Continuum 2019 Brings Exhibit Of 80+ Fine Artists, Lectures, Body Painting Challenge, Fashion Show, Auction, Brunch, And Other Art Activities January 10 – 19

 The mission of CONTINUUM WPB 2019 is to collaborate between different artistic disciplines while enhancing the community.  The curators, Anthony Burks Sr., Trina Slade Burks and Craig McInnis are pleased to announce that over 80 visual artists will have their work displayed in the former Mac Fabrics Clematis Street location in West Palm Beach.  In addition to 2D and 3D artworks, the public is invited to attend a myriad of activities from January 10 – 19.  Each day will have its own vision, which makes this art fair a unique experience.  All charitable contributions go to the No More Starving Artists Foundation.   We are pleased to be a supporting sponsor.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

426-428 Clematis Street   West Palm Beach, FL

  (Formerly Mac Fabrics)

 

 

Gallery is Open to the Public  

Free Admission

January 11-19, 2019

Noon – 9:00pm ( unless otherwise stated)

 

 

 

Continuum will also be at ArtPalmBeach January 16-19, 2019

Palm Beach Country Convention Center

650 Okeechobee Boulevard     West Palm Beach, Florida 33401

 

 

Curators of Continuum Left to Right: Craig McInnis, Trina Burks, Anthony Burks Sr.

 

 

 

Curators, Anthony Burks Sr., Trina Slade Burks, and Craig McInnis tell The Rickie Report, “We are back in the downtown West Palm Beach area bringing you all the great things that CONTINUUM WPB arts has always provided. Each day will have its own vision that makes this art fair a unique experience. All charitable contributions go to the No More Starving Artists Foundation”.

 

 

SCHEDULE  OF  EVENTS:

Thursday, January 10    

V.I.P. Black Tie Fundraiser Gala: 

No More Starving Artists Foundation

 7:30 – 10:00pm 

 

 

 

Attire: Formal/Cocktail
You are invited to join us at the grand opening of CONTINUUM WPB Arts & charitable fundraising event.
Music entertainment: JM & The Sweets,  DJ  Cole Rippe
Food Provided: by SubCulture Group Restaurants

 

 

 

Friday, January 11

           Artists Awards Ceremony and Artist Talks

6 – 10 pm

Artwork by Brian Wood

 

 

Saturday, January 12

       Young Masters of CONTINUUM Day

Noon – 9:00pm

 

Young Masters of Continuum 

 

 


All day activities for your artists to learn from professional artists.
Age 14-18. Must have Parent consent. Younger must be accompanied by an adult.
Demonstrations.
The presentation will be about fluid acrylics, manipulating the paint with different techniques and tools.
6:00pm Student Art Presentation
8:00pm-Student Awards

 

 

 

Sunday, January 13

         Meet the Curators and Brunch & Lecture

 11:30am – 2:00pm

 

 

Sculpture by Edrian Thomidis

 

Tuesday, January 15

        Artists Lunch & Lecture

 Noon – 2:00pm 

 

Artwork by Tony Curry

 

Wednesday, January 16

   Sponsor this night for a private party!

 

Jewelry by Maria Tritico

 

 

 

Thursday, January 17

      Quarter Auction Fundraiser

 7:00 – 10:00 pm 

A quarter auction is part raffle, auction, fundraiser and sales bingo-style event. A great opportunity have fun, raise money for a deserving charity and win affordable art while patronizing the artists’ booths. Hosted by Cecily Mathis of the Jewelry Jamboree Quarter Auction.

Join us for the artists’ marketplace displaying moderately priced items by CONTINUUM’s exhibiting artists.
Charitable event to benefit No More Starving Artists Foundation
Enjoy an evening of art and music entertainment by DJ Cole .

So what do you need to attend?
1) 2 rolls of quarters
2) A few dollars to buy your paddles & raffles.
3) Friends to have a good time with!
4) Self determination that you are going to win!
5) Compassion to want to help a charity!

 

 

Artwork by Jen Fisher

 

 

Friday, January 18

          Live Music and Entertainment

7:00 – 10:00 pm 

 

Artwork by Michael O’Keefe

Saturday, January 19

      Body painting and Fashion show

 5:00 – 10:00pm

Melange presents the Body Painting Competition & Runway Show
Competitors:
2017 & 2018 Champion, Becky Osborne
2015 Champion, Georgette Pressler
Renata Rodrigues
Harold Caudio
Luis Valle

 

 

 

CONTINUUM  2019  ARTISTS:

 

Abbey Funk

Adriana Ficarelli

Adriano Ficarelli

Alvaro Rojas

Andrew (Ana` Alu) Hollimon

Anita Seltzer

Ann Friedlander

Anthony Burks Sr

Antoinette Lashley

Barbara Cheives for Afrasia Design

Barry Seidman

Betty Wilson

Brian Cattelle

Brian Wood

Caren YogaPainter Hackman

Carla Trivino

Chad Periman

Chad Steve

Craig McInnis

Cynthia Simmons

Derek Decker

Diane Martin Lublinski

Dmitri Ivnitski

Dr. Miron Abramovici

Dwight Hoffman

Edrian Thomidis

Eduardo Mendieta

Liz Ghitta Segall

Erin Wood

Evan Charney

Flavio Iryoda

Genie Fritchey

Gerald Chodak MD

Gillian Kennedy Wright

Harriet Silverstein

Hazel Griffiths

Henriett Michel

Irene Jalowayski

Jahnoi Smith

Jamaal “Visualist” Clark

James Rabidoux

Jay Hatfield

Jennifer Fisher

John Frazee

John Rachell

Julia Gabrielov

Kalimba Love

Karen H. Salup

Kat Janis

Kathryn Adele Schumacher

Katiana Smith

Lambarri

Lara Chapman

Lashica Hardy

Leo J. Arbeznik

Lucia Gomez

Lynn Doyal

Manon Sander

Maria Tritico

Mark Allen

Mark Walnock

Melissa Mastrangelo

Mike O’Keefe

Nadia Utto

Nancy Tart

Nicholas Kakavas

Nicole Galluccio

Pamela Boullier Ross

Patricia Levey

Ramel Jasir

Renata Rodrigues

Robert Catapano

Robin Wolfenden

Rosemary Fineberg

Sandy Lerman

Sarah Davis

Scott Jeffries

Stacey Mandell

Suhame Miralles Cantero

Suzanne Barton

Teresa Frazee

Tony Curry

Tracy Guiteau

Walter Johnson

William Finlayson

For more information about Continuum:

http://www.continuumwpbarts.com

 

 

 

 

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Armory Art Center Offers Free Lunch And Learn On January 10th About Grassy Waters Nature Preserve And Photography Contest

The Armory Art Center invites the public to a free lunch and learn event on Thursday, January 10. Guest speaker, Steve Scherer will speak about the Grassy Waters Nature Preserve and its upcoming Photography Contest.  The photographs will be exhibited at the Armory Art Center on April 12.  Bring your lunch and an open mind to learn about art!  First time students can pick up a $30 coupon toward an 8-week class.  The Rickie Report shares the details here.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

811 Park Place W. Palm Beach, FL 33401

(561) 832-1776 | armoryart.org | registrar@armoryart.org

 

LUNCH    AND    LEARN:  

Grassy Waters Nature Preserve

&

Upcoming Photography Contest

Thursday, January 10

12:45 – 1:30 pm

 Bring your own lunch

Media Room

Armory Art Center

811 Park Place W. Palm Beach, FL 33401

 

 

 

 

 

 

Join us for an information session with Steve Scherer about the Grassy Waters Nature Photography Contest. Steve visits us from the Grassy Waters Preserve, to tell us more about their upcoming photography contest.

Armory students and the general public are invited to attend this free and exciting opportunity. Lunch and Learn is held from 12:45 – 1:30 pm in the Media room. Bring your lunch and an open mind not only to learn about art, but also get to know some of our fascinating guests—our veteran and new faculty members, artists-in-residence, visiting master artists, and more.

Pick up a coupon for $30 off an 8-week class when you attend a lunch and learn. First-time students only.

 

 

About Grassy Waters Nature Preserve:

 

 

 

 

Grassy Waters Preserve is a 23 square mile wetlands ecosystem that serves as the freshwater supply for the City of West Palm Beach and the towns of South Palm Beach and Palm Beach Island. Historically, Grassy Waters was both a key component of the Greater Everglades watershed and the headwaters of the Northwest Fork of the Loxahatchee River.

Although human needs have lead to severe alterations to the flow of water through South Florida, Grassy Waters Preserve remains a pristine remnant of the once great Everglades system. A mosaic of wetlands, tree islands, and forested hammocks, Grassy Waters Preserve is home to a variety of native wildlife. Commonly sighted species including the Everglades snail kite, wood stork, white ibis, great blue heron, white tailed deer, otter, bobcat, and alligator.

 

 

Grassy Waters Preserve-Cypress Mound

Photography by Dolores Kiriacan

 

 

In addition to meeting local demands for freshwater, Grassy Waters Preserve also provides hands-on educational experiences for learners of all ages. Access to this historic wetland reconnects visitors with the natural heritage of West Palm Beach. Trails of varying lengths and difficulties are accessible to the public free of charge. Experienced naturalists also provide guided canoe and hiking programs for the public, merit badge programs for scouts, and free field trips for local schools.

The continued pristine beauty of Grassy Waters Preserve is thanks to the Department of Public Utilities Watershed Management Division. The Watershed Management Division is dedicated to protect, preserve and restore the ecological integrity of Grassy Waters Preserve by preventing the proliferation of invasive species, promoting best management practices in water quality and conservation, and educating the public about he importance of this ecosystem.

 

Do your part to protect this wetland resource by adopting responsible water use practices. Remember you are depended upon the Preserve for water and the Preserve is dependent upon you for protection. Please help to ensure that Grassy Waters Preserve continues to meet both human and ecological freshwater needs for generations to come.

 

For more information call:  561.804.4985

About The Armory Art Center:

 

 

The Armory Art Center’s art school and galleries provide creative opportunities to enhance your life. The Armory has served the community for over 30 years. The mission of the Armory Art Center is to inspire the creation and experience of art and the Armory’s vision is to be the leading community resource for arts education. Serving over 3,000 students annually, the Armory Art Center offers 160 courses per term in six terms throughout the year to students ranging in age from pre-school to retiree. Classes in drawing, painting, photography, jewelry, fiber, ceramics, and sculpture are held in 12 state-of–the-art studios. Twelve exhibitions are hosted annually in three galleries. Exhibitions, lectures, and special events are open to the public.

 

 

For more information about classes, workshops, studio  time, or planning other events:

811 Park Place W. Palm Beach, FL 33401

(561) 832-1776 | armoryart.org | registrar@armoryart.org

 

 

 

 

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Box Gallery Announces “PUSH! 2018 Photo Festival” With 5 Dates, November 16 – December 16, 2018

Rolando Chang Barrero of The Box Gallery in West Palm Beach’s cultural corridor, announces “PUSH! 2018 Photo Festival”.  The public is invited to five dates and four exhibits during the November 16 – December 16 showcase, including Alternative Photography Exhibitions, Workshops, and Artist Talks.  The Rickie Report shares the details and some sneak peeks.  Some events take place at the Compass Gallery in Lake Worth. Read this article and RSVP!

P R E S E N T S:

November 16- December 16 , 2018

PUSH! 2018 Photo Festival

Alternative Photography Exhibitions Workshops and Art Talks

5 Dates! Mark your Calendars

Kickoff Party/ Reception

November 16, 2018

 7 – 9  PM

 

THE BOX GALLERY

811 Belvedere Road     West Palm Beach, Florida, 33406

Directions

 Gallery Hours:  Tuesdays-Saturdays    12-6 PM

 

 

Push! PhotoFest 2018 includes four exhibitions, a workshop, roundtable discussions and mini-fair at:

 The Box Gallery located at 811 Belvedere Road, West Palm Beach, Florida

and

 Compass Community Center located at 201 North Dixie Hwy., Lake Worth, Florida.

 

Presentation of

Hope Kahn’s Pin-Hole Photography

“The photograph is but the bridge that provides the emotional and spiritual connection between the viewer and the art. I look for the darkness in the light, the mystery in the everyday. I spend my time blending nature and the figure into a narrative for the viewer. My mind is wandering, wondering, where my next image hides. I concede to my impulses and instincts to bring mysteries to light.”
– Hope Kahn

Tuesday, November 20, 2018 | 7-10 P

TransCuba
Photographs by Mariette Pathy Allen
TransCuba
Photographs by Mariette Pathy Allen
TransCuba
Photographs by Mariette Pathy Allen

Photographer Mariette Pathy Allen has been an advocate and documentarian of the transgender community for more than 35 years. Photographs and interviews taken during trips in 2012 and 2013 documents the lives and families of transgender women in Cuba, as they struggle to survive discrimination and poverty.
The Great Hall Gallery

Tuesday, November 20 at the Great Hall Gallery at the Compass Community Center for the documentary photographic essay TransCuba by Mariette Pathy Allen.

Compass Community Center 

201 North Dixie Hwy., Lake Worth, Florida

https://compassglcc.com

RSVP

*World AIDS Day is December 1, 2018

Friday, November 23, 2018 | 7-10 P

Got Caught Stealing

The Box Gallery

811 Belvedere Rd, West Palm Beach, FL 33401

Friday, November 23 at The Box Gallery exploring new directions in portraiture

Photographer Brian Cattelle of Bare USA project.

RSVP

*See Brian Cattelle’s Photomural at The Boynton Beach Art District: Here

 

 

Friday, November 28, 2018 | 6-8 P

November 2018 Social

Compass’ Pride Business Alliance

The Box Gallery

Tickets

 

 

 

 

 

Friday, November 30, 2018 | 7-10

The Ties That Bind

Valan Evers / Alt.Pix

The Box Gallery

811 Belvedere Rd, West Palm Beach, FL 33401

The rope series is not simply physical bondage. Not just ties that limit movement… but the metaphorical ties that constrain his existence.

RSVP

Saturday, December 1, 2018 | 5:30-9 P

Festival Workshop and Roundtable

The Box Gallery

811 Belvedere Rd, West Palm Beach, FL 33401

5:30 PM

Demo: Making a pinhole camera with Hope Kahn

7:00 PM

Roundtable Discussion:

State of the Arts: Photography “Directions 1”

Hope Kahn, Brian Cattelle, Jim Eisele, Eve Harlowe, and others…

RSVP

Wednesday, December 5, 2018 | 7-10 P

The Box Gallery

811 Belvedere Rd, West Palm Beach, FL 33401

7:30 PM

Guest speaker

Valan Evers of Alt.Pix

Group show of work by Art and Commercial Photographers.

Ron Rizzi, Jim Eisele, Eve Harlow, and others…

RSVP

 

 

 

 

 

For more information about these exhibits, upcoming exhibits and workshops, plus Calls to Artists, please contact:

Rolando Chang Barrero

www.TheBoxGallery.info

PalmBeachFineArtGallery@gmail.com

 

 

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Mandel Public Library Of W. Palm Beach Opens New Comprehensive Studio Space For Creatives, Studio 411

The Mandel Public Library of West Palm Beach is opening a new, comprehensive studio space for creatives on the second floor, named Studio 411, to support its popular and growing range of arts programs.  The new studio was formed to create one central location for artistic adults, children and teens to create, explore, and learn about a variety of arts and crafts from painting, drawing and sculpture to crocheting, soap-making and jewelry-making.  Studio 411 will officially open on Wednesday, September 5, 2018  with a ribbon cutting celebration followed by a studio orientation, just in time for the library’s fall programming. Patrons are encouraged to attend a studio class or stop by and see the new space. The Rickie Report shares the details and can’t wait to see what new creations are born through this exciting effort!

 

Mandel   Public   Library   of   West   Palm   Beach

        411 Clematis Street    W. Palm Beach, FL

 561-868-7701      www.mycitylibrary.org

 

ANNOUNCING  THE OPENING  OF

S T U D I O    4 1 1  

Wednesday, September 5th

 

4 PM

 

This event is free to attend, but please RSVP:  Joyce Pernicone  561.868.7782  or jpernicone@mycitylibrary.org

 

 

 

 

Studio 411 aims to enhance the library’s arts programs by providing a variety of services that encourage and develop creativity, and by cultivating the local artist community where amateurs and experts can interact and collaborate with each other.  Library staff devised the clever name, which was a nod to both the artist studio concept and the library’s address on Clematis Street (as well as the 4-1-1 information reference).

As with all library programs, all of the services, most tools and materials available at Studio 411 are completely free of charge for patrons during classes. Some of the services that will be available include:

  • Hands-on art classes for a variety of art forms and mediums

 

  • Art lectures about history, trends, collections and more

 

  • Craft lessons and classes

 

  • Mentoring amateur artists by local professionals

 

  • Live art observations and performances

 

  • Collaborative art projects

 

  • Art drop-in center – studio free time to work on independent projects

 

  • Training for creative entrepreneurs – marketing, business, professional growth, etc.

 

 

Arts programming at the Mandel Public Library is generously funded by the West Palm Beach Library Foundation, and the West Palm Beach Arts & Entertainment District.  The library made use of capital improvement funds to convert this old IT space into a collaborative community studio benefitting staff and patrons.  The library continually shifts and expands its programs and building areas to meet the growing community needs and interests.  Most recently, the library opened Square One, a dedicated space to help disconnected young adults with free services including mentoring, technology, career development and training, academic advancement, and more.

 

Please RSVP to Joyce Pernicone at 561-868-7782 or jpernicone@mycitylibrary.org if you are able attend this special ribbon cutting!

 

For more information please contact Joyce Pernicone, Programming Librarian
Mandel Public Library of West Palm Beach

411 Clematis Street  West Palm Beach, FL 33401
561-868-7782

  jpernicone@mycitylibrary.org

wpbcitylibrary.org

 

 

 

 

 

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Bruce Helander Special Programs At Center For Creative Education: Free Lecture Plus Collage Workshop

The Center for Creative Education offers two Special Programs to meet and work with Bruce Helander, art critic, arts writer, curator and artist whose specialty is collage and assemblage.  He is one of two 2014 inductees to the Florida Artists Hall of Fame, Florida’s most prestigious arts and culture honor (the other is musician Tom Petty).  A Free Lecture about the collections of internationally acclaimed artist, Dale Chihuly, takes place on Saturday, February 17.  A one day collage workshop  given by master collage artist, Helander, takes place on Saturday, February 24th (fee for workshop). Register early, as there are only 45 spots for the workshop!  The Rickie Report shares the details and some sneak peeks.

 

425 24th Street    West Palm Beach, FL 33407
T: (561) 805-9927       cceflorida.org

 

 

Bruce Helander (Photo Courtesy of Christopher Fay

 

Special Programming:

 

Bruce Helander presenting: Chihuly “An Artist Collects”
Lecture with Q&A

Saturday, February 17
2 to 3 pm

A special event hosted in The Hilton Theater at CCE

Free to the Public!

 

 

 

Dale Chihuly (b. 1941), one of the most inno­vative and iconic figures in contemporary art, is also an avid collector of everything from ceramic dogs to inkwells, vintage Christmas orna­ments, dollhouse furniture, plastic radios—you name it, Chihuly collects it. These everyday objects reflect the same playful, colorful aesthetic that can be seen in Dale Chihuly’s sculptures and installations.

Fully illustrated, Chihuly: An Artist Collects includes an essay by Chihuly’s longtime friend, artist Bruce Helander, who considers why people collect and explores the collections of artists such as Damien Hirst, Peter Blake, Andy Warhol, Pablo Picasso—and of course, Dale Chihuly.

 

Bruce Helander Conducting Collage Workshop

Collage Workshop by Master Artist Bruce Helander 

Saturday, February 24

9:00 am to 4:00 pm
 

$30.00 per person

Purchase Tickets HERE:

https://cceflorida.org/collage-master-class-bruce-helander/

Seating is Limited to 45!

Hands on collage workshop to examine working methods, concepts, glue process, and all other related activities to the medium of paper collage. A brief history introduction power point will give students a perspective on collage. Students should bring a pile of magazines, scissors, mat knife, pencils, and non-petroleum based glue (a water based glue).

 

 

City Link magazine called Bruce Helander “Arguably the most recognized and successful collage artist in the country…” and Kenworth Moffett, the former director of the Museum of Art, Fort Lauderdale, said in Gold Coast magazine that “If there was a Pulitzer Prize for collage, Helander would surely win it.” Helander has a master’s degree in painting from the prestigious Rhode Island School of Design, where he later became the Provost and Vice President for Academic Affairs of the college. He is a former White House fellow of the National Endowment for the Arts and has won the South Florida Cultural Consortium fellowship for professional achievement in the visual arts.

Helander’s work is in over fifty museum collections, including the Metropolitan Museum of Art, Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum, Brooklyn Museum, Smithsonian, Art Institute of Chicago, Los Angeles County Museum of Art, San Francisco Museum of Modern Art, Whitney Museum of American Art and Museum of Contemporary Art (MOCA) in Los Angeles. The artist and his work has been the subject of 100 reviews and articles in numerous publications, including Art in America, ARTnews, and The Washington Post.   (brucehelander.com)

 

For more information about these events, workshops, free classes:

Contact: Jonathon Ortiz-Smykla | jonathono@cceflorida.org

The Gallery at Center for Creative Education 
425 24th Street, West Palm Beach, FL 33407
561-805-9927       cceflorida.org

 

 

 

 

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Special Fine Art Exhibit And Lecture With Hubert Phipps And Craig McPherson At Center For Creative Education

The Center For Creative Education brings special fine art exhibition featuring Hubert Phipps and Craig McPherson plus recent glass vitrigraph drawings by Bruce Helander. The Public is Invited to a Special Opening Reception on Friday, February 9th plus a Lecture with Hubert Phipps on Saturday, February 10th.  Kudos to CCE for bringing artists to our area to enhance everyone’s art education!  The Rickie Report shares the details and some sneak peeks.

 

425 24th Street    West Palm Beach, FL 33407
T: (561) 805-9927       cceflorida.org

 

Special Fine Art Exhibition

Hubert Phipps and Craig McPherson

with

Recent Glass Vitrigraph Drawings by Bruce Helander

Special Opening Reception:

Friday, February 9

6:00 pm to 8:30 pm

 

$10 Entry – Supporting CCE’s Arts in Education charitable mission for children.

Exhibition runs February 9 to March 17

Free to public during regular gallery hours: Tuesdays through Saturdays – 10am to 4pm

“Alpha” by Hubert Phipps

 

Special Programming

Artist Hubert Phipps: a Lecture 

Saturday, February 10

2:00 pm to 3:00 pm

A special event hosted in The Hilton Theater at CCE

Free to the Public!

 

 

Hubert Phipps in Studio

 

An American and British citizen, was born in Virginia in 1957. He attended the Art Students League in New York, the Deerfield Academy in Massachusetts, and the San Francisco Art Institute. In the 1980’s he was a professional automobile race driver. In 2005, he built an art studio in Northern Virginia.  Phipps’ artistry is found in permanent collections including: Coral Spring Museum of Art, Tufts University Gallery, Colorado Springs Museum of Art, and Fortin Conde de Mirasol, Vieques, Puerto Rico.  The artist uses many media, including charcoal drawings, sculpture, metal, and mixed media to express his creativty.

 

“Quantum Universe” by Hubert Phipps

 

 

 

Phipps shares the following about his creative process: “I like things that are different. That is what fascinates me about abstract art; the mystery of it. For the most part I think I know what I am looking at as I go about my daily routine, and that is reassuring. Especially when I am out navigating the byways and the skyways. Yet I yearn to discover new worlds, otherworldly type worlds that are lurking in the deeper recesses of the mind. I glimpse these worlds from time to time. It may come in the middle of the night, a vision, unidentifiable, yet lovely shapes appear and I don’t have a clue what they are. What is so tantalizing to me is the endless possibilities of what they can be and I feel compelled to flesh them out and capture them on paper, on canvas, or as a 3D object.

To me, the most powerful art is that which connects within me before I even start or analyze it through thought. It is not anything I can understand or describe by thinking but something that when I look at it I am filled with awe and wonderment. This is what I experience when I stand in the presence of the great works of art that have come before.

Creating art is my opportunity to experience the realm of the abstract mind in a very inmate way. From a practical standpoint the challenge is in transforming that vision into physical form. This is what goes on in the studio. With the strokes that I change and adjust constantly until it gives me that mysterious quality that I am looking for. The sculpture usually starts with a sketch but goes through its own metamorphosis necessary in converting the 2D drawing to a 3D object. During this process I strive to create beauty, balance and other aesthetic elements but somehow the work always takes on a life of its own. It just seems to happen despite the endless struggles I experience through the creative process.

In the end I am an observer as much as anything else.”

 

 

 

 

 

 

For more information about these events, workshops, free classes:

Contact: Jonathon Ortiz-Smykla | jonathono@cceflorida.org

The Gallery at Center for Creative Education 
425 24th Street, West Palm Beach, FL 33407
561-805-9927       cceflorida.org

 

 

 

 

 

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Third Annual Summer In Paradise Transforms West Palm Beach Waterfront Into Artistic Storybook Setting

The City of West Palm Beach will celebrate the return of its popular Summer in Paradise (S.I.P) annual celebration beginning June 1 through August 31, 2017. This free, summer-long promotion will transport residents and visitors into a colorful collection of classic tales and treasured life-lessons along the waterfront. New elements include the debut of Aesop’s Tables, a whimsical art installation featuring 25 picnic tables painted to depict one of Aesop’s fables. A direct tie to Mayor Jeri Muonio’s pledge declaring West Palm Beach as a City of Kindness, the storybook setting provides an opportunity for all to connect, explore local art, share their own stories and enjoy family friendly activities on the West Palm Beach waterfront.  The Rickie Report shares the details. ENJOY!  

 

 

 

 

 

NEW ART INSTALLATION ON THE WATERFRONT
Presented by the City of West Palm Beach Art in Public Places, Aesop’s Tables celebrates the talents of local artists and features 25 painted picnic tables illustrating a timeless Aesop fable, such as The Boy Who Cried Wolf, Tortoise and the Hare, and more. Just as Aesop’s fables have reached across centuries, continents and cultures, Aesop’s Tables invites visitors to enjoy light-hearted lessons, laughter and conversations on the waterfront. The summer long outdoor art installation makes its waterfront debut on Thursday, June 1, 2017 during the S.I.P kickoff at Clematis by Night. Additional programming for the art installation will include nightly music and pop-up performances, storytelling, poetry readings, games and interactive programming all summer long and a weekly Aesop’s Tables Artist Showcase at the Waterfront Visitor Center.

FAMILY FRIENDLY ACTIVITIES
NEW Create your own story in StoryVille-Children create their own life-size fairy tale using giant cut-outs of traditional storybook characters. Free activity is open daily from 5:00 p.m. to 10:00 p.m. on the waterfront.

Let the games begin! Beginning June 1, the community is invited to participate in some friendly competition in larger than life versions of their favorite games like human foosball and life-sized Jenga. Game balls, Jenga pieces and a selection of table-top board games are available to be checked out for free. Guests can also play Glow FORE it Mini Golf, 9 holes of glow-in-the-dark mini golf along the Intracoastal Waterway for $2.50 per person per round. All games are open daily from 5:00 p.m. to 10:00 p.m. Game balls, golf clubs and board games are located at the Waterfront Activity Station near the course. For more information: http://wpb.org/events

ONGOING EVENTS AND ACTIVITIES
Additional highlights planned during this summer of fun include free community events: Clematis by Night, 4th on Flagler, Screen on the Green, BBQ, Brews & Blues, a Food Truck Roll Out, Art Night Out, the Northwood Mango Heritage Festival, the NEW Northwood Village Green Market and The Palm Beach Post Sunday on the Waterfront. The SIP grand finale takes place on August 31 at Clematis by Night featuring a national recording artist and a live auction benefitting 25 local charities. A complete listing of Summer in Paradise events include:

Clematis by Night
Thursdays, June 1 – August 31
6:00 p.m. to 10:00 p.m.
FREE
West Palm Beach Waterfront
During Clematis by Night, guests will enjoy extended hours and two bands every Thursday throughout the summer. For more information: http://wpb.org/events.
June 1 Summer In Paradise Kickoff Featuring Debut of AESOP’S TABLES and performances by Man in the Mirror with opening act Replay (Pop/Dance)
Man in the Mirror, is billed as the Ultimate Michael Jackson Tribute. Replay is a powerful, high energy dance band that covers a wide selection of the most popular dance music.

Screen on the Green
Second Friday of each month: June 9, July 14, August 11
8:00 p.m. to 11: 00 p.m.
FREE
West Palm Beach Waterfront
The Waterfront transforms into an outdoor theater where guests enjoy family friendly films under the stars. Blankets and lawn chairs are recommended. For more information: http://wpb.org/events
June 9 Sing (Rated PG)
July 14 Boss Baby (Rated PG)
August 11 Moana (Rated PG)

Mandel Public Library of West Palm Beach Aesop’s Fables Reader’s Theatre
Wednesdays and Fridays starting June 14-July 28
1:00 p.m. to 3:30pm FREE
411 Clematis St.
Fourth and fifth grade students are invited to create their own Aesop’s Fable at the Mandel Public Library! Participants will work together to write the script, rehearse and stage their original play. The final performances will take place on Friday, July 28. For more information, visit wpbcitylibrary.org or call 561-868-7703 to register.

Mandel Public Library of West Palm Beach Children’s StoryTime
Wednesdays: June 14 to July 26
10:15 a.m. FREE
411 Clematis St.
Bring the family and enjoy readings of classic tales and fables during Mandel Public Library of West Palm Beach weekly storytime. For more information, visit wpbcitylibrary.org.

Northwood Village Food Truck Roll-Out
Sunday, June 18 – Father’s Day
10 a.m. to 1:00 p.m.
Spruce Avenue between 24th & 25th Streets
FREE
Bring Dad to the ultimate food truck invasion on the west end of Northwood Road with a variety of culinary experiences, live music, and an artist colony featuring live art and artisan vendors.
For more information: http://northwoodvillage.com/ or facebook.com/northwoodvillagefanpage

The Palm Beach Post Sunday on the Waterfront
Third Sunday of each month: June 18, July 16, August 20
4:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m.
FREE
Meyer Amphitheatre, West Palm Beach Waterfront
This monthly concert series is a perfect weekend outing and a fantastic way to relax and unwind with friends and family on a Sunday afternoon. For more information: http://wpb.org/events
June 18 Let it Be-Tribute to The Beatles
July 16 Show Biz Kids-Tribute to Steely Dan
August 11 42-Tribute to Coldplay
Northwood Village Summer Green Market
Saturdays, June 3 through June 17
10:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m.
FREE
Dixie Highway between 24th and 25th Streets
Guests are invited to shop at their favorite market vendors and take a stroll through the Village to discover all of treasures in this WPB neighborhood. For more information: http://northwoodvillage.com/ or facebook.com/northwoodvillagefanpage

Northwood Mango Heritage Festival
Saturday, June 24
12:00 p.m. to 10:00 p.m.
Northwood Road, West Palm Beach
FREE
This tropical festival brings a taste of summer and all things mangoes to Northwood Village. The all-day affair includes live reggae, Latin fusion and Caribbean music along with mango-infused food and beverages, chef demonstrations and activities for the whole family. For more information, visit northwoodmangofest.com

Northwood Village Art Night Out
Last Friday of each month: June 30, July 28, August 25
6:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m.
Northwood Road, West Palm Beach
FREE
Guests can experience the creative lifestyle in Northwood Village as they stroll down Northwood Road. See local art and craft vendors and live street-side performers while shopping at the unique boutiques and galleries. For more information: http://northwoodvillage.com/ or facebook.com/northwoodvillagefanpage

BBQ, Brews & Blues
Saturday, July 1
5:00 p.m. – 9:00 p.m.
FREE
Historic Northwest District, three blocks north of Clematis St. on Rosemary Ave.
Guests can enjoy free samples of delicious southern soul food and craft beers by local vendors (while supplies last) at this savory event. It’s the area’s best blues & R&B music in a family-friendly outdoor atmosphere featuring Dave Scott and The Reckless Shots, and soulful blues powerhouse Cece Teneal. Trolley service will be available from downtown West Palm Beach and free parking is available onsite. For more information: wpb.org/cra

4th on Flagler
Tuesday, July 4
5:00 p.m. to 10:00 p.m.
FREE
West Palm Beach Waterfront
South Florida’s largest free outdoor Independence Day celebration features two stages of LIVE entertainment, children’s activities, giant games, military honor ceremony and an 18-minute fireworks extravaganza over the Intracoastal Waterway. For more information: http://wpb.org/events

Summer in Paradise Grand Finale at Clematis by Night
Thursday, August 31
6:00 p.m. to 10:00 p.m.
FREE
West Palm Beach Waterfront
See the live auction of Aesop’s Tables to benefit 25 local charities, play giant versions of your favorite games and enjoy a free concert by a national recording artist (TBA) during the Summer in Paradise finale at Clematis by Night. For more information: http://wpb.org/events

To make any “Summer In Paradise” complete, there are also plenty of activities for residents to enjoy on the water. From kayak and paddleboard tours and rentals, sunset catamaran tours, to Jet Ski rentals and snorkeling trips, Visit Palm Beach will have daily excursions on the Intracoastal Waterway as well as bicycle tours and exclusive Summer In Paradise specials. A complete list of aquatic events and activities are available at the Waterfront Visitor Information Center, online at visitpalmbeach.com or by phone (561) 881-9757.

For additional information on Summer in Paradise, visit wpb.org/events.

SUMMER IN PARADISE Sponsors as of date include: City of West Palm Beach Art in Public Places Program, The Palm Beach Post, Palm Beach Daily News, Coca-Cola, West Palm Beach Marriott, WPBF News 25, 97.9 WRMF, 103.1 WIRK, SUNNY 107.9, X 102.3, 850 AM, 640AM, Beatz, Discover the Palm Beaches, Visit Palm Beach, Downtown Development Authority, Northwood Village, the Historic Northwest, the West Palm Beach Community Redevelopment Agency, the Hilton West Palm Beach, Best Western Palm Beach Lakes, All My Sons Moving and Storage, Jet Ride and the Cultural Council of the Palm Beaches.

For updates and promotions: https://www.facebook.com/CityofWPB

 

 

More About City of West Palm Beach Summer In Paradise:

SUMMER IN PARADISE is a partnership between The City of West Palm Beach, the West Palm Beach Community Redevelopment Agency, the West Palm Beach Downtown Development Authority, Visit Palm Beach, Northwood Village, Historic Northwest Neighborhood, the Cultural Council of Palm Beach County and Discover the Palm Beaches showcasing West Palm Beach as an international destination full of events, activities, art, entertainment and fun. Summer in Paradise collectively includes 90 days of nonstop events and happenings in the Northwest Neighborhood, Northwood Village and Downtown West Palm Beach starting June 1, 2017 through the end of August.

 

 

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

 

Continuum WPB Announces 2017 Featured Artists And Events From January 19 – 28th

CONTINUUM WPB Arts is a pop-up multi-media art fair in the downtown City of WPB during ArtPalmBeach Week exhibiting regional South Florida artists. The event is a two-week expo exploring innovative art programming for the community. The mission is to collaborate different artistic disciplines while enhancing the community. The event, which is in its fourth year, will be located at CityPlace at the former Brookstone store front.  It is in partnership with ArtPalmBeach and Art Synergy, produced by ATB Fine Artists & Designers LLC.  The Rickie Report shares the details, list of artists and some sneak peeks.  Get your calendars out now!  Some events are FREE, while others benefit local charities.  See the article for ticket details.

 

 

 

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CONTINUUM WPB  2017

Located At The Former Brookstone Store

700 South Rosemary Avenue Set 120

    West Palm Beach, FL 33401

January  19 – 28,  2017

 

 

 

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SCHEDULE   OF   EVENTS:

 

Wednesday, January 18, 2017

ArtPalmBeach VIP After Party

9:00pm-Until ???

 

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Curators: Anthony Burks Sr., Trina Slade Burks, Craig McInnis

 

Thursday, January 19, 2017

 

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Sneakers for Auction by Jennifer Love Gironda

 

Opening:

V.I.P. Black Tie & Sneakers Fundraiser Gala

7:30 -10:00 pm

 

 

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Sneakers and Black Tie!

 

 

Friday, January 20, 2017

 

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Celebrate the Artists

(Awards Ceremony)/Live Painting

6:00 -10:00pm

 

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Live Painting

 

Saturday, January 21, 2017

Young Masters of CONTINUUM WPB

(Workshops, Meet the Young Artists)

Noon – 9:00pm

Sunday, January 22, 2017

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Brunch & Lecture   11:30 am – 2:00pm

Meet the Artists     3:00 – 5:00pm

 

 

 

Tuesday, January 24, 2017

Artists Lunch & Lecture         Noon -3:00pm
Meet the Curators                    7:00 – 9:00pm

 

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Panel Discussion

 

 

Wednesday, January 25, 2017

Gallery Open

 

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Photography by Barry Seidman

 

Thursday, January 26, 2017

Quarter Auction Fundraiser

7:00- 10:00pm

 

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Continuum 2016 Small works of art by Nicole Gallucio (Photo courtesy of Durga Garcia)

 

Friday, January 27, 2017

Music Night

7:00- 10:00pm

 

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Music Photo Courtesy of Annette Meyer

 

Saturday, January 28, 2017

Melange to Go-Fashion Meets Art

6:00- 10:00pm

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Wearable Art Accessories by Shakeera Thomas ( Photo courtesy of Durga Garcia)

 

For Tickets:

https://www.eventbrite.com/e/continuum-wpb-arts-2017-tickets-30329032954

 

 

 

The Artists of 2017:

Adriana Ficarelli
Adriano Ficarelli
Agata Ren
Amanda Valdes
Anthony Burks Sr
Barry Seidman
Bonnie Bruner
Cangshu Gran
Carole Lebrun
Caron Bowman
Chad Steve
Craig McInnis
Diane Lublinski
Eduardo Mendieta
Emmanuel Gonzales
Erika Cespedes
Gary Kroman
Genie Fritchey
Gill Alexander
Hazel Griffiths
Hegina Rodrigues
Henriett Michel
Ilene Adams
James Rabidoux
JoAnne Berkow
Jodi Luby
Karla Walter
Kathryn Schumacher
Kristin Pavick
Lenore Robins
Leo Arbeznik
Linda Relis
Lisa Johnson
Luke Gardner
Lynn Doyal
Manon Sander
Maria Tritico
Mark Allen
Mark Walnock
Nicole Gallucio
O’real Bluntson
Orlando Chiang
Paola Gracey
Patricia Levey
Rita Boutros
Robert Moore
Ron Garrett
Sarah Knouse
Shakeera Thomas
Tony Curry
Tonya Akins
Tracy Guiteau
Tristyn Bustamante

 

For more information:

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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