Martin Artisans Guild Members Are Offering Original Fine Art, Jewelry, And Glass Fusion Class In “Chances For Art” Raffle To Support Artists. $20 Raffle Ticket Purchase Can Be Designated To A Specific Offering. This Sale Is Open To The Public And Ends On October 25,2020

Imagine winning an original piece of fine art, handcrafted jewelry, or a fuse glass class for two with a $20 purchase!  The Martin Artisans Guild is offering a “Chances For Art” Raffle to help artists who have been adversely impacted by the Covid19 pandemic and to help defray the costs of the upcoming 2021 Martin County Open Studio Tour.   You choose which artwork you want to put your raffle ticket on!  Some of the artwork will be on view at: Gilt Complex, Kling Gallery, Palm Room, Red Barn Furniture, and Stuart Art Supply.  The drawing takes place on October 25, 2020.  Purchase tickets in person or via the MAG website.  The Rickie Report shares all of the details and sneak peeks here.  What an invigorating way to kick off the next Palm Room Art Exhibition Opening on Wednesday, September 2, 2020!

 

 

 

 

 

PURCHASE TICKETS:

https://mcost.org/chances-for-art

For more information or details contact: MalloBisset@gmail.com

 

 

ALL artwork is ready to hang.   Most artwork includes shipping!

 

 

VIEW  ARTWORKS AT:

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

For more information about this exhibit, other events, or membership:

The Martin Artisans Guild

A FLORIDA 501(c)3 NON-PROFIT

The Martin Artisans Guild was created to nurture the production of Fine Art and Craft, increase awareness of local art, facilitate development and networking among Working Artists and create marketing venues for our members.·        

  • To promote Martin County, Florida as a center of art.
  • To provide opportunity for artists to exhibit original work to the public.
  • To develop a sense of shared community and support among artists.
  • To foster the concept that success for one artist benefits all artists.
  • To present Artists’ Open Studios as a venue for purchasing art.

 

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McMow ArtGlass Brings Joseph Cavalieri, Internationally Renown Glass Artist, To Lake Worth For 4 Day Workshop, “Aesop’s Fables In Stained Glass” March 19-22. Register Now!

McMow ArtGlass is bringing Joseph Cavalieri for a 4 Day workshop, “Aesop’s Fables in Stained Glass” from March 19 – 22.  This class is for students who know the basics of stained glass and want to take their knowledge and skills to the next level.  Students in this FUN class will choose their own fable to work on, and under Joseph’s guidance, sketch a plan for the glass panel. Students will learn different processes to add imagery and NO PAINTING or DRAWING Experience IS NECESSARY!  The Rickie Report shares the details and some peeks at Joseph’s awe-inspiring creativity. Even if you don’t take this class, this article is a fascinating read!

 

 

 

 

 

McMow Art Glass, Inc.
701 North Dixie Hwy.     Lake Worth, FL 33460
Phone  (561) 585-9011   Fax Number: (561) 586-2292

www.mcmow.com            https://www.facebook.com/McMowArtGlass/

 

 

 

To register contact the Retail Department: 561-585-9011 x100

 

J O S E P H   C A V A L I E R I

CAVA Glass

New York City, NY

 

 

 

 

 

GLASS SEURAT- This commission is based on a conté crayon drawing by French post-Impressionist painter Georges Seurat (1859- 1891). This glass version is made of 20 double layered, fused glass panels, which are set into an existing back lit wall, between the kitchen and living space.

 

ABOUT JOSEPH

Joseph Cavalieri runs CAVAglass, a stained glass design and production studio in New York City. His focus is making one-of-a-kind commissions and art for exhibitions in the US and internationally. He specializes in contemporary stained glass, often based on fables and books, as well as production of these works using techniques including hand painting, air brushing, and sand blasting stained glass. He has worked with fabricators Willet Hauser Architectural Glass Inc. in Minnesota, and Derix Art Glass in Germany.

 

 

“One of the really interesting things that Joseph does is tap into all of our associations with stained glass and then flips them on end”.

 — Jennifer Scanlan, Associate Curator at the Museum of Arts and Design in New York

 

 

Joseph’s focus is hand-painted stained glass art using methods created by Medieval artists. He first draws the design, then cuts colored glass pieces to fit the design. These fit together like a large puzzle. He then paints each section of glass with enamels that are kiln fired, melting the design onto the glass. The glass is then soldered together, set into a wall hung metal frame with internal LED lighting. Though the technique is very historic, Cavalieri updates the stories illustrated in the work to relate to the past, present and future. Past is the traditional stained glass vibrant illuminated colors, designs, and patterns. The present are images from current icons like The Simpson‘s and Alice in Wonderland!

 

 

JOSEPH’S WORK

 

 

 

 

CINDERELLA- Magical characters of Cinderella, her fairy godmother and the magical pumpkin carriage come from an existing antique slide. They are combined on stage in front of an audience of muscle men. Commissioned work.

 

 

 

MADONNA & PRADA- Commissioned in 2013, and currently in the permanent collection of the Museum of Arts and Design. This multiple layered stained glass triptych tells the story of a modern day Madonna and her favorite accessories. Traditional religious paintings typically shows Madonna caressing the Baby Jesus. The Christ Child is replaced with a Gothic version of a Prada shoe.

 

 

 

 

 

HANSEL & GRETEL-  See this work in person in the lounge of Dixon Place in New York City. This work is based on the Brothers Grimm fairy tale “Hansel & Gretel” and uses characters from the production at the New York Metropolitan Opera.

 

 

UPCOMING WORKSHOP AT McMOW ART GLASS STUDIO:

Thursday, March 19 – Sunday, March 22, 2020

Aesop’s Fables in Stained Glass

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

This master class appeals to students who know the basics of stained glass and want to take their knowledge and skills to the next level. Participants will be illustrating a fable as well as learning and practicing many techniques.

 

A FUN class based on historic Aesop’s fables. Each student has a choice of a fable to base their work on, then with Cavalieri’s guidance, will sketch a plan for a glass panel measuring approximately 12”x 12”.

 

During the four day workshop, students will learn different processes to add imagery onto a glass surface using kiln fired enamel paints. No painting or drawing is experience needed, found images can be traced!

 

Techniques:

Stained Glass painting

Air-brushing (using an atomizer)

Pen-and-ink drawing

Sandblasting

3 Lectures included:

“Marketing for Artists”

“Advice on Art Residencies”

“My Glass Work”

Course Cost: $895  All Materials are Included   *Payment plans available

 

 

 

For details about classes, workshops and events and to schedule special tours please contact:

McMow Art Glass, Inc
561-585-9011 x108   Fax: 561-586-2292
  www.mcmow.com
https://www.facebook.com/McMowArtGlass/

 

 

 

 

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

 

 

 

Join McMow Art Glass For Their Annual Holiday Sale, Free Demos, New Class Schedule On Saturday, December 14

McMow Art Glass’ Annual Holiday Party and Sale on Saturday, December 14th will offer BIG discounts, Complimentary Demos and Festive treats!  Sign up for classes and get 20% off!  The Rickie Report shares the details and some sneak peeks.  

 

 

 

 

 

 

701 N Dixie Hwy, Lake Worth, FL

561-585-9011   www.mcmow.com
https://www.facebook.com/McMowArtGlass/

 

 

 

 

 

 

Join McMow Art Glass for their annual Holiday Sale!

Saturday, December 14, 2019

9 am- 6 pm

 

 

Festive Holiday Treats and Refreshments will be served ALL DAY!

 

Check out one of our FREE DEMONSTRATIONS happening throughout the day!

 

 

 

Have you been interested in trying out the glass arts or learning a new hobby?!?

Well, this is the PERFECT time… all of our classes will be 20% OFF!

 

NEW CLASS SCHEDULE will be released the day of the sale and there will be classes available for ALL SKILL LEVELS.

 

 

DISCOUNTS INCLUDE:

25% OFF ALL GLASS!!!
20% OFF CLASSES & WORKSHOP TIME
15% OFF MATERIALS & SUPPLIES
15% OFF JEN-KEN KILNS (pick up at McMow only)
10% OFF INLAND GRINDERS & GRYPHON ZEPHYR RING SAW

Every purchase of $100 or more will be entered to win a $50 gift certificate!

 

Schedule of Demonstrations:

10:30 -11:30 am
Randy Wardell of Wardell Publications

 

 

 

Randy Wardell of Wardell Publications and Products will be joining us to demonstrate his wildly successful and popular Glass Tattoo Stencil System, including the recently released stabilizer device which makes the process even more of a breeze. Every demo attendee will be entered to win a FREE raffle!

 

 

1 -2 pm
Lead Came with Jurgen Grauer

 

 

 

 

 

 

McMow master craftsman Jurgen Grauer will demonstrate how to build a stained glass panel using came and putty the way it has been done for over 500 years. Jurgen will discuss how to cut the glass, size the came, and finish off the panel to last a hundred years. Every demo attendee will be entered to win a FREE raffle!

 

 

3 – 4 pm

Stained Glass Painting with Jordan Day

 

 

Glass painting is a beautiful and intricate technique that has been used for hundreds of years to add detail in stained glass pieces. McMow master artist and lead glass painter, Jordan Day, will discuss and demonstrate the technique. Participants will also learn how glass painting can be applied to stained, fused, and mosaic art glass. Every demo attendee will be entered to win a FREE raffle!

 

 

 

For more information:

McMow Art Glass, Inc
561-585-9011 x108    Fax: 561-586-2292

www.mcmow.com
https://www.facebook.com/McMowArtGlass/

 

 

 

 

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

 

 

Benzaiten Center for Creative Arts Invites You To Dark Arts Ball, A Truly Spooktacular Soiree On Friday, October 25

Benzaiten Center for Creative Arts invites you to the Best Halloween Party Ever!  Their annual Dark Arts Ball is truly a Spooktacular Soiree full of magic, mysteries, sorcery, potions, elixirs, naughty nibbles, and a bone rattling jazz band!  Friday, October 25 promises fun, smoke belching dragons, and fire spitting infernos!  The Rickie Report shares the details and some photos from last year, including cash prize winning costumes and blood curdling glass blown creations!  

 

 

 

 

 

INVITES      YOU      TO:

 

 

 

 

Friday, October 25, 2019

  6 PM  –  10 PM

At  the  Center

1105 2nd Avenue  S.    Lake Worth, FL

Only $25 at the Door

 

Potions and Elixirs

 

 

Includes 2 Drink Ticket (more available for $5 each) and Everything Below:

 

 

 

 

First Prize Costume Winners, 2018

 

 

 

 

Each year our Fusing Instructors, Camille Perrin and Joan Ives, go all out to create the Best Halloween Party Ever!  They spend days putting up some of the ghoulish decorations you’ve ever seen!  After all, they’ve been collecting this stuff for decades!!! 

 

 

 

Halloween Revelers

 

 

Thus, our annual Dark Arts Ball is truly a ‘Spooktacular Soiree’ full of magic, mysteries, sorcery, potions and elixirs, naughty nibbles, a bone rattling jazz band, smoke belching dragons, and fire spitting infernos!  There will be cash prizes for the best costumes ($100 for 1st prize) and lots of great door prizes. 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Our Senior Resident Artist, Rob Stern and Junior Resident Artist, Eli Cecil, will be on hand to create some really blood-curdling glass-blown creations in live demos throughout the event.  Clarke Graebner, our Flameworking Instructor, will be creating creepy skulls and skeletons with melted glass.  

 

 

DO NOT MISS ALL THE FUN!!!   

TO LEARN MORE GO TO:  benzaitencenter.org

!  DO NOT USE GPS !

It will take you the wrong way.

Instead, follow these easy directions:
Exit I-95 at 6th Ave. South and go East.
Take a Left at South F Street (at the Kwik Stop Store)
Take a Right on 3rd Ave. South to our Large Parking Lot
Enter in Rear of Building

 

 

 

 

For more information:

Benzaiten Center for Creative Arts
Lake Worth, Florida

561.508.7315
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

Rickie@therickiereport.com   561-537-0291

17019 SW Sapri Way   Port St. Lucie, FL 34986

 

 

No Experience Required To Learn Glass Tattoo Stencils At McMow Art Glass On Saturday, May 18. Two Sessions Are Available

Randy & Carole Wardell have developed an exceptional technique that enables anyone to add stencil designs to their glasswork.  McMow Art Glass is offering two workshops on Saturday, May 18, and No Experience is Necessary!  The class fee includes all materials and firing! Create your own stenciled masterpiece on a rectangular sushi style plate that will be fused and slumped.  We’re thinking that this is a great idea for gift giving – or do with friends!  The Rickie Report shares the detail and a sneak peek.

 

 

 

 

 

 

McMow Art Glass, Inc.
701 North Dixie Hwy.     Lake Worth, FL 33460
Phone  (561) 585-9011   Fax Number: (561) 586-2292

www.mcmow.com            https://www.facebook.com/McMowArtGlass/

 

 

 

To register for class please contact the Retail Department: 561-585-9011 x100

 

 

 

Glass  Tattoo  Stencils

 

Saturday May 18th 

 

 

10 am-12 pm   OR     1-3 pm

 

 

That’s right — two sessions to choose from!

 

 

$45

ALL   MATERIALS   &   KILN   FIRINGS   INCLUDED!

 

 

NO   EXPERIENCE   REQUIRED!!!

 

Hibiscus 

 

 

 

 

Randy & Carole Wardell have developed an exceptional technique that enables anyone to add stencil designs to their work. Using special 1/8” thick Tattoo Stencil boards and the Tattoo Gue that is combined with frit powder to create a paste-like mixture. The stencil spaces can be filled with multiple Tattoo Gue colors in a single session while keeping clean lines between the design elements or blend the colors to create unique combination effects. 

 

 

 

The two-hour class will begin with instruction and demonstration of the tattoo stencil technique, then students will have the remainder of class time to create a piece of their own using a variety of stencils and Gue color options. Participants will create their stenciled masterpiece on a rectangular sushi style plate that will be fused and slumped! 

 

 

 

 

For details about these classes,workshops and events and to schedule special tours please contact:

Taylor Materio
McMow Art Glass, Inc
561-585-9011 x108   Fax: 561-586-2292
  www.mcmow.com
https://www.facebook.com/McMowArtGlass/

 

 

 

 

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

 

 

 

Betty Wilson Shares Her Evolving Creativity While Spreading Joy At Artisans On The Ave With A Free Glass Demo On Saturday, March 2

Betty Wilson is one of those artists whose creativity is always evolving, evidenced by the variety of mediums she has explored. From sculpted clay and ceramics to fused glass and encaustic wax, this prolific artist spreads joy to all who view her art. You’ll get a chance to see her in action on Saturday, March 2 at Artisans on the Ave Gallery in Lake Worth. The gallery will have a reception with free champagne and snacks. Betty will present a glass demonstration and she’ll share some of her wealth of knowledge about ceramics. Currently one of 40 local artists displaying at Artisans on the Ave, Betty has been with this eclectic gallery for over five years. She sees the Gallery as a great venue for exposing art lovers to the amazing variety of local talent. Betty is also the owner of The Craft Gallery on Dixie Highway in West Palm Beach where the Gallery’s workshops allow local artists to share their passion and expertise. Swing by Artisans on the Ave to see Betty in all her artistic glory. You will not be disappointed. The Rickie Report shares the details and some sneak peeks!

 

 

 

 

 

 

ARTISANS   ON   THE   AVE

  PRESENTS:

B E T T Y       W I L S O N

Free, Public Opening Reception:

Saturday, March 2 

 

6  –  9   pm

 7 pm Free Glass Demo/Artist Talk

 

Artisans On The Ave
630 Lake Avenue   Lake Worth, FL 33460
561-762-8162      561-582-3300

Gallery Hours:
Open 7 days a week
Monday thru Saturday 11am – 9pm
Sunday 9am – 7pm

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Currently one of 40 local artists displaying at Artisans on the Ave, Betty has been with this eclectic gallery for over five years. She sees the gallery as a great venue for exposing art lovers to the amazing variety of local talent. Most recently, the gallery has been having workshops and presentations by several of its artists. Betty is also the owner of The Craft Gallery on Dixie Highway in West Palm Beach. There Betty is able to explore her love of clay and glass and share her knowledge with others. The Craft Gallery offers workshops and classes by a variety of artists and has studio space available for rent by the hour. Betty loves to have local artists share their passion and expertise with others, so her gallery is a great place to expand one’s artistic skills.

 

 

 

But, it’s Betty’s history that will give you an idea of just how much of a fixture she is in the local art world. Decades ago Betty had a hand-painted clothing line named “Made Ugly by Me!” – yes, she has a terrific sense of humor! Her next exploration was clay and this self-taught artist worked with other artists to develop her own unique style. From there she ventured into ceramics, fused glass and encaustic wax, taking workshops from masters of the various crafts. Betty eventually displayed in juried art shows, created art in public places and had a presence in local art galleries. Soon she started her own gallery which grew into several businesses over the years, allowing her to spread the joy of beautiful art. President of the Ceramic League of the Palm Beaches, she also serves on local boards and arts councils.

 

 

When you talk to Betty about her craft, she sees her fused glass art as an extension of her sculptural clay work. Betty says she loves the textures and exciting interplay of light and color when she peeks into the red-hot, glowing kiln. There she sees the soft, molten liquid melting together in one brilliant form. Her biggest thrill is 15 hours later, when she opens the kiln to see the fascinating and extraordinary design that has taken place. Mixing layers of hand-cut, transparent, opaque and iridescent glass together with a little copper, her designs are truly one-of-a-kind. Betty’s fused glass faces give off so much energy that people say they make them smile.

 

 

Betty says her work is never about clay or glass. It’s about what the media can do for her art and what she is trying to express. She hopes that others are filled with the joyful light and energy that her art creates. In short, Betty is the light behind her art and she is all about spreading the light – and joy – to everyone around her.

 

 

 

For more information about this exhibit, classes or how to become part of this gallery please call: 561.762.8162
Artisans On The Ave
630 Lake Avenue Lake Worth, FL 33460  

info@ArtGalleryPalmbeach.com
www.artisansontheave.com

 

To reach Betty Wilson about classes or workshops:

The Craft Gallery
5911 S. Dixie Highway   West Palm Beach, FL 33480
561-585-7744
TheCraftGallery.net
potteryme@aol.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

 

 

 

McMow Art Glass Winter 2019 Specialty Class Schedule Includes All Levels Of Experience

The NEW winter class schedule for McMow Art Glass is here!    Customize your own master class or try out tie-dye glass fusing! Learn from the masters and have FUN! Gift cards for classes are a great stocking stuffer, so check out the details and sneak peeks The Rickie Report shares here.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

McMow Art Glass, Inc.
701 North Dixie Hwy.     Lake Worth, FL 33460
Phone  (561) 585-9011   Fax Number: (561) 586-2292

www.mcmow.com            https://www.facebook.com/McMowArtGlass/

 

 

 

To register for class please contact the Retail Department: 561-585-9011 x100

 

 

 

WINTER 2019 SPECIALTY CLASSES

Call to Register TODAY!

 

 

 

JANUARY:

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

NEW! MASTER EXPERIENCE: CREATE YOUR OWN CLASS

$500 – Day & Time CUSTOMIZABLE

Customize your very own PRIVATE class with McMow Master, Phil Materio!

Spend a full day learning skills or creating a project of your choosing. Have you always wanted to EXPERIMENT with our tools, kilns and unique glass styles? Now you can! Unleash your inner artist and gain confidence in the art glass medium you love. This experience is customizable and includes a one hour consultation prior to your class. Technique, skills, and materials will be discussed and decided on prior to class day. Choose a technique of your choice – stained, fused and even mosaic glass. Size limitations may apply. Day and Time to be determined based on student/teacher availability.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Introduction to Fusing


Wednesday, January 9th

6 – 8pm  with Phil  $75   *Beginner Level*

In this two hour session, students will learn about the basics of glass fusing, and work with a variety of glass materials including glass frits, powders, and stringers.  You will complete your very own set of four fused glass coasters.  Each piece will be a one-of-a-kind functional piece of art.  The completed fired pieces will be available for pick up the following week.  All materials are included.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Open Fusing Workshop

Saturday, January 12th

10am-2pm with Faith & Phil  $45   *Fusing Experience Required*

Create a STUNNING fused glass project of your choice!  Come in with your idea, and Faith or Phil will help you make your dream project a reality.  Faith or Phil will help you determine design, materials, and kiln firings – which you can pay for separately.  Experience is required – both beginning fusing knowledge and cutting experience is required.  This is also a GREAT way to meet other fusing fanatics!  Note: Materials and kiln firings not included

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Cutting Course

Wednesday, January 16th

6pm-9pm with Phil  $85   *Intermediate Level*

In this Three hour course, Phil will teach students about different cutting and breaking tools, how to cut glass, and the do’s and don’ts of cutting glass.  The class will end with a brief overview of a helpful cutting tool, The Morton System.  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.  After taking this course, students should be comfortable enough with cutting to start working on pieces on their own.  A 15% discount will be offered on cutting tools!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Pattern Adaptation

Saturday, January 19th

10am-1pm with Jordan $65    NEW and Highly Requested!

Ever wanted to turn one of your photos into a stained, leaded or mosaic glass?  Learn from McMow Master Jordan on how to convert a photo or image into an art glass pattern design.  Bring in a photo of your choice and get ready to create. Jordan will also teach you how to adapt existing patterns to be more sophisticated OR simplify cut lines. This is the perfect class for someone wanting to take their glass art to the next level. Pattern size is limited to six square feet.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Tie-Dye Fusing

Wednesday, January 23rd

6pm-8pm with Phil $75   Back by popular demand!

Learn how to create this SUPER FUN tie dye from fused glass, frits, and powders!  This class includes all materials and one kiln firing – options to create plates, etc. available with the purchase of slumping firings.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Go With The Flow

Saturday, January 26th

9am-3pm with Phil $300   *Experience Required*

In this Master Class Students will learn the process of using heat, gravity, and beautiful Bullseye Glass to create a dimensional piece of kiln-formed art.  Learn the following:  The basics of how glass moves; the fundamental tools and materials necessary to harness flow within a body of glass; how to fire sheet glass arranged within an assembled mold that includes a ramp or incline to achieve flow within a finished piece. Students will also come back at a later date to learn how to coldwork their finished piece. All materials and kiln-firing are included.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

How to use your tools: Glass Drills & Saws

Wednesday, January 30th

6 – 8pm with Phil $45   NEW!   *All skill levels welcome!*

The key to every great artist is learning how to use your tools for optimum results. Knowing how to properly utilize a drill and glass saw for your art glass projects can take a project to the professional level. This class will give you the essential tricks of the trade and give you insights into how these can be used for glass.

 

 

 

FEBRUARY

 

Stained Glass Lampshades

Saturday, February 2nd, 9th,16th, and 23rd

9am-12pm with Linda $195    NEW!   * Cutting/Foiling/Soldering Experience Required *

Create and keep a STUNNING stained glass lampshade in your own glass choices! Learn some tricks for ensuring a successful fit every time. Intermediate students will enjoy taking their skills to a higher level. This project will provide you challenge, enjoyment and a finished product that makes a fabulous gift! Vase cap, pattern, and bevels are included. Students will supply all other glass, tools, and materials. Class size will be limited to first 8 students to register.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Introduction to Fusing

Wednesday, February 6th

6pm-8pm  with Phil  $75   *Beginner Level*

In this two hour session, students will learn about the basics of glass fusing, and work with a variety of glass materials including glass frits, powders, and stringers.  You will complete your very own set of four fused glass coasters.  Each piece will be a one-of-a-kind functional piece of art.  The completed fired pieces will be available for pick up the following week.  All materials are included.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Stained Glass Painting

Wednesday, February 13th , 20th , 27th , and  March 6th

5:30- 8:30pm with Jordan $375   Back by Popular demand! Space is limited! All levels welcome!

Learn from McMow master Jordan Day on advanced shading and coloring techniques.  This class will focus on detail and dimension.  Students will also learn how to apply this new knowledge to stained, fused, and mosaic art glass.  All materials and kiln firings included.

 

 

 

MARCH

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Strip Cut Rounders with Phil

Saturday, March 2nd and March 9th

12-3 pm $185   *Cutting experience required*

In this two day class, students have the opportunity to learn how to take simple strips of glass and turn them into functional rounders. What’s a rounder you say? Think glass light fixtures and stand alone pieces. Learn how these forms are created and take your glass fusing to the SALEABLE level. This is the most saleable type of functional glass art! Learn proper techniques for strip cutting, damming your fusing piece, coldworking, slumping and so much more! Materials, kiln firing, slumping and coldworking included. Project size is 8”x 8”.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Fused Glass Cacti

Saturday, March 9th

9-11am with Patti $75   Back by popular demand!   *Cutting Experience Required*

Design and create your very own cacti garden! In this fun & creative class students will create two potted fused glass cacti.  Students will use sheet glass, wire, murrine, and other fused glass accessories to create these charming southwest inspired “plants”.  All materials and kiln firings included.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Introduction to Fusing

Wednesday, March 13th

6 -8pm  with Phil  $75   *Beginner Level*

In this two hour session, students will learn about the basics of glass fusing, and work with a variety of glass materials including glass frits, powders, and stringers.  You will complete your very own set of four fused glass coasters.  Each piece will be a one-of-a-kind functional piece of art.  The completed fired pieces will be available for pick up the following week.  All materials are included.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Mosaic Garden Stones

Saturday, March 16th

9am-3pm with Phil  $175   *Cutting Skills required*

Make that special presentation in your garden or make an exciting walkway for your home.  This mosaic class will show you how to produce decorative glass garden stones using the indirect method of pouring concrete into a form.  This beginner method shows how easy it can be to add new uses for your stained glass.  Students will leave with a garden stone at the end of the class, along with the knowledge to repeat this technique over and over again.  All materials are included.  Do not pass this class up.  Also makes a great holiday gift!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Pattern Bar Casting

Wednesday, March 20th & 27th

6 -9pm with Phil $150    *Intermediate level*

In this exciting class students will produce a 3/8” thick fused glass pattern slab.  Students will learn tack fusing, saw cutting, designing, and fuse casting techniques.  Students will also learn how to calculate the amount of glass to fill any size mold and all the firing schedules to complete a beautiful work of art.  Your friends will be amazed at the finished piece and you will be happy to know how truly easy it is to do.  The finished piece can be slumped into a sushi plate mold for a $10 additional fee.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Painted & Fused Flowers

Saturday, March 23rd

10am-12pm with Phil $75

Learn to manipulate Glassline paints like a pro! Create painterly effects with this exciting glass medium.  You won’t believe how these flowers are achieved using a variety of unique techniques you have never seen before.  This class includes all materials and one kiln firing– options to create plates, etc. are available with the purchase of slumping firings.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

I Dream of Murrine – Function & Form with Phil

Friday March 29th 6pm-9pm

Saturday March 30th 9am-2pm

Sunday March 31st 9am-12pm

$450   NEW! Did you take our popular Mastering Murrine Class? Then you will LOVE this class!

 

 

Murrine (singular: murrina) are colored patterns made in a glass cane that are revealed when the cane is cut into cross-sections. Murrine can be made in infinite designs from simple circular to complex detailed designs. Murrine production first appeared in the Middle East more than 4,000 years ago and was revived by Venetian glassmakers on Murano in the early 16th century. In this three-day class students will not only learn the ancient artform of murine pulling but will also create a one-of-a-king kiln formed piece. This next level class will push not only your design abilities, but also expand upon your kiln forming skills. All materials, kiln firings and coldworking included. Did you take our Mastering Murrine Course? Learn the NEWEST way to utilize Murrine in your projects!

 

 

 

APRIL

 

Intermediate Mosaics with Susan Casbarro

Saturday April 6th 9am-3pm & Saturday March 13th 9am-12pm

$275

Want to get more depth into your 2-D Mosaics? Learn how to use “layering” and the “feathers, fur & fins” techniques to create more dimensionality on your own floral wall hanging to celebrate the coming of Spring. Join us for a day and a half session. As this is an Intermediate Level class, basic glass cutting experience is required. All materials are included.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

For details about these classes,workshops and events and to schedule special tours please contact:

Taylor Materio
McMow Art Glass, Inc
561-585-9011 x108   Fax: 561-586-2292
  www.mcmow.com
https://www.facebook.com/McMowArtGlass/

 

 

 

 

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

 

 

Celebrate The Holidays With McMow Art Glass’ Annual Party And Sale On December 15th

McMow Art Glass’ Annual Holiday Party and Sale on Saturday, December 15th will offer BIG discounts, Complimentary Demos, a Make & Take Class, and Festive treats!  Sign up for classes and get 20% off!  The Rickie Report shares the details and some sneak peeks.  

 

 

 

 

 

 

701 N Dixie Hwy, Lake Worth, FL

561-585-9011   www.mcmow.com
https://www.facebook.com/McMowArtGlass/

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Celebrate the Holidays with McMow Art Glass!

Join us for our Annual Holiday Sale & Party

Saturday, December 15th

 9 am – 7 pm

Big discounts, Free Raffles, Complimentary Demos, and Festive Treats!

Schedule of Events

 

 

10 – 11 am

Making Murrine Demo with Phil

FREE RAFFLE!

 

 

 

Watch Phil create glass rods with multiple colors of glass that is layered to create an intricate design. Once cooled, the rods can be cut into cross sections once cooled and used to embellish other fused glass works of art or jewelry. All demo participants will be entered to win a portion of the murrine that is made during the demo! Murrine is hard to come by, and the setup to make it is complex and expensive, so don’t miss your chance to win this fantastic prize!

 

 

1 – 2 pm

Sandblasting Demo with Jurgen and Phil

 

 

 

Phil will teach attendees all about etching and the sandblasting process, then a select few will have the chance to put their knowledge to work and create a sandblasted piece, guided by Jurgen. Only the first 10 people to sign up will be able to create a piece, so call to sign up NOW! This will fill quickly! Piece is pre-selected and pre-prepared.

 

 

 

3 – 4 pm

Wire Wrapped Jewelry Demo with Stephanie

FREE RAFFLE!

 

 

 

Watch our resident jewelry expert, Stephanie, create a decorative wire wrapped encasement for a fused glass cabochon and learn how to apply this technique to jewelry and other decorative applications. One lucky attendee will have the chance to win the piece that is created during the demo!

 

 

5 – 7 pm
Join us for complimentary festive treats and beverages served in our recently updated showroom space!

 

 

 

 

 

 

6 – 7  pm
Mini Make it & Take it ClassGorgeous Glass Globe Ornaments with Patti

 

 

 

 

 

Patti will demonstrate how to make an ornament that has the feel of an authentic blown glass globe, but so much easier! The only materials needed are colored ink, compressed air, and a store bought clear glass ornament, but we will provide all the materials needed for this class. You will leave with your very own custom ornament, Created by YOU! Space is Limited so call now to reserve your spot. Cost is $10 per ornament.

 

 

 

Our NEW CLASS SCHEDULE will be released the day of our sale and ALL CLASSES ARE 20% OFF!

 

DON’T MISS YOUR CHANCE TO ENTER OUR BIGGEST GIVEAWAY OF THE DAY…

 

Every person who shops with us on the day of our sale will be entered to win a gift certificate for $75 TOWARDS ANY CLASS OF YOUR CHOICE! ANY & EVERY PURCHASE WILL BE ENTERED! Large OR small! Name will be chosen at random and announced on Tuesday, December 18th.

 

Come and shop to take advantage of incredible discounts ALL DAY!

Discounts Include:

The more you buy, the more you save with our volume discount increase this day only!

$0-$199 15% off
$200-$399 20% off
$400-$599 25% off
$600-$899 30% off
$900-$1199 40% off

*Volume discount does not apply to saws, kilns, grinders, or classes*

Please see Holiday Party discount amounts on these items listed below:

15% OFF Kilns, Saws, & Grinders
20% OFF Classes & Workshop time

 

 

 

 

For more information:

McMow Art Glass, Inc
561-585-9011 x108    Fax: 561-586-2292

www.mcmow.com
https://www.facebook.com/McMowArtGlass/

 

 

 

 

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 Gallery & School of Art Offers Workshops and Select Friday Classes

You know what they say, “Variety is the spice of life!” The Lighthouse ArtCenter offers you the opportunity to sample a wide selection of art mediums and techniques at their workshops and Select Fridays classes. These workshops are for every level of artist, from beginner to professional and for anyone who wants to hone their skills and have fun in the process!  The Rickie Report shares the details and some sneak peeks.  Sign up now and bring a friend!

 

 

 

 

Lighthouse ArtCenter Gallery

373 Tequesta Drive    Tequesta, Florida 33469

(561) 746-3101     www.LighthouseArts.org

Gallery Hours:
M-F 10 a.m. – 4 p.m.
Sat 10 a.m. – 2 p.m. – First Saturday of the month no charge
Regular Admission: Members no charge, nonmembers $5.00

 

 

 

 

Lighthouse ArtCenter Gallery & School of Art

Workshops and Select Fridays

 

 

 

 

In the month of November you can try your hand at plein air painting at night, paint animals, learn dyeing techniques with indigo, make a fabulous piece of fused glass, loosen up your pastel technique or, for the traveler, how to capture the beauty of your travels in watercolor. Our award-winning artists will teach you step-by-step the methods to create one-of-a-kind works of art in one- or two-day workshops.

 

 

If you are looking for a fun way to spend your Friday evenings, pop into one of the Select Fridays. These one evening sessions are fun and informative. Enjoy painting, glass, jewelry and making starfish dishes in November! Get MORE INFORMATION or  SIGN UP for any of the workshops or Select Fridays, just call the School of Art at (561) 478-8737 or go to www.LighthouseArts.org.

Workshops:

 

Watercolor for the Artist-Traveler

 

 

Watercolor by Fernando Porras

 

Instructor: Fernando Porras

Friday-Saturday, November 2-3, 2018; 9am-4pm; Studio A: School and on location;

Member $300; Nonmember $350

Learn how to create beautiful watercolor washes over watercolor pencils to capture those colorful details of your travel. Experiment with techniques to create lifelike wood, old rusted metal, and stone textures, so you can master painting those old doors and windows full of flowers from your favorite travel destination. This workshop will emphasize the combination of watercolor pencils with regular watercolors. All levels welcome, with a working knowledge of watercolor.

 

 

 

 

Paint A Nocturne En Plein Air

 

Painting by Manon Sander

 

Instructor: Manon Sander

Thursday, Nov. 8, 2018; 5:30-8:30pm; Studio A: School; Friday, Nov., 9; 6-9:30pm; On location TBD; Member $175; Nonmember $200

From Caravaggio to Hopper, painting the night is a centuries-old tradition. Follow in these footsteps by exploring techniques to capture light and darkness alla prima in this 2-day workshop. The first night we will cozy up in the studio to go over the essentials of nocturne painting while enjoying some vino and nibbles. The second night we’ll be ready to venture out into the dark to implement the new knowledge. Oil preferred, acrylics acceptable. Intermediate to Advanced.

 

 

Painting Birds

 

Painting by Karen Leffel-Massengill

 

 

Instructor: Karen Leffel-Massengill

Saturday & Sunday, November 10 & 11; 2018; 9am-4pm; Studio A: School; Member $300; Nonmember $350

This is not your average bird on a perch workshop. Bring your own photos of your choice of bird, or use photos from the instructor. Composition, values, color and edges will be emphasized. Most students will be able to complete a painting in the 2-day workshop. Intermediate to Advanced.

Congratulations to Karen for winning the August-September Plein Air Salon Art Competition for the Animal and Bird category. PleinAir Magazine conducts the annual Plein Air Salon Art Competition. The competition is in the spirit of the French Salon created by the Academie des Beaux-Arts in Paris, with six bi-monthly cycles leading to annual Salon Grand Prize winners, is designed to stimulate artistic growth through competition. 

 

 

 

 

Fabrics – Dyeing with Indigo

 

Hand Dyed Fabric by Suzanne Connors

 

Instructor: Suzanne Connors

Saturday, Nov. 17; 2018; 9am- 4pm; Studio A; School; Member $150; Nonmember $175

Students will initially learn how an indigo vat is made. A vat will be prepared in the morning and the basic chemistry explained. The natural indigo powder will be used, and the vat will be ‘reduced’ using a commercially available chemical. Students will be shown shibori techniques: a folded and clamped method, and a twisted and tied technique. Students can expect to make several pillow or napkin-sized samples. Supplies included. Beginner and Intermediate.

 

Loosening Up With Pastels

 

“Patowmack” by Lynn Morgan

 

Instructor: Lynn Morgan

Saturday, November 17, 2018; 9am-4pm; Studio B: School; Member $125; Nonmember $150

Learn to work in a looser, more abstract style with pastels and to love your “happy accidents.” In this class we will create several small pastel works with a limit on the amount of time you have to do them. You will have specific exercises to complete with a focus on color studies and color schemes in landscape and still life compositions. All levels welcome.

 

 

Fused Glass

 

Instructor: Nancy Politsch

Saturday, November 17, 2018; 10am-1pm; Gallery: Master Studio; Member $100; Nonmember $125

 

Enjoy in-depth instruction on various techniques and methods, and create a one-of-a-kind, individual, gallery-quality piece of art at this 1-day workshop. Participants explore color theory, design composition, the use of materials, supplies and equipment. Fire in our new glass kiln! Your work will be available for pick up one week after class ends. All levels welcome.

 

 

Dog Portrait Painting

 

Portraits by Hope Reis

 

 

Instructor: Hope Reis

Friday & Saturday, Nov. 30-Dec. 1, 2018; 9am-4pm; Studio A: School;

Member $300; Non-member $350

Would you love to have a permanent record of Man’s Best Friend? This 2-day workshop will use photo reference, combined with knowledge of shape, edges, and values to create a finished painting of your or anyone’s dog. Learn about how to express volume and light/shadow, as well as techniques to express fur and hair. Using shape and color and edge work, we will endeavor to capture the essence of your furry friend. All levels welcome, experience is beneficial.

 

 

 

 

 

Select Fridays:

 

 

No matter what your level of artful expertise is, our Select Fridays are for you! Always wanted to explore different art mediums or try your hand at a creative endeavor without the commitment of an 8 week class? It’s fun at the Select Fridays events…you can join your friends and have a great time exploring different art mediums and walk away with a wonderful piece of art that you did yourself!

 

 

Glass Fusion

Instructor: Nancy Politsch

November 2    6 – 8 p.m.

Location: Gallery Master Studio   $50 per person, supplies provided by the ArtCenter

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.

 

 

Creative Acrylic Pouring

 

Acrylic Pour by Jim Rigg

 

Instructor: Jim Rigg

November 2   6 – 8 p.m.

Location: Studio A at the School of Art   $50 per person, supplies provided by the ArtCenter

Bring your creative imagination, and your favorite bottle of wine to a new and fun acrylic pouring Select Friday Night. You’ll be creating your own palettes while learning how the pouring medium reacts to the acrylics, forcing the medium to flow and produce a vibrant and colorful piece of art. Paint and pouring mediums are included, bring your own canvas or panels. Call or check online for supply list. 21 and order please.

 

 

Starfish Dishes

Star Fish Dish by Jeni May

 

 

 

Instructor: Jeni May

November 16   6 – 8 p.m.   Location: Ceramics Studio at the School of Art

$40 per person, supplies provided by the ArtCenter

Students will make their own nesting starfish dishes (3 in total). You will first focus on construction techniques and learn how to use the slab roller, followed by decorative techniques using piping bags, letter stamps and craft foam. All clay and tools will be provided. Instructor: Jeni May

 

 

Wine and Paint Night

 

Instructor: Randall Scott

November 30  6 – 9 p.m.  Location: Studio A at the School of Art

$40 per person, art supplies provided by the ArtCenter

Bring a friend and your favorite beverage and enjoy a night of creating and learning painting techniques from professional artist Randall Scott. Paint an original masterpiece with step-by-step instruction in a casual, relaxed atmosphere. Over 21 only.

 

 

 

 

Fun Friday Rings

Instructor: Maria Tritico

November 30  6 – 9 p.m.  Location: Gallery Master Studio

$50 per person, supplies included by the ArtCenter

Enjoy your evening learning how to size, solder, texture and finish silver rings for yourself or your significant other. Everyone will leave with a finished ring and a basic understanding on how to use the torch and hammers for texture.

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.

 

For more information or to sign up for any of the workshops or Select Fridays:

 

 

Lighthouse ArtCenter Gallery

373 Tequesta Drive, Tequesta, Florida  33469

(561) 746-3201.

Monday – Friday 10 a.m. – 4 p.m. Saturday 10 a.m. – 2 p.m.

Lighthouse ArtCenter School of Art and Art Supply Store

395 Seabrook Road, Tequesta, Florida 33469

(561)748-8737.

  Monday – Friday 9 a.m. – 5 p.m. Saturday 9 a.m. – 4 p.m.

www.LighthouseArts.org

 

 

 

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

Benzaiten Center For Creative Arts Invites You To A Dark Arts Ball On Friday, October 26th For Art, Magic, Mystery, Potions, Infernos! All Ages With Costumes Welcome!

The Halloween Party at Benzaiten Center For Creative Arts will be like no other! “A Dark Arts Ball” on Friday, October 26th includes a jazz band, Tarot and Ouija readers, photo booth, costume prizes, refreshments, artwork, magic, and the fire spitting infernos!   There is free parking and you pay at the door, if you dare! The Rickie Report shares the details and can’t wait to hear about your eerie experiences!  Cash prizes for best costumes!

 

 

 

 

 

 

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

 

 

 

 

 

H A L L O W E E N     ” A     D A R K     A R T S     B A L L

 

 

 

FRIDAY, OCTOBER 26

6 – 10 PM

$20. Cover  

Free Parking

 

 

!  DO NOT USE GPS !

It will take you the wrong way.

Instead, follow these easy directions:
Exit I-95 at 6th Ave. South and go East.
Take a Left at South F Street (at the Kwik Stop Store)
Take a Right on 3rd Ave. South to our Large Parking Lot
Enter in Rear of Building

 

 

 

 

For more information:

Benzaiten Center for Creative Arts
Lake Worth, Florida

561.508.7315
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

Rickie@therickiereport.com   561-537-0291

17019 SW Sapri Way   Port St. Lucie, FL 34986