Boca Raton Art Museum Art School Invites You To Open House. Learn About The New Classes, Workshops And Enjoy Some Perks

The Boca Raton Museum Art School is 65 years old this year, but there is nothing retiring about the Art School. The Art School is revitalizing its programs with new classes and events.  Stop by for OPEN HOUSE: Saturday, August 29, 1-4 pm. A fun afternoon to meet teachers, visit the studios, see demonstrations of art techniques such as stone carving, making tempera paint, porcelain painting, pottery and jewelry making. Enjoy food trucks, a free raffle for art supplies or a short back massage courtesy of Body Kneads Massage of Palmetto Park Square. Fall classes for adults, teens, and children begin Tuesday, September 8.  The Rickie Report shares the details plus new short courses, new evening courses and Saturday classes.  Mark your calendars for the Ceramics Exhibit  Gallery Opening Reception on August 28, 5-8pm. The Exhibit runs through September 29th.  Click here for more information.

 

 

 

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Boca Raton Museum of Art – The Art School

801 W. Palmetto Road Boca Raton FL 33486

561-392-2503

  • Excellent teachers with low teacher to studio ratio
  • Convenient: 801 West Palmetto Park Road, 1 mile east of I-95
  • Wonderful studios, easy parking

 

 

OPEN HOUSE: Saturday, August 29, 1-4 pm

 

Ceramics Gallery Exhibit

Opening Reception

Friday, August 28, 5-8pm.

The Exhibit runs through September 29th

 

 

 

 

 

Boca Raton Museum School of Art

Boca Raton Museum Art School

The Art School is initiating new “appetizers” or first courses for beginners who want to test out their creative side and for experienced artists to try a new technique. The appetizer courses are short, fun, creative, and do not require lots of art supplies.

 

Learn Kumihimo, a Japanese Braiding technique to create jewelry at the Boca Raton Museum School of Art

Learn Kumihimo, a Japanese Braiding technique to create jewelry at the Boca Raton Museum Art School

 

 

 

They include make your own Pop-Up book; colored pencil drawing; perspective drawing in 4 sessions; learn glass fusing to make jewelry; print making to design your own notecards; and Kumihimo braiding for jewelry. The appetizer courses start in late September.

 

 

Create An Accordion Book at the Boca Museum of Art School

Create An Accordion Book at the Boca Raton Museum Art School

 

The Art School is increasing its evening and Saturday classes and expanding it ceramics department, offering additional pottery classes and a new Figurative Clay Sculpture class. The Art School is hosting an exhibit of ceramics in the gallery opening August 28, 5-8pm.  The Exhibit runs through September 29th, featuring work by Catalina Aguirre- Hoffman, Barbara Brown, Justin Lambert, Diane Lublinski, Susan Maguire, Lori Gregory, Stephen Hubbard and others.

 

Pottery Class With Justin Lambert

Pottery Class With Justin Lambert

With over 100 classes each month there is something for everyone from absolute beginners to experienced artist. Studio classes are conducted in eight areas: book making, ceramics, drawing, jewelry arts, painting, digital photography and video, print making, and sculpture. 

 

Boca Museum School of Art Stone Carving Class

Boca Raton Museum Art School Stone Carving Class

 

The Art School is a community of people interested in art and is the teaching branch of the cultural campus comprised of the Art School, Artists’ Guild and Museum.

 

 

Making Egg Tempera at the Boca Raton Museum Art School

Making Egg Tempera at the Boca Raton Museum Art School

 

Originally the Artists’ Guild conducted classes in Mizner-designed Boca Raton Hotel. In 1962 the Guild constructed the building on West Palmetto Park Road which served as Museum and Art School until 2001 when the Museum opened in Mizner Park.

 

 

For information go to the website http://www.bocamuseum.org or call 561-392-2503
For more information, please contact:

Boca Raton Museum of Art – The Art School
801 W. Palmetto Road, Boca Raton FL 33486
561-392-2503

bocamuseum.org/theartschool

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Trend-Setting Ceramic Artists’ Exhibit Open to the Public with “SoFlo: On and Off the Wall” At Palm Beach State College

Fourteen ceramic artists will exhibit at Palm Beach State College art gallery in “SoFlo: On and Off the Wall”.  The public is invited to see 40 pieces of  both sculptural and functional work from these ceramic trend setters who are based on the east coast of Florida.  Artwork will be for sale.  Both the reception and exhibit are free and Open to the public.  The Rickie Report shares the details here with a sneak peek.

Palm Beach State College

Art Gallery

Presents:

“SoFlo: On and Off the Wall”

Opening Reception:

February 18th

 

5:30 – 8:00 pm

 

Exhibit runs    2/18  through  3/21

Free and Open to the Public

 

 

3160 PGA Boulevard

 Palm Beach Gardens, FL

 

 

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Fourteen south Florida artists will feature their latest ceramic works in an exhibit titled “SoFlo: On and Off the Wall” at the Art Gallery at Eissey Campus at Palm Beach State College Feb. 18 to March 21. The opening reception will be from 5:30 to 8 p.m. Feb. 18.

 

"Fancy Teapots" by Bonnie Seeman

“Fancy Teapots” by Bonnie Seeman

 

 

The exhibit will feature 40 pieces of sculptural and functional work, each offering a perspective of current trends in south Florida. Both the reception and the exhibit are free and open to the public. Artwork will be available for purchase. Prices range from $200 to $6,000.

 

 

 

"Specimen #19" by Judith King

“Specimen #19” by Judith King

 

 

SoFlo is a group of artists and educators working at institutions from Jupiter to Miami. The exhibitors are Deborah Adornato, Shannon Calhoun, Angi Curreri, Angel Dicosola, Nazare Feliciano, Rebeca Gilling, Bryan Hiveley, Judith Berk King, Justin Lambert, Victoria Martin, Chris Riccardo, Bonnie Seeman, Gerbi Tsesarskaia and Karla Walter.

 

 

"Heart of Hearts" by Angi Curreri

“Heart of Hearts” by Angi Curreri

 

SoFlo: On and Off the Wall is an invitational exhibition that highlights South Florida’s thriving ceramics community. The art showcases talented ceramic artists in a wide range of sculptural and functional work, offering a perspective of current trends in South Florida. SoFlo is a group of artists and educators working at institutions from Miami to Jupiter, such as Miami International University, Barry University, Florida Atlantic University, and Palm Beach State College. 

 

"Baby Blanket" by Nazare Feliciano

“Baby Blanket” by Nazare Feliciano

The gallery is located in the Palm Beach Gardens campus’ BB building, Room 113 and hours are 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday, Wednesday, Thursday and Friday and 9 a.m. to 8 p.m. Tuesday. For more information, call Art Gallery Specialist Karla Walter at 561-207- 5015 or email walterk@palmbeachstate.edu.

 

Deborah Adornato

Deborah Adornato

 

Serving 48,000 students annually, Palm Beach State College is the largest institution of higher education in Palm Beach County, providing bachelor’s degrees, associate degrees, professional certificates, career training and lifelong learning. Established in 1933 as Florida’s first public community college, it offers more than 100 programs of study at locations in Lake Worth, Boca Raton, Palm Beach Gardens and Belle Glade. 

 

 

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Victoria Martin

 

 

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The Rickie Report

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561-537-0291

 

Retired FAU Professor Reunites With Students/Colleagues For Pottery Show

 John McCoy taught ceramics at Florida Atlantic University and during his 36 year tenure as a professor there, he served as an inspiration to many.  The Rickie Report sees the names of potters who have gone on to National Acclaim, including many who are now sharing those seeds of motivation with their students here in Palm Beach County. Stop by the Second Annual Pottery Show and Sale at John McCoy Pottery December 15-16th.  

 

 

  John McCoy Pottery and Friends

 Second Annual Pottery Show and Sale

Saturday December 15 and Sunday December 16

10:00 am  –  4:00pm

13746  58 Court North West Palm Beach, 33411

 

Local clay artists John McCoy, Justin Lambert, Nena Escobar, Courtney Paige and Brian Kovachik will exhibit their most recent work which includes functional stoneware, porcelain, and wood fired pottery.

 

John McCoy Teapot

While John McCoy taught ceramics at FAU for 36 years, he also served the arts community as a guest lecturer, workshop instructor and juror of art festivals.  He tells us, “ I hope this show becomes a yearly event where local artists get a chance to meet their neighbors and share their work with our community.”

 

Covered Pot by John McCoy

Recently retired, Mr. McCoy built a studio in the Acreage where he is producing beautiful functional pottery and enjoying nature.

 

Plate by Justin Lambert

 

 McCoy’s students are now teachers (Lighthouse ArtCenter, Palm Beach Atlantic University) and business owners who bring their creativity to others.  The Rickie Report urges you to attend this event not only to see and purchase these hand made items, but to feel the camaraderie and respect of students and a teacher who have become colleagues.

 

To get directions to John McCoy Pottery and see samples of the work please visit: www.JohnMcCoyPottery.com   or call 561-328-3984.  

From I-95 : Exit Okeechobee Blvd. Go west. Go pass the Turnpike to State Road 7. (Super Target at the corner of State Road 7 and Okeechobee Blvd.) Go North on State Road 7 (right). The road winds and turns into Persimmon. Stay on Persimmon, turn right at 140th Street.  58 Court North is on the right immediately after Planet Kids.

 

From the Turnpike : Exit Okeechobee Blvd. Go west to State Road 7. Turn right. Road changes to Persimmon. Stay on Persimmon until you hit 140th Street. Turn right. 58 Court North is on the right immediately after Planet Kids.

 

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