Armory Art Salon Features Jeanne Jaffe, Internationally Renown Sculptor, Video And Installation Artist On March 5

The Armory Art Center brings Jeanne Jaffe to the next Art Salon, led by Elle Schorr on Tuesday, March 5. The topic will be “UNRAVELING THE KNOT- REEXAMINING MYTHS, HISTORY AND NARRATIVES “.  Jeanne is an internationally renown sculptor, and video/installation artist.  The public is invited.  Stop and look at the art…hear the creators…share the wonder!  The Rickie Report gives you the details and some sneak peeks.  Kudos, Elle, for bringing us internationally, nationally, and locally based artists who help us better understand the creative process!






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There’s a $10 fee to attend.
If you’d like to bring some snacks or drinks to share, that would be much appreciated. Feel free to share this announcement with friends.

Armory Art Center Gallery Hours:
Monday-Friday, 10:00 am – 5:00 pm, Saturday 10:00 am – 3:30 pm

* Exhibitions are open to the public

Art Salons continue to meet in the Armory Art Center Library on Tuesday nights, usually the first Tuesday of each month, 6:30 – 8:30 pm, from October through May. Salons are open to anyone who would like to participate in these lively discussions. 







“Little Red Rising Hood As A Crime Scene” by Jeanne Jaffe






Jeanne Jaffe is a sculptor, video and installation artist who recently moved to Florida from Philadelphia where she is Professor Emeritus in the Fine Arts Department at the University of the Arts. She is also a visiting artist/professor at Xian Academy of Fine Arts in China each fall and is currently the coordinator of International Projects at the Jaffe Center for Book Arts.




“Supplicant” Part of the T.S. Eliot Installation



Jaffe’s work is inspired by an interest in anthropology, mythology, and psychology. Her work “explores how identity is formed from early, pre-verbal, bodily experiences through the later influences of language and culture. In installations that re-examine cultural myths and stories, such as “Little Red Riding Hood as a Crime Scene” or “Eulogy for Nikola Tesla”, well known folktales, history, and poetry are re-imagined through a contemporary lens. These multi-sensory environments are composed of sculpture, videos, interactive elements, stop motion animation and sound and supply a context to question and rethink our cultural assumptions.”




“Elegy for Tesla” by Jeanne Jaffe




Ms. Jaffe is the recipient of fellowship grants from the Gottlieb Foundation for Outstanding Artistic Development, the National Endowment for the Arts, the Mid Atlantic/NEA. the Pennsylvania Council on the Arts, the Leeway Foundation, the Independence Foundation, CEVA Foundation, the Virginia A. Groot Foundation, and the Mino Artist Residency in Japan, among others.



Works by Ms. Jaffe have been exhibited both nationally and internationally at such places as the Seokdang Museum of Art in Korea, the Mino-Washi Akari Museum in Japan, The Royal Scottish Academy of Edinburgh, Scotland, Museum Rijswijk in Holland, London Craft Council Gallery in England, the Pennsylvania Academy of Fine Art Museum in Philadelphia, the Delaware Art Museum, Hillwood Art Museum, and the Michener Art Museum. Her work has been reviewed extensively, including in Art in America, The New York Times, and Sculpture Magazine. She holds a B.F.A. from Tyler School of Art and an M.F.A. from New York State College of Ceramics at Alfred.



Details of “Four Quartets” by Jeanne Jaffe



Jeanne Jaffe will be showing her work locally at an exhibition of artist books and prints at IS Projects in FATVillage, Fort Lauderdale during March and April. She’ll have a solo exhibition of completed work and work in progress at Arts Warehouse in Delray Beach from the end of April through May.




The Armory Art Center’s art school and galleries provide creative opportunities to enhance your life. The Armory has served the community for over 30 years. The mission of the Armory Art Center is to inspire the creation and experience of art and the Armory’s vision is to be the leading community resource for arts education. Serving over 3,000 students annually, the Armory Art Center offers 160 courses per term in six terms throughout the year to students ranging in age from pre-school to retiree. Classes in drawing, painting, photography, jewelry, fiber, ceramics, and sculpture are held in 12 state-of–the-art studios. Twelve exhibitions are hosted annually in three galleries.

Exhibitions, lectures, and special events are open to the public.

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McMow Art Glass Announces NEW Master Artisan, Holly Odess, Teaching NEW Master Mosaic Technique And More Glass Classes

McMow Art Glass is excited to announce a NEW Master Mosaicist, Holly Odess, who will be teaching a NEW technique of Fusible Mosaics. More classes, including Patti Gibbons’  Frit Critters Class are being announced.  The Rickie Report shares the details and urges you sign up early so you don’t get closed out!  Speaking of “closed”, we recently went for a second time to tour McMow Art Glass’ facility wearing closed toe shoes.  What a great field trip for a small group of friends or social club!




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McMow Art Glass

701 N. Dixie Highway      Lake Worth, FL  33460




Fusible Glass Mosaic by Holly Odess

Fusible Glass Mosaic by Holly Odess



Holly Odess is a Master Mosaicist trained in the classical Italian style. In 2007, she completed the Master Mosaic Course at Mosaic Art School di Luciana Notturni in Ravenna. She completed the Master Mosaic Course in Orsini Factory in Venice and studied mosaic art technique at Hampstead School of Art. In London she participated in several public art installations, and her large-scale mosaics are installed in public places in Pembroke Pines and in Tampa, Florida.




Master Mosaicist, Holly Odess

Master Mosaicist, Holly Odess




With Holly Odess


We are excited to announce this new & exciting class with master mosaicist Holly Odess. In this two day course students will learn classical mosaic technique as well as gain knowledge about fusing while working on a 12″ x 12″ design. Cutting, shaping, and classical laying techniques will be covered. ALL MATERIALS ARE INCLUDED but students must come prepared with a 12″ x 12″ pattern adapted from a photo or other source, or Holly will provide a variety of patterns to choose from.

Saturday May 30th
Saturday June 6th

9am-3pm     $245.00



Additional Fusing Classes Just Announced at McMow!

Learn how to fuse glass with the McMow Masters:

Saturday May 2nd SLUMPING SESSION 1-3pm $85.00
Wednesday May 6th TASTE OF FUSING 6-8pm $70.00
Wednesday June 3rd SLUMPING SESSION 6-8pm $85.00
Saturday June 13th TASTE OF FUSING 1-3pm $70.00
Saturday May 27th SLUMPING SESSION 1-3pm $85.00




Fun Beginner Class – Learn how to fuse and create fanciful creatures with McMow Master Patti Gibbons

Frit Critters

Frit Critters by Patti Gibbons



Learn how to create adorable critters out of frit and various glass pieces then incorporate your critters into a clear background to be designed by you and slumped into a plate by us! A variety of frit critter patterns will be available to choose from. Students will also have a variety of other glass components to choose from when creating your background scene.  All materials are included!


Wednesday May 13th
Wednesday May 20th

6-8pm     $95.00




For more information about these classes, tours and other events please contact Taylor Materio or call  561-585-9011  and visit:





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