Benzaiten Center For Creative Arts Announces Three Days Of Events With Glass Artist, Rob Stern

Benzaiten Center For Creative Arts welcomes the public to 3 days of events featuring internationally renown glass artist, Rob Stern. Mark your calendars for March 16th, 17th and 18th for glassblowing, dinner, and music plus a Free Family Fun Day! The Rickie Report shares the details and some sneak peeks!  Rob Stern is a real showman and works large so his demonstrations are extra dramatic and should not be missed.  Nowhere else in Palm Beach County is there a facility that brings in these types of world renown artists to blow glass in front of large audiences in real time. It is a sizzling hot experience!

 

 

 

1105 2nd Avenue, South Lake Worth, FL

561.508.7315

 

 

BENZAITEN CENTER FOR CREATIVE ARTS

WELCOMES YOU

TO THREE DAYS OF EVENTS!

FEATURING THE ART
OF
RENOWNED GLASS ARTIST:

ROB STERN

March 16th to 18th

 

 

The “Last Call” will not be happening from 8pm-10pm on Friday night. As that was St. Patty’s Day, we were not able to engage a band, so we are doing it after the Saturday’s public demonstration from 7pm -9pm.

Directions:  Parking in back of building on 3rd Avenue

“DO NOT USE GPS”
Exit I-95 at 6 Avenue, South and go East
Take a Left on South F Street at Kwik Stop
And a Right on 3rd Avenue South to Parking Lot

 

 

Hot Glass Demo With Rob Stern 

 

Thursday, March 16  6 – 9 PM

“Meet The Artist Dinner”

$100

This is an elegant, intimate sit-down dinner for only 30 people held in our Center’s beautiful gallery featuring one-on-one time with the visiting artist, a lecture by the artist, and piano music

Friday, March 17th

“Gallery Openings”

$10. at the door or FREE with Basic Membership

6 – 8 PM

This is a lovely cocktail reception with hors d’oeuvres, wine, piano music, and a private glassblowing demo by the artist

Saturday, March 18th

“Family Demo Day”

2 – 5 PM

FREE EVENT

This is a great family day featuring a three-hour public demo by the visiting artist

 

LAST CALL EVENT:

Saturday, March 18th

 

 

Glass Creation by Rob Stern

About Rob Stern:

Born in Miami, Rob was reared in Atlanta where his mother taught art and his father worked in the movie industry  and dabbled in photography. Rob attended Northside High School for the Performing Arts, in Atlanta, where he was a member of an elite touring group, singing dancing, and acting.  While active in many traditional sports, he also enjoyed skateboarding, surfing and rock climbing.  All of these factors combined with the inventive and adventurous spirit he inherited from his grandparents, would be important to his future career as a glass artist.

Glass installation by Rob Stern

Rob attended San Francisco State University where he studied art and discovered glass making. He worked as an apprentice at John Lewis Glass, an industrial casting facility in Oakland for five years.  He traveled to Europe touring glass factories for a semester and then returned to begin his study at the Pilchuck Glass School, renowned worldwide for its glass programs.  Rob went on to study, apprentice and assist numerous artists/masters at Pilchuck and other schools.

Glass Creation by Rob Stern

In 1992, after working as a teaching assistant for Czech master, Petr Novotny, Rob was invited to work in the Ajeto Glass Factory in the Czech Republic.  It was the start of a long term working relationship, as he lived and worked there for a number of years.  He continues to work closely with Petr both in Ajeto and doing demonstrations and conducting workshops throughout the world. From 1997-2003 Rob taught glassmaking at the University of Miami, FL and earned his MFA.  Rob now co-teaches with many artists/master at schools worldwide and frequently travels abroad to make his work. He has been invited to work as a master craftsman in both the US and Europe. In 2003, he established Rob Stern Art Glass Inc. in Miami , where he now works with his team on many commissions and personal sculptures.

Glass Creation by Rob Stern

“I consider myself to be very fortunate to have traveled, studied and lived in many places where glass is made by masters.  I have experienced many cultures, techniques, and the people who I have met have greatly influenced me.  I draw my inspiration from this, from music and from mostly everything I see in nature.  Working as a glass artist has enabled me to view the world as fluid, reflective, and full of light.  I strive to express emotion in my work and my other primary goal is the share the gift of glass with others”.

Glass Demo with Rob Stern

 

 

To receive more information or to Register for these events, classes, workshops or upcoming events please visit:

www.benzaitencenter.org

Call 561-508-7315 or
Email aholmes@benzaitencenter.org

Hours:

Tuesday through Saturday: 1:00 – 4:00 PM

Closed: Sundays and Mondays

Classes & Large Group Tours by appointment

Please call 561.508.7315 for more information

 

 

 

 

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

 

Meet The Most Collected Glass Artist In The U.S. At Benzaiten Center For Creative Arts

Marlene Rose is one of Florida’s greatest artistic treasures. She is one of the top glass artists of our day and lives right in our midst in Clearwater, Florida. However, Ms. Rose will be visiting Lake Worth for three days of events, April 28th, 29th and 30th at the new Benzaiten Center for Creative Arts. This will be a rare opportunity for people in our community to see this nationally renowned artist perform her magic.  The Rickie Report shares the details and urges you to sign up while spaces are still available!  

 

 

 

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www.benzaitencenter.org

 

BENZAITEN  CENTER  FOR  CREATIVE  ARTS

 

 

April 28-30, 2016: Marlene Rose

Thursday, April 28th: Private Dinner 6 – 9pm

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Friday, April 29th: Gallery Opening 6 – 8pm

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Saturday, April 30th: Public Demo 4 – 6pm

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1105 2nd Avenue South    Lake Worth, Florida 33460
561.508.7315 | aholmes@benzaitencenter.org

Hours:

Tuesday through Saturday: 1:00 – 4:00 PM

Closed: Sundays and Mondays

Classes & Large Group Tours by appointment

Please call 561.508.7315 for more information

 

 

 

Marlene Rose’s unique work refers to a personal system of symbols that derive their power and strength from the common core shared with our ancestors. Rose rides this ancient energy, and, through the glass, reaches out into time, linking the fragments of what she sees and her part-remembered memories of the past. These glimpses become her visions, and her visions soar into the future, frozen forever in the icy-hot stillness of the glass.

 

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Brilliant Golden Buddha by Marlene Rose

 

 

 

Rose uses a process based on the thousands-year-old tradition of bronze casting, adapted only recently for glass. She pours liquid molten glass into a carefully prepared sand mold, then cools it for six days or more in a specially controlled oven before cracking open the mold and seeing what she has made. This method of making the glass aligns perfectly with the imagery she sees. The rawness and the immediacy of working the sand; the thrill and danger of pouring this magical lava, thousands of degrees hot; and the patient gestation of the piece in the annealing oven. These processes all inform, and are integral in, the final finished creation.

 

 

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Marlene Rose Creating

 

 

 

“The glass may look like a relic of some ancient time, but each piece holds inside itself the sum of the sharp shards of what I have seen, of unnamed emotions, of visions, concepts and memories. These common threads of human imagery, passing through cultures and time… I am compelled to weave and recompose their nuances, all to communicate the immortal vibrancy of the human spirit”.

 

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Glass Creations by Marlene Rose

 

Being able to watch Marlene perform her sand-casting ritual in real time is the type of unique experiences that the new Benzaiten Center for Creative Arts is making possible for the citizens of Palm Beach County. Here is the outline of upcoming events:

 

 

 

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Marlene Rose with One of her Creations

 

Thursday, April 28   6 – 9PM: ‘An Intimate Dinner to Meet the Artist’ Limited to only 32 people, this sit-down dinner will be held in the beautiful Benzaiten Gallery and will include a talk of by the artist. $100pp

 

 

 

Friday, April 29 6 – 8PM: ‘Gallery Opening Reception’ featuring the work of Marlene Rose and 2-dimensional art of several local artists. Demo by the artist, live music, wine and hors d’oeuvres. Free for members and $10 for non-members

 

 

 

Saturday, April 30 Starts at 3PM: ‘Public Demonstration’ by Marlene Rose with music by DJ Mobile, wine, beer and lite snacks. Free

 

 

 

Call JoAnne Berkow at 561-310-9371 or email at jbberkow65@gmail.com for further info

 

www.benzaitencenter.org

1105 2nd Avenue South Lake Worth, Florida 33460
561.508.7315 

Hours:

Tuesday through Saturday: 1:00 – 4:00 PM

Closed: Sundays and Mondays

Classes & Large Group Tours by appointment

Please call 561.508.7315 for more information

 

 

 

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

Rickie Leiter, Publisher

The Rickie Report

P.O.Box 33423

Palm Beach Gardens, FL 33420

Rickie@therickiereport.com

561-537-0291

McMow Art Glass Announces 2015 Summer Specialty Classes

School is out, but glass classes are IN!  Look at McMow Art Glass’ newest classes and demonstrations!  Some events are free, so check out the schedule here.  From fusible mosaics, to introductory sessions on stained glass and frit – McMow has it all!  The Rickie Report shares the details and some photos here.

 

 

 

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701 North Dixie Hwy.    Lake Worth, FL. 33460

 561.585.9011 EXT 106

1.888.701.3494

www.mcmow.com

 

2015 SUMMER SPECIALTY CLASSES!

F U S I B L E M O S A I C S
With Holly Odess

Fusible Glass Mosaic by Holly Odess

Fusible Glass Mosaic by Holly Odess

 

We are excited to announce this new & exciting class with master mosaicist Holly Odess. In this two day course students will learn classical mosaic technique as well as gain knowledge about fusing while working on a 12″ x 12″ design. Cutting, shaping, and classical laying techniques will be covered. ALL MATERIALS ARE INCLUDED but students must come prepared with a 12″ x 12″ pattern adapted from a photo or other source, or Holly will provide a variety of patterns to choose from.

Saturday May 30th
&
Saturday June 6th
9am-3pm
$245.00

Only 2 spaces left in this class!

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FREE DEMO DAY!

 

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Stop by and watch Phil demonstrate how to pull stringer & vitrograph, make your own frit, and how to make & cut pattern bars!

Saturday June 13th
9am-12pm

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DRAPED SEA GRASS VASES
with Patti

 

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Create an ‘under the sea’ inspired fused and draped vase out of cut strips of glass that is both artistic and functional in this 2 hour course! No fusing experience required, this is the perfect class for beginners who are looking to create a fun piece for themselves or a great handmade gift for someone special!

Wednesday June 17th
6-8pm
$125.00

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KILN CARVED WIND CHIMES
with Faith

 

 

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In this 2 day class students will learn how to make a beautiful and one of a kind fused glass wind chime that incorporates kiln carved details. Create your fused & kiln carved glass pieces on the first Saturday and learn how to assemble and string them on the second Saturday. Cutting experience is required, please bring your cutting and breaking tools with you to class. All materials included except beading supplies.

Saturday June 20th 9am-3pm
&
Saturday June 27th 9am-12pm
$150.00

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COLOUR DE VERRE SUNFLOWERS
with Meagan

 

 

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Create this adorable summer inspired sunflower out of frit and a Colour De Verre mold! Pieces may either be cast and then slumped into a plate or cast and attached to a piece of re-bar to create a garden stake! Cost includes all materials and the Colour De Verre mold is yours to keep!

Wednesday June 24th
6-8pm
$125.00

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COMPREHENSIVE CUTTING COURSE
with Phil

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In this 3 hour course Phil will teach students about different cutting & breaking tools, how to cut glass, and the do’s & don’ts of cutting glass. This class is perfect for students who have taken an entry level fusing, mosaic, or stained glass class and are looking to improve or brush up on cutting skills.

Saturday July 11th
12-3pm
$55.00

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BEACH SCENE MOSAICS
with Taylor

 

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This entry level mosaic class is just perfect for summer! Students will learn traditional mosaic technique while creating a piece inspired by the sea. There will be a variety of patterns to choose from. Please feel free to bring your own seashells or treasures from the sea to incorporate into your piece! All materials are included.

Wednesday July 15th- July 29th
(3 consecutive Wednesdays)
6-8pm
$150.00

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INTERMEDIATE FUSING WORKSHOP
with Phil

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In this 3 session course, experienced students will have the opportunity to develop more advanced projects and create multiple fused pieces of their choice! Entry level fusing knowledge and cutting experience is required. Class size is limited for a more focused learning experience. Students must supply their own tools & materials and projects must be developed and discussed in class with the instructor or pre-approved by the instructor. Course cost includes 2 kiln firings, each additional kiln firing is only $10!

Saturday July 18th-August 1st
(3 Consecutive Saturdays)
9am-12pm
$110.00

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FRAMING LAB
with Faith

 

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Watch & learn the ins and outs of framing your stained glass projects and how to work with a variety of framing materials in this 2 hour lab.

Saturday July 18th
1-3pm
$25.00

 

 

 

Here is a listing of all classes:

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For more information please contact:

McMow Art Glass
701 North Dixie Hwy.   Lake Worth, FL. 33460
Phone: 561.585.9011 EXT 106     Toll Free: 1.888.701.3494
Fax: 561.586.2292    www.mcmow.com

 

 

 

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

Rickie Leiter, Publisher

The Rickie Report

P.O.Box 33423

Palm Beach Gardens, FL 33420

Rickie@therickiereport.com

561-537-0291