Holiday Reception Features “Art With Heart” At Artisans On The Ave, Friday December 21. Free Event, Raffle And Refreshments

Join in the Holiday Celebration at Artisans On The Ave, Friday, December 21st and enjoy “Art With Heart” from over 40 artists.  This free event is open to the public and features hand made decorative and functional gifts for all budgets.  Enjoy the refreshments, win a free raffle, and meet the artists! Get your gift list in order, swing by the gallery and shop for Art with Heart. The gift of a one-of-a-kind work of art will be a reminder of the thoughtful person who gave it!  The Rickie Report shares the details and some sneak peeks.   Please note the new website address for Artisans On The Ave!



A R T I S A N S    ON   T H E   A V E N U E

630 Lake Avenue  Lake Worth, FL  33460




Features “Art with Heart”

Friday, December 21st

6 –  9   pm

Free and open to the public


Tis the season for heartfelt wishes and thoughtful gifts. At Artisans on the Ave gallery, they fill the shelves with handcrafted items from 40 local artisans and each artist brings unique talent and creativity to their craft. The gallery has an eclectic collection of artwork to spruce up your home, to use in your every day life, to accessorize your wardrobe or to just simply please the eye. Whether you have a budget fit for a palace or only want a trinket or two, they have something for everyone. Select from pottery, jewelry, woodwork, glass art, ceramics, fiber art, metal sculpture, paintings, basketry, photography, paper and mixed media.






To celebrate this time of year, you’ll find the gallery stocked with ornaments, gifts under $35 and holiday-themed items. On Friday, December 21 from 6-9 pm, the gallery is having a free reception that is open to the public. There will be refreshments, a $10 & Under gift table and plenty of artists to chat with. Plus, enter their holiday raffle to win a piece of locally created art!



So get your gift list in order, swing by the gallery and shop for art with heart. When you give the gift of art from Artisans on the Ave, you’ll be supporting a professional local artist and your gift-giving ability will surely be noticed. Plus, the one-of-a-kind work of art will certainly be a reminder of the thoughtful person who gave it.

For more details about this event or how to become part of this gallery:

Artisans on the Ave

630 Lake Avenue  Lake Worth, FL 33460



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****Date Changed To Fifth Tuesday, October 30th For Art Salon **** Meet Aurora Molina, Fiber Artist

The Armory Art Center brings so many opportunities not only to artists, but to art lovers. The monthly Art Salons led by Elle Schorr allow all of us to meet and better understand the creative process with internationally, nationally and locally based artists.  Meet figurative fiber sculpture artist, Aurora Molina on Tuesday, October 30th, as she discusses “CULTURAL PORTRAITS IN FIBER AND THREAD” The public is invited.  The Rickie Report shares the details and a few sneak peeks.  Stop and look at the art…hear the creators…share the wonder!  Please note CHANGED DATE for this Art Salon!!!



811 Park Place   West Palm Beach, Florida 33401

(561) 832-1776



TUESDAY,  October 30, 2018

6:30 -8:30 pm




Aurora  Molina




There’s a $10 fee to attend.
If you’d like to bring some snacks or drinks to share, that would be much appreciated. Feel free to share this announcement with friends.

Armory Art Center Gallery Hours:
Monday-Friday, 10:00 am – 5:00 pm, Saturday 10:00 am – 3:30 pm

* Exhibitions are open to the public

Art Salons continue to meet in the Armory Art Center Library on Tuesday nights, usually the first Tuesday of each month, 6:30 – 8:30 pm, from October through May. Salons are open to anyone who would like to participate in these lively discussions. There is a $10 donation for each salon.



Art Installation by Aurora Molina



Aurora Molina is a figurative fiber sculpture artist, using embroidery as a drawing instrument, and fabric as a material for building large sculptural installations, tapestries, marionettes, and small wall drawings that capture people of all ages and backgrounds, and the environments in which they live. Each has its own spirit; some playful, some grotesque, others belligerent and some with a more serious side. Some contain satirical, even subversive political commentaries. Each one tells a story that appeals to our social consciousness and narrates stories, whether about childhood or aging, family, climate change or anthropoid-like creatures with animal instincts, immigration or life in one of the many cultures in which she has lived and worked. She says “The use of fabric and the obsessiveness of embroidery defines my work and honors that centuries-old legacy of women weavers and artisans.”






Art Installation At FAT Village by Aurora Molina




Photography, video, robotics and more have been utilized in the telling of her many stories. “Whereas society has slowly created “fictions” and “virtual realities” to replace the real, I instead direct the spectator’s attention to the everyday real happenings of ordinary lives.” Some works use stockings to make her creatures appear crude, more visceral, “as if the skin had been removed to reveal what’s beneath, to expose the rawness of tissue and blood”. She says “it is the grotesque nature of these pieces that is meant to invite deeper explorations into the true nature of the character, in order to seduce the spectator to reexamine his or her own psychological vulnerabilities”.



Figurative Art by Aurora Molina




Aurora Molina was born in La Havana, Cuba, in 1984, and emigrated to the United States at the age of sixteen. She received her BA in Fine Arts from Florida International University, specializing in Mixed Media, and her MFA in Contemporary Art at the Universidad Europea de Madrid, completed in 2009. She currently lives in Miami, where she is a resident artist at the Bakehouse Art Complex, and is represented by Bernice Steinbaum Gallery. She also works as an art educator, teaching art to kids who are often from disadvantaged backgrounds or with developmental disabilities, in Miami, Oaxaca, Mexico, Yogjakarta, Indonesia, and Kota, India, often related to the aesthetics of their own cultural traditions.




Installation art by Aurora Molina






About Art Salons:

South Florida has become a vibrant center for art and artists, and ART SALONS at the ARMORY ART CENTER in West Palm Beach are a gathering place for artists from throughout in the region. Each month from October to May, Art Salons offer presentations by influential professional artists whose artwork is being shown in museums and galleries in South Florida. Presenters show their work, talk about their influences, and explore the work of artists showing in museums and galleries, followed by stimulating discussions between all who attend. Our discussions cover the gamut of contemporary art themes, including conceptual, cultural, socio/political, environmental, race and gender focused and aesthetic practices, the materials and techniques used to convey these ideas, and where we fit into the world of contemporary conceptual art. Art Salons also offer the opportunity to explore the practical side of being an artist, enhance professional development, share useful resources, and network with other artists.

Elle Schorr, a well-known artist / photographer who spends much of her time at museums and art exhibits locally and internationally, has been facilitating the salons, hosted by the Armory Art Center, since 2012.

All are welcome to join in these timely explorations of trends in contemporary art and individual artists’ work.





All Salons meet in the Media Room of the Armory Art Center, 811 Park Place, West Palm Beach, Florida 3340, in the historic Art Deco Armory building to the left of the garden.

If you’re driving North on I-95, turn right/ east on Belvedere Blvd. Turn left at the light on to Parker Avenue. Continue north to Park Place, just before the new Firehouse. The entrance and main parking lot of the Armory Art Center is halfway up the block on the left side.

If you’re driving South on I-95, turn left / east on Okeechobee Blvd. Turn right on Parker Ave, just before the Convention Center. Continue south past the park and new Firehouse, and turn left on Park Place. The entrance and main parking lot of the Armory Art Center is halfway up the block on the left side.




Exhibitions, lectures, and special events are open to the public.

For more information, visit or call (561) 832-1776






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Woven Wonders at Clay Glass Metal Stone Gallery

Weaving takes many forms and uses a wide variety of mediums.  The Rickie Report knows you’ll enjoy the upcoming exhibit at Clay Glass Metal Stone Cooperative Gallery, “It’s Only Make be-Weave”.  While the title may be punny, the array of art will be seriously amazing.  Opening reception takes place on Friday February 15.  Read this post for more details.


Clay Glass Metal Stone Cooperative Gallery


It’s Only Make Be-Weave

Friday, February 15    6PM-9PM

605 Lake Avenue  Lake Worth FL 33460

The Woven Wonders of Gallery Artists

And Invited Artist-Weavers throughout Palm Beach County

 It's only make beweave-1
Clay Glass Metal Stone Gallery celebrates the fine art weavings of Mary Catello, Teri Salamoni and Kathleen Kirschner on Friday February 15, 6-9 PM.  The artists have invited Palm Beach County’s finest art-weavers to join them in this exhibition.  The event is free to the public.
Palm Frond by Kathleen

Palm Frond by Kathleen Kirschner

Mary Catello and Teri Salomoni, a mother-daughter team of weavers, scavenge the highways and byways of Florida searching for the fallen trees or the piled up trimmings of the palm fluorescents, twigs, fronds and coconut flowers.  Armed with chain-saws and clippers they harvest this “trash,” clean it and dry it in preparation for their woven wonders. With simple math equations and a lot of concentration, sculptures, murals, paintings and baskets appear. Twisted natural vines, yarns and silks, beach gleanings, pods and nubby sticks are all incorporated into these works.  Teri, the chain-saw maven, cuts up fallen trees which she wood-turns into exquisite bowls.  Many of these bowls have woven elements.  Mary teaches basket weaving in the gallery every Monday morning.

Basket by Mary Catello

Basket by Mary Catello

Kathleen Kirschner weaves the same natural wonders with whimsy.  Her sculptural creations stand alone or make large wall hangings that bring the outdoors in.  An upholsterer to the stars, Kathleen uses the odds and ends leftovers of the thousand dollar a yard silks to create designer pillows and handbags that are sold in the gallery.
Swan by Kathleen Kirschner

Swan by Kathleen Kirschner

Fiber weavers, loom weavers, basket weavers and tapestry artists from all over Palm Beach County have been invited to partake in this exhibit.  Fine Craft Shows have recognized and elevated these art forms that spring from old Folk Art traditions to Fine Art status. This quality of work will be reflected throughout the gallery during this exhibition.
Basket by Mary Catello

Basket by Mary Catello


Clay Glass Metal Stone Cooperative Gallery is sponsored by the Flamingo Clay Studio, a non-profit arts organization whose mission is to provide affordable studio and gallery space for three-dimensional artists.  
The gallery is located at 605 Lake Avenue in downtown Lake Worth. Hours are Sunday thru Tuesday, 9AM-1PM. Wednesday thru Saturday, 9AM-9PM.   Gallery openings are the first and third Friday of each month from 6-9 PM with many special events in-between.  For information call Joyce Brown-215-205-9441 or  Gallery phone: 561-588-8344 or

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Palm Beach Gardens, FL 33420