Irene Jalowayski And Rickie Leiter Are Featured Artists At Special Holiday Boutique At Craft Gallery In West Palm Beach On Sunday, December 15

A special Glass, Jewelry and Wearable Art Holiday Sale will be held on Sunday, December 15 at The Craft Gallery in West Palm Beach, Fl.  It is worth the trip to The Craft Gallery to meet inspired artisans, Irene Jalowayski and Rickie Leiter and see their incredible works of art, which make perfect holiday gifts. Light refreshments will be served and plenty of free parking is available. The Rickie Report shares the details and some sneak peeks. The gallery is located at 5911 S. Dixie Highway in West Palm Beach, just north of Forest Hill Boulevard, next to the iconic Carvel Ice Cream.  There is extra parking on the side street, Churchill Road.

 

 

 

 

 

 

The Craft Gallery

5911 South Dixie Hwy.    West Palm Beach, FL 33405

 561 762 8162

 

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Glass, Jewelry and Wearable Art Sale

 

 Irene Jalowayski  &  Rickie Leiter

 

 Sunday, December 15  

11 am – 4 pm  

 

 

Free admission and Free Parking

 

 

5911 South Dixie Hwy.    West Palm Beach, FL 33405

Located at 5911 S. Dixie Highway in West Palm Beach, just north of Forest Hill Boulevard, next to the iconic Carvel Ice Cream.  

There is extra parking on the side street, Churchill Road.

 

 

 

So that bracelet you are wearing can trace its origins to some Neanderthal roaming the forest. Sounds crazy, doesn’t it? It makes sense when you realize the origination of jewelry spans many thousands of years. Jewelry is one of the oldest archeological artifacts – shell beads from the Neanderthal area around 115,000 years ago were some of the earliest discoveries. Throughout history, jewelry has been a universal form of adornment – to show status or rank, as a recognition of affiliation (religious, political) and as a symbol of personal meaning (love, mourning, luck). Thanks to the ingenuity of the Greeks adding gemstones to gold in 1600 BC, jewelry has evolved into a stunning form of art. Fast forward to today, and there is an endless variety of jewelry adorning our bodies, our fashion, our homes. Two local artisans who have embraced this art form are being featured in the upcoming event,Glass, Jewelry and Wearable Art at The Craft Gallery in West Palm Beach.

 

 

 

 

Rickie Leiter,publisher of – you guessed it – The Rickie Report, will be showcasing some of her beautiful jewelry at this event. Most of her pieces incorporate a variety of gemstones, many with a central, unusual focal piece to complement the stones. Her one-of-a-kind pieces have been sold in museum shops, local galleries and wearable art boutiques. It’s no surprise that Rickie landed squarely in the middle of South Florida’s local art scene. Raised in a decidedly creative household with an affinity for community activism and an appreciation of nature, she has explored many avenues during her artistic journey. From art consultant and board member of an international organization to special needs advocate and online publisher, Rickie’s creativity shines in her art.

 

Irene Jalowayski, an accomplished glass artist in Palm Beach County, will thrill you with her exquisite jewelry using glass and metals. Working in fused glass, cast glass and mixed media, Irene has an incredible eye for color and style. Her use of dichroic glass adds even more color explosion to her pieces. In addition to her unique jewelry designs, you’ll see her creative style emerge in her glass pieces – sculptures, vases, platters, Judaica, candlesticks and so much more. Always an art lover and collector, Irene started “playing” in fused glass 15 years ago, studying with master glass artists in the area. What started as a hobby has evolved into a passion, and it shows! The winner of numerous awards, her work has been seen in galleries, art shows and exhibitions around South Florida.

 

 

 

 

For more information:

Call 561-762-8162

or email potteryme@aol.com

 

The Craft Gallery

5911 S. Dixie Highway    West Palm Beach, FL 33405

561-762-8162     TheCraftGallery.net

 

The Craft Gallery is available for studio space rental and parties. Parties, you ask? Consider having a unique holiday party at the gallery. Invite a small group for an evening of art and socializing (think Paint Your Own Pottery or Couples Night Out) or the gallery can create an art class customized to your schedule. They can even tailor parties just for kids.

 

 

So, get yourself in gear for the holiday season and swing by the charming little gallery tucked next to the iconic Carvel Ice Cream in West Palm Beach. The Craft Gallery is located behind Hair Harbor on Dixie Highway, just north of Forest Hill Boulevard at 5911 S. Dixie Highway. Gallery hours are Tuesday through Saturday, 10 am to 2 pm. Afternoons, evenings and weekends are by appointment only. Stay informed about their classes, sales and events by liking them on Facebook or check out their website –TheCraftGallery.net.

 

 

The studio is located behind Hair Harbor on Dixie Highway, just north of Forest Hill Boulevard. Be sure to check The Craft Gallery website and Facebook page – TheCraftGallery.netfor information about the latest classes and events. Pop on by the gallery to see this artist in action and all the lovely creativity that surrounds her.

 

 

 

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 Collection Announces Special Holiday Shopping Spree At Mandel JCC In Palm Beach Gardens On Tuesday, November 5

Join Whitespace Cōl-léct at the Mandel JCC in Palm Beach Gardens on Tuesday, November 5 for a special Holiday Shopping Spree!  The Rickie Report shares the details here.

 

 

 

 

 

For more information please visit:

www.whitespacecollection.com

or email: whitespace@mordes.net

 

 

 

 

 

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

 

 

 

“One Woman” Features Glass Artist Irene Jalowayski At Artisans On The Ave Gallery

“One Woman” Exhibition features glass artist, Irene Jalowayski at Artisans On The Ave Gallery.  Artisans shows over 40 local artists who work in a variety of mediums. Irene is one of this gallery’s multi-talented artists who creates decorative and functional art with fused glass.  Her silver jewelry and Judaic items are distinctive, as are her newest creations in cast glass.  Irene’s work has been accepted into prestigious juried shows in Florida and you can find her most recent works at this Exhibition.  The Rickie Report has had a number of inquiries from readers and art patrons, asking for more details about this art medium.  Our interview with Irene gives you that information and some sneak peeks of her attractive creations!

 

 

 

 

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“ONE WOMAN”

Art Exhibit

Featuring:

Irene Jalowayski

Opening Reception:

Saturday, October 24, 2015

6:00 – 9:00 PM

This is a free event

Gallery Hours:

Open 7 days a week
Monday – Saturday 11 am – 9 pm
Sunday 11 am – 6 pm

Artisans On The Ave Gallery

630 Lake Avenue     Lake Worth, FL 33460

561-762-8162     561-582-3300

 

 

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“What Were You Thinking?” by Irene Jalowayski

 

 

 

Toni Willey wrote, “At the Artisans On The Ave Gallery you will find :
Beautiful, original one of a kind pieces of art created by local Palm Beach County Artists with some of the most unique and eclectic imaginations that have ever come together under one roof. AWESOME!”

Irene  Jalowayski’s expertise is taking glass and visualizing a finished piece and then making each of her pieces by hand for the completed work of art. Her lovely silver and glass jewelry is considered by many as wearable art. Each creation is unique and one of a kind. A Florida native, Irene was raised in Miami, Florida but spent much of her adult life in California. She now lives in West Palm Beach and has her studio there.  All of her pieces can be washed with a gentle soap in water. The silver needs some silver polish and then a wash in warm water to clean it.

 

 

 

 

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“Amber Moon Necklace”                               “Blue Round Necklace”

 

 

 

Irene tells The Rickie Report, “As much as glass has become a major part of my life I did spend my adult career in a completely unrelated field. I am a licensed speech pathologist and have worked for over 30 years in private practice and hospitals.”

 

 

 

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Fused Glass and Wood Wine Holder

by Irene Jalowayski

 

The selection of home décor pieces including fused glass candlesticks, dishes, vases, Judaica menorahs and unique cast glass sculpture will enhance your home or business. Irene is an experienced artist with a true sense of style and vision. The variety of different shades and colors of glass she selects complements each one of a kind art designs. Her energy, passion, and dedication to her art gives Irene the title of “ONE WOMAN ARTIST” that she is so deserving of in her field among local glass and silver jewelry artists.

 

 

 

 

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“Green Wave Bracelet” by Irene Jalowayski

 

A MOMENT WITH

IRENE JALOWAYSKI:

 

“SPEAKING OF GLASS”

 

 

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“Blue Stem Bowl” by Irene Jalowayski

 

 

TRR: How did you begin creating with glass as your medium?

IJ:

 

 

I chose to work with glass because I have always loved to look at it and to feel it. Long before I began to work with glass I was collecting it. My personal glass collection includes pieces by American, Italian and Swedish glass artists. Creating my own glass pieces has not stopped me from purchasing a beautiful piece of glass if I fall in love with it!

 

 

 

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“Star Crossed Lovers” by Irene Jalowayski

 

About 10 years ago, an artist friend of mine asked me if I would be interested in taking a glass fusing class in her community. Of course I said,” yes” and took to it like a duck takes to water!  I went faithfully for over five years to that weekly class.  I learned my basic skills and also found that I have an eye for color and design. Finally, after all that time I decided to purchase my own kiln and began to spread my wings taking classes at other venues.  I’ve been working with glass for almost eleven years and it has given me new life.

 

 

 

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“Jerusalem Seder Plate” by Irene Jalowayski

 

 

 

Creating glass jewelry allows me to bring something new and exciting into existence that is “wearable art”, utilizing the smaller pieces of glass from my studio. The colors of the glass radiate from necklaces, earrings and bracelets. My experience with fused glass and cast glass is now being translated into new styles of jewelry. Dichroic glass, filled with bits of sparkle, shadings and metallics is a very popular medium.

 

 

 

 

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Blue and Purple Dichroic Glass Candlesticks 

by Irene Jalowayski

 

TRR:  Describe the process of creating a piece of your glass work.

IJ:

 

 

Creating a piece always begins with the search for an idea and then deciding, based on that, whether my creation would be best at a sculpture…a bowl… or what? If it is going to be a fused glass piece I usually draw the design on paper first.  Then I make some decisions about glass color and how I might cut the glass to make my design. Often I will cut my drawing up and use the pieces to trace my design onto the actual glass that I am going to use. Most of my pieces utilize a lot of small pieces of glass cut and put together, making my original design.

 

 

 

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“Mosaic Bowl” by Irene Jalowayski

 

 

Once all the glass is cut, it is glued onto a base and fired in the kiln for the first time. My first fuses are usually at 1380 degrees which gives the piece some texture. When the piece comes out of the kiln, I look at the piece to see if I am satisfied with it and see where I want to add dimension and color. Generally I add glass and fire my pieces at least two or three times.  The firing process takes  10-12  hours for larger pieces, especially when draping the glass, as in the vase below.  Jewelry pieces can only be fired once and take over 4 hours in the kiln itself.

 

 

 

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“Tall Red Vase” by Irene Jalowayski

 

 

Each piece needs a different firing  schedule. If the piece is to be slumped into a bowl or a platter or other shape it is only done after the above process is complete.  This vase (above) needed another firing for 14 hours, for example. 

 

 

 

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“Confetti Glass Vase” by Irene Jalowayski

 

 

Slumping is the process of taking a flat piece and melting it just enough so that is falls into a mold to create the shape that is desired. If my flat piece that I completed above is to be slumped, I choose the mold I am going to use. The mold must be coated with kiln wash and dried. Then the glass is place on top of it and is put into the kiln. In slumping the glass it is not melted but only softened enough that is falls into or around the mold. To do that the kiln is heated to around 1200 degrees. The kiln temperature is brought up slowly. Once the slumping has taken place the kiln temperature comes down slowly to anneal the glass. That will keep it from breaking after it comes out of the kiln. Between creating, firing, and slumping a fused glass piece can take up to a week to complete.

 

 

 

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Menorah by Irene Jalowayski

 

This year I started doing glass casting. That is a very different procedure than the ones I just mentioned. Once I have decided what I am going to make I create the piece in clay. The clay sculpture is then cast in plaster. During the two weeks it takes for the plaster mold to dry, I work on it to smooth the rough edges and make sure there are no cracks. After the mold dries, I fill it with the glass I have chosen and fire it in the kiln. The pieces I have been making are up to 15 inches tall and take 38 hours to fire in the kiln. The larger the piece, the longer the firing. Each cast piece takes two to three weeks from design to completion. Then the mold is broken away from the glass sculpture so it can never be used again.  The resulting piece of solid glass is just beautiful and substantial and always one-of-kind.

 

 

 

 

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“Angel Fish” Cast Glass by Irene Jalowayski

 

 

 

 

TRR: How do you recharge your creativity?

IJ:

 

That is a hard question because it is never just one thing. In order to create something new and unique, I need to be relaxed and not terribly stressed. A walk on the beach by the water or at one of the preserves or a trip to an art show or a museum can help a lot.  I love to browse through art magazines to spark an idea. Sometimes it comes from something totally unexpected. I can be looking at some beautiful glass and then just think of an idea. For example,  I was at McMow Art Glass one day buying some supplies. Phil had a piece of Saturday glass in the window that looked just like the Caribbean Sea to me. I purchased it and made two pieces from it. Both were underwater scenes with fish, shells etc. That was what I thought of when I first saw the glass in the window. I still have one of the pieces at Artisans on the Ave. The other was recently sold.

 

 

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“Blue Cameo”

 

 

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                                         “Blue and Silver Bib” with Earrings

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“Black and Red Moon”

               

TRR: Where can art lovers find your work?

IJ:

On October 24 I will be having a one woman show at Artisans on the Ave in Lake Worth. It will be from 6 to 9 pm. There will be wine and snacks. I will be there to meet and greet everyone so I hope lots of people can attend.

 

My work can be found at Artisans on the Ave at 630 Lake Ave, Lake Worth, McMow Art Glass on Dixie Highway and 7th St. in Lake Worth, and at Florida Craft Art on Central Ave. in downtown St. Petersburg. On the weekend of November 14 and 15, I’ll be participating in Artnado.  Check out my Etsy shop. Go to www.etsy.com and then to PalmBeachArtGlass. I also have a web page: www.palmbeachsmashingglass.com  or call 561 792 8788 or by email at ijaloway@palmbeachsmashingglass.com
I take special orders. These may take a few weeks to create.

 

 

 

 

 

For more information about this Exhibit or other artists and Events at Artisans On The Ave, please contact:

Betty Wilson
Linda Manganaro
561-762-8162
561-582-3300
www.ArtisansOnTheave.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

Opening Fall Exhibit At The Nathan D. Rosen Museum Gallery Showcases Three Local Artists

The public is invited to the Nathan D. Rosen Museum Gallery for the opening of its Fall Exhibitions.  Three community-based artists will be featured: Natalie Levine (Botanicals), Cara Zimmerman (Master of Beaded Jewelry) and Loren Stein (Intricate Paper Cuts and other Judaic art). The Rickie Report shares the details and some images of their work.  Be sure to check out the Levis JCC Calendar for more Exhibits, Classes and Workshops these artists and others will be leading!  The Reception on Sunday, October 11th is  FREE and Open to the Public, but you Must make a reservation.

 

 

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Nathan D. Rosen Museum Gallery

 Fall Exhibit  Showcases:

Natalie Levine

Cara Zimmerman

Loren Stein

Opening Reception:

Sunday, Oct. 11, 2015

1 – 4 p.m.

Opening Reception with artists’ presentations is Free and Open to the Public.

RSVP required:

Call 561-558-2520 or email  sueh@levisjcc.org

Exhibitions run through Nov. 20, 2015 

Gallery Hours:
Monday – Friday  9 a.m. – 4 p.m.
Sunday by appointment

21050 95th Avenue South      Boca Raton FL 33428

 

NATALIE  LEVINE

"La Dee Da" by Natalie Levine

                       “La Dee Da” by Natalie Levine

 

Natalie Levine’s “Botanicals” series is a charming new genre that captures and embraces the viewer’s imagination through enticing elements of mixed media collages of fantasy, color and texture. These whimsical and engaging works are an intuitive combination of painting and collage that brings together both real and imagined elements designed to lead the viewer on a journey of discovery, and enchantment.

 

"Spring Dance" by Natalie Levine

                  “Spring Dance” by Natalie Levine

 

 

Levine has enjoyed a successful 30-year career as a fine artist and earned many accolades for her work. Her style has been described as both Impressionistic and Realistic, successfully combining the light and color of the Impressionists’ paintings while still maintaining the detail and reality of the late 19th century Realists.  In addition to her Botanicals series, a selection of Levine’s landscapes will also be on display.

 

 

 

For more information please visit:
http://www.natalielevinestudio.com

 

 

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      Bead Creations by Cara Zimmerman

 

 

CARA  ZIMMERMAN

 

“Cara’s Bead Creations, Love Made Visible” says everything you need to know about Cara Zimmerman.  A Master beading artist Cara Zimmerman draws her inspiration from the vibrant colors of the Peruvian women to create these sophisticated and elegant pieces of wearable art. She makes her love of beading visible and encourages you to learn with her.

 

 

Nothing gives Cara more pleasure than seeing someone wear one of her pieces. Each piece is made with love and colors sing a song of timeless wearability. Cara’s mother is a portrait oil painter and her father, a retired dentist makes amazing pictures from tiny postage stamps. The thread of artistic ability runs through Cara’s family and she embraces the joy that comes from her hands.

 

 

For more information please contact:

info@cz-beads.com

 

Cara Zimmerman: Beaded jewelry workshops

Tuesdays, Feb. 16 and March 1, 10 a.m.

For more information or to register call 561-558-5250

 

 

 

 

 

Bead Necklace by Cara Zimmerman

                 Bead Necklace by Cara Zimmerman

LOREN  STEIN

 

 

Loren Stein has owned her own design and consulting company, Loren Stein Designs, since 1990.  She is an active multi-media artist creating art in mediums such as painting, paper-cuts, invitations, centerpieces, ritual art and more.  Additionally she has taught studio art to elementary age students through twelfth grade.  Her background in architecture has been an asset in giving her the skills to create multi-media works with dimension and depth.

 

Paper Cut by Loren Stein

          Paper Cut by Loren Stein

 

Multi-media artist Loren Stein designs intricate paper-cuts, endless blessings and creation jewelry, custom Ketubot.

 

 

Loren Stein’s Paper-cuts Workshop

Monday, Nov. 9 at 1:30 p.m.

For more information or to register call 561-558-5250

 

For more information please visit:
http://lorensteindesign.com

 

Judaic Jewelry by Loren Stein

                    Judaic Jewelry by Loren Stein

 

 

 

The Phyllis & Harvey Sandler Center at the Adolph & Rose Levis Jewish Community Center provides a welcoming environment and a sense of community for active adults of all ages to pursue high quality and enriching educational, cultural, social and recreational experiences. The Levis JCC welcomes individuals of all ages, races, and religious affiliations living in South Florida. It is located at 9801 Donna Klein Blvd, Boca Raton, FL 33428.

www.levisjcc.org

 

 

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

Whitespace Collect Offers Judaica Trunk Show At Boca Raton Art Museum And Docent-Led Tours At Whitespace Collection During Season

Whitespace is accepting reservations for docent-led group tours for this upcoming season! There are 3 Tour options and we can highly recommend each one, especially the Private Residence Tour. In addition, Whitespace Collect will be offering a Judaica Trunk Show at the Boca Raton Museum of Art. This is perfect timing for gift giving and takes place in conjunction with the Museum’s “Memories” Exhibit.  The Rickie Report shares the details of the Trunk Show, Tours and more.

 

 

 

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Whitespace is accepting reservations for group tours this upcoming Season!

 

Make your reservations at:
Whitespace@mordes.net or 561.541.3701

 

Option 1
Docent Tour of Whitespace Exhibitions

Group Size : Minimum of 3 –  maximum 10.
Saturday and Sunday from 1 pm – 4 pm.
$20.00 per person
Reservation Required 

 

 

 

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Option 2
Docent Tour of Whitespace Exhibitions

Group Size : Minimum of 20 –  maximum 35
Monday Through Friday 10 am or 1:30 PM
1.5 hour tour scheduled at the convenience of the group
$35.00 per person
Reservation Required

 

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Option 3
Docent Tour of Whitespace Collection and the Private Residence

Group size: Minimum of 20 maximum 50.
Monday Through Friday 10 am or 1:30 PM.
Hosted by Elayne Mordes
2.5 hours accompanied by refreshments and scheduled at your convenience.

$50. per person  

Reservation Required

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Just a reminder!

Whitespace is available for specialty events:
Holiday Functions
Cocktail parties
Birthday parties
Any unique group idea!

 

“Partial proceeds benefiting the arts and art education through Community Foundation”

 

Direct your questions or reservations to:

Whitespace@mordes.net

or 561.541.3701

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

The Rickie Report

P.O.Box 33423

Palm Beach Gardens, FL 33420

Rickie@therickiereport.com

561-537-0291

 

 

 

Chabad of Palm Beach Presents “Art, Food & Kabbalah: A Jewish Art Exhibition” and Features the work of Eric Kucera

Modernity Art is the main gallery for the art works of Erik Kucera, an award winning artist from Slovakia. He is the creator of the world renowned technique, “Surreallations”, which creates the illusion of depth and movement in each piece.  His work is unique and readily recognizable as a “Kucera”. Erik has participated in over 200 exhibitions worldwide and his art can now be found in more than 16 different countries.  Locally, he will be showing his work at Chabad of the Palm Beach’s “Art, Food & Kabbalah: A Jewish Art Exhibition”, where guests will explore “An Art Journey Through the Jewish Year”.  The Rickie Report shares the details and some sneak peaks of Erik’s artistry. 

 

 

 

 

The Artwork of 

Erik Kucera

 

Tuesday, November 18th

7:00 pm

7025 Fairview Lane

Palm Beach Gardens, FL  33418

Members: $10   Non-Members: $18

 

 

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Modernity Art is the main gallery for the art works of Erik Kucera.  An award winning artist from Slovakia, he is the creator of the world renowned technique, “Surreallations”.  The Surreallations technique, which creates the illusion of depth and movement to each piece, is what makes each work so unique and readily recognizable as a “Kucera”. Erik has participated in over 200 exhibitions worldwide and his art can now be found in more than 16 different countries.

 

 

 

Eric Kucera's artistry in Art in Public Places at the Palm Beach International Airport Juried Exhibition

Erik Kucera’s artistry in Art in Public Places at the Palm Beach International Airport Juried Exhibition

 

 

Erik tells The Rickie Report, “I am an artist because to be anything else would be untrue. Through my art I hope to bring awareness to situations in the world which are not always so easy to talk about or even read about. I enjoy also taking themes from the past and working them in a new and exciting way, a way in which people have never seen before.”  

 

 

"Kaleidokrank" by Erik Kucek

“Kaleidokrank” by Erik Kucera

 

 

Erik goes on to explain, “When I create my art, I always see the images in all dimensions in my mind. Every piece takes hours of thoughtfulness and consideration so that the art can tell a story and give the viewer a journey through a world created in a single piece. Some concepts for work can be inspired from the weather or song, and then the ideas flow easily. Other works are themes which can require days of research, and investigation of symbols, history and literature.” 

 

 

Artistry by Erik Kucera

Artistry by Erik Kucera

 

 

“When I first started seriously as an artist, I didn’t trust myself beyond a white sheet of paper and a black marker.  I created my first works on the basis of my black and white checkered pattern. Over the years I discovered my love of colors and through much trial and error eventually developed the technique of “surreallations”. It is my own way of creating the illusion of depth and movement in a piece. All my works today are carefully developed using a variety of tools and different mediums in order to perfect this technique.  However, in nearly every work I create you can still find the original black and white checkered pattern which was the seed from which my art has grown,” he shares with our readers.

 

 

"Strength" by Erik Kucera

“Strength” by Erik Kucera

 

 

 

 

Erik works out of his Studio in Palm Beach, Florida, but his works are on display and for sale through various Galleries and Exhibitions all over the world. Please check the Shows and Exhibitions Link on his website  for locations.  Call or email today regarding original or limited edition artist embellished giclees which are available for sale. 561.729.9694

 

 

Erik Kucera. Please find attached a bio and other information about Erik which you may find helpful.

www.youtube.com/user/ModernityArt

 

https://www.facebook.com/pages/Erik-Ku%C4%8Dera/247357688670817?ref=bookmarks

or

www.modernity.us.com

or call Dawn Ross, Art Director,  Modernity Art Organic Life Arts, LLC   561.729.9694

 

 

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

A New Home For Art: Amy Reshefsky Gallery Opens in Artists Alley

The Rickie Report is pleased to announce that Amy Reshefsky has opened her own gallery in Artists Alley in Delray Beach, FL.  She is inviting the public to a special Open House on April 5 & 6th.  Recently interviewed on CBS News Channel 12, we hope you will stop by to meet Amy and see the wide variety of her work!

 

 

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Amy Reshefsky is an artist whose abstract acrylic paintings express her vision, moods, sophistication, and life experiences. Amy hails from New York and New Jersey, although she spent much of her adult life in Florida where she raised her children. She now spends some of her time with her husband in Mont Tremblant, Quebec, Canada.
Painting on Reclaimed Wood

Painting on Reclaimed Wood

It was there that she found her freedom to express herself with paint.  Amy has discovered how to use materials other than canvas to express her creativity. Reclaimed wood in unusual shapes and textures as well as glass panels and tabletops have become her favorites.
Painting on Glass

Painting on Glass

She tells The Rickie Report, “I discover new things about myself and the creative process nearly every day,” she admits.
We love her use unique gift for color and style, which transfers easily from wood, to glass and canvas.  Her range is wide and The Rickie Report believes people will easily find a piece of artwork they gravitate toward.
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Amy was recently interviewed on CBS News 12 by David Weir.  The segment will air within the next few weeks, so be sure to keep checking www.CBS12.com  .  She is a graduate of the International Fine Arts College, in Miami, Florida. Amy is a Member of the Maison Arts and Culture St Faustin Q.C. and MOCA Museum of Contemporary Art in Miami, Florida.  Amy’s work has also been published in The Design Book AIA Miami Magazine (Winter and Sumer 2011) and WEMERGE ART Magazine (Summer 2011).

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To contact Amy at the Gallery: 561-330-4712  or in Canada: 819-681-6769  or her Cell:  561-289-4542 or visit her website at: www.amyreshefsky.com  or amyreshefsky@gmail.com  or visit her on Facebook at: https://www.facebook.com/TheArtofAmyReshefsky

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