Benzaiten Center For Creative Arts Announces “Glasstronomique” Gala

How many Galas are casual? How many are held in a 14,000, square foot Historic FEC Train Depot building? How many Galas have glass blowing, flame working, and fusing demonstrations going on during the cocktail hour???  Honoring their namesake, the Oriental Goddess, “Benzaiten”, it will be an Asian inspired affair with some of the guests opting to come in costume.  Benzaiten Center for Creative Arts will have great live entertainers besides all their staff, who will be performing live glass demos and a lovely sit-down-dinner. All funds raised by the Gala will help pay for  ‘Children’s Programming,’  ‘Scholarship Programming,’ and Benzaiten’s continuing mission of providing professional services to the artists in our community.  The Rickie Report shares the details and urges you to make your reservations now for this April 8th event!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Our 3rd Annual Benzaiten Center for Creative Arts Gala

“GLASSTRONOMIQUE”

A Night of Asian Delights

Saturday, April 8th

6pm – 10pm

Casual Dress or Oriental Costume
$250

 

1105 2nd Avenue South    Lake Worth, FL

Do not use GPS

Exit I-95 go East and Turn Left at Kwik Stop at South F Street
Then Turn Right on 2nd Avenue South to Valet Parking

 

 

For more information about this event, classes, workshops, tours and volunteering:

www.benzaitencenter.org

Hours:

Tuesday through Saturday: 10:00 AM – 5:00 PM

Closed: Sundays and Mondays

Classes & Large Group Tours by appointment.

Please call 561.508.7315 for more information.

 

 

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17019 SW Sapri Way   Port St. Lucie, FL 34986

“Art Of Association” Is A Feast For The Eyes At Lighthouse ArtCenter In Tequesta

Art Associations from Boca Raton to Vero Beach are participating in this refreshing exhibition at the Lighthouse Art Center, which fosters cross pollination of ideas and practices with 2D and 3D media from fiber arts to fused glass. Let your imagination soar as you view the 6th Annual “Art Of Association” through August 11.  Stop by for the next two Thursday Receptions, July 21 and August 11.  Fast moving presentations will be offered by Pecha Cucha and other representatives of the participating associations.  The Rickie Report shares the details here, with some photos of the award winners and guests. Open to the public, this is an opportunity for everyone to meet representatives of the various associations – is there a new art-related networking organization for you?

 

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373 Tequesta Drive    Tequesta, FL 

(561) 746-3101

www.LighthouseArts.org

Museum Hours:

Monday through Friday 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.

Saturday 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.

 

 

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Artists’ Talks:

3rd Thursday, July 21

5:30 to 7:30 p.m.

Closing Reception & Season Preview:

2nd Thursday, August 11

5:30 to 7:30 p.m.

 

 

Cost to view exhibition: Members free; $5 nonmembers ages 13 and up; Saturday admission is free.

As part of the National Blue Star Museum initiative, admission is free through September 5, 2016 to active military and their families with valid military I.D.

Exhibition runs through August 11, 2016

 

 

 

This collaborative exhibition features over 100 talented artists from 16 art associations located in Palm Beach and Martin counties.

• Lighthouse Camera Club
• North County Art Association
• Palm Beach County Art Teachers Association
• Plein Air Palm Beach
• Port St. Lucie Art League
• South Florida Basket and Fiber Guild
• Wellington Art Society
• Women in the Visual Arts
• Art Associates of Martin County
• Artists in Florida
• Fabric and Florals by Choice
• Florida Artists Group
• Studio Art Quilt Association
• Jensen Beach Art League
• Lake Worth Art League
• Lighthouse ArtCenter Artists’ Guild

 

 

 

 

 

It’s a feast for the eyes as the best work by artists of sixteen art associations, from Miami to Vero Beach, is on display at the Lighthouse ArtCenter. The work was juried and judged, resulting in twenty-two awards presented at the 6th Annual Art of Association exhibition opening reception at the ArtCenter in Tequesta.

 

 

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Roehl Acosta, Best Of Show, ” Florida Wave”

Wellington Art Society with Janeen Mason and Nancy Politsch from LAC

 

Curator Janeen Mason, announced the winners to the capacity crowd that took place at the June 3rd Thursday event and Executive Director, Nancy Politsch presented the awards. Jane Davis Doggett, 2016 inductee into the Florida Artists Hall of Fame, Jennifer Elser, CEO of the Elliott Museum and Nancy Politsch, served as the judges.  

 

 

 

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First Place: Watercolor, by Carmen Lagos, “Natures Way of Weaving” (left), “Brisa y Mar #2” (middle), “Hidden Universe #4” (right)

 

 

 

 

Collaboration and cooperation are key to the Art of Association, which showcases 375 original works of art from 186 exhibiting artists. Participating art groups include Art Associates of Martin County, Artists in Florida, Fabric and Florals by Choice, Jensen Beach Art League, Lake Worth Art League, Lighthouse ArtCenter Artists’ Guild, Lighthouse Camera Club, North County Art Association, Palm Beach County Art Teacher’s Association, Plein Air Palm Beach, Port St. Lucie Art League, South Florida Basket & Fiber Guild, Studio Art Quilting Association Pod 7 and Pod 8, Wellington Art Society and Women in the Visual Arts.

 

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A reception guest inspecting 2nd place winner Laurie Snow Hein’s “The Hunters Paradise”

“This is an exhibition in which art lovers and collectors can see, as well as purchase, the best work by members of art associations in our region. There are outstanding pieces of art ranging from representational and abstract paintings to photography, ceramic sculptures and glass work to fiber art,” said Executive Director Nancy Politsch. “The openings, lectures and exhibition this summer also offer the participating artists an opportunity to network, share ideas and expand their horizons.”

 

 

 

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Reception guests under the acrylic painting titled “Going Home” by Gustavo Castillio

 

 

 

 

Winners include:

 


BEST OF SHOW: Roehl Acosta, Wellington Art Society, Title: Florida Wave


SCULPTURE, 3-D ANDJEWELRY
• 1st Place: Nancy Politsch, Lighthouse ArtCenter Artist Guild, Glass, Title: Silver Glow
• 2nd Place: Bill Jones, North County Art Associates, Turned wooden bowl with inlaid turquoise, Title: Southwest Trails
• 3rd Place: Carolyn Austin, North County Art Associates, Hand-Blown Glass, Title: Purple Haze
FIBER ART
• 1st Place: Barbara Watler, Studio Art Quilting Association Pod 7, Quilted Applique, Title: Vibrations
• 2nd Place: Cindy Bartosek, South Florida Basket and Fiber Guild, Eco Print on Silk, Title: Natural Impressions
• 3rd Place: Ellen Anderman, SAQA Pod 8, Quilted Applique, Title: Color My World
• Honorable Mention: Malle Whitaker, South Florida Basket and Fiber Guild, Reed and natural materials on stoneware base, Title: Rebirth
ABSTRACT, MIXED MEDIA, ENCAUSTIC
• 1st Place: Karen Angstadt, Jensen Beach Art League, Ink on Fiber, Title: Puppy Love
• 2nd Place: Lorrie Williamson, Florida Artists Group, Mixed Media, Title: Passion for Life
PAINTING, OIL AND ACRYLIC
• 1st Place: Tonya Witzel, Lighthouse ArtCenter Artist Guild, Oil on Canvas, Title: Portico Reflections
• 2nd Place: Laurie Snow Hein, Lighthouse ArtCenter Artist Guild, Acrylic on Canvas, Title: Hunter’s Paradise
• 3rd place: Kris Davis, Palm Beach County Art Teachers Association, Oil on Canvas, Title: Rhythm
• Honorable Mention: Susan Greeley, Women in the Visual Arts, Acrylic on Canvas, Title: Kingston Road Market
WATERCOLOR AND PASTEL
• 1st Place: Carmen Lagos, Lighthouse ArtCenter Artist Guild, Watercolor, Title: Nature’s Way of Weaving
• 2nd Place: Gustavo Castillio, Lighthouse ArtCenter Artist Guild, Watercolor, Title: Sweetwater for Sale
• 3rd Place: Lynn Morgan, Florida Artists Group, Pastel on Paper, Title: Heaven and Earth
• Honorable Mention: Kathryn Adele Schumacher, Lighthouse ArtCenter Artist Guild, Title: Elephant Walk
PHOTOGRAPHY AND DIGITAL
• 1st Place: Barry Schein, Artists in Florida, Photography, Title: Masai One
• 2nd Place: Don Lacy, Lighthouse Camera Club, Photography, Title: December Morning
• 3rd Place: Debbie Rubin, Women in the Visual Arts, Photography, Title: The Barbershop
• Hon Mention: Judy Norton, Lighthouse Camera Club, Photography, Title: Red Dragonfly

 

 

ABOUT LIGHTHOUSE ARTCENTER
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The Lighthouse ArtCenter, a member-supported nonprofit organization, provides visual and performing arts for the community through unique collections, engaging exhibitions and cultural programs, a dynamic School of Art and diverse outreach activities. The Lighthouse ArtCenter Museum is located at 373 Tequesta Drive and the School of Art is located at 395 Seabrook Road in Tequesta, Fla. For exhibition or Museum information please call (561) 746-3101 or visit www.LighthouseArts.org.

 

 

 

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Rickie Leiter, Publisher

The Rickie Report

P.O.Box 33423

Palm Beach Gardens, FL 33420

Rickie@therickiereport.com

561-537-0291

You Are Invited to a Weekend Full of Complimentary Art Glass Showcases!

You are invited to a weekend full of complimentary art glass showcases!  McMow Art Glass, the Benzaiten Center for Creative Arts, Bullseye Glass Company and  Jen-Ken Kilns are offering glass blowing demonstrations, a Special Gallery of Artists, FREE presentations and huge discounts on glass supplies.  The Rickie Report shares the details here.

 

 

 

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Art Comes To Life at Lake Worth Art Synergy Event

 

Art comes to life in flaming glory on Friday, January 23, 2015 at 7:00 PM as two of the most renowned glass artisans, Shelly Muzylowski and Rik Allen, 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 be also demonstrating his phenomenal skills along with glass artist, David Peterson.

Participants will also enjoy:

  • music, flowing champagne & wine along with artistic nibbles
  • a special gallery show with many of the city’s leading artists participating

Where: 1105 2nd Ave South, Lake Worth, FL 33460

When: 7pm – 10pm

 

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Join McMow Art Glass

Saturday, January 24th

for TWO FREE PRESENTATIONS!

 

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‘Back to Basics’
with Mike Glotfelty of Jen-Ken Kilns
10-11 am

Learn the basics of kiln operation from one of the best kiln manufacturers in the business. A wide variety of topics will be covered including shelf wash procedure, programming, kiln loading, and many more! This will be an interactive presentation fueled but your questions so please come prepared with questions and issues to troubleshoot.

 

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‘Special Effects in Fused Glass’
with Amy Ferber of Bullseye Glass Co.
1-3 pm

 

McMow Art Glass is proud and extremely excited to announce that Amy Ferber of Bullseye Glass Co. will be joining us all the way from Portland, Oregon! She will be doing a presentation about the Special Effects you can achieve with Bullseye’s extensive palette of reactive glass styles complete with a video & slideshow presentation, samples, and a quiz wrap it all up! Don’t miss out on this extra special learning opportunity.

 

 

INCREDIBLE DISCOUNTS WILL BE OFFERED ON RELATED CLASSES AND PRODUCTS DESCRIBED & USED IN BOTH PRESENTATIONS!

 

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

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

 

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 Announces Annual Contest for Hobbyists and Professionals

McMow Art Glass is a wonder-filled place every day.  The Rickie Report is excited that even more glass creations will soon be on display due to the upcoming “Glass as Art Competition”!   You can find the application in this post.  Remember that there are categories for professionals and hobbyists, so we expect you to step out of your comfort zone and apply to this exhibit!

 

 

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McMow Art Glass announces its annual Glass as Art Competition with a Call to Artists in both professional and non professional categories.  The Exhibit begins on April 26 6- 8 pm with a Public Reception.  The deadline for entries is March 15th.   The exhibit continues through May.

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2012 Glass as Art Competition Exhibit

 

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McMow Art Glass offers a complete schedule of art glass classes for all levels and interests. Our experienced teachers will instruct you in many exciting forms of art glass. 

All students receive 10% discount on all class supplies throughout the duration of class.

Don’t miss the fun! Join us for class in stained glass, fusing, mosaics, bead making and so much more!  See our class description for details or class registration to register online. You can also register by calling  561-585-9011 x100.

For more information about this contest or other services McMow Art Glass offers, please visit: www.mcmow.com

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