“Picture Perception” Features Photography By Students From Dreyfoos School Of Arts, Lot 23 And Isabel Saad, Curated By Bruce Helander

The Gallery at Center for Creative Education presents “Picture Perception : A Student Exhibition” featuring works by A.W. Dreyfoos School of the Arts Photography Students, Isabel Saad and Lot23 Student Artworks. The exhibition was curated by Guest Curator, Bruce Helander.  The Public is invited to the Opening Reception on May 6th.  The Exhibit continues through May 27th.  The Rickie Report shares some sneak peeks and urges you to see these amazing images!


425 24th Street, West Palm Beach, FL 33407
t (561) 805 9927    f (561) 805 9929




“Picture Perception : A Student Exhibition”

Opening Reception:

Saturday, May 6th
6:00 – 8:30pm

$10 Entry to support the charitable mission of the Center for Creative Education

Exhibition runs from May 6 to May 27

Exhibition is free and open to the public Tuesdays through Saturdays – 10:00AM to 5:00PM.





The Center for Creative Education’s mission is to empower our students to grow academically, creatively and socially through arts-based education.


“Nikk” by Isabel Saad



CCE envisions a world where each child has the opportunity to learn and grow in the way that meets their needs, and allows them to reach their full potential as citizens and contributors to society.


“Untitled” by Bethany Stinnett



In the early 1990’s a group of leaders at the Cultural Council of Palm Beach became concerned about the trend to cut back on arts education in schools. Visual arts, dance and music programs were being slashed to balance budgets. The Council commissioned a study, funded in part by the MacArthur Foundation and the Chastain Charitable Foundation, to find a way to help fill the void.


“Untitled” by Sarah Sherman


In 1994 that county-wide study led to the creation of the nonprofit, Center for Creative Education. Its mission was to train teachers how to bring the arts back into schools, by integrating art into other classroom studies. This “Arts Integration” is still the basis for what we do today. For more than two decades CCE has been partnering with schools and after-school sites in Palm Beach County to provide quality, creative educational opportunities, using the arts as the foundation.


“Shoes” by Isabel Saad



The Center:

Surprisingly, the Center for Creative Education’s first office was an un-used exam room at Good Samaritan Hospital. These creative accommodations were courtesy of the chairman of the committee that created CCE, Dr. Robert Brodner, a neurosurgeon who practices at the hospital.

Today, thanks to the generosity of our donors, we have our own beautiful Center in Northwood Village in West Palm Beach. The building was a roller rink back in the 1950’s and 60’s, so it is once again a place to delight children! The Center features an art gallery, classrooms, meeting rooms and is home to our administrative offices. Construction is currently underway on two art studios


“Untitled” by Sam Sturznickel 




For more information about this exhibit, classes, workshops or other events at CCE please contact:

Jonathon Ortiz-Smykla, Gallery and Marketing Manager
Center for Creative Education

425 24th Street, West Palm Beach, FL 33407
t (561) 805 9927 ext. 160    f (561) 805 9929

Empowering Students to Grow Academically, Creatively and Socially Through Arts-Based Education





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Brewhouse Gallery Begins 3rd Year With A Focus On Art And Community

As The Brewhouse Gallery moves into its 3rd year, stop by to celebrate all of their resident artists on the Thursday, May 26th. Enjoy complimentary hors d’oeuvres and wine tasting in a night completely devoted to the artists with a meet and greet, creative talks and much more! The Brewhouse is a community art gallery and craft beer oasis! Sit back with a locally roasted coffee, specialty soda or wine. The Brewhouse is one of the most well-respected live music venues in all of South Florida. It’s a creative space to share ideas & get inspired. The Rickie Report shares the details, which includes information for artists to display their work and for the public to rent the facility.








720 Park Avenue Lake Park, FL 33403



3:00PM – Midnight
Noon – Midnight





Mixed Media Artwork by Gary Kresser




Thursday, May 26th  6 – 9 pm





3D Art, Handmade jewelry, 2 D Art




◊ Craig McInnis ◊ AJ Brockman ◊ Manon Sander ◊ ◊Anthony Melois ◊David Daversa ◊Del Foxton ◊
◊Chrisanthy ◊ Family 561 ◊ Aces High Tattoo Shop ◊ ◊Maria Luresca ◊ Gary Kresser ◊ Leo Arbiznik ◊Kevin Goff ◊ Deb Schmidt ◊ Brad Cain ◊ Sarah LaPierre ◊ My Wicked Creations ◊ Phil Fung◊



Enjoy complimentary hors d’oeuvres and wine tasting.
Everyone who purchases a piece of art (no price minimum) will receive a ticket for a $50 Gift Certificate drawing to The Brewhouse Gallery.




Triptych by Craig McInnis




2D and 3D Artworks For Sale

Diner Dogs And Other Foods!



Want To Share Your Artwork?

Would you like to display your artwork at The Brewhouse Gallery? We offer excellent terms. No commission for a 3-month run, and unlike traditional artist co-ops, you are not required to put in volunteer time running the gallery. For more information, send us an email: art@brewhousegallery.com.





Here’s The Line Up*


Wednesday – Trivia Night 7 to 9 Join us for Trivia where you and your friends can win free giveaways, drinks, and even a gift certificate for the top two teams each night. Save up those gift certificates and even by some original art… No other place offers that! Try to outsmart your friends and put all that useless knowledge to use. 7 to 9 every Wednesday! Food by Diner Dogs Inc.  Newcomers Always Welcome!!!! Join a team and have fun!




Thursday – Open Mic Night 8 to 11 Join us for our Thursday open mic night hosted by professional comedian Wayne Felber! Sign-ups start around 7 and performers take the stage around 8 pm. We have an in-house PA (limited microphones, cables, etc.) so please bring your equipment. It is a great mix of guitarists, spoken word poetry, vocalists, keyboard, drums, Improv & more. Food by Diner Dogs Inc.



Friday *FEATURED* Live Music, 8 to 11 The house will be rocking! Check the latest line-up details. Happy Hour Poker at 6:30pm



Saturday *FEATURED* Live Music, 8 to 11 A knee slapping good time! Featuring guest appearances by members of different bands, friends, family, neighbors, hell, Sasquatch and the Yeti are even rumored to be cookin’ up a few songs as a duo. If you miss this one, it’s a damn shame!





Every Other Sunday, 2 – 4 pm

Sunday is off to a great start at the Brewhouse! We’re already having great fun with some of our friends, but we would really love it if you came in to see us, too! All musicians are welcome but we require a blues Influence and this is more of an open jam set up. The performers are requested to arrive about a half an hour early to set up. Spectators welcome!




Rent the Space!

Host your next shindig with us!

We have private and semi private party rental options for every occasion.

Baby Shower

Retirement Party


You name it… We would love to have you.

Please contact our party coordinator: info@BrewhouseGallery.com



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Artisans On The Ave Invites You To “6 Women Inspired”, A Multi-Media Exhibition

Artisans On The Ave gallery invites everyone to a new exhibit, “6 Women Inspired”, showcasing the creative works of Barbara Bailey, Susan Peck, Mary Ellen Dohrs, Ebba Tinwin, Doris Gilden and Edrian Thomidis.  A Free, Opening Reception takes place on Friday, May 20th.  Enjoy the refreshments and meeting each of these outstanding artists!  The Rickie Report shares some sneak peeks and all of the details. When you visit the 3 showrooms within the gallery you will be amazed at the selection of the exquisite art from over 40 artists the gallery features.






Artisans On The Ave

630 Lake Avenue       Lake Worth, Florida 33460
561-582-3300     561-762-8162

“6 Women Inspired”

Opening Reception:

Friday, May 20, 2016

6:00 – 9:00 PM

Free and Open to the Public

Enjoy the refreshments!  Meet the artists!




Gallery Hours:

Open 7 days a week
Monday thru Saturday 11am – 9pm
Sunday 11am – 6pm




Artisans On The Ave Gallery is featuring six women artists including: Barbara Bailey, Susan Peck, Mary Ellen Dohrs, Ebba Tinwin, Doris Gilden, and Edrian Thomidis. For centuries women have proved their strength and talents in a variety of ways. The women artists of Artisans On The Ave Gallery are no exception.




Each of these artists have discovered the arts in a personal way in her life.  Her calling may have appeared as a little girl drawing with the vast rainbow of exciting colors and creating masterpieces.  Maybe she had to put her art career on hold as she raised her family, making being the best mother to her family her priority. She might have stayed in the background of her partner’s career as she silently dreamed of someday having her name in lights. Then the timing in her life allowed her the opportunity to show the world her talents and share her exciting creations to everyone.



Meet The 6 Women Inspired:



#1 Barbara McKee Bailey



“Stealth Code” by Barbara McKee Bailey

Barbara McKee Bailey graduated Cum Laude from Mount St. Mary’s College in New York and studied the medium of watercolor at the Jacaruso Studio in Rhinebeck, New York. After operating a successful Bed and Breakfast business in the Hudson Valley Barbara has used her talents to create original art. Using both acrylics and mixed media and currently working in various procedures her abstract art has won several awards throughout various locations in Florida.







“Water Dance” by Barbara McKee Bailey

After years of painting representational art Barbara decided to experiment with non-representational art and suddenly found her new passion with the freedom this technique offers. She can alter the conception of reality using forms, shapes, textures, patterns, and colors. Barbara can express how “Spring” feels using this medium with the intention of continuing to explore and create within this venue




#2  Susan Peck





Handpainted Silk Scarf by Susan Peck


Visual artists have their own interpretation of the world by taking on a romantic view of the wonders of nature. Gardens, flowers and foliage inspire Susan Peck’s fascination with color. The pieces she creates celebrate the gorgeous hues and vibrancy of her surroundings with the intention of delight.




Wearable Art Purse by Susan Peck



Her lovely unique one-of-a-kind creations of wearable art bring a sense of joy and happiness to the proud owner who admires and wears her art. Each of Susan’s pieces are original and made by hand. Her silk scarves and purses are truly a delight to wear and enjoy. Susan also creates canvas pieces that will look beautiful in your home and will be quite the conversation piece.




#3 Mary Ellen Dohrs



“Sumos” by Mary Ellen Dohrs



Mary Ellen Dohr’s joy of sculpturing comes from the luxurious feel of terra cotta in her hands and the creation of turning her thoughts into finished forms.  A lifetime of experience in other disciplines as an artist influenced her progression to her success as a sculptor. After graduating in Industrial Design from Pratt Institute, she became the first woman in General Motors Styling and later continued her career in product design for large named industry clients.




“Lydia” by Mary Ellen Dohrs

Industrial Design to sculpture was an easy transition, basically similar in the use of volume, form and color. But it was the tactile quality that made it so attractive. The expression of movement and vitality appear in all of her works”. The strength of her sculpture is in the energy expressed. She delights in tackling all subject matter including forms that range from aggressive, and masculine to quiet inner calm and peaceful female figures. “In art works, just as in life experiences, there should always be a place for whimsy and a good laugh as evidenced by silly pots and ubiquitous frogs. Each day brings a new opportunity to create something beautiful out of this simple material… mud”.



#4 Ebba TinWin


ArtisansEbba TinWin--Wildlife Refuge

“Wildlife Refuge” by Ebba TinWin

Ebba grew up by the wind and waves of the Baltic Sea in Northern Germany. Before settling in the United States, Ebba spent seven years in her husband’s native country of Burma (now Myanmar) in Southeast Asia. Many of her collages were inspired by the vibrant colors of the Orient. Ebba holds a MA in education, but her passion has always involved the arts. Her career includes managing an expressive art gallery and the precise instruction involving collage art using her adventures of world traveling and memories to tell a visual story on paper.




“Marsh At Dusk” by Ebba TinWin 


An avid beachcomber, Ebba enjoys turning what she finds into unique creations. She presents her beach glass designs with pride, delighting in each piece as a true gift of Nature. The translucent colors of what the magnificent ocean washes ashore are then made by hand into a forever piece of jewelry to be worn and loved. No two pieces are ever alike so each one is an original work of art. Ebba also takes her talents to canvas and paints in a variety of different styles including abstract.





#5  Doris Gilden 


“From The Heart” by Doris Gilden

Doris’s one of a kind ceramic creations are the culmination of an artistic career that was inspired from studying fashion design and illustration to interior design and decorating. Doris’s personalized creations of boutique leather handbags have been sold in high-end specialty and department stores. She decided to explore ceramics as a medium for artistic expression. Working with green-ware and slip, Doris creates unique vessels, plates, and vases using her fashion background as the inspired motif of elegant women and their silhouettes on her ceramics, which she considers her canvas. To create her three-dimensional finished product she uses a selection of numerous materials with her clay. Enjoying and incorporating a variety of techniques Doris uses lace, fabrics, 14K gold, platinum, gold foil and crystals into her ceramic art.






Mixed Media by Doris Gilden




Doris is a member of Women in the Visual Arts and the National Organization of Women Artists. She has displayed and sold her art in a number of venues.  One of the thrills of working with ceramics is that she is never entirely sure of how something will look once it is fired, and The sense of surprise motivates Doris as an artist. Her daily purpose is to create new and unique techniques and continue to grow as an established woman artist.




# 6  Edrian Thomidis 




“Don’t Feed The Monster” by Edrian Thomidis




Edrian Thomidis’ career took a complete turn, for her to become the artist that she is today. Her expertise and skills of owning and operating a graphic design studio allowed her to design websites for some of the most notable Fortune 500 companies where her work was seen all over the world. Digital media, websites and online ad campaigns have used her many illustrations.




“Young Warrior” by Edrian Thomidis

She then discovered a new passion in ceramics and expresses herself through her artistic creations. Thoughts and feelings evolve in a creative way and document a slice of her life. Currently fostering her creative spirit to produce work that is expressive, whimsical yet slightly odd. Her figurative ceramics and mixed media are all about storytelling with characters that are influenced by her interest in children’s books, time specific stories and personal growth. Each detail has personal meaning, but viewers can interpret and connect with each piece in their own unique way. Edrian’s hand built and uniquely glazed ceramics and sculptures are enjoyed and loved by each of her many collectors and admirers.










Visit this opening night for an evening of fun.

Meet the artists!!!

View our wonderful art and enjoy yourself!


For more information:

Artisans On The Ave
Betty Wilson
Linda Manganaro

561-582-3300     or        561-762-8162




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Fresco Fine Arts Offers Original Abstract Modern Art At Affordable Prices

Stew Cohen comes from a family of art collectors and art appreciators. His goal is to bring original art to the general public at an affordable price.  The Rickie Report shares a sneak peek of his inventory. Each piece of artwork, an original in the abstract modern style, is available at Fresco Fine Arts.  Emerging artists as well as established artists are among his collection, available in Deerfield Beach,FL.








Stew Cohen grew up in Montreal, Canada. His family was a collector of fine art, preferring modern and abstract pieces.  Each piece of  artwork is OOAK (One-of-a-kind), signed by the artists.



"Egyptian Eye of Horus, Blue Moon"

“Egyptian Eye of Horus, Blue Moon”



Since Stew’s retirement and move to Florida, he has opened Gallery space at the Decorative Arts Mall located in Deerfield Beach, FL.



"Sensual Oasis"

“Sensual Oasis”



The Decorative Arts Mall is a popular haunt of decorators, interior design mavens and local art aficionados.



"Three Women"

“Three Women”



Stew’s goal is to show his vast collection with the general public. Custom framing increases the value of the paintings.


“Walt – Breaking Bad”



Stew tells The Rickie Report, ” I want original art to be affordable for the general public.  The prices at Fresco Fine Arts range from $49. to $1,000. with most art pieces listed at $500. or below.  Instead of purchasing a print or commercially produced piece of artwork, you can find an original, one-of-a-kind right here.”




"Silver Dreams"

“Silver Dreams”


For more information call Stew Cohen at:  561.609.5389

or visit: https://www.facebook.com/frescoFineArts .




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Suzanne Connors Fine Art Gallery Opens with “First Look” and “Fabulous Fibers, Art-to-Wear”

The Suzanne Connors Fine Arts Gallery announces the Grand  Opening of its new home—a  3,000-square-foot exhibition space at 544 Northwood Rd. in Historic Northwood Village, West Palm Beach, FL.  To celebrate this milestone, “First Look”, is the inaugural group exhibition featuring works in diverse media by longtime gallery figures as well as new additions to the gallery.  In addition, Suzanne has put together a marvelous Fiber and Art-to-Wear exhibit, “Fabulous Fibers” by some of the country’s most masterful Fiber and Surface Design Artists.  The Rickie Report shares details in this article.





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Grand Opening Weekend


January 24 – 27, 2014

Opening Gala Friday, January 24th, 6 to 10 pm 

  live blues    hors d’oeuvres    beverages   

complimentary valet parking



On Saturday, January 25th:


Coffee with the artists 10:00 am

An Art-to-Wear Trunk Show begins at 11am

 Northwood Art X Art walks begin 6:00 pm and run every hour

Come meet the artists and enjoy special presentations


On Sunday January 26th:

The Gallery will have extended hours all events are open to the

art loving public

544 Northwood Road   W.Palm Beach, FL  





The Suzanne Connors Fine Arts Gallery is proud to announce the Grand  Opening of its new home—a street-level, 3,000-square-foot exhibition space located at 544 Northwood Rd., in Historic Northwood Village, West Palm Beach, Florida.The Gallery’s relocation to Northwood Village contributes to the life of this burgeoning block, which has emerged as one of the most inviting, eclectic, funky and hip micro neighborhoods in South Florida.


"Low Tide"

“Low Tide”

To celebrate this milestone event, the Suzanne Connors Fine Art Gallery is pleased to present First Look, an inaugural group exhibition featuring works in diverse media by longtime gallery figures as well as new additions to the gallery during its much anticipated Grand Opening weekend; January 24-27, 2014.


Opening Gala is Friday, January 24th, 6pm to 10pm; with live blues, hors d’oeuvres, beverages and complimentary valet parking.


On Saturday, January 25th, start your day out with coffee with the artists 10:00 am, An Art-to-Wear Trunk begins at 11am and will run all weekend! Northwood Art X Art walks begin 6:00 pm and run every hour.

Cuff by

Fiber Cuff by Nancy Raasch

Come meet the artists and enjoy special presentations.  Sunday, the gallery will have extended hours all events are open to the art loving public.

Silks by Trudy Thomson

Silks by Trudy Thomson

Fabulous Fibers and Art-to-Wear    January 24th– 26th

Suzanne Connors fine Art  has put together a marvelous Fiber and Art-to-Wear exhibit by some of the countries most masterful Fiber and Surface Design Artists. The exhibit is a delightful collection of flowing shapes, striking forms, rich textures and delicious color.


Fabulous Felted Garments by Ellyn Bernstein

Suzanne says, “There comes a time when we want to wear something unique, something cut from a different cloth. That is when we look to the artist, a creative soul who can stitch and knot and sew or bead a wondrous wearable, and in donning his or her masterpiece, we become a walking work of art ourselves”.

Handmade paper necklace

Handmade paper necklace by Nancy Raasch

It is for those seekers of unique clothing and body adornments that the SuzArt Gallery has put together an Art-to-Wear Fashion Event to be held at the Suzanne Connors Fine Art Gallery in  Northwood Village during the ArtSynergy Weekend events January 24th– 26th.

"Urchin" by M. Ferguson

“Urchin” by Melanie Ferguson

Contemporary, sleek, eclectic and oh! so au courant, SuzArt is Palm Beach County’s newest fine art gallery and offers a captivating blend of stunning artwork and gracious hospitality.

Red Hat" by Marsh

“Red Hat” by Marsh

Gallery owner and Director, Suzanne Connors selects artists and artwork which support her vision of SuzArt as a destination Gallery.  “South FLorida has a thriving and progressive art community.  We are committed to providing exceptional fine art by professional artists in a variety of style and mediums”, says Connors.



"Dreaming of the Dream"

“Dreaming of the Dream” by Jonas

“Collectors will appreciate the level of art that we exhibit from acclaimed and emerging artists. We have a synergetic rapport with our artists and are dedicated to personally assisting every collector – whether they are a new art enthusiast or a knowledgable art connoisseur”, she tells The Rickie Report.


"Space Torch" by Joey Howell

“Space Torch” by Joey Howell

Meet the artists:

Art aficionados are invited to meet the gallery’s artists throughout the weekend.  Featured are Karen Weihs, Jane Tracy, Jeanne Bessette, Jonas Gerard, Steven Silverleaf, Sys Oppenlander, Hiromi Katayama, Chris Kling, Lynn Morgan, Quince Quaintance, Kevin Bass, Cat Manolis, Wendy Musser, Joey Howell, Ruth Ava Lyons, John Grant, Murry Handler, TW Johnson, Sherry McAdams, Wendell Myers, Marcia Moore, Lynn Morgan, Brigitte Balbonoit, Peter Vigil, Carol Joy Shannon, Jay Speetjens, James Oleson, Melanie Ferguson, Sasha Bakaric, Judith Ernst, Nancy Raasch, Elynn Bernstein, Trudy Thomson


Gallery Hours: Tuesday – Saturday  

Saturday 11:00 am-7:00 pm

Email: suzconnorsfineart@gmail.com




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