Betty Wilson’s Little Studio That Could…And Does Make Great Art! The Craft Gallery Offers Classes, Workshops, Studio Space, Party Rentals

In a city full of polished galleries filled with magnificent art, there is a little local working art studio and gallery in West Palm Beach that knocks it out of the park! The Craft Gallery, owned by prominent West Palm Beach artist Betty Wilson, is a jewel tucked away in a small slice of Dixie Highway. Betty’s gallery and studio offers artists the perfect place to hone their craft, display their creations and share their knowledge. Art lovers can experience making art or just browsing for thoughtful and thought-provoking works of art by local artists. As current President of The Ceramic League of the Palm Beaches, Betty’s gallery includes works of art from many League members. Plus, her own creativity can be seen in her artwork on display – ceramics, fused glass creations and encaustic wax pieces.  The Rickie Report shares the details and some sneak peeks!

 

 

 

 

The Craft Gallery

5911 South Dixie Hwy.    West Palm Beach, FL 33405

 561 762 8162

 

 

Discover, Create and Explore

at

The Craft Gallery !

 

 

Fused Glass ~Hand pulled glass stringers~ Lost wax cast glass

Hand-building Pottery ~ Wheel throwing Pottery 

Jewelry ~ Enameling ~ Silver clay ~ Polymer Clay ~ Encaustic

 

 

Hours:

Tuesday through Saturday

10 am – 2 pm

 or by appointment

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Betty Wilson relishes having other artists share their expertise by teaching classes in her studio. Guests come from far and wide to experience the fun and friendly atmosphere at the classes. Taught by local and visiting artists, there are group and one-on-one classes in a multitude of specialties, such as pottery (wheel and hand building), fused glass, encaustic wax, jewelry metalsmithing, fiber arts, polymer clay, mixed media and more. She even lets you create your own classGirls Night Out, Paint Your Own Pottery – you name it.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

If you are considering displaying your artwork in a gallery, The Craft Gallery is a great place to be. Works from a variety of local artisans are scattered on shelves throughout the studio and there is a tremendous variety of mediums on display. Betty is regularly showcasing new and seasoned artists at exhibitions and receptions held throughout the year, all open to the public. She also promotes the artists on social media, the gallery website, in a monthly e-newsletter and via local media outlets.

 

 

 

 

The Craft Gallery also offers studio space for rent. Artists can rent by the hour, day, week or up to a year. There are membership opportunities with many perks for those needing space and materials on an ongoing basis. They also offer many supplies for sale, such as clay, molds for both clay and glass, glazes, clay supplies, etc. Since this is a working studio, artists can experience the pleasure of bouncing creative ideas off of some of the most prolific artists in Palm Beach County and beyond.

 

Tucked next to the iconic Carvel Ice Cream building, The Craft Gallery is located behind Hair Harbor on Dixie Highway, just north of Forest Hill Boulevard. Check their website and Facebook page TheCraftGallery.net – for information about the latest classes and events. The gallery is open from 10 am to 2 pm, Tuesday through Saturday, or by appointment. If you “think you can”, stop by the gallery to see Betty and all her creativity in action at this little slice of art heaven in West Palm Beach.

 

 

 

For more information please contact Betty Wilson:

The Craft Gallery

5911 S. Dixie Highway    West Palm Beach, FL 33405

561-762-8162    TheCraftGallery.net

 

 

 

 

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

 

Holiday Gifts From Local Artists At West Palm Beach Gallery & Studio. Shop The Craft Gallery, Sign Up For Classes And Enjoy A Discount Available To Rickie Report Readers!

Wouldn’t you just love to give a gift that makes a lasting impression? Handcrafted specialties always have extra meaning because they are made by an artisan who loves their craft. At The Craft Gallery in West Palm Beach, you’ll find a small (but mighty) working art studio. There is a petite gallery onsite featuring art for purchase from a variety of local artists. You’ll see one-of-a-kind works such as ceramics, glass, jewelry, wood, fiber arts, polymer clay, mixed media and more. There is something in every price range and your selection is sure to become a cherished keepsake. A variety of classes begin in December and our readers are being offered a special discount!  The Rickie Report shares the details about Gift certificates for a class, art supplies or gallery gifts to one of your favorite creative peeps!

 

 

 

 

 

The Craft Gallery

5911 South Dixie Hwy.    West Palm Beach, FL 33405

 561 762 8162

 

 

Discover, Create and Explore

at

The Craft Gallery !

 

 

Fused Glass ~Hand pulled glass stringers~ Lost wax cast glass

Hand-building Pottery ~ Wheel throwing Pottery 

Jewelry ~ Enameling ~ Silver clay ~ Polymer Clay ~ Encaustic

 

 

 

Holiday Gifts from Local Artists!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Take advantage of several SPECIALS

Available through December 24!

 

 

 

SPECIAL #1:

Receive 10% off of your purchase if you just mention this article.

SPECIAL #2:

Prepay $120 for any two classes (multi-day workshops not included) and you have up to one year to choose any two classes you wish to attend. This is an average savings of $10-20 per class!

SPECIAL #3:

Receive $5 off for you and a friend when you register for a class. Applies to any class, but you both must attend the same class (multi-day workshops not included).

 

 

 

CLASSES   AND   WORKSHOPS:

 

 

 

 

 

Glass Ornaments & Animals:

Monday, December 2 (10 am to 12 pm), $75

Ceramic Snowflakes:

Friday, December 6 (10 am to 12 pm) & Friday, December 13 (10:30 am – 12:30 pm)  $75 

Polymer Clay Jewelry:

Saturday, December 7 (9:30 am to 12:30 pm), $70

Mixed Media Collage:

Thursday, December 17 (9:30 am to 12:30 pm), $55

 

 

 

The Craft Gallery is available for studio space rental and parties. Parties, you ask? Consider having a unique holiday party at the gallery. Invite a small group for an evening of art and socializing (think Paint Your Own Pottery or Couples Night Out) or the gallery can create an art class customized to your schedule. They can even tailor parties just for kids.

 

 

So, get yourself in gear for the holiday season and swing by the charming little gallery tucked next to the iconic Carvel Ice Cream in West Palm Beach. The Craft Gallery is located behind Hair Harbor on Dixie Highway, just north of Forest Hill Boulevard at 5911 S. Dixie Highway. Gallery hours are Tuesday through Saturday, 10 am to 2 pm. Afternoons, evenings and weekends are by appointment only. Stay informed about their classes, sales and events by liking them on Facebook or check out their website –TheCraftGallery.net.

 

 

The studio is located behind Hair Harbor on Dixie Highway, just north of Forest Hill Boulevard. Be sure to check The Craft Gallery website and Facebook page – TheCraftGallery.netfor information about the latest classes and events. Pop on by the gallery to see this artist in action and all the lovely creativity that surrounds her.

 

 

 

 

For more information please contact Betty Wilson:

The Craft Gallery

5911 S. Dixie Highway    West Palm Beach, FL 33405

561-762-8162    TheCraftGallery.net

 

 

 

 

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

 

Making Art At Betty Wilson’s Local Working Studio. The Craft Gallery Offers Classes, Parties, Space And Equipment Rentals

Did you know about a small, but mighty working art studio in West Palm Beach that’s open to the public for classes, parties, space and equipment rental? The Craft Gallery is owned by Betty Wilson. You can experience the pleasure of bouncing creative ideas off of some of the most prolific artists in Palm Beach County and beyond. Betty offers classes taught by local artists, multi-day workshops from visiting masters, party classes (such as Paint Your Own Pottery or Girls Day Out) and one-on-one classes in a multitude of specialties. Classes include pottery (wheel and hand building , fused glass, encaustic wax, jewelry metalsmithing, fiber arts, polymer clay, mixed media and more. There are classes for kids, too.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

The Craft Gallery

5911 South Dixie Hwy.    West Palm Beach, FL 33405

 561 762 8162

 

 

Discover, Create and Explore

at

The Craft Gallery !

 

 

Fused Glass 

Hand pulled glass stringers

Lost wax cast glass

Hand-building Pottery 

Wheel throwing Pottery 

Jewelry

Enameling

Silver clay

Polymer Clay

Encaustic

 

 

 

 

Making    Art   at   a   Local    Working    Studio

The Craft Gallery also offers studio space for rent. Artists can rent by the hour, day, week or up to a year. There are membership opportunities with many perks for those needing space and materials on an ongoing basis.

 

 

 

 

They also offer many supplies for sale, such as clay, molds for both clay and glass, glazes, clay supplies, etc. Plus, there is a small gallery onsite featuring art for purchase from many local artists.

 

 

 

Events and exhibitions featuring a variety of artists are held throughout the year and are open to the public.

 

 

 

 

Betty, current President of The Ceramic League of the Palm Beaches, is a whirling dervish of activity and brings creatives together in her charming space tucked next to the iconic Carvel Ice Cream.  Enjoy her garden of serenity as you take a break in creating.  You won’t be here long, we can guarantee, because you’ll want to get back to the studio to continue generating your ideas into reality!

 

 

 

 

The studio is located behind Hair Harbor on Dixie Highway, just north of Forest Hill Boulevard. Be sure to check The Craft Gallery website and Facebook page – TheCraftGallery.netfor information about the latest classes and events. Pop on by the gallery to see this artist in action and all the lovely creativity that surrounds her.

 

 

 

 

For more information please contact Betty Wilson:

The Craft Gallery

5911 S. Dixie Highway    West Palm Beach, FL 33405

561-762-8162    TheCraftGallery.net

 

 

 

 

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

Lighthouse Artcenter Offers Once-In-A-Lifetime Chance To Learn Stone Carving From Italian Master Sculptor, Adds Wide Variety Of Workshops. Register Now!

The Lighthouse ArtCenter presents a one-in-a-lifetime opportunity to learn stone carving from an Italian Master Sculptor in March!  LAC adds a wide variety of workshops and Select Fridays in February.  Try your hand at digital photography, Photo Shop, paint textures and water reflections in watercolor, paint realistic shiny objects, explore abstract in acrylics or mixed medium collage. Enjoy visiting artists as they present oil and cold wax mediums, pastel portraits, and ceramics.  Are you looking for a fun way to spend Friday evenings?  Pop into Select Fridays by yourself to make a casserole dish, or bring your significant other for couple’s ring-making.  The Rickie Report shares the details and some sneak peeks.

 

 

 

 

 

 

Lighthouse ArtCenter Gallery

373 Tequesta Drive    Tequesta, Florida 33469

(561) 746-3101     www.LighthouseArts.org

 

 

Gallery Hours:
M-F 10 am – 4 pm
Sat 10 am – 2 pm

 First Saturday of the month no charge

 

 

 

 

 

 

One-week or Two-week Stone Carving Workshop

March 25 – April 5

Monday through Friday, March 25 – 29   Monday through Friday, April 1 – 5

$850* for one week, $1,500* for two weeks (for two week discount, call 561-748-8737 to register) *Non-refundable

 

Lucio Chiurulla, Master Italian Sculptor

 

 

The Lighthouse ArtCenter is excited to announce the two-week stone carving workshop by Italian sculptor, Lucio Chiurulla in March 2019. Mr. Chiurulla will be in Tequesta from his native Italy for the two-week workshop.  The workshop is from March 25 – April 5, 2019. This course will focus on marble and stone, two materials that are still carved employing the traditional technique that has been used for many centuries, especially in Italy, since the Greeks and the Romans, and even before them.

 

 

A sculptor of twenty-five year experience with marbles, granites and stones, Mr. Chiurulla studied at the Art School and Accademia of Belle Arti in Perugia (Italy), did his own research on Ancient Roman, Greek and Medieval statues and mosaics acquiring specific marble carving techniques. He currently has his studio near the Trasimeno Lake in the Italian region of Umbria, where he lives and works.

 

 

The workshop program will revolve around a few basic concepts and rules regarding the making of a stone sculpture in the traditional way, using the chisel and the mallet. You will be practicing a technique that has been the same for many centuries – if not millenniums – but that can now be widely reinterpreted and adjusted in the light of modern conception of “art” and the personal feelings of each sculpture.  

 

 

Each student will be provided a carving table, a piece of Italian soft stone, access to electricity and will work under a covered tent. Demonstrations and group/individual instruction will be provided of the step by step process of the stone removal process, through sanding and polishing and making a finished sculpture including a base.create your own

Lunch can be arranged each day. Kits of sculpting tools will also be available for sale in the school store. All levels from beginners to advanced welcome. 

 

 

 

 

Jewelry Workshop with Lucio Chiurulla

Saturday, March 30 

Saturday, March 30, 9 a.m. – 4 p.m.; Gallery Master Studio  Member $125*; Nonmember $150*  *Non-refundable

 

 

This workshop deals with the techniques of embedding pieces of stones in a metal frame to make jewelry. Materials such as alabaster, marble or stones of different types and colors can be used. Participants will create their own design of one piece, using one of the three different techniques of “cesellatura.” These techniques include track embedding, claw embedding and embossed grains or pave. All levels of students are welcome.

 

February Workshops:

 

 

 

NEW! Textures & Water Reflections in Watercolor 

Old drift wood, weathered doors and windows, crumbling ceramic pots with flowers, stone walls and rocks – Let’s learn how to tackle those textures and turn them into beautiful watercolors. The workshop will also work on a number of techniques to recreate those elusive colors and lights we so often see on water reflections. All levels with a working knowledge of watercolor.

Instructor: Fernando Porras

Saturday, February 2, 2019; 9am-4pm, School: Studio A; Member $125; Nonmember $150

 

 

 

 

Beginning to Intermediate Digital Photography

Want to get better results from your digital camera? Students will learn the basics of photography, the use of camera controls and their application to creative digital photography. Lighting and composition will be taught through hands-on lessons in studio and on location. Students are required to bring their own digital camera; digital SLR is preferred. All levels welcome.

Instructor: David Randell

Saturday, February 2, 2019; 10am-3pm; Studio B: School; Member $125; Nonmember $150

 

 

 

 

Introduction to Photoshop Elements

Students will work with Photoshop Elements covering the basic functions of the program including importing and organizing images, basic corrections and editing, creative editing, and outputting to print, slide shows, social media and web galleries. Students are required to bring their personal laptop or notebook computer along with Photoshop Elements software. A 30-day free demo of Photoshop Elements is available online at adobe.com. All levels welcome.

Instructor: David Randell

Saturday, February 16, 2019; 10am-3pm; Studio B: School; Member $125; Nonmember $150

 

 

“Frozen In Time” by Manon Sander

 

 

 

Shine at Painting Shiny Things

Gain confidence to put reflective things like glass, chrome or patent leather into your paintings. Learn the secrets how to make things look so shiny they appear to jump off the canvas. Oil preferred, acrylics acceptable. Working knowledge of medium and drawing skills beneficial. 

Instructor: Manon Sander

Thursday & Friday, February 14 and 15, 2019; 9am-4pm, School of Art: Studio A; Member $300; Nonmember $350

 

 

 

 

Abstract Acrylic Medium Exploration

Come with ideas and/or develop them with inspiration from the materials. While hearing some history and viewing a short presentation, several liquid, gel, and paste mediums will be discussed and explored, so bring your favorite color acrylic paints to accompany the experiments! Beginner to advanced.

Instructor: Vincent Lardieri

Saturdays February 9 or March 2, 2019; 12pm-5pm; School of Art: Studio B; Member $100, Nonmember $115

 

 

 

 

Following Your Intuition with Oil & Cold Wax Mediums 

Cold Wax and Oil is all about layers of paint; adding and subtracting, creating textures, and beautiful color blends. All levels welcome.

Instructor: Mimi McCallum, visiting artist

Friday-Saturday, February 22-23, 2019; 9am-4pm; Member $300; Nonmember $350 

 

 

 

 

Mixed Medium Collage

A fun introduction to painting with acrylics in a contemporary and abstract style. Explore your own personal acrylics palette, masking off image areas, collaging and cutting papers to create an image of your own design. Step-by-step demonstrations using Liquitex soft and heavy, fluid and metallic acrylics with powder temperas, oil based metallic enamels, matte medium, molding paste and detailing steps with a ruling pen. Bring photos, magazine clippings, handmade paper and even one of your traditional paintings that we can cut up and add to the finished collage. All levels welcome.

Instructor: Jim Rigg

Sunday, February 24, 2019; 9am-4pm, School: Studio; Member $125; Nonmember $150

 

 

Pastel by Cuong Nguyen

 

 

Portraits in Pastel

 

 

Visiting artist Cuong Nguyen will focus on drawing, values, edges, composition and creating life-like skin tone color with pastel pencils. Students will focus on the fundamentals of drawing the human head while developing new skills in soft pastel. The workshop will feature a live model, and Cuong will demonstrate his own techniques to draw from life. Students will learn to use an approach that helps them see the big shapes first, and then go into details towards the end of the workshop. Intermediate to advanced.

Instructor: Cuong Nguyen, visiting artist

Friday-Sunday, February 8-10, 2019; 9am-4pm; Member $475; Nonmember $510

 

 

 

Ceramic by Nancy Utterback

 

 

 

Ceramics – Flash Fire

Clay, surface, fire, and flashing with Soda. Demonstrations on throwing, hand-building, flashing slips, and surface decoration are included in this class. Intermediate to advanced.

Instructor: Nancy Utterback, visiting artist

Friday-Sunday, February 15-17, 2019; 9am-4pm; Ceramics Studio: School; Member $300; Nonmember $325

 

 

 

 

SELECT FRIDAYS:

 

 

Wine & Paint Night

Invite your friends or significant other, bring your favorite beverage, and get ready to go on a fun creative journey. You will be creating an original masterpiece with step-by-step instruction in a casual, relaxed atmosphere. Over 21 only. Instructor: Randall Scott

Friday, Feb. 15, 6-9pm   $40 per person

 

 

 

 

Jewelry

Love-Struck-Couples Ring Making 

Come join us for a date night, bring your girlfriend/boyfriend, spouse, partner or best friend, your favorite beverages and lite bites and join us for a night of fun. Make a sterling silver ring for yourself or one for your significant other, the choice is yours. During this workshop each student will learn to cut, form, solder, texture and patina their ring. Instructor: Maria Tritico

Friday, Feb. 8, 2019, 6-9pm    $50 per person

 

 

 

 

Fused Glass Pendants

Join us for a fun night of pendant making! Bring your favorite people and beverages while you learn the basics of fused glass jewelry making. Each student will learn how to cut, design and set up their own fused glass pendants to pair perfectly with their favorite cord or chain. Students can pick up their fused pendants the following week. Instructor: Maria Tritico

Friday, Mar. 1, 2019, 6-8pm     $50 per person

 

 

 

Play with Clay:

Toast to Ghost Date Night

While viewing the smooth moves of Patrick Swayze and the stunning looks of Demi Moore in the Romantic/Drama “Ghost, you and your date will learn how to throw pots on the potter’s wheel. Each participant will walk away with his/her very own creation. Please wear clothes that may get clay on them. Over 21 only, bring your own beverages. Food/snacks will be provided by ArtCenter. No experience necessary. Instructor: Chad Steve

Friday, Feb. 1, 2019, 6-8pm   Over 21, $40 per person

 

 

 

 

Make Your Own Casserole Dish

Each participant will learn how to make their very own customized casserole dish. We will start by customizing our clay slabs with patterns and texture, and then work with the design and layout of each component of the dish. Finally, we’ll construct our dishes, adding our own handles. People will be impressed at your next potluck! Instructor: Chad Steve

Friday, Mar. 1, 2019, 6-8pm   $40 per person

 

 

 

 

Alcohol Inks

A new type of drawing beyond the typical pencil, charcoal and pastel….we are using alcohol inks. You’ll be creating and experimenting with inks to create landscapes, floral and abstract images, and whatever you desire. We will learn how to use the Inks and what substrates work best with the inks. Inks and paper are included. Instructor: Jim Rigg

Friday, Feb. 8, 2019, 6-8pm  $50 per person

 

 

 

 

Glass Fusion

Invite your friends or significant other, bring your favorite beverage, and get ready to go on a fun, creative journey. You will learn all about fusing glass into dishes, jewelry, vases, and ornaments. You will create a 5″ x 5″ piece of art, with instruction, in a casual relaxed atmosphere. No experience necessary. Instructor: Nancy Politsch

Fridays, Feb. 22   $50 per person

 

 

 

Mini Intro Series with Jim Rigg

 

Explore a medium you’ve always wanted to try. All supplies are included, however, students are welcome to bring their own.     $40 per person

Intro to Acrylics – Friday, January 11, 2019, 1-3pm

Intro to Watercolor – Friday, February 8, 2019, 1-3pm

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

For more information or to sign up for any Workshops or Select Fridays, just call the School of Art at (561) 748-8737 or go to www.LighthouseArts.org.

 

 

Call the Lighthouse ArtCenter at 561-746-3101 or go to our website at www.LighthouseArts.org

The Lighthouse ArtCenter, a 501c (3) not-for-profit, was founded in 1964 by eight artists and Christopher Norton. In the last 54 years it has grown to include a gallery, school of art, gift shop, and art supply store. Supported by memberships, sponsors, and grants, the ArtCenter now serves over 20,000 guests, 2,500 students, 45 faculty members, 500+ summer ArtCampers and a comprehensive outreach program to benefit underserved and disabled residents in the community.

 

 

 

 

Lighthouse ArtCenter Gallery

 373 Tequesta Drive Tequesta, Florida  33469 

 (561) 746-3201

Monday through Friday: 10 am – 4 pm

Saturday: 10 am – 2 pm

 

Lighthouse ArtCenter School of Art and Art Supply Store

395 Seabrook Road Tequesta, Florida 33469

(561)748-8737.  

Monday through Friday 9 am – 5 pm

Saturday: 9 am – 4 pm

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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

 

 

 

 

 

Irene Jalowayski’s “Fly Away” Is Featured At Continuum Art Palm Beach 2019 And Upcoming Classes

Irene Jalowayski‘s hand made glass creations have truly taken flight, as her newest cast glass wall art, “Fly Away” will be one of the featured artworks at Continuum / Art Palm Beach 2019.  Irene’s increasingly detailed process as a glass artist shows the degree to which she has pushed herself to stretch boundaries, and in glass work, that is challenging!  The viewer can feel the excitement of her creative process.  In addition to Continuum, Irene sells her work at Artisans On The Ave in Lake Worth. She teaches at McMow Art Glass and at The Craft Gallery.  The Rickie Report brings you her most recent creations and urges everyone to stop by to see them in person or sign up for a class

 

 

 

 

 

“Fly Away” Cast Glass by Irene Jalowayski

 

 

 

 

 

 

FLY   AWAY

WITH

I R E N E     J A L O W A Y S K I

 

 

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CONTINUUM WPB ArtsEvent

January 10-19, 2019

 

426-428 Clematis Street      West Palm Beach, FL 33401 

 

The mission is to collaborate different artistic disciplines while enhancing the community. This event will be located Downtown West Palm Beach produced by ATB Fine Artists & Designers LLC in Partnership with the No More Starving Artists Foundation.

 

MEET IRENE:  

 

Thursday, January 10, 2019  7:30 – 10:00 pm    

V.I.P. Black Tie Fundraiser Gala Benefits  No More Starving Artists Foundation

 

Friday, January 11, 2019  6 -10:00 pm

           Artists Awards Ceremony and Artist Talks

ENJOY CONTINUUM 2019:

 

 

Saturday, January 12, 2019 12:00pm-9:00pm      Young Masters of CONTINUUM Day

Sunday, January 13, 2019   11:30am-2:00pm       Meet the Curators and Brunch & Lecture

Tuesday, January 15, 2019  12:00pm-2:00pm      Artists Lunch & Lecture

Thursday, January 17,2019  7:00pm-10:00pm      Quarter Auction Fundraiser

Friday, January 18, 2019  7:00pm-10:00pm          Live Music and Entertainment

Saturday, January 19, 2019 5:00pm-10:00pm       Melange presents the Body Painting                                                                             Competition & Runway Show

 

For more information about Continuum 2019:  http://nmsaf.org

 

 

 

Lace Glass Vase by Irene Jalowayski

 

 

 

 

Florida native, Irene Jalowayski works primarily in fused glass, cast glass, and mixed media. Her most recent cast glass creation, “Fly Away” will be one of the featured one-of-a-kind art pieces at Continuum 2019, during Art Palm Beach2019.  Her fused art glass pieces are filled with colorful dichroic glass mixed in bright, beautiful backgrounds. The viewer can feel the excitement of the creative process!

 

 

 

Rainbow Menorah by Irene Jalowayski

 

 

 

Irene’s abstract sculptures will enhance any decor.  Irene’s functional art pieces include cast glass jewelry boxes, bowls, vases, plates of varying sizes, and small accent tables. Her Judaica array includes mezzuzahs, candle sticks, menorahs, matzah plates, and she offers to create a unique bowl using the shards of the glass which is broken during the wedding ceremony!

 

 

 

Fused glass birds wall hanging by Irene Jalowayski

 

 

In 2013, Irene was featured as an emerging artist at ArtiGras. She studied with Sidney Escowitz and has taken classes with McMow Art Glass and Art Glass Environments, before becoming a teacher herself!  She never loses sight of the creative excitement when she open a kiln.  She shares that enthusiasm with her students.

 

 

 

 

Brass blue bracelet by Irene Jalowayski 

 

 

 

Irene’s jewelry pieces are distinctive. Her wearable art pieces include one-of-a-kind necklaces, earrings, and cuff bracelets.  Each object is truly unique, not only due to the glass work, but because she understands the wearer’s need to own a singular adornment.

 

 

Commissioned glass bowl with blue glass shards from wedding ceremony, by Irene Jalowayski

 

 

 

 

Her personal glass collection in includes creations from the United States, Italy, and Sweden. Irene’s inspiration comes from nature and her own imagination, as you will see with “Fly Away”.  The process of casting glass is complicated and more difficult than that of fused glass.  First, Irene makes a clay sculpture. Over the weeks that it takes to dry, she will continue to incise, brush, and assure that the mold is exact.  Then she casts the mold in plaster.  Once the plaster is dry, the mold is filled with glass and fired to 450 degrees for 38 hours.  Once cooled, the mold is broken away from the glass, resulting in a solid piece of glass which will never be reproduced!

 

 

 

UPCOMING  CLASSES:

Introduction to Fusing

 Thursday, February 21st    10  am to Noon

All supplies and firing included.  $70 a person.  Limit of 10.

You Have Been Introduced to Glass Fusing:  Now What?

Thursday, March 14    10 am to Noon    $70 a person.  

All glass and supplies included as well as firing.

These classes take place at The Craft Gallery

5911 Dixie Highway   W.Palm Beach, FL 33405

To see more of Irene’s glass art pieces, wearable art, schedule of exhibits:http://www.palmbeachsmashingglass.com

For more information call Irene at 561.792.8788 or email to ijaloway@yahoo.com

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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