Ten Jewelry Designers Show And Sell Jewelry, Pearls, Crystals, Bling! At Artisans On The Ave Friday, January 25. Event Is Free And Open To The Public

Pearls, and crystals, and BLING take over Artisans On The Ave in downtown Lake Worth on Friday, January 25.  Meet the ten jewelry designers and enjoy free refreshments as you browse one-of-a-kind baubles made from metal, glass, beads, gemstones, silk, paper, rubber, beach glass, found objects, and an unlimited imagination!  The Rickie Report shares the details and some sneak peeks!  

 

 

 

 

 

630 Lake Avenue   Lake Worth, FL  33460

561-762-8162      theartisansontheave.com

Hours:  

Monday – Saturday 11 AM to 9 PM

Sunday 9 AM to 7 PM

 

 

 

Artisans on the Ave Gallery Presents:

Jewelry that Rocks!

Opening Reception:

Friday, January 25

 6:00-9:00 pm

Free and open to the public; refreshments served

 

 

 

Pearls and crystals and bling, oh my! On Friday, January 25th, the jewelry designers at Artisans on the Ave invite you to get your sparkle on.

From 6:00 to 9:00 pm there will be lots of artists along with free refreshments and the reception is open to the public.

The gallery will feature over ten local artists who continually amaze us with their one-of-a-kind adornments.

Artisans on the Ave’s jewelry designers create wearable art using metal, glass, gemstones, beads, silk, rubber, paper, beach glass, found objects and more.

Each piece makes a statement, so if it’s compliments you are seeking, this is the place to shop!

Whether your style is traditional, bohemian or anything in between, you are sure to find some bauble that speaks to you. So follow the road – no, it’s not yellow brick – over to Artisans on the Ave gallery in downtown Lake Worth and meet the talented artists. You can score some bling (sorry, no ruby slippers here) that will prove you’re surely not in Kansas anymore!

For more information about this event or joining the gallery:

Artisans on the Ave

630 Lake Avenue  Lake Worth, FL 33460

561-762-8162

 

 

 

 

 

 

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17019 SW Sapri Way   Port St. Lucie, FL 34986

Karen Kennedy Offers “Kumihimo Leather Braided Bracelet” Class At “Make & Take” On January 8th

Karen Kennedy, local jewelry maker, is offering a NEW CLASS at Clay Glass Metal Stone Gallery for a “Make And Take” event on Monday, January 8th.  Create a leather Kumihimo braided bracelet with a hand made hammered steel clasp (made by Karen). This traditional Japanese technique of braiding strands of fibers (silk, leather, etc.) creates intricately colored cords. The ancient weaving method was utilized by the Samurai to create the laces for their armor and battle gear!  You can incorporate beads into the weave, making the possibilities of designs endless! Reservations are a MUST. Pay in advance and get a discount!  The Rickie Report shares the details and some sneak peeks of Karen’s work.  She will also be selling pieces of her jewelry at the Gallery.

 

 

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MONDAY,  JANUARY  8TH

  7 – 9 PM

 

CLAY  GLASS METAL  STONE  GALLERY

15 South J Street    Lake Worth, FL

 

2 Step On-line Registration:

1.  Go to this link and make payment http://clayglassmetalstonegallery.com/donate/

2.  Email with name of artist and class you have paid for to:
Joyce@FlamingoClayStudio.org

 

Close-Up view of leather Kumihimo bracelet and hand made Hammered Steel Clasp by Karen Kennedy

 

 

This make ‘n take class will create a black and brown leather Kumihimo braided bracelet with a hammered steel clasp. During class you will learn basic skills of opening and properly closing jump rings, an 8-strand Kumihimo weave, and a demonstration of how to make a hammered steel clasp. Provided in the class fee are the leather, jump rings, and hammered steel clasps of different sizes and shapes (hand made by Karen) – tools will be provided. Feel free to bring your own, if you have them. We will make a weaving wheel from cardboard, or you may purchase a sturdier round Kumihimo weaving wheel for an additional $5.00.

 

 

Kumihimo Braided Bracelet with Hand Made Steel Findings by Karen Kennedy

 

 

 

Karen tells The Rickie Report, “I have always been creative and have a wide variety of skills. After I retired, I found myself caring for an elderly relative and unable to leave the house regularly, so I began looking for something that I could do at home and stumbled across the art of weaving chainmail and wire work. My chosen mediums are stainless steel and sterling silver. As much as I love the chainmail, it’s hard on my hands (literally bending steel!) and I began looking for something as beautiful, but softer! That’s when I found Kumihimo. Now I combine bits of wire work and chainmail with Kumihimo to create a unique, one-of-a-kind piece of wearable art”!

 

 

Close-Up view of leather strands used for a Kumihimo Weave by Karen Kennedy

 

 

” Having to work most of my life, I hold a Master’s Degree in Business. As a Client Manager and an award-winning business improvement specialist for International Business Outsourcing Consultants, I traveled internationally… But art was always my first love; I used different crafts and artistry to express my creativity. I’ve dabbled in drawing and oil painting, calligraphy and lettering, sewing and fabric art, and mosaics. Now, making jewelry, I have found my niche”. 

 

 

Close-Up view of silk strands used for a Kumihimo Weave by Karen Kennedy

 

 

“I began with wire work and chainmail, taking classes at a local beading store. Once I had the basics, I began self-teaching by using the Internet to find and take classes or follow tutorials. When I decided I needed to learn advanced techniques,  I took jewelry classes at the Boca Raton Museum Art School. I have an Etsy Store and I am an juried artist at the Flamingo Clay Glass Metal Stone Studio. I have taught small groups on basic wire skills and making bracelets, and college-level business classes”, Karen shares”.

 

 

 

For more information:   kken258@yahoo.com

 

 

 

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17019 SW Sapri Way   Port St. Lucie, FL 34986

 

Boca Raton Museum Art School Announces New Exhibits And Workshops

An integral part of learning to be an artist is experiencing showing your artwork to the public. The Boca Raton Museum Art School gives every student the opportunity to exhibit in the Art School Gallery and organizes exhibits off-site as well. The Rickie Report shares the latest Exhibits, including the Faculty Exhibit that you will want to see – and some new workshops.  There are new “APPETIZER CLASSES” starting February 1st.  These special 4-week classes include colored pencil drawing, glass fusing, creative book arts, pastels, and nature photography.  Check out the details here!

 

 

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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

 

 

 

An integral part of learning to be an artist is experiencing showing your artwork to the public. The Boca Raton Museum Art School gives every student the opportunity to exhibit in the Art School Gallery as well as organizes exhibits off-site. The student artist learns how to prepare the artwork for exhibit and views the artwork in a gallery setting among other artworks.

 

 

 Art School Exhibits:

 


CURRENT STUDENT EXHIBIT

At The Art School

 

 

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Portrait in Pastel 

 

 

A Selection of artworks by students in abstract painting, beginning drawing, portrait painting, kumihimo jewelry, color pencil drawing, and watercolor classes.

On exhibit January 15 to February 10, 2016

801 W. Palmetto Road Boca Raton FL 33486

 

 

EXHIBIT AT THE BOCA RATON PUBLIC LIBRARY

 

 

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Youth Class Exhibit – Pastel

A 7 year-old’s drawing capturing the directed light in a Morandi inspired still-life 

The Public Library is hosting an exhibit spotlighting two of the Art School’s classes; the after-school art class with Maria Weiss and advanced photography with Allan Pierce. Mrs. Weiss’ after-school class is a fun and richly educational art studio where students learn a variety of art techniques, coupled with art history and vocabulary. Dr. Pierce pushes his students to use their skills beyond taking good photographs in order to create outstanding emotive photographs.

 

On exhibit January 17  to February 12, 2016

Boca Raton Public Library 400 NW 2nd Ave, Boca Raton, FL 33431

 

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Photograph by Alfred Schepis

 

 

 

FACULTY EXHIBIT

Boca Raton Museum of Art

 

Illuminated by Diane Reeves oil on board 20 x 24

“Illuminated” by Diane Reeves, Faculty

 

 

As a museum art school the faculty is invited to exhibit in the Museum each year. 

Wolgin Gallery from January 26 to April 8, 2016

 

 

 

Saturday Art Workshops:

 

SATURDAY, JANUARY 23

Pastel Painting

 

Explore how to use under painting and layering to create luminous pastels.

Instructor: Jane McIntyre

Noon to 4pm

 

Introduction to Plein Air Painting

Do you want to paint outdoors, but don’t know where to start? Learn technical and practical aspects of painting outdoors with Ralph Papa, president of Plein Air Palm Beach Artists association.

Instructor: Ralph Papa

Noon to 4pm.

 

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Ralph Papa painting en plein air 

 

 

APPETIZER CLASSES start February 1

Special 4-week classes start February 1 including colored pencil drawing, glass fusing, creative book arts, pastels, and nature photography. Call for information or check the website

 

 

 

 

 

BOCA RATON MUSEUM ART SCHOOL

801 West Palmetto Park Road, one mile east of I-95

artschool@bocamuseum.org 561-3920-2503

Call for a course catalogue: 561-392-2503

For more information and details please contact

561-392-2503

or visit

http://www.bocamuseum.org/artschool

 

 

 

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