McMow Art Glass, Habatat Galleries and Benzaiten Center For Creative Arts Announce Plans For Art Synergy 2016 During ArtPalmBeach

This article is for Art Lovers/Art Patrons and Artists/Artisans/Art Organizations. We share this call for all Lake Worth Artists & Galleries to work together on the Art Synergy2016 event.  On Saturday, January 23, 2016, this mega-event takes place at the Benzaiten Center for Creative Arts from 2:00-9:00 PM.   Visitors will enjoy wine/beer/soda, hors d’oeuvres, and entertainment.  Watch glass blowing and browse professional and emerging artists & galleries in one location! World renown glass artist, Laura Donefer will demo!  Art Lovers/Art Patrons: MARK your calendars for Saturday, January 23, 2016, 2:00-9:00 PM.  Kudos to McMow Art Glass, Habatat Galleries and Benzaiten Center for Creative Arts for bringing the arts community together for this event! Artists, Galleries and Organizations will have a free 10 x 10 space to use for display. For more details, contact Anita Holmes at 561.508.7315/ aholmes@benzaitencenter.org. Deadline is January 14th. The Rickie Report shares some sneak peeks of Laura Donefer’s amazing glass work and all of the details!

 

 

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Friday, January 22, 2016   6 -9 pm

Benzaiten Gallery Opening

 

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Visitors to Benzaiten, 2015

 

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Saturday, January 23, 2016   2 – 9 pm

Art Synergy 2016

Meet the Artists

Laura Donefer Glass-blowing Demo

 4 – 6pm 

 

 

 

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 Laura Donefer with 2 Wall Pieces

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Benzaiten Center For Creative Arts

1105 2nd Avenue South    Lake Worth FL

 

 

The HOT New PLACE in TOWN:

 

 

The hot new place to be this season is located in an Historic FEC Train Depot building in the heart of the City of Lake Worth, Florida. The 14,000 square foot Benzaiten Center for Creative Arts is attracting hundreds of interested people to its brand new hot shop. With three glory holes and two furnaces they have been scheduling back-to-back classes ever since they reopened in October.

 

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Laura Donefer, creating 

 

 

 

All throughout the Summer, Founder, JB Berkow along with Anita Holmes, Executive Director and Rick Eggert, Creative Director have worked hard to design an impressive line up of programming for the upcoming season.

 

 

 

They have four outstanding, world renowned Visiting Glass Artists coming to the center in 2016. These events will be three-day affairs. Thursday nights will be a private sit-down-dinner party where the artist will talk about their processes and inspirations. Friday nights will be a gallery opening centering around the visiting artist’s works and featuring two dimensional works by local artists.

 

 

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Laura Donefer, “Phoenix”

 

 

Finally, Saturday will be an afternoon demonstration by the visiting artist. Never before has there been this type of opportunity for Palm Beach County residents to meet and greet four of the top glass artists in the world and have the rare chance to learn about their processes, inspirations and actually see them creating. Visit the Center’s website to view the details and to register and pay for the Thursday and Friday night events.

 

 

The first of these events will coincide with the Lake Worth Art Synergy Event, which the Benzaiten Center is hosting for the second year in a row. Last year they had 32 local artists and organizations taking part in a mini-art-fair within the empty 5,000 square foot space of the building that will eventually house their fine art metal foundry. This year the highlight and kick-off to the event will be world-renowned glass artist, Laura Donefer, conducting a glass-blowing demo from 4pm to 6pm on Saturday, January 23. After that, will be an Art Synergy Awards Ceremony. Festivities will continue until 8pm with live music, light nibbles, wine and beer and is open to the public free of charge.

 

 

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Laura Donefer

 

They also have a stimulating series of lectures that started in December and recurs every first Tuesday of the month from 6pm – 8pm. Every second Wednesday of the month they hold a Hump of the Hump Happy Hour from 5:30pm – 7:30pm in the evening featuring a glass blowing demo, wine, beer, and live entertainment. Besides all of that there are several fundraisers planned for the 2016 season including their signature event, ‘Glasstronomique,’ a ‘Casablanca Casino Night,’ and a cocktail party in the home of a major glass collector. They will also hold a community ‘Summer Solstice’ party in June. Again, check out our website for dates, times and registration details.
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“Grande Basket” by Laura Donefer

 

 

Besides all of this, they offer a myriad of classes for first time glass blowers plus the ability for professionals to rent studio time in the hot shop. They also offer tours of the center, team building events, school field trips and kids programming. Soon they will be offering flame working classes and rental time in a Flame Working Studio that will be built shortly thanks to a large State Cultural Facilities Grant that the center was awarded last year.

 

 

For more information about Art Synergy 2016 please visit:

Art Synergy PBC
Email: artsynergypbc@gmail.com
Web: www.artsynergypbc.com
http://artsynergypbc.blogspot.com/

 

For more information about McMow Art Glass:

www.mcmow.com

For more information about Benzaiten Center for Creative Arts:

www.benzaitencenter.org

 

 

 

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

Art Comes To Life in Flaming Glory at Lake Worth’s Art Synergy Event!

Art comes to life in flaming glory on Friday, January 23, 2015 at 7:00 PM!  Two of the most renowned glass artisans, Shelley Muzylowski and Rik Allen, will give live demonstrations of their glassblowing skills at the new Benzaiten Center for Creative Arts, a 14,000 square foot fine arts fabrication center located in Lake Worth. Benzaiten’s Creative Director Rick Eggert will also be demonstrating his phenomenal skills along with glass artist, David Peterson. Participants will also enjoy music,  flowing champagne & wine along with artistic nibbles plus a special gallery show with many of the city’s leading artists participating.  The Rickie Report shares the details of this exciting program of Art Synergy/ARTWEEK during ArtPalmBeach.

 

 

 

 

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ART SYNERGY, 2015

 

Friday, January 23rd

Benzaiten Center for Creative Arts

1105 2nd Ave South

Lake Worth, FL 33460

7pm – 10pm

Sponsors of Lake Worth Art Synergy include:

Presenting Sponsor:

The Cultural Council of Palm Beach County

 

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Hosting and Visiting Artists Sponsors:

Benzaiten Center for Creative Arts

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McMow Art Glass

 

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Gallery Sponsor:

Habatat Galleries

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Glasswork Sculpture by Shelley Muzylowski and Rik Allen

Come and meet the artists of Lake Worth. Lake Worth is fast becoming a serious hub of artistic activity. It is where art is shown, where artists live and where artists come to create their work. Come enjoy and see what it’s all about.

 

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Glasswork by Shelley Muzylowski and Rik Allen

 

Shelley Muzylowski Allen was born in Manitoba, Canada, and has a B.F.A. in Painting and Intaglio from the Emily Carr Institute of Art & Design (Vancouver, B.C.). In 1998, Shelley worked with the William Morris sculpture team in Washington State as a glass-sculpting assistant through 2004.

 

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Glasswork Sculpture by Shelley Muzylowski and Rik Allen

 

In 2005, Shelley established a glass and sculpture studio with her husband, artist Rik Allen at their property in Skagit County, Washington. In addition to being an artists, Shelley and Rik and have taught internationally at the Toyama Institute of Glass in Toyama, Japan, and the International Glass Festival in Stourbridge, England. They have also taught nationally, including the Penland School of Craft, Pittsburgh Glass Center and at the Pilchuck School.

 

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Glasswork by Shelley Muzylowski and Rik Allen

 

Shelley has been awarded Provincial and Canada Council grants, and her work is held nationally and internationally in public institutions and private collections. In 2008, Shelley had a solo exhibition at the Museum of Northwest Art in La Conner, Washington, titled Modern Menagerie. Other selected shows include Blue Rain Gallery, Santa Fe and Scottsdale; Habatat Galleries, Michigan; Traver Gallery, Seattle; and Thomas Riley Galleries, Ohio. In 2012, Shelley was a guest artist at Studio Salvadore in Murano, Italy, where she collaborated with Davide Salvadore on a series of large-scale sculptures.

 

 

For more information about this event please contact:  Taylor Materio of McMow Art Glass Inc.  701 N. Dixie Hwy  Lake Worth Fl 33460  taylor@mcmow.com or ph: 561-585-9011 x108  or visit http://www.mcmow.com

 

For more information about Art Synergy/ARTWEEK 2015 and Art Palm Beach please visit:  www.ArtSynergyPBC.com

For additional Information, contact Ilene Gruber Adams at Ilene@ileneadamsinc.com or follow Art Synergy on Facebook.

 

 

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

Rickie Leiter, Publisher

The Rickie Report

P.O.Box 33423

Palm Beach Gardens, FL 33420

Rickie@therickiereport.com

561-537-0291

McMow Art Glass and Benzaiten Center for Creative Arts Offers Special Presentation

As part of McMow’s annual Holiday Party festivities, the Benzaiten Center‘s Rick Eggert will be presenting their class offerings, including hands-on glass blowing classes! In addition, several classes will be given away to a few lucky presentation attendees. Learn about how McMow & The Benzaiten Center will be working together to raise awareness of the glass arts….and how you can join the fun! The Rickie Report shares the details and looks forward to seeing you on Tuesday, December 9th!
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McMow Art Glass

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Rick Eggert's Handblown Glass

Rick Eggert’s Handblown Glass

 

Tuesday, December 9th

7 – 8 pm

 

Please call or email to RSVP as seating is limited: retail@mcmow.com
561-585-9011 x100

 

701 North Dixie Hwy.       Lake Worth, FL 33460

 

 

Rick Eggert's Handblown Glass

Rick Eggert’s Handblown Glass

As part of McMow’s annual Holiday Party festivities, the Benzaiten Center’s Rick Eggert will be presenting all they will have to offer including hands-on glass blowing classes. In addition, several classes will be given away to a few lucky presentation attendees. Learn about how McMow & The Benzaiten Center will be working together to raise awareness of the glass arts….and how you can join the fun!

 

 

 

 

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Glass Confetti

 

 

 

McMow Art Glass, which has been a fixture in town for more than 30 years, has joined forces with the new Benzaiten Center for Creative Arts to create an exciting glass art hub in the City of Lake Worth, Florida. Their mission: to elevate the glass arts through one-of-a-kind glass creations, and to share this knowledge. The two facilities will be offering informative courses, live demonstrations, studio rental space, and group tours to the public. Learn, create and be inspired by the skilled artisans who are eager to share their glass art knowledge with you, in beautiful Lake Worth.

 

 

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The Benzaiten Center’s Mission is to provide a world-class fabrication center where professional artists in our community can realize their full creative potential. To connect these working artists with both children and adults to educate and inspire a much deeper understanding and appreciation of art and creative process behind it.

 

 

 

Please call or email to RSVP as seating is limited: retail@mcmow.com
561-585-9011 x100

 

For more information about McMow Art Glass please visit:  www.mcmow.com

701 North Dixie Hwy. Lake Worth, FL. 33460
Phone: 561.585.9011 EXT 106    Toll Free: 1.888.701.3494

 

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

Rickie Leiter, Publisher

The Rickie Report

P.O.Box 33423

Palm Beach Gardens, FL 33420

Rickie@therickiereport.com

561-537-0291