Free Glass Fusing Class When You Sign Up For GLASSPRESSIONISM With Renown Glass Master, Randy Wardell At McMow Art Glass

McMow Art Glass is offering a special promotion for The Rickie Report Readers!  Learn to fuse Glass for FREE when you register for McMow’s GLASSPRESSIONISM Fusing Class taught by famed Glass Artist Randy Wardell!  If you have already taken this class, get a special DISCOUNT on the GLASSPRESSIONISM Class!  The Rickie Report shares the details here.  Thanks, McMow! 




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701 North Dixie Hwy. Lake Worth, FL 33460

561-585-9011 Fax: 561-586-2292

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





Glass Fusing

Wednesday, April 20th

6 – 8 pm


*Beginner Level* –




THE FINE PRINT: In order to take advantage of the free fusing class, a full GLASSPRESSIONISM class purchase is required. Already know how to fuse and want to take Randy’s class? Mention The Rickie Report and receive 15% off this class today!


What is FUSING?

Learn to create stunning works of art by melting glass together in art glass kilns.







In this two hour session participants will learn about the basics of glass fusing, and work with a variety of glass materials including glass frits, powders, and stringers. You will complete your very own fused glass coaster. Each piece will be a one-of-a-kind functional piece of art. The completed fired pieces will be available for pick-up the following week. All materials are included.







with Randy Wardell

Saturday, April 30th 9am-3pm








Glass, Art & Music come together in this Exciting NEW class from McMow. Join famed glass artist Randy Wardell for this one-of-a-kind experience.

Learn more about Randy:


Beginning Fusing Knowledge is a pre-requisite (see above)





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This class will begin with a visual study of works created by the founders of the Abstract Expressionism movement that emerged in the 40′s & 50′s, during a time of Cold War politics and social conservatism. The style was defined as an unbridled artistic statement of freedom used to convey strong emotional or expressive content. These artists were inspired by the jazz music of their time, often listening to jazz while creating their works. We’ll follow their lead and have some fine jazz playing in the classroom studio to inspire our own Glasspressive content.



Next you will create your very own impressionistic piece of glass art! Randy will describe and demonstrate a number of decorative glass techniques that are essential for this process including frit stenciling, stringer shaping, wet noodles, powder smears, sifting, stick lighting, cold combing, flyspecking, plus many more. Class includes all materials and one kiln firing. Note: Forming and shaping firings are not included but can be arranged for an additional fee.



About the Impressionism Movement:


Impressionism is a 19th-century art movement that originated with a group of Paris-based artists whose independent exhibitions brought them to prominence during the 1870s and 1880s. Impressionist painting characteristics include relatively small, thin, yet visible brush strokes, open composition, emphasis on accurate depiction of light in its changing qualities (often accentuating the effects of the passage of time), ordinary subject matter, inclusion of movement as a crucial element of human perception and experience, and unusual visual angles.



For more information please contact:

Taylor Materio, Creative Director
McMow Art Glass, Inc
561-585-9011 x108    Fax: 561-586-2292





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Rickie Leiter, Publisher

The Rickie Report

P.O.Box 33423

Palm Beach Gardens, FL 33420


Upcoming Art And Kimono Exhibit: Lectures, Sales Of Wearable Art, Fabrics And More

 Barbara Cheives of Afrasia Design Studio has partnered with Anthony and Trina Burks of ATB Fine Art to bring an Art and Kimono Exhibit and Sale to Palm Beach County. This exhibit and shopping event includes vintage kimono, haori jackets, and obi along with décor items, and wearable art created from vintage Japanese textiles. This is a unique opportunity to experience the fascinating story of kimono while learning to wear and decorate with the garments and the textiles. World renown kimono researcher and merchant, Les Kozuki will be on hand! The Rickie Report knows this will appeal to history buffs, Asian art lovers, textile junkies and fabric hounds. Bring your Fabric Guild and Quilting Buddies! We share a few sneak peeks and suggest you mark your calendars now for Friday, May 15th through Sunday, May 17th! Ronald Shaffer Interiors will host this event. The kimono is a simple garment with a complex history. Don’t miss this opportunity to learn more!



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Art & Kimono Exhibit & Sale

History of Kimono & Japanese Textiles Lectures

Hosted by

The Paint Store at Ronald Shaffer Interiors

1800 Upland Road West Palm Beach, FL




Kimono Tomesode

Kimono Tomesode




 This exhibit and shopping event includes vintage kimono, haori jackets, and obi along with décor items, and wearable art created from vintage Japanese textiles.



This is a unique opportunity to experience the fascinating story of kimono while learning to wear and decorate with the garments and the textiles.




Friday, May 15th

6:00 – 10:00 p.m. – Opening Night Celebration
Be among the first to experience a unique blend of the Asian experience with the contemporary art!

Saturday, May 16th

Interactive Lectures
11:00 a.m. – 12:00 noon – “The Evolution of Kimono: Cracking the Kimono Code”
1:00 – 2:00 p.m. – “Kimono Redux: Modern Adaptations”

The Exhibit is open 5:00 – 9:00 p.m.

6:00 – 8:00 Jazz at the Gallery with the Unorthodox Duo – SAMM with Jamie Ousley

Sunday, May 17th

11:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m. – Interactive Student Lecture
“What the Heck is Kimono? A Colorful Conversation about Vintage Japanese Garments as Art”

1:00 – 6:00 p.m. – Sunday Afternoon at the Exhibit


10% of all sales will be donated to the following local nonprofit organizations: Community Partners, U.B. Kinsey Education & Community Center, YWCA of Palm Beach County






Leslie Kozuki has been fascinated by Vintage Kimono for most of his adult life, which has lead him to spend most of the last 30 years actively selling and researching Vintage Kimono, Obi, as well as other Asian textiles and Art.



Les Kuz

Les Kuz, World Renown Kimono Expert



Born and raised in Hawaii, Les was immersed in multi-culturalism. Being Japanese American, kimono were easily accessible. His research began with questioning his parents and older family members, then extended to books, and participation in cultural interest groups. Les considers himself a merchant/researcher and is perhaps the most widely travelled Kimono salesman in the USA. His trunk show and lecture circuit has ranged throughout the United States Mainland. For the past six years, his focus has been in Hawaii, including the islands of Kauai, Maui and Oahu. He is tracking the evolution of the Kimono and its fabric, right here in the United States.



Barbara Cheives, of Afrasia Design Studio

Barbara Cheives, of Afrasia Design Studio


Barbara Chieves tells The Rickie Report, “Back in the 90’s I accompanied Les to several of his shows, most notably the Houston International Quilt Festival. Through Les’ tutelage I developed an appreciation for the garments, art and culture of Japan. I also have a natural affinity for the African culture and discovered that many of the colors and textures of the African textiles formed a beautiful “marriage” with Japanese textiles. This union resulted in the birth of my artist’s moniker – “Afrasia”.



"Krazy Kimono" by Barbara Cheives

“Krazy Kimono” by Barbara Cheives



Barbara goes on to say, “Though the Japanese garments are vintage and no longer being worn, the beauty of the textiles are timeless. It seems natural to re-purpose these fabrics into wearable art – scarves and purses and decorative art – pillows, runners and wall hangings. Not wanting to lose an inch of the silks, I make use of the scraps to design small collages and greeting cards. Embellished with African & Asian inspired trims, beads, and “found” items my art is a form of ‘Multi-cultural Recycling’!”



Purple and Orange by Barbara Cheives

Purple and Orange by Barbara Cheives


Completing and complimenting the theme of multiculturalism, Anthony Burks Sr.will be exhibiting his mixed media paintings. He is one of the most unique conceptual artists in America. His paintings mix colored pencils, watercolor, pen, and ink, and are characterized by his unusual choice of colors.




"Sancha McBurnie" by Anthony Burks

“Sancha McBurnie” by Anthony Burks



A graduate of the Art Institute of Fort Lauderdale, Anthony has exhibited at galleries, museums, and events for over twenty years. His painting “Freedom 2001” can be found in the Cornell Museum Permanent Collection. Anthony mentors fellow artists young and old, teaching them his techniques and encouraging them to pursue their own creative talents. He is also the co-founder of A.T.B. Fine Artists & Designers where he curates shows for other artists and promotes the local arts scene. He is presently working on a coffee table book of his paintings and drawings.




Anthony Burks drawing

Anthony Burks drawing



Whether depicting birds, animals, or people, Anthony is able to convey the intertwining of their beauty and their strength. He chooses his subjects because of what they mean to him, and he tells their stories through his combination of realistic forms, bright colors, and abstract images.



"Never Along" by Anthony Burks

“Never Along” by Anthony Burks


Anthony tells The Rickie Report, “My works result from the blending of my mind and heart. It is a gift from God that I love and cherish immensely. Whether choosing a bird, animal or beautiful woman as my subject, I achieve diversity by incorporating into my art bright colors and abstract images. I want my audience to be as free in viewing my work as I am in creating it. Change is a challenge for many artists, but I have learned to embrace it. I am constantly inspired by the artists that I mentor and the shows that I curate. My artwork evolves as I create new collections that tell new stories. I am eager to tackle the next stage of my artistic journey.”




Trina Slade-Burks

Trina Slade-Burks


Trina Slade Burks tells us, “Sewing and working with fabric was always something that I was fascinated with since I was a little girl. My mother would create fabulous outfits using patterns and designs either store-bought or from her own artistic creations. I personally did not have an interest in using the sewing machine, however, I did learn how to do basic hand sewing. I was always intrigued by lace and other types of trim and I temporarily considered fashion design as a career path.”


"Doll Baby" by Trina Slade-Burks

“Doll Baby” by Trina Slade-Burks



Trina’s mixed media dolls show her love of drawing and painting combined with fabric artistry.  Trina also has a long personal and professional history with trims, lace and fabrics.


Trim Basket from Trina Slade-Burk

Trim Basket from Trina Slade-Burk



For more information about this event please contact Barbara Cheives at:



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



Brewhouse Gallery Expands Space, Menu, Events! Celebrate 1st Anniversary In May!

The Brewhouse Gallery has a LOT going on!  Sip a home brewed coffee or specialty beer while perusing the new artwork.  Explore the expanded space and check out the skateboards! Take part in Trivia Night, Open Mic, sit back and enjoy the live music or just relax with a coffee or beer brewed just for you! A new artist will be featured the last Thursday of each month. Artwork has already been going to homes or offices since being hung last month, but more arrived! Stop by now to see what is available. Meet the artists and see their portfolios. And, it is time to mark your calendars for May 16th’s ONE Year Anniversary and Grand Opening of the new space! The Rickie Report shares the details here. We want to remind you that since the Brewhouse is closed on Mondays, it is the perfect venue to rent for daytime or evening parties, meetings and get-togethers!







12:00PM – 12:00AM

The Brewhouse Gallery

720 Park Avenue Lake Park, Florida 33403


Art is on the Walls!

Art is on the Walls!


Stop by for our next monthly artist Open House:

Thursday, April 30th!

Art, art, and more art! Whether it’s our incredible visual artists or our talented performing artists –


Ed Trujilo,  Mark Sotak,  Danny Albertson,  James Hook,  Phil Fung,   Chrisanthy Vargo,  Kevin Goff, Craig McInnis,  Emmanuel Gonzales,  EJ Morales,  Cristina Ferreira,  Derek LaRosa,  Jeff Biege,  Jay Hatfield,  Sue Gaumer,  Jason Pfeiffer, Maria Grace Lurescia.



Tacos Don Pepe

Tacos Don Pepe



AJ Brockman tells The Rickie Report, “The first week of our “soft opening” was a success! Please bear with us as we continue to go through some growing pains and implementing some changes. We’ve rolled out our new menu from Tacos don Pepe earlier than anticipated and will therefore no longer be allowing outside food to be brought in. We understand this was a big part of our atmosphere but we are only trying to make things better and offer more options. The entire menu is literally prepared from scratch with authentic Mexican recipes passed down through the generations. Vegetarian and vegan options are also available + over 6 homemade sangria’s. All you have to do is try it and you will see why we have decided to offer this exclusively!!”


Here’s The LineUp*


Tuesday – Musicians Showcase “In the Round” : 7 to 10 : $2 off draft & specialty wine. Bringing you a little bit of Nashville to Lake Park. Hosted by Bill Hartmann, this event is part storytelling, part jam session, and all out acoustic. Original music at its finest!



Live Music

Wednesday – Trivia Night, 7 to 9. Brought to you by Think and Drink Trivia! Now with our new expansion we can accommodate an additional 40 people with a direct speaker output you can hear throughout the entire space for those of you that have been requesting it. This was just listed in the top 50 favorite things to do in all of Palm Beach County by The Palm Beach Post.




Thursday – : Open Mic Night : 8 to 11 : With new host & professional comedian Jordan Garnett. Thursday’s now have an all new energy with a killer lineup of songwriters, musicians, comedians and more.



Open Mic Night

Open Mic Night

Friday – *FEATURED* : Live Music : 8 to 11 : Zack Jones, Front man of the the Gravel Kings, is completely reinventing what it means to be a one-man band. With his take on traditional folk music and much more… He will have the house rocking! Also, Happy Hour Poker (Texas hold ’em) starting at 6:30 PM. Food Truck: Unto These Grills


Saturday – *FEATURED* : Live Music : 8 to 11 : A down south, knee slapping good time with The Mobile Homies & special guests THE SAWGRASS KIN. All 3 sets will most likely feature guest appearances by members of the different bands, friends, family, neighbors, hell, Sasquatch and the Yeti are even rumored to be cookin’ up a few songs as a duo. If you miss this one, it’s a damn shame! Food Truck: Eats and Sweets Catering.

Sunday – *FEATURED* : 7 to 10 : We are happy to have Nicholas Caputo every other Sunday for the next few months! He is one of the premier Accordion players in all of Florida and will be bringing his traditional (and not so traditional) french vibes. Art + Beer + Accordion = WINNING.


Tacos Don Pepe

Tacos Don Pepe

* Please check the Brewhouse Gallery Website as dates, events and performers are subject to change.


!!!!!!!ANNIVERSARY PARTY!!!!!!!!


Join us as we celebrate our one-year anniversary of being in business. It will be an entire day of Art, Live Music, Craft Beer and Food Trucks. Sponsored by Purehoney Magazine. We will have live music every hour from noon until midnight. There will also be extremely rare limited release craft beer tapping throughout the day. We will be highlighting a bunch of our local artists with live painting demos as well as local businesses! Check out below for more information.


*This will also be the grand opening of our expansion next door*


· Victoria Leigh – 12:30 to 1:20
· The Whiskey Wasps – 1:35 to 2:25
· The Psymatics – 2:40 to 3:30
· Fireside Prophets – 3:45 to 4:45
· The Inverted – 5:00 to 6:00
· Smith Sundy – 6:15 to 7:15
· Shotgun Betty – 7:30 to 8:30
· Sweet Bronco – 8:45 to 9:45
· Raggy Monster – 10:00 to 11:00
· Speaking Volumes – 11:15 to Close

· Diner Dogs Inc. (12 noon)
· Parabas Grill (7 PM)

· Purehoney Magazine
· Vintage Iron Club
· Autumn Skye – Art Gallery & Custom Tattoo
· South Florida Cornhole
· Lugnut Customs Service Station
· Black Coral Rum
· Live painting from airbrush artist Paul
· Live painting from Craig McInnis
· Live painting from Kevin Goff

(If you would like to be one of our vendors please get in touch, space is limited)

BREWERIES (Tap’n somethin special every hour)
· Funky Buddha Brewery
· Cigar City Brewing
· Civil Society Brewing



Live Music

Live Music


For up-to-the-minute listings of events please visit:




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



“Continuum” Presents Vibrant Pop-Up Art Gallery in W. Palm Beach

Mark your calendars! Taking place from January 21st thru February 7th, CONTINUUM, a large pop-up gallery/performance space will be bursting with artworks by some of Palm Beach County’s most exciting artists and art businesses, along with an array of performances and events that will showcase a wide variety of exceptional local talent.  CONTINUUM WPB Arts, in partnership with ArtPalmBeach and Art Synergy, produced by ATB Fine Artists & Designers LLC., is a pop-up exhibition and performance space located at 501 Fern Street in historic downtown West Palm Beach, just a few blocks from ArtPalmBeach at the Palm Beach County Convention Center. The event will be brimming with artwork by some of South Florida’s most exciting artists, along with an array of performances and events showcase on a wide variety of exceptional local talent. CONTINUUM is proud to be a part of Art Synergy, a countywide gallery exhibition taking place in nine art districts in Palm Beach County, coinciding with and in partnership with ArtPalmBeach. ART SYNERGY is a countywide movement focused on highlighting the talents of local artists.





CONTINUUM WPB Arts Art Fair 2015

501 Fern St., W. Palm Beach, FL




Wednesday, January 21, 2015, 6:00 p.m. – 11:00 p.m.

Grand opening and VIP night, Black Tie & Sneakers Charity Event

Admission is one new pair of sneakers, which will be donated to Faith’s Place.
Silent auction of decorated sneakers and sneaker-themed artwork.
Live Body Painting by Raquel McInnis
Steel Drums performance by the students from Faith’s Place Center for Education Inc with musical direction by Noble Lockhart-Mays
Vocal performance by Vanya Allen
Music by DJ Thought of Smooth Bounce Entertainment

Thursday, January 22, 2015, 6:00 – 9:00 p.m.

Business Networking Event Hosted by the Armory Art Center
Some of the Armory’s teaching artists who are on exhibit will be there to discuss their artwork and promote it to individual and business buyers.

Friday, January 23, 2015  6:00 – 10:00 p.m.

An evening with Bombay Sapphire.
Event to benefit Center for Creative Education, Inc.
$10 suggested donation at the door. 100% of donation at the door goes to the charity.
Music by DJ Cole of C-Keys

Saturday, January 24, 2015  6:00 – 10:00pm

Jazz with Samm.
View art and enjoy the music.

Sunday, January 25, 2015  Noon – 6:00 p.m.

West Palm Beach Art Sunday.
Collaboration with Whitespace and Northwood to host a food and art tour of our three locations. 

Thursday, January 29, 2015  6:00 – 10:00pm.

Fashion Show by Fashion Week West Palm Beach Inc.
Music by DJ Thought of Smooth Bounce Entertainment

Friday, January 30, 2015 Noon – 11:00 p.m.

KeyFrame Motion.
The one day festival showcases a year-long, regionally focused program of events focusing on motion design and interactivity. KeyFrame Motion will present motion graphics work created by talented artists locally and abroad.

Contest and all day workshops. Produced by Grapeseekers. For more information about KeyFrame Motion call 561-603-9647 or email

Saturday, January 31, 2015  11:30 a.m. – 2:00 p.m.

Brunch and Lecture.
Discussion panel with art professionals who service the art community.

Friday, February 6, 2015   5:00 – 10:00 p.m.

 Body Painting Contest

Music by DJ Cole of C-Keys


Saturday, February 7, 2015   Noon  – 9:00 p.m.


Closing reception. Artists’ marketplace displaying moderately priced items by CONTINUUM’s Exhibiting artists.


For more information call:
Trina Slade-Burks
ATB Fine Artists & Designers, LLC



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