Armory Art Center Announces Session 5 Classes Beginning April 24th For All Levels And Varied Media

The Armory Art Center announces the classes for youth and adults beginning April 24th and beyond.  Choose from Live Model Studios, Art Salons, Open studio Time, Pop-Up Workshops, Ceramics, Jewelry, Glass, Art History, Drawing, Painting, Photography & Digital Media, Printmaking & Fiber, Sculpture, plus a Summer Art Experience! The Rickie Report shares the details and urges you to register!

 

 

 

 

 

 

811 Park Place   W. Palm Beach, FL 33401

 (561) 832-1776 | armoryart.org | registrar@armoryart.org

Classes are subject to change. Please check out online registration for the most up-to-date offerings

 

REGISTRATION:

Monday – Thursday: 8:30 am – 9:00 pm
Friday: 8:30 am – 5:00 pm
Saturday: 9:00 am – 4:00 pm

Online registration: 24/7   http://www.armoryart.org/registration

SESSION SCHEDULE

Session 5: April 24 – June 17, 2017

Session 6: June 19 – August 12, 2017

Session 1: August 21 – October 28, 2017

Session 2: October 30 – December 23, 2017

Session 3: January 8 – March 3, 2018

Session 4: March 5 – April 28, 2018

Session 5: April 30 – June 23, 2018

Session 6: June 25 – August 18, 2018

 

GALLERY HOURS:
Monday – Friday: 9:00 am – 5:00 pm Saturday: 9:00 am – 4:00 pm

 

 

 

Image by Anthony Burks

ARMORY ART CENTER:

 

MISSION

The mission of the Armory Art Center is to inspire the creation and experience of art.

VISION

The Armory’s vision is to be the leading visual arts education and exhibition center of the Palm Beaches.

ABOUT US

The Armory Art Center has provided high-quality visual arts instruction for three decades. Housed in an historic art deco building, the Armory provides art classes for students of all ages, exhibitions, art salons, lectures, and special events. Held in 12 state-of-the-art studios with nearly 20,000 square feet of classroom space, nearly 300 courses are offered in ceramics, digital arts, drawing, glass, jewelry, painting, printmaking, fiber, and sculpture. Twelve exhibitions are hosted annually in our three galleries.

811 Park Place W. Palm Beach, FL 33401

(561) 832-1776 | armoryart.org | registrar@armoryart.org

 

 

 

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Delray Beach Art League Invites You To Indoor And Outdoor Exhibits Plus Monthly Meeting With Demo

The Delray Art League has so many events going on! For Art Lovers, we give you details about indoor and outdoor events.  For Artists: This is a terrific artist networking organization!  Come to the Monthly Meeting on March 14th!   The Rickie Report shares the dates and sneak peeks for the entire month of March!

 

 

 

“Happening This Month”

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DALLogo

Come join us at

 

“Artists  in  the  Park”

Outdoor Fine Art Exhibit & Show

 

Weekends 10:00 AM – 4:30 PM

Veterans Park @ Atlantic Avenue and the Intracoastal

Or
Old School Square @ Atlantic Avenue and Swinton

 

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DAL  Fine  Art  Exhibits

The  Winter  Interlude  Exhibit  2016

Friday January 29 to Friday March 25th

Delray Beach City Hall Gallery

100 NW First Avenue

Delray Beach, Florida
City Hall Hours: Monday – Friday, 8:00am to 5:00pm. Admission is free.

And   The  Winners  are:

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Our  Next  Monthly  Meeting

Monday March 14, 2016

 7:00 – 9:00 PM

Program:

Techniques using Transparent Watercolor

by:

 

Carol Z. Brody

Carol Brody is a distinguished and internationally known watercolor artist. Her paintings reflect her love of color & texture. She allows her paintings to begin as a flow of feelings, intuition & spirit. As her paintings grew & emerged they begin to suggest a form which she develops by many layers of glazing.

 

Carol has won many awards for her beautiful wet-in-wet paintings. She is also an inspiring teacher; since 1987, she has shared her personal color palette along with glazes & other techniques. She gives workshops & serves as an exhibit juror.

 

She is a signature member of the National Watercolor Society, FL Watercolor Society and others and has been featured in many art magazines. Carol has had 8 major one person exhibits in NY and WPB. Her paintings hang in many private homes & corporate offices including UBS, Paine Webber, Price Waterhouse and Kent State U. School of Art in OH.

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DAL meetings are held in the Commissioner’s Chambers at Delray Beach City Hall, 100 NW 1st Ave. Meetings are free and open to the public. Donations to DAL’s Jack Feinberg Art Education Fund are accepted

 

Invitation  for  New  Members

To become a Delray Art League exhibiting member, you must submit three pieces of your original artwork at one of our monthly general meetings. Artwork should be presented to the Jurying Committee between 6:15 and 6:30 p.m. before the start of the General Meeting at 7:00 p.m. Please bring a check or cash. You will be notified by mail of your acceptance. If not accepted, your check will be returned.

 

CATEGORIES FOR MEMBERSHIP:

 

 Exhibiting Member $40.00
 Family members (exhibiting} $50.00
 Friend membership (non-exhibiting) $20.00

 

Accepted Artwork:
2 D ART – watercolor, oil, acrylic, collage, etc.
SCULPTURE – stone, wood, metal, etc.
PHOTOGRAPHY – At this time the photography category is filled
Not Accepted: crafts, glass, pottery, fiber art, jewelry, bead-stringing, poured molds, flowers, shell craft, etc. Categories not listed will be decided at the discretion of the Jurying Committee, with final determination by the Board of Directors.

 

Art should be signed by the artist and ready for hanging. Art done on paper should be matted and framed with Plexiglas (no glass). Canvas must be framed or gallery wrapped (no staples showing) with sides painted.

 

For more information go to: www.delrayartleague.com

 

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 Delray Chamber Contacts N Cocktails Sponsored by Delray Art League, Feb. 11, 2016

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DAL  Members  Around  Town

Alfred Biegel’s painting “Waterfall: Boca West” was awarded 3rd Place in the Wild Art Exhibit now at the Cornell Museum, Delray from January to April.

Brenda Gordon’s new 2016 series of pencil and charcoal can be seen at Magnus & Gordon Gallery

Bill Farran will be competing in Art 2016 Nathan D. Rosen Biennial Juried Art Competition at the Nathan D. Rosen Museum Gallery, Thursday, Feb. 11 through March 17, 2016. He will be at the Chabad of South Palm Beach Art Show, February-April.

David Cohen has two paintings hanging at the Guild Gallery on Atlantic Ave. Delray.

Dimitri Saginov, Patricia Maguire, Deb LaFogg Docherty, Manny Jomok, Ralph Papa and Vicki Siegel are teaching at Old School Square. For more information see www.oldschoolsquare.org

Dovima has pieces at the new Galleria Gilda in Lake Worth and wearable art garments at ArtServe in Fort Lauderdale, Lighthouse Art Center-in Tequesta and Lake Worth Art League in Lake Worth

Ellen Pollack‘s artwork is being exhibited and sold at MONDANA GALLERY at Delray Marketplace on Atlantic Avenue.

Jack Feinberg’s paintings will now be on display at My Salon Suite in Delray and Ocean East Real Estate in Boynton Beach

Jacquie Medeiros has a piece in the Artists Take Flight exhibit at the Palm Beach International Airport. Exhibit runs thru March.

Janice Weiss is showing two of her watercolors at Delray Beach City Hall, 1100 NW 1st Ave, Delray. The exhibit will extend through March 25. She will also be exhibiting at the Ocean Ridge Coastal Artists Show at Ocean Ridge Town Hall through March. Opening Reception on March 8 from 6:00pm-8:00pm.

Jean-Louis Chauvette will be participating in the CVE Art Show in Deerfield Beach on the 5th and 6th of March.

Joe Marcou’s has 3 paintings in the Floral Fusion exhibit at the Kimbell Center in Jonathon Dickinson Park. Joe also has paintings hanging in the Oak Bistro & Wine Bar on Southern Boulevard in West Palm Beach

Joyce Milbauer will be showing one of her paintings at the Ocean Ridge Coastal Artists juried Art Show which runs from March 3rd to March 31st. The location is at the Ocean Ridge Town Hall at 6450 N. Ocean Blvd.

Karen H. Salup was juried into NewYorkART.com on-line gallery and was accepted into the National Association of Women Artist “Women of Vision 11 Exhibiting in Armory Annex Gallery, Lake Worth, Fl.

Karen Rosenblatt’s painting Meowjongg is on display at The Artist’s Guild Gallery, 512 E Atlantic Ave. Delray

Lynn Doyal is featured at The Oak Bistro in Wellington.

Manny Jomok’s watercolor, “Panorama at Loxahatchee,” was accepted into the juried show, Florida Wild, at the Cornell Museum, Jan.14 – Apr 17, 2015.

Mark Allen was accepted into Art Synergy and has pieces hanging at Galleria Gilda. He also will be exhibiting in the Plum Gallery in St. Augustine from February thru May

Mary Taylor has pieces in The living Room Theater on the FAU campus and at Galleria Gilda in Lake Worth. She also was voted one of the most popular photographers for 2015 on ViewBug

Nina Odorisio has paintings at Malevo tango dance studio, at 1300 Atlantic Blvd, Pompano Beach

Pat Kaufman will be participating in the American Craft Endeavors Art and Craft Show First weekend of March. Pat also has a piece on display in the Boca Community Center WPWC society show and several pieces in the Museum shop at the Cornell Art Museum, Delray Beach

Patricia Maguire’s painting ” Morning Rounds” won Second Place at Boca Museum Artists’ Guild Gallery, Feb/March show. Her Reflections on a Stream won honorable Mention at the Living Room Theater’s Feb./ March show. Winter Morning Lake Ida won the Jack Richeson Award at the Plein Fun Fest.

Reed Dixon is participating in the Art at the Airport show. He also has paintings on display at theDerek Gores Gallery in Melbourne, FL. He will be exhibiting in the Plum Gallery in St. Augustine from February thru May.

Stan Dornfest has 2 paintings in the “Wild” show at The Cornell Art Museum, and 2 Paintings in the Artist Guild Gallery-one of which was awarded 3rd prize.

Tom Melillo is currently showing at Rolando Chang Barrero Gallery, Lucerne Ave. Lake Worth

Vicki Siegel has four new works in Woman: Untitled at the Cultural Council of Palm Beach County, January 15 through March 12. 601 Lake Ave., Lake Worth, FL.

Vicki Siegel and Leora Klaymer Stewart present “Blurring Distinctions” at the Eissey Gallery at Palm Beach State College running through March 18th.

 

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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

“Blurring Distinctions” Paintings and Artworks by Vicki Siegel and Leora Klaymer Stewart At Eissey Campus Art Gallery, Palm Beach State College

Artists Vicki Siegel and Leora Klaymer Stewart present “Blurring Distinctions” a two person exhibition of paintings and artworks at the Art Gallery at Eissey Campus located on the campus of Palm Beach State College in Palm Beach Gardens, FL. The free, Public Opening Reception takes place on February 16th, as the exhibit runs through March 18th.  Using metaphor is common ground for the artworks of both artists. Stewart and Siegel present works that are an exploration of their preferred mediums of fiber (Stewart) and acrylic paint (Siegel). Both artists’ works push the boundaries of their chosen materials to new forms. The Rickie Report shares the details and some sneak peeks.

ART  GALLERY

EISSEY  CAMPUS

PALM  BEACH  STATE  COLLEGE

PRESENTS:

 

“Blurring Distinctions”

Featuring:

Vicki Siegel

Leora Klaymer Stewart

Opening Reception:

Tuesday, February 16, 2016

5:30-7:30 PM

Gallery Hours:

Monday – Friday, 11 am – 5 pm.

 

3160 PGA Blvd., Palm Beach Gardens, FL.

For more information call 561 207-5015.

Exhibit runs February 16, 2016 t0 March 18th, 2016

 

 

 

 

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Vicki Siegel’s paintings explore painting and photography combined. Blending the two art forms is a process that results in images that are both real and imaginary. In these colorful figurative works, a boundary becomes a metaphor for the point where two things become different. Human and natural forms are transformed by the use of acrylic paint, image transfers from Siegel’s photographs, and paint skins.  For the first time Siegel will also be exhibiting paint skin sculptures that combine found materials, light and paint. Vicki Siegel explains these new works, “It is through the use of paint as sculptural material that I hope to bring new ideas to the medium of acrylic paint”.

 

 

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“Out Of Bounds” Detail by Vicki Siegel

 

 

 

Leora Klaymer Stewart works primarily in 3 dimensions using a variety of textile and digital photo techniques to construct her fiber forms and installations. These “sculptural” forms are constructed of natural and manmade fibrous materials to create pieces that are metaphors for the environment, specifically water as a source for life. Klaymer’s works remind us that the oceans, waterfalls, mangroves, and underwater sea life are endangered and represent the fragility of life on earth.

 

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“Uncharted” Detail by Vicki Siegel

 

 

 

 

For this show, Stewart has created an installation which is a collaboration between Leora Klaymer Stewart, Steve Spring and Sandra Kuba. “Coral Sea” was created using Steve Springs’ photographic images of coral reefs and digitally printed on silk panels along with suspended sea life forms constructed in mixed media by fiber artist, Sandra Kuba. “Blurring Distinctions” is curated by Karla Walter, Director of the Eissey Gallery at Palm Beach State Campus, PGA.

 

 

 

 

 

VICKI SIEGEL is a contemporary artist whose mixed media paintings, photography and sculpture explore the connection between memory and reality. She was an art director and creative director in advertising in Milan, Italy, Chicago, and South Florida. Vicki is a full time working artist who exhibits extensively. Her works can be found in many private collections. Vicki Siegel has studied towards a M.F.A. at Tyler School of Art, Rome and holds a B.F.A. from the University of Illinois. She is a passionate instructor of painting. Vicki Siegel is a Golden Artist Educator (GAEP), a member of the National Association of Women Artists (NAWA), and a signature member of the Boca Museum Artists’ Guild among other organizations. Her studio is in Delray Beach, Florida. Vickisiegelart.com

 

 

 

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“Mangrove” Detail by Leora Klaymer Stewart

 

 

LEORA KLAYMER STEWART has been creating and constructing fiber artworks since the 1960’s, receiving her BFA and MFA from the school of the Art Institute, Chicago. Leora has a long history of national and international exhibitions as well as architectural commissions and has curated several exhibitions and has been awarded two National Endowment for the Arts fellowships. She has taught fiber arts at prestigious schools throughout the United States. Leora currently teaches fiber arts at the Armory Art Center in W. Palm Beach Florida. Her work has been reviewed and written about in many publication and can be seen at www.leorakstewart.com.

 

 

 

Leora and Vicki will be discussing their work at the Art Salon at the Armory Art Center on Tuesday March 1,2016 at 6 pm.  For more information visit: www.armoryart.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

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Palm Beach Gardens, FL 33420

Rickie@therickiereport.com

561-537-0291

Delray Art League Invites You To Enjoy Art And Musical Events

The Delray Art League (DAL) invites everyone to their Monthly Meeting on February 8th featuring Serafima Sokolov, who will speak about “Night Vision and Fluorescent Techniques”.  Don’t miss “Contacts & Cocktails”, cosponsored with the Greater Delray Beach Chamber of Commerce on February 11th.  This is a fantastic opportunity to hear music provided by the Milagro Teens Orchestra and to network, network, network! At DAL’s “Artists In The Park” you can see the exquisite artwork of its members.  Enjoy “Winter Interlude Exhibit 2106” at the Delray Beach City Hall Gallery.  The Rickie Report shares sneak peeks and all of the details here. We encourage art lovers and art patrons to see the exhibits. We urge artists to join this fabulous art networking organization!

 

 

 

 

“Happening This Month”
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Come join us at

 Old School Square

Under the Tent

“Contacts & Cocktails”

February 11, 2016

5:15 – 7:00 pm

Sponsored by Delray Art League and Delray Greater Beach Chamber of Commerce
Music provided by Milagro Teens Orchestra

To Register: Register Here

Chamber Members: $10 in advance, $15 at the door
Non-members $20 per person

Don’t forget to bring your business cards for successful networking.

 

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“Artists in the Park”
Outdoor Fine Art Exhibit & Show

 

 

Weekends 10:00 AM – 4:30 PM

Veterans Park @ Atlantic Avenue and the Intracoastal
Or
Old School Square @ Atlantic Avenue and Swinton

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DAL Fine Art Exhibits

 

The Winter Interlude Exhibit 2016

Friday, January 29th to Friday, March, 25th

 

 

Delray Beach City Hall Gallery
100 NW First Avenue
     Delray Beach, Florida
City Hall Hours: Monday – Friday, 8:00am to 5:00pm. Admission is free.

AND

Our Next Monthly Meeting

Monday February 8th, 2016
7:00 – 9:00 PM

Program:

Night Vision and Fluorescent Techniques

by Serafima Sokolov

Serafima Sokolov has developed a unique painting style which she calls “Night Vision”.  Her paintings reflect modern issues such as war, equal rights and theocracy.  Her newest efforts include a series about the Great Depression.

 

Even though her paintings depict struggle, they are actually lessons in survival, not defeat.  They are about the strength of the human condition. With her parents, Serafima immigrated to the United States just prior to the fall of the former Soviet Union. She has seen a different side to life.

 

Graduating from FAU, Serafima successfully developed a career in art, primarily working in oils and acrylics.  She enjoys doing murals which can be seen locally while her artwork has attracted nationwide attention.

 

 

 

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“Dust Bowl Series” by Serafima Sokolov

http://www.serafimasokolov.com/

 

 

DAL meetings are held in the Commissioner’s Chambers at Delray Beach City Hall, 100 NW 1st Ave. Meetings are free and open to the public. Donations to DAL’s Jack Feinberg Art Education Fund are accepted

 

Invitation for New Members

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Dee Utasi’s Encaustics Demonstration at DAL’s Monthly Meeting

 

 

To become a Delray Art League exhibiting member, you must submit three pieces of your original artwork at one of our monthly general meetings. Artwork should be presented to the Jurying Committee between 6:15 and 6:30 p.m. before the start of the General Meeting at 7:00 p.m. Please bring a check or cash. You will be notified by mail of your acceptance. If not accepted, your check will be returned.

 

CATEGORIES FOR MEMBERSHIP:

 

 

Exhibiting Member $40.00
 Family members (exhibiting} $50.00
 Friend membership (non-exhibiting) $20.00

 

 

Accepted Artwork:
2 D ART – watercolor, oil, acrylic, collage, etc.
SCULPTURE – stone, wood, metal, etc.
PHOTOGRAPHY – At this time the photography category is filled
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Not Accepted: crafts, glass, pottery, fiber art, jewelry, bead-stringing, poured molds, flowers, shell craft, etc. Categories not listed will be decided at the discretion of the Jurying Committee, with final determination by the Board of Directors.
Art should be signed by the artist and ready for hanging. Art done on paper should be matted and framed with Plexiglas (no glass). Canvas must be framed or gallery wrapped (no staples showing) with sides painted.

For more information go to: www.delrayartleague.com

 

 

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DAL Members Around Town

 

 

Alfred Biegel’s painting “Waterfall: Boca West” was awarded 3rd Place in the Wild Art Exhibit now at the Cornell Museum, Delray from January to April.

Bill Farran will be competing in Art 2016 Nathan D. Rosen Biennial Juried Art Competition at the Nathan D. Rosen Museum Gallery, Thursday, Feb. 11 and run through March 17, 2016. He will be at ArtiGras Fair Jupiter Fl. Feburary 13-15, 2016 and at the Chabad of South Palm Beach Art Show, February-April. Bill will be speaking Sunday, February 21, 2016 from 4-6 PM

Bob Birkenes was invited to participate in Milagro Centers Abstract Exhibit at The Blueprint Gallery through February 5th

Brenda Gordon’s new 2016 series of pencil and charcoal can be seen at Magnus & Gordon Gallery

Camille Rosano won an Honorable Mention for her watercolor “For Pappa and Charlie” in the January art show at the Lake Worth Art League.

Carolyn Barth’s painting “Searching” was included in the National Association of Women Artists – Florida Chapter show at the Armory Art Center Annex, 1121 Lucerne Avenue, Lake Worth, FL from January 16 – February 13, 2016.

Claudia Hafner won the Emerging Artist Award in the Gold Coast Watercolor Society Exhibition: Florida Focus on Art 2016, Jan 18-Feb 15. She was also juried into Fleeting Glimpses at the Bonnet House Museum and Gardens in Fort Lauderdale, exhibiting through the end of February and was juried in to Fort Lauderdale Yacht Club Fine Art Show.

David Cohen was awarded 1st prize at The Guild Gallery on Atlantic Ave.Delray for his “Sunday Afternoon” Oil on Canvas painting.

Deb La Fogg Docherty is now on exhibit at the Foundation Fine Art Gallery in Deerfield Beach. She has also won the 2016 Award of Merit in the National Oil and Acrylic Painter’s Society On-Line International Exhibit.

 
Dimitri Saginov, Patricia Maguire, Deb LaFogg Docherty, Manny Jomok, Ralph Papa and Vicki Siegel are teaching at the Delray Center for the Arts. For more information see www.delrayarts.org

Dovima has pieces at the new Galleria Gilda in Lake Worth and wearable art garments at ArtServe in Fort Lauderdale, Lighthouse Art Center-in Tequesta and Lake Worth Art League in Lake Worth

Ellen Pollack‘s artwork is being exhibited and sold at MONDANA GALLERY at Delray Marketplace on Atlantic Avenue.

Jack Feinberg’s paintings will now be on display at My Salon Suite in Delray and Ocean East Real Estate in Boynton

Jacquie Medeiros has a piece in the Artists Take Flight exhibit at the Palm Beach International Airport. Exhibit runs thru March.

Joe Marcou’s paintings are now hanging in the Oak Bistro & Wine Bar on Southern Boulevard in West Palm Beach

John Bowen will be exhibiting his Watercolors at the Ft. Lauderdale Yacht Club Invitational Show Thursday night 6 to 10 pm, February 4th. John will also be exhibiting in the Ft. Myers Festival of the Arts, February 6th & 7th

Karen H. Salup was juried into NewYorkART.com on-line gallery and was accepted into the National Association of Women Artist “Women of Vision 11 Exhibiting in Armory Annex Gallery, Lake Worth, Fl.

Kathryn Carlyle and Cheryl Gibbs will be at The Butterfield Garage Gallery in St. Augustine, FL the entire month of February. Opening night for the show is Friday, February 5th from 7 til 9:30pm.

Lynn Doyal is featured at The Oak Bistro in Wellington.

Manny Jomok’s watercolor, “Panorama at Loxahatchee,” was accepted into the juried show, Florida Wild, at the Cornell Museum, Jan.14 – Apr 17, 2015.

Mark Allen was accepted into Art Synergy and has pieces hanging at Galleria Gilda. He also will be exhibiting in the Plum Gallery in St. Augustine from February thru May

Mary Taylor has pieces in The living Room Theater on the FAU campus and at Gilda’s Gallery in Lake Worth. She also was voted one of the most popular photographers for 2015 on ViewBug

Naomi Shulman’s paintings are now on display at the Arena Gallery

Nina Odorisio has paintings at Malevo tango dance studio, at 1300 Atlantic Blvd, Pompano Beach

Pat Kaufman has a piece on display in the Boca community Center WPWC society show and several pieces in the Museum shop at the Cornell Art Museum, Delray Beach

Reed Dixon is participating in the Art at the Airport show. He also has paintings on display at the Arts Arena Gallery in Delray and in the Derek Gores Gallery in Melbourne, FL. He will be exhibiting in the Plum Gallery in St. Augustine from February thru May.

Romaine Kaufman will be having a solo show in April at the Tamarac Community Center on Commercial Ave.

 
Sheila Ballaban’s piece “Behind The Mirror” has been juried into the Nathan D Rosen Biennial show with the opening reception on Thursday Feb. 11- March 17 2016. She is also having a one woman show at Chabad which is on now till Feb 15 2016. at 224 S Ocean Blvd Manalapan Fl.

Stan Dornfest has a Solo Show at The Weisman Center 7091 West Atlantic Ave., Delray. The Opening reception is Sunday, Jan 31–2-4.  Stan also has 2 paintings in the “Wild” show at The Cornell Art Museum, and 2 Paintings in the Artist Guild Gallery-one of which was awarded 3rd prize.

Tom Melillo is currently showing at Rolando Chang Barrero Gallery, Lucerne Ave. Lake Worth

Vicki Siegel has four new works in Woman: Untitled at the Cultural Council of Palm Beach County, January 15 through March 12. 601 Lake Ave., Lake Worth, FL.

 
Vicki Siegel and Leora Klaymer Stewart present “Blurring Distinctions” at the Eissey Gallery at Palm Beach State College. Opening reception Tuesday Feb. 16 5:30- 7:30 pm. the show runs through March 18th. 3160 PGA Blvd. Palm Beach Gardens.

 

Wendy Jones has a painting in the plein air show at the Delray Historical Society on Swinton.  The show runs through February 28th.  Her painting of the Cason Cottage sold in the first hour of the show

 

 

 

 

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Palm Beach Gardens, FL 33420

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South Florida Basket and Fiber Guild Invites You to Next Meeting

After you “ooh” and “ahh” over some the amazing basketry designs or fabric art you’ve seen, do you ever think, “I could never do that, but I would love to try”?  The Rickie Report knows first hand that you CAN try and you CAN create your own baskets and other fiber artistry!  We are sharing an invitation to attend the next meeting of the South Florida Basket and Fiber Guild.  Meet other like-minded creatives and try something new!  This month’s meeting will feature renown fiber artist, Leora Klayner Stewart who will discuss Women and Fiber Art.  Here are the details.

 

South Florida Basket and Fiber Guild

 

Invites You

Monthly Meeting Featuring:

 

Fiber Artist, Leora Klayner Stewart

Wednesday, February 4th

 9 am – 1 pm

Armory Art Center

1700 Parker Avenue       W.Palm Beach, FL 33401

(561) 832-1776

 

 

The South Florida Basket and Fiber Guild was formed in January 2013 by a dozen enthusiastic fiber artists from Palm Beach and Broward Counties. Our purpose is to provide educational and promotional opportunities for members, both individually and as a group. We welcome all fiber artists who have a common interest in creating baskets, vessels and other woven creations to collaborate in an environment of camaraderie and fellowship. Our guild is open to weavers at all levels to share their art.  We are affiliated with the Florida Tropical Weavers Guild and the National Basketry Organization.

 

"Life Cycle" by Leora Stewart

“Life Cycle” by Leora Klayner Stewart

 

We are fiber artists and enthusiasts from around South Florida who share diverse, but allied interests including basketry, weaving, knitting, crochet, needlework, felting and beading. By coming together as a guild, we hope to inspire interest and creativity in basketry and the fiber arts among both emerging and seasoned artists through networking, educational programs and exhibitions.

 

 

Meetings are the first Wednesday of each month from 9:00 am – 1:00 pm at the Armory Art Center in West Palm Beach. Informal meetings or weave-ins may be held during the summer months. Meeting details including topics/speakers and directions are listed in the news and events section, our newsletter and posted on our Facebook page.

 

"Virgin Bride" by Leora Klayner Stewart

“Virgin Bride” by Leora Klayner Stewart

 

Leora tells The Rickie Report, “These abstract constructions are based on my observations of forms and structures found in nature. Layers are the focus of my work in several ways: as components of physical structure, as elements of process, and as metaphor for constant change and growth. The materials are natural fibers, hand-made papers, bamboo reeds, metal wires, glass beads and other found objects. I manipulate these materials using a variety of techniques to construct the pieces, which I refer to as “Landscape Structures.”

 

Linen and Reed Wall Hanging by Leora Klaymer Stewart

Linen Thread Wall Hanging by Leora Klaymer Stewart

 

Meetings include guild business, show and share and a hands-on demonstration or guest speaker. In addition, one or two intensive workshops are planned during year. Check the news and events page or our newsletter for more information.

 

For more information about the South Florida Basket and Fiber Guild  please visit:
southfloridabasketandfiberguild.org

 and

https://www.facebook.com/pages/South-Florida-Basket-and-Fiber-Guild/410080982419059

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

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PEEPS® Winners and May Events in Lake Worth

Over 67,000 ballots were used at Clay Glass Metal Stone Cooperative Gallery to vote for the enormous 2014 PEEPS® display!  The Rickie Report will share a few of the most popular ones in this article.  In addition, there a MANY events, classes, sales and workshops that you’ll need to mark in your calendars.  Get ready for May in Downtown Lake Worth and take a Springtime ramble through this Little Village by the Sea!

 

 

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“Salt and PEEPER” by Suz Easely

 

 

 

 PEEPS® Retrospective/Winners

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Springtime Ramble in Lake Worth

 

 

 

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Mayor Pam Triolo awards First Place for PEEPS Show,2014  (“Blessings” by Sid Walesh)

 

On the Friday of the opening of the Peeps® Show, Lake Worth Mayor, Pam Triolo, awarded first prize to Sid Walesh for his triptych, “Blessings.”  Second and fifth places went to Suz Easley for “Yearly Peep Smear,” and “Salt and Peeper.”  Third place was awarded to Lake Worth High School for “Star S’mores,” and fourth place was awarded to Bonnie Brunner for “Peep Zilla.”  

 

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Lake Worth High School’s entry, “Star Smores”

 

You can see them all of the entries at CGMSPeeps.blogspot.com as well as in our Facebook albums  (Clay Glass Metal Stone Gallery on Facebook.)  Clever, funny, and we bet you can’t wait for next year already!

 

 

 

With your help, Lake Worth is rapidly becoming the epicenter of South Florida’s Great Arts Renaissance. This month, you are invited to directly contribute to this.  On May 6, The Community Foundation and United Way are hosting the Great Give.  This is one day of giving, on line, to hundreds of non-profits throughout Palm Beach and Martin Counties.

 

 

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On May 6th, Lake Worth, Flamingo Clay Studio, Clay Glass Metal Stone Gallery is participating in the Great Give.  Enter  all gifts must be made by credit or debit card on www.GreatGivePBC.org or www.GreatGiveMartin.org or by calling 1-844-GIVE-DAY (1-844-448-3329).  Minimum Donation is $10.00.   Go to www.greatgivepbc.org/#npo/flamingo-clay-studio and contribute $10-$10,000. Every donation FCS receives will be multiplied with bonus dollars from the Community Foundation and a National Pool.  The funds raised by Flamingo Clay Studio will be used to train students from Lake Worth High School’s Arts Department in the building and installation of ceramic, mosaic walls in  Lake Worth’s most blighted neighborhoods.  The funds will also be used for scholarships for economically challenged senior citizen artists, to build a huge, community accessible kiln complex and to continue construction on the regions largest 3-D artists studios for glass blowing, large metals foundry, clay, ceramic, fused glass and small metals studios.  This project, once fully funded and complete, is expected to become an international arts destination.  If you miss the May 6th Great Give, you can still contribute to this non-profit artists’ project.  On website CGMS.FlamingoClayStudio.org, you may make a tax-deductible contribution through PayPal.

 

 

ModSquad (The Merchants of Downtown Lake Worth) have many fine art gallery members for you to visit during the month of May.  All exhibits are constantly changing. Make the month of May your Art Tour Month through the Historic Village of Lake Worth.

 

 

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Start your tour on the 600 block of Lucerne and visit the Lake Worth Arts League, South Florida’s oldest arts association.  Their beautiful gallery is filled with paintings and photography. Head west to the MaryAnne and Bruce Webber Galleries, located on the 700 block of Lucerne the longest established galleries and framing establishments in Lake Worth.  Make a left hand turn on J street and walk two blocks to 15 South J Street, The Clay Glass Metal Stone Gallery, Palm Beach County’s first non-profit 3-D artist cooperative.  Head back to the 800 block of Lake Avenue for the Robert Pardo (Artefacts) Gallery featuring the works of Laura Anne Jacobs.  Travel east to ShoeStrings Gallery located in Palm Beach Interiors.

 

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There are many other little galleries located in the nooks and crannies of the town. Take a day to explore and delight in the art that fills this town. Don’t miss the gallery inside the Cultural Council of Palm Beach County (601 Lake Avenue) and see two SOLO exhibitions, Ray P. Neubert and Leora Klaymer Stewart (look at previous Rickie Reports for more details).  Then walk across the street and visit Artisans on the Ave. (630 Lake Avenue).

 

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Fine Art and fine craftsmanship are found in many shops throughout the town. At Lake Worth Jewelers, 615 Lake Avenue, master designer and jeweler, Richard Fahnoe, is creating one of a kind jewelry with gold and diamonds. After one piece is cast, the mold is destroyed. Lake Worth Jewelers has been in downtown Lake Worth for thirty-two years. Their hours are 9-5, Monday-Saturday.

 

 

 

Brogue’s Down Under, 621 Lake Avenue, has learned the formula for packing in crowds for dinner and a show.  With their elegant and newly windowed back restaurant, diners can come in for a fine meal and to enjoy their Thursday evening (5-8PM) Rod Stewart Tribute Band.  Watch for additional evenings with addition tribute groups to spring up on a regular basis.

 

 

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Lake Worth now welcomes exciting new Street Performers to town beginning in May.  FlowSource has found a new home in Lake Worth. Every First and Third Friday in May for Lake Worth’s Evenings on the Avenues,  FlowSource will be presenting a flowing team of powerful, creative, and joyful individuals dedicating their lives to what they love to do best. These artists are excited to share many forms of performance arts.  They will mesmerize, captivate, and amaze you. You will laugh and join in the fun.  Come see: Live painting and portraits by Zipporah SkyWalker, Spoken Word/Poetry acapella and musical accompaniment by Casandra Tenenbaum, Brian Ritter, and Emily Andari.  Poi, Staff, and Hula Hoop performances by Patrick Kiebzak, Jeremiah Collins, Blair Welcome, and Cassandra Tenenbaum. Watch as these performers, especially as they use LED and fire props! They inspire community connection through playful interactions and create a showcase spectacle in Downtown Lake Worth that links the community with performers, artists, and merchants.

 

 

The Lake Worth Playhouse and the Stonzek Movie Theater are the finest antiques Lake Worth has to offer.  The buildings are architectural gems, well worth the visit.  Sitting inside the theater brings you back 100 years.  Within the beautiful surroundings of this glorious theater, you can experience wonderful and affordable productions.  The Stonzek Movie Theater shows independent and rare films seen nowhere else in the county.

 

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The alliterive Second Saturday Sidewalk Sale (May 10th) in Lake Worth is always filled with Big Bargains and a ThirdEye Adventure.  The Second Saturday Sidewalk sales fill the downtown streets with treasures.  Long cherished, Bees Knees, has lost its lease in Lake Worth and is looking for a new site. You Bees Knees addicts can find their extrodinary and affordable treasures every Second Saturday on the parking lot of CGMS Gallery, 15 South J Street.  This is Lake Worth’s example of neighbor helping neighbor.  The best way to get the Bees Knees up an running again is to come downtown and make sure you buy out their parking lot sale.   GotThirdEyeAdventures.com raises money for local charities. This month’s adventure is “Back to Boston,” a bar crawl and tap takeover. This adventure will feature an 80’s Costume Contest with food, fun, music & prizes.

 

 

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Stop by McMow Art Glass located at 701 North Dixie Hwy. to see their workshop, supply area for all things “glass” and their studios.  Classes and workshops are available year round!

 

 

CELEBRATE! 

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Friday, May 16, Clay Glass Metal Stone Gallery (15 South J Street) celebrates its 5th Anniversary in downtown Lake Worth. The party starts at 6PM.  Some of Palm Beach’s best performers come out to celebrate this anniversary. In keeping with Gallery Anniversary Tradition, Butterflies will be handed out to the first 100 visitors.  Champaign and cake will be served.

 

 

Metal Clay Classes for Charity: Ruth Ekiert of Trinkets and Treasures teaches regular classes in metal clay and resins to raise funds for a local non-profit.  Metal Clays can be worked with to make jewelry and art objects.  Once fired in a kiln, the clay burns out and you are left with silver, copper or brass.  (Most classes in the area cost $140 plus materials for a four hour class).  Ruth charges $75 including materials. Groups are welcome.  Classes are set up at your convenience. Six person minimum.

 

The Merchants of Downtown is a group that meets weekly to make Downtown Lake Worth a welcoming destination for neighbors and visitors alike.  The MOD Squad, as they fondly refer to themselves, organizes block by block bringing activity, unity and camaraderie to the Downtown corridor.  For additional information contact JClay6@aol.com .

 

 

 

 

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

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Rickie@therickiereport.com

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