Gin Blische’s Creations Are NOT Stuffed Animals! Meet This Master Needle Felter And Her Menagerie On October 19th At Artisans On The Ave

Wool sculptor, Gin Blische has created quite the niche for herself here in Palm Beach County. Needle-felted sculpture is unique in South Florida, but she feels just fine being a big colorful fish in a small tropical pond.  Her commitment to her art is the reason she has an impressive collection of unique creations on display at Artisans On The Ave Gallery in Lake Worth, Florida. Her colorful menagerie of creatures will sometimes have you doing a double take! How did a raccoon get into the Gallery window!  Her sculptures of all things woolen have garnered the interest of collectors from here to Hollywood CA where she was commissioned by FOX TV Network to create two sculptures for a TV show set.  Meet Gin on Friday, October 19th at Artisans on the Ave for their “Fantasy & Fairy Tales” Opening Reception!   The Rickie Report shares the details and some sneak peeks!  

 

 

 

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Meet The Creations of Gin Blische

 

 

NEXT ART SHOW:

“Fantasy & Fairy Tales”

Featuring Gin Blische, Amelia Costa and Julie Naseef

Friday, October 19  

6 – 9 PM

Artisans On The Ave.  630 Lake Ave, Lake Worth Florida

 (free and open to the public, refreshments)

 

 

 

 

Gin Blische

 

 

 

A multitalented individual, Gin is also a member of INHOUSE, a South Florida based band she founded with her twin Sister. INHOUSE has performed with artists like Fleetwood Mac, Peter Frampton, Bonnie Raitt and Ziggy Marley among others. Recently, she is splitting her time between sculpting and preparing for the INHOUSE, 20th Anniversary Reunion Concert at the Norton Museum of Art’s, Art After Dark on February 22.

 

 

 

 

Display of Gin’s Creations at Artisans On The Ave Gallery

 

Working out of her home studio in Lake Clarke Shores, Florida, Gin surrounds herself with a palette of naturally dyed English sheep’s wool, llama wool and angora, just waiting to be turned into something fantastical!  Gin tells The Rickie Report, “I’m sure I am not alone when I say that expression can be the most important element of any sculpture or painting. When I use the term “expression,” I mean it quite literally, although people express themselves in their art no matter what their subject or medium.  I’m just not that deep with my creations. I create to create emotion, but that emotion comes from the expressions on the faces and posture of each of my sculptures.  Many people have said they see me in my work. My eyes, my expressions, no matter the creation”.

 

 

 

Another creation by Gin Blische

 

 

 

 

 

She goes on to say, “Making creations that look like Gin the bear, Gin the owl, Gin the bird. Before you start thinking of me as a narcissist, please don’t. It may happen inadvertently. I may be creating my twin sister, the woman dearest to my heart.  I’ve stared at my face my entire life without looking in the mirror. It’s no wonder my sculptures look a little like me.  When I look at them though, I see the eyes of my dog Ralph. He had the most sensitive eyes.  I loved to look into them while I pet his brow. He filled me with so much love. I try to recreate that emotion with every piece I create. Sometimes I almost get there. :)”

 

 

 

 

Gin Blische’s Pelican

 

 

 

Gin is the daughter of artist Herbert Weintraub, who is best known for his oil and acrylic cityscapes and nautical and rural American paintings. Perhaps this is why the idea of creating art as a career is not foreign to her. She spent many hours admiring her Dad, hard at work at his easel. Her youth was spent going to art shows in Greenwich Village and Central Park. She studied Fashion Design and Illustration at the Fashion Institute of Technology in New York before embarking on a career in Fashion throughout the 1980’s. Her illustrations won over Liz Claiborne before her studies ended at the reputable school.

Gin Blische’s Bongo Bear
Gin tells The Rickie Report, “Commissions have always been challenging considering I am not a portrait artist. Most of the commission work I do, has an element of fantasy to it… almost a caricature of the subject. That style has never steered me wrong. It is my style. Truth is, there is nothing more special than a  creation of someone or something you love. As far as gifts go, it is extremely thoughtful. Which brings me to my next point. If you are looking for something original to give as a gift this holiday, walk into a local gallery. If you don’t see anything you love but you do see a style you like, commission something. Make sure you do it soon…holiday seasons get very busy for most artists”.

 

 

Holiday Pet Portrait Commissions by Gin Blische

 

Pet Portraits:  With the Holiday season around the corner, the perfect gift for someone you love may be a felted one. These collectibles are a unique addition to any home and can include anything from a 3D portrait of your pet’s face in a frame or a small full body portrait.  This is the perfect gift idea for that person who adores their pet(s).  We suggest you get your order in early for Holiday gifts. 

 

 

 

 

Classes Offered:  Gin offers classes to groups of 5 or more ages 10 and up which includes supplies. Contact Gin to book a date for your party. Day or Evening classes available. This is a great idea for Birthday, Retirement, Holiday or just plain Crafter Parties. Gin will travel and teach in your home for an extra fee.

 

 

 

Crafting is a great tool for building confidence, forming friendships, and developing focus.

 

 

 

 

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Contact: gin@blische.net
561-543-3458

 

 

 

 

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“Created By The Hands Of Man” Group Exhibition Opens June 17th At Artisans On The Ave

Artisans On The Ave presents, “Created By The Hands Of Man”, a group exhibit celebrating the artistry of its male artists, who, with determination, share the vision of their talented hands. The Rickie Report shares the details and some sneak peeks of creations by Robert Ben Kline, Howard Fleischer, Carl Schneider, Robert Hunter, Herbert Weintraub and EJ Morales.  What a great opportunity to shop for one-of-a-kind gifts for Father’s Day, Graduations and Wedding Gifts! Stop by this Free Reception and meet the artists!

 

 

 

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Artisans On The Ave
630 Lake Avenue    Lake Worth, Florida 33460
561-582-3300

 

You Are Invited To:

“Created by The Hands of Man”

Opening Reception:

Friday, June 17, 2016

6:00 – 9:00 PM

Meet The Artists!

This is a free event, refreshments will be served

Gallery Hours:

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

 

 

Artisans On The Ave
630 Lake Avenue     Lake Worth, Florida 33460
561-582-3300

 

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Hand carved Pens and Corkscrew by Howard Fleischer

 

These male artists create with the determined focus of their vision and the strength of their talented hands. A potter uses a gentle touch to form his clay and molds it into a perfectly formed vase or bowl. The piece is finished after he decides on a glazing color from a vast spectrum of choices and then goes in the kiln to be fired.

 

 

 

 

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Original Fine Art by  Herbert Weintraub

 

 

The painter is inspired by his surroundings and dreams that dance in his head in an abstract manner. He then gently or boldly holds his brush and applies the strokes to his choice of canvas, paper or other mediums. The photographer holds the camera with his hands and sees the images through his eyes and then transfers them onto a selected background.  The poet and writer grips the pen as the words flow to the paper, grabbing the reader’s attention and taking them to a distant place as their eyes read his thoughts. The pen was made by the artist’s creative hands.

 

 

 

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Photography by EJ Morales

 

The artist who makes one of a kind wearable art such as jewelry or fiber pieces  uses his hands with precision to make his art, sometimes applying jewels and gems. The powerful touch of the artist can turn steel into sculpture with the torch and fire used to sculpt raw beams into works of art. His strong hands work as he welds together heavy pieces that can also transform found objects into functional art, such as mirrors and lamps.

 

 

 

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Hand carved bowl by Carl Schneider

 

The woodworker carves works of beauty from the bare pieces of a tree limbs or trunk that was be found in the woods or given to him by friends. His hands touch the sometimes exotic patterns and grains and he foresees the object it will become. His hands grip the tools to make intricate designs. The hands of the wood-turner work combine with the wood on a lathe and the raw wood transforms into an object of beauty. The scars and lines on the artist’s hands reveal the true passion and struggles which allow each of us to enjoy and be thankful for his artistry.

 

 

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Artisans On The Ave Gallery 

Proudly Exhibits the Creations of these talented artists:

 

 

HOWARD FLEISCHER

 

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Hand carved wood pens, bottle cap removers, cork screws, letter openers

 

Howard Fleischer is passionate about his art which involves working with beautiful pieces of wood. Each piece has one of a kind grains that are visible on its surfaces. He enjoys making one of a kind exotic crafting pens, letter openers, wine stoppers and corkscrews. Each one is original and handmade. These functional pieces are sure to make great gifts to that special someone or yourself!

 

 

CARL SCHNEIDER

 

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“Peacock” Wood turned Vessel by Carl Schneider

 

Teacher of wood turning and award winning artist, Carl Schneider began woodturning in 1997. Carl is gratified by creating many types of pieces, enhancing the natural character of wood and experimenting with texturing, carving and coloring. He loves collaborating with Mother Nature to create useful and beautiful objects from wood. As someone said these objects combine the “art of nature and the nature of the artist”. Carl shares, “After trees are cut down for various reasons I extend their lives by creating useful and beautiful objects that people will enjoy forever”.

 

ROBERT HUNTER

 

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Exotic Hand made Wood cutting boards by Robert Hunter

 

 

 

As a young boy, Robert started woodworking. It was under  his father’s guidance this that he learned the disciplines of this fine craft… Not to rush the work and work with the wood. Let the wood tell you what you have to do,” Robert of  Blu Paw Woodworking, tells us.  “I still use the lessons I learned long ago and today rely heavily on grains and colors in my work. Whether it be a cutting board or a coffee table, these grains and colors are my focus. I am fascinated with what causes the different patterns to occur in the woods; from wind or rain; too much or too little sun or tiny insects that boar the holes that cause the streaks in Ambrosia Maple. With the exotic woods I work with, each piece is always one of a kind. I will always be surprised by what I find under the bark of a tree and how it will lend itself to the beauty of that creation”.

 

 

HERBERT WEINTRAUB

 

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Rural winter scene by Herbert Weintraub

 

 

 

Herbert Weintraub has built a reputation for being one of the top-rated artists in his field. His work represents New York City as it was in the middle part of the 20th century, as well as rural landscapes and seascapes of some of our country’s most beautiful surroundings. Through his use of oil and acrylics, Herbert prides himself in creating collectible original paintings. Each work draws from a rich history of his personal experiences and tours throughout the United States. Herbert Weintraub studied at the School of Visual Arts in New York City. He holds numerous art awards. His work adorns the walls of many large well known corporate office buildings throughout the nation. His work is collected by many which include sports journalists, Hollywood actors and actresses, rock stars and politicians, among others.

 

EJ  MORALES

 

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Undersea Memorabilia, Photography by EJ Morales

 

To EJ Morales, the camera is a unique window to the world he sees; a filter, if you will…. Its magic enables him to share his vision with others. Often literal, his photography carries an abstract flavor seeking to convey emotional meaning. EJ has  been taking photographs from a very early age. His work has evolved and ranges from merely documenting the literal to more sublime pursuits. He covers subjects from wildlife both above and below the water as well as land/cityscapes, all the while endeavoring to imprint the images with his own unique artistic flavor.

 

 

ROBERT BEN KLINE

 

 

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Exotic Dog Sculpture by Robert ben Kline

 

Robert has worked in clay for nearly 20 years. His work is comical, humorous, and perhaps a tad absurd. An exotic dancing dog in a “gentleman’s club” for dogs, no less! A Harley-Davidson unicycle! A giant apple with an equally giant worm, having a rather human face! He mixes a variety of techniques, from wheel thrown to hand building to sculpture. He is forever exploring new subject matter, so that his first pieces in a subject may be straight forward… and as it evolves, his artistic voice comes through. Something will look off kilter; that strange pose… The person is part of a bicycle…Something is different… Something seems slightly odd… After all, this is art, not a mere replication of life!

 

 

 

When you visit the 3 showrooms within our gallery you will be amazed at the selection of exquisite art handcrafted by 40 local artists.

Visit Artisans On The Ave for Opening Night, enjoy an evening of fun and meet the artists!!!

 

For more information please contact:

Artisans On The Ave Gallery
Owners
Betty Wilson
Linda Manganaro

561-762-8162
561-582-3300

www.ArtisansOnTheave.com

 

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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