging and seasoned artists through networking, educational programs and exhibitions.

 www.southfloridabasketandfiberguild.org 

 

 

 

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

Rickie Leiter, Publisher

Rickie@therickiereport.com  561-537-0291

17019 SW Sapri Way  Port St. Lucie, FL 34986

 

 

First Annual Martin County Studio Tour Offers An Intimate Look Into Artist’s Working Spaces

The First Annual Martin County Open Studio Tour will take place on the weekend of January 21-22, 2017.  “New Realms of Working Spaces” will introduce Martin County artists to regional patrons of the arts and provide an intimate look inside the working studio space of local artists.  The MCOST event will be open at no charge to the public. The tour has already enlisted artists working in fiber, ceramics, mixed media, oil, and textured painting.  The Rickie Report shares the details and urges you to MARK your CALENDARS!

 

 

 

First Annual Martin County Open Studio Tour

January 21-22, 2017

9:00 am – 4:00 pm Daily

 

 

 

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This event provides the public with a rare opportunity to meet local artists and to explore a wide variety of art forms. The tour has already enlisted artists working in fiber, ceramics, mixed media, oil, and textured painting.  The Open Studio Tour will invite our local community to view the private space where an artist creates their work. This will foster new connections between artists and their community. Promotion of the event will bring a broad audience to view artists’ work. And collectors can buy directly from the artists at their studios.

 

 

Many artists will be performing demonstrations of their techniques at various times during the event. The varied media, time for personal exchange, and unique setting ensure this will be an exceptional opportunity for both artists and patrons.  The MCOST event is non-profit and will be open at no charge to the public.

 

Martin County is home to working studios featuring art by both internationally renowned and local artists working side by side, inspiring each other. Participating artists include: Maria Aguirre, Karen Angstadt, Lynne Barletta, Mallo Bisett, Lynne Cohen, Judy Coffman, Diane Concepcion, Suzanne Connors, Cristina de la Vega, Torenzo Gann, Jean Gauger, Eduardo Gomez, Lorrie Gross, Helen Kagan, Elizabeth Esther Kelly, Chris Kling, Mia Lindberg, Maria Miele, Susan Mottice, Danuta Rothschild, Candy Walsh and Lisa P. Young

 

Tour Brochures will be available at many Martin County Locations, including: Martin County Arts, Martin County Libraries, Elliot Museum, Stuart Art and Supply, Fish House Art Center.

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For more information & list of brochure locations go to the event website: http://www.MCOST.org

 

Thank You To Our Sponsors:

 

 

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Southern Handcraft Society Of Boca Raton Invites You To “Seasons In The Sun” And Announces Upcoming Shows

The Southern Handcraft Society’s Boca Raton Chapter is ready for Spring!  Stop by the Counte De Hoernle Pavilion ( Train Depot) in Boca Raton on Friday and Saturday, March 11 & 12 for “Seasons In The Sun” Craft Show.  The Rickie Report shares details and some sneak peeks while you get your calendars to save dates for their upcoming “Holiday Harvest”, “Delray Beach Christmas Holiday Show” and Boca Raton “Christmas Holiday Show”.  The Southern Handcraft Society has many Chapters.  Crafters, artists and hobbyists are welcome to monthly meetings.  It is a wonderful way to share your love of creating with the camaraderie of others!

 

 

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SEASONS  IN  THE  SUN

Friday, March 11   5 – 8 pm

Saturday,  March 12   9 am – 2 pm

Counte De Hoernle Pavilion (Train Depot)

747 South Dixie Highway

(South of Palmetto Park on West side)

Boca Raton, FL 33432

FREE  ADMISSION

 

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Hostess Gifts, House Warming Gifts

Easter Basket Goodies and Decorations

Handmade Jewelry, Whimsical and Practical Accessories

 

 

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For more information please contact:  Snowhites2@aol.com

 

 

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Rickie Leiter, Publisher

The Rickie Report

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Palm Beach Gardens, FL 33420

Rickie@therickiereport.com

561-537-0291

South Florida Basket and Fiber Guild Invites You to Next Meeting

After you “ooh” and “ahh” over some the amazing basketry designs or fabric art you’ve seen, do you ever think, “I could never do that, but I would love to try”?  The Rickie Report knows first hand that you CAN try and you CAN create your own baskets and other fiber artistry!  We are sharing an invitation to attend the next meeting of the South Florida Basket and Fiber Guild.  Meet other like-minded creatives and try something new!  This month’s meeting will feature renown fiber artist, Leora Klayner Stewart who will discuss Women and Fiber Art.  Here are the details.

 

South Florida Basket and Fiber Guild

 

Invites You

Monthly Meeting Featuring:

 

Fiber Artist, Leora Klayner Stewart

Wednesday, February 4th

 9 am – 1 pm

Armory Art Center

1700 Parker Avenue       W.Palm Beach, FL 33401

(561) 832-1776

 

 

The South Florida Basket and Fiber Guild was formed in January 2013 by a dozen enthusiastic fiber artists from Palm Beach and Broward Counties. Our purpose is to provide educational and promotional opportunities for members, both individually and as a group. We welcome all fiber artists who have a common interest in creating baskets, vessels and other woven creations to collaborate in an environment of camaraderie and fellowship. Our guild is open to weavers at all levels to share their art.  We are affiliated with the Florida Tropical Weavers Guild and the National Basketry Organization.

 

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“Life Cycle” by Leora Klayner Stewart

 

We are fiber artists and enthusiasts from around South Florida who share diverse, but allied interests including basketry, weaving, knitting, crochet, needlework, felting and beading. By coming together as a guild, we hope to inspire interest and creativity in basketry and the fiber arts among both emerging and seasoned artists through networking, educational programs and exhibitions.

 

 

Meetings are the first Wednesday of each month from 9:00 am – 1:00 pm at the Armory Art Center in West Palm Beach. Informal meetings or weave-ins may be held during the summer months. Meeting details including topics/speakers and directions are listed in the news and events section, our newsletter and posted on our Facebook page.

 

"Virgin Bride" by Leora Klayner Stewart

“Virgin Bride” by Leora Klayner Stewart

 

Leora tells The Rickie Report, “These abstract constructions are based on my observations of forms and structures found in nature. Layers are the focus of my work in several ways: as components of physical structure, as elements of process, and as metaphor for constant change and growth. The materials are natural fibers, hand-made papers, bamboo reeds, metal wires, glass beads and other found objects. I manipulate these materials using a variety of techniques to construct the pieces, which I refer to as “Landscape Structures.”

 

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Linen Thread Wall Hanging by Leora Klaymer Stewart

 

Meetings include guild business, show and share and a hands-on demonstration or guest speaker. In addition, one or two intensive workshops are planned during year. Check the news and events page or our newsletter for more information.

 

For more information about the South Florida Basket and Fiber Guild  please visit:
southfloridabasketandfiberguild.org

 and

https://www.facebook.com/pages/South-Florida-Basket-and-Fiber-Guild/410080982419059

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Rickie Leiter, Publisher

The Rickie Report

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Rickie@therickiereport.com

561-537-0291

World Quilt Show Features International Competition and Local Creators, “Sisters of the Cloth”

The Mancuso Show Management’s World Quilt Show – FLORIDA, returns in early January! Hosting the World Quilt Competition Tour, it is one of the most internationally diverse exhibitions in the world of quilting and the textile arts.  The show also boasts a Merchants Mall with exhibitors offering everything needed to start those creative projects swimming in the heads of every quilt and textile artist. For inspiration or simply eye candy, attendees won’t want to miss the stunning collections of quilt, wearable, fiber and textile art. Workshops and lectures will be offered to round out this spectacular event.  The Rickie Report is pleased to share some sneak peeks from local creators, Trina Slade Burks, Barbara Cheives and Kianga Jinaki, known as “Sisters of the Cloth”. See you at the Quilt Show!

 

 

QUILT SHOW

 

World Quilt Show – Florida VI

January 8-10, 2015

 

QUILT SHOW & MERCHANTS MALL

 

The Merchants Mall and Quilt Show will be open:

Thursday, January 8   10:00 am to 6:00 pm
Friday, January 9         10:00 am to 6:00 pm
Saturday, January 10   10:00 am to 6:00 pm

 

Featuring the World Quilt Competition XVIII: On Tour

 

Palm Beach County Convention Center

650 Okeechobee Boulevard     W. Palm Beach, Florida

 

 

 

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Barbara Cheives, Pillows and Scarf

The World Quilt Show – Florida features an exciting Merchants Mall offering the best in fabrics, notions, machines, contemporary and antique quilts, textiles, quilting supplies, books, sewing related craft items, kits, clothing and much, much more.

 

Admission:
Admission for the Merchants Mall and Quilt Show is $12 and includes re-admission. Accompanied children under the age of 16 are admitted free. Show admission for all three days is included with pre-registration. Discounts for groups of 20 or more can be arranged; please contact our office at (215) 862-5828 for details. PLEASE: no pull-along carts allowed on show floor.

 

Parking:
There is a $5 charge for parking at the Palm Beach County Convention Center (subject to change). Additional parking is available across the street in the parking garage at CityPlace which charges $1/hour with the first hour free and a maximum of $5 (subject to change).

 

"Audience" by Kianga Jinaka

“Audience” by Kianga Jinaki

 

Mancuso Show Management is excited to announce the return of the World Quilt Show – FLORIDA! This show will play host to the World Quilt Competition Tour, one of the most internationally diverse exhibitions in the world of quilting and the textile arts. Join us for a magnificent quilt and textile art experience. This spectacular site is the perfect location at the perfect time of year for this new and exciting venue. The show will boast a Merchants Mall with exhibitors offering everything needed to start those creative projects swimming in the heads of every quilt and textile artist. Also, for inspiration or simply eye candy, attendees won’t want to miss the stunning collection of quilt, wearable, fiber and textile art. Workshops and lectures will also be offered up to round out this spectacular event.

 

 

Trim Basket from Trina Slade-Burk

Trim Basket from Trina Slade-Burks

 

 

Sisters in the Cloth at the World Quilt Show

 

 

Friends, colleagues, and fellow fiber artists Kianga Jinaki, Trina Slade-Burks and Barbara Cheives are coming together for a first-of-its-kind booth at the World Quilt Show.

 

The Sisters in the Cloth booth will feature authentic African textiles, vintage Japanese kimono and obi fabrics. Select imported and domestic contemporary fabrics along with ribbons, beads and hand made trims and embellishments will round out their offerings. One of a kind wearable and decorative items designed by these visionary fabric artists will be available at their booth.

 

In addition to the opportunity to purchase unique items, this fun and interactive booth will feature ongoing mini-workshops, demos and educational sessions. Learn about the history of kimono, African weaving techniques, textiles as art, and ‘how to’ lessons for your own fabric creations.

"Bride and Groom" by Barbara Cheives

“Bride and Groom” by Barbara Cheives

Trina Slade-Burks

“Sewing and working with fabric was always something that I was fascinated with since I was a little girl. My mother would create fabulous outfits using patterns and designs either store-bought or from her own artistic creations. I personally did not have an interest in using the sewing machine, however, I did learn how to do basic hand sewing.  I was always intrigued by lace and other types of trim and I temporarily considered fashion design as a career path.”

 

 

"Doll Baby" by Trina Slade-Burks

“Doll Baby” by Trina Slade-Burks

Trina tells The Rickie Report, ” When I moved to south Florida, my pen pal from New York encouraged me to work for a company called Brooklyn Bow and Ribbon. It was an 80-year hat bow company that moved from Long Island New York to Riviera Beach. They produced bows for clothing and packaging. I started in their factory and ended up being a designer for their sales department. I would turn blasé sales boards into trendy works of art. It got to the point that the sales people were spoiled by the visual intensity of the work I would produce with basic fabric and bows. Hence, my love of playing with fabrications began! 

 I continue to incorporate fabric into a lot of my artwork stemming from what I used to do for BBR.  I realized that fashion design did not need to be my path, for me to pursue my love of working with fabrications and textiles”.  To reach Trina, please email: trinasb@atbfineartists.com

Barbara Cheives

“Over the years I have developed an appreciation for the garments, art and culture of Japan. I also have a natural affinity for the African culture.  “Afrasia” was born as a unique marriage of cultures that preserves vintage Japanese Kimono and Obi blended with modern African fabric, African inspired trims, beads, and “found” items.”

 

She tells The Rickie Report, “I spend my days as a consultant working to bridge the gap between cultures and I continue that work through my art. As a Fiber Artist, my one of a kind wearable and decorative art represents a harmonious blend of cultures”.  Contact her at afrasia1@bellsouth.net  or https://www.facebook.com/barbara.cheives

 

Handmade dolls by Kianga Jinaki

Handmade Dolls by Kianga Jinaki

Close-Up of Embellishments, Kianga Jinaki

Close-Up of Embellishments, Kianga Jinaki

Kianga Jinaki

 

 

Kianga Jinaki is a Contemporary Folk Artist. She creates dolls, quilts, and mix-media collages using traditional African textiles, beads and cultural references. Kianga’s works have been exhibited nationally and internationally. Currently, her work can be found at CGMS Gallery  15 South J Street in Lake Worth, Florida and on her website: www.kiangajinaki.com As a part of the quilt show Ms. Jinaki will offer an assortment of African textiles, African glass and metal beads for sale along with her original artworks.

 

 

 

 

For more information about the Quilt Show please contact:

Mancuso Show Management     PO Box 667  New Hope, PA 18938

215-862-5828     Fax 215-862-9753     mancuso@quiltfest.com

 http://www.quiltfest.com/activities.asp?id=36 

 

 

 

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Rickie Leiter, Publisher

The Rickie Report

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Rickie@therickiereport.com

561-537-0291

Suzanne Connors Fine Art Gallery Opens with “First Look” and “Fabulous Fibers, Art-to-Wear”

The Suzanne Connors Fine Arts Gallery announces the Grand  Opening of its new home—a  3,000-square-foot exhibition space at 544 Northwood Rd. in Historic Northwood Village, West Palm Beach, FL.  To celebrate this milestone, “First Look”, is the inaugural group exhibition featuring works in diverse media by longtime gallery figures as well as new additions to the gallery.  In addition, Suzanne has put together a marvelous Fiber and Art-to-Wear exhibit, “Fabulous Fibers” by some of the country’s most masterful Fiber and Surface Design Artists.  The Rickie Report shares details in this article.

 

 

 

 

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Grand Opening Weekend

 

January 24 – 27, 2014

Opening Gala Friday, January 24th, 6 to 10 pm 

  live blues    hors d’oeuvres    beverages   

complimentary valet parking

 

 

On Saturday, January 25th:

 

Coffee with the artists 10:00 am

An Art-to-Wear Trunk Show begins at 11am

 Northwood Art X Art walks begin 6:00 pm and run every hour

Come meet the artists and enjoy special presentations

 

On Sunday January 26th:

The Gallery will have extended hours all events are open to the

art loving public

544 Northwood Road   W.Palm Beach, FL  

561-841-6779

 

 

 

The Suzanne Connors Fine Arts Gallery is proud to announce the Grand  Opening of its new home—a street-level, 3,000-square-foot exhibition space located at 544 Northwood Rd., in Historic Northwood Village, West Palm Beach, Florida.The Gallery’s relocation to Northwood Village contributes to the life of this burgeoning block, which has emerged as one of the most inviting, eclectic, funky and hip micro neighborhoods in South Florida.

 

"Low Tide"

“Low Tide”

To celebrate this milestone event, the Suzanne Connors Fine Art Gallery is pleased to present First Look, an inaugural group exhibition featuring works in diverse media by longtime gallery figures as well as new additions to the gallery during its much anticipated Grand Opening weekend; January 24-27, 2014.

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Opening Gala is Friday, January 24th, 6pm to 10pm; with live blues, hors d’oeuvres, beverages and complimentary valet parking.

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On Saturday, January 25th, start your day out with coffee with the artists 10:00 am, An Art-to-Wear Trunk begins at 11am and will run all weekend! Northwood Art X Art walks begin 6:00 pm and run every hour.

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Fiber Cuff by Nancy Raasch

Come meet the artists and enjoy special presentations.  Sunday, the gallery will have extended hours all events are open to the art loving public.

Silks by Trudy Thomson

Silks by Trudy Thomson

Fabulous Fibers and Art-to-Wear    January 24th– 26th

Suzanne Connors fine Art  has put together a marvelous Fiber and Art-to-Wear exhibit by some of the countries most masterful Fiber and Surface Design Artists. The exhibit is a delightful collection of flowing shapes, striking forms, rich textures and delicious color.

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Fabulous Felted Garments by Ellyn Bernstein

Suzanne says, “There comes a time when we want to wear something unique, something cut from a different cloth. That is when we look to the artist, a creative soul who can stitch and knot and sew or bead a wondrous wearable, and in donning his or her masterpiece, we become a walking work of art ourselves”.

Handmade paper necklace

Handmade paper necklace by Nancy Raasch

It is for those seekers of unique clothing and body adornments that the SuzArt Gallery has put together an Art-to-Wear Fashion Event to be held at the Suzanne Connors Fine Art Gallery in  Northwood Village during the ArtSynergy Weekend events January 24th– 26th.

"Urchin" by M. Ferguson

“Urchin” by Melanie Ferguson

Contemporary, sleek, eclectic and oh! so au courant, SuzArt is Palm Beach County’s newest fine art gallery and offers a captivating blend of stunning artwork and gracious hospitality.

Red Hat" by Marsh

“Red Hat” by Marsh

Gallery owner and Director, Suzanne Connors selects artists and artwork which support her vision of SuzArt as a destination Gallery.  “South FLorida has a thriving and progressive art community.  We are committed to providing exceptional fine art by professional artists in a variety of style and mediums”, says Connors.

 

 

"Dreaming of the Dream"

“Dreaming of the Dream” by Jonas

“Collectors will appreciate the level of art that we exhibit from acclaimed and emerging artists. We have a synergetic rapport with our artists and are dedicated to personally assisting every collector – whether they are a new art enthusiast or a knowledgable art connoisseur”, she tells The Rickie Report.

 

"Space Torch" by Joey Howell

“Space Torch” by Joey Howell

Meet the artists:

Art aficionados are invited to meet the gallery’s artists throughout the weekend.  Featured are Karen Weihs, Jane Tracy, Jeanne Bessette, Jonas Gerard, Steven Silverleaf, Sys Oppenlander, Hiromi Katayama, Chris Kling, Lynn Morgan, Quince Quaintance, Kevin Bass, Cat Manolis, Wendy Musser, Joey Howell, Ruth Ava Lyons, John Grant, Murry Handler, TW Johnson, Sherry McAdams, Wendell Myers, Marcia Moore, Lynn Morgan, Brigitte Balbonoit, Peter Vigil, Carol Joy Shannon, Jay Speetjens, James Oleson, Melanie Ferguson, Sasha Bakaric, Judith Ernst, Nancy Raasch, Elynn Bernstein, Trudy Thomson

 

Gallery Hours: Tuesday – Saturday  

Saturday 11:00 am-7:00 pm

Email: suzconnorsfineart@gmail.com

www.suzanneconnorsfineart.com

561-841-6779

 
 

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