Stop By For A “Sizzling Hot” Exhibit At Artisans On The Ave

Artisans On The Ave Gallery presents the art of using heat in various forms.  The public is invited to  “Sizzling” Hot’s Opening Reception on Friday, August 19th.  The Gallery will feature its talented artists who love to get “HOT” with their art! There are many mediums, where the artists apply heat to achieve the finished piece of work. Artisans On The Ave showcases the artist’s work in 3 gallery showrooms of 40 local artists.  The Rickie Report shares the details and some sneak peeks and promises this will be a great way to cool off!

 

 

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Artisans On The Ave
630 Lake Avenue     Lake Worth, Florida 33460
561-582-3300          561-762-8162

You Are Invited:

Free, Opening Reception:

“Sizzling” HOT

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Friday, August 19, 2016

6:00 – 9:00 PM

Gallery Hours:  

Open 7 days a week
Monday thru Saturday 11am – 9pm
Sunday 9am – 7pm

Artisans On The Ave Gallery

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Visit this Opening Night for an evening fun.

Meet the artists!!!

Classes and workshops are given in all these mediums.

Please call 561-762-8162 to reserve your spot for one of these wonderful classes!

 

 

 

 

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Artisans On The Ave Gallery presents the art of using heat in various forms. The gallery will feature our talented artists who love to get “HOT” with their art! There are many mediums of how the artists applies heat to achieve the finished piece of work and their choice of elements and materials they use to apply the heat to the surface of their art. Artisans On The Ave showcases the artist’s work in our 3 gallery showrooms of 40 local artists The hot summer heat is upon us but some of our artists are used to working in heat. Please join us and come in to cool off with some “HOT” art.

 

 

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Hot Kiln Glass

 

 

Hot Kiln Fused Glass: The Egyptians and Romans used the technique of an ancient fused glass process. Many intricate bowls, beautiful jewelry and decorative fused glass wall art pieces were made throughout the centuries using this method. With glass technology artists now have a greater knowledge of the method and endless creativity flourishes in their work.

 

 

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Encaustic Close Up

 

Encaustic Hot Wax: The word “encaustic” is taken from the Greek and means “to burn in”. In the encaustic process, pigmented wax is applied and then fused to a surface with heat. The broad range of encaustic medium, paint, surface effects, mixed media and a luminous translucency make each piece of art one of a kind.

 

 

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Welding: Welding is a fabrication or sculptural process that joins materials, usually metals or thermoplastics, by causing fusion. In addition to melting the base metal, a filler material is often added to the joint to form a pool of molten material (the weld pool) that cools to form a joint pressure which may be used in conjunction with heat to produce a weld.

 

 

 

 

Soldering:  Soldering is a process in which two or more items (usually metal) are joined together by melting and putting a filler metal (solder) into the joint, the filler metal having a lower melting point than the adjoining metal.

 

 

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Sculpture by Kelly Manganaro

 

Polymer Clay: Polymer clays are manmade modeling materials composed of the same basic building materials: gels, fillers, plasticizers, coloring agents, and resins. Polymer clays are produced in a great range of colors that are sometimes mixed together creating a millefiori caning effect. The artist makes the sculptured piece by hand and then brings it to its hardened state with a temperature of up to 325 degrees Fahrenheit.

 

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Fused Glass by Marsha Balbierri

 

Enameling: Enameling is the art of fusing glass to metal. Enamel is applied to clean metal.  The piece is heated in either a kiln or with a torch to a very high temperature of 1500, until the glass enamel melts and fuses to the metal.

 

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Pottery by Tracy Rosof Petersen

 

Pottery and Ceramics:  Pottery has been made by hand since prehistoric times. Early uses of clay centered on the construction of functional vessels and figurative sculptures, as the clay was hardened by baking it in the sun. There are many different techniques used when working with the various selections of clay. After the clay is hand-built or turned on a potter’s wheel it is fired in a hot kiln. The piece is glazed and re-fired.
Raku is a low-fire pottery technique in which pieces are placed in a preheated kiln and brought up to temperature quickly. Then  a combustible material is added, covered, and allowed to smoke over a period of time. The element of surprise is always fun with the end results!

 

 

For more information:

Contact Artisans On The Ave
Owners, Betty Wilson and Linda Manganaro
www.ArtisansOnTheave.com

 

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Rickie Leiter, Publisher

The Rickie Report

Rickie@therickiereport.com

561-537-0291

Master Sculptor William Halliday Featured At Arthouse 429

This groundbreaking gallery opened its doors in mid-January, 2013. Founded by designer/sculptor William Halliday and investor Scott Blust, ArtHouse429 has taken up residence in the heart of the Art’s District – Northwood Village, in West Palm Beach, Florida. This rapidly changing neighborhood has become a pioneering area for emerging artists, entrepreneurs, designers and architects who enjoy the dramatic spirit of a recently developed area. ArtHouse429 leads the way in providing high quality, high value, and collectible fine art in Palm Beach County and beyond, while promoting the excitement and energy of the rejuvenated Northwood Village; which has been buzzing with the addition of great new restaurants, galleries and shops. The Rickie Report shares William Halliday’s newest, exciting sculptures in this article.

 

 

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Features

William Halliday,

Master Sculptor

429 25th Street West Palm Beach, FL 33407

ArtHouse429 is open Tuesday-Saturday from 11am-6pm, and by appointment

561.231.0429

 

"Twist" by William Halliday

“Twist” by William Halliday

 

 

William Halliday’s artistic vision is founded in early creative design work, when he and his business partners established themselves as creators of unique and outstanding artistically built environments, which among other projects created fascinating restaurant and commercial interiors and exclusive night clubs.

 

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“Recline” by William Halliday

 

In 2002, Halliday moved his company to Dubai, United Arab Emirates, where he utilized his professional career experiences and innovative vision to attract clients from the Mid-East and all over the world. Throughout his career in the design business, Halliday also has designed and built custom motorcycles, planes, race cars and motor boats and the resultant fabrication skills that he developed are continually evident in his artwork.

 

See William Halliday’s $100 Bill:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lfOrSGF7uDY

 

 

Halliday currently works on metal sculptural objects in his Northwood Village studio, which adjoins the gallery space. His design philosophy centers on a three-dimensional approach to transforming utilitarian materials and spaces into attractive public visual statements, which also incorporates his unique set of professional skills as an artist concentrating on sculpture.

 

 For more information about ARTHOUSE 429:

Please call (561) 231-0429 and visit  www.ARTHOUSE429.com

ARTHOUSE 429
429 25th Street     West Palm Beach, FL 33407

561 231 0429

 

 

 

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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

Clay Artist Gail Erickson Speaks at OSGS

Hearing an artist explain how a piece of artwork comes into being is fascinating.  The Rickie Report urges you to stop by OSGS for their September, 14th  BYOC ( Bring Your Own Chair) to meet and hear Gail Erickson.  Gail is the recipient of the Passion for the Arts Award and Three-Dimensional Design at the Palm Beach Community College Eissey Campus Gallery. Her human forms show a wide range of emotion.  Details are in this article.

 

 

 

 

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Ortiz-Smykla Gallery | Studio

BYOC

(Bring Your Own Chair Lecture

Series)

Meet the Artist:

Gail Erickson

Saturday, September 14th

6:00 – 7:00 pm

500 Northwood Road

West Palm Beach, FL

 

 

 

“My work is but a perception of a moment once reflected.”It is inspired by nature and the human form, and a product of my feelings, emotions and passion for the tactile nature of clay.  It is my desire to evoke these feelings in the viewer as well.”

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Gail Erickson is a ceramic artist, sculptor, and instructor.  She was Artist in Residence at UB Kinsey School of the Arts in West Palm Beach, Florida, from 2005-2007.   Presently Ms. Erickson teaches ceramic classes as well as creating art in her home studio.  She is currently a member of Wellington Art Society, Ceramic League of the Palm Beaches, and Clay Glass Metal Stone Gallery.

 

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“The Voice”

 

An observer says of Gail’s work, “You feel that you can relate to this sculpture.  You want to touch it, feel it and at the same time, You feel like you are interacting with it. And then you remind yourself that it is a piece of sculpture. I love that!”

 

Gail explains, “For some works I construct a mould from an original piece.  By using multiple works this creates unity and allows me to show the same piece from different perspectives. Although my interests in clay are varied, at present I am drawn to portrait and hybrid figure/bird sculptures.   Working with clay fills my soul as well as gives me serenity and clarity.  My intent is to reveal, yet conceal; allowing the viewer to develop a personal connection to a piece.”

 

 

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“I Heard”

 

Gail is the recipient of the Passion for the Arts Award and Three-Dimensional Design at the Palm Beach Community College Eissey Campus Gallery in 2005, as well as awards from The Lighthouse Art Center,  A Unique Art Gallery, and Fine Art At West Best Studio Gallery in 2012.  Publications include The Palm Beach Post,  the Lighthouse Art Center’s Multiple Sins, and  Peace On Earth 2010, and The Sun Sentinel/Live Wellington May 2012.

 

 

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“I Wish”

 

 

For more information about Gail’s sculpture or other events at OSGS, please contact  Evelyn Ortiz Smykla & Jonathon Ortiz-Smykla  OSGS Ortiz-Smykla|Gallery-Studio  p: 561-833-2223  OSGSart@hotmail.com  www.OSGSart.com    Find us on Facebook at http://www.facebook.com/OSGSart 

                             

 

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