Irene Jalowayski And Rickie Leiter Are Featured Artists At Special Holiday Boutique At Craft Gallery In West Palm Beach On Sunday, December 15

A special Glass, Jewelry and Wearable Art Holiday Sale will be held on Sunday, December 15 at The Craft Gallery in West Palm Beach, Fl.  It is worth the trip to The Craft Gallery to meet inspired artisans, Irene Jalowayski and Rickie Leiter and see their incredible works of art, which make perfect holiday gifts. Light refreshments will be served and plenty of free parking is available. The Rickie Report shares the details and some sneak peeks. The gallery is located at 5911 S. Dixie Highway in West Palm Beach, just north of Forest Hill Boulevard, next to the iconic Carvel Ice Cream.  There is extra parking on the side street, Churchill Road.

 

 

 

 

 

 

The Craft Gallery

5911 South Dixie Hwy.    West Palm Beach, FL 33405

 561 762 8162

 

P  R  E  S  E  N  T  S:

 

Glass, Jewelry and Wearable Art Sale

 

 Irene Jalowayski  &  Rickie Leiter

 

 Sunday, December 15  

11 am – 4 pm  

 

 

Free admission and Free Parking

 

 

5911 South Dixie Hwy.    West Palm Beach, FL 33405

Located at 5911 S. Dixie Highway in West Palm Beach, just north of Forest Hill Boulevard, next to the iconic Carvel Ice Cream.  

There is extra parking on the side street, Churchill Road.

 

 

 

So that bracelet you are wearing can trace its origins to some Neanderthal roaming the forest. Sounds crazy, doesn’t it? It makes sense when you realize the origination of jewelry spans many thousands of years. Jewelry is one of the oldest archeological artifacts – shell beads from the Neanderthal area around 115,000 years ago were some of the earliest discoveries. Throughout history, jewelry has been a universal form of adornment – to show status or rank, as a recognition of affiliation (religious, political) and as a symbol of personal meaning (love, mourning, luck). Thanks to the ingenuity of the Greeks adding gemstones to gold in 1600 BC, jewelry has evolved into a stunning form of art. Fast forward to today, and there is an endless variety of jewelry adorning our bodies, our fashion, our homes. Two local artisans who have embraced this art form are being featured in the upcoming event,Glass, Jewelry and Wearable Art at The Craft Gallery in West Palm Beach.

 

 

 

 

Rickie Leiter,publisher of – you guessed it – The Rickie Report, will be showcasing some of her beautiful jewelry at this event. Most of her pieces incorporate a variety of gemstones, many with a central, unusual focal piece to complement the stones. Her one-of-a-kind pieces have been sold in museum shops, local galleries and wearable art boutiques. It’s no surprise that Rickie landed squarely in the middle of South Florida’s local art scene. Raised in a decidedly creative household with an affinity for community activism and an appreciation of nature, she has explored many avenues during her artistic journey. From art consultant and board member of an international organization to special needs advocate and online publisher, Rickie’s creativity shines in her art.

 

Irene Jalowayski, an accomplished glass artist in Palm Beach County, will thrill you with her exquisite jewelry using glass and metals. Working in fused glass, cast glass and mixed media, Irene has an incredible eye for color and style. Her use of dichroic glass adds even more color explosion to her pieces. In addition to her unique jewelry designs, you’ll see her creative style emerge in her glass pieces – sculptures, vases, platters, Judaica, candlesticks and so much more. Always an art lover and collector, Irene started “playing” in fused glass 15 years ago, studying with master glass artists in the area. What started as a hobby has evolved into a passion, and it shows! The winner of numerous awards, her work has been seen in galleries, art shows and exhibitions around South Florida.

 

 

 

 

For more information:

Call 561-762-8162

or email potteryme@aol.com

 

The Craft Gallery

5911 S. Dixie Highway    West Palm Beach, FL 33405

561-762-8162     TheCraftGallery.net

 

The Craft Gallery is available for studio space rental and parties. Parties, you ask? Consider having a unique holiday party at the gallery. Invite a small group for an evening of art and socializing (think Paint Your Own Pottery or Couples Night Out) or the gallery can create an art class customized to your schedule. They can even tailor parties just for kids.

 

 

So, get yourself in gear for the holiday season and swing by the charming little gallery tucked next to the iconic Carvel Ice Cream in West Palm Beach. The Craft Gallery is located behind Hair Harbor on Dixie Highway, just north of Forest Hill Boulevard at 5911 S. Dixie Highway. Gallery hours are Tuesday through Saturday, 10 am to 2 pm. Afternoons, evenings and weekends are by appointment only. Stay informed about their classes, sales and events by liking them on Facebook or check out their website –TheCraftGallery.net.

 

 

The studio is located behind Hair Harbor on Dixie Highway, just north of Forest Hill Boulevard. Be sure to check The Craft Gallery website and Facebook page – TheCraftGallery.netfor information about the latest classes and events. Pop on by the gallery to see this artist in action and all the lovely creativity that surrounds her.

 

 

 

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

Glass Artist, Irene Jalowayski, Is Featured At Artisans On The Ave On May 9, Just In Time For Mother’s Day And Graduation Gifts

Have you wondered how award-winning glass artist, Irene Jalowayski creates her jewelry, menorahs, and decorative art pieces?  Stop by Artisans On The Ave in downtown Lake Worth Beach on Thursday, May 9 to see her demonstrate some of her techniques!  See how cast glass is created, and what tools Irene uses. The public is invited to this free event, a chance to meet the artist, and opportunity to shop for what will become your favorite pieces of wearable art.  The Rickie Report shares the details and some sneak peeks of Irene’s newest artworks.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

ARTISANS   ON   THE   AVE

  PRESENTS:

 

I R E N E     J A L O W A Y S K I

 

 

Free  Cast Glass Demonstration

 

Thursday, May 9 

6:00  – 9:00  PM

Free Reception with refreshments

 

 

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

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

 

 

One of a Kind Necklace by Irene Jalowayski 

Irene’s jewelry pieces are distinctive.

Her wearable art pieces include one-of-a-kind necklaces, earrings, and cuff bracelets.  

Each object is truly unique, not only due to the glass work, but because she understands the wearer’s need to own a singular adornment.

 

 

 

“Fly Away” by Irene Jalowayski

 

“Fly Away” is cast glass on metal.  The metallic background is a tree of life. 

The three large cast glass feathers are surrounded by cast glass hummingbirds, glass leaves and flowers.

 

 

Irene’s increasingly detailed process as a glass artist shows the degree to which she has pushed herself to stretch boundaries, and in glass work, that is challenging!  “Fly Away” was featured at Continuum/Art Palm Beach 2019 and at the Cornell Museum at the Women in The Visual Arts exhibit “Celebrating 30 Artful Years”, where it won an honorable mention.  (That show was extremely competitive and accepted only 20 pieces).  Irene tells The Rickie Report, “To me it represents the beauty and freedom of nature and the desire to escape the humdrum of city life once in a while”.

 

One of a Kind Seder plate by Irene Jalowayski

 

 

 

 The viewer can feel the excitement of Irene’s creative process. Her personal glass collection in includes creations from the United States, Italy, and Sweden. Her inspiration comes from nature and her own imagination, as you will see with “Fly Away”.  The process of casting glass is complicated and more difficult than that of fused glass.  First, Irene makes a clay sculpture. Over the weeks that it takes to dry, she will continue to incise, brush, and assure that the mold is exact.  Then she casts the mold in plaster.  Once the plaster is dry, the mold is filled with glass and fired to 450 degrees for 38 hours.  Once cooled, the mold is broken away from the glass, resulting in a solid piece of glass which will never be reproduced!

 

One of a kind Fused glass earrings, necklaces, and bracelets by Irene Jalowayski

 

Irene’s fused art glass pieces are filled with colorful dichroic glass mixed in bright, beautiful backgrounds. The viewer can feel the excitement of the creative process!  Her abstract sculptures will enhance any decor.  Irene’s functional art pieces include cast glass jewelry boxes, bowls, vases, plates of varying sizes, and small accent tables. Her Judaica array includes mezzuzahs, candle sticks, menorahs, matzah plates, and she offers to create a unique bowl using the shards of the glass which is broken during the wedding ceremony!

 

Confetti glass vase by Irene Jalowayski

 

 

It’s only been 6 short years since Irene was featured as an emerging artist at ArtiGras. She studied with Sidney Escowitz and has taken classes with McMow Art Glass and Art Glass Environments, before becoming a teacher herself!  She never loses sight of the creative excitement when she open a kiln.  She shares that enthusiasm with her students.

 

 

 

 

 

 

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

 

 

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

 

 

 

 

 

Irene Jalowayski’s “Fly Away” Is Featured At Continuum Art Palm Beach 2019 And Upcoming Classes

Irene Jalowayski‘s hand made glass creations have truly taken flight, as her newest cast glass wall art, “Fly Away” will be one of the featured artworks at Continuum / Art Palm Beach 2019.  Irene’s increasingly detailed process as a glass artist shows the degree to which she has pushed herself to stretch boundaries, and in glass work, that is challenging!  The viewer can feel the excitement of her creative process.  In addition to Continuum, Irene sells her work at Artisans On The Ave in Lake Worth. She teaches at McMow Art Glass and at The Craft Gallery.  The Rickie Report brings you her most recent creations and urges everyone to stop by to see them in person or sign up for a class

 

 

 

 

 

“Fly Away” Cast Glass by Irene Jalowayski

 

 

 

 

 

 

FLY   AWAY

WITH

I R E N E     J A L O W A Y S K I

 

 

AT

CONTINUUM WPB ArtsEvent

January 10-19, 2019

 

426-428 Clematis Street      West Palm Beach, FL 33401 

 

The mission is to collaborate different artistic disciplines while enhancing the community. This event will be located Downtown West Palm Beach produced by ATB Fine Artists & Designers LLC in Partnership with the No More Starving Artists Foundation.

 

MEET IRENE:  

 

Thursday, January 10, 2019  7:30 – 10:00 pm    

V.I.P. Black Tie Fundraiser Gala Benefits  No More Starving Artists Foundation

 

Friday, January 11, 2019  6 -10:00 pm

           Artists Awards Ceremony and Artist Talks

ENJOY CONTINUUM 2019:

 

 

Saturday, January 12, 2019 12:00pm-9:00pm      Young Masters of CONTINUUM Day

Sunday, January 13, 2019   11:30am-2:00pm       Meet the Curators and Brunch & Lecture

Tuesday, January 15, 2019  12:00pm-2:00pm      Artists Lunch & Lecture

Thursday, January 17,2019  7:00pm-10:00pm      Quarter Auction Fundraiser

Friday, January 18, 2019  7:00pm-10:00pm          Live Music and Entertainment

Saturday, January 19, 2019 5:00pm-10:00pm       Melange presents the Body Painting                                                                             Competition & Runway Show

 

For more information about Continuum 2019:  http://nmsaf.org

 

 

 

Lace Glass Vase by Irene Jalowayski

 

 

 

 

Florida native, Irene Jalowayski works primarily in fused glass, cast glass, and mixed media. Her most recent cast glass creation, “Fly Away” will be one of the featured one-of-a-kind art pieces at Continuum 2019, during Art Palm Beach2019.  Her fused art glass pieces are filled with colorful dichroic glass mixed in bright, beautiful backgrounds. The viewer can feel the excitement of the creative process!

 

 

 

Rainbow Menorah by Irene Jalowayski

 

 

 

Irene’s abstract sculptures will enhance any decor.  Irene’s functional art pieces include cast glass jewelry boxes, bowls, vases, plates of varying sizes, and small accent tables. Her Judaica array includes mezzuzahs, candle sticks, menorahs, matzah plates, and she offers to create a unique bowl using the shards of the glass which is broken during the wedding ceremony!

 

 

 

Fused glass birds wall hanging by Irene Jalowayski

 

 

In 2013, Irene was featured as an emerging artist at ArtiGras. She studied with Sidney Escowitz and has taken classes with McMow Art Glass and Art Glass Environments, before becoming a teacher herself!  She never loses sight of the creative excitement when she open a kiln.  She shares that enthusiasm with her students.

 

 

 

 

Brass blue bracelet by Irene Jalowayski 

 

 

 

Irene’s jewelry pieces are distinctive. Her wearable art pieces include one-of-a-kind necklaces, earrings, and cuff bracelets.  Each object is truly unique, not only due to the glass work, but because she understands the wearer’s need to own a singular adornment.

 

 

Commissioned glass bowl with blue glass shards from wedding ceremony, by Irene Jalowayski

 

 

 

 

Her personal glass collection in includes creations from the United States, Italy, and Sweden. Irene’s inspiration comes from nature and her own imagination, as you will see with “Fly Away”.  The process of casting glass is complicated and more difficult than that of fused glass.  First, Irene makes a clay sculpture. Over the weeks that it takes to dry, she will continue to incise, brush, and assure that the mold is exact.  Then she casts the mold in plaster.  Once the plaster is dry, the mold is filled with glass and fired to 450 degrees for 38 hours.  Once cooled, the mold is broken away from the glass, resulting in a solid piece of glass which will never be reproduced!

 

 

 

UPCOMING  CLASSES:

Introduction to Fusing

 Thursday, February 21st    10  am to Noon

All supplies and firing included.  $70 a person.  Limit of 10.

You Have Been Introduced to Glass Fusing:  Now What?

Thursday, March 14    10 am to Noon    $70 a person.  

All glass and supplies included as well as firing.

These classes take place at The Craft Gallery

5911 Dixie Highway   W.Palm Beach, FL 33405

To see more of Irene’s glass art pieces, wearable art, schedule of exhibits:http://www.palmbeachsmashingglass.com

For more information call Irene at 561.792.8788 or email to ijaloway@yahoo.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

 

Don’t Miss Spring Show of Southern Handicraft Society, Boca Chapter!

Southern Handicraft Society, Boca Raton Chapter invites everyone to their 2014 Annual Spring Show.  For anyone who missed their Holiday Show in December, this is your opportunity to see what these talented artists can offer!  The Rickie Report suggests you think about Easter baskets, birthday gifts and hostess gifts – always good to have on hand!  There is no admission charge. We share the details in this article and include information about how to get involved with this wonderful, creative group!

Boca Chapter of Southern Handicraft Society

2014  Spring Show

Friday, March 7th, 5:00 to 9:00 PM

Saturday, March 8th,  9:00 AM to 2:00 PM

COUNT DE HOERNLE TRAIN PAVILION (TRAIN DEPOT)

747 S. Dixie Highway, Boca Raton, FL. 33432

FREE ADMISSION

Fresh baked goods

Delicious Fresh baked goods by Judy

All items are made in the USA

In memory of Angela who brought the story of the Christmas Spider to SHS, we made over 80 beaded spiders for our shows.  They will be available at the show.

 

Christmas Spiders

Hand Beaded  “Christmas Spiders” are Welcome Year Round

Each artist staffs their table and are happy to talk to visitors.

Easter Goodies!

Easter Goodies!

Friendly members and their crafts, jewelry, glass decorations, decorations for the holiday home will also be available at the show.

Friendly Faces of the Creatives at SHS Boca Chapter

Friendly Faces of the Creatives at SHS Boca Chapter

Gifts for everyone!

Pretty aprons, dolls… whatever the imaginations of our members can dream up and make, we do!

Pretty Aprons, Dolls, Handmade Jewelry, and so much more!

Pretty Aprons, Dolls, Handmade Jewelry, and so much more!

The Boca Chapter of Southern Handicraft Society meetings are held on the first Monday of the month (except December and holidays when the park is closed) at  7:00 PM in a meeting room at Patch Reef Park.  The facility is located  at  2000 West Yamato Road (1/4 mile West of Military Trail) in Boca Raton, FL 33431.  Guest (all are welcome) to the meetings.   For more information call Karen Johnson, 561.736.6972

 

 

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

Sun Metal Jewelry Brings Lightweight Earrings to Everyone

 The Rickie Report has found a jewelry manufacturer who makes lightweight metal earrings which are not only fashionable but fun to wear.  Diana and Ted Damiano of Sun Metal Jewelry  make it hard to choose a pair with such a vast inventory. Each piece is hand made by this husband and wife team.  They will be at Wellington Art Society’s Annual ArtFest Fine Art and Fine Craft Show January 5th and 6th. 

Diana and Ted Damiano design and handcraft fun, lightweight and beautiful metal earrings and pendants.  She tells us, “We scour vintage shops, catalogs, and bead shows for metal pieces we can use in our designs.” Speaking with Diana is truly inspiring.   Her sunny disposition must be the reason for the name of their business!  

 

 

Their inventory is vast!  Diana  tells us, “Because we are always finding new metals, we are constantly dreaming up new styles!”

She goes on to share, “The ear wires are surgical steel but by using plated metals, we can sell the earrings at a reasonable price. This way other earring lovers can afford to join us in our personal mission to have 365 different designs – one for every day of the year!”  We want to join in her mission, too!!

What if you don’t see anything you like?  Ted and Diana bring all their metal pieces to each show they attend – so earrings and pendants can be customized for each client.  “When a client invents a new style, we name it after them on our website!”, she says.

 

Earrings and Pendant Set

 

Far from keeping this couple home bound while producing, Diana states, “We participate in Arts and Crafts shows over 40 weekends per year!  Our permanent home is in Palm Bay, Florida so we attend shows all over Florida during the winter and then travel out west (Washington, Oregon, California and Colorado) during the summer.”

Pendant

Ted and Diana will be at the Wellington Art Society’s juried ArtFest on the Green in Wellington  January 5 & 6  and at the Royal Palm Art & Music Festival March 9 & 10.   Contact Sun Metal Jewelry by email: sunmetaljewelry@gmail.com , www.facebook.com/SunMetalJewelry, or www.SunMetalJewelry.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