Glass Quest 2017 Announces Speakers And Seminars As Registration Opens

Join the QUEST!  A full weekend of education and engagement. Learn from brilliant teachers and glass visionaries and network in the evolving world of art glass at Glass Quest 2017!  Taking place in West Palm Beach May 26th, May 27th and May 28th, glass hobbyists, glass professionals and glass art lovers are all welcome!  The Rickie Report shares the Speakers and Seminars plus details of how to attend!

 

 

 

 

 

REGISTER:

www.Glassquest2017.eventbrite.com

For more information call:

561.585.9011   or   954.557.5589

WHAT YOU CAN EXPECT:

Lectures & demonstrations from professional glass artists from across the Country.
An Extraordinary kiln-forming experience hosted on Sunday by: Jen Ken Kilns
Glass Gallery Exhibition with meet the artist opportunities
A Saturday evening VIP cocktail reception with live music
Opportunities to review and purchase the latest & greatest tools, supplies and equipment from select manufacturers
Participate in a series of guided roundtable discussions about the future of the art glass industry
Engage at the Legislative Action Center – and make your voice heard #savecoloredglass… and more!

 

ITINERARY-AT-A-GLANCE:

Friday
4-7pm Check-in/Registration/Exhibitor Booths
7pm Welcome Reception
Saturday
8am – Welcome Breakfast – Keynote Speaker: Maureen James
9am – Educational Sessions Begin
12pm – Lunch & Roundtables Series
1pm – 3pm Educational Sessions Continue
4pm – Panel of Speakers with special guest Moderator: Audience Q&A
5-7pm Networking: VIP Cocktail Reception hosted by: Habatat Galleries
Sunday
10am – Breakfast followed by Kiln-Forming experience hosted by Jen Ken Kilns

Would you like to be a part of this exciting opportunity?!?

Contact Taylor Materio at taylor@mcmow.com or 561-585-9011

 

 

SEMINARS  AND  WORKSHOPS:

 

Leslie Perlis

Dimensional Mosaics with Fused and Painted Glass Elements

 

 


Celebrated glass designer Leslie Perlis brings her vibrant and modern style to the timeless craft of mosaics – with a sculptural twist. Leslie’s unique approach weaves together glass fusing, kiln fired surface decorating and mosaic fabrication to create outstanding dimensional sculptures. In this presentation you will learn how Leslie thinks outside the traditional mosaic canvas to create life-size figure sculptures, musical instruments, and many other dimensional creations. Leslie will use photos, videos, and live descriptions to illustrate her complete process starting with the development of a design, through the fabrication and final cleanup of a full-size sculpture. In addition Leslie will introduce her new “Multimedia Vinyl” series that combines fused glass and vinyl record albums to great effect. As a bonus, everyone in this seminar will receive a copy of Leslie’s book Dimensional Mosaics that she will be happy to autograph for you.

 

 

Tony Glander

The Accidental Fuser or Warm Glass Trials and Tribulations

 

Glass Creation by Tony Glander

Experimentation can be an exhilarating adventure, full of thrilling highs and disappointing lows. Join glass artist Tony Glander as he escorts you down a few radical glass pathways. He will illustrate how he puts “landing gear” feet on fused bowls, describe some very cool creations made using shattered tempered glass, and explain a curious technique using molds made from glass in a kiln. Tony’s mantra is: “If you aren’t trying something new, you aren’t learning!” He’ll reveal some his most successful experiments and confess a few of his epic failures. Much of Tony’s work centers on the practice of using every glass temperature in the kiln and he is prepared to share his secret firing schedules with you. Tony’s dynamic teaching style will keep you engaged and boost your creative confidence to be experimentally innovative with your own glasswork.

 

 

 

 

Peter McGrain

The Poetry of Painted Windows:
1000 Years of Narrative Illustration in Art Glass

 

Stained Glass by Peter McGrain

 

 

For centuries the fine art of glass painting has been used to achieve sensational imagery throughout the glass medium. From the biblical storied windows of the ancient cathedrals to the cutting edge architectural work of modern times, no other technique has so effectively brought glass art to life. Peter McGrain, will lead you on a personal journey through the amazing world of painted glass. You’ll see how it has evolved over the years to become one of the most expressive art forms of our industry. Peter will share his insights into how this engaging, narrative technique has been developed and used to stir emotions in its’ viewers for a thousand years. And an examination of recent work by numerous contemporary artists, all of whom are pushing the process forward with their experimental work, will leave you more inspired and excited about glass than ever before. This event is a must for anybody who shares a deep passion for glass of any kind. And who knows?… You may even find yourself itching to dive in and start painting on glass yourself. As one of the oldest forms of glass art, it continues to maintain it’s prominent standing as the most inspirational and spectacular of all!

 

 

 

 

Lisa Vogt
Breaking Through – Make Exhibition Quality Glass Art

 

 

 

Lisa Vogt Glass Sink Class ( Photo Courtesy of Lisa Vogt website)

 

Ordinary to extraordinary! Take charge of your artistic future! Striking glass artwork is intoxicating. You know the type of pieces I mean. The spectacular beauties you admire in galleries and magazines, the ones that haunt the back of your mind until you figure out how they were made, or give up in frustration. Creating your own stunning emotive art, that engages the viewer to the point of blissful distraction, is within your reach. Join veteran glass artist Lisa Vogt in this in-depth workshop focused on developing methods for making exhibition quality artwork and you’ll learn how to take your thriving glass talent and catapult it forward. Learn how to design thoughtful compositions, how to mix colors to create drama, how to get noticed with pattern, how to stimulate with texture, and how to combine abstract techniques for innovative works of fused glass art. You’ll gain a clear understanding of how to build complex standout art, through the inclusion of various fused glass components. It’s your turn to shine, to break through and create thought provoking, blissfully distracting artwork that is all your own.

 

 

 

Dawndae HK Hamilton

Art Into Architecture:
Collaborating with Artists, Studios, Architects and Designers from Around the World to Create Kiln-Glass for the Built Environment

Bullseye Specialty Glass, “FLORAdia” Created for McMow Art Glass

 

 

Bullseye Studio’s Development Manager, Dawndae HK Hamilton, will present the history, explorations and projects that have established Bullseye Glass Company as a world leader in the use of kiln-glass for art, architecture, and design. Dawndae will emphasize the possibilities for artists and studios to “scale-up” to larger works. Kiln-glass is especially rich territory due to the enormous range of working methods, from drawing and painting to printmaking, all executable on an architectural scale. This presentation will be an eye-opening and eye- popping experience.

 

 

 

Phil Materio

Lost Clay Glass Casting

 

 

 

 

In this exciting session attendees will learn how easy this efficient and economical method of glass casting can be. Learn how to create sculptural glass pieces that are indistinguishable from sand-casted or hot glass casting. This technique has become one of the most visible, and saleable forms of sculptural glass at art shows across the world.

 

 

 

Randy & Carole Wardell

Introducing The Glass Tattoo Stencil System to Instantly Enhance Your Work with Intricate Designs

Randy & Carole Wardell have developed an exceptional technique that enables anyone to add stencil designs to their work. Using their special 1/8” thick Tattoo Stencil boards and the Tattoo Goo that is combined with frit powder to create a paste-like mixture. The stencil spaces can be filled with multiple colors of Tattoo Goo in a single session while maintaining clean, crisp lines between the design elements. This demonstration will open up a world of ideas and possibilities.

 

 

 

Jenny Mesirow

Making Our Voice Heard: Advocating for the Art Glass Industry in Washington D.C.

Today information travels fast, opinions are developed even faster, and the facts are sometimes lost in between. No industry knows this better than the Art Glass Industry. In the last year our industry has faced increasing scrutiny that in some instances has inhibited our ability to do business. It is time now to be pro-active as a community and industry. Join us for a discussion about the role elected officials can play in helping and hindering our business, and how our industry can position itself to prevent our elected representatives and governing agencies from doing us harm.

 

Mike Glotfelty

Jen Ken Kiln’s Cane Pulling Experience

Sunday morning Breakfast & Canes hosted by Jen Ken Kilns. We will have multiple Vitragraph kilns set-up and cooking up some beautiful color mixes and each conference participant will have an opportunity to pull your own multi-colored cane to take home. In addition we have invited 3 multi-media artists to create 3 artworks live on our stage, using a selection of the actual canes that we will make during the Cane Pulling session

 

 

Jason LeVan

Armory Art Center’s Hot Glass Sand Casting Demonstration

 

Art Glass by Jason LeVan

 

The Armory Art Center of West Palm Beach will be conducting a live demonstration of casting hot glass into a sand mold. Observe as the artist makes a hand-print into the sand then fills the space will molten hot glass to create a one-of-a-kind paperweight. This is a great introduction to the hot glass process that enables glass artists to create unique tabletop accessories such as coasters and paperweights.

 

 

McMow Art Glass & Wardell Publications
Organizer of GLASS QUEST 2017

McMow Art Glass offers the best in stained glass windows and beveled art glass, as well as beautiful designs in carved, etched and faceted glass. Located in Palm Beach County, Florida since 1976 McMow Art Glass maintains an excellent working relationship with top builders, architects and designers and regularly ships their work throughout the US, Europe and South America.  With our experienced staff of glass craftsmen and designers, McMow Art Glass is able to take every client’s concept and create a clearly outstanding work of art for any residence, commercial building or place of worship.
Visit us at: www.mcmow.com

Wardell Publications Inc. was founded in 1983 by Randy Wardell. In 1977 Randy opened a full service stained glass studio offering everything from Suncatchers to Cathedral windows (well maybe church windows is a more apt description). The studio also offered glass craft instruction and sold the related tools, glass & materials. The name of the company was Sandpiper Studios and it was (and still is) located in Belleville, a small city in eastern Ontario, Canada with a population of 38,000, so the axiom “anything [in glass] for a buck” wasn’t too far off.

Randy’s stained glass students would often ask for the pattern to make of one the custom designed lampshades on display in the Sandpiper Studios’ showroom. Encouraged by these requests he conducted a little market research that revealed a need for reliable, full-size pattern books. So in 1983 he formed Wardell Publications and released his first lampshade pattern book. Since then he has personally written 12 additional books and Wardell Publications Inc has released more than 50 products since it began.

Visit us at: http://www.wardellpublications.com/

 

GLASS QUEST 2017 SPONSORS:

 

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Rickie Leiter, Publisher

Rickie@therickiereport.com   561-537-0291

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McMow Art Glass Announces Spring And Summer Classes, Special Trips And Workshops For All Levels

McMow Art Glass takes pride in teaching exciting, technique oriented art glass classes! The Rickie Report shares the details of upcoming Spring and Summer classes, specialty workshops and an intimate visit to the Boca Museum of Art for the “Glasstress Exhibition”.  There is something for every level of glass artist, including art lovers!

 

 

 

 

701 N Dixie Hwy,     Lake Worth, Florida 33460

(561) 585-9011     www.mcmow.com

 

 

 

Join us for our Art Glass Classes TODAY!

SPRING-SUMMER BEGINNER & INTERMEDIATE STAINED GLASS

BEGINNER’S STAINED GLASS CLASSES:

Tuesday, March 7th – March 28th from 5:30 – 8:30pm

Saturday, March 25th – April 15th from 12pm – 3pm

Tuesday, April 4th – April 25th from 5:30 – 8:30pm

Saturday, April 29th – May 20th from 12:00-3:00pm

 

INTERMEDIATE STAINED GLASS CLASSES:

Tuesday, March 21st – April 18th from 6-9pm (Available for registration on 3/3/17)

Wednesday, March 22nd – April 19th from 6-9pm (Available for registration on 3/3/17)

Thursday, March 23rd – April 20th from 1-4pm (Available for registration on 3/3/17)

NEW! Thursday, March 23rd – April 20th from 6-9pm (Available for registration on 3/3/17)

 

SPRING-SUMMER 2017 SPECIALTY CLASSES
MARCH-JUNE
MARCH:

INTRODUCTION TO FUSING
Wednesday March 1st 6:30-8:30pm $95.00 *Beginner Level*

Gain elementary knowledge of kiln formed glass in this two hour course. Fundamental fusing terminology, techniques, and principles will be covered. The class begins with a lecture and remaining time is spent creating a set of four fused glass coasters. This is an entry level fused glass class, no experience is necessary. After completing this class, students will be eligible to register for our intermediate level fusing classes. All materials are included.

BEGINNER MOSAICS w/Taylor
Saturday March 5th 9am-3pm $150.00 *Beginner Level*

Create a beautiful mosaic glass piece of art in this one day class. The class will work together to design unique compositions as well as learn the process of mosaic glass cutting technique, adhesives and grouting. This unique technique will get you excited about all the possibilities the glass arts have to offer! Includes all materials.

COMPREHENSIVE CUTTING COURSE
Wednesday March 8th 6-9pm $85.00 *Beginner Level*

In this three hour course Phil will teach students about different cutting & breaking tools, how to cut glass, and the dos & don’ts of cutting glass. The class will end with a brief overview of a helpful cutting tool, The Morton System. This class is perfect for students who have taken an entry level fusing, mosaic, or stained glass class and are looking to improve or brush up on cutting skills. After taking this course, students should be comfortable enough with cutting to start working on pieces on their own. A 15% discount will be offered on cutting tools!

 

 

 

NEW BULL-CHIPPING & FUSING w/Phil
Saturday March 11th 9am-3pm $175.00 *Experience Required *

Learn three techniques to create one incredible art glass design! Learn the art of FUSING, SANDBLASTING & GLUECHIPPING alongside McMow Master, Phil Materio. Never-before taught – this class will fill up fast! All materials included. Previous kiln-forming knowledge and cutting skills are required for this class.

 

 

 

GLACIER GLASS
Wednesday March 15th 6:30-8:30pm $95.00 *Beginner Level*

This is going to be a fun one! Learn how to create this unique look as Patti walks your though the secrets of Glacier Glass. This fusing technique is great way to use clear scrap glass – which we all have!

 

 

 

NEW MOSAIC STEPPING STONES w/Taylor
Saturday March 18th 9am-3pm $150.00 *Beginner Level*

Dimensional, art glass mosaic for Beginners!!!! All materials included.

TASTE OF FUSING
Wednesday March 22nd 6:30-8:30pm $75.00 *Beginner Level*

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

 

 

 

PROFESSIONAL CAMING with McMow Master Jurgen – THIS ONE SELLS OUT FAST!
Saturday March 25th 9am-3pm $150.00 *Experience Required*

If you are an intermediate student looking to take your work larger OR create professional looking panels, then this class is for you! With more than 30 years of experience, Jurgen will walk you through this ancient process step-by-step. Glass and came is supplied, but you will need to bring your stained glass tools. Leave the class knowing the techniques of Old World Masters and with your very own leaded panel. This is an intermediate level stained glass class; students must be proficient in cutting & soldering techniques. Additional tools may need to be purchased.

 

 

EXPERIMENTING WITH BULLSEYE GLASS: Reactive Potential
Saturday March 28th 6:30-8:30pm $95.00 *Experience Required*

Learn to harness the reactive potential of Bullseye glass! Bullseye glasses are made with a variety of basic chemistries. When some of the glasses are combined with one another or with certain metal foils, the chemistries interact and produce special effects. Reactive effects can range from subtle to dramatic and can prove quite versatile in art and design. Learn more about the basic chemistries behind these effects and how to harness (or prevent) them to enhance your work. In this class you will study an extensive collection of samples and finished works and will make your own samples, using many forms of glass and foils. Basic glass cutting skills and kiln-forming experience. All materials and kiln firings included.

APRIL:

LET’S GET 3-DIMENSIONAL!!!! Take your art glass to the next level with these 3-D techniques

NEW Saturday, April 1st – STAINED GLASS FLOWER VASES with Faith 9am-3pm $75.00 *Copper-Foil Technique Required*

 

 

 

Create a beautiful, functional piece of art in this one day class. Learn how to take your copper foil art three-dimensional and apply this technique to future projects. Faith will guide you through this process with ease! All materials are included! Basic copper-foil technique is required including cutting, foiling and soldering.

Wednesday April 5th INTRODUCTION TO FUSING 6:30-8:30pm $75.00 *Beginner Level*

Gain elementary knowledge of kiln formed glass in this two hour course. Fundamental fusing terminology, techniques, and principles will be covered. The class begins with a lecture and remaining time is spent creating a set of four fused glass coasters. This is an entry level fused glass class, no experience is necessary. After completing this class, students will be eligible to register for our intermediate level fusing classes. All materials are included.

Saturday April 8th FOILING AND SOLDERING LAB with Faith 10am-12pm $25.00 *Beginner Level*

In this two-hour lab learn how to perfect your foiling and soldering technique. This lab is perfect for beginner as well as intermediate level students looking to take their copper foil skill level up a notch! This lab is a watch and learn experience.

 

NEW Wednesday April 12 TRICKS WITH TRANSPARENCIES with Patti 6:30-8:30pm $95.00 *Beginner Level*

In this class students will create two 8” X 8” Dishes learning a variety of unique techniques to utilize Bullseye transparent glass. Among other skills – students will learn how to dilute dark, transparent glass to create work with bright, vibrant colors. Please note: McMow Art Glass learned this technique from Helios Glass Studio, and is excited to share it with you!

Saturday April 15th & April 22nd KILNCASTING with Phil & Faith 9am-3pm $350.00 *Beginner Fusing Experience Encouraged*

Two Day Course 9am – 3pm

– 30 minute lunch break

In this intermediate to advanced level class, students create three-dimensional glass sculptures. Students learn the process of casting glass from two highly skilled instructors who walk you step-by-step through the mold making and glass firing processes. A wide-variety of materials are used included glass billets, frits, powders and hand pulled stringers. Students will leave with in-depth knowledge of the glass arts and mold making. Beginning level fused glass is encouraged. Students must wear closed toe shoes.

NEW Wednesday, April 19th KILNCARVING with Phil at the Armory Arts Center 6-9pm $65 *Beginner Level*
TO REGISTER PLEASE CONTACT The Armory Arts Center at: 832-1776

 

 

Interested in glass fusing?? This is the perfect way to try a new art form, while learning from a master! An introduction to kiln carving and slumping. If you are already fusing – add this exciting technique to your skill set! Create your designs and patterns using simple materials to create contours and textures into the glass Firing takes place after the workshop, so your finished piece will be available for pickup a few days after class. No previous experience necessary.

 

Saturday April 22nd KILNCASTING with Phil 9am-3pm $350.00 *Experience Required* this is a two-part class. PLEASE SEE ABOVE TO Saturday April 15th FOR DETAILS

 

 

Wednesday April 26th STAINED GLASS WINDCHIMES with/ Patti 6:30-8:30pm $65.00 *Copper-Foil Technique Required*

A fun way to use all of that left over scrap glass you have laying around! Create a beautiful wind chime in this make it and take it class – perfect for gift giving! All materials included.

NEW Friday April 28th – GLASSTRESS EXHIBITION at the Boca Museum of Art 10am Enjoy a Docent Led Tour! $10

 

About Glassstress: Part of a new curatorial initiative to examine areas traditionally considered ‘craft,’ but which present alternative mediums of increasing interest to contemporary artists, Glasstress features 25-30 glass installations created by contemporary artists from around the world in collaboration with the international organization Glasstress, Venice and the master glass artisans of Berengo Studio, Murano. The results challenge our notion of glass as a ‘beautiful’ material and encourage us to explore the bold, political, and sometimes less than pristine aspects of the medium. Works included in the Glasstress Boca Raton exhibition incorporate performance, video, interactive media, design, and even video games, and delve into substantial content, from race, identity, and colonialism to themes of science and nature and issues of biological diversity, global hunger, and climate change

NEW Saturday April 29th COLOUR DE VERRE –Fused Glass Boxes w/ Special Guest Irene 9am-12pm $150.00 *Beginner Level*

Merging the age-old art of glass casting with modern technology and contemporary design, Colour de Verre molds can be filled with glass powders, pate de verre, glass frits, or cut sheet glass. In this class students will create stunning 3-dimensional Colour de Verre cast box. Even better – the class includes the Colour de Verre mold so you can continue to create with this unique technique. All materials and firings included. No experience necessary!About Irene: Irene has working as a glass artist for the past12 years and owns Palm Beach Smashing Glass. Her art glass has been shown in numerous galleries here and around Florida. Her creations include both fused and cast glass sculptures, jewelry, Judaiica, and items for the home.

MAY:

Don’t Miss the MOST EXCITING Event of the Year GLASS QUEST 2017!

 

Wednesday May 3rd INTRODUCTION TO FUSING 6:30-8:30pm $75.00 *Beginner Level*

 

Gain elementary knowledge of kiln formed glass in this two hour course. Fundamental fusing terminology, techniques, and principles will be covered. The class begins with a lecture and remaining time is spent creating a set of four fused glass coasters. This is an entry level fused glass class, no experience is necessary. After completing this class, students will be eligible to register for our intermediate level fusing classes. All materials are included.

NEW Saturday May 6th PUDDLE & DICHRO JEWELRY TECHNIQUE w/ Patti 9am-3pm $150.00 *Beginner
Level*

 

 


In this full-day students will learn a multitude of jewelry design techniques that can be achieved using dichroic glass, as well as NEW puddle glass cabochon technique! The instructor will demonstrate techniques such as reverse etching, using a dremmel tool, and decal application. A variety of methods for making your fused dichroic and puddle glass pieces wearable will be covered as well. Students will create four pendants. All materials are included. Introductory level fusing knowledge is encouraged.

Wednesday May 10th COMPREHENSIVE CUTTING COURSE 6-9pm $85.00 *Beginner Level*

In this three hour course Phil will teach students about different cutting & breaking tools, how to cut glass, and the dos & don’ts of cutting glass. The class will end with a brief overview of a helpful cutting tool, The Morton System. This class is perfect for students who have taken an entry level fusing, mosaic, or stained glass class and are looking to improve or brush up on cutting skills. After taking this course, students should be comfortable enough with cutting to start working on pieces on their own. A 15% discount will be offered on cutting tools!

NEW Saturday May 13th REVERSE METHOD MOSAICS w/Special Guest Debbie Davis 9am-3pm $150.00 *Beginner Level*

This class is an introduction to a reverse method of mosaics which uses tape instead of gluing each piece separately. This method allows for more versatility and a cleaner application. The gluing takes place at the completion of the project. This workshop is open to beginner and intermediate levels.

 

About Debbie Davis: Davis is a mosaic artist from North Palm Beach, Florida. She was recently accepting as an emerging artist at Artigras 2017. She has trained with several well-known mosaic artists, but is mostly self-taught, drawing from the inspiration of Antoni Gaudí, and other great mosaic artists of the past. Through her art, Debbie would like to inspire others to express passion, love and simplicity in all they do.

Saturday May 20th INTERMEDIATE FUSED GLASS 9am-3pm $150.00 *Experience Required*

 


Take your fused glass skills to the next level in this full day course! Cutting techniques, kiln preparation, firing schedules, and compatibility & COE are just a few of the necessary fusing concepts that will be covered. Students are encouraged to focus on, and consider design when creating their choice of a fused & slumped plate or sushi platter. Introduction to Fused Glass (or equivalent) is a prerequisite. All materials are included.

NEW: May 26th, 27th, 28th, 2017: GLASS QUEST 2017

 

 

 

Join your fellow ART GLASS enthusiasts for the opportunity of a lifetime at GLASS QUEST 2017.
Enjoy a weekend of education, inspiration and engagement for glass enthusiasts of all types. Incredible networking opportunities, as well as overall engagement in the evolving world of art glass education & advocacy! Meet & partner with other glass artists as we push the boundaries of Glass as a Contemporary Art Form! LAUNCHING: May 26th, 27th, 28th, 2017 in beautiful downtown West Palm Beach, Florida.

Register Today at: www.Glassquest2017.eventbrite.com

JUNE:

NEW NEW NEW: New Labs & Classes Below!!!!

 

NEW Saturday June 3rd LAB: Finishing Techniques for Art Glass Projects w/Patti 10am-12pm $25*Beginner Level*

Tired of the same old expensive glass stands and displays? In this workshop, we will demonstrate methods to create your own displays for your work with readily available materials and a little imagination. The possibilities are limitless and will allow you to take your pieces to the professional level!

Wednesday June 7th INTRODUCTION TO FUSED GLASS 6:30-8:30pm $95.00 *Beginner Level*

 

Gain elementary knowledge of kiln formed glass in this two hour course. Fundamental fusing terminology, techniques, and principles will be covered. The class begins with a lecture and remaining time is spent creating a set of four fused glass coasters. This is an entry level fused glass class, no experience is necessary. After completing this class, students will be eligible to register for our intermediate level fusing classes. All materials are included.

NEW Saturday June 10th DEMO DAY! Cold Working Techniques w/Phil Free! 10am-12pm *Beginner Level*

In this FREE demonstration, participants will learn how to safely use a variety of coldworking tools to shape and bevel the edges of a fused glass piece, as well as how to sand and grind the top and bottom surfaces of a kilnformed object. Students will be introduced to the tile saw, belt sander, lap wheel, angle grinder, loose grit, lathe, diamond hand laps and sandblaster. The demo will also include a discussion on the effects of fire polishing coldworked surfaces.

 

Wednesday June 14th DOTS & STRIPES Fusing with Rods 6:30-8:30pm $75.00 *Beginner Level*

 

 


Explore a new form of glass: rods! In this two-hour project-based class, you’ll work with a huge palette of opalescent sheet glass and rods to create two stylish square plates, one with stripes and another with dots. Your plates will be fired after class and available for pick-up a few days later. All materials and kiln firings included.

NEW Wednesday, June 14th KILNCARVING with Phil at the Armory Arts Center 6-9pm $65 *Beginner Level*

Interested in glass fusing?? This is the perfect way to try a new art form, while learning from a master! An introduction to kiln carving and slumping. If you are already fusing – add this exciting technique to your skill set! Create your designs and patterns using simple materials to create contours and textures into the glass. Firing takes place after the workshop, so your finished piece will be available for pickup a few days after class. No previous experience necessary.

NEW Saturday June 17th MASTERING THE MASTERS in Fusion: Pollock & Matisse w/ Patti 9am-3pm $150 *Cutting Experience Required*

 

Do you love the Masters? In this class, you will learn how to turn selected Matisse painted gouache cutouts into a workable glass pattern to cut and create your own masterpiece, and play with the techniques required to turn a Pollock canvas into a fused glass abstract impressionist drip painting. Cutting experience required.

Wednesday June 28th & Wednesday July 5th INTRODUCTION TO PATE DE VERRE w/ Phil 6pm-9pm $250 this is a Two-Part Course *Beginner Fusing Experience Required*

 

 


Learn the basics of pâte de verre from start to finish while making a thin-walled, kilnformed bowl in this hands-on workshop. (The term literally means “paste of glass” in French.) Make a plaster silica mold from a model, pack it with glass, fire it, then divest and finish it. Students will have access to a broad palette of colored frit and samples to help predict and understand fired qualities. Demonstrations will include various techniques of working with glass powders against the mold, working with color reactions, as well as how to back-fill a packed mold to support the walls of the piece during firing. No prerequisites

Saturday June 24th INTERMEDIATE FUSED GLASS w/ Patti 9am-3pm $150.00 *Experience Required*

Take your fused glass skills to the next level in this full day course! Cutting techniques, kiln preparation, firing schedules, and compatibility & COE are just a few of the necessary fusing concepts that will be covered. Students are encouraged to focus on, and consider design when creating their choice of a fused & slumped plate or sushi platter. Introduction to Fused Glass (or equivalent) is a prerequisite. All materials are included.

 

 

 

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

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Exciting Updates At “Glass Quest 2017” Bringing Brilliant Teachers And Glass Visionaries To West Palm Beach

The Rickie Report shares updates for Glass Quest 2017, taking place May 26, 27,28, 2017.  Wardell Productions and McMow Art Glass are bringing world renown glass visionaries, educators, publishers, teachers and creators to West Palm Beach, FL for what promises to be a full weekend of education and engagement!  Read the details here, including how to sign up!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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******UPDATES  FOR  GLASS  QUEST  2017******

 

 

 

 

 

REGISTER:

www.Glassquest2017.eventbrite.com

For more information call:  561.585.9011 or 954.557.5589

 

 

 

 

 

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 Announces World Premiere Of Their Own Exclusive Sheet Glass To Celebrate 40th Anniversary

In honor of their 40th Anniversary, McMow Art Glass in cooperation with Bullseye Glass, has created a one-of-a-kind art glass sheet style. This custom, hand-rolled glass is used for all types of art glass including kiln-formed (fused), mosaic, and stained glass. Phil Materio, Vice-President of McMow Art Glass pulled inspiration from the colors, art and architecture that have made both South Beach and Palm Beach so famous.  “FLORAdia” glass is named for his mother, Flora Materio.  This style will be exclusive to McMow Art Glass and its customers. The Rickie Report shares the backstory and some sneak peeks.  Kudos to McMow for celebrating this milestone in such a meaningful and creative way!

 

 

 

 

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701 North Dixie Hwy.    Lake Worth, FL 33460

 

561-585-9011     Fax: 561-586-2292

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

 

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

 

 

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Phil Materio tells The Rickie Report, “We found inspiration in the design aesthetic which has made South Florida a mecca for artists of all kinds. Bright pops of color, tropical weather, and design and architecture from the neighboring cities of both Palm Beach and South Beach provided us with ample inspiration”!

 

 

Our FLORAdia Styles:

 

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Palm Beach

 

 

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 South Beach

 

 

 

The FLORAdia Glass is now available at McMow!

Stay tuned for our upcoming class schedule. We will be releasing special classes which will include exciting ways to use this one-of-a-kind sheet style!

 

 

FLORAdia Glass: A Bullseye/McMow Collaboration!

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Close-up of FLORAdia Glass Bowl

 

 

 

 

In collaboration with Bullseye Glass Co, McMow worked to create a this one-of-a-kind art glass sheet style. This custom, hand-rolled glass is used for all types of art glass including kiln-formed (fused), mosaic, and stained glass.

 

 

Phil Materio, Vice-President of McMow Art Glass knew that he wanted glass that would feel like South Florida. We pulled inspiration from the colors, art and architecture that have made both South Beach and Palm Beach so famous. When the colors came together it was exactly what he had envisioned – a perfect blend of the these two stunning destinations. He decided to name the glass after his mother Flora Materio. Flora lived in South Florida and often times traveled with Phil to both South & Palm Beach to see McMow’a installations in both areas. Remembering these trips he knew immediately FLORAdia was the perfect name for this new glass creation.

 

 

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FLORAdia Glass Bowl

 

 

 

Phil shares, “While I have fond memories of my mom in Florida, it was really her encouragement that led me to immerse myself in the art glass world,” said Phil Materio, Vice President of McMow Art Glass. “I couldn’t think of anyone I would like to honor more than my mom on our 40th anniversary year. She was one of the big reasons McMow even came to be.”

 

 

How is art glass made:

 

“We worked alongside the glass crafter at Bullseye to determine which colors would be compatible with each other. Bullseye has a very similar business model – also getting started about 40 years ago. Like McMow, they know that art glass is a fine art and have pushed the envelope of working with glass year after year”.

 

 

Here’s a video about glass making at Bullseye

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DO7584g57z0

 

 

Glass is made by melting together several minerals at very high temperatures. Silica in the form of sand is the main ingredient and this is combined with soda ash and limestone and melted in a furnace at temperatures of 1700°C. Other materials can be added to produce different colors or properties.
What is Art Glass? colored glass that’s manufactured for use in art and architecture. This type of glass can be used for stained glass and mosaic work, and most are tested-compatible for fusing and other methods of forming glass within a kiln.

 

 

For more information about this, classes and other McMow services:

Taylor Materio, Creative Director
McMow Art Glass, Inc
561-585-9011 x108    Fax: 561-586-2292
taylor@mcmow.com
www.mcmow.com
www.facebook.com/mcmowartglass

 

 

 

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

 

McMow Art Glass Announces NEW Classes From Beginner To Advanced

McMow Art Glass invites you to its new classes! From beginners to advanced glass professionals, there is something for everyone! If you have always been fascinated by glass, now is your chance to try different techniques! The Rickie Report shares the details and photos of classes beginning February ,2016 through March, 2016. We remind our readers – you can also find magnificent handmade glass decor, functional glass items and glass jewelry at McMow Art Glass’ showroom.

 

 

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701 North Dixie Highway Lake Worth, Florida 33460
P: 561-585-9011   F: 561-586-2292
www.mcmow.com

 

 

 

 

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FEBRUARY 2016 SPECIALTY CLASSES:

 

 

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PATTERN BAR CASTING

Wednesday February 3rd & Wednesday February 10th 6-8pm

$150.00 *Experience Required*

 

 

Learn how to construct and cast pattern bars in this two part class. Specific firing schedules and formulas will be discussed. Students will choose from a variety of Bullseye glass to use when creating a rectangular shaped cast piece. This is an advanced level fusing class; introductory kiln forming knowledge and cutting experience are required. All materials are included. If desired, Pieces may be slumped for an additional & discounted fee.

 

 

 

OPEN FACE KILN CASTING

Saturday February 6th & Saturday February 13th 9am-3pm

$350.00 *Experience Required*

Go to a new dimension with your fused art pieces in this two part class! Students will learn how to make a one-of-a kind, three-dimensional, cast glass piece by using clay and a plaster mixture in an open face kiln casting technique. It’s a class every fuser is sure to love. This is an advanced level fusing class; introductory kiln forming knowledge is required. All materials are included.

 

 

 

 

 

DICHROIC JEWELRY: EXPLORING DESIGN TECHNIQUES

Wednesday February 17th 5:30-8:30

$95.00 *Experience Required*

 

 

In this 3 hour course students will learn a multitude of jewelry design techniques that can be achieved using dichroic glass. The instructor will demonstrate techniques such as reverse etching, using a dremmel tool, and decal application. A variety of methods for making your fused dichroic pieces wearable will be covered as well. Students will create two pendants. All materials are included. Introductory level fusing knowledge is required.

 

 

 

EXPERIMENTING WITH BULLSEYE GLASS:

THE ALCHEMY SERIES

Saturday February 20th 9am-12pm

$125.00 *Experience Required*

Bullseye Glass Company’s long history of artistic experimentation is just one of the many reasons we love their product. This is your opportunity to experiment with the latest edition to their line of reactive glass. Students will create their choice of a plate or sushi platter using silver foil and alchemy glass. This is an advanced level fusing class; introductory kiln forming knowledge is required. All materials are included.

 

 

INTRODUCTION TO FUSED GLASS

Saturday February 20th 12:30-3pm

$95.00 *Beginner Level*

 

Gain elementary knowledge of kiln formed glass in this two and a half hour course. Fundamental fusing terminology, techniques, and principles will be covered. The class begins with a lecture and remaining time is spent creating a set of four fused glass coasters. This is an entry level fused glass class, no experience is necessary. After completing this class, students will be eligible to register for our intermediate level fusing classes. All materials are included.

 

 

ARCHAEOLOGICAL IMPRINTS IN GLASS

Wednesday February 24th 5:30-8:30pm

$125.00 *Experience Required*

Learn how to petrify live plant material into glass using the Fossil Vitra technique. Students will be provided with a variety of plant material, glass powders, and iridized glass to create their choice of a plate or sushi platter. All materials are included. This is an advanced level fusing class; introductory kiln forming knowledge is required.

 

 

GLASS PAINTING with PETER MCGRAIN

Friday February 26th, Saturday, February 27th, & Sunday, February 28th

9am-5pm

$800 *Beginner Level*

 

This 3-day workshop with world renowned glass artist, Peter McGrain, 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. Instruction includes 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 include. 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.

 

 

MARCH 2016 SPECIALTY CLASSES:

MARCH 2016

 

 

 

INTRODUCTION TO FUSED GLASS

Wednesday March 2nd 6-8:30pm

$95.00 *Beginner Level*

 

Gain elementary knowledge of kiln formed glass in this two and a half hour course. Fundamental fusing terminology, techniques, and principles will be covered. The class begins with a lecture and remaining time is spent creating a set of four fused glass coasters. This is an entry level fused glass class, no experience is necessary. After completing this class, students will be eligible to register for our intermediate level fusing classes. All materials are included.

 

MOSAIC MIRRORS

Saturday March 5th 9am-3pm

$125.00 *Beginner Level*

Learn how to create a beautiful mosaic mirror in this one day class. Taylor will walk you through the process of mosaics from beginning to end while you work on your beautiful, one-of-a-kind creation! Class will end with a grouting demonstration to be completed at home. Pattern will be provided and all materials are Included.

 

 

TASTE OF FUSING

Wednesday March 9th 6-8pm

$70.00 *Beginner Level*

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.

 

 

COMPREHENSIVE CUTTING COURSE

Saturday March 12th 9am-12pm

$60.00 *Beginner Level*

In this three hour course Phil will teach students about different cutting & breaking tools, how to cut glass, and the do’s & don’ts of cutting glass. The class will end with a brief overview of a helpful cutting tool, The Morton System. This class is perfect for students who have taken an entry level fusing, mosaic, or stained glass class and are looking to improve or brush up on cutting skills. After taking this course, students should be comfortable enough with cutting to start working on pieces on their own. A 15% discount will be offered on cutting tools!

 

 

INTRODUCTION TO FUSED GLASS

Saturday March 12th 12:30-3pm

$95.00 *Beginner Level*

Gain elementary knowledge of kiln formed glass in this two and a half hour course. Fundamental fusing terminology, techniques, and principles will be covered. The class begins with a lecture and remaining time is spent creating a set of four fused glass coasters. This is an entry level fused glass class, no experience is necessary. After completing this class, students will be eligible to register for our intermediate level fusing classes. All materials are included.

 

 

FUSAICS: SCENES OF THE SEA

Wednesday March 16th, 23rd, & 30th 5:30-8:30pm

$185.00 *Beginner Level*

Create a unique “under the sea” scene using both fused glass AND mosaic techniques! The first class will be spent learning the basics of fusing and creating fused glass adornments to be incorporated into your mosaic piece on the second week. Overall dimensions will be 12” x 12”; Create your own pattern or choose from one of ours. All materials are included.

 

 

MORTON SYSTEM LAB

Saturday March 19th 12-3pm

$60.00 *Beginner Level*

Looking to brush up on your Morton system skills? Then don’t miss this opportunity! Bring in your own Morton System and Phil will teach you how to use it. Don’t have a Morton System? NO PROBLEM! Borrow one of ours for the lab and special order one of your own at a discounted price!

 

 

LEAD CAME

Saturday March 26th 9am-3pm

$150.00 *Experience Required*

If you are an intermediate student looking to take your work larger OR create professional looking panels, then this class is for you! With more than 30 years of experience, Jurgen will walk you through this ancient process step-by-step. Glass and lead is supplied, but you will need to bring your stained glass tools. Leave the class knowing the techniques of Old World Masters and with your very own leaded panel. This is an intermediate level stained glass class; students must be proficient in cutting & soldering techniques. Additional tools may need to be purchased.

 

 

INTERMEDIATE FUSED GLASS

Saturday March 26th 9am-3pm

$150.00 *Experience Required*

Take your fused glass skills to the next level in this full day course! Cutting techniques, kiln preparation, firing schedules, and compatibility & COE are just a few of the necessary fusing concepts that will be covered. Students are encouraged to focus on, and consider design when creating their choice of a fused & slumped plate or sushi platter. Introduction to Fused Glass (or equivalent) is a prerequisite. All materials are included.

 

 

For more information: Contact McMow Art Glass

701 North Dixie Highway
Lake Worth, Florida 33460
P: 561-585-9011
F: 561-586-2292
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

McMow Art Glass Announces Upcoming Classes

McMow Art Glass invites you to its new classes, beginning this week!  From beginners to advanced glass professionals, there is something for everyone!  If you have always been fascinated by glass, now is your chance to try different techniques!  The Rickie Report shares the details and photos of classes beginning January,2016 through March, 2016. We remind our readers – you can also find magnificent handmade glass decor, functional glass items and glass jewelry at McMow Art Glass’ showroom.

 

 

 

 

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701 North Dixie Highway    Lake Worth, Florida 33460
P: 561-585-9011    F: 561-586-2292
www.mcmow.com

 

 

N E W    C L A S S E S !

 

 

 

JANUARY 2016 SPECIALTY CLASSES:

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INTRODUCTION TO FUSED GLASS

Wednesday January 6th 6-8:30

$95.00 *Beginner Level*

Gain elementary knowledge of kiln formed glass in this two and a half hour course. Fundamental fusing terminology, techniques, and principles will be covered. The class begins with a lecture and remaining time is spent creating a set of four fused glass coasters. This is an entry level fused glass class, no experience is necessary. After completing this class, students will be eligible to register for our intermediate level fusing classes. All materials are included.

 

 

INTERMEDIATE FUSED GLASS

Saturday January 9th 9am-3pm

$150.00 *Experience Required*

 

Take your fused glass skills to the next level in this full day course! Cutting techniques, kiln preparation, firing schedules, and compatibility & COE are just a few of the necessary fusing concepts that will be covered. Students are encouraged to focus on, and consider design when creating their choice of a fused & slumped plate or sushi platter. Introduction to Fused Glass (or equivalent) is a prerequisite. All materials are included.

 

 

COMPREHENSIVE CUTTING COURSE

Wednesday January 13th 5:30-8:30

$60.00 *Beginner Level*

In this three hour course Phil will teach students about different cutting & breaking tools, how to cut glass, and the do’s & don’ts of cutting glass. The class will end with a brief overview of a helpful cutting tool, The Morton System. This class is perfect for students who have taken an entry level fusing, mosaic, or stained glass class and are looking to improve or brush up on cutting skills. After taking this course, students should be comfortable enough with cutting to start working on pieces on their own. A 15% discount will be offered on cutting tools the day of class!

 

FRAMING LAB

Saturday January 16th 9am-11:30am

$25.00 *Beginner Level*

Framing is one of the last steps in building a stained glass panel and one of the most important! Watch & learn the ins and outs of framing your stained glass projects. Lab participants will learn how to work with a variety of framing materials in this two and a half hour lab.

 

 

PANEL LAMPS

Saturday January 16th, 23rd, & 30th 12-3pm

$95.00 *Experience Required*

Lamps are one of the most sought after and treasured facets of the stained glass world. Create one of your own is this three-part class! Pattern, internal hardware, helpful stabilizing tools, and a copy of Wardell publications’ “Northern Shades” book will be included in the course cost! All other tools, glass, and materials will need to be provided or purchased by the student. A 15% discount will be offered on your choice of a lamp base the day of class. This is an intermediate level stained glass class; students must be proficient in cutting & soldering techniques.

 

 

INTRODUCTION TO FUSED GLASS

Wednesday January 20th 6-8:30pm

$95.00 *Beginner Level*

Gain elementary knowledge of kiln formed glass in this two and a half hour course. Fundamental fusing terminology, techniques, and principles will be covered. The class begins with a lecture and remaining time is spent creating a set of four fused glass coasters. This is an entry level fused glass class, no experience is necessary. After completing this class, students will be eligible to register for our intermediate level fusing classes. All materials are included.

 

 

PATTERN ADAPTATION LAB

Saturday January 23rd 9-11:30am

$25.00 *Beginner Level*

Learn the art of designing your own pattern in this informative lab! The process for adapting a pattern from a photo or other reference will be discussed. The instructor will also review how to design to make cutting easier, when to use lead came vs. copper foil, and where hooks should go on your panels. Have a question about a pattern you want to work on? This is the time to ask a professional.

 

TASTE OF FUSING

Wednesday January 27th 6-8pm

$70.00 *Beginner Level*

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.

 

 

GET TO KNOW YOUR KILN LAB

Saturday January 30th 9-11:30am

$25.00 *Beginner Level*

Learn all about your kiln in this informative lab! McMow Master, Phil, will explain the ins and outs of a kiln and how they work. All fusing levels welcome! Bring a paper and a pen to take notes. Phil will end the lab with a Question and Answer session.

 

 

 

FEBRUARY 2016 SPECIALTY CLASSES:

 

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PATTERN BAR CASTING

Wednesday February 3rd & Wednesday February 10th 6-8pm

$150.00 *Experience Required*

Learn how to construct and cast pattern bars in this two part class. Specific firing schedules and formulas will be discussed. Students will choose from a variety of Bullseye glass to use when creating a rectangular shaped cast piece. This is an advanced level fusing class; introductory kiln forming knowledge and cutting experience are required. All materials are included. If desired, Pieces may be slumped for an additional & discounted fee.

 

 

OPEN FACE KILN CASTING

Saturday February 6th & Saturday February 13th 9am-3pm

$350.00 *Experience Required*

Go to a new dimension with your fused art pieces in this two part class! Students will learn how to make a one-of-a kind, three-dimensional, cast glass piece by using clay and a plaster mixture in an open face kiln casting technique. It’s a class every fuser is sure to love. This is an advanced level fusing class; introductory kiln forming knowledge is required. All materials are included.

 

DICHROIC JEWELRY: EXPLORING DESIGN TECHNIQUES

Wednesday February 17th 5:30-8:30

$95.00 *Experience Required*

In this 3 hour course students will learn a multitude of jewelry design techniques that can be achieved using dichroic glass. The instructor will demonstrate techniques such as reverse etching, using a dremmel tool, and decal application. A variety of methods for making your fused dichroic pieces wearable will be covered as well. Students will create two pendants. All materials are included. Introductory level fusing knowledge is required.

 

 

EXPERIMENTING WITH BULLSEYE GLASS:

THE ALCHEMY SERIES

Saturday February 20th 9am-12pm

$125.00 *Experience Required*

Bullseye Glass Company’s long history of artistic experimentation is just one of the many reasons we love their product. This is your opportunity to experiment with the latest edition to their line of reactive glass. Students will create their choice of a plate or sushi platter using silver foil and alchemy glass. This is an advanced level fusing class; introductory kiln forming knowledge is required. All materials are included.

 

 

INTRODUCTION TO FUSED GLASS

Saturday February 20th 12:30-3pm

$95.00 *Beginner Level*

Gain elementary knowledge of kiln formed glass in this two and a half hour course. Fundamental fusing terminology, techniques, and principles will be covered. The class begins with a lecture and remaining time is spent creating a set of four fused glass coasters. This is an entry level fused glass class, no experience is necessary. After completing this class, students will be eligible to register for our intermediate level fusing classes. All materials are included.

 

 

ARCHAEOLOGICAL IMPRINTS IN GLASS

Wednesday February 24th 5:30-8:30pm

$125.00 *Experience Required*

Learn how to petrify live plant material into glass using the Fossil Vitra technique. Students will be provided with a variety of plant material, glass powders, and iridized glass to create their choice of a plate or sushi platter. All materials are included. This is an advanced level fusing class; introductory kiln forming knowledge is required.

 

 

 

GLASS PAINTING with PETER MCGRAIN

Friday February 26th, Saturday, February 27th, & Sunday, February  28th

9am-5pm

$800 *Beginner Level*

This 3-day workshop with world renowned glass artist, Peter McGrain, 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. Instruction includes 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 include. 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.

 

MARCH 2016 SPECIALTY CLASSES:

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INTRODUCTION TO FUSED GLASS

Wednesday March 2nd 6-8:30pm

$95.00 *Beginner Level*

Gain elementary knowledge of kiln formed glass in this two and a half hour course. Fundamental fusing terminology, techniques, and principles will be covered. The class begins with a lecture and remaining time is spent creating a set of four fused glass coasters. This is an entry level fused glass class, no experience is necessary. After completing this class, students will be eligible to register for our intermediate level fusing classes. All materials are included.

 

MOSAIC MIRRORS

Saturday March 5th 9am-3pm

$125.00 *Beginner Level*

Learn how to create a beautiful mosaic mirror in this one day class. Taylor will walk you through the process of mosaics from beginning to end while you work on your beautiful, one-of-a-kind creation! Class will end with a grouting demonstration to be completed at home. Pattern will be provided and all materials are Included.

 

TASTE OF FUSING

Wednesday March 9th 6-8pm

$70.00 *Beginner Level*

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.

 

COMPREHENSIVE CUTTING COURSE

Saturday March 12th 9am-12pm

$60.00 *Beginner Level*

In this three hour course Phil will teach students about different cutting & breaking tools, how to cut glass, and the do’s & don’ts of cutting glass. The class will end with a brief overview of a helpful cutting tool, The Morton System. This class is perfect for students who have taken an entry level fusing, mosaic, or stained glass class and are looking to improve or brush up on cutting skills. After taking this course, students should be comfortable enough with cutting to start working on pieces on their own. A 15% discount will be offered on cutting tools!

 

INTRODUCTION TO FUSED GLASS

Saturday March 12th 12:30-3pm

$95.00 *Beginner Level*

Gain elementary knowledge of kiln formed glass in this two and a half hour course. Fundamental fusing terminology, techniques, and principles will be covered. The class begins with a lecture and remaining time is spent creating a set of four fused glass coasters. This is an entry level fused glass class, no experience is necessary. After completing this class, students will be eligible to register for our intermediate level fusing classes. All materials are included.

 

FUSAICS: SCENES OF THE SEA

Wednesday March 16th, 23rd, & 30th 5:30-8:30pm

$185.00 *Beginner Level*

Create a unique “under the sea” scene using both fused glass AND mosaic techniques! The first class will be spent learning the basics of fusing and creating fused glass adornments to be incorporated into your mosaic piece on the second week. Overall dimensions will be 12” x 12”; Create your own pattern or choose from one of ours. All materials are included.

 

MORTON SYSTEM LAB

Saturday March 19th 12-3pm

$60.00 *Beginner Level*

Looking to brush up on your Morton system skills? Then don’t miss this opportunity! Bring in your own Morton System and Phil will teach you how to use it. Don’t have a Morton System? NO PROBLEM! Borrow one of ours for the lab and special order one of your own at a discounted price!

 

LEAD CAME

Saturday March 26th 9am-3pm

$150.00 *Experience Required*

If you are an intermediate student looking to take your work larger OR create professional looking panels, then this class is for you! With more than 30 years of experience, Jurgen will walk you through this ancient process step-by-step. Glass and lead is supplied, but you will need to bring your stained glass tools. Leave the class knowing the techniques of Old World Masters and with your very own leaded panel. This is an intermediate level stained glass class; students must be proficient in cutting & soldering techniques. Additional tools may need to be purchased.

 

INTERMEDIATE FUSED GLASS

Saturday March 26th 9am-3pm

$150.00 *Experience Required*

Take your fused glass skills to the next level in this full day course! Cutting techniques, kiln preparation, firing schedules, and compatibility & COE are just a few of the necessary fusing concepts that will be covered. Students are encouraged to focus on, and consider design when creating their choice of a fused & slumped plate or sushi platter. Introduction to Fused Glass (or equivalent) is a prerequisite. All materials are included.

 

For more information: Contact McMow Art Glass

701 North Dixie Highway
Lake Worth, Florida 33460
P: 561-585-9011
F: 561-586-2292
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

You Are Invited to a Weekend Full of Complimentary Art Glass Showcases!

You are invited to a weekend full of complimentary art glass showcases!  McMow Art Glass, the Benzaiten Center for Creative Arts, Bullseye Glass Company and  Jen-Ken Kilns are offering glass blowing demonstrations, a Special Gallery of Artists, FREE presentations and huge discounts on glass supplies.  The Rickie Report shares the details here.

 

 

 

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Art Comes To Life at Lake Worth Art Synergy Event

 

Art comes to life in flaming glory on Friday, January 23, 2015 at 7:00 PM as two of the most renowned glass artisans, Shelly Muzylowski and Rik Allen, give live demonstrations of their glassblowing skills at the new Benzaiten Center for Creative Arts, a 14,000 square foot fine arts fabrication center located in Lake Worth. Benzaiten’s Creative Director Rick Eggert will be also demonstrating his phenomenal skills along with glass artist, David Peterson.

Participants will also enjoy:

  • music, flowing champagne & wine along with artistic nibbles
  • a special gallery show with many of the city’s leading artists participating

Where: 1105 2nd Ave South, Lake Worth, FL 33460

When: 7pm – 10pm

 

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Join McMow Art Glass

Saturday, January 24th

for TWO FREE PRESENTATIONS!

 

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‘Back to Basics’
with Mike Glotfelty of Jen-Ken Kilns
10-11 am

Learn the basics of kiln operation from one of the best kiln manufacturers in the business. A wide variety of topics will be covered including shelf wash procedure, programming, kiln loading, and many more! This will be an interactive presentation fueled but your questions so please come prepared with questions and issues to troubleshoot.

 

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‘Special Effects in Fused Glass’
with Amy Ferber of Bullseye Glass Co.
1-3 pm

 

McMow Art Glass is proud and extremely excited to announce that Amy Ferber of Bullseye Glass Co. will be joining us all the way from Portland, Oregon! She will be doing a presentation about the Special Effects you can achieve with Bullseye’s extensive palette of reactive glass styles complete with a video & slideshow presentation, samples, and a quiz wrap it all up! Don’t miss out on this extra special learning opportunity.

 

 

INCREDIBLE DISCOUNTS WILL BE OFFERED ON RELATED CLASSES AND PRODUCTS DESCRIBED & USED IN BOTH PRESENTATIONS!

 

For more information about McMow Art Glass and these events  please visit: www.mcmow.com

701 North Dixie Hwy. Lake Worth, FL. 33460
Phone: 561.585.9011 EXT 106

 

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

Art Synergy Announces Events During ArtPalmBeach in Nine Districts: Welcome to ARTWEEK 2015!

ArtPalmBeach is internationally renowned as the premiere mid-winter contemporary art fair on Florida’s Gold Coast by both art critics and enthusiasts. Celebrating its 18th year, it is Palm Beach County’s longest running fair dedicated to contemporary, emerging, and modern master works of art of the 20th and 21st centuries. Over 85 international galleries will be exhibiting paintings, sculpture, functional and innovative design. Video, new technologies, performance art and art installations have become a unique feature offering collectors exposure to today’s emerging art trends.  ArtSynergy:  In conjunction with ArtPalmBeach, nine County-wide Art Districts and local cultural institutions will offer exhibitions and events in the surrounding area, creating a unique exciting region wide art week.  

The Rickie Report is pleased to provide you with the daily highlights.  Please note that schedules are subject to change, so consult the appropriate websites provided. Events may take place at the same time in various sites.  Don’t miss the special offer from UBER!

 

 

 

Art Synergy2015 at Art Palm Beach

ARTPALMBEACH/ ART SYNERGY

Palm Beach County Convention Center

First View, Collectors’ Invitational

& VIP Reception :

Wednesday, January 21, 2015

Public Hours

Thursday, Jan 22 -­ 12 pm -­ 7 pm
Friday, Jan 23 ­- 12 pm ­- 7 pm
Saturday, Jan 24 -­ 12 pm -­ 7 pm
Sunday, Jan 25 ­- 12 pm -­ 6 pm

650 Okeechobee Boulevard    West Palm Beach, Florida 33401

VIP Reception and Premiere

“ART SYNERGY’s Palm Beach Art”

Wednesday, January 21, 2015

6 – 10 pm  

Booth # 718

Exhibit Dates January 21-25, 2015 

 

“Art Synergy’s 2nd Annual Palm Beach Art,” is a juried exhibition of works by professional artists residing in Palm Beach County has been juried by Paul Fisher and Rolando Chang Barrero.

 

Artwork by Erin B. Fromkes Courtesy of Art Synergy

Artwork by Erin B. Fromkes Courtesy of Art Synergy

 

“This exhibition is an exploration of the aesthetic and scope of work created in South Florida.  Twenty selected works will be on display at ArtPalmBeach, which is internationally renowned as the premiere mid-winter contemporary art fair on Florida’s Gold Coast by both art critics and enthusiasts”, explains Rolando Chang Barrero.  

 

 

Whitespace Collection

Wednesday January 21st at 8:00 pm                                Thursday, Friday, Saturday January 22,23,24  at 3:00 pm    Sunday January 25th at 2:00 pm

At Whitespace Collection Booth #715 International Performance artist, Beatriz Millar will present “Plastic Dorian in Love”.  There is limited seating available.

 

ART DISTRICTS

 ArtSynergy2015 Map (1)

 

ART SYNERGY/ARTWEEK 2015 EVENTS

 

Thursday January, 22, 2015

 

Lake Park District

1:00 -5:00 pm

 

Stop by this locally owned “Mom and Pop” Art and Drafting Supplies haven. Open House. Enjoy refreshments at this emporium of artist’s tools and supplies, framing shop, art classes and workshops. Artist Demonstrations will take place throughout the afternoon and include:  David McEwen (Internationally Renown Equestrian Artist), Drawing with Craig McInnis, Watercolor with Diane Hutchinson, Oil painting with John D’Auria and Acrylic Painting with Dan Remmel.  Have your FREE caricature drawn by Captain Cartoon!   20% discount on non-sale art supplies. 

 Easel Art Supply

810 Park Avenue        Lake Park, FL 33403

(561) 844-3111    www.facebook.com/easelartpalmbeach

7:30 – 9:00 pm

 

Open House at The gallery displays oils paintings, watercolors, acrylic paintings, photography, glass, collage and sculpture.  Meet the Artists are working in small studios. In addition, find jewelry, ceramics, and fabric art.  Something for everyone!

Artists of Palm Beach County Art on Park Gallery

800 Park Ave.    Lake Park, FL. 33403

561.345.2842   artistsofpalmbeachcounty.com   Contact: John Palozzi, artistsofpbc@gmail.com

 8:00 – 10:00 pm

The Brewhouse Gallery


 720 Park Avenue   Lake Park, FL. 33403

The Brewhouse Gallery is part eclectic hipster lounge, part modern New York art gallery. It’s a creative space to hang out, sip a brew, hold a meeting, share ideas, listens to music, and appreciate local art. Free Wi-Fi and comfortable furniture (that is also for sale) make you feel right at home. Our mission is to support local arts and build community!  We serve French Press, Lattes, Cappuccinos, a killer Cuban espresso and other coffee creations made with locally roasted beans sourced directly from the growers. By night we offer craft beer from the finest Florida microbreweries, including Due South, Monk in the Trunk, and Cigar City, along with a selection of favorite wines.
 Musical performances, poetry readings, painting classes, and other assorted nighttime events keep things lively and we are quickly becoming one of the most well-respected live music venues in all of South Florida.

Contact: AJ Brockman: Cofounder – Gallery Curator  561.771.1641 | Facebook | BrewhouseGallery.com

 

North District

3 to 5 p.m.

Tour of exhibit: “A Family Affair: The Paintings of Alan and Michael Friedlander”

Mandel Jewish Community Center of the Palm Beaches

5221 Hood Road    Palm Beach Gardens, FL 33418 • 561-712-5200

This exhibition celebrates the art of brothers Alan and Michael Friedlander which includes large-scale abstract watercolors and acrylics. Alan’s portraits and Michael’s watercolors showcase the beauty of their artistry and their bond through art.  There is also a Jewish Film Festival with various dates and times.  Contact: Talya R Lerman  Cultural Arts Director Mandel JCC of the Palm Beaches   (561) 712-5209  talyal@jcconline.com

 

3 to 5 pm

 

Retrospective of JB Berkow artwork with wine and hors d’oeuvres.

Rosetta Stone Fine Art Gallery

1001 Jupiter Park Drive, Suites 121 & 122   Jupiter, FL 33458

 RosettaStoneFineArt.com  Contact: JoAnne Berkow, Owner, Cell 561.310.9371 or Gallery: 561.743.3340 

 

 

5:30 to 7:30 p.m.

Open House with hors d’oeuvres, wine and live music in the Museum and artist demonstrations at the School of Art, including a tour of our ceramics studio.  Enjoy Five Exhibitions:  “Contempo: Pushing the Limit on Art”, Charlie and Linda Riggs Ceramics, Richard Burkett Ceramics, “En Plein Air” and the Artists’ Guild Gallery.

LIGHTHOUSE ARTCENTER MUSEUM, GALLERY & SCHOOL OF ART

Gallery Square North     373 Tequesta Drive, Tequesta, FL. 33469

 www.lighthousearts.org   Contact: Katie Deits, Executive Director or Barbra Broidy, Curator at 561.746.3101

 

5:30 – 7:30 pm

Open House Enjoy refreshments at The Village Art Studios, a charming collection of micro-studios and display space in a co-op setting. The diverse nature of the artwork is due to the quantity and quality of artists from Palm Beach County.  Come meet them in their studios!

THE VILLAGE ART STUDIOS


Gallery Square North   377 Tequesta Drive   Tequesta, FL. 33469

Contact: Julie Silk-Beaumont 561.310.8499

 

5:30 – 7:30 pm

Open House Enjoy refreshments at this working Art Gallery/Art Studio features Original Artist and Artisans displaying and selling their unique pieces.

ORIGINAL ELEMENTS

Gallery Square North     387 Tequesta Drive     Tequesta, FL. 33469

561.529.1822  
 Contact: Sandra O’Malley

 

 

WEST PALM ARTS DISTRICT

CONTINUUM

6:00 – 9:00 p.m.

510 Fern Street  W.Palm Beach, FL

Business Networking Event Hosted by the Armory Art Center at CONTINUUM.  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.

West Palm Beach Arts & Entertainment District presents CONTINUUM WPB Arts in partnership with ArtPalmBeach and Art Synergy, produced by ATB Fine Artists & Designers LLC. CONTINUUM WPB Arts 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. For more details: Trina Slade-Burks  ATB Fine Artists & Designers, LLC    561-714-6674  continuum@atbfineartists.com   http://continuumwpb.blogspot.com/

 

 Friday, January 23, 2015

 

Lake Worth District

 

11 am – 4 pm

 

Art Walk/Open Galleries and Studios:

Lake Worth Galleries District is home to South Florida’s largest concentration of Fine Art and Craft Galleries in Palm Beach County. Galleries are located along Lucerne and Lake Worth Avenue. Maps will be available .

Armory Art Center Annex Gallery

Enjoy an exhibit of our Artists in Residence and Department Directors       1121 Lucerne Avenue  561.832.1776

 

Lake Worth Art League                                                                                                           604 Lucerne Ave.   info@lwartleague.org

 

Rolando Chang Barrero Gallery:
711 Lucerne Ave.
Post War Depression Imagery of Serafima Sokolov 
RCBFineArt@gmail.com

 

Bruce Webber Gallery
705 Lucerne Ave.
Thorvald Sanchez Alberto Ulloa, Rosemary Otto Exhibition

 

Artisans on the Ave
630 Lake Avenue   561.582.3300

An Art Boutique and Gallery of local, national and internationally acclaimed artists.

 

Clay Metal Glass Stone Gallery/ Flamingo Clay Studio

15 South J Street  AND 216 South F Street

3D Art, clay, sculpture, paintings, chain maille, pottery, new artists’ studios and kiln facility with live demonstrations

Cultural Council of Palm Beach County

601 Lake Avenue

“Paws and Claws” Exhibit

 

7 – 10 pm

 

Benzaiten Center for Creative Arts

Joanne Berkow – jbberkow@dsli.com   Anita Holmes  aholmes@benzaitencenter.org
http://www.benzaitencenter.org

1105 2nd Avenue South          561.315.1446

Shelley Muzylowski and Rik Allen  will conduct a fiery display of their glassblowing prowess for your entertainment and edification. Benzaiten’s Creative Director, Rick Eggert, will be narrating the event so each complicated step in the process will be easy to follow and understand. More of this couple’s incredible artwork will be on display in the center’s 1,500 square foot gallery along with works by Rick Eggert and Steve Funk.

In addition, there will be a marketplace of artists, local, national and internationally acclaimed.  McMow Art Glass and Habatat Galleries are co-hosts.  The Cultural Council of Palm Beach County is Sponsor.  Other fun features of this event will include a continuous loop of shorts produced by Palm Beach County filmmakers and put together by the Lake Worth Playhouse.

Antique Row District

 

5 – 9 pm

Antique Row Art Walk

Considered the “antique design center” of Florida, West Palm Beach Antique Row is home to over fifty shops & Art Galleries offering an impressive selection of 17th to 20th century antiques, fine Art and decorative arts, period deco and modern furnishings. Architectural Digest, The New York Times, Art & Antiques, and House Beautiful have all heralded Antique Row as one of the east coast’s premier antique shopping districts; a key source for the world’s best interior designers.

 

For directions or questions please contact Jamnea Finlayson (Treasurer of South Dixie Antique Row and owner of JF Gallery) at 561.478.8281

Participating Galleries:

Sean Rush Atelier


 3700 S. Dixie Hwy
 Featuring classical figure drawings and Equine series paintings by Sean Rush. 
sean@seanrush.com

Mary Woerner Fine Arts

3700 S. Dixie Hwy #7
 Contemporary paintings, drawings, sculpture, collage, photography and original graphics.
   mary@marywoernerfinearts.com

Cashmere Buffalo


3709 S. Dixie Hwy  Featuring the monochromatic works of Charlene Goldstein

JF Gallery

 
3901 S. Dixie Hwy
Contemporary Gallery featuring mainly Abstract and Abstract Expressionism   
info@jfgallery.com

Objects 20c


3611 S. Dixie Hwy 
info@modernauctions.com

 

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Worth Ave District

January 22 – 25

Contact: David Ginn 561.833.4700 for more details or contact each gallery

 

Arcature Fine Art

318 Worth Avenue  Palm Beach, FL 33480                                                                                              561.805.9388  Contact – Ryan Ross  arcaturefineart@mac.com

 

Holden Luntz Gallery

332 Worth Avenue  Palm Beach, FL 33480                                                            561.805.9550  Contact – Jodi   jodi@oldenluntz.com

 

 

Mark Borghi Fine Art

255 Worth Avenue  Palm Beach, FL 33480                                                         561.328.9504   Contact – Mark Borghi   mark@borghi.org

 

 Gallery Biba

224A Worth Avenue   Palm Beach, FL 33480                                                        561.651.1371   Contact – Biba   biba@bibagallery.com

 

DTR Modern Galleries

440 South County Rd at Worth Avenue   Palm Beach, FL 33480                   561.366.9387   Contact – Bryan Walsh   bwalsh@dtrmodern.com

 

Wally Findlay Galleries International

165 Worth Avenue   Palm Beach, FL 33480                                                          561.655.2090  Contact – lars   lars@wallyfindlay.com

 

 Taglialatella Galleries

313 ½ Worth Avenue   In the Via Bice   Palm Beach, FL 33480                     561.833.4700  Contact – David Ginn  david@djtfa.com  or dave@djtfa.com

 

Russek Gallery

203 Worth Avenue  Palm Beach, FL 33480                                                          561.832.4811   Contact – Sloane Russek   info@russek.com

 

Gavlak Gallery

249B Worth Avenue   Palm Beach, FL 33480                                                    561.833.0583  Contact- Karene    karene@gavlakgallery.com

 

Surovek Gallery

349 Worth Avenue    12 Via Parigi    Palm Beach, FL 33480                             561.655.2665   Contact- Clay Surovek    clay@surovekgallery.com

 

Gasiunasen Gallery

400 Worth Avenue at Peruvian Avenue   Palm Beach, FL 33480               561.820.8920   Contact – Donna Tribby   arijart@bellsouth.net

 

Galleria of Sculpture

11 Via Parigi| Worth Avenue   Palm Beach, FL 33480                                       561.659.7557   Contact – Cheryl Sundell   info@galeriaofsculpture.com

 

Liman Studio Gallery

139 N County Rd| The historic Paramount Building   Palm Beach, FL 33480         561.659.7050  Contact – Ellen Liman  T6060@yahoo.com

 

WEST PALM ARTS DISTRICT

CONTINUUM

 6:00p.m. – 10:00 p.m.

510 Fern Street  W.Palm Beach, FL

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

West Palm Beach Arts & Entertainment District presents CONTINUUM WPB Arts in partnership with ArtPalmBeach and Art Synergy, produced by ATB Fine Artists & Designers LLC. CONTINUUM WPB Arts 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.   Trina Slade-Burks ATB Fine Artists & Designers, LLC 561-714-6674  continuum@atbfineartists.com http://continuumwpb.blogspot.com/

Saturday, January 24th

Lake Worth District

 

10:00 – 11:00 am

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FREE PRESENTATIONS

‘Back to Basics’
with Mike Glotfelty of Jen-Ken Kilns

Learn the basics of kiln operation from one of the best kiln manufacturers in the business. A wide variety of topics will be covered including shelf wash procedure, programming, kiln loading, and many more! This will be an interactive presentation fueled but your questions so please come prepared with questions and issues to troubleshoot.

 

1:00 – 3:00 PM

‘Special Effects in Fused Glass’
with Amy Ferber of Bullseye Glass Co.

McMow Art Glass is proud and extremely excited to announce that Amy Ferber of Bullseye Glass Co. will be joining us all the way from Portland, Oregon! She will be doing a presentation about the Special Effects you can achieve with Bullseye’s extensive palette of reactive glass styles complete with a video & slideshow presentation, samples, and a quiz wrap it all up! Don’t miss out on this extra special learning opportunity.

INCREDIBLE DISCOUNTS WILL BE OFFERED ON RELATED CLASSES AND PRODUCTS DESCRIBED & USED IN BOTH PRESENTATIONS!

For more information about McMow Art Glass and these events please visit: www.mcmow.com

701 North Dixie Hwy. Lake Worth, FL. 33460
 561.585.9011 EXT 106

 

 

Boynton Beach Art District

4 – 10 pm

 

410 – 422 West Industrial Avenue  Boynton Beach, FL

 

Winner of the Best Art Walk in Broward and Palm Beach Counties, BBAD is Palm Beach County’s most exciting artists hub. BBAD will be host to Art Synergy and Art Palm Guests from 4-10 pm., featuring gallery exhibitions, live bands, open studios, vendors and food trucks! Art Synergy co-founder, Rolando Chang Barrero invites you to attend the ActivistArtistA Gallery’s “Take a Piece of My Heart” exhibition, tour the Bay Gates Project Murals, and the City of Boynton Beach’s Avenue of the Arts Kinetic Sculpture showcase. activistartista.blogspot.com/

 

 

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Artists Alley/Delray
Artists District

Noon – 10 pm

 

Welcome to our thriving art colony!  We have 21 spaces that provide studio and exhibition space to 31 Delray Beach Artists all within one village block. Here you’ll find lots of painting, pottery, sculpture, photography, fashion and works of art.  We will be open on Saturday, January 24th, 2015 from noon to 10 pm with a bonfire to follow!  Come and meet the artists, explore their studios and discover that perfect something.

Two Live Art events: Live Mural Painting by Amanda Johnson, and A. Funk Studio will be open to the Public for throwing demonstrations, and visitors are welcome to try the potters wheel and throw a pot!

ARTISTS ALLEY is located in downtown Delray Beach, Florida, three blocks north of Atlantic Avenue and 2 blocks west of Federal Highway/US 1. DIRECTIONS: From Federal Highway/US 1 in Delray Beach, go west on N.E. 4th Street. Cross over the railroad tracks and proceed 80 feet. Turn left onto Artists Alley. The studios and galleries will be on your left in the warehouse bays.

 

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Cacace Fine Art, CacaceArt.com 561-276-1177 or 561-523-5300

Linda White Gallery, BocaArtGallery.com 561-394-2833

Laszlo’s Painting Studio, LaszloJanoska.com 561-330-2203

Cloud House Pottery, CloudHousePottery.com 561-862-9222

Amanda Johnson, www.etsy.com/shop/AmandaChristabel 443-823-5057

Amy Reshefsky Gallery, AR Gallery  561.444.9989 or 561-289-4542

A. Funk Studio, Etsy.com/shop/afunkstudio 718-312-2304

Vladimir Prodanovich Studio, VPStudios.net 305-304-2120

Jeff Whyman Studio, 314 NE 3rd Ave., 561-322-8867

 

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WEST PALM ARTS DISTRICT

CONTINUUM

6:00p.m.-10:00pm

Jazz with Samm. View art and enjoy the music.

510 Fern Street     W.Palm Beach, FL

West Palm Beach Arts & Entertainment District presents CONTINUUM WPB Arts in partnership with ArtPalmBeach and Art Synergy, produced by ATB Fine Artists & Designers LLC. CONTINUUM WPB Arts 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. Trina Slade-Burks ATB Fine Artists & Designers, LLC 561-714-6674 continuum@atbfineartists.com http://continuumwpb.blogspot.com/

Sunday, January 25

 Northwood District

 

10:00 am – Noon

 

Complimentary Breakfast and Gallery Tour at Whitespace Collection

10:00 AM – 4:00 PM

Free Admission to Whitespace Collection

Whitespace Collection

Whitespace Collection is located on Australian Avenue 
between Palm Beach Lakes Boulevard and 45th Street. West Palm Beach


For further information: contact 
561.842.4131
http://www.whitespacecollection.com/
https://www.facebook.com/WhitespaceCollection

 

Tour times: 11:00am, 1:00pm, 3:00pm, 5:00pm, 7:00pm

The ArtX Historic Northwood Village Guided Gallery Walking Tour

 

ArtX Galleries of Northwood Village

OSGS GALLERY|STUDIO

500 Northwood Rd.
Unit 1
     West Palm Beach, FL 33407
www.osgsart.com    561.833.2223
 

OSGS [Ortiz-Smykla | Gallery-Studio] provides Contemporary Art by working Local and National Artists alike. OSGS also provides affordable, custom framing to the public. Works exhibited include, but are not limited to Painting, Photography, Sculpture, Clay, Prints, and Glass Art. For up-to-date exhibit information and current events happening in the gallery space please visit our website and Facebook pages.  Contact: Jonathon Ortiz-Smykla  osgs@hotmail.com

 

ARTHOUSE429

429   25th Street      W.Palm Beach, FL 33407    561.231.0429

The gallery has been custom designed by owner/artist William Halliday to offer the best possible interior exhibition environment for a variety of contemporary art, plus an exciting landscaped sculpture garden and an open air special events and reception area on the second floor terrace. The completely renovated showplace is at the center of renewed activity and energy on the street, exhibiting first class innovative works of art that parallel and exemplify the fresh spirit in this neighborhood.

Halliday fabricates and assembles his intriguing and original metal sculptural forms.  He has taken the best of his experiences and poured them into sculptural objects, producing polished, surrealist steel and aluminum forms that allow the viewer to literally reflect on the form, while enjoying a 360 degree inspection.   Contact: William Halliday  Arthouse429.com 

 

AFRICA NOW

508 A. Northwood Rd.     W. Palm Beach, FL  33407

Africa now is a Contemporary African Art Gallery located in the heart of Northwood Village. We carry a mix of Decorative and Traditional Fashion, Jewelry, Paintings and books.  Contact Annie Kadji   info@africanowgallery.com  561.209.5008

 

BOHEMIA AG

ArtHaus & Gelateria

536 Northwood Rd.      W. Palm Beach, FL 33407

Gallery: Fine Art Centered around the Local Unique & Alternative Art Community, while featuring National and International Artist of a Unique Caliber.  Atelier: A Creative Workspace for Artists to Share there Art!  Parlour: Organic Ice Cream / Artisan Gelato featuring Unique Flavours not seen at an average parlor.  Independent Apparel Designers Including but not limited to Bohemïa AG.  Contact : Paul Agnirucklov   BohemiaAG@gmail.com     561.302.5568

 

 

CENTER for CREATIVE EDUCATION

425 24th Street    W. Palm Beach, FL 33407

Creative approaches are infused into classroom curriculum and after school settings, to enhance the teaching of traditional academic subjects – improving each child’s learning potential and academic performance, increasing overall enthusiasm about school and shaping more productive, responsible community members that exercise creative problem solving throughout life. Transformation of communities, institutions and educators is at the heart of CCE as it strives for authentic, sustainable, systemic change.  Contact:  Robert L Hamon, CEO bobh@cceflorida.org     561.805.9927 ext. 12

C-KEYS

523 Northwood Rd.   W. Palm Beach, FL 33407

The C-KEYS Philosophy Music . One word that means so much to many. The founder of CKEYS knows the strength and power of music: not only its ability to attract and bring together the masses, but most importantly sooth the soul. CKEYS was founded on the principal of creating, producing, promoting, and making music that affects the world. Reinforcing the core mentality of the production of only the highest quality music, CKEYS main focus is simply that the production of music. Working with the people and giving back to the world is the main goal of the company. Love and passion for music founded this company, but its astounding effect on the masses fuels it to keep going.  Contact: Cole Rippe  Cole.rippe@me.com    305.303.8978

GALLERY 418

418 Northwood Rd.  W. Palm Beach, FL 33407

Contact: Jeffrey Thompson   northwoodantiques@hotmail.com  561.833.1019

HAROLDS’S COFFEE LOUNGE ART

509 Northwood Rd.   W. Palm Beach, FL 33407

Imagine yourself in a comfortable nook, surfing the web (Free WiFi), holding a business meeting, hanging out with friends, listening to great music (sometimes LIVE), admiring local art, catching some rays on our patio, participating in open mic night, hearing a poetry reading, enjoying a quick cup of joe before or after work and you will understand the draw and excitement of HAROLD’S A COFFEE LOUNGE.

Please stop by soon! Harold’s is open 7 days a week. Serving the finest coffees, teas, and pastries in South Florida. We are not exaggerating… our coffee is incredible and our vibe is unlike any other coffee spot you have seen…It’s not your Corporate Cup of Joe! {best beans in the universe}   Contact: Keith Palagye   Haroldscoffee@gmail.com   561.833.6366

HENNEVELT’S GALLERY ON THE GO

Eclectic Art Gallery Local & International Artists

Hennevelt’s Gallery & Gifts On The Go is a Pop-up Art Gallery and Gift Shop originally opened its brick and mortar doors on Northwood Rd. June 1, 2011 with a hand full of local artist and has now grown to featuring more than 25 local, national & international artists. You will find Hennevelt’s Gallery & Gifts on the Go to be a breath of fresh air to the traditional galleries. As of Jan. 1, 2015 in closing our brick and mortar store front we have opened a new door in the art world as a Gallery on the Go! A Pop-Up Gallery bringing art to art lovers alike. As we offer a selection of eclectic & colorful one of a kind works of art the exhibit will be a mobile and ever changing experience. For detail on our next Pop-Up Gallery check out our website www.hennevelts.com  Contact: Freddy & Nickie Hennevelt  henneveltsgallery@att.net     561.506.4108

 

 

NORTHWOOD GLASS ART & GIFTS

524 Northwood Rd.       W. Palm Beach, FL 33407

Retail, Classes in fused and mosaic glass.  Contact: Karen Campbell  kscamp3605@aol.com  561.302.5568

THE HAROOKI GALLERY

508 B Northwood Rd.   W. Palm Beach, FL 33407

Eclectic Photo, Art Vintage, Modern Furniture, Groovy Prints, Architectural Abstracts, Driftwood Furniture & Pieces.  Contact: Brian Lee  brl@harooki.com  561.843.4109

NORTHWOOD VILLAGE MURAL PROJECT

We are proud to announce the start of the Northwood Village Mural Project creating the village with beautiful murals. They are looking for local businesses to also help by sponsoring murals, donating exterior wall space, and funding. The community can also help with fundraising and support.  Initially there will be 4-5 murals painted on buildings located on Northwood Road, Spruce Avenue and 25th Street. The goal is to beautify and bring more vitality to the neighborhood. Each mural will be painted by a different artist.  Artist List:  Craig McInnis @ 2417 Spruce Ave  Eduardo Mendieta @ 441 25th Street   Amanda Valdes

Contact OSGS for more information about the newest Mural CALL FOR ARTISTS!

 

Explore an artistic side of Historic Northwood Village Arts District by taking a historic guided gallery walking tour. (The tour is a one & half hour guided walking tour of West Palm Beach’s Historic Northwood Village Arts District that normally occurs only on the second Saturday of each month). 

 

 

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Tours will begin at the corner of Spruce and Northwood Road at the VIP / Information Tent.  So Sign up Early as Space is limited to 16 people per tour.   Sign up our website: www.northwoodartwalk.com

 

Our tour guides will start with a short intro on the history of Northwood Village and will then take you into the heart of what has quickly become a vibrant arts district offering an eclectic mix of gallery spaces, boutique shops and favorite local restaurants.  The tour focuses on the exhibited art within a number of the galleries found throughout Historic Northwood Village. The art includes a generous mix of local, national, and international artist, both emerging and established. Meet and greet art, live demonstrations, lectures and more.

 

The Historic Northwood Village Arts District continues the day with Art Walks throughout the day and into the evening which are free VIP guided Art and Gallery tours hosted by the collective ArtX galleries. Celebrate with the award winning restaurants of Northwood Village as they tantalize your taste buds with the “Art of Eating”. 

 

 

Free transportation with trolleys looping the West Palm Beach Art Sunday will travel from White Space Gallery at 2805 N. Australian Ave, to the Historic Northwood Village Arts District located just two miles north of downtown West Palm Beach, West of North Dixie Hwy. in between Northwood Rd. And 25th St, and to Continuum Gallery at 501 Fern Street.  There is also *Free parking all day on Sundays in West Palm Beach*.

 

 

We suggest dining out while you are in Northwood Village. Tantalize your taste buds with the “Art of Eating” Northwood Village style. From breakfast to lunch to dinner you will enjoy dining at its best!  Make your restaurants reservations and join the guided tour today!

 List of Northwood restaurants can be found at:  www.northwoodartwalk.com

Also visit Northwood Art Walk on:
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/ArtXArtWalk
Twitter: https://twitter.com/ArtXArtWalk

Lake Worth District

Noon – 7 pm

 

Visit the Urban Arts Lofts and Downtown Galleries 
located at Lucerne Avenue and F Street in Lake Worth, FL.  (see listing under Friday, January 23).  Artists and the Lofts invite you to come and experience a day of Art Loft living
.  The walk will include live art demonstrations, assemblage of sculpture, musical and dance performances, ceramic creations, handmade drums and custom built furniture.

 LULA check out www.lakewortharts.com or call 561.493.2550

 

 West Palm Beach Art District

 

CONTINUUM WPB

Noon – 6:00 pm

501 Fern Street   Suite 103
    W. Palm Beach, FL 33401

Collaboration with Whitespace and Northwood to host a food and art tour of our three locations. Trolley service will be provided, with stops including Clematis Street.

Arts, a large pop-up exhibition/performance space located at 501 Fern Street in historic downtown West Palm Beach, just a few blocks from ArtPalmBeach at the Convention Center. The event will be brimming with artworks by some of South Florida’s most exciting artists, along with an array of performances and events that will showcase a wide variety of exceptional local talent.  For more information call:
Trina Slade-Burks  ATB Fine Artists & Designers, LLC
561.714.6674  continuum@atbfineartists.com  http://continuumwpb.blogspot.com/
 

 

Paul Fisher Gallery
218 Clematis  Street   W. Palm Beach, FL
PaulFisher.com

 

CRASH!  has been part of numerous museum and gallery shows around the world focusing on Graffiti and Street Art, and has works in many permanent museum collections. Visually iconic, he has partnered with many companies for projects including Absolut Vodka, Fender Guitars, SoBella Handbags, Levi’s, and most recently, Tumi luggage and Morphik.

 

UBER

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Arrive in Style with Uber!

 

We’re thrilled to partner with Uber to provide new Uber users a free ride (up to $20) to or from Art Synergy!

How does it work? Using Uber’s free iPhone/Android/Windows app, you can request a pickup and a car driven by a personal driver will show up in minutes. Your credit card is billed directly for your trip and there’s no need to tip, so you won’t need to carry cash. You can even see the car coming towards you on a map!

Follow these simple steps to get $20 off your ride:

1) Download the free Uber iPhone/Android/Windows app (or sign up at www.uber.com/go/ARTSYNERGY)

2) Enter your information in the Uber app and promo code “ARTSYNERGY” when you sign up.

3) Request a ride 5 – 15 minutes before you need one. $20 will be applied towards your first ride on uberX, uberXL, or uberSELECT (not valid on uberTAXI, expires 2/28/15).

Questions? Check out uber.com/miami   or   supportmiami@uber.com.

 

 CONTINUUM CONTINUES……

 510 Fern Street  W.Palm Beach, FL  33401

 

 

West Palm Beach Arts & Entertainment District presents CONTINUUM WPB Arts in partnership with ArtPalmBeach and Art Synergy, produced by ATB Fine Artists & Designers LLC. CONTINUUM WPB Arts 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. For more information contact:Trina Slade-Burks ATB Fine Artists & Designers, LLC  at  561-714-6674 continuum@atbfineartists.com http://continuumwpb.blogspot.com/

 

 

Thursday, January 29, 2015

6:00p.m.-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 info@keyframemotion.com.

 

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 p.m.-10:00 p.m.

Body Painting Contest  and 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 ABOUT ARTSYNERGY 2015 please visit: artsynergypbc.com

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