Don’t Know What To Do With Your Old, Unwanted Jewelry? How About A Radical Jewelry Makeover! Lighthouse ArtCenter, Armory Art Center And Resource Depot Bring Successful Project, Radical Jewelry Makeover​ ​To South Florida During Winter/Spring Season 2020. You Can Take Part!

Lighthouse ArtCenter, Radical Jewelry Makeover (RJM), Armory Art Center, and Resource Depot are seeking donations of old unwanted jewelry for the community jewelry mining project happening in Tequesta, FL this coming winter 2020. RJM has been traveling nationally and internationally to communities since 2007, educating jewelers of all levels about mining and material sourcing issues involved in jewelry making through a fun, fast paced, 8 week-long project.  Jewelry students and professional jewelers from the region will transform donations into radically fresh and responsible jewelry.  The project culminates in an exhibition and sale of these wearable creations at the Lighthouse ArtCenter Gallery March 19-April 24, 2020. The Opening Reception is on March 19, 2020The Rickie Report shares the details of how/where to donate your unwanted jewelry NOW – December 21,2019, the Kick Off Party/Symposium on January 4, 2020.  Jewelry students and professionals will transform the donations between January 4 -March 4, 2020.  Want to get involved? It is EASY!

 

 

 

Radical   Jewelry   Makeover   –

​South   Florida

 

 

 

 

 

​​A PROJECT OF: Ethical Metalsmiths 

SUPPORTED BY:

Lighthouse ArtCenter, Armory Art Center, and Resource Depot

 

 

 

 

Those tangled chains, unmatched earrings and banged up bracelets sitting at the bottom of jewelry boxes around the South Florida area are exactly what jewelry artists participating in ​Radical Jewelry Makeover – South Florida ​want to get their creative hands on. Until December 21st the non-profit, Ethical Metalsmiths and Lighthouse ArtCenter are accepting donations of old, unwanted jewelry at several Palm Beach County area locations (see complete list below). Donors will receive discount coupons to apply toward the purchase of a new piece and sales will benefit student scholarships and Ethical Metalsmiths‘ efforts to educate and connect people with responsibly sourced materials.

 

 

RJM draws attention to the creativity and skills of local jewelry designers, reveals the stories behind our personal collections and encourages re-consideration of our habits of consumption. Currently, materials used in jewelry production are sourced from some of the poorest countries in the world, sacred lands and disputed territories. Often this sourcing comes at a great cost to the environment. In Tequesta, FL, RJM will bring together volunteer “miners,” who dig out and donate their old jewelry, with volunteer jewelers and students, working together as refiners and designers to collaborate on an exhibition of re-made jewelry. Radical Jewelry Makeover will​ ​offer an informed and creative alternative to traditional mining practices and jewelry production. ​You can help by donating some of the smallest items in your home, jewelry, for reuse and recycling.

 

WHY  IS  THIS  IMPORTANT ?

 

 

Did you know Titanium is mined in the State of Florida? Heavy minerals like Titanium have been mined in Florida since 1916. Titanium can be found in the sand of many of the beaches that line our State and is used for a variety of things from paint and makeup to helicopters and spacecraft. Today, the EPA estimates that hard rock mining is the most toxic industry in the United States. Additionally, Earthworks reports that an estimated 70% of the gold mined each year is used for jewelry, and that a single gold ring leaves more than 20 tons of mine waste. Ethical Metalsmiths, an artist run non-profit organization seeks to galvanize mining reform efforts by staging an “alternative supply chain” and is working with the Lighthouse ArtCenter, Armory Art Center and Resource Depot to bring their successful project, Radical Jewelry Makeover​ ​to South Florida in the Winter/Spring season 2020.

 

HOW TO DONATE YOUR JEWELRY:

 

To donate jewelry of any quality, quantity or material type please download and submit the official project donation form. It is available for download or in print at the various donation drop-off locations. Considering giving gold or silver? Consider this, if you get your jewelry appraised prior to donating, RJM can honor your donation if given with an official appraisal document at its full value as a tax-deductible donation to Ethical Metalsmiths. **** Donation Form can be found below.

 

WORKSHOPS:

 

 

PROJECT TIMELINE:

 

●  Drop-off Donations will be accepted now through December 21 (drop of locations listed below).

●  Kick off Party/Symposium January 4, 2020 from 10am – 2 pm at the Lighthouse ArtCenter Gallery

●  Jewelry students and professionals will transform the donations between January 4 – March 4, 2020

●  The exhibition at the Lighthouse ArtCenter Gallery will take place March 19-April 24, 2020.  There will be an Opening Reception March 19, 2020.

DROP OFF LOCATIONS:

 

 

●  The Lighthouse ArtCenter, 373 Tequesta Dr or 395 Seabrook Road, Tequesta, FL 33469

●  The Armory Art Center, 811 Park Pl, West Palm Beach, FL 33401

●  Resource Depot, 2501 Florida Ave, West Palm Beach, FL 33401

●  Jewelry Creations Workshop, 1400 NE 131 St. North Miami, FL 33161 (By appt.  only, call or text 305-610-6560

 

MAIL-IN DONATIONS CAN BE SENT ANYTIME​:

 

● Mail to: Lighthouse ArtCenter Attn:

Maria Tritico- RJM   373 Tequesta Dr.   Tequesta, FL 33469

 

 

For More Information, please contact:

●  Lighthouse ArtCenter, Maria Tritico

373 Tequesta Dr.   Tequesta, FL 33469   (561) 746-3101 maria@lighthousearts.org

●  Armory ArtCenter

811 Park Pl.   West Palm Beach, FL, (561) 832-1776

●  Resource Depot, Chelsea Odum

2510 Florida Ave     W. Palm Beach, FL   (561) 882-0090

About Ethical MetalsmithsEthical Metalsmiths is a non-profit organization whose mission is to encourage social change that values jewelry made with ethically sourced materials. They do this by educating people about irresponsible mining, promoting transparency in jewelry supply chains and highlighting the collective efforts of jewelers actively changing their practices. ​Ethical Metalsmiths’ vision is a world in which people can create and enjoy jewelry made with materials from responsible sources that protect and sustain the earth, its peoples and cultures.​ ​www.EthicalMetalsmiths.org

 

 

 

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Rickie@therickiereport.com   561-537-0291

17019 SW Sapri Way   Port St. Lucie, FL 34986

Shop Unique Locally Made Items, Food, Music, And More At Resource Depot’s First Makers Market Friday, November 15 & Saturday, November 16 In West Palm Beach

Shop unique and locally made items while enjoying music, food, and other treats at Resource Depot‘s first Makers Market on Friday, November 15 and Saturday, November 16This FREE two-day event brings our community together and gives local artists an opportunity to showcase and sell their handmade creations. Shop over 24 creative vendors, dance to live music, savor delicious food, and sip on samples from our neighborhood distillery, Steel Tie Spirits Co. In honor of our 20th anniversary, the first 20 shoppers each day will receive Resource Depot Swag Bags! The Rickie Report shares the details with some sneak peeks! Make sure to check out the TreasuRE during our Makers Market on both Friday and Saturday night. Our Materials Marketplace will be open for shopping on Saturday only.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Friday, November 15     6 – 9 pm

&

Saturday, November 16     9 am – 4 pm

 

 

Resource Depot

2510 Florida Avenue        West Palm Beach, FL 33401

 

 

Kindness Batters Vegan Bakery will be selling plant-based baked goods at our Makers Market! Check out their website: https://www.kindnessbatters.com/

 

 

Resource Depot is a nonprofit creative reuse center that turns waste into artistic wonder by collecting and distributing excess materials to teachers, artists, and creative individuals. By doing this, we benefit classrooms, summer camps, art studios, and most importantly, the environment. Resource Depot encourages the community to express themselves through creating with diverse and reusable materials while promoting environmentally sustainable lifestyles.

 

 

 

Sacred Botanicals will be selling an array of herbal tinctures, tonics, and salves at our Makers Market!

 

 

The TreasuRE is our market for one-of-a-kind and newly packaged items, and it will be open for shopping during the Makers Market! In the TreasuRE you can expect to find vintage goods, jewelry, art and office supplies, holiday décor, and even more at just fraction of retail pricing! Make sure to check out the TreasuRE during our Makers Market on both Friday and Saturday night. Our Materials Marketplace will be open for shopping on Saturday only. For more information about the TreasuRE, please visit: https://www.resourcedepot.net/red-hot-find-zone

 

 

 

The Antsy Artist will be selling wearable art, clothing, and fashion accessories at our Makers Market!

   

Resource Depot’s GalleRE is a space for exhibiting local artists who incorporate the reuse of materials into their artwork. The GalleRE serves as an educational space to remind people what the imagination can accomplish through creative reuse. To find out more information about Artist opportunities in our GalleRE, check out the Call to Create page on our website: https://www.resourcedepot.net/gallere-1

 

 

For more information about this event, how to participate in future events, or get involved:

PHONE: 561-882-0090

EMAIL: membership@resourcedepot.net

WEBSITE: www.resourcedepot.net/makers-market

FACEBOOK EVENT: https://www.facebook.com/events/495817267665485/

 

 

 

 

 

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Rickie Leiter, Publisher

Rickie@therickiereport.com   561-537-0291

17019 SW Sapri Way   Port St. Lucie, FL 34986

 

 

 

Become An Art Advocate With Whitespace At Art Wynwood February 15 – 19th. Be Unique! Wear Unique!

The scene at Art Wynwood is all about the art!  Join Whitespace Collection at Art Wynwood from February 15th through 19th at Herold Plaza. Become an art advocate.  Partial proceeds will benefit the Perry Cohen Foundation.  The Rickie Report shares the details here.

 

 

For more information:

www.whitespacecollection.com

561.842.4131

 

 

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

Whitespace Col-lect Promises Most Unusual And Unique Wearable Art, Fine Art At Art Palm Beach January 17 – 21

Whitespace Col-lect’s booth at Art Palm Beach will be filled with the most unusual and unique wearable art and artwork you will see and experience!  From Thursday, January 17 through Sunday, January 21st, your destination should be the Palm Beach County Convention Center!  The Rickie Report shares the details and some sneak peeks here.

 

 

 

 

For more information about this exhibit, upcoming exhibits or tours of Whitespace Collection:

www.whitespacecollection.com

561.842.4131

 

 

 

 

 

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

 

Boca Museum Of Art Features Whitespace Col-lect With Special Wearable Art Pieces

The Boca Museum of Art brings Whitespace Col-lect for a special 2 day event on Thursday, February 23rd and Friday, February 24th.  The public is invited to become ART ADVOCATES by supporting and wearing unique, handmade art pieces.  The Rickie Report shares the details here.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

For more information about Whitespace’s exhibits and docent led tours visit:

www.whitespacecollection.com

 

 

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

 

Art Wynwood Pavilion Features Whitespace Col-lect

Join Whitespace in Miami at Art Wynwood! Don’t miss the VIP Preview Night on Thursday, February 16th. Whitespace continues  February 17, 18, 19, 20 with a full array of hand made jewelry, wearable art pieces and more from Col-léct at the Art Wynwood Pavilion. The Rickie Report shares the details so you can Become an Art Advocate!

 

 

 

 

For more information & A Complimentary Pass:

www.whitespacecollection.com

whitespace@mordes.net

561.842.4131

 

 

 

 

 

 

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

 

 

 

Whitespace Col-lect Will Dazzle You During Art Palm Beach

You’ll have no trouble finding Whitespace’s booth #603 at Art Palm Beach, because it is always crowded!  Elayne Mordes has spent the entire off-season finding unique, unusual and wonderful pieces of art, wearable art and  body sculpture for this event!  Stop by at the Palm Beach County Convention Center Wednesday, January 18 through Sunday, January 22nd.  The Rickie Report shares the details here.

 

 

 

 

 

 

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For more information about Whitespace’s exhibits and docent led tours visit:

www.whitespacecollection.com

 

 

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

17019 SW Sapri Way Port St. Lucie, FL 34986

Rickie@therickiereport.com   561-537-0291

Digging Into What The Resource Depot Has To Offer: Start Turning Waste Into Wonder!

The Resource Depot is a treasure trove for crafters, educators, artists and anyone who is trying to create! This non-profit organization takes the importance of recycling to a higher level, offering supplies, classes, workshops and volunteer opportunities. Membership to Resource Depot is open to anyone in the community. Of course, teachers continue to shop here, as well as artists, families, home school parents  and other community groups.  The Rickie Report shares an interview with Caren Hackmen and Jennifer O’Brien of the Resource Depot located in West Palm Beach, FL. We hope you will put this on your list of places to see – we know you will return often! Crafters and artists interested in the 3rd round of the Guerilla A.R.T. (All Reusable Trash) Challenge at the Kelsey Theatre (adjacent to The Brewhouse Gallery) in Lake Park on Saturday, June 4th from 5-8pm read the details here.

 

 

 

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Resource Depot

2510 Florida Avenue     West Palm Beach, FL 33401

(561) 882-0090

www.resourcedepot.net

 

 

 

Caren Hackmen

Talks With Jennifer O’Brien,

Resource Depot

 

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Oh, The Creations!

 

CH: What is Resource Depot and how was it started?

Resource Depot is a nonprofit creative reuse center that has been serving the Palm Beach County community for more than 16 years. In 1999, several influential partners and collaborators in the community joined together to form Resource Depot. Some of those organizations are still involved today; Children’s Services Council, Solid Waste Authority, United Way of Palm Beach County, the School District of PBC, Florida Power and Light and SunFest.

 

JO:

We started as an educational and environmental initiative to reduce the amount of waste that was going into the landfill by diverting materials being disposed of that were still reusable. These donated materials from businesses and individuals were collected by Resource Depot and distributed to the educational community, specifically to help stretch the budgets of nonprofit organizations and teachers.

 

 

 

Resource Depot has stayed with that mission. However, since moving to a new, larger location in 2013, in West Palm Beach, the organization has not only expanded its physical footprint, but also expanded our programs and services. Now that we are more centrally located in the county we do more than just provide materials. We provide DIY resources and ideas for projects, host field trips and workshops for students and families as well as show artwork of local “junk artists” in our gallery.

 

 

 

Many people don’t realize that membership to Resource Depot is open to anyone in the community. Of course, teachers continue to shop here, as well as artists, families, home school moms and other community groups.

 

 

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           Books!

           Bins!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

CH: I attended an unusual event called “Signal House.” Can you describe it and tell me how that project was conceived?

JO:

The Signal House was a grant program made possible through the Cultural Council of Palm Beach County to serve as a way for us to activate a portion of unutilized outdoor space on our property as an interactive art installation. The grant provided funds for Resource Depot to secure Alex Branch, a visiting artist from Brooklyn, NY, who had created a similar installation in NY.

 

 

 

 

We were really attracted to the project because of its aesthetics and its collaborative nature. We had connected with Sarah Knouse, an art teacher at the Oxbridge Academy, who introduced us to Alex and her site-specific installations – and Signal House truly is a site-specific art installation. It is located in our outdoor “back yard”, which is adjacent to the railroad tracks. Rather than fight the noise, Alex chose to work with it. She created opportunities for visitors to have rhythm and music making experiences within the space. Signal House is just the first step in our plans to enhance the outdoor space to offer more opportunities for the community to gather for art workshops, music and even to view films on the building’s white wall.

 

 

This project is serving as a catalyst for us to create more and more space for events and unique programming. We have opportunities for the public “to see, to do and to make.”–whether someone wants to get materials here, learn something new or see what others are creating…there is something for everyone!

 

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FPLCares FPL Volunteer Day at Resource Depot

 

 

 

CH: What are some of the upcoming events?

JO:

Tyler Whitesides, a “junk” musician and author of the Janitor Series, visited Signal House Event. Tyler is a percussionist in his group, Jammin’ Janitors, who create music by “playing” janitorial equipment such as spray bottles, trash cans, and buckets. We continue to plan other community events in the Signal House space until the installation commences on June 4.

 

 

 

In addition to Signal House, we are gearing up for another exciting summer of Junk Camp at Resource Depot for kids entering grades K-5. At this year’s 2016 Junk Camp, children will spend the day exploring the possibilities within all the discarded materials in the world around them, while learning new ways of transforming everyday objects into extraordinary works of art, developing their imaginations, problem solving skills, and love for the environment in a fun, hands-on manner unique to Resource Depot!

 

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Field Trip To Resource Depot

 

 

 

We are currently accepting registrations for all three weeks open in the summer :

June 20-24th
July 11-15th
August 1-5th

 

 

 

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Guerilla A.R.T. (All Reusable Trash) Challenge

 

 

 

Also, we are currently recruiting crafters and artists for our 3rd round of the Guerilla A.R.T. (All Reusable Trash) Challenge at the Kelsey Theatre (adjacent to The Brewhouse Gallery) in Lake Park on Saturday, June 4th from 5-8pm. The Guerilla A.R.T. Challenge is an on-the-spot crafting challenge consisting of 4 teams who take on 3 quick challenges to compete for the title of “Extreme Guerilla A.R.Tist”.
In each round, contestants will channel their inner “MacGyvers”, out-crafting each other with Resource Depot’s repurposed materials and their own wits, creativity, skills, and secret weapons! Three celebrity judges will rate projects on artistic merit, technique, and utility, but bribing is *encouraged* — expect that to upend the scored results and lead to much hilarity.

 

 

 

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Creativity Is Happening!

 

 

CH: How do you go about accepting contributions?

JO:

We love contributions and are always looking for teaching materials, arts & craft supplies, and other cool materials with lots of possibilities! We cannot accept anything that that is broken, unsafe or unclean. Donations can be dropped off anytime we are open (See Website for Hours www.resourcedepot.net). We also have a pick-up service for larger business donations.

 

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Field Trip at the Create Space

 

CH: How would an individual or an organization go shopping at Resource Depot?

JO:

 

Anybody can come off the street and get a one day bin pass to fill up a recyclable tote bin for $5.00. If you become a member, you are given a larger tote bin to “shop” and you may have unlimited visits throughout the year, as well as placing items on a wish list. Some of our customers have placed items such as theater props, a sewing machine, projector, or large quantities of items. Our inventory of materials changes daily (even hourly) as donations come in, so visit often as you will discover new treasures each time your are here! Currently we have a great deal of fabric, file folders and binders. We also have matte board and frames, loads of plastic containers, poster board and other items that artists can use on a rather regular basis.

 

 

 

 

CH: What is the most important thing for people to know about Resource Depot?

JO:

We are a one-of-kind nonprofit in this community. We enjoy being a pay-it-forward kind of organization, where we are extending the life of objects that will not go into a landfill, extending peoples budgets, and opening their minds, while at the same time contributing to sustainability and environmental health of our local community.  I am also available to speak to groups and organizations!

 

 

Please come and check us out – there is something for everyone.

Resource Depot

Hours of operation:
Tuesday-Thursday: 11 am to 5 pm
Saturday 1 pm to 5 pm.
Check website for summer hours

www.resourcedepot.net

Shopping Hours: 

Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday 11am-5pm, Saturday, 9am-1pm

Donation Hours: Monday -Friday 9 am-4 pm

2510 Florida Avenue
West Palm Beach, FL 33401
 561-882-0090
Across from Publix
One block west of Old Dixie

Directions:

Travelling from I-95, exit at Belvedere, and head east 7/10 of a mile to Florida Avenue. Turn left on Florida, which is the street after Georgia. Asian Accents is visible on the corner.

 

 

For more information about Caren Hackman:

Caren Hackman is a graphic designer and fine artist living in Palm Beach Gardens, FL. and author of a book about Graphic Design and Good Business practice: http://www.carenhackman.com/book/.

Be sure to check out Caren’s wonderful artwork – Caren is a talented artist in her own right! She is a founding member of the Artists of Palm Beach County.

www.carenhackman.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

 

Resource Depot’s Guerrilla A.R.T. (All Reusable Trash) Challenge Looking For Vendors For Local Artisan Village, Teams And Individuals To Participate And Onlookers!

Resource Depot’s Guerilla A.R.T. Challenge is back for another round. Guerilla A.R.T. (All Reusable Trash) is a fun creative competition encouraging teams, young and old and all ability levels, to step up to the challenge and show their ‘up-cycling’ skills.  Resource Depot presents a Live Crafting Competition Saturday January 9th, 2016 from 4 – 8:00 PM at The Brewhouse Gallery in Lake Park. Watch four teams of local artists and makers take quick “On-The-Spot” craft challenges to compete for the title of “Extreme Guerrilla A.R.T. ist”.  Artists and Crafters are welcome to participate  by selling their environmentally sustainable work.  The Rickie Report shares all the details and some photos of a recent Guerrilla A.R.T. Challenge. Deadline for application is by December 24th. Art lovers: Mark January 9th on your calendars NOW!  This event is Free to attend!

 

 

 

 

 

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Guerilla A.R.T. (All Reusable Trash)

Live Crafting Competition

Saturday January 9th, 2016

4 – 8:00 PM

The Brewhouse Gallery

720 Park Avenue   Lake Park, FL.

 

 

Want to Participate?

Want to Sell Your Art?

Want to Sell Your Craftwork?

Deadline for application: December 24th

Visit www.resourcedepot.net

for details and application

Or  Call Resource Depot at 561-882-0090

The event encourages people to create art from reused, excess, found objects, or about-to-be-discarded materials from Resource Depot’s expansive warehouse. Some of the items the artists can create with include paper, cardboard, wood, rubber, fabric, plastic, metal, bottle caps and Styrofoam. The goal is to create awareness and promote activism within the local community and especially to the younger generations by spreading the idea that yesterday’s rubbish can be transformed into today’s art.

 

 

 

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“Guerrilla Head Art”

 

The main purpose for creative events such as Guerilla A.R.T. is to enhance education and appreciation of the arts and their impact on society. Overall, the concept is to preserve the environment by saving reusable materials from the landfill and improve humanity’s relationship with the natural world.

 

 

 

 

Also added to the event for this round: a local Artisan Village for your shopping pleasure. Resource Depot is still currently looking for vendors with handmade (environmentally-sustainable a plus) products to sell.  For more information about joining the Artisan Village please email or call Jennifer O’Brien at jobrien@resourcedepot.net and 561-882-0090.

 

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Resource Depot Competition Area

 

 

 

This is how the event goes: each round contestants will channel their inner “MacGyvers”, out-crafting each other using Resource Depot’s repurposed materials and their own wits, creativity, and skills. Teams will be given materials normally considered trash (like things from the recycling bin), and some tools to work with (tape, glue, etc.). Each team’s challenge is to transform these reusable items into artistic creations on-site during different timed challenges during the event.

 

 

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Autumn Skye Tattoo Team

 

 

 

 

Here are the detailed Challenge Rules for those crafty creative types out there who would like to participate:

 

Challenge Rules:

• Two artist teams will randomly be paired against each other (head-to-head), with the winners of the semi-final round facing off in the final challenge. The first rounds will be 15-20 minutes in length, with the final challenge being 30-40 minutes.
• Artists will all receive their challenge simultaneously at the start of their head-to-head competition.
• Artwork must be created with the materials and tools supplied by Resource Depot, which will include ordinarily disposable items such as, but not limited to, materials such as paper, cardboard, wood, rubber, fabric, plastic, metal, bottle caps and Styrofoam. Tools may include such items as glue/glue guns, tape, staplers and other fasteners, scissors and other cutting instruments. Chosen materials for each challenge will not be revealed until the challenge begins.
• Each artist team is allowed to bring one “secret weapon” to the competition which could be cool reusable material or crafting tool and is allowed one bribe to the judges which can be a creative object but not money (and value not to exceed $50).
• At the end of the allotted time, artwork must be display ready and safe for viewing to be considered for judging. Artwork must be an original piece completed solely by the team using only materials provided and is encouraged to be whimsical, unusual, wild, curious or personally significant. Teams should be prepared to “sell”/explain their creation to the judges to receive the highest score—hint…storytelling is key part of the creative process and presentation.
• For all challenges, the artwork must be socially appropriate and acceptable. This means that artwork cannot be of any sexual nature; it should not contained any drug paraphernalia, nor be of violence or overtly gruesome in nature.
• Resource Depot and The Brewhouse Gallery reserve the right to display, publish and make the work available to the public via photo/video or otherwise. Artwork created in the contest may not be returned.
Celebrity judges will be on hand to rate projects on artistic merit, technique, and utility. And Resource Depot is thrilled to have back Tyson from the Gater 98.7FM as star MC for the night. Categories to complete for include:
• Most Creative
• Best Transformation of Raw Material to Art
• Thematic Impact: How does the piece reflect back to the reduce/reuse/recycle mission

 

The panel of three local “celebrity” judges (yet to be disclosed-stay tuned on the Resource Depot website for the latest updates!) will be on hand to help judge the entries.

 

 

 

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Guerilla Ladies Team

 

 

 

 

In the first round of this competition that took place in September 2015, the teams had members that consisted of people from all walks of life: tattoo artists, painters, home schooling mothers, surfers, social workers, and teachers. As you can see ANYONE can get in on the fun and is encouraged to do so. The winner that evening received a $100 gift certificate to The Brewhouse Gallery. Resource Depot is now accepting applications for the next set of teams to take on these challenges during Round Two this January 9th.

 

 

 

Save the date and get ready to grab a beer, and get a front row seat for the extreme crafting at The Brewhouse Gallery, 720 Park Ave, Lake Park, and watch the glitter fly. The event is FREE for the public, however, we hope you will patronize The Brewhouse Gallery as a percentage of the proceeds from the evening benefit the non-profit Resource Depot.

 

 

 

 

 

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Derby Girls Team

 

 

 

Resource Depot is a center for creative reuse that collects all the things that nobody wants anymore and gives them to those who can use them. This is done through mostly through memberships. But more than just collecting and distributing upcycled items, they also teach amazing ways to put all these items to use at home, in the classroom or in a business. This is accomplished by offering field trips, summer camp, in-house workshops, and outreach programs. At Resource Depot they believe in education through imagination, and creating a sustainable future starting with the surrounding community.

 

 

 For more information about joining the Artisan Village please email or call Jennifer O’Brien at jobrien@resourcedepot.net and 561-882-0090

 

 

 

 

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Rickie Leiter, Publisher

The Rickie Report

P.O.Box 33423

Palm Beach Gardens, FL 33420

Rickie@therickiereport.com

561-537-0291

Get Your Bling on at Artisans on The Ave and Support Your Favorite Charity

Artisans on The Ave are having a Win-Win event on Saturday, August 2nd.  “Get Your Bling On” will showcase the jewelry artists of this boutique/art gallery.  The event is Open to the Public.  Enjoy the bubbly, strawberries and chocolate AND your favorite charity will benefit from all purchases!  The Rickie Report shares a sneak peek and all the details.  See you there!
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“Get your Bling On”

AND 

Help a charity of your choice!

Saturday August 2nd 2014

6-9 pm

 

This event is free and open to the public

 

Artisans On The Ave

630 Lake Avenue    Lake Worth, Florida 33460

 

561-582-3300

We feel the jewelry created by these talented hands of the Diva artists is the best Bling you can find. Jewelry is the way to a women’s heart! Enjoy our opening night and fall in love. Our jewelry artists will wow you with their imagination. Their creations are made fine silver, gold and gems, wire, paper, metal, clay, glass from the sea and found objects. Visit this opening night for an evening of Glam, strawberries, chocolates and bubbly. Have some fun!! Count our jewels to win art donated by Artisans On The Ave. A portion of the evening’s proceeds will go to the charity of your choice.

Gabriele Kraus's Hand hammered metal jewelry

Gabriele Kraus’s Hand hammered metal jewelry


Our featured artists for the evening are: Gabriele Kraus, Irene Jalowayski, Mary Catello, Amelia Costa, Debra Kashdan, Julie Sylvester, Rickie Leiter, Marsha Balbier, Lori Axelrod, Hannah Long and Linda Manganaro
Marsha Barbier's necklace

Marsha Balbier’s necklace

Our jewelry artists draw inspiration for their designs from endless variations of color, texture, pattern, and form. Some view nature and man-made environments as sources for their artistic ideas.The end results form a strong vision and a blend of wonderful, fun ideas which make their jewelry a one of a kind find!!!! Part of the proceeds on each purchase of art for the evening will go to a charity of your choice! What a wonderful way to enjoy art while helping others!!!!

Meet the artists and explore their creations!

 

Lori Axelrod's Multi-color Bracelet

Lori Axelrod’s Multi-color Bracelet

Lori Axelrod tells The Rickie Report, ”  My passion for color and pattern drew me to polymer clay as the perfect medium for my creative expression. The intensely saturated colors and the technical detail I can achieve with polymer clay, combined with the wonderful tactile experience of the clay in my hands that has me hooked!”

 

 

Mary Catello's Necklace, Bracelet and Earrings

Mary Catello’s  Handmade Paper Necklace, Bracelet and Earrings

 

 

Mary Catello shares, “Although my signature baskets are made in naturals, primarily palm inflorescence, when I teach I use many other conventional materials.  When working with paper, to create colorful vessels, I started to play with all the scraps. So, my love for color and my girly love of bling were the driving force and inspiration to a line of artistic hand-painted paper called “Painted Pulp”.”

 

 

Amelia Costa's  Fine Art Necklace

Amelia Costa’s Fine Art Necklace

 

 
Amelia Costa has a Bachelor of Fine Arts in painting and ceramics. While exploring sculpture of the human form, she started making small pieces of jewelry to adorn her figures. This led her to design and make “human size” jewelry.  She tells us, “I like to work in sterling silver, copper, recycled glass and semi precious stones. Mixing colors, texture and shine help me create one of a kind pieces that will compliment the wearer’s personality.”

Irene Jalowayski's  Hand made blue glass with silver necklace and earrings

Irene Jalowayski’s Hand made blue glass with silver necklace and earrings

Irene Jalowayski specializes in fused glass and silver jewelery including gorgeous pendants, earrings and bracelets.  New in her line is a series of bib necklaces made from cast glass beads with matching earrings.  Irene cast these beads from ground glass in specially made molds.  The glass is fired at about 1400 degrees.  She tells us, “My pendants and cabochon earrings are also fused and are made with a lot of dichroic glass.  The dichroic glass gives my pieces a shine and sparkle that is enhanced by the silver findings that are used to finish them.  Each piece is different and one of a kind.  These pieces make wonderful gifts or gorgeous additions to any lady’s jewelery wardrobe.”
Deborah Kashdan's metal and cabochon bracelet

Deborah Kashdan’s metal and cabochon bracelet

Deborah Kashdan explains, ” My jewelry reflects my eclectic interests…I like to incorporate metals, both new and repurposed, into pieces using stones or beads to augment the designs.  I often mix metals such as sterling silver, brass and copper…I like the idea of re-using old material in a new way.  Metal salvaged from old silver silver-plated brass trays and dishes are the basis for some of my work.”
 
Linda Manganero's Zipper Necklace

Linda Manganero’s Zipper Necklace

 

Linda Manganaro says, ” My fun jewelry evolves from memories, stories, and visions. Using found objects and unique items I create one of a kind wearable art.  Each whimsical piece will bring a smile and thought to your day.”
Julie Sylvester's Shell necklace

Julie Sylvester’s Shell necklace

 

Julie Sylvester explains, ” My one of a kind jewelry made of seashells, pearls and feathers. All pieces are made of reclaimed natural materials found on Florida beaches and beaches around the world.”

 

Artisans On The Ave Gallery

 

Artisans On The Ave Gallery is located at 630 Lake Avenue in the middle of downtown Lake Worth, Florida.  Hours are Sunday thru Tuesday, 11 AM – 6 PM. Wednesday thru Saturday, 11 AM – 9 PM.   Our Gallery features the work of 25 local artists working in all media.  For information on becoming an artist with two or three-dimensional art in our gallery please call Betty Wilson  561-762-8162 or Linda Manganaro  561-308-7263.  Gallery phone: 561-582-3300.

 

 

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Rickie Leiter, Publisher

The Rickie Report

P.O.Box 33423

Palm Beach Gardens, FL 33420

Rickie@therickiereport.com

561-537-0291