Support “Kelsey Cares” In Fostering The Arts As “The 4 Year Anniversary Block Party” In Lake Park Kicks Off

When AJ Brockman opened the Brewhouse Gallery, in 2014, it was easy to understand his concept – show original artwork from local artists and serve beer. But is was SO much more than that!  This visionary saw it as a “brew house for ideas” as well as craft beers and artwork…a common gathering place for an entire community!  As we head into the fourth phase of our grassroots effort, “The Back Alley Mural Project”, we ask our friends, family and business cohorts to help make it a success.  The Rickie Report shares the details of the next phase and the continuing efforts of AJ and his not-for-profit, Kelsey Cares.  We look to fellow visual artists, performing artists, and their audiences to get involved! The Rickie Report is proud to be part of this effort!

 

 

 

THE  4 YEAR  ANNIVERSARY  BLOCK  PARTY

SATURDAY,  May 12, 2018

(DETAILS  TO FOLLOW)

 

This video link will tell you more about the whole story and the continuing efforts of AJ and his not-for-profit, Kelsey Cares:

https://www.indiegogo.com/projects/leaving-our-mark-in-lake-park-a-mural-project-4-community#/

 

 

Revitalizing a community through a huge ( 900 foot) outdoor mural (one of the largest continuous murals in South Florida!) and launching The Lake Park Arts District!

OUR MISSION

“Funding art, theater, music, film, and cultural development through community outreach by providing subsidies for productions, events, artists and musicians to carry out their mission.”

 

 

 

Introducing Kelsey Cares. After multiple community projects to revitalize the Town of Lake Park through the arts, specifically our renowned mural projects, we are now furthering our efforts through receiving our 501(c)(3) nonprofit status. Founded in 1919, the original Kelsey City (now Lake Park) was a cultural hub and we are continuing Harry Kelsey’s vision by cultivating The Lake Park Arts District. Kelsey Cares is Funding art, theater, music, film, and cultural development through community outreach by providing subsidies for productions, events, artists and musicians to carry out their mission.

 

 

The Back Alley Mural Project

Thanks to the local community the launch of The Kelsey Theater has been a growing success, and even given birth to what we now call The Lake Park Arts District. That left us wondering, “What else can we do to make Lake Park great?” The answer is to utilize the only real estate we have left in a project that benefits local artists and the community alike.

 

 

 

 

What We Need & What You Get

So, we need to fill this wall with eye-popping color that will make The Lake Park Arts District visible from outer space! Okay, maybe that’s a bit unrealistic, but we still want to beautify this town with public art. The extent to which the wall gets painted depends on how much money we raise.

100% of all the funds raised will be going towards supplies, rental equipment, permitting and actually paying these artists because artwork is WORK. Once we reach our initial goal any additional money raised will be put into escrow and applied to the next round of muralists until we are able to paint the entire 700 building (pretty much a city block) every six months. After that, we start again right back at the beginning so there is always fresh imagery to inspire our community.

 

 

Now to the good part… What you get in return for your support! We have a bunch of great perks at all different contribution levels, the majority of which center around “The 4yr Anniversary Block Party” scheduled for May 12, 2018. This will serve as our official wrap party and unveiling of the finished mural. Food trucks, vendors, craft beer, live music, art demonstrations, and much more will be going down as we put the finishing touches on this masterpiece the day of. Not a local? No problem, many of our perks are easily shipped so you can help support this project from anywhere in the world. At the very least, come party with us at this free event and see what’s happening at The Lake Park Arts District for yourself!

For more information:

www.kelseycares.org

 

 

 

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OSGS Invites Everyone To Mural Reception Featuring Tiffany Beasi

Everyone is invited to celebrate the culmination of the newest mural by Tiffany Beasi, part of Northwood Village’s Mural Project! The Mural Reception/Artists Meet and Greet takes place during the Northwood Art & Wine Promenade on Friday, August 28th.  Beasi is an internationally renown artist.  Her mural brings color and meaning to the outer wall of OSGS, Ortiz Smykla|Gallery Studio. The Rickie Report shares the details and hopes to see you there!

 

 

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MURAL RECEPTION/MEET THE ARTISTS

Featuring: Tiffany Beasi

 

Friday, August 28th

6 – 9 pm

Free and Open to the Public

500 Northwood Road    W.Palm Beach, FL

 

 

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The Northwood Village Mural Project was conceived in early 2014 with Northwood Village Merchants and Proponents Jonathon Ortiz-Smykla, Billy Manthy, William Halliday, Craig McInnis, Eduardo Mendieta and the West Palm Beach CRA. The West Palm Beach CRA and Edaurdo Mendieta spearheaded the initial Artist search and saw the first three murals in Northwood Village through to completion. Currently, there are several completed murals adorning the walls of various buildings in Northwood Village.These murals were created by Eduardo Mendieta, Amanda Valdes, Craig McInnis and now Tiffany Beasi.

 

 

Artist, Tiffany Beasi

Artist, Tiffany Beasi

This Mural at OSGS by Tiffany is part of the Northwood Village Mural Project but was produced solely by the owners of OSGS Gallery (as opposed to the initial murals funded by the CRA). Tiffany has painted murals in other Palm Beach County locations (Downtown Lake Worth at Dave’s Last Resort) as well.

 

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The Northwood Village Mural Project is now in the hands of the Village Merchants and future growth will depend on merchant follow-through, sponsorships, and overall exposure to generate Northwood Village as a Mural Destination. Murals projects have thrived in many cities and create a fabulous environment for all to enjoy.

 

 

Inside OSGS

Inside OSGS

Tiffany Beasi is a professional painter and a freelance graphic designer located in Florida. She graduated from the University of Central Florida with a Bachelor of Fine Arts degree in Graphic Design. As an award-winning international artist, she has created commercial art for clients across the world including Walt Disney World, Core Communities, Orlando Magic, Hard Rock International, Roadhouse Grill and Cafe Tu Tu Tango. In recent years, Tiffany has exhibited her work in several group art shows including House of Blues Folk Art Festival, Sun Fest, Gibson Guitar Town and Hard Rock Hotels Velvet Lounge. In 2011, she was commissioned by Hard Rock International to paint 3 Les Paul Guitars for their Top of The Rock Project.

 

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Beasi’s paintings are drowned in lush vibrant colors and were published in two books, Beatles Art: The Fantastic New Artwork of the Fab Four and Marilyn in Art. Beasi has been the Featured Artist in Industry Magazine, Axis Magazine, the Orlando Sentinel, MetroWest Magazine, Fox 35 and Jacksonville’s BUZZ Magazine.

 

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Art runs in the veins of gallery curators Evelyn and Jonathon Ortiz-Smykla. OSGS is the embodiment of their love of art and for sharing the work of talented artists. On any given day, a visit to their gallery sees guests crossing paths with a variety of works in many mediums that include modern-art paintings, sculptures, and home wares. The team also does their own creating inside the studio: custom framing is available with a large number of options for materials, glass, matting, and mounting.  The gallery is located at 500 Northwood Road in West Palm Beach.

 

 

 

Evelyn Ortiz Smykla & Jonathon Ortiz-Smykla

OSGS Ortiz-Smykla|Gallery-Studio
p: 561-833-2223
e: OSGSart@hotmail.com
www.OSGSart.com
Find us on Facebook at http://www.facebook.com/OSGSart

 

 

 

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Talin’s Tropical Studio Has Special Offer For Summer Art Activities For Adults And Kids

The popular artist studio and art activity haven, Talin’s Tropical Studio tells The Rickie Report they are Open For Business and CREATIVITY in their new space! We share the information here and once again marvel at the power of art in our lives.  Talin’s Tropical Studio continues to offer summer art activities for children and adults, including art therapy, as Talin Lyman has been doing for the past 29 years! Talin has a special offer running through August 15th: Bring 3 Get 1 Free! Kids, who bring 3 friends to Summer Art Camp, will receive one class ABSOLUTELY FREE! Note to interior designers and fabric lovers: Talin creates her own exclusive designs.

 

Talin’s Tropical Studio

 

2915 South Federal Hwy Suite D-3

 

Delray Beach, FL 33483


561-573-0123

 

 

Creative FUN at Talin's Tropical Studio

Creative FUN at Talin’s Tropical Studio

 

 

Talin’s Tropical Studio has been in South Florida for over 29 years. It’s a great place to learn how to paint, no matter what age or expertise level. It’s as easy as coming in, finding a picture that you would like to paint, and having Founder and President, Talin Lyman, show you how!

 

The art classes are lighthearted, happy, fun, and easy with everyone walking out the door with their own painting! Art is therapy for kids and adults including cancer and stroke patients PLUS it is a great stress reliever!

 

Ms. Lyman, a professional artist herself, has been able to bring joy and fun to the community, ages 5 to 95, through her studio for 29 years.  Talin now operates her new Delray Studio at 2915 South Federal Hwy Suite D-3.  She tells The Rickie Report, “We have lots of fun classes for kids and adults alike, and even Summer Art Camp for the kids!”

 

  • Adult freestyle classes on Mondays, Wednesdays, and Fridays from 10:00am to 12:00pm (all mediums, levels, styles) 
  • Adult cork n’ canvas on Thursdays and Fridays from 6:00 to 8:00pm
  • Kid’s afternoon art club (during school year) on Mondays, Wednesdays, Thursdays, and Fridays from 3:30 to 5:30 pm
  • Kid’s Art Camp during all school breaks from 9:30am to 4:00pm daily
  • Special Offer running through August 15th: Bring 3 Get 1 Free! Kids, who bring 3 friends to our Summer Art Camp, will receive one class ABSOLUTELY FREE!

Interior Designers, Decorators and Home Improvers, Take Note!

Talin Lyman also offers Exclusive Designer Fabrics & Custom Handpainted Fabrics. 

 

Greatness, in the world of art is a subjective judgment. However, Talin Lyman’s (formerly Johnson) prized client list would suggest a consistent theme – others who have made great achievement their legacy seek out her works and designs. If the company she keeps is any indication, Talin too will be noted as a great achiever in the art and design world. Her one-of-a-kind musical painting rests in China at the home of the Chinese Ambassador. Two grand frescos can be found in Tuscany and in Rome at the Intercontinental hotels; each one over 120 square feet in size. Talin was commissioned to paint a mural which now adorns a wall in the winter home of one of the U.S. vice-presidents. The list goes on. Dennis Max, famed south Florida restaurateur owns her paintings and rugs. Rainier Neuman, caterer to Donald Trump and other notables in Palm Beach fashions her exclusive fabric designs for his home. She studied under artist Marbury Brown and studied ancient painting techniques during a stay in Greece. Talin is frequently asked to lecture and share her vibrant work and personality with others.

 

For more information call 561-573-0123 or visit TalinTropic.com

talintropic@yahoo.com

 

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The Rickie Report

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Palm Beach Gardens, FL 33420

Rickie@therickiereport.com

561-537-0291