Claire Kelly Visits Benzaiten Center For Creative Arts For 3-Day Event March 19, 20, 21 – Enjoy Dinner With The Artist, Live Glass Blowing Demo, And Family Day

World renowned glass artist, Claire Kelly, is coming to Benzaiten Center For Creative Arts from March 19 – 21. The public is invited to a Meet The Artist Dinner (Thursday, March 19), a Glass Blowing Demo with live music and refreshments (Friday, March 20), and a free Family Day (Saturday, March 21).  KUDOS to Benzaiten, located in Lake Worth, for bringing these gifted visionary artists to our area!  The Rickie Report shares the details and some sneak peeks.  Make Your Reservations for the Dinner to hold a space!  

 

 

 

 

At  the  Center

1105 2nd Avenue  S.    Lake Worth, FL

 561-508-7315      www.benzaitencenter.org     Email: aholmes@benzaitencenter.org

Normal Hours of Operation: Tuesdays – Saturdays 10AM – 5PM

 

 

 

“Obliquity” by Claire Kelly

 

 

 

PRESENTS:

 

 

 

CLAIRE   KELLY

 

 

World Renowned Glass Artist

 

 

March 19, 20, 21, 2020

 

 

 

 

Claire Kelly’s body of work examines the relationships we have with animals and their larger presence in our world and the current environment. The result is a series of fantastical microcosms, which bring a consciousness and introspection to their decorative appeal. These glass sculptures tell and reveal a story about the fragility and preservation, within these small worlds, where the animals dwell, while presenting their role in the grander scheme of life.

 

 

 

 

 

 

Glass creations by Claire Kelly

 

 

 

MEET THE ARTIST DINNER

Thursday, March 19, 2020

6 – 9 PM

 

An elegant sit-down dinner limited to 40 people is set up in Benzaiten’s beautiful gallery. Claire will give a talk about her work, techniques and what inspires her ending with an Interactive question and answer session.   $100 per person

Make Your Reservations now:

Call the center at 561-508-7315

or email aholmes@benzaitencenter.org

 

 

 

Claire has been an instructor at Penland School of Crafts, Pilchuck Glass School, the Pittsburgh Glass Center, The Studio at the Corning Museum of Glass, Haystack Mountain School of Crafts, and the Centro Fundacion del Vidrio in Spain.  She has been a resident artist at the Pittsburgh Glass Center and received the Rosenberg Residency at Salem State University in Massachusetts. Recently, she was an artist-in-residence at the Studio of the Corning Museum of Glass where she created a new body of work using specialty glass from Effetre, a glass company based in Murano, Italy.

 

 

Claire Kelly Artist Demo

 

GALLERY OPENING WITH 4-HOUR GLASSBLOWING DEMO

Friday, March 20, 2020

6  – 10 PM

Claire will demonstrate the difficult and complicated techniques of blowing with murinies over a period of four hours accompanied by a live band with appetizers  and two drinks. Only $15 at the door

 

Visit:  

https://clairekellyglass.com/pages/about

 

“Circumstellar Sky Blue” by Claire Kelly

FREE FAMILY DAY

Saturday, March 21, 2020

2  – 5 PM

Claire will demo for 3 hours

 

 

 

!  DO NOT USE GPS !

It will take you the wrong way.

Instead, follow these easy directions:
Exit I-95 at 6th Ave. South and go East.
Take a Left at South F Street (at the Kwik Stop Store)
Take a Right on 3rd Ave. South to our Large Parking Lot
Enter in Rear of Building

 

 

For more information:

Benzaiten Center for Creative Arts
Lake Worth, Florida

561.508.7315
www.benzaitencenter.org

 

 

 

 

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

 

 

 

 

Announcing Bullseye Glass Sale Of The Year At McMow Art Glass

It’s the Bullseye Glass Sale of the year! Every year McMow Art Glass brings in its biggest shipment of Bullseye glass, adding special production, top grade sheet and accessory glass to its already substantial inventory.  Stop by on Friday, February 24th and Saturday, February 25th not only for these great prices, but Special Sale Events like a Fusing Forum, Kilnforming Demonstration.  The Rickie Report shares the details!  Some workshops require an RSVP.

 

 

 

701 North Dixie Hwy. Lake Worth, FL 33460

(561) 585-9011

 

Sale Hours:

February 24 & 25

Friday & Saturday 9am-3pm

 

Green Means Go!

Be the first to snap up Bullseye’s stunning NEW green sheet glass styles.

PLUS: You can still get your hands on their limited supply of White Tekta sheets: economical, trimmed on all sides so there’s no waste.

 

 

 

 

 

Sale Details:

50% off ALL Bullseye sheet glass—including clear & white Tekta, special production, curious grade and the NEW chrome-free greens. All sizes included in the sale (no additional cut-downs the day of sale).
50% off frit and powder, confetti, stringer, rods, and billets.
25% off Bullseye molds, ThinFire, shelf primer, and GlasTac & GlassTac Gel

See mcmow.com for more information

 

 

 

 

 

Special Sale Events!

Fusing Forum
Friday, February 24
6-8pm

Join your fellow glass fusers for a night of conversation & connections! Artists, hobbyists, and retailers from the local community will discuss fusing techniques and ways they can support the art glass industry. Enjoy wine, light bites and a special presentation by Bullseye rep Amy Ferber.

Free & open to the public—

RSVP required: email taylor@mcmow.com or call 561.585.9011 x100.

KSI: Kilnforming Scene Investigation
Saturday, February 25
10am-Noon

Become a kilnforming sleuth in this popular interactive demonstration led by Bullseye rep Amy Ferber.

Note: This session is currently full. Contact McMow Art Glass to be added to the wait list.

 

For more information:

McMow Art Glass, Inc
561-585-9011 Fax: 561-586-2292

www.mcmow.com       www.facebook.com/mcmowartglass

Office Hours:
Wednesday- Friday 9:00 am – 4:30 pm
Tuesday – 9:00 am – 8:30 pm
Saturday – 9:00 a.m – 3:00 p.m.
Sunday-Monday – Closed

 

 

 

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

 

 

 

 

McMow Art Glass Offers 3 Day Workshop With World Renown Glass Artist, Peter McGrain

McMow Art Glass is proud to present world renowned glass artist, 

Peter  McGrain on 
February 26th-28th, 2016.  This 3-day workshop includes a fundamental overview of all the glass painting techniques with an emphasis on creative problem solving for a variety of aesthetic approaches. Techniques include tracing, matting, and the use of silver stains, enamels, and Vitri-Fusáille technique. It will be presented via several formula projects as well as an individual show piece by each student. This is a fantastic class for anyone who is interested in learning as much as they possibly can in a single workshop. NO EXPERIENCE NECESSARY. ALL MATERIALS ARE INCLUDED. The Rickie Report shares the details and some photos of McGrain’s artistry.  We can’t wait to see what you create!

 

 

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McMow Art Glass

701 North Dixie Hwy., Lake Worth, FL 33460
Phone Number: (561) 585-9011
Fax Number: (561) 586-2292

www.mcmow.com

 

 

 

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Mcmowpeter_mcgrain_marina

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

“The Bench”                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                   “Marina” 

 

 

 

McMow Art Glass is proud to present world renowned glass artist, 

PETER  MCGRAIN on  
February 26th-28th, 2016.   

This 3-day workshop will include a fundamental overview of all the glass painting techniques with an emphasis on creative problem solving for a variety of aesthetic approaches. Techniques include tracing, matting, and the use of silver stains, enamels, and Vitri-Fusáille technique. It will be presented via several formula projects as well as an individual show piece by each student. This is a fantastic class for anyone who is interested in learning as much as they possibly can in a single workshop. NO EXPERIENCE NECESSARY. ALL MATERIALS ARE INCLUDED.

 

Time: 9 am – 5pm


Cost: $800



*PLEASE NOTE: a 50% non-refundable deposit is required to reserve your space. Payment in full is required two weeks prior to workshop start date. No discounts, class credits, or special offers will be given or honored.

 

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“Fool On The Roof”  by Peter McGrain

 

Award winning artist/designer Peter McGrain has been working with stained glass for over 30 years.  During this time he has handled every type of stained glass project imaginable; ranging in scope from intimate experimental panels to large-scale architectural installations.  In all, it is his attention to composition and technique that make his imagery so successful.

 

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“Bluebirds”                                                        “Rodeo Dopes”

 

 

For more information about Peter McGrain and to experience the variety of work Peter has accomplished over the decades, please visit:

www.petermcgrain.com

 

 

 

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“Hindu Scene”

For more information about McMow Art Glass please visit:

www.mcmow.com

 

 

For coverage of your events, to place an advertisement, or speak to Rickie about appearing in The Rickie Report, contact:

Rickie Leiter, Publisher

The Rickie Report

P.O.Box 33423

Palm Beach Gardens, FL 33420

Rickie@therickiereport.com

561-537-0291