Glass Quest 2017 Announces Speakers And Seminars As Registration Opens

Join the QUEST!  A full weekend of education and engagement. Learn from brilliant teachers and glass visionaries and network in the evolving world of art glass at Glass Quest 2017!  Taking place in West Palm Beach May 26th, May 27th and May 28th, glass hobbyists, glass professionals and glass art lovers are all welcome!  The Rickie Report shares the Speakers and Seminars plus details of how to attend!

 

 

 

 

 

REGISTER:

www.Glassquest2017.eventbrite.com

For more information call:

561.585.9011   or   954.557.5589

WHAT YOU CAN EXPECT:

Lectures & demonstrations from professional glass artists from across the Country.
An Extraordinary kiln-forming experience hosted on Sunday by: Jen Ken Kilns
Glass Gallery Exhibition with meet the artist opportunities
A Saturday evening VIP cocktail reception with live music
Opportunities to review and purchase the latest & greatest tools, supplies and equipment from select manufacturers
Participate in a series of guided roundtable discussions about the future of the art glass industry
Engage at the Legislative Action Center – and make your voice heard #savecoloredglass… and more!

 

ITINERARY-AT-A-GLANCE:

Friday
4-7pm Check-in/Registration/Exhibitor Booths
7pm Welcome Reception
Saturday
8am – Welcome Breakfast – Keynote Speaker: Maureen James
9am – Educational Sessions Begin
12pm – Lunch & Roundtables Series
1pm – 3pm Educational Sessions Continue
4pm – Panel of Speakers with special guest Moderator: Audience Q&A
5-7pm Networking: VIP Cocktail Reception hosted by: Habatat Galleries
Sunday
10am – Breakfast followed by Kiln-Forming experience hosted by Jen Ken Kilns

Would you like to be a part of this exciting opportunity?!?

Contact Taylor Materio at taylor@mcmow.com or 561-585-9011

 

 

SEMINARS  AND  WORKSHOPS:

 

Leslie Perlis

Dimensional Mosaics with Fused and Painted Glass Elements

 

 


Celebrated glass designer Leslie Perlis brings her vibrant and modern style to the timeless craft of mosaics – with a sculptural twist. Leslie’s unique approach weaves together glass fusing, kiln fired surface decorating and mosaic fabrication to create outstanding dimensional sculptures. In this presentation you will learn how Leslie thinks outside the traditional mosaic canvas to create life-size figure sculptures, musical instruments, and many other dimensional creations. Leslie will use photos, videos, and live descriptions to illustrate her complete process starting with the development of a design, through the fabrication and final cleanup of a full-size sculpture. In addition Leslie will introduce her new “Multimedia Vinyl” series that combines fused glass and vinyl record albums to great effect. As a bonus, everyone in this seminar will receive a copy of Leslie’s book Dimensional Mosaics that she will be happy to autograph for you.

 

 

Tony Glander

The Accidental Fuser or Warm Glass Trials and Tribulations

 

Glass Creation by Tony Glander

Experimentation can be an exhilarating adventure, full of thrilling highs and disappointing lows. Join glass artist Tony Glander as he escorts you down a few radical glass pathways. He will illustrate how he puts “landing gear” feet on fused bowls, describe some very cool creations made using shattered tempered glass, and explain a curious technique using molds made from glass in a kiln. Tony’s mantra is: “If you aren’t trying something new, you aren’t learning!” He’ll reveal some his most successful experiments and confess a few of his epic failures. Much of Tony’s work centers on the practice of using every glass temperature in the kiln and he is prepared to share his secret firing schedules with you. Tony’s dynamic teaching style will keep you engaged and boost your creative confidence to be experimentally innovative with your own glasswork.

 

 

 

 

Peter McGrain

The Poetry of Painted Windows:
1000 Years of Narrative Illustration in Art Glass

 

Stained Glass by Peter McGrain

 

 

For centuries the fine art of glass painting has been used to achieve sensational imagery throughout the glass medium. From the biblical storied windows of the ancient cathedrals to the cutting edge architectural work of modern times, no other technique has so effectively brought glass art to life. Peter McGrain, will lead you on a personal journey through the amazing world of painted glass. You’ll see how it has evolved over the years to become one of the most expressive art forms of our industry. Peter will share his insights into how this engaging, narrative technique has been developed and used to stir emotions in its’ viewers for a thousand years. And an examination of recent work by numerous contemporary artists, all of whom are pushing the process forward with their experimental work, will leave you more inspired and excited about glass than ever before. This event is a must for anybody who shares a deep passion for glass of any kind. And who knows?… You may even find yourself itching to dive in and start painting on glass yourself. As one of the oldest forms of glass art, it continues to maintain it’s prominent standing as the most inspirational and spectacular of all!

 

 

 

 

Lisa Vogt
Breaking Through – Make Exhibition Quality Glass Art

 

 

 

Lisa Vogt Glass Sink Class ( Photo Courtesy of Lisa Vogt website)

 

Ordinary to extraordinary! Take charge of your artistic future! Striking glass artwork is intoxicating. You know the type of pieces I mean. The spectacular beauties you admire in galleries and magazines, the ones that haunt the back of your mind until you figure out how they were made, or give up in frustration. Creating your own stunning emotive art, that engages the viewer to the point of blissful distraction, is within your reach. Join veteran glass artist Lisa Vogt in this in-depth workshop focused on developing methods for making exhibition quality artwork and you’ll learn how to take your thriving glass talent and catapult it forward. Learn how to design thoughtful compositions, how to mix colors to create drama, how to get noticed with pattern, how to stimulate with texture, and how to combine abstract techniques for innovative works of fused glass art. You’ll gain a clear understanding of how to build complex standout art, through the inclusion of various fused glass components. It’s your turn to shine, to break through and create thought provoking, blissfully distracting artwork that is all your own.

 

 

 

Dawndae HK Hamilton

Art Into Architecture:
Collaborating with Artists, Studios, Architects and Designers from Around the World to Create Kiln-Glass for the Built Environment

Bullseye Specialty Glass, “FLORAdia” Created for McMow Art Glass

 

 

Bullseye Studio’s Development Manager, Dawndae HK Hamilton, will present the history, explorations and projects that have established Bullseye Glass Company as a world leader in the use of kiln-glass for art, architecture, and design. Dawndae will emphasize the possibilities for artists and studios to “scale-up” to larger works. Kiln-glass is especially rich territory due to the enormous range of working methods, from drawing and painting to printmaking, all executable on an architectural scale. This presentation will be an eye-opening and eye- popping experience.

 

 

 

Phil Materio

Lost Clay Glass Casting

 

 

 

 

In this exciting session attendees will learn how easy this efficient and economical method of glass casting can be. Learn how to create sculptural glass pieces that are indistinguishable from sand-casted or hot glass casting. This technique has become one of the most visible, and saleable forms of sculptural glass at art shows across the world.

 

 

 

Randy & Carole Wardell

Introducing The Glass Tattoo Stencil System to Instantly Enhance Your Work with Intricate Designs

Randy & Carole Wardell have developed an exceptional technique that enables anyone to add stencil designs to their work. Using their special 1/8” thick Tattoo Stencil boards and the Tattoo Goo that is combined with frit powder to create a paste-like mixture. The stencil spaces can be filled with multiple colors of Tattoo Goo in a single session while maintaining clean, crisp lines between the design elements. This demonstration will open up a world of ideas and possibilities.

 

 

 

Jenny Mesirow

Making Our Voice Heard: Advocating for the Art Glass Industry in Washington D.C.

Today information travels fast, opinions are developed even faster, and the facts are sometimes lost in between. No industry knows this better than the Art Glass Industry. In the last year our industry has faced increasing scrutiny that in some instances has inhibited our ability to do business. It is time now to be pro-active as a community and industry. Join us for a discussion about the role elected officials can play in helping and hindering our business, and how our industry can position itself to prevent our elected representatives and governing agencies from doing us harm.

 

Mike Glotfelty

Jen Ken Kiln’s Cane Pulling Experience

Sunday morning Breakfast & Canes hosted by Jen Ken Kilns. We will have multiple Vitragraph kilns set-up and cooking up some beautiful color mixes and each conference participant will have an opportunity to pull your own multi-colored cane to take home. In addition we have invited 3 multi-media artists to create 3 artworks live on our stage, using a selection of the actual canes that we will make during the Cane Pulling session

 

 

Jason LeVan

Armory Art Center’s Hot Glass Sand Casting Demonstration

 

Art Glass by Jason LeVan

 

The Armory Art Center of West Palm Beach will be conducting a live demonstration of casting hot glass into a sand mold. Observe as the artist makes a hand-print into the sand then fills the space will molten hot glass to create a one-of-a-kind paperweight. This is a great introduction to the hot glass process that enables glass artists to create unique tabletop accessories such as coasters and paperweights.

 

 

McMow Art Glass & Wardell Publications
Organizer of GLASS QUEST 2017

McMow Art Glass offers the best in stained glass windows and beveled art glass, as well as beautiful designs in carved, etched and faceted glass. Located in Palm Beach County, Florida since 1976 McMow Art Glass maintains an excellent working relationship with top builders, architects and designers and regularly ships their work throughout the US, Europe and South America.  With our experienced staff of glass craftsmen and designers, McMow Art Glass is able to take every client’s concept and create a clearly outstanding work of art for any residence, commercial building or place of worship.
Visit us at: www.mcmow.com

Wardell Publications Inc. was founded in 1983 by Randy Wardell. In 1977 Randy opened a full service stained glass studio offering everything from Suncatchers to Cathedral windows (well maybe church windows is a more apt description). The studio also offered glass craft instruction and sold the related tools, glass & materials. The name of the company was Sandpiper Studios and it was (and still is) located in Belleville, a small city in eastern Ontario, Canada with a population of 38,000, so the axiom “anything [in glass] for a buck” wasn’t too far off.

Randy’s stained glass students would often ask for the pattern to make of one the custom designed lampshades on display in the Sandpiper Studios’ showroom. Encouraged by these requests he conducted a little market research that revealed a need for reliable, full-size pattern books. So in 1983 he formed Wardell Publications and released his first lampshade pattern book. Since then he has personally written 12 additional books and Wardell Publications Inc has released more than 50 products since it began.

Visit us at: http://www.wardellpublications.com/

 

GLASS QUEST 2017 SPONSORS:

 

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Rickie@therickiereport.com   561-537-0291

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Ray Gross’ Fine Art Hyper-Realistic Porcelains Are Gaining World-Wide Following

Ray Gross’ Fine Art Hyper-Realistic Porcelains are being celebrated world wide! His trip to Europe was a great success, first at Art Gallery Wiesbaden in Germany and later in Paris. Locally, Ray is being represented by Gallery Biba on Worth Avenue in Palm Beach and will have his work shown in upcoming international art fairs around the country, as well as other galleries nation-wide.  The Rickie Report shares some new photos and the details.

 

 

 

 

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FINE  ART   HYPER-REALISTIC

PORCELAINS

 

 

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Ray Gross is represented by Gallery Biba in Palm Beach, FL

 

 

At Art Hamptons, 2014, Ray celebrated his first Sell-Out show under the auspices of Anthony Brunelli Fine Arts, Binghamton, NY. He repeated his success at Scope/Art Miami that same year and took part in the 11th Anniversary Show at Art Palm Springs, CA. Ray’s creations were also at Habatat Gallery (West Palm Beach, FL).

 

 

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Ray Gross’ Fine Art Hyper-Realistic Porcelains

 

 

 

The Bruce Lurie Gallery located in Los Angeles, CA represented Ray at Art Hamptons , 2015; Affordable Art Show, New York City, Art Aspen and Art Houston. Art-Gallery-Wiesbaden sold 5 pieces the first week of their “American Pop” Exhibition. Galerie Mark Hachem of Paris represented and sold Ray’s work at Art Southamptons, 2015, The Affordable Art Show in NYC and SOFA/Chicago.

 

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Ray Gross and Gabriele Kraus in Palm Springs

 

 

Ray Gross’ Fine Art Hyper-Realistic Porcelains displayed and sold out at ArtPalmBeach last season! He will be showing at ArtPalmBeach January 20 – 24, 2016 and 13th Annual Palm Beach Fine Craft Show February 26 – 28, 2016. Both will be held at the Palm Beach County Convention Center located at 650 Okeechobee Boulevard, West Palm Beach, FL.  Ray’s work will also be available at Art Miami and Art Basel.

 

 

 

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Fine Art Hyper-Realistic Porcelains by Ray Gross

 

 

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Ray Gross' Pop Art Tubes after firing in Europe

Ray Gross’ Fine Art Hyper-Realistic Porcelains after the firing process, in Europe. Each one is unique!

 

 

 

Preliminary sketch by Ray Gross for Free-Standing Pop Art Tube at the request of Mark Hachem Gallery, Paris France

Preliminary sketch by Ray Gross for Free-Standing Fine Art Hyper-Realistic Porcelain at the request of Mark Hachem Gallery, Paris France

 

 

You can find Ray Gross’

Fine Art Hyper-Realistic Porcelains:

In the United States:

 

Gallery Biba Worth Avenue, Palm Beach, FL

        www.gallerybiba.com  561-651-1371

Contessa Gallery Lyndhurst, OH

      contessagallery.com 216-382.7800

Greenhill Center For The Arts Greensboro, NC

       www.greenhill.org  336-333-7460

Habatat Galleries  West Palm Beach, FL  561.469-8587

http://www.habatatgalleries.com

Haen Gallery Asheville, NC  

       www.thehaengallery.com  828.883.3268

Haen Lumberyard  Brevard, NC   828-883-3268

Johnston & Gentithes  Seagrove, NC

    www.discoverseagrove.com  336-873-9176

 

 

In Europe:

 

Ray Gross at Mark Hachem Gallery, Paris France

 

 

 

 Mark Hachem Gallery  PARIS  28 Place des Vosges   75003    Paris, France   

 markhachem.com +331-42-76-9493

paris@markhachem.com    OPENING TIMES   everyday 10:30 am – 8 am

 

Art Gallery Wiesbaden, Germany

Art Gallery Wiesbaden, Germany

 

Art-Gallery-Wiesbaden

Häfnergasse 2  65183 Wiesbaden,DE    Tel: 0611/ 37 62 69

Fax: 0611/ 37 62 89    info@artgallery-wiesbaden.de

 

 

Ray is a member of the Cultural Council of Palm Beach County and serves on the faculty at the Armory Arts Center Complex in W. Palm Beach. 

 

For more information please contact:

Ray Gross Fine Art
561 951 4749
Euro 0170-5091840
rayhgross@gmail.com

 

 

 

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

Rickie Leiter, Publisher

The Rickie Report

P.O.Box 33423

Palm Beach Gardens, FL 33420

Rickie@therickiereport.com

561-537-0291

Wearable Art, Couture And Photography Combine At Fashion Week

Fusion Fashion & Art Productions is winning fashion and business for the Palm Beaches & Florida!  Success follows Palm Beach International Fashion Week produced by Lilyana Eisele. The kick-off on Sunday, October 25th will be an Absolute Auction. Pieces include couture jewelry by Palm Beach designer Idalia Baudo, flamed glass jewelry by international artist Chadd Lacy, and kinetic art by award winning artist Elayna Toby. In person, phone and email bids welcome. Palm Beach Swim Week is coming November 5th – 8th and will be presented at the Palm Beach Photographic Centre on Clematis Street in downtown West Palm Beach. The Rickie Report shares the details and some sneak peeks.  Stop by Habatat Galleries tomorrow night for the auction and get ready to make Palm Beach County a Fashion Destination!

 

 

 

Fashion District – Absolute Art Auction

Sunday October 25, 2015

    6:00 to 9:00 PM EDT

Habatat Gallery

 

513 Clematis Street      W.Palm Beach, FL 33401

Register Here

 

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Lilyana Eisele tells The Rickie Report, “We are founding a Fashion District to create jobs, improve our communities and increase education. The proceeds from this fundraiser are part of these ongoing efforts. The fashion and apparel industry is a $3,000 trillion industry worldwide and the U.S. imports 97% of its fashion and apparel for retail. According to the U.S. Bureau of Labor and Statistics,  98 other occupations depend on the Fashion & Apparel industry for employment. Small changes can have a huge impact”.

 

 

 

This fundraiser is in conjunction with the production of Palm Beach Swim Week’s fashion shows. This Absolute Auction means everything will be sold to the highest bidder. 

 

In person, phone and email bids are welcome.  

Get more information:

Lilyana Eisele
Fusion Fashion & Art Productions
561-305-6005
contact@fusionfashionandart.com

 

Sponsors include: Tito’s Handmade Vodka, Prado Spa & Salon, Premiere Dental Care, Aqua Plastic Surgery, Table 427, VIP tv, DMZ tv, Cosmix School of Makeup Artistry.  This event is Endorsed by: Palm Beach Film & Television Commission &
Florida Fashion & Apparel Chamber of Commerce.

 

 

 

 

 

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Fashion Week Model, Kate Upton on the Runway

Photo by James Eisele Photography

 

 

 

Fashion District – Swim Week

The 4th Annual Fashion Production

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Fusion Fashion & Art Productions

www.FusionFashionAndArt.com

 

 

 

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Years in Review Photos by James Eisele Photography

 

From Thursday November 5th through Sunday the 8th runway shows will start at 6pm and conclude at approximately 9pm. Fashions debuted on the runway will be the upcoming trends in the Palm Beaches for 2016 in swimwear, resort wear, and accessories.

 

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Getting Ready  Photo by James Eisele Photography

Even show producer, Lilyana Eisele, was interviewed and published in Everybody Magazine. When it comes to bringing fashion to Palm Beach she was hailed by the magazine editor as “the matriarch of it all.” The article further cites the Palm Beaches as one of the most beautiful and fashionable places on Earth.

 

 

Lilyana tells us, “Some designers have more than doubled their business size and expanded production by 150%. Many of the designers are Florida based and also produce their lines in Florida. In addition, the materials to create the line are often bought from Florida businesses. This supports other businesses and also creates jobs which support our communities”.

 

 

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Behind The Scenes Photo by James Eisele Photography

 

 

Over 100 fashion designers have applied to be in the shows and many have specifically designed their clothing line to be featured in the style and spirit of the Palm Beaches. Last year Fusion Fashion & Art produced the largest fashion week in the state of Florida under one roof. 

 

 

 

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Swimsuit Runway Photo by James Eisele Photography

 

 

Runway is the extreme sport of fashion photographers and this year’s Palm Beach Swim Week has already drawn the attention of national and international fashion photographers and press. Over 200 request for media passes have been submitted for the shows. Over 500 local, national, and international models have applied to walk the runway in the shows.

 

 

 

This year’s partnership with the Photographic Center and co-presenter the American Society of Media Photographers offers unique opportunities for photographers, models and other industry professionals to engage with the Photographic Center and learn more about it. ASMP brings valuable knowledge to the national photographic community.

 

 

About the American Society of Media Photographers:
The American Society is a 501(c)3 professional arts organization founded in 1944. ASMP has 39 chapters and promotes photographers’ rights, provides education in better business practices, produces business publications for photographers, and helps photographers to connect purchasers with professional photography. For more information, please visit www.asmp.org.

 

 

 

About the Palm Beach Photographic Centre:

The Photo Centre is located at the downtown City Center municipal complex at 415 Clematis Street in West Palm Beach. Hours are 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Monday – Thursday; 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Friday and Saturday. For more information, please call 561.253.2600 or visit workshop.org or fotofusion.org.The Palm Beach Photographic Centre is a 501(c)3 nonprofits arts organization dedicated to the enhancement of community through the photographic arts.

Cosmix School of Makeup Artistry, the same team that helped set the fashion week record last year, will be providing the new looks for the 2016 hair and makeup trends for the SWIM WEEK shows. New York DJ Angel Negron will be creating unique music for the shows, all inspired by the Palm Beaches.

 

 

 

For more information please contact:

Lilyana Eisele
FUSION Fashion & Art Productions, Inc.
561.305.6004
contact@fusionfashionandart.com

 

 

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

Rickie Leiter, Publisher

The Rickie Report

P.O.Box 33423

Palm Beach Gardens, FL 33420

Rickie@therickiereport.com

561-537-0291

 

Ray Gross’ Newest Art Sculptures Premiere At Art Palm Beach

Ray Gross’ ceramic pieces are well-known in Palm Beach County galleries and exhibit venues. At the Palm Beach County Convention Center during Art Palm Beach 2015, Ray’s work will be seen in three spaces!  His newest up-scaled, giant sized porcelain “tubes” will be featured at Booth #602 and at Whitespace Collection’s Booth.  (During SCOPE, Miami, the Brunelli Gallery sold out!)  Ray’s “Louie, Louie” porcelain handbag sculpture is part of  the juried show of Art Synergy in Booth # 718.  Hyper-realistic, his porcelain sculptures are often mistaken for the “real thing”.  The Rickie Report urges you to visit Ray during Art Palm Beach January, 21, 22, 23, 24, 25 and grab one for yourself!

 

RAY GROSS:

 Pop Art TUBES and More!

 

ART PALM BEACH/ ART SYNERGY

Palm Beach County Convention Center

First View & Collectors’ Invitational:

Wednesday, January 21, 2015

 

Public Hours

Thur, Jan 22 -­ 12pm -­ 7pm
Fri, Jan 23 ­- 12pm ­- 7pm
Sat, Jan 24 -­ 12pm -­ 7pm
Sun, Jan 25 ­- 12pm -­ 6pm

650 Okeechobee Boulevard
West Palm Beach, Florida 33401

 

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Pop Art Tubes by Ray Gross

 

 

Ray Gross is creating new “Pop Art Tubes” as we go to press!   Using images made famous by Robert Indiana and Andy Warhol, Ray’s newest “Art Tubes” will be unveiled at Art Palm Beach next week!

 

 

Ray Gross' "Pop Art Tubes" at SCOPE Miami (Brunelli Galleries)

Ray Gross’ “Pop Art Tubes” at SCOPE Miami (Brunelli Galleries)

 

 

 

Keeping the same theme of hyper-realistic porcelain sculptures of objects of everyday Americana, Ray had his first sellout show this July in the Hamptons. He is being represented by Anthony Brunelli Gallery in Binghamton, NY. and at SCOPE Miami, 2014, his work was a sell-out. Anthony Brunelli Fine Arts will represent Ray at Art Palm Springs, CA, which opens Feb 12th.   

 

"Louie, Louie" by Ray Gross

“Louie, Louie” by Ray Gross

 

 

At the Art Synergy Booth ( #718) in Art Palm Beach, art patrons can see Ray’s entry to this prestigious juried exhibit.  “Louie, Louie”  portrays the famous hand bag in porcelain sculpture.  The exhibit was juried by Paul Fisher and Rolando Chang Barrero.

 

 

"Picasso" by Ray Gross

“Picasso” by Ray Gross

 

Ray Gross is an artist, sculptor and designer. He was raised in South Florida in a creative home-setting, with his father who worked as a jeweler, painter and poet. His mother’s family is famous for their millinery business, designing ladies’ hats, especially in the Roaring 20’s styles.

 

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“Batman” by Ray Gross ( Not Yet Complete)

 

 

After college and during his graduate studies at University of Florida, Ray worked as a graduate teaching assistant. He established his first studio/gallery near the famous “Homestead Hotel” near Warm Springs, VA.  Two years later, Ray partnered with Joan Farish to open “Clay Concepts” in West Palm Beach,FL. and later founded Lake Avenue Gallery located in Lake Worth, FL. Ray left the gallery in the late 1980’s to focus on his studio work.

 

 

"Harley" by Ray Gross (Life-Size Sculpture)

“Harley” by Ray Gross (Life-Size Sculpture)

 

Through The Buyers Market of American Crafts Council (PA) and Rosen Media (Baltimore, MD), Ray was invited to the American Craft Museum in New York City for a one-man SOLO Exhibition. His hyper-realistic, life-size porcelain sculpture, “Harley” was an instant success and was exhibited throughout Museums on the East coast of the United States. Many will remember seeing “Harley” at the Norton Museum, Boca Museum of Art, Fort Lauderdale Museum of Art and at Art in Public Places at Palm Beach International Airport.

 

 

 

Upcoming Shows: 

  •  Anthony Brunelli Fine Arts  (Art Palm Springs, CA) February 12 – 15
  • Art Wynwood Miami (Whitespace Collection): February 12 – 15

Continuously Showing:

 

 

 

 

 

 

Ray is a member of the Cultural Council of Palm Beach County, where his sculptures are available in the gift shop. Ray is on the faculty at the Armory Arts Center Complex in W. Palm Beach. His creations can also be found at Artisans on the Ave (Lake Worth, FL), Rolando Chang Barrero Fine Art ( Lake Worth,FL), The River Gallery (Chattanooga, TN), A Unique Boutique (Naples, FL and Cape Cod, MA). Check out his new series, “Everything But the Girl”!

 

Ray is available for small group or individual classes as well as commissions.

For more information please contact Ray at raygross@gmail.com   or    561- 951- 4749.

 

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

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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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and

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.

 

Glasswork by Shelley Muzylowski and Rik Allen

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.

 

Glasswork by Shelley Muzylowski and Rik Allen

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

 

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