Delray Art League Welcomes Everyone to Share in Their 50th Celebration

Over the next few days, the Delray Art League (DAL) will be celebrating 50 YEARS of outstanding art and art education in style! DAL is inviting art lovers and art patrons to see the Plein Air Art Contest, extending an invitation for NEW MEMBERS to join,  and sharing the list of AUCTION ITEMS that will be sold at their  CELEBRATION of ART Banquet on February 27th!  In addition, everyone is invited to their NEXT MEETING on Monday, March 9th. Impressionist and Abstractionist Oil Painter, James P. Kerr will be presenting a demonstration.  The Rickie Report is pleased to share the details here.

 

Delray  Art  League

 

Invites You

 

Monthly Meeting

 

Monday March 9th

6:00 to jury into the DAL

6-7:00 50th Video Screening

7:00-9:00 Demonstration by James P. Kerr 

“Combining Impressionism and Abstract Expressionism in Paintings”

Delray City Hall    

100 NW First Avenue    Delray Beach, FL

 

 

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UPCOMING EVENTS SCHEDULE:

Plein Air Art Festival

Thurs. Feb 26, 2015

8:00 a.m.- 7:00 p.m.

Judging, Exhibition & sale 4 – 7 p.m.

In the courtyard of the Delray Center for the Arts at Old School Square

51 N. Swinton Avenue Delray Beach, FL (corner of Atlantic and Swinton)

Live music by the Florida Youth Orchestra

 

 

Artists in the Park – 3 Day Art Festival

Friday, Feb 27, 2015 – Sunday, March 1, 2015

9 a.m.-4:30 p.m.

On the grounds of the Delray Center for the Arts

51 N. Swinton Avenue Delray Beach, FL (corner of Atlantic and Swinton)

Music & Street performers

 

Artist Within

Saturday and Sunday, Feb 28, 2015 and March 1, 2015

10 a.m.-4:00 p.m

51 N. Swinton Avenue Delray Beach, FL (corner of Atlantic and Swinton)

Various age groups of children will create drawings on large paper pads
Creations will be on display & each young artist will be able to take their masterpiece home

No registration, just show up

 

 

Youth Art programs and High School Art Contest

Sunday, March 1, 2015 10 a.m.

51 N. Swinton Avenue Delray Beach, FL (corner of Atlantic and Swinton)

Art Festival and Portraiture Artists
Southern Dance, Magic Cards, Music by Steve Martel

 

 

Celebration Banquet

 

Public Invitation to Artists, Galleries, former DAL Members and Supporters of the Arts to attend the DAL Celebration of Art Banquet, Friday, Feb. 27th, 2015

 

Friday February 27th, 2015

6:30 PM to 10:30 PM

Delray Beach Center for the Arts Gymnasium

51 N. Swinton Avenue Delray Beach, FL (corner of Atlantic and Swinton)

Cost: $40.00 per person

The Delray Art League cordially invites all local Artists, Galleries, Community Members, Patrons and other Supporters to join us at our Celebration of 50 Years of Art Banquet. Keynote speaker will be Joe Gillie, President & CEO of the Delray Beach Center for the Arts.  Includes dinner, dancing, fine art silent auction, gift basket raffle. Proceeds go to benefit the DAL Scholarship Program.  For more information and/or tickets contact: Manny Jomok manny@mannyjomok.com or call 732-208-3842

 

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New Member’s Artwork

To become a Delray Art League exhibiting member, you must submit three pieces of your original artwork at one of our monthly general meetings. Artwork should be presented to the Jurying Committee between 6:15 and 6:30 p.m. before the start of the General Meeting at 7:00 p.m. Please bring a check or cash. You will be notified by mail of your acceptance. If not accepted, your check will be returned.

CATEGORIES FOR MEMBERSHIP:
 Exhibiting Member $40.00
 Family members (exhibiting} $50.00
 Friend membership (non-exhibiting) $20.00

Accepted Artwork:
2 D ART – watercolor, oil, acrylic, collage, etc.
SCULPTURE – stone, wood, metal, etc.
PHOTOGRAPHY – At this time the photography category is filled
Not Accepted: (except if grandfathered in): computer generated art, crafts, glass, pottery, fiber art, jewelry, bead-stringing, poured molds, flowers, shell craft, etc. Categories not listed will be decided at the discretion of the Jurying Committee, with final determination by the Board of Directors.

Art should be signed by the artist and ready for hanging. Art done on paper should be matted and framed with Plexiglas (no glass). Canvas must be framed or gallery wrapped (no staples showing) with sides painted.

For more information: www.delrayartleague.com

 

 

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To see an archive of Delray Art League Newsletters, please visit our website.

 

For more information please visit:

http://delrayartleague.com

https://www.facebook.com/Delrayartleague

 

 

 

 

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Rickie@therickiereport.com

561-537-0291

Lighthouse ArtCenter Features” The Sacred Art of Sand Mandala” by the Tibetan Monks of Drepung Gomang Monastery

The Lighthouse ArtCenter is bringing The Sacred Art of Sand Mandalas by The Tibetan Monks of Drepung Gomang Monastery to Southeast Florida.  The Rickie Report shares the history, meaning and significance of mandalas in this article.  The public will have many opportunities to share in this experience.  Here are the details and some photos.  We urge you to make the time to attend some or all of these events.  Bring children!  What a wonderful way to share in this rich experience.

 

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The Tibetan Monks

of

Drepung Gomang Monastery

 

February 9 – 15th

373 Tequesta Drive    Tequesta, FL  33469

561.746.3101

 

Sacred Arts Tour

Sacred Arts Tour

 

The monks of Drepung Gomang are sharing the compassion and wisdom of Tibetan Buddhism, to demonstrate the artistic accomplishments of the people of Tibet, and to generate funds to insure the survival of the Tibetan culture. Drepung Gomang Monastery uses all donations and proceeds from the sale of Tibetan crafts and jewelry to house, feed, and educate everyone wishing to study at this monastic center of higher learning, including orphans and refugees fleeing Chinese-occupied Tibet. The monastery is working to establish a Food Foundation Fund, which will help the monastery provide a continuous food supply to the student monks in years to come. Please remember and embrace that they are refugees from Tibet. After this year-long tour, they cannot return to their own country…they have a monastery in India that they will return to.

 

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 Stop by, Participate and Experience

 

Colored Sands

Colored Sands

 

The monks will be at the Museum working on the compassion sand mandala, Tuesday through Sunday, arriving at about 9:45 a.m. every day.  They will begin chanting at 10, and work on the mandala until 3:30, when they chant again. The public is invited to join them during their chanting time.

 

Monday February 9:  Opening Ceremony is from 7 to 9 p.m.

 

At the Opening Ceremony, the monks will chant powerful prayers for peace, prosperity, and healing in traditional overtones—the chant master intoning a full chord of three notes. Their chants will be accompanied by delicate hand gestures, cymbals, drums, horns, and flutes.

 

Tuesday February 10:  Culinary Evening is from 5:30-9 pm.  

Wednesday:  SOLD OUT Culinary Evening 

Thursday February 12: The monks will be going to Port Salerno to bless the Fish House in the evening

Saturday February 14: Family Sand Painting Workshop is from 1 to 2:30 p.m. in the Museum

Sunday February 15:   Closing Ceremony begins at 2:00 p.m.  at the Museum.

At the Dissolution Ceremony, the mandala will be deconstructed and the sands will be dispersed in the Indian River after a short journey by car to the Jupiter Lighthouse. Mandalas are destroyed at the end of the ritual as a symbol of the impermanence of all phenomena, and to spread the healing energy of the Mandala to all of creation.

At about 3:30, the monks will have a formal procession out to their van, and we will all gather with them at the Jupiter Inlet Lighthouse at the Coast Guard Beach as the monks bless the waterway.

Drawing The Lines

Drawing The Lines

 

 

What is a Mandala? 

The Mandala, Tibetan sand painting, is an ancient art form of Tibetan Buddhism. The mandala is a Sanskrit word meaning cosmogram or “world in harmony.” Mandalas are drawings in three-dimensional forms of sand. In Tibetan, this art is called dul-tson-kyilkhor which means “mandala of colored powders.”

 

Sand painting is an ancient Tibetan art form. The sand mandala is carefully constructed from dyed sand particles to represent the particular esoteric, textual traditions of Buddhism. It is a transient art form, thought to have originated in India and been transferred in the middle ages to Tibet. The sand mandala is constructed as vehicle to generate compassion, realize the impermanence of reality, and a social/cosmic healing of the environment.

 

 

Chanting and Preparation

Chanting and Preparation

 

In Tibetan Buddhism, a mandala is an imaginary palace that is contemplated during meditation. Each object in the palace has significance, representing some aspect of wisdom or reminding the meditator of some guiding principle. Various scriptural texts dictate the shapes, forms, and colors of the mandala. There are many different mandalas, each with different lessons to teach and blessings to confer. Most mandalas contain a host of deities, symbolic archetypes of the landscape of the mind.

 

Among the Tibetan arts, painting with colored sand ranks as one of the most unique and exquisite. Millions of grains of colored sand are painstakingly laid into place on a flat platform over a period of several days, forming an intricate diagram of the enlightened mind and the ideal world.  In ancient times, powdered precious and semi-precious gems were also used. When finished, to symbolize the impermanence of all that exists, the colored sands are swept up and poured into a nearby river or stream where the waters carry the healing energies throughout the world.

Using the colored sands

Using the colored sands

 

More About Mandalas

 

In general, all mandalas have outer, inner, and secret meaning. On the outer level they represent the world in its divine form; on the inner level, they represent a map by which the ordinary human mind is transformed into the enlightened mind; and on the secret level, they predict the primordially perfect balance of the subtle energies of the body and the clear light dimension of the mind. The creation of a sand painting is said to affect purification and healing on these three levels.

 

 

Creating the mandala

Creating the mandala

 

Every tantric system has its own mandala, and thus each one symbolizes an existential and spiritual approach. For example, that of Lord Avalokiteshvara symbolizes compassion as a central focus of the spiritual experience; that of Lord Manjushri takes wisdom as the central focus; and that of Vajrapani emphasizes the need for courage and strength in the quest for sacred knowledge. Medicine Buddha mandalas are created to generate powers of healing.

 

The creation of a sand mandala begins with an opening ceremony. Monks consecrate the site and call forth the forces of goodness through chanting mantras accompanied by flutes, drums and cymbals. The construction of the mandala begins with the drawing of the design on the base, or tek-pu. The artists measure out and draw the architectural lines using a straight-edged ruler, compass and ink pen.

 

Finishing the mandala

Finishing the mandala

 

The mandala is a formal geometric pattern showing the floor plan of a sacred mansion. Once the diagram is drawn, in the following days you see millions of grains of colored sand painstakingly laid into place. The sand, colored with vegetable dyes or opaque tempera, is poured onto the mandala platform with a narrow metal funnel called a “chakpur” which is scraped by another metal rod to cause sufficient vibration for the grains of sand to trickle out of its end. The two “chakpurs” are said to symbolize the union of wisdom and compassion. The mandalas are created whenever a need for healing of the environment and living beings is felt.

 

The monks consider our present age to be one of great need in this respect, and therefore are creating these mandalas where requested throughout their world tours. When finished, to symbolize the impermanence of all that exists, the colored sands are swept up and poured into a nearby river or stream where the waters carry healing energies throughout the world.

 

Culinary Evening

Culinary Evening with the Monks

 

 

For more information

http://www.gomang.org/chenrezig.html

For information about Drepung Gomang Monastery and their North American tour is available on their website: www.drepunggomang.org and www.gomang.org

For a Description of the ceremonies and setting up the site where the Mandala will be created:
http://www.gomang.org/mandala.html

 

Please visit the Lighthouse ArtCenter’s website for more in depth information about upcoming exhibits and classes.  http://www.lighthousearts.org

 

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

Wondering How Other Artists’ Work is Being Shown in Galleries and Exhibits? Attend The Seminar With Rickie, Ilene, and Raquel

Wondering how other artists have their work accepted into galleries?  Arthouse429’s Raquel Williams, Ilene Adams and Rickie Leiter are offering an opportunity to learn how to move your artwork into a more public domain.  Their previous seminar in the Fall, 2014, yielded a gallery contract for one of the attendees and two others had their work accepted into new exhibits ( including an international art show)!  This two-part, inter-active seminar is for emerging as well as established artists.  We’ll look at basics such as business cards, websites and artist statements plus incorporate behind-the-scenes information only a gallerist can share.  The Rickie Report shares the details and looks forward to meeting you at the seminars!

 

 

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ArtHouse 429 in Northwood

429 25th Street West Palm Beach, FL 33407

561.231.0429

 

Learn….

What are galleries looking for

Preparing a portfolio

Presenting your work

Marketing your work

Using Social Media

Answering Calls to Artists

and more…

 

To sign up or get more details contact Ilene : ileneadams@gmail.com

To register:
http://www.ileneadamsinc.com/#!the-art-of-marketing/cecc

 

 

 

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